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  • Senator Cruz saved our Republic

    02/13/2016 5:15:25 PM PST · by lonestar67 · 34 replies
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  • ANALYSIS: Justice Scalia: ‘His contributions to the law are incalculable’

    02/13/2016 4:33:28 PM PST · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 13, 2016 | David R. Sands
    NEWS ANALYSIS: Tom Goldstein, editor of the popular Scotusblog website that tracks the Supreme Court, called Justice Antonin Scalia a "historic figure, surely one of the most influential minds -- on and off the court -- of the last century." "His contributions to the law are incalculable," Mr. Goldstein wrote. "They substantially reframed discussions of constitutional, statutory and administrative law." With the high court balanced between a conservative bloc long led by Scalia and a group of four liberal judges, Mr. Goldstein said the question of a successor will prove a complicated one in the midst of a presidential election...
  • Vanity: Trump Must Take a Strong Stand On No Obama Appointee & No Senate Vote If He Does

    02/13/2016 4:10:18 PM PST · by Stayfree · 71 replies
    Self | February 13, 2016 | Stayfree
    God Bless Scalia-A true patriot,defender of the Constitution and defender of the American way. Trump has to be loud an clear...no Obama appointee and if he does NO SENATE VOTE!
  • Hillary Clinton, if president, could appoint 4 Supreme Court justices [11-12-15]

    02/13/2016 3:09:19 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 12, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    Hillary Clinton, if president, could appoint 4 Supreme Court justices By Dave Boyer - The Washington Times - Thursday, November 12, 2015 Conservatives unhappy with U.S. Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage and Obamacare heard a powerful argument Thursday for defeating Hillary Rodham Clinton: The next president could appoint as many as four justices. When the next president takes the oath of office in January 2017, three current justices will be at least 80 years old: conservative Antonin Scalia (80), swing voter Anthony M. Kennedy (80) and liberal Ruth Bader Ginsburg (83). Liberal Justice Stephen G. Breyer will be 78....
  • DHS Employee: Obama Admin Ordered Us To 'Scrub' Intelligence Of Muslims With Terror Ties

    02/13/2016 8:47:30 AM PST · by demkicker · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 12, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    So, in the era of fighting radical Islamic terrorism, the Obama administration reportedly told workers at the Department of Homeland Security to scrub the records of Muslims with terror ties; information that has been collected for years, according to Philip Haney. Haney broke his silence on the matter last week in The Hill, where he said that the president’s remarks that the intelligence community could not connect the dots post-underwear bomber in 2009 was infuriating since these actions would remove any chance at doing so. Haney had been a DHS employee for 15 years:
  • Russian PM declares 'new Cold War' at Munich

    02/13/2016 8:31:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 13 Feb 2016 11:29 GMT+01:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Saturday that strains between Russia and the West have plunged the world into a "new Cold War". With tensions high over the lingering Ukraine conflict and Russia's backing of the Syrian regime, Medvedev said: "All that's left is an unfriendly policy of NATO against Russia". "We can say it even more clearly: We have slid into a new period of Cold War," he said, speaking at the Munich Security Conference. "Almost every day we are accused of making new horrible threats either against NATO as a whole, against Europe or against the US or...
  • Roses Are Red Violets Are Blue. I’m Raising Money And Golfing Too

    02/13/2016 7:55:37 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-13-2016 | MOTUS
    Just another typical romantic Valentines Day for the Obama’s: Big Guy is in California golfing with the Hawaiian buddies: Ahead of the meeting, the president arrived in Palm Springs today at about noon and headed to the Porcupine Creek golf club in Rancho Mirage, where he played gof for about six hours with Punahou School friends Greg Orme, Bobby Titcomb and Mike Ramos. Obama is in the midst of a weeklong visit to California. He spent Thursday raising money for Democrats and was likely to spend the weekend playing golf before welcoming the Southeast Asian leaders. While Lady M is...
  • In Syria, Obama-backed "Rebels" Battle Obama-backed Militias

    02/13/2016 2:06:54 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 21 replies
    The New American ^ | 12 February 2016 | Alex Newman
    Further illustrating what would at least appear to be the incredible absurdity of what passes for U.S. government "foreign policy," Sunni jihadist "rebels" in Syria backed by al-Qaeda and the Obama administration have been battling against Shia militias that have also been backed by Obama. Both sides are fighting with American weapons, according to news reports. How much money U.S. taxpayers forked over to arm the two warring Islamic factions was not immediately clear. But the enormous human tragedy on the ground is getting worse quickly.The latest battle between feuding Obama-backed forces was first reported by the far-left Daily Beast,...
  • Bernie's Youth Brigade and China's Cultural Revolution

    02/12/2016 6:53:52 PM PST · by poconopundit · 31 replies
    Unknown Chinese Writer ^ | 2/12/2016 | PoconoPundit
    Youth has always been idealistic: a utopian and egalitarian society is very alluring to them. Trouble is, no matter how much we may dream about unicorns, we can never make them come to life. And the only way to deliver a utopian society is via a state-controlled tyranny that destroys personal liberty. Unfortunately, many young people fail to understand these facts. What's more, the professors in America's liberal arts colleges and universities have for decades fostered a climate that ridicules free-market principles and favors of socialist and wealth distribution doctrines. Bernie Sanders is tapping into this socialist stupidity and...
  • Former Obama intel official: Hillary Clinton should drop out

    02/12/2016 7:24:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | February 12, 2016 | Nicole Gaouette
    President Barack Obama's former top military intelligence official said Hillary Clinton should pull out of the presidential race while the FBI investigate her use of a private email server for official government communication while secretary of state. Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the retired chief of the Defense Intelligence Agency, made the call in an interview with Jake Tapper on "The Lead." "If it were me, I would have been out the door and probably in jail," said Flynn, who decried what he said was a "lack of accountability, frankly, in a person who should have been much more responsible in...
  • Obama Talks Income Inequality At $33k-per-Ticket Fundraiser

    02/12/2016 1:33:44 PM PST · by Iron Munro · 29 replies
    Townhall ^ | Feb 12, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Last night, President Obama held a fundraiser in the San Francisco Bay area, where he told presumably wealthy donors to be concerned about inequality and the wave of populism that's sweeping the nation. Oh, and did I forget to mention that one ticket to this event cost $33,400 (via the Hill): Obama has previously expressed surprise by the enthusiasm generated by Trump and Sanders. But he urged donors attending the $33,400-per-ticket fundraiser to understand that populist candidates in both parties are tapping into something real. "Despite all the progress we've made ... what is true is that people are anxious,”...
  • US, Cuba to sign agreement on restarting commercial flights

    02/12/2016 1:30:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 12, 2016 4:24 PM EST | Michael Weissenstein
    U.S. officials say the United States and Cuba will sign an agreement next week to restart commercial air traffic for the first time in five decades. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx flies to Havana on Tuesday to cement the deal. It will let U.S. airlines bid on routes for dozens of U.S.-Cuba flights per day. That's more than five times the current number of flights, all of which are charters. ...
  • 'Deafening silence:' Obama, 2016 Dems mum on recent police deaths

    02/12/2016 12:24:04 PM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 12, 2016 | Adam Shaw
    A Fargo police officer fatally shot responding to a routine domestic disturbance call. A 25-year police veteran killed while trying to serve a warrant outside Atlanta. These are just the latest tragedies of cops murdered while performing their sworn duty -- "to protect and serve." But while President Obama and the Democratic candidates vying to succeed him are putting America's police departments on trial in the court of public opinion in response to a rash of deadly police shootings, the murder of police officers on America's streets is being met with a "deafening silence." "I cannot recall any time in...
  • Obama recites love poem to wife on national television (Biggest FR BARF Alert EVER!)

    02/12/2016 11:09:01 AM PST · by PROCON · 47 replies
    AP ^ | Feb. 12, 2016 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    BURBANK, Calif. (AP) - Someone call the fire department. It's about to get hot at the White House. President Barack Obama, who is spending another Valentine's Day apart from his wife, Michelle, did the next best thing short of celebrating the lovers' holiday with her: On Friday's broadcast of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," the president recited a love poem he says he had planned to deliver to the first lady in person.
  • The Short of the Long of It - The Difference Between Socialism-Communism and Fascism

    02/12/2016 9:28:19 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 22 replies
    Freep | 2/12/2016 | CharlesOconnell
    Obama can be relied upon to support Clinton. The Red Dragon of Socialism-Communism errs on the side of top-political level state planning of industries beyond the technical compentencies of its state-terror/secret-police, it gets lost in ensuring the prerogatives of its party elites. Fascism (Gates, Buffett, Soros, Rockefeller, Ford, Roth Schild, Midas, Croesus, et. al...Koch Bros. are chump-changers), errs on the side of ruthless efficieny and economy of scale, reducing people to the status of machines, but Hitler was proof that even the Black Dragon eventually strays off its original mission to feather the beds of elites. A definition of...
  • Exclusive: U.S. Allies Now Fighting CIA-Backed Rebels

    02/12/2016 8:15:23 AM PST · by detective · 8 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 02.12.16 | Nancy Youseff
    Not long ago, U.S. jets and Shia militias worked together to battle ISIS. Today, those militias are trying to take down American proxies in Syria. Iraqi militias who once fought ISIS with U.S. help are now working with Russian and Iranian forces to crush American-backed rebels in the strategic Syrian city of Aleppo, two defense officials have told The Daily Beast.
  • Cops kill man after machete attack at Ohio deli

    02/12/2016 7:58:47 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 35 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 12, 2016
    Cops kill man after machete attack at Ohio deli Last Updated Feb 12, 2016 8:17 AM EST COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Police shot and killed a man who stormed into a central Ohio restaurant wielding a machete and randomly attacking people as they sat unsuspectingly at their dinner tables, authorities said. Four people were injured in the brutal attack Thursday evening at Nazareth Restaurant and Deli, a Mediterranean restaurant in Columbus. The victims were taken to an area hospital and were expected to recover. CBS News has learned that investigators have identified the suspected attacker as Mohammad Barry. CBS News homeland...
  • Obama budget busts the $4 trillion mark

    02/12/2016 7:32:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/12/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    While the rest of the world focused on the New Hampshire primary, the White House dropped a budget bomb. Congress will get a $4.1 trillion spending plan for FY2017 from Barack Obama, complete with a massive $2.8 trillion tax hike and a set of assumptions that boggles the imagination nearly as much as the topline spending number:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO “The budget that we're releasing today reflects my priorities and the priorities that I believe will help advance security and prosperity in America for many years to come,” Obama told reporters at the White House. “It adheres...
  • America's Energy Outlook Is Bright -- and Obama Hates

    02/12/2016 6:29:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/12/2016 | Jeffrey Folks
    In its annual outlook for energy report, ExxonMobil presents data that contradicts Obama's green energy utopianism. Who has the better track record of predicting the global energy future: Obama or a private company that actually produces the stuff? In its just published report, "The Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040," Exxon makes three key points. First, by 2040, global energy demand is predicted to rise by 25%. That demand must be met if living standards are to improve, and there are only three feasible ways of meeting it: fossil fuels, nuclear energy, and alternatives. The choice of energy...
  • The President causes heavy traffic delays as he dons his shades for a visit to LA and a chat [tr]

    02/12/2016 6:20:07 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 11, 2016 | Staff
    President Barack Obama may have made a super cool touch down in Los Angeles on Thursday, but Californians were cursing his visit as his motorcade caused traffic that was even worse than usual. Making a rare appearance in sunglasses, Obama stepped off Air Force One in a pair of suave shades, and was ferried straight from the airport to the Warner Bros. studios, where Ellen DeGeneres's show is filmed. The two pre-recorded the interview in the afternoon, which will air on Friday. It is the first time a sitting president has appeared on the day-time talk show. As Obama geared...
  • President Obama Faults a Guy on Radio for the Tone in Washington

    02/11/2016 3:22:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 11, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I mentioned earlier Obama's blaming me for the lack of a good tone in politics, blaming me for the lack of improvement in the good tone of politics. Well, he's worked hard, he's the president, he's the most powerful man in the world. I am holding him back. And I held back Bill Clinton, folks. The same thing. If it wouldn't have been for me, why, we'd be in so much better shape in this country. I'm just a guy on the radio. Audio sound bites. We'll do Obama first. Two bites, Springfield, Illinois, yesterday the Illinois...
  • While SecDef meets with anti-ISIS coalition, Obama’s recording Ellen and headlining 4 fundraisers

    02/11/2016 7:04:16 PM PST · by RightGeek · 23 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 2/11/2016 | Twitchy Staff
    The U.S. Secretary of Defense is in Belgium holding meetings with anti-ISIS coalition partners.With that totally under control, President Obama is doing his thing today: Mostly a fundraising day for Pres Obama in CA. Three for the DNC and one for the @dscc.ALso tapes appearance today on @TheEllenShow.— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) February 11, 2016 Today's Dem fundraisers are the first for Pres Obama in 2016. He did 35 fundraisers last year and 459 fundraisers since taking office.— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) February 11, 2016 The @dscc fundraiser is closed to press coverage, the 3 DNC events are pen & pad only,...
  • Michelle Obama Targets Military Food: ‘Don’t Worry, You’ll Be a Vegetable Guy Soon’

    02/11/2016 6:55:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 163 replies
    the blaze | 2/09/16 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Hold the mystery meat: Military mess halls soon will be serving more fruits, vegetables and low-fat dishes under the first program in 20 years to improve nutrition standards across the armed services. First lady Michelle Obama and Pentagon officials announced the effort Thursday during a visit to Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas, where the military has been experimenting with ways to improve the quality and variety of foods served on base. The first lady toured a gleaming cafeteria line, then announced the program in a dining hall filled with service members whose plates...
  • Live Thread Democrat Debate on PBS (keep your enemies close)

    02/11/2016 6:05:32 PM PST · by Yaelle · 264 replies
    PBS ^ | 02/11/16 | Self
    Anyone have strong enough stomach and information junkie brain to dare watch with me?
  • On the Run from Everyone

    02/11/2016 6:21:58 PM PST · by pboyington · 11 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | February 11, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    ISIS has us on the run… They know our air campaign is a joke. They know that their enemy, the great United States of America is afraid to bomb their oil tankers, afraid to bomb their headquarters, afraid to bomb their training camps and target their leaders because of concerns over environmental damage or collateral damage. They know they are fighting an enemy that is more concerned with organic foods, LED batteries, climate change and being gender neutral than destroying the most evil entity the world has seen since Nazi Germany. The Iranians have us on the run…and crying… The...
  • Supreme Court Keeps Coal Alive…For Now

    02/11/2016 3:23:42 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 12 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 11-02-2016 | BArny
    The coal mining industry is in trouble and the Supreme Court holds the industries fate in its hands. Coal has been suffering for years under the dual attack of environmentalists and low natural gas prices. Environmentalists have been pushing utility companies to stop using coal, while low natural gas prices have led many utilities to switch to that cleaner burning and now cheaper fuel as a power source. In an effort to please environmentalist supporters after his election to a second term, the Obama Administration put in place what might be a death sentence for coal mining east of the...
  • The Extraordinarily Complicated Successes of President Obama Def Com 5 - Barforama Alert!

    02/11/2016 1:09:00 PM PST · by McBuff · 12 replies
    The Week ^ | January 6 2016 | Paul Waldman
    When he was running for president in 2008, Barack Obama pointed to Ronald Reagan as a model for what kind of president he would like to be, not because he agreed with Reagan politically, but because Reagan "changed the trajectory of America in a way that, you know, Richard Nixon did not and in a way that Bill Clinton did not." We won't know about America's long-term trajectory after the Obama years for some time, but as he begins his last year in office, it's not too early to say that Obama will probably turn out to be one of...
  • Unaccompanied Alien Children Charged in Execution-Style Murder, Media Calls Them “Baby-Faced Boys

    02/11/2016 9:37:35 AM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 11, 2016
    It appears that the recent execution-style murder of a Massachusetts man was committed by two Central American teens that came to the U.S. as Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) under President Obama's open border free-for-all. Tens of thousands of illegal immigrant minors--mostly from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras--have entered the country through the Mexican border since the influx began in the summer of 2014 and the administration has relocated them nationwide. News reports indicate that the 17-year-olds charged in the gruesome Massachusetts killing entered the U.S. recently as UAC's and both have ties to MS-13, according to authorities cited by various...
  • PROGRESSIVE “THOUGHT-BLOCKERS”: INCOME INEQUALITY

    02/11/2016 8:41:53 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 2/10/2016 | Bruce Thornton
    An ideological construct that exploits envy and resentment for political advantage. Throughout this primary season, Hillary Clinton and self-proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders have both been flogging the “crisis” of “income inequality,” which is “at the center of their campaigns,” according to CNN. Both have scourged the “greed” of the “1%,” called for higher taxes on the “rich,” and promised to expand and multiply government programs to rectify this injustice. Yet like other slogans progressives rely on, the idea of “income inequality” is an ideological construct, a statistical artifact that exploits envy and resentment for political advantage. The first problem with...
  • What This New York Times Writer Got Wrong on Supreme Court Case Challenging Obama's

    02/11/2016 7:22:09 AM PST · by Cheerio · 3 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 10, 2016 | Elizabeth Slattery
    FULL TITLE - What This New York Times Writer Got Wrong on Supreme Court Case Challenging Obama’s Executive Actions In a recent New York Times op-ed, Linda Greenhouse takes the Supreme Court justices to task for the "startling" action of asking the Obama administration to address whether its deferred-action immigration program violates the Take Care Clause of the Constitution. The Take Care Clause is the president's duty to "take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed." And it has come to the forefront in the case brought by Texas and 25 other states challenging the Obama administration's attempt to give...
  • Cruz disciples take aim at Obama's immigration orders

    02/11/2016 6:52:33 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | February 11, 2016
    A pair of Texas litigators are following Cruz's lead as they gird for a Supreme Court battle this April. On the campaign trail, Ted Cruz has vowed to rescind President Barack Obama's controversial executive actions on immigration - but it's two of his former aides who could actually kill it. Scott Keller and Chip Roy - who served in top roles in Cruz's Senate office - are now litigators on behalf of Texas, leading the lawsuit against Obama's unilateral actions, which are at the cornerstone of the president's immigration legacy. The duo's positions also underscore Cruz's enduring influence and reach...
  • Extortion: Obama Race Nazis Shake Down Toyota For $22 Million

    02/11/2016 6:52:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    IBD ^ | 02/11/2016
    As Obama's consumer watchdog agency kneecaps yet another car lender for payola for Democrat constituents, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders pledge to double down on the monstrous abuses carried about by the agency. The five-year-old Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, now the single most powerful and least accountable federal agency in Washington, just put a $22 million hit on Toyota Motor Credit over more trumped-up racism charges. All told, the out-of-control agency has extracted more than $220 million from the auto finance industry, including major players Ally Bank, Honda and Fifth Third Bank. Several other lenders are under anti-bias investigation. The...
  • You Don't Know What Obama Said At The Mosque

    02/11/2016 2:57:21 AM PST · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | February 11, 2016 | Denis Prager
    If you seek to understand Barack Obama and his views, the best place to go is his speeches. But you have to read them in their entirety, not rely on hearing them or on the media’s summary of them. When you do, you realize how often what Obama says is morally and intellectually confused and even untrue.
  • US missile defense aid to Israel to cut sharply in 2017

    02/10/2016 10:41:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    INN ^ | 2/10/2016, 8:13 AM | Ari Yashar
    Pentagon documents released on Tuesday indicate that the 2017 budget requests of the US Defense Department include a total of $145.8 million for Israeli missile defense programs, a sharp drop in financial support amid a standoff over American military aid. The aid, meant for Israel's missile interceptor programs including the short-range Iron Dome, medium-range David's Sling and Arrow ballistic missile interceptor, includes far lower figures than those recorded the year before in 2016, reports Reuters. A total of $103.8 million for Israeli cooperative programs was listed in the 2017 budget request, in a serious cut from $267.7 million in 2016....
  • Crying Sailors, Climate Change and Draft our Daughters – Another Stellar Week for the Pentagon

    02/10/2016 8:44:22 PM PST · by pboyington · 27 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | February 10, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    It’s been another spectacular week for the Pentagon. From US Navy sailors crying in front of their Iranian captors to Pentagon climate change mandates and the Draft our Daughters bill proposed by Congressman Duncan Hunter, the US military is being tossed to and fro inside a White House snow globe. Our new best friend forever, Iran, released several pictures yesterday of an unidentified US Navy sailor bawling his head off like a overweight woman confessing her cookie eating disorder to Marie Osmond and Oprah. Seated next to the crying sailor was his commander, the Once and Future Chief of Naval...
  • US President Obama signs Africa electricity plan into law

    02/10/2016 6:18:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Today Ng ^ | February 9, 2016
    US President Barack Obama has signed into law an initiative aimed at bringing electricity to 50 million people in sub-Saharan Africa by 2020. The Electrify Africa Act of 2015 will give legal backing to Mr Obama's flagship Power Africa scheme, which is trying to improve access to electricity through public-private partnerships. It took nearly two years to be passed in both houses of the US Congress. About two-thirds of people in Africa do not have access to reliable power....
  • (Ivar Giaever) Nobel Prize Winner to Obama: You Are Wrong on Climate Change

    02/10/2016 5:23:30 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies
    The Huey Report ^ | February 9, 2016 | Craig Huey
    (Ivar Giaever) Nobel Prize Winner to Obama: You Are Wrong on Climate Change Surprising and Shocking! At a speech in Lindau, Germany, before scientists from 90 countries, Giaever disagreed with the President when Obama stated that "no challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change." The Nobel Laureate's response? "He is dead wrong!" Nobel Laureate Ivar Giaever told President Obama, whom he had endorsed for President in 2008, that he has it all wrong about climate change. It's not mankind's fault at all, but a normal process with little negative impact. The scientist cited statistics which showed...
  • Ignoring Obama, Iran upgrades its nuclear-capable Emad missile

    02/10/2016 5:00:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    INN ^ | 2/10/2016, 2:10 PM | Ari Yashar
    In open defiance of recent US sanctions on Iran's ballistic missile program, Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan on late Tuesday told local media that Tehran will soon be rolling out an upgrade of its nuclear-capable medium-range Emad missiles. The "next generation of Emad with improved precision" will be unveiled in the next Iranian year which starts on March 20, Dehghan said as cited by the semi-official Fars News Agency. Emad is said to have a 1,700 kilometer range, putting Israel and much of eastern Europe squarely in its sights. [...] In light of an Iranian Emad test on October 10,...
  • For Marco Rubio being right on Barack Obama was a Pyrrhic victory

    02/10/2016 3:47:18 PM PST · by Starman417 · 14 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-10-16 | Vince
    Marco Rubio's campaign seems to have crashed on the rocks because of his...shall we say somewhat repetitive use of the phrase "Obama knows what he's doing", but the truth is, he was 100% right. The reason that so many people scoff at the notion that Obama knows what he's doing is because the very notion of an American leader who seeks to destroy that which he leads is anathema to most rational Americans. And the truth is, Barack Obama doesn't seek to destroy the nation he leads, he seeks to "fundamentally transform" it. Splitting hairs you might say, but...
  • Obama Decries ‘Meanness’ in Politics Under His Administration

    02/10/2016 12:57:01 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies
    Obama Decries ‘Meanness’ in Politics Under His Administration David Rutz BY: February 10, 2016 3:05 pm President Obama decried the “meanness” in politics that had erupted under his administration during an address about bipartisanship to the Illinois General Assembly on Wednesday. “It’s been noted, often by pundits, that the tone of our politics hasn’t gotten better since I was inaugurated. In fact, it’s gotten worse,” Obama said. “That there’s still this yawning gap between the magnitude of our challenges and the smallness of our politics, which is why in my final State of the Union address and in the one...
  • Obama Will Seek $11 Billion for Homeless Families

    02/10/2016 12:11:27 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 8, 2016 | by NIKITA STEWART
    After making progress in reducing homelessness among veterans, the Obama administration is turning to the larger and more complicated challenge of homelessness among families with young children. In his 2017 budget, to be presented on Tuesday, President Obama will propose spending $11 billion over the next 10 years to fight family homelessness, a phenomenon that is closely linked to the dearth of affordable housing in New York and other big cities. Of that amount, $8.8 billion would go to housing vouchers and $2.2 billion to more short-term assistance. In addition to the $11 billion plan, Mr. Obama is proposing discretionary...
  • Obama's budget would stop reimbursing prisons for holding illegal immigrants

    02/10/2016 11:42:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 9, 2016 | by Matt Zapotosky
    Under President Obama's proposed budget for fiscal 2017, the Justice Department would abandon a program that reimburses state and local prisons for housing illegal immigrants convicted of crimes. The move to eliminate the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAPP) - which would save the Justice Department $210 million - is likely to face significant resistance in Congress and from local officials concerned about a loss of funding. The White House has moved in the past to trim or cancel the program, and each year, it has survived, said Jessica Vaughan, the director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration...
  • Congress Considering Safe Zone for Persecuted Christians, Yazidis in Iraq

    02/10/2016 11:07:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 9, 2016 | 5:37 PM EST | Jose R. Gonzalez
    Former Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) said that Congress is considering the creation of an autonomous region in Iraq to protect Christians and Yazidis from persecution by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and criticized the State Department's lack of involvement in the ongoing discussions. "There are discussions and there will be a resolution introduced in the House, I believe, to set up an into-the-plains, basically a protectorate, whereby Christians, Yazidis and other minorities [will be protected]," Wolf said at an event last week at the National Press Club in Washington. However, Nina Shea, director of the Hudson Institute's...
  • Obama celebrates presidency as it unravels

    02/10/2016 11:02:33 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 10, 2016 | by Dave Boyer
    As President Obama travels to Illinois Wednesday to celebrate the beginnings of his presidency, he's also watching his legacy erode before his very eyes. On the eve of the president’s nostalgic trip to Springfield, the Supreme Court dealt a stunning blow to his Clean Power Plan Tuesday night, ordering a stay of the EPA's regulation to cut carbon emissions. White House aides said they were surprised by the ruling and vowed to fight on in federal appeals court. The results of the New Hampshire primaries Tuesday night weren't exactly promising for a so-called third Obama term, either. In the Democratic...
  • Here’s Why Republicans Are Mocking Obama’s Final Budget Proposal

    02/10/2016 9:45:09 AM PST · by Cheerio · 27 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 09, 2016 | Philip Wegmann
    President Obama’s final budget proposal, which increases government spending by $4.15 trillion, got a chilly reception Tuesday in Congress. Many Republicans already are dismissing the spending plan outright. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., snarkily tweeted a survey asking what the mountain pictured on the cover of Obama’s budget proposal symbolized. Options: debt, regulations, taxes, or all of the above.
  • U.S. Blows $5.7 Bil on Cyber Defense System That Doesn’t Work (DHS)

    02/09/2016 3:18:31 PM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 9, 2016
    Reckless government spending is at full throttle with the example du jour a $5.7 billion cyber defense system created to protect computers at federal agencies against hackers. Despite its mind-boggling price tag the system is seriously flawed and uses features already available in much cheaper commercial-grade products, according to a federal probe made public recently. The problem, besides sticking it to taxpayers for the exorbitant cost, is that the multibillion-dollar system simply doesn't work. Nevertheless, the bloated agency handling this particular boondoggle, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), insists the program, National Cybersecurity Protection System (NCPS), is effective despite its...
  • Obama to release $4 trillion-plus budget for 2017

    02/09/2016 12:22:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 9, 2016 4:16 AM EST | Andrew Taylor and Martin Crutsinger
    President Barack Obama is releasing his eighth and final budget, a $4 trillion-plus document that's freighted with liberal policy initiatives and both new and familiar tax hikes -- all sent to a dismissive Republican-controlled Congress that simply wants to move on from his presidency. [...] It comes as the deficit, which had been falling over the duration of Obama's presidency, has begun to creep up. ...
  • The Ugly 'SNL' Joke You Missed While Chuckling at 'Bernie Sanderswitzky'

    02/09/2016 10:09:21 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Forward ^ | February 8, 2016 | J.J. Goldberg
    his one went by so fast that most of us seem to have missed it. This past weekend’s Saturday Night Live had not one but two Jewish jokes. One was moderately funny, notable mainly for the fact that it came from the mouth of Senator Bernie Sanders, during a back-and-forth with his doppelganger Larry David. The other, delivered by Weekend Update fake news co-anchor Michael Che, was far more pointed and may just have crossed a line. Here’s Che’s bit: “On his first visit to a U.S. mosque, President Obama called on U.S. television producers to create characters that are...
  • Revisiting TFP.org And Its Search for Culture Reflections On Women In Combat

    02/09/2016 8:51:16 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/09/16 | Jerry McConnell
    One can't help but wonder if the drastic and yes, insane order to assign females to duties requiring the karma of men in bloody actions not for the gentle make-up of females, will be a fatal decision for our military. Barack Obama, no Catholic lover; or even, Christian liker, bent on eliminating any form of Christianity from the almost 240-year-old established United States of America, positioned himself to effectively take a full quiver of arrows of divisiveness when just days before the highly sacred Christian day of celebration of the Birth of Jesus Christ, had his Secretary of Defense announce...
  • I Miss Barack Obama

    02/09/2016 8:17:07 AM PST · by Baynative · 58 replies
    NYT ^ | Feb 9, 2016 | David Brooks
    Hillary Clinton is constantly having to hold these defensive press conferences when she's trying to explain away some vaguely shady shortcut she's taken, or decision she has made, but Obama has not had to do that. He and his wife have not only displayed superior integrity themselves, they have mostly attracted and hired people with high personal standards. ~snip~ He's exuded this basic care and respect for the dignity of others time and time again. Let's put it this way: Imagine if Barack and Michelle Obama joined the board of a charity you're involved in. You'd be happy to have...