|Jerry Kammer -- CIS.org sc
"On point" on the federal betrayal of American workers, part 1
As a former reporter, I regard the paucity of journalistic attention to the growth of federal programs that bring in foreign workers for temporary employment as an egregious failure of American journalism. -- But a recent edition of the "On Point" radio program, which is produced at Boston public radio station WBUR, was a noble effort to fill the information void...
Issa plans Solyndra reform law amid White House jeering
House Republicans are drafting a reform law intended to restrict political appointees' ability to award loans and grants in the face of opposition from civil servants, Rep. Darrell Issa, the GOP chairman of the House oversight committee, told The Daily Caller. -- The new bill is emerging from the Republicans' extensive investigation into the White House's $60 billion effort to boost green-tech companies...
|Madison Project via Right Side News -- Kennesaw, Ga.
Nearly half of House Republicans vote to empower Obama czars
Last year, the Senate passed a preposterous bill sponsored by Chuck Schumer, which would eliminate the Senate confirmation requirement for hundreds of executive appointees. S.679, the Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act, would eliminate the confirmation requirement for 200 presidential appointees. This bill would completely abrogate the safeguards against tyranny that were established...
Sessions wants answers as ICE agent faces suspension for arrest of invader
Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., is demanding answers after a report surfaced that a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent is facing punishment for arresting an illegal [alien]. -- The unidentified agent could face a three-day suspension after he arrested a 35-year-old illegal [alien] from Mexico who had as many as 10 traffic violations...
U.N. demands control of the Internet
The US has confirmed it would resist efforts to put the internet under the control of the United Nations. -- At present several non-profit US bodies oversee the net's technical specifications and domain name system. -- They operate at arms-length from the US government but officially under the remit of its Department of Commerce. -- There has been speculation that other nations will push for a change later this year...
Big Sis squanders $230 million on junk that doesn't work
After blowing $230 million on faulty machines that were supposed to detect dangerous nuclear and radiological materials on U.S.-bound cargo, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has another idea to get the job done but it will cost roughly quadruple the money. -- It’s a classic example of how government wastes taxpayer dollars on risky experiments that inevitably end up costing even more cash to clean up...
|Alex Thomas -- The Intel Hub
Court calls for TSA to explain defiance of naked body scanner order
On August 1, 2012 a federal appeals court ordered the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to clarify why they have yet to comply with a now year-old court decision mandating public hearings on the use of the so-called naked body scanners in airports across the nation. -- These hearings were supposed to address the rules and regulations pertaining to the use of these scanners, which have been linked to significant health risks...
|Allan Wall -- NewsWithViews.com
Chick-fil-A versus the radical gay agenda
Chick-fil-A is a successful American fast food chain. Based in the Atlanta area, the chain has over 1600 restaurants in 39 states and Washington, D.C. -- As the name suggests, the Chick-fil-A chain specializes in chicken, not beef products. -- It's also the sponsor of the annual college football game played in Atlanta, formerly known as the Peach Bowl and now simply the "Chick-fil-A Bowl."
|Neil Munro -- Family Security Matters
E-mail: Solyndra CEO lauded Obama regime as the 'Bank of Washington'
Solyndra's CEO labeled President Barack Obama's administration "The Bank of Washington." -- Chris Gronet offered the description in an internal email one year before the company collapsed in 2010, costing taxpayers roughly $500 million. -- The e-mail was obtained and published by the Republican National Committee...
|James C. Capretta -- Right Side News -- Kennesaw, Ga.
Obamacare remains a budgetary and policy disaster
Following the Supreme Court's decision on Obamacare, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) issued an updated cost estimate for the law, which unsurprisingly is not strikingly different from its previous estimates. Nonetheless, an examination of CBO's latest findings, along with other evidence, makes it clear that Obamacare remains a budgetary disaster...
|Jim Kouri, CPP -- Family Security Matters
Lawmakers to investigate domestic UAVs
The House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Management, chaired by Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), held a hearing titled, "Using Unmanned Aerial Systems Within the Homeland: Security Game Changer?" on Thursday. It was a meeting that received scant media coverage considering the seriousness of the subject, according to several counterterrorism and legal experts...
|Alan Caruba -- Family Security Matters
Obama's assault on U.S. energy
..."So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can. It's just that it will bankrupt them because they're going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that's being emitted." -- Barack Obama -- In a war, some of the first targets are the power plants in order to deny the energy a nation requires to function. Obama declared war on coal during the 2008 campaign and few were paying attention...
|Washington Post via the Stein Report
Microsoft gets behind latest push to replace American workers
"The sleek conference room at Microsoft's Washington, D.C., office was packed Wednesday morning with industry and policy leaders. The conversation topic: The skilled worker pipeline in the U.S., particularly the cap on H-1B visas. Talk ranged from policy prescriptions to where the demand for H-1B visa workers is most concentrated. But beneath the data, policy, corporate interests and politics rest central..."
'Real' unemployment rate shows far more jobless
While the national unemployment rate paints a grim picture, a look at individual states and their so-called real jobless rates becomes even more troubling. -- The government's most widely publicized unemployment rate measures only those who are out of a job and currently looking for work. It does not count discouraged potential employees who have quit looking, nor those who are underemployed --- wanting to work full-time...
Grassley to Newsmax: Likely Holder knew of 'Fast and Furious'
Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley tells Newsmax.TV that "suspicion increases every day" that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder knew of the bungled "Operation Fast and Furious” gun-running scheme that led to the deaths of two federal agents and hundreds of Mexican nationals. -- "Suspicion really went up the chain of command when the president declared executive privilege on the documents that we haven't gotten yet..."
|KRGV-TV -- Weslaco, Texas
Another drophouse raided in Texas
San Benito, Texas -- Eleven suspected illegal [aliens] face deportation. San Benito police, Texas Rangers and federal investigators found the men and women at a trailer house off of West Business 77 in San Benito. -- The bust happened around 4 p.m. Wednesday. According to police, DPS and ICE received information the [aliens] were being held at the home against their will...
|Media Research Center via Family Security Matters
Crimes of the illegal aliens against "we the people"
Maximiliano Esparza is another violent criminal allowed to run loose in the United States with horrific results - the rape and murder of a nun in Klamath Falls, Oregon. Sister Helen Chaska was found strangled and dead with her rosary beads lodged in her neck. Another nun was raped where the nuns were walking along a bike path. As an illegal alien, Esparza should have been deported in 1992 after serving a prison term...
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner
Illegal alien charged with killing baby in 5th DUI arrest
Las Vegas, NM -- On June 10, Zach and Aileen Smith were traveling along Interstate 25 in San Miguel County when a car driven by Ramon Hernandez, 43, collided with their vehicle. -- Aileen Smith suffered severe contusions to her midsection as well as a broken sternum. She was seven months pregnant with the couple's first child...
|Thomas Sowell -- LewRockwell.com
News vs. propaganda
Since so many in the media cannot resist turning every tragedy into a political talking point, it was perhaps inevitable that (1) someone would try to link the shooting rampage at the Batman movie in Colorado to the Tea Party, and that (2) some would try to make it a reason to impose more gun control laws. -- Too many people in the media cannot seem to tell the difference between reporting the news and creating propaganda...