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  • Clinton ran own computer system for her official emails (sneaky thunderthighs!)

    03/04/2015 8:18:46 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 19 replies
    AP ^ | 03/04/15 | By JACK GILLUM and TED BRIDIS
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The computer server that transmitted and received Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails - on a private account she used exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state - traced back to an Internet service registered to her family's home in Chappaqua, New York, according to Internet records reviewed by The Associated Press. The highly unusual practice of a Cabinet-level official physically running her own email would have given Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate, impressive control over limiting access to her message archives. It also would distinguish Clinton's secretive email practices as far more sophisticated than...
  • VA Secretary Apologizes for Saying He Served in Special Forces

    02/24/2015 7:34:12 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | 02/24/15 | PAUL H.B. SHIN
    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald apologized today for mistakenly saying in a videotaped exchange with a homeless man that he had served in the special forces, though his service was entirely with the 82nd Airborne Division. "Secretary McDonald has apologized for the misstatement and noted that he never intended to misrepresent his military service," a White House officials told ABC News. "We take him at his word and expect that this will not impact the important work he's doing to promote the health and well-being of our nation's veterans." The exchange with the homeless man was part of a report...
  • America Shouldn’t Tolerate ‘Biden Being Biden’

    02/20/2015 7:24:47 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 35 replies
    Time.com ^ | 02/18/15 | Karol Markowicz
    The only reason Joe Biden gets away with getting handsy with women is because he has a (D) after his name There isn’t anything new about men in positions of power behaving inappropriately. A handsy boss, who has no filter and no fear of offending, is a staple of old movies and shows like Mad Men. For much of history people just looked the other way. These men were too powerful, to criticize them was to cross them, and to cross them might mean a lot of trouble for the whistleblower. Your career might be lost, your family ostracized.
  • How One Nebraska Woman Lost Her Health Insurance Three Times Under Obamacare

    02/18/2015 8:44:51 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 5 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 02/17/15 | Melissa Quinn
    The day after Christmas, Weldin, of Minatare, Neb., had logged on to Facebook to find a message from a friend of hers. Included in the note was a link to an article from the Omaha World-Herald announcing that CoOportunity Health, a nonprofit health insurance company offering plans in Nebraska and Iowa, had been taken over by state regulators. The insurer, one of 23 Consumer Operated and Oriented Plans, or co-ops, started with the backing of the federal government and received $145 million in loans from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. But, CoOportunity’s expenses and medical claims would far...
  • RNC to Hillary: Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are

    02/10/2015 8:45:55 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 43 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 02/10/15 | Daniel Halper
    The Republican National Committee is looking for Hillary Clinton. Which is why, according to a memo they've sent to the press, they're asking, “Where’s Hillary?” "We’ve noticed it. You’ve noticed it: Hillary Clinton is hiding," reads the memo from Sean Spicer, communications director. "Potential Republican presidential candidates are out in public, speaking to voters, and sharing their ideas. But Hillary Clinton is nowhere to be found." Well, we do know she tweeted. Hillary’s only public appearances in 2015 have been in Canada. And in the previous year, almost every public appearance she made came with huge speaking fees—a quarter million...
  • University of California student government passes resolution to divest – FROM AMERICA (Get a job?)

    02/09/2015 9:18:47 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 34 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 02/09/15 | Jennifer Kabbany
    The University of California Student Association board – which represents all 233,000 students enrolled in the UC system’s 10 campuses – approved a resolution on Sunday that calls on the system’s leaders to financially divest from the United States. The measure cited alleged human rights violations by America such as drone strikes that have killed civilians, and claimed the country’s criminal justice system is racist, among other accusations. The “Resolution Toward Socially Responsible Investment at the University of California” passed with an overwhelming majority vote of 11-1-3.
  • Pilot of Brian Williams’ flight: All that hit us was dust (Lyin Brian was on Iwo Jima?)

    02/06/2015 7:17:36 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 66 replies
    NYPost.com ^ | 02/05/15 | Chris Simeone
    I was the pilot in command of the flight that carried Brian Williams into Iraq in March 2003. The mission was to deliver bridges to the Objective Rams region in order to support our ground-force advancement. We were briefed that we would be operating forward of the line of troops and that the objective was unsecure. We were a flight of two, and I was the rear aircraft. Our flight to Objective Rams was uneventful, with the exception of a desert dust storm that caused deteriorating conditions not suitable for flight. We determined that we would not make it back...
  • Health Insurer Anthem Hit by Hackers

    02/05/2015 7:49:41 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 02/04/15 | By Anna Wilde Mathews and Danny Yadron
    Anthem Inc., the country’s second-biggest health insurer, said hackers broke into a database containing personal information for about 80 million of its customers and employees in what is likely to be the largest data breach disclosed by a health-care company. Investigators are still determining the extent of the incursion, which was discovered last week, and Anthem said it is likely that “tens of millions” of records were stolen. The health insurer said the breach exposed names, birthdays, addresses and Social Security numbers but doesn’t appear to involve medical information or financial details such as credit-card or bank-account numbers, nor are...
  • John Kerry Worst Secretary Of State, Foreign Policy Ivory Tower Survey Shows (Who knew?)

    02/05/2015 7:18:10 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 16 replies
    Internatinal Business Times ^ | 02/05/15 | Howard Koplowitz
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has been the least effective person to hold that post in the past 50 years, according to results of Foreign Policy’s Ivory Tower survey, a poll of 660 U.S. international relations scholars released Thursday. Only two said Kerry was the most effective secretary of state. The survey didn’t have scholars give explanations for their rankings, which had former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger as the most effective secretary of state of the past five decades. More than 32 percent of the surveyed scholars, or 213 of them, gave Kissinger that distinction. Nearly 20...
  • A Marijuana First: Pot Vending Machines Dispense Weed (In weed happy Seattle!)

    02/04/2015 8:40:18 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 28 replies
    NBC News ^ | 02/04/15 | By Miranda Leitsinger
    Weed history is being made in Seattle: the first vending machines to dispense marijuana flower buds debuted Tuesday. The machines, called ZaZZZ, are being placed in medical pot dispensaries, which helps to verify customer's age and identity since medical marijuana cards are required to enter the centers, said Greg Patrick, a spokesman for the maker of ZaZZZ, American Green. Though vending machines appeared for the first time in Colorado last year, those sold only edibles, or cannabis-infused foods, and not the plant's flower buds that are so often associated with smoking pot.
  • Nearly 1 MILLION border-crossing illegal immigrants have received US work permits

    02/03/2015 8:20:10 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 12 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 02/02/15 | David Martosko
    More than 957,000 immigrants who crossed the U.S. border illegally have received work permits since Barack Obama became president, a shocking report revealed on Monday. The Center for Immigration Studies uncovered documents through a Freedom of Information Act request, showing that more than 5.5 million new work permits were issued to aliens overall from 2009 to 2014. That was more than the number of green cards – lawful permanent residence authorizations – and temporary worker admissions in those years. The organization called it 'a huge parallel immigrant work authorization system outside the limits set by Congress that inevitably impacts opportunities...
  • CBS Evening News Omits AG Nominee Loretta Lynch Saying Illegals Have a Right to Work in America

    01/29/2015 9:50:06 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 34 replies
    MRC NewsBusters ^ | 01/29/15 | Curtis Houck
    On Wednesday, the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley was the lone network evening newscast to cover the confirmation hearings of Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch before the Senate Judiciary Committee and while that was the case, it was not without bias. Even though CBS News congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes featured numerous soundbites from Senate Republicans questioning Lynch, she failed to include how Lynch stated her support for people being able to seek work in the United States, regardless of their legal status. -
  • Administration Official Criticizes Israeli Ambassador Over Netanyahu Visit

    01/29/2015 8:39:31 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | 01/28/15 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
    The Obama administration, after days of mounting tension, signaled on Wednesday how angry it is with Israel that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accepted Republican leaders’ invitation to address Congress on Iran without consulting the White House. The outrage the episode has incited within President Obama’s inner circle became clear in unusually sharp criticism by a senior administration official who said that the Israeli ambassador, Ron Dermer, who helped orchestrate the invitation, had repeatedly placed Mr. Netanyahu’s political fortunes above the relationship between Israel and the United States.
  • Measles Outbreak That Started In California Expanding

    01/23/2015 11:37:42 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 26 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | 01/22/2015 | Staff
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A health warning. The extremely contagious measles virus is back. An outbreak that started at Disneyland is starting to sweep the country. Christie Ileto has the push for children to get vaccinated. Measles was thought to have been eliminated in the U.S. 15 years ago. Now its back, targeting those who haven’t been immunized. The outbreak that started in California’s Disneyland is expanding. At least 75 cases of measles span six states. “It’s scary to think the happiest place on Earth is infected with measles,” one Disney employee said. For this Disney employee, knowing co-workers are infected...
  • Netanyahu ‘spat in our face,’ White House officials said to say (Boo Hoo White House!)

    01/23/2015 9:43:04 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 24 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 01/23/2015 | By Times of Israel staff
    PM ‘will pay price’ for spat over Congress address; Obama said to have asked him to tone down pro-sanctions rhetoric; Wash. Post: Kerry’s enthusiasm for defending Israel may wane The White House’s outrage over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to speak before Congress in March — a move he failed to coordinate with the administration — began to seep through the diplomatic cracks on Friday, with officials telling Haaretz the Israeli leader had “spat” in President Barack Obama’s face. “We thought we’ve seen everything,” the newspaper quoted an unnamed senior US official as saying. “But Bibi managed to surprise
  • Trophy Catch-22: Angler's Record-Breaking Trout Can't Be a Record

    01/22/2015 11:54:14 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 34 replies
    Field and Stream ^ | 01/20/15 | Ben Romans
    On January 8, Idaho angler Larry Warren caught and released a 28-pound rainbow trout from the Clearwater River near Orofino. It was a fish big enough to best the current state record—set in 2009—by 8 pounds, if it weren’t for a few "technical" circumstances governing the handling of wild fish and how the state evaluates records. Many news outlets are running headlines about the release of this record-sized fish, but few are explaining the regulations that mandated Warren's actions. In an exclusive interview with F&S, the Idaho Fish and Game Department’s Clearwater Region fishery manager, Joe DuPont, clarified the situation.
  • Michael Moore: I Was Taught Snipers Were "Cowards"... Fat Pig Dufus alert!

    01/20/2015 1:10:23 PM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 46 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 01/19/15 | The Hollywood Reporter Staff
    Michael Moore has taken to Twitter to share his thoughts on snipers. The Fahrenheit 9/11 director wrote that he grew up being told that snipers are cowardly. "My uncle killed by sniper in WW2," Moore wrote. "We were taught snipers were cowards. Will shoot you in the back." Read MoreBox Office: How 'American Sniper' Played Like a Superhero Movie "Snipers aren't heroes," he continued. "And invaders are worse." Moore spoke directly about director Clint Eastwood's film American Sniper on his Facebook page. He praised the film for star Bradley Cooper's performance and for its antiwar sentiment, but he also wrote:...
  • Report: Broncos let entire coaching staff go

    01/13/2015 8:04:30 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 32 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | 01/12/15 | Mike Florio
    Well, that escalated quickly. According to Vic Lombardi of CBS 4 in Denver, the “mutual parting” between the Broncos and coach John Fox has been chased by the release of the entire coaching staff. It was believed that defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio was in trouble. Instead, everyone is gone. That includes offensive coordinator Adam Gase, who currently is under consideration for multiple head-coaching jobs elsewhere. So if the Broncos, who know Gase better than anyone, have just fired him, why would anyone else hire him to be the head coach?
  • White House: Should have sent high official to Paris march

    01/12/2015 1:11:56 PM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 48 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 01/12/15 | Julie Pace
    In a rare public admission of error, the White House said Monday the U.S. should have sent a high-level official to an anti-terror march in Paris that was attended by more than 40 world leaders. represented Sunday by the U.S. ambassador to France, though Attorney General Eric Holder was in Paris for security meetings. "It's fair to say we should have sent someone with a higher profile," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. Secretary of State John Kerry was on a long-planned trip to India on Sunday but now will visit France later this week. The White House appeared to...
  • Obama's Free Community College Idea May Be Hard Sell

    01/09/2015 11:26:01 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 45 replies
    ABC News ^ | 01/09/15 | Devin Dwyer
    Free community college for all. Conversation-starter? Definitely. Political possibility? Not any time soon. President Obama unveiled the idea in a video posted to Facebook on Thursday night. But administration officials provided no price tag, no legislation, and little evidence of Republican support on Capitol Hill. But the White House says that’s beside the point at this stage. The president hopes “to start a conversation,” Obama domestic policy adviser Cecilia Munoz told reporters.
  • California's soaring healthcare costs bode ill for the budget

    01/09/2015 6:59:18 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 9 replies
    LA Times ^ | 01/08/15 | Chris Megerian
    California's budget, which bounced back after years of deficits, is now being squeezed by rising healthcare costs for the poor and for retired state workers.. The mountain of medical bills threatens to undermine Gov. Jerry Brown's efforts to strengthen state finances — his central promise of the past four years. Enrollment in the state's healthcare program for the poor, known as Medi-Cal, has exploded by 50% since President Obama's signature law took effect. Although the federal government picks up most of the tab, state costs have also been growing, and faster than expected.
  • Obama: Keystone benefits for U.S. consumers, workers nominal (More crap sandwich advice)

    12/19/2014 1:34:17 PM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/19/14 | Staff
    U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday that construction of the Keystone XL pipeline to transport crude oil from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast would only nominally benefit American consumers and workers. "There is very little impact - nominal impact - on U.S. gas prices, what the average American consumer cares about," Obama told reporters during an end-of-year press conference. In his strongest comments on the Canada-to-U.S. pipeline to date, Obama picked apart some of the most common arguments proponents have used to urge the president to approve it: that it would create jobs, lower domestic gasoline prices and...
  • Picture Of Bill Clinton With Young Blonde Goes Viral (Hillary Alert!...Who's your Daddy?)

    12/18/2014 1:55:56 PM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 207 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 12/17/14 | Staff
    Is Slick Willie up to his old tricks? Some Twitter comedians seem to think so. This picture above purports to be the former president standing next to the wife and daughter of New York City grocery magnate John Catsimatidis, the owner and CEO of Gristedes Foods, the largest grocery chain in Manhattan, along with other ventures. This Bill Clinton image ran wild across social media, and for whatever reason, the wife was cropped out in some of the retweets. “It was at a recent function with the Catsimatidis family that the buzz-building photo was apparently taken, with the former president...
  • Michael Brown Star Witness Gets Government Job - Robbery and lying pay off...

    12/11/2014 7:21:21 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 36 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 12/11/14 | Yehuda Remer
    The father of the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot,” slogan has just been employed by the United States government. Dorian Johnson, the star witness to the Michael Brown shooting and the man who was assisting Brown during the strong-arm robbery moments before Brown was killed, has been hired by the city of St. Louis. According to STltoday.com, “Jeff Rainford, Mayor Francis Slay's chief of staff, has confirmed that Johnson was hired under a state grant through the city's Agency on Training and Employment, or SLATE.” Meeting the low income eligibility requirements, the 22-year-old will be holding the temporary position and will...
  • Clinton's stock declining in futures market

    12/04/2014 11:57:05 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/04/14 | Michael Barone
    Is the market in Hillary Clinton futures collapsing? Quite possibly so. A year ago Clinton seemed likely to become the next president. Presumably she and her husband had not yet started to call themselves, Bush style, 42 and 45. But she had an overwhelming lead in the polls for the Democratic nomination and was getting 50 percent or more in most polls against possible Republican candidates in general election pairings. Ratings of Clinton’s performance as secretary of state were positive. She seemed poised to hold and add onto Barack Obama’s 2008 and 2012 majorities.
  • Sessions: House GOP Is ON the Verge Of Breaking 2014 Campaign Promises

    12/03/2014 10:30:58 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 36 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 12/02/14 | Joel Gehrke
    Senator Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.) suggested that House Republicans are on the verge of breaking their campaign promise to fight President Obama’s administrative amnesty, judging by the legislative text currently being circulated. Sessions said that the proposed language “fails to meet [the] test” established by Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus, who promised earlier this year that the GOP would do everything possible to thwart Obama’s executive orders. “The executive amnesty language is substantially weaker than the language the House adopted this summer, and does not reject the central tenets of the President’s plan: work permits, Social Security and Medicare...
  • The EPA pours on the pain with new ozone regulations

    12/03/2014 8:28:10 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 19 replies
    Searching Wall Street ^ | 12/03/14 | Diana Furchtgott-Roth
    Oil companies are getting thrashed by falling oil prices. Some analysts predict that there will be no new net investment in the U.S. oil and gas industry in 2015, and the possibility of declining investment in 2016. At the same time, the Environmental Protection Agency is pummeling the industry with a new set of National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone (NAAQS), released the day before Thanksgiving. Congress has little control over oil prices, which are set in world markets, but it does have authority over the EPA. The EPA’s new 626-page ozone regulation, accompanied by a 575-page Regulatory Impact...
  • Transportation Index down 250 points...? Whoa!

    12/01/2014 11:35:03 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 18 replies
    A top or buying opportunity...?
  • Drunken bicyclist arrested at Florida Taco Bell drive-thru

    11/20/2014 1:59:56 PM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 28 replies
    Eyewitness News ^ | 11/20/14 | Staff
    NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- No bicycles in the drive-through lane. Police in Florida busted a man who insisted on getting his Taco Bell order, even though employees said no bikes were allowed. New Smyrna Beach police said Gabriel Harris, 33, was denied service in the drive-thru just after 3 am Sunday, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports. The fast-food workers called the cops after Harris refused to leave.
  • Cops: 350-Pound Thief In Motorized Scooter Caught Sitting On Stolen Walmart Steaks

    11/19/2014 9:58:42 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 74 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 11/19/14 | Staff
    A 350-pound Walmart shopper was arrested yesterday after he was found sitting atop five stolen rib eye steaks in the seat of a motorized scooter that he was riding around the South Carolina store. Rodney Fowler, 43, was spotted Tuesday afternoon placing the steaks in his scooter by a Walmart loss prevention officer, according to a police report. “Suspect sat on the steaks and exited the store passing all points of sale, without attempting to pay for said merchandise,” cops noted.
  • Climate change supporters suffer losses (Flushed a lot of money down the terlet!)

    11/05/2014 11:00:43 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/05/14 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    Despite millions spent to make climate change a wedge issue during the midterms, environmentally friendly candidates didn’t fare well on Election Day. Green groups funneled an unprecedented amount of money into top Senate races that determined control of the upper chamber but fell short. The nation’s top environmental groups including the League of Conservation Voters, the Sierra Club, the Environmental Defense Fund, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and billionaire Tom Steyer’s NextGen Climate spent at least $85 million on six Senate races. Out of those six races, only two candidates willing to take action on climate change won their races....
  • Obama delivers campaign speech to mostly empty venue (Ha! Ha!)

    11/03/2014 2:31:30 PM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 59 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/03/14 | By Cheryl K. Chumley
    Obama’s Pennsylvania stop for gubernatorial hopeful Tom Wolf was a subpar affair in terms of turnout, with only about a quarter of the seats at the venue taken — a sharp contrast to the commander-in-chief’s earlier politicking days of packed stadiums. The White House pool report said that Mr. Obama’s speech at a basketball arena in Philadelphia was markedly empty — and that was after those prepping the venue partitioned off several hundred seats to make the speaking area smaller and more intimate. Press in attendance even noted that the floor area was dotted with spaces.
  • Antares rocket explosion: The question of using decades-old Soviet engines

    10/29/2014 8:19:42 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 46 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/29/14 | Terrence McCoy
    The tale of the engines that propelled the Antares rocket, which exploded in a spectacular ball of flame in Virginia Tuesday night, begins four decades ago, thousands of miles away, in the land of communism and Sputnik. There, in the Soviet Union, rocket scientists conceived and built dozens of rocket engines meant to power Russian astronauts into the cosmos. But it didn’t work out that way. Instead, all four launches of the mighty N1 Soviet rocket, which used an earlier iteration of the first-stage engines used in Thursday’s launch, failed between 1969 and 1972. And as the Soviet Union abandoned...
  • Dow now down 434...? Thanks Obama!

    10/15/2014 10:21:18 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 82 replies
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  • Obama raises money at a tongue-tied Gwyneth Paltrow's home (MEGA Barf alert!)

    10/10/2014 9:29:04 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 26 replies
    Gwyneth Paltrow has won numerous awards for her acting, but speaking apparently came with some difficulty Thursday with President Barack Obama standing beside her. "You're so handsome that I can't speak properly," the actress, singer and food writer gushed after introducing Obama to several hundred supporters seated on white fold-out chairs in the lush backyard of her home in the movie star haven of Brentwood, a neighborhood in Los Angeles. In a not-so-subtle reference to her "conscious uncoupling" earlier this year from husband Chris Martin, Paltrow said it was a "profound honor" to have Obama in the home she shares...
  • What's making the stock market act so crazy?...Oh please!Why did it take this long?

    10/10/2014 8:56:58 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 8 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/09/14 | Jeff Mack
    It’s not your imagination: the stock market has gone a little bonkers lately. This week alone the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) plummeted 272 points on Tuesday, rocketed back 274 points Wednesday and sank more than 330 points today. October has already recorded five days where stocks moved more than 1%. That’s as many 1% moves as we saw in the prior five months combined. So why are stocks so crazy? There’s no set answer but here are three of the most obvious explanations making the rounds on Wall Street.
  • President Obama Wreaks Vehicular Havoc Today En Route To Gwyneth Paltrow Fundraiser Dinner

    10/09/2014 9:49:58 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 34 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 10/09/14 | Lisa de Moraes
    Los Angelenos will have lots of time on the roads this afternoon to contemplate the midterm elections when President Obama flies in for one of those “Hollywood fundraisers” news outlets love to sniff at — especially this one, at the home of Gwyneth Paltrow. Gwyneth’s Brentwood neighborhood was festooned with Obama Drone non-fan posters in anticipation of the president’s visit — tickets to which raised $1K to $32K per head for the Democratic National Committee, depending on whether the ticket holder wanted to actually get dinner as well as a photo with Obama. Press already is reporting that Obama plans...
  • 10 mile spacecraft and 60 mile highway discovered in 1968 moon photo?

    10/06/2014 8:15:45 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 101 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 10/05/14 | Staff
    A 1968 photo taken during a Lunar Orbiter mission to the moon shows what appears to be a spacecraft that is at least 10 miles (16 km) long resting inside the Crater Manlius. The photo was the subject of a Youtube video that was released on October 4 that shows various close ups and light contrasts of the apparent spacecraft. Most of the object is well illuminated by the sun, but the rest is in the shadows of the crater which is approximately 20 miles (34 km) in diameter, What appears to be a spacecraft cockpit is in shadows. According...
  • Clinton feels 'grandmother glow' from Charlotte...Ol' Thunder Thighs got that glow?

    10/03/2014 1:49:20 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 22 replies
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | 10/02/14 | Staff
    As she weighs another bid for the White House, Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday she has a "grandmother glow" that's fueling her campaign for female empowerment and gender equality around the world. Speaking to a national convention of female real estate professionals, the former secretary of state and potential 2016 Democratic presidential contender called on business and political leaders to close the gap in wages and leadership positions between men and women. Clinton, who joked that she felt that glow after the recent birth of her first grandchild, Charlotte, said she wanted all women to grow up in a world...
  • Prosecutor: Co-Worker Had Altercation With Beheading Suspect ‘About Him Not Liking White People’

    09/30/2014 11:44:28 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 65 replies
    CBS Houston ^ | 09/30/14 | Staff
    An Oklahoma man who had been suspended from his job was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder in the gruesome beheading of a co-worker, who was attacked from behind as the man sought revenge, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Alton Nolen, 30, could face the death penalty for Thursday’s deadly attack on Colleen Hufford, 54, at the Vaughan Foods plant in Moore. He also faces two assault charges.
  • Electric cars get a legislative push from California’s Jerry Brown- Illegals get Electric cars? Ole!

    09/23/2014 7:33:41 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 30 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 09/22/14 | Jim Jelter
    California Governor Jerry Brown, a self-proclaimed crusader against climate change and a major backer of electric cars, signed a bundle of bills this weekend aimed at tipping the scales further in favor of zero-emission vehicles. The main piece of legislation, called the Charge Ahead California Initiative, sets a target of putting at least a million zero-emission or near-zero-emission vehicles on the state’s roads by 2023. To get there, the initiative asks that the state Air Resources Board devise a financial plan that would make it easier for low-income drivers to buy electric cars by extending extra credits to them so...
  • Obama: playing golf after Foley beheading was bad 'optics' (bad optics???)

    09/08/2014 10:21:16 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 40 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Sept. 7, 2014 | Peter Foster
    It was a decision that attracted a firestorm of criticism, but President Barack Obama has admitted that going to play golf just minutes after delivering a statement about the beheading of a US journalist two weeks ago did not look good. "There's no doubt that – after having talked to the families, where it was hard for me to hold back tears listening to the pain that they were going through – after the statement that I made, that you know, I should've anticipated the optics," he said. The 'optics', which included front page pictures of Mr Obama smiling and...
  • 'British' jihadist who beheaded journalist is Londoner called John

    08/21/2014 9:25:27 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 16 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 08/21/14 | Gordon Rayner, and Martin Evans
    The jihadist who beheaded the American journalist James Foley is believed to be British born militant from London who calls himself John, it can be revealed. Intelligence agents in the UK and United States are urgently looking into reports that the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil) fighter, whose brutal actions shocked the world, is the ringleader of group of British jihadists who have specialised in hostage taking. Based in the Isil stronghold of Raqqa in Syria, ‘John’, is described as a well-educated, intelligent, but highly committed member of the extremist terror group.
  • Watch out for the corporate debt bomb

    08/14/2014 9:12:25 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 20 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 08/04/2014 | Brent Arends
    It’s not just the stock market we have to worry about. It’s also the bond market. For the past five years, U.S. corporations have been living in a financial paradise. Interest rates have been on the floor. Wages have been flat. Companies have been able to lay off workers and slash costs. Profits have skyrocketed to record levels. And they’ve spent almost nothing on new capital equipment, either. And what effect has this had? In 2007, at the peak of the last credit mania, U.S. nonfinancial corporations owed $7.2 trillion according to data compiled by the U.S. Federal Reserve. Today?...
  • Small cars fare poorly in new frontal crash tests, Mini Cooper Countryman gets top rating (Duh?)

    07/30/2014 3:12:02 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 21 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 07/30/2014 | DEE-ANN DURBIN
    The four-door Mini Cooper Countryman was the only one of 12 cars to earn a top rating of "good" in new frontal crash tests. The Nissan Leaf, Nissan Juke, Fiat 500L and Mazda5 wagon all fared worst in the tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an Arlington, Va.-based safety group that's funded by insurers. The Chevrolet Volt, Ford C-Max, Mitsubishi Lancer, Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ all got the second-highest rating of "acceptable." The Hyundai Veloster and Scion xB were a notch below that, with "marginal" ratings. The small overlap front crash test, introduced in 2012, replicates...
  • Moody's downgrades Atlantic City general obligation bonds to junk status

    07/23/2014 2:28:38 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 11 replies
    CNBC ^ | 07/23/2014 | CNBC.com staff
    Moody's Investors Service downgraded the general obligation bonds of Atlantic City, New Jersey to "junk" status on Wednesday, citing the struggling casino town's declining tax base. The credit rating service cut the city's underlying rating to "Ba1" from "Baa2." It affects $245 million in outstanding debt.
  • Box-Office Slump: Hollywood Facing Worst Summer in Eight Years (Obama effect?)

    07/23/2014 10:23:50 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 108 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 07/23/2014 | Pamela McClintock
    Less than six weeks before Labor Day, hopes for recovery at the North American summer box office have evaporated. The season is expected to finish down 15 to 20 percent compared with 2013, the worst year-over-year decline in three decades, and revenue will struggle to crack $4 billion, which hasn't happened in eight years. As a result, analysts predict that the full year is facing a deficit of 4 to 5 percent.
  • Obama tells Netanyahu 'deeply concerned' over Gaza...(In between fund raising trips)

    07/18/2014 4:44:48 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 13 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 07/18/2014 | Staff
    US President Barack Obama telephoned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday to voice concerns about the crisis in Gaza amid an Israeli ground offensive. Obama said that while the US supports Israel's right to defend itself, "the United States and our friends and allies are deeply concerned about the risks of further escalation and the loss of more innocent life." Israeli troops launched an offensive on the Gaza periphery aimed at destroying Hamas's network of cross-border tunnels on the 11th day of an assault in which 274 Palestinians, including many children, have been killed. "Although we support military efforts...
  • Mysterious giant hole suddenly appears in Siberia

    07/16/2014 1:13:51 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 43 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 07/16/14 | Omar Kardoudi
    A mysterious giant hole and crater have suddenly appeared in Siberia, Russia. There are not many details right now, but the video captured from a helicopter shows a weird configuration with debris and signs of combustion around it. Was it an explosion, an impact, or some violent drilling?
  • Krauthammer: "If Fences Don't Work, Why Is There One Around The White House?"

    07/02/2014 8:02:24 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 33 replies
    BILL O'REILLY: How do you secure the border, Charles? CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Alright, here's what I've been on for years. You start with a fence. It's very simple. People say, 'Oh, fences don't work. You make a ladder.' Well, then you build two fences, triple strand fences. San Diego did that in the mid 90's and within a decade, the illegal immigration rate at that point was reduced by 90% and people ended up going through other places like Arizona. If fences don't work, why is there one around the White House? If they don't work, why is it that the...