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IRS Ordered to Turn Over any Docs Showing White House Request for Taxpayer Info

Saturday, August 29th, 2015 - by Rick Moran

A federal judge ordered the IRS to turn over any documents that indicated White House requests for private taxpayer information. Judge Amy Berman Jackson issued the order, eliminating the IRS argument that they couldn’t comply because taxpayer information is private. Washington Times: “This court questions whether section 6103 should or would shield records that indicate […]

Sanders Joins O’Malley in Charging DNC is ‘rigging’ the Nomination via Debate Schedule

Saturday, August 29th, 2015 - by Rick Moran

Strong words from both Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malaley at a meeting of the Democratic National Committee where both candidates claimed the party was rigging the process by scheduling only six debates. O’Malley addressed the DNC’s summer meeting and bitterly denounced the party leadership for holding only 4 debates before the early state caucuses and […]

Bush Campaign in Disarray as Three Top Fundraisers Depart

Saturday, August 29th, 2015 - by Rick Moran

I wanted to use the term “chaos” to describe the state of the Bush campaign today, following the abrupt departure of three key fundraising aides. But it’s not that bad — yet. Although fundraising has slowed in recent weeks, Jeb is still sitting on a nice stash of cash. And the reasons the fundraisers left […]

Report: Administration Not Targeting ISIS Training Camps

Saturday, August 29th, 2015 - by Rick Moran

Training camps turning out thousands of Islamic State fighters a month are not being targeted by the Pentagon because of the potential collateral damage. Bill Gertz of the Washington Free Beacon reports that defense and intelligence officials question the Obama administration’s commitment to destroying ISIS. “If we know the location of these camps, and the […]

This Mashup of Trump and ‘Back to the Future’ Will Give You Nightmares

Friday, August 28th, 2015 - by Paula Bolyard

Marty McFly’s reaction to Donald Trump’s campaign announcement in the video above is perfect. I’m sure it’s a sentiment shared by plenty of Americans who are horrified at the thought of Trump becoming the Republican nominee. It’s uncanny how much Trump resembles Biff Tannen, the teen bully-turned gambling magnate from the 1985 hit, “Back to the […]

Obama on Israel Relationship: ‘My Best Friends Are the Ones I Can Be Honest With’ If ‘I Think They’re Wrong’

Friday, August 28th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

President Obama argued for the Iran nuclear deal in a webcast to the Jewish community today, saying that Iran won’t be spending their sanctions-relief windfall on anything nefarious that they haven’t already been doing. The event was hosted by the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations and The Jewish Federations of North America, […]

O’Malley Slams DNC Debate Schedule in Front of Miffed Wasserman Schultz

Friday, August 28th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley got some evil looks from Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) when he slammed the sparse debate schedule at the DNC’s summer meeting. O’Malley, who is polling far behind Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), began by reminding the Minneapolis crowd he’s “carried a lot of water […]

Dem Senator: Congress ‘Complicit’ in Gun Murders Like Virginia Shooting

Friday, August 28th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) said today that Congress has become “complicit” in murders such as this week’s shooting during a live news shot in Virginia for not passing more gun-control laws. Killer Vester Flanagan, who murdered reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward and wounded Chamber of Commerce official Vicki Gardner near Roanoke, passed a […]

White House Calls Trump-Cruz Anti-Iran Deal Demonstration a ‘Big Pro-War Rally’

Friday, August 28th, 2015 - by Rick Moran

Proponents of the Iran agreement have made a lot of silly arguments in support of the deal but none more ridiculous than the only alternative to the agreement is war. The extension of that argument is that anyone who opposes the deal actually wants war with Iran — a ludicrous construct born out of truly […]

Marco Rubio: Hillary Is ‘Desperate’ and ‘Panicked’ So ‘She’s Going Around Saying Outrageous Things’

Friday, August 28th, 2015 - by Debra Heine

Hillary Clinton ruffled Republican feathers Thursday after she compared terrorists’ and Republicans’ views on women during a campaign rally in Ohio. Clinton made the remarks while condemning GOP efforts to defund Planned Parenthood during a rally at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. “Extreme views about women — we expect that from some of the terrorist groups. We expect […]

Trump to Emancipate America–from 14th Amendment?

Friday, August 28th, 2015 - by Michael T. Hamilton

Many of the 17 candidates seeking the 2016 Republican nomination entered the race banking on a unique claim to fame–until The Donald happened. Chris Christie’s ticket was his reputation for straight talking and boorish insensitivity, a hot knife to cut through Washington like butter. Next to Trump, Christie is a teaspoon; so long, Governor. Meanwhile […]

Ted Cruz and Donald Trump Team Up to Protest Against ‘Totally Incompetent’ Iran Deal

Friday, August 28th, 2015 - by Debra Heine

Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) are joining forces to do “something very big over the next two weeks in Washington.” On Thursday, Ted Cruz announced that Donald Trump would join him at the Capitol next month to protest lawmakers supporting the Iranian nuclear deal. “Glad @realdonaldtrump accepted my invitation to rally in […]

NY Politician Is Looking to Resurrect the Soda Ban Just for Minors

Friday, August 28th, 2015 - by Liz Sheld

It’s back. Or it’s trying to come back. New York Assemblyman Matthew Titone (D-Staten Island) is introducing a bill that would BAN single servings of sugary sodas 16 ounces or larger for minors. “He pointed to research that sugar sets up the same need-and-reward system as heroin, alcohol and opiates, which is why he also […]

Charles Barkley: Blacks Have Always Voted Dem, ‘and They’re Still Poor’

Friday, August 28th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

“The Round Mound of Rebound” isn’t mincing words when he explains why he won’t come around for the Democrats in 2016. NBA legend Charles Barkley told The Dan Patrick Show today that he personally likes Donald Trump. “The few times I’ve been around him, he’s always treated me cordial,” he said. But he’s going with […]

Grayson: I’m Sort of the Trump of the Left, Except My Supporters Aren’t ‘Nuts’

Friday, August 28th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.), vying for the Senate seat being vacated by presidential candidate Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), said he gets why people call him the Donald Trump of the Left — except, he insists, his supporters aren’t “nuts.” Grayson infamously said during the Obamacare debate that Republicans wanted sick people to “die quickly,” and recently […]

When Will ABC News Release the Full Vester Flanagan Manifesto?

Friday, August 28th, 2015 - by J. Christian Adams

Two days ago, ABC News reported that Vester Flanagan, the murderer of two WDBJ employees, sent a 23-page faxed manifesto to ABC News.  ABC reported bits and pieces of the manifesto. Yet we still haven’t seen the full document.  ABC hasn’t made it available. Why? John Nolte and others have been busy hammering away at […]

Judge Blocks EPA Water Rule for 13 States Hours Before Implementation

Thursday, August 27th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

A judge blocked a controversial Environmental Protection Agency rule to “clarify” the definition of protected waters hours before it was set to go into effect Friday. The EPA Waters of the United States rule covers “most” seasonal and rain-dependent streams, which account for about 60 percent of stream miles in the country, arguing they have […]

Defense Secretary Tells Marines They’ll Be Protected from ‘Few Troubled Losers Who Are on the Internet Too Much’

Thursday, August 27th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Asked at a Camp Pendleton event today how servicemembers can be adequately protected, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said the Pentagon has “taken some measures since Chattanooga” and is “going to take some additional ones.” “Well, force protection is Job One for all of us. And that’s not just — not just abroad, but here at […]

IAEA Says Iran Built Extension to Parchin Base

Thursday, August 27th, 2015 - by Rick Moran

The International Atomic Energy Agency says that Iran has apparently built an extension on its controversial military base at Parchin. The base has been a much discussed issue recently as it is part of one of the side deals Iran made with the IAEA in the nuclear agreement. The news raises more questions about just […]

NLRB Declares War on Franchises

Thursday, August 27th, 2015 - by Rick Moran

The National Labor Relations Board issued a ruling that revised its “joint employer” standard, making the parent company of independently owned franchises responsible for many labor practices. The case at issue involved a California Teamsters local who asked the NLRB to declare Browning-Ferris and a staffing agency “joint employers.” The staffing firm, Leadpoint Business Services […]

Clinton on Anti-Abortion GOPs: ‘We Expect That from Some of the Terrorist Groups’

Thursday, August 27th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Republicans are reacting furiously to Hillary Clinton linking terrorists and anti-abortion GOPs in a Cleveland speech today. Clinton referenced Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich in saying that Republicans would ban abortion without exceptions. “Now extreme views about women, we expect that from some of the terrorist groups, […]

Report: John Boehner Calls Ted Cruz a ‘Jackass’ at Fundraiser

Thursday, August 27th, 2015 - by Debra Heine

According to the Daily Caller, Speaker Boehner broke Reagan’s 11th Commandment big time at a GOP fundraiser in Colorado Wednesday evening: At a Steamboat Springs event for GOP Rep. Scott Tipton, the Ohio Republican quipped that he likes how Cruz’s presidential campaign keeps “that jackass” out of Washington, and from telling Boehner how to do his job. That remark rubbed […]

ISIS’ British ‘Cyber Caliphate’ Leader Reportedly Killed in Airstrike

Thursday, August 27th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

The head of ISIS’ “cyber caliphate” has been killed in an airstrike, a Syrian monitoring group said. Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently, a grassroots ISIS opposition group that has reporters within the Islamic State, broke the news about Brit Junaid Hussain. ISIS accounts on Twitter have had mixed acknowledgment and denial of the Birmingham man’s […]

Yes, Really: 141 Counties Have More Registered Voters Than People Alive

Thursday, August 27th, 2015 - by David Steinberg

The Public Interest Legal Foundation, of which PJ Media’s J. Christian Adams is president, has done admirable work in convincing the country that voter fraud is a widespread problem and an embarrassment to the country. We need clean voter rolls and Voter ID now, and an end to this cavalier attitude towards securing our fundamental […]

Jarrett on Gun-Control Push: ‘Everyone Should Be Able to Live in Our Country’

Thursday, August 27th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

White House senior advisor Valerie Jarrett said the administration is renewing its call for gun control because while Wednesday’s journalist murders in Virginia “may not have been a mass shooting… it felt like a mass shooting.” Killer Vester Flanagan, who murdered reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward and wounded Chamber of Commerce official Vicki […]

For a ‘Silenced’ Journalist, Jorge Ramos Sure Is Getting a Lot of Air Time

Thursday, August 27th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

I must confess. A couple of days ago, I had no idea who Jorge Ramos was. I imagine many others were likewise unfamiliar with the Univision newscaster before Donald Trump made him famous by kicking him out of a press conference. Among several media appearances since the confrontation with Trump on Tuesday, Ramos was on […]

Vester Flanagan July Road Rage Caught on Video

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 - by J. Christian Adams

A YouTube video seems to capture race-war-craving Vester Flanagan confronting a driver after a road-rage incident over a month ago.  “B Foster” posted the video.  He says: I posted this because i believe it may be Vester Lee Flanagan a.k.a. Bryce Williams, suspected of murdering Alison Parker and Adam Ward, and seriously injuring Vicki Gardner […]

White House, Clinton Make Gun-Control Push Hours After Virginia Journalist Murders

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

The Obama administration and Hillary Clinton sounded off on gun control hours after two journalists were killed by a disgruntled former colleague near Roanoke, Va. At the daily briefing, press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters he “did not have the opportunity to speak to the president about the tragic shooting that occurred earlier today in […]

Virginia Shooter Wanted to Ignite a ‘Race War’

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 - by Rick Moran

The man who killed two journalists on live television in Virginia sent a suicide note to ABC News claiming the killings were in response to the shootings at a Charleston, SC, church that killed 9 people in June. Bryce Williams, AKA Vester Lee Flanagan, contacted ABC News several times over the last several weeks saying […]

Shock: Media Matters Accuses Breitbart of ‘Race Baiting’ #WDBJ

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 - by J. Christian Adams

Here’s a shocker: Media Matters has accused Breitbart of “race baiting” coverage of the shooting of Alison Parker and two others by Vester Lee Flanagan.   A Media Matters press release: Breitbart News reacted to reports that two Virginia journalists were shot to death on-air by a disgruntled former co-worker by publishing an article with the […]

Colorado’s Social Order Intact 18 Months After Legal Marijuana

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

A year and a half after Colorado legalized recreational marijuana, society continues to function. That’s the observation presented by Reason TV in the above report. Christian Sederberg, an attorney who actively promoted the change in policy, reflects on the fallout — or lack thereof. “[Critics] set a very specific expectation in a lot of people’s minds […]

Clinton Campaign Going After Sanders on Gun Rights

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Campaigning for Hillary Clinton this week in New Hampshire, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy went into inevitable territory as Bernie Sanders leads polls in the first-in-the-nation state: he attacked the Vermont senator’s gun-rights stance. “It’s an anathema to my own,” Malloy said of Sanders’ platform during a meeting with Clinton organizers in Manchester, according to the […]

Cruz Becomes the Second GOP Candidate to Attack Megyn Kelly

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 - by Rick Moran

Presidential candidate Ted Cruz criticized Fox News’ Megyn Kelly for asking a question about deporting illegal immigrants that “every mainstream media liberal journalist wants to ask.” The Hill: “If you have a husband and wife who are illegal immigrants, and they have two children here who are American citizens — would you deport all of […]

Trump Leads in N.H. While Kasich, Fiorina Make Gains; Sanders Trumping Clinton

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

A new poll out of New Hampshire shows a commanding lead for Donald Trump and two candidates making big surges. The Public Policy Polling survey shows Trump at 35 percent in the first-in-the-nation primary state, while Ohio Gov. John Kasich is second with 11 percent and Carly Fiorina has 10 percent. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) […]

Black Lives Matter Finally Publishes a Policy Agenda

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

To my black libertarian mind, the greatest tragedy of the Black Lives Matter movement has been a missed opportunity to foster constructive change in public policy. The year since the shooting death of Michael Brown has seen plenty of rabble-rousing about alleged problems and little to no meaningful discussion of proposed solutions. For many observers, […]