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Memo To Dick Durbin: All Americans Are Journalists

Posted July 10, 2013

First Amendment: Is our constitutional right to publish something going to be decided by the likes of Sen. Dick Durbin? If so, our republic and the liberty it guarantees are in trouble.

Late last month, Durbin, an Illinois Democrat, wrote a column for the Chicago Sun Times in which he conceded that "Everyone, regardless of the mode of expression, has a constitutionally protected right to free speech."

But that doesn't mean Durbin accepts that there is an absolute freedom of expression.

"When it comes to freedom of the press," he continued, "I believe we must define a journalist and the constitutional and statutory protections those journalists should receive."

And who is to define who is and isn't a journalist? Durbin and his colleagues, of course.

http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/070913-663051-dick-durbin-doesnt-get-to-pick-who-is-a-journalist.htm


Sen. Mike Lee: Defund Obamacare or shut down the government

Posted July 10, 2013

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, thinks President Obama's delay of key provisions of Obamacare could force Senate Democrats to defend the unpopular law during the upcoming congressional debate on a new continuing resolution to fund the government through the 2014 election.

“If congressional Democrats want to oppose appropriations bills without additional Obamacare funding, shut down the government, and side with the president and Big Business against the American people, then it's their choice," Lee said.

"But three years in, even the president himself has now admitted that Obamacare won’t work. The only responsible choice now is to protect the country from Obamacare's looming disaster, start over and finally begin work on real health care reform.”

Lee is responding to the Treasury Department's July 5th announcement that it will delay implementation of Obamacare’s employer mandate on businesses to provide health insurance to workers.

http://washingtonexaminer.com/sen.-mike-lee-defund-obamacare-or-shut-down-the-government/article/2532842


EPA regs shutter two more coal plants

High costs associated with stricter federal environmental regulations and increased competition from low-priced natural gas have shut down two coal-fired power plants in Pennsylvania.

FirstEnergy Corp. will close the coal plants by October 9, according to Reuters, due to weak power prices.
Another factor is the high cost of complying with the Environmental Protection agency’s Mercury Air Toxics Standards, or MATS, which would require the company to spend $275 million at the two plants.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/07/09/epa-regs-shutter-two-more-coal-plants/#ixzz2YdbIC7UB


Palin 'Considering' Senate Run

Posted July 10, 2013

Hannity then asked Palin if she had considered running for Senate from Alaska. “I’ve considered it because people have requested me considering it, but I’m still waiting to see what the lineup will be….I’m glad you brought that up because Sen. Mark Begich has got to be replaced. He has not done what he has promised to do for the people of Alaska, and that was to represent what it is that the nation needs in terms of energy development and so many other natural resource development issues that are near and dear to an Alaskan’s heart. Because he’s on the wrong side of the aisle, he has to go along to get along with his Democrat leadership, and that’s a shame, that’s a waste of opportunity for our nation.”

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/07/09/Palin-considering-Senate-run


Immigration Reform News

Posted July 10, 2013

Poll: Hispanics Want Border Security, Interior Enforcement Before Amnesty

A Guide to Wednesday’s Immigration Conference Meeting

Posted July 9, 2013

Yates Walker: The tea party's only move - Stop John Boehner

Bush says immigration reform 'complex,' optimistic Congress can fix 'broken system'

Posted July 8, 2013

McCain: 'We Hope and Pray' House GOP Will Take Up Senate Immigration Bill


The White House of Cards

Updated July 9, 2013

Coverage of the Obama Administration scandals - IRS targeting conservative groups, NSA Surveillance of US Citizens, DOJ/AP scandal, Benghazi lies, Extortion 17, Fast & Furious, & many more.

The White House of Cards

Benghazi

Posted July 8, 2013

Republicans want to talk to Col. George Bristol about Benghazi

Fast and Furious

Posted July 8, 2013

Police chief killed with rifle lost in ATF gun-tracking program

Report: Two more killings traced to missing Fast & Furious guns

IRS Scandal

Posted July 9, 2013

How three attempts by Democrats to put out the IRS fire have only fanned the flames

IRS scandal will prevent Obamacare implementation from being fully funded

Posted July 8, 2013

Potentially explosive development in IRS scandals

Congressman: IRS Scandal Will Widen to Leaks

NSA Scandal

Posted July 9, 2013

Obama Admin's Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Collecting Credit Card Data

Posted July 8, 2013

Is the FISA Court more powerful than SCOTUS?

Did You Know Author Brad Thor Warned of the NSA Scandal in a Novel Last Year? He Tells Us How and Previews a Controversy He Says Is ‘Bigger’

EDITORIAL: The pocketbook spies - Big Brother knows what you spend on everything

Exclusive: Obama's NSA Operates on Two Sets of Books. Who is Watching the Watchers?

State Department Scandal

Posted July 8, 2013

Cameras Catch Mystery Break-In at Whistleblower's Law Firm

U.S. Embassy official in Guyana removed in alleged sex-for-visas swindle


OOPS: IRS Accidentally Releases Thousands of Social Security Numbers

Posted July 9, 2013

Even when they aren't trying to do evil, the IRS is dangerous to the American people. According to a recent audit by Public.Resource.org, the Internal Revenue Service posted tens of thousands of social security numbers on its websites. Even worse they were social security numbers associated with non-profit 527 political organizations. The identifying numbers were on the Internet for less than 24 hours after being discovered, but the damage was done.

Every so often, 527s have to file tax forms to the IRS, which then get added to a database. The database itself is hardly a secret; the IRS has been sending updated records routinely to Public.Resource.org and other public-interest groups, this site has broken stories using the IRS Database (the Soros funding J-Street story for example).

http://yidwithlid.blogspot.com/2013/07/oops-irs-accidentally-releases.html


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OBAMANOMICS: 101 MILLION AMERICANS ON FOODSTAMPS, OUTNUMBER FULL-TIME PRIVATE SECTOR WORKERS

Posted July 9, 2013

(CNSNews.com) – The number of Americans receiving subsidized food assistance from the federal government has risen to 101 million, representing roughly a third of the U.S. population.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that a total of 101,000,000 people currently participate in at least one of the 15 food programs offered by the agency, at a cost of $114 billion in fiscal year 2012.

That means the number of Americans receiving food assistance has surpassed the number of full-time private sector workers in the U.S.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were 97,180,000 full-time private sector workers in 2012.

http://katenews2day.com/2013/07/09/obamanomics-101-million-americans-on-foodstamps-outnumber-full-time-private-sector-workers/


Broward County Sheriff's Office Prepares Zimmerman Verdict Riot Plan

Posted July 9, 2013

On Monday, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office released a video calling on the public not to riot in the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict, expected this week or next in Florida. The Sheriff’s Office released a statement explaining that it was “working closely with the Sanford Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies” to coordinate “a response plan in anticipation of the verdict.”

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/07/08/Broward-county-sheriff-riots


STUDENTS LAY TO WASTE NSA RECRUITERS

Posted July 8, 2013


Hinkle: Commit any felonies lately?

Posted July 8, 2013

Elizabeth Daly went to jail over a case of bottled water.

According to the Charlottesville Daily Progress, shortly after 10 p.m. April 11, the University of Virginia student bought ice cream, cookie dough and a carton of LaCroix sparkling water from the Harris Teeter grocery store at the popular Barracks Road Shopping Center. In the parking lot, a half-dozen men and a woman approached her car, flashing some kind of badges. One jumped on the hood. Another drew a gun. Others started trying to break the windows.

Daly understandably panicked. With her roommate in the passenger seat yelling “Go, go, go!” Daly drove off, hoping to reach the nearest police station. The women dialed 911. Then a vehicle with lights and sirens pulled them over, and the situation clarified: The people who had swarmed Daly’s vehicle were plainclothes agents of the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. The agents had thought the sparkling water was a 12-pack of beer.

http://www.timesdispatch.com/opinion/our-opinion/columnists-blogs/bart-hinkle/hinkle-commit-any-felonies-lately/article_58344fc1-7d4f-584a-8d16-36a1b1f2cdc0.html


4th of July DUI Checkpoint - Drug Dogs, Searched without Consent, while Innocent

Posted July 8, 2013


Lawsuit: Police seize homes, arrest owners to investigate neighbor

Posted July 8, 2013

A family is suing the city of Henderson, Nevada for violating their Third Amendment rights — the constitutional prohibition against quartering soldiers in a private home during peacetime without the owner’s consent.

The Mitchell family says that’s essentially what happened when Henderson police allegedly arrested them for refusing to let officers use their homes for a “tactical advantage” in a domestic violence investigation into a neighbor, according to an official complaint.

Police officers contacted Anthony Mitchell on July 10, 2011, with a request to use his house as a lookout while investigating his neighbor. When Mitchell told police that he did not wish to be involved, the complaint alleges, police decided they would use the residence anyway.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/07/05/lawsuit-police-seize-homes-arrest-owners-to-investigate-neighbor/#ixzz2YG1DFS3G


California prison doctors sterilized women to cut welfare costs

Posted July 8, 2013

California prison doctors sterilized almost 150 women over a four-year period because they didn’t want the state to have to provide welfare funding to any children they might have in the future, one of the top doctors admitted this week.

California taxpayers spent $147,460 on the procedures between 1997 and 2010. ”Over a 10-year period, that isn’t a huge amount of money,” Dr. James Heinrich, the OB-GYN at Valley State Prison for Women, told the Center for Investigative Reporting, “compared to what you save in welfare paying for these unwanted children – as they procreated more.”

Heinrich’s argument recalls progressive Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., who declared “three generations of imbeciles are enough” in the opinion he wrote for the majority in Buck vs Bell (1927), in which the Supreme Court ruled that women could be forcibly sterilized.

http://washingtonexaminer.com/california-prison-doctors-sterilized-women-to-cut-welfare-costs/article/2532752


(Audio) Tennessee Imam Yasir Qadhi: ‘Christians hold no value and are filthy, impure, dirty. Jihad is a command made permissible in the Koran’

Posted July 8, 2013

http://themuslimissue.wordpress.com/2013/07/07/tennessee-imam-yasir-qadhi-christians-hold-no-value-and-are-filthy-impure-dirty-jihad-is-a-command-made-permissible-in-the-koran/


 
   

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Texas House Tentatively Passes Bill to Ban Late-Term Abortions After 20 Weeks

Posted July 10, 2013

After a full day of debate and pro-life votes to defeat almost two dozen pro-abortion amendments to weaken the bill, Texas legislators successfully approved on second reading a bill that will ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

Lawmakers voted 98-49 for the bill on second reading and a third reading vote is forthcoming, likely tomorrow, but the same margin is expected. The vote today for conditional approval is four more votes for the measure than the last time the House approved the bill before Wendy Davis’ infamous filibuster.

Five pro-life Democrats voted for HB2 including Guillen, Herrero, Martinez, Munoz, and Pickett while one Republican voted against it: Sarah Davis.

http://www.lifenews.com/2013/07/09/texas-house-passes-bill-to-ban-late-term-abortions-after-20-weeks/


Sen. Cruz: Without Life, There is no Liberty

Posted July 10, 2013

Submits Testimony to Texas Legislature Supporting 20 Week Abortion Ban

AUSTIN, TX – U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) today submitted testimony for the record in support of Texas Senate Bill 1, which will ban abortions after 20 weeks and raise standards of care at abortion clinics by requiring them to meet the same standards as ambulatory surgical centers. Part of Sen. Cruz’s testimony will be read at the Stand for Life Rally on Monday evening at the Texas State Capitol.

“I want to thank the thousands of Texans who are engaging in the legislative process to speak up for the unborn,” Sen. Cruz said. “The horrors exposed during the recent murder trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell compel us, in Texas and nationally, to take action. Our opponents seem to advocate little to no restrictions on abortion. In the past, such advocates claimed abortion should be ‘safe, legal, and rare.’ Today, their position can fairly be interpreted as ‘anytime, on-demand, and everywhere.’ This extreme embrace of unlimited late-term abortion is indefensible.

“Our nation was founded on the principle that we are all created equal and endowed by our Creator with ‘certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.’ America’s founders knew that life comes first. Without life, there is no liberty; without life, there is no pursuit of happiness.”

Since Roe vs. Wade was passed in 1973 – 40 years ago – 55.5 million babies have been aborted in the United States. More than 80,000 abortions were performed in Texas in 2012 alone.

In his testimony, Sen. Cruz noted that even many European nations have stricter abortion laws than the U.S., where our laws remain among the most extreme in the world. For instance, Spain, Italy, Portugal and France all ban abortions after 14 weeks. Additionally, 11 other U.S. states have already passed 20-week abortion bans.

Sen. Cruz also commended the Texas groups who have worked tirelessly to promote SB 1 and HB 2 including Concerned Women for America–Texas, The Heidi Group, Texans for Life, Texas Alliance for Life, Texas Eagle Forum, Texas Right to Life, and Texas Values.
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View Sen. Cruz's testimony and this release online


Dirty trick? TxDOT bypasses legislature to enact law through ‘rule change’

Posted July 10, 2013 ~ Terri Hall

How do you know when a public agency is out of control? It tries to bypass the legitimate branch of government charged with enacting law, in this case the Texas legislature, to make laws unto themselves using schemes like making an administrative ‘rule change’ instead. At a recent meeting of the Texas Transportation Commission (the body that governs the Texas Department of Transportation or TxDOT), it proposed a rule change that would, in effect, give the agency a blank check to enter into unlimited numbers of controversial public private partnerships (known as P3s, called Comprehensive Development Agreements or CDAs in Texas).

Indeed, they’d do it using the so-called ‘availability payment’ model, which they initially tried but failed to get passed as legislation, House Bill 3650, during the 83rd regular session of the legislature that ended Memorial Day. So it appears TxDOT is attempting to do through a rule change what they couldn't get done legitimately through the legislative process.

http://www.examiner.com/article/dirty-trick-txdot-bypasses-legislature-to-enact-law-through-rule-change


Pro-Lifers stage massive rally at Texas Capitol

Posted July 9, 2013 - Jim Graham, Texas Right to Life

The media won't tell you about this but Pro-Lifers are staging one of the largest rallies for Life, as I write this to you, at the Texas Capitol that I've ever witnessed!

I posted a quick video scan of the huge crowd.

Senator Donna Campbell, who is a doctor, is speaking to the crowd in the video.

Here's what she says:

"The abortion industry is born out of the death of unborn babies ... there is life in the womb ... no baby chooses pain! Texas is about life! We support life, not with a clinched fist, but with an open heart. It is essential that we #stand4life! God bless Texas!"

http://www.texasrighttolife.com/a/1075/ProLifers-stage-massive-rally-at-Texas-Capitol


Texas Gov. Rick Perry Won't Seek Re-Election

Posted July 9, 2013

Gov. Rick Perry was a champion of fiercely conservative social activism long before the tea party was born. He oversaw the "Texas Miracle" job-creation boom and became the most powerful Texas governor since Reconstruction.

But nationally, Perry is better known for his "oops" presidential debate brain freeze or for not opposing forcefully enough the notion that Texas could secede from the union. For many outside the Lone Star State, he's a political punch line on par with Dan Quayle — if he's known at all.

Now, the longest-serving governor in Texas history is quitting his day job. Perry announced Monday that he won't seek a fourth full term in office next year.

http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/politics/Perry-to-Announce-Future-Plans-214629131.html


Defending Life in Austin: Texas rallies for the pro-life cause

Posted July 9, 2013 - Lily Smith

“Those are not radical requirements; those are reasonable requirements.” That’s what Governor Mike Huckabee said about the second House bill now under consideration in the Texas legislature. Huckabee is hopeful that a companion bill, HB 2, the bill which will ban all abortions after 20 weeks, will pass this time, and go to the full House for a vote on July 9.

Hundreds of pro-lifers dressed in all shades of blue chanted “stand for life” at the Texas State Capitol July 8, on the southwest steps, in Austin to show their support for the omnibus pro-life bill.

“Sixty-four percent of Americans oppose abortion in the second trimester,” Senior Pastor Dr. Robert Jeffress said at the rally. “Eighty percent of Americans oppose abortion in the third semester. The American people are on the side of life.”

Read more: http://liveactionnews.org/defending-life-in-austin-texas-rallies-for-the-pro-life-cause/


NAFTA superhighway underway in South Texas

Posted July 9, 2013 ~ Terri Hall

While there’s been much political angling and wrangling over whether or not the famed legacy project of Texas Governor Rick Perry, the Trans Texas Corridor (TTC), is dead or alive, the evidence points to it being alive and well and underway throughout Texas. The Trans Texas Corridor is the Texas portion of the NAFTA superhighways, often called high priority corridors, approved by Congress since the nineties. Two such corridors in Texas, I-69 and Ports to Plains, are advancing.

At its May meeting, the Texas Transportation Commission approved $11.2 million in funds to expand US 87 in Dawson County from the city of Lamesa south to the border of Martin County. Just a few months prior to this allocation, the Commission approved another $17 million widening project on Texas 349 between Lamesa and Midland. These projects are part of the Ports to Plains TTC corridor headed south into Texas from Colorado, mostly as incremental upgrades to existing highways.

http://www.examiner.com/article/nafta-superhighway-underway-south-texas


Tale of 2 TX Senators & the TX Fetal Pain Bill

Posted July 4, 2013


Video: Abortion Supporters Chant "Hail Satan" at Pro-Life Women

Posted July 3, 2013

For a few hours yesterday afternoon, I thought wishing rape upon pro-life legislators and their families would represent rock bottom for the abortion zealots who've descended upon the Texas capitol to picket in favor of late-term abortion.  And then I heard about this.  There are no words:

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2013/07/03/video-abortion-supporters-chant-hail-satan-at-prolife-women-n1632934


AMERICA IN DISTRESS RALLY

More at http://www.teaparty911.com/blog/america-in-distress-rally-dallas-texas-july-2-2013-videos/


Even Democrats Oppose Wendy Davis

Posted July 3, 2013 ~ Konni Burton

It's not every day I say "I agree with a Democrat", but today is that day.

One of the bright lights of Senator Davis's filibuster, followed by a mob hijacking of the democratic process, was the voice of reason that came from Senator Eddie Lucio. Now I'm sure as a State Senator I will have serious disagreements with Senator Lucio on certain policies but on this issue we stand together.

Read more...


DC March for Jobs & Anti-Amnesty Rally

TEXANS: Reserve your bus seat today

To help to stop Congress' amnesty push, please join the Black American Leadership Alliance for our march on Washington on Monday, July 15, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. at Freedom Plaza as we demand that our leaders reject amnesty, and pass immigration policies that put Americans back to work. Click here to learn more about the event.

To register to attend the event, click here.
To reserve your bus seat, click here.

Additional:

  • Only people registered will be allowed on the bus.
  • Busses will be departing 7/14 and returning 7/16.
  • The Days Inn will be offering room rates at $75+ tax.

 

Say “NO” to amnesty…loud and clear. Please register today.

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