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  • GOP committee boosts Roberts over Wolf in Kansas Senate race

    07/31/2014 8:28:38 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    TOPEKA – A national Republican group has contributed $45,400 to Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts in his GOP primary race against tea party challenger Milton Wolf, a boost for the incumbent’s sizeable and consistent lead in fundraising. Recent finance reports filed by the campaigns show that Roberts has raised more than $200,000 so far this month. But Wolf, a Leawood radiologist making his first run for public office, raised more than $120,000 in contributions this month and also loaned his campaign an additional $20,000. Roberts is seeking this fourth, six-year term and has enjoyed a significant fundraising advantage ahead of the...
  • Angry black woman eloquently smacks down Students for Justice in Palestine

    07/31/2014 8:28:11 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 3 replies
    Alan B. West ^ | 7/30/14 | Allen West
    They say that imitation is the highest form of flattery. If that’s the case, the American black community should be highly flattered that everybody wants to lay claim to a “civil rights struggle” just like the black civil rights movement. We see that coming from the radical gay agenda, and some in the black community provide credibility in attributing the “civil rights” mantra to that push. You even have folks here in America illegally claiming they have “civil rights.” One thing missing from all these other struggles is the central root of the black civil rights movement, the black church....
  • Ted Cruz looks to steer House conservatives on immigration (SOMEBODY has to lead them!)

    07/31/2014 8:25:05 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | 7/31/14 | Rebecca Kaplan
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, one of the Senate's most outspoken conservatives, is stepping into the middle of House Republican politics yet again. Cruz held court in his office with about a dozen of the House's most ardent conservatives Wednesday night, according to news reports. On the agenda: ways to limit the president's future authority on executive immigration decisions. While the House and Senate already far apart on how to handle the arrival of more than 60,000 children at the southern border, Cruz's demands only widen that gap. He introduced legislation in the Senate earlier this month that would bar the...
  • Sheila Jackson Lee: Obama Pushed to Amnesty by GOP 'Sprinkling Water on a Bleeding Sore'

    07/31/2014 8:22:12 AM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Jul 2014 | Pam Key
    Tuesday on MSNBC's "NewsNation with Tamron Hall," Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) said President Barack Obama should go ahead with his reported plans to give amnesty to 5 to 6 million illegal immigrants because the House Republicans won't pass the Senate's version of comprehensive immigration reform. The Texas Democrat said, "I would applaud the president because all we're doing is taking a sore, bleeding sore and watching it bleed, continue to be infected, and sprinkling water on top of it. That's what the Republicans are doing."
  • In boats now cross coyotes Honduran migrants (Google Translate)

    07/31/2014 8:22:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    LaPrensa - Honduras ^ | July 31, 2014 | by: Xiomara Orellana
    San Pedro Sula, Honduras -- Shielding on the borders and blind spots in Honduras, they manage coyotes and now seek alternatives to continue trafficking who are destined for the United States. Migrants start the journey you take it to Puerto Barrios in Guatemala. "new way of operating and human traffickers are now moving in boats and younger people is detected to take to Guatemala en route to the United States. The boats offer unsecured and warn people that if any of the passengers falls off the boat, they will not stop the march to rescue him. Police officials estimate that...
  • Illegal Immigration is Creating a Public Health Catastrophe

    07/31/2014 8:21:08 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/31/14 | Tim Dunkin
    Why can't we be just as free to assert our nation's sovereign right to affirm and defend our own borders? America is rapidly approaching the precipice when it comes to not just the quality, but even the availability, of health care in this country.
  • Rob Maness to Bill Cassidy: Stand with Cruz, Sessions & Oppose Border Bill

    07/31/2014 8:20:04 AM PDT · by cotton1706
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/30/14 | Tony Lee
    Conservative Louisiana Senate candidate Rob Maness, a retired Air Force Colonel, opposes the House's $659 million border bill, and he called on Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) to stand with Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and publicly oppose it. "With President Obama threatening unilateral executive action to grant a massive amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, the next action Congress takes should address this threat of lawlessness," Maness said on Wednesday, emphasizing that it was a "silent surrender" to a lawless executive. "Congressman Cassidy should publicly and immediately join me in opposing this hollow border bill and fight...
  • 'SPEAKER CRUZ IS IN THE HOUSE' — Republican Border Plan Is In Total Chaos After Conservative Revolt

    07/31/2014 8:19:29 AM PDT · by Mariner · 18 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 31st, 2014 | Brett LoGiurato
    House Republican leaders abruptly changed their plan to deal with the crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border late Wednesday night, after they were not able to muster enough votes to pass the legislation before Congress leaves Friday for a five-week recess. Conservatives in the House revolted against the Republican-led plan, which provides about $659 million in emergency spending for the border crisis through the fiscal year that ends Sept. 30. As a result, the House will vote Thursday on two pieces of legislation, the first being the border plan. If that legislation passes, the House would be required to vote on...
  • Obama: Muslims have built the very fabric of our nation. Such as?

    07/31/2014 8:15:07 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 22 replies
    Allen B. West ^ | 7/31/14 | Allen West
    One of the things I enjoy about this website is the opportunity to educate, edify, and challenge us all to think beyond the obvious. Now I realize some folks are — as we say in the military — “stuck on stupid” and it will take longer to get them with the program. But it is a challenge I accept. So, in that light, I’d like to invite you to scour the annals of American history in order to respond to President Barack Hussein Obama’s recent assertion that Muslims have contributed “to building the very fabric or our nation.” As reported...
  • No, Christians Should Not Believe in 'Left Behind's' Rapture Theology, Says Prominent Apologist

    07/31/2014 8:11:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/31/2014 | Morgan Lee
    "This doctrine is not really found in the book of Revelation. If you read the book of Revelation, you won't find any mention of the rapture there," said William Craig, a Research Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology and Professor of Philosophy at Houston Baptist University. Instead, Craig says, the idea of the rapture comes from a "misinterpretation of 1 and 2 Thessalonians where Paul is describing the coming of the Lord and resurrection of the dead, which will occur at His coming." "If you compare what Paul says there to what Jesus says about the End Times,...
  • IDF Maglan (Special) Forces Killed in Gaza by UN Clinic Rigged With Explosives

    07/31/2014 8:09:16 AM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 12 replies
    Walla ^ | Juy 31, 2014 | Amir Bokbot
    This is an Israeli online paper. My translation: Investigation into the incident yesterday which killed three elite Maglan fighters shows that the structure which collapsed on the soldiers was a UN clinic. It further shows that Hamas hid in the wall 12 barrels of explosives and each weighed 80 kilograms. . . . Findings of the investigation suggest that before entering the clinic Maglan forces shot a shell inside the building out of concern that it was booby-trapped. Then, special Maglan forces burst in along with fighters from the Bomb Squad, who have been operating since the beginning of operation...
  • Migrant children pose educational challenges (Google Translate)

    07/31/2014 8:06:30 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Prensa Libre - Guatemala Free Press ^ | July 31, 2014 | BY SERGIO MORALES / Guatemala
    Dalton GA, USA -- Experience the challenges of Central American children who have entered the country illegally, after about 30 were admitted to the district in the last school year, according to its director, Jim Hawkins. While the number of new students not beyond the capacity of the school system, adolescents pose a series of unprecedented challenges. They have very little education. Some cannot count to 10. Could not turn on a computer. In fact, they have never seen a computer. And in most cases they do not speak English or Spanish, adding that most of those children speaking other...
  • Gallup: 'God Gap' Persists; Religious Are Mostly Republican; Non-Religious Are Mostly Democrat

    07/31/2014 8:05:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/31/2014 | Napp Nazworth
    The so-called "God Gap" between Republicans and Democrats continues to play an important role in partisan differences, according to a new Gallup poll.Among very religious Americans, about half, 49 percent, identify as Republican or are likely to vote Republican. Among nonreligious Americans, also about half, 52 percent, identify as Democrats or are likely to vote for Democrats. This God gap, sometimes called the "religious participation gap," has characterized party politics in the United States for at least the seven years that Gallup has been measuring it, Frank Newport, editor in chief for Gallup, pointed out in a blog post.Religiosity was...
  • Questions for the Left on Gaza...

    07/31/2014 8:04:59 AM PDT · by mononymous
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 7/31/2014 | Mononymous1
    It’d seem that the geniuses of the American left; see, for example, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, John Kerry, President Obama and the entire US State Department, need to ask themselves a few questions regarding what’s going on in Gaza. How is a territory, supposedly under a blockade, able to arm itself with seemingly endless quantities of rockets? Who are the suppliers? Rather than offering a congestion explanation for locating these rockets in schools, why does the “smartest woman in the world” not ask herself this question first? Who, except that imbecile Nancy Pelosi, believes that a “humanitarian” organization (Hamas) stockpiles...
  • White House Excoriates Republican Deportation Demands

    07/31/2014 8:01:22 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 7/31/14 | Steven Dennis
    The White House torched House Republicans’ plan to vote to block President Barack Obama from granting deportation relief to any new people in the country illegally. Republicans say that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has acted as a magnet for the surge in unaccompanied children across the border, even though recent immigrants are not eligible. And Republicans are demanding that Obama not expand that relief amid reports he’s considering granting “administrative amnesty” and work permits to as many as 5 million more unauthorized immigrants. Here’s Press Secretary Josh Earnest’s statement
  • Joe Scarborough turns on Israel

    07/31/2014 7:57:20 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/31/14 | JONATHAN TOPAZ
    Joe Scarborough on Thursday had harsh words for Israel’s actions in Gaza, saying the country was engaging in “indiscriminate” killing. “This is asinine,” said the MSNBC host and former Republican congressman. “This continued killing of women and children in a way that appears to be indiscriminate is asinine.”
  • Couple says they were hit, injured while reporting a child locked in a hot car

    07/31/2014 7:55:30 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 17 replies
    KDVR ^ | 07/29/2014 | Tammy Vigil
    LONGMONT, Colo. — A concerned couple calls police about a young boy left in a hot car. But when the cops arrived, it’s the good Samaritans who needed an ambulance. The boy’s mother is charged with running over the couple who called 911 on her. Now, Shannon Dominguez, 43, is confined to a wheelchair. Doctors say she may never walk the same again. “Every day is a chore. Every day is stressful,” says Dominguez. They never could have imagined calling police to help a child left alone in a hot car would end up like this. “All four windows were...
  • Gallup: LGBT Americans Continue to Skew Democratic and Liberal

    07/31/2014 7:52:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Gallup ^ | 07/31/2014 | Frank Newport
    PRINCETON, NJ -- Americans who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender remain significantly more likely than non-LGBT Americans to identify as Democrats. More than six in 10 LGBT Americans identify as Democrats or are Democratic-leaning independents, while 21% identify with or lean toward the Republican Party. Non-LGBT Americans are more evenly divided in their politics, tilting just slightly more Democratic than Republican. The political orientation of LGBT individuals is virtually unchanged since Gallup's June-September 2012 report, when 21% identified as Republicans, and 65% as Democrats. These results are based on 88,802 Gallup Daily tracking interviews conducted between Jan. 2...
  • Half of air traffic controller job offers go to people with no aviation experience

    07/31/2014 7:50:44 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 30, 2014 | Jon Hilkevitch
    More than half of the latest batch of air-traffic controller job offers nationwide went to people with no aviation experience as part of a program designed to expand hiring among the general public, the Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday. About 22,500 people without an aviation background initially applied. Of those, 837 were offered jobs. The remainder of the roughly 1,600 new controller slots went to more traditional applicants, including military veterans with aviation experience and accredited aviation school graduates. The hiring breakdown marks a major shift in FAA recruitment strategy, which is now geared toward trying to keep ahead of...
  • Hamas founder's son speaks out against terrorist group

    07/31/2014 7:49:16 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 8 replies
    Fox News (Hannity interview) ^ | July 30, 2014 | Fox News
    Mosab Hassan Yousef on why it's time to stop the organization. Powerful interview with Sean Hannity. Definitely worth the six minutes.
  • If Obama Tries to Grant Legal Status to Illegal Immigrants, States Should Say 'See You In Court'

    07/31/2014 7:48:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/31/2014 | By Allan J. Favish
    It has been reported that President Barack Obama is planning to unilaterally attempt to grant legal status to illegal immigrants.  There is no legal authority for him to do so.  It has been reported that it may not be possible to stop Obama’s action with a lawsuit because nobody would have standing to bring the lawsuit. Legal experts see any challenge to the expected immigration policy changes headed for the same key roadblock facing House Speaker John Boehner’s planned suit over Obamacare implementation delays: finding a way to show the injury needed to press a case in the federal courts....
  • Foster Father is Charged with First-Degree Murder after He left 10-Month-old Girl to Die in ....

    07/31/2014 7:45:28 AM PDT · by Cecily · 41 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | July 31, 2014 | Lydia Warren
    A Kansas foster father who mistakenly left a 10-month-old baby girl to die in his hot car has been charged with first-degree murder. Seth Jackson's lawyer said that the felony charge was far too strict for his client, who only remembered the baby was inside the car two hours later when something on TV jogged his memory. 'Rather high for a mistake,' attorney John Stang told NBC of the murder charge, which carries a life sentence with a minimum of 20 years in prison. 'I'm not trying to say it's not a horrible loss. The death of a child is...
  • Had enough DEMOCRAT BROTHERHOOD GOVERNMENT? Then force Boehner to resign as House Speaker.

    07/31/2014 7:45:23 AM PDT · by Graewoulf · 15 replies
    Graewoulf | July 31, 2014 | Graewoulf
    After nearly fours years of caving-in and then approving payment for everything that Obama has wanted, Speaker "Blank Check" Boehner has proven himself to be Obama's primary enabler for Obama's DEMOCRAT BROTHERHOOD GOVERNMENT. The US House “Sue Obama” Bill defines Speaker Boehner’s political philosophy: TALK BIG, and DO NOTHING. This “Sue Obama” House Bill will be quickly rejected by the Courts because Judges appointed by politicians in the Democrat Brotherhood Government, (DBG), have promised to not interfere with the goals of the DBG. Speaker “Blank Check” Boehner is always willing to defer to the opinion of Judges appointed by Democrat...
  • FL: Armed Citizen Prevents Carjacking

    07/31/2014 7:44:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    An armed citizen in Bradentown, Florida stopped an attempted carjacking when he fired a round at his own vehicle during the attempt.   Apparently there were two suspects.  One was in another car.  When the victim showed that he was armed by firing a shot, one carjacker took off in another vehicle, abandoning his accomplice, who fled on foot.   From bradenton.com: The victim said he was carjacked at gunpoint while sitting in front of the CVS Pharmacy at 4302 Cortez Road at 4:26 a.m. Wednesday, according to a release. The victim said he obtained a gun and fired at...
  • Exclusive: Attorney General Eric Holder to Oppose Data-Driven Sentencing

    07/31/2014 7:37:54 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    TIME ^ | July 31, 2014 | by Massimo Calabresi
    Citing concerns about equal justice in sentencing, Attorney General Eric Holder has decided to oppose certain statistical tools used in determining jail time, putting the Obama Administration at odds with a popular and increasingly effective method for managing prison populations. Holder says if such rankings are used broadly, they could have a disparate and adverse impact on the poor, on socially disadvantaged offenders, and on minorities. Holder says using static factors from a criminal’s background could perpetuate racial bias in a system that already delivers 20% longer sentences for young black men than for other offenders.
  • Deadly Libya Violence Pushes Country Toward 'Failed State'

    07/31/2014 7:37:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    NBC ^ | 7/31/14 | Alastair Jamieson
    ...The militant violence in the oil-rich country threatens to destabilize the region, and prove a big embarrassment to the Obama administration and other governments that helped topple Gadhafi.... ....Obama hailed Gadhafi’s ouster as “the end of a long and painful chapter for the people of Libya.” Less than three years on, the U.S. has seen one ambassador killed and another forced out of the country by the violence. The September 2012 killings of Christopher Stevens, and U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith, still pose serious political problems for the Obama administration.
  • Immigration is now President Obama’s worst issue

    07/31/2014 7:35:54 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/31/14 | Aaron Blake
    Immigration has emerged as perhaps President Obama's worst issue -- definitely for today, and maybe of his entire presidency -- when it comes to public perception. A new poll from AP-GfK shows more than two-thirds of Americans (68 percent) disapprove of Obama's handling of the immigration issue in general. Just 31 percent approve -- down from 38 percent two months ago. When you separate those most passionate about the issue, the difference is even more stark, with 57 percent opposed and just 18 percent in favor. That's more than three-to-one. We tried to find an issue on which Obama has...
  • Disenfranchising Franchises: The National Labor relations Board Goes After McDonald's

    07/31/2014 7:34:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/31/2014 | The Editors
    Another day, another radical move from the Obama administration. In a big win for the more opportunistic corners of the organized-labor movement, the National Labor Relations Board decided this week that, in a range of labor cases involving McDonald’s, it will consider the corporate parents of franchise businesses liable for the labor agreements reached between franchises and their employees. The NLRB has maintained otherwise for 30 years, refusing to consider corporations with franchises to be part of a “joint employer” arrangement. Why decide that corporations are employers of employees whom they don’t hire, don’t pay, and can’t fire? Because the...
  • Confronting Evil in Gaza -- If Not Now When?

    07/31/2014 7:31:57 AM PDT · by Aspenhuskerette · 3 replies
    The Aspen Times (CO) ^ | July 31, 2014 | Melanie Sturm
    Asked by a convert to distill the Torah’s essence, Rabbi Hillel — Judaism’s great sage — taught, “What is hateful unto you, do not do unto your neighbor.” Like the Golden Rule that roots most ethical traditions, Hillel’s first-century precept was aimed at inspiring a better society, one that brought order, dignity and peace to an otherwise cruel and warring world. That too much of the world still inhabits a darker moral universe — refusing to Think Again about its preference for violence, hate and death — is perhaps humanity’s greatest challenge. As Nazi-era refugee Albert Einstein understood, defending our...
  • Belgian Doctor Refuses to Treat Elderly Jewish Woman

    07/31/2014 7:30:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    INN ^ | 7/31/2014, 4:25 PM
    A Flemish doctor who manned a medical hotline Wednesday night refused to provide help to a 90-year-old Jewish woman, Bertha Klein, who had suffered a fractured rib. “I’m not coming!” he said. “Send her to Gaza for a few hours, and she will not feel the pain anymore,’ was the reply. The doctor confirmed the exchange, and said that he had spoken the way he did out of “emotional frenzy.” The Health Ministry is investigating the matter, according to Joods Actueel (Jewish News). Klein’s son had been the one to call the hotline. His mother was in agonizing pain after...
  • Ebola virus kills 729 people in West African countries

    07/31/2014 7:30:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    CCTV ^ | 07-31-2014
    The worst outbreak on record of the deadly Ebola virus continues to spread in West Africa. To date, there have been more than 1300 confirmed cases, and 729 have died.
  • China, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala have “fundamental rights” but not America?

    07/31/2014 7:29:12 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/31/14 | Judi McLeod
    The lay-down-and-play-dead spirit being spread throughout the U.S. military under President Barack Obama’s watch now includes an open door for a Chinese spy ship trailing the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise currently underway off the coast of Hawaii.
  • Chicago PMI drops sharply in July

    07/31/2014 7:28:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    Market Watch ^ | July 31, 2014
    WASHINGTON -- Chicago PMI dropped sharply in July to its lowest level in over a year, according to the Chicago business barometer released Thursday. The index fell to 52.6 in July from 62.6 in June, below the MarketWatch-compiled consensus of 63.5. It is the sharpest one month drop in the Chicago PMI since the start of the financial crisis in October 2008. The decline was led by a collapse in production and orders, which had all been strong since last fall, according to the release.
  • Shackled inmate seen being slammed into courtroom wall by Denver deputy files lawsuit

    07/31/2014 7:28:31 AM PDT · by SpeakerToAnimals · 22 replies
    KDVR Denver ^ | 7 -30 -2014 | Chuck Hickey
    DENVER — The attorney for Anthony Waller, the shackled inmate who was seen on surveillance cameras being slammed into a wall by a Denver Sheriff’s deputy during a hearing before a judge in 2012, has filed a lawsuit over the incident. The lawsuit in U.S. District Court names the city and county of Denver, Deputy Brad Lovingier, Capt. Gina McCall and the Denver Sheriff’s Department. A news release sent by attorney Kenneth Padilla on Wednesday says Waller was “shackled in handcuffs, leg irons, and belly chain” when Lovingier “without provocation, grabbed Mr. Waller by his shackles, spun him around and...
  • Flight Ma17: The Absence Of Truth

    07/31/2014 7:27:00 AM PDT · by OneVike · 3 replies
    The Relevant Christian Magazine ^ | 7/31/14 | Simon Smith
    Australia is grieving the loss of 28 lives taken too soon over the skies of Eastern Ukraine. It reminds us that in each act of war there is also collateral damage and always unspeakable suffering and loss. Behind each act of aggression are soldiers led by commanders who are led by leaders and governments all playing the age old battle for territorial and ideological gain.When thinking about those innocent people shot out of the sky over Eastern Ukraine, we already understand that the greatest casualty in this tragedy, as well as the wider conflict in Ukraine, is always “the...
  • Miami Beach considers whether to take Arthur Godfrey’s name off road

    07/31/2014 7:25:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 7/31/14 | MELHOR M. LEONOR
    ... In the 1950s and 60s, Arthur Godfrey exhorted the nation over the airwaves to come to Miami Beach and, in thanks, the city co-named 41st Street as Arthur Godfrey Road.... More than half a century later, the Miami Beach Commission is entertaining a proposal to remove his name from the street. The commissioner calling for the change says he is not relevant anymore; others allege he was anti-Semitic and his name should not grace one of the defining thoroughfares of the city.
  • How Many Children Will Die in Gaza?

    07/31/2014 7:24:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/31/2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    There is not much that is simple about the Arab–Israeli conflict, but there is one thing that is certain: The question of how many Palestinian women and children are going to die in Gaza is not going to be decided by the Israelis — it is going to be decided by Hamas. The Jews mean to live, Hamas means to exterminate them, and there will be war until Hamas and its allies either weary of it or win it and the last Israeli Jew is dead or exiled. It is Hamas, not the Israelis, that stashes rockets and soldiers in...
  • The Education Establishment’s “Success”

    07/31/2014 7:22:34 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 14 replies
    Campus Report ^ | August 2014 | Deborah Lambert
    It’s sad but true. Nearly 50% of high school seniors know the names of The Three Stooges (Larry, Moe and Curly) but can’t name the three branches of government. And fully one-third of students asked for the origin of the statement “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need,” responded that this came from the Bill of Rights when it actually came from The Communist Manifesto. So says Dr. Walter Williams, the eminent free market economist and higher education critic, who explained in a recent column at Townhall.com that examples like this are a testament to...
  • Sierra Leone declares Ebola public health emergency

    07/31/2014 7:21:03 AM PDT · by Covenantor · 16 replies
    BBC News Africa ^ | 31 July 2014 | BBC staff writers
    Sierra Leone's president has declared a public health emergency to curb the deadly Ebola outbreak.,p. Ernest Bai Koroma said the epicentres of the outbreak in the east would be quarantined and asked the security forces to enforce the measures. The UN says 729 people in West Africa have died of Ebola since February - 233 of them in Sierra Leone.
  • George Flinn says Joe Carr "cannot be trusted"

    07/31/2014 7:18:51 AM PDT · by don-o · 8 replies
    Times Free Press ^ | July 28, 2014 | Andy Sher
    NASHVILLE - Republican U.S. Senate hopeful George Flinn is now aiming his fire at state Rep. Joe Carr, R-Lascasas, the other challenger to Sen. Lamar Alexander in the GOP primary election. Flinn says in a new release issued this morning that like Alexander, Carr has a "history of flip-flopping on important issues, dodging key votes, and being involved in backdoor deals that don’t benefit Tennesseans but himself." “Every voter should demand transparency from candidates and research their records before voting," Flinn says of Carr, a favorite of many in-state Tea Party groups. "Joe Carr, like Lamar has flip-flopped on issues...
  • The Airport That Feeds the Oil Boom: The Fastest Growing Airports Are in North Dakota

    07/31/2014 7:18:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 07/31/2014 | Scott McCartney
    A double-wide mobile-home trailer that used to serve as an elementary-school classroom is now the airport terminal. A conference room is the Hertz rental counter. And there is no baggage carousel, just a small counter where baggage workers pile luggage. Sloulin Field International Airport here wasn't built to be one of the fastest-growing airports in the world, but it is now. Traffic last year was 254% higher than just two years earlier. Airlines fly in with jets weighing twice as much as what the runway was built for. And when the parking lot is full, cars are left in ditches...
  • Big presidential entourages from 3 Ebola nations coming to Obama's Africa summit

    07/31/2014 7:17:57 AM PDT · by Raebie · 20 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 31, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    The presidents and other top officials from the three nations considered ground zero for the deadly Ebola virus are still planning to attend President Obama’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit next week, adding another layer of concern to a world meeting expected to gridlock Washington for three days. At least one of those leaders attending the Sunday-Wednesday summit, Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan, is bringing a 73-person entourage. Those from Guinea and Liberia are also expected to be large. While the travel of the entourages and support staff such as jet crews is naturally raising concerns, the White House tamped down worries and...
  • U.S. jobless claims turn higher one week after touching 14-year low

    07/31/2014 7:13:26 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 7/31/14 | Jeffrey Bartash
    One week after falling to a 14-year low, the number of people who applied for U.S. unemployment benefits rose sharply last week but remained near a postrecession bottom. Initial jobless claims climbed by 23,000 to 302,000 in the seven days ended July 26, retracing the entire decline in prior week, according to Labor Department data . The level of claims was in line with Wall Street expectations.
  • Baby Killers in MS Handed Victory by 5th Circuit Panel

    07/31/2014 7:12:20 AM PDT · by WXRGina · 1 replies
    BarbWire ^ | July 31, 2014 | Gina Miller
    The culture of death was given a win on Tuesday when a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the 2012 Mississippi law that requires abortion “doctors” to have admitting privileges at local hospitals. Therefore, Mississippi’s last remaining abortion mill in Jackson can continue to practice its baby killing. The Jackson Free Press reported on Tuesday: The Jackson Women’s Health Organization was unable to obtain the privileges and challenged the constitutionality of the law in court and succeeded in obtaining an injunction against the law in federal court. The court only found the law unconstitutional...
  • Colorado state Sen. Steve King charged with 3 felonies

    07/31/2014 7:09:10 AM PDT · by dware · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 07.31.2014 | AP
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Republican state Sen. Steve King is facing three felony charges alleging he falsified time cards and defrauded two former employers out of thousands of dollars.
  • The Hidden Gloom Underlying California's 'Boom'

    07/31/2014 7:08:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    RCM ^ | 07/31/2014 | By Carson Bruno
    Good news, in 2013, California's economy grew faster than the nation's - 2 percent vs. 1.8 percent. Many have used this as vindication that California's progressive policies, ranging from the 2012 Proposition 30 tax increases to implementation of AB 32's cap-and-trade scheme, are not hindering growth (some even suggest such policies are aiding the growth). However, focusing on the statewide number masks the bad news; California's growth is vastly inconsistent across its regions. And if we explore those differences - using Bureau of Economic Analysis 2001-to-2012 metropolitan-area statistics adjusted for inflation using the CPI-U-RS - the Golden State looks like...
  • Jw Forces Release Of Clinton State Department Conflict Of Interest Docs

    07/31/2014 7:08:03 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 3 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 30, 2014
    Documents Detail Road Map of over 200 Conflict-of-Interest Rulings that led to $48 Million in Income for Clinton Entities Judicial Watch announced today the release of more than 200 conflict-of-interest reviews by State Department ethics advisers of proposed Bill Clinton speaking and consulting engagements during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state. The documents were obtained as result of a federal court order in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed against the State Department on May 28, 2013 (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:13-cv-00772)). The lawsuit is ongoing. June 2011 documents show that the State...
  • Who owns "The Beast" ? This is BIG.

    07/31/2014 7:07:06 AM PDT · by mgist · 41 replies
    Transporte MX ^ | 7/23/2014 | NA
    ¿ Quiénes son los dueños de la “bestia” ? 23 julio, 2014 en Ferroviario, Pasajeros, Últimas noticias Deja un comentario Grandes compañías de Estados Unidos, magnates mexicanos, congresistas y ex funcionarios de Washington, tienen intereses en las empresas que operan los ferrocarriles de carga mexicanos conocidos genéricamente como La Bestia, según archivos públicos consultados por Univisión. Las dos grandes empresas que manejan el servicio en México niegan que sus trenes sean parte de La Bestia, o consideran que las denuncias de lo que ocurre a bordo de sus vagones es un asunto por el que debe responder el gobierno. Pero...
  • Report: George Washington Bridge to get fence to prevent rising suicides

    07/31/2014 7:06:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    CBS News ^ | 07/31/2014
    The George Washington Bridge spanning New York and New Jersey is getting a fence to help curb suicides as the number of deaths there approaches record levels. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says there have been 13 suicides and 40 rescues on the span so far this year. There were 16 deaths for all of 2013. Plans call for erecting a 9-foot fence to replace the current railing to make jumping from the bridge difficult. Chief structural engineer Bernie Yostpile tells The Record newspaper that the project will cost $37 million to $47 million and will...
  • Douglas County Teachers’ Union Membership Drops 25 Percent ( Colorado )

    07/31/2014 7:02:53 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Colorado Observer ^ | July 31, 2014 | Ali Gordon
    The teachers’ union representing the Douglas County school system has lost one-quarter of its membership since last year, signaling a growing frustration within the ranks that dues are used to finance politics instead of professional development. The significant drop in membership of the Douglas County Federation (DCF) was revealed in a July 21 letter from the board of education to Courtney Smith, union president, and was based on the union’s most recently released tax returns. The letter pointed to the drop in membership as undeniable proof that teachers had chosen the district over the union and the need for major...