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  • New York Attorney General sues Donald Trump for $40M, claiming 'Trump University' fraud

    08/25/2013 2:43:02 AM PDT · by Ron C. · 58 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 8/25/2013 | AP
    New York's attorney general sued Donald Trump for $40 million Saturday, saying the real estate mogul helped run a phony "Trump University" that promised to make students rich but instead steered them into expensive and mostly useless seminars, and even failed to deliver promised apprenticeships. Trump shot back that the Democrat's lawsuit is false and politically motivated. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says many of the 5,000 students who paid up to $35,000 thought they would at least meet Trump but instead all they got was their picture taken in front of a life-size picture of "The Apprentice" TV star. "Trump...
  • Teens Charged in Alleged Thrill Kill

    08/20/2013 6:44:48 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 41 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 8/20/2013 | FoxNews
    Prosecutors on Tuesday charged two teenagers accused of gunning down an Australian student in Oklahoma for the “fun of it” with first-degree murder, and a third teen with being an accessory. Officials say 22-year-old Christopher Lane, who was visiting the U.S. on a baseball scholarship at East Central University, was jogging along a road in Duncan, Okla., after visiting his girlfriend on Friday when he was shot in the back, allegedly by the teens. Terri Moore from the Stephens County Courthouse says 16-year-old Chancey Allen Luna and 15-year-old James Francis Edwards Jr. were charged as adults with first-degree murder. Both...
  • Widow of fallen Arizona Hotshot firefighter seeks death benefits

    08/07/2013 10:17:30 AM PDT · by Ron C. · 20 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 8/7/13 | FoxNews
    The young widow of a firefighter who died with 18 others while battling an Arizona wildfire in June has reportedly been denied the lifetime benefits she sought to raise the couple’s four children. Juliann Ashcraft, 28, said she will receive workers’ compensations and a one-time federal payment of $328,000 in the death of her 29-year-old husband Andrew, who was among the Granite Mountain Hotshots who were killed on June 30 while fighting a wildfire near Yarnell, CBS reports. “I want to be able to just be mourning my husband, be supporting my children, be figuring out what our new normal...
  • Japan unveils new carrier-like warship, largest in navy since WWII

    08/06/2013 9:52:49 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 48 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 8/6/2013 | AP
    Japan on Tuesday unveiled its biggest warship since World War II, a huge flat-top destroyer that has raised eyebrows in China and elsewhere because it bears a strong resemblance to a conventional aircraft carrier. The ship, which has a flight deck that is nearly 820 feet long, is designed to carry up to 14 helicopters. Japanese officials say it will be used in national defense -- particularly in anti-submarine warfare and border-area surveillance missions -- and to bolster the nation's ability to transport personnel and supplies in response to large-scale natural disasters, like the devastating earthquake and tsunami in 2011....
  • Trial begins for George Zimmerman, accused of murdering Florida teen Trayvon Martin

    06/09/2013 2:34:44 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 09, 2013 | Fox News
    The trial of George Zimmerman, the Florida neighborhood watch captain accused of murdering teen Trayvon Martin while on patrol, begins Monday with jury selection. The February 12, 2012, incident in central Florida sparked a fierce national debate about such issues as gun control, equal justice and race after Zimmerman, who is Hispanic, fatally shot Martin, a black teenager. There is no disputing that Zimmerman fired his 9-mm. handgun after calling police, exiting his pickup truck to follow Martin, then getting into a fight with the 17-year-old on a rainy night inside the gated Retreat at Twin Lakes community. The 29-year-old...
  • Gunman opens fire near California college injuring four; two found dead in nearby burned home

    06/07/2013 3:06:16 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 39 replies ^ | 6/7/13 |
    A gunman opened fire on a street corner near the campus of Santa Monica College, wounding at least four people, authorities said. Two people were later found dead in a burned home near the campus. It was not immediately clear if the two events were related. Police and witnesses said the gunfire began adjacent to the campus and about 3 miles from where President Barack Obama was attending a fundraising luncheon, just before noon. Police said a shooter was in custody and the campus was being searched for a possible second shooter. Jeff Furrows of the Santa Monica Fire Department...
  • New York Times editorial board says administration has 'lost all credibility'

    06/07/2013 3:21:05 AM PDT · by Ron C. · 29 replies ^ | June 06, 2013 |
    The New York Times editorial board, which twice endorsed President Obama and has championed many planks of his agenda, on Thursday turned on the president over the government's mass collection of phone data -- saying the administration has "lost all credibility." The grey lady's editorial section lately has shown frustration with the administration's civil liberties record. It has criticized the escalation of the lethal drone program, and it lashed out after the Justice Department acknowledged seizing reporters' phone records last month. The report that the National Security Agency has been collecting phone records from millions of Verizon subscribers appeared to...
  • At least nine dead after deadly tornadoes hit Oklahoma City region

    06/01/2013 2:54:48 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 1, 2013 | Foxnews
    At least nine people have died after a series of tornadoes slammed through the Oklahoma City area Friday, with at least 100 people injured, while heavy flooding hampers recovery efforts. The state medical examiner's office confirmed Saturday morning that the death toll had risen to at least nine, including at least two children. Meanwhile the Oklahoma State Department of Health reported that Oklahoma City-area hospitals treated 104 people. More than half of those were people who had been cut or pierced. Law enforcement officers and Red Cross damage assessment workers are heading out to view damage in the city and...
  • Unapproved genetically modified wheat from Monsanto found in Oregon field

    05/30/2013 8:00:45 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 404 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 30, 2013 | Steven Mufson
    Japan, the largest market for U.S. wheat exports, suspended imports from the United States and canceled a major purchase of white wheat on Thursday after the recent discovery of unapproved genetically modified wheat in an 80-acre field in Oregon. How the altered crop made its way to the Oregon field remains a mystery. The strain was developed by Monsanto to make wheat resistant to the company’s own industry-leading weed killer. Monsanto tested the type of altered seed in more than a dozen states, including Oregon, between 1994 and 2005, but it was never approved for commercial use. Yet the Agriculture...
  • The Miracle of Dunkirk: 70 years on

    05/27/2013 12:37:33 AM PDT · by Ron C. · 25 replies
    Christians Together ^ | unknown | David E. Gardner
    In the early days of May 1940 German panzer forces overran Belgium and France, trapping the bulk of the British army against the sea – effectively creating what could have become the greatest military disaster in British history. But God heard the prayers of the people of England, and soon many of those same people participated in what has become known as 'The Miracle at Dunkirk.' There are many places to read about this historical event – but too often most accounts leave out the strong evidence that the ‘Hand of God’ played a large part of the story. That...
  • Obama is failing as CEO of America, Inc.

    05/18/2013 2:00:12 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 17, 2013 | Peter Morici
    <p>CEOs of large organizations all face the same problem – driving their agendas in organizations too diverse and geographically dispersed to manage directly.</p> <p>They hire competent managers for their units, set goals and establish clear metrics for evaluating performance. As in politics, competition in business is tough, and CEOs must set ethical boundaries for their managers’ conduct.</p>
  • Obama's Benghazi woes won't end unless he comes clean

    05/15/2013 4:06:24 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | ay 14, 2013 | Karl Rove
    <p>President Obama may think the dispute over his handling of Benghazi is a “sideshow,” but his remarks Monday at the joint press briefing with British Prime Minister Cameron are evidence that his administration misled the American people and is trying to do so even today.</p>
  • Companies line up to drill after survey shows Dakota oil, gas fields far bigger than believed

    05/01/2013 4:43:18 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/1/13 | Barnini Chakraborty
    <p>Energy companies are lining up for their shot to drill in the Dakotas and Montana after a new government report revealed that a massive geological formation stretching across the states contains twice the oil and three times the amount of natural gas than was originally believed.</p>
  • Gold-sucking technique dredges up California controversy

    04/14/2013 7:53:19 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 14, 2013 | Michelle Macaluso
    A legal battle is brewing over whether California gold miners should be allowed to vacuum up the bottoms of rivers. The controversy is about a process called suction dredge mining, a practice popularized on the Discovery Channel show "Bering Sea Gold" but banned for the last four years in California, as state courts continue to weigh new environmental regulations. "Suction dredging is the best way to extract gold from the environment," said Craig Lindsay, a former dredger and president of the Western Mining Alliance, an advocacy group working to protect mining rights in Western States. Suction dredge mining is a...
  • What the US should do if North Korea launches 2 Musudan missiles

    04/11/2013 8:13:53 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 69 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 11, 2013 | Van Hipp
    After successful recent ballistic and nuclear bomb tests, North Korea has threatened the United States with nuclear strikes. This week, the Pyongyang regime stated that the Korean Peninsula is headed for thermo-nuclear war, told foreign diplomats to leave North Korea and advised foreigners to leave South Korea. Today, it has two medium range Musudan-1 missiles prepared for immediate launch from its east coast. It’s decision time on North Korea. What should the U.S. do if, as expected, North Korea goes ahead and launches the two Musudan-1 missiles?
  • Pope Francis seeks decisive action in church sex abuse cases

    04/05/2013 12:37:26 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 05, 2013 | AP
    VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis indicated Friday that he will seek to have the church act `'with determination" against clergy sex abuse cases. The pope pushed for decisive action during a meeting with the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith, Bishop Gerhard Ludwig Mueller, the Vatican said in a statement. Read more
  • Navy moves ship off coast of Korean Peninsula, White House looks to 'reassure' allies

    04/01/2013 2:10:57 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 01, 2013 | Fox News
    The U.S. military has moved a Navy ship capable of intercepting missiles to waters off the coast of the Korean Peninsula, as threats from North Korea's Kim Jong Un escalate and the White House signals it wants to head off any potential conflict by flexing America's military might. A U.S. defense official confirmed to Fox News that the Navy had moved the U.S. destroyer to a location near South Korea. The ship, the USS Fitzgerald, is equipped with the Aegis defense system and is capable of shooting down missiles. The defense official said the decision is not part of the...
  • Millions spent on AWOL, ‘standby’ workers while others brace for furlough

    03/27/2013 2:56:58 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 20 replies ^ | March 27, 2013 |
    <p>While the federal government prepares to furlough workers in critical agencies starting next month, it's spending millions of dollars on employees who are "absent without leave" or simply showing up to work on "standby."</p> <p>In other words, complains one senator, workers "being paid to do nothing."</p>
  • Hiker and dog save man trapped for days in hole on California mountain

    03/26/2013 2:29:10 AM PDT · by Ron C. · 55 replies
    FoxNews ^ | March 26, 2013 |
    A California man and his dog are being credited with saving a man who was trapped for days in a hole on a mountain. Ramon Llamas says he and his dog, a mixed breed named Mole, were hiking as they often do on a trail in Riverside, Calif. when Mole suddenly stopped. "He kept on tugging at my pant and whining, pulling me," Llamas told Mole led Llamas to a hole about the size of a plate, and Llamas says when he looked in he saw eyes staring back. Llamas says he originally thought there was an animal trapped...
  • Thousands fill St. Peter's Square for Pope Francis installation

    03/19/2013 1:00:18 AM PDT · by Ron C. · 84 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3-19-13 | AP
    (Fox News excerpt of AP) VATICAN CITY – Thousands of people are pouring into St. Peter's Square to witness the official start of the papacy of the first pope from the New World. (snip) The installation Mass is simpler than the 2005 ceremony for Pope Benedict XVI in keeping with Francis' style, but still grand enough to draw 132 official delegations and religious leaders from around the world, including the spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians who is attending for the first time since the two branches of Christianity split 1,000 years ago. (Bold print above not in the...
  • ICE chief acknowledges more than 2,000 illegal immigrants released, including drunken drivers

    03/14/2013 2:01:36 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/14/13 | FoxNews
    The top U.S. immigration enforcement official acknowledged Thursday that the Obama administration has in fact released thousands of illegal immigrants from local jails over the last month despite prior claims that the release was only in the hundreds. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton, at a House appropriations subcommittee hearing, said the agency released a total of 2,228 illegal immigrants from local jails "throughout the country" between Feb. 9 and March 1 for "solely budgetary reasons." For the first time, he explained the kinds of detainees that were sprung from local jails -- he said they included detainees held...
  • Boy Scouts of America considering dropping its ban on gay members

    01/28/2013 12:21:34 PM PST · by Ron C. · 238 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/28/2013 | Greg Norman
    <p>The Boy Scouts of America is considering dropping a longtime ban on gay members, according to a spokesman.</p> <p>“The BSA is discussing potentially removing the national membership restriction regarding sexual orientation,'' spokesman Deron Smith said in a statement obtained by "This would mean there would no longer be any national policy regarding sexual orientation, but that the chartered organizations that oversee and deliver Scouting would accept membership and select leaders consistent with their organization’s mission, principles or religious beliefs."</p>
  • Bad battery design responsible for Boeing Dreamliner grounding, expert says

    01/18/2013 12:56:33 PM PST · by Ron C. · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/18/13 | Jeremy A. Kaplan
    A charred lithium ion battery at the center of the worldwide grounding of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner showed evidence of “thermal runaway” -- which is indicative of a design problem, experts tell The All Nippon Airways plane made an emergency landing Wednesday morning in western Japan after its pilots smelled something burning and received a cockpit warning of battery problems. Nearly all 50 of the 787s in use around the world have since been grounded. The battery’s burned insides indicate it operated at a voltage above its design limit, a Japanese investigator said Friday. That’s a clear sign of...
  • Despite deal, taxes on most Americans will go up

    01/02/2013 12:21:51 PM PST · by Ron C. · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 02, 2013 | FoxNews
    Taxes for most Americans will still go up this year despite declarations from President Obama and others touting Tuesday night's fiscal crisis deal as a victory for middle-class workers. At the same time, tax relief that was included in the package comes at a cost -- contributing, along with new spending, nearly $4 trillion to the deficit over the next 10 years, adding to the nation's more than $16 trillion debt. But there will be federal tax hikes in 2013. That's because the legislation pushed through the Senate and House on Jan. 1 does nothing to prevent a temporary cut...
  • Tax Deal Finalized

    12/31/2012 12:36:48 PM PST · by Ron C. · 79 replies
    NRO ^ | December 31, 2012 | Robert Costa
    Senior Senate Republican aides tell NRO that the tax side of the fiscal-cliff deal has been finalized. Here’s a sketch of the framework: — Current tax rates would be permanently extended for singles making $400,000 or below, and permanently extended for couples making $450,000 or below — For singles, capital gains and dividends of $400,000 or below would be permanently taxed at 15 percent; capital gains and dividends above $400,000 would be permanently taxed at 20 percent
  • The current economic recovery is a fraud

    12/29/2012 5:57:26 PM PST · by Ron C. · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 29, 2012 | Lanny Ebenstein
    For those who would see recovery in current economic data, there are these facts to ponder. The first is that most of the decline in the unemployment rate has been a result not of more people working, but of more people leaving the labor force. In November, unemployment went down to 7.7 from 7.9 percent in October, the lowest unemployment rate since late 2008. But at the same time unemployment declined, so did labor force participation--which fell to 63.6 in November from 63.8 percent in October. Half a million Americans have left the labor market in recent months. Long term...
  • Arizona Attorney General proposes arming school employees

    12/27/2012 12:32:13 PM PST · by Ron C. · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 27, 2012 | FoxNews
    Arizona's Attorney General has proposed a program to train one person at each school in the state to use a firearm in an effort to minimize the risk of a repetition of the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. Tom Horne introduced a proposal Wednesday that would allow a school principal or designated staff member to have access to a secured firearm on school grounds and receive training in the use of firearms and emergency management. The attorney general said in a press release that at least three Arizona sheriffs have endorsed the proposal and other sheriffs are considering participating in the...
  • Liberty - and How Guns Once Saved Lives at Schools - and Ought to Again

    12/17/2012 5:53:01 PM PST · by Ron C. · 21 replies
    12/17/12 | Ron C
    Had teachers and administrators at Newtown, Connecticut schools been known to be armed and experienced marksmen, and women – very few would dare threaten gun violence at that city’s schools, or any other school in any community where school policy demanded the presence of armed adults. None dared when I first went to school in the little town of Hot Springs New Mexico in the late 1940’s – because the fact that teachers were armed was highly publicized in local newspapers. Back then there were only two schools, a grade school and high school. I attended both, and both had...
  • Big Labor targets only non-union resort/casino in Las Vegas

    12/12/2012 1:28:50 AM PST · by Ron C. · 22 replies ^ | December 11, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    These are pictures of the amazing Salute Our Troops event from the Venetian/Palazzo last weekend. I’ll tell you more about it in a moment. But first, a little about the place. The workforce at Sheldon Adelson’s Venetian/Palazzo resort and casino in Las Vegas is non-union. It’s the only right-to-work sanctuary amidst the Big Labor-locked hotel complexes on the Vegas strip. As such, the Venetian/Palazzo has been a perennial target for disruptive union goons who can’t stand to see a successfully run mega-business with happy employees — not one of whom is forced to work there or forced to fork over...
  • Lawmakers question gift of 20 F-16s to Morsi's Egypt

    12/11/2012 2:30:16 PM PST · by Ron C. · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 11, 2012 | Maxim Lott
    Key lawmakers expressing concerns about the Obama administration's plan to send 20 F-16 fighter jets to Egypt, where new President Mohamed Morsi's allegiances are as uncertain as his grip on power. Under a foreign aid deal signed in 2010, when Morsi's U.S.-friendly predecessor Hosni Mubarak was in charge, the U.S. is giving the planes to Egypt's air force, which already has more than 200 of the aircraft. The first four jets are to be delivered beginning Jan. 22, a source at the naval air base in Fort Worth, where the planes have been undergoing testing, told But the $213...
  • Pentagon now preparing for massive cuts as fiscal negotiations appear stalled

    12/05/2012 1:18:22 PM PST · by Ron C. · 36 replies ^ | December 05, 2012 | FoxNews
    The Pentagon said Wednesday it is now preparing for billions of dollars in budget cuts should President Obama and congressional Republicans fail to reach an alternative plan by Jan. 1. The move breaks from earlier statements that no plans were being made – a signal that difficulties reaching a deal are beyond the public stalemate or so-called “political theater” and that Washington officials are bracing for the worst. Pentagon spokesman George Little said the Office of Management and Budget instructed the department to begin preparing for the roughly $500 billion cuts over the next 10 years – a situation resulting...
  • We’re trying to stop the UN from regulating the Internet, Ambassador Kramer says

    12/03/2012 7:41:24 PM PST · by Ron C. · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 03, 2012 | Maxim Lott
    A U.N. conference that kicked off today in Dubai has sparked fear of Internet censorship in the U.S. -- something U.S. Ambassador Terry Kramer said he is doing everything in his power to prevent. “Nothing regarding the Internet do we want subject to U.N. review and regulation,” Kramer told Monday marked the first day of an 11-day conference. Kramer, who leads the U.S. delegation at the conference, said that the first day had “gone well” and so far delegates are “still in the early stage, talking about what should be reviewed when.” No specific regulations have been debated yet....
  • Web access battles brew before UN conference

    12/02/2012 4:58:02 PM PST · by Ron C. · 13 replies
    Google ^ | 11/27/12 | AP
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An upcoming U.N. gathering about Internet oversight is raising alarms from a broad coalition of critics, including the U.S., tech giants such as Google and rights groups, concerned that changes could lead to greater efforts to censor Web content and stifle innovation in cyberspace. Among the issues on the agenda at next month's meeting in Dubai are ideas to battle Internet spam and fraud. But also tucked into more than 1,300 proposals are potential hot-button items that opponents believe could be used by in places such as Iran and China to justify their crackdowns...
  • Rep. West vows to keep fighting for partial recount after judge denies request

    11/16/2012 2:50:48 PM PST · by Ron C. · 16 replies ^ | November 16, 2012 |
    Republican Rep. Allen West vowed Friday to keep fighting for a partial recount in his re-election race, after a Florida judge denied his request to revisit the count that showed Democrat Patrick Murphy winning. Attorneys for the Tea Party-backed Florida congressman, who was elected in the 2010 Republican wave, argued that all 37,000 ballots cast during early voting in St. Lucie County should be recounted. But after a judge turned him down, West blasted Murphy's "army of lawyers" and made clear he was not conceding the race. "While we respect the court's decision, we remain concerned the voters in St....
  • Ex-Carmel teacher claims discrimination over breast feeding in lawsuit

    11/15/2012 6:38:25 PM PST · by Ron C. · 13 replies ^ | 11/13/2012 | CLAUDIA MELÉNDEZ SALINAS
    A former teacher at the Carmelo School has filed a lawsuit against the school and the Carmel Unified School District for discrimination and wrongful termination for the school's failure to accommodate her needs as a new mother. In the lawsuit filed Oct. 30, Sarah Ann Lewis Boyle of Pacific Grove said her troubles with the Child Development Center began in September 2011. Boyle was due to come back to work on Oct. 3, 2011, and she told manager Laura Dunn she would need about 15 minutes between 9 and 11 a.m. every day to pump her breasts. Dunn reportedly told...
  • Election 2012: Obama gets his "revenge," but conservatives must stand tall

    11/07/2012 11:53:44 PM PST · by Ron C. · 29 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | November 7, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Ohio has been called for Barack Obama. Iowa went for Obama. Colorado went for Obama. Florida and Virginia have not been called yet, but those don’t look good, either. The Romney camp is disputing the Ohio call. Karl Rove on Fox News says it’s not over. But the numbers don’t add up for Romney. He was close. Valiantly close. But not close enough. (Update 12:57am – Romney called Obama to concede and delivered a gracious concession speech.) The Romney/Ryan team fought well and hard, inspiring Republicans and conservatives across the country to get out the vote and fight for restoration...
  • Union Red Tape in N.J. Causes Alabama Recovery Crew to Head Home

    11/02/2012 7:02:20 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/2/12 | Matt Egan
    Despite devastation and millions of power outages in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, a utility crew from Alabama said it has been unable to help a ravaged New Jersey shore town due to a union dispute. Officials from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers presented Alabama-based Decatur Utilities with documents that “required our folks to affiliate with the union,” Ray Hardin, general manager of Decatur, told FOX Business on Friday. “That was something that we could not agree to. It was our understanding and still is that it was a requirement for us to work in that area.” Hardin said...
  • FEMA comes to the rescue in wake of Sandy -- but will it need saving?

    11/01/2012 6:47:51 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 17 replies ^ |
    The Obama administration is committing federal resources to Hurricane Sandy clean-up at a rate that is either impressive or alarming, depending on which disaster matters more -- the storm, or the budget deficit. For the time being, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is in better shape than in past storms. Administrator Craig Fugate said this week the agency has $3.6 billion to pay for the federal response. But Fugate said Thursday he's not giving any predictions for what the total bill will be, and the heavy demand could certainly require Congress to consider additional funding during the lame-duck session. With...
  • Sandy takes out HuffPo, Gawker, Gizmodo

    10/30/2012 12:50:16 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 36 replies ^ | 10/30/12 |
    Superstorm Sandy has even flooded the Internet. Popular New York based media blogs The Huffington Post, Gawker, Gizmodo, Mediate and more were inaccessible Tuesday after flooding from superstorm Sandy knocked out web host Datagram's servers Monday night -- along with power to millions of New York, New Jersey and Connectivity residents. "We are continuing to battle flooding and fiber outages in downtown New York and Connecticut. ... generators are unable pump fuel due to the flooding in the basements," Datagram wrote on its website early Tuesday morning.
  • Sandy loses 'hurricane' title, keeps powerful punch

    10/29/2012 7:37:24 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 69 replies ^ | 10/29/12 |
    Sandy's no longer a hurricane, but it still packs a wallop. The massive storm was downgraded just after it barged ashore in southern New Jersey, bringing 90-mph winds and a roiling wall of seawater as it moved inland and north toward New York City. It sent 90-mph gusts through the Wall Street canyons and water surging to a record 13 feet in Lower Manhattan, surging into two major commuter tunnels and into subway stations and tracks. It was unclear how much water had come in. The MTA also cut power to some subway tunnels in lower Manhattan, after water came...
  • Bald Faced Lies vs Hard Facts and FReeREPUBLIC

    10/24/2012 3:07:57 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 30 replies
    10/24/12 | Ron C
    <p>Without any doubt in the minds of most of the folks that visit and support this website, Barack Hussein Obama II is without any question the worst President to ever hold office in this nation. He must be decisively thrown out of office by the American people – and FReepers are working hard to make that happen. Of course the lousy dirty leftist media is doing everything they can to save his sorry butt – but they won’t.</p>
  • Romney opens up 7-point lead over Obama, as electoral map begins to shift

    10/18/2012 2:40:47 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 132 replies ^ |
    Mitt Romney's national lead over President Obama grew even more Thursday, with the latest Gallup survey showing the Republican nominee up 7 points -- as polling in the battlegrounds indicates the electoral map may be shifting in Romney's favor. In a significant development, the RealClearPolitics electoral map, which offers predictions of which states favor which candidates, for the first time is showing Romney ahead in terms of electoral votes he is likely to win on Nov. 6. Obama had a big advantage over Romney for months in those projections. But in the past few weeks, states thought to favor Obama...
  • An Incriminating Timeline: Obama Administration and Libya

    10/10/2012 5:27:05 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 27 replies
    Heritage ^ | October 8, 2012 | Helle Dale
    The latest incriminating information on the U.S. consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya indicates that the State Department turned down a request for additional security from concerned U.S. embassy staff.New evidence shows there were security threats in Libya in the months prior to the deadly September 11 attack that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. Despite these threats, the State Department left its personnel there to fend for themselves.And when the terrorist attack did take place, the Obama Administration peddled the ridiculous story that an offensive, amateurish, anti-Islam YouTube video was to blame in order to avoid characterizing...
  • Mitt Romney likely victory indicated by QStarNews swing state poll

    10/05/2012 3:01:01 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 48 replies ^ | October 4, 2012 | Dean Chambers
    The QStarNews poll of swing states released today shows President Obama leading 49.61 percent to 47.99 percent in the popular vote collectively in the 11 key swing states surveyed while Mitt Romney leads in seven of the 11 swing states. The QStarNews poll surveyed likely voters from Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. The poll included 2737 likely voters from those 11 states and had a margin of error of 1.87 percent. The president has a slightly higher disapproval rating than his approval rating among the likely voters in the 11 states...
  • Liberal Panic Over Obama Performance

    10/04/2012 12:28:04 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 04, 2012 | Dan Gainor
    The late Warren Zevon wrote the song “Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead” in 1991. After Wednesday’s presidential debate, it could be the new theme for the Obama campaign and even the liberals of MSNBC seemed to know it. Though some major media outlets attempted to limit the collateral damage. When the Rocky Mountain debate came to an end, a black cloud descended on the liberal off-shoot of NBC. “A CNN/ORC poll of registered voters who watched the debate in Denver showed 67 percent believe Romney won the debate, while just 25 percent said Obama won,” the Hill...
  • How Mitt Romney is actually defeating Barack Obama in the presidential race

    09/24/2012 6:57:21 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 115 replies ^ | 9/24/12 | Dean Chambers
    Despite all the noise created by all those media-commissioned skewed polls that appear to have President Obama leading, Mitt Romney is actually winning the presidential race as of today. The newest Rasmussen Reports Presidential Daily Tracking poll released today shows Obama 47 percent to Romney 46 percent, and shows them tied at 48 percent when leaning voters are included. The Gallup tracking poll, which is based on a sample that tends to favor Democrats by a few points, released today shows Obama leading just two percent, 48 percent to 46 percent. The QStarNews Daily Tracking Poll released today shows a...
  • Lee poll: Rehberg leads Tester in U.S. Senate race

    09/24/2012 4:01:00 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 24 replies
    Missoulian ^ | 9/23/12 | MIKE DENNISON
    HELENA – Republican challenger Denny Rehberg holds a slight edge over Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester in the state’s most expensive and hotly contested campaign this year, a poll by Lee Newspapers shows. Rehberg, the state’s sole congressman, is favored by 48 percent of those polled earlier this week, while Tester had the support of 45 percent. Only 6 percent were undecided and 1 percent said they would vote for Libertarian Dan Cox of Hamilton. “Usually, if an incumbent is trailing, that’s a problem,” said pollster Brad Coker of Mason-Dixon Polling & Research, which conducted the poll for Lee Newspapers...
  • Eastwood Talks About Chair Act

    09/07/2012 12:16:56 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 07, 2012 | Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES – Clint Eastwood said the idea to use an empty seat as a prop at the Republican National Convention was a spur-of-the-moment decision when someone backstage asked him if he wanted to sit down. In his first interview since he attended the convention to pledge his support for Mitt Romney, Eastwood told the Carmel Pine Cone, a small California weekly newspaper, that his speech was not only unscripted, it was pretty much spontaneous. "There was a stool there, and some fella kept asking me if I wanted to sit down," Eastwood told the newspaper, which published the article...
  • A gold medal for Romney in Tampa

    08/31/2012 4:02:23 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 31, 2012 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Never underestimate your opponent. The guy everyone in the media was sure was “stiff, boring, and unlikeable” just pulled off the upset of the year…of the decade…maybe of the century. Mitt Romney used his experience at staging the Olympics to upstage and out-shine Barack Obama Thursday night in Tampa. To put it bluntly, he pulled off the impossible: Mitt out Obama-ed Obama! How did Mitt do it? With stories. Mitt learned the most important lesson running the 2002 Winter Olympics in Utah. The lesson is that Olympics aren’t about sports. They are about hundreds of compelling stories -- each of...
  • Floor fight: Grass-roots activists battle attempt to rig GOP convention delegate rules Updated

    08/27/2012 2:32:18 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 114 replies ^ | August 27, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Drew McKissick is a longtime conservative activist and blogger who is in attendance at the Republican National Convention’s Rules Committee meetings. He and others on the ground are sounding the alarm over rules changes that he and many other attendees believe will hurt grass-roots movement conservatives. The battle is being cast by some observers as a narrow fight between Ron Paul advocates and the rest of the party. Drew says that’s not true. And many other state delegations who oppose top-down delegate choices are chiming in. First, here’s Drew’s call to arms (my emphasis added in bold): Fellow conservatives, Those...