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  • Media misfire? Columbia J-school, Bloomberg unite to teach gun coverage

    03/31/2015 3:15:21 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 31, 2015 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Critics who think the media has an anti-firearm agenda won't like the lineup behind a high-powered, upcoming seminar aimed at training reporters to cover the issue of gun violence. Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, the vaunted New York institution that hands out the annual Pulitzer prizes, is sponsoring the session through its Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. Also helping to bankroll the event, in Phoenix May 29-30, is Everytown for Gun Safety, the nonprofit, pro-gun control group founded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. A series of speakers has been lined up and, critics say, it...
  • North Texas Scouts All In For Cruz (vanity)

    03/31/2015 2:58:36 PM PDT · by Night Hides Not · 6 replies
    Night Hides Not ^ | 3/31/2015 | Night Hides Not
    My 13 YO son was at a Scout function last Saturday, a Merit Badge "University". During the Citizenship class, the topic of the 2016 election came up, and one boy shouted out, "I'm for Ted Cruz!" The room (20 boys) erupted with "Go Cruz! Go Cruz!" I wasn't there but my son was right there in the middle of action, naturally.
  • Boehner Delegation Meets With Saudi Leaders on ISIL & Iranian-Backed Violence

    03/31/2015 2:52:11 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 1 replies
    Speaker.gov ^ | March 31, 2015 | Speaker Boehner's Press Office
    RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and a delegation of senior committee leaders were in Saudi Arabia’s capital on Tuesday to continue a series of visits with key allies in the Middle East. In meetings with Saudi Interior Minister Mohammad bin Naif and Saudi Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman, lawmakers expressed appreciation for the historic partnership between the two countries. Talks focused on our efforts to address the threats posed by ISIL and Iran’s rising influence in the region. Saudi Arabia is leading a coalition of Arab states in a campaign against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen....
  • Lawsuit alleges Iran behind killing of 3 US soldiers in Iraq

    03/31/2015 2:29:37 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 6 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | March 31, 2015, 11:24 pm | Richard Lardner
    Families of Jacob Fritz, Johnathan Chism and Shawn Falter claim Tehran orchestrated retaliatory attack The families of three American soldiers killed during a brazen attack in Iraq are suing the Iranian government for allegedly orchestrating the raid. Filed late Monday in US District Court in Washington, the lawsuit says Lt. Jacob Fritz, Specialist Johnathan Chism, and Private First Class Shawn Falter were taken prisoner and then murdered in January 2007 by Iranian-backed Hezbollah agents and the Khazali network, an Iraqi militant group also funded and trained by Iran. The lawsuit says Iran directed the assault on the provincial headquarters in...
  • Did Hillary delete pertinent e-mails while subject to congressional investigation?

    03/31/2015 2:23:30 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 3-31-15 | Shannon W. Coffin
    Hillary Clinton’s lawyers confirmed what many have suspected since her remarks at a U.N. press conference earlier this month: She has wiped her server clean of any e-mails that she didn’t turn over to the State Department. In so doing, Mrs. Clinton has given her critics more reason to suspect that she is up to no good and yet further reason that Mrs. Clinton should keep those lawyers on speed dial. In the ongoing saga of Hillary Clinton’s exclusive use of a private server at her Chappaqua, N.Y., home, the latest bomb was thrown by her lawyer, David Kendall (of...
  • House Dem calls for tax on sugary drinks

    03/31/2015 2:13:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | Mach 31, 2015 | Christina Marcos
    Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) has introduced legislation to tax caloric sweeteners in beverages as a means of reducing obesity and other health conditions among Americans. DeLauro's bill would impose a tax of one cent per teaspoon of sweeteners like sugars and high fructose corn syrup. Beverages made from 100 percent fruit juice, nutritional therapies and infant formula would be exempted from the tax. Milk, including rice and soy, would also not qualify. The revenue would go toward federal research on diabetes, obesity, tooth decay and other dietary health conditions. DeLauro, who serves as the top Democrat on the House Appropriations...
  • Hillary Clinton replied to drone crash email with furniture inquiry: ‘Sorry!’

    03/31/2015 1:27:32 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 3-31-15 | Douglas Ernst
    Hillary Rodham Clinton’s mixture of personal and work email once resulted in a reply to a crashed drone story with inquiries about home decorations. Files obtained by The Associated Press show that Mrs. Clinton accidentally sent adviser Huma Abedin questions about the attractiveness of shelving units in response to a drone crash in Pakistan. “I like the idea of these. How high are they? What would the bench be made of? And I’d prefer two shelves or attractive boxes/baskets/ conmtainers (sic) on one. What do you think?” Mrs. Clinton wrote, AP reported Tuesday. When Mrs. Abedin then asked if she...
  • Editorial: Gov. Pence, fix 'religious freedom' law now (Indiana - Indy Star)

    03/31/2015 10:49:25 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    The Indianapolis Star | March 31, 2015 | Editorial
    Link only, per agreement with Gannett
  • Hil on the grill: Gowdy demands Clinton face questions on emails by May 1

    03/31/2015 1:18:54 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 3-31-15 | Stephen Dinan
    The Benghazi investigative committee on Tuesday formally requested former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton give a transcribed interview detailing her decision-making in determining which emails she turned over to the government and why she wiped her email server clean. Chairman Trey Gowdy said Mrs. Clinton’s “unique arrangement with herself” — in which she claimed complete control of government business emails — needs to be explained, and nobody other than Mrs. Clinton can do that. The interview would be behind closed doors, but would be part of the committee investigation’s record. A public hearing would follow eventually, once the select...
  • Hil on the grill: Gowdy demands Clinton face questions on emails by May 1

    03/31/2015 1:18:54 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 3-31-15 | Stephen Dinan
    The Benghazi investigative committee on Tuesday formally requested former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton give a transcribed interview detailing her decision-making in determining which emails she turned over to the government and why she wiped her email server clean. Chairman Trey Gowdy said Mrs. Clinton’s “unique arrangement with herself” — in which she claimed complete control of government business emails — needs to be explained, and nobody other than Mrs. Clinton can do that. The interview would be behind closed doors, but would be part of the committee investigation’s record. A public hearing would follow eventually, once the select...
  • PA Supreme Court Rules Against Kane

    03/31/2015 1:12:07 PM PDT · by Renegade · 12 replies
    HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvania's highest court says a county judge acted properly when he appointed a special prosecutor to look into grand jury leaks tied to the state attorney general's office.
  • [DNC] Say Pence Press Conference Complicates Things

    03/31/2015 1:11:48 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Clinton Daily News ^ | March 31, 2015 | Ken Hartman
    In response to Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s press conference today, please see the below statement from Holly Shulman, National Press Secretary for the Democratic National Committee: “Nothing Gov. Pence said today changes the fact he advocated for and signed into law a bill that allows Indiana business to discriminate against the LGBT community under the guise of religious freedom. Attacking the media is no excuse for the fact that Pence was warned this legislation would hurt Indiana’s economy and its image weeks before Pence even signed it into law. The business community is not lining up against RFRA because of...
  • Ted Cruz’s ambitions impede his understanding of the issues [GOP-E and CoC Cheerleader Barf Alert!]

    03/31/2015 1:08:38 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 31 at 3:33 PM | Jennifer Rubin
    Politico reports, “Ted Cruz thunders about what he calls a ‘fundamentally unserious’ U.S. defense policy, but when he had a chance to weigh in during Senate Armed Services Committee hearings, he rarely showed up. Cruz, who announced last week he’s running for president, has the committee’s worst attendance record — by far.” His spokeswoman responds, “Sen. Cruz is deeply engaged in defense and national security issues. He never hesitates to defend American sovereignty and has established a remarkable track record leading on these matters.” Cruz later chimed in, “It’s not like I’ve been at the beach drinking a pina colada.”...
  • Powers blow past deadline with Iran in nuclear negotiations (deal on April Fool's day?)

    03/31/2015 1:05:50 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/31/2015 23:01 | MICHAEL WILNER
    US threatens to walk; Germany suggests 'stopping the clock'; China departs and Iran says world powers lack coordination. LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Sunset fell on a deadline with Iran over its nuclear program with no agreement among diplomats gathered here in the Swiss Alps, who worked through the night unclear on the path forward. US negotiators said they would continue sleeplessly into the morning hours in order to hammer out a political framework with Iran, which they hope will address all major elements of a comprehensive accord ending concerns with Iran's decades-old nuclear program. The deadline for a far-reaching deal is...
  • Michelle Obama's Two Day Hotel Stay In Cambodia Cost Taxpayers $242,500

    03/31/2015 12:52:44 PM PDT · by drewh · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 11:15 EST, 31 March 2015
    First lady Michelle Obama's recent trip to Cambodia this month cost taxpayers $242,500 – for hotel rooms alone – allowing her to perform her offical duties at two events for a total of 33 minutes. That's $7,348 of lodging costs for every minute on the job. A government contracting document shows that the State Department authorized spending nearly a quarter-million dollars so Mrs. Obama – traveiling with an entourage of high-ranking government officials and their security detail – could promote the 'Let Girls Learn' initiative, which girls' access to education. Transcripts provided to media by the White House Press Office...
  • Hillary Agonistes

    03/31/2015 12:32:44 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 3-31-15 | J. R. Dunn
    Hillary is not going to run for president. Oh, she may put her name up. But run, as in the sense of actually campaigning, that’s another story altogether. There’s a line from the first Godfather that’s always stuck in my mind. Sollozzo (Al Lettieri), the family’s deadly enemy who has just taken an almost fatal crack at Don Corleone, bends forward and near-whispers, “Could I have gotten to him ten years ago?” That line has been running through my mind the past several weeks as the e-mail saga has unfolded: Could anybody have gotten to Hillary ten years ago? The...
  • Connecticut governor calls Indiana RFRA 'outright bigotry,' forgets to mention...

    03/31/2015 11:42:41 AM PDT · by Cooter · 11 replies
    caintv.com ^ | Tuesday March 31st, 2015 | Dan Calabrese
    Oops! So Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is a "bigot," eh? That's the word from Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, who has banned state-funded travel to Indiana because the latter just passed a Religious Freedom Restoration Act - just like 19 other states. In a minute, I'll tell you what one of those states is, but first, here is more about what Malloy said: “The governor’s not a stupid man, but he’s done stupid things,” said Malloy to Mika Brzezinski, “and signing this law, and, quite frankly, promoting this law, knowing exactly what it was going to do, was an incredibly stupid...
  • Why US State Department Declassified the Report on Israel’s Nuclear Capabilities

    03/31/2015 11:36:25 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 11 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 3/31/2015 | Lee Kaplan
    Normally when somebody wants something from somebody else, they show their best behavior toward the person they want it from. Even a child knows this and will do what its parents want in order to get that ice cream cone or trip to Disneyland. Why is it we never see this normal human reaction from the Palestinians with regards to USAID and the President of the United States in order to get their “Palestinian state”? Machmoud Abbas continually praises terrorists who murder Jews, declaring memorials and naming streets after them. Abbas makes daily threats to the long term existence of...
  • Schlafly: What's Happening on College Campuses?

    03/31/2015 10:07:16 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | March 31, 2015 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Who would have thought, only a few years ago, that our basic First Amendment right of free speech would be under attack on college campuses (of all places!)? But those are now ordinary campus events. Progressives want to shield college students from what are called "scary ideas." They are not referring to Halloween pranks or costumes, or to historic wartime episodes of bitter fighting; the new buzzwords are "trigger warnings," "outgrowths of fragility" or "sexual paranoia." Professors talk about the need to overturn the "privilege theory." Anyone who can't claim to belong to an oppressed group must be unfairly advantaged...
  • Sen Ted Cruz up on Dana Show next

    03/31/2015 10:56:45 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 5 replies
    TheDanaShow ^ | 3/31/2015 | Me
    Listen in to Dana Loesch interview with Presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz coming up next
  • Meet 10 Americans Helped By Religious Freedom Bills Like Indiana’s (Not Just Christians)

    03/31/2015 10:52:10 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 3 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 30, 2015 | Mollie Hemingway
    The federal government passed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in 1993. It was authored by Chuck Schumer, passed with nearly unanimous support from both parties, and signed by President Bill Clinton. The legislation was needed after a bad Supreme Court ruling delivered by Antonin Scalia that limited religious freedom for Native Americans who smoke peyote as part of their religion. A later Supreme Court ruling ruled that the RFRA didn’t apply to state or local governments. Twenty states passed RFRAs and another 13 have protections like the ones in RFRA. And yet when Indiana passed the legislation last week,...
  • Motel ‘party’ with strangers preceded spy agency shooting

    03/31/2015 10:45:22 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3-31-15 | Merideth Somers
    Two cross-dressing men who were shot at by National Security Agency police when they disobeyed orders at a heavily guarded gate had just stolen a car from a man who picked them up for a motel “party,” police said Tuesday. One suspect was killed and the other was injured, along with an NSA police officer, as the driver of the stolen SUV apparently tried to get away from the guards. The SUV’s owner, a 60-year-old man from Baltimore who has not been publicly identified, told investigators that he had picked up the two strangers in Baltimore. They arrived around 7:30...
  • ISIL & Iranian Influence Are Focus of Boehner Delegation Visit to Iraq (now in Kuwait)

    03/31/2015 10:36:59 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    Speaker.gov ^ | March 31, 2015 | Speaker Boehner's Press Office
    KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT – During a visit to Iraq on Monday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and senior lawmakers met with the country’s leaders and our ambassador and commanders on the ground to assess efforts to defeat ISIL and combat Iran’s rising influence. In Baghdad, the delegation met with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and Speaker of the Council of Representatives of Iraq Salim al-Jabouri. Lawmakers also met with U.S. Ambassador Stuart Jones and Lt. General James L. Terry, commander, Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve. Similar to the delegation’s visit to Jordan, discussions in Baghdad focused on Iran’s rising...
  • Indiana Lawmakers Admit “No Gays” Signs Will be Allowed

    03/31/2015 10:20:46 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 51 replies
    PoliticusUSA ^ | March 30, 2015 | Adalia Woodbury
    ... “You guys have said repeatedly that we shouldn’t be able to discriminate against anyone, but if you just ignore the existence of this law, can’t we already do that now? Can’t so-and-so in Richmond put a sign up and say ‘No Gays Allowed?'” she asked. “That’s not against the law, correct?” “It would depend,” Bosma replied. “If you were in a community that had a human rights ordinance that wouldn’t be the case.” “But most of the state does not have that, correct?” the reporter pressed. “That’s correct,” Bosma admitted ...
  • Obama Offers Major Blueprint on Climate Change

    03/31/2015 9:50:49 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 59 replies
    NYT ^ | March 31, 2015 | By CORAL DAVENPORT
    WASHINGTON — The White House on Tuesday morning unveiled President Obama’s blueprint for cutting United States greenhouse gas pollution by nearly a third over the next decade. Mr. Obama’s plan, part of a formal submission to the United Nations ahead of efforts to forge a climate change accord in Paris in December, detailed the United States side of an ambitious joint climate change pledge the president made in November in Beijing with the Chinese president Xi Jinping. In an effort to spur other countries to enact their own domestic climate change plans leading to the Paris accord, the leaders of...
  • ‘Nuclear 9/11’ victims remembered in solemn ceremony.

    03/31/2015 9:49:03 AM PDT · by HammerT · 28 replies
    n/a | Sep 11, 2017 | Anonymous
    Dateline: Sep 11, 2017 Richmond VA The remembrance service for the untold victims of the first ‘terrorist’ nuclear attack on US soil took place today. The temporary memorial set up just south of Richmond VA was the site for the solemn ceremony due to high radiation levels at the actual location of the attack. It was one year ago today that an alleged Iranian ‘suicide ship’ detonated it’s deadly cargo in the harbor of Hampton roads. The incident killed upwards of 1 Million people in an instant, while an estimated 350 thousand also died in the weeks that followed due...
  • Former Signal Hill police officer pleads not guilty in Irvine road-rage incident

    03/31/2015 9:48:17 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 12 replies
    OC Register ^ | 3-31-15 | Kelly Puente
    Prosecutors said Swigger was on his way to work and dressed in civilian clothes on Nov. 20 when a 50-year-old man changed lanes in front of him. Swigger responded by honking and driving after the other vehicle for more than a mile. He then drove up alongside the other man’s car and suddenly swerved in front of it, forcing the driver to come to an abrupt stop. Prosecutors said Swigger then got out of his car in the middle of the freeway during rush hour traffic, approached the other driver and pointed a gun at him. Swigger identified himself as...
  • Mike Pence: 'Was I expecting this kind of backlash? Heavens no.'

    03/31/2015 9:45:53 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 97 replies
    CNN ^ | 03/31/2015 | By Eric Bradner and Jeremy Diamond
    (CNN)—Gov. Mike Pence pledged Tuesday to "fix" Indiana's controversial religious freedom law to clarify that it does not allow discrimination against gays and lesbians. But he insisted the problem isn't the law itself but how it's being perceived, saying a fix is needed only because of "frankly, the smear that's been leveled against this law." And he said the fix won't involve statewide anti-discrimination protections for LGBT Hoosiers. The first-term Republican governor sought to tamp down the backlash Indiana has faced since he signed the law -- which its in-state supporters had claimed would allow businesses to turn away LGBT...
  • Mike Pence Promises To Fix Indiana Law So It Bars Discrimination (caves to gaystapo)

    03/31/2015 9:36:35 AM PDT · by fifedom · 87 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 03/31/2015 | Amanda Terkel
    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) said Tuesday he will back an amendment to the state's new "religious freedom" law clarifying that it does not allow businesses to deny service to anyone, and insisted that he never intended to discriminate against members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
  • Fundamental Concepts - Why the Left Hates Families

    03/31/2015 9:06:47 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 14 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | March 28, 2015
    I know that many Progs will contest this. "We don't hate families! Why I have a mother/father/spouse/child/etc.. who means the world to me! That's crazy wingnut hater talk!". That's probably true, and as individuals I'm winning to concede that they may think families are spiffy. As Progressives, however, they are in service to an ideology whose greatest obstacle is the extended and especially the nuclear family. Not Conservatives, not Christians, not the Koch brothers. The family is the greatest threat to the Progressive worldview.
  • Do I Have The Right?

    03/31/2015 8:56:24 AM PDT · by MosesKnows · 77 replies
    3/31/2015 | MosesKnows
    Do I Have The Right? When I dine in an Indian restaurant, I find fish, poultry, lamb, and vegetable dishes on the menu but no beef dishes. Do I have a right to demand a steak dinner in an Indian restaurant or a ham and swiss cheese sandwich on rye in a Jewish deli?
  • Federal Income Tax Reporting - A Political Non-Issue?

    03/31/2015 8:49:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March, 31, 2015 | Hank Adler
    The Internal Revenue Code is a mess. In this, most agree. Marco Rubio has announced his plan to reform the Internal Revenue Code and each Republican candidate will undoubtedly follow quickly with their own particular plan. As a former tax practitioner and a current tax professor, while I will like some plans more than others, unless the FairTax makes an untimely reappearance, I will believe that each plan is far better than the current Internal Revenue Code. (I co-authored a book entitled The FairTax Fantasy that in retrospect deems the FairTax flawed in ways so similar to Obamacare that it...
  • Krugman: All of These 'Imaginary' Obamacare Horror Stories Are 'Invented'

    03/31/2015 8:43:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March, 31, 2015 | Guy Benson
    Here we go again. One of the High Priests of the so-called "reality-based community" has for the umpteenth time pronounced Obamacare a great success, asserting that people who believe otherwise (like, for example, the majority of the American people) have either been deceived, or are liars. Paint-by-numbers acerbic Leftist, reactionary smear artist, and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman calls Obamacare horror stories "imaginary disasters," made up from whole cloth to scare people and undermine a law that's working and helping people.  We've spent quite a lot of time refuting variants of this argument in recent years, producing detailed responses to President Obama, Harry Reid, and two...
  • Court order allows teachers to observe Good Friday

    03/31/2015 8:06:55 AM PDT · by PROCON · 12 replies
    AP ^ | March 31, 2015
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (March 31, 2015) - Public school teachers in Cranston, Rhode Island, will be allowed to observe Good Friday despite objections from the city's school department. A court order issued Friday says teachers may take the day off as long as they submit a request no later than April 1. The order says the school department can neither discipline teachers for requesting the day off nor deduct their pay.
  • Christian Grandma-Florist Fined $1,001, Ordered to Work Gay Weddings but Refuses

    03/31/2015 7:51:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/31/2015 | BY SAMUEL SMITH
    A Christian florist and grandmother who declined to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding because of her Christian belief in traditional marriage has been fined $1,001 by a Washington court and will be held liable to pay the legal fees incurred by the gay couple, which could "devastate" her financially. As previously reported by The Christian Post, 70-year-old Barronelle Stutzman, the owner of Arlene's Flowers in Richland, Washington, was found guilty of violating the state's non-discrimination law in February, after referring Rob Ingersoll and Curt Feed to another florist when they asked her to provide the floral arrangements for their...
  • Elizabeth Warren: 'I'm not running, I'm not running'

    03/31/2015 7:35:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/31/2015 | Colin Campbell
    There doesn't appear to be anything Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) can say to stop the questions about her presidential ambitions. "You didn't think you'd get away with this interview without me asking point-blank: Are you going to run for president?" the "Today" show's Savannah Guthrie asked Warren on Tuesday morning. "No. I'm not running and I'm not going to run," Warren said. Guthrie pressed Warren. "I'm not running. I'm not running," the senator insisted. Her initial reply is almost identical to what she said the day before, according to The New York Observer. Warren visited a Manhattan bookstore to promote...
  • The Misguided Cruzade for Total Border Control [Open-Border Libertarians]

    03/31/2015 7:35:01 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 27 replies
    Reason.com ^ | March 31, 2015 | Shikha Dalmia
    The Texas senator's fencing plans will impose a hefty cost on Americans Sen. Ted Cruz launched his bid for the Republican presidential nomination last week by promising to "finally, finally, finally secure the borders" and put an end to unauthorized immigration. This will warm the hearts of restrictionists, no doubt. But it should scare Americans who love their pocketbooks and liberties more than they hate undocumented Latino immigrants.Restrictionists accuse many of these immigrants of being welfare queens who come to America illegally and live off taxpayers. Cruz has contributed to the hysteria by proposing bills barring undocumented workers from ever...
  • Las Vegas Gun Laws: Quotes from Heated Debate

    03/31/2015 7:32:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 3/30/2015 | Don Lee
    The debate over changing Las Vegas gun laws and the guns laws in Nevada covers, like the desert outside Las Vegas, a lot of ground. On one side are individual rights and freedoms and the laissez-faire spirit of the mythical Old West. On the other side are modern concerns such as suicide prevention and protecting women from violence. Sometimes both come in to play, as when Linda Cavazos of the group Moms Demand Action was quoted by guns.com as saying in support of background checks, “This isn’t a partisan issue – it’s about respecting the Second Amendment and keeping guns...
  • Harry Reid Justifies Lying About Romney’s Taxes from Senate Floor: ‘He Didn’t Win, Did He?’

    03/31/2015 7:16:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Harry Reid said he has no regrets for polarizing the Senate, attacking the Koch brothers, and falsely accusing Mitt Romney of not paying taxes. Republicans have criticized Reid, who recently announced that he would not seek re-election in 2016, for hostile tactics that soured the environment on Capitol Hill. The Senate minority leader dismissed claims that he is the problem with Washington and said he his proud of taking on the Koch brothers when no one else would. Reid appeared to take some joy of being a part of the Democrat machine that took down Romney in 2012. “Let him...
  • Katie Pavlich: ‘Safe Haven: Gun-Free Zones in America’

    03/31/2015 7:13:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    womensoutdoornews.com ^ | 3/29/2015 | Barbara Baird
    Katie Pavlich talked to The WON at the Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT) last January about her role in creating Safe Haven: Gun-Free Zones in America. It airs Wed., April 1, on Outdoor Channel. You may know Pavlich as a conservative contributor to Townhall magazine, FOX news and as a columnist at The Hill and Pittsburgh Tribune. In this documentary, she and the team at Outdoor Channel removed politics and emotions from a hot-button topic that sits at the front and center of firearms and freedom in this country.
  • IRS says it's OK if you fail to say you have insurance on return

    03/31/2015 7:12:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/31/2015 | Rick Moran
    The IRS may be the ogre of government but when it comes to enforcing its rules on Obamacare, it's positively puppyish. Millions of people who don't have insurance are having the penalty waived. They are going to trust that your coverage meets Obamacare mandates without checking.  Now, if you fail to mark your return indicating that you have insurance, why that's perfectly alright with the IRS. Washington Examiner: The Internal Revenue Service told the Washington Examiner it will not penalize anyone who has insurance but neglected to check the box. However, a taxpayer may be asked by the agency if they have...
  • Hillary Clinton also used iPad for email while at State Department, often mixed personal, work chats

    03/31/2015 7:07:34 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 20 replies
    © Copyright 2015 NYDailyNews.com. All rights reserved. ^ | Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 9:31 AM | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Hillary Rodham Clinton emailed her staff on an iPad as well as a BlackBerry while secretary of state, despite her explanation she exclusively used a personal email address on a homebrew server so that she could carry a single device
  • No, Indiana’s new religious freedom law isn’t discriminatory

    03/31/2015 7:01:33 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 22 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | 03/31/2015 | Jon E. Dougherty
    The Left is apoplectic – again – over a new piece of statutory law in Indiana that does nothing more than protect long-standing religious freedoms. To liberals, however, “religious freedom” is not a First Amendment right to be protected, but rather code for bigotry, racism, homophobia, smacking kittens and eating fried foods.
  • Washington Post Column: Don’t dismiss Ted Cruz

    03/31/2015 6:59:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/31/2015 | Marc Thiessen
    Ted Cruz is being called a Republican Obama, but he has not exactly gotten an Obama-like reception from the mainstream media. Liberal commentators have, predictably, beclowned themselves in the wake of Cruz’s presidential announcement. Chris Matthews (the guy who “felt a thrill going up his leg” when Barack Obama spoke during the 2008 campaign) compared Cruz to Sen. Joe McCarthy, even showing pictures of McCarthy and Cruz in the same pose. Ebony magazine Senior Editor Jamilah Lemieux told MSNBC that Cruz likes country music because “nothing says ‘let’s go kill some Muslims’ like country music.” On “Morning Joe,” Donny Deutsch...
  • O’Malley Made a Mess of Maryland [And now he's thinking of running for President]

    03/31/2015 6:48:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/30/2015 | by RICHARD J. DOUGLAS
    Taxpayers abandoned his state in droves during his tenure as governor, but that’s not dampening the presidential aspirations of Martin O’Malley. In 2014, his final year in office as governor, Maryland had the second-highest foreclosure rate in the nation. Now he wants to ride this embarrassing record to the White House. At the Brookings Institution in March, O’Malley test-drove some campaign rhetoric: “Behind all of our data, there are people, living their lives, shouldering their struggles. They deserve a government that works.” Unfortunately, in the state O’Malley governed for eight years, he gave deserving Marylanders anything but a state government...
  • The Latest Bombshell from Mrs. Clinton’s Lawyer: Emails under congressional investigation deleted?

    03/31/2015 6:45:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/31/2015 | by SHANNEN W. COFFIN Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/416184/latest-bombshell-mr
    Did the former secretary of state delete pertinent e-mails while subject to congressional investigation? Hillary Clinton’s lawyers confirmed what many have suspected since her remarks at a U.N. press conference earlier this month: She has wiped her server clean of any e-mails that she didn’t turn over to the State Department. In so doing, Mrs. Clinton has given her critics more reason to suspect that she is up to no good and yet further reason that Mrs. Clinton should keep those lawyers on speed dial. In the ongoing saga of Hillary Clinton’s exclusive use of a private server at her...
  • Clinton used iPad at State Dept., released emails show

    03/31/2015 6:35:24 AM PDT · by maggief · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | March 31, 2015 | NICK GASS
    EXCERPT According to the emails reviewed by AP, in a September 2011 message, adviser Huma Abedin shared an AP story about a drone strike in Pakistan. Clinton answered with questions that seem to be related to decorations. “I like the idea of these,” she wrote. “How high are they? What would the bench be made of? And I’d prefer two shelves or attractive boxes/baskets/ conmtainers [sic] on one. What do you think?” Abedin answered: “Did u mean to send to me?” Clinton replied, according to the AP report citing the emails: “No-sorry! Also, pls let me know if you got...
  • Feds refusing to show cards in McDonald's case

    03/31/2015 6:17:15 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 22 replies
    WashTimes ^ | March 31, 2015 | 5:00 am | Sean Higgins
    The federal government has said in a major, closely watched lawsuit that McDonald's Corp. violated workers' union rights at its individual franchise restaurants. What officials haven't said is exactly how the corporation did this since it didn't actually employ the workers, the franchise owners did. To win the case, the government will have to prove that McDonald's is a "joint employer" of the workers with the franchises — a concept that runs counter to very understanding of what a franchise is: a legally separate entity that merely rents out the parent corporation's trademarks. The actual charging documents by National Labor...
  • Tampa Bay Times: ‘Shall Not Be Infringed’ Does Not Mean What It Says

    03/31/2015 5:52:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/30/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On March 26, the Tampa Bay Times responded to the numerous pro-Second Amendment bills making their way through the Florida legislature by suggesting that “gun rights are not absolute.” In other words, “shall not be infringed” does not mean “shall not be infringed.” According to the Times, the numerous gun rights bills–especially campus carry–show that Republican legislators are controlled by the NRA and do not understand that if certain limits are not placed on Second Amendment rights, public safety is sacrificed.
  • Ashton Carter on defeating ISIS, talks with Iran — and Biden's 'close talking' at his swearing-in

    03/31/2015 5:40:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    today.com ^ | 3/31/2015 | Scott Stump
    Asked whether he laughed or cringed when he saw the video of Vice President Biden getting up close and personal with his wife at his swearing-in, Carter replied: "I laughed. They know each other extremely well. We're great friends of the Bidens."