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  • Fiorina: We caught Hillary Clinton red-handed on Benghazi

    11/01/2015 11:01:37 AM PST · by absalom01 · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 0/31/15 4:52 PM | RYAN LOVELACE
    ...Fiorina said anyone who watched the Benghazi hearings knows that Clinton told her daughter that she knew the firefight on Sept. 11, 2012, was a terrorist attack and chose to publicly proclaim blame on a video. The businesswoman turned GOP presidential candidate then sought to distinguish herself from Clinton and portray her candidacy as uniquely capable of combating Clinton's advances. "If Hillary Clinton is forced to run on her track record of accomplishment, or lack thereof, if she is forced by a nominee to confront her lies, on that ground ladies and gentlemen, we will win this election," Fiorina said.
  • Renisha McBride Update: Teen had .218 blood alcohol content when she was shot to death

    11/14/2013 6:15:29 PM PST · by absalom01 · 67 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 14, 2013 4:50 PM | Julia Dahl
    As prosecutors prepare to make an announcement about whether charges will be filed against the man who shot and killed Renisha McBride, a toxicology report has revealed that the 19-year-old had a blood alcohol level of .218 at the time of her death - more than twice the legal limit for driving.
  • Guns, Mental Illness and Newtown

    12/18/2012 11:27:06 AM PST · by absalom01 · 37 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 17, 2012 | DAVID KOPEL
    Has the rate of random mass shootings in the United States increased? Over the past 30 years, the answer is definitely yes. It is also true that the total U.S. homicide rate has fallen by over half since 1980, and the gun homicide rate has fallen along with it. Today, Americans are safer from violent crime, including gun homicide, than they have been at any time since the mid-1960s. ... Real gun-free zones are a wonderful idea, but they are only real if they are created by metal detectors backed up by armed guards. Pretend gun-free zones, where law-abiding adults...
  • Madness, Deinstitutionalization & Murder

    12/16/2012 2:07:20 PM PST · by absalom01 · 42 replies
    The Federalist Society ^ | March 2012 | Clayton Cramer
    For those of us who came of age in the 1970s, one of the most shocking aspects of the last three decades was the rise of mass public shootings: people who went into public places and murdered complete strangers. Such crimes had taken place before, such as the Texas Tower murders by Charles Whitman in 1966,1 but their rarity meant that they were shocking. Something changed in the 1980s: these senseless mass murders started to happen with increasing frequency. People were shocked when James Huberty killed twenty-one strangers in a McDonald’s in San Ysidro, California in 1984, and Patrick Purdy...
  • Retailer who sold to Holmes getting backlash

    07/24/2012 5:20:27 PM PDT · by absalom01 · 29 replies
    SF Chronicle ^ | Tuesday, July 24, 2012 | JIM SALTER
    ... TacticalGear.com filled an order received on July 2 from Holmes, who allegedly opened fire inside an Aurora, Colo., theater on Friday, killing 12 people. Holmes paid $306.79 for an urban assault vest, two magazine pouches and a tactical knife. Chief Executive Officer Chad Weinman said despite its name, the urban assault vest is not bulletproof, but is simply a vest made for carrying accessories. ...
  • Reagan Heckled by Press Corps: Video

    06/19/2012 2:52:12 PM PDT · by absalom01 · 13 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 06/19/2012 | Jeffrey Lord
    You didn't seriously buy into all this horse hockey about the Daily Caller's Neil Munro having violated some sacred rule about interrupting or, as the press would call it, "heckling" the President? Of course you didn't. But what may come as news to some is that for the White House press corps, interrupting and heckling the President is A-OK… provided, of course, it's not President Obama. Here's three videos that offer perspective on how the Reagan-Obama double-standard works. The first is the now oh-so horrifying Obama/Munro episode, seen here. The second ...with Diane Sawyer showing the same clip but something...
  • Teacher facing felony for giving student ‘morning-after pill,’ police say

    02/09/2012 2:11:10 PM PST · by absalom01 · 31 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | February 8, 2012, | Claudia Grisales
    A high school girls basketball coach is facing a felony charge for giving a “morning-after pill” to a student who was worried that she was pregnant, according to an arrest affidavit released today. Tracy Lee Steinberg, 32, has been charged with delivery of a dangerous drug following an investigation into the incident last month at LBJ High School in Northeast Austin, the affidavit said. Steinberg, who also was a math teacher at LBJ, gave the pill to a 16-year-old student who was crying in her class about Jan. 26 because she had unprotected sex with her boyfriend, the affidavit said....
  • Mom Says Mentally Impaired Tot Heartlessly Denied Transplant

    01/17/2012 6:35:36 PM PST · by absalom01 · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan. 17, 2012 | SUSAN DONALDSON JAMES
    Amelia "Mia" Rivera has Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome, a complex genetic disorder that causes mental and physical impairments, and her family said that the 3-year-old will die if she does not get a kidney in the next six months to a year. Mia's mother Chrissy Rivera has said the family is willing to donate a live organ, but Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has reportedly told her that they will not recommend transplantation for the toddler because of her disabilities. Rivera blogged about her daughter's plight last Friday, and now more than 20,000 online supporters from 15 states are petitioning the hospital to...
  • Guns in Public, and Out of Sight

    12/28/2011 12:19:52 PM PST · by absalom01 · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 26, 2011 | MICHAEL LUO
    ... In state after state, guns are being allowed in places once off-limits, like bars, college campuses and houses of worship. And gun rights advocates are seeking to expand the map still further, pushing federal legislation that would require states to honor other states’ concealed weapons permits. The House approved the bill last month; the Senate is expected to take it up next year. The bedrock argument for this movement is that permit holders are law-abiding citizens who should be able to carry guns in public to protect themselves. “These are people who have proven themselves to be among the...
  • Panic?

    09/22/2011 12:38:36 PM PDT · by absalom01 · 17 replies
    That’s what we’ve been seeing on world markets since Thursday trading began in Asia; this morning it hit the US with the kind of sickening thud we remember too well from 2008. Amid the general hurricane of bad economic news a few things stand out. Chinese stocks fell almost 5 percent and key real estate company stocks were down by double digit percentages as fears grow that the long-delayed bursting of the China property bubble is here; the European bank crisis is deepening, with the IMF sticking to its guns about the massive capital losses faced by the continent’s banks...
  • Prop 22: A heated battle for public money

    09/27/2010 4:08:44 PM PDT · by absalom01 · 5 replies
    San Jose MercuryNews ^ | 9/21/10 | Kurtis Alexander
    WATSONVILLE - Like many California cities, Watsonville has trimmed its police force, cut hours at the library and scaled back maintenance at parks. City Manager Carlos Palacios says that's expected during tough times, when tax revenues from business and property owners are down. What's not expected, he says, is having state lawmakers snatch local funds to help balance their budget. "We're getting hit twice. Not only are own revenues down, but we have the state taking our money," Palacio protests. "Some governments that serve more wealthy communities might have a cushion to offset this. But when you cut our funds,...
  • Prop. 20 extends good redistricting ideas

    09/22/2010 2:39:18 PM PDT · by absalom01 · 1 replies
    Desert Dispatch ^ | September 19, 2010 | OC Register Staff
    Proposition 20 is an essential political reform in line with the desires of the voting public. We recommend a vote Nov. 2 in favor of Prop. 20, which would remove the power from members of Congress from California to draw their own legislative districts and place that responsibility in the hands of the state's independent California Citizens Redistricting Commission. ... Voters should be careful not to confuse Prop. 20, which we view as the "good" redistricting proposition, with Prop. 27, the "bad" redistricting proposition. Prop. 27 would essentially undo the good work of 2008's Prop. 11 for state offices, hamstring...
  • SEIU Backs Proposition 19 Pot Legalization In Great Score For Legalizers

    09/21/2010 2:12:56 PM PDT · by absalom01 · 71 replies · 1+ views
    LA Weekly ^ | Tue., Sep. 21 2010 | J. Patrick Coolican,
    One of the state's biggest and most powerful unions, the Service Employees International Union, has endorsed Proposition 19, the November ballot initiative that would legalize pot and its cultivation and distribution. The union has 700,000 members in California. ... the SEIU is a nice stamp of legitimacy that counteracts all the law enforcement agencies and elected officials of both parties who have come out against Prop. 19. This could allow other groups to feel more free to come forward. Game on.
  • Victim of LAPD’s fatal shooting in Westlake was unarmed, witness says

    09/09/2010 4:53:01 PM PDT · by absalom01 · 33 replies
    LA Times ^ | September 9, 2010 | Victoria Kim
    A Westlake resident who said she witnessed the LAPD's fatal shooting of a Guatemalan day laborer said Thursday she saw no knife in the man's hands, contradicting the Police Department's account. "He had nothing in his hands," said Ana, who did not give her last name and asked that her face be obscured on photos and on television because she feared being harassed by the police. "At the moment when the police were shooting, he had nothing." ... Ana, who said she was interviewed by police on the day of the shooting, gave her account Thursday morning in front of...
  • Searchlight vs. L.A.: Rival Rallies Reveal Stark Right/Left Divide

    03/30/2010 6:18:44 PM PDT · by absalom01 · 4 replies · 510+ views
    PJ Media Blog ^ | March 29th, 2010 12:27 pm | Zombie
    On March 27, 2010, thousands of people gathered in the small town of Searchlight, Nevada, for a political rally. Just 250 miles away and seven days earlier, there was another political rally of similar size in Los Angeles on March 20, 2010. The Searchlight rally was generally oriented toward the political “right.” The Los Angeles rally was generally oriented toward the political “left.” Now, if you had only the entrenched media as your sole source of information about these rallies, you might likely assume (without even bothering to investigate) that the right-wing rally was an epicenter of hate, racism and...
  • Some fear GOP is being carried to the extreme

    09/14/2009 8:51:28 AM PDT · by absalom01 · 55 replies · 928+ views
    The Left Angeles Times ^ | September 14, 2009 | Peter Wallsten
    Reporting from Washington - Amid a rebirth of conservative activism that could help Republicans win elections next year, some party insiders now fear that extreme rhetoric and conspiracy theories coming from the angry reaches of the conservative base are undermining the GOP's broader credibility and casting it as the party of the paranoid. Such insiders point to theories running rampant on the Internet, such as the idea that Barack Obama was born in Kenya and is thus ineligible to be president, or that he is a communist, or that his allies want to set up Nazi-like detention camps for political...
  • Hundred of protesters, supporters show up to Schiff's health care meeting

    08/11/2009 11:47:57 PM PDT · by absalom01 · 28 replies · 1,495+ views
    Pasadena Star News ^ | 08/11/2009 | Dan Abendschein
    ALHAMBRA - Hundreds showed up to a town hall discussion on health care Tuesday night, but by the crowd's own admission, few came to learn more about the federal health-care legislation. Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Pasadena, who ran the town hall, opened by asking how many supported the legislation, how many opposed it, and how many were undecided and came to learn more. The first two questions received long sustained shouts and cheers, but the response to the third question was notably quieter. Schiff then urged the crowd to feel free to speak up. "I'd tell you not to be shy,...
  • Hahn seeks to bar new anti-gang policy

    04/07/2007 9:15:19 PM PDT · by absalom01 · 4 replies · 343+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 4/7/07 | Patrick McGreevy
    A new policy of submitting the names of gang injunction violators in Los Angeles for possible immigration enforcement is drawing protests from some community leaders who say the injunction process is flawed because it lacks an easy way out for people who mend their ways. Councilwoman Janice Hahn and several civil rights leaders said Friday that the city attorney's new policy should be suspended until major changes are made in the way that young people are included and removed from gang injunctions. ... "The gang injunctions are highly problematic," said Nora Preciado, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union...
  • Advocates push Congress to ban profiling

    01/28/2007 10:07:56 AM PST · by absalom01 · 13 replies · 544+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 1-28-06 | FREDERIC J. FROMMER
    The repercussions of an airline's decision to remove a group of imams from a commercial flight in Minneapolis could be heard in Congress this year, with civil rights groups pushing Democratic lawmakers to ban racial profiling. The incident happened in November, made national news and reinvigorated an old proposal that got little attention from the GOP. Now, a champion of the legislation, Rep. John Conyers (news, bio, voting record), D-Mich., is chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, which has jurisdiction on the issue. Sen. Russ Feingold (news, bio, voting record), D-Wis., who sponsored legislation to ban racial profiling in the...
  • Cop shooter slain

    12/28/2006 3:58:00 PM PST · by absalom01 · 34 replies · 818+ views
    Long Beach Press-Telegram ^ | 12/28/2006 | Mira Jang
    Unexpected news comes after city offers reward. By Mira Jang, Staff writer Article Launched:  10:58:27 PM PST Police Chief Anthony Batts, Deputy Chief Robert Luna, and Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster announce that Oscar Gabriel Gallegos was likely the man killed in a confrontation with Santa Ana police officers Wednesday afternoon in a parking lot on E. Warner Avenue. Gallegos is suspected of shooting Long Beach Police Officer Abe Yap and Rookie Roy Wade Jr. on Friday. (Stephen Carr / Press-Telegram) LONG BEACH - After exchanging several rounds of gunshots, Santa Ana police officers on Wednesday shot and killed...