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  • US, Russia Must Start Investigation Into Islamic State Sponsors - Kremlin

    11/12/2015 3:05:10 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 19 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 11-12-2015 | Sputnik
    The United Sates and Russia should carry out investigations into the origins of Islamic State funding, exposing the entities contributing to the extremist group's rise, Kremlin's Chief of Staff Sergei Ivanov said on Thursday. No state can function efficiently without taking part in counteracting corruption and preventing the funding of terror groups, Ivanov stated, adding that the issues would be discussed during the upcoming G20 summit in Turkey. "The USA-led initiative, with Russia's active involvement, of investigating ISIL funding sources should become the start, rather than a conclusion, of an appropriate effort to implicate certain states, individuals and companies engaged...
  • MS Initiative 42 LOST

    11/04/2015 9:35:01 AM PST · by securityMama · 12 replies
    JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi voters rejected any change to the state constitution to bolster public school funding, defeating Initiative 42 on Tuesday.
  • Judge orders Jindal to restore funding to Planned Parenthood

    10/30/2015 8:04:13 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 30, 2015 | Sarah Ferris
    A federal judge has ordered Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal to restore state payments to Planned Parenthood, making Louisiana the second state blocked from defunding the group.U.S. District Judge John deGravelles ruled Thursday that Jindal couldn't cancel the state’s Medicaid contract with Planned Parenthood over allegations the group is facing related to its fetal tissue donation program, according to The Associated Press.Planned Parenthood clinics in Louisiana do not perform abortions and do not accept fetal tissue donations.DeGravelles, who was appointed by President Obama last year, had previously delivered a temporary ruling in favor of Planned Parenthood. Jindal, who is running for...
  • VANITY - My plan to win the funding debate.

    10/27/2015 5:38:19 PM PDT · by nitzy · 7 replies
    Vanity | 10/27/15 | Me
    I posted this in another thread but I would like to know (besides the obvious reason of (R) cowardice) why this plan wouldn't work? 1.) The House passes a budget that defunds amnesty, defunds PP, defunds the Iran deal, defunds Obamacare. 2.) The Senate attempts to vote on it. 3.) The Democrats filibuster. 4.) The deadline passes. 5.) The government shuts down. 6.) The Republicans "change the rules of the Senate" so that budget bills cannot be filibustered after the government is shut down. 7.) The Senate passes the budget. 8.) Obama vetoes the budget. 9.) The Republicans take to...
  • Infanticide and Planned Parenthood

    10/15/2015 3:54:46 PM PDT · by dvan · 3 replies
    Scott7737.wix.com ^ | October 14, 2015 | Scott Pate
    infanticide noun 1. the crime of killing a child within a year of birth. 2. a person who kills an infant, especially their own child. Many in our country would argue that life in the womb of an animal is much more valuable than that of a human. Lets begin with some statements from the heart of Planned Parenthood founder, Margaret Sanger. "The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it."Margaret Sanger,Women and the New Race;(Eugenics Publ. Co., 1920, 1923) On blacks, immigrants and...
  • Meteorite-hunting scientists stunned by crowd-funding support after government grants dry up

    09/08/2015 9:41:46 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 10 replies
    Australian Broadcasting ^ | 3/2/2015 | Loretta Florancestry
    A group of scientists who travel to the Nullarbor to collect meteorites have received thousands of dollars from the public after they were unable to secure a government grant for their research. Since 2007, when PhD student Alastair Tait and his team from Melbourne first began their 3,400-kilometre road trips to the desert, they claimed to have found more than 20 per cent of Australia's recorded meteorites. Their research findings have been published in international journals, including Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta and Meteoritics and Planetary Science.
  • Digging into Northeast neglect

    08/22/2015 8:05:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | August 21, 2015 | The Baltimore Sun
    It may have escaped the attention of Baltimoreans but things have gotten a little testy in the New York-New Jersey area in recent weeks over the state of century-old rail tunnels running under the Hudson River. The deteriorating condition of the tunnels is threatening Amtrak and other rail service, but how to pay for a $14 billion-plus replacement has proven a challenge. Unfortunately, that's not just a problem for New York City but for Baltimore and other stops along Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, the nation's most heavily traveled railway handling more than 750,000 passengers a day. The stations in Baltimore and...
  • Three More States End Taxpayer Funding of Planned Parenthood

    08/10/2015 11:37:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 7, 2015 | 5:00 PM EDT | Abigail Wilkinson
    Three more statesAlabama, Louisiana, and New Hampshirehave cut off state funding to Planned Parenthood (PP) in the wake of recent videos released by the Center for Medical Progress that appear to show PP officials negotiating over the sale of aborted baby organs and tissue. The three are the latest states to defund the nations largest abortion provider. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker ended state funding of abortion-performing facilities, including Planned Parenthood, in 2011. According to LifeSiteNews, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Indiana, Ohio, and Texas also prohibit state funds from going to any facility that performs abortions.
  • Jeb Bush was director of philanthropy that gave tens of millions to Planned Parenthood

    08/10/2015 2:43:51 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 8 replies
    Life Site ^ | 07/30/15
    Until the eve of his presidential campaign, Jeb Bush was director of a philanthropy that gave tens of millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood and financed its advocacy of "unrestricted access to abortion" around the world. The charity also approved money to global abortion providers while he sat on its board. In 2010, Jeb was named one of the founding directors of the Bloomberg Family Foundation, established as a tax-exempt foundation to advance the vision of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He resigned from the board at the end of 2014 to prepare his presidential campaign. While a...
  • The Telemachus Moment: In the name of Jesus Christ, Stop!

    08/09/2015 6:21:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/09/15 | Lt. Col. (P) Bill Connor
    I would encourage all Americans to watch the Planned Parenthood videos and face the stark reality of a practice we are funding In the year 402 A.D., a diminutive monk named Telemachus, then living in the hinterland of the Roman Empire, felt a call to leave his obscure monastery and visit the city of Rome. He didnt know why, but he believed he was following Gods leading. Upon entering the city, Telemachus was pushed along by the crowds into the Colosseum where gladiatorial contests were being held to celebrate the recent victory over the Gauls. Telemachus had never witnessed a...
  • Boehner: Short-term bill likely to avoid shutdown

    07/24/2015 5:09:09 AM PDT · by Protect the Bill of Rights · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 23, 2015 | By Cristina Marcos
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday that Congress will likely have to take up a stopgap funding bill in September to avoid a government shutdown. Lawmakers are expected to leave Washington next week for the month-long August recess and won't return until the Tuesday after Labor Day. That leaves a limited number of days for Congress to avoid a government shutdown on Oct. 1. "Its pretty clear, given the number of days were going to be here in September, that were going to have to do a [continuing resolution] of some sort. But no decision has been made about that....
  • I-74 Bridge Project in Jeopardy of Coming to a Halt

    07/20/2015 10:12:52 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    WQAD 8 ^ | July 11, 2015 - updated July 13 | Angie Sharp and Jonathan Ketz
    Construction on the new Interstate 74 Bridge is supposed to be done by 2020, but money and time is running out. On Saturday, July 11th, 2015, Representative Cheri Bustos visited the Quad Cities to meet with local leaders about federal funding. Right now, Congress is trying to pass a highway bill to fix and fund our areas infrastructure. However, if they dont find a solution by July 31st, 2015, federal funding for those projects like the I-74 Bridge will end. Monday, July 13th, 2015, a spokesman for Bustos said that if federal funding for the project...
  • Private school parents: 100-day requirement for voucher money isnt fair (Nevada)

    07/18/2015 6:26:58 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | July 17, 2015 | Ian Whitaker
    Parents of private school students dont want to put their children in public school for 100 days to be eligible for Nevadas new voucher program. That was the general consensus of four hours of public comment at a Friday hearing on the new law. Parents urged lawmakers to figure out another way to determine eligibility for the program, which currently requires students be enrolled at a public school for 100 days before their parents can receive money. SB302, passed by legislators this year, says families can receive around $5,000 each year per student to use on things like private school...
  • Rick Perry Solves Sanctuary Cities

    07/10/2015 9:52:40 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 25 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | 7/9/15 | Staff
    In Texas, we have a long history of welcoming immigrants from all over the world, immigrants who have helped make our economy the strongest in the country, former Texas governor and presidential candidate Rick Perry said today. Its not fair that some people try to jump the immigration line by coming across our border illegally. One of the core responsibilities of the federal government is to secure the border. As the recent tragedy in San Francisco has shown us, its important for the federal government and local governments to be able to cooperate to apprehend illegal immigrants with criminal histories....
  • Israeli Embassy Complains over French Funds to Flotilla NGO

    06/29/2015 12:40:19 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/6/15 | Ari Soffer
    Israel's embassy in France has formally complained to the French government, following an Arutz Sheva report which revealed Paris is funding at least one of the extremist organizations involved in coordinating the anti-Israel "Freedom Flotilla III" to Gaza. The flotilla is attempting to breach the IDF's blockade of the Hamas-ruled territory, which the 70-odd anti-Israel activists taking part claim is "illegal." In 2011, however, the UN's Palmer Report ruled that the blockade was in fact an entirely legal means for Israel to prevent weapons and rocket-making equipment from being smuggled into Gaza. Last week Arutz Sheva revealed that among the...
  • Gov. allots funding for local road improvement

    06/25/2015 7:53:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    TheBayNet.com ^ | June 25, 2015 | Governor Larry Hogan
    ANNAPOLIS, MD Following through on his campaign pledge to provide funding for highways and state-owned local roads, Governor Larry Hogan today announced $1.97 billion for highways and bridges from Western Maryland to the Eastern Shore. The priority projects, which will get underway by 2018, include $1.35 billion in new projects going to construction and $625 million in preserved projects. The $1.35 billion in new projects includes $845 million for major projects and $500 million to fix bridges and improve roads. Today, Im delivering on my promise to provide nearly $2 billion in funding to our highways and bridges across...
  • Wall Street is getting tired of funding socially conservative Republicans running for president

    06/13/2015 8:50:27 AM PDT · by Jess Kitting · 77 replies
    Business Insider / Yahoo ^ | June 13, 2015 | Linette Lopez
    For years, when it came to presidential candidates, Wall Street made huge compromises in order to support the Republican Party. The money men in New York City set aside their socially liberal views in order to support fiscally conservative candidates because that was the only way to get on the same page as the GOP base. The result has been a series of candidates Wall Street's big donors didn't really want. It seems those donors are getting tired of that outcome.
  • Bennett Cuts Funding For Terror-Glorifying Play

    06/09/2015 3:04:32 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Education Minister Naftali Bennett announced on Tuesday that he has decided to cut state funding for a play by an Arab theater about a terrorist who murdered an IDF soldier. "I've ordered the relevant people in the education ministry to immediately remove the play from the culture basket," he said of the state-funded selection of cultural events intended for youths. Bennett was referring to the play "The Parallel Time" by Almidan, an Arab theater in Haifa. The play tells the story of Walid Daka, an Arab-Israeli imprisoned for abducting and murdering Israeli soldier Moshe Tamam in 1984. "Israeli citizens won't...
  • House GOP moves to punish State Dept. over Benghazi delays

    06/04/2015 1:25:15 PM PDT · by kidd · 26 replies
    Ritter / AP ^ | June 2, 2015 | MATTHEW DALY
    Following through on a threat, House Republicans on Tuesday proposed cutting the State Department's budget to protest its slow response in producing documents related to the investigation of the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya
  • GOP Reps To Block DOJs Backdoor Gun Control

    06/03/2015 3:03:53 PM PDT · by blueyon · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/03015 | Awr Hawkins
    On May 31 Breitbart News reported the DOJs plans to circumvent Congress with more than a dozen new gun control regulations. These include new limitations on who can buy or possess guns, new reporting requirements for gun dealers, and new controls on certain types of firearms. The controls also add a whole new category of persons who have to undergo background checks when estates hold National Firearm Act guns in trust. But House Republicans are planning to stop the backdoor gun control push via riders attached to funding legislation now under consideration. According to The Hill, the GOP-attached riders mean...
  • Vanity - Just Think About This - 3 June 2015

    06/03/2015 7:17:08 AM PDT · by beachn4fun · 16 replies
    June 3, 2015 | Me
    It's not my job, but I wanted to put this out there in FReeperland: It is taking almost the full quarter of the FReepathon to reach its goal of $88k. On the FR home page it says: "Over 300,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic since inception in 1996 "So, why is it that only certain people are willing to put out the money to keep the doors open? Are the rest of the 300,000 liberals and democrats, who are here just to spy on us?Seriously folks, if everyone put up a dollar, FR would have no...
  • Judge digs deeper into House GOP's lawsuit against Obama

    06/01/2015 11:04:22 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 1, 2015 | Peter Sullivan
    A federal judge who is hearing a lawsuit from House Republicans against President Obama is requesting more information about a funding dispute at the center of the case. The House argues the president overstepped his executive authority by using money for ObamaCare that was not appropriated by Congress. The administration initially requested the funds to be appropriated for the healthcare law, but says it later realized the money was already available under permanent mandatory spending. The funding question is at the heart of House v. Burwell, a case that is now in the hands of Judge Rosemary Collyer, an appointee...
  • Dem rep: Amtrak needs $117 'billion with a B'

    05/16/2015 3:19:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 16, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.) estimated Saturday that Amtrak would require $117 billion for improvements to its Northeast Corridor following a fatal crash on that line earlier this week. If were going to have passenger rail, were going to need to make it safe and make it efficient, he told The Billy Penn. Its going to require investment, he added, predicting Amtrak would need $117 billion with a B for reaching optimal safety and speed along its Northwest Corridor. Fattah, a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, criticized Republicans for opposing additional funding measures for Amtrak. One party thinks...
  • GotNews IDs Gay Activist Train Engineer Who Caused Amtrak Crash

    05/14/2015 6:42:56 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 59 replies
    Got News.com ^ | May 13, 2015 | Charles C. Johnson
    BREAKING: GotNews IDs Gay Activist Train Engineer Who Caused Amtrak Crash UPDATED W/ PHOTOS! May 13, 2015 by Charles C. Johnson 184 Comments Gotnews.com has independently identified the engineer at the center of the Amtrak crash that has killed at least seven. Brandon Bostian is the 32-year-old gay man who lawyered up after a deadly derailment in Philadelphia. The train was reportedly going twice the speed limit.
  • Race, Socioeconomics and Funding

    05/14/2015 7:51:32 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 14, 2015 | Nick Kowalski
    At the South by Southwest education conference in Austin, Texas recently, on a panel entitled Whats Next for Access and Affirmative Action? administrators such as Anne-Marie Nunez from the University of Texas (UT) system revealed some of their thought processes. Nunez, an associate professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at UT, San Antonio, explained that one of her projects included an initiative designed for Latina immigrants in California. When underrepresented minority students were instructed to think about sociopolitical issues, they began to build more of a sense of entitlement, she said, adding that it is a different kind of...
  • Singer Cher rips GOP over Amtrak funding (Airhead Cher)

    05/13/2015 5:08:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 101 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 13, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Singer Cher criticized Republicans on Wednesday for cutting Amtraks funding after one of its trains crashed the night before. Hrs ago, Republicans chose 2 cut Some of The meager Funds, 4 AMTRAK!! Cher tweeted. They did this EVEN AFTER the Train Crash & loss of Life, last nite!! she said. Majority of GOP congressmen & senators dont give a flying Fk about the wellbeing of Americans, Cher said in a separate tweet. They defund Everything PPL DESPERATELY NEED. Chers remarks followed Northeast Regional Train 188s derailment in Philadelphia late Tuesday. The House hit Amtrak with reductions Wednesday as part...
  • Let Our Cities Move (by Bill DeBlasio and Mick Cornett)

    05/13/2015 10:46:59 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 13, 2015 | Bill DeBlasio and Mick Cornett
    EVERY day, millions of Americans rely on a remarkable network of roads, bridges, subways, trains and buses to connect us to work, school and opportunity. But our transportation system, once the envy of the world, is in jeopardy. In New York City, subways and buses are overcrowded and often unreliable, and roadways and bridges are in dire need of repair and rehabilitation. From the next phase of the Second Avenue subway to plans to connect the Metro-North Railroad to Pennsylvania Station, to the proposed new subway line under Utica Avenue in Brooklyn, there isnt a short- or long-term expansion project...
  • GoFundMe Pulls Page For #Baltimore Cops, But They Leave Up Page Raising Money For Looters

    05/03/2015 9:43:42 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    http://weaselzippers.us/222495-while-gofundme-pulls-page-for-baltimore-cops-they-leave-up-one-for-lo | 2015-05-03 | Weasel Zippers
    Go Fund Me pulled the page that the Baltimore Fraternal Order of Police had put up to support the officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray. The reasoning was because they had been charged with crimes, which violated the Go Fund Me rules.It allegedly violated this provision:Campaigns in defense of formal charges or claims of heinous crimes, violent, hateful, sexual or discriminatory actsSo then why is this page still up? It is set up specifically to support charged looters, three people in particular, including one who was charged for busting up a police car, Allen Bullock (see pictures)....
  • Lets Use GoFundMe to Start a New Fund Raising Website

    05/04/2015 7:36:43 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 38 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | 5-4-15 | Gary Demar
    Lets establish a funding site and use GoFundMe to finance the startup. That way, money can be raised for conservative causes and keep the money in conservative hands. There's nothing in GoFundMes ever-changing rules that would stop a funding program to start a competing funding company.
  • Report: IRS Deliberately Cut Its Own Customer Service Budget

    04/22/2015 6:49:57 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | April 22, 2015 | John McCormack
    If you tried to contact the IRS with a question about your taxes this year, chances are you didn't get a response. The IRS estimated that it would only answer 17 million of the 49 million calls received this filing season. Taxpayers lucky enough to have the IRS answer their calls waited an average of 34.4 minutes for assistance--nearly double the wait time last year (18.7 minutes). IRS Commissioner John Koskinen has blamed the IRS's "abysmal" customer service on congressional budget cuts--funding is down $1.2 billion from its 2010 peak--but a new congressional report points the finger back at the...
  • There Was Never a $470 Per Pupil Education Funding Cut in Michigan

    04/16/2015 5:01:54 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/15/2015 | Tom Gantert
    This year, the Huron Valley School district in Oakland County will get $7,126 per student under the state of Michigans foundation allowance funding formula. Foundation allowance money is the main revenue stream flowing into Michigan public schools each year, but by no means is it the only one. For example, Huron Valley will get another $12.4 million from the state, or $1,293 per student, in so-called categorical funding. This money covers things like employee pension benefits, special education, school lunch subsidies and even a program to teach students how to build a robot in six weeks. These categoricals add an...
  • A List of GEO SOROS funded affiliates 2015

    04/01/2015 10:33:11 PM PDT · by thesligoduffyflynns · 9 replies
    Key Wiki ^ | today | thesligoduffyflynns
    I thought it might be interesting to post this thread regarding Geo Soros and who he is funding currently
  • The following companies support the homosexual movement by funding their political terrorism:

    04/01/2015 7:43:01 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 71 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | April 1, 2015 | Steelers6
    AT&T,Inc. Abercrombie & Fitch Aetna American Express American Airlines Apple Computers BP Bank of America Barnes and Noble Best Buy Boston Scientific Chevron Chrysler Corporation Citi Coca Cola Cox Enterprises Credit Suisse Deloitte Dell Diageo Ernest & Young LLP The Gap General Mills Goldman Sachs Google Hershey's Hewlett-Packard (HP Computers) Home Depot IBM JPMorgan Chase & Co. Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Levi-Strauss Lexus The Limited Lincoln Financial Group MGM Resorts International Macy's Inc Metlife Microsoft Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams Morgan Stanley Nationwide Insurance Nike Nordstrom's Northrup Grumman Office Depot Orbitz PepsiCo Prudential Replacements LTD Shell Showtime Staples...
  • Troubling Attacks On Public Higher Education [WI, AZ, NC]

    03/24/2015 1:56:46 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Forbes ^ | March 24, 2015 | Thomas Ehrlich and Ernestine Fu
    ".....John Dewey,a great philosopher of the last century,stressed this key point. Democracy should be the goal of education,he wrote,and education for democracy requires a community of learning in which members learn from each other. Educational institutions should be shaped to nurture communal values,abilities,and understandings. This can happen only if students are constantly collaborating with others both within and outside their places of learning. In the process,a democratic community of learning is created that provides education for a lifetime of civic engagement.These are truths for all institutions of education,but particularly for colleges and universities. Those institutions have unique roles in our...
  • Boehner: Pass Clean DHS Bill Today

    03/03/2015 7:51:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/03/2015 | Joel Gehrke
    House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) announced that the House will vote on a clean Department of Homeland Security funding bill, which marks the conclusion of the Republican attempt to block funding for President Obamas executive amnesty orders. Boehner told the Republican conference that the bill will get a vote on Tuesday. He said Pelosi could [force a vote] but he hoped it would be done by a GOP appropriator, a Republican congressman in the meeting tells National Review Online. The GOP lawmaker is referring to a little-known rule, known as Rule 22, that allows any House member to force...
  • Boehner to Allow Clean Homeland Security Vote (Updated)

    03/03/2015 7:01:04 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 38 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 03/03/2015 | Steven Dennis and Matt Fuller
    Updated 9:54 a.m. | Speaker John A. Boehner told his restive flock Tuesday that he will allow a vote on a clean Homeland Security spending bill later today, citing concerns about terrorism and pinning blame on the Senate for failing to pass limits on President Barack Obamas immigration actions. The Ohio Republican told his members the Senates DHS bill would be brought up for a vote after it arrives back in the House later today, according to a source in the room. That effectively leaves it up to the courts to rein in Obama or not. I am as...
  • GOP: House to Vote Tuesday on Yearlong Bill to Fund Homeland Security Without Conditions

    03/03/2015 6:39:33 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 30 replies
    ABC Snooze ^ | 03/03/2015
    GOP: House to vote Tuesday on yearlong bill to fund Homeland Security without conditions.
  • Again: Senate Democrats Filibuster DHS Funding to Protect Obama's Amnesty

    02/24/2015 8:52:38 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 2/24/2015 | Guy Benson
    For weeks, Harry Reid and his Senate Democratic minority -- with the explicit blessing of the White House -- have been blocking all debate on a House-passed bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security. The House legislation provides full appropriations for DHS, with the small exception of stripping out funds targeted for the implementation President Obama's unpopular and illegal (according to both a federal judge and Obama himself) executive amnesty fiat. Democrats in the upper chamber had already filibustered three attempts to take up, discuss, or amend the House's bill. Last night witnessed round four. Kudos to CNN for...
  • Video: ISIS Leader Admits: We Are Being Funded By The Obama Administration

    02/20/2015 7:00:01 AM PST · by wtd · 41 replies
    Europe News ^ | February 20, 2015 | Theodore Shoebat
    Video: ISIS Leader Admits: We Are Being Funded By The Obama Administration An ISIS leader named Yousef al-Salafi in Pakistan has admitted that ISIS is being funded by the USA, and thus, the Obama administration. This came from a statement done by the Pakistani government which interrogated Yousef and received this information from him. There was a news report done on this: ISIS Leader: We are being funded by the United States
  • Hillary calls for extending CHIP funding (no sighting yet, perv *Bubba not mentioned)

    02/13/2015 2:23:10 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/12/15 | Jesse Byrnes
    Hillary Clinton is pushing for Congress to reauthorize the federal government's child healthcare program, lending her support to congressional Democrats looking to keep the program around. "[D]espite strong bipartisan support, we are concerned that gridlock in Washington and unrelated disputes over the Affordable Care Act could prevent an extension of the program," Clinton and former GOP Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (Tenn.) wrote in an op-ed in The New York Times on Thursday. "As parents, grandparents and former legislators, we believe that partisan politics should never stand between our kids and quality health care," the pair added. Clinton, the presumed...
  • U.S. considers declassifying report on Saudi funding of al Qaeda

    02/06/2015 2:21:11 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/5/15
    The Obama administration is considering whether to declassify still-secret sections of a congressional inquiry into the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks which examined Saudi Arabian support for Islamist militants, the White House said on Thursday. Interest in the 28-page section of the report was raised after an imprisoned former al Qaeda operative, Zacarias Moussaoui, said in deposition transcripts filed this week that more than a dozen prominent Saudi figures donated to his group in the late 1990s. Current and former U.S. officials familiar with the report's classified section, which documented the involvement of Saudi families and entities in financing terrorism, were...
  • Bill would fund IUDs (Colorado)

    02/02/2015 8:50:19 AM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    durangoherald.com ^ | February 01, 2015 | Peter Marcus
    DENVER Republican Rep. Don Coram of Montrose is at odds with members of his own party after co-sponsoring a measure that would fund long-acting contraceptives for low-income women. Coram Enlarge photo The measure, House Bill 1194, was introduced on Friday, despite cries that the legislation funds devices that induce abortion. The issue has become a battle of science, with doctors arguing that there is little evidence to indicate that intrauterine devices, IUDs, cause abortion. Corams bipartisan legislation, which he is carrying with Rep. KC Becker, D-Boulder, would provide $5 million from the state general fund to continue a program...
  • Teacher Pensions Going To Kill Us All

    01/28/2015 5:49:29 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 27, 2015 | Blake Neff
    Teacher pensions are a huge and growing crisis waiting to explode without major reforms, warns a new report released Tuesday by an educational think tank.“Do the math on teacher pensions and it just doesn’t add up,” argues the National Council on Teacher Quality in its report, Doing the Math on Teacher Pensions. Total unfunded teacher pension liabilities in 2014 were a whopping $499 billion dollars, the group found. That amount is surging rapidly; in 2012, the total was just $394 billion, meaning that pension debt is growing by over $50 billion a year.Some states are in a particularly huge hole....
  • New Program: Crowdfunding Government

    01/27/2015 6:36:59 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/20/2015 | Tom Gantert
    In promoting a new variation on its expansive mission, a recent Michigan Economic Development Corporation press release referenced a "surge in new businesses, restaurants and shops." However, none of those enterprises will receive any of the $50,000 MEDC is kicking in to a crowdfunding project sponsored by the Michigan Municipal League, a lobbying and information resource organization funded by local governments. Instead, a total of $100,000 will be turned over to the City of Ypsilanti to convert a city-owned farmers market called the Freighthouse into a community center. Essentially, a state economic development agency is helping a government-funded lobbyist organization...
  • Conservatives start new push for 'balance[d]' [budget amendment] in the Constitution

    01/18/2015 4:42:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 18, 2015 | Rebecca Shabad
    Conservatives in Congress are reviving the push for a balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution now that Republicans control both houses of Congress. GOP lawmakers in both chambers have filed several amendment proposals in the early days of the congressional session, breathing new life into an issue that had faded somewhat from the agenda. I came here with a clear mission: work to get a balanced budget and do my best to reduce the size and scope of government, so that our small businesses and farm families can grow and create jobs, said Freshman Rep. David Rouzer (R-N.C.) in a recent...
  • Does the media care that the Democratic message on DHS funding fight makes absolutely no sense?

    01/14/2015 3:16:03 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/14/2015 | Noah Rothman
    The short answer to that one is, “no.” The evidence for that being this perfectly credulous tweet via NBC News Capitol Hill reporter Luke Russert who apparently believes it is his role to repeat Democratic talking points nearly verbatim. Rs will vote D motion down but they're in essence voting against funding DHS + increased money to anti-terrorism centers across USA— Luke Russert (@LukeRussert) January 14, 2015 Lucille Bluth couldn’t summon an eye roll exaggerated enough to communicate the imprudence of this assertion. The Democratic Party’s messaging against the GOP’s efforts to halt the implementation of President Barack Obama’s...
  • Why Mitt Romney Would Be a Strong Candidate in 2016

    01/13/2015 2:28:49 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    Slate ^ | January 12, 2015 | Jamelle Bouie, staff writer covering politics, policy, and race.
    "....While he ended 2012 a scorned member of the Republican family, he has spent the past year a virtual kingmaker. His endorsement carried weight in the 2014-midterm primaries and he was a sought-after surrogate on the campaign stump. This failed nominee was so important to the GOP that his ideas summit,held last summer in Utah, drew the whole field of party luminaries and presidential contenders, from former running mate Rep. Paul Ryan to Sen. Rand Paul, Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Rob Portman, and former Gov. Mike Huckabee.[SNIP]With all of that said, however, Im not sure if Romney is actually running...
  • Boehner Vows to Fight Tooth and Nail Against Executive Amnesty He Funded

    01/08/2015 12:04:45 PM PST · by jazusamo · 269 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 8, 2015 | Ali Meyer
    48 second Video at link. (CNSNews.com) - House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio) vowed today to fight tooth and nail against President Obamas unilateral amnesty of up to five million illegal aliensan amnesty the administration has been able to move forward with because Boehners House permitted funding of it. The 1,603-page omnibus spending bill that Boehner pushed through a lame-duck Republican-controlled House last month put no prohibition on Obama using government funds to implement the amnesty. That omnibus funded almost all the government through the end of this fiscal year on Sept. 30 and the Department of Homeland Security through Feb....
  • Ten Reasons Why Per-Mile Tolling Is a Better Highway User Fee than Fuel Taxes

    12/29/2014 3:44:05 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 93 replies
    Reason ^ | 2-13-2014 | Robert Poole
    This policy brief focuses on the challenge of developing a viable, user-friendly, per-mile charging system to replace fuel taxes for the nation's major highways. In doing so, it outlines 10 reasons why per-mile tolling is a better highway user fee than fuel taxes. Reason 1: Per-mile tolling is a direct, rather than indirect, user fee. Motorists would pay for the amount of service they received; they would pay providers directly for providing that service; and they would know exactly how much they were paying and what they were getting for it. Reason 2: Per-mile tolling is a sustainable long-term funding...
  • 'Thinning the blood' of the national park system

    12/29/2014 9:10:28 AM PST · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 29, 2014 | Shawn Regan
    Would you pay more to visit your favorite national park? The National Park Service hopes so. The agency is proposing to increase entrance fees at many national parks across the country in an attempt to raise more revenue from visitors to help cover the cost of park operations and maintenance. The proposal comes at a time when Congress just authorized the largest expansion of the national park system in nearly three decades but with no plan for how to fund it. The defense authorization bill, recently signed by President Obama, creates seven new national parks and expands nine existing...