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Obama Said to Seek 7% Budget Boost, Setting Up Fight With Congress

The new money would mean as much as $34 billion each for the national security and domestic sides of what will be a budget of almost $4 trillion. (Bloomberg) – President Barack Obama will ask Congress for as much as $68 billion more than current budget limits in fiscal 2016, according to two people familiar …

January 15, 2015, 6:30 pm ·
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AZ Becomes 1st State Requiring Students to Pass Civics Citizenship Test

(AZ Family) – Arizona on Thursday became the first state in the nation to pass a law requiring high school students to pass a civics exam before graduation. The swift action by the Arizona Legislature comes as states around the country take up similar measures. The proposal requires high school students to correctly answer 60 …

January 15, 2015, 6:24 pm ·
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Senate GOP Leaders May Abandon House Effort to Defund Amnesty

GOP leader gives conservatives what they want, though the spending measure is unlikely to pass the Senate. (National Journal) – After hearing a week’s worth of complaints from his conservative members, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that the Senate will attempt to approve a House-passed bill that guts President Obama’s executive actions on …

January 15, 2015, 6:22 pm ·
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Obama: ‘I’m Going to Play Offense’

The president said he’s prepared to veto hostile legislation, including an Iran sanctions package. (Politico) – President Barack Obama made clear Thursday in a closed-door session with Senate Democrats that he’s prepared to veto hostile legislation from the GOP-controlled Congress, including an Iran sanctions package on the front-burner of Capitol Hill. According to several sources …

January 15, 2015, 6:19 pm ·
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Rush Limbaugh’s Several Reasons Why Today Is ‘Not a Good Day for the Left’

(The Blaze) – Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh told his audience on Thursday that “it is not a good day for the left” for several reasons, including this year’s Oscar snubs and continuously eroding support for President Barack Obama. “The Drive-By Media and several elements of the pop culture left are not happy out there …

January 15, 2015, 6:16 pm ·
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Islamists Target Swedish Jews After Paris Attacks

‘Where are we going to go? Hatred has no borders’ (The Local) – Stockholm’s Jewish Community has received the bulk of the threats and has beefed up security at its premises across the capital in response. “We have received emails and letters from Islamists containing threats. The police and security services have raised the threat …

January 15, 2015, 6:13 pm ·
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District to Stop Interrogating Christian Homeschoolers

‘It sounds to me like some sort of modern-day religious inquisition’ (Fox News) – A Virginia school district has decided to scrap a policy that allowed it to interrogate Christian homeschool teenagers and their parents about their religious beliefs. Last November Douglas Pruiett and his wife received a letter from Goochland County Public Schools about updated …

January 15, 2015, 6:11 pm ·
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Sharpton Targets Hollywood for All-White Oscar Nominations

‘I have called an emergency meeting to discuss possible action around the Academy Awards’ (Business Insider) – The Rev. Al Sharpton was left fuming mad after the Oscars revealed its all-white list of nominees for this year’s Oscar awards on Thursday. “The movie industry is like the Rocky Mountains, the higher you get, the whiter it gets,” …

January 15, 2015, 6:05 pm ·
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Obamacare Questions on Tax Return? Don’t Call IRS

‘Some will make potentially costly mistakes, others will incur higher compliance costs’ (AP) – Filing a federal tax return is about to get more complicated for millions of families because of President Barack Obama’s health law. But they shouldn’t expect much help from the Internal Revenue Service. Got a question for the IRS? Good luck …

January 15, 2015, 3:26 pm ·
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Mayor Wants S. Florida City to Get Country’s First ‘Barack Obama Highway’

(Biz Pac Review) – The mayor of a South Florida city wants to name one of his city’s main streets after Barack Obama. And the best part is, it’s not even his street to name. According to Gossip Extra, Riviera Beach Mayor Thomas Masters wants to change the name of Old Dixie Highway, which under various names runs north-to-south along …

January 15, 2015, 2:51 pm ·
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Carson Making Major Presidential Announcement Very Soon

(Daily Caller) – Neurosurgeon Ben Carson is expected to announce soon that he is forming an exploratory committee to run for the White House as a Republican in 2016, The Daily Caller has learned. Terry Giles, a longtime friend and adviser of Carson’s who would serve as chairman of the presidential campaign, told TheDC on …

January 15, 2015, 2:48 pm ·
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Jindal: ‘Let’s Be Honest Here, Islam Has A Problem’

(Daily Caller) – As Islamic terrorists launch attacks across the globe, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal plans to call on Muslim leaders to publicly condemn these “acts of barbarism,” declaring: “Let’s be honest here, Islam has a problem.” “If Islam does not support what is happening in the name of Islam, then they need to stand …

January 15, 2015, 2:46 pm ·
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Obama Eases Cuba Travel Restrictions–Allows Cigar Imports

(CNS News) – Swiftly expanding trade ties with Cuba, the Obama administration opened the door to easier travel and a wide range of new export opportunities with the communist island starting Friday, punching the biggest hole to date in America’s half-century-old embargo. Less than a month after the Cold War foes agreed to end their …

January 15, 2015, 2:44 pm ·
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Immigration Officials Lash Out Over Obama’s Executive Amnesty

(Breitbart) – Shortly after President Obama announced his executive amnesty, a number of immigration officials emailed a congressional office expressing frustration and discontent at the administration’s actions. That congressional office this week exclusively provided the angry emails from five immigration officials and one Justice Department official to Breitbart News on condition of anonymity. “So if you …

January 15, 2015, 2:43 pm ·
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Army Opens Grueling Ranger Job to Women

(Fox News) – The Army will allow as many as 60 women to participate in the next Ranger course, allowing women for the first time to compete in the grueling two-month combat school. It is considered one of the first steps into the military special operations field. Army Secretary John McHugh approved the change that …

January 15, 2015, 2:42 pm ·
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59 Percent in Poll Say America Is on the Wrong Track

(Newsmax) – As President Obama gives his State of the Union address Tuesday, he will be speaking to an electorate which generally is not satisfied with the direction of the country and wants Congress to stop partisan squabbling, pass an annual budget bill, cut college costs and protect Medicare. In short, a new Crossroads GPS …

January 15, 2015, 2:39 pm ·
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Tea Party’s Joni Ernst to Deliver GOP Response to Obama’s State of the Union Address

(Newsmax) – Republican officials have tapped newly elected Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst to deliver the party’s formal response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday. Ernst was elected to her seat in November, capturing it after years of Democratic control. She is also the first woman to represent her state in …

January 15, 2015, 2:37 pm ·
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Rick Perry: Think Nationalized Medicine Works? Look at the VA

(Newsmax) – Anyone questioning the efficacy of nationalized medicine need look no further than the Veterans Administration to realize it doesn’t work, according to Texas Gov. Rick Perry. “When you talk about healthcare and the delivery of healthcare and a Washington centric healthcare, you want to know whether or not nationalized healthcare works, go ask a veteran …

January 15, 2015, 2:36 pm ·
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NY State Senators Look to Introduce ‘Death With Dignity’ Legislation This Month

(NY Observer) – After a terminally ill woman made headlines when she moved to Oregon so she could end her life under a doctor’s care, two State Senators are hoping to bring a similar law to New York. “There are only five states in the country that allow for people to make end of life …

January 15, 2015, 2:33 pm ·