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Heritage Foundation… 3 Ways to Make April 15 Less Painful
02/27/2014 - Yesterday you told us what you think Washington should be doing—and more than a few of you said dealing with our horrendous taxes. Representative Dave Camp (R-MI) rolled out a plan for tax reform yesterday that we hope will shift the conversation to something that would benefit all Americans. As Heritage chief economist Stephen Moore said, “The tax code stables in Washington haven’t been cleaned out since 1986.” And it shows. Here are three things Congress should be including
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Slow Food, From a CNO reader
'Someone asked the other day, 'What was your favorite fast food when you were growing up?' 'We didn't have fast food when I was growing up,' I informed him. 'All the food was slow.' 'C'mon, seriously. Where did you eat?' 'It was a place called Home,' I explained. 'Mom cooked every day and when Dad got home from work, we sat down together at the dining room table, and if I didn't like what she put on my plate I was allowed to sit there until I did like it
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Heritage Foundation… 'I Know My Rights': Woman Jailed After Filming Traffic Stop, Evan Bernick
February 22, 2014 - Brandy Berning spent the night behind bars. And it’s all because she knew her rights, and insisted that they be respected. Her “crime”?  Using a cell phone to film a traffic stop. According to the Florida Sun-Sentinel, Lieutenant William O’Brien, a deputy with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, pulled Brandy over after she allegedly drove in the HOV lane at the wrong time.  She began filming the traffic stop. Lieutenant O’Brien then told Brandy that she had just committed a felony and
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Redstate… Why This Fight, By Erick Erickson
February 19th, 2014 - I was once an elected Republican. I started the College Republicans at my school. I served as the state chair of the College Republicans in Georgia. I have worked for more than two decades to get Republicans elected. But more and more I cannot tell you what it means to be a Republican other than opposition to Barack Obama. I want to be for something, not just against someone. And I surely
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The Hill… Efforts to cap CO2 emissions are adverse to human health and welfare, By Craig D. Idso, Ph.D.
In his State of the Union address, President Obama advocated an energy policy aimed at reducing emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), which he claims are causing catastrophic changes to the earth’s climate and “harming western communities.”  In his policy prescription, the president advocates a combination of increased regulation of the energy and transportation industries and more government spending on research designed to bring low-carbon-emitting sources of energy, i.e., so-called renewables
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Townhall… A Comma Dean of Errors, Mike Adams
Feb 17, 2014 - Editor’s Note: For anyone still not convinced we need to be careful where we send our kids to college, this is a must read. Author's Note: The fight for student’s rights continues. The series is stretching out longer than anticipated but you will want to keep reading. There's some good news at the end of the road. Dear Chancellor Miller; After laying the groundwork in my previous correspondence, I finally have an opportunity to respond to
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Heritage Foundation… 7 Times Obama Ignored the Law to Impose His Executive Will
by Amy Payne - February 14, 2014 - President Obama—the imperial President, the “I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone” President who can’t wait to show us his “year of action”—once vowed to do exactly the opposite. The biggest problems that we’re facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all. And that’s what I intend
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US1.me… Lupus and MS - bumps in the Obamacare road
ObamaCare patients with serious pre-existing diseases could face expensive drug costs - by Jim Angle, Fox News. People with serious pre-existing diseases, precisely those the president aimed to help with ObamaCare, could find themselves paying for expensive drug treatments with no help from the health care exchanges. Those with expensive diseases such as lupus or multiple sclerosis face something called a "closed drug formulary." Dr. Scott Gottlieb of the American Enterprise Institute
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Stuff you didn't know you didn't know! From a CNO reader
Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better. --- Coca-Cola was originally green. --- It is impossible to lick your elbow. --- The state with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska --- The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get this...) ---  The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%  ---  The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $16,400 ---  The average number of... read more
Heritage Foundation… The Real 'War on the Poor' Is Being Waged by Obama, Stephen Moore
February 17, 2014 - Republicans in Congress are being accused of fighting a “war on the war on poverty,” in part because of a tiny cut in the food stamps program last week. Democrats charge that these “cuts” will take food from the mouths of hungry children, and they claim this is an example of how Congress has shred the safety net for the poor. Never mind that this is the food aid program that has tripled in cost and doubled in participation in just the last decade. Even during the economic recovery, the
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 NetRight Daily… Obama’s big freeze for America, By Rick Manning
An Obama Department of Energy official told the House Energy and Commerce Committee today that Administration policies aimed at coal fired electric generation would increase the wholesale cost of electricity by 70 to 80 percent. The admission that Obama environmental policy proscriptions targeting the coal fired utility industry would dramatically increase the cost of turning on the lights, as well as heating and cooling homes is news. But this Administration’s gross disregard for the least... read more
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EAG News… Common Core math question for sixth graders: Was the 2000 election ‘fair’? Renee Nal - February 4, 2014 - WASHINGTON, D.C. – Would you ever consider the question ‘Whom do you want to be president?’ to be asked of your third grader during a math class (or any class)? Would you expect your fourth grader to be asked to create a chart of presidents along with their political persuasions? Or, how about a discussion on whether the 2000 presidential election resulted in a “fair” outcome? Or, what if the teacher for your sixth grader was advised to “be prepared” to discuss the... read more
Famous Presidential Lies, Adapted from To The Point News; From a CNO reader
LBJ: We were attacked (in the Gulf of Tonkin). Nixon: I am not a crook. GHW Bush: Read my lips - No New Taxes. Clinton: I did not have sex with that woman... Miss Lewinski. GW Bush: Iraq has weapons of mass destruction. Obama: I will have the most transparent administration in history; The stimulus will fund shovel-ready jobs; I am focused like a laser on creating jobs; The IRS is not targeting anyone; It was a spontaneous riot about a movie; If I had a son; I will put an end to the type of politics
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Heritage Foundation… Jordan at Policy Summit: Let’s Encourage Work, by Ken McIntyre
February 10, 2014 - Legislation to hold increases in total welfare spending to inflation and to require able-bodied adults on food stamps to get a job or seek one will refocus attention on the dignity of work, Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH) said today. When government policies “disincentivize work,” Jordan said, “we are robbing people of skills, lessons, and principles.” Administration officials and other defenders of Obamacare stepped
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Eagles Rising… Sarah Palin was Right - Socialized Healthcare Demands Death Panels
By Onan Coca - 14 February 2014 - For years conservatives have been desperately trying to warn the country about the logical outcomes of embracing socialized healthcare. One of the first and most important trumpet calls of warning came from former Alaska Governor and Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin. “The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s ‘death panel’ so his bureaucrats can decide, based on
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Eagle Rising… Woman Protects Home with Shotgun, By Onan Coca
11 February 2014 - You don’t expect stories of armed citizens defending their homes to come from California – but this time that’s exactly what we’re getting. A California woman woke up to the sound of her dog barking early Sunday morning at around 3 am. When she looked outside to see what had gotten her pet so agitated, she saw a man in her backyard and another man waiting by a car. Knowing what was about to happen, she quickly grabbed her shotgun and made her way outside
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Washington Post… The annual Washington Post Mensa invitational
The Washington Post's Mensa Invitational once again invited readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition. Here are the winners: 1. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period of time. 2. Ignoranus : A person who's both stupid and an asshole. 3. Intaxicaton : Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts
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Heritage Foundation… A Tank on Every Corner? Why Police Departments Are Acquiring Armored Vehicles—and What to Do About It, Evan Bernick - February 10, 2014 - Most Americans aren’t used to seeing anything that looks like a tank in their neighborhoods. Yet with police departments from California to Texas to Ohio State University acquiring armored vehicles from the federal government, that may soon change. These armored vehicles, designed to fend off insurgent attacks and capable of withstanding .50-caliber rounds, are impressive pieces of machinery. But they’re also... read more
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Townhall… The Myth of 'Traditional Marriage', Steve Chapman
Feb 09, 2014 - In the battle over same-sex marriage, opponents are strongly in favor of deferring to the wisdom of our ancestors. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence uses the prevailing formula when he says, "I support traditional marriage." The Christian Coalition of America urges its friends to "Say 'I Do' to Traditional Marriage." They have friends on the Supreme Court. In arguments over a California ban on gay
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Heritage Foundation… Leno's Goodbye: The Worst Part Is "I'll Have To Sign Up for Obamacare"
Ericka Andersen - February 7, 2014 - After 22 years, Jay Leno hosted his last episode of “The Tonight Show” on Thursday evening with a monologue that included a jab at Obamacare. Leno said the worst part about leaving NBC was that he would no longer be covered under their health insurance plan and would now have to sign up for Obamacare. The comedian has been known to poke fun at the health care law, which has had significant issues since rolling out an online marketplace
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Godfather Politics… Sheila Jackson Lee: Obama's a Liberal Dictator So Executive Orders are OK
Posted on February 8, 2014 by Gary DeMar. Getting back to the Constitution is no longer an option for most politicians. They use it as a prop. Sure, they take an oath before God to uphold it and vote and terms of its limitations, but for them, God is a myth. Sheila Jackson Lee is the worst offender, but at least she’s honest. She has absolutely no regard for the Constitution. All she cares about is raw power, but only when her guy is in charge: “Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee said that the new
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Heritage Foundation… What Congress Did While You Were Talking About the State of the Union, by Amy Payne - January 30, 2014 - Congress is very fond of two things: throwing a bunch of stuff into one bill and rushing bills through while Americans are focused on other news. While people were talking about the State of the Union, they’ve done it again with the $1 trillion farm bill. The “farm bill” passed by the House yesterday has projected costs that are even greater than those of the Obama stimulus... read more
WND… Hear Bill Ayers say again, “I wrote Obama bio” By Art Moore
Bill Ayers, the unrepentant former leader of the radical 1960s Weather Underground group, has been asked on several occasions over the past five years if he wrote “Dreams from My Father,” the book offered as evidence that Barack Obama is an intellectual heavyweight worthy of the Oval Office despite his relatively thin resume. Aware of WND columnist and author Jack Cashill’s extensive literary analysis and independent corroboration by a friendly Obama biographer, Ayers has obscured his
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The Hill… Efforts to cap CO2 emissions are adverse to human health and welfare, By Craig D. Idso, Ph.D.
In his State of the Union address, President Obama advocated an energy policy aimed at reducing emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), which he claims are causing catastrophic changes to the earth’s climate and “harming western communities.”  In his policy prescription, the president advocates a combination of increased regulation of the energy and transportation industries and more government spending on research designed to bring low-carbon-emitting sources of energy, i.e., so-called renewables
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Heritage Foundation… 7 Things It's Not Too Late For, Amy Payne
January 28, 2014 - Presidents offer pie-in-the-sky visions in their State of the Union addresses. But if President Obama—and Congress—were willing to “roll up their sleeves” (another common State of the Union phrase) and work on some tangible good for Americans, Heritage experts have a few ideas. The President is calling this his “year of action,” after all. Here are seven things he should work with Congress to do. 1. Save Americans from
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The Atlantic… Why the Cory Remsburg Tribute Will Be Seen as a Sign of Our Times, and a Bad One, Many Years From Now - Taking The Long View of events one day in the past - Barack Obama has always been said to take The Long View. It's a point he made several times in last night's speech, most explicitly here: Climate change is a fact. And when our children’s children look us in the eye and ask if we did all we could to leave them a safer, more stable world, with new sources of energy, I want us to be able to say yes, we did. That's the answer the president "wants" to give his grandchildren... read more

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