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  • Sen. Cruz: Hagel Resignation Shows Obama Defense Policy Has Failed

    11/27/2014 12:37:40 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 1 replies
    www.cruz.senate.gov ^ | November 24, 2014 | Senator Ted Cruz
    Next nominee must spurn policy of ‘leading from behind’ and mount forceful defense of U.S. national security interests WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today issued the following statement regarding the resignation of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel: “Today's resignation reflects the ongoing damage caused by President Obama's misguided foreign policy of leading from behind. We need a Secretary of Defense who is squarely focused on defending the national security interests of the United States, first and foremost, and especially preventing a bad deal over Iran's nuclear weapons program that could do irreparable harm to us and our allies....
  • Dysfunction Washington can agree on: Firing Hagel wont fix Obamas foreign policy team.

    11/27/2014 11:44:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/27/2014 | By MICHAEL CROWLEY
    It isnt often that left, right and center agree about the Obama White House. But the firing of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel this week produced a near-unanimous reaction: President Obamas foreign policy team is dysfunctional and in need of a stronger tonic than the exit of a low-profile cabinet member with a light policy footprint. Both Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and The New York Times editorial page agreed that, in the words of the Times, Hagel was not the core of the Obama administrations military problem. That lies with the president and a national security policy that has too often...
  • Chuck Schumer: Passing Obamacare in 2010 Was a Mistake

    11/27/2014 11:36:47 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 16 replies
    The National Journal ^ | November 25, 2014 | Sarah Mimms
    Sen. Chuck Schumer upbraided his own party Tuesday for pushing the Affordable Care Act through Congress in 2010. While Schumer emphasized during a speech at the National Press Club that he supports the law and that its policies "are and will continue to be positive changes," he argued that the Democrats acted wrongly in using their new mandate after the 2008 election to focus on the issue rather than the economy at the height of a terrible recession.(snip) The third-ranking Senate Democrat noted that just about 5 percent of registered voters in the United States lacked health insurance before the...
  • NEW REGULATION OPENS DOOR TO MORE SEXUAL VARIANTS

    11/27/2014 11:28:19 AM PST · by Maudeen · 12 replies
    WND ^ | November 27, 2014 | Bob Unruh
    New regulation opens door to more sexual variants
  • Clavell Jackson: People of Color, Women Cant Afford to Be Average

    11/27/2014 9:59:02 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    EURWeb ^ | November 27, 2014 | Clavell Jackson
    *I have previously written several articles about how most Americans are pretty clueless. The results of the last elections showed that. A lot of Americans stayed home, and people from states that depend heavily on government programs, such as food stamps, welfare and social security, elected Republicans the very people who have said they plan to slash these programs. MIT professor Jonathan Gruber, the architect of Obamacare, caught flak for referring to American voters as stupid, but he is right. Bill Maher, who is known for his biting comedy, recently ran a video montage showing all the times...
  • Annoy a Liberal Today: Ask Them To Be Thankful

    11/27/2014 9:38:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2014 | John Ransom
    On this Thanksgiving Day I am truly thankful.I’m thankful for my son Liam, my dog Lexie, the best sister and brother a guy could have, plus their families, niece and nephews all. I’m thankful that, for me at least, Christmas runs from Thanksgiving to Three Kings Day. I’m thankful too for living in San Diego, on the ocean, and for having lived in Denver, Palm Beach, Washington, DC, and Chicago. I’m thankful that I get to write for a living. I’m the luckiest guy I know. When I was 14 I knew what I wanted to do with my life,...
  • What To Be Thankful For?

    11/27/2014 9:17:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2014 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    What if the government is designed to perpetuate itself? What if the real levers of governmental power are pulled by agents and diplomats and bureaucrats behind the scenes? What if they stay in power no matter who is elected president or which major political party controls Congress? What if the frequent public displays of adversity between the Republicans and the Democrats are just a facade and a charade? What if both major political parties agree on the transcendental issues of our day? What if they both believe that our rights are not natural to our humanity but instead are gifts...
  • Ira Hansen, ousted Assembly speaker, not guilty in trapping case

    11/27/2014 8:28:06 AM PST · by redreno · 3 replies
    Embattled Nevada Assemblyman Ira Hansen was found innocent after facing a misdemeanor charge of illegally setting animal traps. A New River Township Justice Court judge ruled that Hansen was not guilty of a misdemeanor when he set four animal traps known as snares within 200 feet of public roadways in Churchill County. The decision caps whats been a yearlong battle and difficult month for Hansen, a Sparks lawmaker who recently stepped down as the Assembly speaker-elect. In November 2013, the Nevada Department of Wildlife spotted Hansen removing traps that were within the 200-foot limit. The department assembled a case and...
  • Obamacare Architect Says Abortion is a Social Good

    11/27/2014 8:07:34 AM PST · by NYer · 32 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | November 27, 2014 | DUSTIN SIGGINS
    Over the last three weeks, MIT professor and Affordable Care Act (ACA) architect Jonathan Gruber has gone from being an academic, known mostly in policy circles, to the face of political dishonesty and manipulation. Gruber, who helped create and sell the ACA to the American people, has been caught on tape admitting—on multiple occasions—that the law was written to mislead the public.But that’s not all that he’s done. As originally reported by Jerome Corsi, Gruber is the author of at least two separate reports arguing that legalized abortion has tremendous social benefit. His work also provided some of the foundation...
  • Connecticut to offer driver's licenses for illegal immigrants

    11/27/2014 6:54:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/27/2014 | Richard Weizel
    MILFORD, Conn. (Reuters) - Connecticut said on Wednesday that it will provide special driver's licenses for illegal immigrants starting next week to help stop them from driving the state's roads unregistered and uninsured. The move comes days after President Barack Obama issued an executive order protecting millions of undocumented immigrants across the country from deportation, which state officials said could boost participation in their drivers' license program. "There are many undocumented immigrants driving without a driver's license who arent insured or registered, and we believe making that possible is very important," said Mike Lawlor, Connecticut's undersecretary for criminal justice policy...
  • Mitt Romney: Republicans Should 'Swallow Hard,' Pass 'Permanent' Amnesty Bill

    11/27/2014 6:42:56 AM PST · by Cheerio · 153 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Nov 2014 | Tony Lee
    Former Massachusetts Governor and failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney believes Republicans should "swallow hard" and pass a permanent amnesty bill in the wake of President Barack Obama's executive amnesty that even Romney conceded would encourage more illegal immigrants to enter the country.
  • The 2014 Cato Institute Surveillance Conference

    11/27/2014 6:36:34 AM PST · by Zuben Elgenubi · 5 replies
    Cato.org ^ | December 12, 2014 | The Cato Institute
    Never in human history have people been more connected than they are today nor have they been more thoroughly monitored. Over the past year, the disclosures spurred by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden have drawn public attention to the stunning surveillance capabilities of the American intelligence community, and the unprecedented volume of data they collect from hundreds of millions of people around the world. But the growth of government surveillance is by no means restricted to spies: Even ordinary law enforcement agencies increasingly employ sophisticated tracking technologies, from face recognition software to Stingray devices that can locate...
  • Communist, Palestinian Groups Join Ferguson Protesters In Oregon

    11/27/2014 6:24:35 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 16 replies
    http://seattle.cbslocal.com/ ^ | Nov 26, 2014 | Staff
    PORTLAND, Ore. .....The protest had many elements of the Occupy Portland movement, which galvanized protesters in the city and formed a network of people who still communicate via mass text message. As with Occupy, the vast majority of protesters preached peace, but a fringe group of people some covering their faces with black bandannas advocated violence and confrontations with police. And like Occupy, the original protest drew a disparate group of people together, not all of whom agreed with one another. Military veterans called for peace, a communist group called for the overthrow of capitalism, and a group...
  • Oath Keepers Guarding Businesses in Ferguson, Mo: Calling on Volunteers to Assist

    11/27/2014 6:02:49 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 26 November, 2014 | Oathkeepers
    Calling all skilled veterans and patriots! We need your help in Ferguson, Missouri. Business owners carry so called assault weapons to protect their stores from looters in Ferguson, Missouri Oath Keepers Ferguson, Mo- -(Ammoland.com)- Oath Keepers has a Security Team on the ground right now, in Ferguson, guarding businesses.That team is led by local Oath Keepers, including retired Missouri police. last night, that team secured four local businesses after the riots erupted, and will do so again tonight, and as long as it takes, but they need your help! (See below for list of skills needed, and how to connect...
  • How immigration killed the tax deal [Tax Filing in March?]

    11/27/2014 5:46:45 AM PST · by SES1066 · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/26/14 | BRIAN FALER and RACHAEL BADE
    How could a major tax deal brokered by the top Senate Democrat die so quickly at the hands of a Democratic president?SnipUntil late last week, Senate Finance, Ways and Means and leadership met regularly and were making progress on the package of tax breaks known as tax extenders. The group of some 55-plus tax breaks have expired, and many lawmakers in both parties want to renew by the end of the year, amid warnings from the IRS that failing to act would disrupt the upcoming tax filing season. They include everything from a major business research credit to one for...
  • An Inconvenient Law

    11/27/2014 4:55:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 27, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    There is a humane, transparent, truthful -- and constitutional -- way to address illegal immigration. Unfortunately, President Obama's unilateral plan to exempt millions of residents from federal immigration law is none of those things. Obama said he had to move now because of a dawdling Congress. He forgot to mention that there were Democratic majorities in Congress in 2009 and 2010, yet he did nothing, in fear of punishment at the polls. Nor did Obama push amnesty in 2011 or 2012, afraid of hurting his own re-election chances. Worries over sabotaging Democratic chances in the 2014 midterms explain his inaction...
  • Bloods

    Bloods The Bloods gang originated in the streets of Los Angeles in the 1970s as a response to the Crips and the violence they imposed on the streets. In the 1980s, driven by profits from the distribution of crack cocaine, the ranks of the Bloods swelled, inducing many entrepreneurial members to migrate to other cities to set up new markets. The glorification of gangster life through movies such as Colors also encouraged youth throughout the country to emulate the Bloods culture, symbols and colors. [....] Identification The most common identifiers for Blood members include colors, clothing, symbols, jewelry, tattoos, and...
  • MO Governor Punished Ferguson For Refusing to Fire Darren Wilson, Tom Jackson

    11/27/2014 4:06:46 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 45 replies
    gotnews ^ | November 25, 2014 | Charles C. Johnson
    Governor Jay Nixon refused to give Ferguson National Guard protection to punish them for refusing to fire Darren Wilson and chief of police Tom Jackson, Gotnews.com has learned.
  • Here Are All The Not So Peaceful Protestors Arrested in #Ferguson

    11/27/2014 4:01:35 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 33 replies
    gotnews ^ | November 25, 2014 | Charles C. Johnson
    Gotnews.com has obtained a list of the names of all those arrested for looting, rioting in Ferguson. Contrary to several press reports, the overwhelming majority of the alleged criminals come from the Ferguson or St. Louis-area. Many come from the Ferguson projects.
  • Economic and Religious Freedom: Mutually Reinforcing

    11/27/2014 2:49:24 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 27, 2014 | Samuel Gregg
    If there is one thing we have learned over the past 6 years in the United States, it is the mutually reinforcing nature of different expressions of freedom. No form of freedom--religious, civil, political, or economic--is of course absolute. But unjust infringements (intentional or otherwise) on one freedom can easily result in damage being inflicted upon other spheres of freedom.This is indisputably true, for instance, of religious and political freedom. All totalitarian and most authoritarian regimes usually end up seeking to severely restrict religious liberty. Sometimes this is for ideological or religious reasons. Some religions, for instance, embody very weak...
  • Nat'l Bar Assoc., country's largest black attorneys group, calls for federal charges against Wilson

    11/27/2014 2:12:54 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | November 26, 2014 | Leada Gore
    The nation's largest group of African-American attorneys and judges is calling for federal charges to the filed against the police officer cleared in the shooting of an unarmed black teenager. The National Bar Association released a statement questioning the lack of an indictment against Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson. A 12-member grand jury declined to indict Wilson, and some groups are pressing the White House to move forward with a Civil Rights investigation. Attorney General Eric Holder told NPR there is not a timeline for the federal investigation but said they "will be conducted rigorously and in a timely...
  • Nearly 1 in 5 Households Will Celebrate Thanksgiving on Food Stamps

    11/26/2014 11:37:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    CNS News ^ | November 26, 2014 | Staff
    Nearly one in five U.S. households will celebrate Thanksgiving on food stamps this year, according to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on participation in the Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program. Back in fiscal 2000, there were 106,061,000 households in the United States and, according to a USDA report published in November 2012, there was a monthly average of 7,335,000 householdsor 6.9 percentgetting food stamps that year. As of this August, according to the most recent data released by USDA, there were 22,729,389 households on food stamps. That equaled 19.75 percent of 115,048,000 households in the country...
  • Congress CAN pull financial rug from under Obama's immigration amnesty: Republicans given boost

    11/26/2014 10:59:27 PM PST · by jackal7163 · 23 replies
    Daily Mail MailOnline ^ | David Martosco
    Republican civil war broke out after Obama's Nov. 20 'amnesty' speech over whether the GOP can stop the White House from issuing green cards and work permits Congress's official fact-checkers now say the new Republican majority on Capitol Hill can legally pull the plug At issue is whether immigration authorities can do whatever they want with fees they collect from immigrants, both legal and illegal One congressional aide proposed a hypothetical situation where the Department of the Interior diverted National Parks entrance fees to give 'tap-dance lessons to grizzly bears' 'If we could stop that, we can stop this,' the...
  • FDA Finalizes Menu Labeling Rules

    11/26/2014 10:28:43 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    Thanks to the FDAs calorie labeling regulations announced Tuesday, major changes will soon be coming to the food and restaurant industries. The regulation itself is nothing new; it became law in 2010 as a provision attached to the Affordable Care Act, but final rules were delayed for the past few years, thanks in large part to heavy opposition from grocery stores, pizza chains, vending machines, convenience stores, and movie theaters. Although some concessions were made, none of these industries were fully spared. By November 2015, these establishments will be forced to post calorie information on menus and menu boards, which...
  • AP: Surging Black Friday Sales Put Guns In Hands Of Wrong People

    11/26/2014 9:06:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | November 26, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Two days before Black Fridaya day that has come to be identified with record-breaking gun salesthe Associated Press is claiming that surging sales on November 28 will put guns in the hands of the wrong people. Even though the people who buy guns at retail stores go through a background check before doing so, the AP suggests the background check system we've had in place since the 1990s is too porous, allowing too many prohibited persons to buy a gun. According to the AP, "512 gun sales a day" take place to people who shouldn't be able to buy a...
  • Civilizing barbarians (Ferguson and the decline of schools as a civilizing influence)

    11/26/2014 7:15:49 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 18 replies
    Chaos Manor ^ | November 26, 2014 - 12:44 am | Jerry Pournelle
    At least one black leader, a State Senator, has declared that we are now in a race war, blacks and their sympathizers vs. everyone else. She has no authority to declare any such thing, and she certainly does not speak for anything like a majority of African Americans, nor, I suspect, for anything like a majority of liberal intellectuals, but it is an astonishing thing to say. We are not in a race war, but there are similarities to a barbarian invasion. We have a barbarian culture within the United States. The most common cause of death of black males...
  • In Darren Wilson's Testimony, Familiar Themes About Black Men

    11/26/2014 7:09:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    National Public Radio's Code Switch ^ | November 26, 2014 | Frederica Boswell and Amruta Trivedi
    After Michael Brown was shot dead in August, his mother, Leslie McSpadden, said, "My son was sweet. He didn't mean any harm to anybody." He was, she said, "a gentle giant." But when police officer Darren Wilson fired the shot that ended Brown's life, he saw things differently. "I felt like a five-year-old holding onto Hulk Hogan," he said in his testimony to the grand jury. "That's just how big he felt and how small I felt." Wilson said "the only way" he could describe Brown's "intense aggressive face" was that it looked like "a demon." He feared for his...
  • Plans for UCLA visit give rare glimpse into Hillary Clintons paid speaking career

    11/26/2014 6:54:19 PM PST · by Baynative · 27 replies
    WaPo ^ | 11/26/14 | Rosalind S. Helderman and Philip Rucker
    <p>When officials at the University of California at Los Angeles began negotiating a $300,000 speech appearance by Hillary Rodham Clinton, the school had one request: Could we get a reduced rate for public universities?</p> <p>The answer from Clintons representatives: $300,000 is the special university rate.</p>
  • Near-collisions between drones, airliners surge, new FAA reports show

    11/26/2014 6:34:41 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 26, 2014 | Craig Whitlock
    Pilots around the United States have reported a surge in near-collisions and other dangerous encounters with small drones in the past six months at a time when the Federal Aviation Administration is gradually opening the nations skies to remotely controlled aircraft, according to FAA records. Since June 1, commercial airlines, private pilots and air-traffic controllers have alerted the FAA to 25 episodes in which small drones came within a few seconds or a few feet of crashing into much larger aircraft, the records show. Many of the close calls occurred during takeoffs and landings at the nations busiest airports, presenting...
  • Unorthodox police procedures emerge in grand jury documents

    11/26/2014 6:24:43 PM PST · by servo1969 · 47 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 11-26-2014 | Jerry Markon and Tom Hamburger
    When Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson left the scene of the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, the officer returned to the police station unescorted, washed blood off his hands and placed his recently fired pistol into an evidence bag himself. Those actions, described in grand jury testimony, violated protocols for handling a crime scene and securing evidence, according to experts in policing procedures and Justice Department documents. Wilsons movements after the shooting were among a number of police actions in the aftermath of Browns death that experts said were unusual. The grand jury transcripts revealed, for example, that...
  • Schadenfreude overload: Senate Democrats and Obama staffers at war over Obamacare

    11/26/2014 5:32:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/26/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    There are certain laws of political physics that just cannot be ignored for long. All the bravado about minuscule midterm turnout or audacious executive actions out of the White House cannot forever mask the fact that two disastrous midterm election cycles have sapped the Democratic Party of authority. In 2015, the party will be in one of the weakest positions it has been in nearly a century. As Democrats begin to internalize that suboptimal reality, the effects are spectacular beyond Republicans’ wildest imaginings. On Tuesday, the third-ranking Democrat in the Senate, Chuck Schumer (D-NY), said aloud what many Democrats...
  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg undergoes surgery to address artery blockage

    11/26/2014 5:30:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/26/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was admitted to hospital on Wednesday where she underwent heart surgery to address a blockage in her right coronary artery. The coronary blockage was discovered after Justice Ginsburg experienced discomfort during routine exercise last night and was taken to the hospital, read a statement on her condition. She is resting comfortably and is expected to be discharged in the next 48 hours.Now, health scares like these are nothing to joke about, and all our readers surely wish The Notorious R.B.G. well. That having been said, it would be dishonest to not note the...
  • Case Suggests How Government May Get Around Phone Encryption

    11/26/2014 5:17:32 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 40 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 25, 2014 | By Danny Yadron
    The Justice Department is turning to a 225-year-old law to tackle a very modern problem: password-protected cellphones. Prosecutors last month persuaded a federal magistrate in Manhattan to order an unnamed phone maker to provide reasonable technical assistance to unlock a password-protected phone that could contain evidence in a credit-card-fraud case, according to court filings. The court had approved a search warrant for the phone three weeks earlier. The phone maker, its operating system and why the government has not been able to unlock it remain under seal. The little-noticed case could offer hints for the governments strategy to counter new...
  • Court Steps in to Prevent Terrorist's House Demolition

    11/26/2014 5:06:40 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/11/14 | Moshe Cohen
    The High Court on Wednesday kiboshed government plans to demolish the homes of terrorists. One of the few methods security forces in Israel have to discourage Arabs from joining the ranks of terrorists demolishing the homes of those involved in terrorism was taken off the table as the result of a lawsuit by an Arab rights group. The government must now respond to the restraining order the Court issued on home demolitions if it wants to continue using the sanction. According to security officials, the prospect that their family's home will be demolished has discouraged potential terrorists from...
  • John Boehner Shares His Secret Turkey Recipe

    11/26/2014 4:00:44 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | November 26, 2014 | By Amanda Gutterman
    Just in time for Thanksgiving, House Speaker John Boehner has revealed his secret turkey recipe that he calls the "Boehner brine." "I decided a number of years ago that I would try to brine a turkey. I found a recipe somewhere online and tinkered with it over a period of about five years, until I settled in on my current brine," he said. Although Boehner's method doesn't quite meet USDA safety standards for internal temperature, those who know their way around a turkey confirm that Boehner has the right idea. "In terms of the cooking process, he basically nails every...
  • IRS Workers to Receive Bonuses of 1 Percent

    11/26/2014 3:46:34 PM PST · by SES1066 · 23 replies
    News Max ^ | 11/25/14
    Commissioner John Koskinen informed IRS employees in an email that they'll get a bonus next March of 1 percent of their base salary. The performance awards go to most employees. "I believe that rewarding our high-performing employees is a vital investment for our nation's tax system," Koskinen said in the Monday email that was obtained by The Associated Press.
  • Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Rules on Mercury From Power Plants

    11/26/2014 2:53:29 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 15 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 11-25-2014 | ADAM LIPTAK and CORAL DAVENPORT
    The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear a major challenge to the limits set by the Obama administration on emissions of mercury and other toxic pollutants from coal-fired power plants. It is the latest effort by industry groups to roll back regulations that would reduce emissions like mercury, soot, sulfur, smog and carbon dioxide. The case also threatens to undermine one of the administrations most significant victories and chip away at President Obamas legacy. John Walke, a lawyer with the Natural Resources Defense Council, called the regulation of mercury emissions that are at issue in the new case the greatest...
  • White House Visitor Logs Show Dozens of Visits by Top Abortion Activists

    11/26/2014 2:20:07 PM PST · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    Life News ^ | 11/26/14 | Carole Novielli
    Last month the White House released their latest visitor log which reveals that the abortion industry has an open door to the Obama administration.The October 2014 update reveals that Planned Parenthood president, Cecile Richards visited the White House, officially , most recently June 26,2014. Among the visitees listed were POTUS an acronym for President of the United States, Valerie Jarrett and David Plouffe. A tweet posted by Cecile Richards in May 2011 indicates that she met with Michele Obama, Valerie Jarrett and Nancy Keenan another abortion leader at a Womens Leadership Forum. In addition, Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL, the...
  • Judge puts brakes on EPAs action against Alaskas Pebble Mine

    11/26/2014 2:06:16 PM PST · by PROCON · 22 replies
    mcclatchydc.com ^ | Nov. 25, 2014 | Sean Cockerham
    WASHINGTON A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction blocking the Environmental Protection Agency from taking action against a massive Alaska mining project that the agency says could be catastrophic for the best run of wild salmon remaining on the planet.
  • Obamacare, coming to a mall near you (going to try to sign you up on Black Friday)

    11/26/2014 12:46:11 PM PST · by Zakeet · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | November 26, 2014 | Rachana Pradhan
    HHS is hitting the malls this weekend to make sure that Obamacare is on the minds of consumers during the busiest shopping weekend of the year. The department on Wednesday will announce new partnerships it has made with retail stores, pharmacies and popular websites to spread the word about the current open enrollment season, which began on Nov. 15 and ends Feb. 15. On three key days after Thanksgiving Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday as well as dates beyond, Westfield Shopping Centers, the National Community Pharmacists Association and the XO Group will provide consumers with...
  • Footballer Sol Campbell tackles Labour MP over 'mansion tax'

    11/26/2014 11:31:37 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | November 26, 2014
    Former England footballer Sol Campbell has clashed with Labour MP Owen Smith over the party's proposed "mansion tax" on properties worth over 2m. Mr Campbell owned a 25m house in London and a "country pile" in Northumberland. But Owen Smith said his party was only asking people like Mr Campbell "to pay your fair share". He also told Daily Politics people who were "struggling" under this government would have "zero sympathy" for people who complained about having to pay the tax. Mr Owen said there was a "gross inequality between those who've got the most, like Sol", and those at...
  • The Next Amnesty

    11/26/2014 10:09:43 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 18 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 26, 2014 | David Frum
    President Obamas executive action last week is only an interim step. More amnesty is coming, much more. It must. More amnesty is coming, first, because the presidents action creates an unsustainable status quo. Millions of people are about to obtain work permits and Social Security numbersbut not (or so the president says) any right to health coverage or other social benefits. What happens if they get sick? What if they lose their jobs? Suffer a debilitating injury at work? According to Obama, these people are as American as Sasha and Malia except for the small technical complication of lacking the...
  • Defense Secretary pick will be a challenge for Obama

    11/26/2014 10:04:50 AM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published November 26, 2014 | Fox News
    The Defense Secretary job opening is emerging as a thanks-but-no-thanks opportunity, as some of the top potential prospects have already said theyre not interested in the job. Within minutes of reports Monday that Secretary Chuck Hagel would resign, the names of Michele Flournoy and Rhode Island Sen. Jack Reed emerged as top prospects. But each made clear by the end of the day that they didnt want the coveted but high-wire, Cabinet-level post. The new secretary would indeed step into a difficult and complicated world, with the emergence of the deadly and unpredictable militant group Islamic State, amid Defense Department...
  • The Ferguson Fraud

    11/26/2014 9:36:31 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | November 25, 2014 | Rich Lowry
    The bitter irony of the Michael Brown case is that if he had actually put his hands up and said don't shoot, he would almost certainly be alive today. His family would have been spared an unspeakable loss, and Ferguson, Missouri wouldn't have experienced multiple bouts of rioting, including the torching of at least a dozen businesses the night it was announced that Officer Darren Wilson wouldn't be charged with a crime. Instead, the credible evidence (i.e., the testimony that doesn't contradict itself or the physical evidence) suggests that Michael Brown had no interest in surrendering. After committing an act...
  • 2,500 new documents ID'd in White House-IRS taxpayer harassment cases

    11/26/2014 9:35:53 AM PST · by unixfox · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner | 11/25/14 | Paul Bedard
    In a shocking revelation, the Treasury Inspector General has identified some 2,500 documents that potentially show taxpayer information held by the Internal Revenue Service being shared with President Obamas White House.
  • Obama: Americans Have No Right To Favor Americans

    11/26/2014 9:32:04 AM PST · by Zakeet · 79 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 25, 2014 | Neil Munro
    The only Americans who can legitimately object to immigration are native Indian-Americans, President Barack Obama told his Chicago audience Nov. 24, as he made an impassioned ideological plea for endless immigration, cultural diversity and a big government to manage the resulting multicultural society. There have been periods where the folks who were already here suddenly say, Well, I dont want those folks, even though the only people who have the right to say that are some Native Americans, Obama said, rhetorically dismissing the right of 300 million actual Americans to decide who can live in their homeland. Americans should not...
  • Obama: I Just Took An Action To Change The Law

    11/26/2014 9:22:18 AM PST · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11-26-2014 | JIM TREACHER
    The great thing about Obama’s teleprompter is that when he stops reading from it, he slips up and tells the truth.Daniel Halper: The White House has argued that President Obama’s executive amnesty order last week was made well within the existing law. But in remarks in Chicago tonight, President Obama went off script and admitted that in fact he unilaterally made changes to the law. President Obama made the admission after getting heckled for several minutes by immigration protesters. “Now, you’re absolutely right that there have been significant numbers of deportations. That’s true. But what you are not paying attention...
  • Defense Secretary pick will be a challenge for Obama

    11/26/2014 9:13:25 AM PST · by servo1969 · 21 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 11-26-2014 | FoxNews.com
    The Defense Secretary job opening is emerging as a thanks-but-no-thanks opportunity, as some of the top potential prospects have already said theyre not interested in the job. Within minutes of reports Monday that Secretary Chuck Hagel would resign, the names of Michele Flournoy and Rhode Island Sen. Jack Reed emerged as top prospects. But each made clear by the end of the day that they didnt want the coveted but high-wire, Cabinet-level post. The new secretary would indeed step into a difficult and complicated world, with the emergence of the deadly and unpredictable militant group Islamic State, amid Defense Department...
  • This weeks OPEC meeting is the most important in years

    11/26/2014 9:00:12 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 3 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 25,2014 | Steven Mufson
    For most of the past four years, OPEC has had an easy time. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries hasnt had to do much to keep oil prices over $100 a barrel. Disruptions in supply most notably the Libyan civil war and rising demand have kept the cartels coffers full. It has been, say Barclays commodities analysts, the culmination of OPECs golden age. Saudi Arabia, which has played the role of swing producer balancing the market, has not trimmed its output as it often has in the past, instead cutting prices to hang onto market share while...
  • Backers of Alaska gold mine win court battle with EPA

    11/26/2014 8:54:14 AM PST · by jazusamo · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 26, 2014
    On-again, off-again plans for the world's largest gold and copper mine could be back on again, after a federal judge in Alaska issued a preliminary injunction blocking the Environmental Protection Agency from its ongoing efforts to bury the project. Pebble Partnership, the Canadian company behind the project, which would take place near Anchorage, claims the regulatory agency has conspired illegally with opponents of the mine to devise scientific and environmental justifications for blocking it. Salmon fishermen in Washington state and Alaska, Native American groups and environmental organizations have opposed the massive project for several years, and had appeared to have...