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  • House GOP to Form Special Select Committee on Benghazi

    05/02/2014 8:49:40 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 32 replies
    NBC News ^ | 5/2/14 | CHUCK TODD AND LUKE RUSSERT
    House Republicans will announce their intention to form a special select committee on Benghazi Friday, intensifying already highly-charged GOP scrutiny of the Obama administration’s handling of the September 2012 attacks that left four Americans dead. The committee will be led by GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina.
  • True Detective Star: ‘The President Has Seen My Boobs’

    02/19/2014 12:50:18 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 59 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 2/18/14 | Matt Wilstein
    When most Americans saw the news that President Barack Obama planned to binge-watch HBO’s True Detective over Presidents’ Day weekend, they either shrugged became irrationally angry (depending on their political persuasions). But actress Alexandra Daddario had a very different reaction. She tweeted the following realization Monday night: .... The president has seen my boobs
  • Best, worst commercials of Super Bowl XLVIII

    02/02/2014 8:03:50 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 75 replies
    Newsday ^ | 2/2/14 | Verne Gay
    Jerry Seinfeld won the Super Bowl. But it was seriously close: He almost got beat by a puppy. But choices have to be made, and at deadline, the pup comes in second. A great Super Bowl for ads? Not great but reasonably good, with only a few ads that were far off the mark, even fewer that assaulted sensibilities and stomachs. That in itself is an accomplishment. This was the year of the tease (Seinfeld) and the year where fewer ads were pre-released in the hopes that viewers would pay closer attention, or at least be surprised. skip The best:...
  • Looking for Christmas gift ideas for an adult down syndrome new family member.

    12/23/2013 6:05:14 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 51 replies
    Me | 12/23/13 | Vanity
    I know it's late but we just heard we will have this guest and any suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks And Merry Christmas.
  • MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow to write Washington Post column

    12/11/2013 9:09:18 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 36 replies
    WaPo ^ | 12/11/13 | ERIK WEMPLE
    The journalistic bond between The Post and MSNBC just grew a bit stronger, as the paper’s opinion section announced that MSNBC host Rachel Maddow will be writing a monthly column. “We expect that she will bring to Post readers the strong arguments, sharp wit and thoughtful analysis of political and social issues that have made her show an Emmy Award winner,” noted a memo on the move. In a brief chat, Post Editorial Page Editor Fred Hiatt (the Erik Wemple Blog’s boss) said he was “really excited” about adding Maddow to his roster of columnists. “She’s written for us before...
  • WAR EAGLE!

    12/07/2013 5:40:55 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 78 replies
    WOO HOO! | 12/7/13 | ME!!!
    WAR EAGLE! BCS BABY!
  • WAR EAGLE!!!

    11/30/2013 4:34:48 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 115 replies
    11/30/13 | ME
    WAR EAGLE!!!
  • 2013 NCAA Football Rankings - Week 14 (Nov. 24)

    11/25/2013 8:34:26 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 47 replies
    ESPN ^ | 11/24/13
    1 Alabama 11-0 2 Florida State 11-0 3 Ohio State 11-0 4 Auburn 10-1 5 Missouri 10-1 6 Clemson 10-1 7 Oklahoma State 10-1 8 Stanford 9-2 9 Baylor 9-1 10 South Carolina 9-2 11 Michigan State 10-1 12 Arizona State 9-2 13 Oregon 9-2 14 Northern Illinois 11-0 15 Wisconsin 9-2 16 Fresno State 10-0 17 LSU 8-3 18 Oklahoma 9-2 19 UCF 9-1 20 Louisville 10-1 21 Texas A&M 8-3 22 UCLA 8-3 23 USC 9-3 24 Duke 9-2 25 Notre Dame 8-3
  • OBAMA REMOVES 'GOD' FROM GETTYSBURG ADDRESS

    11/19/2013 7:49:18 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 138 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/19/13 | by LARRY O'CONNOR
    Washington DC talk show host Chris Plante reported today that Barack Obama omitted the words "under God" from the Gettysburg Address when reciting the great speech for a Ken Burns documentary. Burns had filmed all living presidents as well as various Hollywood personalities and luminaries to pay homage to the speech which was delivered by Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago, today. Plante broke the story on Washington DC talk radio station WMAL on his mid-morning program, "The Chris Plante Show."
  • Kevin Trudeau Found Guilty of Contempt for Misleading Infomercials About Weight-Loss Book

    11/13/2013 8:39:56 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 17 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/12/13 | LAUREN EFFRON and JAMES HILL
    It took jurors in a Chicago courtroom only one hour of deliberation to decide that controversial TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau was guilty of criminal contempt for making misleading claims in TV infomercials for his best-selling weight loss book. In closing arguments today, prosecutors listed several of the false claims Trudeau made in his infomercials for "The Weight Loss Cure They Don't Want You to Know About," including that it was not a "diet," even though it required at least three weeks of eating 500 calories or less a day. It also required daily injections of a hormone found only in...
  • Auburn pulls out thrilling win over Manziel, Texas A&M

    10/19/2013 5:44:14 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 123 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 10/19/13
    COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Nick Marshall accounted for four scores and No. 24 Auburn battered Johnny Manziel in a 45-41 win over No. 7 Texas A&M on Saturday. Tre Mason's 5-yard score with less than 2 minutes to play was first placed at the 1, but it was reviewed and ruled a touchdown. A&M (5-2, 2-2 SEC) had a last chance, but Manziel, the Heisman Trophy winner, was sacked by Dee Ford on fourth down to secure the win. Manziel threw for 454 yards and four touchdowns and ran for a fifth score, but was intercepted twice. He missed a...
  • Christie will sign bill that bans gay conversion therapy

    08/19/2013 5:37:53 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 28 replies
    WaPo ^ | 8/19/13 | Aaron Blake
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Monday will announce that he plans to sign a bill that will ban the practice of trying to convert gay children to a heterosexual lifestyle, according to an aide. Christie’s office had previously made clear that the governor doesn’t believe in gay conversion therapy, but it had not said whether he would sign the bill passed by the legislature. Christie said months ago that, despite his personal opposition, he wasn’t sure whether the government should legislate the therapy. “I still have those concerns,” he plans to say Monday. “Government should tread carefully into...
  • The Washington _________ Why Slate will no longer refer to Washington’s NFL team as the Redskins.

    08/09/2013 8:16:00 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 77 replies
    Slate ^ | 8/8/13 | By David Plotz
    This is the last Slate article that will refer to the Washington NFL team as the Redskins. For decades, American Indian activists and others have been asking, urging, and haranguing the Washington Redskins to ditch their nickname, calling it a racist slur and an insult to Indians. They have collected historical and cultural examples of the use of redskin as a pejorative and twice sued to void the Redskins trademark, arguing that the name cannot be legally protected because it’s a slur. (A ruling on the second suit is expected soon; the first failed for technical reasons.) A group in...
  • O.J. Simpson wins parole in robbery case

    07/31/2013 11:56:30 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 24 replies
    SI ^ | 7/31/13
    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - O.J. Simpson has been granted parole on some charges stemming from his 2008 kidnapping and armed robbery convictions involving the holdup of two sports memorabilia dealers at a Las Vegas hotel room. The Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners on Wednesday released an order approving the former NFL star's parole request.
  • Feds move ahead with plans to kill barred owls — to save spotted owls

    07/24/2013 8:28:08 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 45 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7/24/13 | M. Alex Johnson
    Using the delicate euphemism "limited experimental removal," a federal agency said Tuesday it plans to start shooting one species of owl to save another. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service published an environmental impact statement explaining why it had approved the removal of about 3,600 barred owls — some by "lethal" means — in four "test areas" of Oregon, Washington and California. The reason: "Habitat loss and competition from recently arrived barred owls (are) the most pressing threats to the northern spotted owl." Killing barred owls is only one of the methods the statement details for controlling the population of...
  • Jury weighing Zimmerman's fate asks question about manslaughter option

    07/13/2013 3:17:06 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 228 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/13/13 | Mariano Castillo and Greg Botelho
    (CNN) -- After more than 12 hours of deliberation, the six women deliberating George Zimmerman's fate asked the court Saturday evening for clarification on the instructions regarding manslaughter, the judge said. That couldn't have even been a question a few days ago: Judge Debra Nelson ruled Thursday, over the defense's vehement objection, to include manslaughter as an option for jurors, in addition to the second-degree murder charge. Their third option would be to find Zimmerman not guilty. The question -- which was read out in court, without the jurors present, shortly before 6 p.m. -- was the first posed by...
  • Derecho Risk From Chicago to Columbus

    06/12/2013 3:22:19 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 53 replies
    accuweather.com ^ | 6/12/13 | Anthony Sagliani
    Ingredients are coming together across parts of the Midwest and Ohio Valley that could potentially trigger a derecho on Wednesday into Wednesday night. While it isn't exactly a certainty whether or not a derecho will form, some of the cities and towns most at risk include Chicago, Ill.; Columbus, Ohio; Fort Wayne, Ind.; Aurora, Ill.; Dayton, Ohio and Davenport, Iowa, to name a few. Strictly speaking, a derecho is a widespread, long-lived wind storm that is associated with a band of rapidly moving showers or thunderstorms. These showers and thunderstorms produce wind damage over a large swath of land. While...
  • Snakes in the trees at D.C. park

    05/30/2013 9:55:26 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 72 replies
    WTOP ^ | 5/30/13
    WASHINGTON - They're not on a plane, but snakes in a tree could still be scary -- especially when they're spotted in D.C. DCist says an email in an Adams Morgan Yahoo Group by a D.C. police sergeant discussed snakes falling out of trees at Walter Pierce Park in Northwest. The posting was reported by the website PoPville and reads: "On Thursday, May 23, 2013 around 11:40am a call came in about a couple of snakes that fell out of the trees. When the snakes fell they scared the children, and everyone fled. This was in the playground area. I...
  • House lawmakers reach tentative deal to revamp immigration

    05/17/2013 4:49:34 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/17/13 | Richard Cowan and Rachelle Younglai
    (Reuters) - Prospects for passage of a major immigration bill improved on Thursday when a bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House of Representatives declared they had reached a tentative deal, resolving disputes that had threatened to torpedo negotiations. The breakthrough came at the end of a two-hour private meeting of seven Republican and Democratic negotiators. The eighth negotiator in this so-called House Gang of Eight was unavailable after undergoing surgery on Wednesday. The final sticking point, according to congressional sources, was over whether illegal immigrants now in the United States who gain legal status under the bill could participate...
  • Eva Longoria's new dating show Ready For Love is cancelled after just TWO episodes...poor ratings

    04/20/2013 7:26:11 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 25 replies
    UK DailyMail ^ | 4/20/13 | ELEANOR GOWER
    The dating series produced by Eva Longoria has been cancelled after just two episodes. U.S. network NBC HAS pulled Ready for Love from its schedules due to poor ratings. The first show only drew 3.8 million viewers and in its second week declined 13 per cent in the 18-49 demographic, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
  • Meghan McCain Fires Back at Ann Coulter’s Lethal Joke

    04/12/2013 5:19:57 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 22 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | 4/11/13 | Alisa Wiersema
    They’re at it again– Ann Coulter and Meghan McCain are in a Twitter war. The reason for the bickering? Ann Coulter stated that Meghan McCain should be killed in a blog posted on her own website, as well as Fox Nation. ”MSNBC’s Martin Bashir suggested that Republican senators need to have a member of their families killed for them to support the Democrats’ gun proposals. (Let’s start with Meghan McCain!)” the blog said before it was taken down earlier this morning. McCain responded with a series of Tweets: Apparently Ann Coulter made a joke about me being killed in a...
  • Boehner Won't Say if GOP Has Any Plans to Curtail Any Part of Obamacare in Must-Pass Legislation

    03/07/2013 1:24:44 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 12 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | March 7, 2013 | Matt Cover
    (CNSNews.com) – House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) would not say on Wednesday whether the Republican House leadership has any plans to curtail or de-fund any aspect of Obamacare in any must-pass legislation in this Congress. This is despite the fact that Boehner himself declared a year ago that an Obamacare regulation requiring health-care plans to provide cost-free coverage for sterilizations, contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs was an unconstitutional violation of the free exercise of religion and that Congress would not let it stand. At his Capitol Hill press conference on Thursday, CNSNews.com asked Speaker Boehner, “Are there any provisions that will...
  • BOB WOODWARD: A 'Very Senior' White House Person Warned Me I'd 'Regret' What I'm Doing (on CNN)

    02/27/2013 4:17:16 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 66 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 2/2713 | Brett LoGiurato
    Bob Woodward said this evening on CNN that a "very senior person" at the White House warned him that he would "regret doing this," the same day he has continued to slam President Barack Obama over the looming forced cuts known as the sequester. CNN host Wolf Blitzer said that the network invited a White House official to debate Woodward on-air, but the White House declined. "I think they're confused," Woodward said of the White House's pushback on his reporting. Earlier today on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Woodward ripped into Obama in what has become an ongoing feud between the veteran...
  • Case Closed, No Charges in Patrick Moran Investigation (so what if he was caught red-handed)

    01/31/2013 1:17:33 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 12 replies
    Arlington County issued a media statement today reporting that an investigation of election offense violations against Patrick Moran, the son of U.S. Rep. Jim Moran, has been concluded and no charges will be brought. A criminal investigation was initiated by the Arlington County Police Department in October 2012 after a video was released allegedly depicting Patrick Moran, former Director of Field Operations for the Jim Moran for Congress campaign organization, assisting another to vote illegally. According to the media statement, Patrick Moran and the Jim Moran for Congress campaign “provided full cooperation throughout the investigation,” whereas “despite repeated attempts to...
  • DEMS TO FUND TEA PARTY CANDIDATES AGAINST MCCONNELL TO HELP JUDD

    01/31/2013 4:51:44 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/30/13 | BEN SHAPIRO
    Intent on splitting the Republican Party – exploiting seams on illegal immigration and gun control, to start – Democratic leaders have hit upon a new strategy to destroy any semblance of Republican coherence: backing Tea Party candidates they believe will fail, and in the process, weakening whoever wins the Republican primary in a general election. It’s a Machiavellian maneuver meant to sow the seeds of discord. First on their hit list: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who has long been under fire for his handling of issues including the fiscal cliff. Democrats want to hurt him in the primary...
  • Harbaugh VS. Harbaugh! GO RAVENS!!!

    01/20/2013 6:56:01 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 103 replies
    WOO HOO! | 1/20/13 | ME!
    Momma and Papa Harbaugh must be so proud! A new Super Bowl FIRST!
  • Advocates push idea of requiring gun insurance

    01/18/2013 2:12:04 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 48 replies
    As lawmakers cast around for ways to curb gun-related violence, some are hoping the insurance market might offer incentives. A bill filed Friday in Massachusetts would require gun owners to purchase liability insurance in the event that a firearm is used to injure. The insurance policies would give those injured by a weapon a legal recourse, backers of the bill say, but they also would create financial incentives that could reduce accidents and fatalities. Gun owners, for example, might see lower insurance rates if they agreed to take firearms training courses and properly stored their weapons. "Insurance companies were able...
  • Paedophilia: bringing dark desires to light (normalizing pedophilia)

    01/07/2013 10:06:13 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 42 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | 1/2/13 | Hohn Henley
    The Jimmy Savile scandal caused public revulsion, but experts disagree about what causes paedophilia - and even how much harm it causes In 1976 the National Council for Civil Liberties, the respectable (and responsible) pressure group now known as Liberty, made a submission to parliament's criminal law revision committee. It caused barely a ripple. "Childhood sexual experiences, willingly engaged in with an adult," it read, "result in no identifiable damage … The real need is a change in the attitude which assumes that all cases of paedophilia result in lasting damage." It is difficult today, after the public firestorm unleashed...
  • Governor issues Christmas Eve pardons

    12/24/2012 2:17:34 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 5 replies
    SFGate ^ | 12/24/12 | Wyatt Buchanan
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday pardoned 79 convicted people, most who committed low-level drug offenses, in an act that is for common governors to perform around Christmas and New Year's. All of the people who received pardons had completed their sentences and had not committed any criminal activity for more than a decade. The pardons address crimes as far back as a sentence handed down in 1954 for a robbery. While most of the pardons were for crimes of possessing, manufacturing, selling or transporting various drugs, Brown also granted them to people convicted of grand theft, involuntary manslaughter, driving under...
  • Piers Morgan Lashes Out on Twitter Against Petition Asking White House to Deport Him

    12/24/2012 1:31:28 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 39 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/24/12 | Alex Kantrowitz
    Piers Morgan lashed out on Twitter today after a petition on the White House’s official website demanding his deportation blew past the 25,000 signature mark necessary to require an official response. The petition, now over 45,000 signatures, asks the White House to deport Morgan, a CNN host, for what it calls an attack on the second amendment. Morgan, who is British, has been an outspoken advocate for gun control in the aftermath of the Newtown shootings earlier this month. The petition calls his advocacy a “hostile attack against the U.S. Constitution,” and demands that he “be deported immediately for his...
  • CLASSIC REWIND - 1965: 'If I Were the Devil' (Warning for a Nation) - Paul Harvey

    12/24/2012 9:13:29 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1965 | Paul Harvey
    YouTubeIf I were the Devil . . . I mean, if I were the Prince of Darkness, I would of course, want to engulf the whole earth in darkness. I would have a third of its real estate and four-fifths of its population, but I would not be happy until I had seized the ripest apple on the tree, so I should set about however necessary to take over the United States. I would begin with a campaign of whispers. With the wisdom of a serpent, I would whisper to you as I whispered to Eve: “Do as you please.”...
  • Did Assad use poison gas on a rebel-held neighborhood in Homs?

    12/24/2012 8:55:08 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/24/12 | Rick Moran
    Al-Jazeera is reporting that medics treating casualties in a rebel neighborhood in the city of Homs believe that some of the wounded were victims of a poison gas attack. Here's the video. (Warning: The video graphically shows a victim struggling to breathe.) Here's another video with more apparent victims of a gas attack. Seven people have died in Homs after they inhaled a poisonous gas sprayed by government forces in a rebel-held neighbourhood, activists said. Activists also told Al Jazeera that scores of others were affected in al-Bayyada neighbourhood. Side effects reported include nausea, relaxed muscles, blurred vision, and breathing...
  • Iowa high court says bosses can fire workers who they consider an ‘irresistible attraction’

    12/22/2012 10:38:53 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 51 replies
    IOWA CITY, Iowa — A dentist acted legally when he fired an assistant that he found attractive simply because he and his wife viewed the woman as a threat to their marriage, the all-male Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday. The court ruled 7-0 that bosses can fire employees they see as an “irresistible attraction,” even if the employees have not engaged in flirtatious behavior or otherwise done anything wrong. Such firings may be unfair, but they are not unlawful discrimination under the Iowa Civil Rights Act because they are motivated by feelings and emotions, not gender, Justice Edward Mansfield wrote....
  • Golden Eagle Snatches Toddler Off the Ground!

    12/19/2012 7:53:26 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 28 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12/18/12 | Egotastic Media
    Golden Eagle Snatches Toddler Off the Ground!Warning, graphic French language.
  • Gun Talk Radio 12/16/12

    12/16/2012 5:17:26 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 13 replies
    Podcast http://guntalk.libsyn.com/webpage/category/podcasts KIDO 580 Stream http://www.kidoam.com/pages/listenliveplayer580am
  • Senate Aide: 'Send Us Hagel and We Will Make Sure Every American Knows He Is an Anti-Semite'

    12/14/2012 4:53:36 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 10 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 12/13/12 | DANIEL HALPER
    In response to reports that Barack Obama is likely to choose Chuck Hagel to be the next secretary of defense, a top Republican Senate aide emails, "Send us Hagel and we will make sure every American knows he is an anti-Semite." When asked to elaborate, the aide writes, "Hagel has made clear he believes in the existence of a nefarious Jewish lobby that secretly controls U.S. foreign policy. This is the worst kind of anti-Semitism there is." The top aide Republican Senate aide passes along this quotation from Hagel: “The political reality is that … the Jewish lobby intimidates a...
  • Loud Commercials Are Now Against the Law Consumers may file complaints with FCC

    12/13/2012 1:44:47 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 33 replies
    ADWEEK ^ | 12/13/12 | Katy Bachman
    Those annoying ear-splitting commercials that come out of nowhere are now officially against the law. The rules governing implementation of the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act (CALM) Act went into effect today requiring broadcasters, cable operators, satellite services and other video distributors to keep the volume level of commercials consistent with regular TV programming. Loud commercials have been a top consumer complaint for decades, making the CALM Act a consumer favorite. It also made the law's author, Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) recognizable in grocery stores, she said during a press conference Thursday morning. "It's the one bill that I've heard...
  • Father Carves Pentagram into Son on 12-12-12: Police

    12/12/2012 1:06:20 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 13 replies
    NBCDFW.com ^ | 12/12/12 | Frank Heinz
    A Richland Hills man has been arrested and charged with assaulting his son after telling a 911 operator he carved a pentagram into his 6-year-old son's back. Just after midnight Wednesday, officers were dispatched to a home on the 3700-block of Ruth Road after the boy's father, identified by police as Brent Troy Bartel, called 911 and said, "I shed some innocent blood." When the dispatcher asked what the man meant by that, the man replied, “I inscribed a pentagram on my son.” The dispatcher asked why and the man said, "It's a holy day." At the same time, the...
  • Judge finds NC ‘Choose Life’ plates unconstitutional

    12/10/2012 8:40:42 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 68 replies
    FOX8 WGHP ^ | 12/10/12 | Joe Borlik
    <p>RALEIGH, N.C. – A federal judge has ruled it is unconstitutional for North Carolina to issue pro-life license plates unless the state offers similar plates supporting abortion rights.</p> <p>U.S. District Court Judge James C. Fox ruled on Friday that North Carolina cannot produce or distribute the “Choose Life” plate.</p>
  • Does the RNC really want a corporate lobbyist as chairman?

    12/07/2012 1:06:39 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/6/12 | Timothy Carney
    The last few days have seen plenty of talk about former congressman J.C. Watts as RNC chairman. I liked J.C. Watts’ congressional record. He also was a good interview. He’s youngish. He’s black. All these things are in his favor. But once he left Congress he became a K Street lobbyist for corporate clients, many of whom were asking the federal government for money. That hardly seems like the future of the GOP. Watts’s lobbying clients include giants like AT&T, and green-energy companies lobbying for renewable-fuel standards like Syntroleum, plus government contractors like Lockheed Martin. Most of clients seem innocuous...
  • Judges at odds over new law that bans gay conversion therapy for teens

    12/04/2012 2:12:51 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 7 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | 12/4/12 | Denny Walsh
    In a rare development, two federal judges in Sacramento have come to opposite conclusions on the constitutionality of a new California law that bars the use of "gay conversion therapy" on minors. On Tuesday morning, U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller ruled that the law prohibiting licensed mental health providers from steering patients under 18 away from gay and lesbian lifestyles does not infringe on the suing providers' constitutional guarantee of free speech. Thus, she concluded, providers challenging the law are unlikely to prevail, and she refused to grant them a preliminary injunction precluding enforcement of the law, which is...
  • UK City Council Removes Foster Children from Conservative Parents

    11/28/2012 9:03:10 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/28/12
    The term “Orwellian” is overused, but it’s hard to think of a more apt adjective: officials at a left-wing British council have removed three children from their foster parents because of the parents’ political affiliation and unsubstantiated allegations of racism against them. Social workers from Rotherham council in Yorkshire, which is controlled by the Labour party, removed the three Eastern European children from the foster parents — and from what was by all accounts a stable and loving home — after learning that the couple were members of the right-of-center UK Independence Party, or UKIP. Among other policies, UKIP wants...
  • Auburn Football Coach Gene Chizik is out.

    11/25/2012 4:43:08 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 88 replies
    email | 11/25/12 | Gene Chizik
    To the Auburn Family: I am very grateful for the opportunity that I had during the last four seasons to serve as the head football coach at Auburn University. I’m extremely disappointed with the way this season turned out and I apologize to the Auburn family and our team for what they have had to endure. In my 27 years of coaching, I have gained an understanding of the high expectations in this profession. When expectations are not met, I understand changes must be made. While we experienced a tremendous low in 2012, I will always be proud of the...
  • It’s ‘National Papa John’s Appreciation Day’

    11/16/2012 8:29:19 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 32 replies
    BEARINGDRIFT ^ | 11/16/12 | Lynn R. Mitchell
    Pizza. It’s what’s for lunch (or dinner) today, at least for many Americans who will support Papa John’s pizza chain to counter liberal calls to boycott the business. “National Papa John’s Appreciation Day” has been declared with a Facebook page as word has spread after liberals took offense to founder and owner John Schnatter’s remarks concerning Obamacare and its affect on his business. From Fox News: Daniel Wetter is just 16 years old, but his plan to support pizza chain Papa John’s amid a backlash of liberal criticism is no pie-in-the-sky idea. Wetter is part of an upstart group called...
  • The Sad Sate of Today's Presidential Press Conference

    11/15/2012 6:56:38 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 17 replies
    US News ^ | 11/15/12 | KENNETH T. WALSH
    Presidential news conferences aren't what they used to be. Barack Obama's 52-minute encounter with the White House press corps Wednesday was less of an illuminating give-and-take and more of a television promotion in which the president demonstrated his ability to avoid answering questions and at the same time showed a fresh sense of confidence and command spawned by his re-election victory last week. Six of the 10 reporters whom Obama called on were from television networks with relatively big audiences: CNN, Telemundo, NBC, CBS, ABC, and Fox. Two were from large wire services, Associated Press and Reuters. Two were from...
  • GOP gives a top House spot to a woman

    11/15/2012 6:44:44 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 29 replies
    CP Monitor ^ | 11/15/12 | Andrew Miga and Laurie Kellman
    One of the top leadership positions in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives will go to Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who represents Washington state. The move comes after Republicans fared poorly with female voters in last week' election. Stinging from double-digit election losses among female voters, House Republicans elected a woman to their top leadership team Wednesday in a tense test of gender politics and the clout of the GOP's power brokers. The election of Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington state to the No. 4 leadership position among House Republicans dispatches conservative favorite Tom Price of Georgia, who had been endorsed...
  • Hope Solo’s fiance arrested before wedding

    11/14/2012 10:05:22 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 48 replies
    <p>Hope Solo’s fiance was arrested on suspicion of assaulting the U.S. soccer star a day before their planned wedding on Tuesday.</p> <p>The gold medal-winning Olympian was preparing to exchange vows in secret with football star Jerramy Stevens in Seattle, but the ceremony was called off after a bizarre bust-up on Monday.</p>
  • Election Official Admits "Errors"

    11/14/2012 7:31:16 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 49 replies
    WJNO ^ | 11/14/12
    The St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections is admitting that mistakes were made on election night When uploading results from the last three days of early voting, Gertrude Walker blames human and machine errors, telling TC Palm "i'm not perfect, neither is my staff". 40 of 94 precincts, mostly in Fort Pierce, weren't counted at all and another 54 precincts were counted twice. In total ballots, more than 3,600 in St. Lucie were counted twice, while 1,953 were not scanned at all. Walker says a retabulation on sunday corrected the error, and she claims she's confident that every vote has...
  • Are Obama Voters Smarter Than Romney Voters?

    11/12/2012 8:43:41 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 55 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/11/12 | Robert Lichter
    A posting on Gizmodo, a technology weblog that is part of the Gawker Media network, has drawn a lot of attention with a post that purports to show that educated people (and by implication smart people) were more likely to vote for Obama. Titled “The Effect of College Education On the Presidential Election“, it consists mainly of a graphic showing that the ten best educated states in the country (as measured by the percentage of residents over age 25 with bachelor degrees) all voted for Obama, while nine of the ten worst educated states voted for Romney. Gizmodo editor Jose...
  • Speaker John Boehner Changes Hard-line Tone and Pledges Immigration Reform

    11/10/2012 6:53:18 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 43 replies
    FOX NEWS Latino ^ | 11/9/12 | Elizabeth Llorente
    House Speaker John A. Boehner, one of the most hard-line members of Congress on immigration, now says that comprehensive reform – which includes a pathway to legalization for the undocumented -- will be a priority in 2013. For years, Boehner, an Ohio Republican who placed some of the House's most controversial immigration hawks in leadership positions on the committee overseeing the issue, said that under no circumstances would Congress consider comprehensive immigration reform. "This issue has been around far too long," Boehner said in an interview Thursday with ABC News' "World News." ''A comprehensive approach is long overdue, and I'm...