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  • Will Dems who blamed Palin for Giffords attack refuse a ‘conversation’ about NYC shootings?

    12/21/2014 3:01:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 21, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    Jazz already wrote the definitive take on the grisly execution-style shooting of two New York City police officers and the role that irresponsible commentary from elected leaders – particularly Mayor Bill de Blasio – might have played in that attack. Jazz is right to question the part that the mayor’s self-indulgent and unhelpful rhetoric might have played in this incident. Hours after a Staten Island grand jury’s decision to issue no-bill for the death of Eric Garner, de Blasio went on an ill-advised tear in which he impeached the NYPD based solely on his prejudices. “That should never have to...
  • Johnson Comments on Immigration Bill Vote (2013: WI Senator wants to stop deporting families)

    12/21/2014 2:17:48 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    http://www.ronjohnson.senate.gov/ ^ | June 27, 2013 | Senator Ron Johnson
    Senator Ron Johnson (WI) released the following statement regarding his vote on S. 744, the Immigration Reform Bill: "America is a compassionate society, and no one wants to separate families by deporting moms and dads or husbands and wives. As a result, I support immigration reform and a path to legal status for people whose only crime was to enter the country illegally when they came here to work. I also recognize that our current immigration laws are not working – not for American workers, not for employers, and not for immigrants who want to come to America and play...
  • De Blasio Reaping What He Sowed

    12/21/2014 1:54:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | December 21, 2014 | Rick Moran
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is hearing it from all sides today as he pays the consequences for his ill considered remarks following the failure of a grand jury to indict a police officer in the death of Eric Garner. De Blasio enraged police when he told a crowd of supporters in Staten Island earlier this month that he feared for his bi-racial son’s safety when dealing with the police: Chirlane and I have had to talk to Dante for years about the danger that he may face … how to take special care in any encounters he...
  • Protest leaders seek to distance budding movement from New York police killings

    12/21/2014 1:30:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 21, 2014 | Wesley Lowery
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) The ambush killing of two New York police officers on Saturday has forced a burgeoning protest movement against police violence to address accusations that it bears some responsibility for violence carried out in the name of that cause. Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were fatally shot Saturday as they sat in their patrol car in a Brooklyn neighborhood. The suspect, 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, is thought to have posted threats against police on social media before shooting his ex-girlfriend in Baltimore and then traveling to New York to target the officers. He killed himself moments after attacking the officers....
  • List of MSNBC Sponsors (BOYCOTT!!!)

    12/21/2014 10:55:31 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 42 replies
    Kelly Truth Squad ^ | 6-26-2014 | Kelly Truth Squad
    Interested in boycotting MSNBC? Here is a list of the network’s sponsors. Alcatel press@alcatel-lucent.com Anheuser-Busch http://contactus.anheuser-busch.com/Email/email.aspx?Si… Ann Taylor http://www.anntaylorstorescorp.com/contact/index.asp (call or fax) Avon http://shop.avon.com/shop/assist_email_us.asp Banco Nacional de Mexico https://portal.banamex.com.mx/esp/atencion_queremos_esc… Cambridge Technology Partners marketing@ctp-consulting.com Catalyst http://www.catalyst.org/page/50/contact-us Champion International http://support.crosspath.com/support/?sess=101.106.99.1… Chase Manhattan https://www.chase.com/index.jsp?pg_name=ccpmapp/shared/… Choice-Point http://www.lexisnexis.com/risk/contact / Chubb Corporation http://www.chubb.com/marketing/chubb2340.html Coca-Cola http://www.thecoca-colacompany.com/contactus / Community Health Systems http://www.chs.net/company_overview/contact_us.html Dell Computer http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/supp… Delphi Automotive http://delphi.com/contact/other / Fiat http://www.fiat.com/cgi-bin/pbrand.dll/FIAT_COM/contact… Home Depot http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Cont… Honeywell http://www51.honeywell.com/honeywell/contact-support/co… Illinois Tool Works Illinois Tool Works International Speedy http://www.speedyintl.com/contact_us.php Internet Security Systems http://www.securitystoreusa.com/help.asp Invemed http://www.manta.com/c/mm2gr8n/invemed-associates-llc Morgan Chase & Co. http://www.jpmorganchase.com/corporate/About-JPMC/media… Kellogg media.hotline@kellogg.com Kimberly-Clark http://www.kimberly-clark.com/ask/kimberly-clark/countr… Knight-Ridder http://www.mcclatchy.com/2006/06/12/380/contact-us.html Microtune http://www.microtune.com/company/contact_us.shtml Morgan Gauranty Trust http://www.jpmorganchase.com/corporate/About-JPMC/media…...
  • How to Save the GOP From Boehner [A big-name conservative should move now into Ohio's 8th]

    12/21/2014 9:31:54 AM PST · by Moseley · 29 replies
    Fairfax Free Citizen ^ | December 21, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    Powerful GOP leader Eric Cantor was defeated by Dave Brat in Virginia’s Republican Primary mainly over amnesty for illegal aliens and over-spending. Now is it time for some famous conservative to rent a townhouse just outside Springfield, Ohio, and start campaigning against Speaker of the House John Boehner in the 8th Congressional District (C.D.)? People will believe that the campaign manager who knocked off Eric Cantor can do it again to John Boehner. We should field Zachary Werrell, the brilliant young campaign manager who engineered Brat’s astonishing upset over Cantor, despite being vastly outspent. Establishment Republicans have already betrayed their...
  • Sharpton: Our city is hurting from murder of NYPD officers

    12/21/2014 9:10:27 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 54 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 12/20/140 | Al The Hypocrite Sharpton
    ..... Today we mourn the loss of two NYPD officers who were gunned down in a vicious act of senseless violence. As soon as news broke of the tragedy in Brooklyn, I spoke with both the families of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. And let me be perfectly clear, we are all outraged and saddened by the deaths of these police officers. Any use of the names of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, in connection with any violence or killing of police, is reprehensible and against the pursuit of justice in both cases.
  • Cruz: Don't Listen to Consultant 'Cabal' and Pick Another Romney in 2016

    12/21/2014 7:21:06 AM PST · by kingattax · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Dec 2014
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) argued that the GOP should not listen to the “cabal” of consultants in the 2016 presidential race and should also not nominate another Bob Dole, John McCain, or Mitt Romney on Wednesday’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto” on the Fox News Channel.
  • Green Mountain State Going Red?

    12/21/2014 7:08:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2014 | Arthur Schaper
    Looking over the final voter tallies, the winners and losers for state and federal offices, there remains one undecided gubernatorial contest: Vermont. Unlike other states, if a gubernatorial candidate, whether incumbent of challenger, fails to win a simple majority, the state legislature appoints the next governor out of the top three contenders. Incumbent Democrat Peter Shumlin, won by 2,000 votes, yet got less than half the total vote in the 2014 election. Presently, the legislature sits firmly in the Democratic camp, although Republican gained a few seats. Still, Shumlin has weathered some troubling controversies in Vermont. In his 2014 State...
  • Rand Paul: Rubio’s Cuba remarks ‘rude'

    12/21/2014 3:36:24 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 20, 2014 | Justin Sink
    The war of words between two likely 2016 contenders over President Obama’s sweeping changes to Cuba policy heated up further on Saturday, with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) repeatedly blasting remarks from Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) as “rude.” “I never start a fight but I'm happy to finish a fight,” Paul told Fox News Channel’s “The Kelly File on Friday.” “You know, I think the remarks were a little bit rude and intemperate.” In an interview on the same show one night prior, Rubio said that Paul — who supports President Obama’s move to roll back trade and travel restrictions and...
  • [Howie] Carr: Drumbeats for Liz

    12/21/2014 2:16:02 AM PST · by Zakeet · 6 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | December 21, 2014 | Howie Carr
    Elizabeth Warren for what? Granted, the American electorate has been significantly dumbed down over the past few decades — think Barack Obama and Deval Patrick. But is the country really so far gone that it would turn to a plagiarizing fake Indian who thinks western Mass. has a seacoast and that Jeanne Shaheen is from Vermont? Er, yes. So by now you know about this boomlet for the former one-32nd Native American who now claims to be Okie down to her toes. Hundreds of Obama aides (enough said) are swooning over her. Some of the moonbat groups have posted Internet...
  • Mayor Emanuel’s Son Robbed Outside Family’s Lakeview Home

    12/20/2014 10:37:22 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 30 replies
    The teenage son of Mayor Rahm Emanuel was the victim of a robbery outside the mayor’s Lakeview home Friday night, a spokesperson from the mayor’s office confirms. Police were called to the 4200 block of North Hermitage at 10:05 p.m. Friday for a report of a robbery on the street where there would normally already be a police presence. Emanuel’s 17-year-old son went out to make a phone call when he was jumped by two men who stole the teen’s cell phone.
  • After we marched: Distractions, distortions and bold-faced lies (Report from a Sharpton employee)

    12/20/2014 10:31:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The New Pittsburgh Courier ^ | December 20, 2014 | Janaye Ingram, National Action Network
    Participants in the Justice For All March on Dec. 13, 2014 in Washington, DC.A week ago, the NAN offices were busy with activity. We were planning for the Justice For All March that took place on December 13. The march was successful and turned out exponentially more people than we anticipated – some estimates say approximately 40,000. But more importantly, we had the families of Eric Garner, Mike Brown, John Crawford, Tamir Rice, Akai Gurley, Trayvon Martin and Amadou Diallo present. These families know the unfortunate realities of a justice system that may be blindfolded, but seems to always peek...
  • Who is Leading and Financing the Orc Army of the Left?

    12/20/2014 9:46:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 5, 2014 | Jeffrey T. Brown
    When I was in college, I was treated to a fascinating display of hypnosis. At a large university, in an enormous theater, a hypnotist first determined those attendees who were susceptible to hypnosis. Those of us who were not then watched as the hypnotist introduced a trigger word into the subconscious of those under his influence, at the mention of which they would engage in whatever activity he directed. He woke them up, and each time he used the word, they went under the spell, he told them what they would do when they woke up, and we watched as...
  • Presidential Vacation In Hawaii Begins With An Obama Staple: Golf Obama In Hawaii

    12/20/2014 7:42:00 PM PST · by Steelfish · 22 replies
    LATimes ^ | December 20, 2014 | MICHAEL A. MEMOLI
    Presidential Vacation In Hawaii Begins With An Obama Staple: Golf Obama In Hawaii President Obama's motorcade leaves his vacation residence in Kailua as he goes to play golf at nearby Marine Corps Base Hawaii. By MICHAEL A. MEMOLI A familiar start to President Obama's Hawaii vacation: golf Obama will spend more than two weeks in Hawaii for holiday getaway Far removed -- at least physically -- from the concerns of Washington, President Obama commenced the familiar rituals of his annual holiday getaway to his home state of Hawaii on Saturday, starting with a round of golf. Roughly 12 hours after...
  • SCOTUS: Arizona must issue immigrants driver's licenses( Rove & Roberts back Obamnesty)

    12/20/2014 6:59:55 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | Nick Gass
    There might soon be thousands more licensed drivers in the Grand Canyon State. The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Arizona must offer driver’s licenses to thousands of young immigrants who entered the United States illegally but were protected from deportation by a presidential order in 2012, The Associated Press reports. In a 6-3 decision, justices denied Gov. Jan Brewer’s request for a stay on a circuit court ruling. Justices Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas said they would have granted the stay.
  • Stunning Video: New York City Police Officers Turn Backs on Mayor de Blasio After Cops Executed

    12/20/2014 6:59:02 PM PST · by servo1969 · 74 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 12-20-2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    Video posted by WPIX shows two rows of New York City police officers with their backs turned as Mayor Bill de Blasio walked down a hallway to his press conference Saturday night about the execution of two New York City police officers on Saturday afternoon.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKueC2o0mkI
  • Richard Burr, a Ted Cruz ally? (*Um, Riiiiiiiiiight.*)

    12/20/2014 6:20:44 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    The Daily Haymaker ^ | Brant Clifton
    That’s what the DC establishment’s steno pool over at The Politico would have us believe: (SNIP) Seven of the 20 Republicans who voted against Cruz are up for reelection in two years, including Sens. Dan Coats of Indiana, Mark Kirk of Illinois, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Lisa Murkowksi of Alaska. (SNIP) “It was real simple: It was saying the president didn’t have the constitutional authority to do what he did,” said Burr, who is up for reelection in 2016 and could face a primary challenge. “I agree with [Cruz].”[…] Do not fall for this. This is a man who...
  • BREAKING: COP Union Tells NYPD To Arrest Only When Necessary, Stand Down

    12/20/2014 6:17:35 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 125 replies
    GotNews ^ | 12-21-2004 | Chuck Johnson
    The police union for the New York Police department issued the following statement earlier today. FROM NYC PBA: Starting IMMEDIATELY- At least two units are to respond to EVERY call, no matter the condition or severity, no matter what type of job is pending, or what the opinion of the patrol supervisor happens to be. IN ADDITION: Absolutely NO enforcement action in the form of arrests and or summonses is to be taken unless absolutely necessary and an individual MUST be placed under arrest. These are precautions that were taken in the 1970’s when Police Officers were ambushed and executed...
  • 40 Interesting Facts about the 2014 Election

    12/20/2014 6:11:32 PM PST · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    Cook Political ^ | December 19, 2014
    The votes have been tallied and all recounts completed. Congress even managed to adjourn sine die. That means it really is time to close the books on the 2014 election cycle. It also means that we are going to take some time off to recharge for the 2016 election. We’ll be back the week of January 12, 2015. In the meantime, here are 40 interesting facts about the 2014 election to hold you over while we are away. Happy holidays. 1. There were two magic numbers in 2014: 86 and 1928 - Democrats now have the lowest number of U.S....
  • Clinton, Dole Partisans Spar on Illegal Immigration (1996)

    12/20/2014 6:09:32 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 11, 1996 | MARC LACEY
    While GOP presidential hopeful Bob Dole has been hammering President Clinton for failing to control illegal immigration, Clinton partisans have prepared ammunition of their own--Dole's long congressional voting record on the issue. (SNIP) For instance, although presidential candidate Dole has endorsed a congressional proposal to allow states to ban public schooling to illegal immigrant children, Dole once opposed such a move during his Senate tenure. In 1982, Dole voted against a similar proposal that had been advanced by Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.). Dole said that Helms' amendment came too soon after a 1982 Supreme Court decision that it was unconstitutional...
  • Why white evangelicals rule the midterms

    12/20/2014 5:44:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/20/2014 | By Lydia Bean
    One of the reasons that Republicans won the midterm elections is because white evangelicals turned out, while Democratic-leaning groups stayed home. For good and for ill, white evangelicals are one of the most effectively organized groups in American politics, and they reliably vote Republican. We should all be asking what we can learn from conservative evangelicals about how to energize voters in midterms. Back in October, pollster Robert Jones argued that white evangelicals were declining as a percentage of the population, even in the South. This could have been bad news for Republicans, who counted on loyal support from white...
  • Elizabeth Warren Not Running For President Is Good News (for Democrats)

    12/20/2014 5:41:28 PM PST · by presidio9 · 33 replies
    Bustle ^ | 12/15/2014 | Abby Johnston
    There’s been a lot of chatter about a potential challenger to Hillary Clinton’s campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. And thus far, there has only been one viable contender. But if U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has made one thing clear, it is that Warren is not running for president. Semantics don’t always mean a lot in politics. Take ol’ Dick Nixon: “I am not a crook.” Or Bill Clinton: “I did not have sexual relations with that woman.” Both ostensible lies. But Warren seemed pretty clear in her interview with Steve Inskeep Monday morning. Inskeep: Sen. Warren, as you must...
  • Scott Walker Is Dialing Back His Common Core Opposition

    12/20/2014 5:27:15 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 32 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Fred Lucas
    Walker, who was re-elected in November, is considered a likely White House contender. Walker said Tuesday his goal is to remove “any mandate or requirement that requires a school district to abide by Common Core standards,” the Associated Press reported. This is a softer approach than Walker’s demand in July that the state legislature repeal the Common Core standards.
  • Anti-Scott Walker prosecutorial skullduggery in Wisconsin exposed

    12/20/2014 5:18:22 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/20/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    A huge political scandal is slowly coming to light in Wisconsin, as information comes to light about the conduct of that state’s Government Accountability Board (GAB) as it persecuted supporters of Governor Scott Walker, who bravely took on the public employee unions of that state.  The outrageous tactics used included midnight SWAT team raids on Walker’s political supporters.  Ten days ago, I wrote about some of the potential law-breaking and document-alteration engaged in by the prosecutors.  But new evidence has just come to light. Yesterday, Judge Lee S. Dreyfus of the Waukesha County Court unsealed a trove of documents...
  • Some Cuban celebrities react with optimism to Obama's move, others conspicuously quiet

    12/20/2014 4:12:40 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    ....Obama announced the administration’s move to normalize relations with the communist government of Cuba — the most dramatic shift in U.S. policy toward the island nation in more than 50 years.... Fox News Latino reached out to music power couple Gloria and Emilio Estefan, both Cuban-born and outspoken critics of the regime, but their publicist said the couple had no comment. They were on the set of “Glee” when news broke.
  • Livni: Netanyahu Should Thank Me for Turning to Kerry

    12/20/2014 3:57:54 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/12/14 | Tova Dvorin
    Former Justice Minister Tzipi Livni insisted that she turned to US Secretary of State John Kerry and urged him not to allow the Palestinian Authority (PA) draft resolution to go to vote before elections "with Israel's interests in mind" during a Channel 10 interview Saturday night. "I turned to Kerry to safeguard the interests of the State of Israel, to prevent the world's coercion of Palestinian demands on Israel," Livni insisted. "I'm glad I did it and I'm glad that things I do have an impact on the world, what can not be said about Prime Minister [Binyamin] Netanyahu." Livni...
  • Lapid: Israel Owes Its Citizens an Apology

    12/20/2014 3:51:27 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/12/14 | Orly Harari
    Yesh Atid Chairman Yair Lapid has reached out to Israel's youngest voting population Saturday night, holding a question-and-answer session with 200 members of Yesh Atid at Tel Aviv's Tailor Made club in a pre-election appearance. Lapid was joined by MKs Yaakov Perry, Mickey Levi, Ronen Hoffman, Aliza Lavie, Pnina Tamano-Shata, and Boaz Toporovsky. "Israel owes you an apology," Lapid stated in opening remarks, "because for 20 years it hasn't been working for you." "You are the ones who are here today, you decide to take your destiny in your hands and lead the change," he added. "Yesh Atid came to...
  • U.S. forces kick some serious ISIS butt – Obama strangely silent

    12/20/2014 3:46:23 PM PST · by Baynative · 20 replies
    AllenWest.com ^ | 12/20/14 | Allen West
    Yesterday at President Obama’s final press conference of 2014 there was one topic noticeably missing — any discussion on ISIS.
  • New Radio Ads Hold GOP Leaders Accountable

    12/20/2014 3:27:42 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    Senate Conservatives Fund ^ | December 12, 2014
    Today, Senate Conservatives Action (SCA), the super PAC arm of the Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF), released three new radio ads holding GOP House leaders accountable for voting to fund the president's unlawful executive amnesty. The ads will air for one week in the home districts of House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA). Over the past week, freedom-loving Americans from across the country pledged to donate over $117,000 to hold these leaders accountable if they voted to fund the president's amnesty. The three radio ads released today carry out...
  • The IRS Must Be Put Down Like a Rabid Dog

    12/20/2014 3:12:44 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 41 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12-17-2014 | John Linder
    ContributionThe IRS Must Be Put Down Like a Rabid Dog Dec. 17, 2014 3:25pm John Linder John Linder served in Congress for 18 years from Georgia. He and his wife, Lynne, have retired to a farm in Northeast Mississippi. Since it was first disclosed that the IRS abused the taxpayers and the law, the Democrat refrain has been, “…it is clear that there was no White House involvement…” Well, now it is clear that there was White House involvement, but it is against the law to disclose it.A watchdog group, Cause of Action, filed a Freedom of Information Act...
  • Sony CEO Worried For Months About 'The Interview,' Emails Show

    12/20/2014 3:12:38 PM PST · by Steelfish · 6 replies
    LATimes ^ | December 20, 2014 | AMY KAUFMAN AND RYAN FAUGHNDER
    Sony CEO Worried For Months About 'The Interview,' Emails Show Sony Corp. CEO Kazuo Hirai had pushed hard for the studio to tone down "The Interview." By AMY KAUFMAN AND RYAN FAUGHNDER Emails reveal intense back-and-forth over Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai's concerns about 'The Interview' 'He really really hates it,' Amy Pascal says in hacked email, alluding to Sony CEO's doubts about 'Interview' Kazuo Hirai was worried. For months, the Tokyo-based chief executive of Sony Corp. had been raising questions about his Hollywood studio's plans to go forward with a film depicting the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong...
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    Paul LePage: America's Governor.
  • Will Diversity Destroy The Left?

    12/20/2014 2:20:15 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 27 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 19, 2014 | Jonathan Bronitsky
    For the proud liberal, a quick thought experiment—or, rather, litmus test. Is the following group diverse? Four college students: one white, one black, one Asian, and one Hispanic. “Yes, of course,” you reply. But what if I were to also note that these young adults hail from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; Stamford, Connecticut; Brentwood, California; and Highland Park, Texas—towns located within what political scientist Charles Murray termed “SuperZips,” ZIP codes that rank highest based on a combination of income and education? Specifically, all four of our hypothetical subjects grew up in spacious suburban homes. They took tennis and golf lessons at...
  • Next Up in America: The Liberal Retreat

    12/20/2014 2:06:32 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 22 replies
    The American Interest ^ | December 19, 2014 | Walter Russell Mead
    The Obama administration may represent “Peak Left” in American politics. As a result, what we are getting from the left these days is a mix of bewilderment and anger as it realizes that this is as good as it gets.
  • Barcelona soccer team ‘set to cut ties with terror-financing Qatar’

    12/20/2014 1:59:25 PM PST · by Randall_S · 4 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | December 20, 2014 | Times of Israel staff
    Spanish soccer team FC Barcelona has reportedly decided not to renew its sponsorship deal with a Qatari group linked to the country’s royal family because of Qatar’s alleged involvement in funding Islamic extremist terrorist groups. Israel’s Channel 2 reported Friday night that Barcelona, arguably the world’s most popular soccer team, will not renew the deal, which has so far brought in close to $200 million, because of mounting concerns related to the gulf state’s involvement in financing terrorism. Israeli leaders have frequently charged that Qatar funds Hamas, the terror group that rules Gaza, and the TV report also cited alleged...
  • Mike Lee: Charles Krauthammer Does Not Have A Crystal Ball

    12/20/2014 1:53:34 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Patrick Howley
    Utah Sen. Mike Lee defended himself Tuesday against allegations that his point of order vote, which he earned in partnership with Sens. Ted Cruz and Jeff Sessions, contributed to President Barack Obama being able to confirm more of his nominees through the outgoing Democratic Senate majority. “Look, I’ve got tremendous respect for Charles Krauthammer, but he does not have a crystal ball,” Utah Sen. Mike Lee said on the Laura Ingraham radio show.
  • Martha McSally Announces Transition Team(Jim Kolbe & other RINOS)

    12/20/2014 1:05:24 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 21 replies
    Retired Air Force Colonel Martha McSally today announced the members who will serve on her Transition Team. The diverse group of experts and community leaders from Pima and Cochise Counties will provide input on hiring decisions and help set up McSally’s Arizona Congressional offices to ensure a smooth transition to office. “It’s a privilege to work with so many talented and accomplished individuals from our community to get our office up and running,” said McSally. “Above all, our office needs to work for the people of Southern Arizona. Whether it’s constituent services or representing the views of Southern Arizonans in...
  • A Dictator’s Best Friend [Will Congress Stop Him? ]

    12/20/2014 11:29:16 AM PST · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | December 20, 2014 | Matthew Continetti
    DECEMBER 20, 2014 A Dictator’s Best Friend Obama throws our adversaries a lifeline. By Matthew Continetti ‘It’s a sad day for freedom,” Marco Rubio told Bret Baier after President Obama announced he would normalize relations with Cuba. Not a sad day, senator: a sad year. If there was a theme to 2014, it was Obama’s persistence in bailing out dictators and theocrats from political scrapes and economic hardships, his tenacity in pursuit of engagement with America’s adversaries no matter the cost to our strength, principles, credibility, or alliances. In this president the thugs in Havana and Caracas, Damascus and Tehran,...
  • Obama’s Enemies List (Weekly Update)

    12/20/2014 11:23:37 AM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 19, 2014 | Tom Fitton
    President’s Political Junkets Continue Unabated Who is On the Obama Enemies List? Judicial Watch Sues to Find Out. The President from ACORN President’s Political Junkets Continue Unabated It has become a tiresome, tedious – and costly – routine. Hollywood calls with a passel of cash, and President Obama comes running – at great expense to taxpayers – to fill up his political coffers. That’s what we discovered anew after obtaining records from the U.S. Department of the Air Force highlighting yet another Obama fundraising trip to Los Angeles and San Francisco, California. These documents came to us in response to...
  • Allen West Says Goodbye to Florida at Holiday Party

    12/20/2014 10:57:58 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 29 replies
    www.newsmax.com ^ | Dec 20,2014 | www.newsmax.com
    Tea party hero Allen West is making his final Florida appearance before moving to Texas. The one-term congressman is appearing at a holiday party for his self-named foundation Saturday in Palm Beach Gardens. He announced last month he will become CEO of the Dallas-based National Center for Policy Analysis in January.
  • Report: Kerry Stalled Palestinian Authority UN Bid to Stop Right Winning Elections (in Israel)

    12/20/2014 10:06:41 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 12/20/2014, 6:56 PM | Tova Dvorin
    US Secretary of State John Kerry has been adamant to EU officials not to push the Palestinian Authority (PA)’s anti-Israel resolution through the UN until after the March 2015 elections, a European diplomat told Foreign Policy Friday. “Kerry has been very, very clear that for the United States it was not an option to discuss whatever text before the end of the Israeli election,” the diplomat stated. Kerry said that the warning stems from a meeting he had with former President Shimon Peres and Hatnua Chairman Tzipi Livni, who appealed to him out of concerns that the anti-Israel resolution—if passed...
  • U.S. Supreme Court allows gay marriage to proceed in Florida next month (7-2)

    12/20/2014 9:37:19 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 25 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | December 20, 2014 | Bill Cotterell
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday declined to extend a stay sought by Florida officials defending the state's ban on same-sex marriages, allowing gay marriages to proceed in Florida next month. Some weddings would be allowed to start when a stay expires after Jan. 5 following an order by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta earlier this month. "The Supreme Court once again has spoken, opening the door for marriage equality here," said Nadine Smith, chief executive officer of Equality Florida, an advocacy group. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, who asked the high...
  • Obama’s Theme for the New Year: 'We Can’t Be Stopped'

    12/20/2014 8:13:27 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 12/19/14 | Josh Siegel
    ....“My theme for the end of the year is that we have gone through difficult times, but through persistence and effort and faith in the American people, things get better,” Obama said. “Part of what I hope as I reflect on the new year is that this should generate some confidence. America knows how to solve problems. When we work together, we can’t be stopped.”
  • Time to put the Presidential feet up - for 17 DAYS!

    12/20/2014 7:47:19 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 December 2014 | Francesca Chambers
    Obamas arrive in Hawaii for extended Christmas break - but Sasha and Malia look like they are struggling to get into the holiday spirit again (Vacation begins: President Obama shook hands with Admiral Samuel Locklear III, who commands the U.S. Navy in the Pacific, after landing in Peal Harbor, Hawaii, for the family vacation) (Let the (expensive) fun begin: The Obamas are not expected back in the White House until early January - and plan on making the most of a chance to sleep in) (Vacation can be a drag: Malia Obama, left, and Sasha Obama, center, looked less than...
  • Luis Viera: Democrats, please don’t concede the South to the Republican Party

    12/20/2014 7:37:08 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | December 20, 2014 | Luis E. Viera
    With the recent defeat of Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu — which leaves three Democratic Southern U.S. Senators — the common wisdom is that Democrats should bid farewell to the South. Even with favorable changing national demographics that benefit Democrats, an abandonment of the South and, on a larger scale, a viable moderate wing would be a mistake. Recently, writer Michael Tomasky argued that the South, a “reactionary, prejudice-infested” region, should be left to Republicans to create a “free market Jesus paradise.” Few sentiments better show what is wrong with Democrats today and why ironic Republican arguments that it is the...
  • LISTEN to Marco Rubio’s fantastic interview with Mark Levin on Cuba

    12/20/2014 6:32:41 AM PST · by Perdogg · 35 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | 12.19.14
    Marco Rubio was on with Mark Levin tonight to talk Cuba and gave the best interview I’ve heard yet on Cuba from anyone. One of my favorite parts was where he listed four of five reasons why Obama’s new policy toward Cuba won’t help the Cuban people, one being based on how Cuba’s economy is set up so that 90% of all money in Cuba gets taken by the military because nothing is privately owned. Rubio is really quite impressive in his knowledge of Cuba.
  • Congress Again Buys Abrams Tanks the Army Doesn't Want

    12/20/2014 3:29:05 AM PST · by iowamark · 67 replies
    Military.com ^ | 12/18/2014 | Richard Sisk
    The new defense spending bill includes $120 million for tanks that the Army has repeatedly said it doesn't want. For three years, the Army in numerous Congressional hearings has pushed a plan that essentially would have suspended tank building and upgrades in the U.S. for the first time since World War II. The Army suggested that production lines could be kept open through foreign sales. Each time, Congress has pushed back. Last week, Congress won again in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2015. In a statement, Rep. Mike Turner, R-Ohio, said that Congress "recognizes the necessity...
  • For His Own Sake, Mark Levin Should Leave the GOP

    12/20/2014 2:32:27 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 97 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 12-19-2014 | Peter Wehner - Commentary
    December 19, 2014For His Own Sake, Mark Levin Should Leave the GOP Peter Wehner Anyone who listens to the radio talk-show host Mark Levin knows he’s become a harsh, nightly critic of the Republican Party. To understand just how harsh, you should listen to his monologue from the other day...
  • Jeb Bush and Tenet Healthcare Corp - "Bush is dragging a land mine behind him.."

    12/20/2014 1:12:40 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | December 20, 2014 | Robert Potts
    Jeb Bush left the Florida governor’s office in January of 2007, after eight years of service. Three months later, he joined the board of a hospital company that had been pillaging government health programs and abusing patients, in Florida and around the country, for most of the years he sat in the governor’s office. Apart from a very generous compensation package, why did Bush sign on with such a tarnished company? And will whatever explanation he now offers hold up under the microscope of a presidential campaign? Tenet Healthcare Corp. is a national for-profit hospital company with a sordid history....