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FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai: Net Neutrality is a “Solution That Won’t Work to a Problem That Doesn’t Exist”

(Reason) – Net Neutrality is “a solution that won’t work to a problem that doesn’t exist,” says Ajit Pai, a commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Pai is an oustpoken opponent of expanding government control of the internet, including FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s plan to regulate Internet Service Providers (ISPs) under the same Title II …

February 25, 2015, 10:19 am ·

Father Of Black Teenager Murdered By Illegal Alien Asks ‘Do Black Lives Really Matter?’

(Daily Caller) - The father of a black teenager murdered by an illegal immigrant asked “do black lives really matter?” in a House hearing to review the Department of Homeland Security’s policies towards “non-citizens unlawfully present in the United States.” That father, Jamiel Shaw, and Michael Ronnebeck, the uncle of another man murdered earlier this month by …

February 25, 2015, 10:12 am ·

George W. Bush Was Asked What He Misses Most About Being President. This Was His Reply.

(The Blaze) – Former President George W. Bush said late last week that he is often asked what he misses about being president. “People say, ‘Do you miss much?’” Bush recounted at a military conference last Wednesday. First, the 43rd president used the question to crack a couple jokes. “I miss … the Air Force …

February 25, 2015, 10:08 am ·

Here’s the Big Error Made by Several Media Outlets

(The Blaze) – Several news outlets including Agence France-Presse, Al Jazeera, Vice and the Daily Mail reported earlier this week that Israel had intentionally flooded Gaza by opening dams in southern Israel. The problem: there are no dams in southern Israel that can be opened or closed. The erroneous reporting was based on claims by …

February 25, 2015, 10:06 am ·
Trey Gowdy

Gowdy Goes off Again — and Here’s the Vid

(The Blaze) – Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) on Wednesday warned Democrats and others that their support for President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration will only undermine the rule of law, potentially in ways they’ll regret years from now. “You may benefit from the president’s failure to enforce the law today,” Gowdy said at a …

February 25, 2015, 10:01 am ·
Bowe Bergdahl

Army Secretary: Bergdahl Decision Coming Soon

Desertion charge could prove embarrassing for White House (The Hill) – Army Secretary John McHugh said Wednesday that a decision on whether former prisoner of war Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl deserted his post in Afghanistan would be coming in the “near future.” “I would think that we could reasonably expect to see something in the …

February 25, 2015, 9:54 am ·

Man Convicted in Death of ‘American Sniper’

‘I took care of business, and then I got in the truck and left’ (AP) – Jurors who rejected an insanity defense and convicted a former Marine in the deaths of famed “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle and his friend said Wednesday the man’s past behavior undermined his argument that he couldn’t tell right from …

February 25, 2015, 9:51 am ·

Calling For Cooperation, Obama Engages In Confrontation

(Yahoo/AP) - Amid appeals for bipartisanship, President Barack Obama in just three days has provoked Republicans on issues as disparate as immigration, Wall Street and the Keystone XL pipeline — a combative mix of defense and offense that underscores Washington’s political realignment. Sensing a Republican retreat, Obama was headlining a Miami town hall on Wednesday, enlisting …

February 25, 2015, 9:48 am ·

Pope Laments ‘Mexicanization’ of Homeland

Mexico irked by choice of word in private email (CNN) – The choice of a word by Pope Francis has drawn ire from Mexico’s government. And on Wednesday, the Vatican told Mexico that the Pontiff meant no offense. In a private email to a friend, Francis had lamented increased drug trafficking in his native Argentina, …

February 25, 2015, 9:48 am ·
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Obama Defies Judge, Forges Ahead with Amnesty

GOP: President’s plan is ‘not authorized’ (Washington Times) – The Obama administration moved Tuesday to carry out portions of President Obama’s executive action on immigration even as a federal judge has halted the president’s temporary deportation amnesty. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced it is extending eligibility to dependent spouses of H1-B visa holders …

February 25, 2015, 9:38 am ·

Obama Creates New Cybersecurity Agency

(The Hill) - President Obama on Wednesday authorized the creation of a new government agency for cybersecurity. The Cyber Threat intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC) is intended to combine cybersecurity data from across the intelligence community to give the government a more holistic picture of various cyber threats. The new division will not collect new intelligence, but …

February 25, 2015, 9:25 am ·

Cause Of Action Presses IRS On Taxpayer Data Shared With White House

(Washington Examiner) - A government watchdog group fired another shot in its legal battle to obtain records of the unauthorized disclosure of taxpayer information to White House officials when it filed a motion late Tuesday against the IRS inspector general. Cause of Action, a nonprofit oversight group, pressed the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration on …

February 25, 2015, 9:20 am ·
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House GOP Targets Vulnerable Dems With Keystone Robo-Calls

(The Hill) - The National Republican Congressional Committee is launching robo-calls hitting swing-district House Democrats over President Obama’s veto of legislation authorizing construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. According to details first shared with The Hill, the NRCC will push robo-calls against Reps. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Ariz.), Gwen Graham (D-Fla.), Patrick Murphy (D-Fla.), Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) …

February 25, 2015, 9:14 am ·

Obama Threatens To Veto GOP Education Reform Bill

(Washington Examiner) - President Obama would veto the House Republican plan to overhaul the controversial No Child Left Behind law, his administration said Wednesday. The GOP plan, known as the Student Success Act, “represents a significant step backwards in the efforts to help all of the nation’s children and their families prepare for their futures,” said …

February 25, 2015, 9:10 am ·
Tea Party Rally Protest Boehner

Will Boehner Risk The Tea Party’s Wrath?

(The Hill) - Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is back in a familiar spot: between a rock and a hard place. The Senate appears poised to send the House a “clean” bill funding the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), free of any measures attacking President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. But it’s not clear the plan could …

February 25, 2015, 9:05 am ·
Joe Biden

Biden Calls For ‘Emancipation’ of People’s Wealth

(Washington Examiner) - Vice President Joe Biden used a Black History Month event at his official residence Monday night to decry the rich, both white and black, for stunting economic growth and suggested that “emancipation” is in order. “A lot of wealthy white and black people aren’t bad but they control 1 percent of the economy …

February 25, 2015, 9:01 am ·
Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton Blames ‘Different Media’ For Dividing Country

(Breitbart) - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton complained that “different media” are dividing the country, making it impossible for people to even have a conversation with each other. Clinton made her remarks yesterday in an interview with Re/Code’s Kara Swisher. She criticized America’s “partisan bunkers” for getting in the way of confronting tough issues like …

February 25, 2015, 8:56 am ·
FCC Chairman Wheeler

FCC Chair Refuses To Testify Before Congress

Net neutrality rules clear hurdle as GOP concedes to Obama (National Review) - Two prominent House committee chairs are “deeply disappointed” in Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler for refusing to testify before Congress as “the future of the Internet is at stake.” Wheeler’s refusal to go before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday comes on …

February 25, 2015, 8:39 am ·
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Iran Attacks Replica Of US Ship In Military Drill

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard launches a large-scale naval and air defence drill near a strategic Gulf waterway, during which a replica of a US aircraft carrier is used as a target (The Telegraph) - Iran’s armed forces launched a speedboat attack on a giant model of a US aircraft carrier on Wednesday as the Revolutionary Guard staged …

February 25, 2015, 8:33 am ·