28 Feb 15
Greece runs out of funding options despite euro zone reprieve
Greece is running out of options to fund itself despite a four-month bailout extension, raising pressure on Athens to quickly implement reforms it has vocally opposed or default on debt repayments in a matter of weeks.
Russian Politician Boris Nemtsov Killed in Moscow
Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was shot to death in central Moscow late Friday. According to Moscow police, Nemtsov was walking near Red Square with a female companion when assassins opened fire on him.
Vandalism in Arizona Shut Down Internet, Cellphone, Telephone Service Across State
Cellphone, Internet, and telephone services across half of Arizona went dark on Wednesday after vandals sliced a sensitive fiber optic cable, according to those familiar with the situation. The incident is raising concerns about the safety of U.S. infrastructure.
Obama’s Little Shop of Horrors!
Obama continues to feed on America's freedoms everyday, taking more and more, never satisfied. “Feed me!Feed me now!! Feed me all night long!If you feed me, I can grow up big and strong.” These are lines spoken by Audrey II, in the movie, “Little Shop of Horrors.” The plant that grows bigger every time he eats and is never quite satisfied. He always wants more. It is never enough! “FEED ME!”
A Letter to the Senate
The nomination of Loretta Lynch to the position of Attorney General is before you. Although her intelligence, experience, and poise may appear to make her a superb candidate, it is clear now that she would be an extremely poor – even dangerous — choice due to her strong position on civil asset forfeiture.
As you know from the Prez, the UN, and countless NGOs, the earth is ready to get a heat stroke, we’re told that “climate change” is the mother of all threats. All because of your use of (still?) incandescent light bulbs, not wanting to freeze in the dark, or your need to drive to the drugstore for a medicine or to work.
Report: Specter of McCarthyism in Democrats' Climate Change 'Witch Hunt'
In a twist in the "war on science," conservatives and some scientists are saying they are the victims of a politically fueled campaign to discredit the science of climate change skeptics.
IRS Opens Criminal Inquiry into 'Lost' Lois Lerner Emails
The scandal surrounding the IRS targeting of conservative groups has taken a new twist with the agency’s inspector general revealing he’s conducting a possible criminal probe into the discovery of "lost" emails from former official Lois Lerner.
7 Reasons Net Neutrality Is a Threat to Your Freedom
The FCC's Democrat majority voted on Thursday to fix something that ain't broken by approving new regulations for the Internet. Republicans are dissenting, darkly suggesting that the new rules in government hands are a threat.
Government Takeover of the Internet Begins
In a vote along party lines, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved what amounts to a government takeover of the Internet. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and his fellow Democrats, Mignon Clyburn and Jessica Rosenworcel, approved placing the Internet under Title II regulations.
Jihadi John: Another rich terrorist who didn’t need a job
In a recent interview, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said that to fight terrorism, “we need to go after the root causes that lead people to join these groups, whether it’s a lack of opportunity for jobs….”
Obama’s True Enemy
Republicans, and conservatives that file into Tea Party meetings and rallies, Constitution Classes, and Libertarian gatherings, say time and time again that they are so tired of having to battle the failures of President Barack Obama. His failed policies are nearly more than they can digest.
27 Feb 15
Obama Dares GOP: Go Ahead, ‘Have a Vote on Whether What I’m Doing Is Legal…I Will Veto’
Pres. Obama is daring Republicans to vote on whether or not his executive actions are legal.
Discussing opposition to his executive amnesty orders...Obama said he would veto the vote because his actions are “the right thing to do...“What we’ve done is we’ve expanded my authorities under executive action...so now the question is, how can we get a law passed.”
Treasury won't explain decision to make $3 billion in Obamacare payments
The U.S. Treasury Department has rebuffed a request by House Ways and Means Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R- Wis., to explain $3 billion in payments that were made to health insurers even though Congress never authorized the spending through annual appropriations.
At issue are payments to insurers known as cost-sharing subsidies.
Ukraine crisis: 'Military threat from east to remain' despite truce
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has said a "military threat from the east" will remain even if a ceasefire holds between government troops and pro-Russian rebels in the east.
Mr Poroshenko's warning is widely seen as an indirect reference to Russia.
Ukraine and the West accuse Russia of helping the rebels with weapons and soldiers - a claim denied by Moscow.
Dozens of Australian women 'supporting terrorism'
Up to 40 Australian women have taken part in terror attacks or are supporting militant groups, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has said.
She said an increasing number of women were going to Syria and Iraq to join husbands fighting with Islamic State (IS) or to marry a militant.
Dozens of Australian nationals are thought to have joined IS.
US-Bangladesh blogger Avijit Roy hacked to death
A knife-wielding mob has hacked to death a US-Bangladeshi blogger whose writing on religion had brought threats from Islamist hardliners.
Avijit Roy, an atheist who advocated secularism, was attacked in Dhaka as he walked back from a book fair with his wife, who was hurt in attack.
No-one has been arrested but police say they are investigating a local Islamist group that praised the killing.
Jordan takes no chances in confronting native Jihadis
At Jordan's State Security court, Islamic State militants, clad in green military fatigues with long, unkempt beards, stood impassively, awaiting sentence inside a black iron cage.
The barred enclosure was very much like the one in which their fellow jihadis in Syria burned alive Jordanian pilot Mouath al-Kasaesbeh, igniting a storm across a troubled kingdom in an uneasy alliance with the West against Islamic State (ISIS).
The fatal flaw in the Iran deal
The news from the nuclear talks with Iran was already troubling. Iran was being granted the “right to enrich.” It would be allowed to retain and spin thousands of centrifuges. It could continue construction of the Arak plutonium reactor.
Not again! Meet Obama's new controversial pastor
Rev. Jim Wallis, a member of President Obama’s “faith council” who is described as a spiritual adviser to the president, is a socialist activist who has championed communist causes and previously labeled the U.S. “the great captor and destroyer of human life.”
After bashing Netanyahu, top Obama aide Rice to address AIPAC
In a bid to ease soaring tensions with Israel over a potential Iran nuclear deal, the White House has decided against snubbing America’s leading pro-Israel lobby and will send President Barack Obama’s national security adviser and UN ambassador to address its annual policy conference.
Putin Ready To Turn Off Europe’s Gas Supply
Russia threatened yesterday to disrupt gas supplies to Europe within days, opening a new front in the showdown over Ukraine. President Putin demanded immediate advance payments from Kiev to keep the gas taps on in the depths of winter. Cutting off gas would be likely to hit transit flows to Europe.
Ben Carson Tells CPAC Crowd He Wants to ‘Get Rid of Dependency,’ Not Welfare Programs
Ben Carson, the celebrated neurosurgeon who has excited many grassroots conservatives, said today that if he were president he would not be an enemy of welfare programs but of “dependency” on government.
Boehner: Democrats Using DHS Funding As 'Blackmail'
Two days before U.S. Department of Homeland Security funding is set to expire, House Speaker John Boehner blamed Democrats for the impasse and accused them of using blackmail to shield President Barack Obama’s immigration policy. Boehner refused to say how the House may respond to a bill nearing a Senate vote that would finance the agency without blocking Obama’s immigration orders as House Republicans demand.
Time to sever fiscally irresponsible Greece from its EU lifeline
OAKLAND, California—Instead of extending Greece’s credit line for another four months, European officials should have cut Greece off from the financial lifeline it’s been abusing.
It would have sent the right message to other spendthrift governments, such as Italy, Portugal and Spain, and would have forced Greece to reform its economy and get its finances in order. Now all the EU gets is a another promise.
Obama Threatens Immigration Officials Who Don’t Comply With Executive Amnesty
President Obama sent a strong message to illegal immigrants counting on the legality of his executive actions on immigration reform at a Wednesday town hall. He said that the Texas ruling against him was only temporary and that he would hold immigration officials accountable to his directives.
Feds to Ban Popular Ammo; NRA Rips Obama's Anti-Gun Agenda
A federal proposal that would ban M855 AR-15 green tip ammo by revoking its "armor-piercing" exemption was revealed earlier this month, angering the National Rifle Association and conservatives across the board.
The ‘Unmasking’ of an Islamic Terrorist, mainstream media style
Face of ISIS, executioner ‘Jihadi John’, identified as Mohammed Emwazi, still rides the Internet hiding behind his trademark black mask.
‘Jihadi John unmasked: Former Westminster University student was arrested FIVE years ago and put on a terror watch list—but he flew to Syria to join ISIS two years later’, is the headline in today’s British Daily Mail.
Politics: U.S. Congressman visits Temple Mount - is greeted by Muslim women screaming ‘allahu akbar
On February 18th, Congressman Dennis Ross (R-FL) visited the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. There, he was harassed by a cadre of Islamic women who wandered around screaming “Allahu Akbar” and the Arabic word for “leave.”
26 Feb 15
Austria passes controversial reforms to 1912 Islam law
The Austrian parliament has passed controversial reforms to the country's century-old law on Islam.
The bill, which is partly aimed at tackling Islamist radicalism, gives Muslims more legal security but bans foreign funding for mosques and imams.
Austria's Integration Minister, Sebastian Kurz, defended the reforms but Muslim leaders say they fail to treat them equally.