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  • Smith College to Admit Transgender Women

    05/04/2015 2:38:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | May 4, 2015 | Brandon Griggs
    In yet another sign of evolving attitudes toward gender identity, venerable Smith College will begin admitting transgender women. Its board of trustees voted Saturday to clarify Smith's admission policy, said college President Kathleen McCartney in an announcement on Smith's website. The new policy will pertain to students applying in fall 2015 and thereafter who identify as women, even if they were born male. "The board's decision affirms Smith's unwavering mission and identity as a women's college, our commitment to representing the diversity of women's lived experiences, and the college's exceptional role in the advancement of women worldwide," said the announcement...
  • Shooting at Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas

    05/03/2015 6:04:40 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 93 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10 minutes ago | Yahoo
    GARLAND, Texas (AP) — A contest for cartoons depictions of the Prophet Muhammad in a Dallas suburb is on lockdown after authorities reported a shooting outside the building. An officer dressed in SWAT gear took the stage toward the end of the event at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland and told attendees, including an Associated Press reporter, that a shooting had occurred. He said one officer and two suspects were shot. It wasn't immediately clear if the shooting was related to the event.
  • Ben E. King, Soulful Singer, Dies at 76; ‘Stand by Me’ Was One of His Hits

    05/01/2015 2:50:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | MAY 1, 2015 | William Grimes
    Ben E. King, the smooth, soulful baritone who led the Drifters on “There Goes My Baby,” “Save the Last Dance for Me” and other hits in the late 1950s and early 1960s, and as a solo artist recorded the classic singles “Spanish Harlem” and “Stand by Me,” died on Thursday in Hackensack, N.J. He was 76. His lawyer, Judy Tint, said Mr. King, who lived in Teaneck, N.J., died at Hackensack University Medical Center after a brief illness, offering no further details. Mr. King was working in his father’s Harlem luncheonette in 1956 when a local impresario, Lover Patterson, overheard...
  • Michael Moore calls for full disarmament of police, wants prisons cleared

    05/01/2015 1:41:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    United Press International ^ | April 30, 2015 | Marilyn Malara
    FLINT, Mich., April 30 (UPI) -- Michael Moore turned to Twitter Thursday morning to voice his demands to society in the wake of civil unrest in Baltimore. "Imprison u, shoot u, sever your spine, crush your larynx, send u to war, keep u poor, call u a thug, not let u vote. But u can sing for us," the controversial film director tweeted to his 1.83 million followers. He went on to demand that all African-Americans currently incarcerated for non-violent or drug crimes to be released immediately. "I don't believe 50% of them did what they're accused of," he said....
  • Orioles postpone game against White Sox amid violent protests in Baltimore

    DC Sports Bog Orioles postpone game against White Sox amid violent protests in Baltimore By Kelyn Soong April 27 at 6:13 PM Baltimore Police officers in riot gear block a street Monday afternoon on Reisterstown Road near Mowdamin Mall in Baltimore. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Updated at 6:20 p.m. EDT: Baltimore Orioles announce game has been postponed Amid the violent protests that erupted Monday afternoon in Baltimore, the Orioles announced that Monday night’s game against the Chicago White Sox has been postponed. The decision, made after consultation with the Baltimore City Police Department, came less than an hour before the game...
  • Baltimore Mayor: “We also gave those who wished to destroy space to do that as well.”

    04/27/2015 8:43:15 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 23 replies
    Louder with Crowder ^ | April 27, 2015 | Steven Crowder
    Baltimore has erupted in chaos ever since Freddie Gray died in police custody after being arrested on drug suspicions. It’d gotten so bad that the violent rioters protesters exercising their first amendment rights were so passionately violently rioting exercising their first amendment rights, people weren’t allowed to leave the Orioles/Red Sox game… because of all the violent rioting free speech that was going on outside. Thankfully, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake held a news conference to urge calm…
  • Video: Bruce Jenner comes out — as a conservative Republican

    04/25/2015 10:30:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/25/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Last night’s interview with Bruce Jenner by Diane Sawyer on ABC’s 20/20 turned out to be very revealing … in a much different way than many thought. By this time, a relentless series of media reports had made it quite clear that Jenner had embraced a transgender identity, at least privately. The big reveal turned out to be that Jenner also identifies as a conservative Republican: When Sawyer asked if Jenner cheered when Obama became the first president to even say the word “transgender” in a State of the Union address, the 65-year-old replied that he “would certainly give...
  • Petraeus sentenced to 2 years' probation for military leak

    04/23/2015 1:27:08 PM PDT · by xzins · 92 replies
    My Way ^ | Apr 23 | MITCH WEISS
    Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an extramarital affair with his biographer, was sentenced Thursday to two years' probation and fined $100,000 for giving her classified material while she was working on the book. The sentencing came two months after he agreed to plead guilty to a federal misdemeanor count of unauthorized removal and retention of classified material. The plea agreement carried a possible sentence of up to a year in prison. In court papers, prosecutors recommended two years' probation and a $40,000 fine. But Judge David Kessler increased the fine to "reflect seriousness of the...
  • Judge: NYC Buses Must Run 'Killing Jews' Ads

    04/22/2015 12:10:36 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 13 replies
    Newser ^ | 4/22/15 | Evann Gastaldo
    PAMELA GELLER'S CONTROVERSIAL GROUP WINS IN COURT Soon, you could see MTA buses in New York with the words "Killing Jews is Worship that draws us close to Allah" on the side. That's because a controversial pro-Israel group wants to run the ads—they show a man with a Palestinian keffiyeh covering his face alongside the aforementioned quote, which is attributed to "Hamas MTV," plus the slogan, "That's his Jihad. What's yours?"—and this week a federal judge decreed that the MTA must comply in order to abide by the First Amendment, Courthouse News reports. (There is no "Hamas MTV"; the ad...
  • Norway first country to switch off FM radio.

    04/20/2015 9:54:18 AM PDT · by Auslander154 · 33 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 4/20/2015 | Roxborough, Scott
    First it was Net Neutrality; will the demise of FM radio come next ? Norway will be switching off FM radio as of 2017 as part of its transition to digital airwaves, DAB. Norway will save $25 million without the FM spectrum making it possible to add 20 or more "national" stations to its digital offerings. Other Scandinavian countries as well as the UK are planning to abandon FM by 2022. For the consumer it means having to buy a new DAB radio which will no doubt soon be given free by Dear Leader along with your phone, toaster and...
  • Family of 8 at Arizona Walmart Get Into Brawl with Cops....

    04/11/2015 6:07:00 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 63 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 4/10/15 | Justen Charters
    Now One Person is Dead After Reaching for a Gun. On Friday, Arizona’s Cottonwood Police Department released dash cam footage of a brawl between a traveling family from Idaho and a group of cops that quickly turned deadly. The incident happened on March 21st, in parking lot of the Cottonwood Walmart. Police were responding to a call about a Walmart employee being assaulted as she entered the restroom. When law enforcement confronted the people who were identified as suspects, now known as the Gaver family, they weren’t being cooperative at all.
  • James Best, sheriff of ‘Hazzard,’ dies in Hickory at 88 (RIP Roscoe P. Coltrane!)

    04/07/2015 12:38:32 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    charlotteobserver.com ^ | 4/7/15 | Mark Washburn
    James Best, whose prolific career included 83 movies and 600 TV shows but is best remembered for his role as Rosco P. Coltrane, the bumbling sheriff of Hazzard, died Monday night in Hickory. Best was 88. He died in hospice after a brief illness of complications from pneumonia, said Steve Latshaw, a longtime friend and Hollywood colleague. Best’s career included roles in such movies as “The Caine Mutiny” with Humphrey Bogart and “Shenandoah” with Jimmy Stewart. After television came to the fore in the 1950s, Best found roles on popular shows like “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” and “The Andy Griffith Show.”...
  • Obama Jabs 'Less-Than-Loving' Christians At Prayer Breakfast (VIDEO)

    04/07/2015 12:02:04 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 34 replies
    TalkingPointsMemo.com ^ | 04/07/2015 | Catherine Thompson
    President Barack Obama appeared to poke fun at his critics Tuesday during an Easter prayer breakfast speech at the White House. “On Easter I do reflect on the fact that as a Christian I am supposed to love,” Obama said. “I have to say that sometimes when I listen to less-than-loving expressions by Christians I get concerned.” The President didn't specify what those "less-than-loving expressions" were. "But that's a topic for another day," he added to laughter and applause from the audience. "I was about to veer off. I'm pulling it back." Obama faced a barrage of criticism from the...
  • Jeb Bush Self-Identfies as ‘Hispanic’ In a 2009 voter-registration application

    04/06/2015 8:06:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/06/2015 | Michael Walsh
    This is sure to be news to Poppy and Barb. The phoniness of this last and least scion of the Bush dynasty is really stunning: There is little doubt that Jeb Bush possesses strong credentials for appealing to Hispanic voters. He speaks fluent Spanish. His wife, Columba Bush, was born in Mexico. For two years in his 20s, he lived in Venezuela, immersing himself in the country’s culture.Mr. Bush, a former Florida governor and likely presidential candidate, was born in Texas and hails from one of America’s most prominent political dynasties. But on at least one occasion, it appears he...
  • Sarah Brady, Gun Control Activist, Is Dead at 73

    04/03/2015 7:37:24 PM PDT · by jonascord · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | APRIL 3, 2015 | LIAM STACK
    Sarah Brady, who became a tireless gun control activist after her husband, the White House press secretary James S. Brady, was shot and left partly paralyzed in the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan in 1981, died on Friday in Alexandria, Va. She was 73.
  • Zimmerman blames Obama for racial tensions...

    03/24/2015 5:16:02 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 30 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | 3/24/15 | By Letitia Stein
    Zimmerman blames Obama for racial tensions after Trayvon Martin shooting By Letitia Stein TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - George Zimmerman, acquitted of murder charges in the shooting death of an unarmed black teen in Florida, said in a videotaped interview that President Barack Obama stoked racial tensions in the case. The former Florida neighborhood watch volunteer said he felt liberated after federal prosecutors last month decided not to press civil rights charges in the 2012 death of Trayvon Martin. "Now is the perfect time to speak my mind without fear of retaliation," Zimmerman told one of his attorneys, Howard Iken, in...
  • Prosecutor: 20-year-old charged in shootings of 2 officers

    03/15/2015 12:21:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 105 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/15/15 | AP, Jim Salter
    CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — The 20-year-old man charged in the shooting of two St. Louis-area officers had been at the protest outside of the Ferguson Police Department earlier that night, authorities said Saturday. St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch said 20-year-old Jeffrey Williams is charged with two counts of first-degree assault, one count of firing a weapon from a vehicle and three counts of armed criminal action. The officers were shot early Thursday as a crowd began to break up after a late-night demonstration that unfolded after Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson resigned in the wake of the scathing federal...
  • Bristol Palin Engaged to Medal of Honor Recipient, Dakota Meyer: Read Sarah Palin's Statement!

    03/14/2015 5:27:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Us Weekly ^ | March 14, 2015 | Stephanie Webber
    Sarah Palin's getting a new son-in-law! Bristol Palin is engaged to her boyfriend, Sgt. Dakota Meyer. The bride-to-be announced the happy news via Instagram on Saturday, Mar. 14. "Truly the luckiest girl in the world, cannot wait to marry this man!!!!" Palin, 24, captioned an Instagram pic of the couple kissing. In a second photo, she gave a closer look at her gorgeous cushion-cut diamond engagement ring....
  • Congress sends ‘clean’ Homeland bill to Obama

    03/03/2015 12:52:55 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 3, 2015 | Eric Werner and David Espo (Associated Press)
    WASHINGTON — Congress is sending President Obama a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security through the end of the budget year, without overturning the president’s immigration policies. The House on Tuesday voted 257-167 for the measure that Obama is expected to sign. Without action, funding for the department would have expired Friday at midnight.
  • Breaking…WH Plans to Develop a “Country Within a Country” of 15 Million “New Americans”

    03/03/2015 9:08:28 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 13 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | February 28, 2015 | Sara Noble
    The White House has plans to legalize 13 to 15 million illegal immigrants who will then establish a “country within a country.” The following Mark Levin interview with Susan Payne is shocking but it also puts all the pieces into place. Susan Payne is a contributor to WCBM, Baltimore and Co-Host of the Pat McDonough Radio Show, Unbeknownst to the Obama officials, Ms. Payne was invited to listen in on conference calls at an immigration rally. Cecilia Munoz, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, and 16 members of the White House cabinet were on the first call. White...
  • Boris Nemtsov, Critic of Putin, Is Shot Dead in Moscow

    02/27/2015 3:32:35 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 48 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 27, 2015 | By Andrew Roth
    MOSCOW — A prominent Russian opposition leader, Boris Y. Nemtsov, was shot dead in central Moscow late Friday night within sight of the Kremlin walls. The murder of Mr. Nemtsov, 55, a first deputy prime minister under Boris N. Yeltsin who later helped organize opposition demonstrations against President Vladimir V. Putin, was confirmed by Russia’s Interior Ministry shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday. A smooth-talking and worldly man who spoke accented but near-perfect English, Mr. Nemtsov rose to prominence as the governor of Nizhny Novgorod Oblast and became a vice premier in the late 1990s, during the last years of Mr....
  • DOJ announces it will not file charges against Zimmerman in Martin shooting

    02/24/2015 1:31:31 PM PST · by Bubba_Leroy · 20 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | February 24, 2015 | Jake Gibson
    <p>The Justice Department announced Tuesday it will not file federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman, the Florida man who was acquitted last year of second-degree murder for shooting Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager.</p> <p>“Though a comprehensive investigation found that the high standard for a federal hate crime prosecution cannot be met under the circumstances here, this young man’s premature death necessitates that we continue the dialogue and be unafraid of confronting the issues and tensions his passing brought to the surface,” Attorney General Eric Holder said in written statement. “We, as a nation, must take concrete steps to ensure that such incidents do not occur in the future.”</p>
  • Daughter of former Obama pastor sent to jail after new allegations surface - Jeremiah Wright

    02/24/2015 5:54:01 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 24 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 24, 2015 | Ray Long
    Daughter of former Obama pastor sent to jail after new allegations surface By Ray Long Chicago Tribune contact the reporter The daughter of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the former pastor of President Barack Obama, was sent to jail Monday by a federal judge who revoked her bond in a money laundering case. lRelated Rev. Jeremiah Wright's daughter found guilty of money laundering Breaking News Rev. Jeremiah Wright's daughter found guilty of money laundering Jeri Wright, 49, of Hazel Crest, was convicted last March of 11 corruption counts, including money laundering and lying to a grand jury, in a case tied...
  • CNN face: 'I want my kid to be gay, too'

    02/23/2015 1:26:25 PM PST · by detective · 62 replies
    WND ^ | February 23, 2015
    A CNN political commentator who is also a writer for the Daily Beast is now saying not only is she homosexual, but she wants her 6-year-old daughter to grow be a lesbian as well.
  • 'It's not dead... just resting': Indian officials insist sacred tree planted by Barack Obama (...)

    02/21/2015 9:20:35 AM PST · by Moltke · 46 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 02/21/2015 | Chris Pleasance
    It has been just one month since President Obama visited New Delhi and planted a sacred Peepal tree in the grounds of a Mahatma Gandhi memorial garden. But now the tree has been reduced to little more than a stick after all the leaves suddenly dropped off, causing panic among nervous officials.
  • State Department spokeswoman floats jobs as answer to ISIS

    02/17/2015 9:54:51 AM PST · by ColdOne · 90 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 2/17/15 | foxnews
    What the West really needs to take on the Islamic State is ... a jobs program. That's what a top State Department spokeswoman suggested when asked in a TV interview Monday night about what the U.S.-led coalition is doing to stop the slaughter of civilians by Islamic State militants across the region. "We're killing a lot of them, and we're going to keep killing more of them. ... But we cannot win this war by killing them," department spokeswoman Marie Harf said on MSNBC's "Hardball." "We need ... to go after the root causes that leads people to join these...
  • Oregon Gets America's First Openly Bisexual Governor...

    02/13/2015 7:27:04 PM PST · by Steelfish · 46 replies
    DailyMail (UK) ^ | February 13, 2015 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    Oregon Gets America's First Openly Bisexual Governor... as Oregon's embattled John Kitzhaber RESIGNS over scandal involving fiancee's consulting contracts Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown rushed back from a conference in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday to succeed John Kitzhaber, only to be told he was staying By DAVID MARTOSKO, 13 February 2015 Oregon's new governor will be the first open bisexual to serve as a state's chief executive when Secretary of State Kate Brown steps in for resigning Gov. John Kitzhaber on Friday. The embattled now-former Democratic governor Kitzhaber, 67, has resigned his office amid allegations his fiancee used her...
  • Harvard tells professors: No more sex with undergrads

    02/06/2015 8:01:53 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | Fri February 6, 2015 | Kevin Conlon
    (CNN) If that car parked in Harvard Yard is a rockin', school officials may soon come a knockin', because hanky-panky between students and faculty at the elite university has officially been banned. Specifically, the school adopted a new policy this week that prohibits romantic relationships between undergraduates and professors. The previous policy only did so between professors and the students they taught.
  • Biden won't attend Netanyahu address to Congress

    02/06/2015 2:03:11 PM PST · by Citizen Zed
    The Hill ^ | 2-6-2015 | Scott Wong
    At this morning’s mass in St. Martha’s House Francis talked about "the martyrs of our times, men, women, children who are being persecuted, hated, driven out of their homes, tortured, massacred … who are meeting their end under the authority of corrupt people who hate Jesus Christ”
  • BREAKING NEWS: Burned alive in a cage: ISIS release video [Jordanian pilot]

    02/03/2015 9:30:39 AM PST · by CivilWarBrewing · 441 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 03, 2015 | John Hall
    Militants fighting for the Islamic State terror group in Syria and Iraq have released a video they claim shows Jordanian pilot Maaz al-Kassasbeh being burnt alive while locked in a cage. The footage, which is titled 'Healing the Believers Chests' appears to show the captured airman wearing an orange jumpsuit as a trail of petrol leading up to the cage is seen being set alight. Flames are seen quickly spreading to the cage where they completely engulf the helpless pilot in images that are far too distressing to publish.
  • Parents Outraged as School Forces Kids To DROP THEIR PANTS

    01/30/2015 5:24:18 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 12 replies
    freedom force ^ | January 29, 2015 | Blake Neff
    A small school in northern Texas is under investigation by its superintendent after 20 students were apparently forced to drop their pants so that staff could inspect their underwear. The students at Gustine Elementary in Gustine, Texas, were subjected to partial strip searches Monday after staff repeatedly found feces on the floor of the school gym. Boys were taken to one room and girls to another, and then they were ordered “to pull down their pants to check them to see if they could find anything,” Maria Medina, a mother of one of the children, told ABC-affiliated WFAA 8. Her...
  • Federal judge strikes down gay-marriage ban in Alabama

    01/23/2015 8:13:42 PM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 39 replies
    AP ^ | Jan 23, 2015 9:59 PM (ET) | KIM CHANDLER
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama became the latest state to see its ban on gay marriage fall to a federal court ruling Friday, as the issue of same-sex marriage heads to the U.S. Supreme Court. U.S. District Callie V.S. Granade ruled in favor of two Mobile women who sued to challenge Alabama's refusal to recognize their 2008 marriage performed in California. The ruling is the latest in a string of wins for advocates of marriage rights. Judges have also struck down bans in several other Southern states, including the Carolinas, Florida, Mississippi and Virginia. The U.S. Supreme Court announced this...
  • Man shopping at Walmart attacked for carrying gun he was legally permitted to have (Florida)(trunc)

    01/21/2015 12:21:14 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 74 replies
    tampabay.com ^ | Jan 21, 2015 | tampabay.com
    BRANDON — Clarence Daniels had just crossed the threshold of Walmart's front doors on Tuesday, in search of coffee creamer for his wife, when the gun in hip holster gave a well-intentioned vigilante the idea he was up to something more sinister.
  • 3 jihadists reportedly killed in counter-terrorism raid in Belgium

    01/15/2015 11:46:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/15/2015
    <p>At least 3 people were killed in an anti-terror raid in Belgium Thursday that one official confirmed was "jihadist related," and a man suspected of selling guns used in last week’s terror attacks in France was being detained in another part of the country, according to multiple reports.</p>
  • Mystery 132-year-old rifle found in national park

    01/15/2015 7:57:16 AM PST · by Brother Cracker · 29 replies
    Odd_News ^ | Jan. 14, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    GREAT BASIN NATIONAL PARK, Nev., -- Officials at Nevada's Great Basin National Park said they are trying to determine the origins of a 132-year-old rifle found leaning against a tree. Park officials said the rifle, identified by an engraving on its side as a Model 1873 Winchester manufactured in 1882, was found blending in with the colors of a juniper tree in the park and seems to have been there for "many years." The officials wrote on the park's Facebook page the rifle was "exposed to sun, wind, snow, and rain" and features "a cracked wood stock, weathered to grey"...
  • BREAKING — Up to 10 Killed in Paris Terrorist Attack

    01/07/2015 3:39:03 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 100 replies
    Ten people have been reported killed in a what appears to be a terrorist attack in the offices of the Charlie Hebdo satire magazine on boulevard Richard-Lenoir in Paris (Paris XI). A policeman has also been wounded. At least 2 or 3 gunman are believed to have been involved, shooting Kalashnikov rifles. According to La Figaaro, the gunman are on the run after a shootout with policemen. The magazine has published anti-ISIS and Prophet Mohammed cartoons in the past.
  • Man kicked off American Airlines plane after rage over 'Merry Christmas' greeting

    12/26/2014 8:42:29 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 86 replies
    When a gate agent greeting everyone the same way told him "Merry Christmas", he responded "You shouldn't say that because not everyone celebrates Christmas." "Well, what should I say then?" the agent reportedly replied. "Don't say, 'Merry Christmas!'" the man retorted, now shouting, before walking past her onto the plane. After a flight attendant greeted the unidentified man with the same Yuletide cheer, he snapped and began lecturing the staff about why they shouldn't say "Merry Christmas." The crew unsuccessfully tried calming him down before he was escorted off the plane.
  • NYC MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO BLAMES MEDIA FOR ‘DIVIDING OUR CITY’ (video)

    12/23/2014 8:37:13 AM PST · by servo1969 · 66 replies
    breitbart.com/big-journalism ^ | 12-23-2014 | John Hayward
    There’s nothing quite like the fury of a cornered political hack. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio gave a remarkable press conference on Monday afternoon where he blamed the media for creating the air of paranoia and racial tension currently hanging heavy over the Big Apple. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IQAh5MAkO8“What are you guys gonna do? Are you gonna keep dividing us?” de Blasio demanded of reporters, angry at them for daring to report the ugly behavior of certain demonstrators. You can tell from his body language that de Blasio feels the wall pressing hard against his back. He needed a scapegoat, fast,...
  • Congressional Black Caucus Brings "Hands Up! Don't Shoot" To The House Floor

    12/02/2014 10:02:20 AM PST · by Biggirl · 60 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 2, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    Speaking on the House floor, members of the Congressional Black Caucus used the “Hands up! Don’t Shoot” gesture popular with Ferguson protesters reacting to the shooting of Michael Brown. “Hands up, don't shoot,” said Rep. Hakeem Jeffries. “It's a rallying cry of people all across America who are fed up with police violence.”
  • Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson Resigns, Hopes "Resignation Will Allow The Community To Heal"

    11/29/2014 5:36:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/29/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Days after Ferguson was torched by angry rioters following a grand jury verdict not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, the policeman's lawyer announced moments ago that he has resigned from the Ferguson, Mo., Police Department.As ABC reports, Wilson has been on administrative leave since the shooting. One of his attorneys, Neil Bruntrager, said the resignation is effective immediately.Though Wilson was cleared of criminal charges by the grand jury, the Justice Department is conducting a civil rights investigation into the shooting as well as a separate probe of police department practices. Wilson,...
  • Marion Barry, Four-Term Mayor of Washington, Dead at 78

    11/23/2014 7:42:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/23/2014 | Allen McDuffee
    Marion S. Barry, Jr., the sharecropper's son and civil rights activist who became Washington, D.C.'s most flamboyant and divisive mayor for four terms, died early Sunday at the age of 78. United Medical Center spokeswoman Natalie Williams said Mr. Barry arrived at the hospital around 12:30 a.m. and died at 1:46 a.m., following a brief stay at Howard University Hospital. No cause of death was given, but Barry had suffered many health problems over the years, including prostate cancer, diabetes, anemia and kidney ailments. Among Washington's poorest residents, Barry was viewed as a symbol of hope for the attention he...
  • Museum nixes WWII guns over background check law

    11/20/2014 11:51:37 AM PST · by Brother Cracker · 18 replies
    Odd_News ^ | Nov. 20, 2014 | Ben Hooper
    LYNDEN, Wash., - A Washington state museum said it is removing World War II-era rifles from exhibit to avoid running afoul of a new background check law. The Lynden Pioneer Museum said the 11 rifles borrowed from collectors will be returned to their owners to avoid potential problems caused by Initiative 594, which requires background checks for all sales and transfers of weapons. The law includes an exception for antiques, but museum director Troy Luginbill told the Bellingham Herald the guns aren't old enough to qualify. Luginbill said the law wouldn't cause trouble for the "Over the Beach: The WWII...
  • Abortion Activist Terrance Bean Arrested for Allegedly Raping 15-Year-Old Boy

    11/20/2014 10:45:03 AM PST · by Morgana · 24 replies
    Life News ^ | 11/20/14 | Steven Ertelt
    A nationally-known pro-abortion activist has been arrested on charges of raping a 15-year-old boy. Terrance Patrick Bean is the founder of Human Rights Campaign, a group that pushes other political issues but also takes a steadfastly pro-abortion position. Human Rights Campaign, in addition to advancing abortion, has also lobbied Congress to end all federal funding for abstinence education, and hailed one piece of legislation that cut off funding because it “would end abstinence-only-until-marriage programs once and for all.” Bean is also a prominent supporter of pro-abortion President Barack Obama. The Portland Oregonian newspaper has more on Bean’s indictment, reporting that...
  • Senator Obama in 2006: I’ve “stolen ideas…liberally” from Gruber [VIDEO]

    11/18/2014 9:26:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/18/2014 | Guy Benson
    We’ll start with the undercard, then move on to the latest Gruber video. This is characteristically excellent work from Remy here, skewering Grubergate to the tune of Jeremih’s “Don’t Tell ‘Em:”CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO If the Lena Dunham reference at the end went over your head, click over to Kevin Williamson’s devastating piece on Dunham’s autobiography…if you dare. It’s actually quite disturbing. (Dunham is apparently “raging” at “right-wing bloggers” for noticing the contents of her book, while her sister has issued an incoherent word soup of a response on Twitter). Back to the topic at hand. We...
  • MEXICO JUDGE ORDERS IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF MARINE

    10/31/2014 5:44:16 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 52 replies
    AP ^ | Oct. 30,2014 | Julie Watson
    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_MARINE_RELEASED?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-10-31-20-17-02
  • NY Ebola doctor 'LIED to police about his travel': NYPD discovered he rode subway, went bowling..

    10/29/2014 12:16:11 PM PDT · by dennisw · 55 replies
    dailymail. ^ | 29 October 2014 | Chris Pleasance
    New York Ebola doctor 'LIED to police about his travel': NYPD discovered he rode subway, ate at restaurant and went bowling after cops checked his MetroCard Dr Craig Spencer diagnosed with Ebola six days after returning to New York During that time he rode subways, caught a cab, and went out bowling But when officers quizzed him he said he was at home, it has been claimed When police pulled MetroCard and bank data they learned the truth The doctor currently being treated for Ebola in New York lied to police about travelling around the city for six days before...
  • Friend Of Accused Boston Marathon Bomber Found Guilty Of Lying To Authorities

    10/28/2014 10:05:10 AM PDT · by blam · 21 replies
    BI - Reuters ^ | 10-28-2014 | Ross Kerber
    Ross Kerber, Reuters October 28, 2014 A US jury on Tuesday found a college friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber guilty of lying to authorities in a terrorism investigation. Robel Phillipos, 21, was charged with lying about having visited suspected bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's dorm room three days after the 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. Phillipos and two friends removed a backpack containing empty fireworks shells from the suspected bomber's room. Phillipos, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, was on trial for two criminal counts of lying to investigators, one for saying he did not remember the...
  • CHP: 3 officers shot in Sacramento, Placer counties [California]

    10/24/2014 1:55:33 PM PDT · by blueplum · 19 replies
    KCRA TV/NBC ^ | October 24, 2014 1:32pm | Staff
    The California Highway Patrol says at least three officers have been shot in Sacramento and Placer counties by a man and woman who are heavily armed.
  • 2nd health care worker with Ebola flew from Cleveland to Dallas on Frontier day before presenting

    10/15/2014 8:33:03 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 80 replies
    BreakingNews.com ^ | 10-15-2014 | Unknown to me
    2nd health care worker with Ebola flew from Cleveland to Dallas on Frontier Airlines the day before presenting symptoms, according to CDC, Frontier - @NBCNews
  • Joseph Randle, Dallas Cowboy and Wichita native, arrested on suspicion of shoplifting

    10/14/2014 1:00:00 PM PDT · by Old Yeller · 19 replies
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram via Wichita Eagle ^ | 10/14/14 | Clarence E. Hill Jr.
    Dallas Cowboys running back and Wichita native Joseph Randle was arrested by Frisco, Texas police Monday night on suspicion of shoplifting “a bottle of cologne and underwear,” according to a source. Officer Chad Laprelle, a spokesman for the Frisco police department, confirmed that Randle was arrested on suspicion of a Class B misdemeanor for a theft between $50-$500. Randle, 22, was allegedly caught stealing via video surveillance. The Cowboys have not commented on the incident, nor has Randle or his agents. Randle, who joined the Cowboys as a fifth-round pick in 2013 out of Oklahoma State, signed a four-year, $2.3...