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"Everyone knows the White House Correspondents Association dinner is broken. What started off decades ago as a stately formal celebration of the best of presidential reporting has morphed into a four-day orgy of everything people outside the Beltway hate about life inside the Beltway ... ." - Patrick Gavin | Politico Magazine (AP Photo) The White House Correspondents' Association Dinner is Saturday night, and the supposed reason it is held is to raise money [...]

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Texas Bill to Create ‘Constitutional Powers and Enforcement’ Body Passes House Committee

AUSTIN , Texas (Apr. 23, 2015) – A Texas bill that would create a mechanism for the state to evaluate the constitutionality of federal laws and mandates in light of the original meaning of the Constitution passed a House committee this month. Rep. Dan Flynn (R – Canton) along with 11 co-sponsors introduced HB98 , the Texas Balance of Powers Act , in February. The legislation would create the Joint Legislative Committee on Constitutional [...]

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Polls Show GOP Should Embrace Tight Immigration Controls

A protester, wearing a mask on the back of her head, attends an anti-immigration rally in Gadsden, Ala. AP View Enlarged Image Immigration: Tired of being portrayed by the media as racist xenophobes, many Republican politicians run scared from the issue of limiting illegal immigration. But a new report suggests they can win elections if they don't. The immigration issue terrifies Republicans. All they hear in the media is that they're setting themselves up [...]

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Americans Don’t Want More Immigration…And They’re Right

This comes from Republican Senate staff: The level of immigration in total numerical terms is currently at an all-time high, compressing wages and reducing employment (for both US-born and immigrant workers). Immigration levels have quadrupled from less than 10 million in 1970 to more than 40 million today – a period of long-term wage stagnation (real wages are lower today than in 1973). As a share of the population, the percentage of foreign-born will [...]

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AG Nominee Defending Partial-Birth Abortion: ‘The Phrase “Living Fetus”‘ is ‘Hopelessly Vague’

Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) (CNSNews.com) - Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch joined a group of former U.S. attorneys in signing an amicus brief presented to the Supreme Court in 2006 in the case of Gonzales v. Carhart that argued that the federal ban on partial-birth abortion was unconstitutional because its language was too vague. In their brief, for example, Lynch and the other former U.S. attorneys argued that the [...]

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Ukraine “Disappears” Opponents of the Kiev Regime. Abductions of Independent Journalists

In Odessa — the same city where the Ukrainian civil war started on 2 May 2014 with a massacre of opponents that had been carefully planned by a team  connected to the U.S. White House  — there are reported to be two bloggers for the “Voice of Odessa” political site who were seized by the Security Bureau of Ukraine on April 7th, and whose “whereabouts are unknown.”  This report  appeared in the local Odessa News.  [...]

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The Fall of Ramadi Would Upend US Iraq Policy

It’s the same old story we’ve heard a dozen times. Islamic State targets a key city or region. They attack relentlessly. Iraqi troops flee in terror. And the government tries to cover up the fact that their soldiers are unable to stem the Islamic State tide. What’s happening in Ramadi is a familiar story, one that has played out across western Iraq since early last year. But the administration had just made the claim [...]

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Obama administration “declined to organize a rescue mission” for Americans in Yemen?

The collapse of Yemen into a failed state has trapped between 3,000 and 4,000 American citizens in the country, caught between al-Qaeda and Houthi Islamists and the military action against both from Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Almost until the moment that the Hadi government was put to flight, the White House has insisted that its counterterrorism efforts in Yemen had been a model of success. The final collapse appears to have caught the Obama [...]

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American Jewry’s Moment of Decision

During the next two months, Obama will be focused on closing his deal with Iran, and Clinton will be avidly seeking to lock up the Democratic nomination for president by building an impregnable fortress of campaign funds Comments | Print friendly | Subscribe | Email Us | This week in two meetings with prominent American Jews, President Barack Obama threw down the gauntlet. Either the Jews of America will rise to the challenge or [...]

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Deal Reached on Fast-Track Authority for Obama on Trade Accord

Photo Before a Senate Finance Committee hearing on the trade pact Thursday: Senator Robert Menendez, seated at table, and standing from left, Senators Benjamin L. Cardin of Maryland and Ron Wyden of Oregon; Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew; and Michael Froman, the United States trade representative. Credit Stephen Crowley/The New York Times WASHINGTON — Key congressional leaders agreed on Thursday on legislation to give President Obama special authority to finish negotiating one of the [...]

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EXCLUSIVE: Marco Rubio’s Long History of Being Pro-Amnesty When It Suits Him #RubioRuse

Marco Rubio In 2013 GotNews.com editor-in-chief Charles C. Johnson interviewed Florida politicians about Marco Rubio’s views on amnesty.  Sen. Marco Rubio blocked numerous immigration-enforcement bills when he served as speaker in the Florida House of Representatives from 2007 to 2009. “Rubio blocked any efforts to deal with the problems of illegal immigration on the local or state level,” one former politician from South Florida, who has known Rubio since his city councilman days in West [...]

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screenshot v stiviano mistress of donald sterling former owner of l a clippers

  While I normally never address such matters in my blog, I am making an exception today. A judge has ordered former mistress, Vivian Stiviano of Ex-NBA Clippers owner, Donald Sterling to return more than $2.5 million in gifts, which included, a house, Ferrari, etc. to Sterling’s wife. ...
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Senators strike deal to force review of Obama-Iran nukes agreement

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., center, speaks with the committee’s ranking member Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 14, 2015, as they arrive for a committee’s meeting to debate and vote ... more > Senators reached a bipartisan deal Tuesday to force any final Iran nuclear deal to be submitted to Congress as lawmakers took the first real steps to curb President Obama’s foreign policy [...]

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Islamic State demands $30 million for Christian hostages

Robert Spence Jihad Watch They are acting in complete accord with Islamic law. Here is a salient passage on this issue from a Shafi’i manual of Islamic law: When an adult male is taken captive, the caliph considers the interests … (of Islam and the Muslims) and decides ...
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