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  • Dagestani Relative of Tamerlan Tsarnaev Is a Prominent Islamist

    05/08/2013 5:47:24 PM PDT · by massmike · 20 replies ^ | 05/08/2013 | Simon Shuster
    When Tamerlan Tsarnaev spent six months in the Russian region of Dagestan, he had a guide with an unusually deep knowledge of the local Islamist community: a distant cousin named Magomed Kartashov. Six years older than Tsarnaev, Kartashov is a former police officer and freestyle wrestler—and one of the region’s most prominent Islamists. In 2011 Kartashov founded and became the leader of an organization called the Union of the Just, whose members campaign for sharia law and pan-Islamic unity in Dagestan, often speaking out against U.S. policies across the Muslim world. The group publicly renounces violence. But some of its...
  • Benghazi whistleblower hearing: A grand public service

    05/08/2013 5:36:39 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | by Erik Wemple
    We’ve heard the official line of Obama administration officials. Benghazi happened “a long time ago.” Benghazi has been thoroughly investigated—all the questions have been asked and answered, all the key officials have given their on-the-record testimony. The media have had their chances to ask their questions. If all that is true, then why did the testimony of Gregory Hicks before a House committee today provide such a riveting and enlightening picture of the events of Sept. 11, 2012? Hicks was the State Department’s deputy chief of mission in Libya that night. He would become the chief before the night was...
  • Doomed Libya ambassador: 'We're under attack'

    05/08/2013 5:35:26 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | May 8, 2013 | Alan Silverleib, CNN Congressional Producer
    Washington (CNN) -- Late on the night of last September 11, U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens spoke to his deputy for the final time from the diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. "Greg, we're under attack," Stevens told Gregory Hicks.Within hours, Stevens and three other Americans were dead, victims of an armed terrorist assault that has since become a political and foreign policy flashpoint in Washington's partisan wars.
  • First lady: Christie an example of why 'Let's Move' is important

    05/08/2013 5:31:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 8, 2013 | Jonathan Easley
    First lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday said New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) suffers from adulthood obesity and is an example of why her "Let’s Move" campaign is such an important initiative. Speaking Wednesday on the "Today" show, the first lady was asked to comment on reports that Christie secretly underwent a medical operation in February to help him lose weight. “The one thing I will say is that there are millions of people like the governor who struggle with adulthood obesity, and that’s one of the reasons why 'Let’s Move' is so important,” she said. “Because we want to...
  • “feeeelings… wo wo wo feeeeeeeelings….”

    05/08/2013 5:28:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    What Does The Prayer Really Say ^ | 5/8/2013 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    It took them a few hours to get organized, but Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter), in its capacity of LCWR spin surrogate, has started to twist Pope Francis’s address to the UISG (HERE) into something that it is not.Here is an example.In my own quick translation of the meat of the Pope’s remarks, I commented that translation of the phrase (in Italian, but also in Latin) “sentire con la Chiesa… sentire cum ecclesia“, can be tricky to render into English.  In Italian, “sentire” has a stronger line of meaning in the senses and feeling, hearing, smelling, so forth.  But the...
  • Salafi group building mosques in Philly and Jersey (video)

    05/08/2013 5:22:25 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 8 replies
    Creeping Sharia ^ | May 6 2013 | creeping
    Salafi group building mosques in Philly and Jersey (video) Posted on May 6, 2013 by creeping Three in Philly, at least one in Camden, one in Asbury Park, and others in New Jersey, North Carolina, Baltimore, Maryland and more.Start listening at 5:15 via The Salafi Marakiz in the United Kingdom & America – YouTube.Germany has banned three Salafi movements who want to implement sharia law. What Muslim group doesn’t want that?As Robert Spencer posted recently, Mosques are the battleground of the war between Islam and the West. We haven’t had a chance to watch the video but if you have...
  • Increasing Attacks on Christianity in Europe

    05/08/2013 5:20:24 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 1 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 21 July 2012 | Enza Ferreri
    I'm afraid that Raymond Ibrahim might in the not-so-distant future have more work to do when compiling his monthly statistics of persecution of Christians. European countries may have to be added to his list. Persecution of Christians in Europe takes mainly two forms. The first is the age-old type that we already know from what happens in Asia and Africa as Muslim (mostly illegal) immigrants spread across the globe. The second is the brand-new, "liberal" kind, deriving from European elites' efforts to marginalize Christianity in its own historical home. I'll focus in this post on a few examples of the...
  • Close call: Cher’s mom changed mind about aborting famous daughter while sitting in clinic

    05/08/2013 5:16:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies
    Life Site ^ | by John Jalsevac
    May 8, 2013 ( – This past weekend during an appearance on a Lifetime show called Dear Mom, Love Cher, the famous singer’s mother confessed that she came within minutes of aborting her now-famous daughter. Georgia Holt was 20 and recently separated from her husband when she found herself pregnant with Cher. She had moved back in with her own mother, who, when she found out that Georgia was expecting, gave her daughter an ultimatum: reunite with her husband or get an abortion. Holt at first opted for the abortion, to the point that she even went to the clinic...
  • Obama to host Cameron on Monday: White House

    05/08/2013 5:15:49 PM PDT · by haffast · 3 replies
    AFP ^ | 09 May 2013 7:28 AM | AFP/jc
    WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama will meet British Prime Minister David Cameron at the White House on Monday to discuss Syria and the G8 summit next month in Northern Ireland, officials said. "The prime minister's visit underscores the special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom that has been crucial in advancing our shared security and prosperity," a White House statement said. The statement said that in addition to Syria and the G8, the talks would include discussion on trade and economic cooperation and counterterrorism measures. The Cameron visit will take place as Washington seeks to build momentum...
  • Every Holyday Of Obligation On Liturgical Calendar Deferred To Easter

    05/08/2013 5:13:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Washington, DC–A spokesman for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops announced today that beginning tomorrow on the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord, every holyday of obligation listed on the Liturgical Calender, including Sundays, would from here on be deferred to Easter. The announcement came as welcomed news to many Catholics who found the near-impossible obligations imposed on them by their bishops simply too difficult to fulfil. Spokesman for the USCCB Sister Maxine Howard told the press this morning that the removal of nearly every obligatory holyday was a long time coming. “This will most certainly come as a relief to many Catholics who were falling into sin because of unfeasible Church requirements.”...
  • Student mad at teacher at Duncanville Student Goes off against teacher (Live Leak video)

    05/08/2013 5:09:32 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 34 replies
    Live Leak video ^ | May 8, 2013
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  • Sharyl 'Benghazi Campaign' Attkisson Hadn't Reported About the Attack On the Air in Over 5 Months

    05/08/2013 5:00:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies ^ | May 8, 2013 | Matthew Balan
    CBS's Sharyl Attkisson is apparently viewed by network executives as "wading dangerously close to advocacy" in her coverage of the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, as Politico's Dylan Byers asserted in a Wednesday item. Byers reported that "Attkisson can't get some of her stories on the air, and is thus left feeling marginalized and underutilized." Attkisson's minute-long report about the House Oversight Committee's latest hearing on the attack on Wednesday's CBS This Morning was actually the first time since November 23, 2012 that the journalist reported about the story on air, according a search...
  • Ex-official describes confusion during Benghazi attack

    05/08/2013 4:59:21 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 22 replies
    Auburn Citizen ^ | 5/8/2013 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON | A former top diplomat in Libya on Wednesday delivered a riveting minute-by-minute account of the chaotic events during the deadly assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi last September, with a 2 a.m. call from Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and confusion about the fate of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.In a slow, halting and sometimes emotional voice, Gregory Hicks, the deputy chief of mission who was in Tripoli, described for a House committee how a routine day on Sept. 11, 2012, quickly devolved as insurgents launched two nighttime attacks on the facility in eastern Libya, killing...
  • Minnesota governor questions Vikings’ release of Chris Kluwe

    05/08/2013 4:55:51 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    1500 ESPN ^ | May 8, 2013
    “Yeah, I don’t feel good about it,” said Dayton when asked about the Minnesota Vikings decision to release outspoken punter Chris Kluwe. “I’m not in a position to evaluate the relative punting abilities, but it seems to me the general manager said, right after the draft, they were going to have competition,” Dayton recalled. “Well, they bring the one guy in, he kicks for a weekend and that’s competition? “I just think sports officials ought to be honest about what the heck is going on, same way I think public officials should be honest about what’s going on, so that...
  • A Gold Number Literally Off The Charts

    05/08/2013 4:54:57 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies
    The Daily Reckoning ^ | Dave Gonigam
    A Gold Number Literally Off The Charts Dave GonigamMay 8, 2013“Setting a record” doesn’t begin to do the story justice. The Hong Kong Census and Statistics Department is out with its monthly figures on China’s gold imports via Hong Kong. The Chinese government is notoriously secretive about its total imports, so the Hong Kong figures are the best we have to go on. The March number is 223.5 metric tons — literally off the charts… “This is quite out of expectation, as all these imports were done before the market slump in April,” a trader at the Bank of China...
  • What we learned today about the Benghazi attacks

    05/08/2013 4:49:23 PM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 35 replies ^ | 5/8/13 | David Freddoso
    If anyone suggests that nothing new was said in today’s Benghazi hearing — it’s just not true. It doesn’t take a smoking gun to solve a murder case, and the absence of a smoking gun here doesn’t take away from the fact that huge doubt was cast both on the Obama administration’s diligence with respect to its mission in Libya and its sincerity in explaining what had happened after the fact. There were several important revelations in today’s testimony. They come from sources that are not mere partisan hacks, but civil servants who experienced the Benghazi attacks up close and...
  • Police: Man beat up over unwanted shirt removal (Seattle)

    05/08/2013 4:45:54 PM PDT · by Stoat · 32 replies
    KOMO TV (Seattle) ^ | May 8, 2013 | Michael Harthorne
    A banker beat up a man he believes sexually propositioned him by removing one of his two shirts during a business conversation in a hotel room last week, according to the Seattle Police Department. Officers were called to the Crowne Plaza Holiday Inn in downtown Seattle around 1:15 a.m. Thursday for a reported assault and found the victim covered in blood in the lobby. The victim told officers he was in the hotel bar when he met the suspect, who was in town for a bankers convention. The two got into a conversation about banking until last call, at...
  • 2012 Testimony: Lack of Budget Not a Factor in Benghazi Security Decisions (Video)

    05/08/2013 4:45:45 PM PDT · by blueyon · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/08/2013 | John Sexton
    During today's hearings, Democrats have suggested that cuts to the State Department's budget may have played a role in the lack of security in Benghazi. This claim was addressed during the previous hearings which took place on Oct. 10, 2012.
  • Hagel declares war on troops’ pin-up girls

    05/08/2013 4:37:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | May 8, 2013 | Joe Saunders
    Chuck Hagel has his priorities. The country’s in the middle of a war against terrorists. The administration he serves all but admits the military he’s in charge of can’t or won’t back up tough talk to Syria. But the Defense secretary keeps his eyes on the prize. According to the Military Times, Hagel has ordered inspections to make sure American soldiers, sailors and marines the world over have only G-rated material in their workplace. The mission is to ensure there are no “materials that create a degrading or offensive work environment,” Military Times reports. According to the paper, the effort...
  • RikuDgalim - Yom Yerushalayim 2013

    05/08/2013 4:36:53 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    INNTV ^ | 8/5/13