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  • 15-Year-Old Hispanic Rapes and Murders 8-Year-Old White Girl – Wanted To Know How People Would React

    08/01/2015 1:17:32 PM PDT · by Zakeet
    Brietbart ^ | August 1, 2015
    The 15-year-old boy accused of sexually assaulting and strangling 8-year-old Madyson “Maddy” Middleton in his family’s Santa Cruz apartment — after allegedly luring her there with promises of ice cream — was charged Wednesday as an adult with special-circumstances murder. SAN FRANCISCO – […] The source said the boy lured Madyson to his third-floor apartment at the Tannery Arts Center at 1050 River St. on Sunday afternoon with promises of ice cream, then subdued her from behind, sexually assaulted her and strangled her before dumping her body in a recycling bin in a first-floor garage of the complex. […] Madyson...
  • Cry Baby Dana Milbank: ‘Ted Cruz Bullied Republicans for Years’

    08/01/2015 1:09:34 PM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08-01-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Is Dana Milbank – one of the Washington Compost’s many leftist columnists – really a girly man or do you think he’s just pretending? "Finally, Senate Republicans are standing up to the bully who terrorized them the past two and a half years — and they’re finding out he isn’t so tough, after all. After Cruz on the Senate floor Friday called his fellow Republican, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.), a liar, his GOP colleagues have moved swiftly to shut down his antics. They voted in large numbers to renew the Export-Import Bank (McConnell’s scheduling of the vote, opposed...
  • Republicans slam brakes on voting rights bill

    08/01/2015 1:09:29 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 1, 2015 | Mike Lillis
    Video at link. Reps John Lewis and Linda Sanchez deserve the littlest fiddle award. House Republican leaders are slamming the brakes on voting rights legislation, insisting that any movement on the issue go through a key Republican committee chairman who opposes the proposal. House Democrats are pressing hard on GOP leaders to bring the new voter protections directly to the floor. That would sidestep consideration in the House Judiciary Committee, where Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) has rejected a bipartisan proposal to update the 1965 Voting Rights Act (VRA) in the wake of a 2013 Supreme Court decision that gutted a...
  • White House Petition Started Asking Obama to Honor Navy Officer Who Fired on Chattanooga Terrorist

    08/01/2015 12:52:52 PM PDT · by PROCON · 6 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | Aug. 1, 2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    A petiton was posted at the ‘We the People’ site at the White House this week asking President Barack Obama to honor Navy officer Lt. Cmdr. Timothy White and others who used their personal firearms to return fire against the Islamist terrorist who attacked two military offices in Chattanooga, Tennessee last month. Five servicemen were shot and killed, one servicemen and one policeman were wounded by the terrorist who was also killed. It has not been determined whose firearms killed the terrorist, Palestinian-American Muhammad Abdulazeez.
  • What’s happening to this heroic Navy officer from the Chattanooga shooting will make your blood BOIL

    08/01/2015 12:51:09 PM PDT · by tired&retired · 11 replies
    http://allenbwest.com/ ^ | August 1, 2015 | Allen West
    I never like to be reactionary and follow anything that may just be hyperbole or conspiracy theory. That’s why I held off on addressing this issue until I got confirmation — which came Friday afternoon via text message. There are things which make you just upset, like the liberal progressive left and media accomplices’ rage over the shooting of a lion in Africa but abject disregard and disdain reference Planned Parenthood dismembering babies and selling their body parts. But this story has me dog fighting mad and seriously pissed off. As reported ten days ago by Western Journalism, “A Navy...
  • REPORT: Navy to Charge Officer Who Fired on Islamist During Chattanooga Terror Attack

    08/01/2015 12:03:27 PM PDT · by abb · 40 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | August 1, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    A report at The Navy Times in July confirmed that one of the Marines shot during the Chattanooga terrorist attack exchanged fire with the terrorist. Navy Lt. Cmdr Timothy White also shot back at the terrorist. But rather than being celebrated as a hero, Lt. Commander White may be charged for discharging a firearm on federal property. Allen West reported this week that Lt. Commander Timothy White Ladies and gents, resulting from the text message I received yesterday, I can confirm that the United States Navy is bringing charges against Lt. Cmdr Timothy White for illegally discharging a firearm on...
  • Father who shot down drone hovering over his house as his daughters sunbathed is arrested

    08/01/2015 11:31:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 55 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08/01/15
    A father has been arrested after shooting down an $1,800 drone that was reportedly hovering over his two sunbathing daughters. William H. Merideth, 47, from Kentucky was charged with first-degree criminal mischief and first-degree wanton endangerment. The owner of the drone claims he was only trying to take pictures of a friend's house when Merideth shot at the device, sending it crashing into a field near his yard last weekend. Sunday afternoon, the kids – my girls – were out on the back deck, and the neighbors were out in their yard," Merideth told WDRD. 'And they come in and...
  • Judge wants Clinton certification on emails

    08/01/2015 11:25:40 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | August 1, 2015 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    A federal judge has ordered the State Department to ask Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to certify under penalty of perjury that she has turned over some of the work-related emails she kept on a private server during the four years she served as secretary of state. U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan issued the order Friday in connection with a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit the conservative group Judicial Watch filed in 2013 seeking records about the employment status of Clinton aide Huma Abedin, who worked as Clinton's deputy chief of staff but later transferred to a part-time job...
  • Navy to Charge Officer Who Fired on Islamist During Chattanooga Terror Attack

    08/01/2015 10:45:22 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 72 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 08/01/15 | Jim Hoft
    Navy Lt. Commander will reportedly be charged for shooting at Chattanooga terrorist white chattanooga Lt Commander Timothy White and Islamist killer Muhammad Abdulazeez A report at The Navy Times in July confirmed that one of the Marines shot during the Chattanooga terrorist attack exchanged fire with the terrorist. Navy Lt. Cmdr Timothy White also shot back at the terrorist. But rather than being celebrated as a hero, Lt. Commander White may be charged for discharging a firearm on federal property. Allen West reported this week that Lt. Commander Timothy White Ladies and gents, resulting from the text message I received...
  • Court Threatens Obama IRS Commissioner With Contempt (Weekly Update)

    08/01/2015 10:40:04 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 31, 2015 | Tom Fitton
    Federal Judge Threatens To Hold IRS Commissioner, Justice Attorneys In Contempt Over Lerner Emails. Judicial Watch Exposes Key Document in Government-Funded Race-Based Hawaii Separatist Vote Judicial Watch Partners with TheBlaze On Documentary On Border Narco-Terror Threat: “The Sun City Cell” Federal Judge Threatens To Hold IRS Commissioner, Justice Attorneys In Contempt Over Lerner Emails. This was quite the week for those of us demanding that the Obama IRS be held accountable to the rule of law for its abuse of innocent taxpayers. We received more documents that expose more Obama administration misconduct and lies in the IRS scandal. And...
  • 2 airliners have 100-foot near miss with drone above New York (JFK)

    08/01/2015 10:29:37 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | August 1, 2015 | Joshua Berlinger
    Two airplanes flying near one of the nation's busiest airports each came within 100 feet of a drone on Friday, according to audio from each flight's radio calls. The first, JetBlue Flight 1843, reported spotting a drone at 2:24 p.m. while approaching John F. Kennedy International Airport, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. In the audio recording, the cockpit says that the drone passed just below the planes nose when the jet was flying at an altitude of about 800 to 900 feet. Then at about 5 p.m., Delta Flight 407 -- which had 154 people on board -- was...
  • Comparing Roof And Abdulazeez Shootings

    08/01/2015 10:28:56 AM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 6 replies
    Poletical.com ^ | August 1st | T. Carter
    There you have it. Immediately after learning about Dylan Roof, MSNBC had drawn the quick conclusion that Roof was a racist, right-wing supremacist. They weren't able to draw any conclusions about Abdulazeez's ideology, even after learning that he had visited the Middle-East and come back "very different" from his old self. For some bizarre reason, Maddow's brilliant investigative skills and intuition evaporated into thin air following the Chattanooga shooting. It was a truly strange phenomenon that, even after law enforcement deemed the shooting a terror attack, Maddow was unable to determine Abdulazeez's motivation. As more details emerged over the weeks,...
  • IRS “Midnight Unit” Destroyed Backup Tapes With Lois Lerner Emails

    08/01/2015 9:57:12 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 26 replies
    atr.org ^ | july 31, 2015 | alexander hendrie
    Backup tapes containing as many as 24,000 Lois Lerner emails were destroyed by an IRS entity officially known as the “Media Management Midnight Unit” located in Martinsburg, West Virginia, according to documentation released this week by the House Oversight Committee. In all, 422 backup tapes holding the emails were magnetically “degaussed” despite an agency-wide preservation order and congressional subpoena. Degaussing is a process whereby powerful magnets are used to erase data on a storage tape. The preservation order came from IRS Chief Technology Officer Terence Millholland in response to Congressional subpoenas over Lois Lerner’s emails. However, the agency completely failed to ensure...
  • EMAILS REVEAL HILLARY CLINTON FED ‘MEET THE PRESS’ QUESTIONS IN ADVANCE

    08/01/2015 9:51:27 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/1/2015 | John Nolte
    The latest dump of Hillary Clinton’s emails reveals that as Secretary of State, a source within “Meet the Press” was feeding her questions in advance. A July 2009 email to Clinton reads, “I just heard from a friend who is wired at Meet the Press that David Gregory is going to ask you about…” — Heads up -> pic.twitter.com/AOiJw6c5Sz — Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) July 31, 2015 — The mainstream media is notorious when it comes to hitting Republicans with tough questions. It is almost always about dropping them in a rhetorical, no-win box, “How is gay marriage different from segregation?”,...
  • Stop The Professional Baby Killers of Planned Parenthood

    08/01/2015 9:43:21 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08-02-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    As a Dutch Amerophile I will never understand why Americans are willing to let their youngest generation be slaughtered by the professional mass murderers of Planned Parenthood. Some accomplices in this genocide (ironically, mostly against black babies!) say that the victims aren’t actually babies, but they know better than that: the babies’ hearts are beating, and their body parts are sold for experimental research. If they weren’t babies, you couldn’t use their organs. It’s simple logic even a die hard progressive can follow, I presume. So what drives this continuing slaughter? I’ve read a lot of opinion pieces by leftists,...
  • Donald Trump Is Not as Aggressive on Immigration As He Sounds

    08/01/2015 9:21:51 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 115 replies
    Time ^ | 7/27/2015 | Tessa Berenson
    Onn MSNBC the next day, Trump endorsed a “merit system” for the millions of undocumented immigrants already in the country—something that sounds a lot like a path to some sort of legal status, if not citizenship. “I have to tell you, some of these people have been here; they’ve done a good job; in some cases sadly they’ve been living under the shadows,” he said. “We have to do something. … Somebody’s been outstanding, we (ought to) try to work something out.” That puts Trump to the left of, say, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, whose campaign told TIME in...
  • Where is the Coverage of Clinton Rape Victim Juanita Broaddrick?

    08/01/2015 9:16:32 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 1, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The liberal media feeding frenzy about a quarter-century-old alleged marital rape involving GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, and former wife Ivana, has a fury that was strangely absent when Bill Clinton was credibly accused of rape by Juanita Broaddrick in a Little Rock hotel room in 1978 when William Jefferson Clinton was attorney general of Arkansas. Ivana says her alleged “rape” never happened, Juanita Broaddrick says hers did. So why aren’t Hillary and Bill being peppered with questions about it as Donald and Ivana are? Perhaps because unlike liberal nemesis Trump’s case, Clinton’s more credidble story is now considered “old...
  • Lockheed Martin's Littoral Combat Ship Is Finally Making Headway -- but Is It Too Late?

    08/01/2015 9:12:31 AM PDT · by Mariner · 45 replies
    Motley Fool ^ | August 1st, 2015 | Katie Spence
    The Littoral Combat Ship, built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Austal USA, has been plagued with cost overruns, design flaws, and a number of failures. In fact, the LCS performed so poorly that then-Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel cut the Navy's LCS acquisition from 52 to 32 ships, and directed the Navy to appoint a Small Surface Combatant Task Force, or SSCTF, to "submit alternative proposals to procure a capable and lethal small surface combatant, consistent with the capabilities of a frigate." The good news is Lockheed Martin addressed many of the issues plaguing the LCS, and now production...
  • Trump: I Would Give Non-Criminal Illegal Aliens Legal Status

    08/01/2015 9:02:13 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 123 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 7/29/2015 | Greg Richter
    Donald Trump says as president he would ultimately give some illegal immigrants legal status and isn't ruling out a pathway to citizenship, CNN reports. That sounds different than what he said during his June 16 announcement speech when critics say he insulted Mexicans. "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. … They're sending people that have lots of problems," he said then. "They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people." Those who are not committing crimes could find legal status under a Trump administration, he told CNN's Dana Bash in...
  • Jeb Bush Sat On Board Of Philanthropy That Gave Millions To Planned Parenthood

    08/01/2015 8:50:26 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/30/2015 | Kerry Picket
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush was one of the directors of a charity that gave tens of millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood, LifeSiteNews first reported. Named a founding director to the tax-exempt Bloomberg Family Foundation in 2010, Bush sat on the board until the end of 2014 when he began to prepare for his presidential run. Bloomberg Philanthropies announced in March of 2014, while Bush was still on the board, it was giving $50 million to strengthen “reproductive health rights in Burkina Faso, Nicaragua, Senegal, Tanzania, and Uganda. According to a Bloomberg Family Foundation statement, the philanthropy teamed up...
  • Hillary aide Huma Abedin under investigation for overpayments at State Department

    08/01/2015 8:50:12 AM PDT · by Baynative · 27 replies
    American Thinker Blog ^ | Aug 1, 2015 | Rick Moran
    The office of inspector general at the State Department is investigating longtime Hillary Clinton friend and aide Huma Abedin for recieving pay she was not eligible for while she worked for Clinton at the State Department. The issues surround Abedin's salary being paid while she was on vacation and on maternity leave from her job at State.
  • Obama: Medicare and Medicaid ‘Aren’t In Crisis’

    08/01/2015 8:38:48 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 18 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 8-1-2015 | Ian Hanchett
    President Obama argued “these programs aren’t in crisis” while discussing Medicare and Medicaid during his Weekly Address on Saturday. (transcript excerpt) "If one of the best measures of a country is how it treats its more vulnerable citizens — seniors, the poor, the sick — then America has a lot to be proud of. Think about it. Before Social Security, too many seniors lived in poverty. Before Medicare, only half had some form of health insurance. Before Medicaid, parents often had no help covering the cost of care for a child with a disability. But as Americans, we declared that...
  • Judge wants Clinton to certify she's turned over some emails

    08/01/2015 8:35:06 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/1/15 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    A federal judge has ordered the State Department to ask Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to certify under penalty of perjury that she has turned over some of the work-related emails she kept on a private server during the four years she served as secretary of state. U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan issued the order Friday in connection with a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit the conservative group Judicial Watch filed in 2013 seeking records about the employment status of Clinton aide Huma Abedin, who worked as Clinton's deputy chief of staff but later transferred to a part-time job...
  • Planned Parenthood Warns Media About Reporting on Videos

    08/01/2015 8:30:53 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 27 replies
    thefederalistpapers.org ^ | 7/30/2015 | Kimberly Morin
    By now most of you have heard of or seen one of the three videos that have come out showing Planned Parenthood’s outrageous behavior of selling dead baby body parts. The organization is so concerned about these videos showing people the truth about their operations they’re now threatening news media. From Jammie Wearing Fools: Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota warned news outlets today that airing undercover videos from the Center for Medical Progress could violate “patient privacy.” Planned Parenthood says the videos violate laws however no wrong doing by the Center for Medical Progress has been...
  • WHITE HOUSE: WE GET OUR TALKING POINTS FROM PLANNED PARENTHOOD

    08/01/2015 8:21:35 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/30/2015 | Charlie Spiering
    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest parroted the talking points issued by Planned Parenthood this morning, dismissing the explosive investigative videos as the result of “extremists on the right.” Earnest described the investigation as a “tried and true tactic of extremists on the right to edit video and distort” echoing the Washington Post op-ed published under the name of Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Earnest asserted during the White House Press Briefing that Planned Parenthood was following the “highest ethical standards” describing the investigative videos as “essentially fraudulent.” “[B]ased on the essentially fraudulent way in...
  • State emails offer glimpse into Hillary Clinton's world

    08/01/2015 8:15:58 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | 31 July 2015 | Rachael Bade
    “Secretary of Awesome” The first two Clinton email releases from State made clear her top aides often gushed over her work. More evidence surfaced Friday, including an exchange in which top Clinton aides praised their leader for her dance moves under the subject line: “Secretary of Awesome.” The group of aides was emailing about a New York Magazine video of her dancing in Kenya. “[S]he moves like a Sistah,” wrote Clinton adviser Minyon Moore. “This is fabulous.” Mills forwarded the conversation to Clinton: “You shake your tail feathers girl.” [snip] In an Aug. 3, 2009 email, Abedin told Clinton at...
  • MILITARY UPDATE: Compound drugs fleece TRICARE, create deep budget hole.

    08/01/2015 7:42:55 AM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies
    Dodgy companies peddling pricey compound pharmaceuticals have fleeced the TRICARE program so severely this year, before tougher screening procedures took effect May 1, that they are largely to blame for a $2 billion defense health budget hole Congress is scrambling to fill. In fiscal 2010, military outpatient pharmacy costs totaled $6.6 billion, with only $23 million spent on compound drugs. By fiscal 2014, outpatient pharmacy costs had risen to $7.7 billion but compound drugs costs soared to $515 million. In the first nine months of fiscal 2015, compound drug costs tripled again for TRICARE, to $1.7 billion, or more than...
  • Texas Farmer Wins 30 Year Battle with BLM – Gets Land Back

    08/01/2015 6:59:24 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 8/1/15 | BOB PRICE
    A Texas farmer finally received land back that was taken from him by a court and given to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) more than thirty years ago. The victory puts land back into his undisputed possession and control that has been in his family since 1904. It also brings hope and a pathway to victory for other farmers who stand to lose up to 90,000 acres of land to the BLM.Tommy Henderson met with BLM officials on the steps of the Clay County Courthouse in Henrietta, Texas, where he was presented a patent from the U.S. government...
  • Mark Levin Issues a Call to Action the Country Can’t Afford to Ignore

    08/01/2015 6:54:58 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/1/15 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The Audacity of Facts: that is what Mark Levin believes can save America. Facts can animate the rising generation that has the most to lose by the impending collapse of our constitutional republic. Levin concedes that the odds are against him. But Plunder and Deceit, his arresting new book, takes its shot. It is a clarion call to young people: “an appeal to reason and audacity”; an appeal that they “find the personal strength and will to break through the cycle of statist propaganda and manipulation, unrelenting emotional overtures, and the pressure of groupthink” that has atrophied their generation’s capacity...
  • US senator introduces 'CECIL' act to curb trophy hunting

    08/01/2015 6:54:42 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 50 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/30/2015 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) - Urging Americans to curb trophy killings and not be "cowardly lions," US lawmakers introduced legislation Friday that would prevent the kinds of controversial hunting that brought down Zimbabwe's beloved beast Cecil. Senate Democrat Robert Menendez's bill would expand the import-export restrictions of the 1973 Endangered Species Act to include animals that are not just listed as endangered or threatened, but those that are "proposed to be listed" as such. The US Fish and Wildlife Service, which maintains the US endangered species list, last October proposed to list the African lion as threatened due to habitat loss and...
  • Bill launched to halt refugee resettlement (Syrian Muslims)

    08/01/2015 6:43:45 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 15 replies
    WND ^ | July 31 2015 | LEO HOHMANN
    A Texas congressman has introduced legislation that would halt the resettlement of United Nations-certified refugees in the U.S. pending a full study on the program’s impact on the nation’s economy and national security. Rep. Brian Babin, R-Texas, introduced the Resettlement Accountability National Security Act, or HR 3314, which places an “immediate suspension on allowing immigrants into the United States under the refugee resettlement program, until the Government Accountability Office (GAO) completes a thorough examination of its costs on federal, state and local governments.” According to US government data, nearly 500,000 new immigrants have come to the U.S. under the resettlement...
  • Equality and Dissection

    08/01/2015 6:31:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2015 | Matt Bowman
    This summer, many people, including friends of mine, adopted the rainbow symbol and the message of human equality after the U.S. Supreme Court took it upon itself to redefine marriage. Actual leaders of “gay rights” organizations universally explain, in open partnership with Planned Parenthood, that their concept of equality likewise promotes “reproductive health,” which itself includes abortion. Thus, leading advocates to redefine marriage cite human “equality,” but believe it can coexist with their own diktat that only certain human beings are “equal,” while others can be torn apart. To rainbow equality leaders, defining some humans as abortable is an obvious...
  • Mexicans March Against State-Sanctioned Sodomy

    08/01/2015 6:26:24 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 7/31/15 | Ryan Fitzgerald
    MEXICO CITY, July 31, 2015 (ChurchMilitant.com) - Tens of thousands of people marched in Mexico last Saturday to protest the country's recent Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex "marriage." The decision rendered void many pre-existing state constitutions defining marriage as between a man and woman. So Mexicans took to the streets under the "Mexico is One for the Children" slogan. Sofia Miranda, one of its organizers, sent a letter to Mexico's hostile media clarifying, "We are not against any person; we are against this Supreme Court imposition." She warns, echoing Pope Francis, that recognizing same-sex unions as somehow being a form...
  • Rand Paul: Pro-Life Democrats Crucial to Defunding Planned Parenthood [Six Needed]

    08/01/2015 6:24:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 08/01/2015
    Sen. Rand Paul says pro-life Democrats hold the key to passing legislation in the Senate that would completely defund Planned Parenthood. “There are several Democrats who say they are pro-life,” Paul tells The Daily Signal. “It’s not a guarantee that we get all the Republicans on this,” he adds. “The vast majority of Republicans will support this but we need a few Democrats. If we can get six Democrats and all the Republicans we can actually put this on the president’s desk.” Paul, along with Sens. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa; James Lankford, R-Okla.; and others are leading the charge after undercover...
  • California Dem: Obama can just ignore Congress if they kill the Iran deal

    08/01/2015 6:13:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/01/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    At least according to one California congressman, all of this debate in Congress over the Iran nuclear deal is much ado about nothing. If Congress wants to approve it (or if they fail to override the President’s expected veto) that’s fine. But if they shoot it down there’s really no need to worry. Barack Obama can just ignore them. Kerry Picket reports at the Daily Caller. California Rep. Brad Sherman warns that even if Congress were to override Barack Obama’s veto of the Iran deal, the president could still get the deal he wants.Sherman, a Democrat who serves on...
  • Britain ‘Facing Food Shortages’ Thanks to Calais Migrant Crisis

    08/01/2015 6:13:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 8/1/15 | NICK HALLETT
    Britain could face food shortages this summer thanks to the growing migrant crisis in Calais, hauliers have warned.Freight trucks have already faced severe delays, with queues now five miles longer than the Channel Tunnel itself, as they try to cross into Europe. Now haulage firms say the delays could cause shortages of key supplies, thus causing food prices to shoot up.The Daily Mail reports that some truck drivers have been stuck in their cabs for days, requiring emergency food and water supplies as well as chemical toilets. At its peak, the queue reached 36 miles and barely moved 500 yards...
  • ICE explains why Jesus Deniz-Mendoza wasn’t deported before allegedly shooting Montana family

    08/01/2015 5:13:10 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 19 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | Twitchy Staff
    We starting to learn new details about Jesus Deniz-Mendoza, an 18-year-old legal immigrant from Mexico who is accused of murdering a “Good Samaritan” couple and wounding their daughter during a July 29 attack in Montana. Deniz-Mendoza, who also goes by the name Jesus Yeizon Deniz, was admitted legally into the United State in 2013: And he was out on bond after a recent burglary arrest in Wyoming: ICE couldn’t do anything about his arrest, however, because he was a legal immigrant. (snip) Was then 16-year-old Mendoza admitted to the U.S. as a DREAMer? Did he actually enter the U.S. in...
  • MA Town Determines That an Educational WWII History Museum Isn’t Educational (WWII Aircraft)

    08/01/2015 4:42:23 AM PDT · by taildragger · 61 replies
    Best Ride Blog ^ | 7/31/2015 | Craig Fitzgerald
    Over the last four decades, if you’ve seen a World War II aircraft actually in flight, chances are pretty good that the Collings Foundation in Stow, Massachusetts had something to do with it. Wednesday, the town Planning board voted 3-to-2 that the Foundation’s living history events, tours, exhibitions and veteran roundtable discussions are not educational, and thereby denied it a permit to expand. The Building Department also issued a cease and desist order against the Foundation on March 26, 2015 prohibiting take-offs and landings from the airstrip it has maintained and flown from for 37 years.
  • Donald Trump on why America needs Trump

    08/01/2015 4:35:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Warrnambool Standard (Australia) ^ | August 1, 2015 | Nick O'Malley
    •Trump campaign is ugly, and could be fatalDes Moines, Iowa: At her campaign launch in New York last month Hillary Clinton appeared polished and implacable, engaged but not engaging. At his in Miami, Jeb Bush looked better than he had in earlier appearances, but still something was amiss. He has yet to lose a certain flatness. Last weekend at a rally in smalltown Iowa, Donald Trump looked like he was having an absolute ball. So did his audience. Trump bounded onstage to the cheers of a full house of around 700 at a high school auditorium. Another 500 or so...
  • Customers Yielding Workers Their Just Wages Can't Survive Governmentalized 'Living Wages'

    08/01/2015 2:28:48 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 15 replies
    Sacra Pizza Man blog ^ | 8/1/2015 | Sacra Pizza Man
     Tips Are Owed, They're Not a Favor.  Not Tipping is "a Crime, the Blood of which Calls out of the Ground for Vengeance".  "Why Restaurants Are Eliminating Tipping", proclaims a news article headline. The claims include the ideas, that it promotes bad service, it's an obsolete concept, and is unnecessary because of the living wage movement.Restaurant owners are certainly entitled to their point of view, but they are probably poorly served by latching onto "living wage". But workers have a right to their own direct relationship with customers. Their independent legitimacy as professionals doesn't have to be dependent upon permission...
  • Officer Punches Woman After She Spits At Him

    08/01/2015 12:14:24 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Jul 31, 2015
    Another jail encounter is making headlines in Texas. This week, video was released from an incident that occurred in February at Jefferson County Jail. It shows a police officer punching an intoxicated, handcuffed woman after she spit in his face. "I'm going to try to make sure that he has to pay for it," said Lisa Hayes, who was punched by the officer. Hayes doesn't remember much from the night she was punched by an officer after she spit at him at the jail, but she recalls the injuries. "Both my shoulders were torn. I had scars on my wrists,...
  • AMAZING! DNC Chair STUMPED – Can’t Explain Difference Between Democrat Party and Socialism (VIDEO)

    07/31/2015 11:12:40 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 64 replies
    Things got very awkward today when Chris Matthews asked DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz what the difference was between the modern Democratic Party and Socialism.
  • HPD officer charged with assault for body slam

    07/31/2015 10:19:14 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 13 replies
    Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHN ^ | Friday, July 31, 2015 | Lynn Kawano
    HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The State Attorney General's office has charged a Honolulu Police officer shown in cell phone video body slamming a man in Palolo Valley in February. Only Hawaii News Now reported on the case months ago when 25-year old Eric Masrasrik was thrown to the ground by Officer Siave Seti, Jr.  Seti is charged with assault in the third degree, a misdemeanor. The cell phone video doesn't show what led up to the confrontation, but Masrasrik claims it was unprovoked. He also says the officer punched him in the face. Seti, a two year veteran of the force, did not arrest...
  • Clinton email release falls well short of judge’s order

    07/31/2015 10:16:44 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7-31-15 | Stephan Dinan
    State Dept. fails to release 1,000 messages The State Department admitted it was violating a judge’s order Friday in releasing only 1,356 new emails from former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton’s time in the administration, with officials saying they’re falling behind because they are having to run all of the documents by intelligence agencies to make sure classified documents aren’t being released. It’s the latest stumble for a department put on the spot by Mrs. Clinton’s unique email set-up, which saw her reject a State Department account and instead issue herself a private account, kept on a server she maintained at...
  • Judge Orders Hillary Clinton to Answer for ‘Home-Brew’ Server

    07/31/2015 9:56:40 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 33 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7-31-15 | Kristinn Taylor
    U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan issued an order late Friday afternoon ordering former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and two of her most intimate State Department aides, Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills, to account for, under penalty of perjury, their use of Clinton’s ‘home-brew’ server kept at her Chappaqua, New York home during Clinton’s four-year tenure as secretary, as well as any official documents in their possession. The order came in a FOIA lawsuit by Judicial Watch that was re-opened by Judge Sullivan in June after Clinton’s circumvention of the FOIA laws was revealed when news broke of her...
  • Black Alabama Cop Beats the S&*# Out of Handcuffed white man

    07/31/2015 9:50:14 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 24 replies
    On December 23, 2011, in Huntsville, Alabama, black cop Brett Russell brutally yanked a restrained white man from the back of a police cruiser, and instantly unleashed brutal beating upon his helpless ass, while repeatedly yelling the fix all police brutality phrase bleated ad nauseum for recording purposes: “Stop resisting!” Gary Wayne Hopkins had been arrested after a domestic violence call. He was beaten so badly, the correctional officers were unable to accept him, and sent him straight to a hospital. In the police report, all present officers reported that Hopkins was combative, and that Russell who beat him to...
  • Obama Administration War Against Apple and Google Just Got Uglier

    07/31/2015 9:30:30 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 19 replies
    the Intercept Unofficial Sources — FirstLook.org ^ | July 30, 2015 | by Jenna McLaughlin
    p>The Obama administration’s central strategy against strong encryption seems to be waging war on the companies that are providing and popularizing it: most notably Apple and Google. The intimidation campaign got a boost Thursday when a blog that frequently promotes the interests of the national security establishment raised the prospect of Apple being found liable for providing material support to a terrorist.Benjamin Wittes, editor-in-chief of the LawFare blog, suggested that Apple could in fact face that liability if it continued to provide encryption services to a suspected terrorist. He noted that the post was in response to an idea raised by Sen....
  • Congressman Introduces Bill to Ban Sales of Body Parts From Aborted Babies

    07/31/2015 8:40:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    lifenews ^ | Sarah Zagorski Jul 31, 2015
    After a national scandal over the sale of aborted baby parts, Colorado Representative Doug Lamborn introduced the End Trafficking of the Terminated Unborn Act of 2015 (H.R. 3215), which would ban the acquisition of human body parts from abortions for research. Rep. Lamborn’s legislation is a response to four videos that show Planned Parenthood executives negotiating the sale of aborted babies and discussing how their abortionists alter procedures to obtain salable organs. The congressman believes his bill is especially important considering the recent revelations regarding Planned Parenthood’s connection with Colorado State University, a state funded school in Northern Colorado. In...
  • Baltimore Cops’ Attorneys Just Made Two Explosive Claims In Freddie Gray Case

    07/31/2015 8:20:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 30, 2015 | Chuck Ross, reporter
    The defense attorneys for the six Baltimore cops charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray made two explosive claims in a court motion filed on Thursday. According to The Baltimore Sun, the officers’ attorneys are claiming that the office of Baltimore city state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby has evidence that the 25-year-old Gray had “attempted to injure himself” in police custody prior to his April 12 arrest. They also claim that Mosby had a “private meeting” with the medical examiner who conducted Gray’s autopsy days before the report was released. Mosby’s office has failed to turn that evidence over...
  • UK, US turn blind eye to Islamic State oil sales

    07/31/2015 8:08:51 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Middle East Eye ^ | 7/31/15 | Nafeez Ahmed
    Amid the scramble for Kurdistan’s oil and gas wealth, the US and UK are tied to Kurdish and Turkish institutions accused of facilitating IS oil sales Key allies in the US and UK led war on Islamic State (IS) are covertly financing the terrorist movement according to senior political sources in the region. US and British oil companies are heavily invested in the murky geopolitical triangle sustaining IS’ black market oil sales.The Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq and Turkish military intelligence have supported secret IS oil smuggling operations and supplied arms to the terror group, according to Kurdish, Iraqi...