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  • Eric Holder Regrets Not Using Better Language to Target Fox News' James Rosen

    10/30/2014 11:14:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Attorney General Eric Holder officially submitted his resignation to President Obama last month after six years at the Department of Justice. Although a replacement for Holder will not be nominated until after the 2014 midterm elections, the attorney general is opening up about his worst decision during his tenure.  I can't imagine it was easy for him to choose only one. Speaking yesterday at a forum held in Washington D.C., Holder said he should have taken a "closer look at the language" used in subpoena naming Fox News' James Rosen as a criminal co-conspirator. Asked what decision he wishes he could do...
  • Is the Obama Military Foreign Policy the best fundraiser that ISIS has?

    09/04/2014 2:28:16 PM PDT · by Graewoulf · 5 replies
    Graewoulf | September 4, 2014 | Graewoulf
    Obama may be very good at inspiring Democrats to donate their money to him, but Obama may even more of a fundraising inspiration to ISIS. One year after B. Hussein Obama was legally empowered to "Fundamentally transform the United States of America," ISIS was born in 2010. Since then, ISIS has grown in numbers and conquered area. ISIS has also financially benefitted by the erasure of Obama's "Syrian Redline," Obama's abandonment of Military support for ally Iraq, and a pledge to not send US Marines or Army Troops back into Iraq. Obama has doubled the US National Debt, downsized the...
  • Top Intel Dem: US shouldn’t be ‘provoked’ into expanded campaign by Foley slaying

    08/21/2014 10:01:44 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/21/2014 | Martin Matishak
    The Obama administration should fight the urge to expand its military campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) following the execution of American photojournalist James Foley, a senior House member said Thursday. “We shouldn’t allow this horrible act to provoke us into doing things that are counterproductive,” said Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, on CNN’s "New Day." “There’s nothing ISIS would like more than having us reintroduce ground troops into Iraq, for example.” He said the U.S. “had to know that when we get involved with airstrikes, that ISIS is going...
  • Will the House arrest Lois Lerner? {NO}

    05/11/2014 5:48:16 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 81 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/11/14 | Russell Berman
    The House has held Lois Lerner in contempt, but it won’t use its power to place the former IRS official under arrest, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said on Sunday.
  • An unconscionable silence (Judge Napolitano rips Congress)

    02/20/2014 9:21:27 AM PST · by workerbee · 19 replies
    Fox ^ | 2/20/14 | Andrew Napolitano
    **SNIP** And while all of this is going on, Congress largely sits as a potted plant. In the Senate, Sens. Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and Mike Lee have complained long and loud, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will not permit legislation to address presidential lawlessness to reach the Senate floor. A few dozen Republicans in the House have complained, but Speaker John Boehner will not permit the House to address corrective legislation. Institutionally and officially, Congress is sleeping. Can you imagine how a Democratic Congress would have reacted if Ronald Reagan had instructed the IRS to cease collecting capital...
  • Report: Superiors told Capitol Police SWAT team to stand down during Navy Yard massacre?

    09/18/2013 3:44:42 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 6 replies
    HOTAIR.COM ^ | 18 SEPTEMBER 2013 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    I thought the biggest scandal to come from the shooting today would be the fact that the Pentagon didn’t run a full background check on this guy when he was re-hired as a contractor in July. All they did, which is apparently standard practice, was check to make sure his security clearance from 2007 was still intact. No interviews with family members, co-workers, or employers; if there had been, maybe someone would have tipped them to the fact of his mental problems. But no, that’s not the biggest scandal if this BBC report is right. This … can’t possibly be...
  • Iran Teaches Students How To Hunt Drones

    08/21/2013 11:28:52 AM PDT · by steelhead_trout · 16 replies
    Popular Science ^ | 8/20/2013 | Kelsey D. Atherton
    Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard will teach Iranian teenagers how to hunt drones, according to reformist Iranian newspaper Etemaad daily and semi-official Fars news agency. Etemaad daily quotes Ali Fazli, the acting general in charge of the Revolutionary Guard's Basij, a paramilitary volunteer militia infamous for attacking pro-democracy supporters, saying drone-hunting will be part of high school classes on "Defensive Readiness." Iran claims it previously hunted American drones; most notably, in December 2011, it claimed it captured a RQ-170 stealth drone. There's a possibility the RQ-170 was not shot out of the sky, but instead compromised by "spoofing," where hackers feed...
  • US to temporarily shut down embassies around the world Sunday amid security concerns

    08/02/2013 2:34:11 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 02, 2013 | Fox News
    The United States will temporarily shut down its embassies and consulates around the world Sunday -- including those in Iraq, Afghanistan and Egypt -- as a precautionary measure over terror-related concerns, State Department officials said. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf did not say how long the international installations would stay closed -- only that the decision was taken “out of an abundance of caution and care for our employees and others who may be visiting.” Officials would not describe the nature of the threat.
  • Catholic Church Withdraws Subpoena to Obama on Birth Control

    04/23/2013 6:55:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Newsmax ^ | April 23, 2013
    Scaling down a legal fight with the White House, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York has agreed to drop a request for documents about the government's requirement of insurance coverage for birth control, a court filing on Monday said.The archdiocese sent a subpoena to President Barack Obama's administration in February asking for documents from White House staff, including Obama himself, for use in a church lawsuit against the contraception mandate.Citing the burden involved and calling a subpoena of the president's office inappropriate, the White House asked a federal judge to toss out the subpoena on April 4.A notice filed...
  • North Caucasus Rebels Deny Link to Boston Attack ( We Kill Much Better )

    04/21/2013 9:54:16 AM PDT · by STD · 37 replies
    Google ^ | 04/21/13 | Dmitry Zaks
    North Caucasus rebels deny link to Boston attack By Dmitry Zaks (AFP) – 1 hour ago MOSCOW, Russia — A prominent rebel group from Russia's North Caucasus on Sunday denied any link to the deadly Boston Marathon bombings that have been blamed on two ethnic-Chechen suspects.
  • Facing uncomfortable truths

    03/06/2013 6:35:08 PM PST · by annalex · 8 replies
    The Jewish Chronicle Online ^ | February 24, 2013 | Douglas Murray
    By Douglas Murray, February 24, 2013Follow The JC on TwitterIn a recent Al-Jazeerah interview, Richard Dawkins was asked his views on God. He argued that the god of "the Old Testament" is "hideous" and "a monster", and reiterated his claim from The God Delusion that the God of the Torah is the most unpleasant character "in fiction". Asked if he thought the same of the God of the Koran, Dawkins ducked the question, saying: "Well, um, the God of the Koran I don't know so much about."How can it be that the world's most fearless atheist, celebrated for his strident...
  • Reverse statism: A reality check for voters considering third party

    10/27/2012 4:03:01 PM PDT · by SincerelyAmanda · 47 replies
    The Washington Times Communities ^ | October 26, 2012 | Amanda Read
    If you think an election that can't be won with your ideal candidate is an election not worth winning at all, think again.
  • Couple in Colo. Theater Shooting Escape With Baby and Toddler in Tow (Actually Dad Runs Away!)

    07/20/2012 3:33:23 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 115 replies
    ABC News ^ | 07/20/2012 | BY LANA ZAK
    A young couple who'd recently moved from New Mexico and were attending the Aurora, Colo., midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" with their children said they had planned to sit in the front row by the exit in which a gunman entered and allegedly killed at least 12 people. "Where the gunman came in, we were going to sit right there," Jamie Rohrs, 25, told ABC News today. "God was definitely with us and watching over us." Rohrs said that before the movie started, he and his fiancee, Patricia Legarreta, also 25, opted for seats in the second-floor balcony....
  • Priest in Lesbian Communion Controversy No Longer Works With DC Archdiocese

    07/10/2012 8:31:31 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 35 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 7/9/12 | Miranda Leitsinger
    A priest who denied communion to a lesbian at her mother's funeral is no longer in ministry with the Archdiocese of Washington, a spokeswoman for the archdiocese said Monday. Rev. Marcel Guarnizo, who served at St. John Neumann parish in Gaithersburg, Md., was placed on leave in mid-March for engaging in intimidating behavior, NBC Washington.com reported at the time, and now he is leaving for good. “Fr. Marcel Guarnizo is a priest of the Archdiocese of Moscow, Russia, who was given a temporary assignment at St. John Neumann parish,” Chieko Noguchi Scheve, director of media and public relations at the...
  • NCAA announces Sanctions to North Dakota for use of nickname, logo

    03/05/2012 6:43:06 AM PST · by wbill · 31 replies · 1+ views
    US College Hockey Online (USCHO) ^ | Feb. 29, 2012 | USCHO Staff Report
    The NCAA spelled out its punishments to North Dakota for resuming use of the Fighting Sioux nickname and logo in a letter addressed to the school’s provost, Dr. Paul LeBel, on Wednesday. The most pressing hockey-related concern is that UND won’t be able to host a women’s hockey NCAA quarterfinal game. The full text of the letter [.pdf] contains three sanctions that go into effect immediately. The full text of the letter is below: Dear Dr. LeBel: President Robert Kelly (sic) recently informed me that the University of North Dakota was resuming its use of the Fighting Sioux nickname and...
  • Romney on ‘O’Reilly’: Obama is not a socialist

    12/20/2011 3:58:58 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 189 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2011-12-20 | Erik Wemple
    <p>O’Reilly: Is he a socialist?</p> <p>Romney: You know, I prefer to use the term that he’s just over his head.</p> <p>O’Reilly: Yeah, but you got to look at his economic plan. An economic plan that’s top down, federal leadership, getting us out of the recession--- he spent trillions of dollars on that. And people say, Listen, the guy’s a socialist — it’s class warfare that’s what he’s gonna wage against you if you get the nomination: You’re a rich guy, you’re out of touch. Is he a socialist?</p>
  • Romney wins Thune endorsement, pair to campaign in Iowa

    11/23/2011 6:00:59 AM PST · by maggief · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 23, 2011 | Justin Sink
    Popular two-term Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) is set to endorse Mitt Romney Wednesday morning in Iowa, the second major endorsement from the Senate for the former Massachusetts governor this week. "Mitt Romney has shown throughout his life in the private sector, as leader of the Olympics, as governor and in this campaign that he will not back down from difficult challenges," Thune said in a statement. "Washington could use these common sense principles at such a critical time."
  • Mitt Romney wins Sen. Thune endorsement

    11/23/2011 12:07:11 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 49 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2011-11-23 | Philip Rucker
    DES MOINES -- Sen. John Thune (S.D.), a conservative member of the Republican Senate leadership, will endorse presidential candidate Mitt Romney during a campaign stop here on Wednesday.
  • Was Blue Bloods Episode for 10/28/2011 pulled?

    10/30/2011 5:31:57 AM PDT · by 2SterlingConservatives · 40 replies
    The 10/28/2011 episode of Blue Bloods was not shown. In it's place was a CSI NY. This is the Episode Synopsis: Frank deals with a political crisis after Jamie and Renzulli are injured by a church security team that refuses to let them enter a religious center in response to a 911 call. Original Air Date: Oct 28, 2011
  • BIBLICAL ETHICS ~ Did God Kill Children? (Second Kings 2:23-25)

    09/13/2011 6:13:40 AM PDT · by SeanG200 · 9 replies
    Religio-Poltical Talk (RPT) ^ | 9-12-2011 | Papa Giorgio
    ....One last point before we bullet point the complete idea behind the Holy and Rightful judgement from the Judge of all mankind. there were 42 persons killed by two bears. Obviously this would require many more than 42 people. Why? What happens when you have a group of ten people and a bear comes crashing out of the bushes in preparation to attack? Every one will immediately scatter! In the debate I pointed out that freezing 42 people and allowing the bears time to go down the line to kill each one would be even more of a miracle than...
  • N.J. schools will offer lessons in "tolerance" about 9/11 attacks

    07/13/2011 6:59:10 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 13 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 13 july 2011 | Pam Geller, et al
    TRENTON — Students in New Jersey, a state that lost about 700 residents in the Sept. 11 attacks, can soon get classroom lessons on the attacks, from the history of terrorism to the heroics of regular people.Acting state Education Commissioner Christopher Cerf is scheduled to join with a volunteer task force Thursday to unveil a curriculum revolving around Sept. 11.Implementing the curriculum, which features lessons for students from kindergarten through high school, will be voluntary and open to schools public and private, in New Jersey or elsewhere. Schools in France and Missouri have expressed interest, organizers say.Donna Gaffney, a co-founder...
  • N. Korea: U.S. 'Worried About S.Korea's Bolder Deterrence Strategy'

    06/27/2011 4:38:11 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 06/27/11
    U.S. 'Worried About S.Korea's Bolder Deterrence Strategy' The U.S. is worried about South Korea's more aggressive deterrence strategy against North Korea, which was formulated after the North's attacks on the Navy corvette Cheonan and Yeonpyeong Island last year, a government source said Sunday. The military has been instructed to strike back faster and more aggressively in the event of any further provocations by the North. "After the North's attack on the Cheonan last year, Gen. Walter Sharp, the commander of the U.S. Forces Korea, expressed concerns about our military's increase of firepower near the demilitarized zone," the government source said....
  • The Wanton Cowardice of the Republican PArty

    04/22/2011 9:06:59 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 24 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/22/2011 | Douglas Book
    By Doug Book, staff writer What do we know of the Commander In Chief of the most transparent Regime in our nation’s history? Not much. In 1967, Barack Obama attended Noelini Elementary School on Hawaii’s Oahu. Citizens must submit a birth certificate to register, foreign students a visa or passport. No records of Obama have been released and school officials refuse to answer questions. From 5th grade through the finish of high school Obama attended the exclusive and expensive Punahou School in Honolulu, reportedly the recipient of a scholarship. No financial records or explanation of his scholarship have ever been...
  • The McClellan Republicans

    03/17/2011 6:50:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 17, 2011 | Hugh Hewitt
    George McClellan was the dashing commander of the Army of the Potomac at the start of the Civil War, whom the troops loved but whom Abraham Lincoln scorned as timid and quick to retreat. Perhaps now even Steelers fans will understand why I have taken to calling the House Republican the McClellan Republicans –always preparing to fight but never quite getting to the political battlefield that is the great spending debate. Speaker John Boehner, GOP Leader Eric Cantor and GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy have been in their saddles since November 2, and even though their formal power only arrived in...
  • Julian Assange’s EgoLeaks

    12/08/2010 9:43:48 AM PST · by La Lydia · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | December 8, 2010 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Julian Assange, the public face of WikiLeaks, is, among many things, cowardly. Courageousness would involve meeting with Iranian dissidents, Russian journalists, Pakistani Christians, or Chinese human-rights activists — and then releasing any confidential information that they might have about the torment institutionalized by their countries’ authoritarian regimes. That would be risky to Assange, however, since such governments do not customarily go to court against their leakers; they gulag them — or liquidate them. So, instead, Assange navigates through the European northwest among the good-life elites whose economic and security protocols he does so much so undermine.... In truth, Assange is...
  • Glading Blasts Andrews for Cowardice

    09/30/2010 11:31:29 AM PDT · by curth · 1 replies
    http://www.glading2010.com/ ^ | 9/30/2010 | Dale Glading
    This morning, Republican Congressional Candidate Dale Glading blasted his Democratic opponent, Rep. Rob Andrews (D-Haddon Heights), for casting the deciding vote that could cost First District residents billions of dollars. Specifically, Glading called Andrews’ vote to put off debating the Bush tax cuts until after the November elections “an act of cowardice.” “Once again, Rob Andrews has put his own political ambitions above the interests of his constituents,” Glading said. “By delaying a vote on whether to let the Bush tax cuts expire or to make them permanent, Rob Andrews has chosen to play politics with people’s paychecks.” “The Democrats...
  • Karl Rove, You Craven, Sniveling, Republican Establishment Stooge (VANITY)

    09/15/2010 9:02:32 AM PDT · by OKSooner · 126 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity | 9-15-2010 | Vanity
    Karl Rove on FOX now with Jon Scott speaking more harshly about Christine O'Donnell than he's ever spoken about 0bama, even after he had a night to sleep on it.
  • Why [Penn Jillette] Won't Call Out Islam or Scientology ("... because we have families.")

    06/26/2010 1:37:54 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 45 replies
    Reason.com ^ | 06/26/10 | Matt Welch
    Are there any groups you won't go after?We haven't tackled Scientology because Showtime doesn't want us to. Maybe they have deals with individual Scientologists—I'm not sure. And we haven't tackled Islam because we have families. Meaning, you won’t attack Islam because you’re afraid it’ll attack back ...Right, and I think the worst thing you can say about a group in a free society is that you’re afraid to talk about it—I can’t think of anything more horrific. [...]
  • Cowardly Matador Arrested For Fleeing Ring (Mexico)

    06/15/2010 7:12:51 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies · 542+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 15 Jun 2010 | Fiona Govan in Madrid
    Cowardly matador arrested for fleeing ring A Mexican matador was arrested for breaching his contract after losing his nerve and running from the bullring. Terrified Christian Hernandez dropped his red cape and ran from the charging bull during an event at the Plaza Mexico in Mexico City on Sunday. The 22-year-old vaulted over the protective wall at the side of the ring as the crowd hooted and whistled in derision. He was briefly persuaded back into the bullring by organisers but gave up before coming face to face with half-ton beast and skulked from the ring a second time. He...
  • 'From Now On, the Main Targets of Our Fidaeen [Suicide Bombers] Are American Cities'

    05/11/2010 2:22:58 AM PDT · by STD · 132 replies · 4,349+ views
    MEMRI ^ | 5/03/10 | MEMRI
    TTP Leader Hakimullah Mehsud Declares: 'From Now On, the Main Targets of Our Fidaeen [Suicide Bombers] Are American Cities' The first, which the YouTube page titled "Hakeemullah Mehsud is Alive and Healthy and Delivering news about Attacks on USA," is 2:17 long, and shows a still satellite image of North America with a still image of Hakimullah Mehsud. Speaking in Urdu, he states that the date is April 19, 2010 and threatens bombings in U.S. "states & cities"; as he speaks, explosions are shown taking place across the map. (To view this clip on MEMRI TV, visit http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/2463.htm. NOTE: You...
  • "Outsmarting" The Terrorists By Being Incredibly Stupid? (Barry Rubin Alert)

    01/06/2010 12:01:49 PM PST · by goldstategop · 13 replies · 1,312+ views
    Rubin Reports | 01/06/2010 | Barry Rubin
    Here’s my usual disclaimer: I would love to be able to stop criticizing the Obama Administration but it keeps saying and doing things that shock and surprise me or—if you want to put it this way—live up to my worst expectations. I’m sitting on a U.S. army base briefing officers along with a high-ranking State Department official who works on the Middle East. At one point, he gets a quaver in his voice and starts talking about the Arab-Israeli conflict making quite clear which side he’s on. Sounding scared he says: “While a lot of problems in the world can...
  • Hundreds of Militants Planning Attacks From Yemen, Foreign Minister Says

    12/29/2009 9:46:00 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 34 replies · 1,115+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12/29/2009 | Times of London
    Hundreds of Al Qaeda militants are planning terror attacks from Yemen, the country's foreign minister said Tuesday. Abu Bakr al-Qirbi appealed for more help from the international community to help train and equip counter-terrorist forces. His plea came after an Al Qaeda group based in Yemen claimed responsibility for the failed Christmas Day airliner bomb plot. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, alleged to be behind the attempt to blow up an American-bound aircraft, spent time in Yemen with Al Qaeda and was in the country only days before the failed attack. Al-Qirbi said: "Of course there are a number of Al Qaeda...
  • Politics

    11/15/2009 9:09:54 PM PST · by stolinsky · 1 replies · 199+ views
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 11-16-09 | stolinsky
    The Obama administration has sunk so deeply into political correctness that it insists on referring to terrorist attacks as “man-caused disasters,” and to the war on terror as “overseas contingency operations.” The problem is that in addition to being revoltingly weak, these terms are inaccurate. As the Fort Hood attack showed all too clearly, when we no longer know we are in a war on terror, the operations are no longer overseas.
  • VIDEO of American Muslims PRAISING Ft Hood Shooters. Sickening!

    11/08/2009 4:34:27 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 112 replies · 4,399+ views
    YouTube ^ | 11/08/2009 | YouTube
    This is a video of an American group PRAISING the Islamic Murders at Ft Hood This is happening in America! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhHYiWCm8Gs
  • Democrat Rep. Alan Grayson Uses His Children as Human Shields at Town Hall Meeting

    08/17/2009 6:29:25 PM PDT · by kristinn · 115 replies · 8,505+ views
    Monday, August 17, 2009 | Kristinn
    The Orlando Sentinel reports Democrat Congressman Alan Grayson brought three of children to use as human shields at a town hall meeting tonight on health care. The Sentinel also reported Grayson found a new way to stack the meeting with supporters. The paper reported that during a contentious point in the meeting, Grayson told a man to "knock off the bull" and invoked the presence of his children to try to keep the peace at the meeting.As for Grayson's new way to stack the meeting, the local Democratic party held a meeting in the same room right before Grayson's town...
  • U.S. Struggling for Right Response to Iran

    06/18/2009 1:28:12 PM PDT · by mojito · 31 replies · 1,110+ views
    WaPo ^ | 6/18/2009 | Glenn "I'ma Shameless Suckup" Kessler
    The political unrest in Iran presents the Obama administration with a dilemma: keep quiet to pursue a nuclear deal with Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the country's supreme leader, or heed calls to respond more supportively to the protesters there -- and risk alienating the Shiite cleric. President Obama and his advisers have struggled to strike the right tone, carefully calibrating positive messages about the protests in an effort to avoid giving the government in Tehran an excuse to portray the demonstrators as pro-American. Nevertheless, the Iranian Foreign Ministry yesterday summoned the Swiss ambassador, who represents American interests in Tehran, to complain...
  • The camp and the vamp (too cowardly to mock Muslims alert)

    06/18/2009 9:52:35 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 12 replies · 1,002+ views
    (UK Daily Mail) Mail Online ^ | Thursday, Jun 18 2009 | Daily Mail Reporter
    There can't be too many red-blooded men who'd want Sacha Baron Cohen's current job. The leather hotpants he wears look eye-wateringly tight and the leg waxes are surely excruciating. But they must certainly envy him for his fiancée. Isla Fisher arrived at the UK premiere of Brüno last night looking every inch the glamour puss. More...Sacha Baron Cohen goes naked for magazine shoot (but keeps his kugelsack hidden) Fancy meeting you here! Peaches and Pixie Geldof share delighted hug at Bruno premiere The Australian actress wore a tight strapless grey dress and a slick of red lipstick. And she came...
  • Taliban dupe boy, 12, into planting bomb

    06/13/2009 1:29:43 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 9 replies · 597+ views
    Times Online (U.K.) ^ | June 14, 2009 | Christina Lamb
    On his face is an angelic smile, in his pocket a blood-stained 50-rupee note. Ishaq Khan, a 12-year-old schoolboy, was given the money – equivalent to just 40p – to carry a bag to a spot in a busy bazaar in Kohat, a town in the North West Frontier Province of Pakistan. As he walked away, the bag exploded, throwing him to the ground with a shattered foot and leaving shoppers dead and wounded all around him. In a macabre new tactic, Taliban militants have begun paying children to plant lethal bombs in Pakistani cities. Ishaq, who comes from a...
  • Swordless Sailors (Uh-bama Cowardice Alert)

    05/25/2009 4:49:52 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 46 replies · 1,875+ views
    Washington Times Inside the Beltway ^ | May 21, 2009 | John McCaslin
    SWORDLESS SAILORS Graduating midshipmen of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis are being told in writing to leave at home or in their vehicles all "ceremonial swords" and anything else "that might be considered a weapon or a threat by screeners" for Friday's outdoor commencement ceremonies featuring an address by President Barack Obama. Inside the Beltway has obtained the academy's list of prohibited items for this year's graduation exercises, which, besides ceremonial swords, includes umbrellas. Yes, cell phones and texting are still allowed.
  • US: 'Inescapable' movement to Palestinian state

    03/03/2009 12:50:50 PM PST · by EagleUSA · 16 replies · 666+ views
    Yahoo / AP ^ | 03/03/2009 | EagleUSA
    JERUSALEM – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton promised Tuesday to work with the incoming Israeli government, but delivered a clear message that could put her at odds with the country's next leader: Movement toward the establishment of a Palestinian state is "inescapable." Clinton also said the U.S. would soon send two envoys to Syria. It was the most significant sign yet that the Obama administration is ready to mend relations with the Damascus regime. The U.S. withdrew its ambassador in 2005, accusing Syria of supporting terrorism. "We have no way to predict what the future with our relations concerning...
  • Obama Announces Withdrawal of All U.S. "Combat" Troops from Iraq by August 2010 - Video 2/27/09

    02/27/2009 11:33:17 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 25 replies · 559+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 27, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of President Barack Obama today announcing his plan to withdraw all combat mission U.S. Troops from Iraq by August of 2010. He made the announcement in a speech before U.S. Marines at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Obama's plan will leave 50,000 U.S. Troops in Iraq after the August 2010 deadline, but they will not be classified as "combat" troops. He said he wanted all troops out of Iraq by the end of 2011. But Obama left wiggle room to alter these plans based on what happens in Iraq between now and then. Obama clearly wanted to leave...
  • Will Jacqui Smith ban this Islamic hate-monger? Or is she a cowardly hypocrite?

    02/25/2009 2:26:37 PM PST · by knighthawk · 7 replies · 559+ views
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Februari 24 2009 | James Slack
    So here comes the acid test: is Jacqui Smith, as she proclaims, an enemy of extremism in all its forms, or a cowardly hypocrite? In October, the Home Secretary announced 'tough new measures' to deny entry to Britain to anybody 'engaged in fostering, encouraging or spreading extremism and hatred.' In recent weeks she has put them to use by banning a Dutch MP with hugely controversial views on Islam, and a notorious anti-gay US preacher.
  • Pictured: The abandoned baby rhino afraid to leave his keeper's side

    01/21/2009 8:45:23 AM PST · by Dysart · 31 replies · 2,159+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 1-20-09
    Cute Maalim the rescued black rhinoceros calf trots after his keeper all day, scared to let him out of his sight. Not yet one-month-old and still too weak to even climb a simple low wall, Maalim is under 24-hour care and supervision.He was named after the warden who found him abandoned in Kenya's famous Tsavo National Park in December. Maalim was brought to the country's premiere animal orphanage at the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, just outside Nairobi.Found frightened and alone, at first he was confused for an infant warthog because he was so small.However, the staff at Tsavo quickly realised that...
  • Maldonado draws GOP's wrath

    02/20/2009 6:03:58 AM PST · by SmithL · 19 replies · 1,130+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 2/20/9 | Shane Goldmacher and Jim Sanders
    Budget hero – or turncoat? Sen. Abel Maldonado has staked his political future on being the final piece of California's budget jigsaw puzzle. The $40 billion package to ease the state's budget crisis had been stalled, a single vote short, until the moderate Republican flipped to cast the decisive vote early Thursday morning. To secure his support for higher taxes, the Santa Maria lawmaker wrung concessions from resistant Democrats that could launch his ascent via a mixture of populism and tilting the political playing field to his advantage. Those victories, however, came at a political cost. Maldonado had to abandon...
  • Keyes: Obama owes success to cowardice Holder decries

    02/18/2009 5:17:32 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 23 replies · 1,503+ views
    America's Independent Party ^ | February 18, 2009 | Alan Keyes
    According to Eric Holder (Holder: US is nation of cowards on racial matters) "in things racial we [Americans] have always been and continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards." I find myself quite unexpectedly agreeing with him, but I couldn't help but see the profound irony of that remark, especially coming from someone in his position. He claims the title of Attorney General of the United States by appointment from a man whose victory in the last election was mainly due to that kind of cowardice; a man whose constitutional eligibility for the office of...
  • North Korea appears to be readying missile test

    02/11/2009 1:29:33 PM PST · by EagleUSA · 7 replies · 404+ views
    Yahoo / AP ^ | 02/11/2009 | EagleUSA
    SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea appeared to be gearing up Wednesday for another long-range missile test, the latest in a series of provocative acts seemingly aimed at stoking tensions with South Korea and winning the attention of the new U.S. president. In recent weeks, Pyongyang has declared it will scrap peace agreements with Seoul and warned of war on the Korean peninsula. Reports that it could be preparing to test a missile capable of reaching the western United States have added to the anxiety. South Korea's Yonhap news agency said Wednesday that a vehicle carrying radar equipment was seen...
  • Obama to present multilateral credentials in Munich

    02/04/2009 8:45:16 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 7 replies · 409+ views
    AFP ^ | Feb. 4, 2009
    President Barack Obama will send his Vice President Joseph Biden and a top-level delegation to the Munich Security Conference this weekend to hear what US allies have to say before his new foreign policies go into effect. Biden's speech at the conference Saturday was billed by an Obama official who requested anonimity as "the first major foreign policy of this White House." While Obama focuses on the economic crisis back home, Biden in Europe "will outline the sort of vision of foreign policy and national security policy that this administration brings to the world stage now that it's in power,"...
  • Sources: Obama Ready To End Harsh Interrogations

    01/16/2009 1:10:13 PM PST · by EagleUSA · 64 replies · 1,799+ views
    Yahoo News / AP ^ | 01/16/2009 | EagleUSA
    WASHINGTON – President-elect Barack Obama is preparing to prohibit the use of waterboarding and harsh interrogation techniques by ordering the CIA to follow military rules for questioning prisoners, according to two U.S. officials familiar with drafts of the plans. The proposal Obama is considering would require all CIA interrogators to follow conduct outlined in the U.S. Army Field Manual, the officials said. The plans would also have the effect of shutting down secret "black site" prisons around the world where the CIA has questioned terror suspects — with all future interrogations taking place inside American military facilities. However, Obama's changes...
  • The U.S. Votes 'Present' at the U.N.

    01/12/2009 12:01:29 PM PST · by Molly Pitcher · 7 replies · 572+ views
    WSJ ^ | 1/12/09 | John Bolton
    Last week, the United Nations Security Council adopted a British resolution calling for a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip. Resolution 1860 was a slap at Israel's self-defense, but, unusually, the United States abstained on the vote. That's no way to lead. If Washington concluded that a harsh resolution on Gaza was warranted, the proper course was to vote for it. And that is, apparently, what Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice had hoped to do. Speaking to the Security Council, Ms. Rice endorsed the basic content of the British draft, saying "this resolution is a step toward our goals." She also...
  • E.D. Hill To Leave Fox News Channel (Fired over comment about Obama)

    11/18/2008 10:54:41 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 141 replies · 11,486+ views
    http://www.mediabistro.com ^ | Monday, Nov 17 | www.mediabistro.com
    Exclusive: TVNewser has learned veteran Fox News Channel anchor E.D. Hill will not be renewed when her current contract expires. Hill, who has been with Fox News for more than 10 years, will continue with the network for the next few months until her current deal expires. SVP of Programming Bill Shine tells TVNewser that he "chose not to renew E.D.'s latest contract" but noted that "Hill has been a valued contributor to the success of FNC over the years, and we wish her all the best." Hill has been without a regular Fox News program since June 16,...