850KOA Radio: Ken Buck Interview
Ken Buck discusses his recent Denver Post Op-Ed about the Citizens United fight versus the Federal Courts in Colorado to release a documentary revealing the corrupt nature of Colorado politics.
Guest: Ken Buck, Weld County DA - "Democrats Chill Free Speech by Halting Film"
Listen to the full interview here.
Cagle Post: A Tale Of Two Heads of State
On Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the United Nations General Assembly and vocalized many truths that President Obama simply refuses to. Netanyahu stated that “ISIS and Hamas are branches of the same poisonous tree. ISIS and Hamas share a fanatical creed, which they both seek to impose well beyond the territory under their control.” In addition, the Israeli Prime Minister pledged that the focus must not solely be eliminating ISIS but also not forgetting about Iran before they are able to create their own nuclear state.
Prime Minister Netanyahu also gravely warned against the consideration of allying with the Iran, which some leaders have hinted they would like to attempt. As reported by the New York Post, “Both the Islamic Republic [Iran] and the Islamic State plan to defeat democracies and replace them with an Islamic order, he noted, even comparing them to Nazis, who ‘believed in a master race,’ just as ‘the militant Islamists believe in a master faith.’” Siding with Iran is siding with the enemy.
The contrasts between the way Benjamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama deal with terrorist threats are shocking. Obama has simply refused to believe that the United States is at war with radical Islam and he has placed our nation on its weakest footing to-date. InSunday night’s much-maligned interview with 60 Minutes, Obama squarely placed the blame for the underestimation of ISIS’ power on the Director of National Intelligence James Clapper stating, “Our head of the intelligence community, Jim Clapper, has acknowledged that, I think, they underestimated what had been taking place in Syria.” The amount of times this president has used the “it’s not my fault it’s theirs” card is frightening. Unlike Benjamin Netanyahu, Obama is simply more focused on politics rather than admitting mistakes and finding sound solutions.
Read more at Cagle.com here.
Citizens United TV Movie Schedule (NewsMax TV) October 4th & 5th
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, October 4th
The Gift of Life airs at 3am
The Hope and the Change airs at 4:30am
Our Sacred Honor airs at 6pm and 11pm
Fire From the Heartland airs at 8pm
Broken Promises: The UN at 60 airs at 10pm
Sunday, October 5th
Fire From the Heartland airs at 12am
Hillary the Movie airs at 3am
Battle For America airs at 6pm
The Gift of Life airs at 8pm
Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous with Destiny airs at 9:30pm
A City Upon a Hill airs at 11pm
Breitbart: Eric Holder Is Gone, Now Is The Time To Clean Up The Mess
Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation comes as no surprise and brings to an end one of the most polarizing tenures of an Attorney General in the Department of Justice’s history. Although Eric Holder should have been fired long ago, having an Attorney General whose sole mission was to protect President Obama from scandal after scandal out of office is always welcome news.
But why is Eric Holder leaving now? Similar to so many of Eric Holder’s decisions, this one was purely political in nature. He is hoping that his successor will be able to get through the process during the lame duck session following the midterm elections. It is becoming increasingly likely that Democrats will lose the majority in the U.S. Senate, making it a tough hill to climb for a controversial Obama Attorney General pick to get confirmed in a Republican controlled Senate. It is fitting that even when resigning Holder sides with politics over ethics.
Eric Holder’s record was, in one word, terrible. Not only was he the only sitting Cabinet member to have been held in contempt of Congress because of the Fast and Furious scandal, but Holder also named Fox News Reporter James Rosen as a co-conspirator for leaks from the Department of Justice with no proof.
Read more at Breitbart.com here.
The Denver Post - Ken Buck: Democrats chill free speech by halting Citizens United film
The Colorado Democratic Party has struck another blow against the First Amendment by attempting to silence a documentary film that discusses the current political and policy atmosphere in Colorado.
The film intended to inform Coloradans before the election, and partisan politics prevailed over the public's right to know the truth.
Under current Colorado law, any film that includes footage of candidates running for office has to register with the Secretary of State's office and file burdensome campaign finance reports. The film's producer, Citizens United, filed suit seeking to be treated as any other media entity.
Read more at DenverPost.com here.
The Washington Times: EDITORIAL: The return of Citizens United
The plain language of the First Amendment confuses another federal judge
How did a robust and skeptical state like Colorado, with a century-long history of electing conservatives and Republicans, turn so blue with the 2008 election? That’s the subject of “Rocky Mountain Heist,” a documentary by the advocacy group Citizens United. A blue federal judge on Monday decided that Citizens United is not entitled to tell the story of how wealthy millionaires hijacked the state’s politics.
This sounds familiar to anyone who has been listening. Citizens United was blocked by the blue Federal Election Commission in 2008 from airing a documentary about Hillary Clinton. Two years later, the Supreme Court ruled that the commission violated the group’s First Amendment right to free speech.
Read more at WashingtonTimes.com here.
Cagle Post: The Dysfunctional U.N.
Today, President Obama will chair a United Nations Security Council meeting in New York City. In an effort to show that the U.N. is actually doing something to combat terror, The New York Times is reporting that Obama will try to “adopt a binding resolution that would compel all countries to put in place domestic laws to prosecute those who travel abroad to join terrorist organizations and those who help them, including by raising funds.” The resolution itself is unsurprisingly not very threatening or imposing.
Far too often President Obama has relied on the U.N. where real American leadership is needed. Even though America and our Arab allies are dropping bombs in Syria and Iraq right now to go after the ISIS threat it seems to me that this meeting of U.N. leaders is a way of taking other action through diplomacy and suggestion rather than actually doing anything of substance. Simply, this resolution being proposed is a paper tiger that is not binding.
It is one thing to make suggestions as to what should be done if a citizen of your country has pledged to join a terrorist organization, and something entirely different to lay out an actual plan of action against these said-traitors. While this U.N. effort may seem questionable, there are many world leaders who are simply choosing not to be a part of Obama’s initiative and instead focus on…global warming.
Read more on Cagle.com here.
National Law Journal: Citizens United Vows Appeal After Losing Disclosure-Rules Case
Citizens United, the group that won a landmark 2010 ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court on political speech, has lost its latest challenge of campaign finance laws, this time in Colorado.
A federal judge on Monday rejected Citizens United’s bid to stop the state from enforcing laws requiring the conservative group to reveal donors who contributed to the production of its new film, “Rocky Mountain Heist.” The movie doesn’t endorse candidates, according to court papers, but it does include footage of events in which people advocate for or against candidates running in this year’s Colorado federal and state elections.
Citizens United, represented by Ted Olson of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, argued Colorado’s state constitution violated the First Amendment by mandating disclosures based on the speaker’s identity—requiring Citizens United to disclose contributors but not newspapers or other media outlets. Olson previously argued successfully for the group before the Supreme Court.
Read more at NationalLawJournal.com here.
Bossie: “We Will Appeal This Decision To Preserve Our First Amendment Rights”
Washington, DC -- Citizens United President David N. Bossie released the following statement after Citizens United was denied a preliminary injunction in Citizens United v. Gessler:
“We are disappointed by the district court’s decision denying our motion for a preliminary injunction, which leaves in place Colorado’s discriminatory disclosure and disclaimer requirements. As we did in Citizens United v. FEC - where we lost at the trial court - we will appeal this decision to preserve our First Amendment rights. The Supreme Court has repeatedly made clear that it is unconstitutional to discriminate among speakers based on their status, viewpoint, identity, or message. Colorado’s disclosure and disclaimer requirements cannot be reconciled with this settled First Amendment principle because those requirements burden the speech of Citizens United but do not apply to the traditional print and broadcast media.
“In Citizens United, the Supreme Court stated: ‘We have consistently rejected the proposition that the institutional press has any constitutional privilege beyond that of other speakers.’ Yet, Colorado exempts the institutional news media from its burdensome campaign finance disclosure regime, while denying Citizens United a similar exemption for its upcoming documentary film, Rocky Mountain Heist. Citizens United has a First Amendment right to produce and promote Rocky Mountain Heist on an equal footing with newspapers, television broadcasters, and radio stations. We plan to pursue an immediate appeal to the Tenth Circuit so that Coloradoans can view this important film and Citizens United can exercise its First Amendment freedoms unencumbered by the burdens of Colorado’s discriminatory disclosure requirements.
“I look forward to watching former U.S. Solicitor General Theodore B. Olson spearhead this important constitutional case as we go forward with our appeal.”
Twitchy: Federal judge rejects Citizens United effort to air film attacking Democrats
A conservative group hoping to air a documentary critical of Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Democrats met a setback in court today.
Citizens United attorney Ted Olson has argued that the nonprofit political organization deserved the same free-speech protections afforded to newspapers and television stations. The Denver Post reported last week:
Citizens United asked the court to void a decision from the Colorado Secretary of State’s office that required the group to disclose its donors and label the film “Rocky Mountain Heist” as an electioneering communication under state law. The group contends it is a legitimate media source.
Read more on Twitchy.com here.