Texas & the BLM

Rick Perry: 'It's a Promise' Texas Will Stand Against BLM

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Texas Gov. Rick Perry says his state's Attorney General Greg Abbott wasn't making a dare against the federal government over a land rights dispute; it was a promise. ... NewsMax.com

Perry rips ‘out-of-control’ federal government over Texas land dispute

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Texas Gov. Rick Perry joined his state’s top attorney on Wednesday in blasting the federal Bureau of Land Management over concerns that it may be looking at laying claim to thousands of acres of property in northern Texas. ... FoxNews.com

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Conservative Thought

What You Won't Read in the Papers About the 'Central Park Five'

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is demanding a quick settlement of the lawsuit brought by the five men convicted of one of the most sickening crimes in the city's history: the attack on the Central Park jogger in 1989. ... TownHall.com

The High Cost of Liberalism: Part II

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Liberals can be disarming. In fact, they are for disarming anybody who can be disarmed, whether domestically or internationally. ... TownHall.com

NBC's Cognitive Dissonant Hack Syndrome

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
I've always thought entrenched left-wing journalists in Washington needed their heads examined. Much to my satisfaction, it appears the corporate media bosses of at least one Beltway anchor now agree. ... TownHall.com

Raced-Based Preferences Forever

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Sonia Sotomayor picks a new euphemism for the endless fixation on race. ... NationalReview.com

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
A private study by military and security professionals has concluded that the Americans killed at the Benghazi embassy annex on September 11, 2012 were killed by rebels who had been supplied with weapons by the U.S. government. ... TheNewAmerican.com

Putin

EXCLUSIVE—NATO Russia Expert: Why Putin Can Win

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Chris Donnelly served four NATO Secretary Generals as Special Adviser for Central and Eastern Europe. Author of Red Banner - The Soviet Military System in Peace and War, he now directs the UK's Institute for Statecraft, and before advising the highest level of NATO was director of the Soviet Studies Centre at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. ... Breitbart.com

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Royal Air Force jets had to be scrambled Tuesday when two Russian bombers flew a little too close to U.K. airspace. ... WashingtonTimes.com

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Two planes are turned back as they approach Scotland, as the Royal Navy "keeps an eye" on a Russian warship's movements. ... news.sky.com

Ukraine

Sold out: Ukraine’s leadership swapped best military weapons for cash

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The woeful state of Ukraine’s military can be blamed on corruption, Kiev’s shaky commitment to national defense and a policy of selling the best weapons to gain cold hard cash, analysts say. ... WashingtonTimes.com

US Airborne Lands in Eastern Europe as Ukraine Tensions Rise

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
U.S. Army paratroopers landed Wednesday in Poland, at the start of military maneuvers aimed at easing anxieties in allied eastern European countries alarmed at Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula. ... VOANews.com

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
British counter-terrorism police chiefs are making an unprecedented appeal to Muslim women to urge men against travelling to possibly fight in Syria. ... BBC.co.uk

U.N.

Security Council must act on Syria: UN chief

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Ban ki-Moon says failure of warring parties to provide access is flagrant violation of international humanitarian law. ... AlJazeera.com

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
In a case about a pregnant woman who used cocaine and endangered her unborn child, the Alabama Supreme Court affirmed (8-1) that the word “child” includes “an unborn child,” and that the law therefore “furthers the State’s interest in protecting the life of children from the earliest stages of their development.” ... CNSNews.com

Energy

Obama's Keystone Pipeline Trap

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
On Good Friday, President Obama made a bad call. The State Department announced that it would delay its decision on the Keystone XL pipeline until after the Nebraska Supreme Court rules in a case involving the route. The administration insists the decision to punt has nothing to do with politics. Pretty much everyone else thinks otherwise. ... TownHall.com

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
With the now-infamous federal abuses against the Bundy ranching family and its supporters in Nevada helping to awaken a sleeping giant, liberty-minded elected officials from Western states are coming together with citizens to take action in defense of the Constitution and the West. Their mission: to wrest control over the vast expanses of land and wealth in the region that are unconstitutionally claimed by the Washington, D.C.-based political and bureaucratic classes. Now, a new alliance of lawmakers and citizens has a concrete plan to make those goals a reality. ... TheNewAmerican.com

Voter Fraud

Over 40,000 People Are Registered to Vote in Both Virginia and Maryland

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
As midterm elections quickly approach, many are starting to think about voting and potential fraud at the polls. And once again, we find that there is cause to be worried about voter fraud here in the U.S. It appears in a new report that 44,000 people are registered to vote in both Virginia and Maryland. ... TownHall.com

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
More than four years after an earthquake devastated Haiti, the U.S. government’s costly initiative to build housing on the poverty-stricken Caribbean island has failed miserably even though tens of millions of American taxpayer dollars have been spent on the effort. ... JudicialWatch.org

BLM

All New England Could Fit on BLM Land in Nevada; BLM Owns 0 Acres in New England

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The acreage the federal Bureau of Land Management currently owns in the state of Nevada is more than all the land in all of the states of New England combined, according to data published by the Congressional Research Service. ... CNSNews.com

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Just a few years ago, it looked as though ethanol and its politically potent lobby would reshape the U.S. energy landscape, but now even the federal government has been forced to acknowledge that its projections for the biofuel simply don’t match reality. ... WashingtonTimes.com

Veterans Affairs

A fatal wait: Veterans languish and die on a VA hospital's secret list

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
At least 40 U.S. veterans died waiting for appointments at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care system, many of whom were placed on a secret waiting list. ... CNN.com

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed a sweeping right-to-carry bill Wednesday, making his state the latest to give a victory to the gun rights movement in what is emerging as a banner year for advocates of firearms access and self-protection. ... WashingtonTimes.com

Affordable Care Act

Democrat Says Worst of ObamaCare Yet to Come

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
It is always noteworthy when a lawmaker breaks what seems to be the “Cardinal Rule” against speaking out against one’s own party, particularly when it regards the party’s signature accomplishment. The Obama administration cannot possibly be pleased with the assertions made by Representative Stephen Lynch (shown, D-Mass.) about the healthcare law, which stand in direct opposition to statements made by the president about the very same law. ... TheNewAmerican.com

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Scarlett Johansson left nude photos of herself on her computer. A hacker grabbed them and sent them to gossip websites. ... TownHall.com

Foreign Policy

America's Pivot Paradox: Ukraine, Syria, and Beyond

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The timing of President Barack Obama's eight-day trip to Asia could not have been more delicate. Originally planned for October 2013, his trip was rescheduled because of the budget impasse in Washington that briefly shut down the federal government. At the time, the postponement of Obama’s Asia trip due to domestic political woes was seen in Asia as emblematic of the decline of American power and prestige caused by paralysis and dysfunction at home. ... NationalInterest.org

Pay No Attention to that Panda Behind the Curtain

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
It doesn't matter what Obama says -- his Asia trip is all about China. ... www.ForeignPolicy.com

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Glenn Beck revealed Monday that the weekend before the 2012 presidential election, he gave Mitt Romney a priceless, first-edition copy of George Washington’s farewell address. Beck put it in the hands of Josh Romney, the Republican nominee’s son, and explained that it was his personal copy and extremely valuable. ... TheBlaze.com

Harry Reid

Wild about Harry: In Republican’s hunt for Senate, its all about Reid

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Hoping to galvanize their base further, Republicans are casting the midterm elections as a golden opportunity to fire Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, the Nevada Democrat who has served as lead blocker for President Obama’s liberal agenda on Capitol Hill and chief opponent of GOP legislation. ... WashingtonTimes.com

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Rep. Paul Ryan agreed to meet with Congressional Black Caucus members next week after he was criticized for making controversial comments about inner-city men. ... WashingtonTimes.com

Religion

In the company of a saint: Catholics gear up for a rare double canonization

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
It’s one thing when your boss is honored for a job well done. It’s another when he is made a saint. ... WashingtonTimes.com

VOA Exclusive: Teen Stowaway's Father Says Allah Protected Son

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The father of a teen stowaway who survived a five-and-a-half hour flight to Hawaii this week hidden in a jetliner’s wheel well said Allah saved him from the dangers and extreme temperatures. ... VOANews.com

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Religious leaders are slamming a documentary to be shown at the nation's premier 9/11 museum because it might make people believe Islam was responsible for the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people. ... NewsMax.com

Tyranny

Why Bundy Ranch Is Just the Beginning

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
This week, Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, whose standoff with the federal government over taxes and land-use rights has captivated the nation, announced, "I don't believe I owe one penny to the United States government. I don't have a contract with the United States government." His legal case is problematic; the Bureau of Land Management certainly has jurisdiction over the federal lands on which his cattle graze. But his moral case is significantly stronger: paying taxes to a government that uses those tax dollars to restrict your activities on land your family has worked since the 19th century -- over a turtle, no less -- is sickening stuff. A government squeeze is a government squeeze. ... TownHall.com

When Government Looks More Like Foe than Friend

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The Cliven Bundy case in Nevada provides many insights into the state of our nation with respect to the relationship between the people and the government. ... TownHall.com

New Swedish Law Criminalizes Anti-immigration Internet Speech

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
You’re free in Sweden to be critical of immigration, those in power, or people identifying as “LBGT” — at least within the confines of your mind. But dare express those views, even on the Internet, and you can now be more easily prosecuted under a new law taking full effect after Christmas. ... TheNewAmerican.com

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
"President Obama Vows Zero Tolerance on Gender Wage Gap," read one headline. Another read, "Women Still Earned 77 Cents On Men's Dollar In 2012." It's presumed that big, greedy corporations are responsible for what is seen as wage injustice. Before discussing the "unjust" wage differences between men and women, let's acknowledge an even greater injustice -- which no one seems to care about -- age injustice. ... TownHall.com

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Rand Paul came to Chicago yesterday and did something a Republican thinking about running for president typically wouldn’t do: subject himself to a nearly hour-long grilling by the one-time chief political strategist for President Barack Obama. ... HotAir.com

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