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  • Patient in isolation at Queen’s Medical Center, officials say Ebola a possibility (Hawaii)

    10/01/2014 10:27:30 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 20 replies
    KHON2 ^ | October 1, 2014 | Kristine Uyeno
    The Department of Health has confirmed a patient is currently in isolation and undergoing testing in Honolulu. The Hawaii Nurses Association said the person is being treated at The Queen’s Medical Center. Officials told KHON2 Ebola is a possibility, however the patient has yet to be specifically tested for the virus.
  • Report: ‘Consulate source’ says Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi to be released as early as tonight

    10/01/2014 7:57:27 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 57 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 10-1-2014 | Twitchy Staff
    Craig McKee - WISN @McKeeWISN BREAKING: Consulate Source: U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi to be released from Mexico tonight or Thursday morning. #breaking #wisn12
  • Route and flight numbers for Ebola patient

    10/01/2014 4:10:16 PM PDT · by justlurking · 78 replies
    Various sources | 2014-10-01 | Various
    I thought this would be useful information: Departed Brussels 9/20 on United flight 951 at 10:30, arriving Washington Dulles at 18:36. http://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ua951/ Departed Washington Dulles 9/20 at 21:29 on United flight 822, arriving DFW at 00:01. http://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ua822/
  • US Airlines scramble after 100s of passengers had contact with Ebola patient

    10/01/2014 3:45:29 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 228 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October 1, 2014 | By MICHAEL ZENNIE FOR MAILONLINE and REUTERS
    Hundreds of airline passengers were exposed to the Liberian national before he landed in Dallas, last month, as it is revealed that he took at least three flights to get from Monrovia, Liberia to Texas. Officials announced that Thomas Eric Duncan flew through Brussels to get to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport - but no airlines operate a direct flight from the European capital to Dallas, meaning he had to take a connecting flight in between. U.S. officials have refused to release details of his itinerary, including which city he connected through - claiming that none of his fellow passengers are...
  • Secret Service director resigns

    10/01/2014 12:23:26 PM PDT · by pabianice · 107 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/1/14 | Geoff Earle
  • 101st Airborne Troops Headed To Liberia In Ebola Fight

    10/01/2014 9:51:40 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 102 replies
    Military.com ^ | Sep 30, 2014 | Richard Sisk
    The commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division and 700 of his troops will head to Liberia in late October as the military steps up its response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa, the Pentagon announced Tuesday. The "Screaming Eagle" troops from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, will set up a headquarters in Monrovia, the Liberian capital, and will be joined by 700 combat engineers from several commands, the Pentagon said. Once the troops have arrived, Army Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, commander of the 101st, will replace Maj. Gen. Darryl Williams, as commander of the U.S. military response to the Ebola...
  • Woo hoo!! Our 4th quarter FReepathon is now underway!!

    10/01/2014 9:22:21 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 209 replies
    Howdy everyone! October is here, Fall is here, and it's time for our 4th quarter FReepathon!! And it's going to be a great quarter. Elections coming up in November and we get to take the Senate away from Obama/Reid!! I don't blame anyone for not wanting to vote for the GOP-e, but we gotta take care of business first. We must wrest control of the Senate away from the Marxist democrats. It's only business. And our freedom. In the meantime, let's keep the lights on here at Free Republic. FR is funded solely by the donations provided by the people...
  • CDC confirms first Ebola case diagnosed in US

    09/30/2014 1:44:05 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 1,208 replies
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday confirmed the first case of Ebola has been diagnosed in the United States. This story is developing. Please check back for further updates
  • U.S. to give refugee status to limited number of Central American minors

    09/30/2014 1:39:08 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 9-30-14 | JIM KUHNHENN
    AP Article -- link only
  • Oversight Hearing on White House Security 10am ET - LIVE THREAD

    09/30/2014 6:33:49 AM PDT · by Textide · 162 replies
    C-Span ^ | 09/30/2014 | live
    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson testifies before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about Secret Service security protocols following a September 19 White House intruder breach. Hearing starts at 10am Eastern. C-Span Live: http://www.c-span.org/live/ Fox News article: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/09/30/white-house-intruder-made-it-to-east-room-officials-say/ Committee on Oversight and Government reform: http://oversight.house.gov/ Chairman Issa Preview Statement: http://oversight.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Chairman-Issa-Preview-Statement.pdf
  • ISIS militants less than 2 miles from Baghdad, fierce fighting reported near Iraqi capital

    09/29/2014 4:03:51 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 157 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 09/29/14 | Dan Friedman , Sasha Goldstein , Corky Siemaszko
    Fierce fighting has gotten closer and closer to Baghdad, with some reports saying the Islamic State is within one mile of the city limits.
  • Bomb threats reported at 2 Lake County schools, cops say (Central Florida)

    09/29/2014 8:50:16 AM PDT · by Jed Eckert · 21 replies
    ClickOrlando ^ | 9/29/2014 | Daniel Dahm
    GROVELAND, Fla. - Another bomb threat has been reported at a Lake County school on Monday morning, according to officials. Lake County Sheriff's Office said a bomb threat was reported at Clermont Middle School. Deputies and Clermont police officers are on scene investigating. It's not clear if evacuations have been ordered at Clermont Middle School. The second bomb threat report comes hours after students and staff were evacuated from South Lake High School in Groveland. School officials said students, who were taken to the school's football field, were not being released from the campus.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 28 September 2014

    09/28/2014 5:03:33 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 105 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 28 September 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows September 28th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Tony Blinken, deputy national security adviser; Sens. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Angus King, I-Maine. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Pre-empted by coverage of Ryder Cup golf. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Blinken; Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va.THIS WEEK (ABC): House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio; Vice Adm. John Miller, commander, U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet. STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Blinken; Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn.
  • Ex-congressman James Traficant dies

    09/27/2014 11:17:10 AM PDT · by AuH2ORepublican · 139 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 27, 2014 | Washington Post
    Just the banner.
  • Oklahoma Beheader Tied to CAIR-Associated Imam

    09/27/2014 5:14:29 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 106 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 27 Sept 14 | Christopher Holton
    BreitBart.com has a report this morning that indicates that Jah’Keem Yisrael (aka Alton Nolen) the Oklahoma Muslim who beheaded a former co-worker following an argument about the Islamic practice of stoning women has ties to some direct and indirect ties prominent figures in the US Islamic community. Yisrael attended the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City, a mosque affiliated with the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). ISNA is the largest Muslim organization in the US. It was exposed as a Muslim Brotherhood front in documents stipulated to by the defense and entered into evidence in the largest terrorism financing...
  • Seminole County schools evacuated after bomb threats (Central Florida)

    09/26/2014 12:50:20 PM PDT · by Jed Eckert · 19 replies
    http://www.sun-sentinel.com ^ | September 26, 2014 | Gal Tziperman Lotan
    Elementary schools in Seminole County were evacuated this afternoon after receiving bomb threats, a Seminole County Sheriff's spokeswoman said. Deputies evacuated Casselberry, Winter Springs, Lawton, English Estates, Red Bug, Lake Orienta, Forest City and Spring Lake elementary schools, sheriff's spokeswoman Heather Smith said in a statement. It was not immediately clear whether the threats were valid. Deputies are investigating where the calls came from. Officials are reporting that Winter Springs, Forest City and Lake Orienta have been searched and cleared.
  • ISIS fighters getting their butts kicked ---LIVE on CNN.

    09/26/2014 8:40:13 AM PDT · by Dog · 83 replies
    9/26.14 | Me
    CNN is covering a battle LIVE along the Turkish-Syrian border between ISIS and the Kurds....the fight is between two ridge lines... the local kurds are only using small arms and a mortar....but are taking it to ISIS.
  • Flights Halted At Chicago Airports Due To Fire At FAA Radar Center

    09/26/2014 7:09:39 AM PDT · by mykroar · 64 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | 9/26/14 | CBS Chicago
    Flights at both Chicago airports have been halted Friday morning, due to a fire at Federal Aviation Administration radar facility in Aurora. Emergency crews found a man with self-inflicted wounds while putting out the fire. A ground stop was in place at O’Hare International and Midway International airports as a result of the fire. Flights headed into both airports were being diverted to other airports, while flights departing the airports were being delayed. The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said fire investigators were at the scene, as part of the DuPage County Fire Investigation task force. Aurora...
  • U.S. Military Now Allowing Illegal Immigrants to Serve (Obama's Orders)

    09/26/2014 2:40:14 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 95 replies
    The Daily Sheeple ^ | 25 Sep 14 | Daily Author
    According to a newly revealed Department of Defense policy, undocumented immigrants with “high-demand skills” and “mostly rare foreign language expertise or specialized health care training” will now be allowed to serve in the military, USA today reported. The program is called Military Accessions in the National Interest (MAVNI). Immigrants lacking proper documentation will be allowed in if they came to America with their parents before the age of 16 and are approved under President Obama’s 2012 DACA, or Deferred Action for Child Arrivals, policy. Interesting announcement from our government, considering that the Army had just announced back in May that...
  • ISIS plotting ‘imminent’ attacks on subways in US, Paris: Iraq’s PM

    09/25/2014 10:49:17 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 73 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 25, 2014 | 11:34am
    Islamic State terrorists are plotting an attack on US and Paris subway systems, Iraq’s prime minister warned Thursday morning at the United Nations. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said he was told of the plot by his intelligence in Baghdad, and that it was from foreign ISIS fighters in Iraq, according to the Associated Press. “I’m receiving accurate reports from Baghdad that there were arrests of a few elements and there were networks from inside Iraq to have attacks … on metros of Paris and US,” he said. He said the attacks had not been thwarted yet, and he had alerted...
  • Eric Holder To Step Down As Attorney General

    09/25/2014 7:51:25 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 238 replies
    NPR ^ | 09/25/2014 | Carrie Johnson
    Eric Holder Jr., the nation's first black U.S. attorney general, is preparing to announce his resignation Thursday after a tumultuous tenure marked by civil rights advances, national security threats, reforms to the criminal justice system and five and a half years of fights with Republicans in Congress. Two sources familiar with the decision tell NPR that Holder, 63, intends to leave the Justice Department as soon as his successor is confirmed, a process that could run through 2014 and even into next year. A former U.S. government official says Holder has been increasingly "adamant" about his desire to leave soon...
  • 7th Circ. Lifts Injunction On Scott Walker Probe

    09/25/2014 7:22:21 AM PDT · by FlipWilson · 17 replies
    Law360, Los Angeles (September 24, 2014, 8:44 PM ET) -- The Seventh Circuit ruled Wednesday that it is up to Wisconsin state courts to decide whether an investigation into potential campaign finance violations involving Gov. Scott Walker and a host of conservative groups should proceed, overturning a lower court injunction that halted the probe on First Amendment grounds. A three-judge panel called the injunction issued in May by U.S. District Judge Rudolph T. Randa an "abuse of discretion," saying that "this case does not present a situation in which state proceedings may be displaced." The panel directed the lower court...
  • OBAMA ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE ACTIONS TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE AT UN

    09/23/2014 3:32:46 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 133 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 23, 2014 | by CHARLIE SPIERING
    President Obama announced a series of executive actions to fight climate change on Tuesday, during a speech to the United Nations Climate Summit in New York City. Obama ordered all federal agencies to begin factoring “climate resilience” into all of their international development programs and investments. The action is expected to complement efforts by the federal government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to the White House.
  • Conservative Writer Dinesh D'Souza Is Spared Prison Time For Campaign Finance Conviction

    09/23/2014 10:32:30 AM PDT · by drpix · 130 replies
    thesmokinggun.com ^ | 9/23/14 | staff
    Conservative writer/filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza was spared prison time today when a federal judge sentenced him to five years probation for violating campaign finance laws....
  • Live Stream Obama Statement – September 23, 2014 [Media Worship Service]

    09/23/2014 6:33:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 67 replies
    ...Obama will make a statement this morning at 10:00 am ET on the South Lawn. I will live stream it here.
  • Breaking: Tomahawks and Airstrikes Against Syria Commence

    09/22/2014 6:27:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 334 replies
    Fox News | 9/22/2014
    No link now, they are just announcing it now.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 21 September 2014

    09/21/2014 7:21:28 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 56 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 21 September 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows September 21st, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Reps. Peter King, R-N.Y., and Adam Schiff, D-Calif.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Chris Murphy, D-Conn.; Michael Mullen, former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.; Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.THIS WEEK (ABC): Samantha Power, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
  • BREAKING NEWS: Alex Salmond resigns hours after Scotland votes no to independence

    09/19/2014 8:55:10 AM PDT · by Fenhalls555 · 112 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 19 September 2014 | Tom McTague & Matt Chorley
    Alex Salmond this afternoon dramatically quit as Scotland's First Minister after voters rejected independence in yesterday's referendum. The First Minister said he would stand down in November to let the next generation take over the fight to lead Scotland out of the Union. Mr Salmond announced his departure at a press conference this afternoon. He said his 'party, Parliament and country' would benefit from 'new leadership'. But he fired a warning shot at David Cameron not to go back on his promise to transfer sweeping new powers to Holyrood within six months.
  • UKRAINE Crimea: Massive Searches Announced: Looking for "Subversive" Books to Destroy Them

    09/19/2014 8:19:35 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 93 replies
    censor.net ^ | 19.09.14 16:31
    All peninsula schools will be ransacked for the extremist literature. In the self-proclaimed Ministry of Education of Crimea stated that the local education departments in the cities and regions of the peninsula are authorized to conduct an inspection visits with respect to keeping of extremist matter and banned literature, Censor.NET reports citing Hromadske Radio. The list consists of 2,442 items, including books, articles, pamphlets, and even texts of some songs. The law enforcement officials together with experts from the Department of Education shall hold the upcoming revision at schools. In case of banned literature detection, members of the inspection will...
  • Scottish independence: First referendum results declared

    09/18/2014 6:04:31 PM PDT · by blueyon · 264 replies
    BBC.com ^ | 9/18/14 | ?
    The first results are coming in for the referendum to decide whether Scotland should stay in the UK or become an independent country.
  • Reports of mass shooting in North Florida

    09/18/2014 5:16:14 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 79 replies
    WKMG ^ | 9/18/2014
    BELL, Fla. - A mass shooting has been reported in a small town near Gainesville on Thursday night.The shooting was reported in the town of Bell in Gilchrest County, which is about 140 miles from downtown Orlando.It's not clear how many victims were shot, but there are reports that children were among the victims.A news conference is set for 8 p.m. Local 6 has a crew on its way to the scene.Check back for more on this developing story.
  • BREAKING: Four Terrorists Captured on US Border on September 10 – Day Before 9-11 (Video)

    09/17/2014 8:34:48 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 111 replies
    Congressman Jason Chaffetz broke this shocking news Wednesday that four known terrorists were apprehended at the US border in Texas on September 10 – the day before the 13th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks. Chaffetz questioned Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on whether he is “aware of any apprehensions of suspected or known terrorists.” Johnson dodged the question.
  • Hearing on 2012 Benghazi Consulate Attacks [9/17/2014 - 10:00 AM]

    09/17/2014 6:09:22 AM PDT · by struggle · 257 replies
    CSPAN-3 ^ | 9/17/2014 | struggle
    The House Select Committee on Benghazi hears testimony from Homeland Security and Secret Service officials on the implementation of the Accountability Board’s recommendations following the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi.
  • 'Extremely dangerous' survivalist named suspect in Pennsylvania state trooper ambush

    09/16/2014 1:12:50 PM PDT · by lightman · 255 replies
    Fox news ^ | 16 September AD 2014 | Staff
    The suspect in the killing of a trooper and the critical wounding of another outside a rural barracks is a survivalist... Eric Matthew Frein, 31, of Canadensis, Pa., is still armed with the .308-caliber rifle that he used to open fire on the barracks late Friday, State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said at a news conference where he revealed the suspect's name. Noonan called Frein "extremely dangerous." "
  • We’re returning human spaceflight launches to America.

    09/16/2014 7:49:39 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 133 replies
    We’re returning human spaceflight launches to America. Learn who will take crews to the #ISS. Watch NASA TV at 4pm ET http://youtu.be/ceQycm1uCFI
  • Breaking: (New) Gov't Report: Obamacare Funds Abortions

    09/16/2014 5:24:04 AM PDT · by xzins · 62 replies
    CBN ^ | September 16, 2014 | John Jessup
    A new government report confirms what pro-life advocates have long feared: President Obama's health care reform law allows for taxpayer-funded abortions. In a report to Congress, the Government Accountability Office found 28 states with no laws restricting qualified health plans that limit abortion coverage. In Massachusetts, only two of the 111 state-approved plans comply with the historic Hyde Amendment, which prohibits abortion funding except in cases of rape or incest. Five states (Connecticut, Hawaii, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Vermont) don't offer any qualified plans that follow Hyde's precedent, in place since 1977. That directly contradicts the president's 2010 executive...
  • US to send 3,000 troops to Ebola danger zone as Obama administration shuffles mission in Africa

    09/16/2014 2:42:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 186 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/15/14 | By David Martosko
    The United States government is sending thousands of military troops to the west African nation of Liberia as part of the Obama administration's Ebola virus-response strategy, the White House said late Monday night. ....'A general from U.S. Army Africa, the Army component of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), will lead this effort, which will involve an estimated 3,000 U.S. forces.'
  • CDC Issues Ebola Checklist: 'Now is the time to prepare'

    09/15/2014 9:38:52 AM PDT · by scouter · 179 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 15, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, warning hospitals and doctors that “now is the time to prepare,” has issued a six-page Ebola “checklist” to help healthcare workers quickly determine if patients are infected.While the CDC does not believe that there are new cases of Ebola in the United States, the assumption in the checklist is that it is only a matter of time before the virus hits home.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 14 September 2014

    09/14/2014 5:04:58 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 143 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 14 September 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    p>The Talk Shows September 14th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C; Michael Hayden, a former CIA and National Security Agency director.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): McDonough; former Secretary of State James Baker; Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.FACE THE NATION (CBS): McDonough; Secretary of State John Kerry; Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.; Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas.THIS WEEK (ABC): McDonough; Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa; Education Secretary Arne Duncan.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): McDonough; Harkin; Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; Rep. John...
  • UPDATE: One Trooper Killed In Shooting At State Police Barracks

    09/13/2014 12:55:14 AM PDT · by Tamzee · 159 replies
    WNEP ^ | 9/13/14 | Amanda Kelley
    <p>BLOOMING GROVE TOWNSHIP — State police have confirmed there has been a shooting at the Pennsylvania State Police Blooming Grove barracks in Pike County. There is no one in custody at this time. Newswatch 16 has a crew on the scene and we will have more information as it becomes available.</p>
  • Australia raises terror alert level to 'high'

    09/11/2014 9:13:40 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | updated 4:56 AM EDT, Fri September 12, 2014
  • Kansas Supreme Court Will Hear Dem Senate Candidate’s Challenge to Withdraw from Race

    09/11/2014 3:21:11 PM PDT · by centurion316 · 69 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 11, 2014 | Andrew Johnson
    Kansas Democratic Senate candidate Chad Taylor’s effort to get his name taken off this fall’s ballot will be heard in the state’s supreme court, according to reports, the latest twist in a suddenly fast-changing race thought to be a shoo-in for Republicans. Last week, Kansas secretary of state Kris Kobach ruled that Taylor will have to remain on the ballot since he did not demonstrate that he was incapable of serving if elected, a requirement under state statutes. Taylor went on to file a lawsuit against Kobach, claiming an election official helped him prepare the necessary documents to withdraw from...
  • Breaking: TURKEY REFUSES OBAMA REQUEST to Use Its Airbases to Fight ISIS

    09/11/2014 11:39:07 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 213 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/11/14 | Jim Hoft
    Yesterday, Barack Obama stated, “Turkey needs to be involved in coalition against ISIS.” On Thursday Turkey said it will not allow the US to use its airbases to fight ISIS.
  • IU Southeast on lockdown after report of armed gunman on-campus

    09/11/2014 10:45:37 AM PDT · by Bratch · 37 replies
    WDRB.com ^ | September 11, 2014 | WDRB dispatch
    Posted: Sep 11, 2014 1:19 PM EDT Updated: Sep 11, 2014 1:23 PM EDTLOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A tweet from the official Twitter account of Indiana University Southeast states that an armed gunman is on-campus. The tweet stated as follows: "IU Southeast Emergency! An armed person is on campus. Go into nearest room and lock door. Follow instructions from authorities." The claim could not be verified by any official sources. Stay with WDRB News. We'll have more information as soon as it becomes available. Copyright 2014 by WDRB News. All rights reserved
  • Presidential Address on Islamic State Threat (Live thread)

    09/10/2014 4:50:16 PM PDT · by blueyon · 606 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 9/10/14 | Blueyon
    Comment on Presidents address of the Nation...
  • IRS chief: 'Whenever we can, we follow the law'

    09/10/2014 12:20:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 99 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 10, 2014 | Sarah Ferris
    During another grueling hearing on the ObamaCare rollout, the head of the Internal Revenue Service tried to offer lawmakers an assurance about the soon-to-open enrollment period. “Whenever we can, we follow the law,” IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told the House Ways and Means subcommittee on health on Wednesday. Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas), who leads the subcommittee, immediately expressed his concern with the remarks. “I encourage you to follow the law in all instances,” Brady said. Koskinen, who was confirmed as head of IRS last December, has repeatedly faced lawmakers' ire over the agency's targeting of conservative groups. Lawmakers spent a...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz Objects to Democrats Attempt to Repeal Free Speech Protections

    09/10/2014 4:48:50 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 40 replies
    SenTedCruz/YouTube ^ | September 9, 2014 | SenTedCruz
    Sen. Ted Cruz Objects to Democrats Attempt to Repeal Free Speech Protections
  • Letter: Holder Aide Accidentally Calls Issa Staff for Help Spinning IRS Scandal

    09/09/2014 2:36:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 182 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 9, 2014 | Jonathan Strong
    A senior communications aide to Attorney General Eric Holder seemingly called House oversight committee chairman Darrell Issa's staff by accident and asked for their help spinning new revelations about the IRS scandal, Issa said in a September 8 letter to Holder. The aide, Brian Fallon, is a former senior aide to Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and a well-known personality on Capitol Hill. The letter describes Fallon as “audibly shaken” when he realizes his request to leak documents to help get ahead of news stories about them was mistakenly made to the very office he was seeking to undermine. Issa believes...
  • Islamic extremists grab towns in northeast Nigeria

    09/07/2014 2:26:11 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 36 replies
    AOL News ^ | 7/9/14 | Ibrahim Abulaziz & Michelle Faul
    <p>YOLA, Nigeria (AP) - ...Boko Haram, has seized more towns along Nigeria's northeastern border with Cameroon and is adopting a strategy of encouraging civilians to stay, witnesses said Sunday, as the militants pursue their new aim to carve out an "Islamic caliphate" under their black and white flag.</p>
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 7 September 2014

    09/07/2014 5:03:57 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 124 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 7 September 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows September 7th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Mitt Romney; Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas; Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): pResident Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.; Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md.; Henry Kissinger.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; Reps. Peter King, R-N.Y., and Adam Smith, D-Wash.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.; Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.; mayors Michael Nutter of Philadelphia, Marty Walsh of Boston and Kevin Faulconer of San Diego.