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Fourth Amendment and Foreigners: Does it Apply?

Fourth Amendment and Foreigners: Does it Apply?

on November 23, 2013, 6:48 AM / in National News, News

Written by  Joe Wolverton, II, J.D. The National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance of foreign leaders has been well publicized. The phones of politicians from Germany to Brazil, from France to Spain, were tapped and the conversations were monitored and recorded by agents of the government of the United States. Although President Obama has committed to “curbing” the spooks’ unwarranted and […]

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Scott Walker Thinks the Ideal 2016 GOP Nominee Looks Just Like Him

Scott Walker Thinks the Ideal 2016 GOP Nominee Looks Just Like Him

on November 23, 2013, 6:26 AM / in National News, News

By Shane Goldmacher Gov. Scott Walker was 800 miles from Madison, in a hotel conference room two blocks from the White House—a room filled with national reporters—after a week of interviews with national media outlets and about to embark on a nationwide book tour, when he made a declaration. “I’m not focused on the national,” the Wisconsin Republican said. “I’m […]

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How one inspector general is fighting fraud and waste in Afghanistan

How one inspector general is fighting fraud and waste in Afghanistan

on November 23, 2013, 6:17 AM / in National News, News

By D.B. Grady / The Week After 12 years of war, you would think the war planners and defense contractors have the situation in Afghanistan well in hand. And they do, if the goal is wasteful spending on such a colossal scale that it makes Healthcare.gov look like Amazon.com. The magnitude of the ongoing fiscal irresponsibility in Afghanistan is almost […]

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Clock Ticking for 2018 Private Manned Mars Mission

Clock Ticking for 2018 Private Manned Mars Mission

on November 23, 2013, 6:13 AM / in National News, News

By by Mike Wall, Senior Writer A private manned Mars mission won’t get off the ground as planned in January 2018 unless it secures the support of the federal government within the next few months, officials say. Related Stories [$$] Details of Private Mars Mission Given to House Science Panel The Wall Street Journal NASA’s Next Mission to Mars Ready […]

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Bachmann ‘Refused’ to Add LGBT Language to Her Adoption Bill

Bachmann ‘Refused’ to Add LGBT Language to Her Adoption Bill

on November 22, 2013, 11:47 AM / in National News, News

Rep. Michele Bachmann took up adoption as a cause this month in a big way, with everything from a Buzzfeed community listicle to introducing a House resolution “promot[ing] national awareness of adoption.” But her colleague Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney apparently found out that Bachmann’s bill isn’t meant to support all adoptive parents. Specifically, it’s not meant to support the family of the […]

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Reid’s “Nuclear Option” Limits Power to Filibuster Presidential Nominees

Reid’s “Nuclear Option” Limits Power to Filibuster Presidential Nominees

on November 22, 2013, 9:18 AM / in National News, News

On Thursday, November 21, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), shown, pushed through a measure that altered rules of the Senate that have been in effect for nearly 225 years. The action, dubbed the “nuclear option” for its likelihood to invoke a violent reaction from the party out of power and purported permanent impact on the way the upper chamber […]

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The filibuster controversy: How Republican intransigence keeps backfiring

The filibuster controversy: How Republican intransigence keeps backfiring

on November 22, 2013, 9:06 AM / in National News, News

The GOP has gone from the Party of No to the Party of Oops By Jon Terbush | The Week Editor’s Note: This business of appointments to the judiciary has always bothered me, mainly because it didn’t matter the qualifications as much as the politics and political favors that it presented. The need for these judges is probably fiction anyway.   Exasperated […]

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Gingrich: ‘Even More Power and More Control’ for Obama

Gingrich: ‘Even More Power and More Control’ for Obama

on November 22, 2013, 8:38 AM / in National News, News

By Susan Jones (CNSNews.com) – Because the Senate wasn’t functioning the way President Obama thinks it should, he supported Democrats Thursday as they overturned 200 years of Senate tradition by essentially doing away with the filibuster. Democrats invoked the so-called “nuclear option,” allowing presidential nominees be confirmed with 51 votes, instead of 60. “[T]his was one more step to give […]

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A Very Good Idea! Birth of a New Tradition!

A Very Good Idea! Birth of a New Tradition!

on November 22, 2013, 8:34 AM / in National News, News

Thanks to Carol for passing this on… As the holidays approach, the giant Asian factories are kicking into high gear to provide Americans with monstrous piles of cheaply produced goods — merchandise that has been produced at the expense of American labor. This year will be different. This year Americans will give the gift of genuine concern for other Americans. […]

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Will Obamacare Be the Death of Liberalism?

Will Obamacare Be the Death of Liberalism?

on November 22, 2013, 8:28 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By 1968, Walter Lippmann, the dean of liberal columnists, had concluded that liberalism had reached the end of its tether. In that liberal epoch, the 1960s, the Democratic Party had marched us into an endless war that was tearing America apart. Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society had produced four “long, hot summers” of racial riots and a national crime rate that […]

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Addison Wiggin, recalling lunch at Mick O’Shea’s yesterday with Peter…

Addison Wiggin, recalling lunch at Mick O’Shea’s yesterday with Peter…

on November 22, 2013, 8:26 AM / in National News, News

“We’ve had amazing human experiments throughout history,” Peter told us yesterday over pinot grigio and Yuengling. We were discussing the topic that has had us preoccupied for many entrepreneurs… some combination of both? ” Pete continued, “in each case, geographic lines were just arbitrarily and two completely opposite social and economic systems were set up. “We learned a few things […]

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Obama Education Chief Sparks Fury with Common Core Comments

Obama Education Chief Sparks Fury with Common Core Comments

on November 22, 2013, 8:14 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Obama administration Secretary of Education Arne Duncan (shown) unleashed a firestorm of outrage after claiming that opposition to the nationalization of schooling through “Common Core” standards, foisted on states via taxpayer-funded federal bribes, was coming from “white suburban moms” whose kids are not as smart as their parents thought. The false statement sparked an outcry for a variety of reasons, […]

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Gay teen activist honored by Obama charged with sex crimes against a 14-yr-old boy

Gay teen activist honored by Obama charged with sex crimes against a 14-yr-old boy

on November 22, 2013, 8:10 AM / in National News, News

by Kirsten Andersen Original Post PHOENIX, November 20, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An openly homosexual teenager, who was given a position as an “adviser” to Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and honored by President Barack Obama at a White House “gay pride” dinner, has been indicted on more than a dozen counts of sexual misconduct with a minor under the age of […]

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Australian euthanasia advocate Nitschke opens Internet suicide clinic

Australian euthanasia advocate Nitschke opens Internet suicide clinic

on November 22, 2013, 8:07 AM / in National News, News

by Wesley J. Smith Australia’s Philip Nitschke is Jack Kevorkian, squared, but without our late ghoul’s willingness to put his own freedom on the line for his beliefs. How noxious is Nitschke? Just read Kathryn Jean Lopez’s interview with him from more than ten years ago, in which he said that suicide pills should be sold in supermarkets and available to “troubled teens.” Now, he is […]

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This Pastor Proves My Point

This Pastor Proves My Point

on November 22, 2013, 7:59 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

This column is archived here. A fellow pastor wrote a Facebook response to my column last week, which was entitled, “Our Friends Are Killing Us.” In the column I wrote, “By the same token, how long are Christians today who say they believe in the Second Amendment (and the rest of the Bill of Rights) going to keep sending their […]

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Florida Becomes Second State to File Injunction Against PartsTrader

Florida Becomes Second State to File Injunction Against PartsTrader

on November 22, 2013, 7:39 AM / in National News, News

By Jason Stahl Body Shop Business Ray Gunder, owner of Gunder’s Auto Center, filed an injunction against PartsTrader at the Polk County Courthouse on Nov. 20 on behalf of other Florida collision repairers with assistance from attorneys John Eaves, Jr. and Brent Geohagan. Florida follows Mississippi as the second state to file such an injunction. “This is just another attempt […]

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Freddie, Fannie Recapitalization Plan Rejected

Freddie, Fannie Recapitalization Plan Rejected

on November 22, 2013, 7:07 AM / in National News, News

Recently, Miami-based equity fund manager Fairholme Capital Management LLC’s plan to recapitalize Freddie Mac (FMCC) and Fannie Mae (FNMA) was rejected by the White House. The National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling stated that recapitalization would create two new ‘too big to fail’ financial institutions. Last week, Fairholme had announced its intention to acquire the insurance businesses of these two […]

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Chris Christie’s first big national test: 2014

Chris Christie’s first big national test: 2014

on November 22, 2013, 7:02 AM / in National News, News

By Jon Terbush / The Week Editor’s Note: I would be gravely disappointed if the Republican Party nominate Gov. Christie for President… mainly because the Dems would rule the White House once more. Chris Christie is widely expected to be preparing for a 2016 White House bid. And to that end, his role as chairman of the Republican Governors Association […]

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Afghanistan rebuffs US demand on signing security deal

Afghanistan rebuffs US demand on signing security deal

on November 22, 2013, 6:56 AM / in National News, News

Kabul (AFP) – Afghanistan on Friday rebuffed a US demand to sign a highly anticipated security pact as soon as possible, insisting the document must wait until after next year’s presidential election. Washington warned Kabul on Thursday to sign the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) pact as soon as possible, with senior officials hinting that delaying beyond the end of this […]

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Senate guts filibuster power / Reid Shows his Metal

Senate guts filibuster power / Reid Shows his Metal

on November 21, 2013, 5:25 PM / in National News, News

By Alexander Bolton / The Hill The Senate voted Thursday to change its rules to prevent the minority party from filibustering any nominations other than nods to the Supreme Court. The change was approved after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) triggered the “nuclear option,” which allows a change to Senate rules by majority vote. The 52-48 vote dramatically changes […]

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