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  • Obama Admin Tells Florida Agencies To Deny Public Records Requests On Orlando Attack

    06/29/2016 11:31:52 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Derek Hunter
    While Attorney General Loretta Lynch holds firm to her claim that the motive of Orlando terrorist Omar Mateen may never be known, the FBI is instructing Florida agencies that responded to the attack that night to deny requests for public records pertaining to the case. Mateen called police several times during the three hour ordeal to declare his allegiance to ISIS, yet only a fraction of his discussions with authorities that night have been released to the public — first an edited version, than an unedited one. In response to a lawsuit by local media seeking the release of the...
  • Mosque where Orlando shooter Omar Mateen attended receiving threats,..

    06/29/2016 8:39:28 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 30 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 6/29/16 | Kate Jacobson
    ..targeted by group of motorcyclists, Islamic group says The Fort Pierce-area mosque once attended by Orlando shooter Omar Mateen is receiving threats and members are being intimidated, according to an Islamic group representing the mosque. Since Mateen killed 49 people in an Orlando nightclub June 12, the mosque has received threatening voice messages and was visited by a motorcycle group Sunday that circled the building yelling at congregants, according to the Council on American-Islamic Relations. "They called it a 'patriotic rally,'" said Wilfredo Ruiz, communications director for the council's Florida chapter. The messages left at the Fort Pierce Islamic Center...
  • Gloved teens ransack snack shop — no fingerprints, but camera reveals their faces

    06/29/2016 6:59:23 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 27 replies
    The two teens who ransacked the snack shop at C.B. Smith Park in Pembroke Pines wore gloves to cover their hands — but the gloves didn’t shield them from security cameras that captured their every move.
  • Polls show tight Clinton-Trump race in 2016 battlegrounds

    06/28/2016 8:31:40 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/28/2016 | Jonathan Easley
    Battleground state polls show Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton locked in a tight race for the White House with just more than four months to go before Election Day. Clinton has so far failed to pull away in the 10 states likely to determine the outcome of the 2016 election, even as Trump has suffered through what some political observers describe as the worst stretch they’ve seen a major presidential candidate endure. Trump in the last few weeks has fired his campaign manager, seen Republicans flee from his campaign and released embarrassingly low fundraising figures. Yet he is running competitively...
  • Mother of Benghazi victim slams Hillary: ‘I’m not the liar — you are!’

    06/29/2016 6:54:32 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 40 replies
    American Mirror ^ | June 28, 2016 | Geordie Barrington
    The mother of a victim of the Benghazi terrorist attack bristled at Hillary Clinton’s notion today that it’s “time to move on.” Appearing on Fox News, Patricia Smith ripped Clinton. “Hillary is a liar,” said Smith, who was the mother of U.S. information management officer Sean Smith. “It is definitely not time to move on. It has not been dealt with.” Smith says there’s only one thing that would give her closure: to “see Hillary in stripes.” “I think she ought to be made to acknowledge what she did, and she has not. So far, all she has done is...
  • If It Wasn’t For This CIA Officer, A Lot More People Would Have Died In Benghazi

    06/29/2016 6:57:59 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/28/2016 | Russ Reed
    Casualties sustained during the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on September 11, 2012, could have been much higher if it was not for the work of a mysterious CIA officer, according to an official report from the House Select Committee on Benghazi. The report, released Tuesday, noted that U.S. military support did not arrive to aid the small contingent of U.S. personnel defending the consulate during the attack. Instead, it was a militia made up of former Gaddafi loyalists known as Libyan Military Intelligence (LMI) that would come to the rescue of the U.S. officials several hours...
  • CIA chief Brennan looks at Turkish attack and sees a warning for Americans

    06/29/2016 6:34:23 AM PDT · by detective · 69 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 29, 2016 | Daniel Klaidman
    Four hours after three suicide bombers killed at least 41 people and wounded hundreds more at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport, CIA Director John Brennan said the attacks bore the grim hallmarks of ISIS and warned that the fanatically violent Islamic terrorist group wants to conduct similar large-scale attacks in the United States. “I am worried from the standpoint of an intelligence professional who looks at the capabilities of Daesh … and their determination to kill as many as people as possible and to carry out attacks abroad,” Brennan said in an exclusive interview at CIA headquarters with Yahoo News. Brennan credited...
  • NRA to Launch $2M Ad Campaign for Trump, Bashing Clinton Over Benghazi

    06/29/2016 8:46:34 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 20 replies
    Newsmax ^ | June 29, 2016 | Mark Swanson
    The TV ad will be powered by a survivor of Benghazi, Mark Geist, USA Today reports. "A lot of people say they're not going to vote this November because their candidate didn't win; Well, I know some people who won’t be voting this year either," says Geist, a Marine Corps veteran and security contractor. "Hillary as President? No thanks. I served in Benghazi. My friends didn't make it. They did their part. Do yours." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIl20jItjHY
  • Exclusive Florida Decides Poll: Rubio, Murphy neck-and-neck in Senate race

    06/28/2016 3:18:03 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 38 replies
    According to the results of a Florida Decides poll conducted June 25-27, Rubio and Murphy both would earn 43 percent of the vote, if the November general election for Senate were today. Another 8 percent of those surveyed were undecided.
  • Conservatives Will Get a Kick Out of Which Fast Food Joint Dems Called During Their Sit-In

    06/28/2016 9:15:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    Independent Journal ^ | 6/23/2016 | Conor Swanberg
    Democrats have been making a dramatic scene in the House this week by staging a “sit-in” with hopes to force a vote on further gun control laws, spurred by Omar Mateen’s attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando. But even politicians get a little hungry when they are busy sitting on the floor, so they decided to call for some delivery—and conservatives will probably get a kick out of what they ordered. TMZ caught interns bringing in a big cart of Chick-fil-A for the famished protesters.
  • Clinton Refugee Plan Could Bring In 620,000 Refugees In 1st Term At Lifetime Cost over $400 Billion

    06/27/2016 8:42:47 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 45 replies
    WASHINGTON— An analysis by the Subcommittee on Immigration and The National Interest finds the refugee plan of presumptive presidential nominee Hillary Clinton could cost hundreds of billions of dollars. Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has announced her desire to admit at least 65,000 refugees from Syria – on top of the existing refugee flow already entering the United States. What Clinton has not explained, however, is that in addition to the clear national security implications related to accepting more refugees, there are massive financial costs that would be borne by federal, state, and local governments.‎ Assuming Clinton's desire to bring...
  • Democrats go too far on guns

    06/28/2016 4:16:26 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 11 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 28 june 2016 | Ben Boychuk
    Once upon a time, Democrats would sit-in to press for civil rights. Today, they sit-in to take civil rights away. How else to describe the goal of last week's 24-hour sit-in by House Democrats? They took to the floor Wednesday demanding a vote on gun control legislation in the wake of last week's terrorist attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando. Gun ownership is a right. Due process of law is a right. The government needs to meet a very high threshold before denying citizens either one. Rep. John Lewis led the protest, which devolved into screaming matches early Thursday....
  • New Carlos Beruff ad mocks robotic Marco Rubio

    06/28/2016 3:04:14 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 2 replies
    tampabay.com ^ | 6/27/16 | Adam C. Smith
    If you think "Robot Rubio" faded away after Marco's painful debate in New Hampshire, think again. The Carlos Beruff Senate campaign has resurrected that image of Marco Rubio as a talking points repeater in a new digital ad featuring clips of newly minted Senate candidate Rubio repeatedly declining to make an "unequival" statement promising to fill out a full second term rather than run again for president.
  • Hillary: Abortion Is A ‘Constitutional Right,’ Unsure About Second Amendment

    06/11/2016 7:52:44 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 39 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/10/2016 | Steve Guest
    Hillary Clinton has no problem calling abortion a “constitutional right,” but when it comes to the Second Amendment, she has refused to take a position. On Friday, Clinton thanked Planned Parenthood for providing abortions when she said that it was a “constitutional right” for women to get an abortion. However, last Sunday, Clinton refused to say whether or not the right to bear arms was a constitutional right. Instead, Clinton criticized late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. “I think that for most of our history there was a nuanced reading of the Second Amendment until the decision by the late...
  • VIDEO: ISIS Threatens San Francisco — Sort Of

    06/27/2016 9:17:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Mon, Jun 27, 2016 | Max DeNike
    San Francisco has the unfortunate honor of appearing in a new propaganda video for the Islamic State released Sunday, no doubt to coincide with the city’s massive Pride celebration, since persecution of LGBT people is a hallmark of deranged fundamentalists. Several alleged terrorists appear on screen to praise Omar Mateen, the Orlando gay nightclub shooter, and Larossi Abballa, the man who attacked a French police officer and his family June 13, the day after the Orlando shooting. The trio reportedly encourages more attacks in the U.S. and Europe, and this is when the footage of San Francisco starts to roll...
  • Special Forces Association Rips Patraeus, McCrystal For Gun Control Betrayal

    06/27/2016 9:42:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 6/27/2016 | Bob Owens
    An influential veterans group is blasting some of their former brass for taking positions that many feel are a violation of their oaths to protect the Constitution. The Special Forces Association forcefully rebuked calls for more gun control from both former CIA director and CENTCOM commander David Petraeus and retired Army general Stanley McChrystal. SFA is a 52 year old national organization composed of members who once served in the U.S. Special Forces. The organization drew up a membership resolution at their annual convention in Jacksonville, Florida on Saturday, confirming prior statements of continued support of the U.S. “Constitution and...
  • Why Our Leaders Won't Name The Enemy

    06/28/2016 5:47:45 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 25 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    After the Orlando attack, Obama ranted that it did not matter what we called Islamic terrorism. “What exactly would using this label accomplish? What exactly would it change? Would it make ISIS less committed to trying to kill Americans? Would it bring in more allies? Is there a military strategy that is served by this? The answer is none of the above. Calling a threat by a different name does not make it go away. This is a political distraction.”
  • Political Correctness puts Americans in Grave Danger

    06/27/2016 7:09:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/27/2016 | Scott S. Powell
    If Americans were shocked by the recent terrorist massacre in Orlando committed by Omar Mateen in the name of ISIS and other Islamist jihadis, they should be even more alarmed by the Obama administration’s response, which once again sought to obfuscate the role of Islamist ideology in motivating that terrorist attack -- the largest on U.S. soil since 9/11 In spite of Islamists having established an unparalleled record of terrorism -- some 20,000 assaults globally in the name of Islam since 9/11 – U.S. law enforcement, intelligence and national armed forces have for many years been operating partially blindfolded with...
  • No Speaking Slots? Ted Cruz and John Kasich Brush Off Trump’s Threat

    06/27/2016 6:17:41 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 145 replies
    New York Times ^ | 6/27/2016 | JEREMY W. PETERS
    Ted Cruz and John Kasich have a message for Donald J. Trump: They don’t care if they are not invited to speak at his convention. As Mr. Trump tries to plan a convention that will run as smoothly as possible, he said in an interview with The New York Times last week that he would not invite either Mr. Cruz or Mr. Kasich, both former rivals for the Republican presidential nomination, to speak at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland unless they endorsed him. That is fine, both said on Monday. A spokeswoman for Mr. Cruz, Catherine Frazier, said the...
  • Officers waited for SWAT at Orlando Pulse Shooting

    06/27/2016 5:21:31 PM PDT · by marktwain · 54 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 27 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Early response outside of Pulse from Cell Phone Video Details are emerging about the Orlando Pulse Massacre.  It is clear that some of the first impressions were false.First, there was not any initial exchange of fire inside of the club.  Officers did not fire at the murderer in the club, or he at them, until the last few minutes, three hours later, when SWAT officers broke into the bathrooms through a wall. There was an initial exchange of gunfire, but it was outside of the club.  The off duty police officer/security officer quickly disengaged as the murderer entered the...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,June 27-July 1,2016

    06/27/2016 8:23:56 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 104 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | June 27, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Poll: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton in tight races in battleground states

    06/26/2016 4:39:03 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 20 replies
    CBS ^ | 26 Jun 2016 | Anthony Salvanto
    Battleground states are called battlegrounds for a reason: They're often close, and 2016 looks like no exception. Hillary Clinton holds narrow leads over Donald Trump across a number of key states of Florida (up three points, 44 to 41 percent); Colorado (Clinton 40 percent, Trump 39 percent); Wisconsin (Clinton up 41 percent to 36 percent) and North Carolina, which has flipped back and forth between the parties in the last two elections, where it's Clinton 44 percent and Trump 42 percent. In the wake of the Brexit referendum in the United Kingdom this week, many wondered if the same sentiments...
  • Poll: Half Of Voters Distrust Government On Gun Control After Orlando Terror Attack

    06/26/2016 3:10:10 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 26, 2016 | Awr Hawkins
    An NBC News/WSJ polled conducted after the Orlando terror attack shows half of voters distrust the government on gun control. The start date for conducting the poll – June 19 – was one week after the attack that killed 49 people at the Pulse Orlando nightclub.
  • Trump: Cruz, Kasich must endorse or no convention slot

    06/26/2016 3:38:19 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 285 replies
    "If there's no endorsement, then I would not invite them to speak," Trump said of other top Republicans in an interview with the New York Times.
  • CAIR Calls Gun Control Bill Anti-Muslim

    06/26/2016 2:37:30 PM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies
    breitbart ^ | June 26, 2016 | BREITBART NEWS
    CAIR opposes the Terrorist Firearms Prevention Act of 2016, “because it appears to limit the ban on firearms purchases to American Muslims.” From The Clarion Project: If left-wing politicians thought they were immune from ridiculous accusations of anti-Muslim bigotry by treating the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) with kid gloves, they are in for a surprise. In declaring its opposition to the latest bi-partisan bill to prevent suspected terrorists from buying guns, the sordid group has accused the Democrats and Republicans of trying to suppress Muslims’ civil liberties.
  • HUGE EXPLOSION AT HOTEL IN SOMALI CAPITAL; GUNMEN INSIDE

    06/25/2016 7:46:12 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 128 replies
    AP ^ | 6-25-16 | ABDI GULED
    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the gate of a Mogadishu hotel, followed by a second explosion heard inside the hotel as gunmen fought their way inside, police said Saturday. At least four bodies were seen outside the hotel, one officer said.
  • Carlos Beruff already labeling Rubio a 'career politician'

    06/26/2016 11:08:20 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    politics.heraldtribune.com ^ | 6/25/16 | Zac Anderson
    It took less than 48 hours for Marco Rubio to nearly clear the field in what had been a crowded GOP U.S. Senate primary. One after another, Republican candidates — some who had campaigned for more than a year — dropped out last week rather than face Rubio, one of the GOP’s leading figures nationwide. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio reversed course this week, and is seeking re-election. The last Republican standing in the way of Rubio claiming the nomination is a brash Manatee County homebuilder who has drawn comparisons to Donald Trump. Carlos Beruff seems determined to fight on regardless...
  • 2016 Polls: Brexit Issues Driving Voters in Battleground States

    06/26/2016 11:01:12 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | JUNE 26, 2016 | CBS
    CBS releases 2016 polls from battleground states like Florida, Colorado, and Wisconsin, showing that a significant number of voters are sympathetic to messages similar to the successful “Brexit” campaign in the UK’s EU Referendum. rom CBS News: Battleground states are called battlegrounds for a reason: They’re often close, and 2016 looks like no exception. Hillary Clinton holds narrow leads over Donald Trump across a number of key states of Florida (up three points, 44 to 41 percent); Colorado (Clinton 40 percent, Trump 39 percent); Wisconsin (Clinton up 41 percent to 36 percent) and North Carolina, which has flipped back and...
  • Political Rookie And Trump Backer Could Give Rubio Trouble

    06/26/2016 11:03:35 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    newstalkflorida.com ^ | 6/26/16 | James Williams
    WASHINGTON - Just last week Florida Sen. Marco Rubio announced that he would seek re-election after a long presidential primary battle that saw him finish third to Donald Trump. Now it seems with the August GOP primary coming fast it seems that his biggest challenge on paper, could be someone who looks lot like Donald Trump. We know that there is no love lost between Rubio and the presumptive Republican 2016 presidential nominee. Now enter billionaire Carlos Beruff, who has endorsed Trump, he's espoused some of the same controversial beliefs, and may even have the backing of Florida Gov. Rick...
  • Rubio faces Trump-like challenger in primary (rebuff Marco with Beruff!!)

    06/26/2016 11:00:49 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 6/26/16 | Ben Kamisar
    Only one person stands in the way of Marco Rubio merging from August's Senate primary victorious--and on paper, he looks a lot like Donald Trump Millionaire Carlos Beruff has endorsed Trump, he's espoused some of the same controversial beliefs, they both have allies in Florida Gov. Rick Scott, and hasn’t been afraid to pour their millions into their bids. And while Rubio's decision to reverse course and run for reelection this week all-but cleared the field and has made him the heavy favorite, Beruff has refused to go quietly. “The voters of Florida can reelect Washington’s candidate, who has consistently...
  • The 6 Things Obama Doesn’t Want You to Know About the Islamic State

    06/26/2016 9:14:44 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 51 replies
    counterjihadreport. ^ | June 24 2016 | DR. SEBASTIAN GORKA
    It’s official. The Administration of President Barack Obama does not want you to understand the danger that you, your friends, your family, and your loved ones are in. With the recent attempt at the Cabinet level of the U.S. Government by Attorney General Loretta Lynch to censor what the terrorist responsible for the greatest terror attack since 9/11 was saying on the phone to the 911 dispatcher during the Orlando massacre, we have the smoking gun of Orwellian “Newspeak” in America. Barack Obama and his political appointees and cabinet members have been trying for more than five years to explain...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 June 2016

    06/26/2016 4:32:23 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 206 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 26 June 2016 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows June 26th, 2016 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Robby Mook, campaign manager for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va.; Paul Manafort, adviser to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.THIS WEEK (ABC): Labor Secretary Tom Perez; Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders; Sen. Bob Corker, Tenn.
  • Police: Florida mayor carjacked at gunpoint outside his home [Sanford]

    06/25/2016 8:09:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 74 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 25, 2016 9:54 PM EDT
    Police say a central Florida mayor was carjacked early Saturday while standing outside his home. MESH reports Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplett was outside about 2:15 a.m. when three men approached, pointed a gun at him and stole his car keys. Police say the suspects also stole Triplett’s wallet before driving off in his Mercedes. …
  • FBI questions employees at mall in W Palm Beach in attempt to retrace Mateen's steps...

    06/25/2016 6:58:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | June 25, 2016 | Jessica Chia
    FBI agents have questioned employees at a Florida mall in an attempt to trace the steps of homegrown terrorist Omar Mateen after he killed 49 people at the gay nightclub Pulse. Investigators visited CityPlace in West Palm Beach, Florida, about 170 miles south of Pulse, and asked employees at a movie theater along with two restaurants whether they had seen Mateen. WSVN also reported Mateen had visited the mall as recently as five days before the mass shooting. Mateen had visited the shopping mall five times between February 25 of this year to June 6, less than a week before...
  • Cuban migrants wash ashore in Fort Lauderdale; 1 stabbed

    06/25/2016 6:32:12 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 11 replies
    Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue said 19 came ashore One migrant was stabbed in the stomach Coast Guard said 10 came ashore Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/broward/article86036422.html#storylink=cpy
  • Jews and Israel in a threatened, leaderless and delusional world

    06/23/2016 4:37:54 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6-23-16 | ISI LEIBLER
    The painful lesson of the Orlando massacre is that no place in the world is immune to fanatical religious extremists willing to kill themselves to achieve heavenly salvation. The Western world is floundering in its pathetic efforts to confront the demonic global forces threatening to plunge it back into the Dark Ages. Its failure is largely due to the inability of democratic countries to face reality and devise a united strategy to vanquish these Islamic fundamentalist terrorists. Instead, Western leaders bury their heads in the sand and cravenly resort to policies of appeasement, even though there is not a single...
  • Vigils for the murdered will never cease under capitalism

    06/24/2016 4:46:07 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 33 replies
    People's World ^ | June 13, 2016 | Gabe Falsetta
    For many, many years the corporate elite - the 1 percent - has been selling us on the idea of trickle down economics, i.e., if the 1 percent made money they would reinvest it back into the cities and communities and we would all benefit. Well, does anyone still believe that? I don't think so. But let's talk about what does trickle down - something never talked about by the corporate elite and something that has been missing from most if not all major media and the presidential debates - with a little exception on the part of Bernie Sanders....
  • Illegal Alien Who Butchered Conn. Woman Not Deported After Serving 15 Yrs. for Murder Because...

    06/24/2016 11:36:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 24, 2016
    Full title: Illegal Alien Who Butchered Conn. Woman Not Deported After Serving 15 Yrs. for Murder Because Haiti Refused to Repatriate An illegal immigrant who stabbed a young Connecticut woman to death after completing a 15-year sentence for murder couldn’t be deported by the U.S. government because his homeland, which receives billions in aid from Uncle Sam, wouldn’t take him back—three times! So federal authorities released the violent criminal, a Haitian national, and didn’t even bother tracking his whereabouts allowing him to commit yet another heinous crime. Now, a year after an innocent woman was viciously butchered to death in...
  • 'Cheers' star John Ratzenberger says hurrah for Donald Trump

    06/24/2016 9:53:32 AM PDT · by DFG · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/24/2016 | Carl Kozlowski
    John Ratzenberger played one of America's most beloved sitcom characters, Cliff the Mailman, on "Cheers" for 11 years. Since then, he has become one of the most-employed voices in Pixar movies, with a role in the latest, "Finding Dory." But he's also a longtime Republican activist who will be appearing in four panels at Politicon starting Saturday and running through the weekend in Pasadena, California. LifeZette talked to the actor, 69, about his opinions on the issues involved in two of his four panels at the weekend gathering -- his passion for the Second Amendment ("Tons of Guns") and his...
  • House Republicans pushing gun control bill

    06/24/2016 10:16:46 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 24, 2016 | Tim Devaney
    Greg Nash Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) is spearheading gun control legislation that would keep firearms out of the hands of suspected terrorists, but it is unclear whether Republican leadership will give the bill a vote. The Terrorist Firearms Prevention Act announced Friday will serve as a companion bill to the compromise gun legislation introduced by Susan Collins (R-Maine) in the Senate. The gun legislation would prevent suspected terrorists from purchasing firearms. The bipartisan legislation appears to have Democratic support and is backed by a handful of Republicans, including Reps. Bob Dold (Ill.), Scott Rigell (Va.), Peter King (N.Y.) and...
  • Jeb Bush endorses Marco Rubio for Senate

    06/23/2016 5:56:06 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 36 replies
    It's all a Twitter-official love-fest now:
  • Orlando Killer Was Taking Revenge on HIV-Positive Partner, Says Purported Lover

    06/23/2016 4:41:06 PM PDT · by drewh · 51 replies
    Haaretz.com ^ | Jun 23, 2016 2:20 AM
    A man who says he was Omar Mateen's lover has claimed the mass murderer acted out of revenge after finding out one of his partners was HIV positive. Mateen, 29, shot dead 49 people at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Florida, on June 12 in America's worst mass shooting. In an interview with Spanish-language television network Univision the man, who was identified only by the name Miguel, claimed he and Mateen were "friends with benefits". He said their relationship started after they met on a gay dating website and lasted two months until December, during which time they met between...
  • BRUTAL: News investigation spells trouble for Obama’s pick in Florida Senate race

    06/23/2016 1:20:23 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    twitchy ^ | 6/23/16
    ....New CBS investigation on Rep. Patrick Murphy (running for #FLSen) seems pretty explosive: ....It is a long piece, but this tidbit from CBS Miami sums up the investigation pretty well: So when Murphy said in 2012, “I got my CPA license and I spent years going to numerous Fortune 500 companies,” the truth is he only spent at most eight months – and not years – with Deloitte & Touche holding a CPA license valid only in Colorado, a state where Murphy has never lived or worked. A campaign spokesman acknowledged Murphy did not meet Florida’s educational requirements to become...
  • Democrats end sit-in on gun control

    06/23/2016 11:08:27 AM PDT · by PROCON · 38 replies
    thehill.com ^ | June 23, 2016 | Cristina Marcos and Mike Lillis
    Democrats ended their sit-in on the House floor shortly after 1 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, after more than 24 hours of stalling proceedings to call for action on gun-control legislation. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) spoke while surrounded by his Democratic colleagues to close the protest, which lasted through the night after beginning shortly after 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. "We must come back on July 5 more determined than ever before," Lewis declared in anticipation of the House's return date after the Independence Day recess. Democrats planned to hold a rally on the Capitol steps after ending the sit-in, but what their...
  • DHS May Ban “Religiously-Charged” Terms Jihad, Sharia to Avert “Us versus Them” in Anti-Terror...

    06/23/2016 10:20:09 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 23, 2016
    Full title: DHS May Ban “Religiously-Charged” Terms Jihad, Sharia to Avert “Us versus Them” in Anti-Terror Programs Four years after the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) purged anti-terrorism training material determined to be offensive to Muslims, its umbrella agency, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), may eliminate divisive Islamic terms like “jihad” and “sharia” in government programs targeting radicalization among youth. It’s political correctness run amok and the Obama administration has played a central role in promoting it by caving in to the demands of various Muslim rights groups. In this latest case a Homeland Security Advisory Council is recommending...
  • Democrats End Sit-In After 25 Hours, Drawing Attention to Gun Control

    06/23/2016 11:27:40 AM PDT · by Innovative · 59 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 23, 2016 | DAVID M. HERSZENHORN and EMMARIE HUETTEMAN
    House Democrats ended their 25-hour sit-in over gun control legislation on Thursday, a protest Speaker Paul D. Ryan labeled a high-profile stunt that undermined the basic institutions of government. Mr. Ryan said he was “not going to allow stunts like this to stop us from carrying out the people’s business.” He added, “This is about a publicity stunt and now a fund-raising scheme.” But on legislative business, it was Mr. Ryan who prevailed. He personally reclaimed control of the House, pounding his gavel and muscling through a major appropriations bill that included funding for combating the Zika virus, without debate.
  • Paul Ryan Says Democratic ‘Stunt’ Is Not ‘A Proud Moment For Democracy’(dumbass!)

    06/23/2016 9:50:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6/23/2016 | Alex Pappas
    House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday reacted to the Democratic sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives over gun control by saying: “I don’t think this should be a very proud moment for democracy or the people who staged these stunts.” In his weekly press conference at the Capitol, Ryan said: “This is the people’s house. This is Congress, the House of Representatives, the oldest democracy in the world, and they’re descending it into chaos.”
  • Silent Treatment: National Review Ignores Trump's Blockbuster Speech [vanity]

    06/22/2016 9:00:19 PM PDT · by Yardstick · 53 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 22, 2016 | Crickets
    So I just stopped by the Corner blog at National Review Online to see their reaction to Trump's speech today. To my surprise, there wasn't a single post commenting on it. The NR writers spent the day posting about Brexit, and about Rubio's senate run, and about a picture of Trump they don't like. But not a word about Trump's speech. If that isn't proof that Trump hit a home run today, I don't know what is.
  • America Is Awash In Guns, And Crime Is At Record Lows

    06/23/2016 7:16:12 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 22, 2016 | Andrew Cline
    America Is Awash In Guns, And Crime Is At Record Lows For the average American alive today the odds of being murdered have never been lower — even though Americans possess millions more firearms. By Andrew Cline Most Americans believe America is submerged beneath a tidal wave of gun violence. A Pew Research poll in 2013 found that 56 percent of Americans thought gun violence had risen in the last 20 years, 26 percent thought it had remained the same, and only 12 percent thought it had fallen. You might be surprised to learn the 12 percent were right. The...
  • Exploiting Orlando: Nets Advance Anti-Gun Agenda By 8 to 1

    06/23/2016 7:15:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 6/22/2016 | Geoffrey Dickens
    In the wake of the horrific attack on an Orlando nightclub by a man espousing allegiance to ISIS, it didn’t take long for the Big Three networks (ABC, NBC, CBS) to advance the preferred political line of the Democrats, in this election year, to push for more gun control. Beginning on the evening following the shooting, NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt on June 12, sounded the clarion call for gun control: “Today’s terror attack brings national security and the debate over gun control to forefront of the presidential campaigns once again.” And for the next week, an MRC study...