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A Sober Takeaway from Rand Paul’s Decline

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

Rand Paul polls at 1% among Republican voters. His campaign has failed to live up to expectations set just a year ago. This was to be the libertarian moment, when a broad groundswell of support rendezvoused at the intersection of libertarian ideas and pragmatic campaigning. Alas, it seems no such intersection exists. Jerry Taylor wrote […]

Student Arrested for Threatening Shooting Rampage on College Campus

Monday, October 12th, 2015 - by Chris Queen

It’s easy to see why college campuses are on edge after the shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. Authorities thwarted a shooting at Oxford College of Emory University, located east of Atlanta. A sophomore at the school posted a message on the anonymous messaging site Yik Yak, which read:  “I’m shooting up the school. Tomorrow. […]

Martin Luther King Monument May Come to Stone Mountain

Monday, October 12th, 2015 - by Chris Queen

Metro Atlanta’s Stone Mountain Park has become a lightning rod for the continuing controversy over Confederate symbolism in the South. The popular tourist attraction, which contains a museum full of Confederate artifacts, various Rebel battle flags on property, and a massive carving featuring Southern Civil War heroes Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and Jefferson Davis, […]

That Awkward Moment When Protesting with Black Lives Matter Costs You an Apartment

Monday, October 12th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

For all their bluster about injustice and inequality, the only thing the Black Lives Matter movement has consistently demonstrated is that black protesters can act unjustly and get away with it. In the Twin Cities, the local Black Lives Matter cell has shut down interstate freeways, blocked families’ access to the state fair, obstructed commuter […]

Marco Rubio Blames Obama, Clinton for Upswing in Palestinian Terrorism

Monday, October 12th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

In a statement of support for Israel, Florida Senator and Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio was quick to place blame for the increasing number of terrorist attacks squarely on the shoulders of President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: Indeed, the indifference that President Obama and Hillary Clinton display toward incitement and violence against […]

Israel Hits Oil Near Syrian Border

Monday, October 12th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

The old joke goes something like this: God gave us the one slice of paradise in the Arabian peninsula that ran bone dry when it came to black gold. Or, did He? Last week news broke that more than a year of constant drilling has finally proved successful. According to Afek Oil and Gas Chief […]

Hundreds Protest Obama’s Visit To Roseburg, Oregon (Video)

Friday, October 9th, 2015 - by Debra Heine

Hundreds — not thousands — of people showed up to protest Barack Obama’s visit to Roseburg on Friday. Angered and disgusted by the president’s blatant politicization of last week’s shooting at Umpqua Community College, nearly 8,000 people had indicated on the now defunct Facebook page “Defend Roseburg, Deny Barack Obama“ that they would be attending the […]

$500 Million Program that Only Trained ’4 or 5′ Syrian Rebels Scrapped by Pentagon

Friday, October 9th, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

Your tax dollars at work. The Obama administration has ended the Pentagon’s $500 million program to train and equip Syrian rebels, administration officials said on Friday, in an acknowledgment that the beleaguered effort had failed to produce any kind of ground combat forces capable of taking on the Islamic State in Syria. Pentagon officials announced […]

Salute to Newt: Chris Farley’s Impersonation on House Floor Celebrating 1994 Speaker’s First 100 Days

Thursday, October 8th, 2015 - by Michael T. Hamilton

With John Boehner expiring, Kevin McCarthy reshelved, and Drudge touting Sean Hannity’s interview courting Newt Gingrich as the next speaker of the House (again), a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires a brief review of Chris Farley as Newt. On Tuesday, April 4, 1995, the House Republican Conference celebrated the Republican majority’s first […]

(VIDEO) Wolf Blitzer Skeptical in Carson Interview that Armed Jews Would’ve Fared Better than Unarmed Jews Against Nazis

Thursday, October 8th, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

Carson may as well have suggested the moon was made of green cheese. Blitzer is so invested in liberal talking points about guns that he can’t grasp the value of an armed populace in the face of evil tyranny.

Nanny State ‘Mini Me’ Berkeley Tries to Tax Away Obesity, NPR Gushes

Thursday, October 8th, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

First, they came for Coca Cola… Public health advocates have argued that one of the best ways to fight obesity would be to tax the sugary drinks that science has implicated as a big part of the problem. While many states and cities have tried to find ways to tax sodas and other sugar-sweetened beverages, […]

WWIII Update: Russian Missiles Aimed at Syria Crash in Iran

Thursday, October 8th, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

Meanwhile, in non-Kevin McCarthy news… Cruise missiles fired by Russia from warships in the Caspian Sea at targets in Syria crashed in a rural area of Iran, senior United States officials said on Thursday. It was unclear exactly where in Iran the missiles had landed, or whether there were any casualties. The officials said the […]

(Video) Clock-Boy’s Father Pushes 9/11 Conspiracy Theories on Facebook

Thursday, October 8th, 2015 - by Debra Heine

Ahmed Mohamed, the Texas ninth-grader who was arrested and briefly detained for bringing what looked like a bomb to school, is in the news again thanks to his father. Fox News has reported that Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed runs two Facebook pages – a pro-American Facebook page that is designed for the American public’s consumption, and an Arabic-language Facebook page that has a very […]

Al Franken Getting Salty About Net Neutrality

Thursday, October 8th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

Senator Al Franken has been a chief advocate for net neutrality, a euphemistic term for regressive wealth redistribution and increased regulation of the internet. As has been the case with so many initiatives favored by the Obama administration, when Congress could not be convinced to pass net neutrality through law, the administration enacted the radical […]

Video: ISIS Executes Three Assyrian Christians, Threatens More Executions if Ransom not Paid

Thursday, October 8th, 2015 - by Patrick Poole

An ISIS video apparently taken several weeks ago has emerged of the terror group executing three Assyrian Christian men with bullets to the back of the head and then showing three more hostages demanding payment of $50,000 for each additional captive. There are an estimated 280+ additional Assyrian Christian hostages held by ISIS. As each […]

Senate to Vote on Bill Punishing Sanctuary Cities

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

Via Politico: Senate Republicans are planning a vote on a controversial immigration bill later this month punishing so-called sanctuary cities that give safe harbor to immigrants here illegally — months after authorities say an undocumented immigrant shot and killed a young woman on a San Francisco pier. The legislation from Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) would […]

Russia Bombing ISIS Targets in Syria

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

As American hegemony in the Middle East wanes, Russia rises to fill the power gap. Tuesday saw a series of Russian attacks against ISIS targets in Syria. Russia Today reports: The Russian jets destroyed an Islamic State army munitions plant outside Damascus as well as two command centers in Deir ez-Zor, according to the ministry’s […]

McCarthy Doesn’t Yet Have Full Majority Locked Up in Speaker’s Race

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

Via Reuters: U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy appears to have locked up enough support among his fellow Republicans to be nominated for speaker, but has not nailed down the 218 votes needed to be elected by the full chamber, Republican lawmakers said on Wednesday. House of Representatives Republicans are scheduled to cast secret ballots […]

Bern Notice: Socialist Venezuela Has World’s Worst Economic Forecast

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

Via Bloomberg: Venezuela will see its economy shrink more than any other country in the world this year as lower oil prices drain government coffers, according to the International Monetary Fund. “Venezuela is projected to experience a deep recession in 2015 and 2016,” the IMF said Tuesday in its World Economic Outlook. The country’s real […]

Amnesty Is Already Here

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

The presidential campaign of Donald Trump has reinvigorated debate over federal immigration policy at a time when the current administration has unilaterally implemented a de facto amnesty for millions illegally residing in the United States. A new report from the Associated Press highlights how that stealth amnesty has been implemented: The Obama administration deported fewer […]

Savannah Mother Charged With Killing Two of Her Children

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 - by Chris Queen

Residents in the historic coastal Georgia city of Savannah are reeling after a young mother told police that she killed two of her children in their Midtown home. Jokeera Morgan called authorities and told them that she murdered her 8-month old and 18 month-0ld daughters. Paramedics took the young girls to Memorial University Medical Center, […]

Happy Halloween! Feds to Release 6000 Prisoners at End of Month

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

Via CNN: In a move to reduce prison overcrowding and provide relief to inmates given harsh sentences in drug cases, the federal Bureau of Prisons will grant early release to about 6,000 inmates beginning later this month, officials confirmed to CNN. The mass release is the largest in the Bureau of Prisons history and the […]

David Jaques: Obama Not Welcome in Roseburg to ‘Stand on the Corpses of Our Loved Ones’

Monday, October 5th, 2015 - by Debra Heine

As news was breaking Monday evening that Obama had decided to visit Roseburg, Oregon, on Friday, David Jaques, the publisher of the Roseburg Beacon, was on The O’Reilly Factor reiterating his contention that the president would not be welcome in his town should he decide to visit. “That isn’t just my opinion,” Jaques told O’Reilly. […]

Obama to Visit Roseburg to Meet with Families of Shooting Victims

Monday, October 5th, 2015 - by Debra Heine

As feared, President Obama will be traveling to Roseburg, Oregon, on Friday, in the wake of the Umpqua Community College massacre that left nine people and the shooter dead. Via The Oregonian:  Obama will “visit privately with families of victims,” according to a White House official, who said further details of his visit would be […]

ISIS Is Using Ancient Churches As Slaughterhouses And Torture Chambers

Monday, October 5th, 2015 - by Chris Queen

The Washington-based advocacy organization International Christian Concern is reporting that Islamic State militants used several historic churches in Mosul as stations for animal sacrifice during a recent Islamic festival. One of those churches was the famous St. Ephrem Syriac Orthodox Church, which ISIS took over in June and reopened as a “mosque of the mujahideen.” […]

Missing Cargo Ship Has Sunk, According to Coast Guard

Monday, October 5th, 2015 - by Chris Queen

Four days after an American cargo ship vanished in the Atlantic Ocean, the Coast Guard has confirmed that El Faro sank after a mechanical failure left her in the throes of Hurricane Joaquin. The captain of the ship attempted to chart a path around the storm, but apparently the engines failed, leaving the ship and […]

Did Trump Just Set Back the Gun-Rights Cause?

Monday, October 5th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

There are plenty of appropriate ways to respond to the irrational rantings of gun-grabbers. But this probably isn’t one of them, as reported by the New York Times: [Donald Trump] sounded uncharacteristically resigned on Sunday when it came to last week’s mass shooting in Oregon, saying such shootings will continue in the United States “no […]

Still Strong Support for Gun Rights in Oregon Town Rocked by College Shooting

Friday, October 2nd, 2015 - by Debra Heine

The politically conservative community in Southern Oregon’s timber country where a gunman killed nine innocent college students this week has long supported gun rights, and that hasn’t changed in the wake of the massacre. Their voices were drowned out yesterday by President Barack Obama, who never lets a gun-related crisis go to waste, and thus […]

Hero Army Vet Chris Mintz Shot Seven Times While Charging Oregon Shooter

Friday, October 2nd, 2015 - by Debra Heine

There is at least one story of heroism to come out of the Oregon massacre yesterday. A 30-year-old Army vet was shot at least five times while charging at the gunman in an effort to protect his classmates. Chris Mintz, from North Carolina, is expected to recover from his wounds after spending most of Thursday in surgery. […]

Obama Confident in Secret Service in Wake of Targeting Chaffetz

Thursday, October 1st, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

Of course he is. President Barack Obama has not lost confidence in leadership of the U.S. Secret Service despite an investigation that revealed 45 employees accessed the personal information of a lawmaker investigating a string of security lapses, the White House said on Thursday. This latest in the “string of security lapses” really wasn’t that […]

Local Live Stream From Oregon Community College Shooting

Thursday, October 1st, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

There are varying reports on the number of dead and injured, so it’s best not to speculate. Here is the link to the local news live stream:

Jason Chaffetz Responds to DHS and Secret Service Apologies: ‘Ain’t Good Enough’

Thursday, October 1st, 2015 - by Debra Heine

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) blasted the U.S. Secret Service for leaking “unflattering information” about his prior job application to the agency in an attempt to embarrass and intimidate him. The information appeared in an article the Daily Beast last April, raising eyebrows on Capitol Hill. As PJ Media’s Michael Walsh reported, a subsequent investigation released Wednesday by the […]

Taliban Takeover of Kunduz Picks Up Strength

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

Oh boy. Taliban fighters seized a military hilltop site in Kunduz, tightening their grip on the northern Afghan city on Wednesday. NATO special forces joined Afghan troops Kunduz to try to push back Taliban insurgents, repelled a counter-offensive and advanced on the airport to shore up their biggest victory in 14 years. Heavy fighting was […]

Dems Once Again Prove Fiscal Responsibility Only Concerns Them When Dealing with DoD

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

Sure, now they want to pinch pennies. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Wednesday he expected President Barack Obama to veto the annual defense policy bill currently making its way through Congress because it seeks to avoid budget caps by padding the war-funding account. Carter told a Pentagon news briefing that he and other presidential […]

It’s Not Just al-Qaeda Anymore: ISIS Now Targeting West at Rate of More than 2 Attacks Per Month

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

Via The Telegraph: Islamic State-linked terror plots are increasing with attacks on the West foiled or taking place at a rate of more than two a month, according to a new study. Since the declaration of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s (Isil) “caliphate” last year, nine attacks unfolded out of a total of […]