News Forum - HomePage - RSS News Forum - HomePage - RSS ( Sat, 04 18 2015 04:18:21 GMT Sat, 04 18 2015 04:18:21 GMT My Father´s Speech Sat, 04 19 2015 03:19:20 GMT 51408ed4a3e951aa2df9828bebaea25a6f687212 Rush, by Rush Limbaugh Posted By: Muguy- Sat, 04 19 2015 03:19:20 GMT RUSH INTRODUCTION: My father, Rush H. Limbaugh, Jr., delivered this oft'requested address locally a number of times, but it had never before appeared in print until it was published in The Limbaugh Letter. My dad was renowned for his oratory skills and for his original mind; this speech is, I think, a superb demonstration of both. I will always be grateful to him for instilling in me a passion for the ideas and lives of America´s Founders, as well as a deep appreciation for the inspirational power of words, which you will see evidenced here: "Our Lives, Our Fortunes, Our Sacred The Declaration of Independence: Vindication and Defeat Sat, 04 16 2015 03:16:24 GMT 0dfddccd5983fa129f94f3b4fe0c3c138073fac0 American Spectator, by Paul Moreno Posted By: garnet- Sat, 04 16 2015 03:16:24 GMT Something we ought to consider in the controversy over the Confederate (battle) flag: The United States defeated the Confederacy on the battlefield, but eventually gave in to the political principles that the Confederacy stood for. In the years leading up to and through the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln called upon the American people to rededicate themselves to the principles of the Declaration of Independence. As Lincoln said, “I have never had a feeling politically that did not spring from the sentiments embodied in the Declaration of Independence,” particularly that freedom and democracy derived from the natural fact of human equality. Clinton and Obama are on the wrong side of history Sat, 04 09 2015 03:09:45 GMT 63ffee98ea6d2fac5d5578fdd592dfc0087599d7 Washington Post, by Dana Milbank Posted By: garnet- Sat, 04 09 2015 03:09:45 GMT Scenes from an insurrection: In Madison, Wis., on Wednesday, 10,000 people show up to rally for long'shot presidential candidate Bernie Sanders — giving the self'declared “democratic socialist” the largest crowd any candidate has had in this election cycle. Sanders, running on a shoestring and a prayer, has closed to within single digits of Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire and is surging in Iowa.In New York on Tuesday, populist Mayor Bill de Blasio lashes out in vitriolic terms at New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a a fellow Democrat, accusing him of “games” and politically motivated “revenge.” De Blasio and other Democrats blast Obama Plans Broader Use of Clemency to Free Nonviolent Drug Offenders Sat, 04 00 2015 03:00:29 GMT 92afc262b1e958bc8718ac78bb81882608b19339 New York Times, by Peter Baker Posted By: MinnesotaWildman- Sat, 04 00 2015 03:00:29 GMT WASHINGTON — Sometime in the next few weeks, aides expect President Obama to issue orders freeing dozens of federal prisoners locked up on nonviolent drug offenses. With the stroke of his pen, he will probably commute more sentences at one time than any president has in nearly half a century. The expansive use of his clemency power is part of a broader effort by Mr. Obama to correct what he sees as the excesses of the past, when politicians eager to be tough on crime threw away the key even for minor criminals. With many Republicans and Democrats now agreeing that Your annual American duty: Read this (Or watch) Sat, 04 57 2015 02:57:22 GMT 00187c3235ee6d019fba1272130b1f6f1f533f56 Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm Posted By: SurferLad- Sat, 04 57 2015 02:57:22 GMT It´s that time of year again when all dutiful or even lazy Americans should re'read our Declaration of Independence to remind ourselves of our hard'earned origins that so many have died to win and preserve over these past 239+ years. We´re making it easy this year. The full text is below. So, too, is a video version with some familiar faces reading the sacred document. Please peruse this and share it with others, especially the younger ones in your family as part of their citizenship training to carry on the mantle of freedom that isn´t ever free. More Mug Shots Than Birthdays – Police Identify Armed Gunman Who Attacked Former CNN Host and Husband… Sat, 04 47 2015 02:47:42 GMT 76fa8bbef82a1481f316d2fd235a067be3dae530 Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance Posted By: SoCalGal- Sat, 04 47 2015 02:47:42 GMT Tomorio Walton was 27 check out the number of mug shots here. Former CNN anchor Lynne Russell was also a deputy sheriff, private investigator and martial artist. Her husband, Chuck de Carlo, who also reported for CNN, is an ex'special forces man with a biography well versed in defending himself. Together they had his and hers guns with them in their hotel room. Perp picked the wrong couple to mess with… ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) —The man fatally shot by a former CNN reporter at an Albuquerque motel had fled parole in Tennessee, police said. Albuquerque Police Department spokesman Tanner Tixier Obama: Malia´s birthday makes July 4 ´extra fun´ Sat, 04 25 2015 02:25:21 GMT 6e1a357ac315d5c87a4737cc2266bb7e594d9ef3 Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm Posted By: SurferLad- Sat, 04 25 2015 02:25:21 GMT President Obama´s weekly remarks Happy Fourth of July, everybody. Like many of you, Michelle, Sasha, Malia, and I are going to spend the day outdoors, grilling burgers and dogs, and watching the fireworks with our family and friends. It’s also Malia’s birthday, which always makes the Fourth extra fun for us. As always, we’ve invited some very special guests to our backyard barbecue. Sandbox Sat, 04 22 2015 02:22:43 GMT a452850a03017c660478f3e731c7713fd87388e2 PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez Posted By: Hazymac- Sat, 04 22 2015 02:22:43 GMT A picture doing the rounds of Facebook shows a picture of Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas and actor George Takei, who called Thomas “a clown in blackface” for dissenting with the majority decision on gay marriage. The caption says: “Thomas votes for the party that freed his ancestors. Takei votes for the party that put him, personally, in an internment camp.” The irony comes from the fact that there is often something more powerful than experience. That impulse is the need to belong. Intern me, only let me belong. The Hill has an article showing Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders drawing GOP: Ex'CIA agent warns U.S. enemies won’t abandon pursuit of nukes Sat, 04 14 2015 02:14:45 GMT 2b0f2204c4fdc2b4ceb495a679106586d2f0cbb4 Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm Posted By: SurferLad- Sat, 04 14 2015 02:14:45 GMT Rep. Will Hurd gives the Republican Party´s Weekly Remarks Hello, I’m Will Hurd, and I’m proud to represent the 23rd District of Texas in Congress. I hope you and your family are having a great Independence Day weekend. [Snip] Of course, we’re fortunate to live here in the United States of America, a country where you can work hard and be anything you want to be. Growing up in San Antonio, my parents instilled that lesson in me at an early age, along with the values of honesty and service to a greater good. Before the people of Texas sent Random killing Trumps San Francisco´s sanctuary city policy Sat, 04 13 2015 02:13:53 GMT cbf06b67985d070e36127f7325a142cf91461d17 American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson Posted By: magnante- Sat, 04 13 2015 02:13:53 GMT The horrific murder of a pretty young woman by an illegal alien at a prime tourist location in San Francisco is validating the argument of Donald Trump on the influx of violent criminals, and causing at least some local media reflection in arguably the nation’s most politically correct city. (snip) News crews from two television stations were robbed of cameras Thursday morning, and a camera operator was pistol'whipped by a man in a ski mask, as they reported on a homicide at Pier 14 in San Francisco. The mugging — the latest in the Bay Area to target television crews — Parents Of Newly Appointed ABT Principal Stella Abrera Recall Ballerina’s Beginnings At Pasadena Dance Theatre Sat, 04 50 2015 01:50:57 GMT c6b14a725b737e36d7768de608804af89e2affe9 CBSLosAngeles, by Staff Posted By: earlybird- Sat, 04 50 2015 01:50:57 GMT PASADENA — You may have heard Misty Copeland recently became the first African'American principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre, but she’s not the company’s only dancer making history. Stella Abrera, a Filipino'American woman from South Pasadena, was also awarded the promotion.CBS2/KCAL9’s Adrianna Weingold spoke with her parents about the achievement, telling her that at 4, Stella had her heart set on ballet. Her mother, Aurora Abrera, enrolled her in the Pasadena Dance Theatre, just down the hill from their home. Stella’s four older siblings were grown and out of the house. Her father, Jack, is an engineer and took the Health Insurance Companies Seek Big Rate Increases for 2016 Sat, 04 31 2015 01:31:42 GMT 75bba641c4b8f637886dd7eda20054b5b667d1bd New York Times, by Robert Pear Posted By: Piercentire- Sat, 04 31 2015 01:31:42 GMT WASHINGTON — Health insurance companies around the country are seeking rate increases of 20 percent to 40 percent or more, saying their new customers under the Affordable Care Act turned out to be sicker than expected. Federal officials say they are determined to see that the requests are scaled back. Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans — market leaders in many states — are seeking rate increases that average 23 percent in Illinois, 25 percent in North Carolina, 31 percent in Oklahoma, 36 percent in Tennessee and 54 percent in Minnesota, according to documents posted online by the federal government The Absolute Moron’s Guide to the Greek Debt Crisis Sat, 04 28 2015 01:28:11 GMT 0a2deebb3bd3ffde9aeb6b8f49da9f65d9120156 New York Magazine, by Margaret Hartmann Posted By: Honeybadger- Sat, 04 28 2015 01:28:11 GMT It´s been three years since we brought you our last Moron´s Guide to the Euro Crisis, and it continues to be a thing you should probably know about. You may think you´ve got it covered: the Greek economy is in trouble again, people are lining up at ATMs, and something bad is about to go down at Euro Disney. But trust us, if you get cornered by your uncle who works in finance while you´re reloading on macaroni salad at your Fourth of July party, you´re going to want to have a better understanding of Greece´s debt crisis, and what Greece’s Debt Burden: The Truth Finally Emerges Sat, 04 15 2015 01:15:52 GMT 5c4a66b3b1ee5af5aed4d747ddc2f711638628dd The New Yorker, by John Cassidy Posted By: Honeybadger- Sat, 04 15 2015 01:15:52 GMT Prime Minister Tsipras argues that a “No” vote on the question of whether to accept Greece’s creditors’ latest offer would strengthen his hand in negotiations to secure a new bailout.Just when you thought that the Greece saga had run out of plot twists, another one emerged on Thursday—and it was an important one. A few days before a referendum that will probably decide the fate of Greece’s Syriza government, one of the country’s creditors, the International Monetary Fund, came out and acknowledged that the stricken country is unlikely to recover until a good portion of its huge debt load is ObamaCare win turns up heat on GOP presidential field Sat, 04 06 2015 01:06:54 GMT 246522f3c358555fed6ddb7c6bffa18d10e482e6 The Hill, by Staff Posted By: Flyright- Sat, 04 06 2015 01:06:54 GMT ObamaCare´s victory at the Supreme Court is putting new pressure on Republican presidential candidates to map out a replacement to the healthcare law — a task that has eluded the party for more than five years. With President Obama’s law twice affirmed by the nation’s high court, congressional Republicans now say a victory in 2016 is their best chance to tear down the statute and replace it with a GOP'favored alternative. “I definitely think there will be pressure on these guys to put something out there,” said Lanhee Chen, the policy director for Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign. “They will need to Why Two? The Question Gay Activists Can´t Answer Sat, 04 43 2015 12:43:33 GMT 3f1d95954519dde2711ac979fda0eb725b9ebf4b Townhall, by Michael Brown Posted By: Flyright- Sat, 04 43 2015 12:43:33 GMT If marriage is not the union of a man and a woman, then why should it be limited to two people (or, for that matter, require two people)? Why can’t it be one or three or five? What makes the number “two” so special if it doesn’t refer to the union of a male and a female?I have asked this question for years in various settings, from a campus debate with a professor to social media and from my radio show to writing, and I have not yet received a single cogent answer, since no cogent answer exists. If “love is Despair and Anger as Puerto Ricans Cope With Debt Crisis Sat, 04 28 2015 12:28:03 GMT 0e36740e78f9cfb7e53be1de09ee9d1057a680d5 New York Times, by Lizette Alverez Posted By: Flyright- Sat, 04 28 2015 12:28:03 GMT SAN JUAN, P.R. — It’s the lunch hour at Baker’s Bakery, a fixture in Río Piedras, one of Puerto Rico’s oldest neighborhoods, but the bustle at the counter is long gone. The front door opens and shuts only a few times an hour as customers, holding tighter than ever to their money, judiciously pick up some sugar'sprinkled pastries and a café con leche. On the first day of the new sales tax, which jumped to 11.5 percent from 7 percent, the government’s latest rummage for more revenue, Puerto Rico’s malaise was unmistakable. “People don’t even answer you when you tell them, ‘Buenos Malia is just one of the ´Girls´: First daughter is spotted on set of Lena Dunham´s hit TV show in Brooklyn after landing her second showbiz internship Sat, 04 33 2015 10:33:26 GMT 6d3ffe03c9f582266885f0a21d4730effa46c56e Daily Mail (UK), by Anneta Konstantinides Posted By: JoniTx- Sat, 04 33 2015 10:33:26 GMT Her father´s time in the White House is nearing an end, but Malia Obama´s career in Hollywood seems to be just getting off the ground. Malia was spotted on the set of Girls on Thursday and reportedly has landed a summer internship with Lena Dunham´s critically'acclaimed HBO show, TMZ revealed. The soon'to'be 17'year'old, whose birthday is on Saturday, was seen at the Aurora Ristorante in Brooklyn, Complex reported. Scroll down for video 'This is the second showbiz gig Malia can add to her growing resume. Last summer the teenager worked as a production assistant for Halle Berry´s CBS show Extant, Iranian FM believes nuke deal could lead to joint fight against extremism Sat, 04 24 2015 10:24:55 GMT 6be841e83e077328e92a69cccd3ff5b643e05bda Fox News, by Staff Posted By: JoniTx- Sat, 04 24 2015 10:24:55 GMT Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif urged world powers in a video message Friday to stop the “coercion and pressure” at the nuclear talks, suggesting a favorable agreement could open the door to cooperation on fighting extremism in the Middle East. Though Zarif didn’t mention the U.S. by name, the seemingly bilateral talks between the two sides make his words clearly directed at the Americans, who have been the primary drivers of the crippling economic sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program. Any deal would result in an end to the sanctions, but with the July 7 deadline approaching, talks remain The Value'Driven Conservatism of July 4 Sat, 04 05 2015 09:05:42 GMT b39caf1e6e3fe3d7d041c9d09b10713619503c85 American Thinker, by Bruce Walker Posted By: Desert Fox- Sat, 04 05 2015 09:05:42 GMT The Fourth of July is the perfect time for conservatives to recall that we hold to our positions – or at least that we should hold to them – not because conservative principles will help the economy or make us safer or cause government to operate more effectively. Markets do produce prosperity in ways that statism does not – but Adam Smith, who pioneered this notion, did not publish his Wealth of Nations until after our Declaration of Independence. It is a happy byproduct of our love of liberty that liberty helps create wealth, but the men who signed the Declaration America: Shining City upon a Hill Sat, 04 00 2015 09:00:30 GMT ceb3e42117fd2addac3e5d24436335f41d1810dc American Thinker, by Noel Williams Posted By: Desert Fox- Sat, 04 00 2015 09:00:30 GMT Amid foreign and domestic policy conundrums, President Obama recently found solace in overseas popularity polls showing America is viewed more favorably than under his predecessor. A pyrrhic victory, reflecting foreigners’ umbrage in American exceptionalism '' they’d rather we’d be one of the club, leading from behind, if at all. But we almost can’t help it. We gained our independence from the British along with a large dose of exceptionalism. Indeed, in his inspirational “City upon a Hill” sermon in 1630, Puritan minister John Winthrop exhorted future Massachusetts Bay colonists that their new community would be “as a city upon a hill,” Video: Hillsdale College choir sings America the Beautiful Sat, 04 49 2015 08:49:43 GMT b7d7ee007eb23a8aa180327a3b3586f872e39004 Hot Air, by Ed Morrissey Posted By: JoniTx- Sat, 04 49 2015 08:49:43 GMT Consider this the palate cleanser of all palate cleansers after a week in which millions confused government diktats for liberty. Our friends at Hillsdale College offer this stirring and lovely version of America the Beautiful from the Hillsdale College Choir, in an inspirational video released this week. The song, first written as a poem 102 years ago, often comes up as a possible replacement for the Star Spangled Banner as the national anthem, and occasionally gets sung in its place at public events. The poem/lyrics present America as an aspirational nation, one striving to be, as Ronald Reagan put it, Marco Rubio Jumps In With MSM: Donald Trump ‘Offensive,’ ‘Divisive,’ Unserious Sat, 04 49 2015 07:49:38 GMT 1c2f1d7918d4876098b7fd6a17feb89923d4aadf Breitbart Big Government, by Staff Posted By: Desert Fox- Sat, 04 49 2015 07:49:38 GMT Sen. Marco Rubio (R'FL) released a statement Friday night attacking rival Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for a statement made during his campaign announcement speech 16 days ago. Rubio’s statement reads: Trump’s comments are not just offensive and inaccurate, but also divisive. Our next president needs to be someone who brings Americans together – not someone who continues to divide. Our broken immigration system is something that needs to be solved, and comments like this move us further from – not closer to – a solution. We need leaders who offer serious solutions to secure our border and fix our Republicans look to deliver blow against ObamaCare tax Sat, 04 35 2015 07:35:30 GMT c40e6e71c5674c3c2e0736165b867eab8f1fa89e Fox News, by Kelley Beaucar Vlahos Posted By: Lalo- Sat, 04 35 2015 07:35:30 GMT Despite the recent Supreme Court ruling upholding ObamaCare subsidies, opponents of the law remain poised to strike a key blow against another component of the health care overhaul in a matter of months. Republicans, with help from Democrats, have gained momentum in their long'running effort to repeal the law´s controversial 2.3 percent excise tax on medical devices. The House voted 280'140 to nix the tax, which went into effect in 2013, in June; the debate heads next to the Senate. While Republicans have tried dozens of times to unravel A Conservative Firebrand From The Start, Ted Cruz Always Had A Plan Sat, 04 32 2015 07:32:08 GMT 37e025e7c6700cb516ae64b005e15d6765dc8aed National Public Radio, by Alisa Chang Posted By: Desert Fox- Sat, 04 32 2015 07:32:08 GMT This story is part of NPR´s series Journey Home. We´re going to the places presidential candidates call home and finding out what those places tell us about how they see the world. Boldness comes more naturally to Ted Cruz than compromise. Barely through his first year in the Senate, the Texas Republican bucked his party leaders and became the public face of a government shutdown while standing up for conservative ideals. Rewind three decades back, and you´d find Cruz selling a similar message as a teenager in Houston. You could say Cruz ran with a gang in high school. Their