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  • Step Aside, Steve King: Meet the Right's Most Powerful Immigration Foe

    01/29/2015 2:12:28 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | Pema Levy
    It wasn't long ago that Sen. Jeff Sessions was waging a lonely battle against comprehensive immigration reform. ABC News called the Alabama Republican a "lone wolf" in his dogged quest to kill the Senate's immigration reform bill, which passed the upper chamber in June 2013 on a 68-32 bipartisan vote. At one point, Sessions introduced an amendment to slash the number of immigrants allowed to enter the country legally—not even Texas firebrand Ted Cruz voted for it. (SNIP) Not long before his nomination, Sessions had prosecuted three civil rights activists, a group known as the Marion Three that included a...
  • Attorney General Cynthia Coffman: Steve House for GOP Chair

    01/28/2015 8:30:41 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    A big endorsement for the insurgent campaign of former Adams County Republican Party chairman Steve House for chairman of the Colorado Republican Party, via a letter to the Colorado Statesman–Attorney General Cynthia Coffman would like current GOP chairman Ryan Call to hold this icepick for her. In his back. I write today to encourage your support of Steve House for Chairman of the State Republican Party. (SNIP) Steve House's stated willingness to forgo the generous salary Call had enjoyed could be a major selling point with central committee members, who have groused for years about Call and predecessor Dick Wadhams...
  • GOP’s most frustrating 2016 problem: That Steve King is from Iowa

    01/28/2015 4:01:22 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    Salon.com ^ | Jim Newell
    The people who run the Republican party want two things heading into the 2016 election. They want the new, unified Republican Congress to “show the party can govern,” avoiding the shutdowns and debt default threats and vote-counting calamities on the House floor, while perhaps even working with the president to pass a significant achievement like corporate tax reform. (SNIP) If King were from Kansas, his nuttery could be avoidable and isolated. He would be a Tim Huelskamp, a highway tourist trap that’s not worth the lost driving time. (SNIP) And before the State of the Union, he introduced the word...
  • New Saudi King Named In 9/11 Suits

    01/27/2015 7:14:15 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 27 replies
    IBD ^ | January 26, 2015
    President Obama should think before bowing to Saudi Arabia's new king in his Tuesday visit. King Salman has a history of funding al-Qaida, and his son has been accused of knowing in advance about the 9/11 attacks. When it comes to jihadism, Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud is more of a hardliner than his older brother, King Abdullah, who died last week of a lung infection. As such, any commitment he makes to helping the U.S. destroy al-Qaida and Islamic State terrorists should be viewed with great suspicion. The 79-year-old Salman once ran a Saudi charity tied to al-Qaida and...
  • Obama cuts short India visit to meet new Saudi King on Tuesday

    01/24/2015 8:41:14 AM PST · by aimhigh · 30 replies
    The Express Tribune ^ | 01/24/2015 | Reuters
    United States President Barack Obama will travel to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to meet with new King Salman to pay respects after the death of King Abdullah, the White House said on Saturday. The White House had originally planned that US Vice President Joe Biden would lead a delegation to Saudi Arabia, but now that Obama will travel to Riyadh, Biden will remain in Washington. “The President is very much looking forward to this visit. It is a genuine honour to be invited as the guest for Republic Day” and Obama “is looking forward to see the festivities associated with...
  • Good news: Saudi Arabia’s new king nearly 80-years-old, suffers with dementia

    01/23/2015 9:31:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/23/2015 | Noah Rothman
    The longtime king of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, passed away on Friday. But the death of the 90-year-old monarch didnÂ’t seem to come as much of a shock to the Saudi establishment. When royal officials acknowledged AbdullahÂ’s death, it was also revealed that Crown Prince Salman would succeed his brother. For the time being, the succession process seemed to have preserved stability in the Saudi Kingdom. Within hours, traders who speculated that the new king may take a critical look at Saudi policies, which have allowed crude prices to collapse in recent months, created a rally in the...
  • Saudis on Twitter deny rumours King Abdullah dead [CNN JUST ANNOUNCED HE WAS DEAD]

    01/22/2015 3:28:22 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 33 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1-22-15 | Unkown to me
    DUBAI - A Saudi journalist and a member of the royal family denied rumors on Thursday that King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, in hospital since December suffering from pneumonia, had died, according to messages on social media. "All that is being reported about King Abdullah's death is far from the truth," Ibrahem al-Rawsa, identified as a journalist at state-run Saudi Press Agency, wrote on his Twitter account. A member of the royal family wrote: "I give you good news. The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques is fine and there is no truth to the rumors going around." He was referring...
  • The FBI and Martin Luther King

    01/19/2015 1:23:46 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 42 replies
    Atlantic, The ^ | Jul 1 2002, 12:00 PM ET | David J. Garrow
    Martin Luther King was never himself a Communist—far from it. But the FBI's wiretapping of King was precipitated by his association with Stanley Levison, a man with reported ties to the Communist Party. Newly available documents reveal what the FBI actually knew—the vast extent of Levinson's Party activities On October 10, 1963, U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy committed what is widely viewed as one of the most ignominious acts in modern American history: he authorized the Federal Bureau of Investigation to begin wiretapping the telephones of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. Kennedy believed that one of King's closest...
  • OUR OPINION: King should mend fences with Boehner

    In our Oct. 24 endorsement of Republican Steve King for a seventh term in the U.S. House, we said he would be better-positioned to represent the wants and needs of Iowa's 4th District than his Democratic opponent for the next two years because the GOP likely would retain control of the chamber. (SNIP) Yes, King is entitled to his opinion of Boehner and should be entitled to his choice for speaker, but ... Political realities suggest our congressman should exercise some care in pursuit of opposition to House leadership or risk marginalization. In a National Journal story last week headlined...
  • Obama's Legacy: Become More of a Tyrant Than King George Was Over the Colonies!

    01/18/2015 6:45:41 AM PST · by Stayfree · 15 replies
    Self | January 18, 2015 | Self(vanity)
    Since Barack Hussein Obama hasn't yet declared himself our first black Muslim President, maybe he dreams of becoming more of a tyrant than King George of England was to the colonists. Right now, he is proposing a huge tax increase on the American people just like King George did with his burdensome taxes.
  • Martin Luther King and Black Privilege!

    01/15/2015 11:09:33 PM PST · by John Leland 1789 · 14 replies
    CSTNews ^ | January 14, 2015 | Dr. Don Boys
    Martin Luther King and Black Privilege! Don Boys, Ph.D. No evangelical or Bible-believing church would support their pastor if he espoused even one of the heretical teachings of Martin Luther King, Jr. And it is not sufficient to say as the film “Selma” does that King was flawed. Everyone is flawed and the film and other media are willing to admit some flaws, foibles, and failures of King without dealing with him in totality. That is not done with King because he is special; that is Black privilege. Revealing the very crass, crude, and corrupt King would destroy the hero...
  • La Raza operative Raul Labrador votes to reelect John Boehner

    With a lifetime Marxist rating of 72%, Raul Labrador is one of the most anti-American Republicans ever. In the mid-2000’s, Labrador ran a website called rapidimmigration.com which provided “easy to understand advice for illegal immigrants seeking amnesty”…
  • Degrees of separation from Steve King

    A flock of 2016 presidential hopefuls will be attending a major GOP event in Iowa this month co-sponsored by anti-immigrant gadfly Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa). Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who has made outreach to minorities part of his appeal, won’t go. His office says there is a scheduling conflict. Former Florida governor Jeb Bush also begged off. What to make of all this? (SNIP) He is no David Duke, but his distasteful and flamboyant attacks on illegal immigrants are well known. (SNIP) New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie headlined a fundraiser for King and reportedly announced, “I will be a supporter...
  • JW Files SCOTUS Amicus Brief, Argues against Subsidies for Federal Health Exchange Enrollees

    01/02/2015 2:11:03 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 2, 2014
    Group asks High Court to affirm the limits on the executive branch’s ability to disregard federal statutes, reaffirm separation of powers (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on December 24, 2014, it filed an amicus curiae brief in support of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the IRS and the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Treasury over a decision by the agencies to ignore a key provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The lawsuit seeks specifically to prevent the IRS from providing refundable tax credits to individuals who purchase health care coverage through...
  • Sen. Jeff Flake Urging Pro-Amnesty 2016 Candidates Like Jeb Bush to Skip Iowa

    Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), who has pushed comprehensive amnesty legislation as a “Gang of Eight” member, is trying to advance the notion that a Republican cannot win the White House without supporting comprehensive amnesty legislation. He even suggested that pro-amnesty 2016 Republican presidential candidates former Florida Governor like Jeb Bush ignore voters in Iowa (home of conservative stalwart Rep. Steve King) and entirely skip the first-in-the-nation nominating caucuses to avoid having his pro-amnesty views scrutinized. In an interview with the Daily Beast, Flake reportedly called Iowa’s first-in-the-nation status on the presidential primary calendar “one of the very unfortunate parts of...
  • [Alan Colmes]FREAKOUTNATION: Republican Congressman Defends Scalise At White Supremacist Event Becau

    12/31/2014 3:58:51 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 16 replies
    radio.foxnews.com ^ | Alan Colmes
    Iowa’s Steve King reasons that since Jesus dined with tax collectors, Steve Scalise was fine keynoting a white supremacist rally. Steve King (R-Iowa) jumped to Scalise’s defense. “Jesus dined with tax collectors and sinners,” he said according to the Washington Post. “I know his heart, I’ve painted houses with him post-Katrina, and I know he is a good man.”
  • Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah admitted to hospital

    12/31/2014 11:40:19 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 28 replies
    Middle East EYE ^ | 12-31-2014 | MEE staff
    The 93-year old King of Saudi Arabia was sent to hospital on Wednesday for “medical checks” according to the Royal Court. King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, who has ruled Saudi Arabia since the death of his half-brother King Fahd in 2005, was admitted to the King Abdulaziz Medical City in Riyadh, the latest in numerous trips to hospital by the aging monarch in recent years. The King underwent two operations in October 2011 and November 2012 due to "ligament slackening" in the upper back. The news of his entry to hospital prompted a 5 percent fall in Saudi Arabia’s main equities...
  • Obama: ‘Steve King and I Fundamentally Disagree on Immigration’

    12/29/2014 7:55:56 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Charlie Spiering
    President Obama challenged illegal immigration hardliner, Congressman Steve King, the Republican from Iowa, in an interview with National Public Radio. “Steve King and I fundamentally disagree on immigration,” he said, bringing up the Iowa congressman, unprompted by the host. “If your view is that immigrants are either fundamentally bad to the country or that we actually have the option of deporting 11 million immigrants, regardless of the disruptions, regardless of the cost, and that that is who we are as Americans, I reject that,” he said.
  • Iowa’s Steve King rules over GOP on road to presidency

    12/28/2014 10:12:08 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Seth McLaughlin
    Rep. Steve King has summoned the potential field of 2016 Republican presidential candidates to Iowa next month for his Freedom Summit, and they are jumping at the opportunity — underscoring the conservative firebrand’s political pull and marking the event as the first major gathering of the next campaign for the White House. Mr. King told The Washington Times that the Jan. 24 gathering in Des Moines will give the kinds of activists who turn out for Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses a look at their options and will give the candidates an early reality check. (SNIP) Though Mr. Santorum achieved victory without...
  • Stephen King: I Regret My Slam on the Military (Called On It by NewsBusters)

    12/27/2014 8:47:23 PM PST · by conservative98 · 50 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 20, 2014 | Scott Whitlock
    Liberal novelist Stephen King regrets asserting that if you don't learn how to read, you'll end up in "the Army, Iraq." The comment, widely seen as a shot at the military, was first publicized six years ago on NewsBusters. In an interview with the Huffington Post, King was asked if he stood by the remarks. The author lamented, "No. That was just a case of misspeaking and also having one of those brain cramps that you realize that you're no longer living in the world that you grew up in...If I could take one remark back, that would be the...
  • Many Conservatives Were Happy to Watch Republicans Grill Obamacare Architect — but Mark Levin ...

    12/23/2014 5:43:12 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 21 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Dec 9th, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    So-called Obamacare “architect” Jonathan Gruber was called to testify at a Tuesday House regarding his past controversial remarks about the creation and passage of the health care law. While many of the testy exchanges that occurred during the hearing were covered and even trumpeted by conservative media, a furious Mark Levin said the exercise was pointless. “The very Republicans grilling this guy don’t plan to do a damn thing about Obamacare! They’re not going to use the power of the purse to control any piece of it!” Levin shouted on the air. “So, what is the point of a hearing?...
  • Christie calls on Obama to demand Cuba return cop killer Joanne Chesimard

    12/21/2014 8:58:22 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 20 replies
    nj.com ^ | Erin O'Neill
    Gov. Chris Christie has called on President Barack Obama to demand that Cuba return a woman convicted of killing a New Jersey State Police officer in 1973 before the United States moves forward with a plan to restore diplomatic relations with the communist nation. The Republican governor wrote in a letter to Obama that he profoundly disagrees with the decision announced last week to re-establish diplomatic ties with Cuba, saying he does not share the view that taking that step "without a clear commitment from the Cuban government of the steps they will take to reverse decades of human rights...
  • Rep. Steve King Schools Colbert and Democrats on American Workers (2010)

    12/19/2014 12:32:40 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    Iowa GOP Rep. Steve King's opening statement, wherein he takes great offense to the lie that illegals do jobs that "Americans won't do", and lays out important support facts regarding this issue.
  • Walter Jones only NC Congressman to stand against amnesty and Obamacare

    12/13/2014 1:48:08 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 32 replies
    The key vote on the bill that funds the Obama amnesty and Obamacare as well as the rest of government was the vote on the rule that put it on the floor, and it barely slid through by two votes. Any Congressman who voted for it voted to continue Obamacare and to allow Obama to proceed with his amnesty decree, because this bill funds both with no restrictions. The only North Carolinian to stand up and vote to stop this bill from proceeding was our own Walter Jones. The rest of the NC ''Republican'' congressmen voted for a piece of...
  • ObamaCare Supporters Should Be Very Worried, Experts Say

    12/12/2014 4:03:26 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 34 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/11/2014 | John Merline
    What would happen if the Supreme Court rules that ObamaCare doesn't allow subsidies through the federal exchange? There's plenty of speculation, ranging from no big deal to absolute, total catastrophe. An article published on Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine tries to answer the question with a little bit more precision. It's conclusion, however, is that disallowing those subsidies would be a devastating blow to ObamaCare.
  • Steve King Defends Government Shutdown Since The Voters Will Forget Anyway

    12/11/2014 6:38:12 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    Right Wing Watch ^ | Brian Tashman
    Rep. Steve King took his crusade to block President Obama’s executive action on immigration to “The Steve Deace Show” last night, where the Iowa congressman urged House Republicans to thwart immigration reform even if it results in a government shutdown. “Let’s throw out the fact that we have a Marxist in the White House and our very way of life is at stake,” Deace explained, “could an argument be made that a smart political move is to actually have a showdown with the president right now?” (SNIP) “The people would have twenty-three months to forget, presumably, but I would like...
  • In controversial move, Chris Christie vetoes pig crate ban

    11/29/2014 2:56:06 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | Ashley Killough
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bill Friday that would have banned crates that severely limit the mobility of pregnant pigs, a move that will win favor with Iowa farmers and spark more speculation about Christie's presidential aspirations but cause outrage among animal rights activists who pushed for the ban. Critics consider the small metal crates a form of animal cruelty -- the pigs aren't able to turn around in the limited space -- but advocates say they prevent sows from accidentally lying down or stepping on piglets. Despite its strong bipartisan support in the state legislature, the Republican...
  • The Media and Republican Insiders Lash Out against Congressman Steve King

    11/23/2014 12:42:14 PM PST · by iowamark · 14 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | 11/21/2014 | Craig Robinson
    I’m pretty sure that Iowa Congressman Steve King thought that his detractors would give it a rest for a while after he defeated his Democrat opponent by 24 points earlier this month.  Yet once again headlines like, “Stay away from Steve King,” have been published this week.  This time it’s not the liberals who are ranting and raving about King, its nameless “Republican insiders” and a conservative blogger from the Washington Post. On Tuesday, King announced that he is partnering with Citizens United to put on a 2016 presidential forum in Des Moines on January 24th called the Iowa Freedom...
  • 8 Things You Didn’t Know About the Feast of Christ the King

    11/23/2014 9:31:46 AM PST · by millegan · 3 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | ChurchPOP
    On the Roman Catholic liturgical calendar, today is the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, more commonly known as the Feast of Christ the King. The last Sunday of the liturgical year (next week is Advent!), this feast reminds us that whatever earth powers may do or ask of us, Christ is the true king that should reign in our hearts. Here are 8 things about this awesome feast you may not have known:
  • The Supreme Court Really Might Destroy Obamacare This Time

    11/10/2014 4:25:16 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 101 replies
    The National Journal ^ | 11-10-14 | Sam Baker
    The Supreme Court is taking up another Obamacare case—one that could devastate the health care law's coverage expansion. The justices on Friday agreed to hear oral arguments in King v. Burwell, a lawsuit that challenges the insurance subsidies at the heart of the Affordable Care Act. The suit argues that the subsidies—which roughly 80 percent of Obamacare enrollees received—should only be available in a handful of states. The Supreme Court is taking up another Obamacare case—one that could devastate the health care law's coverage expansion. The justices on Friday agreed to hear oral arguments in King v. Burwell, a lawsuit...
  • Four Reasons the Supreme Court Is Likely to Rule against the Obama Administration in Burwell

    11/09/2014 2:52:59 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 33 replies
    NRO.COM ^ | 08 NOVEMBER 2014 | JOHN YOO
    The Supreme Court followed up the landslide election on Tuesday with its own shocker: it announced that it will hear the Burwell case, which challenges the Obama administration’s extension of insurance subsidies in states that do not have health-care exchanges. I think the chances are high that the administration will lose. Because:
  • Tom Tancredo Targets Chris Christie With New PAC

    11/09/2014 12:04:13 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 30 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Greg Campbell
    Former two-term gubernatorial candidate and Congressman Tom Tancredo is forming a political action committee to “stop Chris Christie” from getting the GOP nod for president in 2016. (SNIP) “I have never liked the guy… [B]ecause he was concerned that I would, in fact, go against the [United States] Chamber of Commerce position on immigration and make it a big deal, and I might win, he chose to … spend a quarter of a million dollars of Republican money…to attack me, here, in Colorado. And launder the money through Attorneys General Association.”
  • If Words Mean Anything, Obamacare Is In Real Trouble

    11/08/2014 9:58:45 AM PST · by rootin tootin · 21 replies
    American Spectaror ^ | 11/8/2014 | David Catron
    The Supreme Court announced on Friday that it will hear a lawsuit challenging an arbitrary IRS decision to issue tax credits and penalties through federally created Obamacare exchanges. Two federal courts have already declared the regulation unconstitutional, but a third court ruled that the IRS has acted within its authority. It was this ruling by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals that prompted the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell to file an appeal with the high court. If the Supreme Court rules against the Obama administration in this case, it could well be the undoing of the reviled health care...
  • Six potential effects of a Supreme Court ruling against HHS on Obamacare

    11/07/2014 10:25:39 PM PST · by right-wing agnostic · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 7, 2014 | Philip Klein
    On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review whether the insurance subsidies through President Obama's healthcare law are illegal in 36 states, because the text of Obamacare limited subsidies to those states that set up their own exchanges. Here are six potential outcomes if the Supreme Court rules against the Department of Health and Human Services and declares such subsidies illegal. 1. Uncertainty keeps repeal flame alive The Supreme Court is coming at a time when there's an internal debate among Republicans about how the new Senate majority should approach the prospect of repealing Obamacare. Ever since the major...
  • Gingrich: High Court Obamacare Decision 'Devastating to President'

    11/07/2014 4:47:15 PM PST · by xzins · 39 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 07 Nov 2014 | Sean Piccoli
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich tells Newsmax TV that a Supreme Court decision on Friday to hear another legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act is "devastating to the president." "I have no ability to judge what the Supreme Court will do," Gingrich said, noting that Chief Justice John Roberts once cast the deciding vote to uphold President Barack Obama's signature health care overhaul. But Gingrich said the new challenge is based on making the Affordable Care Act comply with the actual text of the statute that Congress passed and that Obama signed — and Gingrich said that in this...
  • The Supreme Court will hear King. That’s bad news for the ACA (aka Obamacare)

    11/07/2014 11:43:33 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Incidental Economist ^ | November 7, 2014 | Nicholas Bagley
    In a significant setback for the Obama administration, the Supreme Court just agreed to review King v. Burwell, the Fourth Circuit’s decision upholding an IRS rule extending tax credits to federally established exchanges. The government had asked the Court to take a pass because there’s no split in the circuit courts over whether the IRS rule is valid. At least four justices—it only takes four to grant certiorari—voted to take the case anyhow. As I see it, what’s troubling here is not that the Court took King in the absence of a split. Its rules permit it to hear cases...
  • Obamacare Exchange Subsidies Headed to U.S. Supreme Court

    11/07/2014 1:50:24 PM PST · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 7 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 11-7-14 | Sean Riley
    The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments against the availability of exchange subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. Today’s order from the Court granted review in King v. Burwell, one of several cases challenging IRS regulations extending tax-credit subsidies to the states with federal exchanges. Briefings will be submitted over the next few months, and a ruling is not expected until June.
  • Justices to hear challenge to health law subsidies

    11/07/2014 10:12:28 AM PST · by BAW · 44 replies
    AP ^ | Nov 7, 2014 | MARK SHERMAN
    The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a new challenge to President Barack Obama's health care law. The justices said they will decide whether the law authorizes subsidies that help millions of low- and middle-income people afford their health insurance premiums. A federal appeals court upheld Internal Revenue Service regulations that allow health-insurance tax credits under the Affordable Care Act for consumers in all 50 states. Opponents argue that most of the subsidies are illegal.
  • House Committee Votes to Admit More STEM Workers than the Supply of Them

    11/07/2014 1:25:24 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 29 replies
    The Center for Immigration Studies ^ | July 1, 2013 | David North
    The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee voted last week to admit more high-tech foreign workers in some categories than the annual supply of them. In its eagerness to meet the wishes of the high tech industry — and steal jobs from qualified American workers — the Republican majority on the committee, with the single, commendable exception of Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), voted to allow as many as 55,000 green cards to be issued annually to aliens with advanced science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) degrees from American universities. It also voted to increase the existing H-1B quota for such workers...
  • Rep. Steve King: Obama Possibly a ‘Narcissist’ Who Wants to Get ‘Martyred’ by Impeachment

    11/07/2014 1:07:07 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 34 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 29th, 2014 | Andrew Kirell
    While some of the House’s more conservative members might consider impeaching President Barack Obama for an as-yet-unknown executive order on immigration policy, they seem to be wrestling with the idea that such aggressive action against the executive branch could result in a boon for the Democrats. (SNIP) I’ve just started to digest the thought process of what it would be like to think that, “Well, I’m the President of the United States and go ahead and impeach me and that’ll make me a martyr.” It’s part of the messiah complex that the president has — I can follow that rationale...
  • Obamacare Is Headed For Another Supreme Court Showdown, And It Puts The Law In 'Dangerous Territory'

    11/07/2014 10:59:44 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 105 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 7, 2014 | Brett LoGiurato
    The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to take up a new challenge to the Affordable Care Act, a move that will again thrust the law into a high-profile battle before the high court.The Supreme Court's move is somewhat surprising, considering there is still no split in the lower, circuit courts. But the high court agreed to King v. Burwell, a case in which the Fourth Circuit court upheld an IRS rule that extends the distribution of health insurance subsidies to states served by the federal insurance marketplace.The challenge to the law is viewed as having the potential to cripple Obamacare in...
  • Picking Tom Cotton

    11/05/2014 2:25:15 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 11 replies
    NRO ^ | July 15, 2013 | Robert Costa
    HC-5, a drab, wood-paneled conference room in the Capitol basement, was quiet last Wednesday as Paul Ryan pushed for immigration reform. All eyes were on the Wisconsin Republican as he touted the economic benefits of bringing illegal immigrants into the work force. He assured his colleagues, who were clustered in cliques — moderates here, old bulls there — that stronger border security remains the leadership’s priority. As Ryan spoke, freshman Tom Cotton of Arkansas, who was behind him in line, listened carefully. He was calm and upright, and unlike a handful of conservative rabble-rousers in the back, he didn’t sigh...
  • Steve King, Other Republican Candidates Win Big (King gets 62% in R+4 district)

    11/05/2014 1:12:50 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    Not only did Iowa voters decide to send another Republican from Iowa to the U.S. Senate to join Chuck Grassley there, voters elected Republicans in three out of the four congressional races in Iowa. Congressman Steve King, a Republican from Kiron easily won his bid for a seventh term. (SNIP) In the northwest Iowa counties, the Ernst to Braley ratios were 76/20 in O’Brien County, 87/11 in Sioux County, 78/18 in Osceola County, and 84/14 in Lyon County.
  • John Barrow pulls out his granddaddy’s anti-lynchin’ pistol again (Dem hits Boehner bill on amnesty)

    10/25/2014 3:17:56 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    ajc.com ^ | By Daniel Malloy, Greg Bluestein and Jim Galloway
    Rep. John Barrow’s ad two years ago about how “my grandfather used this little Smith and Wesson here to help stop a lynching” was widely recognized as one of the best of the cycle. The Augusta Democrat is out today with a sequel in which he bears his grandfather’s gun again, and pulls out his concealed carry permit along with it. (SNIP) The main critique of Allen is that he supported, and Barrow voted against, a supplemental appropriations bill passed in early August to focus on the children coming across the Mexican border. It included a lot of money for...
  • IA-04: Steve King/Jim Mowrer debate liveblog and discussion thread

    10/25/2014 2:41:17 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    In a few minutes, six-term Republican incumbent Steve King will debate his Democratic challenger Jim Mowrer in Storm Lake. Iowa Public Television's "Iowa Press" is hosting the debate, and C-SPAN is also televising. (SNIP) He is third in offering amendments on House floor after Jeff Flake and Sheila Jackson-Lee. You can't always pass a bill but he has highest percentage of success in getting amendments passed. Mowrer says Senator Flake [of Arizona] has asked King to stop claiming that, because it's not true. They show the King tv ad I transcribed above. Mowrer asked to comment. He says it's false....
  • Iowa Press U.S. Congress Fourth District Debate (Steve King)

    10/23/2014 7:23:41 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    Youtube ^ | IowaPublicTelevision
    Rep. Steve King, (R-Kiron) and Jim Mowrer, (D-Boone) Thursday, October 23 Storm Lake, Iowa
  • Military immigrant program halted

    10/23/2014 5:27:42 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 30 replies
    A popular military enlistment program for immigrants with specialized skills is now stuck in bureaucratic limbo — after the Pentagon announced last month it would begin allowing some young immigrants without legal status into the program. Army officials confirmed Thursday that the program, called Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest, has been suspended while the service tries to finalize screening procedures for the immigrants who want to enlist. (SNIP) And a new requirement instituted in 2012 mandates that all MAVNI applicants go through a high-level security check, called a single-scope background investigation. But DACA recipients would not be able...
  • Yes, Virginia, There Is Still a Circuit Split between Halbig and King

    10/19/2014 7:51:04 PM PDT · by SteveH · 2 replies
    Forbes ^ | 10/14/2014 | Michael F. Cannon
    [...] Perhaps most important for court-watchers, the plaintiffs further noted that contrary to the government’s claims, “there is still technically a conflict between the two Circuits.” That’s because under the D.C. Circuit’s rules, the decision to grant en banc review “vacated the panel’s judgment, but not its opinion.” So yes, Virginia, there’s still a circuit split.
  • Christie Will Speak, Not Shoot, at Iowa Pheasant Hunt

    10/16/2014 4:08:57 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    <p>New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will speak at U.S. Rep. Steve King’s annual pheasant hunt in Iowa this month — but he won’t be shooting game himself.</p> <p>Ann Trimble-Ray, an advisor to the King reelection campaign, said Christie will be present at a fundraising luncheon in Iowa on Saturday, but he won’t be hunting because he’s on a campaign swing visiting other candidates.</p>
  • David Young’s Schizophrenic Congressional Campaign

    10/15/2014 7:35:28 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | Craig Robinson
    Contrary to popular belief, I don’t like writing negative article about Republicans. I especially don’t like criticizing Republican candidates running for office in the final month of the campaign. As I sat down to write this article at 9:15 p.m. last night, I had no clue what I was going to be writing about. I thought perhaps I’d write about the Des Moines Register’s latest Iowa Poll that shows Governor Terry Branstad leading his Democrat opponent by 15 points. (SNIP) Had Young taken the stage at the District nominating convention back in June and said, “Hi, I’m David Young, and...