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  • title:Fox News is Marco Rubio's Unofficial Super-Pac and Using Megyn Kelly to Sell It

    02/09/2016 6:10:41 AM PST · by libstripper · 2 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Feb. 8, 2016 | Sindance
    Tonight, in advance of the New Hampshire vote tomorrow, Megyn Kelly goes into full defense mode to protect Senator Marco Rubio from his horrible debate performance. You can watch the full-frontal effort HERE Immediately after interviewing Marco Rubio, she brings in who? Wait for it… wait for it…. Yep, Governor Chris Christie. Watch:
  • Migrants Reaching Europe by Sea Soars 10-fold

    02/09/2016 6:10:22 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 4 replies
    Marine Link ^ | February 09, 2016 | Joseph Keefe
    Ten times as many migrants and refugees arrived in Europe by sea in the first six weeks of the year as in the same period of 2015, and the number of deaths also soared, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday.
  • Ted Cruz Is Not Eligible to Be President

    02/09/2016 6:06:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Slate ^ | February 8, 2016 | Eris Posner
    With Ted Cruz the victor of the first contest of the GOP nominating calendar, we can no longer avoid the question mischievously posed by Donald Trump: Is Cruz ineligible to be president? Cruz was born in Canada to an American mother and a Cuban father. The Constitution says that only a “natural born citizen” can be president. Is Cruz a natural born citizen? (You may recall that before he attacked Cruz on this front, Trump spent months flogging a ludicrous version of this critique against President Obama, who was actually born in the United States, unlike Cruz.)
  • Trump Calls Hillary 'In a Certain Way, Evil'

    02/09/2016 6:00:15 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    About to begin her word-asociation game about the other candidates with Donald Trump, Mika Brzezinski said "I'm scared to do this." Prescient on Mika's part. Because although Trump had been in a relatively light-hearted mood during his Morning Joe appearance today, things suddenly got deadly serious. When it came time to give his word on Hillary, and despite having been reminded that she had attended his wedding, Trump said: "in a certain way evil." Making clear it was no slip of the tongue, Trump repeated himself: "in a certain way, evil." Mika's "whoah!" in response probably spoke for a lot...
  • Only a Barbaric Nation Drafts Its Mothers and Daughters into Combat

    02/09/2016 5:57:06 AM PST · by doldrumsforgop · 27 replies
    nat review ^ | 2/9/16
    The most disappointing moment of Saturday night’s debate came when Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, and Marco Rubio each embraced the idea that women should register with the selective service, making it possible for America to draft women into ground combat. The argument for registration is based on the new Pentagon policy opening up all combat jobs to women. Women have served in non-combat roles for decades without any serious push for selective-service registration ensuing. In fact, the Supreme Court, in Rostker v. Goldberg (1981), has used the fact that men and women have different roles as justification for rejecting constitutional...
  • Farm Contractors Balk At Obamacare Requirements

    02/09/2016 5:53:46 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    NPR ^ | February 9, 2016 | by April Dembosky
    Obamacare is putting the agricultural industry in a tizzy. Contractors who provide farm labor must now offer workers health insurance are complaining loudly about the cost in their already low-margin business. Last year, employers with 100 or more full-time employees had to offer health insurance to their workers or pay a stiff penalty. This year, employers with 50 to 99 full-time employees must comply. The cost isn't the only thing about Obamacare stressing people out in the ag industry. Some are worried about immigration problems. Employers have to file new health care forms with the IRS for all their workers,...
  • EXCLUSIVE – Geert Wilders: Stopping Islamic Immigration Is a Matter of Survival

    02/09/2016 5:48:47 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/9/2016 | Geert Wilders
    In April last year, the renowned nonpartisan Pew Research Center released a report on the future growth of world religions. The content was shocking. The report states that, if current trends continue, Islam will almost equal Christianity by 2050. While the world's population is expected to rise by 35 per cent until the middle of this century, Islam will grow with a staggering 73 per cent.
  • McCain: Anyone Who Says Waterboarding Works is a Liar

    02/09/2016 5:48:35 AM PST · by doldrumsforgop · 48 replies
    newsmax ^ | 2/8/16 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Sen. John McCain Monday slammed Donald Trump's comments over the weekend praising the merits of waterboarding, saying that that anyone who claims the extreme interrogation technique is a way to get useful information is lying. "This is a near-death experience," McCain said on Fox News' "Outnumbered" program, which his daughter, Meghan, co-hosts. "They will tell that person who is administering that anything they want to hear." During Saturday night's GOP debate and on several Sunday morning shows, Trump commented that if he becomes president, he would "absolutely authorize" waterboarding or "a hell of a lot worse." "They're chopping off heads...
  • GOP's Platoon of Accomplished Governors Falls Flat With Voters

    02/09/2016 5:46:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2016 | Stephen Moore
    The Iowa caucuses may have only muddied the waters in the race for the White House, but they did almost definitively decide one thing: The next president will not be a governor. That's an amazing revelation because, just one year ago, the smart money was betting that the next president would be a Republican governor. The governors were supposed to be the GOP's talent pool. If the nominee wasn't going to be Jeb Bush, the former two-term Florida CEO with a sterling job performance, voters would surely look to Wisconsin's Scott Walker, the conservative warrior for financial sanity and labor...
  • Australia Cuts 110 Climate Scientist Jobs

    02/09/2016 5:39:58 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    Scientific Amerian ^ | February 8, 2016 | By Gayathri Vaidyanathan
    SUBTITLE: Because the science is settled there is no need for more basic research, the government says. With an ax rather than a scalpel, Australia's federal science agency last week chopped off its climate research arm in a decision that has stunned scientists and left employees dispirited. As many as 110 out of 140 positions at the atmosphere and oceans division will be cut, Larry Marshall, the agency's chief executive, told staff Friday. "The situation is very bad here," the scientist said. "Eighty percent of our climate capability will be gone; it is clear that climate modeling will be cut...
  • Marco Rubio, Lampooned for Repeating Himself, Does It Again

    02/09/2016 5:39:29 AM PST · by TBBT · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | 2/8/16 | Jeremy W. Peters and Alex Thompson
    MANCHESTER, N.H. - Maybe it was just the end of a long, tiring day of campaigning. Or maybe Senator Marco Rubio's opponents have gotten into his head. But on Monday, Mr. Rubio, the Florida Republican, who has been under relentless criticism for uttering his talking points over and over in Saturday's presidential debate, had another repetitious lapse. Speaking to a crowd in Nashua, he was lamenting the decline in American family values. Then he lamented the decline in American values again. This is what he said verbatim, as his wife and four children looked on: "We are taking our message...
  • Islam: Has It “Always Been Part of America”?-Obama’s mosque speech vs. history.

    02/09/2016 5:35:59 AM PST · by SJackson · 21 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | February 9, 2016 | Joseph Klein
    Islam: Has It "Always Been Part of America"? Obama's mosque speech vs. history. February 9, 2016 Joseph Klein President Barack Obama spoke for the first time as president at a U.S. mosque on February 3, 2016. His choice was the Muslim Brotherhood-linked Islamic Society of Baltimore mosque, where he portrayed Islam as having "always been part of America." The Islamic Society of Baltimore was established in 1969. If Obama had wanted to speak at "the oldest purpose-built mosque that is still in use today" in the United States, in order to try to demonstrate that Islam has "always been...
  • How History Shapes the New Hampshire Primary

    02/09/2016 5:32:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2016 | Michael Barone
    Benning Wentworth is not a name you'll run across in New Hampshire primary coverage. But he arguably did as much as anyone else to establish the political culture -- or cultures -- of America's first-in-the-nation primary state. Wentworth was governor of New Hampshire from 1741 to 1766, the longest-serving colonial governor, and with his father he successfully lobbied to make New Hampshire, surrounded by Massachusetts and its Maine territory, a separate colony. This insulated New Hampshire's religiously diverse seacoast and backwoods from Massachusetts' Puritan busybodies -- and from its customs and tax collectors. Wentworth himself was not much at obeying...
  • BLM Lights Unattended Fires, Burns Cows Alive, Threatens Ranchers with Arrest if They Intervene

    02/09/2016 5:29:53 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 17 replies
    Daily Sheeple ^ | 2/8/2016 | Melissa Dykes
    (Watch videos at link) For all those people who believe everything the one-sided, agenda-driven mainstream media has reported on this issue, please take a look at reality. The Oregon patriot militia takeover of the wildlife refuge began after ranchers were unfairly RE-sentenced under terrorism statutes for controlled burning of vegetation on federal land. Less than two weeks after the Hammonds were resentenced to five years -- that's sentenced twice for the same instance of the same "crime" they already did time for, just under different statutes -- the Bureau of Land Management was filmed setting uncontrolled, unmonitored fires to land...
  • Bernie Sanders Prevails and G.O.P. Has 3-Way Tie as 3 New Hampshire Towns Vote

    02/09/2016 5:28:11 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 9, 2015 | Jess Bidgood
    The results are in. Or, at least, the first results from the tiny New Hampshire towns - Dixville Notch, Millsfield and Hart's Location - that practice the time-honored tradition of voting at midnight to claim the distinction of casting the election's first primary ballots. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont emerged as the Democrats' big winner of the wee hours on Tuesday, with 17 votes in total, while Hillary Clinton received nine. On the Republican side, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, Donald J. Trump and Gov. John Kasich of Ohio each had nine votes. Oh, and in Hart's Location, a Democrat...
  • Making Women Sign Up for the Draft Would be the Height of Stupidity

    02/09/2016 5:19:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2016 | John Hawkins
    Conservatives didn't understand why George Stephanopoulos asked Mitt Romney questions about birth control during one of the debates back in 2012. It seemed like a bizarre question since it was a non-issue at the time, but it turned out to be foreshadowing of the Democrat strategy to make birth control a central part of the election. We may have seen the same thing in the New Hampshire debate as liberal moderator Martha Raddatz asked Republican candidates if they thought young women should be forced to sign up for the draft. Surprisingly, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and Chris Christie all blundered...
  • Canada: Liberals Turning Military Bases into Refugee Camps with Mosques, Qurans, Prayer Mats (etc)

    02/09/2016 5:17:31 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 10 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 2/8/2016 | Pamela Geller
    (Watch the video at link) This is unforgivable in light of what we have seen in Europe. Turning military bases into refugee camps complete with mosques is a stunning metaphor for what is going on as the sun sets on the West. "BREAKING: Liberals to build refugee camps on seven Canadian military bases -- Taxpayers will fund mosques, Korans" By Ezra Levant, The Rebel, February 8, 2016 The Canadian military has been ordered by Justin Trudeau's Liberals to draft plans to house more than 6,000 Muslim migrants on a long-term basis at military bases, according to documents obtained exclusively...
  • After Getting Police Escort, Beyonce Spews Black Lives Matter Message at Super Bowl

    02/09/2016 5:05:08 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 2/8/2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was no fan of the Super Bowl 50 halftime show - particularly the part where Beyoncé showed up. Appearing on "Fox and Friends" Monday morning, he was outraged that the artist clearly used her performance to convey an anti-police message. Her backup dancers, it appeared, were dressed as members of the Black Panther Party. Fox News offers a detailed explanation of their controversial outfits:
  • Hoary old Bill (Clinton) making liberals sweat (poor old codger alert)

    02/09/2016 4:59:46 AM PST · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 8, 2016 | Russ Vaughn
    Brit Hume, speaking on FOX News, noted that Bill Clinton is now an elderly man - a thought that I'll wager has been going through many American minds since last Monday night, when Hillary gave her post-caucus acceptance...er, victory speech in Iowa. [Snip] The visage that Bill wore for much of that harangue was truly revealing - more like something you'd see in a nursing home day room than on a presidential campaign stage. His head drooped, and his mouth frequently gaped open in what almost appeared to be a slack-eyed but leering old geezer smile directed towards his partner's...
  • Obama's $10–a-Barrel Oil Tax Will Do Nothing To Fix Infrastructure–

    02/09/2016 4:55:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    resident Obama is planning $300 billion in infrastructure and other green energy-related projects over the next ten years, which is part of a string of last minute budget requests that have zero chance of passing Congress. The president's plan to pay for it all: a $10-a-barrel oil tax (via Politico): The biggest chunk of Obama's proposed new spending, about $20 billion a year—roughly equivalent to the EPA and Interior Department budgets combined—would go to “enhanced transportation options," especially alternatives to driving and flying. That would include subways, buses, light rail, freight rail modernization projects, and a major expansion of the...
  • Throwing The Flag On Obama For Excessive Celebration After Jobs Report

    02/09/2016 4:44:02 AM PST · by expat_panama · 13 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | February 8, 2016 | Editorial
    Economy: After another mediocre jobs report showing gains barely keeping up with natural labor force growth, Barack Obama rushed to the TV cameras and spiked the football in the end zone. But if there had been referees, he would have been penalized for excessive celebration. What exactly was the president celebrating? A GDP that grew by 0.8% in the fourth quarter and still has anemic labor-force participation among those in their prime earning years? A stock market off to one of its worst starts ever, with the S&P 500 already down 10% and the Nasdaq off 15%? A real unemployment...
  • U.S. bank stocks and bonds clobbered by recession worry

    02/09/2016 4:31:58 AM PST · by EBH · 9 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 2/9/2016 | Caroline Valetkevitch and Will Caiger-Smith
    NEW YORK (Reuters/IFR) - U.S. bank stocks and bonds took a pounding on Monday as recession fears compounded concern about their exposure to the energy sector and expectations that global interest rates are unlikely to rise quickly.... Meanwhile, bonds issued by U.S. banks extended their decline, with the yield premium demanded by investors to hold these securities, rather than safer U.S. Treasury debt, climbing to the highest in three-and-a-half years, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch Fixed Income Index data. "Investors' attitudes seem to be worsening relative to the likelihood of a global recession. I think that's what financials...
  • Hold on Ex-Im nomination keeps cronyism crimped

    02/09/2016 4:29:56 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 9, 2015 | Diane Katz
    The president has nominated attorney J. Mark McWatters for the bank board. However, Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), chairman of the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, has said he's "in no hurry" to hold a hearing or a vote on the nomination. Other pending confirmations take precedence, he said.The last of the 2015 lobbying reports are in, and the top corporate spender turns out to have been the Boeing Company, at $21.9 million. Not coincidentally, the aerospace giant also outranks thousands of other firms in profiting from the subsidies doled out by the Export-Import Bank. Last year, Boeing benefitted...
  • Swedish telecom chief to steer web body ICANN to independence [USA Internet control expires Sept 30]

    02/09/2016 4:18:59 AM PST · by Maceman · 9 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 2-8-16 | Glenn Chapman
    San Francisco (AFP) - Sweden's Goran Marby was Monday named head of the body that manages Internet addresses, pledging to uphold checks and balances as it steps out from under US government oversight. Marby, director-general of the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority, will take charge in May of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) as the nonprofit transitions to become an independent non-governmental body. ***SNIP While the transition will not change how the Internet works, it will help reassure users, businesses and governments about its integrity, according to supporters who see it as a symbolic move towards...
  • National poll: Cruz and Rubio surged after Iowa

    02/09/2016 4:10:13 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | February 9, 2015 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are riding a wave of momentum after strong finishes in Iowa. Donald Trump maintains a double-digit lead over his Republican rivals, but Rubio has experienced the largest surge, according to an NBC News/SurveyMonkey tracking poll released Tuesday. The billionaire businessman has 35 percent support nationally among Republicans and Republican-leaning voters. Ted Cruz, who won the Iowa caucuses last week, has 20 percent support, followed by Rubio in third with 17 percent support. Ben Carson is at 7 percent, and the rest of the field is at 3 percent or less. While Trump still leads by...
  • Check Out The Results Of The Hannity.com GOP Primary Poll [Informational only]]

    02/09/2016 4:06:59 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 14 replies
    SEAN HANNITY ^ | February 5th 2016
    A new poll released by Quinnipiac University shows Donald Trump remains at the head of the GOP presidential pack nationwide. The poll shows Trump with 31 percent, followed by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz with 22 percent and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida with 19 percent. Dr. Ben Carson has 6 percent, with 9 percent undecided and no other candidate above 3 percent. After 3 days of polling (February 5-February 7) and over 64,000 votes cast, here's where the Hannity audience stands:
  • “Our Hands Are Tied Because Of This Damn Brother-Sisterhood Thing”

    02/09/2016 3:59:28 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 21 replies
    For decades, students at Spelman — the elite historically black women's college — have spoken out about instances of sexual assault committed by students from Morehouse College, their unofficial brother school. Now, in the wake of a petition, protests, and a federal investigation, their messages are ringing louder than ever. Why haven't we heard them?
  • Rose Unplugged Morning Show February 9, 2015.

    02/09/2016 3:55:01 AM PST · by GregB · 6 replies
    Rose is back! Formerly the Rose half of the Quinn & Rose Morning Show, she is back on the air and ready for the fight! Catch her on Pittsburgh's 1250 AM The Answer WPGP, from 8AM to 10AM Monday through Friday or via live stream at www.am1250theanswer.com, where you can also get the podcasts. Join us for real no-nonsense conservative talk with a passion that only Rose can deliver! Grab a cup of joe and lets discuss Rose's latest show. Lots of good guests and and a round table discussion on Fridays!!
  • Trump and Eminent Domain [way to acquire property without using government force]

    02/09/2016 2:32:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    National Review ^ | February 9, 2015 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Memo to The Donald: There are ways to acquire property without using government force. "Eminent domain is an absolute necessity," said Donald Trump during Saturday's Republican presidential debate. "Without it," he claimed, "you wouldn't have roads, you wouldn't have hospitals, you wouldn't have anything. You wouldn't have schools, you wouldn't have bridges. You need eminent domain." In fact, though, we would still have roads, bridges, schools, and hospitals. It's a relatively new phenomenon for the government to seize property on behalf of private development projects. And yet, so very many of these projects somehow used to get done. Only one...
  • Cruz blocks nominees to the State Depart for a third time [Cruz's Senate "enemies?" help the cause]

    02/09/2016 2:09:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 8, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    ...Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), however, objected, and said he was doing so on behalf of Cruz, who has spent much of the last week campaigning in New Hampshire where he is trailing businessman Donald Trump ahead of Tuesday's primary. Klobuchar slammed Cruz after McConnell's move, saying the Texas Republican was the only remaining hurdle to getting the ambassador nominations confirmed. "We ask him to remove these holds. He has not voiced any concerns about these individual nominees. He voiced concerns about unrelated policy issues," she said, noting that Cruz hasn't been in the Senate to object to the...
  • Almost every official of small Texas city is arrested in federal corruption probe 'for accepting bri

    02/09/2016 1:26:58 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | February 8, 2015 | AP
    Almost every top official in a remote South Texas city was arrested on Thursday under a detailed federal indictment that accuses them of taking bribes from contractors and sending city workers to help an illegal gambling operator nicknamed Mr T. Crystal City's mayor, city manager, mayor pro tempore, one of three current councilmen and a former councilman were all arrested under an indictment obtained by the U.S. attorney's office in San Antonio, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney said. A second councilman is already charged in a separate case with smuggling Mexican immigrants. That leaves just one councilman not facing...
  • The Quinn in the Morning Show with Jim Quinn - February 9, 2016

    02/09/2016 12:42:14 AM PST · by sneakers · 12 replies
    Jim Quinn is back! - and in better form than ever!! The Quinn in the Morning Show airs from 6:00am to 9:00 am, Monday thru Friday. To listen online, go to www.warroom.com and sign up for a monthly fee. Or you can listen on the radio locally in the upstate NY area on 1040 WYSL Rochester, NY or 1480 WCNS in Latrobe, Pa. If you sign up online, be sure to choose the auto-renew option in order to have full access to archived shows and podcasts.
  • ISIL, said to fear uprising, executes 300 by firing squad in Mosul

    02/09/2016 12:32:13 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies
    World Tribune ^ | February 8th, 2016
    Monday, February 8th, 2016 ISIL, said to fear uprising, executes 300 by firing squad in Mosul Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) has executed 300 people in Mosul, Iraq. "Daesh (ISIL) terrorists executed 300 people by firing squad in Mosul," said Mahmoud al-Sourji, a spokesman for Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces on Feb. 7. Those executed were "Iraqi police personnel, army troopers and civilian activists," Arabic-language al-Sumaria satellite television network reported. Sourji said that ISIL "lives in a state of tension in Mosul" and fears an uprising from residents who remain in the city. On Feb. 6, ISIL publicly amputated...
  • Bill on Campaign Trail: 'Sometimes ..I Wish We Weren't Married'

    02/09/2016 12:14:07 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 41 replies
    nbcnewyork.com ^ | February 08, 2016 | nbc
    "Sometimes when I am on a stage like this, I wish that we weren't married, then I could say what I really think," Bill Clinton said
  • Is Elgin-O'Hare extension caught in political roadblock?

    02/09/2016 12:06:23 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Daily Herald ^ | January 14, 2016 | Marni Pyke
    A divide between the Illinois tollway and Chicago on the cost of airport land needed for the Elgin-O'Hare Expressway extension is threatening progress on the massive project, considered vital for the suburbs. An agreement to sell property on the western edge of O'Hare to the tollway at market value more than a decade ago has disintegrated, officials said, and the city's latest price tag of about $190 million is giving the tollway sticker-shock. "We've been negotiating for a long time. ... It's within the last couple of months I've realized how far apart we were," tollway Chairman Robert Schillerstrom said....
  • Kasich, Sanders win first first-in-the-nation primary contests - Cruz takes Millsfield

    02/08/2016 11:54:18 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 88 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Daniel Chaitin
    As the clock struck midnight, voting began in three tiny towns in New Hampshire, including Dixville Notch, whose residents have a pretty good reputation for picking the eventual party nominees. The other two towns participating in midnight voting are Millsfield and Hart's Location. "...............In Millsfield, Ted Cruz reportedly pulled away from the pack with nine votes, ahead of second place Trump. Clinton beat Sanders two votes to one. Kasich earned a second victory in Hart's Location, beating second place Trump five votes to four. Meanwhile, Sanders took a commanding 12 votes to Clinton's five.
  • Ted Cruz on Net Neutrality: 'Obama Is Salivating to Regulate the Internet'

    02/08/2016 11:10:49 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 22, 2016 | Noah Dulis
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has spoken out against the government's regulation of the Internet through net neutrality in a video message Breitbart Tech can exclusively share with readers. "That will end, and that will end immediately," Cruz declared when asked if he would continue to allow the Internet to be classified as a public utility if elected president. [BIG SNIP] "That's what the Internet does," he stated. "It empowers people." Cruz described net neutrality as "Obamacare for the Internet." Beyond arguing that it would allow the government to regulate "prices and terms of sale on the Internet,...
  • GOP state Sen. Brower to resign Reno-area seat this month

    02/08/2016 11:05:58 PM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 5 replies
    KOLO8 ^ | 2/8/2016
    RENO, Nev. (AP) - Republican state Sen. Greg Brower is formally resigning his northern Nevada seat after announcing months ago that he wouldn't seek re-election.
  • Low gas prices signal economic downturn elsewhere

    02/08/2016 10:41:41 PM PST · by george76 · 52 replies
    WLS-TV ^ | February 08, 2016 | Laura Thoren
    Gas prices in Chicago are still falling, but the price at the pump is having a negative impact on the economy. ... as the cost to fill up your tank goes down, could this also be a sign -- the economy is tanking? Commodities trader Scott Shellady thinks so. "It's bad for everybody. We are going to lose one-fifth of the jobs we created in 2008," said Shellady. And he doesn't expect a market rebound anytime soon. So if you were hoping to cash in your 401K or IRA and retire in the next year, Shellady says, rethink your plans....
  • Kicked in the Bowls: Beyonce sparks race row after controversial Black Power (short)

    02/08/2016 10:35:46 PM PST · by SaveFerris · 64 replies
    the Sun UK ^ | 18:01, 8 Feb 2016 | By STUART PINK, Deputy Head of Showbiz
    FULL TITLE: Kicked in the Bowls: Beyonce sparks race row after controversial Black Power Super Bowl half-time show BEYONCE hijacked the Super Bowl — and strutted straight into a Black Power race row. The pop star, 34, who had been accused of shunning her black heritage, stunned viewers by performing her new single Formation. It includes attacks on police brutality and cops’ response to 2005’s Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. [snip] Members of the National Sheriffs’ Association also turned their backs as they watched on Sunday at their Washington base. A cop’s wife posted: “Rise above and stay above the...
  • How the Chinese Basketball Association Became the Hot Destination for NBA Talent

    02/08/2016 9:50:14 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 5 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | Oct 29, 2013 | Jared Zwerling
    Now in its 19th season, the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) season will tip off next week with its most prized class of Americans. Many have played in the NBA and are still young and talented enough to return to the world's top hoops league. The groundwork for the popularity of today's CBA was laid in the mid-1990s, under sometimes difficult conditions. Since then, everything from the league's rising salaries to Stephon Marbury to the 2011 NBA lockout to the struggling European economy to the NBA's new collective bargaining agreement have made China the top overseas option for American players. In...
  • The Latest: Greece: Stop migrants in Turkish waters

    02/08/2016 9:48:17 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    thepiercecountytribune ^ | February 8, 2016 | ap
    Greece's defense minister says he wants an agreement with neighboring Turkey that would allow the European Union's Frontex border agency to stop and turn back - within Turkish waters - boats carrying migrants to the Greek islands. Panos Kammenos said Monday that he has already made the proposal to his EU colleagues, who "showed great interest," and will raise the matter with NATO officials. He said Greek authorities are in a position to locate smugglers boats as they leave the nearby Turkish coast and alert Frontex, and the Turkish coast guard. Kammenos said this would "stop the great migratory flow...
  • Klamath River dams moving toward removal despite congressional barriers ( CA & OR )

    02/08/2016 9:41:55 PM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Feb. 3, 2016 | Bettina Boxall
    California, Oregon and the federal government are working on a way around congressional barriers to the removal of hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River. The states, the U.S. Interior Department and the owner of the dams, PacifiCorp, announced Tuesday that they have agreed in principle to pursue removal through the federal dam relicensing process. The move comes after a complex deal to decommission four hydroelectric dams and restore portions of the historic salmon river fell apart when Congress failed to act on a crucial piece of the pact by a Dec. 31 deadline. Republican members of Congress and local elected...
  • Trump to Savage: Maybe Obama doesn't want to defeat ISIS

    02/08/2016 9:34:49 PM PST · by Milhous · 46 replies
    WND ^ | 02/08/2016
    In another wide-ranging interview with talk-radio host Michael Savage, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump suggested President Obama might not have a desire to defeat the Islamic jihadist group ISIS, and the real-estate billionaire shied away from declaring he would win the New Hampshire primary Tuesday. Trump repeated his observation that President Obama refuses to identify the enemy as "radical Islamic terrorism," insisting ISIS and other groups have nothing to do with Islam. "It's radical Islamic terrorism, and we have a president who won't even use the words," he said. "If you don't use the words, you're never going to get...
  • The FBI Arrested Almost All The Top Officials In This Texas Town

    02/08/2016 9:19:05 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    Refinery 29 ^ | February 8, 2016 | Meghan DeMaria
    The next few city council meetings in Crystal City, TX are going to be pretty quiet. On Thursday, FBI agents arrested a majority of the town's top officials, including the mayor, mayor pro tempore, city manager, and a current city council member, as well as a former council member, The Washington Post reports. FBI agents also arrested Ngoc Tri Nguyen, an alleged gambling operator, nicknamed "Mr. T." A federal indictment (PDF) accused the town officials of taking thousands of dollars in bribes, and of helping Nguyen run the illegal gambling operation. Ricardo Lopez, Crystal City's mayor, was accused of accepting...
  • Charges dropped against soldier who ran through Brisbane suburb with gun-shaped object

    02/08/2016 9:14:39 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 8 replies
    ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) ^ | 9th February 2016 | Josh Bavas
    Police prosecutors have dropped a charge against a soldier who caused panic after jogging through suburban Brisbane with a gun-shaped object last year. A full-scale police response was launched after 26-year-old Nicholas Paul Latham was spotted running through Rochedale South wearing camouflage clothing and carrying the object in December last year. Several schools were shut down and Mr Latham was eventually tackled by police. He told police it was all a misunderstanding as he was training with a metal object shaped like a gun, but was charged with public nuisance. His matter went before the Holland Park Magistrates Court on...
  • Bill would make Obama’s birthday a state holiday

    02/08/2016 9:13:27 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 61 replies
    Reboot Illinois ^ | February 4, 2016 | Kevin Hoffman
    A bill introduced in the Illinois House would make Aug. 4, President Barack Obama’s birthday, a state holiday. State Rep. André Thapedi, D-Chicago, and three other Chicago-area Democratic lawmakers are sponsoring House Bill 4654, which was filed on Feb. 2. The legislation would make Obama’s birthday a legal holiday, meaning state offices and schools would be closed. From the bill: “The fourth day of August of each year shall be a legal holiday to be known as Barack Obama’s Birthday to be observed as a day on which to hold appropriate exercises in commemoration of our illustrious President. When August...
  • Former ISIS sex slaves now army of ‘Sun Ladies’ ready to defeat terror group

    02/08/2016 9:06:35 PM PST · by Daffynition · 16 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 2/8/16 | Hollie McKay
    ERBIL, Iraq – They witnessed the slaughter of their families on Mount Sinjar, and then were forced by ISIS into sexual slavery. Now the “Sun Ladies” are ready to fight - for veangeance as well as survival. Some 2,000 Yazidi women who were captured in the brutal August 2014 attack on their mountain stronghold have escaped and have taken up arms against their former tormentors. Driven by the fresh memories of unspeakable atrocities and the survival of their people, hundreds have signed up to fight the black-clad terrorist army.
  • Free Republic Caucus 2016 02/09

    02/08/2016 8:59:59 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 180 replies
    My own workup | 02/09/2016 | DoughtyOne / for Free Republic
    Welcome to the Free Republic CaucusPlease read the rules, and participate according to the guidelines provided. Thank you. REMEMBER: To find the Caucus thread for the day, Search "Caucus". The New Hampshire Primary takes place today. Only vote on this thread on: 02/09/2016 another thread will pop up moments before: 02/10/2016Wait to vote until 12:00 midnight EST, and don't vote after 12:00 midnight EST at the at the end of the day. Look for the new thread. Votes outside the 24 hour period, will not be counted. Give it three minutes or so on each end, so...
  • Narcissism Cruz’s policy

    02/08/2016 8:55:45 PM PST · by kiryandil · 72 replies
    Scranton Times-Tribune ^ | February 8, 2016 | Michael Gerson
    The GOP front-runners who did not melt down into an oleaginous puddle of self-pity - the winners of the compos mentis caucus - are more different than their similar policy views would indicate. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are social and economic conservatives, and products of the tea party revolt. But they represent two entirely different approaches to the gathering and use of power. Each had a defining moment in their rapid rise. For Rubio, it was the Gang of Eight's attempt to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Rubio now presents this as the ancient past, but I'm old enough to...