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Severe Spike in Sex Offenders Sneaking into USA

Feds report criminals going to great lengths to avoid capture (KRGV) – The Border Patrol is reporting a severe spike in sex offenders sneaking into the U.S. According to the feds, illegal immigrant sex offenders have been caught in every corner of the Rio Grande Valley. Border Patrol agents are running into more sex offenders …

March 14, 2015, 9:34 am ·
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Jeb Bush Slumping in Polls

New survey shows Walker, Rubio gaining in strength (WSJ) – The last few months have raised some questions for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bushwhen it comes to Republican primary voters. Back in December, GOP voters put Mr. Bush at the top of the pack when asked whom they could support for president in 2016, with 63% saying they …

March 14, 2015, 9:32 am ·

Tehran Instructs U.S. to Bypass Congress

Iranian foreign minister says world body should approve nuclear agreement (Free Beacon) – The Iranian government is urging the United States to go straight to the United Nations to finalize any agreement reached in the coming weeks regarding Tehran’s contested nuclear program without seeking congressional approval. Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister and top negotiator, suggested in …

March 14, 2015, 9:29 am ·
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Team McConnell Struggles To Defend Decision To Bring Loretta Lynch Up For A Vote

(Breitbart) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell doesn’t have to bring U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch, President Barack Obama’s nominee to serve as the next Attorney General of the United States, up on the Senate floor for a vote next week—or ever—if he doesn’t want her confirmed. But he’s doing it anyway, even though just four Senate …

March 14, 2015, 7:48 am ·

It’s Back: Dems To Push Bullet Ban

(Washington Examiner) -Clearly upset that the Obama administration gave in too fast on a plan to target the popular AR-15 gun, top Democrats are planning to revive it. Rep. Steve Israel of New York Friday said in a release that he will push the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to “reevaluate” it’s decision …

March 14, 2015, 7:40 am ·

Judge Orders State Dept. To Release Hillary Travel Records To Citizens United

(Breitbart) - In a huge victory for Citizens United, a federal judge ruled on Friday that the State Department must turn over to the group “manifests from 47 overseas trips” that Hillary Clinton made while she was secretary of state. As the New York Times noted, Judge Gladys Kessler of the United States District Court for the …

March 14, 2015, 7:36 am ·

Now House Writes Letter To Obama On Iran

(Washington Examiner) - A bipartisan majority of House lawmakers have written a letter to President Obama backing up the letter 47 GOP senators controversially addressed to Iran on Monday with dire warnings about the impending nuke deal. Some 250 members had signed the House letter by Friday afternoon, a clear majority of the chamber. Its authors, …

March 14, 2015, 7:28 am ·
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Graham: ‘We’ve Got 66 Now’ To Override Obama Veto On Iran Deal Approval

(PJ Media) - Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said last night that the upper chamber does have the votes already to override a presidential veto on the Corker-Menendez bill to require congressional review of any deal with Iran. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) introduced the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review …

March 14, 2015, 7:11 am ·

ACLU: University Of Oklahoma Cannot Expel Fraternity For ‘Reprehensible’ Speech

(Washington Times) - The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma has determined the University of Oklahoma cannot expel the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity simply for “vile and reprehensible speech.” The organization issued a statement Thursday explaining that as a state-run institution of higher education, OU has a duty to respect the free speech principles “that are …

March 14, 2015, 7:08 am ·

Lew To Congress: Debt Limit Is Not A ‘Bargaining Chip’

(The Hill) - Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told lawmakers Friday the nation’s debt limit should not be used as a “bargaining chip,” as his department took further steps to free up funds under the borrowing cap. In a letter to congressional leaders, Lew again made the case for a prompt hike to the nation’s borrowing cap, …

March 14, 2015, 7:01 am ·
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Mark Cuban: Forgiving Student Loans Is ‘Bailout’ For Universities

(EAG News) - Dallas Mavericks owner and billionaire investor Mark Cuban is waving red flags at higher education, and he’s arguing against the idea to forgive student debt amid the current “student-loan bubble.” “Forgiving the debt is the worst thing you can do, because all it does is bail out the universities,” Cuban recently told Business …

March 14, 2015, 6:53 am ·

A Classic Case Of Federal Overreach: Feds Forced To Return Eagle Feathers

(Daily Caller) - After nine years of litigation, the federal government has returned 42 sacred eagle feathers it wrongly seized from an American Indian tribe. In 2006, undercover federal agents broke up a Lipan Apache powwow and seized the feathers, threatening to arrest the tribe’s spiritual leader, Robert Soto, if he got in their way. He …

March 14, 2015, 6:45 am ·
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Al Gore: Climate Deniers Need To Pay A Price

(Chicago Tribune) - Former Vice President Al Gore on Friday called on SXSW attendees to punish climate-change deniers, saying politicians should pay a price for rejecting “accepted science.” Gore said smart investors are moving away from companies tied to fossil fuels and toward companies investing in alternative energy. “We need to put a price on carbon …

March 14, 2015, 6:30 am ·
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Surprise: U.S. Economic Data Have Been The World’s Most Disappointing

(Bloomberg) - It’s not only the just-released University of Michigan consumer confidence report and February retail sales on Thursday that surprised economists and investors with another dose of underwhelming news. Overall, U.S. economic data have been falling short of prognosticators’ expectations by the most in six years. The Bloomberg ECO U.S. Surprise Index, which measures whether data beat or miss forecasts, …

March 14, 2015, 6:23 am ·

GOP Looks At Medicaid And Food Stamps For Overhaul

(Yahoo/Fiscal Times) - Senate Republicans are preparing to reprise their long-standing efforts to achieve major savings in Medicaid and federal food stamps by turning the programs over to the states in the form of block grants. Under that approach, the federal government would pay the states a lump sum instead of a portion of the programs cost. …

March 14, 2015, 6:17 am ·
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‘Utterly Appalled’: Nearly 200,000 Colorado Health Plans To Be Canceled Despite Obamacare Extension

(PJ Media) - Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner (R) said he’s “utterly appalled” by the Colorado Division of Insurance decision to cancel 190,000 health plans that don’t comply with Obamacare regulations — even though they have the authority to continue the old plans for another year under grandfathering rules announced last year. Colorado insurance commissioner Marguerite Salazar …

March 14, 2015, 6:07 am ·

Scott Walker: ‘Next Up’ Hasn’t Worked So Well For The Republican Party

(Washington Times) - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he’s not going to speak ill of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, but that voters could say Republicans need a name from the “future” if they’re going to defeat former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2016. “We had Bob Dole, John McCain, Mitt Romney. If it’s …

March 14, 2015, 6:02 am ·
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Beck: NRA to Investigate Tax-Hike Fighter

Talk show host ratchets up dispute over board member (The Hill) - A post on a National Rifle Association website Friday indicated it is opening an ethics investigation into whether prominent conservative activist and NRA board member Grover Norquist holds sympathies for the Muslim Brotherhood after accusations from conservative commentator Glenn Beck. Beck said in a …

March 14, 2015, 5:58 am ·
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Bush Tells New Hampshire He Won’t Change Views To Win Votes

(AP) - Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush told skeptical voters Friday that he would not soften his views on immigration or education to win their backing. On his opening foray into New Hampshire for his likely campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, Bush challenged voters here to spend time learning about the issues and avoid shrill …

March 14, 2015, 5:49 am ·