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  • Observers do nothing to help dying man in Chicago street

    04/21/2016 10:39:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 60 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 21, 2016 1:28 PM EDT
    Surveillance video shows more than a dozen people doing nothing to help a Chicago bartender as he is attacked, left unconscious on the street and accidentally run over by a taxi. Marques Gaines later died at a hospital. The family of 32-year-old Gaines has filed a wrongful death and negligence lawsuit against several businesses and taxi companies in his Feb. 7 death. …
  • The Plot to Take Down a Fox News Analyst

    03/02/2016 4:58:38 AM PST · by iowamark · 21 replies
    New York Times Magazine ^ | MARCH 1, 2016 | ALEX FRENCH
    For years, Wayne Simmons claimed to be a former C.I.A. operative. Then one ex-spook got suspicious. Kent Clizbe, a 55-year-old former C.I.A. officer and intelligence contractor, has cultivated a diverse set of interests in his later years. He loves bird watching and participates in his local Christmas Bird Count, an informal census organized by the Audubon Society. He has a patent on a device, the TimeOff, that prevents unattended-stove fires. But Clizbe’s true motivating force — a holdover, perhaps, from his decade with the agency — is an unrelenting compulsion to get to the bottom of things. He vets every...
  • Neil Cavuto’s Apology For Alleged CIA Fraudster Puts Pressure On Other Fox Hosts

    10/17/2015 7:36:48 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 37 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | October 17, 2015
    On Friday afternoon, Fox News host Neil Cavuto took the rather extraordinary step of delivering a lengthy apology over his show’s use of Wayne Simmons as a terrorism expert, after it was revealed that Simmons had been arrested for allegedly lying about his ties to the Central Intelligence Agency. Cavuto told viewers that “it has come to our attention that a frequent guest on this show might not have been who he purported to be”
  • Fox News "Terror Expert" Wayne Simmons Arrested for Lying About Career as CIA Officer

    10/17/2015 6:34:18 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 30 replies
    blacklistednews ^ | October 16, 2015 | Blacklistednews
    Wayne Simmons has been arrested after a federal grand jury indicted him on "charges of major fraud against the United States, wire fraud, and making false statements to the government," including allegedly falsely claiming he worked for the CIA. Simmons was a frequent and favorite guest on Fox News, and was one of the conservative media's purported experts on the 2012 Benghazi attacks. Simmons joined several prominent conservative activists and media figures in calling for the House to convene a Benghazi Select Committee.
  • Fox News Analyst Arrested for Lying About Working as a CIA Agent

    10/15/2015 10:46:48 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 94 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | October 16, 2015
    A Fox News guest terrorism analyst was arrested on Thursday after a grand jury indicted him on charges of falsely claiming to have been a CIA agent for decades, US prosecutors said. Wayne Simmons, 62, of Annapolis, Maryland, bogusly portrayed himself as an “Outside Paramilitary Special Operations Officer” for the Central Intelligence Agency from 1973 to 2000, the US Attorney’s Office for Virginia’s Eastern District said in a statement. Simmons allegedly tried to use that claim to get government security clearances and work as a defense contractor. At one point he was deployed overseas as an intelligence adviser to senior...
  • Chechen Bombers Linked to ‘Russia’s Bin Laden’?

    04/19/2013 10:56:40 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | Arpil 19, 2013 | Ryan Mauro
    The name of Chechen terrorist Doku Umarov may soon become a household name. In The Third Jihad, former CIA intelligence officer Wayne Simmons warned that the 2004 school massacre in Beslan, Russia by Umarov’s Islamist terrorist group is “a perfect example of exactly what will take place in this country.” That prediction was fulfilled with the bombings in Boston. The Boston bombers were 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his 19-year-old brother, Dzhokhar. Three other college-aged individuals were questioned during the manhunt for Dzhokhar. The brothers are originally from Chechnya but left in the early 1990s because of war with Russia....
  • Fmr. CIA Operative Wayne Simmons Outraged Obama Would Transfer Gitmo Detainees to Yemen (Fox video)

    01/01/2010 9:37:11 AM PST · by SonOfDarkSkies · 26 replies · 1,305+ views
    The pressure on Obama continues to build! Wayne Simmons says the “catch and release” policy of the administration has reduced CIA morale to a level he describes as “pathetic, low, horrible.” Here’s the Video Link
  • No political influence in Clinton email probe, Obama says

    04/10/2016 9:59:09 AM PDT · by bkopto · 29 replies
    WA Compost ^ | Apr 10, 2016 | Ann Gearan
    President Obama insisted Sunday that there will be no White House or political influence on the FBI or the Justice Department as they look into the security of the private email system Hillary Clinton used for government work when she was secretary of state. "I can guarantee that," Obama said in an interview with "Fox News Sunday." It was his first interview with the network in two years. Obama also defended his former secretary of state, even as he said that he had to be "careful" because of the ongoing investigation. He strongly suggested that the mishandled classified documents that...
  • Video: Huntington Beach officer plays hopscotch with homeless girl found living in car with mom

    03/31/2016 1:24:34 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 13 replies
    OC Register ^ | 3/31/2016 | Scott Schwebke
    HUNTINGTON BEACH – Who says police work can't sometimes be fun and games? Around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Huntington Beach police Officer Scott Marsh was on patrol when he spotted what he believed was a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot at Cross Park near the intersection of Graham Street and Edinger Avenue. There he discovered an unidentified woman and her 11-year-old daughter had been living out of their car, said Officer Jennifer Marlatt, spokeswoman for the Huntington Beach Police Department.
  • Stupid in America: Students Are So Bad, Professor Can’t Grade Them

    03/30/2016 2:45:04 PM PDT · by detective · 67 replies
    The New American ^ | 29 March 2016 | Selwyn Duke
    What does it say when in two days a teacher exhausts the ink in his red pen? Since a nation cannot be “ignorant and free," as Thomas Jefferson put it, it perhaps means we face a threat graver than the Red Menace. Apathetic or even hostile students, dumbed-down tests, often incompetent and ideologically driven teachers, Cracker Jack-box degrees, morally toxic curricula, revisionist history, the new math — education has collapsed in America. And one of the sincere educators, wandering amidst the rubble, recently provided a window into this academic apocalypse.
  • Ex-Israeli Ambassador: Obama Manufactured Crisis with Israel

    03/26/2016 5:06:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | March 25, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    I’ve been writing about this for a while. It’s good to see it being said openly. Especially now that Obama tried to fake yet another diplomatic crisis because of another manufactured Israeli “insult”. […]As an example of such a crisis, (Michael) Oren cites the infamous diplomatic dustup during Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to Israel in March 2010, calling it a “fabricated crisis” intentionally created by the Obama administration regarding a routine approval announcement for construction inside an established neighborhood in Jerusalem.Obama manufactures these crises, these “insults” by Israel to make him seem like the victim so that when he...
  • Isreal Ex-ambassador: Obama 'fabricated' diplomatic crises with Israel

    03/25/2016 6:09:17 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 7 replies
    Isreali News ^ | 3/25/16 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Last year, Kulanu MK and former Israeli Ambassador to the US Michael Oren received heavy criticism in some circles for his book Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide. With the release of the book’s Hebrew edition, Oren spoke to Arutz Sheva, discussing in depth the tensions between Israel and the Obama administration and the push back he received for the English edition. The book, which created controversy for what some considered an unfair portrayal of President Barack Obama, elicited rare public condemnations from senior officials, including former US special envoy to the Middle Easy Martin Indyk. “When I wrote...
  • In 2006, Obama wrote that Illegal Immigration HURTS ‘Blue-Collar Americans,’ and STRAINS Welfare...

    03/20/2016 2:14:22 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    FB ^ | 03/19/16
    SHOCK FLASHBACK: In 2006, Obama wrote that Illegal Immigration HURTS ‘Blue-Collar Americans,’ and STRAINS Welfare... Listen/read for yourself...https://www.facebook.com/numbersusa/videos/1079683218755039/      
  • Islamic Movement accuses Israel of 'Judaizing' al-Aqsa Mosque

    03/19/2016 5:06:02 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/3/16 | Dalit Halevi
    Kamil al-Khatib, the deputy head of the Islamic Movement in Israel, is accusing Arab officials of giving a green light to "Judaizing actions" around the al-Aqsa Mosque. He also says that the officials incite against the Islamic Movement in order to ban its activities and neutralize the group in its struggle. During an interview with the Hamas newspaper Falastin, Khatib expressed his wonder over the usefulness provided by Arab officials when "Rabbi Yehuda Glick walks around the al-Aqsa courtyard and provokes Muslims around the world?" He further claimed that "His [Glick's] settlers hold Talmudic ceremonies and settler weddings around the...
  • Hillary Clinton ‘loves’ the idea of appointing Obama to Supreme Court

    03/16/2016 7:45:45 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 31 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1-27-2016 | Kelly Riddell
    Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton said she “loves” the idea of appointing Barack Obama to the Supreme Court if she’s elected president. At a campaign event in Iowa Tuesday, Mrs. Clinton told the crowd the next president may have to appoint up to three Supreme Court justices. When one attendee mentioned Mr. Obama as a contender, she seemed excited by the recommendation.
  • WaPo: Three Pinocchios for declaring Senate’s “constitutional duty” to vote on Garland

    03/16/2016 3:50:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | March 16, 2016 | ED MORRISEY
    How often does someone get pre-emptive Pinocchios? Barack Obama got three of them today in his speech regarding the nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. Obama offered a pre-emptive argument of his own, accusing Republicans of “an abdication of their constitutional duty” if they refused to give Garland’s nomination a hearing and a floor vote: resident Obama: The Senate must fulfill constitutional duty At a time when our politics are so polarized, at a time when norms and customs of political rhetoric and courtesy and comity are so often treated like they’re disposable — this is precisely the...
  • WaPo: Obama Gets Three Pinocchios for declaring Senate’s “constitutional duty” to vote on Garland

    03/16/2016 3:43:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/16/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    How often does someone get pre-emptive Pinocchios? Barack Obama got three of them today in his speech regarding the nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. Obama offered a pre-emptive argument of his own, accusing Republicans of “an abdication of their constitutional duty” if they refused to give Garland’s nomination a hearing and a floor vote:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO At a time when our politics are so polarized, at a time when norms and customs of political rhetoric and courtesy and comity are so often treated like they’re disposable — this is precisely the time when...
  • Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland: Tough on Crime, but Soft on Guns?

    03/16/2016 11:41:04 AM PDT · by RC one · 10 replies
    Law Newz ^ | 9:03 am, March 16th, 2016 8 | by Ronn Blitzer
    Garland, currently the Chief Judge of the Washington, D.C. Court of Appeals, is viewed by some to be left-leaning on gun control. In a 2007 case, he voted to review a restrictive gun law that had previously been shot down. The law included a requirement for guns to be kept unloaded and disassembled, unless they were being kept at a place of business or were being used for legal recreational activities. Prohibiting people from having functioning guns for defense in their home was a critical issue. A U.S. District Court had ruled against the ban (and for the gun owner)....
  • GOP Split On Lame Duck Confirmation of Garland: 'You Can't Have It Both Ways'

    03/16/2016 11:22:43 AM PDT · by pilgrim · 50 replies
    talkingpointsmemo ^ | March 16, 2016 | Lauren Fox
    Not long after President Barack Obama announced that he was nominating Merrick Garland for the Supreme Court, former Senate Judiciary Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) began signaling that Garland would not be a terrible choice. And, if Hillary Clinton won the White House in November, Republicans may be open to accepting him in the lame duck session over a more liberal appointee down the line. Yet, that position undermines Republicans' central argument so far that their opposition to Obama's pick for the Supreme Court has nothing to do with the merits of Obama's nominee and is instead just about one...
  • Obama Posts NCAA Brackets Before SCOTUS Pick

    03/16/2016 11:21:17 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 61 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 16, 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    President Barack Obama revealed his 2016 NCAA basketball tournament brackets hours before revealing his choice to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.
  • These Are The Senate GOPers Willing To Meet With Obama's SCOTUS Pick

    03/16/2016 11:12:16 AM PDT · by pilgrim · 30 replies
    talkingpointsmemo ^ | March 16, 2016 | Katherine Krueger
    This post has been updated. Despite Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) flat-out rejecting Obama's Supreme Court nominee, a number of Republican senators said Wednesday that they would meet with Judge Merrick Garland. Brian Deese, a senior advisor to the President who led the White House's SCOTUS process, highlighted some Republicans' softening their earlier hard-line remarks in a call with reporters. "I am old enough to remember a few weeks ago when Republicans said uniformly they wouldn't even meet with our nominee," Deese said. "And just in the past hour since the President announced him in the Rose Garden, we've...
  • Obama Not Serious About SCOTUS Pick

    03/16/2016 11:07:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 16, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Nah, Obama doesn't even expect this judge to get a hearing. He's too old, folks. If Obama was serious about the pick, he'd have nominated somebody much younger that's gonna be on the court, I mean, decades. Merrick Garland is 63. He sounds like a nice guy. And you know the fix is in when we've got people telling us, "Hey, you know what? This guy could really satisfy a bunch of conservatives." Come on, folks, could we get real? You know, this is where it all starts to break down. I've been watching conservatives on TV,...
  • Senate GOPs Refuse to Budge on Obama's 'Bipartisan' SCOTUS Pick

    03/16/2016 10:49:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 16, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    Despite President Obama citing the bipartisan congressional support his Supreme Court pick received in the past, Senate Republicans vowed to remain firm on not moving nominee Merrick Garland forward. Garland, a Harvard Law grad and the chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit since 1997, stood by Obama's side in the Rose Garden today as the president detailed the judge's list of accomplishments. During the confirmation process to the D.C. Circuit, Obama noted, "he earned overwhelming bipartisan praise from senators and legal experts alike." "Republican Senator Orrin Hatch, who was then chairman...
  • 5 Facts You Need To Know About Merrick Garland

    03/16/2016 10:48:17 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 16, 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    On Wednesday, President Barack Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. Here are five quick facts you need to know about Garland.
  • GOP Supreme Court blockade showing early cracks

    03/16/2016 10:47:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | March 16, 2016 | Burgess Everett and Eliza Collins
    Majority Leader Mitch McConnell may be holding the line, but a handful of Senate Republicans say they would meet with Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland — a sign of emerging cracks in the brick wall the GOP has presented thus far. New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte, who’s facing a tough reelection fight, said that while she still opposes moving on a nomination ahead of the presidential race, she would take the time to explain her position to Garland. When the nomination was still conceptual, Ayotte had said she would not meet the nominee.
  • McConnell On Supreme Court Nomination

    03/16/2016 9:42:16 AM PDT · by pilgrim · 28 replies
    mcconnell.senate. ^ | March 16, 2016 | Mitch McConnell
    ‘The next justice could fundamentally alter the direction of the Supreme Court and have a profound impact on our country, so of course the American people should have a say in the Court’s direction…The American people may well elect a President who decides to nominate Judge Garland for Senate consideration. The next President may also nominate someone very different. Either way, our view is this: Give the people a voice in the filling of this vacancy.’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today following the President’s announcement of his...
  • McConnell: No hearing for Garland

    03/16/2016 9:27:01 AM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/16/16 | Harper Neidig
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday shot down the idea of Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland getting a hearing. McConnell insisted in a floor speech that vacancy should be filled by the next president. ADVERTISEMENT “The next justice could fundamentally alter the direction of the Supreme Court and have a profound impact on our country, so of course the American people should have a say in the Court’s direction," he said.
  • Merricck Garland was Jamie Gorelick's principle Deputy

    03/16/2016 9:25:02 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 55 replies
    Merrick Garland born and raised in Obama's Chicago Harvard Law ScoolJamie Gorelick's principal deputy In 1993, Garland joined the new Clinton administration as deputy assistant attorney general in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. The following year, then-Deputy Attorney General Jamie Gorelick—a key mentor of Garland's—asked Garland to be her principal deputy.
  • Poll: Should GOP senators oppose Merrick Garland's nomination? Duh?

    03/16/2016 9:09:02 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 30 replies
  • Obama Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland has ‘very liberal view of gun rights’

    03/16/2016 9:03:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 03/16/2016 | Dave Boyer
    The conservative Judicial Crisis Network, which plans to spend at least $2 million on an advertising campaign to oppose Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination, says the nominee “has a very liberal view of gun rights.” JCN chief counsel Carrie Severino said in a blog post that Judge Merrick’s record on the bench since 1997 “leads to the conclusion that he would vote to reverse one of Justice Scalia’s most important opinions, D.C. vs. Heller, which affirmed that the Second Amendment confers an individual right to keep and bear arms.” In 2007, a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit ruled against the...
  • Prediction: Merrick Garland will be confirmed to the SCOTUS — eventually

    03/16/2016 8:49:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/16/2016 | AllahPundit
    Crafty of O to wait until the morning after Trump’s backbreaking wins last night to stick McConnell with this. Now Senate Republicans will face maximum pressure from both sides. If they cave and decide to give Garland a hearing after all, Republican voters who are still cool to Trump might decide to vote for him in a burst of “burn it all down” rage. A betrayal here hands Trump the nomination — assuming there’s any doubt that he’s already on track to win it. If, on the other hand, McConnell stands firm, he’s blowing an opportunity to confirm a...
  • Mike Lee Confirms Again: Judiciary Committee Will Not Hold Hearings For Obama's SCOTUS Nominee

    03/16/2016 8:33:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 16, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    resident Obama has nominated Federal Appeals Judge Merrick Garland to replace late Justice Antonin Scalia. Utah Republican Senator Mike Lee, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, is reconfirming the Committee's decision to deny any nominee confirmation hearings. “The president has full and complete power to nominate individuals to the Supreme Court, as he will reportedly do later today,” Lee said in a statement. “But the Constitution also gives the Senate the full and complete power to reject or confirm the nominee,” Lee continued. “It’s as simple as that. In light of the contentious presidential election already well underway, my...
  • Mike Lee Endorses Ted Cruz

    03/10/2016 4:12:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | March 10, 2016 | McKay Coppins and Rosie Gray
    MIAMI -- Utah Sen. Mike Lee endorsed Ted Cruz for president on Thursday afternoon. "It's time, my fellow Americans, to expect more. It's time to expect freedom," Lee said at the University of Miami. "It's time to elect Ted Cruz as the next president of the United States." Two sources told BuzzFeed News earlier on Thursday of Lee's plans to endorse Cruz. The Lee endorsement comes on the heels of Carly Fiorina's unexpected endorsement of Cruz on Wednesday. Both of these endorsements were rolled out in Miami, the home turf of Cruz's rival Marco Rubio, whose campaign is struggling ahead...
  • The “Moderates” Are Not So Moderate: Merrick Garland

    03/16/2016 8:22:59 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | March 11, 2016 | Carrie Severino
    But Garland has a long record, and, among other things, it leads to the conclusion that he would vote to reverse one of Justice Scalia’s most important opinions, D.C. vs. Heller, which affirmed that the Second Amendment confers an individual right to keep and bear arms.
  • It's Official: Obama nominates Merrick Garland to U.S. Supreme Court

    03/16/2016 8:20:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    AJC ^ | 03/16/2016
    President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced his nomination of federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court position left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia a month ago. Obama spoke Wednesday morning in the White House Rose Garden. "This is not a responsibility that I take lightly," he said, adding that he spoke with a wide group of people ranging from advocacy groups to the Senate Judiciary Committee in his search for a new justice. He said Garland is well-known in Democratic and Republican circles for his "decency, honesty, integrity (and) even-handedness." "He's shown a...
  • REPORT: Obama set to nominate staunch anti-gun judge, Merrick Garland, to SCOTUS

    03/16/2016 8:17:51 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/16/16 | Robert Laurie
    Garland is no fan of the D.C. vs. Heller decision: Justice Scalia's death made gun control the most important single issue of the 2016 election “No one wants to take your guns away.” That’s been the Obama administration claim since day one. Of course, it was an outright lie. These people would love nothing more than to do away with the 2nd Amendment - and, with the death of Antonin Scalia, they finally have their chance. According to the AP, sometime this afternoon Barack Obama will nominate appeals court judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. He’ll present Garland as...
  • The Potential Nomination of Merrick Garland (flashback)

    03/16/2016 8:07:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    scotusblog.com ^ | 3/16/16 | Tom Goldstein
    After graduating with honors from Harvard University and Harvard Law School, D.C. Circuit Judge Merrick Garland clerked for Judge Henry Friendly on the Second Circuit and then for Justice William Brennan. Garland has spent most of his career in public service, much like Justice Samuel Alito. Both served as Assistant United States Attorneys and as high-level aides to Attorneys General. If nominated and confirmed to the Court, Garland would be the third sitting justice with prosecutorial experience (joining Justices Alito and Sotomayor). But while Alito remained in government, Garland's career also included several years in private practice at Arnold &...
  • Democrats to link court vacancy to late-term abortion bill

    03/16/2016 8:05:28 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    politico.com ^ | March 16, 2016 | By Seung Min Kim
    Senate Democrats are trying to turn the GOP’s refusal to move on the Supreme Court vacancy into the latest episode of the “war on women.” Led by some of their most senior female members, Senate Democrats will take to the floor Tuesday to launch a new messaging offensive that ties the battle over replacing Justice Antonin Scalia to a GOP-led hearing on late-term abortions scheduled to occur later Tuesday. The new tactic, led by Washington Sen. Patty Murray, the sole woman in Democratic leadership, is an attempt to galvanize women in the Supreme Court vacancy fight, particularly as the high...
  • BREAKING: Obama to Appoint Federal Appeals Judge Merrick Garland To Supreme Court to Replace Scalia

    03/16/2016 7:34:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 70 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 16, 2016 | Katie Kieffer
    Editor's note: A previous version of this story stated President Obama will appoint Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. That is incorrect. President Obama will nominate Garland for the position. According to a report in POLITICO, President Obama will nominate Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court as a replacement for late Justice Antonin Scalia, who died last month. Obama will make the announcement from the Rose Garden at 11 a.m. eastern.  Merrick Garland was on short list for SCOTUS twice before. Highly-regarded judge and prosecutor, who's won bipartisan plaudits.— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) March 16, 2016 In an email announcement sent...
  • Obama to Announce SCOTUS Pick UPDATED: It's Merrick Garland

    03/16/2016 7:34:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 3/16/2016 | Liz Sheld
    Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) has been targeted and assaulted by vicious and hateful attacks from the Democrats and their flying monkeys.
  • Congressional sources: Obama to nominate Merrick Garland

    03/16/2016 7:19:24 AM PDT · by pilgrim · 54 replies
    ap ^ | March 16, 2016 | KATHLEEN HENNESSEY and MARY CLARE JALONICK
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama will nominate federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, congressional sources said Wednesday. The pick sets up a confrontation with Republicans who say they will refuse to consider his nomination in an election year. Garland, 63, is the chief judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, a court whose influence over federal policy and national security matters has made it a proving ground for potential Supreme Court justices. He would replace conservative, Justice Antonin Scalia, who died unexpectedly last month, leaving behind a bitter...
  • President Obama has chosen Merrick Garland to replace Supreme Court Justice Scalia

    03/16/2016 7:04:20 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 88 replies
    CNN.com ^ | March 16 2016
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  • Obama: ‘I’ve made my decision’ on Supreme Court nominee (Will announce 11 AM in Rose Garden)

    03/16/2016 5:31:25 AM PDT · by Strac6 · 78 replies
    President Barack Obama said Wednesday he will reveal his Supreme Court nominee to fill the vacancy of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, expecting to choose from a small circle of federal appeals court judges. “I’ve made my decision,” Obama said in an email to supporters early Wednesday. Obama planned to introduce his pick at a Rose Garden ceremony, setting up a showdown with Senate Republicans who have told the White House not to bother filling the vacancy in an election year. In his email, Obama did not identify his choice to replace the Scalia on the nine-member court. But the...
  • Obama Opposes New Pro-Israel Measures, Will Not Follow Provisions to Help Jewish State

    02/25/2016 10:51:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 2/15/16 | Adam Kredo
    President Barack Obama has announced in a rare statement that he will not follow newly passed measures aimed at boosting the Israeli economy and strengthening ties between the United States and the Jewish state, according to a statement issued by the president. Obama stated that while he would sign the new trade resolution, portions of which focus on combatting economic boycotts of Israel, he would not enforce certain pro-Israel provisions that order the United States to stop partnering with countries that support the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, or BDS, which aims to isolate Israel. The president’s rejection of these...
  • Time to Seriously Boycott Fox TV? Lucifer, Exorcist Episodes Celebrate Satan. No Longer a Joke

    01/24/2016 3:35:15 PM PST · by Be Careful · 100 replies
    Celebrating Satan? While Homeschool w/ no TV really is the answer for our kids, we need to push back as hard as we can on Fox. Ideas beyond the obvious of just tuning out?
  • The State of the Nation: A Dictatorship Without Tears

    01/13/2016 8:56:06 AM PST · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | January 11, 2016 | John W. Whitehead
    “There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution.”—Aldous Huxley There’s a man who contacts me several times a week to disagree with my assessments of the...
  • Golden Hammer: Feds Spending Millions to Arm Agencies that Don't Need Guns (EPA, FDA, VA, etc.)

    01/09/2016 4:01:44 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, January 7, 2016 | Kellan Howell
    <p>As the U.S. engages in a national debate over the militarization of the police, federal data shows that government agencies charged with largely administrative roles are spending tens of millions of taxpayer dollars to purchase SWAT and military-style equipment.</p> <p>Since FY 2006, 44 traditionally administrative agencies have spent over $71 million on items like body armor, riot helmets and shields, cannon launchers and police firearms and ammunition, according to federal spending data from watchdog group OpenTheBooks.com.</p>
  • Congress Sends Obamacare Repeal to President for First Time

    01/06/2016 4:33:14 PM PST · by catnipman · 107 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | 1/6/16 | Alex Moe
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    The official and public indifference to the continued persecution and murder of Christians in the Middle East is a scandal of enormous proportions. Only a few Internet websites are devoted to the rescue of persecuted Christians. The media, like the president, is blind to outrage. Expressions of concern by the leaders of the West are few. The fact is that Christians face more persecution, in more countries, than any other religious group.U.S. Christian sources estimate that 180 Christians are killed in 60 countries monthly merely for their faith. Many of these are in maniacal environments, such as in North Korea....
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