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  • NJ Gov(Christie) Signs Law Banning Counseling, Therapy for Youth Struggling With Homosexuality (2013

    02/08/2016 6:16:08 AM PST · by xzins · 74 replies
    Christian News ^ | 19 Aug 13 | Heather Clark
    Reiterating his belief that homosexuality is 'not a sin,' the Republican governor of New Jersey signed a bill into law on Monday that bans the use of conversion or reparative therapy, or to otherwise help youth who are struggling with homosexual feelings to overcome their temptations. Governor Chris Christie's office released a statement during the day outlining that Assembly Bill 3371 had been signed into law following its passage in both state houses in June. Text of the bill notes that the law bans "the practice of seeking to change a person's sexual orientation, including, but not limited to, efforts...
  • Sarah Palin's PAC spent $1.4 million in 2015, gave just $23,500 to campaigns

    02/04/2016 4:26:07 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 184 replies
    SeattlePI ^ | February 4, 2016 | JOEL CONNELLY
    Ex-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin launched her political action fund, Sarah PAC, in 2009 with the stated purpose "to help elect principled conservative leaders" across the country. But the latest Federal Election Commission filing indicates that money raised in small contributions by Sarah PAC is going to consultants, speech-writing services, direct-mail appeals, as well as stays by Palin in fancy hotels. Sarah PAC raised $950,000 in 2015, spent a total of $1.4 million, and donated just 23,500 to 45 campaigns. It also...
  • Phil Robertson Endorses Ted Cruz for President

    01/13/2016 12:22:34 PM PST · by Isara · 100 replies
    Cruz News ^ | January 13, 2016
    Duck Commander says Cruz is "the man for the job"HOUSTON, Texas - Today, the Cruz for President campaign announced the endorsement of Phil Robertson, a professional hunter, businessman, Christian minister, and reality television star on the popular television series Duck Dynasty. Robertson believes Ted Cruz is the man for the job.Cruz Commander (Video)“My qualifications for President of the United States are rather narrow: Is he or she Godly, does he or she love us, can he or she do the job, and finally would they kill a duck and put him in a pot and make him a good duck...
  • Political Prediction Market: Cruz edges ahead of Trump

    11/27/2015 6:33:59 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/27/15 | Sophie Tatum
    Donald Trump is still the GOP front-runner in opinion polls, but Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has seen a surge on CNN's Political Prediction Market, and is now seen by players as more likely than the billionaire businessman to be the Republican nominee. Cruz's odds -- which stand at 21% -- are greater than Trump's 20% odds for the first time, according to the Political Prediction Market, a live, online game, conducted by the company Pivit for CNN. It uses polling data and input from its 25,000 users to predict outcomes. Play the Political Prediction Market at Movement on the...
  • Putin's cronies lose $50 billion

    12/16/2014 1:45:51 PM PST · by elhombrelibre · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | 16 Dec 14 | Ivana Kottasova
    Ouch! Russian billionaires have lost more than $50 billion this year due to the country's unfolding economic nightmare. Western sanctions, low oil prices and the falling ruble have wiped billions off the wealth of Russia's 15 richest men, according to data from Bloomberg. The chairman of Russian gas producer Novatek has suffered the biggest losses, seeing his portfolio shrink by an estimated $8.7 billion. That's equivalent to a loss of nearly 50%.
  • Michigan Miscellany (Rand Paul Polling First In Michigan)

    04/09/2014 1:17:09 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 30 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 04-09-2014 | Tom Jensen
    It looks like Michigan will remain solidly in the blue column if Hillary Clinton runs for President in 2016. She leads her potential Republican opponents in the state by anywhere from 9 to 12 points: it's 46/37 over Chris Christie, 48/39 over Rand Paul, 49/38 over Jeb Bush, and 50/38 over Mike Huckabee. Republicans are split a lot of different ways when it comes to who they'd like as their nominee in 2016. 16% want Rand Paul, 15% each support Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee, 11% are for Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush is at 9%, Paul Ryan and Scott Walker...
  • Westboro Baptist Church Leader Fred Phelps a Democrat

    03/19/2014 12:58:04 PM PDT · by celmak · 45 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 03/18/2014 | Paul Bois
    The founder of Westboro Baptist Church, Fred Phelps, notorious for leading hateful protests against gay rights, is actually a Democrat with long history of endorsing Democratic candidates. On Tuesday, Politico provided some background on Phelps' political history, most of which saw him endorsing Democrat candidates and running for office a number of times as a Democrat. In the 1990's, Phelps ran in three Kansas Democratic primaries for Governor in 1990, 1994, and 1998, receiving only 15% of the vote. He also ran for Senator in 1992, receiving 31% of the vote, and for mayor of Topeka in 1993 and 1997....
  • Most Dangerous Terrorist Eludes Massive Manhunt (Could MH370 be in his control?)

    03/19/2014 12:07:40 AM PDT · by 1curiousmind · 26 replies
    counter jihad report ^ | 9/21//2012 | Paul L Williams
    Despite the expenditure of nearly $50 million, the search for this elusive terrorist has produced no results. Elaborate plots were designed to snag him in Guyana; his photo has appeared on the front page of every leading American newspaper; and a special office, manned by a small army of FBI agents, was set up in Miami to uncover his whereabouts. But Adnan el-Shukrijumah, the Brooklyn-bred jihadi, remains alive and well and more dangerous to America’s national security than ever before. US officials first became aware of him in the wake of Operation Enduring Freedom (the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan), when...
  • Malaysia Airline MH370: 9/11-style terror allegations resurface in case of lost plane

    03/15/2014 4:50:17 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 179 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 3/15 | mendick
    Evidence of a plot by Malaysian Islamists to hijack a passenger jet in a 9/11-style attack is being investigated in connection with the disappearance of Flight MH370 An al-Qaeda supergrass told a court last week that four to five Malaysian men had been planning to take control of a plane, using a bomb hidden in a shoe to blow open the cockpit door.
  • Gay military widow not getting death benefits

    03/14/2014 10:22:50 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 25 replies ^ | 03/13/2013
    <p>WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) — Tracy Dice Johnson goes to bed each night dreaming about her wife Donna Johnson.</p> <p>She misses her most around the holidays, especially St. Patrick’s Day — the day they first met — and Valentine’s Day, their wedding anniversary.</p>
  • Part Two Images [ok, no kidding. blownup images prove ABC is in tank dunking Fuddy for Bammy]

    03/06/2014 9:11:00 AM PST · by butterdezillion · 275 replies
    Butterdezillion's Blog ^ | 03-05-14 | Butterdezillion
    These are the new images I've got, to go with the second of my youtubes, which is posted at In the first youtube we looked at what could be seen above the water in the video. In this new video I show footage of some more that is above water but also some that is underwater. The images on my blog are clearer than what shows on youtube, so even if you see the youtube (which I recommend, because it explains what you're seeing and gives other links as well) you might want to look at the stills to...
  • Pope drops F-bomb during Vatican blessing

    03/03/2014 2:27:37 PM PST · by Gamecock · 144 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3 March 2014 | Bob Fredricks
    Pope Francis dropped an F-bomb during his Sunday prayer at St. Peter's Square “If each one of us does not amass riches only for oneself, but half for the service of others, in this f–k [pause], in this case the providence of God will become visible through this gesture of solidarity,” Francis said to the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square, Italian media reported.
  • Anti-Obama 'Birther' Supports Canadian-Born Sen. Ted Cruz for President

    02/09/2014 10:56:46 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 73 replies
    OPPOSINGVIEWS.COM ^ | Thursday, January 16, 2014 | By Michael Allen
    WorldNet Daily editor Joseph Farah has claimed numerous times that President Obama was not born in the US, even though Obama has released both his short-form and long-form birth certificates, proving he was born in Hawaii. Farah is now strongly supporting Canadian-born Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for president. While that might sound hypocritical to most, Farah claims he can do so because the so-called “media elite” ignored his "birther" theory about Obama. In a recent op-ed, Farah praised sen. Cruz for releasing his birth certificate, while attacking Obama for a "lack of transparency and thin paper trail." Farah writes: With...
  • Georgia Passes Law Obstructing Obamacare

    08/30/2013 7:29:44 PM PDT · by Pfesser · 93 replies
    <p>Earlier this month, Georgia discovered a way to obstruct the implementation of Obamacare, causing Democrats across the country to condemn the state’s Department of Insurance for obstructing President Barack Obama’s beloved Affordable Care Act.</p> <p>In early August, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens explained the obstruction method to a crowd of enthusiastic Georgians. Obamacare created many positions within each state’s healthcare exchange for “insurance agents,” or employees that sign customers up for Obamacare coverage.</p>
  • Notre Dame to begin accepting illegal immigrants

    08/23/2013 7:43:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 8/23/2013 | Stephen Dinan
    Notre Dame University announced Thursday it will begin admitting illegal immigrants to the school and will provide them with financial aid, saying the move will "strengthen" the student body. The university had never had an official ban on illegal immigrants but Inside Higher Ed reported the school treated them as international students and required them to have student visas — which effectively served as a bar. "We will strengthen our incoming class and give deserving young people the chance for a Notre Dame education," Don Bishop, associate vice president for undergraduate enrollment, said in a statement announcing the policy. The...
  • Kensington Palace statement (The royal Baby has been named)

    07/24/2013 12:23:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Kensington Palace statement Posted on 07-24 at 17:07:33 CST The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their son George Alexander Louis. The baby will be known as His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge.
  • Breaking again: Freepathon Money Bomb Friday Noon Pacific Time

    07/24/2013 7:22:38 AM PDT · by big bad easter bunny · 2 replies
    7/24/13 | b.b.e.b.
    OK, for all those I confused from my earlier post I apologize for lack of specifics! This Friday at noon Pacific time, I encourage my fellow Freepers to make a donation and help bomb away the red line! Reason to donate: You will have sweeter dreams Your mate will find you more attractive You will have better Karma Your car is less likely to break down Food will taste better Your teeth will seem whiter You will likely become thinner People around you will smile more Obama will do less damage to our haggard country!!!!!
  • Breaking: Money BOMB Noon Friday!!!!

    07/24/2013 6:09:28 AM PDT · by big bad easter bunny · 26 replies
    7/24/13 | b.b.e.b.
    Announcing money BOMB Friday Noon, lets get er done!
  • Panama finds MiG fighter jets on N. Korean arms ship

    07/22/2013 1:16:33 PM PDT · by RainMan · 30 replies
    MSN News ^ | 7/21/2013 | Lomi Kriel
    Investigators in Panama have found two MiG-21 fighter jets in cargo containers aboard a North Korean ship carrying weapons from Cuba. COLON, Panama — Panamanian investigators unloading the cargo of a seized North Korean ship that carried arms from Cuba have found the two MiG-21 fighter jets the Cuban government had said were on board, the government said Sunday. Alongside the two supersonic planes, originally produced by the Soviet Union in the late 1950s, officials found two missile radar systems on board the Chong Chon Gang, President Ricardo Martinelli told reporters in the Atlantic port of Colón. The discovery, which...
  • Hobby Lobby wins stay against federal health care mandate

    07/19/2013 10:55:30 AM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    NewsOK ^ | July 19, 2013 | Brianna Bailey
    Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. won a temporary reprieve on Friday from federal penalties as much as $1.3 million a day for failing to offer insurance coverage for emergency contraceptives to its more than 13,000 employees. The company would have been forced to pay the fines for failing to comply with a mandate on emergency contraceptives is part of the Affordable Care Act. Hobby Lobby is suing the federal government over the law.In brief remarks to reporters outside the courthouse after the hearing, Hobby Lobby President Steve Green said the Green family would have continued with its legal fight even...
  • President Obama speaks about Trayvon [BARF ALERT!]

    07/19/2013 10:44:36 AM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 167 replies ^ | July 19, 2013 | Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
    0bama is speaking live from the White House Briefing room, blaming crackas for black violence! This man is unhinged. Does he call for calm, or reasoning over the verdict? Does he uphold the decision by jury? Well, not really.. He's going way way back in history, essentially blaming slavery for what Trayvon did. Another "unbelievable" moment by our President. What a disgrace.
  • Martin Protests In New York

    07/14/2013 7:45:01 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 167 replies
    Anyone watching the huge Trayvon Martin protests in New York City? According to the guy filming, he's seen at least 8 arrests, there has been pepper spray, and several groups of protestors have joined together. The people out are using Occupy Wall Street chants, so I think they are involved. Link to a video that is not of great quality: Another stream: One more at Times Square cam:
  • MSNBC's Alex Witt: "I'm guilty of white shame"!

    07/14/2013 9:26:58 AM PDT · by ForAmerica · 102 replies
    MSNBC's Alex Witt: "I'm guilty of white shame"! I was telling my wife let's turn to MSNBC to hear them say something stupid and within two minutes he said that. The had Melissa Harris on too.
  • Not So Fast: Prop 8 is Still California Law

    06/27/2013 8:59:31 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 120 replies ^ | 6/26/13 | Ken Klukowski
    News reports that California's Prop 8 has been struck down as unconstitutional are completely false. Proposition 8 is the amendment to the California Constitution that defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman. A federal trial judge--Vaughn Walker--held that Prop 8 violates the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court held that only the losing defendants in that case--the governor and attorney general of California--had standing to appeal that decision. When they refused to do so, Prop 8's official sponsors filed the appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit,...
  • [Vanity]Here are the two homosexual marriage SCOTUS decisions

    06/26/2013 8:50:50 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 18 replies
    Supreme Court decisions website ^ | 26 June 2014 | self
    On the lack of standing decision, effectively allowing the Ninth Circuit decision to stand, which overturned California's Proposition 8: HOLLINGSWORTH ET AL. v. PERRY ET AL. On the overturn of the federal DOMA Defense of Marriage Act, via the case of a female couple in New York state, legally married under New York law. UNITED STATES v. WINDSOR, EXECUTOR OF THE ESTATE OF SPYER, ET AL.
  • SCOTUS: same-sex marriage decisions - Live Thread (Decisions at 97, 194, & 217)

    06/25/2013 9:54:04 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 458 replies
    Free Republic | 06/26/2013 | BuckeyeTexan
    At 10:00 AM Wednesday, the Supreme Court will deliver its final decisions of this term. We can expect decisions on both same-sex marriage cases. California Proposition 8: Hollingsworth v. Perry In November 2008, 52.3 percent of California voters approved Proposition 8, which added language to the California Constitution that defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman. In May 2009, a California District Court ruled that Proposition 8 violated the Equal Protection and Due Process Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment and temporarily prohibited its enforcement, and the Ninth Circuit agreed, affirming the District Court’s ruling. The United...
  • LIVE THREAD. Massachusetts Special Election for Senate

    06/25/2013 5:39:36 PM PDT · by BAW · 125 replies
    <p>And we're off. With 21% of the precinct vote in, Republican Gomez leads Democrat Markey 52.7% to 46.9%.</p>
  • Historic Week Ahead for SCOTUS - Live Thread 10:00 AM

    06/23/2013 9:35:33 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 65 replies
    Free Republic | 06/24/2013 | BuckeyeTexan
    As the Supreme Court heads into its summer recess at the end of June, we're still awaiting decisions this week in four landmark cases. "In the court’s modern history, I don’t think there has ever been one week with so much at stake,” said Tom Goldstein, founder of the respected SCOTUSblog website. “We have four pending cases that may be cited for at least a century.” Affirmative Action: Fisher v. University of Texas Petitioner Abigail Fisher, a white Texan, was denied admission to the University of Texas at Austin for the Fall 2008 entering class. Fisher sued the university, arguing...
  • N.S.A. Leaker Leaves Hong Kong on Flight to Moscow

    06/23/2013 7:14:16 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 31 replies
    HONG KONG — The Hong Kong government announced on Sunday afternoon that it had allowed the departure from its territory of Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who has acknowledged disclosing classified documents about United States government surveillance of Internet and telephone communications around the world. The government statement said that Hong Kong had informed the United States of Mr. Snowden’s departure. A Moscow-based reservations agent at Aeroflot, Russia’s national airline, said that Mr. Snowden was aboard flight SU213 to Moscow, traveling on a one-way ticket to Moscow. The Aeroflot flight landed in Moscow on Sunday afternoon....
  • N.S.A. Leaker Leaves Hong Kong on Flight to Moscow(surname Harrison?)

    06/23/2013 5:44:24 AM PDT · by astratt7 · 116 replies
    New York Time ^ | 06/23/2013 | By KEITH BRADSHER and ELLEN BARRY
    HONG KONG — The Hong Kong government announced on Sunday afternoon that it had allowed the departure from its territory of Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who has acknowledged disclosing classified documents about United States government surveillance of Internet and telephone communications around the world. snip The Aeroflot agent said that Mr. Snowden is traveling with one other person, with the surname Harrison, but the agent declined to release the other traveler’s first name, saying that she did not have the authorization to do so. The closest adviser to Julian Assange, who orchestrated the release of...
  • New scandal surrounding New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez, sources tell DRUDGE.. Developingfrom NY POST

    06/22/2013 6:45:56 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 107 replies ^ | June 22, 2013 | Drudge
    New scandal surrounding New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez, sources tell DRUDGE.. Developing late from NY POST...
  • BREAKING: Zimmerman Judge Rules Out Audio Experts

    06/22/2013 9:24:04 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 129 replies
    TTAG ^ | JUNE 22, 2013 | Robert Farago
    “In a major blow for the prosecution in the George Zimmerman case, a judge on Saturday barred the testimony of two audio experts who suggested that a taped 911 call indicated Trayvon Martin was crying out for help during the violent struggle that ended with a gunshot,”
  • James Gandolfini Dead at 51, Actor Won Three Emmys for The Sopranos

    06/19/2013 5:25:30 PM PDT · by Jim from C-Town · 55 replies
    E online ^ | 6/19/2013 | Natalie Finn
    The Emmy-winning star of The Sopranos suffered a possible heart attack while in Italy, where he was attending the Taormina Film Festival, HBO confirmed Wednesday.
  • Prolific Author Vince Flynn Reportedly Dead at 47

    06/19/2013 8:13:17 AM PDT · by Wilum · 33 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 06/19/2013 | Erica Ritz
    Bestselling author Vince Flynn has died at 47-years-old after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer, local CBS affiliate WCCO reports. He died Wednesday morning at United Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota, and leaves behind a wife and three children.
  • President Obama Criticizes Catholic Education

    06/18/2013 10:22:44 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 56 replies
    Catholic Education Daily ^ | June 18, 2013 | Tim Drake
    During a speech yesterday in Belfast, President Barack Obama criticized Catholic education, suggesting that it’s harmful to national unity. “If towns remain divided—if Catholics have their schools and buildings and Protestants have theirs, if we can’t see ourselves in one another and fear or resentment are allowed to harden—that too encourages division and discourages cooperation,” said the President, during his Northern Ireland Visit for the G8 summit. The Scottish Catholic Observer pointed out that Archbishop Gerhard Müller, prefect of the Vatican's Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, recently praised Catholic education before a Scottish audience.
  • Dana Rohrabacher warns John Boehner on speakership

    06/18/2013 7:49:39 AM PDT · by LibFreeUSA · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/18/13 7:27 AM EDT | REBECCA ELLIOTT
    Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) says Speaker John Boehner should be ousted if he rams through an immigration bill without majority Republican support. “If Speaker Boehner moves forward and permits this to come to a vote even though the majority of the Republicans in the House—and that’s if they do—oppose whatever it is that’s coming to a vote, he should be removed as Speaker,” Rohrabacher said on World Net Daily radio on Monday. Rohrabacher was responding to Boehner’s assertion that immigration reform is at the top of his legislative agenda and his suggestion in an interview with ABC last week in...
  • FBI: Passenger Claims NJ-Bound Flight Was Poisoned

    06/17/2013 11:30:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    <p>FBI agents are going to meet an incoming flight at a New Jersey airport after reports that a passenger claimed that everyone aboard had been poisoned.</p> <p>United Airlines Flight 116 from Hong Kong is scheduled to land at about 2 p.m. Eastern on Monday at Newark Liberty Airport, outside New York City.</p>
  • SCOTUS June 10, 2013 and June 13, 2013 Live blog of orders and opinions

    06/10/2013 6:17:11 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 38 replies
    At 9:30 a.m. on June 10 we expect orders from the June 6 Conference. At 10 a.m. we expect opinions in argued cases. We also expect opinions at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 13. We will begin live blogging shortly before 9:30 on Monday and shortly before 10 on Thursday.
  • Obama orders US to draw up overseas target list for cyber-attacks

    06/07/2013 5:02:11 PM PDT · by Calamari · 25 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Friday 7 June 2013 15.06 EDT | Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill
    Barack Obama has ordered his senior national security and intelligence officials to draw up a list of potential overseas targets for US cyber-attacks, a top secret presidential directive obtained by the Guardian reveals. The 18-page Presidential Policy Directive 20, issued in October last year but never published, states that what it calls Offensive Cyber Effects Operations (OCEO) "can offer unique and unconventional capabilities to advance US national objectives around the world with little or no warning to the adversary or target and with potential effects ranging from subtle to severely damaging". It says the government will "identify potential targets of...
  • Report: NSA asked Verizon for records of all calls in the U.S.

    06/05/2013 7:59:04 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 71 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 5, 2013 | Timothy B. Lee
    For years, civil liberties groups have alleged that the United States was engaged in “dragnet” surveillance of Americans’ phone calls. But because U.S. surveillance activity is shrouded in secrecy, they haven’t had proof. Now they appear to. A major scoop from Glenn Greenwald at the Guardian appears to prove that the National Security Agency has been demanding that Verizon produce calling records of all phone calls made in the United States. The leaked legal order requires Verizon to produce, “on an ongoing daily basis,” records of calls “between the United States and abroad” as well as “wholly within the United...
  • MSNBC Chief Phil Griffin: Our Network Is ‘Not The Place’ For Breaking News (master of the obvious)

    06/03/2013 5:43:39 PM PDT · by drewh · 23 replies ^ | 10:02 June 3rd, 2013 | by Andrew Kirell
    Over the last several months, it has become pretty clear that when it comes to ratings, MSNBC struggles during breaking news events, while CNN and Fox both receive boosts. In an interview with the New York Times this morning, MSNBC chief Phil Griffin essentially conceded the “breaking news” mantle to the other networks, telling viewers that his network is not focused on that sort of coverage. In what seems like a stunning admission, Griffin said: “We’re not the place for that,” he said of breaking news. “Our brand is not that.” Instead, he explained, MSNBC’s bread and butter is progressive...
  • Dick Durbin: Are bloggers and tweeters entitled to constitutional protection?

    05/26/2013 4:57:16 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 144 replies ^ | May 26, 2013 05:53 PM | Doug Powers
    Dick Durbin: Are bloggers and tweeters entitled to constitutional protection? Share By Doug Powers • May 26, 2013 05:53 PM **Written by Doug Powers Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin has in the past had a very subjective and abstract view of the Constitution, and on Fox News Sunday he once again wondered which people might be “entitled” to constitutional protections and which people might not: “You’ve raised an important point and I heard Sen. Graham call for special counsel,” Durbin said. “I’m not ready to do this at this moment. I would like to know if Holder has any conflict in...
  • Clinton leads 2016 poll in Iowa, but Rand Paul is close

    Husband Bill says, "Relax." Let his wife enjoy a bit of a private life for the first time in two decades. But as far as the pollsters are concerned, the 2016 race is underway. And Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is certainly acting like he's in the race. The latest poll out of Iowa has former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton beating Florida Sen. Marco Rubio handily (48 vs. 37 percent), but could face a tougher race against Senator Paul (46 vs. 42 percent), according to a new poll by Quinnipiac University.
  • Sharyl Attkisson's computers compromised

    05/21/2013 10:01:15 AM PDT · by Thane_Banquo · 76 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/21/13 | Dylan Byers
    Sharyl Attkisson, the Emmy-award winning CBS News investigative reporter, says that her personal and work computers have been compromised and are under investigation. "I can confirm that an intrusion of my computers has been under some investigation on my end for some months but I'm not prepared to make an allegation against a specific entity today as I've been patient and methodical about this matter," Attkisson told POLITICO on Tuesday. "I need to check with my attorney and CBS to get their recommendations on info we make public."
  • Democratic Senator Blames Republicans for Oklahoma Tornadoes

    05/21/2013 7:49:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 41 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    It wasn’t enough that liberal comedian Lizz Winstead decided the aftermath of the Oklahoma tornadoes was a good time to blame conservatives for the death and destruction it caused. Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse blamed Republicans as well. While Americans were glued to their television sets to see pictures of the horrendous tornadoes and hear about children in storm shelters at their schools, Whitehouse was on the Senate floor attacking Republicans for denying so-called global warming. Whitehouse spent 15 minutes attacking Republicans and justified his comments by referring to states that seek federal assistance in the wake of natural...
  • Breaking: New Crop of Benghazi Whistle-Blowers Will Testify on Obama’s Missiles to Al-Qaeda Program

    05/21/2013 6:25:04 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 57 replies
    Hillary Clinton admitted in testimony that terrorists used weapons from Libya in the attack gas plant attack in Algeria. Now, more Benghazi whistle-blowers are reportedly ready to testify on Obama’s missiles to Al-Qaeda program.
  • Democratic Senator uses Okla. tornado for anti-GOP rant over global warming

    05/20/2013 5:20:12 PM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 179 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Monday, May 20, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    While many Americans were tuned into news coverage of the massive damage from tornadoes ravaging the state of Oklahoma, Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse took to the Senate floor to rail against his Republican colleagues for denying the theory of anthropogenic global warming. Whitehouse spent 15 minutes chastising GOP senators and justified his remarks by alluding to states that seek federal assistance in the wake of natural disasters. “So, you may have a question for me,” Whitehouse said. “Why do you care? Why do you, Sheldon Whitehouse, Democrat of Rhode Island, care if we Republicans run off the climate...

    05/20/2013 4:54:37 PM PDT · by stockpirate · 483 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 5/20/2013 | Fox News
  • AP source: Obama to tap Werfel as acting IRS head

    05/16/2013 12:23:31 PM PDT · by penelopesire · 46 replies ^ | May 16, 2013 | By JIM KUHNHENN
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will appoint senior White House budget officer Daniel Werfel to be acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, a White House official says.</p> <p>Werfel will replace Steven Miller, ousted Wednesday amid revelations that the IRS improperly singled out conservative groups for special scrutiny.</p>
  • Congressman: Justice Dept. Wiretapped the House of Representative's Cloak Room

    05/16/2013 3:47:13 AM PDT · by Crazieman · 57 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 5/16/2013 | Daniel Halper
    California congressman David Nunes made the claim yesterday that the Justice Department wiretapped telephones in the House of Representative's Cloak Room, an exclusive part of the Capitol where members are able to privately interact with one another. Nunes made the claim on Hugh Hewitt's radio show. "I don’t trust the Department of Justice on this," said Hewitt, referring to the subpoenas the Justice Department to obtain the Associated Press's phone records. "Do you, Congressman Nunes?" "No, I absolutely do not, especially after this wiretapping incident, essentially, of the House of Representative. I don’t think people are focusing on the right...