...Kagan’s 2009 testimony before the Senate during confirmation hearings on her nomination to be Solicitor General.Hey, she is a liberal. it's OK for them to lie if it advances their cause.
In the course of that testimony, Kagan stated:
“There is no federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage”
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Flashback to 2009: Elena Kagan testified “There is no federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage”
Pants on fire...
Via The Washington Times:
President Obama signed hard-fought trade legislation Monday, thanking Republican leaders who helped get it done and saying the package will “reinforce America’s leadership role in the world.”
“I think it’s fair to say that getting these bills through Congress has not been easy,” Mr. Obama said as he signed the trade bills into law in the East Room. “They’ve been declared dead more than once.”
The two major pieces of legislation grant Mr. Obama “fast track” trade-promotion authority, which allows the president to negotiate a deal and submit it to Congress for an up-or-down vote without the chance for amendments, and expand aid for American workers who lose their jobs due to foreign competition. Members of both parties attended the bill-signing ceremony, although Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky did not, with Congress on its Independence Day recess.
Monday, June 29, 2015
Hillary Clinton tampered with evidence by editing out sections of emails turned over to State department?
The sections withheld didn't relate to wedding dresses or yoga poses. Paging the Justice Department.
Hillary Clinton withheld Benghazi-related emails from the State Department that detailed her knowledge of the scramble for oil contracts in Libya and the shortcomings of the NATO-led military intervention for which she advocated.
Clinton removed specific portions of other emails she sent to State, suggesting the messages were screened closely enough to determine which paragraphs were unfit to be seen by the public. …
Clinton selectively edited other portions of emails she declined to provide to the State Department.
For example, in July 2012, Clinton removed paragraphs from a Blumenthal memo that warned “simply completing the election…and fulfilling a list of proper democratic milestones may not create a true democracy.” Blumenthal also wrote — in sections that Clinton deleted before providing the document to State — that the government would likely be “founded on Sharia,” or Islamic laws.
The group advocating to implement Sharia, Ansar al-Sharia, is a designated terrorist group that played a role in the Benghazi attacks.
But Clinton hid how much she knew about that development.
Secrets: State Department won't release contents of Obama-Clinton phone call night of #Benghazi attack...
Via FOX News:
New documents released by a federal court show President Obama called then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the night of the 2012 Benghazi attack -- but the contents are being withheld by the State Department.
It had previously been disclosed that Clinton and Obama spoke the night of the terror attacks. But the documents offer additional information about the timing of the call -- after the initial attack on the U.S. consulate, but before the second wave where mortars hit the nearby CIA annex and killed former Navy SEALs Ty Woods and Glen Doherty.
The contents of the call, however, are being withheld, not because the information is classified but because the administration claims they represent internal deliberations about the 2012 terror assault.
The claim comes as Clinton also faces accusations that she withheld Benghazi-related emails from her private server in the trove of emails handed over to the State Department.
Senator and 2016 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (I-VT) told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos Sunday morning that he would move for a “Medicare-for-all, single payer” health care system, though he acknowledged that this was not an immediately practical goal.
“We need to join the rest of the industrialized world,” Sanders said. “We are the only major country on earth that doesn’t guarantee health care to all people as a right, and yet we end up spending much more than they do.”
“So I do believe that we have to move toward a Medicare for all, single-payer system,” Sanders said, adding that he had “certainly voted for” the ACA. “It’s not going to happen tomorrow, but that certainly should be the goal.”
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Via FOX Sports:
With the nation debating the legacy of the Confederate flag, NASCAR fan-favorite Dale Earnhardt Jr. offered his thoughts Friday, saying "it belongs in the history books."
"I think it's offensive to an entire race," Earnhardt said during his media availability at Sonoma Raceway. "It belongs in the history books and that's about it."
Earlier this week, NASCAR issued a statement reaffirming its position against using the Confederate flag in any official capacity.
Strange: U.S. BLM is demanding Burning Man organizers provide them Choco Tacos, M&Ms, licorice and Chobani Greek Yogurt
(RGJ)- Choco Tacos, M&Ms, licorice and Chobani Greek Yogurt are just a few of the food items officials for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management are demanding Burning Man organizers provide them at this year's festival, according to documents obtained by the Reno Gazette-Journal.
Those demands by the BLM, unprecedented in Burning Man's history, have turned into a point of contention as organizers negotiate with the agency for their annual permit to stage the event in the Black Rock Desert this summer.Burning Man officials have pushed back against the BLM, saying the demands are excessive and that they cannot meet all of them."BLM is not significantly increasing its staffing this year and it appears to (Black Rock City) that some of these additional requests are above and beyond what is needed under regulatory requirements for BLM to administer to permit," Burning Man wrote in a response to the BLM requests obtained by the RGJ. Keep on reading...
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Hillary Clinton was against Gay Marriage & for removing Saddam
Irony: Some alleged news organization with "The Patriot-News" in their name eliminates free speech...
drop "The Patriot-News" part of their name?
On Friday, the United States crossed a similar threshold, continuing a long road to acceptance of same-sex unions.
And this news organization now crosses another threshold.
As a result of Friday’s ruling, PennLive/The Patriot-News will very strictly limit op-Eds [sic] and letters to the editor in opposition to same-sex marriage.
These unions are now the law of the land. And we will not publish such letters and op-Eds [sic] any more than we would publish those that are racist, sexist or anti-Semitic.
Friday, June 26, 2015
If a real callenger entered the Democratic Primary, Hillary Clinton would be in serious trouble...
New: CNN/WMUR poll finds Sanders within 8 points of Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire. HRC at 43%, Sanders at 35%. pic.twitter.com/6FbcEEqFub— Dan Merica (@danmericaCNN) June 25, 2015
WASHINGTON – The lead government watchdog for the IRS revealed Thursday that computer evidence was erased during the investigation into the agency’s targeting scandal, months after the IRS was told to preserve documents.
J. Russell George, the Treasury inspector general for tax administration, testified to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that IRS employees erased computer backup tapes shortly after officials discovered thousands of emails related to the tax agency’s Tea Party scandal had been lost.
As many as 24,000 emails were lost because 422 backup tapes were “magnetically erased” around March 4, 2014.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Confirmed: Hillary Clinton did not turn over all her private server Benghazi emails to the State Department...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department cannot find in its records all or part of 15 work-related emails from Hillary Rodham Clinton's private server that were released this week by a House panel investigating the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, officials said Thursday.
The emails all predate the Sept. 11 assault on the U.S. diplomatic facility and include scant words written by Clinton herself, the officials said. They consist of more in a series of would-be intelligence reports passed to her by longtime political confidant Sidney Blumenthal, the officials said.
Nevertheless, the fact that the State Department says it can't find them among emails she provided surely will raise new questions about Clinton's use of a personal email account and server while secretary of state and whether she has provided the agency all of her work-related correspondence, as she claims.
"She has turned over 55,000 pages of materials to the State Department, including all emails in her possession from Mr. Blumenthal," said Nick Merrill, a Clinton campaign spokesman, when asked about the discrepancy.
If the term "the State" can be interpreted to mean "the Federal government," the 10th Amendment now reserves all powers to the Federal Government
10th Amendment to our Constitution.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the
StatesFederal Government respectively,period or to the people.
I am speechless...
BREAKING: The Supreme Court ruled against a Republican-led tax hike for 6.4 million Americans! #ACAWorks #KingvBurwell— Sen. Debbie Stabenow (@SenStabenow) June 25, 2015
RINO Alert: Sen. Orrin Hatch praises Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts as a “remarkable” and “tremendous” jurist
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has politicized the Supreme Court in a failed effort to avoid politicizing the court. That will be his historical legacy.
Via The Hill:
Via The Hill:
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) on Thursday praised Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts as a “remarkable” and “tremendous” jurist who wrote a “clever” opinion upholding a key provision of ObamaCare.
“All I can say is that the chief justice is a remarkable judge. He’s a tremendous human being. I have a tremendous confidence in him and I believe in him. I differ with him on this opinion,” Hatch said from the Senate floor. “On the other hand, it is a very clever opinion, and I have to say only a clever judge could have written it as well.”
Roberts authored the 6-3 decision handed down earlier Thursday that upheld federal healthcare insurance subsides under the Affordable Care Act. The ruling is a major victory for the Obama administration
Via Game Labs:
As you may have been already informed (Read Facebook link), Apple has removed our game from AppStore because of usage of the Confederate Flag. Ultimate General: Gettysburg could be accepted back if the flag is removed from the game’s content.
We accept Apple’s decision and understand that this is a sensitive issue for the American Nation. We wanted our game to be the most accurate, historical, playable reference of the Battle of Gettysburg. All historical commanders, unit composition and weaponry, key geographical locations to the smallest streams or farms are recreated in our game’s battlefield.
We receive a lot of letters of gratitude from American teachers who use our game in history curriculum to let kids experience one of the most important battles in American history from the Commander’s perspective.
Spielberg’s “Schindler’s List” did not try to amend his movie to look more comfortable. The historical “Gettysburg” movie (1993) is still on iTunes. We believe that all historical art forms: books, movies, or games such as ours, help to learn and understand history, depicting events as they were. True stories are more important to us than money.
Therefore we are not going to amend the game’s content and Ultimate General: Gettysburg will no longer be available on AppStore. We really hope that Apple’s decision will achieve the desired results.
We can’t change history, but we can change the future.
The Game-Labs Team
Via Washington Examiner
School lunches are so bland that kids are selling salt and pepper to spice them up, a school official told lawmakers Wednesday.
This “contraband economy” is result of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act Of 2010, said John Payne, a school board president in Indiana.
The 2010 bill directed the U.S. Department of Agriculture to create national standards for food served and sold in schools, which included limits on what could be served and how much, as well as a maximum amount of calories that can be included in school meals.
Payne, president of the Blackford County School Board in Hartford City, Ind., told House lawmakers that students in his school district have been “caught bringing in — and even selling — salt, pepper and sugar in school to add taste to perceived bland and tasteless cafeteria food.”
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is a Second Amendment supporter...
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) plans to sign two new laws on Wednesday that expand the rights of gun owners by removing a 48-hour waiting period for those looking to purchase a firearm and allowing off-duty or retired police officers to carry concealed weapons at public schools. This action will come one week after a suspected gunman shot and killed nine people in an African American church in South Carolina, yet again prompting a national discussion about gun laws in the U.S.
Walker plans to sign the two pieces of legislation — Senate bills 35 and 70 — at a ceremony at the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday afternoon, according to a Tuesday evening press release from the governor’s office. Laurel Patrick, a spokeswoman for the governor, said this bill-signing was scheduled and announced about two weeks ago, several days before the shooting occurred in South Carolina.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
about a 1/10 of an inch per year, but has tapered off in the last few years. Interestingly, this corresponds with the leveling off of the satellite temperature data. Assuming our children live another 50 years, oceans would rise another 5 inches. Obama must use that common core math.
(CNSNews.com) – Speaking at an event held in a private home in San Francisco on Friday evening, President Barack Obama warned: “Well within our children’s lifetimes, on our current pace, the oceans go up maybe two, maybe three, maybe four feet.”
In the speech, the president said: “There are two things in particular that these days I’m spending a lot of time thinking about. The first is the changing nature of the economy.” The other, he said, is “climate change.”
Via Daily Caller:
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told an audience Tuesday gathered at a White House conference “normal people,” not “climate deniers” will win the debate on global warming.3
McCarthy’s remarks came as she was talking about the reasons why the EPA put out a report on the negative health impacts global warming will have on public health. She said the agency puts out such reports to educate the public, not answer critiques from global warming skeptics.1
“I am doing that not to push back on climate deniers,” McCarthy told doctors, health professionals and others gathered at a White House summit. “You can have fun doing that if you want, but I’ve batted my head against the wall too many times and if the science already hasn’t changed their mind it never will.”1
McCarthy then remarked how “normal people,” and not skeptics would eventually win the global warming debate. Implicit in her remarks is the contention that skeptics are somehow not “normal people.”What do you think?
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
This will undoubtedly cause more to be taken hostage.
President Barack Obama’s administration will reassure the families of Americans held by groups like the Islamic State that they can pay ransoms without fear of prosecution, the first tangible policy change to result from the deaths of an array of U.S. captives in recent months.
The shift, which has not previously been reported, will be detailed Wednesday as part of the administration’s long-awaited review of U.S. hostage policy, according to two government officials and others familiar with the matter. The White House launched the probe last year after coming under fierce criticism for failing to do more to bring back missing American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, and aid worker Peter Kassig, all three of whom were beheaded by the Islamic State. Three other Americans — journalist Luke Somers in Yemen, and aid workers Kayla Mueller in Syria and Warren Weinstein on the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan — have since been killed while in militant custody.
(CNN)Walmart, the country's largest retailer, will remove all Confederate flag merchandise from its stores, the company told CNN Monday.The announcement is the latest indication that the flag, a symbol of the slave-holding South, has become toxic in the aftermath of a shooting last week at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina. Gov. Nikki Haley announced in a Monday afternoon news conference that she supports removing the Confederate flag from the state capitol grounds.Walmart.com currently carries the Confederate flag as well as attire featuring the flag's design, such as T-shirts and belt buckles.
The Obama administration is giving James O’Keefe some payback for exposing their lack of border enforcement.
Unbelievable: customs agent just told me they detain me everytime bc of the Osama crossing sting we did. And they'll continue to do so.— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) June 22, 2015
Monday, June 22, 2015
This is a complete fail by the Obama administration. Their incompetence seems to grow ever year.
Via Fox News:
Via Fox News:
The number of veterans seeking health care but ending up on waiting lists of one month or more is 50 percent higher now than it was a year ago when a scandal over false records and long wait times wracked the Department of Veterans Affairs, The New York Times reported.
The VA also faces a budget shortfall of nearly $3 billion, the Times reported in a story posted online ahead of its Sunday editions. The agency is considering furloughs, hiring freezes and other significant moves to reduce the gap, the newspaper reported.
In the last year, the VA has increased capacity by more than 7 million patient visits per year, double what officials originally thought they needed to fix shortcomings, the Times reported. However, the newspaper added, department officials did not anticipate just how much physician workloads and demand from veterans would continue to soar. At some major veterans hospitals, demand was up by one-fifth, the paper reported.
Keep on reading…
Pelosi on Gruber: "I don't know who he is. He didn't help write our bill."— Sean Sullivan (@WaPoSean) November 13, 2014
But Pelosi didn't know who he was...
MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, who claimed the authors of ObamaCare took advantage of what he called the "stupidity of the American voter," played a much bigger role in the law's drafting than previously acknowledged, according to a published report.
The Wall Street Journal, citing 20,000 pages of emails sent by Gruber between January 2009 and March 2010, reported Sunday that Gruber was frequently consulted by staffers and advisers for both the White House and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) about the Affordable Care Act. Among the topics that Gruber discusses in the emails are media interviews, consultations with lawmakers, and even how to publicly describe his role.
The emails were released as the Supreme Court prepares to rule on the legality of federal health insurance exchange subsidies.
Iranian lawmakers chant “Death to the America,” forbid nuclear inspectors from checking military sites...
With some lawmakers chanting “Death to the America,” Iran’s parliament voted to ban access to military sites, documents and scientists as part of a future deal with world powers over its contested nuclear program.
The bill, if approved into law, could complicate the ongoing talks in Vienna between Iran and the six-nation group – the U.S., Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany – as they face a self-imposed June 30 deadline. The talks are focused on reaching a final accord that curbs Iran’s nuclear program in return for the lifting of economic sanctions.
Of 213 lawmakers present on Sunday, 199 voted in favor of the bill, which also demands the complete lifting of all sanctions against Iran as part of any final nuclear accord. The bill must be ratified by the Guardian Council, a constitutional watchdog, to become a law.
The terms stipulated in the bill allow for international inspections of Iranian nuclear sites, but forbid any inspections of military facilities.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Anyone with two brain cells to rub together would expect a better outcome is some of the victims had been armed. It has been reported the shooter reloaded multiple times. Someone could have took him out or scared him off during those times.
Saturday, June 20, 2015
- End the Practice of Writing Legislation Behind Closed Doors: As president, Barack Obama will restore the American people's trust in their government by making government more open and transparent. Obama will work to reform congressional rules to require all legislative sessions, including committee mark-ups and conference committees, to be conducted in public. By making these practices public, the American people will be able to hold their leaders accountable for wasteful spending and lawmakers won't be able to slip favors for lobbyists into bills at the last minute. (Hello Obamacare)
- Sunlight Before Signing: Too often bills are rushed through Congress and to the president before the public has the opportunity to review them. As president, Obama will not sign any non-emergency bill without giving the American public an opportunity to review and comment on the White House website for five days. (Too many to list here)
- Shine Light on Earmarks and Pork Barrel Spending: Obama's Transparency and Integrity in Earmarks Act will shed light on all earmarks by disclosing the name of the legislator who asked for each earmark, along with a written justification, 72 hours before they can be approved by the full Senate. (Hello
- Release Presidential Records: Obama and Biden will nullify attempts to make the timely release of presidential records more difficult. (Where are the Fast and Furious, Benghazi and IRS documents you have been stonewalling for years?
PALM SPRINGS, CALIF. —One question for President Obama as he heads for Palm Springs, Calif. this weekend: whether it's appropriate to play on plush green golf links in the desert amid a severe drought.
"This administration's commitment to helping those affected by the drought is second to none," said White House deputy press secretary Eric Schultz Thursday in answer to a reporter's question on that topic before the president headed to the West Coast.
"I know that many courses have taken water mitigation steps aimed at water conservation," Schultz said.
I guess looking out for the folks doesn't include gun owners or 2nd Amendment supporters. O'Reilly is a blowhard who is completely out of touch with the 21st Century and most Americans. There is no danger of O'Reilly reading this post. He doesn't personally use the Internet or social media. His information is filtered by aids and he has a very narrow view that mostly aligns with he crap put out by the mainstream media.
I won't even dignify the horrible, and likely unconstitutional, idea of a National Gun Registry with a counter argument. As for the idea of federalizing gun crimes, when has putting the Federal Government in charge of anything ever made it better?
I won't even dignify the horrible, and likely unconstitutional, idea of a National Gun Registry with a counter argument. As for the idea of federalizing gun crimes, when has putting the Federal Government in charge of anything ever made it better?
Hillary is getting desperate to connect with the base...
Last night Clinton told host John Ralston, “We have to have a candid national conversation about race, and about discrimination, prejudice, hatred. The people who do this kind of dastardly, horrible act are a very small percentage. But unfortunately public discourse is sometimes hotter and more negative than it should be, which can, in my opinion, trigger people who is less than stable to do something like this.”
Clinton continued, “I think we have to speak out against it. Like, for example, a recent entry into the Republican presidential campaign said some very inflammatory things about Mexicans. Everybody should stand up and say that’s not acceptable. You know you don’t talk like that on talk radio. You dont talk like that on the kind of political campaigns. I think he is emblematic. So I want people to understand, it’s not just him, it’s about everybody. The second thing is guns. Let’s just cut to the chase – it’s guns.”
"I got a letter a while back from a gentleman living in Colorado, and clearly an intelligent guy, and he had taken a lot of time to write this letter. And he said, you know, I voted for you twice, but I'm feeling disillusioned,'" Obama said.
"And I get letters, people say, 'You are an idiot,' and here's what you didn't do, and here's the program that is terrible, and all kinds of stuff. But this gentleman, he said, I voted for you twice but I'm deeply disappointed. And it went on and on, chronicling all the things that hadn't gotten done," added Obama.
Friday, June 19, 2015
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A former CEO of a traffic-camera company pleaded guilty Friday to bribing officials in Columbus and Cincinnati to win or keep camera contracts.
Karen L. Finley of Cave Creek, Arizona admitted in federal court that through her former company, Redflex Traffic Systems, she funneled campaign contributions to officials in the two cities between 2005-13, according to a U.S. Justice Department news release.
Records from the U.S. District Court in Columbus show that from 2005-13, Finley made campaign contributions through a political consultant and meant for elected public officials in Columbus and Cincinnati. The contributions intended for Columbus officials were given to the Franklin County Democratic Party and Ohio Democratic Party, according to the plea agreement.
#ThanksMichelleObama Exemption from Michelle lunch program, it seems they're exempting themselves! #KidLegislation pic.twitter.com/ascJmDnpNL”— GingerSnap (@SnapKy1980) February 4, 2015
The kids disagree...
As part of her European tour to promote “Let’s Move,” First Lady Michelle Obama boasted during a visit to Milan that American school children were eating better, thanks to her fight against obesity.
“We’ve gotten schools involved so we’re eating better lunches in our schools in the United States, thank goodness,” she said.
Obama made her comments during a visit to the Milan Expo 2015 at a cooking event held by Chef John Besh.
The First Lady didn’t mention any of the multitude of reports from children complaining about lunchroom changes as a result of the federal nutrition mandates she supported.
It's about time...
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico now deports more Central American migrants than the United States, a dramatic shift since the U.S. asked Mexico for help a year ago with a spike in illegal migration, especially among unaccompanied minors.Between October and April, Mexico apprehended 92,889 Central Americans. In the same time period, the United States detained 70,226 "other than Mexican" migrants, the vast majority from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.That was a huge reversal from the same period a year earlier, when the wave of migrants and unaccompanied minors from Central America was building. From October 2013 to April 2014, the United States apprehended 159,103 "other than Mexicans," three times the 49,893 Central Americans detained by Mexico.The difference is Mexico's new Southern Border Program, an initiative that included sending 5,000 federal police to the border with Guatemala and more border and highway checkpoints...
Thursday, June 18, 2015
The ideology of racism promoted by the @FoxNews and Co. breeds the terrorists who commit #CharlestonShooting https://t.co/G9FyLm5cP5— Muslimerican (@FaheemYounus) June 18, 2015
"Reinventing government" via outsourcing was always a scam. But letting IT people in China have root access to OPM... http://t.co/d06zJgyan7— John Schindler (@20committee) June 17, 2015
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Police are searching for a gunman who opened fire and killed nine people Wednesday night during a prayer service at a historic African American church in downtown Charleston, S.C., in one of the worst attacks on a place of worship in recent memory.
At least one other person was injured in the assault, which police described as a “hate crime.”
Police launched a manhunt for the gunman, described as a clean-shaven white male in his early 20s, who has sandy blond hair and a small build. Police said he was wearing a gray sweatshirt, blue jeans and Timberland boots. He is believe to be the only shooter. Police in fatigues, some with K-9 dogs, said they were searching “near and far” for the gunman and pursuing “lots of tips.”
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Kentucky is often cited as an Obamacare success. I guess it is for those getting their premiums paid by us taxpayers. We will pay the rate hike. What ever happened to "bending the cost curve down?"
The Kentucky Health Cooperative, the largest insurer on Kynect, Kentucky’s Obamacare health insurance exchange, proposed a 25.1 percent health insurance premium rate increase for 2016.Despite the daunting numbers, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D) is unconcerned about the double-digit rate in his administration’s signature policy.“System-wide averages don’t give a good picture of what an individual’s out-of-pocket costs may be,” Beshear said.Beshear bypassed the legislature and created Kynect, the nation’s first state-run health-insurance exchange, through an executive order.“The rates for private health plans on Kynect have been filed but have not yet been approved or certified, so we don’t yet know what the final numbers will be,” Beshear said. “Changes still may occur, and rates should be finalized sometime in mid-July, but we do expect that some plan rates will go down, some will go up, and some will stay close to the same as last year.”
Via The Hill:
Hillary Clinton isn’t just ready for 2016—she’s ready for 2020, as well.
Clinton referenced her plans for “two terms as president” during a campaign stop Wednesday in South Carolina, where she outlined her economic goals.
“I hope that at the end of my two terms as president, I will have overseen an even bigger peacetime expansion of the economy than my husband did,” Clinton said, according to Time.
“He had the biggest peacetime expansion in our history.”
Clinton, the clear frontrunner for the Democratic nomination, currently leads all major Republican candidates in general election polling, according to a RealClearPolitics average.
Clinton is set to announce a proposal to provide businesses that hire apprentices with tax credits in the hopes of lowering youth unemployment during a roundtable Wednesday afternoon in the Palmetto State.
What else was deleted from Hillary's private server?
House GOP Benghazi investigators have discovered 60 new Libya communications between Sidney Blumenthal and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a congressional source told POLITICO on Monday — suggesting that either the State Department or the 2016 Democratic presidential contender withheld correspondence the panel had requested.Hillary must have been discussing Chelsea's wedding in them.
The House Select Committee on Benghazi had quietly subpoenaed Blumenthal’s Libya emails. And on Friday, the longtime Clinton family friend — who is set to testify before investigators behind closed doors Tuesday morning — handed over 120 pages worth of new Libya- and Benghazi-related emails.
“These emails were not previously produced to the Committee or released to the public, and they will help inform tomorrow’s deposition,” panel Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) said in a statement late Monday evening. “We are prepared to release these emails.”
Keep on reading…
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Via Washington Times:
President Obama took office vowing to go after unscrupulous employers who hire illegal immigrants, but worksite audits have plunged over the last year and a half, according to a report released Tuesday by the Center for Immigration Studies, tumbling along with the rest of immigration enforcement.
Fewer owners are being arrested, and fewer fines are being collected as well, according to the report, which suggests that even as he offers amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, Mr. Obama is giving a similar free pass to ever more businesses who provide the jobs magnet that draws them.
Through the first five months of this fiscal year, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducted just 181 workplace audits and brought charges against only 27 employers, putting it on pace for fewer than 500 audits and just 65 arrests this year. That’s less than 15 percent of the total audits conducted in 2013.
Via Washington Examiner:
Hillary Clinton’s press secretary promises tax hikes will be in her presidential campaign’s policy proposals, to be released this summer and fall. Rather than use the toxic phrase “tax hikes,” press secretary Brian Fallon disguised the coming proposals as “revenue enhancements.”
The promise came in a tweet Monday evening, reading “.@BuzzFeedAndrew We are rolling out major policy proposals over the summer/fall. Among those proposals will be revenue enhancements.”
Fallon was tweeting in response to criticism that Clinton’s proposal for universal preschool did not describe how the expensive program would be paid for, as pointed out the by the Washington Examiner’s Philip Klein.
On Sunday, Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager would not commit to releasing her health records during the 2016 campaign.
Face the Nation host John Dickerson pointed out that “Hillary Clinton had a big health scare when she was secretary of state” and asked campaign manager Robby Mook, “will she release her medial records as part of this campaign?”
“I will let Hillary decide that,” Mook answered. “But I can tell you she has been hitting the campaign trail hard.”
In 2012, Clinton had to delay her Benghazi testimony to Congress after she fell and suffered a concussion. She later was treated for a blood clot in her brain, which experts said could have been “life threatening.” Though Clinton joked about her “cracked head” in emails that the State Department recently released, Bill Clinton revealed last year that Hillary’s injuries “required six months of very serious work to get over.”
Monday, June 15, 2015
What a horrible message and worldview to give to young people.
"This idea that somehow we succeed just on our own – is just not true," says @POTUS. "Nobody does, not even the president."— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 15, 2015
Via Daily Beast:
No wonder she wanted to be black: Rachel Dolezal sued Howard University in 2002 for racial discrimination because she was white, The Smoking Gun reported Monday.
Dolezal accused the historically black college of improperly blocking her job as a teaching assistant, rejecting her application to be a post-graduate instructor, and denying her scholarship aid. Dolezal also claimed the university removed some of her artwork from a student exhibition because it was “motivated by a discriminatory purpose to favor African-American students over” her. An appeals court dismissed the complaint in 2004 because it found there was no evidence of discrimination.
Keep on reading…
I fail to understand the lefts obsession with closing Gitmo. It doesn't seem to be a big issue with our allies or even terrorists anymore.
Via FOX News:
Via FOX News:
Six detainees at the Guantanamo Bay detention center, including two alleged Usama bin Laden bodyguards, have been transferred to Oman, the Pentagon said Saturday.
The terror-related detainees are all from neighboring and embattled Yemen. They departed Friday from the U.S. detention center, at a Naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, created in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks to get terror suspects off battlefields.
This is the first time in roughly the past five months that Guantanamo suspects have been transferred, as Congress considers new restrictions on such moves.
President Obama campaigned in 2008 to close the facility. The new transfers mark the departure of more than half of the 242 detainees who were at the facility when Obama was sworn into office in 2009. The number is now 116.
Via The Hill
Hillary Clinton will start doing “plenty of interviews” this week, following her official campaign kick-off speech on Saturday, Clinton’s campaign manager, Robby Mook, said Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
The Democratic presidential frontrunner has been criticized for being closed off to the media in the months leading up to her bid for the White House.
“Hillary was focused in the first two months of this campaign on being accessible to everyday Americans,” Mook said.
Mook explained that Clinton wanted to initially discuss campaign issues through “small roundtables” where Clinton could concentrate on “workshopping her policies.”
White NCAA leader Rachel Dolezal wouldn't let student participate because she wasn't Hispanic enough
Rachel Dolezal once did not let a student participate in a class activity about race and culture because she did not appear Hispanic enough, the student told BuzzFeed News on Friday.
Dolezal, president of the Spokane, Washington, chapter of the NAACP, gained notoriety Thursday when her parents disclosed that she has been passing herself off as black for years. The revelation has prompted questions about the other aspects of Dolezal’s life, including claims that she has been the victim of hate crimes and received threatening letters.
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Presented without further comment: How the @AP reports on two female presidential candidates from different parties. pic.twitter.com/bbcDzjepIM— LilMissSoulGlo (@LilMissRightie) June 14, 2015
Via NY Times:
Mark Grayson, a spokesman for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, an industry trade group, said that the group was hopeful “that the House will pass the bill so it can get to the president’s desk.”He declined to comment on the group’s position on the overall pact, saying it was still being negotiated. But he made clear that the pharmaceutical industry was hoping for what he called “strong” intellectual property provisions to be included in the trade pact.He dismissed concerns that the pact could limit access to generic drugs, noting that the overwhelming majority of prescriptions filled in the United States were for generic medications, despite strong intellectual property laws in this country.Generic drug industry officials hailed the vote, however.Heather Bresch, the chief executive of Mylan, a generic drug maker, applauded the defeat on Friday by the House, saying it would give her more time to lobby against the trade pact.She and other leaders in the generic drug industry have argued that the pact goes too far in protecting the patents of the brand-name drug industry and would block access to generic drugs around the world.“I think it’s scary and dangerous that the president is looking for this kind of authority on a trade bill that I think has serious flaws in it,” she said. “It’s setting the global generic industry back 30 years.” Read more here...
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Dirty Demos Update: Demo aide pleads guilty to sending fake emails that derailed California House GOP candidate...
Scum like this should receive life in prison. They are damaging our Democracy and the faith of voters in our system. Of course, democrats think all is fair if they win...
But the final weeks of the campaign focused to a large degree on allegations made by a former DeMaio staff member. His campaign never recovered, and DeMaio blamed his defeat on the charges and the Peters campaign’s alleged role in spreading them.
On Friday, the ex-staffer admitted in federal court that he lied when he claimed to have gotten anonymous emails threatening that he would never work again in politics if he revealed things about DeMaio.
Todd Bosnich, 29, pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice by lying to the FBI about the emails. Until Friday, it was not known publicly that the federal government was investigating the emails.
During the campaign, Bosnich had told reporters that he was ”positive” that the emails came from DeMaio or someone close to him.
But in his guilty plea, Bosnich admitted that he sent the emails himself through a dummy account and then took the emails to the Peters campaign who turned them over to the San Diego Police Department.
Friday, June 12, 2015
I guess they didn't like who was going to be the winner...
JUST IN: The Iowa Straw Poll is dead By unanimous vote, the Iowa GOP board just voted to kill it. #iacaucus— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) June 12, 2015
Someone needs to be court marshaled, but it isn't Lt. Col. Jason Amerine.
Via Washington Examiner:
Via Washington Examiner:
An Army war hero turned whistleblower told Congress Thursday that the military retaliated against him for talking to Congress about his plan to trade one Taliban warlord for at least six American and Canadian hostages, including Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Ultimately, the State Department insisted on a deal to free the Taliban five for just Bergdahl, and rejected his plans to secure the release of more hostages. Lt. Col. Jason Amerine testified Thursday before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. Amerine is a Green Beret who the Army had treated as a war hero for his role in the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan, and who later helped the military promote recruitment through media appearances. He told the panel he was well into a plan to try to win the release of at least six Americans and Canadians. Aside from Bergdahl, Amerine was hoping to free Caitlin Coleman, who vanished in Afghanistan while pregnant in the fall of 2012, and her Canadian husband Josh Boyle. Coleman had a baby while in captivity.
"Our daughter is Caucasian" say parents of Spokane NAACP President Rachel Dolezal. pic.twitter.com/6VHxm9v4Wt— Taylor Viydo (@KREMTaylor) June 11, 2015
Via Washington Times:
SPOKANE, Wash. — Controversy is swirling around one of the Spokane region’s most prominent civil rights activists, with family members saying the local leader of the NAACP has falsely portrayed herself as black for years. Rachel Dolezal is president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP, chair of the city’s Office of Police Ombudsman Commission, and an adjunct professor at Eastern Washington University. The Spokesman-Review reported Thursday that questions have arisen about her background and her numerous complaints to police of harassment. The story was first reported by the Coeur d’Alene Press. Dolezal’s mother, Ruthanne, says the family’s ancestry is Czech, Swedish and German, with a touch of Native American heritage. Dolezal has identified herself in application materials as white, black and Native American. Police say they have found little evidence of racial harassment.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Via Daily Mail:
Via Daily Mail:
Two would-be suicide bombers have died in Pakistan after an explosive device detonated as they fought each other, it has been reported.
The two men were killed in an explosion near Khayam Chowk in Sargodha, in the country’s Punjab province on Saturday morning.
Eyewitnesses claim the men, who were believed to have been wearing suicide vests, were sitting on a bench engaged in discussion before their deaths.
It is thought the two men began to fight and an improvised explosive device was triggered.
Following the blast, emergency services were called to the scene and the area was cordoned off.
Traveling over flyover country in style...
Tour the $367 million jet soon to be Air Force One: http://t.co/7lmzC4TKsH pic.twitter.com/ELmaDwiP5B— Slate (@Slate) June 9, 2015
Via Daily Caller:
The American tech workers Disney laid off in January after forcing them to train their foreign replacements were put on a “black list” that disqualified them from hire by any contractor that works with Disney, emails obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation between one of the laid off workers and a recruiting firm show.
The worker, who asked to remain anonymous because he is waiting on legal advice, learned of the black list when he sent his resume and performance review to a local IT recruiting firm that wanted to place him with a company contracting with Disney.
Keep on reading…
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Tourists accused of causing Malaysian earthquake by posing nude on sacred mountain barred from leaving country...
Malaysian officials said a group of 10 European and North American tourists who photographed themselves naked on the mountain caused the quake by provoking the anger of the mountain’s spirits. Mount Kinabalu is considered a sacred site by the local indigenous people who believe spirits of the dead live in the mountain. Locals reportedly hold an annual sacrificial ritual to appease the spirits and ask the spirits to keep climbers safe, the Malay Mail reports.
Malaysia’s State Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun told the Agence France-Presse the foreigners’ actions were “totally abhorrent and totally unacceptable to be done on a sacred mountain.”
So far, five tourists have been barred from leaving the country pending “gross indecency” charges, the AP reports.
Why is the national media spending so much time on a what is likely a psychiatric disorder that only affects 0.3% of the population? It;s a liberal attempt to brainwash the public to the liberal medias worldview.
When Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, unveiled her new name, appearance and TV show last week, it shined a light on transgender Americans. But much about the community, such as its size, remains opaque.
The main reason is that the United States Census Bureau and other keepers of official records do not ask about gender identity. Also, gender identity can be fluid and hard to define in a multiple-choice list. There are now more than 50 gender options on Facebook, for instance.
Some researchers are also concerned that the number is undercounted because of a reluctance among some transgender people to discuss it with survey takers or signify it on a government form. In a study by the National Center for Transgender Equality and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, 71 percent of transgender people said they hid their gender or gender transition to try to avoid discrimination....
Mr. Gates of the Williams Institute, who wrote the paper, says his conclusion that 0.3 percent of the total population is transgender is only a rough estimate. The institute announced in March that it was part of a group undertaking a survey of 350,000 people, conducted by Gallup, to study the transgender population.
Monday, June 8, 2015
UPDATE: New evidence suggests Obama was NOT manspreading http://t.co/qhzmFwgarj pic.twitter.com/kNiuTkfOSr— HuffPost Politics (@HuffPostPol) June 8, 2015
What TSA is doing at the airport is only security theater. That's it.
Via Fox News:
On the heels of Transportation Security Administration workers flunking a security test at airport checkpoints, the results of a new audit show that — while the agency keeps a robust system for screening commercial airport workers — it still failed to flag 73 airport workers “linked to terrorism.”Apparently, TSA does not have access to all the terror watchlist information it needs to make those judgments.“The TSA did not identify these individuals through its vetting operations because it is not authorized to receive all terrorism-related categories under current interagency watch-listing policy,” the June 4 Inspector General report stated.
Sunday, June 7, 2015
Via USA Today
Three demonstrators from a Kansas church, known for its strident opposition to homosexuality and picketing of soldiers’ funerals, protested the funeral of Beau Biden on Saturday.One man was arrested for throwing coffee at the protesters from the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., who picketed outside Wilmington’s St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church ahead of Biden’s funeral.The three protesters held signs — including “America is doomed” — and sang anti-gay songs at the corner Pennsylvania Avenue and North Dupont Street for about an hour Saturday morning.
Sacre Bleu! The French are tougher than Obama.
Via Truth Revolt:
Reuters reports that Iran and the six world powers resumed negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program yesterday, seeking to iron out their remaining differences before the June 30 deadline.A framework accord had been reached between Iran, the United States, France, Britain,Germany, Russia and China on April 2, but several issues remain to be resolved, among them monitoring and verification measures and access for U.N. nuclear inspectors to Iranian military sites – which Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Iran’s top military commanders flatly refuse to allow.As Iranian deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi put it,Inspection and access to non-nuclear and military sites will not be accepted by Iran. Controlled and managed access does not mean inspection. We are trying to set some rules for managed access to non-nuclear sites.France said last week it would block any nuclear settlement that does not allow inspectors access to all installations, including military sites.
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Via NY Times:
A Democratic legal fight against restrictive voting laws enacted in recent years by Republican-controlled state governments is being largely paid for by a single liberal benefactor: the billionaire philanthropist George Soros.
Mr. Soros, the Hungarian-born investor whose first major involvement in American politics was a voter-mobilization drive in the 2004 presidential race, has yet to commit the many millions of dollars that Hillary Rodham Clinton’s allies hope he and other like-minded billionaires will pour into the “super PAC” directly aiding her campaign.
But it turns out that Mr. Soros has already agreed to put as much as $5 million into the litigation effort, which Democrats hope will erode restrictions on voter access that they say could otherwise prove decisive in a close election.
Keep on reading…
Friday, June 5, 2015
There is a lot of buzz about this PEW poll that found 56% of Republicans favor granting legal status for people in the U.S. illegally. They asked for the youngest adult at homes with a land line. In other words, they wanted to talk to the 20 something slackers still living with their parents. Additionally, 6.6% of respondents were foreign born. The survey is also heavy on cell phone users who tend to be younger.Don't believe it.
Interviews were conducted in English and Spanish. Respondents in the landline sample were selected by randomly asking for the youngest adult male or female who is now at home. Interviews in the cell sample were conducted with the person who answered the phone, if that person was an adult 18 years of age or older. For detailed information about our survey methodology, see http://www.pewresearch.org/methodology/u-s-survey-research/
Via MTV News:
This image of U.S. Army veteran Noah Galloway was shared all over the Internet. It was created as a negative response to ESPN announcing that Caitlyn Jenner would receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at this year’s ESPYs — but the negativity, or transphobia, was hidden in the positive description of the vet’s bravery. ESPN later confirmed to MTV that there’s “no such thing as a runner up for the [Arthur Ashe Courage award].”
Not only are images like this misleading, they suggest that one kind of courage is more valid than another — that a transgender person’s bravery is less than that of a veteran or an athlete. When you consider the statistic that 40 percent of transgender people will attempt suicide, Caitlyn’s example of living her truth has the power to give strength to so many who feel alone, trapped or confused. That’s brave
When is Obama going to start punishing China and Russia for their illegal hacking?
MORE: U.S. Office of Personnel & Management is notifying 4 million people that their data may have been compromised » http://t.co/1G3if5I5bv— CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) June 4, 2015
Via Daily Caller:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists have found a solution to the 15-year “pause” in global warming: They “adjusted” the hiatus in warming out of the temperature record.
New climate data by NOAA scientists doubles the warming trend since the late 1990s by adjusting pre-hiatus temperatures downward and inflating temperatures in more recent years.
“Newly corrected and updated global surface temperature data from NOAA’s [National Centers for Environmental Information] do not support the notion of a global warming ‘hiatus,’” wrote NOAA scientists in their study presenting newly adjusted climate data.