|“Immigrants soon find their place in urban
life, they soon adopt, externally, town manners and opinions, but for a
long time they remain foreign to civic thought. One cannot make a
social philosophy one’s own as easily as a new costume. . . More
menacing than barbarians storming the walls from without are the
seeming citizens within – those who are citizens in gesture,
—Ludwig von Mises, Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis, p. 38 (1922)
Saudi Arabia Admits to John Kerry That it Created ISIS...
But There is a Twist
Saudi's admission that it itself created Daesh, or ISIS. As for the twist: as the late Saudi foreign minister says, the Saudis only created ISIS in response to Obama's disastrous policy in the region. To wit: 'After the Iraqi city of Mosul fell to a lightning ISIS offensive in 2014, even the late Prince Saud al-Faisal, the respected Saudi foreign minister, remonstrated with John Kerry, US secretary of state, that "Daesh [ISIS] is our [Sunni] response to your support for the Da'wa" – the Tehran-aligned Shia Islamist ruling party of Iraq.'
The Self-Contradictory Liberals
Many liberals – not least the large numbers of students involved in campus demonizations of Israel, Jews, white people and other supposed public enemies – are morally and politically confused, not to say profoundly selective and bigoted, often in direct contradiction to their own expressed principles of peace, tolerance, diversity, and multiculturalism.
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|A Victory In the War for Free Speech|
One of the most sinister developments of our time is the Left's use of both criminal investigation and mob harassment to suppress dissent. An outrageous instance of this trend is the effort by 20 Democratic state Attorneys General to investigate ExxonMobil and others for criminal "fraud," i.e., carrying out research that doesn't support the hysterical exaggerations of the Climatistas.
|Mother of Teen Brutally Murdered by Illegal Immigrant Tells Congress:
‘Do Something – It Is Your Job’
Laura Wilkerson, whose son Josh was brutally murdered by an illegal immigrant after school, told a House Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee on Tuesday that she blames Congress for her son's murder. "I did not put my kid in harm's way when he went to school that day. You did. Every one of you is elected by an American. It is time for you to stand in the gap for Americans."
ISIS Suspect Reveals Plans to
Open Up Route from Syria to U.S. Through Mexico
One of the American men accused in Minnesota of trying to join the Islamic State group wanted to open up routes from Syria to the U.S. through Mexico, prosecutors said. Gules Ali Omar told the ISIS members about the route so that it could be used to send members to America to carry out terrorist attacks, prosecutors alleged in a document filed this week.
CDC Fails to Warn Public – Issues Secret Warning on
Surge of Illegal Kids: ‘Plan on many having TB’
During the recent surge of tens of thousands of young illegal immigrants crossing the Mexico-U.S. border, the CDC warned staff that many will be infected with tuberculosis – but the public wasn't given a head's up. In fact, the young adults, few of whom had received the types of vaccines U.S. children received, arrived with TB, swine flu and even Dengue, according to reports that eventually filtered out of border agents and hospitals on or near the U.S. border.
|Kerry: U.S. Won't Block Foreign Business Deals Under Nuke Deal
The Obama administration moved Friday to try to address Iranian complaints that U.S. financial regulations are denying Iran the sanctions relief it deserves under last year's landmark nuclear deal. Meeting with Iran's foreign minister, Secretary of State John Kerry said the U.S. would not stand in the way of foreign banks or firms doing business with Iranian companies that are no longer subject to U.S. sanctions.
|In the Market for Fetal Body Parts?
A Baby’s Brain Sells for $3,340
Republicans on the special House panel investigating the transfer of fetal tissue from aborted babies will present evidence in a hearing today that breaks down the price per body part. With release of this evidence, Republicans say, they have enough documentation to show that several abortion clinics and middleman procurement businesses may have violated federal law.
|Georgetown Student Activists Appalled By
Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards Visit
Anti-abortion activists and Georgetown University students railed against an appearance by Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards at the nation's oldest Catholic and Jesuit university Wednesday. Students from anti-abortion campus group Georgetown Right to Life and pro-life advocates from on and off campus criticized the university for allowing the pro-choice activist to appear on campus.
|Damning Email Shows Democratic AGs, Climate Change Groups
Colluded On Prosecuting Dissenters
In the hours before they took the stage for their March 29 press conference, Democratic attorneys general received a secret briefing from two top environmentalists on pursuing climate change dissenters. For climate change groups, the New York press event was the culmination of four years of planning and advocacy in support of an explosive proposition: using the legal system to link fossil fuel firms and others challenging the catastrophic global warming consensus to fraud and even racketeering, the emails and other documents show.
|Obama’s Global Warming Plan Costs Poor Americans $44 Billion,|
Raises Taxes By 166%
“The greatest tragedy of the Democrats’ climate agenda is not how little it will accomplish but rather how costly it will be for those least able to afford it,” Oren Cass, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute who authored the study, told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
|Earth Day – Signing the Paris Climate Agreement
For this year’s rendition of Earth Day, the stakes couldn’t be higher. More than 130 nations will gather to formally sign the Paris Climate Agreement at the United Nations in New York. Nothing could better signify Earth Day than a global gaggle of government leaders burning fossil fuels on their way to forcing us to spend a lot of green to preserve a little green, all while expanding their control over our lives.
Weather Channel Founder Slams UN Climate Claims
When all the scare talk is pushed aside, it is the science that should be the basis for the debate. And the hard cold truth is that the basic theory has failed... As a skeptic of man-made global warming, I love our environment as much as anyone. I share the deepest commitment to protecting our planet for our children and grandchildren. However, I desperately want to get politics out of the climate debate.
Seven Earth Day Predictions That Failed Spectacularly
Environmentalists truly believed and predicted that the planet was doomed during the first Earth Day in 1970, unless drastic actions were taken to save it. Humanity never quite got around to that drastic action, but environmentalists still recall the first Earth Day fondly and hold many of the predictions in high regard.
Reminder: Earth Day Co-Founder Killed and Composted His Girlfriend
Ira Einhorn was on stage hosting the first Earth Day event at the Fairmount Park in Philadelphia on April 22, 1970. Seven years later, police raided his closet and found the "composted" body of his ex-girlfriend inside a trunk. A self-proclaimed environmental activist, Einhorn made a name for himself among ecological groups during the 1960s and '70s by taking on the role of a tie-dye-wearing ecological guru and Philadelphia’s head hippie.
|Another Solar Developer, SunEdison, Files for Bankruptcy
SunEdison Inc, once the fastest-growing U.S. renewable energy company, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday after a short-lived but aggressive binge of debt-fueled acquisitions proved unsustainable. In its bankruptcy filing, the company said it had assets of $20.7 billion and liabilities of $16.1 billion as of Sept. 30.
|Lebanon, Christians, Under Islamist Threat
Recent upheavals in Lebanon are making local Christians communities worry about their existence as heirs and descendants of the first Christians. Christians in the Middle East now are facing a huge genocide – similar to the Christian genocide the followed the Islamic conquest of the Middle East in the 7th century A.D.
|Louisiana Bill to Punish Sanctuary Cities Advances in State House
A bill that would punish so-called "sanctuary cities" that refuse to cooperate with federal authorities on immigration matters without a court order has advanced in the Louisiana House. Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry said he supports the proposal, adding uncooperative local jurisdictions could be inviting to terrorists and raise financial, legal and medical concerns.
|U.S. Border Agents Seize Longest Mexico-California Drug Tunnel Yet
Federal agents have seized a ton of cocaine and seven tons of marijuana smuggled through a clandestine tunnel stretching a half mile beneath the U.S.-Mexico border, the longest one yet unearthed in California, authorities said on Wednesday. The 870-yard-long tunnel, one of the narrowest found in the region, also yielded an unprecedented cache of drugs.
|IRS and Congress Ignore Job-Related Felonies –
as Long as They Are Committed by Illegal Aliens
During a recent Senate hearing chaired by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) focused on the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) support of identity theft by illegal aliens and the IRS's total disregard for the American citizen victims of these crimes. Coats defined employment-related identity theft as occurring when someone uses another person's identity – their name or their Social Security number (SSN) – to get a job illegally.
|UnitedHealth to Exit Michigan Obamacare Exchange;
Third State to Leave Customers Scrambling for Replacement
UnitedHealth Group Inc. plans to exit a third state Affordable Care Act market as the insurer works to stem losses from its struggling business. The insurer won't sell policies through Michigan's ACA exchange for next year... Georgia and Arkansas said last week that UnitedHealth will quit their exchanges for 2017.
|Rand Paul Moves to Protect Vets, Seniors from
Massive Government ‘Quiet Gun Grab’
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has introduced legislation aimed at stopping the federal government from unilaterally stripping gun rights from thousands of seniors and veterans by declaring them "mentally defective" without proper medical review... So far, the VA has reportedly declared some 260,381 veterans who have fiduciary trustees to the background check system as "mentally defective."
Thanks, Obama: Firearms Industry Adds Over 20,000 Jobs
Due to Booming Sales Last Year
The president's rhetoric, and that of the Democratic Party, has driven ammo and firearms sales through the roof. Over 100 million firearms have been sold since the beginning of his presidency. Last year, there were a record number of gun sales with over 20 million background checks conducted by the FBI. We're on track to beat that number this year – and we should expect that number to climb as Election Day approaches.
|UC Berkeley Forced to Cut 500 Jobs
After $15 Minimum Wage Hike
J. P. Travis
The left is obstinately, adamantly, consistently, and happily ignorant; and always surprised by the negative consequences of their own actions. FTA: This may be the sad but true reality that many working people all across California will face in the coming future due to the recent decision to raise the state-wide minimum wage.
|Obama Admin Awards $270K to Controversial Islamic Charity|
The Obama administration has awarded $270,000 to an Islamic charity that has been outlawed by some governments for its support of the terror group Hamas and other jihadist organizations, according to grant documents. The Department of Health and Human Services has provided a $270,000 grant to Islamic Relief Worldwide, a charity that has repeatedly been linked to terrorism financing and support for Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, according to recent grant information
|UNESCO Changes History, Denies Existence of Jerusalem Temple
A. Dru Kristenev
Has UNESCO consulted the Encyclopedia Britannica about removing references to the Temple of Jerusalem? Doubtful. It will take more than a gang of international political hacks simply renaming the Temple Mount with latecomer muslim nomenclature to rewrite history. This is not the first time anti-Semitic forces have tried to submerge chronicled history in an attempt to wipe-out the influence of Judaic tradition that introduced monotheism and authored the world's most significant book and historical annals – the Bible.
|Whole Foods Says Anti-Gay Cake is Fake, Plans to Counter-Sue
Whole Foods Market has issued a very strong response to a lawsuit alleging an employee decorated a cake with an anti-gay slur, saying it has proof the claim is a hoax and that it will file a counter-suit. Pastor Jordan Brown of Austin, Texas filed a lawsuit against Whole Foods Monday, saying he ordered a cake decorated with "LOVE WINS" written in frosting. When he received the cake, it instead read "LOVE WINS FAG" on it.
|Meet the Accused Pedophile Behind the 'bathroom bills'
Accused pedophile, "mega-Obama-bundler" and long-time prominent fixture of the radical left, Terry Bean, is responsible for the bathroom bills sweeping America. If not for Bean's "affluenza," it is quite likely that the 68-year-old would be in prison today for allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old boy in an Oregon hotel room in 2013 with his then-lover Kiah Lawson, who was 25 at the time.
|The Mayor Is Going Down!
Less than a week ago, Mayor de Blasio was offering aid to Ecuadorians after the earthquake there. Now a political earthquake is rocking City Hall and the mayor is the one who needs help. The report from the state Board of Elections that accuses him and his team of "willful and flagrant" violations of campaign-finance laws immediately changes everything.
Week ending 17 April 2016
|ABSCAM Agents to FBI
Bureau’s ‘reputation’ On the Line in Clinton Probe
“Decisions must be made on facts alone. Much is at stake here – people’s trust in the Bureau for years to come, as well as the Bureau’s reputation among our allies, partners, and friends as the greatest law enforcement agency in the world,” wrote John F. Good, president of the Long Island Chapter of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI.
|How Saudi Arabia
Dangerously Undermines the United States
Iran is our external enemy of the moment. Saudi Arabia is our enduring internal enemy, already within our borders and permitted to poison American Muslims with its Wahhabi cult. Iran humiliates our sailors, but the Saudis are the spiritual jailers of hundreds of millions of Muslims, committed to intolerance, barbarity and preventing Muslims from joining the modern world. And we help.
|Saudis Vow to Sell U.S. Assets if
Congress Decides Gov't was
Involved in 9/11 – Experts Skeptical
Obama had come under renewed pressure to release the documents ahead of a scheduled trip next week to Saudi Arabia for a summit of Persian Gulf leaders. Economists are purportedly skeptical about the Saudis making good on their vow to sell the assets, considering such a move would be difficult to execute and could severely hurt that country’s economy, which depends on the U.S. dollar.
|How the U.S. Covered Up Saudi Role
In its report on the still-censored “28 pages” implicating the Saudi government in 9/11, “60 Minutes” last weekend said the Saudi role in the attacks has been “soft-pedaled” to protect America’s delicate alliance with the oil-rich kingdom. That’s quite an understatement. Actually, the kingdom’s involvement was deliberately covered up at the highest levels of our government.
|New Hillary Clinton Phone
Benghazi ‘Attack Had Nothing To Do With Film’
Judicial Watch announced today it has obtained new documents from the Department of State containing the telephone transcripts from the evening of September 11, 2012, in which then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton informs then-Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Kandil that the deadly terrorist attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi “had nothing to do with the film.”
|Documents Confirm Eric Holder’s
Role in Fast and Furious Cover-Up
“Fast and Furious” is back in the news. The reason? In January, Judge Amy Berman, an Obama appointee, ordered the Department of Justice to produce documents relating to the “gun walking” scandal that Congress had been seeking for four years. DOJ finally produced them, some 20,000 pages worth, this month.
|FCC Kept ‘Obamaphone’ Fraud Under
Until After It Expanded Program
Federal regulators were instructed to keep a massive fraud investigation under wraps until a day after a controversial vote to expand a program that was allegedly used to bilk taxpayers of tens of millions of dollars, one those regulators claims. The FCC on Friday announced that it would seek $51 million in damages from a cell phone company that allegedly defrauded the federal Lifeline program of nearly $10 million.
|ObamaCare Bleeding Out: Insurers
Warn Losses Are Unsustainable
Health insurance companies are amplifying their warnings about the financial sustainability of the ObamaCare marketplaces as they seek approval for premium increases next year. Insurers say they are losing money on their ObamaCare plans at a rapid rate, and some have begun to talk about dropping out of the marketplaces altogether.
|New Image from NASA Debunks Climate
Antarctica is Growing Larger
The Obama Administration has made climate change the forefront of its domestic and foreign policy platform, repeatedly warning Americans that global warming is a greater threat than ISIS. Democrats even warn that the mental heath effects of climate change is the cause of terrorism.
|RICO for Government Climate
Paul Driessen and Ron Arnold
A self-appointed coalition of Democratic state attorneys general is pursuing civil or criminal racketeering actions against ExxonMobil, the Competitive Enterprise Institute and other organizations. The AGs claim the groups are committing fraud by “denying” climate change. The charge is bogus. The problem is not human intervention in the climate; it’s improper political intervention in climate science. It has corrupted scientific findings from the very beginning. [Note many cross-references and links]
|Jihad: Fifth “Minnesota Man” Pleads
Adnan Farah is one of the ten “Minnesota men” charged with supporting ISIS and related offenses last year. On Thursday he joined four of his co-conspirators pleading guilty under a deal offered by prosecutors. Under the deal, Farah pleaded guilty to providing material support and resources to ISIS and the prosecutors agreed to drop the remaining charges against him.
|Muslims are Creating ‘Nations
says Former Head of U.K. Equalities Commission
Trevor Phillips says followers of Islam hold very different values from the rest of society and many want to lead separate lives. The former head of the U.K.'s equalities watchdog also advocates the monitoring of ethnic minority populations on housing estates to stop them becoming "ghetto villages." He says schools may have to consider a 50 per cent limit on Muslim, or other minority pupils, to encourage social integration.
|Border Patrol Ordered by Obama
Admin to Release Illegals
'Still Soaking Wet' from Rio Grande
Border Patrol agents have been ordered to release dripping-wet illegal immigrants at the Rio Grande unless they actually see them climbing out of the river, creating what amounts to "an open border with Mexico," the chief of the agents' labor union told Congress in new testimony last week.
|NOW President: Abortion Is
First Amendment Should Be Repealed
An unofficial surrogate of Hillary Clinton, the President of the left-wing NOW said on Monday that abortion is a "necessary aspect" of "reproductive health care." Speaking to a group of leftist supports in Washington, D.C., Terry O'Neill also called for repealing the First Amendment, raising the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour, and mandates for businesses to provide benefits to employees subsidizing contraception and abortion.
White People Singing Rihanna Could Cause ‘microaggressions’
You can’t be singing Rihanna’s “Umbrella” if you happen to be a white fella – fella. That’s what kids learned during a lesson on “privilege” and “microaggressions” in a human relations theory class at the University of Oklahoma. Ah, yes. There’s nothing quite like a bit of white-shaming courtesy of the American taxpayers. [Note: checklist included]
High Cost of Indulging Student Protests:
'Mizzou Closes Two Dorms Due to Lack of Students'
Following a drop in students applying for housing, the University of Missouri will not be placing students in two dorms for the fall 2016 semester. Mizzou will be closing the Respect and Excellence halls (ironic names, given the circumstances) in order to utilize dorm space "in the most efficient manner" to keep costs down.
|Millennials Like Socialism – Until
They Get Jobs
Mllennials are the only age group in America in which a majority views socialism favorably. A national Reason-Rupe survey found that 53 percent of Americans under 30 have a favorable view of socialism compared with less than a third of those over 30. Moreover, Gallup has found that an astounding 69 percent of millennials say they'd be willing to vote for a "socialist" candidate for president…
|Investigation: EPA Leaves
Dangerously Polluted Superfund Sites
Uncleaned for DECADES
Americans often must wait years or even decades before the Environmental Protection Agency begins cleaning up the nation's most seriously polluted sites that threaten public health, a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation has found. Of the 818 superfund sites where EPA cleaning hadn’t yet begun, 771 had been waiting for at least five years. In fact, 154 of those sites were among the first added to the NPL in 1983...
|Gun Lawsuit Threatens Industry,
Perpetuates Blame Game
Yesterday’s decision by a Connecticut judge that will allow a lawsuit by families of Sandy Hook victims against the makers of the rifle used by killer Adam Lanza to proceed could pose a threat far bigger than the immediate one to Remington and Bushmaster. The case challenges the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), passed by Congress in 2005 as a response to a series of so-called “junk lawsuits” filed against the gun industry.
|Mark Levin Responds to Ben Carson
Shredding the Constitution,
Educates Him on Electoral College
Mark Levin responded to Ben Carson’s comments on the Jim Crow laws and the Electoral College, saying Carson was shredding the Constitution by suggesting the circumstances have changed so that we don’t need the Electoral College any longer. And so he educates Carson in a great segment on the Electoral College.
|How Is the IRS Auditing Churches?
Group Demands Answers
A nonprofit legal organization that advocates freedom of religion is demanding the Internal Revenue Service explain how it audits churches. "The freedom of religion is too important to … allow an administrative agency with enormous power like the IRS to just do as it pleases, with no accountability," Erik Stanley, Alliance Defending Freedom senior counsel said.
|Holy Bible on List of 'Challenged'
Books at Libraries
On the latest list of books most objected to at public schools and libraries, one title has been targeted nationwide, at times for the sex and violence it contains, but mostly for the legal issues it raises. The Bible... The Bible finished sixth on a list topped by John Green's "Looking for Alaska," which has been cited for "offensive language" and sexual content. The runner-up, challenged for obvious reasons, was E L James' raunchy romance "Fifty Shades of Grey."
|High School Wants to Shut Down
Off-Campus 'Jesus Lunch'
There's a religious liberty standoff underway in Middleton, Wisconsin. On one side is a group of Christian moms armed with Chick-fil-A sandwiches and 400 homemade brownies. On the other side are public school administrators who believe that Jesus and plump juicy chicken breasts are "divisive."
|Texas Judge Resigns After Being
Instructions to Prosecutors to Help Win Convictions
Texas district Judge Elizabeth E. Coker is stepping down from the bench after being caught engaging in a massive perversion of justice. A whistleblower revealed that Corker was sending text messages to prosecutors with suggestions on questions to ask in court in order to secure a conviction.
Week ending 10 April 2016
Lawlessness – No One Even Knows
How Many Executive Branch Agencies There Are
Officially executive branch agencies issued a staggering 3,554 new rules in 2014, while President Obama signed "only" 226 new laws enacted by Congress. Worse, of the 53,838 formal final regulations included in the Federal Register from 2001 through 2014, only 160 (0.3%) received a "cost-benefit" analysis; we have no idea how the rest affect us.
|A Nation of Laws – Sort
Victor Davis Hanson
Any fair reading of State Department and general federal government laws regarding the use of classified information by federal employees makes it is clear that Hillary Clinton violated the law ª both by improperly setting up her own private server, and then by sending information through it that was classified.
|16 Democrat AGs Begin Inquisition
‘Climate Change Disbelievers’
Hans von Spakovsky
Beginning in 1478, the Spanish Inquisition systematically silenced any citizen who held views that did not align with the king’s... One of the lasting results of the Spanish Inquisition was a stifling of speech, thought, and scientific debate throughout Spain. By treating one set of scientific views as absolute, infallible, and above critique, Spain silenced many brilliant individuals and stopped the development of new ideas and technological innovations. Spain became a scientific backwater.
|Methane Mendacity – And Madness
Radical Green and Government Agitators Slam Methane in
Latest Bid to Terminate Fossil Fuel Use
Quick: What is 17 cents out of $100,000? If you said 0.00017 percent, you win the jackpot. That number, by sheer coincidence, is also the percentage of methane in Earth's atmosphere. That's a trivial amount, you say: 1.7 parts per million. There's three times more helium and 230 times more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. You're absolutely right, again.
Deep-sixing Another Useful Climate Myth
The "97% consensus" on Manmade Global Warming is More Malarkey
David R. Legates
By now, virtually everyone has heard that “97% of scientists agree: Climate change is real, manmade and dangerous.” Even if you weren’t one of his 31 million followers who received this tweet from President Obama, you most assuredly have seen it repeated everywhere as scientific fact... There has never been a period in Earth’s history when the climate has not changed somewhere, in one way or another.
|U.S. Senate Report: Migrants
Ushered In from Muslim Countries
Double Those from Europe
The United States issues twice as many green cards to migrants from Muslim-majority countries than from Europe, adding to a Middle Eastern migrant population in the country that is one of the fastest growing demographics. Green cards entitle migrants to legal permanent residency in the country and work authorization, federal benefits, and the chance to apply for citizenship.
|Police Shocked by Scale of Islamic
State Network in Europe
French and Belgian authorities have found that the scale of the threat of terrorism could be much bigger than they had previously thought. They’ve found that the members of these terror cells are mostly young Muslim men from the Brussels suburbs of Molenbeek and Schaerbeek and many were former criminals often involved with petty thefts and assaults.
|Obama's Bizarre Iranian Love Affair
Roger L Simon
What the supposed journalists are missing is a chance to solve the greatest mystery of our times – why Barack Obama decided to sell out those Western interests to Iran; and why, at least for the moment, he has taken the Shiite side in the thirteen hundred year plus Sunni-Shiite civil war and in so doing placed humanity in jeopardy, making the mullahs stronger and virtually assuring they will eventually have atomic weapons.
Obama's Sneaky Concession to Iran
The Obama administration, facing a violent backlash in Congress, swears up and down that it does not mean to give Iran direct access to U.S. banks. When pressed, however, it seems that the president is trying to achieve the same result, a unilateral concession to Iran that bolsters its economy, only by different means.
|Will Guccifer Upend Hillary?
‘A Truly Dangerous Cocktail of Arrogance and Stupidity’
Roger L. Simon
After several years of incarceration in his native Romania, Marcel Lazar Lehel, aka Guccifer, has finally arrived this week in Alexandria, Virginia, to face nine charges of computer hacking. Guccifer, it will be recalled, is the one who revealed the presence of Hillary Clinton’s private server through his hacking of Sidney Blumenthal’s email account.
|Navy Officer Charged with Espionage
Military Court at Norfolk Naval Station
The charge sheets say the officer wrongfully transported classified material, failed to properly store classified material and failed to report the compromise of information classified as secret. The officer also failed to report foreign contacts, according to the charge sheets.
|Charges seem much like those against Hillary!|
|Obama Wants Your IRA
Wall Street Journal
President Obama’s regulators aren’t slowing down, alas. Dept. of Labor’s new rule will start biting in January as the President is leaving office. Under the rule, financial firms advising workers moving money out of company 401(k) plans into IRAs will have to follow the new higher standards. But Labor has already proposed waivers from the federal Erisa law so new state-run retirement plans don’t have the same regulatory burden as private employers do.
|Obama Claims Power to Make Illegal
Eligible for Social Security, Disability
Does the president of the United States have the power to unilaterally tell millions of individuals who are violating federal law that he will not enforce that law against them now, that they may continue to violate that law in the future and that he will take action that makes them eligible for federal benefit programs for which they are not currently eligible due to their unlawful status?
|Economy Looks Bleaker by the Day as
GDP Forecasts Continue to Fall
Some economists now see first-quarter growth as negligible, and it could easily turn out to be negative. Economists shaved already weak growth forecasts by a few more tenths Friday, after wholesale inventories fell 0.5 percent month over month in February, much more than the anticipated 0.1 percent decline. January was also revised down by 0.4 percent.
|It Looks Like the U.S. Economy
Almost Shrank in the First Quarter
Business Insider – Akin Oyedele
More economists are forecasting that the US economy nearly shrank in the first quarter. On Friday, the Commerce Department released data on February wholesale inventories, which showed that they fell by a more-than-expected 0.5%. This was the biggest month-on-month drop in nearly three years.
|Obamaphone Expands to
Little Thought of Cost, Abuse
The Federal Communications Commission agreed Thursday to expand the Obamaphone, dubbed the LifeLine Program, to include high-speed Internet access. By doing so, the cost of the program will increase by 50 percent, without any efforts to reduce spending elsewhere, or clamp down on the program's waste, fraud and abuse.
|Federal Judge Rules On Special
Liberals Are Fuming
Washington D.C. legally requires stores like Wal-Mart to pay at least 50 percent above the district's minimum wage – effectively making it impossible for them to enter such markets. Another politically-motivated attempt to keep Wal-Mart out was made explicitly clear in Puerto Rico, where a law was introduced to effectively tax the company at a rate three times higher than other companies.
|Americans Spend More On Taxes Than
Food, Clothing, Housing Combined
A tax advocacy group revealed that Americans spend more on taxes than their whole budget for food, clothing and housing. The Tax Foundation, in its annual report on when the nation as a whole has earned enough to pay its taxes, announced the date as April 24.
|Massive Document Leak Details
Connected to Putin and Other Leaders
In one of the largest and most far-reaching document leaks in modern history, more than 370 journalists from 76 countries spent over a year plowing through 11.5 million records on offshore accounts and dummy corporations created by a secretive Panamanian law firm.
|Former Black Panther: Obama, “Done
Nothing but Drive Us Apart”;
“Liberalism is slavery, always has been and always will be.”
Clarence Mason Weaver was once so filled with hatred towards white people in America, that he broke up with a girlfriend who had a white dog… A formerly hate-filled, Berkeley Black Panther liberal, Weaver is a black conservative who now holds strong views on Black Lives Matter, the first black president and how America can heal its racial divide.
|FBI Warns of Cyber Threat to
Three months after a Department of Homeland Security intelligence report downplayed the threat of a cyber attack against the U.S. electrical grid, DHS and the FBI began a nationwide program warning of the dangers faced by U.S. utilities from damaging cyber attacks like the recent hacking against Ukraine’s power grid.
|FBI Probing Mayor de Blasio’s
Fundraising Activities, Corruption
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara now has Mayor de Blasio in his cross hairs – investigating his campaign fund-raising activities as part of a widening probe into NYPD corruption, sources said yesterday. The feds are looking at how the mayor solicits campaign cash from members of the real-estate industry – and the fund-raising activities of his former campaign treasurer, Ross Offinger, the sources said.
|De Blasio joins Hillary on list of Dems under FBI scrutiny|
|74-page Ethics Report:
Florida Democrat Grayson Likely Violated House Rules
A congressional review panel said Tuesday that Florida Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson likely violated House rules in his business activities and use of congressional staff, as the separate House Ethics Committee moved to extend its probe. The complaint was originally handled by the Office of Congressional Ethics – an outside, independent panel that reviews ethics complaints against House members.
|Virginia Governor Vetoes 3 Pro-Gun
1 Protecting Domestic Violence Victims
Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) gave thumbs down Thursday to three pieces of legislation he said would threaten public safety by weakening Virginia’s gun laws. Among the proposals scuttled, two, SB 626 and HB 766, would have enabled domestic violence victims with a protective order against another individual to carry a concealed handgun for up to 90 days without a permit, while the third, HB 560, would have eased the Commonwealth’s law on the accidental display of a weapon.
|Newspaper Compares Supporters of
Bible Bill to Ayatollahs
There are a lot of gun-toting, Bible-clinging patriots in my home state of Tennessee. So it was not all that surprising when lawmakers recently named the Barrett M82 as the official state firearm. Nor was it all that surprising when they launched an effort to make the Holy Bible the official state book.
|Pope Francis – Erotic Sex and the
'pursuit of pleasure'
Between Couples is a 'gift from God'
Pope Francis has encouraged married couples to enjoy 'erotic' sex and claimed sexual desire is essential to developing 'self-mastery' of one's own body. Excerpts from his 260-age 'Joy of Love' text reveal Francis' belief that the pursuit of sexual pleasures helps life become 'good and happy' and should be considered a 'gift from god'.
|Previously Deported Man Again In
Country Illegally May Face Charges In Crash That Killed Volunteer
Fireman, 2 Children
A 33-year-old who officials say is in the country illegally may face criminal charges after crashing into a volunteer firefighter's car in Lavon last week, killing him and two children. A Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman said a van driven by Margarito Quintero – who does not have a license – swerved into a northbound lane from a southbound lane on State Highway 78, striking fire Capt. Peter Hacking's car, authorities said.
|Teacher Suspended for Diversity
Asking 7th, 8th Graders Sexual Orientation and Disabilities
A teacher was suspended from her Florida school pending the administration's investigation into a form she handed to students asking, "How much privilege do you have?" Tampa teacher Yoselis Ramos asked her 7th and 8th graders at Monroe Middle School to label themselves with topics beyond what's found on a typical diversity questionnaire.
|N. Korean Ghost Ships Filled with
Dead Bodies Washing Ashore in Japan
A flotilla of the ghost boats – at least 14 of them, carrying more than 30 decomposing corpses – has washed ashore since late last year along a 1,000-mile stretch of the west coast, leaving Japanese investigators puzzled. Who were these people? What happened to them? The boats bore unmistakable signs of North Korean origin.
Week ending 3 April 2016
|Europe at the Edge of
Victor Davis Hanson
America can still avoid sharing Europe’s fate. But only if we take action. Because of what Europe has become, it now has few viable choices in dealing with radical Islamic terrorism. Its dilemma is a warning to Americans that we should turn away from a similar path of national suicide.
|Another Climate Alarmist
Admits Real Motive Behind Warming Scare
Investor’s Business Daily
“One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. This has almost nothing to do with the environmental policy anymore...” said former United Nations climate official Ottmar Edenhofer. “We redistribute de facto the world’s wealth by climate policy,” said Edenhofer.
|FBI Offers to Help Agencies with
The FBI told law-enforcement agencies around the country Friday it would try to help them open locked phones or other devices as much as “legal and policy constraints’’ allow... The FBI advisory seems to be aimed at reassuring police and prosecutors that while they don’t have much to tell them now, they hope to provide more information and possibly help in the near future.
|Obama Nixed CIA Plan That Could
Have Stopped ISIS, Officials Claim
[Former general] Petraeus and others who supported the plan believe it could have prevented the rise of ISIS, Assad’s use of chemical weapons, the European refugee crisis and the tens of thousands of civilian deaths that have happened since, the former officials say.
|Former Defense Secretary: Obama
When asked by Fox whether Obama kept to his word, Gates replied, “Well I think that began to fray. ‘Fray’ may be too gentle a word.” According to the report, Gates was told to cut hundreds of billions of dollars from the defense budget after already having slashed it. “I guess I’d have to say I felt double-crossed,” Gates said.
|How Hillary Clinton Bought the
Loyalty of 33 State Democratic Parties
Collusion between the Clinton campaign and the DNC allowed Hillary Clinton to buy the loyalty of 33 state Democratic parties last summer. Montana was one of those states. It sold itself for $64,100. The Super Delegates now defying democracy with their insistent refusal to change their votes to Sanders in spite of a handful of overwhelming Clinton primary losses in their own states, were arguably part of that deal.
|After Kissing the Cuban Snake, Much
to His Surprise,
Obama Gets Bit
It was all so choreographed. President Obama spouted his treacly niceties, drew his moral equivalences and blended it all out with a sea of banalities about "the future" in a not-so-disguised effort to create his own Nixon In China legacy thing. Never mind that dissidents were being beaten by Cuban security organs and that "President" Raul Castro offered no concessions toward human rights.
|Obama’s Legacy Will Be Marked by
His Silence on Human Rights in Cuba
Back in 2015, long before his trip was announced, President Barack Obama stated that he would travel to Cuba only if he saw “some progress in the liberty and freedom.” But such assurance was clearly just another one of the president’s “red-lines,” like the one on the use of chemical weapons in Syria, and Gen. Raúl Castro knew it.
|Now there is nothing that the Castro regime can do to draw Obama’s criticism.|
|BP Council says ‘catch and release’
Continues Fueling Illegal Immigration
A recent letter from the National Border Patrol Council states a high-ranking member of the Obama administration confirmed to BP agents they have no intention of removing illegal border crossers that are being released with an order to appear in court. In the letter, Brandon Judd blames President Obama for undermining immigration laws and having his political appointees implement policies that contradict enforcement priorities.
|Another Reveal into Obama's
Jonathan F. Keiler
President Obama's deep-seated narcissism and overweening self-regard is old news to objective observers of his administration. That Obama is an odd psychological duck is a given, but when new facets reveal themselves it is often train-wreck fascinating, reinforcing a sense of wonderment that this man was twice elected, and dread that he still has nine months left in office.
|Bank Says It No Longer Lends to
Courtesy of Obama DOJ's ‘Operation Choke Point’
The stories of two businessmen who recently were denied banking services because they sell firearms suggest a secretive government program called Operation Choke Point still affects industries across the nation that the Obama administration considered undesirable... The Daily Signal talked to both businessmen, who say they are being punished for their line of work despite efforts in Congress to end discrimination by banks against gun sellers.
|CBO Misses Its Obamacare Projection
by 24 Million People
Jeffrey H. Anderson
Based on the CBO's own numbers, it seems possible that Obamacare has actually reduced the number of people with private health insurance... it would appear that a net 9 million people have lost their private health plans, thanks to Obamacare – with a net 5 million people having lost employer-based plans and a net 4 million people having lost individually purchased plans.
|Obama-Backed Green Energy Company
After Getting Billions from Taxpayers
The Spanish green energy company Abengoa has filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy protection in the U.S. after getting billions of dollars from the Obama administration to build solar power and biofuels plants. Abengoa, which has gotten $2.7 billion in federal subsidies, filed for U.S. bankruptcy protection after already filing for bankruptcy in Spain.
|The Big Green Job-Killing Machine
"Another one gone," began the Lost Coast Outpost's report in late January. A.A. "Red" Emmerson, chairman of Sierra Pacific Industries, announced the permanent closure of its sawmill on Samoa Peninsula in Arcata, California - with the loss of 123 crew member jobs (and over 100 secondary jobs that depended on sawmill employment).
|Conservatives’ New Strategy to Curb
the Executive Branch, Administrative Power – Clarifying the
Administrative Procedures Act
“‘Chevron’ allows and even incentivizes agencies to stretch the law they administer beyond congressional intent to increase their own authority, and it blurs the line of separation between the branches,” said Sen. Chuck Grassley, the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee. “This has weakened our system of checks and balances.”
|Feds to Fine Schools for Not
Michelle Obama’s Lunch Rules
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service issued a proposed rule Monday to codify parts of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which was championed by Mrs. Obama. The regulation would punish schools and state departments with fines for “egregious or persistent disregard” for the lunch rules that imposed sodium and calorie limits and banned white grains.
|Second Judge Grants Discovery in
Clinton Email Lawsuit
Citing indications of wrongdoing and bad faith, a federal judge has overruled government objections by declaring that a conservative group is entitled to more details about how Hillary Clinton's private email account was integrated into the State Department record keeping system and why it was not searched in response to a Freedom of Information Act request.
|Wanting it Two Ways – Former
Clinton Email Claim ‘false on its face’ Yet Still Endorses Her!
A former Democratic senator on Friday dismissed Hillary Clinton´s claim that she used a private server for convenience as "false on its face." "She´s a government official. The law says the public has a right to know what´s going on," former Nebraska Sen. Bob Kerrey said in an interview with Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo.
Under Fire for ‘censoring’ Video of French President’s Speech By
Eliminating Interpreter’s Translation of the Words ‘Islamist terrorism’
The Obama administration is under fire for briefly censoring a portion of video footage in which French president Francois Hollande uttered the phrase ‘Islamist terrorism’ – a pairing of words that the president has consistently cut out of its homeland security lexicon. Calling the omission the result of ‘a technical issue with the audio,’ a red-faced White House re-posted an unedited version of the footage late on Friday.
|Germany: Muslims March In Streets
Shouting “With Allah’s Help, We Shall Conquer You!” – That’s
This is Turkey basically taking over Germany… a once great nation marred by a history of Nazism has now fallen to the fascists of the Caliphate. History is repeating itself only worse this time. The demonstration was also an “attempt to carry Turkish-Kurdish conflict to Germany” Der Westen reports.
|Air France Stewardesses Mutiny Over
Order to Wear Headscarves
The resumption of a thrice-weekly service between Paris and Tehran, planned for April 17 after an eight-year break, follows a thaw in relations since Iran agreed to dismantle large sections of its nuclear program.
|Fashion Mogul Pierre Bergé Hits Out
at ‘Islamic’ Clothing;
Designers Taking Part in the Enslavement of Women
The French businessman was for many years the life and business partner of designer Yves Saint Laurent, who died in 2008. Together they founded YSL. “Creators should have nothing to do with Islamic fashion. Designers are there to make women more beautiful, to give them their freedom, not to collaborate with this dictatorship which imposes this abominable thing by which we hide women and make them live a hidden life.”
|France: Exodus of 10,000
Millionaires Amid Rising Muslim Tensions
Rising tensions in France, especially in Paris following a series of Islamist terrorist attacks in 2015, have spurred an exodus of its super-wealthy citizens, a new report on migration trends of millionaires and high-net worth individuals across the world reveals. The report warns that other European countries, including the UK, Belgium, Germany and Sweden "where religious tensions are starting to emerge", will also see similar trends.
|Judge Rips Thug:
‘Black lives don't matter to black people with guns’
A Manhattan judge on Tuesday lashed into a Harlem man convicted of attempted murder – telling him that "black lives don't matter to black people with guns" before tossing him in prison for 24 to 26 years. "I have heard it, I know it, but the sad fact is in this courtroom, so often what happens is manifestations of the fact that black lives don't matter to black people with guns."
|College Endowments Under Scrutiny
The tax-exempt endowments of colleges and universities are coming under scrutiny in a presidential election year where the cost of higher education has become a top issue. Leading Republican tax-writers in Congress have sent questions to 56 private institutions with endowments of over $1 billion, giving them until April 1 to respond. The answers they receive could lead to legislation.
|California to Pay $5400 to Make
Poor Sick People Dead.
Yet They Can’t Find a Humane Way to Off Death Row Prisoners.
California Medical – its version of Medicaid – will pay $5400 for the drugs to make the suicidal terminally ill poor, dead. Worse, Medical recipients don’t have access to good cancer treatment and doesn’t pay well for palliative care. [h/t IHTM]
ending 27 March 2016
|Socialist or Fascist
It bothers me a little when conservatives call Barack Obama a “socialist.”
What President Obama has been pushing for, and moving toward, is more insidious: government control of the economy, while leaving ownership in private hands. That way, politicians get to call the shots but, when their bright ideas lead to disaster, they can always blame those who own businesses in the private sector.
|Islam – Facts or Dreams?
Andrew C. McCarthy
“In any broad sense, Islamic law offers the American lawyer a study in dramatic contrasts. Even casual acquaintance and superficial knowledge – all that most of us at bench or bar will be able to acquire – reveal that its striking features relative to our law are not likenesses but inconsistencies, not similarities but contrarieties. In its source, its scope and its sanctions, the law of the Middle East is the antithesis of Western law.” —Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson in forward to Law in the Middle East, 1955.
|Email Probe Enters New Phase as Formal FBI
Prosecutors Expect to Seek an Interview with Clinton Herself
Federal prosecutors investigating the possible mishandling of classified materials on Hillary Clinton’s private email server have begun the process of setting up formal interviews with some of her longtime and closest aides, according to two people familiar with the probe, an indication that the inquiry is moving into its final phases.
|How Clinton’s Email Scandal Took
From the earliest days, Clinton aides and senior officials focused intently on accommodating the secretary’s desire to use her private email account, documents and interviews show. Throughout, they paid insufficient attention to laws and regulations governing the handling of classified material and the preservation of government records, interviews and documents show.
|Brussels: Nuclear Officer Found
Dead, Security Pass Stolen
Belgium is on high alert after a security officer for a nuclear plant was found dead with his work pass stolen. The concerning development, which occurred on Thursday but was only reported today by Dernière Heure, comes after concerns the Brussels bombers had been plotting to create a radioactive “dirty bomb” that would scatter nuclear material in a crowded public place.
|Muslim Enclaves U.S.A.
Creeping Sharia / Ryan Mauro
It seems almost unthinkable, but Islamist groups are, as we speak, hard at work creating Muslim states-within-states in the U.S. Indeed, this process has been unfolding for a long time across the Western world, through the creation of isolated Muslim enclaves in both rural and urban areas, as well as through the designation of "no-go zones" where governments admit to having little authority over Muslims living there, essentially leaving them to function as autonomous regions. [Scroll for LIST]
Islamic Enclaves In America
Many Islamic leaders have repeatedly stated loud and clear that Islam will dominate the world. To achieve this goal, where Muslims migrate, frequently their leaders foster isolation from the native population. In these enclaves, or zones, they look to establish and enforce Sharia instead of the law of the land. Believe it, because it is happening here in the U.S. as well as the entire world.
Permit Approved for Muslim-only Enclave in Little Rock
A branch of the Nation of Islam has received permission from a local planning commission to build an Islamic community to include a mosque, a school, 22 homes, and the adhan call-to-prayer broadcast by loudspeaker five times a day. It appears the community will be open only to Muslims.
The United States and Islam: What Is Going On?
The irony is that no major power in recent history has gone out of its way as has the United States to help, respect, please and, yes, appease Islam. And, yet, no other nation has been a victim of vilification, demonization, and violence on the part of the Islamists as has the U.S.
|John Kerry Meets with Marxist FARC
Terrorists in Cuba
The news that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with leaders from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, this week has highlighted the sense that a peace accord between the rebels and the Colombian government now looks almost inevitable. But while the international community applauds the approaching end of 50 years of civil war, reactions to the meeting in Colombia have underlined that support for the peace talks at home should not be taken for granted.
Contempt for Liberty
Obama Compares America's Revolution to Cuba's
As heirs of that legacy, forgive us if we take great umbrage with the latest pronouncement from Barack Obama: “Here’s my message to the Cuban government and the Cuban people. The ideals that are the starting point for every revolution – America’s revolution, Cuba’s revolution, the liberation movements around the world – these ideals find their truest expression, I believe, in democracy.”
|Federal Court Rebukes IRS for Tea
Orders Release of Secret List
A federal appeals court spanked the IRS Tuesday, saying it has taken laws designed to protect taxpayers from the government and turned them on their head, using them to try to protect the tax agency from the very tea party groups it targeted. The judges ordered the IRS to quickly turn over the full list of groups it targeted so that a class-action lawsuit, filed by the NorCal Tea Party Patriots, can proceed.
|New Documents Raise Questions on
Benghazi, Clinton Foundation;
276 Pages of Documents Withheld for Nearly 3 Years
In September 13, 2012 [2 days after the Benghazi attack], al-Magariaf advisor Dr. Fathi Nuah wrote to the Clinton Foundation's Director of Foreign Policy Amitabh Desai: "Dr. Almagariaf will be addressing the United Nations this September in New York as the Libyan Head of State, and he expressed a wish to meet President Clinton and to participate at the Clinton Global Initiative meeting for New York as well."
Docs Reveal Coordination Between State Dept., Clinton Nonprofit
Documents released on Tuesday reveal that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's staff at the State Department coordinated with staff at the Clinton Global Initiative to help her thank the nonprofit's donors for their "commitments." The information, obtained by Judicial Watch through a FOIA request, includes emails from 2009 that were exchanged between prominent staff members at both organizations.
|Why the Obama-Che Photo Was Even
Worse Than It Looked
One of the first places I visited on a government-sanctioned "educational" tour to Cuba several years back was the Plaza de la Revolucion, a hideous expanse of concrete at the center of Havana that makes, say, Tiananmen Square look positively charming. It was there that President Obama was featured in that now-infamous photo in front of a giant mural of Che Guevara.
Politicized the Courts?
The Supreme Court must not reinterpret the Constitution. If what might prompt the activists to vote in favor of one side or the other in a case before the Court is something that is indeed a good thing for the country, and passes the standard of constitutionalism, then it must be sanctioned by an act of Congress, not the courts.
Six-Year Anniversary Checkup
When he signed the bill six years ago, Obama said, “This legislation will … lower costs for families and for businesses and for the federal government, reducing our deficit by over $1 trillion in the next two decades. It is paid for. It is fiscally responsible. And it will help lift a decades-long drag on our economy.”
Chelsea Hits Obamacare's 'Crushing Costs'
Says Mother May Fix with Executive Order
A video shows Chelsea Clinton blasting the "crushing costs" of President Barack Obama's signature legislation. In the video, Chelsea Clinton tells a crowd that her mother, Hillary Clinton, is open to using executive action to reduce "crushing costs" of Obamacare.
Admits Her Energy Plan Will Destroy Jobs
Hillary Clinton is now on record admitting her "green" energy policies will "put a lot of coal miners" out of their jobs. "I'm the only candidate which has a policy about how to bring economic opportunity using clean renewable energy as the key into coal country," Clinton said. "Because we're going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business."
|Shocking! She Lied!
PolitiFact: Clinton Claim on Small Donors is 'Mostly False'
Following victories in Florida, North Carolina, Ohio and Illinois, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton thanked her supporters – especially those who have given small amounts of money to her campaign. "Keep contributing at hillaryclinton.com. Please, please join the 950,000 supporters who already have contributed, most less than $100, because our campaign depends on small donations for the majority of our support," Clinton said.
|Testimony: Border Arrests of
Afghans and Pakistanis
Have Skyrocketed This Year – Agents Fudging Statistics
Brandon Judd... also told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's Subcommittee on National Security that he has witnessed U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials fudge alien apprehension statistics by low-balling the number of "got aways" – illegal border-crossers who enter the country but avoid being apprehended by border agents.
|California Allows Non-Citizens to
Vote, Which is Illegal,
So Every California Vote should be Disqualified
The official number of illegal aliens in the state of California is nearly 3 million. We can estimate the number to be more than double this amount in reality. In 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown (D-CA) signed a bill giving full voting rights to illegal aliens. This gives them the right to vote in all elections from a local level to national elections, including that of choosing who will become President.
|Obama’s Latest Fraud:
‘Economic Recovery’ Disproven In Just 9 Federal Reserve Charts
Jerome R. Corsi
The nine charts illustrate that Obamanomics has dramatically increased both consumer and government debt; driven U.S. workers out of the labor force in a manipulation of statistics designed to allow the Bureau of Labor Services to report an unemployment rate that is artificially low; increased health-care costs despite the passage of the Affordable Care Act; and produced a questionable economic recovery, with U.S. growth rates still hovering at near-recession levels of economic stagnation.
|Why Capitalism is Great
A Counter-Argument to #ResistCapitalism
Paul Joseph Watson
President Obama has stoked controversy after he suggested to an audience of Argentinian youth that there was no great difference between communism and capitalism and that they should just "choose from what works". By resisting capitalism, socialists are embracing an economic system that guarantees poverty and misery for the most amount of people.
This 8-minute video is an engaging argument for the positive force capitalism is for those that live under such a system.
Univ. Professors Say in Open Letter
'All Lives Matter' is 'White Supremacy'
"The 'All Lives Matter' sign might seem to be a benign message with no ill intent, but it has become a rallying cry for many who espouse ideas of white supremacy and overt racism, as well as those who do not believe the laws should equally protect those who have a different skin color or religion," the professors wrote in a statement to the WCL [American University's Washington College of Law] community.
|Sheriffs Rip Obama Silence On
Say He Backs 'those that kill us'
For many police, it hasn't gone unnoticed that the president is quick to speak out on those killed by police, often rallying anti-police groups. "The president's underlying political philosophy is to keep supporters and advocates working against something, and not for something, and that is what is so distressing to law enforcement."
|Giant Texas Cross Sparks Atheist
Lifelong atheist Patrick Greene has a huge problem with a giant cross under construction alongside Interstate 37 in Corpus Christi, Texas – a city whose name literally means “Body of Christ.” “It’s tacky as hell,” Mr. Greene told me. The 230-foot tall cross is being erected on property owned by Abundant Life Fellowship – paid for by donations.
|Oh my! California Reservoirs are
The El Niño-fueled storms that have swept through Northern California in recent weeks have swelled some of the state’s largest reservoirs to encouraging levels even as the state's drought persists. One of the biggest beneficiaries has been Lake Shasta, a keystone reservoir of the Central Valley project, which serves California growers.
Week ending 20 March 2016
National Security Establishment ‘Uprising’ Over Emails
Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is facing an “uprising” in the national security establishment prompted by long-standing anger about her cavalier handling of classified materials and government secrets... “There’s just this kind of ‘just-the-facts approach’ out of the national security establishment on this,” [Tom] Fitton told TheDCNF. “I don’t see Mrs. Clinton escaping prosecution here.”
We need to remember that Islam may be recessive at times, active at others, but its essence cannot be changed. It is like a volcano that never goes extinct and we are wrong to regard its dormant phases as final. It is always ready to erupt. You cannot reform or re-interpret a volcano, and unless you keep a distance you always risk being buried in the lava of its natal ferocity.
|Dinesh D'Souza: My New Film Hillary's
Could Earn Me 'Life in Prison'
D'Souza described the film, Hillary's America, as a sordid history of the Democratic Party from the very beginning all the way through Hillary Clinton. "The Democrats want us to believe they're the party of equal rights and human rights and civil rights. The truth is the Democrats are the party of slavery, and Indian removal, of broken treaties and the Trail of Tears, they're the party of segregation and Jim Crow and lynching...
|Hillary’s America trailer|
|Hillary Clinton Silent on Honoring
Bush-Congress Commitments to Israel
Marco Rubio’s withdrawal from the Presidential race this week will not relieve Hillary Clinton from affirming or disavowing the following pledge made by Rubio during his failed campaign: The terms of Bush’s letter – dated 14 April 2004 – were overwhelmingly endorsed by the House of Representatives 407-9 on 23 June 2004 and the Senate 95-3 on 24 June 2004.
|Iran Reportedly Recovers Thousands
of Pages of Information from
Seized U.S. Sailors' Devices
The report quotes Gen. Ali Razmjou, a naval commander in the powerful Revolutionary Guard, as saying that information filling about 13,000 pages was retrieved from laptops, GPS devices and maps. He said the move falls within Iran's rights under international regulations, and that the information recovered could be used in "various fields."
|Gates: Obama Ignored NSC's
Unanimous Advice On Egypt to
Be On the 'Right Side of History'
Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates revealed that President Barack Obama disregarded the near unanimous advice of the national security team and decided to depose then-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak because he wanted to be on the "the right side of history." Gates recalled one of the most egregious incidents, in which Obama decided to follow the advice of three national security junior backbenchers, rather than an entire team of experts.
|Despite a "Terror Recruitment
Obama Continues Importing Nearly 1,000 Somalis Each Month
Despite fears that dozens of Somali immigrants have disappeared from Minnesota communities and believed to have joined ISIS, Barack Obama's efforts to import more Somalis into the U.S. continues unabated. Over 700 Somali colonists arrive each year and are distributed into select communities around the country.
|Solar Plant Backed by Obama Admin
Could Be Shut Down for Not Producing Enough Energy
California regulators may force a massive solar thermal power plant in the Mojave Desert to shut down after years of under-producing electricity – not to mention the plant was blinding pilots flying over the area and incinerating birds. The Ivanpah solar plant could be shut down if state regulators don't give it more time to meet electricity production promises it made as part of its power purchase agreements with utilities.
Morningstar: Ivanpah Solar Plant May Be Forced to Close;
Obama Energy Deptartment Asks for More Time
The portion of the Ivanpah plant that supplies PG&E in 2014 generated 45% of the electricity the state commission expected under the power contracts, and 68% in 2015, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of federal data and state documents. The plant wasn't required to meet the full amount, under the confidential terms of the contracts, said Joe Desmond, a senior vice president at Oakland, Calif.-based BrightSource.
The Myth of Sustainable Power from Renewables
Institute for Energy Research
Two islands – one off Spain and one off Australia – are using renewable energy to supply power to their homes and industries in the hopes that they can be free of fossil fuels. Neither Tasmania nor El Hierro are able to provide electric power without using fossil fuels. And, in Tasmania's case, the institution of a carbon tax in Australia exasperated its energy crisis. In both cases, trying to move toward 100 percent renewable energy has been very expensive.
"Green" – The Status Symbol the Affluent Can Afford
That Costs the Poor
With "green" having become a status symbol, the affluent can afford it. Yet, their desire to "broadcast their own goodness" actually results in higher costs to those who can least afford it. Solar power is a great example. On the website for SunRun, a solar panel leasing company, through the story of customer "Pat," they even encourage the "green status symbol" as a sales feature.
Consumer and Enviro Groups ask FERC for Public Participation Office
More than 30 groups representing consumer advocates and environmental organizations have filed a petition asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to create an office of public participation. In 1978 Congress directed FERC to create the office, but it never happened.
|Oil Rich Venezuela to Shut Down for
a Week to
Cope with Electricity Crisis
Industry experts say the crisis could have been prevented had the government invested in maintenance at Guri and followed through on planned expansion of thermoelectric plants that run on fossil fuels in a country home to the world's largest oil reserves. They warn that electricity rationing will be necessary as temperatures rise and the rainy season remains weeks away.
|Climate Scientist Arrested for
Questions Now Arise if Research was Falsified As Well
Climate scientist Daniel Alongi has been indicted by the Australian government on charges of defrauding taxpayers out of $556,000 in false expenses since 2008. Alongi has already admitted to creating false invoices, credit card statements, and e-mails to cover his misappropriation of funds.
More 'settled science'
Plants Not Fazed by Global Warming, Reports Nature Study
The study shows that trees are able to adapt their respiration rates to long-term temperature increases more effectively than earlier short-term studies found, indicating that plants are likely to play less of a role than previously suggested in speeding up global warming through accelerated respiration and CO2 emissions as the world warms.
"Carbon Pollution" Claptrap
Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser
When will the governments (and their all too numerous "useful idiots" of the media) state the unadulterated truth to the people? Carbon (like in wood, coal, oil, natural gas) is an energy source – not a "pollutant" Presumably, any government has the right to levy a tax on anything they want. In that sense, a tax on "carbon" or any energy source would be no different than a tax on food or clothing; it's all coming out of your pocket.
|Nest of Vipers: Brussels and the
Rot at the Heart of the EU
Even before the wave of "migrants" – actually, foot soldiers of the Muslim ummah on their way to the conquest of Christendom – Europe had a Muslim problem. (When hasn't it?) And the coming of the quasi-fascist thugocracy of the European Union has only made it more possible for them to get inside the tent and move around freely inside Europe.
|Why Socialists Need Capitalism:
Best Explanation So Far
Have you heard of the shocking and terrifying diaper gap that is now dividing this nation? It is said to be so dire that the White House is urging immediate government assistance to buy baby diapers. Philosophically, this puts disposable plastic consumer products in the category of inalienable rights guaranteed by the government: among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Diapers.
|Voter Anger Explained – In One Chart
Mark Muro and Siddharth Kulkarni
That a lot of voters are angry this year is a truism. What's less clear as the campaigns head for big states like Ohio and Florida is the source of the anger. The Rust Belt geography of the nation's anger suggests another, perhaps deeper, explanation for the populist rage that has driven Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders victories in primaries from New Hampshire to Michigan.
|Puerto Rico's Fiscal Crisis Has
Been Brewing for 75 Years;
Conditions Need to be in Place Prior to Any Tax Payer Bailout
There is plenty of blame to go around for Puerto Rico's fiscal crisis, and it can be directed toward both Washington and San Juan. But at least one cause might surprise you: the New Deal. While most of the New Deal's nationalized industries and state-run monopolies were wisely rolled-back after the Great Depression, many remain in Puerto Rico, at great cost.
|Pentagon Erroneously Withheld $78
Combat Wounded Veterans Over 25 Years
The Pentagon has been deducting money erroneously from combat-wounded veterans’ severance pay for 25 years, an error officials knew about for years and that might have affected upwards of 13,000 troops, according to lawmakers and a veterans advocacy group. Now lawmakers are trying to return the money – estimated to be $78 million – through a bi-partisan bill introduced Thursday.
|Bible Bonfire: ISIS Video Shows
Christian Books Being Destroyed,
Adds Fuel to Genocide Debate
The video was made by ISIS' "morality police". It comes as the U.S. is deliberating over whether to label the terrorist group's actions in Iraq as genocide, a term that has important ramifications under international law. "It's another example that ISIS means what they say," David Curry, CEO of Open Doors USA, told FoxNews.com. "That's what makes the debate so powerful. They want elimination and they are very serious."
|Yes "genocide" Designation is
Critical to Protect Christians but
Team Obama Must Do More
The Obama administration finally took an important first step toward protecting Christians and other minorities who are being slaughtered by ISIS – the Islamic State. While the genocide designation is an important first step, we must continue to urge the Obama Administration to comply with its moral and international responsibilities in the face of genocide.
|Radical Islamist Herdsmen Kill 500
Nigerian Christians Over Month;
Villagers Afraid to Bury Their Dead
Radical Muslim Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria have killed close to 500 predominantly Christian farmers in Benue state in central Nigeria in a series of attacks over the last month, and are reportedly still hiding out among villagers, making survivors too afraid to return and bury the dead.
|ICE Report on Obama's Open Borders
124 Illegals Released from Jail Later Charged in 138 Murder Cases
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has revealed that 124 illegal immigrant criminals released from jail by the Obama administration since 2010 have been subsequently charged with murder. A Center for Immigration Studies report on the data from ICE to the Senate Judiciary Committee added that the committee is not releasing the names of the murder suspects.
|South Carolina, New York State
Consider Refugee Registries
Registration bills are being proposed in both New York State and in South Carolina, where if refugees commit an act of terrorism, their sponsors, under the bill, could be held liable. The South Carolina lawmakers say they are less concerned about a possible constitutional challenge than a possible terrorist threat coming to the state.
|Massachusetts: Illegals Held In
Vicious Framingham Rape
Federal immigration officials are requesting detainers on four illegal aliens accused of a heinous attack on a Framingham couple in which the woman was raped and her boyfriend was beaten and threatened with death, the Herald has learned. Two of the illegals had previously been deported to Guatemala, said Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Shawn Neudauer.
‘Undocumented’ Are Running Amok with No Recourse
So now we find out the four “Framingham men” charged with grabbing an American woman off the street and then raping her in front of her boyfriend last weekend are in fact illegal aliens from Guatemala. At least two of these young fellas, as Deval Patrick used to call them, have been deported at least once, but then sneaked back into the country.
|Jake Tapper Asks Journalists
Traveling to Cuba with Obama to
Look Up Assata Shakur
Shakur is a cop-killing fugitive who escaped from prison in 1979 and fled to Cuba in 1984, where she received political asylum. Though Shakur, a former Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army member, has been in exile since before many Black Lives Matter activists were born, she has been hailed as a “freedom fighter,” her named invoked as a symbol of social justice.
Castro fails to meet Prez
|Missouri Leftist Arrested for
Punching a Police Horse During Protest
After police verbally instructed the protesters back onto the sidewalk, the crowd continued moving forward and mounted officers moved into position to block the crowd. Police said that's when the suspect, April J. Foster, 29, approached an officer and his horse, Dan, and began screaming in the horse's face in an attempt to scare him. When that did not work, Foster reportedly slapped the horse in the face with an open hand.
Week ending 13 March 2016
FBI Makes Waves for WH and Dems
The FBI's demand that Apple help unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino killers has outraged Silicon Valley, a significant source of political support for President Obama and Democrats. Comey, meanwhile, has stirred tensions by linking rising violent crime rates to the Black Lives Matter movement's focus on police violence and by warning about "gaps" in the screening process for Syrian refugees.
Colleges Be Saved?
Should There Be National College Exit Tests?
Victor Davis Hanson
The public is steadily losing confidence in undergraduate education, given that we hear constantly about how poorly educated are today's graduates and how few well-paying jobs await them. The cost of college is a national scandal. Collective student loan debt in America is about $1.2 trillion. Campus political correctness is now daily news. How could higher education be held accountable and thereby be reformed?
|Report: Taxpayers Haven't Received
a Single Dollar of
$1.2 Billion in Loans from Failed Obamacare Co-Ops
Not one of the failed co-ops under Obamacare has repaid a single dollar of the $1.2 billion in federal loans they received, according to a majority staff report produced by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. "The Subcommittee obtained the failed co-op's most recent financial statements, and those statements show that none of the failed co-ops have repaid a single dollar, principal or interest, of the $1.2 billion in federal loans they received" ... "It is unlikely they will pay any significant fraction back."
The Warning Signs the Obama Administration Ignored About
Failed Co-Ops, Senate Report Says
The company, Deloitte Consulting, hired to evaluate the co-ops' business plans and loan applications, specifically pointed to issues with the financial forecasts submitted by the nonprofit insurance companies. The consulting firm's warnings were ignored by the Department of Health and Human Services, according to the subcommittee's report.
Includes list of failed co-ops by state.
|Republicans Deal a Blow to the IRS
Speaker Paul Ryan
Millions of Americans are filing their taxes this month – and getting a good reminder of why they despise the IRS. But thanks to the Republican majority in Congress, the IRS is being forced to start cleaning up its act. When the IRS scandal broke, Congress demanded answers from the agency’s top officials. Were they targeting groups for their religious and political beliefs?
|Source: Clinton IT Specialist
Server Details to FBI, ‘Devastating Witness’
“Bryan Pagliano is a devastating witness and, as the webmaster, knows exactly who had access to [Clinton’s] computer and devices at specific times. His importance to this case cannot be over-emphasized,” the intelligence source said. The source ... said Pagliano has provided information allowing investigators to knit together the emails with other evidence, including images of Clinton on the road as secretary of state.
Here Are the 23 Classified Memos
Sidney Blumenthal Sent to Hillary Clinton
Sending nearly two dozen sensitive emails makes Blumenthal, a former journalist and aide in the Bill Clinton White House, one of Clinton's most prolific sharers of classified information. The Democratic presidential candidate herself sent 104 emails containing classified information, The Washington Post found.
Lynch Indicates DOJ Not Required to Charge Clinton
Attorney General Loretta Lynch indicated Wednesday that the law doesn't require the Justice Department to pursue criminal charges against Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email system, even if the FBI recommends criminal charges. Lynch was asked in a hearing by Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, what her department would do if the FBI were to recommend that step.
|Benghazi Victim’s Mother: ‘Special
Place In Hell’ for People Like Hillary,
‘I Hope She Enjoys it There’
Patricia Smith, whose son Sean was killed in the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, responded to Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's statement about her being “absolutely wrong” by saying there's “a special place in hell” for people like Clinton “and I hope she enjoys it there” on Thursday's broadcast of the Fox Business Network's Intelligence Report with Trish Regan.
|Dinesh D’Souza's Trailer for
Hillary's America is Simply Astonishing
Dinesh D‘Souza is a man who has paid a heavy price for his political activism, yet it has not slowed him down in the slightest. And now, as America stands at risk of seeing Hillary Clinton assume the power of the presidency, D‘Souza is back to remind us not only of what motivates Hillary to seek power, but what has motivated the Democratic Party throughout its entire history.
|FLASHBACK: Hillary Clinton On Black
"We must bring them to heel."
Trump Told CNN’s Anderson Cooper He Thinks “Islam hates us” and it’s
“hard to separate” the Religion from Radical Offshoots
When Cooper asked if hate was “in Islam itself,” Trump said: “You’re going to have to figure that out, OK? It’s radical, but it’s very hard to define; it’s very hard to separate because you don’t know who’s who.” Islamic sources undoubtedly tell Muslims to hate, even kill, non-Muslims. That would be “us.” Jihad Watch provides evidence directly from the Koran:
|Sanders Campaign Says
This Photo Proves Clinton Broke Rules During Univision Debate
A Bernie Sanders aide told Fox News' Ed Henry that a picture of Secretary Hillary Clinton backstage with her campaign aides during a commercial break shows that she broke the rules during Wednesday's Univision debate.
|Hillary consistently holds herself above ALL rules.|
|U.S. Dept. of Justice Interfering
In Public Schools
The Department of Justice is moving swiftly by implementing a new enforcement effort that will follow up any investigations with possible prosecutions for what they say has been backlash to Muslims since 9/11, particularly Muslim Students in public schools. DoJ Civil Rights division head Vanita Gupta states the new crackdown “Combating Religious Discrimination,” will focus on fighting the harassment and acts of violence towards Muslim children, or children “perceived” to be Muslim while attending school.
|EPA Plans to Track Energy and Water
Use of Office Workers;
This is Well Beyond EPA’s Purpose and Mandate
The EPA is spending nearly $300,000 to develop technology that will track the energy and water use of office buildings, with a colored light bulb system that will send “visual messages” to employees when they are using too much. Lucid Design Group, a California-based software company, received the funding from the agency with the goal to “change the habits” of Americans at work.
|This in addition to
|Flint Should Look to the City Next
Door for the Solution to
Safe Drinking Water
Purposely held back from the good residents of Flint, Michigan by Democratic Party politicians landing like crows to carrion on their city before Tuesday’s Michigan primary seeking to turn public anger to Democrat votes, this little gem: it’s not the water that’s the problem, but the archaic, rusted, lead-letting iron pipes carrying water into Flint homes that is.
|It’s the pipes, stupid!|
|Last-ditch Assaults on Affordable
Obama and Allies Double Down on Energy Fantasies
Separating reality from ideology and political agendas is difficult, but essential, if we are to revitalize our economy and help the world's poorest families take their rightful places among Earth's prosperous people. Energy reality is certainly in our favor. But ideological forces are powerful and persistent.
Oregon Bans Coal-Fired Power,
Effectively Hiking Electricity Prices
Oregon passed legislation this week requiring the state to shut down coal power plants and use fewer hydroelectric dams, a move critics of the bill say effectively bans cheap electricity. Gov. Kate Brown signed the bill into law Tuesday, which mandates that Oregon eliminate all coal power plants within its borders by 2035, and requires the state’s two largest utilities to increase their share of green power to 50 percent of the state’s demand by 2040.
AG Lynch: DOJ Has Discussed Whether to Pursue Legal Action
Against Climate Change Deniers
"This matter has been discussed. We have received information about it and have referred it to the FBI to consider whether or not it meets the criteria for which we could take action on," Lynch said at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Justice Department operations.
Feds Spent $412,930 Studying Gobbledygook:
'Relationship Between Gender and Glaciers'
"Merging feminist postcolonial science studies and feminist political ecology, the feminist glaciology framework generates robust analysis of gender, power, and epistemologies in dynamic social-ecological systems, thereby leading to more just and equitable science and human-ice interactions," the paper said. Got it?
Obama: U.S. Responsible for Climate Change
The U.S. and Canada are responsible to a great degree for causing the Earth's temperature to rise and spurring climate change, President Obama said Thursday. "In some ways, as wealthier countries, we can probably adapt and manage better," Obama said. "On the other hand, we´re also those responsible for a lot of the carbon pollution that is causing climate change."
Banning Fossil Fuel Benefits
Nancy Pelosi doesn't realize natural gas is a fossil fuel. President Obama doesn't believe drilling can reduce oil prices. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders want to ban energy extraction on federal lands and fracking everywhere. Loretta Lynch and Sheldon Whitehouse are looking into using RICO to investigate and prosecute "climate change deniers." And none of them wants to acknowledge the huge blessings that oil, gas and coal continue to bestow on humanity.
|South Dakota Becomes 13th State to
Ban Late-Term Abortions
Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed a bill late Thursday that prohibits most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, making South Dakota the 13th state in the nation to ban late-term abortions. “The state has a compelling state interest in protecting the lives of unborn children from the stage at which substantial medical evidence indicates that they are capable of feeling pain,” the bill stated.
|Iraqi Priest – Whose Church Was
Begs U.S. to Call Slaughter of Christians Genocide
Chaldean Catholic priest Father Douglas Bazi spoke at the National Press Club Thursday calling on the U.S. State Department to recognize the genocide of Christians in the Middle East at the hands of ISIS. “I’m begging here--begging people of America to recognize it as a genocide," he said.
Kerry to Determine Whether ISIS Atrocities Are Genocide
As impatient lawmakers and religious groups step up calls for action, Secretary of State John Kerry is leaning toward making the determination and could do so as early as next week, when a congressional deadline for action has been set, according to several administration officials.
New Report Shows Irrefutable Evidence of Genocide
Against Christians by Islamic State
According to the Assyrian International News Agency, the nearly 300-page report, “Genocide against Christians in the Middle East,” resulted from a U.S. State Department request for specific evidence related to crimes committed against Christians by ISIS.
|Mosquitoes’ Rapid Spread Poses
Threat Beyond Zika
As the world focuses on Zika’s rapid advance in the Americas, experts warn the virus that originated in Africa is just one of a growing number of continent-jumping diseases carried by mosquitoes threatening swathes of humanity. [Never mentioned is the rapid spread of disease carrying mosquitoes since the unwarranted ban on DDT.]
|Sorry, Greenies: To Fight Zika,
Bring Back DDT
Time to use DDT maybe? Absolutely. As the scientist Robert Zubrin has noted, here is a pesticide that was used during World War II and later to kill mosquitoes and wipe out malaria and other diseases in the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia, saving hundreds of millions of lives.
|100 things you should know about DDT|
|Your Boss Wants to Know if You're
The Question Isn't Taboo in the Workplace Anymore
By one measure, nearly half of the largest U.S. businesses – under pressure to be inclusive as they compete for talent – seek to gather information on who on the payroll is homosexual, bisexual or transgender so better benefit plans can be designed and managers can consider diversity enhancing promotions.
|Pablo Serrano-Vitorino Captured:
Suspect in Five Deaths an Illegal Alien, Released via Immigration
Five people are dead, allegedly at the hands of an illegal immigrant named Pablo Antonio Serrano-Vitorino, who has been captured after a massive manhunt that followed a quadruple murder Monday night. The motive for Monday night's shooting is still unknown, as is the shooting death of a fifth man in a neighboring county while he was on the run.
Prepares $14M War Chest for Takeover of Federal Lands, a Major Step In
the State's Quest to Expand Access for State Managed Use
It's reportedly the first time the Beehive State has provided cash for litigation to seize about 30 million federal acres, namely tracts managed by the Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service. Utah officials say they could raise more revenues from the lands for education and reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfires, all without sacrificing opportunities for outdoor recreation and conservation.
|State Environmental Officials Say
Obama’s EPA Has
Overstepped Its Authority in Senate Testimony
West Virginia’s Randy Huffman testified that the EPA's flood of environmental regulations since President Barack Obama took office in 2009 chipped away at the Founding Fathers’ intent of “cooperative federalism” between the national and state governments. Instead of consulting state regulators when establishing new policies, Huffman said, EPA bureaucrats increasingly are imposing regulations through what is called federal guidance.
|States Fight Back Against EPA’s
Arkansas’ Department of Environmental Quality confirmed Wednesday it was halting the implementation of the EPA’s so-called Clean Power Plan (CPP) in the wake of the Supreme Court’s issuing of a stay against the rule in February. Arkansas joins 18 other states that are also not working on the CPP, including Texas and West Virginia – the two states leading the legal battle against the CPP.
|Family of Woman Killed In Crash Still Seeking
Pre-Trial Release of Honduran
For relatives and friends, closure is still elusive more than a month after the death of Sarah Root. Root died of injuries she sustained in a South Omaha crash on Jan. 31. The man authorities accuse of being responsible for the crash, however, remains at large.
|Democrat Senators Filibuster
Missouri 'Religious Freedom' Bill
A 39-hour Democratic filibuster in the Missouri Senate ended on Wednesday when Republicans forced a vote and approved a proposal to prohibit sanctions against groups and wedding vendors that discriminate against same-sex couples for religious reasons. The resolution to amend the state's constitution passed 23-9 after the majority Republican caucus used a parliamentary maneuver to end the filibuster.