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  • Presidential Nominating Process Highlights Gap Between D.C. and America

    08/28/2015 10:03:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Scott Rasmussen
    To many in Washington, there's little question that the 2016 presidential election should feature a dynasty rematch between the Clinton and Bush families. To most outside of Washington, that's the last match-up they want to see. The difference could perhaps be described as a tale of two Americas. The past 15 years have been a great time for political insiders, as the city of Washington, D.C., has become a boomtown. In fact, our nation's capital is now the nation's wealthiest metro market. Fueling the economic growth in our nation's capital has been an explosion of federal spending during the Barack...
  • D.C. crowd jeers Mayor Bowser’s plan to deploy more cops to stop spike in slayings

    08/27/2015 1:53:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 27, 2015 | Andrea Noble
    D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser stood before a crowd in a stuffy Southeast D.C. school gymnasium on Thursday to outline her plan to stem a rising number of homicides. But it wasn’t the plan hoped for by some residents, who erupted in jeers when the mayor said she will put more police on city streets. An increase in killings has pushed the total of homicides in the city to 103 so far this year — one shy of the year-end total of 104 homicides recorded last year. And the uptick in slayings this summer has led officials to try to develop...
  • Ted Cruz invites Donald Trump to speak at anti-Iran deal rally at Capitol

    08/27/2015 11:51:05 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 54 replies
    Dallas News ^ | August 27, 2015 | Sylvan Lane
    Sen. Ted Cruz has invited fellow Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to speak at a rally against the Iran nuclear agreement in Washington, according to the senator’s campaign. The rally will be held at the Capitol and sponsored by Tea Party Patriots, Center for Security Policy, and the Zionist Organization of America, according to the campaign. The date, time and exact location haven’t been finalized. Trump told reporters in South Carolina on Thursday afternoon that he and Cruz were planning an event protesting the deal in Washington. The Daily Beast previously reported that the two campaigns were mulling joint events,...
  • Obama targets lawyer helping persecuted Christians [Matthew 24]

    08/24/2015 5:50:17 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 14 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 8/23/2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Living as a Christian in many parts of Iraq or Syria has become impossible – a one-way ticket to martyrdom at the hands of ISIS – yet it remains a near-impossible feat for these persecuted religious minorities to find refuge in America. But if you can get to America and get your case in the hands of Robert DeKelaita, your chances are greatly improved. As it turns out, this high-powered Chicago attorney may have been a little too successful. He’s gained asylum for thousands of persecuted Christian from Iraq, Syria and Egypt, and that caught the attention of the Obama...
  • Wine train apologizes to black women’s book club after allegations of racism

    08/26/2015 6:17:11 PM PDT · by matt04 · 21 replies
    Members of the book group, sporting matching gray T-shirts and broad grins, boarded the Napa Valley Wine Train in high spirits Saturday. “The train is leaving the station! Choo choo!” member Lisa Johnson posted on her Facebook page, captioning a picture of five glasses of burgundy liquid clinking together. But not long into the trip train staff began asking them to quiet down. Before the journey was half over, they were escorted off the train, where police officers were waiting for them, according to the Associated Press. “We didn’t do anything wrong and we still feel this is about race....
  • We’ve ignored a reason for homicides of blacks: Look at the enemy within.

    08/25/2015 6:52:24 PM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/25/15 | Courtland Milloy
    When it comes to the causes of homicide among black people, thereÂ’s something a lot of black people are saying among themselves: ItÂ’s not all due to institutional racism. Few dare say it publicly, lest some animus-filled, right-wing conservatives hail you as their kind of black.But the subject must be broached, especially now that homicides are spiking like mad in urban areas throughout the nation. If racist cops are part of an institutional threat to black people, there are also black men and women dying at the hands of people who look like them. It is the enemy within. Call...
  • Inspector general cites Caroline Kennedy for using private email ( Japan )

    08/25/2015 3:53:00 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Examiner ^ | 8/25/15 | Sarah Westwood
    Ambassador Caroline Kennedy was singled out by the State Department's watchdog for using a personal email account to conduct official business. Kennedy, who has served as the U.S. ambassador to Japan since 2013, "used personal email accounts to send and receive messages containing official business," according to a State Department inspector general report made public Tuesday. Other senior embassy staff also used personal email accounts to handle government communications, occasionally transmitting information marked "sensitive but unclassified" on commercial accounts ... The embassy in Tokyo has no records management policy, nor does it enforce federal regulations that dictate how federal records...
  • Despite Donald Trump’s immigration comments, GOP is actually gaining among non-whites

    08/25/2015 12:00:42 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 68 replies
    Washinton Post ^ | August 23, 2015
    ... the worst fears of the Republican establishment, that Trump's unapologetic condemnations of immigrants will scuttle their shot at retaking the White House, so far aren't revealing themselves in polling. If Trump's comments were hurting him and/or Republicans with voters, we'd expect to see them faring worse after the June/July period in which the comments became public -- and Trump rose in the polls. The opposite happened. Trump's position among non-white voters improved, substantially, when you look at how he fared in a head-to-head match-up with Hillary Clinton. In a CNN/ORC poll conducted in late June, Clinton led Trump by...
  • Donald Trump: Spokesman for birthers, truthers, and Internet trolls

    08/25/2015 11:41:48 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 21, 2015 | Anne Applebaum
    ... Watching Donald Trump bluster and bluff his way through a presidential campaign, I wonder if we underestimate the ways in which Internet vitriol has broadened the parameters of political debate. We are "shocked, shocked" by Trump's language, but all of it is exactly the sort of thing anyone can encounter in the normal course of reading about politics online. John McCain isn't a war hero? I'll bet he finds worse insults than that on his Facebook page, and so does everybody who writes about him. All Mexicans are rapists? I open my Twitter account every morning to find similar...
  • How Tom Steyer, the White House, and a Scandal-Plagued Operative Paved the Way for EPA Regulations

    08/24/2015 8:08:52 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 6 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 24, 2015 | Lachlan Markay
    The White House, statehouses, and nonprofits backed by the billionaire Democrat Tom Steyer worked behind the scenes to create a state-level advocacy network to support controversial new Environmental Protection Agency regulations, newly released emails reveal. Involved in the strategy was a top aide to John Kitzhaber, the former Democratic governor of Oregon, according to emails obtained by the Energy and Environment Legal Institute. Kitzhaber resigned this year in the midst of a scandal involving his fiancée. E&E released its findings in a Monday report that shows extensive behind-the-scenes coordination between White House staff, aides to as many as 12 governors,...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Suspect in DC carjacking is illegal immigrant who was deported, but returned to U.S.

    08/24/2015 8:03:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    WTTG-TV ^ | August 21, 2015 | Emily Miller
    A man caught by D.C. police after carjacking a woman in the Sibley Hospital parking lot on Wednesday is an illegal immigrant who had already been deported once. He also carjacked another woman earlier in the week in Potomac, Maryland minutes after getting out of jail. On Monday, Guaymar Cabrera-Hernandez was released from the Montgomery County Detention Center where he has been since June. The charges against him for that arrest are unclear. He then showed up at an Islamic education center in Potomac and violently carjacked a 38-year-old woman. “He was standing at the driver side door -- her...
  • Post-Holiday Blues? The Obamas Look Glum As They Return Home From Martha's Vineyard

    08/23/2015 10:40:16 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 58 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | August 23, 2015
    Post-Holiday Blues? The Obamas Look Glum As They Return Home From Martha's Vineyard 23 August 2015 President Barack and the first family looked glum as they stepped off Marine One outside of the White House as they returned from their summer vacation. [Pic in URL] They have been in Martha's Vineyard for the past two weeks enjoying their annual summer break, and looked far from happy to be home. Obama and wife Michelle put on similar grimaces as they landed at Cape Cod en route to the capital, but managed to temporarily overcome their disappointment and put on a smile...
  • Conservatives provide a reality check on Donald Trump's mass deportation plan

    08/23/2015 12:07:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 174 replies
    Examiner ^ | August 22, 2015 | Mark Whittington
    Ever since Donald Trump, the mercurial businessman, media personality, and presidential candidate, proposed his immigration policy, centering on the mass deportation of up to 11 million human beings, reaction among conservatives has been decidedly mixed. Ann Coulter, for whom illegal immigration is the alpha and the omega of public policy, exalted that Trump could perform abortions in the White House, and she would not care. But Charles Krauthammer, writing in the National Review on Thursday, and George Will, in his latest column published Saturday, provided reality checks. Krauthammer wondered what the practical political effects would be of reenacting the Trail...
  • Conservatives Turn on New 'Wash Post' Blogger, Urge Him to Step Down

    03/24/2006 10:01:52 AM PST · by summer · 31 replies · 1,465+ views
    editorandpublisher.com ^ | March 24, 2006 | E&P Staff
    NEW YORK A two-day effort by liberal bloggers to find, and publicize, numerous examples of plagiarism committed by new Washington Post blogger Ben Domenech culminated today in calls that he give up his new position--from some of his conservative supporters. One of them, most dramatically, is columnist and blogger Michelle Malkin. As an editor at Regnery, Domenech handled her most recent book. Conservatives had hailed Domenech's appointment to write the Red America blog. "I cheered for Ben, the editor of my last book at Regnery, when he announced his new position," Malkin wrote on her Web site today. "I criticized...
  • House Dem probes group behind Planned Parenthood videos

    08/22/2015 6:19:33 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 48 replies
    The Hill.com ^ | 8/21/15 | Sarah Ferris
    The ranking Democrat on the House Oversight Committee is launching an investigation into the anti-abortion-rights group that has targeted Planned Parenthood with a series of undercover videos. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) sent a letter to the Center for Medical Progress on Thursday, demanding details to show whether the group broke state or federal laws when it secretly recorded videos of Planned Parenthood staff without consent. The Center, led by the anti-abortion activist David Daleiden, established a fake company to gain entry into clinics and meetings with Planned Parenthood officials — a move that Democrats, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi...
  • Trump Making Biased Experts Look Foolish (George Will's wife works for Rove, too...)

    08/22/2015 1:54:34 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 58 replies
    Townhall ^ | 8/21/15 | Jeff Crouere
    When Donald Trump first burst on the political scene two months ago as a presidential candidate, many of the analysts, commentators and pollsters who populate cable news programs, the so called “experts,” claimed it was all a publicity stunt. Then, they said he would never release his financial statements. Then, they said his controversial comments about Mexican illegal immigration, Senator John McCain and Fox News Host Megyn Kelly would doom his campaign. Now, they are saying his lead cannot continue for his support has a “ceiling” and his campaign is a flash in the pan. Unfortunately for the “experts,” they...
  • Boehner Aide, Sister of CEO Aborted Baby Parts, Resigns to Join Lobbying Firm

    08/22/2015 1:23:56 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    CNS News.com ^ | August 22, 2015 | Michael W. Chapman
    Charlotte Ivancic -- the older sister of Cate Dyer who runs the biotech company StemExpress, and who discussed and laughed about shipping “intact” aborted baby parts in an undercover video released on Friday – is leaving her position as the health policy adviser to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to go to work for the lobbying firm Tarplin, Downs & Young. The resignation of Ivancic--who worked for Boehner and as legal counsel to the House Budget Committee–was announced on August 5, as reported in The Hill. In late July, StemExpress and its founder and CEO, Cate Dyer, were mentioned in...
  • Top Boehner health aide leaving for lobbying firm (sister of StemExpress CEO—PP baby parts merchant)

    08/22/2015 1:26:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/05/15 11:57 AM EDT | Peter Sullivan
    Charlotte Ivancic, Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) top health policy aide, is leaving his office to join the lobbying firm Tarplin, Downs & Young, the firm announced Wednesday. Ivancic led the negotiations for Boehner on the repeal of Medicare’s Sustainable Growth Rate this year. The elimination of the annual Washington headache of automatic cuts to doctors under Medicare, after negotiations with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), was a significant achievement. […] Tarplin, Downs & Young was founded in 2006 by former Republican healthcare staffers in the Bush administration and on Capitol Hill. It also has former Democratic staffers. …
  • Biden holds meeting with Elizabeth Warren in DC

    08/22/2015 11:02:23 AM PDT · by PROCON · 92 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Aug. 22, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Vice President Joe Biden made a surprise visit to Washington, D.C.’s Naval Observatory on Saturday for a confidential talk with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), CNN reported. Biden’s return to the District comes amid buzz he is seriously weighing a 2016 Oval Office bid. CNN said that two sources confirmed the pair’s face-to-face, the biggest indicator yet that Biden is seriously tempted by an Oval Office bid next year.“The vice president traveled last minute to Washington, D.C. for a private meeting and will be returning to Delaware,” an aide told CNN. Biden spokeswoman Kendra Barkoff declined further comment on the alleged...
  • The Jared Fogle case - Why we understand so little about child sex abuse [ WaPo Poor pedos article]

    08/20/2015 7:12:28 PM PDT · by Yaelle · 37 replies
    Vanity ^ | 08/20/2015
    The article is the typical "these poor people are sick, they need help, we need funding to study pedos" BS. Skim it. But check out the (closed) comments section. Very interesting. Some of the commenters admit to being pedophiles. Also, commenters debate the differences between sexual interest in a mature LOOKING teen versus the prepubescent children. The article has one good point. Maybe we should allow pedophiles to get help from shrinks without them being forced to report directly, as long as the pedophile doesn't admit to actually touching a child. That is a good subject for debate - maybe...
  • DEVELOPING: NFL Team Makes HUGE Stand … Says It Will Relocate Before Surrendering To Liberals

    08/20/2015 6:01:53 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 86 replies
    “Redskins President Bruce Allen says the team will not change their name even if it prevents them from getting a new stadium,” CBS Sports reported. “If changing the name ‘Redskins’ would get them a new stadium, should the team change their name?” one radio host asked another. The flustered commentator responded, “Wait … again?” The host then rephrased the question: “Their team president says they will not change their name … should they do it?” “No … they’re not changing their name,” the commentator said with certainty. This came as no surprise as the team has been asked several times...
  • Washington, D.C. and Gun Violence Among Black Youth: A Bellwether City at a Crossroads

    08/20/2015 10:08:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    huffingtonpost.com ^ | 8/19/2015 | Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick
    I don't imagine children in Georgetown or Chevy Chase would have similar reactions to the same sound. The episode is evidence of glaring disparities in safety and gun violence in Washington, D.C. This city the seat of international power and influence, yet parts of it, particularly the poorest parts, are being terrorized by gun violence. We desperately need solutions to this crisis. As the world watches, what will we do about it? Gun violence is on the rise in Washington, D.C. and the perpetrators are emboldened with violence spreading across the city. Those who pull the triggers are largely young...
  • Dems petition Obama to remove Trump's name from DC hotel

    08/19/2015 2:51:03 AM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/18/15 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Two Democratic congressmen are demanding that Obama Administration officials bar Donald Trump from displaying his last name on the exterior his new Washington, D.C. hotel, citing concerns that the billionaire's surname represents "exclusion" and "intolerance." Reps. Ruben Gallego, Ariz., and Tony Cárdenas, Calif., have submitted a formal petition to the Department of the Interior with the goal of blocking Trump from having his name "prominently displayed" on the Old Post Office building currently under renovation to become the latest Trump International Hotel. According to the lawmakers' petition, Trump's name violates the "federal government's responsibility to ensure that public lands are...
  • Dems: Keep Trump's name off new DC hotel

    08/18/2015 8:44:51 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 56 replies
    The Hill.com ^ | 8/18/15 | Jesse Burns
    A pair of Democratic lawmakers are petitioning the Obama administration to block GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump from showcasing his name on the businessman's new hotel in Washington, D.C. In a letter to the Department of Interior and General Services Administration (GSA), Reps. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) and Tony Cárdenas (D-Calif.) requested that Trump be prevented from having his name "prominently displayed" on the newly refurbished Old Post Office building on Pennsylvania Avenue, blocks from the White House. "Trump's recent and repeated remarks disparaging women, Mexican-Americans, and other Latinos are hateful, divisive and completely inaccurate," the pair wrote to Interior Secretary...
  • VA under fire for tossing claims in trash

    08/18/2015 6:45:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    WND ^ | 8-18-5015 | Cheryl Chumley
    The Office of Inspector General for Veterans Affairs just found staffers with the Los Angeles VA Regional Office improperly shredded numerous disability claims, tossing them in the trash rather than giving them proper review. ... The IG report also stated: “The shredding of these documents would have prevented the documents from becoming part of the veterans’ permanent record and potentially affect veterans’ benefits.” Examples of the documents that were shredded included disability-compensation claims submitted by two homeless veterans, and a letter from a medical provider confirming a veteran was unemployable due to “service-connected post-traumatic stress disorder,”
  • Sen. Ted Cruz Speaks On Iran Nuclear Deal

    08/17/2015 8:15:54 AM PDT · by Isara · 16 replies
    News 9 ^ | Aug 17, 2015 | Justin Dougherty
    News 9’s Justin Dougherty had a chance to ask presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) his thoughts on the letter when the senator came to Oklahoma City last week. Video at the link. OKLAHOMA CITY - The Nuclear Deal with Iran has topped conversations across the political landscape. President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have been outspoken saying this deal is “not based on trust” and  “building a nuclear bomb requires either uranium or plutonium. But thanks to this deal, Iran’s four possible ways to leverage those fissile materials are blocked.” However Republican lawmakers and even some...
  • IMMIGRATION LAWYER: BLACK AMERICANS SHOULD ‘QUALIFY AS REFUGEES’ UNDER US LAW

    08/16/2015 9:45:23 PM PDT · by lbryce · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 16, 2015 | Jerome Hudson
    There exists among far too many Americans an almost soul-deep determination to treat black people as perpetual victims. A rather absurd example of this sad song was recently written by Washington Post guest writer Raha Jorjani. Jorjani, an immigration defense lawyer in California, asks if black Americans might “qualify as refugees” possessing a “strong claim for asylum protection under U.S. law”: Suppose a client walked into my office and told me that police officers in his country had choked a man to death over a petty crime. Suppose he said police fatally shot another man in the back as he...
  • Exclusive — ‘The Year America Strikes Back’ At DC: Ben Carson To Tour Border After Thousands...

    08/16/2015 6:05:55 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Big Government ^ | 8/16/15 | Matthew Boyle
    GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson—a non-politician who’s polling in second place right behind billionaire businessman Donald Trump—will tour the U.S. border with Mexico after speaking at a rally with thousands of concerned citizens in Phoenix, Arizona. The border tour will be in part by helicopter, led by a local border sheriff, and the only news outlet with exclusive access on the chopper for a firsthand report on Carson’s tour will be Breitbart News.“It’s literally growing by the hour,” Carson spokesman Doug Watts told Breitbart News exclusively on Saturday evening of the planned Tuesday evening rally with Carson in Phoenix....
  • Farrakhan shouts 'Allah Akbar,' says white people know they 'deserve to die'

    08/16/2015 5:47:24 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 70 replies
    Christian Examiner ^ | August 14, 2015 | Gregory Tomlin
    REUTERS/Carlos Barria Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan addresses the audience at the Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in in Washington, D.C., June 24, 2015. Farrakhan met with local leaders to discuss the upcoming "Million Man March" on October 10, 2015. In his most recent promotion of the event in Milwaukee, Wisc., on Aug. 13, Farrakhan told an audience to prepare for God to rescue the black community in the event of a race war through the use of a UFO. MILWAUKEE, Wisc. (Christian Examiner) – After two weeks of news reports that Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan...
  • A Clarifying Moment for Conservatism (Purge Trump & Trumpism)

    08/16/2015 12:44:47 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 93 replies
    Commentary ^ | 08/14/2015 | Peter Wehner
    In a compelling column, George Will – who knows a thing or two about conservatism – makes the conservative case against Donald Trump. Mr. Will refers to Trump as an “unprecedentedly and incorrigibly vulgar presidential candidate” who is coarsening our civic life. He labels Trump “a counterfeit Republican and no conservative.” And he argues that Trump is an affront to anyone devoted to the legacy of William F. Buckley, Jr., the founder of National Review and a giant in American conservatism. Just as Buckley excommunicated the John Birch Society from the conservative movement in the 1960s, so should conservatives today...
  • George Will: Purge Trump and His Supporters from GOP

    08/16/2015 1:02:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 121 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | August 16, 2015 | Fuzzy Slippers
    “Trumpites” are only “lightly attached to the political process”George Will has written a thought-provoking piece over at WaPo in which he argues that the GOP should purge itself of Trump and Trump’s supporters. Will explains: "When, however, Trump decided that his next acquisition would be not another casino but the Republican presidential nomination, he tactically and quickly underwent many conversions of convenience (concerning abortion, health care, funding Democrats, etc.). His makeover demonstrates that he is a counterfeit Republican and no conservative. He is an affront to anyone devoted to the project William F. Buckley began six decades ago with the...
  • It’s too late for Democrats to start rethinking Clinton’s 2016 viability [shill alert]

    08/16/2015 10:57:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Dear Democrats: It’s too late to start over. As in, there’s no replacing Hillary Rodham Clinton as your party’s front-runner for the presidential nomination. Not with Vice President Biden — even if he runs. Not with former vice president Al Gore. (I mean, come on.) Not with your ideal rich-person-with-no-record-and-a-fresh-faced-appeal. This may come as a shock to some of you. After all, you argue, it’s only August! The Iowa caucuses won’t be until February! That’s, like, four political lifetimes. Sure. But modern presidential politics isn’t as simple as announcing that you’ve decided to run and watching yourself soar to the...
  • Obamacare Could be Heading to the Supreme Court (Again)

    08/15/2015 10:26:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 13, 2015 | 4:52 PM EDT | Andrew Kloster
    This past week, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, over the vigorous dissent of four judges on that court, denied rehearing en banc (legalese for an entire court rather than just a panel of three judges) in the case of Sissel v. United States Department of Health and Human Services. Sissel is a case against Obamacare led by the Pacific Legal Foundation, arguing that Obamacare is invalid because it violated the Origination Clause. Now, the challengers have ninety days to file a writ of certiorari (an appeal) before the U.S. Supreme Court. …
  • Read: An open letter from retired generals and admirals on the Iran nuclear deal

    08/15/2015 11:58:46 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug 11 , 2015 | WAPO
    The retired brass support the agreement and said diplomacy should be given a chance to work.
  • Flight control problem keeps flights grounded in NY and DC area

    08/15/2015 11:11:30 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 15 2015 | Staff
    Officials reported big delays Saturday at New York and Washington airports because of an air traffic control issue. Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport reported that a computer outage was limiting flight arrivals and departures there as well as Washington's Reagan National Airport and Dulles International Airport. The problem also affected flights leaving New York’s LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy airports, according to FlightAware’s online tracker. By 12:30 p.m. departure delays were at 1 hour and expected to grow, PIX11 News reported. Delays out of Newark International Airport were at 30 minutes and decreasing at that particular time, the station said,...
  • D.C., New York area airports put flights on hold [problems with air traffic control]

    08/15/2015 10:37:28 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 15, 2015 | Lynh Bui
    Washington area airports and others along the East Coast are reporting flight delays due to an issue with the system that routes air traffic, according to the Federal Aviation Administration’s air traffic control Web site. “The FAA is diagnosing an automation problem at an air traffic center in Leesburg, Va.,” according to a statement from the agency. “Some flights into and out of the New York and Washington, DC metro area airports area may be delayed.”
  • DC’s Police Chief Accidentally Details What’s Wrong With Gun Laws [VIDEO]

    08/15/2015 9:22:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/14/2015 | Josh Fatzick
    Lanier also attributed the city’s recent murder spike to repeat offenders who have recently been released from prison obtaining weapons and then using them to murder people. “Multiple of our offenders involved in the homicides have previous homicides and are recently back in the community,” she said. “So far this year 10 people involved in homicide have had prior homicide charges. Ten.”
  • Are we witnessing another collapse of the party system?

    08/15/2015 5:23:16 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 42 replies
    personalliberty.com ^ | Bob Livingston
    I know it’s still early, but it’s beginning to appear this election cycle that conventional wisdom may not hold. The pundit class and the establishment politicians inhabiting the insular bubble that is the District of Criminals are flummoxed. They can’t fathom why the hoi polloi will not fall in line behind establishment-approved candidates (and there are several, but particularly they are Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton). Some pundits are even offering to turn in their “pundit license.” For example, The Washington Post’s Charles Lane told Brett Baier on Fox News’ Special Report last week: “I think I’m going to have...
  • Appeals court drops Joe Arpaio immigration case

    08/14/2015 3:44:50 PM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug 14, 2015 | Ariane de Vogue
    2016 Washington Nation World Our Team CNN.com Appeals court drops Joe Arpaio immigration case By Ariane de Vogue, CNN Supreme Court Reporter Updated 4:24 PM ET, Fri August 14, 2015 Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks with a reporter outside city jail in this May 3, 2010. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks with a reporter outside city jail in this May 3, 2010. (CNN)A federal appeals court Friday dismissed a case brought by Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio challenging President Barack Obama's contentious executive actions on immigration. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia affirmed a lower...
  • Dems want to implant abortion-inducing device into teen girls [VIDEO]

    Just weeks after a prominent health-care expert predicted that Democrats would begin a nationwide push for taxpayer-funded contraception for schoolgirls, including abortion-inducing drugs, Virginia is proving to be the next battleground. The idea started in a Colorado pilot program, in which teenage girls were given contraceptives including implanted abortafacients known as long-acting reversible contraceptives, or LARCs, and intra-uterine devices, also called IUDs. The program showed marked reductions in teenage births and reported abortions. Efforts then began to enact a taxpayer-funded version of the program, but it died in the Colorado Legislature over conscience and religious liberty concerns. Writing in the...
  • At Iowa State Fair, Jeb Bush plays the sober adult in a summer of anger

    08/14/2015 10:50:31 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 62 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/14/15 | Philip Rucker
    Jeb Bush stepped onto the fabled soapbox under a broiling sun at the Iowa State Fair here Friday and offered himself to voters as a sober adult campaigning in a summer of anger — a reformer, a consensus-builder, a competent executive who would roll up his sleeves and fix things. "I’m tired of the divides," the former Florida governor said. "I campaign the way that I would govern — out amongst everybody, no rope lines, totally out in the open." Then the fairgoers started asking Bush questions. They asked about the legacy of his brother, a former president. And his...
  • Black poverty differs from white poverty

    08/14/2015 9:44:47 AM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 136 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12 August 2015 | Emily Badger
    The poverty that poor African Americans experience is often different from the poverty of poor whites. It's more isolating and concentrated. It extends out the door of a family's home and occupies the entire neighborhood around it, touching the streets, the schools, the grocery stores. A poor black family, in short, is much more likely than a poor white one to live in a neighborhood where many other families are poor, too, creating what sociologists call the "double burden" of poverty. The difference is stark in most major metropolitan areas, according to recent data analyzed by Rutgers University's Paul Jargowsky...
  • Washington Post Calls Claim That “Abortion is Only 3% of What Planned Parenthood Does” a Lie

    08/14/2015 9:24:18 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 08/14/2015 | Aug 13, 2015
    Planned Parenthood has long been able to promulgate its 3% abortion lie, and the mainstream media has eaten it up hook line and sinker, not once questioning the veracity of the largest abortion provider in the U.S. That is all changing. For the first time, the mainstream media has begun to question Planned Parenthood. The gruesomeness of Planned Parenthood’s barbarity – selling murdered babies for parts – has been exposed, and the mainstream media has been forced to look at the stark reality of the Culture of Death. Yesterday, the Washington Post – no friend to the pro-life movement –...
  • Smithsonian: Bust of Planned Parenthood founder Sanger to remain in 'Struggle for Justice' exhibit

    08/14/2015 2:35:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Christian Examiner ^ | 8/14/15 | Gregory Tomlin
    The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery has issued a statement saying a bust of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger will remain in the museum even after a group of black pastors asked for it to be removed.In a letter to the gallery last week, the group – Ministers Taking a Stand – said Sanger was a eugenicist who favored slowing the birthrate of blacks or eliminating it altogether."Perhaps the Gallery is unaware that Ms. Sanger supported black eugenics, a racist attitude toward black and other minority babies, an elitist attitude toward those she regarded as 'the feeble minded;' speaking at a...
  • EPA Contractor Involved in Colorado Spill Identified as Environmental Restoration

    08/13/2015 11:11:38 AM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug. 12, 2015 | Amy Harder, Jennifer S. Forsyth
    Fenton, Mo., company was tasked with mitigating pollutants from closed mine. Missouri-based Environmental Restoration LLC was the contractor whose work caused a mine spill in Colorado that released an estimated 3 million gallons of toxic sludge into a major river system ... The EPA, which was overseeing the servicing of the mine, had previously said an unnamed outside contractor was using heavy equipment when it accidentally triggered a breach in the abandoned Gold King Mine, letting out wastewater that had built up inside it. “Environmental Restoration LLC was working at the direction at EPA ... Environmental Restoration is one of...
  • Conservatives Need to Redefine Themselves as More Caring, John Kasich Says

    08/13/2015 8:00:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    New York Times ^ | 08/13/2015 | Jonathan Martin
    DERRY, N.H. – It was the last question at Gov. John R. Kasich’s town-hall-style meeting here on Wednesday, and it also was perhaps the bluntest. “Governor Kasich, how do you feel about amnesty for the illegals?” asked a voter near the back of a Veterans of Foreign Wars hall here. Mr. Kasich, an Ohio Republican, started off sounding like a border hawk, saying he wanted to “finish the wall” along the border with Mexico. But when he answered the question at hand, he sounded a far more pragmatic note. “If they’ve been law-abiding, then I think they should stay,” he...
  • Obama Using Anti-Semitic Rhetoric?

    08/12/2015 3:07:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    INN ^ | 8/12/2015, 8:17 PM | Hillel Fendel
    CAMERA (The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America), Tablet and other media orgs have weighed in on whether pro Iran-deal spokespersons are taking an anti-Semitic tone. Some say: “Not to worry, there’s no anti-Semitism—but it will get worse.” CAMERA quotes US President Barack Obama as having said he will promote the Iran deal “despite the money, despite the lobbyists.” The same Obama was reported by The New York Times—which has come out editorially in favor of the deal—to have “denounced the deal’s opponents as ‘lobbyists’ doling out millions of dollars to trumpet the same hawkish rhetoric that...
  • Indians say EPA trying to swindle them in mine spill

    08/12/2015 2:21:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 61 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 12, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The EPA is trying to cheat Navajo Indians by getting them to sign away their rights to future claims from the agency’s Gold King Mine disaster, tribal officials charged Wednesday, adding more to the administration’s public relations problems over the spill that threatens critical Southwest waterways. EPA officials were going door-to-door asking Navajo, some of whom don’t speak English as their primary language, to sign a form that offers to pay damages incurred so far from the spill, but waiving the right to come back and ask for more if their costs escalate or if they discover bigger problems, ......
  • Obama aide banned from the White House after she 'shoots at her cop boyfriend with his own gun

    08/11/2015 1:13:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | August 11, 2015 | Myriah Towner
    Obama aide banned from the White House after she 'shoots at her cop boyfriend with his own gun in argument over affair' A White House staffer was arrested and placed on unpaid leave after allegedly grabbing her boyfriend's gun and shooting at him during a tense argument, police said Monday. Barvetta Singletary, 37 - a special assistant to the President and the House legislative affairs liaison - was arrested on Friday after the alleged incident. She reportedly confronted her boyfriend, a Capitol Hill police officer, about another woman he was seeing before grabbing his two cellphones and his .40 caliber...
  • Jeb Worked With Bloomberg Amid $50 Million Anti-Coal Campaign

    08/11/2015 4:37:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Daily Caller News ^ | 08/10/2015 | Michael Bastasch
    Presidential candidate and former Gov. Jeb Bush got into some hot water recently over his past work with a foundation run by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for its funding of Planned Parenthood. What went unnoticed, however, was that Bush worked with Bloomberg as he gave millions to environmental groups to take down the coal industry. Bush, who’s looking to win the Republican presidential nomination, served as a founding director of the Bloomberg Family Foundation — now called Bloomberg Philanthropies — from 2010 through 2014. During Bush’s second year with the organization, Bloomberg donated $50 million to the...