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Obama to Arizona Governor: Don't Call Me, I'll Call You
"Brewer will be in Washington to meet with other governors. She said Friday that she had asked to meet with Obama and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to discuss border security and immigration but Obama's schedule "doesn't allow for a meeting" with her, White House spokesman Adam Abrams said, adding that the president "does intend to sit down with the governor in the future."
Oh boy: Obama proposed downsizing Coast Guard crisis center three months before spill
"And what was O thinking when he decided to scale back this particular agency knowing that he was about to irritate the left by coming out in favor of offshore drilling?"
National Black Power Convention Prepares For War Agains White Racists
"With the rise of the Tea Party, the white-right and other racist forces. With gun sales nationwide at an all time high amongst whites, with a mood that is more anti-Black than any time recent, it is imperative that we organize our forces, pool our resources and prepare for war!" Chairman Malik Zulu Shabazz, Esq. Convention Convener and Party Chairman. [Watch Video]
FBI Data Again Shows More Guns = Less Crime
FBI released crime statistics that should cause the applauding anti-gunners to sit on their hands. The statistics indicate that between 2008 and 2009, as gun sales soared, the number of murders in our country decreased 7.2 percent. That amounts to about an 8.2 percent decrease in the per capita murder rate, after the increase in our nation's legal and illegal population is taken into account. And it translates into about a 10.5 percent decrease in the murder rate between 2004, when the ban expired, and the end of 2009. And finally, it means that in 2009 our nation's murder rate fell to a 45-year low.
Obama, ACORN and Stealth Socialism
As an ex-ACORN insider and ex-radical who used Democrat donor lists to raise money for ACORN alter-ego Project Vote and designed the ACORN 2005, 2006 and 2007 Political Operations Year End PowerPoint presentations, I know that President Obama (for whom I now regretfully admit I proudly voted) was an ACORN guy for many years and realize that he became the instrument for the implementation of its stealth socialism agenda.
Destroyed by court order: The footage of a Landrieu staffer admitting the senator’s office had no problem with their phones
A spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney’s office said Saturday that U.S. Magistrate Daniel Knowles III ordered the footage removed. O’Keefe made the claim Friday in a posting on his Twitter social networking site.
AZ governor suspends Dem AG from immigration-law defense
Late Friday night as the Memorial Day weekend began, Arizona’s Republican Gov. Jan Brewer, in effect, suspended the state’s Democratic attorney general from defending the new law in upcoming legal challenges. The measure, known as S.B. 1070, is due to take effect this summer and, among other things, allows local police under federal guidelines to check the immigration status of people they stop. (For a full list of background stories, see Related Items below.)
Rush is right, says Chris Matthews?
Newsbusters captures this surprising moment from last night’s Hardball, in which we see just how much of the tingle has run out of Chris Matthews’ leg. Matthews praises Rush Limbaugh for his Bill Clinton impersonation, but that’s not what Matthews says Rush got right. Rush notes that when it came to picking dealmakers, Barack Obama really knew what he was doing and Matthews apparently agrees:
Another set of flat economic indicators
If the economy is making an "amazing resurgence," as John Kerry claimed this week, then someone forgot to tell the American consumer. After picking up the spending pace in the winter, Americans have started saving again, as consumer spending went flat in April:
Ginni Thomas: Democrats Imposing Tyranny
They gave us a government that’s supposed to make us "citizens, not subjects; to be self-governed, not to be ruled by a tyranny in Washington," Thomas says. "Whether it’s a soft tyranny or a hard tyranny, it’s time to put our foot down. If we don’t stop this train that’s headed for a cliff right now, we won’t have the country we grew up in."
Democrats try to nix 'America Speaking Out' funds through 'YouCut'
Democrats sought to kill two GOP projects with one stone on Friday, proposing that Republicans' "America Speaking Out" project be targeted for elimination under the "YouCut" initiative.
Census workers can enter your apartment in your absence
What many Americans don’t realize, is that census workers from the head of the Bureau and the Secretary of Commerce (its parent agency) down to the lowliest and newest Census employee are empowered under federal law to actually demand access to any apartment or any other type of home or room that is rented out, in order to count persons in the abode and for the collection of statistics. If the landlord of such apartment or other leased premises refuses to grant the government worker access to your living quarters, whether you are present or not, the landlord can be fined $500.00. Bob Barr, "Isn’t it great to live in a "free" country?" We hear ya Bob! And Americans are painted as being Nazi.
HOT AiR, "Quote"
Much the way free speech rules protect everyone from preachers to haters, it doesn’t matter what you think of Sarah Palin. If you believe in Hillary Clinton’s right to privacy, then you also have to support it for the pit bull with lipstick. We agree!! Double standards abound.
Obama’s counterterror advisor: We’re not at war with "jihadists"
Not only does he occasionally refer to Jerusalem by its Palestinian revanchist name "al-Quds," he’s also the one who recently advocated reaching out to, er, "moderate elements" of Hezbollah. Imagine how surprised they’ll be when they find out they’ve misunderstood what "jihad" means.
Racists pass strict illegal immigration bill - in Massachusetts?
With one lawmaker citing President Lincoln's respect for the rule of law, the Massachusetts Senate passed a far-reaching crackdown this afternoon on illegal immigrants and those who would hire them, going further, senators said, than any immigration bill proposed over the past five years.
Obama's dereliction on the oil spill
"Stop the damn politics, quit pointing fingers, and focus on finding a solution. Nothing else matters until the well is capped. What has been desperately needed from the beginning of this tragedy is leadership. What we've gotten instead from the White House has been blame shifting, bureaucratic gamesmanship, and political opportunism." Shout it from the rooftops!
US money supply plunges at 1930s pace as Obama eyes fresh stimulus
"It’s frightening," said Professor Tim Congdon from International Monetary Research. "The plunge in M3 has no precedent since the Great Depression. The dominant reason for this is that regulators across the world are pressing banks to raise capital asset ratios and to shrink their risk assets. This is why the US is not recovering properly," he said.
Sestak White House scandal called 'impeachable offense'
"This is a pretty extraordinary charge: 'They tried to bribe me out of the race by offering me a job,'" he said on Greta Van Susteran's "On the Record" program on the Fox News Channel. "Look, that's a violation of the federal code: 18 USC 600 says that a federal official cannot promise employment, a job in the federal government, in return for a political act.
US troops won't be used to stop illegal immigration
US National Guard troops being sent to the Mexican border will be used to stem the flow of guns and drugs across the frontier and not to enforce US immigration laws, the State Department said Wednesday.
Two more Census workers blow the whistle
Labor doesn't check the Census hiring figure or whether the jobs are actually new or recycled. It considers a new job to have been created if someone is hired to work at least one hour a month
Former NYT Bureau Chief Wants Greek-style Riots in US - Media Silent
The New York Times's former Middle East Bureau Chief thinks violent revolt is a laudable response to economic woes, and that murder is at least acceptable in pursuit of a far-left agenda. The media so concerned with the potential for violence from conservative groups are completely silent.
US Lawmakers Target Pre-paid Cellphones
The legislation would require buyers of pre-paid cell phones to show identification when they purchase them and mandate that telephone companies keep the information on file as they do with subscription cell phones. Just one more piece of freedom and right to privacy being taken away for the "greater good".
THE SAD ROAD TO SOCIALISM
Socialism is the mechanism which transforms government from its noble role as a protector into a predator and, since the citizens of our fine country seem determined to plow through socialism to its bitter end, we should examine the territory through which these three sad steps lead. The core result of socialism is the destruction of private property and wealth.
GOP Begins Seeking Ideas from Public
In an effort to shed its image as a "party of no" with few original ideas to challenge the Democrat-controlled Congress and White House, House Republicans on Tuesday will begin a campaign to ask the general public for input in drafting their next agenda.
Daily Presidential Tracking Poll
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 24% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-four percent (44%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -20
Private pay shrinks to historic lows
Paychecks from private business shrank to their smallest share of personal income in U.S. history during the first quarter of this year, a USA TODAY analysis of government data finds.
Census Workers Blow Whistle on Obama Admin. Faking Jobs
Naomi Cohn, told The Post that she was hired and fired a number of times by Census. Each time she was hired back, it seems, Census was able to report the creation of a new job to the Labor Department. Labor doesn't check the Census hiring figure or whether the jobs are actually new or recycled. It considers a new job to have been created if someone is hired to work at least one hour a month.
GOP tries to upend NC campaign backed by tea party
Tim D'Annunzio, a congressional candidate in North Carolina's most competitive district, has run an anti-establishment campaign with vows to dismantle entire branches of the federal government. His ideas have drawn support from tea party activists, and he has raised more money from individuals than his GOP rival while also contributing more than $1 million to his own campaign.
Chamber joins suit against union rule
Under the rule, workers who don’t vote in a union election are not counted as votes either for or against forming a union. Such non-votes previously were counted as votes against forming a union, and labor organizers needed to win a majority of a company’s employees’ votes to form a union. The new rule is expected to trigger more unionization at railway and airline companies that are covered by the law.
The Next Bailout: $165B for Unions
Senator Bob Casey, (D-Pa.), is introducing legislation for a bailout of troubled union pension funds. If passed, the bill could put another $165 billion in liabilities on the shoulders of American taxpayers.
Unions to spend $100M in 2010 campaign to save Dem majorities
At least two influential unions will spend close to $100 million on the 2010 election, with most of those funds going to protect incumbents. Union officials told The Hill they plan to help endangered members - particularly freshmen - who made politically difficult votes in a year during which an anti-incumbent mood has filled the country. Why aren't they putting that money towards their pension fund deficits?
We the People’s War against the ObamaGov has Officially Begun
Obama began his war against We-the-People even before he usurped the office of President of the United States. He promised to destroy the USA as we have known it-in any way he could. In ObamaSpeak this was known as "transforming" the United States of America. On this specific campaign promise, he has been extremely successful; but only successful with his Marxist brother and sisterhood. Not with the majority body of the American people.
Arizona sheriff urges no travel to Mexico after ad
Upset by an ad placed in a Phoenix newspaper, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is calling on Arizonans to avoid traveling to Mexico. The half-page full-color advertisement appearing in Friday's The Arizona Republic features a man who appears to be in the military gazing through binoculars with words proclaiming, "We are looking for people from Arizona."
Obama Call for 'International Order' Raises Questions About U.S. Sovereignty
President Obama is facing criticism for his declaration over the weekend that he would seek a new "international order," with some questioning how much U.S. sovereignty the administration is willing to cede in exchange for more global cooperation.
Senator: No Kagan hearings without Clinton files
"We're heading to what could be a train wreck," Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama said. "I don't believe that this committee can go forward with an adequate hearing" without all records from Kagan's tenure as a White House counsel and then domestic policy adviser to President Bill Clinton.
Taxpayer Funded Terrorism
Terrorism expert Steve Emerson broke the story two weeks ago that the GSA was shelling out $23,000 a month to rent office space for the Census Bureau in an Alexandria, Va., building owned by the Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center, a mosque with ties to Anwar al Awlaki, a leading Islamic terrorist recruiter.
CBS Propaganda Placement: Conspiracy Theorists Are Anti-American, Domestic Terrorists
A primetime CBS show that aired last week featured a notable example of so called "propaganda placement", where a talking point is inserted into the plot in order to shape public perception, often at the behest of the government.
BP-Gate: 34 Days and Obama Still Lets Oil Giant Run Show
As tons of oil continued to spew into the Gulf of Mexico for the 34th day, the Obama administration again threatened to remove British Petroleum from the massive cleanup. But administration officials admit they’re neither prepared nor equipped to take on the massive crisis.
Obama Seeks Power to Force Votes on Spending Cuts
President Obama on Monday is sending legislation to Congress that would allow him to force lawmakers to vote on cutting wasteful programs from spending bills. The legislation would award Obama and his successors the ability to take two months or more to scrutinize spending bills that have already been signed into law for pet projects and other dubious programs. He could then send Congress a package of spending cuts for a mandatory up-or-down vote on whether to accept or reject them.
Yemeni Cleric Advocates Killing US Civilians
An American-Yemeni cleric whose Internet sermons are believed to have helped inspire attacks on the U.S. has advocated the killing of American civilians in an al-Qaida video released Sunday.
President Obama Deeply Connected To Organizers Of Recent Angry Street Mob Actions
"Barack Obama and his administration, is shamefully deeply connected to the people and organizations that recently organized street mob protests, terrifying a teenage child in his own home, and storming bank buildings (violating how many Federal laws?) in a show of uncivil disobedience (intimidation)."
Daily Presidential Tracking Poll
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 25% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-three percent (43%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -18 Sixty-three percent (63%) of voters nationwide favor repeal of the health care law. That’s the highest level of support for repeal yet measured.
South Korea Threatens War If North Korea Makes One More Provocation
South Korea's Lee Myung-bak announced his retaliation plan for the attack on the Cheonan this morning in Seoul. Although restrained like he has been for the past two months, the president finally referred to the possibility of war: "If our territorial waters, airspace or territory are militarily violated, we will immediately exercise our right of self-defense."
Is This Just a Nightmare, or Did It Really Happen?
Over the past week we witnessed presidential and congressional disloyalty without precedent in American history, events that should be indelibly imprinted on the American electorate's collective memory. For the first time (at least to this writer's knowledge), a foreign head of state who is promoting an ongoing, aggressive, illegal, and often violent invasion of America came to our country, met with our president, and, from the White House itself, received our president's implicit but obvious public support for that invasion; and that same foreign leader spoke to Congress and received a standing ovation from its Democrat members' for his country's war on America's borders. [EDIT] And the Republican response? Crickets...shameful!
Nouriel Roubini said the bubble would burst and it did. So what next?
"In the US there is a lack of bipartisanship between Democrats and Republicans, in Germany Merkel has just lost the majority in her legislature, in Japan you have a weak and ineffective government, in Greece you have riots and strikes," he says. "The point is that a lot of sacrifices will have to be made in these countries but many of the governments are weak or divided. It is that political strain that markets are worried about. The view is: you can announce anything, we'll see whether you're going to implement it."
Dow Theorist Richard Russell: Sell Everything, You Won’t Recognize America By The End Of The Year...
Just as for years I asked, cajoled, insisted, threatened, demanded, that my subscribers buy gold, I am now insisting, demanding, begging my subscribers to get OUT of stocks (including C and BYD, but not including golds) and get into cash or gold (bullion if possible). If the two Averages violate their May 7 lows, I see a major crash as the outcome. Pul - leeze, get out of stocks now, and I don’t give a damn whether you have paper losses or paper profits!
DEA: No Comment on Drug Cartel Obtaining Intelligence Reports That DEA Provided to High-Level Mexican Authorities
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) declined to comment on reports that a drug cartel from the northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa had access to documents detailing Mexico’s counter-narcotic operations, including information that the DEA had provided to high-level officials in Mexico’s Public Safety Department.
Obama's Nominee to Run Medicare: 'The Decision is Not Whether or Not We Will Ration Care--The Decision is Whether We Will Ration Care With Our Eyes Open'
In choosing Berwick, the Obama administration is implicitly admitting that the health care law passed by the Democrats in March will lead to the rationing of health care, said Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.)
The GOP trumpets a victory on Obama's home turf
The celebration at Hawaii Republican Party headquarters was barely 15 minutes old as Charles Djou, the GOP's newest darling, had already moved past the historic victory and turned his sights toward the general election in November.
U.S. drops criminal probe of AIG executives
The criminal probe had focused on whether Joseph Cassano, who ran the financial products unit, and Andrew Forster, his deputy, knowingly misled investors about the company's accounting losses on its credit default swaps portfolio. Why was it dropped? Because Obama got all the political and media traction he could out of it. It now serves no purpose to Obama.
Senators: Obama admin keeps Congress in dark on intel
The Obama administration has failed to keep congressional intelligence officials in the loop on the investigation into the botched Times Square bombing, as required by law, the top Democrat and Republican on the Senate intelligence committee charged in a letter this week.
Obama Formally Creates Oil Spill Commission
In order to make sure that the "unprecedented" disaster like the oil spill in the Gulf never happens again, Obama announced in his weekly address that he has signed the executive order creating the bipartisan National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling. Another ineffective commission that will do nothing.
S.C. bill gives tax break to businesses that don't layoff employees
Businesses that lay off the most employees would pay the most in employment taxes under a new plan state lawmakers have approved.
Obama campaigning against Bush--again
It doesn’t matter that George W. Bush left office 16 months ago. The White House’s mid-term election strategy is becoming clear - pit the Democrats of 2010 against the Republicans circa 2006, 2008 and 2009, including Bush.
Who’s To Blame For SEIU Thug Tactics at Bank Exec’s Home? Would You Believe The Tea Parties?
We’ve always known that there’s no equivocation a like leftist’s equivocation. But this one has raised the bar (or do I mean lowered?). Megyn Kelly interviewed Erica Payne on the thug-like tactics of SEIU this past Sunday as hundreds of them stormed the front door of Bank of America executive Greg Baer’s home. Payne barely gets out a perfunctory condemnation of the mob tactics before she launched into a hilarious attempt at blaming the Tea Party activists as the root of the problem:
Two Can Play the Immigration Bracelet Game
At the end of last month, California Rep. Joe Baca was urging his House colleagues to "wear bracelets proclaiming their opposition to Arizona’s strict new immigration law." The bracelet he came up with looks like this:
Fox too liberal for you? Kelsey Grammer backs upstart right-wing TV network, RightNetwork
"There's wrong, and there's right, right network, all that's right with the world," Grammer says in a video clip on the network's Web site. Likewise, the network's promotional materials say it will focus on entertainment with "pro-America," "pro-business, pro-military sensibilities" that will ultimately invite conversation and influence "the national conversation."
17 States Now Filing Versions of Arizona's Immigration Bill SB 1070
ALIPAC has documented the following 17 states are following Arizona's lead in response to citizen pressure. ARKANSAS, IDAHO, INDIANA, MARYLAND, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEBRASKA, NEVADA, NEW JERSEY, OHIO, OKLAHOMA, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, SOUTH CAROLINA, TEXAS, UTAH
History in the making: Dems refuse to present a budget
By some estimates, we need to find $107 trillion over the next 75 years to fund all our promises. In the next 10 years alone, deficits will exceed $10 trillion - lifting annual debt payments by 300% to more than $900 billion a year. Given such a grim outlook, Congress should be in crisis mode, right? Wrong. In fact, our representatives have never been more frivolous, playing on like the band in the ballroom of the Titanic, sawing on their instruments as the ocean pours in.
24 predictions for remainder of 2010
First 6 months of 2010, Americans will continue to live in the 'unreality'... the period between July and October is when the financial fireworks will begin. The Fed will act unilaterally for its own survival irrespective of any political implications... (source is from insider at FED meetings). In the last quarter of the year we could even see Martial law, which is more likely for the first 6 months of 2011. The FDIC will collapse in September 2010. Commercial real estate is set to implode in 2010. Wall Street believes there is a 100% chance of crash in bond market, especially municipals sometime during 2010. The dollar will be devalued by the end of 2010.
House votes to expand national DNA arrest database
"Millions of Americans arrested for but not convicted of crimes will likely have their DNA forcibly extracted and added to a national database, according to a bill approved by the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday."
"Justice Department said it had to be taken down."
The Mojave Cross saga took yet another unexpected turn Thursday, when the contested symbol that vanished last week reappeared briefly before being taken down by federal officials.
US lifts sanctions against Russians linked to Iran
The Obama administration on Friday removed sanctions against three Russian organizations the U.S. had previously accused of assisting Iran's effort to develop nuclear weapons. Penalties against a fourth Russian entity previously accused of illicit arms sales to Syria also were lifted.
Obama Facing Mounting Anger for Handling of Oil Spill
Anger is growing along the Gulf Coast as an ooze of oil washes into delicate coastal wetlands in Lousiana, with residents questioning the federal government and others wondering how to clean up the monthlong mess that worsens with each day.
Texas Board Adopts New Social Studies Curriculum
During the monthslong process of creating the guidelines, conservatives have successfully strengthened the requirements on teaching the Judeo-Christian influences of the nation's Founding Fathers and attempted to water down rationale for the separation of church and state. The standards will refer to the U.S. government as a "constitutional republic," rather than "democratic," and students will be required to study the decline in the value of the U.S. dollar, including the abandonment of the gold standard.
Casey Research: Perfect Storm of Debt to Hit US
Though the commission’s task is to come up with ways to limit future deficits to 3 percent of GDP, the 3 percent limit is "just a hoop for the clowns to jump through," says Casey. "U.S. government finances are now past the point of no return," Casey researchers write in a report.
Money Manager Lekas: Dow Will Crash to 4,200
Rising U.S. interest rates and continued debt bailouts around the world will send U.S. stocks crashing at least another 60 percent, says John Lekas, chief executive and portfolio manager at Leader Capital. The Dow Jones Industrial Average will hit 4,200 to 5,000 in the second quarter of 2011, he says.
Crist Seeks AFL-CIO's Help
"I'm here for several reasons. I am here to learn, I am here to listen and I am here to show respect. There's not enough of that happening right now in government and politics," Crist said in a soft, humble tone. "I want your help, I want your vote, I want your support, I want your endorsement and I am asking for it." More proof Crist will be anybody's shill, even the communist founded AFL-CIO
FDIC: 'Problem' Banks at 775
FDIC officials said they expected the number of failed banks to peak this year after climbing steadily over the past three years. Regulators have shut 72 banks so far this year, more than double the number closed by this time last year. Ms. Bair said regulators were preparing for a steady pace of additional closures through the end of the year. A total of 237 banks have failed since the beginning of 2008.
D.C. Metro Police Escorted SEIU Protesters to Bank Of America Executive’s Home
The primary role of the Washington cops in this event was to protect the protesters. The D.C. officers had no authority to act to disperse the protesters even had the homeowner been present and asked them to vacate the private property. The event ended as a "dash one", no arrests, no citations, according to Friz. The Montgomery County units left the scene at 5:29 pm.
US lifts sanctions against Russians linked to Iran
he Obama administration on Friday removed sanctions against three Russian organizations the U.S. had previously accused of assisting Iran's effort to develop nuclear weapons. Penalties against a fourth Russian entity previously accused of illicit arms sales to Syria also were lifted.
Sarah Palin will discuss midterm elections on Fox News Sunday
Sarah Palin will share her predictions for the upcoming midterm elections on the first segment of Fox News Sunday May 23: This past Tuesday provided a glimpse of the electoral atmosphere facing both political parties. Kentucky Senate Candidate Rand Paul delivered a victory to the Tea Party movement in the Republican primary, but another conservative favorite lost a special Congressional election in Pennsylvania. The former Vice Presidential candidate gives us her take when she joins "Fox News Sunday" in an Exclusive interview.
White House Announcement: The Islamists Have Won
If there wasn't proof enough of Obama's antipathy to Israel by his insulting treatment of Netanyahu, allowing his advisors to threaten war with Israel, his bowing and scraping to Islamic tyrants and his bullshit approach to preventing an Iranian bomb, his keeping this man on as an advisor should be proof enough that Obama is pushing the Middle East to a catastrophic war.
Obama to unveil new vehicle emission policy
The policy will be directed at medium- and heavy-duty trucks for the years 2014-2017, and builds on guidelines announced last year for cars and light-duty trucks.
Jobless claims rise by largest amount in 3 months
Applications for unemployment benefits rose to 471,000 last week, up by 25,000 from the previous week, the Labor Department said Thursday. It was the first increase in five weeks and the biggest jump since a gain of 40,000 in February.
Feds won't act on child's question to first lady
Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigations are based on "solid law enforcement work and not classroom Q and As," said DHS spokesman Matt Chandler. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is a part of DHS.
AG Corbett Subpoenas Twitter to Name Bloggers
The subpoena orders Twitter's custodian of records to provide "any and all subscriber information" pertaining to the accounts "bfbarbie" and "CasablancaPA," including name, address, contact information, creation date, and Internet protocol address.
Soros-Funded Group Urges Media Run by Gov't
A George Soros-funded, Marxist-founded organization calling itself Free Press has published a study advocating the development of a "world class" government-run media system in the U.S. A newly released book, meanwhile, documents Free Press has close ties to top Obama administration officials. "The need has never been greater for a world-class public media system in America," begins a 48-page document, "New Public Media: A Plan for Action," by the far-left Free Press organization.
Authorities Say Mojave Desert Replacement Memorial Cross Must Come Down
Authorities say a Mojave Desert war memorial cross that replaced one that was stolen is illegal and must come down. Linda Slater, a spokeswoman with the Mojave National Preserve, says a maintenance worker spotted the 7½-foot replica cross made of metal pipes on Thursday in a federal park.
Vast Majority of Americans Support AZ
Amid the ongoing controversy over Arizona's new immigration law, voters by a 2-to-1 margin think individual states should have the right to make their own immigration laws. And a majority of voters would like their own state to follow Arizona's lead.
Obama Axes Intel Chief Dennis Blair
For several weeks President Obama has been holding serious conversations about whether to ask Blair to step down and has interviewed candidates to replace him. After a discussion this afternoon between the president and Blair in the Oval Office about the best way forward, Blair offered to resign and the president said he would accept, sources told ABC News.
Brown Moves Bank Bill Forward with Reid
Barely breaking a logjam, the U.S. Senate ended debate on a massive financial regulation bill, clearing the way for final passage of a top Obama administration priority. The vote was 60-40, the minimum needed to succeed. Three Republicans voted for the bill. Two Democrats voted with Republicans against the measure.
The Rush Limbaugh Victory
There are many theories for why very conservative Republicans seem to be doing so well lately, taking their party’s Senate nominations in Florida, Kentucky and Utah, and beating Democrats head-to-head in Massachusetts, New Jersey and Virginia. Some attribute this to a generalized anti-incumbent mood. Others say it reflects the tendency of parties in power to falter in midterm elections. Recently it has been fashionable to ascribe right-wing success to the Tea Party movement.
Teacher Ordered to Remove 'God Bless America' Poster
A San Diego math teacher was forced to remove two posters from his classroom walls because they included the phrases "In God We Trust," "One Nation Under God" and "God Bless America." A federal judge said the Poway Unified School District was wrong to order the removal of the posters, and now the school district is appealing the judge's decision to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Obama Staffer Fed Info to Google
Last week, McLaughlin was officially reprimanded for violating its ethics policies. A White House investigation found that McLaughlin, a former senior executive at Google, had repeatedly circumvented both the letter and spirit of White House ethics rules by communicating with former colleagues about Administration policies affecting the company.
ICE Chief: I May Not Process Illegals from AZ
John Morton, who heads U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said his agency intends to expand the Secure Communities initiative, which gives police and sheriff's departments access to a Homeland Security database that includes fingerprints. The initiative recently grew to include most of Chicago's suburbs.
Calderon urges U.S. to reinstate assault weapons ban
n a speech to a joint session of Congress, Calderon described efforts to fight organized crime in Mexico, where 23,000 people have been killed in drug violence since he came to power in late 2006 and launched an army offensive.
Disabled Face Hard Choices as States Slash Medicaid
In December, she received a letter from the South Carolina Department of Special Needs and Disabilities, saying her weekly 50 hours of personal-care help was being cut to 28 hours. That meant Ms. Hickey would get help for two hours in the morning and two hours at night. If she needed to use the bathroom in between, she would sit in a soiled diaper.
Florida Keys tar balls NOT linked to BP
"The results of tests conclusively show that the tar balls collected from Florida Keys beaches do not match the type of oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The source of the tar balls remains unknown at this time," the U.S. Coast Guard said in a statement.
AZ utility board member responds to LA boycott over SB1070
The Los Angeles City Council voted to boycott the state of Arizona over its new immigration-enforcement law, and now the Arizona Corporation Commission has responded. Gary Pierce, one of the commissioners chosen in state-wide elections to the utility regulation panel, notes that Los Angeles gets about 25% of its power from Arizona producers. If the City of Angels really wants a boycott, Pierce offers his services to help, as he explains in a letter to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
Specter’s Defeat Bad News for Obama
The defeat of Sen. Arlen Specter proves that Washington politicians who live by the rule of political expediency are finished, as far as American voters are concerned. It’s also a huge blow to President Barack Obama, who relied on Specter to back his massive healthcare overhaul.
Paul Victory in Kentucky Major Show of Tea Party Clout
Political novice Rand Paul rode support from tea party activists to victory in Kentucky's Republican Senate primary Tuesday night, delivering a jolt to the GOP establishment and providing fresh evidence of widespread voter discontent in a turbulent midterm election season.
Kagan Is OK with Flag Burning; Are You?
She wrote: "The government may stop protesters from burning flags by enacting a general restriction - say, a ban on lighting fires in public places. But the government may not specifically proscribe the burning of flags for purposes of protest."
AZ Passes English Language Law
A Glendale optometrist's yearlong legal fight over what services he had to provide for a Spanish-speaking customer has translated into new protections for other businesses. Gov. Jan Brewer has signed legislation affirming that nothing in state law requires businesses to provide "trained and competent" interpreters when a customer comes in speaking a language other than English.
Student Objects to 'Sicko' Final Exam
On the morning of May 11, soon after learning about the film’s selection as the basis for the final exam in Blessman’s class, 18-year-old senior Celeste Finkenbine went straight to one of the school’s principals to raise her objections. Why? Because, based on her experiences with Blessman this semester and during a class three years earlier, Finkenbine didn’t think she would get very far pleading her case with the teacher she describes as a liberal.
Fans asked to remove pro-Arizona immigration law shirts during NBA game
Two fans at a Phoenix Suns basketball game were ejected from their first row seats and removed from the arena last week after refusing orders from security guards to take off their shirts in support of Arizona’s recently passed law against illegal immigration
Campbell Brown Leaving CNN: 'I Pay Attention to Ratings'
To be clear: this is my decision, and one that I have been thinking about for some time. As for why, I could have said, that I am stepping down to spend more time with my children (which I truly want to do). Or that I am leaving to pursue other opportunities (which I also truly want to do). But I have never had much tolerance for others’ spin, so I can’t imagine trying to stomach my own. The simple fact is that not enough people want to watch my program, and I owe it to myself and to CNN to get out of the way so that CNN can try something else. What a shame Olbermann and Mathews aren't as wise.
Chris Matthews: Obama Needs to 'Nationalize' Oil Industry
On Monday's Hardball a visibly angry Matthews demanded Obama go after BP: "Why doesn't the President go in there, nationalize an industry and get the job done for the people?" and pointed out that in China they would have a much harsher response to BP: "They execute people for this. Major industrial leaders that commit crimes like this." Hey Chris, in China you would have been executed for speaking out against the government like that. I'm sure we can arrange a one-way ticket to China for you.
Cost of Illegal Immigration Rising Rapidly in Arizona, Study Finds
FAIR's new breakdown shows that illegal immigrants take $1.6 billion from Arizona's education system, $694.8 million from health care services, $339.7 million in law enforcement and court costs, $85.5 million in welfare costs and $155.4 million in other general costs.
Immigrant crossings into Arizona on the rise
Carmen Gonzalez, 27, recalled seven days and six nights of walking with her husband in the desert and being accosted by Mexican thugs with AK-47s, who demanded $100 bribes. They were later arrested at a safe house in Arizona. "It was so hard and so ugly," Gonzalez said at a shelter in this Mexican border town, where she, her husband and her brother were staying after being deported. "I won't try again because we went through too much suffering in the desert." Good! Try the front door next time.
Senators load financial overhaul with irrelevancies
Adding extraneous amendments to legislation is hardly unusual, and it's difficult to know how many of the 326 amendments are directly related to the bill's purpose. Dodd has fought approval of anything that's not germane. So far he's largely succeeded, but he still battles daily: On Monday alone, 15 new amendments were proposed.
Constitution takes hit from Supreme Court
The fundamentals of the U.S. Constitution possibly have been shoved one step closer to irrelevance by the U.S. Supreme Court, which yesterday cited an international treaty that has not been adopted in the U.S. as support for its opinion.
New GOP argument against Kagan: She could ban books
"Solicitor Kagan's office in the initial hearing argued that it would be OK to ban books," McConnell said. "And then when there was a rehearing Solicitor Kagan herself in her first Supreme Court argument suggested that it might be OK to ban pamphlets.
No 'Little-Bitty Matter:' Sessions Says Kagan 'Violated the Law' on Military Recruiting
The controversy revolves around Kagan’s decision to prohibit military recruiting directly on the law school’s campus because the military’s "Don’t Ask Don’t Tell" policy, prohibiting gays from openly serving in the armed forces, violated Harvard Law School’s anti-discrimination policy. When the Supreme Court ruled that a law tying federal funding of schools to military recruiting was constitutional, Kagan allowed military recruiting on campus on Harvard again so the school wouldn’t lose funding.
Vt. farmer draws a line at US bid to bolster border
The Department of Homeland Security sees Morses Line as a weak link in the nation’s borders, attractive to terrorists trying to smuggle in lethal materials. The government is planning an estimated $8 million renovation here as part of a nationwide effort to secure border crossings. Wrong border you morons!
Apologizing For Arizona
"What an idiot! China murdered millions of its citizens who opposed the government's Communist policies and allows most of its people little or no freedom. We, on the other hand, enforce our immigration laws. No, wait--actually we don't. That's why Arizona had to take a shot at it. Oh, by the way, Michael Posner, you clueless moron--China actually does enforce its immigration laws."
Video: The greatest political ad ever?
Only two things are certain, my friends: (1) He’s about to become the most famous agricultural commissioner candidate in America, and (2) Alabama politics are awesome. Exit question: Christie/Peterson 2012?
BP: Mile-Long Tube Sucking Oil Away From Gulf Well
In the first step in nearly a month toward stopping a massive Gulf of Mexico oil leak, BP said a mile-long tube was siphoning most of the crude from a blown well to a tanker ship after three days of wrestling to get the stopgap measure into place on the seafloor.
Tube Brings Some Oil to Surface Before Dislodging
In a news release, BP says it halted the process early Sunday after the tube became dislodged, but some of oil and gas mixture coming from the broken well made it to a tanker at the surface.
Afghan prosecutor issues arrest warrant for US army officer over police killing
Brigadier General Ghulam Ranjbar, the chief military prosecutor in Kabul, has accused the US of creating an outlaw militia which allegedly shot dead Matiullah Qateh, the chief of police in the city of Kandahar.
San Diego Faces Own Medicine as Arizona Residents Cancel Travel Following Boycott of State
Would-be tourists have notified the San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau and some hotels that they are canceling their scheduled travel to the coastal vacation destination, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Outside Groups Spending Big in Battle to Control Congress
Deep-pocketed unions, business groups and others are spending heavily in the year's early primaries, including a staggering $9.6 million to influence a Democratic Senate race in Arkansas, adding volatility to a struggle for control of Congress that has already produced its share of surprises.
Palin Joins Arizona Gov. to Defend Immigration Law
"It's time for Americans across this great country to stand up and say, 'We're all Arizonans now,'" Palin said. "And in clear unison we say, 'Mr. President: Do your job. Secure our border.'"
Govt Met With Environmentalists On Land Protection
Recently released documents show the Obama administration was getting ideas from environmental groups about setting aside millions of acres in the West, drawing the ire of land users who said discussions were being developed behind their back. In the documents, most of which are e-mail messages, the environmental groups suggest various ways to protect land, such as by creating national monuments, buying private land or through conservation easements.
Palin, Jenny Sanford Help Underdog in SC Gov Race
Palin said Haley is "a reformer who fought her own party to protect the interests of the taxpayer." Two years ago, Haley was bounced from a committee overseeing business legislation after she criticized House GOP leaders for passing legislation without roll call votes.
Coulter: Supreme Court to Face Mecca
Either the five liberal justices demanding constitutional rights for terrorists are out of their minds, or the religious worship of President Franklin D. Roosevelt has got to stop. According to liberal logic in the war on terrorism, FDR was a bloodthirsty war criminal.
School Pulls Student's Painting of 'Communist Obama'
Art teacher Brittany Williamson said her student simply wanted to "get a reaction" with his painting that depicted President Barack Obama with a hammer and sickle symbolizing communism. "That’s the whole purpose of art - to get a reaction," Williamson said.
EPA Unveils Rule to Start Regulating Greenhouse Gases
Starting in July 2011, new sources of at least 100,000 tons of greenhouse gases a year and any existing plants that increase emissions by 75,000 tons will have to seek permits, the agency said. In the first two years, the E.P.A. expects to issue about 550 permits covering the coal-fired plants, refineries, cement manufacturers, solid waste landfills and other large polluters, said Gina McCarthy, the agency’s assistant administrator.
Tea Partiers of the World, Unite!
n the winter of 1847, The Communist League met in London to sketch out a platform for the international communist movement. Previously, the communist movement was made up of disparate factions of various national, ethnic, and even religious flavors.
The real reason Eric Holder is friendly to terrorists
Eric Holder is, for what reason I don't know, somehow "caught up with a great evil." What kind of evil? Whether you try to understand it by labeling it "anti-Americanism," "leftist radicalism" or something else, in the end it boils down to this: There are people among us, including in high places, Eric Holder is far from the only one, who are somehow repelled by genuine justice and common sense, and mysteriously sympathetic toward corruption, criminality and tyranny. Until we face this admittedly painful truth, we will not truly understand much of what we see unfolding in Washington today.
Amnesty? Bureaucrats already drawing up plan to implement
he U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services, a division of the Department of Homeland Security, already has drafted a plan for processing 13 million illegal alien applicants for amnesty in a 30-week period at an estimated cost of $1 billion.
Feds tell court they can decide what you eat
Attorneys for the federal government have argued in a lawsuit pending in federal court in Iowa that individuals have no "fundamental right" to obtain what food they choose.
Where's the oil? Model suggests much may be gone
About 35 percent of a spill the size of the one in the Gulf, consisting of the same light Louisiana crude, released in weather conditions and water temperatures similar to those found in the Gulf now would simply evaporate, according to data that The Associated Press entered into the program.
Arizona starting to feel the pinch from boycotts
...at some point, some high-profile Arizona pol really should call the bluff of sanctuary cities by offering to release captured illegals into their custody in lieu of deporting them. If Gavin Newsom and Mike Bloomberg and Antonio Villaraigosa are all so hot to welcome the "undocumented," fantastic: Arizona’s got an endless supply and will be happy to provide however many to San Francisco and New York and L.A. that they’d like. In fact, as loathsome as I find McCain’s immigration pandering, I’ll applaud even if he’s the one who spearheads this idea. These sanctimonious lawless left-wing hypocrites must have their bluffs called. All the illegals they want, coming right up. Just say the word. Folks it's time to put up or shut up. Support Arizona!
Census to use Web in future counts
The ACS is an ongoing survey by the Census Bureau, sent out to about a quarter of a million addresses a month. Since Congress is working on a bill that would require Census to come up with a plan for how the Internet could be used in the next decennial count, Groves sees the ACS as the way to do that.
PRUDEN: The First Amendment under 'progressive' siege
Once upon a time we could count on lawyers and law school professors to defend the First Amendment, the most important 46 words in the Constitution. Those 46 words make everything else possible. Shut up the people and the government can shut down every other freedom.
Senator says Kagan critical of US Supreme Court
U.S. Supreme Court Justice nominee Elena Kagan criticized the court she is seeking to join during a private meeting on Thursday with Democratic Senator Arlen Specter, the senator told reporters.
Will the Senate see Kagan's long paper trail?
You've probably heard a lot of talk about Kagan not having a paper trail. It's not true. In fact, she has a long paper trail. The only question is whether the senators who vote on her confirmation will be allowed to see it.
Size of Oil Spill Underestimated, Scientists Say
BP has repeatedly said that its highest priority is stopping the leak, not measuring it. "There’s just no way to measure it," Kent Wells, a BP senior vice president, said in a recent briefing.
Holder hasn't read Arizona law he criticized
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., who has been critical of Arizona's new immigration law, said Thursday he hasn't yet read the law and is going by what he's read in newspapers or seen on television.
Republicans introduce bill to prevent Euro bailout
"This legislation would require that countries like Greece cut spending and put their own fiscal house in order," says Pence, backed up by other members of the House GOP, "instead of looking to the United States for a bailout. We face record unemployment and a debt crisis of our own, and American taxpayers should not be forced to bear the risk for nations that have avoided making tough choices."
FLASHBACK: In 2005, U.S. intelligence warned of Euro econ crisis and EU's demise unless welfare states downsized
The experts felt that the current welfare state is unsustainable and the lack of any economic revitalization could lead to the splintering or, at worst, disintegration of the European Union, undermining its ambitions to play a heavyweight international role.
GOP Congressman: President Obama Playing 'Race Bait Games' with Arizona Immigration Law
King assailed "the effort to go down and make race the issue when it is law enforcement that is the problem and that Federal immigration law that's not being adequately enforced is the problem" as well as the "President's supposition that a mother and her daughter would be perhaps of the wrong skin tone and they would be picked up and asked for their identification because they went out to get some ice cream."
Kagan Disqualifies Herself With Two Words
I’m here to tell you that Ms. Kagan has already disqualified herself with one statement. There is no need for anyone to do any more searching or pour over documents or try to dig up dirt.
Google hides Obama's Social Security Number story
Internet giant Google today was hushing up the new dispute over President Obama's strange Social Security number by diverting searches for news reports on the issue to unrelated stories about Elena Kagan, oil, Tampa and the Federal Reserve.
Investigators: Obama uses Connecticut Soc. Sec. Number
Two private investigators working independently are asking why President Obama is using a Social Security number set aside for applicants in Connecticut while there is no record he ever had a mailing address in the state.
Congressman Paul Broun's (R-GA) audio briefing on H.R. 45
Unless you and I act now, H.R. 45, one of the most draconian gun control bills ever introduced, will continue to gain steam in Congress.
U.S. Muslim Student Confesses She Wants 2nd Holocaust
Louisiana Woman Gang-Raped, Strangled By Mexican Nationals
Four immigrant workers are accused of raping and killing Laudun, a 33-year-old from Cut Off, early Saturday morning inside that Galliano house, a place they had been hired to repair, authorities said. These are the people that the Dems want to give amnesty to.
Arpaio Comes Face-to-Face With Protesters
How Shale Gas Is Going to Rock the World
Over the past decade, a wave of drilling around the world has uncovered giant supplies of natural gas in shale rock. By some estimates, there's 1,000 trillion cubic feet recoverable in North America alone, enough to supply the nation's natural-gas needs for the next 45 years. Europe may have nearly 200 trillion cubic feet of its own.
Orszag: The president never "pledged" no new taxes; he simply "preferred"
This morning at a Manhattan breakfast sponsored by Thomson Reuters, White House Budget Director Peter Orszag threw that pledge out the window. Instead, he described Obama’s "read my lips, no new taxes" pledge as a "stance" and a "preference" that is subject to study by the president’s newly-formed bipartisan Commission on Fiscal Responsibility.
Kagan Argued for Government 'Redistribution of Speech'
Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan said the high court should be focused on ferreting out improper governmental motives when deciding First Amendment cases, arguing that the government’s reasons for restricting free speech were what mattered most and not necessarily the effect of those restrictions on speech.
It’s on: L.A. city council votes to boycott Arizona over immigration law
Contracts between Arizona and the city’s power department are unaffected, unless of course Arizona wants to play hardball and do a little boycotting of its own. Said Jan Brewer in reply, capturing the absurdity of the situation: "I find it really interesting that we have people out there that are attempting a boycott in favor of illegal actions in Arizona. " Hey California,the most bankrupt state both financially and morally, does that include the water and power you get from AZ? Just keep electing morons to office.
NBC poll: Supporters Republicans lost in last two elections are coming home
Republicans have reassembled their coalition by reconnecting with independents, seniors, blue-collar voters, suburban women and small town and rural voters, all of whom had moved away from the party in the 2006 elections, in which Republicans lost control of the House. Those voter groups now favor GOP control of Congress.
Unbelievable: Crist now refusing to refund donations
"As Charlie Crist continually reinvents himself to do-say-be anything to win an election, he is now going back on his word to Floridians and is decidedly not listening to the people. It seems that Charlie Crist is only willing to listen to the people if they dont want a refund from his campaign."
U.S. posts 19th straight monthly budget deficit
The United States posted an $82.69 billion deficit in April, nearly four times the $20.91 billion shortfall registered in April 2009 and the largest on record for that month, the Treasury Department said on Wednesday. Great job Dems. Just pat yourselves on the back.
Medal of Cowardice to be Presented by the Coward-In-Chief, how appropriate
Soldiers are often recognized for non-combat achievement with decorations such as their service’s commendation medal. But most of the highest U.S. military decorations are for valor in combat. A medal to recognize a conscious effort to avoid a combat action would be unique. This isn't unique. It is suicide.
Parents Express Anger Over Cinco de Mayo Flap
"Regardless where we came from when we come to this nation, we adopt its culture and what this nation stands for and the flag," said Morgan Hill resident Lavonne Atnit. "I am personally getting very tired of disrespect to that flag and what this nation stands for."
Other States Take Cue From Arizona Law
Concerned about the federal government's failure to secure the nation's borders, legislators and political candidates from Georgia to Colorado have introduced bills to beef up local immigration enforcement, have promised to do so or said they would support such legislation if offered.
Democrats poised to move measures with high price tags
Democratic leaders are looking in the next three weeks to send Obama a slew of measures that cost more than $200 billion, including a multiyear extension of unemployment benefits, an extension of expiring tax provisions and Medicare doctor payments totaling $180 billion and a $33 billion Afghanistan war supplemental bill.
W.Va. Congressman's 28-Year Run Ends in Primary
Democrat Alan Mollohan became the first member of the U.S. House to be ousted this spring primary season after his opponent mounted a campaign that questioned the 14-term congressman's ethics and support for federal health care reform.
Senate Backs One-Time Audit of Fed's Bailout Role
The Senate voted unanimously Tuesday to authorize an examination of the Federal Reserve's closely guarded emergency lending to financial institutions in the months surrounding the 2008 financial crisis.
‘Black Swan’ Author May Have Triggered Crash
Ironically, a hedge fund advised by Nassim Taleb, author of "Black Swan: The Impact Of The Highly Improbable," reportedly may have inadvertently contributed to last week’s "flash crash" in the stock market. The fund, Universa Investments, placed a $7.5 million bet on 50,000 options that stocks would continue to decline sharply. This led traders on the other side of the transaction - including Barclays Capital, the brokerage arm of British bank Barclays - to do their own selling to offset some of the risk, traders in Chicago told The Wall Street Journal.
War Memorial Torn Down by Vandals: Is This a Hate Crime?
"The memorial will be rebuilt and the vandals will be caught and prosecuted in federal court, since the crime occurred on government property," said Tradewell, a combat-wounded Vietnam veteran from Sussex, Wis. "We hope this horrible act will highlight the importance of resolving this case quickly so that the memorial and land can be transferred to the VFW so that the service and sacrifice of all American war dead will be properly recognized and honored, as originally intended by a group of World War I VFW members 76 years ago."
CBO doubles some health care spending estimates
A CBO report sent Tuesday to Rep. Jerry Lewis of California, the ranking Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, said the estimated rise in discretionary spending - which is spending requiring annual congressional authorization - over the first 10 years under the new legislation could exceed $115 billion.
World Health Organization Moving Ahead on Billions in Internet and Other Taxes
The World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations' public health arm, is moving full speed ahead with a controversial plan to impose global consumer taxes on such things as Internet activity and everyday financial transactions like paying bills online, while its spending soars and its own financial house is in disarray.
Teacher Deems American Flag 'Offensive'
The battle over the American flag has reached a middle school art class in California’s Santa Rita School District where a student was told not to draw Old Glory because it was "offensive," while another student was praised for drawing a picture of President Obama.
Pediatricians group OKs some female genital mutilation
Excuse me, American Academy of Pediatrics, but your dhimmitude is showing. With a shocking nod towards sharia law, the AAP is advocating for a lesser form of female genital mutilation. In hopes of preventing Muslims from taking their daughters out of the U.S. into other nations to get the barbaric procedure done, the AAP advocates for federal and state laws to enable doctors to just go ahead and give girls a good ole ritual nick right here in the U S of A. Critics are responding:
Kagan Booted Recruiters, Linked GOP Terror Proposal to 'Dictatorships,' Wrote Thesis on Socialism
Kagan spent her senior year conducting research for her thesis on the history of the socialist movement, which was titled "To the Final Conflict: Socialism in New York City, 1900-1933." Her thesis has been criticized by her opponents for revealing sympathies with the Socialist Party and became a source of controversy when she was a potential nominee for Associate Justice David Souter’s seat on the Supreme Court last spring, a position which instead went to Sonia Sotomayor ’76, and when she was nominated for her current position of solicitor general in January 2009.
U.S. Taxpayers Start Bailing Out European Socialists
he Federal Reserve late Sunday opened a program to ship U.S. dollars to Europe in a move to head off a broader financial crisis on the continent.Other central banks, including the Bank of Canada, the Bank of England, the European Central Bank, the Swiss National Bank and the Bank of Japan also are involved in the dollar swap effort.
Census Worker Rapes and Beats Handicapped Woman
A volunteer Census worker who made his rounds earlier this week is now accused of returning to a physically handicapped woman’s home this weekend and beating her and raping her.
Kagan does have an identifiable, though overlooked, track record on one matter and it's a telling one. As Dean of Harvard Law School in 2004 and 2005 she treated two liberal law professors with kid gloves when they were busted for plagiarism. Her chicanery was so blatant that even a leftist academic said she should be fired for her "whitewash."
LA High School Teacher screams for "Revolution" against the "frail, racist, white people."
...proclaims that Latin America is "going revolutionary," and united against the white man. Calls America, the "belly of the beast."
Radical Immigration Reform Rally, ATL Ga
Openly Advocating Revolution and Communist Rule
Five Morgan Hill students sent home for
wearing American flag T-shirts
Five Live Oak High School students' First Amendment rights were challenged this morning when they were asked to leave school because they donned American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo. Officials at the school chose not to comment on the situation, but one student said an official called the T-shirts "incendiary." Assistant Principal Miguel Rodriguez told the group to "walk with him to the office."
Montebello High School in California
You will not see this heart-stopping photo on the front page of the NY Times, nor on the lead story of the major news networks. The protesters at Montebello High School took the American flag off the school's flag pole and hung it upside down while putting up the Mexican flag over it.
Brutal: Arizona governor’s ad hammers Obama on immigration
... in case you’re under any illusions that this issue isn’t a winner in Arizona - the national media’s hysteria notwithstanding - look no further than this. It reminds me of The One’s vow to have Democrats run on ObamaCare in the fall, the only difference being that Brewer’s approval rating bounced 16 points in two weeks after the immigration law passed and Obama’s approval bounced...ahem.
State Dept Pulls All Govt Dependents from Border Cities. Yet Somehow AZ Immigration Law is Wrong?
"While most victims of violence are Mexican citizens associated with criminal activity, the security situation poses serious risks for U.S. citizens, as well," the State Department warning says
SEIU’s top healthcare strategist to succeed union leader
The union chief’s protege drops out of the race, clearing the way for a longtime staffer who has never headed a local to become the top woman in the U.S. labor movement.
Cap-and-Trade Is Back
On Wednesday, Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT) plan to introduce legislation designed to inflate the cost of energy, strain family budgets, and decimate America's manufacturing sector -- all in the name of supposedly saving the climate.
Police: Fake census worker invades home, kills owner
Police are warning homeowners to be careful who they allow inside their homes. A man posing as a census worker and two more suspects barged into a north Houston house Saturday afternoon, killing the homeowner and beating others.
Senior Citizens Told They Can't Pray Before Meals
Tim Rutherford, Senior Citizens Inc. vice president, said some of his staff recently visited the center and noticed people praying shortly before lunch was served. Rutherford said his company provides meals like baked chicken, steak tips and rice and salads at a cost of about $6 a plate. Seniors taking the meals pay 55 cents and federal money foots the rest of the bill, Rutherford said. "We can't scoff at their rules," he said of federal authorities. "It's a part of the operational guidelines."
Tea Parties and Racism
Get used to it, Tea Partiers: You are going to be called racists. A Google search on "racism tea parties" gets 190,000 hits. Fortunately, I am a self-appointed one-man rescue squad to help beleaguered Tea Partiers fight back.
Cape Cod Wind Farm Electricity Costs Twice as Much
cw-0 National Grid announced yesterday it had reached an agreement with Cape Wind to buy half of the wind farm’s output over 15 years, beginning in 2013, for 20.7 cents per kilowatt hour. The price would increase every year under that contract by 3.5 percent. Currently the cost of electricity from conventional sources runs from 9 to 12 cents per kilowatt hour.
The College Job Market: Tough on Democrats
The plight of the young and cubicle-less could hurt the Democrats in midterm elections. The youthful voters who helped propel the party to victory in 2006 and 2008 show signs of waning enthusiasm amid their economic travails.
Mexican Flag Students Assail Man in Wheelchair
What country are we in?
Illegal immigrant's 145G 'deport gift'
An illegal immigrant with a long rap sheet got a $145,000 parting gift from New York City taxpayers before he was deported, after a federal judge ruled his civil rights had been violated when he was held too long on Rikers Island.
Mosque Going Up Next to Ground Zero
In a 13-story building, damaged by debris from the Sept. 11 airliners that brought down the World Trade Center and soon to become a mosque, some see the bridging of a cultural divide and an opportunity to serve a burgeoning, peaceful religious population. Others see a painful reminder of the religious extremism that killed their loved ones.
Sen. Bob Bennett Ousted at Utah GOP Convention
Bennett's failure to make it into Utah's GOP primary, let alone win his party's nomination, makes him the first congressional incumbent to be ousted this year and demonstrates the difficult challenges candidates are facing from the right in 2010.
GOP to Insist on 10th Amendment
Republicans are so determined to stop what they say is abusive and unlawful expansion of the federal government under President Obama that they are willing to abdicate power to the states to do it.
BP's First Attempt to Divert Gulf Oil Leak Fails
It had taken about two weeks to build the box and three days to cart it 50 miles out and slowly lower it to the well a mile below the surface, but the frozen depths were just too much. BP officials were not giving up hopes that a containment box, either the one brought there or another one being built, could cover the well. But they said it could be days before another attempt to capture the oil and funnel it to a tanker at the surface would be tried.
Returning Power Back to the People
On Thursday a group of House conservatives from the Republican Study Committee (RSC) announced the launch of the 10th Amendment Task Force -- a project of the RSC -- designed as a means for legislators to change tactics on downsizing the leviathan federal government.
DeMint: ‘Push Back Against the Federal Government’
"We need to protect citizens against the violence and crime associated with illegal immigration. South Carolina has already passed laws to crack down on illegal immigrants. Many other states are also under a lot of pressure because of high unemployment to not let illegal immigrants come and take jobs."
Citigroup says rumors of trading error untrue
"Based on our review, rumors about a trading error by Citi are unfounded. It is troubling that inaccurate and unfounded rumors were spread as far as they were," Citi spokeswoman Shannon Bell said in an email.
Pelosi: It’s Cheaper to Treat Teens for Drug Use Than Interdict Drugs at Border
While pointing out that it is the responsibility of the federal government to secure the U.S.-Mexico border, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) said Thursday it is cheaper to treat teens for drug use than it is to interdict drugs being smuggled across the border.
Obama Administration Plans to Seize 401(k) Retirement Accounts
One aspect of a new and improved federal regulatory scheme is the seizure of 401(k) retirement plans and the subsequent government-administered disbursement of the funds. In Chapter 3 of the Annual Report on the Middle Class released in February by Vice President Biden and the White House Task Force on the Middle Class, the Obama administration calls for enhancing the "retirement options" for the middle class by imposing "new regulations to improve the transparency and adequacy of 401(k) retirement savings."
Lost 1995 Obama interview surfaces: the young 'civil rights lawyer' predicted the economic fall of America and--wait for it--decried racial politics
OBAMA: Not in the short term. We're moving out of a period of American preeminence on the world economic stage. Global competition means increasing economic uncertainty for the majority of Americans, black and white. Unfortunately, politicians in this country find it convenient to define these problems in racial terms -- affirmative action, immigration and so on. It's always easier to organize people around tribe than around principle.
Jobs up 290,000; jobless rate rises to 9.9 pct.
The hiring of 66,000 temporary government workers to conduct the census helped overall payroll growth last month. However, private employers - the backbone of the economy - boosted jobs, too. They added a surprisingly strong 231,000 positions last month, also the most since March 2006, the Labor Department reported Friday. The numbers don't add up folks. More DC propaganda.
DOW Plunges 2nd Largest Dip In History
Representatives of major U.S. exchanges and the Securities and Exchange Commission convened an emergency conference call late Thursday to examine potentially erroneous trades in multiple stocks. The trades took place between 2:40 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. EDT, according to a notice from Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. Officials late in the day said any trades that were 60% away from the market price at 2:40 p.m. would be canceled.
"This Really Sounds Like Market Manipulation to Me'
While everyone is scratching their heads and trying to figure out how the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) lost nearly 1,000 points before rallying back to lose only 347 points - it appears not to be limited to just one stock.
Freddie Mac asks for fresh 10.6 billion dollar bailout
Announcing a 6.7 billion dollar loss in the first quarter, Freddie Mac said it would need the new funding by June 30 this year. The Washington-area company has already received more than 50 billion dollars in taxpayers cash to cover losses from toxic assets. It warned that further demands would be on the way: "Freddie Mac expects to request additional draws," the firm said in a statement.
Senate Kills GOP Consumer Protection Plan
Senate Democrats have rejected a Republican consumer protection plan that would have diluted a central element of Obama's financial regulation package. Republicans said the Democratic bill overreached and would give a powerful consumer agency too big a voice in banking affairs. Their proposal created a consumer division within the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., which would have to approve consumer protection regulations.
Navy SEAL Found Not Guilty on Assault Charges
A military jury in Virginia found a Navy SEAL not guilty Thursday on charges of punching a suspected Iraqi terrorist. The jury deliberated nearly two hours before returning their verdict Thursday in the court-martial of Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew McCabe.
Pelosi Consolidates Power in House
"While Dingell, Rangel, Murtha and Obey were powerful House veterans long before Pelosi picked up the speaker's gavel, each of the new bulls will owe his rise in part to the speaker's good graces -- and, in some cases, her political muscle. It amounts to a subtle but striking natural consolidation of authority for a speaker who by any measure already wields historic levels of institutional and personal power within Congress."
Nashville: The disaster America ignored?
The national media has overlooked another disaster in Nashville. Torrential rains have flooded a major American city, causing over a billion dollars in damage, which puts the crisis among the most expensive natural disasters in American history. Except for a couple of brief mentions, hardly any attention at all has been paid to it at all. Perhaps that’s because, as this video suggests, Tennessee has tried handling it themselves.
Major corporations may dump health insurance, pay penalties instead
Well, well, well. Remember when Barack Obama said that under ObamaCare, people would keep their existing health plans and doctors? Remember when any suggestion that companies would find it a lot less expensive to dump employer-based health care and pay the penalties instead were cast as "myths" and "scare tactics," even though the math was extremely easy to see? Welcome to Hope and Change:
"Work-focused" trip for Interior chief of staff: white-water rafting
While the Obama administration tries to sell its response to the Gulf spill as complete and total from the first moments, ABC’s Jake Tapper reports that one of the men supposedly leading the effort was knee-deep in the water. Unfortunately, Interior chief of staff Ted Strickland wasn’t in the warm waters of the Gulf, but in the Grand Canyon on what the White House called a business-related trip. Maybe they should consider moving Strickland’s travel arrangements to something more modern that careening through white-water rapids.
Wake up, America: Democrats aren’t Democrats Anymore, They’re Communists
Our founding fathers were right to be fearful of centralized government. They knew from their experiences with the kings of Europe that a small number of people with unchecked power could not be trusted. It wasn’t necessarily unheard of for the ruling class to turn on the common folk and start nailing people to trees.
Immigration protesters arrested after blocking Los Angeles street for 4 hours
Protest spokesman Nelson Motto says 14 activists locked themselves in a circle Thursday and laid down on a street in front of a federal immigration detention center, blocking traffic for about four hours.
Boehner slams FCC for 'takeover of Internet'
Boehner accused the agency Thursday of pursuing a "government takeover of the Internet," just hours after FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski unveiled the plan, which would place broadband providers under some of the same rules that have long governed phone companies.
Obama Administration Removed Faisal Shahzad From Terror Surveillance List Before Attack
Barack Obama began shutting down Bush-era terrorist investigations last year including the investigation of Faisal Shahzad. We all know what happened next. Last week Faisal almost blew a hole in the middle of Times Square. The only thing that saved the people of New York was Faisal’s incompetence.
UPDATE: Faisal Shahzad had contacts with several other terrorist leaders including the radical American-born Muslim cleric Anwar Awlaki, the Taliban Chief, and the Mumbai Massacre mastermind
Interior Secretary Halts Offshore Drilling Leases
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has ordered a halt to all new offshore drilling permits nationwide until at least the end of the month. Salazar spoke to reporters Thursday outside BP's Houston crisis center. He said lifting the moratorium on new permits will depend on the outcome of a federal investigation over the Gulf spill and the recommendations to be delivered to the president May 28.
I Am REQUIRED To Give You WHAT?
Financial aid, even for students over the age of 23 who haven’t been living at home can require you to give out your personal information. If your child wants, at age 23 3/4, to return to school, you can be required to turn over personal information to the school in question, including tax returns, income information, etc.
Dems May Abandon House Race in Hawaii
Despite spending more than $300,000, frustrated House Democrats may abandon efforts to win a special election in Hawaii after quiet diplomacy failed to end a high-level party feud that threatens their prospects.
MSNBC Takes Its Anti-Tea Party Script Straight From the Top: Obama
Obama and the sycophantic MSM perceive the Tea Partiers as foes. Tea Partiers are not intimidated. If anything, they’re further energized by the negative attention. They’re neither politicians or media personalities = nor any combination of both. After all, King George didn’t intimidate them in 1776.
Taking Away Your 2nd Amendment Right to Bear Arms S.1317 and S.2820
Denying the enumerated Constitutional Right to Bear Arms based on a secret list of suspect people is Constitutionally repugnant. The discretionary power to revoke the Second Amendment requires checks, balances, due process, and a meaningful opportunity for redress. S.1317 and S.2820 lack such due process.
Obama: Start Immigration Overhaul This Year
Obama said Wednesday he wants to begin work this year on legislation overhauling the U.S. immigration system, firming up his commitment on a key priority for Latino voters and lawmakers. Obama's comments at a Cinco de Mayo celebration at the White House reaffirmed his long-held support for immigration reform. He went a step further than he has in the past by calling for the work to begin this year.
FCC to Reassert Power Over Broadband
In a move that will stoke a battle over the future of the Internet, the federal government plans to propose regulating broadband lines under decades-old rules designed for traditional phone networks.
GE’s communist lobbying strategy (seriously)
Every summer since 2000, General Electric Co. has worked with the world’s largest communist party to pick about 25 Chinese executives for the company’s leadership program in Crotonville on New York’s Hudson River.
DANGER - MoveOn.org Infects Your Children’s Teachers Daily
This is an email that has been sent out to each and every teacher across the country including most union members of other trades.
Luggage Explodes at Bush Airport (feeling safe about flying?)
According to the Houston Airport System, it was around 2:15 p.m. Tuesday when a 'pop" was heard and smoke could be seen coming from a suitcase. Crews had already offloaded the luggage and placed it on the tarmac when the smoke was seen. While no injuries or damages were reported, several agencies, including the Houston Fire Department, were called to the scene.
U.S. Marines boot recruits with Confederate tattoos
A widely regarded Southern symbol of pride and states' rights is standing in the way of would-be Marines in their quest to serve their country - a Confederate battle flag.
250 New White Ford Vans Parked in the Middle of Nowhere
Maybe I’m being a bit paranoid but this seemed very peculiar. Why would there be 250 brand new vans with no tags parked out in the middle of nowhere?? Transporting a couple thousand people and gear without anyone noticing or becoming suspicious could be a possibility. I’m just having a hard time coming up with some "NORMAL" reason why all these brand new vans would be parked out in such a remote location.
Michelle Obama's Patient Dumping Plan
Hannity reports on the U. of Chicago's patient dumping plan which was created and put into action by Michelle Obama
STEYN: Bigotry label for thee, not me
I have my papers on me - and not just because I'm in Arizona. I'm an immigrant, and it is a condition of my admission to this great land that I carry documentary proof of my residency status with me at all times and be prepared to produce it to law enforcement officials, whether on a business trip to Tucson or taking a 20-minute stroll in the woods back at my pad in New Hampshire.
The Dirty Little Racist Secret Behind Amnesty Push
What is it that the folks supporting, basically, an illegal act that our ancestors, for the most part, had to deal with at some time are trying to accomplish? Why is it, in fact, that the support illegal immigration crowd are supporting this tidal wave?
Democrats resist plan for border security bill
Despite mounting pressures for more border security in the wake of Arizona's illegal-immigration crackdown, lawmakers have no intention of tackling the problem at the federal level with legislation focused solely on border security. Instead, the Democratic majority in the House and Senate plan to attempt a comprehensive immigration reform bill that would create a pathway to citizenship for the millions who are here illegally.
Kyl jokes about Obama drowning
Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) got a big laugh on Saturday at a National Republican Senatorial Committee retreat, but his joke definitely wouldn't be funny to some people.
Official: Mayor Can't Challenge AZ Immigration Law
A proposed legal challenge to Arizona's new immigration law took a hit Monday when the Phoenix city attorney said Mayor Phil Gordon doesn't have the power to target the law without the support of the City Council.
Rahm Working With Fed to Fight Audit
The White House's Rahm Emanuel, as well as Federal Reserve and Wall Street lobbyists are ramping up opposition to an amendment to audit the Fed as a key Senate vote nears.
Jolie refuses Obama's dinner invitation
She didn't go because on her weekends off she would rather spend her time helping those who really need it rather than sitting, drinking champagne and laughing at bad jokes in a fancy DC ballroom." "Angie doesn't judge other celebrities for wanting to rub shoulders with President Obama, it's just she is just someone who thinks your actions are more important than words."
Sheriff Joe Arpaio Won't Enter Ariz. Gov. Race
If Arpaio decided to run for governor, Arizona law would have required him to resign immediately because he isn't in the final year of his current term as sheriff.
U.N. Treaty to Give American Land Back to Indians
The Obama Administration is weighing whether to sign off on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which could pose a problem to anyone who's purchased property in the United States in the past several centuries.
The War on Freedom
How do you take away the freedom of a free people without putting tanks on every street? You do it by transforming their culture. By turning the very idea of freedom into something ugly and shameful. A foul thing to be associated with extremists and other bad folk that good citizens are advised to avoid. The goal being to convince the people that their freedom is a thing they should be happy to give up, rather than having to forcibly take it away from them.
Report: Congress makes too many vague laws
A conservative think tank and criminal defense lawyers are forming an unusual alliance to try to get Congress to quit writing criminal laws so loosely that they subject innocent people to unjust prosecution and prison.
Armed Narco-Terrorists Caught on Tape Where Arizona Deputy Shot on Friday
Hidden camera footage captures armed scouts leading a group of drug "mules" toting bales of marijuana through a desert wash 50 miles southwest of Phoenix, Ariz.
A brief history of immigration
Fights over immigration law have been going on in the U.S. since the 1790s. As a nation of immigrants, Americans have struggled with border laws for 200 years. For much of the 20th century immigration was controlled by a system of complicated quotas, restricting the number of legal immigrants by nationality and assigning over two-thirds of all quota numbers to Britain, Ireland, and Germany while sharply limiting immigration from Southern Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Official: Suspect in custody in NY car bomb attack
Pakistani man believed to be the driver of an SUV used as a car bomb in a failed terror attack on Times Square was taken into custody early Tuesday by federal and local police officials while trying to leave the country, a law enforcement official said.
OMB Says: Yes, We’re Raising Your Taxes by Over $1.7 Trillion
In each of the years 2009-2011, this spending will be approximately equal to one-quarter of the entire economy, its highest level since the world war era. At a time when recession and baby boomer retirements were already swelling expenditures, the federal government has chosen to enact a trillion dollars in additional health care spending over the next decade. American taxpayers are unsurprisingly wondering just how much they will each have to pay for all of this.
Stupid! Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano did not even know if the Defense Department even had equipment to deal with oil spills!
This is who Obama hired to head up the country’s national security? Janet Napolitano didn’t even know that her Defense Department had the equipment to deal with the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico! The New York Times actually reported this news although its buried way down in the story with this quote:
GM, Treasury lied about bailout repayment
GM’s fraudulent public relations blitz took place with the support of the Obama administration, up to and including Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner. Geithner’s participation makes his tax cheating and related testimony pale in comparison. In retrospect, it is obvious that GM undertook the blitz at the behest of the Obama administration. It is symptomatic of the era of national socialism in which we find ourselves, and for which GM is a leading indicator.
The Gulf oil spill: 6 worst-case scenarios
"I am frightened," says David Kennedy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. "This is a very, very big thing." How bad will it get? Here, six likely effects:
How Obama Himself Made More Than 'Enough Money'
"Obama had missed deadlines and handed in bloated, yet incomplete drafts," David Remnick tells us in The Bridge. Simon & Schuster lost patience. In the summer of 1993, Simon & Schuster canceled the contract. According to Osnos, the publisher asked that Obama return at least some of the advance
Despite Ariz. Law, Illegals Vow to Keep Coming
Resentment has erupted throughout Mexico over the immigration law in Arizona that is considered racist here. But crossing back and forth between the countries is so intrinsic to their lives that many Mexicans find it hard to give it up despite calls by immigration activists for a boycott of Arizona. There are few signs so far that the bill has deterred Mexicans from crossing into Arizona, legally or not. The wait to drive across the border is more than two hours
New agency in finance reform bill allows spying on everyone’s transactions
A little noticed section (Section 152, page 63) of the Obama administration’s Financial Reform bill would create a new 1,000-employee office within the Department of the Treasury, the Office of Financial Research, which is raising alarm bells among Senate GOP staff, who say the entity would have broad powers to invade the privacy of American citizens and monitor their finances and financial activity at a level never before allowed by the federal government.
Mexico drug wars: 24 dead in 24 hours over the weekend
The weekend killings followed a brutal week when at least 15 people were killed in drug-related violence in Juarez on Wednesday, and on Tuesday, 10 people were killed. And they wonder why we don't want them here?
Greece braces for "violent modernization"
"The time to pay the bill has come, the time of responsibility for all of us tackling this crisis must become the big opportunity to modernize our public life, even if we have to bleed," said financial daily Kerdos.
AZ Immigration Facts and the Left’s New Hate of Affirmative Action
Unlike the reason based protests by tea partiers, the Arizona protesters are acting solely on emotions stirred by a constant barrage of leftist demagoguery. No civil rights have been violated, no racial profiling has taken place, and the motivation for this law was not racism. The motivation is completely founded in reason which is backed by facts and by a definitive understanding of the word ‘illegal’.
San Francisco's dirty little secret
This was such a politically incorrect dirty secret that the media and government officials chose to keep it a secret by not reporting on it. In a minority march on SF's city hall where Asian minorities complained about intimidation the police and government officials, with the help of the media, minimized the problem, treating the complainers as...well, pesky tea partiers, people to be mocked, brushed off.
Acorn to Stand Trial in Nevada Case
The community activist organization Acorn was ordered Wednesday to stand trial on charges that it violated Nevada law by offering bonuses to employees who registered 21 or more new voters in any given shift.
Pakistani Taliban Claims Responsibility, Reports Claim
According to Fox News, in a 1 minute video allegedly released by the Pakistani Taliban, the group says the attack is revenge for the death of its leader Baitullah Mehsud and the recent killings of the top leaders of al-Qaida in Iraq.
GAO: Census has computer problem
The bureau's Paper Based Operations Control System did not function reliably in tests and, despite hardware and software upgrades, "may not be able to perform as needed under full operational loads," the U.S. Government Accountability Office said in a report.
In a State’s Search for Sales Tax, Amazon Raises Privacy Concerns
NORTH CAROLINA last month began an audit of online businesses, assuming that millions of dollars in sales taxes owed to the state had disappeared into the Internet. "This is really an issue of fairness and equity for small businesses, the brick and mortar, corner store operations," said Kenneth R. Lay, the state’s secretary of revenue. "These businesses are at a competitive disadvantage when they have to collect sales taxes that other businesses do not." The response of one of those online businesses, Amazon.com, was succinct: back off.
Obama takes direct aim at anti-government rhetoric
President Barack Obama took aim Saturday at the angry rhetoric of those who denigrate government as "inherently bad" and said their off-base line of attack ignores the fact that in a democracy, "government is us."
Hunt for 'Jason Bourne' who kept arms cache in penthouse overlooking U.S. federal bank
Police are hunting a man who fled his high-rise Los Angeles penthouse 'Jason Bourne style' leaving weapons, counterfeiting equipment and passports in multiple names. Brian Alexik slipped out of the window and climbed down the fire escape after refusing to let in officers.
ECB President Favors Global Governance
Trichet emphasized that politicians, economists, and financiers must work across the Atlantic and collaborate on methods to create an international set of standards. It is his belief that through global governance, the resiliency of the global financial system can be assured, noting that ultimately it was governments’ use of taxpayer’s money, equivalent to around 25% of GDP on both sides of the Atlantic, that prevented another catastrophic great depression from occurring.
illegal immigrants suspected
A veteran sheriff's deputy was shot and wounded Friday after encountering a group of suspected illegal immigrants who apparently had been hauling bales of marijuana along a major smuggling corridor in the Arizona desert- a violent episode that comes amid a heated national debate over immigration.
Top 10 dumbest things said about the Arizona immigration law
The last few days have seen an extraordinary outburst of criticism of Arizona’s new immigration law. In the nation’s elite media outlets, its most respected commentators are portraying the law as an act of police-state repression. Many, if not all, of the specific criticisms can be refuted simply by reading the law itself, but others are more generalized criticisms of immigration enforcement.
Car Bomb An 'Act Of Terrorism'
The NYPD is checking surveillance cameras around Times Square Sunday as they search for suspects in the car bomb scare. "We're in the process of identifying additional cameras which may have captured images of the vehicle and more important, people seen driving or leaving the vehicle," said NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly.
Republicans on Offense as Dems Slip
Republicans are on offense in scores of House and Senate races as persistent economic woes and lukewarm support for President Barack Obama continue to weaken Democrats' hold on Congress.
EU Times claims: US Orders Blackout Over North Korean Torpedoing Of Gulf Of Mexico Oil Rig A grim report circulating in the Kremlin today written by Russia’s Northern Fleet is reporting that the United States has ordered a complete media blackout over North Korea’s torpedoing of the giant Deepwater Horizon oil platform owned by the World’s largest offshore drilling contractor Transocean that was built and financed by South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd., that has caused great loss of life, untold billions in economic damage to the South Korean economy, and an environmental catastrophe to the United States.
Army Preps for Tea Party 'Terrorists'
A military exercise underway at Ft. Knox, the U.S. Bullion Depository. As with most such exercises, the Ft. Knox alert occurred in stages, as if real time intelligence was being provided at various intervals. The first intel advisory was issued on Friday, 23 April 2010, and identifies the terrorist threat adversaries as "Local Militia Groups / Anti-Government Protesters / TEA Party." You read that right: "TEA Party"!
Dems spark alarm with call for national ID card
Democratic leaders have proposed requiring every worker in the nation to carry a national identification card with biometric information, such as a fingerprint, within the next six years, according to a draft of the measure.
Crime Inc. ~ ‘The Obama Mafia’ a Whos Who in Marxist Green Slim
The names will all come together as you read. Obama is tied to every "green" energy project...below. He stands to be a billionaire after his term is up. It’s always been about money and power..
Boehner: 'At least 100 seats' are in play...
The party that controls the White House typically loses House seats during midterm elections, and Democrats are bracing for losses: 37 governorships, 36 Senate seats and the entire 435-member House are at stake. Boehner says he's optimistic about his party's prospects, citing public anger over spending and debt. He says he believes "at least 100 seats" are in play.
Jury convicts Palin e-mail intruder on two counts; mistrial declared on ID theft
A federal jury this afternoon convicted Sarah Palin e-mail intruder David C. Kernell of felony destruction of records to hamper a federal investigation and misdemeanor unlawfully obtaining information from a protected computer.
Ariz. Lawmakers Give Conservatives Plenty to Cheer
Arizona Legislature adjourned this week with a legacy of new laws that put it at the forefront of the nation's growing conservative movement. There's the law that allows adults to carry a concealed weapon without the permit, background check or training course that was previously required. And the declaration that the federal government has no right to regulate light bulbs or guns manufactured entirely within the state. Lawmakers also restricted the use of human embryos in scientific research, and made it illegal for a school district to have any courses that promote a particular ethnic group or advocate ethnic solidarity.
Ariz. Lawmakers Target Ethnic Studies Program
The bill would prohibit courses that are designed primarily for students of a particular race, that advocate ethnic solidarity or promote resentment toward a certain race. Arizona's Superintendent of Public Instruction, Republican Tom Horne, has been trying for years to pass the bill. He began fighting the program after learning that Hispanic civil rights activist Dolores Huerta told high school students that "Republicans hate Latinos."
Obama: New Oil Leases Will Need Safeguards
President Barack Obama on Friday, in a largely symbolic gesture, promised that no new offshore oil drilling leases will be issued unless rigs have new safeguards to prevent a repeat of the explosion that unleashed the massive spill threatening the Gulf Coast.