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  • Green energy company fights for life after getting billions from feds (Abengoa)

    09/02/2015 7:43:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | September 2, 2015 | Rob Nikolewski
    Abengoa, a renewable energy multinational company headquartered in Spain, has been a favorite of the Obama administration in getting federal tax money for clean energy projects. Since 2009, Abengoa and its subsidiaries, according to estimates, have received $2.9 billion in grants and loan guarantees through the Department of Energy to undertake solar projects in California and Arizona—as well as the construction of a cellulosic ethanol plant in Kansas. But in the space of less than a year, Abengoa’s financial health has become critical, leading investors to worry whether the company can survive. The company’s stock price on NASDAQ has swooned—from...
  • Man arrested for making online threat to La Plata residents

    09/02/2015 7:40:53 PM PDT · by A child of Yah · 15 replies
    Southern Maryland Newspapers ^ | Wednesday, September 2, 2015 | somdnews.com
    A man who allegedly tweeted a threatening remark against La Plata residents Wednesday afternoon was taken into custody at about 8:47 p.m. without incident by the Charles County Sheriff's Office. Carlos Anthony, 20, of Waldorf was identified as the suspect who reportedly posted the threat of violence on Twitter by the La Plata Police Department. Twitter post stated: “IM NOT GONNA STAND FOR THIS NO. MORE. TONIGHT WE PURGE! KILL ALL THE WHITE PPL IN THE TOWN OF LA PLATA!”
  • SBA List to Screen Planned Parenthood Videos for Democrat Staffers

    09/02/2015 7:08:11 PM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 9/2/15 | Kate Scanlon
    The Susan B. Anthony List has organized a screening of the Center for Medical Progress’ undercover videos for Democratic Capitol Hill staffers.Susan B. Anthony List, an organization that works to elect pro-life lawmakers, will screen each video on Thursday morning for the staffers in attendance. Copies of the full-length videos will be available after the screening.“It’s been widely reported that Democrat members have not seen this footage—and that even Senate Democrats had not seen the videos before voting to block efforts to defund the organization,” Mallory Quigley, communications director at the SBA List, told The Daily Signal. “Our idea is...
  • NEW YORK TIMES BAFFLED BY MASSIVE RISE IN MURDER RATE IT CAUSED

    09/02/2015 7:04:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 2, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    It's De Blasio Time. Radical leftist pro-crime mayor who decided to wage war on cops. Radical leftist pro-crime president who decided to wage war on cops. Radical leftist pro-crime media which decided to wage war on cops. Now murders are mysteriously rising for reasons they can't explain. It must be Global Warming. Or car insurance rates. Or maybe squirrels. I bet it's the squirrels causing all the murders. Now let's run another #BlackLivesMatter puff piece and more pro-crime propaganda about freeing drug dealers. Cities across the nation are seeing a startling rise in murders after years of declines, and few...
  • WH staffer indicted on assault charges resigns

    09/02/2015 6:47:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/2/15 | Jordan Fabian
    A White House aide indicted for allegedly firing a gun at her boyfriend, a U.S. Capitol Police officer, has resigned. Barvetta Singletary submitted her resignation effective Aug. 28, a White House representative said Wednesday. Her resignation was accepted. Singletary is departing the West Wing three weeks after the Aug. 7 incident, in which police say she confronted her boyfriend about another woman. During the dispute at her Maryland home, Singletary allegedly fired her boyfriend’s gun at a sofa after he refused to give her his cellphone password. No one was injured. Singletary, 37, was indicted on assault charges Tuesday. She...
  • FEC Must Investigate DNC for Employing Illegal Alien to Craft 2016 Political Message

    09/02/2015 6:41:58 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 6 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | SEPTEMBER 02, 2015
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission requesting that it investigate the Democratic National Committee (DNC) for having “knowingly hired” an illegal alien, Cindy Nava, to help craft the committee’s 2016 political message and communications. Judicial Watch filed its complaint on August 25, 2015. A June 8, 2015, story in The Washington Post reported that the DNC hired Nava with full knowledge of what DNC chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) termed Nava’s “undocumented status.” The news report details that “Despite not yet attaining legal status, Nava is working for...
  • DOJ Accuses U.S. Biz of Discrimination for Requiring Proof of Work Eligibility [I-9]

    09/02/2015 6:39:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    In its crusade to protect and assist illegal immigrants, the Obama administration has accused an American company of discrimination for requiring employees to furnish proof that they are eligible to work legally in the United States.You know the nation is in trouble when a U.S. business gets investigated by its own government for following the law. The case involves a Nebraska meat packing company that demanded workers to furnish proof of immigration status for the federal employment eligibility verification process. The Obama Department of Justice (DOJ) went after the company, accusing it of engaging in employment discrimination.In particular the DOJ’s...
  • Teen Shot By Sergeant Faces Multiple Murder Charges

    09/02/2015 6:38:36 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 14 replies
    Keloland.Com ^ | September 2, 2015 | Hailey Higgins
    YANKTON, SD - A 19-year-old is facing multiple attempted murder charges and a Yankton police sergeant is on administrative leave. This comes after an officer-involved shooting in downtown Yankton Tuesday night that closed 3rd Street for several hours in the heart of the city. Trae Angel is facing four counts each of attempted murder and aggravated assault against a law enforcement officer. South Dakota Attorney Marty Jackley says police were first tipped off when they got a domestic violence call involving a gun late last night in Yankton. When they got to the home, Angel was gone, prompting a city...
  • Planned Parenthood chapters get Obamacare funding

    09/02/2015 6:34:14 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/2/15 | Robert King
    The Obama administration will give three Planned Parenthood chapters a combined $1 million in grants to help sign up people for Obamacare. The grants come as Republican lawmakers want to defund the women's health organization due to a series of undercover videos detailing the donation of and compensation for aborted fetal parts. More than $1 million in grants is going to three Planned Parenthood chapters in Iowa ($304,373 in anticipated funding), St. Louis ($388,787) and Montana ($337,555). The grants were awarded for a three-year period but the funding figures are only for the first year. The Centers for Medicare and...
  • 14-year-old charged with mother's murder

    09/02/2015 6:23:22 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 26 replies
    WOKV ^ | 09/02/15 | Stephanie Brown
    Jacksonville, FL — A 14-year-old has been arrested for his mother’s murder in their Arlington home.
  • Driver accused of flipping off Rock Hill police officer, claims racism during arrest

    09/02/2015 6:01:01 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 46 replies
    The State ^ | SEPTEMBER 2, 2015 | TEDDY KULMALA
    ROCK HILL, SC Two people were arrested during a traffic stop that was prompted by a driver flipping the middle finger to a Rock Hill Police officer at an intersection, according to a police report. The officer was sitting at a red light at Mt. Gallant Road and Cherry Road about 3:15 p.m. Tuesday when a red SUV pulled up beside her, the report states. The driver reportedly looked at the officer “with a deep stare and then put his left hand all the way out the window and stuck up his middle finger in an angry manner.” The officer...
  • Teen charged in shooting that injured 17-year-old

    09/02/2015 5:29:36 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 13 replies
    WFTV ^ | 9/2/2015
    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A teen has been arrested Wednesday in connection to a shooting that left another teen hospitalized. Jacquavius Smith, 15, and a 17-year-old were on the patio of a house in Pine Hills Tuesday when Smith accidentally shot the other teen, according to Orange County sheriff's investigators. Investigators said the two initially told them that they didn't know how the teen was shot, leading investigators to believe that the boy might have been hit by a stray bullet, possibly from a passing car. That led to an extensive search for clues and a shooter Tuesday evening. The...
  • Exclusive: RNC Reince to Meet The Donald at Trump Tower to Discuss GOP ‘Loyalty Pledge'

    09/02/2015 5:22:14 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 114 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 2,2015 | Alex Marlow & Stephen K. Bannon
    A source with knowledge of these matters has confirmed to Breitbart News exclusively that RNC Chairman Reince Priebus will meet with Donald Trump “at Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan tomorrow afternoon to discuss the ‘loyalty pledge.'” Politico reported earlier today that the RNC plans to ask candidates to sign a pledge that they will support whoever is nominated by the Republican Party and not oppose them in the general election. The political magazine speculated that the pledge is designed to “force the front-runner’s [Trump’s] hand”: The Republican National Committee on Wednesday privately reached out to GOP presidential candidates to ask...
  • Roland Martin To Bill O'Reilly: "Shut The Hell Up" On Black Lives Matter

    09/02/2015 5:15:01 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 60 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 2, 2015 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on TV One’s “News One,” host Roland Martin went on a rant against Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly for calling the Black Lives Matter movement a hate group because Minnesota Black Lives Matter protesters chanted “pigs in a blanket, fry ‘em like bacon” after the execution style murder of a Texas deputy this weekend.
  • Clinton Goes Under Water; Trump Polarization Grows (POLL)

    09/02/2015 5:01:11 PM PDT · by South40 · 25 replies
    ABC ^ | 2 SEPT 2015 | GARY LANGER
    Negative views of Hillary Clinton have jumped to nearly their highest on record in ABC News/Washington Post polls, while Donald Trump’s personal popularity has grown more polarized along racial and ethnic lines. Clinton’s favorability has burbled back under water: 45 percent of Americans now see her favorably, down 7 percentage points since midsummer, while 53 percent rate her unfavorably, up 8. Her unfavorable score is a single point from its highest in ABC/Post polls dating back 23 years; that came in April 2008, in the midst of her last presidential campaign. Trump is much farther under water than Clinton, rated...
  • 4 arrested in attack on McDonald's drive-through worker

    09/02/2015 4:49:24 PM PDT · by BBell · 46 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/2/15 | Littice Bacon-Blood, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Three teenagers and a 20-year-old woman have been arrested on charges of attacking a 16-year-old McDonald's worker who was pulled out of a drive-through window at the LaPlace restaurant and beaten. Video surveillance and witnesses to the Aug. 26 attack led authorities to the suspects, the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's office said Wednesday (Sept. 2). Kailin Holland, 17, of Harvey was booked with second-degree battery and released on a $10,000 bond. Misdemeanor summonses for simple battery were issued to Sierra Gregoire, 18, and a 16-year-old juvenile, both of LaPlace, and Bradnika Gregoire, 20, of Reserve was issued a...
  • CARLY FIORINA’S Secret Deals with Iran While CEO of Hewlett Packard Make Her Unfit for President

    09/02/2015 4:46:28 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 24 replies
    http://freedomoutpost.com ^ | September 2, 2015 | Walid Shoebat
    Carly Fiorina's illegal dealings with Iran, during her tenure as CEO of HP, were exposed in the Boston Globe. which broke the story that Hewlett Packard had been selling its printers in Iran through a subsidiary company in Dubai, despite the fact that a trade embargo had been in place against the Iranian regime since 1997. The sales were halted shortly after the business dealings were published by the Globe. Texas GOP: Fiorina claimed no knowledge that the approximately $100 million of sales through the subsidiary were coming from Iran, despite having been HP CEO (since 2000) while it was...
  • Texas Police Release Video of Potentially Deadly Traffic Stop

    09/02/2015 4:17:22 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/2/15 | Jason Howerton
    A police officer in Trinity, Texas, was forced to make an incredibly difficult split-second decision during a tense August 29 traffic stop when a man reached for a gun in the front passenger seat. Officer Randy Wheeler drew his firearm and ordered the suspect to keep his hands up and outside of the car — but it’s an incident that easily could’ve resulted in death or tragedy. Trinity Police Chief Steven Jones said the police department chose to release video of Wheeler’s scary traffic stop from two different angles to prove a major point about the type of split-second decisions...
  • IRS Lawyer Who Headed Lerner Email Release Present When Markings on Clinton Emails Changed

    09/02/2015 3:54:14 PM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | September 2, 2015 | Morgan Chalfant
    Markings on no fewer than four emails contained on Hillary Clinton’s private system were changed to a category that blocks Congress and the public from viewing their contents ... One of the lawyers present during the review by State’s legal office was government attorney Catherine Duval, who was a key player in the controversy surrounding ex-IRS official Lois Lerner’s missing emails related to the investigation of the agency’s targeting of conservative groups. Duval, who is now spearheading the release of materials related to the 2012 attack in Benghazi, formerly worked for the same law firm as the Clintons’ private attorney...
  • Thanks to GOP’s Corker Bill, Mikulski Puts Obama Over the Top … as Iran Vows to ‘Overthrow Israel’

    09/02/2015 3:50:44 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 58 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 2, 2015 | by Andrew C. McCarthy
    It is worth repeating that Republicans rationalized this abdication of their duty to use their constitutional powers to block Obama’s empowerment of America’s sworn enemies by claiming that the legislation ensured that Congress would get to review the deal. This, of course, was always preposterous: (a) Congress has many tools – the power of the purse, the ability to block Obama appointments and legislative priorities, the power to conduct oversight hearings, the capacity to raise public alarm in media coverage – that could have pressured Obama to reveal the deal’s terms; (b) there is no coup in forcing the administration...
  • Racist New Black Panthers Escalate War on Local Police

    09/02/2015 3:46:09 PM PDT · by detective · 20 replies
    The New American ^ | September 02, 2015 | Steve Byas
    Just two weeks before the brutal assassination in Houston of Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth, armed New Black Panthers shouted, “You’re gonna stop doing what you’re doing, or we will start creeping up on you in the darkness!” The threat was made by the Panthers as they marched around the Waller County jail, in the Houston metropolitan area. Exactly what the police were to stop doing was not specified, nor was what would be done as Panthers crept up on police. But what is clear is that on the night of August 28, Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth was simply...
  • Obama Admin Spends $77 Million Funding Research With Body Parts From Aborted Babies

    09/02/2015 3:09:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt Sep 2, 2015
    The Obama administration has steadfastly defended Planned Parenthood and its taxpayer funding throughout the scandal exposing its sales of aborted babies and their body parts for research. Now, new information reveals the Obama administration has been expanding funding for such research. The federal government has paid for so-called fetal tissue research for decades but the Obama administration, according to a report in The Hill, a Congressional newspaper, has expanded that funding. The report indicates the federal government spent $19 million on research involving the body parts of aborted babies in 1999 at the end of the Clinton administration. Now, President...
  • Carville: ‘Tool of the Koch Brothers’ Trey Gowdy ‘Feeds the New York Times Stuff’

    09/02/2015 2:57:17 PM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/02/15 | Ian Hanchett
    Democratic strategist James Carville slammed “tool of the Koch Brothers” Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), saying he “just feeds the New York Times stuff, and they put it in the paper. Just like the neocons fed the New York Times a bunch of bunk they put on the front page of the paper, basically helped start a war” on Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes.” Carville said of the Clinton email scandal, “my question is, will this rise to the level of scandal as the white house christmas card list back in the ’90s that had 140 hours...
  • New Clinton Violations In Use Of Thumb Drives For Emails

    09/02/2015 2:52:26 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9-2-15 | Richard Pollock
    Hillary Clinton violated numerous State Department rules by using privately owned thumb drives to copy 30,000 of her official emails for her lawyer, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation. The former Secretary of State in December 2014 downloaded 30,000 government emails created during her tenure in the position from her private server onto three commercial thumb drives, which her lawyer, David Kendall, transported to Washington, D.C. The State Department released 7,000 new Clinton emails Monday, including at least 125 that were treated by the department as classified. The FBI is conducting a criminal investigation into the handling of...
  • Dramatic Rise in Crime Casts Shadow on Downtown L.A.’s Gentrification

    09/02/2015 1:53:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    L A Times ^ | September 2, 2015, 11:42 AM | By Ben Poston and Kate Mather
    Crime has jumped across the city this year, but nowhere has the increase been as large as in L.A.'s hippest new domain: downtown. Here, the forces of rapid gentrification are crashing up against the chronic poverty, homelessness and crime that have long been a part of life in the city center. Police and residents say the influx of new lofts, luxury high-rise apartments, bars and eateries have made these new downtown dwellers easy targets for street crime. "Those two communities are rubbing up against each other and for some reason it has gotten more aggressive," Mishkind said. "We understand there...
  • McConnell: Obama's 'Partisan Contest' Raises Even More Doubts on Iran Deal

    09/02/2015 2:14:50 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    Newsmax ^ | September 2, 2015 | Todd Beamon
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Wednesday blasted the Obama administration for reducing the debate on the Iran nuclear deal to "a partisan contest" that "raises even more serious questions about its durability and merits." "While the president may be able to sustain a veto with the tepid, restricted and partisan support of one third of one House of Congress over Americans' bipartisan opposition, it will require a bipartisan Congress to strengthen our defenses in the Persian Gulf and to stand up to the inevitable Iranian violations of the agreement that will need to be addressed after he has left office,"...
  • Lanny Davis' e-mail Letter to Hillary Is D.C.'s Most Cringe-Inducing Document Ever

    09/02/2015 2:07:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 09/02/2015 | BY MICHAEL WARREN
    The latest stash of emails from Hillary Clinton's private server released by the State Department has (once again!) revealed Washington to be a particularly unbearable place, employing particularly insufferable people. From Clinton's email correspondence with her senior staff we can observe how those with proximity to power engage in rare forms of backstabbing, obsequiousness, pettiness, bad humor, and self-obsession. There was the revelation that Huma Abedin, Clinton's aide-de-camp who held down multiple six-figure salaries at outside consulting firms while making $135,000 at State, apparently complains about not getting "paid enough." Another top Clinton aide, Philippe Reines, was seen tattling on...
  • 'Who needs this?' Police recruits abandon dream amid anti-cop climate

    09/02/2015 1:26:25 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 69 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/02/2015 | By Edmund DeMarche
    Police departments face a recruiting shortage amid a growing anti-cop mood that some fear has taken the pride out of peacekeeping and put targets on the backs of the men and women in blue. Open calls for the killing of police have been followed by assassinations, including last week's murder in Texas of a Harris County sheriff's deputy. Instead of dialing back the incendiary rhetoric, groups including "Black Lives Matter" have instead doubled down at demonstrations with chants of "Pigs in a blanket, fry me like bacon." Public safety officials fear the net effect has been to demonize police, and...
  • World on track for warming 'far above' 2C target: analysts

    09/02/2015 1:00:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 50 replies
    AFP on Yahoo News ^ | 9/2/15 | Mariette Le Roux
    Bonn (AFP) - Inadequate national targets for curbing climate-altering greenhouse gases meant emissions would be "far above" the level required to stave off disastrous global warming, analysts warned Wednesday. Instead of the UN-targeted ceiling of two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) of average warming over pre-Industrial Revolution levels, the world was on track for 2.9-3.1 C by 2100, according to the Climate Action Tracker (CAT), a tool developed by a consortium of four research organisations. "The climate targets so far submitted to the UN by governments collectively lead to global emissions far above the levels needed to hold warming to...
  • 87-year-old man accused of soliciting a prostitute earns pass from prosecutor

    09/02/2015 12:01:51 PM PDT · by bigdaddy45 · 84 replies
    GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The 87-year-old man police say was soliciting an undercover cop posing as a prostitute will not be prosecuted. "What would be the purpose in prosecuting him? " Kent County Prosecutor William Forsyth said Tuesday, Sept. 1. "He wouldn't and shouldn't go to jail and 87 years without involvement in the criminal justice system has, in my opinion, earned him a pass." Howard Arthur Klein, likely the oldest person ever charged with this crime, was arrested by Grand Rapids Police around 10 p.m. June 26, near Broadway Street NW and Leonard Avenue, not far from his home....
  • Exposing The Black Lives Matter Movement For What It Is: Promotion of Cop Killing

    09/02/2015 11:52:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/02/2015 | Katie Pavlitch
    It's time to expose the Black Lives Matter [BLM] movement for what it is: a racist, violent hate group that promotes the execution of police officers. The evidence is in their rhetoric and written on their shirts. If you take a look at the Black Lives Matter Twitter feed, you'll find photos of activists wearing shirts that say, "Assata Taught Me."  Looks like it's going down in Cleveland. Follow @FEARLESSnFREE and @LotusLightSage for more details pic.twitter.com/wVe6oKF7jn— Black Lives Matter (@Blklivesmatter) August 27, 2015 They're referring to infamous cop killer Assata Shakur, otherwise known as Joanne Chesimard, who shot and killed a...
  • Texas Student Under Fire For Remarks About Slain Deputy Arrested

    09/02/2015 11:37:37 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 89 replies
    KWTX ^ | September 2, 2015 | Rusty Surette
    HUNTSVILLE (September 2, 2015) A Sam Houston State University student under fire for her remarks on social media about a slain Texas deputy has been arrested on an unrelated warrant. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office confirms Monica Foy was arrested Tuesday night at her home for an assault warrant in Harris County. "Around 7:30 p.m. our agency received a call from someone making us aware of the warrant. We confirmed it was active. We went to her home and she was taken into custody without any problems," said Lt. Brady Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald couldn't confirm who made the call about the...
  • PIERS MORGAN: Put a fork in her, because Hillary's done. Nobody will ever trust her again

    09/02/2015 11:35:10 AM PDT · by GilGil · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/1/2015 | Piers Morgan
    It’s over. Hillary Clinton is not going to be the next President of the United States. It’s not because she demanded skim milk for her tea, though any discerning tea-drinker would always insist on at least semi-skim. It’s not because she couldn’t work out how to watch ‘Parks and Recreation’ or ‘The Good Wife’ on catch-up TV, though coupled with her general apparent ignorance of all new technology this does little to negate the nagging sense that she’s simply too old for the top job in America. It’s not because her aides sometimes go 100 hours without sleep, though this...
  • K2, a Potent Drug, Casts a Shadow Over an East Harlem Block

    09/02/2015 11:34:35 AM PDT · by Theoria · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 02 Sep 2015 | Nicholas Casey
    It was early afternoon when the man with the twitching legs was dragged from the ground into an ambulance. Another man selling books washed away the vomit.A man named Charlie Medina sat at the same spot a few days later, unable to remember his name before he fell into a trance with his jaw open and his eyes dilated.And the lovers. They were unable to find a room. One pulled off the other’s shirt and her bra, then started to kiss her bruised breasts while a small crowd gathered to watch.The people here on this stretch of 125th Street in...
  • Senators Who Took Money from Iran [1 Timothy 6]

    09/02/2015 11:30:06 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 8 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 9/1/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Senator Markey has announced his support for the Iran deal that will let the terrorist regime inspect its own Parchin nuclear weapons research site, conduct uranium enrichment, build advanced centrifuges, buy ballistic missiles, fund terrorism and have a near zero breakout time to a nuclear bomb. There was no surprise there. Markey had topped the list of candidates supported by the Iran Lobby. And the Iranian American Political Action Committee (IAPAC) had maxed out its contributions to his campaign. After more fake suspense, Al Franken, another IAPAC backed politician who also benefited from Iran Lobby money, came out for the...
  • Poll: 82% of Hispanics view Donald Trump unfavorably

    09/02/2015 11:12:37 AM PDT · by South40 · 78 replies
    CNN ^ | 2 SEP 2015 | Ashley Killough and Jennifer Agiesta
    (CNN)Donald Trump often vows he'll win the Hispanic vote if he becomes the Republican candidate for president next year. If so, he might have some work to do. A new Washington Post/ABC News poll released Wednesday finds that the real estate magnate is viewed unfavorably by 82% of Hispanics, with 68% feeling "strongly so." Just 15% of those surveyed view Trump favorably.
  • Majority of Immigrant Households Are on Welfare

    09/02/2015 6:51:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/02/2015 | Mark Krikorian
    A new report by my colleague Steven Camarota finds that most immigrant households use welfare. That immigrants receive taxpayer-funded benefits at higher rates than the native-born isn’t a new finding. But previous research (including by CIS) has never found such a high rate. The reason is that Camarota used a different Census Bureau data source, the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), that is more difficult to use but, as its name suggests, provides the most comprehensive view of welfare use (a.k.a “program participation”). The study shows that 51 percent of immigrant-headed households use at least one welfare...
  • Judicial Watch: FEC Must Investigate Democratic National Committee for Employing Illegal Alien...

    09/02/2015 10:55:01 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 2, 2015
    Full title: Judicial Watch: FEC Must Investigate Democratic National Committee for Employing Illegal Alien to Craft 2016 Political Message (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission requesting that it investigate the Democratic National Committee (DNC) for having “knowingly hired” an illegal alien, Cindy Nava, to help craft the committee’s 2016 political message and communications. Judicial Watch filed its complaint on August 25, 2015. A June 8, 2015, story in The Washington Post reported that the DNC hired Nava with full knowledge of what DNC chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)...
  • Cameroon involved in Central Africa ‘blood diamond’ traffic, UN says

    09/02/2015 10:33:07 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 4 replies
    Illicit trafficking of diamonds from the Central African Republic into neighbouring Cameroon is helping finance the continuation of a nearly three-year conflict, an expert panel that monitors UN sanctions has said in a confidential report. The Central African Republic (CAR) descended into chaos in March 2013 when predominantly Muslim Seleka rebels seized power, triggering reprisals by "anti-balaka" Christian militias. They drove tens of thousands of Muslims from the south into a de facto partition of the landlocked country. Although rival armed groups agreed to a peace accord in May, the conflict has continued at a lower intensity, and a transitional...
  • WHY DONALD TRUMP IS RIGHT ABOUT MEXICO: THE ART OF THE STEAL

    09/02/2015 10:15:29 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 1, 2015 | by ROGER STONE
    A few weeks ago, Trump posted his proposed immigration policy and, predictably, drew praise from those who want to strengthen America and self-serving condemnation from those who want to weaken us. The Mexican government itself provides some of the best evidence that Trump is exactly right when he says that Mexico intentionally sends a portion of their population across our borders illegally. In fact, they even publish a how-to guide for Mexicans seeking to illegally enter and remain in the United States. As stated in Trump’s immigration policy (and reported by the New York Times, that bastion of anti-immigrant sentiment),...
  • Virginia shooting: more than one mass shooting a day in the US group says

    09/02/2015 10:11:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 8/27/2015 | David Millward
    The Virginia shootings have rekindled the long-running debate on gun ownership in America with figures showing that there have been 247 mass shooting incidents in the US in 238 days so far this year. While America’s attention was focused on the horrific murder of two young journalists in Roanoke, Virginia, another mass shooting on the same day saw four people wounded during a home invasion in Minnesota. The figures for the multiple shootings have been compiled by GunsAreCool, a sarcastically named group which tracks gun violence in the US.
  • Arby's Apologizes After Employee Reportedly Refuses to Serve Pembroke Pines Officer

    09/02/2015 9:53:34 AM PDT · by ponygirl · 56 replies
    NBC News Miami ^ | Sept. 2, 2015 | NBC News
    The head of Arby's restaurant chain has apologized to the Pembroke Pines Police Department after an employee at a local restaurant reportedly refused to serve a uniformed officer. Arby's Chief Executive Officer, Paul Brown, and Senior Vice President of Operations, Scott Boatwright, contacted PPPD Chief Dan Giustino to apologize on behalf of the organization, according to a police report. Both men assured Giustino that the employee's behavior was "unacceptable" and did not represent the company's values. Giustino accepted the apology, and the department considers the matter closed. In a Facebook post Tuesday, another officer alleged that on Monday, a fellow...
  • SHOCK: As Americans Bought 170 Million Guns, Violent Crime Fell 51%

    09/02/2015 9:50:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/31/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On August 28, the NRA presented ATF and FBI data showing Americans have purchased “170 million new guns” since 1991, and violent crime has fallen “51 percent.” The NRA tweeted, “Since ’91, Americans have acquired over 170 million new firearms and violent crimes have declined by 51%.”
  • Fiorina, Levin at odds over Kentucky clerk refusing to issue gay marriage licenses

    09/02/2015 9:42:55 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 52 replies
    http://www.bizpacreview.com ^ | September 2, 2015 | Carmine Sabia
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina has sided against a Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue marriage licenses for gay couples and received immediate pushback from conservative radio host Mark Levin. Appearing on the Hugh Hewitt show, Fiorina said that even though she disagrees with the Supreme Court’s ruling on same sex marriage, as a paid government employee the Rowan County clerk, Kim Davis — coincidentally an elected Democrat, must “execute the government’s will.” “I think in this particular case this woman now needs to make a decision of conscience. Is she prepared to continue to work for the...
  • Slain Reporter’s Father in Contact with Mark Kelly, Michael Bloomberg for Gun Control Push

    09/02/2015 9:27:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 60 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/31/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On August 30, Andy Parker, the father of slain WDBJ reporter Alison Parker, indicated he has already “been in contact with Mark Kelly” and with associates of Michael Bloomberg to get his best trajectory for a gun control push.
  • Video: “You’d have to be really, really stupid” to buy Hillary’s “ridiculous” denials

    09/02/2015 9:11:47 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 20 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 2, 2015 | ED MORRISSEY
    Herridge also hears about a conflict of interest in the designation process. A conflict over that roped in a familiar name: Fox News is told there were internal department complaints that Duval, and a second lawyer also linked to Kendall, gave at the very least the appearance of a conflict of interest during the email review. A State Department spokesman did not dispute the basic facts of the incident, confirming to Fox News the disagreement over the four classified emails as well as the internal complaints. But the spokesman said the concerns were unfounded. The whistleblowers told intelligence community officials...
  • Endgame: Mikulski becomes 34th Senate Democrat to back Iran deal, ensuring GOP can’t stop it

    09/02/2015 8:57:13 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 64 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 2, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Thus ends a breathtaking performance of Republican failure theater. Once upon a time, knowing that your party controlled both chambers of Congress would have given you great comfort that a terrible treaty negotiated with a terrorist power could never become law in the United States. I think this makes it official: I’m on the Trump bandwagon. Hail Caesar. What’d the GOP get out of all this? What did their huge advantage in the House and their eight-seat majority in the Senate ultimately amount to in terms of concessions? It’s one thing to lose a momentous fight on foreign policy, ceding...
  • Jorge Ramos Uses Wall but Wants Open Borders for the Rest of Us

    09/02/2015 8:56:40 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Sep 2015 | Patrick Courrielche
    America got a first-hand look at how Mr. Trump’s deportation plan would be administered when Univision’s Jorge Ramos unwittingly volunteered to demonstrate the process at an Iowa press conference. After refusing to wait his turn in line to ask questions of the Republican presidential candidate, Mr. Trump “deported” Mr. Ramos from the press conference, then proceeded to bring him back in after he agreed to wait his turn – making Trump’s comprehensive immigration reform plan look quite feasible. For those unfamiliar with Jorge Ramos, he is the debonair host of the Hispanic news show Noticiero Univision. He’s an “anchor baby”...
  • Teen Suspects Sought in Armed Robberies of Cab Drivers in Philly

    09/02/2015 8:26:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    nbcphiladelphia.com ^ | 9/2/2015 | unknown
    Philadelphia police are searching for several teen suspects wanted for armed robberies targeting taxi drivers. The robberies happened between August 23 and August 26. In two of the incidents, the suspects threatened the taxi drivers with a gun and demanded money.
  • Gun Lives Matter

    09/02/2015 8:09:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/2/2015 | David Gayvert
    ......there does seem to be a genuine and visceral dislike -- or perhaps distrust is a better characterization -- of guns qua guns among rank and file progressives; something apart from the evil acts that some people commit with these tools. Guns seem to occupy a place in their psyches that knives, clubs, garrotes, explosives, machetes and other implements that regularly are employed to murderous effect do not. They just know that somehow, guns are bad -- at least when in the hands of those who are not current law enforcement or military professionals (or of course their private security...