“Hundreds” of death threats have been made against the president of the National Rifle Association just since the first of this year. And those threats reflect President Obama’s political tactics. That’s what NRA President David Keene told talk show host Ernest Istook on Thursday. Keene says those threats reflect attempts by the Left and by President Obama “to demonize and blame those who disagree with him for everything he doesn’t like.” Keene also is literally targeted by a video game that invites people to shoot him, which he calls the “Kill David Keene” game. The good news, according to Keene,
Legitimate firearm use in America has always revolved around the common arms of each era. Today´s use of M-16 variants is exactly in keeping with this fact, just like the earlier use of Garands, M-14 variant, Mauser bolt actions, Trap Door Springfields etc.
And rightfully so, in keeping with America´s ideals of freedom, it´s citizen soldier history and the additional fact that the Mighty Second is, at it´s root, there to protect against a government gone mad.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Friday that the Senate is done acting on legislation to avert a government shutdown and that House Republicans have no choice but to pass the Senate´s bill if they want to keep the government open. "I want everyone to listen and to hear: The United States Senate has acted," Reid said on the Senate floor. "This is the only legislation that can avert a government shutdown, and that time is ticking as we speak." Reid´s made the statement just before closing down the Senate until 2 p.m. Monday. "In the meantime … if
President Obama on Friday implored House Republicans to fund the government, criticizing them for threatening "to burn the house down simply because you haven´t gotten 100 percent of your way." In comments from the White House press briefing room, Obama reiterated he would not negotiate on the debt ceiling or relent to GOP demands to delay or defund the healthcare law in exchange for funding the government. "My message to Congress is this: Do not shut down the government. Do not shut down the economy. Pass a budget on time. Pay our bills on time," Obama said. In what appeared to be
President Obama said he and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spoke by phone Friday, marking the first president-to-president communication since 1979. Mr. Obama said he and Mr. Rouhani spoke about Iran’s nuclear program and said they would both try to pursue a deal that would defuse a potential crisis over the U.S.’s belief that Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons. “I do believe that there is the basis for a resolution,” Mr. Obama said, though he warned of difficulties. Mr. Obama said the challenges are underscored by the fact that this was the first direct communication between a U.S. president and an Iranian president
The GIFs are true - MSNBC´s Alex Wagner is engaged to the Executive Director of Let’s Move! and former White House Chef Sam Kass, sources familiar with the engagement confirm. The couple was outed in August by the Washington Post and Wagner´s been spotted sporting the bling this week on her show. We won´t call this a conflict of interest because who doesn´t love a man who can cook, and really, the White House Chef and Let´s Move! role is arguably rather apolitical. Many a White House chef has served multiple administrations from either side
Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid narrowly won approval Friday to restore funding for ObamaCare in a must-pass budget bill, in a direct challenge to Republicans who are insisting the law be defunded -- or at least delayed -- as a condition for their approval. The 54-44 vote fell along party lines. The back-and-forth played out at the close of a dramatic and chaotic week on Capitol Hill. Lawmakers are facing an end-of-the-month deadline to approve a spending bill or face a government shutdown. The Senate voted earlier Friday to advance the bill, which in its original form would keep the
Washington– Former President George W. Bush said he´s "doing fine" after having a stent placed in his heart last month. "Other than the fact that I nearly bled to death when I nicked myself shaving because I´m taking blood thinner, I´m doing pretty good," he joked. "I thought you were going to have to put a tourniquet on me." "I´m doing fine," he added. Bush comments came in an interview with ABC´s "Good Morning America" while the former president was hosting the "Warrior Open," a golf tournament in Dallas for wounded warriors. [Twitter]
WASHINGTON- The U.S. Senate voted Friday to end debate and proceed with consideration of stopgap legislation funding the government but defunding healthcare reform. The 79-to-19 vote cleared the way for Democrats to remove language that would end funding of the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. Senate Democrats plan to restore money for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that House Republicans removed last week, leaving the two chambers in conflict. If the measure passes as expected, the Senate would then send it back to the House for acceptance or change. During Senate debate, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and
“At a time when our discourse has become so sharply polarized, at a time when we are far too eager to lay the blame for all that ails the world at the feet of those who think differently than we do, it’s important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we are talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds.” These were the words spoken by President Barack Obama on January 12, 2011. Days earlier, a mentally disturbed individual shoot 18 people, killing six, in front of a Safeway in
An Oregon-based ad agency has been generating national attention for its ads promoting Cover Oregon, The Beaver State’s the version of an Obamacare health insurance marketplace. The generally pointless ads cost taxpayers $3 million, reports Fox News. They feature ostensibly catchy musical numbers and have sort of a hipster, granola, outdoorsy vibe. They offer no clue what they are about until the very end, when the words “Cover Oregon” appear on the screen along with a website. One version of the ad also bothers to list a phone number. Now, North, the Portland-based agency, wants high school marching bands to
BOISE, Idaho— The stricken captain of a United Airlines flight that made an emergency landing died at a hospital, officials said. The man was still alive when he arrived at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center but died overnight while undergoing treatment, spokeswoman Jennifer Krajnik said Friday. A Boise airport spokeswoman said Thursday that the man suffered an apparent heart attack. The cause of death has not been announced. Passenger Ken Martin told Seattle TV station KOMO (http://bit.ly/19Fu3A4) a first-year resident doctor sitting next to him volunteered to help perform CPR. (Snip) Passenger Bryant Magill described a calm scene onboard.
The world misses the old America, the one before the crash—the crashes—of the past dozen years. That is the takeaway from conversations the past week in New York, where world leaders gathered for the annual U.N. General Assembly session. Our friends, and we have many, speak almost poignantly of the dynamism, excellence, exuberance and leadership of the nation they had, for so many years, judged themselves against, been inspired by, attempted to emulate, resented. As for those who are not America´s friends, some seem still confused, even concussed, by the new power shift. What is their exact place in it?
First lady Michelle Obama organized a private White House tour for the cast of “Downton Abbey” last year, according to actor Jim Carter. Carter, who plays the very proper butler Carson on the show, told the Scotland’s STV that Obama invited the stars over in December. “We were in America in December 2012,” he explained. “And after going to a reception of the American ambassador’s residence in Washington, we had a private tour of the White House that Michelle Obama had arranged with her housekeeper." It "was not too shabby, really,” Carter added with a smile. The first lady is
In the aftermath of Senator Ted Cruz’s epic performance on the Senate floor, a few observations: After his disgraceful attacks on Cruz, including his reach-across-the-aisle, dog-in-the-manger response today, this should be the end of Senator John McCain as a voice of influence in the Republican party. Ditto his mini-me, Senator Lindsey Graham. Indeed, the entire Old Guard of business-as-usual “comity” fans passeth. When you care more about what the other side thinks, it’s probably time either to switch teams or step down. There is new leadership in the GOP, whether the party wants to admit it or not: Cruz, Rand
Ted Cruz has sparked a Republican civil war. He has done the bidding of the GOP fringe, in a self-aggrandizing crusade. And while he has enhanced his own position in the conservative fantasyland he seeks to rule, the practical effect of his quixotic campaign to defund Obamacare has been to elevate the president and jeopardize the 2014 elections for his own party. That, at least, seems to be the consensus in Washington. We’re inclined to a somewhat different view. We say two cheers for Ted Cruz— and for Mike Lee, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, and their fellow crusaders. They succeeded
The status quo falls apart when people discover, first to their surprise, then to their glee, that it’s lost its teeth. The presidency of Barack Obama appears to be unraveling — whether the yarn will be pulled out to the last inch remains to be seen, but a lot of it is already coiled on the floor. First the UK parliament, then both parties of Congress balked at his Syrian policy. Then Putin humiliated him so badly internationally that he retreated to the safety of domestic policy. But while resting between rounds he was immediately beset by his own cornerpeople.
PRINCETON, NJ -- As Washington braces for another budget showdown, this time with the threat of defunding the new healthcare law in the mix, the key political force pushing for conservative policies sees diminished popular support. Fewer Americans now describe themselves as supporters of the Tea Party movement than did at the height of the movement in 2010, or even at the start of 2012. Today´s 22% support nearly matches the record low found two years ago.
Rep. Peter King, who has pulled no punches in criticizing Ted Cruz, said Thursday that supporters of the Texas senator have been bombarding his office with “vile” phone calls. The New York Republican has called Cruz a fraud for his calls to defund Obamacare, and said the senator’s campaign this summer to get the House to pass a government funding bill that defunds the health care law led to some offensive phone calls to King’s office.
Barack Obama has 36.9 million Twitter followers, 19.5 million of whom, it turns out, are fake. This is a very disturbing sign for Obama´s opponents, as it demonstrates just how much appeal the president still has with his key support base, namely those who identify most closely with him on a personal level -- fake people. The Daily Mail Online has analyzed the numbers and discovered that among U.S. political figures, the four Twitter accounts with the most fake followers -- that is, followers who don´t really exist -- are those of Barack Obama (by a landslide), Joe Biden, Michelle
Former President Bill Clinton said Wednesday that he believes his daughter, 33-year old Chelsea Clinton, has the potential to one day be a better president than his wife, former New York senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In an interview set to run late Wednesday on CNN’s Piers Morgan Live, Clinton was asked by the host who he thought would make a better president – his wife Hillary, or his daughter Chelsea. “Day after tomorrow, my wife because she’s had more experience,” he said. “Over the long run, Chelsea. She knows more than we do about everything.” Clinton lauded his daughter’s intelligence,
Allen West reportedly called a female employee a "Jewish American princess," resulting in the loss of his job. While some of the famously outspoken former congressman´s supporters might see the situation as political correctness gone wrong, the latest incident happened an the epicenter of the anti-PC police rebel alliance: Pajamas Media. Buzzfeed explains that West "voluntarily" left his position at the media outlet, effective at the end of this month. Here´s an email — obtained by Rosie Gray — to the PJ Media staff: "In order to focus on political interests, Allen West will transition from his full-time role as
Yesterday, I wrote that the old guard RINO wing of the GOP was collapsing because the base had aligned itself with politicians willing to place principle above party. As if on cue, a who’s who of go-along-to-get-along Republicans has crawled out of the woodwork. First up, we had John McCain. He was angry, but his diatribe was nothing compared to the double-barreled rage-fest being employed by New York Republican Rep. Pete King. Yesterday, King (who’s still considering a 2016 presidential run) spoke with the always-unbiased New York Times. During his interview, he called Cruz a “fraud” and referred to his anti-Obamacare
WASHINGTON — Nearly $300 million in aid for Detroit — from federal and state coffers, private businesses and charitable foundations — will be announced Friday as Obama administration officials visit the city to discuss what can be done to help eradicate blight, improve transportation, encourage new business and make residents safer. The funding will include $150 million in blight eradication and community redevelopment, including $65 million in Community Development Block Grant funding — which had already been awarded over two years but could not be accessed by the city. An additional $25 million could help hire as many as 150
Senior White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer on Thursday compared Republican lawmakers to suicide bombers as the showdown over a possible government shutdown intensified. “We are for cutting spending, we are for reforming our tax code, we are for reforming entitlements,” Mr. Pfeiffer told CNN’s Jake Tapper. “But what we are not for is negotiating with people who have a bomb strapped to their chest.” Mr. Pfeiffer, 37, who was hospitalized twice this month for stroke-like symptoms, also compared the GOP to arsonists and kidnappers. He called Republicans’ bid to attach other priorities to a debt-ceiling bill “ransom demands.” “It’s not
In the midst of divorce proceedings against husband George Zimmerman, Shellie Zimmerman said she has doubts about what really happened in the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin last year, she told Matt Lauer in an exclusive interview. "I´m conflicted on that,´´ Shellie told Lauer on Today Thursday. "I believe the evidence, but this revelation in my life has really helped me take the blinders off and start to see things differently." Lauer pressed further, asking, "So you now doubt his innocence, at least the fact that he was acting in self-defense on the night that Trayvon Martin was