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  • Court rules states have to accept Syrian refugees

    10/03/2016 1:00:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 144 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 3, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    States that refuse to help resettle Syrian refugees are guilty of illegal discrimination, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, delivering a judicial rebuke to GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence, who as Indianaís governor had tried to halt Syrian resettlement. Judge Richard Posner, writing for the three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, said thereís no evidence that Syrians are more dangerous, and he said even if they are, allowing Indiana to refuse to resettle them would only foist the problem onto neighboring states. ďFederal law does not allow a governor to deport to other...
  • Homeschool Advocate: US Govít Bullies Parents And Kids Into Common Core [VIDEO]

    08/29/2016 7:09:17 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | 8-27-2016 | Ginni Thomas
    Daily Caller News Foundation Homeschool Advocate: US Govít Bullies Parents And Kids Into Common Core [VIDEO] Ginni Thomas Contributor 10:24 PM 08/27/2016 As parents increasingly notice government schools indoctrinate children with secular or progressive values, more families are exploring homeschooling as ďa freedom initiativeĒ to maintain control over values and beliefs. Sam Sorbo is a passionate, dedicated homeschooling mom of three and talk radio host. Often on Fox News, Sorbo is an actress, former model and biomedical engineer from Duke University, who is married to actor Kevin Sorbo of ďHerculesĒ fame. She is also the author of recent book ďTheyíre...
  • Remembering Mary Surratt; Marylander and Southerner

    07/07/2016 7:48:06 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 56 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Calvin Johnson
    The home to the Surratts would be named Surrattsville and today is Clinton The first woman to be executed in America took place on July 7, 1865. Her name was Mary Surratt. President Jefferson Davis said; ďI love the Union and the Constitution, but I would rather leave the Union with the Constitution than remain in the Union without it.Ē America had not yet celebrated her 85th birthday when the South seceded from the Union in the year of our Lord 1861. Secession was recognized as a God given right that was also exercised by the 13 American Colonies in...
  • Democratic Debacle (1964 convention, repercussions today)

    07/27/2004 9:59:49 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies · 1,244+ views
    America Heritage ^ | July 2004 (cover date) | Joshua Zeitz
    On Saturday they would appear before the conventionís Credentials Committee and ask to be seated as the official Mississippi state delegation... Shortly after he signed the Civil Rights Act, Lyndon Johnson told his aide Joseph Califano, "I think weíve delivered the South to the Republican party for your lifetime and mine." Maybe so, but he was determined to hold onto the region long enough to ensure his own re-election; the opinion polls might show him leading the Republican candidate, Barry Goldwater, by an enormous margin, but he was desperate not to stoke the fires of sectional conflict. Only one...
  • The Lone Man Resisting Judicial Tyranny

    07/03/2016 12:41:19 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 27 replies
    The Stand ^ | Monday, May 9, 2016 | Bryan Fischer
    The Constitution gives absolutely no authority, none, to the federal government to dictate marriage policy to the states. *** *** When the Obergefell case was decided by the Supreme Court, its ruling legally applied only to the plaintiffs before it, as is true in any case before any court. The concept of ďjudicial reviewĒ - in which the Court, and not Congress, gets to decide what the law is - is not found in the Constitution anywhere. It was invented out of the ether by Chief Justice John Marshall in 1803 as a way for the Court to grant dictatorial...
  • Monckton: Itís Time For ĎTexití ó Texas Should Secede, Thatcher Advisor Says

    06/04/2016 8:10:45 AM PDT · by Paine in the Neck · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 06/04/2016 | John Griffing
    This week, Monckton ó former adviser to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher ó pushed for Texas independence in an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller. In short, Monckton views Texas as a lifeboat. He believes that America is on the verge of being overrun with Islamic invaders which will be accompanied by ďimminentĒ financial destruction.
  • Keep the Feds Out of Your Children's Bathrooms

    05/23/2016 10:40:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 23, 2016 | James Lewis
    Obama has asserted, by pure fiat, on no legal, medical, scientific, or commonsense grounds whatsoever, that he can dictate how children use school bathrooms around the country. This is an obnoxious and dangerous abuse of federal power, and it looks suspicious. What is Obama's motivation? Adults may not remember the deep shame and embarrassment children often feel, as early as age four, around toilet training. Sibling rivalry can get pretty intense. Being called a "poopy kid" by your brother or sister might look pretty harmless to parents, but young children can experience it as a sink-through-the-floor feeling of overwhelming shame....
  • Texas Gov: JFK Wanted To Send Man To Moon ó Obama Wants To Send Man To Ladies Room

    05/18/2016 6:02:09 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/17/2016 | Alex Pappas
    Politics Texas Gov: JFK Wanted To Send Man To Moon ó Obama Wants To Send Man To Ladies Room Alex Pappas Political Reporter 1:46 PM 05/17/2016 Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday criticized the Obama administrationís new directive on bathrooms for transgender public school students by saying: ďJFK wanted to send a man to the moon. Obama wants to send a man to the womenís restroom.Ē ďWe must get our country back on track,Ē Abbott, a Republican, added. JFK wanted to send a man to the moon. Obama wants to send a man to the womenís restroom. We must get...
  • Mark Levin Show,Ray Charles Fridays,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,May 13,2016

    05/13/2016 1:49:04 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | May 13,2016 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Markís Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation ďConservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.Ē --Mark Levin in Liberty and Tyranny Welcome to ďThe Levin LoungeĒÖ Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time Ė and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on! You can call Markís show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Live at 3:30pm EDT AG LorettaLynch to announce a law enforcement action related to North Carolina

    05/09/2016 10:43:30 AM PDT · by ifinnegan · 284 replies
    USDOJ ^ | 5/9/16 | DOJ
    A "law enforcement action". Will be live-streamed. 3:30 Eastern.
  • Donald Trump on education: Wrong, wrong and wrong

    05/08/2016 12:37:51 PM PDT · by Innovative · 77 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 8, 2016 | Valerie Strauss
    Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, doesnít talk all that much about education issues, but when he does, it is usually about the Common Core, rankings and spending. And usually he is wrong, wrong and wrong. In one Trump ad this year, he hit all three in just a few sentences: ďIím a tremendous believer in education. But education has to be at a local level. We cannot have the bureaucrats in Washington telling you how to manage your childís education. So Common Core is a total disaster. We canít let it continue. We are rated 28th in the...
  • NC governor: Feds gave us 'unrealistic' bathroom law deadline [Prayers for NC, for America]

    05/08/2016 12:13:39 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 8, 2016 | By Rebecca Savransky
    North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) said the federal government gave the state an "unrealistic" deadline to respond to a letter informing him that the state's bathroom law violates the Civil Rights Act. "They gave the ninth-largest state in the United States ... three working days to respond to a pretty complex letter and to a pretty big threat," McCrory said on "Fox News Sunday." "We don't think three working days is enough to respond to such a threat." McCrory said he asked for an extension on Friday. The Justice Department sent a letter to the governor that says the...
  • Donald Trump Is The Nominee But Every State Needs To Keep VotingÖ [Must read article]

    05/06/2016 11:05:40 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 84 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | May 6, 2016 | sundance
    Candidate Ted Cruz and candidate John Kasich have officially ‚Äúsuspended‚ÄĚ their campaign efforts to win the republican nomination. However, the campaign effort to deliver a resounding win for Donald Trump continues.Yes, a major hurdle has been crossed ‚Äď Donald Trump is now the last remaining candidate running for the nomination; but that doesn‚Äôt mean the push through the last remaining states should be any less important. Every vote counts. Every delegate matters.Anyone who is inclined toward complacency needs only to look at the reaction yesterday by House Speaker Paul ‚ÄėOmnibus‚Äė Ryan and note why it is vital for the...
  • North Carolina Officials Say Theyíll Defy Federal Deadline on Bathroom Law

    05/06/2016 2:05:50 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 5, 2016 | ALAN BLINDER and RICHARD FAUSSET
    RALEIGH, N.C. ó The Republican leaders of North Carolinaís General Assembly defiantly announced Thursday that they would not meet a Monday deadline to suspend or repeal a state law limiting bathroom access for transgender people, setting up a potential legal showdown over what has become one of the nationís most explosive cultural issues. ďWe will take no action by Monday,Ē said Tim Moore, the speaker of the State House of Representatives, referring to the deadline the Justice Department gave the state to tell federal officials whether the law would stand. ďThat deadline will come and go.Ē Though Mr. Moore criticized...
  • Civil Rights Group Says Park Rangersí Uniforms Are ĎThreateningí To Latinos For ABSURD Reason

    05/02/2016 5:37:54 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 55 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | Jeff Rainforth
    Civil Rights Group Says Park Rangersí Uniforms Are ĎThreateningí To Latinos For ABSURD Reason By Jeff Rainforth A coalition of lawmakers and civil rights groups has a message for the National Park Service: your uniforms and vehicles are ďvery threateningĒ to Latinos. Maite Arce of the Hispanic Access Foundation delivered the ďreally toughĒ message during a press conference on Thursday: ďItís such a shame that something as simple as the uniform and itís similarity to the border patrolís uniform ó in the coloring ó could be very threatening to certain segments of the Latino population. So a discussion about that...
  • What do YOU belong to?

    04/30/2016 1:45:41 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 21 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | April 30, 2016 | Dan Miller
    The Demorat and Publican parties appear to believe that since we belong to them they own us and can control us. Until recently, they were right. Now, at least for the Publican Party, not so much. The Federal Government also believes that we belong to it, that it owns us and that hordes of unelected bureaucrats can and should control us; it's all for our own good, of course, they would say (but it's mainly for theirs). Perhaps, if we continue to change the Publican Party, we will have opportunities to change the Federal Government as well. The Demorat Party...
  • Trump revisits North Carolina bathroom law for transgenders: Let the states decide

    04/22/2016 1:10:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 131 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/22/2016 | AllahPundit
    Since the debate over what he said yesterday is still raging, it‚Äôs only fair that you get to hear his latest comment about it. Skip to 8:35 of the clip below from last night‚Äôs interview on Trump TV.His response to Hannity‚Äôs question about North Carolina is a dodge but it‚Äôs a dodge with a conservative pedigree. If you‚Äôre a Republican who‚Äôs been put on the spot about a hot-button social issue, you can‚Äôt go wrong saying, ‚ÄúLeave it to the states.‚ÄĚ Even righties who disagree with you on the merits will tip their caps at your nod to federalism....
  • Kasich tells supporters of religious freedom laws: 'Get over it'

    04/17/2016 6:56:38 PM PDT · by kevcol · 52 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 17, 2016 | Pete Kasperowicz
    "What I'd like to say is, just relax," Kasich said on CNN. "If you don't like what somebody's doing, pray for them, and if you feel as though somebody is doing something wrong against you, can you just for a second get over it? You know?" Kasich's comments were a reply to a question about his harsh reaction to Mississippi's new law that allows companies not to serve gay couples. Last week, Kasich asked "What the hell are we doing in this country?" in reaction to that law.
  • Senators ask NBA to pull All-Star game from North Carolina

    04/13/2016 5:04:17 AM PDT · by kevcol · 57 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 13, 2016 | Kelly Cohen
    A bipartisan group of senators has asked NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to pull the league's 2017 All-Star game from North Carolina because of a law in that state that many say discriminates against gay and transgender people. . . . Sens. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Pat Leahy, D-Vt., Cory Booker, D-N.J., Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Mark Kirk, R-Ill., all signed onto the letter sent Tuesday. Kirk is the only Republican signed onto the letter and is running for reelection this year.
  • LGBT activists lose it over North Carolina university rule forcing men to use male bathrooms

    04/10/2016 11:41:08 AM PDT · by kevcol · 64 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | April 10, 2016 | John Binder
    A common sense bathroom guideline that men use menís restrooms and women use women's restrooms has LGBT activists up in arms. The University of North Carolina (UNC) announced last week that it would comply with state law which requires students to use the correct biological bathroom, rather than choosing which bathroom best suits them, according to a report by the Daily Caller. UNC President Margaret Spellings confirmed in a memo to the university that the law would be followed on the college campus. This is what has caused backlash from the LGBT group, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). The organization...
  • Congressman urges DOJ to file lawsuit over religious objection law

    04/08/2016 11:14:58 PM PDT · by kevcol · 12 replies
    WAPT ^ | April 7, 2016 | Hadas Brown
    U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson has sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, urging the Department of Justice to file a lawsuit against the state in the wake of Gov. Phil Bryant signing House Bill 1523, also known as the religious objection bill, into law. The law allows certain businesses and religious organizations to deny services to gay, lesbian or transgender people, citing religious beliefs. "I don't want my state to participate in any form of discrimination," Thompson, who represents the Second Congressional District in Mississippi, said. Thompson also called the so-called ďreligious freedomĒ act overreaching and unconstitutional. A...
  • NY gov bans state-funded travel to Mississippi

    04/05/2016 4:09:40 PM PDT · by kevcol · 44 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 5, 2016
    JACKSON, Miss. ó The Latest on Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signing a bill law that allows religious groups and some private employers to refuse service to gay couples based on religious beliefs (all times local): New York's governor has banned nonessential state-funded travel to Mississippi after that state's governor signed a law allowing religious groups and some businesses to refuse service to gay couples. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the ban Tuesday, the same day Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed the measure, which supporters say will protect those who have religious objections to same-sex marriage. . . . Last week Cuomo,...
  • Obama weighs response to North Carolina's LGBT law

    04/05/2016 9:06:31 AM PDT · by kevcol · 32 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 4, 2016 | Susan Crabtree
    "Our commitment to that principle, that people shouldn't be discriminated against just because who they love, is one worth fighting for, and this president will continue to speak out in support of those equal rights," he said. "That's part and parcel of what it means [to live] in the greatest country in the world." Earnest didn't elaborate on exactly what steps executive government agencies are considering in response to the state law, and urged reporters to contact individual departments instead.
  • Jerry Brown signs $15 minimum wage in California

    04/04/2016 11:37:19 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 105 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 4/4/2016 | David Siders
    Gov. Jerry Brown, casting a living wage as a moral imperative while questioning its economic rationale, signed legislation Monday raising Californiaís mandatory minimum to $15 an hour by 2022, acting within hours of a similar bill signing in New York. The billís enactment comes one week after Brown, Democratic lawmakers and labor leaders announced an agreement on the wage increase, averting a brawl on the November ballot. [snip] California political leaders and labor have struck a deal to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour over the next seven years. One excited fast food worker hugged Gov. Jerry Brown...
  • Republicans in This Legislature Boycotted the Daily Prayer After a Minister Prayed for Abortion

    03/04/2016 9:38:55 AM PST · by Morgana · 33 replies ^ | March 4, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Kentucky pro-life lawmakers refused to attend the opening of the state General Assembly last week because a pastor began the meeting by praying for abortions. The Rev. Lauren Mayfield, pastor of the Lynhurst United Church of Christ in Louisville, Kentucky, was a guest of pro-abortion state Rep. Joni Jenkins, D-Shively, a member of the church, according to the Daily Independent. During the opening prayer on Tuesday, Feb. 23, Mayfield prayed for ďthese legislators [to] work toward preserving the dignity of women in the quest for reproductive justice,Ē the report states. She also prayed for vision, peace and justice and asked...
  • 2015 FLASHBACK: Donald J. Trump says doctors make too much money (video)

    02/19/2016 9:14:14 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 85 replies
    New Zeal ^ | February 18, 2016 | Renee Nal
    Is there anybody more "all over the map" on healthcare than Donald Trump?...
  • Trashing the 12th Amendment with the National Popular Vote

    02/17/2016 8:34:13 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/17/16 | Publius Huldah
    The compact for a National Popular Vote (NPV) is a destructive scheme. Yet it’s been approved by several States; and is pending in others. Since the text of the compact no longer seems to be set forth on the NPV website, we’ll look at the NPV bill now pending in Tennessee. In a nutshell, the compact seeks to evade the 12th Amendment to our Constitution (where the States elect the President); and substitutes a national popular vote where inhabitants of major metropolitan areas elect the President. The Constitution our Framers gave us The federal government created by our Constitution is...
  • Hillary Clinton, if president, could appoint 4 Supreme Court justices [11-12-15]

    02/13/2016 3:09:19 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 12, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    Hillary Clinton, if president, could appoint 4 Supreme Court justices By Dave Boyer - The Washington Times - Thursday, November 12, 2015 Conservatives unhappy with U.S. Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage and Obamacare heard a powerful argument Thursday for defeating Hillary Rodham Clinton: The next president could appoint as many as four justices. When the next president takes the oath of office in January 2017, three current justices will be at least 80 years old: conservative Antonin Scalia (80), swing voter Anthony M. Kennedy (80) and liberal Ruth Bader Ginsburg (83). Liberal Justice Stephen G. Breyer will be 78....
  • NV Attorney General Adam Laxalt Leads the Charge for Ted Cruz in the Silver State

    02/04/2016 2:01:51 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 23 replies
    D&C ^ | February 4, 2016
    Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt joined Dave and I to talk not Ted Talks, Ted Cruz. Attorney General Laxalt will be stumping for Ted all across the state leading up to the Republican Nevada Caucus February 23rd, he believes that Senator Cruz is the best candidate, not only for the Country but for Nevada. One of the biggest issues in the west and specifically in Nevada is the amount of Federally controlled lands, something Attorney General Laxalt has been fighting against and he believes Senator Cruz would be the best candidate to help champion that fight.
  • Medical marijuana will be on Florida ballot in November

    01/28/2016 8:33:45 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 31 replies
    Floridians will decide this November whether to allow medical marijuana in the state. On Wednesday, a constitutional amendment to legalize the drug gained enough signed petitions to qualify for the ballot next November. If passed, the amendment would allow doctors to prescribe marijuana for people with ‚Äúdebilitating conditions‚ÄĚ such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, epilepsy or multiple sclerosis. Read more here:
  • Virginia House Votes Unanimously to Legalize Hemp Farming, Nullifying Federal Law

    01/26/2016 1:54:33 PM PST · by djf · 36 replies
    The Activist Post ^ | 1/26/2016 | Michael Boldin
    Today, the Virginia House of Delegates passed a bill to authorize the farming, and production of industrial hemp in the state for commercial purposes, setting the foundation to nullify in practice the unconstitutional federal prohibition on the same. The vote was 98-0. Introduced by Del. Brenda Pogge (R-Norge), House Bill 699 (HB699) would amend current state law on hemp by removing a provision that authorized the licensing of hemp farming only upon approval of the federal government.
  • Supreme Court upholds U.S. effort to control peak power use, prevent blackouts

    01/26/2016 8:33:50 AM PST · by PROCON · 43 replies
    usatoday | Jan. 25, 2016 | Richard Wolf
    Linky only.
  • Ted Cruz Boldly Calls This ‚ÄėThe Civil Rights Issue Of The 21st Century‚Äô [video]

    01/25/2016 3:48:15 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 7 replies
    The Politistick ^ | January 25, 2016 | Jon Conradi
    Monday is the beginning of National School Choice Week, featuring over 16,000 organized events across the country, an attempt to take on the anti-choice progressive left in America, the Democrat Party that prefers a government monopoly in the nation's school system in order to continue brainwashing children with their godless and anti-American Marxist ideology. Constitutional conservative presidential candidate Ted Cruz, a long proponent of school choice in America, came out with a video both celebrating and supporting school choice on Monday - calling it the "civil rights issue of the 21st century."...
  • Supreme Court will not allow North Dakota law banning abortions as early as 6 weeks(shortened)

    01/25/2016 10:16:07 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 19 replies
    Newser ^ | 1/25/2016 | JAMES MacPHERSON
    Full Title: "The Supreme Court will not allow North Dakota to enforce a law banning abortions when a fetal heartbeat is detected as early as 6 weeks into a pregnancy" The U.S. Supreme Court refused on Monday to review lower court rulings overturning North Dakota's ban on abortion at six weeks of pregnancy -- before many women know they're pregnant. -snip- North Dakota's Republican-dominated legislature approved the law in 2013, though it was quickly put on hold after the state's lone abortion clinic, the Red River Clinic in Fargo, filed a lawsuit that July. Republican Gov. Jack Dalrymple has called...
  • Donald Trump comes out against letting states manage federal lands?

    01/23/2016 6:43:01 AM PST · by Oklahoma · 250 replies
    Twitchy ^ | Posted at 11:02 pm on January 22, 2016 | Twitchy Staff
    Some news to report out of Las Vegas where Donald Trump sat down with Field & Stream magazine for an interview during the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s annual SHOT Show. First up, the GOP front-runner came out against letting states control public lands now run by the federal government saying, “I don’t like the idea because I want to keep the lands great, and you don’t know what the state is going to do."
  • Here's Why Shares of Gunmaker Smith & Wesson Are Jumping

    01/05/2016 7:19:27 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    Forbes ^ | January 5, 2015 | Robert Hackett
    Here's Why Shares of Gunmaker Smith & Wesson Are Jumping by Robert Hackett January 5, 2016, 8:58 AM EST The stock is up 6% premarket. Gunmaker Smith & Wesson SWHC 12.11% is projecting an incredible start to 2016, which sent shares up more than 6% in premarket trading. The company raised its revenue and earnings guidance for the current quarter and fiscal year, based on strong sales at recent gun shows as well as an uptick in year-end FBI background checks, an indicator that potential customers are looking to obtain gun licenses. Smith & Wesson now expects sales between $175...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Newt Gingrich: ‚ÄėThe Country Is in Rebellion,‚Äô Trump Can ‚ÄėKick Down the Doors‚Äô

    12/11/2015 3:46:09 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 61 replies ^ | Patrick Howley
    Newt Gingrich told Breitbart News that the country is in rebellion against the coastal power centers and that Donald Trump might be the candidate who can "kick down the doors" of the establishment. Former House speaker Gingrich weighed in on Trump's rise. "I think he represents a different era" in the same conservative movement, Gingrich said. "The system has become so incompetent and outrageously buracratic. The centers of power are so, so in New York, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, that the whole rest of the country is in rebellion. And people are looking for somebody who can kick down...
  • Trump: As president, I will mandate the death penalty for anyone who kills a police officer

    12/11/2015 11:28:14 AM PST · by BAW · 104 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12/11/2015 | Allahpundit
    From last night's speech to the New England Police Benevolent Association, which voted to endorse him. Rarely can you tell whether a new Trump policy idea was gamed out beforehand or just something he came up with on the fly while in front of a mic, and this is no exception. His advisor, Dan Scavino, tweeted it out after Trump said it, though, so if it wasn't official campaign policy before, I guess it is now. Is it worth critiquing this? Krauthammer’s ready to give up on arguing against Trump policies, partly because they're all obviously political panders rather than...
  • States can guard against Fed-sponsored refugees

    11/21/2015 11:08:47 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/21/15 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Protection of this nation from the insidious importation of terror under the guise of poor, despondent refugees. States must prosecute their authority as expressed by the Constitution Chastising and threatening governors with temper tantrums is all the power the president wields in attempting to force states to accept refugees whose numbers are likely riddled with terrorists. And the House of Representatives isn’t catering to the snarky attitude either, having just passed a bill to place a hold on acceptance of refugees from Syria with a bipartisan, veto-proof majority. How this issue goes forward depends on the willingness of the Senate...
  • Growing number of states refuse refugees

    11/16/2015 1:26:39 PM PST · by antonia · 41 replies ^ | 11/16/2015 | Antonia
    At least 15 Republican governors and one Democratic governor have announced plans to block Syrian refugees from resettling in their states in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks in Paris. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley issued statements Sunday saying that they wanted to prioritize the safety of the residents in their states. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott; Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a GOP presidential candidate; Arkansas Gov. Gov. Asa Hutchinson; Indiana Gov. Mike Pence; Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant; Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner; Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker; Florida Gov. Rick Scott; North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory; Ohio...
  • Medical Marijuana Isn‚Äôt a Joke. Debating the DEA Head Is

    11/11/2015 11:22:02 AM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 254 replies
    News Ledge ^ | November 11, 2015 | Marcus Chavers
    Another day, another controversy. Medical marijuana activists are rightly upset over comments DEA head, Chuck Rosenberg, made to reporters last week.During a Q&A, he talked about his stance on medical marijuana. "What really bothers me is the notion that marijuana is also medicinal because it's not. We can have an intellectually honest debate about whether we should legalize something that is bad and dangerous, but don't call it medicine -- that is a joke." Right, so you want to have an intellectual debate prefaced with medical marijuana is a joke. Want to clarify that bit a more? "There are pieces...
  • DOJ Sues Town for Nixing Rezoning Plan to Build Islamic Temple

    10/02/2015 11:35:12 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 2, 2015
    In its latest effort to protect Muslim rights in the United States the Obama Justice Department is suing an Illinois town for denying a rezoning application to convert an office building into an Islamic temple. Failing to approve plans for the Islamic worship center violates a 2000 law known as the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), according to a Department of Justice (DOJ) lawsuit filed this week in federal court. The accused are lawmakers in Des Plaines, a Chicago suburb with a population of about 60,000. In 2013 the Des Plaines City Council voted 5-3 to reject...
  • Rand Paul: 'It's Absurd' That Kentucky Clerk Was Taken Into Federal Custody

    09/03/2015 1:05:31 PM PDT · by z taxman · 45 replies
    Talking points Memo ^ | Sept. 3, 2015 | Caitlin Cruz
    Sen. Rand Paul's (R-KY) said on Thursday it was "absurd" that Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis had been jailed for contempt after refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. "I think itís absurd to put someone in jail for exercising their religious liberties," the GOP presidential candidate and outspoken advocate of states' rights told CNN on Thursday, shortly after Davis' fate was decided by a U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning. "This is really the problem when from on high we decide to get involved on a federal level with something that has always been a local issue," Paul...
  • Scott Walker opens Texas swing promising to`wreak havoc on Washingtoní

    09/02/2015 1:10:14 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | September 2, 2015 | Jonathan Tilove
    HIGHLAND PARK ó Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker brought his mild manner, shy smile and promise to ďwreak havoc on WashingtonĒ if elected president to a century-old soda fountain in the North Texas enclave of Highland Park Wednesday, opening a three-day swing through Texas. ďOne of the things I heard inside there and I hear from other people across the country is that Americans are looking for someone to shake things up,Ē Walker said, speaking before a throng of reporters after spending more than an hour working his way through the crowd of folks gathered at the Highland Park Soda Fountain....
  • Judge rules Obama administration water rule should be halted

    08/28/2015 3:28:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 27, 2015 7:15 PM EDT
    A federal judge in North Dakota on Thursday blocked a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some smaller waterways just hours before it was set to go into effect. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson in Fargo issued a temporary injunction requested by North Dakota and 12 other states halting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers from regulating some small streams, tributaries and wetlands under the Clean Water Act. The rule, which has prompted fierce criticism from farmers among others, was scheduled to take effect Friday. North Dakota Attorney General Wayne...
  • Judge blocks EPA water rule; EPA say they will defy injunction

    08/28/2015 7:46:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies ^ | 8/28/2015 | Rick Moran
    A federal judge has ruled that a controversial regulation that would give the Environmental Protection Agency jurisdiction over small streams and ditches is bureaucratic overreach and has halted the implementation of the rule. The judge was not pleased with the EPA, who said they would go ahead and implement the regulation in the 37 states that did not sue to end it.
  • Judge blocks Obama EPA rule as federal power grab over state waters

    08/27/2015 2:44:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 27, 2015 | James MacPherson - Associated Press
    BISMARCK, N.D. ó A federal judge in North Dakota on Thursday blocked a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some state waterways. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson of North Dakota issued a temporary injunction against a the rule, which gives the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers authority to protect some streams, tributaries and wetlands under the Clean Water Act. The rule was scheduled to take effect Friday. ďThe risk of irreparable harm to the states is both imminent and likely,Ē Judge Erickson said in blocking the rule from taking effect....
  • Recapture Canyon case want judge disqualified ( Utah : BLM )

    07/23/2015 8:22:30 AM PDT · by george76
    Ch 13 ^ | July 20, 2015 | Ben Winslow
    Lawyers for a San Juan County commissioner convicted of his role in a protest ride in Recapture Canyon are asking a judge to disqualify himself, citing his ties to an environmental group. ... Judge Shelby is ďclose friendsĒ with the Southern Utah Wilderness Allianceís legal director, Stephen Bloch, who has advocated for a stiff sentence for Lyman. Judge Shelby disclosed the relationship ... Steve Bloch, on behalf of SUWA, Steve Bloch and his wife Kara are friends of mine and have been for a long, long time. I practiced with Kara at Snow Christensen starting in 1999. My wife and...
  • Wesley Clark Suggests Internment Camps For ĎRadicalizedí Citizens

    07/19/2015 4:53:21 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 74 replies
    Alan Colmes ^ | July 18, 2015 | John Amato
    I've always liked Wes Clark. I interviewed him in 2005, when the topic of torture was new and fresh in our minds and he told me how disappointed he was in Dick Cheney. Our cell phone connection was horrible, but he called me back from the airport. I say this because when I watched this segment I was as totally shocked as Digby was. I hope he rethinks his position after he listens to what he actually said. He's talking about bringing back WWII Japanese style internment camps to America, which has always been a blight on US history.
  • .Hutchinson Orders Adjutant General To Arm Full-Time Military Personnel (ARK)

    07/18/2015 6:49:37 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 26 replies
    5 News Online ^ | 17 JUL 15 1700hrs | Curtis Lanning and Dillon Thomas
    ARKANSAS (KFSM) Ė Following the shooting death of four Marines in Chattanooga, Gov. Asa Hutchinson has authorized Arkansas National Guard Adjutant General Mark Berry to arm full-time military personnel. The governor also ordered the Arkansas flag to be flown at half-staff on Monday (July 20), according to a news release. ďOur hearts break at the news of another senseless act of violence and terror, this time out of Chattanooga,Ē Governor Hutchinson said. ďOur prayers go out to all the families of the victims, especially the family of Staff Sgt. David Wyatt of Russellville, one of Arkansasís own.Ē He continued, ďI...