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  • Senate blocks Trump from making recess appointments

    08/03/2017 6:32:33 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 222 replies
    Axios ^ | August 3, 2017 | Susan Walsh
    The Senate moved unanimously to block President Trump from making appointments during the August break this evening. Democrats had said they'd make such a move after reports emerged that Trump was considering replacing Attorney General Jeff Sessions during the recess. The Senate agreed to hold pro forma sessions throughout the recess. This procedure was also used to block appointments during the Obama administration. Worth noting: the announcement was made by moderate Republican Lisa Murkowski, who split from Trump over health care. The Senate also made a slew of confirmations and passed several measures before shutting down for the summer. Another...
  • British teen says he’s ‘scarred for life’ after unprotected sex with teaching aide (truncated)

    09/30/2015 3:51:34 PM PDT · by Mariner · 65 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 29th, 2015 | BY Meg Wagner
    A British school boy said he is “scarred for life” after his teaching assistant courted him over Facebook, had sex with him 50 times and then told him she was pregnant. Caroline Berriman’s teenage victim spoke out Tuesday to detail his twittered relationship with the 30-year-old Abraham Moss Community School assistant, the Manchester Evening News reported. Berriman dodged jail time when she pleaded guilty to sexual activity with a child charges last week. Instead, she was sentenced to community service and ordered to pay fines. The unidentified teen, who no longer attends the community school, said he began his relationship...
  • The 'dust lady' of 9/11 dies: (truncated)

    08/26/2015 5:07:23 AM PDT · by csvset · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 25, 2015 | Joel Christie and Jeff Maysh
    The 'dust lady' of 9/11 dies: Iconic survivor Marcy Borders, 42, succumbs to stomach cancer which she blamed on ash from the Twin Towers attack Marcy Borders was a 28-year-old Bank of America worker when she fled the 81st floor of 1 World Trade Center after the first plane struckShe was on the ground when the second plane hit on September 11, 2001AFP photographer Stan Honda took a photo of her running for safetyBorders became known as 'dust lady' and her picture became iconicShe fell into a spiral of depression and addiction but became sober in 2011In August 2014 Borders was...
  • Two Killed, Eight Injured in Louisiana Theater Shooting

    07/23/2015 6:55:18 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 169 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | July 23, 2015 | M. Alex Johnson and Erin Calabrese
    Two people were killed and at least six others were injured in a shooting Thursday night at a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, authorities told NBC News.
  • Vatican's Climate Expert, an Atheist, Speaks on World's 1.2B Catholics Tackling Environment Issue

    06/23/2015 9:57:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    ZENIT: The World Seen From Rome ^ | 06/19/2015 | Deborah Castellano Lubov
    Only if we get our acts together will the climate crisis problem be able to be overcome. This is the conviction of Professor Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, founder and director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany, who has been a right-hand expert for Pope Francis' just-released encyclical on ecology. In an interview with ZENIT yesterday following the release of Pope Francis' 184-page encyclical on ecology 'Laudato Si': on the Care for Our Common Home,' Dr. Schellnhuber, who has recently been appointed to the Pontifical Academy of the Sciences, spoke on the importance of the encyclical and how...
  • Obama Administration to Take Alexander Hamilton – First Treasury Secretary – Off the $10 Bill

    06/17/2015 7:51:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 95 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/17/15 | Jim Hoft
    The Obama administration is taking Alexander Hamilton, the first Treasury Secretary, off of the ten dollar bill.They will replace him with a woman. Scoop: Goodbye Alexander Hamilton. Hello 1st woman on the $10 bill. http://t.co/S1Or49drYo pic.twitter.com/088rppV4dP— Benny (@bennyjohnson) June 17, 2015 Dana Loesch added: There is nothing wrong now with Hamilton, a Founder, Constitution signer, and founder of the Federalist Party, on the $10 bill. The choice to remove him for a yet-to-be-named woman while a genocidal, Democrat bigot who defied a Supreme Court ruling to tickle his “relocation” fetish remains on the $20 is insulting.
  • Dolezal ‘forced to make sex tape’ with ex

    06/17/2015 2:33:33 PM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 66 replies
    Embattled NAACP activist Rachel Dolezal was forced to make a sex tape by her ex-husband, the Daily Mail reported Wednesday, citing court papers. Dolezal made the accusation against ex-husband Kevin Moore during a divorce and custody battle for their son Franklin, the paper reported. She said the videotape was “made at request of the defendant which required the plaintiff to participate in sexual acts with the defendant on tape against the plaintiff’s desires,” according to court papers filed in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, where Moore still lives. Dolezal claimed she had suffered years of “physical, emotional, sexual and verbal abuse” at...
  • In surprise shakeup, Jeb Bush taps Danny Diaz as campaign manager (Jeb campaign meltdown)

    06/08/2015 1:45:24 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/8/15 | Ed O'Keefe and Robert Costa
    Jeb Bush hasn't even officially launched his presidential campaign yet, and already there's a shakeup underway. In a surprise move, Bush has tapped veteran Republican strategist Danny Diaz to serve as his campaign manager, his political team announced on Monday. Diaz, 39, a longtime Republican operative known for his aggressive tactics and as a communications specialist, will move to Miami to take on a day-to-day managerial role after spending the last few months as a media consultant. The restructuring of Bush's staff was unexpected, given that Bush aides, donors and friends have said for months that David Kochel -- a...
  • OBAMA: I’VE RESTORED THE US AS THE ‘MOST RESPECTED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD’

    06/01/2015 7:10:41 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 102 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/1/2015 | Pam Key
    Monday while President Barack Obama was answering questions at a town hall with YSEALI Fellows, an exchange program for community leaders from ASEAN, The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, he said his administration has restored the Untied States as the “the most respected country on earth.” Obama said, “People don’t remember, but when I came into office, the Untied States in world opinion ranked below China and just barley above Russia, and today once again, the Untied States is the most respected country on earth. Part of that I think is because of the work we did to reengage the...
  • Pentagon: Military mistakenly shipped live anthrax samples

    05/27/2015 3:23:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 5/27/15 | Robert Burns - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday it is investigating what the Pentagon called an inadvertent shipment of live anthrax spores to at least one, and perhaps as many as nine, laboratories that expected to receive dead spores. "At this time we do not suspect any risk to the general public," CDC spokeswoman Kathy Harben said.
  • FIFA Officials, Including 2 VPs, Arrested on Corruption Charge [Obama Targets FIFA, not ISIS]

    05/27/2015 3:52:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    WHO-TV ^ | 5/27/15
    .....FIFA, the powerful and polarizing governing body for soccer, came under prosecutorial assault from two fronts Wednesday. Acting on an indictment by the U.S. Justice Department, Swiss police arrested several top FIFA officials, including two vice presidents, during an overnight raid in Zurich on charges of corruption Wednesday. The U.S. investigation targets alleged wrongdoing that spans 24 years. U.S. prosecutors issued arrest warrants for 14 people, on charges ranging from money laundering to fraud and racketeering.
  • Marine court-martialed for refusing to remove Bible verse

    05/26/2015 6:18:00 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 58 replies
    · FoxNews.com ^ | ·Published May 26, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    A United States Marine was convicted at a court-martial for refusing to remove a Bible verse on her computer – a verse of Scripture the military determined “could easily be seen as contrary to good order and discipline.” The plight of Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling seems unbelievable – a member of the Armed Forces criminally prosecuted for displaying a slightly altered passage of Scripture from the Old Testament: “No weapon formed against me shall prosper.” Sterling, who represented herself at trial, was convicted February 1, 2014 in a court-martial at Camp Lejune, North Carolina after she refused to obey orders...
  • I am ready to offer 50 cows for Obama’s daughter – ‘Ruto lawyer’

    05/26/2015 1:17:54 PM PDT · by markomalley · 56 replies
    The Nairobian ^ | 5/25/15 | PKEMOI NG’ENOH
    His dream is to marry one of Obama’s daughters, Malia, and is ready to pay 50 cows, 70 sheep and 30 goats as bride price.Speaking to The Nairobian, Kiprono, who hit the headlines when he moved to court seeking to have William Ruto sworn in as president when Uhuru travelled to The Hague for his ICC case, said he is ready to meet Obama to discuss the matter when the US president visits in July.“I got interested in her in 2008. As a matter of fact, I haven’t dated anyone since and promise to be faithful to her. I have...
  • Rose McGowan half-apologizes for misquoting Ted Cruz

    05/26/2015 1:05:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/26/15 | Nick Goss
    Actress Rose McGowan offered an apology — of sorts — this week after sharing what appeared to be an inflammatory quote from Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Josh Duggar’s departure from the Family Research Council last Friday. Duggar’s resignation followed his acknowledgement of reports that he sexually molested younger children as a teenager, including his own sisters. Story Continued Below “While there may have been an age difference, Josh Duggar’s transgressions are far less an affront to God than what gays do with each other - Ted Cruz, 5/22/15,” read the text next to the photo of Duggar and Cruz...
  • Police bomb squad blows up pressure cooker from ‘suspicious’ car near Capitol, Memorial Day Concert

    05/24/2015 10:23:51 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 54 replies
    ABC 7 News, The Associated Press ^ | May 24, 2015 | By Jay Korff
    WASHINGTON (WJLA/AP) - A U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman says a bomb squad has safely destroyed a pressure cooker found in a "suspicious" vehicle left unattended near the Capitol building and that the vehicle's owner has been arrested. Lt. Kimberly A. Schneider told The Associated Press by email that officers on patrol spotted the parked, unoccupied vehicle Sunday on a street on the National Mall west of the Capitol and an odor of gasoline was also detected. She says a bomb squad "disrupted the items of concern in the vehicle including the pressure cooker," producing a loud bang about 7:45 p.m....
  • BREAKING:Charges will not be filed against MPD Officer in the shooting death of Tony Robinson

    05/12/2015 1:20:02 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 64 replies
    NBC15 ^ | May 12, 2015
    BREAKING:Charges will not be filed against MPD Officer Matt Kenny in the shooting death of Tony Robinson Updated: Tue 3:17 PM, May 12, 2015 MADISON, Wis.---BREAKING: DA Ozanne: Charges will not be filed against MPD Officer Matt Kenny in the shooting death of Tony Robinson. UPDATED: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 ---3:17 p.m. MADISON, Wis.---BREAKING: DA Ozanne: Charges will not be filed against MPD Officer Matt Kenny in the shooting death of Tony Robinson. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • CNN’s Brooke Baldwin Blames Military Veterans For Baltimore Riots VIDEO

    04/28/2015 6:29:41 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4-28-2015 | Alex Griswold
    While conducting an interview with Democratic Maryland Representative Elijiah Cummings, CNN host Brooke Baldwin questioned whether the violence in Baltimore had something to do with the amount of military veterans in the police department. “Another thing that has to be done here, is we’ve really got to look at our police department,” Cummings began.
  • Milwaukee driver shot to death after hitting and killing toddler

    04/12/2015 7:47:09 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 43 replies
    WEAU.com ^ | 2015-04-12
    <p>MILWAUKEE (AP) Milwaukee police say the driver of a car who struck and killed a 2-year-old has been shot to death at the scene of the accident. A teen was also injured in the shooting.</p> <p>Police Captain Timothy Heier says the car accident occurred at 5:10 p.m. Sunday after the child ran into the street.</p>
  • Sarah Brady, wife of former Reagan press secretary and gun control advocate, dies at 73

    04/03/2015 4:30:30 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 64 replies
    Sarah Brady, the wife of former White House Press Secretary James Brady and tireless advocate for gun control, has died at the age of 73, her family announced in a statement Friday. "We are deeply saddened that our beloved Sarah passed away today after battling pneumonia.  Her son, Scott, daughter-in-law Andree, stepdaughter, Missy, and brother, Bill, have been by her side in her final days,” the statement said. ADVERTISEMENT “We are enormously proud of Sarah’s remarkable accomplishments and the impact she had on so many people -- whether as an elementary school teacher, advocate for a safer America, devoted mother,...
  • Does America now have a bald FLOTUS? What happened to Michelle's hair?

    03/25/2015 8:27:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/25/2015 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Michelle Obama is home from her #letgirlslearn swing through Asia and back to hawking fruits and veggies from the stainless steel area deep within the hallowed halls of the White House kitchen. Appearing for a segment on Jeopardy, the million-dollar question has now become: what happened to Michelle’s hair? Surrounded by a harvest brimming with God’s bounty and standing in front of a very large soup pot, the FLOTUS sported a hairdo that gave the optical illusion of baldheadedness. Looking like a female rendition of her husband’s hairdo in between dye jobs, Michelle seemed totally unaware of people not...