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Donald Trump

Donald Trump Heads to Iowa

‘He wants to stir things up’ (Desmoines Register) – Donald Trump is adding events to his Iowa trip next month, his political consultant told The Des Moines Register Tuesday. Trump has RSVP’ed for a dinner party with Gov. Terry Branstad and Steve Bruere, the president of Peoples Company, a land brokerage firm. And he will …

December 10, 2014, 3:49 pm ·
Hillary Clinton

State Dept. Holding Back Hillary Clinton Records

‘They’re stonewalling us’ (AP) – The State Department has failed to turn over government documents covering Hillary Rodham Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state that The Associated Press and others requested under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act ahead of her presumptive presidential campaign. They include one request AP made four years ago and others …

December 10, 2014, 3:48 pm ·
Military dog

Mexican Drug Smuggler Sues U.S. Over K-9 Bite

Man transporting marijuana claims mauled by Border Patrol dog (Daily Beast) – Jose Manuel Marino-Najera had been walking through the desert with a bundle of marijuana on his back for three days when he ran out of water. The 31-year-old father of one had been working on a grape harvest in Caborca, a border city …

December 10, 2014, 11:03 am ·
Obama Laugh

Reporter Asks Obama About ‘White Privilege’

(Biz Pac Review) – President Obama was asked about “dealing with white privilege” on Tuesday during an interview with Fusion and he didn’t bat an eye, leaving little doubt about whether he supports the theory. “The killings of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Trayvon Martin clearly shows that we don’t live in a post-racial society that many …

December 10, 2014, 10:51 am ·
John Boehner

7 Tips on How to Decipher the Omnibus Bill

(Daily Signal) – There are plenty of reasons to shout and pout about what’s happening in Washington this week. The congressional elves who had all year to craft, debate and pass legislation to fund the government have failed to do so.  Now it’s crunch time, and they are throwing everything into Santa’s bag all at …

December 10, 2014, 10:39 am ·
Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz: School Choice Is ‘Most Compelling Civil Rights Issue’

(Newsmax) – School choice is “the most compelling civil rights issue of the 21st century,” said Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz. The potential 2016 presidential candidate spoke out about the issue during a Senate hearing on community policing that had been scheduled following the protests surrounding the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, CNN reported. …

December 10, 2014, 10:34 am ·
Rick Santorum

Rick Santorum Prepping for 2016 Run as ‘Underdog’

(Newsmax) – Despite winning almost a dozen primaries and caucuses in 2012, Rick Santorum is not bothered by the fact he is not one of the first names mentioned as a formidable 2016 Republican presidential candidate. “America loves an underdog. We’re definitely the underdog in this race,” said the former Pennsylvania senator in a Washington Post interview. …

December 10, 2014, 10:31 am ·
CIA

Former CIA Dir. Woolsey: Report a Damaging ‘Broadside’ by Democrats

(Newsmax) – While a “vigorous discussion” on interrogation techniques would have been beneficial with intelligence officials and legislators, making Tuesday’s Senate Intelligence Committee report public was a “terrible idea” that will do “huge damage to our ability to work with foreign intelligence,” according to former CIA Director James Woolsey. Joined by former CIA officer Fred …

December 10, 2014, 10:29 am ·
Police

It’s Now Illegal in Illinois to Film Cops

Or any government officials, for that matter (Infowars) – An amendment to a Senate bill in Illinois has been overwhelmingly passed to ensure that recording police officers and government officials is now a felony. The Amendment to Senate Bill 1342 was stealthily introduced on the back of an unrelated piece of legislation last week. It essentially reestablishes …

December 10, 2014, 10:26 am ·
Weed

Congress Abruptly Overrules D.C. Voters, Nixes Marijuana Legalization

In November, the District of Columbia voted to legalize recreational use of marijuana, but a new congressional budget deal has a provision barring implementation (Yahoo) – When residents of the District of Columbia voted to legalize recreational use of marijuana last month, cannabis fans cheered. Then they quickly realized that Congress – which has oversight over D.C.’s …

December 10, 2014, 10:22 am ·
Joe Biden

Confident Biden Sets Timeline for Presidential Candidacy

(The Hill) – Vice President Biden said Tuesday he’ll make up his mind about whether to run for president “at the end of the spring or early summer.” “I honest to God haven’t made up my mind,” Biden said at a ‘Women Rule’ event hosted by Politico. “I’m confident I’d be in a position to …

December 10, 2014, 10:16 am ·
Military

President Who Vowed to End War, Now Seeks Sweeping Power to Expand It

(Washington Times) – Secretary of State John F. Kerry told Congress Tuesday that President Obama wants expansive war powers to pursue the Islamic State terrorists wherever and however he deems necessary, stunning lawmakers by requesting a war authorization that would even allow the Pentagon to commit American combat troops to the fight. Though Mr. Obama …

December 10, 2014, 10:14 am ·
Facebook

Facebook Robot Will ‘Mediate’ Your Online Activity

If you were nervous about Google’s artificial intelligence, just wait. (Betabeat) – The last time you posted a Facebook status, you were probably thinking, “Wow, I really wish I had an intelligent robot to make sure this post won’t come back around to haunt me.” No? Too bad. Facebook is building an artificial intelligence program that will …

December 10, 2014, 10:10 am ·
ISIS

ISIS Claims ‘Radioactive Device’ Now in Europe

Freelance jihadist weapons maker discusses on Twitter (Free Beacon) – An alleged weapons maker for the Islamic State (IS) claimed that a “radioactive device” has been smuggled into an undisclosed location in Europe, according to an intelligence brief released Monday by the SITE Intelligence Group. “A Radioactive Device has entered somewhere in Europe,” according Twitter …

December 10, 2014, 10:01 am ·
United Nations

U.N. Official Wants Prosecution Over U.S. Torture

Obama: CIA report ‘did significant damage to America’s standing in world’ (ABC News) – All senior U.S. officials and CIA agents who authorized and carried out torture like waterboarding as part of former President George W. Bush’s national security policy must be prosecuted, top U.N. human rights officials said Wednesday. The U.N. high commissioner for …

December 10, 2014, 9:41 am ·
Ben Carson

Ben Carson: The Unfairness Of Obamacare

(Washington Times) - Next year, when the employer mandate of Obamacare is activated, millions of Americans will be screaming in pain as their health insurance premiums skyrocket or as they lose their health insurance altogether. It will be just one more piece of the rapidly crumbling health care system that was forced upon the unsuspecting American …

December 10, 2014, 9:40 am ·
Diane_Feinstein

Blitzer To Feinstein: ‘I Assume You Would Feel Guilty’ If Americans Are Killed Because Of CIA Report

(PJ Media) - Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) defended the release of the CIA enhanced interrogation report in a testy exchange with CNN today, arguing that ISIS “may seize” upon the report, “they may not.” Feinstein pushed for the release of the report in the waning days of her chairmanship before handing over the …

December 10, 2014, 9:27 am ·
reid

Harry Reid Points The Finger: Obama To Blame For Dem Losses In 2014 Midterms

(Washington Times) - Soon-to-be Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, says last year’s bungled rollout of the Obamacare website hurt Democrats in this year’s midterm elections and that he doesn’t regret pursuing passage of the law when the party did. “We never recovered from the Obamacare rollout,” Mr. Reid told Politico. “I’m not going to …

December 10, 2014, 9:21 am ·
Obamacare Money

Funding Bill Targets O-Care Insurer Subsidies

(The Hill) - The nearly $1.1-trillion spending bill released late Tuesday by House lawmakers targets government payments to health insurance companies under ObamaCare that critics have decried as an industry “bailout.” The language, buried deep in the 1,603-page bill, is a victory for conservative opponents of the healthcare law. It would prevent new government funds from …

December 10, 2014, 9:15 am ·