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Wyoming House advances doomsday bill
House Bill 85 passed on first reading by a voice vote. It would create a state-run government continuity task force, which would study and prepare Wyoming for potential catastrophes, from disruptions in food and energy supplies to a complete meltdown of the federal government.
'Iran ready to wipe Israel off the map'
Tehran's deputy defense minister warns Jerusalem against strike on Iran's nuclear facilities, says 'any action by Zionist regime will bring about its destruction'
Green company gets $390M subsidies, lays off 125
A123 Systems, an electric car battery company once touted as a stimulus "success story" by former Gov. Jennifer Granhom, D-Mich., has laid off 125 employees since receiving $390 million in government subsidies -- but is still handing out big pay raises to company executives.
More bad news: U.S. water bills to triple
First high gas prices, now water. A shocking new report about the nation's crumbling drinking water system says that Americans should expect their bills to double or triple to cover repairs just to keep their faucets pouring. That means adding up to $900 a year more for water, nearly equal the amount of the newly extended payroll tax cut.
3 doomsaying experts who foresee economic devastation ahead
Behind the mainstream Wall Street happy talk about more stable financial markets and an improving economy are grim warnings of tough times ahead from a small cadre of doomsayers who warn that the worst of the financial crisis is still to come.
Democratic governors discuss bypassing Congress with Obama
Obama met with a group of Democratic governors on Friday and discussed plans to work around Congress toward policy goals. Gov. Jack Markell, the Democratic governor of Delaware and the vice chairman of the National Governors Association, told The Hill that the meeting was “very good” and said many of the governors were responsive to ideas about bypassing Congress.
State warned Obama fails ballot requirements
A complaint has been filed asking Pennsylvania state officials to set aside Barack Obama’s 2012 presidential candidacy, because he cannot meet the state’s eligibility requirements. It’s another case in what is developing into a long list of states in which Obama’s candidacy is being challenged legally. A complaint recently was filed in Indiana, and Georgia’s dispute already is moving to the appellate level. Cases also are reported to be developing in Mississippi, Alabama and other states.
It's time D.C. understood: 'This Is Our America'
Las Vegas businessman Sam Gladstein is fed up with corruption and political posturing in Washington while the government – and the cost of maintaining it – grows out of control. So the 48-year-old husband and father of three recalled his experience as a former audio engineer and expressed his frustration the only way that felt right: by creating a song, a song he now hopes will become the anthem of the critical 2012 election.
Can Obama's detention plans be stopped?
A bipartisan team ranging from former Al Gore consultant Naomi Wolf to Ronald Reagan Justice Department official Bruce Fein have committed to working with state and local governments to make sure the citizen detention plans signed into law by Barack Obama are not enforced.
Sarah Palin at CPAC 2012
Former Alaska governor and vice presidential nominee Sara Palin spoke to conservatives attending the Conservative Political Action Conference. She criticized the Obama administration's policies which she said were not "winning.
End of the Constitution
This is what’s at stake. Mr. Obama is acting like an arbitrary tyrant. He is running roughshod over the Constitution, egregiously, repeatedly and deliberately violating its restraints and clear limits on federal power. He has publicly admitted that he finds Congress a nuisance, an “obstacle” to his secular socialist project. He has said that he often thinks about “going it alone.” In fact, this is what he has done - so far, largely with impunity.
February 13, 2012 Inside Media Matters: Sources, memos reveal erratic behavior, close coordination with White House and news organizations
Brock, the head of the liberal nonprofit Media Matters for America, had told friends and co-workers that he feared he was in imminent danger from right-wing assassins and needed a security team to keep him safe. The threat he faced while smoking on his roof? “Snipers,” a former co-worker recalled.
Obama Budget: Let the Battle Begin
Obama will ask for substantial spending increases on infrastructure and job training, but will offer few reforms to entitlement programs, which take up 40 percent of the annual federal budget.
Man charged in assassination attempt against Utah Gov. Gary Herbert (R)
Court papers say Baker was conducting surveillance on the Governor's Mansion in Salt Lake City. The records also say that on Feb. 2, Baker had sent text messages to a friend stating that he was lying in the bushes and intended to kill the governor. The recipient of the texts reported the messages to police and Baker was arrested the same day, court papers say.
Militia on Trial: ‘Good Ol’ Boys’ and Preppers, or Anti-Gov’t Domestic Terrorists?
Seven members of a Midwest militia accused of plotting to overthrow the government are set to stand trial, where jurors will decide whether federal authorities prevented an attack by homegrown extremists or simply made too much of the boasts by weekend warriors who had pledged to “take our nation back.”
Senate GOP pushes for Keystone vote on highway measure
GOP lawmakers backing the controversial oil pipeline plan to file an amendment mandating the project to the Senate transportation package Monday. It is unclear whether the Keystone measure —one of scores of proposed additions to the highway package — will come up for a vote.
Boehner Sabotaging Fast and Furious Probe?
Rumors abound this week of secret negotiations, backdoor meetings and veiled threats aimed at halting Rep. Issa’s investigation of the Fast and Furious scandal. Regretfully, such rumors are all too credible given Speaker Boehner’s history of always seeking a compromise even when victory is in sight.
Sen Burr introduces the Extended Unemployment Benefits Reform Act of 2012
Today, U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) introduced the Extended Unemployment Benefits Reform Act of 2012. After six months of unemployment, this bill would require individuals to complete 20 hours of public service and 20 hours of active job search per week as conditions for receipt of federal extended unemployment benefits.
Catholic Bishops: Obama's Solution 'Is Unacceptable'
...s 'unacceptable" because, among other things, it does not protect the freedom-of-conscience rights of secular for-profit employers, or secular non-profit employers, or religious insurers, or self-insured religious employers, or individual Americans.
Religion burns Obama again
Chalk up yet another religious controversy on Obama’s record. The furor over contraception that consumed much of this week is just one more instance of the president having been put onto the back foot at the intersection of faith and politics.
NRA official: Obama wants to outlaw guns in 2nd term
"All that first term, lip service to gun owners is just part of a massive Obama conspiracy to deceive voters and hide his true intentions to destroy the Second Amendment during his second term," he said.
Dick Morris: Obama is Betraying America
As his Administration enters its last year, he is about to sign four treaties which surrender our sovereignty, enact gun control, cede the power to go to war to the U.N., and tell us how to raise our children
Ayatollah: Kill all Jews, annihilate Israel
Calling Israel a danger to Islam, the conservative website Alef, with ties to Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said the opportunity must not be lost to remove “this corrupting material. It is a “‘jurisprudential justification” to kill all the Jews and annihilate Israel, and in that, the Islamic government of Iran must take the helm.”
"Hidden" mortgage fee paying for payroll tax cut
Anderson will save a couple hundred dollars from having her payroll tax cut extended but her mortgage broker told her the new fee would cost her almost $9,500. "I was absolutely startled that it would add up to that much," she said. The $35.7 billion collected in fees won't go into the Social Security fund to replace the lost payroll tax. It goes to the general treasury where Congress can spend it however they please.
Congress Cuts Hazard Pay for Soldiers Serving in Harm's Way
The proration amounts to $7.50 per day. So, for example, if a service member spends only 7 days of the month in Afghanistan, he or she will have only $52.50 in Imminent Danger Pay added to their paycheck.
Ginsburg to Egyptians: I wouldn't use U.S. Constitution as a model
Indeed, Ginsburg's comments are not foreign to her overall philosophy. The justice has previously stated that she weighs foreign law as well as U.S. law when forming a legal opinion. "The notion that it is improper to look beyond the borders of the United States in grappling with hard questions has a certain kinship to the view that the U.S. Constitution is a document essentially frozen in time as of the date of its ratification," Ginsburg told an audience at the American Society of International Law in April 2005.
Rep. Lamar Smith: Obama Officials Ignoring Immigration Laws
Work-site inspections have been virtually abandoned, states that try to enforce federal immigration laws are punished, and illegal immigrants are given the right to apply for work authorization in 90 percent of cases.
Allen West To Obama: ‘Get The Hell Out Of The United States of America’
Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) had a strong message Saturday for President Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz: “Get the hell out.”
Senators McCain and Harkin seek to kill the dollar bill
Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) have introduced legislation that would permanently discontinue the $1 dollar note and replace it with a coin.
Bribery Scandal at Justice Dept.?
A U.S. Justice Department source has told The Daily Caller that at least two DOJ prosecutors accepted cash bribes from allegedly corrupt finance executives who were indicted under court seal within the past 13 months, but never arrested or prosecuted.
Family of Murdered Border Patrol Agent Files $25M Claim Against ATF
The family of murdered Border Patrol agent Brian Terry has filed a $25 million wrongful death claim against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives claiming Terry was killed with AK-47s that were knowingly sold under the Fast and Furious gunrunning probe to a straw purchaser for drug cartels.
Coal Company Layoffs Affect Hundreds Of Families
Mark Whooten is a spokesman for Southern Coal. He told News 5 who made the decision. "These layoffs are a decision by our corporate headquarters. They are market driven due to metallurgical coal market fluctuating violently at the present time."
What Does Obama Do All Day?
Are you impressed with the image of Obama-at-work left by Ryan Lizza’s “Obama Memos” piece in the New Yorker? The President’s decision-making method–at least as described in the piece–seems to consist mainly of checking boxes on memos his aides have written for him. …
DHS Report Compares Terrorism To “Ordinary Crime,” Omits Islamists
This appears to be part of the Obama Administration’s Muslim outreach effort, which includes hiring a special Homeland Security adviser (Mohamed Elibiary) who supports a radical Islamist theologian and renowned jihadist ideologue. The Obama Justice Department also created a special Muslim Engagement Advisory Group to foster greater communication, collaboration and a new level of respect between law enforcement and Muslim and Arab-American communities.
DeMint wants term-limit amendment added to insider-trading bill
“Our founders warned us about creating a class of career politicians who amass personal power instead of fighting for the people they are supposed to represent. Decades of permanent politicians has left us with a $15 trillion debt, and a federal budget and tax code that favors special interests with the highest paid lobbyists,” said DeMint.
Engineers invent bullet that guides itself to target...
The patented design doesn't shoot straight. Instead of a spiral rotation, the bullet twists and turns to guide itself towards a laser directed point. It can make up to thirty corrections per second while in the air.
GOP Delegate Tracker
Following the results of the 2012 Republican primaries and caucuses.
Darrell Issa threatens Eric Holder with contempt
Issa accused the Justice Department of trying to “obstruct our investigation and deceive the public” by withholding documents. “Your actions lead us to conclude that the department is actively engaged in a cover-up,” he said in a four-page letter.
Soaring Beef Prices Force Shoppers To Find Other Foods
Beef prices soared more than 10 percent last year according to the Department of Agriculture, and they will likely go up at least another 5 percent this year.
Iran, perceiving threat from West, willing to attack on U.S. soil, U.S. intelligence report finds
The warning about Iran’s more aggressive stance was included in written testimony that Clapper submitted to Congress on Tuesday as part of the intelligence community’s annual assessment of the nation’s most serious security threats.
‘Islamist Firster’ president not what he claimed
Obama has devoted his administration to raising taxes, adding to the byzantine structure of the federal government, and has created a whole new massive bureaucracy he claims really will cure our every little boo-boo.
Indiana Senate approves bill to teach creationism alongside evolution in public schools
The Indiana Senate has approved a bill to allow the state's public schools to teach creationism in science classes as long as they include origin of life theories from multiple religions. The Senate passed the bill on a 28-22 vote even though some senators raised questions about the measure's constitutionality. The bill now goes to the House for consideration.