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  • RNC Distributes "Stop Hillary" Beer Koozies At Nationals Park

    04/17/2015 9:40:58 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 17, 2015 | Caroline May
    The latest effort in the Republican National Committee’s “Stop Hillary” effort wrapped up drinks at Nationals Park in D.C.
  • Agency votes for spikes on the White House fence. A moat was already ruled out.

    04/17/2015 6:32:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4-16-15 | Colby Itkowitz
    A moat around the White House was actually under consideration but was quickly ruled out. You may recall in November 2014, a few months after a man jumped the White House fence, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) suggested to then-acting Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy that one solution to secure the grounds was a barricade of water. But when a federal agency voted unanimously Wednesday morning on a temporary fence plan, a moat wasn’t an option. The agency approved adding steel spikes to the existing fence to fend off jumpers.
  • Look at how many pages are in the federal tax code

    04/16/2015 8:00:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 4/15/2015 | Jason Russell
    As they rush to file their taxes by April 15, Americans are rightfully frustrated with the complexity of the 74,608-page-long federal tax code. The federal tax code is 187 times longer than it was a century ago, according to Wolters Kluwer, CCH, which has analyzed the federal tax code since 1913. Amazingly, in the first 26 years of the federal income tax, the tax code only grew from 400 to 504 pages. Even through President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal, the tax code was well under 1,000 pages. Changes during World War II made the length of the tax code balloon...
  • Small helicopter lands on Capitol lawn prompting lockdowns for Capitol, White House

    04/15/2015 11:12:46 AM PDT · by RS_Rider · 79 replies
    NewsChannel 8 ^ | 04-15-2015
    WASHINGTON (WJLA) -- A small helicopter has landed on the Capitol's West Front in D.C. and the pilot was taken into custody. The Capitol building and the White House are currently under lockdown. More details to come...
  • DNC Chair to CNN's Wolf Blitzer: Aborting 7-Pound Babies Is ‘Personal Liberty’

    04/15/2015 12:28:17 PM PDT · by drewh · 46 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 15, 2015 | 2:33 PM EDT | By Katie Yoder
    Sen. Rand Paul’s abortion question is beginning to haunt Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz – thanks to some in the media. During a CNN interview on April 14, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) refused to cite any acceptable restrictions on abortion – and deemed the decision to abort a 7-pound baby a “personal liberty.” The abortion question continued to follow her during a Fox interview where she couldn’t pick a “specific date and time” for when life begins. The issue arose when a New Hampshire journalist asked Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) about his stance on abortion April 8. The 2016...
  • Boehner boots rebels

    04/14/2015 3:41:23 PM PDT · by Jane Long · 51 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | APRIL 14, 2015 | SUSAN FERRECHIO
    Three months after they voted against John Boehner's third term as speaker, two Republicans have been removed from a key committee in retaliation for their dissent. The House Rules Committee announced on Tuesday that they have filled two positions temporarily vacated by Reps. Richard Nugent and Daniel Webster, who were taken off the panel after they joined 24 conservative Republicans in voting against Boehner in January. Reps. Bradley Byrne, R-Ala., and Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., will fill the positions, meaning that Webster and Nugent have been permanently ousted. The two lawmakers served on the Rules Committee in the 113th Congress, but...
  • Obama’s Approval Rating Falling Among American Jews

    04/14/2015 10:17:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    INN ^ | 4/13/2015, 4:23 PM | Tova Dvorin
    While American Jews have supported US President Barack Obama significantly more than the general population in survey polls, that gap is narrowing, Gallup reported Friday—and disparagement is highest among the most religious. Survey polls conducted over the past 6 years of Obama’s presidency usually indicate a gap of at least 12-13 percentage points between American Jews’ approval and the general population, but that has since dwindled to barely 8 percentage points. 54% of American Jews and 46% of the general population approved of Obama's work during the first quarter of 2015, according to the most recent survey. The results are...
  • Toddler Gets Through White House Barricade and Onto Grounds

    04/13/2015 9:39:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Dana Hedgpeth April 13 at 11:52 AM Security at the White House was again breached Sunday after a 4-year-old toddler got through a security barrier on the property. The incident happened Sunday afternoon when security agents rushed to the north lawn with their weapons drawn and checked out the area. They discovered that the toddler had managed to climb under a temporary barrier along Pennsylvania Avenue outside the White House gate. The barrier looks similar to a bike rack, officials said, but is meant to keep pedestrians away. It was not immediately clear how the child got through the secured...
  • Man who killed himself at US Capitol identified

    04/13/2015 1:35:03 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 21 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 13 April 2015 | Associated Press
    ... U.S. Capitol Police say Thornton had a backpack and a suitcase, which triggered a lockdown so the bags could be searched. Police say Thornton also was carrying some type of protest sign.
  • Biden kicked to the side, left to pitch donors for Obama

    04/13/2015 1:13:53 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 13, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    His boss has endorsed his rival, and now Vice President Joe Biden, sidelined by Hillary Clinton's presidential bid, is being tasked to raise money for President Obama.
  • You're Invited! D.C. Chapter's White House Correspondents Dinner Freep April 25, 2015

    04/13/2015 9:45:16 AM PDT · by kristinn · 9 replies
    Monday, April 13, 2015 | Kristinn
    The D.C. Chapter of FreeRepublic.com invites all FReepers and lurkers in good standing to join us for our annual protest of media bias to be held outside the White House Correspondents Association dinner in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, April 25. The D.C. Chapter has freeped this dinner every year following the first freep organized by Free Republic in 1999. This protest is always the most fun one of the year as it puts us in direct contact with reporters, columnists, editors, politicians, activists, government officials, Hollywood-types and curious tourists. Our protest location has been moved this year for the first...
  • Israeli NGO Wins Historic $330m. judgment against North Korea... (Shurat HaDin Wins Suit)

    04/12/2015 11:57:36 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/13/2015 | Yonah Jeremy Bob
    The case was over the abduction of Dong-Shik, a South Korean who was a permanent resident of the US and had spent seven years providing aid and proselytizing to North Korean defectors. An Israeli NGO announced on Monday that a US federal court in Washington, DC has granted it a historic $330 million default award judgment against North Korea in a civil damages trial for wrongful death, torture and kidnapping. The judgment, only announced Monday, but written on April 9, included $15 million dollars each to the son and brother of Reverend Dong Shik Kim, presumed dead, as well as...
  • Man who shot himself dead on steps of Capitol was carrying 'Tax the 1%' sign

    04/12/2015 4:44:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/12/15
    A precautionary lockdown of the U.S. Capitol was lifted after about two hours Saturday following a suicide by a man carrying a sign demanding taxes for the '1%'. The man died after shooting himself on the west front of the Capitol building just after 1 p.m., Capitol Police spokeswoman Kimberly Schneider said. No one else was hurt. Capitol Police Chief Kim Dine said the man had a backpack and a rolling suitcase, triggering an hours-long lockdown, and a sign that said something about 'social justice.'
  • US CAPITOL ON PRECAUTIONARY LOCKDOWN AFTER SUSPECTED SUICIDE

    04/11/2015 12:16:46 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 62 replies
    AP ^ | Apr 11, 3:01 PM EDT | AP
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) -- Police say the U.S. Capitol is on lockdown as a precaution after shots were fired in what appears to be an attempted suicide.</p> <p>Capitol Police spokeswoman Kimberly Schneider says the suspected shooter was "neutralized" after a self-inflicted gunshot wound. It's unclear whether the man is dead. No one else is believed to be hurt.</p>
  • WaPo’s Gearan: Reintroduction of Hillary to America ‘Ridiculous on its Face’

    04/10/2015 10:36:05 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 2015-04-10 | Pam Key
    Friday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” national politics correspondent for The Washington Post Anne Gearan said the Hillary Clinton campaign’s plan to reintroduce her through smaller personal events and gatherings in living rooms across America is “sort of ridiculous on its face.”
  • Politico Hypes 'Gender-Neutral' Bathrooms at the White House

    04/09/2015 11:32:14 AM PDT · by drewh · 17 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 9, 2015 | 12:21 PM EDT
    Sarah Wheaton touted the new "gender-neutral" bathroom at the White House as "the latest in a series of symbolic steps the Obama administration has taken to work the priorities of the LGBT community into its broader themes of inclusiveness and tolerance" in a Thursday item on Politico.com. Wheaton played up how "the newly designated restroom is an example of how the administration has been advancing the discussion by raising the profile of transgender issues, an area of debate that is especially hotly contested right now." The correspondent's article, "Latest White House feature: Gender-neutral restroom," read more like an Obama administration...
  • Michelle Obama: 'Our Government Outlawed Indian Religions'

    04/09/2015 11:19:06 AM PDT · by drewh · 81 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 9, 2015 - 10:41 AM | By CNSNews.com Staff
    On Wednesday, First Lady Michelle Obama addressed a gathering at the White House that focused on the topic of creating opportunity for Native American youth. The White House posted her prepared remarks online. The full speech, as posted by the White House, can be read by clicking here. Here is an excerpt from the First Lady's remarks: You see, we need to be very clear about where the challenges in this community first started. Folks in Indian Country didn’t just wake up one day with addiction problems. Poverty and violence didn’t just randomly happen to this community. These issues are...
  • Desperate White House ‘Trolls’ Netanyahu on Twitter

    04/09/2015 9:20:05 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 4/9/2015, 1:07 PM | Ari Soffer
    With its much trumpeted “framework deal” with Iran coming under increasing criticism, the White House is on the defensive. Almost immediately after it was signed late last week, the deal has come under attack for missing key details such as how and when sanctions on Iran would be lifted, while Washington and Tehran have reportedly been “irritating” each other over their competing interpretations of the deal itself. As if that wasn’t enough, in an interview Tuesday President Barack Obama made an astonishing admission, telling NPR the agreement he lauded as a “good deal” would enable Iran to easily acquire a...
  • Secret Service manager put on leave during probe of alleged assault

    04/09/2015 12:27:06 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 11 replies
    WaPo ^ | April 8, 2015 | Carol D. Leonnig and Keith L. Alexander
    The Secret Service has put a senior supervisor on leave and suspended his security clearance after a female employee accused him of assaulting her after-hours at agency headquarters last week, the agency said Wednesday. The D.C. police’s sex-crimes unit and a government inspector general are investigating the female agent’s allegation that Xavier Morales, a manager in the security clearance division, made unwanted sexual advances and grabbed her on the night of March 31 after they returned to the office from a party at a downtown restaurant, according to two law enforcement officials with knowledge of the probe
  • Report: Russia behind 2014 attack on White House computer system

    04/08/2015 11:44:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 07, 2015
    Russian hackers last year were able to breach a White House computer system after a successful cyber-attack on the State Department, a news report said Tuesday. The report by CNN says the hackers were able to get sensitive information, including non-public details about President Obama’s schedule. White House officials responded by saying the attack last year was made public and that no classified information was compromised. And they declined to comment on CNN’s assertion that Russia was the culprit. …
  • Fourteen Tweets Explain The Washingon, D.C., Power Outage

    04/08/2015 7:19:23 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 11 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | April 8, 2015 | James Beattie
    A power outage inconvenienced residents in Washington, D.C., and southern Maryland Tuesday.According to The Washington Post, much of the area briefly lost power due to a piece of metal coming apart at a power plant. This outage affected public and private buildings alike, including The White House, the Department of Energy, and the Department of State. Advertisement-content continues below As The Post reports, “a dozen people were trapped in stalled elevators passengers were left searching for exits in darkened underground Metro stations, and a building full of Department Energy employees and the main campus of the University of Maryland closed...
  • Court looks into Obama administration's plan to cut mobile communication when needed

    04/08/2015 8:07:40 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Pravda ^ | 08.04.2015
    The US Department of Homeland Security introduced a special plan - known as Standing Operating Procedure 303 - to block signals of cellular operators after cellular phones were used to detonate explosive devices during the bombings of the London subway system, Pravda.Ru reports. A federal appeals court wants to know why the government should be allowed to keep secret its plan to block cellular communication for the time of "critical emergencies." Standing Operating Procedure 303 is a powerful tool in the digital age ... The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in February sided (PDF) with...
  • Judicial Watch Sues DHS Office of Inspector General for Records Regarding Terrorist “Hands Off” List

    04/08/2015 8:22:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | MARCH 31, 2015
    “Hands off” list allowed individuals with potential terrorist ties to enter the United States. Judicial Watch announced today that on February 13, 2015, it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to obtain a copy of an Office of Inspector General (OIG) report about an alleged “hands off list” used by the Obama administration to allow individuals to enter the U.S. who had previously been barred because of suspected terrorist ties. ... On May 6, 2014, Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) released internal DHS emails revealing an alleged terrorist “hands off” list allowing...
  • Bees interrupt Barack Obama storytelling as children scream

    04/08/2015 4:59:56 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 38 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | April 8, 2015 | Telegraph Tv, AP
    A group of unwelcome bees disrupted US President Barack Obama's storytelling session for children at the launch of the White House Easter egg roll on Monday.
  • Ex-Hill aide who admitted 2 assaults avoids jail after he becomes a victim

    04/07/2015 7:43:58 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 10 replies
    WaPo ^ | 4-5-15 | Keith Alexander
    Former congressional aide accused of drugging and sexually assaulting women. She sat in the back of the courtroom, wearing oversize black sunglasses, watching as the former Democratic congressional aide was sentenced for slipping a sedative into her drink and then raping her. It was the summer of 2010, and she had just arrived in Washington as a student intern. When they met, she believed Donny Ray Williams Jr., the longtime aide and former staff director for a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee, could help her find a job with Congress. But instead, she later told authorities, Williams drugged...
  • Power Outage in DC

    04/07/2015 10:11:08 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 206 replies
    Foxnews is reporting power is out all over the US Capital.
  • Obama Expresses Concern Over "Less-Than Loving Expressions From Christians"

    04/07/2015 1:31:45 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 44 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 7, 2015 | Pam Key
    Tuesday at the White House’s Easter breakfast, President Barack Obama momentarily attempted to address the current religious freedom controversy but stopped himself after reactions from the crowd.
  • President Obama Denounces ‘Less-than-Loving’ Christians at Easter Prayer Breakfast

    04/07/2015 10:29:30 AM PDT · by drewh · 67 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 12:43 pm, April 7th, 2015 | by Matt Wilstein
    Towards the end of his speech at Tuesday morning’s Easter Prayer Breakfast, President Barack Obama appeared to veer off script to make some comments that implicitly referenced the fierce debate that has been raging over the last week about “religious freedom” laws in Indiana, Arkansas and elsewhere. “On Easter, I do reflect on the fact that as a Christian, I am supposed to love,” Obama said. “And I have to say that sometimes when I listen to less-than-loving expressions by Christians, I get concerned.” As the crowd began to murmur, the president backed off, saying, “But that’s a topic for...
  • Ex-Hill aide who admitted 2 assaults avoids jail after he becomes a victim

    04/06/2015 1:59:25 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 24 replies
    WaPo ^ | April 5, 2015 | Keith Alexander
    She sat in the back of the courtroom, wearing oversize black sunglasses, watching as the former Democratic congressional aide was sentenced for slipping a sedative into her drink and then raping her. It was the summer of 2010, and she had just arrived in Washington as a student intern. When they met, she believed Donny Ray Williams Jr., the longtime aide and former staff director for a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee, could help her find a job with Congress. But instead, she later told authorities, Williams drugged and assaulted her.
  • D.C., parts of Md., Va., join de Blasio to demand amnesty for illegal immigrants

    04/06/2015 9:32:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 6, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    Alexandria, the District of Columbia and Montgomery County joined New York City and dozens of other municipalities across the country Monday in demanding a court allow President Obama’s deportation amnesty to go into effect immediately, saying they want the tax revenue they think the newly legalized workers would bring. A federal court in Texas halted the amnesty, ruling that Mr. Obama likely broke the law in declaring it, but the local officials,...
  • ACLU lays off 7 percent of national staff

    04/04/2015 3:27:58 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 67 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/2/15 | Catherine Ho
    The American Civil Liberties Union this week laid off 23 employees, about 7 percent of the organization’s national staff. The cuts affected employees in New York, D.C., California and Wyoming. ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero announced the impending reductions internally in a March 26 email to employees, and the affected staffers were notified Monday. In the email, which was obtained by The Washington Post, Romero cited the need for the ACLU to cut costs. In addition to the layoffs, the organization during the fiscal year ending March 31, eliminated ten national staff positions, postponed its nationwide staff conference to 2016...
  • Low turnout for DREAMers driver’s licenses in Arizona

    04/03/2015 4:22:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 3, 2015 6:24 PM EDT | Astrid Galvan
    Only about a third of the young immigrants who became eligible three months ago for an Arizona driver’s license after a lengthy legal battle have obtained one, according to state data. The immigrants, often referred to as DREAMers, are part of a federal program that shields them from deportation and gives them a Social Security number and work permit for two years. President Barack Obama created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, in 2012 for young people who had been brought to the United States illegally as children. A similar program that would benefit parents of U.S.-citizen...
  • Woman admitted to stabbing lawyer in robbery gone wrong at DC hotel, court documents say

    04/03/2015 7:58:45 AM PDT · by fruser1 · 8 replies
    Fox News Website ^ | April 03, 2015 | unknown
    A 21-year-old woman charged in the stabbing death of a lawyer at a boutique Washington hotel told police she intended to rob the man but stabbed him in his room when he tried to prevent her from leaving... Jamyra Gallmon of Washington was arrested... A police investigation found Messerschmitt posted on Craigslist the day he was killed, "soliciting responses from other men," the court document shows. Messerschmitt communicated through Craigslist with a person using the username "chrissanchez0906," an investigation found, but police learned the account was linked to Gallmon. Messerschmitt invited the person he was communicating with to a room...
  • GOP hopefuls criticize Obama marijuana policy but hedge on their own

    04/02/2015 10:26:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 1, 2015 | Seth McLaughlin
    Republican presidential hopefuls are united in blasting President Obama for his chaotic enforcement of marijuana laws, but the unity quickly breaks down when they are asked how they would handle things if they were in the White House. Some have sent mixed signals, saying state decisions should be respected while questioning how Mr. Obama has respected those decisions. Others have refused to say how they would wield the federal bureaucracy against marijuana. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is one of the few potential candidates to take a firm stance, saying he would insist on following federal statutes that outlaw the drug....
  • Wow: Bitter DC Dems Want 'Reagan' Removed from Airport Title

    04/03/2015 9:05:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 92 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 3, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    In 1998, the Washington National Airport in Arlington, VA was renamed Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport – and local Democrats are still bitter about it. The Washington Post recently conducted a survey of Washington, DC area residents, asking them what they prefer to call the busy airport. The results show that while younger people tend to call it by its current title, Reagan National, older, liberal commuters refuse to utter the name of the conservative president. In total, 72 percent of Republicans surveyed said they refer to it as 'Reagan' or 'Reagan National,' while only 35 percent of Democrats acknowledged the airport by that name. Survey participant Jason West's eloquent explanation...
  • D.C. gives up on ban on carrying guns in public

    04/02/2015 10:11:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 1, 2015 | Andrea Noble
    Washington, D.C., will drop its appeal of a federal court ruling that overturned the city’s ban on carrying handguns in public, Attorney General Karl Racine announced Wednesday. City attorneys will instead focus on defending concealed-carry laws adopted by legislators in the months after U.S. District Court Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. declared the ban was unconstitutional. “We need to focus our energies not on litigating old laws, but defending new ones that our leaders enacted in good faith to comply with court rulings while still protecting public safety,” Mr. Racine said. Up until Judge Scullin’s ruling in July, D.C. residents...
  • State Department To Fly Central American Children Into US

    04/02/2015 5:56:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Daily Caller News ^ | 04/01/2015 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Potentially millions of current and former illegal immigrants now have the opportunity to fly their children to the U.S. with taxpayer dollars. Once they arrive, they will be eligible for benefits including a free education, healthcare and food stamps. The State Department and Department of Homeland Security will administer the program, ... Some of the benefits they will receive are a free education, medical care, living expenses and food stamps. ... The U.S. has already sent staff to the region and began accepting applications in December. If applicants don’t qualify for refugee status, they can be considered for parole status
  • 51 votes: Republican Mark Kirk signals he’ll vote for Loretta Lynch as AG, ensuring confirmation

    04/02/2015 3:50:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/02/2015 | AllahPundit
    Did anyone think one of the Senate’s most reliable RINOs, who’s up for reelection next year not just in a very blue state but in Barack Obama’s home state, and who supported the Schumer/Rubio Gang of Eight amnesty bill, was going to go to the mat to block Obama’s pick for AG to protest executive amnesty?Conservative Republicans won’t stick up for religious liberty even in red states for fear of being called bigots. The odds of a moderate Republican opposing the first black woman Attorney General of the United States in a Democratic stronghold were precisely zero. “I am...
  • New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on corruption charges

    04/01/2015 12:56:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 1, 2015 3:53 PM EDT | Eric Tucker and Jill Colvin
    Sen. Bob Menendez has been charged with using his office to improperly benefit a Florida eye doctor and political donor. […] Prosecutors had been investigating whether Menendez improperly advocated for the business interests of Dr. Salomon Melgen, including by intervening on the doctor’s behalf in a medical billing dispute. …
  • Monica Lewinsky – Consensual Adult or Victim? (Rassmussen Polling)

    04/01/2015 12:41:06 PM PDT · by drewh · 67 replies
    Rassmussen Reports ^ | April 1 2015
    Monica Lewinsky, the White House intern who left a stain on Bill Clinton’s presidency, is now using her experiences to be a campaigner against bullying. Looking back on the sex scandal that led to Clinton’s impeachment nearly 20 years ago, do Americans consider her a victim or a willing accomplice? A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 69% of Likely U.S. Voters now believe the 22-year-old White House intern’s relationship with the 49-year-old president was a consensual one between two adults. Just 22% believe Lewinsky was the victim of an older, more powerful man. (To see survey question...
  • Good Samaritan fights off attacker in DC (hits rapist with a brick)

    03/31/2015 12:58:39 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 46 replies
    www.myfoxdc.com ^ | march 27, 2015 | tom Fitzgerald
    A heroic act of a D.C. man may have helped save a woman who was being raped.  The man picked up a stick and a brick and repeatedly hit the suspect, who was later caught by police.  This all unfolded early Tuesday on 16th Street, Northwest.  Ketrell Ferguson says he doesn't want to be called a hero, but by any measure of the word that's exactly what he is to a woman who was being sexually assaulted.  “I just cracked him as hard as I could, and when I cracked him he got off here and he started running,” said...
  • Michelle Obama Member of Fitness 'Cult' Soulcycle

    03/31/2015 12:30:41 PM PDT · by drewh · 22 replies
    Bretibart ^ | 3/23/15
    First Lady Michelle Obama was spotted leaving the DC location of SoulCycle this past Sunday, and has now been named a member of the cult… um… club, which offers fitness and indoor cycling classes. Soul Cycle describes its classes as a “dance party on a bike” (we all know how much the First Lady likes to dance) and combines high-intensity music and inspirational quotes that are said to benefit the mind and body. Examples of motivational phrases, which have been recited at the New York location, via Vanity Fair: “Be the same person on the outside as on the inside-those...
  • Poll: Clear majority supports nuclear deal with Iran (Washington Post Lies)

    03/30/2015 6:28:29 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 30 March 15 | Scott Clement and Peyton M. Craighill
    By a nearly 2 to 1 margin, Americans support the notion of striking a deal with Iran that restricts the nation’s nuclear program in exchange for loosening sanctions, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds. But the survey — released hours before Tuesday’s negotiating deadline — also finds few Americans are hopeful that such an agreement will be effective. Nearly six in 10 say they are not confident that a deal will prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, unchanged from 15 months ago, when the United States, France, Britain, Germany, China and Russia reached an interim agreement with Iran aimed...
  • Biden: American Jews Can Only Rely on Israel, Not US

    03/30/2015 2:47:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 71 replies
    INN ^ | 3/30/2015, 1:40 PM | Ari Yashar, Tova Dvorin
    An incredible admission by US Vice President Joe Biden has been revealed, in which he told Jewish leaders that should the American Jewish community be in danger, it has only Israel to rely on—and not America. […] “You understand in your bones that no matter how hospitable, no matter how consequential, no matter how engaged, no matter how deeply involved you are in the United States…there’s only one guarantee. “There is really only one absolute guarantee, and that’s the state of Israel,” he stated. Responding to the statement, Corey Robin of Salon wrote how disturbing the statement is, given that...
  • Stressed Out President Obama Turning to drink? (orders 3 beers before 9:30am)

    03/30/2015 2:24:46 PM PDT · by drewh · 57 replies
    American Thinker Magazine ^ | March 30, 2015 | By Thomas Lifson
    When the news broke Saturday from the White House press pool report accompanying President Obama on his golf outing in the midst of world crisis, I filed it away for possible future developments: On a sunny and beautiful, if chilly morning, the president left the White House residence at 9:30am, wearing a light blue button-up shirt with no tie, a navy blazer and khaki slacks. He waved to the pool but didn’t respond to your pooler’s shouted question about the new Indiana religious freedom law. The president got into Marine One . . . The helicopter was wheels-up to Joint...
  • 12 Jewish House Dems Tell Obama: Stop the Bibi Bashing

    03/30/2015 2:10:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    INN ^ | 3/30/2015, 9:37 AM
    Twelve Jewish congressmen met Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes last week to convey a message of cease-and-desist to US President Barack Obama, regarding his persistent attacks on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu after the latter’s re-election. […] Obama and his aides, the Jewish congressmen said, “had to stop acting as if the Israeli prime minister’s comments are the only thing holding up a peace process that’s been abandoned for a year while not expressing a word of disappointment about Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas—and openly toying with allowing the Palestinians their provocative recognition bid at the United Nations.” […] “You want...
  • REMINDER: The Ted Kennedy Shrine Cost Taxpayers $38 Million

    03/30/2015 2:00:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/30/2015 | Chuck Ross
    On top of an $18.9 million Defense Department grant doled out in Sept. 2010, the Institute received $13.6 million from the Department of Education, according to USASpending.gov. In the 2009 federal budget, another $5.8 million was appropriated through the Department of Labor and the Department of Health and Human Services. The state of Massachusetts gave the University of Massachusetts $5 million, earmarked for the Institute. As a senator in 2010, current Sec. of State John Kerry waged an unsuccessful attempt to earmark another $28.9 million for the museum ... the $18.9 million Defense Department earmark was “funneled through the Defense...
  • WaPo: Even the backstory on Kerry’s climate-change brag was a lie

    03/30/2015 8:22:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 3/30/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler uses a “Pinocchio” scale to assign a level of egregiousness to lies he uncovers, with four Pinocchios as the maximum … until now. Secretary of State John Kerry earned himself the full complement two weeks ago from Kessler for bragging about his management of the first global-warming hearing in the Senate, a hearing that he not only didn’t arrange but didn’t even attend. Kessler dug deeper on the tall tales emanating from the event, and found that one of the real organizers has been lying about what took place in the hearing in order to...
  • 1 Dead in Shooting Outside NSA Facility in Maryland

    03/30/2015 8:33:54 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 60 replies
    www.nbcnewyork.com ^ | 03-30-2015 | Staff
    One person is dead after a security guard exchanged gunfire with two men who tried to enter Fort Meade disguised as women. The guard got into an altercation with the men outside the gate for the NSA side of the Maryland Army installation just before 9 a.m. Monday. Gunfire was exchanged, and it is believed that the guard shot at least one of the men. At least one gun and drugs were found in the stolen Ford Escape the men were riding in, according to NBC News. From Chopper4, emergency workers could be seen caring for an injured, uniformed man...
  • U.S. Honors Sen. Who Met With Communists, Rented Brothel, Let Mistress Drown

    03/25/2015 3:25:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 25, 2015
    A veteran senator who let his mistress drown in a car he recklessly drove into a pond, rented a brothel for an entire night in Chile and sought meetings with communists is being honored by the Obama administration this month. Ted Kennedy received his posthumous accolades from the Department of Labor (DOL) with an induction into the agency’s “Hall of Honor.” The recognition is meant to showcase the life-changing contributions that a unique group of people have made on the American way of work, according to the agency. A special panel comprised of the Solicitor of Labor, the Assistant Secretary...