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  • Video shows Hezbollah Brigades convoy transporting American M1 tank

    01/28/2015 9:44:59 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 28 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 · 30 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 · 27 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 they’re 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 he’s 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 President’s 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 · 7 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 1/28/45 | Charles Hurd, Sidney Shalett, Robert Trumbull, Hanson W. Baldwin
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 THE NEWS OF THE WEEK IN REVIEW14 15 16 17 18
  • Megyn Kelly smacks down Bill O’Reilly after NYT profile: “Jealousy is an ugly emotion, Bill”

    01/28/2015 2:54:53 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 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 O’Reilly 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 magazine’s Jim Rutenberg, depicts Kelly as a serious, hard-charging journalist, unlike some people featured on the nation’s premiere conservative network. During Monday night’s “O’Reilly Factor,” the host dinged Rutenberg’s profile as a “puff piece,” bemoaning that other Fox personalities don’t 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
    It’s 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 doesn’t 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 organization’s 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 · 121 replies
    The Best Troops and Veterans In The World and their families, too !! | Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | LUV W And the Canteen Support Crew
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  • 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. “Let’s say, if a woman became president, we could, I could be called ‘Adam.’ I don’t know,” Clinton said, according to comments released in advance of the show’s 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 · 63 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 system—upgraded in recent weeks—the 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 CIA’s 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 administration’s 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 Agency’s (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 · 36 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 we’re 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 · 33 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 country’s nuclear program isn’t 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 · 19 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 panel’s 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 panel’s Republican chairman, and she “did not hesitate for one second.” “She said ... I’ll 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...
  • State tells Detroit man: Pay for child that isn't yours or go to jail!

    01/27/2015 1:35:02 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 42 replies
    WXYZ (Detroit) Channel 7 ^ | 22JAN2015 | Kim Russell
    DETROIT (WXYZ) - Carnell Alexander is a wanted man. The reason? He refuses to pay child support for a child that is proven to not be his. As a result, a warrant has been issued for his arrest. 7 Action News told you about Carnell Alexander in October. He said he was looking for help clearing up a terrible mistake. Alexander says he learned about the paternity case against him during a traffic stop in Detroit in the early 90s. The officer told him he is a deadbeat dad, there was a warrant out for his arrest. “I knew I...
  • Pravda on the Plains: Indiana's New Propaganda Machine(Comrade Pence)

    01/27/2015 11:59:12 AM PST · by Gipper08 · 14 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 1/27/2015 | David A. Graham
    Sometimes you can't believe what you read in the press. Can you imagine, for example, that a Republican governor with a reputation as a small-government conservative would try to launch a government-run news service to disseminate information under the guise of journalism? Oh ... wait: Gov. Mike Pence is starting a state-run taxpayer-funded news outlet that will make pre-written news stories available to Indiana media, as well as sometimes break news about his administration,
  • ISIS threatens Obama, Japanese and Jordanian hostages in new online messages

    01/27/2015 10:13:51 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 27 Jan 15 | Fox staff
    A new, grisly beheading video from ISIS includes a direct threat against President Obama and is one of at least three new warnings from the terror organization, including pledges to kill Jordanian and Japanese hostages if a hostage held by Jordan is not freed. In a new online video discovered by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) on Tuesday, three Islamic State fighters stand behind a kneeling Kurdish fighter as one of the extremists launches into a diatribe against the U.S. and other Western nations. “Know, oh Obama, that will reach America,” says one of the fighters, clad...
  • HEY, OBAMA: Your Favorite Soldier, Bowe Bergdahl, Is To Be Charged With Desertion

    01/27/2015 8:46:07 AM PST · by yoe · 34 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | January 27, 2015 | Jennifer Pompi
    Video An Army official reveals the tough charges the military has planned for POW, Bowe Bergdahl. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was released by the Taliban last year in exchange for five prisoners, is being charged with desertion, retired Lt. Col. Tony Schaffer told Bill O’Reilly on “The O’Reilly Factor” Monday. Mr. Shaffer, who now works for the London Center for Policy Research, said two separate military sources have confirmed to him that Sgt. Bergdahl’s attorney has been given a “charge sheet,” listing out the articles of the uniform military code that have been violated.
  • BUZZKILL: EPA Chief Jets to Aspen’s Winter X Games to Preach Global Warming

    01/26/2015 6:53:02 AM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    Colorado Peak Politics ^ | January 23, 2015
    EPA chief Gina McCarthy was harshing on everyone’s mellow up in Aspen Thursday going on about global warming and generally being a buzzkill. Not content just to catch the men’s snowboard superpipe, McCarthy used the Winter X Games as an excuse to lecture the liberal crony class on the benefits of investing in tank tops versus GORE-TEX. According to the Denver Business Journal: McCarthy was in Aspen to make the point that warmer temperatures caused by carbon pollution hurt the winter-sports industry, and to advocate for Obama administration policies to curb greenhouse gases. Apparently we can’t stress this enough because...
  • Clinton looks to tighten inner circle [unwieldy cast of characters with loose lips]

    01/27/2015 4:27:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 27, 2015 | Amie Parnes
    Hillary Clinton faces a stiff challenge in constructing a lean and mean campaign team that avoids the drama and leaks that hurt her 2008 effort. Clinton is working with an enormous Rolodex that includes aides and advisers from her days as senator and secretary of State, as well as from her husband’s time as president. Many of those people want very badly to be a part of another Clinton campaign — and possibly another administration. Democratic strategists and political observers say it will be particularly difficult for Clinton to winnow it down because of the growing network surrounding her and...
  • RUSSIANS REACH BALTIC, CUT OFF EAST PRUSSIA; 8 MILES FROM KOENIGSBERG; POSEN OUTFLANKED (1/27/45)

    01/27/2015 4:23:21 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 45 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 1/27/45 | Sydney Gruson, Clifton Daniel, Richard J.H. Johnston, Dana Adams Schmidt, Raymond Daniell, more
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  • “Objective, Burma” (Movie Review-1/27/45)

    01/27/2015 4:16:29 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 7 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 1/27/45 | T.M.P.
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  • De Blasio Orders Indefinite Street Shutdown Tonight During Blizzard

    01/27/2015 4:12:11 AM PST · by P.O.E. · 48 replies
    New York Observer (via Drudge) ^ | 1/26/15 | Will Brederman
    Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this afternoon that he is shutting the city’s streets, schools and parks tonight until further notice as the city braces for a blizzard of historic proportions. (SNIP) Alternate side parking will be suspended through Wednesday, perhaps longer, and there will be no garbage pickups at least through mid-week. The mayor asked that citizens not attempt to clear their cars in the next several days, and not shovel snow into the streets or bury fire hydrants. He also advised that New Yorkers remain indoors throughout the duration of the storm. Non-authorized persons caught driving in non-emergency...
  • Obama assures Modi on concerns over H-1B visa issue

    01/27/2015 3:56:57 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 29 replies
    Times of India ^ | Jan 26, 2015, 08.14 PM IST | PTI
    NEW DELHI: President Barack Obama has assured Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he will look into India's concerns on the H-1B visa issue as part of his comprehensive immigration reform, US officials said on Monday. Obama told Prime Minister Modi that his administration would be in touch with the Indian government on issues related to H-1B visas, popular among Indian techies. "I think what the President indicated is this is the type of issue (H-1B) that we have approached through the context of comprehensive immigration reform and so, given his ongoing efforts to work with Congress in pursuit of comprehensive...
  • BREAKING: US Pacific Fleet Commander Drops Bombshell About Obama and Muslim Brotherhood

    01/27/2015 2:30:11 AM PST · by Libloather · 48 replies
    **SNIP** Another glaring issue that still plagues U.S. military leaders today is the fact that we essentially changed teams in the Global War on Terror. Instead of aligning with important allies in the region, we began backing militias who are aligned with Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood. The Muslim Brotherhood, a group which Obama is quite familiar with and even friendly toward, have already began the process of accomplishing their goal to bring the U.S. to its knees and infiltrate all levels of U.S. government. Because Obama has embraced this radical group, who operate under the guise of the...
  • Why Netanyahu is right to go around Obama to Congress

    01/26/2015 11:27:18 PM PST · by Candor7 · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 26 at 9:41 AM | Marc A. Thiessen
    ......, the Obama administration went, well, nuclear. One “senior American official” threatened Netanyahu, telling the Israeli newspaper Haaretz that “Netanyahu ought to remember that President Obama has a year and a half left to his presidency, and that there will be a price.” Meanwhile a “source close to [Secretary of State John] Kerry” told The Post that the “secretary’s patience is not infinite” and that “playing politics with that relationship could blunt Secretary Kerry’s enthusiasm for being Israel’s primary defender.” .. No wonder Netanyahu is going around these people to Congress for support. Is Kerry defending Israel as a favor...
  • Judicial W. obtains 'smoking gun' Benghazi docs. Clear evidence U.S. State Dept peddled false story

    01/26/2015 7:57:47 PM PST · by Red Steel · 26 replies
    wnd ^ | January 26, 2015 | Jerome Corsi
    NEW YORK – Documents obtained Monday through a federal court order show State Department officials disseminated the false story that the 2012 Benghazi attack that killed a U.S. ambassador was nothing more than the violent escalation of a demonstration by Muslims against an insulting video, even though they knew it was a coordinated military-style assault. Among the documents obtained by the Washington-based government watchdog Judicial Watch was a memo sent the day after the Sept. 11, 2012, attack to the U.S. Embassy in Tunis, Tunisia, by the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Command Center titled “Emergency Message to U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations.”...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas ~ 27 JAN 2015

    01/26/2015 5:53:03 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 70 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas Little Rock Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located approximately 17 miles northeast of Little Rock, Arkansas. The host unit at Little Rock AFB is the 19th Airlift Wing (19 AW), assigned to the Air Mobility Command 21st Expeditionary Mobility Task Force. The wing provides the Department of Defense the largest C-130 Hercules transport fleet in the world, supplying humanitarian airlift relief to victims of disasters, to airdropping supplies and troops into the heart of contingency operations in hostile areas. Little...
  • Kerry Mentions Iranian Son-in-Law in Greeting to Iran

    01/25/2014 9:06:33 PM PST · by Mortrey · 66 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | March 30, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    In a greeting to the Iranian people on the occasion of the traditional New Year (Nowruz) holiday last week, Secretary of State John Kerry exposed a secret that journalists and academics have been agonizing over for the past six weeks: the fact that his daughter has married an Iranian-American who has extensive family ties to Iran. “I am proud of the Iranian-Americans in my own family, and grateful for how they have enriched my life,” Kerry said in the official statement.
  • Clinton to Give Top Campaign Role to Husband of CNN VP

    01/26/2015 5:06:55 PM PST · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 26, 2015 | Brent Scher
    Hillary Clinton plans to improve her relationship with the press for 2016, and her choice of Tom Nides as a top campaign official could be a good start. He is married to a top executive of CNN. Politico’s Mike Allen reports that Tom Nides, who was formerly Hillary Clinton’s deputy secretary of state, will be leaving his vice chairman position at Morgan Stanley for a top role in Clinton’s 2016 campaign. Unmentioned by Allen is that Nides is the longtime husband of Virginia Moseley, who has been the vice president and deputy Washington bureau chief for CNN since 2012.
  • Alison Grimes, still "encouraged" after double-digit Senate loss this fall, will seek re-election

    01/26/2015 4:34:40 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 1/26/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    LEXINGTON — Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes ended months of speculation Monday, telling a crowd of about 70 supporters that she will seek re-election this year rather than mount bids of governor or attorney general. Grimes had been linked to nearly every constitutional office as the filing deadline approached, but she officially launched her re-election campaign at the Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center, the same place she jumpstarted her 2011 run for secretary of state. The 36-year-old Democrat had kept a low profile since her 15-point loss to U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell last fall, and she listed...
  • 2024 Olympics in Boston? Not so Fast, Say Taxpayers

    01/26/2015 4:26:46 PM PST · by Rockitz · 19 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 25 January 2015 | Howie Carr
    After 30 years of disastrous multi-billion-dollar public construction disasters, cost overruns, and scandals, it appears that a bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Boston may be the last straw for overtaxed voters in the deep-blue state of Massachusetts. Two weeks ago, the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) gave Boston the nod as the American city to bid for the 2024 summer games. In its presentation, the pro-games group Boston 2024 smugly informed the USOC that “Boston is overwhelmingly united in its bid.” Er, no. Critics quickly began comparing the Olympics to the “Big Dig,” the ambitious downtown Boston highway project...
  • Biggest corporate lay-off in history is expected within days, with IBM believed to be scrapping 110K

    01/26/2015 3:41:54 PM PST · by Libloather · 106 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/26/15 | Thomas Burrows
    Biggest corporate lay-off in history is expected within days, with IBM believed to be scrapping 110,000 of its 430,000 workforce around the world IBM is preparing to scrap 110,000 of its global 430,000 workforce in the biggest corporate cull in the computer giant's history, a report has revealed. The company will make the job cuts this week under a plan known internally as 'project chrome', according to US technology blogger Robert Cringely on Forbes website. IBM is in the process of layoffs, as disclosed in its latest earnings report last week but said the number of job losses was significantly...
  • Obamacare program costs $50,000 in taxpayer money for every American who gets health insurance...

    01/26/2015 3:17:28 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/26/15 | David Martosko
    Obamacare program costs $50,000 in taxpayer money for every American who gets health insurance, says bombshell budget report It will cost the federal government – taxpayers, that is – $50,000 for every person who gets health insurance under the Obamacare law, the Congressional Budget Office revealed on Monday. The number comes from figures buried in a 15-page section of the nonpartisan organization's new ten-year budget outlook. The best-case scenario described by the CBO would result in 'between 24 million and 27 million' fewer Americans being uninsured in 2025, compared to the year before the Affordable Care Act took effect. Pulling...
  • Russia downgraded to junk status for first time in decade

    01/26/2015 1:39:51 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 26 January 2015 | Jill Treanor
    Russia has been downgraded to junk status for the first time in a decade due to the collapsing oil price, the tumbling value of the rouble and sanctions imposed because of its intervention in Ukraine. Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s said the downgrade was caused by the country’s reduced flexibility to cut interest rates and a weakening of the financial system. The ratings agency said the Central Bank of Russia “faces increasingly difficult monetary policy decisions while also trying to support sustainable GDP growth”. “These challenges result from the inflationary effects of exchange-rate depreciation and sanctions from the west as...
  • Tanzanian girls return after escaping genital mutilation

    01/13/2015 5:10:50 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    AFP ^ | January 12, 2015
    Hundreds of Tanzanian schoolgirls returned home Monday after spending three months hiding in safe houses to escape genital mutilation, state television said. Female genital mutilation (FGM) can range from female circumcision to the removal of the entire female genitalia. Some 800 school girls fled to shelters run by charities and church organisations, which offer protection during the months FGM is traditionally carried out, from October to December. Some of the shelters are given police protection to ensure the girls remain safe. Minister of Labour and Employment Gaudensia Kabaka called on traditional leaders to use their influence to stop “this retrograde...
  • Oklahoma Proud to be 'Red State'

    01/26/2015 6:22:55 AM PST · by Star Traveler · 11 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | Sunday, January 25, 2015 | Randy Krehbiel
    A Tulsa World analysis of voting behavior and other factors ranks Oklahoma the second-most conservative state in the nation after Utah. The Legislature convening Feb. 2 will be among the most Republican in the nation. The rise of the Republican Party has brought a shift to more business-oriented policies: workers comp and lawsuit reform, reductions in income-tax rates, right to work, weakened regulatory agencies and a push for privatization of everything from education to elevator inspections. “A lot of people think it’s Democrat versus Republican,” said former Democratic Gov. George Nigh, who was elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives...
  • Pelosi gropes for a game plan

    01/26/2015 5:25:26 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 1-26-2015 | Lauren French & Anna Palmer
    Pelosi gropes for a game plan Heading into a retreat in Philadelphia, House members say Democrats have no message and no clear strategy to retake the majority. By LAUREN FRENCH and ANNA PALMER 1/26/15 5:36 AM EST Nancy Pelosi has big problems in her ranks. The California lawmaker is facing some of the most serious unrest she’s ever seen in her dozen years as the leader of the House Democrats: Members complain that the party has no message and no clear plan to retake the majority, despite good news on the economy that should have brought rewards at the polls....
  • RUSSIANS 4 MILES FROM POSEN, NEARING BALTIC; AMERICANS TAKE CLARK FIELD IN MANILA DRIVE (1/26/45)

    01/26/2015 5:01:39 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 16 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 1/26/45 | Clifton Daniel, Gene Currivan, Dana Adams Schmidt, George E. Jones, Robert Trumbull, more
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  • “A Song to Remember,” “The Woman in the Window,” “The Thin Man Goes Home” (Movie Reviews-1/26/45)

    01/26/2015 4:49:14 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 9 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 1/26/45 | T.M.P., A.W.
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  • Obama administration intervened in Argentine probe of Iranian leader, Jewish center bombing

    01/26/2015 4:28:39 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 40 replies
    World Tribune ^ | 1-23-15 | Anon
    LONDON — The United States pressed Argentina to end its investigation of Iranian complicity in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in which nearly 100 people were killed. Western diplomatic sources said the administration of President Barack Obama urged Argentina on several occasions to either stop or limit the investigation into the bombing of the Argentine-Israeli Mutual Association in Buenos Aires. The sources said the U.S. appeals marked one of the demands by Iran for a reconciliation with Washington. “Argentina had hard evidence against at least one Iranian leader, which prevented him from traveling abroad,” a source said.