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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Obama the Apostate

The President and his bumbling HHS bureaucrats take on the impious Galileans.

During a recent conversation about the HHS anti-conscience mandate, a friend who is neither Catholic nor particularly religious asked the following rhetorical question about the Obama administration: Do these people know who they're messing with? Her point, of course, was that the Church has spent nearly two millennia crushing attempts by secular rulers to dictate the way it carries out its charitable ministries. Commanding Catholic hospitals to fund sterilizations, contraceptives, and abortifacients isn't like twisting the arm of some roundheel congressman. It's going to take more than the usual Chitown chicanery to cow a venerable and well-funded organization that has brought more than one emperor to his knees.

The Church's charitable work has been seen as a threat to the power of the state as far back as the reign of Julian the Apostate. Julian was the Roman Emperor who tried to drag his subjects back to the crumbling altars of the old state gods a half a century after his uncle, Constantine I, had legitimized Christianity by converting to the new faith. Julian's project didn't go well, and he complained in a letter to one of his high priests that the effort was failing because "the impious Galileans support not only their own poor but ours as well." What's an Emperor to do with opponents whose tactics include such dirty tricks as lending aid and comfort to all who need it, including people with religious and political views that differ from their own?

Julian tried to counter the effect of such "impious" tactics by restructuring the imperial administration in such a way that it could compete with the "Galileans" in good works and thereby erode the connection in the public consciousness between charity and the Church. In a move that eerily echoes the progressive vernacular of our own age, Julian issued the Tolerance Edict of 362. The purpose of this decree, like calls for tolerance from modern liberals, was precisely the opposite of its ostensible intent. It reprivileged the old pagan cults, rescinded religious freedoms recognized by Constantine and attempted to sow dissention among Christian ranks by reigniting long-resolved doctrinal controversies.

The Tolerance Edict and a variety of similar edicts flopped. And, after Julian's short reign ended, his successors gave up his pagan revival project as a bad job. But the meaning of Julian's failure has been lost on many subsequent rulers, and Barack Obama is among the slow learners who refuse to heed the lessons of history. The president, like Julian, wishes to "transform" his country into a place in which every aspect of the citizen's life is connected to and controlled by the state. He wants the federal government to be seen as the ultimate arbiter and provider of the electorate's needs. Obviously, however, this can't be managed while large and influential institutions like the Catholic Church and its charitable ministries remain in place.

And, where health care is concerned, Catholic institutions are definitely a force to be reckoned with. For example, they provide care to one in six patients treated in the United States every year. During 2010, America's more than 600 Catholic facilities treated well over 100 million patients, including 19 million emergency patients, and 5.5 million inpatients. And much of the care received by these patients was provided at a loss. Of the 5.5 million inpatients treated by these hospitals during 2010, 3.3 million were covered by Medicare or Medicaid, both of which pay less than the amount it costs to provide treatment. Of the 19 million emergency patients treated at Catholic hospitals, a large percentage paid nothing at all.

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Impeach Obama Bill Introduced in Congress

Let the president be duly warned.

Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr., R-N.C., has introduced a resolution declaring that should the president use offensive military force without authorization of an act of Congress, “it is the sense of Congress” that such an act would be “an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor.”

Specifically, Article I, Section 8, of the Constitution reserves for Congress alone the power to declare war, a restriction that has been sorely tested in recent years, including Obama’s authorization of military force in Libya.

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Bell, via Kagan, on Critical Race Theory: The Constitution Is the Problem

In November 1985, the Harvard Law Review published an article by Derrick Bell that was a "classic" in the development of Critical Race Theory. The article was edited by then-student Elena Kagan, and was cited by Prof. Charles Ogletree in support of her nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Barack Obama in 2010. The article makes clear that Critical Race Theory sees the U.S. Constitution as a form of "original sin"--a view later embraced by Obama as a state legislator, and reflected in his actions and appointments. The following is an excerpt from the non-fiction portion of the article; much of what follows is a fictional story that Bell intended as a parable of racial "fantasy." (99 Harv. L. Rev. 4)

At the nation's beginning, the framers saw more clearly than is perhaps possible in our more enlightened and infinitely more complex time the essential need to accept what has become the American contradiction.  The framers made a conscious, though unspoken, sacrifice of the rights of some in the belief that this forfeiture was necessary to secure the rights of others in a society embracing, as its fundamental principle, the equality of all.  And thus the framers, while speaking through the Constitution in an unequivocal voice, at once promised freedom for whites and condemned blacks to slavery....

The Constitution has survived for two centuries and, despite earnest efforts by committed people, the contradiction remains, shielded and nurtured through the years by myth. This contradiction is the root reason for the inability of black people to gain legitimacy -- that is, why they are unable to be taken seriously when they are serious and why they retain a subordinate status as a group that even impressive proofs of individual competence cannot overcome. Contradiction, shrouded by myth, remains a significant factor in blacks' failure to obtain meaningful relief against historic racial injustice.

The myths that today and throughout history have nurtured the original constitutional contradiction and thus guided racial policy are manifold, operating like dreams below the level of language and conscious thought.  Much of what is called the law of civil rights -- an inexact euphemism for racial law -- has a mythological or fairy-tale quality that is based, like the early fairy tales, less on visions of gaiety and light than on an ever-present threat of disaster. We are as likely to deny as to concede these myths, and we may well deny some and admit others. They are not single stories or strands.  Rather, they operate in a rich texture that constantly changes, concealing content while elaborating their misleading meanings.

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THANKS FOR READING! 5,000 Posts and Counting

As I write this it is hard to believe that this is post number 5,000 for Republic Heritage.  To all our readers, Thanks for reading!

The Republic Heritage Team

Ron Paul Wins Virgin Island Caucuses with 29%

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul reportedly won the U.S. Virgin Island caucuses Saturday, although it was reported rival Mitt Romney secured the victory.

According to the U.S. Virgin Islands’ Republican Party results, Mr. Paul won with 29 percent of the votes, followed by Mr. Romney at 26 percent.

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum placed in third with six percent, followed by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich at three percent of the votes.


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A Reagan Forum with Mark Levin

This past Friday night, Mark Levin appeared at the Reagan Library speaking about and signing his new book Ameritopia.

Israeli Iron Dome System Foils 90 Percent of Missiles

The Iron Dome system has intercepted 90 percent of missile attacks on urban centers during the latest rocket bombardment from Gaza.

The expensive systems were inaugurated last year amid controversy over its worth. A primitive Kassam rocket costs terrorists only a few hundred dollars while each Iron Dome anti-missile missile costs $50,000.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu stated Saturday night, “We will continue to improve home front defense including by means of additional Iron Dome systems, the effectiveness of which was shown again over the weekend."

The Iron Dome system intercepted about 90 percent of the rockets fired at Be’er Sheva, Ashdod and Ashkelon, including three on Sunday morning.

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US Soldier Kills Afghan Civilians in Kandahar Rampage

A US soldier in Afghanistan has killed at least 16 civilians and wounded five after entering their homes in Kandahar province, senior local officials say.

He left his military base in the early hours of the morning and opened fire in at least two homes; women and children were among the dead.

Nato said it was investigating the "deeply regrettable incident".

Anti-US sentiment is already high in Afghanistan after US soldiers burnt copies of the Koran last month.

US officials have apologised repeatedly for the incident at a Nato base in Kabul, but they failed to quell a series of protests and attacks that killed at least 30 people and six US troops.

Local people have reportedly gathered near the base in Panjwai district to protest about Sunday's killings, and the US embassy is advising against travel to the area.

Lt Gen Adrian Bradshaw, deputy commander of Nato-led forces, said he was unable to "explain the motivation behind such callous acts", adding that "our thoughts and prayers are with those caught in this tragedy".

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Saturday, March 10, 2012

America’s Most Biblically-Hostile U. S. President

When one observes President Obama’s unwillingness to accommodate America’s four-century long religious conscience protection through his attempts to require Catholics to go against their own doctrines and beliefs, one is tempted to say that he is anti-Catholic. But that characterization would not be correct. Although he has recently singled out Catholics, he has equally targeted traditional Protestant beliefs over the past four years. So since he has attacked Catholics and Protestants, one is tempted to say that he is anti-Christian. But that, too, would be inaccurate. He has been equally disrespectful in his appalling treatment of religious Jews in general and Israel in particular. So perhaps the most accurate description of his antipathy toward Catholics, Protestants, religious Jews, and the Jewish nation would be to characterize him as anti-Biblical. And then when his hostility toward Biblical people of faith is contrasted with his preferential treatment of Muslims and Muslim nations, it further strengthens the accuracy of the anti-Biblical descriptor. In fact, there have been numerous clearly documented times when his pro-Islam positions have been the cause of his anti-Biblical actions.

Listed below in chronological order are (1) numerous records of his attacks on Biblical persons or organizations; (2) examples of the hostility toward Biblical faith that have become evident in the past three years in the Obama-led military; (3) a listing of his open attacks on Biblical values; and finally (4) a listing of numerous incidents of his preferential deference for Islam’s activities and positions, including letting his Islamic advisors guide and influence his hostility toward people of Biblical faith.

1. Acts of hostility toward people of Biblical faith:

* April 2008 – Obama speaks disrespectfully of Christians, saying they “cling to guns or religion” and have an “antipathy to people who aren't like them.” 1

* February 2009 – Obama announces plans to revoke conscience protection for health workers who refuse to participate in medical activities that go against their beliefs, and fully implements the plan in February 2011. 2

* April 2009 – When speaking at Georgetown University, Obama orders that a monogram symbolizing Jesus' name be covered when he is making his speech. 3

* May 2009 – Obama declines to host services for the National Prayer Day (a day established by federal law) at the White House. 4

* April 2009 – In a deliberate act of disrespect, Obama nominated three pro-abortion ambassadors to the Vatican; of course, the pro-life Vatican rejected all three. 5

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Derrick Bell Blames '1%' for 'Racial Hostility'


Peyton Manning meeting with Broncos? Shock: Tebow to Play Elsewhere

Peyton Manning was in the building.

The free-agent quarterback arrived by Pat Bowlen's private plane about 1:35 p.m. today at the Centennial Airport. Accompanying Manning on the flight in were Broncos' front-office boss John Elway, head coach John Fox, general manager Brian Xanders and offensive coordinator Mike McCoy.

After departing the plane, Manning and the Broncos' contingency set off The Great Toyota Sequoia Chase.

A TV camera-equipped helicopter followed the Sequoia on its slow, short ride from the Centennial Airport to the Broncos' headquarters before the SUV disappeared into Bowlen's personal garage.

Driving the SUV was Fred Fleming, Bowlen's longtime assistant. Fox was in the front passenger seat.

Elway and Manning were in the back seat. Xanders and McCoy rode behind them.

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Tim Tebow's Future with Broncos in Doubt

Friday, March 9, 2012

Now is the time for Paul to pick up delegates

Rep. Ron Paul’s presidential campaign always has banked on playing the caucus game to try to maximize his support where it counts — the delegates who will attend the national convention this summer in Tampa, Fla.

This week that strategy gets its first test in Iowa and Wyoming, where earlier nonbinding straw polls begin to turn into those convention delegates. Mr. Paul is counting on his small cadre of dedicated supporters to be the ones fighting to win those delegate seats.

“The real winnowing will happen Saturday,” said Drew Ivers, Mr. Paul’s Iowa campaign chairman, adding that the campaign is playing out the process by contacting all of the delegates and asking them to support Mr. Paul going forward.

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Reality Check: The Real Republican Delegate Numbers

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Arpaio investigation: Obama Might be Kenyan

Among the records missing for Barack Obama that would be available for an ordinary president are passport records, school records such as those from Punahou, Occidental, Columbia and Harvard, Harvard Law Review writings, scholarly articles for the University of Chicago, state bar association records from Illinois, Illinois state senate records, the marriage and divorce documents for his mother, his adoption records and others.

Now it has been revealed that the Cold Case Posse assembled by Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Maricopa County, Ariz., cannot confirm yet that Obama was not born in Kenya and brought to the United States as a days-old infant for his birth to be registered in Hawaii.

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The Vetting: Obama Assigned Reading: Bell Says Whites Might Enslave Blacks

Back when Barack Obama was a lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School, he assigned Derrick Bell’s readings in class. In particular, he assigned the introduction to Bell’s book, Faces at the Bottom of the Well. Bell’s book was highly controversial, and for good reason: it contains some of the most inflammatory racial material in the critical race theory canon. And the introduction is chock-full of it. Open your hearts and minds to the words of Derrick Bell:

Slavery is, as an example of what white America has done, a constant reminder of what white America might do.

Or this:

Black people will never gain full equality in this country. Even those herculean efforts we hail as successful will produce no more than temporary “peaks of progress,” short-lived victories that slide into irrelevance as racial patterns adapt in ways that maintain white dominance. This is a hard-to-accept fact that all history verifies.

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Update: Michigan cuts off food aid for $1-million lottery winner

Beware of too much good luck, warns a classic Greek myth – a lesson that a Michigan woman who won a $1-million state lottery jackpot has learned the hard way.

Michigan’s Department of Human Services has cut off $200 a month in food aid to Amanda Clayton in the wake of media reports that she had won $1 million in the state lottery in September. To make matters worse for Clayton, who lives in Lincoln Park near Detroit, her case has been turned over to state anti-fraud officials.

"DHS relies on clients being forthcoming about their actual financial status,” Department of Human Services Director Maura D. Corrigan said in a prepared statement. “If they are not, and continue to accept benefits, they may face criminal investigation and be required to pay back those benefits.”

Clayton, who has two children, won the lottery in September but never told state officials that her wealth status had changed. The 24-year-old woman used the jackpot money to buy a new home and car, but continued to get $200 a month from the state to feed her family, relatives have told local television and newspaper reporters.

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9-Year-Old Girl Stabs Grandmother Over TV

All I can say is that when you teach kids in school that they are animals they will start acting like one.


- Michael

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — Florence police say a 9-year-old girl stabbed her grandmother after they argued about whether she could watch television.
Investigators said the girl stabbed her 64-year-old grandmother in the back with a kitchen knife as she read the newspaper around 2 a.m. Thursday.

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Give Me Liberty or Give Me Cheap Gas

When are people going to wake up? I mean come on people, gas prices matter more then issues like...um...er...freedom and liberty?
 
- Michael




MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It might be one of the biggest issues in the upcoming presidential election. Last night, CBS News exit polls found 77 percent of those voting in seven Super Tuesday states say rising gas prices were an important factor in their vote.

The poll reflects growing consumer anxiety as gas prices have risen nearly 50 cents a gallon in just over two months.

Consumers have been telling us they are cutting corners because for most driving is a necessity.

In Minnesota the average price is 3-58. The current national average for a gallon of regular is 3-76, but some analysts are predicting that gas could rise to $5 by the summer.

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World Powers Stress Diplomacy in Iran Standoff

VIENNA (AP) -- Three days of protracted negotiations held under the specter of war highlighted the diplomatic difficulties ahead for nations intent on ensuring that Iran is not developing nuclear weapons.

In a statement Thursday that was less than dramatic, six world powers avoided any bitter criticism of Iran and said diplomacy - not war - is the best way forward.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Lottery Winner Still on Tax Payer Funded Food Stamps


Secret Service agent: Clinton’s staff rude, Hillary aloof

In a breach of tradition, a former U.S. Secret Service agent has self-published a book that savages the Clinton White House staff as arrogant and rude, suggests former first lady Hillary Clinton was aloof and charges that Bill Clinton endangered himself and agents for a “totally pointless photo op” on the South Korea-North Korea border.

In several anecdotes, former agent Dan Emmett revealed that Clinton’s young staff had “fundamental traits of rudeness and arrogance” that teetered on the verge of being dangerous at times. “Most of these youngsters were from wealthy families, and many viewed Secret Services agents as the hired help,” he writes in “Within Arms’s Length,” an autobiography that provides new details of the inner Secret Service.

In one case he told of an unnamed Clinton staffer who challenged a KGB agent during a 1993 presidential visit to Russia “as if he were dealing with a Wackenhut security officer in Toledo.”

In another, he wrote of a female staffer who wouldn’t listen to Emmett’s security advice. “She stared at me with a look as if her father had just told her she couldn’t go to the mall with her friends and get a tattoo or body piercing,” he wrote. “My patient attempts to reason were met with childlike emotion born of a past where no one in authority--probably beginning with her parents--had ever said no to her about anything.”

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Civilian Journalist Exposes TSA Body Scanners as Worthless


Dems Make Death Threats Against Rush Limbaugh

Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh is being targeted by multiple death threats after President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party ignored his apology for controversial remarks and continued to single him out for rebuke. The assault has become so nakedly partisan and opportunistic that even HBO host Bill Maher--who recently donated $1 million to Obama's Super PAC--has called it a witch hunt with intimidation as its goal

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The Vetting of Obama: Embraces Racialist Harvard Professor

Earlier today, Buzzfeed’s Ben Smith announced on Twitter that video researcher Andrew Kaczynski had released “the mysterious Harvard/Obama/race video that the Breitbart folks have been talking about.”

The video, which Kaczynski says was “licensed from a Boston television station,” shows a young Barack Obama leading a protest at Harvard Law School on behalf of Prof. Derrick Bell, a radical academic tied to Jeremiah Wright--about whom we will be releasing significant information in the coming hours.

However, the video has been selectively edited--either by the Boston television station or by Buzzfeed itself. Over the course of the day, Breitbart.com will be releasing additional footage that has been hidden by Obama's allies in the mainstream media and academia.

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Stocks Log Biggest Drop in 2012

Stocks closed sharply lower Tuesday, with the Dow posting its first triple-digit decline in

2012, fueled by fears over a Greek default and amid economic growth concerns.

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Trouble in Toledo: Wrong ballots distributed

If tonight's Dennis Kucinich-Marcy Kaptur primary in Ohio ends up close, look for this to be a potential problem: Wrong ballots distributed in Toledo.

The Kaptur campaign says possibly "more than 70 voters" were handed ballots for the 5th Congressional District instead of the 9th Congressional District, where Kaptur and Kucinich are competing.

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Ron Paul Wins Big in Virginia Primary, Big Upset of Super Tuesday?

Exit polls and early vote counts show a closer result in Virginia than had been projected, with Ron Paul winning 35 or 40 percent of the vote there.

Paul and Romney are the only two candidates on the ballot in Virginia, and Romney will win big there. But, Ron Paul may be able to pick up one or two districts in the state, which would represent a major victory for the Ron Paul campaign in its quest to win delegates.

Virginia awards 13 delegates to a candidate who wins a majority of the statewide vote. But, delegates are awarded winner-take-all at the congressional district level.

According to Nate Silver of the New York Times, exit polls found that Paul could win one or two districts in the rural part of the state.

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Romney, Santorum take three states in Super Tuesday Gingrich Takes Georgia

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney extended his delegate lead in the Republican presidential race with early victories in three Super Tuesday states, giving him a measured dose of momentum as he tries to tighten his grip on the GOP nomination.

But in a continued sign of strong opposition to Romney in the GOP’s conservative base, he was unable to stop Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich from claiming Super Tuesday successes of their own.

Romney was triumphant in Massachusetts, where he served as governor, and also coasted to easy wins in Virginia and Vermont.

“I’m going to get this nomination,” Romney told supporters in Boston.

Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator, won in Tennessee, Oklahoma and North Dakota. All three states are Tea Party strongholds.

Gingrich, meantime, won a decisive victory in Georgia.

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DARPA 'Cheetah' Robot Can Run Faster Than You

(EndPlay Staff Reports) - Looking like a four-legged "Star Wars" creature, the Pentagon's "Cheetah" robot can gallop up to 18 mph, a land speed record for legged robots.

The robot is the product of the Defense Department's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

"The robot's movements are patterned after those of fast-running animals in nature," stated a news release on DARPA's website . "The robot increases its stride and running speed by flexing and un-flexing its back on each step, much as an actual cheetah does."

Powered by an off-board hydraulic pump, the robot ran on a laboratory treadmill in a demonstration. A boom-like device keeps it running in the center of the treadmill.

The military plans to test a free-running prototype later this year.

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Monday, March 5, 2012

Mitt Romney and the Mandate

We've read many confident assurances, in Ann Coulter columns and elsewhere, that Mitt Romney never intended his Massachusetts health care plan to be a national model and never supported unconstitutional federal individual mandates. This 2009 USA Today op-ed, written at the height of the Obamacare debate, is the latest piece of evidence suggesting that this isn't exactly true.

With the subheadline "Obama could learn a thing or two about health care reform in Massachusetts," Romney had this to say about mandates:

Our experience also demonstrates that getting every citizen insured doesn't have to break the bank. First, we established incentives for those who were uninsured to buy insurance. Using tax penalties, as we did, or tax credits, as others have proposed, encourages "free riders" to take responsibility for themselves rather than pass their medical costs on to others. This doesn't cost the government a single dollar.

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Suicide Bomber Attacks US Base in Afghanistan

A suicide bomber has killed at least two Afghan civilians and wounded four others after detonating explosives at the gates of the U.S. military base at Bagram, just north of Kabul.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the bombing, saying it was revenge for the burning of Qurans several weeks ago at the Bagram Air Base.

NATO officials said no coalition troops were harmed in the attack and that the bomber did not breach the base.

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The Vetting, Part I: Barack's Love Song To Alinsky

Prior to his passing, Andrew Breitbart said that the mission of the Breitbart empire was to exemplify the free and fearless press that our Constitution protects--but which, increasingly, the mainstream media denies us.

“Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?” – “Who guards the guardians?” Andrew saw himself in that role—as a guardian protecting Americans from the left’s “objective” loyal scribes.

Andrew wanted to do what the mainstream media would not. First and foremost: Andrew pledged to vet President Barack H. Obama.

Andrew did not want to re-litigate the 2008 election. Nor did he want to let Republicans off the hook. Instead, he wanted to show that the media had failed in its most basic duty: to uncover the truth, and hold those in power accountable, regardless of party.

From today through Election Day, November 6, 2012, we will vet this president--and his rivals.

We begin with a column Andrew wrote last week in preparation for today’s Big relaunch--a story that should swing the first hammer against the glass wall the mainstream media has built around Barack Obama.

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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Hilarious Video: Ron Paul Rejects Taxpayer-Funded Bodyguards


GLAAD slams Kirk Cameron for 'unnatural' stance

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation is taking on the 1980s sitcom actor for comments Cameron made to CNN’s Piers Morgan.

Morgan asked the former Growing Pains star and evangelical Christian if he thought homosexuality was a sin. “I think that it’s unnatural,” Cameron replied on Friday’s Piers Morgan Tonight. “I think that it’s detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization.”

Cameron was also asked about gay marriage:“I believe marriage was defined by God,” Cameron said. “Marriage is almost as old as dirt, and it was defined in the Garden between Adam and Eve. One man, one woman for life till death do you part. So I would never attempt to try to redefine marriage. And I don’t think anyone else should either. So do I support the idea of gay marriage? No, I don’t.”

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Limbaugh Apologizes to law student for Insulting Insulting Law Student

WASHINGTON (AP) - Radio host Rush Limbaugh has apologized to a Georgetown University law student for calling her insulting names. He had come under intense criticism from womens' groups, politicians from both political parties and some of the advertisers on his talk show.

Limbaugh said Saturday on his website that he had chosen the wrong words in his comments about law student Sandra Fluke. He said he "did not intend a personal attack" on her.

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Autopsy Conducted on Conservative Activist Breitbart

(Reuters) - Coroners conducted an autopsy on the body of conservative activistAndrew Breitbart on Friday but deferred a formal finding on the cause of his death until toxicology and lab tests are completed, officials said.

Los Angeles County Coroner's spokesman Craig Harvey said toxicology and microscopic tissue studies were ordered because of Breitbart's death at the relatively young age of 43.

They will take four to six weeks to complete, he said.

"It's standard procedure," Harvey said. "We have a very young man who died suddenly and unexpectedly, so we want to make sure we cover all the bases."

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Ron Paul Wins Massachusetts Straw Poll With 51%

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul won a straw poll conducted by the Taunton Republican City Committee Thursday, according to a video of the event posted by the Daily Paul. Mr. Paul won the Massachusetts straw poll with more than fifty percent of the votes. Massachusetts is one of ten states that will hold an election on Super Tuesday. Mr. Paul will compete with his fellow Republican candidates for 41 delegates.

Mr. Paul garnered 51 percent of the votes to take first place in the Massachusetts straw poll. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney finished in second place with 38 percent of the votes. Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum pulled in 8 percent of the votes and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich brought in 3 percent of the votes.

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Santorum with Specter in 1995 to “Protect a Woman’s Right to Choose”



3:46 mark: “In 1996, I intend to win the other house — the White House — with ten commitments to America… including a woman’s right to choose…

13:22 mark: “Even though we have this historic opportunity for these achievements, there are those in our party who would lead us down a different path — and squander this unique moment in our nation’s history — by using our political capital — to pursue a radical social agenda — that would end a woman’s right to choose…

13:48 mark: “When Pat Robertson says there is no constitutional doctrine of separation between Church and State, I say he is wrong…

14:31 mark: “When Ralph Reed says a pro-choice Republican isn’t qualified to be our President, I say the Republican Party will not be intimidated or blackmailed by those kinds of threats.I, and millions of other pro-choice Republicans, will not be disenfranchised and made second class citizens.

15:33 mark: “… it is not Christian, or religious, or Judeo-Christian to bring God into politics; or to advocate intolerance and promote exclusion.

15:54 mark: “I want to take abortion out of politics. I want to keep the Republican Party focused on the vital economic and foreign policy issues — and leave moral issues such as abortion to the conscience of the individual. I believe abortion is an issue to be decided by women…

16:40 mark: “I pledge to lead the fight to strip the strident anti-choice language from the Republican National platform…”

Judge Imposes Lifetime Driving Ban On 17-Year-Old Boy

CRANSTON, R.I. (CBS Connecticut/AP) — A Rhode Island judge says he imposed a lifetime driving ban on a 17-year-old boy after a serious car accident because he wanted to send a message about reckless driving.

Judge William Guglietta revoked Lyle Topa’s license for the rest of his life on Tuesday in connection with the Oct. 23 crash in Charlestown. Topa and three other Chariho High School students were injured when their car crashed into a tree. One passenger was in a coma for weeks. Topa was driving with a suspended license at the time of the accident, according to The Westerly Sun.

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Tornado Horror: Baby Girl Found in Field 10 Miles From Family’s Home

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A baby girl found alone in a field in Indiana after Friday’s massive, tornado-spawning storms is being treated in a Kentucky hospital.

A spokeswoman for the hospital in Salem, Ind., where the girl was first taken said Saturday that authorities were still trying to figure out how she ended up in the field alone. St. Vincent Salem Hospital spokeswoman Melissa Richardson says the child’s family is from New Pekin, Ind., about 10 miles south of where the child was found.

Richardson says the girl is in critical condition at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Ky. She says she can’t release the name of the girl or her family.

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Jim Roger's on Who Is The Best President For America


Video: Tim Tebow escorts 10-year-old Cancer Patient on Dream Date


Bomb Squad Called to Rush Limbaugh's Home

The bomb squad is currently sweeping through Rush Limbaugh's Palm Beach home after a suspicious package was discovered on scene.

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Fugitive Charged in $2 Million Armored Vehicle Heist

A Dravosburg man killed his fellow security guard, stole more than $2 million from their armored vehicle after picking up money at a casino, visited his parents' home, then took off, authorities said on Wednesday.

"Our belief is that he planned to rob the company, and if he had to kill a guard, he planned to do that," said Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. "He shot the guy from close range in the back of the head. That's pretty cold-blooded."

As the manhunt continued, Pittsburgh police charged Kenneth J. Konias Jr., 22, with homicide, robbery and theft in the heist and killing of armored truck guard Michael Haines, 31, of East McKeesport.

Shortly after the slaying, Konias phoned a friend and admitted he killed someone, saying he had enough money so they could both live the rest of their lives without working, the criminal complaint states.

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Sheriff Joe: 'Probable cause' Obama Birth Certificate a Fraud

PHOENIX – An investigative “Cold Case Posse” launched six months ago by “America’s toughest sheriff” – Joe Arpaio of Arizona’s Maricopa County – has concluded there is probable cause that the document released by the White House last year as President Obama’s birth certificate is a computer-generated forgery.

The investigative team has asked Arpaio, who is at a news conference in Phoenix live-streamed by WND TV that began at 3 p.m. Eastern time, to elevate the investigation to a criminal probe that will make available the resources of his Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.

The posse says it has identified at least one person of interest in the alleged forgery of Obama’s birth certificate.

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Andrew Breitbart Dies at 43 (1969-2012)



Andrew passed away unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight this morning in Los Angeles.

We have lost a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a dear friend, a patriot and a happy warrior.

Andrew lived boldly, so that we more timid souls would dare to live freely and fully, and fight for the fragile liberty he showed us how to love.

Andrew recently wrote a new conclusion to his book, Righteous Indignation:

I love my job. I love fighting for what I believe in. I love having fun while doing it. I love reporting stories that the Complex refuses to report. I love fighting back, I love finding allies, and—famously—I enjoy making enemies.

Three years ago, I was mostly a behind-the-scenes guy who linked to stuff on a very popular website. I always wondered what it would be like to enter the public realm to fight for what I believe in. I’ve lost friends, perhaps dozens. But I’ve gained hundreds, thousands—who knows?—of allies. At the end of the day, I can look at myself in the mirror, and I sleep very well at night.

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Andrew Breitbart Talked Politics in L.A. Bar an Hour Before Dying

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

New Ron Paul Ad: Three of a Kind

Paul Returns to DC to Assail Bernanke

Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) took a break from his presidential bid to pursue one of his

favorite pastimes — criticizing the Federal Reserve.

Paul returned to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to question Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, who was appearing before the House Financial Services Committee to deliver his semiannual testimony.

The longtime central bank critic and author of End the Fed opened with a lengthy critique of the central banking system, which he maintained is a wrongheaded experiment that has fueled bubbles and bursts in the financial system.

"Nobody's smart enough to have central economic planning," he said. "Our time has come for serious discussion on monetary reform."

"The Fed's going to self-destruct eventually anyways," Paul added later.

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Is the Media Finally Paying Attention to Obama's Eligibility?

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Poll after poll in recent months has indicated that Americans have a high level of concern over Barack Obama’s eligibility to be president, with one poll showing fully half of the nation wants Congress to investigate the question.

But reporters for the traditional media – networks, major newspapers, major news corporations and conglomerates – mostly have giggled when talk turns to the serious question of just what the U.S. Constitution requires of presidents.

Nevertheless, media organizations from all political persuasions are seeking admittance to a news conference to be held by Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Ariz.

The event is tomorrow at 1 p.m. Mountain Standard Time in Phoenix, 3 p.m. Eastern, and will be live-streamed by WND.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Romney Wins Arizona GOP Primary

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has won the Arizona primary.

Romney and Rick Santorum, meanwhile, are vying for supremacy in Romney's native Michigan, with early returns showing them in a close race.  With 13 percent of Michigan precincts voting, Romney with 41 percent leading Santorum with 38 percent, Ron Paul at 11 percent and Newt Gingrich with 7 percent.

US Government Builds $750,000 Soccer Field for Gitmo Detainees

In 2008, President Obama campaigned on closing the Guantanamo Bay terrorist detention

facility, a move he said would "regain America's moral stature in the world." Apparently by "close," he meant, "make more fun!" Your tax dollars at work, America:


At a time of record deficits, a new soccer field for detainees at Camp 6 in Guantanamo Bay is just getting the finishing touches -- at a cost of $750,000 to taxpayers. The project was the highlight of a tour Tuesday of the detention camp for reporters at the facility covering the arraignment in a military court of Majid Khan, a former Baltimore resident and the the only legal U.S. resident on trial at Guantanamo.The project began in April 2011 and is due to finish this spring. The detainees will now have three recreation facilities at Camp 6, which is home to "highly compliant" detainees who live in a communal setting.

In addition to an indoor recreation field and the existing outdoor recreation field, the new soccer field -- selected because it is such a popular sport with detainees -- is half the size of an American football field. The new field has been specially constructed so that the detainees "have maximum access" -- about 20 hours a day. Special passageways allow the detainees to pass into the new recreation yard without being escorted by the military. On the tour, a military police representative who asked not to be identified by name said allowing high levels of activity outdoors helped reduce behavioral problems at the camps, and it also limited the amount of interaction between detainees and the guards.

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Afghans: Quran-burning soldiers to face trial

In what could chill the dedication of every soldier in the field, the U.S. government has refused to deny reports by the government of Afghanistan that claim NATO has agreed to have the soldiers who burned copies of the Quran face trial.

Last week Afghan president Hamid Karzai demanded NATO turn over the U.S. troops to be tried in Afghanistan for the incident. Barack Obama subsequently sent a letter to Karzai reassuring him that the troops involved would be punished for their actions.

Part of the three-page letter to Karzai said, “I extend to you and the Afghan people my sincere apologies. We will take the appropriate steps to avoid any recurrence, to include holding accountable those responsible.”

It is unclear exactly what Obama meant by that statement as the White House has not released the full text of the letter. However the Afghan government may have provided insight into its contents.

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Canadian Government: Homeschoolers Can't be Taught 'Gay' Sex Sinful

Homeschooling families will soon be forbidden from teaching that homosexual sex is sinful as part of their schooling program, according to the government of Alberta, Canada.

Under the province’s Education Act, homeschoolers and religious schools will be banned from “disrespecting” people’s differences, Alberta Education Minister Thomas Lukaszuk’s office told LifeSiteNews just last week.


“Whatever the nature of schooling – homeschool, private school, Catholic school – we do not tolerate disrespect for differences,” said Donna McColl, Lukaszuk’s assistant director of communications. “You can affirm the family’s ideology in your family life, you just can’t do it as part of your educational study and instruction.”

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Ethicists Argue for After-Birth Abortion

 Original Article Link

Pockets of the Internet are just beginning to bubble over paper published in the March issue of the Journal of Medical Ethics. Editors of the journal decided to prepublish the paper, titled, “After-birth abortion: why should the baby live?”, online last week, and it’s already making waves. From the abstract:


Abortion is largely accepted even for reasons that do not have anything to do with the fetus’ health. By showing that (1) both fetuses and newborns do not have the same moral status as actual persons, (2) the fact that both are potential persons is morally irrelevant and (3) adoption is not always in the best interest of actual people, the authors argue that what we call ‘after-birth abortion’ (killing a newborn) should be permissible in all the cases where abortion is, including cases where the newborn is not disabled.

So far, only a handful of blogs have picked it up (this one includes a lengthier summary of the authors’ arguments, if you’re interested), but, predictably, the comments sections on those posts are blowing up. Earlier today, the editors of the journal published a response in defense of their decision to publish the paper:

This article has elicited personally abusive correspondence to the authors, threatening their lives and personal safety. The Journal has received a string abusive emails for its decision to publish this article. This abuse is typically anonymous.

… As Editor of the Journal, I would like to defend its publication. The arguments presented, in fact, are largely not new and have been presented repeatedly in the academic literature and public fora by the most eminent philosophers and bioethicists in the world, including Peter Singer, Michael Tooley and John Harris in defence of infanticide, which the authors call after-birth abortion.

The novel contribution of this paper is not an argument in favour of infanticide – the paper repeats the arguments made famous by Tooley and Singer – but rather their application in consideration of maternal and family interests. The paper also draws attention to the fact that infanticide is practised in the Netherlands.

… What is disturbing is not the arguments in this paper nor its publication in an ethics journal. It is the hostile, abusive, threatening responses that it has elicited. More than ever, proper academic discussion and freedom are under threat from fanatics opposed to the very values of a liberal society.

Read the journal’s full response over here.

Ron Paul Shatters Attendance Records with 4,000 Attendees

2012 Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul shattered his already-impressive record of drawing supporters and undecided voters to his campaign events. Today, in a phenomenon unique to the Paul campaign, the 12-term Congressman from Texas drew an impressive 4,000 supporters to a youth rally held at Michigan State University.

Dr. Paul’s East Lansing Rally took place at 4:00 p.m. EST in the Concert Auditorium of Michigan State University, located at 149 Auditorium Road, East Lansing, MI 48824. The rally, part of a campaign swing in Michigan, was conducted in cooperation with ‘Youth for Ron Paul.’

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Poll: Ron Paul Beats Obama Nationally

Fans of Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul will rejoice upon hearing the following news: Congressman Paul (R-TX) has defeated President Barack Obama in a Rasmussen Reports daily presidential tracking poll of general election voters released Monday. This is the first time that Mr. Paul has defeated Mr. Obama nationally. Mr. Paul garnered 43 percent of the votes among general election voters and Mr. Obama pulled 41 percent of the votes.

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney also bested Mr. Obama. The Bain Capital co-founder earned 45 percent of the votes and the former Illinois senator brought in 43 percent of the votes. This is the first time since December 2011 that Mr. Romney has led Mr. Obama in a Rasmussen Reports daily presidential tracking poll.

While Mr. Paul and Mr. Romney are now favored over Mr. Obama in a general election, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich trail the president. Mr. Santorum lost to Mr. Obama by 2 percentage points and Mr. Gingrich fell to the president by 10 percentage points.

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Monumental: In Search of America’s National Treasure

From The Glenn Beck Show


Kirk Cameron stopped by The Glenn Beck Program last week to talk to Glenn about his upcoming documentary, Monumental: In Search of America’s National Treasure.

Monumental is a live event, hosted by Kirk Cameron. On Tuesday, March 27th 2012, in over 450 theaters nationwide, audiences will come together for this live, one-night event. The two-hour event will begin at 7:30pm ET, 6:30pm CT, 5:30pm MT, and 8:00pm PT (tape delayed), and is suitable for ages 13+.

While making this documentary Kirk Cameron came to many of the same solutions that Glenn has over the past few years. Kirk Cameron, father of six, is more than concerned with the direction our country is headed, and went looking for solutions within the founding of America. Solutions do not start in Washington, D.C. at the White House, they start in each and every one of our homes. Top down solutions will not solve America’s growing problems. First we have to fix our own hearts.

On GBTV Kirk Cameron said, “I think we’re all headed down the road to understanding that we can’t have this top down system. That ultimately it’s got to start within the heart. We’ve got to be breaking free from the chains that bind us into selfishness, and greed, and the lust, and for power, and all this; and begin serving one another, with faith in God, and loving our husbands, loving our wives, training our children, and having a long-term view of doing the right thing over the long haul, and eventually things will start to turn around.”

This documentary started as a quest for solutions to the problems facing our country, and to find out where we started going wrong. Kirk Cameron took a journey that traced the heroic travels of the early Pilgrims and the unlikely men and women who risked everything for liberty. This documentary will allow you to experience the stories of faith that guided education, government, and civil life in the early founding of America.

This morning on the radio show Glenn encouraged listeners to attend the live-event.

“He knows that America has to be restored. He is a dad. He didn’t know what the answer was. He heard about this monument where the pilgrims landed and had never heard of it. He went there at the urging of a historian because just about four or five years ago, he started paying attention. He was like, okay, there’s trouble. What’s going on with our country? We’re in real trouble and how do we fix it? He learned ‑‑ he felt that the first thing he had to do was restore history in himself and to his children,” Glenn said.

He added, “I urge you to go to Monumentalmovie.com and check it out. And then get your church and your like minded groups, your Tea Party group, your 9/12 project and go to the movie.


Tough Re-election Road Awaits Michele Bachmann

Rebounding from her failed presidential bid, Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann is

setting her sights on re-election to the House — but she faces a tough battle to retain her seat in a redrawn Minnesota district.

One recent poll showed Bachmann’s favorability rating among Minnesota voters at just 34 percent.

And the Minnesota congresswoman’s national base of conservative donors may be tiring of her pleas for money, as she carries a $1 million presidential campaign debt from her fumbled bid.

“May God bless you, and God bless the United States of America.” With those words, Bachmann departed the Republican presidential arena in January, following a disappointing sixth place finish in Iowa.

Many were surprised that one of the conservative movement’s newest icons would suffer such a disastrous defeat. But a series of fumbles and gaffes on the campaign trail not only caused her campaign to go into a tailspin, it tarnished her most important asset: her ability to raise funds from the grassroots across the nation.

During the presidential race tea partyers rallied to her side, despite a series of misstatements (that HPV vaccine causes mental retardation, for example) and campaign goofs.

The congresswoman’s presidential effort seemed to unravel in the days leading up to the Iowa caucus, when her state chairman Kent Sorenson suddenly announced he was quitting her campaign to join Ron Paul’s team.

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Can Obama's Detention Plans be Stopped?

FEMA Camps
A bipartisan team ranging from former Al Gore consultant Naomi Wolf to Ronald Reagan Justice Department official Bruce Fein have committed to working with state and local governments to make sure the citizen detention plans signed into law by Barack Obama are not enforced.

“Journalists aren’t safe. Union leaders aren’t safe. Activists aren’t safe. Liberty is not safe,” Wolf, an author of half a dozen books, said during a telephone conference call announcing plans.


The focal point of their worry is the National Defense Authorization Act, which includes several sections that provide for the unrestricted detention of even U.S. citizens under some circumstances.

Obama, in signing the law, suggested that such detentions are a possibility but promised not to exercise his power.

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One Student Dies in Ohio School Shooting

A teenage gunman killed a fellow student and wounded four others at a high school in northeast Ohio early Monday before being chased away and arrested, authorities said.

The 17-year-old began shooting at Chardon High School around 7:30 a.m., before school started, police said. Several teachers chased the suspect from the school, federal authorities said, and he was later arrested near his car a mile away.

Authorities didn't immediately identify the alleged gunman, citing his status as a juvenile, or comment on a motive. "Folks, just bear with us, we have a lot of homework to do," Chardon Police Chief Tim McKenna said at an afternoon news conference in Chardon, a town of 5,100 about 30 miles east of Cleveland.

A Federal Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman said authorities believe the suspect was a student at the school.

Danny Komertz, a 15-year-old who said he witnessed the shooting, in the cafeteria, told the Associated Press the gunman was known as an outcast.

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Obama to Cut Healthcare Benefits for Active Duty and Retired US Military

The Obama administration’s proposed defense budget calls for military families and retirees to pay sharply more for their healthcare, while leaving unionized civilian defense workers’ benefits untouched. The proposal is causing a major rift within the Pentagon, according to U.S. officials. Several congressional aides suggested the move is designed to increase the enrollment in Obamacare’s state-run insurance exchanges.

The disparity in treatment between civilian and uniformed personnel is causing a backlash within the military that could undermine recruitment and retention.

The proposed increases in health care payments by service members, which must be approved by Congress, are part of the Pentagon’s $487 billion cut in spending. It seeks to save $1.8 billion from the Tricare medical system in the fiscal 2013 budget, and $12.9 billion by 2017.

Many in Congress are opposing the proposed changes, which would require the passage of new legislation before being put in place.

“We shouldn’t ask our military to pay our bills when we aren’t willing to impose a similar hardship on the rest of the population,” Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and a Republican from California, said in a statement to the Washington Free Beacon. “We can’t keep asking those who have given so much to give that much more.”

Administration officials told Congress that one goal of the increased fees is to force military retirees to reduce their involvement in Tricare and eventually opt out of the program in favor of alternatives established by the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.

“When they talked to us, they did mention the option of healthcare exchanges under Obamacare. So it’s in their mind,” said a congressional aide involved in the issue.

Military personnel from several of the armed services voiced their opposition to a means-tested tier system for Tricare, prompting Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey to issue a statement Feb. 21.

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Gingrich slams Santorum as 'big labor Republican'

NASHVILLE (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Monday slammed rival Rick Santorum as a "big labor Republican," accusing him of siding with unions over Memphis-based FedEx when the Senate grappled with a labor dispute in the 1990s.

Gingrich, the former Georgia congressman and House Speaker, is hoping to revive his struggling campaign in the South, and he tailored his message Monday to Republican voters in Tennessee. Although polls show a close race between Santorum and Mitt Romney, Gingrich challenged the former Pennsylvania senator and his conservative credentials.

"I think there are profound reasons that Rick lost the Senate race by the largest margin in Pennsylvania history in 2006 and I think it's very hard for him to carry that all the way to the general," Gingrich said. "Then he comes South and you take the case right here. He voted for the unions over FedEx. I suspect most folks in the state don't know that. But in fact he was a big labor Republican in Pennsylvania and I suspect when you get to Memphis and you say to people, `Gee, this is a guy who wanted to guarantee that FedEx give into the unions.' Santorum won't be as popular the following morning."

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