Western Journalism’s Parent Company Just Announced Acquisition Of USA Radio Networks

The CEO of Liftable Media Inc., which owns Western Journalism, announced Friday the company’s acquisition of USA Radio Networks from Cross Platform Media.

“USA Radio Networks has been a category leader in providing independent news to hundreds of radio stations around the country,” Patrick Brown said, “and we intend to take that platform and improve on it.”

He went on to explain that the network currently operates three channels, two of which provide stations with Christian content while the third is aimed at talk-based platforms. USA also provides hourly commercial and noncommercial newscasts each day of the week.

The acquisition represents a new frontier for Liftable, which currently reaches roughly 40 million unique American visitors per month and has been ranked among the top 100 digital networks by Quantcast.

Brown founded Liftable in September 2014. The then-26-year-old CEO has since expanded the company’s reach by purchasing numerous other digital properties. In addition to Western Journalism and USA, its first non-digital platform, Liftable Media has purchased the websites Thoughtful Women, Conservative Tribune and TPNN this year.

In a press release, Brown explained his reasoning for the company’s latest addition.

We believe this acquisition will 1) provide a larger audience for our insanely interesting, positive and quality media product and 2) provide great opportunities for cross-promotion for both radio and digital platforms and 3) jumpstart our digital sales team with the integration of USA Radio Network’s stellar team.

He went on to note that the new property will further cement Liftable’s status as a premier media company.

“By adding together the reach of our different properties,” he said, “we estimate we will reach over 50 million Americans with over 200 million impressions of original content each and every month. The acquisition of USA Radio Networks will put Liftable Media into an elite category of media firms which have broad cultural impact. We intend to be a force of positive, God-honoring, tradition-supporting quality content.”

USA Radio Network was established in 1985 by the late Marlin Maddoux. It was purchased by Sam Hassell’s Cross Platform Media in 2014.

“I am excited that USA and Liftable Media found each other,” Hassell confirmed. “This is a perfect fit to accelerate our mutual vision with a team that absolutely gets the evolving media landscape ‐ and how to capitalize on it. This is a very smart move for all involved.”

Actor Kelsey Grammer Stuns Internet By Wearing Shirt That Makes Liberals Explode

Actor Kelsey Grammer is now well known for being one of the few politically right-leaning actors in Hollywood; and this week, he made liberal heads explode with a T-shirt decrying the number of abortions in this country.

On his social media accounts, Grammer, famed star of Cheers and Frasier, shared a photo of himself wearing a T-shirt that says, “Would it bother us more if they used guns?” with a tag line for the anti-abortion website abort73.com.

Thank you for the tee! @abort73

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The shirt decries the millions of abortions in the U.S., pointing out that the left would be furious if that same number of people had been killed with guns.

Many people on social media loved Grammer’s shirt and re-posted it on their own accounts.

The website advertised on Grammer’s shirt is one aimed at fighting the increasing number of abortions in the U.S. and features a section where women can write in with their abortion regrets. On the site, it says the group “aims to expose the practice of abortion as an injustice of historic proportions.” The site offers medical testimony and abortion facts to help people oppose abortion.

Naturally, liberals are less than enthusiastic.

Huffington Post called the shirt “bizarre” and even “disturbing.”

The folks at HollywoodLife.com called the shirt “outrageous.” It was also labeled an “anti-choice” shirt with a “disturbing message.”

Another liberal oddly tried to slam Grammer apparently for pandering to his fans by wearing the shirt.

Others like “Celeb TV Wire” tried to paint the shirt as “controversial.”

Some House Republicans Just Spit In The Establishment’s Face With This Announcement

A coalition of liberty-minded lawmakers have announced their intention to support a strong conservative candidate in the search for a new House speaker.

Ahead of John Boehner’s impending departure from Congress, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is his expected successor. The so-called House Freedom Caucus, however, is hoping to upset the apple cart by backing Florida Rep. Daniel Webster.

“It is clear that our constituents will simply not accept a continuation of the status quo,” the caucus explained in a statement this week, “and the viability of the Republican Party depends on whether we can start listening to our voters and fighting to keep our promises.”

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, explained that the roughly 40 legislators representing the caucus are prepared for a unified front for this week’s conference vote.

“We have every intention of voting together tomorrow and on the House floor,” he said Tuesday.

A major factor in the group’s decision to put forward a candidate other than McCarthy stemmed from the concerns many members had over the California representative’s conservative bona fides.

“I don’t think Kevin convinced anybody that he would be much different than John Boehner,” Kansas Rep. Tim Huelskamp lamented, adding that McCarthy’s message to conservatives amounts to “Trust me.”

The caucus’ statement affirmed that, despite the fact McCarthy is already facing opposition from Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, Webster “would be best equipped to earn back the trust of the American people as Speaker of the House.”

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To Presidential Candidates On Supreme Court Justices: No More Surprises

The next President is likely to appoint as many as three justices to the U.S. Supreme Court, establishing a new majority and shaping the judicial branch for a generation. Those justices will serve for many years after the next President leaves office, and their votes will impact every facet of American life.

Will the next President select justices who abide by the text and original meaning of the Constitution, even when doing so is politically unpopular or inconvenient? Or will our system of checks and balances be further damaged by the selection of justices who take for themselves the power to rewrite the Constitution according to their own political preferences? Sadly, despite three Republican presidencies and seven appointments to the Court in the last thirty-five years, we still have a Court that too frequently does the latter.

The undersigned conservative leaders are determined to reverse that trend. To that end, candidates who seek the presidency must, at minimum:

  • Commit to nominating justices with a proven, judicial record of upholding the Constitution. No matter their credentials, avoid nominees with thin paper trails who have failed to publicly demonstrate their unwavering commitment to limited, constitutional government.
  • Commit to spending the energy and political capital necessary to win a confirmation battle. Liberal activists would do anything to block the appointment of justices in the mold of Scalia, Thomas, or Alito.The next president must demand an up-or-down vote for such justices, and support efforts to eliminate the judicial filibuster.
  • Commit to ending the liberal American Bar Association’s preferential role in screening judicial nominees.
  • Commit to reminding the justices they appoint that they take an oath to faithfully support and defend the Constitution, and that their oath continues throughout the time they hold office.



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Former Attorney General

President Ronald Reagan


Hon. J. Kenneth Blackwell

Policy Board Member

American Civil Rights Union


Hon. Bob McEwen

U.S. House of Representatives

Former Member, Ohio


William L. Walton

Vice President

Council for National Policy


Hon. David McIntosh

Former Member of Congress


Kelly Shackelford, Esq.

President, CEO and Chief Counsel

Liberty Institute


Ellen L. Barrosse

Chairman, Conservative Steering Committee of Republican National Committee


Brian Brown


National Organization for Marriage


Frank Schubert


Mission Public Affairs, LLC


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Western Center for Journalism


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Revive America PAC


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CapStand Council for Policy and Ethics


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Vision America Action


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Ted Baehr

Publisher, MOVIEGUIDE(R)
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Seton Motley 


Less Government


Ali Akbar

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Black Conservatives Fund


Dan Weber

CEO, Association of Mature

American Citizens (AMAC)


Rod D. Martin

Founder and CEO

The Martin Organization


Sherri R. Martin

The Martin Foundation


Nicholas Stehle

Campaign for the American Future


Hon. Sharron Angle


National Federation of Republican Assemblies


Dr. Shawn A. Mitchell

National Chaplain

National Federation of Republican Assemblies


Hon. Jerry Melvin


Florida Republican Assembly


Jim Backlin

Christian Coalition of America


Ron Robinson


Young America’s Foundation


Kristin Fecteau


Campaign to Free America


Gary L. Bauer


American Values


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Judicial Crisis Network


Gary Marx

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Judicial Crisis Network


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Judicial Action Group


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Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund


The Honorable T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr.

Former Domestic Advisor

President Ronald Reagan


Michael Grebe

President and CEO

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation


Jay Mount


MDS Communications


Lee A. Beaman


Beaman Automotive Group


James C. Miller III

Former OMB Director

President Ronald Reagan


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The Claremont Institute


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Member, Council For National Policy


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National Federation of Republican Assemblies


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Young Conservatives Coalition


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President & Founder

Linchpins of Liberty


Joseph A. Morris

Morris & De La Rosa


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Center for Military Readiness


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Tradition, Family, Property, Inc.


Mike Spence


Conservative Republicans of California


Alex St. James

Executive Director

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Executive Director

Grassroot Hawaii Action


Larry Cirignano

DC Representative

Children First Foundation


Matt Schlapp


The American Conservative Union


Dan Schneider

Executive Director

The American Conservative Union


Tom McClusky

Vice President

March for Life Action


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Former Director, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Senior Scholar, The Fund for American Studies


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Hispanic Leadership Fund


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President & C.E.O.



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Faith and Public Policy


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Frontiers of Freedom










The Conservative Action Project, founded by former Attorney General Edwin Meese and chaired by The Honorable Becky Norton Dunlop, is designed to facilitate conservative leaders working together on behalf of common goals. Participants include the CEO’s of over 100 organizations representing all major elements of the conservative movement-economic, social and national security.

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Boehner’s Done. Now This Unexpected Congressman Could Be Our Saving Grace

There could be a scurry for conservative Republicans to find an opposition candidate in the race for the House Speaker post. One of those names that pundits are pondering – and pushing – is Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.)

The GOP leadership is left with significant space to fill after House Speaker John Boehner announced his resignation. Boehner was no favorite among conservatives as he sided or compromised with Democrats and President Obama on many key issues. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has been the presumed successor, but he doesn’t light the fire of the conservative faction. He also reportedly doesn’t have quite enough votes to secure the seat.

According to pundits, conservatives are putting out reeling lines for a person with a stronger ties to Tea Party conservatism. The problem is Boehner is pushing for an Oct. 8 election, giving Tea Party conservatives little time to gather their opposition forces.

This is where Justin Amash’s name comes into play. Political experts think he may just be right for House Speaker as he has already offered leadership within the House.

“I often take sort of a mini-leadership role on the House floor,” he added. “I represent an important Republican perspective, and there are a lot of members who come to me on the House floor and maybe even rely on me to provide an alternative perspective to what they’re hearing from leadership,” Amash said.

Amash, 35, would also bring some youth and diversity to the party’s leadership. Amash, an Eastern Orthodox Christian of Syrian and Palestinian heritage, has spoken graciously of older elected leaders. However, he believes there are better and newer ways of doing things.

“[Boehner] and a lot of the leadership team come from a different generation. They were first elected several years ago, sometimes decades ago, and it’s not surprising that their perspective is going to be different than a lot of the newer members,” Amash said in one interview.

Despite all that’s going for Amash, Boehner has not been favorable towards the young congressman.

Boehner has been so opposed to Amash that he pulled him from the budget committee in late 2012, even though Amash voted with the committee’s Republican chair 95 percent of the time. Boehner was also behind the effort to push Amash out of his seat during the 2014 primary election. Amash was re-elected.

According to Amash’s House web page, he was born in Grand Rapids, Mich., earned his bachelor’s degree with High Honors in economics from the University of Michigan and then received a juris doctor from the University of Michigan Law School. He was a business lawyer for his family’s business before going into politics.

A key thing about Amash, according to political experts, is his perfect voting presence record. He has been present for every single vote in Congress and in the Michigan Legislature when he was a state representative. That is more than 4,000 roll call votes.

One of his key issues is overspending, considering it a fundamental threat to the country’s economy and national security. He introduced a balanced budget amendment called the Business Cycle Balanced Budget Amendment and supports a simple tax code. Pundits report that he is an avid constitutionalist and a stickler for parliamentary procedure.

“I follow a set of principles, I follow the Constitution. And that’s what I base my votes on. Limited government, economic freedom, and individual liberty,” Amash said.

The Michigan representative has been critical of the National Security Administration gathering mass amounts of citizen’s phone data. He watched the entire proceedings when the Patriot Act was debate to make sure nothing, such as an extension of a spying bill, was added while other representatives were out of town.

Another fact about Amash that is promoting his favor among conservative pundits is his use in modern technology to promote his transparency. He explains every vote on his Facebook page.