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  • When lawmakers failed Wisconsin’s veterans

    11/11/2015 6:50:49 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 11-11-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wisconsin — As the nation celebrates its veterans and pays tribute to their sacrifices, it’s important to remember the promise made to America’s protectors has too often been broken. The headlines over the past few years in particular have screamed of neglect, ill-treatment and other abuses of too many veterans. That broken faith was no more apparent than in Wisconsin, at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center. While federal lawmakers have conducted a series of investigations into widespread over-prescription of opiates that led to the death of a 35-year-old Marine veteran at the facility and have pledged changes to...
  • America's longest and most expensive war: A New War on Poverty [Jeremiah 17]

    10/26/2015 7:08:34 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 6 replies
    Cato Institute ^ | 01/08/2014 | Michael D. Tanner
    Examples of the failures of government, large and small, are pretty easy to come by. Solyndra, the Iraq War, the response to Hurricane Katrina, Obamcare: Take your pick. But in terms of both wasted money and human suffering, its hard to find a more egregious government failure than the War on Poverty. It was 50 years ago today that Lyndon Johnson announced, as the centerpiece of his first State of the Union address, an unconditional war on poverty in America. No one could deny that poverty was a serious problem at the time. Roughly 19 percent of Americans were poor,...
  • Sen. Cruz: We Must Send the Message That Defiance of Our Laws Will No Longer Be Tolerated (Video&T)

    10/20/2015 11:35:57 AM PDT · by Isara · 57 replies
    Cruz.Senate.gov ^ | October 20, 2015
    Demands accountability of the Obama Administration through legislation cracking down on sanctuary cities, criminal illegal aliens Watch the video WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today delivered a speech on the Senate floor citing the Obama Administration’s persistent negligence of immigration law enforcement and bolstering the Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act (S. 2146), of which he is a lead cosponsor, as a small step in the right direction. In addition to stripping certain federal funds from sanctuary jurisdictions, the legislation also incorporates critical elements of Kate’s Law, which Sen. Cruz introduced earlier this year, by imposing...
  • When India sought covert United States help to tackle the triple squeeze of 1965

    08/25/2015 2:37:02 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | August 25, 2015 | Sushant Singh
    At the peak of the 1965 war with Pakistan, India had asked the United States to covertly provide experts to work with Indian military officials to tackle the Chinese threat. This request was made to the US Embassy in Delhi by L K Jha, principal secretary to prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, on September 18, 1965, after India detected Chinese movements in battalion strength on the eastern border of Ladakh and in Chumbi Valley. Worried by indications that China was getting ready for military action against India to relieve the pressure on Pakistan, Jha stressed to the embassy that providing...
  • Obama Admin: Promoting Murder of US Troops Okay for Obama Funders, But Not for Muslim Clerics

    05/29/2014 10:38:23 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 4 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 29 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    Top Obama bundler Jodie Evans with Marxist tyrant Hugo Chavez and Barack Obama The Obama State Department this week disavowed its promotion of a Muslim cleric after it was reported by the Washington Free Beacon that the cleric, Sheik Abdallah Bin Bayyah, endorsed a fatwa in 2004 authorizing Muslims to kill U.S. troops in Iraq. At the same time, the Obama administration continues to deal with Obama funder and Code Pink co-founder Jodie Evans who helped deliver cash and humanitarian aid to the other side in Fallujah in 2004 and made a personal statement in 2005 supporting the killing of...
  • GOP to serve up slushies at Lambeau Field to highlight Feingolds PAC problems

    08/06/2015 4:30:37 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    Wisconsin WAtchdog ^ | 8-6-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. Thirsty for some Packers and politics? The Wisconsin GOP and some national friends say theyve got a slushie of truth for you. On Saturday beginning at 1 p.m., the Republican Party of Wisconsin and the National Republican Senatorial Committee will hand out free slushies at the Green Bay Packers home, Lambeau Field, to highlight Russ Feingolds (dont call him Senator Russ) slush fund scandal. The liberal Feingold is challenging U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson for the conservatives Senate seat in a rematch of the 2010 race. Earlier this week, the NRSC launched a billboard and the WISGOP released...
  • Jeh Johnson: It's "Critical" We Don't Call ISIS "Islamic Extremism"

    08/03/2015 4:07:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 58 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 3, 2015 | Pam Key
    Last week at the The Aspen Security Forum 2015 held by The Aspen Institute, Department of Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson said it is critical we do not refer to ISIS as Islamic extremism.
  • Brittney Griner's wife Glory Johnson expecting first child

    06/05/2015 5:53:35 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Sporting News ^ | June 4, 2015 | Gabrielle McMillen
    The baby news comes less than two months after both women were arrested after a domestic assault incident at their Phoenix home. Both women were charged with assault (intent/reckless/injure) and disorderly conduct (fighting). The WBNA suspened both Griner and Johnson for seven games each without pay.
  • Glory Johnson says she was victim in her altercation with Brittney Griner

    06/03/2015 7:17:59 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | June 3, 2015 | Kathleen Hale
    According to Stacey Long Simmons, director of public policy and government affairs at the National LGBTQ Task Force, the dual arrest policy Benson describes is part of a larger problem in police protocol. "While we are unable to comment on the facts of [Johnson's] case, we find that local police departments still lack sufficient knowledge and cultural competency of LGBTQ couples and their families," Simmons wrote in an email to SI.com. "For example, in cases related to intimate partner violence involving same-sex couples, local officers still continue to arrest both parties."
  • WNBA suspends Brittney Griner, Glory Johnson for seven games

    05/15/2015 6:12:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    CBSSports.com ^ | May 15, 2015 | Marty Gitlin
    The WNBA has suspended All-Stars Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson for seven games each after their domestic violence arrests in April, per Associated Press. The two were arrested on suspicion of assault after a fight in the home they recently purchased. They were married last week in Phoenix. WNBA President Laurel J. Richie issued the following statement in regard to the incident.
  • Brittney Griner, fiancee Glory Johnson arrested after fight at home

    04/23/2015 5:30:58 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 54 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 23, 2015
    GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner and her fiancee, fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson, were arrested on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct after an argument in the home they recently purchased together became physical. The two 24-year-olds were each arrested Wednesday on counts of assault by recklessly causing physical injuries and disorderly conduct for fighting. They were booked into the Maricopa County Jail in downtown Phoenix and later released.
  • Top Obama Official: Reading Koran Reminds Me of Quintessentially American Values

    03/26/2015 4:20:30 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 49 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | march 24, 2015 | jim hoft
    Obama Department of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson told the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)that reading the Koran reminds him of quintessentially American values.
  • Boris Johnson 'intends to renounce US citizenship'

    02/15/2015 1:07:03 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 37 replies
    BBC ^ | 15 February 2015 Last updated at 03:26 ET | BBC
    Boris Johnson says he intends to renounce his American citizenship to prove his "commitment to Britain". He told the Sunday Times that his citizenship was "an accident of birth that has left me with this thing. I've got to find a way of sorting it out". The Mayor of London, who was born in New York, has in the past been forced to pay US tax because of his American citizenship. He has just completed a six-day tour of cities in the US. Mr Johnson said he would approach US ambassador Matthew Barzun to explore what steps he had to...
  • Fifty Years of the "Great Society" (Catholic Caucus)

    01/09/2015 2:18:28 PM PST · by NYer · 7 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | January 8, 2015 | Russell Shaw
    One of the profound changes wrought by LBJ's landmark program was a huge increase in government-sponsored family planning at home and abroad. President Lyndon B. Johnson signing the Medicare Bill at the Harry S. Truman Library in Independence, Missouri. [Wikipedia.com] President Lyndon Baines Johnson had spoken the words “Great Society” before, but on January 4, 1965 he brought the pieces together as a legislative package for Congress. His State of the Union message stirred a remarkable flurry of congressional activity that in short order produced major new programs in civil rights, health care, and anti-poverty. In the half-century since then,...
  • Selma distorts the truth about LBJ

    01/06/2015 9:41:34 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 189 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 5, 2015 | By Richard Cohen
    Before I came to dislike the movie Selma, I was deeply moved by it. Twice it brought me to tears. A crane shot of Martin Luther King Jr. leading thousands of demonstrators over the Edmund Pettus Bridge was one such moment, and so was the vicious attack on John Lewis bravely, steadfastly walking into the beating he knew was coming. Today, Lewis is a member of Congress. Forever, hell be an American hero. Too bad, though, that the movie had to go Hollywood on Lyndon Baines Johnson, who, as if from the grave, has bellowed his protest. In its...
  • Johnson Comments on Immigration Bill Vote (2013: WI Senator wants to stop deporting families)

    12/21/2014 2:17:48 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    http://www.ronjohnson.senate.gov/ ^ | June 27, 2013 | Senator Ron Johnson
    Senator Ron Johnson (WI) released the following statement regarding his vote on S. 744, the Immigration Reform Bill: "America is a compassionate society, and no one wants to separate families by deporting moms and dads or husbands and wives. As a result, I support immigration reform and a path to legal status for people whose only crime was to enter the country illegally when they came here to work. I also recognize that our current immigration laws are not working not for American workers, not for employers, and not for immigrants who want to come to America and play...
  • Richard Burr, a Ted Cruz ally? (*Um, Riiiiiiiiiight.*)

    12/20/2014 6:20:44 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    The Daily Haymaker ^ | Brant Clifton
    Thats what the DC establishments steno pool over at The Politico would have us believe: (SNIP) Seven of the 20 Republicans who voted against Cruz are up for reelection in two years, including Sens. Dan Coats of Indiana, Mark Kirk of Illinois, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Lisa Murkowksi of Alaska. (SNIP) It was real simple: It was saying the president didnt have the constitutional authority to do what he did, said Burr, who is up for reelection in 2016 and could face a primary challenge. I agree with [Cruz].[] Do not fall for this. This is a man who...
  • Man Who Robbed Store With Michael Brown Lands Govt Job ( Ferguson )

    12/11/2014 3:15:55 PM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    Breaking911 Newsroom ^ | December 11, 2014 | Slade Johnston
    The man who coined the slogan Hands Up Dont Shoot has landed a government job. Dorian Johnson infamously known as Michael Browns accomplice in the strong armed robbery of a convenience store, was captured in surveillance video stealing Swisher Sweets cigarillos minutes before Officer Darren Wilson fatally shot Michael Brown. Johnson was also walking with Brown when they were stopped in the street by Wilson. Johnson was the man who falsely stated that Michael Brown was shot from behind as he surrendered himself to the officer. Autopsy results disproved the claim and showed that Michael brown was forward facing when...
  • Chaffetz to Johnson: "Did the President change the law?"

    12/06/2014 3:21:45 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 5 replies
    youtube ^ | Dec 2, 2014 | Jason Chafffetz
    House Homeland Security Committee December 2, 2014
  • The Riddle of The Dorian Johnsons Quid Pro Quo August 13th FBI Interrogation, and Missing

    11/26/2014 9:30:36 AM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    conservative tree house ^ | 11/26/14 | sundance
    According to Saint Louis Prosecutor, Robert McCulloch, the Grand Jury was given ALL the evidence, including all of the witness statements during their investigative inquiry. McCulloch went out of his way to state local investigators and the FBI shared ALL of their information/evidence during their investigation into the Mike Brown shooting. Additionally, McCulloch went one step further and stated that ALL of the witness statements, recorded and transcribed, would be open for media review. OK, so wheres this one?
  • Outspoken, revered Vietnam fighter pilot Jack Broughton dies at 89

    11/02/2014 3:14:47 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 44 replies
    LA Times, via Stars & Stripes ^ | Novembe 1, 2014 | Tony Perry
    As a combat pilot, Air Force Col. Jack Broughton was celebrated for bravery and tactical brilliance during the Korean and Vietnam wars. He received promotions and important assignments and seemed headed to become a general. But a high-profile court-martial during the Vietnam War for allegedly violating the rules of engagement that ruled certain targets off limits ended his career. After leaving the Air Force, Broughton was free to speak out about what he saw as the incompetence of President Lyndon Johnson and Defense Secretary Robert McNamara in micromanaging the war. Pilots couldn't bomb an enemy outhouse without their approval, Broughton...
  • Homeland Secretary Shows Little Concern Over Open Border Terror Threat

    09/21/2014 12:00:33 PM PDT · by Son House · 31 replies
    Townhall ^ | Sep 18, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    During an answer to another lawmaker about how to prevent terrorists from going undetected inside the United States, Johnson made the absurd argument that a "legal process" for citizenship would prevent terror infiltration and encourage terrorists to come forward and turn themselves in. That suggestion is not only unhelpful but politically motivated garbage. Second, if Johnson got out of his cushy D.C. office once in awhile to actually talk to Border Patrol agents on the ground, he would know that radical Islamists crossing the southern border into the United States from Mexico is nothing new. Unfortunately, a lack of enforcement...
  • Immigration worker union warns serious threat of ISIS entering US (Kelly-Chaffetz VIDEO)

    09/18/2014 2:46:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 18, 2014
    <p>The union representing America's immigration caseworkers warned Thursday of the "real and serious threat" that Islamic State terrorists could gain entry to the United States, either by slipping through the southern U.S. border or exploiting "loose and lax" visa policies.</p>
  • GOP prepares 100 day agenda for takeover of Senate

    09/12/2014 6:46:44 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9-12-14 | Miller
    Senate Republicans are preparing an agenda for their first 100 days in power next year in case they win majority control of the upper chamber, The Hill reported. The agenda includes authorizing the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline, approving fast-track trade authority, rolling back new Environmental Protection Agency regulations and repealing Obamacares unpopular tax on medical devices. Republican senators insisted they were not measuring the drapes in anticipation of a wave election sweeping them into power after years in the minority. We will have to be prepared if we are in a position to govern, Sen. Bob Corker said. You...
  • Potentially Explosive On Scene Evidence

    08/30/2014 10:08:33 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 27 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8-30-14 | sundance
    Initially we thought the item identified at the base of the drivers door was brass shell casings as a consequence of Officer Darren Wilson discharging his firearm while under assault by Mike Brown. (click to enlarge)
  • Dustin Johnson banned 6 months [PGA Tour]

    08/01/2014 1:20:08 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 38 replies
    espn ^ | 8-1-14 | n/a
    The PGA Tour has suspended Dustin Johnson for six months after he tested positive for cocaine, according to a report on Golf.com. Citing a source, Golf.com reported that Johnson has failed three drug tests -- two for cocaine (in 2014 and 2012) and one for marijuana (2009). Johnson, 30, was suspended for the 2012 failed test, Golf.com reported, but that suspension was never made public. Under its guidelines, the PGA Tour is not required to announce any disciplinary actions against players who test positive for recreational drugs. Johnson announced Thursday that he was taking a leave of absence from competition,...
  • Homeland Security Chief Swoons Over Terrorist Support Group CODE PINK Asks For Medea Benjamins

    03/18/2014 6:35:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/18/14 | Jim Hoft
    Medea Benjamin, left sans vagina costume, leads group meeting Homeland Security Sec. Jeh Johnson, photo by Code Pink.Its an Obama world. As the United States faces a Cold War showdown over Russia annexing Crimea and an international passenger jet having seemingly disappeared, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson met with leaders of the terrorist support group Code Pink at Homeland Security headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Monday. Medea Benjamin wipes her feet on Homeland Security, photo by Code Pink.It is another feather in the cap of a group that has a history of working with terrorists and state sponsors...
  • Calvin H. Johnsons attack upon the apportionment of direct taxes

    05/11/2014 6:09:10 PM PDT · by JOHN W K · 22 replies
    5/11/14 | johnwk
    SEE: Purging Out Pollock: The Constitutionality of Federal Wealth or Sales Tax By Calvin H. Johnson I have studied the above cited article and was astounded that one article could have so many misrepresentations and inaccurate conclusions which were apparently concocted in the authors mind to promote a tax scheme contrary to the true intentions and beliefs under which our Constitutions original tax plan was agreed to. Calvin writes:The apportionment clauses of the Constitution say that federal "direct taxes" must be apportioned among the states according to their population Apportionment according to population is a hobbling requirement, somewhere between...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 May 2014

    05/04/2014 5:01:10 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 218 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 4 May 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows May 4th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.; Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas; Kevin Johnson, mayor of Sacramento, California; Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti; Richard Williams, father of tennis players Serena and Venus Williams.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.; former NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabber; former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.; Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y.
  • Caller's Sterling Set-Up Theory (Rush Limbaugh)

    04/29/2014 1:31:42 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 15 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 4-29-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: We're gonna start in Dallas. This is Neil. Neil, it's great to have you on the program, sir. Hello. CALLER: Rush? RUSH: Yeah. CALLER: It's so obvious of what's going on here with Sterling. It was construed. It was set up. Somebody infiltrated him through his girlfriend -- RUSH: Oh, no. Wait a minute now. CALLER: -- and told her what to do, told her how to do it. RUSH: Don't do this to me, Neil. (laughing) CALLER: They want his team, Rush! RUSH: Neil, don't do this to me. CALLER: They want his team. RUSH: Do you realize...
  • Study: War on Coal will hit Wisconsin manufacturing hardest

    03/29/2014 7:10:55 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 3-27-14 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. Of all the national casualties expected from the Obama administrations War on Coal, manufacturers in Wisconsins 6th Congressional District could be hit the hardest. Thats the finding of a new analysis, published by the conservative Heritage Foundation, that tracks the long-term economic impact of the Environmental Protection Agencys proposed limits on carbon dioxide emissions strict standards that, industry officials assert, would all but kill construction of new coal-fired power plants and force existing facilities into early retirement. Energy expert Nicolas Loris analyzed the effects of a 20-year phase-out of coal. His study projects significant job loss...
  • Suspect in downtown shooting being treated for self-inflicted wound to testicles...

    01/30/2014 9:20:01 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 85 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | January 29, 2014 | Maxine Bernstein
    One man from Tuesday night's downtown Portland shooting remains hospitalized with a gunshot wound to his leg, while the 40-year-old suspect is being treated for an accidental, self-inflicted gunshot wound to his testicles, police said Wednesday.An apparent robbery attempt between the two men who were neighbors led to the shooting just before 8 p.m. in the parking lot of an apartment building in the 1400 block of Southwest Park Ave, police said. During the dispute, the 40-year-old man pulled out a gun and shot the other man in the leg, police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson said. The wounded 32-year-old man...
  • 'Gilligan's Island' Star Russell Johnson Dies of Kidney Failure

    01/16/2014 12:45:00 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 134 replies
    ABC.com ^ | January 16, 2014 | LESLEY MESSER
    Russell Johnson, the actor best known for playing the Professor on "Gilligan's Island," has died. ABC News confirmed with the actor's wife, Constance, that the 89-year-old TV star died early this morning of kidney failure. "He died at home, peaceful, in his sleep at 5:21 am today," she said. "[He was] a very brave guy who knew what he wanted, and he wanted to be at home."

    01/15/2014 1:52:48 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 94 replies
    JCPenney is cutting 2,000 jobs and closing 33 stores as the battered department store seeks to revive revenue growth, the company announced Wednesday. The move will save about $65 million annually beginning in 2014, the company said. JCPenney, which has about 1,100 stores, has struggled to turn a profit since former CEO Ron Johnson was fired in April.
  • Ryan-Murray Achieves Cloture 6733 (usual suspects + RON JOHNSON)

    12/17/2013 8:48:29 AM PST · by cornelis · 34 replies
    NRO.com ^ | Dec. 17, 2013 | Johnathan Strong
    The Senate just voted to cut off debate on the RyanMurray budget deal, paving the way for its passage later this week. This vote was the key procedural hurdle the bill will face.
  • Gary Johnson announces libertarian Super PAC

    12/13/2013 9:34:44 AM PST · by kobald · 7 replies
    The Examiner ^ | December 12, 2013 | Karl Dickey
    2012 Libertarian Party presidential nominee and chairman of the Our America Initiative, Gary Johnson announced yesterday the formation of a 527 Super PAC called Our America PAC. The new Super PAC has the goal of supporting and ultimately getting into elective public office, principled candidates committed to smaller government, fiscal conservatism and individual liberty... Yesterday, Johnson said of the new Super PAC, From the realities of government-run healthcare setting in to the continuing disclosures of the breadth of NSAs domestic spying, more Americans than ever are ready to take a serious look at candidates who offer real alternatives to business-as-usual....
  • Sen. Ron Johnson to Introduce the If You Like Your Health Plan, You Can Keep it Act

    10/25/2013 7:19:51 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 41 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 10-25-13 | Alec Torres
    Senator Ron Johnson (R., Wis.) announced today that next week he will file legislation that will allow Americans to keep their previous health-insurance plans, as President Obama promised. The proposed bill, entitled the If you Like Your Health Plan, You Can Keep It Act, would, according to Johnsons statement amend the Affordable Care Act to make Obamacare live up to the promises of the politicians who sold the plan to the American public. From the press release: One of the most important promises made by President Obama and Democrat congressional leadership to promote the Affordable Care Act was that Americans...
  • Obama To Name Jeh Johnson Next Homeland Security Secretary [obama crony]

    10/17/2013 2:36:54 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 70 replies
    ABC ^ | Oct. 17, 2013 | MIKE LEVINE and MARTHA RADDATZ
    President Obama is expected to nominate former Pentagon lawyer Jeh Johnson as the next Homeland Security secretary, ABC News has learned. --SNIP-- Johnson has called working for the Obama administration "the highlight of [his] professional life." "I have been on an incredible journey with Barack Obama ... going back to November 2006 when he recruited me to the presidential campaign he was about to launch," Johnson said in a speech at Yale Law School last year. "I remember thinking then, 'This is a long-shot, but it will be exciting, historic, and how many times in my life will someone personally...
  • Obama's DHS Appointee: Career Lawyer, Political Crony Who OK'd Drone Strikes on Americans

    10/17/2013 5:51:28 PM PDT · by montag813 · 17 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 10-17-2013 | John Hill
    Above: Obama's DHS Secretary-designee Jeh Johnson, former DOD General Counsel who led the reversal of the Pentagon's "Don't Ask Don't Tell" restrictions on "gays in the military".- Barack Obama once again demonstrated his lack of interest in choosing national security and immigration enforcement officials who have actual experience in their fields. Back in August, Obama surprised many in D.C. by selecting John Sandweg for new Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director - despite the fact that Sandweg had zero law enforcement experience and had fought for the release of violent sexual predators and pedophiles as an attorney. Now Obama continues...
  • UPDATE: EPIC PART 2 JUST ADDED Mark Levin BATTLES Sen. Ron Johnson over Obamacare defund strategy

    10/09/2013 5:05:08 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 35 replies
    Mark Levin isnt pulling any punches but neither is Senator Ron Johnson as they both discuss fighting to repeal Obamacare and the Cruz/Lee defund strategy. And it got heated pretty quick. At one point Johnson said he didnt come on for an inquisition. Below is part one as they are continuing their discussion as I type. I will bring you part two as soon as it is over. Listen:
  • Inside the Mind of the Tea-Party. Sen. Ron Johnson talks to Salon

    10/08/2013 7:52:37 PM PDT · by cornelis · 15 replies
    Salon ^ | Oct 8, 2013 | Josh Eidelson
    Would you vote for cloture on a clean debt ceiling increase? What Ive consistently said is that if they bring a continuing resolution at the levels, the spending levels that President Obama signed and Harry Reid, and I think it was 45 Democrat senators voted for the only other thing I would at this point require is you have to attach to that an amendment that would make sure that Congress and their staff does not get unequal treatment under the law. Under Obamacare. In other words, a rejection of that Office of Personnel Management ruling that grants...
  • Three black soldiers arrested for stabbing white comrade to death

    Three black soldiers arrested for stabbing white comrade to death 'called him a cracker' - so why are police now so sure it was NOT a hate crime? Police today said the stabbing death of a white Army soldier allegedly at the hands of a group of African American comrades was not a hate crime - despite witnesses claiming they called him a 'cracker' during the confrontation. Tevin Geike, 20, was left for dead in a parking lot near his base in Lakewood, Washington, in the early hours of Saturday morning and three soldiers have been arrested over the killing....
  • Report: GOP Senators Became Lynch Mob Against Cruz In Private Lunch

    10/04/2013 12:25:39 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 110 replies
    Time.com ^ | Oct. 04, 2013 | Laura Stampler
    <p>A small group of Republicans reportedly turned against Ted Cruz in a closed-door meeting Wednesday, attacking the outspoken Texas Senator for leading the charge against funding Obamacare which led to the government shutdown, the New York Times reports.</p> <p>Cruz apparently did not offer further shutdown strategy and allegedly implied his colleagues were defeatists.</p>
  • Newlywed accused of pushing husband off cliff released pending trial

    09/13/2013 9:02:19 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 43 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 9/13/2013 | FoxNews.com
    MISSOULA, Mont. A federal judge has ordered a Montana newlywed to be released from jail on her own recognizance while awaiting a murder trial in the death of her husband in Glacier National Park. U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah Lynch said Thursday that Jordan Linn Graham, 22, of Kalispell did not pose a flight risk because of her strong community ties and did not appear to be a danger to others. Graham allegedly pushed Cody Lee Johnson, 25, face-first off a cliff to his death in the national park on July 7 after the two argued. Earlier that day, prosecutors...
  • Former Gosnell Abortion Worker is Finding God, Becoming Pro-Life

    07/16/2013 7:25:58 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The former employee of the late-term abortion clinic Kermit Gosnell ran saw the worst of the worst in the abortion industry. From dilapidated conditions, to late-term abortions and from infanticide of babies born alive to the killing and injuring of patients, the employees at the Philadelphia-based abortion business likely have a significant amount of emotional distress and mental and spiritual health issues they are dealing with now. But Abby Johnson, herself a former director of a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic who is now a Christian and pro-life, says a former Gosnell worker is rediscovering a relationship with God and may...
  • Preachers under fire: politics from the pulpit breaks the law, some say [Presbyterian Rebellion Day]

    07/04/2013 4:53:56 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 33 replies
    San Bernandino Sun ^ | 12/23/2012 | Josh Dulaney
    God created government. So preached Pastor Jack Hibbs of Calvary Chapel Chino Hills in the days leading up to the presidential election. Hibbs has joined with nearly 1,600 pastors across the country and about 140 in California in the Pulpit Initiative, a legal effort aimed at protecting the free-speech rights of pastors in the pulpit. Hibbs' sermons in a series called "Politics and Faith" may have been enough to let the church know which candidate he supported. Or at least who he didn't. He preached about politics and Israel. And politics and defending the pre-born. Hibbs was emphatic during an...
  • Why the IRS IG Stopped with an Audit

    06/15/2013 2:08:07 PM PDT · by cookcounty · 5 replies
    The National Review ^ | June 14, 2013 | Gerald Walpin
    Probably in part because the Obama administration intimidates inspector generals.
  • Sebelius Asked Companies to Support Health Care Law

    06/04/2013 1:14:47 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 6-4-2013 | Robert Pear
    WASHINGTON Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of health and human services, disclosed on Tuesday that she had made telephone calls to three companies regulated by her department and urged them to help a nonprofit group promote President Obamas health care law. She identified the companies as Johnson & Johnson, the drug maker; Ascension Health, a large Roman Catholic health care system; and Kaiser Permanente, the health insurance plan. At a Congressional hearing, Ms. Sebelius said she had not explicitly asked the companies for money, but urged them to support the work of the nonprofit group, Enroll America. The group, led...
  • Flamboyant Texas swindler Billie Sol Estes dies

    05/15/2013 8:12:39 AM PDT · by bgill · 25 replies
    yahoo ^ | May 14, 2013 | AP
    Billie Sol Estes, a flamboyant Texas huckster who became one of the most notorious men in America in 1962 when he was accused of looting a federal crop subsidy program, has died. He was 88... One of the strangest episodes in his life involved the death of a U.S. Department of Agriculture official who was investigating Estes just before he was accused in the fertilizer tank case. Henry Marshall's 1961 death was initially ruled a suicide even though he had five bullet wounds. But in 1984, Estes told a grand jury that Johnson had ordered the official killed to prevent...
  • Democrats Lose Top Recruit in South Dakota

    05/13/2013 5:42:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    National Journal ^ | May 13, 2013 | Alex Roarty
    Herseth Sandlin passes on Senate run, leaving Republicans with early edge to win seat. ... Democrats had targeted the onetime congresswoman, who served from 2004 to 2011, as their top recruit in a seat currently held by retiring Sen. Tim Johnson. Even if Johnson had decided to run for another term, Republicans would have considered the solidly-Republican state one of their top pickup opportunities of the 2014 election. ... The state's former GOP governor, Mike Rounds, has already declared he will seek the Republican Party's nomination. While Rounds announced his campaign early and has high name-identification in the state, he...