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  • McCarthy faces possible floor fight in speaker bid as conservatives rally around Webster

    10/07/2015 6:14:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 7, 2015 | S.A. Miller & Tom Howell Jr.
    The conservative House Freedom Caucus announced Wednesday that it would back Rep. Daniel Webster to be the next speaker, which would provide enough support to the Republican conference to deny the position to establishment favorite Kevin McCarthy, the current majority leader. Emerging from a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill, conservative lawmakers pledged to present a united front in support of Mr. Webster, Florida Republican, signaling that the same rift in the conference that forced Speaker John A. Boehner to resign would continue to roil the largest Republican majorities in the House since the 1920s. Members of the Freedom Caucus, led...
  • ISIS releases ‘Kill List’ of US cities

    09/20/2015 7:17:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 172 replies
    News Near You ^ | September 20, 2015
    The Pentagon has responded to a globally-released ‘Kill List’, asking law enforcement to give extra protection for military personnel whose personal information was released,News Channel 10 reports. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports the Pentagon spent the weekend notifying the soldiers who appeared on the list, and urged city police departments and military police to increase patrol in the neighborhoods where the targeted live. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) published the list days ago, a report that contained names, photos, and home addresses of U.S. Armed Forces personnel, causing alarm in cities potentially at high-risk....
  • Cruz's second shutdown play rankles fellow Republicans

    09/10/2015 9:24:42 AM PDT · by VinL · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/10/15 | Burgess Everitt
    Ted Cruz says his hard-line strategy to defund Planned Parenthood and risk a government shutdown is about doing the “right thing” and following through on Republicans' vows to conservative voters. But many of his Republican colleagues say it’s really all about Cruz. Even some of his closest allies from past battles— fellow tried and true tea party Republicans like Sen. Mike Lee of Utah — aren’t exactly jumping to join Cruz’s latest crusade. Same goes for Cruz’s onetime allies-turned-presidential rivals, Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Rand Paul of Kentucky. As the Texas Republican prepares for a potentially decisive month...
  • Refugees: Another One for the "Not Our Problem" File

    09/09/2015 7:22:48 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 16 replies
    Townhall ^ | Sept 9, 2015 | Ann Coulter
    Among the benefits of Donald Trump's proposed immigration moratorium is that we won't have to keep importing hordes of Third World "refugees," such as the ones currently swarming across Europe. For decades, the United States has taken in far more refugees than the entire rest of the world combined. Nearly half of the refugees we take in are Muslim. And it's worked out great! Fazliddin Kurbanov, or "Idaho man," as he is dutifully described in the American media, was brought to the U.S. as a refugee in 2009, joining hundreds of other Uzbeks in Boise, Idaho. He came with his...
  • Jim Messina: Obama Insider To Help Social Democrats Challenge Merkel (fixing German elections)

    09/04/2015 9:27:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | September 04, 2015 – 01:13 AM | Veit Medick
    If you ask around about Jim Messina in Washington, you will get an extremely wide range of reactions. Some believe he is brilliant; others think he’s ruthless. But there is one impression that everyone seems to share: “Jim is not afraid of anyone.” That isn’t a bad prerequisite for Messina’s next job. The 45-year-old Democrat, who organized Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign and this year orchestrated British Prime Minister David Cameron’s spectacular, nail-biting win, is now getting into German politics. Messina has agreed to a consulting job in Berlin: He wants to help the center-left Social Democratic Party (SPD) beat...
  • How a Top Obama Crony Moved From Idaho To a $2 Million Washington Estate

    09/04/2015 9:56:31 PM PDT · by This_far · 8 replies ^ | Dec. 23 2014 | Ken Silverstein
    Long before Jim Messina became a trusted aide to President Barack Obama and one of the most powerful men in Washington, he was just a simple boy from Boise. Now, after working in politics for just over a decade, he lives in a lavish D.C. estate. How this happened is a classic Washington Cinderella story. Raised in Idaho by a single mother, Messina moved to Washington in 1995, in his mid-20s, to take a job as a legislative aide for Max Baucus, the conservative Democratic senator from Montana (now ambassador to China). Baucus supported George W. Bush-era personal and corporate...
  • Worldview: A shocking silence on ISIS's sex slavery

    08/31/2015 10:24:17 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Inquirer ^ | August 30, 2015 | Trudy Rubin
    One of the most heinous of the endless war crimes of the Islamic State has been the systematic rape of thousands of young girls and women - who are sold as sex slaves. Most of the victims come from the Yazidi religious minority, labeled nonbelievers by ISIS. They were captured when ISIS invaded northern Iraq last year and wiped out their communities. But one of the sex slaves was a fresh-faced blond American, a 25-year-old aid worker who was captured in Syria in August 2013. Kayla Mueller was chained in a room and raped for months by the leader of...
  • Fargo, ND (and everywhere else) to be slammed with new refugees in next seven weeks

    08/08/2015 7:48:40 AM PDT · by george76 · 55 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | August 7, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    Why the next seven weeks? Because fiscal year 2015 ends on September 30th and the settlers in the US State Department and in their contracting agencies want to hit the Obama target of 70,000 for the year and they have (as of July 31), 18,470 more to go! Actually that 70,000 figure that Obama announced in his Presidential Determination Letter to Congress last September is meant to be a ceiling, not a goal that they necessarily have to hit. However, since the contractors are paid by the head and they have salaries and office overhead to pay, they always try...
  • EPA says new clean water rules are still in effect even though judge suspended them

    08/29/2015 5:06:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/30/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The very same crew which recently dumped three million gallons of toxic sludge out of an abandoned mine and turned the Animas River in Colorado the color of a yellow banded poison dart frog for roughly a week has just issued a whole new set of rules to “protect” small pools of water. They would also like you to know that these rules are going into effect even though a federal judge put them on hold in 13 states, too. This new batch of regulations is going to “protect” bodies of water which may include the ditch in front...
  • Twin Falls, ID: Article tells us why you must demand answers BEFORE refugees begin arriving

    08/30/2015 10:06:00 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | August 30, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    of course the trick will be trying to figure that out! Twin Falls, Idaho has developed a very active and competent ‘Pocket of Resistance’ in spite of the local media’s effort to denigrate opponents of the UN/US State Department plan to further seed the community with third world refugees. This round of controversy began in earnest back in April when the local resettlement contractor bragged to the media that Syrian (mostly Muslim) refugees were coming to Idaho. ... Once they get a program up and running in your town, it becomes almost impossible to shutter it later because they are...
  • Judge blocks Obama EPA rule as federal power grab over state waters

    08/27/2015 2:44:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 27, 2015 | James MacPherson - Associated Press
    BISMARCK, N.D. — A federal judge in North Dakota on Thursday blocked a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some state waterways. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson of North Dakota issued a temporary injunction against a the rule, which gives the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers authority to protect some streams, tributaries and wetlands under the Clean Water Act. The rule was scheduled to take effect Friday. “The risk of irreparable harm to the states is both imminent and likely,” Judge Erickson said in blocking the rule from taking effect....
  • Crowd gathers for Rand Paul rally at BSU, some with Trump on their minds... [Idaho]

    08/28/2015 5:16:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Spokesman-Review's Eye On Boise Blog ^ | August 27, 2015 | Betsy Z. Russell
    People are gathering in the BSU Student Union for Rand Paul’s rally this morning, which has been moved to the Hatch Ballroom from the smaller Barnwell Room. The 258 chairs are mostly full, and a few are starting to gather in standing room in the back for the “Stand With Rand” rally. The audience appears to be mostly students, along with a mix of other Boiseans. Linda Pfister, a Boise retiree, said, “I’ve been a Rand Paul supporter for quite some time now. I think if anybody can get rid of the trash in Washington, D.C., I think he can.”...
  • More PC BS- Wilder school forces student to remove Confederate flag from truck

    08/24/2015 5:25:07 PM PDT · by MatthewQuigley · 11 replies
    KIVI TV- Boise ^ | 8/24/15 | KIVI TV
    kivitv- Boise Wilder school forces student to remove Confederate flag from truck By Lacey Darrow. CREATED 4:31 PM - UPDATED: 4:50 PM WILDER, Idaho (KIVI)— A battle is brewing over a high school student's Confederate flag in Wilder. Jordan Beattie is a student at Cossa Academy in Wilder and thought a Confederate flag given to him as a gift from his girlfriend was simply a gesture of love. Beattie drove to school with the flag hung up on his truck when he was called to the school office and was informed he was forbidden to fly the flag. The school...
  • Small Town Resists Federal Gun Control, Shows the Path Forward for Liberty

    08/19/2015 2:22:09 PM PDT · by all the best · 12 replies
    Tenth Amendment Center ^ | August 19, 2015 | Shane Trejo
    Everyday Americans, state lawmakers and local officials recently came together to protect a veteran threatened with having his guns confiscated by the feds. The peaceful demonstration shows exactly what happens when people stand up against the federal government – it backs down. Although the federal government likes to gives off the impression that its authority is supreme, all it takes is a small group of folks saying no to them to show that’s not the case. A Breitbart report elaborates on how resistance effectively worked in Idaho: On August 6, residents and Bonner County Sheriff Daryl Wheeler lined up outside...
  • Woman uses New York Reload on Grizzly in Idaho

    08/19/2015 10:29:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 59 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Some people say the fastest way to continue firing when your gun runs dry is to grab another gun.  It is called a "New York reload".  It happened to a woman protecting her children in northern Idaho, not far from the scene of the famous Ruby Ridge case.   The blue arrow points to Moyie Springs, where Barbara Casey shot the grizzly bear.  The Ruby Ridge shootings occurred near the red arrow about 15 miles SouthWest. Barbara Casey did not want to shoot a grizzly bear.  She wanted to scare it off her property, and she almost succeeded.  She...
  • Home > U.S. Bear Pokes Its Head Through Cat Door in Latest Break-In at Idaho Home

    08/16/2015 6:43:06 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 101 replies
    ABCNews ^ | Aug 15, 2015 | EMILY SHAPIRO
    Bears have become frequent uninvited guests at Doug Harder's Sandpoint, Idaho, home. In May, these three bears set up shop on the second-floor deck outside his condo. Harder found teeth marks in empty soda cans and scratches on the side of the building.
  • GUN-CONFISCATION Fears Lead to Protest in Northern Idaho

    08/06/2015 10:57:50 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 6 replies
    AP ^ | August 6, 2015, 7:54 EDT | Kimberlee Kruesi
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A group of residents in northern Idaho lined up outside a U.S. Navy veteran's house on Thursday to protest claims that federal officials are planning on confiscating the man's weapons. Idaho Republican state Rep. Heather Scott of Blanchard said the Veteran Affairs office has sent a letter to John Arnold of Priest River warning him that he cannot possess or purchase firearms. The protest -spearheaded by Scott- attracted roughly 100 people. Among them were Bonner County Sheriff Daryl Wheeler, who promised to stand guard against any federal attempts to remove Arnold's guns, and Republican Washington state...

    08/06/2015 10:52:59 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 70 replies
    AP ^ | Aug 6, 2015 | BY KIMBERLEE KRUESI
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A group of residents in northern Idaho lined up outside a U.S. Navy veteran's house on Thursday to protest claims that federal officials are planning on confiscating the man's weapons. Idaho Republican state Rep. Heather Scott of Blanchard said the Veteran Affairs office has sent a letter to John Arnold of Priest River warning him that he cannot possess or purchase firearms. The protest -spearheaded by Scott- attracted roughly 100 people. Among them were Bonner County Sheriff Daryl Wheeler, who promised to stand guard against any federal attempts to remove Arnold's guns, and Republican Washington state...
  • Idaho Muslim wanted to detonate bomb at park during July 4 celebration

    07/27/2015 11:14:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 7/27/15 | Robert Spencer
    Boise, Idaho. Did the citizens of Boise “provoke” Fazliddin Kurbanov? Did they draw cartoons of Muhammad? Did they “poke Muslims in the eye”? “Informant: Terrorism suspect named Boise as possible attack target,” by Katie Terhune, KTVB, July 27, 2015: BOISE –A confidential FBI source testified Monday that Boise may have been among the intended targets of terrorism suspect Fazliddin Kurbanov. The informant met Kurbanov in January 2013 at a truck-driving school in Salt Lake City, Utah. The suspect had gone there in hopes of getting a job, while the informant had been planted in the class by the FBI. The...
  • Bush, Clinton Lead Presidential Poll but Trump, Sanders Close (Idaho)

    07/13/2015 11:24:51 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Magic Valley ^ | 7/13/15 | NATHAN BROWN
    The latest presidential poll in Idaho shows Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton at the head of the Republican and Democratic fields, respectively, but Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are relatively close seconds. The poll of 610 Idahoans by Dan Jones and Associates, also doesn't give anybody much cause for comfort — Clinton, who did the best in the poll, only had 19 percent support, and the number of undecideds is still high, on the Democratic side especially. Also, more Republicans have declared their candidacies since the poll was taken between June 17 and July 1 — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker...
  • Idaho refugee center targeted by closure campaign over extremism fears

    07/01/2015 8:15:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    al Reuters ^ | July 1, 2015 | Laura Zuckerman
    A long-standing refugee welcoming center in conservative Idaho has found itself at the center of a campaign by adversaries seeking to force it closed, citing fears that the immigrants it hosts could include Islamist extremists. The backlash comes amid an uptick in anti-Islamic protests and advertising campaigns in the United States, including a high profile May rally outside an Arizona mosque that saw more than 200 protesters, some armed, berate Islam and its Prophet Mohammad. The newly formed Idaho group, whose 100 members plan a door-to-door information drive in July to win support for closing the refugee center in Twin...
  • Hundreds of Muslim refugees headed to Idaho

    05/01/2015 12:22:00 PM PDT · by detective · 64 replies
    WND ^ | 04/30/2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Syrian refugees, shown here at a protest rally, will soon be coming to American cities. The multicultural transformation of Idaho will continue with a planned infusion of hundreds of refugees from Muslim countries over the next one to three years.
  • 10/20/2014: Idaho city’s ordinance tells pastors to marry gays or go to jail

    06/29/2015 1:11:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 20, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Coeur d‘Alene, Idaho, city officials have laid down the law to Christian pastors within their community, telling them bluntly via an ordinance that if they refuse to marry homosexuals, they will face jail time and fines. The dictate comes on the heels of a legal battle with Donald and Evelyn Knapp, ordained ministers who own the Hitching Post wedding chapel in the city, but who oppose gay marriage, The Daily Caller reported. A federal judge recently ruled that the state’s ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional, while the city of Coeur d‘Alene has an ordinance that prevents discrimination based on...
  • Telling On Themselves: Rural Cleansing in Idaho and Montana

    06/27/2015 9:55:40 PM PDT · by MarMema · 68 replies
    the daily herb ^ | june 2015 | poet herbalist
    I just love it when someone slips up, and tells us country folk what’s really being planned for us. Rural cleansing is the purposeful removal of rural citizens from the countryside and the relocation of rural populations into urban areas. Many public officials and media pundits scoff at the mere suggestion that rural cleansing is taking place, but the problem, you see, is that there are people who have inadvertently left tell-tale clues we can use to piece together things for ourselves. One of the most startling clues I’ve run across lately comes from a July 1, 1998 newspaper article...
  • Lyons: Democrats Underestimate Scott Walker at their Own Peril

    06/19/2015 1:28:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Twin Falls Times Idaho ^ | June 18, 2015 | Gene Lyons
    Economically speaking, all 237 GOP presidential candidates are selling the same Magic Beans. Everybody knows the script. Tax cuts for wealthy “job creators” bring widespread prosperity. Top off Scrooge McDuck’s bullion pool, and the benefits flow outward to everybody else. The economy surges, budget deficits melt away, and the song of the turtledove will be heard in the land. Almost needless to say, these “supply side” miracles have never actually happened in the visible world. State budget debacles in Kansas and Louisiana only signify the latest failures of right-wing dogma. Hardly anybody peddling Magic Beans actually believes in them anymore....
  • Remote Idaho school buys guns to enhance safety

    06/06/2015 1:58:17 PM PDT · by PROCON · 9 replies
    AP ^ | June 6, 2015 | Associated Press
    A tiny school district in Idaho far removed from law enforcement has purchased firearms and trained a handful of staff to use them should the same school shooting rampage that has occurred across the country take place. It takes at least 45 minutes for officers to reach the Garden Valley School District -- a district made up of less than 300 students all taught under the same building -- where limited funds have prevented the school from being able to afford hiring police officers to patrol the building during school hours. Police often request schools to help offset the costs...
  • Ruling on Idaho Abortion Law Could Jeopardize Other States' Laws

    06/01/2015 3:41:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies ^ | june 1. 2015 | Katie Shepherd
    Three federal judges have unanimously struck down an Idaho law that banned abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. A panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a previous ruling by the U.S. District Court for Idaho, which also found portions of the law unconstitutional. Jennie McCormack, the plaintiff in the case, was arrested in 2011 for taking a pack of five pills she had obtained through the Internet to end a pregnancy. Police in Pocatello had learned through a tip that she had taken the pills to induce an abortion. Surgical abortions were not available in southeast...
  • Court nixes Idaho's 20-week abortion ban

    05/30/2015 7:59:40 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies ^ | 05/29/15 | Peter Sullivan
    A federal appeals court on Friday struck down an Idaho law banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, ruling the law unconstitutional. The ruling comes a few weeks after the U.S. House passed legislation that would ban abortions after the same timespan, sending it to the Senate. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said Idaho's law violates Supreme Court precedent protecting abortions up to the point of viability for a fetus, which has been considered to be around 24 weeks. Courts have struck down such bans before. In 2013, the 9th Circuit also ruled an Arizona ban on abortions after...
  • Court nixes Idaho's 20-week abortion ban

    05/29/2015 10:16:35 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/29/2015 | Peter Sullivan
    A federal appeals court on Friday struck down an Idaho law banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, ruling the law unconstitutional. The ruling comes a few weeks after the U.S. House passed legislation that would ban abortions after 20 weeks, sending it to the Senate.
  • 73-year-old BASE jumper dies after setting parachute on fire

    05/19/2015 10:46:29 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 28 replies ^ | May. 19, 2015 | AP
    TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say a 73-year-old BASE jumper who died after leaping from an Idaho bridge had set his parachute on fire as part of a stunt. A graphic video of the fatal jump, posted to YouTube on Monday, shows someone engulfed in flames and falling from the Perrine Bridge into the Snake River, 500 feet below. James E. Hickey had apparently planned to ditch the flaming parachute and deploy a second chute in the May 7 stunt.

    05/13/2015 10:16:13 PM PDT · by Syncro · 10 replies
    CongressmanRaúl Labrador House Gov ^ | Tuesday | May 12, 2015 | CongressmanRaúl Labrador, R-Idaho
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday | May 12, 2015 A bill backed by Rep. Labrador would send EPA and the Army Corps back to the drawing board WASHINGTON, D.C. – A measure forcing the Obama Administration to withdraw its “waters of the United States” rule cleared the House Tuesday on a bipartisan 261-155 vote. Rep. Raúl Labrador, R-Idaho, is an original cosponsor of H.R. 1732, the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act. Labrador has been working since last year on a legislative remedy, which now heads to the Senate. H.R. 1732 would require the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers to...
  • Report: Major Problems with U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program

    05/09/2015 5:01:59 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/09/15 | Sierra Rayne
    The CSP report should serve as a wake-up call for those who have seen something unusual taking place in their town, but perhaps haven't been able to put the pieces together yet A report by the Center for Security Policy (CSP) has uncovered major problems within the Refugee Resettlement Program (RRP). The foreword by Frank Gaffney describes the source of the concerns: According to the sacred texts and traditions of Islam, Mohammed left his home town of Mecca in the 7th Century and traveled with a small band of followers to the city of Yathrib (now Medina), in what has...
  • Police Seek Teen Who Spray-Painted Prom Invite On Idaho Cliffside

    05/07/2015 11:39:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | May 7, 2015
    Authorities are looking for a teen who wanted a date with Destiny and hoped to get it by spray-painting a prom proposal on an Idaho cliffside. The Idaho Statesman reports that the message “Destiny, Prom?” was painted in large pink and blue letters on the side of the Black Cliffs, in a popular rock climbing spot, east of Boise. The Ada County sheriff’s office is searching for the culprit. The person could face a misdemeanor charge of injury by graffiti, which is punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine of $1,000
  • Coeur d'Alene Police Officer has died after being shot; suspect identified

    05/05/2015 7:13:15 PM PDT · by blueyon · 20 replies
    KHQ-Q6 ^ | 5/05/15 | Nichole Mischke
    Coeur d'Alene Police officer shot in line of duty. COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Coeur d'Alene Police Sergeant Greg Moore has died just before 6 p.m. after being shot in the line of duty early Tuesday morning. The shooting occurred at approximately 1:35am Tuesday in the 2800 block of Wilbur Ave. Sergeant Moore who was a 16-year veteran with the department. Police say Moore was in the Sunshine Meadows neighborhood checking on a suspicious person and actually ran suspect Jonathan Renfro's name through the Kootenai County Dispatch Center. "Then there was no further contact from him," Lt. Stu Miller said at...
  • No small potatoes: Muslim refugees Idaho-bound … by the thousands?

    05/04/2015 10:58:33 AM PDT · by PROCON · 72 replies ^ | May 3, 2015 | Michael F. Haverluck
    Potatoes aren’t the only thing growing in Idaho, as its Muslim population continues to rise following the Obama administration’s program calling for thousands of Islamic refugees to relocate to cities across the Gem State.Fearing the outcome of Idaho becoming the next major haven and breeding ground for home-grown terrorists — similar to Minnesota (see OneNewsNow story “Obama orders America to ‘welcome’ millions of illegals, migrants”), criticism has fallen on Democratic Boise Mayor David H. Bieter, who is welcoming them all with open arms — despite the known security risks. “Diversity isn't a buzz word,” Bieter declared. “It's our birthright.”
  • Senate rejects linking Iran's support for terrorism to nuke deal (Senators voted 45-54)

    04/29/2015 4:38:28 PM PDT · by maggief · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 29, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Senators on Wednesday blocked a Republican push to tie Iran's support of terrorism to a final deal on the country's nuclear program. Senators voted 45-54 on the amendment from Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), which would have required President Obama to certify as part of a diplomatic deal that Iran hasn't carried out or directly supported an act of terror against the United States or a U.S. citizen. Republican Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Dan Coats (Ind.), Bob Corker (Tenn.), David Perdue (R-Ga.), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Orrin Hatch (Utah) and John McCain (Ariz.) voted with Democrats against the amendment....
  • CSI Refugee Center Expects Influx of Syrians

    04/29/2015 6:37:29 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 17 replies
    MV ^ | 4/29/2015 | Julie Wooten
    TWIN FALLS • The College of Southern Idaho’s Refugee Center is expecting an influx of Syrian refugees starting in October. Projections show the center will likely receive 300 refugees from around the world during the upcoming federal fiscal year. That’s the same number as this year. Refugee Center director Zeze Rwasama anticipates the biggest populations of newcomers will be from Syria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. “That can change at any time depending on what’s out there,” he said. The U.S. Department of State approves the number of refugees coming to Twin Falls. There aren’t any Syrians in...
  • Sen. David Vitter’s Obamacare subpoena bid doomed by five GOP defections

    04/23/2015 1:46:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 23, 2015 | By Tom Howell Jr.
    Republican Sen. David Vitter’s bid to subpoena details about Congress’s treatment under Obamacare bitterly divided his own party Thursday, with five GOP senators balking at his attempt to force the D.C. health exchange to name who signed off on Capitol Hill’s use of the city’s insurance portal. Mr. Vitter, of Louisiana and chairman of the Small Business Committee, swiftly condemned his colleagues for voting with committee Democrats to reject his maneuver, 5 to 14. He said Congress’s arrangement with the city’s small-business exchange, or “SHOP,” provides lawmakers and staff with financial perks above and beyond what regular Obamacare customers can...
  • Idaho To Join Handful Of States That Charge Electric Car Owners Extra

    04/23/2015 5:28:25 AM PDT · by thackney · 15 replies
    Northwest Public Radio ^ | APRIL 15, 2015 | JESSICA ROBINSON
    The federal government and many states have offered car buyers incentives to venture into the electric car market. But now some states are going in a different direction -- they’re charging owners more. Idaho recently approved one of the country’s highest fees for electric cars. Here’s the problem: states traditionally fund highways with a gas tax. But you only pay that if you buy gas. Last week, Idaho lawmakers voted to charge electric vehicle owners an extra $140 annual registration fee. … which was news to Cleve Buttars. "Wow. Well, um ..." Buttars lives in Twin Falls and drives a...
  • Unions fight to preserve Obama’s immigration actions, their members

    04/11/2015 10:50:25 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 12, 2015
    Two of the country’s most powerful and politically influential labor unions are backing President Obama in the recent court challenge to his 2014 executive action on illegal immigration, saying they support the president’s effort because "undocumented workers" need more workplace protection and their participation helps the U.S. economy. The AFL-CIO and the National Education Association on Monday each filed so-called amicus briefs in a federal appeals court case in which Texas and 26 other states are challenges the president’s 2014 memorandum on illegal immigration. The memorandum essentially expands work authorization and delayed-deportation programs for illegal immigrants. And it provides similar...
  • In Jordan, Boehner Delegation Discussions Focus on Iranian-Backed Violence, Growing Terrorist Threat

    03/30/2015 6:58:44 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 2 replies ^ | March 30, 2015 | Speaker Boehner's Press Office
    AMMAN, JORDAN – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and a delegation of senior lawmakers met with His Majesty King Abdullah II on Sunday during a visit to Jordan where talks focused on Iranian-backed violence in the region and the growing terrorist threat. King Abdullah hosted the delegation for a luncheon at Beit al-Urdun Palace. Lawmakers also met with U.S. Ambassador Alice Wells, Nasser Judeh, Jordan’s Foreign Minister, as well as senior embassy officials. Discussions focused on two major trends in the region: the violence caused by Iran’s allies and proxies, and the spreading of the terrorist threat. There was also...
  • Idaho Parents Pull Their Daughter From School When They Learn What’s Happening In The Bathroom

    03/21/2015 4:07:05 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 77 replies ^ | march 21, 2015 | jennifer van laar
    When some Idaho parents learned last week that a transgendered student was sharing the same bathroom with their teenage daughter, the news didn’t sit well with them. Jacob Smith and Pauline Adams approached the Boise school district, concerned for their daughter’s privacy and safety. According to KIVI-TV: “The Boise School District explains that under federal law, the district is required to provide access to public facilities consistent with the student’s gender identity.”
  • Saudi Freshman Tries to Rape Idaho Student, Gets Released, Tries it Again

    03/21/2015 10:58:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 03/21/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    It’s hard to say who comes off worst in this story; Sultan Bamoallem, a Saudi student who kept trying to assault women (and possibly men) on campus… or the university and cops who let him go to do it again. An ISU student is accused of entering multiple dorm rooms and inappropriately touching the occupants over a two-week period.Sultan Bamoallem, a freshman finance major from Saudi Arabia, faces multiple misdemeanor charges including trespassing, battery and stalking.Pocatello police said on Feb 23, Bamoallem entered a female student’s dorm in Turner Hall. Police said the student woke up to a partially-clad...
  • Western states coalition disputes ‘biased’ federal science on sage grouse

    03/18/2015 10:28:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 18, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    predation, not human activity, has reduced bird’s numbers. A coalition of rural Western counties and business interests is contesting the science being used to decide whether to list the Greater sage-grouse as endangered or threatened, accusing the Obama administration of relying on “selective, false and biased” research. Denver attorney Kent Holsinger filed three Data Quality Act challenges Wednesday with the Department of the Interior on behalf of the coalition, which includes the Western Energy Alliance, ranchers, mining and drilling companies and 19 counties in Colorado, Montana, Nevada and Utah. “We’ve documented real issues with transparency and scientific integrity ... The...
  • Alleged falcon killer faces misdemeanor

    03/16/2015 2:45:41 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 35 replies
    CDA Press ^ | 3-15-2015 | KEITH COUSINS
    COEUR d'ALENE, IDAHO - A Hauser woman accused of attacking a hunter's falcon could face jail time. Patti MacDonald, 60, is facing one misdemeanor count of beating or harassing an animal. MacDonald is scheduled to appear at an arraignment hearing March 24 in Kootenai County District Court. If found guilty, she could be sentenced to a maximum of six months in jail and $5,000 in fines. The incident occurred on Jan. 7 when MacDonald allegedly parked her red Jeep Wrangler near the spot where Scott Dinger's falcon, Hornet, was in the process of killing a duck the duo had successfully...
  • Club for Growth gives Ted Cruz, Mike Lee perfect marks

    02/24/2014 9:19:56 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 27 replies
    Washington Time ^ | Monday, February 24, 2014 | David Sherfinski
    The conservative Club For Growth released its annual scorecard for 2013 on Monday, bestowing two Republican U.S. senators — Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah — and four GOP congressmen with 100 percent ratings for their voting records “based on issues relating to limited government and economic growth.”The four congressmen with perfect ratings for 2013 are Republican Reps. Matt Salmon, Trent Franks and David Schweikert of Arizona and Tom McClintock of California. Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan got a 99 percent rating in 2013 “but because of rounding has a 100 percent LifeScore,” the group said.“2013 saw...
  • Idaho Constitutional Carry and a "Secret Committee on Gun Law"

    03/10/2015 6:34:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Idaho House Speaker Scott Bedke I have been watching the drama in Idaho, as grassroots activists attempt to get constitutional carry passed in the state.  You would think that this would be easy; Idaho is a gun friendly state.  You would be wrong.  While Idaho has done a number of reforms in recent years, the constitutional carry bill is stalled.  The best attempt at understanding what is happening was compiled by Domandred, a contributor on  He wrote an essay explaining his view of the situation from inside of Idaho.   From Constitutional Carry is currently available in five...
  • GOP senators send warning on Iran deal

    03/09/2015 5:46:46 AM PDT · by McGruff · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/9/2015 | David McCabe
    Forty-seven Senate Republicans are signaling in an open letter to Iran and the White House that a deal over Tehran’s nuclear program will be at risk once President Obama leaves office. “It has come to our attention while observing your nuclear negotiations with our government that you may not fully understand our constitutional system,” the senators wrote in the letter, which was first reported by Bloomberg. “Thus, we are writing to bring to your attention two features of our Constitution — the power to make binding international agreements and the different character of federal offices — which you should seriously...
  • NRA Backed Secret Legislative Committee Kills Idaho Constitutional Carry

    03/07/2015 4:01:24 PM PST · by Domandred · 25 replies
    Freerepublic ^ | 3/7/2015 | Domandred
    Constitutional Carry is currently available in five States.  Fourteen States have active legislation pending to move the State to a Constitutional Carry model, including Maine, New Hampshire and Colorado.  Idaho’s legislation (HB89) has been blocked and declared dead by an ad-hoc secret committee. This ad-hoc secret committee has no published members, no scheduled meetings, and no public hearings on bills being voted on.  This committee has handles all bills introduced that cover firearms in the State of Idaho.  It is rumored it is a joint House and Senate committee. Idaho’s multiple concealed carry levels Idaho currently has multiple levels of...
  • Idaho Sheriff: The 2nd Amendment Is Your Concealed Carry Permit

    03/04/2015 8:01:31 AM PST · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 3/3/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Idaho is one of the many states now considering a repeal of the requirement for a concealed carry permit in order to carry a firearm in public. Bonner County Sheriff Daryl Wheeler supports the move, suggesting the 2nd Amendment acts as citizens’ concealed carry permit.