Ted Cruz Bashes Obama for Calling 21 Coptic Christians Beheaded by ISIS ‘Egyptian Citizens;’ Accuses President of ‘Orwellian Doublespeak’

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Written by Samuel Smith

Speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday, Texas Senator and potential 2016 presidential candidate, Ted Cruz, bashed President Barack Obama for labeling the the 21 Coptic Christians beheaded by the Islamic State in mid-February as “Egyptian citizens.”

Cruz also attacked the Obama administration for continuously ignoring the fact that most of today’s international terror troubles are caused by “radical Islamic terrorists.” Cruz asserted that America needs a leader that will not just identify the radical Islamic threat from groups like the Islamic State but also protect the liberty of international Christians.

“When 21 Coptic Christians are beheaded we see the president saying they were simply ‘Egyptian citizens,'” Cruz said. “They were murdered for their Christian faith and the president needs to stand up and defend them.”

Cruz also chastised Obama for labeling the January Islamist attack of a Kosher market in Paris, which resulted in the death of four customers and a police officer, as a “random act of violence.” The widowed wife of the Paris gunman, Amedy Coulibaly, is said to be featured in one of ISIS’ latest propaganda films entitled “Blow Up France 2.”

“From all aboard, America is perceived to have leadership of the world, but yet we see the president describing the horrible terrorist attacks in Paris as a quote, ‘random act of violence,'” Cruz explained.… Continue Reading

Truth-Telling and the Right of Self-Government: Why Obama’s Marriage Lie Matters

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Written by Carson Holloway

The right of self-government depends upon the ability of voters to give their informed consent in choosing elected officials. If candidates lie, self-government becomes impossible.

When running for the presidency in 2008, Barack Obama misled the voters about his true position on the question of same-sex marriage. This is not an accusation made by one of the president’s political enemies, but an admission made by one of his closest political advisors: David Axelrod. According to Time magazine, Axelrod’s new book about his career in politics reveals that candidate Obama really believed in same-sex marriage, but he publicly said that he opposed it because he feared the electoral consequences of his real convictions.

In response to the mini-burst of commentary and indignation that this news has provoked, Axelrod has complained—not very convincingly—that his story has been distorted.… Continue Reading

Ben Shapiro: First They Came for the Jews

President Barack Hussein Obama does not stand up for Jews murdered by Islamic Terrorists. President Barack Hussein Obama does not stand up for Christians murdered by Islamic Terrorists. Is there anyone President Barack Hussein Obama will stand up for? Ben Shapiro explains why the answer is probably ‘no.’

Take ACTION:  Click HERE to send a message to the White House to ask the Obama administration to stop avoiding the obvious problem of radical Islam and the danger of the Islamic State in Europe and Africa.  The acts of terror that we see increasingly around the world is a tactic of an ideology of Islam.… Continue Reading

Minority Leader Durkin Calls For an End to Lame Duck Sessions

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Written by IllinoisReview.com

Illinois has a history of passing controversial legislation such as tax hikes during the last few hours before a new General Assembly is sworn in.

There’s two obvious reasons leadership uses this tactic: 1. Those members who were not re-elected are able to make votes for which they won’t be accountable to their districts, and 2. When the calendar moves into January, legislation no longer needs super majorities to pass, they go back to requiring simple majorities for bill passage.

Wednesday, House GOP Leader Jim Durkin filed legislation asking voters to put an end to lame duck sessions of the Illinois General Assembly by moving up the date of inauguration. House Joint Resolution Constitutional Amendment 30 would require future outgoing to General Assemblies to conclude their work before Election Day.

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Ben Carson: Homeschool, School Choice Benefit All Americans, Common Core Doesn’t

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Written by Michael Gryboski

Author and accomplished surgeon Dr. Ben Carson has expressed his support for homeschooling and school choice and opposition to Common Core at a conservative conference in Maryland.

At the main stage of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference at National Harbor, just outside Washington, D.C., Dr. Carson told those gathered on Thursday morning that “I am ready for school choice.”

Carson argued that “school choice,” or allowing parents to homeschool their children or send their children to private schools with government aid, was a benefit for all Americans.

“We need to recognize education is the great liberator in our country. No one has to be a victim,” said Carson to loud cheers and applause.

“The best education is the education that is closest to home and I’ve found that for instance homeschoolers do the best, private schoolers next best, charter schoolers next best, and public schoolers worst.”

During the question and answer segment following his speech, Carson was asked a question regarding his views on Common Core.… Continue Reading

“Spend-To-Stay” Alive and Well in Illinois

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Written by Russ Stewart

Remember that old verity, you get what you pay for? Often, you don’t. In Illinois politics, however, you pay for what you get, and the candidate who pays the most is the candidate who gets.

Bruce Rauner is Illinois’ governor because during 2014 he raised $78,191,560 and spent $58,426,802. Roughly $25 million of his receipts came from his own pocket. Self-funding, in essence, bought him the governorship.

Rauner beat Pat Quinn 1,823,627 to 1,681,343, getting 50.3 percent of the vote and winning by a margin of a margin of 142,284 votes. Rauner’s cost per vote was $32.03. Quinn raised $26,373,276 during 2014 and spent $30,179,983. His cost per vote was $17.95. Numerous political action committees weighed in with another $20 million in “independent expenditures,” with negative mailings and television ads, as did the parties’ respective national committees and governors’ associations.… Continue Reading

Tuition Increases Only Support Bureaucracy

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Written by Scott Reeder

Last week, Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed a budget that trimmed funding for state universities.

The reaction of university bigwigs?

Jack up tuition and protect the bureaucracy at all costs. And I mean at all costs.

Look no further than the comments Illinois State University President Larry Dietz made to WEEK TV news:

“Budget cuts at that level would have an impact on many areas of University operations and there are many issues on the table for discussion. Some areas that could be affected include tuition – as set by our Board of Trustees – scholarships, faculty and staff compensation, hiring decisions and maintenance projects. Throughout the process, I want to assure you that protecting the jobs of our outstanding faculty and staff is our highest priority. We will do everything we can to prevent measures such as layoffs and forced furlough days.”

So he’s already thinking about jacking up tuition and cutting scholarships?… Continue Reading

Poll: Everybody Thinks Brian Williams Should Go

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Written by Stephen Gutowski

71.6 percent of Americans think he should resign

A recent poll found that 71.6 percent of Americans want Brian Williams to resign from NBC’s Nightly News even after he apologized for misrepresenting his role in a 2003 helicopter crash in Iraq and was suspended. The poll, commissioned by conservative watchdog Media Research Center (MRC) and performed by McLaughlin & Associates, also indicates 66.1 percent of those surveyed believe NBC should have fired Brian Williams after his war story was shown to be untrue.

Additionally, 61.6 percent said their trust in NBC News would diminish if the network brings Brian Williams back to host Nightly News.

The poll shows the impact Brian Williams’ misleading story of being in a helicopter shot down over Iraq on his reputation and the reputation of NBC News, MRC President Brent Bozell said.… Continue Reading

Giuliani Doubles Down: Obama Doesn’t Love America

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A former mayor of New York City and one-time presidential hopeful isn’t backing down from his critical comments about President Obama.

Last Wednesday evening, Rudy Giuliani said he doesn’t believe Barack Obama loves America and offered a list of reasons why. Giuliani’s comments drew fierce reaction, even from Fox News host Megyn Kelly, who during “The Kelly File” stated there was “outrage and backlash” at the remarks the 2008 presidential candidate made at a private fundraiser for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, a prospective GOP presidential candidate for 2016.

But when asked by Kelly if he wanted to apologize, Giuliani not only refused – he doubled down on his remarks.

“The reality is that from all that I can see of this president, all that I’ve heard of him, he apologizes for America, he criticizes America, he talks about the Crusades and how the Christians were barbarians – leaves out the second half of the sentence, that the Muslims were barbarians also,” the former NYC mayor said.… Continue Reading

Take the Presidential Competency Exam!

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Written by Matt Barber

Dear candidate for president of the United States:

Congratulations on your decision to pursue a career as leader of the free world. The following exam, while in no way comprehensive, is intended to assess your basic qualifications and level of occupational competency. Though a failing grade does not automatically exclude you from being elected by low-information voters, hipster millennials, liberal yuppies plagued by white guilt and lesbian feminists with sleeve tattoos, it does strongly indicate that you are better suited for a career in an industry requiring no experience whatsoever and few, if any, measurable skills.

Alternative career paths might include:
1. Community Organizer
2. Law professor at the University of Chicago
3. Serial bad golfer
4. Mom jeans model

INSTRUCTIONS: Circle the correct answer using a No.… Continue Reading

Modified by Matthew Medlen.com