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Congress Averts DHS Shutdown With One-Week Infusion Of Funds

(Washington Times) - Agreeing on little else, Democrats and Republicans managed to come together late Friday to pass a short-term bill to keep the Homeland Security Department running one more week — though they made little headway on solving the underlying fight over President Obama’s deportation amnesty. The funding bill will keep agents on the border, …

February 28, 2015, 4:39 am ·
Peter King

GOP Rep. Goes Off on Conservatives: ‘I’ve Had It With This Self-Righteous, Delusional Wing of the Party’

(The Blaze) – Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) blasted the conservative wing of his own party on Friday, calling them “delusional” amid the internal battle over a contentious bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security. Some conservatives want to ensure funding for President Barack Obama’s immigration action is stripped from the final bill, while other …

February 27, 2015, 8:50 pm ·

‘Muslim Day’ at Oklahoma State Capital

A group of supporters formed a makeshift greeting line to escort Muslims into the Oklahoma state Capitol for Friday’s first-ever Muslim Day as a smaller group of protesters gathered outside. (One News Now) – The event was hosted by the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations as a means to foster civic engagement …

February 27, 2015, 6:23 pm ·
Sheriff David Clarke

Sheriff David Clarke Slams PC Crime Alerts: Yes, a Criminal’s Race Matters

(Biz Pac Review) – The University of Minnesota succumbed to student protests that “vague” racial descriptions of suspected criminals be omitted from campus safety alerts. “Political correctness that’s all this is,” Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke told Elisabeth Hasselbeck on “Fox & Friends.” “This is a horrible decision,” he said. The students at U of M had protested “generic” …

February 27, 2015, 6:20 pm ·

Rev. Graham: ‘Washington Has Been Infiltrated by Muslims Who Are Advising the White House’

(CNS News) – While commenting on whether Western countries can unite to defeat Islamic radicals, Rev. Franklin Graham said one of the major problems is that Western governments have “been infiltrated by Muslims,” and in the United States in particular Muslims “are advising the White House.” They “are part of the problem,” said Rev. Graham. …

February 27, 2015, 6:16 pm ·
Rick Santorum

Santorum: 10,000 Ground Troops Needed to Fight ISIS

(Newmsax) – Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum called for a ground force of 10,000 troops to fight the growth of the extremist group that calls itself the Islamic State. The potential Republican presidential contender tells the annual CPAC convention in Maryland Friday that the U.S. needs to “crush the group.” SPECIAL: Do you want Obama impeached? …

February 27, 2015, 6:14 pm ·

Video: Former NSA Head Heckled After Labeling Himself ‘Unrelenting Libertarian’

Hayden attempts to sway conservatives during CPAC speech (Infowars) – Former National Security Agency Director Michael Hayden was heckled by attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference Friday after referring to himself as an “unrelenting libertarian.” Hayden’s statement came shortly after a speech by Fox News Senior Judicial Analyst Judge Andrew Naptolitano in which he …

February 27, 2015, 6:12 pm ·

CPAC Wrap Up: Six Observations from Day Two

(Breitbart) – Here at CPAC, we’ve made it through the first two days with some great speeches and debates. Probably one of the things I love most about the new format of the conference is the question and answer format at the end of the event. The third and final day of the conference will take …

February 27, 2015, 6:09 pm ·
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Sessions Vs. Jeb: Battle For The Soul Of The GOP

(Breitbart) – In a surprise speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) unloaded on former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush—systematically dismantling Bush’s push for amnesty and a massive increase in guest workers from around the world. “Right now, there are two conferences—one of them in public where candidates are out there …

February 27, 2015, 6:07 pm ·
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DOJ Ramps up Scrutiny of Candidates and Independent Groups

(Washington Post) – The Justice Department is stepping up scrutiny of the increasingly cozy ties between candidates and their outside allies, a move that could jolt the freewheeling campaign-finance atmosphere ahead of the 2016 elections. A rare conviction of a Virginia campaign operative this month is part of a broader focus on cases in which candidates may …

February 27, 2015, 6:04 pm ·

NSA Spying Wins Another Rubber Stamp

(National Journal) – A federal court has again renewed an order allowing the National Security Agency to continue its bulk collection of Americans’ phone records, a decision that comes more than a year after President Obama pledged to end the controversial program. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court approved this week a government request to keep …

February 27, 2015, 6:02 pm ·
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Chicago Nears Fiscal Free Fall with Latest Downgrade

(Reuters) – Chicago drew closer to a fiscal free fall on Friday with a rating downgrade from Moody’s Investors Service that could trigger the immediate termination of four interest-rate swap agreements, costing the city about $58 million and raising the prospect of more broken swaps contracts. The downgrade to Baa2, just two steps above junk, …

February 27, 2015, 6:00 pm ·
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Louie Gohmert Unable to Control His Fury Over Obama’s Immigration Action During House Floor Speech

(The Blaze) – Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) on Friday teed off on President Barack Obama for seizing power from Congress and essentially writing his own immigration law, and said Obama did so by speaking a law into existence. “This president didn’t even have the gumption to write an executive order and sign it,” Gohmert said …

February 27, 2015, 5:58 pm ·

Senate Passes One-Week DHS Funding Bill; House Expected to Approve

(The Blaze) – The Senate late Friday passed a one-week funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security, and the House was expected to follow suit shortly to avoid a DHS shutdown that would otherwise happen at the end of the day. The Senate vote came about three hours after the House failed to pass …

February 27, 2015, 5:56 pm ·

Putin Political Opponent Gunned Down Near Kremlin

‘Several people’ got out of a car, shot and killed him (BBC) – An unidentified attacker in a car shot Mr Nemtsov four times in the back as he crossed a bridge in view of the Kremlin, police say. He died hours after appealing for support for a march on Sunday in Moscow against the …

February 27, 2015, 5:52 pm ·

Rebellion: House Conservatives Sink DHS-Funding Bill

‘I am not going to vote under any circumstances to fund illegal conduct’ (Fox News) – A stopgap bill to keep money flowing to the Homeland Security Department past a midnight deadline failed in the House late Friday, in a surprise turn of events that again raises the possibility of a partial agency shutdown. The …

February 27, 2015, 5:49 pm ·
Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Sheriff Joe Hauls ‘Defiant’ Obama Before Judge

President’s refusal to obey ‘another affront to the rule of law’ (Western Journalism) – An attorney for Sheriff Joe Arpaio made a filing with the federal judge who ordered the halting of President Obama’s executive amnesty, asking that a hearing be held on Obama’s refusal to comply with the court’s order. The attorney, Larry Klayman of Freedom …

February 27, 2015, 5:45 pm ·
Lois Lerner

Lois Lerner Email: ‘No One Will Ever Believe That Both Your Hard Drive and Mine Crashed Within a Week’

(The Blaze) - The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee announced on Thursday night that hundreds of former IRS official Lois Lerner’s previously “lost” backup tapes have been recovered, which could result in the recovery of a new trove of her emails. IRS Deputy Inspector General Timothy P. Camus told Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) on Thursday …

February 27, 2015, 4:11 pm ·
Rand Paul

Rand Paul Promises to Propose ‘The Largest Tax Cut in American History’ in CPAC Speech

(Breitbart) – Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) raised expectations among conservatives in a speech to CPAC on Friday when he promised he will soon unveil a blockbuster new economic proposal. “In the coming weeks, I will propose the largest tax cut in American history,” Paul said. “I propose we cut everyone’s taxes, from the richest to …

February 27, 2015, 2:06 pm ·