Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah), who is pushing to defund any further funding of Obamacare in the upcoming spending measure to keep the government running into the new fiscal year, said Democrats lack the political will to shut the government down over Obamacare -- and risk not paying U.S. soldiers -- because the public does not support such divisive politics. In speaking about the issue on Sean Hannity’s radio show on Monday, Lee said, “We’re saying the House should pass something that says we fund everything else in government but this does not include Obamacare funding, and we’re stopping
Upon the death of the Marxist-inspired historian Howard Zinn in 2010, eulogies rang out from coast to coast calling him a heroic champion of the unsung masses. In Indiana, then-Gov. Mitch Daniels refused to join the chorus and instead sent emails to his staff wondering if the historian´s "execrable" books were being force-fed to Hoosier students. The recent revelation of these emails provoked an angry backlash. High-school teachers within Zinn´s vast network of admirers blogged their disapproval of the governor´s heresy, and leading professional organizations of historians denounced the supposed threat to academic freedom.
Immigration: As a torrent of new illegal immigrants inundates our southern border, some wealthy Americans fed up with a meddlesome federal government seek to abandon their citizenship. Is this any way to run a country? No joke: Things are so bad on the border with Mexico that U.S. federal agencies are putting up illegal border crossers in hotel rooms because Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) "processing centers" are so swamped they can´t house them all. A report by Fox News found that dozens of families crossing into San Diego have been put up in $99-a-night hotel rooms.
WASHINGTON — Six months after leaving her post as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton is jumping back into the public sphere. At the American Bar Association Conference today, Clinton announced a series of speeches to address high profile public policy issues including voting rights, which she addressed today. Next month in Philadelphia she plans to deliver remarks on the balance transparency in national security policies. A third speech will focus on the impact of U.S. national security policies on its reputation abroad. Devoting her first speech to what she called the “assault on voting rights,”
You might think it odd to put the question. Abraham Lincoln is one of that tiny number of statesmen who, in the public mind, have ascended above the political plane. [Snip] (I realise I’m rather behind the curve here--like a lot of people with children, I now get to see movies only on longhaul flights). Daniel Day-Lewis perfectly captures the ponderous frontiersman’s manner to which Lincoln’s contemporaries attest. Watching his portrayal, I was reminded of the way Karl Marx described his contemporary: ‘One of the few men to become great without ceasing to be good’ (possibly the
SAVANNAH, Ga. A federal judge Monday threw out race discrimination claims by a former Savannah restaurant manager whose lawsuit against Paula Deen has already cost the celebrity cook a valuable chunk of her culinary empire. Lisa Jackson sued Deen and her brother, Bubba Hiers, last year saying she suffered from sexual harassment and racially offensive talk (snip) But claims of race discrimination by Jackson, who is white, were gutted in the 20-page opinion by U.S. District Court Judge William T. Moore Jr.
Health Care: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid admitted last week that ObamaCare was just a first move toward a fully government-run single-payer system. This should not be a surprise. Some of us knew it all along. More than three years ago we were saying that "anyone who´s watched Democrats´ long campaign to ´reform´ health care knows the ultimate goal is to drive the private sector out of medicine." ObamaCare, we warned, "seems to have started the process." Even before ObamaCare was signed into law, we told anyone who´d listen it was a con to dupe the public.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri State Fair on Monday imposed a lifetime ban on a rodeo clown whose depiction of President Barack Obama getting charged by a bull was widely criticized by Democratic and Republican officials alike. The rodeo clown won´t be allowed to participate or perform at the fair again. Fair officials say they´re also reviewing whether to take any action against the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association, the contractor responsible for Saturday´s event. The entertainment during the bull riding contest featured a clown wearing a mask of Obama with an upside down broomstick
Left-of-center New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd recently penned a column about Hillary Clinton where in one sentence she — inadvertently to be sure — boldly underscored a problem with the 2008 presidential election and the coming election in 2016. Said Dowd: "Many Democrats are hungry to make history again, and they see the first woman president as the natural successor to the first black president." Really? Does the country truly want to make that mistake again? Should the main criterion for supporting someone for the highest office in the land
Sean Spicer, the communications director for the Republican National Committee (RNC), said conservative talk radio host Mark Levin should ask 2016 Republican presidential candidates questions in debates during the next election cycle. Appearing on The Wilkow Majority with guest host and Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125 on Friday, Spicer said that "the people who are out there talking to grassroots" should be asking Republican presidential candidates questions in the debates. "Mark Levin should ask the questions," Spicer declared. He mentioned outlets on the right like Breitbart News are reaching
The Third American Revolution has begun. Mark Levin’s The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic is the revolutionary blueprint millions of Americans have been waiting for. Released today, Levin leads the charge for “restoring constitutional republicanism and preserving the civil society from the growing authoritarianism of a federal Leviathan.” Carefully and powerfully written, the book uses the Constitution itself to illustrate how to reform the Constitution itself. To finally turn the tables on progressives and liberals — Statists, to use the term Levin has brought back to life — who have spent the last century slowly and not so
MOSCOW – Russia´s Interior Ministry, which controls the police force, confirmed Monday that the country´s controversial anti-gay law will be enforced during the Sochi 2014 Olympics. Confusion has reigned over how the country intends to act during the February 7-23 Winter Games after President Vladimir Putin signed legislation in June that bans the promotion of homosexuality to minors. The International Olympic Committee first claimed it had received assurances from top government officials that Sochi 2014 athletes and guests will not be affected, prompting Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko to insist no one is exempt from the law. "The law enforcement agencies
Air cushioning: That´s the high-concept technology behind the high-speed transit concept that billionaire Elon Musk calls the Hyperloop. Musk - who already plays leading roles in the SpaceX rocket venture, the Tesla electric car company and the SolarCity solar-energy company - unveiled what he has called the "alpha" version of the Hyperloop plan in a blog post on Monday. (snip) The plan is aimed at cutting the travel time between San Francisco and Los Angeles to a half-hour, at a price that´s less than an airline ticket between those two cities.
DES MOINES, Iowa — An animal welfare group intent on sending a message in support of veganism hid until closing time then poured red paint over the Iowa State Fair´s butter cow. But the damage was quickly scraped away and visitors never knew the iconic sculpture had been damaged. Iowans for Animal Liberation claimed responsibility for the attack in a news release emailed Sunday night, saying members hid in the cavernous Agriculture Building on Saturday night and emerged after the fair closed for the day. They then broke into a refrigerated room where the sculpted cow
For the past two months, I have intermittently been barred from Facebook. The first time it happened was in June, when I tried to post my Israel Hayom column. Suddenly, a window popped up, telling me that inappropriate material had been found on, and removed from, my page. I was warned that if I continued violating Facebook’s “community standards,” I would be banned from the social network for good. The notice included a link specifying these standards, and a demand that I click to
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown is embroiled in potentially costly lawsuit over a Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger-era real estate deal gone bad. At the center of the legal battle is the Golden State Portfolio, a collection of 11 state office buildings, including two in downtown Los Angeles, that Schwarzenegger agreed to sell to investors for $2.3 billion before leaving office at the end of 2010. Schwarzenegger launched the deal to help fill a $25-billion deficit in the recession-racked state budget. But Brown, who took over in January 2011, promptly canceled the sale. He called it a waste of money
California has become the first state to enshrine certain rights for transgender K-12 students in state law, requiring public schools to allow those students access to whichever restroom and locker room they want. Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that he had signed AB1266. The new law gives students the right "to participate in sex-segregated programs, activities and facilities" based on their self-perception and regardless of their birth gender. Supporters said the law will help reduce bullying against transgender students. It comes as the families of transgender students have been waging local battles with school districts around the country
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) on Monday signed into law one of the nation’s most wide-ranging Voter ID laws. The move is likely to touch off a major court battle over voting rights, and the Justice Department is weighing a challenge to the new law. The measure requires voters to present government-issued photo identification at the polls and shortens the early voting period from 17 to 10 days. It will also end pre-registration for 16- and 17-year-old voters who will be 18 on Election Day and eliminates same-day voter registration. Democrats and minority groups have been fighting
RUSH: While we´re on the subject, have you heard about this thing that happened at the Missouri state fair? "Missouri State Fair officials and politicians on Sunday condemned the performance of a rodeo clown who donned a mask resembling President Barack Obama during Saturday’s bull riding competition." Apparently the clown´s name, Perry Beam, rodeo clown, wore an Obama mask during the bull riding at the Missouri state fair, which is in Sedalia. "A tempest over the incident erupted after a website reported a Facebook account of it.
With streaming television becoming more and more popular, and providers like Aereo making an end-run around cable and satellite providers, a lot of attention is being paid to the future of bundled cable. In a world of growing choices and a weak, jobless economy, how long can something last that charges customers a ton of money for dozens of channels they never watch? Bundled cable is, in my opinion, one of the greatest hustles ever perpetuated against the American people. The worst part is how it works as a kind of affirmative-action program for left-wing programming that likely
EDGARTOWN, Mass. — President Barack Obama is playing golf despite rain that is dampening the second day of his Martha´s Vineyard vacation. Before leaving his rented home in the town of Chilmark on Monday, the White House says he was briefed by national security adviser Susan Rice, who accompanied the president on vacation. The White House released a photograph of the two sitting across from each other at a table and dressed in what appeared to be gym clothes. Obama is playing at the Vineyard Golf Club in Edgartown with Washington power broker Vernon Jordan,
Many are asking questions about the silence from civil right "leaders" such as Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rev. Al Sharpton about the recent beating of a white student by three black classmates on a Florida school bus, given their role in turning the Trayvon Martin case into a national civil rights controversy. I caught up with Rev. Jackson at Chicago’s annual Bud Billiken Back-to-School Parade on Saturday. Here was Jackson´s full, unedited response: Breitbart News: Rev. Jackson, can you comment on the recent beating that happened between three black kids that beat up the kid on a school bus?
RUSH: The left´s agenda just keeps marching. You´ve got Dingy Harry. Dingy Harry says that we are, what, just one set up away from single payer, what we´ve always wanted. Dingy Harry´s out there complaining about how health care became an employer benefit in World War II, that if that hadn´t happened, we´d already be at single payer. So the Democrats are marching on with Obamacare, salivating over having it become single payer, government-run. All of the chaos that´s happening in the health care and health insurance fields is by design. It´s supposed to be a
RUSH: A couple stories on this new wave, if you will, of illegal immigration. First story, Fox News, Phoenix affiliate, Eyeball News, KSAZ. "A loophole is allowing hundreds of immigrants across the Mexico border in to the United States. Immigrants are being taught to use ´key words and phrases´ to be allowed to enter and stay in the country." Now, is this another outreach program by the US government? Somebody has to be behind this. Somebody has to be behind this program, and the USDA, Department of Agriculture, is advertising in Mexico
Anthony Weiner showed no signs of letting up in his bid for mayor on Sunday despite a poll revealing that he has hit a record high for unpopularity among New Yorkers. Weiner appeared at the annual Dominican Day parade in Manhattan, adding a somewhat maniacal presence to proceedings as he dashed around in a pair of bright red pants while clutching a bullhorn. [Snip] Weiner has set a new record with an 80 per cent unfavorable rating among New Yorkers, according to a Siena College poll this month, revealed Politico. However any signs that he may have been cowed by
Jesse Jackson hasn´t yet declared Zurich the new Selma, but from some of the news coverage you´d think Oprah Winfrey was the next Rosa Parks. The former TV-talk superstar experienced what New York´s Daily News calls "a disturbing racial incident" last month at "the posh Trois Pommes boutique" in Switzerland´s largest city. In Winfrey´s account, she wanted to examine a Tom Ford handbag and asked the clerk to retrieve it from its glass display case. "She says, ´No, it´s too expensive,´ " Winfrey told "Entertainment Tonight." "She said, ´No, no, no you want to see this