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House Dem Calls For Tax On Sugary Drinks

(The Hill) - Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) has introduced legislation to tax caloric sweeteners in beverages as a means of reducing obesity and other health conditions among Americans. DeLauro’s bill would impose a tax of one cent per teaspoon of sweeteners like sugars and high fructose corn syrup. Beverages made from 100 percent fruit juice, nutritional …

April 1, 2015, 6:24 am ·

The Left Wages Total War; and Then Plays Victim

(Washington Examiner) - On one side is the CEO of the world’s largest company, the president of the United States and a growing chunk of the Fortune 500. On the other side is a solo wedding photographer in New Mexico, a 70-year-old grandma florist in Washington and a few bakers. One side wants the state to …

April 1, 2015, 6:21 am ·

Several Potential 2016 Contenders Hit with FEC Complaint

(Breitbart) - The Campaign Legal Center and Democracy 21 is claiming that four possible 2016 presidential candidates—Republicans Jeb Bush, Rick Santorum, and Scott Walker, along with Democrat Martin O’Malley—are “violating campaign-finance laws by building campaign infrastructure without formally ‘testing the waters’ for a bid,” according to a Politico report. The group’s senior counsel Paul Ryan said, …

April 1, 2015, 6:08 am ·
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Obama’s Unilateral Dealmaking Riles Congress

(Washington Examiner) - President Obama has spent much of the period since the November elections honing his strategy for squeezing out Congress, as evidenced by his administration’s push to move forward on a nuclear deal with Iran and a climate pact with China — neither of which he intends to submit for congressional approval. Obama is …

April 1, 2015, 6:05 am ·

White House: GOP Criticism Of Climate Pact ‘Hard To Take Seriously’

(The Hill) - The White House on Tuesday rebuked Republican critics of its contribution to the United Nations climate pact, saying the criticisms are “hard to take seriously.” Asked about congressional Republicans who want the Senate to have to approve an agreement, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said that politicians who are skeptical of the …

April 1, 2015, 6:03 am ·

Top State Department Aide Listed as Clinton Foundation Director

Cheryl Mills listed on state incorporation documents for Clinton Foundation (Washington Free Beacon) - Hillary Clinton’s chief of staff at the State Department was listed as a director at the Clinton Foundation in its corporate records for more than three years after joining the administration, highlighting concerns that Clinton’s aides were too close to the foundation …

April 1, 2015, 5:54 am ·

Whistleblower: FBI Investigating Scandal-Plagued VA For Fraud

(Daily Caller) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation is reportedly investigating potential purchasing fraud at the Memphis Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. During the last full week of March, whistleblower and former Memphis VA employee Sean Higgins went to the local FBI field office to report on two suspicious purchases during his tenure at the …

April 1, 2015, 5:49 am ·
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Oregon Gun Control Proposal: Buying, Selling Guns a Privilege, Not a Right

(Breitbart) - On Wednesday, Oregon lawmakers will discuss a gun control proposal that outlaws all private gun sales except those between “close relatives,” and that makes sales between “close relatives” a privilege that exists only as long as the government allows it to continue. The gun control bill is sponsored by state senator Floyd Prozanski (D-Eugene). …

April 1, 2015, 5:46 am ·
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Obama Plans ‘Executive Order’ for U.N. Climate Rules

‘Undoing the kind of regulation we are putting in place is very tough’ (Reuters) – The Obama administration’s plan for U.N. climate change talks encountered swift opposition after its release Tuesday, with Republican leaders warning other countries to “proceed with caution” in negotiations with Washington because any deal could be later undone. The White House …

March 31, 2015, 8:42 pm ·

Scientists Say New Study Is A ‘Death Blow’ To Global Warming Hysteria

(Daily Caller) – A new study out of Germany casts further doubt on the so-called global warming “consensus” by suggesting the atmosphere may be less sensitive to increases in carbon dioxide emissions than most scientists think. A study by scientists at Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Meteorology found that man-made aerosols had a much smaller cooling effect …

March 31, 2015, 7:51 pm ·

CNN Host Hits Conservative With Bizarre Hypothetical Question During Confrontational Interview: ‘You’re a Christian, Right?’

(The Blaze) – During a tense interview on Tuesday morning, CNN’s Chris Cuomo pressed a conservative guest on Indiana’s “religious liberty” bill that has sparked a nationwide controversy. At one point, Cuomo even presented a bizarre hypothetical question based on his guest’s Christian faith. Cuomo quickly went after Ryan McCann, policy director of the Indiana …

March 31, 2015, 7:44 pm ·

Subpoenas Fly After Obama Administration Blocks Secret Service Agents From Meeting With Congress

(The Blaze) – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) announced Tuesday that he has issued subpoenas to interview two Secret Service agents, after the Obama administration refused to let them meet with congressional investigators. At a hearing last week, Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy said he would allow the agents to …

March 31, 2015, 7:40 pm ·

VA’s Bizarre Exam of Amputee Veteran

(The Blaze) – Chad Fleming, a veteran who served in the 75th Ranger Regiment, says the VA took an X-ray of his artificial leg to prove he was actually an amputee. Though they could have referenced his extensive medical history or just used their eyes, he said, they wasted precious resources taking an X-ray of …

March 31, 2015, 7:38 pm ·

Obama-Appointed Judge: Obamacare Allows Transgenders to Sue for Discrimination

(CNS News) – U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson, an Obama appointee on the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, ruledearlier this month that the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, allows transgender people to sue if they feel they have been discriminated against by a health care provider. “Section 1557 prohibits discrimination on the …

March 31, 2015, 7:35 pm ·

Obama Spamming Inboxes With Meet-and-Greet Invitation Emails

(Newsmax) – President Obama is using his bully pulpit to ask one question over and over lately: Are you ready to meet me? A slew of e-mails from Organizing for Action, the nonprofit group that grew out of the Obama campaign, have been clogging inboxes in recent weeks, part of a relentless campaign to rake in as much …

March 31, 2015, 7:34 pm ·

Sen. Cotton: Socialist France Tougher on Iran Than Obama

(Newsmax) – The socialist government of France is taking a tougher stance against Iran in the nuclear talks under way in Switzerland than is the United States, Sen. Tom Cotton told Fox News Channel. “I, like most other Americans, would be happy to see a negotiated deal that blocks Iran’s path to a nuclear weapon …

March 31, 2015, 7:23 pm ·

University Requires Students to Apply for “Free Speech Permits”

Content of student hand-outs must also be reviewed and approved by school officials (Infowars) – California Polytechnic State University-Pomona is now requiring students who engage in free speech activities on campus to apply for a permit issued weekdays between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The public university recently required student Nicolas Tomas, who was handing …

March 31, 2015, 7:09 pm ·
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Martial Law: Texas Labeled ‘Hostile’ Yet Again by Army

Army National Guard invades Texas airport held by “hostiles” (Infowars) – Soldiers with the National Guard’s 143rd Airborne invaded the North Texas Regional Airport which was held by “hostiles” as part of an “assault landing exercise.” The airport takeover falls in line with the scenario outlined in the U.S. Army’s upcoming Operation Jade Helm 15. …

March 31, 2015, 6:59 pm ·

Apple CEO Slams Religious Freedom Law After Doing Deals with Countries that Execute Gays

Tim Cook’s rampant hypocrisy laid bare (Infowars) – Apple CEO Tim Cook slammed Indiana’s religious freedom law after critics claimed it would lead to discrimination against members of the LGBT community, but such concerns didn’t stop him from doing deals to sell iPhones in Islamic countries that execute gays. Indiana Governor Mike Pence has vowed to “fix” …

March 31, 2015, 6:56 pm ·