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  • Sen. Lindsey Graham: Send U.S. troops to topple Assad

    04/28/2015 12:00:54 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 52 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 18 hours ago | Rick Newman
    Specific proposals to end the appalling violence in Syria, Yemen, and territories controlled by the Islamic State group are scarce in the nascent presidential campaign. That is about to change. Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina -- who tells Yahoo Finance he’s “92-and-a-half percent sure” he’s running for president -- wants to send U.S. troops back to the world’s most volatile region to stamp out vicious terrorism and remove Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. “Assad has to go,” he says in the video above. “We’re going to have to send some of our soldiers back into the Middle East.”
  • US defense commitment to Japan 'ironclad', includes Senkakus: Kerry

    04/28/2015 11:30:59 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 14 replies
    BI ^ | Apr. 27, 2015, 12:13 PM | AFP
    The US commitment to the defense of Japan is "ironclad," top US diplomat John Kerry vowed Monday
  • EXCLUSIVE: Iranian Source Confirms Seizure of US Owned Ship

    04/28/2015 11:05:11 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 39 replies
    Fars News Agency ^ | April 28, 2015
    TEHRAN (FNA)- An informed source in Iran confirmed earlier reports that the Iranian Navy has seized a US ship in the Persian Gulf, adding that the ship is Marshall Islands-flagged, but is owned by the US. "The ship is a trade vessel and has been seized by the Iranian navy at the request of Iran's Ports and Maritime Organization," the source told FNA on Tuesday. "The ship was seized after a relevant court order was issued for its confiscation," he added, indicating that the the IPMO had monetary differences with the ship owner. The source said the ship is a...
  • Scott Walker up double digits in Iowa: poll

    04/28/2015 11:01:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 28, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    A new poll shows Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker sitting atop a handful of 2016 GOP contenders in the early presidential state of Iowa, notching a 10-point lead over his nearest rival. Mr. Walker, who has not yet officially declared his candidacy, was the choice of 23 percent of Republicans, followed by Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida at 13 percent and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at 12 percent, according to the survey released Tuesday by the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling......................"
  • Senate Leadership Stabs Gun Owners in the Back

    04/28/2015 7:49:43 AM PDT · by OPS4 · 19 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 5/23/15 | GOA
    McConnell shuts down the pro-gun filibuster of Lynch Given the votes that were there against Lynch, McConnell hatched a plan to ensure she would be confirmed with no difficulty. First, McConnell brought up her nomination -- even though he, alone, could have stopped Lynch's confirmation by refusing to move to proceed to her. Then, McConnell filed what’s known as a “cloture petition” to shut down the pro-gun filibuster. Finally, the effects of leadership strong-arming were evidenced by the fact that several Republicans flipped their votes (a.k.a., lied) and voted to shut down the pro-gun filibuster -- in a move called...
  • The Strange Case of Modern Immigration - The West is too cowed by guilt to look at it honestly

    04/28/2015 7:29:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | April 28, 2015 | Victor Davis Hansen
    <p>Is immigrating from less-developed countries to the West a good or a bad thing, for host and guest? Is the immigrant angry at, or nostalgic for, the country he left? Is he thankful to or resentful of the country he has come to? Does the Westerner know why the other seeks him out or why he himself chooses not to emigrate to the non-West? These questions and dozens like them are not so much never answered as never even asked. The result is chaos.</p>
  • U.S. AND RED ARMIES JOIN, SPLIT GERMANY; 3D ARMY IN AUSTRIA; RUSSIANS IN POTSDAM (4/28/45)

    04/28/2015 4:22:08 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 29 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 4/28/45 | Drew Middleton, Harold Denny, Bertram D. Hulen, C.L. Sulzberger, Virginia Lee Warren, Milton Bracker
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  • LAPD, Other Police Departments on Alert as Baltimore Warns of Gang Pact

    04/28/2015 4:13:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 27, 2015 | Andrew Blankstein and Tracy Connor
    The Los Angeles Police Department is ordering officers to ride in pairs because of a warning that street gangs made a pact to "take out" cops after a Baltimore man was fatally injured while in custody. L.A. officials said they made the call to issue the so-called "blue alert" out of an abundance of caution, and until they can assess how serious the threat is. In a statement issued earlier Monday, embattled Baltimore police announced they had received a "credible threat" that the Black Guerrilla Family, the Bloods, the Crips and other rivals planned to target officers. "Law enforcement agencies...
  • Lebanese-born Texas man gets 5 years for lying about Hezbollah links

    04/28/2015 3:42:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    A U.S. court sentenced a Lebanese man living in Texas to five years in jail for knowingly lying to federal authorities after failing to reveal his former links with the Amal Movement and Hezbollah when he applied for U.S. citizenship. Wissam "Sam" Allouche, 45, was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the San Antonio Joint Terrorism Task Force in May 2013. He became an American citizen in 2009 after marrying a U.S. army soldier. The announcement, made by the FBI office in San Antonio, Texas, said Allouche was sentenced to five years in federal prison for making a...
  • Pastors ask for calm, order as Officer Brelo trial continues

    04/28/2015 3:31:48 AM PDT · by EBH · 2 replies
    Fox8News ^ | 8/27/2015 | Darci Loreno
    CLEVELAND, Ohio — In light of the ongoing trial of Cleveland Officer Michael Brelo, Cleveland pastors Monday will ask for calm and order regardless of the verdict. A press conference was held at 1 p.m., and pastors spoke on the situation. “We are aware that forces outside and inside of our city are working to bring a negative view of Cleveland to the rest of the world. We want to stress how important it is for all of us to remain in a state of calm as we dialogue and respond to whatever the decision of the court,” Pastor Larry...
  • Scott Walker: The Left Never Stops

    04/28/2015 1:39:27 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Howie Carr Show ^ | April 27, 2008 | Howie Carr interviews Gov. Scott Walker
    17:41 radio interviewCarr: What happened with the Wall Street Journal? Walker: ......Border, Amnesty, Legal immigration, Economy, American workers and wages.... Carr: The WSJ basically ignored everything you said...... Walker: ....A distraction from what I really said.... Carr: H-1B Visas, we talk a lot about that on our show....... WSJ: Texas gets people to move there [not connected with H-1B Visas]. Walker: Explains why people move to Texas - lower taxes, regulations....... Republican Gov. reform leadership. Carr: Thank you for speaking out for the American workers. The fact that they're so hysterical, shows you how empty their arguments are.. Carr:...
  • LATE BREAKING OVERNIGHT TWEETS FROM BALTIMORE

    04/28/2015 2:20:24 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 15 replies
    Breaking News ^ | 4/28/2015 | Self/breakingnews.com
    The late reports from Baltimore as tweeted to breakingnews.com after midnight....... "Photo; Burned out building in Baltimore, Harman Ave., 6 fire trucks in attendance-@jonswaine....... Curfew in Baltimore to be in effect from 10pmApril 28 until 5amMay4, police say-@BaltimorePolice...... Police investigating reports of man being shot in leg on Cold Spring Lane in Baltimore-@Baltmore Police..... Photo: Firefighers continue to battle fires throughout Baltimore area-@PhilipinDC....... Editor's note: We are seeing reports of 911 calls going unanswered in the Baltimore area amid unrest. According to @PaulGessler, no operators are picking up.-Jillian Baltimore police deploying officers with fire department to ensure operations not disrupted...
  • Who’s in Charge? Gov. Walker Talks About Wisconsin Witch Hunt; Witch Hunters Not Pleased

    04/28/2015 2:13:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 27, 2015 | John Hayward
    While visiting Iowa this weekend, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker commented on the wildly out-of-control “John Doe” prosecution waged by partisan Democrats in his state. One of the many objectionable features of this crusade was that the targets were legally gagged from talking about it. Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm responded to Walker’s comments by threatening him. Whatever Chisholm’s virtues as a D.A. might be, a keen sense of irony is evidently not among them.The Wisconsin Witch Hunt has been an abiding interest of mine for years–rarely have so many been terrorized by so few for so little gain, until...
  • VIDEO: Angry mother disciplines son after catching him participating in Baltimore riots

    04/28/2015 2:01:32 AM PDT · by markomalley · 45 replies
    Fox DC ^ | 4/28/15
    A mother was spotted in the midst of a chaotic scene Monday in Baltimore reminding her son who is boss. This video shows the mom taking things into her own hands after catching her son throw rocks at police during a massive riot in Baltimore. After recognizing her son, she is seen grabbing him right off the street Rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos Monday, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers hours after thousands mourned the man who died from a severe spinal injury he suffered in police custody.
  • CNN’s Marc Lamont Hill on Baltimore: ‘This Is Not a Riot’ But ‘Uprisings’ Against ‘Police Terrorism’

    04/28/2015 1:31:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 4/28/15 | Curtis Houck
    During CNN’s live coverage on Monday night of the Baltimore riots, CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill urged viewers to view what was taking place as “not a riot” but “uprisings” in response to African-Americans “dying in the streets for months, years, decades, centuries” due to “police terrorism.” When brought into the discussion by CNN Tonight host Don Lemon, Hill declared that “there shouldn’t be calm tonight” in Baltimore since there’s been “black people...dying in the streets for months, years, decades, centuries” and endorsed the need “resistance to oppression and when resistance occurs, you can't circumscribe resistance.” (video at link) The...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Base San Diego, California ~ 28 APR 2015

    04/27/2015 5:58:32 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 54 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Naval Base San Diego, California Naval Base San Diego is the largest base of the United States Navy on the west coast of the United States, in San Diego, California. Naval Base San Diego is the principal homeport of the Pacific Fleet, consisting of 60 ships and an additional 50 tenant commands. The base is comprised of 14 piers stretched over 977 acres of land and 326 acres of water. The total on base population is 35,000 military personnel and 7,000 civilians. A thoroughly modern, state-of-the-art naval facility, Naval Base San...
  • Entire junior class, 280 high-schoolers, show Obama just what he can do with Common Core! (Seattle)

    04/27/2015 5:18:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 4/26/15 | Tom Tillison
    The entire junior class of a Seattle high school sent an unmistakable message to President Obama and other supporters of the Common Core curriculum last week: Thanks, but no thanks. Not a single junior at Nathan Hale High showed up Tuesday to take new state exams in reading and math, a Seattle Public Schools spokeswoman told The Seattle Times. That’s 280 students who skipped the tests in a show of force. **SNIP** “They didn’t skip school all day,” district spokeswoman Stacy Howard told the newspaper. “They just didn’t show up during the testing period.”
  • Black caucus chairman urges calm in Baltimore ["all is well...remain calm!!!]

    04/27/2015 5:08:11 PM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/27/15 | David McCabe
    The chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus called on Monday night called for calm as violent clashes between police and protesters escalated in Baltimore. "We call for peaceful protests so that additional lives are not lost," said Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.). "We understand people are angry and that the community is upset, but violence only distracts us from the justice we seek. Violence does not lead to justice."“The CBC will continue to work with federal, state and local governments to ensure this system is fair and impartial. African Americans deserve to be treated equally before the law," he said. On...
  • Sen. David Perdue: Obama Runs ‘Country Without Congress’ [and....???]

    04/27/2015 4:47:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/27/15 | Adam Kredo
    President Barack Obama’s abuse of executive power privileges has essentially frozen Congress out of the government for the past six years, leading to foreign policy disasters across the globe and systemic domestic problems, according to Sen. David Perdue (R., Ga.), who blasted the White House’s abuse of power during a speech on the Senate floor Monday evening.Perdue, in his first wide-ranging speech from the Senate floor, blasted what he said is the Obama administration’s unprecedented abuse of the presidency and failure to set America on stable path.“Unbridled use of executive orders and regulatory mandates has basically allowed this president to...
  • Maryland Sens. Call On DOJ To Investigate Freddie Gray Death

    04/27/2015 4:40:34 PM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/27/15 | Kerry Picket
    Democratic Maryland senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin called upon the Justice Department for an independent investigation into the Baltimore City Police’s handling of Freddie Gray Monday.“First of all, we’re very concerned, Senator Cardin and I, about the situation in Baltimore. We’re both concerned very much about Freddie Gray and making sure justice is done,” Mikulski told reporters.“And in order for justice to be done we have asked for an independent investigation by the Justice Department to say what happened. And therefore once that is determined then whatever comes out of that investigation should go forward.”Cardin confirmed that the DOJ...
  • Priorities: Nets Cover First Dog Bo 28 Times More Than Armenian Genocide

    04/24/2015 7:06:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | April 24, 2015 | Dan Gainor
    Many historians call the Armenian Holocaust the first holocaust of the 20th Century, a dress rehearsal for the Nazi nightmare that followed. This April 24 marks the 100th anniversary of the death of roughly 1.5 million Armenian Christians at the hands of Turkish Muslims. That mass slaughter has gone virtually unreported by the broadcast networks. It was a genocide so awful that candidate Barack Obama promised in 2008 he would acknowledge it as such. “As president, I will recognize the Armenian genocide,” he vowed. Obama has violated that promise every year since. This will be the seventh anniversary that Obama...
  • "God Gave Me a Cold For a Reason": California Survivor of Mount Everest Avalanche

    04/27/2015 2:34:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 56 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Kris Sanchez
    It’s very likely that Scott Holder of Santa Rosa would have been among the 17 people killed in Nepal after an earthquake unleashed an avalanche on Mount Everest. But he had a massive cold. ow to Help Victims of the Nepal Earthquake And instead of climbing up the Earth’s highest mountain, the 49-year-old financial adviser and mountaineer had headed back to below camp before big catastrophe on Saturday. “At the end of the day, God gave me a cold for a reason,” Holder, 49, told NBC Bay Area by phone from the capital city of Kathmandu near Mount Everest. And...
  • GoFundMe shuts down another donations page for a Christian business owner accused of discrimination?

    04/27/2015 3:15:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4/27/15 | Allahpundit
    The question mark’s in the headline because they haven’t commented yet on where the page went or why, but you can guess what happened if you read Jazz’s post yesterday. A GoFundMe page for a different Christian-owned business, Sweet Cakes by Melissa in Oregon, was yanked down by GFM because there are discrimination charges pending against the owner and it’s GFM’s policy not to raise money “in defense of formal charges of heinous crimes, including violent, hateful, or sexual acts.” Politely refusing to cater a gay wedding is, evidently, now a “heinous crime.” But that raised a question: If charity...
  • Teen Pulls Couple from Wreckage in Loma Portal Hit-and-Run Crash

    04/27/2015 2:51:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 4/27 | Samantha Tatro and Omari Fleming
    “It hurt my heart because they were helpless," the teenager told NBC 7.A San Diego teenager was one of the first to jump in and help a couple trapped and in shock following in a hit-and-run crash in Loma Portal Saturday. “It hurt my heart because they were helpless and didn’t know what to do," said 18-year-old Nida Wongsri. Wongsri told NBC 7 she first spotted the couple's minivan near the intersection of Chatsworth Boulevard and Elliot Street Saturday night, the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department said. The minivan crashed on its side and the couple inside - described by police...
  • Celebrities Thankful to Vanity Fair WHCD Party for Giving Them Another Chance to Praise Obama

    04/27/2015 1:51:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | April 27, 2015 | Jen Chaney
    The Vanity Fair–Bloomberg cocktail reception that follows the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, held at the franco-swank residence of the French ambassador, is the kind of party where Katie Couric can kick off her shoes and spend much of the party in bare feet. It’s the kind of party where Charlie Rose and Ashley Judd stand by one of several bars and engage in a lot of intense close-talking. It’s the kind of party where one waits in line to use the loo, just as one has done at every normal, far less glitzy house party since the 1990s. But then...
  • New Hampshire poll: Ayotte opens up 6-point lead; Walker, others lead Clinton

    04/27/2015 1:06:45 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Gravis Marketing ^ | April 27, 2015 | Gravis Insights
    The incumbent Republican senator from New Hampshire opened up a six-point over Gov. Margaret “Maggie” Hassan, her presumptive Democratic challenger in the April 21-22 Townhall/Gravis poll of 1,117 voters. Sen. Kelly A. Ayotte (R.-N.H.), who was endorsed in 2010 by former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, is building a solid lead over Hassan, said Doug Kaplan, the managing partner of Gravis Insights, the Florida-based firm that conducted the poll. Hassan has not announced. Ayotte leads with voters under 50, 52 percent to Hassan’s 40 percent and support of 88 percent of Republicans, he said. Hassan holds the support of 82 percent...
  • BEN AFFLECK HAS ANOTHER NINE SLAVEHOLDER ANCESTORS FROM THROUGHOUT THE SOUTH (214 slaves total)

    04/27/2015 12:52:50 PM PDT · by drewh · 58 replies
    Big Government ^ | April 27, 2015
    Movie star Ben Affleck has another nine slaveholder ancestors from Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia, according to publicly available Census records and genealogy research conducted by Breitbart News. Last week, Affleck admitted that he successfully pressured Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates to edit his Georgia slaveholding ancestor, Benjamin Cole, out of an episode of the PBS series “Finding Your Roots” that featured his family history. This brings the number of Affleck’s known slaveholder ancestors to 12, who owned a total of 214 slaves. The relative ease with which Breitbart News was able to find these nine additional slaveholding...
  • Meteorologist: My millionaire ex said he’d kill me if I didn’t get an abortion

    04/27/2015 12:42:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | 4/27 | Rebecca Rosenberg
    A TV meteorologist claims her millionaire ex-boyfriend forced her to abort their baby — and choked her while she was recovering from the procedure, Manhattan court papers show. “I will kill you and our unborn child if you don’t have an abortion. I will run away to China after I kill you,” Stephen Jones, 48, told Roxanna Haynes, 30, this month, according to prosecutors. Jones, the $6 million-a-year head of the KPMG auditing firm’s Global Strategy Group
  • Radio Iran: ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Dead

    04/27/2015 12:27:15 PM PDT · by drewh · 22 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Apr 27, 2015, 05.26 PM IST
    The enigmatic chief of Islamic State jihadist group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead, Radio Iran has reported on Monday. Earlier, a Guardian report quoting sources with inside knowledge of the group reported that al-Baghdadi was severely injured in a US-led coalition air strike in March. According to that report, al-Baghdadi was inujred at al-Baaj district of Nineveh, close to the Syrian border. It also said he was making a slow recovery and was out of his day-to-day control of the jihadist group. Al-Baghdadi, believed to be in his 40s, had a $10 million US bounty on his head. Since taking...
  • Gov. Scott Walker Is ‘Clear Frontrunner’ in Iowa, Expert Writes

    04/27/2015 12:04:23 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 27, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker appears to have an early edge in Iowa. Craig Robinson, founder and editor of TheIowaRepublican.com, calls Walker the “clear frontrunner” following the weekend Faith and Freedom Coalition event in that state, which hosts the country’s first caucuses. A number of the potential GOP presidential candidates attended the summit and addressed an audience of Iowa voters. Sen. Marco Rubio delivered “one of the best-delivered speeches of the night,” Robinson writes. The political observer added that Sen. Rand Paul and Carly Fiorina got people talking. Fiorina “is going to be a surprise on caucus night if she keeps...
  • US Expects Israeli Pledge to Two-States to Continue

    04/27/2015 11:18:39 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/4/15 | Cynthia Blank
    US Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman had a harsh message for American Jewish leaders on Monday. Sherman warned them that if the new Israeli government does not demonstrate a strong commitment to the two-state solution, the US will have trouble assisting it in efforts to halt international initiatives at the United Nations. Speaking at a conference of the Reform Movement in the United States, Sherman insisted the US government has "always had Israel's back in the international arena, even when it meant standing alone. This will continue to be the case." But, she continued, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's actions prior...
  • Audi just created diesel fuel from air and water

    04/27/2015 11:16:12 AM PDT · by Hostage · 96 replies
    Gizmag ^ | April 26, 2015 | Eric Mack
    Audi is making a new fuel for internal combustion engines that has the potential to make a big dent when it comes to climate change – that's because the synthetic diesel is made from just water and carbon dioxide. The company's pilot plant, which is operated by German startup Sunfire in Dresden, produced its first batches of the "e-diesel" this month. German Federal Minister of Education and Research Johanna Wanka put a few liters of the fuel in her work car, an Audi A8, to commemorate the accomplishment. The base fuel is referred to as "blue crude," and begins by...
  • EU won't send armed force to Ukraine despite clashes

    04/27/2015 10:33:50 AM PDT · by McGruff · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | 4/27/2015
    EU leaders have told Ukraine they are worried about ceasefire violations in the east of the country but will not send armed peacekeepers there. "We can only talk about a civilian mission, not military," European Council President Donald Tusk told a news conference in Kiev.
  • Supreme Court tosses ObamaCare contraception ruling

    04/27/2015 8:46:08 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 27, 2015 | Sarah Ferris
    The Supreme Court on Monday gave new life to a lawsuit challenging ObamaCare’s contraception mandate, striking down a previous ruling in favor of the federal government. An appeals court in Cincinnati will now reconsider the legal challenge from the Catholic groups in Michigan and Tennessee that had sought exemptions from an ObamaCare provision that requires employers to cover birth control for all workers. The justices asked the lower court to reconsider the case in light of last year's landmark ruling on the contraception mandate. That ruling, which was issued last June, decided that the arts-and-crafts retailer, Hobby Lobby, could...
  • Iranian General Says Saudi Arabia Will Soon Be Toppled

    04/27/2015 8:28:57 AM PDT · by McGruff · 22 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 27, 2015 | THOMAS ERDBRINK
    A senior Iranian general said on Monday that the leadership of Saudi Arabia, a regional rival, was on the edge of collapse and would be toppled soon, “God willing.” Saudi-led bombardments on Yemen are “shameless and rude and an affront to all Islamic values,” the head of the 150,000-strong Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari, said during a speech in Tehran.
  • George W. Bush Just Sharply Criticized Obama for the First Time

    04/27/2015 8:01:50 AM PDT · by lbryce · 39 replies
    Yahoo via Reuters ^ | April25, 2015 | Jason Reed
    Former President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama.Former President George W. Bush apparently did something over the weekend that is quite rare for him: He criticized his successor in the White House. According to multiple reports on a closed-door Saturday event with Jewish donors, Bush offered his harshest public assessment of President Barack Obama's foreign policy. Bloomberg's Josh Rogin reported that Bush said Obama had caused the US to "retreat" around the world and that Obama had charted the wrong course in his nuclear negotiations with Iran
  • White House Mulls Shift in Hostage Ransom Policy

    04/27/2015 7:48:34 AM PDT · by xzins · 17 replies
    CBN ^ | 27 Apr 15
    The families of American hostages held by foreign kidnappers could soon be allowed to pay ransoms or raise money to free their loved ones without fear of federal prosecution. That's according to a recommendation by a White House-ordered advisory group. "There will be absolutely zero chance of any family member of an American held hostage overseas ever facing jail themselves, or even the threat of prosecution, for trying to free their loved ones," said one of three senior officials familiar with the hostage policy team's ongoing review. The advisory group interviewed many who have experienced this first hand, including the...
  • Conservative Media Rallies to Walker After Tough Talk on Legal Immigration

    04/27/2015 4:48:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 26, 2015 | William Bigelow
    The conservative movement’s leading media icons lined up to back Scott Walker after the media attempted to lynch him for talking tough on immigration.After being attacked...Walker stayed the course...“A couple years ago, when the unemployment rate was at incredibly high levels and labor participation was low, why would we want to flood the market with more workers?” he said. “So that would be a time when you would have arguably less. As the unemployment rate goes down and labor participation rates go up, the two have to go hand in hand. Then it could be conceivably more than we have...
  • PARLEY IN DISPUTE OVER PERMANENT HEAD; BRITISH WIN BREMEN, PATTON SWEEPS ON (4/27/45)

    04/27/2015 4:11:26 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 48 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 4/27/45 | James B. Reston, Bertram D. Hulen, Drew Middleton, C.L. Sulzberger, Virginia Lee Warren, more
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  • Chinese Persecution of Christians Reaches Highest Level in a Decade

    04/27/2015 2:56:33 AM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/27/15 | Daniel Wiser
    Christians and followers of other religions in China suffered the worst abuses in a decade last year as part of a state-sponsored crackdown on dissent, according to a Christian human rights group.The organization China Aid said the persecution of religious practitioners and human rights advocates in China increased by more than 150 percent last year.According to its annual report released on Tuesday, 17,884 individuals were persecuted for their religious beliefs. Authorities detained nearly 3,000 dissidents and sentenced 1,274 people, compared to just 12 in 2013.President Xi Jinping of China, widely viewed as the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) most authoritarian leader...
  • In KPIX Interview, Former California GOP Chairman Launches Campaign For U.S. Senate (Del Beccaro)

    04/26/2015 10:07:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | April 26, 2015
    Saying “California needs some things fixed and we’re gonna fix them,” Thomas Gerard F. “Tom” Del Beccaro, who served as chairman of the California Republican Party from 2011 to 2013 announced on Sunday he was entering the race to succeed Barbara Boxer in the U.S. Senate. In an interview with Phil Matier on KPIX-TV, Del Beccaro pledged he would, if elected, work to implement a flat tax and would craft a comprehensive water plan to alleviate the effects of California’s drought. “I think it’s time for a new generation of ideas when it comes to economic policy, certainly water policy...
  • Golden Gate Bridge Officials Ask Sen. Feinstein For Help Restricting Drones

    04/26/2015 9:57:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | April 26, 2015
    The agency that manages the Golden Gate Bridge is asking Sen. Dianne Feinstein for help in restricting the rising number of remote-controlled drones that have been buzzing the famous span. Golden Gate Transportation District General manager Denis Mulligan tells the Marin Independent Journal that the unmanned aerial devices pose safety and security threats to the bridge
  • Mirkarimi Gets Conviction Expunged in His Domestic Violence Case

    04/26/2015 9:52:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s conviction for grabbing and bruising his wife’s arm, which nearly cost him his job and made him the first sheriff in San Francisco history to be legally barred from carrying a gun, was expunged from his record Monday. Mirkarimi had petitioned to clear his record, a common request in misdemeanor cases but one that held symbolic impact for a politician whose career was marred by the highly-publicized scandal. Mirkarimi was absent from Monday’s hearing at the Hall of Justice, where San Francisco Superior Court Judge Tracie Brown granted the petition. The sheriff’s attorney, Betsy Wolkin, had argued...
  • Officer reunited with newborn he found in dumpster in 1989 [Awwwww Alert]

    04/26/2015 6:20:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    AP ^ | 4/26/15
    An officer who found an abandoned newborn in a garbage dumpster has been reunited with the now 25-year-old man he helped save. Santa Ana police officer Michael Buelna and Robin Barton recently met in an emotional reunion, KABC-TV reported (http://abc7ne.ws/1QwNdzt ). "I hoped that someday I would see him again," Buelna said. Buelna was on duty in November 1989 when he heard a faint sound coming from a trash bin. Buelna started shifting through the trash and discovered a baby, his umbilical cord still attached. The child was just four hours old and weighed 4 pounds, 2 ounces. "He still...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Donald Blakeslee ~ April 27, 2015

    04/26/2015 4:59:53 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 72 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC
    Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~Col. Donald Blakeslee Story from this website...and this one.More here.             New York Times, October 3, 2008 By Dennis Hevesi Col. Donald Blakeslee, one of the most decorated fighter pilots of World War II and the commander of the first American fighter squadrons to reach Berlin as the Allies ground...
  • Hillary channels Madame Mao: 'deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases...

    04/26/2015 4:54:47 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/25/15 | Thomas Lifson
    Barack Obama was a piker when he wrote about audacity. Hillary Clinton seems to be calling for nothing less than a Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution in the United States, mimicking Mao Zedong’s wife Jiang Qing, who sought to overturn millennia of Chinese culture in order to impose a communist paradise through the Cultural Revolution. But of course, Hillary was urging the rejection of our religious and cultural heritage in order to facilitate the killing of unborn children. Kerry Pickett of The Daily Caller reports: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took a feminist tone on Thursday. She told attendees at the...
  • Islamic State declares caliphate in Yemen, vows to “cut throats of Houthis”

    04/26/2015 4:21:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 4/26/15 | Robert Spencer
    Iraq and Syria, Libya, Yemen, Nigeria, the Philippines — but nothing to be concerned about: Obama and John Kerry and David Cameron and every other Western leader assures us that it has nothing to do with Islam. “ISIS Says It’s Established A Caliphate In Yemen,” by Jamie Tarabay, Vocativ, April 24, 2015: Supporters of the Islamic State say they’ve declared a caliphate in the deserts of Yemen, where government forces are battling Shiite Houthi rebels, and Al Qaeda fighters are gaining ground amid the chaos.In a nine minute video published online, the group calls itself Soldiers of the Caliphate in...
  • Lee County Deputy Yvan Fernandez Fired For Not Responding to 911 to Eat Lunch (Pizza)

    04/26/2015 3:50:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    WPTV ^ | 4/25 | Sara Belsole
    A Lee County deputy is off the job after an internal report reveals he didn't respond to a 911 call so he could eat lunch. The investigation surrounds a 911 call from a home on Dryden Circle on March 13th. The caller wasn't speaking, so dispatch alerted Deputy Yvan Fernandez. But instead of responding, reports show Fernandez went to eat lunch instead. The woman caller was having a medical emergency and later died. "He made a decision at that moment of time that his lunch and what he had on his personal plate, pun intended I suppose, was more important...
  • How Would Bill Clinton Run Against Hillary Clinton?

    04/26/2015 3:22:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | JAMES NOVOGROD, RICHARD ENGEL AND CASSANDRA VINOGRAD
    A major aftershock hit the Kathmandu area of Nepal on Sunday, terrifying locals as rescuers dug for survivors of a devastating earthquake which left more than 2,500 people dead. The United States Geological Survey said the tremor registered an initial 6.7 magnitude — compared with Saturday's 7.8 magnitude quake. The aftershock sparked screams and sent terrified people into the streets of Kathmandu. At the city's airport, the floor rolled with the tremor. Passengers rushed past the immigration desks and customs officials abandoned their seats, rushing to take cover along a row of pillars as the building shook and lights briefly...
  • Edmund Hillary Would Be 'Horrified and Saddened' by Nepal Devastation-Daughter(Son Safe at Everest)

    04/26/2015 3:02:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    TVNZ ^ | April 26 2015
    The family of mountaineering great, the late Sir Edmund Hillary, say he'd be horrified and saddened by the devastating earthquake in Nepal. New Zealand and Nepal have developed a close relationship over the years, mainly through the work of Sir Ed. His son, Peter, was in Nepal when the powerful magnitude 7.8 quake struck on Saturday evening New Zealand time. The quake, centered outside the capital, Kathmandu, killed more than 1,900 people and destroyed infrastructure, homes and historical buildings. Images of Nepal in ruins would have devastated Sir Ed. To us he was the mountaineer who conquered Mt Everest, but...