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John Boehner Blows Kisses to the Press, Won’t Budge on DHS

Funding for the department expires at midnight on Friday. (National Journal) – With less than two days to go before a Homeland Security Department shutdown, John Boehner isn’t blinking. “We passed a bill to fund the department six weeks ago. Six weeks ago!” the House speaker said during a press conference Thursday. “It’s time for the …

February 26, 2015, 10:17 am ·
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Loretta Lynch Just Cleared a Key Senate Hurdle to Becoming Obama’s Next Attorney General

(The Blaze) – President Barack Obama’s nomination to be the next attorney general was advanced Thursday by the Senate Judiciary Committee, setting up Loretta Lynch for a confirmation vote by the full Senate in the coming days. The committee approved Lynch in a 12-8 vote, after several weeks in which Republican opponents of the nomination …

February 26, 2015, 10:15 am ·
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It’s Official: Government Takes Over Internet

(The Blaze) – In what one Republican called a “monumental shift toward government control of the Internet,” the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday approved a proposal granting the federal government the authority to regulate Internet broadband providers under the same law as public utilities. The five commissioners voted 3-2 along party lines in favor of …

February 26, 2015, 10:06 am ·
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New Gun Bill Would Give AG More Power

(The Blaze) – More than two dozen Democrats in the House and Senate — and one Republican — want to give the U.S. attorney general the power to block the sale of guns and explosives to known terrorists, and also to anyone who is “appropriately suspected” of being a terrorist. The Denying Firearms and Explosives …

February 26, 2015, 10:03 am ·
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University Offers LGBTTQQFAGPBDSM Housing

‘For people of sexually or gender dissident communities’ (National review) – Weslyan University in Connecticut is now offering “LGBTTQQFAGPBDSM” housing, because apparently “LGBT” — or even “LGBTTQQ” — wouldn’t have been inclusive enough. For the culturally ignorant among us, “LGBTTQQFAGPBDSM” stands for “lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, queer, questioning, flexual, asexual, genderf**k, polyamorous, bondage/discipline, dominance/submission, sadism/masochism.” SPECIAL: Modern Day Patriots, this …

February 26, 2015, 10:00 am ·
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‘STOPRUSH’ Campaign Now Targeting Limbaugh’s Staff

Talker’s spokesman fending off legal tactics (Mediaequalizer) – Apparently not satisfied with their effort to intimidate Rush Limbaugh’s advertisers, the left’s StopRush crusade is now allegedly targeting his spokesman. In their view, simplyworking for the talk host is apparently a crime, with an online and legal harassment campaign as punishment. Even sharing a surname with an EIB employee …

February 26, 2015, 9:55 am ·
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Obama Goes for the Guns

(Washington Examiner) - It’s starting. As promised, President Obama is using executive actions to impose gun control on the nation, targeting the top-selling rifle in the country, the AR-15 style semi-automatic, with a ban on one of the most-used AR bullets by sportsmen and target shooters. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives this month …

February 26, 2015, 9:42 am ·
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John Boehner Blows Kisses To The Press, Won’t Budge On DHS

(National Journal) - With less than two days to go before a Homeland Security Department shutdown, John Boehner isn’t blinking. “We passed a bill to fund the department six weeks ago. Six weeks ago!” the House speaker said during a press conference Thursday. “It’s time for the Senate to act. How many times do I have …

February 26, 2015, 9:22 am ·
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Treasury Won’t Explain Decision To Make $3 Billion In Obamacare Payments

(Washington Examiner) - The U.S. Treasury Department has rebuffed a request by House Ways and Means Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R- Wis., to explain $3 billion in payments that were made to health insurers even though Congress never authorized the spending through annual appropriations. At issue are payments to insurers known as cost-sharing subsidies. These payments …

February 26, 2015, 9:14 am ·
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CPAC Attendees Plan To Walk Out On Jeb Bush

(Washington Times) - Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is not scheduled to appear here at CPAC until Friday, but there is already a movement underway to stage an informal protest when he hits the stage. William Temple, a member of the Golden Isle Tea Party, told The Washington Times that the party’s doesn’t need another Bush …

February 26, 2015, 9:01 am ·
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Reid Vows To Block DHS Funding Conference

(The Hill) - Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Thursday vowed to block any effort by House Republicans to amend a clean Department of Homeland Security funding bill. Standing next to House Democratic Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) in a rare joint press conference, Reid blasted any plan by House Republicans to force negotiations over homeland security …

February 26, 2015, 8:54 am ·
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Dad Hits Back After ‘False Arrest’ At School Meeting

Spoke out against daughter’s X-rated reading assignment (Laconia Daily Sun) - The man who objected to one of his 9th grade daughter’s reading assignments at a School Board meeting last year is suing the local police lieutenant who arrested him and removed him from the meeting. William Baer has filed a suit in the United States …

February 26, 2015, 8:51 am ·
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Muslim Congressman To Be Booted Off Key Committee?

U.S. intelligence ‘faces new Islamic threat’ (Center for Security Policy) - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi recently appointed Rep. André Carson (D-IN) to a coveted position on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. This panel is charged with oversight of the United States’ most sensitive national intelligence capabilities and operations. These include any directed at …

February 26, 2015, 8:34 am ·
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Fed Raid Texas Secessionist Meeting

‘We knew of nothing that would warrant such an action’ (Houston Chronicle) - It seemed like a typical congressional meeting for the Republic of Texas. Senators and the president gathered in the center of a Bryan, Texas, meeting hall, surrounded by public onlookers, to debate issues of the national currency, develop international relations and celebrate the …

February 26, 2015, 8:18 am ·
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Rand Paul Returns $1.8 Million To Taxpayers

Frugal senator gives back unused Senate-office money (Washington Examiner) - Just because he has it, doesn’t mean Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul feels compelled to spend every cent Uncle Sam gives him to run his Senate office. Following past practice, Paul today said he returned $480,000 in unused money to the Treasury, bringing his total sent back …

February 26, 2015, 8:08 am ·
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Kerry To Congressman: ‘Don’t Make Fun’ Of Marie Harf’s Comments

(PJ Media) - Secretary of State John Kerry told a congressman to stop making fun of what State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said. At this morning’s House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing, Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) asked Kerry about Harf’s comments last week, in which she said “we cannot win this war” by killing ISIS and job …

February 26, 2015, 8:00 am ·
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At CPAC, Ben Carson Lambasts ‘Purveyors Of Division’

(National Journal) - If the White House had not invited the neurosurgeon-turned-conservative star to the National Prayer Breakfast at Johns Hopkins, Carson would not have had his chance to call out the president while standing five feet away from him—a speech that lit a fire in many conservatives who saw it, and led Carson to the …

February 26, 2015, 7:48 am ·
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Foley Executioner ‘Jihadi John’ Identified As Radicalized Brit

(Newsmax) - ”Jihadi John”, the masked Islamic State militant linked to the beheading of Western hostages, was named on Thursday as Kuwaiti-born London computer programmer Mohammed Emwazi by experts and the media. The International Center for the Study of Radicalization at London’s King’s College, a leading resource for studying foreign jihadists, said it believed the identity …

February 26, 2015, 7:38 am ·
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Bishop Jackson: ‘Racism At Its Worst’ For SPLC To Label Ben Carson An Extremist

(CNS News) - Bishop E.W. Jackson, called the Southern Poverty Law Center’s classification of Dr. Ben Carson as an extremist “racism at its worst,” adding that the SPLC is “no longer about helping poor people, they’re now about being ideological police.” “When an organization like the Southern Poverty Law Center decides that a black man who doesn’t …

February 26, 2015, 7:17 am ·