Congressman Steve King to speak at the South Carolina Freedom Summit
Greenville, SC – Today, Citizens United and Congressman Jeff Duncan are pleased to announce that Iowa Representative Steve King will speak at the “South Carolina Freedom Summit” in Greenville, South Carolina on Saturday, May 9th 2015.
“Citizens United is excited and honored to once again to have Congressman King join us for our South Carolina Freedom Summit this coming May. With momentum and success from our previous partnership at the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines and then the New Hampshire Freedom Summit in Manchester, it has never been a better time to organize conservative leaders and supporters at this exciting grassroots event,” said David N. Bossie, President of Citizens United “This is a free event, focusing on how America can get back on the right path by highlighting guest speakers who will talk about economic growth, social conservatism, and a strong national defense. We are eager to host Congressman King and look forward to his appearance and conservative ideas.”
“During the Iowa Freedom Summit, I mentioned that it is exactly the right time to bring our national leaders to Iowa to hear them cast a conservative vision for our Nation’s future,” said Congressman Steve King. “Now, we are coming together in South Carolina for conservatives around the nation to engage, evaluate leaders, and to further the conservative agenda. The South Carolina Freedom Summit will further energize conservatives and continue the caucus and primary season in earnest. I’m very glad to join Citizens United and Representative Jeff Duncan this unique opportunity in South Carolina this coming May.”
Congressman King will speak with confirmed speakers Governor Bobby Jindal, Governor Rick Perry, Senator Ted Cruz, Senator Lindsey Graham, Senator Rick Santorum, and Congressman Marsha Blackburn and will be held at the Peace Center in Greenville. Additional speakers to be announced in the near future
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The Clintons: What’s Past Is Prologue
They’ve been involved with questionable donors since the 1990s.
As I read the recent reports about the Clinton Foundation’s acceptance of contributions from foreign governments, I couldn’t help but think about the past. More specifically, I thought of my time as chief investigator for U.S. House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight in the 1990s.
I led the investigation into the millions of dollars in contributions that came into the 1996 Clinton-Gore reelection campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) from illegal foreign sources, and whether that money influenced policy and access during the Clinton administration. To quote Yogi Berra, it’s like déjà vu all over again.
The latest foreign-money episode involving the Clinton Foundation ties together many different storylines that I’ve become accustomed to with the Clinton modus operandi, and it tells us a great deal about the challenges Secretary Clinton will face if she becomes a candidate for president.
One prime indicator that a 2016 Clinton campaign could look like a sequel to Old School is how the Clintons continue to be so overly defensive with public relations and damage control. Look at how longtime Clinton moneyman and current Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe tried to defend Secretary Clinton for accepting foreign money to her foundation:
If the biggest attack on Hillary’s going to be that she raised too much money for her charity, okay, I’ll take that. . . . No one’s alleging anything beyond that she raised money and people gave her money and foreign governments gave her money.
McAuliffe served as co-chairman of the Bill Clinton reelection campaign in 1996 and was responsible for coordinating the brazen rental of the Lincoln Bedroom to wealthy donors and shaking down big labor unions. He was Clinton’s main fundraiser when the campaign and the DNC took in millions in illegal foreign money.
McAuliffe is the last person who should be out front on a shady-fundraising story. Listening to McAuliffe try to reassure the public about what’s appropriate when it comes to fundraising is truly discomforting, given his record. And that brings us to another Clinton flaw: The Clintons can survive only if the American people forget history. Nostalgia is a powerful feeling. Sometimes we remember only the good. But with the Clintons, we should know better.
I was surprised to find online a U.S. Justice Department press release from January 2001 that announced a prosecution by the old Campaign Finance Task Force. The guilty plea being publicized on that particular day was by longtime Clinton friend and donor James Riady:
Riady is one of 26 people and two corporations charged by the Campaign Financing [sic] Task Force, which was established four years ago by Attorney General Janet Reno to investigate allegations of campaign financing abuses in the 1996 election cycle.
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Governor Pataki to speak at the South Carolina Freedom Summit
Greenville, SC – Citizens United and Congressman Jeff Duncan are pleased to announce that Governor George Pataki will speak at the “South Carolina Freedom Summit” in Greenville, South Carolina on Saturday, May 9th 2015.
“Citizens United is excited and honored to have Governor Pataki join us for our South Carolina Freedom Summit this coming May. With momentum and success from our previous Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines and New Hampshire Freedom Summit in Manchester, it has never been a better time to organize conservative leaders and supporters at this exciting grassroots event,” said David N. Bossie, President of Citizens United “This is a free event, focusing on how America can get back on the right path by highlighting guest speakers who will talk about economic growth, social conservatism, and a strong national defense. We are excited to host Governor Pataki and look forward to his ideas on conservative principles.”
“It’s an honor to be invited to the Citizens United and Congressman Jeff Duncan South Carolina Freedom Summit on May 9th,” says Governor Pataki. “From an expansive federal government to a ‘lead from behind’ dangerous foreign policy, it’s high noon for American freedom. Leading up to 2016, it’s important for potential candidates to articulate how conservative policies and leadership will set our nation back on the right track. After seeing the tremendous success of previous Citizens United Freedom Summits, I look forward to this grassroots experience and speaking directly to the great people of South Carolina.”
The summit will feature remarks from Governor Pataki and confirmed speakers Governor Bobby Jindal, Governor Rick Perry, Senator Ted Cruz, Senator Lindsey Graham, Senator Rick Santorum, and Congressman Marsha Blackburn and will be held at the Peace Center in Greenville. Additional speakers to be announced in the near future.
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CPAC Theater and Film Festival
This year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is being held this week and once again my organization, Citizens United, the nation’s premier conservative filmmaker, will be hosting the CPAC Theater and Film Festival throughout the weekend.
We will be kicking things off on Thursday with an event featuring Dr. Ben Carson, giving activists both a chance to hear from Dr. Carson about his vision for the country and a chance to meet him as well. Later that day we will be showing our film Rocky Mountain Heist, with a live introduction from film host Michelle Malkin.
On Friday we will host a meet and greet with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Attendees will be able to hear from the Governor and have a chance to meet with him too. Following that event, we will be hosting Mr. Donald Trump who will discuss his views on the Obama Administration and meet with attendees.
Our premier event will be in the main CPAC ballroom, and I couldn’t be more excited as we join with Breitbart News to present the Andrew Breitbart Defender of the First Amendment Award to Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty. This particular event will be one of the most-talked about of the conference and we hope you will attend if you are at the conference, or tune in to a livestream or on television if you are at home!
Many of our films will also be featuring live introductions to some of our groundbreaking films by Speaker Newt Gingrich and his wife Callista, as well as Senator Rick Santorum.
Our mission is simple: the leaders of this country must listen to conservatives and enact conservative legislation. For the past six years, liberals have run this country into the ground with their failed policies. Enough is enough.
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Citizens United and Congressman Jeff Duncan Announce South Carolina Freedom Summit
Greenville, SC – Citizens United and Congressman Jeff Duncan will host the “South Carolina Freedom Summit” in Greenville, South Carolina on Saturday, May 9th 2015. The summit will feature remarks from Governor Bobby Jindal, Governor Rick Perry, Senator Ted Cruz, Senator Lindsey Graham, Senator Rick Santorum, and Congressman Marsha Blackburn and will be held at the Peace Center. Additional speakers to be announced in the near future.
“Citizens United is excited to join Congressman Jeff Duncan to bring the Freedom Summit series to Greenville, South Carolina. The South Carolina Freedom Summit will build on the successes of our previous Freedom Summits in Iowa and New Hampshire." said David N. Bossie, President of Citizens United. “This is a free event bringing together grassroots conservatives and national leaders to highlight their vision of economic growth, social conservatism, and a strong national security.”
“Our strength and foundation lies in conservative policies. Coming off of the 2014 midterm elections, right now is the best time to gather our national leaders in South Carolina to hear their ideas for the future of our nation,” said Congressman Jeff Duncan. “ The South Carolina Freedom Summit is a great opportunity to bring informed, engaged, and active members of the conservative movement together and begin evaluating potential leaders for the coming election in 2016. I’m very excited and grateful to partner with Citizens United and David Bossie to bring this unique and enjoyable experience to the great people of South Carolina this May.”
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QUACK ATTACK: Phil Robertson to receive Andrew Breitbart Award
It is my honor to partner with Breitbart News Network, and Breitbart executives Stephen K. Bannon and Larry Solov, to present the Second Annual Andrew Breitbart Defender of the First Amendment Award at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
Last year, we bestowed the inaugural award to The Great One–conservative radio host Mark Levin. The presentation ceremony for this award was standing-room only at the CPAC Theater, where activists and conservative leaders joined to hear Mark Levin’s courageous acceptance speech.
This year, we are presenting this prestigious award to Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson. The media is already buzzing about this exciting event, and the American Conservative Union has promoted it to the main CPAC stage, in front of thousands of conservatives and live on C-SPAN.
Matt Schlapp, Chairman of the American Conservative Union said, “Robertson personifies the importance of holding tight to that which gives our lives meaning. For Phil Robertson, that includes his family, the Lord above, and of course creating havoc in the Louisiana countryside. We are honored to have him at this year’s CPAC.” I wholeheartedly agree.
Breitbart’s Stephen Bannon and I created this award to celebrate those who fiercely defend their free speech rights and the First Amendment. Someone who finds themselves taking on the institutional left and the mainstream media, and the result has a profound impact on American culture. Our culture was a large part of Andrew Breitbart’s vision for the conservative movement: that we take on the political left and the cultural left.
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Cagle Post: The Cuba Folly
Obama’s erratic quest to find a legacy to leave behind has reached a new low last week. His decision to begin talks with Cuba and normalize full diplomatic relations after 50 years is not only unprecedented, but extremely dangerous. Obama traded three Cuban spies for American Alan Gross who had been held captive in Cuba for nearly five years – the precedent set with this move is dangerous.
This naïve display by Obama sends the message to the rest of our enemies that if they are able to successfully capture an American citizen, they will be able to gain leverage in negotiations with America. Senator Marco Rubio, the son of Cuban immigrants, has been the resonating voice for Republicans on this issue, stating, “This entire policy shift […] is based on an illusion, based on a lie […] I’m committed to doing everything I can to unravel as many of these changes as possible.”
The fact that Obama is willing to negotiate with a dictator who has suppressed his people for so long is almost incomprehensible. There is absolutely no reason the United States should be involved with trying to speak reason to a tyrant regime. The Castro brothers undoubtedly have no intention of beginning to treat the citizens of Cuba in a humane manner, no matter what Obama thinks. This administration refuses to accept that it is impossible to reason with individuals or groups who do not think or act in a rational manner. Obama’s fantastical view of the world is so far detached from reality that it has only continued to weaken the United States on the world stage – almost to the point of irreparable damage.
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Citizens United TV Movie Schedule (NewsMax TV) December 27th & 28th
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, December 27th
Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous With Destiny airs at 3am
Hype: The Obama Effect airs at 8am
Sunday, December 28th
Perfect Valor airs at 12am
Rediscovering God in America Part I airs at 2am
Blocking the Path to 9/11 airs at 3am
ACLU: At War With America airs at 5am
Our Sacred Honor w/ Rick Santorum airs at 6am
Broken Promises: The UN at 60 airs at 7am
Cagle Post: If It Looks Like A Duck...
One of Obama’s favorite claims is that he has issued fewer executive orders than the majority of his predecessors – namely, Bush and Clinton. However, in a recent study put out by USA Today, the degree of deceit Obama uses in this claim is revealed. Obama, as we all know, is not one to give us the whole truth regarding any of his actions as president – and this case is no different. Yes, Obama has not issued an absurd number of “executive orders” in comparison to presidents before him, however, the number of “memoranda” he has issued are unprecedented. To-date, Obama has issued 195 executive orders and 198 presidential memoranda. According to Breitbart, “The combination of orders and memoranda is the greatest since Harry Truman. Obama is the first president to sign more executive memoranda than executive orders.”
The reasoning behind Obama’s decision to use memoranda instead of executive orders is not rocket science. It is simply another tool to keep the wool over our eyes. USA Today summarized, “Like executive orders, presidential memoranda don’t require action by Congress. They have the same force of law as executive orders […] and some of the most significant actions of the Obama presidency have come not by executive order but by presidential memoranda.” This deception is eerily similar to what we experienced with Obama’s Affordable Healthcare Act and most recently, his illegal amnesty order. Obama’s game plan is to only advance his own ideas and the rest of our government be damned.
Essentially, memoranda are a carbon copy of executive orders in their function, the only difference (besides the name) is executive orders are tracked and numbered, while memoranda are not. This is most obviously reason as to why Obama prefers the presidential memorandum as opposed to the presidential executive order. Basically, he is able to make unilateral changes to whichever policies he pleases, without approval from Congress, and without accusations of imperial overreach. Essentially, where executive orders may sound slightly dictatorial, memoranda don’t hold the same stigma. In Obama’s mind, when there is no difference in the power wielded by each, the memorandum is the obvious choice.
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Breitbart.com: Conservatives Will Never Forget The Obama Amnesty
The Republican leadership in the U.S. House decided to let the fight over President Obama’s illegal executive amnesty to slide until next year when there’s a Republican majority in the U.S. Senate to help the cause. That sounds reasonable in theory, but will it make a difference? Quite frankly, I’m worried about it.
I’m fine with sounding like a broken record, so I’ll say it again, and I’ll continue to say it because I believe it to my core. Citizens United’s 500,000 conservative grassroots members and supporters nationwide believe it as well. When will Republicans in Congress finally stand up to this out of control liberal chief executive in the White House and defend the Constitution? I’m concerned we’re once again watching the can being kicked down the road at the expense of our sacred constitutional principles and system of checks and balances.
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