President Barack Obama’s administration has decided to let the surrogate birth industry sell U.S. citizenship — and access to the U.S. welfare system — to foreign parents who never even set foot in the United States.
The fertility clinics will be able to pocket the profits, after granting access to American education, health, welfare and retirement services to the foreign children and the foreign parents.
–SNIP– The change means that a woman who is a U.S. citizen can be hired by a reproductive medical clinic to become pregnant overseas and to give birth in China, Saudi Arabia, or anywhere else, and then effectively hand a U.S. passport to the baby.
That’s a huge benefit to the child, because it makes him or her a U.S. citizen, even if he or she never breathes American air, or lives among Americans, knows English or shares any American cultural norms or ideas with their natural-born American citizens.
It is also a huge benefit for the parents, because they too can get citizenship once their child becomes an adult. That citizenship allows them — and their other children — to move to the United States in time for them to access Obamacare or Medicare benefits in their retirement.
Read more by Neil Munro at DailyCaller.com
Time magazine has a cover story out that’s causing a fair amount of outrage, but for all the wrong reasons. The story is headlined, “Rotten Apples: It’s nearly impossible to fire a bad teacher. Some tech millionaires may have found a way to change that.” Since then, some 70,000 people signed an online petition calling for a public apology over Time’s supposed smearing of teachers. Time has sensibly invited a series of responses to the piece on its website.
Read more by MARK HEMINGWAY at WeeklyStandard.com
Former coworkers claim Mary Burke was fired — by her own brother — for terrible performance, and that she has since lied about the firing and her sales record.
Following an event during which some African American attendees walked out on a Barack Obama speech intended to galvanize them into voting for Mary Burke, the Wisconsin Reporter claims that a pivotal event from Burke’s career has been falsely described by her during the campaign to cover up an embarrassment.
The article also claims that Burke included falsified information related to her job performance on her resume, a resume which she submitted before she was appointed as Wisconsin’s commerce secretary.
Burke has claimed that, after two years heading Trek Bicycle’s European operations during which sales figures rose substantially, she was “burnt out” and left for a several month “snowboarding tour.” Now, several former Trek executives claim that the story is entirely false.
Read more by Avner Zarmi at PJmedia.com
Will she lose nine points after appearing with Obama, as happened to a Maryland candidate?
One of the more interesting phenomena of this election season: Democratic candidates are distancing themselves from the head of their party and his increasingly dysfunctional administration’s policies. Even incumbents who have voted in relative lock-step with the Obama agenda for the past six years are trying to claim “independence” from that agenda. Alison Lundergan Grimes, running against Mitch McConnell in Kentucky, refused to answer when asked if she voted for Obama in prior elections.
That there can be a price to pay for not maintaining this distance is clear. Only one week after Obama appeared at an event for Maryland Lt. Governor Anthony Brown, who is running for governor against Republican small businessman Larry Hogan, Brown dropped nine points in a Gonzales poll. Previously, Hogan had been trailing by 11 points. The poll showed the race tightening to a toss-up, with Hogan behind by two, well within the margin of error.
Mary Burke in Wisconsin has not followed this trend of avoiding Obama. Last night in Milwaukee, Obama stumped for her at North Division High School in the heart of Milwaukee’s inner city, a district which has reliably voted over 95% Democratic for decades. The event started late, the crowd was relatively thin, and there were reports of shouts and heckling. Members of the heavily African-American crowd began to leave early as Obama was still speaking.
Read more by Avner Zarmi at PJmedia.com
starting after the polls close at 8:00 p.m.
Wisconsin State Fair Expo Center
640 S. 84th Street, West Allis, WI 53214
Enter at Gate 4
Before the party: Get out and vote, and bring a friend!
Chicago activists Paul McKinley, Mark Carter, Joseph Watkins and Harold “Noonie” Ward recently went on the record with RebelPundit to deliver a message to black communities across the country.
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said this morning that it’s taking a “sophisticated operation” in Wisconsin to try to push Gov. Scott Walker to re-election.
The latest Real Clear Politics polling average has the race a dead heat, with Walker just 0.2 points ahead of Democratic candidate Mary Burke.
“I think he’s doing well,” Priebus told MSNBC, adding that he thinks Walker will win. “And it’s really a matter of the ground game there.”
“I really think that Scott’s doing great. Here’s the issue with Wisconsin. I think you understand. There’s about 4 percent that are undecided total,” he continued. “It’s like polling that you’ve never seen anywhere in the country. And the other issue is you have both parties in Wisconsin that are about the two best parties in the country as far as turnout.”
“And, you know, that’s why you’re seeing Scott Walker right now on about a 30-city bus tour firing up the base and getting people out to vote.”
Read more by by Bridget Johnson at PJmedia.com
Did you know that Ronald Reagan started off as a Democrat? Reagan realized that allegiance to true progress is actually found in conservatism.
A Time for Choosing,” Reagan’s 1964 election-time speech defining conservative principles, was one of his finest political speeches. In it, Reagan laid out his central creed: the belief in freedom and the unique challenge of being an American. He delivered that speech 50 year ago, but the question he posed to his listeners is as simple now as it was then: Shall we accept the opportunity to climb up, or shall we succumb to those unreliable promises that would chain us down?
Read more by Cty. Supervisor Deanna Alexander at RightWisconsin.com
Join Senator Ron Johnson on Wednesday for a Get Out the Vote Rally! With only 7 days until the election, let’s show our Senator how excited Southeast Wisconsin is for FOUR MORE YEARS of Governor Walker.
What: Senator Ron Johnson and Attorney General Candidate Brad Schimel visit
Where: Waukesha Field Office - 1701 Pearl Street
When: 2:45pm Wednesday, October 27th
RSVP: Email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance
Look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!
Greenfield Field Director
Republican Party of Wisconsin
First Lady Tonette Walker
Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch
Rachel Campos Duffy
Tuesday, October 28
8am, arrive by 7:45
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1160 Opportunity Drive
RSVP to MaryB@SEEKCareers.com
“Things could be worse! Re-elect me & I’LL PROVE IT”
A document dump attempts to create an impression of scandal around Scott Walker, though none exists.
In order to understand the latest turn of events in embattled Wisconsin, it is necessary to review recent history.
Before running for the governorship in 2010, Scott Walker served two terms as Milwaukee County executive. Milwaukee County is a Democratic Party stronghold, one of the three most resolutely Democratic of the state’s 72 counties (the other two: Dane, the seat of state capital Madison and main campus of the University of Wisconsin; and Menomonee, populated almost entirely by Menomonee Indians). In 2009, one of Walker’s staffers reported some apparent financial irregularities to him concerning a veterans’ charity which he ran, and Walker asked the county district attorney to look into them.
Read more by Avner Zarmi at PJmedia.com