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FBI Admits it Hasn’t Cracked Single Terror Case with Patriot Act Snooping Power

(Washington Times) – FBI agents can’t point to any major terrorism cases they’ve cracked thanks to the key snooping powers in the Patriot Act, the Justice Department’s inspector general said in a report Thursday that could complicate efforts to keep key parts of the law operating. Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz said that between 2004 …

May 22, 2015, 8:41 am ·
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NYT: Rove’s Crossroads PAC No Longer GOP ‘Big Dog’

(NYT) – For three election cycles, American Crossroads, the brainchild of Karl Rove and other leading Republican strategists, has been among the most powerful forces in national politics, a shadow party that has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on advertising, data and opposition research to help elect candidates. But in the early days of the 2016 presidential …

May 22, 2015, 8:39 am ·
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Report: Obama Severely Weakened Democrats

Hillary Clinton is not the only Democratic comeback candidate on the 2016 ticket. Senate Democrats are betting on the past to rebuild their party for the future. (National Journal) – One of the most underappreciated stories in recent years is the deterioration of the Democratic bench under President Obama’s tenure in office. The party has …

May 22, 2015, 8:37 am ·
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Congressional Approval Ratings Collapse

Republicans Want GOP Leaders to Challenge Obama More Often (PEW) – The new Republican-led Congress is drawing harsh reviews from the public – including most Republicans. Just 23% of Americans say congressional Republicans are keeping the promises they made during last fall’s campaign, while 65% say they are not. Nearly four-in-ten (37%) say the new …

May 22, 2015, 8:34 am ·
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Orrin Hatch on Trade Bill: ‘I DOn’t Know Fully What’s In TPP Myself’

(Breitbart) – Democrat Sens. Joe Manchin (WV) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)(MA) went to the Senate floor to push for immediate consideration of a bill that would make the Obamatrade text public — right now Congress has to go to a secured room to review the text and can’t take notes out or discuss what is …

May 22, 2015, 8:28 am ·
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25.7 Million Foreign Workers in U.S Job Market

(WSJ) – The unemployment rate for foreign-born workers in the U.S. fell to 5.6% in 2014 from 6.9% in 2013, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday, reflecting the overall firming up of the labor market last year. The unemployment rate for the native-born fell to 6.3% last year from 7.5% in 2013. Since 2009, when the …

May 21, 2015, 8:16 pm ·
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Clinton Campaigning in ‘Bubble,’ Isolated from Real People

(McClatchy DC) – Here’s how Hillary Clinton campaigned for president this week: She took a private 15-minute tour of a bike shop that had closed for her visit. She spoke to four small business owners chosen by her staff in front of an audience of 20, also chosen by her staff. She answered a few questions from the media following weeks …

May 21, 2015, 8:14 pm ·
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Clinton Foundation Reveals up to $26 Million in Additional Payments

(Washington Post) – The Clinton Foundation reported Thursday that it has received as much as $26.4 million in previously undisclosed payments from major corporations, universities, foreign sources and other groups. The disclosure came as the foundation faced questions over whether it fully complied with a 2008 ethics agreement to reveal its donors and whether any of its funding …

May 21, 2015, 8:12 pm ·
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Federal Judge Expands Alabama Marriage Ruling Statewide

Issues stay while U.S. Supreme Court is in midst of hearing case (WRBC) – The same federal judge who originally ruled that Alabama’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional has issued a new ruling. The catch is that for now, nothing changes for the state. Judge Callie Granade has reaffirmed her ruling that same-sex marriage …

May 21, 2015, 8:10 pm ·
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PETA: Bar’s Name Offensive to Chickens

‘Ye Olde Fighting Cocks’ oldest pub in Britain (National Review) – People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sent a letter to the oldest bar in Britain on Monday demanding that it change its historic name because “Ye Olde Fighting Cocks” is offensive to chickens. PETA director Mimi Bekhechi said the name should be changed to “Ye Olde …

May 21, 2015, 7:17 pm ·
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Senator Again Calls for Ending Justice Department’s Operation Choke Point

(Daily Signal) – Comparing Operation Choke Point to Tom Cruise’s “Minority Report,” a film where police use “psychic technology” to arrest alleged murderers before they actually commit a crime, Sen. Mike Crapo today made another attempt to end the Justice Department’s controversial program. “To explain [Operation Choke Point], I want to remind everybody of a …

May 21, 2015, 7:10 pm ·
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Dem To Grads: ‘They Go To College for Free in Germany’

(CNS News) – Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) told Hartford Seminary graduates last week, “students ought to be able to go to college, they go to college for free in Germany.” “We believe that the students ought to be able to go to college, they go to college for free in Germany. They’re not bigger than …

May 21, 2015, 7:05 pm ·
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Top Aide’s Pre-Benghazi Email: Hillary Clinton Had ‘Leadership/Ownership/Stewardship of This Country’s Libya Policy From Start to Finish’

(CNS News) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had “leadership/ownership/stewardship of this country’s Libya policy from start to finish,” says an email written by one of Clinton’s top aides–and forwarded to Clinton herself–as the Libyan rebellion that sought the overthrow of Muammar Qadhafi appeared to be nearing a triumphant moment. The email is one of …

May 21, 2015, 7:04 pm ·
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Clinton Speeches Raised at Least $12 Million for Foundation

(Newsmax) – The Clinton Foundation said Thursday that Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton have raised at least $12 million to support the family’s philanthropy since 2002 by delivering paid speeches to an assortment of corporations, universities and foreign entities. The speeches may have brought in as much as $26.4 million to the foundation, which released …

May 21, 2015, 6:58 pm ·
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Tom DeLay: Obama Not Telling American People Truth About ISIS

(Newsmax) – President Barack Obama may insist the United States is not losing the war against the Islamic State (ISIS) — but he’s lying, former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay says. “Once again the president is not telling the American people the truth. Gosh, that’s surprising. And he will continue that way,” DeLay said Thursday …

May 21, 2015, 6:57 pm ·
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Video: Alex Jones Assaulted by Rabid Communists

Pro-death leftists attack peaceful-protesters for defending innocent life (Infowars) – Alex Jones was assaulted during a protest of Planned Parenthood’s admitted targeting of the black community and all innocent children. The anti-free speech demonstrators were found to be members of Red Guard Austin, a self-proclaimed “Marxist Leninist-Maoist” organization which espouses Communist viewpoints. Special Headline: Guess …

May 21, 2015, 6:56 pm ·
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Senator Unloads: Obama is ‘Getting More and More Desperate’

Sen. Inhofe: ‘He’s trying to find some allies in the military, but they’re not there’ (WND) – Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman James Inhofe is blasting President Obama for telling U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduates Wednesday that climate change is one of the most serious threats to security here in the U.S. and around …

May 21, 2015, 6:46 pm ·
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Hard-Left Center for American Progress Joins GOP Calls to Eliminate ATF

(Breitbart) – On May 19 the Center for American Progress (CAP) joined GOP calls to do away with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and the shuffle the agency’s current responsibilities to other federal agencies. On March 6–during the ATF-led push to ban the M855 round from AR-15 use–Breitbart News reported on Representative Rep. Jim …

May 21, 2015, 6:45 pm ·
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Cruz PAC Doubles Clinton Fundraising

(Daily Caller) – Super PACs backing Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz have raised more than double the PAC backing presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Priorities USA Action has managed to secure just $5 million in “hard commitments,” and expects to raise just $15 million through the end of June, reported The Wall Street Journal. The …

May 21, 2015, 6:42 pm ·