Reason TV: #StandWithRand: Rand Paul, Barack Obama, Drones, and Presidential Kill Lists:
For almost 13 hours on Wednesday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) led a filibuster on the Senate floor that called attention to the Obama administration’s refusal to share its case for why the president can target and kill U.S. citizens without oversight. Joined by about a dozen different colleagues throughout the event, Paul hammered home questions surrounding positions advanced by President Barack Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, and Obama’s nominee to head the CIA, John Brennan. The entire filibuster is viewable at C-SPAN’s website.
Here’s a condensed version of the issues under debate, featuring Sen. Paul, President Obama, and actual drone surveillance footage.
For all of the late-night punch-drunkiness that eventually ensued on Twitter (well, at least on my feed), yesterday’s 12-hours-plus filibuster led by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is among the most electrifying and insipiring events in recent political memory. The point of the filibuster – which derailed a confirmation vote on John Brennan as Barack Obama’s CIA head – was to call attention to the president’s insufficient answers to questions about his policy of targeted killings via drones and, one assumes, other methods.
Townhall: Rand Paul: Snacking While Filibustering:
As Sen. Rand Paul R-Ky. approached the 8-hour mark of his filibuster in protest of the Obama administration’s drone program, his colleague Sen. Ted Cruz R-Texas approached the Senate floor to read tweets in support.
Newsbusters: Krauthammer: Obama Took 12 Senators to Dinner – Same as the Number of Apostles:
Revealing Politics: HUH, Gun control, what is it good for?
In a rare moment of complete honesty, Colorado Representative Claire Levy (D-Boulder) and sponsor of one of the many gun control bills making their way through the Colorado legislature, admitted that her bill may not actually reduce violent crime:
“I make no assertion that this bill will either increase or reduce violent crime, that is not the premise of the bill.”
Revealing Politics: **Warning graphic** Guest OpEd: “Don’t disarm me with your vote”:
Gun control. It’s pretty broad topic and no matter who you are, you’ve probably heard a lot about it lately, especially if you live in Colorado, the epicenter of the national gun control debate.
Fear of firearms keeps most of my college-aged peers from owning or carrying a gun. Going into my junior year at the University of Northern Colorado, I was one of them. I had grown up around my dad and brother’s shotguns and hunting rifles, but I didn’t believe I needed a weapon to defend myself. The very idea of carrying a handgun made me uncomfortable. Nothing would ever happen to me in Greeley, Colorado.
Then, everything changed in the early hours of a mid-May morning. I was sleeping in my college-area apartment when a stranger broke in through a closed window. He snuck into my bedroom.
During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gun control Thursday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) shot down a proposed amendment to her “assault weapons” ban that would exempt military veterans from the gun ban. She also made some questionable claims.
Pushing a ban on high-capacity magazines, Feinstein argued that it is “legal to hunt humans with 15-round, 30-round, even 150-round magazines.”
Here’s her dubious rationale:
“The time has come, America, to step up and ban these weapons. The other very important part of this bill is to ban large capacity ammunition feeding devices, those that hold more than 10 rounds. We have federal regulations and state laws that prohibit hunting ducks with more than three rounds. And yet it’s legal to hunt humans with 15-round, 30-round, even 150-round magazines. Limiting magazine capacity is critical because it is when a criminal, a drug dealer, a deranged individual has to pause to change magazines and reload that the police or brave bystanders have the opportunity to take that individual down.”
Bill Whittle: VOTER FRAUD (Virtual State of the Union 2013):
PJ Media: A designated enemy of theChavez regime in Venezuela speaks out after the dictator’s death:
Petroleum engineer Gustavo Coronel wrote articles about the corruption of Hugo Chavez’s regime, and for that he was named an enemy of the state. Coronel speaks out on what Chavez’s death might mean to Venezuela and America, on the Andrea Tantaros Show.
Obama’s Death Panels are BACK – 3/7/2013:
Fox News story on 3/7/2013. Neil Cavuto speaks with Dr. Manny Alvarez about a government funded study outlining a “Mortality Test” for patients.
PJTV: Trifecta Feels Your Pain, So Why Can’t GOP Leaders?
Liberals and conservatives believe in compassion. So why do conservatives seem unable to craft a compassionate message? Have Republicans adopted esoteric policies that help the rich and forget the plight of families and the middle class? Has the GOP lost sight of basic values like liberty? Find out on this Trifecta.
Politichick interviews the mighty Robert Spencer: “There Are Ties To the Muslim Brotherhood In The White House”:
PolitiChick Ann-Marie Murrell discusses the infiltration of the Muslim Brotherhood in the White House and the influence of Islam in America with JihadWatch.com’s Robert Spencer. From the West Coast David Horowitz Freedom Center event.
Ezra Levant interviews Mark Steyn on Defending Free Speech 1/3 “Vigilance is of the Essence, it Always is”:
Andy McCarthy was on with Mark Levin tonight and they were discussing what is going on with Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, Bin Laden’s son-in-law. McCarthy brings us up to speed on who he is and how he was caught, and then explained how he believes the Obama administration and Holder are using Ghaith, who is already in our civilian court system, to get the federal judges to invalidate the military commissions and move KSM into the civilian court system as well. And this way, Obama and Holder get what they want and they can blame it on the federal judge.