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  • GOP support grows to force shutdown over funding ObamaCare

    07/22/2013 10:05:21 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | By Jonathan Easley - 07/22/13 08:32 AM ET
    Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) said he’s recruited more than a dozen Senate Republicans willing to shut down the government to prevent President Obama’s healthcare law from going into effect. Lee said the Republicans would block a continuing resolution to fund the government beyond Sept. 30 if it includes funding for ObamaCare. “This is the last stop before ObamaCare fully kicks in on Jan. 1 of next year for us to refuse to fund it,” Lee said Monday on “Fox and Friends.”
  • WSJ: Rise of the Warrior Cop

    07/21/2013 2:13:25 PM PDT · by ronnietherocket3 · 39 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 19, 2013 | RADLEY BALKO
    On Jan. 4 of last year, a local narcotics strike force conducted a raid on the Ogden, Utah, home of Matthew David Stewart at 8:40 p.m. The 12 officers were acting on a tip from Mr. Stewart's former girlfriend, who said that he was growing marijuana in his basement. Mr. Stewart awoke, naked, to the sound of a battering ram taking down his door. Thinking that he was being invaded by criminals, as he later claimed, he grabbed his 9-millimeter Beretta pistol. (I don't know is we can copy and paste from WSJ, so I just copied the first paragraph...
  • Mysterious message appears in Salt Lake City street

    07/19/2013 1:08:08 PM PDT · by oxcart · 30 replies
    fox13now.com ^ | 07/17/13 | Caroline Connolly
    SALT LAKE CITY — A message that has been showing up on city streets around the world recently popped up in Salt Lake City. It’s a mysterious image known as a Toynbee Tile, a small square containing a cryptic message for the public. The image has been painted onto roadways for decades, but to date, no one has been able to figure out who is behind it all. Recently, one appeared at the intersection of State Street and 200 South, conveying a message that read, “House of Hades. Tiles made from the ground bones of dead journalists.” The quote has...
  • 12 states sue EPA over agency's alleged 'sue and settle' tactics

    07/16/2013 11:09:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 17, 2013/
    Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt and the attorneys general of 11 other states sued the Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday, demanding that the agency turn over documents the states allege will show the agency cooperates with environmental groups as part of a "sue and settle" legal strategy to develop regulations. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Oklahoma City, alleges that binding consent decrees between the EPA and environmental groups that have sued the agency over the years have led to new rules and regulations for states without allowing their attorneys general to defend their interests and those of its...
  • Utah state legislator wants to end compulsory education

    07/16/2013 4:46:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | Tuesday, July 16, 2013 | (Associated Press)
    The idea of forcing children to attend school is outdated and should be scrapped in favor of a system that encourages learning by choice, state Sen. Aaron Osmond said in calling for an end to compulsory education in Utah. “Some parents act as if the responsibility to educate, and even care for their child, is primarily the responsibility of the public school system,” the South Jordan Republican first wrote on a state Senate blog on Friday. … Osmond said that in the current state of public education, teachers do not receive meaningful support from parents, while at the same time...
  • Dem senator (Klobuchar): Federal charges for Zimmerman a 'tough' call for DOJ

    07/14/2013 8:14:40 AM PDT · by maggief · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 14 2013 | Bernie Becker
    Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) said Sunday that the Justice Department had a tough choice in deciding whether to bring federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman. A former prosecutor, Klobuchar said that the department would need to wait until their investigation collected all the evidence they could. “I know that investigation’s going on. As a former prosecutor, I know you wait until you see all the evidence,” Klobuchar said on ABC’s “This Week.” “They’re going to have to make that decision. It’ll be a tough one.” (snip) On “This Week,” Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) called the verdict “devastating.” “I just...
  • 23 injured in Pamplona as bull run ends in a stampede by the revelers

    07/13/2013 10:08:08 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 13 2013 | AP
    PAMPLONA, Spain — The penultimate bull run of Spain’s San Fermin festival left at least 23 people injured Saturday, when thrill-seekers fleeing the beasts were crushed at the narrow entrance to the bullring, officials said. An American citizen from Ohio was one of two runners gored. As the huge animals thundered into the entrance of the tunnel, they were blocked by a mound of dozens of people who had fallen and were piled on top of one other. One bull that had fallen before the entrance got up and charged into the clogged passageway. Two steers jumped over the pile...
  • LGBT non-discrimination act clears Senate committee (with RINO support)

    07/10/2013 10:51:36 AM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7-10-2013
    Wednesday morning, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions approved the Employee Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA, as it’s commonly referred to. The bill prohibits workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. It was first considered by the committee in 2002 and was the subject of hearings in 2009 and 2012. Three Republicans, Sens. Orrin Hatch (Utah), Lisa Murkowski (Ark.) and the bill’s original co-sponsor, Mark Kirk (Ill.) joined 12 Democrats to quickly approve what committee chairman Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) called “historic legislation.” In his statement, Harkin reiterated the main points of the bill, stressing that...
  • Obama Inc. Blocking Access to AFRICOM Colonel with Benghazi Info

    07/05/2013 5:42:16 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 33 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 7-5-2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    July 5, 2013 Obama Inc. Blocking Access to AFRICOM Colonel with Benghazi Info Daniel Greenfield A suspicious mind would suspect that Obama Inc. has something to hide about Benghazi and doesn’t want to risk having the same kind of testimony from the military end that we saw from top diplomatic personnel who turned whistleblowers.Fortunately I’m not the suspicious type at all. I’m sure this is all just some sort of misunderstanding involving the DOD being unable to find one of its own key people. Marine Corps Col. George Bristol was in a key position in the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM)...
  • Will The Decriminalization of Polygamy Increase The Number of Republican Voters?

    07/03/2013 8:50:16 AM PDT · by pinochet · 28 replies
    Whenever I hear of Republicans supporting the prosecution of Mormon Fundamentalist sects which practice polygamy, I often shake my head in amazement. Republicans are often called the stupid party, because they support liberal policies that harm the interests of the the party and its supporters. First of all, polygamous lifestyles are perfectly legal in America, for people associated with leftist causes. Hippie Communes were very common in America in the 1960s and 1970s, and they received high-profile favorable coverage in the liberal media. Communes were places where many men and women lived together in a spirit of free-love, and most...
  • UT:Gun advocates plan 5k run

    06/28/2013 5:18:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    abc4.com ^ | 26 June, 2013 | Kim Johnson
    SPANISH FORK (ABC4 News) - Gun enthusiasts in Utah are lacing up their running shoes. It's all for a 5k showing their support for the Second Amendment. And they'll be running with their guns From handguns to assault rifles, Utahns wanting to exercise their right to carry firearms in plain view now have another place to do it. On a 3.1 mile course mapped out in Spanish Fork. It's called open carry. In Utah, it's legal to openly carry a gun without a permit as long as the owner isn't a felon and the gun is two actions away from...
  • Feds to Protect “Endangered” Mouse ( and kill NM, AZ & CO farmers/ranchers/oil/gas )

    06/27/2013 3:24:54 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 25, 2013
    American taxpayers will be tremendously relieved to know that the U.S. government is hard at work trying to get official endangered status for ... the New Mexico meadow jumping mouse and the feds want to designate it a critical habitat protected under the Endangered Species Act, the 1973 law signed by President Richard Nixon to protect species from extinction as a “consequence of economic growth and development untempered by adequate concern and conservation.” The federal government’s list of more than 1,300 threatened or endangered species ... The Service is proposing to designate around 14,561 acres of critical habitat along streams...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 June 2013

    06/23/2013 6:08:49 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 156 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 23 June 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows June 23th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Mike Lee, R-Utah; Gabriel Gomez, Republican nominee for Senate in Massachusetts.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; Reps. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., and Mike Rogers, R-Mich.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.THIS WEEK (ABC): Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency; Reps. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas; Mike Kelly, R-Pa.; and Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky.,...
  • Border security proposal gives Napolitano new waivers

    06/23/2013 5:15:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 22, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    Analysts looking through the new border security deal in the Senate say it includes waivers that would let Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano refuse to build any new fencing or install the new technology the plan lays out in close detail. The senators who struck the deal late this week said they were trying to take the decision-making away from the Obama administration and ensure that new fencing and technology would be deployed, but the latest version gives Ms. Napolitano or her successors the ability to waive or ignore those requirements. ... A number of Republicans said they didn’t trust...
  • El Dorado County Sheriff Strips Forest Service Of State-Law Enforcement Power ( CA )

    06/22/2013 6:12:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 65 replies
    CBS13 ^ | June 21, 2013
    The El Dorado County Sheriff says he’s not happy with the U.S. Forest Service, so he’s stripping them of their authority by keeping them from enforcing state law within the county. Sheriff John D’Agostini is taking the unusual step of pulling the police powers from the federal agency because he says he has received “numerous, numerous complaints.” In a letter obtained by CBS13, the sheriff informs the federal agency that its officers will no longer be able to enforce California state law anywhere in his county. “I take the service that we provide to the citizens of El Dorado County...
  • Six 2012 House losers to watch in 2014

    06/22/2013 2:16:44 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 22, 2013 | Cameron Joseph
    That's what some defeated House candidates from 2012 are hoping, at least. Several failed candidates who ran strong campaigns, but fell just short last year, are back for a rematch this election cycle. Whether they can use lessons learned in their losing campaign to change next year's results will go a long way in determining which party gains seats in the House.
  • Obama administration cuts back oil shale development

    06/22/2013 5:59:08 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 37 replies
    fox ^ | 6-22-13 | Kelly David Burke
    Controversy is heating up over an administration plan to drastically reduce the amount of federal lands available for oil shale development in the American West. The Bush administration had set aside 1.3 million acres for oil shale and tar sands development in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. The new Bureau of Land Management plan cuts that amount by two-thirds, down to 700,000 acres, a decision that has prompted industry outrage. "What they basically did was make it so that nobody is going to want to spend money going after oil shale on federal government lands," said Dan Kish, Senior Vice President...
  • Bipartisan Group of Senators: Quit Arming Syrian Rebels

    06/20/2013 12:04:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 6.20.13 | Matt Purple
    What can bring a New England liberal and a southern Tea Partier together, other than the theme song from “The Odd Couple”? Staying out of Syria’s messy civil war. From Sen. Rand Paul’s press office: Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Mike Lee (R-UT), Chris Murphy (D-CT), and Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced bipartisan legislation to prohibit the President from using any funds on activities that would escalate U.S. involvement in the Syrian civil war. The bill would ban the Department of Defense, the CIA and all other intelligence agencies from funding any military, paramilitary or covert operations in Syria. The...
  • Sen. Mike Lee: Justice Roberts’ Obamacare ruling was ‘a betrayal of his judicial oath’

    06/20/2013 1:27:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, was disappointed when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Obamacare. One year later — having thought about the case, gotten some distance from the issue, reviewed the ruling opinion — he’s confident of one thing: Chief Justice John Roberts engaged in “a betrayal of his judicial oath,” one that amounts to “a form of tyranny.” “In this case, I can’t be sure what exactly motivated Chief Justice John Roberts,” Lee said last night during a Charles Koch Institute event on “Freedom, Laws, and the Commerce Clause” at the Kirby Center for Constitutional Studies. “But what we do...
  • Miss Utah Got Something Right ('we need to create education better')

    06/18/2013 11:46:31 AM PDT · by drewh · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | JUN. 18, 2013, 9:08 AM | Amelia Acosta
    In a badly botched answer to the final question during this year's Miss America Pageant, Miss Utah Marissa Powell stammered something unintelligible about men and women in the workplace and saw the crown slip away. Her answer has already gone viral, but she did manage to hit on something true about the current state of the U.S.: education-wise, we're in trouble. Her mumbled advice to "create better education" is actually valid in light of a chronic achievement gap that could threaten America's economic future The Renewing America initiative released its federal education progress report today under the moniker "Remedial Education."...