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  • Failed NY Education Commissioner Is the New Secretary of Education

    10/04/2015 12:50:06 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | October 3, 2015 | S. Noble
    John King Jr. was a miserable failure as Commissioner of Education in New York. He waylaid his failure in New York into the assistant’s job in the US Department of Education. He will be the new Secretary of Education. King came to New York as an extremely well-educated egghead with little educational experience and none in public schools. He implemented Common Core in a bizarre manner and blamed the horrendous results on New York’s “ignorant” children. Even though New York’s standards were the highest in the nation, he claimed the students were not used to high standards. He tied...
  • Don’t read too much into Clinton’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ sketch. Please.

    10/04/2015 6:23:28 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 4, 2015 | Philip Bump
    The first thing worth pointing out about Hillary Clinton on “Saturday Night Live” is that she is a decent actor.
  • Hillary Clinton has an image problem. She’s going on ‘Saturday Night Live’ to try to fix it.

    10/01/2015 11:37:26 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 1, 2015 | Chris Cillizza
    <p>The news that Hillary Clinton is expected to appear on "Saturday Night Live" represents a clear recognition by her campaign that she has an image problem with the American public that needs fixing — and fast.</p> <p>In order to appear, Mrs. Clinton turned down the chance to give the keynote address to the influential Human Rights Campaign, the country’s most powerful lesbian and gay rights group, which will allow her to make the debut SNL appearance of her 2016 campaign, said several people with knowledge of her schedule who could not discuss private planning for attribution.</p>
  • UPDATES: Shooter Identified – Oregon Community College Shooting – Pre Planned Act of Jihad....

    10/01/2015 11:25:17 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 62 replies
    theconservativetreehouse. ^ | October 1, 2015 | sundance
    Complete Headline: UPDATES: Shooter Identified – Oregon Community College Shooting – Pre Planned Act of Jihad – Warning Posted Yesterday… Shooter ID’d as 26-year-old “Chris Harper Mercer” -- Last night an anonymous poster on the Website 4Chan posted a warning of an intent to carry out an attack at a Northwest U.S. Community College. -- Today an attack was carried out [Snip] The gunman ... asked people if they were Christian. “If they said yes, then they were shot in the head,” she wrote. “If they said no, or didn’t answer, they were shot in the legs.” [Snip] Umpqua Community...
  • Hillary Clinton spent roughly 90 percent of the money she raised over the summer

    10/01/2015 2:28:37 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 1, 2015 | Matea Gold and Anne Gearan
    Democratic presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton raced through millions of dollars over the summer as she expanded her campaign’s ground operations and launched a paid television campaign, spending around nine out of every 10 dollars she raised in the third quarter. Clinton pulled in more than $28 million and spent an estimated $24.8 million, for a burn rate of about 88.7 percent, based on early numbers released by her campaign. As of Sept. 30, she still had more than $32 million on hand, campaign spokesman Josh Schwerin said in a tweet Thursday. That gives her a small financial cushion over...
  • Iran female soccer team accused of manning up (Eight players revealed to be members of wrong gender)

    10/01/2015 6:44:13 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | September 30, 2015 | Stuart Winer
    Iranian soccer fans were left reeling earlier this week after eight members of the women’s national team were found to be men, the Al-Arabiya website reported on Monday. Mojtabi Sharifi, described as an official connected to the Iranian soccer league, said that the footballers “have been playing with Iran’s female team without completing sex change operations.” [Snip] Sharifi accused Iranian football’s governing body of being responsible for the “unethical” cock up.
  • We asked Al Gore three times if he’s running for president, and he wouldn’t say no

    10/01/2015 6:20:20 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    Fusion ^ | September 30, 2015 | Jorge Ramos and Tamara Weston
    We all know where former vice president Al Gore stands when it comes to climate change, but what about a presidential bid for 2016? His name has routinely been floated as a potential Democratic candidate at every primary since losing the presidency to George W. Bush in 2000, but unlike 2004 and 2008, the environmental activist has yet to publicly rule out the possibility of a run. In fact, he’s remained especially shy on the subject this time around, keeping us all wondering about what would be a major political comeback. But when Fusion’s Jorge Ramos had a chance to...
  • Wacko Dan Rather movie still insists forged Bush-National Guard documents were real

    10/01/2015 5:58:31 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 30, 2015 | Kyle Smith
    The classic definition of chutzpah — the guy who murders his parents and then begs for mercy because he’s an orphan — is getting a rewrite with the Oct. 16 release of “Truth,” a movie that insists forged documents are real. Robert Redford, who makes no effort whatsoever to look or sound like Dan Rather, plays the CBS newsman undone after he presented to the public obviously forged documents about then-President George W. Bush’s Texas Air National Guard service in the early 1970s.
  • EPA Proclaims That Sunlight Is Bad for Plants

    09/30/2015 2:57:05 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    EPA ^ | September 29, 2015
    Think sunny days are good for plants? Not always. Sunlight causes #ozone to form, which harms foliage, weakens trees
  • White House Promotes ‘A Safe Place To Pee’ For Transgender Community

    09/30/2015 1:01:48 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 49 replies
    Brietbart ^ | September 29, 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    The White House is reaching out to the transgender community for a list of things that its members want as they follow their lifestyle choices. The initiative was launched with the help of White House Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil, who expressed concern that there is very little data of what the transgender community needs from the government. [Snip] “Jobs, healthcare, housing, a safe place to pee. It’s your time to be heard. Share your #transneeds,” reads a message on the Twitter account calling for everyone to weigh in.
  • More Than 50 People Shot for the Second Weekend in a Row in Chicago

    09/30/2015 10:09:03 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | September 29, 2015 | Trace William Cowen
    Four people were killed and 52 wounded during shootings across Chicago over the weekend. After multiple weekends in a row of increased violence in the city, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is urging a fresh and more proactive approach to gun control. [Snip] At least 2,300 people have been shot in Chicago this year alone, according to the Chicago Tribune. According to their analysis, that's roughly 400 more incidents than during the same period in 2014.
  • Gay Couples in Common Law Marriage States: Call Your Lawyer

    09/30/2015 7:39:35 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | September 30, 2015 | Sarah Rumpf
    A wedding is not just two people exchanging rings; it is an entanglement of their personal, legal, and business affairs. For better or for worse, marriage affects a broad and substantial list of rights involving inheritance, property, child custody, and more. Now that gay marriage is legal in all fifty states, both the people involved in gay relationships and the legislators drafting the laws that govern all these rights need to carefully analyze the issues presented. As it turns out, those who cheered the decision [legalizing homosexual marriage] may have their own reasons to worry. The Law of Unintended Consequences...
  • Where Did Jeb Bush Lose Support? Everywhere – WSJ/NBC Poll

    09/30/2015 6:23:13 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 28, 2015 | Emma Court
    Once hailed as the likely Republican nominee, Jeb Bush’s support has been sliced in half from July to September and now stands at 7% as a variety of potential voters turned to other candidates, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll. [Snip] Mr. Bush lost support across the board: among men and women, voters under and over 50 years of age, talk-radio listeners, and values and tea-party voters alike. Though his support flagged among likely voters who identified as very conservative and total conservatives, Mr. Bush lost the most ground – a 15-point decline — among self-described moderate...
  • Hillary Clinton’s secret face-lift

    09/29/2015 10:18:51 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 65 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 28, 2015 | Emily Smith
    A new book on Hillary Clinton claims she underwent secret plastic surgery ahead of her current run for president. Ed Klein writes in “Unlikeable” that Bill Clinton “wanted her to get a face-lift,” and “She couldn’t do anything about the calendar — she’d be 69 years old in 2016 — but she could do something about the lines and sagging skin on her face.” [Snip] “She had her cheeks lifted and her wrinkles and lines Botoxed . . . She had work done on her eyes as well as on her neck and forehead.”
  • The Mystery of Hillary's Missing Millions (at least $50 million to be exact)

    09/29/2015 7:03:04 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 29, 2015 | Dan Alexander
    Since Bill and Hillary Clinton left the White House in 2001, they have earned more than $230 million. But in federal filings the Clintons claim they are worth somewhere between $11 million and $53 million. After layering years of disclosures on top of annual tax returns, Forbes estimates their combined net worth at $45 million. Where did all of the money go? No one seems to know, and the Clintons aren’t offering any answers. From 2001 to 2014 the power couple spent $95 million on taxes. Hillary’s 2008 presidential run cost her $13 million. Their two homes cost a combined...
  • Virginia teacher put on leave for saying N-word during class

    09/28/2015 5:28:09 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 28, 2015
    An online petition has gathered more than 1,300 signatures on behalf of a popular Virginia high school teacher who was kicked out of the classroom earlier this month for using a racial slur. The petition claims history teacher Lynne Pierce, who is white, did nothing wrong when she uttered the “N-word” during a discussion with her students at Heritage High School in Newport News about racism, derogatory terms and the nickname of the Washington Redskins. Heritage is 90 percent black.
  • Obama, Zuckerberg back out of scandal-plagued foundation gala

    09/27/2015 5:14:03 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 27, 2015 | Ariel Cohen
    While many donors and political figures will attend the annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) gala tonight, many prominent figures, like President Obama, Arianna Huffington, Elton John and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg have reportedly passed up the event in favor of other activities. The $2 billion affair in New York City titled "The Future of Impact" was intended to attract a star-studded guest list and celebrate the accomplishments of Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton. But instead the event appears to be representative of the respect the Clintons have lost this past year, as Hillary faces questioning about her private email server...
  • Republican hard-liners are ‘false prophets,’ Boehner says

    09/27/2015 10:35:52 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 27, 2015 | Mike DeBonis
    Outgoing House Speaker John A. Boehner, in his first one-on-one interview since announcing his resignation last week, compared conservative hard-liners in his party to biblical "false prophets" who promise more than they can deliver. Boehner announced Friday that he would step down Oct. 30 after nearly five years as speaker amid constant pressure from his party's right flank. Asked Sunday by host John Dickerson on a live broadcast of CBS's "Face the Nation" whether those hard-liners are "unrealistic about what can be done in government," Boehner exploded. [Snip] Boehner addressed the remaining five weeks of his speakership, in which he...
  • Los Angeles beaches reopen after syringes, condoms cleaned up

    09/27/2015 8:37:22 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 27, 2015
    The second of two Los Angeles beaches closed after hypodermic needles, condoms and tampon applicators washed ashore has reopened. [Snip] Excessive bacteria levels were also found in the water. Sanitation District spokeswoman Tonya Durrell said crews collected at least 200 pounds of waste from the beaches.
  • Clinton Says She's Been 'As Transparent As Possible' on Emails

    09/27/2015 8:02:34 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 35 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 27, 2015 | Monica Alba
    Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton maintained Sunday that she has done all she can to take responsibility and "be as transparent as possible" about the use of her private email server while she was secretary of state. "It is like a drip, drip, drip," Clinton said in an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press." "I want these questions to be answered." [Snip] Clinton called the possibility of a using a private email server to avoid freedom of information requests or congressional subpoenas "totally ridiculous." The former secretary of state said she used the private server because "it was sitting there in...
  • NBC/WSJ Poll: Trump and Carson Lead GOP; Clinton Loses Ground

    09/27/2015 7:43:10 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 21 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 27, 2015 | Mark Murray
    Donald Trump and Ben Carson are running neck and neck in the national Republican presidential horserace, while Carly Fiorina is now tied for third place with Marco Rubio, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. And on the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton has lost ground to Bernie Sanders — she leads him by just seven points with Joe Biden in the race, and 15 points without the vice president. That's down from Clinton's 34-point lead over Sanders in July and her whopping 60-point lead in June. In the GOP race, Trump is the first choice of 21 percent...
  • Bill Clinton Says Media Is Overhyping Hillary Email Scandal

    09/27/2015 12:03:29 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    Time ^ | September 26, 2015 | Maya Rhodan
    Former President Bill Clinton called the controversy surrounding former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email address and server while in office “catnip” for Republicans in an interview released Saturday. “The other party doesn’t want to run against her and if they do they want her as mangled up as possible,” Clinton told CNN‘s Fareed Zakaria. “They know that if they leak things and say things they know that that is catnip to the people who get bored talking about ‘what’s your position on student loan relief.'”
  • Caitlyn Jenner can legally change name (and gender), L.A. County judge rules

    09/26/2015 12:01:32 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 113 replies
    LA Times ^ | September 25, 2015
    A judge on Friday approved Caitlyn Jenner's request to formally change her name and gender, marking another milestone in the Olympic gold medalist's public transition as a transgender woman. Jenner, 65, sought the change “to better match my identity,” according to court filings she submitted earlier this month.
  • Hundreds of deported immigrants with mental disabilities may return to US

    09/26/2015 7:14:30 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 26, 2015
    Hundreds of immigrants with mental disabilities who were deported from the U.S. after representing themselves in court may be allowed to return to the country under a settlement approved by a judge Friday. [Snip] Under the agreement, the federal government said it will help those with reopened cases return to the U.S. and pay for some transportation costs. The settlement comes after an April 2013 injunction that found immigrants with serious mental disabilities have a right to an attorney if they're found mentally incompetent to represent themselves.
  • Controversial South Park episode shows Donald Trump being raped and murdered ...

    09/24/2015 5:30:11 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 114 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | September 24, 2015 | Chris Pleasance
    Complete Headline: Controversial South Park episode shows Donald Trump being raped and murdered: Show attacks tycoon's run for President, his immigration policies and then kills him off in shocking final scene Donald Trump was on the receiving end of a vicious take-down by South Park on Wednesday evening, which skirted the borders of decency and taste and arguably crossed them. In an almost unprecedented attack on a running presidential candidate, the adult cartoon lampooned the Republican and in a shocking finale, showed the billionaire businessman being brutally raped to death. The inflammatory episode of the satirical cartoon, created by...
  • Caption Contest: Pope "Outs" Obama?

    09/23/2015 1:56:44 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 49 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | September 23, 2015
    Obozo's handlers were obviously asleep at the switch to let this happen.
  • Caitlyn Jenner D.A. Will NOT Prosecute in Fatal Car Crash ... UNLESS

    09/23/2015 9:48:22 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    TMZ ^ | September 23, 2015
    Well-placed sources connected with the L.A. County D.A.'s Office tell us, the people assigned to review the case have determined Jenner's conduct was negligent, but not criminal.
  • Obama’s latest invite for Pope Francis: a Catholic schoolteacher fired over her gay ‘marriage’

    09/23/2015 6:32:55 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 22, 2015 | Lisa Bourne
    The lesbian teacher fired from a Philadelphia-area Catholic school after complaints over her homosexual “marriage” has been invited to the White House to attend the welcoming ceremony for Pope Francis. [Snip] The women, who were already planning to attend papal events in Washington D.C. and the World Meeting of Families, were reportedly “giddy” about the news of their invitation. "Obviously we won't be talking to the pope, but we will be in the vicinity," Winters said of the White House event. "But symbolically, it's a great step forward."
  • Hillary Clinton: I Oppose the Keystone XL Pipeline (to combat global warming)

    09/22/2015 1:58:44 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 35 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 22, 2015 | Monica Alba and Carrie Dann
    After months of declining to take a position on the Keystone XL pipeline, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says she opposes the construction of the project. "I think it is imperative that we look at the Keystone XL pipeline as what I believe it is: A distraction from the important work we have to do to combat climate change, and, unfortunately from my perspective, one that interferes with our ability to move forward and deal with other issues," she said during a campaign event in Iowa Tuesday. "Therefore, I oppose it. I oppose it because I don't think it's in...
  • What a massive sexual assault survey found at 27 top U.S. universities

    09/21/2015 1:44:33 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 21, 2015 | Nick Anderson and Susan Svrluga
    The Association of American Universities on Monday released the overall results of a survey that asked students at 27 universities about their experiences with sexual assault and sexual misconduct, drawing responses from more than 150,000 students. [Snip] Here are key data and reactions from universities that participated in the AAU’s joint study of sexual assault this year. ... The survey found that 23 percent of undergraduate women and 5 percent of undergraduate men said they were victims of non-consensual sexual contact – ranging from penetration to sexual touching — due to force or incapacitation. Eleven percent of undergraduate women said...
  • Two days later, Sanders draws five times as many people as Clinton to event at same university in NH

    09/20/2015 10:46:36 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 20, 2015 | John Wagner
    Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders drew an estimated 3,000 people to a boisterous rally here Sunday night at the University of New Hampshire, about five times as many people as Democratic rival Hillary Rodham Clinton attracted to an event two days ago at the same campus. [Snip] [T]he large disparity in crowd sizes highlights an enthusiasm gap among younger voters in the early nominating states. Recent polls from Iowa and New Hampshire have shown Sanders with sizable leads over Clinton among voters younger than 30.
  • Hillary Clinton to go on offense over GOP plans to repeal Obamacare

    09/20/2015 7:10:53 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 19, 2019 | Anne Gearan
    Hillary Rodham Clinton will begin filling in details this week of her proposal to tweak the Affordable Care Act, and she will attempt to use Republican presidential candidates’ opposition to the health-care-expansion law against them. The focus on health care represents a shift for national Democrats and a full embrace of a law that had a troubled rollout and has not always polled well. Unlike in the 2012 election, when many Democrats tiptoed around their support for Obama’s namesake law, Clinton is making it a central part of her argument that she should succeed him. Clinton frequently praises the 2010...
  • Fear of debt drove Clinton's dash for cash - They went from ‘dead broke’ to millionaires in months

    09/19/2015 2:18:18 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | September 18, 2015 | Annie Karni and Isabelle Taft
    What Hillary Clinton and her husband, Bill, pay in local property taxes on two luxury homes ($104,303) is twice the income of an average family. She earns more for a 20-minute speech to an industry trade group than a dozen fast-food workers make in a year. Her book royalties last year brought in $5 million, part of the couple's $30.5 million in income. The Clintons are far from the "dead broke" couple, as she has described, who left the White House saddled with debt after Bill Clinton's presidency. In fact, they now rank comfortably among the top one-tenth of the...
  • The tragic life of 'Baby Doe' Bella Bond laid bare: Conceived in a tent at Occupy Boston ..

    09/19/2015 1:41:45 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | September 19, 2015 | Myriah Towner
    Complete Headline: The tragic life of 'Baby Doe' Bella Bond laid bare: Conceived in a tent at Occupy Boston, kept secret from her addict mom's family and 'punched until she died by a step-dad convinced she was possessed' Bella Bond was punched in the stomach by her mother's boyfriend until she died, her mother has told investigators, claiming the man thought the two-year-old was 'possessed by demons'. Rachelle Bond, 40, of the Boston neighborhood Mattapan made the allegations against 35-year-old Michael McCarthy as she spoke to investigators about the murder case involving her daughter who became known as 'Baby Doe'...
  • Boys can be princesses too! Disney removes gender-labeling on Halloween costumes ...

    09/19/2015 10:14:34 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | September 18, 2015 | Erica Tempesta
    Complete Headline: Boys can be princesses too! Disney removes gender-labeling on Halloween costumes to make its trick-or-treating attire for 'all kids' Disney has done away with gender-based labels on its Halloween costumes and is instead marketing its vast selection of looks as 'kids' - encouraging children to choose any trick-or-treating attire that appeals to them. The change comes just a month after Target announced that it would no longer be using gender-specific signs in its children's bedding and toy departments, acknowledging that both boys and girls can be interested in princesses and cars.
  • Joe "Ridin' With" Biden Close To Announcing White House Bid, Aides Say

    09/19/2015 10:01:40 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | September 19, 2015
    Following the circus that unfolded in real-time on CNN at the Reagan Library last Wednesday, and considering that your choices on the Democratic ticket are essentially limited to an entrenched member of America’s political aristocracy who’s facing an FBI investigation and a radical socialist who wants to implement the largest peacetime increase in government spending in modern history, you’d be forgiven for suggesting that, as bad as things are now in Washington, they may get far worse starting January 1, 2017. Over the past three months, we’ve documented the rise of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, noting that their shockingly...
  • Texas HS football players say coach told them to hit (blind side) referee

    09/18/2015 12:46:33 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 18, 2015 | John Barr and Michael Sciallo
    The two Texas high school football players, suspended for blindsiding an official during a Sept. 4 game, both say they were following a direct order from their assistant coach before delivering the infamous hits. John Jay high school senior Michael Moreno, 17, and his teammate Victor Rojas, a 15-year-old sophomore at John Jay, spoke publicly for the first time since the video of their blindside tackle of referee Robert Watts went viral. [Snip] Moreno told OTL he was standing on the sidelines next to teammate Trenton Hobdy, when his position coach, John Jay assistant Mack Breed, took the two players...
  • See the Giant Arctic Mosquitoes That Are Thriving in a Changing Climate (We're all going to die)

    09/18/2015 6:11:29 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 17, 2015 | Gillian Mohney
    The Arctic mosquito, a larger, furrier version of the ubiquitous pests, are getting a longer breeding season as Arctic ponds warmed earlier in the year, researchers from Dartmouth have found. As a result, the Arctic mosquito, or Aedes nigripes, were in the air bothering humans and wildlife alike earlier in the season, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. "They absolutely will bite people," lead author Lauren Culler told ABC News today. "They’re active at any time of day. If you’re in the Arctic in the middle of mosquito season, there...
  • WaPo: A Trump questioner called Obama a Muslim. Many (maybe even most) Trump backers agree.

    09/18/2015 5:53:50 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 75 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 18, 2015 | Aaron Blake
    At a Donald Trump event Thursday night in New Hampshire, a man asking a question prefaced it by saying that President Obama is a Muslim. Trump is now drawing some heat for: Not in any way disagreeing with that premise. Kind-of maybe also agreeing with the guy's conspiracy theory that there are extremist training camps in the United States that need to be rooted out. Trump did seem somewhat dismissive of the man's question, but in an interview with The Post afterward, Trump's campaign manager declined to say whether Trump believes Obama is a Muslim. This despite the president talking...
  • Hillary Clinton and Her Pantsuits: A Look at Her Colorful Campaign Style (laugh and barf alert)

    09/17/2015 6:40:16 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 46 replies
    InStyle ^ | August 27, 2015 | Andrea Cheng
    When it comes to uniform dressing, there's no one who is as resolutely committed, as alarmingly consistent as the 2016 presidential Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and her expansive wardrobe of pantsuits. It's a uniform that spans decades, that can be traced as far back as the '90s when she served as First Lady. And even though her notorious penchant for color-coordinated suit separates has come under fire on more than one occasion, it will be these pantsuits (among political agendas and visionary plans, of course) that will set her apart during her run for the cushioned seat in the...
  • Obama's Recovery In Just 9 Charts (must bookmark alert)

    09/16/2015 12:16:09 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    FRED = Federal Reserve Economic Data This is the perfect handout for just about discussion of the Democrats' libtard agenda!
  • Hillary, DNC face pressure to add debates (Rat spat alert)

    09/16/2015 5:52:36 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | September 16, 2015 | Gabriel Debenedetti
    The increasingly public rift between Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and others in her party’s leadership over the number of presidential debates is threatening to become more than just embarrassing to the DNC. It’s spelling trouble for Hillary Clinton, the faltering front-runner who can’t afford to look like she’s being protected by party insiders, say Democrats aligned with both the DNC and 2016 campaigns.
  • Andrea Mitchell: White Women ‘Abandoning’ Hillary Clinton ‘In Droves’

    09/15/2015 11:32:08 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 88 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 15, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    NBC’s Andrea Mitchell reported on the Today show Tuesday that white women were abandoning Hillary Clinton “in droves,” and that the Democratic presidential candidate was desperately trying to win them back. [Snip] Clinton has spent the past few weeks doing everything possible to court women voters ... “This after seeing her support among white women in one new poll go from 71% in July to just 42% now, a 29% drop in only eight weeks ...
  • In Shift, Hillary Clinton Says Rape Victims Have Right to Be Believed

    09/15/2015 11:24:00 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 15, 2015 | Alana Goodman
    Hillary Clinton said on Monday that victims of sexual assault have the “right to be believed,” a shift from how the Clintons and their aides have previously treated women and girls who have made sexual assault accusations. [Snip] During Bill Clinton’s presidency, multiple women who came forward to accuse him of sexual harassment or assault were subjected to public and private attacks on their credibility by the Clinton camp. Juanita Broaddrick, who says she was raped by Bill Clinton in 1978, claimed she was personally threatened by Hillary Clinton after she came forward in 1998. Kathleen Willey, who accused Bill...
  • Caught On Tape: Topless Femen Protesters Storm Muslim Debate "Whether Wives Should Be Beaten"

    09/15/2015 4:27:12 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | September 14, 2015
    If Europe was concerned about Christian-Muslim cross religious and cultural differences before, and in light of the recent influx of Syrian refugees into the continent, events over the weekend confirmed such concerns are poignantly valid. This Saturday, during a conference at the Muslim Salon in Pontoise near Paris on the role of Muslim women, two Muslim fundamentalist imams were debating the question of "whether wives should be beaten or not", Telegraph reports that two Femen protester activists, aged 25 and 31, "ripped off their Arab-style cloaks and jumped on to the stage on Saturday evening. One had the slogan...
  • Anthony Weiner's so gross even PR flacks are disgusted by him

    09/15/2015 4:07:57 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 14, 2015 | Carl Campanile
    Anthony Weiner is so toxic that the powerhouse public-relations firm that hired him is losing top-flight talent, sources tell The Post. Arthur Schwartz, one of the top executives at MWW, quit after the p.r. firm put the horndog ex-congressman from Queens on its payroll as a public policy “expert,” the sources said. [Snip] “This is a direct reaction from Arthur’s business associates being uncomfortable with Anthony Weiner,” said O’Brien Murray, a consultant and Schwartz associate. “Corporations don’t want the image of working with a firm that is affiliated with Anthony Weiner,” Murray said. MWW’s client list includes Netflix, Walgreens, Samsung,...
  • How Hillary Clinton is using old photographs to make herself more 'relatable'

    09/15/2015 3:48:43 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 66 replies
    Politico ^ | September 15, 2015 | Annie Karni
    In a bid to burnish her image with voters, the Clinton campaign is flooding the Internet with nostalgic pictures of the Democratic front-runner. Splashed across social media and the airwaves, the photos are hard to miss. Follow Hillary Clinton’s Instagram feed, and you’ll see her as a toddler in Park Ridge, Illinois, riding a tricycle. On Facebook, you’ll meet her as an almost unrecognizable young Arkansas mother with brown hair, big glasses and loafers, spotting her daughter on a pony ride; on the website Medium, she stares out at you, just another earnest face in a crowd posing for...
  • 37 Pi Delta Psi fraternity brothers charged in death - Freshman died during frat ritual 2 years ago

    09/15/2015 3:35:35 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    ABC / CNN ^ | September 15, 2015 | Haimy Assefa
    Thirty-seven fraternity brothers have been charged in connection with the 2013 hazing death of a New York City college student, according to police. [Snip] Five of the students and Pi Delta Psi fraternity are charged with murder, involuntary manslaughter, and aggravated assault, among others charges, said Pocono Mountain Regional Police. The 32 others in the group are facing charges ranging from aggravated assault to criminal conspiracy.
  • Helen Mirren says men putting their arm around their girlfriend’s shoulders looks like ‘ownership’

    09/14/2015 1:56:09 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 129 replies
    (UK) Metro ^ | September 13, 2015 | Harry Readhead
    Dame Helen Mirren is not shy to speak her mind. The Oscar-winning actress has taken aim at men who sling their arm over their girlfriend’s shoulders because it looks like ‘ownership’. In an interview with the Mail On Sunday’s You Magazine, Dame Helen compared women to ‘toddlers in this modern world’ in the sense they were were still ‘trying to find their position in the age of sexual liberation, birth control, education and financial independence.’
  • Tricycle injuries send thousands of kids to ER each year

    09/14/2015 12:46:42 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 86 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 14, 2015
    Tricycles might seem pretty tame but they send thousands of kids to emergency rooms each year and are even linked to a handful of deaths, new research shows. Here are three things to know about tricycle risks: THE NUMBERSMore than 9,000 tricycle-related injuries were treated in U.S. emergency rooms in 2012 and 2013, or nearly 5,000 each year, according to the study by researchers at Medical College of Georgia and Emory University. [Snip] THE ADVICEThe American Academy of Pediatrics says most children don't have the balance or coordination to ride a tricycle until around age 3. Tricycles that are low...