Citizens United TV Movie Schedule (NewsMax TV) August 23rd & 24th
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, August 23rd
America at Risk airs at 12am and 8pm
We Have The Power airs at 3am
Celsius 41.11 airs at 4:30am
Broken Promises: The UN at 60 airs at 10am
Sunday, August 24th
Broken Promises: The UN at 60 airs at 4am
A City Upon A Hill airs at 6pm
Nine Days That Changed The World airs at 7pm
Celsius 41.11 airs at 9pm
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.
9News: Group sues Gessler over documentary
KUSA - Political-advocacy group Citizens United is suing Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler over the conservative group's desire to be exempt from state-election finance laws.
Citizens United, the namesake of the 2010 controversial landmark Supreme Court decision that opened the floodgates to unlimited corporate political spending, plans to release an "expose" documentary, "Rocky Mountain Heist," on the influence of political groups in Colorado.
The suit claims the Virginia-based group has a "First Amendment right to engage in political expression and media activities on the same terms as other media entities."
Read more on 9News.com here.
The Denver Post: Citizens United suing Colorado over "Rocky Mountain Heist" funders
Citizens United filed a lawsuit against Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler in federal court in Denver Thursday, the first step in a legal fight that could rewrite the ways states handle election disclosures.
The Virginia-based conservative group is finishing a movie called "Rocky Mountain Heist," about those who have influenced Colorado's political swing to the left over the past decade, calling out advocacy groups and politicians, likely including Gov. John Hickenlooper and Sen. Mark Udall, who are in tough races this fall.
In June, Deputy Secretary of State Suzanne Staiert ruled that the group would need to disclose the movie's financiers under state campaign laws. The organization contended it deserved the same free-speech protections as traditional media and liberal documentary filmmaker Michael Moore.
Read more on DenverPost.com here.
Citizens United Files Lawsuit Against Colorado Secretary of State
Washington, DC – Citizens United has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado against Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler which challenges the application of Colorado’s campaign finance regulatory regime to the documentary film, Rocky Mountain Heist. Citizens United is currently in production with plans to release the film this fall. A summary of the lawsuit can be found here.
“We filed this lawsuit to vindicate Citizens United’s First Amendment right to engage in political expression and media activities on the same terms as other media entities,” said Theodore B. Olson, former U.S. Solicitor General and attorney for Citizens United. “Colorado’s campaign-finance laws impose burdensome reporting and disclosure requirements on Citizens United and other speakers engaged in political discourse in the weeks preceding an election, unless the speakers happen to own a newspaper, magazine, or radio or television station. Such discrimination in favor of selected media and against other media is impossible to reconcile with the First Amendment, which guarantees all Americans the right to engage in open and robust political expression on equal terms.”
“Colorado state law smacks in the face the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. FEC and Citizens United is dedicated to continue to fight for all Americans’ First Amendment rights,” said David N. Bossie, President of Citizens United. “Colorado’s campaign finance laws are infringing on our basic rights as Americans. We had no other option than to file this lawsuit because we want to distribute our latest documentary, Rocky Mountain Heist, to Coloradans without being saddled by burdensome Colorado state law.”
Cagle: Jameson's Last Ride
“Jameson, were you chasing deer again? Jameson, did you eat the entire thing? Jameson, stop licking the baby. Jameson, wanna go for a ride?”
Those were some of the most common things that would come out of our mouths when talking to our best friend, Jameson. Jameson made us feel like the luckiest family in the world, until last week, just three months shy of her 14th birthday. Jameson was our 100 pound black Labrador Retriever, who always thought she was a lap dog.
Jameson was our first. Luckily, we found her at a local pet store about four months before the birth of our first daughter.
Read more on Cagle.com here.
Breitbart: Liberals Not Interested in Benghazi Answers
Why are the Democrats trying to derail Trey Gowdy’s Benghazi investigation? It seems to me if they chose to seriously participate in the Select Committee probe, Democrats would send a clear signal to the American people that they care about our national security. I guess not!
On September 11, 2012, Islamic militants attacked the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi and killed four Americans: U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty. In addition to the tragic loss of these four men, ten others were injured in these attacks. The day after these attacks took place, President Obama went to a fundraiser in Las Vegas for his 2012 campaign, and ever since then, Democrats and the mainstream media have done everything in their power to downplay the significance of these events and the importance of investigating them.
President Obama repeatedly refused to call the Benghazi attack what it was – a terrorist attack – despite later claiming that he had. This lie was so obvious that even the Washington Post took notice: “But the president’s claim that he said 'act of terrorism' is taking revisionist history too far, given that he repeatedly refused to commit to that phrase when asked directly by reporters in the weeks after the attack. He appears to have gone out of his way to avoid saying it was a terrorist attack, so he has little standing to make that claim now.”
Read more on Breitbart.com here.
Washington Times: Family Leadership In The Heartland
A multitude of conservatives will soon descend on the nation’s heartland to heed the words of conservative luminaries. The third annual Family Leadership Summit gets underway in scenic Ames, Iowa, on Saturday for a daylong examination of traditional family values and their place on the planet. Among the many at the podium, appearing one after another in a nine-hour session: Republican Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Tim Scott of South Carolina; Rep. Steve King of Iowa; Govs. Terry Branstad of Iowa, Rick Perry of Texas and Bobby Jindal of Louisiana; Tony Perkins, David Bossie and Mike Huckabee. It’s a family-style event, with some old-fashioned trimmings, opening with a cordial welcome, then a prayer. The modest $20 admission includes a box lunch.
“One of the hopeful outcomes of the Summit is to bring conservatives together early and consistently in the process leading up to the 2016 elections,” says Bob Vander Plaats, CEO of the Family Leader, the primary organizer of the event, along with Citizens United and Family Research Council Action. “We believe that by laying this foundation through an intentional leadership summit, the likelihood for conservatives to coalesce in a spirit of unity for impact and influence in 2014, 2016, and beyond will be greatly enhanced.”
Read more on WashingtonTimes.com here.