Citizens United TV Movie Schedule (NewsMax TV) September 6th & 7th
Tune in or set your DVRs for this Saturday and Sunday to catch a portion of the Citizens United movie library which will be airing on NewsMax. Click here to find out how to find their channel on your service provider.
Below is this weekend's scheduled airings:
Saturday, September 6th
Rediscovering God in America Part One airs at 1am and 10am
Our Sacred Honor airs at 9am
Border War airs at 6pm
ACLU: At War With America airs at 8pm
Broken Promises: The UN at 60 airs at 9pm
A City Upon A Hill airs at 10pm
Sunday, September 7th
Battle for America airs at Midnight
Perfect Valor airs at 2am
The Gift of Life airs at 4pm
Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous with Destiny airs at 6:30pm
Hype: The Obama Effect airs at 8pm
Breitbart: Free Speech Is Winning, Thanks To Citizens United
In the nearly five years since Citizens United v. FEC was decided, more Americans than ever are exercising their First Amendment rights and engaging in political speech. The results are in: political speech and spending are up. While spending is up across the board, the real winners have been Republican candidates for office.
A new study, “The Business of American Democracy: Citizens United, Independent Spending and Elections,” analyzes state legislative elections that have occurred since the decision and finds that "Citizens United v. FEC was associated with a six percentage-point increase in the likelihood that a Republican candidate would win a state legislative race."
Democrats have been slow to exercise the rights that were restored by Citizens United, while Republicans have embraced the decision and rallied to support candidates they believe in.
Read more on Breitbart.com here.
Washington Post: Study: Citizens United elected more Republicans
The 2010 Supreme Court decision that helped usher in a new era of political spending gave Republicans a measurable advantage on Election Day, according to a new study.
The advantage isn’t large, but it is statistically significant: The researchers found the ruling, in Citizens United v. FEC, was associated with a six percentage-point increase in the likelihood that a Republican candidate would win a state legislative race.
And in six of the most affected states — Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, North Carolina, Ohio and Tennessee — the probability that a Republican would be elected to a state legislative seat increased by 10 percentage points or more.
Read more at WashingtonPost.com here.
Cagle: Common Core On A Downward Spiral
The more people learn about Common Core, the more they learn they don’t like it. Support for Common Core standards is now at an all-time low, according to a new poll highlighted in U.S. News and World Report which stated, “One year ago, two-thirds of those surveyed said they hadn’t heard of the standards. Now, more than three-quarters have heard about Common Core, and it appears that many don’t like what they’ve heard. Sixty percent of those surveyed said they oppose the standards.”
This new poll also revealed that forty percent of teachers oppose Common Core standards, that number was thirteen percent just last year. Support for Common Core has cratered among educators, dropping from seventy-six percent last year to thirteen percent this year. The pressure put on teachers to marry these standards with standardized testing and the trend of teaching to the test is getting to educators, and they are ready for more freedom to teach lessons without stringent standards like those in Common Core.
As a nation we can use this experience to learn and grow, or we can continue in the same line of thinking we have been for the past couple of decades that has us ranking below average internationally in math, science and reading. It’s high time we let the individual states focus on the needs of their students based on their counties and communities. The states and their governors, mayors and parents know the needs of their students and children better than the federal government.
Read more on Cagle.com here.
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President Obama and the James Foley Murder
The barbaric murder of American journalist James Foley by the radical Islamic caliphate Islamic State this week is a prime example of how President Obama just does not understand the world in which we live.
Back in January, President Obama spoke of Islamic State to the New Yorker:
The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a jayvee team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant. I think there is a distinction between the capacity and reach of a bin Laden and a network that is actively planning major terrorist plots against the homeland versus jihadists who are engaged in various local power struggles and disputes, often sectarian.
That is the President of the United States and the Commander-in-Chief equating a terrorist army to a basketball team… really? Is that the dialogue President Obama wants to use to describe Islamic State? No wonder why our enemies across the globe do not take President Obama seriously. His callousness in calling Islamic State “jayvee” is just another illustration of President Obama not understanding what it means to be the president of the United States.
Read more on Breitbart.com here.
Cagle: If You Want a Political Witch Hunt, Look at Texas
All of the noise surrounding Governor Rick Perry attempting to legitimize his recent indictment is completely unjust and a textbook example of a political witch-hunt. Perry has been accused of “abuse of his office and coercing a public official” when in actuality, he was using his power to veto funding to Rosemary Lehmberg, a convicted drunk driver who also happened to be a Travis County District Attorney. Governor Perry was simply doing the right thing by calling on her to resign.
None of Perry’s actions were outside of the constitutional authority given to a Texas Governor. Even liberal media outlets such as MSNBC and The New York Times have cited the absurd accusations in articles of their own titled “The weak case against Rick Perry” and “The Strange Case Against Rick Perry.” This case, returned by the grand jury on Friday, is a complete mockery and a clean-cut case of dirty politics. Remember, this is the same D.A. office that brought trumped-up charges against former House Majority Leader Tom Delay and the case was later thrown out by a higher court.
Governor Perry has responded to the indictment stating, “I stood up for the rule of law in the state of Texas, and if I had to do it again, I would make exactly the same decision.” By personally attacking Perry with the “indictment” headline, the news story itself did its job by getting it into people’s heads that he was charged with a crime – no matter how unfounded and ludicrous the charges may be. Texas’ Senator Ted Cruz had this to say about the indictment, “Unfortunately, there has been a sad history of the Travis County District Attorney’s Office engaging in politically-motivated prosecutions, and this latest indictment of the governor is extremely questionable.”
Read more on Cagle.com here.
Breitbart: Conservatives Unite In Iowa
Last Saturday, I was honored to have my organization Citizens United cosponsor a fantastic event with Bob Vander Plaats and the Family Leader in Ames, Iowa on the campus of Iowa State University. The Family Leadership Summit is an annual event which consistently draws large crowds of conservative activists and the top names in the conservative movement.
Senator Ted Cruz, Governor Rick Perry, Governor Bobby Jindal, Governor Mike Huckabee, Senator Rick Santorum and others had a chance to speak to a 1,000-plus crowd and take the opportunity to discuss the principles and values that make our beliefs as conservatives the only way to fix what’s broken in America today and restore the American Dream.
Each of the speeches had their own theme and message to conference attendees. Senator Cruz brought the crowd to their feet on numerous occasions taking shots at Obama and touting the message that we must “stand unambiguously for the commonsense conservative principles shared by the vast majority of Americans.” It is abundantly clear, particularly in the past few months, that Obama does not share the same core principles as the majority of Americans, and his favorability numbers prove it. Cruz closed his rip-roaring speech by announcing, “We need to stand for life, we need to stand for marriage, we need to abolish the IRS, we need to repeal Obamacare, and we need to repeal Common Core.”
Read more on Breitbart.com here
Washington Post: Citizens United movie spawns campaign finance suit
DENVER — Citizens United is suing after the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office ruled a movie the conservative group is producing falls under state campaign laws.
The Virginia-based group sued Secretary of State Scott Gessler in federal court in Denver on Thursday, saying it deserved the same free-speech protections as traditional media and liberal documentary filmmakers. Citizens United is finishing a movie called “Rocky Mountain Heist” about those it says have influenced Colorado’s political swing to the left over the past decade.
In June, Deputy Secretary of State Suzanne Staiert ruled the group must disclose the movie’s financiers.
Read more on WashingtonPost.com here.