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  • Toddler accidentally shoots Hayden Walmart shopper (Killed his mother)

    12/30/2014 12:52:36 PM PST · by sunmars · 177 replies
    HAYDEN, Idaho—Employees evacuated the Hayden Walmart on Tuesday following a shooting inside the store. Authorities on the scene around 11:15 a.m. described the shooting as "accidental." A woman was shopping with four kids, when one of the kids reached into her purse and accidentally discharged the weapon, according to Kootenai County Sheriff's Deputies at the scene. The gunshot killed the 29-year-old woman. Deputies on scene said the child who accidentally fired the handgun was about 2-years-old. Deputies said the woman and children were in the back of the store near the electronics area when it happened. Deputies said the woman...
  • O'Keefe : Mark Udall Advocates Condone Voter Fraud: "That’s not even like lying or stealing"

    10/22/2014 7:52:32 AM PDT · by sunmars · 182 replies
    Awesome" is a very common word used by Democratic operatives in Colorado when discussing potential voter fraud. Project Veritas Action went undercover in the Centennial State to reveal just how prone their mail-in ballot system is to likely voter fraud.
  • Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard indicted on 23 felony corruption charges by Lee County Grand Jury

    10/20/2014 2:41:12 PM PDT · by sunmars · 73 replies
    MONTGOMERY, Alabama --- Mike Hubbard, speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives and a powerful leader in the state Republican Party, has been indicted by a grand jury and charged with 23 counts, including using his office for personal gain and soliciting things of value. Hubbard, 52, who led a historic Republican takeover of the state Legislature during the 2010 election, was charged after an investigation in his home county that has lasted more than a year. The charges against Hubbard include 23 class B felonies. Those charges include: Four counts of using of his office as Chairman of the...
  • Keep digging, Wendy! Tapped-out Team Davis reduced to playing the di*do card.

    10/20/2014 2:30:49 PM PDT · by sunmars · 29 replies
    Keep digging, Wendy! Tapped-out Team Davis reduced to playing the sex aid card. This is not a joke....She is now attacking Abbott now on sex aids.......following on from the marriage attack earlier.....
  • Democrats: 'We Are Completely Out of Ideas'

    The Democrats “are completely out of ideas.” That line isn’t from the head of the Republican National Committee; it’s what the Democrats are saying in their latest fundraising pitch. “We are completely out of ideas,” reads the opening of an email from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. After President Clinton emailed you this morning to ask for help, we really thought we would be in a better place.But we aren’t. The Koch Brothers, Karl Rove, and the other Republican outside groups are spending millions against us. It’s the biggest spending spree of any midterm election EVER. So big — it...
  • Wendy Davis Campaign Launches Its Most Absurd Attack on Greg Abbott Yet

    10/20/2014 11:15:54 AM PDT · by sunmars · 77 replies
    Her new Ad : Texas AG Greg Abbott Doesn't Know If He Would've Defended Bans on Interracial Marriage 50 Years Ago..... San Antonio Express-News reporter Peggy Fikac runs a story in which she attempts to tie Texas Republican governor nominee Greg Abbott to a little misstep made by a fellow Republican who is several states away. The subject is state-level bans on interracial marriage, which were struck down by courts decades ago. They are not relevant today, but reporters like Fikac are attempting to equate them with the current trend of courts striking down bans on same-sex marriage. And Wendy...
  • Kentucky Senate: McConnell (R) 52%, Grimes (D) 44%

    10/17/2014 11:04:33 AM PDT · by sunmars · 98 replies
    Seventy-six percent (76%) of Kentucky voters say they have already made up their minds how they are going to vote, and McConnell leads 55% to 45% among these voters. Among the 24% who still could change their minds, the candidates are tied at 41% apiece, with 17% opting for a third-party candidate or undecided. Among the 84% of Kentucky voters who say they will definitely vote in this contest, McConnell leads 53% to 44%. Grimes has the support of 73% of Kentucky Democrats and 16% of the state’s Republicans. McConnell earns 83% backing from his fellow Republicans and 24% of...
  • Ron Klain to be Ebola czar: report

    10/17/2014 7:16:37 AM PDT · by sunmars · 131 replies
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Ron Klain, the former chief of staff to Vice Presidents Al Gore and Joe Biden, will be named Ebola czar, according to a report on CNN.
  • U.S. Soldiers Get Just Four Hours of Ebola Training

    As the U.S. military rushes to combat Ebola in West Africa, soldiers are receiving on-the-fly instructions on how to protect themselves against the deadly virus. American military operations to fight Ebola in Africa are unfolding quickly—forcing the military to come up with some procedures and protocols on the fly. Soldiers preparing for deployment to West Africa are given just four hours of Ebola-related training before leaving to combat the epidemic. And the first 500 soldiers to arrive have been holing up in Liberian hotels and government facilities while the military builds longer-term infrastructure on the ground. For soldiers at Fort...
  • Breaking Now : AFP: authorities say a second health worker in Texas has tested positive for Ebola

    10/15/2014 1:55:41 AM PDT · by sunmars · 401 replies
    Just Breaking on News Wires now.
  • DSCC Goes Dark in Kentucky

    10/14/2014 11:28:22 AM PDT · by sunmars · 63 replies
    The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has gone dark in Kentucky, where the party is targeting Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. After a significant investment in support of Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, the DSCC had not reserved time for the final three weeks of the race and, as of today, is no longer on the air. “The DSCC has now spent more than 2 million in Kentucky and continues to make targeted investments in the ground game while monitoring the race for future investments, but is currently not on the air in the state,” a DSCC official told...
  • The Spanish nurse is named and now the authorities want to put down her DOG.

    10/07/2014 12:26:58 PM PDT · by sunmars · 84 replies
    The Spanish nurse who became the first outside of Africa to become infected with Ebola has been named along with her husband. Teresa Romero Ramos and Javier Limon Romero are being held in quarantine in separate rooms at the same hospital in the Spanish capital. Ms Romero Ramos, 44, from Galicia in northwest Spain, who is one of the medical team that treated two repatriated Spanish priests who died from Ebola, was diagnosed with the killer disease yesterday. Their identities came out after Mr Romero asked a Spanish animal charity to start a social media campaign to stop health officials...
  • Some Ebola experts worry virus may spread more easily than assumed

    10/07/2014 7:32:31 AM PDT · by sunmars · 34 replies
    "Yet some scientists who have long studied Ebola say such assurances are premature — and they are concerned about what is not known about the strain now on the loose. It is an Ebola outbreak like none seen before, jumping from the bush to urban areas, giving the virus more opportunities to evolve as it passes through multiple human hosts. Dr. C.J. Peters, who battled a 1989 outbreak of the virus among research monkeys housed in Virginia and who later led the CDC’s most far-reaching study of Ebola’s transmissibility in humans, said he would not rule out the possibility that...
  • Ebola outbreak: Spread of deadly disease across Europe is 'unavoidable', warns WHO-[22 monitored]

    10/07/2014 3:34:07 AM PDT · by sunmars · 133 replies
    independent.co.uk ^ | Oct 7, 2014 | James Rush
    <p>Breaking just now on news channels this morning. many more under qurantine but 4 more hospitalized with symptoms of Ebola in Madrid including husband.</p>
  • Republican Up 6 Points In Iowa Senate Race, Quinnipiac University

    09/17/2014 5:15:33 AM PDT · by sunmars · 18 replies
    Neutralizing the traditional Democratic lead among women voters, Republican State Sen. Joni Ernst leads U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley, the Democrat, 50 - 44 percent among likely voters in the race to replace U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin in Iowa, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Ernst leads among men 56 - 39 percent, while Braley leads among women by a smaller 50 - 44 percent margin, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. This survey of likely voters can not be compared with earlier surveys of registered voters. The Republican also leads 50 - 43 percent among a key...
  • Colorado's Gov Hickenlooper Down 10 Points In Gov Race.

    09/17/2014 5:08:34 AM PDT · by sunmars · 62 replies
    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper ties former U. S. Rep. Bob Beauprez, the Republican challenger, among women and trails among all likely voters 50 – 40 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Libertarian candidate Matthew Hess and Green Party candidate Harry Hempy each have 3 percent. Women likely voters are divided, with 46 percent for Gov. Hickenlooper and 47 percent for Beauprez, while men back the Republican 54 – 34 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. This survey of likely voters can not be compared with earlier surveys of registered voters. Beauprez leads 89 – 5...
  • New York Times Sees Drastic Swing In Alaska Senate Race

    09/13/2014 11:24:08 AM PDT · by sunmars · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4:26 PM 09/08/2014
    The Alaska U.S. Senate race has seen a “significant shift” in favor of Republican nominee Dan Sullivan, according to new polling data from The New York Times. Democratic freshman incumbent Mark Begich had been leading Sullivan, the state’s former attorney general and a former Bush administration official. But a disastrous ad campaign by Begich recently upended the race, and now, based on updated data from an online panel The Times monitors in conjunction with CBS News and YouGov, Sullivan has seen an 18-point swing in his favor. (RELATED: Attorney Slams Begich For Refusing To Take Down ‘Offensive’ Ad) “The only...
  • Obama authorizes $25 mln in immediate military aid to Iraq: White House

    09/10/2014 1:45:43 PM PDT · by sunmars · 24 replies
    WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama authorized $25 million in "immediate military assistance" on Wednesday for the Iraqi government and Kurdistan Regional Government to help with military education and training, according to a memorandum posted on the White House website.
  • Resurgent Taliban threaten US exit strategy for Afghanistan

    09/09/2014 10:01:16 AM PDT · by sunmars · 21 replies
    Channel 4 UK ^ | Alex Thomson
    In parts of Helmand province, the UK and the US lost more soldiers in the long Afghan war than any other Afghan area. Helmand – where the fighting was long and hard. Helmand – where so many lost limbs or were otherwise terribly mutilated in a long and now lost war by a Nato now thoroughly preoccupied with matters elsewhere. But 6 September the New York Times published an important report with the story Kabuli officials want to cover up and nobody anywhere near Nato would want to tell. They are saying more than 200 police officers and Afghan soldiers...
  • Destroying ISIS May Take Years, U.S. Officials Say

    09/07/2014 9:00:21 PM PDT · by sunmars · 30 replies
    NYT ^ | By ERIC SCHMITT, MICHAEL R. GORDON and HELENE COOPER | SEPT. 7, 2014
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is preparing to carry out a campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria that may take three years to complete, requiring a sustained effort that could last until after President Obama has left office, according to senior administration officials. The first phase, an air campaign with nearly 145 airstrikes in the past month, is already underway to protect ethnic and religious minorities and American diplomatic, intelligence and military personnel, and their facilities, as well as to begin rolling back ISIS gains in northern and western Iraq. The next phase, which would begin sometime...
  • Kobach: Democrat Chad Taylor’s name will remain on ballot for U.S. Senate.

    09/04/2014 2:00:54 PM PDT · by sunmars · 41 replies
    Democrat Chad Taylor must stay on the ballot for U.S. Senate in Kansas, Secretary of State Kris Kobach said Thursday afternoon. Kobach said Taylor submitted a letter Wednesday to withdraw from the race but did not declare he was incapable of serving, which is also required. The Kansas Republican Party had questioned whether Taylor, the Shawnee County district attorney, could withdraw. Kansas law means “we now have no choice” but to put Taylor’s name on the ballot, Kobach told reporters at an afternoon news conference. “The law is the law.” Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/election/article1504835.html#storylink=cpy
  • Democrat's exit roils Kansas Senate race

    09/03/2014 3:32:16 PM PDT · by sunmars · 77 replies
    Democrat Chad Taylor has dropped out of the Kansas Senate race, according to local reports, complicating Sen. Pat Roberts’s (R-Kan.) reelection fight. ADVERTISEMENT Local outlet Kansas First News is reporting Taylor, the Shawnee County district attorney, said he submitted papers to withdraw himself from the ballot at 4:15 p.m. Central Time Wednesday, just 45 minutes before the deadline to exit the race. The race is now a three-way battle between Roberts, independent Greg Orman and libertarian Randall Batson. Now, Taylor’s exit may create more of a headache for Roberts, who has emerged as surprisingly vulnerable in recent weeks, with multiple...
  • Walker, Mallott to join forces in governor's race - Alaska

    The Alaska Democratic Party broke with long tradition Monday when its central committee voted 89-2 to not field a gubernatorial ticket and instead put its weight behind the independent campaign of Bill Walker and Byron Mallott. The vote to support the fusion ticket was contingent on Walker dropping his Republican Party affiliation. Mallott will quit as the Democratic Party’s nominee for governor, as will his running mate, state Sen. Hollis French. But Mallott will remain a Democrat, executive director Kay Brown said after the vote at party headquarters in a Spenard bungalow.
  • Surprise coming in MA gubernatorial race?

    08/29/2014 7:53:52 AM PDT · by sunmars · 61 replies
    After this week’s dreary news out of Kansas, we owe Hot Air readers a pleasant surprise, and this may be it. Martha Coakley, who lost a special election to fill the Senate seat vacated by the death of Ted Kennedy four years ago despite the near-total grip Democrats have on Massachusetts, may be in the process of losing another election. Republican gubernatorial nominee Charlie Baker took his first lead in the Boston Globe poll series, edging Coakley barely, while neither candidate looks to be catching fire: Republican Charlie Baker has edged ahead of Democrat Martha Coakley in the race for...
  • Obama to go it alone vs. ISIL in Syria; won’t seek congressional approval

    08/25/2014 1:46:45 PM PDT · by sunmars · 55 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Dave Boyer
    The White House said Monday that President Obama won’t necessarily seek congressional approval if he decides to order airstrikes in Syria against militants of the Islamic State. White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Mr. Obama, who is meeting with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Monday afternoon, “has not made a decision to pursue any military action in Syria.” But he said the president doesn’t see the need to seek congressional approval as he did a year ago, when he was considering an attack on the regime of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad for its use of chemical weapons. “That was a...
  • Report: Obama Delayed James Foley Rescue a Month, Fretting over His Image and Golfing

    08/24/2014 2:26:07 PM PDT · by sunmars · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dan Riehl
    According to a new Sunday Times report by Toby Harden, "Pentagon sources said Foley and the others might well have been rescued but Obama, concerned about the ramifications of US troops being killed or captured in Syria, took too long to authorise the mission." It's claimed that Obama was concerned about his administration being Carterized had the mission failed.
  • Obama sends White House aides to Ferguson funeral

    08/24/2014 2:45:40 AM PDT · by sunmars · 35 replies
    President Barack Obama is sending three White House officials to the funeral service of the Missouri teenager whose death in a police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, has sparked days of racial unrest. Leading the group for Monday’s service will be the chairman of the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force, Broderick Johnson. My Brother’s Keeper is an Obama initiative that aims to empower young minorities. Johnson is also the secretary for the Cabinet. Also attending will be the deputy director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, Marlon Marshall, and an adviser for the office, Heather Foster. The White House...
  • Libya Islamist militias 'seize Tripoli airport'

    08/23/2014 12:17:53 PM PDT · by sunmars · 30 replies
    A statement shown on screen on An-Nabaa television, regarded as close to the Islamists, said: "Fajr Libya announces that it totally controls Tripoli international airport." Earlier on Saturday, leaders of the Islamist coalition, partly comprising men from Misrata, east of Tripoli, said their forces were advancing on the airport, having taken a bridge and a military base. The strategic site 30 kilometres (20 miles) south of the Libyan capital, has been shut since July 13 amid skirmishes between the Islamists and the Zintan force, allies of rogue general Khalifa Haftar, based at Benghazi in eastern Libya and hostile to the...
  • U.S. military mulls sending about 300 more troops to Iraq as airstrikes continue

    08/20/2014 11:59:36 AM PDT · by sunmars · 44 replies
    WASHINGTON — U.S. officials say military planners are weighing the possibility of sending more American forces to Iraq mainly to provide additional security around Baghdad. A senior U.S. official says the number of troops currently under discussion would be fewer than 300, but there has been no final decision yet by Pentagon leaders. The talks come as American fighter jets and drones conducted nearly a dozen airstrikes in Iraq since Tuesday when Islamic State militants threatened to kill a second American captive in retribution for any continued attacks.
  • American journalist James Foley reportedly beheaded by ISIS

    Warning for link - can be distressing. Evil straight from the pits of hell': American journalist James Foley reportedly beheaded by ISIS
  • Obama Sending 200 More US Troops to Iraq [Now 300]

    06/30/2014 2:36:26 PM PDT · by sunmars · 57 replies
    <p>President Barack Obama says he's sending about 200 more U.S. troops to Iraq to protect Americans and the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.</p> <p>The announcement will bring to nearly 800 the total number of U.S. forces in and around Iraq to train local forces, secure the embassy and protect American interests.</p>
  • Kerry: We may welcome Iraq’s new Iranian overlords, Update: White House reverses course

    06/16/2014 11:51:06 AM PDT · by sunmars · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | Ed Morrissey
    Update 2:43 pm ET: The White House just reversed course on Kerry: White House says U.S. won't pursue coordinated military action with Iran in Iraq.
  • UK outlaws Isis, the militant group behind Iraqi attacks

    06/16/2014 10:29:57 AM PDT · by sunmars · 9 replies
    The Islamist militant group that has seized control of parts of Iraq has been outlawed in the UK. The Home Office said it would be a criminal offence to associate with or give financial backing to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis). The UK has ruled out a role in any possible military action but may give other support to the Iraqi government. Nick Clegg has warned that the turmoil in Iraq and Syria is a "very direct threat" to the safety of UK citizens. The deputy prime minister said the UK would not provide "active frontline...
  • U.S. Navy ship with 550 Marines on board entering Gulf: CNN

    06/16/2014 5:00:10 AM PDT · by sunmars · 107 replies
    The USS Mesa Verde with 550 Marines on board entered the Gulf on Monday to support possible U.S. action to help Iraq's Shi'ite-led government combat a Sunni Islamist insurgency that has overtaken large areas of the country's north, CNN reported. The USS Mesa Verde joins the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush, which the Pentagon ordered on Saturday to move into the Gulf. President Barack Obama has said he is considering military action, short of putting U.S. troops in Iraq, to aid that government's efforts to stop the insurgency.
  • U.S. to Evacuate Many Staff Members From Baghdad Embassy

    06/15/2014 1:15:02 PM PDT · by sunmars · 76 replies
    <p>The American Embassy in Baghdad plans to evacuate a substantial number of its personnel this week in the face of a militant advance that rapidly swept from the north toward the capital, the State Department announced on Sunday.</p> <p>The embassy, a beige fortress on the banks of the Tigris River within the heavily-secured Green Zone, where Iraqi government buildings are also located, has the largest staff of any United States Embassy.</p>
  • ISIL fighters seize Turkish consulate in Iraq's Mosul

    Militants have seized the Turkish consulate in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul and efforts are under way to ensure the safety of diplomatic staff, two Turkish government sources told Reuters on Wednesday. Sunni insurgents from an al Qaeda splinter group, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), seized Mosul on Tuesday in a show of strength against Iraq's Shi'ite-led government. "Certain militant groups in Mosul have been directly contacted to ensure the safety of diplomatic staff," a Turkish government source said, adding there was no immediate information on the status of the diplomats. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip...
  • Iraq's prime minister asks parliament to declare a state of emergency over Mosul attack.

    06/10/2014 4:58:07 AM PDT · by sunmars · 57 replies
    <p>Iraq's prime minister has asked parliament to declare a state of emergency over a militant attack in Mosul.</p>
  • Vanity: Mosul overrun by AQ.Iraqi PM just called for urgent help from UN,EU,Arab Leagu

    06/10/2014 4:38:36 AM PDT · by sunmars · 38 replies
    Stunning developments right now. Iraqi prime minister al-Maliki has just called for urgent help from the UN, the EU and the Arab League. As of right now Mosul has been taken by Isis - AQ, 28 turkish truck drivers kidnapped, Mosul Airport over-run and Isis has taken aircraft. Well done AQ now has a fleet of military helicopters. Militant gunmen free up to 1000 in Mosul prison break Military has abandoned all posts in Mosul. So does Obama still think this is going well?
  • AP: Congress not told of swap because Taliban threatened to kill him if agreement was leaked.

    06/05/2014 10:02:10 AM PDT · by sunmars · 245 replies
    AP
    Just Breaking on AP wires.......I have heard it all now.......lies lies and more lies.
  • 50,000 Gallons of Oil Spills on Los Angeles Street

    05/15/2014 3:30:05 AM PDT · by sunmars · 33 replies
    The Los Angeles Fire Department reports a ruptured oil pipe near Glendale has spilled about 50,000 gallons of crude oil onto streets. According to a Fire Department release, the leak from a 20-inch pipe was reported around 12:15 a.m. and the oil line was remotely shut off. No injuries were reported. Oil spilled over approximately half a mile and is knee high in some areas. A handful of commercial businesses are affected.
  • Ankara ‘adds’ uranium clause in nuclear deal with Tokyo

    Ankara demanded allowance for uranium enrichment and plutonium extraction in a nuclear export deal inked with Tokyo, a Japanese daily quoted as a Japanese Foreign Ministry official as saying. A clause, which was added in the nuclear agreement signed by the two nations, upon TurkeyÂ’s demand prompted concerns over a possible proliferation of nuclear weapons. The clause at issue allows Turkey to enrich uranium and extract plutonium, potentially creating nuclear material for weapons, Japanese daily Asahi Shimbun reported on Jan. 8. A senior Japanese Foreign Ministry official claimed the clause was added at the request of Turkey, the daily also...
  • Truck en route to Syria stirs crisis between judiciary, executive (weapons truck)

    A mysterious truck with an alleged cargo of arms and humanitarian aid en route to Syria and escorted by Turkish intelligence officers has pitted the government against the judiciary after the local governor ordered security forces to stop executing a search warrant ordered by prosecutors, local media have reported. Turkish gendarmes allegedly discovered weapons and ammunition as well as humanitarian aid in a truck bound for Syria in the southern province of Hatay, the Hürriyet daily claimed in a report which appeared on its website on Thursday. As per claims, the gendarmerie discovered, in an initial search in the truck,...
  • Mugger shot dead after bullet bounces off victim's face

    01/01/2014 4:09:12 AM PST · by sunmars · 35 replies
    The incident happened when a group of males accosted the man at a housing complex in San Francisco and demanded he hand over his possessions, police said. The man complied, but as the muggers were taking his valuables, including a mobile phone, one of them pulled a handgun and shot at him. The bullet struck his face, bounced off, then hit one of the other robbers, 16-year-old Clifton Chatman. When police arrived on the scene, Chatman was pronounced dead and the muggers’ victim was taken to hospital with serious injuries. He is expected to survive. The other suspects fled following...
  • Iranian multi-billionaire Zanjani arrested

    "Sanction profiteering" Iranian multi-billionaire Babak Zanjani has been arrested, Fars News Agency quoted Iran Judiciary spokesman Mohsen Ejei as saying on Dec.30. Before, the Central Bank of Iran announced on Dec. 28 that Zanjani has not paid any sold oil's money to the Central Bank of Iran. Zanjani who is the owner or shareholder of at least 70 companies and banks including Bank Arzesh in Tajikistan and First Islamic Bank had been involved in Iran's oil sell and transferring the sold oil's money to the country to bypass the imposed western sanctions on the country. Zanjani's name also was mentioned...
  • Turkey And Iran Accused Of Oil-For-Cash Sanctions Scheme

    12/29/2013 9:26:51 AM PST · by sunmars · 16 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Jamie Dettmer
    An unfolding corruption scandal in Turkey has uncovered transactions that may have allowed Tehran to circumvent harsh U.S. and E.U. sanctions—a revelation that could destabilize Obama’s nuclear deal and threaten the government of Prime Minister Erdogan. A massive unfolding corruption scandal in Turkey—which has already forced the resignations of three government ministers and threatens to upend the Islamist government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan— is fast acquiring an international dimension amid accusations that Iran is enmeshed in Ankara’s political crisis. What started out as a domestic scandal involving shady real estate deals and allegations of bribery and kickbacks among...
  • Sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela memorial 'was a fake who made up his own hand gestures'

    The sign language interpreter used at Nelson Mandela's football stadium memorial was a fake, it was claimed this morning. Braam Jordaan, a deaf South African and board member of the World Deaf Federation, said he believes the interpreter was making up signs as he went along. "The structure of his hand, facial expressions and the body movements did not follow what the speaker was saying", Mr Jordaan said. Mr Jordaan claimed the man, who signed for a portion of the ceremony including Barack Obama's speech, was simply making up his own signs.
  • Poll: Tom Cotton Takes Lead in Arkansas

    Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor is trailing Republican challenger Rep. Tom Cotton in the Arkansas Senate race according to a poll released Monday. Forty-eight percent of respondents support Cotton compared to 41 percent behind the incumbent Pryor, according to the poll. The poll shows that the race has taken a turn due to Pryor’s support for Obamacare, according to Politico. The last published numbers from this marquee match-up came in the midst of October’s government shutdown and before the national focus turned to the disastrous rollout of Obamacare, which Pryor voted for. Four polls taken that month showed the race within...
  • US now indicates Iran interim deal wasn’t quite finalized

    11/27/2013 2:18:06 PM PST · by sunmars · 52 replies
    US now indicates Iran interim deal wasn’t quite finalized ‘Technical details’ have yet to be worked out, State Department says, meaning six-month countdown to permanent deal hasn’t started and Iran isn’t bound by any new terms Iran is currently enjoying a “window” of time before the six-month deal signed in Geneva early Sunday goes into effect, during which it is not bound to take any credible steps toward disabling its ability to produce a nuclear weapon, the State Department acknowledged Tuesday. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said that the six-month interim period, during which Iran would take steps to rein...
  • Obama 2005 : Nuclear Option Not What Founders Had In Mind, Will Poison Washington.

    So in 2005 it was bad when GWB was in power but in 2013, its good because he is Pres. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4q6aqw_SfU0&feature=youtu.be
  • Deeds stabbed father 1 day after he was sent to psych ward but sent away as there was no room.

    Former Virginia governor candidate Creigh Deeds is fighting for his life after he was brutally stabbed by his own 24-year-old son, who then committed suicide - just one day after he was committed to a psychiatric ward. Deeds, a state senator, is in critical condition at University of Virginia hospital after he was found in his home in rural Bath County. Deeds was stabbed multiple times in the head and torso and lost large amounts of blood. The veteran Democratic state legislator's son Gus was found shot dead, as well. Gus had been evaluated by psychiatrists at a mental hospital...