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  • Greta demands Hillary remove ‘dishonest’ ad featuring her

    07/01/2015 5:56:08 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 20 replies
    NMediaEqualizer ^ | July 1,2015 | By Brian Maloney
    An ad unveiled today by Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign is being denounced by Greta Van Susteren, who says it selectively edited her interview with Rep Trey Gowdy (R-SC) to make it appear the Benghazi investigation is politically motivated. Via her website, the Fox News Channel host has demanded the Clinton campaign remove her 81-second “Briefing” spot, also providing a transcript of the original program to prove Gowdy was not actually backing the Democratic presidential primary candidate’s claims. Van Susteren sees the key discrepancy as “Chairman Gowdy saying ‘it could be’ when I pointed out that a delay in releasing the...

    06/30/2015 6:31:45 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 35 replies
    Breibart ^ | June 30,2015 | Alex Swoyer
    GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump filed a $500 million lawsuit against Univision after it terminated its contract to carry the Miss USA pageant, scheduled for July 12. In a news release, Trump’s team announced: Under the contract, Univision is required to broadcast the pageant live on television in Spanish. While Univision claims its decision came solely in response to comments by Mr. Trump during a June 16, 2015 campaign speech announcing his candidacy for President of the United States, the decision was, in reality, a politically motivated attempt to suppress Mr. Trump’s freedom of speech under the First Amendment as...

    06/30/2015 11:47:52 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 41 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | June 30,2015 | by WILLIAM BIGELOW
    Chick-fil-A, the Christian fast-food company that is closed on Sundays to honor the Sabbath, ranks at the top of all fast-food companies for customer satisfaction, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index Restaurant Report 2015. Chick-fil-A was vilified by LGBT supporters for its CEO’s remarks supporting traditional marriage, but that hasn’t stopped it from topping the list the very first year it was included. Years before the recent Supreme Court decision legalizing sane-sex marriage, Dan Cathy, the CEO, responded to the Supreme Court decision to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act by asserting that it was “a sad day for...
  • You’ll Never Guess the Latest Victims of the Student Loan Crisis

    06/30/2015 8:40:54 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 88 replies
    Money ^ | June 30,2015 | Michaela Ross
    A fast-growing number of seniors are hitting retirement with a student debt burden. Even their Social Security is at risk Most debt you can get out of—painful as it might be. Credit card debt can be cleared in bankruptcy. A mortgage can end in foreclosure. But student debt is more sticky, and it turns out it can have big consequences in retirement. Last year, Richard Minuti’s Social Security payments were cut by 10%. The Philadelphia native was already earning only a bit over $10,000 a year, including some part-time work as a tutor. “I was desperate,” says Minuti. “Taking 10%...
  • Opinion: Europe’s war on Greek democracy

    06/29/2015 3:05:24 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    Market Watch ^ | June 29,2015 | Joseph E. Stiglitz
    In fact, European leaders are finally beginning to reveal the true nature of the ongoing debt dispute, and the answer is not pleasant: it is about power and democracy much more than money and economics. Of course, the economics behind the program that the “troika” (the European Commission, the European Central Bank, and the International Monetary Fund) foisted on Greece five years ago has been abysmal, resulting in a 25% decline in the country’s gross domestic product. I can think of no depression, ever, that has been so deliberate and had such catastrophic consequences: Greece’s rate of youth unemployment, for...
  • Ayatollah Roberts and His Sharia Council

    06/28/2015 6:17:32 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 8 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 28,2015 | KEVIN D. WILLIAMSON
    Constitutional torture is an art, and Chief Justice John Roberts has emerged as its Andy Warhol: an impresario who will put his name on anything. It is uncomfortable to think about, but our Supreme Court functions in much the same way as Iran’s Guardian Council: It is a supralegislative body of purported scholars, distinguished by ceremonial black robes, that imaginatively applies ancient doctrines “conscious of the present needs and the issues of the day,” as the ayatollahs over there and over here both put it, deciding — discovering! — what is mandatory and what is forbidden as the shifting currents...
  • Why Jim Rogers is buying what everyone else is selling

    06/28/2015 3:38:59 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    Market Watch ^ | June 26,2015 | Michael Sincere
    Rogers: What is happening right now is a historical anomaly. Never in the thousands of years of recorded history have we had interest rates at zero or negative. We are destroying the people who save and invest for the future. They are being wiped out at the expense of the people who bought four or five houses with no money down and no job. We are destroying the people that all societies throughout history have needed the most. When you destroy the investing and saving group, your society, economy, and country has problems. What about Greece? Greece is a sideshow...
  • Charlie Daniels on the Confederate Flag, Restraint and Common Sense

    06/28/2015 1:12:37 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 80 replies
    CNS ^ | June 26,2015 | By Charlie Daniels
    This will have the potential to be lengthy, so bear with me and I will try my best to relate my honest feelings on the Confederate flag in question, which was actually the battle flag carried by several Confederate army regiments – and was not the official flag of the Confederacy. I was born in 1936, a mere 71 years after the Civil War ended, when the South was looked upon by what seemed to be a majority of the Northern States as an inbred, backward, uneducated, slow-talking and slower-thinking people, with low morals and a propensity for incest. This...
  • All about the money’: Motorists plagued by sky-high Calif. traffic ticket fines

    06/27/2015 4:13:04 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 67 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 27,2015 | William La Jeunesse
    Casey Campbell served two tours in Iraq, but the fight of his life is in California. After driving without a seat belt and no front plate, he got a $25 traffic ticket that jumped to $300 with assessments and surcharges. Unable to pay in full, the ticket rose to $600, and then $819 when he missed a court date. The state automatically took his driver's license and turned the ticket over to a collections agency. Police later impounded his car when he drove to work on a suspended license. Unable to make a living, Campbell ended up broke and homeless....
  • Fox News Just Made an Announcement About Bob Beckel That Changes Their Relationship Forever

    06/25/2015 4:21:59 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 68 replies
    ijreview ^ | June 25,2015 | BY MICHAEL HAUSAM
    Fox News, which is said to have supported Beckel for years as he dealt with multiple addiction issues, has released a statement on the liberal host’s departure. According to Bill Shine, Executive Director of Programming, in a statement emailed to IJReview: “We tried to work with Bob for months, but we couldn’t hold The Five hostage to one man’s personal issues. He took tremendous advantage of our generosity, empathy and goodwill and we simply came to the end of the road with him. Juan Williams and Geraldo Rivera will be among those rotating on the show for the near future.”...
  • Britain faces FREEZING winters as slump in solar activity threatens 'little Ice Age'

    06/23/2015 5:12:38 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 65 replies uk ^ | June 23,2015 | By NATHAN RAO
    Climate experts warn the amount of light and warmth released by the sun is nosediving to levels "not seen for centuries". They fear a repeat of the so-called 'Maunder Minimum' which triggered Arctic winter whiteouts and led to the River Thames freezing 300 years ago. The Met Office-led study warns although the effect will be offset by recent global warming, Britain faces years of unusually cold winters. A spokesman said: "A return to low solar activity not seen for centuries could increase the chances of cold winters in Europe and eastern parts of the United States but wouldn't halt global...

    06/23/2015 5:38:26 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | June 22,2015 | by JORDAN SCHACHTEL
    Justin Nojan Sullivan, 19, of North Carolina, has been charged with attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State terror group, the FBI revealed Monday. The aspiring jihadi was set on purchasing an AR-15 at a North Carolina gun show on Saturday, which he would use as part of a wider plan to kill as many as 1,000 Americans, the complaint against Sullivan said. On April 21, 2015, Sullivan’s own father reported his son to the police, telling authorities that he was “scared to leave the house.” On June 6, an undercover FBI employee made successful contact with the...
  • Canada: Never mind. We’ll just ship our energy to China

    06/15/2015 11:25:55 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 13 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 15,2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    TransCanada Corp said on Friday it expects to start construction this year on natural gas pipeline to British Columbia’s Pacific Coast worth at least C$5 billion ($4.1 billion) following a conditional go-ahead by a Petronas-led consortium for what could be Canada’s first LNG export terminal. The Prince Rupert Gas Transmission line will connect the prolific Montney gas field near Fort St. John in northeastern British Columbia to the Pacific NorthWest LNG terminal, which is planned for Lelu Island The conditional go-ahead for the liquefied natural gas terminal is a rare win for TransCanada, which has struggled in recent years to...
  • “A cautionary tale”: The fall of the sheik behind the Anbar Awakening

    06/11/2015 9:21:41 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 2 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 11,2015 | ED MORRISSEY
    But the sheik’s fortunes began to decline after the last U.S. troops withdrew from Iraq in 2011. Many of the Anbari fighters, known as the Sons of Iraq, were never paid by the Iraqi government, then led by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. What’s more, Sheik Ahmad told me in 2012 that his contacts with the U.S. government stopped after the last troops pulled out. The sheik still publicly aligned himself with Maliki and the central government, even thought that government was failing to provide basic security in western Iraq. These failures by the Baghdad government created the conditions for the...
  • Report: Texas looking to lasso General Electric's headquarters

    06/11/2015 6:07:48 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    Dallas Business Journal ^ | June 11,2015 | Candace Carlisle
    It appears Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has thrown the Lone Star state's hat into the ring as a suitor for the headquarters of Connecticut-based General Electric, according to a report by Hearst Connecticut Media Group. The news group obtained a one-page letter Abbott reportedly sent to General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt promising the company a smaller tax bill and lots of economic incentives .In the letter, Abbott said he was sure governors throughout the United States were writing similar letters to Immelt after he spoke openly about his displeasure with Connecticut's proposed $700 million increase in taxes on businesses over...
  • The Hartford Way: Keep Raising Taxes In Connecticut

    06/06/2015 7:47:18 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    IBD ^ | June 5,2015 | EDITORIAL
    So now several of the largest corporations in the state, including Yankee mainstays such as insurance giants Aetna and Travelers, as well as General Electric, are threatening to leave and get out of this abusive relationship. GE's CEO Jeff Immelt told his thousands of Connecticut-based employees that he has put together a team to evaluate a move to another state with "a more pro-business environment." He says the company's state taxes have increased five times since 2011 and the new hike would impose "significant and retroactive tax increases for businesses." Aetna complained that it already pays $65 million a year...

    06/04/2015 4:18:36 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 20 replies
    Powerline ^ | June 4,2015 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    Chuck Ross of the Daily Caller reports that the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has obtained information that could deepen the Hillary Clinton private email server scandal. The information is contained in notes of a meeting between two State Department whistleblowers and members of the Oversight Committee’s staff. This story has been reported before. But the whistleblower reportedly ties it to the Clinton email server, alleging that clintonmail was used to conceal Abedin’s allegedly unlawful activity. That’s a big deal, or should be. Second, if the acting State Department inspector general, who is said to be a political...

    06/04/2015 12:18:07 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 9 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | June 4,2015 | Steve Milloy
    But a closer look at these claims of independence raises serious doubts. An online search of EPA’s web site revealed that Syracuse’s Driscoll has previously involved as a principal investigator in studies that received over $3.6 million in research grants from EPA. Co-author Dallas Burtraw, a researcher at the think tank Resources for the Future, had been involved in previous EPA grants totaling almost $2 million. Harvard co-author Jonathan I. Levy had been involved in over $9.5 million worth of grants. Co-author Joel Schwartz, also of Harvard, had been previously involved in over $31 million worth of grants from EPA....

    06/02/2015 1:31:33 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 40 replies
    Breitbart Sports ^ | June 2,2015
    Billionaire hedge fund titan Leon Cooperman says the Clinton Cash revelations about the Clinton Foundation and Hillary Clinton’s constant bashing of hedge funds have cost her his support in 2016. “Just read about the stuff with the Clinton initiative. To me this is an unbelievable shakedown,” Cooperman told CNN Money’s Cristina Alesci. Cooperman says Hillary Clinton’s trashing of those who make their living from hedge funds is hypocritical—and he’s had it. “I don’t need anybody crapping all over what I do for a living,” said Cooperman. “[She] hangs out with all these people in Martha’s Vineyard and in the Hamptons...

    06/02/2015 8:52:21 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 2,2015 | JAMES DELINGPOLE
    Good news: the Sahara desert is getting greener because of “climate change.” Climate change has achieved what Bob Geldof and Live Aid failed to do by ending the drought in the Sahel region of Africa that killed more than 100,000 people in the 1980s, a study has found. Rising greenhouse gases caused rains to return to the region south of the Sahara, from Senegal to Sudan, boosting crop yields since the 1990s and helping the population to feed itself without relying on foreign donations. The study, in the journal Nature Climate Change, found that Sahel summer rainfall was about 10...
  • Big payday awaits woman who didn’t know she tossed vintage Apple computer

    06/02/2015 6:33:40 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 9 replies
    Market Watch ^ | May 31,2015 | Shawn Langlois
    Last month, a woman dropped by the Clean Bay Area recycling firm with a box of junk. But your typical bonepile of used electronics it wasn’t. In fact, discovered inside one of her boxes, according to the San Jose Mercury News, was a vintage Apple I, one of only about 200 first-generation desktop computers build by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ron Wayne way back in 1976. Sounds valuable and it is, to the tune of $200,000, which is what Clean Bay Area managed to sell it for this month to a private collection, Vice President Victor Gichun told the...
  • The Shale Boom Shifts Into Higher Gear

    06/01/2015 8:58:38 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 31,2015 | DONALD L. LUSKIN And MICHAEL WARREN
    The nimblest and smartest competitors have worked relentlessly to increase their productivity. Leading-edge operators report that they can produce more profitably today at a price of $65 a barrel than they could at $95 a barrel three years ago. Where can they be profitable three years hence—$40 a barrel? $30? The oil patch today is afire with the same technological imperative and competitive mission that has powered the U.S. electronics revolution—think Moore’s Law—to dash headlong down the learning curve, crushing costs and prices and making up for it in volume. Today’s surge in production is coming predominantly from wells that...

    06/01/2015 8:41:20 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 1,2015 | by PAM KEY
    Sunday on Fox News Channel’s “Media Buzz,” retiring host of CBS’s “Face the Nation” Bob Schieffer said “maybe” the mainstream media was “not skeptical enough” about then-Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) when he ran for president in 2008. When host Howard Kurtz asked, “Many people in this country, as you know, think the three broadcast networks are too biased, too liberal. Would you agree looking back in the media gave Barack Obama an incredibly easy ride in 2008, and for much of his presidency?” Schieffer said, “Well, I think, I think the whole political world was struck by...
  • Ian Bremmer says America is no longer 'indispensable', and that's bad news for Britain

    05/31/2015 2:24:05 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 13 replies
    The UK Telegraph ^ | May 30,2015 | Peter Foster
    PF: In ‘Superpower’ you outline three possible courses for American foreign policy: 1) keeping faith with the old “Indispensable” America that underwrites global stability 2) adopting a “moneyball” approach where the US pursues its narrow economic and security interests, or 3) an “Independent” America where the US gives up trying to solve the world’s problems, but seeks instead to lead by example by investing in America’s security and prosperity at home. While you invite readers to choose for themselves, you personally plumped for the “Independent” strategy – why? IB: “I went for ‘Independent’ because America needs a strategy that doesn't...
  • U.S. oil producers are back in the money, but OPEC is not

    05/29/2015 4:35:46 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 10 replies
    Market Watch ^ | May 29,2015 | Tim Mullaney
    Seeing Saudi Arabia beat its head against the wall has been so fun that now Iraq’s petro-military apparatus has decided it, too, wishes to flood the world’s oil market with fresh supply and bring U.S. shale producers to their knees. To put this in terms Iraqis may grasp: Please do. Texans will meet you in the street with yellow roses. For all the that the Saudis have “won” because Brent has gained about $10 a barrel since January, it’s still as much as $20 cheaper than it was in November 2014 when the Saudi plan became clear. The U.S. production...

    05/29/2015 3:52:28 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 29,2015 | ROBERT WILDE
    For the first time in history a husband and a wife, while playing golf together, teeing it up on the same hole, playing as a twosome, shot consecutive holes in one. Odds makers consider the chances of this occurrence almost incalculable. The National Hole-in-One Association makes a stab at it, rendering it at about 52,000,000 to 1. Whatever the chances, don’t expect it to happen again too soon Sunday Tony and Janet Blundy headed off to their friendly, but competitive round of golf. Playing the Ledge Meadows golf course in Grand Ledge, Oregon, Tony knocked a seven-iron in from 135...
  • MICHELLE O TO GO: Food trucks deliver school lunches to students during summer break

    05/29/2015 3:31:24 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    EAG ^ | May 29,2015 | VICTOR SKINNER
    PAUL, Minn. – Government-sponsored food trucks will be stalking students this summer with the goal of giving out thousands of “healthy” free lunches officials don’t trust parents to provide. Officials at St. Paul public schools recently announced they’re working with the local food bank Second Harvest to dispatch a mobile food truck to expand locations offering students free lunches during the summer. Last year the district supplied 71 locations, and the truck will help to add another 10 to 15 in 2015, KSTP reports. The district’s director of nutrition services, Stacy Koppen, said the truck will drive around to different...
  • Carly Fiorina belongs on the primary debate stage

    05/28/2015 8:34:24 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 31 replies
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | May 27,2015 | DREW CLINE
    Politics is a field dominated by those who excel at communicating, and Fiorina is proving herself a powerful and effective communicator. She does more than turn a nice phrase. (“Nothing makes me angrier than when people’s livelihoods are sacrificed on the altar of ideology.”) She packs more substance into fewer words than anyone else in the 2016 field. With this ability, Fiorina is selling herself as a competent manager and bold leader. She charmingly calls the administrative apparatus in Washington a “vast, bloated, incompetent bureaucracy.” To fix it, she would implement zero-based budgeting and pay for performance; tackle fraud, waste...
  • How to Prevent the Fall of Baghdad

    05/27/2015 6:55:37 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 26,2015 | KEVIN CARROLL
    The fall of Baghdad to ISIS would harm American strategic interests as the fall of Saigon did in 1975. The blow to U.S. credibility and the enhancement of ISIS’s prestige, of its black flag rising over an evacuated U.S. Embassy, would be incalculable. To prevent this outcome, President Obama should consider taking the following actions. • Use strategic air power. America’s unrivaled air forces can hit ISIS from anywhere: neighboring countries, the sea and the continental U.S. Yet the sorties flown so far have been minimal, and damage inflicted still less,even as ISIS held a parade in broad daylight in...
  • Drip, drip, drip… State Department offers to release Hillary emails every two months

    05/27/2015 2:10:19 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 10 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 26,2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    But still, interesting tidbits have been cropping up from the ones we’ve seen thus far. That’s probably why Clinton would rather rip the band aid off early, get them all out in the press and then simply move on. By the time the first votes are cast, her team would be able to shrug off any lingering questions by calling them old news. Unfortunately, the State Department’s hands are tied and they’re unable to play along with the plan. In possibly the worst possible scenario for the Clinton campaign, State is now proposing to keep releasing them in batches every...
  • Toxic Nation: After Ramadi, USA Shows Itself to be the Worst Kind of Friend

    05/27/2015 10:28:47 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 9 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 26,2015 | BY: Aaron MacLean
    It is also the case that hundreds (at least) of Iraqis loyal to their government died in the defense and fall of Ramadi. It is pretty rich for the American secretary of defense, who supervises a strategy designed to keep American servicemen out of the fight on the ground, to claim that the Iraqis lack fighting spirit. What about American fighting spirit? Our airstrikes are ineffectual, hampered by the same strict rules of engagement that held troops back in Afghanistan during 2009 and 2010. Our special operations troops are forbidden from leaving their bases to coordinate air support for the...

    05/27/2015 7:04:52 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 27,2015 | by CHARLES HURT
    Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the longest-running Southern Gothic soap opera in American history! It is a mix of “Days of Our Lives,” “Dr. Phil,” “The Sopranos,” “Oprah,” and “Judge Judy” all rolled into one, long, endless saga called “The Clintons — a Tale of Naked Ambition, Unquenchable Libido, Towering Greed, and Their Desperation to Be a Part of Every American’s Life as Long as We Live.” It is about 20 years on from being “The Young and the Restless.” It has become “The Old and Relentless.” Washed Up. Won’t stop talking. Won’t stop spinning. Won’t stop lying. Won’t stop...
  • When It Comes to Global Warming, the News Media Only See What They Want

    05/27/2015 5:49:44 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 18 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 26,2015 | John Ziegler
    In 2013, USA Today, among many major news outlets to focus on the issue, published a special report on how global warming was exacerbating the supposedly historic drought in Texas and that “likely do more damage in the future.” Well, that drought is amazingly now officially over less than two years later. This, in a remotely logical world, would leave only two options: 1) Global Warming has been fixed; or 2) The report was a piece of garbage using a natural cycle to promote a political agenda. I asked the reporter via Twitter if she intended on retracting the piece...
  • “Free range” parents in Maryland win appeal with CPS

    05/26/2015 7:37:42 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 26,2015 | ED MORRISSEY
    This ruling only concerns the first case involving the Meitivs. While they had pursued the appeal on the January ruling, police took their children into custody again last month for walking to the park on their own, holding them for more than five hours. The action raised eyebrows even among those who disapprove of the Meitiv’s parenting style, with many demanding to know how the police and CPS could argue that their actions were less harmful than allowing two children to walk alone to a nearby park. They still have not issued a conclusion on that incident, but it’s practically...
  • Florida teen who took NFL player to prom dies

    05/24/2015 6:46:23 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 24,2015
    The Florida teen whose dream came true when an NFL player escorted her to the prom has died, hospital officials announced Friday. Khameyea Jennings, 18, of Jacksonville, who was diagnosed with liver cancer in 2013, died Thursday, the Florida Times-Union reported, citing Wolfson Children’s Hospital spokesman Cindy Hamilton. Earlier this month, Jennings went to her prom with Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks. The pair wore matching white and gold formalwear and drove to the Frank H. Peterson Academies of Technology prom in Marks’ Lamborghini. Marks, flowers in hand, had visited Jennings in April at Wolfson, where she was undergoing...
  • SATURDAY SUMMARY MAY 23, 2015. Weatherbell

    05/23/2015 6:35:36 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 5 replies
    Weatherbell ^ | May 23,2015 | Joe Bastadri
  • Soldier reunited with rescued Iraqi family

    05/23/2015 6:02:06 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    MyFoxAtlanta ^ | May 21,2015 | By Portia Bruner, FOX 5 Reporter
    HOSCHTON, Ga. - The last time Ret. Lt. Col. Greg Pepin saw Lava Barwari she was just 36 days old--in Iraq. The baby girl was in her mother's arms and her parents were desperately trying to flee that country since they were on Dictator Sadam Hussein's kill list. The family is Kurdish, an ethnic group targeted by the former Iraqi government for genocide. Awaz Barwari was just 22 years old and her name was on the list of Kurds allowed to leave Iraq. But an Iraqi official told her newborn, Lava, could not go since her name was not on...
  • Democrats' Vanishing Future

    05/22/2015 7:42:08 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 44 replies
    National Journal ^ | May 21,2015 | JOSH KRAUSHAAR
    Hillary Clinton is not the only Democratic comeback candidate on the 2016 ticket. Senate Democrats are betting on the past to rebuild their party for the future. One of the most underappreciated stories in recent years is the deterioration of the Democratic bench under President Obama's tenure in office. The party has become much more ideologically homogenous, losing most of its moderate wing as a result of the last two disastrous midterm elections. By one new catch-all measure, a party-strength index introduced by RealClearPolitics analysts Sean Trende and David Byler, Democrats are in their worst position since 1928. That dynamic...
  • Here’s Ted Cruz deftly handling a snotty reporter

    05/22/2015 6:21:28 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 37 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 20,2015 | The Joe Walsh Show
    Ted Cruz Owns a Reporter in Beaumont, TX on Question About Gay Marriage
  • The Silencing: How the Left is Killing Free Speech

    05/16/2015 1:48:18 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    Amazon ^ | May 14,2015 | Kirsten Powers
    Lifelong liberal Kirsten Powers blasts the Left's forced march towards conformity in an exposé of the illiberal war on free speech. No longer champions of tolerance and free speech, the "illiberal Left" now viciously attacks and silences anyone with alternative points of view. Powers asks, "What ever happened to free speech in America?"
  • Seattle Hearing on Shell’s Arctic Rig Docking: A Clash of Visions

    05/16/2015 1:37:50 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 3 replies
    MasterResource ^ | May 14,2015 | By Dave Harbour
    I have observed natural resource hearings for four decades. Never has such a pervasive, activist, elitist, anti-civilization mentality so pervaded our society as that on display at this hearing. If our civilization is to continue, our well-grounded public and private leaders need to wake up and undertake communication programs designed to better articulate the facts of free-enterprise, wealth creation, natural resource development, freedom and history to community members, young and old. Such a new education movement could well begin in Seattle, anchor tenant of America’s “Left Coast.” For every new generation of citizens and their elected leaders needs to be...
  • Hillary Clinton's brothers could cause major problems for her presidential campaign

    05/16/2015 1:14:33 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 16,2015 | COLIN CAMPBELL AND HUNTER WALKER
    "They're essentially the id of Bill and Hillary Clinton. A bunch of money-grubbing and opportunistic hillbillies with no sense of ethics, decency, or even legality." Indeed, while Hugh Rodham has yet to make headlines this cycle, last weekend, the New York Times published a story delving into Clinton's youngest brother, Tony Rodham. The paper reported he had repeatedly tried to profit from his connection to the former first family. The newspaper pointed to a wide range of Tony Rodham's business activities including a Haitian gold mining venture and speeches he gave before Chinese investor conferences and a California cosmetics company....
  • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Likely Won’t Face Execution For A Very Long Time

    05/16/2015 12:59:28 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | May 15,2015 | By BEN CASSELMAN
    The vast majority of those cases took place at the state level. Federal prisoners like Tsarnaev are even less likely to be executed. Between 1988, when Congress reinstated the death penalty for federal cases, and 2013, 71 federal defendants were sentenced to death; only three were executed, compared with 10 who had their sentences or convictions overturned on appeal. (One inmate died on death row, and another had his sentence commuted to life by President Bill Clinton in 2001.) No federal execution has taken place since 2003. Of those still awaiting execution, the typical inmate has already spent a decade...

    05/16/2015 9:16:33 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 1 replies
    Weatherbell ^ | May 16,2015 | Joe. Bastardi
    Video.....learn how the weather works

    05/15/2015 3:30:25 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 15,2015 | JEFF POOR
    On Friday’s broadcast of José Díaz-Balart’s MSNBC program, Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)0% discussed the 2016 presidential race and his thoughts on the race for his party’s presidential nomination. Reid harkened back to the 2008 Democratic presidential primary contest between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and said it was a “wonderful” thing. However, he also said he was glad Clinton was running in a clear field in this upcoming cycle. “Think how wonderful that primary was,” Reid said. “Two all-stars, two people that will be in the political hall of fame no matter what happens in the future...
  • Sabotage! Will Bill Save Us from Hill?

    05/12/2015 6:46:47 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 12,2015 | Roger L Simon
    The more we read of the escapades or listen to the remarks of William Jefferson Clinton, the less it seems he wants his wife to be president. Even the court eunuchs at the Washington Post are starting to worry. Now naturally, Bill cannot come out and say as much, not even to himself in the small hours of the morning. But the way he’s behaving under fire — “I gotta pay our bills!” – does the talking for him. As attractive as a Third Clinton Presidency may be in fantasy, I’d wager the reality of being First Man gives Bill...
  • The Classrooms Where Students Are In Charge

    05/12/2015 4:46:26 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 12 replies
    National Journal ^ | May 12,2015 | SOPHIE QUINTON
    May 12, 2015echnology class in Clarksburg, West Virginia. Instead, one of his students will turn off whatever machine she's working on, introduce herself, and escort the visitor safely past the rows of lathes, milling machines, and drill presses on the shop floor. "That used to be the teacher's job," Sands said. "That's now the students' job." Employers in West Virginia don't just want workers with technical skills. They want workers who'll show up on time, work in teams, and pass a drug test. So to teach both technical and so-called 'soft' skills, the state has redesigned career and technical education...
  • Civic Ignorance Begets Civil Unrest

    05/07/2015 4:49:20 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 3 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 7,2015 | By Les Francis
    Every now and then those of us who follow the news closely will read, view or hear stories that seem separate and unconnected. But, as we think more about them, we make connections and establish a larger context. So it was for me last week. First came the alarming civil unrest in Baltimore. Within a couple of days, I read about a different kind of protest, this one in Texas The third story that got my attention came in the form of a report from the U.S. Department of Education detailing the results of the latest National Assessment of Educational...
  • WARREN BUFFETT: 'I don't see smiles on the faces of people at Whole Foods'

    05/07/2015 4:36:26 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 78 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | May 6,2015 | Rick Wilking/
    Whole Foods shares are getting crushed after earnings. The company reported record second quarter sales that still were below investors' expectations, and shares were down as much as 10% in after hours trade on Wednesday. This past weekend at the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders' meeting this past weekend, CEO Warren Buffett singled out the company, saying that that the customers there simply don't seem like a happy bunch. Here's some more color on what Buffett said, according to Time: "Food and beverage companies will adjust to the expressed preferences of consumers. No company does well ignoring its consumers. "It’s amazing...
  • On My Own Two Feet: From Losing My Legs to Learning the Dance of Life

    04/20/2015 7:07:14 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 2 replies
    Amazon ^ | December 30, 2014 | Michelle Burford
    Amy Purdy, who inspired a nation on Dancing with the Stars and has been called a hero by Oprah Winfrey, reveals the intimate details of her triumphant comeback from the brink of death to making history as a Paralympic snowboarder. In On My Own Two Feet, Amy takes readers inside her childhood and up to the defining life or death moment. Despite the grim prognosis, she was determined to not just beat the odds and walk again but to create a life filled with bold adventures, big dreams, and boundless vitality—and share that spirit with the world. Amy seized her...