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  • John McCain on Ukraine invasion: ‘Putin does not have a great deal of respect for President

    03/01/2014 7:31:41 AM PST · by rktman · 69 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/28/2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    Republican Arizona Sen. John McCain said on Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin may have invaded Ukraine because he’s unafraid of a weak White House.
  • CBO Director: ‘Large and Growing Federal Debt’ Could Produce ‘Fiscal Crisis’

    02/11/2014 8:08:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 11, 2014 - 12:26 PM | Susan Jones
    On the same day House Speaker John Boehner said he would bring a “clean” debt ceiling bill to the House floor—and join Democrats in voting for a 13-month extension of the debt limit—the head of the Congressional Budget Office declared that the “large and growing federal debt” could eventually increase the risk of a “fiscal crisis.” […] CBO estimates that federal debt held by the public will equal 74 percent of GDP at the end of this year and 79 percent in 2024 (the end of the current 10-year projection period). Such large and growing federal debt could have serious...
  • Saturday Night Lies

    01/13/2014 10:00:44 AM PST · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    Townhall ^ | January 6, 2014 | Cortney O'Brien
    In October, shortly after her controversial MTV Video Music Awards act, Miley Cyrus hosted an episode of “Saturday Night Live.” She gave audiences another R-rated performance by donning a brown wig to cover her blond Mohawk and grinding to the song, “We Did Stop”—a spoof of her summer hit, “We Can’t Stop.” Who was Cyrus supposed to be? Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), partying with a flamboyant Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), portrayed by cast member Taran Killam. Bachmann (Cyrus) and Boehner (Killiam) were celebrating the successful shutdown of the federal government, thus proving they could “do whatever they want.” Ha. Politically...
  • ‘Alcohol leads to good cheer at high-school parties’ and other insightful scientific research

    01/03/2014 3:39:11 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 12 replies
    National Post ^ | January 3, 2014 | Scott Stinson
    The world of academic research provides us with many unexpected and meaningful discoveries. And then there are these. The National Post‘s Scott Stinson takes a look back at some of 2013’s entries from the School for the Advanced Study of the Bloody Obvious.
  • Judge: NSA phone program likely unconstitutional

    12/16/2013 11:28:36 AM PST · by ColdOne · 59 replies
    politico.com ^ | 12/16/13 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    A federal judge ruled Monday that the National Security Agency program which collects information on nearly all telephone calls made to, from or within the United States is likely to be unconstitutional. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon found that the program appears to run afoul of the Fourth Amendment prohibition on unreasonable searches and seizures. He also said the Justice Department had failed to demonstrate that collecting the so-called metadata had helped to head off terrorist attacks.
  • Study: People With a Lot of Self-Control Are Happier

    07/04/2013 9:56:19 PM PDT · by neverdem · 39 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | JUL 1 2013 | LINDSAY ABRAMS
    Improbably enough, people who are better able to resist impulses report being more satisfied with their lives.PROBLEM: "Among humankind's most valuable assets" is self-control, according to Wilhelm Hofmann and his team of researchers at the University of Chicago. They define it as "the ability to override or change one's inner responses" and to refrain from acting on impulses. As an immediate consequence of leading lives of constant self-denial, it would seem that people with a lot of self-control aren't likely to derive a lot of pleasure from life, although in the long run they might benefit from the satisfaction of...
  • The Egyptian People’s Message For America: “Obama Supports Terrorism”

    06/30/2013 12:57:05 PM PDT · by FreedomOutpost · 16 replies
    FreedomOutpost.com ^ | 06-29-2013 | Dean Garrison
    I am not sure when the people of Egypt became more worldly than the people here in America but it would seem they have it figured out. Betsy Hiel tweeted a picture of a banner that has been hoisted in Tahrir Square that reads “Obama Supports Terrorism” in both English and Arabic. The banner has been placed in preparation for Sunday’s scheduled protests against Mohamed Morsi and The Muslim Brotherhood. Read more: http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/06/the-egyptian-people-proclaim-barack-obama-supports-terrorists/#ixzz2XjBkZmcu
  • Texas tops US in number of lost, stolen firearms

    06/20/2013 7:26:20 PM PDT · by Altariel · 33 replies
    WFAA ^ | June 19, 2013 | AP
    DALLAS (AP) — Federal authorities say Texas has far and away the largest number of firearms in the U.S. reported as lost or stolen.
  • “I Don’t Think Obama is Going to Finish His Second Term Without the Bottom Dropping Out”

    06/04/2013 7:46:07 AM PDT · by blam · 21 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 6-4-2013 | Mac Slavo
    Imminent: “I Don’t Think Obama is Going to Finish His Second Term Without the Bottom Dropping Out” Mac Slavo June 3rd, 2013 One year ago this month it was revealed that throughout the course of this crisis some 40% of all wealth in America had been vaporized. It was a stunning number to be sure, and one that many analysts predicted would reverse as the Bernanke/Obama recovery took hold. Now, a full year on, the news has not gotten any better. It’s gotten much, much worse. According to a new report, the average American household has lost 55% of their...
  • Report: Tebow’s Camp Says NFL Career Might Be Done

    06/02/2013 6:04:06 AM PDT · by KevinDavis · 101 replies
    CBS ^ | 05/31/2013
    The NFL might have seen its last bit of Tebowing. A new report claims that some of those closest to Tim Tebow have suggested that the unemployed quarterback’s NFL career is likely done. ESPN’s David Fleming reports that members of Tebow’s own camp privately told him that his days in the league are “probably over.”
  • Tony Blair says murder of Lee Rigby PROVES 'there is a problem within Islam'

    06/01/2013 5:30:03 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 38 replies
    DailyMail ^ | June 1, 2013 | Glen Owen
    Tony Blair today makes his most powerful political intervention since leaving Downing Street by launching an outspoken attack on ‘the problem within Islam’. The former Prime Minister addresses the shocking killing of Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich by going further than he – or any front-rank British politician – has gone before over the issue of Muslim radicalism. Writing in today’s Mail on Sunday, he departs from the usual argument that Islam is a peaceful religion that should not be tainted by the actions of a few extremists. Instead, Mr Blair urges governments to ‘be honest’ and admit that the...
  • Intelligence Director: ‘Arab Spring’ Has Benefited Islamists

    03/13/2013 10:38:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 13, 2013 | Patrick Goodenough
    The “Arab spring” has benefited Islamists rather than democracy advocates, while political transitions and unrest in the region have provided opportunities for terrorists to mount attacks against U.S. interests, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told lawmakers Tuesday. … “Islamist actors have been the chief electoral beneficiaries of the political openings, and Islamist parties in Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco will likely solidify their influence in the coming year,” he told the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in a written statement. … “Sequestration forces the intelligence community to reduce all intelligence activities and functions, without regard to impact on our mission,”...
  • Hillary Lets the Jihadist Cat Out of the Bag.

    01/24/2013 7:35:08 PM PST · by CharlesMartelsGhost · 20 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | January 24, 2013 | Robert Spencer
    After four years of pretending there is no jihad against the free world, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton blurted out the truth during her testimony on the Benghazi jihad massacre Wednesday: “We now face a spreading jihadist threat,” she said, adding: “We have to recognize this is a global movement.” We do? Yet the Obama administration has for years steadfastly and repeatedly denied both that there was a jihadist threat at all and that it was a global movement. So far has the Obama administration been from acknowledging that there was a jihad threat that less than two months into...
  • David Axelrod Surprised by Romney Campaign’s Missed Opportunities

    11/30/2012 7:44:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 11/30/2012 | James Warren
    Obama’s top election strategist tells a Chicago audience he was surprised Mitt Romney’s team did not attack Obama more, stuck so narrowly with their base—and chose Paul Ryan for VP. President Obama’s top reelection strategist conceded surprise Monday that Republican super PACS didn’t attack Obama far earlier, Mitt Romney didn’t invest much more in ground operations, and that the Republican nominee played narrowly to the party base in picking Rep. Paul Ryan as a running mate. Offering a lengthy dissection of the campaign, David Axelrod told a Chicago audience that he was “a bit surprised that super PACS, which spent...
  • Yahoo News Prostituting for Obama: Daily Pro-Obama News Items

    09/19/2012 10:11:19 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 12 replies
    September 19, 2012
    Each and every day Yahoo News via e-mail and in their main news tab have a barrage of pro-Obama and anti-Romney news clips. You would think they have prostituted themselves to harlots of the White House spin and have become a fully owned subsidiary of Media Matters. We read glowing accounts of how Obama is rising in the polls, and how 3 out 4 individuals do not connect to Romney, an endless highlighting of Romney's 47% comment, how optimism is on the rise, that home sales are steaming ahead, and this goes on and on. During the RNC Yahoo News...
  • US-Afghan military operations suspended after attacks

    09/17/2012 6:59:55 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 45 replies
    Most joint U.S.-Afghan military operations have been suspended following what authorities believe was an insider attack Sunday that left four American solders dead, officials told NBC News. “We’re to the point now where we can’t trust these people,” a senior military official said. So far this year, 51 NATO troops have been killed in these so-called blue-on-green attacks. Sunday's attack came a day after two British soldiers were shot dead by an Afghan policeman, Reuters reported.
  • Susan Rice outright lies on MTP and I can prove it!

    09/16/2012 8:01:17 AM PDT · by barryobi · 34 replies
    9/16/2012 | barryobi
    <p>Susan Rice, our disgraceful United Nations Ambassador just went on Meet The Press and told two very big lies, and issued one statement that when examined does not mean what most people think.</p> <p>The first and most egregious lie she told was that that what happened in Benghazi started as a protest to the video and escalated to an attack on the consulate.</p>
  • State Department sent gay man to be ambassador to Libya

    09/15/2012 7:40:44 AM PDT · by Lacey · 95 replies
    HillBuzz ^ | 09/14/2012 | Kevin DuJan
    Today I went out into the field here in Chicago looking to talk to some of the striking teachers but no one in a red-shirt was anywhere to be found (or, if they were wearing one, they had nothing to do with the teachers’ union strike). A journalist friend of mine asked me to nose around and see if I could uncover anything about slain Ambassador Chris Stevens, who was rumored to be gay. A former “roommate” of Stevens by the name of Austin Tichenor lives and works in Chicago and while making calls to friends of mine in the...
  • Conventions often leave analysts star-struck

    09/09/2012 6:28:42 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Saturday, 09.08.12 | DAVID BAUDER
    A trend toward gushing about rather than analyzing political speeches was apparent during television coverage of the conventions even before CNN's Piers Morgan compared Bill Clinton to Winston Churchill and Martin Luther King Jr. Perhaps fueled by a pressure to stand out and a more partisan media, analysts frequently seemed star-struck by speakers and slipped into blurb-happy evaluations of the news in front of them. Morgan took to Twitter before former President Clinton's speech nominating President Barack Obama for a second term was even halfway through. "Already the best speech of either convention," the prime-time talk show host tweeted. "An...
  • ‘Kittycam’ study finds cats are virtual killing machines

    08/07/2012 8:19:10 PM PDT · by george76 · 115 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | August 07, 2012 | Eric Pfeiffer,
    Cast aside all fantasies of your house cat frolicking through flower-filled fields in the afternoon sun. When kitty scratches at the door begging to go outside, it's the killing hour. ... cats ate about 30 percent of their kills, brought home another 25 percent and left 49 percent of their prey to simply decay. So what are cats killing? Lizards, snakes and frogs (41 percent); chipmunks and vols (25 percent); insects and worms (20 percent) and, of course, birds (12 percent).
  • Former Obama Economic Adviser Warns Unemployment Could Rise

    03/11/2012 1:29:45 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | George Stephanopoulos
    The economy has added more jobs than expected in each of the past three months, pushing down the unemployment rate to 8.3 percent and marking the best six-month streak of jobs numbers since 2008. But President Obama’s former economic adviser said today that this seemingly rosy economic picture probably won’t last. “I think the main thing that [President Obama] ought to worry anybody is that the growth rate is probably not as sustainable as at high a rate as it’s been, so the pace of expansion, which for six months has been pretty impressive, it may just slow down a...
  • ABC's Misleading Headline: "Gingrich ’06 Memo: 'Agree Entirely With Gov. Romney' on Health Care"

    12/27/2011 8:27:06 AM PST · by radioone · 56 replies · 1+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 12-17-11 | Noel Sheppard
    ABC's Jonathan Karl Tuesday published a piece now prominently featured at the Drudge Report with a headline guaranteed to be the Obama-loving media's lead story concerning something Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich wrote over five years ago: "Gingrich ’06 Memo: 'Agree Entirely With Gov. Romney' on Health Care." Inside the actual document uncovered by BuzzFeed’s Andrew Kaczynski, the former Speaker didn't "agree entirely with Gov. Romney" at all (emphasis added):
  • Utah man wins Lamborghini, crashes it hours later

    12/21/2011 4:16:57 PM PST · by presidio9 · 40 replies
    AP ^ | 12/21/2011 | PAUL FOY
    A truck driver who won a $380,000 Lamborghini in a convenience store contest crashed the sports car six hours after he got it, and he now plans to sell the 640-horsepower convertible because he can't afford the insurance or taxes. "I already had offers on it. I'm going to sell it," David Dopp said Wednesday. "I have bills more important than a Lamborghini. I've got a family to support." Dopp, a 34-year-old truck driver for Frito-Lay, spun out of control just a few hours after taking the keys to the Murcielago Roadster that he won in a "Joe Schmo to...
  • Tea party, Occupy movement vastly different

    11/22/2011 11:28:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Morning Call ^ | November 22, 2011 | Tom McFadden
    Many in the media and some well-known politicians have characterized those demonstrating against Wall Street and big business as a spontaneous grass-roots movement similar in purpose to the tea party. Well, nothing could be further from the truth. Let's start with the important differences. The tea party movement is universally consistent in its emphasis on the return to the principles embodied in the Declaration of Independence and eager for the restoration of constitutional governance. The tea party protests are intended to bring attention to the unrestrained compulsion of our elected representatives toward boundless growth of the government and display a...
  • Editorial: Russia Is Not Our Friend

    07/28/2011 4:52:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 28, 2011 | Staff
    Russia: U.S. intelligence has apparently concluded that Moscow was behind last September's bombing of the U.S. Embassy in the nation of Georgia. But the Obama administration still thinks Russia is our friend. The more things change, the more they stay the same. In the 1970s, President Carter celebrated America's liberation from its "inordinate fear of communism" and boasted after the 1979 Vienna Summit that "President Brezhnev and I developed a better sense of each other as leaders and as men." Less than six months later, the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. Today, President Obama takes Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to Ray's...
  • CBS News: Rolling Thunder Crowd "Pretty Anti-Media, Very Protective" of Sarah Palin

    05/29/2011 9:15:11 AM PDT · by kristinn · 215 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News via Twitter ^ | Sunday, May 29, 2011 | Christine Delargy
    Not there but @CBSNews producer on ground tells me #RollingThunder crowd pretty anti-media, very protective of @SarahPalinUSA7 minutes ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®
  • Confirmed: Jindal and Rubio NOT Natural Born Citizens

    05/22/2011 6:31:10 PM PDT · by jdirt · 172 replies
    MIAMI, Fla. – Are U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal natural-born citizens of the United States, and thus eligible for the presidency? It's a simple question, but the answer may not be so easy. The next national election is less than 18 months away, and both rising Republican stars have been touted as potential contenders for either the No. 1 or No. 2 spot on a presidential ticket. But their eligibility is in doubt since both men's parents were not U.S. citizens at the time their future political children were born, WND can reveal. That...
  • White House: Revenge attacks for bin Laden death 'entirely possible'

    05/13/2011 10:11:57 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies
    White House: Revenge attacks for bin Laden death 'entirely possible' By Sam Youngman - 05/13/11 12:07 PM ET The White House said Friday that the U.S. intelligence community is "in a state of high vigilance" for revenge attacks after the killing of Osama bin Laden. White House press secretary Jay Carney responded to reports that more than 80 were killed in Pakistan Friday as a response to bin Laden's death by saying that it is "entirely possible, even likely" that terrorists "might try to respond with revenge attacks of some kind." The terrorist network al Qaeda has promised revenge for...
  • Money Expert: We’ll Be in Recession By End of Year

    04/15/2011 9:15:29 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 67 replies
    Newsmax ^ | April 15, 2011 | Forrest Jones
    A respected economic expert is warning that a recession is definite by December and that U.S. stock prices are going to plunge, thanks to Federal Reserve strategies and the soaring price of crude. John Taylor, founder of the FX Concepts hedge fund and former vice president at Citibank, says the U.S. economic recovery has taken place thanks in large part to the Federal Reserve's money printing campaign, known as quantitative easing, which ends in June. "Recovery has never really gotten off the ground. It's all government stimulated," Taylor tells CNBC. "We'll be in a recession by the end of the...
  • Trump Takes on Koran: It Teaches a 'Very Negative Vibe"

    04/13/2011 9:21:40 AM PDT · by Yet_Again · 23 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/12/2011 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    Donald Trump believes the Koran teaches a “very negative vibe.” And, he’s also a Christian. That’s what he said during an interview with CBN’s David Brody that aired this morning on the “700 Club.” His comments, included below, were in response to Brody’s question about whether or not Trump has concerns about the Muslim holy book:
  • Religious Scholar? Donald Trump Claims The Koran ‘Teaches A Very Negative Vibe’

    04/12/2011 10:22:13 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 36 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 04/12/2011 | Mike Joyella
    So it’s not all about the president’s birth certificate after all. It’s also the Koran. In an interview with CBN, Donald Trump reveals there’s a bit of a religious scholar under all that wonderful hair. Discussing the Muslim holy book, Trump says “The Koran is very interesting. A lot of people say it teaches love and there is a very big group of people who really understand the Koran far better than I do. I’m certainly not an expert to put it mildly, but there’s something there that teaches some very negative vibe.” Trump suggests that suicide bombings may be...
  • Herman Cain: Many Muslims Want to ‘Kill’ or ‘Convert all Infidels’

    03/22/2011 6:23:40 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 22, 2011 | Meredith Jessup
    Potential Republican presidential contender Herman Cain is known for his straight-talking style and willingness to discuss issues other politicians dare not touch. In his latest interview with Christianity Today, the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO opened up about his faith, his calling in life and his aspirations for political office. In blunt terms, Cain, a Christian, made no bones about his thoughts on the role of Muslims in modern American society and ... “God didn’t keep me here to go play golf, and relax, and take life easy,” he said, referring to his against-the-odds battle back against stage-4 cancer. “I believe...
  • Rick Santorum: Sharia is "evil" and "incompatible with American jurisprudence and our Constitution"

    03/13/2011 2:43:36 PM PDT · by NYer · 35 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | March 12, 2011
    Santorum is going to get a lot of heat for this. When the Islamic supremacist tools in the mainstream media challenge him on it, he should ask them if they think the death penalty for apostates, stoning for adultery, amputation of the hand for theft, the denial of the freedom of speech, and institutionalized second-class status for women and non-Muslims is not evil. They will then, following some smooth Islamic supremacist deceiver, claim that those things are not part of Sharia; Santorum should then challenge them to name one Muslim country that has ever implemented Sharia without implementing those measures,...
  • Ethanol pumps big problems for small engines

    02/07/2011 10:53:54 AM PST · by thackney · 99 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | 2/7/11 | Associated Press
    ...and he filled tanks feeding the boat’s 200 horsepower Mercury engine with gas that had been blended with 10 percent ethanol. “I heard a station in Greenville had straight gas, but I just took it to the next one I could find. Within 10 minutes, my engine started failing,” Gray said. “(The ethanol) had crystallized and crumbled and had clogged my fuel line, and I had to tear out all of the fuel system.” Gray saved hundreds of dollars by repairing it himself, but his troubles with the motor are nothing new to marine shop owners, lawn mower mechanics and...
  • McCain: Republicans could lose seats if omnibus passes (McCain says he is speaking for Tea Party)

    12/16/2010 8:42:53 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 83 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-12-16 | Jordan Fabian
    Republicans could relinquish a significant portion of the gains they made in the midterm elections if they "allow" the omnibus spending bill to pass, Sen. John McCain said Wednesday. The Arizona Republican said that Tea Party activists who helped the GOP make large inroads on Democrats are "enraged" about the $1.1 trillion measure to fund the government that contains nearly $8 billion in earmarks. "They gave us a second chance last November ... And if we Republicans allow this thing to go through, then I'm not sure they're going to give us another chance," McCain said during an interview with...
  • Sex offender ban on social networking sites difficult to enforce

    12/04/2010 6:08:20 PM PST · by Wile E Coyote Genius · 14 replies
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A relatively new state law bans registered sex offenders from using social networking websites like myspace and facebook, but prosecutors say it's rarely used in court. The law was enacted in December of 2008. Prosecutor Kelly Miller says the law is great idea, but difficult to enforce because registered sex offenders on probation typically use the internet in the privacy of their homes. They often use different screen names and don't have their pictures on the account. It often takes a court order for police to gain access to computer information needed to verify the account...
  • Bradley Manning (Wikileaker) is gay former soldier.

    11/29/2010 6:40:47 PM PST · by Paddy Irish · 53 replies · 2+ views
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  • McCain: 'these are harsh times'

    10/26/2010 7:56:46 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | 2010-10-26
    Charles Town, WV (CNN) - As he stumps for a string of Republicans in increasingly bitter races, Sen. John McCain warned candidates against overconfidence and defended recent searing attacks on his Democratic colleagues. "These are harsh times," he said, in response to a reporter's question about his criticism of Sen. Barbara Boxer and a conference call in which he slammed Sen. Patty Murray over the use of earmarks.
  • Two state Supreme Court justices stun some listeners with race comments

    10/22/2010 8:21:10 AM PDT · by epithermal · 28 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | October 21, 2010 | Steve Miletich
    State Supreme Court justices Richard Sanders and James Johnson stunned some participants at a recent court meeting when they said African Americans are overrepresented in the prison population because they commit a disproportionate number of crimes. Both justices disputed the view held by some that racial discrimination plays a significant role in the disparity. Johnson also used the term "poverty pimp," an apparent reference to people who purportedly exploit the poor in the legal system, say those who attended the meeting. Sanders later confirmed his remarks about imprisoned African Americans, saying "certain minority groups" are "disproportionally represented in prison because...
  • Is Racial Allegiance Keeping Obama's Approval Rating High Among Black People?

    08/11/2010 8:52:31 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 79 replies
    Black Christian News ^ | 8/11/10 | Cord Jefferson
    Beginning last week, President Obama's approval rating is now the lowest it's ever been, with just 45 percent of Americans saying they're satisfied with the job he's doing, according to Gallup...Yet as supporters peel away by the day, one group has yet to significantly give up on the president: African Americans. Though Obama no longer enjoys the 96 percent black approval of months past, he's still never known what it's like to not have the support of at least 80 percent of African American voters. Currently, more than nine out of 10 blacks polled approve of Barack Obama's job performance,...
  • Israel: U.S. military aid to Lebanon could go to terrorists

    07/28/2010 5:53:12 PM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Examiner ^ | 7-28-10 | Richard Shulman
    Israeli Defense Minister Barak’s warning that, if Hizbullah attacks it, Israel would defend itself against the whole regime, got all the attention, but almost unnoticed is his further alert that U.S. military aid to Lebanon may fall into the hands of terrorists. President Obama announced intent to raise that subsidy to $100 million. More specifically, Min. Barak put it, “…the walls between the Lebanese armed forces and Hizbullah—it's quite porous. And whatever you give the Lebanese armed forces might end up in the hands of Hizbullah, be it technology or weapons or whatever.“ (Arutz-7, 7/27/10). This column’s prior analysis made...
  • Lawsuit against Bell California suggests voter fraud in 2009 election

    07/27/2010 4:36:21 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 35 replies · 4+ views
    LA Times ^ | 07/27/2010 | LA Times
    A lawsuit filed Monday by a former Bell police officer makes a variety of serious allegations about city officials and suggests voter fraud in a 2009 election. According to the lawsuit, filed by James Corcoran, off-duty police officers in Bell distributed absentee ballots in a 2009 municipal election and told would-be voters which candidates to support. The former police sergeant alleges in the suit that he was forced out of his job of 25 years in retaliation for informing state and federal authorities about the officers’ actions and reporting alleged misconduct involving City Administrator Robert Rizzo and other city officials....
  • Study finds higher STD rates among users of erectile dysfunction drugs

    07/05/2010 2:30:05 PM PDT · by decimon · 29 replies · 2+ views
    Massachusetts General Hospital ^ | July 5, 2010 | Unknown
    Results stress importance of counseling safer-sex practices, even for older patients This release is available in Chinese.Physicians who prescribe erectile dysfunction drugs for their male patients should be sure to discuss the importance of safer sex practices, even with older patients: that is an important implication of a report in the July 6 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine. The analysis of insurance records of more than 1.4 million U.S. men over 40 found that those who used ED drugs were more likely to have sexually transmitted diseases than were non-users. "Anyone who does not practice safer sex, no matter...
  • Catholic aide says gay men commit most paedophilia

    05/25/2009 1:19:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies · 2,675+ views
    The London Guardian ^ | May 24, 2009 | Riazat Butt
    There was fresh controversy today over child sex abuse and the Catholic church when an archbishop's aide claimed the majority of paedophilia was being perpetrated by gay men. Father John Owen, the communications officer for the archdiocese of Cardiff and a Catholic chaplain at Cardiff University, was a guest on BBC1's The Big Questions. His remarks concerned last Wednesday's publication of the Ryan Inquiry, a 2,565-page report detailing the abuse and rape of children in Ireland's Catholic institutions, and came days after the newly-appointed archbishop of Westminster, the Most Rev Vincent Nichols, angered charities by saying it took courage for...
  • Chopping Defense Amid War Is a Mistake

    06/15/2010 6:01:07 PM PDT · by pissant · 4 replies · 166+ views
    House.gov ^ | 6/15/10 | Duncan D. Hunter
    There is no shortage of threats facing America today or emerging on the horizon. In Afghanistan, our military is engaging a dangerous enemy while global terrorism, fueled by a radical ideology, will take more than firepower to defeat. All the while, Iran continues its march toward acquiring nuclear weapons, North Korea continually provokes its neighbors, and China is arming itself faster than any other country in the world. Each of these threats is unique and presents its own set of challenges, which is why America's armed forces must be prepared on all fronts. This requires that we consistently strengthen our...
  • Weather blamed for 16-year-old&#8217;s attempt to sail solo around the world

    06/13/2010 1:40:59 PM PDT · by Oztrich Boy · 108 replies · 1,258+ views
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | Sat, Jun. 12, 2010 | TONY CASTRO
    LOS ANGELES | Abby Sunderland’s quest to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world was star-crossed from the start, and weather was always the principal villain. Originally scheduled to launch in early December to avoid the chilly winter weather and deadly waves in the Indian Ocean, the California teenager and her team met with delays equipping her boat, Wild Eyes, money shortages and unfriendly hometown weather. When she finally set sail Jan. 23, experienced sailors issued warnings given the late start, ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  • Talking To Mom Can Reduce Stress Levels According to New Study (Call your Mother!)

    05/13/2010 12:07:25 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 23 replies · 547+ views
    Tech Jackal.net ^ | May 13, 2010 | Staff Writer
    When kids are hurt, stressed or emotionally upset and want their mommy, it is for a valid reason. A new study reveals that talking with one’s mother actually helps lower the level of cortisol, a stress hormone. The soothing effect of the mother’s voice is believed to release oxytocin into the brain. Oxytocin is a feel-good chemical that naturally enhances a person’s mood. Seth Pollak of the University of Wisconsin-Madison led the study. Pollak and his team asked 61 girls between the ages of 7 and 12 to deliver a speech or complete a set of math problems in front...
  • Hunter to Pols: Your Job Is to Uphold Law

    05/10/2010 1:21:53 PM PDT · by pissant · 22 replies · 844+ views
    NBC ^ | 5/10/10 | R. STICKNEY and MONICA DEAN
    A retired Congressman thinks politicians who want to condemn the controversial immigration law in Arizona should take a second look at their oaths of office. Duncan Lee Hunter, former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, hasn't read the Arizona law but from what's he's heard, it sounds to him like the cities and counties declaring resolutions against the state need to reexamine their oaths of office. “Do they also oppose the federal law that says it’s illegal to come into this country without coming in the right way?” Hunter asked when interviewed at a San Diego golf tournament to...
  • Economists: The stimulus didn't help

    04/26/2010 12:15:57 PM PDT · by Tulsa Ramjet · 73 replies · 3,396+ views
    CNNMoney.com ^ | April 26, 2010: 3:56 AM ET | Hibah Yousuf
    In latest quarterly survey by the National Association for Business Economics, the index that measures employment showed job growth for the first time in two years -- but a majority of respondents felt the fiscal stimulus had no impact.
  • Definitive Paper: Homosexuality at Root of Sex Abuse Crisis

    04/20/2010 7:03:44 AM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 38 replies · 1,105+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | April 19, 2010 | John-Henry Westen
    Monday April 19, 2010 The Definitive Paper Showing Homosexuality at Root of the Sex Abuse Crisis TODAY'S HEADLINES   |   SEND NEWS TIPS   |   DONATE SHARE:  E-MAIL   PRINT      By John-Henry WestenApril 19, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A must-read paper produced by Human Life International Research Director Brian Clowes has closed the book on the question of whether homosexuality in the priesthood is a root cause of the clerical sexual abuse crisis.  Citing numerous research studies, Clowes demonstrates that homosexuality is strongly linked to sexual abuse of minors, and that celibacy is definitely not a cause of pedophilia.Clowes cites studies, including:...