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  • Embracing Montana’s Solar Potential

    07/01/2016 12:45:51 AM PDT · by This_far · 5 replies
    Flathead Beacon, ^ | Jun 30, 2016 | Henry Dykema
    To allow Montana’s solar industry to continue growing toward its enormous potential, we need the right policies in place. That’s why I was so glad to see the energy plan recently released by Gov. Steve Bullock. (cut) Henry Dykema is president of the nonprofit Montana Renewable Energy Association and owner of Sundance Solar Systems, a solar installation business near Red Lodge.
  • Japanese Court Rules Blanket Surveillance Of Muslims Is ‘Necessary’ To Stop Terrorism

    07/01/2016 12:21:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 30, 2016 | Jacob Bojesson
    Muslims in Japan lost a lawsuit over the government’s surveillance of them in May, with the court saying it’s a “necessary” counter-terrorism tactic. Japanese police have monitored places of worship, halal restaurants and Muslim organizations for years in what they label a counter-terrorism measure. A 2010 leak of 114 Japanese police files quickly spread across the world with 10,000 downloads in 20 countries. The files contained personal information of 72,000 Muslims in several countries, showing just how widespread the surveillance is. A group of 17 Muslims living in Japan sued the government for infringing on their constitutional rights. The Muslims...
  • Montana moms celebrate Bullock’s energy plan (MT)

    06/30/2016 11:41:41 PM PDT · by This_far · 2 replies
    Helena Independent Record ^ | Jun 28, 2016 | BECKY EDWARDS AND MICHELLE UBERUGUA
    Montana Mountain Mamas and Moms Clean Air Force are particularly pleased by two specific points of the plan. Montana can and will double our solar development and reduce energy use 10 percent by 2025. These are commonsense goals we can collectively reach for. To help, we also fully support a $5 million proposal to the 2017 Montana Legislature to fund energy conservation projects in schools across the state. Energy conservation saves money in the long-term and will help school districts lower their long-term energy bills.
  • Obama Legacy: Immigration stands as most glaring failure

    06/30/2016 9:02:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 30, 2016 4:31 PM EDT | Kathleen Hennessey
    Hours after the Supreme Court sent his immigration policy into legal limbo, President Barack Obama huddled around a long conference table in the Roosevelt Room with disappointed activists. The president looked out at familiar faces, some teary. It had been a long and tough fight, Obama said, and he had taken some beatings — even from supporters who “whupped on me good.” He believed his policies would prevail, according to participants in the meeting, but said it was now up to voters and the next president to take up the baton. And with that, Obama delivered his version of a...
  • Miss. Lawmaker Suggests Woman Buy Daughter's Diabetes Meds After She Writes for Help

    06/30/2016 8:46:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 28, 2016 | Julia Jacobo
    A Mississippi state representative suggested that a woman buy her family's diabetes medication after she wrote to him to ask for help with increasing difficulties obtaining Medicaid assistance. Richland resident Nicole Nichols wrote to the Mississippi House of Representatives Monday morning to voice her concern that children with Type 1 diabetes "aren't getting the necessary diabetes supplies and meds they need to stay healthy." "We have recently begun having a lot of problems with Medicaid/CHIPS coverage of the essential diabetes supplies needed, not only to keep our kids healthy, but to literally keep them alive," Nichols wrote to Mississippi lawmakers....
  • George Carlin - Political Correctness is fascism pretending to be Manners..................

    06/30/2016 8:17:34 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 15 replies
    George Carlin (1937 - 2008). R.I.P. George.
  • President Obama Signs Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Improvement Act.

    06/30/2016 8:05:26 PM PDT · by Seeing More Clearly Now · 15 replies
    Justice.Gov ^ | June 30, 2016 | Dept of Justice. Office of Information Policy
    une 30, 2016 Today, as we approach the 50th anniversary of the Freedom of Information Act, President Obama has signed into law the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016. In our democracy, the FOIA serves as a vital tool to keep citizens informed about the operations of their government. Since its enactment in 1966, the FOIA has been amended on a number of occasions to adapt to the times and changing priorities. The FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 contains several substantive and procedural amendments to the FOIA, as well as new reporting requirements for agencies. In order to assist agencies in...
  • U.S. accepts record number of Syrian refugees in June despite terrorist screening worries

    06/30/2016 7:40:24 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 30, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    The U.S. accepted more than 2,300 Syrian refugees in June alone, sending the fiscal year total soaring past the 5,000 mark and putting the government on track to surpass resident Obama’s goal of 10,000 by the end of September, but raising questions about screening out potential terrorists. ... more than 99 percent are Sunni Muslims. Just eight identified themselves as Christian, eight identified as a non-Sunni form of Islam, and one reported having no religious affiliation. Those numbers have drawn criticism because the percentage of Sunni Muslims is far greater than that of the Syrian population as a whole, which...
  • We're Evil! Get it?: Pro-abortion humor is lacking in irony

    06/30/2016 7:05:21 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 7 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | June 30, 2016 | Daniel Clark
    We're Evil! Get It?: Pro-abortion humor is lacking in irony by Daniel Clark San Diego abortionist Robert Santella decided to have some fun with a young protestor named Zephaniah Mel outside his clinic one day, so he walked up and breathed directly into Mel's face while growling demonically, with just inches between the two. "Stinky breath," he explained, while holding out a cup of coffee for Mel’s camera phone to see. Then, he reached out with a pair of scissors in his other hand, as if he were threatening to stab Mel in the neck with them. With Santella continuing...
  • Chobani doubles down on hiring Mideast refugees

    06/30/2016 6:30:24 PM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies
    WND ^ | 6/30/2016 | Leo Hohmann
    Chobani, owned by a Turkish Muslim immigrant, has filled 30 percent of its 600 positions at the world’s largest Yogurt plant in Twin Falls, Idaho, ... This comes at a time when Twin Falls is embroiled in a firestorm of controversy involving a sexual assault of a 5-year-old special-needs girl by refugee boys from Sudan and Iraq. The city’s mayor, Shawn Barigar ... was instrumental in recruiting Chobani to Twin Falls back in 2011, and he now plays a dual role of elected official and president/CEO of the local Chamber of Commerce. ... Goldman Sachs, United Parcel Service, HP ,...
  • The Case for Rand Paul as VP

    06/30/2016 6:19:30 PM PDT · by taildragger · 57 replies
    n/a | 6/3016 | Taildragger
    The Case for Rand Paul as Trump's VP Choice I have been bantering this concept about here on FR, it deserves it own thread, Here is the case for Rand Paul as VP... * Trump needs to get things through the House and Senate. * With Newt as Chief of Staff, he can work Bills through the House with him, Newt knows were all the bodies are burried. * And with Paul as Presiding over the Senate he has got a contact with the Senate to maneuver through that mind field. * More So... * IMHO Mitch McConnell owes Rand........
  • Hillary Clinton risks losing Ohio and the working class unless she alters her stance on trade:

    06/30/2016 4:33:48 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 24 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | June 27, 2016 | John Russo
    At the very least, Clinton should do more than promise to build a strong infrastructure program. Such a program would put the skills, materials and physical strength of working-class Ohioans to work and improve Ohio's competitive economic environment. Clinton has identified specific programs but she needs to do more to explain how she will pay for them. Otherwise, her campaign platform will sound too much like an echo of past hollow campaign promises. Clinton should also stress making college affordable for the working class and those living in poverty. Not everyone wants a desk job in front of a computer,...
  • RYAN CAVES: House speaker tells GOP he will allow vote on gun measure, source says

    06/30/2016 4:23:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    AOL News ^ | June 30, 2016 | Maxwell Tanin, Business Insider
    House Speaker Paul Ryan reversed course Thursday, saying that the House of Representatives will take up a major gun safety measure next week. According to a source on a GOP conference call, the speaker indicated that the House will indeed vote on a proposal that would prevent suspected terrorists from buying guns....
  • Majority of Democrats want Third Term for Obama

    06/30/2016 3:15:55 PM PDT · by progunner · 82 replies
    Tea Party ^ | June 30, 2016 9:41 am | The Hill
    A strong majority of Democrats would cancel the 2016 presidential election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump if it meant President Obama could serve another term, a new poll found.Data provided to The Hill by the conservative polling outlet WPA Research found that 67 percent of Democrats would take a third term for Obama over a potential Clinton administration.Only 28 percent said they’re ready to move on from the Obama White House, while 6 percent are undecided.Obama is enjoying a surprisingly strong approval rating for a president serving out the final months of his second term.A Washington Post-ABC News survey...
  • Dems Criticize Lynch-Bill Clinton Meeting as Sending 'Wrong Signal'

    06/30/2016 2:32:10 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 63 replies
    Newsmax ^ | June 30, 2016 | Cathy Burke
    Democrats aren't happy about the "wrong signal" telegraphed by a private meeting between Attorney General Loretta Lynch — who's overseeing the probe into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private email server — and Bill Clinton. In a rare rebuke of the presumptive nominee by a member of her own party, Delaware Democratic Sen. Chris Coons sharply criticized the meeting between the prosecutor and former president. "I don't think it sends the right signal," he tells CNN's "New Day" program in an interview Thursday. "I think she should have steered clear even of a brief, casual, social meeting with the...
  • Elementary school call the cops after ‘racist’ statement…about brownies?

    06/30/2016 1:49:37 PM PDT · by detective · 34 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 29, 2016 | John Sexton
    This story is crazy. From Philly.com: On June 16, police were called to an unlikely scene: an end-of-the-year class party at the William P. Tatem Elementary School in Collingswood. A third grader had made a comment about the brownies being served to the class. After another student exclaimed that the remark was “racist,” the school called the Collingswood Police Department, according to the mother of the boy who made the comment. The police officer spoke to the student, who is 9, said the boy’s mother, Stacy dos Santos, and local authorities. Dos Santos said that the school overreacted and that...
  • DHS Secretary: ‘Sensible Gun Control…Is a Matter of Homeland Security’

    06/30/2016 1:27:49 PM PDT · by PROCON · 82 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | June 30, 2016 | Melanie Hunter
    (CNSNews.com) – Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Thursday that a gun is “an instrument of terrorism” and that “sensible gun control consistent with the 2nd Amendment” is “a matter of homeland security.” “I believe that sensible gun control consistent with the 2nd Amendment and consistent with a responsible gun owner’s right to own a gun is a matter of homeland security,” Johnson told the Senate Judiciary Committee in response to a question from Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) on whether it was “a significant security vulnerability” that terrorists can get “powerful firearms” and whether this is being exploited by those...
  • The America-Hating Obama 'Homeland Security' Appointee

    06/30/2016 1:09:07 PM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    Front Page ^ | June 30, 2016 | John Perazzo
    Good ol' Barack Obama. So deeply do he and his administration love America, that they felt secure enough in their own patriotism to appoint an America-hating radical to the Homeland Security Advisory Council’s Subcommittee on Countering Violent Extremism (SCVE). After all, they undoubtedly reasoned, what possible harm could such an individual do in that kind of a setting? Perhaps you've heard of her—a young woman named Laila Alawa, born to Syrian parents who immigrated to the United States when the girl was ten. Soon after she became a U.S. citizen in April 2015, Ms. Alawa wrote: “I will always be...
  • Pentagon Ends Ban on Transgender Soldiers

    06/30/2016 1:06:40 PM PDT · by Enchante · 61 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | June 30, 2016 | Staff
    The Pentagon announced Thursday that transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces. Saying it’s the right thing to do, Defense Secretary Ash Carter laid out a yearlong implementation plan declaring that “Americans who want to serve and can meet our standards should be afforded the opportunity to compete to do so.” .... Under the new policy, by Oct. 1, transgender troops should be able to receive medical care and begin formally changing their gender identifications in the Pentagon’s personnel system. And a year...
  • Maryland Attorney General Frosh Using Subpoenas to try to Silence Political Debate

    06/30/2016 12:51:38 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    MCGOP ^ | June 28, 2016 | Mark Uncapher
    Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh recently joined 16 other state Attorneys General to launch, in their own words, “an unprecedented, multi-state effort to investigate and prosecute the ‘high-funded and morally vacant forces’ that have stymied attempts to combat global warming—starting with holding ExxonMobil and other industry giants accountable for fraud and suppression of key climate science.” In explaining his support of “AGs United for Clean Power,” Frosh said: “There is no doubt that climate change is an existential threat to our society and to our entire planet….I am deeply troubled that oil companies have contributed to the problem by intentionally...
  • ISIS Terrorists Used Obama’s ‘Fast and Furious’ Gun During Paris Attack!

    06/30/2016 12:43:43 PM PDT · by progunner · 28 replies
    Tea Party ^ | June 29, 2016 8:07 pm | Judicial Watch
    One of the guns used in the November 13, 2015 Paris terrorist attacks came from Phoenix, Arizona where the Obama administration allowed criminals to buy thousands of weapons illegally in a deadly and futile “gun-walking” operation known as “Fast and Furious.”A Report of Investigation (ROI) filed by a case agent in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) tracked the gun used in the Paris attacks to a Phoenix gun owner who sold it illegally, “off book,” Judicial Watch’s law enforcement sources confirm. Federal agents tracing the firearm also found the Phoenix gun owner to be in possession...
  • The Great Eliminator: How Ronald Reagan Made Homelessness Permanent (Barf Alert)

    06/30/2016 12:28:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Wednesday, Jun 29 2016 | Chris Roberts
    At Christmastime 1982, fed-up religious leaders called a press conference. The Rev. Paul Moore, New York City's Episcopal bishop, was furious. Standing next to Methodist and Catholic bishops, a rabbi and a Muslim, Moore laid into the source of his ire: President Ronald Reagan. At the time, there were 36,000 homeless people on New York's streets, a scene repeated in cities across the country, including San Francisco. But this new wave of needy was different. Instead of the single men with drinking problems who'd populated the hotels and alleys of South of Market after World War II, there were factory...
  • COWS Investigates Twin Falls Child Rape [ Idaho ]

    06/30/2016 12:22:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Redoubt News ^ | June 28, 2016 | Tony Shelton
    there is no peace in Twin Falls Idaho. The peace of our nation has been given over to a new way of life. In June of this year a horrific crime occurred. Or did it? It is hard to know for sure in a country where the government directs the media and controls free speech of its citizens. The members of the Coalition of Western States, (COWS) wanted to know the truth. The Coalition of Western States is a group of concerned legislators, local government representatives, sheriffs, attorneys, and concerned citizens dedicated to the restoration of the Sovereignty of the...
  • IRS to Return $30K It Seized From Maryland Dairy Farmers

    06/30/2016 12:22:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 29, 2016 | Melissa Quinn
    After more than four years, two congressional hearings, and countless pleas to the IRS and Justice Department, Randy Sowers’ fight with the federal government is finally coming to a close.The Internal Revenue Service is returning the $29,500 it took from the Frederick County, Maryland, dairy farmer, ending his long journey through the civil asset forfeiture system.“When you’re in kindergarten, you learn that if you’ve taken something that doesn’t belong to you, you have to give it back,” Rob Johnson, a lawyer with the Institute for Justice who represented Sowers, told The Daily Signal. “In this case, the IRS has taken...
  • US military lifts ban on transgenders serving openly

    06/30/2016 12:20:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 30, 2016
    The Pentagon on Thursday lifted its ban on transgender service members serving openly in the U.S. military effective immediately, as Defense Secretary Ash Carter cited a need for clearer guidelines and the ability to maximize the military's all-volunteer force. Senior military leaders had sought more time to fully develop and implement the complex new rules, arguing that the department was moving too fast, U.S. officials told The Associated Press. The move ends one of the last bans on service in the military....
  • Montana Veteran Convicted Over Pond … Here We Go Again!

    06/30/2016 11:32:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Redoubt News ^ | May 13, 2016 | Shari Dovale
    You might remember that Andy Johnson, the rancher from Wyoming, just won his case this week against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). That battle concerned their environmentally friendly stock pond on their private property. The EPA demanded that he remove the pond and threatened him with fines of $37,500 per day if he did not comply. The case was settled this week and the Johnson Family are happy. However… He is not the only citizen that the EPA has targeted. More cases are coming to light on the extreme overreach of this organization. Disabled Navy veteran Joseph Robertson, 77, of...
  • Federal regulation of Internet coming, warn FCC, FEC commissioners

    06/30/2016 11:18:35 AM PDT · by PROCON · 43 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | June 30, 2016 | PAUL BEDARD
    Democrats targeting content and control of the Internet, especially from conservative sources, are pushing hard to layer on new regulations and even censorship under the guise of promoting diversity while policing bullying, warn commissioners from the Federal Communications Commission and Federal Election Commission. “Protecting freedom on the Internet is just one vote away,” said Lee E. Goodman, a commissioner on the FEC which is divided three Democrats to three Republicans. “There is a cloud over your free speech.” Freedom of speech on the Internet, added Ajit Pai, commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, “is increasingly under threat.” Pai and Goodman...
  • U.S. Forest Service barricades a forest road, destroys game trails in Idaho

    06/30/2016 11:10:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Watchdog ^ | June 20, 2016 | Marjorie Haun
    The United States Forest Service severely damaged a forest road and trail in Northwestern Idaho earlier this month, raising serious questions about the agency’s ability to care for federally-managed lands. During the first weekend in June, several members of Northwestern Gold Prospectors Association (NWGPA) planned to attend a gathering to prospect private claims in the Bedrock Gulch and Eagle Creek areas. When the prospectors arrived, Forest Road 152 was blocked with cement barricades and hundreds of felled trees. ... Photographs from that day show large logs laid crosswise and laterally on the trail, covered with hundreds of large pine branches...
  • Ban on transgender servicemembers repealed

    06/30/2016 10:55:08 AM PDT · by Ketill Frostbeard · 73 replies
    Stripes.com ^ | June 30, 2016 | Stars & Stripes Staff
    WASHINGTON — Transgender individuals will be able to openly serve in the U.S. armed forces, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Thursday. The new policy will be phased in over a one-year period and, effective immediately, servicemembers may no longer be involuntarily separated, discharged or denied reenlistment solely on the basis of gender identity, according to a Department of Defense news release. Servicemembers currently on duty will be able to serve openly. At one year, the services will begin allowing transgender individuals to join the armed forces, assuming they meet accession standards. Gender identity will also not be considered a bar...
  • DoD Installation Commander Celebrates LGBT Pride

    06/30/2016 10:50:32 AM PDT · by Federal Bureaucrat · 20 replies
    A DoD military installation ^ | June 2016 | DoD military commander
    The URL listed above is not this post. Instead, this is pulled from internal DoD correspondence to all hands at a military site. From the base commander. Here's a screen shot of the email:
  • The Most Essential Issue In A Trump Victory

    06/30/2016 10:28:07 AM PDT · by Ohioan · 22 replies
    Truth Based Logic ^ | June 28, 2016 | William Flax
    Trump: The Issue America First: The issue in 2016 Presidential Campaign. Constitution requires putting America & the Americans first. All duties flow from that requirement. Whether or not there is ambiguity as to American Constitutional intent on some matters, there is absolute clarity as to functional intent with respect to one overriding issue. The primary issue in the 2016 Presidential campaign is clearly to determine whom an American President has the duty to serve; whose interests must be honored; who favored. To address this issue, consider the stated purpose of the Constitution--the avowed intent of the framers--the ratified intent of...
  • Midlands business owner told American flag display violates ordinance

    06/30/2016 10:20:22 AM PDT · by aomagrat · 14 replies
    WIS TV ^ | 30 June 2016 | Billie Jean Shaw
    LEXINGTON, SC (WIS-TV) - A town of Lexington business owner says he's being forced to remove 10 flags he placed outside of his business to celebrate the upcoming Fourth of July holiday. Bob Michaelis of Michaelis Mattress Company in Lexington says he was asked to remove the patriotic display because it violates a 1999 town ordinance. According to the town ordinance, only three flags that are not duplicates of each other can be displayed in "restricted and intense development districts." Michaelis, a Marine, says he wanted to "show appreciation to our troops" with the display. However, the Lexington Police Department...
  • Appoint a special Counsel for Lerner

    06/30/2016 10:17:01 AM PDT · by Another Kansan · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | June 30, 2016 | Eliana Johnson
    Recently obtained documents raise new questions about Lois Lerner’s role in sending confidential tax returns to the Justice Department. It is likely the largest unauthorized disclosure of tax-return information in history: the transfer of some 1.25 million pages of confidential tax returns from the IRS to the Department of Justice in October of 2010. And it was almost certainly illegal. The documents, which consisted chiefly of non-profit tax returns, were transferred to the DOJ’s criminal division from the IRS at the request of Lois Lerner, who wanted to get the information to the DOJ in advance of a meeting where...
  • Benghazi Shocker: Susan Rice Didn’t Know CIA Annex Existed During TV Blitz

    06/30/2016 10:06:52 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 30,2016 | by AARON KLEIN
    TEL AVIV – When she went on five television talk shows to deliver the Obama administration’s response to the Benghazi attacks, UN Ambassador Susan Rice says she did not even know about the existence of the CIA Annex in Benghazi. The startling admission about her lack of knowledge of the events was provided by Rice herself in testimony to the House and was contained in the final report of the House Republicans Select Committee on Benghazi released on Tuesday and reviewed in full by Breitbart Jerusalem. Ben Rhodes, the White House’s Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting,...
  • House Plans Vote on Guns Next Week

    06/30/2016 10:01:07 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 36 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 6/30/16 | Lindsey McPherson
    The House will vote on a counter-terrorism package that will include a provision to prevent suspected terrorists from buying guns, Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., told Republicans on a conference call Thursday, according to a source on the call. The House, when it returns next week from its July 4 recess, will also vote on a mental health bill , sponsored by Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Tim Murphy, Ryan told his House colleagues. Republicans believe terrorism and mental illness have been leading causes of most mass shootings.
  • Top Senate Dems defend Lynch-Clinton meeting

    06/30/2016 9:50:41 AM PDT · by PROCON · 65 replies
    thehill.com ^ | June 30, 2016 | Jordain Carney
    Two of the Senate's top Democrats are defending a private meeting between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton this week. "She's an honorable person. We know that," Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), expected to be the next Senate Democratic leader, told reporters on Thursday. "She has said nothing was discussed related to the investigation so you have two choices: To say this didn't matter or she's lying. I think it didn't matter. I don't think she's lying." "All I can say is Loretta Lynch is one of the most outstanding human beings I've ever known," Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.)...
  • Witness at Cruz hearing correctly accuses Muslim congressmen of Muslim Brotherhood ties [trunc]

    06/30/2016 9:44:02 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 16 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | JUNE 29, 2016 | ROBERT SPENCER
    “Allegations that Ellison and Carson are secret Muslim agents with extremist leanings are usually found among fringe groups online, often discussed in dire tones on poorly designed websites. Rarely, if ever, do such sentiments get read into congressional testimony, with the imprimatur that offers.” The media elites’ scorn for the unwashed masses is brimming over in this article: “fringe groups” who speak in “dire tones” on “poorly designed websites” couldn’t possibly be saying anything true or accurate, right? If your website design is poor, what you’re saying must ipso facto be false — not to mention “bigoted” and “Islamophobic”! And...
  • California Infringement of Second Amendment can be Overcome

    06/30/2016 9:38:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 30 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    While I was visiting another member of the gun culture, I was shown a new acquisition, a Springfield XD in .45 caliber.  I was struck by the the warning label on the box “NOT LEGAL IN CALIFORNIA” and “W/HIGH CAPACITY MAGAZINE”.I object to the term “High Capacity Magazine”.  The magazines are not high capacity, they are standard capacity.  Magazines of ten rounds or less are reduced capacity. The idea that a Constitutionally protected item could be forbidden by state law reminded me of how topsy turvy the interpretation of the commerce clause of the Constitution has become.When the American...
  • Obama admin changing coal royalty program to boost revenue

    06/30/2016 9:06:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 30, 2016 11:43 AM EDT | Matthew Daly
    The Interior Department is changing the way it values coal mined from public lands in the West to make sure mining companies are not shortchanging taxpayers on sales to Asia and other markets. […] Under rules in place since the 1980s, companies can sell the fuel to affiliates and pay royalties to the government on that price, then turn around and sell the coal at higher prices, often overseas. …
  • Michelle Obama arrives in Spain to promote girls' education

    06/30/2016 8:46:03 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6/30/2016 | Staff
    First lady Michelle Obama has arrived in Spain on the final leg of a three-nation tour to promote her global girls' education initiative. Obama, accompanied by daughters Sasha and Malia, flew into Torrejon air base outside Madrid on Wednesday from Morocco. She started the tour in Liberia. She is due to give a speech on her "Let Girls Learn" initiative Thursday to a group of girls and young women in Madrid. Spain's Queen Letizia is also to address the conference and later meet with Obama. President Barack Obama and the first lady launched the initiative last year to address the...
  • Catfish, the Other Cronyism Meat?

    06/30/2016 8:44:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2016 | Veronique de Rugy
    Cronyism is the ugly marriage between special interest groups and politicians, which results in an abuse of the government's power to grant special privileges to a few winners -- for example, unfairly preventing competition or doling out subsidies and bailouts at the expense of taxpayers. Though cronyism is always outrageous, the way cronies go about achieving their goals is sometimes oddly funny. Case in point: the government's changing the definition of catfish to classify the fish as -- wait for it -- meat, not seafood. As Patrick Mustain reports in Scientific American, Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., included an amendment in...
  • Qualcomm Files 17 New Complaints In China Courts Against Smartphone Maker Meizu

    06/30/2016 8:42:07 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 3 replies
    OAN ^ | June 30, 2016
    Qualcomm Inc has filed 17 fresh complaints in China against Meizu Technology Co, stepping up its battle with the Chinese smartphone maker after the two were unable to reach a licensing accord in the U.S. tech giant’s biggest market. The patent infringement complaints by Qualcomm, submitted to intellectual property courts in Beijing and Shanghai on Thursday, mark the second time in a week it has taken legal action against Meizu, one of China’s top 10 handset suppliers. It filed its first complaint in Beijing last Friday. Qualcomm is seeking to uphold terms of its landmark 2015 anti-trust settlement with China’s...
  • FedEx: Not Just Delivering Packages, But Beating Arrogant Federal Prosecutors

    06/30/2016 8:42:05 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 15 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 29, 2016 | George Leef
    The U.S. Department of Justice has put little if any effort into investigating the IRS over its targeting of conservative groups (even single individuals, such as Professor Mary Grabar, for daring to oppose Common Core), but it has the resources for far-fetched prosecutions of business officials for alleged criminal activity. One such case recently crashed after almost two years of legal skirmishing in federal district court. The crime the feds were going after was an imaginary conspiracy between FedEx FDX -0.41% officials and online pharmacies to ship sleep aids, sedatives, painkillers and other medications to customers who didn’t have valid...
  • Benghazi Report Shows Ben Rhodes Pushed False Video Narrative After Attack

    06/30/2016 8:40:05 AM PDT · by milton23 · 18 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 6/30/16 | Helle Dale
    After two years of investigation, many might be asking if the just released Benghazi report was worth it? The answer is yes. With the publication of the 800-page report by the House Benghazi Select Committee on Tuesday, Americans now have an exhaustive account of the terrorist attack in Benghazi and its aftermath. The administration’s concocted narrative blaming the Benghazi attack on an amateurish anti-Muslim video is a major focus in the report.
  • US officials: Military concerned about transgender timeline

    06/30/2016 8:30:52 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 32 replies
    AP/MSN ^ | 6/30/2016 | Lolita C. Baldor
    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is poised to announce new rules allowing transgender individuals to serve openly in the U.S. military, amid concerns from senior military leaders who believe the department is moving too fast and has yet to resolve many details, U.S. officials told The Associated Press. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is expected to announce the new policy this week, nearly a year after announcing his intention to make the change. The move would end one of the last bans on service in the military. Several senior U.S. officials, however, said that while the chiefs of the military services largely...
  • Bill Clinton Up to No Good Visiting Attorney General Loretta Lynch

    06/30/2016 8:20:54 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 84 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 30, 2016 | J. Christian Adams
    Whenever Bill Clinton gets on a plane to meet a woman, he’s usually up to no good. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said her impromptu tarmac summit at Phoenix Sky Harbor was a purely social affair. Golf and grandchildren were on the agenda, she said -- and not how a home-brew server crammed with classified information ended up in Bill’s basement. However, the attorney general normally doesn’t meet with family members of a target in an active FBI criminal investigation. Hillary is just that -- a target in an FBI criminal investigation. But you’d never know that listening to Attorney...
  • Kasich camp on Trump's poll woes: Told you so

    06/30/2016 7:49:01 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 68 replies
    John Kasich suspended his run for president nearly two months ago, but his campaign is still arguing that he, and not Donald Trump, would be the best candidate to take on Hillary Clinton. On Wednesday, the Ohio governor's top political adviser trumpeted a new round of polls that showed Kasich besting Clinton in swing states — and showed Trump getting decimated. “Under a modeled electorate, Trump loses every swing state by 6-12 points. Governor Kasich wins 6 out of 7 swing states. Speaker Ryan wins 2 out of 7 swing states,” wrote John Weaver, Kasich’s former senior campaign adviser, in...
  • Cleveland relaxes rules on protest marches at GOP convention (incoming leftist swarms)

    06/30/2016 7:45:46 AM PDT · by 20yearsofinternet · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/29/2016 | AP
    CLEVELAND – The relaxation of rules on protest marches during the upcoming Republican National Convention and the shrinking of a designated event zone downtown is an "important victory" for free speech rights, a civil rights group said Wednesday. A federal judge said last week that the city's regulations for the four-day convention, which starts July 18, were unconstitutional and ordered city attorneys to negotiate new rules with the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio. The ACLU of Ohio had sued the city on behalf of two groups planning protests and rallies the first day of the convention and a homeless...
  • Anti-Cop Race Activist DeRay McKesson Lands Job With Baltimore Schools Making $165,000 a Year

    06/30/2016 7:32:09 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 30, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Now Deray will work for the Baltimore School system. The Baltimore Sun reported: Civil rights activist and former Baltimore mayoral candidate DeRay Mckesson will return to his old stamping grounds at city school headquarters to lead the district’s office of human capital. Mckesson was named interim chief human capital officer on Tuesday by incoming schools CEO Sonja Santelises. It was the second and most high-profile cabinet appointment made by the new chief, who begins her tenure Friday. Santelises said Mckesson, who spent about two and a half years overseeing key reforms as a strategist and special assistant in the human...
  • CONGRATULATIONS PRESIDENT DUTERTE

    06/30/2016 7:17:32 AM PDT · by knarf · 38 replies
    The Philippines ^ | June 30, 2016 | The Philippine people
    They're 12 hours ahead of usTotal clip about twenty minutes