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Franklin Center - Big Labor bosses and so-called “solidarity”  

Big Labor bosses and so-called "solidarity"

Did you know that almost 500 union officers and employees made more than a quarter of a million dollars last year? For many Americans, such payouts fly in the face of the “solidarity” rhetoric that union leaders frequently use. That's why reporters have been hard at work owning this story and asking the tough questions about Big Labor's salaries.

How much do labor union leaders in your state make?


A Note >From Our President

Dear Reader,

At their best, labor unions can be a strong advocate for employees, but often union leaders stop effectively representing their members and focus rather on personal gain. recently found that hundreds of union officers and employees made more than a quarter of a million dollars last year - and all of it came straight out of the pockets of hardworking Americans.

Many employees have little choice in how their dues are spent, so we want to make sure they're informed about the inner workings of the labor groups that are supposed to represent their interests. Holding government accountable means holding influential interest groups accountable too.

Best regards,

Jason Stverak
President, Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity




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Heritage - Government Insider on Security Risks: 'I Am Tired of the Cover Ups' 

The Daily Signal


September 18, 2014

Morning Bell

Government Insider Warned of Security Risks: 'I Am Tired of the Cover Ups'

A new government report warns that security problems put your "sensitive personal information" at risk, writes Daily Signal senior independent contributor Sharyl Attkisson.

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How Bobby Jindal's 7-Year-Old Son Outsmarted Common Core

Louisiana governor shares a funny story about his son, who was required to explain why 18 + 4 = 22.

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Do Women Really Earn 22 Percent Less Than Men?

Daily Policy Focus: If companies behaved that way, they would face lawsuits.

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Rights Equal Rights - New Mormon Secret Documents Released - Public's Help Sought 

Rights Equal Rights Web Site Launched

LOS ANGELES, CA -- Frontiers Magazine today released a brand new batch of secret documents from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church) detailing just how the Mormon Church planned to pass gay marriage bans across the United States.

The newly uncovered documents are from the late 1990's and show exactly how top Mormon Church leaders wrote and then implemented their strategy to qualify and pass California's Proposition 22 in 2000. Prop 22 banned gay marriage in the nation's largest state and was one of the first bans to face voters. Karen Ocamb, News Editor at Frontiers, who broke the story today, reports that the California initiative served as the church's template to pass identical bans in 30 more states.

"When I read these documents I couldn't believe my eyes," said Fred Karger who turned over the up 'til now secret documents. "It's amazing that the Mormon Church using all its tax deductible dollars operates like a major political machine."
Should the Mormon Church be Taxed?

This latest revelation has prompted our organization Rights Equal Rights to consider filing a formal complaint with the Internal Revenue Service regarding the Mormon Church's tax status. Karger first announced this possibility on the television show Gay USA in August.

"Since we uncovered the Mormon Church's vast role in qualifying and passing California's Proposition 8 six years ago, many people have asked us to look into the Mormon Church and all its political activities and business holdings.  Since the Mormon Church has an estimated $1 trillion in business investments around the world, and is so heavily involved in politics, we are beginning that process.
Help Us Determine if We Should File a Complaint With the IRS

The IRS has very strict rules on exactly how much time and money a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization like the Mormon Church may spend on political activity," said Karger. "So today we've set up a web site, established a tip line and a special email address to get help from anyone who might be able to shed light on just how the Mormon Church operates in politics and business."

Check out our web site:
Email us with any tips:
Give us a call on our tip line:  385-236-3131

If these tips combined with our own extensive research reveal that the Mormon Church may have crossed the IRS threshold for a tax exempt organization, we will likely file a form #13909 with the IRS and ask them to investigate.

The Mormon Church continues its nearly 20 battle against loving same-sex couples in this country who just want to get married. Earlier this month the Mormon Church filed an amicus brief asking the United States Supreme Court to overturn Utah's recently enacted gay marriage law.
Mormon Leaders to Their Gay Members - "It's a Sin"

The Utah based Mormon Church does not allow any LGBT members unless they are celibate for life. It also continues to punish, bully and ostracize anyone in the church who is lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

According to a study by San Francisco State University, the state of Utah has 8 times the attempted teen suicide rate of any other state, yes 8 times as many young people try to kill themselves in Utah because they are taught by the Mormon Church that they are evil.

"So until the Mormon Church embraces its LGBT members and stops funding and working to pass laws to take our rights away, we will continue to lift the veil on all they do," concluded Karger.

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Please support Rights Equal Rights so that we may continue to fight against the Mormon Church and NOM. 100% of your contribution goes to taking on these opponents of equality.  Thank you!!!

TeaParty - Draft Congressman Trey Gowdy  

Speaker of the House Trey Gowdy -- How does that sound?

Today the Tea Party Leadership Fund is launching a nationwide campaign to draft Congressman Trey Gowdy to serve as the next Speaker of the House AND BRING TRUE CONSERVATIVE LEADERSHIP TO CONGRESS.

More than 100,000 patriotic Americans have already called for a conservative to lead the House of Representatives -- our last line of defense against Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid.

Will you join the call to draft Trey Gowdy to be the next Speaker of the House -- replacing John Boehner who has too often compromised and capitulated to Barack Obama?

Click here to sign your petition to draft Trey Gowdy as the next Speaker of the House.

America needs a strong leader like Congressman Trey Gowdy who's proven he will stand up to Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid -- and liberals in his own party when necessary.

You know Trey Gowdy as the Chairman of the Congressional Select Committee on Benghazi -- hearing that started TODAY. But you also know Congressman Gowdy for so much more.

In fact, under Gowdy's leadership:

     - We could have repealed and defunded Obamacare,

     - We could have said no to the massive debt increase in the latest tax-and-spend liberal budget,

     - We could have protected disabled veterans' pensions AND CUT CONGRESS INSTEAD; and

     - We wouldn't be on the verge of a massive new Amnesty bill.

That's why it's so important that we raise up 1 million Americans who will put their name on the line to draft Trey Gowdy as Speaker of the House.

And that's why I'm asking you to sign your Draft Trey Gowdy for Speaker Petition today by clicking here immediately.

Frankly, it doesn't do Americans any good when Republicans appease Barack Obama -- and that is exactly what is happing today with John Boehner as our speaker. Whether its raising the debt ceiling, selling out our veterans (Gowdy is a veteran), pushing Amnesty, or caving in on fully funding Obamacare -- our GOP leaders have failed us.

That's why with your help and signed petition today, we will start a grassroots movement to make Trey Gowdy the next Speaker of the House. We can't let the establishment keep putting up their cronies year in and year out to block true Conservative ideas that would shrink government and their power. Will you sign your name today?

The Tea Party Leadership Fund mission is clear:

   1.  We are dedicated to recruiting Americans who share the Founding Fathers' vision of America as a beacon of liberty and hope throughout the world.

   2.  We are a grassroots movement bringing ordinary citizens together to advance fundamentally American values.

   3.  We are not a political party and are not beholden to any party or politician.

   4.  AND most importantly, We seek to reform the entire political environment from the bottom up and return political power to where it was always intended: the American people.

That's why with your help, we are the perfect messenger to kick out the current liberal GOP leaders in Congress and replace them with a true, conservative leader -- Congressman Trey Gowdy.

If you support having a strong, conservative leadership team in the US Congress -- led by a no - nonsense, conservative prosecutor and military man -- I'm asking you to do two things immediately:

     1) Please -- right now before you do anything else -- click here to sign your Draft Trey Gowdy for Speaker Petition. I need you if we are going to reach our goal of 1 million signatures.

     2) After you sign, please make a generous donation to help us reach our goal. Even $5 will help us distribute this petition to thousands more patriotic Americans. Of course, if you can afford $35 or even $75 that will be so much more helpful.

No matter what you are able to give, please sign your Draft Trey Gowdy Petition Right away.

The truth is -- GOP leadership elections have already started. And if the American people are going to have a conservative voice in Congress to lead the GOP -- I must have your support today.


Rusty Humphries

PS. I need your immediate help. GOP leadership elections have already started in the House of Representatives.

Will you join the call to draft Trey Gowdy to be the next Speaker of the House -- replacing John Boehner, who has too often compromised and capitulated to with Barack Obama?


Watchdog - TSA doesn’t know what it doesn’t know