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  • Syrian Refugees Have Been Resettled In 36 States, Most In CA,TX, MI

    12/01/2015 1:05:08 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/01/15 | Caroline May
    Since the start of the Syria's civil war in the spring of 2011, the U.S. has admitted 2,311 Syrian refugees and resettled them in 36 different states. According to data from the State Department's Refugee Processing Center the top three destinations for Syrian refugees since the beginning of the conflict are California, Texas, and Michigan. From March 15, 2011 through December 1, 2015, California received the most (261) Syrian refugees, Texas received the second most with 242, and Michigan has received the third most with 217. Other states that have received Syrian refugees since March 2011 include: Arizona (182), Illinois...
  • Mathews: "Some People's Words" "Encouraging" PP Shooting, Fiorina "Enjoying It"

    12/01/2015 3:26:24 AM PST · by Biggirl · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 1, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    MSNBC’s “Hardball” host Chris Matthews argued that “some people’s words are encouraging this kind of behavior” and “Carly Fiorina seems to be” “enjoying it” while discussing the shooting at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs on Monday.
  • Mom could go to jail for letting her son play outside alone

    12/01/2015 12:03:34 AM PST · by detective · 61 replies
    MSN ^ | December 1, 2015 | Theresa Edwards
    That's what happened to Sonya Hendren when she let her 4-year-old son, Tomahawk, play on their gated Sacramento, California, apartment complex playground by himself. She felt her son could handle playing unsupervised 120 feet from her apartment's front door, but her neighbor disagreed. According to local news outlet CBS8, the neighbor, Sonja Horrell, reported Hendren to Child Protective Services, and Hendren was arrested for felony child neglect and endangerment.
  • Santa Rosa Chiropractor (Daryoush (Darius) Mohammad BunyadMohammad) Arrested in alleged Sex Assaults

    11/30/2015 7:45:12 PM PST · by XHogPilot · 11 replies
    SFGate ^ | 11/23/15 | Jenna Lyons
    A chiropractor accused of sexually assaulting at least four women, including two under-aged employees at his Santa Rosa, California office, was arrested Friday evening, police said. Officers arrested Daryoush (Darius) Mohammad Bunyad, 35, of Petaluma on suspicion of annoying or molesting a child under 18 and sexual battery after an investigation revealed he assaulted the women either during treatments or in the workplace. A detective had interviewed a minor who worked at the office during the investigation, but she did not initially report any incidents with Bunyad. In October 2015, a school counselor contacted the department after a different minor...
  • Vandals Target Church

    11/30/2015 5:58:47 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    NBCLosAngeles ^ | November 30, 2015 | Conan Nolan and Jason Kandel
    Vandals targeted a Roman Catholic church in Lynwood, painting demonic symbols on the doors, statues and signs. ...cut off the hands of a statue and apparently spray painted "666" on a church sign.
  • NARAL President to Pro-Lifers: Face ‘Judgment of the Consequences of Your Hate-Filled Rhetoric’

    11/30/2015 2:55:07 PM PST · by markomalley · 33 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/30/15 | Lauretta Brown
    Ilyse Hogue, president of the abortion advocacy group NARAL Pro-Choice America, derided pro-life activists David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress and Troy Newman of Operation Rescue after they condemned the Friday shootings at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood.Hogue implied that the shooting was a consequence of their pro-life work, saying that while they had freedom of speech, they “are not free from the judgment of the consequences of your hate-filled rhetoric.” “Sorry, David Daleiden. You don't get to create fake videos and accuse abortion providers of ‘barbaric atrocities against humanity’ one day and act shocked when someone shoots to kill...
  • After Attack, Republicans Keep Hammering Planned Parenthood

    11/30/2015 12:36:25 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 30, 2015 | by Anna North
    Its been just a few days since a shooter killed three people and wounded nine others at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, and Republicans have already resumed their baseless accusations against the group. Carly Fiorina has determinedly promulgated the claim, first advanced by the Center for Medical Progress in its deceptively edited videos, that Planned Parenthood sells “body parts” from fetuses. Donald Trump, in characteristically garbled fashion, appeared both to acknowledge that some claims about the videos were false and to cite the videos as a potential motive for violence. Meanwhile, in the House, conservatives say they are...
  • GOP Candidates: It's Wrong to Blame Pro-lifers for Planned Parenthood Shooting

    11/30/2015 9:51:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    No one would argue that Friday's shooting near the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood is anything other than a tragedy. Another mass shooting has resulted in the loss of innocent lives. The suspect, Richard Lewis Dear, killed three people and injured 11 others after a standoff with police. An additional tragedy, however, is the liberal media's notion that the pro-life movement is to blame for the carnage. According to The Guardian's Jessica Valenti, this incident demands that "the violent radical language and lies about abortion stop."Believing she now has a justification for her pro-abortion agenda, she launched into a lecture about pro-lifers' role in...
  • Two Australian surfers missing after driving through Mexican drug cartel territory

    11/30/2015 1:23:25 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 26 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 30, 2015 | Joshua Fechter
    The families of two Australian surfers missing in Mexico "hold deep fears" after two bodies were found in a burned van in a region dominated by a prominent drug cartel. The van — identical to one belonging to Dean Lucas and Adam Coleman, the two surfers — was found in Navolato on Nov. 21, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. Mexican authorities were unable to identify the bodies immediately because they were too badly burnt.
  • Trump or Cruz: Which Revolution Will it Be?

    11/30/2015 9:00:27 AM PST · by Isara · 278 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | November 30th, 2015 | Steve Deace
    I often come away from the conservative/Christian conferences I’ve attended around the country with the feeling that we’re trying to drive the car by hitting the gas and the brakes at the exact same time. Although I have met many wonderful people at those events, and received no shortage of inspiration from the speeches I have heard, there is also a shadow that looms over everything. This shadow taunts us with visions of an army, whose soldiers run away or whose weapons jam right at the very moment in the fight when resolve and execution matter most. And those shadows...
  • Why rooftop solar advocates are upset about California's clean-energy law

    11/30/2015 9:29:04 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    L A Times ^ | ivan penn
    California's aggressive push to increase renewable energy production comes with a catch for people with solar panels on the roof: You don't count. If a home or business has a rooftop solar system, most of the wattage isn't included in the ambitious requirement to generate half of the state's electricity from renewable sources such as solar and wind by 2030, part of legislation signed in October by Gov. Jerry Brown. That means rooftop solar owners are missing out on a potentially lucrative subsidy that is paid to utilities and developers of big power projects. It also means that utility ratepayers...
  • The Democrats' Demise, the Republicans Rise

    11/30/2015 8:19:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | Arthur Schaper
    "It's a great day to be a Republican in California!" I thought to myself when my colleagues elected me to be the next Beach Cities Republicans Club President, a growing grassroots organization in an otherwise deep blue state, which has witnessed and assisted remarkable Republican gains. I was following a long-list of who's who in the South Bay. The prior president, David Hadley, won the state assembly seat for my district, the first Republican in over two decades. Another fiscal conservative Republican won a seat in the East Bay, the first in over thirty years. Los Angeles County will enjoy...
  • Carr: Donald Feeds Crow To PC Crowd And Old Gray Lady

    11/30/2015 3:46:03 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 18 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | November 29 | Howie Carr
    So this contretemps all started when Trump said Muslims in Jersey City celebrated the genocidal 9/11 attack by their co-religionists. Not true, the grandees and dandies sniffed, until it turned out that multiple newspaper stories and radio reports backed up Trump. So the powers that be had to knuckle the original reporter to issue a correction to his own story — 14 years later. Trump then made sport of the reporter’s disability — and I’m certainly not going to defend that. But see how far afield we’ve gotten from the original tempest in a teapot. Forget 9/11, Trump is mean...
  • Man Stops Would-Be Robber at Fresno Store

    11/30/2015 5:23:23 AM PST · by csvset · 20 replies
    KMPH ^ | November 26th 2015 | Terry Woods
    Fresno Police say a man fearing for the safety of his family sprang into action today after seeing another man with a gun at a Dollar Tree store. Police say the man with the gun, 31-year-old Tyrece Jefferson, approached a clerk at the store and demanded money. The man who was with his wife and 5-month-old baby wrestled the would-be robber out the front door and forced him to the ground, holding him until police arrived to arrest him. Police say the gun ended up going off while the man was taken down, but no one was hurt. It all...
  • STATE OF DENIAL (Behind Public Optimism on Iraq, Administration Had Doubts)

    09/30/2006 11:22:53 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 54 replies · 1,232+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Sunday, October 1, 2006 | Bob Woodward
    In May, President Bush spoke in Chicago and gave a characteristically upbeat forecast: "Years from now, people will look back on the formation of a unity government in Iraq as a decisive moment in the story of liberty, a moment when freedom gained a firm foothold in the Middle East and the forces of terror began their long retreat." Two days later, the intelligence division of the Joint Chiefs of Staff circulated a secret intelligence assessment to the White House that contradicted the president's forecast. Instead of a "long retreat," the report predicted a more violent 2007: "Insurgents and terrorists...
  • Suspected 19-year-old burglar stuck in Huron home’s chimney dies after residents light fire

    11/30/2015 3:54:18 AM PST · by markomalley · 55 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | 11/29/15 | Rory Appleton
    Authorities Sunday night identified the man who became stuck in the chimney of a Huron home during a botched burglary attempt and died after the homeowner lit a fire in the fireplace.Tony Botti, spokesman for the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office, said the man identified by the county coroner was 19-year-old Cody Caldwell. The cause of death was smoke inhalation and burns, Botti said.Sheriff’s Lt. Brandon Pursell said deputies received a 911 call to the 16000 block of West Gale Avenue just before 3 p.m. Saturday. After lighting a fire, the male homeowner heard screams coming from somewhere inside the house....
  • Businessman Buys 400 American Soldiers Meals During Airport Layover

    11/29/2015 3:33:28 PM PST · by SJackson · 41 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | November 18, 2015
    n his way to visit Israel with his family, a Los Angeles businessman came upon 400 U.S. soldiers preparing to eat their paper sack dinners during a layover in Shannon, Ireland and decided he wanted to honor them with a good warm meal. As the regular passengers and friends were all dining at the various trendy restaurants, entrepreneur and philanthropist Shlomo Rechnitz approached the commander and told him that he wanted to treat the servicemen to the same. At first the commander said it was unnecessary, but Shlomo insisted, and the commander announced to all the soldiers that they could...
  • CalPERS may lower its return target; taxpayers may have to contribute more

    11/29/2015 6:52:16 PM PST · by Lorianne · 34 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 18 November 2015 | Melody Petersen
    xperts have warned for years that the state's largest public pension plan has overestimated how much its investments will earn, leaving taxpayers to pay billions of dollars more than expected. Now the board of the California Public Employees' Retirement System is reconsidering. As soon as Wednesday, the fund's board could approve a plan that would slowly reduce to 6.5% the current 7.5% it says it expects to earn on its investments. For taxpayers, that seemingly small change is significant. Consider the average California Highway Patrol officer who now earns $105,000. Taxpayers currently contribute $47,000 a year for that officer's pension....
  • Silicon Valley acid trip? Taking small doses of LSD ("microdosing") becoming popular in Bay Area

    11/29/2015 4:08:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/29/2015 | Carol Brown
    Taking small doses of LSD ("microdosing") is said to be becoming popular in the Bay area of California. People working in competitive high tech settings are using it to increase creativity and productivity. Breitbart reports: One tech startup worker from San Francisco who spoke anonymously to Rolling Stone said he takes "microdoses" in his free time and sometimes at the office. A microdose is described as approximately 10 micrograms of LSD or 0.2-0.5 grams of mushrooms. "Microdosing has helped me come up with some new designs to explore and new ways of thinking," the anonymous tech worker RS refers to...
  • Carly Fiorina Slams 'Delusional' Obama, Left for Pushing Climate Change as National Security Threat

    11/29/2015 12:05:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | November 29, 2015 | Curtis Houck
    Appearing on November 29th Fox News Sunday, 2016 Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina slammed President Barack Obama and his allies as “delusional” for continually pushing the notion that climate change is a chief national security threat for the United States and the world at-large.  Fiorina was asked about the issue by host Chris Wallace in context of this upcoming week’s United Nations climate change summit in Paris and the argument that addressing climate change makes the world safer and rebukes Islamic terrorists. Carly Fiorina Slams 'Delusional' Obama, Left for Pushing Climate Change as National Security Threat The GOP candidate immediately...
  • Nuclear crossroad: California reactors face uncertain future

    11/28/2015 2:38:17 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    ap/townhall ^ | November 28, 2015
    Six years ago, the company that owns California's last operating nuclear power plant announced it would seek an extended lifespan for its aging reactors. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. envisioned Diablo Canyon as a linchpin in the state's green energy future, with its low-carbon electricity illuminating homes to nearly midcentury. Now, with a much changed nuclear power landscape, the company is evaluating whether to meet a tangle of potentially costly state environmental requirements needed to obtain renewed operating licenses. If it doesn't move forward, California's nuclear power age will end. That prospect is remarkable considering it was once predicted that...
  • Newborn girl buried alive in California riverbed, rescued after passersby report muffled cries

    11/28/2015 1:38:25 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 54 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | November 28, 2015 | Meg Wagner
    Newborn girl buried alive in California riverbed, rescued after passersby report muffled cries Los Angeles County deputies found a baby girl buried alive near a riverbed in Compton. The newborn, believed to be between 36 and 48 hours old, is in stable condition.
  • California girls fight to become Boy Scout members

    11/28/2015 7:52:24 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 52 replies
    cbs ^ | Saturday, November 28th 2015
    They call their group "The Unicorns." The six young girls teach themselves things they didn't learn in the Girl Scouts, like building a campfire. "I got jealous of what my brother got to do because he's a Boy Scout ...," said 10-year-old Ella Jacobs. Jacobs and her friend, Allie Westover, decided they were more interested in what the boys were doing. So last fall, they started participating in activities alongside a local Boy Scout troop. "I really like competitions and I really enjoy competitive nature and also working in teams and so being in Boy Scouts gave me the opportunity...
  • Tragedy follows random act of kindness in S. California

    11/27/2015 11:04:42 AM PST · by rey · 27 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 27 Nov 2015 | TERI FIGUEROA
    Jamie-Lynne Knighten wants the world to know the legacy of Matthew Jackson, a man she barely knew. Their only encounter was brief, about five minutes in a grocery store on Nov. 10. But what happened in those moments, and the tragedy that followed, put the Carlsbad woman on a quest to honor the 28-year-old whose kindness left a deep impression. “It is beautiful and heartbreaking at the same time,” she said Wednesday. “We are trying to turn something sad into something really good.” The late evening trip to Trader Joe’s in Oceanside had been stressful for Knighten, her fussy 5-month-old...
  • Dianne Feinstein’s Million-Acre Land Grab Falters

    11/27/2015 10:08:09 AM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 27, 2015 | Chriss W. Street
    Three months after Breitbart News and others outed Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) 's backdoor effort to freeze development on over one million acres of California dessert by having President Obama declare the area subject to the Antiquities Act of 1906, her efforts are going down in flames as Congressional Republicans are moving to ban the Antiquities designation. Feinstein's seven-year quest to convince "ongress to sequester over 1560 square miles of the Mojave Desert into three new national monuments under her proposed 'Desert Conservation and Recreation Act" has gone nowhere. Feinstein has argued that the area she wants designated as 'Mojave...
  • Ted Cruz is ‘not the establishment but doesn’t need on-the-job training’

    11/27/2015 7:19:00 AM PST · by Isara · 91 replies
    Soshable ^ | Nov 27, 2015 | JD Rucker
    There are many of us, perhaps millions, who believe that the Republican party as a governing force has been the lesser of two evils. We fear what the Democrats are doing to destroy the country but we’re angry about what the Republicans aren’t doing to repair the damage. This is why Donald Trump and Ben Carson have been so popular. It’s why so many people are willing to tell pollsters that they support either of the anti-establishment candidates.Thankfully, there’s a third candidate who would stand in stark contrast to the ineffective Republican Establishment that has been harming the party and...
  • Exclusive: Dr. Ben Carson to Tour Refugee Camps in Jordan to Battle ‘Premature Capitulation ...

    11/26/2015 10:22:22 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 31 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Nov 26, 2015 | Matthew Boyle & Jordan Schachtel
    Dr. Ben Carson boarded a flight to the Middle Eastern nation of Jordan late on Thanksgiving to embark on a tour of Syrian refugee camps there on Friday, he told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview before the trip. The tour–which Carson is taking so he can learn more about how to solve the refugee crisis by resettling Syrians throughout the Middle East, rather than bringing any refugees to the United States of America or placing more in Europe–means the world-leading neurosurgeon is the first 2016 GOP presidential candidate to tour refugee camps in Jordan. “I’m going to be visiting...
  • Californian’s ballot initiative would require legislators to wear logos of top 10 contributors

    11/26/2015 6:23:17 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/26/2015 | Valerie Richardson
    SAN FRANCISCO — You can tell who sponsors NASCAR drivers by the patches on their jumpsuits. So why not do the same for politicians? That’s the idea behind California entrepreneur John Cox’s proposed 2016 ballot initiative, which would require state legislators to wear the logos of their top 10 campaign contributors on their clothing when they advocate for policies on the Senate or Assembly floor.
  • Monterey OB-GYN convicted of stalking husband, alleged mistress

    11/25/2015 3:26:08 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 24 replies
    Monterey Herald ^ | 11/23/15 | Jim Johnson
    A Monterey OB-GYN was convicted Monday of stalking her estranged husband and the woman she accused of having an affair with him. Dr. Mary Kay Brewster, 58, of Salinas was convicted after a two-week trial on two felony stalking counts, one felony vandalism count and one misdemeanor trespassing count. According to a news release from the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office, Brewster began stalking her husband after they separated when she accused him of infidelity. She harassed him by entering his workplace and destroying property, sending thousands of harassing and profane text messages, calling his cellphone throughout the night and...
  • Thousands of children crossed US-Mexico border in October

    11/25/2015 2:33:15 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 10 replies
    wspa.com ^ | November 25, 2015 | Seth Robbins
    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Nearly 5,000 unaccompanied immigrant children were caught illegally crossing the U.S. border with Mexico in October, almost double the number from October 2014, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection data. Also, in the figures released Tuesday, the number of family members crossing together nearly tripled from October 2014 — from 2,162 to 6,029. The numbers spiked despite expectations of lower numbers due to the colder winter months coming, better enforcement along the border and efforts by Mexican authorities to stem the stream of Central American migrants to the U.S. Though tens of thousands of women...
  • California girls fight to become Boy Scout members

    11/25/2015 2:37:12 PM PST · by Morgana · 44 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | November 25, 2015 | cbs
    Four months after the Boy Scouts of America made history by allowing gay adults to become leaders, its local chapter in Northern California is facing new pressure from girls, asking to become full members. They call their group "The Unicorns." The six young girls teach themselves things they didn't learn in the Girl Scouts, like building a campfire. "I got jealous of what my brother got to do because he's a Boy Scout ...," said 10-year-old Ella Jacobs. Jacobs and her friend, Allie Westover, decided they were more interested in what the boys were doing. So last fall, they started...
  • Your Republican Uncle (New DNC website providing talking points)

    11/25/2015 9:36:26 AM PST · by TXnMA · 50 replies
    DNC website ^ | Undefined, but current | DNC
    YOUR REPUBLICAN UNCLE The holiday season is filled with food, traveling, and lively discussions with Republican relatives about politics sometimes laced with statements that are just not true. Here are the most common myths spouted by your family members who spend too much time listening to Rush Limbaugh and the perfect response to each of them. Want to stay in the know all year round? Sign up to have the latest updates on how Democrats are fighting back against Republicans.
  • REUTERS 5-DAY ROLLING POLL: TRUMP 38%, CRUZ 11.6%, CARSON 11.5%, RUBIO 8.2%... MORE...

    11/25/2015 7:14:37 AM PST · by GonzoII · 88 replies
    Drudge ^ | Nov 25: 2015
    REUTERS 5-DAY ROLLING POLL: TRUMP 38%, CRUZ 11.6%, CARSON 11.5%, RUBIO 8.2%... MORE...
  • Senate Dems demand executive action on guns

    11/23/2015 6:49:40 PM PST · by markomalley · 51 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/23/15 | Anna Giaritelli
    A group of 24 Senate Democrats urged the president Monday to dodge Congress and act on his own to make new rules on gun control, after Congress has failed to move any gun bills. The senators, led by Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy of Connecticut, requested the White House take an immediate step to change the law that now allows sellers who do not have a federal license to sell guns to individuals at shows, online and elsewhere without conducting background checks. The letter said Democrats would keep trying to pass a gun bill, but said Obama should explore...
  • The Democratic National Committee Is Broke

    11/23/2015 1:57:32 AM PST · by markomalley · 29 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11/22/15 | Patrick Howley
    The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is financially insolvent heading into the 2016 election year, Breitbart News has learned.Federal Election Commission records reveal that the DNC is millions of dollars underwater and running up a deficit each month, lagging far behind its financially savvy counterpart, the Republican National Committee.Just last month, the DNC turned a nearly million-dollar debt, marking the fourth month in a row that the DNC spent more money than it took in. In fact, the committee chaired by Debbie Wasserman Schulz took a loss in seven of the last ten months.The DNC raised $4,456,789 in the month of...
  • Feinstein says Islamic State stronger, criticizes U.S. approach

    11/22/2015 9:26:08 PM PST · by Mariner · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 22nd, 2015 | By Doina Chiacu
    Leading Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein said on Sunday the United States is not doing enough to fight Islamic State, and the group is gaining strength outside Iraq and Syria. Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee, said Secretary of State John Kerry gave the panel a more comprehensive picture last week of the U.S. strategy to combat Islamic State, including talks in Vienna to find a diplomatic solution to the Syrian crisis. However, she said on CBS, "I don't think the approach is sufficient to the job." Feinstein said President Barack Obama's decision to send 50 special forces...
  • UC Merced holds ‘teach-in’ to help students understand stabbing attacker Faisal Mohammad

    11/22/2015 8:59:51 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 32 replies
    Wash Times ^ | 11/22/15 | Jessica Chasmar -
    Faculty at the University of California-Merced reportedly held a “teach-in” Monday night to help students better understand the motives of 18-year-old Faisal Mohammad, who earlier this month wounded four people with a hunting knife before being killed by campus police. The conservative college news website The College Fixreported that the teach-in was “conspicuously” devoid of discussions of radical Islam, and instead “delved into topics such as how society’s notions of masculinity pressure men.” Mohammad, a freshman studying computer science at UC Merced, was found to have a printout image of the Islamic State flag alongside a handwritten manifesto with detailed...
  • Trump Ahead 10 Points in WaPost/ABC Poll (Jeb hits lowest poll percentage in 2 years)

    11/22/2015 2:04:08 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/22/15 | Greg Richter
    Donald Trump has re-established his commanding lead of the Republican presidential race in a new Washington Post/ABC News poll. If anything, the poll shows that Trump's surge seems to be strong and possibly getting stronger. As the Post points out, the poll comes after a "tumultuous period that has included terrorist attacks in Paris, calls for stepped-up efforts to combat Islamic State militants, a backlash against accepting refugees from Syria, and two Republican debates..." Trump's sizable lead puts him ahead of the popular but controversial Ben Carson. Trump leads the field with 32 percent support among registered Republicans and Republican-leaning...
  • The Thrill Is Gone for Obamacare as Health-Care Approval (Pelosi knew)

    11/22/2015 2:56:31 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    www.msn.com ^ | 11/22/15 | Eric Pianin
    Troubling signs about the Affordable Care Act and the state of health care in the U.S. have bubbled up in the last few weeks. The administration's Obamacare enrollment projections for the coming year are down, the projected cost of premiums and out of pocket costs are up, nearly half of the insurance co-ops associated with the program are going out of business, and UnitedHealth Group, the nation's largest health insurer, said it may withdraw from the government marketplaces in 2017. Now comes a new survey by Gallup showing growing discontent with Obamacare and the U.S. health-care industry more generally after...
  • Cross-border airport bridge opens next month

    11/22/2015 1:10:46 PM PST · by Nero Germanicus · 12 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | November 20, 2015 | Sandra Dibble
    Ticketed airline passengers crossing between San Diego and Tijuana will soon have a new option. A 390-foot pedestrian bridge linking Tijuana International Airport directly to Otay Mesa in San Diego is set to launch operations on Dec. 9. Users of the privately operated port of entry, called the Cross Border Xpress, will be charged for each crossing. Enrique Valle, chief executive officer of Otay Tijuana Ventures, builder and operator of $120 million facility, said Friday that the toll will be $15 for those who purchase tickets ahead of time on the website for the facility and $18 for those who...
  • Sanchez To "SNL": Trump's "Racism Isn't Funny," "It's Lazy And Cheap"

    11/05/2015 11:23:56 AM PST · by Biggirl · 77 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 5, 2015 | Pam Key
    Thursday on the House floor, Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) asked “Saturday Night Live” to disinvite this weekend’s host, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Sanchez said, “I rise today to encourage ‘Saturday Night Live’ to disinvite Donald Trump from hosting their show this weekend. Many may believe that Mr. Trump is just causing controversy so he can get media attention, but his divisive and racist rhetoric has very troubling and real world consequences.
  • How jailhouse informants and the 'snitch tank' put Orange County's justice system in turmoil

    11/22/2015 12:41:45 PM PST · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | November 22, 2015 | David Ferrell and Tony Saavedra
    ... Contrary to a common notion, snitches are rarely prisoners who just happen to overhear a confession. Jailhouse informants apply for the role, as if seeking employment ... Prisoners must interview for the job and, if accepted, they are logged into an informant database. Each informant is assigned to at least a pair of handlers who accept intelligence from them and guide their interactions with other inmates ...
  • Anti-Trump Group Wants To Dissuade Supporters ‘From Voting Altogether’

    11/20/2015 9:08:37 PM PST · by markomalley · 126 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/20/15 | Scott Greer
    A new political group created by a prominent Republican consultant to take down the candidacy of Donald Trump has a unique strategy: convince the flamboyant billionaire’s many supporters to not vote.According to a Friday Wall Street Journal report, Trump Card LLC has issued a memo to potential donors that its intended goal is to not change the opinion of Trump’s supporters in favor of another candidate, but to keep them “from voting altogether.”The group, founded by GOP operative and sometime columnist Liz Mair, promises to achieve this lofty goal through a “guerrilla campaign” that attacks the current Republican frontrunner for...
  • Stockton threatened with lawsuit over prayer rally (Video)

    11/22/2015 1:18:42 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 3 replies
    KCRA TV ^ | Nov 20, 2015 | By Melinda Meza
    Scheduled town hall meeting to be held at church STOCKTON, Calif. (KCRA) —The city of Stockton is being threatened with a lawsuit because of a prayer rally, and a scheduled town hall meeting that is set to be held at a church. "As long as there is crime and homicides in Stockton, I'm going to continue to lead the city in prayer," said Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva. Silva said he does not believe he did anything wrong when he held a 12-hour prayer rally in Stockton last week. "I don't think I did anything wrong. My city had its 40th...
  • Carly Fiorina Spotted At Newark Airport

    11/21/2015 8:10:17 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 24 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 20, 2015 | Jordan Sargent
    Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina was spotted in the security line at the Newark airport. She was traveling to Oklahoma City for a private event and then to Iowa to attend the Family Leader Foundation Presidential Family Forum Friday night. Like everyone else, Fiorina took her shoes off as she went through the security line. No one approached her as she moved through the security check or after at the terminal's sole sit-down restaurant, Earl of Sandwich, where she ate. Her modest travel is a stark contrast as Donald Trump and Ben Carson obtain Secret Service.
  • Three more Syrian men with fake Greek passports arrested on Caribbean island

    11/21/2015 7:09:40 PM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    Daily Mail, ^ | 21 November 2015 | Martin Gould
    Three more Syrian men with fake Greek passports arrested on Caribbean island as the extraordinary lengths five others went to in a bid to enter US amid ISIS fears is revealed. [ Full title ] Earlier this week, five Syrians were arrested in Honduras with forged Greek passports . ... Three Syrians apparently attempting to sneak into the United States by traveling with fake Greek passports have been arrested on the Caribbean island of St Maarten.. ... the investigation is continuing to determine their identities and how they obtained the fake documents. They arrived on the island on an Insel...
  • In Poll After Poll Trump Beats Clinton – And That Scares The Hell Out of GOPe Globalists…

    11/21/2015 11:21:04 AM PST · by xzins · 42 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | November 20, 2015 | sundance
    The latest fear mongering approach from the Globalist GOPe advocates (progressive republicans) is to claim they need to attack Donald Trump because he cannot beat Hillary Clinton. This claim is a total sham intended to hide their ulterior motives and here’s why. First to the substance of the claims – In poll after poll of head-to-head match-ups Donald Trump clearly beats Hillary here are recent examples: Fox News Poll – October Trump beats Clinton 45-40 Minnesota Poll – Trump beats Clinton 45-42 Florida Poll – Trump Beats Clinton 49-40 Survey USA Poll – Trump beats Clinton 45-40 And not only...
  • Cruz catches Carson (Tied for second place) [Trump 28%, Cruz 18%, Carson 18%]

    11/21/2015 10:08:37 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Red State ^ | November 20, 2015 | Dan Spencer
    A new national NBC News/SurveyMonkey online poll finds that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% has moved up 8% as Ben Carson dropped 8% leaving them tied for second place at 18%. Donald Trump, who was tied for the lead with Carson at 26% in the last NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll, is now in the lead at 28%. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 94% also moved up 2%, to 11%, and remains in fourth place. The rest of the Republican candidates remain at 4% or less. The two point moves by Trump and Rubio fall within the poll’s 2.9% margin of error. Other...
  • Bill Maher on Terror Attacks: Wouldn’t Being Armed at Least Give Citizens a Chance?

    11/21/2015 10:59:33 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 21, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    During the November 20 airing of Real Time with Bill Maher, California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D) pro-gun control comments were countered by Maher’s observation that being armed duringa Paris-style attack would at least give citizens a fighting chance to survive. According to MRC/Newsbusters, Maher stepped in to defend the option of being armed for self-defense after Newsom dismissed the idea of a good guy with a gun having any real success against bad guys with guns.Newsom said, “I just simply, this sort of mythology, the guy with the gun that’s going to come save the day, I mean, so...
  • Man Who Crushed Baby Said He 'Felt Better' After Stepping on Her: Prosecutors

    11/21/2015 11:44:00 AM PST · by Perseverando · 44 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 21, 2015 | Inside Edition
    A California man has been found guilty of murdering a baby girl by stepping on her and prosecutors revealed Friday that he told them he felt a sense of relief after committing the atrocious crime. Daniel Ruiz of Hesperia killed one-year-old Scarlett by placing his foot on her chest and crushing her with the force of most of his 230-pound bulk while the baby's mother was out buying milk. After crushing the baby, the San Bernadino County District Attorney said Ruiz flipped through channels on the television while Scarlett struggled desperately to breathe.