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PJ Media, by Bryan Preston Posted By: JoniTx- Thu, 06 59 2014 09:59:05 GMT Well, if this doesnt start a war between Russia and the United States, nothing will. A 2013 GAO report found that President Obama spent twice as much time on vacation as he spent on economic meetings. But his vacation record in 2014 is now seriously threatened. Vlad Putins aggression in Crimea may result in a crime against humanity, forcing the oft'vacationing President Obama to be flexible about his upcoming vacay, according to the NYDN. The ongoing crisis between Ukraine and Russia has placed President Obamas family vacation plans in jeopardy, according to a new report. Obama and the First Lady
Variety, by Dave McNary Posted By: DW626- Thu, 06 48 2014 09:48:18 GMT When Paul Audley took the job as president of FilmL.A. in late 2008, he was astounded to discover that physical production on the $70 million pic Battle: Los Angeles wasnt being done in Los Angeles.It stunned me that the movie was shooting in Louisiana, and that the state of California was letting this happen, he recalls. In the subsequent five years, the situation has only worsened, despite the film production incentive program California enacted in 2009, which provides for $100 million a year in tax credits for whats usually 20% of production costs. Thats significantly smaller than programs offered by other
Politico, by Tal Kopan Posted By: Charliecoconut- Thu, 06 44 2014 09:44:46 GMT Sen. John McCain is the least popular senator in the country of those surveyed by Public Policy Polling, with low marks from members of his own party, independents and Democrats. Just 30 percent of Arizona voters approve of the job the Republican senator is doing, while 54 percent disapprove, according to a PPP release Thursday. That is the worst of any senators polling in the nation that PPP has found.
Washington Times (D.C), by David Sherfinski Posted By: JoniTx- Thu, 06 38 2014 09:38:41 GMT Sen. Ted Cruz called for the abolition of the IRS and the repeal of Obamacare in a rousing speech to kick off the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday. The Texas Republican has made a name for himself in Tea Party and conservative circles by standing ironclad on issues like the federal debt ceiling to the consternation of some in his own party, at times. He took a lighthearted swipe at some of the GOPs recent presidential prospects who had been perceived as moderate by some in the modern party. Of course all of us remember President Dole and President
Washington Examiner (DC), by Tim Mak Posted By: JoniTx- Thu, 06 33 2014 09:33:11 GMT National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre delivered a blistering campaign'style speech Thursday, blaming the media and gun'control proponents for a decline in American economic standing and for threatening "God'given" gun rights. "You feel it in your heart, you know it in your gut: Something has gone wrong" in America, LaPierre told a packed audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference. "Neighborhood streets once filled with skateboards ... and laughter in the air are now filled with silence." LaPierre, who received the loudest applause of any speakers so far at the conference, put the blame squarely on the media and "political
Wall Street Journal, by Jason Gay Posted By: Hazymac- Thu, 06 40 2014 08:40:30 GMT OK, so I possess a few unconventional opinions. I think it´s cool to wear flip'flops with a suit (all you need is well'tailored slacks, confidence and a summer wedding), I think it´s a crime that Greta Gerwig wasn´t nominated for the Best Actress Oscar for "Frances Ha" (trust me on this) and I believe it is definitely OKif not essential for the human conditionto play a little Mötley Crüe every day before 9 a.m. I am starting to sound like I´m Kevin Costner standing in Susan Sarandon´s living room. But here´s one last thing: I think a college'basketball team that
Legal Insurrection, by Neo'neocon Posted By: Drive- Thu, 06 37 2014 08:37:41 GMT Why was our intelligence community caught so flat'footed about Putins intentions in Ukraine? Thats a question being asked on Capitol Hill, and in Politico. One possible answer to the query is, No, it wasnt. That one was given by James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, and CIA spokesman Todd Ebitz, who both made statements to the effect that the US intelligence community included warnings of possible scenarios for a Russian military intervention in Ukraine. James Clapper has more than a bit of a general credibility problem regarding statements to the American public about intelligence, however. And a warning of a
Red State, by Erick Erickson Posted By: StormCnter- Thu, 06 33 2014 08:33:15 GMT Georgia is about to get the spoils of the train wreck that is the Wendy Davis campaign. Tuesday night, Democratic voters in Texas signaled they would be aborting Daviss campaign in November. In the Democratic Primary in Texas in 2014, Wendy Davis somehow managed to get fewer votes than any Democratic gubernatorial nominee since 1998. She got fewer votes than the Democrats nominee in 2002, 2006, and 2010. Wendy Davis is the only Democratic nominee to lose any Rio Grande Valley counties in twenty years. She received fewer votes there than any Democrat in twenty years despite a 33.47% population growth in
Commentary Magazine, by Peter Wehner Posted By: MissMolly- Thu, 06 21 2014 08:21:54 GMT Arkansas Senator Mark Pryor, in an interview with NBC News, said this about his opponent, Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran and current Representative Tom Cotton: Theres a lot of people in the Senate that didnt serve in the military. Obviously in the Senate we have all types of different people, all kinds of different folks that have come from all types of different background and I think thats part of that sense of entitlement that he gives off is that, almost like, I served my country, let me into the Senate. But thats not how it works in Arkansas. To be clear:
Mediaite, by Noah Rothman Posted By: Drive- Thu, 06 20 2014 08:20:14 GMT On Thursday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R'FL) addressed the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference attendees with a fiery speech focused on redefining Americas approach to foreign affairs. He defined the threats he warned that the United States will face in the near future and defined current and long'term Americas economic challenges in terms relating to the preservation of free trade guaranteed by American military and diplomatic strength. We are right on the verge, if we make a few right decisions, of a new American century, Rubio began. He took a populist approach to arguing against big government by saying that large corporations
TMZ, by Staff Posted By: MissMolly- Thu, 06 19 2014 08:19:50 GMT Ray Liotta says a skin care company is like a pimple on his ass, and he´s gonna pop it ... in court. Liotta has filed a federal lawsuit against a company called Nerium International, which hawks a skin care product called Nerium AD. The company has been blanketing social media since October, touting Liotta´s "before and after" pics and taking credit for the results, saying the Goodfella turned back the clock thanks to their wonder cream. Liotta is p****d, saying he never used the product and certainly didn´t give permission to use his name or likeness. Liotta is suing the company and one of
Tampa Tribune, by Richard Mullins Posted By: Hazymac- Thu, 06 04 2014 08:04:52 GMT The Tampa Bay Times newspaper will begin offering buyouts to current workers in advance of a round of layoffs, according to company memos posted online. This comes as the St. Petersburg'based newspaper faces increasing financial strain and works with business consultants to improve the companys financial results. (Snip) The Times has been working to sell news bureaus, extra parking lots, the employee cafeteria and other assets to raise cash in recent years, and last December, the company took out a $28 million loan from a non'traditional lender, Boston'based Crystal Financial LLC. Half that amount went to pay off current debts
National Review Online, by Eliana Johnson Posted By: StormCnter- Thu, 06 49 2014 07:49:22 GMT The crowd gathered at the Conservative Political Action Conference rose to its feet as Chris Christie exited stage left. The New Jersey governor, who has been dogged by a scandal stemming from revelations that members of his administration conspired to shut down traffic lanes leading on to the George Washington Bridge, came to CPAC on Thursday in need of a reception like that, and the party faithful delivered. Christies remarks were highly anticipated, not only because of the lingering scandal but also because CPAC brass dinged him last year by leaving him off of the guest list. Today, the governor was greeted
The Hill (Washington, D.C.), by Bernie Becker* Posted By: Desert Fox- Thu, 06 31 2014 07:31:20 GMT The chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus is calling for House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) to be stripped of his gavel for his behavior at a contentious IRS hearing on Wednesday. Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) told Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Thursday that Issas conduct in the hearing which included cutting off the microphone of Rep. Elijah Cummings (Md.), the ranking Democrat amounted to an affront to the expectations of the American people. Fudge also said Issa should apologize on the House floor. The American people have the right to expect that their elected leaders be held to the
Associated Press, by Steve Peoples & Ken Thomas Posted By: Desert Fox- Thu, 06 28 2014 07:28:54 GMT OXON HILL, Md. '' Republican leaders implored conservatives to offer a stark contrast to President Barack Obama´s policies and stand firm on principles as a way to win back Senate control in the fall elections and prepare for the 2016 presidential campaign. Thursday marked the first day of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, which brought together prospective White House candidates, conservative opinion leaders and tea party activists from coast to coast. With the party facing a tug of war for the soul of the GOP, Republicans made the case that they must unite and offer a different path in the
ABC News, by Mary Bruce & Ali Weinberg Posted By: Desert Fox- Thu, 06 21 2014 07:21:06 GMT President Obama has signed an executive order today imposing sanctions on individuals he said violate Ukrainian sovereignty or are "stealing the assets" of the Ukrainian people. Obama told reporters at a White House briefing the sanctions were meant to "impose a cost" on Russia´s action in Crimea. Obama emphasized that new visa restrictions the U.S. placed on those who are opposing the Ukraine government continue our efforts to impose a cost on Russia and those responsible for the situation in Crimea. We took these steps in close coordination with our European allies, said in a brief statement in the White House briefing room.
Washington Post, by Vladimir V. Kara'Murza Posted By: Hazymac- Thu, 06 19 2014 07:19:44 GMT Vladimir Bukovsky, the legendary Russian dissident who spent 12 years in prisons, labor camps and psychiatric hospitals for his anti'Soviet activity, famously faulted Western media in the 1980s for their confusing terminology, which resulted in curious statements about the Russian invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 and the protests against it by Soviet academician Andrei Sakharov. This linguistic mix'up between the oppressor and the oppressed is resurfacing with Vladimir Putins aggression against Ukraine: Many analysts and journalists cite Russian threats, the Russian invasion and the need for sanctions on Russia. The truth is that most Russians oppose intervention in Ukraine. Even
Daily Caller, by Katie McHugh Posted By: Desert Fox- Thu, 06 17 2014 07:17:14 GMT Eagle Forum president and conservative author Phyllis Schlafly condemned GOP leadership efforts to compromise with Democrats on immigration, telling her audience that Republicans are fools to back any kind of deal that includes citizenship for illegal immigrants. Republicans are fools to to support any kind of amnesty, or to import foreigners who will support big government and big spending, she said during a blunt speech at The National Security Action in Washington, D.C. Why is anyone surprised that three fourths of Hispanics and Asians voted for Obama during the 2012 election? Sixty'nine percent of immigrants support Obamacare. Schlafly cited a battery
Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper Posted By: Desert Fox- Thu, 06 15 2014 07:15:36 GMT In a joint town hall with Telemundo and Univision, President Obama made a pledge that his administration will not use Obamacare sign up data to deport illegal aliens: "Will we hear from you a pledge, a personal promise, that the information provided in the registration process will not be used for deportation purposes in this country?" "Absolutely," Obama said, putting his hand down for emphasis. "It´s true that the undocumented are not eligible [for Obamacare], that´s how the law was written, but if you are a U.S. citizen or you have a legal presence in this country, you are eligible," he said.
Politico, by Reid J. Epstein Posted By: KarenJ1- Thu, 06 45 2014 06:45:00 GMT President Barack Obama called himself the champion'in'chief of comprehensive immigration reform Thursday but said once again that theres nothing he can do stem the flow of deportations. Speaking at a health care town hall program sponsored by Telemundo, Univision and La Opinion'impreMedia, Obama passed the buck on deportations to Congress, which he said is responsible for funding government positions responsible for deportations. I am the champion'in'chief of comprehensive immigration reform, Obama said. What Ive said in the past remains true: Until Congress passes a new law I am constrained in what I can do. Obama said the a 2012 order