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  • Bikers in Washington honour US war veterans

    05/29/2016 4:38:41 PM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | 29 May, 2016 | Jon Sopel
    Hundreds of thousands of bikers have descended on Washington DC to commemorate America's war dead and veterans, at an annual event known as Rolling Thunder.
  • Chief Justice John Roberts: 'I Try to Achieve as Much Consensus as I Can'

    05/29/2016 11:22:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    AP via CNS News ^ | May 28, 2016 | 4:30 PM EDT | John Raby
    U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts said Wednesday that building a consensus among the justices is important, although he admits he can’t do it on his own. Roberts’ comments at The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia come as the justices have struggled to reach decisions in several cases this term with the court split evenly between conservative and liberal members. The court has had eight members since the February death of Justice Antonin Scalia. “I try to achieve as much consensus as I can,” Roberts said. “We kind of have to have a commitment as a group. I think...
  • Book: Valerie Jarrett got Biden 'psychiatric help' for 2016

    10/10/2015 2:36:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/09/15 | Eddie Scarry
    **SNIP** Jarrett has denied that she leaked any damaging information about the Clintons. "I'm trying to light a fire under Joe," Jarrett is quoted as saying in the book, which claims Obama sees Biden as the best person to carry on his legacy.
  • WaPo: “U.S. Forces Now on the Ground” in Yemen

    05/29/2016 12:21:27 AM PDT · by hamilton_1800 · 17 replies
    In significant news that has thus far either gone under or outright unreported by the media, U.S. military advisors have “boots on the ground” in Yemen, according to a recent report in the Washington Post by Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Missy Ryan: “The Pentagon has placed a small number of U.S. advisors on the ground in Yemen to support Arab forces battling al-Qaeda, military officials said on Friday, signaling a new American role in that country’s multi-sided civil war. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said U.S. personnel had been in the country for about two weeks, supporting Yemeni and...
  • LIVE Stream: Donald Trump Speaks at Rolling Thunder 2:30 EDT

    05/29/2016 6:48:08 AM PDT · by siamesecats · 313 replies
    Live Stream: Donald Trump at Rolling Thunder
  • WashPost's Thiessen: Biden Blocked Federal Court Nominations en Masse in 1988 and 1992

    02/27/2016 12:01:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 27, 2016 | Tom Blumer
    Conservative and center-right columnists often have to do far more digging than their liberal counterparts, simply because overwhelmingly left-leaning beat journalists, aka "Democrats with bylines," provide such unbalanced reporting on current events on a daily basis. Fortunately, the Washington Post's Marc Thiessen did the entirely necessary work of rummaging through available information about federal court nominations in 1988 and 1992. Any beat reporter could have done the same thing, but either didn't, or decided not to report what was found. What Thiessen unearthed makes an argument-ending mockery of Vice President Joe Biden's claim, made in a Monday evening tweet, that when he...
  • Joe Biden would be an excellent 'slip-in' candidate if Hillary Clinton falters

    05/28/2016 7:42:51 PM PDT · by drewh · 91 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Eric Zorn
    Voters don't hate Joe Biden, 73, the genial vice president who openly agonized last year before deciding not to put himself and his family through the rigors of a presidential bid in the wake of the 2015 death of his son after a battle with brain cancer. Not most voters, anyway. In a nationwide poll conducted in March for Bloomberg Politics, only 35 percent of respondents had a negative view of Biden compared with 68 percent who had a negative view of Trump, 53 percent who viewed Clinton unfavorably and 41 percent with a negative impression of Vermont Sen. Bernie...
  • Judge orders release of internal Trump University documents

    05/28/2016 3:15:11 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Tom Hamburger
    A federal judge has ordered the release of internal Trump University documents in an ongoing lawsuit against the company, including "playbooks" that advised sales personnel how to market high-priced courses on getting rich through real estate. The Friday ruling, in which Judge Gonzalo Curiel cited heightened public interest in presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, was issued in response to a request by The Washington Post. The ruling was a setback for Trump, whose attorneys argued that the documents contained trade secrets. [Snip] Trump, who previously questioned whether Curiel's Hispanic heritage made him biased due to Trump's support for building...
  • Donald Trump Will Attend Rolling Thunder Memorial Weekend Event, Sunday In DC…

    05/28/2016 5:59:35 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 80 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | May 28 2016 | Sundance
    Donald Trump is planning a Memorial Day weekend visit with one of his favorite constituencies: bikers. As motorcyclists stream into the nation’s capital for Rolling Thunder, their largest annual gathering, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee is planning an appearance on Sunday, campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks said. “I am doing it in honor of the great bikers who have been totally supportive of my campaign and now I want to be supportive of them,” Trump said in a statement to Bloomberg Politics. “I look forward to it!” The bike rally, called the “First Amendment Demonstration Run,” begins at noon Eastern time...
  • Rubio called Trump a dangerous ‘con man.’ Now he says Trump should be president.

    05/27/2016 2:32:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/27/2016 | Ed O’Keefe
    Rubio is on board, saying that he plans to attend the Republican convention in Cleveland and that he would be “honored” to help Trump however he can. “I want to be helpful. I don’t want to be harmful, because I don’t want Hillary Clinton to be president,” Rubio said in a CNN interview that will be aired Sunday. Long a star of the mainstream conservative movement, Rubio is one of the starkest symbols of the GOP’s rapid capitulation to Trump. Nearly every prominent Republican — from lawmakers to governors to former White House officials — has acquiesced as polling shows...
  • Citizenship applications soar in Trump’s wake

    05/27/2016 3:46:28 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 27, 2016 | Ed O'Keefe
    Applications for U.S. citizenship soared in the first three months of the year compared with 2015, appearing to confirm the predictions of several Democratic-leaning groups that the numbers would climb in response to the presidential campaign of Republican Donald Trump.
  • D.C. ignoring court order to issue concealed-carry permits, columnist says

    05/26/2016 7:27:15 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 16 replies
    NOLA ^ | 05/26/2016 | Todd Masson
    Despite a recent court order, Washington, D.C., is still refusing to issue concealed-carry permits to its residents, according to Devin Watkins, who attempted to obtain a permit last week. Watkins, a columnist at the federalist.com, wrote that when he went to apply for the permit, police officers at the station told him they had been ordered by D.C.'s attorney general to ignore the court order and continue to deny applications.
  • Obama’s Fancy New Mansion Is Located 1,000 Feet From The Islamic Center Of Washington DC

    05/26/2016 6:38:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 81 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/26/2016 | Eric Owens
    The mammoth, multi-million-dollar mansion where resident Barack Obama and his family will reportedly live after the first family exits the White House is located 1,096 feet from the Islamic Center of Washington — one of the largest mosques in the Western Hemisphere. ... The exterior of the Islamic Center features horseshoe arches, Arabic script and tall, ornate minaret. The building is surrounded by an array of flags representing the countries of the world where Islam is the state-sanctioned religion. ... In addition to the Islamic Center of Washington, the embassy of Oman and the former embassy of Iran are very...
  • The $5 Million D.C. Mansion Where The Obamas Will Live After Leaving The White House

    05/25/2016 2:10:00 PM PDT · by ml/nj · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 25, 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    According to Politico’s Mike Allen, Obama will lease the mansion from former Bill Clinton press secretary Joe Lockhart and Giovanna Gray. The home was sold in 2014 for $5,295,000 and has 9 beds and 8.5 bathrooms, according to the McFadden group. It has 8,200 square feet and was built in 1928.
  • Obamas lease $4.3 million home in tony DC neighborhood - with nine bedrooms, an exercise room, [tr]

    05/25/2016 10:10:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 75 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 25, 2016 | Geoff Earle and Alexandra Genova
    President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have leased a spectacular 8,200 square-foot home in one of DC's most elegant neighborhoods as their first post-White House dwelling. The $4.3 million home features plenty of room for the Obamas to stretch out – with separate dressing rooms and his and her bathrooms, entertaining space, and a tranquil garden. The home was built in 1928 and features nine bedrooms and eight and a half baths, according to Politico, which first reported the address. The Obama's area leasing the house from Joe Lockhart, who served as press secretary to Bill Clinton.
  • FBI: Illegal Alien Gang Members Murdered Victims 30 Minutes From U.S. Immigration Headquarters ( Md)

    05/24/2016 7:16:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | 5/24/2016 | Brittany M. Hughes
    Just beyond the shadows of the White House and U.S. Capitol, three illegal alien members of the notorious Salvadorian street gang MS-13 were convicted last Friday of a slew of violent crimes including openly shooting one guy and viciously stabbing and hacking up another, as well as engaging in racketeering, weapons crimes, and other various no good, very bad things. Jorge Enrique Moreno-Aguilar (aka Flaco and Castigato), Juan Alberto Ortiz-Orellana (aka Chele and Furia) and Minor Perez-Chach (aka Minor Chach-Perez, Little Bad and Bryant Sacarias), all from Maryland, were convicted last week in the U.S. District Court in Maryland. From...
  • It's all about California: Clinton hopes to avoid ending primary season with an epic loss

    05/24/2016 12:50:44 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 24, 2016 | By Abby Phillip and Anne Gearan
    There is a real chance that Hillary Clinton will have clinched a majority of delegates, and the Democratic nomination, before polls close in the California primary late in the evening of June 7. But losing one of the country's most diverse and Democratic states to Bernie Sanders would be such a damaging way to end this tumultuous primary season that Clinton is planning to spend millions there over the next two weeks. This isn't exactly what Clinton had hoped to be doing as her party's July convention in Philadelphia approaches. Clinton has deployed a massive effort to keep a once-loyal...
  • Guard Charged With Assault After Confronting Transgender Woman Using Women's Restroom, Police Say

    05/19/2016 11:53:59 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 58 replies
    A transgender woman says she was kicked out of a Giant bathroom by a security guard. News4's Jackie Bensen spoke with the woman who said her privacy was invaded. D.C. police have charged a security guard at a Giant grocery store with simple assault after a transgender woman said the guard forced her out of the women's restroom. Ebony Belcher, 32, said she went to the Giant in northeast D.C. with a friend to pick up a delivery from the Western Union. While at the Giant, she asked a store employee to point her to the restroom and passed a...
  • Security Guard Arrested For Removing Man From Women's Bathroom

    05/24/2016 10:28:11 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 74 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 19, 2016 | Peter Hasson
    Update: Metro PD confirmed to The Daily Caller that they are treating the incident as a “suspected hate crime.” A female security guard working at a Washington, D.C. grocery store was arrested Monday afternoon for physically escorting a man out of the women’s restroom after he refused to leave because he identifies as a woman. The shopper — a young, African-American male who identified himself as Ebony Belcher to local news outlets — reportedly passed the security guard on his way into the women’s restroom at a Giant grocery store in Northeast D.C. After seeing Belcher walk into the women’s...
  • Refugees Will Build Drones As Part Of Federally Funded Jobs Program

    05/23/2016 9:06:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 82 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | 05/23/2016 | RACHEL STOLTZFOOS
    The Department of Labor has awarded Utica, New York, $2 million to teach young refugees how to build drones as part of a summer jobs program. About 400 teenage refugee students living in the city will get part-time summer jobs through the program, as well as tutoring in English and Math. Those who demonstrate academic competence will then take part in a year-long drone building challenge during the school year, as the work and tutoring continues. The 14- and 15-year-old refugee students will learn how to design a drone and then construct their own model using the lab of the...
  • Feds to build separate detention unit for transgender illegal immigrants

    05/23/2016 7:27:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 23, 2016 | Andrea Noble
    Federal immigration authorities plan to build a separate unit for transgender detainees in a new facility under construction in Alvarado, Texas .... One other facility in Santa Ana, California also has a separate unit for transgender women and gay men. The Human Rights Watch report notes that transgender women have previously faced violence and been subject to attacks when they were housed alongside men.
  • Defense Makes New Allegations Against Former Congressman Gary Condit in Chandra Levy Case

    05/23/2016 3:21:10 PM PDT · by bgill · 23 replies
    Good Morning America ^ | May 23, 2016 | Kelly McCarthy
    Condit's alleged secret sex life is now in the spotlight after defense attorneys for Ingmar Guandique, the man sentenced to 60 years in prison for killing 24-year-old Levy, filed a new motion last week. Guandique, an undocumented immigrant from El Salvador, was convicted by a jury in 2010 based on a jailhouse confession to other inmates. However, his conviction was later set aside. Last year, prosecutors dropped their opposition to Guandique's attorneys' request for a new trial. Guandique is facing a new trial this fall. The new motion filed by Guandique's lawyers claims that "aggressive sex involving bondage" may have...
  • Sports Drive-Bys Upset by Poll Showing 90% of Native Americans Aren't

    05/23/2016 12:02:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, on this Redskins business. They surveyed 504 Native American, Indians. Ninety percent of 'em said: We don't care. Washington Redskins doesn't affect us, doesn't mean diddly-squat. We don't care. So the Drive-Bys are not happy. The Sports Drive-Bys are not happy, and the sports Drive-Bys (I won't mention any names) are out there lecturing Native Americans on how they should care, and they're lecturing everybody else on how they should care. And you know what one of the latest approaches is? This is so telling. It is so... I can't remember when it was, but it's...
  • Op-Ed: How Bruce Jenner changed the life of every American

    05/22/2016 4:36:31 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 47 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/5/16 | Jack Englehard
    ..... They need a cause. Without a cause, Progressives lose the means to hammer us with guilt and they lose their think tank foundations and all that money. So as I have it figured, one fine day, a slow day, something suitable to ruin the country…a new cause. The old causes were not doing so well. ..... Then, to top it off, Obama’s most trusted advisor, Ben Rhodes, confirmed what we always suspected, that the Iran Nuke Deal was a farce from the word go. Yes we were tricked. So they had to find something else to bamboozle us, something...
  • Primed To Fight The Government - WaPo hit piece

    05/21/2016 6:23:07 PM PDT · by Little Pig · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/21/2016 | Kevin Sullivan
    REDMOND, Ore. — B.J. Soper took aim with his AR-15 semiautomatic rifle and fired a dozen shots at a human silhouette target. Soper’s wife and their 16-year-old daughter practiced drawing pistols. Then Soper helped his 4-year-old daughter, in pink sneakers and a ponytail, work on her marksmanship with a .22-caliber rifle. Deep in the heart of a vast U.S. military training ground, surrounded by spent shotgun shells and juniper trees blasted to shreds, the Central Oregon Constitutional Guard was conducting its weekly firearms training. “The intent is to be able to work together and defend ourselves if we need to,”...
  • J-Street was paid by Obama administration to promote Iran deal

    05/21/2016 2:51:43 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/5/16 | Ari Soffer
    J-Street received more than half a million dollars to advocate for the Obama administration's controversial nuclear deal with Iran, it has been revealed. The liberal Jewish group, which bills itself as "pro-Israel and pro-peace" but which critics say takes solely anti-Israel stances, was paid the money by the White House's main surrogate organization for selling the deal. The Ploughshares Fund was named in an explosive New York Times profile of Obama aid Ben Rhodes, in which the President's chief spin doctor listed the central groups responsible for creating an "echo chamber" in order to promote the deal, even when the...
  • Tenn. Senator Labeled A Top Trump VP Pick Meets With Trump Monday

    05/21/2016 1:21:59 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 74 replies
    Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., was labeled by Charles Krauthammer on Friday as the pundit’s leading pick to be the running mate of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. The Washington Post, citing unnamed sources, said Corker will be meeting Monday with Trump at Trump Tower in New York City Krauthammer used a hypothetical pot of $100 in casino chips to make his point, putting $25 on Corker, $20 on former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., $20 on Ohio Gov. John Kasich, $10 on former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and $5 on Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint. The rest went to “the field,”...
  • Feds Divert MILLIONS To ‘Slush Fund’ That Fuels These Liberal Activist Groups ( La Raza and .. )

    05/21/2016 8:14:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | 05/20/2016 | Richard Pollock
    Department of Justice officials diverted millions of dollars slated for victims of the 2008 housing meltdown to politically favored third parties, including “left-wing radical groups,” according to the chairman of a House of Representatives oversight subcommittee. Rep. Sean Duffy : a Wisconsin Republican and chairman of the House Financial Services ... a $500 million “slush fund” that could be steered toward favored groups. ... If you’re diverting money away from victims and sending it to third-party activist groups, you have victims who are being harmed not just once, but a second time. ... Many of us in Congress were alarmed...
  • Missouri plans to seek death penalty for illegal alien accused of gunning down five people

    05/21/2016 6:26:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    DAILY MAIL ^ | 20 May 2016 | REGINA F. GRAHAM
    Missouri plans to seek death penalty for illegal alien accused of gunning down five people in two day spree. [ Full title ]. Pablo Antonio Serrano-Vitorino, 40, is charged with killing five men. ... Immigration authorities missed two chances to deport Serrano-Vitorino . ... Missouri prosecutors on Friday filed their formal plan to pursue the death penalty against a Mexican national in the shooting death of a man a day after he allegedly killed four people in Kansas. Prosecutors in Montgomery County submitted court papers saying they will seek capital punishment for Pablo Serrano-Vitorino if he's convicted of first-degree murder...
  • Oklahoma Legislature files measure asking Congress to impeach Obama

    05/21/2016 6:12:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    KOCO, ABC 5, Oklahoma City ^ | 4:58 PM CDT May 20, 2016
    The Oklahoma Legislature has filed a measure asking Congress to impeach President Barack Obama. Because an individual state does not have the power to impeach a president, Oklahoma lawmakers are asking for members of the U.S. House of Representatives to file articles of impeachment against Obama, the U.S. attorney general, the U.S. secretary of education and other administration officials involved in the decision to let transgender students use bathroom corresponding to the gender with which they identify, not necessarily the gender listed on their birth certificates. The measure says “while the Oklahoma Legislature is fully supportive of providing a safe...
  • BREAKING NEWS: White House on lockdown after person shot outside

    05/20/2016 12:47:12 PM PDT · by Bratch · 77 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | May 20, 2016 | Ollie Gillman
    The White House has been put on lockdown after a person was shot outside. Visitors wrote on Twitter that they saw 'lots of people with guns' after shots were heard. The shooting took place on 17th and E Streets NW at around 2pm, the United States Park Police said. It is not clear who has been shot or whether they have been killed.
  • Source: Alleged shooter near White House down, in custody

    05/20/2016 12:45:45 PM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/20/2016 | Kevin Liptak
    Washington (CNN)A suspect who allegedly opened fire on the White House complex Friday afternoon is down and in custody, according to a law enforcement source. The U.S. Park Police said Friday a shooting had occurred in close vicinity to the White House. "Shooting on W. Executive Dr. PIO en route to 17th and Pennsylvania," the law enforcement agency tweeted. Shooting on W. Executive Dr. PIO en route to 17th and Pennsylvania — USPPNEWS (@usparkpolicepio) May 20, 2016 President Barack Obama was not at the White House. Earlier in the afternoon, Secret Service officers cleared the White House North Lawn, Pennsylvania...
  • Defense to Focus on Gary Condit in Chandra Levy Retrial

    05/20/2016 12:40:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 20, 2016
    Defense attorneys for a man convicted of killing former Washington intern Chandra Levy are making clear that at his second trial, they plan to offer jurors evidence pointing to former California Congressman Gary Condit. Levy’s 2001 disappearance created a national sensation after the 24-year-old was romantically linked with Condit, a Democrat
  • ESPN Panel Incensed That Native Americans Too Dumb to Be Offended by Redskins

    05/20/2016 7:02:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 5/19/2016 | Bruce Bookter
    The Washington Post released a poll on Thursday, which showed that 90% of Native Americans do not take offense to the word, Redskins. The sports media responded to this poll by apologizing for decades of fear-mongering, race-baiting, and trying to make a national crisis out of something that is not even a crisis in the Indian community. Just kidding. They freaked out. On ESPN’s Around the Horn, host Tony Reali asked his panel whether or not the fact that the supposedly offended Native Americans, being not so offended, changed their views on the issue? Spoiler alert: it didn’t:
  • Meet Greg Craig, Obama's White House Counsel ( 2008 )

    05/19/2016 5:57:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Nov 17, 2008 | John McCormack
    Mike Allen reported over the weekend that "Gregory B. Craig, a well-known Washington lawyer who quarterbacked President Bill Clinton's impeachment defense, has been chosen White House counsel by resident-elect Barack Obama". Believe it or not, the time Craig spent shilling for Clinton may have been his most honorable days of work ... In the early 1980s, [Craig] was an attorney for John Hinckley, the man who shot President Reagan and three others. Craig helped put together an insanity defense that led to Hinckley's acquittal. Nine years later, he advised Ted Kennedy in the Palm Beach rape case involving the senator...
  • Washington Post poll shows Native Americans unbothered by Redskins name

    05/19/2016 9:15:17 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 57 replies
    espn.go.com ^ | 5/19/2016 | John Keim
    A new Washington Post poll found that 90 percent of Native Americans aren't offended by the Washington Redskins' nickname and an overwhelming majority consider it an unimportant issue.
  • Camille Paglia: PC Feminists Misfire Again As Fearful Elite Media Can't Touch Donald Trump

    05/19/2016 10:18:11 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 19,2016 | Camille Paglia
    From Camille Paglia writing at Salon: Zap! If momentum were a surge of electromagnetic energy, Donald Trump against all odds has it now. The appalled GOP voters he is losing seem overwhelmed in number by independents and crossover Democrats increasingly attracted by his bumptious, raucous, smash-the-cucumber-frames style.
  • Cory Booker: Some Violent Crimes Should Not Be Defined as Violent Crimes

    05/18/2016 8:57:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 17 May 2016 | Katie McHugh
    New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker, who supports a pending sentencing reform bill that would reduce sentences for violent criminals, wants America to have a “candid conversation” about what violent crimes should be treated as violent crimes. ... Booker is a supporter of the bipartisan Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015 (SRCA), which is being pushed by House Speaker Paul Ryan, resident Barack Obama ... Not likely to be included in this conversation: Victims of crime, such as Army veteran Stanley Carter. He died after Malcolm B. Benson robbed and shot him at a Detroit bus stop in September...
  • TSA watchdog spills secret behind long airport lines

    05/18/2016 2:38:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    WND ^ | 5/18/2016 | Greg Corombos
    Truth involves Obama, 'nude pictures of passengers' and fed-up workers. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson warns air travelers to prepare for much longer than usual airport security lines, but a Transportation Security Administration watchdog says this mess is simply a matter of the government failing to manage its resources responsibly. On Monday, Johnson stood at Ronald Reagan National Airport just outside Washington and told passengers to expect longer than expected wait times as the Transportation Security Administration, or TSA, expedites hundreds of new personnel into service to speed up the security process. In Chicago, passengers were told to arrive three...
  • Trump Mocks Clinton Over 'Energizer Bunny' Mistress (shot across the bow of the USS Hillary!)

    05/17/2016 3:50:42 PM PDT · by drewh · 107 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 12:21 EST, 17 May 2016 | By David Martosko, Us Political Editor For Dailymail.com
    Donald Trump took a new swipe at Bill and Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, tweeting a double-barreled insult about the former president's economic record and his penchant for messing around. Hillary said Sunday that she plans to put her husband in charge of revitalizing the American economy if she wins the White House. Trump said the former secretary of state should be able to do the job herself – and hinted that the famously randy Bill could bring a host of troubles with him if he returns to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. 'Crooked Hillary said her husband is going to be in...
  • Bob Woodward Envisions ´Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton´ On Mount Rushmore (mega hurl alert!)

    05/17/2016 3:33:55 PM PDT · by drewh · 39 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/17/2016 5:47:44 PM | Paul Bedard's Washington Secrets
    Famed Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward is very popular on the speaking circuit, not just for his Watergate scalps but also for his stories of interviewing presidents and wannabe presidents. One story in his arsenal is about Hillary Rodham Clinton's reaction to former President George W. Bush telling Woodward that he doesn't think about his legacy. "History, we won't know. We'll all be dead," Bush said. Woodward told a National Association of Realtors meeting that Clinton was irked by those words, suggesting she would be more in control of her biography. "George Washington would never think and talk like that....
  • U.S. judge strikes down D.C. concealed-carry gun law as likely unconstitutional

    05/17/2016 1:40:11 PM PDT · by NRx · 14 replies
    WaPo ^ | 05-17-2016 | Spencer S. Hsu and Ann E. Marimow
    A federal judge has ruled that a key provision of the District’s new gun law is likely unconstitutional, ordering D.C. police to stop requiring individuals to show “good reason” to obtain a permit to carry a firearm on the streets of the nation’s capital. In imposing a preliminary injunction pending further litigation, U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon reignited a running battle over the Second Amendment in the District and its courts where three different judges have now weighed in with varying conclusions. “The enshrinement of constitutional rights necessarily takes certain policy choices off the table,” Leon wrote in a...
  • BREAKING: Federal Judge Strikes Down DC Concealed Carry Law, 'Good Reason' Provision Likely Uncon...

    05/17/2016 10:11:13 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 92 replies
    Matt Vespa ^ | May 17, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    The fight over Second Amendment rights in the nation’s capital has entered a new phase. A federal judge has ruled that the city’s concealed carry law is likely unconstitutional, citing the “good reason provision” in the injunction order on Tuesday (via WaPo ): For the second time in as many years, a federal judge in Washington ordered the city to halt enforcement of its new, concealed-carry law, requiring applicants to state “good reason” to carry a weapon in order to obtain a permit from police. The preliminary injunction was contained in a 46-page ruling Tuesday by U.S. District Judge...
  • Even supporters agree: Clinton has weaknesses as a candidate. (People hate her) What can she do?

    05/16/2016 2:14:27 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 15, 2016 | Anne Gearan and Dan Balz
    Hillary Clinton's declining personal image, ongoing battle to break free of the challenge from Sen. Bernie Sanders and struggle to adapt to an anti-establishment mood among voters this year have become caution signs for her campaign and the focus of new efforts to fortify her position as she prepares for a bruising general election. More than a dozen Clinton ­allies identified weaknesses in her candidacy that may erode her prospects of defeating Donald Trump, including poor showings with young women, untrustworthiness, unlikability and a lackluster style on the stump. Supporters also worry that she is a conventional candidate in an...
  • Building trade unions denounce labor partnership with billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer

    05/16/2016 1:05:22 PM PDT · by OddLane · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 16, 2016 | Matea Gold
    A new super PAC partnership between billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer, the AFL-CIO and major public sector employee unions has triggered an angry backlash among the building trade unions -- dividing organized labor just as it ramps up its 2016 political programs. In letters delivered Monday to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, the presidents of eight building trade organizations called on the AFL-CIO to cut ties with Steyer, whose opposition to an extension of the Keystone XL Pipeline infuriated unions that had championed the jobs that the oil pipeline would have created.
  • Washington and Hamilton – The Alliance That Formed America

    05/15/2016 2:47:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 15, 2016 | Christoper N, Malagisi
    In a gripping new look at the important relationship between American founders George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, Stephen F. Knott and Tony Williams – authors of the new book Washington and Hamilton: The Alliance That Formed America, tell the story below of the American founding, which would not have been possible without this grand alliance.  While many historians focus on the friendship and alliance of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, Washington and Hamilton reminds us why America would truly not be the prosperous country it is today without this special alliance.Congratulations Stephen & Tony on the paperback release of your new book: Washington and...
  • In surprising turnabout, Oklahoma eyes Medicaid expansion

    05/16/2016 6:54:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 16, 2016 8:44 AM EDT | Sean Murphy
    Despite bitter resistance in Oklahoma for years to President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, Republican leaders in this conservative state are now confronting something that alarms them even more: a huge $1.3 billion hole in the budget that threatens to do widespread damage to the state’s health care system. So, in what would be the grandest about-face among rightward leaning states, Oklahoma is now moving toward a plan to expand its Medicaid program to bring in billions of federal dollars from Obama’s new health care system. What’s more, GOP leaders are considering a tax hike to cover the state’s share...
  • Bill Kristol: Republican Spoiler,Renegade Jew

    05/16/2016 3:07:01 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 41 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | May 16,2016 | David Horowitz
    Reprinted from Breitbart. While millions of Republican primary voters have chosen Donald Trump as the party’s nominee, Bill Kristol and a small but well-heeled group of Washington insiders are preparing a third party effort to block Trump’s path to the White House. Their plan is to run a candidate who could win three states and enough votes in the electoral college to deny both parties the needed majority.
  • US Rep. Chaka Fattah's corruption trial set to begin

    05/15/2016 9:57:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 16, 2016 12:50 AM EDT
    Opening statements are expected Monday in the federal corruption trial of a veteran Pennsylvania congressman. U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah is accused of accepting bribes and misusing campaign funds and federal grants to enrich his family and friends. An indictment alleges the 59-year-old Fattah took an illegal $1 million campaign loan for his failed 2007 mayoral campaign and misused federal funds to pay it back. …
  • CBS2 Exclusive: Driver Speaks After Recording Horrific Truck Accident On Tappan Zee

    05/15/2016 7:35:19 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 38 replies
    CBS2 NY ^ | 5/15/16
    A driver spoke out Sunday evening, two days after recording a truck hauling scrap metal as it tipped over and lost some of its wheels on the Tappan Zee Bridge. The crash happened around 9 a.m. Friday on the northbound side of the bridge. Images from the scene showed the overturned truck with pieces of scrap metal and debris all over the roadway, and the video showed truck sending debris and two wheels flying across the road. The trailer and flying debris narrowly missed the car behind it. As CBS2’s Hazel Sanchez reported exclusively, Qing Chang of Ardsley was driving...