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  • Gay premier urges businesses in Indiana to move to Ontario (Canada)

    04/01/2015 8:59:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    TORONTO (AP) -- Ontario's premier, who is openly gay, is urging businesses upset by a so-called religious objections law in Indiana to set up shop in Canada's most populous province. The Indiana law, which takes effect July 1, does not specifically mention gays and lesbians, but critics say it is designed to protect businesses and individuals who do not want to serve gays and lesbians....
  • The Indiana RFRA does absolutely nothing except bring federal RFRA to state level.

    04/01/2015 8:57:10 PM PDT · by fayco9 · 6 replies
    Vanity
    I had an epiphany tonight. I don’t believe that a business owner should have to compromise his believes and participate in a gay wedding. For the past week, I thought the business owners finally got some protection, but I was wrong. This law does nothing to protect Christian business owners from refusing gay couples. First, this law gives standing in court. The problem is does anyone thing that any judge would side with the Christian business owner. Every time I know of, the judge sided with the gay couple. So if any Indiana business denied a gay person or gay...
  • Indiana Pizzeria Closes Over Backlash From Owner’s Anti-Gay Remarks to Media

    04/01/2015 8:24:04 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 24 replies
    Yahoo/The Wrap ^ | 4/1/15 | Matt Donnelly
    Memories Pizza, a takeout restaurant in Walkerton, Indiana, has closed its doors following outrage over remarks the shop owner made regarding same-sex marriage...
  • Standing Up (Target)

    04/01/2015 7:14:57 PM PDT · by matt04 · 17 replies
    In recent days, we’ve heard from you, our guests. You’ve asked us for Target’s thoughts about what it means to have an inclusive culture. You’ve asked us if, given the current conversations taking place across our country, we were taking a stand. And while most of those have been one-on-one conversations as you have called or emailed us, we wanted to take time to share our thoughts more broadly. They are simple. Everyone deserves to feel like they belong. And you’ll always be accepted, respected and welcomed here.
  • A Change of Heart at the White House?

    04/01/2015 6:42:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 1, 2015 | D.W. Wilber
    During today’s unscheduled press conference President Barack Obama responded to a wide range of questions varying from race relations in the United States to the Russian incursion into Ukraine. The president spent over an hour answering questions from the White House press contingent, offering the frankest assessment of his administration’s policies to date. With regard to Israel the president came down strongly on the side of Israel and directed a stern warning against the Iranian regime in Tehran, advising the ruling mullahs that the United States stood shoulder to shoulder with Israel, our staunchest ally in the Middle East. The...
  • Robber Barons, 21st Century Style

    04/01/2015 6:06:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 1, 2015 | Bill Tatro
    When asked who the Vice President of the United States is most people usually hesitate, smile and simply shake their head. To ask who the following men were the response would be almost incomprehensible but most assuredly laughable. Jay Cooke Daniel Drew James Fish Andrew Mellon JP Morgan Joseph Seligman John Jacob Aster Andrew Carnegie Jay Gould John D Rockefeller Played for the Patriots. Had their own reality show. A ‘60’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Group. Many might answer. Historical knowledge is not one of America’s strong suits. Allow me to educate. They were 19th century businessmen who were tagged with...
  • Surrogacy Firms are Selling “Extra” Babies on the Black Market to the Highest Bidder

    04/01/2015 5:53:51 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 6 replies
    Lifenews ^ | Apr 1, 2015 | Rebecca Taylor
    International surrogacy is often touted as a win-win situation. Western couples get a baby gestated for them at a low price, and the women in third world countries get more money than they would normally see in a lifetime. But all we rich western countries have to do is look a tad bit closer and the whole facade falls apart. The women are exploited by signing contracts they cannot read, are kept under lock and key, forced to deliver by cesarean section, and then not paid the full amount they are promised. Some women die. Many of the contracting...
  • Downside Data Surprises in Canada; Bad Weather Up North? How About Recession?

    04/01/2015 5:40:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 1, 2015 | Mike Shedlock
    The string of bad data reports not only applies to the US, economists up North appear to be no better at predicting the weather than US economists. Variant Perception reports Downside Data Surprises Continue in Canada. For the past 6 months, we have been alerting clients to the persistent decline in our Canada leading indicator. This is now showing up in numerous Canadian coincident data releases, with retail sales being the latest to miss expectations last Friday. The economic surprise index is now declining sharply and there is little sign of immediate improvement ahead. PMIs continue to fall whilst building...
  • After Indiana Pizzeria Said They Wouldn’t Cater Gay Weddings, the Backlash Was So Extreme

    04/01/2015 5:40:23 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 75 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | april 1, 2015 | erica ritz
    Crystal O’Connor, the co-owner of Memories Pizza in Indiana, says it may not be safe to re-open their pizzeria after they said they wouldn’t cater a gay wedding. “I don’t know if we will re-open, or if we can, if it’s safe to re-open,” O’Connor said on TheBlaze TV’s Dana. “We’re in hiding basically, staying in the house.” O’Connor recently told WBND-TV, “If a gay couple came in and wanted us to provide pizzas for their wedding, we would have to say no.” She made it clear that they are happy to serve gay customers, but would not be a part of...
  • Ax the Income Tax

    04/01/2015 5:17:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 1, 2015 | Peter Morici
    March Madness, baseball and flowers. Spring in America would be so grand without income taxes and the headaches of filing on April 15. Just about everyone agrees our complex personal and corporate income tax laws are too painful and expensive—tax filing, record keeping and the like costs at least $170 billion a year. They are unfair—billionaire Warren Buffett laments his tax bracket is lower than his secretary’s. And the system kills jobs—although some businesses use political influence to pay a fraction of their fair share, most pay much higher taxes than foreign competitors lest they move factories and other activities...
  • California getting 'second-hand smog' from Asia, researchers say

    04/01/2015 4:55:07 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 56 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 31, 2015 | Sharon Bernstein
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California is suffering from "second-hand smog" drifting in from Asia and other places, researchers said on Tuesday, even as the state's prolonged drought has made air quality worse. About 10 percent of ozone pollution, the main ingredient in smog, in the state's San Joaquin Valley farm region comes from other countries, mostly in Asia, said Ian Faloona, an atmospheric scientist with the University of California, Davis.
  • It's Official: Fed Sees 0.0% GDP Growth In The First Quarter (NO April fools Joke)

    04/01/2015 3:22:58 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 31 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 04.01.2015
    Following this morning's construction spending release from the U.S. Census Bureau, the nowcast for real residential investment growth increased from -1.1 percent to 1.8 percent. This was more than offset by declines in the nowcasts for real nonresidential structures investment growth (-19.3 percent to -22.5 percent) and real state and local government spending growth (0.3 percent to -0.8 percent).
  • ADP: Private-sector job growth of 189,000 in March, 2015

    04/01/2015 3:08:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/01/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    The recent spate of softening economic indicators continues today with the ADP employment report for March. Private-sector job growth came to 189,000, the lowest result in more than a year, and the manufacturing sector dropped for the first time in 14 months:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Private sector employment increased by 189,000 jobs from February to March according to the March ADP National Employment Report®. …Payrolls for businesses with 49 or fewer employees increased by 108,000 jobs in March, up from 103,000 in February. Employment among companies with 50-499 employees increased by 62,000 jobs, up from 57,000 the...
  • Kansas Tax Cuts Expectedly Create More Real Jobs, Higher Wages.

    04/01/2015 2:22:37 PM PDT · by TWhiteBear · 3 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 03/31/2015 | IDB Editorial
    Tax Policy: Liberals threw every punch they had at ,, Sam Brownback last fall, .. Guess who's still standing. From the New York Times to the Kansas City Star, Brownback's agenda was denounced as a failure and a warning to others .. when you try to ride the Laffer Curve and cut taxes. Here's what you won't read today: The tax cut is working. ...job growth in Kansas tied with Utah as the fastest in the nation in February. Brownback cut the highest income-tax rate from 6.4% to 4.8% with the goal of eventually eliminating the state income tax entirely....
  • California governor orders mandatory water restrictions amid drought

    04/01/2015 12:05:51 PM PDT · by dware · 93 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04.01.2015 | AP via Fox News
    ECHO LAKE, Calif. – California Gov. Jerry Brown has ordered state officials to impose mandatory water restrictions for the first time in history as the state grapples with a serious drought. In an executive order issued Wednesday, Brown ordered the state water board to implement reductions in cities and towns to cut usage by 25 percent.
  • Climate Madness: Obama Pledges 28% Emissions Cut To U.N.

    04/01/2015 11:45:26 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 25 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 1, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Climate Change: President Obama's proposal to cut U.S. emissions by 28% over 10 years as America's contribution to a global climate treaty will devastate our economy while doing nothing to reduce temperatures. The "Clean Power Plan" that the Obama administration submitted Tuesday to the United Nations Framework on Climate Change met an end-of-March deadline for contributions to a treaty in the final stages of negotiations. But the proposal, known to climate negotiators as an Intended Nationally Determined Contribution, isn't new. Obama announced the goal of reducing emissions by 28% below 2005 levels by 2025 as part of a joint climate...
  • Americans just aren't spending

    04/01/2015 11:27:12 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | sometime around the end of March 2015 | Paul R. La Monica
    Consumer spending is often called an engine of the United States economy. That engine may be about to blow a gasket. Consumers are sitting on their wallets. The government reported Monday that personal consumption expenditures -- aka consumer spending -- rose just 0.1% in February. That follows two months of declines of 0.2%. It comes at a time when people actually do have a little bit more money to spend. In the same report, the government said disposable personal incomes rose 0.4% in February, after rising 0.5% in January and 0.3% in December.
  • APRIL FOOL'S - Herald/Review partners with Charmin for dual-purpose paper

    04/01/2015 8:49:52 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Matt Hickman
    In an ever-changing media world, where dual purposeness is every bit as important as speed and both more important than accuracy, the Sierra Vista Herald/Bisbee Daily Review has exciting news to announce. Beginning Aug. 17, the Herald/Review, will offer to its subscribers the opportunity to experience the morning news in ways never before felt. Herald/Review publisher Francis Wick announced today that, thanks to a partnership with Charmin, Inc., a subsidiary of Tactile Media International, Cochise County’s paper of record will be additionally printed on rolls of bathroom tissue, complete with convenient cardboard roll for built-in application. “Let’s face it, every...
  • RadioShack co-branding of stores with Sprint wins court approval

    04/01/2015 7:56:40 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/31/2015 | Nick Brown and Tom Hals
    A plan to salvage RadioShack Corp’s RSHCQ.PK business by co-branding most of its 1,740 surviving stores with cellular phone provider Sprint Corp (S.N) earned U.S. bankruptcy court approval on Tuesday, ending four days of contested court hearings. The stores are what survived of more than 4,000 outlets after RadioShack went bankrupt in February. Founded in 1921, the chain was a go-to retailer for electronics before becoming increasingly irrelevant in the digital age. Judge Brendan Shannon, in Delaware bankruptcy court, approved a sale of the stores to the Standard General hedge fund, which plans to keep most of them open under...
  • Energy Department Gives $259 Million ‘Green’ Conditional Loan to Politically Connected Corporation

    04/01/2015 7:29:26 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    National Review -- The Corner ^ | 3-31-15 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    The Department of Energy’s disastrous loan program lost taxpayers at least $780 million as companies like Solyndra, Fisker Automotive, and Abound Solar crashed and burned. But as I write today, after a four-year hiatus, the Energy Department has announced a new fuel-efficient-vehicle loan — a $259 million conditional award to Alcoa. It’s a pretty sweet deal: The Energy Department touts on its website how this loan program “offers attractive financing for U.S. auto industry,” including no application fees, a closing fee of just 0.1 percent, and interest rates estimated at no more than 4 percent. Of course, one might wonder...
  • Will Scott Walker Announce for President Today?

    04/01/2015 7:27:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    P.J. Tattler ^ | April 1, 2015
    The Wisconsin governor has just promised a big announcement for 10 a.m. Central Daylight Time: Scott Walker ‏@ScottWalker 5m5 minutes ago Big announcement coming up at 10:00AM CT. Signup to hear the news first: http://hubs.ly/y0G20x0 – SKW #Forward If so, he would be the second declared candidate for the GOP nomination, along with Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. Two good, strong conservatives who know how to take the fight to the enemy and to their own party, when need be. More, please.
  • Obama Signs Order Creating New Cyber Sanctions Regime

    04/01/2015 6:47:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 1, 2015
    President Barack Obama on Wednesday created the first sanctions program that would allow the U.S. to penalize individuals and entities overseas who engage in malicious cyberattacks and cyber spying. "Cyber threats pose one of the most serious economic and national security challenges to the United States," Obama said in a statement after signing an executive order creating the sanctions regime. The order gives the U.S. the authority to sanction individuals, though no specific penalties were announced. Obama said the sanctions would apply to those engaged in malicious cyber activity that aims to harm critical infrastructure, damage computer systems, and steal...
  • Uniting the Right - The Power of a Unifying Idea

    04/01/2015 6:12:46 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The National Review ^ | November 4, 2013 | David Horowitz
    Internal dissension not only blunts the Republican attack; it hands Democrats a convenient stick with which to beat them. No one on the right, whether conservative or Republican, thinks this is a healthy situation. Why, then, is it the case? What is it that unites Democrats that Republicans lack? Anyone who pays attention to politics can see that when Democrats attack, they speak from the same text, and when they vote, they march in lockstep. If one Democrat says the wealthy must pay their “fair share,” all Democrats do — regardless of the merits of the charge. If their leaders...
  • NFL's secret Super Bowl demands revealed

    04/01/2015 5:50:26 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 34 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-1-15 | Joe Soucheray
    It was noted last week that the National Football League desires an additional $2.8 million in beneficial tax reductions or payments -- beneficial to them -- in addition to the perhaps as much as $30 million in enticements to bring the Super Bowl here in 2018. Mind you, any additional benefits are to be piled on top of the free hotel rooms, the paid-for police escorts, the cases of water and pounds of ice and the scented candles in each suite. I have had delivered to me, anonymously, exactly 153 pages of demands that the NFL has placed in the...
  • Transportation funding bill headed to governor's desk (Massive tax increase)

    04/01/2015 4:12:02 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 17 replies
    wsbradio ^ | Sandra Parrish
    A nearly $1 billion dollar transportation funding bill is on its way to Gov. Nathan Deal after a late night compromise is passed by the state House and Senate.The two sides agreed to convert from a state sales tax on motor fuel to an excise tax of 26 cents per gallon for passenger vehicles and 29 cents for tractor trailers.Semis would also be required to pay an impact fee of $50 to $100 based on weight.“Those trucks are the ones doing the most damage to our roads; we felt like that was a small, nominal fee for them to pay...
  • Supreme Court: Health providers can't sue for more Medicaid money

    04/01/2015 2:26:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 31, 2015 | Paige Winfield Cunningham
    Healthcare providers can't sue states for keeping Medicaid reimbursements low, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. In a split 5-4 decision, the justices said five private companies serving Idaho Medicaid patients can't ask courts to force the state to pay them higher reimbursements. The case Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center was brought by five private companies providing Medicaid patients with in-home healthcare and other services. The firms said Idaho unfairly kept reimbursement rates at 2006 levels, even though care continued to grow more expensive.....
  • Scientists Say New Study Is A ‘Death Blow’ To Global Warming Hysteria

    04/01/2015 1:49:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 31, 2015 | Michael Bastasch
    A new study out of Germany casts further doubt on the so-called global warming “consensus” by suggesting the atmosphere may be less sensitive to increases in carbon dioxide emissions than most scientists think. A study by scientists at Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Meteorology found that man-made aerosols had a much smaller cooling effect on the atmosphere during the 20th Century than was previously thought. Why is this big news? It means increases in carbon dioxide emissions likely cause less warming than most climate models suggest. What do aerosols have to do with anything? Well, aerosols are created from human...
  • Engineer wants to turn dumb pavement into a smart I70

    03/31/2015 10:13:24 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Ledger-Enquirer ^ | March 22, 2015 | Rick Montgomery (Kansas City Star)
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The following is about infrastructure. Don't nod off just yet. To be specific, it's about pavement — basic, boring road surface. In the six decades since Interstate 70 began to creep across Missouri, how we view pavement hasn't changed much. Now meet Tim Sylvester, 33. He sees pavement as an electronic tablet with a concrete touch screen, The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/1MWYIxn) reports.
  • What Makes Indiana's Religious-Freedom Law Different?

    03/31/2015 9:02:13 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | March 30, 2015 | Garrett Epps
    No one, I think, would ever have denied that Maurice Bessinger was a man of faith. And he wasn’t particularly a “still, small voice” man either; he wanted everybody in earshot to know that slavery had been God’s will, that desegregation was Satan’s work, and the federal government was the Antichrist. God wanted only whites to eat at Bessinger’s six Piggie Park barbecue joints; so His servant Maurice took that fight all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which in 1968 decided that his religious freedom argument was “patently frivolous.” Until the day he died, however, Bessinger insisted that...
  • H-1B visa program needs reform

    03/31/2015 8:05:36 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 21 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 31 March 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    Last month, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, held a congressional hearing on the H-1B visa program that eliminated any doubt that some corporations are gaming the system to the severe disadvantage of skilled workers. Last year, the Center for Investigative Reporting reported on abuses of so-called “body shops” — labor brokers who enlist foreign workers abroad, press them into exploitative contracts and cut them undersized checks as they do contract work for established tech concerns that may want to avert the bad publicity. Howard University public policy Professor Ron Hira testified that Washington “inadvertently created a highly profitable...
  • Cheaper Than Coal? Fusion Concept Aims to Bridge Energy Gap

    03/31/2015 7:32:03 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 16 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | October 10th 2014, 5:07 pm | Alan Boyle
              Derek Sutherland / University of WashingtonOct 10 Cheaper Than Coal? Fusion Concept Aims to Bridge Energy Gap By Alan Boyle   Researchers say they've developed a concept for a fusion reactor that could be built for less money than an equivalent coal-fired plant — but they acknowledge that they still have some questions to answer. For example, will the concept really work?The design concept, known as the "dynomak," is the subject of a detailed economic analysis as well as a presentation to be made next week in Russia at the International Atomic Energy Agency's 25th Fusion...
  • The lost nuclear fusion reactor design? Robert Bussard, claimed he'd cracked the problem

    03/31/2015 7:16:11 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 84 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | March 31, 2015
    The lost nuclear fusion reactor design? Guest Blogger / 3 hours ago March 31, 2015 Robert Bussard, one of the giants of the field, claimed to his dying day he had cracked the problemAbove: a homemade version of the Polywell nuclear fusion reactorGuest essay by Eric WorrallNot many people have heard of Robert Bussard, but he was one of the giants of nuclear fusion research. But if an engineering solution for viable small, household size nuclear fusion reactors is ever discovered, they will almost certainly be largely based on Bussard’s work.Bussard’s focus was on a field of Nuclear fusion research...
  • Gay Athletes Planning Protests Over Indiana Law Around Final Four

    03/31/2015 5:00:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 31, 2015 | By Rick Klein
    Several prominent, openly gay athletes will be among those protesting the new Indiana religious freedom law this week, despite Gov. Mike Pence’s promise to "fix" the law before the Final Four begins on Saturday, according to local activists. Olympic diving legend Greg Louganis and former NBA player Jason Collins are among those coming to the state this week for press conferences or other public events. The effort to keep attention on the law around the college basketball showcase in Indianapolis. Rick Sutton, a veteran LGBT organizer and activist based in Indiana, said those who are upset by the new law...
  • Obama Offers Major Blueprint on Climate Change

    03/31/2015 3:47:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 31, 2015 | By CORAL DAVENPORT
    The White House on Tuesday introduced President Obama’s blueprint for cutting greenhouse gas emissions in the United States by nearly a third over the next decade. Mr. Obama’s plan, part of a formal written submission to the United Nations ahead of efforts to forge a global climate change accord in Paris in December. But the plan’s reliance on executive authority is an acknowledgment that any proposal to pass climate change legislation would be blocked by the Republican-controlled Congress. At the heart of the plan are ambitious but politically contentious Environmental Protection Agency regulations meant to drastically cut planet-warming carbon dioxide...
  • Taiwan to join China-led regional bank, Japan says not now

    03/31/2015 2:41:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 31, 2015 5:24 PM EDT | Elaine Kurtenbach
    Japan is not planning to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, its government spokesman said Tuesday, while Taiwan announced it would apply for membership, joining dozens of countries in signing up to an initiative opposed by Washington. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters that Japan, the world’s No. 3 economy, is still seeking answers about how the regional financing institution would be governed. “As of today, Japan will not join AIIB and a clear explanation has not been received from China,” Suga said. The U.S. has found itself isolated in its resistance to the bank, with more than...
  • House Dem calls for tax on sugary drinks

    03/31/2015 2:13:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | Mach 31, 2015 | Christina Marcos
    Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) has introduced legislation to tax caloric sweeteners in beverages as a means of reducing obesity and other health conditions among Americans. DeLauro's bill would impose a tax of one cent per teaspoon of sweeteners like sugars and high fructose corn syrup. Beverages made from 100 percent fruit juice, nutritional therapies and infant formula would be exempted from the tax. Milk, including rice and soy, would also not qualify. The revenue would go toward federal research on diabetes, obesity, tooth decay and other dietary health conditions. DeLauro, who serves as the top Democrat on the House Appropriations...
  • Hillary Clinton replied to drone crash email with furniture inquiry: ‘Sorry!’

    03/31/2015 1:27:32 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 3-31-15 | Douglas Ernst
    Hillary Rodham Clinton’s mixture of personal and work email once resulted in a reply to a crashed drone story with inquiries about home decorations. Files obtained by The Associated Press show that Mrs. Clinton accidentally sent adviser Huma Abedin questions about the attractiveness of shelving units in response to a drone crash in Pakistan. “I like the idea of these. How high are they? What would the bench be made of? And I’d prefer two shelves or attractive boxes/baskets/ conmtainers (sic) on one. What do you think?” Mrs. Clinton wrote, AP reported Tuesday. When Mrs. Abedin then asked if she...
  • Hil on the grill: Gowdy demands Clinton face questions on emails by May 1

    03/31/2015 1:18:54 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 3-31-15 | Stephen Dinan
    The Benghazi investigative committee on Tuesday formally requested former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton give a transcribed interview detailing her decision-making in determining which emails she turned over to the government and why she wiped her email server clean. Chairman Trey Gowdy said Mrs. Clinton’s “unique arrangement with herself” — in which she claimed complete control of government business emails — needs to be explained, and nobody other than Mrs. Clinton can do that. The interview would be behind closed doors, but would be part of the committee investigation’s record. A public hearing would follow eventually, once the select...
  • Hil on the grill: Gowdy demands Clinton face questions on emails by May 1

    03/31/2015 1:18:54 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 3-31-15 | Stephen Dinan
    The Benghazi investigative committee on Tuesday formally requested former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton give a transcribed interview detailing her decision-making in determining which emails she turned over to the government and why she wiped her email server clean. Chairman Trey Gowdy said Mrs. Clinton’s “unique arrangement with herself” — in which she claimed complete control of government business emails — needs to be explained, and nobody other than Mrs. Clinton can do that. The interview would be behind closed doors, but would be part of the committee investigation’s record. A public hearing would follow eventually, once the select...
  • Former CFO now unemployed and on food stamps after his rant against Chick-fil-A went viral

    03/31/2015 12:11:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/31/2015 | Hayley Peterson
    A former executive of a medical device company says a video of him bullying a Chick-fil-A employee has destroyed his career. Adam Smith once earned more than $200,000 a year as the chief financial officer of Tuscon-based Vante. The married father of four is now unemployed and living on food stamps three years after his videotaped rant went viral online. In the video, Smith berates a Chick-fil-A employee for working at a company that supports anti-gay organizations. "Chick-Fil-A is a hateful corporation," Smith said. "I don't know how you live with yourself and work here. I don't understand it. This...
  • Five Things About Hillary Clinton You Probably Didn’t Know (Safe for Work)

    03/31/2015 12:05:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March, 31, 2015 | Michael Schaus
    1 – She’s actually a Bond villain. While this specific fact has not yet been verified by independent sources, it is becoming a more widely-accepted belief in wake of recent events. From her private email server to her use of unofficial clandestine spy rings in Libya, Hillary has repeatedly proven that she has a penchant for scheming that would make Ernst Stavro Blofeld blush. As soon as someone tracks down her secret underground lair, I’ll bring you more details.2 – She is the world’s most gifted commodity trader. In fact, it’s a little stunning this prodigy of Wall Street decided...
  • New York Dairy farmers bemoan lack of illegal aliens

    03/31/2015 12:02:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/31/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    This immigration story takes place far from the southern border and actually hits rather close to home for me, since it’s set in upstate New York. What’s that you say? We don’t have an illegal immigrant problem in the northeast? Think again. Apparently the use of illegal farm labor is still all the rage up here, but it just doesn’t get the same sort of press coverage. Particularly hard hit by a lack of “comprehensive immigration reform” are the dairy farmers. When Mike McMahon’s Latino employees need to go to the bank, the pharmacy or the grocery store, he...
  • Wishful Thinking: "Strong Growth" to Propel Housing Read

    03/31/2015 11:59:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 31, 2015 | Mike Shedlock
    CoreLogic chief economist Dr. Frank Nothaft says Strong Economic Growth To Propel US Housing Market in 2015. The U.S. economy is poised to grow by close to 3 percent in 2015, generating a 3- to 3.5-million-person gain in employment. This job growth, coupled with very low mortgage interest rates and some easing in credit access, is expected to propel both owner-occupant and rental housing activity this year. This heightened level of housing demand should translate to the best home sales market in eight years, a projected rise of about 5-6 percent in the national CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI) and...
  • Who Reads International Liberty?

    03/31/2015 11:16:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March, 31, 2015 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    This is the 6th Anniversary of my first post on International Liberty. In honor of this moment (or at least to recognize a modest amount of endurance), let’s review some data on readership. According to WordPress, there have been more than 8.7 million page views in that six-year period. I don’t know if that’s good or bad, so let’s look at some data that’s more interesting. There’s a site called Flag Counter that monitors the location of readers. I didn’t add it until the end of 2010, and it counts daily viewers rather than total page views, but that’s still...
  • Four TBTF Banks Threaten To Withhold Funds To Democrats Over Elizabeth Warren's Wall Street Rants

    03/31/2015 10:51:03 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 10 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 3-31-2015 | Durden
    Having already proven that their institutions are above the law in the aftermath of the financial crisis, executives at the “Too Big to Fail and Jail” banks have decided it’s time to teach Senate Democrats a lesson. Not being content with trillions in taxpayer backed bailouts to protect and further consolidate virtually all wealth within their oligarch fiefdoms, these bankers are irate at the notion that a commoner would dare criticize their unassailable crony privilege. However, the worst part of this story, is that while Warren is harsher than most of her completely bought and paid for colleagues, she is...
  • Apple Bashes Indiana – But Promotes Business in Countries That Execute Gays

    03/31/2015 10:35:44 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 36 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 03/30/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Apple CEO Tim Cook attacked Indiana this weekend for passing a religious freedom bill. Cook said, “There’s something very dangerous happening in states across the country.” Cook may believe Indiana’s new law is very dangerous towards gays…But it’s not as dangerous as the several countries Apple does business with where they execute gays. Four of the ten countries where they kill gays are on this Apple list:– Uganda– Nigeria– Qatar– Saudi ArabiaIf Tim Cook really wanted to help gays, he might want to focus on the Apple customers who execute them.
  • Dividends Provide a Safe Haven in Volatile Markets

    03/31/2015 10:40:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March, 31, 2015 | Brian Perry
    Downbeat U.S. data has weighed on cyclical stocks during the past week. With the exception of the labor market data, most data has been consistently soft. U.S. economic data have been falling short of expectations by the largest margin since 2009. The latest reports to disappoint were Durable Goods for February, down 1.4% versus a consensus projected gain of 0.4%. And the Commerce Department reduced its third and final revision for fourth quarter gross domestic product (GDP) to 2.2%, worse than consensus expectations of 2.4%. Since energy prices were sharply lower in Q4, it seems clear that the domestic economy...
  • Pence Buckles Under Powerful Gay/Media Blitzkrieg

    03/31/2015 10:04:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 117 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 30, 2015 | Austin Ruse
    Governor Mike Pence of Indiana seems to have caved into enormous pressure and will ask the state legislature for new legislation to make it clear that Christian florists and bakers could be forced to participate in weddings that violate their religious beliefs.Last week, Indiana joined 19 other states and the federal government by enacting a law to protect religious believers from governmental encroachment on religious freedom. Such legislation was cited in the recent Supreme Court Hobby Lobby decision that determined religious employers could not be forced to supply abortion drugs to employees under ObamaCare.In a packed press conference this morning,...
  • Obama Offers Major Blueprint on Climate Change

    03/31/2015 9:50:49 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 65 replies
    NYT ^ | March 31, 2015 | By CORAL DAVENPORT
    WASHINGTON — The White House on Tuesday morning unveiled President Obama’s blueprint for cutting United States greenhouse gas pollution by nearly a third over the next decade. Mr. Obama’s plan, part of a formal submission to the United Nations ahead of efforts to forge a climate change accord in Paris in December, detailed the United States side of an ambitious joint climate change pledge the president made in November in Beijing with the Chinese president Xi Jinping. In an effort to spur other countries to enact their own domestic climate change plans leading to the Paris accord, the leaders of...
  • Ted Cruz Can’t Do What Glenn Beck Says

    03/31/2015 7:46:03 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 40 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/26/2015 | W. James Antle III
    Less than a week after leaving the Republican Party, Glenn Beck had something to say about how Ted Cruz should approach the primaries. Leave Scott Walker and Rand Paul alone. Otherwise, Beck warned, “we’re just going to end up with Jeb Bush.” (Bill O’Reilly was skeptical about Beck’s whole GOP-leaving business.) Cruz professed his admiration for Paul and Cruz, but didn’t quite commit to refrain from criticizing them. That’s because he can’t. The Republican presidential race can be split into the conservative primary and the establishment primary. Beck isn’t wrong that a divided conservative vote could benefit Bush, but there...