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  • RUSH LIMBAUGH: Rubio Is Not an Establishment Moderate

    02/02/2016 3:10:43 PM PST · by presidio9 · 282 replies ^ | February 02, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I have to say one thing, one more thing, one more time. I do not like -- and I've got a Reuters story: "Marco Rubio Emerges Champion of Battered Republican Establishment." Another Reuters story, headline: "Republican Cruz Calls Iowa Win a Victory for Conservative Grassroots." I do not like, speaking for myself, I don't like this idea that Marco Rubio is all of a sudden being labeled as an establishment candidate. I know that Rubio's got the baggage of that Gang of Eight bill and I know that in many people's minds he's got the baggage of wanting...
  • Billionaire Conservationist's Yacht Damages Coral Reef

    01/29/2016 6:36:35 PM PST · by presidio9 · 41 replies
    National Geographic ^ | Fri Jan 29 17:11:45 EST 2016 | Brian Clark Howard
    Billionaire Paul Allen has given millions of dollars to conservation causes over the years, including ones that support ocean exploration and preservation. But earlier this month, his 300-foot yacht Tatoosh allegedly caused significant damage to a protected coral reef in the Cayman Islands. The anchor and chain of the vessel allegedly damaged 14,000 square feet of reef on January 14, according to Cayman Islands' Department of Environment. The incident occurred in a protected area of Grand Cayman called the West Bay replenishment zone, which is near popular scuba diving sites. The M/V Tatoosh was "moored in a position explicitly directed...
  • EU leaders: 'No link' between Cologne sex attacks and migrant crisis

    01/29/2016 5:58:01 PM PST · by presidio9 · 74 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 29 Jan 2016 | Matthew Holehouse
    The sex attacks that took place in Cologne on New Year's Eve were simply a "matter of public order" and had nothing to do with the refugee crisis, Jean-Claude Juncker’s inner circle believe. The European Commission will be the "voice of reason" and tell the public that there is no link between the migration crisis affecting the continent and attacks on women in Germany, internal minutes disclose, amid growing concerns at a "xenophobic" backlash. The minutes of the European Commission's weekly cabinet meeting from January 13 hint at officials' fears that the events in Cologne could turn public opinion sharply...
  • With mom still running, Chelsea Clinton’s already gearing up for White House bid

    01/26/2016 4:47:24 PM PST · by presidio9 · 69 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Tuesday, January 26, 2016
    One Clinton at a time, please. The private invite to Chelsea Clinton's Wednesday night fund-raiser, to be held at a swanky Upper East Side residence, reads that it's in support of her mother's 2016 presidential bid. But some of the big spenders plunking down the big bucks to attend say Chelsea's future in politics has been the talk of her campaign rallies. "You're seeing the beginning of Chelsea Clinton preparing to run," says a donor who attended Chelsea's rally at Dr. Paul Boskind's Midtown home last week, where "limited availability guest" entry started at $250 and $2,700 "champion" tickets included...
  • The problem with Trump’s change of heart on abortion

    01/26/2016 4:35:43 PM PST · by presidio9 · 52 replies
    RNS News ^ | January 26, 2016 | Trevin Wax
    In 1999, Donald Trump claimed to be "pro-choice in every respect," to the point he would have opposed a ban on late-term and partial-birth abortions. His position at that time reflected the extreme edges of abortion ideology. A mere 14 percent of Americans believe third-trimester abortions should be legal. But Trump has since switched sides, a move that makes sense in today's political climate. Since the 1990s, abortion has become one of the starkest and most consistent lines of demarcation between Democrats and Republicans. It is virtually inconceivable that a Democrat opposing abortion or a Republican supporting legal abortion could...
  • Will the market get Trump'd? (Would President Trump Be Good or Bad for the Economy)

    01/21/2016 7:29:00 PM PST · by presidio9 · 10 replies
    CNBC ^ | Jan 21, 2016 | Turney Duff
    Trying to predict who will be the next president is a sport on Wall Street. Hedge funds and banks spend enormous amounts of money, time and resources on trying to get an edge on who will win. The 2016 president election will dramatically change the asset allocation and exposure of everyone's portfolio. A few elections ago, when I was working on Galleon Group's trading desk, we spent all summer devising a game plan for each of the candidates: George W. Bush and Al Gore. We thought Bush would be great for health-care and defense stocks but Gore would be better...
  • “The talk”: 6 Muslim parents on what they tell their kids about Islamophobia

    01/21/2016 1:17:23 PM PST · by presidio9 · 52 replies
    Vox ^ | January 20, 2016 | Jennifer Williams
    On January 5, the Council on American-Islamic Relations offered a new service for the Muslim American families among its members: It released a guide titled "A Muslim parent's guide to talking to children about acts of violent extremism." It was meant to help parents guide their children through a new world in which the tide of Islamophobia, as well as the threat of violent extremism, is growing. The guide reflects a difficult new truth: Muslim parents in the US and Canada today no longer just have to worry about giving their kids the "birds and the bees" talk. They must...
  • George W. Bush Is Now More Popular Than Hillary

    01/21/2016 12:53:58 PM PST · by presidio9 · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 20, 2016 | Tyler O'Neil
    George W. Bush, controversial among conservatives and hated by liberals, now outpolls the Democratic Party's heir apparent for its 2016 nomination, Hillary Rodham Clinton. A January poll taken by NBC and the Wall Street Journal found the former president slightly more acceptable than the future "Madame President" by 3 percentage points. The poll asked respondents to say if they have "positive feelings" or "negative feelings" about various political figures. Forty percent said they had positive feelings for Hillary, while 49 percent said their feelings about her were negative, giving Mrs. Clinton a net approval of minus-9 percent. A mere 37...
  • Jennifer Lawrence Set to Play Fidel Castro's Lover in Marita

    01/21/2016 12:32:03 PM PST · by presidio9 · 47 replies
    People ^ | 01/20/2016 | Lindsay Kimble
    Jennifer Lawrence is headed to Cuba - on the big screen, that is. The 25-year-old Oscar winner has signed on to star as Fidel Castro's onetime lover in Sony Pictures' "Marita," Entertainment Weekly reports. Now 76, Marita Lorenz had an affair with Castro during the Cuban revolution in the 1950s. Lorenz became pregnant at only 19, but had an abortion before leaving Cuba. She was then recruited by the CIA to assassinate then-Prime Minister Castro. In addition, the German-born Lorenz testified about the John F. Kennedy assassination and later penned two autobiographies – "Marita: One Woman's Extraordinary Tale of Love"...
  • Prof DEBUNKS study claiming right-wing extremists in U.S. more deadly than Islamic terrorists

    01/21/2016 11:57:04 AM PST · by presidio9 · 15 replies
    The College Fix ^ | January 18, 2016 | Michael McGrady
    A widely touted study claiming right-wing extremism is more deadly than Islamic terrorism in the United States has been debunked by a history professor who shows that, in actuality, there have been 62 Americans killed by Islamic terrorists in the U.S. for every one American killed by right-wing extremists. Professor Andrew Holt of Florida State College at Jacksonville recently published his analysis that discredits the widespread sentiment that right-wing attackers are the deadliest domestic terrorists in the U.S. "If you include the death totals from 9/11 in such a calculation, then there have been around 62 people killed in the...
  • A Religious Forecast For 2050: Atheism Is Down, Islam Is Rising

    01/21/2016 11:31:56 AM PST · by presidio9 · 11 replies
    NPR ^ | December 25, 2015·
    By the end of the century, Muslims could outnumber Christians for the first time in history, according to a report released by the Pew Research Center. "Another way of thinking about it is Christianity had a seven-century head-start on Islam, and Islam is finally catching up," says Alan Cooperman, the director of religion research at Pew. Christianity is currently the world's largest religion, making up a third of the world's population with 2.2 billion adherents. Pew research shows that Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world. The religious group will make up 30 percent of the world's population...
  • Lena Dunham Privately Doubted Hillary Clinton for Discrediting Rape Accusers

    01/20/2016 7:21:36 PM PST · by presidio9 · 42 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 20, 2016 | Morgan Chalfant
    Actress Lena Dunham, who has been aggressively campaigning for Hillary Clinton, privately doubted the Democratic presidential candidate for discrediting women who made sexual assault allegations against her husband, former President Bill Clinton, according to a report Wednesday. Dunham, a fierce advocate for Planned Parenthood and other liberal causes, reportedly made the comments at a dinner party on New York’s Upper East Side months ago. The New York Times reported: She told the guests, at the Park Avenue apartment of Richard Plepler, the chief executive of HBO, that she was disturbed by how, in the 1990s, the Clintons and their allies...
  • Innovation (including robots) will eliminate 5 million jobs by 2020, study finds

    01/20/2016 2:22:58 PM PST · by presidio9 · 58 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 20, 2016
    Robotics are going to cause changes to the workforce in the next five years, but don't start running with those robot-takeover conspiracy theories just yet. About 5.1 million jobs will be lost by the year 2020 because of "disruptive labour market changes," predicts the World Economic Forum in a new study. Many of the factors driving change are technological, like the Internet, big data and robotics. The types of jobs most negatively affected by market disruptions are office and administrative, manufacturing and production and construction and extraction, according to the study. One of the biggest changes workers can expect to...
  • German Muslim cleric; Cologne rape victims 'own fault' for wearing perfume

    01/20/2016 1:45:54 PM PST · by presidio9 · 56 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | January 20, 2016
    Islamic Imam Sami Abu-Yusuf of the Al Tawheed mosque in Cologne, Germany has made clear where the fault lay regarding the massive rape riot that rocked the western German city on New Year's Eve - the victims. As reported by the Breitbart London news service on 19 Jan. 2016, and also by Detroit News Time on 20 Jan. 2016, the Salafist holy man may be giving the anti-immigration groups more verbal ammunition. While hundreds more German women and girls muster up the courage to report to authorities the beatings, sexual assaults and flat-out rapings at the hands of a massive...
  • Ninth Planet May Exist in Solar System Beyond Pluto, New Evidence Suggests

    01/20/2016 12:01:57 PM PST · by presidio9 · 50 replies
    The New York Times ^ | JAN. 20, 2016 | KENNETH CHANG
    There might be a ninth planet in the solar system after all - and it is not Pluto. Two astronomers reported on Wednesday that they had compelling signs of something bigger and farther away — something that would definitely satisfy the current definition of a planet, where Pluto falls short. "We are pretty sure there's one out there," said Michael E. Brown, a professor of planetary astronomy at the California Institute of Technology. What Dr. Brown and a fellow Caltech professor, Konstantin Batygin, have not done is actually find that planet, so it would be premature to revise mnemonics of...
  • Should I Tell Mom I Think Dad Was Gay? (NYT advice column question)

    01/20/2016 11:38:09 AM PST · by presidio9 · 58 replies
    The New York Times ^ | JAN. 13, 2016 | Name Withheld by NYT
    I think my father, who died 10 years ago, was gay or preferred men, but I have no proof. I base my suspicion mostly on the way he looked at people, some magazine subscriptions and one conversation. I came out to my parents in the 1970s, while home from college. That same night, my father took me aside and confided that before his marriage he had an affair with a man but got psychological help and was "cured." He hoped I would do the same. He said, "Promise not to tell your mother — it will break her heart." I...
  • Bernie Sanders shouldn’t suggest mothers spend time with their babies: NARAL leader

    01/20/2016 10:40:50 AM PST · by presidio9 · 38 replies
    LifeSite ^ | January 18, 2016
    - The head of one of the nation's largest abortion advocacy groups has said that Democrats should stop talking about the traditional, two-parent family. Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, particularly faulted insurgent Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders for placing his socialistic economic policies ahead of liberal social issues, like abortion and redefining the family. Sanders' traditional emphasis on economics "showed a lot in that first debate when he kept saying, 'You know we need parental leave, so mommies can stay home with their babies,'" Hogue said. Last October, Sanders used child-rearing to promote federal legislation requiring employers to...
  • Donald Trump dodges on Sarah Palin VP question

    01/20/2016 10:37:47 AM PST · by presidio9 · 88 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed January 20, 2016 | David Wright
    Donald Trump said he doesn't think Sarah Palin would be interested in becoming his running mate and trying for a second time to become vice president. "I don't think she'd want to do it," Trump said, although he added that he isn't thinking that far ahead. Appearing on NBC's "Today" show on Wednesday morning after Palin's high-profile endorsement of his White House bid, Trump deflected repeated questions about the 2008 vice presidential candidate as a potential 2016 running mate. Palin has not raised the matter with the GOP frontrunner. "As far as Sarah is concerned, never asked me about that,...
  • Chelsea Clinton Grows Up

    01/19/2016 4:03:38 PM PST · by presidio9 · 62 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Jan 19th, 2016 | Michelle Cottle
    What on earth were the Clintons thinking? This question has been plaguing political watchers ever since Chelsea Clinton, in her first solo campaign outing for her mom last week, threw a punch at Bernie Sanders. -SNIP- But Chelsea? Such ungraciousness—and such disingenuousness—isn’t expected from Bill and Hillary’s only child. It cuts against not only her meticulously tended good-girl persona but also the deeply rooted mythology of Chelsea as the sweet, loyal, vulnerable humanizer of her ambitious, inscrutable parents. (For some, Clinton fille will forever be the sad-eyed teen binding Mom and Dad together during the summer of Lewinsky.) -SNIP- This...
  • Bill Clinton's Hand Appears to Tremble As He Campaigns for Hillary in Iowa

    01/19/2016 3:50:51 PM PST · by presidio9 · 40 replies
    Inside Edition ^ | January 18, 2016
    Bill Clinton's hand appeared to tremble as he campaigned for his wife in Iowa, raising questions about his health. Observers noticed that his fingers appeared to shake as he delivered a speech over the weekend to a crowd of 5,000. In the past, he's said it's simply a condition of aging. In 2013, Clinton denied he had Parkinson's disease, saying: "I have a condition that sometimes you get with aging. You may have noticed it; my hand has a little tremor when I'm tired and a lot of people do when they’re older." During the 69-year-old's speech, he explained why...
  • Alexis Arquette calls out Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith as ‘gay’ hypocrites

    01/19/2016 2:56:24 PM PST · by presidio9 · 57 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Tuesday, January 19, 2016
    Take note Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith: Getting political has its risks. After the actress declared Monday that she will be boycotting the Oscars after her husband was snubbed, Alexis Arquette took a major swing at the pair for what she alleges is hypocrisy. The transgender actress and gender-rights activist "outed" the married couple with a Facebook post that argued that Mr. and Mrs. Smith’s comments on race and the Oscars were invalid because they won't ’fess up about their alleged homosexuality. "When Jada comes out as Gay and her beard husband admits his first marriage ended when she...
  • 81% of Americans, 66% of pro-choice advocates support "substantial abortion restrictions"

    01/19/2016 2:46:22 PM PST · by presidio9 · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, January 19, 2016 | Jennifer Harper
    A hefty majority of Americans - including a majority of those who consider themselves pro-choice - support "substantial abortion restrictions," says a new Marist Poll commissioned by the Knights of Columbus and released Tuesday. The survey found that 81 percent of Americans and 66 percent of those who identify as pro-choice would restrict abortion to - at most - the first three months of pregnancy. Eighty two percent of women agree with that. The pollster says these findings have been consistent for the last eight years. In addition, 55 percent of American overall agree that “abortion ultimately does a woman...
  • Jeb Bush: I don't think I would have done the Iran deal

    01/19/2016 2:39:24 PM PST · by presidio9 · 13 replies
    CNBC ^ | Jan 19, 2016 | Matthew J. Belvedere
    GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Tuesday that when voters reflect on the policy proposals from Donald Trump there's going to be a "reality check." "Crazy talk isn't going to get us out of the mess we're in," Bush told CNBC's "Squawk Box." He said he has a "more credible message" than Trump, who's leading the Republican primary race by a wide margin, according to an aggregation of national polls. "Either Trump will change his mind on these subjects, which I doubt, or he's going to pay a price," Bush said, citing as an example the recent controversy over what...
  • Poll: Contentious Primary Hurting GOP's Image

    01/18/2016 4:40:12 PM PST · by presidio9 · 30 replies
    NBC ^ | Jan 18th, 2016 | Carrie Dann
    The tumultuous race for the Republican nomination is taking a toll on the GOP's image, with more than four-in-ten voters saying that the primary contest has soured their perceptions of the Republican Party -- more so than impressions of the Democrats, according to the latest NBC News/ Wall Street Journal poll. In the poll, 42 percent of registered voters said the primary race has made them feel less favorable about the GOP, compared to just 19 percent who said they feel more favorable. Thirty-eight percent said the brawl for the Republican nomination hasn't changed their view of the party as...
  • The Standard of Excellence ("The Media Died" when MSNBC Fired Keith Olbermann)

    01/18/2016 3:42:04 PM PST · by presidio9 · 40 replies
    Washington Monthly ^ | January 10, 2016 | D.R. Tucker
    It was, perhaps, the day the media died. Next week marks the fifth anniversary of the bitter night-January 21, 2011-when progressive Americans, and indeed Americans of all political persuasions who value honor, truth, respect, intelligence and decency, were shocked to learn that MSNBC had decided to end Countdown with Keith Olbermann, perhaps the single best news program ever to air on cable television in the United States. The abrupt cancellation of Countdown was a victory for the dishonest political forces Olbermann had forcefully condemned during his nearly eight-year run-and a demoralizing defeat for democracy. Things just haven't been the same...
  • Chelsea Handler: "Being Politically Correct Isn't Working For America"

    01/18/2016 2:21:10 PM PST · by presidio9 · 33 replies
    dailycaller ^ | 1-18-2016 | Kaitlan Collins
    Chelsea Handler said political correctness isn't working for Americans. In a op-ed written for The Daily Beast, the 40-year-old comedian said she sat down with representatives from the Media Action Network for Asian Americans, the Anti-Defamation League, the NAACP, the National Hispanic Media Coalition, American Indians in Film & Television and the Council on American-Islamic Relations. "We had an honest discussion about whether or not it's funny, appropriate, helpful, or hurtful to traffic in ethnic, racial, and religious stereotypes," Handler said. Handler said they all "ended up smiling and laughing about examples of politically incorrect humor because they could see...
  • ISIS salaries cut in half due to "exceptional circumstances"

    01/18/2016 1:35:59 PM PST · by presidio9 · 34 replies
    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—Due to "exceptional circumstances" the Islamic State (ISIS) has cut the salaries of its forces in half, a document from the terror groups Treasury Ministry (Bayt al-Mal), released in December, reveals. The document does not elaborate what it means by "exceptional circumstances" but wagers a guess that the intensified air strikes leveled against the group are beginning to take their toll. Especially since the American-led coalition and the Russians began bombing targets connected to that group’s oil smuggling operation and other economic targets. The coalition has since afflicted an even graver toll on the group's financial operation when...
  • Why Democrats Should Stop Dabbling With Bernie

    01/18/2016 1:25:14 PM PST · by presidio9 · 25 replies
    Calbuzz ^ | January 18, 2016
    The Democrats who are pushing Bernie Sanders are dangerously naïve. Because Sanders has a shot at beating Hillary Clinton in the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary, and because some polls show him running better against the GOP candidates than she does, they imagine he could actually win the White House. He can't. Ohio Gov. John Kasich, and others who predict that the Republicans would win at least 40 states against Sanders, are right. Let's remember that Bill Clinton didn't win in Iowa or New Hampshire in 1992.* And that the Republicans haven't laid a glove on Sanders (because they...
  • In Poll, Bill Clinton Seen Wielding Little Influence Over Voters

    01/16/2016 7:04:43 PM PST · by presidio9 · 66 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 16, 2016 | Brian Snyder
    Bill Clinton may not be the "secret weapon" that Hillary Clinton needs in the U.S. presidential race. And the former Democratic president may not become the albatross that Republican candidate Donald Trump expects, either. Bill Clinton simply is not wielding that kind of influence-good or bad-over voters so far this year, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. A majority of Americans, including 73 percent of Democrats and 52 percent of Republicans, said Bill Clinton does not factor into their opinion of Hillary for president. The poll, conducted January 7 to 13, found that 12 percent of Americans are more likely to...
  • Chelsea Clinton takes on gun control, Wall Street in Davenport

    01/16/2016 6:32:03 PM PST · by presidio9 · 51 replies
    Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier ^ | January 16, 2016 | DEIRDRE COX BAKER
    More than 100 supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton turned out in Davenport on Saturday for a conversation with her daughter. Chelsea Clinton, 35, the former "first daughter," answered questions from a supportive audience at Modern Woodmen Park. Clinton, in turn, said she was charmed by the local residents and "grateful" to be back in Iowa. She also took note of two children who asked the expectant mother weighty questions on gun control and the impact of Wall Street on the economy. Xion Owens-Holst, 9, of Davenport, started the gun control discussion. When Clinton gets a question on that...
  • Are 'extinct' animals making a comeback?

    01/16/2016 6:24:13 PM PST · by presidio9 · 89 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 16, 2016 | Michael D. Regan
    A breed of sea snake thought to be extinct for years was recently discovered off the west coast of Australia, another in a string of similar findings among species scientists believed were lost forever. It was the first time the species of snakes was seen in more than 15 years since disappearing from the Timor Sea, according to researchers at Australia's James Cook University who identified the snakes. The discovery of the Short Nose sea snake was confirmed after an Australia Parks and Wildlife officer sent a photo to researchers for identification, the university said. The study's lead author, Blanche...
  • Physicists propose the first scheme to teleport the memory of an organism

    01/15/2016 3:07:48 PM PST · by presidio9 · 51 replies ^ | January 14, 2016
    In "Star Trek," a transporter can teleport a person from one location to a remote location without actually making the journey along the way. Such a transporter has fascinated many people. Quantum teleportation shares several features of the transporter and is one of the most important protocols in quantum information. In a recent study, Prof. Tongcang Li at Purdue University and Dr. Zhang-qi Yin at Tsinghua University proposed the first scheme to use electromechanical oscillators and superconducting circuits to teleport the internal quantum state (memory) and center-of-mass motion state of a microorganism. They also proposed a scheme to create a...
  • Trump’s New York Advantage

    01/15/2016 2:13:38 PM PST · by presidio9 · 7 replies
    The sixth Republican debate on Thursday showed off a smaller top tier of candidates, who also showed that they’re getting better the more they debate. All of the contenders had their moments, but the main event was Donald Trump versus Ted Cruz, and Mr. Trump won handily with an big assist from "New York values," of all things. The Texas Senator this week said Mr. Trump "embodies New York values" as a way to suggest that the Manhattan businessman isn’t really a conservative. The two are fighting it out to finish first in the Iowa caucuses on Feb. 1, and...
  • Has Belgium created 'a system of apartheid'?

    01/15/2016 1:57:46 PM PST · by presidio9 · 14 replies
    BBC News ^ | 15 January 2016 | Tim Whewell
    At a police training academy on the outskirts of Brussels, new recruits are wrestling one another to the ground - practising techniques of unarmed restraint. There are about 40 of them - fresh-faced young people in their 20s, men and women - but what's immediately noticeable is that with one exception, they're all white. Watching them is Paul Jacobs. For 20 years he dealt with discrimination complaints in the Belgian police - and he's just finished a session teaching this class "inter-cultural communication". They discussed why so many Belgian youngsters go to fight in Syria - a higher proportion, relative...
  • Senate Democrats to Force Votes on Trump Proposals

    01/15/2016 1:31:04 PM PST · by presidio9 · 25 replies
    Fortune ^ | January 14, 2016, | Tory Newmyer
    Donald Trump may not have to win the White House for the Senate to start voting on his agenda. Senate Democrats plan to force their Republican colleagues to take sides on the GOP presidential frontrunner's most controversial proposals by offering them as amendments to other bills this year. "Since Republican leaders in the House and Senate have pledged loyalty to Trump, the obvious next step is to vote on his policies, including his unconstitutional plan to bar people from entering the United States based on their religion," Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said in a Thursday statement, referencing Trump’s...
  • Carly: 'If My Husband Had Done Some of the Things Bill Clinton Had Done, I Would Have Left Him'

    01/15/2016 1:25:04 PM PST · by presidio9 · 23 replies
    The We ^ | Jan 15, 2016 | Daniel Halper
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina slammed Hillary Clinton -- and her marriage -- this morning on MSNBC. "If my husband had done some of the things Bill Clinton had done, I would have left him long ago," Fiorina said, when asked why she was making Clinton's marriage a campaign issue. "I think if you're running for the presidency of the United States, everything is an issue. You know why? Because leaders need to be trusted. And
  • Planned Parenthood files suit against anti-abortion videos group

    01/15/2016 12:46:51 PM PST · by presidio9 · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | Fri January 15, 2016 | Chris Frates
    <p>Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit Thursday against the anti-abortion activists who secretly taped the group's officials talking about the sale of fetal tissue and released the heavily edited videos last year.</p> <p>The videos sparked a political firestorm in Washington, with Republican lawmakers accusing Planned Parenthood of profiting from the sale and trying unsuccessfully to strip the group of federal funding.</p>
  • Watch the “Freedom Kids” Perform a Terrifyingly Creepy Song at Trump Rally (VIDEO)

    01/14/2016 4:25:35 PM PST · by presidio9 · 78 replies
    US Uncut ^ | January 14, 2016 | Hugh Wharton
    This one is a bit surreal. Footage from a Donald Trump rally has gone massively viral, but not because of yet another bombastic and inflammatory comment from the Republican candidate. This time, the center of attention is a song and dance routine put on by the so-called "USA Freedom Kids" during a rally that's as frightening as it is unintentionally hilarious. A casual look at the lyrics, which are set against a MIDI-quality remix to the jingoistic "Over There" that was employed for recruitment in the early 20th century, show a tin ear for lyrics and a bizarrely confrontational worldview...
  • Kerry tells Iran in long day of calls: This can be 'a good story for both of us'

    01/14/2016 3:59:50 PM PST · by presidio9 · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | January 13, 2016
    Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to his Iranian counterpart, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, at least five times Tuesday while U.S. Navy sailors were in Iranian custody, a senior State Department official told reporters Wednesday. In the course of his conversations, the official said Kerry told Zarif: "If we are able to do this the right way, we can make this into what will be a good story for both of us" and would be a way for Iran to prove it can act in a responsible manner in this type of situation. The calls, which took place over...
  • Hermes Birkin Bags Make for a Better Investment Than Gold and Stocks, According to a Study

    01/14/2016 3:48:15 PM PST · by presidio9 · 11 replies
    US Weekly ^ | January 14, 2016 | Rose Walano
    Mama needs a brand-new bag! According to a recent study by Baghunter, the legendary Hermès Birkin bag is a better investment than both gold and stocks. The luxury site compared the returns on the three investments over a 35-year period, and, as it turns out, the value of the Birkin, which starts at $11,000 on Baghunter, has never decreased. In fact, while the values of gold and the stocks have fluctuated, the top-handle tote's value has steadily increased more than 500 percent in the last three and a half decades. That makes for an average annual increase of 14.2 percent,...
  • 7 Ways Parents Can Be More Body Positive Toward Their Queer & Transgender Kids

    01/13/2016 7:48:01 PM PST · by presidio9 · 92 replies
    Bustle ^ | 13 January 2016 | Meg Zulch
    In a society that treasures the gender binary and constantly questions the bodies of those who aren't cisgender, growing up queer or trans isn't easy. It's even more difficult when you're not blessed with a set of body positive parents. It's important to recognize that if our generation still finds it difficult to wrap its head around the idea of gender nonconforming and transgender identities, it's bound to be even trickier for those of an older generation. But for parents who are willing to learn, and for younger parents or those expecting a child, knowing how to create a safe...
  • Dogs can read human emotions, study finds (only other species shown to be capable of this)

    01/13/2016 5:26:46 PM PST · by presidio9 · 135 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 13 Jan 2016 | Sophie Jamieson
    Dogs really are man's best friend, it seems, as researchers have shown they can recognise emotions in humans by combining information from different senses. They are the only creatures outside of humans who have been observed to have that ability. -SNIP- "Our study shows that dogs have the ability to integrate two different sources of sensory information into a coherent perception of emotion in both humans and dogs. "To do so requires a system of internal categorisation of emotional states. This cognitive ability has until now only been evidenced in primates and the capacity to do this across species only...
  • Climate change could delay the next ICE AGE by 100,000 years ("mind boggling discovery")

    01/13/2016 5:15:04 PM PST · by presidio9 · 49 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 13 January 2016 | Mark Prigg
    The effect of global warming on the planet is so great it will suppress the beginning of the next ice age, a new study has found. Researchers say the relationship between of insolation and CO2 concentration in the atmosphere has been key to the last eight glacial cycles in Earth's history. But rising man-made greenhouse gas emissions since the Industrial Revolution began in the 18th century could mean the balmy period will last for 100,000 years, they wrote in the journal Nature. The findings suggest human influences 'will make the initiation of the next ice age impossible over a time...
  • Palumbo H.S. students loudly say 'No!' to Islamophobia ("outpouring of fervent finger snaps")

    01/13/2016 3:10:13 PM PST · by presidio9 · 42 replies
    Phiidelphia Inquirer ^ | January 13, 2016 | DAN GERINGER
    HUNDREDS OF students packed the library of the Academy at Palumbo High School in South Philly for yesterday's forum on Islamophobia, and supported their Muslim classmates with an outpouring of fervent finger snaps. Speaking against irrational fear of Muslims, Sofia Ali-Khan, a public-interest lawyer and a second-generation Pakistani American, described her open letter on Facebook, "Dear non-Muslim Allies," that went viral because, she said, "I think people were relieved to see other people saying, 'It's really gone too far. ' " The guest speaker for the event, Ali-Khan said it was clear decades ago that "the next boogie man after...
  • Hillary Clinton Defends Chelsea Clinton’s Attacks Against Bernie Sanders

    01/13/2016 10:59:13 AM PST · by presidio9 · 36 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan 13, 2016 | Liz Kreutz
    Hillary Clinton today defended her daughter's attacks against her Democratic challenger Bernie Sanders’ single-payer health care plan, despite criticism the remark was inaccurate. "You know, I adore my daughter and I know what she was saying," Clinton told "Good Morning America" about Chelsea Clinton. "Because if you look at Senator Sanders' proposals going back nine times in the Congress, that’s exactly what he’s proposed. To take everything we currently know as health care, Medicare, Medicaid, the CHIP Program, private insurance, now of the Affordable Care Act, and roll it together." Chelsea Clinton Tuesday joined in on her mother's jabs against...
  • Hillary Calls for Free Abortions for Medicaid Recipients

    01/13/2016 10:53:29 AM PST · by presidio9 · 41 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Jan 11, 2016 | John McCormack
    At an event to accept the endorsement of Planned Parenthood in New Hampshire on Sunday, Hillary Clinton called for unlimited taxpayer-funding of elective abortions for Medicaid recipients. "I believe we need to protect access to safe and legal abortion, not just in principle, but in practice. Any right that requires you to take extraordinary measures to access it is no right at all," Clinton said. "Not as long as we have laws on the book like the Hyde amendment, making it harder for low income women to exercise their full rights," -SNIP- The Hyde amendment prevents federal funding of abortion...
  • Obama vows to cure cancer ‘once and for all’

    01/12/2016 6:36:14 PM PST · by presidio9 · 113 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jan 16, 2015 | Sarah Ferris
    President Obama is pledging a "new national effort" to find a cure for cancer in his final State of the Union address on Tuesday. "For the loved ones we've all lost, for the family we can still save, let’s make America the country that cures cancer once and for all," Obama wrote in his joint address to Congress, according to remarks released by the White House. Obama said the efforts are inspired by — and will be led by — Vice President Biden, who has launched a high-profile push to end cancer after losing his oldest son last year. "Last...
  • Trump blames Bill Clinton for 9/11

    01/12/2016 6:10:56 PM PST · by presidio9 · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/12/16 | Jonathan Easley
    Donald Trump on Tuesday blamed Bill Clinton for the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, saying that if the former president had authorized the assassination of Osama bin Laden thousands of Americans wouldn’t have died. "I saw [bin Laden], I was watching him and reading about him making horrible statements about us, and I said to myself, I hope we take this guy out, and we didn't take this guy out," Trump said at a campaign rally in Cedar Falls, Iowa. "And actually, Bill Clinton had their sights on him and then didn’t pull the trigger," Trump continued. "If they pulled...
  • Chelsea Clinton Accuses Sanders of Trying to "Dismantle Obamacare"

    01/12/2016 4:30:30 PM PST · by presidio9 · 34 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | Tue Jan. 12, 2016 | Pema Levy
    Chelsea Clinton hit the trail for the first time this election cycle on Tuesday to campaign for her mother, and she came out swinging. In New Hampshire, the younger Clinton attacked Bernie Sanders' Medicare-for-all, or single-payer, health care plan by wondering if it would in fact take away coverage from millions. "Sen. Sanders wants to dismantle Obamacare, dismantle the CHIP program, dismantle Medicare, and dismantle private insurance," she said, according to MSNBC. "I worry if we give Republicans Democratic permission to do that, we'll go back to an era-before we had the Affordable Care Act-that would strip millions and millions...
  • Lab employee accused of inappropriate touching while drawing blood from teen girls

    A man working at an outpatient lab for Children's Medical Center of Plano was arrested Monday after allegations of inappropriate touching while drawing blood from three teenage girls. Mohammad Ali, 45, of Plano is facing three counts of indecency with a child. He is being held at the Collin County Detention Center on $30,000 bond. Plano Police spokesman David Tilley said investigators opened their case on Dec. 29 with allegations from one teenage girl and found two more possible victims. The concern is that there may be more girls out there, Tilley said. "All three allege it was inappropriate touching...