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  • Footage from Globe Reporter Captures Exchange of Gun Fire in Parliament Hill Building

    10/22/2014 8:45:33 AM PDT · by kristinn · 8 replies
    The Globe and Mail via YouTube ^ | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
    Short video by gutsy reporter trailing police as they track gunman in Hall of Honour.
  • Shooting on Canada's Parliament Hill

    10/22/2014 7:08:00 AM PDT · by kristinn · 604 replies
    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | Kristinn
    Reports coming in from Canada of shooting at the Library of Parliament. One shooter reported captured. Unconfirmed reports of one dead. Police looking for more shooters, but not sure if more.
  • CNN: Pentagon Authorized to Call Up Reservists for Ebola Duty in Africa

    10/15/2014 1:09:00 PM PDT · by kristinn · 50 replies
    CNN via Twitter ^ | Wednesday, October 15, 2014 | Vaughn Sterling
    CNN JUST IN: Pentagon to be given authority to call up reservists to deploy to west Africa to fight the #Ebola crisis
  • Army Vet to Knife-Wielding Man at Pathmark: 'I don't want to shoot you'

    10/13/2014 6:04:32 PM PDT · by kristinn · 29 replies
    The Philadelphia Daily News ^ | Monday, October 13, 2014 | Morgan Zalot
    William Lawler didn't want to shoot the man who threatened his girlfriend and him with a 13-inch knife Sunday outside a Pathmark store near his Northeast Philadelphia home. But even after Lawler, 38, an Army veteran and longtime firearms instructor, showed his 9mm Glock, the knife-wielding madman didn't want to back down. "At least a half-dozen times, I ordered him to stop. The last time, I said, 'I don't want to shoot you, but I will,' " Lawler said Monday, recounting the bizarre run-in outside the supermarket, on Frankford Avenue near Megargee Street near Holmesburg. "Then, after I shot him,...
  • Brazil Says Man Under Observation for Ebola Tests Negative

    10/11/2014 9:26:36 AM PDT · by kristinn · 2 replies
    Reuters via Stabroek News ^ | Saturday, October 11, 2014
    Brazil’s health ministry said today a man under observation for a possible case of Ebola has tested negative for the disease. The 47-year-old man arrived in Brazil on Sept. 19 from Guinea, one of three African countries at the heart of an epidemic that has killed more than 4,000 people since March.
  • Ebola Ruled Out in Death of Briton in Macedonia

    10/11/2014 9:18:10 AM PDT · by kristinn · 15 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | Saturday, October 11, 2014 | Kole Casule
    Macedonia on Saturday ruled out the Ebola virus as the cause of death of a British man in the Balkan country on Thursday. "We have just received the results from the lab in Hamburg and they are negative for Ebola, which means that the patient did not have the Ebola virus," said Dr. Jovanka Kostovska of the Health Ministry's commission for infectious diseases. Authorities sealed off the hotel where the Briton had been staying and put 35 people in isolation on Thursday when he died. The man had arrived in hospital a few hours earlier suffering from fever, vomiting and...
  • Heads Up D.C. Area FReepers! Nat'l Security Action Summit 9/29/14 (Low cost, great speakers!)

    09/25/2014 5:23:56 PM PDT · by kristinn · 19 replies
    HomelandThreats.com ^ | Thursday, September 25, 2014
    National Security Action Summit II EMPact America, in partnership with Breitbart News Network and the Center for Security Policy, will be hosting the "National Security Action Summit II" on Monday, September 29th 2014. The Marriott Wardman Hotel, located in the heart of Washington DC near the Metro Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan station will host the summit. The National Security Action Summit will be a daylong event focusing on the growing threats facing our nation. America can no longer adopt policies that diminish our nation and our ability to protect our vital interests. Our current foreign policy emboldens our enemies and undermines...
  • London Luton Airport Evacuated After Suspicious Item is Found

    09/08/2014 7:46:51 AM PDT · by kristinn · 44 replies
    Press Assocoiation via The Guardian ^ | Monday, September 8, 2014
    SNIP A spokeswoman for the airport said: "London Luton airport has evacuated the terminal building after a suspicious item was found in the security search area. "The decision has been taken with the police to ensure the safety and security of passengers and staff. Further updates regarding the security and operations at the airport will be provided as soon as possible." Luton said later that all incoming flights had been suspended and the approach road to the airport had been closed.
  • Amid Crises, Obama's Busy Social Schedule Means Double Duty for Air Force One

    08/31/2014 9:50:51 AM PDT · by kristinn · 31 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Sunday, August 31, 2014 | Byron York
    In the past two weeks, President Obama has twice interrupted vacation and fundraising trips to take presidential planes to Washington for a brief period, only to turn around and fly back to his earlier location — once after just a few hours in the White House. Why the peripatetic travel schedule? Well, there was a wedding and a bachelor party involved — and an expensive mix of socializing, work, and vacation. On Thursday, the White House announced Obama would travel to Westchester, N.Y., on Friday to attend a Democratic fundraiser. The president would then travel on to Newport, R.I., later...
  • Imminent Terrorist Attack Warning By Feds on U.S. Border

    08/29/2014 11:09:07 AM PDT · by kristinn · 277 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | Friday, August 29, 2014
    Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued. Agents across a number of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense agencies have all been placed on alert and instructed to aggressively work all possible leads and sources concerning this imminent terrorist threat. Specifically, Judicial Watch sources reveal that the militant group...
  • IRS Shocker: Filing Reveals Lerner Blackberry Destroyed

    08/25/2014 8:00:30 PM PDT · by kristinn · 129 replies
    The New York Observer ^ | Monday, August 25, 2014 | Sidney Powell
    The IRS filing in federal Judge Emmet Sullivan’s court reveals shocking new information. The IRS destroyed Lerner’s Blackberry AFTER it knew her computer had crashed and after a Congressional inquiry was well underway. As an IRS official declared under the penalty of perjury, the destroyed Blackberry would have contained the same emails (both sent and received) as Lois Lerner’s hard drive. We all know by now that Lois Lerner’s hard drive crashed in June 2011 and was destroyed by IRS. The emails of up to twenty other related IRS officials were missing in remarkably similar “crashes,” leading many to speculate...
  • Obama Authorizes Use of Surveillance Drones Over Syria

    08/25/2014 5:53:50 PM PDT · by kristinn · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | Monday, August 25, 2014
    President Obama has authorized the use of drones for surveillance in Syria even as the Assad regime demanded that the U.S. seek permission before launching any airstrikes on its territory against Islamic State targets. A senior U.S. official confirmed to Fox News that Obama this weekend authorized the use of drone surveillance over Syria for the first time. The action is considered the first “intrusive” surveillance by the U.S. in Syria since the country’s civil war began. This differs from protective surveillance, such as the U.S. used in the failed mission to rescue American hostages held in Syria. The authorization...
  • Snap: Press Mocks 'Golf O'Clock' Obama

    08/23/2014 2:31:21 PM PDT · by kristinn · 26 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Saturday, August 23, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    The White House press pool, with President Obama in Martha’s Vineyard to cover his every movement, seems to have had enough of their 16-day assignment. After being snubbed by the president who didn’t show his face to reporters on Friday despite taking a long hike and attending fireworks, the press “pool” on Saturday turned to mockery as Obama hit the links -- again. “Subject: Travel pool report #2 - golf o'clock,” said the second press pool report issued Saturday morning. “Those of you expecting more golf...will not be disappointed. After an uneventful drive, we have arrived at the Farm Neck...
  • U.S. Troops Entered Syria in Failed Attempt to Free Foley, Others

    08/20/2014 5:54:28 PM PDT · by kristinn · 13 replies
    McClatchy ^ | Wednesday, August 20, 2014 | Nancy Youssef and Jonathan S. Landay
    Several dozen U.S. special forces troops flew into Syria last month in a bid to rescue several Americans held by the Islamic State, including journalist James Foley, but they pulled out after discovering that the captives had been moved, senior U.S. officials said Wednesday. One U.S. soldier was wounded. The raid, which took place over the July 4 weekend, is the first known instance of U.S. troops entering Syria since the brutal civil war erupted there in mid-2012. The disclosure offered insight into how much intelligence the United States had gathered on the whereabouts of Foley and the undisclosed number...
  • Holder Headed to Ferguson on Wednesday, Will Oversee Federal Response to Shooting

    08/18/2014 7:24:39 PM PDT · by kristinn · 22 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Monday, August 18, 2014 | Emily Wax-Thibodeaux, DeNeen L. Brown and Jerry Markon
    President Obama on Monday dispatched the attorney general to personally oversee the government’s response to the fatal police shooting 10 days ago of an unarmed black teenager, the latest step in an extensive federal investigation that was expanding even as National Guard troops moved onto the restive streets of this St. Louis suburb. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. will meet Wednesday in Ferguson with some of the FBI agents and prosecutors who have already interviewed more than 200 people as they scour the area where 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed by a white police officer. Holder pledged “the full...
  • Obama, Holder to Discuss Federal Actions to End Violence in Ferguson

    08/18/2014 7:08:46 AM PDT · by kristinn · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | Monday, August 18, 2014 | Justin Sink
    Attorney General Eric Holder will brief President Obama Monday on possible actions the federal government can take in Ferguson, Mo., after another night of clashes prompted Gov. Jay Nixon (D-Mo.) to call in the National Guard. "The president has asked the attorney general to come in tomorrow to brief him on the state of the investigation on the ground,” said senior presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett in an interview with American Urban Radio Monday. Jarrett said Holder would also discuss “any further actions that the federal government could play to help reduce the violence down to zero and make sure the...
  • Autopsy Shows Michael Brown Was Struck at Least 6 Times (all in front)

    08/17/2014 8:20:29 PM PDT · by kristinn · 130 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Sunday, August 17, 2014 | Frances Robles and Julie Bosman
    Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager who was killed by a police officer, sparking protests around the nation, was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, a preliminary private autopsy performed on Sunday found. One of the bullets entered the top of Mr. Brown’s skull, suggesting his head was bent forward when it struck him and caused a fatal injury, according to Dr. Michael M. Baden, the former chief medical examiner for the City of New York, who flew to Missouri on Sunday at the family’s request to conduct the separate autopsy. It was likely the last...
  • Curfew, State of Emergency Declared in Ferguson, Governor Says

    08/16/2014 1:45:22 PM PDT · by kristinn · 52 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | Saturday, August 16, 2014 | Matt Pearce, Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Tina Susman
    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a curfew Saturday in the city of Ferguson and a state of emergency after fresh violence erupted overnight amid public anger over the shooting death of a young unarmed black man by a white police officer.. The curfew will run from midnight to 5 a.m., starting tonight. “This is a test,” Nixon said at a news conference, saying “the eyes of the world” are watching to see how the city handles the aftermath of the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown. The announcement comes after community activists had taken to the streets and social media...
  • U.S. Weighs Military Rescue Mission for Yazidi Refugees

    08/12/2014 6:31:36 PM PDT · by kristinn · 77 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Tuesday, August 12, 2014 Updated 8:40 p.m. ET | Dion Nissenbaum
    The U.S. is weighing a military mission in Iraq to rescue thousands of Yazidi refugees, a move that risks putting American forces in direct confrontation with Sunni fighters for the Islamic State. The proposal is still under development and hasn't been approved by President Barack Obama. U.S. officials said the rescue mission is one of many options the U.S. military is weighing after dropping food and water to dying refugees over the past six days. "People are looking at ways to do something more than just drop water and supplies," one senior U.S. official said. "You can only do that...
  • Speaker Boehner on U.S. Airstrikes in Iraq

    08/08/2014 6:51:44 AM PDT · by kristinn · 163 replies
    House of Representatives ^ | Friday, August 8, 2014 | Speaker John Boehner
    WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement on U.S. operations in Iraq: “The president’s authorization of airstrikes is appropriate, but like many Americans, I am dismayed by the ongoing absence of a strategy for countering the grave threat ISIS poses to the region. Vital national interests are at stake, yet the White House has remained disengaged despite warnings from Iraqi leaders, Congress, and even members of its own administration. Such parochial thinking only emboldens the enemy and squanders the sacrifices Americans have made. The president needs a long-term strategy – one that defines success...
  • Pentagon Announces U.S. Air Strike on ISIS Artillery

    08/08/2014 5:52:12 AM PDT · by kristinn · 94 replies
    DoD via Twitter ^ | Friday, August 8, 2014 | Rear Admiral John Kirby
    US military aircraft conduct strike on ISIL artillery. Artillery was used against Kurdish forces defending Erbil, near US personnel.
  • Live Thread: Obama to Speak on Iraq Thursday, P.M. 8/07/2014

    08/07/2014 6:07:55 PM PDT · by kristinn · 78 replies
    Thursday, August 7, 2014 | Kristinn
    Ed Henry on Fox News just reported from the White House that word has been given Obama will speak sometime tonight on worsening situation in Iraq and the U.S. response which so far involves humanitarian aid airdrops in northern Iraq.
  • U.S. General Is Reportedly Killed by an Afghan Soldier

    08/05/2014 7:44:55 AM PDT · by kristinn · 107 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Tuesday, August 5, 2014 | Matthew Rosenberg and Haris Kakar
    A United States Army major general was killed on Tuesday by an Afghan soldier, shot at close range at a military training academy on the outskirts of Kabul, an official of the American-led coalition and Afghan media reported Tuesday. The officer was the highest-ranking member of the American military to die in hostilities in the Afghanistan war. The coalition official, who spoke on condition of anonymity and would not release the name of the major general, said an unspecified number of other service members of the American-led coalition and Afghan soldiers, including a senior Afghan commander were also shot. Their...
  • Islamic State Seize Town of Sinjar, Pushing Out Kurds and Sending Yazidis Fleeing (Iraq)

    08/03/2014 2:50:43 PM PDT · by kristinn · 20 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Sunday, August 3, 2014 | Loveday Morris
    Al-Qaeda-inspired extremists seized control of the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar on Sunday, advancing against overstretched Kurdish forces and sending thousands of residents running for their lives. Families described scenes of panic as gunmen entered the town around 7 a.m. after Kurdish forces withdrew. The majority of residents are Yazidis, followers of a pre-Islamic faith, and the extremists accuse them of being devil worshipers. “People were terrified,” said Ilias al-Hussani, who like tens of thousands of others had fled on foot toward the mountains as soon as gunmen entered. “They are savages. We’ve seen what they’ve done to people of...
  • Pro-Israel US Marine Attacked By Pro-Hamas Mob – Punched, Kicked, Spat On (at White House)

    08/03/2014 1:16:15 PM PDT · by kristinn · 49 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Sunday, August 3, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    (Language warning for the video.) On Saturday August 2, 2014, a national march for Gaza took place in front of the White House. A pro-Israeli counter-protester (U.S. Marine and Iraq War veteran Manny Vega) was standing on 16th and H Streets with Israeli and American flags. Vega was approached by an Arab who began engaging in a very productive conversation with him. However, as more pro-Palestinian protesters marched by them, some engaged in violent acts against him. (This is where the video begins recording.) He was punched, pulled, kicked, and even spat on. The mob was screaming “Allahu Akbar!” during...
  • US: ‘Appalled’ by Shelling of UN School in Gaza (Rips Israel)

    08/03/2014 11:54:03 AM PDT · by kristinn · 41 replies
    AP via PBS ^ | Sunday, August 3, 2014 | Tom Raum and Matthew Lee
    The United States said Sunday it is “appalled” by the “disgraceful” shelling by Israel of a United Nations school sheltering some 3,000 displaced people in southern Gaza. In language that was rare in its directness and severity, the U.S. denounced in a statement issued Sunday the attack earlier in the day that killed 10 people, noting that the school had been designated a protected location. “The coordinates of the school, like all UN facilities in Gaza, have been repeatedly communicated to the Israel Defense Forces,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in the statement. “We once again stress that Israel...
  • BREAKING: Israel Supporters Evacuated From Front of White House Under Police Protection

    08/02/2014 12:23:52 PM PDT · by kristinn · 93 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Saturday, August 2, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    Dan Merica, associate producer for CNN Politics has sent out a series of photos and reports on social media about Israel supporters being evacuated in police vans from in front of the White House after being surrounded by menacing Hamas supporters. Merica was there covering a pro-Hamas rally by the communist terrorist support group ANSWER being held at Lafayette Park.Merica reported Cornell West spoke at the rally.Far left professor Cornel West gives an impassioned speech at a pro-Hamas rally outside the White House. A small group of pro-Israel demonstrators carrying Israeli flags stood on Pennsylvania Avenue across from the rally....
  • REPORT: Obama’s Mass Executive Amnesty Plan Rejected by Bush Admin as Unconstitutional

    08/02/2014 11:45:18 AM PDT · by kristinn · 30 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Saturday, August 2, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    The AP buried the lede in its report Saturday on President Barack Obama’s drive to grant by executive order legal status and work permits to millions of illegal aliens in defiance of Congress. At the very end of the 22 paragraph article, entitled Experts: Obama Can Do a Lot to Change Immigration, is mention that President George W. Bush considered doing what Obama is pushing for now after being similarly stymied by Congress on amnesty but his advisors concluded the presidency did not have the constitutional authority to act in such manner: "After a broad immigration bill failed in 2007,...
  • Pool Report: Burning World Can't Keep Obama Off Golf Course

    08/02/2014 8:15:37 AM PDT · by kristinn · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Saturday, August 2, 2014 | John Nolte
    SNIP From the pool report (received via email): WH says there are 12 golfers taking part in POTUS pre-birthday golf outing. Before departing, pool spotted Reggie Love and Marvin Nicholson and many sets of golf clubs. POTUS foursome includes Greg Orme Bobby Titcomb Mike Ramos Arrived at base 8:35 am. Pool holding at Starbucks. Nice weather for golf so far: 66 and cloudy but 40 percent chance of rain.
  • Citing Redactions, Feinstein Delays Release of Report on CIA Interrogations

    08/01/2014 6:18:39 PM PDT · by kristinn · 10 replies
    McClatchy ^ | Friday, August 1, 2014 | Jonathan S. Landay, Michael Doyle and David Lightman
    The Obama administration censored significant portions of the findings of an investigation into the CIA’s use of harsh interrogation methods on suspected terrorists, forcing the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee to delay their release “until further notice.” The postponement added to serious frictions over the investigation between the administration and lawmakers, who have been pressing for the swiftest, most extensive publication of the findings on one of darkest chapters in the CIA’s 65-year history. Feinstein announced the delay only hours after the White House returned the document to her after it completed its declassification review. It also came after...
  • CDC Designates El Paso an Ebola Quarantine Site

    07/31/2014 8:43:42 PM PDT · by kristinn · 68 replies
    KVIA-TV ^ | Thursday, July 31, 2014 | Darren Hunt
    The Centers for Disease Control has designated El Paso as one of 20 quarantine stations for the ebola virus. The Sun City is part of a comprehensive system designed to prevent the spread of the disease in the United States. While ebola has never been detected in the U.S., that doesn't mean it can't make its way to the country. The biggest concern is at airports with international flights and ports of entry, which there are a lot of in the Borderland. SNIP The CDC released a map showing the 20 quarantine stations designated across the country, including El Paso,...
  • Obama to Pay Illegal Aliens; Offer All You Can Eat Meals, Free Cable TV, Lawyers, Medical & Dental

    07/31/2014 4:57:57 PM PDT · by kristinn · 57 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Thursday, July 31, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    The Obama administration will pay Illegal aliens to work at a new ICE detention center that features amenities most poor American families can only dream of: All you can eat meals, a beauty parlor, flat screen TVs with cable, free lawyers, doctors, dentists, a workout gym and more on a 29 acre complex. ICE proudly showed off to the media on Thursday a renovated detention center for illegal alien families in Karnes City, Texas. The center, which previously held male illegal aliens being detained by ICE, will be contracted to hold illegal alien families comprised of women and children to...
  • After Delay, House GOP Plans Second Try on Border Bills (Blames Sen. Jeff Sessions, not Cruz)

    07/31/2014 2:06:59 PM PDT · by kristinn · 19 replies
    The National Journal ^ | Thursday, July 31, 2014 | Billy House, Tim Alberta and Michael Catalini
    House Republican leaders are hoping to take a second whack at passing an emergency border-funding package, after they suddenly backed off a planned vote Thursday afternoon amid discontent within their own ranks. The legislation had been unlikely to advance in the Senate, and already had been ticketed for a presidential veto. But the decision to pull the $659 million measure represented a major embarrassment for Speaker John Boehner and his leadership team—especially for Rep. Steve Scalise. He does not officially become majority whip until Friday, but he and his new whip team had made this the first bill in which...
  • White House Says Ebola Outbreak Won't Alter U.S.-Africa Summit

    07/30/2014 2:32:32 PM PDT · by kristinn · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wednesday, July 30, 2014 | Roberta Rampton
    An outbreak of the Ebola virus in Africa will not change a summit in Washington next week that about 50 African leaders are expected to attend, a White House spokesman said on Wednesday. The White House continues to monitor the deadly outbreak of the highly contagious virus and President Barack Obama was briefed about developments by his homeland security adviser, Lisa Monaco, on Tuesday, White House spokesman Eric Schultz told reporters. “The CDC (U.S. Centers for Disease Control) has said this is not a risk to the United States at this time,” Schultz told reporters traveling with the president back...
  • 2 U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers Exposed to Ebola, N.Y. Daily News Learns

    07/30/2014 1:37:08 PM PDT · by kristinn · 8 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, July 30, 2014 | Meredith Engel
    Two Americans volunteering in the Peace Corps are now isolated after being exposed to the Ebola virus, but are not showing symptoms yet. Their names have not been released. "We can confirm that two Peace Corps volunteers have had contact with an individual who later died of the Ebola virus," a Peace Corps representative told the News. "These volunteers are not symptomatic and are currently isolated and under observation. When they receive medical clearance for return to the U.S., we will work with them to travel safely back." On Wednesday, the Peace Corps announced that it would temporarily remove its...
  • Congressman: Close Border to Ebola Countries (Democrat Alan Grayson)

    07/30/2014 9:25:21 AM PDT · by kristinn · 33 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | Wednesday, July 30, 2014 | Steven Nelson
    The dreaded Ebola virus has spread from the jungle into major cities in West Africa, and at least one American congressman believes it’s time to ban citizens of the three hardest-hit countries, as well as foreigners who recently visited them, from entering the U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., requested the travel ban in a Tuesday letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Secretary of State John Kerry. Citizens of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone should be barred from entry, Grayson wrote, as should any foreign national who visited one of the countries 90 days before their intended...
  • Ebola: White House Raises Specter of Gov’t Closure During D.C. Africa Summit

    07/29/2014 10:51:00 PM PDT · by kristinn · 118 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Wednesday, July 30, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    The Obama administration is urging federal employees to stay home during the summit of African leaders being held in Washington, D.C. next week and to monitor local news for announcement of a possible “closing of the federal government” —ostensibly over traffic issues. At the same time the administration said the federal government is taking no “additional precautions” to deal with the potential spread of the Ebola virus by those attending the summit. In a twelve paragraph article on the summit of African leaders hosted by President Obama, the New York Times devotes five paragraphs to the issue of Ebola affecting...
  • Heads Up! James Garner Tribute on TCM Tonight 7/28/14

    07/28/2014 5:13:31 PM PDT · by kristinn · 11 replies
    TCM ^ | Monday, July 28, 2014
    Times: EDT 8:00 PM comedy Thrill Of It All, The (1963) 10:00 PM war Americanization of Emily, The (1964) 12:00 AM drama Children's Hour, The (1961) 2:00 AM musical Victor Victoria (1982 4:30 AM suspense Marlowe (1969) James Garner (1928-2014) An enormously likable and well-respected star since the early 1950s, James Garner was an Oscar®-nominated American actor with a knack for playing lovable rogues in scores of films and television series. Though his rugged good looks made him a capable leading man in features like "The Great Escape" (1963), "The Americanization of Emily" (1964), and "Grand Prix" (1969), Garner found...
  • Ebola: President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Restricts Movements in Liberia

    07/28/2014 9:37:19 AM PDT · by kristinn · 8 replies
    AP via CBC ^ | Monday, July 28, 2014
    Liberia's president has closed all but three land border crossings, restricted public gatherings and quarantined communities heavily affected by the Ebola outbreak in the West African nation. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf described the measures late Sunday after the first meeting of a new task force she created and is chairing to contain the disease, which has killed 129 people in the country and more than 670 across the region. A top Liberian doctor working at Liberia's largest hospital died on Saturday, and two American aid workers have fallen ill, underscoring the dangers facing those charged with bringing the outbreak under...
  • Nigeria Ambassador, 58 Others Had Contact with Ebola Victim (plane passengers not included)

    07/28/2014 9:25:33 AM PDT · by kristinn · 55 replies
    PM News (Nigeria) ^ | Monday, July 28, 2014 | Kazeem Ugbodaga
    Nigeria Ambassador to Liberia, Chigozie Obi-Nnadozie and 58 others have contact with, Patrick Sawyer, the victim of Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, who died in Lagos last Thursday, says the Lagos State Government. At a news conference on Monday 27 July at the Lagos State Government Secretariat in Alausa, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, Lagos Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris disclosed that 59 people had contact with the late Sawyer, which include the Nigerian Ambassador to Laberia. “So far, a total of 59 contacts have been registered consisting 44 hospital contacts (38 healthcare workers and six laboratory staff) and 15 Airport contacts,...
  • Illegals Demand Representation in White House Meetings

    07/28/2014 8:15:02 AM PDT · by kristinn · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Monday, July 28, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Illegal immigrants plan to picket the White House Monday afternoon, calling on fellow immigrant-rights advocacy groups to refuse to meet with the Obama administration until President Obama specifically includes illegal immigrants in any future meetings.
  • Ebola Outbreak Spins Out Of Control On Eve Of Obama’s African Summit In Washington

    07/28/2014 7:17:41 AM PDT · by kristinn · 43 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 11:21 p.m. CDT Sunday, July 27, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    The Obama administration is hosting a major summit the first week of August with leaders of African nations in Washington, D.C. as the Ebola outbreak in Africa is spinning out of control. This week Washington is playing host to young African leaders. As the meetings were set to begin, the Ebola outbreak stunned experts this past week by killing a man who flew from Liberia to Lagos, Nigeria, with a layover on Togo, without his condition being detected. The AP reported: “The fact that the traveler from Liberia could board an international flight also raised new fears that other passengers...
  • D.C. Police Chief Orders Full Reciprocity for Open, Concealed Carry State Gun Permits

    07/27/2014 6:55:25 PM PDT · by kristinn · 150 replies
    Fox5DC via Twitter ^ | Sunday, July 27, 2014 | Emily Miller
    STUNNING DEVELOPMENT: DC Police Chief Lanier just told force not to arrest a person who can legally carry a gun in DC or any state.More -- DC police chief using guidance from AG -- grants full reciprocity for all open and concealed carry from others states.
  • Top House Republican Won't Rule Out Obama Impeachment

    07/27/2014 9:18:18 AM PDT · by kristinn · 24 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | Sunday, July 27, 2014 | Caitlin MacNeal
    House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) on Sunday did not rule out impeaching President Obama after he was asked three times by "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace. When first asked whether he would consider impeaching Obama, Scalise dove into a response pinning impeachment talk on the White House. “This might be the first White House in history that’s trying to start the narrative of impeaching their own president. Ultimately, what we want to do is see the President follow his own laws,” Scalise said. "The Supreme Court unanimously said 12 times the President overreached and did things he doesn’t...
  • Congressman at Border: 'Obama Begging to Be Impeached'

    07/26/2014 12:25:54 PM PDT · by kristinn · 125 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Saturday, July 26, 2014 | Jerome Corsi
    McALLEN, Texas – Observing what he could only describe as “chaos on the border” during a midnight tour of the Rio Grande on Friday, Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, concluded, “President Obama is begging to be impeached.” “For all I know, Obama is preparing to process five million illegal immigrant kids and teenagers into the United States,” Stockman said upon observing border operations near McAllen, Texas. “He wants us to impeach him now,” Stockman theorized, “before the midterm election because his senior advisors believe that is the only chance the Democratic Party has to avoid a major electoral defeat. Evidently Obama...
  • IDF Calls Out UN for Lying About Gaza Civilian Casualties

    07/24/2014 7:43:46 PM PDT · by kristinn · 7 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | Thursday, July 24, 2014 | Adam Kredo
    Israel is calling out a United Nations aid agency for falsely claiming that the Israeli Defense Forces did not permit civilians to evacuate a Gaza school where 15 people were killed today. The U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) laid blame for the civilian deaths on the IDF, claiming it never received approval from the IDF for an evacuation from the facility. UNRWA—which has been under fire in recent days for allowing Hamas to use its facilities to store rockets—released a statement claiming: “UNRWA had been attempting to negotiate with the [IDF] a pause in the fighting during which they...
  • Susan Rice Calls Out Russia for Shelling Ukraine, Threatens "Further Costs"

    07/24/2014 6:40:16 PM PDT · by kristinn · 20 replies
    The White House via Twitter ^ | 9:09 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 24. 2014 | Amb. Susan Rice, Nat'l Security Adv.
    Putin is doubling down on the separatists. We continue to see arms flow across border from Russia to Ukraine.Russia is also firing artillery from within Russia into Ukraine.Although our preference is a diplomatic solution to Ukraine crisis, we remain ready to impose further costs on Russia as warranted
  • Official: Terrorists in Syria Now As Dangerous to US As Those in Yemen

    07/24/2014 5:44:28 PM PDT · by kristinn · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | Thursday, July 24, 2014 | James Gordon Meek and Rhonda Schwartz
    Syria has risen as a top threat to the U.S. homeland that rivals Yemen's al Qaeda affiliate known for its innovative bombs successfully smuggled aboard airplanes, a top Pentagon official said on Thursday. "Syria is probably the number one threat -- or, with... threats out of Yemen -- to the American homeland right now and elsewhere in the west," said Michael Vickers, the Pentagon’s Under Secretary for Defense Intelligence. In answer to a question by moderator Brian Ross of ABC News at a panel at the Aspen Security Forum, an annual gathering of national security veterans, Vickers, himself a former...
  • FEC Chairman Sounds Alarm to Hot Air: There’s a ‘move afoot to constrict press freedoms’

    07/24/2014 12:04:20 PM PDT · by kristinn · 5 replies
    Hot Air ^ | Thursday, July 24, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    Federal Election Commission Chairman Lee Goodman issued a stark warning on Wednesday when he suggested that political speech and press freedoms were under assault by federal regulators. In August, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) will engage in a bus tour promoting his new book, The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea. This was revealed in the release of a letter from the FEC following a request from Ryan’s attorneys to ensure that the House Budget Committee chairman remained in compliance with campaign regulations. Ryan’s team asked for and received permission to use campaign funds to purchase his own book in order...
  • Central America Leaders Plead for Help from Washington Amid Border Crisis

    07/24/2014 11:19:08 AM PDT · by kristinn · 26 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Thursday, July 24, 2014 | David Nakamura and Ed O'Keefe
    Central American presidents sharply criticized Washington on Thursday for failing to address the root causes of violence and poverty in their countries that helped spur a recent influx of child migrants to the United States. “Washington must understand that if there exists drug violence in Central America, if there is no peace, if there is a lack of opportunity, this will redound to enormous costs to the United States,” Honduras’s Juan Orlando Hernández said during an appearance with Guatemala’s Otto Pérez Molina at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The two leaders repeatedly described the situation as a “crisis”...