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  • Please keep those donations coming in, folks. Let's git 'er done!! [FReepathon LV]

    05/25/2015 9:38:28 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 34 replies
    Woo hoo!! Please keep those donations coming in, folks. Let's git 'er done!! If you have not yet made your donation, please do it today. 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 to speak...
  • 'Beautiful Mind' mathematician John Nash killed

    05/24/2015 7:08:06 AM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 96 replies
    BBC News ^ | May 24, 2015
    US mathematician John Nash, whose life story was turned into the Oscar-winning film A Beautiful Mind, has died in a car crash, local media has reported. Nash, 86, and his wife Alicia were both killed when their taxi crashed in New Jersey, the reports said. The mathematician is renowned for his work in game theory, winning the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1994. His breakthroughs in maths - and his struggles with schizophrenia - were the focus of the film.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 24 May 2015

    05/24/2015 4:43:58 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 114 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 24 May 2015 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows May 24th, 2015 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark.; John Bolton, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Pre-empted by coverage of the Monaco Grand Prix.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.THIS WEEK (ABC): Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio; Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro; Reps. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., and Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii; Defense Secretary Ashton Carter.
  • US and Hizballah coordinate spy drone flights over Qalamoun, share US combat intelligence

    05/23/2015 5:05:03 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 42 replies
    DEBKA ^ | May 23, 2015, 10:56 AM
    US and Hizballah coordinate spy drone flights over Qalamoun, share US combat intelligence Another strange pair of bedfellows has turned up in one of the most critical Middle East battlefields: the United States is helping Hizballah, Iran’s Lebanese surrogate, in the battle for control of the strategic Qalamoun Mountains. ...a US special operations unit, stationed at the Hamat air base on the coast of northern Lebanon, is directing unarmed Aerosonde MK 4.7 reconnaissance drone intelligence-gathering flights over the Qalamoun Mt arena, 100 km to the west. However, it turns out that the data the US drones pass to Lebanese army...
  • U.S. Senate Blocks NSA Surveillance Bill, Patriot Act Extension

    05/23/2015 1:59:00 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 80 replies
    WSJ ^ | May 23, 2015 | By KRISTINA PETERSON
    WASHINGTON—The Senate early Saturday defeated a string of efforts to extend the Patriot Act as lawmakers splintered over its contentious phone surveillance program and left town with no plan in place to prevent the law from lapsing. After next week’s Memorial Day recess, the Senate will resume its debate over the national security law at 4 p.m. on May 31, eight hours before the law expires at midnight. Lawmakers fractured through the evening, rejecting a House bill overhauling the NSA, a two-month Patriot Act extension and then increasingly short extensions of the law. Primarily due to objections from presidential candidate...
  • Magnitude 5.4 Earthquake, 38.6 km S of Caliente, NV

    05/22/2015 11:57:06 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 78 replies
    USGS ^ | 22-may-2015 | USGS
    9km (24mi) SSW of Caliente, Nevada 78km (48mi) NW of Mesquite, Nevada 101km (63mi) WNW of Saint George, Utah 107km (66mi) W of Washington, Utah 455km (283mi) SSW of Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Clinton Foundation reveals up to $26 million in additional payments

    05/21/2015 11:02:54 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 21 May 15 | Rosalind S. Helderman and Tom Hamburger
    The Clinton Foundation reported Thursday that it has received as much as $26.4 million in previously undisclosed payments from major corporations, universities, foreign sources and other groups. The disclosure came as the foundation faced questions over whether it fully complied with a 2008 ethics agreement to reveal its donors and whether any of its funding sources present conflicts of interest for Hillary Rodham Clinton as she begins her presidential campaign.
  • Baltimore officers indicted for the death of Freddie Gray

    05/21/2015 2:29:33 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 95 replies
    WFSB.COM ^ | May 21, 2015 | Zach Winslett
    (RNN) - All six officers charged for the death of Freddie Gray have been indicted by a grand jury. "As our investigation has continued, additional info has been discovered, and, as is often the case, additional charges can be added," Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby said during a press conference in Baltimore.
  • Indonesia sinks 41 illegal fishing boats, including one from China

    05/20/2015 9:42:15 PM PDT · by rey · 46 replies
    Today online ^ | 20 May 2015
    Indonesia yesterday sank a large Chinese vessel as well as 40 other foreign boats that had been caught fishing illegally in the country’s waters, a move likely to spark a strong reaction from Beijing and other regional capitals.
  • Exclusive: China warns U.S. surveillance plane

    05/20/2015 3:22:06 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | 05-20-2015 | By Jim Sciutto, Chief National Security Correspondent
    Above the South China Sea (CNN)The Chinese navy issued warnings eight times as a U.S. surveillance plane on Wednesday swooped over islands that Beijing is using to extend its zone of influence. Seeking to further challenge China's military build-up in the South China Sea, the plane conducted a reconnaissance mission over a contested military installation being constructed on a manmade series of islands. A CNN team was given exclusive access to fly onboard the P8-A Poseidon, America's most advanced surveillance and submarine-hunting aircraft, as it flew over the islands. READ: China cautions U.S. Navy on patrols The U.S. is considering...
  • Filibuster NOW - Rand Paul

    05/20/2015 12:22:29 PM PDT · by Kay Ludlow · 85 replies
    C-Span2 | today | Rand Paul
    Rand Paul is filibustering the Patriot Act right now, because it continues the unlimited NSA spying on all Americans.
  • Breaking: Historic Palmyra, Syria FALLS to ISIS

    05/20/2015 12:03:49 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 119 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5-20-2015 | Jim Hoft
    The ancient city of Palmyra, Syria fell to ISIS late Wednesday. Syrian television is airing nationalist songs over nature scenes.
  • Morning Plum: Obama depicts climate change as national security risk

    05/20/2015 10:20:23 AM PDT · by Abiotic · 47 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/20/2015 | Greg Sargent
    WASHINGTON — President Obama called out climate change deniers in Congress for being weak on defense, saying it would be "dereliction of duty" for the United States to ignore the national security implications of rising global temperatures. Obama's convocation speech at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Wednesday was his most forceful argument yet that climate change ranks alongside terrorism as a grave threat to America's future. "I know there are some folks back in Washington who refuse to admit that climate change is real," he told graduating cadets in New London, Conn. "Denying it or refusing to deal with it...
  • Ted Cruz 2016 : VICTORY at Florida FFFC Straw Poll (2015-05-19) : GOP Beltway Pundits Amazed !

    05/20/2015 5:35:16 AM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 57 replies
    . Ted Cruz SURPRISES the GOP Beltway Establishment Pundits at the FFPC Florida Straw Poll (May 19, 2015) in Orlando, Florida. A virtual dead-heat between Ted Cruz (30.3 %) and supposed "Florida native son darling" Marco Rubio (30.7 %). Jed Bush and Scott Walker finished poorly in a third-place tie with a paltry 8.9 % each, barely passing an otherwise weak showing by Rick Santorum (6.7 %), Rand Paul (4.5 %), Ben Carson (3.4 %), Mike Huckabee (2.2 %) and Rick Perry (1.1 %). GOP 2016 candidates Chris Christie, Carly Fiorina, Lindsey Graham, Bobby Jindal, and John Kasich each received...
  • Judge Strikes Down DC Carry Law, "Good Reason" Provision Unconstitutional

    05/19/2015 11:43:46 AM PDT · by justlurking · 54 replies
    Townhall ^ | 2015-05-19 | Matt Vespa
    On Monday, a federal judge struck down DC’s concealed carry law, calling the requirement for applicants to show “a good reason to fear injury to his or her person, which shall at a minimum require a showing of a special need for self protection distinguishable from the general community” as unconstitutional. Applicants had to document threats to their personal safety as well. Judge Frederick Scullin, who also struck down DC’s ban on carrying firearms outside of one’s home last summer, issued a preliminary injunction after two Florida residents sued over the DC’s onerous statute.
  • US Supreme Court will not hear Wisconsin John Doe case

    05/18/2015 8:04:41 AM PDT · by kidd · 15 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | May 18, 2015 | William A. Jacobson
    The U.S. Supreme Court issued an Order this morning denying the Petition for Writ of Certiorari in the Wisconsin John Doe case.
  • The Hidden Hand Behind the Islamic State

    05/18/2015 7:40:50 AM PDT · by AnalogReigns · 162 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 4, 2015 | Liz Sly
    SANLIURFA, Turkey — When Abu Hamza, a former Syrian rebel, agreed to join the Islamic State, he did so assuming he would become a part of the group’s promised Islamist utopia, which has lured foreign jihadists from around the globe. Instead, he found himself being supervised by an Iraqi emir and receiving orders from shadowy Iraqis... All of the men, however, were former Iraqi officers who had served under Saddam Hussein... His account, and those of others who have lived with or fought against the Islamic State over the past two years, underscore the pervasive role played by members of...
  • Islamic State claims full control of Iraq's Ramadi

    05/17/2015 4:28:39 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 57 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 17 May 2015
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants claimed full control of the western Iraqi city of Ramadi on Sunday in the biggest defeat for the Baghdad government since last summer. Related Stories Islamic state militants say in full control of Iraq's Ramadi: statement Reuters Islamic State raises flag over local government HQ in Iraq's Ramadi Reuters U.S. hits Islamic State in Syria as jihadists press attacks Reuters U.S., allies conduct 18 air strikes in Iraq, eight in Syria Reuters U.S.-led coalition launches 24 air strikes against Islamic State -task force Reuters In a statement, the group said it had seized tanks...
  • Iraqi forces retreat from Ramadi as Islamic State advances

    05/17/2015 12:20:11 PM PDT · by Cementjungle · 52 replies
    BBC News ^ | 05/17/2015 | BBS News
    Most Iraqi troops have abandoned their positions in Ramadi as Islamic State militants have advanced further into the city, officials have told the BBC. They said IS militants had taken control of a compound that was used as the provincial military command centre.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 17 May 2015

    05/17/2015 4:51:40 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 107 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 17 May 2015 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows May 17th, 2015 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): National Transportation Safety Board member Robert Sumwalt; Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.; Mayor Muriel Bowser of the District of Columbia.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sumwalt; Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J., Rand Paul, R-Ky.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sumwalt; Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis.; Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif.; Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa.; former Defense Secretary Robert Gates.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sens. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.; Sumwalt; former deputy CIA Director Michael Morrell.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sumwalt; Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.; Reps. Paul...
  • Sources: U.S. Special Operations forces kill ISIS commander Abu Sayyaf in Syria raid

    05/16/2015 5:29:49 AM PDT · by McGruff · 82 replies
    CNN ^ | May 16, 2015 | Barbara Starr
    U.S. Special Operations forces killed a senior ISIS commander during a raid intended to capture him in eastern Syria overnight Friday to Saturday, sources familiar with what happened on the ground in Syria told CNN. The ISIS commander, Abu Sayyaf, who was in charge of ISIS' oil and gas operations and directly and increasingly involved in ISIS command and control, fought capture and was killed in the raid, the sources said.
  • Amtrak Train May Have Been Struck Before It Derailed, Officials Say

    05/15/2015 4:20:44 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 365 replies
    New Yoirk Times ^ | May 15, 2015 | DAVE PHILIPPS and EMMA G. FITZSIMMONS
    PHILADELPHIA — An assistant conductor on the Amtrak train that derailed on Tuesday believes she heard the engineer tell another regional train operator in a radio transmission that the train had been struck by something just before the accident, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. At a news conference on Friday, Robert L. Sumwalt, the safety board official who is leading the investigation, said the F.B.I. had been asked to examine what he described as a fist-size impact area found on the lower left side of the train’s windshield. Officials said that the F.B.I. had been called in because...
  • Jury sentences Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death for marathon attack

    05/15/2015 4:17:29 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 45 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 15 2015 | Laurel J. Sweet, Joe Dwinell and Owen Boss
    A jury's ruling today to sentence marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death is "justice" and a warning Boston "will not tolerate terrorism," survivors and police said after the verdict. "This is nothing to celebrate. This is justice," said survivor Michael Ward. "He wanted to go to hell and he's going to get there early." The verdict against Tsarnaev, who'll turn 22 in July, was announced by U.S. District Court Judge George A. O'Toole Jr.'s courtroom clerk Paul Lyness. Tsarnaev showed no emotion as the verdict was read. Marathon bombing survivor Adrianne Haslet-Davis, who lost a third of her left leg...
  • Penalty decision reached in Boston terrorist attack

    05/15/2015 11:52:15 AM PDT · by cll · 148 replies
    Jurors have reached a decision in the penalty phase of the Boston Marathon bombing trial. The jury was tasked with deciding whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be sentenced to life in prison or death for his role in killing four people and wounding hundreds more. Court was to convene at 3 p.m. for the reading of the verdict. Get complete coverage of the Tsarnaev decision on CNN TV, CNN.com and CNN Mobile.
  • Wreckage of Marine Helo Found in Nepal

    05/15/2015 6:28:18 AM PDT · by Kegger · 22 replies
    CHARIKOT, Nepal -- On May 15, at approximately 3:30 p.m., Japanese Standard Time, a Nepalese search team identified possible wreckage of a downed aircraft approximately 15 miles north of Charikot, Nepal. Joint Task Force 505 currently has a team of pararescuemen and a combat rescue officer inbound to assess the wreckage and determine if it is the downed UH-1Y Huey with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469. The UH-1Y Huey went missing May 12 near Charikot, Nepal, while conducting humanitarian assistance as part of JTF 505 supporting Operation Sahayogi Haat. The UH-1Y Huey was delivering humanitarian aid to those affected...
  • Singapore-flagged ship comes under Iranian fire: UAE coastguard

    05/14/2015 6:47:17 PM PDT · by dila813 · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 48 minutes ago | Reuters
    DOHA (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirate's coastguard said it went to the aid of a Singapore-flagged ship on Thursday after the vessel came under Iranian naval fire, the Gulf state's news agency reported. The coastguard said the cargo ship, flying a Singapore flag,
  • House passes bill for Congress to review Iran nuclear deal

    05/14/2015 1:35:13 PM PDT · by dware · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05.14.2015 | AP via Fox News
    WASHINGTON – Congress is sending President Obama a bill that would give lawmakers the power to review and potentially reject a nuclear deal with Iran. The House overwhelmingly passed the bill on a 400 to 25 vote. The legislation, which Obama has said he would sign, gives Congress a chance to weigh in on what could be a significant international accord aimed at getting Iran to curb its nuclear program in exchange for relief from economic sanctions.
  • BREAKING: (GOP) Senate puts Obama-supported trade bill back on track

    05/14/2015 12:32:13 PM PDT · by dware · 202 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05.14.2015 | AP via Fox News
    In a burst of bipartisanship, the Republican-controlled Senate put President Obama's trade agenda back on course on Thursday, clearing the way for likely approval within days for legislation allowing the administration to negotiate global deals that Congress could support or reject but not change. The 65-33 vote to resurrect the measure capped two days of political intrigue in which Democrats on both sides of the legislation initially joined forces to block action, then reached agreement with Republicans for votes on other enforcement measures to protect workers who lose jobs as a result of exports.
  • Five Iranian boats fire shots in the Persian Gulf

    )—Five Iranian boats fired shots across the bow of a Singapore flagged cargo vessel in the Persian Gulf on Thursday in an attempt to potentially stop the ship, a U.S. official told CNN. For the first time, the incident brought another Persian Gulf nation into the recent rising maritime tensions in the region. It is not yet clear if any of the rounds hit the Alpine Eternity. There were no U.S. citizens or cargo on board. The Pentagon is still gathering information about the incident.
  • House to vote on Iran bill and Hezbollah sanctions this afternoon (Live on C-SPAN)

    05/14/2015 4:09:49 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 19 replies
    MajorityLeader.gov ^ | THURSDAY, MAY 14TH
    On Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 6:00-7:00 p.m. One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 1191 – Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 (Sponsored by Rep. Lou Barletta / Foreign Affairs Committee) 2) H.R. 2297 – Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act of 2015 (Sponsored by Rep. Ed Royce / Foreign Affairs Committee) Continue Consideration of H.R. 1735 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep....
  • Pro-life groups, politicians hail House passage of 20-week abortion ban

    05/13/2015 7:58:34 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 102 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 13, 2015 | Dustin Siggins
    After months of wrangling, pro-life politicians and outside organizations praised the House for passing HR. 36, the "Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act," which aims to ban most abortions after 20 weeks. The final vote was 242-184, with one Republican voting "present." Four Democrats voted for the bill, and four Republicans against it. “I think America is at its best when we are standing up for the least among us," Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC, said in a statement released after the vote. "This debate is long overdue." The senator is expected to introduce similar legislation in the Senate. The vote...
  • SEPTA Says Commuter Train Hit By Projectile Just Before Amtrak Train Derailed

    SEPTA Says Commuter Train Hit By Projectile Just Before Amtrak Train Derailed
  • Texas Republicans could take new stand on same-sex marriage(to defy gay rights courts)

    05/12/2015 7:06:48 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 59 replies
    aol news ^ | May 12th 2015 | PAUL J. WEBER
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Racing both a U.S. Supreme Court decision on gay marriage and legislative deadlines, Texas Republicans pushed ahead Tuesday toward putting the state at the forefront of resistance if same-sex weddings are ruled constitutional. Nearly every Republican in the Texas House is backing a measure that would prohibit state and local officials from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Less than three weeks remain in Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's first session, and the bill must clear the House by midnight Thursday to advance. If signed by Abbott, the bill would aim to defy the Supreme Court if...
  • 50 Hurt After Amtrak Train Derails in Philly

    05/12/2015 7:04:41 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 347 replies
    At least 50 people were hurt after an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia Tuesday night, according to officials. Read more: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Amtrak-Derailment-Philadelphia--303536331.html#ixzz3ZypyykBM Follow us: @nbcphiladelphia on Twitter | nbcphiladelphia on Facebook
  • Senate deals stinging defeat to Obama trade agenda (fails 52-45)

    05/12/2015 12:04:31 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 115 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/12/2015 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Democrats on Tuesday delivered a stinging blow to President Obama’s trade agenda by voting to prevent the chamber from picking up fast-track legislation. A motion to cut off a filibuster and proceed to the trade bill fell short of a 60-vote hurdle in the 52-45 vote. Sen. Tom Carper (Del.) was the only Democrat to back it. Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) switched his vote from yes to no to reserve his ability to return to the measure at a later date. Fast-track is a top legislative priority for the White House, but it has run into significant...
  • earthquake off Japan, 6.8

    05/12/2015 2:57:09 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 39 replies
    USGS ^ | 5/12/15 | usgs
    big one, just listed 6.8 33km SE of Ofunato, Japan 2015-05-12 21:12:58 UTC
  • Prosecutor: No charges for officer in Tony Robinson case

    05/12/2015 1:19:38 PM PDT · by don-o · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | May 12, 2015
    Officer Matt Kenny of the Madison Police Department will not face charges in the March shooting death of biracial teen Tony Robinson, Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne said Tuesday. "I conclude that this tragic and unfortunate death was the result of a lawful use of deadly police force and that no charges should be brought against Officer Kenny in the death of Tony Robinson Jr.," he said.
  • George Zimmerman involved in shooting in Lake Mary, police say

    05/11/2015 10:44:11 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 226 replies
    WESH.com ^ | 05/11/2015 | Kevin Clay
    George Zimmerman was involved in a shooting incident in Lake Mary on Monday afternoon, according to Lake Mary Police Chief Steve Bracknell. The shooting involved two men and happened on Lake Mary Boulevard, police said. Officers at the scene said it appeared Zimmerman suffered a minor gunshot wound, Bracknell said. In January, Zimmerman was accused of assault by his girlfriend, but no charges were filed after she recanted her allegation. He was also arrested in November 2013 on domestic violence allegations after his girlfriend called police. His girlfriend later recanted her story and charges were never filed. Zimmerman was acquitted...
  • The left has Islam all wrong: Bill Maher, Pamela Geller and the reality progressives must face

    05/10/2015 10:59:00 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 83 replies
    SALON MAG (HOLY COW) ^ | May 10, 2015 | Jeffrey Tayler
    Whatever her views on other matters are, Pamela Geller is right about one thing: last week’s Islamist assault on the “Draw Muhammad” cartoon contest she hosted in Texas proves the jihad against freedom of expression has opened a front in the United States. “There is,” she said, “a war on free speech and this violent attack is a harbinger of things to come.” Apparently undaunted, Geller promises to continue with such “freedom of speech” events. ISIS is now threatening to assassinate her. She and her cohorts came close to becoming victims, yet some in the media on the right and...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 10 May 2015

    05/10/2015 4:50:51 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 144 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 10 May 2015 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows May 10th, 2015 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson; Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina; Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee; Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.THIS WEEK (ABC): Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson; Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Brett McGurk, deputy special presidential envoy to the coalition to counter the Islamic State group; Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis.
  • Live Webcast: Arsenal of Democracy:World War II Victory Capitol Flyover

    05/08/2015 7:50:14 AM PDT · by PeteePie · 79 replies
    I didn't realize this was happening until I ran across it on a search. 70 vintage planes flying over the most restricted airspace in the world. Should be cool. For the first time since 21 Jan 2009, I wish I was in DC.
  • Economy Adds 223,000 Jobs in April; Unemployment Rate at 5.4%

    05/08/2015 6:43:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | 05/08/2015 | By Dunstan Prial
    <p>The economy added 223,000 jobs in April and the unemployment rate dropped to 5.4%, a rebound from the dismal March report that led to concerns the U.S. labor market was heading into a prolonged skid.</p> <p>Economists were nearly spot on in their predictions of a gain of 224,000 and that the unemployment rate would dip to 5.4%.</p>
  • US strike kills senior al-Qaeda leader in Yemen

    05/08/2015 1:00:46 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 30 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12:28AM BST 08 May 2015 | By AFP
    A US air strike in Yemen has killed the senior Al-Qaeda official who appeared in a video claiming the deadly January attack on French magazine Charlie Hebdo. Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi, who was killed in the April strike along with his eldest son and other fighters in the port city of Mukalla, also appeared in Al-Qaeda videos claiming the holding and death of US hostage Luke Somers, SITE Intelligence Group said. The announcement of his death came in a video posted on Thursday on Twitter by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula - which Washington considers the international terror network's deadliest...
  • General Election 2015: Voters Decide [UK Election Night]

    05/07/2015 1:09:16 PM PDT · by UKrepublican · 155 replies
    :: Follow the election results live on skynews.com, our mobile apps and on Sky News TV from 10pm. Voters are going to the polls across the country to decide who will form the next government. Polling stations opened at 7am and close at 10pm in the United Kingdom's 650 constituencies.
  • Cloture vote moved to 2pm (Senate to vote on Iran bill cloture - live on C-SPAN2)

    05/07/2015 7:39:57 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 27 replies
    By consent, the cloture vote on the substitute amendment #1140 to H.R.1191, (Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act) has been moved from 10:30am to 2:00pm today. As a result, there will not be a vote this morning. Additional roll call votes are expected to occur this afternoon. 2:00pm: Motion to invoke cloture on the Corker-Cardin substitute amendment #1140 to H.R.1191, (Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act) At 11:00am, Senator Lankford will be recognized to deliver his maiden speech. The time from 11:30am- 12:50pm will be equally divided with the Majority controlling the first half and the Democrats controlling the final half.
  • Tom Brady's agent issues response to Ted Wells Report

    05/07/2015 7:29:41 AM PDT · by BerniesFriend · 84 replies
    nfl.com ^ | 5/7/15 | Conor Orr
    Wednesday's release of the Ted Wells Report brought with it a conclusion that it was "more probable than not" that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was "at least generally aware of the inappropriate activities" regarding the deflation of Patriots game balls. Brady's agent, Don Yee, issued a response Thursday, obtained by NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. "The Wells report, with all due respect, is a significant and terrible disappointment. It's omission of key facts and lines of inquiry suggest the investigators reached a conclusion first, and then determined so-called facts later. One item alone taints this entire report. What...
  • Top court rules against NSA program

    05/07/2015 6:43:11 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/07/2015 | Juliam Hatem
    A federal court has decided that the National Security Agency’s (NSA) bulk, warrantless collection of millions of Americans’ phone records is illegal. The decision from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday represents the second major court victory for opponents of the NSA, after a lower court decision called the program nearly unconstitutional six months ago. The phone records program “exceeds the scope of what Congress has authorized,” Judge Gerard Lynch wrote on behalf of the three-judge panel. The court did not examine the constitutionality of the surveillance program.
  • Fed Chair Yellen says stock market prices 'quite high'

    05/06/2015 10:49:36 AM PDT · by xzins · 70 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 6 May 15 | Martin Crutsinger
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Wednesday described stock market valuations as high and said the central bank was carefully monitoring their impact on financial stability. "I would highlight that equity market valuations at this point generally are quite high," Yellen said in conversation with Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, at an economics conference. Coupled with weak economic reports in the morning, her remarks drove stocks broadly lower in Wednesday trading. Yellen added, however, that the overall risks to financial stability are "moderated, not elevated" and she does not see the hallmarks of any bubbles. She...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Black suspect chased, shot in riot-scarred Baltimore [FOX update: No one shot]

    05/04/2015 12:06:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 187 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 4, 2015 | Mike Tobin
    DEVELOPING: Baltimore police shot a man multiple times Monday in the same area where massive riots broke out last week over the death of Freddie Gray.
  • Islamic State Partisans Take Responsibility for TX Terrorist Attack at Pamela Geller AFDI Event

    05/03/2015 7:47:12 PM PDT · by jonatron · 335 replies
    Gatewaypundit ^ | Sunday, May 3, 2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    TWO ISLAMISTS SHOT DEAD, OFFICER WOUNDED at Pamela Geller TX Free Speech Conference Shots Fired at AFDI- Jihad Watch Event in Texas ** Islamists were carrying explosives ** Contest to draw prophet Mohammad ** One officer injured ** Witness says 20 shots were fired!! ** The center is still on lockdown (9:00 PM Central) ** The security officer was released from the hospital