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  • NFL Super Bowl XLIX [Live Thread]

    02/01/2015 2:08:20 PM PST · by goodnesswins · 144 replies
    Super Bowl....can't find a thread...so starting this
  • Dear FRiends, We need your continuing support to keep FR on the air. [FReepathon XXXII]

    02/01/2015 12:07:12 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 64 replies
    Woo hoo!! Our 1st quarter FReepathon is off to a great start!! Let's keep it going. We need your continuing support to keep FR on the air. FR is funded solely by contributions made by the liberty loving patriots who enjoy and use it. We are beholden to no political party. No advertisers, no outsiders, no sugar daddies, no corporate string pullers. This means no commercial ads. No annoying pop-ups. No ad tracking. No mail campaigns. No spam. No one trying to control us. Definitely no government subsidies or tax breaks. We are self-funded, fiercely independent and enjoy our freedom...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 1 February 2015

    02/01/2015 4:46:25 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 99 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 1 February 2015 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows February 1st, 2015 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.; Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.; former Defense Secretary Robert Gates; DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFL Players Association. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; former Secretary of State James Baker; Joseph Califano, former aide to President Lyndon B. Johnson.THIS WEEK (ABC): Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark.
  • Top 10 List of Excuses You Can Use if NOT Giving to the Freep-a-thon This PAYDAY Weekend

    01/30/2015 7:28:58 PM PST · by xzins · 40 replies
    Personal ^ | 30 Jan 15 | Xzins
    10. The dog ate my cash. 9. We celebrated Christmas on January 30 this year. 8. Obama Said my refund would be delayed. 7. I discovered Big Jim Thompson is NOT a real person! 6. The Super Bowl Doggie Ad would generate a lot of money. 5. The NSA is listening and taking names. 4. David Letterman is funnier than a freep-a-thon 3. A moderator made me cry! 2. I am cheap. (drum roll) 1. I secretly support Hillary for President!
  • The Romney Statement: Not Running. "I’ve decided it is best to give other leaders in the Party...."

    01/30/2015 7:56:14 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 282 replies
    hughhewitt.com ^ | 01/30/2015 | Hugh Hewitt
    I’ve been emailed this text of remarks Mitt Romney will be making to his supporters shortly: Let me begin by letting you know who else is on this call, besides Ann and me. There are a large number of people who signed on to be leaders of our 2016 finance effort. In addition, state political leadership from several of the early primary states are on the line. And here in New York City, and on the phone, are people who have been helping me think through how to build a new team, as well as supporters from the past who...
  • Israel says 2 soldiers killed in Hezbollah strike near Lebanese border

    01/28/2015 8:02:28 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1-28-2015 | Fox News
    Israel's military says two of its soldiers were killed and another seven were wounded in a Hezbollah strike Wednesday on an army convoy near the Lebanese border. Israel's military responded to the anti-tank missile strike on the convoy with aerial and ground attacks on Hezbollah positions in Lebanon. Lebanese security officials told the Associated Press that Israel fired 25 shells across the border. The Israeli Defense Forces said that residents of the area had been ordered to remain in their homes. The Lebanese terror group Hezbollah earlier claimed responsibility for the attack and said it destroyed a number of Israeli...
  • BREAKING: IDF Strikes Multiple Targets In Syria Following Rocket Fire Into Northern Israel

    01/27/2015 3:41:22 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 78 replies
    Breaking 911 | 11-27-2015 | Breaking911 Newsroom)
    The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit says that the Israeli Air Force was striking multiple artillery positions belonging to the Syrian army, and that direct hits were identified. The air strikes came minutes after residents in the northern Golan Heights reported hearing air raid sirens around 12:30AM (Wednesday). No casualties or damages have been reported in Northern Israel. On Tuesday morning two rockets exploded in the northern Golan Heights.
  • Obama campaign team working to defeat Netanyahu in Israeli election (On the ground IN Israel!)

    01/27/2015 10:16:39 AM PST · by xzins · 161 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 27 Jan 15
    During Barack Obama's recent State of the Union speech, he told America he had no more campaigns to run. But it seems that statement flies in the face of reports that an organization known as “One Voice” has brought in what has been called a "five-man Obama team" to defeat Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Included in that five-man team is Jeremy Bird, the national field director for Obama's 2012 campaign, Dr. Aaron Lerner, Director of the Independent Media Review and Analysis, said Monday, citing a report at Haaretz. That group, Dr. Lerner added, will run the anti-Netanyahu effort out...
  • Gov. Scott Walker expected to announce plan for support of new Milwaukee Bucks arena

    01/27/2015 8:20:29 AM PST · by Sideshow Bob · 33 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | January 27, 2015 | Don Walker
    Gov. Scott Walker is expected to announce Tuesday morning that he plans to put into the state budget a financing plan that includes bonding to help build a multipurpose arena in downtown Milwaukee. A source familiar with Walker's plan said the governor's plan relies on the diversion of income taxes paid by visiting National Basketball Association athletes as well as Milwaukee Bucks players to pay the debt service on the bonding.....
  • Iowa Gov. Branstad collapses at Iowa event

    01/26/2015 11:40:34 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/26/2015 | Robert Costa and Abby Livingston
    <p>DES MOINES — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R) collapsed at an event Monday in the Des Moines suburbs and is currently receiving medical attention, according to an aide.</p> <p>“Gov. Branstad fell ill at an event today at DuPont Pioneer,” said Jimmy Centers, a Branstad adviser. “An ambulance was called and he was transported to Methodist Hospital in Des Moines. The governor was conscious and alert during the transport to the hospital. The governor had been suffering from the effects of a cold for a couple of days.”</p>
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 25 January 2015

    01/25/2015 4:27:49 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 134 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 25 January 2015 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows January 25th, 2015 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): McDonough; former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark. FACE THE NATION (CBS): McDonough; Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.THIS WEEK (ABC): McDonough; Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): McDonough; former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa.; Reps. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill, Adam Schiff, D-Calif, and Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz.; former Gov. Jon Huntsman, R-Utah.
  • Ted Cruz Just Launched His Iowa Campaign

    01/24/2015 3:51:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 238 replies
    National Journal ^ | January 24, 2015 | Tim Alberta and Shane Goldmacher
    The Texas conservative and his team are trying to lock down a state director for his White House run.DES MOINES -- Ted Cruz's presidential campaign​ in Iowa is unofficially underway. The Texas senator and his lieutenants have been making calls to top Iowa activists and consultants for the past two weeks, multiple Republican sources told National Journal, hoping to lock down a state director for his White House campaign. Cruz has not yet made that critical hire, the sources said. But he's making other moves in this first nominating state. At the end of a fiery speech here Saturday to...
  • Watch: Livestream of Iowa Freedom Summit

    01/24/2015 6:50:22 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 225 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/24/2015
    Starting Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, the Iowa Freedom Summit will be livestreamed in its entirety. Speakers include: Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT), former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR), former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Steve King (R-IA), real estate mogul Donald Trump, former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina and many others.
  • Saudi King Abdullah Dies

    01/22/2015 3:27:53 PM PST · by 22202NOVA · 309 replies
    http://www.cnbc.com/id/102292477
  • House GOP leaders cave on abortion bill

    01/21/2015 8:02:28 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 168 replies
    CNN ^ | Jan 21 2015 | Deirdre Walsh
    Washington (CNN)Mark it down as a rare win for House GOP moderates. After scrambling into the evening on Wednesday, House Republican leaders decided to scrap a vote on a controversial anti-abortion measure scheduled to coincide with an annual gathering of anti-abortion advocates on Thursday because they couldn't round up enough support.
  • New GOP Border Security Bill Removes Border Fences

    01/21/2015 3:43:04 PM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 194 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/21/2015 | Neil Munro
    New GOP Border Security Bill Removes Border Fences The new border bills drafted by Republican leaders require the actual removal of at least 66 miles of weak border fencing between Mexico and the United States. The border bills also only require for the construction of 27 miles of effective double-layer fencing along the 2,000-mile border. “It is a remarkable that the direction of our progress is going backwards, from a goal of building 700 miles of double-layer border fencing [in 2006] to only 27 miles [in 2015],” said a Hill staffer who opposes the leaders’ bills. “Where the double-layer fence...
  • Obama State of the Union 2015 Text Transcript and Full Video

    01/20/2015 7:00:36 PM PST · by Star Traveler · 46 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | Tuesday, January 20, 2015 | Michelle A. Vu
    Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans: We are fifteen years into this new century. Fifteen years that dawned with terror touching our shores; that unfolded with a new generation fighting two long and costly wars; that saw a vicious recession spread across our nation and the world. It has been, and still is, a hard time for many. But tonight, we turn the page. Tonight, after a breakthrough year for America, our economy is growing and creating jobs at the fastest pace since 1999. Our unemployment rate is now lower than it was before the...
  • State of the Union Address Live Thread [9-11pm EST]

    01/20/2015 5:05:12 PM PST · by Repeal 16-17 · 1,101 replies
    January 20, 2015 | B. Hussein Obama
    Your comments regarding the State of the Union Address.
  • Obama to call on Congress to approve continued military action against Isis

    01/20/2015 4:20:00 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 45 replies
    UK Gaurdian ^ | 1-20-2015 | Dan Roberts
    Barack Obama is calling on Congress to authorise continued military action in the Middle East, following growing criticism that his existing air strikes in Iraq and Syria lacked the necessary legally underpinning. In excerpts from his sixth State of the Union speech released early by the White House, the president also suggests that the coalition fight against the Islamic State will continue for months if not years to come. “This effort will take time. It will require focus. But we will succeed,” he will say. “And tonight, I call on this Congress to show the world that we are united...
  • Iran and Hezbollah are planning 'imminent' joint invasion of Israel's northern Galilee region

    01/20/2015 3:45:31 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1-20-15 | Chris Pleasance
    d Hezbollah figures killed in an airstrike in Syria this weekend were likely planning an 'imminent' attack on Israel, security sources have claimed. Six Iranian army chiefs died alongside five Hezbollah militants after an Israeli helicopter fired rockets at a convoy in the Golan Heights region on Sunday. Among those killed was Iranian General Mohammed Allahdadi, as well as commander Abu Ali Tabatabai, who is known to have worked with both Hezbollah and Iran. Today Major General Eyal Ben Reuven, a former deputy head in the Israeli Defense Forces, accused the senior military figures of meeting to plot an attack...
  • Obama Invites Illegal To Be His Guest of Honor At State Of The Union

    01/20/2015 12:48:07 PM PST · by yoe · 125 replies
    Ana Zamora, who came to the United States illegally, is among the 22 people selected to sit with First Lady Michelle Obama at tonight’s State of the Union address. This is an honor bestowed on people who provide a human face for the liberal agenda that President Obama will lay out. Ana is the face of Obama’s executive amnesty, which conservative Republicans call an affront to the U.S. Constitution.
  • Rebels in Yemen have seized the presidential palace

    01/20/2015 6:59:27 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 132 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 1/20/15 | Bill Hemmer
    Breaking News: Rebels in Yemen have seized the presidential palace in the capital city of Sanaa, according to the army commander. http://fxn.ws/1C2Q7Fq For further developments on this story, stay tuned to Fox News Channel.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 18 January 2015

    01/18/2015 4:41:27 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 93 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 18 January 2015 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows January 18th, 2015 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Ben Cardin, D-Md.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Charlie Hebdo editor-in-chief Gerard Biard; White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer; Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Pfeiffer; Britain's prime minister, David Cameron; Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.THIS WEEK (ABC): Rob Wainwright, head of the police agency Europol; former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark.; Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sens. Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Chris Murphy, D-Conn.; Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah.
  • Holder limits seized-asset sharing process that split billions with local, state police

    01/16/2015 2:07:39 PM PST · by oblomov · 77 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 16 Jan 2015 | Robert O'Harrow Jr., Sari Horwitz and Steven Rich
    Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Friday barred local and state police from using federal law to seize cash, cars and other property without proving that a crime occurred. Holder’s action represents the most sweeping check on police power to confiscate personal property since the seizures began three decades ago as part of the war on drugs. Since 2008, thousands of local and state police agencies have made more than 55,000 seizures of cash and property worth $3 billion under a civil asset forfeiture program at the Justice Department called Equitable Sharing. The program has enabled local and state...
  • Supreme Court to Decide Whether Constitution Protects Same-Sex Marriage

    01/16/2015 1:19:49 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 165 replies
    WSJ ^ | January 16, 2015 | By JESS BRAVIN
    Decision Later This Year Could Extend Gay Marriage to All 50 States or Cloud Existing Unions WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court on Friday said it would decide whether the U.S. Constitution gives same-sex couples the right to marry, signaling what could be the final chapter of a push by advocates to extend gay unions nationwide. The court accepted challenges to same-sex marriage bans in four states—Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee—that a federal appeals court upheld in November 2014. The ruling by the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati departed from recent decisions by other appeals courts that found same-sex couples...
  • Courthouse packed as Texas judge reviews immigration lawsuit

    01/16/2015 5:05:20 AM PST · by Hostage · 14 replies
    San Antonio Express - News ^ | January 15, 2015 | Aaron Nelsen
    BROWNSVILLE — Saying South Texas is where the “rubber meets the road” on immigration issues, a federal judge used a folksy reference Thursday to note his court is the right place to decide whether to block President Barack Obama’s recent order protecting millions of immigrants from deportation. “Talking to anyone in Brownsville about immigration is like talking to Noah about the flood,” U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen quipped in the first of what could be many hearings before a lawsuit is settled over Obama’s action. Hanan, an appointee of former President George W. Bush, questioned both sides but gave no...
  • No Immediate Ruling on Blocking Obama Immigration Orders (January 30)

    01/15/2015 4:22:50 PM PST · by Hostage · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | JAN. 15, 201 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    BROWNSVILLE, Texas — A federal judge in South Texas on Thursday pushed an attorney representing the federal government to explain the legal authority behind President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration, which a coalition of 25 states has sued to try to stop. U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen heard arguments during a hearing on a request by the coalition for a preliminary injunction, which would put Obama's action on hold until the lawsuit makes its way through the courts. The first of Obama's orders is set to start accepting applications Feb. 18. While Hanen at times grilled U.S. Department of...
  • Mali-born Paris siege hero to receive French nationality

    01/15/2015 1:09:48 PM PST · by glorgau · 29 replies
    Agence France Presse (AFP) 9news.com.au ^ | 1:52am January 16, 2015 | Agence France Presse (AFP)
    <p>A Malian described as a "hero" after he helped hostages at a Jewish supermarket to hide during last week's Paris attacks will be awarded French nationality Tuesday, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said.</p> <p>Lassana Bathily, who has lived in France since 2006, had applied in July last year for French nationality, and Mr Cazeneuve, praising his "bravery", said in a statement he would be given it at a ceremony on Tuesday.</p>
  • 3 jihadists reportedly killed in counter-terrorism raid in Belgium

    01/15/2015 11:46:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/15/2015
    <p>At least 3 people were killed in an anti-terror raid in Belgium Thursday that one official confirmed was "jihadist related," and a man suspected of selling guns used in last week’s terror attacks in France was being detained in another part of the country, according to multiple reports.</p>
  • Ohio man arrested for alleged ISIS inspired attack on the U.S. Capitol

    01/14/2015 2:11:03 PM PST · by BlackAdderess · 56 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 14, 2015 | ABC NEWS
    The FBI has arrested an Ohio man for allegedly plotting an ISIS-inspired attack on the U.S. Capitol, where he hoped to set off a series of bombs aimed at lawmakers, whom he allegedly considered enemies. Christopher Lee Cornell, of Cincinnati...
  • 4 top Secret Service executives told to leave their posts in agency shake-up

    01/14/2015 1:10:00 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 129 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 14, 2015 | Carol D. Leonnig
    The Secret Service has decided to remove four of its most senior officials while a fifth has decided to retire, the biggest management shake-up at the troubled agency since its director resigned in October after a string of security lapses, according to people familiar with internal discussions. The departures would gut much of the Secret Service’s upper management, which has been criticized by lawmakers and administration officials in recent months for fostering a culture of distrust between agency leaders and its rank-and-file, and for making poor decisions that helped erode quality. Acting Director Joseph P. Clancy on Tuesday informed the...
  • Conservative Revolt Splits House GOP Group [new RSC!]

    01/13/2015 10:40:31 AM PST · by mrsmith · 102 replies
    National Journal ^ | January 13, 2015 | Daniel Newhauser
    ...The new group, which does not yet have a name, is being de-facto led by former RSC Chairman Jim Jordan, although the formal leadership structure could change. It will also include Rep. Mick Mulvaney, who lost an election to become the chairman last year, disappointing many conservatives. The other founders are Reps. Justin Amash, Ron DeSantis, John Fleming, Scott Garrett, Raul Labrador, Mark Meadows, and Matt Salmon. Most but not all of those members are expected to renounce their RSC memberships, along with other members who will join the group. Many of the members will meet Tuesday evening with Sen....
  • Pelosi nominates first Muslim to Intelligence committee.

    01/13/2015 9:04:51 AM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 75 replies
    Sheer enemy within insanity... http://www.politico.com/story/2015/01/andre-carson-muslim-intelligence-committee-114213.html
  • CAIR asks Fox News to drop Islamophobe commentators

    01/13/2015 6:11:31 AM PST · by Seattle Conservative · 162 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 13, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    How do you say ‘Chutzpah” in Arabic? For that’s the most appropriate word to describe a Hamas-linked organization designated by the United Arab Emirates as a terror organization telling an American news operation to stop talking about jihad. Recently, Sean Hannity’s outstanding frankness has been joined by Bill O’Reilly telling the truth on jihad. And throughout the day, FNC has featured knowledgeable commenters, in addition to CAIR apologists, in a “fair and balanced” presentation - -something CAIR does not want. More in post #1 below and here: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2015/01/cair_asks_fox_news_to_drop_islamophobe_commentators.html
  • L'Enfant Plaza Metro station closed, evacuated due to smoke (D.C.)

    01/12/2015 1:28:27 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 76 replies
    Fox5 ^ | 11-12-2015 | Fox5
    The L'Enfant Plaza Metro station has been evacuated due to smoke in the station. Metro says trains are bypassing the station and the station has been temporarily closed. Metro says the source of the smoke has not been determined and it has activated tunnel fans to ventilate the area.
  • US Central Command Twitter feed hacked by ISIS supporters

    01/12/2015 10:10:23 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 109 replies
    CNBC ^ | 1-12-2014 | Everett Rosenfeld
    The Twitter account for U.S. Central Command was apparently hacked on Monday, with pro-ISIS messages plastering the account's profile. The first message was posted at 12:29 p.m. ET, with the words "AMERICAN SOLDIERS, WE ARE COMING, WATCH YOUR BACK. ISIS." and the hashtag "#CyberCaliphate." The profile's image was replaced with a photo that includes the text "i love you isis." Just before 1 p.m. ET profile and banner images were reverted to their default
  • Court denies one same-sex marriage case (USSC refuses appeal of LA Gay marriage ban!)

    01/12/2015 7:57:47 AM PST · by icwhatudo · 25 replies
    SCOTUS blog ^ | January 12th, 2015 9:41 am | Lyle Denniston
    The Supreme Court, returning from its winter recess, decided on Monday not to take on a same-sex marriage case that remains under review in a federal appeals court, but otherwise took no action on that constitutional controversy. The Court made no comment as it turned down a plea by same-sex couples in Louisiana to review that state’s ban, which had been upheld by a federal trial judge in New Orleans (Robicheaux v. George).
  • Rally in Paris and Speeches by World Leaders

    01/11/2015 6:05:34 AM PST · by Seattle Conservative · 172 replies
    Fox News Channel | January 11, 2015 | self
    Fox News Channel is showing the huge rally in France. World leaders were shown boarding a bus to attend the rally. Apparently at least some of them will be giving speeches (hopefully, at least one of them will use the term RADICAL).
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 11 January 2015

    01/11/2015 4:56:00 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 211 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 11 January 2015 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows January 11th, 2015 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Gen. Martin Dempsey, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman; Sens. John Hoeven, R-N.D., and Chris Coons, D-Del.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Attorney General Eric Holder. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Holder; Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas; Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas.THIS WEEK (ABC): Holder; Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Holder; Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.
  • Arsonists attack office of German newspaper that printed Charlie Hebdo cartoons [Hamburg]

    01/11/2015 3:08:45 AM PST · by Lonely Bull · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11 January 2015 | Wills Robinson For Dailymail.com and Mark Duell for MailOnline
    The office of a German newspaper that printed Charlie Hebdo cartoons was the target of an arson attack early this morning. Vandals threw rocks at the headquarters of the Hamburg Morgenpost (MOPO), which reprinted cartoons from the satirical magazine at the centre of the terrorist attacks in Paris last week. Two men who were 'behaving suspiciously' in the area have been arrested by police and German state security have begun an investigation.
  • Dual hostage crisis ends: Charlie Hebdo suspects killed, 'several hostages freed at Paris market,'

    01/09/2015 8:41:26 AM PST · by Colofornian · 76 replies
    France24.com ^ | Jan. 9, 2015
    ...Police 'launch assault' where Charlie Hebdo suspects holed up, officials say
  • Explosions at building where 2 terror gunman are holed up

    01/09/2015 8:11:03 AM PST · by Kartographer · 162 replies
    AP ^ | 1/9/14 | LORI HINNANT and ELAINE GANLEY
    Explosions and gunshots rang out and smoke rose outside a building where two brothers suspected in a newspaper massacre are holed up with a hostage. Security forces had surrounded the building for most of the day Friday, cornering the suspects in the killings at the Charlie Hebdo newspaper in Paris this week. Police SWAT forces could be seen on the roof of the building THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE
  • 'At Least Six Hostages' In Paris Supermarket

    01/09/2015 7:17:06 AM PST · by mandaladon · 99 replies
    Sky News ^ | 9 Jan 2015
    Police tell French media the hostage takers are demanding freedom for the Charlie Hebdo killers, holed up in a separate siege. At least six people, including children, have been taken hostage at a kosher supermarket in Paris after a shootout, reports say. SWAT teams, dozens of police vans and emergency services rushed to the scene in the eastern part of the French capital, as helicopters hovered above. It is thought that two hostage takers might be inside the shop, and Israeli TV said a six-month old baby and the baby's mother are among those held captive. A police officer told...
  • Unemployment rate drops to 5.6% as economy creates 252,000 jobs

    01/09/2015 6:01:54 AM PST · by God luvs America · 80 replies
    The U.S. economy added 252,000 jobs in December, sending the unemployment rate down to 5.6%. The latest jobs numbers continue a streak of strong economic growth, which has seen the unemployment rate drop 0.2 points in the last two months alone.
  • Paris Charlie Hebdo attack: live

    01/09/2015 5:41:35 AM PST · by wtd · 55 replies
    UK The Telegraph (live) ^ | 1:07PM GMT 09 Jan 2015 | By Andrew Marszal, and Barney Henderson
    Paris Charlie Hebdo attack: liveTerrorists take hostage 'and kill two people' as police surround 'war zone' industrial complex in Dammartin, while in Paris gunman takes hostages at Jewish kosher grocery - latest updates Suspects 'take hostage in industrial complex NE of Paris' • Reportedly tell negotiatiors: 'We want to die as martyrs' • Inside Charlie Hebdo attack: 'We all thought it was a joke' • Al-Qaeda plotting attack on Britain • Gunmen take hostage as police close in, in pictures • Said and Cherif Kouachi: the two brothers Latest 13.36 Boumeddiene is apparently the girlfriend of Coulibaly. 13.32 The...
  • Another terrorist shooting in France.

    01/09/2015 4:39:38 AM PST · by Duke of Milan · 81 replies
    skynews ^ | 01/09/2015 | SkyNews
    SkyNews reports another shooting and hostage situation in France.
  • France Terror: 'Hostages Taken' In Car Chase

    01/09/2015 12:57:43 AM PST · by radu · 424 replies
    Sky News ^ | Jan. 9, 2015 | Sky News
    The two men suspected of attacking a newspaper in Paris have stolen a car and reportedly have several hostages. A car chase is under way on the N2 motorway, and police sources say shots have been fired. The car is now on the outskirts of Paris - close to Charles de Gaulle airport - and several helicopters are reportedly hovering overhead. Sky's Ian Woods says the police focus now appears to have turned to an industrial building near to the airport. Two people with gunshot wounds have been taken to hospital in Meaux.
  • Obama Admin. Unleashes 300 Regulations In The First Week Of 2015

    01/08/2015 11:23:50 AM PST · by illiac · 52 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/8/15 | Michael Bastasch
    This year is already seeing a wave of new regulations being published in the Federal Register as the Obama administration unveils 300 new rules in the first seven days of 2015, according to federal data. Federal agencies have published 300 final rules, proposals for new rules and regulatory notices in the seven days since the new year began, according to the website Regulations.gov. The bulk of these new regulations are notices, which can lead to rulemakings, meetings and other government activities. Rules having to do with energy, environment, public lands and agriculture make up the largest share of new regulations....
  • Sen. Barbara Boxer won't run for re-election

    01/08/2015 8:37:00 AM PST · by illiac · 134 replies
    MarketPulse ^ | 1/8/15 | Robert Schroeder
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Sen. Barbara Boxer, a California Democrat, announced Thursday she will not run for re-election in 2016.
  • After Charlie Hebdo attack, U.S. Catholic group says cartoonists ‘provoked’ slaughter

    01/08/2015 7:43:14 AM PST · by Kevin C · 319 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/7/2015 | Ishaan Tharoor
    In the aftermath of the deadly assault on the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical newspaper, much of the world has rallied in solidarity with the publication, its irreverent cartoonists and their right to free speech. But not everyone is so supportive. Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, a U.S. organization that "defends the rights of Catholics," issued a statement titled "Muslims are right to be angry." In it, Donohue criticized the publication's history of offending the world's religiously devout, including non-Muslims. The murdered Charlie Hebdo editor Stephane Charbonnier "didn’t understand the role he played in his [own]...