House readies bill to stop Obama's immigration order -- in advance

31 Jul 2014, 1:06 am

Byron York On what could be the last lawmaking session before the summer recess, both House and Senate are preparing bills to one-up each other on immigration. washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential

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Under proper accounting standards, the Export-Import Bank costs U.S. taxpayers an average of $200 million a year in losses.

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31 Jul 2014, 12:00 am

A good friend of mine apologized to me today.  You see, he voted for Barack Hussein Obama in the 2008 election and he lives in a so-called swing state. 

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George Will and Hugh Hewitt, despite the mounting evidence that almost no Democrat will enforce existing immigration laws, are still plugging amnesty for the latest wave of illegal aliens.

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The American Spectator

Israel Isn't Alone in Disliking Kerry's Ceasefire Proposal

Lucy Schouten tells us that Israel did not like Secretary of State John Kerry’s ceasefire proposal and made no secret of their displeasure. Well, no kidding. By my count, there have been at least five ceasefires all of which Hamas has broken. The difference between the other negotiated ceasef

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30 Jul 2014, 10:17 am

Over at NRO this morning is a lengthy, clear-as-a-bell article by Andrew McCarthy on impeachment. A few weeks back in this space I reviewed Andy’s superb book Faithless Execution: Building the Political Case for Obama’s Impeachment.  Amidst a flurry of controversy, with Democrats t
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As Larry Thornberry informed us last night, Vin Scully will be broadcasting Dodger games in 2015. As Larry noted, the announcement was made by Dodger players Hyun-Jin Ryu in Korean, Yasiel Puig in Spanish and Justin Turner in English in between innings of last night's Dodgers-Braves game. It will b

The Federalist

The ‘Myths’ Of Gaza

Are "Jewish leaders" misleading the public about the conflict? Hardly.

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Estimates say 150,00 to 200,000 girls in the United States are at risk of being forced into genital mutilation, and that number is set to rise.
Either the Federal Reserve keeps printing money to inflate away the U.S. government’s debt, or the Fed raises rates and the U.S. budget deficit skyrockets.
The University of Texas still discriminates against white and Asian students in admissions because of race. A pending lawsuit could change that.

The Washington Free Beacon

Big Eddie to Obama: ‘Bring It From Your Loins’

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Ken Roth, the executive director of Human Rights Watch, claims that terrorist attacks and abductions are not a "rights violation" so long as they only target soldiers.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis has the support of a New York-based sex shop, whose owners insist she is a “valid candidate.” Gerrie Blum and Mitch Kessler, the owners of ASWGT, Inc., or Adam and Gillian’s Sensual Whips and Toys, donated $40 to Davis’s campaig

Big Government

AP Claim: Israeli Unity Means Dissent is 'Silenced'

The Associated Press, noting the overwhelming support among Israelis for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the war effort in Gaza, concludes that the minority of Israelis who dissent are being "silenced."  It is a tired, false charge often made by Israeli and Jewish leftists even during p

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In an appearance on Wednesday’s “The Late Show” on CBS, former White House press secretary Jay Carney said that it was his view some White House correspondents were playing for the television cameras when they would challenge him in some situations during White House press briefi
Wednesday, the State of Oklahoma filed a motion to inform a federal judge of “newly-discovered facts” in the state’s challenge of Obamacare. These new facts were two audio tapes of Jonathan Gruber, the Obamacare Architect, stating that Obamacare subsidies are tied only to the exi
The language of the legislation that House GOP leadership will offer a vote on to win over conservatives on a border crisis bill contains significant differences from language Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) introduced a couple weeks ago. The original Cruz-Blackburn legis

American Thinker

Time for Hamas's Hollywood Sympathizers to Snap out of It!

They look at pictures of Palestinians, who truly are suffering in this war, which Hamas and it's terrorist army have perpetrated against Israel and our civilian population, and they "feel their pain"

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George Will and Hugh Hewitt, despite the mounting evidence that almost no Democrat will enforce existing immigration laws, are still plugging amnesty for the latest wave of illegal aliens.
The behavior of Le Chambon deserves to be remembered for its remarkable implementation of Christian ethical principles.
I have been somewhat confused by the conservative ire rising as a result of leading conservative figures going to the border to assist church groups in delivering relief. 

Heritage Foundation

Marriage Won’t End Poverty. But It Will Help (A Lot).

Marriage isn’t the answer to poverty. That’s the argument made in article last week in The New Republic by Carter Price, who asserts that conservatives... Read More The post Marriage Won’t End Poverty. But It Will Help (A Lot). appeared first on Daily Signal.

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Could the IRS be governed by multiple commissioners? Some lawmakers hope so. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee yesterday heard pitches for proposed reforms... Read More The post Lawmakers Ponder Ways to ‘Get Politics Out of the IRS’ appeared first on Daily Signal.
Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Mich., says his proposed Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act will address mounting concern about what some call the encouragement of corruption in... Read More The post Legislation Introduced to Curb Civil Forfeiture’s ‘Perverse’ Incentives appeared first on Dail
The House Ways and Means Committee today released emails from Lois Lerner, former head of the Internal Revenue Service’s tax-exempt organizations division, in which she... Read More The post In IRS Emails, Lois Lerner Calls Conservatives ‘Crazies’ and … Worse appeared first

Townhall.com

War on Who? Eric Holder Sues Police Dept. for Treating Women as Equals

Eric Holder is suing a state police force, because their employment requirements for women are the same as those for men… Whoa. So this is what “progress” looks like, huh?

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In June, President Barack Obama sent a letter to Congress asking for help to address the surge of illegal crossings at the Texas-Mexico border. Among other items, Obama asked Congress to grant him the legal authority "to exercise discretion in processing the return and removal of unaccompanied minor
I was never a big fan of weapons, until I got married and moved South. Thank God I escaped Leftist Stockholm Syndrome.
Russian media also is heavily biased, but occasionally contains useful factual information. Today it reported that parts of Donetsk received artillery fire from Ukrainian forces.

The Corner

WH Responds to Boehner Lawsuit by Promising Immigration Executive Order

White House senior advisor Dan Pfeiffer responded to the House vote to sue President Obama for abusing his executive authority by announcing another executive order. Pfeiffer also promised that Obama would take unilateral action on immigration. “The President is not going to back away from

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On Wednesday’s Special Report, Charles Krauthammer said that Democrats will come to rue their response to President Obama’s executive overreach. “The president’s job is not, as the president says, to help people — that’s his interpretation of what he does
Why are top Republicans so determined to cut themselves off at the knees? The GOP believes it has a problem: President Obama calculates that it helps him and hurts Republicans to claim, falsely, that Republicans are about to impeach him, so that is what Democrats are doing. As I argued before &mda
I thoroughly enjoyed Charles C.W. Cooke’s piece today about liberal nerd-worship. This part is spot-on: The pose is, of course, little more than a ruse — our professional “nerds” being, like Mrs. Doubtfire, stereotypical facsimiles of the real thing. They have the patois b

Red State

Venezuela demonstrates the nadir of American power

It should have been a pretty straightforward case. Retired Venezeulan general Hugo Carvajal, who was a close confidant of the late Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez and head of Venezuela’s intelligence service, was indicted in Miami on federal charges of drug trafficking. Via the Wall Street Jo

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Poor ol’ Wendy Davis. She wore her pink sneakers and filibustered pro-life legislation. The media made her a national hero for kid killers. And they she had to do something besides look pretty and filibuster. It all started falling apart. Turns out she claimed in court she had mental health i
A U.N. school in Gaza was recently hit by some Israeli shells. It appears to be the result of the IDF aiming for some Hamas forces nearby. Unsurprisingly, the White House was among the first in line to condemn Israel for this. An Associated Press release reports: The White House condemned the shell
Let’s say that I had some oversight authority over liberal groups or individuals. Or that I could do things to make life more difficult for those groups. And let’s say that I wrote the right-wing equivalent of what Lois Lerner wrote about conservatives (according to her, we’re app
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