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  • Cotton backs Arkansas minimum wage increase

    09/09/2014 6:11:15 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 33 replies
    THE HILL ^ | 05 SEPTEMBER 2014 | THE HILL
    Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) is backing a state proposal to increase Arkansas's minimum wage, a move that could muddle a major attack from Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.). "I'm going to vote for that initiated act as a citizen, but as Arkansas's next United States senator I'm going to make sure that we have a healthy economy, not the kind of minimum-wage economy that Barack Obama and Mark Pryor have created. The minimum wage should be a floor and a stepping stone to higher-wage jobs, not a ceiling," Cotton told conservative radio host Alice Stewart when asked about the state initiative.
  • Why Are Republicans Suddenly Leaning Left?

    09/08/2014 3:24:49 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 53 replies
    REAL CLEAR POLITICS ^ | 08 SEPTEMBER 2014 | BILL SCHER
    Several Republican candidates in the year's most competitive Senate races have begun their fall sprint to Election Day, not by embracing Tea Party-fueled conservatism but by defensively tacking leftward. Let’s start in Colorado, site of a strategic GOP retreat in the “War on Women.” The Republican backtracking there is being done by Rep. Cory Gardner, following withering attacks by Democrats on his past support for “personhood amendments” that bestow rights to fertilized human eggs and effectively ban some forms of birth control. Gardner released an ad claiming he would make access to “the pill … cheaper and easier” than would...
  • $1 Trillion Trove of Rare Minerals Revealed Under Afghanistan

    09/06/2014 12:47:15 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 25 replies
    LIVE SCIENCE/YAHOO NEWS ^ | 05 SEPTEMBER 2014 | CHARLES Q. CHOI
    Despite being one of the poorest nations in the world, Afghanistan may be sitting on one of the richest troves of minerals in the world, valued at nearly $1 trillion, according to U.S. scientists. Afghanistan, a country nearly the size of Texas, is loaded with minerals deposited by the violent collision of the Indian subcontinent with Asia. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) began inspecting what mineral resources Afghanistan had after U.S.-led forces drove the Taliban from power in the country in 2004. As it turns out, the Afghanistan Geological Survey staff had kept Soviet geological maps and reports up to...
  • Should this be the Tea Party's theme song?

    08/28/2014 6:36:25 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 10 replies
    YOU TUBE ^ | 08/28/2014 | EEE
    Canadian band Red Rider's 1981 "Lunatic Fringe" song. This song perfectly captures the mood of the Tea Party and should be embraced. What you say?
  • Waukesha (WI) girl dies hours after getting HPV vaccine

    08/09/2014 6:34:57 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 129 replies
    WISN.COM ^ | 08 AUGUST 2014 | WISN.COM
    WAUKESHA, Wis. —As parents get their children ready to go back to school, getting them vaccinated is probably on the list. A popular shot for young girls is the HPV vaccine, but a Waukesha mother said her daughter died hours after getting the shot.
  • H.S. Bible Banner Lawsuit Heads To Texas Supreme Court

    08/09/2014 6:28:38 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 8 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | 06 AUGUST 2014 | CBS DFW
    HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A group of high school cheerleaders from southeast Texas asked the state Supreme Court on Wednesday to rule on whether banners emblazoned with Bible verses that they display at football games is protected free speech. The cheerleaders had filed a lawsuit against the Kountze School District after it had initially said the Christian-themed banners could not be displayed following a complaint by the Freedom From Religion Foundation in 2012 that sought to have them banned. The district later allowed the banners, but said it retained the right to restrict their content as it viewed them not as...
  • Police: Houston mom locked 6-year-old out of apartment so she could have sex

    08/09/2014 6:23:35 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 31 replies
    KHOU.COM ^ | 08 AUGUST 2014 | KHOU.COM
    HOUSTON – A Houston mother is charged with putting her 6-year-old daughter in danger so that she could have sex with her boyfriend. Jolisa Renee Peterson, 22, appeared in court Friday on a charge of endangering a child. Police were called after someone spotted the little girl trying to cross the busy intersection of the Sam Houston Parkway at Vickery Drive. The child told the officer she had walked to a nearby gas station twice that day in May to get a soda, according to court documents. She said she didn't go to school because her mom was "asleep with...
  • Texas proposes alcohol sales at some gun shows

    08/09/2014 6:19:43 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 41 replies
    KHOU ^ | 09 AUGUST 2014 | AP
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A Texas agency wants to allow alcohol sales at gun shows that meet certain requirements, including not allowing live ammunition. The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission announced the proposal Friday. It will hold a 30-day public comment period before any rules would be enacted.
  • Record Number Of Men Seeking Treatment For Low Testosterone Levels

    07/30/2014 4:15:37 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 87 replies
    10 TV COLUMBUS OH ^ | 30 JULY 2014 | JERRY REVISH
    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Hair coloring and facial treatments like Botox help many people look and feel younger, but increasingly, more men are seeking a way to feel younger. In record numbers, they're seeking a way boost to the male hormone testosterone. We've seen the ads that warn of low testosterone, the male hormone that builds muscle, controls fat, and improves sex drive. They show a man concerned about less energy, moodiness and a low sex drive. Urologist Dr. Gregory Lowe at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center says he has seen patients come in asking for the hormone even...
  • House Republicans forge ahead with lawsuit against Obama

    07/30/2014 4:13:27 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 20 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | 30 JULY 2014 | CBS DFW
    Amid several outstanding domestic and foreign policy crises Congress must tackle by the end of the week, House Republicans are finalizing their plans to sue President Obama. The House voted 225 to 201 Wednesday afternoon to authorize House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, to go forward with the lawsuit. It alleges that the president has overreached on his executive authority by unilaterally changing the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
  • 3 sentenced for Texas human smuggling operation

    07/30/2014 4:10:38 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 4 replies
    KHOU.COM ^ | 30 JULY 2014 | AP
    HOUSTON (AP) - Three men have been sentenced to at least nine years in prison for operating a human-smuggling ring that held 115 people captive in a small Houston home. Federal prosecutors announced the three were sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Houston after pleading guilty in April to conspiracy and firearms charges.
  • 10 YEARS AGO: OBAMA INTRODUCES HIMSELF TO THE NATION

    07/26/2014 5:33:13 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 49 replies
    YOUTUBE.COM ^ | 27 JULY 2004 | OBAMA DNC KEYNOTE SPEECH
    If anyone has the guts to take a trip down memory lane and listen to this Marxist thug bamboozle America, here it is.
  • California couple may be charged $500 for not watering lawn, or $500 for watering it

    07/25/2014 4:48:00 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 20 replies
    HOTAIR.COM ^ | 24 JULY 2014 | MARY KATHARINE HAM
    Ahh, government: In this week’s “Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don’t” file: A Southern California couple received a letter from Glendora city officials threatening to fine them $500 if they don’t get their sun-scorched brown lawn green again, reports AP. Which Laura Whitney and Michael Korte would gladly do, except for one thing: They could also be fined $500 if they water their lawn too much; they’re currently only watering twice a week. With more than 80% of California in an extreme drought, according to the Los Angeles Times, the state water board voted this week to implement...
  • Kenosha soldier dies after contracting illness in Afghanistan

    07/25/2014 4:33:16 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 14 replies
    WISN.COM ^ | 25 JULY 2015 | WISN.COM
    FORT HOOD, Tex. —A Kenosha man has died while serving in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan. The Department of Defense said Donnell Hamilton Jr., 20, died Thursday at Brooke Army Medical Center in Texas. Hamilton was serving in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan when the DOD said he contracted an illness
  • Anti-gay laws can fuel spread of HIV, research finds

    07/25/2014 4:29:10 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 22 replies
    KING5.COM ^ | 23 JULY 2014 | KAREN WEINTRAUB
    A study released Monday at the conference shows that vulnerable communities in Nigeria fared far worse after legislation was passed criminalizing gay male sex. And in a panel scheduled for Wednesday , researchers were expected to discuss way to help advocates, doctors and patients combat stigma. The past year has seen both unprecedented advances in gay rights - with expanded marriage equality in the U.S. – and even more significant setbacks, with discriminatory laws passed in Nigeria and Uganda and Russia's president Vladimir Putin speaking out against gay rights, said Richard Parker, a professor of sociomedical sciences at the Mailman...
  • Carjacked vehicle hits crowd in Philadelphia, killing 3 kids

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Two men carjacked a woman at gunpoint but soon sped out of control, killing three children Friday as they plowed into a group selling fruit to raise money for their church, Philadelphia police said. Two women, including the mother of the three siblings killed, were critically injured. "Three innocent children had their lives taken," Philadelphia Homicide Capt. John Clark said of the victims, ages 7, 10 and 15. The victims were struck late Friday morning about a mile from where the carjacking occurred. Police were looking for the suspects, who fled on foot. "There are no words...
  • Grand Prairie residents get robocalls about plan to shelter migrant children

    07/25/2014 4:21:20 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 9 replies
    KHOU.COM ^ | 25 JULY 2014 | TERESA WOODARD
    GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas -- The call came in Thursday. A handful of Grand Prairie residents called the school district and city hall, wondering who left this message on their home answering machines: "As you may know, the Grand Prairie Independent School District is actively working on a proposal from the Obama administration to convert Grand Prairie ISD's Lamar Alternative Education facility into a relocation center for undocumented immigrants being relocated from the Texas/Mexico border." The message went on to tell those who received it to share feedback or ask questions by calling the GPISD School Board President Terry Brooks. Then...
  • [Vanity] Why was the "Cruz to meet Beck at the Border" thread pulled?

    07/18/2014 5:42:38 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 29 replies
    FREE REPUBLIC THREAD | 16 JULY 2014 | EEE
    Why was this thread pulled?
  • Mummified remains identified as Massachusetts woman

    07/18/2014 6:50:11 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 6 replies
    WCVB,COM ^ | 18 JULY 2014 | WCVB.COM
    PONTIAC, Mich. —Authorities have confirmed that the mummified remains of a woman found in a suburban Detroit garage in March are those of a Massachusetts woman who lived alone at the home. The Detroit Free Press reports that authorities this week notified Pia Farrenkopf's relatives that she has been positively identified using DNA testing. Oakland County Deputy Medical Examiner Dr. Bernardino Pacris says the cause and manner of death cannot be determined.
  • New Jersey police officer killed in crash

    07/17/2014 7:09:00 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 15 replies
    WBAY.COM ^ | 17 JULY 2014 | AP
    WALDWICK, N.J. (AP) - A tractor-trailer rear-ended an unmarked police car early Thursday, killing a Waldwick officer, the second New Jersey officer to die in the line of duty this week. Officer Christopher Goodell, 32, was operating radar to check for speeders on Route 17 at about 1:30 a.m. when a truck went onto the shoulder of the road and struck the parked police car at the Bergen Avenue intersection, Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli said. The truck pushed the car into a retaining wall. Goodell, who grew up in the northern New Jersey town and was a Marine Corps...
  • Ohio Lawmakers Consider Ban On Powdered Alcohol Before It Hits The Market

    07/16/2014 7:13:29 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 14 replies
    10TV.COM ^ | 16 JULY 2014 | JIM HEATH
    COLUMBUS, Ohio - In this age of instant coffee, Mark Phillips created powdered alcohol for those on the go. "Palcohol is just like liquid alcohol," said Phillips. "It will be sold in the same licensed establishments where alcohol is currently sold and only adults with proper ID over 21 can buy it." The powder comes in six varieties of liquor. It weighs an ounce and can fit into any pocket and replace a bottle. Phillips says the concept is simple, but not all parents agree. "I'm not a big fan," said Amanda Morgan, who is the mother of two teenagers....
  • BIZARRE: Joaquin Phoenix's forehead looks like another face

    07/16/2014 7:03:49 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 12 replies
    ABC13.COM ^ | 16 JULY 2014 | ABC 13.COM
    Another fascinating, hilarious and bizarre contribution to internet culture: who's that face in Joaquin Phoenix's face? A YouTube uploader, with an aptly titled username, 'Joaquin Forehead,' published this recording of a scene from the film, Her, to illustrate his absurd discovery: there's a smiling face within Joaquin Phoenix's forehead.
  • Texas actress gets 18 years for mailing ricin to Obama

    07/16/2014 6:58:43 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 21 replies
    KHOU.COM ^ | 16 JULY 2014 | USA TODAY
    http://www.khou.com/news/texas-news/Texas-actress-gets-18-years-for-mailing-ricin-to-Obama-267392021.html
  • Bloods threaten to kill more cops

    07/16/2014 6:29:22 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 43 replies
    NY POST ^ | 15 JULY 2014 | Philip Messing
    The Bloods have vowed to kill more Jersey City cops to avenge the thug the police shot dead this week after he executed a rookie officer, The Post has learned. The violent street gang has threatened to “kill a Jersey City cop and not stop until the National Guard is called out,” a senior law enforcement source revealed. Police are even being warned that violent Bloods gang members may be traveling from out of state to target officers in New Jersey, according to an internal New Jersey State Police advisory obtained by The Post. “New Jersey State Police has received...
  • U.S. judge rules California death penalty system unconstitutional

    07/16/2014 6:23:56 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 22 replies
    MSN.COM ^ | 16 JULY 2014 | REUTERS
    SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - California's system for imposing and carrying out the death penalty is so long and drawn-out that it amounts to cruel and unusual punishment and thus is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday. Ruling in the case of Ernest Dewayne Jones, who was condemned to death in 1995 and has yet to be executed, Judge Cormac J. Carney of the U.S. Central District of California said that to take "nearly a generation" to decide on Jones' appeals was unconstitutional
  • Student says she was expelled from college after gay marriage

    07/14/2014 9:10:07 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 42 replies
    KATU.COM ^ | 14 JULY 2014 | AP
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A woman said Monday that she was expelled from a private, Christian college in suburban Oklahoma City because she married her same-sex partner. Christian Minard, 22, said she received a letter last week from Southwestern Christian University notifying her of the expulsion after returning from her honeymoon in Las Vegas. Minard said she did not know how the university learned of her March 17 marriage in Albuquerque, New Mexico, though she did say she posted her marriage license on Facebook. "I'm not friends with anyone from my university. And there have been pictures of us because...
  • Body found by Clinton Library in the Arkansas River

    07/14/2014 9:05:35 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 42 replies
    KATV.COM ^ | 14 JULY 2014 | KATV.COM
    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) - The Pulaski County Sheriff's Water Patrol Unit, in addition to Little Rock and North Little Rock Fire Departments responded to the Arkansas River for reports of a body in the water. Authorities say the body is that of a Little Rock man who was reported missing on July 10.
  • Woman catches relative of Piranha, testicle-eating Pacu fish, in Michigan lake

    07/14/2014 9:01:39 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 41 replies
    10 NEWS.COM ^ | 14 JULY 2014 | 10 NEWS.COM
    HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Natural Resources confirms a metro Detroit woman caught a Pacu fish, a South American relative of the Piranha, in an area lake last week. Tom and Holley Luft were fishing at Lake St. Clair on July 9 when Holley said she caught the 14-inch Pacu. At the time she said they weren't sure what it was and thought it sort of looked like a Blue Gill. However, it wasn't until they got the fish under a better light that they saw the teeth. That's when Tom thought it was a piranha.
  • Guardsman kills 2 people, self in northern Utah

    07/14/2014 8:44:33 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 52 replies
    WTHR.COM ^ | 14 JULY 2014 | ANNIE KNOX - AP
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - An Army National Guardsman left a suicide note in his northern Utah home before killing a college student and one other person early Monday, then fatally shooting himself at another home, authorities said. Jared Tolman, 23, wrote that he was sorry, and that what he was about to do was selfish, said Logan Police Lt. Rod Peterson. He is reported to have sent a series of unanswered text messages to Mackenzie Madden before he kicked down the door of her apartment two blocks from Utah State University shortly after midnight. He then fired an assault...
  • Dozens of theme park employees caught in sex stings, child porn arrests

    07/14/2014 8:35:31 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 24 replies
    KFOR.COM ^ | 14 JULY 2014 | CNN
    CLERMONT, Florida (CNN) — Just days after getting arrested in a child sex sting, Robert Kingsolver is a long way from his beloved job at Walt Disney World. Inside his rented house in a suburban Orlando neighborhood filled with children, he sits in a folding chair in a nearly empty room, wires dangling in the corner where his computer used to be connected. Now, he can’t be online or near children. “My life is ruined,” he told CNN in an interview at his home. “My family’s life is ruined. My kids’ life is ruined. I’ve devastated my parents because of...
  • Republican Rauner Makes His Case Before Black Forum; Quinn A No-Show

    07/14/2014 8:30:17 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 8 replies
    WBBM.COM ^ | 14 JULY 2014 | CBS2LOCAL.COM
    (CBS) – An expected showdown between candidates for Illinois governor ended up a one-sided affair Monday. Republican Bruce Rauner attended the Black Economic Forum at Chicago State University. Incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn, the Democrat in the contest, did not. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine was there as GOP candidate ventured alone into what might be described politically as enemy territory. Picture a Bears fan visiting Green Bay’s Lambeau field, though the reception Rauner got was at least courteous, with many in the crowd listening carefully to what he had to say.
  • Mayor: Cop killer said he was 'going to be famous'

    07/13/2014 8:39:42 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 7 replies
    MSN.COM ^ | 13 JULY 2014 | AP
    JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (AP) — A gunman who killed a rookie officer responding to a report of an armed robbery at a drugstore early Sunday never tried to rob the store and instead lay in wait for police, telling a witness to watch the news because he was "going to be famous," authorities said.
  • Twenty-One Shot, 2 Killed Overnight in Chicago Violence

    07/12/2014 3:12:41 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 67 replies
    NBC NEWS ^ | 12 JULY 2014 | NBC NEWS
    Following a particularly violent Fourth of July weekend, violence in Chicago continued Saturday with 21 people shot overnight, including three people wounded outside a Northwest Side pizza restaurant. The shooting took place around 10 p.m. Friday in the 6000 block of West Fullerton Avenue when someone opened fire on three people outside Marco’s Pizza in the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood, according to authorities.
  • Tracy Morgan sues Walmart over deadly crash

    07/12/2014 8:53:06 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 37 replies
    WAPT.COM ^ | 12 JULY2014 | CNN
    (CNN) —Comedian Tracy Morgan is suing Walmart over a deadly limo bus crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that left him critically injured. The complaint was filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court in New Jersey. Morgan, 45, suffered broken ribs, a broken nose and a broken leg in the crash in the early morning hours of June 7. His friend and fellow comedian James McNair was killed and others were injured. The Walmart truck that rear-ended Morgan's limo was traveling 20 mph over the speed limit and its driver was almost at his drive time limit, according to a...
  • Rip Tommy Ramone, Last Of The Ramones

    07/12/2014 8:48:01 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 22 replies
    NEWS 4 SAN ANTONIO ^ | 12 JULY 2014 | NEWS 4 SAN ANTONIO
    Tommy Ramone, a co-founder of the seminal punk band the Ramones and the last surviving member of the original group, has died, a business associate said Saturday. Dave Frey, who works for Ramones Productions and Silent Partner Management, said Ramone died on Friday. Frey didn't have additional details. Ramone — born Erdelyi Tamas in Budapest, Hungary — was 65. Tommy Ramone, a drummer, co-founded the Ramones in 1974 in New York along with singer Joey Ramone, bassist DeeDee Ramone and guitarist Johnny Ramone. The band members weren't related and had different last names, but took the common name Ramone. The...
  • Migrant Family Shares Their Story Of Desperation Getting To Texas

    07/12/2014 8:45:08 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 49 replies
    CBSDFW.COM ^ | 11 JULY 2014 | CBSDFW.COM
    DALLAS (CBS 11 NEWS) — As the numbers of unaccompanied minors showing up to the Texas-Mexico border continues to rise, 14-year old Silvia Marroquin of El Salvador and her family are opening up about the teens journey here. Marroquin was 13-years old when she left her hometown of Usulutan, El Salvador last year. It’s a small town ripped apart by street gang violence. Her father who had already been living in Dallas illegally paid a human smuggler $4,500 to bring his daughter here. Guided by the smuggler the teen tells CBS 11 she and another group of children were brought...
  • Conservative Dallas Pastor Stands By His Remarks About Jesus, Border Fence

    07/12/2014 8:42:23 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 18 replies
    CBSDFW.COM ^ | 11 JULY 2014 | CBSDFW.COM
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - The leader of one of Dallas’ largest congregations is facing some criticism, based on statements he made on a national newscast. After Pastor Robert Jeffress offered an assessment on the border crisis involving unaccompanied minors, some accused him of invoking scripture in an inappropriate manner. Dr. Jeffress told CBS 11’s Steve Pickett while Jesus loved children, he also respected the law. In that context, Jeffress believes a complete act of compassion for these children starts with tightening the border they’re allowed to cross.
  • What Killed The Romantic Comedy?

    07/12/2014 8:34:28 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 79 replies
    THE FEDERALIST ^ | 11 JULY 2014 | RACHEL LU
    “You know of course that we could never really be friends… Men and women can’t be friends, because the sex part always gets in the way.” That’s from the 1989 romantic comedy, “When Harry Met Sally.” But you already knew that. It’s a famous movie and a famous line, and in the 25 years since Nora Ephron’s classic swept the box office, people still love this hilarious and heartwarming tale of true friendship melting into true love.
  • Republicans to sue Obama over health law

    07/10/2014 5:06:58 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 19 replies
    CHANNEL 3000 ^ | 10 JULY 2014 | DEIRDRE WALSH - CNN
    CNN) - House Republicans are going forward with plans to sue President Barack Obama and will base their legal case on the sweeping health care law he championed and they despise. Related Content Republicans to sue Obama over health law Officials: Texas immigrant flood... Shaun Donovan confirmed as budget... Germany expels U.S. Embassy official Obama-Galifianakis interview... Hard core Obama fan waits all night... » View More Speaker John Boehner said the suit will follow the argument Obama violated the Constitution by circumventing Congress and changing the law's employer mandate on his own. "In 2013, the President changed the health care...
  • Wisconsin Appeals Ruling Allowing Gay Marriages

    07/10/2014 5:03:13 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 8 replies
    WCCO.COM ^ | 10 JULY 2014 | AP
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin has appealed a federal judge’s ruling from last month striking down the state’s ban on same-sex marriages as unconstitutional. Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen filed the appeal on Thursday as he indicated at the time of the original ruling he would. U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb ruled on June 6 that the ban, approved by voters in 2006, was a violation of gay couples’ equal protection and due process rights.
  • Homeland security secretary to tour FLETC

    07/10/2014 4:58:47 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 3 replies
    KRQE.COM ^ | 10 JULY 2014 | KIM VALLEZ
    ARTESIA, N.M. (KRQE) – Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson will visit a temporary immigration detention center in Artesia. Johnson will tour FLETC Friday where there are three barracks setup that can hold hundreds of illegal immigrants as they await deportation or seek asylum.
  • (Albuquerque) APD to buy 350-plus AR-15 rifles

    07/10/2014 4:56:59 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 26 replies
    KOB NEWS ^ | 09 JULY 2014 | RYAN LUBY
    New Mexico's largest police department, mired in controversy over the use of excessive force, is about to supply military-style weapons to officers using taxpayer money. The investigative team at KOB Eyewitness News 4 learned that Albuquerque Police awarded a bid to a local vendor for the purchase of AR-15 rifles -- the type of gun used to kill James Boyd in the foothills in March. According to the request for bid, which ended two weeks ago, the department would likely purchase 350 guns in the first year of a two-year contract. Thereafter, it would order quantities of 50 as necessary....
  • Obama cuts line at famed Texas barbecue joint (but pays for lunch)

    07/10/2014 4:51:26 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 61 replies
    YAHOO NEWS ^ | 10 JULY 2014 | ERIC PFEIFFER
    Some people wait in line for five hours just to get their fix at Austin’s famous Franklin Barbecue. And who can blame them? The establishment is less than 10 years old but has been cited as the nation’s best. Of course, President Obama is not “some people.” After a campaign-style speech in Austin on Thursday afternoon, the commander in chief made a stop by Franklin Barbecue and was quickly ushered to the front of the line. It’s common practice to let a president cut to the front of the line at a dining establishment. After all, the president arguably has...
  • Obama: Congress can act now to fix the border crisis

    07/09/2014 4:48:28 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 26 replies
    AP/WFAA.COM ^ | 09 JULY 2014 | JULIE PACE
    DALLAS (AP) — President Barack Obama said Congress has the ability to act immediately to address the wave of unaccompanied minors coming over the border from Mexico into the U.S. Obama spoke in Dallas after meeting Wednesday with Gov. Rick Perry and other officials about the unaccompanied minors entering the country by the thousands. "This is not a short-term problem," the president told reporters. "This is a long-term problem."
  • Baylor professor helps identify bodies of immigrants crossing border

    07/09/2014 4:45:45 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 17 replies
    KXXV.COM ^ | 09 JULY 2014 | ADAM HAMMONS
    WACO - Authorities on the border are finding bodies everyday of those who tried and failed to cross into the U.S. safely. One local woman is helping identify those people. This is the second year Baylor professor, Lori Baker, has made the trip with students to the border. Baker and her students are currently going through the remains bone by bone in order to identify the remains and give families a little closure. "I think it's something right now where we're in a crisis," Baker said. "Now with the number of immigrants coming and the number of children, it's a...
  • GOPe IGNORING ALISON GRIMES CRUSHING MCCONNELL IN KY

    06/28/2014 6:09:16 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 129 replies
    EEE | 28 JUNE 2014 | EEE
    But wait a minute. We all know that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is invincible and has the good-old boys GOP establishment working 'round-the-clock for him, right? Maybe they'll GOTV among blacks and Democrat voters? Folks, forget about Mississippi and think about what's occurring in Kentucky for a minute. Poll after poll after poll finds Mitch behind the 8-ball of his opponent, while he still hasn't made any of his other balls in the pool pocket yet. Grimes is completely running the table, and having shots of Jagermeister with her gal pals. Granted, these polls are within the margin...
  • McDaniel crisscrosses state in last hours before runoff

    06/23/2014 7:44:37 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 20 replies
    WAPT.COM ^ | 23 JUNE 2014 | WAPT.COM
    MERIDIAN, Miss. —Tea party candidate Chris McDaniel made several campaign stops across Mississippi Monday, the day he faces U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran in a runoff election. McDaniel was stumping in Meridian early in the day, shaking hands and meeting voters at a local lunch spot. A crush of national media was on his trail as McDaniel seeks to unseat the six-term incumbent. McDaniel, a state senator, said voter turnout is the key and he is taking every chance he gets to criticize Cochran supporters for trying to recruit Democrats to vote in Tuesday's runoff.
  • Breaking: Fire reported at Disneyland

    06/22/2014 7:39:21 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 17 replies
    TWITCHY ^ | 22 JUNE 2014 | ABC NEWS 7
    THIS JUST IN: Reports of fire at/near Disneyland. Smoke visible in the area. Anaheim FD on scene. Unknown impact to park operations. ab
  • Boy's front-yard library shut down by city government

    06/20/2014 4:57:43 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 26 replies
    WSBTV.COM ^ | 20 JUNE 2014 | Sebastian Martinez
    A little boy and his little library are at the center of a little controversy after the Kansas City suburb where he lives forced him to shut it down. Nine-year-old Spencer Collins decided to share his passion for reading through a small free library in his front yard in Leawood, Kansas. (Via KSNT) But the Prairie Village Post reports that didn't sit well with the city government, who sent Collins' parents a letter saying, "Your take-a-book, leave-a-book structure must be attached to the house."
  • Obama expands government benefits for gay couples

    06/20/2014 4:51:52 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 17 replies
    WSBTV.COM ^ | 20 JUNE 2014 | JOSH LEDERMAN - AP
    WASHINGTON — A year after the Supreme Court struck down a law barring federal recognition of gay marriages, the Obama administration granted an array of new benefits Friday to same-sex couples, including those who live in states where gay marriage is against the law. The new measures range from Social Security and veterans benefits to work leave for caring for sick spouses. They are part of President Barack Obama's efforts to expand whatever protections he can offer to gays and lesbians even though more than half of the states don't recognize gay marriage. That effort has been confounded by laws...