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  • Newt Gingrich: Race Relations Worse Under President Obama | Morning Joe | MSNBC

    07/18/2016 5:14:52 PM PDT · by Pic7 · 13 replies
    MSNBC youtube channel ^ | 07/18/2016 | morning joe msnbc
    Newt Gingrich interviewed by Morning Joe and Mika. Newt was brilliant. It is obvious at the 6:03 mark that Newt was making way too many valid points that Joe Scarborough and everyone with a earpiece heard the producer, yell, cut, CUT! change the subject. It was so abrupt because Newt was making so many points. And as always, Newt went after Obama with laser provision.
  • Sen. Cruz: The Admin’s Refusal to Confront Radical Islamic Terrorism Has Made America Less Safe

    06/18/2016 11:32:55 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 34 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 16 , 2016 | Sen. Ted Cruz
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today delivered a speech on the Senate floor, emphasizing the need to address the growing threat of radical Islamic terrorism in the wake of the horrific act of terror in Orlando last weekend. Sen. Cruz specifically called on Congress to take up and pass his Expatriate Terrorist Act (ETA) and Terrorist Refugee Infiltration Prevention Act (TRIPA) in order to better secure our country.
  • CIA Director Warns That ISIS Is Probably Attempting to Infiltrate West Through Refugee Flows

    06/17/2016 7:22:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 17, 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    Contrary to President Obama’s more upbeat assessment of ISIS earlier this week—that we’re ‘making significant progress’ in the fight against the terror group and that they’re ‘under more pressure than ever before’—CIA Director John Brennan gave a more stark account of the group’s abilities and influence. Despite efforts by the U.S. and its allies to strike the terror group, its “terrorism capability and global reach” have not been hampered, he said at a hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday. "We judge that ISIL is training and attempting to deploy operatives for further attacks. ISIL has a large cadre of western fighters who could potentially...
  • Double-digit ObamaCare premium hikes projected in 2017

    06/15/2016 4:15:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 15, 2016 | (Joseph Weber/AP)
    Americans in markets across the country could be looking at double-digit premium hikes under ObamaCare next year, according to a new study that’s already fueling election-year finger-pointing. The Kaiser Family Foundation report found premiums for popular low-cost plans under the health care law are projected to increase an average 11 percent in 2017. Among the sharpest projected increases are: 26 percent in Portland, Ore.; 21 percent in the District of Columbia; and 16 percent in New York City. The study focused on the two least-expensive — and very popular — “silver” policies. It specifically examined the impact of rising premiums...
  • Orlando Attack Is a Failure of Obama’s ‘Politically Correct’ Policy, Analysts Say

    06/14/2016 1:16:11 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 17 replies
    FreeBeacon.com ^ | 06/14/2016 | Bill Gertz
    FBI knew since 2013 shooter linked to violent jihad The Florida terrorist attack last weekend revealed multiple failures of Obama administration counterterrorism policies that critics say are hamstrung by liberal “political correctness.” Security analysts said the attack exposed failures of the administration’s counterterrorism policies that were designed to separate Islam from the jihadist terrorism that continues to spread from the Middle East to Europe and now the United States. The attack early Sunday by security guard Omar Mateen, 29, included a 911 call to police stating the mass shooting was conducted in support of the Islamic State terror group. A...
  • Levin: San Jose Riots Were an 'Attack on America'

    06/03/2016 4:32:38 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 102 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 6-3-2016 | Phil Shiver
    Mark Levin came out firing in response to the disgusting street riots in San Jose last night outside a Donald Trump rally. The protesters were carrying Mexican flags, burning American flags, and assaulting Trump supporters as well as police officers. Levin said, at this point, its not only an attack on the right, or on Trump, but "an attack on America." Levin spent the first 10 minutes of his radio program absolutely eviscerating the rioters: Listen here:
  • The Head Of One Of The Best Universities Says That Affirmitive Action Means 'Lower Standards'

    05/17/2016 4:29:29 PM PDT · by blam · 39 replies
    BI ^ | 5-17-2016 | Abby Jackson
    May 17, 2016 Abby Jackson Responding to criticism about dismal diversity metrics, Chris Patten, the chancellor of the University of Oxford, disparaged the concept of racial quotas, as Quartz reported. In an interview with The Telegraph, Patten said that quotas lower standards: I am in favor of universities recognizing their responsibilities for promoting social inclusion. But I don’t think that if you want high-class universities, you should expect them to lower their standards in order to make up for some inadequacies in our secondary education system. Nobody will explain to me how you can make a system of quotas work...
  • New study supports natural causes, not alien activity, explain mystery star's behavior

    05/09/2016 8:56:03 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 16 replies
    phys.org ^ | May 9, 2016 | David Salisbury
    Sorry, E.T. lovers, but the results of a new study make it far less likely that KIC 8462852, popularly known as Tabby's star, is the home of industrious aliens who are gradually enclosing it in a vast shell called a Dyson sphere. Public interest in the star, which sits about 1,480 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus, began last fall when Yale astronomer Tabetha ("Tabby") Boyajian and colleagues posted a paper on an astronomy preprint server reporting that "planet hunters" - a citizen science group formed to search data from the Kepler space telescope for evidence of exoplanets - had...
  • Wall Street Analyst Who Warned on GE Ahead of Crash Calls Clinton Foundation “Charity Fraud”

    05/07/2016 8:56:04 AM PDT · by chopperman · 27 replies
    The Clinton Foundation’s finances are so messy that the nation’s most influential charity watchdog put it on its “watch list” of problematic nonprofits last month. The Clinton family’s mega-charity took in more than $140 million in grants and pledges in 2013 but spent just $9 million on direct aid. The group spent the bulk of its windfall on administration, travel, and salaries and bonuses, with the fattest payouts going to family friends. “It seems like the Clinton Foundation operates as a slush fund for the Clintons,” said Bill Allison, a senior fellow at the Sunlight Foundation, a government watchdog group...
  • Donald Trump blasts California protesters as "thugs and criminals"

    04/30/2016 12:22:16 PM PDT · by Innovative · 97 replies
    CBS News ^ | Apr. 30, 2016 | Reena Flores/
    Donald Trump slammed the protesters at his recent California campaign events as "thugs and criminals," calling for police to dole out harsh punishments in a tweet early Saturday.
  • Hungarian PM: Mass Migration a Plot to Destroy Christian West

    03/28/2016 2:55:21 PM PDT · by detective · 28 replies
    The New American ^ | 25 March 2016 | by Alex Newman
    Shortly before Europe was hit with the recent terror attack in Brussels, one prominent European leader was warning that the growing tsunami of Middle Eastern immigrants flooding into the West is actually an organized plot by internationalist extremists to destroy liberty, nationhood, Western civilization, and Christendom. Speaking last week at Hungary's National Museum in a historic speech that was largely ignored or distorted by the establishment press, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban (shown) called on Europeans to unite against the threat emanating from the European Union headquartered in Brussels. The question, he said, is whether Europeans will live as slaves...
  • Nassim Taleb Sums Up America's Election In 17 "Black Swan" Words

    03/22/2016 2:36:13 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 34 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 13 March 2016 | On Nassim Taleb, by Tyler Durden
    Sometimes, less is more, and in infamous "Black Swan" philosopher Nassim Taleb's case, summing up the chaos that is enveloping America, and its forthcoming election was as simple as the following: "The *establishment* composed of journos, BS-Vending talking heads with well-formulated verbs, bureaucrato-cronies, lobbyists-in training, New Yorker-reading semi-intellectuals, image-conscious empty suits, Washington rent-seekers and other "well thinking" members of the vocal elites are not getting the point about what is happening and the sterility of their arguments." To which he appended the following 17 perfectly succinct words: "People are not voting for Trump (or Sanders). People are just voting, finally,...
  • POLITICS: Liberal women seen as weak on terrorism issues, study finds

    02/23/2016 5:15:21 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 46 replies
    Press-Enterprise ^ | February 23, 2016 | Anne Millerberne
    POLITICS: Liberal women seen as weak on terrorism issues, study finds A new study from UC Riverside suggests that Hillary Clinton may have two big obstacles working against her going into the 2016 election: she's a woman and she's a liberal. Those two traits combined make voters think twice about supporting her when terrorism is in the news, according to a news release from UCR about the study. The study cites researchers from UCR, Tulane University and Vanderbilt University who have learned female democratic presidential hopefuls are viewed by voters as weaker and less capable than their male and republican...
  • Dick Cheney: Donald Trump ‘Sounds Like a Liberal Democrat’ on Iraq War, 9/11

    02/19/2016 9:24:32 PM PST · by TBP · 57 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Feb. 15, 2016 9:00pm | Tré Goins-Phillips
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney, who served alongside former President George W. Bush, issued a bold criticism of Republican presidential contender Donald Trump Monday, saying the billionaire “sounds like a liberal Democrat” when it comes to the Iraq war and 9/11. “You heard at the debate Saturday Donald Trump accuse President Bush and his team of purposefully lying the country into war in Iraq, saying, ‘I will tell you they lied, they said there were weapons of mass destruction, there were none. They knew there were none.’ Your response?” Fox News anchor Bret Baier asked. The former vice president was...
  • Donald Trump on Obama's mosque visit: 'Maybe he feels comfortable there'

    02/04/2016 7:52:22 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 2/3/2016 | Maxwell Tani
    Real-estate mogul Donald Trump said on Wednesday that US President Barack Obama may have visited a Maryland mosque because "he feels comfortable there." During an interview with Greta Van Susteren, the Fox News host asked Trump about the visit. "President Obama went to a mosque today in Baltimore to talk about religious tolerance and to talk about the contributions Muslims have made in the United States," she said. "Your thoughts about that?" Trump, a Republican presidential candidate, said that although he didn't have much of an opinion about the issue, Obama could have visited somewhere else instead. "I don't have...
  • Trump: Maybe Obama Feels More Comfortable At Mosque

    02/03/2016 6:18:22 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 43 replies
    Hill ^ | 2/3/16 | Ben Kamisar
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday chided President Obama for visiting a mosque, a move the president made in part as a counter to Trump's controversial comments on Muslims. "I don't have much thought, I think he can go to lots of places. I don't know, maybe he feels comfortable there," Trump said Wednesday on Fox News' "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren." "There are a lot of places he can go, and he chose a mosque."
  • Charlotte Rampling Says Oscars Uproar Is ‘Racist to White People’

    01/22/2016 7:52:46 AM PST · by C19fan · 65 replies
    Time ^ | January 22, 2016 | Daniel White
    Oscar nominee Charlotte Rampling says the current uproar over the diversity of this year’s Academy Awards is unfair to the white actors who were nominated. “It is racist to whites,” Rampling, who is nominated for best actress for her role in the British film 45 Years, told French radio station Europe 1 on Friday morning, in comments that were translated from French.
  • BEN CARSON'S EX-MANAGER: TRUMP'S GOING TO WIN

    01/07/2016 9:04:40 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 28 replies
    WND ^ | 1/7/2016 | CHERYL CHUMLEY
    Barry Bennett, who resigned his role as campaign manager for Ben Carson a few days ago, just issued a somewhat shocking prediction on the winner of the Republican Party presidential primary - and it's not his former employer, but rather Donald Trump. "All you've got to do is compare the size of everyone's rallies," he said, during an interview with CNN. "Donald Trump is having ten-, twelve-thousand people show up at rallies, and a lot of these guys are having five or six people show up at their events in Iowa." Bennett said "unless something cataclysmic happens," Trump was slated...
  • O'Reilly: If US Hit By Terrorists, Obama Will Go Down as Worst President Ever

    11/18/2015 7:00:31 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 123 replies
    Newsmax ^ | November 18, 2015 | 8:00pm | Greg Richter
    If the United States is hit by terrorism it will forever tarnish President Barack Obama's legacy, says Fox News host Bill O'Reilly. Obama is "arrogant," O'Reilly said Wednesday on his program "The O'Reilly Factor," and doesn't think the rising threat of terrorism rises to the level of crisis. "It's the way he believes," O'Reilly said, adding that Obama is a "passive president" who believes progress is being made. "We get hit, we get hit, he goes down as the worst president in U.S. history, no doubt," O'Reilly
  • Trump: Economic bubble about to burst

    10/14/2015 5:42:20 AM PDT · by maggief · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 14, 2015 | Kevin Cirilli and Bob Cusack
    NEW YORK — GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump warned The Hill in an exclusive interview of a looming economic recession, arguing that the stock market has already entered into another bubble. He also slammed the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law as a “disaster” that has stifled economic growth. “It’s terrible,” he said in an interview with The Hill, saying that he would "absolutely” repeal it. “Under Dodd-Frank, the regulators are running the banks,” Trump said. “The bankers are petrified of the regulators. And the problem is that the banks aren’t loaning money to people who will create jobs.” Democrats...
  • Cruz: Excluding Muslims from presidency is unconstituional

    09/20/2015 1:49:44 PM PDT · by VinL · 409 replies
    Minforms ^ | 9/20/15 | Staff
    It would be unconstitutional to disqualify a Muslim from the presidency because of religion, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz said Sunday. “You know, the Constitution specifies there shall be no religious test for public office and I am a constitutionalist,” the Texas senator said during the taping of “Iowa Press” at Iowa Public Television. Cruz was about Ben Carson’s televised statement that Islam is inconsistent with the U.S. Constitution. “I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that,” Carson said on NBC’s “Meet the Press. ” Cruz also...
  • Glenn Beck calls Donald Trump a false conservative

    08/22/2015 8:28:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 144 replies
    Iranian Press TV ^ | August 23, 2015
    Conservative American talk show host Glenn Beck has slammed frontrunner Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump, saying he is a false conservative.Beck, a former member of the Republican Party, said in an interview on Saturday, “I haven’t heard him talk about the Constitution or small government.” “It’s hard to say you espouse conservative principles and small-government principles when you are saying that you think [the] Canadian health care system works and is wonderful,” he added. “I look for a man of integrity, humility, who is rooted in the Constitution,” Beck stated, “because if you root yourself in the Constitution, we...
  • NIH Spends $597,759 to Study Health Disparities Among LGBT Older Adults

    07/18/2015 5:54:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 17, 2015 | 3:32 PM EDT | Melanie Hunter
    The National Institute of Aging, an agency within the National Institutes of Health, has awarded $597,759 in taxpayer funding to the University of Washington to study LGBT aging and health. The study, titled “Older Adults in Vulnerable Communities: Health and Quality of Life over Time,” will examine “the determinants of health impacting LGB older adults to assess change in health and quality of life (QOL) over time.” According to Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen, project leader for the grant, “Currently there are more than 2.4 million LGBT older adults and we estimate that by 2030 this population will account for more than 5...
  • Ted Cruz: Obama has enflamed race relations

    04/29/2015 6:21:51 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 2015-04-29 | David M. Drucker
    Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday asserted that President Obama has irresponsibly enflamed race relations in the United States and wasted a unique opportunity to heal old wounds and bring Americans together. The Texas Republican, a candidate for president in 2016, made those comments during an appearance in Washington hosted by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, in the midst of continuing unrest between African-Americans and the police in Baltimore. Like Obama, whose mother was Caucasian and father an African from Kenya, Cruz is biracial — the son of a white mother and Hispanic father who was born and raised...
  • Is Infowars a Hotbed for Neo-Nazis?

    04/15/2015 12:03:23 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 46 replies
    Just asking a question. I never go to Infowars, I think Alex Jones is a nut.  And I hate it when Drudge links to his site, and you never know you are redirected to Inforwars until it’s too late. However, since I know that the staff over there seem to be Putin sympathizers, and have often praised and defended Putin, and Putin just lifted the ban on missiles to Iran, I figured I’d go have a look at what they had to say about it. All they had was a repost of an article by The Telegraph, but the comments...
  • Giuliani was signaling Obama 'not one of us,' says Muslim lawmaker

    02/23/2015 3:40:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Hill's Briefing Room ^ | February 23, 2015 | David McCabe
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) was "dog whistling" when he said President Obama does not love America, a Democratic congressman said Monday. While appearing on CNN's "New Day," Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) was asked how he, as a person of color, responded to the comments, which some have criticized as being motivated by Obama's race. "I’ll put it like this: I believe he was dog whistling," Ellison said. "And what I mean is, you know, he was signaling that, ‘He’s not one of us,” and that had to do with some factors that the former mayor...
  • Dawkins: Islam is one of the great evils of the world

    02/14/2015 10:51:41 AM PST · by doug from upland · 34 replies
    Dawkins: Islam is ‘one of the great evils in the world’ February 9, 2011Acharya S/D.M. Murdock470 Comments Richard Dawkins (Photo: Cstreet/Christopher G. Street, Bransgore, Dorset, England, UK)Richard Dawkins says it outright. One wonders why so few other atheists are speaking out in the same way. Note that he does not hasten to qualify his comment by saying, “Islamic extremism” or “radical Islam.” Dawkins: “I’m reasonably optimistic in America and Europe. I’m pessimistic about the Islamic world. I regard Islam as one of the great evils in the world, and I fear that we have a very difficult struggle there.” Narrator:...
  • Married homes least likely to be violent: study

    01/07/2015 8:04:21 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1-7-15 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    Children living in unwed-mother homes are more likely to witness domestic violence than children growing up with their married mother and father, says a new analysis. The finding is counterintuitive since mothers who have never married would appear to be less likely to get into fights at home with someone. However, data show that the rate of witnessing domestic violence among children living with never-married mothers was 116 children per 1,000, “six times higher than the rate for children in intact families,” said psychologist Nicholas Zill, who published his findings at the Institute for Family Studies in Charlottesville, Va., in...
  • This..Just In...from Ferguson [Satirical Parody]

    11/14/2014 5:01:47 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 116 replies
    MeshugeMikey ^ | November 14, 2014 | MeshugeMikey
  • Officials wonder why extremists are drawn to Cambridge mosque

    09/10/2014 3:59:14 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/8/2014 | Deborah Feyerick
    The mosque on Prospect Street is not only Cambridge, Massachusetts,' largest mosque, but it is also the city's only mosque. As many as 1,000 people a week, including immigrants, students, families and residents from surrounding neighborhoods, stop by to pray up to five times a day as Islam requires. Known as the Cambridge mosque, it is run by the Islamic Society of Boston and is just a few short blocks from the well-traveled Red Line, which serves Boston's many universities and colleges. "The mosque is open to everyone," says spokeswoman Nicole Mossalam. "We don't have a core membership. It's very...
  • Jerry Brown: Affluent Families 'Not Producing' Children

    08/12/2014 8:49:35 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 73 replies
    CNS News ^ | 08/11/2014 | Penny Starr
    “I don't know what the affluent families are doing,” Brown said. “They're not producing or something, because half the kids in schools are from low-income families.” At the conference, held in San Diego, Calif., in late June, Brown said California had addressed the fact that millions of children in the state’s school do not speak English. You have to do more to be able to create that opportunity and that pathway for those families that are not having that same skill of speaking English as others,” Brown said. “It’s pretty amazing,” Brown said. “I don't know what the affluent families...
  • Biden Says Downed Jet Apparently "Blown Out of the Sky" (Thank You Capt. Obvious)

    07/17/2014 4:10:32 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 28 replies
    Chicago Tribune (Reuters) ^ | July 17, 2014 23:05 GMT | Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Thursday it appeared that the downing of a Malaysian airliner near the Ukraine-Russia border was not an accident and that the passenger jet apparently was "blown out of the sky." "This is truly a grave situation," Biden said in a speech in Detroit. He said he had seen reports that Americans may have been on board and that "we're now working every minute to try to confirm those reports as I speak." Biden said the downing of the jet was tragic. He spoke by phone to Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko.
  • Lack of Gold Standard Hurts U.S. Economic Growth, Forbes Says

    07/15/2014 8:05:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 15, 2014 | Paul Dykewicz
    LAS VEGAS--The absence of a gold standard in the United States is hindering economic growth and leading to ill-fated monetary policies, former Republican presidential candidate Steve Forbes told more than 1,000 attendees during his keynote speech at the FreedomFest conference here. Forbes confidently reinforced his past advocacy for a return to the gold standard to help stabilize the falling U.S. dollar, reassure foreign investors of the value of U.S. government bonds and spur federal spending discipline. He pointed blame directly at the U.S. government by telling attendees that such intervention is needed because “Big Brother” is “destroying the dollar.” “The...
  • 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>