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  • Report: Overworked Navy at a tipping point

    11/28/2015 12:36:40 PM PST · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 11/28/15 | Hugh Lessig
    <p>The Navy faces a crisis on the near horizon with too few ships, tired sailors and emerging global threats, leaving the Pentagon with no easy choices, a new study concludes.</p> <p>The main problem facing the Navy and Marine Corps is "that demand for naval forces exceeds the supply they can sustainably deliver," according to the report from the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA) released Nov. 18.</p>
  • St. Paul schools consider ban on Washington Redskins gear

    11/28/2015 12:13:31 PM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies
    St Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 11/28/15 | Josh Verges
    Skyler Kuczaboski hadn't given much thought to the Washington Redskins mascot before last year. Now, the Harding High School junior and Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe member is in position to influence a ban on it and other racist mascots from St. Paul Public Schools."I think that the Redskins logo and emblem and all that isn't seen as racist by a lot of people," she said, "but I think that if there was more knowledge about native people and where the Redskins term derived from, then people wouldn't want to wear that."Kuczaboski was editor-in-chief for the Harding newspaper last year...
  • Obama: We Can't Pray With Clean Conscience Unless We Stop Easy Access to...

    11/28/2015 12:01:31 PM PST · by markomalley · 69 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/28/15
    President Barack Obama on Saturday issued a statement about the shooting that took place at a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Friday.Three people, including a policeman, were killed in the incident.“If we truly care about this--if we’re going to offer up our thoughts and prayers again, for God knows how many times, with a truly clean conscience--then we have to do something about the easy accessibility of weapons of war on our streets to people who have no business wielding them,” said Obama. “Period.  Enough is enough.”Here is the full text of President Obama’s statement: The last...
  • Saudi Arabia Threatens to Sue Anyone Who Compares Their Justice System to ISIS

    11/28/2015 11:26:50 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 21 replies
    "The justice ministry will sue the person who described ... the sentencing of a man to death for apostasy as being `Isis-like'," a justice ministry source told newspaper Al-Riyadh. The Kingdom is yet to identify the potential Twitter user, or specify a possible penalty. "Questioning the fairness of the courts is to question the justice of the Kingdom and its judicial system based on Islamic law, which guarantees rights and ensures human dignity", the source seemingly told the pro-government newspaper. They claimed the Kingdom’s courts would not hesitate to put on trial "any media that slandered the religious judiciary of...
  • The Latest on Obama/Clinton Scandals (Weekly Update)

    11/28/2015 10:47:57 AM PST · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 27, 2015 | Tom Fitton
    Secret Service in Cover-Up Mode on Obama Travel Costs State Department Rushed Approval for Hillary Clinton's Memoirs Happy ThanksgivingSecret Service in Cover-Up Mode on Obama Travel Costs There may be legitimate reasons for the Secret Service to keep some documents from the public. But concealing taxpayer-funded security expenses for Barack Obama's luxury vacations sure isn't one of them. That's why your JW has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against the U.S. Secret Service for failing to respond to 19 Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for security-related expenses related...
  • Obama denounces gun violence after latest deadly shooting

    11/28/2015 10:01:10 AM PST · by amorphous · 92 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 28 Nov 2015 | Daniel Woolls
    Washington (AFP) - US President Barack Obama denounced the country's epidemic of gun violence on Saturday and renewed a call for tougher controls on military-style weapons after yet another deadly shooting, saying "enough is enough." The latest bloodshed came on Friday when a man entered a family planning clinic in the state of Colorado and allegedly opened fire, killing three people, including a police officer, and wounding nine others. The motive of the suspect now under arrest was not yet known and police were to interrogate him Saturday.
  • Interview with Oathkeepers PA official on refugee crisis

    11/28/2015 7:06:07 AM PST · by Randall_S · 1 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | November 28, 2015 | USA Transnational Report
    At the link there is a recorded interview with a State Constable in Pennsylvania concerning the so-called "refugees" entering the country. He is also a leader in Oathkeepers of Pennsylvania. There are no efforts to track these "refugees," who are arguably (and from experience) the terrorists of tomorrow. Interview with Constable Marcus Kohan begins at 25 minutes into program. The first 25 minutes of the program is a discussion of the intensifying situation in the Middle East around Turkey, Russia, Syria, and Obama's alliance with radical Islam. The farce of the Iranian nuclear deal is also discussed.
  • Donald Trump taps into deep Republican anger at government

    11/28/2015 6:57:07 AM PST · by GonzoII · 72 replies
    CNN via ^ | November 24, 2015 | Stephen Collinson and Tal Kopan
    A sustained outburst of anger and deep disdain for government that has shaped the Republican race for president and confounded the pundits is not going away. The spirit of insurrection that has powered outsider candidates like Donald Trump to the head of the polls is threatening to close an already narrowing lane for more traditional candidates in the frenzied run-up to the first early voting contests early next year. A Pew Research Center poll published Monday showed that the deepest suspicion of government, though also elevated among the broader electorate, remains in the Republican Party. The intensity of that sentiment...
  • George Washington's 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation

    11/28/2015 6:26:50 AM PST · by kindred · 7 replies ^ | 10/03/1789; 11/26/15 | George Washington
    Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me to "recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:" . Now, therefore, I...
  • France bars 1,000 people posing 'security risks' [to the 'climate change conference']

    11/28/2015 5:03:34 AM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies
    The Local (FR) ^ | 11/28/15
    Nearly a thousand people thought to pose security risks have been denied entry into France in the run-up to the COP21 climate talks, the country's interior minister said on Saturday. COP21: Parisians urged to avoid public transport (27 Nov 15) Worldwide rallies to put pressure on COP21 (26 Nov 15) France imposed stepped-up border controls on November 13, just hours before the Paris attacks, in preparation for the talks. Bernard Cazeneuve said that the people had been prevented from entering France "because of the risk these people could represent for public order and security in our country." During...
  • USA Transnational Report – LIVE 8AM - Mid East Update

    11/28/2015 4:55:45 AM PST · by Randall_S · 3 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | November 28, 2015 | USA Transnational Report
    LIVE 8 AM EST THIS SATURDAY (11/28) MORNING! Middle East Update & guest State Constable Marcus Kohan Topics to be addressed: -The "New Order" in the Middle East - post shooting down of Russian war plane -U.S. State Department - Iran never signed the nuclear deal! - What now? -How are the so-called "refugees" being brought to the United States? Who are they? -New Oathkeepers efforts in Pennsylvania to organize local communities for safety in perilous times Call-in #: 855-853-5227 You can listen to USA Transnational Report live on JJ McCartney's Nightside Radio Studios and on Red State Talk Radio....
  • Quebec will allow doctors to euthanize patients starting Dec. 10: bucks feds request to delay

    11/28/2015 3:21:27 AM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Lifesite ^ | 11/28/15 | Lianne Laurence
    Quebec has refused an alleged federal request to suspend its “right-to-die” law, with the province’s justice and health ministers declaring the legislation will go into effect December 10 as planned, according to the Canadian Press. Liberal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould reportedly asked her provincial counterpart, Stephanie Vallee, on Wednesday to hold off implementing the province’s Bill 52 so the federal government can draft its own legislation. But Vallee says that Quebec will move ahead with Bill 52: “We’re staying the course, obviously,” she stated. That leaves pro-life advocates with “our great hope” that Quebec’s Superior Court will intervene and block...
  • [Sheriff David] Clarke: Jesse Jackson’s Chicago March Selfish, ‘Exploitation of a Situation’

    11/28/2015 3:00:02 AM PST · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 11/27/15 | Ian Hanchett
    Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke (D) criticized Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Chicago protests as “exploitation of situation” on Friday’s “Varney & Co” on the Fox Business Network.Clarke stated that the rally in Chicago headed by Jackson “highlights, I believe, the self-centeredness and the selfishness, and it’s the nature of this group. The people who are going to participate in the tradition of the Magnificent Mile, the retail that goes on in that area, had nothing to do with the Chicago police shooting. Many of those people are from out of town, they’re not even from the state of Illinois, the city...
  • The Democrats’ Death Wish: The Disappearing Destiny of the Donkey Party

    11/27/2015 11:44:36 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 27, 2015 | Virgil
    ...........Yes, everything is different, now, for elite Democrats. As we have seen, they are inspired by the EU. And as we have also seen, they no longer worry about worker's wages-and that only makes sense, because the two big magnetic poles of the new Democratic coalition, Al Sharpton and George Soros, are both oblivious to wages. Why? Because Sharpton's core constituents aren't in the workforce; they make their living through welfare, not work. And as for Soros and his fellow billionaires, they couldn't be bothered to think about anything as microscopic as a mere wage. Meanwhile, Democratic politicos believe that...
  • Lebanese Official Claims To Breitbart: NATO ‘Okayed’ Turkey’s Downing Of Russian Jet

    11/27/2015 8:00:17 PM PST · by george76 · 130 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 27 Nov 2015 | Aaron Klein
    EXCLUSIVE - Lebanese Official Claims To Breitbart: NATO 'Okayed' Turkey's Downing Of Russian Jet. [ Full title ]. Turkey could only have shot down a Russian Su-24 military jet after securing permission from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), charged Lebanon's Druze leader Walid Jumblatt in an exclusive interview with Breitbart. The Turks cannot afford to shoot down a Russian plane, being a member of NATO, without asking the permission of NATO. They have to ask NATO. It's NATO, said Jumblatt, a member of parliament and leader of Lebanon's Progressive Socialist Party. Jumblatt is considered the leader of Lebanon's historic...
  • Gay Marriage Is Legal but Not on Tribal Lands

    11/27/2015 7:33:10 PM PST · by Salman · 35 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | Nov 27, 2015 | Felicia Fonseca
    Cleo Pablo married her longtime partner when gay weddings became legal in Arizona and looked forward to the day when her wife and their children could move into her home in the small Native American community outside Phoenix where she grew up. That day never came. The Ak-Chin Indian Community doesn't recognize same-sex marriages and has a law that prohibits unmarried couples from living together. So Pablo voluntarily gave up her tribal home and now is suing the tribe in tribal court to have her marriage validated. "I want equal opportunity," Pablo said. "I want what every married couple has."...
  • Art Laffer: Rand Paul and Ted Cruz Have Best Tax Plans

    11/27/2015 7:22:23 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 11 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 11/27/2015 | FuzzyZippers
    Art Laffer, famed member of President Reagan’s Economic Policy Advisory Board, has co-authored, with Stephen Moore, an article for Investor’s Business Daily in which they assert that Rand Paul and Ted Cruz have the “best” tax proposals.
  • We were just following orders - the Joint Chiefs and the War with ISIS

    11/27/2015 6:42:43 PM PST · by pboyington · 22 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 27, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    Across the world, the War with ISIS is exploding; in Paris, Brussels, in the Middle East and at the US/Mexican border. ISIS continues to attack, attack, attack, following George Patton’s motto of “l’audace, l’audace, toujours l’audace (audacity, audacity, always audacity). While the world seems to be continually shocked by one ISIS atrocity after another, in the White House, one thing is crystal clear, President Obama has chosen to fight rising seas and disappearing glaciers before taking the fight to the marauding maniacal murderers of ISIS. While the President has been pelted for two weeks for having no strategy to fight...
  • There’s Big Money in Global Warming Alarmism

    11/27/2015 6:39:45 PM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies
    The Stream ^ | 11/27/15 | William M Biggs
    A sociologist with no training in the physical sciences is puzzled why most Americans think the world is not doomed by global warming. So flummoxed is Yale’s Justin Farrell that he decided to study the question in the most scientific way possible. And he managed to publish his results, “Corporate funding and ideological polarization about climate change,” in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.What do you think his conclusions were? Perhaps that thirty years of failed temperature predictions boosted Americans’ skepticism? Or that the obvious eagerness of politicians to leverage exaggerated fears have left many skittish? Or...
  • Political Prediction Market: Cruz edges ahead of Trump

    11/27/2015 6:33:59 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/27/15 | Sophie Tatum
    Donald Trump is still the GOP front-runner in opinion polls, but Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has seen a surge on CNN's Political Prediction Market, and is now seen by players as more likely than the billionaire businessman to be the Republican nominee. Cruz's odds -- which stand at 21% -- are greater than Trump's 20% odds for the first time, according to the Political Prediction Market, a live, online game, conducted by the company Pivit for CNN. It uses polling data and input from its 25,000 users to predict outcomes. Play the Political Prediction Market at Movement on the...
  • Our National Obamacare Nightmare

    11/27/2015 4:39:40 PM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 11/27/15 | Daniel Bassali
    Despite enjoying a victory in the Supreme Court this summer, the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama’s signature domestic law, has suffered through a year of bad news.While the administration has touted that nearly 12 million people have gained access to health care insurance, premiums for most Americans are expected to increase in 2016. Insurance companies are seeking rate increases between 20 and 40 percent.To keep premiums down, some Americans will be forced to switch plans and, therefore, may be forced to switch doctors as well. In some cases plans are “hollowed out” with limited choices in doctors and hospitals....
  • Man Accidentally Carries Loaded Gun on Flight, No One Notices

    11/27/2015 3:00:50 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 47 replies
    Flyer Talk ^ | November 17, 2015 | Joe Cortez
    A retired truck driver flying through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is warning American flyers their experience may not be secure, after he was able to pass a loaded handgun through a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint. Speaking to Britain’s Daily Mail, the flyer says while packing his gun was purely accidental, he feels the TSA should have caught it prior to departure. The incident happened on November 5, as 67-year-old Blake Alford was preparing to fly from ATL to Chicago Midway Airport (MDW). In his bag was a Ruger .38 pistol, loaded with a full magazine of seven hollow-point bullets....
  • Violence toward Black Lives Matter activists erases any doubt: We live in a time of racial strife

    11/27/2015 2:44:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | November 27, 2015 | Janell Ross
    First there was that incident at the Trump rally in Alabama. You know, the one where a protester with, shall we say, some ideas that are not terribly compatible with those of Trump or many of his supporters, showed up. He wound up on the ground, taking a beating and throwing some punches of his own before security booted him from the gathering. And then this week, much of the country learned of news that what has seriously been described as masked men shot five people protesting what they believe to be a questionable police shooting near a Minneapolis police...
  • Obama Warns of Enforcement Action Against States That Refuse Syrian Refugees

    11/27/2015 1:29:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/27/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    President Barack Obama has warned state governors that he will take enforcement action against them if they turn away Syrian refugees.The Office of Refugee Resettlement noted that the U.S. government plans to resettle at least 10,000 Syrian refugees fleeing civil war and terrorism in the U.S. during 2016, but acknowledged that some state and local leaders have "expressed concerns" at the resettlement program. "Accordingly, states may not categorically deny ORR-funded benefits and services to Syrian refugees," the letterfrom Wednesday read. "Any state with such a policy would not be in compliance with the State Plan requirements, applicable statutes, and their...
  • A Minimum Wage of Zero

    11/27/2015 1:20:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | November 23, 2015 | Ronald D. Rotunda
    In the November 16 Presidential Debate, the Democratic candidates argued about the minimum wage. They all favored raising it, with Hillary Clinton arguing for $12 per hour. What she preaches is not what she practices, when running her own campaign. Recently, her lawyers asked the Federal Election Commission (FEC) for permission to use unpaid interns during "the spring, summer, or fall at the Campaign's headquarters office in Brooklyn." The lucky students would receive nothing from the Clinton campaign. However, Clinton wants the college to give the interns college credit. She also wants the college to pay the student $3,000. The...
  • Republicans, fearing congressional end-run, warn Obama ahead of climate talks

    11/27/2015 1:15:43 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 27, 2015
    Capitol Hill Republicans are aiming to take the air out of President Obama's push for a global climate deal at next week's international summit in Paris, warning they will block vital funding if he tries to circumvent Congress. Obama and other world leaders are charging ahead with the two-week U.N. conference starting Monday, under heightened security in the wake of the Paris terror attacks. At a press conference alongside French President Francois Hollande, Obama cast the climate summit as a global statement of solidarity. "What a powerful rebuke to the terrorists it will be when the world stands as one...
  • The cross has to go before the asylum seekers arrive

    11/27/2015 12:29:44 PM PST · by markomalley · 48 replies
    Speisa ^ | 11/27/15
    Christian camps being offered as shelter for asylum seekers are told by the authorities to remove all Christian symbols. Due to the large influx of asylum seekers to Norway, UDI (Immigration authorities) has found it necessary to lodge asylum seekers in more places than ordinary reception centres. The Norwegian Missionary Society (NMS), operates several Christian camp sites, which they offer to rent to UDI. UDI says yes please, but on one condition. All Christian symbols must be removed before the asylum seekers can move in, says UDI, according to the newspaper Dagen. - We want the accommodation offered to be...
  • Progressive Praises Obama's Immigration Actions and Its Impact on Elections

    11/27/2015 12:27:45 PM PST · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 11/27/15 | Trey Sanchez
    Think Progress's Esther Lee is beaming with glee over President Obama's executive actions over illegal immigrants because of the huge impact it will have on elections in America. In a new "Isn't That Something" video, Lee states with a smile: Rapid demographic changes are providing voters of color with great potential to influence future elections. "In 2016," she adds, "1.5 million of these citizen relatives will be eligible to vote." Barely able to contain her excitement, she continues: "By 2020, that number jumps to 2.25 million, as more and more children reach voting age." Lee concludes: And eligible voters with...
  • The DEA has failed to eradicate marijuana. Now Congress wants it to stop trying.

    11/27/2015 12:01:54 PM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 61 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 27, 2015 | Christopher Ingraham
    [...] Last week a group of 12House members led by Ted Lieu of California wrote to House leadership topush for a provision in the upcoming spending bill that would strip half of the funds away from the DEA's Cannabis Eradication Program, and put that money toward programs that "play a far more useful role in promoting the safety and economic prosperity of the American people:" domestic violence prevention and overall spending reduction efforts.Each year the DEA spends about $18 million in efforts with state and local authorities to pull up marijuana plants being grown indoors and outdoors. The program has...
  • Exclusive: Marco Rubio Challenges Republican Leaders To End Obamacare Bailouts

    11/27/2015 11:53:47 AM PST · by Rockitz · 18 replies ^ | 27 Nov 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    Senator Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is challenging Republican leaders in Congress to officially stop taxpayer dollars from being used to bail out Obamacare. “If we don’t make this happen, then the American people have every right to be angry at the Republican leadership because this should be among our highest highest priorities at the end of this year,” the presidential contender says in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News. For years, Rubio has pressed leaders in his party to repeal the “risk corridor” provisions in Obamacare that would allow the federal government to effectively bail out insurance company losses from...
  • Breaking: Supreme Court Blocks Racially Discriminatory Hawaii Election

    11/27/2015 11:02:18 AM PST · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 27, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    Courtesy Shutterstock The Supreme Court has just issued an order (read it here) blocking the racially discriminatory separatist election in Hawaii. The order enjoins (stops) the counting of ballots and certification of results pending further order of the Supreme Court. I covered the electionhere and here at PJ Media. Only one race is permitted to register to vote with Hawaiian government officials for the separatist election.Hawaii has given a private organization millions of dollars to run the election. They believe these actions are constitutional. Judicial Watch has sued Hawaii, and the Public Interest Legal Foundation has filed an emergency...
  • WTF Headline Of The Day: Anti-Gun Police Chief Urges Public To "Take Out" Active Gunmen If Possible

    11/27/2015 10:56:01 AM PST · by amorphous · 36 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 27 Nov 2015 | Tyler
    D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier is an outspoken proponent of gun control (in a district which already has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation). So, when asked by 60 Minutes how people should respond to being near an active gunman, Lanier's response was bemusing as The Washington Times reports, saying that the "best option for saving lives before police can get there” would be for citizens to try to subdue, or even kill, the gunman.
  • Streisand: Trump Presidency ‘Terrifyingly Scary’

    11/27/2015 10:50:22 AM PST · by Cheerio · 79 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Nov 2015 | Jeff Poor
    In an interview with ABC News on Wednesday after receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom, singer-actress Barbra Streisand weighed in on the possibility of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, both the front-runners in their respective political parties, facing off in next year’s presidential election. Streisand told ABC News chief White House correspondent Jon Karl that she was supporting Clinton and described a Trump presidency as “terrifyingly scary.” Exchange as follows:
  • Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards’ Medicaid expansion timeline hits bump in road; here's what's next

    11/27/2015 10:46:13 AM PST · by abb · 8 replies
    The (Baton Rouge, LA) Advocate ^ | November 26, 2015 | Marsha Shuler
    By Marsha Shuler| Nov. 26, 2015; 6:25 p.m. On the campaign trial, Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards promised time and again that he would expand the rolls of Medicaid on his first day in office. His promise to reverse repeated rejections of expanded Medicaid by Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal and open the government health insurance program to more low-income workers was a cornerstone of the Democrat’s campaign. But legal realities have caused Edwards to back off, at least for the time being, while his incoming administration works through a legal glitch raised by the Legislature’s fiscal advisers. Edwards told reporters...
  • Dianne Feinstein’s Million-Acre Land Grab Falters

    11/27/2015 10:08:09 AM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 27, 2015 | Chriss W. Street
    Three months after Breitbart News and others outed Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) 's backdoor effort to freeze development on over one million acres of California dessert by having President Obama declare the area subject to the Antiquities Act of 1906, her efforts are going down in flames as Congressional Republicans are moving to ban the Antiquities designation. Feinstein's seven-year quest to convince "ongress to sequester over 1560 square miles of the Mojave Desert into three new national monuments under her proposed 'Desert Conservation and Recreation Act" has gone nowhere. Feinstein has argued that the area she wants designated as 'Mojave...
  • Obama Administration Threatens States to Admit Syrian Refugees or Face ‘Enforcement Action’

    11/27/2015 9:36:33 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 166 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/27/2015 | Caroline May
    The Obama administration has warned states to comply with federal efforts to resettle Syrian refugees in communities around the U.S. or else find their states subject to enforcement action. In a letter this week, the Office of Refugee Resettlement threatens states concerned about resettling Syrians with punitive responses if they refuse to accept the refugees. ORR explains that states may not refuse ORR-funded benefits for refugees on the basis of religion and national origin.“Accordingly, states may not categorically deny ORR-funded benefits and services to Syrian refugees,” ORR Director Robert Carey wrote in the letter. “Any state with such a policy...
  • Ted Cruz is ‘not the establishment but doesn’t need on-the-job training’

    11/27/2015 7:19:00 AM PST · by Isara · 91 replies
    Soshable ^ | Nov 27, 2015 | JD Rucker
    There are many of us, perhaps millions, who believe that the Republican party as a governing force has been the lesser of two evils. We fear what the Democrats are doing to destroy the country but we’re angry about what the Republicans aren’t doing to repair the damage. This is why Donald Trump and Ben Carson have been so popular. It’s why so many people are willing to tell pollsters that they support either of the anti-establishment candidates.Thankfully, there’s a third candidate who would stand in stark contrast to the ineffective Republican Establishment that has been harming the party and...
  • Foxnews’ Judge Napolitano ignores constitutional limits in immigration/refugee debate!

    11/27/2015 9:17:06 AM PST · by JOHN W K · 33 replies
    11/27/15 | johnwk
    See: Can Governors Legally Block Refugees from Coming to Their States? "In response to the influx of migrants "from the American invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq," Congress in 2005 gave President George W. Bush unlimited authority to admit people for humanitarian purposes, noted Judge Napolitano. And that has since been passed over to President Obama, he added. "Here, he has the absolute lawful authority – may not like the way he’s exercising it, but he has it," said the judge. "To admit people for political asylum and humanitarian purposes." What Judge Napolitano and Foxnews ignore is, Congress cannot assume powers...
  • Obama’s legacy on climate is at stake in Paris talks (how many times can left play "legacy" card?)

    11/27/2015 9:13:52 AM PST · by Dave346 · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 27, 2015 | Liz Goodwin
    President Barack Obama heads to a terror-scarred Paris Sunday night to tackle one of the most important priorities of his second term — climate change. Obama has been laying the groundwork for years ahead of the United Nation’s two-week conference on countering climate change, where nearly 200 countries will be hammering out a pact to cut global emissions of heat-trapping gases. Using executive power, the president has moved the U.S. toward lowering carbon emissions, a key step in building credibility for his efforts to coax China, Brazil and other developing nations to do the same. The Paris conference may help...
  • Homeless veteran, beaten by teens on camera in Olney, dies

    11/27/2015 8:25:57 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 64 replies
    Surveillance video shows 51-year-old Robert Barnes being pummeled by teens with a hammer, a piece of wood and punches, after police say a 10-year-old boy told his mother he got into an argument with Barnes.
  • Barack Obama plan to defeat Isil dismissed by US intelligence experts

    11/27/2015 8:24:59 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    The UK Telegraph ^ | November 27, 2015 | Ruth Sherlock,
    Former and serving diplomats and intelligence officials tell the Telegraph that President Obama's hopes of defeating Islamic State are based on "smoke and mirrors" But in a series of candid interviews with the Telegraph, Western diplomats and intelligence officials - current and former - have angrily dismissed the approach as a “smoke and mirrors” public relations exercise founded on little substantive or effective action. “It’s smoke and mirrors and that is the dirty little secret,” said Derek Harvey, one of Mr Obama’s senior former intelligence officials, a Middle East specialist, who said he resigned from his job in frustration at...
  • Inquiries Stall as White House Puts Leash on U.S. Watchdogs

    11/27/2015 8:08:35 AM PST · by NRx · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11-27-2015 | ERIC LICHTBLAU
    WASHINGTON — Justice Department watchdogs ran into an unexpected roadblock last year when they began examining the role of federal drug agents in the fatal shootings of unarmed civilians during raids in Honduras. From Our Advertisers The Drug Enforcement Administration balked at turning over emails from senior officials tied to the raids, according to the department’s inspector general. It took nearly a year of wrangling before the D.E.A. was willing to turn over all its records in a case that the inspector general said raised “serious questions” about agents’ use of deadly force. The continuing Honduran inquiry is one of...
  • Why do you never see gasoline taxes itemized on your receipt? The answer will shock you

    11/27/2015 8:00:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/27/2015 | Michael Bargo Jr.
    In April 2014, I suddenly realized that when you buy gasoline, the receipt does not list all the different taxes you have to pay.  So I emailed the Illinois Policy Institute ( and asked them to make up a facsimile of a gas receipt.  Here's what they came up with, and they featured it in a story on their website.  Turns out a gallon of gas in Chicago has eight taxes on it.  In Park Ridge adds two cents more.  (I think today they are higher.)  I went to a neighborhood gas station – the owner was a nice...
  • On Black Friday, FBI trying to keep track of 48 known Islamic radicals in the US

    11/27/2015 7:57:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/27/2015 | Rick Moran
    The FBI is pulling out all the stops to try and keep track of 48 Islamic radicals who may carry out a terrorist attack. Elite surveillance teams consisting of up to a dozen agents, along with assistance from local law enforcement, are watching the radicals 24-7. But the problem is that these suvelliance operations are enormously expensive and take manpower away from other anti-terror operations. Fox News: "There is a very significant number of people that are on suspicious watch lists, under surveillance," Republican Sen. Dan Coats said. Coats, who sits on the Select Committee on Intelligence, would not comment...
  • Ban on “Gun Violence” Research Does not Exist

    11/27/2015 6:58:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 27 December, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Doctor Gun Banners A recent headline at The Hill read "Dems push to end ban on gun violence research". The only problem is that there is no ban on "gun violence" research. There is a ban on spending federal dollars, by the Department of Health and Human Services, on research that advocates for more gun control. It is called the Dickey Amendment, and was put in place after the leaders of the CDC proclaimed what they expected from research results (advocating for more gun control) before the research was conducted. The CDC had already funded severely flawed, advocacy "research" to...
  • Hating Whitey on Campus

    11/27/2015 6:50:59 AM PST · by SJackson · 45 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 27, 2015 | Jack Kerwick
    Hating Whitey on Campus Welcome to the totalitarian world of "student activism" at America's elite universities. November 27, 2015 Jack Kerwick Learn more about the Freedom Center's Stop the Jihad on Campus campaign. It isn't just Woodrow Wilson who's got to go. For the social justice warriors on America's college campuses these days, force and intimidation are paying off in spades. Following the occupation of the president's office courtesy of the "Black Justice League," Princeton University is the most recent "institution of higher learning" to relent to students' demand to reject "racism." President Christopher L. Eisgruber has "agreed"--more accurately,...
  • Teeing it up in Albania a fair way to pad legacy

    11/27/2015 5:14:05 AM PST · by luke1825 · 4 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 11/27 | peter lucas
    TIRANA -- There are no golf courses in Albania. But they will build one if he comes. "He'' is, of course, Barack Obama, the golfing president of the United States. Unfortunately for the Albanians and perhaps for Obama, he is not coming, and time is running out. Obama is not only on the back nine of his presidency, but he can see the clubhouse in the distance. All he has to do to get to the clubhouse is to avoid or negotiate a couple of bunkers on the 18th hole of this imaginary golf course that the Albanians would have...
  • Distrust of federal land agencies escalates with conviction of Oregon ranchers

    11/27/2015 5:09:19 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies ^ | 11/27/2015 | Marjorie Haun
    Ranchers in the West are engaged in 21st-century range wars, but their adversaries are not the rustlers and cattle barons of lore. Federal land management agencies, overzealous officers, and self-righteous judges are the foes western ranchers fear the most. On October 7, father and son ranchers from Oregon, Dwight, 73, and Steven Hammond, 46, were labeled as terrorists and sentenced to five years in federal prison under anti-terrorism laws. In 2001, a fire set by the Hammonds to eliminate overgrown sagebrush on their own property inadvertently spread to adjacent BLM land. The two were convicted of arson when the Bureau...
  • Russia is already exacting its revenge on Turkey for downing a Russian warplane

    11/27/2015 4:49:49 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 30 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 26, 2015 | Natasha Bertrand
    Russia is preparing to sanction Turkey in response to its downing of a Russian warplane earlier this week, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced in a televised cabinet meeting on Thursday, according to the BBC. "The government has been ordered to work out a system of response measures to this act of aggression in the economic and humanitarian spheres," which may include "limits or bans" on "foodstuffs, labor, and services from Turkish companies," Medvedev said. The sanctions "could bite into more than $30 billion in trade ties between the two countries, as police here began seizing Turkish products and deporting Turkish...
  • The False Promise of a Rules-Based Fed [--AND THE GOLD STANDARD]

    11/27/2015 4:46:29 AM PST · by expat_panama · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov 25, 2015 | Greg Ip
    Last week the House of Representatives passed a bill that would bring about the most sweeping changes to the Federal Reserve since the 1930s. At the heart of the bill is a requirement that the Fed set interest rates according to a quantitative rule. Like advocates of the gold standard, proponents of the bill blame many of the economy’s ills on the Fed exercising too much discretion... [snip] Legislating a rule doesn’t do away with discretion, but makes it more likely discretion will be exercised only after the rule has failed, perhaps at great economic cost. [snip] In a dynamic...