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  • No Shutdown For Now: Congress Passes Week-Long Homeland Security Patch

    02/27/2015 7:10:28 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 27 replies
    NBC News ^ | 27 Feb 2015 | BY CARRIE DANN, ALEX MOE, FRANK THORP V AND LUKE RUSSERT
    Congress has narrowly averted a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security for one week, setting up another funding showdown for next Friday. Hours before a midnight deadline, the House easily approved a one-week extension of the funding. It required two-thirds of members' support to pass. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi reversed course later Friday night, instructing House Democrats to back the one-week measure.
  • Breaking: House Votes Down DHS Spending Bill

    02/27/2015 2:27:56 PM PST · by NRx · 99 replies
    CNN ^ | 27 Feb 2015 | CNN
    Breaking: They voted it down
  • House clears way for short-term Homeland Security bill

    02/27/2015 12:52:30 PM PST · by dware · 39 replies
    KJCT8 ^ | 02.27.2015 | AP via KJTC8
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has cleared the way for passage of a short-term bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security and avert a partial agency shutdown. The vote was 240-183, and it came just hours ahead of a midnight deadline to fund the agency.
  • Leonard Nimoy dead at 83: ‘Star Trek’ star lived long and prospered

    02/27/2015 9:25:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 188 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 02/27/2015 | BY DAVID HINCKLEY
    Leonard Nimoy, who lived long and prospered, died Friday at his Los Angeles home. The creator of Mr. Spock, television’s most beloved pointy-eared half-Vulcan, was 83 and had suffered for several years from chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), which makes it difficult to breathe. “I quit smoking 30 yrs ago,” he tweeted last week. “Not soon enough. I have COPD. Grandpa says, quit now!! LLAP.” “LLAP” was Spock’s best-known catch phrase: Live long and prosper. To many of his fans, Leonard Nimoy was a one-hit wonder. One hit that lasted half a century. Nimoy created the beloved Mr. Spock in...
  • Senate passes DHS funding bill 68-31 with no immigration restrictions

    02/27/2015 8:36:09 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 121 replies
    twitter ^ | 02/27/2015 | Frank Thorp
    Senate PASSES 'clean' bill funding DHS through end of Sept w/o immig riders, 68-31. Bill now goes to the House where its fate is uncertain.
  • Please keep those donations coming in, folks. We're almost there!! [FReepathon LVIII]

    02/27/2015 8:30:36 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 287 replies
    Woo hoo!! Please keep those donations coming in, folks. Let's git 'er done!! 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. No commercial ads. No annoying pop-ups. No ad tracking. No mail campaigns. No spam. Definitely no government subsidies or tax breaks. We are self-funded, fiercely independent and enjoy our freedom to speak plainly in the support of God, family, country, liberty!! But we cannot exist without you. Every donation counts no matter...
  • Report: 9 found dead at multiple sites in Missouri

    02/27/2015 6:24:23 AM PST · by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard · 79 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/27/2015 | Jason Hanna, CNN
    (CNN)Nine people are dead after shootings in south-central Missouri, the Houston Herald newspaper in Missouri reported Friday morning, citing a sheriff there. There are multiple crime scenes, including four in the Texas County community of Tyrone, county Sheriff James Sigman told the Herald. The Missouri State Highway Patrol is expected to hold a news conference about the deaths at about 9 a.m. CT (10 a.m. ET) Friday, CNN affiliate KYTV reported. Tyrone is about 135 miles (84 kilometers) southwest of St. Louis.
  • Landmark Internet rules approved

    02/26/2015 10:08:14 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 260 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/26/2015 | Julian Hattem
    Federal regulators voted Thursday to impose sweeping net neutrality rules that supporters say are critical to protecting the freedom of the Internet. In a party-line 3-2 vote, the Federal Communications Commission moved to embrace an approach advocated by President Obama to treat the Web like a utility in order to prevent major companies such as Comcast or Verizon from slowing, blocking or creating “toll roads” for people’s access to the Internet. "We cannot have gatekeepers who tell us what we can and cannot do and where we can and cannot go online," said Jessica Rosenworcel, one of the FCC's three...
  • Senate Panel Backs Loretta Lynch as Attorney General

    02/26/2015 9:13:15 AM PST · by newgeezer · 73 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb. 26, 2015 11:55 a.m. ET | Andrew Grossman
    WASHINGTON—The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to move Loretta Lynch, President Barack Obama ’s nominee for attorney general, to the Senate floor for a final confirmation vote. The committee approved the nomination of Ms. Lynch, currently Brooklyn’s U.S. Attorney, by a vote of 12 to 8. Republican Sens. Jeff Flake of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Orrin Hatch of Utah joined all of the committee’s Democrats in voting yes. Ms. Lynch has so far generated little animosity from Republican senators, even those who ended up voting against her. Many praised her work as a prosecutor and some said...
  • 'American Sniper' Trial: Verdict Reached in Double Murder Case [GUILTY!]

    02/24/2015 7:20:49 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 88 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb 24, 2015, 10:07 PM ET | MEGHAN KENEALLY
    A Texas jury has reached a verdict at the trial of a former Marine accused of murdering famed Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and Kyle's friend Chad Littlefield. The verdict, which has not yet been revealed, will be read this evening. Eddie Ray Routh has been on trial for the February 2013 murders of Kyle and Littlefield at a Texas gun range.
  • Judge delays Feds’ Immigration Emergency Stay Motion to next week

    02/24/2015 3:33:59 PM PST · by Perdogg · 52 replies
    Yesterday the U.S. government filed an Emergency motion to stay the U.S. District Court’s temporary injunction putting Obama’s immigration executive action on hold. In its Emergency Motion, the Feds threatened that if U.S. District Court Judge Andrew S. Hanen did not grant the stay by the close of business on Wednesday, February 25, the Feds would seek an emergency stay from the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • President Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline

    02/24/2015 12:38:37 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 113 replies
    Verge ^ | 2-24-2015 | Kwame Opam
    Nearly two weeks after Congress approved the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, President Obama has officially vetoed the bill calling for its construction. The decision follows a clear statement from the White House last month saying the president would not sign the bill into law if Congress, currently controlled by Republican lawmakers, passed it.
  • DOJ to Announce No Charges in Trayvon Martin's Death

    02/24/2015 9:59:18 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 91 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | 2/24/15
    ....ABC News has learned Martin’s family will soon be notified that the Justice Department will not be filing charges against George Zimmerman, who shot the 17-year-old after a confrontation in 2012. Thursday marks three years to the day since Martin was killed. Federal prosecutors concluded there is not sufficient evidence to prove Zimmerman, a neighborhood watchman in Sanford, Fla., intentionally violated Martin’s civil rights, sources told ABC News.
  • 30 injured, 2 critical, in Southern California commuter train collision with truck

    02/24/2015 8:14:41 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 24, 2015 | Fox News
    At least 30 people were injured, including two critically, Tuesday morning when a Metrolink commuter train collided with a tractor-trailer truck on the tracks in Ventura County, northwest of Los Angeles. Oxnard police Sgt. Denise Shadinger said the crash was reported at 5:44 a.m. Shadinger said the truck became fully engulfed in flames. Authorities are describing the scene as a multi-casualty incident. Details of the injuries were not immediately clear.
  • US seeks stay of ruling on Obama immigration action

    02/23/2015 11:12:25 AM PST · by gwjack · 60 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 2/23/15 | Foxnews.com
    The U.S. government asked a federal judge Monday to lift a temporary hold on President Obama’s executive action to protect millions of immigrants from deportation, Fox News has confirmed. Justice Department lawyers requested a “stay” to delay a federal judge’s decision to block Obama’s immigration order, which legally allows 5 million immigrants to stay in the countRy. More at link. . .
  • Phased US-Iran nuclear deal taking shape

    02/23/2015 11:03:44 AM PST · by Mariner · 71 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 23rd, 2015 | By BRADLEY KLAPPER and GEORGE JAHN
    GENEVA (AP) — The United States and Iran are working on a two-phase deal that clamps down on Tehran's nuclear program for at least a decade before providing it leeway over the remainder of the agreement to slowly ramp up activities that could be used to make weapons.
  • ISIS recruits children to perform beheadings, shoot rifles, carry out terrorist attacks

    02/23/2015 8:00:59 AM PST · by Baynative · 24 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 8/29/14 | Deborah Hastings
    Video postings from the terror group show little boys firing weapons. Kids tell of being forced to watch decapitations and stonings, according to a report.
  • Homeland Security Chief Urges Caution After Threat to Mall of America

    02/22/2015 1:58:57 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 149 replies
    New York Times ^ | Feb. 22, 2015 | By MARK LANDLER
    WASHINGTON — The nation’s top homeland security official urged shoppers on Sunday to be “particularly careful” in visiting the Mall of America, a sprawling shopping center outside Minneapolis, after it was targeted for a terrorist attack in a video posted by a radical Islamist group. “If anyone is planning to go to the Mall of America today, they’ve got to be particularly careful,” the official, Jeh C. Johnson, the secretary of Homeland Security, said on CNN.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 22 February 2015

    02/22/2015 4:56:50 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 105 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 22 February 2015 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows February 22nd, 2015 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson; Gov. Mike Pence, R-Ind.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Johnson; Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund; Rep. Charles Dent, R-Pa.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Johnson; Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas.THIS WEEK (ABC): Johnson; Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Johnson; Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio.
  • Turkey enters Syria to evacuate Suleyman Shah tomb

    02/22/2015 1:10:13 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 51 replies
    BBC ^ | 2-22-2015 | BBC
    Hundreds of Turkish troops in armoured vehicles have entered into northern Syria and evacuated a historic Ottoman tomb and the soldiers guarding it. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said the remains of Suleyman Shah would be moved elsewhere in Syria. He said troops had destroyed the tomb's complex, apparently to prevent it from being used by Islamic State (IS) militants. Turkey considers the shrine be to sovereign territory. Suleyman Shah was grandfather of the founder of the Ottoman empire, Osman the first. SNIP-- The operation began on Saturday at about 21:00 local time (19:00 GMT) and ended on Sunday morning. A...
  • Armed (and under-employed) groups raid South Sudan school, abduct 89 children, U.N. says

    02/21/2015 11:56:20 AM PST · by Mean Daddy · 59 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb. 21, 2015 | Faith Karimi
    (CNN)Armed groups raided a South Sudanese school and seized 89 children who were taking their exams, the United Nations said Saturday. It pointed out that boys were among those taken. The abduction occurred near Malakal, where thousands of people have taken refuge following months of violence in the nation. Kidnappers gathered around a community and conducted house-to-house searches, according to the U.N. children's agency. It said boys over age 12 were taken away by force. U.N. officials warned the abductors that they're violating international law. "The recruitment and use of children by armed forces destroys families and communities," said Jonathan...
  • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott: ‘Federal Judge Just Granted My Request to Halt Obama’s Executive Amnesty

    02/16/2015 8:51:16 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 268 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 2/16/2015 | Jason Howerton
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced on Monday night that a federal judge has “granted” his request to “halt” President Barack Obama’s “Executive Amnesty Order” across the country. Abbott didn’t immediately offer any other details, but promised for information later. BREAKING: Federal Judge just granted my request to halt Obama's Executive Amnesty Order Nationwide. More later. #txlege #tcot @TexasGOP — Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) February 17, 2015
  • 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake off Japan

    02/16/2015 3:17:06 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 50 replies
    Weather Channel Twitter ^ | 02/16/2015 | n/a
    BREAKING: Preliminary M7.0 earthquake off the east coast of Japan at 6:06pm US EST. Monitoring for any tsunami concerns.
  • DOD Report Details Israel's Quest for Hydrogen Bomb (Obama releases intel on Israeli nuke program)

    02/16/2015 1:08:22 AM PST · by fso301 · 171 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | Feb 12, 2015 | JANET MCMAHON
    In the midst of controversy over the Israeli prime minister's plans to address Congress next month, a researcher has won the release of a decades-old Defense Department report detailing the U.S. government's extensive help to Israel in that nation's development of a nuclear bomb. "I am struck by the degree of cooperation on specialized war making devices between Israel and the US," said Roger Mattson, a former memer of the Atomic Energy Commission technical staff. The 1987 report, "Critical Technology Assessment in Israel and NATO Nations," compares the key Israeli facilities developing nuclear weapons to Los Alamos and Oak Ridge...
  • Egypt 'bombs IS [ISIS] in Libya' after beheadings video

    02/15/2015 10:37:51 PM PST · by Eurotwit · 146 replies
    BBC ^ | 16 February 2015 Last updated at 06:34 GMT | BBC
    Egypt says it has bombed Islamic State targets in Libya, hours after the group published video showing the apparent beheadings of 21 Egyptian Christians. State TV said the dawn strikes had targeted camps, training sites and weapons storage areas. Earlier, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Egypt had the "right to respond" against IS. A video emerged on Sunday showing a group wearing orange overalls being forced to the ground and decapitated. IS militants claim to have carried out several attacks in Libya, which is in effect without a government. "Egypt reserves the right to respond at the proper time and...
  • Netanyahu urges Jews to move to Israel after Copenhagen attacks

    02/15/2015 6:23:05 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 127 replies
    AFP ^ | February 15, 2015 | No Attribution
    - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday urged European Jews to move to Israel after a Jewish man was killed in an attack outside Copenhagen's main synagogue. R
  • ISIS releases video claiming beheadings of Egyptian Coptic Christians

    02/15/2015 3:44:18 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 83 replies
    CNN ^ | Sun February 15, 2015 | CNN Staff
    CNN) - In a new propaganda video released Sunday by ISIS, the group claims to have beheaded over a dozen members of Egypt's Coptic Christian minority on a Libyan beach. The video shows an apparent mass execution with jihadists in black standing behind each of the victims, who are all are dressed in orange jumpsuits with their hands cuffed behind them. The five-minute video, released by the terror group's propaganda wing al-Hayat Media, includes a masked English-speaking jihadi who says, "The sea you have hidden Sheikh Osama bin Laden's body in, we swear to Allah, we will mix it with...
  • ISIS close to overrunning strategic Anbar town: sources

    02/15/2015 4:26:11 AM PST · by piasa · 33 replies
    Asharq al-Awsat ^ | Saturday February 14, 2015 | Manaf Al-Obaidi
    Anbar, Asharq Al-Awsat—Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters have now taken control of large parts of the strategic Anbar town of Al-Baghdadi—55 miles west of the provincial capital Ramadi—amid fears that the jihadist group is seeking to overrun the nearby Ain Al-Assad airbase where US troops are training local forces. Fierce fighting between local tribal forces and ISIS broke out in the western Iraqi town over the past 48 hours, with ISIS quickly overrunning a number of Al-Baghdadi districts. ISIS simultaneously attacked the nearby Ain Al-Assad airbase. Around 25 ISIS militants carried out the attack, led by several...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 15 February 2015

    02/15/2015 4:21:46 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 147 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 15 February 2015 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows February 15th, 2015 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio.; Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): FACE THE NATION (CBS): White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn.; Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga.THIS WEEK (ABC): Reps. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., and Adam Schiff, D-Calif.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.
  • CIA HEADQUARTERS IN LANGLEY REPORTEDLY ON LOCKDOWN

    02/15/2015 12:37:05 AM PST · by lowbridge · 120 replies
    breitbart ^ | february 14, 2015
    According to accounts from a McLean, Virginia resident, the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia are on lockdown for an unknown reason. Photos provided to Breitbart News show the entrance from the road barred and police tape around the perimeter. Patrol cars were reportedly on hand as well. The local resident also stated that the rear entrance to the facility was also blocked.
  • ACTIVE SHOOTING IN COPENHAGEN (2nd Today: at a synagogue)

    02/14/2015 4:31:56 PM PST · by Viennacon · 115 replies
    Fox ^ | 2/14/2015 | Me
    Fox reporting now.... 3 people shot
  • Subpoenas arrive as Oregon governor announces departure

    02/14/2015 12:39:46 PM PST · by CMB_polarization · 38 replies
    The Coos Bay World ^ | 14 Feb. 2015 | JONATHAN J. COOPER
    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Just hours after Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber announced his decision to resign, a subpoena arrived in a state office building confirming that federal agents are looking into the influence-peddling scandal that led to the abrupt end of a four-decade political career. The Democratic governor gave in to mounting pressure Friday, abandoning his office amid suspicions that his live-in fiancée used her relationship with him to land contracts for her green-energy consulting business. His resignation, which takes effect Wednesday, cleared the way for Secretary of State Kate Brown to assume Oregon's highest office and become the nation's...
  • 1 Dead in Copenhagen Cafe Shooting in 'Likely' Terror Attack

    02/14/2015 8:29:54 AM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 107 replies
    ABC ^ | COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Feb 14, 2015, 3:04 PM ET | By JAN M. OLSEN Associated Press
  • ACTION: Contact your Senators urging them to cosponsor S. 477 to kill Obama's Operation Choke Point

    02/13/2015 1:18:49 PM PST · by forty_years · 36 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | Friday, 13 February 2015 | Gun Owners of America
    ACTION: Contact your Senators and urge them to cosponsor S. 477, the Firearms Manufacturers and Dealers Protection Act of 2015. Operation Choke Point a Threat to the Second Amendment About a year ago, the Second Amendment community was rocked by news that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) had teamed up with Attorney General Eric Holder to utterly destroy firearms manufacturers and dealers by cutting off all credit and banking relationships with them.For its part, the FDIC categorized gun and ammunition sales as a "high-risk business," lumping it in with drug dealers, pornographers, and Ponzi scheme operators -- all of...
  • Alabama Judges' Stand Against Gay Marriage Crumbles

    02/13/2015 12:46:09 PM PST · by Lurking Libertarian · 97 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 13, 2015 | KIM CHANDLER
    Gays and lesbians could get licenses to marry in more than half of Alabama's counties Friday after a federal judge affirmed her ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban. More than a dozen counties reversed course Friday and began issuing the licenses to same-sex couples in the wake Thursday's strongly worded order from U.S. District Judge Callie Granade. By mid-day Friday, at least 35 of the state's 67 counties were complying.
  • Federal subpoena seeks Oregon state records concerning Gov. John Kitzhaber[Reisgns/Ethics Probs]

    02/13/2015 12:27:07 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 46 replies
    LA Times ^ | Feb 13, 2015 | Maria L. La Ganga and Nigel Duara
    <p>Gov. John Kitzhaber announced his resignation Friday, ending weeks of speculation about whether he could lead Oregon with the cloud of at least two investigations into possible ethical breaches hanging over his head.</p> <p>The embattled governor faces allegations that his fiancee used their relationship to win contracts for her consulting business and failed to report income on her taxes. The state’s two top legislative leaders and the state treasurer -- all Democrats, as is the 67-year-old governor -- had called on Kitzhaber on Thursday to resign. Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, fiancee provide new green energy scandal Caption Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, fiancee provide new green energy scandal Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, fiancee provide new green energy scandal Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, fiancee provide new green energy scandal After rumors swirl. Gov. Kitzhaber says he's not resigning After rumors swirl. Gov. Kitzhaber says he's not resigning Oregon governor insists he won't resign Oregon governor insists he won't resign Oregon sec. of state 'headed to the capitol to do some work' Oregon sec. of state 'headed to the capitol to do some work'</p>
  • BREAKING: Ala. County Must Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

    02/12/2015 2:16:21 PM PST · by Lurking Libertarian · 147 replies
    Law 360 ^ | February 12, 2015 | Jeff Overley
    An Alabama federal judge on Thursday ordered the state’s second-largest county to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, paving the way for other holdout parts of the state to fall in line. The ruling from U.S. District Judge Callie V.S. Granade was directed at Don Davis, probate judge of Mobile County, the most populous of several dozen Alabama counties that had not complied with a same-sex marriage ruling that took effect on Monday. Granade’s decision may convince other probate judges to no longer heed an order from Alabama Chief Justice Roy S. Moore to continue refusing to issue same-sex...
  • Breaking: Ashton Carter confirmed as new Sec of Def (93-5)

    02/12/2015 12:19:07 PM PST · by GIdget2004 · 64 replies
    Twitter ^ | 02/12/2015 | Mike Memoli
    5 Senators who voted against confirmation of Ashton Carter as new Defense Secretary: Sen. Roy Blunt, R- Mo.; Sen. John Boozman, R- Ark.; Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho; Sen. Mark Kirk, R- Ill.; Sen. James Risch, R-Idaho
  • CBS News correspondent Bob Simon, 1941-2015

    02/11/2015 6:46:49 PM PST · by bryan999 · 93 replies
    NEW YORK -- Bob Simon, the longtime "60 Minutes" correspondent and legendary CBS News foreign reporter died suddenly tonight in a car accident in New York City. The award-winning newsman was 73. Simon's career spanned five decades, from covering the war in Vietnam to a piece on "60 Minutes" this past weekend on the Academy Award-nominated film "Selma." This is a developing story.
  • Obama asks Congress to authorize U.S. war on Islamic State

    02/11/2015 12:01:54 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 109 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 11, 2015 | BY PATRICIA ZENGERLE
    (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama asked Congress on Wednesday to authorize military force against Islamic State that would bar any large-scale invasion by U.S. ground troops and limit operations to three years. Republicans, who control Congress, put up swift resistance to the proposal. They say Obama's foreign policy is too passive and want stronger measures against the militants, also known as ISIL. With Obama's fellow Democrats wary of another Middle East war, it could be difficult for the White House to win enough support to pass the bill, even though six months have passed since the military campaign began....
  • Jeb Bush dumps emails, home addresses, and social security numbers of Florida residents online

    02/10/2015 2:29:32 PM PST · by maggief · 198 replies
    The Verge ^ | February 10, 2015 | T.C. Sottek
    Jeb Bush, a rumored 2016 Republican presidential candidate, just decided to publish hundreds of thousands of emails sent to him during his time as governor of Florida. On its face it seems like a great idea in the name of transparency, but there's one huge problem: neither Bush nor those who facilitated the publication of the records, including the state government, decided to redact potentially sensitive personal information from them. "In the spirit of transparency, I am posting the emails of my governorship here," a note on Bush's website says. "Some are funny; some are serious; some I wrote in...
  • Family of US aid worker, ISIS captive Kayla Mueller confirms her death

    02/10/2015 8:56:52 AM PST · by servo1969 · 72 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 2-10-2015 | FoxNews.com
    DEVELOPING: The parents of Kayla Mueller, the Arizona woman who was taken hostage by ISIS in August 2013, confirmed Tuesday their daughter died while in the hands of the terror group. "We are heartbroken to share that we've received confirmation that Kayla Jean Mueller has lost her life," Carl and Marsha Mueller, of Prescott, Ariz., said in a statement. "Kayla was a compassionate and devoted humanitarian. She dedicated the whole of her young life to helping those in need of freedom, justice, and peace." The family received information from their daughter's ISIS captors over the weekend that was authenticated, according...
  • Republican FCC Member Warns Net Neutrality Is Not Neutral

    02/09/2015 4:46:12 PM PST · by Crazieman · 60 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 2/9/2015 | Chriss W Street
    Ajit Pai, the sole Republican Commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), inferred in a Tweet that President Barack Obama’s secret, 332-page “Net Neutrality” document is a scheme for federal micro-managing of the Internet to extract billions in new taxes from consumers and again enforce progressives’ idea of honest, equitable, and balanced content fairness.
  • Supreme Court won't stop gay marriages from starting in Alabama

    02/09/2015 6:49:01 AM PST · by alancarp · 163 replies
    FOXNEWS.COM ^ | 2/9/2015 | AP
    Link only, due to AP source.
  • After Announcing Netanyahu Boycott, VP Biden & Kerry Meet With Herzog (Major Bibi Opponent)

    02/08/2015 2:30:32 PM PST · by xzins · 93 replies
    JP Updates ^ | 8 Feb 15 | Jacob Kornbluh
    After announcing he will be skipping Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu”s speech to Congress for a trip abroad, US Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry both met on Saturday with Labor leader Isaac Herzog on the sidelines of a security conference in Munich, Germany. The two sides insisted that the meetings were informal. But it reportedly revolved around security matters and the Zionist Union’s defense strategy, Israeli media reported. On Friday, Biden announced he’ll miss Netanyahu’s speech to Congress due to a pre-scheduled overseas trip, yet unnamed. Both Kerry and President Barack Obama said last month...
  • Attack at Coast Guard Station in Grand Haven (Michigan)

    02/08/2015 7:19:53 AM PST · by cripplecreek · 62 replies
    Wood TV ^ | February 8, 2015 | By 24 Hour News 8 Web Staff
    GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WOOD)– Officers from the Grand Haven Department of Public Safety are investigating after a man crashed his truck through the Coast Guard Station Gate and assaulted U.S. Coast Guard personnel. This happened just after 6:00 a.m. Sunday. According to officials, the suspect broke into the station and threatened he had an explosive device in his truck. Authorities say all U.S. Coast Guard personnel are safe. At this time, Harbor Drive and the boardwalk are closed until further notice. Residents of Sand Piper Condos are advised to shelter in place. If you live there, stay in your residence...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 8 February 2015

    02/08/2015 4:46:04 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 145 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 8 February 2015 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows February 8th, 2015 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Secretary of State John Kerry; Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas; Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. THIS WEEK (ABC): Retired Gen. John Allen, President Barack Obama's special envoy for the coalition opposing the Islamic State group; Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., and his wife, Karen.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN):...
  • Brian Williams Stepping Away From NBC Nightly News Amid Scandal

    Brian Williams is stepping away from NBC Nightly News for several days. The anchor sent a note to the show's staff, announcing that Lester Holt is replacing him this week. The news comes as the anchor is embroiled in a scandal surrounding his story about being a passenger in a helicopter that took fire in the Iraq War. Williams' message can be seen, below. "In the midst of a career spent covering and consuming news, it has become painfully apparent to me that I am presently too much a part of the news, due to my actions. "As Managing Editor...
  • Jordan planes strike Islamic State after pilot murder

    02/05/2015 6:07:40 AM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 99 replies
    February 05th 2015 ^ | February 05th 2015 | i24news
    Jordan said Thursday it had launched air strikes against the Islamic State group, after vowing a harsh response to the burning alive of one of its fighter pilots. "The Jordanian air force launched raids against positions of the Islamic State group," said a government official, who did not want to be named. Meanwhile the gruesome death of Moaz al-Kasasbeh drew a torrent of condemnation across the world. Hashtags to express grief over Kasasbeh's death have taken over Twitter only hours after the news broke out on Tuesday, Al Arabiya News reported Wednesday.
  • Massive Data Breach At Health Insurer Anthem Reveals Social Security Numbers And More

    02/05/2015 5:38:51 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 53 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2-5-15
    Today, Anthem Inc., the second largest health insurer in America revealed that hackers broke into the company’s servers and stole social security numbers and other personal information. This is a massive data breach with the potential to expose the information of nearly 80 million Anthem customers and has the potential to be the largest health care related data breach in history. The company notes that accounts associated with Anthem Blue Cross, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia, Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Amerigroup, Caremore, Unicare, Healthlink, and DeCare were all part of...