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WALMART chief warns of 'serious' inflation in coming months...
The world's largest retailer is working with suppliers to minimize the effect of cost increases and believes its low-cost business model will position it better than its competitors. Translation: "We are going to buy more chinese crap to shove down your throat."
Herman Cain: Media Scared A "Real Black Man" May Run Against Obama
You want to know why they go after those two ladies more viciously? Because they know that Michele Bachmann or Sarah Palin is going to draw a lot of the women vote away from the Democrat Party. They are scared to death of that, if they were to run and get the nomination. They are doubly scared that a real black man might run against Barack Obama."
GOP says 5,000 non-citizens voting in Colorado a 'wake-up call' for states
“We simply cannot have an electoral system that allows thousands of non-citizens to violate the law and vote in our elections. We must do more to protect the integrity of our electoral processes,” Harper added.
Federal Auditor: Border Patrol Can Stop Illegal Entries Along Only 129 Miles of 1,954-Mile Mexican Border
That leaves 1,825 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border where the Border Patrol cannot prevent or stop an illegal entry. Stana told the committee, the Border Patrol itself says it has established “an acceptable level of control” along 873 miles of the 1,954-mile-long southwest border. This is because of the way the Border Patrol defines “an acceptable level of control” of the border.
WA Democrat: ‘I’m Tired of Reading the Constitution and All the Silly Things’
Be proud, Washington’s 7th District, as your congressman, Jim McDermott, expresses his exasperation of “silly stuff” like “reading the Constitution.” His reflexive partisanship doesn’t have an off switch, it would seem.
Union threatens boycott of any business that doesn't show support
The letters ask businesses to express that support by displaying union signs in their windows. "Failure to do so will leave us no choice but (to) do a public boycott of your business," the letter says. "And sorry, neutral means 'no' to those who work for the largest employer in the area and are union members."
Feingold, MoveOn Call on Immelt to Resign From Obama's Jobs Council
Feingold wrote. “Someone like Immelt, who has helped his company evade taxes on its huge profits—and is now looking to workers to take major pay cuts after his compensation was doubled—should not lead the administration's effort to create jobs.”
Gas Prices Double Under Obama
Feeling pain at the pump? Gas prices have doubled since Mr. Obama took office. According to the GasBuddy gasoline price tracking web site, the price of a gallon of regular gas was around $1.79 when Mr. Obama took office. Today the national average is $3.58. The lowest average price in the continental United States is $3.31 in Tulsa Oklahoma, the highest is $4.14 in Santa Barbara, CA.
Ohio Passes Bill Curbing Unions
The Ohio Legislature voted Wednesday to severely limit the collective bargaining rights of 350,000 public workers, sending a bill that sparked weeks of pro-labor protests to Republican Gov. John Kasich, who is expected to sign it by the end of the week. The full House had passed the measure on a 53-44 vote Wednesday after it cleared committee, and the Senate followed with a 17-16 vote of approval.
Obama Cried, Kids Died
Democrats are furious whenever American boys (girls and gays) are put in harm's way -- unless the troops are on a mission that has nothing whatsoever to do with defending the United States. Obama ignored the murder, imprisonment and torture of peaceful Iranian protesters demonstrating against Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's theft of an election in 2009. But he was hopping mad about Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak getting rough with a mob in Tahrir Square with less distinct objectives.
Justice Department Clears Justice Department in The New Black Panther Case
According to an extensive investigation conducted by the Department of Justice---the Department of Justice did nothing wrong when it dropped the already won case of voter intimidation. I kid you not. The Justice Department expects us to believe that they did no wrong, because they said so.
Bachmann: Left 'Terribly Afraid' of Tea Party; Schumer, Dems Want Government Shutdown
It appears that the left is so terribly afraid of the Tea Party, and so they want to throw the Tea Party under the bus once again because they've decided they're not willing to negotiate. That's what we heard from Chuck Schumer. They're not willing to negotiate. So they want to put John Boehner in a box.
Obama administration curiously uninterested in regime change in Iran
Obama hasn’t seen fit to call for regime change in countries where current foes brutally suppress dissent in similar or worse manners than in either country, such as Syria, where dictator Bashar Assad had his security forces open fire repeatedly on demonstrators. According to the State Department, Obama won’t start with Iran, either:
Democrats Play Chicken as Boehner Digs in on Budget
House Speaker John Boehner shot down speculation Thursday that the GOP leadership has compromised with the White House on budget cuts. Meanwhile, Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann tells Newsmax in an exclusive interview that she believes Democrats are playing chicken over the prospect of a shutdown because they believe they can use it to hurt Republicans politically.
House GOP Plan Gets Tough on Illegal Immigration
The legislation, which could be introduced this week, would require the Homeland Security Department to come up with a five-year plan to decrease illegal entries and smuggling down to nearly zero and involve adding more fencing, sensors, agents and even drones. The plan would be submitted to Congress, which would then decide whether to fund it.
Obamacare Is Billion-Dollar Cash Cow for AARP, GOP Report Says, Pressing for Probe
The powerful seniors lobby AARP stands to make more than a billion dollars over the next 10 years from the sale of supplemental Medicare policies under Obamacare, a House GOP report reveals. The report from Reps. Wally Herger, R-Calif., and Dave Reichert, R-Wash., alleges the Affordable Care Act will result in great demand for the Medigap policies that have the AARP stamp of approval.
Project Gunrunner Backfires on the Left
Obama and his Socialist cadre, in their enthusiasm to "fundamentally transform the United States of America," have redoubled efforts to do what all tyrannical governments must do to establish absolute state supremacy and usurp Rule of Law -- disarm the people.
9th Circuit Court to hear eligibility questions
Officials with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today notified attorneys representing several dozen individuals – members of the military, members of state government and even a candidate for president – that oral arguments will be held May 2.
FACT CHECK: How Obama's Libya claims fit the facts
In transferring command and control to NATO, the U.S. is turning the reins over to an organization dominated by the U.S., both militarily and politically. In essence, the U.S. runs the show that is taking over running the show.
Two-thirds of oil and gas leases in Gulf inactive
According to the report, obtained by The Associated Press, those inactive swaths of the Gulf could potentially hold more than 11 billion barrels of oil and 50 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. The report also shows that 45 percent of all onshore oil and gas leases are inactive.
Cash for Clunkers 2: The Return of Government Motors
Edmunds.com, a 45 year old trade magazine company that provides automotive information, posted a Department of Energy document listing the department's funding highlights. The proposed Obama Budget, changes the existing $7,500 electric vehicle tax credit “into a rebate that will be available to all consumers immediately at the point of sale.”
Citizen Sends Trump ATLAH Court Transcripts
Considering these overwhelming and grave concerns by a majority of American citizens that our Constitutional Republic is facing a clear and present danger, with top secret defense information in the hands of a complete unknown entity, We The People are demanding that your Committee immediately subpoena any and all documents and information that will determine, once and for all, if the Constitution, and the requirements of Article II thereof, still stand as the Supreme Law of the Land.
No Deal on Spending Bill With Senate, Boehner Says
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) also mocked Senate Conference Vice Chairman Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), who was overheard on a conference call with reporters giving talking point suggestions to his Senate colleagues. Cantor said the move suggests that Schumer “is intent on playing political games.”
Barack Obama says if there's a government shutdown, Social Security checks won't get sent YOU LIE!
Social Security is a mandatory program supported by a trust fund. As such, Social Security benefits aren’t appropriated -- and thus aren’t directly subject to the restrictions of the Antideficiency Act. However, the Social Security Administration’s operational employees are paid through appropriated funds. So the real question is whether a shutdown would prevent those employees from going to work, and if so, whether that would mean the payments wouldn't be sent.
Time to arrest Obama
The Obama administration took its first major step in a plan to ban all firearms in the United States. The Obama administration intends to force gun control and a complete ban on all weapons for US citizens through the signing of international treaties with foreign nations. By signing international treaties on gun control, the Obama administration can use the US State Department to bypass the normal legislative process in Congress. Once the US Government signs these international treaties, all US citizens will be subject to those gun laws created by foreign governments
US officials: Libyan operation could last months
Asked if the Libyan conflict posed a threat to the United States, Gates said it was "not a vital national interest" but he insisted that the situation nevertheless demanded U.S. involvement. With tenuous democratic transitions under way in the neighboring countries of Tunisia and - more important to the U.S. - Egypt, allowing the entire region to be destabilized was a dangerous option.
Former Klansman Seeks Political Office in Florida…as a Democrat
Not only was Rogers a Klansman, but he was a leader in the United Klans of America, which was arguably the most violent of the Klan organizations says Florida local and Klan history expert Darryl Paulson:
Update: Threat Forces Iowa Town to Cancel Controversial DHS Emergency Drill
Exercise director Doug Reed had said Thursday that the county incorporated the immigration issue into the scenario to get Department of Homeland Security funds to cover the training. To qualify, Reed said, the exercise needed to be about terrorism – which the federal government defines as the use of violence to intimidate or coerce a government or population as a means to further a political or social objective In other words they were scamming DHS and the American taxpayer
UAW Union Protesters Shut Down Detroit Bank of America
It’s unclear, as reader John B. says, why the union decries the bank bailout and yet is silent about that auto industry’s own suckling from the government coffers. But at least one thing this past week was made clear (if it wasn’t already) — the unions are on a campaign against America’s financial institutions.
The Left's Economic Terrorism Playbook: Coalition to Destroy US Capitalism and Redistribute Wealth
Revealed The Left's Economic Terrorism Playbook: The Chase Campaign for a Coalition of Unions, Community Groups, Lawmakers and Students to Take Down US Capitalism and Redistribute Wealth & Power
Congressman Presses Holder to Investigate ‘Terrorist Plans’ in Bank Plot
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) tells Holder “the escalation of Mr. Lerner’s threats would clearly constitute domestic terrorism and pose substantial harm to the American people and the economy.“ He goes on to request Holder investigate ”Mr. Lerner’s terrorist plans and notify me how the Department of Justice plans to respond to these threats.” The letter, sent Wednesday, was also distributed to Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), chairman of the House committee on Oversight & Government Reform, and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), the ranking minority member.
JP Morgan Responds to Radical Leftist‘s ’Irresponsible’ Economic Plot
[Lerner] plan causes chaos to bring down a paradigm, only for him and his crew to fill the power vacuum, which is exactly what the Bolsheviks did in Russia. They got people all whipped up to take something down and in the void the Communists took absolute power. Attacking JP Morgan does not make them an ally, only another collectivist trying to get something for nothing.
HAARP Magnetometer data shows Japan earthquake was induced.
The HAARP magnetometer data provides proof that the Japan earthquake was not a naturally occurring quake – it was triggered. This data shows us that a HAARP military installation was broadcasting the known earthquake signature frequency in order to trigger a major earthquake.
Shocker: Obama Consulted SEIU Official Caught on Tape Stating Amnesty Meant to Ensure “Progressive” Rule…
Obama once boasted of consulting a radical on immigration issues who later admitted that granting citizenship to millions of illegal aliens would expand the “progressive” electorate and help ensure a “progressive” governing coalition for the long term.
Vice President's staff lock journalist in a closet for hours during a fundraiser to stop him talking to guests
The White House website proudly says ‘President Obama is committed to creating the most open and accessible administration in American history.’ But try telling Vice President Joe Biden’s staff that, after they held a local reporter in a closet for hours after he was invited to cover a Florida political fundraiser because they did not want him talking with the guests.
Michele Bachmann steals the show in Iowa
Michele Bachmann served up red meat to the crowd at the Iowa conservative principles conference Saturday, slamming President Barack Obama as a Jimmy Carter retread, dissing the Mitch Daniels "truce" call for social issues, and saying she wants a "waiver" from the last two years of White House leadership.
WI GOP May Have Outsmarted Opponents Again
On Friday, in a move Democrats and unions decried as an end-run around the court order barring implementation, Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald asked the nonpartisan Legislative Reference Bureau to publish the law. Publication typically means a law takes effect.
G.E.’s Strategies Let It Avoid Taxes Altogether
The company reported worldwide profits of $14.2 billion, and said $5.1 billion of the total came from its operations in the United States. Its American tax bill? None. In fact, G.E. claimed a tax benefit of $3.2 billion.
High-ranking Homeland Security official Targeted In Phony Degree Probe
After a review of personnel records and school transcripts, and an interview with a college admissions supervisor, agents concluded that there was probable cause to believe that Guzman had lied about earning a degree from the two-year college, which he attended between 1978-1986. And that he had provided superiors with a bogus diploma.
Iowa terror drill portrays immigration foes as killers
Craig Halverson of Griswold, national director of the Minuteman Patriots, an activist group that opposes illegal immigration, said today he is concerned that the exercise is intended to portray people who legally possess guns and who fight illegal immigration as extremists. Members of his organization, as well as members of the Tea Party Patriots and the 9/12 Project, are calling and emailing Iowa's elected officials to voice their objections, he said.
Palin Launches Frontal Assault on 'Lamestream Media'
"Let's keep pivoting around media bias, and not get distracted with the vulgar personal shots. Call out lies and set the record straight, but always keep the ball moving. No one ever won a game only playing defense."
Tea Party Threatens to 'Throw Out' Boehner
Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips, arguably the most vocal critic of GOP leaders, is pushing for a primary opponent against House Speaker John Boehner in 2012 for breaking his campaign pledge to cut $100 billion and for what he sees as hints that he's willing to cut less than $61 billion in a compromise with Senate Democrats.
Parents shocked daughter doesn't know Pledge of Allegiance - push school to recite it
A Brooklyn school will start reciting the Pledge of Allegiance for the first time in years after a student's parents learned their daughter didn't know the patriotic oath.
Lautenberg: Republicans “don’t deserve the freedoms that are in the Constitution!”
News flash to Lautenberg: rights are not Congress’ to grant or rescind at whim. You don’t get to decide which people deserve rights to free speech, especially not based on political thought. In fact, that’s the entire reason for the First Amendment, which restrains government from making that decision. The “freedoms in the Constitution” aren’t a grant from Congress, but a recognition of innate human rights — and a restraint on Congress from violating them.
Democrats still trying to push new mileage tax
Dumb ideas never die in Washington, DC. They just get stuck in committee. Proving that once again is outgoing Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND), attempting to revive an idea for a new tax that was so intrusive and unwieldy that even Barack Obama had to disavow it two years ago when his Transportation Secretary started pushing the notion. Conrad points to a new CBO study saying that taxing Americans on their car mileage will provide a windfall for the federal government:
“We Are at War” – NEA’s Plan of Attack
“We are at war,” incoming NEA executive director John Stocks told the union’s board of directors last month, outlining a plan to keep NEA from joining the private sector industrial unions in a slow, steady decline into irrelevancy to anyone outside the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee.
Obama's Military Actions in Libya Lowest Approval in 27 Years
Support for the current involvement in Libya is also much lower than support for American airstrikes against Libya in April 1986 following the Libyan bombing of a German nightclub that killed two American servicemen. That attack had an approval rating of 71 percent.
Bachmann to form exploratory committee in June
CNN has exclusively learned that Rep. Michele Bachmann will form a presidential exploratory committee. The Minnesota Republican plans to file papers for the committee in early June, with an announcement likely around that same time.
Unreported Soros Event Aims to Remake Entire Global Economy
On April 8, a group he's funded with $50 million is holding a major economic conference and Soros's goal for such an event is to "establish new international rules" and "reform the currency system." It's all according to a plan laid out in a Nov. 4, 2009, Soros op-ed calling for "a grand bargain that rearranges the entire financial order."
Sleeping Controller Possibility Probed After U.S. Landings
Pilots of the American plane aborted a first landing attempt when no one in the tower responded to calls and then landed without assistance, Knudson said. The United pilots landed the first time, and crews from both planes treated the airport the same as one that doesn’t ordinarily have controllers in early morning hours, he said. Another fine example of union employees.
Germans pull forces out of NATO as Libyan coalition falls apart
Deep divisions between allied forces currently bombing Libya worsened today as the German military announced it was pulling forces out of NATO over continued disagreement on who will lead the campaign.
Al Qaida commander backs Libyan rebels
The message from Libya native, Abu Yahya al-Libi, marked the first time a top ranked al Qaida commander had commented on the uprising in Libya. Gaddafi has repeatedly blamed al Qaida for inciting the unrest against him.
1 dead, 50 injured in Jerusalem bus bombing
Police said that this was the first terrorist attack in four years that involved an explosion. Police were looking for one specific person who left the bag that contained the bomb.
Hispanics Now Majority In Texas Public Schools
The Texas Education Agency reports Hispanic students this school year account for 50.2 percent of the state’s 4.9 million children enrolled in public schools, including pre-kindergarten and early childhood education.
Violence warning as unions plan mass march
The Trades Union Congress (TUC) said more than 100,000 people are expected at the march on Saturday to protest at deep government spending cuts and tax rises.
Obama Tells Brazil: U.S. Wants to Be Dependent on Foreign Oil
While leaving U.S. oil and jobs in the ground, our itinerant president tells a South American neighbor that we'll help it develop its offshore resources so we can one day import its oil. WHAT?!?
House panel plans hearing on US intervention in Libya
In a statement issued on Sunday, Ros-Lehtinen said she was “concerned that the president has yet to clearly define for the American people what vital United States security interests he believes are currently at stake in Libya. We need to know what the president believes ultimately must be accomplished in Libya to protect and advance U.S. interests there.”
Watchdog groups pressure ethics panel to move forward with Waters probe
“These delays, followed by uncertainty whether any action is forthcoming, are unfair to all parties involved in the case and reflect poorly on the ability of the House Committee on Ethics to fulfill its mission,” the groups wrote in a letter sent on Wednesday.
Food stamps could be in mix for Republicans' 2012 spending cuts
Conservatives in the lower chamber want Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to include welfare reform alongside the entitlement reforms to Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare in the budget he’s working on.
Rahm Emanuel and The Jarrett White House
Just as he prepared to make his intentions of leaving the White House known to the president, Emanuel was given a terrible warning, – his intention to leave had already become known to Valerie Jarrett. The warning came from none other than his former boss, Bill Clinton.
Michelle Obama is Flat Out Lying
D.C. Insider states Michelle Obama is "flat out lying" about President Obama’s smoking habit, while also indicating a rift has already emerged between Valerie Jarrett and newly appointed White House Chief of Staff William Daley, and the possibility of a soon to come Congressional investigation set to rock the Obama administration.
Republicans are a Bunch of Spineless Pukes
Issa backs off any “real” investigations against WH. Is given a lower level Democrat to prove “guilty”, maybe a USDA official or member of Congress that is already on their way out regardless. Issa may wish to run for president in 2016.
Key Dem: Attacks on Libya 'because of oil'
Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.), the ranking member of the House Natural Resources Committee, said that he agreed with President Obama's decision to launch, along with allies, attacks against Libya and its leader, Moammar Gadhafi. But Markey said the attacks were primarily motivated by oil. We don't import any oil from Libya. Europe does.
Pence: Fund government one day at a time if necessary
Pence said that once Reid called the Republicans plan to cut $61 billion “reckless, irresponsible and mean-spirited,” Pence just threw his hands up in the air and said, “It's time to pick a fight.'”
Palin's take on Israel: Too apologetic
During a tour of the Western Wall — Judaism's holiest site — the potential presidential candidate told her guides Israel should quit apologizing so frequently for its actions and expressed support for Jews praying on the Temple Mount.
Growing Evangelical Clout Shapes Political Debate With 2012 Looming
Steve Scheffler, who heads the Faith and Freedom Coalition, said part of the energy surging through social and religious conservatives comes from antipathy to the Obama administration. “Pure and simple, what’s driven that is an administration that few of us would have dreamed would be so bad,” said Scheffler.
Flip-Flop: Obama Admin Sends Signals That Gadhafi Can Stay in Power
Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staffs, said, “This is not about going after Gaddafi himself or attacking him at this particular point in time. It is about achieving these narrow and relatively limited objectives so that he stops killing his people and so that humanitarian support can be provided.”
US Intelligence: 'Desperate' Gadhafi Could Use WMD
U.S. intelligence agencies are fretting that a desperate Moammar Gadhafi could resort to using weapons of mass destruction in acts of terrorism against Western targets or his own people. Gadhafi has extensive stockpiles of mustard gas and high explosives at his disposal that could be employed in attacks against targets in Europe or against rebels in Libya, the U.S. believes.
Union boss goes off at meeting, prison guards say
Prison guards at a Western Maryland correctional facility say a union boss berated and tried to intimidate them after they raised questions at a pre-shift meeting about how their fees are spent and the benefits of belonging to a union.
States Consider Cutting Primaries to Save Money
The biggest state considering a delay is California, where a bill has unanimously passed a State Assembly committee that would move the presidential primary from February to June, to coincide with its state and local primary. "We'll save $100 million by eliminating the stand-alone presidential primary," said Democratic California Assemblyman Paul Fong, the bill's sponsor.
Huckabee: Florida Sen. Nelson Should Be Ousted
“Florida needs a conservative United States senator,” Republican Huckabee said in an e-mail to supporters. “By his own actions, it is clear that Democrat Senator Bill Nelson has been in Washington, DC too long. “Senator Nelson like all of the Democrats up for re-election in 2012 is a large reason our nation is going bankrupt,” Huckabee's e-mail said.
Existing home sales plunge 9.6% in February
Sales of previously owned U.S. homes fell unexpectedly sharply in February and prices fell to their lowest in nearly nine years, an industry group said Monday.
Muslim Brotherhood Taking Over Egypt
Egyptian voters overwhelmingly approved a referendum on constitutional changes on Sunday that will usher in rapid elections, with the results underscoring the strength of established political organizations, particularly the Muslim Brotherhood, and the weakness of emerging liberal groups.
Violent Protests Erupt, US Consulate Firebombed
Ahead of Obama’s Brazil Visit
Protesters urging “Obama Go Home” staged a violent protest in Rio de Janiero Friday ahead of President Barack Obama’s visit to Brazil. According to AFP, police fired rubber bullets and used tear gas to break up a demonstration outside the US consulate after protesters firebombed the building.
SEIU Is Being Sued for Extortion
“This case is not about traditional union organizing. It is about a group of powerful labor organizations that have abandoned the traditional legal framework for organizing employees into unions, in favor of old-fashioned, strongarm tactics to get what they want,” the company argues in the complaint."
WAR NO. 3: US FIRES MISSILES INTO LIBYA
"I want the American people to know that the use of force is not our first choice and it's not a choice I make lightly," Obama said. "But we cannot stand idly by when a tyrant tells his people that there will be no mercy." Hmmm...isn't that what he has been saying to the American people for two years?
Legislator says the state needs its own currency
Cautioning that the federal dollars in your wallet could soon be little more than green paper backed by broken promises, state Rep. Glen Bradley wants North Carolina to issue its own legal tender backed by silver and gold.
Wisconsin Attorney General Slams Judge’s Ruling Blocking Union Reform, Promises to Appeal
“The Legislature and the Governor, not a single Dane County Circuit Court Judge, are responsible for the enactment of laws,” said Van Hollen. “Decisions of the Supreme Court have made it clear that judges may not enjoin the Secretary of State from publishing an Act.”
No More Short-Term Budget CR’s
Our country faces a brutal reality: for far too long, the federal government has been recklessly spending money it does not have. It is the reason we now have a $14 trillion debt that threatens to bankrupt our country and why, each day, our government borrows $4 billion - almost half from foreigners and most of that from China.
Did Obama Falsify Selective Service Registration? Never Actually Register? Obama’s Draft Registration Raises Serious Questions
It was discovered that Obama’s Selective Service card may have been doctored. Debbie Schlussel has discovered solid evidence that Obama’s Selective Service registration form was submitted not when he was younger as required, but rather in 2008 and then altered to look older. Indeed, the forgers forgot to alter the “Document Location Number” which shows that it is clearly a 2008 form. This is fraud and it’s a felony and Schlussel allegations are backed up by Stephen Coffman, a former high-ranking Federal agent. Moreover, the document shows a September 4th, 1980 date and the location of the transaction as Hawaii, but at that time Obama was thousands of miles away attending Occidental College in Los Angeles.
Wisconsin after the Union Takeover
"Are you wearing a bulletproof vest?" Click. Michael Hintze's phone line went dead -- the caller never identified himself. A prominent Wisconsin Tea Party leader, Hintze is the latest recipient of anonymous death threats.
Sarah Palin Says – “It’s Time A Woman Became President of the United States”
Her role in Republican Party- Sarah Palin: I’m pretty independent and some people don’t like that… I’m a mom and I just don’t have the time to play some of the games the guys want to play. On reviving American economy- Sarah Palin: It’s common sense free market principles. Cutting spending. Last question – Will you husband be called the first man? Sarah Palin: First dude. Closing statement: When I was waiting for your speech I was talking to an official and he said he was looking forward to her speech. I asked him why and he said, “Because Sarah Palin is a a friend of India.”
Tennessee governor signs health care freedom into law
While SB0079 does not seek to nullify the federal law in its entirety, the goal of the new law is to ensure that Tennesseans are free to choose whether to participate in the federal plan, choose another plan, or not participate in any plan at all.
'Who The Hell Do You Think You Are?' Farrakhan Blast Obama For Calling For Qaddafi to Step Down
FARRAKHAN: "I warn my brother do you let these wicked demons move you in a direction that will absolutely ruin your future with your people in Africa and throughout the Arab world...Why don't you organize a group of respected Americans and ask for a meeting with Qaddafi, you can't order him to step down and get out, who the hell do you think you are?
Boehner’s Leadership May Re-Elect Obama in 2012
Instead of playing the political lightweight, Boehner needs to stand and fight. He needs to stare down Obama and the Senate, furloughing federal workers just as has happened to state and local government workers. Boehner should send the Senate a series of appropriations bills to keep important agencies operating in the name of public safety while allowing spending to lapse for nonessential and unconstitutional government programs.
BOMBSHELL: FBI Director Says CAIR Is Terror-Linked
White House officials have applauded advocacy efforts by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, even though top FBI managers refuse to meet its leaders, the council has been judged by courts to have been associated with the Islamic terror group Hamas, and several of its employees and members have been jailed or expelled for jihadi-related terrorist offenses since 2001.
Biden Praises Unions for Keeping GOP 'Barbarians From the Gate'
"You guys built the middle class," said Biden in a virtual town hall conversation hosted by the AFL-CIO. "I would just emphasize what Hilda [Solis] said and say it slightly different: We don't see the value of collective bargaining, we see the absolute positive necessity of collective bargaining. Let's get something straight: The only people who have the capacity -- organizational capacity and muscle -- to keep, as they say, the barbarians from the gate, is organized labor. And make no mistake about it, the guys on the other team get it. They know if they cripple labor, the gate is open, man. The gate is wide open. And we know that too."
Frustration With Obama Builds
Republican and Democratic Members alike are becoming increasingly critical of the president and are demanding the White House immediately step up its role in the standoff over funding the government. And Democrats fear that if Obama doesn't engage more directly - and soon - they will lose the war of words to the Republicans on the critical issue of federal spending.
Inconvenient Truth: Wind Energy Has Killed More Americans Than Nuclear
Nuclear accounts for about nine percent of America's energy, according to the Energy Information Administration, and has yet to cause a single fatality here. Wind, on the other hand, provides the United States with only 0.7 percent of its energy, and has been responsible for 35 deaths in the United States alone. So if we're trying to weigh the costs and benefits of each, it seems wind fares far worse than nuclear. Yet no one seems to be discussing plans to halt production of all new wind farms until Americans' safety can be guaranteed.
BARACK OBAMA: THE WEAKEST PRESIDENT IN HISTORY?
What is President Obama doing about anything? The most alarming answer – your guess is as good as mine – is also, frankly, the most accurate one. What the President is not doing is being clear, resolute and pro-active, which is surely a big part of his job description. This is what he has to say about the popular uprising in Libya: “Gaddafi must go.” At least, that was his position on March 3.
Senate approves CR with $6 billion in cuts for 3 weeks
It didn’t take long for the Senate to approve the House’s continuing resolution to keep the federal government in operation until April 8th, three weeks from now. After Barack Obama signaled his intent to sign the bill, it sailed through the Senate by a wide bipartisan margin, 87-13, with 9 of the 13 dissenters Republicans. But while Obama signs the bill, he may need to explain how Republicans managed to cut more spending in three weeks than Democrats proposed for the rest of the year:
NPR DOA: House Votes to Abolish Public Radio Funding
The bill, passed 228-192 along mainly partisan lines, would bar federal funding of NPR and prohibit local public stations from using federal money to pay NPR dues and buy its programs. The prospects of support in the Democratic-controlled Senate are slim. Seven Republicans broke ranks to vote against the bill.
Key House Republican Moves to Kill Fannie, Freddie
Hensarling said he would reintroduce on Thursday his legislation to end the conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac within two years of passage. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would then enter receivership or be placed back into the market for a maximum of three more years.
Idaho, Texas Legislatures Move to Loosen Gun Laws
Republican lawmakers in Texas and Idaho advanced bills to loosen gun restrictions to allow guns on college campuses to protect against another Virginia Tech-style massacre. Conservative lawmakers are advocating similar laws across the country, including in Oklahoma, Arizona, and Florida.
New bill would limit Miranda rights for foreigners arrested as terror suspects
The top-ranking senators on homeland security introduced a bill that would require Attorney General Eric Holder to consult U.S. intelligence officials before reading Miranda rights to any foreign suspected terrorist who has been arrested.
Obama May Use Executive Orders to Bypass Congress on Gun Control Laws
Administration officials said talk of executive orders or agency action are among a host of options that President Barack Obama and his advisers are considering. “The purpose of these discussions is to be a productive exchange of good ideas from folks across the spectrum,” one official said. “We think that’s a good place to start.”
D.C. GOP office windows hit by shooter
An unknown shooter targeted the storefront office of the D.C. Republican Committee Wednesday morning, cracking the windows of the building with an air gun-like small-caliber projectile.
Clinton pushes for jobs, reform in transitioning Tunisia
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pledged Thursday to help Tunisia create jobs and undertake reforms to keep the momentum behind the revolution that overthrew its president two months ago. Is that what it takes to create jobs - a revolution?
Eight Out of Ten Illegal Aliens Apprehended in 2010 Never Prosecuted, Says Border Congressman
Describing the situation during the hearing, Culberson said that those who were not prosecuted “had a chance of being home in time for dinner,” after being in custody for a few hours. He asserted that criminal consequences for those involved in illegal cross-border activity was “the key” to securing the nation’s border with Mexico.
2 ex-Dem leaders charged in fake tea party scheme
Both McGuinness and Bauer are charged with three counts of forged records, uttering and publishing, a 14-year felony; three counts of election law, false swearing, a felony punishable by five years in prison; and one count of election law, false swearing-perjury, also a five-year felony. Bauer is also charged with three counts of notary public violation, a one-year misdemeanor.
Old Dogs vs. Pit Bulls
“I would like to ask exactly whose side these Republicans are on. “See, I’m on the side of smaller government and more freedom. These House Republicans seem to be in favor of smaller government in the abstract, just not in the real world.
Trump says he has doubts about Obama’s birth place
“If I got the nomination, if I decide to run, you may go back and interview people from my kindergarten. They'll remember me. Nobody comes forward. Nobody knows who he is until later in his life. It's very strange,” the Celebrity Apprentice host added. “The whole thing is very strange.”
Harvard’s Ferguson: Obama Leading Us Back to Carter '70s
In a scenario reminiscent of the “Back to the Future” movie franchise, a Harvard professor says that we’re close to being mired in the economic disaster of the 1970s, except that Barack Obama instead of Jimmy Carter is at the wheel as the country roars toward inflation. Fueled by the oil crisis, government overspending, money printing at the world’s central banks, and chaos in the Middle East, inflation is poised to take off, says Harvard economic historian Niall Ferguson.
Obama the invisible
This is not a time for leadership; this is the time for leadership. So where is Barack Obama? The moment demands that he rise to the challenge of showing America and the world that he is taking the reins. How leaders act in times of unanticipated crisis, in which they do not have a formulated game plan and must instead navigate in treacherous waters, defines them.
Palin: '2012 Can't Come Soon Enough'
s it really any surprise that oil and gas prices are surging toward the record highs we saw in 2008 just prior to the economic collapse? Despite the President’s strange assertions in his press conference last week, his Administration is not a passive observer to the trends that have inflated oil prices to dangerous levels. His war on domestic oil and gas exploration and production has caused us pain at the pump, endangered our already sluggish economic recovery, and threatened our national security.
11% of Americans Are Basically Communists
11% of likely U.S. voters think communism is morally superior to the U.S. system of politics and economics, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. But 77% disagree and say the U.S. system is morally superior. Thirteen percent (13%) are not sure.
National Guard Troops Leaving the Border
Maj. Gen. Hugo Salazar, adjutant general of the Guard in the state, said that the mission has gone well and that his troops have helped the Department of Homeland Security monitor the border and gather intelligence against the transnational crime cartels that smuggle drugs, weapons and cash across the border.
Food prices increase 3.9% in February, highest jump in 36 years
Food prices soared 3.9 percent last month, the biggest gain since November 1974. Most of that increase was due to a sharp rise in vegetable costs, which increased nearly 50 percent. That was the most in almost a year. Meat and dairy products also rose.
Political leader who couldn’t pass a budget lectures on fiscal responsibility
If you had to pick the poster child for budgetary irresponsibility over the last few years — and certainly for 2010 — it would have to be former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Not only did Democrats under her Speakership raise discretionary spending 18% in three years, not only did she pass a Pay-Go law and then fail to adhere to it even once, Pelosi became the first Speaker since Watergate to fail to pass a budget resolution for a fiscal year.
New residential housing starts fall 22.5% in February, biggest decline in 27 years
Could the news in residential housing markets possibly get worse? Apparently, the answer to that is yes — a lot worse. The Department of Housing and Urban Development reported today that residential housing starts, including multi-family dwellings, dropped an astonishing 22.5% in February from the previous month. New starts on single-family housing dropped 11.8%:
Arizona's Brewer Revises Cuts to Medicaid
“Nothing about this plan is pain-free," Brewer said in a statement. "But it strikes a balance by creating a Medicaid program that is more fiscally responsible while keeping its core promises to the Arizonans who depend on it."
Michigan Set to Allow Voiding of Unions Contracts
The Michigan bill allows a governor-appointed emergency manager to modify or end collective bargaining agreements. With the governor's approval, the emergency manager also could dissolve a city government or recommend consolidation.
White House Urges Supreme Court Not to Jump Into Health Care Law Cases Prematurely
The Obama administration told the Supreme Court on Monday night it should stay away from a high-profile challenge to the 2010 health care law until after a lower court has had a chance to review the case.
House Votes 271-158 to Fund Government through April 8
Despite opposition from some conservatives, including Republican Study Committee chairman Jim Jordan and Senator Marco Rubio, the House agreed today to a continuing resolution that will keep the government running for three more weeks and cut $6 billion. 54 Republicans and 85 Democrats voted "no."
Mexico says U.S. never told it tracked guns were passing border
In a statement issued late Thursday, Mexico's federal attorney general's office said Mexican officials were advised of operations north of the border against suspected traffickers. But the Mexican agency said it "had no knowledge of the existence of an operation that might include the transgression or controlled trafficking of arms to Mexican territory." Now just where did they think the guns were going?
White House Insider: President Obama Should Be Arrested
We as in those in the Democratic Party who were shocked, or disappointed, or concerned over the impact the Obama White House was having on the party, on people in the party who were being forced out, and at least for a time, were willing to entertain the idea of trying to prevent the administration from inflicting more damage. Of wanting to push back – hard, against Obama and more importantly, Jarrett.
White House Insider: "Something Was Not Right with This President"
Rahm Emanuel didn’t go back to Chicago to help protect Barack Obama. Rahm Emanuel went back to Chicago to have the power to help destroy the whole myth of Barack Obama – or even more importantly, to destroy Valerie Jarrett and her entire collection of kooks that is the Obama White House. The bodies buried in Chicago…it’s time for somebody to start digging them up don’t you think? Who better to do that than Rahm Emanuel…
Committee Passes Energy Tax Prevention Act to Stop EPA Plan That Will Drive Up Gas Prices, Destroy Jobs
Today, the House Energy & Commerce Committee passed the Energy Tax Prevention Act (H.R. 910) to stop the EPA from implementing the Obama Administration’s backdoor national energy tax that will drive up gas prices further and destroy American jobs. The Energy Tax Prevention Act is an important part of the American Energy Initiative, an ongoing effort by the new majority to address rising gas prices and help create jobs.
‘This Panic Has Been Horribly Overblown’: Scientist Decries Nuke ‘Fear Mongering’
“We only have to look at the worst nuclear disaster in history, that was Chernobyl, where there was no containment structure,” he said. “10 years later when all the facts were in there were less than 10 fatalities from that explosion — only people right near the plant were affected by the radiation, 1,000 people got leukemia, 998 were cured … . It was predicted that tens of thousands of people would get cancer … [but] this never happened. This is not an atomic bomb and people don’t understand a nuclear reactor is something very different than an atomic bomb.”
Co-opting of The Presidential Eligibility Assurance Act
Again, the corporate media is deliberately silent to the level of complicity on the threats, intimidation and even legislative blackmail that is currently taking place over the issue of states’ rights and the U.S. Constitution. Specifically being referenced are the efforts of individual states to pass a Presidential Eligibility Assurance Act, or legislation that would allow each state to pass legislation verifying the eligibility of a presidential candidate under Article II, Section I, Clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution.
Wisconsin Investigations Into Fake Doctor Excuses Heat Up
“The Wisconsin Medical Examining Board, which is the regulatory authority that issued your license, has requested that we review the enclosed complaints that have been filed against you. The complaints allege that you signed “fake” sick notes for people who skipped school or work to demonstrate at the State Capitol,” the letters to the licensed individuals read.
Labor backers arrested at Tenn. Capitol protest
Most demonstrators left the hearing room after a half-hour, but a small group tried to lock arms to keep from being removed. Troopers pulled the holdouts out of the room one by one, while lawmakers, lobbyists and other observers looked on. The protesters were arrested and face charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
Barton: Drilling Would Cut Price of Gas in Half
Rep. Joe Barton says that the United States could cut the price of gasoline in half in the long term if the federal government permitted more domestic oil drilling.
Tea party bears arms at rally
“People can disagree with the right to bear arms,” said Lewis and Clark’s Conservative Tea Party Executive Director Tim Ravndal. “That’s the great thing about America. We have the rights to keep and bear arms and are exercising that right.”
Ethics complaint filed against Claire McCaskill
McCaskill, who is up for reelection in 2012, paid more than $88,000 to the Treasury Department last week after a POLITICO report that she had used taxpayer funds from her Senate office account to repay nearly 90 flights on a private plane that she co-owned with her husband and other investors.
Update: Va. School Reverses Ban on
Students’ Ten Commandments
A tour of the school reveals a variety of student expressions of school spirit, support of activities, birthday well wishes, social causes, and so on. In this case, the school has opened up student lockers for student expression but was monitoring and censoring religious speech. To censor the Ten Commandments under these circumstances clearly violated the students’ free speech.
City Lowers Police Testing Standards Because Not Enough Blacks Passed... Under pressure from Obama administration
It's a move required by the U.S. Department of Justice after it says not enough African-Americans passed the exam. The D.O.J. approved new scoring policy only requires potential police officers to get a 58% and a 63%. That's the equivalent of an ‘F’ and a ‘D’.
Springfield, Ill., mayor wants $55,457 for Obama visit
Edwards has written President Barack Obama seeking the balance of the bill the city ran up for police when the then-candidate visited in 2008 to announce his running mate. The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports that the city submitted a bill for $68,139. It's still owed $55,457. The interim mayor says there appears to be confusion about whether the Secret Service or the White House owes the money.
Suspect Located In Wisconsin GOP Death Threats UPDATE: Female Suspect Has Confessed
News that the state Justice Department has identified one suspect in connection with death threats sent to Republican state senators comes as at least a minor relief to Sen. Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend). “They caught someone? Good,” he said Friday night. “I am waiting to hear the background of the type of person who would do such a devious thing.”
NBC News Host: The Left Scared to Criticize Obama Because He's a Black Liberal
"There's a bigger issue here because the political machine has been immobilized because it is a liberal black Democratic president who is in charge that the left by my opinion does not want to criticize even though he is exhibiting behavior that were it to be a right-wing older white man, the left would be holding vigils."
Grassley, Smith: Make Lawyers Pay for Frivolous Suits
“The Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act, which we introduced Wednesday, evens the playing field by imposing monetary sanctions against attorneys who file frivolous suits,” the duo writes on Politico. “The bill simply says that cases brought to court must be based on facts and reasonable interpretations of the law.”
Dem Committees Seek Cash from Lobbyists Shunned by Obama
Obama and the Democratic National Committee have trumpeted their refusal to accept campaign donations from lobbyists. But the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee are going the opposite route, vigorously soliciting K Street cash.
THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE HAS CHANGED ITS WEBSITE TO MEET ITS KARL MARX IDEAOLOGY !!
They have removed the Stars and Stripes and replaced the banner with a BLACK strip with the quote. “The common law is the will of mankind, issuing from the life of the people”. This quote is from C Wilfred Jenks a Socialist, British citizen and big labor world workers rights union supporter.
Quake moved Japan coast 8 feet; shifted Earth's axis
The powerful earthquake that unleashed a devastating tsunami Friday appears to have moved the main island of Japan by 8 feet (2.4 meters) and shifted the Earth on its axis.
Shooting Reported Near Rio Grande In Catarina: Rancher Fears For Life
Webb County Sheriff's officials have confirmed they are investigating the case. A spokesperson says there was an exchange of gunfire between the foreman and suspects, but says no one was injured and no one was arrested. The rancher we spoke to says he didn’t expect authorities to say much. He says the same situation is happening at ranches along the border and it's time for something to be done.
Census: Ariz.'s Hispanic Population up 46 Percent
Hispanics made up nearly 30 percent of the state's 6.4 million residents during the count that began in April 2010, up from slightly more than 25 percent during the 2000 census. That's a 46 percent growth rate for the decade; from 1990 to 2000, the Hispanic population increased by 88 percent.
Obama Blames Lazy Oil Companies for America’s Energy Shortfall
The Obama administration has fired another shot in the fight over the speed with which the Interior Department is — or isn’t — letting oil drillers resume work in the Gulf of Mexico after last year’s Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. The administration late Friday appealed a judge’s orders directing the department to act on several pending Gulf Coast deep-water drilling permits.
Support Us or Else: Wisconsin Unions Bully Local Businesses With Ultimatum
In the event that you cannot support this effort to save collective bargaining, please be advised that the undersigned will publicly and formally boycott the goods and services provided by your company. However, if you join us, we will do everything in our power to publicly celebrate your partnership in the fight to preserve the right of public employees to be heard at the bargaining table.
Trumka: Obama ‘Very Helpful’ in Wisconsin Fight
Following the Wisconsin Assembly vote to pass Gov. Scott Walker’s collective bargaining crackdown, Trumka told Maddow that union workers know the president is on their side, and praised Obama for being “very, very helpful.”
Does Obama Dream Of Being A Dictator?
Two years into what some people have called the best job in the world, yet facing a lingering recession, massive unemployment, a threatening debt crisis, and diminishing approval ratings, President Obama may have let his ‘inner voice’ be heard when he allegedly revealed his dictatorial fantasy, as reported by the Times: ‘Mr. Obama has told people that it would be so much easier to be the president of China.’ I wonder who are the ‘people’ he said this to?
Wis. GOP strips public workers' bargaining rights
Republicans in the Wisconsin Senate voted Wednesday night to strip nearly all collective bargaining rights from public workers after discovering a way to bypass the chamber's missing Democrats.
Obama calling tea party racist reveals a far more disturbing reality
My dad says a snake can stay under water a very long time just like a fish. But eventually, it must come up for air. Why? Because, it is not a fish. It is a snake. Obama continues to come up for air revealing his true self.
Wisconsin Governor Rescinds Layoff Notices
Gov. Scott Walker announced on Friday that he was rescinding layoff notices for 1,500 state workers after Wisconsin lawmakers approved his plan to cut collective bargaining rights and benefits for public employees. The approval, after nearly a month of angry demonstrations and procedural maneuvering, will create enough budget savings, Mr. Walker said, that layoffs will not be needed now.
Illinois Governor Signs Amazon Internet Sales Tax Law
After two-months of fence-sitting, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn today signed controversial legislation requiring Internet retailers like Amazon.com and Overstock.com to collect Illinois’ 6.25% sales tax if they have affiliate sellers in the state.
Columbus, N.M., City Leaders Arrested In Federal Raid
The sheriff for Luna County is requesting that the entire Columbus Police Department step down until the federal investigation involving city leaders in a firearms trafficking ring is over.
Darrell Issa: White House influencing net neutrality
Issa noted that a 2009 American Spectator article said a draft of the net neutrality rules had been circulated to Obama administration officials — and that Genachowski and President Barack Obama made suspiciously similar remarks about the rules on Sept. 21, 2009.
GOP tells Reid to get to work on budget matters, or else
Harry Reid has gaveled out the Senate for the week and plans to spend the next two weeks on issues unrelated to the budget. That would run out the clock on the current continuing resolution and force a showdown between John Boehner and the Republican majority in the House and the Democrats in the Senate and the White House over the budget impasse — and likely a shutdown. Ten Senate Republicans have sent a letter to Reid threatening to object to all other business and bring the Senate to a halt:
Expert: Japan Reactor On Path to " Nuclear Meltdown" After Killer Quake, Tsunami
A devastating tsunami triggered by the biggest earthquake on record in Japan has killed about 1,000 people along the northeastern coast, leveling everything in its path. Residents of a town around a nuclear plant have been evacuated after radiation levels rose in the reactor, with at least one expert suggesting Japan could see a nuclear disaster.
Palin: Union Boss 'Thugs' Should Dial Back Rhetoric
Some union officials “are leading some of their good members down a road that will result in, unfortunately, somebody getting hurt if you believe the death threats that are being received by those who happen to support amending some collective bargaining privileges of state unions.”
White House moving to repair troubled relationship with Cabinet
Both sides were deeply disgruntled. Agency heads privately complained that the White House was a "fortress" that was unwilling to accept input and that micromanaged their departments. Senior administration advisers rolled their eyes in staff meetings at the mention of certain Cabinet members, participants said.
Pence strangely reluctant to ride to cowboy poetry’s rescue
If Nevadans want to subsidize a cowboy poetry festival, then let them cowboy up and authorize the funding for it. A cowboy poetry festival in Nevada doesn’t benefit taxpayers in Minnesota or Ohio.
Senate GOP introduces national open-shop bill
Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), introduced the National Right to Work Act to “reduce workplace discrimination by protecting the free choice of individuals to form, join, or assist labor organizations, or to refrain from such activities,” according to a statement.
Walker offers compromise, fleebaggers walk away
This directly refutes the notion pushed by the state Senators who fled the state that Walker has unilaterally refused to bargain with them. In fact, here are the specific proposals offered by Walker as a compromise:
Idaho Cripples Union Power
The Idaho Legislature has approved a bill that would phase out tenure for new teachers and limit their collective-bargaining rights, marking a victory for lawmakers seeking union reforms in state capitals across the country.
Team Obama Requests Early Release of Convicted Terrorist
After the request, a judge sentenced Babar to 10 years of supervised release and a court fee of $500. "According to Babar," says the request for leniency, dated Nov. 23, 2010, "he still supports today the killing of American military service members on battlefields in Muslim countries. Babar has advised that he also supports the killing of Americans (both military and civilian) in Muslim countries 'occupied' by the United States."
HOW TO DEFEAT OBAMA
Dick and Eileen explain how to defeat Obama in 2012. As the strategist who guided Bill Clinton to re-election in 1996, Dick’s comments are particularly important.
• Don’t let him move to the center They explain how to call Obama’s bluff and stop him from appearing to be a reformed moderate.
• Keep him on the defensive How to use the Republican House to keep challenging Obama and force him to fight on our turf.
• Focus on attacks on his record, not on him personally Obama thrives on personal attacks. It’s his record as president that he can’t defend.
Rep. Gohmert: Obamacare Has Become ‘Crony Care’ for Pals
The Obama administration has granted waivers or adjustments to five states and more than 1,000 unions, companies, and other organizations representing nearly 3 million people who no longer have to comply with healthcare-reform requirements — for now. That news comes despite two looming congressional investigations into whether politics influences who received a waiver — what one GOP congressman is calling “crony care.”
Rep. King Gets Threatening Phone Calls Before Islam Hearings
Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.) is receiving a barrage of threatening phone calls, some from overseas, which has led to increased police protection ahead of Thursday’s hearing on the possible radicalization of American Muslims.
Federal workers overpaid, get too many bonuses, say Oversight Republicans
Rep. Dennis Ross (R-Fla.), chairman of the Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and Labor Policy subpanel, opened the hearing by noting that “federal employees on average earned $101,628 in total compensation in 2010, nearly four times more than the average private-sector worker.”
Duped! Relentless Marxist Deception
“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But, under the name of ‘liberalism’, they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day Americawill be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.” Norman Thomas, former U.S. Socialist Party president candidate
NUGENT: Multicultural rot in the melting pot
You have to wonder how these leaders ever could have signed on to encouraging Muslims to lead separate lives and not to assimilate in the first place. Pardon me, but even a venison-fueled guitar slayer knows that playing politically correct games always leads to death, destruction and decay.
Hoyer Says Federal Budget May Not Be Balanced for 20 Years
“I don’t think you can get there in ten years. I think it’s going to take a longer time [because] we’ve dug such a deep hole. We turned a $5.6 trillion [projected] surplus into $5 trillion in additional debt.”
Report: Too many whites, men leading military
The report ordered by Congress in 2009 calls for greater diversity in the military’s leadership so it will better reflect the racial, ethnic and gender mix in the armed forces and in American society.
Freshman Democrat Joe Manchin: Obama has 'failed to lead' on budget
“Why are we doing all this when the most powerful person in these negotiations — our president — has failed to lead this debate or offer a serious proposal for spending and cuts that he would be willing to fight for?”
NPR Executive Goes on Bigoted Rant
A man who appears to be a National Public Radio senior executive, Ron Schiller, has been captured on camera savaging conservatives and the Tea Party movement.
School Defies ACLU, Refuses to Remove Prayer Banner
A Rhode Island school district has decided that if it comes down to a fight – they are willing to fight the American Civil Liberties Union over a prayer banner hanging inside a public school. The Cranston School Committee voted 4-3 Monday to keep the banner at Cranston High School West even if it means a costly legal battle. The banner had been hanging in the high school for decades but last year, the Rhode Island chapter of the ACLU received a single complaint.
Democrats Propose Taxing Your 401(k)
Illinois Senate President John Cullerton today suggested the state should start taxing the retirement income of senior citizens who are able to afford it. The state does not currently tax pensions or retirement funds such as 401(k) plans, but Cullerton told a City Club of Chicago luncheon that should take place as part of an overall look at what he said was Illinois' "outdated" tax system. "It would just be a matter of fairness," said Cullerton, a Chicago Democrat.
Obama creates indefinite detention system for prisoners at Guantanamo Bay
Obama signed an executive order Monday that will create a formal system of indefinite detention for those held at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, who continue to pose a significant threat to national security. The administration also said it will start new military commission trials for detainees there.
Republican Sen. Lugar to oppose House GOP's $61B spending cuts
Lugar, who is facing a Tea Party-backed challenge in the 2012 Indiana Republican primary, is taking a political risk. But he and other centrist Republicans have concerns about steep spending cuts that will eliminate funding for some federal programs in mid-year.
Blaming Democrats' 'lack of action,' House GOP prepares a second stopgap
“Republicans will be prepared in the House to do another two-, three- or four-week CR, but each time, we’re going to go at it taking more bites, making sure we have cuts out there that will make the economy stronger,” McCarthy said
Pump pain for Obama
Policies backed by the administration and congressional Democrats “have cost jobs, stunted economic growth and stuck American families with higher energy bills,” Rep. Tom Price (Ga.), the chairman of the House GOP Policy Committee, said in a statement Monday.
Dems seek budget vote game change
Both sides have targeted centrists in the other party to encourage defections. But leaders are playing defense as well, nervous about mavericks in their own caucuses who could give rhetorical ammunition to the enemy.
State, local lobbyists push to save programs from budget ax
Under the House Republican continuing resolution, the grant program would be reduced from about $4 billion to $1.5 billion. Other programs that face funding reductions under the legislation are the federal transit program, which would go from $10.7 billion to $10.2 billion; the high-speed rail initiative, which would see its current $3.7 billion in funding wiped out; and community health center grants, which would be reduced by $1 billion.
GOP Sen. Lugar says he'll support House Republican spending cuts
Lugar said Tuesday afternoon that he made a mistake when he told reporters earlier in the day that he would oppose H.R. 1, the House GOP plan to cut an additional $57 billion from the 2011 budget.
Why America Will Stay on Top
"Of course I worry about America," he says. "The whole world depends on America ultimately, particularly Britain. And also, I love America—a marvelous country. But in a sense I don't worry about America because I think America has such huge strengths—particularly its freedom of thought and expression—that it's going to survive as a top nation for the foreseeable future. And therefore take care of the world."
Hawaii official now swears: No Obama birth certificate
“Senior officers in the City and County of Honolulu Elections Division told me on multiple occasions that no Hawaii long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate existed for Senator Obama in the Hawaii Department of Health,” Adams’ affidavit reads, “and there was no record that any such document had ever been on file in the Hawaii Department of Health or any other branch or department of the Hawaii government.”
Meet The Press: David Gregory Irked by Michelle Bachmann Emphasis on Secret $105 Billion ObamaCare Funding
A clearly irritated David Gregory kept insisting that he only wanted to stick with "narrow budget questions" and acted increasingly frustrated as Bachmann kept returning to the 105 BILLION dollars of hidden ObamaCare funding that he did not want to even briefly talk about.
Government posts biggest monthly deficit ever
The federal government posted its largest monthly deficit in history in February at $223 billion, according to preliminary numbers the CBO. That figure tops last February’s record of $220.9 billion, and marks the 29th straight month the government has run in the red — a modern record. The last time the federal government posted even a monthly surplus was September 2008, just before the financial collapse.
Another Whopper From the Obama White House On the Budget
Once again the Obama administration is playing fast and loose with numbers, hoping to sneak one by the media and the American people. It adds to the sense Mr. Obama is neither serious about cutting spending nor about negotiating with Congressional Republicans. How can the GOP have meaningful discussions with an administration so ready to engage in such financial flim-flam?
As Gas Prices Rise, Is It Time to 'Drill, Baby, Drill'?
Why is it OK for others to exploit their resources, but not acceptable for America to do so? Why are we content to pay others for oil at outrageous prices, but are unwilling to use our own resources for our own immediate needs? Unless our government steps on the gas and exploits our own oil, gas, and coal production, America will suffer a double dip recession, or worse.
Court Won't Hear Challenge to 'In God We Trust'
This appeal dealt with the inscription of the national motto "In God We Trust" on U.S. coins and currency. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco says the phrase is ceremonial and patriotic and "has nothing whatsoever to do with the establishment of religion."
Showing gratitude, saying thank you.
The gratitude campaign
Agent: I was ordered to let U.S. guns into Mexico
An Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms senior agent assigned to the Phoenix office in 2010, Dodson's job is to stop gun trafficking across the border. Instead, he says he was ordered to sit by and watch it happen.
Obama: No Arming of U.S. Agents in Mexico
Obama on Thursday appeared to reject the idea of arming U.S. agents in Mexico, saying after a meeting with Mexican President Felipe Calderon that the two governments will look at other ways to protect American officials in the wake of a fatal shooting last month.
Records show agents fired beanbags in fatal border gunfight
Border Patrol agents shot beanbags at a group of suspected bandits before the men returned fire during a confrontation in a remote canyon, killing agent Brian Terry with a single gunshot, records show.
Utah Considers Return to Gold, Silver Coins
The legislation, which has 12 co-sponsors, would let Utahans pay their taxes with gold and also calls for a committee to study alternative currencies for the state. It would also exempt the sale of gold from the state capital gains tax.
Immigration Wars: More States Looking at Arizona-Style Laws
"We are going to pass more immigration enforcement legislation in the states in 2011 than any year prior. And what we don't get done in 2011 we will get done in 2012," he vowed.
WI Senate Signs Contempt Order
The Republican leader of the Wisconsin Senate has signed orders finding 14 AWOL Democrats in contempt. The orders signed Thursday allow the sergeant at arms to detain the missing senators and use police force if necessary.
Judge orders protesters out of Wisconsin Capitol
Dane County Circuit Judge John Albert ruled Thursday night that protesters remaining in the building should be immediately removed — along with any unauthorized materials such as sleeping bags and signs taped to the Capitol walls.
Eric Holder’s liberal racism
Mr. Holder is the nation’s top law enforcement officer. His duty is to uphold the law and apply it fairly and equally to everyone - regardless of race. In other words, his job demands that he be colorblind. By his own words, he has shown he is unfit for the position. He is a racial tribalist - race trumps justice. When he talks about his people, Mr. Holder sounds like the grand wizard of a black Ku Klux Klan.
Sebelius: Yes, we’re double-counting Medicare savings
“There is an issue here on the budget because your own actuary has said you can’t double-count,” said Shimkus. “You can’t count — they’re attacking Medicare on the CR when their bill, your law, cut $500 billion from Medicare.”
DeMint calls for end of public financing for PBS, NPR
What do the numbers $369,000, $632,233, and $1.2 million have in common? According to Senator Jim DeMint, those are the salaries received by top-ranking executives of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS, and NPR in 2009. When publicly-financed media operations can afford to pay those kinds of salaries, DeMint argues, it’s time for them to pay their own way:
Palin: I was defending free speech, not demanding limits to it
“Obviously my comment meant that when we’re told we can’t say ‘God bless you’ in graduation speeches or pray before a local football game but these wackos can invoke God’s name in their hate speech while picketing our military funerals, it shows ridiculous inconsistency,” Palin told TheDC. “I wasn’t calling for any limit on free speech, and it’s a shame some folks tried to twist my comment in that way. I was simply pointing out the irony of an often selective interpretation of free speech rights.”
Long-term unemployed “the new Irish”
Look anywhere that jobs are posted and you’ll see more examples. This discrimination isn’t subtle. It’s not covert. It’s right out in the open, stated in the listings: A phone manufacturer looking to fill a marketing job stipulates “No unemployed candidates will be considered at all.” An electronics firm looking for an engineer says it will “Not consider/review anyone NOT currently employed regardless of the reason.” A Craigslist posting for an assistant restaurant manager in New Jersey says all applicants “Must be currently employed.”
WH blames Senate Democrats for budget stall?
Well, sort of. Chuck Todd reports for NBC that his sources at the White House think that Harry Reid and his caucus haven’t done enough to reach out to the House Republican leadership. Having Joe Biden lead a meeting is more a facilitation or mediation rather than seeing a need for presidential leadership, and that Barack Obama’s offer of $6.5 billion in cuts was merely an ice-breaker. Anyone buying this? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?
Unemployment Rate Really at 10.3 Percent
"There is essentially no difference between the unemployment rate now and the one at this time a year ago; January's rate, in contrast, showed a 1.1-percentage-point year-over-year improvement. This suggests that the real U.S. jobs situation worsened in February. That is, jobs are relatively less available now than in January," the polling agency says.
Boehner Rips Obama's 'Outrageous' Behavior
House Speaker John Boehner declares that President Barack Obama’s decision not to defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in court is “outrageous” and vows that Republicans will intervene in the next few days.
House Democrat Admits: We Know How to Bypass Earmark Ban
In response to a question about whether earmark bans have “curtailed” the Appropriations Committee’s power, Moran responded, “No, and I have to say — and I’m going to be as candid as possible — the appropriators are going to be okay because we know people in agencies and so on. We will continue to do the best job we can for the country and to some extent for our congressional districts because that’s our job as well.”
By The Numbers: An Analysis of the February Unemployment Report & Why We Have Work to Do
By The Numbers. Joblessness remains unacceptably high and well above the level the Obama Administration promised after enacting its failed stimulus.’ February was the 23rd straight month in which unemployment was at or above 8.9 percent, the longest such stretch on record. For the 14th straight month, there were one million discouraged workers – people who stopped looking because they do not believe there are jobs out there for them
FLORIDA JUDGE ORDERS OBAMA TO SEEK EXPEDITED APPELLATE REVIEW OF HIS RULING THAT HEALTHCARE LAW IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL...
U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson ordered the administration to seek an expedited appellate review within the next week of his January 31 ruling that favored arguments by 26 states that the law's requirement that Americans buy health insurance starting in 2014 or pay a penalty was unconstitutional.
Democrats ready spending bill with few cuts
The spending bill would essentially keep government spending at its current level through the end of the fiscal year on September 30, factoring in $4 billion in noncontroversial cuts that were included in a temporary spending measure passed earlier in the day.
A New Hope: The First High School Tea Party Club in America
Reaching our youth with the conservative message is an essential mission. However, in an age where they are bombarded from every direction with the propaganda of the Left, trying to convey the wisdom of elders can be like lighting a match in a hurricane. That is why it is so encouraging to come across young people who already bear a torch for conservatism lit and maintained on their own.
For Democrats, the purpose of government is to generously provide jobs for people who otherwise couldn't be hired -- because their skills, attitude or sense of entitlement are considered undesirable in the private sector. And no, I'm not just talking about Barack Obama.
Groups Mobilize for and Against Upcoming Pro-Shariah Rally
British Imam Anjem Choudary, aims to gather Muslims and non-Muslims outside the White House Thursday afternoon to “let the tyrant Barack Obama and the American people know that a new constitution beckons the U.S. called the Shariah, and that this worldwide revolution will see it implemented inshaa’allah (God willing) very, very soon,” according to the rally's website.
State of Michigan to Stop Illegal ‘Union Dues’ Withdrawals From Checks to Home-Based Day Care Providers
he idea that millions of dollars could be diverted annually from the subsidy checks of low-income families to fatten union coffers was bad enough. The fact that the government was a party to this scheme and was willing to call private employers ‘public employees’ made it all the more egregious.
SB5 Passes Ohio Senate 17-16
A bill designed to restrict collective bargaining by state employees has narrowly passed in the Ohio Senate. Senate Bill 5 is lauded by supporters for allowing the state to lower costs and make state employees pay more for their health care and benefits, while still allowing collective bargaining for salaries.
1st Amendment protects military funeral protesters
The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the First Amendment protects fundamentalist church members who mount anti-gay protests outside military funerals, despite the pain they cause grieving families.
Capitol Chaos: Resolution Passed To Fine 'Wisconsin 14'
The 14 Wisconsin state Senate Democrats who left the state two weeks ago will now face fines of $100 for each day they miss, if they miss two or more days.
Forbes: Get ready for Carter 2.0 on energy and the Mideast
The Obama administration is repeating the mistakes of President Jimmy Carter’s failed energy policies, which marred his term and stigmatized the 1970s. They are leading us straight into another national energy disaster. …
Senate passes stopgap, setting up bigger spending fight with House
Democratic senators expressed a litany of complaints with the short-term measure, but most were unwilling to vote against it and risk being seen as stubbornly resistant to spending cuts.
Interior chief to Congress: Want faster drilling permits? Show us the money
The department’s fiscal year 2012 budget request seeks $358 million for its Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), a 50 percent increase above fiscal year 2010 levels for offshore regulation.
Group of Senate Dems seeks to block Social Security reforms that cut benefits
A group of Senate Democrats, led by (admitted communist) Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), is trying to establish procedural protections to guard against cuts to Social Security benefits. But Republicans argue the proposal would make it more difficult to reform Social Security and could result in reduced benefits after 2037.
Energy secretary says there's no need to tap U.S. oil reserves
Chu said the administration is “watching the situation very closely” and he acknowledged that oil price spikes could have a “bad effect on consumers and industry and the economy.”
Budget chairman blasts 'RomneyCare' as similar to 'ObamaCare'
Ryan is the third major Republican to recently criticize the healthcare reforms passed by Romney, who is a likely Republican presidential candidate.
DeMint: Collective bargaining has no place in government
"It's a bigger issue than people think, and it's something that I'm going to work a lot on, because I really don't think that collective bargaining has any place in representative government."
Nancy Pelosi’s irrelevant budget objection.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi seems to have not gotten the memo, because she’s criticizing the cuts… and, by association, the President for suggesting them in the first place. Such a criticism requires only the highest, most logical rebuttal:
So How Much Do Public Union Workers Really Make?
Obama lashed out at Republicans Monday for having "denigrated or vilified" public union employees. Without collective bargaining and the ability to go on strike, he said we wouldn't be able to attract "the best and the brightest to public service." Are public employees simply the best and the brightest? Or are we simply lavishing them with much better employment deals than their private counterparts?
House Panel to Vote on 'Disapproving' Net Neutrality
The congressional assault on network neutrality regulations adopted by the Democratic-led Federal Communications Commission in December continues Wednesday, when the House Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee votes on a "resolution of disapproval" designed to derail the requirements, which prohibit the blocking or degrading of online competitors.
They're playing games, literally, in the Justice Department
That certainly doesn't jibe with reports from lawyers inside DOJ, who tell of Voting Section attorneys so bored that many spend the day playing computer Solitaire, watching videos, and venting at the lack of activity.
Pentagon Study: ‘08 Financial Crisis May Have Included Work of Finanical Terrorists
“There is sufficient justification to question whether outside forces triggered, capitalized upon or magnified the economic difficulties of 2008,” the report says, explaining that those domestic economic factors would have caused a “normal downturn” but not the “near collapse” of the global economic system that took place.
Government Unions 101: What Public-Sector Unions Won't Tell You
Legal Monopoly: Government collective bargaining gives unions a monopoly on the government’s workforce. The government must employ workers on the terms the union negotiates. It may not hire competing workers.
How States Can Survive the Medicaid Crisis
Four months from now, the extra Medicaid money delivered to states from the federal stimulus disappears. The loss of federal money, along with increased enrollment as a result of the recession, exacerbates the state crisis. All 29 Republican governors signed a letter to Congress and the White House asking that the Medicaid maintenance-of-effort requirements for eligibility in the new health care law be repealed.
MEDICAID EXPANSION IN HEALTH LAW TO COST STATES $118 BILLION
“Governors of both political parties were clear when Congress was debating the $2.6 trillion health law that they could not afford a massive expansion in Medicaid. Washington didn’t listen and plowed forward instead by putting 16 million Americans onto the Medicaid rolls to keep the federal price tag down,” said Hatch. “With this report, we see the true cost to states, who are already facing a collective $175 billion budget shortfall, of this unsustainable expansion. Any sustainable attempt by Governors to balance their budgets is undermined by the $118 billion cost of the massive growth of this federal program. It’s time for Congress to peel this program back by putting states, not the federal government, back in charge. ”