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  • Dow up as China admits propping up currency

    08/27/2015 5:52:47 PM PDT · by SkyPilot
    WND ^ | 27 Aug 15 | Jerome R. Corsi
    U.S. stocks rallied again Thursday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing at 16,654.77, up 369.26 points, as the Chinese government admitted intervening in foreign currency markets to prop up the value of the yuan. The communist government also admitted simultaneously intervening in the Chinese stock market to halt further declines. The average investor got a second breather this week as the Dow gained back Wednesday and Thursday the 1,000 points lost in opening trading Monday in a roller-coaster market that shows no signs of stabilizing. Market Watch reported the Treasury market, a comfortable haven for many nervous investors,...
  • Iran may have built extension at disputed military site-UN nuclear watchdog

    08/27/2015 3:37:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Iran appears to have built an extension to part of its Parchin military site since May, the U.N. nuclear watchdog said in a report on Thursday delving into a major part of its inquiry into possible military dimensions to Tehran's past atomic activity. A resolution of the International Atomic Energy Agency's Parchin file, which includes a demand for fresh IAEA access to the site, is a symbolically important issue that could help make or break Tehran's July 14 nuclear deal with six world powers. The confidential IAEA report, obtained by Reuters, said: "Since (our) previous report (in May), at a...
  • On Women's Health, Clinton Compares Republicans to 'Terrorist Groups'

    08/27/2015 3:07:15 PM PDT · by lbryce · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | Au | Dan Merica
    During a riff where the candidate name checked Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Clinton said Republicans are "dead wrong 21st century America." "Now, extreme views about women, we expect that from some of the terrorist groups, we expect that from people who don't want to live in the modern world, but it's a little hard to take from Republicans who want to be the president of the United States," Clinton said. "Yet they espouse out of date, out of touch policies. They are dead wrong for 21st century America. We are...
  • Judge blocks Obama EPA rule as federal power grab over state waters

    08/27/2015 2:44:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 27, 2015 | James MacPherson - Associated Press
    BISMARCK, N.D. — A federal judge in North Dakota on Thursday blocked a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some state waterways. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson of North Dakota issued a temporary injunction against a the rule, which gives the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers authority to protect some streams, tributaries and wetlands under the Clean Water Act. The rule was scheduled to take effect Friday. “The risk of irreparable harm to the states is both imminent and likely,” Judge Erickson said in blocking the rule from taking effect....
  • U.S. Oil Prices Post Biggest Rise on Percentage Basis Since 2009

    08/27/2015 12:54:40 PM PDT · by abb · 12 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 27, 2015 | Christian Berthelsen
    U.S. oil prices soared 10% on Thursday, as a rally in Chinese and U.S. stocks and better-than-expected U.S. economic data prompted a rush by traders to bail out of bearish bets that the market would fall. Traders and analysts at hedge funds, banks and brokerages said supply-and-demand conditions in the oil market remained weak and there appeared to be little fundamental justification for such a strong rally, or expectations of more price gains in the near future. Rather, they said, it appeared to be set off as investors with so-called short positions that profit from falling prices closed those bets...
  • Democratic Party lags in money before presidential year

    08/27/2015 9:29:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 27, 2015 11:52 AM EDT | Julie Bykowicz
    The Democratic National Committee barely has more cash than it does IOUs, and it is being outraised month after month by its Republican competitor. Its $24 million debt from the 2012 presidential election, only recently paid down, has squeezed investments in the next White House race. Underdeveloped party resources such as voter data files could become a serious disadvantage for the eventual nominee, particularly if that person is not front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton, who would enter a general election contest with her own outreach network. […] Federal Election Commission reports tell a disappointing story for the party: The DNC collected...
  • Austria Finds Up to 50 Bodies Thought to Be of Migrants in Truck

    08/27/2015 8:56:38 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 27, 2015 | By Alison Smale
    VIENNA — The partly decomposing bodies of as many as 50 people assumed to be migrants being smuggled across Europe were found in a truck abandoned on a highway east of Vienna on Thursday, the police said. The precise toll was yet to be determined, said Hans-Peter Doskozil, director of the police in the eastern state of Burgenland, during a live news conference on Austria’s public broadcaster. He said the bodies, some of which had started to decompose, had been discovered when the truck was opened after the police noticed it parked off the highway that links Budapest and Vienna....
  • Va. Gunman May Have Worked as a Male Escort and Other Strange Findings From the WDBJ Shooting

    08/27/2015 8:36:52 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 22 replies
    The Root ^ | Aug. 27 2015 8:12 AM | STEPHEN A. CROCKETT JR.
    Early Wednesday morning, Vester Lee Flanagan II, reportedly upset over being fired from Virginia news station WDBJ7 in 2013 as well as the June church massacre in Charleston, S.C., targeted two of his former colleagues and fatally shot them during a live broadcast.
  • Obama targets lawyer helping persecuted Christians [Matthew 24]

    08/24/2015 5:50:17 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 14 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 8/23/2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Living as a Christian in many parts of Iraq or Syria has become impossible – a one-way ticket to martyrdom at the hands of ISIS – yet it remains a near-impossible feat for these persecuted religious minorities to find refuge in America. But if you can get to America and get your case in the hands of Robert DeKelaita, your chances are greatly improved. As it turns out, this high-powered Chicago attorney may have been a little too successful. He’s gained asylum for thousands of persecuted Christian from Iraq, Syria and Egypt, and that caught the attention of the Obama...
  • OK, This Trump Thing Isn’t Funny Anymore

    08/27/2015 7:26:09 AM PDT · by McGruff · 190 replies
    THE DAILY BEAST ^ | 08.27.15 | Barrett Holmes Pitner
    As his poll numbers steadily keep him in a comfortable first place in the crowded GOP field, and he packs stadiums—receiving raucous applause in Alabama and along the Mexican border—his fiery and divisive rhetoric has taken on a new meaning. His positions have now become the focal point of the GOP field and all candidates must respond to Trump before they can proceed. What he and his supporters say can no longer be considered a joke. During his rally in Mobile, Alabama screams of “white power” could be heard from the audience. And last week, two white ex-cons from Boston...
  • REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES NEED A BETTER MESSAGE THAN TRUMP'S AND THEY BETTER FIND IT OR ELSE.......

    08/27/2015 5:38:03 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 77 replies
    8/28/2015 | Self
    What is Donald Trump? Is he serious or is he some sort of show? Is he some asymmetrical weapon sent in by the Clinton's to disrupt the Republican Party? He is certainly doing a good deed by tearing down the Republican Establishment and its anointed candidate, Jeb Bush. His strong push on Amnesty has drawn fire from the GOPe and its affiliated media who have reacted to the backlash by sometimes backing off or in one case even joining him like Ann Coulter (a spy sent in by the GOPe???). Trump has sucked away the attention and opinion poll ratings...
  • ENVOYS BOARD U.S. SHIP OFF TOKYO AS 1,200 PLANES GUARD BIG FLEET (8/27/45)

    08/27/2015 4:56:35 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 31 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/27/45 | Frank L. Kluckhohn, Tillman Durdin, W.H. Lawrence
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  • “Love Letters,” “The Southerner” (Movie Reviews-8/27/45)

    08/27/2015 4:52:04 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 3 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/27/45 | Bosley Crowther, A.W.
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  • GOP Senate Candidates Steer Clear of Defund Planned Parenthood Funding Letter [Profiles in Courage]

    08/27/2015 3:40:47 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    National Journal ^ | 8/27/15 | Andrea Drusch
    This time last summer, a letter pledging to oppose any government-funding bill that included money to implement Obamacare was surging through the House GOP. Eventually, more than one-third of the GOP conference signed the letter, including top Senate candidates like Bill Cassidy and Steve Daines. Two years later, a similar recess letter about Planned Parenthood has not gained the same momentum, with just 18 House Republicans signing on. And this time, Senate candidates like Indiana Rep. Marlin Stutzman and Florida Rep. Ron DeSantis are notable because they have declined to join the signers.Both face competitive, multi-way Republican primaries in their...
  • Yarmuth "unsure" if Joe Biden would be better for Democrats than Hillary Clinton in 2016

    08/26/2015 7:52:35 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 6 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 8/25/2015 | Nick Storm
    After his recent criticism of Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Louisville, says Vice President Joe Biden’s entry in the race “could cause a lot of problems for a lot of Democrats (with) split loyalties.” Speaking to Pure Politics on Tuesday, Yarmuth said he’s “not sure yet” if a run from Biden would be better for Democrats seeking to keep the White House. “Joe is very popular. He is a great public servant,” Yarmuth said. (3:53) “I’ve known him since he came to the Senate in 1972. He’s a wonderful man, and I think he’d be a...
  • Thousands of Illegal Immigrant Children Could Be Freed Into U.S.

    08/26/2015 7:28:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/26/15 | Adam Kredo
    Up to 2,000 illegal immigrants could be released back into the United States as a result of a federal ruling last week that requires the Department of Homeland Security to free “without unnecessary delay” illegal immigrant children and their mothers from federal detention centers.A U.S. District Court judge in California issued the ruling, despite protests from the government and warnings that the legal order is misguided.The judge in the case ignored the government’s arguments against release, calling them “repackaged and reheated.” The ruling finds DHS in violation of a law mandating that immigrant children not be kept in unlicensed facilities,...
  • Analysis: 1 in 4 employers hit with Obamacare tax

    08/25/2015 7:18:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Examiner ^ | 8/25/15 | PAIGE WINFIELD CUNNINGHAM
    One out of four U.S. employers may soon face a steep new Obamacare tax on the insurance coverage they offer workers, unless they take steps to reduce overall spending on the plans. A new analysis released Tuesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 26 percent of employers offer health benefits that could be subject to the Affordable Care Act's "Cadillac" tax on high-cost plans when it starts in 2018. The tax kicks in when the total spending on a health plan — including the employer and employee premium contributions — exceeds $10,022 for an individual or $27,500 for a...
  • Trump Leads in NH

    08/26/2015 6:28:43 PM PDT · by LS · 36 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8/26/2015
    PPP New Hampshire: Trump 35%, Kasich 11, Fiorina 10, Bush and Walker 7, Carson 6, Cruz 4
  • Obama on WDBJ Shooting: Gun-Related Deaths ‘Dwarf’ Terrorist-Caused Deaths

    08/26/2015 6:25:48 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 24 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 26 Aug 2015 | Jeff Poor
    ... “It breaks my heart every time you read about or hear about these kinds of incidents,” Obama said. “What we know, is that the number of people who die from gun-related incidents around this country dwarfs any deaths that happen through terrorism.”
  • Vester Flanagan July Road Rage Caught on Video

    08/26/2015 6:09:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | 8/26/15 | J. Christian Adams
    A YouTube video seems to capture race-war-craving Vester Flanagan confronting a driver after a road rage incident over a month ago. “B Foster” posted the video. He says: I posted this because i believe it may be Vester Lee Flanagan a.k.a. Bryce Williams, suspected of murdering Alison Parker and Adam Ward, and seriously injuring Vicki Gardner on 26 August, 2015 at Bridgewater Marina. <-- PJM_300_by_250_middle --> recorded on 6 July, 2015 Roanoke, VA.I called this man out at a red light for driving like a maniac. He then followed me to my destination driving recklessly, and stopping traffic to continue...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops ~ 27 August 2015

    08/26/2015 5:59:58 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 57 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ KEEPING A LEAD Marine Corps Sgt. Anthony McDaniel keeps a lead on his opponent in the men’s mixed 1500m run in the track and field competition during the Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, CO, Oct. 2, 2014. The sporting event includes more than 200 wounded, ill and injured service members. Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. WELL DECK RETURN A landing craft departs the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge...
  • Selecting Boys Over Girls Is A Trend In More And More Countries

    08/26/2015 5:51:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    NPR ^ | AUGUST 26, 2015
    In animal husbandry, the word "cull" means to remove undesirable animals from the herd — the scrawny and the sickly. To hear the word applied to human beings is harsh, but that's just how Valerie Hudson, professor in the Department of International Affairs at Texas A&M University, means it when talking about the growing worldwide trend of families — largely in Asia, Southeastern Europe, the Middle East and some parts of Africa — to have sons rather than daughters. "This is a very troubling turn, that in the 21st century the culling of females is once again becoming more prevalent...
  • Colorado Republicans Cancel Presidential Poll at Caucuses (GOPe strikes back?)

    08/26/2015 8:33:31 AM PDT · by JediJones · 41 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8/25/2015 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI
    The state party's executive committee voted Friday to eliminate the presidential preference poll held during the party's March caucuses. That means there will be no official count of who won that contest. The vote was unanimous and drew little attention until it was reported by The Denver Post on Tuesday. State GOP Chairman Steve House said the change was made in response to a new Republican National Committee rule that would have made the presidential preference poll binding. The executive committee decided that would bring too much formality to the caucuses, which have drawn criticism in the past for being...
  • Pro-Life Leaders Demand Removal of ‘Racist’ Margaret Sanger Bust From National Portrait Gallery

    08/26/2015 5:21:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 8/26/15 | Kate Scanion
    A group of pro-life leaders will hold a press conference Thursday in Washington, D.C., to demand that a bust of Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, be removed from the National Portrait Gallery.The bust of Sanger is currently displayed in the National Portrait Gallery’s “Struggle for Justice” exhibit.In an interview, ForAmerica Chairman Brent Bozell, who will attend the conference, told The Daily Signal that the bust “doesn’t belong in a taxpayer-funded museum.”For her image to stand alongside the likes of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks, he said, “is an insult.”Bozell called Sanger an “unequivocal racist,” who attended...
  • Bozell, More Than Two Dozen Pro-Life Leaders Petition Network Execs for More Planned Parenthood...

    08/26/2015 5:05:03 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/26/15
    On Tuesday, Media Research Center founder and president Brent Bozell, along with more than two dozen pro-life leaders, sent letters to the network news chiefs at ABC, CBS, and NBC, protesting their lack of coverage of shocking Planned Parenthood sting videos. ABC News, in particularly, was particularly egregious, as it "has not even aired one second of video footage (with audio) of the Center for Medical Progress's investigative videos," Bozell noted. "This is outrageous and inexcusable," adding: Your network’s censorship of this taxpayer-funded house of horrors is eerily reminiscent of its censorship of abortionist Kermit Gosnell’s murder trial. Both cases...
  • George Zimmerman Tweets Homophobic Slurs, Calls Obama 'Racist' in Response to Virginia Killings

    08/26/2015 4:50:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, August 26, 2015 | LARRY MCSHANE
    Nothing like a racially charged killing to bring out the worst in George Zimmerman. The Florida man, cleared of charges in the 2012 slaying of black teen Trayvon Martin, used a pair of homophobic slurs and ripped President Obama after a black gunman killed a Virginia television reporter and her cameraman — both white. He also managed to misspell the first name of the killer, Vester Lee Flanagan, and the word “condemning.” “Pansy Fester lee Flanagan, too much of a daisy to deal w/racism,” tweeted Zimmerman on Wednesday. “Murders 2 whites. Hate crime, 100%. Racist Obama says nothing condeming.” Hours...
  • CNN Tells Americans That The Stock Market Is Not Going To Crash

    08/26/2015 4:45:15 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 26 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 26 Aug 15 | Michael Snyder
    On Wednesday we witnessed the third largest single day point gain for the Dow Jones Industrial Average ever. That sounds like great news until you realize that the two largest were in October 2008 – right in the middle of the last financial crisis. This is a perfect example of what I wrote about yesterday. Every time the market crashes, there are huge up days, huge down days and giant waves of market momentum. Even though the Dow was up 619 points on Wednesday, overall we are still down more than 2,000 points from the peak of the market....
  • Watchdog: FAA 8 years away from pilot database (started five years ago)

    08/26/2015 4:38:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Bayou Buzz ^ | 8/24/15
    Washington (CNN)The Federal Aviation Administration has delayed creating a critical database, which Congress mandated, to help keep track and weed out poorly trained pilots.
  • CENTCOM reworked reports to make anti-ISIS campaign look successful

    08/26/2015 4:14:28 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/25/15 | Robert Spencer
    Obama’s defense apparatus has become a Ministry of Propaganda. As I asked several months ago, has Baghdad Bob become Secretary of Defense?“Pentagon watchdog probing whether anti-ISIS campaign analysis altered,” Fox News, August 26, 2015: The Defense Department’s inspector general is investigating whether intelligence reports about the progress of the U.S.-led coalition’s campaign against ISIS in Iraq have been “skewed” to be more optimistic.The New York Times first reported that at least one civilian employee of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) told authorities that officials at U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) were improperly reworking intelligence assessments prepared for policymakers, including President Obama.A...
  • NASA sees unavoidable sea level rise ahead

    08/26/2015 1:46:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 49 replies
    AFP on Yahoo News ^ | 8/26/15 | Kerry Sheridan
    Miami (AFP) - Sea levels are rising around the world, and the latest satellite data suggests that three feet (one meter) or more is unavoidable in the next 100-200 years, NASA scientists said Wednesday. Ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are melting faster than ever, and oceans are warming and expanding much more rapidly than they have in years past. Rising seas will have "profound impacts" around the world, said Michael Freilich, director of NASA's Earth Science Division. "More than 150 million people, most of them in Asia, live within one meter of present sea level," he said. Low-lying US...
  • In Jorge Ramos, Donald Trump may have picked the wrong media star to tussle with (LA Times)

    08/26/2015 12:40:10 PM PDT · by Hostage · 58 replies
    LA Slimes ^ | August 26, 2015 | CHRISTINE MAI-DUC
    In his latest showdown, Donald Trump ordered Univision anchor Jorge Ramos out of a news conference Tuesday, telling him to “go back to Univision.” Ramos, who like Trump is known for his confrontational style, didn’t back down until he was escorted out of the room by security. Eventually, Ramos was invited back, where he sparred with Trump over the Republican candidate’s immigration proposals. Trump has had some high-profile tiffs with media figures recently, battling publicly with Fox News Channel anchor Megyn Kelly, and on Tuesday with the network’s chairman, Roger Ailes. But prodding Ramos, who has been called the Spanish-language...
  • Univision's Jorge Ramos Tackles Obama's immigrationCcontradictions

    08/26/2015 12:20:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 10, 2014
    This is a rush transcript from "Hannity," December 10, 2014. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.SEAN HANNITY, HOST: Welcome back to "Hannity." President Obama recently sat down with my next guest, Univision host Jorge Ramos, who pressed him on the recent decision to grant de facto amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants in this country. Watch this. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP, UNIVISION) JORGE RAMOS, UNIVISION: Many times, you said that you didn't have the legal authority to go ahead. You said, I'm not the king, I'm not the emperor of the United States. Even...
  • Not apologizing, but Gwen Moore stepping back a bit from Scott Walker 'noose' comment

    08/26/2015 12:17:33 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | August 26, 2015 | Tom Kertscher
    "......"Well, I can tell you that I guess my sister Brenda says it well – that everything that pops into your head doesn’t need to pop out of your mouth. But having said that, I don’t see any reason to apologize to him (Walker). If anything, he should apologize, I think, for his deliberate efforts during his tenure as governor to increase the misery index among African-Americans.” Moore cited a number of Walker decisions, including drug testing food stamp recipients and refusing federal money for a high-speed train. Asked if she could do the conference call over, if she would...
  • Gunman in Shooting of Virginia TV Reporter, Photographer Grew Up in Oakland, Graduated from SF State

    08/26/2015 12:15:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 8/26 | Lisa Fernandez, Bob Redell and Torey Van Oot
    Gunman in Shooting of Virginia TV Reporter, Photographer Grew Up in Oakland, Graduated from San Francisco StateAn Oakland Hills neighbor said that Vester Flanagan was "demure" as a child.The man accused of killing a television reporter and photographer during a live broadcast in Virginia on Wednesday had worked in the news industry on and off for two decades, including at jobs in the Bay Area and Florida. Vester Flanagan II, who used the name Bryce Williams professionally, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound following the attack. Within hours of the shooting, a portrait had emerged of an anchor, reporter and...
  • CBS World News Today – August 26, 1945

    08/26/2015 11:57:55 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 9 replies
    archive.org ^ | 8/26/45
    Robert Trout CBS World News Today
  • George W. Bush to headline NYC fundraiser for Jeb a day before 9/11

    08/26/2015 10:46:43 AM PDT · by McGruff · 28 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 8/26/15 | NICK GASS
    On the eve of the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, former President George W. Bush will headline a fundraising luncheon in New York City for his brother’s presidential campaign, according to a report from The Washington Post on Wednesday. The former president, who has not yet campaigned publicly with Jeb Bush will also appear at a late October donor retreat in Houston where former President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush also will be present.
  • Bitter co-worker takes revenge for racial slights in horrifying shooting [Adam Ward's video]

    08/26/2015 10:18:43 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 97 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | August 25, 2015 | Ashley Collman and Josh Gardner
    A disgruntled former news reporter who shot dead two of his ex-coworkers during a live TV segment this morning is in very critical condition after attempting to kill himself. Viewers of WDBJ, a small CBS affiliate in Moneta, Virginia, watched in horror this morning as the Vester Lee Flanigan II shot dead 24-year-old reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, on live TV as the two were filming a light-hearted segment at 6:45am. After carrying out the shocking on-air execution, Ward rented a car at the airport and then started driving east. Police finally cornered Flanigan just before noon,...
  • What do other countries’ constitutions say about birthright citizenship?

    08/26/2015 8:29:36 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 7 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 26 Aug 2015 | Scott Bomboy
    Birthright citizenship isn’t just an American political and legal issue. Here is a quick look at how other nations deal with the question of citizenship for people born within their borders to non-citizen parents. In the United States, the current debate is over the Constitution’s 14th Amendment, and whether its Citizenship Clause extends to the children of undocumented immigrants. The 14th Amendment’s Citizenship Clause reads, “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside.” Since the Supreme Court’s 1898 decision in...
  • News crew gunned down on live TV

    08/26/2015 7:58:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 26, 2015 | Neetzan Zimmerman
    A news crew for a CBS affiliate in Virginia was gunned down during a live report near the Bedford County-Franklin County line in Moneta early Wednesday morning, law enforcement officials said. Police and emergency services were on the scene, which remains active. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is also involved in the investigation. WDBJ7 reporter Allison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were killed by an unidentified assailant who approached the pair as they were filming an interview at the Bridgewater Plaza and fired in their direction as many as eight times. Footage of the shooting aired...
  • Donald Trump stops in Iowa (This from a Madison WI NBC affiliate)

    08/26/2015 5:09:07 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies
    nbc15.com ^ | Kate Pabich
    The Republican front-runner in the race for the White House was in Iowa, Tuesday, trying to win over voters. Donald Trump is leading in almost every poll as of Tuesday. Thousands filled the Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa making it the biggest crowd yet in the conference center. Many Iowans came out just for the entertainment aspect of getting to see "The Donald" speak in person, others were actually there vetting Trump as a potential Presidential candidate. Iowans NBC 15 spoke with did all agree on one thing; Donald Trump is not just a phase anymore, he's made it...
  • U.S. WARSHIPS ENTER BAY BELOW TOKYO WHEN TYPHOONS DELAY OUR LANDINGS (8/26/45)

    08/26/2015 4:49:38 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 50 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/26/45 | Frank L. Kluckhohn, George E. Jones, Drew Middleton, Gladwin Hill, John MacCormac, more
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 THE NEWS OF THE WEEK IN REVIEW16 17 18 19 20 21 22 THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE23 24 25
  • Confronted by Jorge Ramos [Trump:"I have a bigger heart than you, I want them to become legal"]

    08/26/2015 12:46:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 128 replies
    CNN Video ^ | August 25, 2015
    When Jorge Ramos [Univision] is invited back after being escorted out because he wouldn't stop interrupting, he and Donald Trump had an interesting exchange. Be sure to watch. 4:48 Video: Donald Trump Confronted by Univision Jorge Ramos at Iowa Press Before Rally Speech " Donald Trump explains that he will get rid of the gangs [which is the only group he says he will deport (if you've read it) in his plan] and then says to Ramos, "You're going to like this," "I will be humane" "I want them to come back" because "I have a bigger heart than you"...
  • Palestinians want to raise flag at UN headquarters

    08/26/2015 12:13:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 08.26.15, 08:36 | (AP, Reuters)
    The Palestinians are seeking to raise their flags at UN headquarters in New York, in a resolution proposing to allow non-member observer states—the Palestinians and the Vatican—to display their flag with the 193 member states—just in time for Pope Francis’ visit next month. Supporters of the idea hope the UN General Assembly will adopt a resolution on the flag-raising shortly before the pope arrives. They’re betting that the United States or other allies of Israel will not block the plan and risk offending the Holy See on Francis’ first US visit. But the Vatican on Tuesday asked the Palestinian UN...
  • Illinois Democrats Try To Silence Gov. Rauner Over Union Talks

    08/25/2015 10:32:40 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    TDC - The Daily Caller ^ | August 25, 2015 | Connor D. Wolf
    Democrats in the Illinois legislature may soon silence Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner by taking way his ability to negotiate with public unions. SB1229 was introduced in February in response to troubled labor negotiations between Rauner and the Illinois chapter of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). The measure would allow an arbitrator to takeover state labor negotiations if a new agreement is not reached within 30 days. Some have argued, though, that the bill is a huge giveaway to state unions. According to F. Vincent Vernuccio, labor policy expert at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy,...
  • TRAITOR SENATORS TOOK MONEY FROM IRAN LOBBY, BACK IRAN NUKES

    08/25/2015 5:29:12 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | August 25, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Senator Markey has announced his support for the Iran deal that will let the terrorist regime inspect its own Parchin nuclear weapons research site, conduct uranium enrichment, build advanced centrifuges, buy ballistic missiles, fund terrorism and have a near zero breakout time to a nuclear bomb. There was no surprise there.
  • Donald Trump kicked TV’s most influential Latino newsman out of a press conference

    Donald Trump, derider of Mexican illegal immigrants, insulter of POWs and GOP front-runner, kicked journalist Jorge Ramos out of a press conference Tuesday evening. The billionaire later allowed Ramos back into the press conference, where the two engaged in several lengthy exchanges that dominated the remainder of the event. But none of those exchanges provided the moment that will be repeated in endless loops on cable TV, shared on social media and discussed in Hispanic TV-watching households across the country.The lasting image will be that of Ramos -- who serves as Univision's lead anchor and is effectively one of the (if not...
  • Why people who voted for Obama twice are suddenly in love with Donald Trump

    08/25/2015 6:53:15 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 90 replies
    .businessinsider.com ^ | 25 Aug 2015 | Brett Logiurato and Adam Banicki
    He voted twice for President Barack Obama. He watches as Donald Trump, the Republican presidential front-runner, berates the president on a near-daily basis. And yet, he's considering voting for Donald Trump. "He has a history of getting the job done. We need someone as president who can get the job done, and I feel that he’s not afraid to take on the challenges," he said. Another panelist who said she had voted for Obama twice said she was impressed with Trump's bravado from the start. She made note of him fighting back when numerous businesses and corporations cut ties with...
  • StemExpress CEO Brags About ‘Socially Liberal’ Sister’s Job With Boehner

    08/25/2015 6:20:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 8/25/15 | Mollie Hemngway
    The Center for Medical Progress, the journalists uncovering Planned Parenthood’s harvesting of organs and other body parts from unborn children they’ve aborted, have released a portion of the video of a meeting they held with StemExpress CEO Cate Dyer.During the meeting, Dyer brags about her sister Charlotte Spears Ivancic, longtime health care adviser to Speaker of the House John Boehner. Her relationship to Dyer has been previously reported on and Boehner has vehemently defended Ivancic through his spokesman Emily Schillinger, saying: “Charlotte Ivancic is a dedicated public servant who enjoys the utmost respect among her peers and Members of Congress....
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What's Yout Productivity Style Quiz - Wednesday, August 26, 2015

    08/25/2015 5:59:59 PM PDT · by LUV W · 84 replies
    The Greatest Military in the Whole Wide World and Their Families, Too! | LUV W and the Canteen Support Crew
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  • Sailor still imprisoned despite court victory in Navy rape case

    08/25/2015 5:33:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 8/25/15 | Michael Doyle
    A Navy enlisted man whose rape conviction was reversed six weeks ago remains imprisoned in South Carolina, caught amid the military’s accelerating campaign against sexual assault. Now, in an unusual move, attorneys for Airman Dustin M. Clark are urging the same military appeals court that threw out his 2014 conviction to order his immediate release. The 23-year-old Missouri native has already done too much time for a crime he didn’t commit, his attorneys say. “It’s outrageous,” David P. Sheldon, one of Clark’s attorneys, said in an interview. “They’re making sure he stays in jail.” It’s rare for a military appeals...