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  • How Donald Trump May Have Wasted A Monthlong Advantage Over Hillary Clinton

    06/19/2016 10:42:03 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 190 replies
    NPR ^ | June 19, 2016 | Jessica Taylor
    Donald Trump has taken an unlikely path to winning the GOP nomination for president. And now he's taking an unusual approach to campaigning for the general election that could cost him dearly. The billionaire businessman effectively clinched his party's nomination a full month before Democrat Hillary Clinton did the same. But Trump spent much of the month of May campaigning in states that won't help him win the 270 votes he needs in November. Yes, the California primary and contests in other Western states still loomed. But he was unopposed in those GOP contests, and many Republicans wished he had...
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Not Appearing in This Movie

    05/07/2016 9:52:45 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 55 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 2, 2016 | Liam Stack
    The number of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender characters in films released by the seven major Hollywood studios held steady in 2015, but many were included only to be the butt of a joke and an overwhelming majority of them were white or male, according to a new report by GLAAD, formerly known as the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. While the overall percentage of such characters in films stayed the same, the advocacy group said in its fourth annual report that a closer look at the data revealed 2015 to have been a less inclusive year on the...
  • The Splintering of the Conservative Media

    03/18/2016 2:45:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 86 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 18, 2016 | Steve McCann
    Over the past 28 years there has been a sea change in the media. Not only has the monopoly of the so-called mainstream media been shattered but the phenomenal rise of conservative media has been truly stunning. It began in 1988 with the national syndication of Rush Limbaugh and his distinctive brand of conservative political commentary espoused in an entertaining and captivating way, which opened the flood gates for other conservatives, together with Rush, to dominate the talk radio airwaves. In the 1990ís the internet, through hundreds of websites, gave voice to journalists to report stories either ignored or downplayed...
  • Why Donald Trump's Tax Returns May Prove He's Not That Rich

    03/03/2016 8:39:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 121 replies
    Fortune ^ | 03/03/2016 | by Shawn Tully
    The GOP frontrunner appears to have mixed up income and revenue. On two occasions, this writer has spent weeks striving to demystify the Vaticanís finances. Now Iím attempting to solve the riddle of Donald Trumpís income and net worth. Pope Francis, who recently exchanged barbs with Trump over immigration, has bravely promised to open the Vaticanís books. Trump sounds less righteous in claiming that he wonít publicly release his tax returns while heís being audited by the IRS, but does pledge to eventually make the highly anticipated filings public. Until then, voters can glean a great deal of information from...
  • Six New Jersey Newspapers Want Chris Christie to Resign as Governor

    03/02/2016 11:19:09 AM PST · by saywhatagain · 58 replies
    Fortune ^ | MARCH 2, 2016, 9:26 AM EST | by Tom Huddleston, Jr
    The newspapersí editors say they are ďfed up with Gov. Chris Christieís arrogance . . . his opportunism . . . his hypocrisy.Ē Theyíre also ďdisgustedĒ with Christieís recent endorsement of Republican frontrunner Donald Trump after he spent months ďtrashingĒ the former reality TV star on the campaign trail.
  • Gay Tech Executive: Why We're Leaving Georgia

    03/01/2016 8:22:02 AM PST · by Salman · 77 replies
    RSN ^ | 29 February 16 | Kelvin Williams
    Last Friday as I was watching the casket holding the body of Justice Antonin Scalia being carried up the stairs, I posted on social media that I was watching just to see if the pallbearers could make it up the steps without dropping him. I canít lie ó I didnít feel one ounce of sadness learning of Scaliaís death. How could I? This would be the chance to get a progressive-leaning court, finally. But a friend of mine, Steve Ruge, commented, "Youíre not watching this?" and provided me a link to the Georgia Senateís live stream.
  • Neoconservatives Declare War on Donald J. Trump

    02/29/2016 2:41:44 PM PST · by drewh · 131 replies
    The Intercept ^ | Feb. 29 2016, 12:08 p.m. | Zaid Jilani
    Donald Trumpís runaway success in the GOP primaries so far is setting off alarm bells among neoconservatives who are worried he will not pursue the same bellicose foreign policy that has dominated Republican thinking for decades. Neoconservative historian Robert Kagan ó one of the prime intellectual backers of the Iraq War and an advocate for Syrian intervention ó announced in the Washington Post last week that if Trump secures the nomination, ďthe only choice will be to vote for Hillary Clinton.Ē Max Boot, an unrepentant supporter of the Iraq War, wrote in the Weekly Standard that a ďTrump presidency would...
  • Trump Needs His 'Own Damn Bucket' to Waterboard: Ex-CIA Chief

    02/22/2016 2:22:53 PM PST · by don-o · 107 replies
    NBC ^ | 2/22/16 | Ken Dilanian
    If Donald Trump is serious about wanting to waterboard terrorists, he'd better bring his own bucket, former CIA director Michael Hayden says, because the CIA isn't going down that road again. Hayden's pithy line, which he first uttered in a Showtime documentary and repeated to NBC News, underscores a serious issue: the GOP frontrunner has vowed to bring back torture if he becomes president, but current and former CIA officials say the agency feels so burned by what happened when its post 9/11 interrogation program was exposed that it would refuse any such orders. "Multiple investigations, grand juries, presidential condemnations,...
  • ‚ÄėI Deserve an Apology‚Äô: College Students Gather, Share Wounded Emotions After

    02/19/2016 1:15:14 PM PST · by lowbridge · 82 replies ^ | february 19, 2016 | dave urbanski
    Rutgers University students expressed hurt feelings and fear in the wake of a controversial lecture last week by conservative writer Milo Yiannopoulos, saying the outspoken commentator's takedowns of liberal views were an assault on their sensibilities. "I felt my identity was getting shot at by what he was saying and by what other people were saying," sophomore Jasmine Dennis noted during Monday's forum, according to the Daily Targum, the New Jersey school's newspaper. As part of his "The Most Dangerous Faggot Tour," Yiannopoulos - who indeed is gay - lambasted many schools' attempts to shield students from ideas that might...
  • Donald Trump Repeats Offensive Name for Ted Cruz at Rally

    02/09/2016 7:39:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    TIME ^ | 02/09/2016 | Tessa Berenson
    Trump repeated the phrase to an arena of about 5,000 people Donald Trump often boasts about not being politically correct, but he took it one step further Monday night in New Hampshire when he repeated a dirty name for Ted Cruz. The word was first yelled by a woman in the audience in Manchester, N.H., when Trump was talking about the Texas Senator not being pro-waterboarding, which Trump earlier on Monday said is 'the least form of torture, if it's torture at all.' 'He's a pussy!' the audience member yelled about Cruz. Trump then repeated the phrase into the microphone...
  • Classless Trump Gleefully Echos Crude Insult from Crazed Supporter... Enough Already

    02/09/2016 3:21:00 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 167 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 09 February 2016 | Reaganite Republican
    Hey Trumpsters/Breitbart/Drudge...†talking to you here: How the hell†can you continue to support such a fowl-mouthed, disingenuous boor like Donald Trump? For President of the United States of America...?† There is nothing so d__n special about him that compels you†-or anybody-†to put up with this kind of language, tone, and monumental dishonesty. He's not a conservative, he's not a good Christian, and he's obviously not even a good role model... the televised, public rallies could be rated R.† Donald Trump has absolutely no right to talk and act like this- the guy is simply way out of line.† What kind...
  • Trump calls Cruz a p___y. Is this really what we want? (vanity)

    Trump reacts to a woman shouting profanities about Cruz. He repeats what she says in front of the whole world while jokingly disapproving. This has gone beyond absurd. If this is who the 'conservative' party chooses, then it's certain God is finished with America. We will have finally got the leader we deserve. Which will be Bernie Sanders because Trump will never be president.
  • Watch: Brutal New Ted Cruz Ad Features Donald Trump Talking About Hillary Clinton

    01/23/2016 2:12:18 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 57 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 1/18/2016 | Casey Fiano
    The truth about Donald Trump is that he's a flip-flopping liberal pretending to be a Republican for his own advantageous purposes - and he also used to be a big fan of the Clintons. And a new Ted Cruz ad points that out using Donald Trump's own words. Video at link.
  • Donald Trump‚Äôs F-Bombs

    01/23/2016 9:43:00 AM PST · by don-o · 105 replies
    NRO ^ | 5/3/11 | Dennis Prager
    The candidate's speech disqualifies him from the presidency. The following comments were made in a public speech last week by a man considering running for president of the United States.
  • Tears at the top: 8 times that presidents have cried in public

    01/05/2016 6:52:38 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 76 replies
    Politico ^ | 1-5-2016 | Staff
    Former President Gerald Ford cries as he listens to a tribute to his wife, Betty Ford, at the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia on Aug. 1, 2000. Then-Sen. Richard Nixon begins crying after a 1952 meeting with presidential candidate Dwight D. Eisenhower, which resolved a controversy over funds raised for Nixon by businessmen and kept him on the GOP ticket as a vice presidential candidate. At a July 6, 1999, speech to the Southern Baptist Convention, former President George H. W. Bush tearfully recalls the moments leading up to the start of the air war against Iraq. In these photos,...
  • Hillary plays the teary eyes and bullied cards, again

    12/23/2015 8:51:01 AM PST · by digger48 · 44 replies ^ | December 23, 2015 | William A. Jacobson
    Just like in 2008 New Hampshire primary and 2000 NY Senate race Hillary lives with Bill Clinton. It‚Äôs doubtful there is ANYTHING that could truly shock or dismay her when it comes to frat-boy-like behavior. Or sexual innuendo. Donald Trump said Hillary got ‚Äúschlonged‚ÄĚ in the 2008 election. Trump‚Äôs explanation is that it means to be beaten badly: Regardless, whether a slang word to be beaten badly, or a Yiddish term for a schlong, there is zero chance Hillary was actually offended or upset. Zero. SHE LIVES WITH BILL CLINTON. She has covered for Bill Clinton‚Äôs sexual antics and went...
  • Imagine If Donald Trump Ran As A Democrat - It's Not Too Hard To Do

    12/14/2015 12:12:20 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 325 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 14, 2015 | Jamie Weinstein
    Imagine for a moment if Donald Trump made the decision to run for president as a Democrat instead of as a Republican. As Trump-mania continues to dominate the Republican presidential primary, it's not hard to envision an alternate reality - one where the real estate billionaire is taking the country by storm as a Democrat. In many ways, it would have been easier for Trump to enter the Democratic primary than the Republican primary. Trump was registered as a Democrat from 2001 to 2009 and donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Democratic candidates like Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid...
  • For thin-skinned college students, we have nobody to blame but ourselves

    11/28/2015 2:04:05 PM PST · by LucyT · 25 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 28, 2015 | Kathleen Parker
    It would be easy to call protesting college students crybabies and brats for pitching hissy fits over hurt feelings, but this likely would lead to such torrents of tearful tribulation that the nation's university system would have to shut down for a prolonged period of grief counseling. Besides, it would be insensitive. Instead, let me be the first to say: it's not the students fault. These serial tantrums are direct results of our Everybody Gets a Trophy culture and an educational system that, for the most part, no longer teaches a core curriculum, including history, government and the Bill of...
  • Attacks on American Muslims are growing uglier by the day. It must stop.

    11/23/2015 2:27:26 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 239 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 23, 2015 | Petula Dvorak
    Looks like fear ‚ÄĒ not turkey ‚ÄĒ is the main course being served in our country this week. Political opportunists running for president have been cooking up a heaping platter of anti-Muslim sentiment since the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks on Paris. They‚Äôve geared us up for an epic Hategiving with their ugly proposals to shut down mosques, register American Muslims and reject Syrian refugees who aren‚Äôt Christians.

    11/10/2015 9:40:41 AM PST · by Alfred O. Bama · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 11-9-15 | Eugene Robinson
    Ben Carson's woe-is-me whining about media scrutiny is more than just a sorry spectacle. It shows the extent to which a culture of victimization has infected the conservative movement. "There's no question I'm getting special scrutiny, because there are lot of people who are very threatened,‚ÄĚ Carson said in a "Face the Nation" interview Sunday. "The whole point is to distract, distract the populace, distract me." That‚Äôs rich, given how Carson‚Äôs own mouth has proved to be such a powerful weapon of mass distraction. His "personal theory" that the pyramids of Egypt were built by the biblical patriarch Joseph as...
  • The conservative war on the mainstream media hit a new phase at the GOP debate

    10/29/2015 8:32:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/29/2015 | By Philip Bump
    The Republican Party's relationship with the media reached an inevitable new stage during the debate on Wednesday night. Thanks in part to CNBC's clumsy handling of the event and in part to the long-term and increasing rejection of traditional media on the right, presidential candidates were able to skate past legitimate critiques by claiming bias ‚ÄĒ with the audience enthusiastically cheering them on. Three moments in particular were worth picking out. Most obvious was Ted Cruz's have-you-no-shame upbraiding of the questions asked by the network's moderators. Asked about his opposition to the budget deal being finalized in Washington this week,...
  • Jeb Bush Expresses Despair About Toxic Tone of Campaign

    10/24/2015 1:13:11 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 43 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10/24/15 | Maggie Haberman
    A day after his campaign slashed staff and salaries to retrench ahead of the Iowa caucuses, Jeb Bush decried the toxic tone of the presidential race and suggesting that ďdemonizingĒ people isnít what he signed up for in this campaign. Mr. Bush made the remarks at a town hall in South Carolina, where, according to a report by CNN, he seemed fired up about taking on the person who has overshadowed him during the campaign, Donald J. Trump, who is leading most Republican polls so far. ďIf this election is about how weíre going to fight to get nothing done,Ē...
  • Controversy Erupts Over 'Black Labs Matter' Sign in Front of Barbershop

    10/08/2015 10:07:58 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    WSBTV ^ | Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015
    Barbershop that says "Black labs matter" and suggests supporting the MSPCA is getting a strong reaction in Norton, Massachusetts. But barber Tom Stevens says humor is his way of life. "It's just a sign, it's a way to have fun, it's a way to reach out, it's a way to tell people I'm here," he said. But some residents said the sign outside his barbershop is far from funny.
  • No A/C for death row inmates at Angola, appeals court rules

    07/08/2015 5:15:38 PM PDT · by BBell · 58 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/8/15 | Emily Lane, | The Times-Picayune
    Death row inmates at Louisiana State Penitentiary have lost their latest legal battle for relief from triple-digit temperatures inside their cells at Angola. The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling Wednesday (July 8) concluding that the sweltering conditions on death row do not constitute cruel and unusual punishment. Three death row inmates originally filed the lawsuit against the state in 2013, saying the conditions were unconstitutional. The suit alleged that heat indices, or measurements of how hot it feels, on death row had reached 172 degrees last year and 195 degrees in 2011."I feel like I'm on...
  • How the whitest city in America appears through the eyes of its black residents

    07/08/2015 3:35:00 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 68 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 24, 2015 | Emily Badger
    <p>In the above picture of Portland, Ore., from Dustin Cable's breathtaking Racial Dot Map, each blue dot represents a white resident counted during the 2010 census. The city itself is about 76 percent white, making it the whitest big city in the U.S. And diversity has been dwindling in the neighborhoods close to the center of town, as minorities have increasingly moved out to the city's edges.</p>
  • Kerry to fly home on U.S. military plane after breaking leg: official (on a C-17)

    06/01/2015 7:41:33 AM PDT · by McGruff · 48 replies
    REUTERS ^ | Jun 1, 2015
    A U.S. military aircraft from a base in Germany will transport Secretary of State John Kerry to Boston from Geneva for medical treatment for a broken leg, his spokesman said on Monday. "Secretary Kerry will be transported (from Geneva) to Boston aboard a U.S. military C-17 transport aircraft. The aircraft, based in Ramstein, Germany, will be staffed by additional military medical personnel in keeping with standard practice," State Department spokesperson John Kirby said in a statement.
  • Luxurious Life As First Lady Takes Toll On Michelle Obama Because She Is Black, She Complains

    05/28/2015 5:00:50 PM PDT · by SJackson · 79 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/10/2015 | Eric Owens
    Globetrotting, Ivy League-educated, Marchesa gown-wearing first lady Michelle Obamaís commencement address at Tuskegee University on Saturday described the trials and tribulations she believes she has faced as the first black first lady in American history. The intense media scrutiny, occasional critical and disparaging remarks ó itís all too much and she said it has led to sleepless nights either in the White House or in posh, five-star hotels where she and her retinue stay, according to The Hill. ďYou might remember the on-stage celebratory fist bump between me and my husband after a primary win that was referred to as...
  • Sikh student sues U.S. Army, says ROTC enlistment blocked because of his faith

    11/14/2014 8:37:31 AM PST · by PROCON · 73 replies
    cnn ^ | Nov. 14, 2014 | David Shortell
    (CNN) -- A Sikh student at Hofstra University filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the United States Army, claiming the service refused to grant him a religious accommodation that would allow him to enlist in his school's ROTC program without shaving his beard, cutting his hair and removing his turban, according to court documents. When Iknoor Singh requested a religious exemption from the military's grooming policies to enlist as an ROTC cadet in April 2013, his request was first denied on the grounds that his noncompliance would have "an adverse impact on the Army's readiness, unit cohesion, standards, health, safety, or...
  • Activists say $13 minimum wage isn't enough

    07/09/2014 1:14:21 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 36 replies
    WLS am ^ | 7-9-2014 | Bill Cameron
    (CHICAGO) The activists who are agitating for a $15 minimum wage are rejecting Mayor Rahm Emanuel's $13 an hour proposal. The Raise Chicago Coalition organized by the Service Employees Union says $13 is a good start, but they still want $15. In any case, the coalitionís Adeline Bracey says the current minimum wage cannot stand. ďI canít survive on $8.25,Ē Bracey said. ďMy community cannot thrive on $8.25! We are barely alive on $8.25. And in the words of the rapper, this ainít no jive, this $8.25!Ē
  • Miami Heat Fans Boo Team During Game 4 of 2014 NBA Finals and Then Leave Early

    06/13/2014 6:10:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 48 replies
    Miami Heat fans continue to leave everyone shaking their heads, and not just because they left Game 4 early.... the hometown crowd began to boo the team. Yes, the same team that has made the NBA Finals four straight times and has won the last two titles. The booing continued at various points in the second half. However, the booing was gone once the crowd started thinning out.
  • Afghan president fumes at prisoner deal made behind his back: source

    06/02/2014 12:55:31 PM PDT · by blueplum · 34 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 2, 2014 12:31pm EDT | HAMID SHALIZI AND JESSICA DONATI
    Kabul (Reuters) - The Afghan president is angry at being kept in the dark over a deal to free five Taliban leaders in exchange for a captured U.S. soldier, and accuses Washington of failing to back a peace plan for the war-torn country, a senior source said on Monday. The five prisoners were flown to Qatar on Sunday as part of a secret agreement to release Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who left Afghanistan for Germany on the same day. :snip: "The president is now even more distrustful of U.S. intentions in the country," said the source close to President Hamid...
  • Illegal immigrants repeatedly risk death to enter U.S.

    05/17/2014 11:12:02 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 42 replies
    KETK ^ | May 17, 2014 | CNN
    OGALES, MEXICO (CNN) ó Their journey through the desert ended in the back of a U.S. Border Patrol van. Sitting inside the chapel of the San Juan Bosco shelter for deportees in Nogales, Mexico, Rey and Herlinda rest and wait for another chance to cross illegally into the United States with their children ages 4, 9 and 11 in tow. Temperatures in this stretch of desert that straddles the U.S.-Mexico border hover around 100 degrees. "I know that I'm putting all three of them at risk, but what else can I do?" said Rey, who says he has lived and...
  • ĎEmpoweringí? Video shows Duke pornstar and Ďfeministí being choked, degraded, and abused

    03/21/2014 8:04:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies ^ | March 20, 2014 | Ben Johnson
    DURHAM, NC, March 20, 2014 ( ‚Äď During a national media blitz, the Duke University student who makes pornographic films to pay her tuition has said her experience in the industry has left her feeling ‚Äúempowered‚ÄĚ and uplifted. But an anti-pornography activist has posted a shocking video graphically undermining her claims. ‚ÄúMy experience in porn has been nothing but supportive, exciting, thrilling, and empowering,‚ÄĚ Miriam Weeks, who revealed that she performs under the name Belle Knox, wrote on the feminist website last month. ‚ÄúFor me, shooting pornography brings me unimaginable joy.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúIt is my artistic outlet: my love, my...
  • Obama Might Cancel Impromptu Family Vacation Due To Ukraine Crisis

    03/06/2014 3:08:00 PM PST · by Iron Munro · 65 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | March 6, 2014 | Adam Edelman
    Add ďvacation-destroyerĒ to the list of unflattering barbs being hurled at Russian President Vladimir Putin. The ongoing crisis between Ukraine and Russia has placed President Obamaís family vacation plans in jeopardy, according to a new report. Obama and the First Lady were scheduled to head to Miami on Friday for an event focusing on education, Politico reported, and the coupleís daughters were planning to join them afterward for a weekend trip in the area. But, due to the continuing international crisis sparked by Russiaís troops moving into Ukraineís Crimean peninsula, the first family may have to cancel their trip. ďThe...
  • House Republicans: Ted Cruz killed our amnesty

    02/13/2014 4:51:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 127 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/13/2014 | AllahPundit
    There’s no man or woman in red-state America these days with more power than Cruz to set a new conservative litmus test. But c’mon: How many of you need to be formally warned at this point by your favorite Republican that the House is looking to sell out border hawks on immigration reform? It’s like blaming Rand Paul for turning libertarians against the NSA. He plays a useful role in bringing attention to the issue, but those people turned on their own initiative ages ago. Same here.Cruz won’t mind being blamed for this one, though. House Republicans who supported the...
  • 2 Alleged Drug Dealers Targeted In Police Raid

    02/05/2014 5:12:49 AM PST · by Steely Tom · 19 replies
    TMZ ^ | 5 February 2014 | TMZ
    New York cops have just made 4 ARRESTS in connection with Philip Seymour Hoffman's death Ö Law enforcement sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ. Our sources tell us Ö police have obtained a search warrant and are currently on scene at a NY apt. We're told police are targeting two individuals who they believe sold PSH heroin. Sources say cops raided 3 units in the same building. Read more:
  • Oprah Winfrey Nearly Had Nervous Breakdown Last Year, Mogul Says

    09/23/2013 9:54:44 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 35 replies
    NewsMax ^ | September 23, 2013 | Alexandra Ward
    Oprah Winfrey suffered symptoms of a nervous breakdown last year while struggling to keep her OWN television network afloat while filming "The Butler," the media mogul revealed in an interview airing on Access Hollywood this week. Winfrey, 59, said she came to the realization that she was nearing her breaking point while interviewing Jason Russell last October. Russell, who directed the short documentary "Kony 2012" and spearheaded a social movement to capture the Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony, suffered a nervous breakdown in March 2012 and was diagnosed with "brief reactive psychosis, an acute state brought on by extreme exhaustion, stress,...
  • AFL-CIO President Trumka: Employers Cutting Workers to 29 1/2 Hours to Avoid ObamaCare

    09/04/2013 8:40:30 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 9/4/2013 | Noel Sheppard
    In the past several months, the left and their media minions have pushed back against claims businesses are trimming worker hours to avoid ObamaCare. During a recent interview, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said employers are "restructuring their workforce to give workers 29 and a half hours so they don't have to provide them healthcare."
  • Joe Biden: Letís face it, Al Gore was elected president of the United States

    06/12/2013 11:59:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 12, 2013 | Allahpundit
    No, he wasnít, as the New York Times eventually made clear. But the point of a political fundraiser is to tell the audience what it wants to hear in exchange for cash, so hereís Biden earning some money for Ed Markey in Boston last night: ďThis man was elected president of the United States of America,Ē Biden said according to the pool report. ďNo, no, no. He was elected president of the United States of America. But for the good of the nation, when the bad decision in my view was made, he did the right thing for the nation.Ē...
  • Venezuela Divided Over Justin Timberlake ĎSNLí Mock Tribute Of Hugo Chavez

    03/10/2013 2:04:57 PM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 21 replies
    PopDirt ^ | March 10, 2013
    Justin Timberlakeís opening skit on ĎSaturday Night Liveí featured the singer and actor doing a ďtributeĒ of Venezuelan authoritarian Hugo Chavez, who died Tuesday (March 5), dressed as Elton John, mimicking Eltonís ĎCandle in the Windí tribute of Princess Diana. Timberlakeís take would likely be considered softball by the standards of American conservatives or moderates, but to many in Venezuela, they turned to Twitter to blast the artist for disrespecting their fallen leader and the countryís flag, seen in the background of the skit. The angry messages sent via Twitter (@jtimberlake) include: @luisragarcia: Be a men @jtimberlake, no time for...
  • Republicans block President Obama's nominee to federal appeals court ź

    03/06/2013 11:19:21 AM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | March 6, 2013 | AP
    WASHINGTON ó Senate Republicans have blocked the confirmation of federal appeals court nominee Caitlin Halligan for the second time, denying President Barack Obama a key judicial appointment.
  • Nigeria Boko Haram commander Ibn Saleh Ibrahim 'killed'

    11/18/2012 6:56:06 AM PST · by csvset · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 16 November 2012 | Staff
    Nigeria's military has killed a top commander of militant Islamist group Boko Haram in the north-eastern city of Maiduguri, an army spokesman has said. Ibn Saleh Ibrahim was killed in an exchange of fire with six of his lieutenants, the spokesman added. An unknown number of civilians are said to have been killed in the crossfire, says a BBC reporter in Nigeria. Boko Haram, which has killed hundreds of people since 2009, has not commented on Mr Ibrahim's reported death. The group's founding leader, Mohammed Yusuf, was killed by security forces in July 2009. 'War hero' Boko Haram is now...
  • Kaiser Permanente lays off 530 employees in Southern California

    11/18/2012 6:59:46 AM PST · by Baynative · 29 replies
    Long Beach Press Telegram ^ | 11/16/2012 | Canan Tasci
    Kaiser Permanente officials have confirmed 530 union employees in Southern California have been laid off. At least 85 position were eliminated at the Fontana and Ontario medical centers, officials said Friday. Officials at the health-care provider did not release the locations of the other 445 positions. The layoffs do not include physicians.
  • Obama takes 'offense' on some Benghazi accusations

    10/29/2012 6:24:09 AM PDT · by maggief · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | October 29, 2012 | BYRON TAU
    President Obama fired back at critics who have accused his administration of orchestrating a cover up over the September attacks in Libya. ďI do take offense with some suggestion that in any way, we havenít tried to make sure that the American people knew as the information was coming in what we believed," Obama told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" in an interview that aired Monday. (snip) ďIf we find out we that there was a big breakdown, and somebody didnít do their job, theyíll be held accountable,Ē Obama said. ďUltimately, as commander-in-chief, Iím responsible, and I donít shy away from that...
  • Catholic Fund Cuts Off Aid Over Groupsí Affiliations

    07/05/2012 1:36:53 PM PDT · by Coleus · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | 04.05.12 | DAN FROSCH
    For three years now, CompaŮeros, a small nonprofit organization in rural southwestern Colorado, has received thousands of dollars from the Roman Catholic Church to help poor Hispanic immigrants with basic needs including access to health care and guidance on local laws. But in February, the group was informed by a representative from the Diocese of Pueblo that its financing from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, an arm of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops devoted to ending poverty, was in danger. The problem, the diocesan liaison explained, was CompaŮerosís membership in an immigrant rights coalition that had joined...
  • Vanity.... My post was pulled because it mentioned Affrmitive Action.

    06/10/2012 11:07:29 PM PDT · by MrPiper · 76 replies
    World news | Today | Me
    I guess FR is as PC as CNN and MSNBC, there was a day when FR could talk about anything, I guess Obama beat down JR too. :-(
  • Reflective Chavez weeps at Mass in Venezuela

    04/05/2012 11:00:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Apr 6, 2012 12:18am EDT | Daniel Wallis
    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez wept and asked God to spare his life during a pre-Easter Mass on Thursday after returning from his latest session of cancer treatment in Cuba. Very little is known about the 57-year-old socialist leader's condition, including even what type of cancer he has. Chavez has undergone three operations in less than a year, and received two sessions of radiation treatment. He says the latest surgery was successful, that he is recovering well and will be fit to win a new six-year term at an election in October. Yet big questions remain about his future, and on...
  • Occupy Wall Street Running Low On Cash....

    03/10/2012 9:02:06 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 22 replies
    GlobalPost ^ | March 10, 2012 11:42 | Jennifer Mattson
    Occupy Wall Street in New York City could run out of funds in the coming weeks.
  • Tot's tantrum gets family kicked off plane

    03/10/2012 8:32:14 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 108 replies
    upi ^ | March. 9, 2012
    BOSTON, -- A family returning from a trip to Turks and Caicos said it cost them $2,000 when they were kicked off their flight to Boston due to their daughter's tantrum. Colette Vieau said she and her husband were on a JetBlue plane preparing for takeoff in February with daughters Natalie, 2, and Cecilia, 3, when the younger girl threw a tantrum and refused to sit down, the New York Daily News reported Friday. "We were holding them down with all of our might, seat belt on. And I said, 'We have them seated. Can we go now?' (The flight...
  • Pebble Beach Announcers Are Wearing Knee Pads for Tiger

    02/12/2012 1:51:20 PM PST · by 1raider1 · 36 replies
    Myself | Feb. 12, 2012 | Me
    I think the announcers for this years Pebble Beach Pro-Am are angling to be Tigers next love interest.