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Here are the 16 Republicans who voted to kill Rand Paul's gun control filibuster before it started

Posted April 12, 2013

16 Republican Senators caved to the Democrats and voted to end debate and bring to the floor a gun control bill that no one has had a chance to read.  There will be Amendments offered, it will probably pass, and then we'll all be able to "find out what's in it."

So much for "shall not be infringed."

Here are the GOP members who sided with their Dem opponents. It's basically a who's who of the RINO world.

  • Lindsey Graham (SC)  (202) 224-5972
  • Lamar Alexander (TN)  (202) 224-4944
  • Kelly Ayotte (NH)  (202) 224-3324
  • Richard Burr (NC)  (202) 224-3154
  • Saxby Chambliss (GA)  (202) 224-3521
  • John McCain (AZ)  (202) 224-2235
  • Tom Coburn (OK)  (202) 224-5754
  • Susan Collins (ME)  (202) 224-2523
  • Bob Corker (TN)  (202) 224-3344
  • Jeff Flake (AZ)  (202) 224-4521
  • John Hoeven (ND)  (202) 224-2551
  • Johnny Isakson (GA)  (202) 224-3643
  • Dean Heller (NV)  (202) 224-6244
  • Mark Kirk (IL)  (202) 224-2854
  • Pat Toomey (PA)  (202) 224-4254
  • Roger Wicker (MS)  (202) 224-6253

If you live in their districts, feel free to give them a call tell them what you think of their decision.

http://www.caintv.com/here-are-the-16-republicans-wh


Oops! New York State Police Admit to Major Mistake in Gun Confiscation Case

Posted April 12, 2013


ObamaCare Exchanges Costs Double

Posted April 12, 2013

As a number of Republican governors continue to say “no” to Obamacare, the U.S. Health and Human Services Department (HHS) on Wednesday acknowledged that the president’s signature healthcare law is racking up twice the costs to set up the all-important insurance exchanges.
HHS more than doubled its previous cost estimate of $2 billion for the amount it expects to spend to help states set up insurance exchanges, which is a central component of Obamacare.

The agency now expects to spend $4.4 billion by the end of the year, reports The Hill.

http://nation.foxnews.com/obamacare/2013/04/11/obamacare-exchanges-costs-double#ixzz2QBsUG6lq


President Obama's 2014 budget proposal

Posted April 12, 2013

http://apps.washingtonpost.com/g/page/politics/president-obamas-2014-budget-proposal/94/


Clarence Thomas: 'My Heart Is Broken' for Black America

Posted April 12, 2013

Justice Thomas said that the Catholic sisters who taught him as a boy in Georgia drove home one point: “We were told under all circumstances that we were inherently equal,” he said, adding that he’s always been perplexed by people who assume he should think a certain way because he’s black. “My family was not inferior. I have never believed it and I never will.”
Thomas admitted that he just doesn't like politics. “I don’t know how you tell somebody something that is obviously wrong, and you make them believe it,” he said, to laughter from the crowd.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/04/10/Justice-Thomas-Speaks-at-Duquesne


Conservatives Threaten 'Revolt' if Boehner Rushes Immigration Bill Through House

Posted April 12, 2013

Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) said at a Thursday press conference that House Republicans will rise up against GOP leadership if House Speaker John Boehner tries to rush any immigration reform bill through his chamber of Congress.

“There would be a revolt among Republicans” if Boehner abandoned regular order on this issue, Rohrabacher said in response to a question from Breitbart News at the presser.
According to a recent Politico report, Boehner is seriously considering abandoning regular order to rush through immigration reform. Regular orders is the process by which a bill is supposed to come up through the respective committees of jurisdiction and allow members of those committees to offer amendments, an open and transparent process that then is supposed to continue on the House floor.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/04/11/Conservative-congressmen-If-Boehner-rushes-immigration-bill-House-GOP-will-revolt


Gun Confiscation Begins in New York

Posted April 11, 2013

Update: Hear an interview with the lawyer representing some of  the New Yorkers who were forced to surrender their guns and permits (at the end of this story).

Despite promises from the president and a host of other politicians who are pushing for more gun control that nobody is coming for your guns, the confiscation of guns and gun permits has apparently started in some form in New York State. One attorney representing several people who have been forced to surrender their guns spoke with TheBlaze and alerted us to some disturbing facts:

  • Gun owners are losing their 2nd Amendment rights without due process.
  • HIPAA Laws are likely being compromised and the 4th and 5th Amendments are being violated in some of these cases

How did confiscation start happening so quickly? Apparently the gun grabbing was triggered by something inside the NY SAFE Act — New York’s new gun law — that has a provision apparently mandating confiscation of weapons and permits if someone has been prescribed psychotropic drugs.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/04/09/a-form-of-gun-confiscation-has-reportedly-begun-in-new-york-state-heres-the-justification-being-used/


AFL-CIO: We Will 'Steamroller' Any Lawmaker Who Opposes Amnesty

Posted April 11, 2013

A principal official at the AFL-CIO, one of America’s biggest labor unions, said Wednesday the organization would politically demolish any politician who opposes mass amnesty for the country’s at least 11 million illegal immigrants.

“Politicians know that if they stand in the way of citizenship we will steamroller them,” AFL-CIO director of immigration Ana Avendaño said, according to the Financial Times. “That’s a fun evolution.”

Avendaño (pictured) has been involved in the immigration reform negotiations between the labor community, the business community, and the bipartisan Gang of Eight U.S. Senators.

The legislative text of the plan the eight senators—Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), John McCain (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Jeff Flake (R-AZ)—are working on has not yet been publicly released. The bill is expected to be around 1,500 pages long, and Senate Budget Committee Republican staff estimates the package will cost taxpayers several trillion dollars to cover entitlements for the illegal immigrants who are expected to be legalized as a result.

While the original framework of the plan stated that border security and law enforcement reform were to come first, then “trigger” legalization for the 11 million illegal immigrants, Schumer recently said in an appearance on Meet The Press that the Gang of Eight was going to go a different direction. “So look, we've come to a basic agreement, which is that first, people will be legalized,” Schumer said. “In other words, not citizens, but they'll be allowed to work, come out of the shadows, travel. Then, we will make sure the border is secure.”

In response to this threat from the AFL-CIO, a Senate aide told Breitbart News that Senate Republicans in the Gang of Eight enabled this vulnerability by getting involved in such matters with Democrats and unions.

“If you lay down with dogs, you’re going to get fleas,” the aide said of the Gang of Eight Republicans getting involved with Schumer and Durbin.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/04/10/AFL-CIO-We-Will-Steamroller-Any-Lawmaker-Who-Opposes-Amnesty


Obama Budget Increases IRS Funding $1B

Posted April 11, 2013

While President Obama’s budget cuts discretionary funding for the Department of the Treasury by 2.3 percent, it dramatically increases funding for his favorite agency: the Internal Revenue Service, which will be tasked with enforcing Obamacare taxation schemes.

“The Budget,” Obama’s proposal explains, “provides funding for the IRS to implement these tax provisions and to respond effectively to public inquiries about the Affordable Care Act’s new benefits and standards.” Overall, the budget for the IRS would increase by approximately $1 billion, an 8.4 percent increase in funding over 2012. “This investment pays for itself several times over, with strong tax enforcement returning $4 or more in revenue for each additional IRS dollar spent,” the proposal reads. In other words, for every taxpayer buck spent on the IRS, they will be enabled to grab another $4 in taxpayer money.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/04/10/Obama-budget-IRS-funding


Obama Targets Retirement Savings in Budget Proposal

Posted April 11, 2013

(CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama talked again in the Rose Garden Wednesday about making work pay off, even as his $3.77 trillion budget proposal calls for capping the amount of tax deferred retirement savings for high earners.

“To make sure hard work is rewarded, we’ll build new ladders of opportunity for the middle class for anybody who is willing to work hard to climb it,” Obama said, speaking of another aspect of the tax and spending plan. “So we’ll partner with 20 of our communities hit hardest by recession to help them improve housing and education and business investments, and we should make the minimum wage so that no one who works full time should raise their family in poverty.”

The Obama budget proposal sets limits on tax preferred retirement accounts.

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-targets-retirement-savings-budget-proposal


 
   

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Texas House District 5 Considering Texas Independence

Posted April 12, 2013

RESOLUTION TO CONVENE THE PEOPLE UNANIMOUSLY PASSES IN RAINS COUNTY

A mass meeting of Texas House District 5 voters,  hosted by the Tea Party of Rains County, was held in the Rutledge Room of the Best Western Plus located at 1026 E. Lennon Drive, Emory, Texas on April 9, 2013.

The only item for discussion was whether Texas voters should exert the powers reserved to the people under Article 1, Section 2 of the Texas Constitution in order to address the Texas government for its continued failure to affirm and uphold the sovereignty of Texas as declared in Article 1, Section 1 of the Texas Constitution, or our individual rights as established in our Bill of Rights in both the Texas and U.S. Constitutions.

http://www.teaparty911.com/blog/resolution-to-convene-the-people-unanimously-passes-in-rains-county/


This is a call for Texas Citizens who care about what our children are learning- be on the CSCOPE review teams across Texas.

Posted April 11, 2013

Interested citizens may submit a nomination form through April 29. The CSCOPE Ad Hoc Committee expects to make committee assignments in May. The review panels would then work June 3-16 to review the material.

http://womenonthewall.org/the-sboe-state-board-of-education-cscope-review-process-needs-you


Find Out Why Sen. Ted Cruz Thinks Obama Has ‘Set the Stage’ for GOP to Take Control of the Senate in 2014

Posted April 12, 2013

During an interview with Laura Ingraham on her radio program Wednesday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) slammed President Barack Obama for “trying to take advantage” of the tragic Newtown shooting to push gun control. He also predicted that the administration’s quest to impose stricter gun laws will come back to haunt them in 2014.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/04/10/find-out-why-sen-ted-cruz-thinks-obama-has-set-the-stage-for-gop-to-take-control-of-the-senate-in-2014/


Toll agency seeks sweeping new powers, lawmakers detect misrepresentation

Posted April 12, 2013

“This is a clean-up bill,” spouted the North Texas Tollway Authority’s (NTTA) bond counsel, Frank Stevenson II, one of the agency’s ‘legacy contractors,’ Locke Lord, LLP, who crafted House Bill 2247 that grants the authority expansive new powers.

To which Texas State Representative Yvonne Davis replied, “Aren’t you asking for new authority in this bill? You’re telling us this bill doesn’t give you any new authority, but there’s an awful lot of new language in here...If you already have this authority, why do you need this bill?”

Stevenson proceeded to dodge the question in a dicey back-and-forth exchange that lasted for more than 30 minutes in the House Transportation Committee this week before he finally admitted the agency would indeed be granted new authority. NTTA attorneys were accused of misrepresenting the intent of the bill, trying to dismiss grassroots concerns that the bill granted the agency new powers that would decidedly shift the toll authority away from traditional turnpikes and into the world of ‘innovative financing’ gimmicks designed to extract heaps of public money from unknowing taxpayers to subsidize toll projects that are NOT toll viable.

http://www.examiner.com/article/toll-agency-seeks-sweeping-new-powers-lawmakers-detect-misrepresentation


Police, ‘anti-gun’ prosecutor clash with soldiers in area around Fort Hood [VIDEO]

Posted April 12, 2013

The conflict between law enforcement and armed military personnel in the community around Fort Hood, one of America’s largest military bases, has recently and repeatedly involved the issue of gun control — and the tension has been exacerbated in part by an Obama-supporting prosecutor described as a “bandleader” of anti-gun efforts in the heavily conservative community.

The conflict reached a fever pitch last month, when Texas police arrested an active-duty army sergeant for “rudely displaying” a hunting rifle. The sergeant, C.J. Grisham, established an online legal defense fund after he was, in his words, “illegally arrested and disarmed” for carrying the firearm.

http://dailycaller.com/2013/04/12/police-anti-gun-prosecutor-clash-with-soldiers-in-area-around-fort-hood-video/


Special Forces vets mark 7-month anniversary of Benghazi with call for more investigations

Posted April 11, 2013

A group of former special forces and intelligence veterans released a new video commemorating the seven month anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2011 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya on Thursday.

The video, “Benghazi: Unaware, Unresponsive, Unaccountable,” is a project of the non-partisan Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund, Inc that took President Barack Obama to task last year for taking too much credit for the killing of Osama bin Laden.

OPSEC’s video walks through the events of the day and reiterates the contention that there remain unanswered questions about the attacks in Benghazi that left four Americans dead, including the ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens.

http://dailycaller.com/2013/04/11/special-forces-vets-mark-7-month-anniversary-of-benghazi-with-call-for-more-investigations/


Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) discussed the gun debate on the Laura Ingraham radio show

Posted April 11, 2013

Listen to the Laura Ingraham Interview with Ted Cruz


Texas Legislative Update

Posted April 11, 2013

HJR 48  Texas Constitutional amendment for right to choose or not choose to purchase health insurance.

Take Immediate Action:
Call the Texas House Committee on Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility Today

Chair Brandon Creighton (R),  brandon.creighton@house.state.tx.us     512-463-0726

Eddie Lucio (D), eddie.lucio@house.state.tx.us                512-463-0606
Cindy Burkett (R), cindy.burkett@house.state.tx.us           512-463-0464
Scott Turner (R), scott.turner@house.state.tx.us                512-463-0484
Armando Walle (D), armando.walle@house.state.tx.us     512-463-0924

HB 204  Relating to zero-based budgeting for certain entities...

HB 149  Relating to the Texas Liberty Preservation Act  and HB 80 Stops TSA from random full body searches of innocent people.

 HB 1076  Texas Firearm Protection Act and HB 553 which stands up for our 2nd Amendment rights in Texas.

  • Status: Reported favorably out w/o amendment(s) on 4/3.  Now is in the Calendars committee.
  • Recommendation: STRONGLY FOR
  • Research Updated: Black leaders speak out against more gun controls VIDEO  
  • Comment: Protection of 2nd amendment rights for Texans.
  • Call to action: contact Calendars committee Chairmen and members   telling them to  schedule this bill for a full house vote this week or next.

Take Immediate Action: Contact the Texas House Calendars Committee

Chair, Rep. Todd Hunter (R), 512-463-0758, todd.hunter@house.state.tx.us
Vice-Chair, Rep. Eddie Lucio (D), 512-463-0606, eddie.lucio@house.state.tx.us
Rep. Angie Chen Button (R), 512-463-0486, angie.button@house.state.tx.us
Rep. Doug Miller (R), 512-463-0325, dan.branch@house.state.tx.us
Rep. Myra Crownover (R), 512-463-0582, myra.crownover@house.state.tx.us
Rep. Sarah Davis (R), 512-463-0389, sarah.davis@house.state.tx.us
Rep. Dan Branch (R), 512-463-0367, dan.branch@house.state.tx.us
Rep. John Frullo (R), 512-463-0676, john.frullo@house.state.tx.us
Rep. Byron Cook (R), 512-463-0730, byron.cook@house.state.tx.us
Rep. Charlie Geren (R), 512-463-0610
, charlie.geren@house.state.tx.us
Rep. John Kuempel (R), 512-463-0602, john.kuempel@house.state.tx.us


Benghazi Revisited with Special Operations Speaks

Posted April 10, 2013

What a wonderful show we had Tuesday Night with two great men with  long careers in Special Ops, Capt. Larry Baily USN Seal Ret. and Col. Dick Brauer USAF TAL Special Ops Ret.. We made a promise at the end of the show, we would ask our members and vets everywhere to pass this show on email, facebook, twitter. Please contact your Congressman and ask for a select congressional investigative committee. Demand Redress! Demand Accountability! Do it for our troops, Do it for your country.


Now Archived
BENGHAZI REVISITED
WITH SPECIAL OPERATIONS SPEAKS 
LISTEN NOW
******

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wbtminternetradio/2013/04/10/benghazi-revisited-special


CSCOPE review panel apps available, oversight bill moves forward, talking points miss ‘big picture’

Posted April 10, 2013

Curriculum brings numerous taxpayer concerns

CSCOPE, the curriculum management system used by more than 800 Texas public school districts and private schools, is making news on numerous fronts.

Read more…. http://watchdogwire.com/texas/2013/04/09/cscope-review-panel-apps-available-sboe-oversight-bill-moves-forward-media-talking-points-miss-big-picture/


As Educrats Scramble to Stop the Hemorrhaging…CSCOPE Controversy Continues

Posted April 9, 2013

A public trust betrayal in 'selling' CSCOPE?

Discussions surrounding CSCOPE, the controversial Texas school curriculum, continue although too often with a limited perspective. Americans for Prosperity-Texas State Director Peggy Venable offers this overview of the issue, the responses, what’s really at stake and the need for accountability.

CSCOPE is the hottest topic across the state. And many Texans have never heard of it, though most of the school districts in Texas use it.

What is CSCOPE? It is a set of lesson plans K-12 written under the direction of the Regional Education Service Centers (ESCs). It is then not sold, but rented to the very schools which provided funding for its creation. It costs ISDs $7-8.50 per student per year.

The authors have some problematic credentials…one of them is closely linked to Weather Underground, a self-proclaimed Communist revolutionary group founder and Obama ally Bill Ayers.

What’s wrong with CSCOPE? Simply put, there are four major areas of concern.

Read more… http://watchdogwire.com/texas/2013/04/08/as-educrats-scramble-to-stop-the-hemoragingcscope-controversy-continues/


 
   

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