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  • FAA warning pilots in Southeast that traffic avoidance technology disrupted ("Military Activities")

    09/05/2015 9:11:32 AM PDT · by Crystal Palace East
    The FAA is warning pilots flying in the Southeast that ADS-B and TCAS traffic avoidance technology will be disrupted the entire month of September from Virginia to Florida because of "military activities." The National Business Aviation Association is complaining that such testing needs to be preceded by more warning. The FAA's NOTAM on the signal disruption was posted less than 24 hours before the tests started on September 2. The NOTAM states that TCAS might fail to establish tracks on nearby aircraft and may not see aircraft that would normally trigger a TCAS resolution. False alerts, however, are not expected...

    09/05/2015 9:06:21 AM PDT · by P-Marlowe · 5 replies
    Free Republic | 9/5/15 | P-Marlowe
    The Supreme Court recently ruled that any State Statute that limits "Marriage" between (1) Man and (1) Woman is void and that States may not so limit the definition of marriage to not include homosexual couples. In effect Kentucky's definition of Marriage as being a union between (1) Man and (1) Woman has been voided and for all intents and purposes it no longer exists.The problem is that if section 402.005 which provides the legal definition of marriage has been ruled void, then any references to the term "Marriage" (including the issuance of Marriage Licenses) no longer have a legal...
  • Poll: Donald Trump Leads 2012 GOP Field

    09/05/2015 9:05:23 AM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 1 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | April 15, 20111 | Aliyah Shahid
    The Donald is trumping his GOP competitors. The billionaire real estate mogul has taken a rather shocking nine-point lead in a national poll of the hypothetical Republican presidential field, according to a new survey by Public Policy Polling. Trump leads with 26 percent, followed by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (17 percent), former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (15 percent) and ex-Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (11 percent). Rounding out the bottom of the list were former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (8 percent), Texas Rep. Ron Paul (5 percent), Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann (4 percent) and former Minnesota Gov. Tim...
  • Renewed calls for gun control laws spur sales

    09/05/2015 8:52:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies ^ | 9/5/2015 | unknown
    Newly released August records show that the FBI posted 1.7 million background checks required of gun purchasers at federally licensed dealers, the highest number recorded in any August since gun checks began in 1998. The numbers follow new monthly highs for June (1.5 million) and July (1.6 million), a period which spans a series of deadly gun attacks — from Charleston to Roanoke — and proposals for additional firearm legislation. While the FBI does not track actual gun sales, as multiple firearms can be included in a transaction by a single buyer, the National Instant Criminal Background Check System's numbers...
  • Immigrants throw away the food and the water what they get in Hungary on 2015, September 3 [VIDEO]

    09/05/2015 8:37:01 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies ^ | 09/04/2015 | Secondo Lisi
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  • Nun: Pope Francis Believes Role of Politics Is To 'Control Economy'

    09/05/2015 8:34:29 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In America, the role of politics and politicians is to defend the Constitution. And the essence of that Constitution is to limit the powers of government while protecting the unalienable rights of the people as described in the Declaration of Independence. But according to a prominent Catholic sister, Pope Francis has a very different view, one which she obviously shares. Appearing on MSNBC's Up With Steve Kornacki today, Sister Simone Campbell said that the Pope was "very clear" in his encyclical. Rather controlling government, he believes the role of politics is to "control the economy." View the video here.
  • Trump Rips Hugh Hewitt on Twitter for His ‘Low Ratings’ Because Of Course

    09/05/2015 8:33:06 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 9/5/15 | Josh Feldman
    There is one very important metric Donald Trump likes to judge someone’s merit on: ratings. He constantly talks about how good The Apprentice did in the ratings and most of the time, when he wants to express his dislike of someone, he goes after their ratings (though he couldn’t exactly do that with Megyn Kelly). -snip- Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump 3 hours ago New Jersey, USA Very low ratings radio host Hugh Hewitt asked me about Suleiman, Abu Bake al-Baghdad, Hassan Nasrallah and more - typical "gotcha" questions Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump 3 hours ago New Jersey, USA Why would...
  • Kasich Campaign Hit By Charter School Data Rigging Scandal

    09/05/2015 8:27:08 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/05/2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Newly-released documents indicate that the husband of Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s presidential campaign manager participated with other Ohio Department of Education (ODE) staff in a coordinated effort to falsely inflate the evaluations of some charter school sponsors. In July, former state Department of Education Director of School Choice David Hansen – husband of Beth Hansen, Kasich’s former chief of staff in the governor’s office and now his presidential campaign manager – resigned after admitting he manipulated evaluations of some charter sponsors, reports the Columbus Dispatch. The data rigging allowed the sponsors of poor-performing online schools to appear to be engaged...
  • Nun: Pope Francis Believes Heart of Politics Is 'Controlling Economy'

    09/05/2015 8:22:08 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies ^ | 09/05/2015 | Mark Finkelstein
    The role of American politics and politicians is to defend the Constitution. And the essence of that Constitution is to limit the powers of government while protecting the unalienable rights of the people as described in the Declaration of Independence. But according to a prominent Catholic sister, Pope Francis has a very different view, one which she obviously shares. Appearing on MSNBC's Up With Steve Kornacki today, Sister Simone Campbell said that the Pope was "very clear" in his encyclical. Rather controlling government, he believes the "heart" of politics is "controlling the economy." LINK TO VIDEO
  • Morning Joe to Expand an Hour; Brian Williams Forgotten?

    09/05/2015 8:10:52 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 5 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 5, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Good news for our own Mark Finkelstein. He will soon have more material to work with according to Mediaite which reports that MSNBC's Morning Joe will be expanding an hour. However what is most significant about the report is what, or rather who, it does not mention. Despite being chock full of information about the many changes coming to MSNBC, the name noticeable by its absence is Brian Williams despite the fact that he is supposed to be an incredibly well paid breaking anchor on that network. Is this part of a not so subtle effort on the part of NBC...
  • Trump and the GOP's Election Cycle Talking Points

    09/05/2015 8:06:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | September 5, 2015 | Jack Kerwick
    During every presidential election cycle, both Democratic and Republican talking heads trot out the same tired conventionalities that they predictably use to promote their preferred candidates and undermine those whom they dislike. Given the Big Bang that is Donald TrumpÂ’s candidacy, the political props posing as species of reason have been particularly visible this time around. LetÂ’s look at some of them, and how theyÂ’ve been used in connection with Trump. Candidate X lacks the experience to be President. The old argument from experience (or inexperience) is patently disingenuous. And notice, itÂ’s always and only the other guyÂ’s candidate who...
  • Trumping America (Saturbray)

    09/05/2015 8:06:12 AM PDT · by bray · 16 replies ^ | 9/5/15 | bray
    And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Matthew 28:18-20 KJV Since I was the only pundit who predicted the Trump leads when all the professionals were writing funeral after funeral, let’s take a look at why. He is...
  • Obama’s Iran Deal Is Still Far from Settled

    09/05/2015 7:55:36 AM PDT · by blueyon · 14 replies ^ | 9/05/15 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The review process under the Corker law never began — by the law’s own terms. To undermine President Obama’s atrocious Iran deal despite the Republican-controlled Congress’s irresponsible Corker legislation, it will be necessary to follow, of all things, the Corker legislation. On Wednesday, Barbara Mikulski became the 34th Senate Democrat to announce support for the deal, which lends aid and comfort to a regime that continues to call for “Death to America.” Under the Corker Roadmap to Catastrophe, Mikulski’s assent ostensibly puts President Obama over the top. After all, the legislation sponsored by Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Bob Corker...
  • Hugh Hewitt's Face-Off With Donald Trump Draws Profile In Washington Post

    09/05/2015 7:54:41 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    All Access Music Group ^ | 9/4/15 | AAMG
    SALEM RADIO NETWORK host HUGH HEWITT's tough questioning of guest DONALD TRUMP, and TRUMPs subsequent insults thrown at HEWITT, have earned the veteran radio talker a lengthy profile in the WASHINGTON POST. The POST's examination of HEWITT, whose probing of TRUMP on foreign policy issues exposed the candidate's uncertainty and drew a lambasting from TRUMP as a "third-rate announcer," notes that despite HEWITT's open conservatism and Republican Party ties, he "has a reputation for facilitating rich and respectful on-air conversations with guests whose own political loyalties lie far afield from his own" and has close ties with powerful figures across...
  • Why I hate politics

    09/05/2015 7:40:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 9/5/2015 | Patrice Lewis
    The more I look around, the less I’m interested in anything involving the political process. In this, I’m not alone. A 2014 article by Michael Snyder entitled “12 Numbers Which Prove That Americans Are Sick And Tired Of Politics As Usual,” he notes: “The American people are increasingly waking up to the fact that nothing ever seems to change in Washington, D.C., no matter which political party is in power. In fact, as you will see later on in this article, an all-time high 53 percent of all Americans believe that neither party ‘represents the American people.’”..... .....Which, you might...
  • Trump bluffs past another crisis

    09/05/2015 7:39:19 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 55 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/5/15 | BEN SCHRECKINGER
    Foreign policy gaffe prompts a familiar strategy: Don’t apologize, strike back at questioner. Donald Trump’s enemies have been waiting for his Sarah Palin moment. On Thursday night, they thought they had it. Trump whiffed on a foreign policy query about the leaders of major terrorist organizations and of Iran’s Quds Force. His ignorance of General Qasem Soleimani and his inability to distinguish between the “Quds Force” and the Kurdish people immediately became the focus of the national conversation. But then the event took a distinctly Trumpian turn: The candidate not only didn’t apologize or express any regret, he launched an...
  • Conservative group trying to mount anti-Trump ad campaign (Club For Amnesty...)

    09/05/2015 7:33:42 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/4/15 | Sean Sullivan and Matea Gold
    A top conservative group is trying to coax wealthy Republican donors to help fund a multimillion-dollar ad campaign and other efforts against Donald Trump — the latest sign of growing anxiety within GOP circles over the businessman’s dominance in the 2016 race. But some GOP financers are skeptical of the plan, fearing it will only fuel Trump’s outsider pitch. The lack of consensus illustrates how Trump, for the moment, is a problem without a clear solution in the eyes of party leaders worried that his controversial rhetoric and tactics are hurting the Republican brand. Officials with the Club for Growth...
  • Jeb Bush 2016: Star Wars Force Friday Tweet Fails On Social Media: 'Funny You Are Not'

    09/05/2015 7:28:34 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    IBT ^ | 9/4/15 | Jackie Salo
    A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, Jeb Bush was the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination. But the Force has not been with him this summer and he has dropped into third place in recent polls. The former Florida governor's attempts to win the "Star Wars" vote also fell flat when he tweeted a new campaign logo Friday that saluted the franchise's upcoming movie release. In honor of so-called Force Friday, Bush tweeted a GIF [Graphics Interchange Format] of his "Jeb! 2016" campaign logo that morphed into "Jedi Force." "No no no ... that's not helping!"...
  • Why is HHS Enabling Medicare Fraud?

    09/05/2015 7:20:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | September 5, 2015 | Dan Horowitz
    According to a newly unearthed documents, the White House budget office has been waging a stealthy campaign to crack down on Medicare fraud, urging the Department of Health and Human Services to identify additional tools to help eliminate wasteful and fraudulent billings. This raises several questions, one of which is why this effort – which only came to light after a watchdog group sued for the documents under the Freedom of Information Act – was shrouded in secrecy in the first place. After all, pretty much everyone should agree that stopping Medicare fraud, estimated at around $50 billion annually, or...
  • Rocky backs Tim Tebow, but wants him to start

    09/05/2015 7:09:24 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 33 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 09/05/2015 | Rob Tornoe
    Go ahead and buy yourself a Tim Tebow jersey, because Rocky Balboa has just endorsed Tebowmania in Philadelphia. "How could you not like Tim Tebow?" Sylvester Stallone rhetorically asked a TMZ reporter yesterday after news that Eagles quarterback Matt Barkely was traded to the Cardinals, opening up a spot on the roster for Tebow.
  • Obama’s Deceitful, Unsustainable Energy Decrees

    09/05/2015 6:56:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | September 5, 2015 | Paul Driessen
    “That’s not the American way. That’s not progress. That’s not innovation. That’s rent-seeking and trying to protect old ways of doing business, and standing in the way of the future.” That wasn’t the Wall Street Journal lambasting the mandate- and subsidy-dependent renewable energy consortium. It was President Obama demonizing critics of his plans to replace carbon-based energy with wind, solar and biofuels, stymie the hydraulic fracturing revolution that’s given the United States another century of oil and gas – and “fundamentally transform” and downsize the US and global economies. The president thinks this legacy will offset the Iran, Iraq, Islamic...
  • Arson was cause of Planned Parenthood fire in Washington

    09/05/2015 6:51:54 AM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies
    AP ^ | 9/5/15
    A pre-dawn blaze that heavily damaged a Planned Parenthood clinic was arson, fire investigators in Washington state determined Friday. Pullman Fire Department investigator Chris Wehrung also said a task force involving local agencies was investigating with the help of federal agencies. He declined to release other details. The fire follows a recent wave of protests at Planned Parenthood clinics across the country. On Aug. 22, some 500 protesters gathered outside the Pullman clinic, waving signs and calling for Congress to defund the organization. Many protesters referenced a series of videos released by anti-abortion activists in California that appeared to show...
  • The ACLU Now Opposes Religious Freedom Because Christians Need It

    09/05/2015 6:49:03 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 20 replies
    Reason ^ | 06/29/2015 | Robby Soave|
    The American Civil Liberties Union has formally reversed its support for the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, signaling that the organization is no longer interested in mounting an ideologically consistent defense of all people of faith. It’s a disappointing retreat on principles for the ACLU, and the organization’s explanation suggests that a singular disdain for Christian belief is the reason.
  • Bleeding Hearts Will Only Make Europe’s Migrant Crisis Worse

    09/05/2015 6:44:14 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/5/15 | Scott Greer
    Thousands of migrants are swarming into Europe by the week– and no one has a real clue what to do about it.This crisis came with a gruesome illustration Thursday when the world saw the image of a dead migrant child lying face down on a Mediterranean beach.The gut-wrenching picture inevitably inspired some European leaders to call for the continent to open its doors to the people most media outlets call refugees.While some of the immigrants coming into the European Union are fleeing the violence in Syria and Iraq, many are coming for the same economic reasons millions of migrants have...
  • Who is Huma Abedin?

    09/05/2015 6:40:41 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 47 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | Leon Puissegur  | Leon Puissegur 
    Such a simple question with such a complicated answer. To begin, she is the daughter of Saleha Mahmood Abedin, a very pro-Sharia sociologist with ties to numerous organizations, especially the Muslim Brotherhood. Huma Abedin is Hillary Rodham Clinton's top advisor and now, seemingly, her top e-mail controller. Once again, we go to a top site on the web for in-depth looks at individuals who are now very close to our enemies. "Huma Abedin was born in 1976 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Her father, Syed Abedin (1928-1993), was an Indian-born scholar who had worked as a visiting professor at Saudi Arabia's King...
  • Employment report: U.S. added 173K jobs in August

    09/05/2015 6:40:16 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 17 replies
    CBS News ^ | 04 September 2014 | Robert Galbraith
    The U.S. unemployment rate fell to a seven-year low in August as employers added a modest 173,000 jobs, a key piece of evidence for the Federal Reserve in deciding whether to raise interest rates from record lows later this month. The Labor Department says the unemployment rate fell to 5.1 percent from 5.3 percent, the lowest since April 2008. Hiring in August was the lowest in five months, but the government revised up the June and July job growth by a combined 44,000. From June through August, the economy generated a solid 221,000 jobs a month, up from an average...
  • Montgomery County schools see more than 1,100 international enrollments [illegal aliens]

    09/05/2015 6:38:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/5/15 | Donna St. George
    Maryland’s largest and fastest-growing school system has registered more than 1,100 international students in recent weeks, according to newly released data that shows a drop in such enrollments compared with a year ago. Last year’s spike in Montgomery County was at least partly driven by an influx of unaccompanied minors from Central America, district officials say. The number of students from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras more than doubled compared with peak enrollment periods a year earlier, according to district figures. Montgomery’s new figures, for July 1 to Aug. 22, show that about 160 of the 1,110 international students recently...
  • Canada less welcoming to refugees under Harper's leadership

    09/05/2015 6:37:14 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    AP ^ | 9/5/15 | Rob Gillies
    Canada has long prided itself for opening its doors wider than any nation to asylum seekers, but the number it welcomes has waned since Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper took power almost 10 years ago. Harper has rejected calls to take immediate action to resettle more Syrian refugees, despite the haunting image of a drowned 3-year-old washed up on a Turkish beach that has focused the world's attention on the largest refugee crisis since World War II. Canada denied initial, inaccurate reports that it had rejected a refugee application for the boy's immediate family, but the story landed in the...
  • Lawbreaker Kim Davis and the lawless Ted Cruz [WaPo Barf-worthy column]

    09/05/2015 6:30:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/05/2015 | Dana Milbank
    What Kim Davis did was troubling. What Ted Cruz did was downright alarming. Davis, a county clerk in Kentucky, refused to issue marriage certificates to gay couples. She said she was operating “under God’s authority,” but she now sits in jail for ignoring federal authority. Davis, at least, is facing the consequences of her actions. Not so Cruz, senator from Texas and Republican presidential candidate. “Today, judicial lawlessness crossed into judicial tyranny,” he said. “Today, for the first time ever, the government arrested a Christian woman for living according to her faith. . . . I stand with Kim Davis. Unequivocally.” Tyranny?...
  • Muslim flight attendant sues after she’s suspended for refusing to serve alcohol

    09/05/2015 6:30:01 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 36 replies
    BIZ ^ | 9/4/2015 | Carmine Sabia
    A Muslim flight attendant has filed a religious discrimination lawsuit after being suspended from her job for refusing to serve alcohol to customers because of her religious beliefs. Charee Stanley, a Michigan employee of ExpressJet who converted to Islam a month after being hired by the company, has enlisted the Council on American Islamic Relations to help her in her efforts, Detroit CBS-TV affiliate WWJ reported. “We notified ExpressJet Airlines of its obligation under the law to reasonably accommodate Ms. Stanley’s religious beliefs,” her CAIR attorney, Lena Masri, said at a news conference Tuesday. “Instead, ExpressJet chose to violate Ms....
  • Jailed Kentucky clerk says issued marriage licenses to gay couples void

    09/05/2015 6:27:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/05/2015
    A Kentucky clerk jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses asserted that any ones that are issued without her authority Friday to gay couples in Rowan County are void and “not worth the paper they are written on” because she didn’t approve them, her attorney said. Kim Davis “has already been doing Bible studies with herself” in jail, her attorney Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel told reporters after meeting her behind bars. He said Davis is in very good spirits and is fully prepared to stay as long it takes to defend her religious freedoms. "She's not going to resign,...
  • No, Kim Davis, You Can't Beg for Money on GoFundMe

    09/05/2015 6:21:31 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 52 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9/5/2015 | Yahoo
    While Kentucky clerk Kim Davis sits in jail for being in contempt of court after refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, her lawyers are hard at work trying to clean up her mess and the judge is in a bind when it comes to hitting her where it hurts.
  • 13-year-old black boy found guilty of first-degree murder of 9-year-old white boy

    09/05/2015 6:18:39 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 5, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    In a case that has received remarkably little national attention, 13-year-old Jamarion Lawhorn has been found guilty of first degree murder (by stabbing, on a playground) of 9 year old Connor Verkerke in a Kent County (Grand Rapids) Michigan trial. The relative inattention to the case may have something to do with the respective races of the perpetrator (black) and victim (white).
  • Montana Senate GOP leaders call out `dissident’ Republican senators in sworn statement

    09/05/2015 6:08:51 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies ^ | 9/4/15 | Mike Dennison
    Anyone who follows Montana politics knows that moderate Republicans teamed up with Democrats to pass some of the biggest bills at the 2015 Legislature. But in a sworn statement filed with a lawsuit in federal court, Senate Republican Majority Leader Matt Rosendale says those same moderate Republicans also “repeatedly threatened” to remove conservative Senate GOP leadership if the moderates didn’t get key spots on committees. “When the dissident Republican senators made these threats, we had to accede to their demands because we could not risk having our leadership decapitated and having Democrats and the dissident Republicans controlling the day-to-day agenda...
  • In Which I Paint With Some Bright Yellows (on Kim Davis)

    09/05/2015 6:07:54 AM PDT · by Diamond · 14 replies
    Blog and Mablog ^ | Wednesday, September 2, 2015 | Doug Wilson
    A consensus appears to be developing among otherwise reasonable people that Kim Davis, of Rowan County fame, either needs to start issuing marriage licenses or quit her job.For those just joining us, a county clerk in Kentucky is refusing to issue marriage licenses against her conscience and is also refusing to resign. Her name, which should be on a bronze plaque on the side of the courthouse, is Kim Davis. A federal judge has ordered her to appear in his courtroom Thursday to explain why Davis should not be held in contempt of court for refusing to issue marriage...
  • Montana Republican leaders want primaries closed to remove moderates

    09/05/2015 6:05:45 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies ^ | 9/4/15 | Alison Noon
    Leading Republican lawmakers say in court documents that a lawsuit seeking to close Montana’s primary elections intends to keep moderates out of the Legislature. Senate Majority Leader Matthew Rosendale and House Majority Leader Keith Regier said in depositions filed last week that certain, nonconformist Republicans thwarted the party’s agenda at the 2015 Legislature. The leaders had lengthy complaints about the session that saw the passage of multiple initiatives they call “of particular importance to Democrats.” Rosendale named seven senators and Regier named 11 representatives they say can be held personally responsible for undermining the Republican majority in each chamber. Rosendale...
  • Court filings in `closed primary’ lawsuit show split in Montana GOP

    09/05/2015 5:58:01 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies ^ | 9/4/15 | Mike Dennison
    Republicans have gone to court to force a “closed” primary election, saying it’s their constitutional right to have only party members voting to choose their general-election candidates. But the lawsuit’s latest filing, made late last week, indicate the case is also about purging “moderates” within the party and electing candidates who will adhere to the conservative party line and platform. In court filings, Republican Party lawyers and experts say allowing non-members to vote in the primary election is “disruptive” and results in “more moderate legislators being elected, thus distorting the consistency and broadening the ideological diversity among the Republican Party’s...
  • An entry-level discussion of race in US

    09/05/2015 5:54:52 AM PDT · by skimbell · 7 replies
    QCOnline ^ | September 3, 2015 | (Col.) Dave Shaver
    Our first black Attorney General Eric Holder said back in 2009, “America is a nation of cowards when discussing race.” His remarks were not well received in many circles. But since that time, race relations have arguably gotten much worse, so it is now time to provide my entry-level discussion of racism in America. After all, if I don’t speak up, Holder and his friends will think I am a coward, so here goes ...
  • All Western governments have broken the social contract (True or False and Why)

    09/05/2015 5:52:29 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    They have have committed treason, betrayed the people and broken most bonds of the social contract in different western societies. They now actively and openly create Helter Skelter to bring in their global government or one world government.
  • GOP Needs To Show Loyalty To Conservatives

    09/05/2015 5:47:41 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies ^ | 9/5/15 | Jeff Crouere
    After weeks of pressuring from the Republican National Committee (RNC) to sign a “loyalty pledge,” GOP frontrunner Donald Trump finally acquiesced and signed the document on Thursday. He announced the decision at a press conference at Trump Tower in New York City after meeting with RNC Chairman Reince Preibus. The “loyalty” issue has been extremely important to GOP leadership, who were terrified that Trump would run as a third party candidate in the 2016 election and doom their chances of victory. Previously, Trump expressed an interest in exploring a third party bid only if the RNC treated him poorly. He...
  • Clintons personally paid State Department staffer to maintain server

    09/05/2015 5:23:46 AM PDT · by proxy_user · 42 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Rosalind S. Helderman and Carol D. Leonnig
    ,,,, Pagliano did not list the outside income in the required personal financial disclosures he filed each year. The State Department has said Pagliano concluded his full-time service in February 2013, which coincides with Clinton’s departure as secretary. He remains a State Department contractor doing work on “mobile and remote computing functions,” according to a State Department spokesman. ...... A spokeswoman for the Senate Judiciary Committee said that Pagliano informed the committee that he would not testify after his lawyer was told that he might face questions about outside employment. ...... By early 2013, as Clinton was preparing to conclude...
  • Islamic State reveals it has smuggled THOUSANDS of extremists (blended in the migrants)

    09/05/2015 5:12:15 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 52 replies
    Express ^ | 09/05/15 | Aaron Brown
    AN OPERATIVE working for Islamic State has revealed the terror group has successfully smuggled thousands of covert Jihadists into Europe. Islamic State extremists are taking advantage of developed nation's generosity towards refugees to infiltrate Europe, he said. The lethal ISIS gunmen use local smugglers to blend in and travel amongst a huge tide of illegal migrants flooding Europe. More than 1.5million refugees have fled into Turkey alone – desperate to escape the bloodshed in Syria. From Turkish port cities like Izmir and Mersin, thousands of refugees venture across the Mediterranean aiming for Italy, he said. Then the majority make for...
  • America's eerie parallels to downfall of Rome

    09/05/2015 5:11:03 AM PDT · by NYer · 38 replies
    WND ^ | September 4, 2015 | Bill Federer
    The fall of Rome was a culmination of several external and internal factors.Great Wall of China By 220 A.D., the Later Eastern Han Dynasty had extended sections of the Great Wall of China along its Mongolian border. This resulted in the Northern Huns attacking west instead of east. This caused a domino effect of tribes migrating west across Central Asia, and overrunning the Western Roman Empire.Open borders Illegal immigrants poured across the Roman borders: Visigoths, Ostrogoths, Franks, Anglos, Saxons, Alemanni, Thuringians, Rugians, Jutes, Picts, Burgundians, Lombards, Alans, Vandals as well as African Berbers and Arab raiders.Will and Ariel Durant wrote...
  • TN 7th graders write, recite ‘Allah is the only god’ in history class

    09/05/2015 5:00:51 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 32 replies
    EAG News ^ | 09/04/15 | Victor Skinner
    Brandee Porterfield doesn’t think her daughter should be assigned to write “Allah is the only god; Mohammad is his prophet” as a school assignment. “To me, a Christian child should not be made to write that,” Porterfield, mother of a seventh grader at Spring Hill Middle School, told the Columbia Daily News. She also takes offense to what she said is a three week focus on Islam in her daughter’s history course, especially since the class skipped past a chapter on Christianity – the predominant religion in Tennessee. “I have a big problem with that,” Porterfield said. “From a historical...

    09/05/2015 4:58:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 4, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    “I didn’t feel good about it”. Washington loves waving away questions after a scandal with a commission or a review board. The so-called Accountability Review Board on Benghazi whose results the media trumpeted as answering all the questions about what happened was rigged from the start. Thomas Pickering is a highly partisan figure who, among other things, is a key Iran Lobby figure. A few scapegoats were served up without actually firing them. But the process was apparently even more tainted by the Clintons as the latest Gowdy hearings have shown. ... They were never independent, but this completes the...
  • 2 Brothers Enter a Bathroom - Only One Comes Out & Dad Discovers Why

    09/05/2015 4:50:42 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 27 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 9/4/2015 | Tim Brown
    In what is probably a parent's worst nightmare (at least one of them), a Florida family of four went to their local McDonald's. Of course, the two brothers needed to use the restroom and they apparently had been taught the buddy system, but when only one returned, the concerned Dad went into the restroom to find a known pedophile leaving the same stall as his son. The Florida Times Union reports the two boys, ages 6 and 7, had gone to the bathroom and the 7-year-old returned to his family. The father then entered the bathroom and saw Keith Andre...
  • At West Point, Annual Pillow Fight Becomes Weaponized [turns into brawl]

    09/05/2015 4:32:32 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 48 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 4, 2015 | DAVE PHILIPPS
    For generations, freshmen cadets at the United States Military Academy have marked the end of a grueling summer of training with a huge nighttime pillow fight that is billed as a harmless way to blow off steam and build class spirit. But this year the fight on the West Point, N.Y., campus turned bloody as some cadets swung pillowcases packed with hard objects, thought to be helmets, that split lips, broke at least one bone, dislocated shoulders and knocked cadets unconscious. The brawl at the publicly funded academy, where many of the Army’s top leaders are trained, left 30 cadets...
  • Kim Davis Jailed Over Gay Marriage Licenses | True News

    Rowan, Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis was jailed on Thursday as she continued to defy a court order that she begin issuing gay marriage licenses. Davis was called before U.S. District Judge David Bunning for a contempt of court hearing where Bunning said that Davis would be jailed until she complied with his order to begin issuing gay marriage licenses. The crux of the contempt case against her involves Kentucky law, which, unlike some states' laws, requires county clerks to issue marriage licenses. “Her good faith belief is simply not a viable defense,” Bunning said in court, explaining that he...
  • The American Brief Weekly Radio Program - Live 8am EST!

    09/05/2015 4:19:45 AM PDT · by Randall_S ^ | September 4, 2015 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    60 minutes of fast-paced political discussion and analysis! Our panel of expert insiders will discuss the week’s hottest topics, including: Refugee Crisis in Europe and the United States China’s Infringement of U.S. Waters Ongoing War on Police and Law & Order & more… You can listen to The American Brief live on JJ McCartney’s Nightside Radio Studios. Call in with Questions!!! (855) 853-5227
  • Trump - The Mohammed Ali of Politics

    09/05/2015 4:09:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | September 5, 2015 | Terry Paulson
    Donald Trump is the Mohammed Ali of politics. He’s the ultimate showman, the media darling, the headline grabber of our time. He’s the worst enemy of political correctness and the best friend of a talk show’s ratings. Can’t you just see him in colorful boxing shorts, dancing around the ring, raising his arms in victory and taunting the crowd—“I am the greatest!” To prove it, let’s string together some of Ali’s actual ringside statements adjusted to “Trump Speak:” “I know where I’m going and I know the truth, and I don’t have to be what you want me to be....