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  • Real Clear Politics Updates Itself, Acknowledges Election Took Place

    11/09/2016 1:48:30 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 9/11/16 | Eleutheria5
    Yes, Real Clear Politics has actually updated itself, and conceded that Donald Trump is the winner. As if to make up for its own chronic tardiness in updating poll results, the site has also provided conclusive figures for Alaska (Trump +3 EV) and Hawaii (Hill +4 EV), leaving the final tally at Trump 279, and Hill 218.
  • July Gun Sales Crush Previous Record (2.2 million checks)

    08/02/2016 3:10:18 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 33 replies
    The number of gun-related background checks performed in July far exceeded those of any previous July, newly released numbers from the FBI show. The National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS, processed nearly 2.2 million checks last month. That represents an increase of almost 600,000 checks over the previous record set last year. It is also an increase of more than a million checks over July 2011. The July record is the latest in a string of 15 record-setting months for firearm background checks. July also saw an increase over June’s numbers as the gun industry’s seasonal lull comes...
  • Audio Shows Katie Couric Documentary Deceptively Edited Interview with Pro-Gun Activists

    05/25/2016 4:20:24 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 23 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 5-25-16 | Stephen Gutowski
    The makers of a new Katie Couric documentary on gun violence deceptively edited an interview between Couric and a group of gun rights activists in an apparent attempt to embarrass the activists, an audio recording of the full interview shows. At the 21:48 mark of Under the Gun a scene of Katie Couric interviewing members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, a gun rights organization, is shown. Couric can be heard in the interview asking activists from the group, “If there are no background checks for gun purchasers, how do you prevent felons or terrorists from purchasing a gun?” The...
  • Obama cuts first check under climate deal

    03/08/2016 3:52:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 49 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/8/16 | John Siciliano
    The Obama administration sent the first $500 million to the United Nations' Green Climate Fund this week, thumbing its nose at Republican opponents who say taxpayers shouldn't be on the hook for the money. Critics of the U.S. participating in the fund came out against the president's actions Tuesday. "President Obama continues to prioritize his political interests over the interests of the American people," said Tom Pyle, president of the conservative American Energy Alliance. "The administration intends to funnel hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars into the U.N.'s climate slush fund while pursuing a domestic agenda that will raise energy...
  • Google apologises for Photos app's racist blunder

    07/02/2015 2:08:41 AM PDT · by W. · 29 replies
    BBC Online ^ | 7/1/2015 | BBC Technology
    Google says it is "appalled" that its new Photos app mistakenly labelled a black couple as being "gorillas". Its product automatically tags uploaded pictures using its own artificial intelligence software. The error was brought to its attention by a New York-based software developer who was one of the people pictured in the photos involved. Google was later criticised on social media because of the label's racist connotations. "This is 100% not OK," acknowledged Google executive Yonatan Zunger after being contacted by Jacky Alcine via Twitter. "[It was] high on my list of bugs you 'never' want to see happen."
  • Michelle Obama urges donors to write 'a big, fat check' for 2014

    01/30/2014 3:51:45 PM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/30/14 | Rebecca Shabad
    First lady Michelle Obama told Democratic donors in Los Angeles on Wednesday to “write a big, fat check” to help the party win in this year’s elections. “There is something all of you can do right now, today, to make a difference. ... You can write a check, do you hear me?” Obama told them, according to the White House pool report. “I’m serious, write a big fat check. Write the biggest check you can possibly write.” She told the group of donors that they should be as “passionate” and as “hungry” as they were in 2008 and 2012. The...
  • California Sheriff Denied Gun Purchase over Background Check

    11/30/2013 4:11:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/29/13 | AWR Hawkins
    When Siskiyou County, CA Sheriff John Lopey tried to buy an M1 Garand rifle through the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP), he was denied and told he failed to pass the background check conducted via the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Lopey is a sheriff: he carries a gun and enforces the law for a living. Prior to being a sheriff, he spent 33 years with the California Highway Patrol and is a retired Army Colonel. He had Top Secret clearance in the Army. The FBI handles NICS background checks for firearms purchases. Ironically, Lopey recently went through and...
  • Michelle Obama Fundraises: 'You Can Write a Big Ol' Fat Check'

    11/18/2013 12:22:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/18/13 | DANIEL HALPER
    First Lady Michelle Obama is telling Democratic donors to pay. "[I]t's simple, you can write a big ol' fat check," the first lady told Democrats at a fundraiser. "That's what we need you to do. Right now, write a big check -- big huge one -- write the biggest check you can possibly write.
  • Sharpton: America's check to blacks "bounced again" (video)

    08/29/2013 2:37:53 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    "Fifty years ago, [Martin Luther] King said America gave blacks a check that bounced," said Rev. Al Sharpton at a rally on Saturday commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. "Well, we redeposited the check. But guess what? It bounced again." (CBS News)
  • Border check point officer vs young woman in car..'it's none of your business'

    08/28/2013 5:02:28 PM PDT · by Dacula · 57 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | 08/28/2013
    Lady in a car is stopped at a US border checkpoint miles from the border. Stands her ground in the face of intrusive personal questions asked by a young officer.She's upset.Detained for 15 minutes.
  • Senators may resurrect defeated gun control after making cosmetic changes (GOA letter)

    05/09/2013 3:42:05 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 5-9-2013 | Gun Owners of America
    "Superficial" "A source close to the Senate negotiations [says] that two senators who voted against the background check bill would vote for it after minor, superficial changes." - Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC, May 6, 2013ACTION: Senators who voted pro-gun last month are under intense pressure - by Senate Democrats and Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s hit ads - to switch their votes.  We need to keep applying the heat and let them know that gun owners are ready to help in any Senate campaign, no matter which state, to defeat ANY SENATOR who votes for gun control.LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FROM WASHINGTON, DC. It’s...
  • Senate Republicans Screw Gun Owners (Video)

    04/11/2013 11:52:14 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 27 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 4-11-2013 | Sturmgewehre
    6 Senate Republicans voted with the Democrats to break a proposed filibuster and allow a full vote on Universal Background Checks, 2013 Assault Weapons Ban and the Magazine Ban (S.649). Here are the names of the Republicans Senators that betrayed us: Kelly Ayotte (NH) Richard Burr (NC) Saxby Chambliss (GA) Tom Coburn (OK) Susan Collins (ME) Bob Corker (TN) Jeff Flake (AZ) Lindsey Graham (SC) Dean Heller (NV) John Hoeven (ND) Johnny Isakson (GA) Mark Kirk (IL) John McCain (AZ) Pat Toomey (PA) Roger Wicker (MS) Lamar Alexander (TN)
  • There’s Always One: Will Pat Toomey Help Democrats Save Gun Control?

    04/08/2013 11:05:12 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | 4-8-2013 | DrewM
    Full title - "There’s Always One: Will Pat Toomey Help Democrats Save Gun Control? Why All Modern Politics Is National." Somewhere, Arlen Specter is smiling. Two influential senators, one from each party, are working on an agreement that could expand background checks on firearms sales to include gun shows and online transactions, Senate aides said Sunday. If completed, the effort could represent a major breakthrough in the effort by President Barack Obama and his allies to restrict guns following last December's massacre of schoolchildren in Newtown, Conn. Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Pat Toomey, R-Pa., could nail down an accord...
  • Man kills nine in axe rampage in India

    04/04/2013 5:19:45 PM PDT · by haffast · 21 replies
    Sky News ^ | Updated: 04:49, Friday April 5, 2013
    An Indian villager has axed to death four women and five young girls while apparently mentally disturbed after his wife left him, police say. Pandu Nagesia, 35, killed nine of his neighbours during his rampage through Behratoli village in the central state of Chhattisgarh on Thursday, district police chief Govardhan Singh Darroh said by telephone. The victims were five girls aged between two and nine, a 25-year-old and three women over 60, he said. 'A total of nine females were axed to death,' Darroh said. 'The accused Nagesia first attacked a 25-year-old woman and her two-year-old child and axed them...
  • 4,200 Coloradans tried to buy guns the day after Newtown, Connecticut school shooting

    12/17/2012 6:04:00 PM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    4,200 Coloradans tried to buy guns the day after Newtown, Connecticut school shootingPosted: 12/17/2012 Last Updated: 2 hours ago DENVER - Colorado set a single-day record for gun background check requests the day after the Connecticut mass shootings. Colorado Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Susan Medina said there were more than 4,200 requests to buy guns in Colorado on Saturday. Those gun-purchase requests surpassed the previous record -- 4,028 background checks processed on Black Friday this year.
  • Flubbing Fact Fibbers Flunk Fourth Estate

    10/23/2012 10:11:59 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 23, 2012 | Calvin Woodward
    FACT CHECK: Flunking geography, history ROMNEY: "Syria is Iran's only ally in the Arab world. It's their route to the sea." THE FACTS: Iran has a large southern coastline with access to the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. And it has no land border with Syria.
  • Fact Check: First Lady's False Fairy Tale of Struggle

    09/05/2012 1:25:34 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 34 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 5 Sep 2012, 5:58 AM PDT | Joel B. Pollak
    First Lady Michelle Obama’s pitch to voters last night relied on the premise that she and her husband understand what it is to struggle to make ends meet. She spoke movingly about their early years--about how a young Barack Obama drove a car that was “rusted out" and found his furniture “in a dumpster,” how they both came from families that had to “scrape by.” Her fairy tale--however well-delivered--was one great, big, colorful lie. Both Michelle Robinson and Barack Obama began their adult lives with a leg up on the rest of America. They attended elite schools: Michelle went to...
  • RUSH: Obama Voters LOSING JOBLESS BENEFITS Due to the Manipulation of Workforce Numbers

    05/11/2012 3:19:14 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 24 replies
    www.RushLimbaugh.com ^ | May 11, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    Obama Voters Losing Jobless Benefits Due to the Manipulation of Workforce Numbers May 11, 2012 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Michael in Momence, Illinois. Great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello. CALLER: Thanks a lot, Rush, first-time caller. I'm calling because I was at the unemployment office just yesterday, and they have tables there where people fill out the paperwork that they have -- RUSH: Wait, wait, wait whoa, whoa, whoa, just a second. I need you to go slow here. CALLER: Okay. RUSH: Why were you at the unemployment office? It may seem like an obvious question, but...
  • Illinois economic growth strong, END EXTENDED UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS

    05/11/2012 11:47:02 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 7 replies
    Go to Illinois economic growth strong, end extended unemployment benefits and read it for yourself. llinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced that the temporary extended unemployment insurance program ends as of May 12, 2012 and that Illinois claimants will be notified via mail and e-mail. Those on the Extended Benefit (EB) program will be issued a final payment during the two weeks following May 12. According to IDES reports, March local unemployment rate fell in every metro area across Illinois compared to last year and because specific economic factors set forth by federal officials were met, no further unemployment...
  • Fact Check: President Obama’s News Conference

    03/06/2012 1:57:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    abc ^ | 3/6/12 | Devin Dwyer @devindwyer Gregory J. Krieg @gregjkrieg Matt Negrin @MattNegrin Z. Byron Wolf @zbyro
    The ABC News politics and government teams offer a live fact check of President Obama’s first press conference of the year, which takes place, coincidentally, as Republicans in 10 states are voting for which candidate they want to challenge him in November. Fact Check 1 – Millionaires and billionaires pay a lower tax rate than their secretaries. Fact Check 2 – It’s not a matter of “if” Bashar Assad will fall in Syria, but “when.” Fact Check 3 – Iran is more isolated than ever. Fact Check 4 – Obama Jukes Fluke Question and is there a “war on women?”...