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SALLY JEWELL

SALLY JEWELL

on November 12, 2013, 8:51 AM / in National News, News

Kirk   MacKenzie  / Kirk@DefendRuralAmerica.com SALLY JEWELL From Britain, Big Oil, and Big Banking to Big Government Let me introduce you to our new Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell. Does anyone else find it interesting she wasn’t born in our country, but managed to hop from big oil and banking, to REI, to her first job in government–nothing less than […]

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Regulatory Commissars: Clean Water Act Holes

Regulatory Commissars: Clean Water Act Holes

on November 12, 2013, 8:38 AM / in National News, News

Ronald Reagan once noted, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’” Under the Obama administration, the EPA is relentlessly proving Reagan’s observation by attempting to regulate small water bodies as “wetlands” under the Clean Water Act. Naturally, leftist green pressure groups who mindlessly believe an ever more intrusive […]

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IRS Scandal Investigation Continues

IRS Scandal Investigation Continues

on November 12, 2013, 8:37 AM / in National News, News

Six months after the May 10 discovery that the IRS illegally targeted conservative organizations for additional “scrutiny,” House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) remains committed to finding answers about the scope of the IRS prying. It was the admission of former IRS official Lois Lerner that blew the lid off a scandal of epic proportions. Lerner then pleaded the Fifth […]

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Atheist ‘mega-churches’ take root across US, world

Atheist ‘mega-churches’ take root across US, world

on November 12, 2013, 8:35 AM / in National News, News

By Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — It looked like a typical Sunday morning at any mega-church. Hundreds packed in for more than an hour of rousing music, an inspirational sermon, a reading and some quiet reflection. The only thing missing was God. Dozens of gatherings dubbed “atheist mega-churches” by supporters and detractors are springing up around the U.S. after […]

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The secret, dirty cost of Obama’s green power push

The secret, dirty cost of Obama’s green power push

on November 12, 2013, 8:29 AM / in National News, News

Original Post CORYDON, Iowa (AP) — The hills of southern Iowa bear the scars of America’s push for green energy: The brown gashes where rain has washed away the soil. The polluted streams that dump fertilizer into the water supply. Even the cemetery that disappeared like an apparition into a cornfield. It wasn’t supposed to be this way. With the […]

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When Opposing Jihad Is ‘Racist’

When Opposing Jihad Is ‘Racist’

on November 12, 2013, 8:26 AM / in Opinion

By Robert Spencer Original Post “Islamophobia” has broken out at Washington University of St. Louis, sparking outrage, grief, an “open solidarity forum,” and an avalanche of groveling apologies from university administrators. It all started, according to the university’s independent student paper Student Life, with a “controversial Halloween photograph” that went “viral” and became an “emotional trigger” for Muslim students, “bringing […]

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Gay marriage heads for final legislative approval in Hawaii

Gay marriage heads for final legislative approval in Hawaii

on November 12, 2013, 8:19 AM / in National News, News

  By Treena Shapiro HONOLULU (Reuters) – The Hawaii Senate is expected to give final legislative approval on Tuesday to a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in a state long popular as a wedding and honeymoon destination and regarded as a pioneer in advancing the cause of gay matrimony. Governor Neil Abercrombie has indicated he would swiftly sign the measure […]

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Students Sanctioned for Defending Themselves in College-owned Apartment

Students Sanctioned for Defending Themselves in College-owned Apartment

on November 12, 2013, 8:03 AM / in National News, News

At 10:15 p.m. on Thursday, October 24, Erik Fagan, a senior attending Gonzaga University (GU) in Spokane, Washington, heard a knock on his apartment door. Thinking it was a friend coming by to pick up some of his things, Fagan opened the door. Standing there instead was John Taylor, a six-time convicted felon, who told Fagan he had just been released […]

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New Jersey Governor Christie Denies Running for President

New Jersey Governor Christie Denies Running for President

on November 12, 2013, 7:46 AM / in National News, News

Newly reelected New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (shown) was busy over the weekend explaining that his focus is back on running New Jersey and not worrying about running for president in 2016. For instance, in an interview on ABC’s This Week, Christie said, “I know everybody’s going to be speculating about what may come in my future … but the fact […]

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You Don’t Have to Stay Poor

You Don’t Have to Stay Poor

on November 12, 2013, 7:41 AM / in Opinion

By Walter E. Williams No  one can blame you if you start out in life poor, because how you start  is not your fault. If you stay poor, you’re to blame because it is your  fault. Nowhere has this been made clearer than in Dennis Kimbro’s new  book, “The Wealth Choice: Success Secrets of Black Millionaires.” Kimbro,  a business professor […]

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ObamaCare’s dismal October signup numbers: Time to panic?

ObamaCare’s dismal October signup numbers: Time to panic?

on November 12, 2013, 7:35 AM / in National News, News

In September, the White House estimated that 500,000 people would sign up for health insurance plans via Healthcare.gov and the 14 state-run online insurance marketplaces in ObamaCare’s inaugural month. The Health and Human Services Department will release its figures for the October sometime this week, but two new reports suggest the actual number of people who signed up so far […]

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Obama nominating Treasury official to run CFTC

Obama nominating Treasury official to run CFTC

on November 12, 2013, 7:33 AM / in National News, News

Obama nominating Treasury official Massad to run agency regulating futures and option markets    By Julie Pace and Marcy Gordon, Associated Press   WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is nominating a top Treasury Department official to run the independent agency that regulates the futures and options market. The White House says Obama will announce the nomination of Timothy Massad to […]

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House Subpoenas Todd Park, Marks Him as Next Healthcare.gov Scapegoat

House Subpoenas Todd Park, Marks Him as Next Healthcare.gov Scapegoat

on November 12, 2013, 7:29 AM / in National News, News

By Arit John  Everyone seems to agree that someone should get fired over the Obamacare launch, though no one can confidently say who deserves a pink slip. On Wednesday, the House oversight committee will grill its newest candidate: Todd Park, the White House’s Chief Technology Officer. The oversight committee really, really wants to talk to Park, so much so that, last […]

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Moth vs. Man

Moth vs. Man

on November 12, 2013, 6:17 AM / in Bedtime Stories

An unnamed woman called police in Lancaster, Pa., to report that as she got out of her car, a man grabbed her and fondled her. She broke away and ran, but he got away with her purse. When officers arrived, they asked her to call her cell phone. Sure enough, the robber answered — and demanded $185,000 for the return […]

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Peter Coyne, trying to remember if stocks go down…

on November 11, 2013, 4:05 PM / in National News, News

After stocks’ steepest two-month decline last Thursday, equities mostly ended last week higher. That was after rosy employment data were printed. Today, stocks are in the green… again. Year to date, the Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq, S&P MidCap and Russell 2000 are all up over 20%. Some of them are up almost 30%. The market is on its way to […]

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Thanks, Thomas Sowell!—But The War on Whites is Nothing New

Thanks, Thomas Sowell!—But The War on Whites is Nothing New

on November 11, 2013, 12:18 PM / in Opinion

By Paul Kersey Original Post The great Thomas Sowell kindly recognized me in a recent syndicated column for showing there is a low-level race war raging in what used to be our country—racially-motivated black violence that deliberately targets the white historic American nation. [Race-Hustling Results: Part III, October 24, 2013] I appreciate the recognition but I have to disagree with […]

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Candidate wins election in Houston by pretending to be black

Candidate wins election in Houston by pretending to be black

on November 11, 2013, 12:11 PM / in National News, News

Patrick Howley / Reporter The Daily Caller A white Republican in Texas won a local election by pretending to be black. Conservative Dave Wilson, running for Houston Community College Board of Trustees in a heavily-black Democratic district against 24-year incumbent Bruce Austin, implicitly passed himself off as a black man and scored a resounding 26-vote victory. “I caught him flat-footed,” […]

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Obamacare, job losses got Dems down? Pivot to gays, amnesty and climate change

Obamacare, job losses got Dems down? Pivot to gays, amnesty and climate change

on November 11, 2013, 8:45 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Mike DeVine‘s Right.com @ Joe For America.com The Liar-in-Chief exposed as King Lear as his signature Obamacare implodes and 720,000 drop out of the workforce in one month. Insurance policy cancellations and security lapses at HealthCare.gov (when potential victims can get the identity-stealing website to “work”) have interrupted the body politic long enough. Time for Democrats to roll out their favorite pets to distract […]

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Reince Priebus & the RNC: Send in the RINO Clowns

Reince Priebus & the RNC: Send in the RINO Clowns

on November 11, 2013, 8:37 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By Christy Waters at Conservative Report Online It is exactly one year before the mid-term elections and the major political parties are starting to shift into campaign mode. So, it was no surprise when a friend received an email from Reince Priebus and the Republican National Committee (RNC) asking for a donation. I won’t bore you with the whole RINO […]

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Venezuela sends in troops to force electronics chain to charge ‘fair’ prices

Venezuela sends in troops to force electronics chain to charge ‘fair’ prices

on November 11, 2013, 7:26 AM / in National News, News

The Free Market at Work By Girish Gupta, Correspondent, GlobalPost CARACAS, Venezuela — In his fight against the economic “war” that he says the political opposition, in collusion with the United States, is waging against Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro ordered the military occupation of a chain of electronics stores over the weekend, forcing the company to charge “fair” prices. The […]

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