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July 5, 2015

Clinton campaign ropes off reporters at New Hampshire parade


New Hampshire - Campaign aides for Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton on Saturday roped off reporters from the candidate as she walked and talked with potential voters during a July Fourth parade in New Hampshire, sparking frustration from the press corps and outrage from the state Republican Party.

“Hillary Clinton continues to demonstrate her obvious contempt and disdain for the Granite State’s style of grassroots campaigning,” New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn said in a statement. “The use of a rope line at a New Hampshire parade is a sad joke and insults the traditions of our first-in-the-nation primary.”

Reporters were reportedly allowed to get close to Clinton but were later herded away by campaign aides concerned about crowd control.

“Spectacle of Clinton as candidate -- press being pulled along with a rope,” tweeted New York Times presidential campaign correspondent Maggie Haberman.  More

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July 4, 2015

Gay activist George Takei apologizes for referring to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas as 'clown in blackface'


George Takei apologized Friday for referring to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas as a "clown in blackface."

The "Star Trek" star ripped into Thomas following the jurist's dissenting vote against gay marriage last week. 

Takei said Thomas does not belong on the Supreme Court and is a "disgrace" to America.

The 78-year-old Takei said he was particularly irate about Thomas "suggesting that the government cannot take away human dignity through slavery, or though internment," the longtime actor and gay activist wrote on Facebook on Friday.  More

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July 3, 2015

Oregon couple fined $135,000, stripped of all First Amendment rights over lesbian wedding cake


Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian finalized a preliminary ruling today ordering Aaron and Melissa Klein, the bakers who refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding, to pay $135,000 in emotional damages to the couple they denied service.

In the ruling, Avakian placed an effective gag order on the Kleins, ordering them to “cease and desist” from speaking publicly about not wanting to bake cakes for same-sex weddings based on their Christian beliefs.

“This effectively strips us of all our First Amendment rights,” the Kleins, owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, which has since closed, wrote on their Facebook page. “According to the state of Oregon we neither have freedom of religion or freedom of speech.”

In order to reach the total amount, $135,000, Rachel and Laurel submitted a long list of alleged physical, emotional and mental damages they claim to have experienced as a result of the Kleins’ unlawful conduct.

Examples of symptoms included “acute loss of confidence,” “doubt,” “excessive sleep,” “felt mentally raped, dirty and shameful,” “high blood pressure,” “impaired digestion,” “loss of appetite,” “migraine headaches,” “pale and sick at home after work,” “resumption of smoking habit,” “shock” “stunned,” “surprise,” “uncertainty,” “weight gain” and “worry.” More

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Why Trump's media war against offended corporations is boosting him


Here’s what the media elite misses, and why he’s surged into second place in Fox and CNN polls. Trump portrays himself as a fighter, and that resonates with many voters. Trump casts himself as a straight talker, and voters like that. Trump markets himself as a non-politician in an era when the public is fed up with pols. He’s seen as tough on illegal immigration, which doesn’t hurt in a Republican primary.

The bombastic billionaire also strikes a populist note by going to war with big corporations.

And this just in: President Obama, in Tennessee, called for a smart legal immigration system “that doesn’t separate families but does focus on making sure that people who are dangerous, people who are, you know, gang-bangers, who are criminals that we’re deporting as quickly as possible.”

Gang-bangers? Trump’s version was more inelegant, but if the president is worried about Mexican gang-bangers, doesn’t it suggest the businessman had a point?  More

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July 1, 2015

The First Amendment wasn't designed to protect your feelings...


Hillary: "I heard on the radio that there is a Cabinet mtg this am. Is there? Can I go?


NEW YORK/WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton struggled to fit into the government of President Barack Obama after being appointed Secretary of State in 2009, according to emails released by the State Department on Tuesday.

They showed Clinton turning up for meetings that had been canceled and worrying about how much time she had with her new boss, revealing growing pains in the relationship between her and former election rival Obama in the early months of her time as America's top diplomat.

In an email to two aides on June 8, 2009, Clinton was unsure if the White House had held a Cabinet meeting and whether she should attend.

"I heard on the radio that there is a Cabinet mtg this am. Is there? Can I go? If not, who are we sending?" Clinton wrote.  More

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June 30, 2015

Freedom of Speech? Police officer fired for giving his opinion on social media


FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - A Fort Lauderdale police officer was suspended earlier this month for allegedly posting racist material to his Facebook account.

In a letter to Officer Jeffrey Feldewert, dated June 11, the department notified him that, “effective immediately, your leave with pay will be changed to suspension with pay for 20 days, and your dismissal from city service will be effective at the close of business on July 10, 2015.”

The letter referenced a comment from Dec. 18, 2014, in which Feldewert responded to a post about three African-Americans involved in a bar fight.

Felderwert wrote “Typical Hoodrat Behavior,” accompanied with a photo of a black man being arrested by white police officers. More

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OBAMA COLLEGE RECORDS RELEASED - RECEIVED FINANCIAL AID AS A FOREIGNER


WASHINGTON D.C. In a move certain to fuel the debate over Obama’s qualifications for the presidency, the group “Americans for Freedom of Information” has released copies of President Obama’s college transcripts from Occidental College … 

Released today, the transcript school indicates that Obama, under the name Barry Soetoro, received financial aid as a foreign student from Indonesia as an undergraduate. 

The transcript was released by Occidental College in compliance with a court order in a suit brought by the group in the Superior Court of California. 

The transcript shows that Obama (Soetoro) applied for financial aid and was awarded a fellowship for foreign students from the Fulbright Foundation Scholarship program. To qualify, for the scholarship, a student must claim foreign citizenship.

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You taxpayers will be paying for more foreign vacations for Michelle, her two daughters and her mother


Michelle Obama says she'll do more foreign travel to promote education for girls in developing countries.

The first lady announced a new program earlier this year to help adolescent girls improve their lives by attending and staying in school called, 'Let Girls Learn.'

She since has traveled to Japan, Cambodia and London to promote the initiative and even stopped to have tea with Prince Harry.

While in London she traveled with her daughters Malia, 16, 14-year-old Sasha and her mother, Marian Robinson.

The first lady announced a new program earlier this year to help adolescent girls improve their lives by attending and staying in school called, 'Let Girls Learn.'  More

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Walmart Makes ISIS Cake for Man Denied Confederate Flag Design


Louisiana – A man in Louisiana is asking for an explanation from Walmart after his request for a Confederate flag cake at one of its bakeries was rejected, but a design with the ISIS flag was accepted.

Chuck Netzhammer said he ordered the image of the Confederate flag on a cake with the words, “Heritage Not Hate,” on Thursday at a Walmart in Slidell, Louisiana.

But the bakery denied his request, he said. At some point later, he ordered the image of the ISIS flag that represents the terrorist group.

“I went back yesterday and managed to get an ISIS battleflag printed. ISIS happens to be somebody who we’re fighting against right now who are killing our men and boys overseas and are beheading Christians,” Netzhammer said. More

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June 29, 2015

Freedom of the Press gone: State Department Ejects Free Beacon Reporter from Briefing


VIENNA—Officials with the Department of State threatened to call security Monday on a Washington Free Beacon reporter who was attempting to report on a briefing held by senior Obama administration figures in Vienna on the eve of an expected nuclear agreement with Iran.

Two State Department officials booted the Free Beacon from a room where Wendy Sherman, the undersecretary of state for political affairs, was talking to reporters, despite the Free Beacon’s being credentialed by the Austrian government for the ongoing Iranian nuclear talks.

Melissa Turley, a State Department official, approached a Free Beacon reporter, threatened the reporter, instructing him to leave the room or be dealt with by “security.”  More

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June 28, 2015

Since the Supreme Court decided...


Since the Supreme Court decided everyone must perform gay marriages, when do gay marriages begin in Mosques?

Pedophiles want same status as gays arguing their desire for children is a sexual orientation


Using the same tactics used by “gay” rights activists, pedophiles have begun to seek similar status arguing their desire for children is a sexual orientation no different than heterosexual or homosexuals.

Critics of the homosexual lifestyle have long claimed that once it became acceptable to identify homosexuality as simply an “alternative lifestyle” or sexual orientation, logically nothing would be off limits.

“Gay” advocates have taken offense at such a position insisting this would never happen. However, psychiatrists are now beginning to advocate redefining pedophilia in the same way homosexuality was redefined several years ago.  More

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Constitutional Remedies to a Lawless Supreme Court


This week, we have twice seen Supreme Court justices violating their judicial oaths. 

Yesterday, the justices rewrote Obamacare, yet again, in order to force this failed law on the American people. 

Today, the Court doubled down with a 5–4 opinion that undermines not just the definition of marriage, but the very foundations of our representative form of government. 

Both decisions were judicial activism, plain and simple. Both were lawless.  More

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June 27, 2015

American Freedoms in the Trash


Church windows given by United Daughters of the Confederacy must come down - shows Confederate history

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Another American Freedom Lost


Freedom to do park your car on your own property:

Fines proposed for those who back cars into driveways

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American Freedom Lost


Freedom of Expression:

South Carolina cop fired after posting photo wearing Confederate flag underwear

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America's Freedoms Lost


Freedom of Speech:

Editorial board said it would place "very strictly limit" op-eds and letters against same-sex marriage on the heels of Friday's historic Supreme Court ruling.

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Rep. Gohmert: Supreme Court Should Be 'Embarrassed'


After the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act yesterday, many critics publicly voiced their disapproval with the Court’s decision. Justice Antonin Scalia wrote a scathing criticism of his fellow Justices who voted in favor of the case, King v. Burwell, presidential candidates used their social media platforms and members of Congress took to public forums to express their disappointment.

Republican Rep. Louis Gohmert of Texas appeared on Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show” shortly after the Court’s decision was made public. He was one of the harsher critics of the Justices, saying that the Court should be “embarrassed” by their actions.

“The Supreme Court has a lot to be embarrassed about. As a former judge and chief justice, I am extremely embarrassed for them. And unfortunately, when you’ve sold your soul, it’s kind of tough to even realize you should be embarrassed, but they should,” Gohmert said.  More

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June 25, 2015

Supreme Court Political - Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia:"words no longer have meaning"


Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and his conservative colleagues may have been overruled in Thursday's decision upholding ObamaCare subsidies, but they didn't go down without a fight.

The firebrand conservative justice delivered one of the most scathing and linguistically creative dissents in recent memory. In a 21-page rebuttal, Scalia and two other justices tore into the Affordable Care Act and the court's handling of it over the years -- effectively accusing their colleagues of twisting the law for the sake of preserving President Obama's signature policy.

“Today’s interpretation is not merely unnatural; it is unheard of,” Scalia wrote, joined by Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito.

The case itself centered on language in the original law that technically limited subsidies to people buying insurance in exchanges set up by the states. Opponents said this made subsidies through the federal exchange invalid.

“You would think the answer would be obvious -- so obvious there would hardly be a need for the Supreme Court to hear a case about it,” Scalia wrote.  More

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Evidence was destroyed during probe of IRS targeting


WASHINGTON DC - The lead government watchdog for the IRS revealed Thursday that computer evidence was erased during the investigation into the agency's targeting scandal, months after the IRS was told to preserve documents.

J. Russell George, the Treasury inspector general for tax administration, testified to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that IRS employees erased computer backup tapes shortly after officials discovered thousands of emails related to the tax agency's Tea Party scandal had been lost.

As many as 24,000 emails were lost because 422 backup tapes were "magnetically erased" around March 4, 2014.

George said his office found no direct evidence the tapes were destroyed to hide information from Congress or law enforcement. But the destruction nevertheless defied a preservation order, and is sure to raise suspicions over motive.  More

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June 24, 2015

Taxpayers slapped with $866,615 jet fuel bill for Obama's Earth Day speech


President Obama's decision to take his Earth Day speech attacking climate change "deniers" to Florida, home of two GOP presidential candidates, cost taxpayers $866,615.40 just for the flight of Air Force One.

Taxpayer watchdog Judicial Watch revealed Wednesday that the Air Force provided documents showing the flight expenses of flying the jumbo jet 4.2 hours to Miami. He was then helicoptered 20 minutes to the Florida Everglades for his speech.

Other costs, such as security, communications and staff were not provided, but would put the speech price at way over $1 million.

During his address, the president did not directly attack former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush or current Sen. Marco Rubio, two presidential candidates, but he did slap those who question climate change and cited earlier efforts by Republican Presidents Teddy Roosevelt, Richard Nixon, and George H.W. Bush to improve the environment.  More

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