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  • NASA Mourns Loss of Kennedy Test Director Norm Carlson

    03/02/2015 11:36:56 PM PST · by Ray76
    NASA ^ | Mar 2, 2015 | Bob Granath
    Norman "Norm" Carlson, a former chief NASA test director for space shuttle launches at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida died March 1, 2015. He was 81. A resident of Titusville, Florida, Carlson's career with NASA spanned 35 years. “Norm Carlson was a NASA test director for the first space shuttle flight and many that followed," said Kennedy Director, Bob Cabana. "He became the chief test director and was the consummate professional, working tirelessly to ensure the success of the missions and the safety of all of the astronauts." Following service in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956,...
  • (Greenfield) The Obama Inquisition

    03/02/2015 11:09:12 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 1 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Monday, March 02, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Monday, March 02, 2015 The Obama Inquisition Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog If you want to infuriate a liberal, question his patriotism. He’ll sneer, mock and ridicule the question. And then when he is up against the wall, he will mumble that the real patriots don’t need to wear flag pins because they covertly perform their patriotism in the dead of night when no one is looking. He may even trot out that fake Jefferson quote about dissent being the highest form of patriotism. No, Teddy Roosevelt didn’t say it either. He did however say that...
  • Romancing the Stone ... Mark Steyn

    03/02/2015 11:08:16 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 4 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 2 Mar 2015 | Mark Steyn
    I'm a little under the weather (which is not as chronic as being under the climate), but I wanted to add something to what I said the other day about thug operator Raúl Grijalva, Democrat Representative from Arizona and Ranking Member of the House UnEnvironmental Activities Committee. It is not a small thing when even a jumped-up twerp hack announces that the national legislature of the world's superpower is targeting seven private citizens for disagreeing with him. In this case Commissar Grijalva is clamping the electrodes to various climate scientists - Robert Balling, John Christy, Judith Curry, Steven Hayward, David...
  • Boehner expected to allow vote on clean DHS bill as soon as Wednesday

    03/02/2015 10:56:47 PM PST · by Ray76 · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | Mar 2, 2015 | Deirdre Walsh and Dana Bash
    House Speaker John Boehner is expected to move soon -- as early as Wednesday -- to bring up the clean bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security for a vote on the House floor, according to two House GOP sources familiar with leadership discussions. And Boehner, who is usually getting attacked from conservative groups on such matters, will now get some help from an outside GOP group. The American Action Network is rolling out $400,000 worth of television and radio ads targeting many of the House conservatives who voted against a short-term funding bill to fund DHS, warning them...
  • Body-camera maker has financial ties to police chiefs; questions of influence are raised

    03/02/2015 10:52:12 PM PST · by Citizen Zed
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | 3-3-2015 | RYAN J. FOLEY, Associated Press
    Taser International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras, has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs whose departments have bought the recording devices, raising conflict-of-interest questions. Taser is covering airfare and hotels for police chiefs who speak at promotional conferences and is hiring recently retired chiefs as consultants, sometimes months after their cities signed contracts with the company. Taser is planning to send two to speak in Australia and the United Arab Emirates in March at events during which they will address potential customers. The relationships raise questions about whether chiefs are acting objectively in their...
  • Postwar Rape: Were Americans As Bad as the Soviets? (German author/revisionism)

    03/02/2015 10:36:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | March 02, 2015 – 06:36 PM | Klaus Wiegrefe
    In the popular imagination, American GIs in postwar Germany were well-liked and well-behaved. But a new book claims that US soldiers raped up to 190,000 women at the end of World War II. Is there any truth to the controversial claim? […] … German historian Miriam Gebhardt, well known in Germany for her book about leading feminist Alice Schwarzer and the feminist movement, has now published a new volume casting doubt on the accepted version of America’s role in German postwar history. The work, which came out in German on Monday, takes a closer look at the rape of German...
  • Israel's Netanyahu to address Congress in speech that has strained ties with Obama

    03/02/2015 10:36:31 PM PST · by Citizen Zed
    Reuters ^ | 3-3-2015 | DAN WILLIAMS AND DOINA CHIACU
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will escalate his campaign against U.S. President Barack Obama's Iran diplomacy on Tuesday in a speech to Congress whose staging has put unprecedented stress on the two leaders' already strained ties. Although cold-shouldered by the administration, Netanyahu has offered an olive branch, saying he meant no disrespect to Obama by accepting an invitation to address U.S. lawmakers that was orchestrated by the president's rival Republicans. As many as one-fifth of Democratic members plan to sit out the speech to protest what they see as a politicization of Israeli security, an issue on which Congress usually...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-03-15, OM, St. Katherine Drexel, Virgin

    03/02/2015 10:35:26 PM PST · by Salvation · 19 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | Revised New American Bible
    March 3, 2015Tuesday of the Second Week of Lent    Reading 1 Is 1:10, 16-20 Hear the word of the LORD,princes of Sodom!Listen to the instruction of our God,people of Gomorrah! Wash yourselves clean!Put away your misdeeds from before my eyes;cease doing evil; learn to do good.Make justice your aim: redress the wronged,hear the orphan’s plea, defend the widow. Come now, let us set things right,says the LORD:Though your sins be like scarlet,they may become white as snow;Though they be crimson red,they may become white as wool.If you are willing, and obey,you shall eat the good things of the...
  • 8th Grader Suspended for Informing Classmates of Standardized Test ‘Opt-Out’ (Santa Fe NM)

    03/02/2015 10:29:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Mar 02 2015 9:05 am
    A New Mexico eighth-grader was suspended from school for letting her classmates know that they could opt out of the state’s new online standardized test. 12-year-old Adelina Silva printed out the forms from her own school’s website and was rewarded with a trip to the principal’s office. Adelina and her mother, Jacqueline Ellvinger, appeared on “Fox and Friends” this morning to explain what happened and why Adelina was punished. “I wanted the parents to know that they had the option to let the student either take the test or not,” Adelina said. …
  • Republican Introduces Bill Revoking ATF’s Power to Regulate Ammo

    03/02/2015 10:19:14 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 19 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 3-2-15 | AWR Hawkins
    On Friday, Rep. Tom Rooney (R-FL) introduced legislation revoking the ATF’s claim of power to regulate ammunition via “armor piecing” language in the Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA). The ATF is specifically claiming the ability to regulate ammunition via the “armor piercing” language contained in the Law Enforcement Officers Protection Act, an amendment added to the GCA in 1986. Their current focus is on banning the wildly popular M855 round for AR-15 rifles. Rooney’s bill would roll back the ATF’s powers to pre-1986 levels. According to The Hill, Rooney’s bill “would prohibit the ATF or any other federal agency...
  • Cypriot president scolds US ambassador over 'exceedingly undiplomatic' Cyprus-Russia tweet

    03/02/2015 10:16:10 PM PST · by Paid_Russian_Troll · 3 replies
    NICOSIA, Cyprus – Cyprus' president on Monday sharply rebuked the U.S. ambassador on the Mediterranean island for a tweet he claims linked his visit to Russia to the assassination of opposition figure Boris Nemtsov. Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades concluded a four-day visit to Russia on Feb. 28, hours after Nemtsov was killed. U.S. Ambassador John Koenig asked on Twitter: "What do people in #Cyprus think about the week in Russia as seen from here? Anastasiades visit and statements, #Nemtsov assassination?"
  • EXPOSED: Department of Justice Shut Down Search For Lois Lerner’s Emails

    03/02/2015 10:05:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/2/15 | Patrick Howley
    The Obama administration’s Department of Justice shut down an attempt to force the Internal Revenue Service to search for Lois Lerner’s missing emails at off-site storage facilities. The IRS never looked for Lerner’s backup email tapes at the West Virginia storage facility where they were being housed. Treasury deputy inspector general Timothy Camus told Congress that the IRS never asked IT professionals at the New Martinsville, W.V. storage site for the backup tapes. Camus only found the backup tape for Lerner’s missing 2011 emails about two weeks ago. But the Obama administration knew that emails were stored at off-site facilities,...
  • Elie Wiesel, Ted Cruz Urge U.S. to Take Iran Seriously, Listen to Netanyahu

    03/02/2015 10:01:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 3/2/15 | Brent Scher
    Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel told a large group on Capitol Hill on Monday that the threat of a nuclear Iran must be taken seriously and said it was important that Americans hear Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress. Wiesel was joined by Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) in a jam-packed Senate auditorium for a discussion on the dangers of Iran and the rising tide of anti-Semitism across the globe. “To be Jewish in this world is to always be concerned,” explained Wiesel when asked about Iran. “When enemies make threats, take them seriously.”...
  • Susan Rice: Not 'Achievable' to Stop Iran from Nuclear Enrichment

    03/02/2015 9:56:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 3/2/15 | DANIEL HALPER
    Susan Rice told AIPAC It was "neither realistic nor achievable" to expect Iran to stop enriching uranium: "We cannot let a totally unachievable ideal stand in the way of a good deal. I know that some of you will be urging Congress to insist that Iran forgo its domestic enrichment capacity entirely," Rice told AIPAC, as the crowd broke in to chear. "But, but, but as desirable as that would be, it is neither realistic nor achievable."
  • Homeless Man Grabbed Officer’s Pistol Prior to Fatal Skid Row Shooting: Chief Beck

    03/02/2015 9:56:04 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 3 replies
    KTLA ^ | 3-2-15 | Anthony Kurzweil, Eric Spillman and Christina Pascucci
    A homeless man fatally shot by police in the Skid Row area of downtown Los Angeles on Sunday had grabbed an officer’s pistol, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said Monday. Beck made the statement during a noon press conference to update the public on the department’s investigation into the deadly shooting, which was captured on video. “While on the ground and struggling with the officers, the man forcibly grabbed one of the officer’s holstered pistols, resulting in an officer-involved shooting,” Beck said. Police were responding to a robbery call at East Sixth Street and South San Pedro Street when the shooting...
  • Displaced Young Christian Iraqi Girl is Asked to Say Something to ISIS-Her Response is Amazing

    What a wonderfully faithful girl. That doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t destroy evil when it threatens innocents, we should, but we should always remember to pray for our enemies for all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Let’s hope and pray they get some relief from the.....
  • Obama’s Police Task Force Recommends Scrapping FBI’s ‘Immigration Violator’ Database

    03/02/2015 9:40:01 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 7 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3-2-2015 | Daily Caller
    A task force appointed by President Barack Obama to reform policing in the U.S. is recommending that the Department of Justice scrap an FBI database that gathers and maintains information on certain “immigration violators.” The recommendation, handed down by the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing in an interim report on Monday, pertains to FBI’s National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database. NCIC is used by local law enforcement officers during traffic stops and other encounters with the public. The database, developed in 1967, allows officers to find out if the individuals are wanted for crimes in other jurisdictions. An...
  • Pizza delivery guy gets insulted, internet gets revenge

    03/02/2015 9:36:15 PM PST · by Utilizer · 5 replies
    CNN/YouTube ^ | Jan 15, 2015 | Jeanne Moos
    A pizza delivery guy's tip causes an uproar. But CNN's Jeanne Moos reports he may end up making a bundle.
  • Deadly bacteria released from U.S. high-security lab

    03/02/2015 9:21:35 PM PST · by Smokin' Joe · 33 replies
    The Japan TImes ^ | March 2, 2015 | AFP-JIJI
    U.S. officials in Louisiana are investigating how a dangerous and often deadly bacteria got out of a high-security laboratory at a research facility, USA Today reported on Sunday. Authorities told the newspaper there was no risk to the public, though the extent of the contamination remains unknown after the safety breach at the Tulane National Primate Research Center.
  • Obama Supporters Endorse Communist Karl Marx for President in 2016 Election(Video)

    03/02/2015 9:21:04 PM PST · by barmag25 · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/2/15 | Mark dice
    Obama Supporters Endorse Communist Karl Marx for President in 2016 Election
  • Isis threatens Twitter employees over blocked accounts

    03/02/2015 9:10:35 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 8 replies
    The Guardian ^ | March 2, 2015 | Alex Hern
    Isis supporters have threatened Twitter employees, including co-founder Jack Dorsey specifically, with death over the social network’s practice of blocking accounts associated with the group. In an Arabic post uploaded to the image-sharing site JustPaste.it, the group told Twitter that “your virtual war on us will cause a real war on you”. It warned that Jack Dorsey and Twitter employees have “become a target for the soldiers of the Caliphate and supporters scattered among your midst!” “You started this failed war … We told you from the beginning it’s not your war, but you didn’t get it and kept closing...
  • Susan Rice: A Bad Deal is Worse Than No Deal (with Iran)

    03/02/2015 9:09:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    INN ^ | 3/3/2015, 2:15 AM | Elad Benari
    President Barack Obama’s National Security Adviser, Susan Rice, on Monday recalled her first visit to Israel, speaking at the AIPAC policy conference. […] Washington would like to see a “viable, sovereign Palestinian state living side by side with a Democratic, Jewish state of Israel,” she added. […] A nuclear Iran is a threat to Israel and is also an “unacceptable threat to the United States,” stressed Rice, who then stressed, “I want to be very clear: a bad deal is worse than no deal, and if that is the choice there will be no deal.” […] Referring to the interim...
  • Execution of only woman on Georgia's death row POSTPONED at the last minute

    03/02/2015 9:03:22 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2 March 2015 | Sophie Jane Evans For Dailymail.com
    The execution of the only woman on Georgia's death row has been postponed at the last minute for a second time in less than a week - because the drug used in the lethal injection she was scheduled to receive was 'cloudy'. Kelly Renee Gissendaner, 46, was due to be given an injection of pentobarbital at a prison in Jackson at 7pm on Monday in retribution for plotting the murder of her husband in 1997. But after officials observed the drug to be used in the execution had a 'cloudy' appearance, they postponed her death until a future, unspecified date...
  • Hillary Clinton Used Private Email Account for State Department Business (Update)

    03/02/2015 9:01:12 PM PST · by kristinn · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 11:04 p.m. EST Monday, March 2, 2015 | Josh Gerstein
    housands of emails Hillary Clinton generated as secretary of state were not archived as official government records because she used a private email account to conduct State Department business, the State Department acknowledged Monday. Aides to the former secretary of state turned over 55,000 pages of emails from her personal account to the State Department in December at its request, a department official said. Clinton’s use of the personal account for work-related emails and the State Department’s effort to gain control over the information were first reported by The New York Times. Clinton did not use a State Department email...
  • Kerry cautions Israel not to undercut Iran diplomacy as talks resume

    03/02/2015 9:01:02 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 10 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/2/15 | Arshad Mohammed
    MONTREUX, Switzerland (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry quietly cautioned Israel not to undercut nuclear negotiations with Iran that resumed on Monday as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepared to make the case in Washington against the diplomacy. Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met for about 90 minutes on the first of what could be three days of talks in the Swiss lakeside town of Montreux on curbing Iran's nuclear program in exchange for relief from economic sanctions. The two men, along with U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Iranian atomic energy chief Ali Akbar...
  • $4.8M in gold bars stolen in armored truck heist on highway

    03/02/2015 8:51:09 PM PST · by Redcitizen · 43 replies
    AP ^ | 03-02-2015 | By MICHAEL BIESECKER
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Shortly after dusk along a lonely stretch of Interstate 95, armed robbers hijacked an armored truck, tied up the two guards and disappeared into the night with 275 pounds of gold bars.
  • ON EVE OF SPEECH, OBAMA SMEARS NETANYAHU

    03/02/2015 8:36:44 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/2/15 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    President Barack Obama took a stab at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in an interview with Reuters on Monday, on the eve of Netanyahu’s controversial speech to a special joint session of Congress on Tuesday morning. Obama said that Netanyahu “made all sorts of claims” about the interim nuclear deal with Iran that turned out to be untrue. Yet Obama mischaracterized Netanyahu’s remarks, and misrepresented Iranian compliance with the terms of the interim deal. Obama’s full comment on Monday was: “Netanyahu made all sorts of claims. This was going to be a terrible deal. This was going to result in...
  • Good Samaritan Walks 3 Miles To Get Abandoned Dog To Animal Shelter

    03/02/2015 8:26:45 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 3 replies
    CBSLA.com ^ | March 2, 2015
    SAN PEDRO (CBSLA.com) — A good Samaritan walked three miles to get a dog that was left tied to a light post to an animal shelter. The abandoned 1-year-old pointer mix named Joey was found by Lisa Snyder wandering Point Fermin Park in San Pedro after breaking free from the light post. Joey had a handwritten note attached to his collar that stated: “My name is Joey. I am looking for a home. Please take care of me!!”
  • 'Sharknado 3' Sets President and Vice President Roles (Exclusive)

    03/02/2015 8:22:59 PM PST · by Enterprise · 8 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 3/2/2015 | Lesley Goldberg
    Mark Cuban and Ann Coulter have joined the growing list of guest stars for the third TV movie in the phenomenon, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
  • Report: China Believes Space War Is Inevitable, Sets Goal Of Space Supremacy

    03/02/2015 8:18:25 PM PST · by barmag25 · 19 replies
    The daily caller ^ | 3/2/15 | Jonah bennett
    The Chinese military believes war in space is inevitable, so China is developing a space program advanced enough to disrupt U.S. military communications. That, according to a new report prepared by the U.S.-China Economic and Secretary Review Commission for Congress. The report, compiled by the University of California’s Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC), was released by the commission on Monday and reveals that China is interested in attaining space supremacy, adding that Chinese military leaders think that control of space determines control of Earth.
  • VOTE AGAINST HIGHER TAXES MARCH 10TH 2015 (Bryant, Arkansas)

    VOTE AGAINST HIGHER TAXES MARCH 10TH 2015 (Bryant, Arkansas) The millage tax increase scheduled on March 10th of 4.9 Mills would make the average overall millage rate in Bryant from 37.2 to 42.1 mills. Arkansas already has a 6.5% sales tax, 40.2 cents a gallon on gas, a capital gains tax, & a progressive income tax. Federal taxes, State taxes, local taxes, fees, fines, inflation, and other expenses have increased while pay and benefits have decreased. Newly hired Superintendent Tom Kimbrell, who makes $200,000.00, is guilt-tripping the Bryant taxpayer, who’s average salary is $31,856.00 into paying yet another tax! The...
  • A US Navy satellite used to provide real-time weather reports has exploded in space.

    03/02/2015 7:56:18 PM PST · by CMB_polarization · 94 replies
    Sky News ^ | 2 march 2015 | sky news
    The US Air Force confirmed that the 20-year-old Defense Meteorological Satellite Program Flight 13 (DMSP-F13) suffered a "catastrophic event". It shattered into 43 pieces following a sudden temperature spike which triggered the loss of its altitude control. The event happened on 3 February but the incident has only just came to light following questions from website Space News.
  • Rick Perry Hires Another Barbour for Presidential Campaign

    03/02/2015 7:54:10 PM PST · by Sybeck1 · 19 replies
    In an article out today in the New York Times, as well as the Clarion Ledger, it has been announced that Rick Perry, the former governor of Texas, has hired yet another Barbour for his campaign. Austin Barbour, the brother of Henry Barbour, has been tapped by Perry to run his Super PAC. Unfortunately, this is not Perry’s first Barbour hire.
  • Obama says there's no 'legal basis' for the Supreme Court to dismantle Obamacare subsidies...

    03/02/2015 7:53:40 PM PST · by PROCON · 24 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Mar. 2, 2015 | Reuters and David Martosko,
    Obama says there's no 'legal basis' for the Supreme Court to dismantle Obamacare subsidies and defends the lack of a Plan B if he's wrong Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Wednesday in a case that could gut the Affordable Care Act Planitiffs say the law itself forbids the federal government from offering insurance subsidies in states that didn't set up their own exchanges Dozens of states opted to let Healthcare.gov sell policies to their citizens, and those people could be left twisting if the court rules against Obama Republicans say Congress has a 'Plan B' but it's likely...
  • Senator Kerry: "I will meet Ortega and North Vietnamese"; Sec State Kerry "No House Speech!"

    03/02/2015 7:49:32 PM PST · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 12 replies
    John Kerry negotiated directly with North Vietnamese communists in Paris before and while Henry Kissinger tried to get us out of Vietnam without destroying the South Vietnamese left behind when our troops abandoned that country. In that of course, he followed several years of violently and very publicly protesting the Vietnam War after spending only 91 days overseas. In both of these, he was obviously opposing official US policy, and by meeting with the enemy deliberately and while official negotiations were going on, he was deliberately sabotaging the official US position. But that was not the only time, nor the...
  • IRAQ’S ATTACK AGAINST ISIS CATCHES U.S. ‘BY SURPRISE’

    03/02/2015 7:48:12 PM PST · by keat · 31 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 03/02/15 | Nancy Youssef
    The Iraqi military launched a major campaign to take back a key city from the self-proclaimed Islamic State over the weekend—a move that caught the U.S. “by surprise,” in the words of one American government official. The U.S.-led coalition forces that have conducted seven months of airstrikes on Iraq’s behalf did not participate in the attack, defense officials told The Daily Beast, and the American military has no plans to chip in. Instead, embedded Iranian advisors and Iranian-backed Shiite militias are taking part in the offensive on the largely Sunni town, raising the prospect that the fight to beat back...
  • Liberals Mugged by Obamanet [liberals complain about net neutrality]

    03/02/2015 7:43:49 PM PST · by grundle · 14 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | March 1, 2015 | L. Gordon Crovitz
    Buyer’s remorse is already setting in for Google and other ‘net neutrality’ proponents. When Google’s Eric Schmidt called White House officials a few weeks ago to oppose President Obama ’s demand that the Internet be regulated as a utility, they told him to buzz off. The chairman of the company that led lobbying for “net neutrality” learned the Obama plan made in its name instead micromanages the Internet. Mr. Schmidt is not the only liberal mugged by the reality of Obamanet... as details leak out, liberals have joined the opposition to ending the Internet as we know it. The Progressive...
  • Chicago baseball pioneer Minnie Minoso dies

    03/02/2015 7:36:12 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 4 replies
    The baseball world lost another legend on Sunday with the death of former Chicago White Sox outfielder Minnie Minoso. Minoso was a seven-time All-Star while playing with the White Sox in the 1950s and 1960s, but much more than that he was a pioneer. When he was traded by the Cleveland Indians to the White Sox in 1951, he became the city of Chicago’s first black player. There is some dispute over when Minoso was born, but the team website said he was 92. The Chicago Tribune reported that Minoso was found dead in his car at a Chicago gas...
  • Obama Unveils National ObamaLaw Plan

    03/02/2015 7:36:06 PM PST · by TerriHaute · 71 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/02/2015 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama today introduced his plan for a progressive takeover of state and local policing. “We have a great opportunity… to really transform how we think about community law enforcement relations,” he said Monday. “We need to seize that opportunity… this is something that I’m going to stay very focused on in the months to come,” Obama said, as he touted a new interim report from his Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Obama also instructed his media allies to help a federalization of policing, and to sideline critics of centralized policing rules. “I expect our friends in the...
  • [VAnity] Great Churchill Quote - Apt for Today

    03/02/2015 7:24:54 PM PST · by TBP · 11 replies
    Heard on the radio today | Winston Churchill
    Great Churchill quote: “You were given the choice between war and dishonor. You chose dishonor, and you will have war.”
  • Jonathan Gruber in 2013: States Without Exchanges Will Cost Residents

    03/02/2015 7:24:44 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/02/2015 | John Sexton
    Most observers of the legal battle over Obamacare’s subsidies are now familiar with the two clips (one video and one audio) in which economist Jonathan Gruber takes the plaintiff’s side, saying only states which set up an exchange will receive subsidies. But a third example of Gruber saying much the same thing has, so far, received very little attention.
  • Hacked Emails Indicate that Hillary Clinton Used a Domain Registered the Day of her Senate hearings

    03/02/2015 7:24:07 PM PST · by kristinn · 21 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Monday, March 2, 2015 | Philip Bump
    Hacked emails indicate that Hillary Clinton used a domain registered the day of her Senate hearingsSNIPIn March 2013, an adviser to Clinton, Sidney Blumenthal, had his email hacked by "Guccifer" -- the Romanian hacker perhaps best known for revealing George W. Bush's paintings to the world. At the time, Gawker reported that Blumenthal was communicating with an account that appeared to belong to Clinton at the "clintonemail.com" domain. The content of some of those emails was published by RT.com. Examining the registry information for "clintonemail.com" reveals that the domain was first created on January 13, 2009 -- one week before...
  • Olbermann Returns to ESPN After Suspension, Apologizes for ‘Stupid’ Tweets

    03/02/2015 7:22:08 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 03/02/2015 | Josh Feldman
    video Keith Olbermann returned to ESPN tonight after a short suspension for a tweet last week that looked like he was being insensitive to Penn State students who raised millions to fight pediatric cancer.Olbermann likened Twitter to batting practice, where people are so eager to be “one of those screaming baseballs” flinging themselves at something outrageous without looking at the context.But he didn’t excuse himself in all this, saying, “I was not a victim here. I brought this on myself. This is my fault.”Olbermann saw a tweet from a Penn State fan, and didn’t know there was a link...
  • North Idaho senator objects to Hindu prayer (Steve Vick)

    03/02/2015 7:16:36 PM PST · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    BOISE – A North Idaho senator is objecting to allowing a Hindu prayer as the opening invocation for the Idaho Senate on Tuesday morning, and says he’ll walk out. Sen. Steve Vick, R-Dalton Gardens, said, “They have a caste system. They worship cows.” He acknowledged the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution allows any kind of prayer, but said he thinks the Hindu one shouldn’t be allowed to open the Senate, as the United States was “built on the Judeo-Christian not only religion but work ethic, and I don’t want to see that undermined.”
  • Treasury Department Accused of Making Obamacare Payments to Insurers Without Approval from Congress

    03/02/2015 7:15:20 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 03/02/2015 | Chris Enloe
    The U.S. Treasury Department recently made billions of dollars in payments to insurance companies without the approval of Congress.On February 3rd, Congressman Paul Ryan, the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, sent a letter to Secretary of the Treasury, Jack Lew, asking why the Center for Medicare and Medicaid made $2.7 billion in payments to insurance companies that compensate them for the “cost-sharing subsides” outlined in the Affordable Care Act.The point of contention is that Congress, specifically the Ways and Means Committee, never approved the payments to be made; a provision that must be followed according to The Constitution: “Congress...
  • GOP group targets House conservatives on DHS fight

    03/02/2015 7:14:15 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | March 2, 2015 | JAKE SHERMAN and JOHN BRESNAHAN
    An outside group aligned with House GOP leadership will spend $400,000 this week to urge dozens of conservative House Republicans to vote for Department of Homeland Security funding — a new and more aggressive phase in the legislative battle among Republicans that’s consuming Capitol Hill. The nonprofit American Action Network is airing an ad in three states — Kansas, Oklahoma and Ohio — urging Reps. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.), Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) to back funding for the anti-terrorism agency. The 30-second spot will run at least 50 times in each district — on broadcast, in prime slots...
  • Israel, Nukes and the Limbaugh Doctrine!

    03/02/2015 7:10:03 PM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 4 replies
    IFB ^ | 3/2/2015
    When the present world in which we are living in is becoming extremely more hostile and aggressive towards Israel - including America's policies under Obama, ISIS, Iran, Turkey, Hezbollah and Hamas breathing threats and her border enemies following suit - DO NOT expect to see Israel idly stand by and let the world decide their fate and eradicate them from off of the face of the earth. Israel is a military might in that region with nukes and is armed to the teeth. They have one of the best armies in the world and have been soldiers of war continually...
  • NYT: Hillary conducted official State business on her private e-mail account — all of it

    03/02/2015 7:06:13 PM PST · by upchuck · 56 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 2, 2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Ever wonder why multiple investigations of the Benghazi attack failed to turn up much from Hillary Clinton’s e-mails? So did the House Select Committee investigating the attack on the facility and the failures that led to it. To their surprise, the Secretary of State had conducted all of her e-mail on a private account rather than an official State Department account — and her aides had carefully culled only the e-mails they wanted investigators to see. The New York Times’ Michael Schmidt dropped that bombshell earlier this evening: Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government...
  • (61) Members of Congress Skipping Netanyahu’s Speech (Iran Lobby says 61 will boycott!)

    03/02/2015 7:01:25 PM PST · by Dave346 · 41 replies
    NIAC ^ | March 2, 2015 at 9:24 PM
    Currently, 61 members of Congress have confirmed they will not attend the speech. Arizona Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) California Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA) Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) — “I am disappointed Speaker Boehner chose to irresponsibly interject politics into what has long been a strong and bipartisan relationship between the United States and Israel. As President Obama has noted, it is inappropriate for a Head of State to address Congress just two weeks ahead of their election. I agree that Congress should not be used as a prop in Israeli election campaigns,...
  • Canada Delays Opening of Crucial Arctic Naval Port Until 2018

    03/02/2015 6:54:06 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 12 replies
    gCaptain ^ | March 2, 2015 | Mike De Souza
    Canada’s military has again delayed the opening of a major new Arctic port, a sign the government is struggling to assert sovereignty over a remote resource-rich region. The planned deep water naval facility at Nanisivik – some 3,100 km (1,900 miles) north of Ottawa – is one of the key components of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s “use it or lose it” approach to the Arctic. The port, initially due to open in 2012, will now not be operational until 2018.