President Barack Obama's legacy isn't looking so hot — at least according to what respondents told a Washington Post-ABC News poll released Tuesday morning.
The poll found a 52% majority of Americans believe Obama's presidency is, on a balance, a "failure," compared to 42% who believe it to be a success. Those on the "failure" side were far more likely to have said they "strongly" held that belief.
A full 56% said they disapproved of the way he has been handling international affairs, while Read more [...]
Rep. Darrell Issa, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman, says the Department of Justice has slipped up and provided him with direct, damning evidence that it has been conspiring with Democrats to leak committee documents.
Issa said Tuesday that someone at the DOJ mistakenly dialed his office and asked his staff to leak some documents "before the Majority" (i.e., Republicans) could share it.
Such a strategy, of course, would give the DOJ and Democrats an advantage by allowing Read more [...]
The standard bill of fare gun control activists serve up includes demands for a ban on firearms they consider too scary for civilians to use. Firearms like AR-15 rifles, or certain styles of shotguns. Their rallying cry is that these guns have “no legitimate use” — that they’re weapons of war and need to be removed from the streets. Obviously they don’t quite grasp the point of the Second Amendment, but when they start using that rationale to oppose products like TrackingPoint’s rifle, Read more [...]
While many assume wrongly that when we post articles against Islam or informing the public about what Islamists are advancing in or against the US we are pushing a spirit of fear, we are not. We simply put out the information so that people can be aware and alert as to what is going on and respond appropriately. Midland County Sheriff Gary Painter has done just that. He's heard the information and now he has a message for members of ISIS who wish to cross our borders and engage in terrorism: We'll Read more [...]
The New York Times published a comprehensive article on September 7th entitled, “Foreign Powers Buy Influence at Think Tanks.” The article documents multi-million dollar donations to Washington-based think tanks that include the Brookings Institution, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the Atlantic Council, by foreign governments as a way of buying influence in Washington.
For example, the government of Qatar made a $14.8 million donation to the Brookings Institution. Read more [...]
Recently, rumors have been swelling of a danger at Yellowstone National Park. That danger? A brewing supervolcano eruption.
The fear of a Yellowstone supereruption, which ultimately went viral, may have begun back in February when a seismometer called B944 began sending senseless data to a public viewer at the University of Utah's seismographic station, as George Black reports in The New Yorker.
Luckily for most of the U.S., the likelihood this eruption would happen is pretty low: about one Read more [...]
Welfare recipients can’t use their EBT cards at liquor stores but they can at marijuana dispensaries in states such as Colorado that have legalized pot, Sen. Jeff Sessions revealed Tuesday.
The Alabama Republican announced that he was drafting legislation to close the welfare-for-weed loophole after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services confirmed to him that marijuana shops were not off limits to EBT cards, which replaced food stamps, or other federal benefits.
“The federal government Read more [...]
The more Hillary Clinton looks like a candidate, the less invincible she appears.
The former first lady and New York senator enjoyed sky-high approval ratings during her tenure as President Barack Obama’s secretary of state, but her numbers have returned to earth since she traded her perch as the nation’s top diplomat for her current role as the Democrats’ top presidential prospect in 2016.
The latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll found 43% of registered voters view Ms. Clinton positively, Read more [...]
The city of Ocala, Florida, is going after a local small-business man, threatening to fine him $250 to $500 per day if he doesn’t remove a Gadsden flag from the front of his knife business.
Gear Barrel owner Keith Greenberg told The Blaze, “This is a shock. Honestly, I feel like this is Russia. I’ve been around the world … this is what you expect in really closed countries where there is no freedom of expression. Not here — so it’s shocking.”
Greenberg said he was told by city Read more [...]
Obama is set to delay any executive actions regarding "immigration reform" until after the midterm elections to "save" his unpopular immigration boosting stance from an American voter backlash that could affect Democrat's chance at election.
According to White House Spokesman Josh Earnest, "By injecting [the immigration issue] into the highly charged political debate six or eight weeks before the midterm elections is to subject this issue to gross distortion and partisanship. And we don't want Read more [...]
School nutrition experts in Nebraska are struggling to comply with new federal snack regulations championed by First Lady Michelle Obama.
“I think we’ve gone too far, too fast,” Diane Zipay, director of nutritional services for the Westside School District told KIETV.com. “And I don’t think it’s a real-world environment. We might have changed the school but we haven’t changed the child or our world.”
The federal snack rules take effect this year for school districts across Read more [...]
Despite arguments to the contrary from the Obama administration, mounting evidence suggests that the U.S. economy is rapidly falling back into negative growth territory. More Americans are out of the workforce than ever before, median household incomes are at levels not seen since 1967, and consumer spending is coming to a veritable standstill. The crisis is apparently so significant that a Federal Reserve governor recently said U.S. policymakers are crafting regulations that will force bank depositors Read more [...]