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  • Tale of the Tapes: IRS head confirms investigators have found backup tapes in Lerner probe

    07/23/2014 2:08:16 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    FOX News ^ | July 21, 2014
    The head of the IRS confirmed Wednesday that investigators looking into missing emails from ex-agency official Lois Lerner have found and are reviewing "backup tapes" -- despite earlier IRS claims that the tapes had been recycled. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, testifying before a House oversight subcommittee, stressed that he does not know "how they found them" or "whether there's anything on them or not." But he said the inspector general's office advised him the investigators are reviewing tapes to see if they contain any "recoverable" material. The revelation is significant because the IRS claimed, when the agency first told Congress...
  • Family Asked To Leave Southwest Flight After Tweet

    07/23/2014 9:36:52 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 58 replies
    CBS Minnesota ^ | 7/22/2014 | CBS Minnesota
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Twin Cities man is upset about the way his family was treated on a Southwest Airlines flight because of a tweet. Duff Watson says he was asked to de-board a flight from Denver to Minneapolis with his two kids on Sunday after an agent didn’t like a tweet he wrote about her service. Watson and the agent had a disagreement before boarding initially. “I was left, you know, very upset, very embarrassed, very humiliated,” Watson said. He’s an “A-List” passenger, which means he gets priority boarding. But a gate agent wouldn’t let his 6-year-old and 9-year-old...
  • Two Ukrainian fighter jets shot down as Kiev accuses Moscow of sending more arms to separatists

    07/23/2014 7:19:19 AM PDT · by GT Vander · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 23, 2014 | Iana Zagaruiko
    DONETSK, Ukraine – Two Ukrainian military fighter jets were reportedly shot down over the nation’s contested eastern region on Wednesday, even as U.S. and Ukrainian sources said Russian weaponry has been pouring in to separatists following the downing of a Malaysian passenger plane last week. The Ukrainian Defense Ministry said two Sukhoi-25 fighters were shot down Wednesday afternoon over an area called Savur Mogila. The planes may have been carrying up to two crew members each, according to Defense Ministry spokesman Oleksiy Dmitrashkovsky.
  • Obama’s Law Professor: "I Wouldn’t Bet" on Obamacare Surviving Next Legal Challenge

    07/22/2014 8:42:45 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 37 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 11, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama’s old Harvard Law professor, Laurence Tribe, said that he “wouldn’t bet the family farm” on Obamacare’s surviving the legal challenges to an IRS rule about who is eligible for subsidies that are currently working their way through the federal courts. “I don’t have a crystal ball,” Tribe told the Fiscal Times. “But I wouldn’t bet the family farm on this coming out in a way that preserves Obamacare.”
  • Why The Russians Are Panicking Over Flight 17

    07/22/2014 4:41:54 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 28 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 21, 2014 | Tom Nichols
    The one emotion most of us who study Russia never associate with the men of the Kremlin is panic. They’re not the type. They’re more like mobsters, prone to say “we have a problem” rather than to freak out. They think everything has a solution, although sometimes that solution might mean someone has to take nine grams of lead behind the ear. They do not raise their voices—my experience is that most Russian tough-guys are mumblers, not yellers—and they get things done, even if the final outcome might lack a certain, say, elegance. That’s why it’s unusual to see the...
  • Obama: Biden would make 'superb' president

    07/21/2014 12:48:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | July 21, 2014
    President Barack Obama said Joe Biden would make a "superb" president, but questioned whether his vice president or potential rival Hillary Clinton would want to endure another campaign for the White House, a media report Monday said. Obama, in an interview with the New Yorker, said Biden "has seen the job up close, he knows what the job entails. He understands how to separate what's really important from what's less important. I think he's got great people skills. He enjoys politics, and he's got important relationships up on the Hill (in Congress) that would serve him well." "Joe would be...
  • Another Take On Why Jews Vote Democrat (Evan Sayet)

    07/21/2014 6:10:57 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 97 replies
    EvanSayet.com ^ | 7-18-2014 | Evan Sayet
    American Jews overwhelmingly tend to vote Democrat for one simple reason: they see the choice as being between 1) the Democrats and their belief in nothing versus 2) the Republicans and their beliefs based on their Christian faith and heritage. Given that choice, then, rather than side with people of faith – which they see as a different and potentially antagonistic belief system – they feel safer in the party that is devoid of any values or convictions. The “thinking” behind this is that, if people believe in things then they might fight for those things. They might even commit...
  • Mrs. Obama Declares War on Chick-fil-A

    07/16/2014 2:11:01 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 48 replies
    townhall ^ | 7/15/14 | Todd Starnes
    The First Lady of these United States has declared war on Chick-fil-A. It seems the home of plump juicy breasts and hot buttered buns has run afoul of the new Smart Snacks in School program. The program is a component of Mrs. Obama’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.
  • The 5 Most Dangerous Guns in America (This article is so stupid it hurts my feelings.)

    07/16/2014 6:05:37 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 53 replies
    Rollingstone.com ^ | 7-14-2014 | Kristen Gwynne
    Contrary to what those who defend the right to own high-powered assault rifles believe, not all guns are created equal. Due to a combination of availability, portability and criminal usage the following five types of guns are the country's most dangerous. Using firearm trace data from the ATF, as well as FBI homicide records, we determined the types of guns most often recovered from crime scenes and/or used in murders. The numbers are stark: According to the FBI's 2012 Crime in the US data, nearly 70 percent of homicides for which the FBI received weapons data involved the use of...
  • America: No longer 1 nation, 1 people

    07/15/2014 10:21:09 PM PDT · by quesney · 75 replies
    WND ^ | Patrick J. Buchanan
    From 1845-1849, the Irish fleeing the famine. From 1890-1920, the Germans. Then the Italians, Poles, Jews and other Eastern Europeans. Then, immigration was suspended in 1924. From 1925 to 1965, the children and grandchildren of those immigrants were assimilated, Americanized. In strong public schools, they were taught our language, literature and history, and celebrated our holidays and heroes. We endured together through the Depression and sacrificed together in World War II and the Cold War. By 1960, we had become truly one nation and one people. === We no longer speak the same language, worship the same God, honor the...
  • Reid: Southern border is secure

    07/16/2014 1:13:36 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/15/14 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Tuesday asserted the southern border is secure despite the massive surge of illegal minors from Central America that has overwhelmed federal agencies. "The border is secure,” he told reporters after the Senate Democrats’ weekly policy lunch. “[Sen.] Martin Heinrich [(D-N.M.)] talked to the caucus today. He’s a border state senator. He said he can say without any equivocation the border is secure.” Reid said lawmakers need to worry less about border security and focus instead on President Obama’s $3.7 billion request to help process the tens of thousands of children from Honduras, Guatemala...
  • John Kerry: “I Get a Little Uptight” When I Hear About How Exceptional We Are

    07/15/2014 9:59:08 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 39 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7-15-2014 | Jim Hoft
    John Kerry made a name for himself by attacking the military and the United States. [video] So it should come as no surprise that Kerry is still bashing America. The Secretary of State recently told a crowd, “I get always a little uptight when I hear politicians say how exceptional we are.” The State Department reported, via Weekly Standard: "I was privileged to speak to the graduating class of Yale this year, and it was particularly a pleasure because it happened to turn out to be, literally, I hate to say it, 48 years to the day that I was...
  • The 4 NYC teachers banned from classrooms who rake in millions

    Three of the city’s longest-running “rubber room” teachers have raked in more than $1 million each for a decade of not working in classrooms, and a fourth is paid a top salary — $100,049 a year — not to teach. The Foul Four — who beat sexual-misconduct charges — can’t be fired by the Department of Education because they are entitled to job protections under state tenure laws, which require “due process.” Educators are entitled to a trial with an independent hearing officer who decides whether any misconduct warrants termination. A group of New York City parents filed a lawsuit...
  • ‘I,’ ‘Me,’ ‘My’—Obama Uses First Person Singular 199 Times in Speech Vowing Unilateral Action

    07/12/2014 3:53:14 PM PDT · by yoe · 21 replies
    CNSNEWS ^ | July 11, 2014 - 8:56 PM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Not counting instances when he quoted a letter from a citizen or cited dialogue from a movie, President Barack Obama used the first person singular--including the pronouns "I" and "me" and the adjective "my"--199 times in a speech he delivered Thursday vowing to use unilateral executive action to achieve his policy goals that Congress would not enact through the normal, constitutional legislative process. “It is lonely, me just doing stuff,” Obama said at the speech in Austin, Texas, (according to the official transcript and video)posted on the White House website. “I’m just telling the truth now,” Obama told the crowd....
  • Costco removing D'Souza's 'America' from shelves

    07/08/2014 4:16:56 AM PDT · by null and void · 57 replies
    WND ^ | 7/7/14 | Jerome R. Corsi
    President Obama visiting a Maryland Costco store in January. NEW YORK – The retail giant Costco Wholesale has issued an order to remove all copies of Dinesh D’Souza’s bestselling book, “America: Imagine the World Without Her,” from the shelves of its stores nationwide, WND has confirmed. The book, in this midterm election year, is a strong rebuttal of the progressive ideology behind President Obama’s policies, which have been supported by Costco co-founder and director Jim Sinegal, a major Democrat donor and a speaker at the 2012 Democratic National Convention that nominated the president. Costco has sold more than 3,600 copies...
  • Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi addresses Muslims in Mosul

    07/05/2014 6:35:49 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 7 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | July 5, 2014 | Hannah Strange
    Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State, emerged from the shadows to lead Friday prayers at Mosul’s Great Mosque, calling on the world’s Muslims to “obey” him as the head of the caliphate declared by the Sunni jihadist group. The notoriously secretive jihadi, who has never before been seen in public, chose the first Friday prayer service of Ramadan to make an audacious display of power in the city that the Sunni Islamists have now controlled for three weeks. Speaking from the balcony in his new incarnation as self-anointed “Caliph Ibrahim”, al-Baghdadi announced himself as “the leader who...
  • McDaniel Campaign Begins Legal Challenge in Mississippi GOP Primary

    07/03/2014 10:15:22 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 32 replies
    Time ^ | 07/03/2014 | Denver Nicks
    This year’s most hotly contested Republican primary elections entered a new round of controversy Thursday morning, when the Tea Party challenger attempting to unseat incumbent Senator Thad Cochran officially initiated a challenge to the results of a runoff last week. Insurgent candidate Chris McDaniel Thursday sent a “Notice of Intent to Challenge” to the Cochran campaign, the first step in an attempt to invalidate the election by revealing voting irregularities. Early next week the McDaniel campaign will file its official challenge with the state Republican Party, which oversees the primary election, McDaniel spokesman Noel Fritsch told TIME. A legal challenge...
  • John McCain: Cochran's Tactics against Tea Party in MS Worth Emulating

    One week after traveling to Mississippi to do his utmost to help Senator Thad Cochran (R) beat Tea Party rival Chris McDaniel, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) talked about the strengths he saw in Cochran's approach to campaigning. According to AZ Central, McCain dismissed criticism over the tactics the Republican Establishment used to get black Democrats to cross over and vote for Cochran. Said McCain, "There are some people complaining that African-American voters voted. [But] I thought one of the major priorities of the Republican Party was to get all minority and ethnic voters out to vote for Republicans."
  • Cutting off water to Detroit's poor 'an affront to human rights,' says UN

    06/29/2014 8:22:34 PM PDT · by RC one · 32 replies
    RT ^ | June 27, 2014 22:55
    Residents of Detroit, Michigan who are $150 or two months past-due on their water bills are having their water shut off by the bankrupt city. Now, even the United Nations has stepped in, saying Detroit is in violation of the human right to water.
  • "After America Comes North America", Gen. Petraeus Boasts

    06/27/2014 4:55:18 PM PDT · by givemELL · 3 replies
    The New American ^ | June 27, 2014 | Alex Newman
    "Former general and CIA chief David Petraeus (shown), a key figure in the globalist Council on Foreign Relations and the shadowy Bilderberg network, boasted at a recent conference that the United States of America is set to be merged into the continental regime being erected under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Speaking at the Margaret Thatcher Conference on Liberty last week in London, the ex-commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan and Iraq essentially celebrated the end of U.S. independence — and by extension, the demise of the Constitution. “After America comes North America,” Petraeus said confidently in answering...
  • Bill Richardson isn’t ‘Ready for Hillary.’

    06/24/2014 4:18:23 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 11 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 23, 2014 | Philip Rucker
    Bill Richardson, the former New Mexico governor who held in two senior positions in President Bill Clinton's administration, was labeled a turncoat in 2008 for endorsing Barack Obama over Hillary Rodham Clinton. Now, as Clinton weighs a second presidential run in 2016, Richardson wants the political world to know he's not on board -- yet. When I called Richardson last week soliciting his thoughts on Clinton's book tour, the first thing Richardson said was, "You know I'm not in the 'Ready for Hillary' camp, right?" "It's because of our differences when I endorsed Obama," Richardson said. "The differences haven't healed,...
  • Global Warming 'Fabricated' by NASA and NOAA

    06/24/2014 5:19:40 AM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 19 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | June 23, 2014 | James Delingpole & Kit Eastwood
    Scientists at two of the world’s leading climate centres - NASA and NOAA - have been caught out manipulating temperature data to overstate the extent of the 20th century "global warming". The evidence of their tinkering can clearly be seen at Real Science, where blogger Steven Goddard has posted a series of graphs which show "climate change" before and after the adjustments. When the raw data is used, there is little if any evidence of global warming and some evidence of global cooling. However, once the data has been adjusted - ie fabricated by computer models - 20th century 'global...
  • IRS canceled e-mail back-up service – weeks after Lerner hard drive crash

    06/23/2014 7:50:40 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 12 replies
    The coincidences just keep on a-rolling in the IRS targeting scandal. It turns out that the IRS didn’t just pay some low-level schlep to recycle backup server tapes on a six-month basis to maintain their e-mail records. They paid an outside firm, Sonasoft, to archive that data for long-term retrieval — or at least they did. That contract got canceled just weeks after Lois Lerner’s hard-drive failure, the Daily Caller learned: Update: J.E. Dyer has lots more about Sonasoft at Liberty Unyielding: Whatever Sonasoft’s obligations after the contract was terminated, it’s clear that the company had a relevant contractual obligation...
  • Obama expands government benefits for gay couples

    06/20/2014 7:22:13 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 17 replies
    AOL ^ | 6 20 2014 | Unknown
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A year after the Supreme Court struck down a law barring federal recognition of gay marriages, the Obama administration granted an array of new benefits Friday to same-sex couples, including those who live in states where gay marriage is against the law. The new measures range from Social Security and veterans benefits to work leave for caring for sick spouses. They are part of President Barack Obama's efforts to expand whatever protections he can offer to gays and lesbians even though more than half of the states don't recognize gay marriage. That effort has been confounded by...
  • Obama expands government benefits for gay couples

    06/20/2014 7:14:45 PM PDT · by narses · 17 replies
    US President Barack Obama speaks before signing a presidential memorandum regarding federal benefits and non-discrimination June 17, 2009 in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC. Obama is extending some federal benefits to same-sex partners of US government workers, in a nod to gay and lesbian groups becoming critical of his administration.
  • Jeb Bush for Veep?

    06/18/2014 2:18:30 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    National Journal ^ | 6/16/14 | Tom DeFrank
    Speculation among Republican strategists is that Bush won’t run for president in 2016, but might be willing to be a strong conservative’s running mate. Even before Eric Cantor’s seismic loss to a political novice backed by the tea party last week, many Republican elders had concluded that Jeb Bush, who really wants to become the third President Bush, won’t run in 2016. The emerging consensus explains why some of these party mandarins have launched a new political boomlet touting the ex-Florida governor: Jeb for Veep. At first the notion seems a little weird. While a reliable ideological conservative, Bush is...
  • Trademark board rules against Washington Redskins name

    06/18/2014 8:16:42 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 85 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 6/18/14 | ap
    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Patent Office ruled Wednesday that the Washington Redskins nickname is "disparaging of Native Americans" and that the team's federal trademarks for the name must be canceled. The 2-1 ruling comes after a campaign to change the name has gained momentum over the past year. The team doesn't immediately lose trademark protection and is allowed to retain it during an appeal.
  • The Collapsing Obama Doctrine

    06/17/2014 6:42:24 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 12 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Tuesday, June 17, 2014 | Dick Cheney and Liz Cheney
    As the terrorists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) threaten Baghdad, thousands of slaughtered Iraqis in their wake, it is worth recalling a few of President Obama's past statements about ISIS and al Qaeda. "If a J.V. team puts on Lakers' uniforms that doesn't make them Kobe Bryant" (January 2014). "[C]ore al Qaeda is on its heels, has been decimated" (August 2013). "So, let there be no doubt: The tide of war is receding" (Sept 2011). Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many. Too many times to...
  • Woman with 22 visible piercings seeks end to workplace dress code discrimination

    06/17/2014 6:02:28 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 45 replies
    National Post ^ | June 16, 2014 | Katrina Clarke
    An Edmonton woman who says she’s being discriminated against because she has 22 visible piercings is reigniting the debate about workplace dress codes. Kendra Behringer, 24, complained that one prospective employer threw out her résumé in front of her, but lawyers believe her chances of establishing discrimination are slim to non-existent, while employment and image experts say businesses are entitled to set rules on how workers dress. “The [employer] is going to perhaps wonder, ‘Will this person be able to conform to the rules that we have, or is this somebody who is more rebellious?’” said Diane Craig, president of...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio to Speak at State Department’s ‘Our Ocean’ Conference

    06/17/2014 11:42:49 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 21 replies
    variety.com ^ | 6/17/14 | Andrea Seikaly
    Leonardo DiCaprio to Speak at State Department’s ‘Our Ocean’ Conference by Andrea Seikaly Leonardo DiCaprio is set to speak at the State Department’s “Our Ocean” conference Tuesday morning. Secretary of State John Kerry will introduce DiCaprio, who will speak immediately after a video appearance by President Obama. “I’m pleased that Leo DiCaprio is lending his powerful voice to our call to action to work together to protect the world’s ocean,” said Secretary Kerry. Kerry invited the “Wolf of Wall Street” star to the conference because of the dedication that he and his Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation have demonstrated in efforts to...
  • US-made Stinger missiles have likely fallen into ISIS hands, officials say

    06/17/2014 6:21:18 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 17 replies
    FoxNews ^ | June 16, 2014 | FoxNews.com
    U.S. officials with access to the latest U.S. intelligence on Iraq told Fox News it "appears likely/probable" that U.S.-made Stinger missiles have fallen into the hands of Sunni insurgents. [....] Iraqi intelligence officials said ISIS fighters managed to take control of two big weapons depots late last week holding some 400,000 items, including AK-47 rifles, rockets and rocket-propelled grenades, artillery shells and mortars. A quarter of the stockpiles were quickly sent to Syria in order to help the group's comrades there, they said.
  • Obama Admin Forbids Lawmakers From Taking Photos Of Illegal Immigrant Facility

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is welcoming members of Congress and their senior staff to tour a temporary shelter being used to house illegal immigrant children — but the invite comes with a list of rules, including a suggestion that members leave their cellphones in their vehicles. No recording devices will be allowed (We may ask you to leave your cellphone in our vehicle) No questions will be allowed during the tour, but questions will be addressed later No interacting with staff and children at the shelter >>>We will provide photos of the facility after the tour<<<
  • Sarah Palin Is 'Just About' Ready To Renounce Her Republican Ties

    06/13/2014 6:59:39 PM PDT · by Innovative · 74 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 13, 2014 | Catherine Thompson
    News of poor conditions at a holding center in Arizona for undocumented, unaccompanied minors whipped Sarah Palin into a fury Friday -- so much so that she said she was on the verge of renouncing her ties to the Republican Party. She then accused President Barack Obama of orchestrating the "crisis" in Arizona in order to advance his own immigration reform agenda. "In this case, Obama’s refusal to enforce immigration laws and his blatant suggestion that his chosen illegal activity will be rewarded are proof of his tyrannical tactics," Palin wrote.
  • Bergdahl held in solitary confinement for 2 years, sources say (Fax me a crying towel)

    06/13/2014 4:35:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 13, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)American Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, while held prisoner in Afghanistan, was locked in solitary confinement for two straight years and did not see another human face for that entire time, senior military sources with knowledge of his "reintegration process" told Fox News. Officials said Bergdahl, during that period, only talked to his captors through the wall of a six-foot-by-six-foot metal box, in which he was kept. The box was just big enough for him to stand up straight and stretch his arms. If he was ever taken out of the box, Bergdahl was apparently hooded. Bergdahl told officials that this treatment...
  • Forbes: Why That Story About Irish Babies In A Septic Tank Is A Hoax

    06/10/2014 9:04:38 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 163 replies
    Forbes ^ | 6/09/2014 | Eamonn Fingleton
    Few of us are inclined to look a gift horse in the mouth, and that applies in spades to journalists running with a sensational news story. But even by normal media standards, recent reports about the bones of 796 babies being found in the septic tank of an Irish orphanage betray a degree of cynicism and irresponsibility rarely surpassed by allegedly reputable news organizations. Although the media attributed the “dumped in a septic tank” allegation to Catherine Corless, a local amateur historian, she denies making it. Her attempt to correct the record was reported by the Irish Times newspaper on...
  • Rik Mayall, star of The Young Ones, dies aged 56

    06/09/2014 10:39:14 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 32 replies
    BBC News ^ | 8th June 2014 | BBC News
    'British comedian and actor Rik Mayall has died aged 56. He played the obnoxious, poetry-writing anarchist Rick in The Young Ones alongside his friend Adrian Edmondson. The duo later went on to star in the sitcom Bottom. A pioneer of the 1980s alternative comedy scene, Mayall also appeared in Blackadder and The New Statesman.
  • Obama is driving the country to ruin

    06/09/2014 8:14:52 AM PDT · by dvan · 41 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 7, 2014 | Michael Goodwin
    If you think of the United States of America as a store, its recent decisions and scandals resemble a sale, perhaps a fire sale. Or maybe even a “Going Out of Business” sale. The list of dramatic markdowns is breathtaking. They include trading away five murderous terrorists for a likely Army deserter, an open invitation to tens of thousands of illegal immigrants to cross the Mexican border, and a decision to recognize the terrorist group Hamas as part of the Palestinian government. On the home front, environmental regulations will cost thousands of coal miners their jobs and drive up the...
  • When a president goes rogue

    06/05/2014 8:17:21 AM PDT · by Excellence · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 4, 2014 | George Will
    Not sure of posting rules for the Post. But this is George Will doing what George Will does best.
  • Bowe Bergdahl’s Former Roommates Paint Different Picture of Controversial Soldier

    06/04/2014 11:34:40 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 4, 2014 | Lauren Effron
    Controversy has surrounded newly freed Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl since his release from Taliban captivity, with some in the military, including members of his own unit, claiming he is a deserter, not a war hero. But Sherry Horton knows a different Bergdahl than the one the world has come to see in the chilling proof of life videos the Taliban released. "He's a very interesting guy, he was very quiet, he was an observer," Horton said. Horton, the artistic director of Sun Valley Ballet in Idaho, said she was Bergdahl's ballet teacher and later, she became his roommate in his...
  • Taliban Release Video Showing Bowe Bergdahl Release

    06/04/2014 5:10:01 AM PDT · by CodeJockey · 81 replies
    NBC News/Taliban ^ | 6/4/2014 | MUSHTAQ YUSUFZAI
    The Taliban released a video Wednesday purporting to show the moment former prisoner Bowe Bergdahl was handed over to American custody. The 17-minute video, sent to NBC News by a known Taliban spokesman, shows both sides quickly shaking hands before a clean-shaven Bergdahl is handed over.
  • Obama rules by decree because Congress lets him

    06/04/2014 5:04:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 6/4/2014 | Lord Monckton
    During the 2008 election campaign, Mr. Obama made two things clear. First, that the Constitution of the United States was a reactionary document that stood in the way of socialism. Secondly, that he was going to wage war on coal.
  • Never Say "I Kill White People Like You" When Asked To Turn Off Your Phone Post-Takeoff

    06/03/2014 7:19:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies
    Smoking Gun ^ | Smoking Gun
    Following takeoff from Nashville Sunday afternoon, a United Airlines passenger warned a fellow flyer that, “I kill white people like you” when she was asked to turn off her cell phone, investigators allege. The disruption on Flight 4205, which was bound for Houston, resulted in the Embraer 135’s return to Nashville’s airport, where Lashonda Lee Williams was arrested for assault.
  • White House declares June LGBT Pride Month

    06/02/2014 7:33:07 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 53 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 06/02/14 | Noah Berger
    LGBT rights just got another big push from the president himself. The White House on Friday issued a proclamation by President Barack Obama calling on Americans to eliminate prejudice “everywhere it exists,” declaring June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month.
  • Texas Border Patrol Nearing Collapse Thanks to Massive Influx of Illegal Aliens Coming for Amnesty

    06/02/2014 6:14:43 PM PDT · by kingattax · 35 replies
    Rightwing News ^ | June 2, 2014 | Cassy Fiano
    What happens when the United States announces to the world that we’ll be passing amnesty soon? Massive numbers of illegal aliens start flooding the Texas border so they can get here before amnesty is passed. Filmmaker Dennis Michael Lynch has chronicled the problems along the Mexican border in his documentaries, including his latest: They Come to America II. Lynch sat down with Megyn Kelly to reveal some new information about just how bad things are getting at the Texas border. Lynch said his information, which comes from “the guys who are down there” on the border, indicates that the Border...
  • BREAKING: 5 Gitmo Terrorists Arrive in Qatar “With No Sign They Are – Under Custody” (Video)

    06/02/2014 2:01:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/2/14 | Jim Hoft
    The five Guantanamo detainees released by the Obama administration in exchange for America’s last prisoner of war arrived in Qatar today. As Brian Ross reported on ABC: “The terror group is calling their release a major victory. New video posted this morning on an Afghan news website shows the five former detainees arriving in Qatar with no sign they are under any sort of custody or guard.… They received a hero’s welcome.”
  • Taliban Leader: The Prisoner Exchange Is A 'Great Victory' [Mullah Omar is Still Alive!]

    06/02/2014 9:03:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/02/2014 | THOMAS JOSCELYN, THE LONG WAR JOURNAL
    Mullah Omar, the reclusive head of the Taliban, has purportedly released a statement hailing the transfer of top five Taliban commanders from Guantanamo to Qatar. Omar says their freedom is a "great victory."The five Taliban leaders were exchanged for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who has been held by the Taliban since 2009.A copy of the statement attributed to Omar has been posted on the Taliban's Urdu-language web site.Omar thanks the government of Qatar, as well as its emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad, for his help in brokering the deal and for hosting the Taliban leaders. In earlier statements, both President Barack Obama and...
  • Taliban's Mullah Omar celebrates prisoner-swap 'victory'

    06/01/2014 5:47:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    BBC News ^ | June 1, 2014
    Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has issued a rare public statement hailing the exchange of five Guantanamo Bay detainees for a Taliban-held US soldier as a "big victory". Mullah Omar, who has made no public appearances or speeches since fleeing Afghanistan in 2001 when US-led forces toppled the Taliban after the 9/11 attacks in the US, said: "I extend my heartfelt congratulations to the entire Afghan Muslim nation." Sources close to the Taliban say that the deal took so long to negotiate because of a US desire to widen the scope of the talks. They say that this precise...
  • Obama admin. launches $250K study to identify LGBT historical landmarks

    05/30/2014 6:43:12 PM PDT · by Antioch · 41 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Friday, May 30, 2014 | Douglas Ernst
    The National Park Service announced Friday that it will launch a study to identify places of historical significance to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. Secretary Sally Jewell made the announcement at The Stonewall Inn, which was the site of the 1969 riots that helped launch the modern gay rights movement. It is currently the only site in the country designated a national landmark. Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/may/30/obama-administration-launches-250k-study-identify-/#ixzz33FmB3H9X Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter
  • Seth Rogen, Judd Apatow slam WaPo movie critic linking their comedies to Santa Barbara murders

    05/28/2014 8:12:05 AM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 17 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 5/27/14 | Ethan Sacks
    Seth Rogen and Judd Apatow are not laughing over a film critic's op-ed that suggested their movies could have influenced the mass murder in Santa Barbara, Calif. In a column published Sunday in the Washington Post, Ann Hornaday blamed the rage that fueled mass murderer Elliot Rodger's rampage — which left six dead and 13 wounded — on the entertainment industry, in which the killer's father worked as a second unit director. "How many students watch outsized frat-boy fantasies like (Rogen's) ‘Neighbors’ and feel, as Rodger did, unjustly shut out of college life that should be full of ‘sex and...
  • Nancy Pelosi: Obamacare Is ‘Beautiful’ (Video)

    05/27/2014 5:01:57 PM PDT · by kingattax · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 27, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told the far left Vox.com that Obamacare is ‘beautiful.’ 56 percent of Americans disapprove of the disastrous law.