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Resistance to Militarized Cops Begins

New Jersey bans acquisition of tools of war without local OK (Tenth Amendment Center) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill into law yesterday that represents an important first step towards blocking federal programs that militarize local police in the state. Informally known as the 1033 Program, the Pentagon provides local law enforcement, …

March 30, 2015, 10:56 am ·
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John Boehner’s One-Word Answer on How Fast Congress Will Vote to Hit Iran with New Sanctions

(The Blaze) - House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Sunday that congressional Republicans would waste no time voting to impose new sanctions against Iran if there is no agreed framework in place the early this week under which Iran would scale back its nuclear ambitions. Boehner was asked on CNN how quickly Congress would move if …

March 30, 2015, 10:51 am ·

Hillary Wants to Reset US Relationship With Israel

(Newsmax) - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday told a prominent Jewish leader that she wanted to improve the relationship between the United States and Israel and get it back on “constructive footing,” The New York Times reported. Clinton also called for a renewed commitment to a two-state solution. “Secretary Clinton thinks we need …

March 30, 2015, 10:37 am ·

Iran Seeks Nuclear Deal But Not Normal Ties With ‘Great Satan’

(Yahoo/Reuters) - Iran is not expected to normalize relations with the United States even if Tehran reaches agreement with world powers on its nuclear program, officials and analysts said. The United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China are trying to reach a deal with Iran aimed at stopping Tehran being able to develop a nuclear …

March 30, 2015, 10:18 am ·

AP President: Killing of Journalists Should Be a War Crime

(AP) - The president and CEO of The Associated Press called on Monday for changes to international laws that would make it a war crime to kill journalists or take them hostage. Gary Pruitt said a new framework is needed to protect journalists as they cover conflicts in which they are increasingly seen as targets by …

March 30, 2015, 10:14 am ·

Obama’s $1 Trillion Economic Mistake

(Daily Caller) - The U.S. economy produced $1 trillion less in 2014 than President Barack Obama promised in his February 2010 financial plan. The missing $1 trillion adds up to $3,053 less for every American man, woman and child. It highlights the huge gap between Obama’s promise that his progressive, big-government economic policies would jump-start the …

March 30, 2015, 10:04 am ·

U.S. Chamber ‘Doubling Down,’ Wants to Buy Republican Party

(Breitbart) - In what can only be called bad news for grassroots conservatives intent on trying to win back the Republican Party, a Yahoo News item via The Center for Public Integrity claims U.S. Chamber of Congress’s new political strategy “will include a greater emphasis on recruiting the right sort of business-friendly GOP candidates and intervening …

March 30, 2015, 9:57 am ·
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Pentagon Chief Considers Easing of Enlistment Standards

(CNS News) - Saying the military needs to do more to compete with corporate America for quality recruits, Defense Secretary Ash Carter opened the door Monday to relaxing some enlistment standards — particularly for high-tech or cyber security jobs. Speaking to students at his former suburban Philadelphia high school, Carter said the military could ease age …

March 30, 2015, 9:52 am ·
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Dr. Ben Carson: ‘Absolutely Vital’ Americans Stand Up For Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law

(Breitbart) - Dr. Ben Carson, a likely 2016 presidential contender, tells Breitbart News that it is “absolutely vital” Americans stand up for Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s new religious freedom law. Speaking about the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act—which has drawn fire from the left—Carson said the First Amendment is one of the basic pillars and a …

March 30, 2015, 9:49 am ·
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VA Inspector General Investigating Philadelphia Official’s Relocation Bonus

(Washington Times) - The Department of Veterans Affairs’ Office of Inspector General is investigating the nearly $300,000 relocation bonus paid to a senior VA official when she was transferred from Washington to lead the Philadelphia regional office last year. In a letter to House Veterans Affairs Chairman Jeff Miller, Deputy Inspector General Richard Griffin said his …

March 30, 2015, 9:40 am ·

Civil Rights Petitioners Accuse Amazon, PayPal Of Hate Group Ties

(The Hill) - Civil rights advocates are demanding that Amazon and PayPal stop funding neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups through their websites. The Southern Poverty Law Center has accused Amazon and PayPal of doing business with organizations that it classifies as hate groups, and more than 45,000 protesters are petitioning the Internet giants to cut their …

March 30, 2015, 9:35 am ·

Veterans Affairs Hospital Chief Draws $179k Salary Despite Missing 80 Days a Year

(Washington Examiner) - DeWayne Hamlin, the top official of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Puerto Rico hospital, was absent from the hospital some 80 days in a one-year period, according to documents obtained by the Washington Examiner. Hamlin was paid $179,700 despite being absent from the hospital approximately one in three business days last year, according …

March 30, 2015, 9:19 am ·

DOT Chief To Unveil New Highway Bill

(The Hill) - Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is scheduled to unveil a new highway bill proposal on Monday as lawmakers are scrambling to beat a May 31 deadline for the expiration of the federal government’s current infrastructure spending. Foxx has been trying to convince lawmakers to pass a long-term extension of the transportation funding measure, but …

March 30, 2015, 9:08 am ·
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Rand Paul Opposes GOP Budget, Says It’s ‘Irresponsible’ To Add To Debt

(Washington Times) - Sen. Rand Paul used last week’s battle over the federal budget to reinforce his image as the top fiscal hawk in the 2016 presidential field, calling out his colleagues for demanding more military spending without showing how they would pay for it. Mr. Paul closed out the Senate “vote-a-rama” by giving a thumbs …

March 30, 2015, 9:03 am ·

Bashar Assad: Even With Airstrikes, Islamic State Has Expanded

(Washington Examiner) - The Islamic State has expanded despite airstrikes, according to Syrian President Bashar Assad. A coalition against the terrorist group, led by the U.S., has not helped slow its advancement, he said in an interview with CBS News Sunday night. “[I]f you want to talk in terms of ISIS, actually ISIS has expanded since …

March 30, 2015, 8:57 am ·

RNC Chair: Clinton Email Actions May Be ‘Criminal’

(The Hill) - Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said Monday that the decision of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to wipe many emails from her in-home server might be “criminal in nature.” Priebus noted while appearing on Fox News’s “Fox and Friends” that Clinton had deleted the emails in the midst of a congressional …

March 30, 2015, 8:54 am ·
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George Soros Says He’d Invest $1 Billion to Save Ukraine From Russia — but He Has Some Conditions

(The Blaze) - George Soros, the multibillionaire with a checkered investing history and a hunger for left-wing activism, wants to save Ukraine. In an interview published Monday, the Hungarian-born business giant told the Austrian newspaper Der Standard that he will pledge $1 billion to Ukraine — if the rest of the West will pitch in to …

March 30, 2015, 8:49 am ·
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Obama To Visit Kenya For First Time As President

(Washington Examiner) - President Obama will travel to Kenya in July, his first visit as commander in chief to the birthplace of his father. “President Obama will travel to Kenya in July, where he will hold bilateral meetings and participate in the [Global Entrepreneurship Summit],” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Monday. “His trip will …

March 30, 2015, 8:42 am ·

Chaos at NSA HQ: Bloody Gun Battle

(CBS News) – One person is dead and two are injured after an incident at the gate of National Security Agency headquarters in Maryland Monday morning, Fort Meade officials say. A senior U.S. official says preliminary reports from the scene indicate that one person is dead after a car with two people inside tried to …

March 30, 2015, 8:35 am ·