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Gun-Free Zone: Four Dead, 37 Wounded in Chicago Weekend Shootings

Less guns equals more crime. (DNA Info) – A 24-year-old man shot in West Pullman Sunday night was at least the 37th person shot in a violent three-day stretch in Chicago. Four people were killed on the first weekend of the year to feature a stretch of warm weather, and the violence began as the …

April 14, 2014, 9:14 am ·

Rand Paul, Ted Cruz test presidential waters in NH

(Reuters) – Conservative Republican Senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz tested the 2016 presidential waters at an event on Saturday in the influential state of New Hampshire at which potential opponents from the more moderate wing of the party did not appear. The “Freedom Summit” rally was the latest in a series of stops for …

April 14, 2014, 9:10 am ·

Food Stamp Recipients Outnumber Women Who Work Full-Time

(CNS News) – People participating in the food stamp program outnumbered the women who worked full-time, year-round in the United States in 2012, according to data from the Department of Agriculture and the Census Bureau. In the average month of 2012, according to the Department of Agriculture, there were 46,609,000 people participating in the food stamp …

April 14, 2014, 9:04 am ·

Obama has Proposed 442 Tax Hikes Since Taking Office

(Americans for Tax Reform) – Since taking office in 2009, President Barack Obama has formally proposed a total of 442 tax increases, according to an Americans for Tax Reform analysis of Obama administration budgets for fiscal years 2010 through 2015. The 442 total proposed tax increases does not include the 20 tax increases Obama signed into law …

April 14, 2014, 8:59 am ·

GOP Reps press DHS on releasing thousands of criminal illegal aliens

Including 59 murders, 21 attempted murders and 542 sex crimes (Daily Caller) - Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee are pushing the Department of Homeland Security for more information about the thousands of criminal aliens that the agency has captured and released back into the United States. The members’ request come on the heels of a report, …

April 13, 2014, 12:24 pm ·

Dem ‘couldn’t be happier’ defending Obamacare, can’t remember what he likes about it

(Daily Caller) – Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse welcomed a fight with congressional Republicans over the merits of Obamacare — and then immediately forgot some of those merits himself. Whitehouse appeared on “Fox News Sunday” alongside South Carolina Republican Senator Tim Scott, with the two discussing their party’s plans for the upcoming nomination hearing …

April 13, 2014, 12:21 pm ·

Record-High 60% of Californians Say They Pay Too Much Tax

(Breitbart) – Ahead of the April 15 tax deadline, a record-high 60% of Californians say that they pay “much more” or “somewhat more” in taxes than they should, according to a recent survey by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) (and noted by John Seiler of and Stephen Frank However, as PPIC Mark Baldassare notes at Fox&Hounds, Californians …

April 13, 2014, 12:04 pm ·

Nevada Militia To Feds: ‘Control Our Borders, Not Our Ranchers’

(CBS News) The rural Nevada showdown between federal government officials and militia members protecting rancher Cliven Bundy has evolved into a battle of government “tyranny,” with many newly arriving militiamen rolling in to draw a line in the dirt about 70 miles northeast of Las Vegas. Many with camouflage clothing and burly beards, the militiamen …

April 13, 2014, 11:56 am ·

Homeland Security app: ‘See something, send something’

(Dispatch) – Ohio Homeland Security officials are asking smartphone users to “see something, send something” with the release of an app to forward reports and photos of suspicious activity. The “A Safer Ohio” app for both Apple and Android devices is being released shortly before the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings on April …

April 13, 2014, 11:53 am ·

Gun Control Bills On The Move In California

(Breitbart) – Assembly Bill 2305 passed out of committee in California last week and “directly conflicts with the constitutional protections for carrying a firearm for self-defense as recently confirmed by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals,” according to the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action. According to a warning by NRA-ILA, AB 2305 “would …

April 13, 2014, 11:45 am ·

Can government seize your tax refund to pay relative’s debt?

(CBS News) – Two months ago, Mary Grice, a career employee at the Food and Drug Administration, was notified the U.S. Treasury had confiscated her state and federal tax refunds totaling $4,500. The government had taken the money before she knew there was a problem. “To be honest, I was ticked off,” Grice said. “I’m …

April 13, 2014, 3:42 am ·

Feds to Ban Junk Food in Schools

(Weekly Standard) – The government is putting its (big) foot down.  No more junk food in schools.  As Danica Lo of Epicurious writes: New rules for school food kick in this July — and for kids going back to school in the fall, it’s sad sad news (okay, not really sad, but healthy healthy news). According to new regulations …

April 13, 2014, 3:39 am ·

MAG: Obama Begins to Say Good-Bye

(National Journal) – Because you can find anything on the Web, you can easily search and pull up a running clock that tells you just how long, to the second, Barack Obama has been president. It moves in real time. It only feels like it’s speeding up. Constrained by crises over which he has little power to impact events, …

April 13, 2014, 3:35 am ·

Tea Party candidate calls for ‘more fight’ in GOP

Takes on Republican congressman to ‘reduce government dependency’ (Watchdog) – State Sen. Glenn Grothman wants to take his fight against “government dependency” to Washington. The West Bend Republican on Thursday announced he will challenge long-time U.S. Rep. Tom Petri for the 6th Congressional District seat Petri has held for 35 years. Speculation has grown in recent weeks that Grothman, among …

April 13, 2014, 3:33 am ·

Federal Gov’t to Spend $3M to Fight Climate Change – in the Pacific Islands

(CNS News) – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced it plans to award a $3 million grant to fight climate change in the Pacific Islands. “Many Pacific Islands countries depend on tourism, fisheries, and agriculture as their main sources of income, foreign exchange, and economic livelihood,” the grant solicitation said. “Climate change impacts …

April 13, 2014, 3:13 am ·

Texas Lawmaker on Amnesty: ‘Republicans Will Never Win a Presidential Election Again’

(CNS News) – Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) said Thursday that giving the estimated 12 million illegal aliens in the United States a path to citizenship will result in an increase in Democrat voters and will spell doom for the Republican Party’s presidential aspirations. “[Illegal aliens are] not going to come out of Mexico and became …

April 13, 2014, 3:09 am ·

Rand Paul: Ryan’s 10-Year-Budget Plan Fudges Numbers

(News Max) – Sen. Rand Paul says he won’t vote for Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget plan that passed with a divided vote in the House earlier this week, as it includes “a little bit of fudging on the numbers” to reach a balanced budget within the next decade. “He repeals Obamacare but still assumes Obamacare …

April 13, 2014, 2:48 am ·

Federal agency vows to continue legal action after ending Nevada ranch standoff

(Fox news) – “After 20 years and multiple court orders to remove the trespass cattle, [rancher Cliven] Bundy owes the American taxpayers in excess of $1 million. The BLM will continue to work to resolve the matter administratively and judicially,” a statement from the bureau said. “We ask that all parties in the area remain …

April 13, 2014, 2:44 am ·

Palin on Sebelius replacement: ‘You can’t make this stuff up’

(Breitbart) – Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin blasted President Barack Obama for nominating as his new Health and Human Services Secretary the same woman who ordered the shutdown of the war memorials during the so-called government shutdown last year. After accepting Kathleen Sebelius’ resignation Friday, Obama nominated Sylvia Burwell, the former Office of Management and Budget director. This is …

April 13, 2014, 2:39 am ·

Ted Cruz blasts notion Sebelius resigned because Obamacare succeeded

(Breitbart) – Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said that, if the mainstream media and Democrats are correct that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigned because Obamacare succeeded, then every other Democrat should follow her out of the Obama administration. Speaking at the New Hampshire Freedom Summit, which was organized by Americans for Prosperity and …

April 13, 2014, 2:34 am ·