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  • Another Snub Heard Around the World

    01/26/2015 5:44:29 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 12 replies
    Tea Party Digest ^ | 1/25/2015 | Diane Sori
    In this time of challenge, I am asking the Prime Minister to address Congress on the grave threats radical Islam and Iran pose to our security and way of life…” – House Majority Leader John Boehner on his inviting Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before Congress Well it seems hell has just frozen over a bit as the impossible seems to have happened…John Boehner appears to be growing a spine and it took a State of the Union Address with pages right out of the Iranian playbook to do it. Inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu…the world’s last great statesman…to speak...
  • Visiting US, (Israeli) President Rivlin says he won’t meet Obama

    01/25/2015 3:59:05 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 19 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | January 25, 2015 | Times of Israel staff
    Rivlin is in New York to address the official Holocaust commemorations of the United Nations. His schedule includes meetings with African-American leaders and others. According to unsourced Israeli media reports, the White House invited Rivlin to a summit meeting with Obama in Washington. Israeli media outlets, including Channel 10 and the Ynet news site, have suggested the White House invitation was meant to embarrass Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was not invited to meet with Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry during his stay in Washington to address both houses of Congress in early March. Netanyahu was invited to...
  • 'There appear to be no rules anymore.' What Boehner's invitation to Netanyahu says about DC mess.

    01/25/2015 12:26:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 25, 2015 | David Rogers
    Soon after becoming House Speaker in 2011, Republican John Boehner started running the traps on inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to a joint meeting of Congress. But when Barry Jackson, then Boehner’s chief-of-staff, checked with President Barack Obama’s top advisers, Jackson said he was left waiting a month only to get no response. Ultimately the Netanyahu speech went ahead in May but soon after Jackson faced the opposite problem: the White House had promised South Korea’s leadership an appearance before Congress, he said, without checking first with the speaker. None of these slights justify what seems like...
  • What Bibi's 'Surprise' Visit Really Means

    01/25/2015 9:34:35 AM PST · by servo1969 · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1-25-2015 | Ayal Feinberg
    The reporting on the latest Obama-Netanyahu tiff has failed to explore a decisive geopolitical likelihood: Israel has calculated that Iran absolutely will not develop nuclear weapons during the remainder of the Obama administration. For those who closely follow the relationship between Israel and the United States, specifically the tumultuous rapport between Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu and President Barack Obama, it was assumed that the “chickensh*t” fiasco this past October was the climax of the Obama administration’s frustrations with Netanyahu. This assumption was obliterated however when Netanyahu accepted an invitation this week from Speaker John Boehner to address a joint session...
  • Pelosi's Syriana Versus Boehner's Bibi Invitation

    01/25/2015 7:23:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    "I don't believe I'm poking anyone in the eye," House Speaker John Boehner asserted Wednesday. That was after His Speakership told the media that he had invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before a joint session of Congress about "the grave threats radical Islam and Iran pose to our security and way of life." Of course it was a poke in the eye. Boehner admitted he did not consult with the White House before inviting Bibi. Netanyahu wants Congress to threaten tougher sanctions against Tehran. During his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Barack Obama warned Congress...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 25 January 2015

    01/25/2015 4:27:49 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 134 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 25 January 2015 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows January 25th, 2015 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): McDonough; former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark. FACE THE NATION (CBS): McDonough; Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.THIS WEEK (ABC): McDonough; Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): McDonough; former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa.; Reps. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill, Adam Schiff, D-Calif, and Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz.; former Gov. Jon Huntsman, R-Utah.
  • World War II vet works to convince the IRS that he's not dead

    01/23/2015 4:39:40 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | January 23, 2015 | By Lori Kurtzman
    iegfried Meinstein discovered that he was dead in April. He seems to be handling the news well. “It isn’t really a problem in my daily life,” he said, sitting at a table in his Upper Arlington assisted-living facility. “Everybody accepts my money.” This probably requires a little more explanation, so here it is: The Internal Revenue Service thinks 94-year-old Meinstein bought the farm, bit the big one, took a permanent vacation. And despite his family’s best efforts, the IRS hasn’t changed its mind. “If they keep insisting, what is it you say?” Ron Meinstein asked his dad. “‘Eventually, they’ll be...
  • Harvard prof embroiled in Chinese food bill flap wants retraction from Globe site

    01/23/2015 11:17:07 AM PST · by pabianice · 19 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 1/23/15 | Boss
    The Harvard professor accused by the Boston Globe’s Boston.com of sending a racist email to a Chinese restaurant in a dispute over a food bill says “good journalistic practices” dictate that the website should officially retract the story. Harvard Business School professor Ben Edelman said then-deputy editor Hilary Sargent, demoted after the website said it could not verify that Edelman had written the racist email, never contacted him before posting the story. “My sense is that good journalistic practices would call for both a retraction and an admission that they didn’t follow the procedures understood to be appropriate — for...
  • Iran, Obama, Boehner and Netanyahu

    01/23/2015 5:13:43 AM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1-22-15 | Carolyn Glick
    The role of an Israeli leader is to adopt the policies that protect Israel, even when they are unpopular at the White House Iran has apparently produced an intercontinental ballistic missile whose range far exceeds the distance between Iran and Israel, and between Iran and Europe. On Wednesday night, Channel 2 showed satellite imagery taken by Israel’s Eros-B satellite that was launched last April. The imagery showed new missile-related sites that Iran recently constructed just outside Tehran. One facility is a missile launch site, capable of sending a rocket into space or of firing an ICBM. On the launch pad...
  • Fury in Israel Over Obama's Mossad 'Lies'

    01/22/2015 11:36:12 AM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies
    inn ^ | 1/22/15 | Gil Ronen
    A senior Israeli official delivered an uncommonly harsh attack on US President Barack Obama's administration Thursday evening, following the American report that alleged that Mossad Head Tamir Pardo had warned US senators against further Iran sanctions, in contradiction of Israel's official stance. "The fraudulent claims against the Mossad Head were raised by the Americans yesterday, despite a message that had been transmitted to them on Tuesday by Intelligence Minister [Yuval] Steintz,” the senior Israeli source told Channel 2 news. He added that Israel had gone over the minutes of the meeting between Pardo and the delegation of senators, and that...
  • WH: Obama won't meet with Israeli leader (to avoid appearance of influencing an election)

    01/22/2015 11:50:33 AM PST · by maggief · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 22, 2015 | Justin Sink
    President Obama will not meet with Benjamin Netanyahu during the Israeli prime minister’s visit to the United States in March, a White House official said Thursday. "As a matter of long-standing practice and principle, we do not see heads of state or candidates in close proximity to their elections, so as to avoid the appearance of influencing a democratic election in a foreign country," National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan said in a statement. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) had originally invited Netanyahu to speak early next month, but the Israeli leader asked to push back the address to coincide with...
  • Petty: President Refuses to Meet with Netanyahu During US Visit (Just like in September 2012)

    01/22/2015 11:28:09 AM PST · by Dave346 · 13 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | January 22, 2015 12:25 pm
    <p>President Barack Obama will not meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he travels to Washington in March, the White House said Thursday, one day after being caught off-guard by Republicans' invitation for the Israeli leader to address a joint session of Congress.</p>
  • Pelosi slams Netanyahu invite

    01/22/2015 9:16:13 AM PST · by maggief · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 22, 2015 | Mike Lillis
    Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) surprise invitation to have Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu address Congress was "inappropriate," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi charged Thursday The California Democrat said that, not only did Boehner break congressional protocol by not consulting with Democratic leaders about the invitation, but the timing of the speech — coming just a few weeks ahead of Israel's contentious national elections — hints that politics are at play. "It's out of the ordinary that the Speaker would decide that he would be inviting people to a joint session without any bipartisan consultation," Pelosi said Thursday during her weekly...
  • Boehner and Bibi blindside Barack

    01/22/2015 6:43:36 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 33 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 1/22/15 | Thomas Lifson
    Boehner and Bibi blindside Barack There is a heaping helping of poetic justice in Speaker Boehner’s invitation to Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress on Iran sanctions. Just a week ago, the president stood alongside British PM David Cameron as he confessed to lobbying Senators on Iran sanctions, not uttering a peep about any impropriety in a foreign head of government interfering in domestic politics. Of course, that didn’t stop press secretary Josh Earnest, who will say anything, from protesting: Press secretary Josh Earnest said Wednesday afternoon that Boehner's invitation is a breach of normal diplomatic protocol. Typically,...
  • President No Comes Into His Own - Showing respect for one’s enemies — unless they be Republicans

    01/22/2015 12:19:05 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 22, 2015 | Jeffrey Lord
    Call him President No. He doesn’t want to cut taxes. He will veto any attempt to overturn the mess of Obamacare. He is adamant about opposing anyone who wants to undoing his executive order on amnesty, or his sudden turnabout of U.S. policy on Cuba. He won’t say yes to the Keystone XL pipeline. And hell will freeze over before he utters the words “radical Islamic terrorism.” Now the White House is furious that Speaker John Boehner has issued a February 11th invitation for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress, this just hours after the president made it...
  • Freep this poll

    01/22/2015 6:42:01 AM PST · by bfkirk · 5 replies
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | January 22, 2015 | Plain Dealer Business Staff
    President Obama during his State of the Union address Tuesday night used the words "economy," "jobs" and "family" most often. When talking about the economy, the President laid out steps to aid moderate-income Americans to a skeptical Congress. In our adjacent poll, tell us what you think is the most important step to addressing income inequality in America.
  • Boehner Invites Netanyahu to Address Joint Session of Congress on Iran

    01/21/2015 8:50:30 AM PST · by AU72 · 14 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January, 21, 2015 | Aaron Goldstein
    House Speaker John Boehner has issued an invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to a joint session of Congress on February 11th concerning Iran. Boehner issued the invitation in response to President Obama's threat to veto further sanctions against Iran.
  • Boehner invites Israeli leader, Netanyahu to address Congress on Iran

    01/21/2015 1:00:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    AP ^ | 01/21/2015 | By DONNA CASSATA
    Rebuffing President Barack Obama on Iran, House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday he had invited Israel's prime minister to address a joint meeting of Congress next month about the threats from Tehran and radical Islam. The Republican leader released a letter extending the invitation to Benjamin Netanyahu for Feb. 11. Boehner also told a private meeting of GOP lawmakers that Congress would proceed on new penalties against Iran despite Obama's warning that any legislation would scuttle diplomatic negotiations over the country's nuclear program. "You may have seen that on Friday, the president warned us not to move ahead with sanctions...
  • Boehner rolls out welcome mat to Netanyahu for Iran speech; Update:

    01/21/2015 4:54:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 21, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    Last night, Barack Obama threatened to veto any new sanctions on Iran that the newly-Republican majority might pass as a way to pressure Tehran to stop its nuclear program. Obama lectured Congress on his successes in “halt[ing] the progress of its nuclear program and reduc[ing] its stockpile of nuclear material,” and warned that Congressional action would isolate the US from its allies: There are no guarantees that negotiations will succeed, and I keep all options on the table to prevent a nuclear Iran. But new sanctions passed by this Congress, at this moment in time, will all but guarantee that...
  • Boehner, White House Clash Over Netanyahu Invite

    01/21/2015 10:52:00 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 28 replies
    nationaljournal.com ^ | January 21, 2015 | Marina Koren
    + (Win McNamee/Getty Images)) January 21, 2015 President Obama warned Congress Tuesday night that he would veto any new sanctions legislation on Iran, saying it would derail U.S. negotiations in the Middle East. But John Boehner isn't ready to sit out the battle over Iran's nuclear program. "[Obama's] exact message to us was: 'Hold your fire.' He expects us to stand idly by and do nothing while he cuts a bad deal with Iran. Two words: 'Hell no!'" the House speaker said during his weekly press briefing on Wednesday. "We're going to do no such thing."
  • Active Shooter Situation at Ohio University-Southern

    01/21/2015 2:24:51 PM PST · by kristinn · 16 replies
    WSAZ ^ | Wednesday, January 21, 2015
    IRONTON, Ohio (WSAZ) - WSAZ is tracking a breaking news alert out of Ironton, where we are told law enforcement is on the scene of an active shooter situation at Ohio University - Southern. A member of the faculty at Ohio University - Southern said there is a confirmed active shooter and the school is on lockdown.
  • White House: Netanyahu Visit a ‘Departure from Protocol’ (well done, Mr. Speaker!!)

    01/21/2015 11:15:01 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 82 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/21/15 | Charlie Spiering
    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest reacted to the news that House Speaker John Boehner had invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to a joint session of Congress, calling it a “departure from protocol.” “The typical protocol would suggest that the leader of a country would contact the leader of another country when he is traveling there and that’s certainly is how President Obama’s trips are planned when we travel overseas,” he said. “This particular event seems to be a departure from that protocol.” Netanyahu’s visit was announced earlier this morning after Obama’s State of the Union address....
  • White House: Boehner Invite to Netanyahu Breach of Protocol

    01/21/2015 9:21:52 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 63 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 21, 2015
    ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE — The White House says House Speaker John Boehner's invitation for Israel's prime minister to come to Washington is a breach of normal diplomatic protocol. President Barack Obama's press secretary, Josh Earnest, says the White House has not heard from Israelis about whether Benjamin Netanyahu plans to speak to Congress Feb. 11. Earnest says they are reserving judgment about the invitation until they've had a chance to speak to the Israelis about what Netanyahu might say.
  • Boehner’s revenge may be served cold

    01/21/2015 5:19:37 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 27 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 1/21/15 | Scott Wong
    Speaker John Boehner is showing mercy to his foes — but that doesn’t mean he’s ready to forgive and forget. The Ohio Republican so far has chosen not to exact revenge against most of the roughly two dozen Tea Party Republicans who tried to overthrow him earlier this month. snip Working with committee chairmen, Boehner could cut off their ability to travel abroad on congressional trips. His loyalists could also skip defectors when it comes to deciding who gets to sponsor legislation moving in the House. The Speaker can also turn off the spigot of donations that flow from his...
  • Cincinnati bridge collapse: 1 dead, 1 hurt after Ohio bridge collapses

    01/20/2015 6:13:56 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 58 replies
    abc15.com ^ | January 19, 2015
    CINCINNATI, OHIO - Hours after an Ohio interstate overpass undergoing demolition collapsed, killing one person and injuring another, commuter traffic was slow around the Cincinnati region early Tuesday, particularly on other main arteries into the city. Cincinnati Police Chief Jeff Blackwell late Monday urged commuters to plan ahead and said drivers should stay away from the collapsed overpass north of downtown Cincinnati and leave with plenty of time to get to work. Authorities say a construction worker was killed and a tractor-trailer driver injured when the Interstate 75 overpass collapsed about 10:30 p.m. Monday. Blackwell called it a workplace accident,...
  • Suit: Stop law shielding lethal injection drugmakers’ names

    01/19/2015 9:27:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 19, 2015 4:19 PM EST | Lisa Cornwell
    Four death row inmates who are suing Ohio officials over a new state law that shields the names of companies providing lethal injection drugs want a federal court to prevent the law from taking effect in March. Attorneys for the inmates filed the motion Monday in U.S. District Court in Columbus. They want the court to stop the provisions that they say violate the right of free speech from taking effect, pending a trial on the lawsuit. […] Supporters of the new law have said that shielding the names of companies that provide lethal injection drugs is necessary to protect...
  • Teacher convicted of showing high school class violent movie

    01/18/2015 4:41:53 AM PST · by Mozilla · 26 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 1-16-15 | AP/Yahoo
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former substitute teacher who showed a movie featuring graphic sex and violence to a high school class has been convicted of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles. Sheila Kearns showed the film, "The ABCs of Death," during five periods of a Spanish class at East High School in Columbus in April 2013, prosecutors said. The movie consists of 26 chapters, each depicting some form of grisly death and representing a letter of the alphabet, such as "E is for Exterminate," ''O is for Orgasm" and "T is for Toilet." A jury convicted Kearns of four felony...
  • Stop Radical Ohio Terror!

    01/16/2015 2:38:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2015 | John Ransom
    While dozens of Islamic terrorists are being arrested across Europe in an unprecedented crack down on radical Islamic ideology, it’s comforting to know that here in the United States we don’t have a problem with radical Islamic terrorism. Oh sure, there is workplace violence and such. And terror plots… BUT these have nothing to do with the Prophet Mohammed, we now know. But that doesn’t mean we aren’t out of the woods yet. There is something even more sinister out there. Radical. Ohio. Terror. Yes. You may have read the headline, or seen the movie: Ohio man accused in Capitol...
  • Unemployed Ohio man allegedly planned bomb-and-shoot attack on U.S. Capitol

    01/15/2015 10:36:43 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated Jan 15, 2015 | By Ben Brumfield, Pamela Brown and Dana Ford, CNN
    (CNN) For months, 20-year-old Christopher Lee Cornell had been on the FBI's radar. Authorities said he left alarming posts on social media, talking about violent jihad. On Wednesday, agents arrested the Cincinnati, Ohio, man before he could put his alleged plot into action. Authorities say Cornell, who ostensibly tweeted under the name Raheel Mahrus Ubaydah, hatched a simple scheme. It was similar to the Paris attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo, but at a key location -- the U.S. Capitol, said a criminal complaint filed by an FBI agent. The plan: Set off pipe bombs to put lawmakers and...
  • Ohio Muslim convert, 20, arrested for plotting ISIS-inspired pipe-bomb attack on the US Capitol

    01/14/2015 8:24:48 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 14 replies
    The FBI today arrested a 20-year-old Ohio man for allegedly plotting to carry out a terrorist attack on the US Capitol. Christopher Lee Cornell, of Green Township, was taken into custody by federal agents on charges of attempting to kill a government official and possession of a firearm in furtherance of attempted crime of violence, according to a criminal complaint. Government documents filed in the case indicate that the 20-year-old Cornell, who also goes by the name Raheel Mahrus Ubaydah, allegedly planned to detonate pipe bombs in the Capitol and then open fire on people fleeing the building in the...
  • Ohio man arrested for alleged ISIS inspired attack on the U.S. Capitol

    01/14/2015 2:11:03 PM PST · by BlackAdderess · 56 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 14, 2015 | ABC NEWS
    The FBI has arrested an Ohio man for allegedly plotting an ISIS-inspired attack on the U.S. Capitol, where he hoped to set off a series of bombs aimed at lawmakers, whom he allegedly considered enemies. Christopher Lee Cornell, of Cincinnati...
  • John Boehner mocks Obama’s knowledge of Constitution

    01/14/2015 9:34:13 AM PST · by yoe · 47 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 14, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    Escalating the immigration battle to a war of constitutional proportions, House Speaker John A. Boehner said Wednesday that Congress was canceling President Obama’s deportation amnesties in order to keep faith with the founders’ vision of a government where laws are made by Congress, not the White House. Mr. Boehner, taking to the House floor, said the votes the House will take later Wednesday morning are a signal that Congress means to recapture the powers that have flowed from Capitol Hill to the White House in recent years. “We do not take this action lightly, but simply there is no alternative,”...
  • Boston.com’s Boehner poisoning article sparks furor

    01/14/2015 8:42:48 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 26 replies
    The Boston Globe’s boston.com this morning was silent amid a furor of criticism over their article mocking death threats aimed at Republican House Speaker John Boehner. Boston.com spokeswoman Mary Zanor did not return an email or call for comment today. The story, written by Boston.com associate editor Victor Paul Alvarez and posted on the website’s “Top News” section last evening, was headlined “Would Anyone Have Noticed if Bartender Succeeded in Poisoning John Boehner?” “The question is: Would anyone have noticed? Stories about Boehner’s drinking have circulated for years. His drinking inspired a blog called DrunkBoehner, and in 2010 he brought...
  • Snopes confirms open letter blasting Holder is from retired FBI agent

    01/14/2015 7:21:02 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 32 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | Thomas Lifson
    So, let’s get this straight. At a decisive moment in history when our nation required a strong and unbiased voice from its’ senior law enforcement official, you Mr. Holder, made it your personal mission to join with other racial antagonist and politicize a tragic event, accusing a young white police officer of a racially motivated killing in what we now know was a justified self-defense shooting of a predatory felon. Your behavior is unbelievable. You sir, have sacrificed your integrity on the altar of political expediency. You, Mr. Holder, are the “coward” and hypocrite you so loudly denounce when speaking...
  • Cornyn: ‘We Learned the Hard Way’ (they learned to go along with the media narrative)

    01/12/2015 10:21:33 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 1/12/15 | Humberto Sanchez and Niels Lesniewski
    At the start of the last Congress, John Cornyn wrote an editorial titled “Partial Government Shutdown May Be Needed to Restore Fiscal Sanity.” He’s singing a different tune today. “I’ve evolved,” the Texas Republican and newly minted Senate majority whip said in an interview last week with CQ Roll Call. For starters, the memory of the 2013 shutdown over Obamacare instigated by his fellow Texas senator, Ted Cruz, remains fresh. “Part of wisdom is to learn from your experiences, and I think we learned the hard way that shutdowns are not well received by the American people,” Cornyn said. “And...
  • Jeb In 94: I Would Do ‘Probably Nothing’ For African-Americans

    01/10/2015 8:40:48 PM PST · by Bratch · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 10, 2016 | SCOTT GREER
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush appears poised for a presidential run and is currently leading the polls among potential Republican candidates for 2016, but the comments he made in 1994 during his first run for Florida’s highest office may come back to haunt him.The Associated Press reports that Bush described himself then as a “head-banging conservative” and used fiery rhetoric — such as claiming he would do “probably nothing” for African-Americans if he became governor — in his ultimately unsuccessful bid. Bush made that statement in response to a question on what he would for African-Americans if elected to office.“It’s time...
  • Boehner's embrace of GOP rebels nudges House caucus to right

    01/10/2015 4:59:52 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 49 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 1/10/15 | Charles Babington
    Die-hard House conservatives, after bungling a coup against House Speaker John Boehner, now look like winners who are pushing their Republican caucus farther right. Rather than punish and isolate those who opposed him as leader, Boehner surprised many on Friday by embracing a major immigration plan that's more stringent and conservative than lawmakers had expected. It not only would block President Barack Obama's recent limits on deportations, but also undo earlier protections for immigrants brought to the country illegally as children. The House is pushing toward a vote Wednesday. As the rebellious hard-liners celebrated, mainstream Republicans said Boehner's decision probably...
  • Ohio Airport Jihad: “Armed with knives” Hashim Hanif Ibn Abdul-Rasheed attacks police at airport

    01/08/2015 10:25:56 AM PST · by Perseverando · 63 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | January 08, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    A Muslim armed with knives tried to buy a ticket at the Ohio airport and when questioned attacked the police. He was shot dead. Perhaps he was inspired by the Paris cop killing this morning, A 41-year-old Ohio man armed with several knives tried to buy a plane ticket with a fake ID before being gunned down by police after lunging at an officer with a blade outside the Columbus airport, police said. Hashim Hanif Ibn Abdul-Rasheed had parked illegally outside the ticketing terminal and was acting bizarrely as he tried to buy a ticket to an undisclosed location Wednesday...
  • 1 dead in police-involved shooting at Port Columbus Airport

    01/07/2015 11:15:23 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 27 replies
    DEVELOPING: Authorities in Columbus, Ohio responded Wednesday to a deadly shooting on the second floor of the Port Columbus Airport, MyFox28Columbus.com reported.
  • Declining patronage leads US Steel to lay off 636 workers ["Bumps in the road" to Obama]

    01/07/2015 1:49:20 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 47 replies
    Microcap Observer ^ | 1/7/15 | Chris Middlebrooks
    In an effort to deal with low gas prices and declining patronage of its tubular goods for exploration projects, the United States Steel is laying off 636 workers from its Lorain Tubular Operations – starting from March 8 through to May.
  • Unescorted teens barred from Franklin Park Mall - Must be with adult after 4 p.m. on weekends

    01/06/2015 9:56:01 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 58 replies
    The Blade ^ | Jan 6, 2015 | BY NOLAN ROSENKRANS AND JON CHAVEZ
    Hanging out at the mall instantly became less cool for teenagers on Monday, when Franklin Park Mall officials said that anyone 17 or younger must be accompanied by an adult on mall property after 4 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Mall officials said the new policy is not a response to any specific event and is a proactive move taken after conducting research among shoppers, retailers, and the Toledo community. But the change follows a weekend incident where police tried to remove a large group of people from the mall when a fight broke out, leading to several arrests and...
  • Abortion-rights group sues Ohio Department of Health over records

    01/06/2015 9:14:18 AM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    columbus dispatch ^ | Jan 06, 2015 | Randy Ludlow
    Abortion-rights advocates have sued the Ohio Department of Health, claiming it is illegally withholding records of phone calls and emails between agency employees and representatives of Ohio Right to Life. The lawsuit filed by the NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Foundation was referred to mediation today by the Ohio Supreme Court after being filed on Dec. 24. The action asks the justices to order the health department to turn over records reflecting phone calls to two telephone numbers associated with Ohio Right to Life and emails sent to persons whose email addresses end with “ohiolife.org.”
  • Security video shows off-duty cop accidentally shoot himself

    01/06/2015 7:32:59 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 38 replies
    Fox 19 ^ | 1-5-15 | Chris Waldmann
    OVER-THE-RHINE (FOX19) - Security video released by Cincinnati officials shows an Erlanger police officer accidentally shoot himself inside an Over-the-Rhine elevator. Officer Daryl Jouett suffered non-life threatening injuries when his 40-caliber semiautomatic handgun discharged Saturday night at the Mercer Commons Parking Garage. The bullet ricocheted and struck the officer in the stomach. Police documents state the incident happened while Jouett, who has been with Erlanger Police for 25 years, adjusted the gun on his waistband.
  • The Scalise Mess and the GOP Insider Culture - The Republican establishment drops the bal

    01/06/2015 2:04:36 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 6, 2015 | Jeffrey Lord
    "....................All this tells a considerable amount about what passes for the unremarkable inside the Washington establishment. For Feehery spends his time continually attacking conservatives. There was this open letter attack on Rush Limbaugh in Politico in which he snarked:Congratulations! You have been selected by the Obama administration, the mainstream media and 20 million of your most passionate followers to be the new head of the Republican Party.As such, you are given all the rights and responsibilities that come with being a true political leader.Your mission is simple: Restore the Republican Party to its former greatness by single-handedly helping Republicans to...
  • Bald Eagle Flyover Before NFL Game

    01/05/2015 7:24:13 PM PST · by Texas Eagle · 13 replies
    truthrevolt.org ^ | Jan. 5, 2015 | Yehuda Remer
    Be sure to set the video to full screen to get the full effect.
  • The Boehner for speaker whip count [14 against so far]

    01/05/2015 11:10:43 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 486 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 5, 2015 | By Aaron Blake
    ~~snip~~ Voting against Boehner (10) Gohmert* Yoho* Rep. Steve King (Iowa) Rep. Jim Bridenstine (Okla.)* Rep. Dave Brat (Va.) (freshman) Rep. Walter Jones (N.C.)* Rep. Gary Palmer (Ala.) (freshman) Rep. Thomas Massie (Ky.)* Rep. Paul Gosar (Ariz.) Rep. Marlin Stutzman (Ind.) Said prior to 2014 election that they would vote against Boehner (2) Rep. Jody Hice (Ga.) (freshman) Rep. John Ratfliffe (Tex.) (freshman) Voted against Boehner in 2013/haven't weighed in (2) Rep. Steve Pearce (N.M.) (spokesman says he's "undecided") Rep. Justin Amash (Mich.) Voted against Boehner in 2013/will support him (3) Rep. Mick Mulvaney (S.C.) Rep. Raul Labrador (Idaho) Rep....
  • Conservative Activists Fuel Anti-Boehner Rebellion With Letter Calling for His Removal as Speaker

    01/05/2015 10:09:43 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/5/15 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Two dozen conservative activists, including prominent new media personalities Michelle Malkin and Dana Loesch, joined Judson Phillips of Tea Party Nation and John Hawkins and Tiffany Ruegner of Right Wing News, in signing a letter calling on “Republicans in the House of Representatives to elect someone other than John Boehner as Speaker of the House of Representatives.” Members of the newly elected House of Representatives will meet in Washington on Tuesday to select a new Speaker of the House. “In the four years Boehner has been Speaker,” the letter reads, “he has been nothing short of a disaster.” The signatories...
  • Does the Right Have a Shot at Ousting John Boehner?

    01/05/2015 7:41:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/05/2015 | Bill Straub
    WASHINGTON – Two Republican lawmakers have stepped forward to challenge House Speaker John Boehner’s campaign for a third term as top dog in the lower chamber, raising the specter of an extended selection procedure that could muddy the selection process.Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), a Tea Party Republican who has been a consistent pain in Boehner’s side, announced Sunday that he will challenge Boehner, declaring that the election “is not about a particular candidate — it is about whether we keep the status quo or make the change the country demands.”Gohmert’s announcement follows on the heels of the declaration by...
  • Palace intrigue: Minimutiny mounting against John Boehner

    01/05/2015 7:15:40 AM PST · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 5, 2015 | Joseph Curl
    The rank and file aren’t happy. A minimutiny may be underway in the House of Representatives as another conservative has come out to announce that he will oppose Rep. John Boehner in his re-election bid as House speaker. [Snip] Another Republican, Rep. Walter C. Jones of North Carolina, said there are up to 18 conservatives who are looking for an alternative to Mr. Boehner. In 2013, there were nine Republicans who didn’t vote for Mr. Boehner. [Snip] Mr. Obama has been eating Mr. Boehner’s lunch for years. Early on, the president got the speaker to agree to $500 billion in...
  • Former House Majority Whip Candidate Marlin Stutzman Joins Rebellion Against Boehner

    01/05/2015 6:11:37 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/5/15 | Matthew Boyle
    Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-IN) will officially join the rebellion against John Boehner’s re-election as Speaker of the House on Monday morning, Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) announced in a statement late Sunday evening. Stutzman, Bridenstine said, will issue a statement early Monday announcing his public opposition to Boehner’s re-election. That brings the total number of members who are public in their opposition to nine, as Bridenstine and Reps. Steve King (R-IA), Dave Brat (R-VA), Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Walter Jones (R-NC), and Thomas Massie (R-KY) issued public statements saying they are opposing Boehner. Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) and Ted Yoho (R-FL) both...