‘Ladies Man,” read the lead-story headline at the Huffington Post on February 12, plastered above a photo of a smiling Senator Marco Rubio (R., Fla.). “GOP Savior Votes No on Violence Against Women Act. . . . Hours before State of the Union Response.” Welcome to the scorched-earth phase of the Democrats’ “war on women” campaign, and the beginning of a ruthless offensive to hold their Senate majority, and possibly to retake the House, in 2014. Democrats have nearly perfected the following exercise in cynical electioneering: 1) introduce legislation; 2) title it something that appeals to the vast majority of
Ever since Obama´s 2008 election, grassroots conservatives in North Carolina have painstakingly reviewed and documented voter irregularities to see if fraud was taking place. Many discrepancies are still being found, but the nonprofit Civitas Institute has proof through a series of public records requests that the State Board of Elections worked with the Obama campaign to violate election laws. The Civitas Institute has documented how SBE [State Board of Elections] bureaucrats conspired with a private company, working for the Obama campaign to facilitate a form of online voter registration for the 2012 General Election - in violation of state law.
The LA Times’ rendering of Jackson’s admission of guilt and corruption is unintentionally hilarious. The Shakespearean tragedy that was the life of Jesse Jackson Jr. came to its expected denouement Wednesday when the former Illinois congressman entered a guilty plea in federal court to a charge that he conspired to misuse more than $750,000 in campaign funds for his own benefit. “Shakespearean?” What’s Shakespearean about pleading guilty to avoid deserved prison time? It’s not like Jesse Jackson Sr. is a paragon of virtue. He has lived a life of shakedowns and race baiting. So has his son.
NPR’s Ari Shapiro — nope, I’d never heard of him before either — has written a nice little tidy story on how Republicans are politicizing Benghazi. That’s the first and most obvious evidence of bias. The entire point of his story is to downplay the event’s significance, even though he has this juicy quote up near the top. On Tuesday night in Rock Hill, S.C., Republican Rep. Mick Mulvaney met with his constituents. When he opened the floor for questions, one man brought up Benghazi, and Mulvaney spoke about it with passion.
Al Gore reached a new low at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock this week as he compared the U.S. building the Keystone pipeline to a junkie shooting up drugs. "Junkies find veins in their toes when the ones in their arms and legs give out and, you know, we´re running out of this easy-to-produce oil so we´re going to this tar sands junk." (h/t Hot Air) Gore then shrugged his shoulders and continued "we need to get off this." Gore then told the audience that his speech was sponsored by the oil emirate of Qatar.
The Democrats are running around like Chicken Little of "the sky is falling" fame, forecasting the dire results of sequestration foisted upon us by the bad Republicans. Our military will dissolve instantly, ships will disappear from the sea, little kids will lose their babysitters at Head Start and all kinds of draconian things will befall the country. As usual it is just so much hogwash that is meant to play to the low information voters whom we have plenty of.(Snip) I am waiting for him to blame George W. Bush, who has been blamed for everything that the
“Study after study shows that the earlier a child begins learning, the better he or she does down the road,” said U.S. President Barack Obama in Feb. 14 speech in Decatur, Georgia. “Every dollar we invest in high-quality early education can save more than seven dollars later on -- boosting graduation rates, reducing teen pregnancy, reducing violent crime.” Obama wants to help our nation’s children flourish. So do I. So does everyone who is aware of the large number of children who are not flourishing. There are just two problems with his solution:
The buzz surrounding Dr. Ben Carson is loud and growing...but is it merited? The Republican Party has been looking for its "Great Black Hope" since J.C. Watts almost twenty years ago. There are solid logical reasons why black America ought to reject the slavery of leftism: violent crime, social decay, broken educational systems, and limp economic growth all hurt blacks more than they hurt other Americans. The black conservative movement has produced some significant spokesmen: Dr. Thomas Sowell may be the greatest social historian alive; Lynn Swan is among the greatest pass receivers in football history;
Who in his right mind would ever buy The Boston Globe? Maybe the physical plant of the “newspaper” on Morrissey Boulevard, but the actual product? Let me put it another way: When was the last time you bought an actual copy of The Boston Globe? Why would you, it only encourages them. Has ever a publication fallen so far, so fast? It’s the Carnival Triumph of the newspaper business. It’s the Patriots in the second half against the ?Ravens. It’s Tim Murray in his jammies, flooring his state Crown Vic as the stone wall looms up ahead.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s decision to expand his state’s Medicaid program is a huge political and practical win for President Obama´s White House. Scott, who rose to the governor’s mansion on an anti-Obamacare campaign, also led the legal effort to overturn the president’s health reform law last year. Without the multistate lawsuit led by Florida, expanding state Medicaid programs would never have been optional. Now, he is one of seven Republican governors who have endorsed expanding their programs. After the Supreme Court ruled that states
BROOKS COUNTY - Different organizations from across Texas gathered Wednesday in front of the Brooks County Courthouse to address the issue of unidentified remains of immigrants.There were 129 bodies of immigrants found last year in Brooks County alone. The Sheriff´s Department said that, of those 129, the identities of 68 were unknown. "This is a crisis that´s occurring now," said Tom Power of the Texas Civil Rights Project. "If we don´t move to address this right now, we think that the numbers are only going to increase." Power was one of the many immigrant advocates that spoke on Wednesday.
Mr Obama was still shaking his head at the other worldly skill of Woods, after the duo played their first-ever round together on Sunday. "He plays a different game than I do," said the president, an enthusiastic weekend golfer, whose scores are guarded like a state secret. "He is on another planet," Mr Obama told ABC7 television from San Francisco. "I don´t think either party was nervous, he knew that I wasn´t a big threat to his world ranking and I knew that I better keep my day job." Woods, the first African-American golfer to win a major title
John McCain was excited. It was late January, and the following day, he and a group of bipartisan senators were set to announce their framework for comprehensive immigration reform. He picked up the phone and called an old friend in Arizona. “We got it yep, yep,” McCain said, according to Grant Woods, who detected a long-lost measure of energy in the Republican’s voice. The next morning McCain called Woods again: “We’re going over there,” the senior senator from Arizona said, referring to the Capitol Hill unveiling. “It’s going to be good.” His optimism was warranted. The bipartisan effort was
Taxpayers eager for a refund have been inundating the IRS with requests on the government agency´s "Where´s My Refund?" Web page recently, slowing the site and making it inaccessible at times. Now the agency is asking people to back off, saying it is not worth checking a refund´s status more often than once a day because the site is only updated every 24 hours, usually overnight. To avoid delays, the best times for checking on returns are evenings and weekends, the agency said. Some taxpayers likely are antsy about getting their refunds because of delays in processing
The former campaign apparatus of Barack Obama, Organizing for Action, sent out an email requesting recipients send back stories of gun violence which they have experienced. Sami Rahamim, the author of the email, encourages readers to share their stories to prove to Congress that America needs “sensible solutions” for expanded gun control legislation. President Obama recalled anecdotes of children killed in the infamous Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting when he announced his legislative push for stricter gun control laws in January. He recited several letters from children urging him to restrict the use of firearms.
The worst kept secret in town — that The Boston Globe is up for sale — ?became official yesterday when the paper’s New York owners publicly put it back on the block in a move that set off wild speculation about who will buy the beleaguered broadsheet and what’s in store for its staff. The proposed sale — announced in a press release by its owner, The New York Times Co., that caught the Globe’s staff off guard — marks the second time the paper has been on the market since 2009. It also comes as key managers
As a Roman Catholic I would never presume to report on any developments in another religion but Pope Benedict XVI´s shocking retirement announcement prompted many articles and much commentary from writers who know nothing about my faith. They ranged from a listing of potential candidates to surmises of whether the new pontiff would finally liberalize the Roman Catholic Church and bring it into the 21st Century. The articles were speculations of a possible Black, Hispanic, Asian or even an American Pope; about the only thing I can certainly predict about the new Pontiff is that he will be a surprise.
Why would a couple risk so much — respect and even their freedom — for furs, furniture and a fedora? This was the question that came to my mind when I read the federal charges against Jesse L. Jackson Jr., the former congressman from Illinois. He’s charged with conspiracy, making false statements and mail and wire fraud. In all, he’s accused of misusing about $750,000 in private campaign funds. Jackson’s wife, Sandra Stevens Jackson, who resigned her seat on the Chicago City Council, reached an agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office to plead guilty to one count of tax fraud.
See also Part One: Total Destruction of the U.S.: An Interview with Larry Grathwohl and Part Two: American Education: Rotting the Country from the Inside -In Part 1 of this interview with former FBI operative Larry Grathwohl, we addressed the goals and methods of the Weatherman organization and debunked recent attempts to dismiss their words and activities as "youthful folly" or "typical of those days." In Part 2, we discussed the continuity of purpose connecting the murderous radicalism of the Weather Underground leadership with the progressive education and social justice advocacy of the "mature," "respectable" Ayers, Dohrn,
Johannesburg - IT is a tragic truism that South Africa is one of the world’s most violent countries outside of war zones. And for all of its international headlines, the Valentine’s Day shooting of the model Reeva Steenkamp by the prosthetic-legged Olympic hero Oscar Pistorius is ultimately a very South African story. Mr. Pistorius’s charm, beauty, talent and refusal to live a marginal life as a disabled person made him a marketer’s dream. And for a fragile South Africa, he was a symbol of the country’s obsession with overcoming obstacles. Mr. Pistorius’s personal story reminded us
Last week marked this season’s first pow-wow between Illinois’ union and legislative leaders regarding what has become known as a pension “funding crisis.” It surprised nobody (least of all Illinois’ Democratic House Speaker, who failed to attend) that this summit produced nothing new. Meanwhile, the pension driven deficit “widens by $17 million a day,” according to Bloomberg. The situation has become so dire, that the state has postponed a $500 million bond offer in hopes that some kind of solution will ameliorate the consequences of the latest S&P downgrade to A-. Head southwest, and last week
The sobering reality of next week’s budget cut deadline hit home Wednesday as thousands of local Defense Department employees learned they face furloughs if the automatic reductions go forward.[Snip]Projections are that workers would have to stay home at least one day a week for 22 weeks, probably starting as soon as late April. Affected employees would get at least 30 days of warning time. The loss to the local economy would be significant. Joint Base Charleston is home to more than 50 military commands, including the Air Force Base, the Naval Weapons Station in Goose Creek, and the high-tech electronics
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is quietly considering urging the Supreme Court to overturn California´s ban on gay marriage, a step that would mark a political victory for advocates of same-sex unions and a deepening commitment by President Barack Obama to rights for gay couples. Obama raised expectations among opponents of the Proposition 8 ban when he declared in last month´s inaugural address that gays and lesbians must be "treated like anyone else under the law." The administration has until Feb. 28 to intervene in the case by filing a "friend of the court" brief.
NEW YORK—The cargo bike—a bicycle built to move stuff—is a "life-changing wonder," according to Liz Canning´s website. Ms. Canning, a digital animator in California, is making a crowdsourced video about the coming cargo-bike "cultural revolution." Cargo bikes can cost $3,000 apiece—$5,000 with electric assist. They have boxes or trailers for carbon-free carting—a hyper-hip answer to the pickup truck. Small workshops build cargo bikes in the U.S., or have them built in Taiwan. Many are Dutch or Danish imports.
Does NBC hate Christians? That’s what I was wondering over the weekend as I watched “Saturday Night Live” blaspheme Jesus Christ in a violent and bloody Quentin Tarantino parody – just three days after Ash Wednesday. The fake movie trailer for “Djesus Uncrossed” featured the Savior brandishing guns and blowing away Romans in classic Tarantino-style. Blood and gore and profanity spewed across flat screens from coast to coast; at one point Jesus sliced a man’s head in half.“Critics are calling it a less violent ‘Passion of the Christ,’” the announcer declared. “I never knew how much Jesus used the N-word.”