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Breitbart: LEFTISTS STILL SHOUTING ‘FIRE!’ OVER CITIZENS UNITED RULING

We all know that you can’t shout “fire” in a crowded theater. The Supreme Court has said as much. That hasn’t stopped Hillary Clinton and the liberal media from doing just that in response to the landmark Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. FEC.

The case, which has been settled law for more than five years, continues to inspire visceral reactions from leftists. Just this week Hillary Clinton tried to rally her base by arguing, “We need to fix our dysfunctional political system and get unaccountable money out of it once and for all, even if that takes a constitutional amendment.” It’s the same tired tactic that Barack Obama used in 2010 to rally liberals and Harry Reid resurrected in 2014 to mobilize voters. And with all the shady foreign money that flowed into the Democrat National Committee and Clinton-Gore re-election campaign in 1996, Hillary Clinton is not exactly a credible voice for good government campaign finance reform measures.

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The Washington Post: Changing pay-to-play politics

As the April 6 editorial “Political speech or corruption?” argued, it’s easier and easier in this post-Citizens United world for big campaign donors to attempt to influence our elected officials or even effectively select each party’s nominee months before voters get to weigh in.

While we should not rush to judge Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), one thing is clear: Campaign finance reform should occur through legislation, not selective prosecution. We need to change our system so that everyone’s voice is heard, everyone knows who is trying to buy influence over government and politicians play by common-sense rules and are held accountable.

While we’re making progress around disclosure and public financing on the local level from Maine to Montana, we need our national leaders not just to promise better politics or to clean up Washington but also to take action to create the changes we need. And President Obama has a chance to do just that by signing an executive order requiring federal government contractors to disclose political spending.

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Cagle: Democrats with Their Heads in the Clouds

As Congress jetted off to yet another recess, many liberals caught the first plane out of town. Here in Washington, DC the preferred airport of most Members of Congress is Ronald Reagan National Airport. Located on the banks of the Potomac it’s the fastest way out of town and back to their home districts.

The District of Columbia is known for its awe-inspiring architecture, landmarks, and museums. Many of our office buildings and airports are named after strong and significant leaders in United States history. We honor our forefathers with iconic memorials dedicated to Jefferson, Lincoln, and Washington. We commemorate our leaders for their duty and sacrifice with office buildings named after Presidents Eisenhower and Ford. However, one building has inspired anger from the Left – the Ronald Reagan National Airport.

Ronald Reagan was added to the airport name in 1998 in honor of his presidency. Democrats are seeking to change the name to Washington National Airport because they find the Reagan name offensive.

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Breitbart: THE OLD (DEMS) AND THE RESTLESS

When comparing the potential Republican and Democrat fields for president in 2016, two things in particular absolutely jump off the page.

First, the staggering discrepancy in ages when you survey the two lists is startling. For the Democrats, however, age is not the only major problem facing their presidential prospects for both today and 2020. Their complete lack of bench depth is also something to worry about.

Let’s start with age. Senator Bernie Sanders is 73; Vice President Joe Biden is 72; Secretary of State John Kerry is 71; former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is 67; former Vice President Al Gore is 67; Senator Elizabeth Warren is 65; and former Governor Martin O’Malley, the only non-senior citizen, is the anomaly of the group at 52 years of age. The average age of these seven folks is an eye-popping 67. If you’re a liberal, let that number sink in for a while as you start to panic about how thin your party’s bench is for 2020 and beyond.

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Cagle: The Schumer Kennedy Pence Religious Freedom Restoration Act

The Religious Freedom Restoration Act (“RFRA”) signed into law by Governor Mike Pence is hardly new legislation. It’s modeled on a federal law that was enacted in 1993. The public outcry Indiana’s new law has inspired is as misleading as it is misguided.

In 1993 then-Congressman Charles Schumer sponsored legislation to apply a higher standard of scrutiny to actions by the government that may impact religious practices. The companion bill was carried by the late Senator Edward Kennedy. These liberal leaders were part of a broad, bi-partisan coalition of legislators and leaders who supported the legislation which eventually passed the House of Representatives on a voice vote, and passed the Senate with a resounding 97 votes. To say this legislation was not controversial is an understatement.

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Cagle: OBAMACARE: FIVE YEARS OF BROKEN PROMISES

This week marked the infamous five year anniversary of Obamacare, the most detrimental piece of legislation enacted by the Obama Administration to this day. It’s hard to believe that health care in the United States, once the envy of the world, has now been converted into an unfavorable and flawed system, affecting every household in the nation.

Obamacare, also known misleadingly as the Affordable Care Act, has not shown any compassion to the public or their healthcare needs. Over the past five years, promises made by the Obama Administration have been false or broken. Original costs were projected at $900 billion over a ten year span. Since spending provisions didn’t kick in until 2014, costs were adjusted to around 1.7 trillion dollars over ten years, causing another hit to our seemingly permanent federal deficit. God only knows how much this albatross will end up costing us in the long run.

We were promised that more Americans would receive lower healthcare premiums. This too was a false promise. Because of tighter regulations on insurance companies and policies, we’ve seen an average increase of up to 30% in out of pocket expenses. The Society of Actuaries estimated that by spring of 2017 all premiums would be increased by 37%. In 2014, the National Bureau of Economic Research demonstrated that all but six states had premium increases up to 85%. This is especially upsetting considering that we are paying higher premiums while being coerced out of our preferred insurance program and providers due to large cuts in hopes of offsetting rising costs.

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Cagle Post: Great Day For Religious Liberty

Monday was a wonderful day for religious liberty and freedom. The Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby case decided in favor of Hobby Lobby. This corporation was fighting against one of the Obamacare mandates stating employers must provide employees with contraception and abortifacient coverage. The Court upheld and used the 1993 bipartisan bill called the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) which protects an individual’s right to practice whichever religion he or she may choose as precedent in this particular case. Justice Alito wrote on behalf of the majority in the much-anticipated decision, “We doubt that the Congress that enacted RFRA — or, for that matter, ACA — would have believed it a tolerable result to put family-run businesses to the choice of violating their sincerely held religious beliefs or making all of their employees lose their existing healthcare plans.”

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Breitbart: Is This The Liberal Endgame?

This week, the trailer for the latest installment in the Hunger Games series, Mockingjay, was released. As I was watching this trailer, something really struck me: the themes touched on in this film are essentially the endgame of today’s American liberalism.

An all-controlling Big Government that forces unity, prosperity; it’s government that calls on you to sacrifice for the greater good. I am not suggesting that today’s Democrat Party will lead us literally to the society depicted in the Hunger Games series, but there are some lessons we can learn when we watch these films based on the dystopian novels.

One of the first things we can learn is that in an attempt to create a utopia, liberal policies and ultimate government control has the opposite effect. Creating a centralized government that is too powerful and dictates what all citizens must do for what they deem as the “greater good” is what we conservatives have been fighting so hard against, especially these past several years.

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Cagle.com: President Obama, We Found Your 'Smidgen' Of Corruption

As if there hasn’t been enough controversy coming out of this Administration’s IRS, the most recent debacle is one for the ages. Last Friday, the IRS put out a statement claiming Lois Lerner’s emails from 2011, which are the focal point of the political targeting investigation, have vanished due to a systemic failure of her computer’s hard drive. This was only the beginning, however. Just a few days later, the IRS investigators claimed six additional hard drives, which happened to be a part of the investigation of the IRS targeting of conservative groups as well, seemed to have also failed and the IRS is now claiming their emails are also “gone forever.”

What’s most disturbing about the claims of vanished emails is the fact that the IRS is fully confident the American people are buying their story. Unfortunately for them, we’re not that naïve. For example: Lois Lerner’s sole statement regarding the IRS hard drive crash and her missing emails was, “Sometimes stuff just happens.” Clearly, this is not a woman who cares that this crucial evidence has vanished. Furthermore, it cannot be ruled out that she could have had a hand in the disappearance of these important emails. During the initial hearing of the missing emails, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen stated very calmly that, yes, “the actual hard drive [Lois Lerner’s] after it was determined that it was dysfunctional and that, with experts, no emails could be retrieved, was recycled then destroyed in the normal process.”

It has since been discovered that the IRS did indeed use back-up services from a contracted company named Sonasoft, which is a small Silicon Valley company with connections to – you guessed it – Barack Obama. Even more interesting is the fact that the IRS stopped using Sonasoft almost immediately after Lois Lerner’s hard drive supposedly crashed back in 2011. It would seem that the series of coincidental misfortunes on behalf of the IRS getting its act together, and allowing Congress to complete its investigation of conservative targeting are far more than mere coincidences. However, the arrogance and apparent lawlessness within the IRS are a cause for extreme concern. IRS Commissioner Koskinen has even gone as far as claiming the IRS has “hard drive crashes all the time” and it is due to their “outdated technology” that their systems have these failures. With a budget of $1.8 billion I am very hard-pressed to credit this as even a remotely valid excuse. During Friday’s hearing, Koskinen even went further, asking for pity (which he received from Democrat committee members) because the IRS just doesn’t have the funding to buy adequate technology to keep archives of their employees’ emails.

Read more on Cagle.com here.


Cagle Post: Obama is Throwing Away Iraq

As The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) marches ever closer to Baghdad, President Obama hems and haws about what to do as Iraq burns. It is like a bad Hollywood sequel, we saw this play out in Syria last summer and the net effect is that the ISIS was able to train and equip while America slept.

Remember when Obama famously said “al Qaeda is on the run” and continually assured us that we are no longer at war? Well now Obama is insisting that “the world is less violent than ever.” How can this be accurate when extremists in Iraq are attempting to topple a sovereign nation?

Read more at Cagle.com here.


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