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PAPER: Obama’s attention deficit diplomacy

Shared universal ideals have been supplanted by hard-nosed realism, but at a cost (Finalcial Times) – When Senator Barack Obama spoke in 2008 to adoring crowds in Berlin, he promised to “remake the world anew”. Nowadays he struggles to reassure alienated Germans he is not spying on their leaders. It may well be that no US […]

April 7, 2014, 9:44 am ·

IRS agent testimony: No progressive groups were targeted, despite claims by Dems and media

(Daily Caller) – IRS agents testified before Congress that the agency’s political targeting did not apply to progressive groups as Democrats and the media have claimed, according to a bombshell new staff report prepared by the House Oversight Committee chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa. IRS agents testified before Oversight that ACORN groups were scrutinized because the […]

April 7, 2014, 9:39 am ·

More NSA revelations yet to come, says author

(DW) – Only a fraction of the NSA’s spying activities has been revealed to the public, claims German journalist Holger Stark in his new book. In an interview, he tells DW more about how the “surveillance matrix” functions. DW: You were one of the first people with access to the Snowden documents, some of which […]

April 7, 2014, 9:37 am ·

Republican Senator: ‘GOP First Must End Cronyism in Our Own Ranks’

Republicans should take a stand against corporate welfare. (National Review) – For five years now, the Republican party has attacked the economic policies of President Barack Obama as “crony capitalism.” And with good reason. From the stimulus to cash-for-clunkers, from the bailouts to cap-and-trade, from Dodd-Frank to Obamacare, every name-brand initiative of the Obama era […]

April 7, 2014, 9:34 am ·

Jeb Bush: Illegal immigration ‘act of love’

‘Yes, they broke the law, but it’s not a felony’ (Washington Post) – Former Florida governor Jeb Bush said Sunday that many who illegally come to the United States do so out of an “act of love” for their families and should be treated differently than people who illegally cross U.S. borders or overstay visas. […]

April 7, 2014, 9:29 am ·

WAGE GAP: Obama STILL paying women less than men in White House

(Daily Caller) – President Barack Obama is planning to sign two new executive actions aimed at narrowing the wage gap between men and women Tuesday, even as the Obama White House pays its female staffers less than men. The first executive action will be an order banning federal contractors from retaliation against employees who disclose […]

April 7, 2014, 9:24 am ·

Supreme Court Refuses Speedy Review of NSA Phone Program

A judge ruled in December the ‘almost Orwellian’ program almost certainly is unconstitutional. (US News) – The U.S. Supreme Court denied conservative legal activist Larry Klayman’s request for a fast-tracked review of the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of American phone records on Monday. Klayman won a preliminary injunction against the program – stayed pending appeal – from […]

April 7, 2014, 9:21 am ·

Corsi: Arm the Military! Gun Registration at Ft. Hood Costs Lives

(Dr. Jerome Corsi) – The second Fort Hood shooting proves the case beyond any shadow of a doubt. A comprehensive gun registration system dedicated to identifying and tracking all weapons does not prevent shooters like Army Spc. Ivan Lopez last week who killed four and wounded 16 last Wednesday, or Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan in […]

April 6, 2014, 3:24 pm ·

Republicans Expand Obamacare?

(AP) – At the prodding of business organizations, House Republicans quietly secured a recent change in President Barack Obama’s health law to expand coverage choices, a striking, one-of-a-kind departure from dozens of high-decibel attempts to repeal or dismember it. Democrats describe the change involving small-business coverage options as a straightforward improvement of the type they […]

April 6, 2014, 11:55 am ·

Students Fed Up With Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Overhaul

(The Blaze) – First, about one million public school students said “no way” to their cafeteria menus after Michelle Obama’s anti-obesity campaign led to anger and frustration over food that apparently many American kids didn’t want to stomach. But for those without other options, all that’s left is the power of social media and cell […]

April 6, 2014, 11:00 am ·

Congressional Candidate: NRA Supporters are ‘Pure Trash’

(The Blaze) – A Congressional candidate running for the nomination to unseat House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) ignited an Internet firestorm when he appeared to go on a tirade against conservatives and the National Rifle Association Saturday night. Mike Dickinson rejected support — on a Twitter account appearing to belong to him — from […]

April 6, 2014, 10:50 am ·

Gallup: Only 28% of Illinois Residents Trust State Government

(Gallup) – Illinois residents trust their state government to handle their state’s problems far less than residents in any other state. Twenty-eight percent of Illinois residents trust their state government “a great deal” or “a fair amount.” In contrast, at least 75% of North Dakota, Wyoming, and Utah residents trust their state governments. The results […]

April 6, 2014, 10:40 am ·

Thousands of 2nd Amendment Supporters Rally at CT State Capitol

(Breitbart) – More than 3,000 gun rights activists rallied on the lawn of the Connecticut state Capitol Saturday to protest the one-year anniversary of the state’s stringent gun control laws, passed in the wake of the Newtown school shooting. Organized by the Connecticut Citizens Defense League, the rally lasted from noon to 2 p.m. and featured political candidates, 2nd […]

April 6, 2014, 10:34 am ·

Millions of Americans Will Pay Billions to Avoid Obamacare

“The state is a gang of thieves writ large.” (Info Wars) – Predictably, over at AOL-Huffington Post, they are celebrating the installation of governmentcare at gunpoint. “The president stood firmly for affordable health care, and the public has responded. Millions who were previously uninsured have reached for the safety net offered by our government. The […]

April 6, 2014, 10:32 am ·

The Complete Interactive Guide To How The NSA Spies On Everything You Do

(Zero Hedge) – With all the hoopla about missing airplanes, renewed wars of the cold variety, and rigged markets, it is easy to forget that America is now officially a totalitarian state of the Orwellian kind, where the population has – involuntarily – ceded all of its privacy in exchange for… something. Because it certainly isn’t security. […]

April 6, 2014, 10:23 am ·

Gun advocates credit new concealed carry laws for sharp drop in Chicago murder rate

(Washington Times) – Chicago police are reporting that the murder rate for the first quarter of the year is the lowest it’s been in more than 50 years, which gun advocates are attributing to a concealed carry law passed in Illinois last year. The first three months of 2014 have seen the fewest number of homicides […]

April 6, 2014, 10:17 am ·

Pelosi: House Dems ‘Proud’ of Obamacare, Those Running From it Are ‘Exceptions’

(Mediaite) – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) toldState of the Union’s Candy Crowley Sunday morning that Democrats were openly embracing the success of the Affordable Care Act, and that the candidates who were distancing themselves from the law were the exception. “7 million people signed up!” Pelosi said. “The Congress of the United States wrote the bill, the […]

April 6, 2014, 10:13 am ·

CA Attorney General Candidate Wants Death Penalty For Corrupt Lawmakers

(CBS) – A Republican candidate for California attorney general said Friday that state lawmakers who are found guilty of crimes that endanger the lives of others should face the death penalty. Phil Wyman, who spent 17 years in the state Legislature, said he was motivated by the case of Democratic Sen. Leland Yee. Yee faces […]

April 6, 2014, 10:06 am ·

Proliferation of armed units in fed agencies

(Watchdog) – In late February, four federal agents carrying side arms with a drug-sniffing dog descended on the Taos Ski Valley in what was called a “saturation patrol.” Authorities were working on tips of possible drug selling and impaired driving in the ski resort’s parking lot and surrounding area. But the agents weren’t from the FBI, ATF or […]

April 6, 2014, 10:03 am ·
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