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  • GOP writes legislation to deny Eric Holder his salary

    04/16/2014 8:02:40 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 42 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 16, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    A Republican congressman has introduced a bill that would stop government paychecks for officials who have been found in contempt of Congress — a move that seems designed in the short term to go after Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. Mr. Holder has refused to cooperate with House Republicans’ probe into the Fast & Furious gun-walking operation, and the House has voted to find him in contempt. Mr. Holder is challenging that vote in court.
  • Combat Vehicles in East Ukraine Raise Russian Flag

    04/16/2014 6:49:32 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/16/14 | JAMES MARSON
    Soldier Says Ukrainian Unit Switched to Pro-Russian Side, But Can't Be Confirmed SLOVYANSK, Ukraine—An armored column of military vehicles flying a Russian flag and carrying dozens of heavily armed fighters motored into this eastern Ukrainian city early Wednesday, a day after the Ukrainian army launched an operation to clear out pro-Russian separatists who had taken control of cities in the region. It wasn't immediately clear whether the men were Russian soldiers or local militants who had gotten their hands on military vehicles. A soldier on one of the vehicles said the unit was part of the 25th brigade of Ukraine's...
  • Kerry: Our Goal is Not Eliminating Iranian Nuclear Capability

    04/16/2014 5:34:12 AM PDT · by SJackson · 26 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 15, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - Kerry: Our Goal is Not Eliminating Iranian Nuclear CapabilityPosted By Daniel Greenfield On April 15, 2014 @ 7:30 pm In The Point | No Comments Sometimes a choice of words can be extremely revealing. That was the case with Kerry’s contentious testimony in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.Under pressure, Kerry tends to slip and say revealing things. That was how the infamous, “for it and against it” clip was born. Kerry dismissed breakout as “just having one bomb’s worth, conceivably, of material, but without any necessary capacity to put it in anything,...
  • Rescuers Race to Find Survivors of South Korean Ferry Sinking

    04/16/2014 5:08:04 AM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 11 replies
    WSJ ^ | April 16, 2014 | ALASTAIR GALE, KWANWOO JUN and IN-SOO NAM
    SEOUL—South Korea said almost 300 people remain missing after a passenger ferry sank early Wednesday near the country's southwest coast. Rescue services raced to find survivors from the ship, which quickly rolled over and may have trapped passengers inside. Two bodies have been recovered from the site. Officials said the cause of the disaster hadn't been determined.
  • VIDEO: Ukrainian Army Armored Column Defects To Pro-Russians In Kramatorsk

    04/16/2014 12:58:27 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 104 replies
    Youtube/Twitter ^ | 4-16-2014 | TCRLAF
    Seen several tweets of this over the last hour, and now this vid of the defection is posted on YouTube. The column had apparently been surrounded by several hundred pro-Russian civilians inside of Kramatorsk, with several older women linked arm-in-arm to prevent it's passing At about 8:50, you can see the commander arguing with someone on the phone..
  • Source: Bag Detonated In Boston Contained Rice Cooker, Confetti

    04/15/2014 10:57:04 PM PDT · by IChing · 50 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 4/15/14 | Staff
    BOSTON (CBS) – On the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, Boylston Street was evacuated and two bags were detonated by the Bomb Squad near the finish line. One of the bags was being carried by a barefoot man who was wearing a long black veil and screaming “Boston Strong.” That man has been identified by sources as 25-year-old Kayvon Edson. A source tells WBZ-TV that when Edson was stopped by police, he told them he had a rice cooker in his bag. That is when the Bomb Squad was called to the scene. A source tells CBS News that...
  • U.S. should send troops to quell Ukraine crisis

    04/15/2014 10:41:46 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 244 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | April 15, 2014 | James Jeffrey
    Despite much diplomatic effort, the situation in Ukraine worsens. A coordinated Russian campaign, including an invasion threat, special operations destabilization in eastern Ukraine patterned on the Crimea model, and warnings of gas cutoffs document ever more clearly Vladi­mir Putin’s aim to cripple the Ukrainian government and control much or even all of this strategically vital European country.
  • Remember the Battle of Bunkerville!! We must strengthen our resolve!! [Freepathon Thread XII]

    04/15/2014 9:35:47 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 213 replies
    Dear FRiends: Our unelected, unaccountable government agencies have been taken over by politicized, militarized environmental fascists who, aided and abetted by unaccountable black robed progressive rulers, have devised plans to reduce the people who settled and worked the land to the status of second class citizens, depriving them of their God-given rights and ultimately driving them off the land. These unelected, unaccountable agencies and judges now serve a higher master. The un-American Marxist/progressive movement. People like Obama/Reid/Pelosi have designs for the land and ultimately for all of us. They’re using environmentalism and junk science and corrupt politicians and judges to...
  • Five killed in mass stabbing at Calgary party

    04/15/2014 7:11:20 AM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 59 replies
    CBC News via Yahoo.ca ^ | 15 April 2014 | CBC
    A suspect is in custody after five people, all youths in their teens to 20s, died following early-morning stabbings in northwest Calgary. The stabbings happened around 1:20 a.m. MT on Tuesday at an address in the 100 block of Butler Crescent N.W., police said. According to neighbours, the youths had been celebrating the last day of university classes with a fire in a home's backyard.
  • Russia Tests Multi-Warhead ICBM

    04/15/2014 1:30:39 AM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 4/14/14 | Bill Gertz
    Russia’s military carried out a flight test of a new multi-warhead intercontinental ballistic missile on Monday amid growing tensions with the United States over the crisis in Ukraine. The SS-27 Mod 2 road-mobile ICBM was launched around 2:40 a.m. EST from Russia’s Plesetsk launch facility, located about 500 miles north of Moscow. “The main purpose of the launch is to validate the reliability of a batch of this class of missiles made at the Votkinsk Plant,” Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Yegorov told state-run Interfax-AVN. An unspecified number of simulated nuclear warheads landed at an impact range on the Kura test...
  • Armed guards surround Bundy, supporters fear imminent threat

    04/14/2014 8:50:50 PM PDT · by Errant · 244 replies
    KLAS TV8 - Las Vegas ^ | 14 April 2014 | Lauren Rozyla
    LAS VEGAS -- Local rancher Cliven Bundy may have his cattle back, but his supporters say they are still preparing for an imminent threat. Militia groups from all over the country say they are flocking to the Bundy ranch to protect the family from a feared federal government raid. The Bureau of Land Management allowed Bundy to release his cattle Saturday, after they felt threatened. Bundy now has a whole contingent of armed guards surrounding him 24 hours a day. "They're just there, trying to make sure something crazy doesn't happen to him," Bundy's son Ammon Bundy said. His security...
  • Who will be held responsible for the BLM threatening to slaughter hundreds of innocent Americans?

    04/14/2014 8:02:25 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 153 replies
    During the final standoff at the Bundy Ranch on Saturday, we had a hundred or more militarized government agents and snipers aiming military grade weapons at hundreds of innocent American citizens. And they were being ordered through a public address system to move away or they would be "SHOT!" Their crime? Standing in defense of a Nevada citizen who was being ruthlessly tormented by rogue federal agencies over a twenty year period. The fact that the BLM seemed to be perfectly willing to slaughter innocent Americans using military grade weapons and tactics over “grazing fees” on public lands is a...
  • 3 dead in shootings at Jewish centers in Kansas, authorities say

    04/13/2014 12:44:32 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 366 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 4-13-2014
    <p>Just breaking... FOX says Dispatchers have said at least ONE Dead. Shooting at a Jewish Community Center, where children were auditioning for a play, and at a Jewish Assisted Living Center several blocks away.</p>
  • Citizens Rise Up – The Real Nevada Story the Media Won’t Show You (Video)

    04/13/2014 12:20:16 PM PDT · by montag813 · 280 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 04-13-2014 | Gina Cassini
    Nevada Standoff: April 12th - A historic day when the people rose up and forced tyrants to retreat.by Gina Cassini | Top Right News The media's version of the end of the Bundy Ranch siege is that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) simply "left" the ranch and "returned" the cattle out of the goodness of their hearts. CBS News even outrageously reported that the BLM "released the cattle to help restore order and avoid violence"! This despite widely-seen video of BLM thugs tasing Bundy's son and shoving a pregnant woman to the ground. And the protesters never threatened violence in any way...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 13 April 2014

    04/13/2014 4:30:29 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 84 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 13 April 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows April 13th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): — Reps. Sander Levin, D-Mich., and Charles Boustany, R-La.; Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Panel discussion on the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Reps. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and Elijah Cummings, D-Md.THIS WEEK (ABC): Samantha Power, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations; Gov. Devil Patrick, D-Mass.; Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Reps. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., and Greg Walden, R-Ore.
  • 'Dead, wounded' on both sides in east Ukraine police raid

    04/13/2014 3:45:10 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 58 replies
    Kiev (AFP) - Ukraine's interior minister said on Sunday that both sides had suffered casualties during a raid launched by Ukrainian special forces on a police station in the eastern city of Slavyansk that was seized by pro-Russian gunmen. "There are dead and wounded on both sides. On our side -- an SBU (Ukrainian Security Service) officer. The head of the SBU's anti-terrorist centre has been wounded, as have four others," Interior Minister Arsen Avakov wrote on his Facebook page. "On side of the separatists -- an unidentified number. The separatists have started to protect themselves using human shields." Avakov...
  • Ukraine crisis: Casualties in Sloviansk gun battles

    04/13/2014 3:06:56 AM PDT · by BurningOak · 31 replies
    BBC ^ | 13 April 2014 | David Stern
    Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian armed men have traded gunfire in a battle for control of the eastern town of Sloviansk, the interior minister says. At least one Ukrainian officer was killed and both sides suffered casualties, Arsen Avakov said. Pro-Russian forces took over the town on Saturday, prompting Kiev to launch an "anti-terror operation". Kiev and Western powers accuse Moscow of inciting the trouble. The Kremlin denies the charge. Sloviansk was one of three towns in the Donetsk region to be hit by pro-Russian gunmen on Saturday.
  • Tsunami alert after Solomon Islands earthquake

    04/12/2014 1:29:09 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 54 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 4/12/2014 | staff report
    A magnitude 8.0 earthquake off the Solomon Islands has sparked a tsunami warning for the island nations of the south Pacific, with houses reported damaged in the Solomons. Local officials reported two 1.5-metre waves hitting the western side of Santa Cruz Island in the Solomons, damaging about 50 homes and properties. There were no reports of injuries or deaths. Villagers had gone to higher ground as a precaution. The tsunami formed after the earthquake hit near Lata on Santa Cruz in Temotu province, the easternmost part of the Solomons a three-hour flight from the capital, Honiara. The region has a...
  • Live now,press conference Bundy Ranch [live video action in Nevada]

    User Actions Follow ✨✨ Starr ✨✨ ‏@Gator_Girl_2489 Pay attention people!! WATCH http://www.ustream.tv/channel/thepetesantillishow … #BundyRanch Reply Retweet Favorite More
  • BLM Pulling Out!

    04/12/2014 9:39:30 AM PDT · by Aria · 318 replies
    Fox News | 4/12/14 | Fox News
    Just saw news flash - BLM is pulling out over concerns for safety.
  • NRA endorses McConnell in Ky.

    04/12/2014 9:10:22 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/12/2014 | Rachel Huggins
    The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund announced Saturday it has endorsed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) for re-election in the May 20 Kentucky primary. "Mitch McConnell is a true champion of our Second Amendment rights, leading the fight against President Obama, Harry Reid and Michael Bloomberg's anti-freedom agenda," said Chris W. Cox, chairman of the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund.....
  • Why Putin is dictating terms to Kerry on Ukraine

    04/11/2014 10:31:12 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | April 11, 2014 | By Simon Tisdall
    London (CNN) -- High-level talks to defuse the Ukraine crisis, due to be held by the U.S., Russia, the EU and the Kiev government next week, amount to a big personal test for John Kerry after a notably accident-prone first year as U.S. President Barack Obama's secretary of state. Kerry's State Department failed to see the Ukraine crisis coming and may have inadvertently helped to provoke it. They pushed too hard as the EU moved to cement closer ties with the former Soviet republic. Then, when Ukraine's elected, pro-Russia president was forcibly overthrown, the U.S. barely concealed its satisfaction. The...
  • Sharpton was ‘eager to sell coke’ in the ’80s: pal [yet more skeletons in Al's closet]

    04/12/2014 2:54:31 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | Saturday, April 12, 2014 | Frank Rosario
    ....At the third meeting with Quintana, Sharpton made sure to go alone — wearing a cowboy hat and chomping on an unlit cigar, which was made famous in footage from the FBI surveillance leaked in 2002.... And once he was caught, he had no choice but to wear a wire to save his ample hide from prison. “Sharpton said they could do whatever they wanted with him after that,” Curington said. “Because they had him. Either he worked for them or they put that news out there that he was into coke.”.... Curington said the activist put on a good...
  • BREAKING: Airspace Over Bundy Ranch Now A No-Fly Zone (NOTAM Issued!)

    04/11/2014 8:04:21 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 554 replies
    FAA ^ | 4-11-2014
    NOTAM : 4/1687 FDC 4/1687 ZLA NV..AIRSPACE MESQUITE, NV..TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS WITHIN AREA DEFINED AS 3NM RADIUS OF 364624N/1141113W (MMM71 RADIAL AT 4.3NM) SFC-3000FT AGL LAW ENFORCEMENT INVESTIGATION. PURSUANT TO 14 CFR SECTION 91.137(A)(1) TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT. ONLY RELIEF AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS UNDER DIRECTION OF BLM ARE AUTHORIZED IN THE AIRSPACE. BLM TELEPHONE 702-335-3191 IS IN CHARGE OF ON SCENE EMERGENCY RESPONSE ACTIVITY. LOS ANGELES /ZLA/ ARTCC TELEPHONE 661-265-8205 IS THE FAA COORDINATION FACILITY. 1404112140-1405111434
  • VIDEO: BREAKING Cell Towers Shut Down @ Bundy Ranch Siege

    04/11/2014 5:38:20 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 279 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 11, 2014 | DataBratM82A01
    We're getting reports that the cell towers have been shut down in the area of the Cliven Bundy Ranch. We need your help in confirming these reports as we cannot reach our correspondents on the scene. Please leave your comments below if you are able to verify these claims. VIDEO
  • BOMBSHELL REPORT: Sen. Harry Reid Behind BLM Land Grab of Bundy Ranch (freerepublic credited)

    04/11/2014 3:01:50 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 209 replies
    http://www.redflagnews.com ^ | april 11, 2014 | kit daniels
    The Bureau of Land Management, whose Director was Sen. Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) former senior adviser, has purged documents from its web site stating that the agency wants Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s cattle off of the land his family has worked for over 140 years in order to make way for solar panel power stations. Corrupt Democratic Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) working with the Chinese gov’t to take land from hard-working Americans. Deleted from BLM.gov but reposted for posterity by the Free Republic, the BLM document entitled “Cattle Trespass Impacts” directly states that Bundy’s cattle “impacts” solar development, more specifically the construction of...
  • Obamas pay $98,169 in taxes on income of $481,098

    04/11/2014 2:37:48 PM PDT · by kingattax · 31 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 4-11-14 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama paid $98,169 in taxes on $481,098 income last year, tax returns the White House released Friday show. They paid an effective federal income tax rate of 20.4 percent and donated significantly less to charity than they did the year before. The 42-page document, which included the couple's Illinois state income tax return, shows the Obamas reported donating $59,251 to 32 charities, which helped lower their overall tax bill. The nearly $60,000 in donations represents 12.3 percent of their adjusted gross income.
  • We need your continuing support to keep FR going strong. [FReepathon thread VIII]

    04/11/2014 9:40:18 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 399 replies
    Please keep those donations coming in, folks. We need your continuing support to keep FR going strong. As you know, FR is funded solely by the donations provided by the people who love and use it. We do not depend on advertisers because we don't want them trying to control what we may or may not say. We do not depend on corporate sponsors because we don't want them trying to control what we may or may not say. We do not depend on well-heeled wealthy donors because we don't want them trying to control what we may or may...
  • AP SOURCE: HHS SECRETARY KATHLEEN SEBELIUS RESIGNING AFTER ROCKY HEALTH CARE LAW ROLLOUT

    04/10/2014 3:36:16 PM PDT · by Corporate Democrat · 206 replies
    AP ^ | April 10 2014 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — AP source: HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigning after rocky health care law rollout.
  • So Close: House Rejects Obama Budget 413-2

    04/10/2014 2:56:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 10, 2014 | Guy Benson
    UPDATE- The House has passed the Ryan budget 219-205. The 'Path to Prosperity' received 217 more votes than the president's budget. You can read the GOP's plan here. My summary is here. *** Original Post *** Last we checked in on the budget battle in DC, our post-partisan president was smirkingly denouncing House Republicans' fiscal blueprint as a "stink burger" and "meanwich." The wit! The erudition! With Congress' lower chamber poised to pass Paul Ryan's 'Path to Prosperity' -- which reduces the rate of federal spending increases, reforms Medicare and balances within ten years -- the House first took up...
  • House panel to hold contempt vote on IRS official [Live Thread]

    04/10/2014 5:51:47 AM PDT · by don-o · 434 replies
    AP via WaPo ^ | April 10, 2014
    WASHINGTON — A House committee is voting on whether to hold a former Internal Revenue Service official in contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions at a pair of hearings.
  • House Republicans won't rule out arresting Lois Lerner if Justice Department doesn't

    04/09/2014 6:54:49 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 155 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | April 9 2014 | JOEL GEHRKE
    House Ways and Means Committee Republicans aren't ruling out the use of the chamber's "inherent contempt" authority if Attorney General Eric Holder refuses to act on the panel's accusations against former IRS official Lois Lerner.
  • Rep. Issa Reveals Emails Between Rep. Cummings' Staff and Targets of IRS Investigation

    04/09/2014 3:52:54 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 78 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 9, 2014 | by John Sexton
    The heat in the IRS investigation just went up. Rep. Darrell Issa, head of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent a letter today to ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings in which he accuses Cummings of working to "obstruct the investigation" into IRS misbehavior. The bulk of Rep. Issa's letter is devoted to some recently uncovered emails which demonstrate that Rep. Cummings was seeking information on True the Vote, the voter integrity group based in Texas which became the target of much unwanted government attention. Cummings' staff contacted the IRS in August 2012 to inform them that they...
  • BREAKING: Emails Show Lois Lerner Fed True the Vote Tax Information to Democrat Elijah Cummings

    04/09/2014 2:24:19 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 306 replies
    Townhall ^ | 4/9/14 | Katie Pavlich
    New IRS emails released by the House Oversight Committee show staff working for Democratic Ranking Member Elijah Cummings communicated with the IRS multiple times between 2012 and 2013 about voter fraud prevention group True the Vote.
  • IRS under fire: Vote for Obama stickers, campaign cheerleading commonplace

    04/09/2014 7:06:57 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 68 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9 Apr 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Even as the IRS faces growing heat over Lois G. Lerner and the tea party targeting scandal, a government watchdog said Wednesday it’s pursuing cases against three other tax agency employees and offices suspected of illegal political activity in support of President Obama and fellow Democrats. In one case the Office of Special Counsel, which investigates federal employees who conduct politics on government time, said it was “commonplace” in a Dallas IRS office for employees to have pro-Obama screensavers on their computers, and to have campaign-style buttons and stickers at their office. In another case, a worker at the tax...
  • STABBING at FRANKLIN/REGIONAL HS (Murrysville, PA)

    04/09/2014 4:55:38 AM PDT · by PennsylvaniaMom · 125 replies
    KDKA-TV PITTSBURGH ^ | PennsylvaniaMom
    Breaking news, via KDKA Pittsburgh. Six people (not sure all students or teachers or combination of the two) at Franklin Regional HS in Murrysville, PA. Live feed at link.
  • CLINTON SAYS SHE IS 'THINKING ABOUT' 2016 PRESIDENTIAL RUN

    04/09/2014 1:58:18 AM PDT · by kingattax · 83 replies
    VIDEO AT LINKOn Tuesday, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton admitted during a post-speech question-and-answer session at the Marketo Marketing Summit at San Francisco's Moscone Center that she's thinking about running for president in 2016...
  • Eric Holder: ATF Planning to Use Drones

    04/08/2014 6:28:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 8, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    Attorney General Eric Holder admitted Tuesday that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was in the process of looking at the use of domestic drones. Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, questioned Holder during a House Judiciary Committee hearing, asking the Attorney General if he believed if the Federal Aviation Administration or Congress should regulate of drone use. “Would you think that it would be better that Congress intervene and employ legislation safeguarding the Fourth Amendment, right of privacy basically on citizens or do you suggest as Attorney General that the FAA still control who gets a drone or not?”...
  • Eli Lake Exclusive: U.S. Won’t Share Invasion Intel With Ukraine

    04/08/2014 5:19:38 PM PDT · by kristinn · 23 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Monday, April 8, 2014 | Eli Lake
    American spies have spotted all the signs of an all-out Russian invasion of Ukraine. Why won’t they tell the Ukrainians about the forces on their border? U.S. intelligence agencies now have detailed information that Russia has amassed the kind of forces needed for a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. But the Obama administration hasn’t shared with Ukraine the imagery, intercepts, and analysis that pinpont (sic) the location of the Russian troops ready to seize more Ukrainian land, The Daily Beast has learned. President Obama has repeatedly and publicly expressed solidarity with the Ukrainian people—and warned Russian leader Vladimir Putin that there...
  • John Kerry Defends His Diplomatic Efforts: ‘I May Fail – I Don’t Care’

    04/08/2014 1:29:51 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 61 replies
    John Kerry Defends His Diplomatic Efforts: ‘I May Fail – I Don’t Care’ By Ali Weinberg Apr 8, 2014 4:03pm Appearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Secretary of State John Kerry defiantly defended his diplomatic efforts, saying that while ambitious, they were better than doing nothing. While the purpose of Tuesday’s hearing was to pick through the State Department’s budget, it was Kerry’s record that came under scrutiny as his old colleagues on the committee accused him of taking on too many responsibilities with too few results. “I think you’re about to hit the trifecta,” Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.,...
  • The Beatles - You Never Give Me Your Money (Freep-a-Thon Alert)

    04/08/2014 10:24:37 AM PDT · by xzins · 18 replies
    Bing ^ | The Beatles
    I never give you my number I only give you my situation And in the middle of investigation I break down Donate here to your freep-a-thon:
  • U.S. to trim air, sea and land nuke launchers under U.S.-Russia treaty: officials

    04/08/2014 9:18:10 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 61 replies
    U.S. to trim air, sea and land nuke launchers under U.S.-Russia treaty: officials 11:32am EDT By David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will scale back its land, sea and air nuclear missile launchers under a New START treaty with Russia but not retire a ballistic missile squadron as some lawmakers had expected, U.S. officials told Reuters. The U.S. military will disable four missile launch tubes on each of its 14 U.S. nuclear submarines, convert 30 B-52 nuclear bombers to conventional use and empty 50 intercontinental ballistic missile silos, senior administration officials said on condition of anonymity. The plan...
  • Ukraine authorities say separatists holding 60 hostages in Luhansk building

    04/08/2014 9:23:45 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 14 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 4/8/14 | Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; Writing by Conor Humphries; Editing by Sonya Hepinstall and Giles Elgoo
    Ukraine's state security service on Tuesday said that pro-Russian separatists have placed explosives in a building they seized in the eastern city of Luhansk and are using weapons to hold around 60 people against their will. Pro-Russian separatists occupied the SBU building on Sunday evening in one of a series of attacks in the east of the country. At least nine people were injured when the separatists broke doors and windows throughout the building and raised the Russian flag.
  • GOP’s Alan Simpson backs gay marriage in ad

    04/08/2014 5:54:52 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 101 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/07/2014 | KATIE GLUECK
    Former Sen. Alan Simpson, a Republican, is making the case for a “live and let live” approach to same-sex marriage in a new television ad buy targeting Western states, just as a federal appeals court in Denver prepares to take up the issue later this week. “Whether you’re gay or lesbian or straight, if you love someone and you want to marry them, marry them,” Simpson, of Wyoming, says in the spot. The six-figure buy, sponsored by the pro-gay marriage group Freedom to Marry, is slated to start airing on Tuesday on national cable channels, as well as locally in...
  • Supreme Court Refuses to Take on NSA Metadata Case

    04/07/2014 9:15:07 AM PDT · by xzins · 86 replies
    Softpedia ^ | 7 Apr 14 | Gabriela Vatu
    The US Supreme Court is chickening out and taking a step back from the entire NSA scandal. Rather than making a final decision on whether the bulk telephone metadata surveillance program is constitutional, the Supreme Court has decided to decline the case. Instead, the Court has now left lower courts to contradict each other over the legality of this particular NSA surveillance program. One court, for instance, has described the metadata program as an “almost-Orwellian” effort. In fact, this particular petition brought to the Supreme Court concerns precisely a decision given out by US District Judge Richard Leon, who also...
  • Supreme Court won't hear case on gay wedding snub

    04/07/2014 6:49:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 106 replies
    USA Today | 4-7-14
    Link only: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/04/07/supreme-court-gay-lesbian-marriage-photographer/7304157/
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 6 April 2014

    04/06/2014 4:49:06 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 92 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 6 April 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows April 6th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas; Sen. Tim Kaine, R-Va.; Michael Hayden, a former director of the CIA and the National Security Agency.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Shaun McCutcheon, whose campaign finance case was decided last week by the Supreme Court; Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen, a consumer advocacy group; Michael Mullen, a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.FACE THE NATION (CBS): White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer; Rep. McCaulTHIS WEEK (ABC): Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.; Rep. John Carter, R-Texas.STATE...
  • Ukraine Rejects Gas Price Rise Set By Russia

    04/05/2014 6:56:40 AM PDT · by Fennie · 124 replies
    AGI ^ | April 5, 2014
    (AGI) Kiev, April 5 - Ukraine has declared that they will not pay the price of almost 500 dollars per cubic metre for Russian gas, announced recently by the Russian gas consortium Gazprom. Kiev has also accused Moscow of conducting 'economic' aggression'. "Political presure will prove useless, we are not accepting the price of 500 dollars", Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenuk said during a cabinet meeting. He added: "Russia has not succeeded in conquering Ukraine with military aggression, so now they are opting for an economic aggression."
  • Report: Chinese ship hears pulse signal in south Indian Ocean

    04/05/2014 5:12:29 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 100 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 4/5/14 | Brown, Brumfeld, Spark
    (CNN) -- A Chinese patrol ship looking for signs of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean discovered Saturday a pulse signal with a frequency of 37.5 kHz, state news agency Xinhua reported. "That is the standard beacon frequency" for both so-called black boxes -- the cockpit voice recorder and the flight data recorder, said Anish Patel, president of pinger manufacturer Dukane Seacom. "They're identical." But experts cautioned that no confirmation had been made that the signal was linked to the missing plane. "This could be a variety of things," said oceanographer Simon Boxall, who said the frequency...
  • Ukraine Puts Mothballed Mig-29 Fighter Jets Back in Service

    04/04/2014 8:06:36 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 63 replies
    KIEV, April 4 (RIA Novosti) – Several mothballed Mikoyan Mig-29 Fulcrum fourth-generation fighter jets were returned to combat service in western Ukraine, the country’s Defense Ministry said on Friday. “Specialists of our team have already returned several planes to service,” the ministry quoted an unnamed commander of an Air Force unit near Ivano-Frankivsk as saying. “We are now conducting test flights. Soon, more mothballed fighter jets will take off again.” The state of Ukraine’s armed forces came under close scrutiny when the new government took office in late February, after months of violent uprising. Kiev launched extensive combat readiness checks...