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  • Gelzinis: Williams' snub of vets no laughing matter

    02/08/2015 6:29:32 PM PST · by SE Mom · 16 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | February 8,2015 | Peter Gelzinis
    Back in the fall of 2006, long before Brian Williams confessed to "conflating " his helicopter adventures over Iraq, Nick Santangelo knew the NBC news anchor was a fraud.
  • (Live Thread) CALL YOUR SENATORS! Let Us Know Results Here!

    09/25/2013 7:02:11 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 117 replies
    Contact Senators website ^ | September 25, 2013
    We have a few senators doing the heavy lifting for us, led by Senator Ted Cruz, to determine whether or not we lose more of our LIBERTY. Probably lots of us have already called, e-mailed, tweeted and so forth, but we can do it again! After calling if you'd be kind enough to report back what the various staffers had to say, it would be revealing! If you click on the link it takes you to page with all Senate numbers.
  • U.S. Official: Intercepted Al Qaeda Communications Indicate Planned Attack ‘Big,’ ‘Strategically Sig

    08/04/2013 8:36:05 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 106 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 4,2013 | Martha Raddatz U.S. Official: Intercepted Al Qaeda Communications Indicate Planned Attack ‘Big,’ ‘S
    <p>Jonathan Karl @jonkarl Aug 4, 2013 9:00am Muhammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images On the day that almost two dozen U.S. embassies and consulates across North Africa and the Middle East are closed following the identification of a significant threat from an al-Qaeda affiliate, a senior U.S. official is providing new details about the communications intercepted from the terrorists, telling ABC News that al-Qaeda operatives could be heard talking about an upcoming attack. The official described the terrorists as saying the planned attack is “going to be big” and “strategically significant.”</p>
  • Federal Officials Boosting Security Efforts Inside US Homeland

    08/03/2013 7:10:10 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 54 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 3,2013 | Mike Levine
    Federal authorities are boosting security in the United States after intelligence agencies detected a credible threat to Western interests overseas and the government began closing diplomatic posts in some Muslim countries, according to homeland security officials. The Department of Homeland Security is increasing security measures at airports, train stations and other transportation hubs, and expanding scrutiny of visitors coming into the United States, two officials told ABC News. The FBI, meanwhile, is "working sources" and taking other "logical steps" to monitor any potential threat, an FBI official said.
  • ‘This is the one’: Drudge editor’s CIA source raises key question about Benghazi bombshell

    08/02/2013 5:13:31 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 222 replies
    Twitchy ^ | August 2, 2013 | Joseph Curl
    Joseph Curl @josephcurl Midnight call from my CIA source. 'This is the one.' Said the real question is why all those agents were in Benghazi. …4:49 AM August 2,2013
  • National Cathedral Rings Bells to Cheer Gay Marriage

    06/26/2013 2:55:04 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 149 replies
    CBS ^ | June 26 2013
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — The National Cathedral is pealing its church bells, along with some other Washington churches, to celebrate the Supreme Court’s decisions on gay marriage. Cathedral spokesman Richard Weinberg said the bells rang at noon Wednesday for 45 minutes to an hour. Bells also rang at other Episcopal, Methodist, Presbyterian, Unitarian and other Christian churches
  • Exclusive: Hastings Sent Colleagues Email Hours Before Crash (WOW)

    06/21/2013 10:56:51 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 135 replies
    KTLA ^ | June 21, 2013
    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — The crash that killed journalist Michael Hastings was ruled an accident by police, but conspiracy theories continued to circulate on Friday. Hastings, 33, was killed in a fiery solo-vehicle crash in Hancock Park early Tuesday morning. ...Staff Sgt. Joseph Biggs told KTLA that he received an email from Hastings on Monday. Biggs had known Hastings since 2008, when the journalist was embedded in his unit in Afghanistan. “On Monday morning, I woke up and I got an email, and it’s very panicked,” Biggs said. He was blind-copied on the email, which was sent to Hastings’ colleagues....
  • “Insider Threat Program”: How the White House is keeping federal workers quiet (YIKES!)

    06/21/2013 6:41:30 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 181 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 21,2013
    President Barack Obama’s unprecedented initiative, known as the Insider Threat Program, is sweeping in its reach. It has received scant public attention even though it extends beyond the U.S. national security bureaucracies to most federal departments and agencies nationwide, including the Peace Corps, the Social Security Administration and the Education and Agriculture departments. It emphasizes leaks of classified material, but catchall definitions of “insider threat” give agencies latitude to pursue and penalize a range of other conduct. Government documents reviewed by McClatchy illustrate how some agencies are using that latitude to pursue unauthorized disclosures of any information, not just classified...
  • Revealed: the top secret rules that allow NSA to use US data without a warrant

    06/20/2013 3:22:58 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 43 replies
    The Guardian ^ | June 20,2013 | Glenn Greenwald & James Ball
    Top secret documents submitted to the court that oversees surveillance by US intelligence agencies show the judges have signed off on broad orders which allow the NSA to make use of information "inadvertently" collected from domestic US communications without a warrant. The Guardian is publishing in full two documents submitted to the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (known as the Fisa court), signed by Attorney General Eric Holder and stamped 29 July 2009. They detail the procedures the NSA is required to follow to target "non-US persons" under its foreign intelligence powers and what the agency does to minimize data...
  • AP CEO Says Government Sources Won’t Talk After Justice Department Probe

    06/19/2013 11:18:08 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 35 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | June 19, 2013 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    WASHINGTON — The CEO of the Associated Press told an audience Wednesday that the Department of Justice has succeeded in muzzling government employees from talking to AP reporters in the weeks since the seizure of AP phone records was revealed. “What I learned from our journalists should alarm everyone in this room and I think should alarm everyone in this country. The actions of the DOJ against AP are already having an impact beyond the specifics of this particular case,” AP CEO Gary Pruitt told an audience at the National Press Club. “Some of our longtime trusted sources have become...
  • Facebook, Microsoft release information on government data requests

    06/15/2013 5:13:21 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 27 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | June 13,2013
    Ted Ullyot, Facebook's general counsel, said in a statement Friday that Facebook is only allowed to talk about total numbers and must give no specifics. But he said the permission it has received is still unprecedented, and the company was lobbying to reveal more. "These requests run the gamut – from things like a local sheriff trying to find a missing child, to a federal marshal tracking a fugitive, to a police department investigating an assault, to a national security official investigating a terrorist threat," Ullyot said.

    12/15/2012 5:45:04 AM PST · by SE Mom · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 15, 2012
    Live Press conference scheduled to begin at 8 AM
  • WHAT happened to apples?

    11/21/2012 11:59:47 AM PST · by SE Mom · 109 replies
    November 21,2012 I'm making my annual Thanksgiving apple crisp, a labor intensive project (peel, core and slice 2-3 dozen apples). I went to the store and bought 2 bags of Rome and Granny Smith with a few loose Mac's and Golden Delicious. I noticed none of them had that apple fragrance but brought them home and started peeling and slicing. Wait a second...none of them have an apple scent even when I cut them open..wonder how they taste..sliced off a few bites from each variety and what do you know..they don't TASTE like apples. They LOOK gorgeous..but they taste, crispy,...
  • LIVE THREAD - House Committee Hearing on Benghazi Attack

    11/15/2012 8:13:16 AM PST · by SE Mom · 103 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 15, 2012
  • Petraeus replacement to testify CIA never requested military assistance in Benghazi (hhmmm)

    11/15/2012 6:11:48 AM PST · by SE Mom · 43 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 15, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    ...When the CIA’s acting director, Michael Morell, testifies Thursday before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, he is expected to say that the agency never requested Europe-based special operations teams, specialized Marine platoons, or armed drones on the night of the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi, Libya, according to a senior U.S. intelligence official... ...That differs from what Fox News reported almost three weeks ago, and which has gone virtually unchallenged in the vacuum of official explanations about Benghazi since. Jennifer Griffin reported on October 26th, citing sources that were actually “on the ground” in Benghazi during the attack, that...
  • Feinstein: I’ll subpoena CIA about Petraeus trip to Libya after Benghazi attack

    11/13/2012 6:06:09 AM PST · by SE Mom · 39 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 13, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    One piece of information that got lost the last few days of sex scandals is the news that David Petraeus personally traveled to Libya after the Benghazi attack — and apparently filed a “trip report” covering his own findings. Senator Dianne Feinstein, who heads the Senate Intelligence Committee probing the Benghazi terrorist attack, wants either the report or Petraeus to testify to its contents. So far, though, the CIA and the White House have refused to provide it — and yesterday, Feinstein threatened that subpoenas may be forthcoming if the stonewalling continues... ...This lack of openness, coming on the heels...
  • LIVE THREAD ~ Romney to deliver foreign policy speech amid big questions on Libya, global economy

    10/08/2012 7:34:13 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 201 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8 October 2012
    Mitt Romney in a major speech Monday will call for a change of course in U.S. foreign policy -- saying the recent, deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya is part of a “profound upheaval” and that “hope is not a strategy.” The speech will mark one of Romney’s final opportunities before Election Day to show his potential as a world leader -- amid political turmoil in the Middle East. “The attacks on America last month should not be seen as random acts. They are expressions of a larger struggle that is playing out across the broader Middle East...
  • Chicago's Susan Crown, Influential Obama '08 Supporter, Campaigns for Romney '12

    10/03/2012 10:59:55 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 21 replies
    Breibart ^ | 3 October 2012 | Jasmine Velasco
    Businesswoman and philanthropist Susan Crown, a former Obama supporter and a member of one of Chicago’s most influential families, told an audience of over 300 women and men, “In the midst of the Obama administration, I became profoundly disappointed, disillusioned and actually a little angry.”
  • Couldn't Say It Better (Thanks to Joe Biden!)

    10/03/2012 8:06:03 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 8 replies
    Romney/Ryan ^ | 3 October 2012 | Romney Campaign
    A terrific new ad from Romney/Ryan. I say we owe Joe Biden a special thank-you- without him, this ad couldn't have been made.
  • US Embassy issues terror warning for Americans in Egypt

    09/29/2012 7:08:03 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 34 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 29 September 2012 | Yoel Goldman
    The US Embassy in Cairo issued a terrorist threat warning on Friday for American citizens living in Egypt. The diplomatic mission stated on its website that it has “credible information suggesting terrorist interest in targeting US female missionaries in Egypt.” The embassy urged US citizens to “exercise vigilance, taking necessary precautions to maintain their personal security.” Americans in Egypt were also advised to maintain valid travel documents and to regularly monitor the US Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs website, which lists updated travel warnings and alerts.
  • White House to contractors: Hold off on layoff warnings (Until AFTER the election)

    09/29/2012 5:12:45 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 62 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 28 September 2012 | Jeanne Sahadi
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The White House on Friday told government contractors worried about fiscal cliff spending cuts to hold off on warning employees about possible layoffs. The government said it would cover legal costs if contractors are forced to slash their payrolls because of the looming $109 billion in automatic cuts next year and are alleged to have violated the WARN Act. .... Defense contractors in particular have warned for months that the upcoming sequester would cost jobs in their industry. And Lockheed Martin's CEO has said publicly he may be forced to issue notice this fall of possible...
  • Hackers, Possibly From Middle East, Block U.S. Banks' Websites

    09/28/2012 4:27:59 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 20 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 27 September 2012 | ENJOLI FRANCIS
    The financial and banking industries are on high alert tonight as a massive cyberattack continues, with potentially millions of customers of Bank of America, PNC and Wells Fargo finding themselves blocked from banking online. "There is an elevated level of threat," said Doug Johnson, a vice president and senior adviser of the American Bankers Association. "The threat level is now high." "This is twice as large as any flood we have ever seen," said Dick Clarke, an ABC News consultant and former cybersecurity czar. Sources told ABC News that the so-called denial of service attacks had been caused by hackers...
  • Feds Arrest Producer Of Controversial Anti-Islam Film On Probation Violation Charge

    09/27/2012 3:24:35 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 91 replies ^ | 27 September 2012
  • Ahmadinejad meets with Nation of Islam founder Louis Farrakhan

    09/26/2012 3:07:34 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 32 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 26 September 2012 | Caroline May
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad met with the Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan and other religious leaders Tuesday, according to an English translation of the Iranian president’s webpage posted Wednesday. In a picture of the Tuesday evening meeting, Farrakhan — known for making brutally anti-Semitic assertions, and calling President Obama a “murderer” for the death of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi — is seen smiling as he sits at a table with the Iranian president. ...The New York Post noted that Tuesday Ahmadinejad had a “hush-hush” meal with members of the New Black Panther Party and Farrakhan
  • Has Anyone Even Heard Of The Depression Of 1920? (History repeating itself)

    09/21/2012 11:07:40 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 18 replies
    CDN ^ | 21 September 2012 | Chris Vaca
    We all have heard about the 1929 depression, the one that lasted for over 12 years, but not too much is known about the depression we had in 1920, which lasted from January of 1920 to July of 1921. There are many that say it started as severe, or more severe than the depression of 1929. So why did the depression of 1920 last for 18 months, while the depression of 1929 lasted for over 12 years? Well, for one thing we had a Republican President that believed in the free market system, his name was Warren Harding.. ...President Harding...
  • US diplomats in Beirut burning classified material amid protests

    09/17/2012 9:40:47 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 45 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 17 September, 2012
    Diplomats at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut have started to destroy classified material as a security precaution amid anti-American protests in Lebanon and elsewhere in the Middle East and North Africa. A State Department status report obtained Monday by The Associated Press said the Beirut embassy had "reviewed its emergency procedures and is beginning to destroy classified holdings." It also said that local Lebanese employees were sent home early due to protests by the militant Shiite group Hezbollah over an anti-Muslim film produced in the U.S. In Washington, a State Department official said there was no imminent threat to the...
  • Iran atomic chief says 'explosives' cut power at facility (Hhmmmm...)

    09/17/2012 8:23:50 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 15 replies
    My Fox DC ^ | 17 September, 2012
    Explosive blasts destroyed power lines to Iran's underground nuclear facility at Fordo last month, the head of Iran's atomic agency said at a meeting of UN atomic agency member states Monday. "On ... 17th August 2012, the electric power lines from the city of Qom to the Fordo complex ... were cut using explosives," Fereydoon Abbasi Davani told the 155-nation International Atomic Energy Agency gathering in a speech. Davani did not accuse anyone of sabotage, but in the past Iran has claimed both Israel and the United States were behind the assassinations of nuclear scientists and computer viruses targetting its...
  • Carney: Protests not directed at the United States (LOLOLOL!)

    09/14/2012 9:49:45 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 15 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | September 14, 2012 | Free Beacon Staff
    'This is not a case of protests directed at the United States writ large or at U.S. policy, this is in response to a video that is offensive to Muslims'
  • Mob Gathers Outside U.S. Embassy in London (and Tunis and Khartoum and..)

    09/14/2012 8:06:19 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 65 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 14, 2012 | Daniel Halper
    Photos and video from the Twitter feed of Phil Han, a reporter and producer in CNN, who is outside the U.S. embassy in London where a mob has gathered and burned the American flag..
  • Romney Supporter Rips Media (MUST SEE!)

    09/14/2012 4:47:55 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 27 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 13, 2012 | Michael Warren
    At Thursday's Mitt Romney rally in Fairfax, Virginia, one Romney supporter lambasted the media in its coverage of the election. "I think you guys are suck-ups," the woman said. "I think you guys got your embroidered kneepads from the White House, buddy. That's what I think." Watch the video below:
  • New clashes outside US Embassy in Cairo

    09/12/2012 5:55:02 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 43 replies
    Reuters on Russia Today ^ | September 13, 2012
    Egyptian security forces have used tear gas on a raging crowd of demonstrators near the US Embassy in Cairo. Several dozen people have reportedly been injured as the police dispersed the stone-throwing demonstrators. Riot police have managed to push a group of several hundred protesters back in Cairo's side streets near the embassy.­ Some of the protesters have been injured, state news agency MENA reported, giving no further details. Witnesses reporting the incident on Twitter said as many as several dozen people may have been injured. The incident comes just a day after some 2,000 demonstrators gathered around the US...
  • Breaking: Romney: Obama handling of Libya, Egypt violence 'disgraceful'

    09/11/2012 7:40:37 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 118 replies
    CNN ^ | September 11, 2012 | Mitt Romney
    (CNN) - Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Tuesday issued a paper statement sharply critical of President Barack Obama over his handling of violence in the Middle East earlier in the day. “I'm outraged by the attacks on American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt and by the death of an American consulate worker in Benghazi," Romney said in the statement. "It's disgraceful that the Obama Administration's first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks.”
  • “Obama, Obama, there are still a billion Osamas!” (Shouted in Cairo today- Andrew McCarthy)

    09/11/2012 3:47:16 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 61 replies
    The Corner at NRO ^ | September 11, 2012 | Andrew McCarthy
    Nina is exactly right that the appalling statement issued by the Obama State Department, apparently prior to the storming of the U.S. embassy in Cairo today, betrays the president’s agenda to impose on Americans sharia speech suppression standards in blatant violation of the First Amendment. That, however, is far from the most egregious part of today’s episode in Egypt. To attack another country’s embassy is an act of war. Now, some will be quick to point out that our embassy was not attacked by the Egyptian regime. That is no defense. Everybody was on notice that there might be rioting...
  • Scarborough for POTUS? (Comic relief alert)

    09/11/2012 1:46:20 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 30 replies
    The Corner at NRO ^ | September 11, 2012 | Daniel Foster
    anity Fair reports, “no joke”, that Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough is planning to test the waters for a 2016 presidential run. After the presidential inauguration in January, Joe (no fan of Mitt Romney’s—”I’ve been very critical”) plans on publishing a memoir that will serve—no joke—as a vehicle to test the waters for a presidential run in 2016. Take that, Mr. Romney. I’d be curious how exactly Scarborough would position himself. He’s a born-again moderate, the kind of nominal Republican that liberals find it fashionable to include as “one of the good ones.” But as a member of the House...
  • NBC’s ‘Today’ Skips 9/11 Moment Of Silence For Kardashian Interview (Not from The Onion)

    09/11/2012 10:14:56 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 22 replies
    TV Newser ^ | September 11, 2012 | Alex Weprin
    At 8:46 AM, in New York City and at the White House in Washington DC, there was a moment of silence to remember when the first plane hit the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. In New York, the NYPD, FDNY, Port Authority Police and the families of the victims were present, while in Washington the President and the First Lady led the moment. The cable networks all carried it, with ABC’s “Good Morning America” and “CBS This Morning” carrying it as well. The only national general news program to not carry the moment of silence was NBC’s ‘Today,”...
  • Inside story of Obama’s struggle to keep Congress from controlling outcome of debt ceiling crisis

    09/08/2012 8:27:42 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 8, 2012 | Bob Woodward
    “Mr. President,” Boehner challenged, “as I read the Constitution, the Congress writes the laws. You get to decide if you want to sign them.” Reid, the most powerful Democrat on Capitol Hill, spoke up. The congressional leaders want to speak privately, he said. Give us some time. This was it. Congress was taking over. The leaders were asking the president to leave the meeting he had called in the White House. Fine, Obama said. Talk. Knock yourselves out. There is no pride of authorship here, just do it — if you can. .....Around 10 p.m., Obama called Boehner, who was...
  • Intel Committee Chair Describes Explosive Confrontation Between Netanyahu and American Ambassador

    09/06/2012 1:34:29 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 48 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 6 2012 | Jeffrey Goldberg
    Rogers told a Michigan radio interviewer earlier this week that he had not previously witnessed such a high-level confrontation, and he described Israeli leaders as being at "wits' end" over what they see as President Obama's unwillingness to provide them with his "red lines" in the effort to stop Iran's nuclear program. He also said that neither the Israelis nor the Iranians believe that Obama would use force to stop the nuclear program. (UPDATE: Rogers said as well he believes the Israelis will "probably" bomb Iran if they don't get clearer red lines from the U.S.) Rogers description of the...
  • Learning to Like Mitt (reluctant Romneyite)

    08/26/2012 10:24:07 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 75 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 3,2012 | Andrew Ferguson, reluctant Romneyite
    Now that he’s officially the Republican nominee for president.. I never liked Mitt Romney. My distaste for him isn’t merely personal or political but also petty and superficial. There’s the breathless, Eddie Attaboy delivery, that half-smile of pitying condescension in debates or interviews when someone disagrees with him.. ...At his wedding, he declined when the photographer asked him to kiss the bride: “Not for cameras,” he said. ...a typical week for the young family. Sunday: “church, reflection, volunteer work, family dinners.” Monday: “family night,” when the family gathered for Bible stories and skits about animals. Tuesday was for family basketball...
  • Mitt Romney: What I Learned at Bain Capital

    08/24/2012 6:16:11 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 24, 2012 | Mitt Romney
    ...A broad message emerges from my Bain Capital days: A good idea is not enough for a business to succeed. It requires a talented team, a good business plan and capital to execute it. ...My business experience confirmed my belief in empowering people. For example, at Bain Capital we bought Accuride, a company that made truck rims and wheels, because we saw untapped potential there... My faith in people, not government, is at the foundation of my plan to strengthen America's middle class. ...That will be my approach to our federal budget problem. I am committed to capping federal spending...
  • Breaking- If Akin Remains In, NRSC Will Spend Nothing on MO Senate Race

    08/20/2012 11:37:35 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 120 replies
    The Corner at NRO ^ | August 20, 2012 | Katrina Trinko
    An NRSC source just confirmed to me what various outlets have been reporting: if Todd Akin remains the senate candidate, NRSC will invest no financial resources into the Missouri senate race. Previously, NRSC had planned to spend $5 million. And Crossroads has already taken some TV ads off the air, reports Politico. If Akin does remain in the race, he’s going to be relying, it appears, virtually exclusively on whatever his campaign raises, without any financial help from outside groups.
  • BOMBSHELL: Obama chief of staff Daley briefed on Solyndra concerns six months before bankruptcy

    08/03/2012 6:54:46 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 27 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 3, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    The Solyndra scandal took a big step up the ladder today, as ABC News uncovers new evidence that shows fears over a collapse reached all the way into the West Wing. An OMB analyst tried to raise red flags on the Obama administration’s attempt to rescue the now-bankrupt green-tech firm, before the Department of Energy rejected her advice and restructured the loans in March 2011, which illegally subordinated taxpayers in case of default. An e-mail from Kelly Colyar in August 2011 reminded recipients that she had predicted that very scenario — and that White House chief of staff had been...
  • Stewart: So what does a guy have to do to get fired at ABC? (ABC gets zapped by Jon Stewart)

    07/24/2012 9:38:45 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 49 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 24,2010 | John Stewart
    That’s a very good question, and one that — so far — ABC News hasn’t answered. Brian Ross went to air within hours of the Aurora shooting to tell George Stephanopoulos and the Good Morning America audience on Friday morning that Ross had found something “significant” about the suspect. ... Jon Stewart wonders aloud what someone has to do to get fired at ABC:

    06/20/2012 7:03:33 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 129 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 20 June 2012 | Drudge
    Per Drudge and Fox News - headlines only at the moment.
  • Breaking News & Live Thread - Libya

    03/19/2011 3:44:36 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 131 replies
    Various | 19 March 2011
    From the BBC live blog: 2230: The BBC's Caroline Wyatt says the coalition's hope is that by striking hard and fast now, the forces still loyal to Col Gaddafi will think again - and perhaps so will the colonel himself. 2228: BBC defence correspondent Caroline Wyatt says the NATO base at Naples is understood to be the central command for the military operation. She adds that Britain's air contribution may be controlled by the Joint Force Air Component, deployed to its base at Akrotiri in Cyprus. 2221: The BBC's Alan Little in Tripoli says state media had been preparing the...
  • How Obama turned on a dime toward war (talk about winging it!)

    03/18/2011 10:16:26 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 29 replies
    The Cable ^ | 18 March 2011 | Josh Rogin
    At the start of this week, the consensus around Washington was that military action against Libya was not in the cards... ...The key decision was made by President Barack Obama himself at a Tuesday evening senior-level meeting at the White House, which was described by two administration officials as "extremely contentious." ..."This is the greatest opportunity to realign our interests and our values," a senior administration official said at the meeting, telling the experts this sentence came from Obama himself. The president was referring to the broader change going on in the Middle East and the need to rebalance U.S....
  • LIVE thread & Breaking News ~ Japan

    03/15/2011 8:13:35 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 1,751 replies · 2+ views
    Various | 15 March 2011
    Latest news from Japan: From the BBC- 1456: Tepco says it may start pouring water from a helicopter over Fukushima Daiichi's reactor four in the next few days, to cool the spent-fuel pool. 1439: A 30km (18 mile) no-fly zone is in place around Fukushima, says the IAEA. 1436: The IAEA says Monday's blast at Fukushima may have affected the integrity of the containment vessel - there are fears of more serious radioactive leaks if happen. 1435: Following earlier reports, it appears there has been more than one strong aftershock in Japan - AP reports two tremors measuring over 6.0...
  • BREAKING- AP URGENT: Japan Officials Fear Possible Nuclear Meltdowns at Plants

    03/11/2011 9:47:34 PM PST · by SE Mom · 183 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 12 March 2011
    BREAKING per Reuters and FOX LATEST UPDATE: Japan declares a nuclear emergency after devastating 8.9 magnitude earthquake causes cooling systems to fail for five nuclear reactors at two power plants, forcing thousands to flee and technical experts to warn that the plants only have hours to stabilize
  • Tsunami warning center raises magnitude of Japan quake to 9.1

    03/11/2011 5:21:01 PM PST · by SE Mom · 100 replies · 4+ views
    Various | 11 March 2011
    <p>0107: Reaction just in from flight attendant Mark Richardson, who was on the sixth floor of Narita Airport when the quake struck: "It was absolutely terrifying, computers were flying off the office tables and it seemed to go on for ever," he says. "Now watching the footage of this quake on TV, I count myself very lucky. Aftershocks are still rattling our nerves every half an hour or so and my house looks like it has been raided by burglars."</p>
  • Breaking News & LIVE Thread # 3 Libya, Middle East & North Africa

    03/02/2011 1:59:18 PM PST · by SE Mom · 167 replies
    Various | 2 March 2011
    Latest from the BBC: 2131: Halwasa Guy tweets: "Never been prouder to be Libyan and I will never let any foreigner steal this revolution. We started it and we'll finish it. #libya #feb17" 2130: Al-Jazeera producer Evan Hill tweets: "Screengrab from the FlipCam footage I took, a second or two after we were bombed by Gaddafi's air force at Brega. #libya" 2127: The Corriere della Sera reports that some of Italy's biggest companies - including Unicredit and Finmeccanica - are in a tight spot because some of their Libyan board members have disappeared since the unrest 2106: The CNN's...
  • Breaking News - Live Thread #2- Libya and Middle East

    02/26/2011 7:55:06 AM PST · by SE Mom · 352 replies
    Various | 26 February 2011
    From the BBC: 1545: Libyan TV says in an "urgent" screen caption the state news agency is under "piracy" attack, and gives a new web address: "Website of [state] al-Jamahiriyah News Agency (JANA) subjected to suspicious piracy operation." 1528: And AFP has just reported that there are violent clashes between demonstrators and government forces taking place in central Tunis. 1525: In Tunisia, where it all started, hundreds of journalists and technicians from the state-run TV broadcaster have gone on strike over what they say is continued government censorship of their dispatches, Reuters reports. State TV news bulletins have stopped. One...