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  • For All the Concern Trolls and Surrender Trolls on Free Republic

    10/20/2016 5:17:09 AM PDT · by xzins · 109 replies
    Personal ^ | 20 Oct 16 | Xzins
    I encourage a quick viewing of the 1 minute video below to help put the surrender trolls and the concern trolls in their proper perspective. "Never, never, never give up." Winston Churchill
  • French Schools Train 14-Year-Olds To Survive Terror Attacks

    08/12/2016 9:25:18 AM PDT · by PROCON · 16 replies ^ | Aug. 11, 2016 | VICTORIA FRIEDMAN
    Children in French schools will be taught how to survive a terror attack, following a year of Islamic terrorism that shook the nation. The French government has released a statement instructing headteachers on “enhanced measures for school safety”, which outlines new security measures including preparing school children on how to survive terrorist attacks. After the Bataclan massacre in November, the French government published several circulars advising schools on increasing security. But it was after the Nice Bastille Day attack that the Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve and Minister for Education Najat Vallaud-Belkacem signed new measures, stating that the “security of schools...
  • Coup soldiers surrendering to police

    07/16/2016 4:27:58 PM PDT · by fella · 8 replies
    Coup soldiers surrendering to police
  • Naval commander surrendered to Iran to protect nuclear deal

    07/02/2016 6:25:25 AM PDT · by detective · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 2, 2016 | Rick Moran
    The commander in charge of the naval vessels that strayed into Iranian waters and were captured last January surrendered his command because he thought his sailors would be safe because Iran "wanted the nuclear deal to go through." This is only one of several revelations found in the 170-page report issued by the Pentagon about the incident. The commander's name was redacted from the report. Washington Times: In an interview with investigators looking into the January incident, the commander said he surrendered the vessels after calculating that his sailors would not be in danger because Iran “wants this nuke deal...
  • White House Sets Battle Plan to Weaken GOP Resistance to SCOTUS Nominee

    03/14/2016 10:15:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 3/14/2016 | Cathy Burke
    "Our No. 1 goal is that Senate Republicans do their job, follow their constitutional responsibility and take up the president's nominee and put that person on the court." "But if they want a political fight, we're more than willing to accommodate them. And if they maintain this unprecedented obstruction, they can kiss their majority goodbye." The effort will include progressive organizations, labor leaders, women's groups and black ministers. On Monday, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is releasing a letter from law school deans urging action by the Senate, Politico reports.
  • The McCain Mutiny

    02/17/2016 8:37:58 PM PST · by pboyington · 20 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | February 17, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    John McCain has had enough… John McCain has had enough of the Pentagon’s constant stonewalling and obfuscation on everything from the Marines’ 36 million dollar study of coed Marine units’ fighting capabilities to the Army’s Ranger School cover up to the disgraceful conduct of the US Navy in the Persian Gulf last month. Senator John McCain said on Sunday he would subpoena 10 U.S. sailors to testify about their brief detention by Iran if the Obama administration does not provide the findings of an investigation into the incident by March 1. “It’s an option that I do not want to...
  • Republican Judiciary chairman open to hearing for Supreme Court pick

    02/16/2016 2:00:42 PM PST · by Bratch · 77 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 16, 2016 | Tribune news services
    The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is leaving open the possibility of holding a hearing for President Barack Obama's choice to fill a Supreme Court vacancy, amid signs of uncertainty about how Republicans would treat a nominee to replace the late Antonin Scalia. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said he backs Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's view that Obama's successor should make the nomination of a lifetime appointment. But Grassley didn't rule out holding confirmation hearings and a vote by his panel on an Obama selection. "I would wait until the nominee is made before I would make any decision," Grassley said Tuesday in a conference call with...
  • Dramatic video shows ten American sailors on their knees as they surrendered to Iranian troops

    01/13/2016 2:48:19 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 86 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Wills Robinson
    Dramatic video shows ten American sailors on their knees as they surrendered to Iranian troops in the Persian Gulf while a U.S. 'commander' is filmed apologizing to the revolutionary guard Footage of sailors on the floor, with hands behind their heads surrounded by Iranian guards has been released It was aired on the Islamic republic's state television after the Navy personnel were freed following a standoff When the sailors were taken off of the boats in the Persian Gulf, they were questioned by the IRGC Later the captives were pictured looking relaxed while sitting on a big carpet sharing plates...
  • Ted Cruz Calls for Oregon Armed Protesters to 'Stand Down'

    01/04/2016 9:45:23 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 62 replies
    NBC News ^ | 01/04/2016 | Vaughn Hillyard
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Monday called for armed protesters who occupied a federal building in Oregon to "stand down peaceably." "Every one of us has a constitutional right to protest, to speak our minds," Cruz told reporters in Iowa. "But we don‘t have a constitutional right to use force and violence and to threaten force and violence against others. So it is our hope that the protesters there will stand down peaceably, that there will not be a violent confrontation."
  • Ryan, Pelosi meet for rare dinner

    12/12/2015 7:17:26 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/12/15 | By LAUREN FRENCH and JAKE SHERMAN
    House Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi had a rare dinner together Friday in the Wisconsin Republican's Capitol office. Sources familiar with the dinner, which lasted more than two hours, said Ryan asked his Democratic counterpart to join him. The meeting comes as both sides are engaged in contentious negotiations over a government funding bill.
  • Obama making a fool of himself [President Obama G20 Turkey FULL SPEECH 11/16/2015]

    11/16/2015 7:20:16 AM PST · by Dog · 393 replies
    He is making a fool of himself.....Ive never such a speech..
  • Top Democrat Admits Obama Is 'Working Hand-In-Hand With ISIS'!

    11/10/2015 8:50:55 PM PST · by Strategy · 39 replies
    In this very fascinating interview with U.S. House of Representatives Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat representing Hawaii, she admits something that many conservatives have suspected for a long time. Watch below (starting at the 1:45 mark) Tulsi Gabbard is a top Democrat in the Democratic National Committee but she is one of the few honest Democrats who has actually criticized Obama on his foreign policy failures. But, it must be noted that she says he's essentially working hand in hand with Islamist extremists, but she's not saying that he's actually directly working with them. She admits that his foreign policy is...

    10/29/2015 8:41:24 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 6 replies ^ | Oct 29, 2015 | Bob Price
    Six Texas Republican representatives joined with the eleven Democrats in the state’s congressional delegation to vote in favor of the bill to raise the debt ceiling. Nineteen Texas Republicans voted nay in attempting to block the measure. On a national level, 79 Republicans joined with all 187 Democrat members of the House to pass the measure back to the Senate. Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX)64% voted in favor of the bill with the Democrats, according to He announced this week that he seeks to replace Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)58% as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. Ryan is...
  • Sanders Won the Debate, and Perhaps the Election, When He Defended Hillary Clinton (180 outta phase)

    10/15/2015 6:12:49 AM PDT · by FiddlePig · 18 replies
    Huffington Puffington Compost ^ | 10/15/2015 | Brian Hanley
    It was, without question, the climax of the debate. Hillary Clinton was defending herself against email allegations, when Bernie Sanders came to her rescue. In doing so, he not only demonstrated the decency that is the hallmark of his campaign, but also proved that he's no ordinary politician. Bernie Sanders doesn't want to win the White House if it means losing his integrity. He's willing to protect even his political rival if it's in the name of justice. This campaign cannot be about emails, but only Bernie Sanders was big enough to say that, on his competitor's behalf. Bernie Sanders:...
  • Over 1,000 Militants Surrender To Syrian Army In Last 24 Hours

    10/10/2015 7:10:36 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 19 replies
    Fars News Agency ^ | October 7, 2015
    Over 1,000 terrorists laid down arms and surrendered to the Syrian authorities over the past 24 hours in Daraa, the Syrian local sources also confirmed. The militants also turned over their cache of ammo to the authorities, both sources added. The development came after President Bashar al-Assad in a televised address in July pardoned all soldiers who have fled the army, saying that his words served as a general decree to relevant officials. Hundreds of gunmen have been laying down their weapons and turning themselves in to authorities in areas across the country.
  • Obama grabbed his ankles as Putin took over Syria

    09/30/2015 7:09:25 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 13 replies ^ | 9/30/15 | Steve Berman
    President Obama and Russian Czar President Vladimir Putin went into a room at UN headquarters mano a mano and whatever happened behind those closed doors, one man came out the victor.  And it wasn’t Obama. Putin took over Syria, and that’s that. Charles Krauthammer blamed it on the “utter passivity of the United States,” that has allowed ISIS to attract 7,000 new jihadis in the last few months alone.  Some of them are from the U.S., and some of them are from Russia.  While we hand-wring our way into irrelevance, Russia is determined never to let ISIS fighters back into their country. "The irony...
  • Iran Gloats over World Powers’ ‘Surrender’ on Nuclear Deal

    09/06/2015 6:43:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    INN ^ | 9/5/2015, 9:15 PM | Ari Soffer
    Iranian leaders view the nuclear deal signed by western powers as a “surrender” to Iran, and as cementing the Islamic Republic’s status as a “superpower.” An analysis by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) has shed light on the sense of victory held by Iran’s most senior leadership, as neighboring countries prepare for a surge in terrorism sponsored by an emboldened Tehran. Among the comments translated by MEMRI was a statement made by Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan at an armed forces general command ceremony on August 30, in which he boasted that Iran had forced the “surrender” of...
  • Obama’s Iran Deal Is Still Far from Settled

    09/06/2015 4:32:08 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/5/2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The review process under the Corker law never began — by the law’s own terms. To undermine President Obama’s atrocious Iran deal despite the Republican-controlled Congress’s irresponsible Corker legislation, it will be necessary to follow, of all things, the Corker legislation. On Wednesday, Barbara Mikulski became the 34th Senate Democrat to announce support for the deal, which lends aid and comfort to a regime that continues to call for “Death to America.” Under the Corker Roadmap to Catastrophe, Mikulski’s assent ostensibly puts President Obama over the top. After all, the legislation sponsored by Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Bob Corker...
  • Run-in with Japanese Soldiers after the end of World War II

    09/01/2015 9:17:19 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | Apr 15, 2008 | The Central Florida WW2 Museum
    Lt. Col. James N. Methven, USAF (Ret.) recalls an encounter with Japanese soldiers who are unaware World War II has ended.
  • Japanese Surrender in Color (1945)

    09/01/2015 9:03:36 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 28, 2010 | Naval History and Heritage Command
    This color footage of the Japanese surrender ceremony on board the battleship USS Missouri (BB-63) on 2 September 1945, was filmed by Commander George F. Kosco. In 2010, the Kosco family had the film restored, and the footage is presented now for viewing by the public. Source: Naval History and Heritage Command, Photographic Section. (Note: The original footage is silent. The 2010 restoration of the film by the Kosco family includes overdubbed music by the United States Navy Band, which has been removed to avoid possible YouTube copyright violations).
  • Surrender Monkey Mitch McConnell Caves On Planned Parenthood

    09/01/2015 9:40:06 AM PDT · by xzins · 67 replies
    CHQ ^ | 9/1/2015 | CHQ Staff
    Before the battle to withdraw federal funds from baby body parts trafficker Planned Parenthood has even begun the Senate’s Republican Majority Leader, Senator Mitch McConnell, has already surrendered. In an interview with Lexington, Kentucky TV station WYMT McConnell announced “that funding the government Mitch McConnellis the top challenge facing him when he returns to the Capitol next week” and he would work with the White House to come up with budget levels to keep the government open past Sept. 30 without a rider defunding baby body parts trafficker Planned Parenthood. “The Senate Democrats have a big enough number to prevent...
  • Crew on Paris-bound train barricaded themselves in their staffroom..locked the door as Kalashnikov

    Train staff on board the high speed train which was the scene of a suspected Islamic extremist attack yesterday have been accused of barricading themselves in their staffroom and locking the door, leaving passengers to fend for themselves. The Moroccan terrorist was disarmed and beaten unconscious by US servicemen and a British man after he opened fire on a Paris-bound train with a Kalashnikov. Now, French actor Jean-Hugues Anglade, who was on board the Thalys train during the attack has slammed train staff who he claims locked themselves in an office away from the attacker and refused to help the...
  • How Does A Heart Hardened?

    07/24/2015 9:32:18 PM PDT · by Cecilia Trent · 41 replies
    Growing Up In The Word ^ | 07/25/15 | James Trent
    A hardened heart is unnatural. Sadly many of God's children are walking around with hearts so hardened that they are unable to experience intimacy with God, themselves or others. Since we were created for connection and relationship with God first then others, a hardened heart will cause us to live isolated and withdrawn never truly experiencing the joy, peace, love and the abundant life that Jesus came to give us. How does a heart hardened? A prolonged struggle. Perhaps you have grown weary in the trial even blaming God for not changing the circumstances. Maybe you have a deep wound,...
  • Plan to Close Guantanamo Bay Prison in the Works

    07/23/2015 6:35:28 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 22 replies
    TIME ^ | July 22, 2015 | By Maya Rhodan
    The Obama Administration is drafting a plan to finally close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, officials said Wednesday, racing against the clock to fulfill a long-delayed promise by President Obama before his time in office runs out. “The Administration is in the final stages of drafting a plan to safely and responsibly close the prison at Guantanamo Bay and to present that plan to Congress,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Wednesday. Earnest said closing the prison is in the national security interest of the United States. One of Obama’s first moves as President was to pledge...
  • Miami Media Having Orgasms Over the Raising of the Cuban Flag at DC "*Embassy"

    07/20/2015 7:24:54 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    The celebration of Obama's capitulation to the dictators is in full swing when you watch the local media in Miami. Looks like the ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC stations all sent reporters have "journalists" up there singing the praises of Castro and Obama.
  • The Empire State Building Submits to Islam

    07/18/2015 7:01:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 18 Jul 2015 | Pamela Geller
    Not one day – not twenty-four hours after the Chattanooga jihad mass murder – the symbol of American individualism, capitalism, and the capital of the world, the Empire State Building, one of the foremost symbols of American freedom, celebrated the Muslim “holiday” of Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan. Ramadan is the most violent month of the year in the Islamic world, because Ramadan is the month in which Muslims renew their devotion to Allah, and violent jihad is a supreme act of devotion to Allah. All told, 2,988 people were shot, burned, blown up, beheaded, or hacked to death...
  • Iranians See Nuclear Deal as National Victory

    07/14/2015 11:28:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Time ^ | July 14, 2015 | Kay Armin Serjoie
    Iranians have welcomed the long-anticipated but often-delayed nuclear deal warmly with hopes that it could lead to an end to the country’s international isolation and an improvement in economic fortunes. Iranians have been told that a nuclear deal would be a sign of national strength and would lead to an increase in Iran’s standing in the world. […] While details of the deal are not yet clear, Iran is already declaring this as a victory for what it calls its policy of resistance and a sign of its rising strength. Veteran Iranian diplomat Sadegh Kharrazi told state TV on Tuesday:...
  • Hillary Clinton Said to give 'Full Throated Endorsement' to Iran Deal

    07/14/2015 7:23:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 53 replies
    Bloomberg (link only) | 7/14/15
  • Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari replaces military chiefs

    07/13/2015 12:10:30 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 4 replies
    bbc ^ | 7-13-2015
    Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed new defence chiefs after sacking the heads of the army, navy and air force. The sackings were expected as the president has repeatedly criticised the military's inability to defeat Islamist group Boko Haram. The Islamists have recently launched a series of deadly guerrilla attacks, killing more than 250 people. Boko Haram is thought to be responsible for more than 10,000 deaths since 2009. Both the new head of the army, Maj Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai, and the National Security Adviser, Maj Gen Babagana Monguno, are from Borno State which is at the heart of...
  • Iran State Media Says Final Nuclear Agreement Meets All Khamenei’s Demands

    07/12/2015 3:33:16 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 43 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | July 12, 2015 4:56 pm
    The final nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 world powers reportedly set to be announced on Monday complies with all the “red lines” set out by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, Iranian semi-official news agency Fars reported citing a “source privy to the talks.” The deal, to be known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JPOA), amounts to “a collection of multiple agreements that all fall within the red lines specified by the Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei,” Fars said. Khamenei doubled down on his set of demands during a meeting with Iran’s President Rouhani in Tehran...
  • Iran deal ‘done,’ Israeli report says, after major US concessions

    07/11/2015 7:46:10 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 32 replies
    A deal has been reached between the world powers and Iran over the latter’s nuclear program after a series of major American concessions, Ehud Yaari, the Middle East affairs commentator for Israel’s Channel 2 television, said Friday night. “It is done. It is done,” he said, and will be signed “early next week.” The aim of the agreement is to put a negotiated end to a 13-year standoff with Iran over its suspect nuclear program and to block its pathway to developing a nuclear bomb in exchange for lifting biting global sanctions. Israel’s leadership has relentlessly opposed the emerging agreement,...
  • Iran deal ‘done,’ Israeli report says, after major US concessions

    07/10/2015 1:35:56 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 72 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | July 10, 2015, 2:59 pm EDT
    Channel 2 analyst Ehud Yaari says agreement will be signed early next week after US drops demand for snap inspections; Obama faces challenge of securing Congress’ approval A deal has been reached between the world powers and Iran over the latter’s nuclear program after a series of major American concessions, Ehud Yaari, the Middle East affairs commentator for Israel’s Channel 2 television, said Friday night. “It is done. It is done,” he said, and will be signed “early next week.” The aim of the agreement is to put a negotiated end to a 13-year standoff with Iran over its suspect...
  • SC Gov. Nikki Haley will sign to bill to take down the Confederate flag at 4:00 pm today

    07/09/2015 9:38:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 111 replies
    WRDW ^ | 07/09/15
    A spokesman for Gov. Nikki Haley says the Confederate flag will be removed from the South Carolina Statehouse grounds on Friday morning. Spokesman Chaney Adams says the flag will come down in a ceremony scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday. He did not give any other details. Haley has said she will sign the bill to remove the flag at 4 p.m. Thursday. The House passed the bill early Thursday. The measure says the flag must be removed within 24 hours of her signature. The Confederate flag has flown on the Statehouse grounds for 54 years since being put up as...
  • South Carolina Senate votes to remove Confederate flag from state house grounds, 37-3

    07/06/2015 1:44:49 PM PDT · by C19fan · 51 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 6, 2015 | Allahpundit
    “I don’t think that this is going to be easy. I don’t think that it’s going to be painless,” Nikki Haley told NBC this weekend. I dunno. Seems pretty easy and painless so far. The S.C. Senate moved forward with plans Monday to lower the Confederate battle flag from the State House grounds and retire it to the Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum.
  • Obama Heads to Pentagon for Meetings on Islamic State

    ....Obama is making a rare visit to the Pentagon to get an update from military leaders on the campaign against the Islamic State. Obama's meetings follow a wave of weekend airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition in eastern Syria. The coalition says it was one of the most sustained aerial operations carried out in Syria to date.
  • Mika Asks Blinken: At What Point Does the U.S. Look ‘Desperate’ To Make Iran Deal? (MSNBC Video)

    07/02/2015 4:12:03 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 10 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 2, 2015 8:34 am | David Rutz
    MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski asked Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken at what point going into overtime to make a nuclear deal with Iran starts to look “desperate” Thursday on Morning Joe. Nuclear talks were predictably extended to July 7 when Iran and world powers were unable to come to a full agreement at the original June 30 deadline. “Overtime, these talks still going, obviously a lot of back-and-forth now,” said NBC reporter Ayman Mohyeldin. “Now it’s been extended for at least another week. What’s the latest in terms of the talks from the U.S. position? Is there anything else...

    05/23/2015 10:44:48 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 79 replies
    Breitbart ^ | may 23, 2015 | by KATIE MCHUGH
    Matt Drudge took to Twitter to deliver an ongoing tirade against Republicans’ eagerness to deliver a fast-track trade bill to President Obama’s desk. The bill’s details have not been made public — which hasn’t stopped Republicans from surrendering Congress’s power to make amendments to a president’s future trade deals. Should a Republican presidential candidate lose the 2016 general election, the Trade Promotion Authority bill could be to blame. Keeping the bill’s details from voters was “clearly treason,” Drudge tweeted...
  • Karl Rove surrenders to ObamaCare

    05/08/2015 7:19:22 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 8, 2015 | By Brent Budowsky
    It is with great pleasure that I rise in praise of Karl Rove, who now largely agrees with me that Republicans should place into the dustbin their bogus proposal to repeal ObamaCare. In my recent column in The Hill, "The 'Clinton Cash' con," I suggested that the new book by Peter Schweizer proves absolutely nothing on the matter of whether Hillary Clinton committed any wrongdoing, and it is a con to suggest or imply otherwise. I add today a discussion of another con game by Republicans, the suggestion that they will repeal ObamaCare, which they know they will not do,...
  • German Surrender Ceremony VE Day Reims, France May 7 1945 [Video]

    05/08/2015 6:28:49 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1945-05-07 | Universal Newsreels
    "Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces, Reims: Nazi General Jodl, representing Admiral Doenitz, strides into the 'war room' where Allied Generals await him and his party. After the surrender terms are understood, Jodl fills a third of a page with his scrawly signature, this his associates sign. U.S. General W. B. Smith the Allied Chief of Staff signs as do the remainder of the Allied Generals. In an adjoining room, General Eisenhower, wreathed in smiles, forms the signature pens into a V for Victory sign. Unconditional surrender is an accomplished fact." scenes of peace signed at red scholhouse in Reims, France,...
  • McConnell Will Move Iran Bill Forward Without Controversial Amendments From Senate Hawks

    05/05/2015 4:14:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | May 5, 2015 | by Jessica Schulberg
    In a rebuke to the hawks of his party, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) indicated on Tuesday that he will move forward with a Senate bill on the Iran nuclear agreement by limiting votes on amendments that demand more conditions from the Iranians. Though no definitive schedule was announced, Republicans left their weekly luncheon suggesting that no further tinkering would be done to the bill. Speaking to reporters after that luncheon concluded, McConnell would not utter the word "cloture," saying only that he was trying to "move quickly" while considering other, less controversial amendments. In addition to the diminishing...
  • Cultural Conservatives Have Barely Begun to Fight (A response to Rod Dreher’s “Benedict Option”

    04/24/2015 2:44:02 PM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | April 23, 2015 | David French
    ~snip~ "What I call the Benedict Option is this: a limited, strategic withdrawal of Christians from the mainstream of American popular culture, for the sake of shoring up our understanding of what the church is, and what we must do to be the church. We must do this because the strongly anti-Christian nature of contemporary popular culture occludes the meaning of the Gospel, and hides from us the kinds of habits and practices we need to engage in to be truly faithful to what we have been given."
  • Jeb Bush: AG nominee Lynch deserves a vote

    04/16/2015 10:45:23 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 16, 2015 | Jonathan Easley 14453 28
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) on Thursday said Senate Republicans should allow a vote on Loretta Lynch, President Obama's nominee for attorney general. “I hope that they get to a point – I think that presidents have a right to pick their team in general,” said Bush, a potential 2016 GOP contender, at a town hall event in Concord, N.H. “Someone who is supportive of the president’s policies, whether you agree with them or not, there should be some deference to the executive. This should not always be partisan.” Bush swiped at the current attorney general, Eric Holder, saying...
  • Washington State Flies Communist Flag at State Capitol – Patriots Come Out & Take It Down (VIDEO)

    04/05/2015 9:12:23 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 31 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4-5-2015 | Jim Hoft
    In “honor” of his meeting with China Ambassador Cui Tiankai, Washington Governor Jay Inslee has posted the Chinese flag between the American flag and the state flag at the capitol building in Olympia. Hat Tip State Rep. Elizabeth Scott On Saturday - A small group of people arrived at the capitol in the morning and removed the Communist flag. They were assisted by an officer from the Washington State Police. Video, courtesy of activist Maria Bosworth.
  • The US surrendered to Iran on nuke deal, says …. France!

    04/03/2015 10:30:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/03/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    How’s that for a confidence builder, eh? While Barack Obama tried to put a sunny spin on the interim agreement with Iran in his Rose Garden speech, the Wall Street Journal found out that the final act of the negotiations mainly rested on American retreat at the bargaining table. In fact, the concessions began almost immediately in September 2013 and never stopped: The White House decided a less ambitious agreement would be pursued. “As soon as we got into the real negotiations with them, we understood that any final deal was going to involve some domestic enrichment capability,” a...
  • US reportedly backed down on initial goals in Iran talks

    04/03/2015 7:53:32 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    The emerging reports indicate the U.S. team, led by Secretary of State John Kerry, gradually backed down over the course of the talks as Iran's delegation dug in. The Wall Street Journal, citing current and former U.S. representatives at the discussions, claimed the White House had initially hoped to persuade Iran to dismantle much of the country's nuclear infrastructure when talks started in late 2013, only to be told categorically that Iran would not do so.
  • US: Netanyahu Win to Have No Impact on Nuclear Talks

    03/18/2015 6:32:44 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/3/15
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's victory in the Israeli election will not hamper US efforts to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, the State Department said Wednesday. The Israeli leader opposes any accommodation with Tehran and came to Washington during the campaign to address US lawmakers and denounce the agreement under negotiation as a "bad deal." "We've been long familiar with the views of the prime minister on Iran. We don't think that his win has impacted the Iran negotiations, or will," said State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki. US Secretary of State John Kerry is in Lausanne for talks this week...
  • Senator Reid Scores Early Victory as Opposition Leader, warns against taking victory laps

    03/05/2015 5:46:19 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | March 5, 2015 | Siobhan Hughes and Michael R. Crittenden
    Politics and Policy Senator Reid Scores Early Victory as Opposition Leader But minority leader warns fellow Democrats against taking victory laps after homeland security win By Siobhan Hughes and Michael R. Crittenden WASHINGTON—Senate Democrats think they have had a good couple of weeks, including a win in a battle over immigration and homeland security funding, but their leader is warning members of his caucus against taking any victory laps. “We cannot be gloating,” Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) said he told his caucus at a closed-door meeting on Tuesday. “We have a lot of things we have to...
  • Boehner Caves on Amnesty

    03/03/2015 12:57:27 PM PST · by Regulator · 118 replies
    Foxnews ^ | March 3rd, 2015 | Richard Manning
    “We were never going to win in Congress.” That is the epitaph spoken by Speaker Boehner ally Representative Tom Cole on the collapse of House Leadership’s resolve to legislatively fight Executive Amnesty. It may also be the final nail in the coffin for the notion of co-equal branches of government, as President Obama has already announced that he is considering using unilateral executive actions to ban ammunition and raise corporate taxes, on top of his massive Internet regulation announced last week.
  • Boehner backs down in DHS funding fight, plans to hold vote on 'clean' bill

    03/03/2015 12:02:25 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 76 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 2/3/2015 | Fox
    ouse Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday agreed to Democrats' demands to hold a vote on legislation funding the Homeland Security Department through the end of the budget year, without any immigration measures attached. The move is a victory for the Obama administration and sets up a presumably swift resolution to the weeks-long standoff on Capitol Hill. Republicans had tried to use the DHS funding bill as the vehicle to reverse President Obama's controversial immigration executive actions. But Democrats repeatedly blocked the move, insisting they pass the spending bill with no riders attached. "I am as outraged and frustrated as you...
  • Rebel commander says separatists control 80 pct of Debaltseve in east Ukraine

    02/17/2015 9:22:37 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 72 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2-17-2015 | Reuters
    Senior rebel commander Eduard Basurin said on Tuesday pro-Russian separatists had gained control of more than 80 percent of the east Ukrainian transport hub of Debaltseve, which has been gripped by fighting despite a ceasefire deal.