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Next Up: Diversity Test for Oscar Noms

Posted by  ▪  January 15, 2015

The award for Best Use of the Race Card goes to…

The Oscar nominations have been revealed, and everyone is talking about this year’s nods, snubs, and most importantly—the racial and gender makeup of the Academy and its nominees. Of course. Here we go again. We’re barely over this weekend’s total freakout over the various combinations of skin color and genitalia that…
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Duke Reverses: No Muslim Prayer Broadcast from Chapel Tower

Posted by  ▪  January 15, 2015

For now, Duke’s chapel bell tower won’t be working double duty as Muslim minaret.

Two days ago, Duke made headlines when it was revealed that the Muslim call to prayer would be played from the campus chapel bell tower on a weekly basis. Fox News reported: Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Amidst mounting pressure Duke has decided not proceed with playing the call to prayer on…
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U. Illinois: Steven Salaita non-hiring final, will not reconsider

Posted by  ▪  January 15, 2015

Is court the next stop?

The University of Illinois Board of Trustees has just issued a statement that it will not reconsider its decision not to hire controversial anti-Israel activist Steven Salatia. Salaita had a contingent offer of employment, requiring Board approval for the tenured position. That approval was denied in early September, after Salaita’s tweets raised…
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Anti-terror raid in Belgium leaves 2 dead (VIDEO)

Posted by  ▪  January 15, 2015

Terror attacks “imminent”

CNN is reporting that two people were killed Thursday evening during an anti-terror raid in the east Belgium town of Verviers. Belgian Federal Prosecutor Eric van der Sypt has confirmed that the group targeted by the raid was planning to carry out “imminent” terrorist attacks in Belgium. Anti-terrorism operations were underway…
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22 Times Obama Said He Couldn’t Ignore or Create His Own Immigration Law

22 Times Obama Said He Couldn’t Ignore or Create His Own Immigration Law

Posted by  ▪  January 15, 2015

Obama vs. Obama

As Congress struggles to fight Obama’s executive immigration overreach, Speaker Boehner compiled a list of 22 times Obama said he couldn’t create his own immigration law. March 31, 2008: “I take the Constitution very seriously. The biggest problems that we’re facing right now have to do with [the president] trying to ……
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Wild Turkey — Erdoğan’s delusions of a new Ottoman Empire

Posted by  ▪  January 15, 2015

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has dreams.

We have been warning about for years about Turkey’s Islamist President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Erdogan systematically has set out to dismantl civil society and the secular military and foamed at the mouth about Israel, often through then Foreign Minister, now Prime Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu: Not exactly Breaking News: Turkey is run by Islamists who…
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Feds Using Banking Regs to Choke Legal Gun Dealers

Posted by  ▪  January 15, 2015

“Operation Choke Point” assault on the Second Amendment

The Democratic Party has been unable to sway public opinion on the issue of gun control, but that hasn’t stopped the Obama administration from using the Department of Justice to harass legal gun dealers under a program called Operation Choke Point. Guidelines designed to discourage banks from doing business with illegal and…
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The States’ War on Executive Amnesty

Posted by  ▪  January 15, 2015

The battle against executive overreach begins

Last year 17 states took a stand against President Obama and his plans to use an executive order to remove nearly 5 million illegal immigrants from the bounds of existing immigration law. The coalition, now made up of 25 states and led by Texas’ new Governor Greg Abbott, will present…
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Branco Cartoon – Hang It Up, France

Posted by  ▪  January 15, 2015

Busy Signal

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#CharlieHebdo after-assessment: “A bleak analysis of a bleak reality”

Posted by  ▪  January 14, 2015

The Obama administration dares not say its name.

The Obama administration has engaged in absurd linguistic gymnastics to pretend that the terrorists who shot up Charlie Hebdo and the HyperCasher supermarket merely were individuals who happened to adopt radical Islamic extremism almost by chance.  Could have been any extremism, we’re told. Generic “extremism” is the problem, as if it lived…
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Gallup: Americans Skeptical of New Congress

Posted by  ▪  January 14, 2015

Outlook not so rosy

Republicans may have just executed a historical midterm coup, but the American people are still skeptical about the new Congress’ ability to rebuild trust with the American people. The 113th Congress was famously divided—and famously unpopular. It ended 2014 with its approval rating bottomed out at 16%. A new poll conducted…
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New #IRSscandal e-mails reveal a very paranoid Lois Lerner

Posted by  ▪  January 14, 2015

“…can we put this off please?”

Since 2013, we have been investigating charges that the IRS deliberately targeted and discriminated against conservative organizations that applied for tax-exempt status. Now, watchdog group Judicial Watch has uncovered even more evidence that the Washington office had something to hide during the initial Congressional investigations. Today’s document release by Judicial Watch…
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France is cracking down on “hate speech”

Posted by  ▪  January 14, 2015

Hate speech vs. free speech

This seems to be a disturbing development in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo killings: France ordered prosecutors around the country to crack down on hate speech, anti-Semitism and those glorifying terrorism… Authorities said 54 people had been arrested for hate speech and defending terrorism since terror attacks killed 20 people in Paris…
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Boehner Speech Funding Bill DHS Obama Immigration Overreach

House funding bill blocks Obama’s amnesty — Shutdown or Capitulation to follow?

Posted by  ▪  January 14, 2015

Will Obama risk homeland security over his immigration plan?

John Boehner gave a speech today that I could have written for him about Obama’s lawless immigration actions. The speech hit all the right notes in connection with passage of a House funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security which blocks using funds for Obama’s executive immigration plan. That plan, devised by…
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Yemen’s al-Qaida cell claims attacks on Charlie Hebdo

Posted by  ▪  January 14, 2015

Republicans seek to block Gitmo releases.

Yemen’s al-Qaida branch has officially claimed responsibility for last week’s terror attacks against satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo. In two separate videos, one taken the day of the attack and another, longer message from the top al-Qaida commander in the Arabian Peninsula, the group takes responsibility for the attacks and warns…
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Another time for choosing

Posted by  ▪  January 14, 2015

Choose freedom and free societies… and Israel.

Ronald Reagan’s “A Time for Choosing” speech set forth the stark choice facing free societies in the fight against Communism: After the attacks in France and throughout Europe on Jews, often motivated and perpetrated in the name of anti-Zionism, it’s no longer possible to sit on the sidelines. It’s another time for choosing. Whatever…
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Good news, America! Our kids have a new Food Czar!

Posted by  ▪  January 14, 2015

“Food Justice Warrior” wants “transformation of the current food system”.

When the spread of Ebola in this country was of paramount concern, President Obama hired an “Ebola Czar.” Now, as more and more school districts are giving Michelle Obama’s signature school lunch program a double F minus, she has tapped a new “Food Czar”. First lady Michelle Obama on Thursday announced the new…
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