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  • Rand Paul: Pro-Life Democrats Crucial to Defunding Planned Parenthood [Six Needed]

    08/01/2015 6:24:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 08/01/2015
    Sen. Rand Paul says pro-life Democrats hold the key to passing legislation in the Senate that would completely defund Planned Parenthood. “There are several Democrats who say they are pro-life,” Paul tells The Daily Signal. “It’s not a guarantee that we get all the Republicans on this,” he adds. “The vast majority of Republicans will support this but we need a few Democrats. If we can get six Democrats and all the Republicans we can actually put this on the president’s desk.” Paul, along with Sens. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa; James Lankford, R-Okla.; and others are leading the charge after undercover...
  • California college asks students to choose from SIX genders when filling out admissions forms

    08/01/2015 6:18:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08/01/2015 | By IMOGEN CALDERWOOD
    * University of California to introduce six gender options on application forms * Options are male, female, trans male, trans female, gender queer and different * School insists answers are voluntary and not included in decision-making * The college also introduced gender-neutral bathrooms across campus in 2014 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Beginning this year, students applying to University of California will pick from male, female, trans male, trans female, gender queer/gender non-conforming and different identity. School officials said that the change aims to make the application process more inclusive for people who define themselves outside the traditional gender brackets. President of the UC...
  • California Dem: Obama can just ignore Congress if they kill the Iran deal

    08/01/2015 6:13:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/01/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    At least according to one California congressman, all of this debate in Congress over the Iran nuclear deal is much ado about nothing. If Congress wants to approve it (or if they fail to override the President’s expected veto) that’s fine. But if they shoot it down there’s really no need to worry. Barack Obama can just ignore them. Kerry Picket reports at the Daily Caller. California Rep. Brad Sherman warns that even if Congress were to override Barack Obama’s veto of the Iran deal, the president could still get the deal he wants.Sherman, a Democrat who serves on...
  • Face the facts people, there is no life on Mars

    07/31/2015 11:20:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 07/24/2015 | Michael Hanlon
    Suddenly, space is getting interesting again. After decades of going boldly nowhere in low Earth orbit, Man, or rather his robotic emissaries, have made some startling discoveries in our Solar System. Cold, distant Pluto is – who would have thought it? – turning out to be one of the most interesting planets (yes, it is a planet) in the Solar System. Before the New Horizons probe turned up earlier this month, astronomers assumed it would be a dull, grey cratered rock. [SNIP] If we find life of any kind out there – whether it be Martian microbes (we have several...
  • Debt Slaves: 7 Out Of 10 Americans Believe That Debt ‘Is A Necessity In Their Lives’

    07/31/2015 11:02:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    EAD ^ | 07/31/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Could you live without debt? Most Americans say that they cannot. According to a brand new Pew survey, approximately 7 out of every 10 Americans believe that “debt is a necessity in their lives”, and approximately 8 out of every 10 Americans actually have debt right now. Most of us like to think that “someday” we will get out of the hole and quit being debt slaves, but very few of us ever actually accomplish this. That is because the entire system is designed to trap us in debt before we even get out into the “real world” and keep...
  • If The American Dream Is To Own A Home, Then It Hasn’t Been In Worse Shape Since 1967

    07/31/2015 11:00:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    EAD ^ | 07/30/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Thanks to the “Obama recovery”, the rate of homeownership in the United States has fallen to the lowest level in 48 years. The percentage of Americans that own a home is widely considered to be a key indicator of the health of the middle class, and we have just learned that during the second quarter of 2015 that number dropped from 63.7 percent to 63.4 percent. It is now the lowest that it has been since 1967. Unlike a lot of other government economic statistics, this one is fairly difficult to manipulate. Either someone owns a home or they do...
  • Windows 10 gets 14 million installation on first day [Response "overwhelmingly positive."]

    07/31/2015 10:43:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Some 14 million people installed the Windows 10 operating system in the first 24 hours following its release, Microsoft said, calling the response "overwhelmingly positive." The company said its new operating system aimed at computers, mobile devices and other gadgets got off to a strong start toward its goal of reaching one billion devices. "We're humbled and grateful to see the response to Windows 10," corporate vice president Yusuf Mehdi said in a blog post late Thursday. "We have seen unprecedented demand for Windows 10, with reviews and customer feedback overwhelmingly positive around the globe." The stakes are high for...
  • Is the Supreme Court the ‘sick man’ of the Constitution? [So Says Senator Ted Cruz]

    07/31/2015 10:36:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Constitution Daily ^ | 07/30/2015 | Louis Gentilucci
    “A remedy is needed that will restore health to the sick man in our constitutional system,” said Senator Ted Cruz, shortly after the Supreme Court’s rulings on Obamacare and marriage equality in June. “With all due deference to separation of powers, last week the Supreme Court reversed a century of law that, I believe, will open the floodgates for special interests, including foreign corporations, to spend without limit in our elections,” President Barack Obama warned after Citizens United in 2010. “Many of our politicians have surrendered to the false god of judicial supremacy, which would allow black-robed and unelected judges...
  • Flight MH370: Part number ‘confirms’ debris from Boeing 777, Malaysian official says

    07/31/2015 10:12:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    TIMES OF INDIA ^ | 07/31/2015
    KUALA LUMPUR: A part number on aircraft wreckage recovered in the Indian Ocean confirms it came from a Boeing 777, a Malaysian official said Friday, expressing confidence that the mystery of Flight MH370 was close to being solved. "From the part number, it is confirmed that it is from a Boeing 777 aircraft. This information is from MAS (Malaysia Airlines). They have informed me," deputy transport minister Abdul Aziz Kaprawi told AFP. The wing component found on the French island of La Reunion bears the part number "657 BB", according to photos of the debris. AFP was not immediately available...
  • Bill de Blasio warns New Yorkers on raising A/C too high during brutal heat wave

    07/31/2015 9:50:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 07/31/2015 | BY JENNIFER FERMINO
    It was so hot Wednesday that City Hall issued a 24-hour heat advisory warning people to stay indoors — but officials also cautioned against blasting the A/C. New Yorkers should keep their air conditioners at 78 degrees to help reduce the risk of blackouts, Mayor de Blasio said. “If the air conditioning is set at 78 degrees, people are safe and they will be able to deal with the hot temperatures,” he said. A 75-degree setting uses 18% more electricity, and a 72-degree setting uses 39% more, he said. The city’s fragile power grid was already showing signs of strain...
  • Economics 101: Wal-Mart Hikes Minimum Wages, Prepares To Fire 1000

    07/31/2015 7:42:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 07/31/2015 | Tyler Durden
    "Please remember, these people are our neighbors and friends. You have a skill that will be very much in need when this goes down. You are experts in the job market and you know what it takes to get hired. This is a time for us to step up and do what we can to help."The quote above is from an internal memo sent to employees of Northwest Arkansas recruiting firm Cameron Smith & Associates and references an expected wave of layoffs at WalMart’s home office in Bentonville. The memo was obtained by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, who spoke with Cameron...
  • Zimbabweans can't understand why everyone is so upset over 'Cecil the lion'

    07/31/2015 7:17:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/31/2015 | FARAI MUTSAKA, ASSOCIATED PRESS
    While the death of a protected lion in Zimbabwe has caused outrage in the United States — much of it centered on the Minnesota dentist who killed the animal — most in Zimbabwe expressed a degree of bafflement over the concern. The discovery that Cecil, the star of Zimbabwe national park had been lured out and killed by American bow hunter Walter James Palmer has resulted in online anger and protests at his dental clinic. Outside Zimbabwe's environmental and activist circles, however, the reaction been muted. "It's so cruel, but I don't understand the whole fuss, there are so many...
  • Canada is in recession

    07/31/2015 7:14:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/31/2015 | Sam Ro
    Canada is in recession. Canadian GDP unexpectedly fell 0.2% in May. This was worse than the 0.0% expected by economists. "The economy has contracted in 6 out of the last 7 months," BNP's Derek Lindsay noted. The resource rich economy has felt the crushing pain of falling commodity prices as global demand for raw materials has decelerated. And relief doesn't seem to be coming any time soon. "We continue to see falling commodities prices weighing heavily on the economy, with mining, utilities, and manufacturing presenting biggest drags on the goods side," Lindsay said. And this probably means more easy monetary...
  • DEM CONGRESSMAN: WITH SANCTIONS RELIEF, IRAN CAN JUST BUY A NUKE FROM NORTH KOREA

    07/31/2015 5:42:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 08/01/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    There are a whole lot of things with Obama's Iran deal and even Democrats are pointing out some of the absurdities of it. REP. BRAD SHERMAN (D-CA): I talked to [President Obama] about a host of things. One concern I have is whether Iran will simply be able to purchase a bomb from North Korea. This deal will give them $56 billion. Iran has already spent over $100 billion on the program because what it wants is indigenous weapons technology that it can develop and export without having to rely on a crazy dictator in North Korea, but if it...
  • KERRY: IRAN'S "DEATH TO AMERICA" DOESN'T MEAN THEY WANT TO KILL US

    07/31/2015 5:39:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 08/01/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Secretary of State John Kerry is still seeking a nuanced explanation for Iran's government saying, "Death to America". He called the Iranian government's cries of "Death to America" "not helpful" and suggested that the Supreme Leader might not really mean it. And now Kerry would like to emphasize that aside from the "Death to America" chants and the nuclear bombs and constant threats of war, at no time was he made aware of an Iranian plan to destroy America. When Kerry appeared before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday to defend the Iran nuclear agreement, Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas)...
  • OBAMA SPENT $7 BILLION TO BRING ELECTRICITY TO AFRICA, FAILED MISERABLY

    07/31/2015 5:37:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 08/01/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    You can take any Obama policy and boil it down to "Billions wasted" and "ultimately unsuccessful". One of his lesser known plans involved electrifying Africa. You can guess how that went. When President Barack Obama made his first presidential visit to Kenya over the weekend, he visited not just his ancestral home, but one of the target countries in his $7 billion signature foreign aid initiative, Power Africa. Launched in 2013, Power Africa aims to boost electricity access in Sub-Saharan Africa. The initiative has prioritized expanding the continent’s capacity to generate electricity, with an additional focus on small-scale renewable...
  • The 21st Century: The Golden Age of Being Offended

    07/31/2015 5:34:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/01/2015 | by Frank J. Fleming
    I am angry all the time. I am constantly upset to the point that I can’t eat and can barely sleep. Just the sight of other people laughing fills me with painful rage. Because that’s how tolerant I am. We are in a golden age of progressivism. We are hurtling to new frontiers of tolerance and understanding that not even the most fevered imagination could have conceived of a decade ago. And that’s because we’ve unlocked the core of progressivism, the sine qua non of people of all races, ethnicities, genders, sexual preferences, and categories yet to be added getting...
  • Hillary Clinton: As honest and trustworthy as Donald Trump

    07/31/2015 5:28:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/01/2015 | By Chris Cillizza
    Hillary Clinton has a problem. In a new Quinnipiac University national poll, more than one in three voters say that the most important trait they are looking for in a 2016 candidate is being "honest and trustworthy." Almost six in ten of those polled said that Hillary Clinton lacks those two traits. Uh oh. Clinton's problems with the honest/trustworthy question is not new. As I wrote back in April: There's a widespread belief in her capability to do the job she is running for. There's also widespread distrust in her personally. People admire her but don't know if she's honest....
  • Judge to IRS attorneys: I’m about to charge Koskinen personally with contempt

    07/30/2015 6:15:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/30/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen has had a bad week. Thanks to his efforts to obstruct a Congressional investigation into the targeting of conservative groups seeking tax exempt status, House Republicans have demanded his dismissal by Barack Obama, and have threatened to impeach Koskinen if Obama does nothing. On top of that, a federal judge yesterday got fed up with the IRS’ attempts to obstruct a FOIA demand that he threatened to haul Koskinen into court in order to charge him with contempt. It might be a bad week for the IRS’ attorneys, too: During the a status hearing today, Sullivan...
  • U.S.-Trained Anti-ISIS Commander Kidnapped in Syria

    07/30/2015 1:53:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/30/2015 | By ANNE BARNARD and KARAM SHOUMALI
    BAGHDAD — The commander of a group of Syrian fighters trained by the United States has been kidnapped by Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, his group said in a statement Thursday. The commander, Nadeem Hassan, and seven of his fighters were taken by the Nusra Front, a rival of the Islamic State in Syria, as they were returning from a meeting in Turkey. A contingent of 54 fighters from Mr. Hassan’s group, known as Division 30, are the only ones who have graduated from a Pentagon program to train Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State in Syria. One the...
  • A 'President Christie's' choice for Supreme Court would be Samuel Alito clone

    07/30/2015 11:56:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    NJ.COM ^ | 07/30/2015 | By Claude Brodesser-Akner
    What kind of U.S. Supreme Court would a President Christie strive to create? The most conservative one possible, based on an interview Gov. Chris Christie gave to conservative radio talk show host Michael Medved on Tuesday afternoon. Christie, a Republican candidate for the White House, ducked a caller's question about whether gay marriage was really a states rights issue, but answered immediately when asked who he'd appoint to the bench of the highest court in the land; Christie identified an associate justice widely thought to be the court's most conservative by legal scholars. "If you want to know the kind...
  • Could labor be getting ready to bail on Hillary in favor of Bernie Sanders?

    07/30/2015 10:26:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/30/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    I’m still not at the point where I’m willing to raise the possibility of Hillary losing the nomination to some number greater than 0% but there are some interesting smoke signals coming up on the horizon lately which might have me questioning the collective wisdom on the subject. Bernie Sanders is in Maryland this week attending the AFL-CIO’s executive council meeting and making his pitch for why he’s a better candidate to support big labor than Hillary. (Clinton will be there after him.) Obviously he would like to have the support of the unions because, let’s face it, no...
  • Trump CNN Interview: Deport illegals, but expedite the return of “the good ones” for legal status

    07/30/2015 10:24:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/30/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Is that a change from a hard-line immigration position, or an endorsement of it? The deport-then-immigrate position has long been the hard-line position on immigration on the Right, although it does have one twist that’s outside the orthodoxy. Donald Trump explained this to CNN’s Dana Bash in an exclusive interview last night, along with his thoughts on health care, which are decidedly less hard-line:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Trump said Wednesday in an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash that as president he would deport all undocumented immigrants and then allow the “good ones” to reenter the country through...
  • Hillary Clinton’s curious relationship with major Swiss bank draws attention

    07/30/2015 9:51:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/30/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The State Department (which Hillary Clinton used to run and where she still holds significant influence) has been very clear about one thing. There is no relationship between donations to the Clinton Foundation and actions taken by the Secretary of State during her tenure there. Period. Full stop. End of discussion. Perish the thought. You’re all just a bunch of Clinton haters who are trying to stop the ongoing charity work of these wonderful people. And yet for some strange reason we keep seeing stories like this. Hillary hadn’t even finished unpacking her things in her new office at...
  • Clinton e-mails had classified data from five intel agencies, including NSA

    07/30/2015 9:43:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/30/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Since March, Hillary Clinton has repeatedly claimed that nothing that she sent or received through her e-mail system contained information that was classified at the time. Two Inspectors General referred the matter to the Department of Justice, claiming that material transmitted in four of the 40 emails they sampled contained information that was “classified when they were sent and are classified now.” Who is correct? An exclusive report from McClatchy provides some much-needed context. The information contained in those e-mails came from five intelligence agencies, including the NSA — sources that produce some of the most sensitive and classified...
  • It Depends on What the Definition of “Classified” is [Anticipating What Hillary Will Say]

    07/30/2015 9:35:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/30/2015 | D.W. Wilbur
    As former Secretary of State and current 2016 Democrat Party frontrunner Hillary Clinton prepares her version of the successful defense her husband used during his impeachment trial, we need to anticipate what exactly Hillary will be claiming. Her husband Bill used the “it depends on what the definition of ‘is’ is” defense successfully, and now Hillary has already begun to lay the groundwork for a hybrid of her husband Bill’s “is” defense and Al Gore’s famous “no controlling legal authority” defense. With her recent comments that no information that was classified “at the time” was transmitted over her private e-mail...
  • Trump Tops GOP By Wide Margin, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; But Dems Trump Trump In General

    07/30/2015 9:09:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    With 20 percent of Republican voters, Donald Trump is the clear leader in the crowded Republican presidential primary field, but he trails any of three leading Democratic contenders by wide margins in general election matchups, according to a Quinnipiac University National poll released today. Trump's 20 percent is the largest tally for a Republican contender in any national poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University. Behind Trump are Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker with 13 percent and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush with 10 percent. No other Republican tops 6 percent and 12 percent are undecided. Trump also tops the "no...
  • Mitt Romney rips Ted Cruz on Twitter for Obama terror comments

    07/30/2015 9:05:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/30/2015 | Colin Campbell
    Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, criticized Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Thursday for his harsh rhetoric against the Iran nuclear deal. Cruz, a 2016 presidential candidate, has repeatedly warned in recent days that the agreement would mean President Barack Obama's administration is essentially sponsoring terrorism. "If this deal goes through, the Obama administration will become the leading financier of terrorism against America in the world," Cruz said in a July 15 Fox News interview, for example. He added: "I've heard this referred to before as the 'Jihadist Stimulus Bill.'" But Romney argued on Twitter that Cruz's comments undermine...
  • Luggage has washed up on island where possible debris from missing Flight MH370 was found

    07/30/2015 8:59:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/30/2015 | Pamela Engel
    In yet another sign we're getting closer to figuring out what happened to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, battered luggage has washed up on an island near where plane debris was found this week. Malaysian and Australian officials have said that it's "almost certain" the plane debris came from a Boeing 777. Flight MH370 is currently the only missing Boeing 777 in the world. It's unclear whether the suitcase that was found on Reunion Island near Madagascar in the Indian Ocean is from the missing plane, but it's a possibility considering where the suitcase washed up.
  • Socialism Works: Venezuela Out of Food, Doctors Make $15 a Month and There's No Beer

    07/30/2015 8:54:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 07/30/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Venezuela used to have oil literally coming out of the ground. Then the Socialists took over and under Hugo Chavez made it a model for the world... to run away from. Here's what's going on in Venezuela now. Universal Health Care - Venezuela's widely praised government health care system is doing great. Doctors are being paid $15 a month In some hospitals, they had less than a third of the medical supplies they require. Almost every patient told me they had to buy at least some of their drugs on the street. Oncologists said that people who were diagnosed...
  • Dead and Registered: Clarke County, MS, Sued for Having More Voters Than Live Citizens

    07/30/2015 8:52:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/30/2015 | by Noel Johnson
    Being dead may not necessarily disqualify you from voting this year in Mississippi. That’s because some voter rolls in the Magnolia State contain more people registered to vote than people who are alive.The dismal state of voter rolls in many Mississippi counties not only facilitates voter fraud, it violates federal law. Take Clarke County, for example: according the United States Census, in March 2015 Clarke County had 12,646 registered voters — despite having a voting-age population of only 12,549.That’s a registration rate of over 100 percent. That’s not only implausible, it’s impossible.On Monday, the Public Interest Legal Foundation sued [1]...
  • Wheaton College to Drop Student Health Insurance Because of 'Obamacare' Birth Control Mandate

    07/30/2015 8:06:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/30/2015 | Samuel Smith
    Due to an objection with an Affordable Care Act mandate that requires health insurance plans to offer base birth control, Wheaton College has announced that it will no longer offer health insurance to its students to avoid conflicting with the institution's Christian convictions. The decision, announced to its students on July 10, effectively strips about a quarter of the suburban Chicago non-denominational liberal arts school's undergraduate and graduate students of their health care plans, which is about 700-plus individuals. As one of the most contested aspects of Obamacare has been the requirement for health insurance plans to provide birth control...
  • Hillary Clinton Calls Videos of Planned Parenthood Sale of Organs From Aborted Fetuses 'Disturbing'

    07/30/2015 8:04:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/30/2015 | Leonard Blair
    Leading Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton called the controversial undercover videos showing officials from Planned Parenthood discussing the sale of organs from aborted fetuses "disturbing" on Tuesday and said it raises questions about the process nationwide. "I have seen pictures from them and I obviously find them disturbing," said Clinton in an interview with the New Hampshire Union Leader Tuesday. Calls for the public defunding of Planned parenthood have come from several Republican presidential candidates while Planned Parenthood has tried to discredit the Center for Medical Progress which recorded a video describing it as a: "Heavily edited, secretly recorded...
  • US weekly jobless claims total 267,000 vs 270,000 estimate

    07/30/2015 7:55:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    CNBC via Reuters ^ | 07/30/2015
    The number of Americans filing new applications for unemployment benefits increased last week, but remained near cycle lows in a sign that the jobs market was gaining steam. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 267,000 for the week ended July 25, the Labor Department said Thursday. Claims for the prior week were unrevised at 255,000, which was the lowest level since November 1973. A Labor Department analyst said there were no special factors influencing the data and that only claims for Puerto Rico had been estimated. The four-week moving average of claims, considered a...
  • U.S. Economic Growth Picks Up With U.S. GDP Gaining 2.3% In Second Quarter 2015

    07/30/2015 7:52:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Forbes ^ | 07/30/2015 | Samantha Sharf
    On Thursday, the Bureau of Economic Analysis released its advance estimate of real gross domestic product for the second quarter of this year— covering April, May and June. The release showed output in the U.S. increasing at a rate of 2.3%. This is a major acceleration from the first quarter when real GDP increased 0.6%. “The advance estimate of second quarter GDP confirmed what was broadly expected: the economy bounced back after stumbling out of the gate to start the year,” wrote Jim Baird, chief investment officer for Plante Moran Financial Advisors, in a note on the results. While economists...
  • Michigan supreme court upholds right to work status for state workers

    07/30/2015 7:45:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/30/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    While taking place at the state level, this one could be very big for the Right to Work movement. The state supreme court in Michigan has dealt a double blow to the unions and the state government apparatus which is essentially owned by them. The Justices ruled yesterday that not only is Right to Work the law of the land for private industry, but it applies to public sector workers as well, and they can’t be forced to participate in unions against their wishes. (Detroit Free Press) The Michigan Supreme Court, in an opinion that has the effect of...
  • Big-budget Hollywood movie on Benghazi attack due out 2 weeks before Iowa Caucuses

    07/30/2015 7:40:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/30/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Hillary Clinton isn’t catching a lot of breaks from her former friends in Hollywood.  Or so it seems, considering the fact that big-name, big-budget director Michael Bay is premiering his latest move, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi on January 15, 2016, two hours before the Iowa Caucuses. You can see the trailer here. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO It looks pretty exciting.  Bay is best-known for Transformers, which leads Moe Lane to comment, “It looks … a bit more serious than the stuff that Michael Bay usually does.”  But Bay also has Pearl Harbor on his...
  • Malaysia MH370: Still a tragic accident and nothing more

    07/30/2015 7:35:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/30/2015 | Rob Schapiro (34 Year International Airline Pilot)
    My feeling is that the Boeing 777 then meandered out aimlessly over the ocean with its dead pilots till its fuel was exhausted.  It was a tragic accident, not a conspiracy or crime.  They turned left to come home, not to flee, steal, or murder.  It just went badly wrong.  The plane is in the ocean.  Floating debris will turn up sooner or later, and the black boxes will tell the final story. This is the last paragraph in my American Thinker article “Malaysia370. A tragic accident and nothing more,” published in March 2014, shortly after MH370 went missing...
  • University Language Guide: The Word ‘American’ Is Now Offensive

    07/30/2015 7:31:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/30/2015 | Katherine Timpf
    According to a “Bias-Free Language Guide” used by the University of New Hampshire, the word “American” is “problematic” and therefore should not be used. “North Americans often use ‘American’ which usually, depending on the contexts, fails to recognize South America,” the guide explains. “[It] assumes the U.S. is the only country inside these two continents,” it adds. It recommends using “Resident of the U.S.” or “U.S. citizen” instead. According to the guide, other “problematic” terms include “opposite sex” (it recommends using “other sex,”) “senior citizen” (it recommends “old people” or “people of advanced age”) and “obese” (it recommends using...
  • General Martin Dempsey Undermines Obama’s Case for Iran Deal

    07/30/2015 7:29:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/30/2015 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama’s claim that Congress must either back his deal with Iran or plan for war does not square with the advice he has received from his top general, Senate lawmakers learned on Wednesday. Army General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, never presented Obama with such a binary choice. “At no time did that come up in our conversation nor did I make that comment,” Dempsey told Senator Joni Ernst (R., Iowa) during a Senate hearing on the Iran deal. “I can tell you that we have a range of options and I always present them.”...
  • Did You Ever Notice the Asterisk on Your Social Security Statement?

    07/30/2015 7:26:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/30/2015 | Myra Adams
    While engaging in the mundane task of gathering financial statements for a “secure retirement” meeting with my husband’s and my adviser, this Baby Boomer stumbled upon documented proof that our nation does not have the guts to confront one of its most serious economic problems. The realization came when I pulled from my files a document statement innocently titled, “Your Social Security Statement.” At first glance, the statement did not appear menacing. I was told I could expect to receive a benefit of “about $2,136 a month” upon reaching age 70 — which certainly seems like good news. But...
  • Hillary Clinton Cap-Gains Plan — We'll All Be Poorer

    07/30/2015 7:20:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    IBD ^ | 07/30/2015 | Stephen Moore
    What an economically deranged debate we have going on in the race for the Democratic nomination for president. In one corner is an unapologetic socialist, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who wants to raise individual income tax rates on the rich to 70% or more — apparently because it worked so well in the 1970s. In the other corner we have Hillary Clinton, who's decided she isn't going to be one-upped in the class warfare debate, announcing last week a plan to raise the capital gains tax rate to 42% on assets held for less than two years and for those...
  • MH370 Search: How Currents Could Have Carried Malaysia Airlines Wreckage All the Way to Reunion

    07/30/2015 4:56:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    NBC News ^ | 07/30/2015 | M. ALEX JOHNSON
    Scientifically speaking, there's no reason the airplane fragment found Wednesday on Reunion island in the Indian Ocean, couldn't be from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 — even though it's 4,000 miles away from MH370's last known position before it vanished. Investigators said it's too early to tell for sure whether the fragment really is from Flight 370, which disappeared with 239 people aboard in March 2014. But the Joint Agency Coordination Centre, the Australian agency working with Malaysia to oversee the mammoth search, said the location of the fragment would be "consistent with other analysis and modelling that the resting place...
  • MH370: wreckage found on Reunion 'matches Malaysia Airlines flight'

    07/29/2015 3:45:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 07/29/2015 | Harriet Alexander
    A French aviation expert believes he may have found the wreckage of MH370 – the Malaysia Airlines flight which disappeared off the coast of Malaysia in March 2014. Xavier Tytelman, a former military pilot who now specialises in aviation security, was contacted on Wednesday morning by a man living on the island of Reunion, in the Indian Ocean. The man sent Mr Tytelman a series of photos showing wreckage of a plane, which the Frenchman said could possibly be the missing jet. "I've been studying hundreds of photos and speaking to colleagues," Mr Tytelman told The Telegraph. "And we all...
  • FBI: Islamic State sympathizer charged in backpack bomb plot in Florida

    07/29/2015 3:37:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    A man described by the FBI as an Islamic State sympathizer who hoped to mount attacks on U.S. soil was charged Tuesday with plotting to detonate a nail-filled backpack bomb on a Florida beach. It's the latest in a string of arrests targeting potential ISIS-related plots in the U.S. Earlier this month, the FBI touted its work in disrupting numerous such plans in places like the New York City area and Boston. A criminal complaint unsealed Tuesday charges 23-year-old Harlem Suarez of Key West with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction in the U.S. If convicted, he could...
  • Donald Trump Beating Jeb Bush even in Florida, New 2016 Poll Finds

    07/29/2015 1:33:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 07/29/2015 | Kevin Derby
    Businessman Donald Trump has been surging in polls at the state and national levels and a new one shows him leading in Florida, the home turf of Republican primary rivals former Gov. Jeb Bush and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. St. Pete Polls released a survey on behalf of Saint Petersblog on Wednesday which shows Trump in the lead in the Sunshine State with 26 percent. Bush places second with 20 percent. Most polls at this early stage in the process have shown Bush with a solid lead in Florida. Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., places third with 12 percent followed...
  • A curious — and coincidental — two-month gap in Hillary e-mails

    07/29/2015 1:29:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/29/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Has there been a Rose Mary Woods at work in Hillary Clinton’s management of her e-mails? The State Department insists that they have made public all of Hillary’s e-mails pertaining to the security of the Benghazi consulate and the Libya mission from 2012. If that’s true, The Daily Beast’s Alexa Corse and Shane Harris report, then no one on Hillary’s team — including the Secretary of State herself — bothered to communicate for two months about the rise in violence in the spring that precipitated the attack on the consulate itself at the end of the summer: Among the...
  • Donald Trump touted a poll that said he'd be an 'unmitigated disaster' against Hillary

    07/29/2015 12:07:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/29/2015 | Colin Campbell
    Real-estate magnate Donald Trump has vowed for weeks that if he wins the Republican presidential nomination, he would win the Latino vote in the general election. On Wednesday morning, he touted a poll he said confirmed his predictions. "Public Policy Polling (PPP) has just come out with a major poll putting me #1 with Hispanics - leading all Republican candidates," Trump tweeted. "Told you so." However, the polling company responded on Twitter by noting the survey Trump highlighted also found him widely trailing among Hispanic voters in the general election: _________________________________________________ PublicPolicyPolling ‎@ppppolls Trump trails 61 to 28 with Hispanics...
  • Are lawsuits ahead for church-based Boy Scout troops?

    07/29/2015 9:44:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/29/2015 | By Adelle M. Banks | Religion News Service
    If the Boy Scouts of America approve gay adult leaders, as they are expected to do late Monday (July 27), does that mean troops based at churches may end up in court if they ban gay Scoutmasters? Scout officials predicted that would be “unlikely” in a document they released earlier this month to BSA members and leaders. “We live in a litigious society, and frivolous lawsuits are threatened and filed every day,” reads the 14-page memo from the Boys Scouts’ law firm, Hughes Hubbard & Reed. “However, any lawsuit challenging the religious requirements in a Scouting unit chartered by a...
  • A fresh Start: Microsoft's Windows 10 wins plaudits from early users

    07/29/2015 9:33:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Yahoo News via Reuters ^ | 07/29/2015 | By Lehar Maan
    Microsoft Corp's launch of its first new operating system in almost three years, designed to work across laptops, desktop and smartphones, won mostly positive reviews for its user-friendly and feature-packed interface. The launch was seen critical for the company, particularly after the poor response to Windows 8, an ambitious redesign that confused many users by ditching the start button menu and introducing a new layout. The new OS, launched on Wednesday, will be available as a free upgrade for users of Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1. Wall Street Journal's Geoffrey Fowler said Windows 10 fixes most of...