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  • Report: Plane Crashes in Taiwan, Killing 51 People

    07/23/2014 6:36:08 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jul 23, 2014
    Taiwan's Central News Agency says a plane has crashed in a failed emergency landing, killing 51 people. The news agency cited the head of the fire department in the Taiwanese county of Penghu as saying that seven people were also injured in the crash.
  • Actor James Garner dead at 86

    07/20/2014 4:04:40 AM PDT · by blueyon · 181 replies
    NYPost.com ^ | 7/20/14 | News.com.au
    logo-news-com-au Hollywood actor James Garner, star of The Rockford Files and The Notebook has died at the age of 86, according to reports. Garner was found dead when an ambulance arrived at his Los Angeles home around 8pm on Saturday, TMZ reports.
  • What would be the real world problems with this car?

    07/19/2014 9:06:26 PM PDT · by Jonty30 · 29 replies
    Gizmag ^ | Gizmag
    Everything about the scene suggested that it might very well have been the last we heard of the NanoFlowcell Quant e-Sportlimousine. Promises of a magic bullet of energy storage, made by a three-month-old company, packaged with outlandish numbers like 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 236 mph (380 km/h), hinted, rather strongly, that this car's technology and performance would only exist on paper. Given that a similarly outlandish Quant car, centered in a similar black-walled booth, introduced by a very different Nunzio La Vecchia company, had vaporized years earlier, it seemed a responsible assumption...
  • Reid: Southern border is secure

    07/16/2014 1:13:36 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/15/14 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Tuesday asserted the southern border is secure despite the massive surge of illegal minors from Central America that has overwhelmed federal agencies. "The border is secure,” he told reporters after the Senate Democrats’ weekly policy lunch. “[Sen.] Martin Heinrich [(D-N.M.)] talked to the caucus today. He’s a border state senator. He said he can say without any equivocation the border is secure.” Reid said lawmakers need to worry less about border security and focus instead on President Obama’s $3.7 billion request to help process the tens of thousands of children from Honduras, Guatemala...
  • REPORT: America's Most Famous Undocumented Immigrant Has Been Taken Into Custody

    07/15/2014 7:18:16 AM PDT · by don-o · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 15, 2014 | Brett LoGiurato
    Activists who were working with immigration reform advocate Jose Antonio Vargas near the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas released a statement Tuesday claiming he was arrested while attempting to pass through security at McAllen-Miller International Airport. "Jose Antonio Vargas of Define American, has been detained by Border Patrol in McAllen after attempting to board a plane to Los Angeles," the immigrant youth-led organization United We Dream said in a statement on its website. Vargas traveled to the area last week to promote the efforts of UWD and other immigration reform groups before realizing it was within a secure perimeter manned by...
  • 2 NPA rebels slain, 2 cops wounded in fighting in Southern Philippines

    07/10/2014 12:31:24 PM PDT · by Torquay · 17 replies
    Mindanao Examiner ^ | 7/10/2014 | J. Magtanggol
    Two communist rebels were killed and two policemen wounded in a firefight on Thursday afternoon in the southern Philippines, officials said.
  • IAF Targeting Gaza Terrorists After 100+ Rockets Fired Into Israel

    07/07/2014 11:38:13 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 51 replies
    Yeshiva World News ^ | Monday, July 7th, 2014
    21:14: The IAF is targeting terrorists in Gaza at this time. The aerial assaults are reported to be heavy. Sirens are sounding in Ashkelon and the Eshkol Regional Council. 20:33: At least 100 rockets fired in the last wave towards the W. Negev and many other areas including Beit Shemesh, Be’er Tuvia, Gadera, Netivot, the Lachish district, and Ashkelon. A number of fires have broken out as a result of the rockets hitting open areas.
  • Georgian ex-President Eduard Shevardnadze dies at 86

    07/07/2014 2:24:10 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | 7 July 2014 | BBC
    Former Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze has died aged 86, media reports say. Mr Shevardnadze became foreign minister of the Soviet Union in 1985. In 1992, he was appointed head of state of the newly independent republic of Georgia. He led the country out of instability and civil war but in November 2003 was toppled in the "Rose Revolution" sparked by opposition allegations of irregularities in parliamentary polls.
  • Freedom To NOT Celebrate Independence Day (NPR)

    07/03/2014 7:22:45 PM PDT · by Drango · 100 replies
    NPR ^ | July 3 2014 | Linton Weeks
    Celebrating Independence Day on July Fourth is as American as burgers and dogs on the grill, lemonade in plastic cups, apple pie on paper plates, baseball, fireworks and Sousa marches. Except for those Americans who don't celebrate it at all. Like William H. Lamar IV. Last year the African-American preacher from Hyattsville, Md., wrote an essay that was carried by In it he asked: "How can I celebrate liberty with bondage — economic bondage, educational bondage, political bondage, health care bondage, and religious bondage — all around me?" On the Fourth of July, he continued, "I will reflect on America...
  • Police arrest McDonald's worker behind brutal beating of mother caught on video

    07/01/2014 10:14:45 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 73 replies
    UK DailyMail ^ | July 1, 2014 | staff reporter
    The woman who police say viciously attacked a New Jersey mother in front of her two-year-old son has turned herself into authorities. Latia Harris, 25, surrendered to police on Monday night in relation to last week's brutal that was captured on video.
  • Sudanese Christian mom spared death sentence rearrested trying to leave country

    06/24/2014 9:20:45 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 48 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 6/24/14 | N/A
    Sudanese authorities have re-arrested a young mother a day after she was freed from death row where she'd been sent for refusing to renounce her Christian faith, FoxNews.com confirmed.
  • Sudanese woman, Meriam Ibrahim, RE-ARRESTED

    06/24/2014 8:07:05 AM PDT · by Fali_G · 12 replies
    Mid East Faces ^ | 06/24/2014 | Lisa Daftari
    The Sudanese woman sentenced to death for her Christian faith and released from prison yesterday was arrested with her family at Khartoum airport, according to sources. Meriam Ibrahim was arrested in February and gave birth to a baby girl while in custody. She was sentenced to death for apostasy, or renouncing Islam. Ibrahim was arrested today together with her two children and husband, Daniel Wani, an American citizen.
  • Police Respond as Hundreds Celebrate Mexico World Cup Victory in Huntington Park

    06/23/2014 7:08:33 PM PDT · by Misterioso · 19 replies
    KTLA Channel 5 Los Angeles ^ | June 23, 2014 | Melissa Palmer
    Hundreds of fans celebrating Mexico’s 3-1 World Cup win over Croatia faced off with police in the streets of Huntington Park, south of downtown Los Angeles, on Monday.
  • Sunni Militants Seize Control in Iraqi City of Mosul

    06/10/2014 8:06:14 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 59 replies
    New York Times ^ | JUNE 10, 2014 | SUADAD AL-SALHY and KAREEM FAHIMJUNE
    Sunni militants on Tuesday seized control of military bases and the provincial governor’s building in Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, as police officers and army soldiers abandoned the town and left weapons, vehicles and even their uniforms to the gunmen. By midday, the militants, believed to belong to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, an extremist group, were in control of much of central and southern Mosul, according to witnesses and local officials. Soldiers who fled the city said the militants had seized a jail, freeing the inmates. “They took control of everything, and they are everywhere,” said one soldier...
  • Taliban Release Video Showing Bowe Bergdahl Release

    06/04/2014 5:10:01 AM PDT · by CodeJockey · 81 replies
    NBC News/Taliban ^ | 6/4/2014 | MUSHTAQ YUSUFZAI
    The Taliban released a video Wednesday purporting to show the moment former prisoner Bowe Bergdahl was handed over to American custody. The 17-minute video, sent to NBC News by a known Taliban spokesman, shows both sides quickly shaking hands before a clean-shaven Bergdahl is handed over.
  • White House mistakenly leaks name of top spy in Afghanistan

    05/26/2014 4:54:48 PM PDT · by xzins · 39 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 26 May 2014 | Brownie Marie
    The White House mistakenly leaked the name of one of their top spies to nearly 6,000 journalists on Sunday. The CIA officer's name was included on a press tip sheet that was given to the White House's pool reporter, who then forwarded the list to the entire press pool—about 6,000 email addresses. The list contained the names of 15 people President Obama was scheduled to meet with during a visit to Bagram Airfield, a U.S. military base in Afghanistan. Mistakenly included was the name of the top U.S. spy in Kabul, identified on the list as the "Chief of Station."...
  • Issa: White House warned YouTube over anti-Islam video during Benghazi attack (VIDEO)

    05/23/2014 11:53:46 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 23 May 2014 | Fox News
    Republican Rep. Darrell Issa claimed that an email he’s reviewed shows the White House decided to reach out to YouTube within hours of the Benghazi terror attack, to warn the website about the consequences of posting an anti-Islam video. The email would suggest the White House was connecting the attack to the video almost from the outset -- though their initial claim that the attack sprung out of protests over the film would later be proven false. According to Issa, who discussed excerpts from the otherwise classified emails on Wednesday, the email was sent at 9:11 p.m. ET on Sept....
  • Pentagon eyeing immigrants who arrived illegally

    05/21/2014 11:30:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 119 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2014 6:00 PM EDT | Erica Werner
    Pentagon is weighing allowing some immigrants brought illegally to the country as youths to serve in the military, a unilateral step by the Obama administration as immigration legislation remains stalled in the Republican-led House. The announcement came Tuesday as House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, defended his election-year decision to rebuff a narrow immigration measure pushed by a GOP congressman to achieve a similar goal. The Pentagon consideration would apply to immigrants who arrived illegally as kids but already have received work permits and relief from deportation under a program President Barack Obama announced two years ago, called Deferred Action for...
  • The McConnell challenge that wasn’t

    05/20/2014 12:16:53 PM PDT · by Baynative · 209 replies
    Politico/Playbook ^ | 5/20/14 | JAMES HOHMANN
    Matt Bevin seemed like the ideal candidate to challenge Mitch McConnell. The handsome and personable businessman, a father of nine, impressed national conservative groups looking for a chance to knock off the Senate Republican leader. These groups, from the Senate Conservatives Fund to FreedomWorks, the Tea Party Patriots and the Madison Project, invested more than $1 million in the Kentucky GOP primary. Bevin himself spent more than $3 million, including $1 million of his own fortune. And, yet, polls indicate he’s going to get creamed Tuesday.
  • Bloomingdale, IL K-Mart evacuated [false alarm]

    05/14/2014 1:15:40 PM PDT · by fulltlt · 55 replies
    WLS radio | 5/14/2014 | WLS 890
    WLS AM 890 just reporting that the Bloomingdale, IL K-Mart is being evacuated with a large police presence.
  • NH Police Officer Shot, Killed Before Home Explosion

    05/13/2014 10:13:40 AM PDT · by jimjohn · 21 replies
    BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — Authorities say a New Hampshire police officer was shot to death after he responded to a domestic disturbance at a home that later exploded and burned. The gunman is presumed dead in the ensuing blaze.
  • US, Florida Health Officials Confirm Second Case Of MERS On US Soil

    05/13/2014 3:18:11 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 2 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 13 2014 | Julie Steenhuysen and Barbara Liston
    U.S. health officials confirmed the country’s second case of MERS, a deadly virus first discovered in the Middle East, and said the patient was in good condition in an Orlando, Florida hospital. The patient, 44, is a healthcare worker who lives and works in Saudi Arabia and traveled to the United States to visit relatives. He was admitted to the Dr. P. Phillips Hospital in Orlando on May 9. The case is the second “imported” instance of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, reaching U.S. soil. The first case was confirmed late last month in Indiana, raising fears about the...
  • Keith Crisco died suddenly on Monday [NC Congressional Candidate vs Clay Aiken]

    05/12/2014 2:06:19 PM PDT · by Steven Scharf · 57 replies
    News & Observer ^ | 5/12/2014 | Craig Jarvis
    Keith Crisco died suddenly on MondayBy Craig Jarvis Keith Crisco, former state Commerce secretary and a Democratic candidate for the 2nd Congressional District, died on Monday. Details were not immediately available, but the Courier-Tribune in Asheboro reported that he died suddenly at his home from a fall. . . . Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/05/12/3856392/keith-crisco-dead-at-71.html#storylink=cpy Aiken has won by default.
  • Boehner Taps Gowdy to Lead Select Benghazi Panel (Official Press Release)

    05/05/2014 10:36:34 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 166 replies
    Speaker of the House John Boehner ^ | 5-5-2014 | Press Release
    Boehner Taps Gowdy to Lead Select Benghazi Panel Posted by Speaker Boehner's Press Office May 5, 2014 Press Release WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) announced today that he has chosen Representative Trey Gowdy (R-SC) to serve as chairman of the select committee to investigate the 2012 tragedy in Benghazi, Libya.“With four of our countrymen killed at the hands of terrorists, the American people want answers, accountability, and justice.  Trey Gowdy is as dogged, focused, and serious-minded as they come.  His background as a federal prosecutor and his zeal for the truth make him the ideal person to...
  • US to deliver 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt

    04/23/2014 2:42:02 AM PDT · by zoharm · 19 replies
    US to deliver 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt
  • BREAKING: New Emails Show Lerner Contacted DOJ About Prosecuting Tax Exempt Groups

    04/16/2014 1:51:58 PM PDT · by kingattax · 33 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 16 April 2014
    According to new IRS emails obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request from Judicial Watch, former head of tax exempt groups at the IRS Lois Lerner contacted the Department of Justice in May 2013 about whether tax exempt groups could be criminally prosecuted for “lying” about political activity.
  • Rescuers Race to Find Survivors of South Korean Ferry Sinking

    04/16/2014 5:08:04 AM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 16 replies
    WSJ ^ | April 16, 2014 | ALASTAIR GALE, KWANWOO JUN and IN-SOO NAM
    SEOUL—South Korea said almost 300 people remain missing after a passenger ferry sank early Wednesday near the country's southwest coast. Rescue services raced to find survivors from the ship, which quickly rolled over and may have trapped passengers inside. Two bodies have been recovered from the site. Officials said the cause of the disaster hadn't been determined.
  • Reid on Cattle Battle: "It's not over"

    04/14/2014 2:14:23 PM PDT · by Andy'smom · 62 replies
    KRNV ^ | 04/14/2014
    RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- Senate majority leader Harry Reid hasn't been very vocal about the cattle battle showdown in recent days, but says "it's not over." Reid tells News4's Samantha Boatman his take on the so-called cattle battle in southern Las Vegas. "Well, it's not over. We can't have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it. So it's not over," Reid said. Senator Reid had just wrapped up a speech and question and answer session with students at UNR.
  • Breaking: Obama to propose expanding EITC and child tax credit in budget

    Updated to reflect details of the president's proposal President Obama’s budget to be released on Tuesday will propose expanding the earned-income-tax-credit and the child-tax-credit, a pair of tax policies targeting low-income and middle-income Americans that the White House hopes could appeal to Republicans who also support the policies. Obama will propose expanding the EITC to benefit the roughly 13.5 million workers who don’t have children. While low-income workers without children are eligible for the tax credit – a kind of cash bonus – it is far more generous for workers with children. According to the Center on Budget Policy and...
  • IRS Warns: Obamacare Tax Must Be Paid with Tax Return

    02/25/2014 8:01:51 PM PST · by Mariner · 125 replies
    Americans for Tax Reform ^ | Tuesday, February 25, 2014 6:20 PM EST | John Kartch
    GET INVOLVED Email:* Zip Code: *Required Privacy Policy Email Print Tuesday, February 25, 2014 6:20 PM EST John Kartch Related Items Grover Norquist discusses the Obamacare Cover Up Obamacare Exchanges Enroll Only 51,000 Uninsured Americans The Obamacare Signup Cover-up Daily Media Spotlight for August 15, 2013 Read More IRS Warns: Obamacare Tax Must Be Paid with Tax Return Agency employs Orwellian term “Shared Responsibility Payment” to describe Obamacare individual mandate tax. President Obama’s Internal Revenue Service today quietly released a series of Obamacare “Health Care Tax Tips” warning Americans that they must obtain “qualifying” health insurance – as defined by...
  • Accidental "I Love You" derailed SEALS career

    02/14/2014 10:47:54 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 49 replies
    ABC News/Yahoo ^ | 2/14/14 | Lee Ferran
    Decorated Navy SEAL Brett Jones had already survived two harrowing deployments overseas when, back in the states, his world came crashing down around him, all thanks to an answering machine. It was the morning after a welcome back party, and Jones was calling to thank a fellow Navy serviceman who organized the bash. The man wasn't in, so Jones left him a message at his military office, and then he did something without thinking about it. "I said, 'I love you' before I hung up," Jones told ABC News, recounting the story by email.
  • Ted Cruz, Rand Paul top huge Tea Party poll; Chris Christie, Jeb Bush dead last

    02/11/2014 9:25:28 AM PST · by BlueStateRightist · 51 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 11, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    Conservative Sens. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul top the biggest Tea Party presidential poll yet, while moderates New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush are dumped at the bottom, undermining their hopes of being 2016 crossover candidates. The online poll of 62,000 grassroots activists provided exclusively to Secrets finds that conservatives and Tea Party organizers stand fully behind the heroes of their movement, including outspoken surgeon Ben Carson, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and 2008 vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin.
  • CBO: health care law (Obamacare) will reduce jobs by 2 million

    02/04/2014 9:09:41 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 46 replies
    The Affordable Care Act will reduce the number of full-time workers by more than two million in coming years, congressional budget analysts said Tuesday in the most detailed analysis of the law’s impact on jobs.
  • Millions of Dollars in Phony $100 Bills Flooding the Big Apple

    01/30/2014 3:48:15 PM PST · by yoe · 20 replies
    DNAinfo ^ | January 30, 2014 | Murray Weiss
    It’s all about the Benjamins. An international counterfeiting ring has been pumping millions of dollars in phony $100 bills into New York and other cities in the metropolitan area over the past several years, forcing the Secret Service to step up its operation to shut it down, sources told "On The Inside." Federal officials are tracking the mules who smuggle bogus bills into the country and distributing an alert to New York businesses, banks and security industry personnel that teaches how to detect the fake C-notes, a copy of which DNAinfo New York obtained. [snip]The Secret Service warning says the...
  • Ecuadorian General fought terrorists, jailed in US after seeking asylum. No due process, No bueno

    01/30/2014 9:04:10 AM PST · by mgist · 30 replies
    Telemetro ^ | 1/29/14 | to scared to say
    Detienen en EE.UU a general ecuatoriano acusado de crímenes de lesa humanidad El general ecuatoriano Edgar Vaca fue detenido en la capital de EE.UU., a petición de las autoridades del país andino, que le reclaman por su presunta implicación en crímenes de lesa humanidad, informó hoy el Ministerio del Interior de Ecuador en un comunicado. Vaca y otros nueve generales y coroneles del Ejército y Policía fueron acusados por la Fiscalía General ecuatoriana por su presunta responsabilidad en la tortura, violencia sexual y desaparición forzada de tres exguerrilleros detenidos en 1985 acusados de tener vínculos con el grupo subversivo Alfaro...
  • Spy Agencies Scour Phone Apps for Personal Data

    01/27/2014 9:57:07 AM PST · by John W · 52 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 27, 2014 | JAMES GLANZ, JEFF LARSON and ANDREW W. LEHREN
    When a smartphone user opens Angry Birds, the popular game application, and starts slinging birds at chortling green pigs, spy agencies have plotted how to lurk in the background to snatch data revealing the player’s location, age, sex and other personal information, according to secret British intelligence documents. In their globe-spanning surveillance for terrorism suspects and other targets, the National Security Agency and its British counterpart have been trying to exploit a basic byproduct of modern telecommunications: With each new generation of mobile phone technology, ever greater amounts of personal data pour onto networks where spies can pick it up....
  • Obama convenes college leaders on expanding access

    01/16/2014 7:56:26 AM PST · by ResisTyr · 50 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 16, 2014 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama is bringing together university presidents from across the country together to exact commitments from each other to expand access to higher education.
  • Christie still oddsmakers' favorite to win GOP nomination

    01/16/2014 2:11:16 AM PST · by South40 · 60 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/14/2014 | Dylan Stableford
    Scandals? What scandals? Despite facing a pair of controversies worthy of having the word "gate" attached to them, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie remains one of the odds-on favorites to win the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. According to Oddschecker.com, a British website that tracks online bookmakers, Christie and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio are both 5-to-1 favorites to win the GOP nomination, according to one bookmaker. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (9 to 1) and Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan (12 to 1) are less favored, while Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (33 to 1) is a popular long shot.
  • Sec. Kerry: U.S. deeply concerned by Nigeria’s enactment of the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act

    01/13/2014 2:49:33 PM PST · by xzins · 95 replies
    Secretary Kerry: U.S. deeply concerned by Nigeria’s enactment of the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act Deep Concern with Nigeria’s Enactment of the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC January 13, 2014 The United States is deeply concerned by Nigeria’s enactment of the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act. Beyond even prohibiting same sex marriage, this law dangerously restricts freedom of assembly, association, and expression for all Nigerians. Moreover, it is inconsistent with Nigeria’s international legal obligations and undermines the democratic reforms and human rights protections enshrined in its 1999 Constitution. People everywhere deserve...
  • Southwest Airlines Plane Lands At Wrong Airport, Almost Careens Off Cliff

    01/12/2014 11:20:27 PM PST · by zipper · 76 replies
    Forbes online ^ | Jan 12, 2014 | unknown
    "...scheduled to fly to Dallas with a stop in Branson, Missouri (BKG) but instead, the aircraft touched down at Taney County Airport (PLK), 8.6 miles away from its intermediate stop"
  • NFC Wild Card Game Live Thread

    01/05/2014 1:46:08 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 48 replies
    05 Jan 2014 | US Navy Vet
    GO PACK!!!
  • The hidden costs of ObamaCare

    01/01/2014 7:24:24 PM PST · by Typical_Whitey · 16 replies
    The Week ^ | 1/1/14 | Jacqueline Leo
    ObamaCare has delivered another sucker punch to the middle class. This time it's sticker shock. Now that most people can get past the tech problems of HealthCare.gov and actually see the real cost of insurance plans available, they are finding that Affordable Care is a big hit to the family budget. And when the family budget gets hit in the solar plexus, guess what happens to consumer spending and the economy?
  • Pope Francis, The Choice (Time person of the year!)

    12/11/2013 6:31:03 AM PST · by Morgana · 201 replies
    Time ^ | Nancy Gibbs
    Once there was a boy so meek and modest, he was awarded a Most Humble badge. The next day, it was taken away because he wore it. Here endeth the lesson. How do you practice humility from the most exalted throne on earth? Rarely has a new player on the world stage captured so much attention so quickly—young and old, faithful and cynical—as has Pope Francis. In his nine months in office, he has placed himself at the very center of the central conversations of our time: about wealth and poverty, fairness and justice, transparency, modernity, globalization, the role of...
  • Angola 'Bans Islam', Dismantles Mosques, According To News Reports

    11/25/2013 11:30:22 AM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 16 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 11/24/2013 | Connor Adams Sheets
    A number of news outlets have reported that Angola has "banned" Islam and started to dismantle mosques in a bold effort to stem the spread of Muslim extremism. Weekly French-language Moroccan newspaper La Nouvelle Tribune published an article on Friday sourcing "several" Angolan officials, including the Southwest African nation's minister of culture, Rosa Cruz, who reportedly offered the following remarks, which have been translated from French: "The process of legalization of Islam has not been approved by the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights. Their mosques would be closed until further notice." The media reports have not described why Islam...
  • Netanyahu makes a case for a preemptive strike

    10/16/2013 8:11:10 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 16 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | October 15, 2013, 5:16 pm | Haviv Rettig Gur
    In Yom Kippur War anniversary speech, prime minister suggests that inaction on Iran is costlier than international opprobrium Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered a thinly veiled defense of a possible Israeli preemptive strike on Iran during a Knesset commemoration Tuesday of the 40th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War. In a speech to MKs about the war, in which Israel was surprised by a coordinated Arab invasion on the northern and southern fronts, Netanyahu explained that IDF soldiers who fought in the bitter battles of that war “saved us from paying the price of complacency.” “In the end we won...
  • Where is Jim (we need you now more than ever Mr. Vicevich)

    10/16/2013 7:14:44 AM PDT · by George from New England · 13 replies
    Jim's fill-in is defecting. Its horrible. wtic 1080
  • House GOP to try to counter Senate debt limit plan

    10/15/2013 7:16:04 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 72 replies
    yahoo.news ^ | Oct 15, 2013 2 minutes ago | ANDREW TAYLOR
    WASHINGTON (AP) — House GOP leaders unveiled their own plan Tuesday to counter an emerging Senate plan to reopen the government and forestall an economy-rattling default on U.S. obligations. The bill would repeal a new tax on medical devices and take away lawmakers' federal health care subsidies in addition to funding the government through Jan. 15 and giving Treasury the ability to borrow normally through Feb. 7. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., said Republicans plan to pass the measure later Tuesday. It could prove tricky because Democrats probably won't support it. The House move comes after conservative lawmakers rebelled at the...
  • Reject This

    10/15/2013 3:01:57 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 44 replies
    Red State ^ | 10/15/2013 | Erick Erickson
    The basic framework of the deal Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid have hammered out is coming to light. The provision the GOP is crowing over — that the Obama Administration will check the income levels of those who receive a subsidy — is already the law. Meanwhile, the GOP will let the rest of the year proceed above sequester level spending, give the unions another carve out of Obamacare, and extend the debt limit to February. I’m sure at the last minute they’ll also delay the medical device tax so it looks like Harry Reid caved on something. Really, it’ll...
  • Obama: Without deal 'good chance of default'

    10/14/2013 12:00:09 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 56 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | October 14, 2013
    President Barack Obama says that if Republicans can't resolve the standoff over the debt ceiling and the partial government shutdown, quote, "we stand a good chance of defaulting."
  • Liberals on Twitter: One idiot with Confederate flag at tea party rally = GOP is racist

    10/14/2013 8:57:50 AM PDT · by celmak · 314 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/13/2013 | Koala McDidgeridoo
    At a tea party rally in Washington Sunday billed as the “Million Vet March,” one idiot decided to bring Confederate flag, which was enough for liberals to paint the entire Republican Party as racist.