WASHINGTON– If the fact that the Obama Administration has blocked aging veterans from visiting the World War II memorial and denied death gratuity benefits for fallen warriors doesn’t seem to indicate contempt for our military, how about this most recent story? Army First Lieutenant Clint Lorance, a 28-year-old combat leader in the 82d Airborne Division from Celeste, Texas was recently found guilty of two counts of murder in Afghanistan and sentenced to 20 years in Ft. Leavenworth. The story of First Lieutenant Lorance has not been covered by a single major media source. In July 2012, Lorance was ordered to
A Catholic priest has gone to court, saying the partial government shutdown is preventing him from providing religious services– even voluntarily– on a U.S. military base. Father Ray Leonard filed a lawsuit Monday in federal district court in Washington, saying he "wishes to continue practicing his faith and ministering to his faith community free of charge... but has been told that he is subject to arrest if he does so." (snip) Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has since recalled some Defense Department workers, but civilian military chaplains were excluded.
President Barack Obama used his Saturday radio address to press for an end to "this Republican shutdown" and for an increase in the debt limit."It wouldn´t be wise," he said, "to just kick the debt-ceiling can down the road for a couple months, and flirt with a first-ever intentional default right in the middle of the holiday shopping season. Because damage to America´s sterling credit rating wouldn´t just cause global markets to go haywire; it would become more expensive for everyone in America to borrow money. Students paying for college. Newlyweds buying a home. It would amount to a new
President Barack Obama is demanding a $1.1 trillion "ransom"--or else he will not allow the debt ceiling to be raised. That´s the effective offer on the table from the president and Senate Democrats. They have now refused to pass a "clean" short-term debt ceiling hike unless Republicans agree to reverse the "sequester" spending cuts in the 2011 Budget Control Act that were enacted--at Obama´s suggestion--to end the last debt ceiling crisis. The president, who has invited congressional leaders to conduct talks at the White House Monday afternoon, still continues to insist that he "will not pay a ransom for Congress reopening
At a tea party rally in Washington Sunday billed as the “Million Vet March,” one idiot decided to bring Confederate flag, which was enough for liberals to paint the entire Republican Party as racist. Jane Barton @bollbar So Sarah Palin & Ted Cruz lead the KKK carrying the Confederate flag on the WH and I´m supposed to "respect" these NAZI SEDITIONISTS? Haha 9:35 PM - 13 Oct 2013 8 Retweets 2 favorites Reply Retweet Favorite Paul Bland @PblandBland Major rebranding 4 conservatives. Confederate flag at white house, Ted Cruz attacks birth control pill. What plans for next week? 9:25 PM - 13 Oct 2013 Robert Hawk @RobertHawk2
A two-week-long partial government shutdown originally blamed on a conservative Republicans´ demands for Obamacare to be defunded is now stalling because liberal Democrats want to see an end to planned spending cuts, it emerged today. Obama has consistently insisted that he is not willing to pay a Republican ´ransom´ as the deadlock continued but the reversal will see many Americans wondering who´s the real aggressor in the fiscal ´hostage-taking´ that the White House has decried for nearly a month. A budget impasse earlier in the year led to the so-called budget ´sequester´ which walled off tens of billions of dollars in planned
RUSH: Over the weekend there was this massive rally at the World War II Memorial, and Sarah Palin showed up, Ted Cruz showed up, Rand Paul showed up. There were people that clashed with the cops. They took down barricades blocking the World War II Memorial and they dumped them outside the White House. Now, this group was upset with the closure of memorials in Washington due to the shutdown stalemate and it was organized by something called the Million Vet March, but it soon took on a more political tone. According to NBC News, the president was in the White
The 56-year-old man fatally shot at a Jackson motel Sunday has been identified as bass angler James "Jimmy" Johnson, according to a statement from Bassmaster. Johnson was in Jackson to compete at the Bassmaster Central Open on Ross Barnett Reservoir scheduled to begin Oct. 17. (snip) Jackson police are looking for a black male suspect that appeared on security camera footage.
RUSH: Boehner offered Obama a clean debt ceiling bill. I mean everything Obama has asked for and he turned it down and said, "Nope, now you´ve got to do away with the sequester." And Boehner, poor Boehner, Boehner is -- by the way, I´m sorry. This is purely habitual. The table out here is not nearly as solidly attached to the wall, or the ceiling actually, as it is in Florida. Well, it´s a broadcast quality table. It´s just not anchored broadcast quality. Not a complaint, look, I do this by habit. I´m going to try to rein it in
Several dozen U.S. Army active duty and reserve troops were told last week that the American Family Association, a well-respected Christian ministry, should be classified as a domestic hate group because the group advocates for traditional family values. The briefing was held at Camp Shelby in Mississippi and listed the AFA alongside domestic hate groups like the Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazis, the Black Panthers and the Nation of Islam. A soldier who attended the briefing contacted me and sent me a photograph of a slide show presentation that listed AFA as a domestic hate group. Under the AFA headline is a photograph
RUSH: And greetings to you, music lovers, thrill-seekers, conversationalists all across the fruited plain. Rush Limbaugh and the EIB Network, and the Limbaugh Institute For Advanced Conservative Studies. Great to be with you, folks. We are coming to you today from Los Angeles. We´re here all week long, came out over the weekend. It´s just a nice little change of pace, a couple super secret meetings and so forth and some people to see that we haven´t seen in a while. We´ll be out here in our secret basement confines for the balance of the busy broadcast week. Now, we don´t
Adolfo Osma, a panel beater, lost an entire day of work only to buy four packages of precooked corn flour, a basic staple used to prepare many traditional Venezuelan dishes. Those four packages will only last for about a week, since he has eight mouths to feed at home. Osma lives in low-income Las Adjuntas sector, (southeast Caracas), but he had to leave his house early in the morning to look for the precious corn flour across the city, in the Catia sector (northwest Caracas). He knew he would not find anything in the first supermarket he visited: there was no
The Affordable Care Act’s insurance marketplaces have been a tale of two ITs. In states like Kentucky and Washington, consumers have used the new information technology systems to easily shop for health coverage. But they’re the exception. (Snip) Industry analyst Bob Laszewski surveyed health plans last week and reported back with pessimistic news: “Not more than about 5,000 individuals and families signed up for health insurance” through healthcare.gov as of last Monday, he concluded. “In the federal exchanges, the big market share guys were only getting about 20 [contracts] a day on October 7,” Laszewski told me,
Debbie and Larry Underkoffler launched a boutique staffing agency in what they call the worst economy ever, doing anything they could to stand out to potential clients. (Snip) Through years of hard work, they built North Georgia Staffing to the point it now has 18 full-time employees, whom the Underkofflers happily provide with generous health benefits. "We have very good employees, and we want to take very good care of them," Debbie Underkoffler said. But under ObamaCare, the Georgia company now faces a tough choice -- cover all of its temporary workers as well, or pay a hefty fine.
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), chair of the House Budget Committee, told conservative talk radio host Charlie Sykes Monday morning that House Republicans had demanded a one-year delay in Obamacare´s individual mandate, along with an end to congressional exemptions, while offering a six-week debt ceiling hike to allow room for negotiations on broader budget issues. The offer was made to President Barack Obama last Thursday. President Obama, said Ryan, listened but declined to respond. In the meantime, Ryan said, it became clear the president was negotiating separately to obtain more favorable terms from Senate Republicans, trying to "jam" the House Republicans
Aetna (AET)´s CEO gave a harshly critical review of the federal government´s Obamacare marketplace Tuesday, saying "there´s so much wrong, you just don´t know what´s broken until you get a lot more of it fixed." Asked on CNBC´s "Squawk Box" if he knew the roll-out of the federal Healthcare.gov website would be problematic, Aetna chief Mark Bertolini said his giant insurance company´s role as an alpha tester for the system gave it a sense of how many problems the health insurance marketplace was facing on the eve of launch. "We were pretty nervous as we got further along," Bertolini said.
A Libyan who has been held and interrogated for a week aboard a U.S. warship is now in New York awaiting trial on terrorism charges, U.S. officials said Monday. The Al Qaeda suspect, known as Abu Anas al-Libi, has been under federal indictment in New York for more than a decade. He’s due to stand trial over whether he helped plan and conduct surveillance for the bombings of U.S. embassies in Africa in 1998. Two U.S. officials said he arrived in New York on Saturday and has been held while he awaits an arraignment in federal court.
On the pages of The Washington Post, columnist Kathleen Parker (who poses as a Republican) compared the Republican Party to a fictional mafia crime family and refers to Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz as "Ted bin Laden," an obvious reference to the Osama bin Laden, the Islamist terrorist responsible for the murder of thousands of Americans: In trying to understand the Republican Party’s internal battles, it helps to think of Michael and Sonny. Corleone, that is. … That would be Ted Cruz, the Texas senator who grabbed headlines by speaking for 21 hours against Obamacare. Cruz is neither Michael nor
Former Obama Press Secretary Robert Gibbs joined the chorus of media voices slamming Obamacare‘s rollout Monday on Now With Alex Wagner, calling the launch of his old boss’ law “excruciatingly embarrassing.” Now an MSNBC contributor, Gibbs added the architects of the website should be fired for botching the site so badly: OBERT GIBBS: This is excruciatingly embarrassing for the White House and for the Department of Health and Human Services. This was bungled badly. This was not a server problem, like just too many people came to the website.
At the American Majority New Leaders Summit in West Chester, PA on 10/11/13, I asked Lt. Col. Allen West, former Congressman, distinguished Army career officer, Tea Party favorite and potential candidate for President in 2016 a three-part question. Given the Obama administration’s willingness to usurp powers Constitutionally mandated to Congress and their contempt for courts, did he believe that President Obama would go so far as to use a real or false-flag event as cause to abrogate Posse Commitatus, and use American troops against citizens on American soil?
Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Monday that people should be fired over the botched rollout of ObamaCare´s new insurance exchanges. "I hope they´re working day and night to get this done. And when they get it fixed, I hope they fire some people that were in charge of making sure that this thing was supposed to work," Gibbs said on MSNBC. "We knew there were going to be some glitches, but these are glitches that go way beyond the pale of what should be expected." Gibbs, formerly one of Obama´s top advisers, said the problems with healthcare.gov
President Obama will meet top congressional leaders on Monday at the White House amid signs that senators could be nearing a deal to end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling. Obama will meet with House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) at 3 p.m., a White House official said. Vice President Biden will attend as well. Reid and McConnell, who took the reins of the fiscal talks over the weekend, huddled for 30 minutes on Monday morning.
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would have given some childhood sex abuse victims more time to file lawsuits, after a heated opposition campaign led by the Catholic Church that stretched from Capitol hallways to Los Angeles church pews. In an unusually detailed three-page veto message released Saturday, the Democratic governor, a former Jesuit seminarian, said the bill raised questions of equal treatment of public and private employers. Pointing to a centuries-long tradition of limiting the period when legal claims can be filed, Brown said institutions should feel secure that "past acts are indeed in the past
Colorado Governor Democrat John Hickenlooper, still stinging from a recall vote that saw his party lose seats in the state senate last month after members of his party followed him off the cliff with radical gun control measures, is advising anti-2nd amendment activists to stay out of Colorado politics. A new round of recalls are expected to reach a state-wide ballot in the coming months and if they go the way of the last ballot, the Democrats will lose control of the Senate in the Rocky Mountain State. Hickenlooper believes Coloradans didn´t take kindly to a big city New York mayor like
Throughout the government shutdown and the debt ceiling fight, President Barack Obama and the Democrats have attempted to use the specter of economic collapse to force Republicans to make concessions. On Oct. 3, President Obama even attempted to talk stock prices down--"this time Wall Street should be concerned"--not caring about the damage he might inflict on investors, pensioners, and the economy in general. Now--with Republicans "on the run" in polls--National Public Radio (NPR), which has been a cheerleader for the Democrats throughout the debate, has admitted that there are attempts to drive stock prices down in an attempt to force