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St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay believes that attracting more immigrants, even low-skilled and possibly illegal immigrants, is the key to an economic turnaround even though there are plenty American-born workers who are struggling to find jobs. According...
From: Big Government | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Karl Rove and his Crossroads GPS PAC are about to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in the senate -- by campaigning to the left of incumbents Mark Pryor and Kay Hagan on behalf of Republican challengers Tom Cotton and Thom Tills. So blatant is this...
From: Big Government | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Note from Senior Management: National Review Editor-in-Chief Rich Lowry takes on Warren Buffett's tax strategy in Politico. We reprint here. It must have been a bitter moment for President Barack Obama when he got the news that his favorite economic...
From: Big Government | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit reinstated a case brought against Planned Parenthood of the Heartland in Iowa by one of its former employees who alleges the abortion giant defrauded and abused taxpayer funds. Susan Thayer, a former facility...
From: Big Government | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi judge dismissed a lawsuit Friday that seeks to overturn six-term Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff, but the losing candidate in the prolonged election fight could still appeal the decision...
From: Big Government | Friday, August 29, 2014
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On August 28 "a man trying to rob" an Albuquerque, New Mexico, Dairy Queen was shot and killed by an armed employee. According to the Albuquerque Journal, a Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) spokesman said the would-be robber "went to the Dairy...
From: Big Government | Monday, September 1, 2014
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USIS, the Department of Homeland Security’s contractor for conducting security clearance background checks, has had the personal records of at least 25,000 of its employees stolen because of hackers, and the hackers may have been from a foreign country,...
From: Big Government | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Cynthia and Robert Gifford, owners of Liberty Ridge Farm in New York, used to rent out their farm so couples could get married on the grounds. They will no longer offer such services because the state ruled they had to violate their Christian beliefs...
From: Big Government | Monday, September 1, 2014
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On Friday, the recent political and legal woes of Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) continued when Louisiana State Representative Paul Hollis, a Republican, filed a lawsuit in state court objecting to her candidacy in the November election for a U.S. Senate...
From: Big Government | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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On August 29, a UN panel on racism urged the United States to "review" its stand your ground-styled self-defense laws and demanded it put a halt to the excessive use of force by police. The U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)...
From: Big Government | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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The United States, sometime in the first quarter of 2014, passed Saudi Arabia to become the world’s largest producer of petroleum liquids, with daily output exceeding eleven million barrels per day (bpd), according to the International Energy Agency....
From: Big Government | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Years after former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin was mocked for being concerned about "death panels," the federal government may reimburse Medicare doctors for end-of-life consultations that critics say would only encourage sick patients to reject costly...
From: Big Government | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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A 30-year-old Minnesota man has constructed a concrete children’s playhouse castle in his backyard by using a customized 3D printer. Andrey Rudenko said that there were some difficulties, allowing, “printing the castle turrets by themselves was a...
From: Big Government | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Feminist champion and "war on women" advocate Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) reportedly laughed off an alleged sexual-harassment incident involving a female Democrat colleague who had her breast groped by a male senator. After Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)...
From: Big Government | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Defending yet another police shooting of an American citizen, St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson last week casually made a stunning admission — one that fell largely on deaf ears among the twisted media, race pimps and merchants of racial discord gathered...
From: Big Government | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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The U.S. District Attorney for Manhattan, New York is investigating a second death caused by restraining tactics used by city police, authorities said on Friday. New York authorities are looking into the death of Ronald Singleton, 45, who died in police...
From: Big Government | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Police tracked down a man reported as a potential threat to President Barack Obama on Friday, delivering him into Secret Service custody shortly afterwards.  Early on Friday, police in Westchester County, New York were alerted to an individual who was...
From: Big Government | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) was the target of a Twitter campaign on Friday launched by Common Core opponents, who want Pence to know they’re not buying his claim that he is the first governor to repeal the Common Core standards. As the IndyStar observes,...
From: Big Government | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Americans’ support of the Common Core is plummeting, so let’s take a look at where all the states stand to date on the controversial standards. Three states have officially repealed the Common Core standards – Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Indiana...
From: Big Government | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Amid pressure from Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America to ban the open carry of guns in its stores, Kroger has decided to focus on groceries rather than the gun polices set by city councils, state legislators, or representatives and senators...
From: Big Government | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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On August 29, Michael Bloomberg-funded Everytown for Gun Safety confirmed plans to give $1 million to Initiative 594, the gun control push in Washington state. This means Bloomberg is coming alongside other one-percenters--like Bill Gates, Nicolas Hanauer,...
From: Big Government | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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In the nearly five years since Citizens United v. FEC was decided, more Americans than ever are exercising their First Amendment rights and engaging in political speech. The results are in: political speech and spending are up. While spending is up across...
From: Big Government | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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A day after President Barack Obama revealed to the world that he had no strategy to combat ISIS, he said that people are only noticing that the world is complicated, dangerous, and "messy" because of social media.  "I can see why a lot of folks are...
From: Big Government | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Just hours before Friday's 4:30 pm deadline, Republican candidate Rob Maness filed complaints with four Louisiana parish District Attorneys asking them to file legal challenges in state court to Senator Mary Landrieu's (D-LA) candidacy in the November...
From: Big Government | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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At a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in New York Friday, President Obama attributed people's pervasive sense the world is falling apart to “social media.” “The world’s always been messy … we’re just noticing now in part because of...
From: Big Government | Friday, August 29, 2014
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On August 28 The Washington Post (WaPo) reported that "every one of the country's mass shooters since January 2009 could have slipped through NICS" (National Instant Criminal Background Check System). Such statements are part of a larger push for gun...
From: Big Government | Friday, August 29, 2014
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The risk of another government shutdown before the midterm election is too great to use the upcoming continuing resolution as leverage against President Obama’s executive action on immigration, according to Arizona Republican Rep. Paul Gosar.  “It...
From: Big Government | Friday, August 29, 2014
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It would not be wise to risk a government shutdown over President Obama’s executive actions on immigration when the GOP is so close to taking the Senate and can confront Obama later as a unified legislature, according to Alabama Republican Rep. Mo...
From: Big Government | Friday, August 29, 2014
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"But I don't want to put the cart before the horse. We don't have a strategy yet." With those words, President Barack Obama summarized the weakness and incompetence of his own administration. Nearly six years into office, and several years after the...
From: Big Government | Friday, August 29, 2014
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If President Obama moves forward with executive amnesty it would send the country into a “constitutional crisis” that would require Republicans have all possible tools at their disposal to confront it, according to Iowa Republican Steve King.  “Anything...
From: Big Government | Friday, August 29, 2014
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White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest argued Friday that the Obama administration has made great strides to confront the crisis of unaccompanied minors illegally entering the United States.  “For now,” Earnest told reporters when asked if the...
From: Big Government | Friday, August 29, 2014
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For House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), the “war on women” and victimhood are always in style when election season rolls around. According to CNS News.com, on Thursday, Pelosi said on a conference call that American women have been victims...
From: Big Government | Friday, August 29, 2014
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The Department of Homeland Security reacted to the news that the United Kingdom had raised their terrorism threat level and downplayed any additional threat to the United States. “At present, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the FBI are...
From: Big Government | Friday, August 29, 2014
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A Twitter rally is underway on Friday as Gov. Mike Pence (R) of Indiana attends the Defending the American Dream Summit hosted by Americans for Prosperity in Dallas, Texas. Pence, a 2016 presidential hopeful, claims to be the first governor in the United...
From: Big Government | Friday, August 29, 2014
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White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest began his press conference on Friday with a lighthearted comment about President Obama’s tan suit “The president stands squarely behind the decision he made yesterday to wear his summer suit at yesterday's...
From: Big Government | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) betrayed his generally conservative voting record in voting against a bill to stop President Obama from expanding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program of unilateral amnesty, a move undoubtedly intended to...
From: Big Government | Friday, August 29, 2014
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White House Press Sec. Josh Earnest reiterated President Barack Obama’s intention to take action on immigration but did not have any updates on when such actions would take place. “I don’t have an update in terms of timing,” Earnest told reporters...
From: Big Government | Friday, August 29, 2014
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With Sen. Mary Landrieu under fire over residency questions, any legal challenge to her candidacy would need to be filed today, according to the Lousiana Secretary of State's office. The window for such challenges "ends at 4:30 pm today,” Meg Casper,...
From: Big Government | Friday, August 29, 2014
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White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest took great lengths to explain why President Obama’s comment about having no strategy to defeat the Islamic State in Syria. “I don't want to put the cart before the horse,” Obama said during his press conference...
From: Big Government | Friday, August 29, 2014
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President Barack Obama's disapproval rating on immigration has hit an all-time high in surveys conducted by Pew Research. According to a Pew survey conducted August 20-24, 61% of Americans disapprove of Obama's immigration policy while 31% approve and...
From: Big Government | Friday, August 29, 2014
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In Dallas at an Americans For Prosperity event, Heritage Foundation president and former-Sen. Jim DeMint put his thumb firmly on the scale for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) over fellow Texan Gov. Rick Perry for the coming 2016 presidential contest. “I think...
From: Big Government | Friday, August 29, 2014
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President Obama has a busy Labor Day weekend planned as he leaves on Air Force One for New York later this afternoon. Once in New York, President Obama is scheduled to attend two Democratic National Committee fundraisers in the area at private homes....
From: Big Government | Friday, August 29, 2014
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On Thursday, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) said a pro-amnesty candidate must not get the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, indicating that he may play an active role in ensuring that immigration remains a significant issue during the primary season...
From: Big Government | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Two governors. Two quotes. And an opening for Republicans this fall. This week in Los Angeles, Gov. Jerry Brown — standing hand-in-hand with Enrique Peña Nieto as the Mexican president declared the United States “the other Mexico” — assured...
From: Big Government | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Weeks after a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, shot and killed an African American teenager, spurring weeks of riots, Hillary Clinton, presumptive 2016 Democrat candidate for president, has finally spoken out about the matter. After taking criticism...
From: Big Government | Friday, August 29, 2014
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 (Reuters) - A Chicago police commander who had been praised for his crime fighting in some of the city's roughest neighborhoods appeared in court on Thursday to face charges he put a gun in a suspect's mouth, officials said. Commander Glenn Evans,...
From: Big Government | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Democrats are more afraid of global warming than the threat posed by the Islamic State terrorists, according to a new Pew Research Center poll. The poll shows that 68 percent of Democrats believe that global climate change is a major threat to the United...
From: Big Government | Friday, August 29, 2014
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