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The Political Corollary to You Will Be Made to Care

The Political Corollary to You Will Be Made to Care

on December 17, 2013, 8:10 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By: Erick Erickson / RedState   Many of you are convinced you can sit on the sidelines or quietly take the side of the Republican Establishment in the upcoming primary season.  Many of you are convinced it does not matter.  Many of you are convinced that the GOP will do the right thing once they have control. Many of you […]

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Solyndra-like USEC to file for bankruptcy, wants $750 m more from DOE

Solyndra-like USEC to file for bankruptcy, wants $750 m more from DOE

on December 17, 2013, 8:04 AM / in National News, News

By Luke Rosiak / Washington Examiner The United States Enrichment Corp., the nuclear enrichment company that has drained billions of dollars from federal coffers and churned through investors’ money with a series of failing business plans propped up by extensive political connections, lobbying and campaign connections, will file for bankruptcy, it announced Monday. But that will not be the end […]

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NEWS RELEASE – LAWSUIT FILED

NEWS RELEASE – LAWSUIT FILED

on December 17, 2013, 7:56 AM / in National News, News

Keep Our Domestic Animals On December 16, 2013 a Lawsuit was filed in the Federal District Court in Washington DC that asks the Court to declare that the Retail Pet Store Rule is “arbitrary, capricious and inconsistent”  with law, and to remand the Rule back to the USDA.  The Lawsuit also seeks an injunction that would bar the USDA from […]

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Obama Administration issues Martial Law Directive

Obama Administration issues Martial Law Directive

on December 17, 2013, 7:52 AM / in National News, News

hmmmm      this is going to take more than one reading to digest. Sue sends this in for our *enlightenment*….   December 11, 2013. Washington. Bureaucrats and politicians will never use the term Martial Law. Instead, the phrase ‘continuity of government’ is substituted. In reality, they’re the same thing. Last month, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence – the […]

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From Obamacare to Marx

From Obamacare to Marx

on December 17, 2013, 7:48 AM / in National News, News

From The Lighthouse President Barack Obama claims his opponents have offered no alternative to the Affordable Care Act. Not so, according to Independent Institute Senior Fellow John C. Goodman, whose plan, he writes, “empowers patients, allows real competition, and minimizes the role of government in the medical marketplace.” It’s based on six core principles: choice, fairness, universality, portability, patient power, […]

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10 things you need to know today December 17th 2013

10 things you need to know today December 17th 2013

on December 17, 2013, 7:26 AM / in National News, News

1. Judge calls NSA surveillance unconstitutional A federal judge ruled Monday that the National Security Agency’s data collection probably violates the Constitution’s ban on unreasonable searches. U.S. District   Judge Richard Leon said the mining of phone and email records, exposed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, was “almost Orwellian,” but   he delayed calling an injunction on the program pending a […]

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The Pope and Capitalism

The Pope and Capitalism

on December 17, 2013, 7:19 AM / in Opinion

By Walter E. Williams Pope Francis, in  his apostolic exhortation, levied charges against free market  capitalism, denying that “economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and  inclusiveness in the world” and concluding that “this opinion … has  never been confirmed by the facts.” He went on to label unfettered  capitalism as “a […]

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Reality TV star may get his day in front of the Supreme Court

Reality TV star may get his day in front of the Supreme Court

on December 17, 2013, 7:14 AM / in National News, News

By NCC Staff Kody Brown, the star of the TV series Sister Wives, has won a key legal battle in his constitutional fight to Utah’s bigamy statute. The question now is if Brown’s case will make it to the highest court in the land. Last week, Brown and his four sister wives gained a huge win in the United States […]

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What Happens Without Coal

What Happens Without Coal

on December 17, 2013, 7:00 AM / in National News, News

Written by  Ed Hiserodt and Rebecca Terrell Wind and solar energy sources can wreak havoc on utility grids. This is because power must be used as it is generated, and generated as it is used. There is no way to store it. As consumer demand increases, so must generation, whether or not the wind is blowing or the sun is […]

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Several GOP senators to back a vote on budget bill

Several GOP senators to back a vote on budget bill

on December 17, 2013, 6:56 AM / in National News, News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Several conservative Senate Republicans have swung behind a bipartisan budget bill, apparently giving it enough momentum to win a pivotal test in the Senate over the passive resistance of top GOP leaders. It’ll take at least five Republicans to advance the measure over a filibuster threshold demanded by GOP leaders. Announcements Monday by Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch […]

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Jeh Johnson confirmed as new US Homeland Security chief

Jeh Johnson confirmed as new US Homeland Security chief

on December 17, 2013, 6:51 AM / in National News, News

Washington (AFP) – The US Senate has easily confirmed Jeh Johnson, a former top Pentagon lawyer, to be the next head of the Department of Homeland Security. Johnson will be the first African-American to lead the huge department, and only the fourth person to head DHS since it was created by then-president George W. Bush in 2002, one year after […]

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Let’s Not Get Too Carried Away Imagining a Kinder, Gentler Tea Party

Let’s Not Get Too Carried Away Imagining a Kinder, Gentler Tea Party

on December 17, 2013, 6:49 AM / in National News, News

By Philip Bump On its front page on Monday, The New York Times offers a portrait of Tea Partiers ousted from Congress who’ve decided to toe a more moderate line in 2014 as they try to get their old seats back. We’d be wise to be skeptical that moderation is the new Tea Party playbook. Bob Dold, one-time/one-term Tea Party […]

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As the World Turns

As the World Turns

on December 17, 2013, 6:42 AM / in National News, News

A U.S. District Judge in San Jose, California, has turned the tables on the lawyers suing some giant tech companies. Federal judge Lucy Koh found that a lawsuit that accused AOL and Microsoft of conspiring on a bogus patent auction with the help of Goldman Sachs was “frivolous” and “utterly lacking” in facts. Koh went one step further beyond dismissing […]

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Democratic group apologizes after sending tracker to memorial service

Democratic group apologizes after sending tracker to memorial service

on December 17, 2013, 6:38 AM / in National News, News

Alexis Levinson / The Daily Caller Democratic opposition research organization American Bridge apologized on Monday for sending someone to follow New Hampshire Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte at a funeral this weekend, after a reporter and the New Hampshire Republican party attacked them for the move. Ray Burton, New Hampshire’s longest serving executive councilor passed away in November,* and the crowd […]

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Budget deal shows the GOP has PTSD

Budget deal shows the GOP has PTSD

on December 17, 2013, 6:32 AM / in Opinion

By Marc A. Thiessen / Washington Post Since taking office, Barack Obama has run the table on congressional Republicans, racking up one government-expanding victory after another — from the stimulus to Dodd-Frank, Obamacare and the $620 billion in fiscal-cliff tax increases. The GOP’s sole victory — its one, lonely government-reducing achievement — was the passage of the Budget Control Act […]

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Quote for Today December 17th

Quote for Today December 17th

on December 17, 2013, 6:26 AM / in Bedtime Stories

“Scout,” said Atticus, “when summer comes you’ll have to keep your head about far worse things… it’s not fair for you and Jem, I know that, but sometimes we have to make the best of things, and the way we conduct ourselves when the chips are down—well, all I can say is, when you and Jem are grown, maybe you’ll […]

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CNN: America Doesn’t Know How to Keep its Children Safe

CNN: America Doesn’t Know How to Keep its Children Safe

on December 17, 2013, 6:20 AM / in National News, News

By Cortney O’Brien / Townhall Last week we marked the somber one year anniversary of the fatal mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut in which we lost 26 precious lives at Sandy Hook Elementary School. “Can America learn something?” asked CNN’s Fareed Zakaria in response to this tragedy. In the special “Global Lessons on Guns” that aired Sunday, the host of Global […]

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Smile, what else can you do!

Smile, what else can you do!

on December 17, 2013, 6:15 AM / in Bedtime Stories
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The Spiral of Absurdity

The Spiral of Absurdity

on December 17, 2013, 6:12 AM / in Opinion

by Maggie McNeill Modern man must descend the spiral of his own absurdity to the lowest point; only then can he look beyond it.  –  Václav Havel For several years now, I’ve been pointing out examples of the increasingly-bizarre claims of “sex trafficking” hysterics; regular readers have watched the claimed numbers of “sex slaves” rise along with their supposed number […]

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Electric car owner charged with stealing 5 cents worth of juice

on December 17, 2013, 6:07 AM / in National News, News

CHAMBLEE, Ga. — One Saturday in November, Kaveh Kamooneh drove his Nissan Leaf to Chamblee Middle School, where his 11-year-old son was playing tennis. Kamooneh had taken the liberty of charging the electric car with an exterior outlet at the school. Within minutes of plugging in the car, he says a Chamblee police officer appeared. “He said that he was […]

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