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  • Fast and Furious: White House, DOJ targeted Sharyl Attkisson (and Rep. Issa)

    11/20/2014 3:02:41 PM PST · by kristinn · 30 replies
    Human Events ^ | Thursday, November 20, 2014 | John Hayward
    Judicial Watch is looking to crowdsource the huge pile of documents finally delivered by the Obama Administration in response to their Freedom of Information Act lawsuit on Operation Fast and Furious. (In the unlikely event the mainstream media decides not to embargo this story, I don’t want to catch any of you claiming that it was a FOIA request. The request got ignored by the Most Transparent Administration In History, so they had to file a lawsuit. The document production is occurring under the stern gaze of a federal judge.) Here’s a little taste of what has already been discovered,...
  • Obama's Amnesty Lawlessness Demands Accountability

    11/20/2014 1:43:29 PM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 21, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    Time and time again, President Obama demonstrates his contempt for the Constitution and for the American people, whose integrity and will must be subordinated to his personal prerogative and hijacked sovereignty. Obama has admitted on several occasions that he had no authority to act unilaterally, via executive order, to grant amnesty to millions of immigrants who came here illegally, so his doing so is, in his own opinion, flagrantly illegal. Daily he proves to us that his words mean nothing. They are utilitarian tools to serve his political purposes. When traveling the country to rally support for the DREAM Act,...
  • The FBI Is Very Excited About This Machine That Can Scan Your DNA in 90 Minutes

    11/20/2014 9:38:03 AM PST · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | Thu Nov. 20, 2014 6:30 AM EST | By Shane Bauer
    Rapid DNA technology makes it easier than ever to grab and store your genetic profile. G-men, cops, and Homeland Security can't wait to see it everywhere. Robert Schueren shook my hand firmly, handed me his business card, and flipped it over, revealing a short list of letters and numbers. "Here is my DNA profile." He smiled. "I have nothing to hide." I had come to meet Schueren, the CEO of IntegenX, at his company's headquarters in Pleasanton, California, to see its signature product: a machine the size of a large desktop printer that can unravel your genetic code in the...
  • Sessions: Obama Now ‘Emperor of the United States’

    11/20/2014 9:47:49 AM PST · by INVAR · 33 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 11-19-14 | DANIEL HALPER
    Senator Jeff Sessions calls Barack Obama an "Emperor of the United States" now that the president is going ahead with executive amnesty. "President Obama previously said he could not issue an executive amnesty because ‘I’m the President of the United States, I’m not the emperor of the United States. My job is to execute laws that are passed.’ Well, apparently we now have an ‘Emperor of the United States,’" Sessions writes in a statement. "President Obama’s immigration order would provide illegal immigrants with the exact benefits Congress has repeatedly rejected: Social Security numbers, photo IDs and work permits—which will...
  • Entire county board arrested following citizens arrest by 2 military veterans

    11/20/2014 8:22:49 AM PST · by Baynative · 19 replies
    Ocala Post ^ | 11/20/14 | Barry Donegan, Adam Andrzejewski
    Clark County, Illinois — Sometimes citizens can be so frustrated with county board members they wish someone could just place them under arrest. Well, that is exactly what citizens in Clark County, Illinois did . Illinois’ number one manufactured product is corruption. More than 95 percent of the Illinois legislature is safe in gerrymandered districts. The incumbent governor has three current federal investigations of his administration, but the Attorney General/state’s attorney class can’t find public vice anywhere. Residents that voted in the recent election said they are hoping officials have learned from the past mistakes of others. So what can...
  • IRS is monitoring comment threads on conservative blogs

    11/20/2014 7:47:17 AM PST · by PROCON · 92 replies
    americanthinker ^ | Nov. 20, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The Internal Revenue Service, which claims to be so understaffed that it can’t bother to collect unpaid taxes, or search backup tapes for Lois Lerner’s “missing” emails, apparently has plenty of time to read the comment threads on conservative blogs that have been critical of the agency (Hi there, IRS agents!). William Jacobson, one of the best-informed and most effective critics of the agency, writes on Legal Insurrection: Hey, remember the Reader Poll we did about whether it was okay to follow and try to interview Lois Lerner in her neighborhood? Do you approve of media confronting Lois Lerner in...
  • No, Reagan Did Not Offer An Amnesty By Lawless Executive Order

    11/20/2014 6:49:41 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 20, 2014 | By Gabriel Malor
    Today is the big day, and the Progressive media is in full spin to mitigate the anger Americans are expressing about President ObamaÂ’s decision to offer legal status to millions of people who broke the law. That spin has taken many forms, including the novel arguments that the executive branch is empowered to act whenever the legislative branch declines and that the executive branchÂ’s enforcement discretion includes the affirmative grant of benefits not otherwise authorized by law. Most recently, however, Progressive columnists have settled on an old favorite tactic: justify Democratic misbehavior by claiming (falsely, as you will see) that...
  • Why Nancy Pelosi Missed Obama’s All-Democrat Meeting on Immigration

    11/20/2014 6:42:24 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 20, 2014 | by Fred Lucas
    President Barack Obama briefed 18 congressional Democrats at the White House Wednesday night about his coming executive action on immigration – but House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi wasn’t one of them. Pelosi instead opted to attend a Billy Joel concert, the Hill reported.
  • ‘Open Rebellion’: Chaos if Republicans Don’t Withhold Funding for Obama Executive Amnesty

    11/20/2014 4:31:19 AM PST · by servo1969 · 67 replies
    Breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 11-19-2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Conservatives say that Republican leaders, including House Speaker John Boehner and incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, will be “complicit” in President Barack Obama’s planned executive amnesty if they don’t pull out all the stops to block him. They warn that chaos is around the corner if that’s how it goes down, even though they’d much rather have Republican leaders fight the president alongside them.“Fight or be complicit in lawlessness,” Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton told Breitbart News, is the message to congressional GOP leaders on Obama’s amnesty.If Republicans move forward with the plan from House Appropriations Committee chairman Rep....
  • Turley Joins Republican Challenge To Obama's Lawlessness

    11/19/2014 4:24:27 PM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Investors.com ^ | November 19, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Executive Limits: For those in and out of the administration who dismissed the House lawsuit against the president for unconstitutional and illegal action, the naming of Jonathan Turley as lead attorney means game on. Coming as President Obama prepares to extend his lawlessness and war on the Constitution by granting de facto amnesty to millions of illegal aliens, the timing of George Washington University law professor and constitutional scholar Turley being named lead attorney in the House lawsuit against the president is exquisite. Though he is a supporter of Obama and his policies, Turley is not a party hack as...
  • Obama Is Not a Monarch

    11/19/2014 1:08:29 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 93 replies
    Politico ^ | November 19, 2014 | SEN. TED CRUZ
    The Constitution designs a system of checks and balances for our nation, and executive amnesty for immigrants here illegally unilaterally decreed from the White House would seriously undermine the rule of law. Our founders repeatedly warned about the dangers of unlimited power within the executive branch; Congress should heed those words as the President threatens to grant amnesty to millions of people who have come to our country illegally. To be clear, the dispute over executive amnesty is not between President Obama and Republicans in Congress; it is a dispute between President Obama and the American People. The Democrats suffered...
  • Democrats to unflinchingly back Obama on executive amnesty for illegal immigrants

    11/19/2014 11:35:23 AM PST · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 19, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    As President Obama prepared to announce a new temporary amnesty for illegal immigrants, congressional Democratic leaders said Wednesday they back him, and said Republicans have themselves to blame for pushing the White House into the move. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Mr. Obama warned them for months that if they didn’t act, he would. “I’m glad,” Mr. Reid said on the Senate floor.
  • Obama to detail immigration order Thursday night

    11/19/2014 9:00:03 AM PST · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 19, 2014 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama is expected to announce his executive order to grant legal status for millions of illegal immigrants in an address Thursday night, according to sources close to the administration. Mr. Obama will give a broad outline of his action Thursday and follow it up with a trip Friday to Las Vegas to provide more details. The White House would not confirm the report Wednesday morning, nor have Mr. Obama’s aides announced any travel plans for later this week. But a spokesman for the AFL-CIO inadvertently disclosed the tentative plans in an email Wednesday. “We hear there will be a...
  • Obama to announce immigration order in Las Vegas on Friday

    11/19/2014 7:20:27 AM PST · by SubMareener · 34 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11/19/2014 | John Harwood
    President Barack Obama plans to announce an executive order in Las Vegas on Friday to address immigration reform, CNBC has confirmed.
  • Under Obama, U.S. personal freedom ranking slips below France

    11/19/2014 6:52:42 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 18, 2014 | Jason Russell
    Under Obama, U.S. personal freedom ranking slips below France Americans' assessments of their personal freedom have significantly declined under President Obama, according to a new study from the Legatum Institute in London, and the United States now ranks below 20 other countries on this measure. The research shows that citizens of countries including France, Uruguay, and Costa Rica now feel that they enjoy more personal freedom than Americans. As the Washington Examiner reported this morning, representatives of the Legatum Institute are in the U.S. this week to promote the sixth edition of their Prosperity Index. The index aims to measure...
  • Liberal Lawyer to Represent House of Representatives Against Obama

    11/18/2014 5:02:28 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 12 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 18 Nov 14 | MICHAEL WARRE
    VIDEO HEREAmazing 8:33 min/sec video of testimony by Professor Jonathan Turley, George Washington University Law Professor on the subject of Barry Soetoro's tyranny.
  • EPA’s Next Regulatory Tsunami

    11/15/2014 8:07:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2014 | Paul Driessen
    Looming Environmental Protection Agency ozone regulations personify the Obama administration’s secrecy, collusion, fraud, and disdain for concerns about the effects that its tsunami of regulations is having on the livelihoods, living standards, health and welfare of millions of American families. Virtually every EPA announcement of new regulations asserts that they will improve human health. Draconian carbon dioxide standards, for example, won’t just prevent climate change, even if rapidly developing countries continue emitting vast volumes of this plant-fertilizing gas. The rules will somehow reduce the spread of ticks and Lyme disease, and protect “our most vulnerable citizens.” It’s hogwash. But Americans...
  • Unauthorized Immigrant Totals Rise in 7 States, Fall in 14

    11/18/2014 10:22:33 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | November 18, 2014 | BY JEFFREY S. PASSEL AND D’VERA COHN
    The U.S. unauthorized immigrant population has leveled off nationally after the Great Recession, but state trends have been more volatile. From 2009 to 2012, according to new Pew Research Center estimates, the population of unauthorized immigrants rose in seven states and fell in 14. Five East Coast states were among those where the number of unauthorized immigrants grew from 2009 to 2012—Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Numbers also rose in Idaho and Nebraska, according to the center’s estimates. Six Western states are among those with declines in unauthorized immigrant populations from 2009 to 2012—Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New...
  • Study: Minnesota's population of illegal immigrants stayed relatively flat in recent years

    11/18/2014 9:47:22 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | November 18, 2014 | by: MILA KOUMPILOVA
    The number of illegal immigrants in Minnesota has remained stable in recent years as the national numbers dipped in the aftermath of the recession. That’s according to a new study from the Pew Research Center that placed the state’s population of illegal residents at 95,000. The estimate is up 5,000 residents since 2009, but the study has a range of error of plus or minus 10,000 people. Minnesotans who lack legal immigration status make up 2.5 percent of the state’s workforce. Nationally, an estimated 11.2 million undocumented immigrants account for 5.1 percent of the workforce, the study says. In Minnesota,...
  • Obama Says FCC Needs to Control Internet [satire]

    11/18/2014 9:37:48 AM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 Nov 2014 | John Semmens
    President Obama is urging the Federal Communications Commission to exert more control over the Internet. “As it stands now, the whole web environment is chaotic and anarchic,” Obama observed. “Anyone can pretty much do whatever he wants. There is no perceived obligation to serve society’s broader needs.” For the time being, Obama disavowed his authority “to command this independent agency to extend its power over this medium. I am patiently waiting for them to do what they should. However, my patience is not infinite. I will act unilaterally if it becomes necessary that I do so to implement the change...
  • EXCLUSIVE: 3000 Unaccompanied Minors in Houston Schools

    11/18/2014 6:36:35 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | November 18, 2014 | by BOB PRICE
    A report obtained by Breitbart Texas from the Houston Independent School District (HISD) revealed the influx of unaccompanied minors over the summer from Central America lead to an increased enrollment of 3,000 students. The total student population for HISD is over 215,000 which represents the largest total enrollment for HISD since the 1970’s. Honduras, Mexico and El Salvador lead the list of 43 nations from around the globe with immigrant students enrolled in HISD. This immigrant enrollment includes legal and illegal immigrants and includes the 3,000 unaccompanied minors listed above according to Graves. The unaccompanied minors enrolling in HISD this...
  • Walter Williams: Obama vs. Us

    11/17/2014 9:40:56 AM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 19, 2014 | Walter E. Williams
    Suppose you saw a person driving his car on the wrong side of a highway, against the traffic. Would you call him a stupid and/or incompetent driver? You say, "Williams, what kind of question is that? Of course he's one or the other!" I'd say, "Hold your horses. What are his intentions?" If the driver's intentions are to cause highway calamity, one can hardly call his actions stupid or incompetent. Given his intentions, he is wisely acting in a manner to achieve his objectives. This observation lies at the heart of my colleague Dr. Thomas Sowell's column last week, in...
  • Flashback: Obama Says Illegal Immigration HURTS ‘Blue-Collar Americans,’ STRAINS Welfare [VIDEO]

    11/17/2014 5:38:52 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/17/14 | Neil Munro
    “The number of immigrants added to the labor force every year is of a magnitude not seen in this country for over a century,” Obama noted. “If this huge influx of mostly low-skill workers provides some benefits to the economy as a whole—especially by keeping our workforce young, in contrast to an increasingly geriatric Europe and Japan—it also threatens to depress further the wages of blue-collar Americans and put strains on an already overburdened safety net.”
  • More Federal Agencies Are Using Undercover Operations

    11/17/2014 5:26:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/16/2014 | By ERIC LICHTBLAU and WILLIAM M. ARKIN
    WASHINGTON — The federal government has significantly expanded undercover operations in recent years, with officers from at least 40 agencies posing as business people, welfare recipients, political protesters and even doctors or ministers to ferret out wrongdoing, records and interviews show. At the Supreme Court, small teams of undercover officers dress as students at large demonstrations outside the courthouse and join the protests to look for suspicious activity, according to officials familiar with the practice. At the Internal Revenue Service, dozens of undercover agents chase suspected tax evaders worldwide, by posing as tax preparers, accountants drug dealers or yacht buyers...
  • Holder Takes Death Penalty off Table for Gang Members Charged with Killing Cop

    11/16/2014 4:49:00 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 70 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 15 Nov 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Holder Takes Death Penalty off Table for Gang Members Charged with Killing Cop by AWR Hawkins 15 Nov 2014 753 post a comment On November 14, federal prosecutors made it clear that Attorney General Eric Holder has "taken the death penalty off the table" for four men charged in the gang-related murder of Waynesboro, Virginia, police officer, Captain Kevin Quick. The Daily Progress reports that 45-year-old Quick was reported missing on February 1. His body was found days later. Siblings Daniel Mathis, Shantai Shelton, and Mersadies Shelton have been charged in the death. A fourth person, Kweli Uhuru, has also...
  • ‘Dreamer Moms’ fast near White House, hoping Obama will grant them legal status

    11/15/2014 6:43:39 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 68 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 14, 2014 | By Pamela Constable
    For 10 straight days and nights this month, Rosario Reyes did not eat. Each morning, she camped next to a monument in Lafayette Square, across from the White House. Each evening, she returned to a bunk bed at a nearby church. Reyes is a part-time babysitter and mother of three who has lived in suburban Maryland for a decade. She is also an illegal immigrant from El Salvador, and she had vowed to remain in the park without eating until President Obama signed an order offering temporary legal status to immigrants in her situation.
  • Opinion - Why the House GOP should threaten another government shutdown

    11/14/2014 4:00:40 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 14, 2014 | By JON HEALEY
    Decisions, decisions. Congressional Republicans are torn over how to respond to President Obama's executive order allowing more of the people who've settled in the United States illegally to apply for temporary visas and work permits. Although they all see this as an abuse of power, some Republicans want to threaten another government shutdown to try to block Obama, while others want to try to roll back the initiative bit by bit. The choice facing Republicans boils down to this: Do they repeat the hardball tactics they used last fall in a vain attempt to defund Obamacare or do they pick...
  • Obama Doubling Down Right Out Of Radicals' Handbook

    11/14/2014 3:59:20 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Investors.com ^ | November 14, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Defiance: Bypassing Congress on amnesty, and the rest of President Obama's double-down response to the voters' rejection of his policies, should shock no one. "Never let up" is one of Saul Alinsky's "Rules For Radicals." 'Will Obama fade or fight?" asks the headline of a Los Angeles Times story reporting the details of how "an unbowed President Barack Obama" will, to quote the president, "squeeze every last little bit of opportunity" to enact the rest of his agenda over his final two years in office. "Down But Not Out," Obama "Presses Ahead," says a New York Times headline to a...
  • The Big Money Behind the Push for an Immigration Overhaul

    11/14/2014 12:23:17 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 14, 2014 | By JULIA PRESTON
    ... The White House calls — and the president’s decision itself — reflected the clout the immigrant movement has built up in recent years, as it grew from a cluster of scattered Washington lobbying groups into a national force. A vital part of that expansion has involved money: major donations from some of the nation’s wealthiest liberal foundations, including the Ford Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Open Society Foundations of the financier George Soros, and the Atlantic Philanthropies. Over the last decade those donors have invested more than $300 million in immigrant organizations, including many fighting for...
  • U.S. seeks to ease influx of Central American child migrants

    11/14/2014 11:44:35 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 14, 2014 | BY ANNA YUKHANANOV
    Washington will allow some children in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to apply for refugee status from their home countries, Vice President Joe Biden announced on Friday, in a bid to stem an exodus of undocumented migrants to the U.S. border through Mexico. The program only applies to children whose parents are legal residents of the United States. It is unclear how much impact the plan, which begins in December, would have on the migration problem, given a 4,000-person quota for refugee applications from all of Latin America. In a fact sheet, the State Department said there may be some...
  • In plan to cut deportations, Obama makes the right move

    11/14/2014 7:36:29 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | November 14, 2014 | Editorial
    Asserting the full power of his office, President Obama is expected to announce a set of reforms to the country’s immigration enforcement system, a plan that would offer a temporary reprieve from deportation to up to 5 million undocumented immigrants. By taking action through an executive order, the president signals to a fractious Congress, where immigration legislation has been stalled for years, that humanitarian concerns must, in the end, be weighed against the costs of inaction. The political fallout on immigration will be volatile. But the human cost of inaction — the families upended, the lives disrupted — is much...
  • When Playing the Nazi Card, At Least Get It Right

    11/13/2014 6:44:41 PM PST · by The_Harlequin · 29 replies
    Uncommon Sense ^ | 11-12-14 | Chris Shugart
    Using the Nazi analogy to discredit political opponents is a popular game that seems to work best as a substitute for honest criticism. Although such comparisons usually do little more than expose one’s ignorance of the actual history of the Third Reich, it doesn’t mean that valid comparisons don’t exist. Within the right context, similarities can be drawn, Godwin's Law be damned. Actually, there’s only one good reason why the subject should ever be brought up in the first place. Nazi Germany was a fundamental transformation of a parliamentary democracy that became a one party dictatorship. Just as important, it...
  • Americans’ Cellphones Targeted in Secret U.S. Spy Program (DOJ Program)

    11/13/2014 4:39:00 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 27 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/13/2014 | DEVLIN BARRETT
    WASHINGTON—The Justice Department is scooping up data from thousands of cellphones through fake communications towers deployed on airplanes, a high-tech hunt for criminal suspects that is snagging a large number of innocent Americans, according to people familiar with the operations. The U.S. Marshals Service program, which became fully functional around 2007, operates Cessna aircraft from at least five metropolitan-area airports, with a flying range covering most of the U.S. population, according to people familiar with the program. Planes are equipped with devices—some known as “dirtboxes” to law-enforcement officials because of the initials of the Boeing Co. unit that produces them—which...
  • GOP REP: IMPEACHMENT AN OPTION IF OBAMA MOVES ON EXECUTIVE AMNESTY

    11/13/2014 12:52:51 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 229 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/13/2014 | Caroline May
    Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) says impeachment should be on the table if President Barack Obama moves forward with executive amnesty. Speaking with Breitbart News Wednesday evening, Jones explained that should Obama move to unilaterally legalize undocumented immigrants, it would be a constitutional issue, not an issue to be solved by restricting funding, as some Republicans have floated. “To me a constitutional question means that we have the option of impeachment,” Jones said, explaining that he thinks the best option to confront Obama’s executive amnesty would be impeachment. “We have a Constitution, and I am very disappointed from year to year...
  • Obamacare architect discussed misleading public in 4th newly uncovered video

    11/13/2014 12:04:07 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | Jake Tapper
    Washington(CNN)--As Congress voted on the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, in 2010, one of the bill's architects, MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, told a college audience that those pushing the legislation pitched it as a bill that would control spiraling health care costs even though most of the bill was focused on something else and there was no guarantee the bill would actually bend the cost curve.In recent days, the past comments of Gruber--who in this 2010 speech notes that he "helped write the federal bill" and "was a paid consultant to the Obama administration to help develop the technical details...
  • Buffalo police now coming to homes after funerals to look for guns

    11/13/2014 6:37:56 AM PST · by george76 · 115 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 13, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    I was close to beginning this article by saying only in New York. Sadly, that’s not true. There are a number of states today with some truly horrible gun laws and attitudes toward Second Amendment rights. But the Empire State is still right up near the top of that list and this story won’t do much to improve our reputation. Buffalo, New York police are now visiting the homes of those recently departed in search of firearms as part of a new plan to help keep tabs on local guns. The move, put into effect by Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda,...
  • Supreme Court lifts hold on gay marriage in Kansas

    11/12/2014 6:50:13 PM PST · by Coronal · 102 replies
    KCTV 5 ^ | Nov 12, 2014 | Laura McCallister
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court said Wednesday that same-sex marriages can go ahead in Kansas. The nation's highest court denied the state's request to prevent gay and lesbian couples from marrying while Kansas fights the issue in court. The state constitution includes a provision banning gay marriage, approved overwhelmingly by voters in 2005.
  • Jeanne Shaheen's Dishonest Claim That Obamacare Doesn't Cut Medicare

    11/13/2014 6:07:10 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 1 replies
    Forbes ^ | 10/22/2014 | Avik Roy
    Healthcare, Fiscal, and Tax 10/22/2014 Jeanne Shaheen's Dishonest Claim That Obamacare Doesn't Cut Medicare Avik Roy In last night’s U.S. Senate debate in New Hampshire between incumbent Jeanne Shaheen (D.) and challenger Scott Brown (R.), Shaheen uttered a flat-out, bald-faced lie: that Obamacare doesn’t cut Medicare spending to pay for its expansion of coverage to the uninsured. It’s a talking point that a number of Democratic Senate candidates—and their enablers in the lefty blogosphere—have been clinging to. And it’s embarrassingly dishonest. “I want to go back to Scott Brown’s suggestion that we’ve taken three-quarters of a trillion dollars out of...
  • Source: Obama to announce 10-point immigration plan via exec action as early as next week

    11/12/2014 3:43:56 PM PST · by jazusamo · 215 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 12, 2014 | Lucas Tomlinson
    EXCLUSIVE: President Obama is planning to unveil a 10-part plan for overhauling U.S. immigration policy via executive action -- including suspending deportations for millions -- as early as next Friday, a source close to the White House told Fox News. The president's plans were contained in a draft proposal from a U.S. government agency. The source said the plan could be announced as early as Nov. 21, though the date might slip a few days pending final White House approval. Obama was briefed at the White House by Homeland Security officials before leaving on his Asia-Pacific trip last week, Fox...
  • Dems Warn GOP Against Threatening Obama on Immigration

    11/12/2014 3:04:25 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | November 12, 2014 | By Ross Williams
    President Barack Obama should use his executive power to order immigration reform despite Republican threats, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer said Wednesday. "I join with my colleagues in urging the president to take action," he said, "And I urge my Republican friends to understand that that action would be temporary and can be replaced with a bill that we pass through the Congress of the United States." Republicans have responded to Obama's plans with intense metaphors.
  • Body cam video: Were San Diego police officers in the wrong?

    11/12/2014 8:10:23 AM PST · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 11 replies
    San Diego News 10 ^ | Nov 6, 2014 | Allison Ash
    SAN DIEGO - The attorney for a Marine under arrest on charges of battery on a police officer and resisting arrest told Team 10 the video recorded by the San Diego Police Department's own body cameras proves the officers were the real abusers. "What you're seeing here appears to be an assault and battery under color of authority," said attorney Paul Neuharth, who shared the video with Team 10. Neuharth is defending one of the Marines against the criminal charges. The incident happened Sept. 21 in the Gaslamp Quarter. According to Neuharth, the Marines were celebrating the return of one...
  • Dem think tank secret email: ‘All hands on deck’ to sell Iran deal to public

    11/12/2014 6:56:39 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov 12, 2014 | Adam Kredo
    Dem think tank secret email: ‘All hands on deck’ to sell Iran deal to public By Adam Kredo Published November 12, 2014 Washington Free Beacon A leading liberal think tank in Washington, D.C., has begun enlisting its associates in an “all-hands-on-deck effort to support” the Obama administration as it seeks to ink a nuclear deal with Iran by the end of the month, according to emails obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The Truman National Security Project, a nonprofit think tank with ties to the administration, is assembling a “crack team of writers” to flood national and local media outlets...
  • Obama refuses to give up his dictatorship

    11/11/2014 10:20:29 AM PST · by detective · 130 replies
    Renew America ^ | November 11, 2014 | Sher Zieve
    First and foremost, let me disabuse both Marxist Democrats and RINOs of the notion that the Republicans were elected so that they could compromise and get along with the Dems to enact legislation. That is NOT what occurred 4 November 2014. These elections – both nationwide and states' wide – were a repudiation and condemnation of big government, big spending, the US "progressive" (aka "Alinskyite") movement and – of course – Dictator-in-Chief Barack Hussein Obama; both his policies and him personally. In other words, the American people finally awakened from their long and dissatisfying slumber
  • City Seizes Art Studio [satire]

    11/11/2014 8:29:47 AM PST · by John Semmens · 58 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 Oct 2014 | John Semmens
    The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA) has received court approval of its seizure of the art studio of James Dupree. It plans to bulldoze it and sell the land to a private grocery chain. Despite renovating a dilapidated warehouse and converting it into an attractive and bustling center for artistic expression, Dupree’s property rights are being sacrificed to the PRA’s vision of what the City needs. “It’s a question of whether the rights of the collective community should take precedence over the rights of a single individual,” PRA Executive Director Ed Covington explained. “Far more people will eat the food sold...
  • House GOP Split on How to Stop Obama Executive Amnesty

    11/10/2014 3:30:40 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 90 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | November 10, 2014 | BY MICHAEL WARREN
    Rep. Matt Salmon of Arizona is pushing his Republican colleagues to try to block the president from using executive action on immigration, but his plan is likely to hit strong resistance from House leaders. The federal government is currently funded through a continuing resolution that runs out at midnight on December 11. Salmon, echoing similar calls from Republican senators Jeff Sessions of Alabama and Mike Lee of Utah, proposes that Congress pass a bill that would fund the government until early next year. If the president moves ahead with his executive amnesty, the expiring continuing resolution would give Republicans an...
  • Obama Starts Taking Executive Action on Immigration?

    11/10/2014 3:26:41 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 10, 2014 | By Joel Gehrke
    President Obama used his executive authority to increase the availability of visas for Chinese workers and students, a move that immigration hawks regard as a signal that his promised executive orders regarding immigration are coming soon. “Obama announced a new plan Monday to extend Chinese student visas to five years and business and tourist visas to 10 years, saying the move will boost jobs in the United States,” USA Today noted.
  • IRS Admits It Didn’t Really Look for Lois Lerner’s “Lost” Emails [satire]

    11/10/2014 9:05:39 AM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 Oct 2014 | John Semmens
    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen admitted that it didn’t exercise much effort to track down emails cited in an investigation of IRS abuses involving harassment of conservative political organizations. “Look, we were between a rock and a hard place,” Koskinen contended. “On the one hand, we have Congress and the Courts demanding we produce these documents. On the other hand, some very powerful and dangerous people were very determined that these documents never be found.” “If we defy Congress and the Courts the worst case scenario is we get held in contempt,” Koskinen pointed out. “It’s embarrassing. We look like crooks...
  • SEC to focus on executive-compensation rules, White says

    11/10/2014 8:51:18 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Market Watch ^ | November 10, 2014 | By Eric Garcia
    Securities and Exchange Commission Chairwoman Mary Jo White said the agency will be focused on implementing rules on executive compensation. “We have three or four [rules] yet to finish, including the clawbacks,” she said in an interview with CNBC at the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association. The agency has already adopted six rules regarding executive compensation. Under the Dodd-Frank law, the SEC is required to create rules to return compensation that was improperly received, called “clawbacks,” and create a rule to prevent securities exchanges from listing securities of companies that have not implemented such a policy. White said among...
  • GMA Promotes Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Program

    11/10/2014 8:08:23 AM PST · by PROCON · 21 replies
    mrc.org ^ | Nov. 10, 2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    On Monday, ABC’s Good Morning America provided First Lady Michelle Obama’s school lunch program, entitled the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, with some free publicity. Co-host George Stephanopoulos touted how “new federal guidelines pushed by the First Lady have cafeterias serving up healthier foods. And a new study finds those lunches may be better than the ones parents pack for their kids.”The ABC co-host then turned to contributor Claire Shipman, wife of former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, to further promote the study’s findings: School cafeteria lunches. For years, they've been the butt of jokes. But this morning a new...
  • Obama Urges FCC to Seize Sweeping New Internet Powers to Save Net Neutrality

    11/10/2014 7:08:26 AM PST · by abb · 58 replies
    National Journal ^ | November 10, 2014 | Brendan Sasso
    President Obama leapt directly into the net neutrality fight Monday, urging the Federal Communications Commission to claim expansive new powers over the Internet to enact the "strongest possible" rules. Under his plan, the FCC would classify broadband Internet as a "telecommunication service," a provision the agency already uses to regulate telephone companies. Broadband providers like Comcast and Verizon have been lobbying fiercely against the same classification for Internet service, warning it would strangle their industry with utility-style regulations. Obama noted that the FCC is an independent agency and that the ultimate decision will be up to Chairman Tom Wheeler and...