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  • Woman busted with meth burritos at U.S.-Mexico border, authorities say

    05/25/2016 10:47:34 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 12 replies
    WOKV ^ | May 25, 2016 | Christy Turner
    NOGALES, Ariz. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers hungry for a drug bust seized more than a pound of meth-stuffed burritos in Arizona on Friday. Authorities at the Port of Nogales said they stopped a woman for further inspection after she crossed through a pedestrian gate on May 20. The 23-year-old claimed to have a bag of burritos, but a CPB narcotics-detection canine led officers to more than $3,000 worth of meth, authorities said.
  • Kenneth Starr, Who Tried to Bury Bill Clinton, Now Only Praises Him

    05/24/2016 10:02:48 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 38 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 24, 2016 | AMY CHOZICK
    An unlikely voice recently bemoaned the decline of civility in presidential politics, warned that “deep anger” was fueling an “almost radical populism” and sang the praises of former President Bill Clinton — particularly his “redemptive” years of philanthropic work since leaving the White House. The voice was that of Kenneth W. Starr, the former Whitewater independent counsel, whose Javert-like pursuit of Mr. Clinton in the 1990s helped bring a new intensity to partisan warfare and led to the impeachment of a president for only the second time in the nation’s history. The presumptive Republican nominee, Donald J. Trump, increasingly seems...
  • New Map Reveals HIV Risk Greatest in Southern Cities for Gay, Bisexual Men

    05/18/2016 4:44:51 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 16 replies
    ABC News via Yahoo! ^ | May 18, 2016 | MICHAEL NEDELMAN
    A map documenting HIV rates for gay and bisexual men has revealed they are most at risk for becoming infected in multiple southern cities, according to a report being presented today by Emory University researchers. The cities with the highest rates included Columbia, South Carolina, El Paso, Texas, and Jackson, Mississippi. In these cities, more than 25 percent of men who have sex with men (MSM) had been diagnosed with HIV. “This is really the first time we’ve been able to examine the HIV infection burden ... at such fine levels of geography,” Eli Rosenberg, assistant professor of epidemiology at...
  • Most Americans want the government to pay for health care, poll says

    05/17/2016 12:21:48 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 62 replies
    Newsy, via WPXI ^ | May 17, 2016 | Grant Suneson
    A new Gallup Poll shows most Americans want the government to take on a bigger role in health care. More than 1,500 people from across the country were surveyed, and 58 percent favor replacing the provisions set up by the Affordable Care Act with a federally funded health care program. The ACA, or Obamacare, lets Americans buy insurance through the federal government, but the survey shows most citizens want the government to just pay for everything, or at least that’s what they’re saying now. In recent years, Americans have waffled on whether the government should pay their medical bills. Polls...
  • Limbaugh conducts experiment on Trump fans: ‘This is exactly what I was expecting’

    05/12/2016 9:12:43 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 150 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 11, 2016 | Douglas Ernst
    Radio host Rush Limbaugh used Wednesday’s show to do an experiment on Donald Trump’s supporters. “I found a YouTube last night, and I’m gonna play this for you, and I’m curious to know how Trump supporters react to this,” Mr. Limbaugh told his audience before playing a 2012 clip from Fox News’ “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren.” Mr. Trump said at the time that he thought Hillary Clinton was a “terrific person.” He also called former President Bill Clinton a “really good guy.” Mr. Limbaugh then used his email account to gauge reactions to the broadcast by the...
  • Pew study sees a shrinking middle class in major US cities

    05/12/2016 4:43:34 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 22 replies
    AP via Yahoo! Finance ^ | May 11, 2016 | Christopher s. Rugaber
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- In cities across America, the middle class is hollowing out. A widening wealth gap is moving more households into either higher- or lower-income groups in major metro areas, with fewer remaining in the middle, according to a report released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center. In nearly one-quarter of metro areas, middle-class adults no longer make up a majority, the Pew analysis found. That's up from fewer than 10 percent of metro areas in 2000. Pew defines the middle class as households with incomes between two-thirds of median income and twice the median, adjusted for household size...
  • The 9 worst predictions about Trump's rise to the top

    05/04/2016 11:13:55 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | May 4, 2016 | NICK GASS
    Long before Donald Trump descended the grand escalator at Trump Tower to declare his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination last June, conservative pundits and nonpartisan clairvoyants alike had laughed off the possibility of the real-estate mogul turned reality TV star ascending to the party’s pinnacle, joining the ranks of Ronald Reagan, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. (And, to be fair, Mitt Romney, Alf Landon and John C. Frémont.) And for months, as Trump gained droves of followers and delegates, their laughter continued. They’re not laughing Wednesday. Hours after Trump routed his rivals in Indiana and all...
  • Blue Cross to stop accepting credit cards for insurance payments

    05/03/2016 7:17:57 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 37 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 2, 2016 | Ameet Sachdev
    In the face of losses in the Affordable Care Act marketplace, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois is looking for new ways to cut spending. Starting June 1, the Chicago-based health insurer will no longer accept credit cards as a form of payment for members who buy their own health insurance on or off the Illinois marketplace. The company began notifying customers of the change last month. Blue Cross will still accept other forms of payment, including debit cards. The new payment policy will not affect customers in the group or Medicare markets. In an email announcing the new...
  • Is Julian Castro the Great Latino Hope of America? (Hillary's VP?)

    04/22/2016 7:51:47 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 25 replies
    CNN Money ^ | April 22, 2016 | Tanzina Vega
    Early in the election cycle, when Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump called for a wall to be built across the Mexico-U.S. border (which Mexico would pay for) and characterized Mexican immigrants as rapists and murderers, the Latino community mobilized in a way that had not been seen in previous elections. There were picketers at Trump properties, protests across the country and, notably, outcry from the Latin entertainment community, especially musicians. At one concert in Los Angeles, Fher Olvera, the lead singer for Mexican rock band Maná, encouraged the crowd to vote as he compared Trump to Adolf Hitler. After receiving...
  • TCM Movie Alert: King's Row (1942) 8:00 PM EST (Ronald Reagan, Ann Sheridan)

    04/12/2016 11:26:13 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 7 replies
    TCM ^ | April 12, 2016
    Forerunner of PEYTON PLACE still retains its sweep of life in pre-WW1 Midwestern town, with the fates of many townsfolk intertwined. Beautiful Erich Wolfgang Korngold music score backs up plush production, fine characterizations. Notable, too, as Reagan's finest performance. Screenplay by Casey Robinson, from Henry Bellamann's best-selling book.
  • Police: Woman throws 85-year-old to ground, steals scratch-off ticket

    04/07/2016 8:16:57 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies
    WPXI ^ | April 7, 2016
    PULASKI TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A woman was arrested Tuesday after she assaulted an 85-year-old man in a parking lot and stole his winning lottery ticket, according to police. The incident was reported shortly after 10:30 a.m. at the Ambrosia Landscaping supply and lottery store in Pulaski Township. "I saw it all," said Lori Smiley, who saw the incident from the Family Dollar store. Police said Adriana Pitzer, 23, threw the man to the ground and stole his scratch-off lottery ticket, which was worth $30. She also took $10 in cash. Smiley, a cashier at the nearby Family Dollar store saw...
  • Women sellers on eBay get paid less than men

    04/06/2016 8:17:39 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 78 replies
    CNN Money ^ | February 20, 2016 | Ahiza Garcia
    Researchers who studied people who sell items on eBay (EBAY) turned up a surprising result: Women sellers get 80 cents on the dollar compared to men, according to a new study published in Science Magazine. The researchers assessed over 1 million auctions from 2009 to 2012 and found that women sellers get fewer bids and lower final prices than men -- for the same products. The gender bias was greatest for new products. In fact, it nearly disappeared for used items -- women make 97 cents for every dollar a man does. The researchers said the lower gap seen with...
  • Bernie Sanders to hold presidential rally in Pittsburgh Thursday

    03/31/2016 4:45:51 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 10 replies
    WPXI ^ | March 31, 2016
    PITTSBURGH — Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders will make a visit to Pittsburgh Thursday to hold a rally. The Democratic senator will discuss issues such as climate change, his decision to make public colleges and universities tuition-free and universal health care. The event will be free and open to the public, but the campaign urged supporters to RSVP ahead of time. People were lined up outside the David L. Lawrence Convention Center before 5 a.m. Doors will open at 7:30 a.m.
  • U.S. Capitol Shooting: Gunman Is ‘Prophet of God’ Leading a ‘Movement’

    03/29/2016 6:31:32 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | March 28, 2016 | Andrew Kirell, Justin Miller, Katie Zavadski
    The man who drew a gun at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center on Monday previously called himself a “prophet of God” and said he didn’t obey man’s law. U.S. Capitol Police said Larry Russell Dawson of Antioch, Tennessee, has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon and assault on a police officer while armed. Dawson, 66, was shot by a U.S. Capitol Police officer and is hospitalized in stable but critical condition, police said. At a press conference outside the Capitol on Monday evening, U.S. Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa said that at approximately 2:40 p.m. Dawson “drew what...
  • Beauty queen trying to smuggle cocaine from Los Angeles airport arrested

    03/24/2016 3:55:34 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 45 replies
    The Express News ^ | March 24, 2016
    A flight attendant who tried to smuggle almost 70 pounds (31.8 kg) of cocaine from Los Angeles International Airport has turned herself in to authorities, a report said on Thursday. Marsha Gay Reynolds, a JetBlue Airways flight attendant, and former Jamaican beauty queen, turned herself in to U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents in New York on Wednesday. It said that she would face a charge of possession with intent to distribute cocaine. It said that Reynolds was stopped at random during luggage-screening processes on Friday by a Transportation Security Administration officer at the airport. The report added that she kicked...
  • Winter Storm Selene Strands Hundreds on Snowy Interstates; Wisconsin Declares State of Emergency

    03/24/2016 11:13:37 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 15 replies
    Weather Channel ^ | March 24, 2016 | Sean Breslin
    A powerful Winter Storm Selene hammered the Rockies, Plains and Midwest Wednesday and Thursday, bringing an entire region to a halt, both on the ground and in the air. In Colorado, the state's National Guard resources were deployed to assist with rescue missions as every major highway leading out of Denver was closed, making travel nearly impossible Wednesday afternoon. More than 1,300 flights were canceled Wednesday at Denver International Airport, and officials were forced to halt all operations for several hours due to the severe wintry conditions. Once the roadway leading to the airport was cleared, the airport reopened at...
  • 1 of 2 suspects in credit card scheme spanning from Miami to Pittsburgh arrested (illegals)

    03/16/2016 12:54:57 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 15 replies
    WPXI ^ | March 16, 2016
    PITTSBURGH — A suspect in a credit card scheme spanning from Miami to Pittsburgh was taken down by police last week outside the Sam’s Club at Pittsburgh Mills Mall. However, his accomplice remains on the run. Surveillance photos obtained by Channel 11 News show the men walking into the Sam’s Club, where they bought thousands of dollars’ worth of items with bogus cards. The pair hit the store last Wednesday and Thursday. Authorities said employees became suspicious when the men started swiping gift card after gift card. --snip-- Authorities said the men, who are both from Cuba and in the...
  • Chicago’s public housing divide, a Watchdogs / BGA special report

    03/14/2016 9:19:28 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 16 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | March 12, 2016 | Tim Novak et al
    After buying a home in Barrington Hills, Chaoshan Lai and his wife couldn’t unload the 15-year-old townhouse that they’d bought for $935,000 in Central Station, a taxpayer-subsidized development in the South Loop where former Mayor Richard M. Daley lived for years. Lai couldn’t even find anyone to rent the townhouse on South Prairie Avenue — until he got a call in 2013 about a woman who’d gotten a “housing choice voucher,” from the Chicago Housing Authority through a program that had long been called Section 8. Lai says the woman wanted to lease his three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath home, which has...
  • Nitwits of the Round Table (Steyn)

    02/26/2016 4:59:44 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 19 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | February 26, 2016 | Mark Steyn
    Some American readers, observing the wide range of telly shows I've been doing in Australia, have written to ask why I'm not on US TV more. Well, the short answer is I never get asked. The phone never stops not ringing. I make no complaint about that: I'm a foreigner and I have no ambitions in American media. But Ann Coulter has a very funny column on some of the chaps who do get asked: If you tuned into ABC'S "This Week" the morning after Trump's tremendous victory in South Carolina, you'd find George Stephanopoulos promising analysis from a "powerhouse...
  • Despite Support, No Political Will In Republican Party To Create A Gold Standard – Analysts

    01/29/2016 11:54:01 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 11 replies
    Kitco News ^ | January 29, 2016 | Neils Christensen
    Although there has been early support from some Republican candidates to put the U.S. monetary policy back on the gold standard, many analysts say there isn't the political will to make this a major issue during the 2016 election. Monday, Iowans cast their vote in the first primary election to nominate their candidate to run for President late in the year. The Republican field is fairly wide with 12 candidates on the ticket in Iowa. Of the 12 candidates, the idea of moving back to a gold standard has been supported by five;, Senator Ted Cruz, Senator Rand Paul, Dr....
  • Apple's board calls diversity proposal 'unduly burdensome and not necessary'

    01/15/2016 11:24:30 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 13 replies
    CNN Money ^ | January 15, 2016 | Sara Ashley O'Brien
    Apple's board is telling investors to reject a new diversity proposal, calling it "unduly burdensome." The company, like other big tech firms, has been criticized in recent years for being mostly male and predominantly white. Last year, Apple CEO Tim Cook sang the praises of a diverse workforce. He said diversity is a "readily solvable issue" that can be fixed. But Apple's board of directors opposes a new proposal to increase diversity among its board and senior management. The proposal, submitted by Apple shareholder Antonio Avian Maldonado, would require an accelerated recruitment policy to change the company's organizational makeup. The...
  • Vendors at PA Farm Show asked to remove Confederate flag merchandise

    01/14/2016 4:05:16 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 35 replies
    PennLive ^ | January 12, 2016 | Sue Gleiter
    Several vendors at the Pennsylvania Farm Show have been asked to stop selling merchandise adorned with the Confederate flag. The vendors were selling items such as t-shirts, belt buckles and hats with the flags at the show which runs through Jan. 16 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in Harrisburg. "All told, seven vendors that were selling items with the flag displayed were brought to our attention. Upon request, seven vendors removed the items of concern, and we certainly appreciate their cooperation and understanding," said Brandi Hunter-Davenport, a spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture via an...
  • Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall announce engagement

    01/12/2016 4:52:35 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 27 replies
    BBC News ^ | January 12, 2016
    Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and actress-model Jerry Hall are to get married. They announced their engagement in the births, marriages and deaths section of the Times newspaper, which is owned by Mr Murdoch's News Corporation company. It will be the fourth marriage for Mr Murdoch, 84, and the first for Miss Hall, 59, although she lived with singer Sir Mick Jagger for many years. The new relationship reportedly began in the summer. A spokesman said: "They have loved these past months together." They were "thrilled to be getting married and excited about their future", he added. Australian-born Mr Murdoch, who...
  • The Islamization of Britain in 2015

    01/03/2016 12:23:31 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 21 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | December 31, 2015 | Soeren Kern
    Hospitals across Britain are dealing with at least 15 new cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) every day. Although FGM has been illegal in Britain since 1984, there has not been a single conviction. At least 1,400 children were sexually exploited between 1997 and 2013 in the town of Rotherham, mostly by Muslim gangs, but police and municipal officials failed to tackle the problem because they feared being branded "racist" or "Islamophobic." Reverend Giles Goddard, vicar of St John's in Waterloo, central London, allowed a full Muslim prayer service to be held in his church. He also asked his congregation...
  • The GOP Don't Never Dance With Them What Brung Them (Steyn)

    12/14/2015 12:54:34 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 50 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | December 14, 2015 | Mark Steyn
    I've received many letters like this about my appearance last week in the United States Senate: Dear Mr. Steyn: I've been following the reports on your appearance to give Senate testimony, and the troubles you and other witnesses encountered there. I don't want to pretend that I'm any kind of expert in such matters, but it was my impression going in that the hearings were Senator Cruz's idea, and that you were his invitee. If so, how were the proceedings commandeered by Sen. Markey in the manner that your posts suggest? Sincerely, Thomas Evans Well, Markey didn't "commandeer" the proceedings....
  • Rush Limbaugh Show Live Thread - Wednesday, December 9,2015

    12/09/2015 9:32:47 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 56 replies
    EIB Network ^ | December 9, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Franklin Graham Anticipated Trump Proposal to Ban Muslim Immigration

    12/09/2015 4:32:47 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 10 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | December 8, 2015 | Ed Kilgore
    One of the big narratives you hear about the Republican presidential nominating contest is that Donald Trump is going to lose in Iowa and elsewhere because his nasty prejudices and religious ignorance are offending the conservative Evangelical voters who play such a large role in GOP politics. And without question, some conservative Evangelical leaders have become outspoken in decrying support for the Donald among their co-religionists. --snip-- But Moore's is not the only pulpit in American conservative Christendom. And it's worth noting (as did Washington Monthly's Nancy LeTourneau) that the bearer of the most famous name in American Christianity, the...
  • Police: Arrest Made In Shooting Of Muslim Cab Driver On Thanksgiving

    12/02/2015 2:37:02 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 11 replies
    CBS Local ^ | December 2, 2015 | Ralph Iannotti
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Investigators are releasing new details today about the shooting of a Muslim cab driver in the city’s Hazelwood neighborhood in the early morning hours of Thanksgiving Day. At a press conference Wednesday afternoon, Pittsburgh Police said they have made an arrest in the incident. They identify the suspect as 26-year-old Anthony Mohamed of Hazelwood. He is being charged with aggravated assault, criminal attempt homicide and recklessly endangering another person.
  • 'Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America' lineup announced

    11/18/2015 9:53:28 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 27 replies
    UPI ^ | November 17, 2015 | Karen Butler
    NEW YORK, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Zac Brown Band, Eric Church, Jamie Foxx, Sting, Tori Kelly, John Legend, Miguel, Pink and Pharrell Williams are to perform at Wednesday's Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America. The sold-out event will be taped in Los Angeles and will air as a two-hour special Friday on A&E, History, Lifetime, H2, LMN and FYI, as well as iHeartMedia radio stations and AOL.com. --snip-- "The concert will kick off A+E Networks' campaign to confront issues of race, and promote unity and progress on racial equity, inspired by the response of the...
  • Police considering charges against Oakland Raiders player accused of taunting K-9 officer

    11/10/2015 12:12:07 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 64 replies
    WPXI ^ | November 10, 2015
    PITTSBURGH — Allegheny County Police are considering charges against an Oakland Raiders football player for taunting a K-9 officer. The incident occurred after the Steelers game ended Sunday afternoon, according to officials.
  • CHRISTIAN DAYCARE WORKERS FIRED FOR REFUSING TO CALL A LITTLE GIRL A BOY

    11/06/2015 7:47:00 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 6, 2015 | Lana Shadwick
    HOUSTON, Texas — Two daycare workers have been fired for refusing to go along with the center’s transgender agenda. Madeline Kirksey, one of the workers who is an author of a Christian book, says her religious liberty rights have been violated. The two were fired after refusing to call a little girl a boy. The two male parents of a six-year-old little girl told employees at the school to refer to their daughter as a boy, and to call her by a new masculine name. The little girl’s hair had also been cut like a boy’s. Kirksey told Breitbart Texas...
  • 1 In 2 Working Americans Make Less Than $30,000 A Year

    10/27/2015 4:38:54 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 63 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 25, 2015 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Fifty-one percent of working Americans make less than $30,000 a year, new data from the Social Security Administration (SSA) shows. That’s $2,500 a month before taxes and just over the federal poverty level for a family of five. The new numbers come from the National Wage Index, which SSA updates each year based on the National Wage Index, which SSA updates each year based on reported wages subject to the federal income tax. In 2014, half of working Americans reported an income at or below $28,851 (the median wage), and 51 percent reported an income of less than $30,000. Forty...
  • Sweden Close to Collapse

    10/19/2015 7:11:13 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 66 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | October 17, 2015 | Ingrid Carlqvist
    â–  If the wave of migrants keeps coming, in 10-15 years, Swedes will be a minority in their own country. That there is, in fact, an exchange of populations going on, should be clear in any sober assessment. â–  "The final consequence of... Sweden's immigration policy is that the economy will collapse -- because who is going to pay for it all? And economic breakdowns, once they happen, always happen very fast." -- Lars Hedegaard. â–  In the last two weeks, more than 1,000 "unaccompanied refugee children" have arrived from Germany via ferry; more than half of them have now...
  • Far right making hay from Europe's migrant crisis (must read comments!)

    09/28/2015 4:40:22 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 31 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | September 26, 2015 | Charlotte Plantive
    Paris (AFP) - The far right in Europe is making capital from the hundreds of thousands of migrants pushing into the continent and hopes to turn fears it has helped to fuel of an "invasion" into electoral success. "Their attitude is basically that the people coming in are neither refugees nor migrants, but invaders," said Jean-Yves Camus, one of France's leading experts on the far right. The leader of France's National Front (FN), Marine Le Pen, claims that the migrants are "illegal immigrants who are over-demanding and arrogant" and that three-quarters are not refugees at all, but people who just...
  • Trump Tweets Outrage over ‘Balls’ Comment: Fox ‘Owes Me an Apology’

    09/24/2015 4:43:25 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 162 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 23, 2015 | Matt Wilstein
    The media world was waiting for it and Donald Trump delivered Wednesday night, performing his now nightly Twitter assault on Fox News after announcing his boycott of the network earlier in the day. This time, the GOP frontrunner’s outrage came after the National Review’s Rich Lowry suggested that Carly Fiorina “cut [Trump’s] balls off with the precision of a surgeon” at the CNN Republican debate, much to host Megyn Kelly’s shock. “You can’t say that,” Kelly said. For once, she and Trump agreed.
  • Pittsburgh Postmaster Accused Of Opening Mail, Threatening Employees

    09/21/2015 5:43:14 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 13 replies
    CBS Local ^ | September 15, 2015 | Andy Sheehan
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The postmaster in Pittsburgh has been arrested on charges of opening mail packages allegedly looking for drugs and threatening employees if they told authorities about it. Officials say Dan Davis is accused of illegally opening express mail packages. According to the criminal complaint, Davis would run Google searches on the addresses on packages. If an address came back invalid, he would open the package. The criminal complaint reports that he claimed he was searching for drugs and money.
  • Trump Uses Outdated 'Enough Bushes' Clip to Attack Jeb Bush

    08/24/2015 3:10:07 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 31 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 24, 2015 | Andrew Husband
    Donald Trump‘s campaign made use of a famous clip of Barbara Bush saying she didn’t want to see Jeb Bush to run for president since there had been “enough Bushes” in the White House. The attack ad popped up on Instagram Monday afternoon: (Video at link) Trump’s pull quote of choice comes from a famous interview on The Today Show back in 2013, during which Barbara was asked whether or not she thought Jeb should run for office. At the time, she said, “He’s by far the best qualified man, but no… There are a lot of great families, and...
  • Seven Shot in Drive-By Near Boys and Girls Club in Rochester, New York

    08/20/2015 5:31:42 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 33 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 20, 2015 | F. Brinley Bruton and Shamar Walters
    Three people were killed and four injured in a drive-by shooting outside a Boys and Girls Club in western New York on Wednesday. Shots were fired into a crowd that had gathered after a basketball game in Rochester a few minutes before 11:30 p.m. ET, police said. "Seven victims were shot and we've now confirmed that three were deceased," Rochester police chief Michael Ciminelli told reporters at the scene. Police said they were waiting to release the names of those killed until their families had been notified. None of those hurt — all men between 20 and 29 years old...
  • Brawling ends Carrick's St. Basil Catholic Parish summer festival permanently (Teen mobs)

    07/24/2015 5:59:44 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 60 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | July 24, 2015 | Andrew Goldstein
    In a 1˝ hour span Wednesday night, Carrick lost a community tradition some six decades old. The St. Basil Catholic Parish summer festival — the parish’s biggest annual fundraiser — will cease to exist after brawling teenagers prompting its early closure out of fear for public safety, according to the parish’s pastor, the Rev. Stephen Kresak. --snip-- Father Kresak said the festival has been plagued by brawls before. He said a small group of teens who came from outside the Carrick community cause problems, and he believes the festival gave teenagers a place to congregate without being noticed as out...
  • President Obama coming to Pittsburgh, will address VFW convention next week

    07/17/2015 10:49:05 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 29 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | July 17, 2015 | Tracie Mauriello
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is headed to Pittsburgh on Tuesday to speak to thousands of veterans in town for the Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown. It will be Mr. Obama’s fifth speech to the national convention since 2007, and his third as president. “What we hope to hear is how he will continue to take the fight to our enemies, while keeping America safe through strong national defense and homeland security programs,” said VFW National Commander John W. Stroud, a retired Air Force First sergeant from Nevada. “We also want...
  • 20-year-old suspect killed during Route 51 shootout with Pittsburgh police

    06/23/2015 7:39:50 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 39 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | June 23, 2015 | Liz Navratil
    Tyrone Harris’ life ended Monday morning on a crowded Bon Air road, moments after he aimed a rifle out the window of a stolen car and fired at officers, police and witnesses said. Five officers returned fire, striking Harris and killing him. It marked the end of a chaotic 30-minute period in which officers said Harris, 20, began opening fire about two blocks away from his previous home in Knoxville, stole a car from a man on Rochelle Street, and fired at a sheriff’s sergeant, prompting a chase through busy city streets. Anthony Miess, 33, of McKees Rocks watched from...
  • Pittsburgh Pride protesters will not be restricted to designated locations

    06/13/2015 4:17:29 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 22 replies
    WPXI ^ | June 13, 2015
    PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Pride in the Street is expected to draw protesters to downtown Pittsburgh Saturday, prompting police to make “sight and sound locations” available to demonstrators. “The purpose for these locations is to provide a safe venue for the expression of dissenting perspectives while securing reasonable separation between groups to prevent violence from occurring. It is the role of police to maintain reasonable separation to ensure the safety of all,” police Chief Cameron McLay said in a statement. --snip-- Protesters within the LGBT community are upset over the Delta Foundation’s leadership because they believe people of color and other...
  • Couple shares powerful side-by-side pregnancy photos

    04/22/2015 4:44:34 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 37 replies
    WPXI ^ | April 22, 2015
    It's a striking image that forces you to do a double take. Yes, they're both pregnant, but about a year apart. Vanessa Iris Roy is pregnant in the first photo, and her wife, Melissa, is pregnant in the second and joined by their son Jax. The photo, captioned "trading places" was posted by the couple two months ago, but didn't hit viral status until several LGBT-focused sites picked up the portrait. The couple says they've been blown away by the outpouring of attention and support.
  • Woman attacked after 'shushing' teens at movie theater

    04/08/2015 5:52:28 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 41 replies
    WPXI ^ | April 8, 2015
    STROUDSBURG, Pa. — A Pennsylvania woman said she was attacked, after urging a group of teens to be quiet during a movie. Cindy Santamaria-Williams, of Stroudsburg, said the three girls were loud and cursing, so she “shushed” them. After the movie, the girls were waiting for her outside with five other teens. Santamaria-Williams suffered a broken eye socket and bruises during the attack. "They immediately jumped on me and knocked me to the ground, punched me in the face," she said. She said she hopes someone will come forward to help police catch the young suspects. “They were in my...
  • Obama concerned by ‘less-than-loving’ Christians

    04/07/2015 7:57:50 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 7, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama appeared set to go after his political opponents on Tuesday during an Easter Prayer Breakfast, but he stopped himself before veering further off script. “On Easter, I do reflect on the fact that, as a Christian, I am supposed to love,” the president said during the breakfast at the White House. “And I have to say that, sometimes when I listen to other less-than-loving expressions by Christians, I get concerned.” Obama paused, then remarked “that’s a topic for another day,” sparking laughter from the audience gathered in the East Room.
  • Teacher accused of selling heroin is superintendent’s daughter

    03/27/2015 1:19:05 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 11 replies
    WPXI ^ | March 27, 2015
    PITTSBURGH — A Norwin High School health and physical education teacher was arrested on charges of dealing heroin, officials said. Agents charged the defendant, 37-year-old Lisa Rodnicki, with one count each of delivery of heroin, possession with intent to deliver heroin and possession of heroin, Attorney General Kathleen Kane said. According to the criminal complaint, agents made a controlled purchase from Rodnicki utilizing a confidential informant, who paid Rodnicki $300 for 45 bags of heroin. According to Channel 11’s news exchange partners at TribLIVE, Rodnicki is the daughter of the district’s superintendent.
  • Pa. governor says death penalty flawed, imposes moratorium

    02/13/2015 10:12:14 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 15 replies
    WPXI ^ | February 13, 2015
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Newly elected Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is imposing a moratorium on the death penalty. He calls the state's current system of capital punishment "error-prone, expensive and anything but infallible." The Democrat had announced during his fall campaign he intended to issue such an order. Wolf said Friday the moratorium will remain in effect at least until he receives a report from a legislative commission that's been studying the topic for about four years.
  • 3 Muslim students shot to death in apartment near UNC Chapel Hill

    02/11/2015 4:22:24 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 102 replies
    CNN ^ | February 11, 2015 | Saeed Ahmed
    (CNN)—A 46-year-old man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of three Muslim students in an apartment near the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus. Police haven't said what may have compelled the accused, Craig Stephen Hicks, to allegedly carry out the attack Tuesday evening. He turned himself into police later in the night. But given the victims' religion and comments the alleged shooter apparently left on a Facebook page, many social media users wondered what role, if any, the victims' faith played. The victims were Muslims: Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23; Yusor Mohammad, 21; and Razan...
  • US attorney general [Holder] to attend terror talks in Paris Sunday

    01/08/2015 1:24:20 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 37 replies
    Washington (AFP) - US Attorney General Eric Holder will attend international terror talks convened by France in Paris on Sunday after a deadly attack on a satirical newspaper, a Justice Department official said Thursday. "The meetings will include discussions on addressing terrorist threats, foreign fighters and countering violent extremism," the official told AFP. The ministerial-level meeting was convened by French Justice Minister Bernard Cazeneuve.
  • Target’s ‘Annie’ ads stir up controversy

    12/31/2014 5:41:05 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 89 replies
    Target is fighting back after being criticized for “Annie”-themed clothing ads showing a white model as Annie, as opposed to an African-American model, or Quvenzhané Wallis, the actress who plays the character in the holiday remake. LaSean Rinique told Yahoo she launched a Change.org petition after her daughter, an “Annie” fan, noticed that a girl in the ads sporting Annie’s signature red dress and locket was white, unlike Wallis, who appears alongside Jamie Foxx in the movie remake.