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  • Joe Biden’s First Selfie Is Just Awesome

    04/17/2014 4:23:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 4/17/14 | Per Liljas
    Eleven hours after opening an Instagram account, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden wrote "Found a friend to join me." He really couldn’t have featured a more prominent guest star. Want to see more scenes from the Veep’s life? Then follow "vp" on Instagram....
  • (White)Babies Just 15 Months Old Show Racial Bias When Picking Playmates(Hate-Crazed Barf Alert)

    04/16/2014 1:03:23 PM PDT · by lbryce · 64 replies
    Mail Online ^ | April 15, 2014 | Staff
    Toddlers show racial bias when picking playmates, a study reveals. They also take account of how fairly others behave. Researchers tested the reaction of white 15-month-olds as toys were distributed.Two white adults divided the toys, one equally and the other unequally. Seventy per cent of the toddlers chose to play with the researcher who distributed the toys fairly. But in a second test, when one researcher favoured a white recipient over an Asian one, they picked the ‘fair’ researcher less often, the journal Frontiers in Psychology reports. And the babies are more likely to help those who share the same...
  • WTVJ, First Station to Sponsor and March in the Miami Beach Pride Parade

    04/16/2014 7:13:32 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    sfltv.com ^ | 4/15/14
    Over the weekend Miami Beach Pride 2014 took place and just one station (ahem) was there. WTVJ it turns out is the first local television station to sponsor and officially march in the parade. You’d be forgiven if you thought WSVN held that honor, I did as well, but as it turns out that is not case. Or maybe I’m thinking of Fort Lauderdale. Team 6 showed up in full force, decked out in purple and dressed up for the occasion with plenty of signage promoting the station NBC 6 anchors Jackie Nespral, Jawan Strader, Adam Kuperstein, and WTVJ assistant...
  • NBC Today show is giving gun grabber Bloomberg free advertising right now....

    04/16/2014 4:24:50 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    4/16/14
    Anyone else see that? An extended interview with gun grabber billionaire Bloomberg...who, by the way, has ARMED BODYGUARDS.
  • ‘Phony scandal’ update: 3 out of 4 Sunday shows ignore latest IRS revelations

    04/15/2014 3:54:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 4/14/2014 | Doug Powers
    The lack of focus on the IRS “phony scandal” shouldn’t be surprising anymore, and yet, it never ceases to amaze: Over the last seven days, three major revelations have emerged surrounding the IRS’ targeting of Tea Party groups. Despite the new stories, on Sunday April 13, three of the four Sunday interview shows on the broadcast networks — NBC’s Meet the Press, CBS’s Face the Nation and ABC’s This Week — all ignored them, whereas Fox News Sunday was the only broadcast network program to mention the IRS at all. Proof-positive of Fox News’ anti-liberal bias!Apparently ABC, NBC and CBS...
  • 'Double Dealing': How Pakistan Fueled War in Afghanistan [Blame Bush as BO's Foreign Policy Fails]

    04/14/2014 5:39:52 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    KABC.com ^ | 4/14/14
    What if the United States has been waging the wrong war against the wrong enemy for the last 13 years in Afghanistan? Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist Carlotta Gall, who's spent more than a decade covering Afghanistan since 2001, concludes just that in her new book, The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014.
  • Obamas and friends dine, catch Denzel Washington on Broadway in NYC night out

    04/12/2014 5:27:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    newser.com ^ | 4/11/14 | JIM KUHNHENN
    ...Obama and first lady Michelle Obama attended the Broadway revival of "A Raisin in the Sun," a play about an African-American family in 1950s Chicago. The play, which stars Denzel Washington, capped a rare evening out in New York for the first couple. They were in the city for activist Al Sharpton's National Action Network conference, which the president addressed earlier Friday. The presidential motorcade froze traffic out of Times Square....
  • 9 Things You Might Not Know About HHS Nominee Sylvia Burwell

    04/11/2014 4:35:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 11, 2014 | by Alina Kleineidam
    The president nominated Sylvia Burwell, the current director of the Office of Management and Budget, to succeed Sebelius. Burwell has long career in government, but she’s actually much more interesting than your typical bureaucrat. Here’s nine things you might not know about the woman who is likely to be the next HHS Secretary: She’s really smart. Obama is not the first president she’s worked for. She accidentally ran a half marathon. She was forced to get involved in last year’s government shutdown. She knows how to handle money — and crises. Her fifth date was a bit unusual. She engages...
  • Goodbye tea party, hello big tent

    04/11/2014 3:01:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 11, 2014 | By Jennifer Rubin
    Say what you will about Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), but they know a train wreck when they see it. They also know when to separate themselves from the cranks and the losers on the right. Although both supported the shutdown and were heartily supported by tea party groups in their own Senate races, neither one has endorsed Matt Bevin in Kentucky, Milton Wolf in Kansas or Chris McDaniel in Mississippi. In fact, Cruz’s office confirms he hasn’t endorsed anyone in the primaries. There are a few important lessons here. First, neither one of these guys wants...
  • Klein, Krugman Offer Biased Views of Confirmation Bias

    04/11/2014 5:34:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    "If all you have is a hammer," the old saying goes, "everything looks like a nail." Left unsaid is the fact that the real problem isn't the possession of a hammer, but the certitude that all you need is the hammer. In other words, it's a failure of the imagination -- which is a kind of arrogance -- that's really to blame. "I've got my hammer, and that's all I need. Besides, have you ever seen a problem that didn't look like a nail?" This is a version of what academics call "confirmation bias" -- the tendency to accept only...
  • President Obama Helps Michelle Avoid Wardrobe Malfunction

    04/11/2014 4:51:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies
    Hollywood Life ^ | 4/10/14 | Bonnie Fuller
    The first lady almost suffered a major wardrobe malfunction just like Kate Middleton, but luckily the President was there to hold down her dress! ...Crisis averted! Michelle Obama had trouble on the way as the wind started to pick up. There was a huge opportunity for a tragic wardrobe malfunction to occur, but not on Barack’s watch. Luckily President Obama was standing close by to wife Michelle, assisting her with any battle between her skirt and the wind.
  • 6th Annual Miami Beach Gay Pride: A Festive Weekend [Miami NBC Official Sponsor]

    04/11/2014 4:29:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    People from all over Florida are looking forward to the state’s fastest-growing gay pride celebration. Miami Beach Gay Pride, now celebrating its sixth year, will be putting on an elaborate parade.... Hotspots Media Group is a proud sponsor of Miami Beach Gay Pride. Other local sponsors include WTVJ-TV NBC 6 South Florida
  • Sharyl Attkisson Claims CBS Moved On From ´Fast and Furious´ as She´d ´Barely Begun

    04/10/2014 11:18:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 4/10/14 | Matt Hadro
    Appearing on Thursday´s O´Reilly Factor, former CBS investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson claimed that CBS "had barely begun to scratch the surface" of the "Fast and Furious" scandal before the network moved on from the story. She noted that the network showed similar reluctance for its coverage of Benghazi and the ObamaCare rollout. Before her resignation last month, Attkisson covered Obama administration controversies like "Fast and Furious" and Benghazi and her reporting helped the CBS Evening News win the Edward R. Murrow award in 2012. Yet she told O´Reilly that higher-ups at the network moved on from the
  • Jobs recovery killing entrepreneurial spirit [CNN Fantasy, There is no recovery]

    04/09/2014 5:39:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/9/14
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) As more and more Americans find jobs, it's having a chilling effect on potential new entrepreneurs, according to a new industry report. Last year, 476,000 new businesses were created each month, mostly in the construction and services industries.... That's down 7% from 2012, when 514,000 new businesses were being created monthly....
  • House Republicans Are Quietly Giving in to Obamacare [Lib Propaganda to Dispirit Us?]

    04/09/2014 2:28:09 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    New Republic ^ | 4/7/14 | Brian Beutler
    ...now that Obamacare has taken root we're seeing the green shoots of conservative acquiescence cropping up all around it. A full month ago, the House passed three minor ACA tweaks—to address the concerns of Christian Scientists, volunteer firefighters, and companies that employ veterans (who are already provided health coverage by the government)....
  • Miami "journalists" are SILENT on Al Sharpton Mafia-FBI Revelations...Where else?

    04/08/2014 5:31:34 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    WFOR, WPLG, WSVN, WTVJ | 4/8/14 | sff
    Not that I have been watching all morning, and not that I would expect any different coverage....but it certainly is funny that the Miami Florida "news" organizations that are soooo reliable as amplifiers and followers of the charlatan Sharpton's propaganda are SUDDENLY UNWILLING TO REPORT HIS TIES TO THE MOB AND HIS WORK FOR "THE MAN"....THE F.B.I.
  • WaPo's Kathleen Parker Suggests People with Southern Accents Not 'Smart' or 'Sophisticated'

    04/06/2014 3:23:19 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Apr 2014, 9:11 AM PDT | Pamela Key
    After NBC's "Meet The Press" host David Gregory ran an anti-ObamaCare ad targeting Sen. Mark Pryor from Arkansas featuring a couple with a southern accents questioning the confusing nature of the Affordable Care Act, Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker objected to Americans for Prosperity using people with southern accents in political ads running in Arkansas: "I think you could find someone who doesn't have a southern accent who is confused by this act," Parker said. "We always seem to find the character who seems a little countrified, who can't just fathom this. You know there there are plenty of smart...
  • Maher Trips Up Guests with ‘Racist’ Paul Ryan Quote… Except Michelle Obama Said it

    04/01/2014 5:46:38 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    MEDIAITE.COM ^ | 3/28/14 | Josh Feldman
    Bill Maher took on Paul Ryan‘s recent comments about black culture and while he didn’t necessarily agree with Ryan, he did find it striking that prominent black people have made the same point he did but haven’t been attacked by the left... Maher then read a quote from Paul Ryan about how lazy kids are these days and how they need to aspire to be more than “ballers” and “rappers”… except that Ryan didn’t say it. Michelle Obama did. Maher asked, “Is something less true if a white person says it about black people?”
  • 6 to 1 liberal bias in news on Spanish language TV

    04/01/2014 7:34:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/01/2014 | Rick Moran
    No, it's not surprising that Spanish language TV giants Telemundo and Univision tilt left in their news coverage. What's pretty shocking is how overwhelming the bias is.Washington Examiner: The bottom line: By a margin of six to one, the Spanish-speaking Hispanic TV leans liberal in stories, particularly in reports about U.S. domestic policy, according to the first report from the new MRC Latino, an arm of the conservative Media Research Center. The Center, which has called out liberal bias in network TV for years, prompting some to even out their political bias, hopes that their new group will do the...
  • Did the Washington Post Collaborate With Congressional Democrats to Smear the Koch Brothers?

    03/31/2014 5:45:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Power Line ^ | 3/31/14 | John Hinderaker
    So far, I have heard nothing in response to my email to Washington Post reporters Juliet Eilperin and Steven Mufson about their possible coordination with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman Henry Waxman or other Democrats in writing the article about the Keystone pipeline that I critiqued here> and here. I will follow up with them in due course. In the meantime, I have written the following letter to Whitehouse and Waxman: Dear Senator Whitehouse and Congressman Waxman: On March 26, you wrote a letter to David Robertson, President of Koch Industries, about Koch’s ostensible relationship to the Keystone Pipeline. I found
  • L.A. Times Cooks the Books as Obamacare Deadline Hits

    03/31/2014 8:26:09 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 13 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/31/14 | Joel B. Pollak
    The Los Angeles Times greeted the Obamacare enrollment data on Monday with a striking headline, claiming that "at least 9.5 million previously uninsured people have gained coverage," which is 3 million people more than the Obama administration itself claimed last week (a number that was itself highly questionable, since it did not exclude those who had not paid for their new insurance). The Times' analysis, however, is laughable. The data reported by Noam. N. Levey are not actual counts of enrollees, but a hodgepodge of "state and federal enrollment reports, surveys and interviews with insurance executives and government officials nationwide."...
  • Leland Yee Blackout: CNN Mocks Citizen Who Wants Coverage of Arms Trafficking Scandal

    03/30/2014 7:40:08 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 33 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/29/14 | Tony Lee
    CNN dismissed complaints that the network was not covering last week's shocking arrest of Democrat Leland Yee, the California state senator who was arrested for alleged arms trafficking and bribery, and falsely asserted that it does not give attention to state senators. That standard did not apply to Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, whom CNN covered relentlessly. This was long before she even considered a gubernatorial run after filibustering a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks and make those conducted before then safer. Viewers and readers on Friday complained that the network, just like Politico, was not reporting or...
  • Martyrdom Today [Christians Murdered Around the World, ABC focuses on Moscow Gay bar closing]

    03/27/2014 4:01:12 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    ligonier.org ^ | George Robinson
    ... an estimated two hundred million Christians worldwide face harsh persecution each year in dozens of countries on nearly every continent. Bill Bright once said that more Christians have suffered persecution and martyrdom since the beginning of the twentieth century than in all of the rest of church history to that point. What should our response be? Always, our response should be informed prayer; and whenever possible, we should promote and participate in gospel-centered action. It is impossible to pray for situations about which we are unaware. The gospel is offensive to those who are perishing (1 Cor. 1:18); therefore,...
  • Cable Nets Cut Away from Obama to Cover Christie Bridgegate Press Conference

    03/27/2014 1:48:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 27, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: After the president met with Pope Francis, Il Papa, he then went over to the Villa Madama, the headquarters of the Italian prime minister, Matteo Renzi. They had a joint press conference that was interrupted. The cable nets actually cut away from this for news about Governor Christie. I kid you not. Here is what we got of Obama's joint presser (not all of it, but some of it) with the Italian prime minister, Matteo Renzi. OBAMA: My day started with the great honor of meeting His Holiness, Pope Francis. I've been incredibly moved by his compassion,...
  • Obamacare Turns 4: The (Very) Long, Strange Trip to Now

    03/23/2014 7:55:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 23, 2014 | By Gregory J. Krieg
    Today marks four years since President Obama consummated America’s decades-long dalliance with health care reform. The White House’s East Room was the venue for the ceremony that day, during which the president, a metallic blue tie around his neck and a light dusting of gray in his hair, applied his powerful signature in 22 clipped dashes — two pens per letter, one for each of his honored guests — to the Affordable Care Act, which we know as Obamacare, the law Republicans say, on this anniversary, will fuel another midterm election sweep. The legislation itself is massive, ground-breaking, and meaningful...
  • Is Obama Planning to Ditch His Blackberry?

    03/23/2014 7:42:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 21, 2014 | By Jeff Zeleny
    It was only five years ago when Barack Obama fought mightily to keep his BlackBerry — becoming the first president to be connected by email. Now, he may be looking for an upgrade. The White House is in the early stages of testing smartphones, the Wall Street Journal reported on yesterday, with devices from Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics being examined by the White House Communications Agency. If the president leaves his BlackBerry behind for a new smartphone, it’s another sign of the times from when George W. Bush famously sent a farewell message from his AOL address when he...
  • WashPo Embarrasses Itself (#1 Lesson in Reporting: Check your Sources!)

    03/21/2014 4:47:31 PM PDT · by absentee · 7 replies
    Politichicks ^ | 03/21/14 | Anita Gunn
    The Left’s obsession with the Koch Brothers is so out of control that the Washington Post, once a respected newspaper, now nothing but a shill for left wing causes, has made itself a laughing stock with its latest article entitled, “The biggest lease holder in Canada’s oil sands isn’t Exxon Mobil or Chevron. It’s the Koch brothers.” [snip] The main point of the Post story, which relied uncritically on a two-page report by the far-left International Forum on Globalization (“IFG”), is dead wrong. The Post story itself acknowledges that the tar sands encompass 35 million acres, so Koch’s 1.1 million...
  • Principal who told kids not to speak Spanish will lose job

    03/19/2014 1:48:11 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 49 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 3/19/14 | Lisa Gray
    The Hempstead school board won't renew the contract of a principal who instructed her students not to speak Spanish, in a rapidly-evolving district where more than half of the students, like many Texas schools, are now Hispanic. Hempstead Middle School Principal Amy Lacey was placed on paid administrative leave in December after reportedly announcing, via intercom, that students were not to speak Spanish on the school's campus. The Hispanic population of the rural area, roughly 50 miles northwest of Houston, is growing quickly, and Latino advocates say that it's important to allow Spanish in public schools.
  • Hillary Clinton: It’s up to Putin whether there’s ‘another Cold War’

    03/19/2014 2:25:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/18/14 | Dan Merica
    Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday that the conflict between Russia and Western allies over Crimea is a “clash of values” and that it’s up to Russian President Vladimir Putin whether there’s “another Cold War.” “I hope there is not another Cold War,” Clinton said during the question and answer portion of an appearance in Montreal. “Obviously, nobody wants to see that. I think that is primarily up to Putin.”
  • Jackboot politics

    03/18/2014 8:27:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 3/7/14 | Mindy Belz
    The fevered cry over Arizona’s proposed religious freedom bill is the noise of coming coercion And to think it all started with peyote. When members of the Native American Church got fired from their jobs for smoking the cactus, they sued. The Supreme Court sided with the employer. Congress stepped in, passing the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) in 1993. In essence it provides a way to test government violations of the First Amendment’s free exercise of religion clause, and limits government coercion. Simply put, the government shouldn’t punish people for practicing their religion unless it has a good reason....
  • Florida Businesses: 500,000 Jobs In Just Three Years [UE at 6 YEAR LOW]

    03/18/2014 6:36:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Governor Rick Scott announced today that Florida’s unemployment rate for January 2014 was down to 6.1 percent, the lowest unemployment rate in the state since June 2008. Florida’s statewide unemployment rate has been below the national unemployment rate since August 2013, which was 6.6 percent in January 2014. Since December 2010, Florida has created 503,500 private sector jobs. Governor Rick Scott said, “With the steady increase in job creation and a five percentage point drop since December 2010 bringing the unemployment rate down to 6.1 percent, it is clear we’re making a positive impact on businesses and families in Florida....
  • Even on Bench, Jason Collins Gets Support From Fans in Miami

    03/14/2014 4:28:40 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 3/12/14
    Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins made his debut in Miami Wednesday since coming out as the NBA's first openly gay player. The Nets took the game against the Heat 96-95. Though Collins did not play, fans in the stands were still dissecting his skills and not his sexuality. "I don't think it's a big deal," said Heat fan Jonathan Pringle. "I think everybody has the freedom to be their sexual preference. So, to me, it's not a big deal."
  • Watch: Obama spars in deadpan on Galifianakis' 'Ferns' [Man-Child comedy vid while economy sinks]

    03/11/2014 6:46:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Obama took on Zach Galifianakis in an awkward-off on the comedian's "Between Two Ferns" talk show, posted to Funny or Die on Tuesday. Galifianakis uses his satirical forum to interview and skewer celebrities - and presidents - in cringe-worthy ways. Obama, his job is marked as "community organizer," was treated no differently, taking a series of jabs over the Obamacare rollout and other similar topics in deadpan.
  • Governor’s Campaign Says Huge Donation Was A “Mistake”

    03/11/2014 2:17:46 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | 3/10/14
    A missing half-million dollars is being called an “accounting error”, a “mistake”. The $500,000 mystery was associated with the re-election campaign of Gov. Rick Scott. That’s how much money Florida Crystals, a leading sugar producer founded by one of the state’s politically prominent families, was reported to have given a political organization set up to help the campaign of the Republican incumbent.
  • Florida State Agency Calls Out WFTV for ‘Multiple Errors’ in Report

    03/10/2014 9:50:26 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Media Bistro ^ | 3/7/14 | Kevin Eck
    The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has issued a press release detailing what it says are “multiple errors” in a report by Orlando ABC affiliate WFTV. Mario Boone was the reporter on a story the FDLE called “Rape DNA kit backlogs continue to drown FDLE crime lab.” The story aired on the station’s 6:00 pm. news Wednesday night. In its statement, the FDLE said WFTV’s report suggests the agency is ill equipped to handle a growing number of rape cases and may cause rape victims to be reluctant to report the crime because they don’t think the agency can process...
  • Oops-Obama Shares His 'R-S-P-E-C-T' for the 'Women of Soul' [No Dan Quayle Treatment for Clown]

    03/07/2014 2:54:38 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    ABC ^ | Mary Bruce
    President Obama has nothing but "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" for the women of soul, even if he accidentally misspelled the title of Aretha Franklin's signature anthem. In an "oops" moment tonight, the president dropped a letter when paying tribute to the one and only Franklin at the White House concert series event, "In Performance at the White House: Women of Soul." "When Aretha first told us what R-S-P-E-C-T meant to her...
  • Obama to promote education agenda at Miami school [Local Media Drooling in Worship]

    03/07/2014 1:44:56 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    ...Obama will visit a Miami high school on Friday to talk to students about how education can help the country succeed economically....
  • Fury...Over Racially-Charged Tweets After...High School Basketball Game [Democrat New York]

    03/06/2014 6:35:53 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Some high school students in Westchester County were under fire Wednesday evening, after their basketball team lost a close game. As CBS 2’s Don Champion reported, Mahopac High School fell to Mount Vernon High School in the semifinals, and after the game, some students took to social media after the game, and many people said what they posted online was racist.
  • Hillary's Slur [Flashback: Anti-Semitic Language from HRC--as she claims Putin is "Hitler"]

    03/05/2014 7:34:34 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/18/2000 | Jonah Goldberg
    The New York Times exonerates Hillary Clinton on the charge that she called an aide a “f***ing Jew bastard.” That’s fine by me. I don’t think it would be that big a deal if she did say it. But I do think she said it. My reasons are simple: Three witnesses swear to it, she has a well-documented history of swearing like a Russian sailor drunk on rubbing alcohol, she comes from a background where people said these sorts of things, and she’s not very good on Jewish issues when she is not running for the Senate from the state...
  • Crist hires former Obama hand Omar Khan to manage campaign for governor

    03/05/2014 4:53:56 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/31/14 | Sean Sullivan
    Democrat Charlie Crist has hired Omar Khan to manage his campaign for governor of Florida, his campaign said Friday. Khan will join Crist's team sometime next month. Khan is a veteran of President Obama's campaign teams...
  • CNN: Piers Morgan out – Sarah Brady in

    03/02/2014 6:07:56 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 58 replies
    Like certain other TV networks, CNN likes gun control supporters. For more than a year, it allowed Piers Morgan to relentlessly and viciously attack the Second Amendment and anyone who supports it, until Morgan’s perennially low-rated show had cost the network so much in lost advertising revenue that keeping him on the air was no longer financially sustainable.As noted in the previous Alert story, CNN recently made the decision to cut “Piers Morgan Live” from its lineup. However, from the network’s perspective, the problem was the messenger, not the message.So, this week, with Morgan on the way out, CNN teamed with another anti-gun messenger—Sarah Brady, chairwoman...
  • CNN's Don Lemon: 'As A Journalist, You Weigh How Much You Should Criticize The President

    02/28/2014 10:00:01 AM PST · by lowbridge · 36 replies
    ijreview.com ^ | february 28, 2014 | Caroline Schaeffer
    CNN reporter Don Lemon had some shockingly revealing things to say when asked about the criticism the President has received. He shared with his audience that journalists actually take into account his race before criticizing his policies.
  • Arizona Lawmaker Defends Controversial Religious Freedom Law: 'Pillars of Society Are Under Attack'

    02/26/2014 10:10:52 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    National Journal ^ | 2/26/14 | Dustin Volz
    For anyone dismayed that a small band of conservative politicians have yet again hijacked Arizona's image and cast the state as a place of intolerance and bigotry, Monday night didn't help. In an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, Arizona State Sen. Al Melvin, a Republican, spent more than 10 minutes defending the law recently passed by both chambers of the Legislature that would make it legal for businesses, under the auspices of "sincerely held" religious freedom, to discriminate against others, which most observers see as an attack on the LGBT community. The back-and-forth verbal sparring between Cooper and Melvin is...
  • Former Virginian Pilot Publisher, Obama and McAuliffe Appointee, Maurice Jones, Breaks Federal Law

    02/26/2014 5:15:25 AM PST · by moneyrunner · 14 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 2/25/2014 | Moneyrunner
    When you're part of the Obama Administration, fresh from publishing the Virginian Pilot, and being used to telling people what to do, a little thing like the law doesn't stop you. An internal federal probe has concluded that Maurice Jones, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s new commerce secretary, improperly lobbied Congress while he was in the Obama administration last year. Mr. Jones, who was a deputy secretary at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, sent an email to more than 1,000 recipients — including 46 people at HUD — asking them to contact senators to “defend against efforts by...
  • Michelle Obama and Amy Poehler Played Mini-Golf With Kids Together

    02/26/2014 1:52:35 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Jezebel ^ | 2/25/14 | Rebecca Rose
    There is nothing better than having First Lady Michelle Obama at an event—except when she's joined by Amy Poehler. Obama marked four years of her "Let's Move!" youth health campaign with a visit to Miami where she announced a new initiative by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the National Recreation and Park Association. According to NBC Miami, the organizations are joining with her "Let's Move!" program, pledging to serve more fruits and vegetables at after-school programs help kids exercise and get more physical activity.
  • Hillary Clinton to Speak at University of Miami

    02/25/2014 5:52:06 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 2/24/14
    ...The former secretary of state and New York senator will address students, faculty and guests at the University of Miami Wednesday. While the school did not specify what Clinton will talk about, she has spoken about her time as the nation's top diplomat in recent appearances.   Clinton has been traveling the country giving speeches at various trade industry events while considering another presidential campaign. The former first lady expects to make a decision whether to run later this year. She is also working on a memoir of her time as secretary of state.
  • Michelle Obama Visits Miami To Promote Fitness

    02/25/2014 5:38:53 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 2/24/14
    .... Obama is celebrating the fourth anniversary of her "Let's Move!" youth health initiative by hitting the road. Her next move: head to Miami
  • Poll: U.S. thinks Obama not respected abroad

    02/24/2014 6:34:59 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/24/14 | Lucy McCalmont
    For the first time, a majority of Americans think President Barack Obama is not respected among world leaders, according to a new poll that found opinion has plunged “dramatically” in the past year. Fifty-three percent now say Obama is not respected on the international stage, up from 43 percent a year ago, the Gallup poll on Monday shows. And the number who say they believe the president is respected has dropped to 41 percent from 51 percent over the same time, the poll found.
  • Fracking Near the Everglades?

    02/21/2014 4:27:23 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 71 replies
    “Fracking,” a dangerous and destructive gas drilling technique, has used 250 billion gallons of water and 2 billion gallons of chemicals since 2005, according to a September report from Environment America Research & Policy Center, Environment Florida’s national federation. Unfortunately, some of those same impacts may be coming to South Florida near Big Cypress and the western Everglades. Last spring, an out-of-state drilling company applied for a permit to drill a 13,900 foot deep exploratory gas drilling well in close proximity to a relatively densely populated residential area known as Golden Gate, just miles from a string of parks created...
  • NBC’s Brian Williams Apologizes to Arsenio Hall

    02/20/2014 8:14:17 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 2/20/14
    Arsenio Hall is one of the most enduring names in late night history, and so he was more than a little P.O.ed that his name was excluded in an NBC report on the late night wars and Jimmy Fallon‘s ascendancy. Hall called out Brian Williams for his exclusion, and Williams apologized on the air tonight for the oversight. One key objection of Hall’s was the following graphic showing nine of the big names in late night that he wasn’t included in.