Obama Preparing Ahead For His Favorite Post Presidential Recreational Activity. Commutes Sentences Of 8 Convicted Of Crack Offenses

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Obama Commutes Sentences Of 8 Inmates Convicted Of Crack Offenses.

President Barack Obama on Thursday commuted the sentences of eight federal inmates who were convicted of crack cocaine offenses, greatly expanding his use of the presidential clemency power to help those incarcerated because of harsh drug laws.

In a statement, Obama said they’d been sentenced under an “unfair system.” In 2011, Congress passed a law that effectively reduced the federal government’s mandatory penalties for people convicted of crack offenses, but commuting the sentences represents the first time the reform has been applied to those convicted before it was adopted. “If they had been sentenced under the current law, many of them would have already served their time and paid their debt to society,” Obama explained in the statement.

Three of the inmates — Reynolds Wintersmith Jr., Clarence Aaron and Stephanie George — were featured in a recent report by…

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A Rino In Your Face. Chris Christie and N.J. Democrats reach agreement. Illegals get in-state tuition rates

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newjersey.comChris Christie and N.J. Democrats reach agreement on DREAM Act | NJ.com.

Students who grew up in New Jersey but are in the country illegally will soon be able to pay in-state tuition at its public colleges and universities.

After weeks of feuding between Republican Gov. Chris Christie and Democrats who control the Legislature over the so-called “DREAM Act,” the two sides reached a breakthrough today and agreed to a compromise.

“I’m overwhelmed with joy,” said state Sen. Teresa Ruiz (D-Essex), the bill’s sponsor, as she fought back tears. Ruiz and state Senate leaders announced the deal at a press conference this morning, surrounded by students donning cap and gown outfits.

Christie today plans to sign legislation that would allow unauthorized immigrants who graduated high school in New Jersey after attending for at least three years to be eligible for the lower in-state rates at public higher educational institutions, including…

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Perjury: GOP requests criminal probe of intel czar James Clapper testimony

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GOP requests criminal probe of intel czar | TheHill.

Seven House Republicans are calling for the Justice Department to open a criminal investigation into whether Director of National Intelligence James Clapper lied to Congress.

In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday, GOP Reps. Darrell Issa (Calif.), James Sensenbrenner Jr. (Wis.), Trent Franks (Ariz.), Blake Farenthold (Texas), Trey Gowdy (S.C.), Raúl Labrador (Idaho) and Ted Poe (Texas) said Clapper’s “willful lie under oath” fuels distrust in the government and undermines the ability of Congress to do its job.

“There are differences of opinion about the propriety of the NSA’s data collection programs,” they wrote. “There can be no disagreement, however, on the basic premise that congressional witnesses must answer truthfully.”

During a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing in March, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) asked Clapper whether the National Security Agency collects data on millions of Americans. Clapper…

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New ObamaCare Ad Features Semi-Nude Gay Men Dancing, Hugging, Sucking Phallic Symbols

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the pundit pressNew ObamaCare Ad Features Semi-Nude Gay Men Dancing, Hugging, Sucking Phallic Symbols | PUNDIT PRESS.

by Aurelius • December 19, 2013

Proponents of the Affordable Care Act are known for their outlandish attempts to get people to sign up for ObamaCare. This one might just take the cake.

An LGBT group called “Out2Enroll” has just created an ad to tout the President’s signature law. Out2Enroll describes itself as “a coalition of organizations who want to help lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people stay healthy by making sure that one of the major benefits of the Affordable Care Act — access to affordable, comprehensive health insurance coverage — reaches LGBT communities.”

In their new video, they feature semi-naked men sucking on candy canes, hugging other men, sucking on their fingers, and making muscles, while a woman signs a song about the greatness of the Affordable Care Act to the tune of…

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Slaughter of Christian Women and Children in Muslim Lands | FrontPage Magazine


1789Originally published by the Gatestone Institute.

Two of the most tragic Islamic attacks on Christians, killing several women and children, took place in the month of October, one in Syria another in Egypt.

On October 21 in Syria, the U.S.-supported Islamic rebels invaded and occupied the ancient Christian settlement of Sadad for over a week, till ousted by the military.  During that week, “the largest massacre of Christians in Syria,” in the words of Orthodox Archbishop Alnemeh, took place.  Among other things, 45 Christians—including women and children—were killed, several tortured to death; mass graves were discovered; all of Sadad’s 14 churches, some ancient, were ransacked and destroyed; the bodies of six people from one family, ranging from ages 16 to 90, were found buried at the bottom of a well (an increasingly common fate for “subhuman” Christians).

The jihadis even made a graphic video (with English subtitles) of those whom they massacred, while shouting Islam’s victory-cry, “Allahu Akbar” (or “Allah is greater,” which John McCain equated to a Christian saying “thank God”).  Another video, made after Sadad was liberated, shows more graphic atrocities.

More: http://www.frontpagemag.com/2013/raymond-ibrahim/slaughter-of-christian-women-and-children-in-muslim-lands/

South Carolina: The Anti-Common Core Movement Gains a New Ally

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freedom worksThe Anti-Common Core Movement Gains a New Ally | FreedomWorks.

This week, the GOP Executive Committee in South Carolina unanimously voted to reject Common Core standards. The resolution, which can be viewed here, is a huge step forward in the fight against Common Core.

Contention between Common Core advocates and anti-Common Core activists has reached a boiling point in recent months as several states have considered pausing on the implementation of the standards. Kentucky and New York both saw a significant drop in test scores since the standards were brought into the classroom. Such poor performance has led many states to reconsider the standards and the tests that accompany Common Core.

Proponents of Common Core would have the public believe that dissenters are limited to a few angry, “white suburban mothers”, a claim that will be harder to make as opposition to the standards grow. Resolutions, like the one in…

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Israeli Journalist Bemoans ‘Alliance Between Tea Party Israel and Tea Party America’

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media research centerIsraeli Journalist Bemoans ‘Alliance Between Tea Party Israel and Tea Party America’ | Media Research Center.

Talking to NBC’s David Gregory for the Meet the Press web-based feature Press Pass on Sunday, Israeli journalist Ari Shavit launched into a rant against the strong bond between conservatives in Israel and the United States: “In recent years, we’ve seen too much of an alliance between Tea Party Israel and Tea Party America. I want to bring back that alliance between progressive America and progressive Israel.” [Listen to the audio]

Shavit’s hand-wringing was prompted by Gregory observing: “…my sense of many American Jews is that they are not as firmly rooted – their Jewishness is not as rooted in Israel as it was a generation ago….They feel more disaffected or separate from Israel….the foreign policy and national security concerns of Israel are all-encompassing and are no longer as resonant with younger Jews in…

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