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  • REPORT: BOEHNER CUT DEAL WITH NANCY PELOSI TO USE NETANYAHU SPEECH AS COVER

    03/06/2015 5:04:11 AM PST · by dontreadthis · 33 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5 Mar 2015 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    A new bombshell report from Politico found that House Speaker John Boehner had several days of secret negotiations with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the recently emboldened former Speaker, leading up to his decision to flip-flop and fund President Obama’s executive amnesty—including a pre-hashed out deal to use the hoopla around Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Tuesday address to Congress over Iran’s nuclear ambitions as political cover to sneak in the extraordinarily controversial vote. Even with the bombshell report, however, Boehner’s office continues to deny any deal took place. “It was Monday at 5:30 p.m. when Pelosi and Boehner agreed that...
  • Insurgent bloc of House conservatives proving to be a thorn in Boehner’s side

    03/05/2015 6:15:08 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 33 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 3/4/15 | Sean Sullivan
    The House Freedom Caucus doesn’t have a Web site. It’s not completely clear exactly who belongs to the group. But in the just-completed fight over Homeland Security funding, it was hard to miss the influence of the insurgent conservative bloc as it clashed with GOP leadership. The small group of far-right renegades has emerged as the latest embodiment of the internal GOP resistance to House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio); as a general rule, they are unpredictable, opaque and completely unwilling to back down from any fight against President Obama and his agenda. As the unified Republican majority looks to...
  • Ohio teacher sentenced to 90 days in jail for playing ‘ABCs of Death’ during class

    03/05/2015 6:16:25 PM PST · by redreno · 16 replies
    http://www.washingtontimes.com ^ | 03/05/2015 | unknown
    A former substitute teacher in Ohio has been sentenced to 90 days in jail after she was found guilty of showing students a graphic horror movie during class. Sheila Kearns, 58, was convicted in January of four counts of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, The Columbus Dispatch reported. The judge reportedly placed her on probation for three years but made the jail time a condition of her probation. Ms. Kearns apologized in court, saying she was aware of “The ABCs of Death’s” content but hadn’t actually watched it prior to showing it during five separate Spanish classes at Columbus’ East...
  • GOP introduces bill to block Internet rules

    03/05/2015 8:06:42 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/04/2015 | Mario Trujillo
    Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and 19 other Republicans are backing legislation to block the Federal Communications Commission’s new rules on net neutrality. Blackburn's two-page bill, introduced Tuesday, would make sure that the FCC's regulations approved last week would have "no force of effect." It would also restrict the commission from approving any new regulations that are substantially similar, unless Congress first authorized it. The bill's 19 co-sponsors include most of the Republicans on the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, which has jurisdiction over the agency. That includes Rep. Bob Latta (R-Ohio), vice chairman of the subcommittee. "My...
  • Neo-Nazis plan return to Toledo for demonstration: Black leaders urge avoiding April 18 rally

    03/04/2015 4:41:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Toledo Blade ^ | March 4, 2015 | Ryan Dunn and Lauren Lindstrom
    The National Socialist Movement has scheduled an April 18 return to Toledo, nearly a decade after a planned rally ignited rioting in the city. The neo-Nazi group’s Oct. 15, 2005, demonstration preceded a riot and the arrest of more than 100 people. Angry crowds attacked emergency workers, burned down a bar, and looted two convenience stores. Next month’s rally is planned for 3:30 p.m. outside One Government Center, said Dan Donaldson, 36, of the Toledo area. Mr. Donaldson is the movement’s regional director representing Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and West Virginia. “There is somebody out there for white people’s interests and...
  • YOUTUBE VIDEO: Gay rights activist's kidnapping claim false, police say (Deja vu all over again)

    03/03/2015 5:42:49 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    WLWT-TV ^ | 03/03/2015 | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEbJ4tF_hEs
    Adam Hoover is facing a misdemeanor charge of making false alarms.
  • Jon Stewart Rips John Boehner For Making Kissy Face Noises Over Funding DHS

    03/03/2015 5:54:27 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    FreakOutNation.com ^ | 03/03/2015 | Anomaly
    Daily Show host Jon Stewart took issue with House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on Monday after he failed to pass funding the Department of Homeland Security.“So to stop the President from being too lenient on illegal immigration, you want to defund the department that secures the border?” Stewart asked.“It’s as though the caucus that you, John Boehner, purport to control has told you to [kiss] their ass,” Stewart said, referring to Boehner recently making kissy face noises at a reporter.Republicans touted their leadership skills just before the midterm elections, but so far, that hasn’t worked out well.“This finally answers the question,...
  • (61) Members of Congress Skipping Netanyahu’s Speech (Iran Lobby says 61 will boycott!)

    03/02/2015 7:01:25 PM PST · by Dave346 · 51 replies
    NIAC ^ | March 2, 2015 at 9:24 PM
    Currently, 61 members of Congress have confirmed they will not attend the speech. Arizona Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) California Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA) Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) — “I am disappointed Speaker Boehner chose to irresponsibly interject politics into what has long been a strong and bipartisan relationship between the United States and Israel. As President Obama has noted, it is inappropriate for a Head of State to address Congress just two weeks ahead of their election. I agree that Congress should not be used as a prop in Israeli election campaigns,...
  • This is rich: Boehner to give Netanyahu bust of Churchill

    03/02/2015 11:37:50 AM PST · by Nachum · 46 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 3/2/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    House Speaker John Boehner plans to present Prime Minister Netanyahu with a gift when Netanyahu speaks to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday. The gift is a bust of a politician whom Netanyahu greatly admires: Winston Churchill. House Speaker John Boehner plans to give Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a bust of Winston Churchill when he speaks to a joint meeting of Congress about the danger of a nuclear-armed Iran. The gift was chosen because Netanyahu and the former prime minister of Britain are the only foreign leaders who have addressed Congress three separate times. ... Boehner also...
  • John Boehner’s big week

    03/02/2015 5:32:42 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 03/02/2015 | SEUNG MIN KIM
    Let’s try this again. Congress returns Monday staring at another deadline to finance the Department of Homeland Security. But instead of stalling again, lawmakers look more likely this time to steer the anti-terrorism agency away from the funding cliff through September. With the clock ticking until the new Friday deadline to avert a DHS funding lapse, the GOP-controlled Senate will take the first step with a vote Monday on whether to head into formal negotiations with the House on financing the security agency. Senate Democrats are expected to block that move. That will put the onus squarely back on Speaker...
  • Netanyahu Arrives in U.S. Ahead of Controversial Address to Joint Session of Congress

    03/02/2015 5:07:43 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 3/2/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    As negotiations over a deal with Iran continue, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has arrived in the United States ahead of his address to a joint session of Congress Tuesday night. A senior Israeli official told reporters on Netanyahu's flight that Congress could be "the last brake" for stopping a nuclear deal with Iran. Saying it was Israel's impression that members of Congress "do not necessarily know the details of the deal coming together, which we do not see as a good deal," the official said Netanyahu in his speech would give a detailed explanation of his objections to an...
  • Kerry: It Was 'Odd' Boehner Invited Netanyahu to Address Congress

    03/01/2015 6:55:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    Secretary of State John Kerry is awfully frustrated with House Speaker John Boehner’s decision to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress this Tuesday. Here’s what Kerry had to say about Boehner’s daring invitation Sunday morning on ABC’s "This Week: “It was odd, if not unique, that we learned of it from the speaker of the House and that an administration was not included in this process," he said. "But the administration is not seeking to politicize this.” While insisting the White House has no political desires in regards to the foreign leaders' appearance (Kerry said they don't want it to...
  • Netanyahu invite is a symptom of Boehner’s grudge match against the U.S. Constitution (Irony Alert!)

    03/02/2015 5:28:10 AM PST · by mac_truck · 47 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 2 2015 | Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman
    House Speaker John Boehner’s annoyance with President Barack Obama is turning into a grudge match against the Constitution. His decision to invite a foreign head of government to address Congress without first consulting the sitting president has no precedent in American history. And for a simple reason. It’s unconstitutional. Boehner (R-Ohio) fully admits that his failure to communicate with the White House was not an oversight. Like a schoolboy passing notes when the teacher turns to the blackboard, he sneaked behind Obama’s back to set the date for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech with his country’s ambassador to the...
  • Massive "demand for tickets" to Netanyahu speech, Boehner says (video interview at link)

    03/01/2015 10:15:33 AM PST · by Dave346 · 23 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 1, 2015, 12:37 PM | By Rebecca Kaplan / Face The Nation
    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said the White House has "attacked" him and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the Netanyahu's planned address to Congress Tuesday in which he is expected to criticize international negotiations over Iran's nuclear program. "The demand for seats in the House, the demand for tickets, I've never seen anything like it. Everybody wants to be there," Boehner said. "What I do wonder is why the White House feels threatened because the Congress wants to support Israel and wants to hear what a trusted ally has to say. It has been, frankly, remarkable to me, the...
  • 14,600 blighted properties demolished in Ohio under program

    02/28/2015 9:13:27 PM PST · by Lorianne · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 27 February 2015 | ANN SANNER
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - More than 14,600 blighted properties around Ohio have been demolished in the past two years under a program aimed at benefiting areas affected by foreclosures, the state’s attorney general said Friday. Ohio used $75 million from a national settlement with major mortgage servicers to create a grant program in 2012 to revitalize neighborhoods and eliminate abandoned structures. A portion of the settlement money also was designated for consumer relief in the form of cash payments, loan modifications and refinancing. Attorney General Mike DeWine released a report on the results of the demolition program at a news...
  • John Boehner Blows Kisses to the Press, Won't Budge on DHS

    02/26/2015 11:02:59 AM PST · by george76 · 34 replies
    NATIONAL JOURNAL ^ | February 26, 2015 | Marina Koren
    Funding for the department expires at midnight on Friday. ... Boehner doesn't appear to be going along with his Republican counterparts in the Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is looking to avert a shutdown by offering Democrats a clean funding bill for DHS. The speaker would not say whether he would back a Senate funding bill without provisions that would defund President Obama's executive actions on immigration. At one point, Boehner blew kisses at reporters after they asked whether he would. ... McConnell had attempted to push through a House-passed funding bill four times, but Senate Democrats blocked it...
  • About 61,000 Ohioans poised to lose Medicaid health benefits

    02/26/2015 11:47:10 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 9 replies
    wkbn.com / ap ^ | 2-26-2015
    Roughly 61,000 Ohioans in Medicaid are expected to lose their coverage this weekend after failing to take steps to renew their health benefits as required, the state’s Medicaid director said Thursday. Those recipients who did not update their household income or other eligibility information as requested are poised to be terminated from the program Saturday. Federal law requires states to “redetermine” annually whether recipients remain eligible for Medicaid. The federal-state program for the poor and disabled provides coverage to nearly one out of every four Ohioans. The process was on hold in Ohio for a year as the federal health...
  • U.S. conservatives urge Boehner to hold firm on immigration

    02/24/2015 10:50:02 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | 24 Feb 2015 | Susan Cornwell
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservative Republicans urged House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner not to capitulate in a fight with Democrats over President Barack Obama's immigration policy that threatens a partial Homeland Security shutdown later this week. The conservative lawmakers, led by Representative Jeff Duncan, circulated a letter to Boehner and other House leaders telling them to hold the line in opposing Obama's executive actions shielding millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation, a Duncan aide said on Tuesday. "Now is the time to stand firm against these unlawful executive actions," said the letter, signed by about 20 conservative Republicans so far.
  • McConnell ready to move ‘clean’ bill to avert Homeland Security shutdown

    02/24/2015 11:58:59 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/24/2015 | Alexander Bolton
    By Alexander Bolton - 02/24/15 02:34 PM EST Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday said the Senate may vote “very quickly” on a clean Department of Homeland Security funding bill.Days before a shutdown of the critical agency, McConnell said he would “be happy" to pass a clean DHS funding bill before the Senate considers a narrow measure overturning President Obama’s most recent executive actions on immigration. ADVERTISEMENT His plan, if accepted by Senate Democrats and House Republicans, would prevent Homeland Security from shutting down on Saturday.McConnell noted the Senate is scheduled to vote Friday on legislation he introduced this...
  • Unwelcome Mat: White House Tries to Counter Netanyahu Visit

    02/20/2015 10:45:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    ABC News / The Associated Press ^ | February 20, 2015 | Matthew Lee and Julie Pace
    In what is becoming an increasingly nasty grudge match, the White House is mulling ways to undercut Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming trip to Washington and blunt his message that a potential nuclear deal with Iran is bad for Israel and the world. There are limits. Administration officials have discarded the idea of President Barack Obama himself giving an Iran-related address to rebut the two speeches Netanyahu is to deliver during his early March visit. But other options remain on the table. Among them: a presidential interview with a prominent journalist known for coverage of the rift between Obama...
  • White House Looks For Ways To 'Undercut' Netanyahu's Visit

    02/21/2015 6:20:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 84 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    The Obama administration is taking measures to undercut Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to the United States. Top officials, including Vice President Biden, are being sent away when the Israeli head of government delivers his address in March. The friction between the Israel and the United States is looking more like a feud between the Soprano and Lupertazzi families (via Associated Press): In what is becoming an increasingly nasty grudge match, the White House is mulling ways to undercut Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming trip to Washington and blunt his message that a potential nuclear deal with Iran is bad...
  • Democrats Complain Netanyahu Speech Could 'Undermine' Iran Deal

    02/19/2015 1:57:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 65 replies
    inn ^ | 2/19/15 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Nearly two dozen US House Democrats on Thursday urged the postponement of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's planned speech to Congress, claiming the controversially-timed address could "undermine" nuclear negotiations with Iran, reports AFP. Republican House Speaker John Boehner invited Netanyahu to address a joint meeting of Congress on March 3 two weeks before his country's elections, and the speech, in which the prime minister will discuss the threat of Iran's nuclear program, has led to an outcry from the left in the US and Israel. Twenty-three lawmakers wrote Boehner urging him to postpone the invitation, which the Republican leader extended without...
  • Dems urge Boehner to delay Netanyahu address to Congress

    02/19/2015 11:45:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 19, 2015 | Cristina Marcos
    A group of 23 liberal House Democrats urged Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Thursday to delay Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress next month. In the letter spearheaded by Reps. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) and Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), the lawmakers argued that Netanyahu was being used as a "political tool" against President Obama. "As members of Congress who support Israel, we share concern that it appears that you are using a foreign leader as a political tool against the president," they wrote. Netanyahu's March 3 address will be just two weeks before the Israeli elections and...
  • Exonerated man files $40 million lawsuit against Northwestern University (Innocence Project)

    02/19/2015 10:58:39 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/17/15 | Suzannah Gonzales
    A wrongfully convicted man filed a $40 million lawsuit on Tuesday against Northwestern University, a former journalism professor, a private investigator and an attorney, accusing them of framing him for a double murder to get another man released. Alstory Simon, 64, of Ohio, claims in the lawsuit that he was the victim of unethical tactics by a team focused on freeing another man in what became a celebrated Illinois wrongful conviction case. Simon was imprisoned in 1999 after confessing to the 1982 murder of two people in a park, and spent more than 15 years behind bars before he was...
  • Kasich calls for boots on the ground to combat the Islamic State

    02/18/2015 3:53:12 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 16 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 17 at 7:05 PM | Robert Costa
    In a sign of his rising interest in a potential 2016 presidential bid, Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich (R) said Tuesday he is studying up on foreign policy and beginning to outline his worldview, which includes support for sending U.S. ground forces to fight the Islamic State. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2015/02/17/kasich-calls-for-boots-on-the-ground-to-combat-the-islamic-state/
  • White House: Israel 'cherry-picking' intel that distorts Iran talks

    02/18/2015 12:26:29 PM PST · by Dave346 · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/18/15 02:34 PM EST | Martin Matishak
    The White House is accusing Israel of "cherry-picking" information that distorts the U.S. position in nuclear talks with Iran. “There's no question that some of the things that the Israelis have said in characterizing our negotiating position have not been accurate. There's no question about that,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said during a press briefing on Wednesday. "We've also been very clear about the fact that the United States is not going to be in a position of negotiating this agreement in public, particularly when we see that there is a continued practice of cherry-picking specific pieces of...
  • Give Boehner Credit for Holding Firm

    02/16/2015 3:28:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 16, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I need to step back a couple of steps, maybe a step and a half, on John Boehner, 'cause he was good yesterday on Fox about the upcoming Department of Homeland Security shutdown. And I kind of raked -- I didn't rake Boehner. I raked the Senate Republicans over the coals last week about this, and it was somewhat justified. I have to walk it back a little bit, because it's actually, as I said last week, and I doubt anybody's gonna remember, but it really is the Senate Democrats who are willing to shut down DHS over this....
  • Has Boehner Grown a Spine? Guy's starting to sound like Ted Cruz.

    02/16/2015 11:18:30 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | February 16, 2015 | Walter Hudson
    In a move more reminiscent of Texas Senator Ted Cruz than Ohio Representative John Boehner, the House Speaker has pursued a strategy to defund President Obama’s executive action on immigration, leveraging funding for Homeland Security in the process. Bloomberg News reports: House Speaker John Boehner said he’s prepared to let funding lapse for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and blame Democrats if the Senate fails to pass a House-backed bill for the agency. … The Homeland Security Department faces a shutdown of nonessential operations if Congress does not reach agreement before current funding ends on Feb. 27. When asked...
  • A perfect storm brews in the Middle East (Ignatius lays out Zero's grievances toward Bibi)

    02/16/2015 9:28:09 AM PST · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 16 at 8:43 AM | David Ignatius
    TEL AVIV — This latest breach in the U.S.-Israeli relationship began around Jan. 12 with a phone call from Netanyahu. Obama asked the Israeli leader to hold fire diplomatically for several more months while U.S. negotiators explored whether Iran might agree to a deal that, through its technical limits on centrifuges and stockpiles, extended the breakout period that Iran would need to build a bomb to more than a year. But Netanyahu is said to have responded that a year wasn’t enough and to have reverted to Israel’s hard-line insistence that Iran shouldn’t be allowed any centrifuges or enrichment. Relations...
  • Israeli election chief puts curbs on Netanyahu's speech to U.S. Congress

    02/16/2015 7:53:35 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/16/15
    The head of Israel's election commission acted on Monday to limit any pre-election boost Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may get from a March 3 speech to the U.S. Congress in which he will warn of the threat from Iran's nuclear program. The speech has caused controversy in Israel and the United States, where the Democrats and the White House are angry that the Republican speaker, John Boehner, invited Netanyahu to speak at a sensitive time in the nuclear negotiations between Iran and six big powers including Washington, and only two weeks before Israel's closely fought March 17 election.
  • Boehner: 'I didn't tell Obama I was inviting Netanyahu because I knew he would interfere'

    02/15/2015 5:15:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 2/15/15 | Carl in Jeruslalem
    Fox News' Chris Wallace interviews Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-In) about a lot of topics. From 4:57-8:10, they talk about Boehner's invitation to Prime Minister Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congree next month. Boehner bluntly says that he did not tell the White House he was inviting Netanyahu (contrary to earlier reports), because he did not want President Obama interfering with Prime Minister Netanyahu coming to Washington. Let's go to the videotape.
  • GOP 2016: Playbook's Top 5 most likely to win - Our 1st ranking of the Republican presidential race

    02/15/2015 10:37:24 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    The Politico ^ | February 15, 2015 | Mike Allen
    The debut edition of our leader board of the Republicans most likely to win the presidential nomination, based on what we know now, shows the field may not be as big as most people think. 1) JEB BUSH (age 62, to Hillary’s 67): He’s got money, momentum, Florida, big ideas. His surprise, early signal that he’s running is THE PLAY OF THE CAMPAIGN so far — pushing OUT Mitt and perhaps Christie by freezing or stealing their money and talent. Jeb will be first Republican to $100 million by a mile. Now, watch for the use of overwhelming force to...
  • Boehner Slams White House 'Animosity' toward Netanyahu

    02/15/2015 11:33:30 AM PST · by Dave346 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/15/2015, 6:49 PM
    House Speaker John Boehner on Sunday accused the White House of "animosity" towards Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, whose planned speech before the US Congress has stirred up a political furor in both countries. Boehner defended his decision to invite Netanyahu to give an address on Iran's nuclear program before Congress next month, flouting diplomatic convention which says that such an invitation should have come from US President Barack Obama. Boehner said he felt it was important to do an end-run around White House "interference," amid a raging debate over whether to soften sanctions on Tehran. "I wanted to make...
  • State-Led Push to Force Constitutional Convention Gains Steam With High-Profile Republican Support

    02/14/2015 11:21:12 AM PST · by Publius · 215 replies
    Fox News ^ | 14 February 2015
    A state-level campaign to rein in the federal government by calling an unprecedented convention to amend the U.S. Constitution is gaining steam, picking up support from two high-profile Republicans as more states explore the idea. Coburn, a legendary government-waste watchdog, announced this week that he has joined the effort by becoming a senior adviser for the group Convention of States Action, which wants states, not just Congress, to pass constitutional amendments. Article V of the Constitution states amendments can be ratified either by Congress or by states if two-thirds of them petition Congress to call a convention. Then, any amendment...
  • Taxpayers puzzled by anti-fraud measures; ‘Is this a scam?’ (Ohio)

    02/13/2015 8:55:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 13, 2015 5:16 PM EST | Ann Sanner
    Thousands of Ohioans are getting asked some curious questions online and over the phone lately, such as: How old is your grandchild? What brand of car do you have? How long is your mortgage? Many of these people have a question of their own: What is this—some kind of scam? The answer: The quiz is legit, part of an effort by the state to thwart … scams. Specifically, the filing of phony tax returns. Under the new program, some Ohioans who have filed their taxes get letters in the mail from the state Department of Taxation directing them to take...
  • Boehner’s Amnesty Advocate Becky Tallent in Talks with Jeb Bush Campaign for Immigration Adviser Gig

    02/13/2015 11:31:10 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 24 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/13/15 | Matthew Boyle
    House Speaker John Boehner’s on-staff amnesty advocate Becky Tallent is in talks with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s potential presidential campaign for a job, meaning if she takes it she’d leave Boehner’s office. Tallent is former chief of staff to Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)—having personally crafted the amnesty bill McCain and the late Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) introduced in the twilight years of the George W. Bush administration—and then also worked on immigration policy for the Bipartisan Policy Center. “Jeb’s team is looking to hire Rebecca for policy,” a former George W. Bush White House aide told Breitbart News. “The...
  • Ohio anti-abortion group lays out legislative agenda

    02/10/2015 3:05:19 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    heraldstaronline.com ^ | February 10, 2015 | Associated Press
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Amid strong Republican legislative majorities, abortion foes in Ohio set their sights Tuesday on an aggressive agenda for the new session. Ohio Right to Life said it will pursue six key bills, including legislation to ban all abortions of "pain-capable" fetuses or on the basis of a Down syndrome diagnosis, and to prevent women's health care and abortion provider Planned Parenthood from receiving one of its last public funding streams, for infant mortality prevention grants. "It's not just ironic that America's largest abortion provider is receiving funding to prevent infant mortality, it's actually very disturbing," Right...
  • Extreme-left Dems pushing Middle America away

    02/10/2015 1:21:57 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | February 7, 2015 | Salena Zito
    The unofficial death of the moderate American Democrat went largely unnoticed last week. Tim Ryan — a once-strident champion of the Rust Belt city of Youngstown, filled with moderate Catholic Democrats whose issues are still firmly pocketbook-based — penned an op-ed saying he now supports abortion. The Ohio congressman, who once sat on the board of the Democrats for Life in America advocacy group, made that surprising reversal as he contemplates a run for U.S. Senate. You see, plenty of Jacksonian Democrats remain in his district — and all across the country, for that matter — but no tolerance for...
  • Lights and Sirens: Woman Rushed to ER from Akron Abortion Facility

    02/09/2015 7:58:05 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    operationrescue.org ^ | February 9, 2015 | Cheryl Sullenger
    Akron, OH – With lights flashing and sirens blaring, an ambulance transported a woman from the Akron Women’s Medical Group abortion facility in Akron, Ohio, to a local hospital on Saturday, February 7, 2015. One pro-life activist was on the scene at the time and had the presence of mind to video the incident with his cell phone as the woman was loaded into an ambulance and rushed away from the clinic. Ambulance 02072015 Akron-featured“Once again, if it had not been for this one faithful man, this incident would have been swept under the rug. This shows how important it...
  • Ohio girl, 11, takes visiting baby upstairs, beats her to death, police say

    02/09/2015 5:13:56 PM PST · by BBell · 70 replies
    CLEVELAND -- An 11-year-old girl from a Cleveland suburb has been charged with murder in the beating of a 2-month-old who was staying overnight with the girl and her mother to give the baby's mom a break. The 11-year-old, her mother and the baby girl, Zuri Whitehead of Cleveland, were on a couch downstairs when the mother fell asleep at about 3 a.m. Friday, Wickliffe police Chief Randy Ice said at a news conference Monday.
  • VIDEO: Homeowner gone wild steals, destroys pro-life signs - See more at:

    02/06/2015 2:34:37 PM PST · by Morgana · 51 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | Jill Stanek
    What is it about photos of abortion victims that enrages people so much? On February 4, a homeowner gone wild attacked a team of Created Equal’s young pro-life activists who were demonstrating outside Beechcroft High School in Columbus, Ohio, as school was being dismissed. Video of the incident shows the man, identified as Curtis Hall, crossing the street to berate Created Equal’s Josh Bertsch and Jami Beer (pictured with police officer below left and middle) before stealing and destroying their signs. Hall shouted, “Get ‘em out of here or I am going to break ‘em.” He proceeded to knock signs...
  • Francis: "Today too there are many Christians who are killed by those who hate Jesus"

    02/06/2015 2:03:11 PM PST · by Medjman · 12 replies
    Vatican Insider: La Stampa ^ | Feb 6, 2015 | Domenico Agasso jr
    At this morning’s mass in St. Martha’s House Francis talked about "the martyrs of our times, men, women, children who are being persecuted, hated, driven out of their homes, tortured, massacred … who are meeting their end under the authority of corrupt people who hate Jesus Christ”
  • Top Black Dems to skip Netanyahu speech

    02/06/2015 12:57:03 PM PST · by yoe · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 5, 2015 | Mike Lillis
    Leading members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) are lining up to skip a coming speech by the prime minister of Israel. Reps. John Lewis (D-Ga.), the civil rights icon, and G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.), the chairman of the CBC, said they won't attend Benjamin Netanyahu's March 3 speech before Congress to protest Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) decision to invite the prime minister without first consulting President Obama and Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill. Butterfield said that move marked an "unprecedented overreach of the Speaker’s authority" that "goes beyond the traditions of his office." "It is baffling that Speaker Boehner, who...
  • Boehner: Pope Francis to address Congress on Sept. 24

    02/06/2015 6:54:19 AM PST · by don-o · 21 replies
    Pope Francis will address a joint meeting of the House and Senate on Sept. 24, becoming the first pontiff to do so, House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday. "We're humbled that the Holy Father has accepted our invitation and certainly look forward to receiving his message on behalf of the American people," Boehner, R-Ohio, told reporters. Boehner is Catholic and extended the invitation for the pope to speak to lawmakers. During his planned trip next fall, Francis is also expected to visit the White House as well as speak at the United Nations in New York and participate in a...
  • Ohio Police Officer: Hey, Thanks For Carrying A Concealed Firearm (VIDEO)

    02/05/2015 6:30:47 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    Now, here’s something you don’t see everyday; a police officer from Ohio doing a routine traffic stop thanked the person he pulled over for having a concealed carry permit. The man, who recorded the traffic stop, was driving 15 miles per hour over the speed limit. According to Ohio law, if you’re approached by law enforcement–and you’re carrying a concealed firearm– you must inform them. “I’m happy to see more people with their CCWs [concealed carry weapons permit], especially with the world becoming the way it is,” said the officer. VIDEO He then issued the man a warning and...
  • Dems give Israeli ambassador earful over Netanyahu speech

    02/04/2015 11:51:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 4, 2015 2:45 PM EST | Donna Cassata and Charles Babington
    In a sometimes heated meeting with Israel’s ambassador to the U.S., several House Democrats expressed anger Wednesday over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s acceptance of a Republican invitation to address Congress next month. Some of the seven lawmakers—all of whom are Jewish and strong supporters of Israel—urged the prime minister to postpone the speech or hold it somewhere other than Congress, participants said. They told Ambassador Ron Dermer that Netanyahu was unwise to accept a GOP invitation that bypassed President Barack Obama, and to schedule the speech only two weeks before Netanyahu seeks another term in Israel’s elections. The meeting’s purpose...
  • Man living in fear after he was beaten and robbed outside store VIDEO

    02/03/2015 9:00:22 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 18 replies
    fox8.com ^ | 01/03/15 | PEGGY GALLEK
    CLEVELAND- A man was attacked and robbed outside a grocery store and it was caught on camera. Investigators said it was a hate crime.The I-Team obtained video of the September 25, 2014 attack that happened outside of a store on Woodland in Cleveland.
  • John Boehner Attacks Tea Party: Leaders Oppose Me to Get Rich(the war is officially on now)

    01/24/2015 6:39:59 AM PST · by bestintxas · 77 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/23/15 | breitbart news
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is blaming conservative groups in Washington for turning him into a human pinata to raise money. In an interview to air on Sunday’s “60 Minutes” on CBS, Boehner said he doesn’t disagree that much with conservatives on policy, but that the groups beat “the dickens out of me” in order to line their own pockets. “The issue with the Tea Party isn’t one of strategy. It’s not one of different vision,” Boehner said, according to excerpts released by CBS. “It’s a disagreement over tactics, from time to time. Frankly, a lot is being driven by national...
  • Dissecting Rep. Tim Ryan’s betrayal of the preborn

    02/02/2015 3:40:38 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Feb 2, 2015 | Calvin Freiburger
    One of the biggest surprises in store for anyone new to politics is how many prominent Democrats began their careers as ardent pro-lifers before throwing preborn babies to the wolves in exchange for career advancement. The latest to join their ranks is Ohio congressman Tim Ryan, who announced on January 27 that he has officially changed from “pro-life” to “pro-choice.” And, predictably, partisans for his new position are slobbering all over him: * Planned Parenthood, perhaps trying to pre-emptively counter the stench of opportunism that really motivated Ryan, gushed about the “honesty,” his “courage,” and the “heartfelt” nature of his...
  • Citing Constitution, Paul Ryan Defends Israeli Leader’s Address to Congress

    02/01/2015 2:20:23 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 2/1/15 | Kate Scanlon
    During an appearance on NBC News’ “Meet the Press” on Sunday, Rep. Paul Ryan defended House Speaker John Boehner’s decision to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress, calling the decision “wholly appropriate.” Host Chuck Todd asked the Wisconsin Republican if it was appropriate for the legislative branch to circumvent the executive branch in matters of foreign policy. Ryan said critics of Netanyahu’s visit should look to the U.S. Constitution. “These are three separate but equal branches of government,” said Ryan. “We don’t subserve one to the other.”