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  • John Sculley: 'Steve Jobs was misrepresented in popular culture'

    08/31/2015 11:58:02 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 16 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | August 31, 2015 | By Rhiannon Williams
    Exclusive: The former Apple chief executive on Steve Jobs, the greatest current technology leaders and why Aaron Sorkin’s Jobs biopic will tell the truth about his and Jobs’ “amazing relationship” Steve Jobs (L) and John Sculley, pictured in 1983 Photo: CAP/NFS It goes without saying that Steve Jobs is perhaps the most famous business leader of the century, if not of all time. The late co-founder of Apple has become a deified figure since his death in 2011 aged 56 from pancreatic cancer, with each new product launch incurring a rash of ‘What Would Steve Do?’ think pieces and endless...
  • Wes Craven dies aged 76 after battle with brain cancer

    08/30/2015 7:31:00 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 30 August 2015 | Chris Spargo
    Wes Craven passed away on Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles. The iconic horror director known for his work on films such as A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream and The Last House on the Left was 76-years-old. He had been battling brain cancer.
  • Trump, Carson in close fight in Iowa poll

    08/29/2015 8:45:58 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 63 replies
    http://thehill.com ^ | August 29, 23015 | Mark Hensch
    The Bloomberg/Des Moines Register survey released on Saturday finds that the two are tied in Iowa caucus-goer support when voters first and second choices for the Republican coronation are combined. Each is the first or second choice of 32 percent of respondents. Trump won the poll overall, getting 23 percent support. Carson comes in second at 18 percent. The next-closest competitors are Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) at 8 percent each. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush are tied for fifth place with 6 percent support each. After them is Carly Fiorina...
  • New Documentary Reveals the Strange Life of Korla Pandit

    08/29/2015 7:21:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Joe Rosato Jr.
    In the category of unusual entertainers, there are few who could hold a candle to Korla Pandit. There was the jeweled turban. The hypnotizing gaze into the TV camera. And the exotic organ playing that earned him the moniker the godfather of exotica. For 15 minutes every afternoon between 1949 and 1951 on Los Angeles KTLA, Pandit would hold court on his own live TV broadcast drawing in viewers with his alluring expressions and his unusual organ playing. He would go on to appear in more than 900 broadcasts during his career, which included cameos in Hollywood films....
  • The Democratic Party Adopts $15/hour Minimum Wage into National Platform

    08/29/2015 10:09:00 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 51 replies
    The Democratic Party on Friday adopted a call to raise the minimum wage to $15/hr as part of their established party platform heading into the 2016 election season. The move further polarizes the progressive wing of the party by moving them further to the left of both the Republican Party, and corporate centrist Democrats such as Hillary Clinton. In response to the Democratic Partys vote, Terrence Wise, a Kansas City, Mo. McDonalds and Burger King Worker and member of the National Organizing Committee of the Fight for $15, issued the following statement.
  • SKY SAXON BLUES BAND - A FULL SPOON OF SEEDY BLUES (FULL ALBUM)

    08/29/2015 6:31:40 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 10, 2013 | JIMBLUESROCK CHANNEL
    THE FULL ALBUM BY THE SKY SAXON BLUES BAND. (1967) TRACK LISTING: SIDE A 00:00 Pretty Girl 02:07 Moth And The Flame 06:02 I'll Help You (Carry Your Money To The Bank) 09:37 Cry Wolf 15:46 Plain Spoken SIBE B 18:40 The Gardener 23:36 One More Time Blues 26:04 Creepin' About 28:53 Buzzin' Around
  • Step Up on Immigration

    08/29/2015 4:56:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | August 27, 2015 | Mark Hemingway
    More than a few Republican graybeards are panicking about how the rise of Donald Trump is pulling at the seams of the GOPs big tent. However, the Republican establishment itself has played a big role in creating this particular Frankensteins monster. In September 2014, I found myself in Lexington, Nebraska, population 10,230. I was at a campaign stop with the soon-to-be-elected junior senator from Nebraska, and it seemed as if voters in this small town wanted to talk about one issue in particular. Just a few weeks earlierright before school was to startthe federal government had showed up in Lexington...
  • Sausalito Marin City School District Becomes Nation's First Organic, GMO Free District

    08/28/2015 8:17:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 8/28/15 | Tamara Palmer
    One Marin County school district hopes to set a national example when it comes to healthy eating. Sausalito Marin City School District started serving only organic and GMO-free meals to students this week, becoming the first school district in the nation to do so. It's an extension of what is considered to be a successful pilot program begun in 2013 at Bayside MLK Jr. Academy in Marin City. The other school in the district, Willow Creek Academy in Sausalito, has now joined Bayside MLK Jr. Academy in installing a permanent program. The results speak for themselves, Steve Van Zant, superintendent...
  • Man Who Killed SDPD Officer Archie Buggs Granted Parole

    08/28/2015 5:15:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 8/28 | Andie Adams
    Jesus Cecena killed SDPD Officer Archie Buggs in 1978The man who shot and killed San Diego Police Officer Archie Buggs "execution-style" has been granted parole, according to the San Diego District Attorney's office. On Friday, the state Parole Board decided Jesus Cecena should be released after 36 years behind bar for Buggs' slaying. In 1978, Cecena was pulled over by Buggs, 30, for a traffic stop in Skyline. Cecena pulled out a gun and shot the 4-year SDPD veteran to death. Cecena was originally sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in 1979, but in 1982,...
  • Hillary: Republicans who want to defund Planned Parenthood are pretty much terrorists

    08/28/2015 11:32:54 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/28/15 | Robert Laurie
    The stench of desperation Lets say youve been in politics for thirty or forty years. Youre crooked, corrupt, and mad with power. Your long history of deceit is well documented, but youve decided its your turn to be President. So, youre running for the nations top job. To your consternation, your campaign is being decimated by your own checkered past. Youre primarily known as a dishonest, untrustworthy, liar. What do you do? HTML5 video is not supported! Special: Remove Bags and Wrinkles From Your Eyes With Two Simple Steps Well, if Hillary Clinton is any indication, you become desperate to...
  • Our Immigration System Is Not Broken

    08/28/2015 11:25:55 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/28/15/ | Dr. Robert Owens
    Immigration is THE issue for 2016 Why is it that when African Americans whose families have been in this country for hundreds of years commit crimes they go to jail and when illegal immigrants commit crimes they get released? In Los Angeles, 95 percent of all outstanding warrants for homicide target illegal aliens, as do approximately two-thirds of all fugitive felony warrants. More than 60 percent of the Hispanic gangs in Southern Californiawhose membership is in the tens of thousandsis illegal. These gangs are involved with drug-distribution schemes, extortion, drive-by assassinations, assaults, and robberies. According to the analysis conducted by...
  • Parole recommended for Charles Manson follower Bruce Davis

    08/28/2015 11:13:54 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Associated Press | August 27, 2015
    SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. After 43 years in prison, parole officials again say it is safe to free Charles Manson follower Bruce Davis. Parole commissioners recommended Thursday that Davis be paroled in the 1969 slayings of musician Gary Hinman and stuntman Donald "Shorty" Shea. It's the fourth time for such a recommendation, but the 72-year-old Davis remains imprisoned at California Men's Colony in San Luis Obispo.
  • Environmental Waste

    08/28/2015 10:03:06 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 3 replies
    City Journal ^ | August 21, 2015 | By John Seiler
    Californias initiative process has sometimes been a boon to taxpayersthink Proposition 13, which checked the uncontrolled growth of property taxes. On other occasions, however, it has yielded some mighty boondoggles. Chief among these are the boutique initiatives advanced by celebrities and Silicon Valley billionaires to make themselves feel good or to advance pet political causesthink Proposition 10, Hollywood director Rob Reiners early-childhood-development measure that created a host of busybody commissions funded by cigarette taxes. Boutique initiatives usually come with boutique prices. Among the costliest is Proposition 39, a 2012 measure that hiked corporate taxes on out-of-state businesses to create energy...
  • CNN Is Screwing Over Carly Fiorina: She's No. 7 in Polls, But CNN Pretends She's Not Even in Top 10

    08/28/2015 9:27:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/28/2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Businesswoman turned politician Carly Fiorina is angry with CNN. The reason? The network is likely to leave her out of its prime time debate because she’s supposedly not polling in the top 10. The only problem with that? She clearly is. As Howie Kurtz explained on Fox News, CNN, however, is using older polls — from before the first Fox News debate — to assemble its “top 10″ of candidates. It’s clear that this is extremely bad for Fiorina, since she barely had name recognition before that debate. After it, however, she quickly surged in the polls and suddenly become...
  • Judge Andrew Napolitanos Bizarre Op-Ed on RFRAs: He argues that RFRAs are unconstitutional

    04/06/2015 9:47:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/06/2015 | Ed Whelan
    In a challenging field of competitors, Fox News Channels Andrew Napolitano has a strong entry for the most laughable legal analysis of the Indiana religious-freedom law. In an April Fools Day op-ed that he evidently means to be taken seriously, Napolitano argues that state Religious Freedom Restoration Act laws are unconstitutional. Napolitanos core claim is that the Supreme Court, in its 1997 ruling in Boerne v. Flores, ruled that the 1993 federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act is unconstitutional. In Boerne the Court ruled that Congress lacked the constitutional power to apply the federal RFRA against the states. Napolitano accurately summarizes...
  • Killing happy women

    08/28/2015 8:12:02 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 28, 2015 | Deborah C. Tyler
    It appears that both Kate Steinle and Alison Parker were selected for death for being joyful, lovely American women living blessed lives. At the time of her murder, Kate Steinles brother said he believed that Francisco Sanchez chose Kate because she was so happy. Friends and family are describing Alison Parker, who was killed yesterday by a "gay" black man named Vester Flanagan, as overjoyed to be living her dream. Kate Steinle and Alison Parker were not killed by guns. They were killed by goaded men.
  • Jeb Bush: Dreamers Deserve A Path To Citizenship

    08/24/2015 3:49:49 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 73 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/24/15 | ILDEFONSO ORTIZ
    Given the opportunity to get to the White House, presidential candidate Jeb Bush would fight to grant Dreamers a path to citizenship while working to fix the broken immigration system in America. I, as President, I would go to congress and change the law to give them not a residency but citizenship, Bush said in Spanish during a meeting attended by this writer.
  • Mark Morford: How to defeat Trump, King of the Trolls

    08/27/2015 9:54:24 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 60 replies
    sfgate ^ | August 11, 2015 4:44 PM | Mark Morford, Author, Columnist, ERYT500 yoga teacher, Admirer of trees
    He speaks his mind, such as it is. Says whatever he wants. Jumps the rails of the standard narrative, blasphemes right inside the GOPs own church (Fox News), demeans women and immigrants... This is what his frothing minions love most, yes?... If this were a parallel (and much better) universe, Trump could almost be seen as sort of a dream candidate, the kind of passionate... Alas, were nowhere near there. Were stuck right here. This dream is, of course, more of a nightmare, a loud, vapid, sexist anti-vaxxer/birther egomaniac with about as much personal integrity and humanity as a feral...
  • Donald Trump is a piata hes just made for whacking

    08/27/2015 8:42:12 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 36 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 27, 2015 | Steve Rubenstein
    Whacking Donald Trump with a stick is big business in San Francisco. You can do it for $14 to the small Trump, or $20 if you splurge for the large Trump. The stick costs $3 extra, and you really need a proper stick, customers say, to bust Trump to smithereens. Those are the economics a field said to be Trumps specialty in the red-hot business of selling Donald Trump piatas.
  • Donald Trump trounces GOP field, Biden leads general election match-ups (Quinnipiac)

    08/27/2015 11:51:03 AM PDT · by xzins · 75 replies
    CNN ^ | August 27, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer
    The Quinnipiac University poll, released Thursday, also shows Donald Trump smashing the GOP presidential competition garnering 28% support from registered Republican voters in the 17-member field. The real estate mogul's closest competitor is retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who tallies 12%. Just 7% said they would vote for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a record low since November 2013. Those results show just how far both Trump -- now the Republican front-runner -- and Bush -- the old one -- have come. Bush led national polls for much of the first half of 2015, but was quickly dislodged by Trump, after...
  • Janitor at Planned Parenthood Clinic Caught Selling Aborted Babies Makes Six Figure Salary

    08/28/2015 2:08:15 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt Aug 27, 2015
    The janitor working at a California-based Planned Parenthood clinic caught selling aborted babies to StemExpress does very well financially. As LifeNews reported, some of the expose videos have featured Holly ODonnell, a licensed phlebotomist who unsuspectingly took a job as a procurement technician at the fetal tissue company and biotech start-up StemExpress in late 2012. Thats the company that acts as a middleman and purchases the body parts of aborted babies from Planned Parenthood to sell to research universities and other places. StemExpress was partnered with Planned Parenthood up until last week, when it quietly announced it ended its relationship...
  • Law Enforcement Officer's Gun Snatched From a Car in Oakland

    08/27/2015 9:44:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Aug 26, 2015
    A law enforcement officer's gun was stolen from a car in Oakland on Wednesday morning, according to police. The burglary was reported at 9:58 a.m. near a shopping plaza at the intersection of Fruitvale Avenue and East Ninth Street, a few blocks from the Fruitvale BART station, police said. Oakland police spokeswoman Officer Johnna Watson said the firearm belonged to a law enforcement agency that was not Oakland police, but she did not know which agency. The theft comes days after University of California, Berkeley's police Chief Margo Bennett had her gun, badge, department-issued laptop and other items stolen as...
  • Most California state agencies wide open to hackers, audit finds

    08/27/2015 1:41:07 PM PDT · by MeganC · 2 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 27 AUG 2015 | Rudy Takala
    The overwhelming majority of California's state agencies are ill-prepared to defend against cyberattacks, according to the state auditor, putting Social Security numbers, health records, and income tax information at risk for millions of Californians.
  • Bob Smith, Who Ran for Senate Twice in Florida, Behind Ted Cruz for President

    08/26/2015 9:05:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | August 26, 2015 | Kevin Derby
    Florida might have its share of Republican presidential candidates but one former presidential candidate who ran twice in the Sunshine State is behind U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. Former U.S. Sen. Bob Smith, R-N.H., who ran twice for the U.S. Senate in Florida, was named as a co-chair of Cruzs veterans outreach team on Wednesday. Smith joins U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla., and Texas state Sen. Brian Birdwell as co-chairs of Vets for Ted while Bill Connor will be national director. Cruz has also named Smith, a Navy veteran, as part of his team in New Hampshire, home of the...
  • Trump Leads in NH

    08/26/2015 6:28:43 PM PDT · by LS · 36 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8/26/2015
    PPP New Hampshire: Trump 35%, Kasich 11, Fiorina 10, Bush and Walker 7, Carson 6, Cruz 4
  • Wine train apologizes to black womens book club after allegations of racism

    08/26/2015 6:17:11 PM PDT · by matt04 · 21 replies
    Members of the book group, sporting matching gray T-shirts and broad grins, boarded the Napa Valley Wine Train in high spirits Saturday. The train is leaving the station! Choo choo! member Lisa Johnson posted on her Facebook page, captioning a picture of five glasses of burgundy liquid clinking together. But not long into the trip train staff began asking them to quiet down. Before the journey was half over, they were escorted off the train, where police officers were waiting for them, according to the Associated Press. We didnt do anything wrong and we still feel this is about race....
  • CNN Editorial: The real 'anchor babies' are conservatives, not Asians

    08/26/2015 6:08:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    CNN Editorial ^ | 08/26/2015 | Jeff Yang
    There are few uglier phrases in the modern conservative lexicon than "anchor baby," not least because of the literal imagery the term brings to mind of a human infant, wrapped in chains and flung overboard to secure a vessel in place. But even as a figure of speech, it's a despicable concept. It refers to the notion that undocumented immigrants exploit the quintessentially American policy of birthright citizenship, which confers the status of citizen to anyone born on U.S. territory, by sneaking across the border to give birth to their children. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush recently stumbled into the...
  • How to solve San Francisco's homeless pooping problem

    08/26/2015 6:37:45 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 63 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 08/26/2015 | Brandon M. Mercer
    San Francisco is known for its Golden Gate Bridge, world class cuisine, panoply of cultures, striking skyline, frigid fog, and homeless. More specifically, aggressive panhandling and homeless defecating and urinating in public. And sometimes doing even worse things. With the holiday shopping season coming, and Super Bowl 50 right behind, the city by the bay will be in the national spotlight once again, and so will images. While Mayor Ed Lee announced this week that "the homeless must leave the street" for Super Bowl 50, it's more what they leave behind on the street that is a concern for the...
  • POLL: MIKE HUCKABEE TAKES SECOND TO DONALD TRUMP

    08/26/2015 10:28:41 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 26,2015 | ALEX SWOYER
    GOP presidential candidate Gov. Mike Huckabee is doing quite well according to two national polls conducted after the first GOP presidential primary debate. One poll has Huckabee in second place behind GOP frontrunner Donald Trump and another poll has Huckabee listed with the highest favorability rating among 15 GOP presidential candidates; however, former neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson takes the highest net favorability rating when comparing the results in totality. A Reuters-Ipsos poll conducted August 21-25 has Huckabee in second behind Trump the only two candidates with double digits in that poll: Donald Trump 30.1 percent Mike Huckabee ...
  • NEW NATIONAL POLL: DONALD TRUMP HAS BIGGEST LEAD EVER WITH CARSON A DISTANT 2ND(40% to Bush 10%)

    08/26/2015 10:19:51 AM PDT · by xzins · 341 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | Aug 25, 2015 | The Right Scoop
    A new national poll out today by OANN and Gravis Marketing has Trump up to 40%, his YUGEST lead ever over his Republican contenders. Heres how each candidate rated: oann_trump_forty While Carsons lead more than doubled, hes still a distant second place with the rest of the GOP field behind him. Not that Jeb lost a bit as both Cruz and Fiorina gained. Heres the info on the poll: Gravis Marketing, a nonpartisan research firm, conducted a random survey of 3,567 registered voters across the U.S. regarding the presidential election. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 2%....
  • Is Turkey Going Rogue?

    08/26/2015 5:43:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Atlantic Community ^ | 8/26/15 | Jon Abbink
    Turkey's geo-political maneuvers may urge reconsideration of its NATO membership. While the threat from Daesh grows, Ankara is more focused on the continuing fight with the Kurds. The Erdoğan government is undermining the core values of what NATO stands for, and its anti-Kurdish policy spells problems for its role in the region. NATO has to make a statement and also work behind the scenes to engage Erdoğan to prioritize the war against Daesh. Under the pretext of an anti-Daesh (ISIS) campaign, Turkey's government since late July 2015 is harshly repressing the Kurds, playing the ‘anti-terrorism' card towards NATO. But the...
  • Meet the Americans Flocking to Iraq and Syria to Fight the Islamic State

    08/26/2015 5:36:32 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 8/26/15 | Adam Rawnsley
    When a U.S. citizen going by the name Abu Abdullah al-Amriki blew himself up in a suicide attack in Baiji, Iraq, this month, he was the most recent example of a troubling trend: the roughly 200 Americans who have traveled or attempted to travel to Iraq and Syria to fight for the Islamic State.Not all of the foreigners have left for the region looking to fight for the Islamic State, however. Instead, growing numbers of Americans are heading there to fight against the extremists. The American fighters mostly military veterans, with a strangely disproportionate share of Texans are...
  • Graham opposes gov shutdown over Planned Parenthood

    08/12/2015 9:44:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 12, 2015 | Sarah Ferris
    GOP presidential contender Lindsey Graham told a campaign rally Tuesday that he cant support a government shutdown over Planned Parenthood, because it would endanger national security. In a speech on foreign policy in South Carolina, Graham said he is opposed to federal funding on Planned Parenthood but warned a government shutdown would impair our military, our intelligence community, the people we rely upon to protect us. The South Carolina senators stance puts him in line with Senate leadership but at odds with the majority of the 2016 field, who have backed the hard-lined approach advocated by fellow Sens. Ted Cruz...
  • Fiorina: Trump Is Acting Like Other Politicians He Criticizes [VIDEO]

    08/26/2015 8:21:02 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 65 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/26/2015 | Steve Guest
    Carly Fiorina criticized Donald Trumps plan to eliminate birth right citizenship, saying, I do not support amending the Constitution and frankly in this regard honestly, I think Donald Trump is acting like the politicians he excoriates. Lets hold a bright, shiny object out here, lets amend the Constitution and end birth right citizenship. It is not going to happen, Fiorina, appearing on Morning Joe Wednesday, continued. Mike Barnicle: Do you believe in birth right citizenship? Carly Fiorina: I think it is in our Constitution. I do not support amending the Constitution and frankly in this regard honestly, I think Donald...
  • Watch: Jorge Ramos Cant Contain His Hate For Donald Trump

    08/25/2015 12:17:31 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 28 replies
    Daily Surge ^ | 08-25-2015
    The all-amnesty-all-the-time Univision anchor accused Donald Trump of spreading hate whenever he talks about his immigration policy on the campaign trial.
  • Professor who compared Scott Walker to Hitler is teaching a course on scholar activism

    08/25/2015 11:51:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    The College Fix ^ | August 25, 2015 | Greg Piper
    Sara Goldrick-Rab, a sociology professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, caused a firestorm last month when she publicly compared her governor, Republican Scott Walker, to Adolf Hitler in a tweet. She poured fuel on the flames by tweeting at incoming freshmen who were Walker supporters, encouraging them not to attend the school because of Walkers education funding policies. Then, she apologized. Now shes promoting a class shes teaching this fall on scholar activism. The graduate seminar will explore the biographies and narratives of a diverse array of scholar activists, examine the sociopolitical and economic forces shaping their work, and consider...
  • Trump breaks new Ceiling in National GOP Poll (Leading with 40%)

    08/25/2015 11:52:09 AM PDT · by MichelleWSC3 · 86 replies
    One America News Network, OAN, a credible source for 24/7 national and international news, released today its most recent 2016 Republican Presidential National Poll results conducted by Gravis Marketing. One America News Networks latest national poll shows some amazing results for political outsider Donald Trump. The New York real estate mogul has surged 30% above his pre-debate first place poll finish of 30.8% (as reported by OAN on July 31st) soaring to a new high of 40.1%. Dr. Ben Carson, who won the GOP first debate as reported by OAN per its post-debate national poll results, has moved into second...
  • Barack Obama calls opponents of Iran deal 'the crazies'

    08/25/2015 11:15:54 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 53 replies
    Soros' Politico ^ | 8/24/15 | Edward-Isaac Dovere
    LAS VEGAS There are the people on his side on the Iran deal, President Barack Obama said Monday evening. Then there are the crazies. Back from a notably uneventful and restful two-week vacation in Marthas Vineyard, Obama was immediately on the road for a short trip here, first to speak at a green energy conference hosted by retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, then to raise money for his preferred successor, former Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto. Ruddy from the sun, Obama described himself as refreshed, renewed, recharged a little feisty. And he delivered, recounting the ride...
  • Gov. Sarah Palin Stand With Rand Rally

    08/24/2015 6:55:48 PM PDT · by Bratch · 35 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | August 24 2015 | Sarah Palin via iizthatiiz
    Glad to see conservatives bringing the message to Alaska! Republicans are lucky to have a great group of candidates to pick from – and one of them is bringing his bold message and plan to "Defeat the Washington Machine" right to Anchorage! So many of us in Alaska share a libertarian streak, and Rand is sure to talk about that! I was proud to support Dr. Rand Paul in his first election to the U.S. Senate and would be there to welcome him to Alaska, but I’m in San Diego guest hosting "On Point" for One America News this week....
  • Donald Trump up 24 points in New Hampshire: Poll

    08/25/2015 10:58:12 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 20 replies
    www.washingtontimes.com ^ | 24 August 2015 | By David Sherfinski
    Donald Trump has raced out to a huge lead against the rest of the 2016 Republican presidential field in the early-voting state of New Hampshire, according to a poll released Tuesday that showed him more than tripling the support of his closest competitor. Mr. Trump was the first choice of 35 percent of GOP primary voters in the Granite State, followed by Ohio Gov. John Kasich at 11 percent and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina at 10 percent, according to the survey from the Democratic-leaning firm Public Policy Polling.
  • Trump: I wanted Bush impeached (2008)

    08/25/2015 10:21:05 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 171 replies
    CNN ^ | October 15th, 2008 | Alexander Mooney
    Business mogul Donald Trump told CNN Wednesday House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should have sought to impeach President Bush when she had the chance. In an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, Trump said the president and his administration deliberately lied about the Iraq war, and congressional Democrats missed an opportunity to impeach him when the party took control of Congress in 2006. "I was surprised that she didn't do more in terms of Bush and going after Bush," Trump said. "It was almost - it just seemed like she was going to really look to impeach Bush and get him out...
  • Man crushed to death by armored tank on Jelly Belly CEO's property

    08/25/2015 9:36:58 AM PDT · by rey · 113 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 25 Aug 2015
    <p>FAIRFIELD Authorities say a man was accidentally crushed to death with a World War II-era tank on a Jelly Bean's chairman Herman Rowland's property in Fairfield.</p> <p>The Reporter of Vacaville (http://bit.ly/1MPNBZH ) say the California Highway Patrol said the victim was 54-year-old Kevin Wright of Suisun City.</p>
  • Hollywood actor [Joe Mantegna] to auction his rifles to fund Israeli army

    08/24/2015 8:45:57 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 50 replies
    Sach Times ^ | 8/23/15
    Joe Mantegna, star of the CBS television show Criminal Minds, plans to auction off two of his Tavor rifles to fundraise for "Friends of the IDF", a New York City-based organization that lends material support to the Israeli military. According to a press release from IWI-US, Mantegna will conduct an auction for two Tavor rifles produced by IWI. Gains from the auction will go to "Friends of the IDF". Interestingly, "Israel Weapon Industries-US" (IWI-US) is co-sponsoring the Sunday event, along-with "Bullets & Bagels", a Jewish gun club in Orange County, California. Event attendees will get to shoot the TAVOR at...
  • How Tom Steyer, the White House, and a Scandal-Plagued Operative Paved the Way for EPA Regulations

    08/24/2015 8:08:52 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 6 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 24, 2015 | Lachlan Markay
    The White House, statehouses, and nonprofits backed by the billionaire Democrat Tom Steyer worked behind the scenes to create a state-level advocacy network to support controversial new Environmental Protection Agency regulations, newly released emails reveal. Involved in the strategy was a top aide to John Kitzhaber, the former Democratic governor of Oregon, according to emails obtained by the Energy and Environment Legal Institute. Kitzhaber resigned this year in the midst of a scandal involving his fiance. E&E released its findings in a Monday report that shows extensive behind-the-scenes coordination between White House staff, aides to as many as 12 governors,...
  • Trump Way Ahead in New Hampshire; Sanders Leads Clinton

    08/25/2015 8:19:32 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 17 replies
    PPP ^ | 8/25/15 | Tom Jensen
    PPP's new New Hampshire poll finds Donald Trump in the strongest position of any poll we've done anywhere since he entered the race. Trump laps the Republican field with 35% to 11% for John Kasich, 10% for Carly Fiorina, 7% each for Jeb Bush and Scott Walker, 6% for Ben Carson, 4% each for Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio, and 3% for Rand Paul. Candidates falling outside the top ten in the state are Rick Perry at 2%, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, and Rick Santorum at 1%, and Jim Gilmore, Mike Huckabee, and Bobby Jindal all at less...
  • Trump Taunts Lindsey Graham: 'Congrats... You Just Got 4 Points!'

    08/25/2015 8:36:05 AM PDT · by VinL · 79 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 8/25/15 | Caitlain Cruz
    Former reality television star and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump taunted his rival Sen. Lindsey Graham on Tuesday over a recent poll that showed the senator way behind in Graham's home state. The taunt was spurred by a poll released Tuesday which found Trump led South Carolina among likely GOP voters. Trump eagerly shared his poll results on Twitter: Congrats @LindseyGrahamSC. You just got 4 points in your home state of SCfar better than zero nationally. Youre only 26 pts behind me. 9:49 AM - 25 Aug 2015 The Monmouth University poll found Trump receiving 30 percent support from likely...
  • California sinking faster than thought, aquifers could permanently shrink

    08/25/2015 6:48:46 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/25/2015 | Tia Ghose
    California is sinking even faster than scientists had thought, new NASA satellite imagery shows. Some areas of the Golden State are sinking more than 2 inches per month, the imagery reveals. Though the sinking, called subsidence, has long been a problem in California, the rate is accelerating because the state's extreme drought is fueling voracious groundwater pumping. "Because of increased pumping, groundwater levels are reaching record lows up to 100 feet (30 meters) lower than previous records," Mark Cowin, director of California's Department of Water Resources, said in a statement. "As extensive groundwater pumping continues, the land is sinking...
  • 2 men armed with assault rifles rob Rolex store at Century City Mall

    08/24/2015 10:09:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    ABC7 ^ | 8/24/15 | By Leo Stallworth and ABC7.com staff
    CENTURY CITY, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Two brazen suspects armed with assault rifles held up a Rolex store at the Westfield Century City Shopping Center Monday afternoon, firing at least one shot during the robbery. No injuries were reported. Authorities say the armed robbery happened in the 10000 block of Santa Monica Boulevard at 12:01 p.m. The gunmen went up the escalator to the mall and headed straight to the store during lunch hour. A security guard tried to stop the suspects from entering, but when he tried to shut the door, the suspect fired a round into the store....
  • California bill would close insidious wage gap between men and women

    08/24/2015 8:00:41 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 55 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 08/24/15 | Julia Prodis Sulek
    In an attempt to narrow the insidious wage gap between men and women, the California Legislature is on the verge of passing a stronger equal pay law that supporters believe will be the toughest in the nation but some say still doesnt go far enough. Not only will the California Fair Pay Act make it more difficult for employers to justify paying men more than women for substantially similar work, but employers will be prohibited from retaliating against women who ask about or discuss the pay of their male colleagues. Were closing all the loopholes, said state Sen. Hannah-Beth...
  • CA: Man who Killed two Robbers found Not Guilty of Murder, Guilty of Weapons Charge

    08/24/2015 5:40:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Kamhen "Omar" Saleh in suit and tie. Two years ago, a 20 year old California man withdrew $44,000 from the bank for the family business. He placed the money in a backpack in his vehicle. He also had a 9mm pistol in the vehicle. Two men attempted to steal the money; he saw one in his SUV and confronted him; ultimately shooting both men. In the confrontation they had occupied another vehicle, taking the backpack and money with them. From From abc30.com: At only 22-years-old he says he shot and killed two robbers in self-defense. Police say those two...