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  • Ted Cruz, Steve King, others flood Congress with bills to fix the border
    Posted July 18, 2014 at 9:17 am by Pete Kasperowicz

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    Republicans in the House and Senate introduced several new legislative proposals aimed at fixing the humanitarian crisis at the southern U.S. border — including plans to enforce the border, speed up the process of deporting illegal immigrant children, and remove the incentives that the GOP believes are enticing Central American children to cross into the United States.

    Republicans say the Obama administration has created the impression that children can stay in the U.S. once they cross over through its deferred deportation policy against younger immigrants. And in fact, many can stay — government officials have estimated that about half of the children crossing over may have a legitimate asylum claim, and that nearly half never show up for the deportation hearing.

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  • Buck Sexton: President Obama has gone from an ‘odious politician’ to a ‘terrifying human being’
    Posted July 17, 2014 at 7:02 pm by Chris Peterson

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    After frantically covering the developments in Ukraine where 295 people, possibly including 20 Americans, were killed, TheBlaze Radio Network host Buck Sexton cut to a live speech by President Obama. Devoting roughly 15 seconds to the tragedy before delving into the administration’s economic achievements to an audience of union laborers, President Obama made it clear that he was more interested in campaigning than discussing the crisis in Ukraine.

    Sexton expressed his disgust and anger with the President’s behavior, which was so abhorrent that every major network, including TheBlaze, cut away from his speech. In the words of Sexton, President Obama has gone from an “odious politician” to a “terrifying human being.”

    Listen to the segment from TheBlaze Radio Network (clip starts at 1:39:50)

     

    Joseph Simonson contributed to this post

  • Garth Bunk is not Ed Schultz!
    Posted July 17, 2014 at 5:55 pm by Stu Burguiere

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    I know some of you have noticed some similarities between Ed Schultz and a character I created named “Garth Bunk.” Even though both are loud, rather large, lack basic IQ levels and social skills, they are in no way alike. All characters appearing in the video below are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

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  • McCain: ‘Separatists could only have gotten that capability from Russia’
    Posted July 17, 2014 at 4:55 pm by Pete Kasperowicz

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    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Thursday said if the U.S. can confirm that Russian separatists shot down a Malaysian passenger plan, the U.S. should react by imposing tough new sanctions against Russia.

    Speaking to reporters, McCain said Russia is the only possible source of surface-to-air missiles that appeared to take down the plane.

    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., called for tough sanctions against Russia if it can be confirmed Russia aided the separatists who shot down a Malaysian passenger plane. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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  • State Department still trying to confirm passenger info on doomed Malaysian flight
    Posted July 17, 2014 at 2:57 pm by Pete Kasperowicz

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    A State Department spokeswoman said Thursday that officials are still working to learn what it can about reports that a Malaysian passenger aircraft was shot down over Ukraine by pro-Russia separatists, including whether any U.S. citizens were aboard that flight.

    “At this point we do not have any confirmed information about casualties, the cause or additional details,” State Spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters. (more…)

  • Boehner not sure Congress can pass a border bill by July
    Posted July 17, 2014 at 1:23 pm by Pete Kasperowicz

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    House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) indicated Thursday that he’s not entirely convinced Congress will be able to pass a bill to deal with the crisis at the southern U.S. border before Congress goes on summer break at the end of July.

    When asked if any legislation could be passed in the next few weeks, Boehner said, “I would certainly hope so, but I don’t have as much optimism as I’d like to have.”

    House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio said Thursday that he wished he had more optimism about the chances of passing a border bill in July. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

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  • The Marxist literature Ben Carson wants you to read
    Posted July 17, 2014 at 11:36 am by Alak Mehta

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    Dr. Ben Carson has a surprising suggestion for Americans: read Marxist literature.

    Carson’s recommendation came in context of Wednesday’s episode of Fox News’ The Kelly File. Host Megyn Kelly asked the author, renowned retired Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon and Presidential Medal of Freedom winner about the pervasive divisiveness in today’s America.

    Carson argued that such division stemmed from the intentional manipulation of the public, in which certain actors have pitted groups against one another, resulting in a host of “wars”:

    “There are elements in our society whose only desire is to drive a wedge into any little crack that they can find…therefore race wars, income wars, age wars, gender wars, religious wars.”

    Dr. Ben Carson discusses Marxist literature with Megyn Kelly.

    Dr. Ben Carson discusses divisiveness with Megyn Kelly. (Image Source: Fox News Screengrab)

    He then made a connection that Kelly suggested might make certain Americans uncomfortable — citing Marxist ideology as the roadmap behind such identity politics. (more…)

  • Guess which group one TV star is partnering with as part of her book tour
    Posted July 17, 2014 at 10:47 am by Benjamin Weingarten

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    Recently we wrote about one of Katie Pavlich’s favorite groups, and one she considers a real champion of women’s rights: the NRA. Evidently Lena Dunham holds an altogether different women’s group particularly close to her heart.

    Yesterday she took to Twitter to announce her book tour, which is being carried out in partnership with…Planned Parenthood.

    WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 11: Women hold up signs during a women's pro-choice rally on Capitol Hill, July 11, 2013 in Washington, DC. The rally was hosted by Planned Parenthood Federation of America to urge Congress against passing any legislation to limit access to safe and legal abortion.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

    WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 11: Women hold up signs during a women’s pro-choice rally on Capitol Hill, July 11, 2013 in Washington, DC. The rally was hosted by Planned Parenthood Federation of America to urge Congress against passing any legislation to limit access to safe and legal abortion. (Image Source: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

    Dunham, the star of HBO’s “Girls” series, plans on having an educational aspect to her tour, as fans will not only get to hear Dunham “reading from her book and answering audience questions…[with] oodles of special guests,” but also ”learn more about organizations close to Lena’s heart, including a special partnership with Planned Parenthood.”

    This is not the first time Dunham (more…)

  • Harry Reid says it’s going to take ‘a lot of money’ to fix the border
    Posted July 17, 2014 at 10:33 am by Pete Kasperowicz

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    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Thursday that it’s going to take a whole lot of money to fix the border crisis, in an apparent attempt to convince his Senate colleagues to support a request for billions of dollars from the Obama administration.

    “We have an obligation by law to do something about it,” Reid said on the Senate floor. “But it takes a lot of money to take care of this. We can’t do it unless we have added resources.”

    How much money? Thiiiis much. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. said Thursday it will take ‘a lot of money’ to fix the border problem, even as Republicans have rejected the call for more funding. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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  • See the bizarre direct Twitter messages Ed Schultz sent me at 1:33 a.m. … and then deleted
    Posted July 17, 2014 at 7:50 am by Dan Andros

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    It all started with a harmless little tweet poking some fun at Ed Schultz. I don’t have that many followers on Twitter, so he could’ve just ignored it and the tweet would’ve been swallowed up, lost in the vast expanse of the twittersphere.

    Instead, this lone tweet from lil’ old moi caught Ed’s attention and apparently consumed his mind for the better part of the next 12 hours, culminating in a series of bizarre direct messages sent at 1:33 a.m. and 1:35 a.m. respectively.

    Here’s a quick timeline of how things unfolded Tuesday and Wednesday.

    Tuesday, 10:40 a.m. CT: Ed Schultz tweets a tease for his TV show:

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    10:45 a.m. CT: I reply to his tweet:

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    The link in my tweet is to a story told by liberal radio host Randi Rhodes, who explained how the Democratic party paid to launch the Ed Schultz show nationally. Her first hand account was further confirmation of what the L.A. Times reported back in 2006:

    “The show, in fact, was born three years ago with $800,000 in seed money raised by Senate Democrats looking for someone to push back against the relentless attacks from Limbaugh and other conservative talkers on then-minority leader Tom Daschle.”

    Rhodes was disgusted by the offer and turned down the money. Ed? He took it.

    That’s how he gained a national audience. But I digress.

    Just before I closed Twitter I received a notification alert. To my surprise, in just two minutes Ed had replied to my tweet. He was clearly sifting through my profile, because his comment was in reference to my employer:

    (Source: Twitter)

    (Source: Twitter)

    A few thoughts ran through my mind when I read his reply.

    Why is he responding?

    Why did he begin a sentence with an exclamation point and then abandon it?

    Why is he mocking gainful employment at a rapidly growing, exciting & dynamic company such as TheBlaze?

    I spent about 30 seconds contemplating the mind of Ed before tweeting back:

    (Source: Twitter)

    (Source: Twitter)

    After that, I moved on with my day. Apparently, Ed did not move on with his.

    At some point during the day he went back and deleted his reply to me. Perhaps it was an effort to hide the embarrassment of such an inaccurate point, or to hide the fact that he was so rabidly angry he couldn’t resist interacting with a lowly no-name staffer like me. Whatever his motivation, he clearly expressed some remorse for the tweet because he deleted it

    The only reason I was aware that he deleted the reply was because of another notification alert I received later in the day:  Ed Schultz followed me:

    (Source: Twitter)

    (Source: Twitter)

    The fact that he followed me several hours after our initial exchange indicated he was still thinking about it. That’s when I clicked on his profile and noticed the reply to me had disappeared. I let out a little chuckle and went to bed.

    Judging by what I found in my email Wednesday morning, Ed’s night went quite differently.

    When I arrived at the office that morning, a co-worker joked with me about my exchange with Ed. We both found it amusing that Ed had deleted his reply, so I asked if they knew how to retrieve deleted tweets.

    “Do you get email notifications?”

    “Yeah, I have a filtered folder but I never check it. Let me take a look and see if it’s there.”

    I could not believe what I found in that folder. Two direct messages from Ed himself:

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    These messages, which I presume are written in English, were also deleted from Twitter. The only reason I even knew they existed was because a copy of the alert was sent to my Gmail account.

    Whatever the reason, Ed felt remorse for sending these messages. Perhaps it was the creepy, passive aggressive way he direct messaged them instead of just tweeting them, revealing his day long obsession over one little tweet. Perhaps it was guilt over mocking Glenn’s history with drugs and alcohol – a clearly invalid point because Glenn has been sober for more than 15 years and displays no signs of relapse. You know, signs like angry outbursts, inability to function at work, extremely poor decision making – like emotion tweeting people in the wee hours of the morning and then scrambling to try and cover your tracks.

    Perhaps Ed is still upset with me over a blog I wrote back in 2010, where I merely posted the abysmal ratings of his television show. Maybe he’s fuming over a recurring character on TheBlaze, Garth Bunk, who many claim displays Ed-like characteristics.

    We’ll probably never know – but I’ll be sure to check twitter at 1:33 a.m. early tomorrow morning just in case I receive any more updates.

    UPDATE:

    Watch me discuss the story on radio today with Glenn Beck:

    UPDATE II:

    It appears @wegoted no longer follows me on Twitter. He dumped me today. Was it something I said. ? !

  • Key House lawmaker rejects VA’s request for billions in funding
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 5:19 pm by Pete Kasperowicz

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    House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) has rejected the idea of giving the Department of Veterans Affairs billions of dollars more to resolve the myriad of problems it’s had delivering healthcare to veterans.

    In a Senate hearing Wednesday, Acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson said the VA needs $17.6 billion more to hire 10,000 more employees to deal with the healthcare problems.

    House Armed Services Committee member Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., right, is rejected the Department of Veterans Affairs’ request for $17.6 billion to help resolve the VA healthcare crisis. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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  • Coburn: Senate Hobby Lobby vote was a ‘cynical attack on truth’
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 3:40 pm by Pete Kasperowicz

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    Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) blasted Senate Democrats Wednesday for politicizing the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling and trying to cast Republicans as members who don’t care about women’s rights.

    Coburn spoke on the Senate floor just minutes after most Republicans blocked a Democratic bill aimed at reversing the Hobby Lobby ruling through legislation.

    Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., criticized Democrats Wednesday for mischaracterizing the Hobby Lobby ruling and Republican attempts to block a bill undoing that decision. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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  • You may not believe how the New Oxford American Dictionary defines ‘bigotry’
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 2:18 pm by Erica Ritz

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    Stu Burguiere, the host of TheBlaze TV’s Wonderful World of Stu, co-host of Pat and Stu, and co-host of The Glenn Beck Radio Program, made an interesting observation while defining “bigotry” on his iPhone Wednesday.

    The example of “bigotry” used in a sentence is: “The report reveals racism and right-wing bigotry.”

    The iPhone utilizes the New Oxford English American Dictionary to define words, and the questionable example sentence appears in the web version of the dictionary as well.

    In the web version, however, there is an option to view more example sentences. None say anything about “left-wing bigotry,” but there is a sentence about bigotry leading to empty churches.

    Image source: New Oxford American Dictionary

    Image source: New Oxford American Dictionary

  • White House blows off Issa subpoena to testify on possible political violations
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 11:05 am by Pete Kasperowicz

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    The Obama administration on Wednesday refused to send a senior White House official to testify before the House, even though House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) had issued a subpoena requiring him to appear.

    The White House warned Issa late Tuesday that David Simas, director of the White House Office of Political Strategy and Outreach, would not be appearing. White House Counsel Neil Eggleston wrote that Simas is “immune” from any effort by Congress to compel him to testify.

    House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., subpoenaed a White House official to appear Wednesday morning, but the official was no where to be found. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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  • McConnell challenges Dems to support rights to contraception and religious freedom
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 10:06 am by Pete Kasperowicz

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    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday challenged Democrats to support a Republican bill that reaffirms both women’s rights to choose their own contraception, and the right everyone has to religious freedom.

    McConnell is a cosponsor of the Preserving Religious Freedom and a Woman’s Access to Contraception Act, which makes it clear in the law that companies cannot stop women from buying whatever contraception they want. The bill is a response to Democratic attempts to reverse the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision, which said closely-held companies cannot be forced to provide forms of contraception that could lead to abortions. (more…)

  • GOP, Dems propose legal fix to border crisis
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 9:10 am by Pete Kasperowicz

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    Republicans and Democrats in the House and Senate introduced legislation on Tuesday aimed at plugging a legal loophole that has allows unaccompanied immigrant children to stay in the United States for months and even years while their amnesty claims are sorted out.

    Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) proposed the Helping Unaccompanied Minors and Alleviating National Emergency (HUMANE) Act, which would amend a 2008 law that many say is making it harder to more quickly repatriate illegal immigrants.

    U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) (center) has proposed a new bill aimed at fixing a legal loophole that has allowed thousands of immigrant children to stay in the U.S., in some cases for years. (AP Photo/The McAllen Monitor, Joel Martinez)

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  • An Arizona charter school is under attack for requiring these two books on America’s founding in a history class
    Posted July 15, 2014 at 5:15 pm by Alak Mehta

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    On his radio show on Tuesday, Glenn Beck lamented the actions of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, a non-profit that has accused one of Arizona’s high-performing charter schools of illegally teaching religion based on certain required books in its curriculum.

    Americans United lodged its complaint in connection with two required titles in one of the Heritage Academy’s advanced history classes. Students in the 12th grade class are required to read two books penned by the late constitutionalist and anti-Communist Cleon Skousen, one of which, “The 5000 Year Leap,” is one of Beck’s favorite titles.

    In the book, Skousen explores the connection between Judeo-Christian principles and the founding of the United States,

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  • Dozens of Republicans flee from last-ditch highway funding bill
    Posted July 15, 2014 at 5:02 pm by Pete Kasperowicz

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    Dozens of conservative Republicans on Tuesday voted against a proposal from House GOP leaders to fund federal highway projects through the end of May 2015, a bill that would be paid for by raising taxes on companies and extending customs user fees.

    The legislation is the result of a last-ditch scramble to find more federal highway funding before those funds expire in August. (more…)

  • Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne: A Patriot’s Voice Crying in the Wilderness
    Posted July 15, 2014 at 4:55 pm by Sponsored Post

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    Dartmouth University has, as its motto, the Latin phrase, Vox clamantis in deserto, which translates as ‘a voice crying in the wilderness.’  For Dartmouth graduate Patrick Byrne, this phrase takes on a uniquely fitting meaning, as Byrne has spent an important part of his professional life as a lone voice of warning in a wilderness of doubt.

    The onset of the global economic meltdown in 2008 made criticism of Wall Street quite fashionable. Before then, not so much, particularly among mainstream business journalists, who treated hedge fund and investment banking managers like rock stars above reproach. Beginning in 2005, Byrne started a raucous and controversial campaign to expose some of the very activities that would go on to factor prominently in the 2008 collapse. This was a very risky move for Byrne, who, as CEO of a public company, would normally have been expected to treat all things Wall Street with reverence.

    It all began in 2004 when Byrne received an anonymous call from a man who claimed to be aware of a conspiracy to manipulate the share price of Overstock.com. The conspirators, the man warned, were short selling hedge funds, which stood to profit should Overstock.com shares lose value, and thus were working to manipulate the shares down. Byrne, who had experience working on Wall Street, was skeptical. In response, the caller made some predictions which, when fulfilled, he expected would convince Byrne he knew what he was talking about.

    As Byrne puts it, “The value of a theory is in its ability to make accurate predictions. Well, everything the mystery caller predicted would happen, did in fact happen, and in short order. With that, I knew he was someone worth listening to.”  Byrne started investigating. What he discovered, deeply disturbed him.

    Byrne, whose father was also CEO of a large company, was raised to regard Wall Street as hallowed ground playing a vital part in ensuring America’s economic viability.  “Quality education and capital markets are the keys to the American Dream,” Byrne said.

    When deciding how to respond, Byrne, who holds an advanced degree in moral philosophy, a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and nearly pursued a career as a professional boxer, fell back on his training.

    Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne

    Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne

    “I decided to fight back, not because of what these bad actors were doing to Overstock.com, but because of what they were doing to America’s capital markets – how they were corrupting them,” Byrne said. “It was the right thing to do.”

    Byrne publicly launched his fight against price-rigging corruption on Wall Street in August of 2005, when he hosted a media conference that named names and pulled no punches in revealing a very large iceberg of Wall Street corruption. As one might expect, Wall Street did not take this unwanted attention lying down. Instead, Byrne became the subject of a vigorous smear campaign meant to cow him into submission. But in many ways, these tactics only strengthened Byrne’s resolve. In March of 2008, investment bank Bear Stearns collapsed, due in large part to the same manipulative short selling Byrne had worked so hard to expose. Seeing the beginning of the end, Byrne created a blog, DeepCapture.com, with a small staff dedicated entirely to shining a light on the seamy underbelly of Wall Street. Byrne himself is a frequent contributor to the blog.

    The blog’s name stems from an economic concept known as “regulatory capture,” which describes a condition endemic to free markets, wherein the regulator – in this case the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) – becomes “captured” by the same entities it is charged with policing. Byrne insists regulatory capture is a key factor in the economic collapse of 2008. Despite the best efforts of DeepCapture.com, manipulative short selling continued unabated and reached a crescendo with the collapse of Lehman Brothers in September of 2008. Finally recognizing the systemic dangers posed by its unwillingness to fulfill its regulatory role, the SEC began cracking down on manipulative short selling and took action that would largely eliminate the practice among stocks traded on major exchanges.

    Manipulative short selling may no longer be a major risk to America’s capital markets, but Byrne continues in his role as advocate for economic reform. Today, he spends much of his free time advocating for adoption of cryptocurrencies, including the well-known Bitcoin.

    “I’m an adherent to the Austrian school of economics, which places a high value on gold as an inflation-proof store of value,” Byrne explains. “Cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, have many of the virtues of gold, in addition to being made for online trading. Unlike fiat currencies, digital currencies might keep things working in the days following a complete monetary collapse.”

    Ever one to put his money where his mouth is, in January of 2014, Byrne saw that Overstock.com became the first major online retailer to accept payment in Bitcoin – a decision that has generated an additional $2-million in revenue for the company, in addition to urging many other retailers toward acceptance of cryptocurrencies. Many credit Byrne with taking one of the biggest steps toward ushering cryptocurrencies into the mainstream.

    Bitcoin and Wall Street reform are not as removed from one another as you might think. Byrne envisions a time when the same open and decentralized accounting that makes cryptocurrencies unique provides the backbone for a new kind of stock market. This would allow shares to be exchanged peer-to-peer on the back of Bitcoin-like technologies, in a way that makes manipulative short selling impossible.

    Does such a radical idea shock you? If so, that probably suits Byrne just fine, for he, more than most any other person you’ll meet, seems to relish his role as a patriot’s voice crying in the wilderness.

  • GOP demands updates on which states house unaccompanied children, and how many
    Posted July 15, 2014 at 3:55 pm by Pete Kasperowicz

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    Republicans in the House and Senate are demanding that the Obama administration provide Congress with updates about where it is placing unaccompanied children that cross the southern U.S. border.

    Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) and Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) proposed similar legislation on Monday that would require officials to offer monthly updates about how many kids are in each state. The House bill would also require information on how many children have failed to appear before an immigration judge as required.

    US Border patrol agents keep watch outside the entrance to the US Border Patrol facility in Murrieta during an anti-immigration protest in Murrieta, California, earlier this month. Some Republicans are demanding that the administration provide monthly updates on where immigrant children are being held. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck

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  • Will Cain destroys claims that the ‘i-word’ is the new ‘n-word’
    Posted July 15, 2014 at 3:53 pm by Erica Ritz

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    Is the “i-word” the new “n-word”? That’s what progressive commentator Sally Kohn claimed in a July 4 CNN article.

    For those unfamiliar with what the “i-word” could possibly be, Kohn claims it is “illegal,” as in, “illegal immigrant.”

    In a web exclusive for TheBlaze TV Tuesday, Will Cain eviscerated Kohn’s assertion that Americans should stop using the phrase “illegal immigrant” to describe those who have come to the United States illegally.

    Will Cain speaks in a web exclusive for TheBlaze TV released July 15, 2014. (Photo: TheBlaze TV)

    Will Cain, the co-host of “Real News” and “Cain and Cupp,” speaks in a web exclusive for TheBlaze TV released July 15, 2014. (Photo: TheBlaze TV)

    “The argument is that illegal immigrant is a slur, it’s a dehumanizing epithet, and we should ditch it and adopt ‘undocumented worker,’” Cain, the co-host of TheBlaze TV’s Real News and Cain and Cupp, began. “That assumes, by the way, that everybody we’re talking about is working. It also insinuates — undocumented worker — it sounds like somebody who just left their papers at home.”

    “You see, accuracy is the Achilles heel of the politically correct,” Cain continued, proceeding to give the official definition of the words “illegal” and “immigrant.”

    “Words have meaning,” Cain declared. “Objective meaning, beyond all of our feelings. And if we ditch the dictionary and just start defining words by our feelings, by the collective consensus of the mob, well then one day, not only will ‘illegal immigrant’ be a slur, ‘undocumented worker’ will become a slur, too.”

    “And all we’ll be left with to communicate,” Cain concluded, “are grunts.”

    You can watch the complete web exclusive, below:

  • A very gross thing involving a reporter and a fly happened on live TV — but watch how he handled it
    Posted July 15, 2014 at 2:50 pm by Billy Hallowell

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    Live TV reporting carries with it a litany of uncontrollable variables. Among them: the possibility that an insect will swoop in and interrupt a newscast, as demonstrated during a recent Sky News report.

    In case you missed the viral clip, a fly landed in reporter Adam Boulton’s mouth during a live TV hit this week, briefly derailing his analysis as he struggled to swallow the pesky insect.

    While the incident knocked him off course, Boulton quickly recovered.

    Watch the fly attack — and the journalist’s impressive attempt to try and hide what was unfolding — below:

    (H/T: Mediaite)

  • What happens if you cut the IRS budget? White House says you lose ‘robust service’
    Posted July 15, 2014 at 1:52 pm by Pete Kasperowicz

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    The White House said Monday that it opposes a House bill that would impose steep cuts on the IRS budget in the next fiscal year, because those cuts would prevent the IRS from providing “robust service” to taxpayers.

    “The administration strongly opposes the $1.5 billion reduction in funding for the IRS compared to the FY 2015 budget request,” the White House said in a statement on the bill, which is the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act.

    Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen leads an agency that the House is looking to chop by about $1.5 billion in fiscal year 2015. The White House says if that happens, ‘robust services’ will be lost. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM

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  • Barbara Boxer says Supreme Court is discriminating against women because it has not banned Viagra
    Posted July 15, 2014 at 12:37 pm by Pete Kasperowicz

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    Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) argued Tuesday that the Supreme Court has discriminated against women because its Hobby Lobby ruling allowed some companies not to cover some forms of birth control, but has issued no similar ruling allowing companies not to cover Viagra.

    “I do not know of any employer that is dropping coverage for Viagra,” Boxer said on the Senate floor. “I don’t. I’ve asked around, I’ve been on TV, I’ve invited folks to let me know. Oh no, Viagra’s fine. Birth control is not fine.

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  • Article praises Glenn Beck’s ‘really awesome’ decision to aid illegal immigrant children
    Posted July 15, 2014 at 12:17 pm by Erica Ritz

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    On Monday, an article in Rare — a news site “built by conservatives for conservatives” — praised Glenn Beck for making the “really awesome” decision to bring food, water, and toys to the countless underage illegal immigrants at the border in McAllen, Texas.

    Glenn Beck speaks on his television program July 8, 2014 where he announced that he would be delivering food, water and toys to children along the border. (Photo: TheBlaze TV)

    Glenn Beck speaks on his television program July 8, 2014 where he announced that he would be delivering food, water and toys to children along the border. (Photo: TheBlaze TV)

    From the article, written by Bonnie Kristian:

    I don’t pretend to know all of Beck’s views on immigration. But I do know that what he’s doing here is absolutely fantastic. Beck is using his own resources to bring real help to people in need regardless of what the government does or what the children’s legal situation is.

    I love it on a political level as a libertarian who doesn’t have much faith in DC to fix this mess—and I love it on a theological level as a Christian who has been called to care for “the least of these.”

    This willingness to step up to the plate regardless of what government does or doesn’t do is a practice we can apply in so many other areas of life and politics.

    By Tuesday morning, Glenn Beck had raised $1.9 million through Mercury One’s Children and Family Border Relief Fund to help those in need at the border.

    “Our job is to provide relief,” Beck said on his radio program Tuesday. “This is not political. We are there to provide relief by anybody who is truly affected.”