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  • Egypt at War

    07/01/2015 4:19:57 PM PDT · by robowombat · 6 replies
    Commentary ^ | 07.01.2015 - 3:00 PM | Michael Rubinkam,
    Egypt at War Michael Rubin | @mrubin1971 07.01.2015 - 3:00 PM Over the last few days, Egypt has faced a terrorist wave. First, there was the assassination of Hisham Barakat, Egypt’s state prosecutor, the equivalent of the Attorney General. Barakat was the target of Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist animus for his role prosecuting thousands of Islamists since Gen Abdel Fattah el-Sisi overthrew the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated president Mohammed Morsi in 2013. Now, today, a wave of attacks has killed at least 50 soldiers in the Sinai Peninsula. Ominously, several Egyptian security sources are pointing the finger at Turkey, Qatar, and...
  • What Will the West’s Many Concessions to Iran Produce?

    07/01/2015 4:15:13 PM PDT · by robowombat · 3 replies
    Commentary ^ | 07.01.2015 - 11:00 AM | Rick Richman |
    What Will the West’s Many Concessions to Iran Produce? Rick Richman | @jpundit 07.01.2015 - 11:00 AM It has been hard to keep up with the cascade of U.S. concessions in the negotiations with Iran, because there has been no natural stopping point. If you think virtually any deal is better than no deal, you need to keep making the concessions necessary to get it. If you have allowed Iran to get within a few months of a bomb and think extending the breakout period a few more months is a good deal, the concessions have to come. If you...
  • Lawless Administration Won’t Enforce Law Against Israel Boycotts

    07/01/2015 4:09:24 PM PDT · by robowombat · 1 replies
    Commentary ^ | 07.01.2015 - 9:00 AM | Jonathan S. Tobin
    Lawless Administration Won’t Enforce Law Against Israel Boycotts Jonathan S. Tobin | @tobincommentary 07.01.2015 - 9:00 AM The signing of a trade bill last week that included provisions specifically requiring U.S. trade negotiators to oppose European boycotts of Israel was a signal defeat for the BDS — boycott, divest, sanction — movement. The willingness of a bipartisan majority of Congress to label efforts to wage economic war on the Jewish state as inconsistent with American law was especially important since it rightly dismissed any distinction between boycotts of all of Israel and those that only target Jewish communities in the...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Emails Expose Washington’s Culture of Duplicity

    07/01/2015 4:04:40 PM PDT · by robowombat · 5 replies
    Commentary ^ | 07.01.2015 - 1:00 PM | Noah Rothman
    Hillary Clinton’s Emails Expose Washington’s Culture of Duplicity Noah Rothman | @noahcrothman 07.01.2015 - 1:00 PM “I was there. I was a senior advisor. I didn’t know that,” former White House political advisor David Axelrod said of Hillary Clinton’s shadowy private email practices. He offered that self-defense on June 17 in an unsolicited effort to defend former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley, who claimed that he was similarly unaware of Clinton’s email methods. “The question is, what are people focused on? What do they care about?” Axelrod continued. His implication was that no one will or even should...
  • Do We the People Need an Article V Convention of the States in the Aftermath of <i>Obergefell</i>?

    07/01/2015 3:56:31 PM PDT · by betty boop · 14 replies
    self; | July 1, 2015 | Jean F. Drew
    Do We the People Need an Article V Convention of the States in the Aftermath of Obergefell? The short answer to the title question would seem to be: Very likely YES. And that for a number of reasons. First, Congress has been utterly derelict in executing its constitutional powers designed to constrain excesses emanating from the Supreme Court. There are three constitutional legislative “checks” on SCOTUS — or any other federal court. Other than the Article III Supreme Court, Congress is the creator of all the other federal courts — and all are firmly within its lawful legislative power in...
  • Why Hillary could win in 2016. Interesting Article written in 2012 by Rabbi Steven Pruzansky

    07/01/2015 3:55:52 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 10 replies
    Please take a moment to digest this provocative article by a Jewish Rabbi from Teaneck , N.J. It is far and away the most succinct and thoughtful explanation of how our nation is changing.  The article appeared in The Israel National News, and is directed to Jewish readership. 70% of American Jews vote as Democrats.  The Rabbi has some interesting comments in that regard. Rabbi Steven Pruzansky is the spiritual leader of Congregation Bnai Yeshurun in Teaneck, New Jersey ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "The most charitable way of explaining the election results of 2012 is that Americans voted for the status quo...
  • The 36-Year Project to Whitewash Iran

    07/01/2015 3:43:08 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 4 replies
    The Iranian regime is still holding American hostages. These include the Washington Post’s Tehran correspondent, Jason Rezaian, and Amir Hekmati, an Iranian-American U.S. Marine sentenced to death in 2012 on bogus spying charges and still languishing in the mullahs’ hellish prisons. American flags are burned, and cries of “Death to America!” still ring out at Friday prayers across Iran. The Tehran regime continues to arm and fund Hezbollah, and Iranian forces and proxies now encircle the Arab lands. And the mullahs have in the intervening years raced to develop nuclear weapons. Their centrifuges still churn in defiance of five United...
  • US blocks attempts by Arab allies to fly heavy weapons directly to Kurds to fight Islamic State

    07/01/2015 3:31:59 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 22 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 1 Juy 2015 | Con Coughlin
    The United States has blocked attempts by its Middle East allies to fly heavy weapons directly to the Kurds fighting Islamic State jihadists in Iraq, The Telegraph has learnt. Some of America’s closest allies say President Barack Obama and other Western leaders, including David Cameron, are failing to show strategic leadership over the world’s gravest security crisis for decades. They now say they are willing to “go it alone” in supplying heavy weapons to the Kurds, even if means defying the Iraqi authorities and their American backers, who demand all weapons be channelled through Baghdad. High level officials from Gulf...
  • Father of Young Leukemia Survivor Reacts to New Vaccine law

    07/01/2015 3:31:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    SCPR ^ | June 30 2015 | Alex Cohen and Sarah Sweeney
    Governor Jerry Brown signed SB-277 - the highly controversial vaccine exemption bill - into law Tuesday. California will now have one of the toughest school vaccination laws in the country. The new law will require almost all children to be fully vaccinated in order to attend school - public or private - regardless of their parents' personal or religious beliefs. The only exception would be for children with medical conditions. The legislation spurred heated, sometimes raucous debate leading up to its approval. Check out the latest from KPCC 's Health Reporter Rebecca Plevin on SB-277 here. One of the law's...
  • Obama’s Treachery and Hillary’s Complicity

    07/01/2015 3:22:46 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 1 replies
    The American Report ^ | July 1, 2015 | Editors
    The terrorism that threatens Egypt today is because of Obama and Hillary The fate of Egypt hangs in the balance. A series of terrorist attacks by the Muslim Brotherhood and ISIS threaten the government of President Abdel El-Sisi, a true Islamic reformer. If Egypt falls into chaos like its neighbor, Libya, there will be no single person who deserves more blame that Barack Hussein Obama. Every action taken by his administration has destabilized the Middle East by supporting terrorists and the nations that sponsor them. This insane policy began in 2011 with Egypt, the most populous Arab country. It was...
  • Picture of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell with Confederate Battle Flag

    07/01/2015 3:19:50 PM PDT · by poetbdk · 3 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6-30-15 | J.Arthur Bloom
    Here’s A Picture From The Days When Mitch McConnell Didn’t Mind The Confederate Flag
  • Cruz calls Cuba move 'a serious mistake'

    07/01/2015 2:59:20 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 1, 2015 | Rebecca Elliott
    Sen. Ted Cruz criticized the Obama administration's decision to reopen U.S. and Cuban embassies in the countries' respective capitals Wednesday, calling the move "a serious mistake." Cruz's comments followed President Barack Obama's announcement Wednesday that the United States formally will restore diplomatic ties with Cuba.
  • Feds warn: Hackers sending fake emails to OPM hack victims

    07/01/2015 2:44:57 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 1, 2015 | Cory Bennett
    The government is warning that scammers are targeting victims of the recent massive federal data breach with fake emails made to look like they are from the government. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) revealed in early June that millions of federal workers’ data had been exposed by multiple hacks at the agency. Through a contracted identity monitoring company, CSID, the OPM has been notifying the victims. Initially, the OPM sent emails with links to information on a complementary 18 months of identity monitoring services with CSID. But savvy hackers, knowing this would happen, have also been sending fake OPM...
  • Justice Dept.: Transgender students can use bathrooms that match their gender identity

    07/01/2015 2:40:35 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 87 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | june 30, 2015 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The Department of Justice argued in a brief to a federal court on Monday that transgender high school students should be able to use school restrooms that match up with their gender identity, and can't be forced by the school to use the restroom that matches up with their physical characteristics. It's the first time the federal government has tried to make the case for this transgender right in a courtroom. Justice's Civil Rights Division filed the brief on behalf of Gavin Grimm, a Virginia high school student who identifies as a boy, even though Grimm was born female. "He...
  • How will the National Socialist Left’s excuse the failure of socialism in Greece?

    07/01/2015 2:37:24 PM PDT · by Voice of Reason1 · 35 replies
    It’s axiomatic that when a socialist regime hits the skids, the left will generally try to claim that such regime is ‘right wing’ somehow. Such claims can and will be completely irrational on their face, but for the national socialist Left it’s all about talking points and a simplistic ( but ‘superior’) mentality that favors headlines and shallow thought on the subject And before you complain that I dare use the word ‘national’ next to the word ‘socialist’ I would ask that you please explain in detail (with documentation) Just how in Hades’ the word national modifies the meaning of...
  • CRUZ: SCOTUS ‘ELITES’ THINK ‘FLYOVER COUNTRY’ VIEWS SHOULDN’T BE RESPECTED

    07/01/2015 2:36:18 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Jun 2015 | IAN HANCHETT
    Texas Senator and Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) argued that the “elites” on the Supreme Court “look over much of this country as flyover country. They think that our views are simply parochial and don’t deserve to be respected” on Monday’s broadcast of NBC’s “Today.”Cruz stood by earlier comments that the Supreme Court’s rulings constituted “some of the darkest 24 hours in our nation’s history,” stating, “What happened last week is, twice, back-to-back, the US Supreme Court, a majority of the justices, violated their judicial oath. On Thursday of last week, the court rewrote Obamacare, rewrote the statute,...
  • Can States Ignore the Supreme Court on Gay Marriage?

    07/01/2015 2:31:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 07/01/2015 | David A. Graham
    Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz are suggesting there might be ways for states and cities to nullify the justices’ ruling. They’re wrong. The Supreme Court’s decision last week did make gay marriage legal nationwide. Unfortunately for social conservatives, it did not, however, make nullification legal around the nation. Nullification is the historical idea that states can ignore federal laws, or pass laws that supercede them. This concept has a long but not especially honorable pedigree in U.S. history. Its origins date back to antebellum America, where Southern states tried to nullify tariffs and Northern states tried to nullify fugitive-slave laws....
  • Mitch McConnell: This decision on gay marriage is the law of the land and there’s not much we can do

    07/01/2015 2:22:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/01/2015 | AllahPundit
    Via Newsmax, skip to 4:20 for the key part. He’s not saying anything here that, say, Marco Rubio hasn’t but the McConnell endorsement surely cinches this among grassroots righties as the official RINO position. (Sorry, Marco!) Meekly submitting to the will of the Court isn’t what warriors do. Which raises the question: What should the GOP, as a party, do to resist?Should they encourage county clerks to refuse to issue marriage licenses to gays? That might work short-term, until other state officials can be found who’ll grant the licenses, but it’s likely to bring a lot of legal grief...
  • Kuwait Makes DNA Tests Mandatory After ISIS Bombing

    07/01/2015 2:19:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Al Alarabiya ^ | Wednesday, 1 July 2015
    Kuwait’s parliament, reacting to a suicide bombing last week that killed 26 people, adopted a law Wednesday requiring mandatory DNA testing on all the country’s citizens and foreign residents. The legislation, requested by the government to help security agencies make quicker arrests in criminal cases, calls on the interior ministry to establish a database on all 1.3 million citizens and 2.9 million foreign residents. Under the law, people who refuse to give samples for the test face one year in jail and a fine of up to $33,000 (29,700 euros). Those who provide fake samples can be jailed for seven...
  • Terrific: Attorney In Charge of Releasing Lois Lerner "Lost" Emails Now In Charge of HRC's Emails

    07/01/2015 1:32:12 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 7/1/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Attorney Catherine Duval is in charge of handling inquiries from Congress about emails belonging to former IRS official Lois Lerner, the woman at the center of the conservative targeting scandal. Just last week we learned during Congressional testimony from internal government watchdogs that Lerner's hard drive containing emails sent and received when the agency was targeting conservative groups between 2010 and 2012 likely crashed due to "an impact of some sort." We also learned that her hard drive allegedly crashed on a Saturday and that the IRS didn't bother looking for backup tapes. “When asked about the possible cause of...
  • Cruz: We Should Be Able To Impeach Supreme Court Justices

    07/01/2015 1:30:22 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 42 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 1, 2015
    - - - Snip - - - "It's pure politics," Cruz said. "The Framers wrote about judicial overreach quite a bit. They believed the check would be impeachment. Now, here is the sad reality. Within a few decades Thomas Jefferson said impeachment had been not even a scarecrow." SEN. TED CRUZ: Last week's decisions were the latest in a long line and sadly were the nadir of the Supreme Court. It was majority of the Justices on Thursday, rewriting Obamacare, disregarding the law and forcing the failed law on millions of Americans, hurting millions of Americans. On then on Friday...
  • Rainbow White House: Whatever your views, don’t treat the White House like a bumper sticker

    07/01/2015 1:23:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    First Things ^ | 7/1/15 | Glenn T. Stanton
    I write this post not as a partisan, but as an American. The White House should not ever be used as an icon or celebration for any particular political or even social cause or purpose, regardless of our personal belief on the rightness of that cause. It just shouldn't.There are many reasons.First there's whose house it is. It's the people's House which we happily and proudly present to every President to conduct his solemn business of leading our nation and for the protection, enjoyment, and relaxation of his family. It is not one person’s, administration’s, or particular group’s house to...
  • Throughout Hillary Clinton's Life and Career, U. S. Jews Have Been Close at Hand (Mega-Barfie)

    07/01/2015 12:59:40 PM PDT · by justiceseeker93 · 27 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | June 23, 2015 | Ron Kampeas
    WASHINGTON (JTA) – From the man who married her grandmother to the man who married her daughter, from working a room full of bar mitzvah guests on behalf of her husband’s political career to headlining major pro-Israel events during her own, Hillary Rodham Clinton’s journey has never wandered far from Jews. Clinton’s Jewish encounters have been a natural consequence of her East Coast education, her trajectory in the party favored by a substantial majority of Jewish-Americans, and her embrace of the Jewish narrative of triumphing over adversity and bigotry, longtime friends of the 2016 presidential candidate say. Sara Ehrman, whose...
  • Montana polygamist family applies for marriage license

    07/01/2015 12:12:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    KRTV-TV ^ | July 1, 2015 | Simone DeAlba - MTN News
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)BILLINGS - Given the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states, a Lockwood family is now looking to solidify rights of its own. We first told you about the Colliers in January of 2015 when the polygamist family appeared on an episode of the TLC show, "Sister Wives."The polyamorous movement is a national push to allow marriage between multiple partners. Nathan Collier and his two wives, Vicki and Christine, said Tuesday that they are simply looking for equality. Nathan is legally married to Vicki, but also wants to legally wed Christine. On Tuesday,...
  • Hillary Clinton Just Raised a Record Amount of Campaign Cash ($45 Million)

    07/01/2015 11:52:35 AM PDT · by lbryce · 44 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 1, 2015 | BRETT LOGIURATO
    Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton is set to raise a record amount of money in her first quarter as a presidential candidate, exceeding expectations of her campaign. Clinton is on track to raise more than $45 million in the April-June fundraising quarter, a Clinton campaign official said Wednesday. That would be more than any other primary candidate's first quarter in history. At $41.9 million during its first quarter in 2011, President Barack Obama's campaign held the previous record. The Clinton campaign official said that 91% of the donations came from people giving $100 or less. Clinton, on Twitter, posted that...
  • Oregon takes first steps into era of legal retail marijuana

    07/01/2015 11:28:26 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 62 replies
    The Monroe News [OR] ^ | July 1, 2015
    Forty-two years after Oregon became the first state to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana, the state is taking its first steps along a road leading to state-licensed stores selling limited amounts of it to anyone over 21. "Oregon has long been a pioneer on sensible marijuana policies," said Anthony Johnson, chief petitioner on Measure 91, which on Wednesday makes Oregon the fourth state to adopt laws legalizing recreational use of cannabis for people old enough to drink. He added though that he doesn't expect much increased demand for it. Smoking it in public is illegal, but in Portland police are...
  • Hillary May Have Committed Treason In Benghazi By Facilitating Weapons Sales To Rebels

    07/01/2015 11:17:19 AM PDT · by lbryce · 44 replies
    HNGN ^ | June 29, 2015 | Taylor Tyler
    Full Title:Hillary Clinton May Have Committed Treason In Benghazi By Facilitating Weapons Sales To Rebels Who Killed Americans While Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, she supported a covert exchange of weapons to Libyan rebels, some of whom then conducted the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, according to federal court documents obtained by Fox News. Career CIA officer David Manners offered sworn testimony to the District Court of Arizona on May 5, 2015, claiming, "It was then, and remains now, my opinion that the United States did participate, directly or indirectly, in the supply...
  • Obama urges Congress to pass law letting Puerto Rico declare bankruptcy, time to let Illinois...

    07/01/2015 11:02:05 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 26 replies
    Illinois Policy Institute ^ | June 30, 205 | Mike Shedlock
    Puerto Rico is bankrupt. The key problem is that while municipalities can declare bankruptcy, states and territories cannot. President Barack Obama recognizes the problem. “No federal bailout for Puerto Rico” is the White House’s position. Instead, he urges Congress to pass a bill allowing Puerto Rico to declare bankruptcy. The Associated Press gives details: “The White House threw cold water Monday on the notion of bailing out Puerto Rico from its financial crisis, instead urging Congress to consider changing the law so the island can declare bankruptcy. “On the heels of a dismal economic report, Puerto Rico’s governor has warned...
  • Confirmation Hearings...Kagan...“There Is No Federal Constitutional Right to Same-Sex Marriage”

    07/01/2015 10:50:23 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 34 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | June 30, 2015 | Dave Blount
    FULL TITLE: In Confirmation Hearings, Elena Kagan Stated “There Is No Federal Constitutional Right to Same-Sex Marriage”... Obama and Shrillary aren’t the only ones to “evolve” rather dramatically regarding the federal desecration of marriage on behalf of the radical homosexual agenda. Legal Insurrection recalls testimony by leftist Supreme Court Injustice Elena Kagan during her confirmation hearings. This is so straightforward, you had to know she didn’t mean it: Senator John Cornyn: Do you believe that there is a federal constitutional right to samesex marriage? Kagan: There is no federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage.
  • GOP leaders to leave arena, prevailing wage out of budget

    07/01/2015 10:33:50 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 7-1-15 | Jason Stein
    Madison— Republican legislative leaders kick-started the stalled Wisconsin budget Wednesday by leaving two controversial pieces out of the bill and brokering a deal on a third piece to hold down state borrowing for highways. Though GOP lawmakers are again moving ahead on the budget and scheduling a key committee vote for Thursday, the way ahead remains murky. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) said he didn't have the support yet to pass the budget bill yet in his house and he and Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) could not give a firm timeline for passing out of the budget a financing...
  • Food card led police to location of couple

    07/01/2015 10:28:45 AM PDT · by dware · 9 replies
    GJ Sentinel ^ | 07.01.2015 | Dennis Webb
    A Parachute couple wanted following their infant daughter’s murder gave away their location in Minnesota this week when they used a federal food-assistance card at a gas station. “That kind of tipped us off,” said Parachute police chief Cary Parmenter. Matthew Jon Ogden, 29, and Phyllis Amy Wyatt, 41, of Parachute were arrested without incident in the Cass Lake area Monday. Their 4-week-old daughter, Sarah, died of multiple blunt-force injuries June 20. Ogden is expected to face charges including murder, and Wyatt was wanted on suspicion of child abuse. Parmenter said the couple used a kind of food-stamp card at...
  • Christians: Stand your ground! (...6 things believers can do in wake of high-court ruling)

    07/01/2015 9:53:06 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 27 replies
    WND ^ | June 30, 2015 | Greg Laurie
    The church is under attack today in every way imaginable – literally as well as figuratively! We still are reeling from the horrific attacks against the AME Church in Charleston. While our brothers and sisters gathered for a mid-week Bible study and prayer time, they were shot dead. We have seen an amazing display of forgiveness on their part for this cold-blooded killer. Facing the killer in court, several relatives who also attended AME Church extended their forgiveness to this young man, despite his indescribably evil act. The church has since gone back to their mid-week Bible study, saying, “This...
  • U.S. debt headed toward Greek levels [Psalms 9:17]

    07/01/2015 9:11:48 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/30/2015 | Jason Russell
    United States' projected debt over the next 25 years looks a lot like Greece's over the past 25. With all the chaos unravelling in Greece, Congress would be wise to do what it takes to avoid reaching Greek debt levels. But it's not a matter of sticking to the status quo and avoiding bad decisions that would put the budget on a Greek-like path, because the budget is on that path already. A quarter-century ago, Greek debt levels were roughly 75 percent of Greece's economy — about equal to what the U.S. has now. As of 2014, Greek debt...
  • Former Walker aide to file civil rights lawsuit against John Doe prosecutor (WI)

    07/01/2015 8:56:37 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 37 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 7-1-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – Cindy Archer was once made to beg sheriff’s deputies and FBI agents not to shoot her dogs during an early-morning raid on her Madison home. Now the former aide to Gov. Scott Walker who has never been charged with a crime in the Democrat-launched John Doe investigation is fighting back in court. In a Wall Street Journal opinion piece published Tuesday evening, Archer writes that Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm and his agents ransacked her house and ruined her career. “After much soul-searching, I am filing a civil-rights lawsuit on Wednesday against Milwaukee County District Attorney...
  • Kelly Rindfleisch: ‘I fear I will never get justice’ (WI)

    07/01/2015 8:46:38 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 6-30-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – Kelly Rindfleisch’s roller-coaster ride to justice got rougher Tuesday. Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman withdrew the motion he filed late last week asking the court to reconsider its denial of Rindfleisch’s Fourth Amendment appeal. In a brief letter filed in the court Tuesday, Gableman said Rindlfleisch will nevertheless “have the benefit of review by the entire Court” because she has also asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review her case. Sources close to the case tell Wisconsin Watchdog that Gableman was concerned he would not have the votes to win reconsideration because Justice David Prosser would...
  • Obama administration invokes executive privilege on Benghazi probe?

    07/01/2015 8:46:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 7/1/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Democrats have insisted that the House Select Committee on Benghazi has done nothing but rehash already-known elements of the attack on the consulate in September 2012, and intended to do nothing more than embarrass Hillary Clinton. The latest move by the Obama administration to block access to some State Department documentation undermines both claims. Byron York reports at the Washington Examiner that the State Department has withheld an undisclosed number of documents to protect “important executive branch institutional interests” — code for executive privilege:
  • Sen. Jeff Sessions says Alabama must 'ultimately follow the law' on same-sex ruling

    07/01/2015 8:45:25 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 47 replies
    AL.com ^ | 07/01/2015 | Mike Cason
    Sen. Jeff Sessions said today that Alabama will "ultimately have to follow the law" on the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage, even though he strongly disagrees with it. Sessions was asked about the resistance by some judicial officials in Alabama to granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples after the court's 5-4 ruling that state bans on gay marriage violate the Constitution. Sessions did not say specifically how officials in Alabama should proceed. "Ultimately they'll have to follow the law," the senator said. "The question of what that means and exactly what that requires them to do, I guess they'll...
  • Obama Peddles Global Warming Fantasies, Attacks Political Opponents at Taxpayer Expense

    07/01/2015 8:35:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/1/2015 | Tom Fitton
    The most lavish expenditure on record to date was the first lady’s Africa trip and a single Honolulu vacation, which cost taxpayers $15,885,585.30 in flight expenses alone. The single largest expense for accommodations was for Michelle Obama’s side-trip to Dublin, Ireland, during the 2013 G-8 conference in Belfast, when she and her entourage booked 30 rooms at the five-star Shelbourne Hotel, with the first lady staying in the 1,500-square-foot Princess Grace suite at a cost of $3,500 a night. The total cost to taxpayers for the Obamas’ Ireland trip was $7,921,638.66.
  • Fewer Traditional Values Means More Government

    07/01/2015 8:35:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2015 | Star Parker
    More unsettling than the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Obergefell v. Hodges directing states to recognize same-sex marriage is the reasoning that went into the decision. It would be nice to believe that the men and women who wear black robes and occupy seats on America's highest court are serious people -- or that they are wise. But going forth, unfortunately, it should be clear that the real thought leaders of America are in Hollywood, and that our Supreme Court, save three conservatives, is just a ship that rides the wave of public opinion. A good deal of the court's...
  • Luggage Helped Save Children When Deputy Slammed Into Van: Father

    07/01/2015 8:32:29 AM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 10 replies
    San Diego News 7 ^ | June 29, 2015 | Wendy Fry and Andie Adams
    A father said strategically placed luggage may have helped save his children when a deputy rammed into the family's van, sending himself and two others to the hospital for minor injuries. At about 2 a.m. Sunday, the Auten family pulled off the West San Marcos Boulevard exit from State Route 78, returning from a trip to Wyoming. Snip “We had a couple police vehicles pass us at a high rate of speed and then into the intersection,” said father Floyd Auten. “And I don't know if it was the third or fourth patrol vehicle that hit us, but we didn't...
  • Here’s Every 2016 GOP Candidate’s Response To The Same-Sex Marriage Ruling — And There’s A Divide

    07/01/2015 8:25:06 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 8 replies
    Buzz Feed News ^ | 6/26/2015 | Kyle Blaine
    Jeb Bush said he believed that the Supreme Court should have allowed the states to make a decision on marriage, adding that it is “crucial that as a country we protect religious freedom and the right of conscience and also not discriminate.” “Guided by my faith, I believe in traditional marriage. I believe the Supreme Court should have allowed the states to make this decision. I also believe that we should love our neighbor and respect others, including those making lifetime commitments. In a country as diverse as ours, good people who have opposing views should be able to live...
  • The Sellout of America

    07/01/2015 8:16:19 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 4 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 6/27/2015 | Suzanne Hamner
    It is official. There can be no doubt that the majority of individuals sitting in the District of Corruption, including the Supreme Court, have some type of neurotransmitter imbalance, been taken over by aliens, or become possessed by demons. If only those were the case since a cure exists for those three issues. However, these "people" do not have a neurotransmitter imbalance, nor have they been taken over by "body snatchers" or become possessed by demons. Corporations, other governments, and private individuals bought and paid for each one while Obama used blackmail to produce what Americans witness today -- injustice,...
  • Idaho refugee center targeted by closure campaign over extremism fears

    07/01/2015 8:15:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    al Reuters ^ | July 1, 2015 | Laura Zuckerman
    A long-standing refugee welcoming center in conservative Idaho has found itself at the center of a campaign by adversaries seeking to force it closed, citing fears that the immigrants it hosts could include Islamist extremists. The backlash comes amid an uptick in anti-Islamic protests and advertising campaigns in the United States, including a high profile May rally outside an Arizona mosque that saw more than 200 protesters, some armed, berate Islam and its Prophet Mohammad. The newly formed Idaho group, whose 100 members plan a door-to-door information drive in July to win support for closing the refugee center in Twin...
  • Wisconsin’s Shame: A Victim Fights Back [John Doe persecution]

    07/01/2015 8:13:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | July 1, 2015 | David French
    In April, three victims of Wisconsin’s long-running “John Doe” investigations broke their silence. Former Scott Walker adviser Cindy Archer spoke to National Review on the record while two other women asked for their identities to be concealed. All three, however, told remarkably similar stories — of police raids at dawn, pounding on the door, threats of battering rams, and ransacked homes. They weren’t suspected of drug crimes, violent crimes, or other crimes recognizable to the American public. Rather, they were either close associates of Scott Walker or involved in the broader conservative movement in Wisconsin — and were caught up...
  • U.S. troops in Afghanistan 'feel abandoned' (...waiting for politicians to pull the plug')

    07/01/2015 8:03:30 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    WND ^ | June 30, 2015 | F. Michael Maloof
    WASHINGTON – ISIS is beginning to extend its influence into Afghanistan, but the Obama administration no longer is giving the country priority, and the 10,000 American troops that remain are feeling abandoned, a U.S. intelligence officer has told Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin The officer, who is stationed in Afghanistan and has requested anonymity for security reasons, paints a bleak picture in a war zone that is apparently all but forgotten after an investment of more than $1 trillion by the U.S. There simply aren’t enough active-duty U.S. reservists or National Guard personnel in Afghanistan to complete the mission, he contends....
  • LGBT Activists: Marriage Was Never the 'End Game'

    07/01/2015 7:55:13 AM PDT · by fwdude · 161 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | June 30, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Now, the real fight begins, say leaders in the LGBT movement. And it won’t be for the faint of heart. So-called “marriage equality” is not the end-game, according to the activists. It’s merely a window through which they will push for other rights, in housing, education, health care, employment and religious practice. An op-ed in the Nation, a left-of-center magazine, provided a playbook for LGBT rights activists moving forward from last Friday’s 5-4 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court proclaiming same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states. In that op-ed, LGBT activists were encouraged to take the offensive against any...
  • Obergefell v. Hodges and Tax Exemption for Churches

    07/01/2015 7:52:04 AM PDT · by rhema · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 30, 2015 | Lee Cary
    The Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage settled little. It merely launched a bigger struggle over the definition of marriage. Now, resistance to Obergefell v. Hodges will join Roe v. Wade in becoming another, long-tailed comet moving across the socio-political skies of America. A third, landmark Supreme Court initiative waits over the horizon. It will involve the 2nd Amendment. Perhaps not soon, but coming. Following Obergefell v. Hodges, much discussion now centers on the potential loss of tax-exempt status to churches that resist. Same-sex marriage zealots will look for opportunities to cement the Court’s decision by forcing churches, through the...
  • Judicial Watch: Released Documents Confirm WH Officials Set Clinton’s Benghazi Response

    07/01/2015 7:50:16 AM PDT · by Republicanprofessor · 31 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 29, 2015 | Judicial Watch
    Judicial Watch today released new State Department documents showing that Hillary Clinton and the State Department’s response to the Benghazi attack was immediately determined by top Obama White House officials, particularly Ben Rhodes, then-White House deputy strategic communications adviser, and Bernadette Meehan, a spokesperson for the National Security Council. The new documents were forced from the U.S. State Department under court order in a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:14-cv-01511)).
  • FLASHBACK: When David Axelrod said he didn't know anything about Clinton's private server

    07/01/2015 7:47:43 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 1, 2015 | T. Becket Adams
    DRUDGE Headline - Axelrod caught in new lie... Former White House senior adviser David Axelrod said in June he was unaware Hillary Clinton conducted business from a personal email server when she served as secretary of State – but a State Department document dump Tuesday evening raises questions about how much he knew. Asked last month in an interview whether he knew anything about Clinton's "homebrew" system when they worked together in the Obama administration, Axelrod responded, "I didn't know." However, correspondences from 2009 show that Axelrod may have had reason to know about Clinton's questionable email behavior. While it's...
  • Oklahoma court rules earthquake victim can sue oil companies

    07/01/2015 7:40:36 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6-30-15 | Yeganeh Torbati
    An Oklahoma woman who was injured when an earthquake rocked her home in 2011 can sue oil companies for damages, the state's highest court ruled on Tuesday, opening the door to other potential lawsuits against the state's energy companies. Oklahoma has experienced a dramatic spike in earthquakes in the last five years, and researchers have blamed the oil and gas industry's practice of injecting massive volumes of saltwater left over from oil and gas drilling. The state saw nearly 600 quakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater in 2014, compared to just one or two per year prior to 2009, according...