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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 ·
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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 ·
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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 ·
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Phil Robertson Accepts Andrew Breitbart Defender of the First Amendment Award

(Breitbart) – “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson electrified CPAC at the Gaylord Convention Center citing statistics from the Center for Disease Control that 110 million Americans now have a sexually transmitted illness. Robertson attended the conference to accept the Andrew Breitbart Defender of the First Amendment Award. After an uplifting and poignant introduction by Breitbart …

February 27, 2015, 2:05 pm ·
Net Neutrality

FCC Commissioner: ‘When You See this Document, Worse than You Imagine’

(The Guardian) – Republicans invoked Star Wars’s evil galactic emperor in their attacks on new broadband regulations on Friday, warning that the public and Silicon Valley were in for an unpleasant surprise. Quoting Emperor Palpatine, Republican Ajit Pai, a member of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), said: “Young fool … Only now, at the end, …

February 27, 2015, 2:03 pm ·
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Walkout: Jeb Bush Gets Snubbed at CPAC

(The Blaze) – The fight within the GOP was crystal clear: flag-waving Tea Partiers and “I Stand With Rand”-clad libertarians versus a sea of well-dressed establishment Republicans. Dozens of protesters staged a walkout when Jeb Bush took the stage at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference Friday afternoon, but it was something less than a …

February 27, 2015, 1:18 pm ·
Barbara Boxer

Michael Savage: Sen. Boxer ‘Should Retire, Open Bra Shop’

Exclusive: Kathy Shaidle recaps hottest discussions on the air (Michael Savage) – “Obama the anti-American just vetoed the Keystone XL pipeline,” Savage said to his listeners the day the president unilaterally cancelled the project. Savage reminded them that, “many in his own party – the unions and workers – understood that building this pipeline was …

February 27, 2015, 12:59 pm ·
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Ex-McCain Adviser: Walker a ‘Dumb A**’

GOP operative critical of governor’s comment on ISIS (Business Insider) – Mark Salter, who was a top adviser on the 2008 presidential campaign of Sen. John McCain (R), is not a fan of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R). On Thursday, Salter went on Facebook and posted an article criticizing a comment Walker made about the …

February 27, 2015, 12:55 pm ·
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Trump Dishes on Obama’s ‘Fake’ Birth Certificate

Billionaire dishes on Obama’s ‘fake’ birth certificate (Kansas City Star) – Donald Trump told the Conservative Political Action Conference that Jeb Bush can’t become president because of his stances on the Common Core curriculum standards and immigration, even as he assured the crowd he was getting closer to declaring a run. “He’s in favor of …

February 27, 2015, 12:51 pm ·
Steny Hoyer

Liberal ‘Hissy Fit’: Hot Mic Catches Ranking Dem Calling GOP Majority Leader a ‘Coward’

(Biz Pac Review) – House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer was caught on a hot mic late Thursday calling House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy a “coward.” Ignoring President Obama’s admonition to “make sure that we are talking to each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds,” the second- ranking House Democratic leader lashed out at McCarthy during a battle over …

February 27, 2015, 11:12 am ·
Brent Bozell

Bozell to CPAC: ‘Cultural Fascism Has Arrived in America’

(CNS News) – “Cultural fascism has arrived in America,” Media Research Center President Brent Bozell said Friday in a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference. “Tyranny is knocking at our door,” Bozell said. “Webster defines fascism as ‘a tendency toward or actual exercise of strong autocratic or dictatorial control,’” he said. “Cultural fascism has …

February 27, 2015, 11:02 am ·
John Boehner

House GOP’s Continuing Resolution On 3 Week DHS Funding In Deep Trouble

(The Hill) - House GOP plans to approve short-term funding for the Department of Homeland Security appeared to be in deep trouble at midday on  Friday. Less than 12 hours before the agency would shut down without new funding, it was clear Republicans were having trouble gaining support from their own members for the bill, which …

February 27, 2015, 10:53 am ·
Donald Trump

Donald Trump: Jeb ‘Weak on Immigration,’ Can’t Win

(Newsmax) – Donald Trump has been flirting with running for the White House for several election cycles, and said Friday that on a scale of 1-100, he’s between “75 and 80″ when it comes to putting his name on the ballot in 2016. “I love building, more than anything else, I love it,” Trump told …

February 27, 2015, 10:46 am ·
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7 Reasons Net Neutrality Is a Threat to Your Freedom

(Newsmax) – The FCC’s Democrat majority voted on Thursday to fix something that ain’t broken by approving new regulations for the Internet. Republicans are dissenting, darkly suggesting that the new rules in government hands are a threat. The commission’s chairman, Tom Wheeler, said the new rules will ensure net neutrality by barring Internet service providers …

February 27, 2015, 10:37 am ·