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  • Nenshi .. acerbic leadership style making work at Calgary City Hall impossible?

    01/29/2015 9:21:38 AM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    National Post ^ | January 28, 2015 | | Jen Gerson
    He cannot stand people challenging him. And right now we have a council that has people who have a lot of common sense, Mr. Chu said. I think that really bothers him a lot. Mr. Nenshi has been embroiled in a number of feuds and bizarre Twitter exchanges ... Muslim mayor represents about the city.
  • Patient Being Treated for Possible Ebola in Sacramento

    01/30/2015 6:16:00 AM PST · by Rockitz · 2 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 29 January 2015 | Daniel Nussbaum
    A patient showing symptoms consistent with Ebola infection was being treated Thursday at the University of California Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. According to local Fox affiliate KTXL, the patient originally went to Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento before being transferred to UC Davis Medical Center Thursday morning. Dignity Health, which runs Mercy General, issued the following statement: In coordination with the public health department and CDC, Dignity Health Mercy General Hospital has transferred a patient to UC Davis Medical Center, which is specifically equipped to care for patients suspected of having or diagnosed with Ebola as part of the...
  • RED ARMY SWEEPS ON 93 MILES FROM BERLIN; U.S. THIRD ARMY SMASHES BACK INTO GERMANY (1/30/45)

    01/30/2015 4:57:39 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 9 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 1/30/45 | Daniel T. Brigham, W.H. Lawrence, Clifton Daniel, George E. Jones, Sidney Shalett, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • 'Ferocity' of China crackdown 'unseen in recent years' (Yet we buy, and we buy, and we buy)

    01/30/2015 2:47:14 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 11 replies
    AFP ^ | Friday January 29 2015
    The ruling Communist Party has "unleashed an extraordinary assault on basic human rights and their defenders with a ferocity unseen in recent years", the New York-based group Human Rights Watch said in its annual report. (excerpts, please see link for full article)
  • American Small Business Is Literally Dying

    01/28/2015 9:34:29 PM PST · by george76 · 64 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 28 Jan 2015 | Mike Flynn
    When small and medium-sized businesses are dying faster than theyre being born, so is free enterprise, writes Jim Clifton, Chairman and CEO of Gallup. And when free enterprise dies, America dies with it. For six years, the number of small businesses closing has exceeded the number of businesses starting. The number of business deaths exceeded births in 2008 for the first time in US history and has gotten worse in the ensuing years. Since 2010, the rate of small business closures has increased. In the 1980s, the number of new businesses exceeded those closing by more than 100,000 every year....
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 30 January 2015

    01/29/2015 5:58:42 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 86 replies
    January 29, 2015 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, milk shakes, brews, conversation, and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe....
  • IRS targeting could cost 10 years in jail under Cruz bill

    01/29/2015 5:49:45 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 23 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 1-28-2015 | Editorial Staff
    January 28, 2015 IRS targeting could cost 10 years in jail under Cruz bill Editorial Staff Ted Cruz wants IRS employees guilty of targeting to be the ones forking over their money, this time — at least.The Texas senator announced legislation this week to punish the type of alleged singling out of tea party groups under ex-official Lois Lerner with a fine, jail time, or both. And the prison sentence could be hefty — up to 10 years. Cruz quoted President Obama’s own words back to him in making the case that it was about time. “In May 2013 President...
  • Squatters In Abandonminiums Slow Detroits Plan To Bulldoze Way To Prosperity

    01/29/2015 2:43:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 1/29/15 | Corey Williams
    DETROIT (AP) Chris Mathews crew showed up this month to demolish one of the thousands of vacant homes destined for demolition as part of Detroits grand plan to bulldoze its way to prosperity when a call from his office stopped them in their tracks: Someone was living there. A middle-aged woman who watched the crew tear away the homes warped wooden steps the day before had called their company, Adamo Demolition, to point out she was living on the second floor, despite no power, heat or gas and a flooded basement. It was like a swimming pool. We would...
  • St. Louis cops, citizens fight at public meeting

    01/29/2015 2:31:36 PM PST · by redreno · 12 replies
    An attempt to mend the relationship between citizens and police in St. Louis broke into a shouting and shoving match late Wednesday between citizens and police. Council members considering a bill to establish a civilian oversight board over police work were holding a public meeting when Jeff Roorda, the business manager of the citys police union, and a woman appeared to get into a confrontation, an online video shows. The room erupted into shouts and profanity, as people rose to their feet and crowded in on the two. The bill was sponsored by Alderman Antonio French, an active participant...
  • Thank You Sarah Palin! (From Tea Party Express)

    01/29/2015 12:25:56 PM PST · by Syncro · 12 replies
    Tea Party Express/Email ^ | Jan 29, 2015 | Tea Party Express
    Thank You Sarah Palin! One of the most powerful and effective voices for change in American politics has been Governor Sarah Palin. Yet, even some of our conservative friends cannot resist the temptation to join in with liberals to be overly critical about one of her recent public appearances. Governor Palin has been on the front lines of every battle, rallying and motivating voters in a way that only she can. It's no wonder why the recent Public Policy Polling found that Palin is the most liked potential Presidential candidate among Republican voters - higher...
  • NLR robbery suspect shoots store clerk (Hands Up Don't Shoot)

    01/29/2015 12:17:45 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 17 replies
    KATV ^ | Jan 28, 2015 7:25 PM CST | Marine Glisovic
    NORTH LITTLE ROCK (KATV) - *Warning: this video may be graphic as it does show the suspect shooting the victim. Police are still looking for two suspects after a store clerk is shot, and the thieves run-off with $100, according to North Little Rock Police. Police released photos and video to Channel 7, as they continue to try and identify these two suspects. According to the police report, the incident happened on Saturday at around 9:40 p.m. at the Main Street Shell, 1400 North Main Street. Suspect one is described as a young black male in his late teens to...
  • Sheriff David Clarke Tells AG Nominee: DOJ Must Stop Undermining American Law Enforcement Officers

    01/29/2015 11:48:52 AM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 29, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Testifying in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke called on U.S. Attorney and Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch to rebuild the broken relationship between the Department of Justice and local law enforcement. Citing Attorney General Eric Holder's involvement in Ferguson, Missouri over the summer, Clarke laid out a defense of police working in dangerous communities and called on Lynch to open lines of communication from Washington to cities around the country. "I want to spend some time critiquing...Attorney General Eric Holder's tenure at the Department of Justice and use it as a framework...
  • Shiite Rebels Capture Yemen Military Base

    01/29/2015 9:05:37 AM PST · by nuconvert · 12 replies
    WSJ ^ | Jan. 29, 2015
    Yemeni officials said that Shiite rebels have captured a key military base south of the capital, where U.S. advisers had previously trained counterterrorism forces. They say that the Republican Guard camp captured on Thursday was used by American experts until 2012 to train local forces battling al Qaedas powerful Yemeni affiliate. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the press. The Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, have seized a number of key military facilities in recent days, including the headquarters of the paramilitary special forces. They took control of the capital in...
  • Son of Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy arrested in Utah

    01/29/2015 8:04:54 AM PST · by redreno · 37 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 01/28/2015 | By WESLEY JUHL
    Ryan Bundy, son of Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy, was arrested Tuesday in Cedar City, Utah. Iron County Sheriffs Department Sgt. Nik Johnson said in a release that Bundy was served with an arrest warrant while at the county courthouse on a separate case. Bundy, 42, verbally and physically resisted the deputies attempts to take him into custody, but deputies overpowered and arrested him, Johnson said. Bundy was booked on charges of interfering with an officer, from the arrest warrant, and an additional charge of resisting arrest.
  • Can Israel Survive?

    01/29/2015 2:18:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 29, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Israel is the only liberal democracy in the Middle East and North Africa. Eight million Israelis are surrounded by some 400 million Muslims in more than 20 states. Almost all of Israel's neighbors are anti-Israeli dictatorships, monarchies or theocracies-- a number of them reduced to a state of terrorist chaos. Given the rise of radical Islam, the huge petrodollar wealth of the Middle East and lopsided demography, how has Israel so far survived? The Jewish state has always depended on three unspoken assumptions for its tenuous existence. First, a democratic, nuclear Israel can deter larger enemies. In the Cold War,...
  • Obama's Attorney General Nominee: Illegal Immigrants Have a Right to Work in The United States

    01/28/2015 5:52:42 PM PST · by george76 · 31 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jan 28, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    resident Obama's recent executive action on illegal immigration, deferring deportations and giving millions of individuals access to work permits, Social Security, Medicaid and other benefits, was front and center during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday where attorney general nominee and U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch testified. Under questioning from Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions, Lynch argued that regardless of an individual's lawful status in the United States, they should have the right to work. ... Attorney General Eric Holder, who Lynch will replace if confirmed, has openly stated he believes amnesty for those who entered the country illegally...
  • RUSSIANS WIN ALL SILESIA PLANTS, TAKE MEMEL AND ADVANCE TO POINT 109 MILES FROM BERLIN (1/29/45)

    01/29/2015 4:43:33 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 30 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 1/29/45 | Clifton Daniel, Warren Moscow, Robert Trumbull, George E. Jones, Hanson W. Baldwin, more
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  • Scott Walker proposes big cut to University of Wisconsin System

    01/29/2015 2:05:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    MSNBC ^ | January 28, 2015 | David Taintor, graduate of the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a potential 2016 GOP contender who never earned a college degree, has proposed a huge cut in funding for the University of Wisconsin system over the next two years. Walkers office pitched the plan, which is part of the governors budget proposal, boasting it would give the university system more discretion over its finances. But it also carries a $300 million cut and a tuition freeze for the UW system over two years. That amounts to a 13% decrease of state funding for the university system, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel....... Rebecca Blank, chancellor of...
  • Raul Castro demands return of the base at Guantanamo Bay before relations normalize

    01/29/2015 12:35:03 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | January 29, 2015
    Cuban President Raul Castro demanded on Wednesday that the United States return the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, lift the half-century trade embargo on Cuba and compensate his country for damages before the two nations re-establish normal relations. Castro told a summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States that Cuba and the U.S. are working toward full diplomatic relations but 'if these problems aren't resolved, this diplomatic rapprochement wouldn't make any sense.' ....The U.S. established the military base in 1903, and the current Cuban government has been demanding the land's return since the 1959 revolution that brought...
  • Raul Castro warns U.S. against meddling in Cuba's affairs

    01/28/2015 8:23:08 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 17 replies
    REUTERS ^ | January 28, 2015 | By Enrique Pretel
    (Reuters) - Cuba will not accept any interference from the United States, President Raul Castro said on Wednesday, warning that meddling in its internal affairs would make rapprochement between the two countries "meaningless." His comments came after U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson, the highest-ranking U.S. government official to visit the island in nearly 40 years, last week met with dissidents a day after talks with Cuban government officials. "Everything appears to indicate that the aim is to foment an artificial political opposition via economic, political and communicational means," Castro told a summit in Costa Rica. "If these problems...
  • Foreign Firm Funding U.S. Green Groups Tied to State-Owned Russian Oil Company

    01/27/2015 7:59:35 AM PST · by george76 · 29 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 27, 2015 | Lachlan Markay
    Executives at a Bermudan firm funneling money to U.S. environmentalists run investment funds with Russian tycoons. A shadowy Bermudan company that has funneled tens of millions of dollars to anti-fracking environmentalist groups in the United States is run by executives with deep ties to Russian oil interests and offshore money laundering schemes involving members of President Vladimir Putins inner circle. One of those executives, Nicholas Hoskins, is a director at a hedge fund management firm that has invested heavily in Russian oil and gas. He is also senior counsel at the Bermudan law firm Wakefield Quin and the vice president...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 29 January 2015

    01/28/2015 5:59:53 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 94 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ STEALING THE SHOW Retired Marine Josue Barron attempts to steal the ball from a player in San Diego, Jan. 25, 2014. Barron is a member of the Naval Medical Center San Diego Wolfpack wheelchair basketball team. The Wolfpack, which includes military and civilian members, is one of 10 teams in the West Coast Conference of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Zachary Bell Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of...
  • Post-mortem of Alexander Litvinenko's radioactive body - 'one of the most dangerous ever undertaken'

    01/28/2015 3:44:43 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/28/15 | Hugo Gye
    Post-mortem of Alexander Litvinenko's radioactive body was 'one of the most dangerous ever undertaken in the western world' as inquiry hears it was the only case of polonium poisoning ever recorded The post-mortem examination of poisoned spy Alexander Litvinenko was one of the most dangerous ever held because his body was so radioactive, an inquiry was told today. Doctors who carried out the procedure had to wear special suits, protective gloves and hoods to prevent them being contaminated, the hearing was told. The public inquiry into Mr Litvinenko's death also heard how the Russian dissident, 43, spent three weeks in...
  • 2 Chainz says he plans to run for mayor of College Park, Georgia

    01/28/2015 2:20:25 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/28/15 | Zayda Rivera
    College Park may be getting a new mayor soon. Tauheed Epps, well-known as the rapper 2 Chainz, is not only a native of the Georgia city, but hes expressed his desire to run to be its mayor. I am looking forward to running at the end of this year or next year, the We Own It rapper told the Atlanta Journal Constitution on Tuesday.
  • Sticky situation: Outrage as Cadbury banned in US

    01/28/2015 2:05:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 45 replies
    CNBC via MSN ^ | 1/28/15 | Holly Ellyatt
    Angry British chocolate lovers have vented their anger at a lawsuit brought by Hershey's (HSY), which effectively bars the import of chocolates made in the U.K. by Cadbury, a British brand well-loved by expats. Using the hashtag #boycotthershey, fans of Cadbury products, such as the iconic Dairy Milk bars and Cadbury Creme Eggs, called for a boycott of the American chocolate giant on Twitter and Facebook. A protest petition on MoveOn.org had over 22,000 signatures by 1 p.m. GMT on Wednesday. It comes after Hershey's, which holds a license to manufacture Cadbury chocolates in the U.S., agreed on a settlement...
  • CBS World News Today January 28, 1945

    01/28/2015 12:03:57 PM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 5 replies
    archive.org ^ | 1/28/45
    Douglas Edwards CBS World News Today
  • On Hitlers Very Stationery

    01/28/2015 10:38:27 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    National Review -- The Corner ^ | 1-28-15 | Jay Nordlinger
    In todays Impromptus, I have occasion to mention Richard Helms, just in passing. He was CIA director from 1966 to 1973. Then he was ambassador to Iran. He was one of my favorite people in public life. (Sometimes the CIA isnt very public, true.) I had a couple of exchanges with him one by letter and one in person and am grateful for them. In my column, I mention that, as a journalist, he interviewed Hitler. This was in 36. In the war that came, he was an intelligence operative. And he snuck into the Chancellery after Hitler...
  • Video shows Hezbollah Brigades convoy transporting American M1 tank

    01/28/2015 9:44:59 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 38 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | January 28, 2015 | By Bill Roggio & Caleb Weiss
    A video uploaded to YouTube appears to show a large Hezbollah Brigades convoy transporting weapons, troops, and armored vehicles to the front to fight the Islamic State. Several American-made military vehicles, including an M1 Abrams tank, M113 armored personnel carriers, Humvees, and Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles (MRAP), as well as Iranian-made Safir 4x4s and technicals (armed pickup trucks) are in the convoy. The Hezbollah Brigades is US-designated foreign terrorist organization that has been involved in killing American soldiers in Iraq. At one point in the video, a transport truck is shown carrying an M1 Abrams tank. The Hezbollah Brigades' flag...
  • 'We will cut off your head in the White House': ISIS threatens to behead Obama

    01/28/2015 9:25:15 AM PST · by Baynative · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/27/15 | Damien Gale and Simon Tomlinson
    Islamic State militants have threatened to behead Barack Obama and turn the U.S. into a Muslim province in the latest gruesome video to emerge from their self-styled caliphate. The footage shows a black-clad jihadist standing over a Kurdish soldier who, in a sickening climax to the video, has his head cut off. Before the hostage is executed, the ISIS fighter warns the U.S. president: 'Know, oh Obama, that we will reach America. 'Know also that we will cut off your head in the White House and transform America into a Muslim province.'
  • Ralph Peters: Obama Admin "Pressuring The Army To Whitewash" Bergdahl Fiasco

    01/28/2015 4:56:11 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 45 replies
    LT. COL. RALPH PETERS: What we have here is very, very clear, it's damnably clear that the White House which doesn't understand why this is a big deal. I mean, he just deserted, right?Wouldn't anybody do that? And they just want to protect the president. And they are pressuring the Army, pressuring the Army to whitewash this. And they don't understand that for the military, those who went before, retirees like me, those on active duty, this is a powerful matter, as you heard from the young soldier, of precedent and principle.
  • Union leaders say theyre braced for war on public employees

    01/28/2015 7:36:19 AM PST · by redreno · 19 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 01/27/2015 | By LAURA MYERS
    The head of the Nevada AFL-CIO proclaimed Tuesday that working families are under attack by Republican lawmakers who want to weaken collective bargaining laws and pensions now that they control the Legislature.Danny Thompson, executive-secretary treasurer of the organization, told supporters at the Teamsters Local 14 union hall that the designated GOP Assembly speaker, John Hambrick, R-Las Vegas, had sent a letter to local governments soliciting ideas for changes in public employee collective bargaining the workers right to negotiate pay and benefits.Thompson, a former assemblyman, said hes been watching the Legislature for some 35 years and he had never seen...
  • Nevada and Tennessee Make It 26 States Suing To Stop Obama's Amnesty

    01/27/2015 6:48:36 PM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Townhall. ^ | Jan 27, 2015 | Conn Carroll
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Monday that both Nevada and Tennessee have joined the Lone Star state's challenge of President Obama's executive amnesty, bringing the total number of states fighting Obama's unilateral immigration policies to 26. Texas is proud to lead a coalition that now includes a majority of the United States standing up against the Presidents rogue actions, Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement. The momentum against the President's lawlessness continues to build with Tennessee and Nevada joining the effort to protect our states from the economic and public safety implications of illegal amnesty. As President...
  • Jordan agrees to prisoner swap with ISIS in deal that could free pilot, Japanese journalist

    01/28/2015 4:44:32 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 28, 2015
    Jordan has agreed to demands from ISIS that it release a female jihadist held since 2006, in a move that could free a Jordanian pilot captured in Syria last month and possibly a Japanese journalist who pleaded for his life in a video released by the terror group on Tuesday. Jordanian government spokesman Mohammed al-Momani said in a statement the nation was prepared to free Sajida al-Rishawi, who was convicted of taking part in a deadly hotel bombing, if the Jordanian pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, is released unharmed. His comments were carried by Jordan's official Petra news agency. Although he...
  • RED ARMY OVERRUNS SILESIAN WAR ARSENAL; 3D ARMY DRIVES 4 MILES TO GERMAN BORDER (1/28/45)

    01/28/2015 4:18:31 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 22 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 1/28/45 | Charles Hurd, Sidney Shalett, Robert Trumbull, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • Megyn Kelly smacks down Bill OReilly after NYT profile: Jealousy is an ugly emotion, Bill

    01/28/2015 2:54:53 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Salon ^ | January 27, 2015 | Luke Brinker, Salon's deputy politics editor
    As occasional sparring partners over issues like white privilege and income inequality, Fox News anchors Bill OReilly and Megyn Kelly are accustomed to not always seeing matters the same way. So it was that the two stars of Roger Ailes network parted ways over a recent New York Times Magazine profile of Kelly. The largely glowing piece, by the magazines Jim Rutenberg, depicts Kelly as a serious, hard-charging journalist, unlike some people featured on the nations premiere conservative network. During Monday nights OReilly Factor, the host dinged Rutenbergs profile as a puff piece, bemoaning that other Fox personalities dont receive...
  • U.S. NATO Ally Turkey Providing Safe Harbor to Muslim Leader of Foreign Terrorist Organization

    01/26/2015 4:20:51 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    Walid Shoebat ^ | January 26, 2015 | Ben Barrack
    Its been formally acknowledged that U.S. NATO ally Turkey is providing safe haven to leaders of Hamas, a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) so designated by the U.S. State Department. By its very definition, an FTO should be considered declared enemy of the U.S. Despite this, Turkey doesnt appear to be paying any price. Another player in all this is the small nation of Qatar. It is desperately trying to play both sides of a political fence as leaders of Hamas to include the terrorist organizations political leader Khaled Meshaal has been forcibly relocated to Turkey. The reason these...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The How Well Do You Know Your States Quiz - Wednesday, January 28, 2015

    01/27/2015 5:59:59 PM PST · by LUV W · 130 replies
    The Best Troops and Veterans In The World and their families, too !! | Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | LUV W And the Canteen Support Crew
    ~ Freeper Canteen ~ --Canteen Mission Statement-- Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Today We Want You To Take The.....How Well Do You Know Your States Quiz Click HERE and take the quiz! To share your results, click on the green "HTML" button, then copy and paste the code into a "Reply" box. Have fun! Please remember that The Canteen is here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly.
  • Abortion Vote Shows How Much Democrats' World Has Changed

    01/27/2015 5:59:17 PM PST · by presidio9 · 2 replies
    NPR ^ | January 26, 2015 | Ron Elving
    This week, Congress returns with House leaders vowing to revisit the anti-abortion bill they pulled off the floor last week. The ban on abortions after 20 weeks was withdrawn when it appeared there weren't enough Republican votes to pass it. Why did it need quite so many Republican votes? Because the GOP can no longer count on a contingent of Democrats to help out on abortion-related votes. That was obvious last week, on Thursday, when the leaders brought out a backup bill relating to federal funding for abortion (which is already illegal). It was the 42nd anniversary of the abortion-permitting...
  • What to call a president's husband? Bill Clinton has ideas

    01/27/2015 5:04:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/27/15 | Judy Kurtz
    Bill Clinton has an interesting suggestion for what to call him if his wife becomes president: Adam. In an interview with Rachael Ray airing Thursday, the cook-turned-talk show host asked the former president about what his title would be if Hillary Clinton were to win a 2016 White House bid. Lets say, if a woman became president, we could, I could be called Adam. I dont know, Clinton said, according to comments released in advance of the shows airing. Clinton also wondered aloud about what would happen if a gay couple occupied the executive mansion: You know, if the president...
  • Why the Blizzard Forecast Missed Its Mark

    01/27/2015 4:56:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 68 replies
    Wall Street Journal via MSN ^ | 1/27/15 | Robert Lee Hotz
    National Weather Service experts misjudged the path and impact of the blizzard that struck the Northeast on Monday and Tuesday, in large part because they trusted the wrong forecasting model, several independent meteorologists said. Rather than rely on their own forecasting systemupgraded in recent weeksthe federal experts placed their faith instead on a well-regarded European computer model that predicted the worst of this storm would squarely hit New York City. That system earlier had outperformed the U.S. forecasting system in predicting the path of superstorm Sandy. This time, the European forecasting model was wrong, several commercial forecasters said. That model,...
  • Another Benghazi Cover-Up (Weekly Update)

    01/24/2015 11:05:36 AM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 23, 2015 | Tom Fitton
    Another Benghazi Cover-UpObama Administration Violates Obamacare Judicial Watch Exposes Government Cover-Up and Media Hypocrisy Another Benghazi Cover-Up Contrary to what the Obama administration had initially claimed in its public comments, top U.S. diplomatic officials knew the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, was under terrorist attack on September 11, 2012. This is big. In testimony before the U.S. House Oversight Committee on October 10, 2012, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Charles Lamb let the cat out of the bag. Apparently, the agents within the Diplomatic Security Commander Center in Washington, D.C., knew that U.S. embassy personnel were under a terrorist attack...
  • Michelle Obama forgoes a headscarf and sparks a backlash in Saudi Arabia

    01/27/2015 4:04:36 PM PST · by Libloather · 61 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/27/15 | Adam Taylor
    **SNIP** As noted by the Associated Press, Michelle Obama did not wear a headscarf or veil Tuesday. In Saudi Arabia, that's unusual: The country is one of the few on Earth where women are expected to cover their heads, and most Saudi women wear niqabs. Exceptions are made for foreigners, however, and Michelle – who did wear loose clothing that fully covered her arms – appears to have been one of them. In photographs from the official events, other foreign female guests are also shown not wearing headscarves. More than 1,500 tweets using the hashtag #ميشيل_أوباما_سفور (roughly, #Michelle_Obama_immodesty) were sent...
  • Feinstein slams report clearing CIA of spying on Senate

    01/27/2015 3:47:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/27/15 | Mario Trujillo
    A report clearing the CIA of wrongly breaking into computers operated by Senate staffers is incomplete and inaccurate, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Tuesday. The ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee again expressed disappointment that no official has been held accountable for breaking into Senate-operated computers, during a time when the committee was compiling a report on the CIAs now-defunct enhanced interrogation program. The report released by the CIA Accountability Board, which recommended no accountability for wrongdoing by CIA personnel, contains many mistakes and omissions, Feinstein said in a statement that listed 15 specific inaccuracies. In January 2014, Feinstein...
  • Court battle set for Obama climate rule (twelve states - power plants)

    01/27/2015 3:36:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/27/15 | Timothy Cama
    A federal appeals court has agreed to hear arguments in a pair of cases challenging the Obama administrations climate rule proposal for power plants. The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said Tuesday that it will hear oral arguments from the various sides in the cases on the morning of April 16. Twelve states, led by West Virginia, along with coal mining company Murray Energy Corp., filed separate lawsuits last year asking the court to overturn the Environmental Protection Agencys (EPA) proposed rule to cut carbon pollution from power plants by 30 percent by 2030. In briefs...
  • SPIELBERG WARNS OF RISING ANTI-SEMITISM AT AUSCHWITZ HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE

    01/27/2015 3:31:16 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 38 replies
    Brietbart ^ | Jan 27,2015 | Daniel Naussbaum
    In his remarks, Spielberg warned of the global rise of anti-Semitism. If you are a Jew today, in fact if you are any person who believes in freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of expression, you know that like many other groups were once again facing the perennial demons of intolerance, Spielberg said.
  • Obama calls for regs on drones

    01/27/2015 3:27:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/27/15 | Justin Sink
    President Obama on Tuesday said the U.S. needs to create a regulatory structure for the domestic use of drones one day after a small, unmanned quad copter was discovered on the South Lawn of the White House. There are incredibly useful functions that these drones can play in terms of farmers who are managing crops and conservationists who want to take stock of wildlife, Obama told CNN. He noted that companies like Amazon are experimenting with using drones to deliver packages. But we don't really have any kind of regulatory structure at all for it, he added. The president...
  • Obama opens Atlantic to new drilling

    01/27/2015 3:18:55 PM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/27/15 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    President Obama will open parts of the Atlantic and Arctic oceans to new oil and gas drilling under a plan unveiled Tuesday. The Interior Department's five-year lease plan would allow drilling in three areas off the coast of Alaska and one in a portion of the Atlantic for the first time in nearly four decades. The dramatic shift in policy comes as gas prices are at new lows and as Obama has sought to burnish his legacy as a president who has worked to stop climate change. The plan angered green groups who have supported Obama's decision to restrict other...
  • Senate Democrats give Obama an Iran deadline (Menendez still ticked)

    01/27/2015 3:12:52 PM PST · by Libloather · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/27/15 | Kristina Wong
    Ten Senate Democrats warned the White House in a letter Tuesday that they will support legislation imposing new sanctions on Iran if a framework to roll back the countrys nuclear program isnt reached within two months. "In acknowledgement of your concern regarding congressional action on legislation at this moment, we will not vote for this legislation on the Senate floor before March 24," said the letter, led by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), who is the co-author of Iran sanctions legislation. "After March 24, we will only vote for this legislation on the Senate floor if Iran fails to reach agreement...
  • Senate GOP plots plan B for ObamaCare

    01/27/2015 3:03:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/27/15 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Republicans are preparing a legislative plan of action in case the Supreme Court strikes a major blow against ObamaCare and rules subsidies provided to people on the federal exchange are illegal. GOP senators are confident the justices will rule in their favor, and they want to be ready to act if millions of people lose their subsidies to buy insurance through the healthcare law. If the Supreme Court were to say the law says what the law says, we would like to be ready with a response to that that makes practical sense for the 5 or 6 million...
  • Clinton willing to testify before Benghazi panel, Democrat says

    01/27/2015 2:57:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/27/15 | Martin Matishak
    Hillary Clinton is willing to testify before the House Select Committee that is investigating the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, according to the panels top Democrat. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) on Tuesday said he has spoken to Clinton about the possibility of testifying at the request of Rep. Trey Gowdy (S.C.), the panels Republican chairman, and she did not hesitate for one second. She said ... Ill do it, period, Cummings said after the committee's third hearing. Cummings said Clinton, who was secretary of State at the time of the Benghazi attacks, indicated to him last year that she...