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  • Almost One year ago: Obama on "gunwalking": Serious mistake may have been made

    03/21/2012 8:20:37 AM PDT · by StaffiT · 17 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News ^ | March 23, 2011 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Last night, a reporter from Univision asked President Obama about the subject of a CBS News investigation: allegations that ATF allowed traffickers to send weapons to Mexican drug cartels in an operation called "Fast and Furious." "There may be a situation here which a serious mistake was made and if that's the case then we'll find out and well hold somebody accountable," he added.
  • Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Couple Brutalized by Rogue EPA

    03/21/2012 8:16:17 AM PDT · by pabianice · 116 replies
    Now on Fox. SCOTUS has ruled in favor of the couple that bought a house lot and was then fined $ 175,000/day by the loathsome EPA for "disturbing a wetland" that does not exist. Will be fascinating to see if any of the Rancid Media even report this.
  • ATF Managers Lawyer Up, Slam Gun Laws and Still Deny Gunwalking

    03/21/2012 5:07:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | March 21, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    The attorneys of Bill Newell, embattled former ATF Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix Field Division, and David Voth, Supervisor of Phoenix Group VII (the group that carried out Operation Fast and Furious), are accusing Senator Charles Grassley and Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Darrell Issa of making “many inaccurate and harmful statements” and “factual distortions against” their clients. In a letter obtained by Townhall, attorney and former Department of Justice Prosecutor Paul E. Pelletier, representing Newell, writes on behalf his defendant to “correct the factual distortions in your staff’s ‘memorandum.’ To be clear, this faulty memorandum and...
  • When Will Obama Issue Greenhouse-Gas Rules?

    03/21/2012 5:05:08 AM PDT · by EBH · 26 replies · 1+ views
    National Journal ^ | 3/19/12 | Olga Belogolova
    Many Insiders contended that the White House, in weighing the political implications of issuing these rules, will wait for a less turbulent political environment to move forwardafter the November election passes. OMB is going to hold on to the [regulations] until after the election. No matter what the [regulations] say, they are going to send shock waves through the important Rust Belt states. To release [them] earlier would be a certain self-imposed wound, one Insider said. Some Insiders maintained that Obama already handed a victory to his environmental base when he rejected a permit for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline...
  • Absolutely AppallingObama Uses Banks to Control Catholic Church

    03/20/2012 1:57:45 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 26 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3-20-12 | Andrea Ryan
    A core component of Marxism is to destroy organized religion. So, Obamas new attack on the Catholic Church should be no surprise. First, it was the unprecedented effort to destroy the churchs rights of religious conscience through a contraception benefit mandate. Now, Obama is abusing the power of the Executive Branch by using the banks to control the Catholic Church. Following up on his directive to put the Vatican on the Money Laundering List, Obama is, now, meting out his punishment. Via The Blaze,(Excerpt) JPMorgan Chase is shutting down the Vaticans bank account with its Milan branch due to a...
  • Illinois Deputy Threatens To Add Man To Terrorist Watch List For Photographing Train

    03/20/2012 12:23:34 PM PDT · by Altariel · 14 replies
    Pixiq.com ^ | March 18, 2012 | Carlos Miller
    A man who was taking pictures near a train track in Illinois was confronted by a sheriffs deputy who informed him that he was breaking the law, so therefore he had no choice but to report the photographer to Homeland Security.The photographer, who describes himself as a disabled war veteran and former state worker, was left wondering if the deputy had any legal basis for adding him to a terrorist watch list.The photographer, who goes by RustyBug, posted his story on Fred Mirandas site last week where it has generated considerable discussion.RustyBug, who never states which sheriffs department harassed him,...
  • Guest Post: Welcome To The Predatory State of California--Even If You Don't Live There

    03/20/2012 10:10:39 AM PDT · by bkopto · 29 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | March 20, 2012 | Tyler Durden
    Correspondent R.T. is a retired accountant who has resided in Arizona since 2001. Prior to 2001, he resided in California. On March 14, he received a letter from the California Franchise Tax Board (the agency that collects income taxes) claiming that he owed $1,343 for the tax year 2006. This was the first notification he'd ever received of this claim. This was an interesting claim given that R.T.: -- Did not reside in California in 2006 -- Did not file a State income tax return in California in 2006 -- Did not have any outstanding tax issues with California in...
  • The Latest Effort in Global Taxation

    03/20/2012 10:11:15 AM PDT · by 92nina · 8 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-03-19 | Kelsey Zahourek
    The prospect of instituting a global tax in some form or another is constantly rearing its ugly head. Bill Gates can often be heard advocating for global taxes on financial transactions, aviation, and energy. There are even serious talks of a U.N takeover of the Internet. The latest foray into global taxation is calls by international organizations and the WHO to institute a global tax on tobacco products through the Solidarity Tobacco Contribution to fund international projects aimed at alleviating global poverty. The level of taxation would depend on the wealth of the country, meaning the U.S. would be hit...
  • The Obama Administration: All Your Privacy And All Your Stuff Belong To Us (Wake up America!)

    03/19/2012 7:33:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Did you know that the federal government claims that it can take away your constitutional rights any time that it wants to? Over the past several decades, there have been an endless parade of laws and executive orders that have been slowly and methodically carving up our rights under the U.S. Constitution. Most Americans are not even aware of the "creeping totalitarianism" that is happening. Most Americans just trust the "authorities" when they tell us that certain things "must be done" in order to keep us all safe. But even if we gave up all of our privacy, even if...
  • Why Did The DHS Just Order 450 Million Rounds Of .40 Caliber Ammunition?

    03/18/2012 7:35:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 130 replies · 1+ views
    word press ^ | 3/18/12 | The Centrist Point
    The Intel Hub alerts us to a shocking new defense contract entered by the Department of Homeland Security to secure a massive amount of ammunition, with the option for infinite supply, infinite delivery. ATK Awarded Contract to Supply 450 Million Rounds of .40 Caliber Ammunition to the Department of Homeland Security ATK has secured a major Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity deal to supply up to 450 million rounds of .40 caliber ammunition to the Department of Homeland Security. The 1 year contract with four option years comes at a time when many Americans believe that DHS, along with certain aspects of...
  • Obama's Executive Order Authorizes Peacetime Martial Law

    03/19/2012 5:35:58 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 107 replies · 2+ views
    New American ^ | 3-18-12 | Joe Wolverton, II
    President Barack Obama issued an Executive Order on March 16 giving the White House absolute control over all the countrys natural resources in case of a natural disaster or during a time of war. In the order, the National Defense Resources Preparedness Order, the President granted to himself the authority to approve the dispensing of all domestic energy, production, transportation, food, and water supplies as he deems necessary to protect national security. Despite the national defense hurdle that ostensibly must be jumped in order for the order to take effect, the text of the document itself does not limit implementation...
  • Read an excerpt from Grover G. Norquist and John R. Lott Jr.'s new book -- 'Debacle'

    03/18/2012 8:15:49 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 15, 2012 | John R. Lott Jr. and Grover G. Norquist Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/03/15/read-e
    Editor's note: FoxNews.com is pleased to present an excerpt from "Debacle: Obama's War on Jobs and Growth and What We Can Do Now to Regain Our Future " the new book by Grover G. Norquist and FoxNews.com contributor John R. Lott Jr. Chapter 3: The Stimulus Made Things Worse What Was Promised Matt Lauer: At some point will you say, Wait a minute, weve spent this amount of money. Were not seeing the results. Weve got to change course dramatically? . . . President Obama: Look, Im at the start of my administration . . . And . . ....
  • The Vetting - Holder 1995: We Must 'Brainwash' People on Guns

    Breitbart.com has uncovered video from 1995 of then-U.S. Attorney Eric Holder announcing a public campaign to "really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way." Holder was addressing the Woman's National Democratic Club. In his remarks, broadcast by CSPAN 2, he explained that he intended to use anti-smoking campaigns as his model to "change the hearts and minds of people in Washington, DC" about guns.
  • Executive Order: National Defense Resources Preparedness

    03/16/2012 11:06:46 PM PDT · by ebshumidors · 440 replies
    The White House ^ | 3/16/12 | The White House
    The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release March 16, 2012 Executive Order -- National Defense Resources Preparedness EXECUTIVE ORDER NATIONAL DEFENSE RESOURCES PREPAREDNESS By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (50 U.S.C. App. 2061 et seq.), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States, it is hereby ordered as follows: PART I - PURPOSE, POLICY, AND IMPLEMENTATION Section 101. Purpose....
  • Obama signed a new Exec. Order in the night that allows him to take over all libertys 3/16/12

    03/18/2012 8:06:07 AM PDT · by angelcindy · 124 replies · 3+ views
    Tea Party.Org ^ | Americanmom
    The Exec.Order allows the nationalization of pretty much the entire USA even in peacetime if he desires. They can, under this order, restrict civilian travel by any mode, including (probably) foot travel. They can ration food. They can restrict water usage, even from private wells. They can ration any and all drugs, including OTC and vitamins. They can collectivize farms. They can take over all energy production, including home solar units. It also allows for drafting civilians. If they have need of your skills, they can compel you to work for no compensation. All this not in a time of...
  • Court weighs making health coverage a fact of life

    03/17/2012 10:59:05 AM PDT · by redreno · 14 replies
    AP ^ | 03/17/2012 | By CONNIE CASS
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Death, taxes and now health insurance? Having a medical plan or else paying a fine is about to become another certainty of American life, unless the Supreme Court says no. People are split over the wisdom of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, but they are nearly united against its requirement that everybody have insurance. The mandate is intensely unpopular even though more than 8 in 10 people in the United States already are covered by workplace plans or government programs such as Medicare. When the insurance obligation kicks in, not even two years from now, most...
  • Why Healthcare Mandate is not legally warranted while Car Insurance is (Vanity)

    03/17/2012 10:45:17 AM PDT · by God-fear-republican · 39 replies · 1+ views
    March 17, 2012 | God-fear-republican
    Why Healthcare Mandate is not legally warranted while Car Insurance is (Vanity) 1.Car insurance or medical liability insurance is required before you take a risky action to fulfill your obligation in case of wrong doing or causing damage to other people. Otherwise, the burden will be imposed to the society unfairly. 2. Healthcare mandate requires one paying for something which can be considered morally but not legally responsible for because of the absence of wrong doings. 3.Taking care citizens especially one in need is the responsibility and function of a government and its elected leaders, not mandatory on individual citizens....
  • Father arrested for girl's picture of toy gun

    03/15/2012 6:39:49 PM PDT · by Wicket · 40 replies · 3+ views
    Calgary Herald ^ | 2/25/2012 | Thandi Fletcher, Postmedia News
    Daddy, are you mad at me? Those were the first words out of the mouth of a scared little girl to her father when he was released this week after being charged with possession of a firearm because of a picture she drew at school of a man holding a gun - which turned out to be a toy. . . "The kids were scared," said Thaler. "It is a four-year-old that we're taking the information from, but the fact is that this disclosure was very descriptive and very alarming to the officers investigating this." It was a typical day...
  • Government's Pot of Gold Grows on St. Patrick's Day

    03/16/2012 7:43:47 AM PDT · by 92nina
    Cost of Government Center ^ | 2012-03-13 | [Staff]
    St. Patricks Day is celebrated by an estimated 127.5 million people in the United States, all of whom must first pay a heavy price to government for partaking in the Irish revelry. This year, the cost of celebrating St. Patricks Day is driven up by government by 29.9 percent. Every tradition of the holiday carries a reminder that taxpayers luck has run out when it comes to the cost of government: Religious practices, parades, beverages consumed, decorations hung, special meals made and celebratory clothing donned are all targets of government taxation. These traditions are all subject to forms of income...
  • Health department raids community picnic and destroys all food with bleach

    03/15/2012 4:06:09 PM PDT · by Sopater · 124 replies
    We were told our food was unfit for consumption and demanded that we call off the event... Quail Farm The evening was everything I had dreamed and hoped it would be. The weather was perfect, the farm was filled with friends and guests roaming around talking about organic, sustainable farming practices. Our guests were excited to spend an evening together. The food was prepared exquisitely. The long dinner table, under the direction of dear friends, was absolutely stunningly beautiful. The music was superb. The stars were bright and life was really good. And then, for a few moments, it felt...
  • Can the Secret Service Tell You To Shut Up?

    03/15/2012 11:57:06 AM PDT · by America_Right · 64 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 15, 2012 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    Last week, President Obama signed into law the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011. This law permits Secret Service agents to designate any place they wish as a place where free speech, association and petition of the government are prohibited. And it permits the Secret Service to make these determinations based on the content of speech. Thus, federal agents whose work is to protect public officials and their friends may prohibit the speech and the gatherings of folks who disagree with those officials or permit the speech and the gatherings of those who would praise them, even...
  • API: Proposed EPA Emission Rules Will Reduce Shale Gas Drilling

    03/15/2012 12:18:03 PM PDT · by thackney · 21 replies
    Rig Zone ^ | March 15, 2012 | Karen Boman
    Proposed regulations by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reduce air emissions from hydraulic fracturing operations would drastically reduce shale gas drilling by 31 percent to 52 percent, or 12,700 to 21,400 wells, over the 2012 to 2015 time period, according to a study by the American Petroleum Institute (API). The API study also found that: 5.8 to 7.0 quadrillion Btu (Quads) of otherwise economic unconventional natural gas would not be developed and produced by 2015, a 9 percent to 11 percent reduction 1.8 billion barrels of otherwise economic unconventional liquids would not be developed and produced by 2015,...
  • This Weeks Nanny State Breakdown

    03/15/2012 11:32:21 AM PDT · by 92nina · 11 replies
    Cost of Government Center ^ | 2012-03-09 | [Staff]
    Whether it is trying to implement a 21st century prohibition, or limit your salt intake, the nanny state has been launching attacks on all fronts in 2012. Running out of things to control and regulate, big brothers efforts has reached new levels of lunacy. Here's a glance at the state of the Nanny State [last] week: D.C. city councilman Jack Evans has introduced new regulations and tax hikes for food trucks. The proposal includes a 10 percent tax increase on all consumer purchases. The bill is expected to pass and should be implemented by October 1st of this year. Food...
  • Man shot by Washington County tactical officers was armed, thought intruder was on his property,

    03/15/2012 10:14:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 215 replies
    oregonlive.com ^ | 14 March, 2012 | Maxine Bernstein
    The man shot by Washington County tactical officers in New Columbia Tuesday night had grabbed a gun because he thought intruders were on his property after his wife had checked on their barking dog in their backyard and saw a stranger in dark clothing. Alberto Flores-Haro, according to relatives and witnesses, did not know that the men surrounding his home and neighborhood Tuesday night were authorities approaching to raid a residence just a few doors down from his home in the 9500 block of North Woolsey Avenue. "There was someone in our backyard, and my mom called our stepdad," said...
  • Citizen Dave: Idea of the Week... ban handguns and automatic weapons(WI barf alert)

    03/14/2012 6:51:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    isthmus.com ^ | 13 March, 2012 | Dave Cieslewicz
    Last week it happened again. Another school. Another disturbed young person. Another needless firearm legally purchased. Another good person dead as a result. Last Tuesday, a 28 year-old former Spanish teacher named Shane Schumerth walked into the office of Dale Regan, the principal of the school where he had been recently fired, pulled out an AK-47 assault rifle and killed her before committing suicide. A week earlier, T.J. Lane, a 17 year-old Ohio boy, took out his .22 semi-automatic pistol and killed three people and injured two more. And the week before that, a third-grader grabs the family's legally bought...
  • Risky Business: ExIm is Banking on Short Memories

    03/14/2012 12:42:52 PM PDT · by 92nina
    ATR ^ | 2012-03-13 | Paul Petrick and Kelsey Zahourek
    On September 30, 2011, the Export-Import (ExIm) Banks renewable charter expired, but bureaucratic resiliency has been reaffirmed once again. This state-run financial institution is the rent-seekers dream, funneling taxpayer dollars to politically-connected interests. Kept alive via continuing resolutions, the ExIm Bank now seeks a full resurrection with the help of a bipartisan cadre of congressman. Founded in 1934, the ExIm Bank operates under a contradictory dual mandate of providing loans that the private sector deemed too risky to make while guaranteeing taxpayers a reasonable rate of return. Americas experience with subprime mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac exposed the...
  • Vermont Wants to Investigate O'Keefe, Not Voter Fraud

    03/14/2012 11:54:52 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 25 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com/ ^ | 03/14/2012 | Charles C. Johnson
    Vermont Secretary of State James Condos is threatening videographer James O'Keefe with criminal investigation for his Project Veritas expos of voter fraud in the state. Ironically, Condos would have made it far easier to commit the very fraud that O'Keefe's investigation has suggested may be possible at the polls. As a state senator, Condos pushed for same-day registration voting. "We are all concerned about maximizing the number of voters with an election that has integrity," Condos told The Burlington Free Press on February 14, 2005. "There is a lot of trust in our system," Condos told The Free Press on...
  • Florida Carry Sues the City of Leesburg FL

    03/14/2012 11:53:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 March, 2012 | Florida Carry
    Florida - -(Ammoland.com)- Leesburg FL (March 14th, 2012) As was reported in December, the City of Leesburg, FL has decided to stick by its anti-gun laws in direct defiance of state law and their own city charter. Leesburg City Manager Jay Evans has flatly refused our requests that the city repeal its firearm ordinances, in compliance with state preemption of firearms law. City Manager Evans stated that: Any action taken in the future regarding the existence of these laws in our Code of Ordinances will be done at the discretion, pleasure, and timing of the Leesburg City Commission. The City...
  • Scott family drops lawsuit against Metro Police over Costco killing

    03/14/2012 6:52:04 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 25 replies
    Las Vefas Sun ^ | 14 mar 2012 | Gregan Wingert
    After nearly two years of legal proceedings, the family of Erik Scott a 38-year-old who was shot and killed at a Costco store by police on July 10, 2010 has dropped its lawsuit against Metro Police. The family agreed to drop the suit as long as Metro agreed not to pursue reimbursement for legal fees, police said. It just made no sense to continue with this lawsuit, said Bill Scott, father of Erik Scott. Were extremely disappointed. Officers fired at Scott after he failed to surrender at a Costco at 801 South Pavilion Center Drive in Summerlin, police...
  • Florida Veterans Demand Democrat Party Remove American Flag Altered With Obamas Image

    03/14/2012 4:48:17 AM PDT · by blueyon · 81 replies · 1+ views
    Florida Political Press ^ | 3/13/2012 | Tom Tillison
    After a short stand off between a group of veterans and the head of the Lake County, FL Democrat Party, an American flag that had been altered to depict an image of Barack Obama in the space where the stars are normally located was taken down. The Lake County Democratic Headquarters in Tavares has been flying two American flags outside their office. The first an American Flag and the second the altered flag. flagobamaA veterans group arrived late this afternoon with the media in tow and demanded that the second flag be taken down. Don Van Beck, executive director of...
  • Attorney General Eric Holder is a disgrace

    03/13/2012 10:56:17 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    BG Daily News ^ | March 13, 2012 | Rich Lowry
    For Attorney General Eric Holder, life must present a hellish vista of pervasive racist practices. Wherever he goes, people are required to show identification. When cashing a check. When signing up for a library card. When boarding a plane. When entering certain office buildings. When checking into hotels. When (in the case of the youthful-looking) buying a beer or cigarettes, or entering a bar. The tyranny of the photo ID is so all-encompassing that people cant enter Holders own Justice Department without showing one. Holder is outraged that in a nation where requests for photo ID are ubiquitous, more and...
  • Regulation Nation: New study finds Obamas regs cost $46 billion a year

    03/13/2012 8:40:15 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/13/12 | Paul Bedard
    Some 10,215 new federal regulations from the Obama administration are costing consumers, businesses and the economy overall $46 billion annually, more than five times the regulatory price tag of former President Bush in his first three years in office. Worse: just implementing those regulations had a one-time additional cost of $11 billion, according to a Heritage Foundation analysis provided to Washington Secrets.
  • Up against the Wall! Should district be allowed to demand middle-schooler's Facebook password?

    03/13/2012 5:03:05 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 120 replies
    msnbc ^ | 3/13/2012 | Bob Sullivan
    A 12-year-old Minnesota girl was reduced to tears while school officials and a police officer rummaged through her private Facebook postings after forcing her to surrender her password, an ACLU lawsuit alleges. The claims are the latest in a string of tales showing that even password-protected, private online activities might not be safe from curious government agencies and schools. (See last weeks story) The girl, whose identity is withheld in the lawsuit, came home "crying, depressed, angry, scared and embarrassed" after she was intimidated into divulging her login information by a school counselor and a deputy sheriff, who arrived in...
  • Obama admin list Vatican as 'potential money-laundering center'

    03/12/2012 1:28:22 PM PDT · by blueyon · 15 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 3/9/2012 | By Catholic Online
    It isn't, but the US State Department has listed it anyway. The US State Department has added an unlikely name to the list of countries that are considered money-laundering centers - the Vatican. The listing was published Wednesday in the 2012 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report, and lists 190 countries. WASHINGTON, DC (Catholic Online) - The list is divided into three categories, primary concern, concern, and monitored. The Vatican has been listed with 67 other countries which also includes Poland, Egypt, Ireland, Hungary, and Chile. A State Department official did confess that the Vatican had recently established programs to prevent...
  • Obama Administration Blocks Law Requiring Texas Residents to Show Photo ID Before Voting

    03/12/2012 9:04:52 AM PDT · by Sleeping Freeper · 142 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 3-12-12
    The Justice Department is objecting to a new photo ID law in Texas for voters, saying the state has failed to demonstrate that the the law is not discriminatory by design against Hispanic voters. The department's head of the civil rights division, Tom Perez, wrote a a six-page letter to Texas' director of elections saying that Texas has not "sustained its burden" under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act to show that the new law will not have a discriminatory effect on minority voters. About 11 percent of Hispanic voters reportedly lack state-issued identification. Perez wrote that while the...
  • Study: County firefighters average compensation dips to $175,000 from $189,000

    03/08/2012 5:58:18 PM PST · by redreno · 21 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Thursday, March 8, 2012 | 4:18 p.m. | By Joe Schoenmann (contact)
    A new employee compensation study by Clark County administrators shows average firefighter compensation dipped to $175,000 in 2011 from about $189,000 in fiscal year 2010. Almost all of the decline stems from a drop in overtime pay to firefighters. During the last two years, overtime compensation for firefighters fell from $17.4 million in 2009 to $10.5 million in 2011. In 2009, overtime made up 24 percent of a firefighters' wages; in 2011, it made up 15 percent.
  • Can the President Kill You?

    03/08/2012 11:34:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 8, 2012 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    Can the president kill an American simply because the person is dangerous and his arrest would be impractical? Can the president be judge, jury and executioner of an American in a foreign country because he believes that would keep America safe? Can Congress authorize the president to do this? Earlier this week, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder attempted to justify presidential killing in a speech at Northwestern University law school. In it, he recognized the requirement of the Fifth Amendment for due process. He argued that the president may substitute the traditionally understood due process -- a public jury...
  • FCC Considers Granting Police the Authority to Shut Down Cell Phone Networks

    03/08/2012 3:55:59 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 119 replies
    The Intel Hub ^ | 6 March 2012 | IntelHub
    The FCC is currently seeking public comments on whether or not it is appropriate and feasible to grant local police forces the power to shut down mobile phone networks.The request for the publics input comes after BATR officials in San Fransisco shut down cell towers in an attempt to stop a first amendment protected protest for public safety reasons.An article published by CFO World broke down the FCC request in an easy to understand fashion: The FCC asks several questions in its request for comments. Among them: When have government agencies in the U.S. considered interrupting mobile service? When would...
  • Republicans worry about healthcare law repeal's impact on health programs

    03/07/2012 1:59:14 PM PST · by ColdOne · 44 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 3/7/12 | Julian Pecquet
    President Obama's healthcare reform law skews healthcare funding in a way that would put many of the nation's medical programs at risk if the law is repealed, the top Republican on the Senate Appropriations Health subcommittee warned Wednesday. The remarks from Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) are surprising because Republicans - including Shelby - have been calling for the law's repeal ever since it was passed. In his opening statement at a hearing on the Health and Human Services Department's proposed budget for FY 2013, Shelby suggested lawmakers should start taking a hard look at the impact of repealing the law...
  • MILLER: Buying ammunition in D.C.

    03/07/2012 12:50:23 PM PST · by servo1969 · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 27, 2012 | Emily Miller
    In Washington, D.C., it is illegal to posses ammunition if you dont have a gun registered. It is also unlawful to have ammo that is not in the same caliber or gauge as your legal gun. The penalty for holding a round of the wrong caliber is up to a year in jail -- as stiff as the punishment for illegal gun possession. So I was very careful not to buy ammunition before I had my legally registered gun at home. Although I wondered about the purpose of the law. Whats the worst I could do with ammo, but no...
  • Nothing is inalienable

    03/07/2012 5:32:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    humanevents.com ^ | 6 March, 2012 | John Hayward
    On Monday, a U.S. District Court judge struck down a Maryland gun law with a remarkably worded ruling, as related by the Baltimore Sun: In a 23-page memorandum opinion, made public Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Benson E. Legg said a state requirement forcing those applying for a gun-carry permit to show that they have a "good and substantial reason" to do so "impermissibly infringes the right to keep and bear arms," as guaranteed by the Second Amendment. "A citizen may not be required to offer a 'good and substantial reason' why he should be permitted to exercise his rights,"...
  • Obama Mandate Could Fine Religious Groups $2,000 Per Employee

    03/06/2012 4:28:04 PM PST · by wagglebee · 46 replies
    Life News ^ | 3/6/12 | Steven Ertelt
    The new Obama mandate that requires religious groups to pay for birth control and drugs that may cause abortions for their employees could result in fines as much as $2,000 per employee or $100 each day if they refuse to comply.Recently, Republicans in Congress asked the Congressional Research Service to examine the new mandate and the consequences for employers that do not want to follow it because it would violate their consciences and CRS issued a document finding noncompliant employers could face federal fines of $100 per day per employee.If a group health plan or health insurance issuer failed to...
  • Judge in voter ID case signed Walker recall petition [WI]

    03/06/2012 3:16:03 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 35 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 3/6/2012, Updated: 4:53 p.m | Daniel Bice
    Dane County Circuit Judge David Flanagan, who granted a temporary injunction against Wisconsin's new voter identification law, signed a petition urging the recall of Gov. Scott Walker. *** His clerk called back to say Flanagan would only answer questions submitted in writing at the courthouse. State Republican Party spokesman Ben Sparks said his party will be filing a complaint with the state Judicial Commission asking it to investigate why Flanagan did not recuse himself. "The very fact that Dane County Judge David Flanagan signed a petition to recall Governor Walker calls today's court proceedings regarding Wisconsin's voter ID law into...
  • White House follows EUs lead with new Internet rules of the road

    03/06/2012 12:50:56 PM PST · by ColdOne · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/5/12 | Gene J. Koprowski
    This administrations proposal asks Congress to codify the new rights, which include granting the federal government more police power. The Federal Trade Commission would be empowered with direct enforcement authority to ensure consumer data privacy, according to the strategy. Overall, the Obama proposal includes seven principles to protect consumer privacy online, White House aides told reporters last week in a telephone briefing. The proposed rules would also include an enforceable code of conduct that Internet companies would have to comply with, or face litigation or civil penalties, under the expanded FTC power. That agencys power is currently more limited. A...
  • Anti-Gun Bills Make Way Through Illinois Legislature

    03/06/2012 7:14:49 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    opposingviews.com ^ | 5 March, 2012 | John Velleco
    Flurry of Anti-gun Bills Saturates the Illinois Legislature -- But one bill would repeal the FOID card! As you are probably aware, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is pressing for increased gun controls in Springfield. According to press reports in the state, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently called for a mandatory gun registration with a $65 fee [which] would pay for improving a background-checking system that has failed to process 100,000 mental health records. Of course, including mental health records in the background check means that more military veterans who are suffering from PTSD will be denied their firearms rights. This...
  • MittvMitt: The story of two men trapped in one body (DNC attack on UNELECTABLE Mitt is Devastating)

    03/06/2012 8:24:17 AM PST · by xzins · 91 replies
    http://www.mittvmitt.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=K9njHHyRI7g (half a million hits and climbing)
  • Critics push to get Limbaugh off Armed Forces Radio

    03/05/2012 4:53:34 PM PST · by blueyon · 25 replies
    PilotOnline.Com ^ | 3/05/2012 | Mike Connors
    Critics of conservative host Rush Limbaugh are making a push to get him taken off Armed Forces Radio. A petition on the White House's website requests that Limbaugh's show no longer be aired on the armed forces network, which reaches U.S. troops overseas. As of 7:30 tonight, more than 10,500 people had signed the petition, which was posted to the site Sunday. Limbaugh last week attacked Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke after she testified before Congress in favor of a requirement backed by the Obama administration to require health insurance companies to provide contraception coverage. Limbaugh has since apologized.
  • Priest warns Obama: Better knock the Catholic Church out now - youve awakened the giant

    03/04/2012 7:20:50 PM PST · by Domestic Church · 92 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 03/02/2012 | John-Henry Westen
    Fr. John Hollowells truly amazing monologue needs to be spread far and wide. Its a wake up call, and one of the most encouraging statements Ive heard in a long time. Its a Divine battle cry! The talk heats up after minute 2 where he notes in this talk addressed to Planned Parenthood Pres. Cecile Richards that we have not doubt that in the future Planned Parenthood will be seen as the slave traders, the Nazis, the Communists and all those groups that seek to oppress people. He then warns PP and President Obama: You better knock us out now....
  • Sebelius: Fewer Babies Born Will Save Health Care Costs

    03/04/2012 1:41:08 PM PST · by NYer · 110 replies
    Life News ^ | March 1, 2012 | Andrew Bair
    At a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Secretary of HHS Kathleen Sebelius confirmed the fears of many pro-life advocates who worry that the recent HHS mandate requiring all insurance plans to cover contraception and sterilization, regardless of an employers moral objection, is just the beginning.The same statutory authority of the Administration to mandate contraception could just as easily mandate abortion on demand. The Administration believes in essence that employers are not really paying for contraceptives or abortion since they would be cheaper than providing for prenatal care, childbirth or child care.In an exchange with pro-life Congressman Tim...
  • Report: 'salary spiking' fattens state pensions

    03/03/2012 7:07:26 PM PST · by redreno · 11 replies
    FresnoBee ^ | 03/03/2012 | AP
    LOS ANGELES -- Public employees in several California counties are fattening up their pensions by engaging in "salary spiking" - adding vacation time, educational incentives, car allowances and bonuses to their final retirement salaries, according to an investigation. Partial data from Ventura and Kern counties shows that the practice is draining public pension systems already underfunded by millions of dollars, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday ( http://lat.ms/zFvWyB). CalPers, the state's largest public employee retirement system, banned spiking in 1993 to help control costs. But 20 of California's 58 counties - including Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, Kern and San Diego...