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  • Democrats Privately Calling Obama 'Detached,' 'Flat Footed,' 'Incompetent'

    05/25/2014 7:20:53 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 85 replies
    Democrats Privately Calling Obama 'Detached,' 'Flat Footed,' 'Incompetent' Daniel Halper May 25, 2014 10:04 AM CNN's John King reports that Democrats are privately calling President Obama "detached," "flat footed," and "incompetent." "Forget for a moment that Republican outrage," said King on his CNN show this morning. "More and more Democrats in key 2014 races are calling for the president to get a spine, they say, and fire his Veterans Affairs secretary. And what more and more Democrats are saying privately is scathing, calling the president and his team detached, flat footed, even incompetent. "Maggie Haberman," said King turning to a...
  • Emails Shed Light On How The CDC Looked To Give A ‘Shout Out’ To Michelle Obama

    05/23/2014 10:58:54 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 7 replies
    Emails Shed Light On How The CDC Looked To Give A ‘Shout Out’ To Michelle Obama 10:02 PM 05/22/2014 Emails exchanged by Centers for Disease Control press officials show an effort to link a study that found a decrease in childhood obesity to first lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign, though little evidence connects the two. One CDC press specialist even gave assurance that a press release she was crafting “gives a shout out” to Obama. The emails were obtained by The Daily Caller through a Freedom of Information Act request. “The First Lady is doing a series of events...
  • Mother Outraged After 9-Year-Old Daughter Sent Home From School With Note Calling Her Overweight

    05/23/2014 10:35:38 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 58 replies
    Mother Outraged After 9-Year-Old Daughter Sent Home From School With Note Calling Her Overweight May 23, 2014 11:30 AM NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - One Staten Island mother found a message sent from her daughter’s school hard to swallow. Gwendolyn Williams, 9, brought home a “fitness-gram” from PS 29 this week. Her mother Laura Williams told 1010 WINS Gwen was upset because the message said that, according to her body mass index, she was overweight. Gwendolyn is 4’1″ and weighs just 66 pounds. “She’s not overweight,” Laura Williams told 1010 WINS. “She’s healthy. She’s active. She plays softball, she plays outside...
  • Obama: 'I Don't Take Free Food'

    05/23/2014 9:42:23 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies
    Obama: 'I Don't Take Free Food' Daniel Halper May 23, 2014 11:50 AM In Chicago this morning, President Obama made sure to let everyone know that he'll was paying for his breakfast with Illinois governor Pat Quinn. "I don't take free food," Obama said at the food counter. Via the White House pool report: President Obama and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn arrived at Valois Restaurant for a hearty breakfast. Valois is clearly an Obama mainstay: A glass cabinet was filled with Valois coffee mugs adorned with Obama’s face, and assorted Obama clippings and photos hung on a wall. A separate...
  • Kerry: Obama 'Will Go Down in History' for 'Highest Standards of Transparency and Accountability'

    05/23/2014 6:15:13 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 81 replies
    Kerry: Obama 'Will Go Down in History' for 'Highest Standards of Transparency and Accountability' Jeryl Bier May 23, 2014 8:21 AM The same day President Obama held a press conference about the growing scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Secretary of State John Kerry faced the press in Mexico at a joint appearance with Mexican foreign secretary Jose Antonio Meade. Kerry was in the country to discuss trade, economic growth, higher education, and security cooperation, but a reporter asked Kerry some pointed questions about President Obama and his policies and actions regarding surveillance and deportation. Kerry responded with unequivocal...
  • N.M. VA Hospital Assigned Vets to Doctors Who No Longer Worked There

    05/22/2014 11:11:37 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 5 replies
    May 22, 2014 12:39 PM N.M. VA Hospital Assigned Vets to Doctors Who No Longer Worked There By Andrew Johnson A new report from NBC News reveals that a Veterans Affairs hospital in Albuquerque, N.M., assigned patients to unavailable doctors and treated patients rudely when they inquired about the problem. One veteran said she stopped going to the VA after she was badly treated following her diagnosis of breast cancer. “Because I didn’t get a response and they didn’t seem to care, I really wasn’t comfortable going there,” said Retired Air Force lieutenant colonel Renee Sussman. She recounted a telephone...
  • 50 senators call for Redskins name change

    05/22/2014 7:40:04 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 101 replies
    May 22, 2014, 09:39 am 50 senators call for Redskins name change By Mario Trujillo Fifty Democratic senators are pushing the NFL to change the name of the Washington Redskins. In a letter sent Thursday to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday, the group urged him to follow the lead of the NBA in punishing Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for making racially insensitive remarks. "The despicable comments made by Mr. Sterling have opened up a national conversation about race relations," said the letter spearheaded by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.). "We believe...
  • Clinton allies pressured Dems on Benghazi

    05/22/2014 6:46:45 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 15 replies
    Clinton allies pressured Dems on Benghazi By: Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer May 21, 2014 08:02 PM EDT Hillary Clinton’s world was so worried about a Republican investigation of the Benghazi attacks, they sent a message to House Democrats: We need backup. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) publicly considered boycotting the panel, an idea that Clinton supporters feared would leave the potential 2016 candidate exposed to the enemy fire of House Republicans. So Clinton emissaries launched a back channel campaign, contacting several House Democratic lawmakers and aides to say they’d prefer Democrats participate, according to sources familiar with the...
  • Chelsea Clinton: Anger can inspire

    05/21/2014 2:08:16 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 39 replies
    Chelsea Clinton: Anger can inspire By: Katie Glueck May 21, 2014 03:47 PM EDT A good first step for young people looking to change the world, says Chelsea Clinton, is to consider, “What makes you most angry? What pisses you off?” Clinton, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, dished out that blunt advice on Wednesday at a conference on women and technology in Newport Beach, Calif. The 34-year-old spent substantial parts of her appearance discussing challenges facing women and girls who want to break into technology fields. She also said that one...
  • Howard Dean Tells Republicans: Leave America, Go Back To Russia [VIDEO]

    05/21/2014 6:14:16 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 52 replies
    Howard Dean Tells Republicans: Leave America, Go Back To Russia [VIDEO] Eric Owens 7:35 AM 05/21/2014 Howard Dean, who is still alive, told attendees at a fundraiser for a Democratic congressional hopeful that Republicans “are not American” and would “be more comfortable in the Ukraine or Russia.” He also screamed that GOP supporters should “stay away from our country.” Dean, a former Vermont governor, a former Democratic National Committee chairman and a 2004 presidential candidate, made the statements last week in a fit of zeal as he was speaking in support of Colorado 6th Congressional District candidate Andrew Romanoff. “This...
  • Michelle’s meals turn off the kids

    05/21/2014 5:50:20 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 38 replies
    Michelle’s meals turn off the kids Getty Images By Erik Wasson - 05/21/14 06:00 AM EDT More than a million kids confronted by healthier school lunches are turning up their noses, leaving the cafeteria and heading out to get a burger instead. The difficulty in getting students to eat lower-fat, lower-sodium meals is at the center of a food fight between House Republicans and first lady Michelle Obama that erupted this week. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, supported by President Obama, requires lunch programs that receive federal dollars to provide healthier meals. The new standards began to go...
  • Why climate change may ruin breakfast [increase the price of Kellogg's Corn Flakes by 30 percent]

    05/20/2014 10:43:04 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 29 replies
    Why climate change may ruin breakfast By Laura Barron-Lopez - 05/20/14 12:08 PM EDT A new report out Tuesday says climate change might increase the price of Kellogg's Corn Flakes by 30 percent in the next 15 years. The Oxfam study draws from the recent slew of reports released by the Obama administration and the United Nations to argue that climate change will hike prices on raw agricultural goods. Oxfam estimates that changing weather patterns like hurricanes and drought could drive up grain prices, which will hurt the retail price of Kellogg's Corn Flakes in the U.S. by roughly 30...
  • Coup leader? CIA asset? Mystery surrounds Libya’s rogue General Haftar

    05/19/2014 12:36:50 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 6 replies
    Coup leader? CIA asset? Mystery surrounds Libya’s rogue General Haftar Latest update : 2014-05-19 From alleged connections to the CIA to possible plans to overthrow the government, there is a sense of mystery surrounding Khalifa Haftar, the rogue general whose forces led an attack on the Libyan parliament in Tripoli Sunday. Tripoli has accused the former rebel commander of attempting to stage a coup when his forces, backed by warplanes, helicopters and rocket fire sent lawmakers running for their lives as they ransacked the legislature and demanded parliament’s suspension. But Haftar has sought to portray himself in a different light,...
  • Abu Hamza Found Guilty In New York Terror Trial (jury convicted him on all counts)

    05/19/2014 12:13:10 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies
    Abu Hamza Found Guilty In New York Terror Trial 7:57pm UK, Monday 19 May 2014 By Hannah Thomas-Peter, New York Correspondent Extradited British cleric Abu Hamza has been found guilty of terrorism in the United States. The radical preacher faced 11 charges in total, including conspiring to set up a terror training camp in Oregon, conspiring to kidnap Americans in Yemen and providing support to terrorist organisations. At a federal court in New York, the jury convicted him on all counts. Hamza, whose real name is Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, has already served a UK prison sentence for using his sermons...
  • Connecticut Governor Balks at School Chocolate Milk Ban

    05/18/2014 8:42:14 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies
    Connecticut Governor Balks at School Chocolate Milk Ban by Dr. Susan Berry 18 May 2014, 7:50 AM PDT post a comment Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D-WFP) appears to be unwilling to sign a bill that would ban chocolate milk in the state’s public schools. Earlier in the week, the state’s General Assembly unanimously approved a bill that was initially purported to make “minor revisions” to education statutes. Added to the bill, however, was a provision that mandated what types of beverages could be served in public schools. As reported by CT News Junkie, the amended legislation states, “low-fat milk that...
  • Feinstein: Clinton in 'prime of her political life'

    05/18/2014 7:32:42 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 70 replies
    Feinstein: Clinton in 'prime of her political life' By LEIGH MUNSIL | 5/18/14 9:44 AM EDT Karl Rove’s criticisms of Hillary Clinton's age and health were “pathetic,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Sunday. “In my view, she’s in the prime of her political life. She’s got the energy. She’s articulate. She’s got the background. She’s got the smarts. She has all of the elements of a good leader plus the fact, and this is not to be underestimated, she is enormously attractive to people,” the California Democrat said on CNN's "State of the Union." “And she carries the torch for women...
  • Pelosi's message to grads: Be disruptors

    05/17/2014 12:19:16 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 58 replies
    May 17, 2014, 02:42 pm Pelosi's message to grads: Be disruptors By Timothy Cama Lauren Schneiderman House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) encouraged graduates of the University of California Berkeley to be disruptors, using their knowledge and technology to shake up the economic system. “Being called a disruptor is a high compliment,” Pelosi said in prepared remarks Saturday. “You here at Berkeley are already disruptors in many ways.” Pelosi’s speech came nearly 50 years after students led by Mario Savio occupied a Berkeley building and launched the “free speech movement,” which sought to lift university bans on political activities. “Now,...
  • Who got $$ from Brunei's Islamic law government? The Clinton Foundation

    05/17/2014 6:38:09 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies
    Who got $$ from Brunei's Islamic law government? The Clinton Foundation By Joshua Rhett Miller Published May 17, 2014 FoxNews.com As Hollywood hotshots protest the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel over its ownership by Brunei's sultan -- and his recent full-fledged embrace of Islamic law -- it turns out the Brunei government has financial connections to another American institution: The Clinton Foundation. The nonprofit foundation lists Brunei alongside Kuwait, Oman and Qatar as donors that gave between $1 million and $5 million through last year. The foundation confirmed the donation from Brunei was made in 2002, in connection with the construction...
  • Governor Jerry Brown: San Diego Wildfires Due to Global Warming

    05/16/2014 10:50:51 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 56 replies
    Governor Jerry Brown: San Diego Wildfires Due to Global Warming by Robert Wilde 16 May 2014, 7:27 AM PDT Related News Report: Almost All SD Fires Have 'Suspicious Ignition Point' by Michelle Moons 3 hours ago On Thursday, Governor Jerry Brown asserted that it is settled that climate change is a factor in the wildfires now devastating parts of San Diego County. Brown’s comments come at the same time that the Escondido Fire Department reported that two suspects, an adult and a juvenile, have been arrested in connection with intentionally starting the fire. According to a story in the U-T...
  • Pentagon document lays out battle plan against zombies

    05/16/2014 7:04:36 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies
    Pentagon document lays out battle plan against zombies By Jamie Crawford, CNN National Security Producer updated 9:14 AM EDT, Fri May 16, 2014 Washington (CNN) -- Never fear the night of the living dead -- the Pentagon has got you covered. From responses to natural disasters to a catastrophic attack on the homeland, the U.S. military has a plan of action ready to go if either incident occurs. It has also devised an elaborate plan should a zombie apocalypse befall the country, according to a Defense Department document obtained by CNN. In an unclassified document titled "CONOP 8888," officials from...
  • Reid, Pelosi to attend Koch movie screening [“The Kochs’ bid for a hostile takeover of......]

    05/15/2014 5:23:11 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies
    Reid, Pelosi to attend Koch movie screening By: Burgess Everett May 15, 2014 04:36 PM EDT The Koch brothers are headed to the big screen — and Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are coming along for the ride. The two congressional Democratic leaders will appear at a screening in the Capitol of “Koch Brothers Exposed: 2014 Edition” — a documentary that Senate Majority Leader Reid (D-Nev.) participated in. Both Reid and Minority Leader Pelosi (D-Calif.) will participate in a question and answer session as well. Washington Democrats — and Reid in particular — are on the warpath against the billionaire...
  • Obama lists assets worth up to $7.15 million

    05/15/2014 5:05:43 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 42 replies
    Obama lists assets worth up to $7.15 million Photo 6:04pm EDT WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama lists assets worth between $1.95 million and $7.15 million, of which $1 million to $5 million were in Treasury notes, according to financial disclosure forms released on Thursday. Obama and his wife, Michelle, in April reported income of $503,183 last year. As president, Obama is entitled to a $400,000 salary. In financial disclosure forms released on Thursday, the president reported outside income of between about $180,000 and $482,000 from book royalties and investments. The president reported a 30-year mortgage of between $500,000 and...
  • Obama camp angry, embarrassed over 2009 Nobel Prize: official

    05/15/2014 2:54:22 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 48 replies
    Obama camp angry, embarrassed over 2009 Nobel Prize: official The Associated Press Posted: May 15, 2014 5:24 PM ET Last Updated: May 15, 2014 5:24 PM ET A senior Norwegian diplomat says his country's former ambassador to the United States was given a verbal lashing by Barack Obama's chief of staff when the president was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009. Morten Wetland said Thursday the ambassador, Wegger Stroemmen, was approached by Rahm Emanuel, now Chicago's mayor, who accused Norway of "fawning" to the newly elected U.S. leader. Wetland, the Norwegian ambassador to the United Nations at the time,...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Clinton's only achievement is 'being female'

    05/15/2014 2:43:02 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies
    May 15, 2014, 04:34 pm Rush Limbaugh: Clinton's only achievement is 'being female' By Rebecca Shabad Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh on Thursday said Hillary Clinton only has a shot at the presidency because she's a woman. "You boil it down here and the only and greatest achievement Hillary Clinton has is her gender, being female," he said on his radio show. Limbaugh referred to a video posted Wednesday by conservative media outlet PJ Media in which young people were questioned about their impressions of Clinton. They expressed their excitement over the prospects of a first female president, but PJ Media...
  • Obama: I Need New Yorkers to Move West and Vote Democrat

    05/15/2014 8:33:43 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 72 replies
    Obama: I Need New Yorkers to Move West and Vote Democrat by Charlie Spiering 15 May 2014, 7:41 AM PDT President Obama joked during a New York fundraiser that he needed the attendees to move west to increase his support. During his speech, Obama told a story about a woman who asked how she could help him, and he joked that she should move to North Dakota. “If I could just get about a million excess votes in Brooklyn out to Nebraska, Wyoming, we’d be doing okay,” Obama said as the crowd laughed. “I don't need 80 percent of the...
  • Reid Backs Anti-Koch Constitutional Amendment

    05/15/2014 8:14:06 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 21 replies
    May 15, 2014 11:05 AM Reid Backs Anti-Koch Constitutional Amendment By Andrew Johnson In his latest Koch-binge tirade, Harry Reid voiced support for a constitutional amendment brought forward by two other Democratic senators to reverse the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. FEC decision, which would allow Congress to limit campaign contributions. “Let’s keep our elections from becoming speculative ventures for the wealthy, and put a stop to the hostile takeover to our democratic process by a couple of billionaire oil barons,” he said on the Senate floor on Thursday. Introduced by Michael Bennet of Colorado and Tom Udall of New...
  • Bill Clinton: It Took Hillary Six Months to Recover

    05/14/2014 5:33:49 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 34 replies
    May 14, 2014 7:51 PM Bill Clinton: It Took Hillary Six Months to Recover By NRO Staff Missed in Bill Clinton’s mockery of Karl Rove today was that he blew up the official account of Hillary Clinton’s near-instantaneous recovery from her December 2012 episode. The former president said it took Hillary six months to recover, as ABC News reports: “They went to all this trouble to say she had staged what was a terrible concussion that required six months of very serious work to get over,” he said. “It’s something she never low-balled with the American people, never tried to...
  • Kerry to warn of climate threats to national security in speech [extreme weather events across the]

    05/14/2014 9:22:02 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 21 replies
    Kerry to warn of climate threats to national security in speech By Laura Barron-Lopez - 05/14/14 11:43 AM EDT Secretary of State John Kerry plans to give a major speech on the connection between climate change and national security this summer. In an interview with the New York Times, Kerry said the speech would also be an opportunity to build political support for President Obama's climate agenda. “We’re going to try to lay out to people legitimate options for action that are not bank-breaking or negative," Kerry said. A central part of that agenda are regulations to curb carbon emissions...
  • Iranian Copy of U.S. Unmanned Stealth Aircraft is a Fake [fiberglass.........]

    05/14/2014 7:56:57 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies
    Iranian Copy of U.S. Unmanned Stealth Aircraft is a Fake By: Dave Majumdar Published: May 12, 2014 4:37 PM Updated: May 12, 2014 5:37 PM So-called Iranian version of the RQ-170. Iran claims it was able to reverse engineer the stealthy unmanned aerial vehicle. FARS News Service Photo Iran’s purported reverse-engineered copies of the Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel unmanned aircraft are nothing but cheap mockups, industry sources told USNI News. The Iranian state-owned Fars News Agency reported that the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) showed off a modified version of the stealthy RQ-170 at an aerospace exhibition in Tehran on...
  • Immigration Enforcement Isn’t Smart, Obama Says

    05/14/2014 7:30:47 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 44 replies
    Immigration Enforcement Isn’t Smart, Obama Says Posted By Neil Munro On 4:44 PM 05/13/2014 Enforcing immigration law “isn’t smart,” President Barack Obama told law enforcement officials Tuesday, just one day after the public learned he had released 36,007 illegal-immigrant murderers, rapists, thieves and other criminals into the nation’s communities. Cops should be going after major criminals, not the many illegal immigrants that are quietly living in their districts, said Obama, who has twice sworn to uphold the nation’s laws. “You’ve got to spend time dealing with somebody who is not causing any other trouble other than the fact that they...
  • Al Gore: ‘Our democracy has been hacked’

    05/13/2014 2:40:51 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies
    Al Gore: ‘Our democracy has been hacked’ By: Roger Simon May 13, 2014 03:34 PM EDT CHICAGO — You think Al Gore is upset about global warming? You ought to hear him on American politics. “The American political system is an utter catastrophe,” he said. “Our democracy has been hacked. The country is utterly and completely paralyzed. Hog-tied. And on a measure that will mean countless deaths in the future.” “Why?” Gore asked. “The influence of money. The average member of the House and Senate has to spend five hours per day begging rich people for money. Begging rich interests...
  • Russia targets space projects in response to U.S. high-tech sanctions

    05/13/2014 12:07:23 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 22 replies
    Russia targets space projects in response to U.S. high-tech sanctions Reuters 4 hours ago MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will bar the United States from using Russian-made rocket engines for military satellite launches, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Tuesday, retaliating for sanctions on high-tech equipment which Washington has imposed over the Ukraine crisis. He also said Russia would reject a U.S. request to prolong the use of the International Space Station beyond 2020. Russia pledged to respond in kind when the United States said last month that it would deny export licenses for any high-technology items that could aid...
  • No Ifs, No Buts, No Earmarks

    05/13/2014 10:59:15 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 5 replies
    No Ifs, No Buts, No Earmarks Posted by Mike Ricci May 13, 2014 General “As long as I’m here, no earmarks.” With those words, Speaker Boehner threw a bucket of cold water on an “earmark revival” that saw top Senate Democrats pining for a return to business as usual. “I have been a fan of earmarks,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) delcared the other day, while his #2, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) revealed that he has been pushing the White House to bring them back “as a way of greasing the legislative wheels.” Enter Speaker Boehner, who couldn’t have...
  • Gore blames Koch brothers for GOP position on climate

    05/13/2014 10:34:11 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 29 replies
    Gore blames Koch brothers for GOP position on climate By Mario Trujillo - 05/13/14 01:04 PM EDT Former Vice President Al Gore blamed Republicans’ fear of crossing the mega-donor Koch brothers for the GOP's skepticism on climate change. Gore, during an interview Monday, said it is not "complicated why they have all been cowed into abandoning" their position on the issue, asserting that Republicans fear facing opponents financed by billionaires Charles and David Koch, who have poured millions into the midterm elections this year. "Anyone who wants to set his or her aspirations on the Republican nomination for the presidency...
  • Rogers: Obama can't base policy on 'what's trending on Twitter'

    05/11/2014 8:56:21 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 15 replies
    May 11, 2014, 11:28 am Rogers: Obama can't base policy on 'what's trending on Twitter' By Cameron Joseph House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) criticized the Obama administration for not paying enough attention to Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram before they abducted hundreds of girls. "This was a problem in 2010 when Boko Haram said they wanted to be a part of Al Qaeda. That's when the problem started," Rogers said, referring to the State Department's decision not to classify Boko Haram as a terrorist group. "You can't base your policy on what's trending on twitter. It has to...
  • Boehner: House won't arrest Lerner

    05/11/2014 8:07:02 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 83 replies
    Boehner: House won't arrest Lerner By Russell Berman - 05/11/14 10:53 AM EDT The House has held Lois Lerner in contempt, but it won’t use its power to place the former IRS official under arrest, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said on Sunday. Under a precedent affirmed by the Supreme Court, each chamber of Congress can authorize its sergeant-at-arms to detain individuals it holds in contempt. But Boehner said on "Fox News Sunday" that he has no interest in doing that with Lerner, whom the House last week voted to hold in contempt over her refusal to testify about her role...
  • Wasserman Schultz: Benghazi focus meant to drive GOP turnout [they'd lost on ObamaCare...]

    05/11/2014 7:17:54 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 27 replies
    May 11, 2014, 09:40 am Wasserman Schultz: Benghazi focus meant to drive GOP turnout By Cameron Joseph Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) slammed Republicans for creating a select committee on Benghazi, arguing they did it to gin up conservative enthusiasm because they'd lost on ObamaCare. "The bottom line here is that Republicans have clearly lost the ability, because we've had such a precipitous drop among Republicans even in their fervor for repealing the Affordable Care Act, that they are clearly doing this to drive their turnout," Wasserman Schultz said on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday morning....
  • 'Killer robots' to be debated at UN

    05/09/2014 9:39:39 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 16 replies
    9 May 2014 Last updated at 11:19 ET 'Killer robots' to be debated at UN Killer robots will be debated during an informal meeting of experts at the United Nations in Geneva. Two robotics experts, Prof Ronald Arkin and Prof Noel Sharkey, will debate the efficacy and necessity of killer robots. The meeting will be held during the UN Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW). A report on the discussion will be presented to the CCW meeting in November. This will be the first time that the issue of killer robots, or lethal autonomous weapons systems, will be addressed within...
  • Beverly Hills Bans Fracking

    05/09/2014 8:53:56 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 40 replies
    Beverly Hills Bans Fracking Daniel Halper May 9, 2014 11:43 AM Beverly Hills has banned fracking. Which makes it "the first municipality in California to prohibit the controversial technique for extracting natural gas and oil from underground rock deposits," according to Reuters. As Gary Schmitt of the American Enterprise Institute comments, "The City Council of Beverly Hills has unanimously voted to ban hydraulic fracking within the city’s boundaries. Obviously, the movie and television industry is doing well enough that no one needs the extra cash that might come from accessing underground deposits of natural gas. Plus ... it’s really difficult...
  • 'You are screwing up my speech': President Obama almost loses his cool with angry heckler......

    05/09/2014 5:52:31 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 58 replies
    'You are screwing up my speech': President Obama almost loses his cool with angry heckler at $32,400 a ticket Democrat fundraiser in California President interrupted during address to tech-leaders in San Jose, California on Thursday Riled that he was unable to finish his speech, the president kept calm Told his heckler that he would speak to him afterwards but he 'kinda screwed up my ending.' Is on a three-day fund raising trip to California and met with Yahoo Inc CEO Marissa Mayer before the speech About 250 people paid between $1,000 and $32,400 to attend By James Nye Published: 00:46...
  • IRS to Turn Over All Lerner E-Mails

    05/08/2014 1:06:23 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 60 replies
    May 8, 2014 3:23 PM IRS to Turn Over All Lerner E-Mails By Eliana Johnson Less than 24-hours after the House voted to hold disgraced Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress, the agency agreed to turn over all of Lerner’s e-mail and correspondence to a House panel investigating its targeting of conservative non-profit groups. “While it is good that we are finally getting these emails, it should never have taken this long,” Ways and Means Committee chairman Dave Camp said in a statement, arguing that the e-mails are critical to his investigation. “The Committee will thoroughly...
  • Reid: Kochs 'main cause' of climate change

    05/07/2014 8:45:08 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 44 replies
    Reid: Kochs 'main cause' of climate change By: Burgess Everett May 7, 2014 10:37 AM EDT Charles and David Koch are one of the “main causes” of climate change, charged Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on the Senate floor. “While the Koch brothers admit to not being experts on the matter, these billionaire oil tycoons are certainly… experts at contributing to climate change. That’s what they do very well. They are one of the main causes of this. Not a cause, the main cause,” Reid said. Now in his fifth month of flogging the billionaire conservative benefactors on the Senate...
  • Putin says Russian troops pull back from Ukraine border

    05/07/2014 8:31:32 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies
    <p>Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russian troops have pulled back from the Ukrainian border, and is urging separatists in eastern Ukraine to postpone Sunday's referendum on secession.</p> <p>Pentagon Spokesman Col. Steve Warren told Fox News the U.S. has "seen no change in Russian force posture along the Ukrainian border.”</p>
  • Global Warming Renamed Again: Now It’s ‘Global Climate Disruption’

    05/06/2014 9:58:31 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 34 replies
    May 6, 2014 10:42 AM Global Warming Renamed Again: Now It's 'Global Climate Disruption' By Greg Pollowitz President Obama’s science adviser, John Holdren, thinks we should change the name of “climate change,” which was formerly known as “global warming,” to ”global climate disruption.” Via ScienceInsider: First there was “global warming.” Then many researchers suggested “climate change” was a better term. Now, White House science adviser John Holdren is renewing his call for a new nomenclature to describe the end result of dumping vast quantities of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases into Earth’s atmosphere: “global climate disruption.” “I’ve always thought...
  • Monica Lewinsky Blames the Internet

    05/06/2014 8:54:12 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 35 replies
    Monica Lewinsky Blames the Internet The Atlantic Wire By Allie Jones 55 minutes ago Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky, probably due to growing Clinton nostalgia in politics and on Tumblr, broke her silence with a personal essay for Vanity Fair this month. In it, she posits, "thanks to the Drudge Report, I was ... possibly the first person whose global humiliation was driven by the Internet." The full essay will be available digitally on Thursday, but here are the highlights. Lewinsky, who is only 40 now, expresses regret: "I, myself, deeply regret what happened between me and President Clinton....
  • John Kerry won't comply with Benghazi subpoena, State Dept. says

    05/06/2014 8:37:14 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 34 replies
    ByStephanie CondonCBS NewsMay 6, 2014, 10:35 AM John Kerry won't comply with Benghazi subpoena, State Dept. says Secretary of State John Kerry won't comply with the subpoena he received to appear before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on May 21 because he will be out of the country that day, a State Department spokesman said Monday. Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., subpoenaed Kerry to testify before the committee about the Sept. 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya that left four Americans dead, but Kerry has plans to be in Mexico on the day of the hearing, spokesman...
  • Kerry: 'Two Years and Three Quarters Left as the Secretary, Provided I Don’t Screw Up'

    05/06/2014 7:14:24 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies
    Kerry: 'Two Years and Three Quarters Left as the Secretary, Provided I Don’t Screw Up' Jeryl Bier May 6, 2014 7:19 AM Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to the U.S. embassy staff in Luanda, Angola on Sunday as he continued his visit to the continent of Africa. A portion of his remarks seemed to reflect the secretary's awareness of the somewhat precarious position he may be in owing to numerous volatile situations currently on his plate (Iran, Syria, Israel-Palestinian peace talks, Ukraine). As he spoke about significant events currently underway in Angola as well as in Africa in general,...
  • Climate change affecting every region of US, new WH report finds

    05/06/2014 6:37:33 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 62 replies
    Climate change affecting every region of US, new WH report finds By Laura Barron-Lopez - 05/06/14 09:08 AM EDT A new White House report released Tuesday concludes that human-generated climate change is having dramatic effects on every part of the nation. The National Climate Assessment, which the administration touted as the most comprehensive look yet at global warming in the U.S., concludes that climate change is raising temperatures, making water more scarce and wildfires more common. It said climate change has “moved firmly into the present” for the U.S., underscoring the need for urgent action to combat threats. “Americans are...
  • White House may not cooperate with Benghazi select panel

    05/05/2014 12:01:36 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 103 replies
    White House may not cooperate with Benghazi select panel By Justin Sink - 05/05/14 02:40 PM EDT The White House suggested Monday it may not cooperate with a new House select committee investigating the terror attack in Benghazi. Press secretary Jay Carney said that the White House has "always cooperated with legitimate oversight," but called the new probe a “highly partisan effort to politicize” the deadly attack. "If you look at even what some Republicans have said, it certainly casts doubt on the legitimacy of an effort that is so partisan in nature," Carney said. "I don't think there are...
  • Will Obama Claim Executive Privilege On Benghazi?

    05/05/2014 10:28:19 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 26 replies
    Will Obama Claim Executive Privilege On Benghazi? by Ken Klukowski 5 May 2014, 7:50 AM PDT post a comment With Congress breathing down his neck on Benghazi, President Obama has a legal ace in his hand – executive privilege – which he could assert to protect the documents explaining exactly why the White House came to blame the attack on a YouTube video. Politically, however, it's a hand he dare not play. To get the strongest legal backing for the privilege, Obama would need to claim he personally participated in the conversations about telling America the falsehood that the 9/11...