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  • Ousted WABC Reporter: I Was ‘Fired for Telling the Truth’

    09/02/2015 1:47:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway
    New York Post ^ | September 1, 2015 | Emily Smith
    SNIP She will also claim in soon-to-be-filed papers that she was axed after reporting on what she believes was a wrongful conviction. Archie Cosey was sentenced to 25 years to life in New York for conspiracy and murder in 1998 after pleading guilty. He later said his guilty plea “resulted from threats from one or more co-defendants,” but a judge denied his bid to withdraw the plea. Wallace believes she was unfairly treated by her boss Camille Edwards, who is so tough she was nicknamed “Camevil” by newsroom staff. SNIP “She was fired for telling the truth. Sarah uncovered information...
  • ATLAS and CMS experiments shed light on Higgs properties (CERN)

    09/01/2015 10:59:51 PM PDT · by Sir Gawain · 7 replies
    ATLAS and CMS experiments shed light on Higgs properties 01 Sep 2015 Results of the analyses by individual experiments (coloured) and both experiments together (black), showing the improvement in precision resulting from the combination of results. Geneva/Saint Petersburg, 1st September 2015. Three years after the announcement of the discovery of a new particle, the so-called Higgs boson, the ATLAS and CMS Collaborations present for the first time combined measurements of many of its properties, at the third annual Large Hadron Collider Physics Conference (LHCP 2015). By combining their analyses of the data collected in 2011 and 2012, ATLAS and CMS...
  • Ninth Undercover Planned Parenthood Video Features Graphic Abortion Details and Claim About....

    09/01/2015 9:54:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | Sep. 1, 2015 | Billy Hallowell
    FULL TITLE: Ninth Undercover Planned Parenthood Video Features Graphic Abortion Details and Claim About the ‘Really Weird Thing’ Surrounding Fetal Tissue Research A pro-life, medical ethics group has released the ninth video in its ongoing undercover series purporting to show the sale of aborted fetal body parts, with one secretly recorded subject seemingly alleging that some clinic staff in the past were potentially compensated for exclusive access to tissue procurement. Cate Dyer, founder of StemExpress, once worked at Advanced Bioscience Resources, a research group that is reported to have long ties to Planned Parenthood, told actors posing as fetal tissue...
  • If I Knew My Daughter Had Down Syndrome, I Would Have Aborted Her – All Women Should Have That Right

    09/01/2015 9:45:37 PM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | September 1, 2015 | Hallie Levine
    Ohio is poised to become the second state in this country to ban abortion because of a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome this fall. As a pro-choice woman who has a 7-year-old daughter with Down syndrome, I find this absolutely appalling. This is an issue that hits close to home for me: If I had had a prenatal diagnosis, I would have obtained an abortion. Today, I am beyond grateful that I didn’t. But I cannot ever in any circumstances imagine insisting others not have that right. STORY: Mom’s Emotional Facebook Post About Baby With Down Syndrome Goes Viral Studies...
  • Volatile Dow sheds nearly 500 points - Economic indicators suggest 'more to come'

    09/01/2015 9:39:23 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 8 replies
    WND ^ | September 1, 2015 | Jerome Corsi
    NEW YORK – On Tuesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average resumed posting losses in the hundreds of points, dropping briefly in late afternoon trading under the threshold 16,000 level. The Dow closed at 16,058.35, having rebounded from market lows, but still 469.68 points down. Canada announced Tuesday the Canadian economy shrank at an annual rate of 0.5 percent in the second quarter, following a 0.8 percent decline in the first three months of the year, qualifying as a recession. Meanwhile, China’s official manufacturing purchasing-managers index fell to 49.7 in August from 50 in July, marking its lowest level since August...
  • McConnell to pro-lifers: Forget about defunding Planned Parenthood until next President

    09/01/2015 9:28:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | September 1, 2015 | Calvin Freiburger
    If you’ve been holding out any hope that Congress might actually put up a fight against Planned Parenthood’s $528 million in federal funding, think again. The House of Representatives may be holding a vote on it after Labor Day, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has reiterated that that’s all we’re going to see: The Senate Democrats have a big enough number to prevent us from doing things. They prevented us from doing any of the bills that appropriate money for the government, thereby forcing a negotiation when we go back in after Labor Day, which I’ll be engaged in...
  • The Left’s Deranged Attack on Clarence Thomas

    09/01/2015 9:09:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 1, 2015 | Betsy McCaughey
    Black lives matter — unless, apparently, you’re Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. The left is renewing its venomous, racist attacks on Thomas in the aftermath of his dissent in the Supreme Court’s 6-3 ruling in favor of gay marriage. Actor George Takei smeared Thomas as a “clown in blackface.” The Huffington Post called his dissent “beyond ridiculous” and tarred him as a hypocrite for opposing a court-created “right” to gay marriage: “Clarence Thomas is married to a white woman — something that would be illegal today, if it weren’t for the Supreme Court’s historic Loving v. Virginia ruling.” As if...
  • Regulations may make kids' fast food meals healthier

    09/01/2015 8:08:37 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    FOX News ^ | September 1, 2015 | Reuters
    Regulating fast food kids' meals that include toys may end up making the meals healthier, according to a new study. If a proposed new policy in New York City is approved, then fast food meals that come with toys would contain fewer calories overall, and fewer from fat and sodium, researchers report. "We can create policies that will nudge us toward healthier behaviors," said senior author Marie Bragg, of NYU Langone Medical Center in New York. The proposed policy, which was introduced to the New York City Council, says fast food meals that come with a small toy must include...
  • Freddie Gray Hearings Start Wednesday; Demonstrations Planned

    09/01/2015 5:53:25 PM PDT · by RedMDer · 27 replies
    baltimoremagazine ^ | September 01, 2015 | Ron Cassie.
    SEPTEMBER 2, 2015: HEARING ON MOTIONS -Motion to disqualify Marilyn Mosby (Baltimore City State’s Attorney) from prosecuting/trying the case based on alleged conflict of interest. -Motion seeking a special prosecutor whose sole responsibility will be to prosecute/try this case in court. -Motion to seal and/or disclose various documents and other evidence. -Motion to dismiss one or more of the charges against one or more of the defendants on various grounds. -Motion to have separate trials as opposed to a single consolidated trial against all six defendants at the same time.
  • Unemployed More Likely To Shop, Watch TV, or Play Sports Than Look For a Job

    09/01/2015 7:28:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 09/01/2015 | Ali Meyer
    Unemployed individuals in America are more likely to go shopping, watch TV, or play sports on an average day than to look for a new job, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Less than one in five of America’s unemployed, or 18.2 percent, participated in job search and interview activities on an average day, according to the BLS data from the American Time Use Survey. Yet 40.8 percent of the unemployed shopped on the average day by store, telephone, or Internet. Of those who shopped, 21.5 percent of those shopped for items other than groceries, food, or...
  • Many Hispanics want Pope Francis to address Trump on immigration

    09/01/2015 7:26:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/01/2015 | By Mary Jordan
    Karla Perez loves Pope Francis. Like her, he’s a native Spanish speaker. He is also the first Latin American to lead the Catholic Church, and he talks easily about soccer and prefers public buses to luxury cars. Most of all, though, Perez loves this pope because he has made better treatment of immigrants a centerpiece of his two-year-old papacy. She hopes, as do many of the nearly 30 million Hispanic Catholics in the country, that this month’s visit by Francis will change the tone of the nation’s divisive immigration debate. “I’m an immigrant myself, and I hear politicians saying they...
  • PPP Poll: Trump now easily beating Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, and Scott Walker head to head nationally

    09/01/2015 7:02:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/01/2015 | AllahPundit
    So says PPP, the same outfit responsible for that poll a few weeks back showing Trump losing head-to-head match-ups against Rubio and Walker in North Carolina. Either NC is an outlier or the mood has changed nationally because Republicans across America now prefer him to either of those candidates — and not narrowly either. He leads Rubio by eight when voters are forced to choose between them and Walker by 14. As for Jeb Bush, gadzooks:Jeb’s got another month to turn things around before the donor class heads for the lifeboats, I think. There is one candidate tested who...
  • Anthony Weiner Slams Donald Trump's Attacks on Wife as 'Absurd' and 'Outrageous'

    09/01/2015 7:00:07 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 1, 2015 | Ryan Struyk
    In the feud between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, embattled former Rep. Anthony Weiner – Abedin's husband – is stepping into the line of fire. In a radio show appearance Monday, Weiner called Trump's suggestion that Abedin may have shared state secrets with him both "wrong" and "outrageous."
  • McConnell to conservatives: Look, we don’t have the numbers in Senate to defund Planned Parenthood

    09/01/2015 6:35:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/01/2015 | AllahPundit
    We do have the numbers to force a shutdown, but McConnell’s already ruled that out. I’m going to look on the bright side here: At least this guy’s trying to spare us another dismal episode of GOP failure theater. If we had a majority in the Senate that was prepared to dig in and have this fight on principle, no matter what the polls say, it’d be worth considering a shutdown. Obama might blink if it lasted long enough. Because we have the majority we have, there’s really no point. It’ll play out just as lefty Bill Scher says...
  • Kentucky Clerk Fighting Gay Marriage Has Wed Four Times (and troll zotted once)

    09/01/2015 6:32:02 PM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 56 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | September 1st, 2016 | Steven Nelson
    The Kentucky county clerk facing potentially stiff penalties for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses has been married four times, raising questions of hypocrisy and selective application of the Bible to her life. The marriages are documented in court records obtained by U.S. News, which show that Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis divorced three times, first in 1994, then 2006 and again in 2008. She gave birth to twins five months after divorcing her first husband. They were fathered by her third husband but adopted by her second. Davis worked at the clerk's office at the time of each divorce...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What Should You Cross The World To See Quiz - Wednesday, September 2, 2015

    09/01/2015 5:59:58 PM PDT · by LUV W · 92 replies
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  • Gun control groups accused of ‘swatting’ open-carry permit holders, putting lives at risk

    09/01/2015 5:44:53 PM PDT · by Boomer · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 01, 2015 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Second Amendment groups are accusing the gun control lobby of putting law-abiding owners of firearms in danger by urging people to call the police on anyone carrying a gun in public. As more states relax rules about open-carrying of guns, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence has taken to social media to urge the public to assume gun-toters are trouble, and to call the cops on anyone they feel may be a threat. “If you see someone carrying a firearm in public—openly or concealed—and have ANY doubts about their intent, call 911 immediately and ask police to come to the...
  • Colonel Removed Over Accusations of Kissing Spouses, Poor Leadership

    09/01/2015 5:37:09 PM PDT · by robowombat · 9 replies
    Military.com ^ | Aug 31, 2015 | Amanda Dolasinski
    CONNECT Get the EARLY BRIEF SIGN-UP Newsletter MOST POPULAR MILITARY NEWS CONTENT Colonel Removed Over Accusations of Kissing Spouses, Poor Leadership As Congress wrangled with the growing clamor over sexual misconduct in the military in 2013, a Fort Bragg commander made it a practice to give the wives of subordinates unwelcome kisses on the lips at public events. After an anonymous letter was sent to the commander's superiors, a subsequent investigation led to his removal from his job. But he stayed in the military and was allowed to quietly retire in April 2015 -- more than two years after the...
  • Petraeus: Use al-Qaeda jihadis to defeat the Islamic State

    09/01/2015 5:30:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Jihad Watch | 9/1/15 | Robert Spencer
    This is a tacit admission that the U.S. can’t find enough “moderates” to do the job against the Islamic State, even after spending $500 million to create a “moderate” fighting force. This is an effective admission that not only the Administration’s entire strategy of dealing with the Islamic State, but its entire diagnosis of the jihad threat, is wrongheaded. Even to suggest this, moreover, demonstrates that Petraeus is entirely clueless about what al-Qaeda is all about, what the global jihad is all about, and how to deal with both.“Petraeus: Use Al Qaeda Fighters to Beat ISIS,” by Shane Harris and...
  • Trump Rolls On, Undeterred

    09/01/2015 5:29:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 1, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Couple of Trump sound bites from yesterday that I asked to be held over to today. He was in Nashville on Saturday, the National Federation of Republican Assemblies Presidential Preference Endorsing Convention, that's a heck of a name for a meeting. The National Federation of Republican Assemblies Presidential Preference Endorsing Convention. Trump spoke and we have two from this event. So here are the first two. TRUMP: My opening statement that I was running for president, I talked about illegal immigration. I was killed by the press. Rush Limbaugh, who I think is a terrific guy, said, Rush Limbaugh...
  • Muslima Stewardess Refuses to Serve Alcohol, Hamas-CAIR Claims Airline Violated Her...

    09/01/2015 5:22:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 46 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 9/1/15 | Pamela Geller
    Another Muslim workplace lawsuit from CAIR in order to impose Islam on the workplace. This is what they do.A Muslim flight attendant has filed a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), claiming she was suspended from her job for not serving alcohol. Why would a devout Muslim want to be a flight attendant when half your job is serving alcohol?This is just like the devout Muslim who sued soft porn retailer Abercrombie and Fitch because she wanted to wear the hijab.The EEOC is suing Star Transport for rightfully terminating two Muslims who refused to do their job....
  • 4th Fort Hood Soldier Guilty of Immigrant Smuggling in Texas

    09/01/2015 5:16:20 PM PDT · by robowombat · 7 replies
    Military.com ^ | Aug 26, 2015
    Aug 26, 2015 BROWNSVILLE, Texas — A fourth soldier from Fort Hood has pleaded guilty to using her U.S. Army identification or military gear to help transport immigrants. Yashira Marie Perez-Morales, of Killeen, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Brownsville to immigrant smuggling charges. Prosecutors say Perez-Morales hid immigrants while driving through the Border Patrol checkpoint at Sarita. Christopher David Wix of Abilene was sentenced last month to a year and a day in federal prison. Two other Fort Hood soldiers, Eric Alexander Rodriguez, of Odem, and Brandon Troy Robbins, of San Antonio, await sentencing. ...... Prosecutors say Gracia last year provided...
  • This Liberty Mutual Commercial Teaches the Wrong Policy

    09/01/2015 4:54:04 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 16 replies
    Car and Driver ^ | 12/12/14 | Don Klein
    What We See: This commercial isn’t for a car, but it’s about something you see in a lot of car ads these days: parallel parking without much driver input. We open on an unremarkable young woman talking to us from someplace in lower Manhattan. Over her shoulder we can see the Statue of Liberty, which—and it’s not by “accident”—looks a lot like the Liberty Mutual logo. The woman explains that although there are many things young people do well, parallel parking isn’t one of them. She then gives two options: “Either take the bus or get Liberty Mutual insurance,” because...
  • Weaponized Drones For Law Enforcement Now Legal In North Dakota

    09/01/2015 4:44:59 PM PDT · by Theoria · 23 replies
    Forbes ^ | 26 Aug 2015 | Gregory Ferenstein
     Drones can now legally fight criminals in the United States with non-lethal weapons thanks to a recently amended bill in North Dakota. The law’s author, Representative Rick Becker, originally wanted to require police to secure a warrant for drone surveillance.But, then local law enforcement managed to sneak in the right to equip drones with tasers or rubber bullets by amending the original prohibition against lethal and non-lethal force to just limiting lethal weapons. Becker worries that this new franken-bill will have dramatic unintended consequences.“I think it’s important to maintain the humanity in making decisions to deploy weapons against another individual,” he...
  • The ACLU’s Sterile View of the First Amendment

    09/01/2015 4:41:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 1, 2015 | Robert Knight
    Tie her tubes, or we’ll sue you for sex discrimination, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) told a Catholic-affiliated hospital in California. So after first declining to do so, Mercy Medical Center in Redding has now slated a tubal ligation for a woman after her scheduled C-section to deliver a baby in late September. The ACLU’s demand is cut from the same cloth as the Obama Administration’s order under Obamacare to the Little Sisters of the Poor to violate their beliefs and provide contraceptives and abortifacients or pay crushing fines. That case is still in litigation. The latest manifestation of...
  • Hillsboro High students walk out over transgender dispute

    09/01/2015 7:30:22 AM PDT · by Todd_Gray · 104 replies
    St. Louis Post Disptach ^ | 2015-09-01 | Doug Moore
    In the middle of last school year, Lila Perry came out as transgender. Before that, she had been living as a gay male. But that’s not who she really was. No longer was she going to pretend, Lila said. So this year, she told teachers and administrators at Hillsboro High School, where she is a senior, that she would no longer be content to use a unisex faculty bathroom. She wanted to be treated like other female students, including access to bathrooms and locker rooms for girls.
  • Missouri Students Walk Out Of Class In Protest of Transgender Locker Rooms

    09/01/2015 11:08:12 AM PDT · by xzins · 111 replies
    Young Cons ^ | September 1, 2015 11:59 | Andrew Mark Miller
    In what is likely to become a common occurrence in the near future, 150 Missouri high school students walked out of class Monday due to a disagreement as to whether or not a transgender student who was born male should be allowed to use the girls’ locker room. From KMOV 4 St. Louis: **The walkout lasted for about two hours. Roughly 30-40 people showed support for senior Lila Perry, who wants to use the girls’ locker room during gym class. Perry was born a male but said she has identified as a female since 13. **“There’s a lot of ignorance,...
  • Terror in the skies: The midair hijacking drama of TAA Flight 408 (historical - 1960)

    09/01/2015 4:29:58 PM PDT · by naturalman1975
    news.com.au ^ | 1st September 2015
    ALEX Hildebrandt looked like any other passenger when he walked calmly onto the Trans-Australia Airlines passenger jet bound for Brisbane. It was the last flight out of Sydney and the Russian immigrant, along with his 42 fellow passengers, had just passed through airport security that is nothing like we know today. Which could go some way to explaining why Hildebrandt, then 22, had managed to pack a sawn-off shotgun in his carry-on luggage, as well as all the tools needed to make a bomb. By the time the plane touched down in Brisbane that night, July 19, 1960, Australia —...
  • Europe will soon go under

    09/01/2015 4:11:13 PM PDT · by NYAmerican · 23 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 8/31/15 | Imre Kertész
    “I should say a few words about politics too … Then I would talk about how Muslims are flooding, occupying, in clear verbs, destroying Europe, and how Europe relates to this, the suicidal liberalism and the stupid democracy … It always ends the same way: civilization reaches a certain stage of maturation where it is not only (un)able to defend itself, but where it is in a seemingly incomprehensible worship of their own enemy.”
  • Meet Kim Davis, The Woman Denying Same-Sex Couples Marriage Licenses In Kentucky

    09/01/2015 3:09:12 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 75 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | September 1, 2015 | David Mack
    Upon her election to the role of Rowan County Clerk in November 2014, Kim Davis said she felt "humbled" and "blessed." Speaking to the Morehead News, she made three promises: "I promise to each and every one that I will be the very best working clerk that I can be and will be a good steward of their tax dollars and follow the statutes of this office to the letter." Davis's willingness, or unwillingness, to follow those statutes are now the subject of intense national focus. She has refused on religious grounds to grant marriage licenses -- to both same-sex...
  • Crucial Questions: 22 Free eBooks from R.C. Sproul

    09/01/2015 3:01:47 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Ligonier.org ^ | 9/1/15 | Nathan Bingham
    To further help Christians know what they believe, why they believe it, how to live it, and how to share it, in May 2013 we made the ebook editions of R.C. Sproul’s Crucial Questions series free forever. We continue to publish new ebooks in this series and this year have added Can I Lose My Salvation? and What Is the Great Commission?Here is a complete list of the free ebooks in the Crucial Questions series: Are These the Last Days? (Kindle) (iTunes)Can I Be Sure I’m Saved? (Kindle) (iTunes)Can I Have Joy in My Life? (Kindle) (iTunes)Can I Know God’s Will? (Kindle) (iTunes)Can I Lose My Salvation?...
  • Thousands Rally in Knoxville, Protest to Save Cross Memorial (Iowa)

    09/01/2015 2:58:03 PM PDT · by Isara · 9 replies
    13WHOTV ^ | August 30, 2015 | Jodi Whitworth
    KNOXVILLE, Iowa -- A solider kneeling at a cross at a park in Knoxville has been the topic of debate for weeks now. Earlier this month, a resident asked the city to remove the cross, but on Sunday, the majority of the community rallied together to convince the city to keep it.Close to 2,000 people protested around the display in Young’s Park. They made their stance known before the city makes its decision on whether to remove the cross.Several veterans, state politicians and residents spoke Sunday saying the cross should stay.“That’s their constitutional right to be offended, but it's also...
  • Islamic State Terrorists Caught Crossing Into Europe Posing As Refugees

    09/01/2015 2:56:32 PM PDT · by Mariner · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 1st, 2015 | by Liam Deacon
    Five men have been arrested as they attempted to cross the Bulgarian-Macedonian border with decapitation videos and Islamic State propaganda on their phones. The terrorist suspects had been posing as refugees. Bulgarian authorities near the Gyueshevo border checkpoint detained the five men, aged between 20 and 24, late on Wednesday, Bulgarian broadcaster NOVA TV reported. The men were stopped by a border guard, who they attempted to bribe with a “wad of dollars.” However, they were searched and Islamic State propaganda, specific Jihadists prayers and decapitation videos were found on their phones. In a move that suggests how seriously authorities...
  • Acne Confirms: Fashion's Ideal Woman is a 12 Year Old Boy (Ewww!)

    09/01/2015 2:48:40 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 57 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9/1/15 | Leeann Duggan
    -SNIP- "WWD announced that the forthcoming fall campaign by fashion-forward Swedish brand Acne Studios will star Frasse Johansson, who is a 12-year-old boy. Who is modeling very expensive clothes meant for adult women."
  • Obama: Climate Deniers Who Ignore Science Are on ‘Their Own Shrinking Island’

    09/01/2015 2:27:11 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 94 replies
    Brietbart ^ | September 1, 2015 | Pam Key
    Monday night at the GLACIER Conference in Anchorage, AK, President Barack Obama attempted to isolate those who question whether climate change is man-made saying they are “on their own shrinking island.” Obama said, “We know human activity is changing the climate that is beyond dispute. Everything else is politics.” [Snip] "The time to plead ignorance is surely past.”
  • Planned Parenthood Video Makers Respond To Organ Harvesters’ PR Campaign

    09/01/2015 2:15:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | September 1, 2015 | Mollie Hemingway
    “Planned Parenthood is using virtually every tool in its lobbying arsenal to defend against attacks from conservatives and anti-abortion activists,” a story in the Washington Post begins. “Planned Parenthood’s counter-offensive is widespread and varied and is unfolding inside and outside the Beltway.” A huge part of that was rolled out last week when Planned Parenthood had allies in the media publicize a report it had commissioned and paid for from not just any Democratic opposition research firm, but one known for being particularly partisan and hostile to social conservatives. The Democratic opposition research team’s report said that undercover videos revealing...
  • How Fox Anchor Bret Baier Prepared For The GOP Debate (prepped the Trump nuclear option)

    09/01/2015 2:09:19 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 142 replies
    The L.A. Times ^ | August 9, 2015 | By STEPHEN BATTAGLIO
    Baier even had a "nuclear option" at the ready for Trump...[The script] took a page from Trump's "Celebrity Apprentice" TV show. It went like this: "Mr. Trump, in your business you have rules. You follow rules. We have rules on this stage. We don't want to have to escort you to the elevator outside this boardroom." "We're hoping we don't have to use it," Baier said later. "[But] we're locked and loaded."
  • Rubio to Trump: 'America is great' right now

    09/01/2015 1:54:34 PM PDT · by maggief · 115 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 1, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Tuesday continued to push back against front-runner Donald Trump's campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again,” instead of going after the billionaire businessman himself. “There’s one other candidate running, he says he’s going to make America great again,” Rubio told about 200 people gathered in a community center in Nevada, according to The New York Times. “I understand what he means by that. I don’t mean that as a slight," the Florida senator insisted, according to the newspaper. “I would remind everyone America is great,” Rubio continued. “There’s no nation on earth I would...
  • Germany braces as thousands of new migrants begin to arrive

    09/01/2015 1:51:36 PM PDT · by Mariner · 35 replies
    dpa international (German UPI) ^ | September 1st, 2015 | By dpa correspondents
    Berlin (dpa) - The southern German state of Bavaria pleaded for aid from the rest of the country Tuesday as it became the latest beachhead in the epic arrival of African and Middle Eastern migrants in Europe. Trains full of migrants who have made it to Greece and then through Eastern Europe on the so-called Balkan Route have begun arriving in Germany - the country many of them wanted to reach in the first place. Even though the arrivals had been expected and Germany has committed itself to taking in 800,000 migrants this year, the arrival has still come as...
  • Budapest Train Station Cuts Off Service to Migrants Amid Crisis

    09/01/2015 1:46:04 PM PDT · by Mariner · 7 replies
    the New York Times ^ | September 1st, 2015 | By ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS and DAN BILEFSKY
    BUDAPEST — The Keleti train station in Budapest, which has emerged as ground zero in Europe’s spiraling migration crisis, cut off service to migrants on Tuesday as European countries remained bitterly divided and confused over how to handle the thousands trekking northward. As migrants were greeted early Tuesday by an announcement that the station was “shut down for departure and arrivals for an indefinite time” and told to leave, thousands of others were pouring into stations at the preferred destination for many of the migrants, Germany, and being greeted with promises of accommodations and legalized status. The contrasting scenes in...
  • Senate Will Vote a 2nd Time to De-Fund Planned Parenthood, Which Sells Aborted Babies

    09/01/2015 1:42:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt Sep 1, 2015
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConell says the Senate will vote a second time to attempt to de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business which has been caught in a series of videos selling aborted babies and their body parts. The news comes after reports that the House of Representatives is planning a vote on legislation in a couple weeks that would de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business. The two votes would follow one the Senate had weeks ago, which saw Senate Democrats filibuster and block legislation to revoke $550 million in taxpayer funding. While McConnell says the senate will hold another...
  • DO ‘ALL LIVES MATTER’ OR NOT?

    09/01/2015 1:41:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 9.1.15 | William Murchison –
    The cold-blooded murder of a Houston-area sheriff’s deputy raises the question anew.Who gets believed, in our age of ever-present media, is who talks the loudest. Donald Trump, for example. Then there’s the Black Lives Matter movement, with its clamorous dedication to the idea that white racism is behind the killing of black men around the country, nothing else — not circumstance, not misjudgment, not fear — just out-and-out racism, end of discussion, period, shut up. Accordingly, Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman’s morally incontestable claim — “all lives matter” — isn’t getting much traction with those committed to the Black...
  • Obama Admin: There’s Not “Sufficient Reason” to Justify De-Funding Planned Parenthood

    09/01/2015 1:33:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt Sep 1, 2015
    The state of Louisiana is in court fighting for its right to de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business after it was caught selling aborted babies and their body parts. But the Obama administration thinks differently. The Planned Parenthood abortion business has filed a lawsuit against the state of Louisiana after Governor Bobby Jindal made the decision to yank its taxpayer funding. Today, in court papers filed the same day a 9th video showed the abortion company selling aborted babies, the Obama administration sided with Planned Parenthood in the lawsuit. AP has more on the Obama administration’s reaction today: The U.S....
  • James O’Keefe, a Political Sleuth, to Stalk Campaigns for Wrongdoing

    09/01/2015 1:10:37 PM PDT · by GilGil · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | 9/1/2015 | Alan Rappeport
    Mr. O’Keefe’s team — which he billed as an investigative SEAL Team Six — fired an opening salvo on Tuesday by calling a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington to reveal a purported violation of campaign finance laws by Hillary Rodham Clinton’s staff members. In a five-minute video compilation, Veritas showed senior members of Mrs. Clinton’s team appearing to accept a donation from a Canadian women at Mrs. Clinton’s campaign announcement rally in exchange for hats and pins bearing the candidate’s name. The staff members — Molly Barker and Erin Tibe — express awareness that they cannot...
  • Vandals Sought After Racist Attack on San Francisco Church

    09/01/2015 12:52:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    KTVU ^ | AUG 29 2015
    Police search for vandals behind racist attack on churchPolice in San Francisco are looking for the vandals who spray painted hate-filled and racist graffiti inside a Baptist church in the Bayview District. San Francisco police sent detectives to the church on Oakdale Avenue. What they found was vandalism that caused great damage and pain. Sponsored Links 15 Child Stars Who Grew Up to Be Gorgeous MSN Keeping a Modern Eye on Digital Eye Strain Future of Personal Health | Mediaplanet The damage is not on the outside of St. Paul's Tabernacle Church in the Bayview. It was inside. Photo Vandals...
  • The Bible and Immigration

    09/01/2015 12:32:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 1, 2015 | Susan Stamper Brown
    People are tempted to blur moral lines when it comes to feel-good things like immigration. Last year, President Obama wanted us to support his views so desperately he pulled the Christianity card out of his back pocket, attempting to tie a moral equivalent to his immigration policies and the Mary and Joseph story. Obama's version included a made-up scripture: "The good book says don't throw stones in glass houses" and a couple other choice misquotes. It would be swell to allow every Tom, Dick or Harry into the U.S., or any Mohamud, Osman, and Abil -- in the case of...
  • WATCH: Sheriff David Clarke Takes on Cop Killer Advocate on CNN

    09/01/2015 12:16:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 1, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    In case you missed it last night, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke made an appearance on CNN with cop killer advocate and CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill to discuss the recent execution of Harris County Sheriff Deputy Daron Goforth at a Houston area gas station.Sheriff Clarke is holding the #BlackLivesMatter responsible for fueling a war on cops with their rhetoric. Over the weekend, #BlackLivesMatter activists in Minnesota chanted, "Pigs in a blanket, fry em' like bacon.""This is part of a pattern now. You would have to stick your head in the sand to think that this thing here wasn't fueled...
  • Investigators: Georgia officer likely shot by other officers

    09/01/2015 12:06:40 PM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 80 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9/1/15 | Ray Henry
    ATLANTA (AP) — Police officers who arrived at the wrong Atlanta home after a report of suspicious activity shot the man who lives there, killed his dog and "likely" shot a fellow officer, leaving him seriously wounded, authorities said Tuesday. The bloody misunderstanding began Monday night when DeKalb County police received a report of a possible burglary at a one-story residence near an intersection in southeast Atlanta. Lacking an exact address, the officers were sent in the dark to a neighborhood where many of the single-story homes look similar. Three police officers found a home they thought matched a description...
  • Media Again Carries Pallywood’s Water

    09/01/2015 11:18:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 1, 2015 | Lawrence Meyers
    Another week, another Palestinian protest in the West Bank. Arabs, Leftists, and Anarchists try to tear down fences and throw rocks at IDF soldiers. The purpose isn’t just to riot, but to provoke IDF soldiers into action that makes them look bad. Welcome to “Pallywood” – the term given to Palestinians who deliberately spark these situations to spread anti-Israeli propaganda. They are very good at it, and it’s time the world knows how they operate. The video making the rounds, picked up by irresponsible and anti-Semitic media outlets around the world, appears to show a mean IDF soldier chasing down...
  • Wisconsin College Admin: Police Shouldn’t Prosecute Shoplifters [VIDEO]

    09/01/2015 10:59:25 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/01/2015 | Photo of Blake Neff
    An administrator at the University of Wisconsin-Madison suggested at a recent roundtable conversation that, in order to combat “overpolicing” in the community, police should no longer respond to shoplifting claims at large stores such as Wal-Mart, and shouldn’t agree to prosecute people caught stealing. “I just don’t think that they should be prosecuting cases … for people who steal from Wal-Mart. I just don’t think that, right?” said UW-Madison director of community relations Everett Mitchell. “I don’t think [with] Target or all them other places, them big box stores that have insurance, they should be using justification, the fact that...