Just days after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border by climbing a wall, a Chicago priest says what he did was wrong and urged parishioners in his Southwest Side church to apologize if they had done the same. "And by recognizing you did something wrong, you can´t keep it doing it," said the Rev. Gary Graf of St. Gall Roman Catholic Church in Chicago´s Gage Park neighborhood. "I´m begging the people to take a different tactic." After speaking to a packed Sunday morning Mass, Graf said he traveled to Mexico this month with the intention of returning to U.S. soil by scaling
I think that we have been hearing the Obama crew say that they have secured the borderline. But if a Catholic Priest can simply climb the borderline fence and walk into the USA without ever being challenged anyone in the world can do that.
This is one stupid country allowing the politicians to still get away with those borderline related lies after the 9-11 attacks. On the borderline the more things change the more they stay the same, the Democrats always want more new voters and the Republicans always want new cheap foreign labor! So you can see why the borderline has never been effectively enforced.
#5,you must be reading another article... this guy said that he wants his parishioners to speak thoughtfully about immigration instead of rallying and protesting on May Day. And he is saying that it was wrong to cross the border illegally. That doesn´t sound like an anti-American communist. He is trying to tell the people NOT to rally and protest on May Day.
Well, folks, how does it feel to be called stupid, crazy, extremist, racist, and terroristic for standing firm for values and principles that most Americans have held and continue to hold dear? Such are the rantings coming from liberal media and Washington elites about the Tea Party. Word on the political street is that GOP polling has tanked because Republicans foolishly listened to the wacko Tea Party, led by toxic idiots Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and Sarah Palin. So to win an approving pat on the head from D.C. elites and the liberal media, conservative politicians and the Tea Party
A former CIA and National Security Agency chief was overheard criticizing President Barack Obama´s administration in what he thought was an anonymous interview, which instead ended up on Twitter. Retired general Michael Hayden made the mistake of giving a series of interviews Thursday to reporters by phone "on background" while riding a train, in public. Unbeknownst to Hayden, he was sitting near Tom Matzzie, the former Washington director of the liberal, activist MoveOn.org Political Action Committee who immediately divulged the juiciest bits of the exchanges on Twitter. The NSA spying scandal, CIA secret prisons abroad and Obama´s smartphone were all
The Justice Department is attempting to block parents from defending the Louisiana school voucher program in court, according to a brief filed Tuesday. Four families filed last month to intervene in the DOJ’s lawsuit against the Louisiana Scholarship Program, which grants vouchers to students so they can flee failing schools rated C, D, or F. The DOJ is seeking a permanent injunction against the school choice program, which would block access to vouchers beginning in 2014 unless a federal judge approves them. The lawsuit claims the vouchers are “impeding desegregation” because some recipients were in the racial minority at their
State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf got into a testy exchange with AP reporter Matt Lee and Fox News producer Lucas Tomlinson over the exclusion of the Benghazi suspects from the State Department’s Rewards for Justice program Thursday in the State Department press conference. Tomlinson pressed Harf on specifically why the Benghazi suspects are not included on the Rewards for Justice list. The State Department spokeswoman declined to give a reason, citing the classified deliberations that go into the decision whether to place an individual on the list. Lee interjected he did not doubt the government’s resolve to pursue those responsible for
BOSTON • The World Series shifts to St. Louis on Saturday. Actually, the Cardinals hope it tilts that way. Busch Stadium III has been a warm and cozy place for Mike Matheny’s Cards. They won 54 games there this summer, the most in a single season at the stadium since the club moved in eight years ago. Moreover, the Cardinals have won 385 games through those same eight seasons, most among National League teams. In St. Louis, home isn’t just where the heart is, it’s where wins have collected. “There’s just times you play better at certain times, and I
Since its August 20 launch, Al Jazeera America has been an unmitigated failure, unable to attract even a small percentage of the three million Muslims living in America. According to the New York Times, although the news channel is now carried in 44 million American homes, total viewership sits at a statistical zero: 25,000 total viewers. Therefore, it is doubtful that a new deal with Time Warner to add another 10 million households will make any kind of difference. The distribution deal is the first Al Jazeera America has made since its debut two months ago, replacing Current TV. Ehab
Two soldiers have been shot and one suspect following a rampage at a Navy base in Millington, Tenn., according to multiple reports. The U.S. Navy tweeted the following: #BREAKING: #USNavy can confirm shooting on Navy property; Naval Support Activity Midsouth in #Millington on lock-down. Moments later, the Navy again tweeted: #USNavy confirms #Millington suspect in custody. 2 Soldiers injured - not life threatening. The base remains on lockdown as a precaution, Navy officials said. The Associated Press reported that a Navy recruiter who had been relieved of duty was quickly taken into custody following the shooting.
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said on Thursday that Congress should replace the across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration with “commonsense” spending reductions while a broader budget deal is considered. Lew said sequestration is weighing on the economy and needs to be addressed.”We need to replace the harmful, across-the-board cuts known as sequestration with commonsense measures that rein in spending,” Lew said at a speech at the Center for American Progress in Washington. “These cuts were designed to be so mutually disagreeable that they would compel Democrats and Republicans to come together to create sensible and balanced deficit reduction policies.”
We´re hearing for the first time from a security officer who witnessed the terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year. U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the attack on the mission and a nearby annex. In an interview for "60 Minutes," correspondent Lara Logan spoke with a British citizen, who had been hired to train the Libyan guards at the U.S. mission. He calls himself Morgan Jones, a pseudonym to protect his safety.Jones says he was annoyed that the State Department wouldn´t allow his guards to carry guns. As the
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Thursday he regrets being "too lenient" in previous budget talks with Republicans. Reid said he and President Obama were too willing to compromise in talks that took place in 2011 and 2012, and that he intends to drive a harder bargain going forward. “If you give a bully a dollar today, they ask for a dollar and a half tomorrow,” he said in a radio interview with Nevada´s KNPR. “It has taken a while for all my caucus to come to that understanding. And quite frankly, the president, wonderful man that he is,
A new poll, provided exclusively to Breitbart News, finds the Virginia Governor´s race a virtual dead-heat, with Democrat Terry McAuliffe leading Republican Ken Cuccinelli 41%-40%. Libertarian Robert Sarvis garners 10% and 9% of likely voters remain undecided. With less than two weeks to go, the race is a toss-up that will likely be decided by turnout, a critical factor in an off-year election. The poll comes from Wenzel Strategies, which accurately predicted closing momentum for Sens. Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Deb Fischer, among others. The slight edge McAuliffe holds is due mostly to stronger support within his partisan base.
America´s appetite for war has shifted significantly in the last decade, prompting the Obama administration to lean heavily on the use of unmanned drone strikes and hawkish politicians of any stripe to stress that a proposed military action would not include "boots on the ground." Critics argue this mindset of fighting the enemy from afar only damages America´s reputation abroad and, even if effective in killing an enemy, does little to compel or influence others from taking up arms against the U.S. In an age of using technology to substitute for human warriors, one of the nation´s highest-ranking officers cautions
On Sunday night, I wrote a short post soliciting stories from my readers about how Obamacare has already immediately impacted their lives. I asked that all of these emails be directed to ObamacareMakesMeSick@Yahoo.com. I expected a response; I didn’t expect it to be quite so overwhelming. Over the last 24 hours, my inbox has been flooded with hundreds of emails. What you’ll read in this post represents a portion of them. I’m only one guy (with a fulltime job and twins) — I wasn’t able to go through every single message just yet. Some, I left out because the information
Does President Obama belong on the same list as John Kennedy and Bill Clinton when it comes to presidents who are sex symbols? That’s what Entertainment Tonight reporter Rocsi Diaz thinks. First Lady Michelle Obama chuckled and smiled as Diaz asked her what it’s like to be married to someone who’s seen by many women as a “sex symbol,” in an interview that aired Tuesday evening. “He’s got a little swag, you know, that’s okay,” the first lady said. “I’m proud of him. He’s a stylish man who is healthy and he’s smart and he’s passionate and he’s inspiring. And
Healthcare insurance executives were received at the White House today — but not to confront President Obama about the flub-ridden exchange launched on Oct. 1. Instead, the CEOs of Aetna, Humana, CareFirst, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, Health Net, Inc., Health Care Services Corporation, Independence Blue Cross, America’s Health Insurance Plans, Molina Healthcare, Centene Corp., Tufts Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Wellpoint and Kaiser Permanente got to meet with Obama’s senior adviser Valerie Jarrett. Meanwhile, on the Hill, Pelosi brushed off the tech implosion as something they just have to be able to fix because she doesn’t want to
That was America standing behind President Obama in the Rose Garden this week as he stammered, and droned on and on, trying to explain away the epic disaster that Obamacare has become even before it has begun “About three weeks ago, as the federal government shut down,” he began.Expectant and hopeful, America stood tall on the steps behind him for as long as she could. She was proud and gazed at the nation’s new top health care provider proudly. But as the excuses and mistruths mounted and the barrage of words rolled on and on and on, she could not
Senate majority leader Harry Reid says that "Everybody" is "willing to pay more" taxes. He said so in an interview with a Nevada Public Radio host. “The only people who feel there shouldn’t be more coming in to the federal government from the rich people are the Republicans in the Congress,” Reid told the radio host, according to Roll Call. “Everybody else, including the rich people, are willing to pay more. They want to pay more.” Reid rebuked the Nevada Public Radio host when he was asked what Republicans would have to concede to get Medicare and Social Security cuts
It took a tea-party insurrection that disabled the federal government and wrecked the Republican brand, but after months of handwringing, establishment Republicans are preparing to attack ultraconservative ideologues across red America. (Snip) "Hopefully we´ll go into eight to 10 races and beat the snot out of them," said former Rep. Steve LaTourette of Ohio, whose new political group, Defending Main Street, aims to raise $8 million to fend off tea-party challenges against more mainstream Republican incumbents. "We´re going to be very aggressive and we´re going to get in their faces." The caterwauling over the GOP brand ramped up after President Obama´s
After a shutdown fight that had Republicans in Congress taking sides against one another, the Senate minority whip put out a plea for unity today in the form of a Fox News op-ed. “In recent weeks, the national media have been obsessed with highlighting divisions and disagreements among Republicans on Capitol Hill. It’s time for GOP lawmakers to remind the American people of what unites us,” Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) wrote. “Republicans are united in our desire to dismantle President Obama’s health care law and replace it with patient-centered alternatives that reduce costs, expand quality insurance coverage, and improve access to
On Wednesday, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) revealed that he was working on a bill to delay the Obamacare individual mandate. He said in late September that he would support efforts to delay the individual mandate, but this is the first time that Manchin has signified that he will lead a legislative effort toward such a delay. Manchin’s spokesperson, Jonathan Kott, said Manchin will not back Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) proposal for an indefinite delay to work out insurance exchange glitches, but that he would instead work on a bill “to delay the pena
More than 700 websites have been created with names playing off of Obamacare or Healthcare.gov, making it likely that some Americans will mistakenly hand over private information to unknown third-parties. For instance, there is a website — www.obama-care.us — that brands itself as part of the "Obamacare enrollment team," directs people to an "Obamacare enrollment form" and asks users for their name, address, Social Security number and other contact information. According to a counter at the bottom of the page, more than 3,000 people have visited obama-care.us.
Juan Williams has a clear grip on responsibility for the failure of a program that got passed in Congress with no Republican votes, and implemented with no Republican management in a Democratic administration. Williams claims that the White House would have delayed the rollout of ObamaCare’s exchanges except for the opposition of the GOP to the program as a whole. As a result, Williams argues, Barack Obama and Kathleen Sebelius had no choice but to lie about the exchanges and let it unfold. Come on — you knew the media would eventually get around to this argument. You just didn’t
A top Senate Democrat said that a leading House Republican told President Obama that they could not ´even stand to look at you´ during negotiations over the government shutdown. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said in a Facebook post that the alleged confrontation happened during a meeting between Republicans and the president. "Many Republicans searching for something to say in defense of the disastrous shutdown strategy will say President Obama just doesn´t try hard enough to communicate with Republicans," Durbin said. "But in a ´negotiation´ meeting with the president, one GOP House Leader told the president: ´I cannot even stand to
Marines are decrying a new look President Obama has planned for their uniforms — namely, a unisex-style cap that they say looks more French than American, more “girly” than hard-charging. “We don’t even have enough funding to buy bullets and the DoD [Department of Defense] is pushing to spend $8 million on covers that look like women’s hats,” one senior Marine said to The New York Post. “The Marines deserve better. It makes them look ridiculous.” One estimate is that the new hats could cost about $8 million. The hats are thinner and smaller, aimed at looking equally good on females as well