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  • Gallup poll shows Tea Party supporters the most motivated to vote

    10/24/2014 1:39:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Hot Air ^ | October 24, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    They’re baaaa-aaack, as Carol Anne said in Poltergeist II. No, not the cheesy ghosts from the cemetery under their house, but the ghosts of the previous midterm election, and they’re about to haunt Democrats. Gallup’s survey from the end of last month shows that the most enthusiastic voters in this cycle are Tea Party supporters — and it’s not even close: Although the Tea Party has not been as visible in this year’s midterm elections as it was in 2010, Tea Party Republicans have given more thought to this year’s elections and are much more motivated to vote than are...
  • Foley Family to White House: You Saved Bergdahl. Why Not Our Son?

    10/24/2014 1:37:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 10/24/2014 | Eli Lake
    After the Obama administration bargained for Bowe Bergdahl’s life, the family of ISIS hostage James Foley begged the White House for the same treatment—only to be denied. The parents of James Foley, the journalist ISIS beheaded in August, learned about the U.S. government’s attempt to rescue him about an hour before the rest of us did. The grieving parents got word from President Obama himself. “I told Obama that Jim worked hard to get him elected,” John Foley, James’s father, told The Daily Beast. “He believed till the end his country would come and get them.” The president, according to...
  • UN chief 'shocked and alarmed' by Gaza tunnels

    10/24/2014 1:35:41 PM PDT · by Lorianne
    Irael Hayom ^ | 15 October 2014 | Shlomo Cesana, Gadi Golan, Daniel Siryoti
    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visits southern Israel, Gaza Strip • Ban: The build-destroy, build-destroy cycle in Gaza must be broken • Ban tours terror tunnel near Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha, calls threats posed by rockets and tunnels "not acceptable." The U.N. Human Rights Council's investigation of Operation Protective Edge will go ahead as planned, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when the two met in Jerusalem earlier this week. Israel tried to convince Ban that an internal Israeli probe of the recent Gaza operation would be sufficient, but Ban made clear he would await the results of the...
  • Bombshell: Valerie Jarrett Helped Manage Fallout Over Eric Holder's

    10/24/2014 1:34:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 24, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    For years the White House has argued it had nothing to do with Operation Fast and Furious while it was active and certainly wasn't involved the fallout and cover-up that followed after Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed in 2010 by Mexican bandits carrying guns from the lethal program. Now years later, a Vaughn Index describing Fast and Furious documents being held from the American people and Congress under President Obama's assertion of executive privilege shows White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett played a key role in Attorney General Eric Holder's changing testimony to Congress. More from Judicial Watch: Practically lost in...
  • Kathryn Ruemmler asks not to be considered to succeed Holder, White House confirms

    10/24/2014 1:33:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/24/2014 | By Juliet Eilperin
    Former White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler told President Obama this week he should take her name out of consideration for the post of attorney general, White House officials confirmed Friday. “We can confirm the president asked Kathy to consider this, and she was among those the president had been looking at,” said a White House official who asked for anonymity in a written statement, referring to the search to replace retiring Attorney General Eric Holder. “Kathy took this step this week on her own volition—as she always has done, putting the president and the administration first.” The Associated Press first...
  • Who says Obamacare isn't major factor in midterms?

    10/24/2014 1:33:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 24, 2014 | Byron York
    Some Democrats and their advocates in the press believe Obamacare, a year into implementation, is no longer much of a factor in the midterm elections. But no one has told Republican candidates, who are still pounding away at the Affordable Care Act on the stump. And no one has told voters, especially those in states with closely contested Senate races, who regularly place it among the top issues of the campaign. In Arkansas, Republican challenger Tom Cotton is pulling ahead of incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor partly on the strength of a relentless focus on Obamacare. Cotton's newest ad attacks...
  • Red line? ISIS used chemical weapons against Iraqi army

    10/24/2014 1:31:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/24/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    What happens when terrorists get their hands on weapons of mass destruction? They will use them, and that also includes marauding armies of terrorists like ISIS. Despite the risks associated with using old chemical ordnance, risks that the West hoped would dissuade ISIS from making use of battlefield discoveries of old stock, the Washington Post reports confirmation that the terrorist army has deployed chlorine-gas weapons on at least one occasion against the Iraqi army: Dizzy, vomiting and struggling to breathe, 11 Iraqi police officers were rushed to a government hospital 50 miles north of the capital last month. The...
  • Joe Biden votes early, but ‘what’s with the glue stick?’ [photo]

    10/24/2014 1:26:06 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 18 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 10-24-2014 | Twitchy staff
    Joe Biden votes early, but ‘what’s with the glue stick?’ [photo] 1:25 pm on October 24, 2014 by Twitchy StaffVice President Biden ✔ @VP Follow Vice President Biden just cast his ballot in Delaware for this year's midterm elections → 12:20 PM - 24 Oct 2014 Vice President Joe Biden voted early in the election without accidentally disenfranchising himself, but something on the table caught the eye of some who saw the photo: Why's he got a whole bunch of glue sticks?....
  • Blue Angel pilot gives Golden Gate Bridge flyover during rush hour

    10/24/2014 1:12:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 24, 2014 | Douglas Ernst
    One of the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angel pilots recently flew right over the Golden Gate Bridge during rush hour, and the moment was perfectly caught on camera by a fan. Tiburon, California, resident Rich Shelton captured Lt. Cmdr. David Tickle fly his F/A-18 right above San Francisco traffic Oct. 9 during Fleet Week. “They don’t always make many passes between the towers, so I was very lucky to catch this shot with my relatively slow camera!” Mr. Shelton told Navy Times. Navy Times reached out to Blue Angels for comment and was assured that all necessary safety precautions were taken...
  • Daylight Saving Time: Keep it year round

    10/24/2014 1:11:47 PM PDT · by PROCON · 36 replies
    (CNN) -- On Sunday, November 2, it will again be the end of Daylight Saving Time. Many of us will be muttering to ourselves as we wander around resetting all of our various clocks -- on the thermostat, clock radio and stove, among other places. Sure, you'll get an extra hour of sleep by turning back the clock by an hour in the fall. But if you have a regular day job, you'll be commuting home in the dark instead of in daylight come the following day. Why do we do this every fall? And why do we dial forward...
  • Michael Brown and Race Hoaxes

    10/24/2014 1:07:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 24, 2014 | Mona Charen
    Back in August, when news first broke of a shooting in Ferguson, Mo., the media world, perpetually tingling with eagerness for white-on-black violence stories, plunged into delirium. An unarmed, black 18-year-old "gentle giant" had been shot in the back while running away from a white police officer! He was just preparing to enter college in the fall. He had been assassinated while holding his hands in the air in a gesture of helplessness. "Hands up; don't shoot," chanted protesters. The "hands up" gesture immediately achieved iconic status among demonstrators from Boston to New York to San Francisco. If the early...
  • Jordan says Russia can help solve Israeli-Arab conflict

    10/24/2014 1:03:49 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 4 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 10/2/2014 | Justin Jalil
    Jordan’s king told Russian President Vladimir Putin that Moscow plays a pivotal role in efforts to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, during a meeting between the two in Moscow Wednesday. “The world should realize that without Russia, it is nearly impossible to make serious progress in the region,” King Abdullah II said, in a meeting that highlighted security and economic cooperation between the two nations, according to the Russian news agency TASS. “Of course, we are very grateful to Russia for the role it plays in the Mideast region.”
  • Puerto Rico Gay Marriage Ruling Sets up a Potential Federal Conflict

    10/24/2014 1:03:21 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Crux ^ | 10/23/14 | Richard Wolf
    Gay marriage may be sweeping the nation, but in Puerto Rico it remains against the law. A federal district judge late Tuesday rejected the reasoning used in at least 14 other decisions and said his hands were tied by a 1972 Supreme Court ruling that upheld a Minnesota same-sex marriage ban “for want of a substantial federal question.” “This court is bound by decisions of the Supreme Court that are directly on point,” District Court Judge Juan Perez-Gimenez ruled. “Only the Supreme Court may exercise the prerogative of overruling its own decisions.” The ruling marks only the second time that...
  • Attack on Egypt army post kills 30

    10/24/2014 1:02:39 PM PDT · by AU72 · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 24 2014 | ASHRAF SWEILAM and MAGGIE MICHAEL
    EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- A coordinated assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula killed 30 Egyptian troops on Friday, making it the deadliest single attack in decades on the military, which has been struggling to stem a wave of violence by Islamic extremists since the overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. Officials described it as "well-planned" attack that began with a car bomb which may have been set off by a suicide attacker. Other militants then fired rocket-propelled grenades, striking a tank carrying ammunition and igniting a secondary explosion. Roadside bombs intended to target rescuers struck two army...
  • Write in vote for Texas Senator (Vanity)

    10/24/2014 1:02:37 PM PDT · by csivils · 13 replies
    Craig Sivils
    My first vanity, but I thought this was funny. My wife and I went to vote today. While looking at the race for Texas senator... I wanted to send a message. Unlike the other races, this one offered the possibility for a write in vote. Cornball was going to win without my vote, so I proudly wrote in Ted Cruz... It was a spur of the moment idea, but it seemed perfect. As we walked back to the car, I mentioned to my wife that I had done a write-in vote. Before I could tell her who or what, she...
  • WATCH: SEN. MARK UDALL BOTCHES MLK QUOTE: 'WE JUDGE PEOPLE BY THE CONTENT OF THEIR COLOR'

    10/24/2014 1:02:07 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 20 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/24/14 | by CHARLIE SPIERING
    WATCH: SEN. MARK UDALL BOTCHES MLK QUOTE: 'WE JUDGE PEOPLE BY THE CONTENT OF THEIR COLOR' Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) flubbed a Martin Luther King Jr. quote on Thursday, during an event. "In 2008 and 2012, we showed that Dr. Martin Luther King had it right," Udall began, "which is that in America, at our best, we judge people by the content of their color…" he began, before acknowledging that he had messed up, and correcting it.
  • League City clinic quarantined due to patient's Ebola-like symptoms

    10/24/2014 12:58:41 PM PDT · by Columbo · 17 replies
    League City officials say a patient's symptoms and recent travel to Africa forced the precautionary closure of an emergency clinic. Based on the countries the patient recently visited, the Centers for Disease Control believes there is very little to zero risk of exposure to Ebola, however. It was shortly after 11 a.m. Friday when the staff at Intermediate Medical Care located at 2640 E League City Parkway called authorities. A medical worker said a male patient who had recently traveled from Africa was at the facility and "exhibiting symptoms that could be consistent with Ebola."
  • Gov. Scott Walker's bald spot has become a campaign issue

    10/24/2014 12:57:39 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 10 replies
    THE WEEK ^ | 24 OCTOBER 2014 | THE WEEK
    Wisconsin's Republican govern is caught in a tight re-election race against Democratic challenger Mary Burke, but it wasn't Burke who brought Scott Walker's bald spot into the race. "He brought it up," said the Wisconsin State Journal.
  • New Book Discusses Scientific and Theological Problems with Darwinian Evolution

    10/24/2014 12:55:45 PM PDT · by Heartlander · 3 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | October 22, 2014 | Casey Luskin
    New Book Discusses Scientific and Theological Problems with Darwinian Evolution Casey Luskin October 22, 2014 4:22 PM | Permalink A new book, More Than Myth?, features contributions from various pro-ID authors discussing the scientific and theological problems with Darwinian evolution. The editors include Paul Brown, a professor of chemistry, biology, and environmental studies at the evangelical university Trinity Western, and Robert Stackpole, a Catholic theologian. Their vision for the book was to show that both Catholics and Protestants can agree that there is scientific and theological evidence showing that intelligent design -- rather than Darwinian evolution -- is the best...
  • Obama Can't Help Throwing His Party Under His Bus

    10/24/2014 12:55:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 24, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    Politically speaking, President Barack Obama is almost as toxic as the ominous viruses he continues to mismanage. Every Democratic candidate fears the contagion and seeks to quarantine himself from his presence and policies. It's hardly unfair to say that Obama has earned his current condition, having squandered more unearned goodwill than any president in recent memory. Despite his fall, during a speech at Northwestern University earlier this month, Obama couldn't resist blurting out: "I'm not on the ballot this fall. Michelle's pretty happy about that. But make no mistake: These policies are on the ballot -- every single one of...
  • Professor Roberto de Mattei and Papal Authority

    10/24/2014 12:44:23 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Father Hunwicke's Mutual Enrichment ^ | 10/24/14 | Fr. John Hunwicke
    Writing in the aftermath of "the Synod", Professor Roberto de Mattei, perhaps the greatest Church historian of our time, wrote "Judgement, with its resulting definition of truths and condemnation of errors, is the jurisdiction par excellence of the Vicar of Christ, supreme guardian and judge of faith and morality". These wise observations instantly put me in mind of some words of a man who had soaked himself in the history of the first Christian centuries, our own Blessed John Henry Newman: "[I]t is one of the reproaches urged against the Church of Rome, that it has originated nothing, and has...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 43 OCT. 24 2014

    10/24/2014 12:39:47 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 13 replies
    freerepublic | Oct 24 2014 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. There is no telling where it will go and... that...
  • Milwaukee election officials demean, intimidate observers, monitors claim

    10/24/2014 12:32:30 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 10-24-14 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. — Republican Party election observers monitoring in-person absentee voting at Milwaukee’s largest polling place say partisan election officials are shutting them out. Reports to Wisconsin Reporter from observers at the Zeidler Municipal Building in downtown Milwaukee detail the strict enforcement of the Democrat-heavy Milwaukee Election Commission’s edict keeping poll workers as far away from voters as a new state law will allow — eight feet. “I could neither see what any voters was providing for (proof of residency) nor hear the conversation between the election worker and the voter, who was then given a ballot,” one observer told...
  • Russia and Israel: A Beautiful Friendship?

    10/24/2014 12:29:32 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/24/2014 | Michael Curtis
    When Bob Dylan sang “For the times they are a-changin’” he was not referring to relations between Israel and Russia, but his lyrics might just fit at the present time. No one can speak of a Russian tropical heat wave towards Israel but it isn’t surprising the temperature’s rising. The relationship may be heading to a beautiful friendship if not the beginning of love...
  • So what's the point? NYC Ebola patient PASSED new 'enhanced screening' at JFK Airport

    10/24/2014 12:26:36 PM PDT · by dennisw · 33 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 24 October 2014 | David Martosko
    Dr. Craig Spencer returned from Guinea on Oct. 17 The CDC's 'enhanced screening' protocols didn't flag him as a disease carrier because he had no Ebola symptoms 'He went through multiple layers of screening and did not have a fever or other symptoms of illness,' the CDC tweeted He spiked a 100.3-degree fever six days later and landed in New York City's Bellevue Hospital Critics are slamming the CDC and the Obama administration for letting west African travelers into the country while requiring airport screening that can't identify patients Craig Spencer, the doctor whose confirmed Ebola diagnosis sent New York...
  • Francis’ Patient Revolution

    10/24/2014 12:25:52 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Chiesa Online ^ | 10/24/14 | Sandro Magister
    There was no agreement at the synod on homosexuality and divorce, but in the end it will be the pope who decides. And he already has in mind the changes he wants to introduce, or rather is already putting them into practice. A commentary by Paul Anthony McGavin ROME, October 24, 2014 – It is not true that Francis was silent during the two weeks of the synod. In the morning homilies at Saint Martha’s, he hammered away every day at the zealots of tradition, those who load unbearable burdens onto men, those who have only certainties and no doubts,...
  • Valerie Jarrett Key Player in Fast and Furious Cover-Up After Holder Lied to Congress

    10/24/2014 12:25:29 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    JudicialWatch.org ^ | OCTOBER 24, 2014
    President Obama’s trusted senior advisor, Valerie Jarrett, was a key player in the effort to cover up that Attorney General Eric Holder lied to Congress about the Fast and Furious scandal, according to public records obtained by Judicial Watch.The information is part of a Department of Justice (DOJ) “Vaughn index” detailing records about the gun-running operation known as Fast and Furious. JW had to sue the agency for the records after the Obama administration failed to provide them under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). A federal court ordered the DOJ to provide the records over the agency’s objections. Yesterday...
  • The Politics Of Medicaid Expansion And Obamacare Repeal

    10/24/2014 12:22:27 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 4 replies
    Federalist ^ | 24 October 2014 | John Daniel Davidson
    With the midterms looming, Obamacare politics are again prominent. But some Republican candidates find themselves defending that law. ___ With midterm elections looming, the politics of Obamacare are again coming to the fore—only this time it’s not just Democrats making the case that the law’s Medicaid expansion is good but also some leading Republicans, chief among them Ohio Gov. John Kasich. This week Kasich staked out the rather untenable position that Congress should repeal Obamacare but keep the Medicaid expansion part, as if they’re two different things. “From Day One, and up until today and into tomorrow, I do not...
  • Vince Sheheen on Nikki Haley: "We're Going To Escort Whore Out The Door"

    10/24/2014 12:22:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    youtube ^ | 10/24/14 | Rising ICYMI Rising ICYMI
    Video at link.
  • Raytheon's Alabama-made SM-6s intercept targets in 'engage on remote' tests

    10/24/2014 12:17:45 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    AL.com ^ | October 24, 2014 | Leada Gore
    Raytheon's Standard Missile-6 had a pair of successful intercepts during recent testing highlighting the system's ability to use targeting information provided from a remote source. The "engage on remote" scenario involved two SM-6s launched from the USS Chancellorsville against anti-ship and cruise missile targets. The scenario included the SM-6s being launched prior to its own radars detecting the incoming threats, and instead using targeting information from the USS Sampson, another Aegis ship in the area. The first SM-6 intercepted a low-altitude, short-range supersonic target while the second intercepted a low-altitude, medium-range subsonic target. The SM-6 and Standard Missile-3 are produced...
  • 3 Dead, Several Injured in Shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Washington

    10/24/2014 12:13:35 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 57 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/24/14 | Aurelius
    At least three people are dead and several are injured in a school shooting that has taken place at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington. News reports state that the gunman was a student. The school is currently in a lockdown. All after school activities have been cancelled. Unconfirmed reports from local news sources say at least three people are dead and six are injured. The shooter reported that the gunman walked into the cafeteria and opened fire.
  • Cadillac and The Disappearing V-8

    10/24/2014 12:13:24 PM PDT · by all the best · 72 replies
    Eric Peters Autos ^ | Eric Peters
    Mourn with me. Cadillac – Cadillac! – no longer sells a single car powered by a V-8 engine. Or such will be the case in about two months, when 2014 fades to 2015. Come Jan. 1, all new Cadillac cars will be powered by fours or sixes. Some will be turbocharged. But none will larger than 3.6 liters. The last of the V-8 Caddys – the (very) limited production CTS-V sedan/wagon – is being retired. There appears to be a replacement on deck for 2016, but the continued politically viability of V-8 engines within the system (so to speak) is...
  • Group gathers in silent protest to support Ebola Victim

    10/24/2014 12:12:07 PM PDT · by Menehune56 · 36 replies
    WFAA ABC 8 [Dallas Fort Worth ^ | 10/23/2014 | Demond Fernandez
    DALLAS -- A group of protesters gathered outside Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas for a silent protest Thursday. The group said its mission was, in part, to demand justice for Dallas' first Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan. About 20 people, dressed in red and black clothing, attended the protest on the front lawn of the hospital. The group said there are simply too many questions when it comes to the care that led up to Duncan's death on Oct. 8th.
  • Tufts University Hosting Islamists to Train Students in ‘Direct Action’

    10/24/2014 12:08:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    free beacon ^ | 10/24/14 | Adam Kredo
    A controversial Islamist group will gather at Tufts University on Friday for a weekend-long conference that will include training students to take “direct action” against pro-Israel and Jewish students on U.S. campuses, according to a schedule of the conference obtained by the Free Beacon. The event, held by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), which is run by the American Muslims for Palestine, has raised concerns among students who feel threatened by the group’s highly aggressive—and sometimes violent—tactics. SJP is known for leading some the most hostile anti-Israel campaigns on campus, including comparisons of the Jewish state to Nazi Germany,...
  • (Vanity) Immediately upon release from hospital, Nina Pham hustled to Whitehouse for photo op (pic)

    10/24/2014 12:07:53 PM PDT · by AAABEST · 45 replies
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  • The mixtape will always have a place in my music collection

    10/24/2014 12:03:02 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 18 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 11:32AM BST 24 Oct 2014 | By Michael Hogan
    Like some sort of minimalist muggins who watches too many TV property shows, I recently embarked on a “decluttering” mission. One thing I couldn’t bring myself to declutter (OK, throw out - let’s stop dressing it up with poncey buzzwords) were my old mixtapes. I’ll probably never play them again. Indeed, I’ve barely got the means to do so - my last remaining cassette deck nearly got decluttered too. But just rummaging through them sent me tumbling down a retro rabbit hole. There were tapes made for summers, Christmases, road trips, festivals and dirty weekends. Tapes I made for old...
  • After Pressure, Google Restores Blog Julio Severo in Portuguese

    After Pressure, Google Restores Blog Julio Severo in Portuguese By Julio Severo With no explanation or notification, Google made my blog in Portuguese (http://juliosevero.blogspot.com/) disappear in the first minutes of Thursday, October 23. After 24 hours of pressure from international readers, with no notification, Google made my blog reappear. People in Brazil and other nations began to question Google in social networks and also by contacting the company: “Why to suspend Blog Julio Severo in Portuguese on the height of the Brazilian presidential elections in the exact time Severo published an article instructing the Brazilian public that both candidates...
  • Fetus-phobia has taken over the media

    10/24/2014 11:55:19 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 6 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/24/14 | Gualberto Garcia Jones, J.D.
    Every single day over 3,000 unborn children in the United States are brutally murdered by having their limbs literally torn and ripped apart.  This is the cold hard truth, and although every year there are hundreds of pro-life laws attempting to confront this dark reality legislatively, you will almost never hear a positive news story about pro-lifers. I believe that Heather and Brady's story needs to be heard and that the political media should be chastised for burying and distorting it. In the spring of 2013, I drafted and was one of the two proponents of the Colorado Brady...
  • OR High Schools Adding ‘13th Grade’ to Boost State's On-Time Graduation Rate

    10/24/2014 11:52:43 AM PDT · by PROCON · 13 replies
    cnsnews ^ | Oct. 24, 2014 | Joseph Perticone
    (CNSNews.com) -- Some high schools in Oregon are creating an optional “13th grade” in order to provide students with another year of academic support while boosting the state's on-time graduation rate. Starting with the Class of 2014, hundreds of students who have completed four years of high school but have not received their diplomas will be considered “graduates" for statistical purposes. At 69 percent statewide, Oregon had the second-lowest graduation rate in the nation for the Class of 2013, according to the U.S. Department of Education.
  • TLC ends production on 'Honey Boo Boo'

    10/24/2014 11:47:33 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/24/14 | Breeanna Hare
    TLC's "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" is ending its run. On Friday, TMZ reported that the network has canceled the series in light of claims that the program's newly separated matriarch, June "Mama June" Shannon, is dating Mark Anthony McDaniel, a man who served 10 years in prison after being convicted of aggravated child molestation in 2004 and who is a registered sex offender.
  • American silence fuels 'Palestinian' terrorism

    10/24/2014 11:45:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 10/24/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    This New York Post piece by Eliyahu Federman is spot-on (Hat Tip: Victor Shikhman). Abbas called Jews visiting the Temple Mount (Judaism’s holiest place) a “herd of cattle,” with no right to visit or worship there. Jewish visits, he said, were a desecration that must be stopped “by any means.” “Any means” turned out to include the murder of baby Chaya. What’s most remarkable is the US silence on Abbas’ remarks. Neither Secretary of State John Kerry nor any State Department spokesman condemned Abbas’ words comparing Jews to cattle. Even the US embassy in Israel failed to issue a...
  • Nurse Nina Pham Has Been Cured of Ebola, Is Released from Hospital

    10/24/2014 11:43:34 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 30 replies
    People ^ | 10/24/2014 | na
    A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for the patient diagnosed in Dallas was released from a hospital Friday, free of the virus, and was to meet later in the day with President Barack Obama at the White House. Nurse Nina Pham said she felt "fortunate and blessed to be standing here today," as she left the National Institutes of Health's hospital outside Washington.
  • SHOCK VIDEO>>> NYC Police Seen Tossing Ebola Gloves, Masks into Trash Can on Street!

    10/24/2014 11:41:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/24/14 | Jim Hoft
    Do not panic. All is well. New York City police officers were seen tossing their Ebola masks and gloves into a trash can on the street. The officers were seen walking near Dr. Craig Spencer’s apartment building.But don’t worry. It’s not like anyone goes dumpster diving in New York City(?) Via The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson:
  • Man Who Attacked Police With Hatchet Ranted About U.S., Officials Say

    10/24/2014 11:40:44 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 24, 2014 | WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM and MICHAEL SCHWIRTZ
    Investigators on Friday were closely examining the background of a man who attacked several police officers in Queens with a hatchet on Thursday, focusing in part on comments he made on the Internet disparaging whites and Christians and supporting violent jihad. The man, identified by law enforcement officials as Zale H. Thompson, attacked four rookie New York City police officers as they posed for a photograph on Jamaica Avenue just after 2 p.m. Thursday, striking one in the arm and another in the head, before he was shot and killed by other officers. A stray bullet also struck a bystander...
  • Michelle Obama to Students: 'Your President Wants To Make Sure He Doesn't Hand You A Mess'

    10/24/2014 11:30:30 AM PDT · by PROCON · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct. 24, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    At Colorado State University, First Lady Michelle Obama reminded students that things in America were much better today thanks to her husband, President Obama. "People were worried about whether we were headed for another Great Depression -- can you imagine that?" she said, reminding them of the economic crisis in 2008. "And that wasn’t just talk, that was a real possibility." The first lady told the students at the rally that she was "so excited to see so many young people." "Because this election is really about you guys. It’s about your hopes and your dreams, and the world that...
  • Breaking: Shooting reported at high school north of Seattle

    10/24/2014 11:29:27 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 101 replies
    AP ^ | 10/24/14 | AP
    <p>Police have responded to a high school north of Seattle following reports of a shooting.</p>
  • So, the irony of Government in America (Vanity)

    10/24/2014 11:27:03 AM PDT · by Morpheus2009 · 5 replies
    24 October 2014 | Morpheus2009
    Okay, so here's the irony of the government in America... 1) The government claims to save money by not enacting travel restrictions from the ebola hot zone, yet the total treatment cost for the American ebola patients and Liberian national numbers in the millions and counting, unless the New York doctor case is the last one. Also, the possibility exists that people will not want to be in public as much thanks to fear of ebola infectees walking around in public? 2) The CDC claims it is so noncontagious, but shouldn't people take precautions such as banning possibly ebola infectees...
  • The good news and bad news of Obama giving up golf…

    10/24/2014 11:26:10 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 6 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-23-14 | The Looking Spoon
    I vote he keeps golfing...
  • Joni Ernst: My Gun Will Defend Me If Government Decides 'My Rights Are No Longer Important'

    10/24/2014 11:24:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    huffingtonpost.com ^ | 10/24/2014 | sam levine
    Joni Ernst, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Iowa, said during an NRA event in 2012 that she would use a gun to defend herself from the government.
  • Journalists Need a Point of View if They Want to Stay Relevant

    10/24/2014 11:23:49 AM PDT · by lbryce · 5 replies
    The Conversation ^ | October 24, 2014 | Jay Rosen
    The Conversation by Jay Rosen, Associate Professor, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University Foundation essay: This article is part of a series marking the launch of The Conversation in the US. Our foundation essays are longer than our usual comment and analysis articles and take a wider look at key issues affecting society. If extreme polarization is now an enduring feature of American politics — not just a bug — how does that change the game for journalists? I have some ideas, but mainly I want to put that question on the table. “Conflict makes news,” it...