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House approves lowering tuition for Colorado illegal immigrant students, bill goes to governor. DENVER - A bill allowing lower tuition rates for illegal immigrant students received final approval from state House lawmakers Friday. The bill passed 40-21 and will now proceed to Gov. John Hickenlooper, who is expected to sign the bill. Three Republicans joined with all the Democratic lawmakers to approve the bill. Hickenlooper tweeted, "Undocumented kids will now have a fair and equitable way to pursue a higher education in CO.

Well done. " The bill allows students who graduate from Colorado high schools to attend college at the in-state rate regardless of their immigration status. Currently, students in the country illegally must pay the non-resident tuition rate, which can be more than three times higher than the in-state rate. The proposal and similar bills have been debated at the Colorado Legislature for a decade. Legislative analysts say the measure could affect some 500 students next school year. Nancy Pelosi: Tax cuts are spending, and we must curtail spending. By Doug Powers • March 7, 2013 04:33 PM **Written by Doug Powers The good news: Nancy Pelosi wants to reduce spending. The bad news: She thinks tax increases are spending reductions: Watch the latest video at “Our whole budget is what, $3.5 trillion?

So when we talk about reducing spending, we certainly must, and we certainly have — $1.6 trillion in the previous Congress, $1.2 of it in the Budget Control Act. The very simple economic philosophy of Nancy Pelosi and too many others is that all your money belongs to government and what you have left over is because of their good graces, but it comes as an expense to them so try not to be too greedy. Oddly enough, if you work and would like a tax cut, according to Pelosi you’re asking the government to increase spending… and that’s bad for our economic future. You’ve entered… Twitter @ThePowersThatBe Like this: Like Loading... ~ For the latest breaking news, be sure to join Michelle's Email List: Concerned citizens rally in support of … Dorner? Posted at 11:01 am on February 17, 2013 by Jazz Shaw I first expressed some concerns over this growing meme one week ago, and MK Hammer found it cropping up in other places a few days later. Now it’s apparently spilling out into the streets of California, as people attempt to make the recently expired cop killer Christopher Dorner into some sort of martyr / hero.

Dozens of protesters rallied outside Los Angeles police headquarters Saturday in support of Christopher Dorner, the former LAPD officer and suspected killer of four who died after a shootout and fire this week at a mountain cabin following one of the biggest manhunts in recent memory.Protesters told the Los Angeles Times they didn’t support Dorner’s deadly methods, but objected to police corruption and brutality, and believed Dorner’s claims of racism and unfair treatment by the department. Still, the latest group of protesters wanted to get their message out there.

Signs expressed anger at police and support for Dorner. High Public Debt Damages Economic Growth. When President Obama says he wants “a smarter government that sets priorities and invests in broad-based growth,” he means more government spending. This is why his State of the Union provided a laundry list of new government initiatives that will require new government spending. As Heritage expert Romina Boccia demonstrates in a new paper, the problem is that government spending that leads to massive debt actually damages economic growth in the future.

Even without a Greek-style debt crisis, high levels of debt held by the public hamper economic growth and reduce opportunity in America. According to Boccia: A full-fledged fiscal crisis hits a country with the same force as a patient suffering severe trauma. However, a no-drama debt overhang that reduces growth slowly drains the life from the patient, like a long-term disease. Slower economic growth is not an abstract concept. This is economic reality, not some far-off theory. Outgoing transportation secretary: America is one big pothole right now. **Written by Doug Powers President Obama, February 2009: “Because of this investment, nearly 400,000 men and women will go to work rebuilding our crumbling roads and bridges, repairing our faulty dams and levees, bringing critical broadband connections to businesses and homes in nearly every community in America, upgrading mass transit, building high-speed rail lines that will improve travel and commerce throughout our nation.” ***** Joe Biden, February 2009: “Starting today, our administration will be working day and night to provide more aid for the unemployed, create immediate jobs building our roads and our bridges, make long-term investments in a smarter energy grid, and so much more.” ***** Nancy Pelosi, January 2009: “While there are many components to this economic recovery and jobs package.

Ray LaHood, June 2009: “Within the first five months, we have made $19 billion — roughly 40 percent of our recovery funds — available to all 50 states and three territories. (h/t Connie Hair) Amnesty gang to law-abiders: You’re chumps! Amnesty Gang Throws Law-Abiders Under the Bus by Michelle MalkinCreators SyndicateCopyright 2013 President Obama and the bipartisan Gang of Eight in Washington who want to create a “pathway to citizenship” for millions of illegal aliens have sent a message loud and clear to those who follow the rules: You’re chumps! Have you patiently waited for months and years for the State Department and Department of Homeland Security to slog through your application? You’re chumps!

Have you paid thousands of dollars in travel, legal and medical fees to abide by the thicket of entry, employment, health and processing regulations? You’re chumps! Have you studied for your naturalization test, taken the oath of allegiance to heart, embraced our time-tested principle of the rule of law, and demonstrated that you will be a financially independent, productive citizen? You’re chumps! Unrepentant amnesty peddlers on both sides of the aisle admit their plan is all about votes and power. To which I say: So? » America on fast track to tyranny: Could this really happen here? The Bill of Rights is under attack as never before. And the assault, every bit the definition of "treasonous" to the most reasonable of people, is being waged by the very government whose charge it is to preserve, protect and defend it. Worse, a growing nation of sheeple, fostered by large carrots on short sticks sold as "free," has been complicit in helping to usher in the Era of the Dependent Serf.

It's a cohort so lacking in intellectual wherewithal that "independence," for them, is the pejorative their government masters tell them it is. Think of religious freedom being conscripted in pursuit of further socializing medicine. Think of "progressives" seeking to curtail gun liberties in the name of "security.

" (Never mind that they are too ignorant to realize -- or too hubris-filled to accept -- that those who do so deserve neither liberty nor security but will learn in tragic fashion that neither can exist in such a climate.) Where might this lead? --Jan. 21, 2017. --June 10, 2017. CURL: The terrifying mindset of Secretary Clinton. Her words are already long gone from the daily flow; in fact, they never really resonated at all, were all but ignored by the mainstream media, and were characterized more as a feisty in-your-face comeback than what they truly were. And what they truly were was horrifying — but at the same time a deep insight into the Democratic mindset, as well as a peek at what may be coming in 2016.

Last week, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton finally appeared to answer questions before two congressional panels on exactly what happened at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012. That day, the consulate was overrun by heavily armed terrorists, some with rocket-propelled grenade launchers, others with high-powered assault weapons. They swept past the almost nonexistent security, killed the U.S. ambassador and set the building on fire. Asked during a Senate hearing why they had given out faulty information for so long, Mrs. But Mrs. And that is terrifying. Woman Tries Buying iPad with Food Stamps - Food Stamps. Louisville, Kentucky (The Weekly Vice) - Tracy Browning, a 38-year-old Louisville woman, was jailed after she allegedly tried to purchase several iPads with a food stamp card, then fled to another location where she tried to make the same transaction.

According to Louisville police, Browning went to the Valley Station Walmart and tried to purchase two iPads with an Electronic Benefit Transfer card. When the transaction was denied, she assaulted a store clerk, pushed another employee to the ground and fled from the store with the merchandise. Investigators say Browning went to another Walmart in the area a short time later and again attempted to buy several iPads with an EBT card. She was apprehended at the scene while attempting to flee with the merchandise. Browning, according to police, has been banned from all Wal-Mart locations due to prior incidents with the store.

She was booked into the Louisville Metro Jail and charged with robbery, shoplifting and trespassing. Precedent Teaches Us The Left Really Wants ALL Our Guns. When the Supreme Court, or any other court for that matter, makes a ruling in a case they first look for precedent, in other words to see if there has been a court decision rendered on the same subject in the past and usually defer to the old decision in ruling on the case. The greatest teacher in life is experience; it only takes one time of burning your fingers on a hot stove to know that you never want to touch another one. The next greatest teacher is observation, paying attention to someone else's experiences and profiting from their wins and losses, trials and errors. In my generation I have seen the rise and fall of fascism, communism, different experiments in socialism and the kind of downright social and fiscal foolishness that leads to what has recently happened in Greece.

There is an old saying that those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. There is at this time a huge debate in our nation about the private ownership of firearms. Let's look at some precedent: Hannity foresees states leaving union if federal government continues 'radicalized, abusive' pattern [VIDEO] On his Friday radio show, conservative talker and Fox News host Sean Hannity warned that the United States may fall apart if tax rates remain high. “The states are now fighting and battling against their own federal government,” Hannity said. ”Same thing with individuals.

If you live in a state like New York, New Jersey, California [or] one of these high-tax states [where] 60-plus cents of every dollar goes to taxes, you’ll say, ‘What the hell am I doing this for?’” “A lot of people have told me that,” Hannity continued. “A lot of people are moving. … I noticed that Bobby Jindal moved to remove his state income tax. States with lower taxes may soon decide they want to stop shouldering the burden of states with higher taxes, Hannity warned. “People that are fed up with a power hungry, radicalized, abusive federal government intruding into every aspect of our lives,” Hannity continued. “There is a tipping point in all of these debates,” he said.

(h/t Media Matters) Retired Navy Adm. James A. Lyons: Disarmed by Shariah. Retired Navy Adm. James A. Lyons was commander-in-chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet and senior U.S. military representative to the United Nations. If only men like him were still in charge. LYONS: Disarmed by Shariah Washington Times (hat tip Ken)Political correctness prevents Army from recognizing seditionToday, the mind-numbing disease of political correctness has so infected the American military leadership that it is a threat in itself. The political correctness mentality was the principal reason why Fort Hood’s alleged murderer, Maj. Police Kicked Out Of Belleville Denny’s For Being Armed.

News Get Breaking News First Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning. Sign Up BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KMOX) – Belleville police chief Bill Clay is ordering his officers to get their pancakes from anywhere but Denny’s, calling the restaurant “political stupidness.” The new orders come after a New Year’s Day clash between five detectives and one Denny’s manager. The department says the detectives were out of uniform but wearing their badges, when manager David Rice asked them to either leave or put their guns in their vehicle.

Rice, told the detectives that one of their weapons, specifically a female detective’s gun, was making another diner feel uncomfortable. As the officers were leaving, without their food, General Manager Michael Van walked up and corrected the manager and said it was fine for them to stay, but the officers said it would be too awkward and they left. Letter to Feinstein. Cheney Takes Flamethrower To Obama - Dick Cheney. Watch the latest video at <a href=" Former Vice President Dick Cheney was honored last night at the Hudson Institute’s 2012 Herman Khan Award Dinner at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. Cheney was introduced by Lewis “Scooter” Libby, who spoke in detail about Cheney’s life and accomplishments, joking about how Cheney twice flunked out of Yale, and joking about Cheney’s hunting incident. In his remarks Cheney was harshly critical of President Obama and the administration’s policy in the Mideast.

He said he’s very, very concerned about what he sees developing day by day. He detailed the history of weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East, and what has been done to fight terror and said the Middle East is a very, very dangerous part of the world. He said that when he hears our president announce that we got Bin Laden and we can “pivot” to Asia he is on the one hand “appalled” and on the other hand fears for future developments. The Terrifying Line in Obama's Speech That Everyone Missed.

President Obama's convention speech got rough reviews, and rightly so. He offered little but tired bromides and recycled promises. But critics overlooked one promise that will guarantee an even bleaker future. There was plenty to dislike in Obama's speech. The language was flat, his delivery languid. The speech was stuffed with standard Obama chestnuts about the smallness of politics, the corrupting influence of money in politics, and how cynicism is our worst enemy. Instead of stirring rhetoric filled with hope and promise, Obama pledged that under his leadership, "our path is harder" and "our road is longer.

" Seriously? He also told the public that they "elected me to tell you the truth" not to "tell you what you wanted to hear," but then proceeded to hide inconvenient truths while filling the public's ears with sweet nothings. He said he'd spend money saved from ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan on roads, bridges and schools. The Grand Old Republican Party Is Over. Obama’s jobs council chairman on China: State run communism might not be your cup of tea, but their government works. United Nations Declares Contraception Access a "Human Right" Why Isn't Romney Slaughtering Obama? Obama's Regulatory Agenda Goes Undercover. The U.S. Should Emulate Israel's Gun Culture. Ethanol Mandate: List of Opponents Keeps Growing. Graph: The ‘green energy’ implosion. New insurance fee in health overhaul law likely to hit consumers. Are Entitlements Corrupting Us? Yes. Food-Stamp Use Climbs to Record, Reviving Campaign Issue.

Chart: Government Spending Drives Debt Limit Higher. Ryan asks if Obama will meet deadline to submit a budget request this year. Paul Ryan: Obama 2nd term ‘won’t be pretty’ - David Rogers. U.S. Farmers Seeing Record Profits, Thanks to Taxpayers and Government. Why would anyone possibly contemplate working for a living? Carney: Deficit reduction is not a worthy goal onto itself. Social Security Pays Benefits to Millionaires' Children. EEOC’s New Employment Guidelines and Impact of Barring Criminal Background Checks.