RUSH: We´re gonna start now and just trying to mix it all together here, folks. You don´t see what happens here. During the program, during commercial breaks, I for the stuff coming in here flying, it interrupts everything I have in order ready to go because it´s all new, so it takes precedence over what I´ve got planned. So I´m not teasing you and not getting this stuff on purpose just to hold you there. It´s just stuff comes in that takes press conference. I mean, I could tell everybody just shut down when the show starts, but then stuff
The Declaration of Independence declared that "all men are created equal," but the U.S. Constitution as originally ratified did not live up to that principle. By political necessity it permitted the continued enslavement of blacks and the attendant oppressive system of racial discrimination. Only after the Civil War, with the ratification of the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments, was this defect remedied, and the last two of those amendments were not meaningfully enforced until the culmination of the civil rights movement nearly a century thereafter. That, at least, is the common understanding. A different view was expressed at the Supreme
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Wednesday admitted defeat in the fiscal debate that resulted in the government shutdown and pushed the nation toward a default, saying it was a "good fight." (Snip) But blocking the bipartisan agreement reached today by the members of the Senate will not be a tactic for us," he added. "In addition to the risk of default, doing so would open the door for the Democratic majority in Washington to raise taxes again on the American people and undo the spending caps in the 2011 Budget Control Act without replacing them with better spending cuts."
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that stalled immigration reform would be a top priority once the fiscal crisis has been resolved. "Once that´s done, you know, the day after, I´m going to be pushing to say, call a vote on immigration reform," he told the Los Angeles affiliate of Spanish-language television network Univision. The president´s domestic agenda has been sidetracked in his second term by one problem after another. As he coped with the revelation of domestic surveillance programs, chemical weapons in Syria, and a fiscal battle that has shut down the U.S. government and threatens a debt default,
The auteur and the studio are at odds over the final cut of a $125 million biblical epic plagued by troubling reactions from audiences in New York (largely Jewish), Arizona (Christian) and Orange County, Calif. (general public). God gave Noah some very specific instructions on how to build an ark. But it seems there was no such clear voice of authority when it came to the making of Darren Aronofsky´s epic movie based on the Bible story. Multiple sources say that with test screenings of various versions producing worrisome results, Aronofsky and Paramount have been at odds over the version...
RUSH: So let´s go to the audio sound bites. I´ve got three of ´em here. This is on CNN, and they ended up carrying Ted Cruz´s little mini-press conference, which went on at the same time that Dingy Harry and Mitch McConnell were doing their kumbaya announcement of a great deal. You´ll hear Cruz and his remarks here, and then the anchor Wolf Blitzer gets mad that they´re covering Cruz, or he´s a little puzzled by it. Here it is. CRUZ: The deal that has been cut provides no relief to all the young people coming out of school who
As House Speaker John Boehner prepares to take up a measure Wednesday night that is expected to pass with a majority of Democratic support, conservatives who have opposed him in the past say his job isn´t in jeopardy. "I´ve actually been really proud of Speaker Boehner in the last 2½ weeks," said Rep. Raul Labrador, who voted with several others in a failed attempt to overthrow the Republican leader in January. “I don’t think Speaker Boehner has anything to worry about right now.” Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, the former chair of the Republican Study Committee, said there is “absolutely no talk” of
On CNN’s “New Day” on Wednesday, Robert Redford said congressional criticism of President Barack Obama is racially motivated. “Don’t get me started on that,” the left-leaning actor said when asked about political gridlock in Washington, D.C. “What I wanted to see [in Obama´s second term] is turning out to be a bit of a dream that never came true. I don’t envy [Obama´s] position. I think he is a good man. I think he is an intelligent man, a compassionate man who can’t function in that environment. That environment — it is so decrepit. It is so paralyzed. And the worst
A Circuit Courtroom decide in Ionia, Mich. threw out a lawsuit submitted by a newspaper editor versus six of her readers immediately after they complained about one particular of her tales. The tale that ran on Feb. 11, 2012 in the Ionia Sentinel-Standard was headlined, “Meth Labs Seized,” Wood Tv set 8 described. A sub-headline read, “Location was host to 2010 Republican rally.” In accordance to MLive, the original posting integrated a 2010 file image of the fundraiser, attended by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R). None of the 5 rally individuals pictured were connected to the bust of the meth
Seventh in a massive series on the media’s treatment of Hillary Rodham Clinton. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) is riding a compelling Hillary Rodham Clinton story. It’s not so much about her quite-possible presidential run. Nor is it about the Clinton family’s foundation. Nor Benghazi. It’s about how Clinton is attempting the impossible: Turning a speech into something approaching an off-the-record occasion. This morning, the former secretary of state was in Atlanta for a speaking engagement before the National Association of Convenience and Fuel Retailing (NACS). As the AJC reported yesterday, members of the media were barred from the session. Today it reported
RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, there´s so much out there that seems on the surface to be inexplicable. The problem in this country, as a majority of people recognize, I mean, look at this poll here. Look at this. It is a poll from the Pew Research Center. The bottom line: 81% of the people in this country are dissatisfied. Eighty-one percent are dissatisfied. Do you think they´re dissatisfied with Ted Cruz? Do you think they´re dissatisfied with the Tea Party? Do you think they´re dissatisfied with the opposition to Barack Obama? The Republican Party obviously thinks so, but that is
RUSH: There´s Ted Cruz on TV right now ripping this deal. I have to tell you, I admire the guy. He´s unflappable. You talk about... (hits table) I´m sorry, folks. I know that pounding the table... I´m not even pounding it. I´m just putting my hand on the table. I´m sorry for the distraction. I will try to limit it. He´s up there, he´s on TV, saying, "This deal isn´t any good. This deal doesn´t provide any relief to the American people. All this deal does is benefit Obama and Harry Reid." But we gotta be fair. Harry Reid didn´t get
Nobody expected that Barack Obama would be so inept. What to make of his astonishingly clumsy performance as President of the United States? His blatant reluctance to govern, his open disdain for Congress and the Constitution, his ill manners hardly befitting a national leader and reeking of a street tough, his open preference for infantile fun over grown-up duty, the arrogance he doesn´t even try to hide (indeed he seems to relish flaunting it), his whoppers, so numerous and blatant he could give the Clintons a run for their money... We were promised the moon and the sky, let alone
While the Senate was scrambling to hammer out its budget deal, President Obama was tending to other business on Wednesday -- meeting with the recently crowned Miss America. Nina Davuluri, the first Indian-American to have won the coveted beauty pageant, met with the president Wednesday when she visited the White House. "Had the pleasure of having a conversation with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office today!" Davuluri tweeted after meeting Obama. Sixty-four-year-old record-breaking endurance swimmer Diana Nyad was also spotted entering the West Wing on Wednesday. According to a tweet from White House AP reporter Josh Lederman,
NEW YORK-Who rules the streets? Some are beginning to wonder after a rash of incidents in the city organized by flash mobs. You can find all types of vehicles making their way around Manhattan. Last weekend, more than a thousand skate boarders cruised city streets in the annual Broadway Bomb. Hundreds of bikers could be seen in the road rage video that went viral a few weeks ago. Security expert Jonathan Gilliam told Fox 5 it is creating a safety hazard. Police say they´ve taken action to stop the rush of bikers and boarders that show up once the call
Democrats love to complain about the economic damage caused by both the 2011 and 2013 debt limit fights. But a quick look at recent history shows they only have themselves to blame. To understand why, turn back the clocks to December 2010, when Democrats still controlled the House and Senate Republicans were busy caving to Obama on everything from the New START nuclear agreement with Russia to ending the military´s "Don´t Ask, Don´t Tell" policy. Some on the left, including Brian Beutler who was then with Talking Points Memo, worried that the new Republican majority in the House would demand
Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas made comments to reporters after senators reached a deal to end the government shutdown and lift the debt ceiling. The transcript was provided by Federal News Service. SENATOR TED CRUZ (R-TX): Unfortunately, once again, it appears the Washington establishment is refusing to listen to the American people. The deal that has been cut provides no relief to the millions of Americans who are hurting because of “Obamacare.” The deal that has been cut provides no relief to all the young people coming out of school who can’t find a job because of “Obamacare.” It provides no
Los Angeles police Wednesday said that a 28-year-old suspect planted dry ice bombs around LAX as a prank. Dicarlo Bennett, a Servisair worker from Paramount, was arrested at his home Tuesday evening and booked on charges of felony possession and explosion of a destructive device near an aircraft, the Los Angeles Police Department said. He is accused of planting four dry ice bombs around Los Angeles International Airport. Deputy Chief Michael Downing, who heads the LAPD’s counter-terrorism bureau, said Bennett’s motive was a joke and that he was not a disgruntled employee.
MRCTV´s Dan Joseph had a question on his mind that he couldn´t shake: who bears the brunt of the blame for the government shutdown? Who really is responsible for the mess we´re in right now? Is it President Obama or former President George W. Bush? He decided to take these questions to the heart of our misery: Washington D.C. Despite the fact that "Dubya" has been out of office for the past five years, most of the respondents said former President George W. Bush is to blame for the shutdown. Why? Well, he apparently did a lot of bad stuff and had policies that only Barack Obama can reverse,
Washington — President George W. Bush told a Jewish gathering that he did not trust the Iranian regime to change its intentions toward Israel. “I will not believe in Iran’s peaceful intentions until they can irrevocably prove that it’s true,” Bush told the 1,200 guests at the gala of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, according to several people in attendance. “The United States’ foreign policy must be clear eyed and understand that until the form of government changes in Iran, it is unlikely that their intentions toward Israel will change.” The event, held Tuesday night at
The United States is now the world´s biggest supplier of oil overtaking the world number one, Saudi Arabia, according to latest output figures. A surge in US oil output, which includes natural gas liquids and biofuels, has swelled 3.2 million barrels per day (bpd) since 2009. The spike in oil production is the fastest expansion over a four-year period since Saudi Arabia´s output surge from 1970-1974, energy analysis firm PIRA said in a statement. It was the latest milestone for the US oil sector caused by the shale revolution, which has upended global oil trade. While still the largest consumer of fuel,
A new theory from author Ed Klein — who previously penned “The Amateur,” about President Obama’s White House leadership — suggests that senior adviser Valerie B. Jarrett orchestrated the chief executive’s strategies in the government shutdown. The New York Post reported that Ms. Jarrett held several late-night sessions with Mr. Obama at his residence and from there came the strategy of “no negotiation,” Mr. Klein believes.
U.S. government health officials are alerting doctors to the recall of an injectable drug after vials of it were found to contain bits of metal, cotton, and hair. B. Braun Medical Inc. issued the voluntary recall for its cefepime and dextrose antibiotic suspension used to combat pneumonia, urinary tract, skin, and abdominal infections. The Food and Drug Administration warned Tuesday that the visible particles could cause catastrophic problems including blood clots, stroke, and heart attack if injected. The drug was distributed to hospitals, pharmacies and medical suppliers nationwide, between February 4, 2013 and March 1, 2013.
Selbyville, Del. — Delaware officials are celebrating the state´s first health insurance exchange enrollee. Department of Health and Social Service officials have declared 59-year-old Janice Baker of Selbyville the first confirmed resident to enroll in the marketplace. It opened Oct. 1 as part of the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act. Baker said Tuesday that she started looking on Oct. 1 and, like many people, made several frustrated attempts to signup online and spent hours on the phone. But Baker says she had success once she cleared the browsing history, cookies and other temporary data on her computer.
While Democrats are being cast as the early winners in the deal to end the government shutdown and raise the debt limit, the White House doesn´t see itself as the victor. "There are no winners here," press secretary Jay Carney said at his daily briefing Wednesday. "We said that from the beginning, and we´re going to say it right up to the end because it´s true. The American people have paid a price for this." Earlier this month, a senior administration official told the Wall Street Journal that "we are winning" with a drawn-out shutdown, but the White House pushed back on that quote in much the same way that Carney did on Wednesday.