Jul 28

Sessions: Obama Move on Illegals Would ‘Alter Constitutional Framework’

mmw_constitution_010410NewsMax – Congress must act immediately to stop President Barack Obama’s proposed use of executive power to help millions of illegal immigrants, Sen. Jeff Sessions says.

Sessions, a member of the Senate Budget Committee and Senate Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Citizenship, fears that without congressional action, the laws set down by the Founding Fathers will be altered forever.

“It would be if Congress doesn’t utilize every power it has, particularly the power of the purse to stop it, then it would be an incredible assertion of executive power vis-à-vis Congress,” the Alabama Republican said Monday on Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show.”

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Jul 28

Federal judge declares D.C. ban on carrying handguns in public unconstitutional

open-carry-2nd-amendment-37The Washington Post – A federal judge has declared that one of the District’s principal gun control laws is unconstitutional and ordered that its enforcement be halted.

The ruling by Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr., made public Saturday, orders the city to end its prohibition against carrying a pistol in public.

It was not clear what immediate effect the order would have.

The order was addressed to the District of Columbia and Police Chief Cathy Lanier, as well as their employees and officers and others “who receive actual notice” of the ruling. But it could not be determined Sunday who had received notice. Also unclear was whether the city would appeal and what effect that would have on the enforcement ban.

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Much more on Judge Rules D.C.’s Ban on Carrying in Public Unconstitutional from the New American click here to read article.

Jul 28

McHenry to Hold Town Hall Meetings Across 10th District

Patrick McHenry,  U.S. House, District 10

Patrick McHenry, U.S. House, District 10

Six meetings to take place over the August Congressional recess
Hickory - Today, Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10), the newly appointed Chief Deputy Whip, will be holding six town hall meetings for constituents across the 10th Congressional District from Monday August 4th through Wednesday August 6th.

At each Town Hall meeting, Congressman McHenry will give an update on recent legislative activity in Congress and what can be expected in the coming months.  Town Hall meetings are an opportunity for constituents to share their thoughts on the issues about which they are concerned and ask Congressman McHenry questions on pending legislation and other issues before the House of Representatives.

Additionally, the Congressman’s staff will be available to meet privately with constituents who have issues with federal agencies including Social Security, Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Internal Revenue Service.

“From the failed Obamacare rollout to the continuing crisis at the Department of Veterans Affairs, the people of Western North Carolina are rightfully concerned about the direction our country is headed,” said Congressman McHenry.  “I welcome the opportunity to speak with my constituents and hear directly from them about the problems they are facing.”

A full schedule of the six town hall meetings including contact information for each venue is below:

​​Buncombe County
Monday, August 4th at 2 PM
Land of the Sky Shrine Club
39 Spring Cove Road
Swannanoa, NC 28778
828-299-1766

​​Rutherford and Polk County
Monday, August 4th at 6 PM
Lake Lure Fire Department
622 Memorial Highway
Lake Lure, NC 28746
828-625-9333

​​Lincoln County
Tuesday, August 5th at 2 PM
Lincoln Charter School
Lincolnton Campus
133 Eagle Nest Road
Lincolnton, NC 28092
704-736-9888

​​Gaston County
Tuesday, August 5th at 6 PM
Gaston College
Kimbrell Campus and Textile Technology Center
7220 Wilkinson Boulevard
Belmont, NC 28012
704-825-3737

​​Cleveland County
​Wednesday, August 6th at 2 PM
Pinnacle Classical Academy
900 South Post Road
Shelby, NC 28152
704-740-4040

​​Catawba County​
​Wednesday August 6th at 6 PM  
Maiden High School
600 West Main Street
Maiden, NC 28650
828-428-8197

Jul 28

Tell them what you think

capThis week, the House of Representatives is considering taking action on the President’s request for $3.7 billion to deal with the border crisis. Do you wish to urge them to say no to any funding unless they end the President’s executive amnesty?

Senators Ted Cruz (TX) and Jeff Sessions (AL) are leading the effort to stop the President’s plans for executive amnesty.

To Call the House Switchboard now at 1-888-970-9036 or call your Representative directly click here to find them and tell them what you think.

Do you think this is:

1. Just an other way for the Socialist’s to bankrupt the country?

2. For the Socialist’s to gain more voter’s for their agenda?

3. Do we need a NEW immigration plan? Visit TTP’s page Immigration click here for information to help you with YOUR plan.

4. Are all of the Crisis since 2008 just a part of Obama’s plan to fundamentally change the country?

Jul 28

New NC law requiring welfare applicants be tested for drugs delayed

welfareNewsobserver.com – Less than a week before county social service agencies are supposed to start drug testing welfare applicants under a new state law, the agencies are still awaiting guidelines from the state Department of Health and Human Services.

“The last we heard from them is that they are still working on those rules,” said Richard Park, Division of Social Services business officer for Randolph County. “We’re still on standby.”

A DHHS spokeswoman blamed the delay on a lack of funding while the lawmaker behind the original measure said there was enough money in the budget to get started.

Click here to read article.

Jul 28

Representative Chris Whitmire NC House District 113 Weekly Update 7/25

Chris Whitmire, NC 113

Chris Whitmire, NC 113

Click here to read update.

Jul 28

Sarah Palin Launches Her Own Channel Online

Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin

Variety – Sarah Palin – former governor of Alaska, erstwhile candidate for VP of the U.S. and polarizing public figure – has unveiled a new subscription-based Internet TV network that promises direct access to her and her supporters.

The Sarah Palin Channel, which costs $9.95 per month or $99.95 for a one-year subscription, will feature her commentary on “important issues facing the nation,” as well as behind-the-scenes looks into her personal life as “mother, grandmother, wife and neighbor.” Palin serves as executive editor, overseeing all content posted to the channel.

“I want to talk directly to you on our channel, on my terms — and no need to please the powers that be,” Palin, who is also a Fox News contributor, said in a video announcing the channel. “Together, we’ll go beyond the sound bites and cut through the media’s politically correct filter.”

Click here to read article.

Jul 27

Hagan ducks WNC (and her record)

sen. haganBy Henry Mitchell, Chair, Buncombe GOP

Time and again Washington ignores issues critical to our families and land, and instead spends time rubbing elbows with special interest groups. As a local substitute school teacher and proud tax paying citizen of Asheville and Buncombe County, I am deeply concerned that Senator Hagan is ignoring our region throughout her re-election campaign.

Her silence on issues critical to western North Carolinians is disgraceful and only made worse by her recent refusal to debate her opponent, state House Speaker Thom Tillis. While Tillis has called for ten debates leading up to Election Day, Hagan will only agree to three. She has declined invitations from several organizations and news outlets, including an invitation from Asheville’s WLOS.

Declining the WLOS debate just proves Hagan doesn’t view our region as a priority, and as a more conservative region of the state, she has ignored our concerns from the day she took office. If she’s a strong supporter for factory workers and a challenger of unfair trading practices like her television ads claim, she shouldn’t be hesitant to debate Tillis in our region, where many of our state’s textile manufacturing facilities are located.

So what makes Hagan hesitant to debate? Her dismal record and history of putting special interests before North Carolinians:

After casting the deciding vote to pass Obamacare, Hagan repeatedly told us we could keep our health care plans and physicians if we liked them. So why did 473,000 North Carolinians receive health care cancellation notices last year?

Hagan once criticized weak border security and vowed to crackdown on illegal immigration. So why did she repeatedly vote against requiring the completion of border fences? Hagan is not only risking the security of our borders, but the security of our jobs and overall state economy.

Hagan once claimed North Carolinians were hurting because of bad energy policies and high gas prices. So why does she support a devastating cap and trade tax that has the potential to increase our electricity bills nearly 44 percent by 2030?

Our families, friends and neighbors in western North Carolina have all suffered the burden of Hagan’s unsuccessful policies long enough, and we deserve to hear from her right here on our home turf.

Hagan owes western North Carolinians an apology for spending the past six years in D.C. with her allies implementing failed policies and ignoring our region. It’s time she explained why she made false promises in 2008 just to turn around and vote in favor of President Obama’s policies 95 percent of the time.

Her refusal to discuss our concerns in the WLOS debate proves it’s time to elect a Senator who will appropriately represent North Carolinians from the Appalachians to the Atlantic. We should be ashamed of the mess Hagan has created for us and vow to elect the strong leadership we deserve on November 4.

Jul 27

In Depth: The latest plot to destroy the Tea Party

Tavernkeepers.com – The newest plot to thwart the Tea Party was unveiled this week by Sen. Chuck Schumer at the George Soros-funded “Center for American Progress.”

The end goal is the same as it has been since the Tea Party began: Destroy it.

Why is it that the radical left does not seek to persuade with civil debate? There is a selfish reason why Democrats and establishment Republicans want to destroy the Tea Party: They want to retain their personal power.

In essence, the latest plot is to turn the “average” tea party member against the “leaders” of the movement.

Click here to read article.

Jul 27

A more compassionate GOP?

the-hillThe Republican Party’s biggest names are seeking ways to broaden out the GOP base, as they seek to learn from their mistakes in the 2012 election.

House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (Wis.), the GOP’s vice presidential nominee two years ago, became the latest leading Republican official to venture into areas not known to be friendly to the party, rolling out a broad anti-poverty draft this week.

Other top Republicans rumored to be 2016 presidential contenders, such as Sens. Rand Paul (Ky.) and Marco Rubio (Fla.), have made similar efforts in recent months, searching for a more compassionate approach to the poor and also dipping into areas like voter rights and criminal justice reform.

Many Republicans say the party desperately needs to embrace those methods as it seeks to bounce back from Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” comments in 2012 and a variety of other comments that allowed the GOP to be pilloried as in the corner of the wealthy.

Click here to read article.

I ask you is it really compassionate to keep the poor in the economic slavery of the socialist welfare system? - Fremont V Brown III

Click here to read: Welfare: Modern-Day Slavery in America.

Jul 27

Congressman Mark Meadows Weekly Update, July 27th

mm3Click here to read article.

Jul 26

NC legislative leaders say they’ve struck a budget deal

nc leg bldgNewsObserver.com – The state House and Senate on Saturday agreed on the outlines of a budget that gives teachers a raise of about 7 percent and saves the jobs of teacher assistants.

The deal comes a month late and after weeks of sometimes acrimonious negotiations between the two chambers.

But after meetings that took up much of Saturday, both House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate leader Phil Berger were in accord, using their individual Twitter accounts to announce: “Budget framework agreed upon between House & Senate conferees. Final details expected next week.”

Sen. Tom Apodaca, the Rules Committee chairman, said the details will be worked out in the next few days.

Click here to read article.

Jul 26

Green Group Under Scrutiny for Trespassing, Harassment at Woman’s Farm

Easements are they worth it?

Easements are they worth it?

The Daily Signal – Robert Marmet knew he was supposed to inspect Martha Boneta’s farm, but he didn’t know exactly what for. He knew there were limits on what he could inspect, but he had no idea where they were.

So when Marmet, a senior energy policy analyst with the Piedmont Environmental Council, and his partner Mike Kane, a conservation officer with the group, turned up June 12 to inspect Boneta’s Liberty Farm in Paris, Va., they more or less inspected what they wanted to inspect.

Click here to read article and watch video.

Jul 26

Obama Plan Would Let Young Hondurans Enter US as Refugees

is-hr-evidence-based-are-you-kidding-meNewsMax – The Obama administration is considering a two-year, $47 million pilot program that would screen children and young adults in Honduras to qualify them to enter the U.S. as refugees or on humanitarian emergency grounds, The New York Times reports.

Under a draft proposal prepared by several federal agencies, the program would allow young people up to age 21 to enter the country without traveling through Mexico, the Times reports.

Click here to read article.

Jul 26

Can ‘Tennessee’s institution’ survive the Tea Party’s wrath?

goThe Hill – Thirty-six years ago, Lamar Alexander walked across the state in his first successful bid for governor, donning his now-iconic red and black plaid shirt.

Now, the 74-year-old senator is making the trek across Tennessee by bus as he faces what could be his toughest GOP race yet.

Known simply as Lamar around these parts, the former governor, U.S. secretary of Education, two-time presidential candidate and now two-term senator, is undoubtedly an institution.

But as the Republican Party nationwide and even in Tennessee has changed, there’s a growing voice that the senator hasn’t and needs to go.

Click here to read article.

Jul 26

Halbig and the rule of law

TPPLOGOWe’ve known for some time that the Obama Administration cares less about the rule of law than it does its own political ends. When push comes to shove, ideology trumps the Constitution every time. Yesterday, a reporter for ABC News finally pressed [1] White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest on that very issue.

In response to the D.C. Circuit Court’s ruling in Halbig, reporter Jon Karl asked, “The letter of the law very clearly states that the subsidies are available to those who enroll in state exchanges. Does the letter of the law matter to the White House on this?”

Earnest, of course, avoided directly responding to the question, instead quipping, “I don’t have the fancy legal degree…”

Click here to read article.

Jul 26

Prosecution Update Five, no Four, okay…maybe three FLANC voters moving closer to prosecution

Voter_Integrity_Project_NCWe’ve all heard the PEW Research Center’s cliche that likens vote fraud to getting struck by lightning, but now we understand how they get away with that nonsense: the key is prosecutions…and those things are hard to get!

There might be something wrong when a voter wears two “I Voted” stickers.

For example, the first five of our Florida and NC (FLANC) double voters have finally reached a level of development that we are even able to have an adult conversation with the Districts Attorney in five counties about those referrals. How we got to this stage even required lawyers to help us squeeze information out of the government. In other words, the presumption of innocence is no friend for prosecutors. TV shows like Law & Order depict how that process works and it all applies in the area of election fraud too.

Click here read the article.

Jul 25

NewsBusted 7/25/14

Jul 25

NY NewsChannel 13 crew threatened with arrest at Mount McGregor

10343020_10152387713105318_2673646940858510555_nWNYT.com – A NewsChannel 13 crew was threatened with arrest on Thursday. It happened as they were working on a story about the historic Grant Cottage in Wilton where President Ulysses S. Grant spent his final days.

The cottage is located on Mount McGregor near the correctional facility that’s scheduled to close this weekend.

Corrections employees who are still working at the empty prison made every attempt to stop Mark Mulholland from doing his job.

Click here to read article and watch video.

Jul 25

White House taking impeachment seriously

impeach obamaThe Hill – Senior White House advisers are taking very seriously the possibility that Republicans in Congress will try to impeach President Obama, especially if he takes executive action to slow deportations.

Dan Pfeiffer, a senior adviser to Obama, said Friday that the White House is taking the prospect of impeachment in the GOP-controlled House more seriously than many others in Washington, who see it as unlikely.

Pfeiffer noted that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who has a large following among Tea Party conservatives, has called for Obama’s impeachment and a large block of the GOP’s base favors it.

Click here to read article and watch video.

Jul 25

United States Humanitarian Assistance to Gaza

gazastripClick here to read: State Dept. Facts on U.S. Assistance to Gaza.

Jul 25

Congressman Gowdy | July 25, 2014 Update

trey gowdy 1Click here to read about the IRS Investigation and Higher Education Affordability.

Jul 25

The Libertarian Speech I Would Deliver to the Whole Country

Jul 25

The Story of Your Enslavement

Jul 25

The Market at Work – I, Pencil: The Movie

Jul 25

Top 5 Lies Democrats are telling about immigration

TPPLOGO

#1 – Administration officials have repeated this line, as if the promise of a court process should quell uneasiness over the recent border surge. The truth is many immigrants, once inside the U.S., don’t show up to their court dates. Even if they do show up and get a removal order, many of them don’t go anywhere. There are as many as 800,000 illegal immigrants still in the U.S. who have been ordered to leave.

Click here to read article.

Jul 25

NC senators push for new incentives to encourage relocating businesses

regulationNewsobserver.com – Three years ago, Republican lawmakers balked at a deal put forward by Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue to offer a company cash incentives to lure 1,300 jobs to North Carolina.

Now, with a Republican governor at the helm, some GOP lawmakers want to expand state incentives and create a so-called “closing fund” that will allow cash grants to seal a deal with large corporations that promise to add jobs.

The job development measures were tucked at the end of a bill to limit local governments’ authority to levy sales taxes and received little debate Thursday before passing the state Senate by a 32-16 vote that crossed party lines. But the new direction is clear.

Click here to read article.

Tarheel Tea Party thinks cutting taxes and regulations would be a better way to bring new businesses to North Carolina.

Jul 25

NC House fails to concur on moped regulations

mopedAP – The North Carolina House Thursday rejected a bill requiring insurance for moped drivers.

The House voted 51-54 against concurring on a Senate version of a bill that would have required insurance and registration with the state.

The insurance requirement has been a sticking point between the two chambers. The House version previously only mandated that mopeds be registered with the Division of Motor Vehicles.

Lawmakers have said registering mopeds would make it easier for law enforcement to identify and keep track of them on the road and when they are used in crimes.

Click here to read article.

Jul 25

Billionaire Democratic Funder Faces IRS Probe for Tax Avoidance

pile moneyCarolina Journal – Billionaire Jim Simons, a major contributor to a Democratic political candidates, funds, and causes, has come under fire from federal investigators, a move that has not gone unnoticed by the North Carolina Republican Party.

The Washington Free Beacon reported that at a Senate committee hearing this week on the “Abuse of Structured Financial Products,” senators from both parties blasted Renaissance Technologies, a hedge fund run by Simons, that has used creative accounting methods to shield itself from more than $6 billion in federal taxes.

Bloomberg.com reported that the Internal Revenue Service is challenging a “particularly aggressive” technique used by Simons, which led to Renaissance skirting hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes for himself and other investors. Simons’ estimated net worth is $15 billion.

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Jul 25

Sarah Palin wades into another GOP fight

palin-300x225msnbc.com – Sarah Palin endorsed another far-right candidate challenging an incumbent Republican in Tennessee on Wednesday, voicing her support for Joe Carr over two-term Sen. Lamar Alexander.

“The time has come for new leaders who are willing to stand up to the political establishments and the Obama administration and say, ‘no mas!’” Palin wrote in a Facebook post. “It’s time for a change. Joe Carr is the new voice Tennessee needs in the U.S. Senate!”

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