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  • House votes to bar Obama from limiting immigrant deportations

    12/04/2014 12:48:06 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 4, 2014 | Cristina Marcos with Scott Wong, Jesse Byrnes and Peter Sullivan
    The House on Thursday voted to bar the executive branch from deferring the deportation of undocumented workers, taking its first direct action against President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. The 219-197 vote was largely symbolic as the measure is headed for certain death in the Senate, where Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has said he won't take up the legislation. The White House has also threatened to veto the measure. The vote on legislation sponsored by Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) is intended to help Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) move a bill next week that would fund most of the...
  • Republican Party Passes Meaningless Bill Designed to Trick Stupid Americans in Gruber-Like Fashion

    12/04/2014 1:04:00 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 12 replies
    ace of spades ^ | December 04, 2014 | ace
    The Yoho bill is not designed to block Obama's use of federal monies to carry out his unlawful amnesty. The Yoho bill is designed to dupe Republicans into thinking Boehner has attempted to block Obama's use of federal monies to carry out his unlawful amnesty. It is designed to trick the Stupid American Voter. As usual. This has court implications as well. Boehner supposedly will sue the Administration over its power-grabs. However, Congress has the power itself to delimit executive overrreach -- through its power of the purse, of course. The Supreme Court may very well decline to hear any...
  • All eyes on Ferguson grand jury as decision expected at any time

    11/24/2014 1:02:08 PM PST · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 24, 2014 | FoxNews.Com
    Authorities in St. Louis County, Mo. continued preparations ahead of an expected grand jury decision on whether to charge a white police officer for the fatal August 9 shooting of a black teen in Ferguson.
  • BOMBSHELL: Investigators Say They Have Recovered Lois Lerner’s ‘Missing’ Emails

    11/21/2014 4:25:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    TPNN ^ | November 21, 2014 | Greg Campbell
    On Friday, the U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) reported to several Congressional committees that many of the allegedly “missing” emails to and from former IRS official Lois Lerner have been recovered.Lois Lerner remains at the heart of the IRS scandal for her having overseen the IRS’ tax-exempt division that designated nonprofit statuses. Between the approximate years of 2010 to 2013, Lerner’s division harassed and suppressed the political activities of blossoming Tea Party and conservative nonprofit groups that sought to make a difference. The IRS spent years denying nonprofit statuses for conservative nonprofits while allowing left-leaning nonprofits no...
  • 3 Americans killed by ax-wielding Palestinians in Jerusalem synagogue attack

    11/18/2014 5:28:05 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 18, 2014 | Tia Goldenberg (Associated Press)
    UPDATE: Three of the four worshippers killed in a Jerusalem synagogue attack are Americans, according to multiple media reports. Earlier: Two Palestinians stormed a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday, attacking worshippers praying inside with knives, axes and guns, and killing four people before they were killed in a shootout with police, officials said. The attack, the deadliest in Jerusalem in years, is bound to ratchet up fears of sustained violence in the city, already on edge amid soaring tensions over a contested holy site.
  • Shots fired on Parliament Hill, soldier shot at National War Memorial [Died](Canada)

    10/22/2014 7:44:43 AM PDT · by Straight Vermonter · 33 replies
    CTV ^ | Oct 22 2014 [Last Updated Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:28PM EDT] | Marlene Leung
    Parliament Hill is in under lockdown after reports of shots being fired from inside the halls of the centre block. Nearby, at the National War Memorial, a man believed to be a soldier was shot by an unknown gunman. CTV News' Katie Simpson was at the War Memorial in Ottawa on Wednesday morning, and witnessed passersby attending to someone who had been shot. Police said a man believed to be a member of the Canadian Forces was shot at the memorial. Police said a man believed to be a member of the Canadian Forces was shot at the memorial. Jason...
  • Up to 34 MIL. blank 'green cards' & work permits ordered ahead of Obama illegal immigrant 'amnesty'

    10/20/2014 3:30:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 20, 2014 | David Martosko, U.S. Political Editor
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services plans to seek a vendor to produce as many as 34 million blank work permits and 'green cards' – the paperwork that authorizes illegal immigrants to live and work in the United States – as the White House prepares to issue an executive order after the Nov. 4 midterm elections. According to a draft solicitation published online, the government agency will look for a company that can produce a minimum 4 million cards per year for five years, and 9 million in the early stages. President Barack Obama has pledged that he will make a...
  • Health-care worker with Ebola flew on commercial flight a day before being diagnosed [99.5]

    10/15/2014 11:28:51 AM PDT · by Zuben Elgenubi · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct 15, 2014 | Washington Post
    The second health-care worker diagnosed with Ebola had a fever of 99.5 degrees Fahrenheit before boarding a passenger jet on Monday, a day before she reported symptoms of the virus and was tested, according to public health officials. Even though there appeared to be little risk for the other people on that flight, she should not have traveled that way, Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said during a news conference Wednesday.
  • Ebola-stricken health care worker flew on passenger plane a day before being diagnosed

    10/15/2014 10:56:17 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 68 replies
    The second health-care worker diagnosed with Ebola flew on a passenger jet with more than 130 other passengers on Monday, a day before she reported symptoms of the virus and was tested, according to authorities.
  • State might have an Ebola patient (Kansas)

    10/13/2014 7:40:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Officials at the University of Kansas Hospital say a man being treated in isolation is considered at low to moderate risk of having contracted the Ebola virus. Chief medical officer Dr. Lee Norman says the patient came to the hospital Monday morning with significant weakness and diarrhea. The man also said he had previously had a fever....
  • EPA tells court it may have lost text messages at the center of a lawsuit

    10/09/2014 9:34:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/09/2014 | By Timothy Cama
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) told a federal court that it may have lost the text messages at the center of a lawsuit by a libertarian think tank. The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) sued the EPA last year in federal court to compel the release of text messages to and from Administrator Gina McCarthy and her predecessor under the Freedom of Information Act. In the Tuesday filing to the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Justice Department lawyers representing the EPA said the agency will soon file a notice that it may have misplaced records that it...
  • Report: White House knew of possible tie to prostitution scandal

    10/09/2014 8:00:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 9, 2014 | David McCabe
    David Nieland, who led the investigation for the DHS inspector general’s office, later told Senate aides examining the investigation that his superiors had asked him to keep those details out of the report. He also said that the request to leave the information out came from his superiors shortly after they met with Janet Napolitano, then the secretary of homeland security.Nieland also said that he had been told to delay the release of the report until after the election. A Washington Post story published Wednesday night alleges that the White House did not rigorously investigate information linking a volunteer for...
  • Massive blast reported at suspected Iranian nuke facility

    10/06/2014 9:54:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 10/06/2014 | Times of Israel Staff and AFP
    TEHRAN, Iran — Two people were killed in an explosion at a defense ministry plant east of Tehran for the production of explosives, Iran’s state news agency IRNA reported Monday. The Defense Industries Organisation, quoted by IRNA, said the fire broke out at the plant on Sunday night but it gave no further details. The BBC, citing a report from the semi-official Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA), reported on Monday that the incident happened in an “explosive materials production unit” at the site south-east of the capital Tehran. According to ISNA the blast was so powerful it shattered windows up...
  • CDC: Ebola confirmed in Dallas patient

    09/30/2014 3:40:16 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 67 replies
    WFAA.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | Janet St. James and Josh Davis
    A patient in a Dallas hospital has been confirmed to have the deadly Ebola virus, the Centers for Disease Control said Tuesday. That person has been held in "strict isolation" at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas as he was evaluated for possible exposure to the virus. The CDC will decide whether it is necessary to move the patient to another facility. This is the first-ever case of this strain of Ebola confirmed in the United States. Officials would not confirm or deny if he was a U.S. citizen, only saying he was "visiting family in the U.S."
  • Breaking: Obama approves sending 350 more troops back into Baghdad

    09/03/2014 5:49:52 AM PDT · by wdk535 · 29 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 2, 2014 | Mary Katharine Ham
    U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday authorized a request for an additional 350 troops to be sent to Iraq ...
  • Armed Men Raid Liberia Ebola Quarantine Center

    08/18/2014 4:46:33 PM PDT · by mgist · 18 replies
    VOA ^ | 8/17/14
    Armed Men Raid Liberia Ebola Quarantine Center Last updated on: August 17, 2014 3:34 PM A group of young men armed with clubs, claiming that "there's no Ebola" in Liberia, raided a quarantine center for the deadly disease in Monrovia overnight, prompting about 20 patients infected with the deadly virus to flee, a witness said Sunday. Liberian officials fear Ebola could soon spread through the capital's largest slum after the looters chased off Ebola patients and took items including blood-stained sheets and mattresses. "They broke down the door and looted the place. The patients have all gone," said Rebecca Wesseh,...
  • National Guard deployed in Ferguson after worst night of violence yet

    08/18/2014 11:59:49 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 22 replies
    UPI ^ | August 18, 2014 | By Gabrielle Levy
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced Monday morning that he would call in the National Guard to Ferguson after Sunday proved the worst night of violent clashes since the shooting of Michael Brown last week. The governor's executive order came just moments after Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson said new security measures were under discussion but did not include bringing in National Guard troops. But Nixon, who declared a state of emergency in Ferguson Friday, said the move was necessitated by "the violent criminal acts of an organized and growing number of individuals, many from...
  • Rick Perry indicted for Lehmberg veto threat

    08/15/2014 6:01:04 PM PDT · by paul544 · 70 replies
    Statesman.com ^ | 8/15/2014 | Tony Plohetski
    A Travis County grand jury Friday indicted Gov. Rick Perry on two charges related to his effort last year to force District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg to resign after her drunken driving arrest.
  • ‘Something’s going down in Baghdad': Reports of possible coup (Twitchy Twitter Chatter)

    08/10/2014 4:28:56 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 36 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 8-10-2014 | Twitchy Staff
    ‘Something’s going down in Baghdad': Reports of possible coup Posted at 6:59 pm on August 10, 2014 by Twitchy Staff Meanwhile... Obama leaving Farm Neck Golf Course after five hours 6:33 PM - 10 Aug 2014
  • American General Killed in Shooting at Afghan Military Academy

    08/05/2014 10:34:17 AM PDT · by Hugin · 19 replies
    yahoo news ^ | 08/05/2014 | MARTHA RADDATZ and COLLEEN CURRY
    An American general was killed today and 15 other soldiers wounded in an attack at a military academy in Afghanistan today. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, in which a gunman wearing an Afghan army uniform opened fire on Americans and other Afghans at Camp Qargha, a military academy 11 miles west of Kabul. The camp trains hundreds of Afghan forces a month and was recently renamed the Marshal Fahim National Defense University for the country's deceased vice president.
  • Jets escort Qatar Airways plane to Manchester airport over possible 'device'

    08/05/2014 6:23:25 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    LONDON (REUTERS) - British fighter jets escorted a passenger plane into Manchester airport on Tuesday after the pilot reported that a suspect device was possibly on board, police said. "An incoming plane has been escorted into the airport by the Royal Air Force as a result of information received by the pilot about a possible device on board," Chief Superintendent John O'Hare said in a statement. "We don't know how genuine this threat is but it is absolutely vital we deal with the situation as a full emergency," he added. The Ministry of Defence declined to comment.
  • Water supply to city with 400,000 residents 'poisoned' - State of emergency in Toledo, Ohio

    08/02/2014 8:36:01 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 37 replies
    emirates 247 ^ | 8-3-2014 | ap
    Toxins possibly from algae on Lake Erie fouled the water supply of the Ohio city of Toledo Saturday, forcing officials to issue warnings not to drink the water and the governor to declare a state of emergency as worried residents descended on stores, quickly clearing shelves of bottled water. The city advised about 400,000 residents in Toledo, most of its suburbs and a few areas in southeastern Michigan not to brush their teeth with or boil the water because that would only increase the toxin's concentration. Showers and baths are fine, the mayor said. Toledo issued the warning just after...
  • State of emergency declared for NW Ohio counties over water contamination

    08/02/2014 2:13:59 PM PDT · by EBH · 111 replies
    Fox8News ^ | 8/2/2014 | Shannon Carney
    <p>Gov. John Kasich says water will be flowing into the Toledo area from all corners of Ohio to help the 400,000 people who are being warned not to drink the city’s water.</p> <p>Toledo’s mayor says water is coming from Akron, Cincinnati and even a prison near Columbus.</p>
  • Washington, D.C., handgun ban is unconstitutional, federal judge rules

    07/27/2014 12:46:05 PM PDT · by South40 · 11 replies
    LATimes ^ | 7/27/2014 | JAMES QUEALLY
    A federal judge has found a Washington, D.C., ban on carrying handguns unconstitutional, according to court filings made public Saturday.In a 19-page order, Judge Frederick Scullin ruled in favor of four plaintiffs and the Second Amendment Foundation, a gun-rights advocacy group, which had sued the District of Columbia and Police Chief Cathy Lanier. The plaintiffs claimed the city's refusal to issue carry permits restricted their right to self-defense.
  • US Embassy in Libya evacuated amid ‘significant deterioration in security’; President golfs

    07/26/2014 6:37:09 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 7/26/14 | Twitchy Staff
    The United States suspended operations at its embassy in Libya Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort amid a significant deterioration in security in Tripoli as fighting intensified between rival militias, the State Department said. “Due to the ongoing violence resulting from clashes between Libyan militias in the immediate vicinity of the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, we have temporarily relocated all of our personnel out of Libya,” spokeswoman Marie Harf said. No news on how well the president shot.
  • Texas to Take Action on Obama’s Border Crisis

    07/22/2014 5:50:36 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 25 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/22/14 | Arnold Ahlert
    Texas Governor Rick Perry announced Monday afternoon that he is sending 1,000 members of the Texas National Guard to the U.S.-Mexican border. “Over the years I have repeatedly called on the federal government to live up to its responsibility of protecting this great nation by securing the border,” said Perry, who added that he will “not stand idly by while our citizens are under assault and little children from Central America are detained in squalor.” Under assault might be an understatement. According to Perry, more than 203,000 illegal aliens responsible for committing more than 640,000 crimes, including 3000 homicides, have...
  • U.S. GDP Dropped 2.9% In The First Quarter 2014, Down Sharply From Second Estimate

    06/25/2014 6:14:15 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 24 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 25, 2014 | Sam Sharf
    The latest data shows the U.S. economy contracted significantly more than previously estimate in the first quarter of this year.On Wednesday, the Bureau of Economic Analysis released its third and final estimate of real gross domestic product for the first three months of 2014. The release showed output in the U.S. declining at an annual rate of 2.9%. This is relative to fourth quarter 2013, when real GDP grew 2.6%.The final number is also down from BEA’s negative 1% second estimate released last month, and even more sharply from its first estimate that showed GDP growing 0.1%. While this makes Q1 was...
  • IRS canceled e-mail back-up service – weeks after Lerner hard drive crash

    06/23/2014 7:49:52 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 23 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    The coincidences just keep on a-rolling in the IRS targeting scandal. It turns out that the IRS didn’t just pay some low-level schlep to recycle backup server tapes on a six-month basis to maintain their e-mail records. They paid an outside firm, Sonasoft, to archive that data for long-term retrieval — or at least they did. That contract got canceled just weeks after Lois Lerner’s hard-drive failure, the Daily Caller learned: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) cancelled its longtime relationship with an email-storage contractor just weeks after ex-IRS official Lois Lerner’s computer crashed and shortly before other IRS officials’ computers...
  • The Collapsing Obama Doctrine

    06/17/2014 6:42:24 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 12 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Tuesday, June 17, 2014 | Dick Cheney and Liz Cheney
    As the terrorists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) threaten Baghdad, thousands of slaughtered Iraqis in their wake, it is worth recalling a few of President Obama's past statements about ISIS and al Qaeda. "If a J.V. team puts on Lakers' uniforms that doesn't make them Kobe Bryant" (January 2014). "[C]ore al Qaeda is on its heels, has been decimated" (August 2013). "So, let there be no doubt: The tide of war is receding" (Sept 2011). Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many. Too many times to...
  • Rep. Raul Labrador Will Challenge Kevin McCarthy for GOP Leader: A race for Cantor's job after all.

    06/13/2014 5:01:09 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 23 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 13, 2014 | Tim Alberta
    Rep. Raul Labrador, a fiery conservative lawmaker from Idaho, will challenge House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy in next Thursday's special election to replace Eric Cantor as majority leader, according to Republican sources. "I want a House Leadership team that reflects the best of our conference," Labrador said in a statement provided to National Journal. He later added: "I am running for Majority Leader because I want to help create a vision of growth and opportunity for everyone and start getting to work for the American people." A sophomore representative from a heavily Republican district, Labrador's election would dramatically alter the...
  • Now the White House says Hagel made final call on Bergdahl

    06/10/2014 5:27:23 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 01:05 EST, 10 June 2014 | Zoe Szathmary
    FInal approval for the prisoner exchange that freed Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was made by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, members of Congress learned on Monday from administration officials. 'They indicated (it was) Secretary Hagel (who made the final call),' Rep. Buck McKeon (R-CA) said after a classified briefing, ABC points out. 'It was the president of the United States that came out (in the Rose Garden) with the Bergdahls and took all the credit and now that there’s been a little pushback he’s moving away from it and it’s Secretary Hagel?' Last week, Hagel said the swap was a unanimous...
  • 2 police officers, 3 others dead in Las Vegas shootings, authorities say

    06/08/2014 5:02:43 PM PDT · by Pox · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/08/2014 | Foxnews.com
    Two Las Vegas police officers and one civilian were shot and killed Sunday when a gun-toting duo went on a killing spree before shooting one another dead in an apparent suicide pact, authorities say. Las Vegas police spokesman Larry Hadfield told The Associated Press that the shooting spree began around 11:30 a.m. Sunday when a man and woman walked into CiCi's Pizza restaurant on North Nellis Boulevard and ambushed two officers who were eating lunch.
  • US sends assault ship with 1,000 Marines near Libya, asks Americans to 'depart immediately'

    05/27/2014 6:18:56 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 51 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 27 May 2014
    The US is sending 1,000 Marines in an amphibious assault ship to Libya's coast as a “precautionary” move should the US embassy require evacuation, a US official said. Security concerns also led the US to suggest Americans in Libya "depart immediately." Adding to tensions, gunmen attacked the Tripoli home of Libya’s new prime minister, Ahmed Maiteeq, on Tuesday. Businessman Maiteeq, 42, and his family escaped harm, according to AFP. An aide to Maiteeq said "there was an attack with rockets and small arms on the prime minister's house" in Tripoli at 3:00 a.m. (0100 GMT). Maiteeq’s guards opened fire on...
  • US Marshal Shoots Defendant in Federal Court

    04/21/2014 11:33:36 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | 04/21/2014
    US Marshal Shoots Defendant in Federal Court A U.S. marshal shot and critically wounded a defendant on Monday in a new federal courthouse after the man rushed the witness stand with a pen at his trial in Salt Lake City, authorities said. Defendant Siale Angilau was hospitalized with at least one chest wound, FBI spokesman Mark Dressen said. The witness wasn't hurt. Angilau was one of 17 people named in a 29-count racketeering indictment filed in 2008 accusing gang members of conspiracy, assault, robbery and weapons offenses.
  • German Homeschoolers, Romeike Family, Will Not Be Deported, DHS Says

    03/04/2014 2:15:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/04/2014 | Napp Nazworth
    The Department of Homeland Security has granted a special status to the Romeikes, a German homeschooling family that was under threat of being deported after being denied a Supreme Court review Monday, that will allow them to stay in the United States. DHS has granted them "indefinite deferred status," according to a Home School Legal Defense Association press release. The Romeikes were initially granted asylum in the United States after they were threatened with jail time and losing custody of their children for choosing to homeschool. The Obama administration, though, appealed that decision and won, arguing that there is no...
  • Former Bush Speechwriter: Obama Plagiarized Bush’s 2007 SOTU Speech

    01/29/2014 10:08:37 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-29-14
    Following President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, former George W. Bush speechwriter Mark Thiessen told Fox News Channel’s “The Kelly File” host Megyn Kelly that Obama’s speech plagiarized lines from Bush’s 2007 speech, for which he said he was the lead speechwriter. “It was eerily familiar,” Thiessen said. “There were lines like, ‘Our job is to help Americans build a future of hope and opportunity. A future of hope and opportunity begins with a growing economy. A future of hope and opportunity requires our citizens have affordable and available health care.’ ‘Extending opportunity and hope depends...
  • Obama hiking minimum pay for new federal contracts

    01/28/2014 7:29:50 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 28, 2014 7:40 AM EST | Jim Kuhnhenn
    President Barack Obama will sign an executive order setting the minimum wage for workers under new federal contracts at $10.10 an hour, the White House said Tuesday. The president will announce the increase during his State of the Union address. The increase from a national minimum wage of $7.25 an hour will not affect existing federal contracts, only new ones. Moreover, contract renewals will not be affected unless other terms of the agreement change. The order would be one of the biggest examples in the State of the Union of Obama’s vow to use presidential authority to push for policies...
  • NSA spying through Angry Birds, Google Maps, leaked documents reportedly reveal

    01/27/2014 1:33:42 PM PST · by Doogle · 25 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 01/27/14 | FOXNEWS
    The NSA and its British counterpart are tapping popular smartphone apps such as Angry Birds to peek into the tremendous amounts of very personal data those bits of software collect -- including age, location, sex and even sexual preferences, according to new reports from the New York Times and The Guardian. Citing confidential documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden, the reports detail efforts to supplement data collection from cell phone carriers and smartphones by tapping into “leaky” apps themselves. “Some apps, the documents state, can share users' most sensitive information such as sexual orientation – and one app recorded in...
  • Declassified Transcripts of Benghazi Briefings Released

    01/14/2014 12:01:19 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 59 replies
    House Armed Services Committee ^ | Jan 13 2014 | Press Releases
    Armed Services Committee Examined Actions Of Military Chain Of Command Before, During, and After Attack WASHINGTON— The House Armed Services Committee today released a series of recently declassified transcripts of briefings on the September 11th 2012 attack on Americans in Benghazi, Libya. The briefings were conducted by the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations then chaired by Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL), though they were open to all members of the Committee and attended by Members off the Committee. The briefings, which took place over the course of several months, were part of the Committee’s examination of the actions of the military...
  • BREAKING: Liz Cheney dropping out of Wyoming Senate race.

    01/06/2014 4:04:48 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/06/2014 | Fox News
    Liz Cheney is ending her campaign to be the next senator from Wyoming, dropping her primary challenge to Republican incumbent Mike Enzi. The daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, in a written statement released Monday morning, cited health issues in the family. "Serious health issues have recently arisen in our family, and under the circumstances, I have decided to discontinue my campaign," she said. "My children and their futures were the motivation for our campaign and their health and well-being will always be my overriding priority. ... Though this campaign stops today, my commitment to keep fighting with you...
  • Senate Dems weaken GOP power with major filibuster rule change

    11/21/2013 10:17:57 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 117 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | November 21, 2013 • | FoxNews/AP
    Senate Democrats bowled over Republicans on Thursday to win approval for a highly controversial rule change which would limit the GOP's ability to block nominees. Majority Leader Harry Reid, moving quickly following days of speculation, used the so-called "nuclear option" to pass the change. Typically, major changes like this take 67 votes, but he did it with just a simple majority. With Republicans fuming, the change weakens the power of the minority to stall nominations for top positions. Instead of needing 60 votes to break a filibuster, the change means Democrats will now need just 51.
  • Breaking: James O’Keefe Tweets Sebelius – “Might Want to Cancel Your Plans Tomorrow”

    11/20/2013 10:06:48 AM PST · by Sopater · 43 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 20, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    You were warned… James O’Keefe tweeted HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius yesterday warning her that another bomb is about to drop.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Just 51,000 people completed Obamacare applications...

    10/10/2013 2:23:50 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 10 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 10/10/13 | David martasko
    EXCLUSIVE: Just 51,000 people completed Obamacare applications during the website's first week, out of tens of millions of Americans in 36 states Obamacare's main signup engine attracted just 6,200 new customers on its launch day and 51,000 after the first week At the same rate, the 6-month open enrollment period would sign up just 2 million Americans, including 14 states and D.C., which have their own insurance exchanges The Congressional Budget Office says Obamacare needs at least 7 million customers to stay afloat financially Numerous Obama administration officials have denied seeing any enrollment figures at all MailOnline's sources are two...
  • Media Fail: Obama Approval Plummets to 37%

    10/09/2013 11:47:10 AM PDT · by lbryce · 8 replies
    Breibart ^ | October 9, 2013 | John Nolte
    In today's edition of polls the media will collectively ignore, a new AP-GFK polls finds that Barack Obama's job approval rating has plummeted to 37%. The President's disapproval rating is up to 53%. There is no good news in this poll for anyone, but if past is prologue, this is the number the media will pretend does not exist as they attempt to manufacture a reality in which only the GOP is in trouble over the shutdown. While the poll shows that 62% blame the GOP for the shutdown and "[a]bout half said Obama or the Democrats in Congress bear...
  • Oh, and By the Way, Obama’s Approval Rating Down to 37

    10/09/2013 10:27:55 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/9/13 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Talk about burying the lede. Seven paragraphs into a report it headlines “Poll: GOP Gets The Blame In Shutdown,” which purports to show how lopsidedly an angry public has come down against Republicans over the so-called shutdown of the government, the Associated Press grudginly drops this little detail: Most Americans disapprove of the way Obama is handling his job, the poll suggests, with 53 percent unhappy with his performance and 37 percent approving of it. In fact, the spin notwithstanding, the poll is full of bad news for the administration.
  • FACT CHECK: Obama's Syria case still lacks proof

    09/11/2013 6:28:22 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 11, 2013 | CALVIN WOODWARD
    President Barack Obama voiced his conviction Tuesday night that Syrian President Bashar Assad was to blame for deadly chemical attacks against civilians, but again he offered no proof. A look at his remarks to the nation, seeking support for a military strike against Syria, and how they compare with the facts as publicly known:
  • Snowden granted asylum in Russia, leaves Moscow airport

    08/01/2013 2:12:36 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 9 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | Isabel Gorst and William Branigin
    MOSCOW — Edward Snowden, the fugitive former U.S. security contractor, left the transit zone at Moscow’s international airport Thursday after Russian authorities granted him temporary asylum.
  • Results are in: Vidak wins in Senate race (CA)

    07/24/2013 3:30:56 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 18 replies
    Cal Watchdog ^ | July 24, 2013 | Katy Grimes
    “With 100% of precincts reporting, the Hanford-area grower holds a nearly 6,000 vote lead over Kern County Supervisor Leticia Perez in the contentious 16th State Senate race,” 23 ABC News in Bakersfield just reported. The California Secretary of State is reporting Vidak has 54 percent of the vote, with a total of 39,085 votes. Perez has 46 percent of the vote, with a total of 33,252 votes. Kern County and Fresno County were where the majority of the provisional ballots appeared in the special election. In yesterday’s election, Kern County reported 48.1 percent for Vidak, and 58.9 percent for Perez....
  • Update: Supreme Court strikes down DOMA, Proposition 8

    06/26/2013 8:10:28 AM PDT · by haffast · 86 replies
    The United States Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Proposition 8 on Wednesday, in two significant wins for supporters of same-sex marriages. Neither ruling established a federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage, but they invalidated one federal law that defined marriage as only a union between a man and a woman, and a California referendum that barred same-sex marriages in that state. Justice Anthony Kennedy said in a 5-4 decision in United States v. Windsor that the federal law known as DOMA deprived the equal liberty of persons that is protected by the Constitution. “DOMA’s...
  • Supreme Court invalidates Arizona voter registration law

    06/17/2013 11:02:05 AM PDT · by Puppage · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06/17/2013
    In a 7-2 vote, the court said the voter registration provision of the 2004 state law, known as Proposition 200, was trumped by a federal law, the 1993 National Voter Registration Act. The state law was strongly opposed by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (Maldef) and Indian tribes. They said it deterred legal voters who did not have the required paperwork from registering to vote.