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  • U.S. military dependence on Russian rocket engines raises security concerns

    09/02/2014 6:48:34 PM PDT · by maggief · 21 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 2, 2014 | Jeffrey Scott Shapiro
    The rising tensions with Russia over its aggression in Ukraine is creating national security concerns inside the Pentagon, where the military’s largest satellite program is reliant on a rocket engine produced by Moscow. The Air Force said it has begun looking for alternatives to the RD-180 rocket engines for its Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program — the fourth largest line item in the U.S. defense budget — now that Russia has threatened to cut off the technology in its tit-for-tat struggle with the U.S.
  • The Obama era is over. The presidency continues.

    09/02/2014 6:35:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Week ^ | September 2, 2014 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    A listless summer is the clearest sign that Obama has lost the clout needed to move his agenda. Just in time for the season's final barbecue, President Obama last week backed off his promise (threat?) to "do something" about immigration reform by the end of the summer if Congress failed to send him a bill addressing the issue. He needs more time, we're told. It's a dumb and uneventful conclusion to a dumb, uneventful summer in Washington politics. Obama's promise to rewrite America's immigration law through a mixture of executive fiat and a kind of officious neglect may have been...
  • Poll Finds Rapid Shift In Favour Of Scottish Independence

    09/02/2014 6:30:13 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 36 replies
    CNBC/AP ^ | 01 September 2014 | Mure Dickie
    Scottish voters are shifting rapidly toward support for independence with less than three weeks to go to a referendum that could end the 307-year-old political union at the heart of the U.K., a new opinion poll suggests. The YouGov survey for the Sun newspaper puts the pro-union lead at just 6 percentage points when undecided voters are excluded, down from the 22 points it found less than a month ago and the 14 points it reported in mid-August.The poll offers a huge morale boost to campaigners for a Yes vote in this month’s independence referendum, particularly since YouGov has consistently...
  • Malkin: Deport the Tsarnaev Sisters

    09/02/2014 6:17:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 3, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    The Sisters Tsarnaev have been nothing but trouble. Double, bubbling trouble. While their Boston Marathon bomber brother Dzhokhar awaits trial this month for the bloody 2012 attacks that killed three and injured hundreds, his elder Chechen immigrant siblings Ailina and Bella remain on the loose in the U.S. after their own frequent run-ins with the law. Last week, Ailina was arrested in Harlem after allegedly threatening "to blow up her live-in lover's baby mama," as the New York Post reported. Police charged Ailina, 23, with aggravated harassment and released her. Will the legal system learn? Ailina's time in America sends...
  • Blackwater legacy: a faint memory of Nisoor Square [Trial concluded today]

    09/02/2014 5:20:15 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 9 replies
    AP, via Stars & Stripes ^ | September 2, 2014 | PETE YOST
    The summer-long trial of four Blackwater security guards in the shootings of more than 30 Iraqis has been a grim retelling of lives snuffed out and the daily life-and-death decisions amid the chaos of war. Wrapping up almost 6,200 miles from Baghdad, the trial is the best hope the survivors and the families of the victims have for accountability for the violence at Nisoor Square on Sept. 16, 2007, in which 14 people were killed. After 10 weeks of arguments and testimony, the case goes to the jury Tuesday.
  • Report: Households See Electricity Prices Rising At Record Levels

    09/02/2014 5:16:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/02/2014
    Electricity prices are on the rise across the country, according to federal government data. The average price has risen more than 3 percent since the same time last year — the highest year-over-year growth for the first half of the year since 2009. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, residential electricity prices — what households pay to keep the lights on — averaged 12.3 cents per kilowatt hour for the first half of this year. This is 3.2 percent above the average price this time last year. New England, however, saw prices rise significantly more than the national average....
  • On Ben Carson, 2016, and Moving On

    09/02/2014 5:06:17 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 22 replies
    RedState ^ | 08/30/2014 | Joe Cunningham
    A cult of personality, while a great song, is a dangerous thing. They can lead normally smart people to do and say some things that don’t seem so smart.Everyone jumped on board with Dr. Ben Carson when he had the audacity to criticize the president and his Affordable Care Act with the president right there in the room. Not bad, guy. Immediately, the conservative movement jumped on Carson as someone to watch out for. He had a great story – made his way from Detroit to Yale and, in the 80s, was a rock star with some big surgical procedures (included separating...
  • President Obama’s unnerving happy talk

    09/02/2014 4:32:16 PM PDT · by keat · 25 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 2, 2014, 3:41 PM | Dana Milbank
    President Obama is not worried. And that is unnerving. British Prime Minister David Cameron presented to parliament on Monday the alarming conclusions of European leaders who had met in Brussels over the weekend: “The European Council believes the creation of an Islamic caliphate in Iraq and Syria and the Islamist extremism and export of terrorism on which it is based is a direct threat to every European country.” Cameron added: “To confront the threat of Islamist extremism, we need a tough, intelligent, patient and comprehensive approach to defeat the terrorist threat at its source. We must use all the resources...
  • Problems Abound With Health Law Immigration Papers [What A Domestic & Foreign Policy Meltdown!]

    09/02/2014 4:31:55 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 8 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | September 1, 2014 | KELLI KENNEDY
    Problems Abound With Health Law Immigration Papers September 2 2014 KELLI KENNEDY More than 200,000 immigrants who bought insurance through President Barack Obama's health care initiative could lose their coverage this month if they don't submit proof this week they are legally in the country, but language barriers and computer glitches are hindering efforts to alert them. The government mailed letters in English and Spanish last month notifying about 300,000 people that if immigration and citizenship documents aren't submitted by Friday, their coverage under the Affordable Care Act will end Sept. 30. However, few seem to be responding. U.S. Health...
  • Why Some Americans Are More Equal Than Others

    09/02/2014 4:21:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 2, 2014 | Jedediah Purdy
    Americans pride themselves on an egalitarian society open to all. But some equality and inequality exist uneasily side by side. And the U.S. has never resolved this contradiction.If the world is lucky enough to produce historians of the early 21st century, one question seems certain to grab their attention. How did so much equality coexist with so much inequality? Economic inequality—the difference between the richest and the poorest, or between the rich and everyone else —has reached some of its highest levels ever, both in the U.S. and at around the world. Yet our time is also marked by a...
  • US Troops Are Heading To Ukraine

    09/02/2014 3:51:36 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 68 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 9-2-2014 | Tyler Durden
    While only 'humanitarian adviser' boots on the ground are present in Iraq (and Syria), Reuters reports that preparations are under way near Ukraine's western border for a joint military exercise this month with more than 1,000 troops from the United States and its allies. As Obama told reporters last week, "that a military solution to this problem is not going to be forthcoming," it seems a little odd 'strategically' to go ahead with the Rapid Trident exercise Sept. 16-26 as a sign of the commitment of NATO states to support non-NATO member Ukraine, entailing the first significant deployment of U.S....
  • State Dept. Spokeswoman "Not Going to Put Any Labels"

    09/02/2014 3:40:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 2, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Earlier today in their second direct message to America, the terror army ISIS beheaded American journalist Steven Sotloff. "I'm back Obama," an ISIS executioner says in the newly released video. Two weeks ago in their first direct message to America, ISIS did the same to American journalist James Foley. The video showing his execution was titled "Message to America." Despite video evidence of the gruesome acts and masked men issuing direct challenges to the United States, the Obama administration still has no strategy for dealing with these savages. Adding insult to injury during her daily briefing Tuesday afternoon, State Department...
  • Sen. Cornyn Calls For U.S. Arming Ukrainian Soldiers

    09/02/2014 3:16:00 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies
    keranews.org ^ | September 2, 2014 | Shelley Kofler
    U.S. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas told KERA Tuesday that the United States should help the Ukrainians repel Russian aggression by giving them weapons. “We’re not talking about American boots on the ground, but we are talking about American resources to help arm and train and help with intelligence gathering and help them repel this invasion,” Cornyn said during a wide-ranging interview. “If you think about it, what’s to stop Putin from continuing this in other Baltic states, other former satellites of the Soviet Union,” he said. Cornyn’s call to arm Ukraine follows reports of Russian soldiers being spotted in...
  • A Question For Democrats: What Can’t Obama Do?

    09/02/2014 2:43:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Federalist ^ | August 28, 2014 | David Harsanyi
    Enforce laws at your political leisure. Name recess appointments when there’s no recess. Legislate through regulation. Rewrite environmental laws. Rewrite immigration policy. Rewrite tax legislation. Bomb Libya. Bomb Syria. All by fiat. All good. The only question now is: what can’t Barack Obama do without Congress? How about joining binding international agreements without the Senate’s consent? Also, good. The New York Times reports that Obama, who failed to pass sweeping domestic climate-change legislation in his first term, is “working to forge a sweeping international climate-change agreement to compel nations to cut their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions, but without ratification from...
  • GOP launches probe of 'improper influence' on EPA climate rule

    09/02/2014 2:27:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 2, 2014 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    Republicans are investigating what they call "improper influence" from a national green group on the Obama administration's signature Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) climate change regulation. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, as well as Republicans on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, are demanding the EPA and the environmental group Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) hand over documents on the organization's involvement in drafting the proposed carbon pollution rules. The investigation is based on a New York Times ' report that said the NRDC provided the blueprint used for the rules, and "heavily influenced the president's proposal." While...
  • Jury begins deliberations in corruption trial of Virginia ex-governor

    09/02/2014 1:52:35 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Sep 2, 2014 4:44pm EDT | Gary Robertson
    (Reuters) - Jury deliberations started on Tuesday in the federal corruption trial of former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and his wife, who are charged with taking sweetheart loans and lavish gifts from a businessman.
  • Feds Punish Business For Engaging In ‘Citizenship-Discrimination’

    09/02/2014 1:27:33 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 67 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 2, 2014 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    A Texas catering business will pay the United States $26,400 for engaging in “citizenship-discrimination,” as part of a settlement with the Justice Department announced Tuesday. Culinaire International unlawfully discriminated against employees based on their citizenship status, the Justice Department claimed, because it required non-citizen employees to provide extra proof of their right to work in the United States. Culinaire has agreed to pay the United States $20,460 in civil penalties, receive training in anti-discrimination rules of the Immigration and Nationality Act, revise its work eligibility verification process, and create a $40,000 back pay fund for “potential economic victims.”
  • Russia Hails Ties with Iran

    09/02/2014 1:11:48 PM PDT · by mgist · 15 replies
    Global Post ^ | 8/28/14 | Xinua
    MOSCOW, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- Russia said Thursday that its relations with Iran have been growing, citing shared approaches on several major international and regional affairs. "The intensity of political contacts is growing and there is obviously positive dynamics in the areas of practical interaction," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a commentary ahead of Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif's visit to Moscow. Positions of the two countries coincide to a large extent on such issues as the Syrian crisis, anti-drug efforts in Afghanistan as well as the disputed Iranian nuclear program, it said. In particular, Moscow sees good opportunity...
  • Obama’s Bęte Noire

    09/02/2014 12:52:36 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/2/2014 | Eliana Johnson
    The mild-mannered head of AFP relishes the president’s attacks. Dallas — Tim Phillips loves peanut butter. The president of Americans for Prosperity (AFP), a free-market advocacy group, is in the midst of his annual “Defending the Dream Summit,” which this year brought more than 3,000 grassroots activists to the Lone Star State. We’re sitting at a table in Dallas’s Omni hotel, sharing a piece of peanut-butter pie, and it’s hard to compute that the mild-mannered guy in front of me is the force behind AFP, the bęte noire of Senate majority leader Harry Reid and the Democratic party writ large....
  • Rape Victim Forced To Pay Child Support

    09/02/2014 11:36:11 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | September 2, 2014
    A rape victim in Arizona is now being forced to pay child support. What makes this so wrong is that the one raped had been a 14 year old boy at the time. Nick Olivas had been below the age of consent, which is 15, when a 20-year-old woman took advantage of his rough home life and emotional state. He was young and lonely, but being willing is irrelevant when you’re that young. Olivas was never told that he had gotten the woman pregnant before they went their separate ways. He discovered the hard way that he had a six-year-old...
  • Halfway House: GOP falling short in midterms

    09/02/2014 11:31:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/02/2014 | By ALEX ISENSTADT
    Tepid fundraising, underperforming candidates and a lousy party brand are threatening to deprive House Republicans of the sweeping 2014 gains that some top party officials have been predicting this year. POLITICO interviewed more than a dozen top strategists from both parties about their outlook for the House in the midterms, and their assessment was nearly unanimous: Republicans are on track to expand their majority by only five or six seats, or roughly half their goal. The conversations covered everything from advertising strategies to fundraising to polling. A small gain would again leave Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) largely beholden to the...
  • Video: Parents of fallen SEAL demand Obama resignation

    09/02/2014 11:26:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/02/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Tough words from Billy and Karen Vaughn, whose only son Aaron gave his life in a 2011 crash of a SEAL Team Six Chinook helicopter in Afghanistan, perhaps in the shootdown shortly after the mission that killed Osama bin Laden. For years, Barack Obama relied on the success of the bin Laden mission to make the argument that he could lead the nation in war. Now the Vaughns accuse Obama of “a cowardly lack of leadership,” and demand his resignation over the administration’s failure to stop ISIS when it had opportunities to do so: On Monday, the Vaughns wrote...
  • Fundraisers for Darren Wilson halted while awaiting legal advice

    09/02/2014 11:25:16 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 1 hour ago | Christine Byers
    Websites raising money for Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson temporarily stopped accepting donations Sunday while the sites' administrators await clarification on whether the money can be used to cover the officer's legal expenses, according to organizers.
  • Lost in America: Visa Program Struggles to Track Missing Foreign Students

    09/02/2014 11:13:25 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 2, 2014 | BRIAN ROSS and MATTHEW MOSK
    Lost in America: Visa Program Struggles to Track Missing Foreign Students Sep 2, 2014 By BRIAN ROSS and MATTHEW MOSK Homeland Security has lost track of more than 6,000 foreign nationals who entered the United States on student visas, overstayed their welcome, and essentially vanished -- exploiting a security gap that was supposed to be fixed after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. "My greatest concern is that they could be doing anything," said Peter Edge, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement official who oversees investigations into visa violators. "Some of them could be here to do us harm." Homeland...
  • "Reunification with Spain Movement" Established in Puerto Rico

    09/02/2014 10:13:23 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 57 replies
    (English-language translation) San Juan, Sept. 1 - Starting today, the Puerto Rico Reunification with Spain Movement (MRE) is an officially-constituted group after its first assembly was attended by less than 40 people whose common interest is to make the Caribbean island a Spanish province. "Reunificationists, 116 years ago, the Spanish province of Puerto Rico was invaded and militarily occupied by the United States, causing the separation from the mother country Spain against its will," said José Nieves, the driving force behind this initiative, during the assembly held on Sunday during the long weekend in Puerto Rico and the United States...
  • Feds approve Corbett's Pa. Medicaid expansion proposal

    09/02/2014 9:56:07 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 10 replies
    Philly.vom ^ | August 30, 2014 | Amy Worden
    Ending a yearlong negotiation, the Obama administration on Thursday approved Gov. Corbett's alternative Medicaid expansion proposal, a step that could extend health-care benefits to roughly 600,000 uninsured Pennsylvanians. In what was described as a five-year demonstration project, Pennsylvania got the go-ahead to use federal money to pay private insurers to provide health care to uninsured individuals - many in low-wage jobs. The Obama administration praised Pennsylvania for joining other states that opted into the program under the Affordable Care Act. Corbett administration officials called the agreement a successful compromise.
  • If You Are Not Using the Presidency, Do You Mind If We Borrow It?

    09/02/2014 9:36:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/02/2014 | Robert Tracinski
    President Lincoln once said to an over-cautious general, “If you are not using the army, I should like to borrow it for a short while.” After Obama’s latest press conference, I think we might need to say, to our disengaged, apathetic commander-in-chief: if you’re not using the presidency, would you mind if we borrowed it? When asked what he intended to do about the biggest foreign policy crisis of the moment, the rise of the “Islamic State” (also known as ISIS or ISIL) in Iraq and Syria, here is what the commander-in-chief had to say. "I don’t want to put...
  • Fox News: Obama was briefed for more than a year on ISIS as serious threat

    09/02/2014 9:32:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/02/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    <p>A former Pentagon official confirms to Fox News that detailed and specific intelligence about the rise of ISIS was included in the PDB, or the President’s Daily Brief, for at least a year before the group took large swaths of territory beginning in June.</p>
  • Great news: Homeland Security can’t find 6,000 foreign nationals in US

    09/02/2014 9:30:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/02/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Earlier, I noted that the UK at least had begun planning to deal with its hundreds of citizens who went to fight for ISIS while the US and other similarly-situated Western countries have mostly wrung their hands over the issue. The US has a potentially bigger issue, though, in dealing with foreign nationals studying here legally. ABC News reports that the Department of Homeland Security can’t find more than 6,000 people living here on student visas — which sounds awfully familiar:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO The Department of Homeland Security has lost track of more than 6,000 foreign...
  • Ted Cruz wants to make the 2014 election a referendum on ‘amnesty’

    09/02/2014 9:14:07 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 2 at 10:48 AM | Chris Cillizza
    In a fiery speech over the weekend to an Americans for Prosperity gathering in Texas, Ted Cruz made one thing absolutely clear: He'd love to have the 2014 midterms be decided on the issue of immigration."President Obama has made a decision to make this election in 2014 a national referendum on amnesty," Cruz said in reference to an expected executive order on immigration from the White House. "If you support amnesty, vote Democrat. If you oppose amnesty, throw Harry Reid out."Cruz went on: And every Democrat in the Senate who stood with Harry Reid blocking legislation to stop the amnesty,...
  • Maryland Teacher Placed on Leave for Authoring Fictional Book on Mass School Shooting

    09/02/2014 8:41:40 AM PDT · by heartwood · 26 replies
    News One ^ | Sept 1, 2014 | News One staff
    Patrick Mclaw, 23, an eighth grade language arts teacher at Maryland's Mace Lane Middle School, has been placed on leave after authoring "The Insurrectionist," a fictional book that chronicles "the largest school massacre in history."
  • Teacher’s Union Misses Millions

    09/02/2014 8:38:17 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 13 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 1, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Apparently, some teacher’s union officials have taken too much public school math. michigan outline “On a Saturday in May, members of the Michigan Education Association held a walk in Midland bringing attention to public school funding,” the Michigan-based Mackinac Center reports in the organization’s July/August report. “They claim education funding is down nearly $19 million in the greater Midland area in the last four years.” “MEA president Steve Cook has claimed that Michigan’s public school budget has been cut by $1 billion. The problem is that these claims are not true.” “State spending on public education actually increased $800 million...
  • Walker, Mallott to join forces in governor's race - Alaska

    The Alaska Democratic Party broke with long tradition Monday when its central committee voted 89-2 to not field a gubernatorial ticket and instead put its weight behind the independent campaign of Bill Walker and Byron Mallott. The vote to support the fusion ticket was contingent on Walker dropping his Republican Party affiliation. Mallott will quit as the Democratic Party’s nominee for governor, as will his running mate, state Sen. Hollis French. But Mallott will remain a Democrat, executive director Kay Brown said after the vote at party headquarters in a Spenard bungalow.
  • DNA Tracking a Reality for U.S. Government

    09/02/2014 8:11:33 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 29, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    Do you think the NSA surveillance issue is bad? Wait until you hear about the U.S. government’s DNA tracking program. A 2007 law mandated the collection of blood samples from the heels of newborns to screen for diseases, but an updated part of the law could be used to track children in education. newborn screening The program, Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act of 2007, was reauthorized by the House of Representatives this past June and the Senate in January 2014. The original sponsor was Democratic U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd and was signed in 2008 by President Obama. The purpose of...
  • Ferguson police are using body cameras

    09/02/2014 8:05:17 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 20 replies
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | August 31, 2014 11:30 pm | Denise Hollinshed
    FERGUSON • Police officers here began wearing body cameras on Saturday as marchers took to the streets in the most recent protest of a shooting three weeks earlier.
  • Whoa! Enraging: Fox News reports Obama briefed on ISIS for A YEAR. Still no strategy?

    09/02/2014 7:48:12 AM PDT · by blueyon · 45 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 09/02/14 | Twitchy Staff
    One year. Yet still President No Strategy is flummoxed. So flummoxed that he simply flees to the fairway. It gets worse:
  • Source: Obama given detailed intelligence about rise of ISIS for a year

    09/02/2014 7:46:46 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 64 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | September 2, 2014 | Catherine Herridge
    President Obama was given detailed and specific intelligence about the rise of the Islamic State as part of his daily briefing for at least a year before the group seized large swaths of territory over the summer, a former Pentagon official told Fox News. The official -- who asked not to be identified because the President's Daily Brief is considered the most authoritative, classified intelligence community product analyzing sensitive international events for the president -- said the data was strong and "granular" in detail. The source said a policymaker "could not come away with any other impression: This is getting...
  • Vietnam Vet Loses Job After Speaking His Mind About Obama, Liberal Judges

    09/02/2014 7:32:23 AM PDT · by lbryce · 28 replies
    Mad World ^ | August 31, 2014 | Sean Brown
    A Vietnam veteran and former Green Beret who was on the St. Louis police force for 35 years was forced into retirement after liberal news outlet CNN unearthed a video in which he spoke about President Obama and the direction of America. Sgt. Maj. Dan Page (Ret.) spoke to the St. Louis/St. Charles division of the Oath Keepers in April of this year, and the video of his speech made it to YouTube under the title “The End of American Sovereignty & Constitutional Rights,” which is harshly critical of President Obama, liberal judges, affirmative action, and notes that the Declaration...
  • Obama Inc. to Make it 5X More Expensive to Stop Being a US Citizen

    09/02/2014 7:14:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 09/02/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    That would be a great plan if he wasn’t also making it ten times more expensive to be a US citizen. I’m not sure what comes next. A big concrete wall and barbed wire?Obama is making it easy to come and hard to leave. The only places that do that are prisons and bear traps. It doesn’t say anything good about the American Dream when the country encourages non-taxpayers to come and penalizes taxpayers who want to leave. Americans who are abandoning their citizenship in droves are due to be charged five times more to surrender their passport under government...
  • Parents of SEAL Team Six soldier killed in action call for President Obama's resignation

    09/02/2014 7:09:42 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2 September 2014 | Ashley Collman
    One couple knows all too well the pain suffered by the parents of James Foley, the American photojournalist executed on camera last month by the Islamic State. Billy and Karen Vaughn also lost their son Aaron Carson Vaughn in 2011, when the SEAL Team Six soldier's Chinook helicopter was shot down over Afghanistan. Now the couple are calling on President Barack Obama to step down, citing his reaction to the Foley video and 'lack of leadership' in confronting ISIS.
  • Now Even One Of The Most Democratic States Is Turning On Obama

    09/02/2014 6:57:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/02/2014 | Hunter Walker
    A Field Poll released on Tuesday showed President Barack Obama's approval rating had dropped to a record low in the staunchly blue state of California. This decline includes the state's most left-leaning cities, which Field's director described as a particularly bad sign for Obama. "These are constituencies that have been strong followers," Field Poll Director Mark DiCamillo said, according to the Sacramento Bee. The poll showed Obama's approval rating in California at 45%, down from a second-term high of 62% following his 2013 inauguration. It was also down 5% from the previous Field Poll, which was released in June, making...
  • Eric Cantor Just Got A Job At A Wall Street Bank — Here Are The Details Of His $3.4 Million Pay Pack

    09/02/2014 6:55:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/02/2014 | Joe Weisenthal
    Late Monday night it was reported that former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor would take a job at investment bank Moelis.The news has already prompted the predictable eye-rolling about the "revolving door." And to the Tea Partiers who ousted Cantor in a primary earlier this year, the news that he is going to Wall Street is vindication that he was never a populist like them.But anyway, Moelis has put in a filing with the SEC, detailing his pay package (Via Erik Schatzker).From the filing:Group LP has agreed to pay Mr. Cantor an annual base salary of $400,000. Group LP has...
  • COMMENTARY: Stopping job cuts at Fort Huachuca

    09/02/2014 6:50:46 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Herald/Review
    Cochise County and our surrounding region could be losing up to 2,700 jobs unless we change leadership in Congress. The Department of the Army was forced by the Budget Control Act to draft a proposal for massive budget cuts — including a maximum cut of 2,700 positions at Fort Huachuca plus potential cuts in contractors. If these cuts go through, they will have a disastrous impact on our community. Fort Huachuca is the largest employer in Cochise County and a key part of the Sierra Vista economy. The Fort has the biggest economic impact of any base in the state,...
  • Louisiana Democrat Sen. Landrieu faces more questions about her residency

    09/02/2014 6:24:04 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 14 replies
    FoxNews ^ | August 30, 2014 | FoxNews
    A Louisiana Republican challenging Democrat Mary Landrieu for her Senate seat is expanding his efforts to prove the three-term lawmaker doesn’t live in her home state, instead using her parents’ address to qualify for the November ballot. GOP Senate candidate Rob Maness on Friday submitted a written compliant to district attorneys in four Louisiana parishes calling on them to object to Landrieu’s residency qualifications.
  • Dems in near-panic over Senate

    09/02/2014 6:24:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 58 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/2/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Schadenfreude, taking in pleasure in others’ suffering, is a nasty emotion, one I take no pride in confessing as I watch Democrats attempting to dodge responsibility for foisting Barack Obama upon us. Nevertheless, it is certainly satisfying to see Dems scurry away from Obama as he visits their states. Adam Edelman in the New York Daily News:
  • Obama: A Leninist and a racist

    09/02/2014 5:42:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 9/2/2014 | Mychal Massie
    As the character Cecily said to Miss Fairfax in a play written by Oscar Wilde entitled “The Importance of being Earnest”: “When I see a spade I call it a spade.”
  • Good News: U.S. Authorities Can't Find 6,000 Students Whose Visas Have Expired

    09/02/2014 5:05:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 2, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Good news everyone: We're back to pre-911 complacency as Islamic terror armies gain ground all over the world (as a side note, the United States apparently still doesn't have a strategy in place on how to deal with this growing, real threat). An alarming new report from ABC News shows authorities from U.S. Customs and Immigration and the State Department have lost track of 6,000 foreign students whose visas have expired.  Watch more news videos | Latest from the US As a reminder, the 9/11 hijackers purposely applied for student visas to get into the United States and knew when...
  • The New World Disorder

    09/02/2014 4:56:54 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/2/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    To Obama, the retrenchment of the West was not only inevitable but to be welcomed. In just the last five or six years the world has been fundamentally transformed. Instead of the old accustomed Western-inspired postwar global order, crafted and ensured by the United States and its European and Japanese partners, there is now mostly chaos, from Ukraine to Syria to the South China Sea. Or, rather, there may be emerging new rules, given that we are still frozen in a Wild West moment, when everyone in the saloon has drawn his six-shooter, paused, and is wondering what happened to...
  • Bureaucrats Have Revived End-of-Life Counseling

    09/02/2014 4:33:24 AM PDT · by rootin tootin · 23 replies
    American Spectator ^ | David Catron
    Remember the controversial provision of Obamacare that would have paid physicians extra money to provide “end-of-life counseling” to seniors whose conditions required expensive medical care? That feature of “reform” caused such a public outcry that the Democrats had to drop it from the final legislation. But the government apparatchiks didn’t give up. On Christmas Day, 2010, it came to light that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) planned to implement the program anyway. Within a week, however, vehement objections by clinicians and citizens alike forced the CMS bureaucrats to back off once more. Well, they’re at it again....
  • Regulators Aid Union Effort to Kill Franchising

    09/02/2014 2:47:51 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 9/2/2014 | Bill McMorris
    Several key Labor Department regulators participated in a liberal conference focused on unionizing subcontractors and franchise employees.Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division Administrator David Weil delivered opening remarks to a room full of union organizers and activists from the National Employment Law Project, a pro-union group partnered with the liberal millionaires and billionaires from the Democracy Alliance, in May.“I view my task as helping to work with the people in the agency and in concert with worker advocates,” he said.Weil told the gathering that the department has “undertaken a bunch of specific initiatives in particular industries,” in order to...