Networks won’t air Obama “immigration” talk; suspect numbers touted

Obama immigration message Facebook
President Obama unveiled his “broken immigration” message on Facebook. (Snip: Facebook)

Legacy networks reportedly will decline to air President Barack Obama’s “immigration” talk on Thursday. The president announced his event via Facebook, a nod perhaps to his ally and supporter Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook titan Zuckerberg funds a group advocating for increasing the number of foreign nationals in the US labor pool.

The president may repeat his claims about setting a record for deportations, but the numbers are suspect.  Continue reading

Grubered: Comparing Obama to Reagan and Bush on immigration

immigration cartoon 1903
Turn of the century cartoon titled ‘The immigrant. Is he an acquisition or a detriment?’ illustrates age-old debate on the topic. (Library of Congress: Victor F. Gillam; 1903, Sackett & Wilhelms Litho. Co., N.Y.)

Are we being Grubered again, this time on what politicians falsely call “immigration”?

Democrats want President Barack Obama to push amnesty through without the cooperation of Congress, and they’re citing past actions by Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush to justify it.  Continue reading

Media fail: Ahead of 2012 election, Gruber penned PPACA ‘confessional’

Jonathan Gruber
Jonathan Gruber admits in so many words Democrats hoodwinked Americans with the PPACA/Obamacare tax bill. (Snip: Video at Daily Signal)

Major media chose not to act as watchdog when it came to PPACA/Obamacare ahead of the 2012 presidential election. That decision gave a decisive advantage to Democrats. One of the worst messaging failures relates to content in a paper written by Jonathan Gruber, top policy wonk to President Barack Obama and former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on the PPACA/Obamacare tax bill.

The paper amounts to a ‘confessional’ regarding the uncertainty of outcomes for the PPACA.  Continue reading

Operation Inherent Resolve enters ‘new phase’ as US forces land in Anbar

Blackhawk landing in Anbar Province Iraq
A UH-60 Blackhawk comes in for a landing in 2011 at Camp Ramadi in Anbar Province, Iraq. Anbar Province is the largest in land area in Iraq. (Image: US Army)

By Chris Carter

In what he calls a “new phase” of the fight against the Islamic State, President Barack Obama now plans to send up to 1,500 troops to Anbar province. The president claimed they will not be directly involved in combat.  Continue reading

Fears at US embassy in Yemen as Nov. 24 deadline for Iran approaches

US gives Yemen officials security equipment
In late October, the US Embassy in Sana’a presented Yemen officials with security equipment including radiation detector pagers.(Photo: US Government)

US officials are said to be “updating plans” for evacuating embassy personnel in Yemen because of instability in that country. Many analysts believe the unrest in Yemen is directly influenced by Iran’s meddling.

As the Nov. 24 deadline for an agreement to reign in Iran’s nuclear program approaches, the Iranian government is also believed to have ramped up interference not only in Yemen, but also in Somalia and Syria.  Continue reading

Doocy’s SEAL interview addresses issue in Lorance trial

US soldiers train in close quarters
The team seeking Osama bin Laden may have benefited from training like this. Soldiers from 2nd Military Intelligence Battalion trained in close quarters at the US Army Garrison’s paintball facility in Darmstadt, Germany, Feb. 27, 2008. (U.S. Army photo by Martin Greeson; www.army.mil; license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode)

Pt. 10 in a series

Fox News’ Peter Doocy conducted interviews with the Navy SEAL who claimed he shot Osama bin Laden, and it was unintentional, but some remarks addressed a significant issue in the trial of former 1LT Clint Lorance.  Continue reading

IRS and Civil Forfeiture Under the Bank Secrecy Act bring nasty surprises

IRS sign
Photo of IRS sign: Joshua Doubek

by Wendy N. Powell

Wendy N. Powell
Wendy N. Powell (Used with permission)

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the most powerful of government agencies, has been under recent scrutiny for extreme civil forfeiture of assets.

With IRS’ power to confiscate and make financial demands, most Americans are increasingly fearful of the “tax man”.  Recent accounts of alleged overreach by the IRS have surfaced, resulting in American taxpayers questioning the agency’s extreme authority. With allegations of abuse resulting in serious financial injury, particularly to small business and individuals, Americans’ disgust over the power of the IRS has escalated.  Continue reading

Soldier’s mother and brother appeal for clemency

Pt. 9 in a series

Petition for Clint Lorance
Snip from petition on behalf of Clint Lorance [change.org/p/us-army-lt-sentenced-to-20-years-charged-with-murder-for-protecting-his-men-from-taliban]
The family of former 1LT Clint Lorance is asking for justice for the soldier whose alleged “crimes” rested largely on a judgment call. On Veterans Day, Lorance’s mother penned a heartfelt tribute to him on a Facebook page dedicated to his cause, and his brother spoke via a video in an effort to tell people who the soldier really is.  Continue reading

From Barack Obama at OFA to me: a militant email

Inauguration Day 2009
Inauguration Day 2009 when hope and change seemed possible. President and First Lady Obama (left) with vice president Joe Biden and his wife wave from the viewing stand in front of the White House. (Carol M. Highsmith Collection, US Library of Congress)

Back in the day when hope and change floated through the political atmosphere like beautiful balloons, I signed up for the Obama campaign’s email list. I do that for candidates on both sides of the aisle. There’s no better way to gauge how things are going than a campaign’s messaging.

A recent mail effort from Organizing for Action reads like an attempt to rally the troops, especially the youth, and to continue to raise money which is the end goal of all political groups on a 24/7 basis. This mail effort, however, illustrates what helped cause the great November loss leftists are still struggling to accept.

The president is perhaps struggling more than anyone. The email signed “Barack Obama” ends on a militant tone, and that actually presents an advantage for Republicans.  Continue reading

On Veterans Day, Lorance waits for justice from country he served

Charles Edison Armistice Day 1939
Franklin D. Roosevelt (D) had his secretary of the Navy Charles Edison explain why the U.S. should not enter “Europe’s War” to fight the Nazis. This photo was published on Nov. 11, 1939 as Edison spoke near the Unknown Soldier’s Tomb. At that time, the day of gratitude to veterans was called Armistice Day. Democrats held absolute power at the time, with the presidency and majorities in the House and Senate. (Library of Congress; Harris & Ewing)

Pt. 8 in a series

1LT Clint Lorance
1LT Clint Lorance had an exemplary record before engagement with perceived enemy changed his life on July 2, 2012. (Photo: Advocacy website www.freeclintlorance.com/)

As Veterans Day approaches, former 1LT Clint Lorance who served his country to the best of his ability waits for justice denied him. Lorance is serving a lengthy sentence, confined at Ft. Leavenworth. Among the charges he was convicted of: murder.

Did Lorance actually pull a trigger or wield a weapon to “murder” someone? No.  Continue reading

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