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  • Pew poll: Heavy majority thinks Congress,

    03/30/2015 4:56:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Hot ^ | March 30, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    A heavy majority, but maybe not heavy enough. If McConnell can’t muster more than 62 votes in the Senate to override an Obama veto of whatever Congress chooses passes. we’ll be stuck with this Iran sh*tburger until January 2017 at the earliest. And probably much longer than that, if we’re being honest. Nice to see President Overreach get a rebuke in the polls, though. Which is different from expecting any sort of meaningful public backlash if he makes a deal over Congress’s objections.At first glance that looks like a neatly consistent result. Americans favor giving their representatives the final say...
  • Reid Cant Read [semi-satire]

    01/27/2015 9:19:52 AM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 Jan 2015 | John Semmens
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) acknowledged that injuries to his eye sustained in an exercise apparatus mishap last month prevent him from reading. Rather than being an impediment to his legislative performance, though, Reid insists that it will be an asset. The premise that a lawmaker needs to read the words he is enacting into law is erroneous, Reid asserted. Attempting to read the 1000 page bills we are asked to act upon is time consuming and, ultimately, unnecessary. Even when I could read I couldnt bring myself to wade through the 2000 pages of the Affordable Care Act....
  • Texas: Summary of Major Pro- & Anti-Gun Legislation Filed To Date in the Legislature

    01/26/2015 6:04:12 PM PST · by Windflier · 21 replies ^ | 26 January 2015 | unattributed
    The Texas Legislature convened for its 2015 Regular Session on January 13. Dozens of pro-Second Amendment measures were either pre-filed or have been introduced in recent weeks, along with a handful of sweeping gun control bills. The filing deadline for legislation is not until March 13, and NRA-ILA anticipates that many more firearm- and hunting-related bills, both good and bad, will materialize between now and then. Contact information for state Senators can be found at and for House members at A list of Senate Committees was released late Friday and the House is still organizing itself, so the...
  • Do we want Congress to pass legislation to allow Obama to negotiate for us?

    01/12/2015 7:55:41 AM PST · by BlackAdderess · 25 replies
    Roll Call ^ | January 9, 2015 | Emma Dumain
    President Barack Obama wants Congress to pass legislation that would give him the authority to negotiate a in-flight trade agreement with nearly a dozen countries in the Pacific region...
  • 2015's Most Pressing Social Justice Issue: The Unborn

    01/10/2015 6:31:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | January 10, 2015 | Drew Belsky
    Editor's note:Dustin Siggins coauthored this piece. Last week, NPR's Gene Demby wrote that "2014 was an epochal year for social justice,beginning with Michael Browns death in Ferguson." But modern social justice did not start when Michael Brown died. America's most important civil rights movement is 42 years old and getting larger. It protects minorities, women, the poor, and children, and brings the nation's largest march to Washington each year. The cause: protecting helpless people from premature death in abortion facilities, and the mothers of these victims from psychological, physical, and spiritual devastation by abortionists. Many Americans don't consider abortion a...
  • Muslim organisations on collision course with Austrian government

    12/15/2014 6:34:14 PM PST · by Gillibrand · 13 replies
    Cathcon ^ | 16.12.2014 | Cathcon
    The much-touted harmony is fragile: Austria's Muslims are increasingly on a collision course with the Federal Government and its draft for the new Islamic law. On Monday, the Supreme Council, the highest governing body of the Islamic Community in Austria (IGGi) made a statement - with a protest against the decision. They were disappointed with the approach taken by the government, was stated in a joint press release of the Supreme Council and the IGGi President, Fuat Sanac.
  • GOP: Personal stories behind new legislation to help the disabled

    12/06/2014 10:00:46 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 12-5-14 | Andrew Malcolm
    Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers gives the Republican Party's Weekly Remarks Today Id like to tell you the story of a little boy who was diagnosed with Down Syndrome just three days after he was born. His diagnosis came with a list of future complications: endless doctors appointments, heart defects, even early Alzheimers. Seven years later, as the mom of that little boy, Cole, nothing has given me greater joy than watching the impact he has had on the world and dreaming of the difference he will make when he grows up. This week, the House spoke for Cole and...
  • The coming wave of anti-abortion laws

    12/01/2014 2:05:30 PM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/28/14 | Paige Winfield Cunningham
    The big Republican gains in the November elections strengthened and enlarged the anti-abortion forces in the House and the Senate. But its the GOP victories in the statehouses and governors mansions that are priming the ground for another round of legal restrictions on abortion. Arkansas, for instance, already has strict anti-abortion laws. But with a Republican governor succeeding a Democrat who had vetoed two measures that would have banned most abortions beyond a certain stage of pregnancy, lawmakers plan to seek more restrictions such as barring doctors from administering abortion drugs through telemedicine. Republican gains in the West Virginia...
  • Control Freaks

    11/20/2014 3:40:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | November 19, 2014 | John Stossel
    Control freaks want to run your life. They call themselves "public servants." But whether student council president, environmental bureaucrat or member of Congress, most believe they know how to run your life better than you do. I admit I was once guilty of this kind of thinking. As a young consumer reporter, I researched what doctors said was bad for us and what products might harm us. Then I demanded that the state pass rules to protect us from those things. The concept of individual freedom was not yet on my radar screen. I apologize. I was ignorant and arrogant....
  • How The Democrats Plan To Create Jobs

    11/02/2014 7:11:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | November 2, 2014 | John C. Goodman
    Conventional wisdom says that Democrats wanted to campaign this year on jobs and the economy. They were supposedly thrown off message by ISIS and the Ebola scare. But if voters re-focus on jobs and the economy, do the Democrats have a credible plan to offer them? I tried to find out.To begin with, the Democrats have a terrible record to defend. As former US Senor Phil Gramm and Mike Solon wrote in the Wall Street Journal the other day:“The Obama recovery is the weakest in postwar history. If the Obama recovery had been as strong as the average of the...
  • An Obamacare Mess You Likely Missed: Biosimilars

    10/16/2014 12:32:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | October 16, 2014 | Ken Blackwell
    Buried inside of the 20,000 pages of the Obamacare monstrosity are a few paragraphs which could create a multi-billion dollar industry in the American healthcare sector. Known as "biosimilars," the law allowed for the production of complex drugs which are medically equivalent versions of biologics (drugs derived from living organisms), and can treat deadly diseases ranging from Alzheimer's, AIDS, and rheumatoid arthritis. Not only can biosimilars save lives, the competition they create for a heavily regulated and patented marketplace can help patients by lowering the price of their prescriptions by up to 40 percent. The average annual cost of biologic...
  • Death On Demand Is Not Death With Dignity

    10/14/2014 10:40:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | October 14, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    I'd like to think that if I got the bad news that Brittany Maynard received -- terminal cancer with a prognosis of less than six months left to live -- I'd be like her. I'd like to be stoic and brave. I'd like to take charge of the rest of my cruelly abbreviated life. If I were facing death at age 29, I would want to find meaning in an end come too soon. Maynard has done just that. She moved from California to Oregon, where assisted suicide is legal. She has become the face of Compassion & Choices, which...
  • Poverty

    10/08/2014 4:40:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies ^ | October 8, 2014 | John Stossel
    Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson declared "War on Poverty." It sounded great to me. I was taught at Princeton, "We're a rich country. All we have to do is tax the rich, and then use that money to create programs that will lift the poor out of poverty." Government created job-training programs for the strong and expanded social security for the weak. It seemed to work. The poverty rate dropped from 17 percent to 12 percent in the programs' first decade. Unfortunately, few people noticed that during the half-decade before the "War," the rate dropped from 22 percent to...
  • Addressing the Disastrous Consequences of Chinas One-Child Policy

    09/25/2014 4:16:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | September 25, 2014 | Marco Rubio
    Thirty four years ago today, the communist regime in China enacted its One-Child Policy, one of the most disastrous and immoral social policies ever imagined in human history. It was the communist regimes answer to curb the growth of the worlds largest population. The One-Child Policy banned most Chinese couples from having more than one child. When couples conceived a second child, the Chinese government forced them to eliminate him or her, by any means necessary. However, because of cultural norms that place a premium on boys, the policys victims also included first-conceived children simply because they happened to be...
  • Why Has Immigration Shifted?

    09/23/2014 4:56:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | September 23, 2014 | Michael Barone
    What should we do about immigration policy? It's a question many are asking, and some useful perspective comes from an article in Foreign Affairs by British-born, California-based historian Gregory Clark, unhelpfully titled, "The American Dream Is an Illusion. The dream to which Clark refers is the idea, promoted by Emma Lazarus's poem at the Statue of Liberty, that this is "a country of opportunity for all, a country that invites in the world's tired, its poor and its huddled masses." The problem, says Clark, is that upward mobility is something of a myth, in America and elsewhere. In his recent...
  • Californias Abortion Insurance Mandate Spotlights the Lefts 40-year Devolution on Conscience

    09/07/2014 9:08:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | September 7, 2014 | Casey Mattox
    At the Supreme Court oral arguments in the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties cases in March, Justice Anthony Kennedy tested the limits of the government’s argument by asking if, under the government’s theory, people could be forced to pay for others’ elective surgical abortions through their insurance plan. The solicitor general dodged, responding (somewhat inaccurately) that there was no law like that at present, and did so in a tone that indicated he was happy not to have to defend such an illiberal and unwise law. Cue California.On Aug. 22, prompted by two Catholic universities’ refusal to provide abortion...
  • Schoolhouse Rock! Revised: Obama Edition

    08/27/2014 6:57:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | August 27, 2014 | Todd Gaziano
    "I'm just a bill. Yes, I'm only a bill. And I'm sitting here on Capitol Hill." Those who watched Saturday morning cartoons from 1975-85 and 1993-99 will not easily forget the animated character "Bill" and his forlorn song about his "long, long wait" on Capitol Hill, hoping and praying he would become a law. The Schoolhouse Rock! educational video explains that most bills die before they "even make it to committee," and that if the House of Representatives approves a bill, the Senate must do likewise before it becomes a law. Thus, by the age of about eight, children in America...
  • Reid Says He Will Make No Apologies for Defending Presidents Credibility

    08/10/2014 8:48:19 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 18 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 Aug 2014 | John Semmens
    A big part of President Obamas political message has been the travails hes suffered because of a do nothing Congress. The fact that there are over 300 bills passed by the House that are currently being blocked by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) would seem to rebut the Presidents contention. Of these House passed bills, 50% passed unanimously, 70% passed with a 2/3rds majority, and 55 were introduced by Democrat members of the House. The House has been active trying to craft legislation to address an array of problems, Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-Kan) pointed out. The charge that we...
  • The Do Nothing Congress: Repealing bad, outmoded laws is often better than passing new ones.

    08/05/2014 5:19:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/05/2014 | Mona Charen
    Meet the Press featured a segment this Sunday that illustrates the planted liberal axioms that dominate our political culture. The topic was Congresss failure to get anything done this term. NBC Newss chief White House correspondent, Chuck Todd, set the stage: New polling from NBC News, the Wall Street Journal, and Marist . . . shows that three out of four voters agree that Congress hasnt done much this year . . . And guess what? The publics right. Congress hasnt been productive. In fact, this Congress . . . is on track to be the least productive in...
  • Do Nothing House Passed More Than 350 Bills That Sit on Harry Reids Desk

    08/03/2014 6:51:41 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 11 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8-1-2014 | Mike Opelka
    Blackburn told TheBlaze that 356 bills made it through the House and are languishing in the Senate. Additionally, according to the congresswoman, 98 percent of those bills were passed with bipartisan support. She also pointed out that 200 of the bills were passed in the House with unanimous support from the entire chamber and more than 100 were passed with 75% support of House Democrats. To make her point that the House is working, but the Senate is where the obstruction exists, Blackburn printed all of the bills that the House has passed and stacked them on a desk with...
  • What If Democracy Is a Fraud?

    07/24/2014 10:52:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 77 replies ^ | July 24, 2014 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    What if you were allowed to vote only because it didn't make a difference? What if no matter how you voted the elites always got their way? What if the concept of one person/one vote was just a fiction created by the government to induce your compliance? What if democracy as it has come to exist in America today is dangerous to personal freedom? What if our so-called democracy erodes the people's understanding of natural rights and the reasons for government and instead turns political campaigns into beauty contests? What if American democracy allows the government to do anything...
  • One Year Later: HB 2 and the Pro-Life Movement in Texas

    07/19/2014 6:24:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | July 19, 2014 | David Dewherst
    One year ago today, I had the immense privilege of watching Governor Rick Perry sign House Bill 2 (HB2), one of the most significant pieces of pro-life legislation in Texas history. In addition to saving lives and protecting womens health, its passage emphatically serves as a symbol of the rule of law, the will of a majority of Texans, and the capstone to more than a decade of passing pro-life legislation. Womens health and life issues are always a lightning rod in politics, but I never wavered in my resolve to get this bill through the Legislature because it was...
  • Our Wonderful Politicians -- Why Do They Pass So Many Bad Laws And Repeal So Few?

    06/27/2014 11:58:58 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 18 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 27, 2014 | George Leef
    Why is it that democracies so often generate public policies that are wasteful and unjust? Why do such policies persist over long periods of time, even when they are known to be harmful? Assuming that youve pondered those questions, youd probably also like to understand why, on rare occasions, bad policies do get repealed. If you have entertained those questions, or now see that they are worth entertaining, here is a book youll want to read. In Madmen, Intellectuals, and Academic Scribblers, economics professors Wayne Leighton (of Universidad Francisco Marroquin) and Edward Lopez (of Western Carolina University) take readers on...
  • Obama Backs New Surveillance Legislation, but Tech Companies Reject (big loophole)

    05/22/2014 3:44:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    CIO ^ | 5/22/2014 | John Ribeiro
    A tech industry group that has Facebook and Google as participants has rejected the latest draft of a U.S. legislation that aims to put curbs on surveillance by the National Security Agency.The administration of U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday said it supported swift passage of the USA Freedom Act by the U.S. House of Representatives, and urged the Senate to follow suit."Overall, the bill's significant reforms would provide the public greater confidence in our programs and the checks and balances in the system," the White House said in a statement.But the tech companies, which also include Yahoo, AOL, Apple,...
  • Paranoia Has Its Limits As Gun Sales Slump

    05/20/2014 6:04:23 PM PDT · by blam · 58 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 5-20-2014 | Steve Goldstein
    <p>Dicks Sporting Goods issued a profit warning Tuesday, and the biggest concern from management is over golf equipment. But thats not the only reason the sporting-goods retailer is struggling.</p> <p>The firm DKS +0.37% also warned over its hunting division, and on a conference call, management made it clear whats going on.</p>
  • Comment on FDA's proposed deeming regulations on e-cigs. 75 days public comment period has started.

    04/25/2014 12:29:18 PM PDT · by 1_Inch_Group · 3 replies
    Regulation of Electronic Cigarettes by the FDA By Mitch Zeller, the Director of the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Tobacco Products. Thank you for your petition on electronic cigarettes . First things first: While we are seeking to regulate products like electronic cigarettes, the proposed regulation would not ban them. Some background, which you may already know: The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act that Congress passed in 2009 gave the FDA immediate authority to regulate certain tobacco products -- cigarettes, cigarette tobacco, roll-your-own tobacco, and smokeless tobacco -- under the Federal Food, Drug, &...
  • Comment on FDA's proposed deeming regulations on e-cigs. 75 days public comment period has started.

    04/25/2014 12:29:18 PM PDT · by 1_Inch_Group · 30 replies
    Regulation of Electronic Cigarettes by the FDA By Mitch Zeller, the Director of the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Tobacco Products. Thank you for your petition on electronic cigarettes . First things first: While we are seeking to regulate products like electronic cigarettes, the proposed regulation would not ban them. Some background, which you may already know: The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act that Congress passed in 2009 gave the FDA immediate authority to regulate certain tobacco products -- cigarettes, cigarette tobacco, roll-your-own tobacco, and smokeless tobacco -- under the Federal Food, Drug, &...
  • Cigars and the FDA

    04/24/2014 12:19:11 PM PDT · by Paul46360 · 17 replies is the docket reading
  • White House, Democrats Cry Foul Over GOP Push to Enforce Immigration, Other Laws

    03/13/2014 2:04:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Roll Call ^ | March 12, 2014 | Emma Dumain with Steven T. Dennis
    A House Republican bill aimed at forcing President Barack Obama to enforce immigration and other laws as they are written drew sharp rebukes Wednesday from the White House and House Democrats, who ripped the measure as anti-immigrant. The legal dispute over President Barack Obamas unilateral decision to suspend deportations for people brought to the country illegally by their parents, known as dreamers, has split the GOP and Democrats before. But on Wednesday the dispute threatened to end any lingering goodwill Democrats were inclined to extend toward GOP leaders, who just weeks earlier unveiled a set of immigration principles for overhauling...
  • Obama: Whenever I can take steps without legislation, I will

    02/09/2014 3:42:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 47 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/08/14 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama said Saturday that hes doing everything he can to reduce income inequality in America. In his weekly address, Mr. Obama said too many Americans havent seen increases in their wages, while the wealthy are doing better than ever. Weve got to reverse those trends, Mr. Obama said. Weve got to build an economy that works for everyone, not just a fortunate few. Toward his goal, the president noted that hes taken steps through executive action in recent weeks to boost job training, to guarantee every child has access to quality education, and to boost income and retirement savings.
  • Colorado legislators propose repeal of anti-gun laws as local district ends ban on open-carry

    01/31/2014 5:41:20 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 39 replies
    Guns ^ | 1/31/14 | Max Slowik
    With two anti-gun Colorado state legislators recently voted out of office and a third retiring facing another recall election its clear that gun control isnt the non-issue so many in office assumed it would be. Now several legislators are working to repeal the laws passed early last year in Colorado, with a new package of house bills that would roll back the recent changes. Although Colorado citizens recently voted to recall two proponents of the gun control package, including then state senate president John Morse and senator Angela Giron, the Democratic Party still holds a majority by one vote. A...
  • Arkansas Accidents

    01/20/2014 1:36:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | January 19, 2014 | Paul Jacob
    Call OSHA. Quick! We desperately need the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to take a look at the incredibly dangerous flooring in the Arkansas State Capitol. This federal agency could determine why the states legislators are slipping or stumbling or tripping (thats it!) so badly that legislative provisions they never, ever intended to enact are flying out of their briefcases or folders (or you-know-what) to land inexplicably into law. Laws they pass without having read. Of course. In last years legislative session the first with both chambers of the states General Assembly controlled by Republicans since the century before...
  • When Ignorance Is an Excellent Excuse: Stop fining and jailing unwitting criminals.

    01/13/2014 7:42:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/13/2014 | Evan Bernick
    In the wake of media reports that 40,000 new federal, state, and local laws will go into effect this year, theres no better time for Americans to revisit the old maxim that ignorance of the law is no excuse. An unknown number of these new provisions are criminal laws that can deprive us of our liberty and brand us for life. No ordinary American can be expected to know every law, new and old, on the books, not even every criminal law. Anyone concerned about Americans being locked up for innocent behavior should resolve to help end overcriminalization. Overcriminalization strikes...
  • Failed Strategy of the Pro-Life Movement [Persuasion needed, not legislation]

    01/05/2014 4:14:57 PM PST · by Moseley · 8 replies
    Delaware Politics ^ | January 5, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    The Republican Party has been clobbered in recent elections by a mythical war on women largely driven by abortion. Hysteria about a war on women was fueled by a Republican proposal in Virginias General Assembly about trans-vaginal ultrasounds before abortions. Conservatives who think people should pay for their own birth control were misrepresented as woman haters. Rush Limbaughs inflammatory attack on flaky Sandra Fluke upset superficial people. Somewhere in the last ten to fifteen years, the Pro-Life movement took a massive detour for the worse. Pro-Lifers stopped trying to educate the public and persuade people of the very obvious...
  • Professors question enforceability of 3-D printer legislation

    12/23/2013 8:11:19 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 8 December, 2013 | Jill Castellano
    While it is now illegal to use 3-D printers to manufacture firearms without proper licensing, some Penn professors question the significance of that legislation. In September, Philadelphia became the first city to ban the use of 3-D printers to create part or all of a firearm by anyone other than a licensed gun manufacturer. The legislation follows debate over 3-D printed guns, which stems from a public computer file released by the Texas company Defense Distributed in May, which could be used to create a firearm called The Liberator on a 3-D printer. This November, the manufacturing company Solid Concepts...
  • One Cheer for Our Unproductive Congress: Legislative Inactivity is Actually a Blessing

    12/11/2013 7:37:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/11/2013 | Michael Tanner
    As this session of the 113th Congress draws to a merciful close, much of the punditry has picked up on the refrain that this is the most unproductive Congress in history. Indeed, this Congress has passed just 28 bills, easily eclipsing the previous record for inactivity set by Congress in 2012, when it passed just 68 new laws. But why, we might ask, is this such a bad thing? Sure, there are things we might have wished Congress had accomplished. Something to address immigration or entitlement reform springs to mind. And it certainly would have produced less chaos if Congress...
  • YOUR GOVERNMENT: 1. Legislation [part 1 of new 11-part series from "Virtual President" BILL WHITTLE]

    11/04/2013 1:13:59 AM PST · by RonDog · 9 replies ^ | October 11, 2013 | Bill Whittle
    YOUR GOVERNMENT: 1. Legislation 10.11.13 YOUR GOVERNMENT: 1. LEGISLATION My fellow Americans. Either the government belongs to you, or you belong to the government. Its either one or the other. This government no longer belongs to you, and it hasnt for a long time. But we can fix that. We can make it your government again. Which is why, as your Virtual President, I would like to have a series brief discussions about the practical ways we can return your government to its original owners: you, the American people. Channel: Mr. Virtual President
  • Due to Congresss failure to pass legislation... (Hussein's background still @

    10/03/2013 4:34:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    White Hut ^ | 10/03/13 | Hussein
    Due to Congresss failure to pass legislation to fund the government, the information on this web site may not be up to date. Some submissions may not be processed, and we may not be able to respond to your inquiries. Barack H. (Hussein) Obama is the 44th President of the United States. His story is the American story values from the heartland, a middle-class upbringing in a strong family, hard work and education as the means of getting ahead, and the conviction that a life so blessed should be lived in service to others. With a father from Kenya...
  • Is Legislating Morality Biblical?

    09/01/2013 5:52:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Christian Research Institute ^ | 08/31/2013 | Frank Turek
    Why Christians Must Legislate Morality by Frank TurekWhen I have just a minute to communicate the importance of Christians being involved in politics, I call up this satellite picture of the Korean peninsula on my iPhone.1 Here we see a homogenous population of mostly Koreans separated by a well-fortified border. South Korea is full of light, productivity, and the gospel. They are a free country and one of the most Christianized countries in the world. North Korea is a concentration camp. They have no freedom, very little food, and almost no Christianity.I then ask, What is the primary reason for...
  • Barack the Lawgiver

    08/16/2013 6:09:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/15/2013 | Charles Krauthammer
    <p>As a reaction to the crack epidemic of the 1980s, many federal drug laws carry strict mandatory sentences. This has stirred unease in Congress and sparked a bipartisan effort to revise and relax some of the more draconian laws.</p> <p>Traditionally meaning before Barack Obama thats how laws were changed: We have a problem, we hold hearings, we find some new arrangement, which is ratified by Congress and signed by the president.</p>
  • Freshman Democrats Cause Pelosi Problems

    08/02/2013 7:12:21 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 8-2-13 | Mary Chastain
    Many freshman Democrats in the House are defying Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and not voting with the party on key issues. They told Politico they are there to represent their constituents and not make big points with House leadership. Dan Maffei (D-NY) has voted less with his party than any other freshman Democrat. He voted with Republicans to delay the mandates in Obamacare for one year. Fourteen of his colleagues joined him and Pelosi accused them of undermining her. Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Shultz (D-FL) took to the House floor to attack the defectors, but Maffei does not regret his actions:...
  • LePage beats veto record of recent Maine governors [Quotes Calvin Coolidge!]

    07/06/2013 5:37:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    AUGUSTA, Maine Gov. Paul LePage has wielded his veto pen more than any other Maine governor in recent history and the session isn't over yet. Throughout the contentious session, the Republican governor has spiked 57 bills the Democratic-led Legislature sent to his desk, recently surpassing former Independent Gov. James Longley, who previously held the record for single-session vetoes with 49 in 1977. In a statement, LePage quoted former President Calvin Coolidge, who said, "It is better to block a bad law than sign a good one."
  • Pro-Life Bill Officially Filed In Texas State House

    07/02/2013 10:12:46 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 38 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | July 2, 2013 | Tim Brown
    A new bill that limits the murder of the unborn to 20-weeks and requires abortion clinics to meet basic medical standards has been officially filed in the Texas State House. HB 2 declares that the state has an obligation to protect the unborn. Texas Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, called a second special session of the Texas legislature to pass the late-term abortion ban bill. I am calling the Legislature back into session because too much important work remains undone for the people of Texas. Through their duly elected representatives, the citizens of our state have made crystal clear their priorities...
  • NC:It Is Time To Demand Concurrence On HB 937

    06/25/2013 5:18:50 PM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 25 June, 2013 | John Richardson
    The North Carolina Senate took the House-passed HB 937 and made a good gun reform bill into a near great one. The North Carolina Sheriffs' Association in now balking on passage of the bill due to the elimination of the archaic and racist pistol purchase permit system run out of each county's sheriffs' department. As the alert below from Grass Roots North Carolina makes clear, what they really object to is a loss of power and a loss of revenue. News stories about the recent shooting in Greenville, North Carolina are now trumpeting that the Pitt County Sheriffs' Department...
  • Wave of legislation would expand gun rights in Ohio

    06/25/2013 3:40:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 22 June, 2013 | Brandon Blackwell
    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Republican lawmakers have introduced a new wave of legislation that would continue to expand gun rights in Ohio. Among the proposed changes are measures that would allow public officials to carry firearms in the Statehouse and other "non-secured" public buildings, ban law enforcement from melting down confiscated guns and loosen the state's definition of "automatic firearm." The fresh legislation piggybacks on years of significant changes to Ohio's gun laws, which began in 2004 when Republican Gov. Bob Taft signed a law legalizing concealed handguns. The proposals have gun advocates rejoicing and opponents reeling. House Bill 191, introduced...
  • How America Lost Its Way

    06/09/2013 11:29:53 AM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 7, 2013 | Niall Ferguson
    It is getting ever harder to do business in the United States, argues Niall Ferguson, and more stimulus won't help: Our institutions need fixing. Not everyone is an entrepreneur. Still, everyone should tryif only onceto start a business. After all, it is small and medium enterprises that are the key to job creation. There is also something uniquely educational about sitting at the desk where the buck stops, in a dreary office you've just rented, working day and night with a handful of employees just to break even. As an academic, I'm just an amateur capitalist. Still, over the past...
  • This NEEDS FREEPING please!join a lawsuit opposing new gun legislation in Colorado?

    05/28/2013 10:11:30 AM PDT · by Internet Walnut · 11 replies
    Steamboat today ^ | 5/28/2013 | Steamboat Today
    Do you support Routt County Sheriff Garrett Wiggins decision to join a lawsuit opposing new gun legislation in Colorado?
  • Wall Street Writes Bills, Washington DC Passes Them

    05/26/2013 7:19:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 05/25/2013 | By BRIANNA EHLEY
    In a stunning sign of the political resurgence of bankers, Wall Street lobbyists not only have the ear of lawmakers, they have their pens as well. Rather than leaving it to members of Congress to draft legislation that softens financial regulations, bank lobbyists are helping to write it themselves, emails reviewed by The New York Times show. One bill that sailed through the House Financial Services Committee this month was essentially written by lobbyists for giant Citigroup. After the House committee drafted a bill that would force regulators to exempt trades of certain types of derivative trading from the new...
  • Lone Star Tea Party State Legislative Alert

    05/23/2013 7:41:12 AM PDT · by Windflier · 44 replies
    Lone Star Tea Party ^ | 22 May 2013 | Patriot Staff
    I wanted to give you a quick summary on the 3 urgent bills that need attention IMMEDIATELY. They are: Senate Bill 346 (SB 346) is designed to discourage people from giving to Tea Party groups who wish to replace RINO's with conservatives. It is a Saul Alinsky device to identify donors so they can be targeted and then discouraged from giving to conservatives. It is incredible, as the WSJ points out in an editorial in today's paper, that a Governor in Texas would even contemplate such a thing. But such is the fear in the RINO Establishment's nostrils. It not...
  • Nevada SB211 Goes to Nevada Assembly. Universal Background Checks.

    05/23/2013 6:41:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    5/23/2013 | Self
    Since the Reno Gazette Journal can't be linked, here is a short blip from today concerning Nevada and Universal Background Checks. A bill mandating background checks almost every time a gun changes hands has cleared the Nevada Senate. After a lengthy debate Wednesday, senators voted 11-10 along party lines advancing SB221. It now heads to the Assembly. Several Democrats say the bill is the start of better gun policies in the Silver State. In an effort to eliminate any cost to the state, the bill was changed to funnel background checks on all private sales directly to the National Instant...