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  • Iran may have built extension at disputed military site-UN nuclear watchdog

    08/27/2015 3:37:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Iran appears to have built an extension to part of its Parchin military site since May, the U.N. nuclear watchdog said in a report on Thursday delving into a major part of its inquiry into possible military dimensions to Tehran's past atomic activity. A resolution of the International Atomic Energy Agency's Parchin file, which includes a demand for fresh IAEA access to the site, is a symbolically important issue that could help make or break Tehran's July 14 nuclear deal with six world powers. The confidential IAEA report, obtained by Reuters, said: "Since (our) previous report (in May), at a...
  • Watchdog: FAA 8 years away from pilot database (started five years ago)

    08/26/2015 4:38:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Bayou Buzz ^ | 8/24/15
    Washington (CNN)The Federal Aviation Administration has delayed creating a critical database, which Congress mandated, to help keep track and weed out poorly trained pilots.
  • Female viagra 'to get the green light'... but drug is still plagued with safety risks

    08/17/2015 2:59:18 AM PDT · by Libloather · 63 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/16/15 | Louise Eccles
    A drug dubbed the ‘female Viagra’ is set to be approved by a US watchdog this week – paving the way for its arrival in the UK. Industry experts claim flibanserin could be given the green light within days, making it the first officially sanctioned drug for low female sex drive on the market. Unlike its male equivalent, the drug combats a flagging libido not by targeting the genitals but the pleasure centre of a woman’s brain, with women who took the pill every day in trials having sex more frequently and enjoying it more.
  • Hillary Clinton’s Bribery Scandal (Did she forward classified info for loot?)

    08/15/2015 1:29:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 58 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 4/24/15 | Peter Wehner
    Earlier this week I referred to Hillary Clinton’s “tangle of corruption.” It turns out I was being generous. As the politically explosive story in the New York Times demonstrates, the depths of the Clintons’ corruption and avarice is stunning. The facts in the Times story are utterly damning and prima facie evidence of a conflict of interest. If foreign governments, including adversarial ones like Russia, paid the Clinton Foundation and/or Bill Clinton huge sums of money, they assured themselves favorable treatment. (Mr. Clinton received $500,000 for a Moscow speech from a Russian investment bank with links to the Kremlin that...
  • Wheaties hops on craft beer bandwagon with HefeWheaties

    08/13/2015 2:23:49 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    CNBC ^ | 8/12/15 | Sarah Whitten
  • O'Malley: Sparse debate schedule 'undemocratic' (Outrage before the coronation?)

    08/10/2015 9:03:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/10/15 | Jesse Byrnes
    Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is keeping pressure on the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to increase the number of Democratic presidential debates. "We're making a big mistake, as Democrats, if we try to limit debate and have an undemocratic process," O'Malley said Monday on MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports." "Shame on us as a party if the DNC tries to limit debate and prevents us from being able to put forward a better path for our people that will make the economy work for all of us again," he said. O'Malley — who trails front-runner Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders...
  • Dem congressman pushes back at DOJ corruption probe (Chaka Fattah RAT-Pa.)

    08/09/2015 8:33:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/08/15 | Megan R. Wilson
    Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.) took to Twitter on Saturday and attempted to lampoon a federal corruption investigation currently ongoing against him. Fattah and some of his associates have been wrapped up on a wide-ranging probe by the Department of Justice that includes charges of bribery, racketeering, illegal use of campaign funds and theft of charity money. The indictment came out last week. The congressman singled out one specific accusation Saturday – that an aide had secured $50,000 in funding support for a conference that the indictment alleges never occurred. “DOJ indictment falsely says that 'the Fattah founded Annual National Conference...
  • Shrimp Boy’s dish, best served cold (shoulder fired missiles)

    08/09/2015 7:41:03 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Sacbee ^ | 8/08/15
    **SNIP** Charged with hijacking a community group for criminal gain, Chow claimed last week that federal authorities are giving major City Hall figures a pass while selectively prosecuting the crustacean and his cronies. Mayor Ed Lee, who was among the Bay Area names in a sensational court filing, compared Chow and his lawyers to “orangutans” and denied allegations that he, like Yee, took bribes and flouted campaign laws. But the brief is a San Francisco treat in itself, a colorful feast of felonious finger-pointing, a dim-sum cart brimming with deliciously dastardly dealing. On one page, Chow’s attorneys claim that a...
  • Joe Biden will spend week-long retreat deciding whether to run for President

    08/08/2015 3:29:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 60 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/08/15
    Joe Biden will spend week-long retreat deciding whether to run for President as he continues to mourn his son Beau Vice President Joe Biden and his wife are retreating from Washington for a week in South Carolina with little on their schedule but a momentous decision to make: whether he should run for president. Biden's advisers say he hasn't indicated which way he's leaning. The vice president is still mourning the death of his son barely two months ago. But since reports surfaced saying he was taking a fresh look at running, potential campaign staffers have begun sending in their...
  • Kim Kardashian Gets a Selfie With Hillary Clinton

    08/07/2015 2:59:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8/07/15 | LIZ KREUTZ
    Instead of watching the Republican presidential debate, Hillary Clinton found a celebrity to hang out with: Kim Kardashian. During the debate, Kardashian tweeted she was “excited to be meeting our next President tonight!! Maybe she’ll take a selfie with me.”
  • Deez Nuts Files for Presidential Run; Pretty Much Sums Up 2016

    08/05/2015 7:56:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 7/28/15 | Andrew Kirell
    As this next election season kicks into full gear and becomes a tidal wave of slimy politics, moronic commentary, and gaffe-centric news cycles, we’re all likely to think: What does any of this matter? We’re all going to die one day, so screw it, why waste time caring so deeply about something so futile? One anonymous American seems to have recognized the farcical nature of partisan politics. But instead of whining about it in a blog post, he filed with the Federal Election Commission to run for president in 2016. Under the name “Deez Nuts.” It’s not that difficult to...
  • Drone drops drugs in Ohio prison yard, sparking fight

    08/04/2015 4:51:20 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 8/04/15
    MANSFIELD, Ohio — A drone dropped a package of drugs into a prison yard while inmates were outside, sparking a fight, prison officials said. The package was dropped July 29 at the Mansfield Correctional Institution, about 65 miles southwest of Cleveland. It contained almost a quarter of an ounce of heroin, over 2 ounces of marijuana and more than 5 ounces of tobacco, JoEllen Smith, a spokeswoman for the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, told the Mansfield News Journal (http://ohne.ws/1IDHjVN ). Smith said there have been other instances of drones breaching security and the agency is taking steps to increase...
  • White House backs Planned Parenthood in face of horror videos - distorted work of 'extremists'

    07/31/2015 2:28:04 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/31/15 | Francesca Chambers
    White House backs Planned Parenthood in face of horror videos it claims are the distorted work of 'extremists' The White House called a string of videos depicting the process of tissue and organ harvesting from aborted fetuses the work of 'extremists' today and charged that there's no evidence that Planned Parenthood has broken any laws. President Barack Obama's spokesman, Josh Earnest, told Daily Mail Online he did not know whether the president had seen any of the controversial videos, including a new one, released online this morning, but the president is aware of them and still believes the group is...
  • You will NOT BELIEVE who was best man at John Kerry’s daughter’s wedding

    07/28/2015 5:08:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 89 replies
    Allen B. West ^ | 7/28/15 | Michele Hickford
    **SNIP** Zarif is the current minister of foreign affairs in the Rouhani administration and has held various significant diplomatic and cabinet posts since the 1990s. He was Kerry’s chief counterpart in the nuclear deal negotiations. Secretary Kerry and Zarif first met over a decade ago at a dinner party hosted by George Soros at his Manhattan penthouse. What a surprise. I have to say, connecting the dots gets more and more frightening. But it gets even worse. Guess who was the best man at the 2009 wedding between Kerry’s daughter Vanessa and Behrouz Vala Nahed? Javad Zarif’s son.
  • Shelby, Sessions warn HHS not to delete Planned Parenthood records ahead of investigation

    07/26/2015 12:28:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Yellow Hammer News ^ | 7/22/15 | Cliff Sims
    WASHINGTON — Alabama’s U.S. Senators Richard Shelby and Jeff Sessions on Wednesday signed a letter to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell urging her agency to cooperate with upcoming investigations into Planned Parenthood and warning DHS not to delete any relevant records. Planned Parenthood annually receives more than $500 million in funding from the federal government, mostly through Medicaid and Department of Health and Human Services grants. The organization is the largest abortion provider in the country, performing over 300,000 abortions every year. It has been thrust into the national spotlight recently as a result of two...
  • Watchdog: IRS struggles with budget cuts as taxpayers struggle with ID theft, Obamacare

    07/26/2015 11:46:16 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 7/15/15 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    **SNIP** Overall, only 37 percent of people who called the IRS seeking to talk to a person reached one, the report said. That's the lowest rate over the past decade, by far. For those who got through, the average time on hold was 23 minutes. About 50 million callers reached out to the IRS for help during the tax season. Help lines were so overloaded that the system hung up on 8.8 million callers, the report said. That's a huge jump from last year, when the IRS hung up on 544,000 callers. The IRS calls the hang-ups "courtesy disconnects," because...
  • Have three climate change scientists been ASSASSINATED? The astonishing claim made by professor

    07/25/2015 4:41:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/25/15 | Gemma Mullin
    Have three climate change scientists been ASSASSINATED? The astonishing claim made by a Cambridge professor A Cambridge professor has claimed that three scientists investigating climate change in the Arctic may have been assassinated. Professor Peter Wadhams insists Seymour Laxon, Katharine Giles and Tim Boyd could have been murdered by someone possibly working for the oil industry or within government forces. The trio had been studying the polar ice caps - with a focus on sea ice - when they died within a few months of each other in 2013.
  • Democratic Members of Congress Want the Group Behind Planned Parenthood Videos Investigated

    07/24/2015 1:37:22 AM PDT · by Libloather · 45 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/23/15 | Kate Scanlon
    **SNIP** On Wednesday, four members of Congress sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and California Attorney General Kamala Harris requesting that they launch an investigation into the Center for Medical Progress. In a joint statement about the letter, Reps. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., and Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., say the “elaborate scheme” merits investigation. “We are writing to request that you investigate whether any laws were broken by individuals who participated in an elaborate, multi-year scheme to impersonate corporate officials from a fake biologics company, secretly filmed video of a Planned Parenthood physician...
  • Iran nuclear deal does not 'prevent military option', says US

    07/21/2015 1:46:42 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 7/20/15
    Military action could still be used to prevent Iran developing a nuclear bomb, despite the agreement struck this week, the US defence secretary has said. Ashton Carter made the comments en route to Israel, the first leg of a tour of the Middle East. He is seeking to ease concerns of a key ally who has been one of the most vocal critics of the nuclear deal. But Mr Carter admitted he was "not going to change anybody's mind in Israel".
  • Hillary is outdone in first major Iowa test as Bernie Sanders calls for a 'revolution'

    07/18/2015 3:00:46 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17 July 2015 | David Martosko
    Hillary is outdone in first major Iowa test as Bernie Sanders calls for a 'revolution' and Martin O'Malley has some Clinton partisans on their feet – and she talks mostly about HERSELF Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, two emotionally potent politicians determined to run far to the left of former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, outshined her Friday night during the Democratic presidential field's first big 'cattle-call' event. Following Clinton, who spoke in sharp cadence about herself and her family's story, the two men wowed a crowd of more than 1,300 with powerful appeals to...
  • Dems come to defense of Planned Parenthood (selling baby body parts)

    07/18/2015 2:10:19 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/15/15 | Sarah Ferris
    Congressional Democrats are coming to the defense of Planned Parenthood as Republicans launch investigations into the group’s use of fetal tissue from abortions. Multiple Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday dismissed a secretly recorded viral video that shows a Planned Parenthood executive detailing how the livers, lungs and hearts of fetuses are preserved during abortions for medical research. “It’s got a Benghazi feel to it, for me,” centrist Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.) said. “They’ve been attacking Planned Parenthood for years,” said Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), another prominent abortion rights supporter. “They’ve been calling for investigations for years.” Still, the footage, which was...
  • Cosby's wife claims alleged victims 'consented' to drugs (& just like Hillary, knew all about it)

    07/12/2015 4:31:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/12/15
    Bill Cosby's faithful wife is aware of her husband's cheating ways, but believes the women he's accused of slipping drugs to and then sleeping with actually consented to take the pills, it was reported Sunday. Camille Cosby, 71, made her stance known in a war room with PR reps and attorneys she and Cosby, 78, held at their Massachusetts home Tuesday night, the New York Post reports. 'Camille still doesn't believe that Bill provided drugs and had sex with women without their consent...She's well aware of his cheating, but she doesn't believe that her husband is a rapist,' a source...
  • The US agency plundered by Chinese hackers made one of the dumbest security moves possible

    07/12/2015 12:37:06 AM PDT · by Libloather · 47 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6/18/15 | Natasha Bertrand
    Contractors in Argentina and China were given "direct access to every row of data in every database" when they were hired by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to manage the personnel records of more than 14 million federal employees, a federal consultant told ArsTechnica. The massive breach of OPM's database — made public by the Obama administration this month — prompted speculation over why the agency hadn't encrypted its systems, which contain the sensitive security clearance and background information for intelligence and military personnel. Encryption, however, according to Ars, would not have helped in this case because administrators responsible...
  • Man killed trying to rob ex-CNN anchor was 'street slave' who was given drugs (owner charged)

    07/11/2015 12:27:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 55 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/11/15 | Chris Spargo
    Man killed trying to rob ex-CNN anchor was 'street slave' who was given drugs to commit crimes claim police as they charge his 'owner' with HIS murder The man who was killed as he tried to rob a former CNN anchor at gunpoint is now being described as a 'street slave.' Lynne Russell, 68, had stopped for the night in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Tuesday June 30 when she was grabbed by an Tomorio Walton, who demanded valuables from her room. But she was saved from the attack after her husband Chuck de Caro- a former CNN anchor who has...
  • GOP turns to Hillary Clinton in bid to sink Iran deal

    07/10/2015 1:29:46 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/09/15 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Republicans concede they are not likely to have enough votes to overturn President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran unless they can swing a key Democratic voice against the accord. They’re setting their sights on Hillary Clinton, vowing to tie her to the deal in hopes of pressuring her to oppose it. GOP leaders need 67 votes to override Obama’s expected veto and keep sanctions on Iran in place. The administration has not yet announced an accord but lawmakers expect it to come soon. “It could be a good policy strategy. It’s not going to be hard to come up...
  • Whoopi Goldberg Goes Bonkers on Bill Cosby Critics: ‘I’m Sick of This Bull’ (One free grope?)

    07/08/2015 4:40:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    The Wrap via MSN ^ | 7/08/15 | Jordan Chariton
    Whoopi Goldberg went off on "The View" Wednesday over backlash she has received for her comments on the rape scandal surrounding Bill Cosby. "Here's the deal: This is 'The View' and that was my opinion," Goldberg said. "Not any of you threatening me or telling me you're coming after me because you don't like what I said is going to change the fact that no one has convicted him, he has not been arrested, and the bottomline is that's the law-innocent, until proven guilty." Goldberg compared Cosby's case to the boys of the Duke lacrosse team, who were falsely accused...
  • Remnant of Boston’s Brutal Winter Threatens to Outlast Summer (snow piles still frozen)

    07/06/2015 3:44:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    NY Times via MSN ^ | 7/06/15 | KATHARINE Q. SEELYE
    BOSTON — Now that it is July, it is easy to think of Boston’s record snowfall last winter as a bad dream. These days, you can walk outside without dressing in multiple layers. You can see your car when you stand next to it. Even the subway is running (more or less). But if you want a reality check, come to the Seaport district, where you will find an astonishing residual artifact from the glory days of February: a 12-foot-high frozen mound, a remnant of the record 110.6 inches of snow that accumulated in Boston over the winter. Yes, some...
  • Chicago extends taxing power to online movies, music, more (only 9%)

    07/05/2015 5:02:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/02/15 | John Byrne and Amina Elahi
    Chicagoans who pay to stream movies and music from services like Netflix and Spotify will now need to fork over an additional 9 percent for the privilege, as will Chicago businesses that pay to use everything from real estate to court databases online, under a decision the city quietly made recently to expand its taxing power.. The added costs are the result of a ruling by the city Finance Department that extends the reach of ordinances governing two types of taxes — the city amusement tax and the city personal property lease transaction tax — to cover many products streamed...
  • 7-year-old boy killed among 30 shot in 8 hours overnight (Chicago)

    07/05/2015 4:38:09 AM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/05/14 | Peter Nickeas, Alexandra Chachkevitch, Jeremy Gorner
    A 7-year-old boy and two men were killed overnight and at least 27 other people were injured during an 8-hour stretch that started not long after dark.. About 11:55 p.m., a 7-year-old boy was killed and a 26-year-old woman was injured in a shooting in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, police said. The woman and the boy were standing on a sidewalk in the 1100 block of North Harding Avenue when gunfire erupted and bullets hit them, police said. The boy was hit in the right side of the chest and was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. He was...
  • What was the question again? Greek voters confused by baffling 74-word referendum conundrum

    07/05/2015 4:03:51 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/04/15 | Keiligh Baker
    What was the question again? Greek voters confused by baffling 74-word referendum conundrum that demands a simple 'yes' or 'no' to decide country's future Greek voters who are facing a momentous vote tomorrow which may determine the country's future in Europe are confused by the baffling wording on the ballot paper. Nearly 10 million Greek voters will take to the ballot booths on Sunday to vote 'Yes' or 'No' in a referendum asking if they accept more austerity measures in return for bailout funds. But many are baffled by the strange wording of the 74-word question, which asks: 'Should the...
  • Clinton uses two aides and a rope to lasso journalists away from her on Fourth of July parade

    07/05/2015 3:54:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/04/15 | Wills Robinson
    Hillary's wrangling of the reporters: Clinton uses two aides and a rope to lasso journalists away from her on Fourth of July parade As Hillary Clinton walked freely down a New Hampshire road, she shook hands and greeted residents with a smile. But the members of the press accompanying her were a bit more restricted in their movements - as they were guided through the streets with a rope. The former Secretary of State's campaign staff kept reporters, cameramen and photographers at arm's length as she joined a July 4 parade in Gorham - fueling speculation she is trying to...
  • Clinton says she takes a 'backseat to no one' among liberals

    07/04/2015 1:37:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 7/04/15 | KEN THOMAS
    HANOVER, N.H. — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday she takes a "backseat to no one" on championing liberal causes, presenting herself as a standard-bearer for Democrats as primary challenger Bernie Sanders generates large, energetic crowds. Clinton addressed 850 people at an outdoor amphitheater at Dartmouth College, a last-minute venue change made to accommodate a larger audience. Days earlier, Sanders spoke before about 10,000 people in Madison, Wisconsin. The former secretary of state made no mention of Sanders but warned that Republicans would unravel President Barack Obama's policies if they recaptured the White House, including the repeal of his signature health...
  • 3 dead, 5 wounded in Chicago as July 4th weekend begins

    07/03/2015 10:13:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/03/15 | Peter Nickeas, Alexandra Chachkevitch
    At least three men were killed and another five people were wounded across Chicago as the Fourth of July weekend got underway.. On one block in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, a man was killed and another man was wounded about nine hours apart in shootings at the corner of 49th and Justine streets. Police said both men belonged to the La Razas gang, which has been fighting with a gang to the north in a small pocket of the Back of the Yards called "Halo City.”
  • Grayson’s Hedge Funds Under Scrutiny For Possible Ethics Violations

    07/02/2015 3:31:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 6/30/15 | Joe Schoffstall
    Rep. Alan Grayson (D., Fla.) is finding himself in hot water over managing hedge funds that bear his name, actions that are in possible violation of House ethics rules. Sitting members of Congress are prohibited from using their name in titles of entities for personal financial gain, Politico reports. Rep. Grayson has three hedge funds with his name attached to their title. One of Grayson’s funds, Grayson Fund L.P, is based out of Delaware and consists of three investors. According to November regulatory filings, the fund shows sales totaling $13.2 million.
  • CPS (Chicago Public Schools) teachers, parents protest 1,400 layoffs, $200M in cuts

    07/02/2015 3:20:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    ABC 7 Chicago ^ | 7/02/15 | Sarah Schulte
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Hundreds of Chicago Public Schools teachers and parents protested at City Hall Thursday morning following 1,400 layoffs and $200 million in cuts to meet a teachers' pension deadline. Mayor Rahm Emanuel delayed a $634 million pension payment until the eleventh-hour on Tuesday, waiting to see any relief would come from state lawmakers. It never came. The mayor and Interim CPS CEO Jesse Ruiz outlined on Wednesday who would be laid off and where cuts would be made. Ruiz said most of the 1,400 jobs cut were in administration and special education programs. Very few teachers were laid...
  • Christian Preachers Brutally Beaten at Gay Pride Festival (Seattle)

    07/01/2015 5:17:40 PM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 6/30/15 | Todd Starnes
    Two street preachers were brutally beaten—punched and kicked—by a crowd at a gay pride festival in Seattle and the entire melee was captured on video. The preachers were holding signs reading "Repent or Else" and "Jesus Saves From Sin." The video shows a group of people initially screaming and threatening the men during Pridefest at the Seattle Space Needle. Television station KOMO reported that some of the attackers belonged to a group called NOH8.
  • Email bombshells from Hillary's secret account show she didn't know when cabinet meetings were held

    07/01/2015 2:28:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/01/15 | David Martosko
    Email bombshells from Hillary's secret account show she didn't know when cabinet meetings were held, was dumbfounded by a fax machine and emailed aides to fetch her iced tea **SNIP** Federal law forbids government employees from using taxpayer-funded resources, including office computers and other devices, in connection with political fundraising – even if the money collected goes to retire old campaign costs. 'What we learned tonight is troubling,' Republican National Committee chairman Reice Priebus said in a statement Tuesday night. 'Administration officials knew more than previously disclosed, Sidney Blumenthal was involved with more than just providing Libya off-the-books intelligence, and...
  • Parking your car by backing it into your driveway could soon be illegal in Jacksonville, Florida

    06/27/2015 3:44:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 124 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | 6/26/15 | Ben Bullard
    The city council in Jacksonville, Florida, has taken up a proposal that, if approved, would make it illegal for residents to park their cars in any manner that prevents law enforcement from seeing their rear license plates from the street. For those who live in single-family homes with off-street parking, such a law would make backing into the driveway to park an illegal act. Florida is among a handful of states that don’t require car owners to display license plates at the front of their cars. The proposed local bill would also require people who use car covers to figure...
  • YEEhaw! This side-effect of the gay marriage ruling will make liberals EXPLODE

    06/27/2015 12:00:33 PM PDT · by Libloather · 45 replies
    Allen B. West ^ | 6/27/15 | Allen West
    **SNIP** Now here is the kicker, as the writer articulately brings to light: “By using the Constitution in such a manner, the Court argues that the Due Process Clause extends “certain personal choices central to individual dignity and autonomy” accepted in a majority of states across the state lines of a handful of states that still banned the practice. The vast majority of states are “shall issue” on the matter of issuing concealed carry permits, and enjoy reciprocity with a large number of other states. My North Carolina concealed carry permit, for example, was recognized yesterday as being valid in...
  • Obama to heckler: 'You're in my house'

    06/24/2015 4:18:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 80 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/24/15 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama faced off with a heckler during a reception celebrating LGBT Pride Month at the White House, telling the person “you’re in my house.” Obama was interrupted shortly after beginning his speech to the crowd by a person who repeatedly shouted the president’s name. “No, no, no , no. Listen, you’re in my house,” Obama told the person. “You’re not going to get a good response from me by interrupting me like this,” Obama said. But the heckler would not let up, despite Obama’s pleas, boos from the crowd and chants of “Obama! Obama!” The president became visibly irritated,...
  • IRS loses another round in its court battle with Z Street (Lerner & viewpoint discrimination)

    06/23/2015 2:53:57 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/20/15 | Thomas Lifson
    Tick, tick, tick. A day of reckoning for the IRS gets closer with a unanimous opinion from a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in the Z Street case. Z Street explains: The pro-Israel organization Z STREET was today, once again, vindicated in a court of law in its now nearly five year effort to redress the violation of its Constitutional rights by the Internal Revenue Service. The judges in their Opinion were far more restrained than their reactions to the IRS arguments during the oral argument which took place on May 4, see http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-irs-goes-to-court-1430953480, but their...
  • Students at New York middle school received misspelled diplomas featuring the word 'departmemt'

    06/21/2015 3:48:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/21/15 | Myriah Towner
    Graduating students at New York middle school received misspelled diplomas featuring the word 'departmemt' **SNIP** The misspelled word appeared in the phrase 'New York City Department of Education' positioned at the top of the diplomas awarded to the students. The word had an extra 'm' instead of the letter 'n'. 'I'm sure next year they will be pouring over those diplomas to make sure every "i" is dotted and "t" is crossed,' Gardner told Fox 5. Another parent told the station that the Upper East Side school did not mention the mistake or issue an apology during the ceremony.
  • Email Shows Sychophantic Sidney Blumenthal Advising Hillary on How To Spin Qaddafi’s Fall

    06/21/2015 8:30:35 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6/19/15 | Debra Heine
    **SNIP** Blumenthal e-mailed a list of talking points to Clinton the day after rebel forces captured Tripoli, prefaced by a congratulatory statement exhorting the former presidential candidate to make sure she received credit for the U.S. intervention in Libya. The message was only recently provided by Blumenthal to the congressional panel investigating the Benghazi terrorist attacks, despite Clinton’s previous assurance that she had turned over “all” her correspondence pertaining to Libya. “First, brava! This is a historic moment and you will be credited for realizing it,” he wrote in the August 22, 2011 memo to Clinton. “When Qaddafi himself is...
  • Sanders: GOP's climate change denial an 'embarrassment' (photo needed of Bernie on his jumbo jet)

    06/21/2015 5:35:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/20/15 | Mark Hensch
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Friday night said Republican skepticism towards climate change science is a national “embarrassment.” “One of the embarrassments that goes on in this country today is that we have a major political party called the Republican Party that is rejecting what the overwhelming majority of scientists are saying,” Sanders told host Bill Maher on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.” “That is, of course, climate change is real and caused by human activity,” said Sanders, a 2016 Democratic presidential candidate. “That’s an issue we’re going to talk about a whole lot.” Sanders praised Pope Francis for...
  • Father says he feels unsafe 'after receiving threatening phone calls from the Black Panther Party'

    06/21/2015 4:03:51 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/20/15 | Kelly Mclaughlin
    'I'm coming to see you real soon': Charleston killer's father says he feels unsafe 'after receiving threatening phone calls from the Black Panther Party' The father of Dylann Roof has told cops that he is the victim of never-ending threatening phone calls in the wake of his son's arrest for the Charleston church massacre in which nine people were killed. Franklin Bennett Roof, 52, called police to his home in Columbia, South Carolina, at noon on Friday because he was afraid for his life, according to police records. 'The victim states that individuals claiming to be with the Black Panther...
  • American recycling is stalling, and the big blue bin is one reason why

    06/21/2015 3:21:37 AM PDT · by Libloather · 48 replies
    Washington Post via MSN ^ | 6/20/15 | Aaron C. Davis
    **SNIP** Once a profitable business for cities and private employers alike, recycling in recent years has become a money-sucking enterprise. The District, Baltimore and many counties in between are contributing millions annually to prop up one of the nation’s busiest facilities here in Elkridge, Md. — but it is still losing money. In fact, almost every facility like it in the country is running in the red. And Waste Management and other recyclers say that more than 2,000 municipalities nationwide are paying to dispose of their recyclables instead of the other way around. In short, the business of American recycling...
  • Obama, Pelosi mend fences at fundraiser hosted by billionaire activist Tom Steyer

    06/20/2015 5:28:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6/20/15 | Dave Boyer
    There’s nothing like a big-money fundraiser for House Democrats to bring President Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi closer together. Mr. Obama and Mrs. Pelosi, California Democrat, made a show of mending fences Friday night at a fundraiser at the home of billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer overlooking the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco. Friday was their first meeting since Mrs. Pelosi turned against the president last week by leading the opposition that temporarily derailed crucial trade legislation Mr. Obama is seeking. Despite those tensions, Mr. Obama told more than 50 wealthy Democratic donors, who paid up to...
  • The result of Chicago plastic bag ban: Shopping bags to be sturdier

    06/20/2015 5:01:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6/20/15 | Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz
    When Chicago's plastic bag ban kicks in Aug. 1, many shoppers accustomed to carting groceries home in those ubiquitous plastic bags will instead walk away with ... nicer plastic bags.. Several retailers preparing for the citywide ban on the thin plastic bags bemoaned for cluttering landfills and littering parks, streets and waterways said they plan to offer customers reusable plastic bags that comply with the city ordinance, and don't plan to charge a fee. The law, approved by the City Council last year in a 36-10 vote, permits stores to offer "reusable plastic bags" that are at least 2.25 mils...
  • CBO: Repealing ObamaCare would cost $137 billion

    06/20/2015 12:23:53 AM PDT · by Libloather · 54 replies
    CBS News ^ | 6/19/15 | Kate Gibson
    With the U.S. Supreme Court set to rule on a key element of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has estimated the financial impact of repealing the health law on the economy. Striking down Obamacare, as the federal insurance program is called, would increase the nation's budget deficit by a net $137 billion over a 10-year period, according to the nonpartisan CBO, which analyzes budgetary and economic issues on behalf of lawmakers. The total budget gap between 2016 and 2025 would rise by $353 billion as a result of eliminating Obamacare, according to the CBO, which...
  • House votes to repeal ObamaCare tax (280-140 - 46 RATS vote yes)

    06/18/2015 5:00:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/18/15 | Sarah Ferris
    The House voted Thursday to repeal an ObamaCare tax on medical devices that is intended to generate billions of dollars for the law. The final vote was 280-140, with 46 Democrats voting in favor. Supporters of the bill say the 2.3 percent tax, which affects about 7,000 manufacturers nationwide, is holding back innovation on important devices like X-ray machines and ventilators. “Only in Washington would you impose a tax on life-saving medical technology and think you will actually reduce healthcare costs," said Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.), the bill’s lead sponsor. The House first voted to repeal the tax passed in...