A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


Latest Articles

  Post New Article
Clarence Thomas is right about race
CNN, by Ruben Navarrette    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 2/14/2014 6:01:12 PM     Post Reply
San Diego, California -- Clarence Thomas has an abundance of two things that are often in short supply whenever Americans talk about race: courage and common sense. The only African-American on the Supreme Court displayed both this week in speaking to a small gathering of students and faculty at Palm Beach Atlantic University, a nondenominational Christian school in Florida. In a series of provocative and insightful comments about race that were first reported by Yahoo! News and confirmed by several people who attended the talk and heard the remarks firsthand, Thomas dropped a few bombshells.

Obama: Immigration reform will
get done ´before my presidency is over´
Washington Examiner (DC), by Brian Hughes    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/14/2014 5:58:10 PM     Post Reply
President Obama predicted in an interview airing Friday that immigration reform would get passed before the end of his second term. “I believe it will get done before my presidency is over,” Obama said during an interview with Univision Radio. “I’d like to get it done this year,” he added. However, Obama will likely have little say over whether immigration reform gets across the finish line. House Republicans are sharply divided about the timing of an immigration package, with some saying the issue should remain on the backburner until after the midterm elections.

Cruz: GOP senators think they
have ´foolish, gullible constituents´
The Hill (Washington, D.C.), by Peter Sullivan    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 2/14/2014 5:29:09 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) explained fellow Republican senators’ anger over his filibuster of the debt-ceiling vote by saying that they hate being “forced to tell the truth.” “In the 13 months I’ve been in the Senate, it has become apparent to me the single thing that Republican politicians hate and fear the most, and that is when they’re forced to tell the truth. It makes their heads explode,” Cruz told radio host Mark Levin Thursday. Cruz tried to filibuster a vote in the Senate to raise the debt ceiling Wednesday, forcing the approval of 60 senators instead of a simple majority. That

  


R-G1
  
R-VAR_AD

Why Do Some in the So-Called
Conservative Media Bash Talk Radio?
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 2/14/2014 5:27:36 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: Albert, San Francisco, thank you for calling, sir. You´re on Open Line Friday, and it´s great to have you here. CALLER: Hi, Rush. I had a question for you. It´s a two-part question, really. It´s basically the same question. Last Friday you read from the op-ed from the Journal, the Wall Street Journal about how talk radio was a big reason why immigration failed this time. RUSH: It was an editorial. It wasn´t actually an op-ed. It was an unsigned -- CALLER: Yeah, the one that Paul Gigot wrote. In any case, and then you had a caller, I think it was

Obama: Immigration reform will
get done by end of presidency
The Hill (Washington, D.C.), by Justin Sink    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 2/14/2014 5:26:39 PM     Post Reply
President Obama predicted that Congress would pass an immigration reform bill before the end of his presidency in a Univision Radio interview airing Friday. “I believe it will get done before my presidency is over,” Obama president said. “I’d like to get it done this year.” Obama cast House Republicans as unwilling to act and told listeners to ratchet up pressure by contacting their legislators. “The main thing people can do right now is put pressure on Republicans who have refused so far to act,” he said. “And I think sending a strong message to them that this is the right thing to

What Elected Officials
Beg Me Not to Say
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 2/14/2014 5:25:06 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: John in Miami. You´re next, Open Line Friday, great to have you. Hello. CALLER: Seventy-two degree, clear blue sky dittos, Rush. RUSH: Same here, man. Same here. Great to have you. CALLER: So while I was on hold, I developed a name for the theory that I have, and it´s the "What are you gonna do about it?" theory that the administration has, and it goes something like this. The obvious answer that I see to a tyrannical dictator running the country and changing the laws, is the courts. That would seem to be... It would seem to me that every company

Obama to pitch $1B climate
change ´resilience fund´
The Hill (Washington, D.C.), by Laura Barron-Lopez    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 2/14/2014 5:11:43 PM     Post Reply
President Obama will pitch a new $1 billion climate change resilience fund during a visit Friday to California. The fund, which would need to be approved by Congress, is intended to help communities dealing with negative weather that´s the result of climate change. Obama is touting the fund during a trip to California, which has been devastated by a drought that is threatening the Central Valley´s agriculture production and has led Gov. Jerry Brown (D) to call on Californians to conserve water. During a call with reporters on Thursday evening, the assistant to the president on science and technology, John Holdren, said, without

  


  

It´s Obama´s Lawlessness
That Matters, Not His Motivation
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 2/14/2014 5:07:35 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: I want to now go to the audio sound bites. This morning on Fox, Martha MacCallum played an audio sound bite of me, your beloved host. It was from, it could have been yesterday or the day before -- I talked about it both days -- as I watched it, I actually looked like I was beside myself talking about, "What do we do?" We´ve never encountered this kind of lawlessness before. We´ve never encountered a president who just makes the law up as he goes, and specifically for his own political benefit, ignoring Congress, ignoring the Constitution. Nobody

Pandora Thinks It Knows
if You Are a Republican
Wall Street Journal, by Elizabeth Dwoskin    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/14/2014 5:07:06 PM     Post Reply
Next time you listen to a Bob Marley channel on Pandora Media Inc., the Internet radio service may peg you as likely to vote for a Democrat. The Oakland, Calif., company plans to roll out a new advertising service next week that would enable candidates and political organizations to target the majority of its 73 million active monthly Pandora listeners based on its sense of their political leanings. How can it do this? The company matches election results with subscribers´ musical preferences by ZIP Code. Then, it labels individual users based on their musical tastes and whether those artists are more

Jonathan Martin tells parents
upbringing at ´soft schools´ hurt him
USA Today, by Nate Davis    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 2/14/2014 4:59:20 PM     Post Reply
Jonathan Martin was a man in turmoil, his depression only fueled by harassment from some of his Miami Dolphins teammates. In a 144-page independent report released Friday by NFL-appointed investigator Ted Wells, Martin is portrayed as a man who couldn´t figure out how to best interact within his own locker room, struggled to reconcile his relationship with football, was driven to drink by his poor play and even twice contemplated suicide in 2013. (Snip)Being the object of such behavior would bother most people, but Martin seems to have been more vulnerable than most. He frequently self-diagnosed depression and had been

Kroger stabbing victim still
recovering at UK Hospital
WKYT-TV [Lexington, KY], by Jerrika Insco    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 2/14/2014 4:44:45 PM     Post Reply
Lexington, Ky. — It´s a shocking crime in which a woman was attacked while shopping at a Lexington Kroger. Many of you have been asking us how she´s doing, and now we have an update. Lexington Police say on Wednesday afternoon Corey Lane Cummins 44, came up from behind and stabbed Sara Gretz, 77, in the neck at the West Lowry Lane Kroger. Police arrested Cummins, charging him with 1st degree assault. She´s retired, married, and busy with grandchildren. It was just another midday trip to the grocery store when her day took a life-threatening turn. "At any moment, anything like

  


B-G1

Michelle Obama Wishes Barack
Happy Valentine´s Day With Super-
Cute Instagram Pic—Check It Out!
E! OnLine, by Brett Malec    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/14/2014 4:38:05 PM     Post Reply
Michelle Obama is wishing hubby President Barack Obama a happy Valentine´s Day with the cutest photo ever! The 50-year-old FLOTUS took to Instagram this morning to send a loving message to her husband of 21 years. "Hey Barack, I´ll always be your valentine! #HappyValentinesDay –mo," Michelle wrote with a snapshot. In the photo collage, which features three consecutive shots of the duo, Michelle makes a funny face that causes Barack to laugh. Barack then plants a big kiss on Michelle´s cheek while she flashes a giant smile.

State Department planning to create
Arctic ambassador position
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 2/14/2014 4:03:05 PM     Post Reply
JUNEAU, Alaska – The U.S. State Department plans to create an Arctic ambassador position to highlight the growing importance of that region. In a letter to U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, Secretary of State John Kerry said he planned to name a "high-level individual of substantial stature and expertise" to serve as Special Representative for the Arctic Region. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said she had no personnel announcements to make, but might soon. Kerry, in the letter, said he believed it was vital to elevate Arctic issues and interests within the State Department. Nations across the world are hurrying to stake claims to

I Still Remember, Senator Cruz
Commentary Magazine, by Peter Wehner    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 2/14/2014 3:58:48 PM     Post Reply
Earlier this week Senator Ted Cruz took to doing what he enjoys most: Lecturing the GOP “establishment” from his moral Mt. Olympus. Speaking critically about the vote to raise the debt limit, Cruz–who insisted on a 60-vote threshold to end debate on the measure–said some lawmakers are “willing to mortgage our children’s future” because they “care so much about being praised by the Washington media” and don’t think voters are paying attention. “But sometimes, come November, the people remember,” the junior senator from Texas declared. Actually, come mid-February, the people still remember. At least I do. I remember that Senator Cruz championed legislative

Good Morning, Communism!
Latin American Herald Tribune [Miami, FL], by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 2/14/2014 3:56:24 PM     Post Reply
The impending threat of communism in Venezuela is now a reality with the “Decree with Range, Value and Force of Fair Prices” published in the country’s Official Gazette on January 24, issued by President Nicolás Maduro thanks to the special powers granted through an enabling law by lawmakers of the chavismo regime in November of last year. The destructive power of this decree over businesses is enormous when compared to other similar laws passed by Congress over the last 15 years, and that’s a lot to say. Not in vain the goal of that decree is quite explicit: Consolidating the economic

  


R_DBL_B
  

The Complex Legacy of the ´Miracle on Ice´
Wall Street Journal, by Anton Troianovski & Sharon Terlep    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/14/2014 3:53:21 PM     Post Reply
Sochi, Russia - Some high-level Russians believe that media criticism of the Sochi Games reflects a Western campaign to revive Cold War animosities. Such criticism reflects "the interests of those who are frustrated by Russia´s successes," Russian Railways chief Vladimir Yakunin recently wrote. On Saturday comes the big test of whether Sochi is hosting the new Cold War Games: the U.S.-Russia men´s hockey match. This is the Winter Games sport Russians care most about, the sport most fraught with Cold War history and the matchup most likely to be scrutinized for political overtones. Will Russian President Vladimir Putin show up? Any possibility

Obama tells Democrats he´s
limited on immigration actions
Los Angeles Times, by Michael A. Memoli & Lisa Mascaro    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/14/2014 3:40:34 PM     Post Reply
CAMBRIDGE, Md. -- President Obama told House Democrats on Friday that his executive power to help immigrants who are in the U.S. without legal status is limited and urged them to keep pressing for legislation to overhaul the immigration system. "Don´t take your foot off the pedal," the president said in remarks to a closed-door meeting of his Democratic allies, who were gathered for the party´s annual issues retreat on the Eastern Shore. Hopes have substantially dimmed for immigration law changes this year after House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) downplayed the chances that the chamber´s Republican majority would take

Meet the New Farm Bill
Weekly Standard, by Dave Juday    Original Article
Posted By: grace52- 2/14/2014 3:28:04 PM     Post Reply
The president just signed into law the Agricultural Act of 2014, a multiyear, comprehensive agricultural, rural, and nutrition policy measure. As legislation goes, it was rather unremarkable. What was remarkable was the path it followed to approval. Unlike most farm bill debates, which tend to be festivals of bipartisanship and comity, this one split lawmakers—rural from urban, House from Senate, Republican from Democrat—along every political fault including between the Tea Party caucus and the rest of the GOP.

Obama ambassador nominees
prompt an uproar with bungled
answers, lack of ties
Washington Post, by Juliet Eilperin    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/14/2014 3:17:16 PM     Post Reply
A century-old debate over whether presidents should reward political donors and allies by making them ambassadors has flared again following a string of embarrassing gaffes by President Obama’s picks. The nominee for ambassador to Norway, for example, prompted outrage in Oslo by characterizing one of the nation’s ruling parties as extremist. A soap-opera producer slated for Hungary appeared to have little knowledge of the country she would be living in. A prominent Obama bundler nominated to be ambassador to Argentina acknowledged that he had never set foot in the country and doesn’t speak Spanish.

Tony Rice, Guitar Hero
New York Times, by Sandra Beasley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/14/2014 3:03:19 PM     Post Reply
One morning last September, the red carpet was laid in Raleigh, N.C., for the 2013 International Bluegrass Music Awards, which had moved there from Nashville to escape country music’s shadow. The city’s bronze statue of Sir Walter Raleigh was newly adorned with a banjo. A few miles from the convention center, I was on my phone, trying to find out if Tony Rice, the legendary flatpick guitarist, would show up for his induction into the Bluegrass Hall of Fame. “Tony has canceled a lot of dates over the last decade,” his longtime agent, Keith Case, had told me, “but nobody

  



The FCC Plan To Police The Newsrooms
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 2/14/2014 2:58:58 PM     Post Reply
First Amendment: The FCC has cooked up a plan to place "researchers" in U.S. newsrooms, supposedly to learn all about how editorial decisions are made. Any questions as to why the U.S. is falling in the free press rankings? As if illegal seizures of Associated Press phone records and the shadowy tailing of the mother of a Fox News reporter weren´t menacing enough, the Obama administration is going out of its way to institute a new intrusive surveillance of the press, as if the press wasn´t supine enough. Ajit Pai, a commissioner with the Federal Communications Commission, warned this week in a

Tea Party still needed to prevent
GOP lurch toward big government
Washington Examiner, by Philip Klein    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 2/14/2014 2:55:34 PM     Post Reply
On Oct. 20, 1998, eager to avoid another government shutdown weeks before midterm elections, then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich acceded to President Clinton´s demands by pushing a 40-pound, 16-inch thick, 3,825-page, pork-laden spending bill through the Republican-controlled chamber. At the time, the Associated Press reported, “Gingrich lectured his own party´s conservatives, labeling them ´the perfectionist caucus´ ” for demanding a tougher stand against Clinton. It was four years earlier that Republicans had taken over control of Congress, storming into Washington on a pledge to shrink the size and scope of government. In the winter of 1995-96, the failure of Clinton and

Occidental Petroleum to move
HQ to Houston, spin off California assets
Los Angeles Times, by Shan Li    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/14/2014 2:40:40 PM     Post Reply
Occidental Petroleum, the longtime Los Angeles-based energy giant, announced Friday that it would move its headquarters to Houston and spin off its California assets into a separate company. The latest move is part of the company´s strategic overhaul as it seeks to bolster its profitability and share price after falling behind competitors in recent years. The move signals the end of a storied run for Occidental in Los Angeles, where it was founded nearly a century ago and grew into the nation´s fourth-largest oil company. "Creating two separate energy companies will result in more focused businesses that will be competitive

Court overturns restrictions on
concealed guns in much of California
Los Angeles Times, by Maura Dolan & Tony Perry    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/14/2014 2:36:20 PM     Post Reply
SAN FRANCISCO — In a significant victory for gun owners, a divided federal appeals court Thursday struck down California rules that permit counties to restrict as they see fit the right to carry a concealed weapon in public. The 2-1 ruling by a U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals panel would overturn restrictions on carrying concealed handguns, primarily affecting California´s most populated regions, including Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and San Francisco. The majority said the restrictions violate the 2nd Amendment´s guarantee of the right to bear arms because they deny law-abiding citizens the ability to carry weapons in

Biden: "[O]n Every Major Issue,
the American People Agree With
the Democratic Party"
Townhall, by Daniel Doherty    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/14/2014 2:28:44 PM     Post Reply
For conservative bloggers, Vice President Joe Biden is the gift that keeps on giving. Roll Call has the scoop (via Weasel Zippers): “For the first time in my career … on every major issue, the American people agree with the Democratic Party,” said Biden, rattling off areas where polling shows that agreement, such as: reproductive issues, early childhood education, an immigration overhaul, background checks for gun users and unemployment insurance. “I can’t think of a time when the issues that most affect the American people, most affect the middle class, overwhelmingly, overwhelmingly support us,” he said, praising DCCC recruitment of

Obama´s Valentine´s Day bachelor
golf holiday marks 23rd vacation
Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: grace52- 2/14/2014 2:17:27 PM     Post Reply
America, you know how to treat a president and his family. With another Presidents´ Day bachelor holiday planned by President Obama, this time golfing in California, and Aspen, Colo., resort reporters on the lookout for the annual first lady ski trip this weekend, the taxpayer´s tab for the first family´s vacations has topped $2.4 million. But that´s just the start. That total is just from the skimpy documents detailing travel and security expenses obtained by the public watchdog group Judicial Watch from a handful of first family vacations.

Next 25 Articles

  


Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

NQ