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  • Trey Gowdy: Hillary Clinton wiped her server clean

    03/27/2015 3:52:58 PM PDT · by detective · 218 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/26/2015 | Lauren French
    Hillary Clinton did not hand over new documents to the House panel investigating Benghazi and wiped her server clean of past emails, the committee’s chairman said in a statement Friday. Clinton did not provide correspondence or emails to the Select Committee on Benghazi, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), said, even though the former secretary of state was under a subpoena, issued early this month, for all correspondence from Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state that focused on Libya and Benghazi.
  • WATCH: CRUZ AND BREITBART’S MARLOW HEADLINE YAF CONFERENCE FROM NH

    03/27/2015 4:36:06 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 27, 2015 | Breitbart TV
    Young America’s Foundation (YAF) will welcome Senator Ted Cruz, Breitbart’s Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow, John Stossel, Katie Pavlich, and hundreds of students to New Hampshire for the first Freedom Conference of 2015. High school and college students will travel to Nashua, New Hampshire, on March 27 and 28 for inspiration, camaraderie, and training on how to take the ideas of individual freedom, free markets, and strong national defense to schools across the country. Students from as far away as California, North Carolina, Florida, and Texas will be attending this event. Many in the Conservative Movement suggest that we need to chase...
  • Statement Regarding Subpoena Compliance and Server...by Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

    03/27/2015 3:27:27 PM PDT · by kristinn · 65 replies
    House Select Committee on Benghazi ^ | Friday, March 27, 2015 | Rep. Trey Gowdy
    Statement Regarding Subpoena Compliance and Server Determination by Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton March 27, 2015 Press Release Washington, DC—Select Committee on Benghazi Chairman Trey Gowdy today issued the following statement regarding former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s response to the committee’s subpoena. She failed to produce a single new document and refused to relinquish her server to a neutral, detached third party for an independent review of potential public records: “After seeking and receiving a two week extension from the Committee, Secretary Clinton failed to provide a single new document to the subpoena issued by the Committee and...
  • Amanda Knox Case: Italian Court Overturns Murder Conviction

    03/27/2015 2:52:26 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 143 replies
    WWW.NBCNEWS.COM ^ | 3/27/2015
    The highest court in Italy on Friday has overturned the murder convictions of Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend in the sensational 2007 stabbing death of her British roommate. The ruling was the latest turn in an odyssey of international justice for Knox, who spent four years in an Italian jail after the killing. She has returned to the United States and vowed not to return to Italy. She and the ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, were convicted in 2009, then acquitted and freed in 2011. An appeals court overturned the acquittals and ordered a new trial, and they were convicted again last...
  • U.S. Caves to Key Iranian Demands as Nuke Deal Comes Together

    03/27/2015 10:23:26 AM PDT · by illiac · 62 replies
    Washngton Beacon ^ | 3/27/15 | Adam Kredo
    LAUSSANE, Switzerland—The Obama administration is giving in to Iranian demands about the scope of its nuclear program as negotiators work to finalize a framework agreement in the coming days, according to sources familiar with the administration’s position in the negotiations. U.S. negotiators are said to have given up ground on demands that Iran be forced to disclose the full range of its nuclear activities at the outset of a nuclear deal, a concession experts say would gut the verification the Obama administration has vowed would stand as the crux of a deal with Iran. Until recently, the Obama administration had...
  • Harry Reid Says He Won’t Seek Re-Election

    03/27/2015 4:54:06 AM PDT · by kingattax · 174 replies
    NY Times ^ | MARCH 27, 2015 | By CARL HULSE
    WASHINGTON — Senator Harry Reid, the tough tactician who has led Senate Democrats since 2005, will not seek re-election next year, bringing an end to a three-decade congressional career that culminated with his push of President Obama’s ambitious agenda against fierce Republican resistance. Mr. Reid, 75, who suffered serious eye and facial injuries in a Jan. 1 exercise accident at his Las Vegas home, said he had been contemplating retiring from the Senate for months. He said his decision was not attributable either to the accident or to his demotion to minority leader after Democrats lost the majority in November’s...
  • US Declassifies Document Revealing Israel's Nuclear Program

    03/27/2015 12:37:34 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 53 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 3/25/2015, 8:00 PM | Ari Yashar, Matt Wanderman
    In a development that has largely been missed by mainstream media, the Pentagon early last month quietly declassified a Department of Defense top-secret document detailing Israel's nuclear program, a highly covert topic that Israel has never formally announced to avoid a regional nuclear arms race, and which the US until now has respected by remaining silent. But by publishing the declassified document from 1987, the US reportedly breached the silent agreement to keep quiet on Israel's nuclear powers for the first time ever, detailing the nuclear program in great depth. The timing of the revelation is highly suspect, given that...
  • U.S. Begins Airstrikes in Support of Effort to Liberate Tikrit From Islamic State

    03/26/2015 8:14:51 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 34 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 25 March 2015 | Elias Groll
    On Wednesday, after entirely sitting out the three-week offensive, U.S. forces began carrying out airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Tikrit at the request of the Iraqi government, according to Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren.
  • Germanwings Co-Pilot Deliberately Crashed Plane, Says Prosecutor

    03/26/2015 5:21:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 382 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 26, 2015 | Robert Wall and Inti Landauro
    The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 appears to have deliberately crashed the plane after he was left alone in the cockpit, according to a French prosecutor. The captain was intentionally locked outside minutes before the A320 crashed into an alpine mountain ridge, French Prosecutor Brice Robin said Thursday. Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, a 28-year-old German national, was silent throughout the plane’s descent and was alive at the point of impact, according to the prosecutor. Mr. Robin’s conclusions are drawn from the plane’s cockpit voice recorder, recovered at the crash site in the French Alps late Tuesday and analyzed by French accident...
  • Saudi Deploys 100 Fighter Jets, 150,000 Soldiers for Anti-Houthi Campaign (Yemen)

    03/25/2015 9:02:50 PM PDT · by kristinn · 141 replies
    Al Arabiya News ^ | Thursday, March 26, 2015
    Saudi deploys 100 fighter jets, 150,000 soldiers for anti-Houthi campaign. Also from Al Arabiya: UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Jordan Deploy Warplanes Against HouthisThe UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and Jordan have deployed fighter jets to join the Saudi air force in the ongoing air campaign against Yemen’s Houthi rebels, Al Arabiya News Chanel reported. The UAE has deployed 30 fighter jets, Bahrain 15, Kuwait 15, Qatar 10 and Jordan 6 warplanes, according to the news channel. Pakistan and Egypt are also taking part in the military campaign, contribution with air and naval forces. Al Arabiya said Egypt, Pakistan and Sudan have...
  • Germanwings pilot was locked out of cockpit before crash in France

    03/25/2015 5:11:16 PM PDT · by varialectio · 371 replies
    New York Times ^ | 25 March | Nikola Clark
    PARIS — As officials struggled Wednesday to explain why a jet with 150 people on board crashed in relatively clear skies, an investigator said evidence from a cockpit voice recorder indicated one pilot left the cockpit before the plane’s descent and was unable to get back in.
  • Breaking: Saudi Arabia Starts Bombing Yemen: U.S. Officials

    03/25/2015 4:12:08 PM PDT · by kristinn · 111 replies
    NBC News via Twitter ^ | Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | Richard Engel
    US officials confirm to @NBCNews that Saudi Arabia has started bombing rebel positions inside #Yemen. NO indication of troops crossing in.
  • Bowe Bergdahl, Once Missing U.S. Soldier, Charged with Desertion (Army presser 3:30 p.m. EDT)

    03/25/2015 11:04:10 AM PDT · by kristinn · 210 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | Dan Lamothe
    Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier who was recovered in Afghanistan last spring after five years in captivity, faces charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, according to his lawyer.
  • Obama holds presser with new Afghani President Ghani

    03/24/2015 11:31:53 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2015-03-24 | White House
    Live Obama holds presser with new Afghani President Ghani
  • Passenger plane crashes in French Alps (Airbus A320 - 148 Onboard?)

    03/24/2015 3:55:35 AM PDT · by Drago · 336 replies
    The Local - Fr ^ | 03/24/2015 | Oliver Gee
    "An Airbus A320 has crashed in the southern French Alps, a security source has said." & "A Germanwings A320 has crashed in the southern French Alps, according to security sources."
  • Full Speech: Ted Cruz announces 2016 presidential run at Liberty University

    03/23/2015 12:44:04 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 163 replies
    youtube video ^ | March 23, 2015 | Ted Cruz
    Full Speech: Ted Cruz announces 2016 presidential run at Liberty University: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8f3DsoMotU
  • Sen. Ted Cruz announces presidential bid with Twitter post, video

    03/23/2015 7:58:39 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/23/2015 | Foxnews.com
    Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz announced that he will run for president in 2016 via a Twitter post early Monday, becoming the first major candidate to officially declare. "I'm ready to stand with you to lead the fight," Cruz says as the video concludes. Shortly after midnight Monday, the campaign had launched its website.  Cruz had been expected to make the official announcement later Monday during a speech at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. He is expected to start his campaign immediately rather than launch an exploratory committee, which many do as a precursor to a campaign. 
  • Ted Cruz announces 2016 presidential bid

    03/22/2015 10:13:50 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 102 replies
    CNN ^ | March 23, 2015 | Ashley Killough and Jeremy Diamond
    (CNN)Ted Cruz is first out the gate. The first-term senator from Texas announced early Monday he is running for president. Cruz announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination in a 30-second video message in a tweet shortly after midnight Monday. Later in the day, he will appear at Virginia's Liberty University, the largest Christian university in the world, where he will make his in-person declaration. "I'm running for President and I hope to earn your support!" Cruz said in his tweet.Cruz, 44, will be the first candidate to formally throw his hat in the ring for what's expected...
  • Ted Cruz announcement **LIVE THREAD** (Twitter announcement set for around midnight)

    03/22/2015 6:32:50 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 709 replies
    Twitter ^ | 3-22-15 | Sen. Ted Cruz
    Here is the latest tweet: "Tonight around midnight there will be some news you won’t want to miss. Stay tuned…" Looks like Ted and crew are going to announce via social media ahead of the speech tomorrow at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. The covocation is typically at 10:00 AM but there is very little information on the Liberty Univ. website.
  • 2015 Federal Budget in Pictures

    03/22/2015 2:21:24 PM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 52 replies
    Federal spending and debt are out of control If America does not change course, the future will be dramatically worse. Now more than ever, it is crucial that Americans understand what our nation's spending, taxes, and debt mean for them and their families. The Heritage Foundation's Federal Budget in Pictures offers a unique tool to learn about the federal budget in a clear and compelling way. What if a Typical Family Spent and Borrowed Like the Federal Government? If a median-income family spent and borrowed like the federal government does, it would spend $61,000 despite earning only $52,000. It would...
  • US evacuates staff as Yemen on edge of civil war

    03/22/2015 5:08:23 AM PDT · by EBH · 55 replies
    AFP ^ | 3/22/2015 | Fawaz al-Haidari
    Aden (AFP) - The United States said it had evacuated all its staff from Yemen, whose embattled president has appealed for "urgent intervention" by the UN Security Council as attacks by Iran-backed rebels bring his country nearer to civil war. Due to the deteriorating security situation in Yemen, the US government has temporarily relocated its remaining personnel out of Yemen," State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke said in a statement. The evacuation comes after several suicide bombings claimed by the Islamic State group killed 142 people in Sanaa on Friday, with the jihadists seeking to exploit the chaos gripping the country....
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 22 March 2015

    03/22/2015 5:06:28 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 61 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 22 March 2015 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows March 22nd, 2015 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): CIA Director John Brennan.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Gov. Jerry Brown, D-Calif.; Ron Dermer, Israeli ambassador to the United States; Riyad Mansour, Palestine's permanent observer to the United Nations.FACE THE NATION (CBS): House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.; Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn.; Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii.THIS WEEK (ABC): Reps. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and Tom Cole, R-Okla.; former Gov. Mitt Romney, R-Mass.; NASA Administrator Charles Bolden.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.
  • Ted Cruz to announce presidential bid Monday

    03/21/2015 9:46:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 191 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 21, 2015 11:34pm | Theodore Schleifer
    Sen. Ted Cruz plans to announce Monday that he will run for president of the United States, accelerating his already rapid three-year rise from a tea party insurgent in Texas into a divisive political force in Washington. Cruz will launch a presidential bid outright rather than form an exploratory committee, said senior advisers with direct knowledge of his plans, who spoke on condition of anonymity because an official announcement had not been made yet. They say he is done exploring and is now ready to become the first Republican presidential candidate. …
  • Molotov cocktails found in New Orleans airport aggressor's bag

    03/21/2015 1:25:26 PM PDT · by abb · 56 replies
    The (Baton Rouge, LA) Advocate ^ | March 21, 2015 | Staff
    Jefferson Parish officials held a 2 p.m. press conference to provide the latest after Friday night's incident at New Orleans' Armstrong International airport. Here are some highlights from the press conference: -- Bomb squad went into aggressor White's car at the airport Friday night and found some smoke bombs and three tanks in trunk; intended purpose unknown. Acetylene, freon and oxygen tanks found. -- Bag that White had in security checkpoint area was found to have six half-pint mason jars with cloth wicks into gasoline; known as Molotov cocktails; BBQ lighter found in bag too along with plastic letter opener,...
  • Possible terrorist attack at New Orleans Airport

    03/20/2015 6:24:08 PM PDT · by gop4lyf · 213 replies
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    I just got this from a friend. His brother works at the New Orleans Airport.
  • EU Planning Sanctions on Israel for 'Polarizing Jerusalem'

    03/20/2015 1:39:51 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 54 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Friday, March 20, 2015 | Elad Benari
    A new European Union (EU) report says that Jerusalem is at a “boiling point” and recommends sanctions against Israel over the “polarization” in the capital. The leaked report comes after Israeli officials said in February that EU member states were readying themselves to enforce sanctions on Israel and will strike hours after the March 17 elections. The report, obtained by the British Guardian on Friday, says that Jerusalem has reached a dangerous boiling point of “polarization and violence” not seen since the end of the second intifada in 2005. The report calls for tougher European sanctions against Israel over its...
  • 137 killed, 345 injured in suicide attacks on Yemen mosques

    03/20/2015 8:09:46 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 78 replies
    The Record ^ | 3-20-2015 | Ahmed Al-Haj, AP
    A television network owned by Yemen's Shiite rebels says a total of 137 people were killed and 345 injured in quadruple suicide bombings that hit a pair of mosques controlled by the rebels in Sanaa, the Yemeni capital. Al-Masirah TV raised the death toll on Friday hours after the attacks, making it the deadliest violence to hit the fragile war-torn country.
  • British deputy PM: If Netanyahu rejects two-state solution, U.K. will recognize Palestine [Israel]

    03/20/2015 4:08:24 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 74 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Thursday, March 19, 2015 | Staff Report
    If Netanyahu rules out a Palestinian state and expands West Bank settlements, 'the world, including the British parliament, would have no option, but to recognize a Palestinian state,' says Nick Clegg. British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for reneging support for a two-state solution, saying that if the Israeli leader does not backtrack from those remarks, Britain would have no choice but to recognize a Palestinian state. Clegg, the leader of the Liberal Democrats, called Netanyahu's vow not to create a Palestinian state "alarming," the Guardian reported Thursday. Netanyahu, while campaigning Monday, said that...
  • Netanyahu Flip Flop: I Want a Two-State Solution [Israel]

    03/19/2015 10:38:59 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 131 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Thursday, March 19, 2015 | Gil Ronen
    Days after vowing not to establish a Palestinian state, Netanyahu says something else in his first post-election interview. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has retracted his pre-election statements, according to which he would not allow a Palestinian state to be established. "I don't want a one-state solution. I want a sustainable, peaceful two-state solution," Netanyahu said Thursday in an interview with MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell. "I haven't changed my policy." Netanyahu said his earlier comments were a reflection of changing conditions on the Palestinian side, pointing to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's pact to form a unity government with Hamas, which Israel,...
  • GOTTA SEE: Congressional hearing probes Iranian reach in Latin America

    03/19/2015 10:08:50 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | Mar 19, 2015 | Amb. Roger Noriega AND Jenna Lee
    Mar 19, 2015 Congressional hearing probes Iranian reach in Latin AmericaReaction from Amb. Roger Noriega, former US ambassador to the Organization of American States
  • Tunis museum attack: 19 people killed after hostage drama at tourist site

    03/18/2015 8:34:30 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 80 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | 3-18-2015 | UKG
    At least 19 people have been killed in Tunisia after two gunmen stormed the Bardo national museum – one of the country’s leading tourist attractions in the capital, Tunis – sparking a three-hour hostage siege. Tunisia’s prime minister, Habib Essid, said on Wednesday afternoon that 17 of the dead were foreigners – from Germany, Italy, Spain and Poland – calling the attack a cowardly assault targeting the economy. Three hours after the attack started at about midday local time (11am GMT), an interior ministry spokesman said two gunmen had been killed, as well as one security officer, and that all...
  • Netanyahu Soundly Defeats Chief Rival in Israeli Elections

    03/18/2015 2:51:05 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 103 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 3/17/15 | Jodi Rudoren
    TEL AVIV — After a bruising campaign focused on his failings, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel won a clear victory in Tuesday’s elections and seemed all but certain to form a new government and serve a fourth term, though he offended many voters and alienated allies in the process. With 99.5 percent of the ballots counted, the YNet news site reported Wednesday morning that Mr. Netanyahu’s Likud Party had captured 29 or 30 of the 120 seats in Parliament, sweeping past his chief rival, the center-left Zionist Union alliance, which got 24 seats.
  • Likud Leads with 30 Seats After 99% of Ballots Counted [Netanyahu & Israel]

    03/17/2015 7:49:55 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 143 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Wednesday, March 18, 2015 | Elad Benari
    Binyamin Netanyahu appears to be headed towards a greater victory than predicted by exit polls, with 30 seats. "Zionist Camp" has 24. As counting of votes continues in the elections for the 20th Knesset, the Likud party may be headed for an even bigger victory than exit polls originally predicted. As of 4:25 a.m. (Israel time), 99.5% of the ballots have been counted and the Likud is leading the pact with 30 seats. The “Zionist Union” of Labor and Hatnua has 24 seats. The Joint Arab List has 13 seats, followed by Yesh Atid with 11 seats and Moshe Kahlon’s...
  • Romp For Likud With 25% Of The Popular Vote In

    03/17/2015 5:21:54 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 140 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/18/2015 | JPost Staff
    The returns on voting from ballot boxes indicate that the Likud has significantly extended its lead over Zionist Union. According to Israel Radio, officials have counted the votes of 25 percent of booths across the country. The results indicate that the Likud wins 32 Knesset seats while Zionist Union garners 25 seats. Yesh Atid is the third-largest party with 11 seats, Moshe Kahlon's Kulanu faction wins 10 seats, the Arab List nosedives to nine seats, the Sephardi ultra-Orthodox Shas movement wins eight seats, Naftali Bennett's Bayit Yehudi dips further to seven seats, while Yisrael Beytenu, which has only mustered five...
  • Netanyahu declares victory in election; Herzog says Likud celebration is premature [Israel]

    03/17/2015 2:12:21 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 150 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Tuesday, March 17, 2015 | Staff
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared victory after the first exit polls released following Tuesday's elections showed the Likud ahead of, or tied with, the Zionist Union. Netanyahu wrote on his Facebook page: "Against all odds, a great victory for the Likud, for the nationalist camp led by the Likud, and for the people of Israel." The numbers for Netanyahu's Likud were better than expected after pre-election polls had showed him trailing Isaac Herzog's Zionist Union by as much as five mandates. The Zionist Union rejected conjecture that the results of the exit polls show that Netanyahu will form the next...
  • Israel's Election: Exit Polls Show Netanyahu's Likud, Opposition In Tight Race

    03/17/2015 1:48:53 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 26 replies
    NPR ^ | Tuesday, March 17, 2015 | Krishnadev Calamir, Bill Chappell
    Exit polls released after the close of voting in Israel's national election show that the race is too close to call. Israel's Channel 1 and Channel 10 both said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party and Isaac Herzog's Zionist Union secured 27 seats each in the 120-seat Knesset. Channel 2, meanwhile, have Likud 28 seats and the Zionist Union 27. The numbers were published by Haaretz. What that is likely to mean is, as NPR's Emily Harris tells our Newscast unit, Israel's new government won't be immediately known. Emily says: "The new government will need approval from a majority of...
  • Netanyahu Calls Bennett

    03/17/2015 1:44:31 PM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 96 replies
    Aruz Sheva ^ | 3/17/2015 22:40
    Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, called Jewish Home Chairman, Naftali Bennett, on Tuesday night. Bennett congratulated the PM on his victory. The two agreed to begin talks on establishing a nationalistic government and to act cooperatively on behalf of the security of the State of Israel and nation of Israel.
  • Netanyahu attacks chairman of Central Elections Committee [Israel elections]

    03/17/2015 1:17:18 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 23 replies
    Jerusalem Online ^ | Tuesday, March 17, 2015 | Yael Klein
    Earlier today, Judge Salim Joubran decided to ban Prime Minister Netanyahu's recorded message. In a press conference he held, Netanyahu protested the judge's decision: "I will not let anyone silence me". Judge Salim Joubran, chairman of the Central Elections Committee has decided to ban Prime Minister Netanyahu's recorded message from radio and television broadcast, since it was of a propagandist nature. The PM was quick to slam him for this decision: "The 'Anyone but Bibi' party speaks undisturbed. The only one not allowed to speak his mind is the prime minister from Likud. I will not let anyone silence me."...
  • TV exit polls show Netanyahu likely to retain premiership

    03/17/2015 1:14:27 PM PDT · by The_Victor · 47 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 3/17/2015 | Jonathan Beck and Haviv Rettig Gur
    Polling stations opened at 7 a.m. on Tuesday as Israeli citizens headed for the ballots to vote for Israel’s 20th Knesset, bringing a heated campaign season to a close. Polls from the end of last week left options open for a tight race. TV exit polls were published at 10 p.m., as polling stations closed, after which official results began to roll in. The official final results won’t be publicized until Thursday.
  • UPDATE: 5th Circuit Court Declines Obama Request for Fast Ruling on Injunction

    03/17/2015 11:50:10 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 24 replies
    Numbers USA ^ | 3-13-2015 | Numbers USA
    Updated: Fri, Mar 13th 2015 @ 4:34 pm EDT The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals today denied the Obama Administration's request for an expedited ruling on Judge Andrew Hanen’s injunction blocking President Obama's executive amnesties. Justice Department attorneys asked the court to rule within seven days but the court allowed the normal 10-day period for states to respond to the Administration's request. Politico reports this could be an early sign that the 5th Circuit may not want to overturn Judge Hanen’s injunction quickly.
  • Aaron Schock resigns

    03/17/2015 11:16:33 AM PDT · by Andy'smom · 75 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/17/2015 | Jake Sherman, Anna Palmer and John Bresnahan
    Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock is resigning his seat in Congress. The 33-year-old Republican has been dogged by questions about his spending of taxpayer and campaign dollars. On Monday afternoon, POLITICO posed a lengthy set of questions about charging the government and his campaign tens of thousands of dollars in questionable mileage reimbursements. Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/03/aaron-schock-resigns-116153.html#ixzz3UfUrBF40
  • Flight Grounded At Dulles After Unruly Passenger Charges Toward Cockpit

    03/17/2015 9:03:36 AM PDT · by glorgau · 62 replies
    DCist ^ | Mar 17, 2015 9:40 am | Matt Cohen
    A Denver-bound United Airlines flight had to turn back and return to Dulles International Airport after an unruly passenger allegedly charged toward the cockpit. According to multiple reports, the passenger was subdued by several passengers near first class before he made it to the cockpit, the Post reports. A Reddit user whose father was on the plane posted pictures and a video of the incident and says that the passenger in question "was screaming and sprinting towards the cockpit" before he was tackled and subdued by "several large passengers." A government official with "direct knowledge of the incident" told CNN...
  • Live thread: Israelis vote for 20th Knesset (polls close at 4pm EDT)

    03/17/2015 5:18:27 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 289 replies
    i24 News ^ | live
    Polls scheduled to close 10pm local time / 4pm EDT. Turnout as of 9am was 7.4%, at 10am was 13.7%, and at 12pm was 26.5%. Exit polls will be released when polls close in less than 8 hours. For live coverage in English, click on link below:
  • Livni forgoes rotating premiership with Herzog [Israel Elections]

    03/16/2015 12:25:15 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 32 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | Monday, March 16, 2015 | Marissa Newman
    Zionist Union’s No. 2 drops bombshell 12 hours before election; Netanyahu, Herzog accuse each other of ‘panicking’. The Zionist Union’s Tzipi Livni announced Monday evening that she would give up the rotation of the premiership with the slate’s leader, Isaac Herzog, an agreement the two made months ago when her Hatnua party merged with his Labor Party. Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories Free Sign up! In response, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the party was “panicking,” while Yesh Atid party leader Yair Lapid and Jewish Home party leader Naftali Bennett...
  • Netanyahu: If I'm elected, there will be no Palestinian state [Israel]

    03/16/2015 9:56:21 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 50 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Monday, March 16, 2015 | Barak Ravid
    In a definitive disavowal of his Bar-Ilan two-state speech, prime minister makes last-minute attempt to draw voters from Bennett's Habayit Hayeudi. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyhau said Monday that if he were to be reelected, a Palestinian state would not be created, in a definite disavowal of his 2009 speech, in which he had voiced support for the principle of two states for two peoples. Netanyahu's remarks in an interview with the NRG website - which is owned by casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and tied with the settler newspaper Makor Rishon - were a last-minute attempt to pull right-wing voters away...
  • Live Thread: Benjamin Netanyahu Speech in Rabin Square, Tel Aviv

    03/15/2015 11:11:47 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 38 replies
    i24 News ^ | Live
    Benjamin Netanyahu is addressing tens of thousands from Rabin Square live. Live video at link in English.
  • St. Louis County Police: Suspected shooter of two police officers in custody

    03/15/2015 10:38:46 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 227 replies
    fox2now.com ^ | March 15, 2015 | Staff Writer, Updated at 12:52pm, March 15, 2015
    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI)- St. Louis County Police have confirmed to FOX 2 that the suspected shooter of two police officers early Thursday morning outside of the Ferguson police department is in custody. The two officers were shot just after midnight, as many protestors were headed home following a night of protests after the resignation of the city’s police chief. One of the wounded officers is from Webster Groves Police and was shot in the cheek, just under his right eye. The other wounded officer is with the St. Louis County Police and was hit in the shoulder and the bullet...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 15 March 2015

    03/15/2015 5:03:39 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 84 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 15 March 2015 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows March 15th, 2015 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.; Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.; Sens. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Ben Cardin. D-Md.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Gowdy; Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.; Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md.; Cornell William Brooks, NAACP president; Sherrilyn Ifill, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund president and general-counsel.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo.; Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-Mo.; former Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
  • Source: Senate panel probing possible Obama administration ties to anti-Netanyahu effort

    03/14/2015 12:18:01 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 81 replies
    A powerful U.S. Senate investigatory committee has launched a bipartisan probe into an American nonprofit’s funding of efforts to oust Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after the Obama administration’s State Department gave the nonprofit taxpayer-funded grants, a source with knowledge of the panel's activities told FoxNews.com. The fact that both Democratic and Republican sides of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations have signed off on the probe could be seen as a rebuke to President Obama, who has had a well-documented adversarial relationship with the Israeli leader. The development comes as Netanyahu told Israel’s Channel Two television station this week...
  • Rpt: Obama Admin May Take Iran Deal To United Nation - The Kelly File

    03/12/2015 8:49:18 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 66 replies
    https://www.youtube.com ^ | March 12 2015 | You Tube
    Obama is going to the UN to get approval instead of getting approval of the senate. Marc Thiessen said that Obama intends that UN will give it force of international law. The problem is that the Constitution trumps international law. Obama is trying to make it difficult for the next president to revoke the deal.