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IJ on the Individual Mandate
If government-mandated health insurance is upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court after the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) case is argued in March 2012, the Institute for Justice warns in its amicus brief that there will be dire and predictable threats to individual liberty and voluntary relations that have been the foundation of American contract law for centuries

Issa on Obama's Remarks to Medvedev: 'He's Going to Sell Out Our National Defense After the Election'
Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said Tuesday that “the American people should be very afraid” after hearing President Barack Obama’s accidentally recorded remarks to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Monday that after the election he would have more “flexibility” in dealing with the Russians. "I judge that in fact he’s going to sell out our national defense after the election," said Issa.

Former Navy Seal: Obama Using “Classic Soviet Style Tactics” To Put America In “The Throes Of a Cold Civil War”
America is in fact, right now, in the vicious throes of a Cold Civil War. Cold as in non-violent and Civil as in nationwide; an attempt to force a new government-controlled ideology upon an unwilling public. And the forces implementing this agenda are relentless. These are classic Soviet style tactics designed and implemented in an effort to make us react, get us to either flinch and shut up, or overreact and get suppressed. It is also an exercise so they can gather intel on who is who and who has pull. Many of us are trained. We know this game.

Insider Warned Us – Obama’s Racial Division Plan Now Underway…
By inserting himself directly into the ongoing conversation regarding the shooting death of a 17 -year old Black youth in Florida by a Hispanic man, and with Obama supporters in the Liberal Media repeating charges of national racism, Barack Obama appears quite willing to push the United States into a potential race war

Mich. militia members cleared of charges that accused them of plotting war against government
A federal judge on Tuesday gutted the government’s case against seven members of a Michigan militia, dismissing the most serious charges in an extraordinary defeat for federal authorities who insisted they had captured homegrown rural extremists poised for war. U.S. District Judge Victoria Roberts said the members’ expressed hatred of law enforcement didn’t amount to a conspiracy to rebel against the government.

Talking Points: A Bad Day for ObamaCare at the Supreme Court
Consensus is that Solicitor General Donald Verrilli representing the Obama administration did not... did not make a strong argument in asserting that the federal government has a right to force Americans to buy health insurance or anything else for that matter. Verrilli got caught when he tried to call the fine that would be imposed if the Americans didn't buy health insurance a tax. Liberal Justice Stephen Breyer wasn't buying it

Holder Let's Black Panthers Skate... Again
J. Christian Adams, a former Justice Department Attorney, talked to Brian Kilmeade on Fox & Friends this morning about why he felt the New Black Panther party were being ignored by Attorney General Eric Holder, despite their illegal threat to 'capture' Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman.

Prosecutors: Democratic campaign treasurer embezzled at least $7 million from multiple clients
A longtime California Democratic campaign treasurer embezzled at least $7 million from as many as 50 clients including politicians, local officials and other political entities. Sen. Dianne Feinstein has previously stated she lost about $4.7 million from her campaign accounts in the fraud, and cut a $5 million check to her own campaign to cover the losses.

TN Sparks First Amendment Debate Over Bills Aimed at Increasing Faith & Prayer in Public Schools
Local school boards would be required to let select students voluntarily express their “religious viewpoints,” be they Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Wiccan or atheist, at football games, school assemblies and graduation ceremonies under a bill moving in the House. The “Religious Viewpoints Antidiscrimination Act” passed on the House Education Committee on Tuesday on a voice vote after a motion to put it in summer study was tabled.

‘A Poorly Disguised Cap-And-Tax Scheme’: EPA Moves to Impose Greenhouse Gas Regs on Power Plants
The regulations will limit the emissions from new coal-based plants (as opposed to plants that existed before the drafting of the proposal). This, of course, will discourage entrepreneurs from establishing and building new power plants. And although the proposed regulations don’t specifically dictate which fuels a plant can and can’t burn, the rules still require new coal plants to match the dioxide emissions from more their “more efficient” gas-powered cousins.

Agenda 21 treaty on the horizon
While liberal journalists continue to claim that Agenda 21 is just a “conspiracy theory” being advanced by right-wing crackpots, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the International Council for Environmental Law (ICEL) have released their fourth Draft of the International Covenant on Environment and Development.

Obama to Russia: ‘After My Election I Have More Flexibility’
President Obama got caught in private conversation with a hot mic today in Seoul, South Korea, telling outgoing Russian president Dmitry Medvedev that Vladimir Putin should give him more "space" and that "[a]fter my election I have more flexibility."

Federal judge: EPA overstepped authority revoking permits for Arch Coal surface mine in W.Va.
She declares a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers water pollution permit for the Spruce No. 1 mine in Logan County is "valid and in full force."

Here‘s Your Guide to Today’s Supreme Court Arguments Over Obamacare
The Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments on Monday over President Barack Obama’s contentious health care overhaul, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, derisively labeled “Obamacare” by its opponents. Here is a look at how the case will unfold before the court in question-and-answer form:

Top DOJ Official Refuses Fast and Furious Subpoen
On Friday evening, Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich refused the congressional request for subpoenaed documents regarding Operation Fast and Furious– claiming that GOP lawmakers can’t be trusted with the information.

Obama Lied, the Deal Died
Eight months after deficit talks between the nation’s top two elected officials collapsed, a 4,600-word inside-the-room narrative by The Washington Post on Sunday — the first of several sweeping accounts in the works — paints the Obama administration as walking away from a nearly done agreement with Boehner. And when the president eventually came around and wanted to cut a deal, Boehner said it was too late.

Obama-Endorsed Occupy Wall Street Threatens: 'Kill a Cop or Two'
A tweet encouraging the Occupy Wall Street movement to 'kill' police officers during clashes in Zuccotti Park is being investigated. The post was allegedly written under the Twitter handle 'smackema1' on Saturday at 11.39pm. It said: 'we wont make a difference if we dont kill a cop or 2'.

"What we need to do is change the way in which people think about guns, especially young people, and make it something that's not cool, that it's not acceptable, it's not hip to carry a gun anymore, in the way in which we changed our attitudes about cigarettes."

New Executive Order. The dictatorship has a surprise in store for us
He has taken control of all our resources. Where the hell is the congress?

While this is called the National Defense Resources Preparedness, it wouldn't surprise me if this were used as a stepping-stone to a more general National Resource Preparedness (drop the "Defense" part) which would ostensibly allow government to appropriate anything - transportation, fuel, food, your (grand)kids, other resources - in order to use it and/or redistribute it to keep the peace.

Lugar ruled ineligible to vote
“The fact that Senator Lugar hired a team of high-priced lawyers to fight for his right to use a legal technicality so that he doesn’t have to live among Hoosiers just proves our point about how out of touch he is," said spokesman Christopher Conner. ““Our position on this issue has always been clear: regardless of how he is registered to vote, the U.S. Constitution requires Senator Lugar to be an 'inhabitant' of the state to be elected. Currently, he is not."

‘Systematic concealment’ of key evidence in Ted Stevens investigation
The federal investigation of former U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens was “permeated by the systematic concealment” of evidence that would have aided the Alaska politician’s defense at trial and would have “seriously damaged the testimony and credibility of the government’s key witness,” a special prosecutor concluded.

Missouri Man Is First Private Business Owner to Sue HHS Over Contraception Mandate
The lawsuit, filed by the American Center for Law and Justice, requests a permanent injunction prohibiting the HHS from requiring those who have religious objections to abide by the mandate, which requires employers to purchase health insurance for their employees that includes coverage for contraceptives, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs.

New York Sen. Chuck Schumer schemes to hit GOP on more wedge issues
New York Sen. Chuck Schumer believes he has found a political weapon in the unlikeliest of places: the Violence Against Women Act. Republicans have several objections to the legislation, but instead of making changes, Schumer wants to fast track the bill to the floor, let the GOP block it, then allow Democrats to accuse Republicans of waging a “war against women.”

US Soldiers Ordered to Disarm in a Combat Zone
In a sign of the nervousness surrounding the trip, a sergeant major abruptly told the Marines gathered to hear Mr. Panetta in a tent at Camp Leatherneck to get up, place their M-16 and M-4 automatic rifles and 9-millimeter pistols outside, and return unarmed. The sergeant major, Brandon Hall, told reporters that he was acting on orders. "All I know is I was told to get the weapons out," he said. Asked why, he replied: "Somebody got itchy - that's all I've got to say. Somebody got itchy. We just adjust."

Obamacare Twice as Expensive at $900 BILLION Price Tag?
In a largely overlooked segment of the CBO's update to the budget outlook released Tuesday, the independent arm of Congress found that the bill will cost $1.76 trillion between now and 2022. That only counts the cost of coverage, not implementation costs and other changes.

REGULATION NATION: New Study Finds Obama 'No. 1 Regulator'
Obama delivered his 2011 State of the Union Address: “When we find rules that put an unnecessary burden on businesses, we will fix them,” the chief executive declared on Jan. 25, to applause from the joint session of Congress. Yet over the course of the year that ensued, a new study finds, the Obama administration enacted 32 new “major” regulations – rules that carry an estimated price tag of $100 million or more. These measures stand to cost the U.S. economy $10 billion a year, along with an additional $6.6 billion in first-time implementation costs.

Things that make you go hmm: DHS signs contract for 450 million rounds of .40 caliber ammo
ATK (NYSE: ATK - News) announced that it is being awarded an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) agreement from the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (DHS, ICE) for .40 caliber ammunition. This contract features a base of 12 months, includes four option years, and will have a maximum volume of 450 million rounds.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio Press Conference - Obama Eligibility Cold Case Investigation
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, referred to by many as "America's toughest sheriff," held a landmark press conference today along with an investigative "Cold Case Posse" consisting of former law enforcement officers and lawyers with law enforcement experience. He alleged, among other things, that President Barack Hussein Obama's birth certificate was a computer-generated forgery.

Texas High school's chant of 'USA! USA!' deemed racist by liberal school officials
"USA, USA, USA," they chanted. San Antonio Independent School District officials took the chant as a racial insult to a school with all minority players from a school with mostly white ones.

An American Auto Bailout – For France?
In a move little noticed outside of the business pages, General Motors last week bought more than $400 million in shares of PSA Peugeot Citroen – a 7 percent stake in the company. Because U.S. taxpayers still own roughly one-quarter of GM, they now own a piece of Peugeot.

Fed-Subsidized 'Green' Light Bulb Hits Market -- Cost: $50...
The U.S. government last year announced a $10 million award, dubbed the “L Prize,” for any manufacturer that could create a “green” but affordable light bulb. Energy Secretary Steven Chu said the prize would spur industry to offer the costly bulbs, known as LEDs, at prices “affordable for American families.” There was also a “Buy America” component. Portions of the bulb would have to be made in the United States.

US trade deficit widens to biggest gap since Oct 2008 as imports hit record...
Economists are looking for the deficit this year to widen from last year's $560 billion imbalance, reflecting in part the economic woes in Europe, which represents about 20 percent of America's export market. A wider deficit can depress economic growth because it usually means fewer export-related jobs.

Jobs Recession Now 49 Months: Longest Since WWII
America remains mired in the longest jobs recession since the Great Depression. It's been 49 months since the U.S. hit peak employment in January 2008. And with nonfarm payrolls still 5.33 million below their old high, the jobs slump will continue for several more years.

US faces brewing battle for World Bank job
The administration of President Barack Obama is considering US Senator John Kerry, United Nations ambassador Susan Rice and economist Lawrence Summers, the source said.

Senate Rejects Move to Fast-Track Keystone
Obama had personally lobbied Democrats with phone calls urging them to oppose the measure, as Republicans continue to push the pipeline as a job-creating project needed in these days of high gasoline prices.

Obama's 2% Lie
The U.S. has around 20 billion barrels in proven reserves, but the amount of undiscovered so called "technically recoverable" oil is over seven times that. Those are the government's own figures! And we can get that oil using today's technology. In fact, the U.S. has nearly 1.5 trillion barrels of oil.

Tea Party Activism: the basic who?, what?, why?, when?, where? & how?
Are you frustrated? Upset with what you see going on in our country today? Don’ trecognize the country you grew up in? Or worry that your kids won’t? Concerned with thefact that our country’s about to go bankrupt? Or that our government seems at war with ourvalues?If so, then welcome to the party! Or perhaps I should say the “Tea Party”.

How Many Members Of The U.S. Congress Are Self-Declared Socialists?
Q: How many of the DSA members sit on the Judiciary Committee?
A: Eleven: John Conyers [Chairman of the Judiciary Committee], Tammy Baldwin, Jerrold Nadler, Luis Gutierrez, Melvin Watt, Maxine Waters, Hank Johnson, Steve Cohen, Barbara Lee, Robert Wexler, Linda Sanchez [there are 23 Democrats on the Judiciary Committee of which eleven, almost half, are now members of the DSA].
Q: Who are these 70 members of Congress?

UN to propose planetary regulations of water, food
An environmental report issued by an agency of the United Nations last month has some critics sounding the alarm, saying it is a clarion call for "global governance" over how the Earth is managed.

Court Rules Warrantless Cellphone Searches OK…But How Far Can You Go?
The U.S. Court of Appeal for the 7th Circuit has ruled that some warrantless searches of cellphones, for example to obtain phone numbers, is allowable and does not violate a person’s Fourth Amendment rights.

Analysts Didn't Believe Bin Laden Was Buried At Sea
Fred Burton, Stratfor's vice president for intelligence, followed that (email) up at 5:51 a.m. with an email titled "[alpha] Body bound for Dover, DE on CIA plane" that said: Than [sic] onward to the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Bethesda.

My Apology to President Karzai on Behalf of Americans
Kira Davis tells it like it is. With more young people like Ms. Davis there will be hope for our country.

Arpaio's report on investigation of Obama
"President Barack Obama's long-form birth certificate released by the White House on April 27, 2011, is suspected to be a computer-generated forgery, not a scan of an original 1961 paper document as represented by the White House when the long-form birth certificate was made public," Arizona's Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said at a press conference today in Phoenix. This is the major preliminary finding of a six-month ongoing Sheriff's Cold Case Posse law enforcement investigation into the authenticity of Obama's birth certificate and his eligibility to be president.

Bernanke warns lawmakers country headed for 'massive fiscal cliff'
In remarks that hit Wall Street stock prices, the central bank boss suggested the economy could hit a serious roadblock if Congress allows the Bush tax rates and a payroll tax cut to expire and $1.2 trillion in spending cuts to be implemented simultaneously in January.

Albuquerque dog becomes registered voter
The dog owner said he saw a voter registration booth on the University of New Mexico's campus a few weeks ago and decided to see how easy it would be to register his dog to vote. He said he was trying to expose the problems with the registration system. He said he just received the dog's voter registration card in the mail Wednesday, and it was way too easy.

Federal judge blocks Arizona's day laborer restrictions
Brewer's lawyers had opposed attempts to halt enforcement of the day labor restrictions. They argued the restrictions are meant to confront safety concerns, distractions to drivers, harassment to passers-by, trespassing and damage to property. Brewer's lawyers have said day laborers congregate on roadsides in large groups, flagging down vehicles and often swarming those that stop.

Obama: I’ll veto bill that will provide water to California’s Central Valley
“The bill restores the flow of water and establishes a framework for meaningful environmental improvements. It is a repudiation of the left’s assault on rural communities, which began with the decimation of the West’s timber industry and now is focused on Central Valley agriculture,” Nunes told IBD.

Chu: DOE working to wean U.S. off oil, not lower prices
The Energy Department isn’t working to lower gasoline prices directly, Secretary Steven Chu said Tuesday after a Republican lawmaker scolded him for his now-infamous 2008 comment that gas prices in the U.S. should be as high as in Europe.

Holder: I’m the guy who stopped Fast & Furious
And … he’s also the Attorney General who was in charge when it was put into place, and the Attorney General who refused to provide Congress with documentation on Operation Fast and Furious until threatened with subpoenas and contempt, and the Attorney General who didn’t see fit to make any personnel changes after the ATF sent almost two thousand weapons over the border into the hands of the drug cartels.

Iowa House Dems. Walk Out in Protest of Gun Bills
Social issues surprisingly came to the front of national political dialogue last month, could second amendment rights be next? Iowa Democrats made an unprecedented exit from the state’s Capitol Wednesday, according to Republican Gov. Terry Branstad in protest to Republican plans to debate two gun measures. Democrats claim that Republicans failed to properly inform legislators about plans to debate bills supporting gun rights.

Amid rising gas prices, Obama to call for vote on killing oil tax breaks
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday knocked Obama for proposing to raise oil-and-gas industry taxes, imposing “burdensome” environmental regulations, rejecting Keystone and other policies.

Dems vow: No more cuts for federal workers
The Democrats said a series of federal pay cuts – most recently as part of the payroll-tax package – pile the deficit-reduction burden on one group of Americans while the rest of the country gets a free pass. The lawmakers – all of whom represent districts laden with federal workers – are vowing to oppose any future legislation that includes cuts in federal compensation.

Will this man split Republican vote? Mysteriously funded 'independent' party tied to Obama
Former Louisiana Gov. Charles “Buddy” Roemer has said he hopes to become the independent candidate to run for president as part of a group calling itself Americans Elect. The mysteriously funded, highly organized Americans Elect effort to put a third-party candidate on this year’s election ballot has ties to President Obama and top Democrats,

School's censorship of Old Glory challenged
A federal appeals court has been asked to overturn a judge’s determination that a school can order students to remove U.S. flag-themed articles of clothing because other students celebrating Mexico’s Cinco de Mayo could be upset by Old Glory.

Why is Michelle Obama so tired?
What on earth can Michelle Obama possibly be tired from? What has she done since her husband was elected that gives her one reason to be tired? I know that flying, for the proletariat such as myself, can be tiring and, more times than not, a genuine pain – but she flies in presidential luxury, sans the president. And the only checkin’ in and full-body scan she goes through at an airport is when she looks at herself in a mirror.

Did lawsuit factor in Olympia Snowe's departure?
Last August, while Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, was in the midst of an intensive round of fundraising for her 2012 reelection bid, a four-year-old civil lawsuit alleging fraud by an education company in which she and her husband are heavily invested became public.

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