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Disney Channel child star Mia Talerico, 5,
targeted with online death threats
NY Daily News, by Chiderah Monde    Original Article
Posted By: US Veteran- 2/7/2014 9:35:40 AM     Post Reply
Police are investigating death threats against 5-year-old Disney Channel actress Mia Talerico. The "Good Luck Charlie" starlet has been the target of anonymous harassment and threats against her life posted online. "Good Luck Charlie," one of Disney´s most popular shows, recently made headlines for featuring the first openly gay couple on the network in a Jan. 26 episode. A lesbian couple was worked into the story line — and managed to cause outrage among conservative parenting groups — but the uproar will only be around one episode. It is unclear if any of the threats against Talerico were made in

Former IRS Chief: Democratic
Senator Made Us Do It
Wall Street Journal, by JAMES FREEMAN and BRIAN CARNEY    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 2/7/2014 9:25:39 AM     Post Reply
A Journal editorial yesterday noted the Obama argument that new IRS rules are intended to fix "confusion" in the law surrounding non-profit groups like the Tea Party organizations that have been targeted by the tax agency. But in a letter this week to new IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, Reps. Darrell Issa and Jim Jordan show that the new rule-making was politically motivated from its inception. In an interview with House investigators, former IRS Acting Commissioner Steve Miller was asked what the problem was in the law that needed to be fixed. He responded, "So I´m not sure there was a

The most dangerous woman in America
Powerline, by Scott Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/7/2014 8:56:44 AM     Post Reply
Cleta Mitchell may be the most dangerous woman in America. She is the prominent Washington attorney who represents several clients victimized by the criminal misconduct of the IRS over the past four years. She speaks with authority when she asserts, as she does in the video below, that the Obama administration is responsible for “lies upon lies” covering up the multifarious wrongdoing of the IRS. She gave a short course (seven minutes) for interested citizens at a House hearing yesterday. Listen to what she has to say. She knows what she is talking about. (Video) Reminder: The charge that Richard

  


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Rep. Donna Edwards Weirds
Out Washington
U.S. News & World Report, by Nikki Schwab    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/7/2014 8:45:23 AM     Post Reply
If there were superlatives doled out for the comedic performances at Wednesday night’s Washington Press Club Foundation annual dinner, the “most awkward” distinction would go to Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md. Edwards, this year’s Democratic comedy keynote, started out strong with a “Scandal” parody. She was Kerry Washington’s character Olivia Pope. The American president was the “Scandal” president Fitzgerald Grant. And the other man, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), made for a scandalous love triangle. The spoof was inspired by a real life photo of Edwards “kissing” Boehner during the Congressional Women’s baseball game. But then the Maryland Democrat decided to

Employers add 113,000 jobs in January
USA Today, by Paul Davidson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/7/2014 8:40:42 AM     Post Reply
The job market showed another weak gain last month as employers added 113,000 jobs, though weather may have distorted the employment picture for the second straight month. The unemployment rate fell to 6.6% from 6.7%, the Labor Department said Friday. Economists surveyed by Action Economics estimated 185,000 jobs were added last month, according to their median forecast. Cold weather was largely blamed for the disappointing 74,000 jobs added in December, a sharp drop from the average 200,000-plus monthly gains from August through November. Some economists expected a sharp bounce-back last month as workers kept home by the inclement December weather

Hate is the Force that Gives
the Left Meaning
Canada Free Press, by Daniel Greenfield    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 2/7/2014 8:34:23 AM     Post Reply
The American left has never had it this good. It has never had two terms of an unabashed and uncompromising leftist in the White House dedicated to its agenda functioning as a dictator without the military uniform, making and unmaking laws at a whim, siccing the IRS and Federal prosecutors on political enemies and transforming the country at a breathtaking pace. Obama is what generations of the left have dreamed of and worked toward. This is the flicker of hopethey kept alive after JFK’s assassination, the Nixon years, Carter’s collapse and the long stretch of Reaganomics. This is what Bill Clinton

Number of Obamacare sign-ups
is greatly inflated
Washington Examiner, by Byron York    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 2/7/2014 8:33:17 AM     Post Reply
Democrats from President Obama on down have been touting Obamacare´s sign-up numbers. Even after the system´s disastrous rollout, they like to point out, roughly three million people have signed up for private insurance, while 6.3 million have signed up for Medicaid. "Already, because of the Affordable Care Act, more than nine million Americans have signed up for private health insurance or Medicaid coverage," Obama said in the State of the Union speech. "Nine million." The number is a little larger now, since the figures are a few weeks old. But there is strong new evidence to suggest the administration´s claims are grossly

  


  

Canada proposes citizenship changes
BBC News [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/7/2014 8:26:16 AM     Post Reply
The Canadian government has proposed sweeping changes to its rules on citizenship. Under the plans, Canada would be able to revoke citizenship from dual nationals who have been convicted of terrorism, spying or high treason. Applicants would also have to pass a knowledge test and have proficiency in English or French. Immigration Minister Chris Alexander said citizenship should not be simply a "passport of convenience". [Snip] Other proposals for new applicants include having to wait six years to apply for Canadian citizenship instead of the current four.

More than a smidgen: IRS
whistleblower´s terrifying charges
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/7/2014 8:24:09 AM     Post Reply
A brave IRS lawyer named William Henck, a veteran of 26 years in the general counsel´s office, has gone on the record with stunning charges of corruption. In a letter to Powerline, he details several instances of corruption that he has observed. These charges deserve official investigation, and because the Eric Holder Department of Justice cannot be trusted to appoint someone with an interest in getting at the truth, the charges ought to be part of a special prosecutor´s mandate. Of all government agencies, the IRS has the most arbitrary and easily-abused power. Corruption within its ranks cannot be tolerated,

Earliest human footprints outside Africa
discovered in NORFOLK: 800,000-year-old
imprints ´re-write our understanding of history´
Daily Mail [UK], by Ellie Zolfagharifard *    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/7/2014 8:07:36 AM     Post Reply
The earliest footprints left by humans outside Africa have been found in estuary mud in Norfolk. Described as the most important discovery on British shores, the 800,000-year-old footprints were found in Happisburgh after being exposed by sea tides. Scientists believe the footprints are evidence of the earliest known humans in northern Europe, previously only revealed through the discovery of animal bones and stone tools. The footprint surface was exposed at low tide as heavy seas removed the beach sands to reveal a series of elongated hollows cut into compacted silts. Of the 50 footprints found, only around twelve were reasonably

George McClellan Rides Again
Creators Syndicate, by Erick Erickson    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 2/7/2014 8:07:12 AM     Post Reply
Gen. George McClellan commanded Union forces during the Civil War. He famously and constantly retreated across the map despite having larger forces than Gen. Robert E. Lee. At one point, meeting with his generals in the White House, Abraham Lincoln commented, "If General McClellan does not want to use the army, I would like to borrow it for a time." Ultimately, Abraham Lincoln dismissed him. Gen. McCellan seems alive and well, having returned as the senior consultant to the Republican leadership on Capitol Hill. After Republicans regained control of the House of Representatives in January 2011, they fought a significant fight against

  


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News flash: Secular businesses
don’t much care about religious
businesspeople’s religious rights claims!
Washington Post, by Eugene Volokh    Original Article
Posted By: lasvegaslou- 2/7/2014 8:02:19 AM     Post Reply
A Slate article by David Gans makes much of the fact that business groups haven’t stood up to support Hobby Lobby’s religious exemption claims: This spring, the Supreme Court will decide — for the first time in our nation’s history — whether secular, for-profit corporations are entitled to invoke the constitutional guarantee of the free exercise of religion. The stakes are huge, as the justices will determine whether business corporations can claim a religious exemption from federal laws that protect the rights of their employees.

Taxpayers hit for MILLIONS as six
states put inmates on Obamacare plans
(which also boosts enrollment numbers)
Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/7/2014 7:57:03 AM     Post Reply
Cash-strapped counties in six states are enrolling inmates in Obamacare health insurance plans as a way to shift costs to the federal government--a tactic that´s legal but frustrating for some Republicans who don´t want to see the success levels of President Obama´s signature law inflated artificially. In many cases jails are registering inmates so they´ll be better equipped to access addiction counseling and psychiatric care after their release, lowering the likelihood that they´ll return for more time behind bars. The Affordable Care Act prohibits the enrollment of full-time prisoners serving sentences, but many prisoners awaiting trial in prison jumpsuits are

Memo to Conservatives:
Republicans Aren´t Your Friends
American Thinker, by Matthew Vadum    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 2/7/2014 7:49:32 AM     Post Reply
One of the reasons the national Republican Party is such a mess is because Republicans are far too reluctant to criticize their own. Republicans are nice people. Too many Republicans think it´s wrong to criticize other Republicans.{SNIP}Here is wisdom: if you, as a Republican, remain true to small-government principles, many of your worst enemies will be found in your own party, and they are likely to be much more vicious, petty, vindictive, and malicious than most of your adversaries on the left.

Look to your jobs – the robots are coming
Telegraph [UK], by Jeremy Warner    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/7/2014 7:39:10 AM     Post Reply
Watch out for the second machine age--it’s about to eat your job, and your income. It’s also destined to shake systems of government and taxation to their very foundations. [Snip] With the miners, it was rival energy sources; with Mr Crow and his followers, it is the rise of the intelligent machines. Rapid technological change is steadily gobbling up their livelihood. We no longer need ticket offices, and given time we’ll be dispensing with the train drivers, too. Google is planning to pilot its driverless cars on British roads within three years. Mr Crow’s strike is in a long tradition

  


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How the Tea Party Cornered John
Boehner on Immigration
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 2/7/2014 7:35:21 AM     Post Reply
Wednesday morning at a small meeting of conservative House members called the Conservative Opportunity Society, the topic was immigration—specifically, John Boehner.{SNIP}"We pushed the Speaker hard to understand that until the border is secure, it doesn´t make sense to even discuss reforms, and the Speaker FINALLY CAME TO OUR SENSES,” Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) said in an email to Breitbart News.

Targeting the IRS
American Thinker, by Jonathan Moseley    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 2/7/2014 7:27:28 AM     Post Reply
What should conservatives do next about the Orwellian intimidation of political opponents using the IRS? Here is a partial action plan. (snip) For the good of the entire country, Catherine Englebrecht, the National Organization for Marriage, or Christine O´Donnell need to file a "RICO" lawsuit (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization law). This would allow depositions, document requests, and subpoenas to get at the truth. RICO is very versatile and powerful. But only someone directly harmed would be eligible to bring such a lawsuit.

The most painful speech ever
Politico, by Rachael Bade    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 2/7/2014 7:20:38 AM     Post Reply
Washingtonians sit through terrible speeches all the time: dry rules hearings, partisan floor lectures and, let’s face it, even the State of the Union some years. So it was a bad day for Rep. Donna Edwards Thursday, when Washingtonians gathered at coffee pots and in lunch rooms across town and deemed her performance at the Washington Press Club Foundation annual dinner Wednesday night the most painful speech we’ve endured in a long time. It was supposed to be a comedy – an annual ritual where a member of Congress entertains a wonky crowd of journalists, lawmakers, and all variety of

French hydrangea thieves
search for the high life
Telegraph (UK), by Henry Samuel    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 2/7/2014 7:17:20 AM     Post Reply
Some flower lovers prefer hydrangea of the mophead or lacecap variety, others the snowball, oakleaf, or paniculata, but others simply prefer ripping off the delicate heads of any of the above and smoking them as “cheap weed”, French police have claimed. Gendarmes in northern France are on the trail of a “gang des hortensias” (hydrangea gang) they believe has made off with the popular ornamental flowers from dozens of gardens to smoke them as a cheap, legal alternative to cannabis. Last month, residents of the small village of Hucqueliers in the Pas-de-Calais area were dismayed to discover their prize hydrangea

Obamacare isn’t a train wreck, it’s a cancer
Washington Times, by Tammy Bruce    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 2/7/2014 7:15:30 AM     Post Reply
When a locomotive crashes, it stops. Obamacare, on the other hand, just keeps on going like a cancer that’s ignored, perpetuating itself and destroying everything in its path. While we thought the health care act was a train wreck, it’s more like cancer. Discovering you’ve got a problem should be the first step on the road to recovery. You’re supposed to go in and confront it like you would if you found a tumor. You wouldn’t just leave it there, wondering what it was up to, hoping it would go away on its own. No, you’d enlist some help and take

  



Fast Times at Eighth Avenue High
Washington Free Beacon, by Matthew Continetti    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 2/7/2014 7:13:24 AM     Post Reply
You are an accomplished adult, at the top of your field, working in the heart of the greatest city in the world. Important people answer your emails and phone calls. Yet there is one person in the office who bugs you, whose demeanor you find obnoxious. You want to take a stand, to let this individual know his behavior is uncalled for, imperious, despotic even. And so you do the only thing a mature and levelheaded man in your position can do: You refuse to sit with him at lunch. Such is the case of an unnamed reporter at the New

A Crappy Job on the U.S.
Debt, Deficit, and Growth
National Journal, by Ron Fournier    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 2/7/2014 7:11:51 AM     Post Reply
Picture your basement. Now picture your basement with a huge pipe spewing raw sewage. You call a plumber and he dawdles before partially plugging the pipe. The sludge rises a tad more slowly, but your basement quickly fills. "Here´s the bill," the plumber says. "My job is done." This is the crappy way in which the White House and Congress are handling the U.S. debt, deficit, and economic growth. In this metaphor, the sewage mounting in the basement is the debt, the amount owed to U.S. creditors plus interest paid on those bills. It is $17.3 trillion. The sewage pouring out of a

Sochi Winter Olympics: On top of poor water and
double-toilets, Russian government admits spying on showers
New York Daily News, by Filip Bondy and Tim O´Connor    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 2/7/2014 6:51:53 AM     Post Reply
SOCHI, Russia — Where’s the Iron Curtain when you need one?On the same day the Russian deputy prime minister told gays coming to the Winter Olympics not to touch children, he divulged that cameras are keeping an eye on Olympic tourists while they’re in the shower. The blunder happened when Dmitry Kozak was asked about conditions in hotels and the lack of water, the subjects of ongoing media criticism. Kozak suddenly became defensive and blurted: “We have surveillance video from the hotels that shows people turn on the shower, direct the nozzle at the wall and then leave the room

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