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  • BERNIE SANDERS: ‘NO QUESTION IN MY MIND’ IMMIGRATION HURTS JOBS

    08/01/2015 11:21:35 AM PDT · by WilliamIII
    Breitbart ^ | July 31 2015 | Breitbart
    During a Hispanic Chamber of Commerce event, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)16% explained that mass immigration would hurt wages in America. “Should we have a completely open border so that anyone can come in the United States of America?” Sanders replied, after MSNBC’s Alex Seitz-Wald asked the Senator about his position. “If that were to happen, which I strongly disagree with, there is no question in my mind that that would substantially lower wages in this country.” Sanders reminded the audience immigration affects the unemployment rate for Hispanic and African-American youth.
  • Trump’s Campaign Manager: We’ll Release Specific Policies When We Want To

    08/01/2015 11:19:25 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 2 replies
    BuzzFed ^ | July 30, 2015 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Donald Trump’s campaign manager says Trump has specific policy positions ready for release at a time and method of the campaign’s choosing. “Candidly? They’re all done,” Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told The John Fredericks Show this week. Lewandowski said the mainstream media will not dictate to them how they should release their specific policies, reiterating that the policy positions are in place. “They’re done and we’re waiting for our schedule and we won’t be dictated to by the mainstream media to tell us what we should or shouldn’t be doing and how these positions should be put out front,”...
  • Bernie Sanders criticizes ‘open borders’ at Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

    08/01/2015 11:16:59 AM PDT · by WilliamIII · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 30 2015 | Dave Weigel
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) found himself at odds with some immigration reform advocates Thursday, defending his 2007 vote against a comprehensive immigration bill and telling an audience hosted by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce that "open borders" were a threat to American jobs. "There is a reason that Wall Street likes immigration reform," Sanders said. "What I think they’re interested in is seeing a process by which we can bring low-wage labor into this county."
  • Jeb’s Planned Parenthood Problem: Did He Oppose Bloomberg’s $50 Million Donation?

    08/01/2015 11:16:07 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/1/15 | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    The recent release of undercover videos that appear to show Planned Parenthood executives engaging in the sale of aborted body parts has put the Jeb Bush Presidential campaign on the defensive. Before becoming a GOP candidate Bush was serving as a director of Bloomberg Philanthropies, former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg’s non-profit, in March 2014 when it announced a $50 million partnership with Planned Parenthood in Africa. At issue is whether Bush was aware of the initiative and if he exercised his fiduciary responsibility as one of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ directors to provide “advice and oversight” to the foundation’s management...
  • 'Whitney will haunt you from the grave': Fight breaks out at Bobbi Kristina's funeral

    08/01/2015 11:15:13 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 7 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1 Aug 15 | Loiuse Boyle
    'Whitney will haunt you from the grave': Fight breaks out at Bobbi Kristina's funeral after Bobby Brown's screaming aunt has to be 'escorted out by Tyler Perry' for attack on Pat Houston mid-service Bobbi Kristina Brown's funeral descended into chaotic scenes on Saturday as her aunt Leolah Brown was escorted out of the service by movie mogul Tyler Perry and then launched an astonishing attack on Pat Houston. Booted out of St. James Methodist Church for interrupting Pat Houston, Leolah Brown began a tirade against her, saying, 'Whitney Houston will haunt Pat Houston from the grave'. As the feud between...
  • Heading Toward An EMP Catastrophe

    08/01/2015 11:09:02 AM PDT · by TXnMA · 7 replies
    Family Security Matters ^ | July 23, 2015 | AMBASSADOR R. JAMES WOOLSEY, DR. PETER VINCENT PRY
    Texas State Senator Bob Hall, a former USAF Colonel and himself an EMP expert, characterizes as "equivalent to treason" the behavior of the electric utilities and their lobbyists: "As a Texas State Senator who tried in the 2015 legislative session to get a bill passed to harden the Texas grid against an EMP attack or nature's GMD, I learned first hand the strong control the electric power company lobby has on elected officials. We did manage to get a weak bill passed in the Senate but the power companies had it killed in the House. A very deceitful document which...
  • Trump talks debate prep – and it’s not what you expect!

    08/01/2015 11:07:40 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 3 replies
    bizpacreview.com ^ | Tom Tillison
    Chances are Donald Trump has mastered the art of “under-promise, over-deliver.” The man best known for his confidence, even arrogance, has a surprisingly humble attitude toward his own debate skills. The pressure not to make a critical mistake was already great enough on the top candidates participating in next week’s Republican presidential debate, but it has increased exponentially with the emergence of the outspoken business magnate as the GOP front-runner. The other candidates have their hands full developing a “Trump strategy” to counter what the leading contender may do — a task made all the more difficult when Trump himself...
  • The Dana Show (the Planned Parenthood Scandal)

    08/01/2015 11:02:45 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet
    http://www.971talk.com ^ | July 30, 2015 | Dana Loesch
    Dana talks to Ben Johnson about the Planned Parenthood scandal.
  • Baltimore’s best mayor evah presides over homicide rate not seen in nearly half a century

    08/01/2015 11:01:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | August 1, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    You may recall that earlier this year, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was named President of the US Conference of Mayors for her outstanding work in serving the people of her city and demonstrating innovation in turning things around. As part of that process, she decided to summarily fire Police Commissioner Anthony Batts back in the beginning of July. To say the least, I expressed some reservations about the move, particularly considering that most of the questionable tactics employed by the cops during the Freddy Gray riots were handed down from City Hall. But who am I to second guess the...
  • DONALD TRUMP Takes Huge Lead Over Scott Walker in Iowa

    08/01/2015 11:00:58 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 10 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 08/01/15 | Jim Hoft
    Just two weeks ago the liberal media and DC elites insisted his campaign was over after his attacks on John McCain. But they were wrong. Donald Trump opened up a huge lead over Governor Scott Walker in the latest Iowa poll. DONALD TRUMP Takes Huge Lead Over Scott Walker in Iowa Jim Hoft Aug 1st, 2015 9:06 am 26 Comments Just two weeks ago the liberal media and DC elites insisted his campaign was over after his attacks on John McCain. But they were wrong. Donald Trump opened up a huge lead over Governor Scott Walker in the latest Iowa...
  • Navy to Charge Officer Who Fired on Islamist During Chattanooga Terror Attack

    08/01/2015 10:45:22 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 47 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 08/01/15 | Jim Hoft
    Navy Lt. Commander will reportedly be charged for shooting at Chattanooga terrorist white chattanooga Lt Commander Timothy White and Islamist killer Muhammad Abdulazeez A report at The Navy Times in July confirmed that one of the Marines shot during the Chattanooga terrorist attack exchanged fire with the terrorist. Navy Lt. Cmdr Timothy White also shot back at the terrorist. But rather than being celebrated as a hero, Lt. Commander White may be charged for discharging a firearm on federal property. Allen West reported this week that Lt. Commander Timothy White Ladies and gents, resulting from the text message I received...
  • Trump companies sought to bring in 1,100 foreign workers: report

    08/01/2015 10:44:11 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/1/2015 | Peter Schroeder
    Companies owned by Donald Trump have reportedly tried to import at least 1,100 foreign workers since 2000. A Reuters review [link at URL] of Labor Department data found that Trump Enterprises have requested temporary work visas for over a thousand foreign workers. ... The desired workers include waitresses, cooks, vineyard workers, as well as positions as assistant golf-course superintendent, assistant hotel manager and banquet manager. ... Reuters found that most of the visa requests were granted, as Trump has vowed to create and protect jobs for American workers. ... The Labor Department data did not specify the nationality of the...
  • Court Threatens Obama IRS Commissioner With Contempt (Weekly Update)

    08/01/2015 10:40:04 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 31, 2015 | Tom Fitton
    Federal Judge Threatens To Hold IRS Commissioner, Justice Attorneys In Contempt Over Lerner Emails. Judicial Watch Exposes Key Document in Government-Funded Race-Based Hawaii Separatist Vote Judicial Watch Partners with TheBlaze On Documentary On Border Narco-Terror Threat: “The Sun City Cell” Federal Judge Threatens To Hold IRS Commissioner, Justice Attorneys In Contempt Over Lerner Emails. This was quite the week for those of us demanding that the Obama IRS be held accountable to the rule of law for its abuse of innocent taxpayers. We received more documents that expose more Obama administration misconduct and lies in the IRS scandal. And...
  • Discovered Trump Picture Will Change Everything You Thought You Knew [It’s Going Viral] VIDEO

    08/01/2015 10:39:01 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 44 replies
    First, Republicans tried calling Donald Trump too conservative. When that didn’t work, they started calling him too liberal. The fact that Trump occasionally donated to Democrats (usually Democrats who could help him get real estate built in New York, mind you) has caused many of his rivals to accuse Trump of being a lefty, ridiculous as that may sound. However, one recently-unearthed picture tells the truth about The Donald: Yes, that’s Trump, posing with the greatest Republican president since Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan. And Reagan was certainly no lefty or RINO. If that’s not enough, here’s video of Trump praising...
  • Ohio Gov. John Kasich Announces He's Running for President (Undocumented path to Citizenship)

    08/01/2015 10:36:02 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 7 replies
    nbc ^ | July 21, 2015 | Carrie Dann
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich officially announced his presidential run Tuesday, telling a crowd at Ohio State University that "the sun is rising" in America again. "I am here to ask you for your prayers, for your support, for your efforts because I have decided to run for president of the United States," he said. In a speech that described the woes of Americans worried about lost jobs, health care costs and crushing student debt — and that made a point to reference the specific worries of minorities — Kasich also tried to strike an optimistic note. ''' The former congressman...
  • In Germany, Asylum-Seekers Could Fill A Chronic Workforce Need (Translators Needed!)

    08/01/2015 10:33:27 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 2 replies
    NPR ^ | 08/01/2015 | Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson
    --SNIP-- Erian says she's one of 50 pharmacists in Berlin desperately looking for help. For two years, the position of a pharmaceutical assistant had been vacant. The German pharmacist says she only found Alkhalaif because they have a mutual friend. German officials have struggled with the arrival of a record number of refugees and asylum-seekers this year who are draining local resources and prompting calls for increased deportations. But German businesses and labor officials see an opportunity in these newcomers to ease a chronic shortage of skilled workers.
  • 2 airliners have 100-foot near miss with drone above New York (JFK)

    08/01/2015 10:29:37 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | August 1, 2015 | Joshua Berlinger
    Two airplanes flying near one of the nation's busiest airports each came within 100 feet of a drone on Friday, according to audio from each flight's radio calls. The first, JetBlue Flight 1843, reported spotting a drone at 2:24 p.m. while approaching John F. Kennedy International Airport, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. In the audio recording, the cockpit says that the drone passed just below the planes nose when the jet was flying at an altitude of about 800 to 900 feet. Then at about 5 p.m., Delta Flight 407 -- which had 154 people on board -- was...
  • Comparing Roof And Abdulazeez Shootings

    08/01/2015 10:28:56 AM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 4 replies
    Poletical.com ^ | August 1st | T. Carter
    There you have it. Immediately after learning about Dylan Roof, MSNBC had drawn the quick conclusion that Roof was a racist, right-wing supremacist. They weren't able to draw any conclusions about Abdulazeez's ideology, even after learning that he had visited the Middle-East and come back "very different" from his old self. For some bizarre reason, Maddow's brilliant investigative skills and intuition evaporated into thin air following the Chattanooga shooting. It was a truly strange phenomenon that, even after law enforcement deemed the shooting a terror attack, Maddow was unable to determine Abdulazeez's motivation. As more details emerged over the weeks,...
  • Sometimes It’s Just Easier To Care About Dead Lions Than Dead People

    08/01/2015 10:27:37 AM PDT · by rhema · 7 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/29/15 | Matt Walsh
    I started noticing “Cecil the Lion” trending on Facebook and Twitter at some point yesterday afternoon. By the evening, it was the most popular topic on social media, and stories about the lion were popping up on all of the national news sites. Before I took the time to investigate, I tried to imagine if there could be any valid reason for a wild cat to become the biggest news item in the world. On a day when another undercover video revealed Planned Parenthood dismembering murdered children for profit, I strained to think if there might be some justification for...
  • More parents turn to homeschooling: 62% increase [Proverbs 22:6]

    08/01/2015 10:16:29 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 8 replies
    EAG News ^ | 7/31/2015 | Victor Skinner
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – More parents than ever before are choosing to homeschool their children, driving a movement that’s grown by 62 percent in the last decade. The National Catholic Register reports that recent data from the U.S. Department of Education shows explosive growth in homeschooling among American families, particularly in the last 10 years, when the number of students between the ages of 5 and 17 went from 1.09 million in 2003 to 1.77 million in 2012. Homeschooled students now represent about 3.4 percent of the school-age population, a percentage that’s increased significantly for a variety of reasons. “The first...
  • Donald Trump Cashin' In Full Interview. Trump Not Beholden To Anyone

    08/01/2015 10:14:42 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 45 replies
    Cashin' In ^ | August 1, 2015
    Donald Trump on Cashin' In with Eric Bolling ox Fox.
  • Watch: Ben Carson Drops Two-Sentence Planned Parenthood Truth Bomb That Stuns CNN Host

    08/01/2015 10:12:54 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 30 replies
    Tapper used Carson’s point regarding disproportionately high numbers of Planned Parenthood facilities in minority communities to suggest that poor Americans might need the health services these clinics provide. “I thought they were supposed to be able to get all of these things based on Obamacare,” Carson retorted. “Why do we need Planned Parenthood?”
  • Have The Glasses Changed Rick Perry’s Stance On Amnesty

    08/01/2015 10:08:31 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 4, 2015 | Scott Greer
    Get ready, America. Another Republican is running for president. And this one should be a familiar face. Rick Perry has apparently read the signs for a 2016 bid and seen a more favorable outcome than his disastrous 2012 run. So what’s changed over the last three years for the former Texas governor? Well, he now wears glasses … all the time. The formerly spec-free Perry is now as tied to his eyewear as to his thick Texas drawl in what is clearly an attempt to transform himself from a swaggering bro into a knowledgeable policy wonk. This Hollywood trick might’ve...
  • What the Guy Who Paid $50,000 to Kill Cecil Can Learn from Guy Who Paid $350,000 to Kill Black Rhino

    08/01/2015 10:07:38 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    Reason ^ | July 31, 2015 | Katherine Mangu-Ward
    Full title: Here's What the Guy Who Paid $50,000 to Kill Cecil the Lion Can Learn from the Guy Who Paid $350,000 to Kill a Black Rhino Done right, paid hunts for endangered animals can be a huge boon for conservation ... the problem isn't that Palmer paid a lot of money to hunt a lion, it's that he didn't pay enough money, he paid it to the wrong people, and he killed the wrong lion ... American Corey Knowlton paid $350,000 for a permit to hunt a black rhino in Namibia under the auspices of the Dallas Safari Club...
  • Japanese journalist pulls a 'Weiner' in Thailand (Actual title)

    08/01/2015 9:57:33 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 13 replies
    Jakarta Post ^ | 8/1/2015 | AFP
    Japanese broadcaster TV Asahi apologised Saturday after its Bangkok bureau chief posted an image of his genitals on a mobile forum set up by Thailand's foreign ministry, which warned of "consequences". A spokesman for the channel said the unnamed employee had been removed from the job due to his "extremely inappropriate" behaviour. The ministry demanded an explanation for the graphic picture that appeared late Monday in the forum, which was set up for foreign journalists working in Thailand. "We deeply apologise to the Thai foreign ministry and other people concerned," the spokesman said, adding the journalist had been urged to...
  • IRS “Midnight Unit” Destroyed Backup Tapes With Lois Lerner Emails

    08/01/2015 9:57:12 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 25 replies
    atr.org ^ | july 31, 2015 | alexander hendrie
    Backup tapes containing as many as 24,000 Lois Lerner emails were destroyed by an IRS entity officially known as the “Media Management Midnight Unit” located in Martinsburg, West Virginia, according to documentation released this week by the House Oversight Committee. In all, 422 backup tapes holding the emails were magnetically “degaussed” despite an agency-wide preservation order and congressional subpoena. Degaussing is a process whereby powerful magnets are used to erase data on a storage tape. The preservation order came from IRS Chief Technology Officer Terence Millholland in response to Congressional subpoenas over Lois Lerner’s emails. However, the agency completely failed to ensure...
  • EMAILS REVEAL HILLARY CLINTON FED ‘MEET THE PRESS’ QUESTIONS IN ADVANCE

    08/01/2015 9:51:27 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/1/2015 | John Nolte
    The latest dump of Hillary Clinton’s emails reveals that as Secretary of State, a source within “Meet the Press” was feeding her questions in advance. A July 2009 email to Clinton reads, “I just heard from a friend who is wired at Meet the Press that David Gregory is going to ask you about…” — Heads up -> pic.twitter.com/AOiJw6c5Sz — Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) July 31, 2015 — The mainstream media is notorious when it comes to hitting Republicans with tough questions. It is almost always about dropping them in a rhetorical, no-win box, “How is gay marriage different from segregation?”,...
  • Joe Biden in 2016: What Would Beau Do?

    08/01/2015 9:48:59 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 7 replies
    NY Times ^ | 8/1/15 | Maureen Dowd
    A PATTERN of cutting corners, a patina of entitlement and inevitability, has led to this. Destroying digital messages and thwarting official investigations while acting all innocent about wiping out sensitive material. Avoiding reporters after giving disingenuous explanations at uncomfortable news conferences. Claiming egregious transgressions are a private matter and faux controversy while sending out high-power lawyers and spin doctors to deflect and minimize. Two controlling superstars with mutable hair and militant fans, married to two magnetic superstars who can make a gazillion an hour for flashing their faces and who have been known to stir up trouble. A pair of...
  • Scott Walker pushes back on flip-flop accusations (Immigration)

    08/01/2015 9:46:56 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 25 replies
    cnn ^ | July 19, 2015 | Dana Bash
    A significant number of Iowa Republican caucus goers tend to be quite socially conservative, and Walker has been emphasizing conservative positions on everything from same-sex marriage to abortion. He also flat out changed his position on illegal immigration, going from being open to a path to citizenship, to opposing it. We read a quote from former Iowa GOP chair Craig Robinson, saying Walker makes former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney -- who changed his position over time on abortion, illegal immigration and other issues -- look like a "model of consistency." "He's taking the lines form the opposition." Walker said,...
  • Stop The Professional Baby Killers of Planned Parenthood

    08/01/2015 9:43:21 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08-02-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    As a Dutch Amerophile I will never understand why Americans are willing to let their youngest generation be slaughtered by the professional mass murderers of Planned Parenthood. Some accomplices in this genocide (ironically, mostly against black babies!) say that the victims aren’t actually babies, but they know better than that: the babies’ hearts are beating, and their body parts are sold for experimental research. If they weren’t babies, you couldn’t use their organs. It’s simple logic even a die hard progressive can follow, I presume. So what drives this continuing slaughter? I’ve read a lot of opinion pieces by leftists,...
  • Bobby Jindal slams Jeb Bush on 'amnesty' despite similar position

    08/01/2015 9:33:29 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 8 replies
    msnbc ^ | July 29, 2015 | Benjy Sarlin
    Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal accused rival Jeb Bush on Wednesday of backing “amnesty” in the former Florida governor’s interview with msnbc’s Jose Diaz-Balart – even though Jindal’s own rhetoric on the issue sounds nearly identical. “During a recent Spanish-language interview with Telemundo, Jeb Bush called for amnesty for those who are in our country illegally,” Jindal wrote in a fundraising email to supporters. ”I wish I could say I’m surprised. But Jeb Bush has been clear and consistent about his belief that Republicans have to be willing to ‘lose the primary to win the general.’ We just disagree about that.”...
  • Deadly failure on the runway

    08/01/2015 9:30:53 AM PDT · by SZonian · 32 replies
    Philly.com ^ | August 2, 2015 | Craig R. McCoy and Dylan Purcell
    Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., the manufacturer of the business jet that crashed on takeoff last year and killed Philadelphia businessman Lewis Katz and six others, has acknowledged to investigators that a key fail-safe system on the plane has a flawed design. Gulfstream tested its fleet of GIV jets after the fatal accident and found a widespread problem: The planes could travel down the runway at takeoff speeds even when they had no ability to leave the ground. To win safety certification, the firm had promised the Federal Aviation Administration that its fail-safe design would prevent pilots from getting the jet above...
  • Donald Trump Is Not as Aggressive on Immigration As He Sounds

    08/01/2015 9:21:51 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 101 replies
    Time ^ | 7/27/2015 | Tessa Berenson
    Onn MSNBC the next day, Trump endorsed a “merit system” for the millions of undocumented immigrants already in the country—something that sounds a lot like a path to some sort of legal status, if not citizenship. “I have to tell you, some of these people have been here; they’ve done a good job; in some cases sadly they’ve been living under the shadows,” he said. “We have to do something. … Somebody’s been outstanding, we (ought to) try to work something out.” That puts Trump to the left of, say, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, whose campaign told TIME in...
  • Where is the Coverage of Clinton Rape Victim Juanita Broaddrick?

    08/01/2015 9:16:32 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 1, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The liberal media feeding frenzy about a quarter-century-old alleged marital rape involving GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, and former wife Ivana, has a fury that was strangely absent when Bill Clinton was credibly accused of rape by Juanita Broaddrick in a Little Rock hotel room in 1978 when William Jefferson Clinton was attorney general of Arkansas. Ivana says her alleged “rape” never happened, Juanita Broaddrick says hers did. So why aren’t Hillary and Bill being peppered with questions about it as Donald and Ivana are? Perhaps because unlike liberal nemesis Trump’s case, Clinton’s more credidble story is now considered “old...
  • Lockheed Martin's Littoral Combat Ship Is Finally Making Headway -- but Is It Too Late?

    08/01/2015 9:12:31 AM PDT · by Mariner · 38 replies
    Motley Fool ^ | August 1st, 2015 | Katie Spence
    The Littoral Combat Ship, built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Austal USA, has been plagued with cost overruns, design flaws, and a number of failures. In fact, the LCS performed so poorly that then-Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel cut the Navy's LCS acquisition from 52 to 32 ships, and directed the Navy to appoint a Small Surface Combatant Task Force, or SSCTF, to "submit alternative proposals to procure a capable and lethal small surface combatant, consistent with the capabilities of a frigate." The good news is Lockheed Martin addressed many of the issues plaguing the LCS, and now production...
  • Trump: I Would Give Non-Criminal Illegal Aliens Legal Status

    08/01/2015 9:02:13 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 106 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 7/29/2015 | Greg Richter
    Donald Trump says as president he would ultimately give some illegal immigrants legal status and isn't ruling out a pathway to citizenship, CNN reports. That sounds different than what he said during his June 16 announcement speech when critics say he insulted Mexicans. "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. … They're sending people that have lots of problems," he said then. "They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people." Those who are not committing crimes could find legal status under a Trump administration, he told CNN's Dana Bash in...
  • Dear FRiends, We need your continuing support to keep FR on the air. [FReepathon XXXII]

    08/01/2015 8:50:33 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 21 replies
    Dear FRiends, We need your continuing support to keep FR on the air. FR is funded solely by contributions made by the liberty loving patriots who enjoy and use it. We do not rely on corporate sponsors or well-heeled individuals to provide funds, because we do not want them trying to influence our direction. We do not rely on advertisers, corporate sponsors, affiliates or partners because they come with strings attached. Look how they're punishing Trump. We are beholden to no political party. No advertisers, no outsiders, no sugar daddies, no corporate string pullers. We are noncommercial, but not a...
  • Jeb Bush Sat On Board Of Philanthropy That Gave Millions To Planned Parenthood

    08/01/2015 8:50:26 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/30/2015 | Kerry Picket
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush was one of the directors of a charity that gave tens of millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood, LifeSiteNews first reported. Named a founding director to the tax-exempt Bloomberg Family Foundation in 2010, Bush sat on the board until the end of 2014 when he began to prepare for his presidential run. Bloomberg Philanthropies announced in March of 2014, while Bush was still on the board, it was giving $50 million to strengthen “reproductive health rights in Burkina Faso, Nicaragua, Senegal, Tanzania, and Uganda. According to a Bloomberg Family Foundation statement, the philanthropy teamed up...
  • Hillary aide Huma Abedin under investigation for overpayments at State Department

    08/01/2015 8:50:12 AM PDT · by Baynative · 24 replies
    American Thinker Blog ^ | Aug 1, 2015 | Rick Moran
    The office of inspector general at the State Department is investigating longtime Hillary Clinton friend and aide Huma Abedin for recieving pay she was not eligible for while she worked for Clinton at the State Department. The issues surround Abedin's salary being paid while she was on vacation and on maternity leave from her job at State.
  • How a transgender man tries to honor his Muslim faith (I'm so confused!)

    08/01/2015 8:40:43 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 30 replies
    LA Times ^ | 7/31/2015 | Garrett Therolf
    Born with female anatomy, Alex had recently begun hormone therapy and decided to fully transition to a male identity. And as he entered his second adolescence, he had decided to rededicate himself to a life as a practicing Muslim. On most days, he returned three times a day for prayer. Alex is aware of media reports that naively heralded Iran as an affirming place for transgender people in the wake of the 1987 decision by the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini allowing gender-reassignment surgery. Iran is now the second-largest center for the procedure behind Thailand, according to some estimates. "Those decisions just...
  • Obama: Medicare and Medicaid ‘Aren’t In Crisis’

    08/01/2015 8:38:48 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 17 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 8-1-2015 | Ian Hanchett
    President Obama argued “these programs aren’t in crisis” while discussing Medicare and Medicaid during his Weekly Address on Saturday. (transcript excerpt) "If one of the best measures of a country is how it treats its more vulnerable citizens — seniors, the poor, the sick — then America has a lot to be proud of. Think about it. Before Social Security, too many seniors lived in poverty. Before Medicare, only half had some form of health insurance. Before Medicaid, parents often had no help covering the cost of care for a child with a disability. But as Americans, we declared that...
  • Judge wants Clinton to certify she's turned over some emails

    08/01/2015 8:35:06 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/1/15 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    A federal judge has ordered the State Department to ask Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to certify under penalty of perjury that she has turned over some of the work-related emails she kept on a private server during the four years she served as secretary of state. U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan issued the order Friday in connection with a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit the conservative group Judicial Watch filed in 2013 seeking records about the employment status of Clinton aide Huma Abedin, who worked as Clinton's deputy chief of staff but later transferred to a part-time job...
  • Trump Fans Should Pay Attention to and Prepare for What’s Coming Because it’s Going to Get VERY Ugly

    08/01/2015 8:34:20 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 60 replies
    LibertyNews.com ^ | 08/01/2015 | Eric Odom
    I consider myself more an activist than a politico. That said, I’ve worked on campaigns and have a good understanding of what makes them tick. I’ve worked on city level races, county races, federal house races, a senate and a Gubernatorial race.Some things are always unpredictable. But others are always predictable. Inevitably, there are candidates whose fans/followers believe that through sheer will their candidate can and will win.  I watched this happen with Sharon Angle in Nevada, Christine O’Donnell in Delaware and Doug Hoffman in New York. There are many, many other examples of it over just the past six...
  • Lindsey Graham: "Make Me Commander-in-Chief"

    08/01/2015 8:33:49 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 42 replies
    Iowa Public Radio ^ | 7-31-15 | Joyce Russell
    South Carolina Senator and candidate for the Republican nomination for President Lindsey Graham addressed a crowd of about a hundred people in West Des Moines today. Graham is travelling the country arguing for a "no" vote in Congress for the Obama Administration’s nuclear agreement with Iran. Flanked by a banner proclaiming “No Nukes for Iran,” Graham says the agreement will promote terrorism in the Middle East. He presents himself as the strongest security hawk in the race. And he vows to fight radical Islam with more U.S. ground troops overseas.
  • Planned Parenthood Warns Media About Reporting on Videos

    08/01/2015 8:30:53 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 26 replies
    thefederalistpapers.org ^ | 7/30/2015 | Kimberly Morin
    By now most of you have heard of or seen one of the three videos that have come out showing Planned Parenthood’s outrageous behavior of selling dead baby body parts. The organization is so concerned about these videos showing people the truth about their operations they’re now threatening news media. From Jammie Wearing Fools: Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota warned news outlets today that airing undercover videos from the Center for Medical Progress could violate “patient privacy.” Planned Parenthood says the videos violate laws however no wrong doing by the Center for Medical Progress has been...
  • A Company Copes With Backlash Against the Raise That Roared

    08/01/2015 8:29:29 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | JULY 31, 2015 | PATRICIA COHEN
    There are times when Dan Price feels as if he stumbled into the middle of the street with a flag and found himself at the head of a parade. Three months ago, Mr. Price, 31, announced he was setting a new minimum salary of $70,000 at his Seattle credit card processing firm, Gravity Payments, and slashing his own million-dollar pay package to do it. He wasn’t thinking about the current political clamor over low wages or the growing gap between rich and poor, he said. He was just thinking of the 120 people who worked for him and, let’s be...
  • Report: Jared Fogle allegedly said he paid for sex with 16-year-old girl

    08/01/2015 8:25:01 AM PDT · by Roos_Girl · 50 replies
    Fox 59 ^ | July 31, 2015 | GREG MARGASON
    The FBI has subpoenaed court documents which allegedly contain text messages between former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle and a former Subway franchisee, Business Insider reports, citing the franchisee’s attorney. Business Insider reports in those texts, Fogle says he paid for sex with a 16-year-old girl.
  • Man wanted for sex crimes in 2013 in Pinal County found in Mexico, arrested

    08/01/2015 8:24:00 AM PDT · by smartyaz · 3 replies
    abc15 ^ | 8/1/15 | Ashley Loose
    PHOENIX - US Marshals assisted with the arrest of a man accused of sex crimes against children in Pinal County who authorities have been looking for since 2013. Guardiola was wanted on 11 counts of sexual conduct with a minor and sexual abuse for crimes he allegedly committed in September 2013. He reportedly fled to Mexico to avoid prosecution and is believed to have gone under a different name while in the country
  • Judge Trying to Block PP Videos Raised Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars for Barack Obama

    08/01/2015 8:22:11 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    LibertyNews.com ^ | 08/01/2015 | Eric Odom
    [FULL TITLE] Now it Makes Sense… San Francisco Judge Trying to Block Planned Parenthood Videos Raised Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars for Barack Obama Federal Judge William H. Orrick’s attempt to silence journalists at Center for Medical Progress should send chills down the spine of every single American. Because if successful, it will establish that radical leftist judges can shut down any journalist or media outlet who exposes the evil agenda shared by the Obama Administration.And Orrick is, without question, a radical federal judge serving as a gate keeper for Obama’s agenda. Orrick was appointed by Obama and was a major...
  • WHITE HOUSE: WE GET OUR TALKING POINTS FROM PLANNED PARENTHOOD

    08/01/2015 8:21:35 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/30/2015 | Charlie Spiering
    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest parroted the talking points issued by Planned Parenthood this morning, dismissing the explosive investigative videos as the result of “extremists on the right.” Earnest described the investigation as a “tried and true tactic of extremists on the right to edit video and distort” echoing the Washington Post op-ed published under the name of Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Earnest asserted during the White House Press Briefing that Planned Parenthood was following the “highest ethical standards” describing the investigative videos as “essentially fraudulent.” “[B]ased on the essentially fraudulent way in...