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  • American Hunter Killed Cecil, Beloved Lion That Was Lured Out of Its Sanctuary

    07/29/2015 1:09:51 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 35 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 28, 2015 | By KATIE ROGERS
    Cecil, a 13-year-old lion, wandered out of his sanctuary in a national park in Zimbabwe this month, following the scent of a potential snack. At the other end of Cecil’s search was a lure, placed there by hunters who, conservationists say, wanted their prey to cross into unprotected territory so they could kill him. Cecil, well known to those who visited the Hwange National Park in western Zimbabwe for his jet black mane, was beheaded, according to conservation officials. His corpse was left to rot in the sun. Zimbabwean officials said that Dr. Walter J. Palmer, an American hunter known...
  • Seattle’s ‘upzoning’ plan seems to be sinking

    07/29/2015 1:06:44 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | July 28, 2015 | Danny Westneat
    [SNIP].......Another councilmember said the rollback of single-family zoning is dead, at least on the current council.“I don’t think you’re going to see duplexes and triplexes in the single-family areas, not from this council,” Nick Licata said. “They’re getting roughed up for it out there. It isn’t worth it.”Interesting. Maybe the spirit of Emmett Watson is still with us after all?Maybe. Licata has an interesting perspective on Seattle’s growth politics. He got his start in the 1970s campaigning against that lone “skyscraper” in the University District, the UW Plaza tower, which quaintly is only 22 stories tall. It’s hard to explain...
  • Democrats’ Window to Find Strong House Candidates Slowly Closing - following "bruising losses"

    07/29/2015 12:16:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    Roll Call ^ | July 28, 2015 | Emily Cahn and Ivan Levingston
    When former Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller passed on a bid in the Silver State’s 3rd District last week, it sent Democrats back to the drawing board again to find a nominee for this Tossup seat in 2016. Miller’s decision to sit the race out was a disappointment for national Democrats, who thought his profile would make him a strong candidate for this highly competitive seat. But it’s indicative of a larger issue Democrats face this cycle: Recruiting House candidates in 2016 hasn’t been as easy as many predicted two years ago. More than a year from Election Day,...
  • L.A. Gangs’ Hashtag Bet: Kill 100 People in 100 Days

    07/28/2015 11:28:52 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 20 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 07.28.15 | Cerise Castle
    After the death of a Rollin 100 gang member, Los Angeles gangs have issued a challenge to kill 100 people as fast as possible. One of the first victims appears to be a 4-year-old boy. Under the hashtag #100Days100Nights, users on Instagram and Twitter are issuing a stark warning: Two Los Angeles gangs are betting which one can kill 100 people—in a gang, or innocent—within the next 100 days. A law enforcement source confirmed the reports exclusively to The Daily Beast on Monday night. The bet—which follows the death of “KP,” a member of the Rollin 100 gang—was allegedly made...
  • Spanish Town Gives Pets Equal Rights as Citizens

    07/28/2015 11:51:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    The Local ^ | 21 Jul 2015
    A town in Spain has become the first to recognise dogs and cats as "non-human residents" awarding them equal rights to co-exist alongside their human counterparts. Trigueros del Valle, with a population of just 300, has become the first municipality in Spain to enshrine the rights of pets alongside those of human townsfolk. Pedro J Pérez Espinosa, the socialist mayor of the town in the Castilla y León province of Valladolid, introduced the so-called Renedo Declaration to guarantee the rights of dogs and cats as citizens of the town. "Dogs and cats have been living among us for over a...
  • Jon Stewart’s Secret Obama Meetings Reveal He’s a Partisan Hack

    07/28/2015 11:43:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 29, 2015 | Kyle Smith
    Jon Stewart — the man who loves to be called a nonpartisan, a scourge of cant, an honest soul who follows the truth wherever it leads — has been secretly taking trips to the White House to receive intense one-on-one lobbying from President Obama. Moreover, Politico reported Tuesday, “Daily Show” staffers routinely call up the White House to get the administration’s input. Austan Goolsbee, a former top economic adviser to the president, frequently e-mailed with his college classmate Scott Bodow, a “Daily Show” executive producer, to offer spin. Obama flunky David Axelrod often reached out directly to Stewart.
  • Bevin, Conway clash over policy at Chamber forum

    07/28/2015 8:13:37 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 1 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 7/28/2015 | Nick Storm
    In their third joint appearance of the general election gubernatorial candidates Matt Bevin and Jack Conway traded barbs as policy took center stage. The forum between Bevin and Conway keynoted the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s annual business summit in Louisville on Tuesday. The forum was moderated by former Pure Politics managing editor Ryan Alessi. The next governor will assume office in December and will quickly have to produce a budget to guide the state over the next two years. A seemingly straightforward question to Bevin about what his top budgeted priority would be drew a quick rebuke. “If I told...
  • President Obama is antagonist in new ads by Jack Conway, Republican Governors Association

    07/28/2015 8:09:54 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 7/28/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    As Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jack Conway seeks separation between himself and an unpopular president in one of two new television ads released on Tuesday, the Republican Governors Association is attempting the opposite in a competing spot unveiled the same day. Conway’s campaign released two 30-second ads that are set to air statewide in a six-figure buy. In one, titled “Fiscal,” Conway pledges to “hold the line on taxes” and touts his office’s record of winning high-dollar judgements during his two terms while the other, called “Coal,” highlights his decision to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for proposed regulations on...
  • Hillary Clinton’s $600 Haircut Puts Bergdorf on Lockdown

    07/28/2015 8:07:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 56 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 28, 2015 | Emily Smith
    Hillary Clinton put part of Bergdorf Goodman on lockdown on Friday to get a $600 haircut at the swanky John Barrett Salon. Clinton, with a huge entourage in tow, was spotted being ushered through a side entrance of the Fifth Avenue store on Friday. A source said, “Staff closed off one side of Bergdorf’s so Hillary could come in privately to get her hair done. An elevator bank was shut down so she could ride up alone, and then she was styled in a private area of the salon.
  • Clinton Climate Plan Winners Include Supporters’ Clients, Employers

    07/28/2015 6:52:48 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 8 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 28, 2015 | By Lachlan Markay
    Hillary Clinton’s plan to dramatically boost U.S. solar power production and installation could benefit a number of companies that have paid or donated to various arms of the former secretary of state’s expansive political network. Leading solar panel manufactures and installers have donated to the Democratic presidential candidate’s family foundation, employed members of her inner circle, bankrolled a group providing policy advice to her campaign, and enlisted the services of lobbying and public relations firms run by her top supporters. The solar industry will see a major boost if Clinton is elected and enacts her newly unveiled climate and energy...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What's Your Midnight Snack Personality Quiz - Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    07/28/2015 6:00:53 PM PDT · by LUV W · 135 replies
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  • 'I am an American' says man who tried to join Islamic State

    07/28/2015 5:49:54 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    AP ^ | 7/28/15 | RUSS BYNUM
    A Georgia man who wrote he was "ready for jihad" before buying a one-way ticket overseas to try joining the Islamic State group was sentenced to federal prison Tuesday after he sobbed to the judge, "I am an American." Leon Nathan Davis III of Augusta was sentenced to 15 years, the maximum punishment allowed. A pale, bearded man with a Southern accent, the 38-year-old Davis pleaded guilty in May to seeking to help a known terrorist organization. He was arrested at the Atlanta airport last October trying to board a flight to Turkey. Davis later said his plan was to...
  • HHS boss won't probe Planned Parenthood -- or even watch videos

    07/28/2015 5:36:57 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/28/15 | Paul Bedard
    The week-long outcry over secretly-taped videos revealing Planned Parenthood's practice of selling body parts of aborted fetuses won't be investigated by the federal agency that provided $67.2 million between 2010 and 2012 -- or even watched by the department's boss.The House Education and the Workforce Committee Tuesday released videos of testimony from Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell explaining why she won't probe the Planned Parenthood affair. It included this back and forth:(video at link)Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.): Have you seen those videos?Burwell: I have not seen the videos. I have read the articles about them.Also:Rep. Rick Allen (R-GA):...
  • Idaho Muslim wanted to detonate bomb at park during July 4 celebration

    07/27/2015 11:14:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 7/27/15 | Robert Spencer
    Boise, Idaho. Did the citizens of Boise “provoke” Fazliddin Kurbanov? Did they draw cartoons of Muhammad? Did they “poke Muslims in the eye”? “Informant: Terrorism suspect named Boise as possible attack target,” by Katie Terhune, KTVB, July 27, 2015: BOISE –A confidential FBI source testified Monday that Boise may have been among the intended targets of terrorism suspect Fazliddin Kurbanov. The informant met Kurbanov in January 2013 at a truck-driving school in Salt Lake City, Utah. The suspect had gone there in hopes of getting a job, while the informant had been planted in the class by the FBI. The...
  • WATCH: Kerry Won’t Commit to Following Law If Congress Tosses Iran Deal

    07/28/2015 5:21:00 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7/28/15 | Bridget Johnson
    Pressed by a senior House Democrat at today’s Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the Iran deal, Secretary of State John Kerry would not commit the Obama administration to following the law if Congress shoots down the deal by a veto-proof majority. Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) noted that the deal “might be, at most, morally binding on this administration.” “The IRGC may publicly oppose this deal because that’s the best thing the Iranian government can do to pursue us to support — here in Congress to support the deal or maybe they genuinely oppose it,” he noted. Sherman asked Kerry point-blank...
  • Florida Man Arrested in ISIS-Inspired Plot to Bomb Florida Beach, Officials Say

    07/28/2015 5:07:50 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    ABC ^ | 7/28/15 | MIKE LEVINE
    The FBI has arrested a man who allegedly wanted to detonate a bomb at a Florida beach and attack police at their homes in what authorities describe as an ISIS-inspired terror attack, officials said. Harlem Suarez, 23, of Key West, Florida, has been charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction in the United States. “Stopping attacks on our homeland by those inspired or directed by designated foreign terrorist organizations is the highest priority,” the head of the Justice Department’s National Security Division, John Carlin, said in a statement. Suarez first came onto the FBI’s radar in April,...
  • TX Supreme Court Blocks Lesbian Mayor’s Trans Agenda

    07/28/2015 4:55:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 7/28/15 | Ryan Fitzgerald
    The Texas Supreme Court has issued a ruling against a local law allowing transgendered individuals to use the bathroom of their choice. In May 2014, Houston's mayor Annise Parker signed into law the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), an ordinance allowing "transgender" individuals to use the public restrooms designated for whatever sex they sincerely perceived themselves to be, regardless of their biological sex. According to the Houston Chronicle at the time: The measure bans discrimination based not just on sexual orientation and gender identity but also, as federal laws do, sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy...
  • Fourth Planned Parenthood video could drop at Texas Senate hearing

    07/28/2015 4:40:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 7/28/15 | Taylor Millard
    Fresh off the heels of the Center for Medical Progress releasing video of a former Planned Parenthood worker discussing organ harvesting is the possibly of a fourth video. This time it won’t be on the Internet, it will be in a Texas Senate committee. A spokesperson for Senator Charles Schwertner told The Texas Tribune state Attorney General investigators were the ones who were given the video. [[ Committee members and staffers are ]] currently reviewing the video and gathering all the relevant facts. The AG’s office isn’t saying where they got it, but Planned Parenthood’s Houston-area clinic thinks it was...
  • Camille Paglia: How Bill Clinton is like Bill Cosby

    07/28/2015 3:25:01 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 22 replies
    Salon ^ | July 28, 2015 | By David Daley
    SALON: The banner on the Drudge Report this morning is that Kathleen Willey is starting a site to collect harassment claims against Bill Clinton. New York magazine, meanwhile, has the stories of 35 women who say they were raped or assaulted by Bill Cosby. I wonder if you see a connection between the two stories: Would Bill Clinton’s exploits be viewed more like Cosby’s if he was in the White House now, instead of in the 1990s? PAGLIA: Right from the start, when the Bill Cosby scandal surfaced, I knew it was not going to bode well for Hillary’s campaign,...
  • Christie: Trump 'hurts the credibility of the Presidency' (VIDEO)

    07/28/2015 3:11:47 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 96 replies
    nj.com ^ | updated July 28, 2015 at 5:51 PM | Claude Brodesser-Akner
    Gov. Chris Christie has finally taken the gloves off when it comes to Republican presidential rival Donald Trump, attacking the GOP frontrunner's quick-fix solutions on immigration as something that "hurts the credibility of the Presidency" and saying that Trump's views on entitlement reform ignore the facts. In announcing his candidacy for president last month, Trump said he would "build a great wall" along the entire U.S.-Mexico border to stem illegal immigration, boasting that "nobody builds walls better than me, believe me." -snip- Speaking with CNBC in a Keene, N.H., diner on Tuesday, Christie derided Trump's "great line" about having the...
  • Planned Parenthood Breach Highlights Shift Toward More Malicious Competitive Attacks

    07/28/2015 2:29:33 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 7 replies
    CRN ^ | July 28, 2015 | By Sarah Kuranda
    The attack targets are shifting. Security experts say that the politically motivated attack on Planned Parenthood this week is only the latest example of a move for some hackers from financially motivated to ideological attacks. Planned Parenthood confirmed that it was the victim of a cyberattack and it has contacted the Department of Justice and the FBI. The attack, first reported by the Daily Dot, was politically motivated by a hacking group calling themselves 3301 who say they oppose Planned Parenthood's abortion practices. The hackers used a Blind SQL method (which attacks the SQL database with queries to retrieve data)...
  • IRS Failed to Search Five of Six Locations for Lois Lerner Emails

    07/28/2015 2:04:24 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    Americans for Tax Reform ^ | July 28, 2015 | By Alexander Hendrie
    The IRS failed to search five of six possible sources of electronic media for Lois Lerner’s emails, according to a documentation released by the House Oversight Committee on Monday. Over the course of investigations into the Lois Lerner targeting scandal, Commissioner John Koskinen repeatedly assured Congress that he would provide all of Lois Lerner’s emails. But based on testimony from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), this did not occur. The agency’s ineptness -- or corruption -- resulted in 24,000 Lerner emails being lost when they were “accidently” destroyed. According to TIGTA official Timothy Camus, the IRS had...
  • Linda Tripp breaks silence after nearly 20 years, unloads on Hillary

    07/28/2015 11:57:32 AM PDT · by McGruff · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 28, 2015 | David K. Li
    Linda Tripp, the tape-recording former pal of Monica Lewinsky who exposed the intern’s affair with President Clinton, has broken nearly two decades of silence Tuesday and unloaded on Hillary Clinton. The 65-year-old Tripp tore into both Clintons but saved her harshest rhetoric for the former first lady, calling her a power-hungry monster who would do anything to get elected.
  • Hillary Clinton Is Stumped on Question of Keystone Pipeline

    07/28/2015 11:44:49 AM PDT · by McGruff · 22 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7/28/2015 | Amy Chozick
    Hillary Rodham Clinton has an aggressive set of proposals to combat climate-change — and a pipeline problem. The day after Mrs. Clinton put forth a detailed plan that would go further than the any president in using the government to protect the environment and produce solar and wind energy, she found herself once again stumped on the question of whether or not she would support the Keystone XL Pipeline project, which would bring Canadian oil to Texas.
  • Donald Trump now holds the biggest New Hampshire lead of any GOP candidate this year

    07/28/2015 11:12:12 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 22 replies
    vox ^ | July 28, 2015, 12:50 p.m. ET | Andrew Prokop
    When Donald Trump soared to the top of national polls earlier this month, Republicans had one hope — at least he wasn't yet leading in any early states! He is now. The past two polls of the New Hampshire GOP primary have both shown Trump in first place, and not by small margins. NBC/Marist shows him leading Jeb Bush by 7 points, and Monmouth University shows him up by 12.
  • Police identify driver (Illegal?) in Leesburg hit and run

    07/28/2015 11:14:04 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 7 replies
    Loudoun Times-Mirror ^ | July 28, 2015 | Crystal Owens
    Leesburg Police have identified the suspect in a hit and run incident Monday that left a pedestrian in critical condition. Jose Pablo Hernandez Reyes, 47, of no fixed address, has been identified as the driver of the 2007 Chevrolet Silverado truck that struck 57 year-old Fidel Antonio Cruz Villacorta of Leesburg approximately 5:12 p.m. as he was crossing the street in the area of 64 Plaza St. NE. At the time of the crash, the suspect had exited a business’s parking lot and was heading south on Plaza Street when he struck the victim. The victim was taken by AirCare...
  • Mind-blowing Temperature Fraud at NOAA

    07/28/2015 7:12:54 AM PDT · by RedMominBlueState · 32 replies
    StevenGoddardWordpress.com ^ | July 27, 2015 | Steve Goddard
    The measured US temperature data from USHCN shows that the US is on a long-term cooling trend. But the reported temperatures from NOAA show a strong warming trend....
  • She Worked With Planned Parenthood to Sell Aborted Babies, Now She’s Exposing Them

    07/28/2015 9:37:11 AM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies
    Life News ^ | July 28, 2015 | STEVEN ERTELT
    Holly O’Donnell is now pro-life and is now telling the truth about how Planned Parenthood sells aborted babies. But it wasn’t always that way.In a new undercover video — the third to catch Planned Parenthood doctors selling the body parts of aborted babies — O’Donell talks about the sick ways in which the nation’s biggest abortion business exploits unborn children even after killing them in abortions.O’Donnell, a licensed phlebotomist, unsuspectingly took a job as a “procurement technician” at the fetal tissue company and biotech start-up StemExpress in late 2012. That’s the company that acts as a middleman and purchases the...
  • Technician details harvesting fetal parts for Planned Parenthood in latest [video-3]

    A technician worked for a company partnered with Planned Parenthood to harvest fetal tissue said there’s “incentive to try and get the hard stuff ‘cause you’re going to get more money,” in latest Planned Parenthood undercover video. “For whatever we could procure, they would get a certain percentage,” said Holly O’Donnell, ex-procurement technician for StemExpress, LLC. GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING: latest undercover Planned Parenthood video The new, graphic video from Center for Medical Progress appears shows technicians using tweezers to pick through aborted fetal tissue for baby parts. After one person in the video picks out a pair of intact kidneys...
  • Mutual Broadcasting Special Report: Army Bomber Crashes in to Empire State Building (7/28/45)

    07/28/2015 9:18:05 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 19 replies
    archive.org ^ | 7/28/45
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  • Ivana Trump rejects rape allegations, says she and Donald Trump are ‘the best of friends’

    07/28/2015 8:49:02 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 12 replies
    Daily News ^ | July 28, 2015 | Adam Edelman
    Ivana Trump said Tuesday that she and Donald Trump "are the best of friends" and that Donald "would make an incredible President." DAVE KOTINSKY/GETTY IMAGES Ivana Trump said Tuesday that she and Donald Trump "are the best of friends" and that Donald "would make an incredible President." Just a day after allegations re-emerged that Donald Trump raped his ex-wife, Ivana Trump, the bombastic billionaire’s former spouse played down the controversy — and endorsed his presidential run — saying that the two are still “the best of friends.” "I have recently read some comments attributed to me from nearly 30 years...
  • This is the Device Planned Parenthood is Using to Get Body Parts From Aborted Babies to Sell

    07/28/2015 9:10:51 AM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies
    Life News ^ | July 27, 2015 | JONATHAN ABBAMONTE
    A second video alleging Planned Parenthood’s gruesome selling of fetal body parts surfaced last week. And once again we find a senior executive of the organization, Dr. Mary Gatter, willing to put women’s lives at risk in order to make more money for the organization and for themselves.As Gatter explains, “I wouldn’t object to asking Ian, who’s our surgeon who does the cases, to use an Ipas [manual vacuum aspirator] at that gestational age in order to increase the odds that he’s going to get an intact specimen.”“Intact specimens”, you see, are worth more money. And Planned Parenthood gets...
  • Pell Grants to Be Restored for Prisoners

    07/28/2015 9:08:09 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 15 replies
    WSJ ^ | July 27, 2015 | By Josh Mitchell and Joe Palazzolo
    The Obama administration plans to restore federal funding for prison inmates to take college courses, a potentially controversial move that comes amid a broader push to overhaul the criminal justice system. The plan, set to be unveiled Friday by the secretary of education and the attorney general, would allow potentially thousands of inmates in the U.S. to gain access to Pell grants, the main form of federal aid for low-income...
  • Litvinenko: A deadly trail of polonium [poisoned by Putin?...case now concluding]

    07/28/2015 8:02:19 AM PDT · by ETL · 24 replies
    BBC - Magazine ^ | July 28, 2015
    "The polonium trail started on 16 October 2006 when Litvinenko met Lugovoi and Kovtun in London. ..." "When Lugovoi and Kovtun's movements were mapped against the sites of polonium contamination, there was an exact match. The evidence of guilt was strong. In May 2007, the then Director of Public Prosecutions Ken Macdonald announced that Andrei Lugovoi was to be charged with murder and his extradition would be sought from Russia. Kovtun was charged in 2010. ..." Prof Norman Dombey, a physicist who has a deep knowledge of Russian nuclear sites, gave evidence at the public inquiry. Dombey says there is...
  • Obama: If I Ran for a Third Term, I Could Win

    07/28/2015 6:10:15 AM PDT · by McGruff · 130 replies
    Time ^ | 7/28/2015 | Maya Rhodan
    President Obama said that if he could run for a third term he thinks he would win, while calling for African leaders to adhere to term limits during a historic speech before the African Union. “I actually think I’m a pretty good president. I think if I ran, I could win. But I can’t,” Obama said in Ethiopia on Tuesday. ” There’s a lot that I’d like to do to keep America moving, but the law’s the law.”
  • FLEET STRIKES AS TOKYO ‘IGNORES’ TERMS; B-29 CHIEF NAMES 11 CITIES TO BE WIPED OUT (7/28/45)

    07/28/2015 4:57:19 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 42 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 7/28/45 | George E. Jones, James Lindsley, Dana Adams Schmidt, James B. Reston
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  • “Christmas in Connecticut,” “The Frozen Ghost” (Movie Reviews-7/28/45)

    07/28/2015 4:51:50 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 8 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 7/28/45 | T.M.P., J.R.L.
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  • Press Mostly Fails to Report Union Exemptions in Some Minimum-Wage Laws

    07/28/2015 3:05:41 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 7/27/15 | Tom Blumer
    I guess the slogan of labor has changed from "Look for the union label" to "Look for the union waiver." The Los Angeles Times published a long front-page story early this morning on an issue some people thought disappeared after its initial exposure two months ago. The issue is whether union workers should be exempt from minimum wage laws, especially the sky-high minimums being enacted in some U.S. cities. To those who have been unaware of the issue up until now and are thinking that all of this must be a joke — it's not. It's just that the press,...
  • Donald Trump's Attorney Defends Him Against Ex-Wife's Rape Allegation “You can’t rape your spouse"

    07/28/2015 12:42:49 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 180 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | July 27, 2015 | Marina Fang
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump may have raped his ex-wife Ivana Trump, according to a 1993 biography of the real estate mogul uncovered by The Daily Beast. Trump's attorney on Monday denied the allegation, claiming “you cannot rape your spouse.” “You’re talking about the front-runner for the GOP, presidential candidate, as well as private individual, who never raped anybody," Michael Cohen, the Trump Organization’s special counsel, told The Daily Beast. "And, of course, understand that by the very definition, you can’t rape your spouse.” The biography, Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump, by Harry Hurt III, details...
  • Juan G. Silva, Dad Who Took Rap For Son's Hit-and-Run, To Leave Prison

    07/27/2015 7:51:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7/27 | SAMIRA PUSKAR, BOB VASILOPULOS and JON SCHUPPE
    A Milwaukee man who admitted to a fatal 2013 hit-and-run was ordered out of prison Monday after investigators discovered that he gave a false confession to protect the true suspect — his son. Juan Silva Sr. is expected to be released later Monday or early Tuesday from the Racine County Jail, where he was serving a five-year sentence for the killing of Juan R. Zapata-Guerrero, a 39-year-old father of three, according to his lawyer, Hans Koesser. Silva's 22-year-old son, Juan Silva Jr., has been charged with the crime. He has waived his right to trial and jail is due in...
  • American Beverage Association Sues San Francisco Over Soda Health Warning Legislation

    07/27/2015 7:43:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Monday, Jul 27, 2015 | Tamara Palmer
    San Francisco's new legislation requiring sodas to carry health warning labels is being challenged in court by the American Beverage Association. The ABA, joined by the California State Outdoor Advertising Association and California Retailers Association, filed a lawsuit against the city on Friday, arguing that the legislation, which also would ban sugary-drink ads on city property, is a First Amendment violation, reported SFGate. According to Convenience Store and Fuel News, the lawsuit in part alleges that the ban, "discriminates against speech based on the identity of the speaker, in violation of the First Amendment, by expressly prohibiting speech that includes...
  • U.S. Navy investigates report of cancer cluster at Guantanamo

    07/27/2015 7:31:57 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 27, 2015 | By David Rohde
    NEW YORK--The U.S. Navy is investigating a complaint that seeks the evacuation of civilian and military lawyers from parts of the U.S. base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, following reports of cancer cases among personnel working on the trials of detainees there. At least seven civilians and military members who worked on detainee trials at Guantanamo Bay have been diagnosed with cancer, according to the complaint, which was filed with the U.S. Defense Department’s Office of the Inspector General. The complaint calls on American military officials to remove personnel from court facilities on the base and test them and the base...
  • Sanford treasure hunters find $1M in gold off Florida's coast

    07/27/2015 7:18:55 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 19 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | July 27, 2015 | By Desiree Stennett
    When Eric Schmitt's metal detector got a hit about 15 feet below the ocean's surface, he didn't think much of it. Most of the time, the metal detectors uncover beer cans and lead fishing weights. But this time was different. This time, the treasure-hunter from Sanford struck gold, and a lot of it. Treasure-hunting Sanford family strikes gold-again Holidays are a lucky time for a treasure-hunting family from Sanford, Florida. Last year on Labor Day, the Schmitts made national news when they pulled several pieces of a solid gold chain - more than 60 feet in all - from the...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, Colorado ~ 28 JULY 2015

    07/27/2015 6:13:29 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 61 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, Colorado The Cheyenne Mountain Complex is a military installation and nuclear bunker located in Colorado Springs, Colorado at the Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, which hosts the activities of several tenant units. Also located in Colorado Springs is the Peterson Air Force Base, where the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) headquarters are located. The center for the United States Space Command and NORAD monitored the air space of Canada and the United States through a world-wide system for missiles,...
  • Hillary Clinton Lays Out Climate Change Plan

    07/27/2015 5:44:57 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 36 replies
    New ork Times ^ | July 27, 2015 | By TRIP GABRIEL and CORAL DAVENPORT
    DES MOINES — Setting ambitious goals for producing energy from the sun, wind and other renewable sources, Hillary Rodham Clinton seized on an issue Monday that increasingly resonates with Democratic voters and sets up a stark contrast with the Republican presidential field. With many Republican candidates saying they do not believe that climate change is a threat or requires government intervention, Mrs. Clinton assailed their logic, saying, “The reality of climate change is unforgiving no matter what the deniers say.” She set a goal to produce 33 percent of the nation’s electricity from renewable sources by 2027, up from 7...
  • Guzmán: The Buried Truth

    07/27/2015 5:13:48 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 3 replies
    New York Review of Books ^ | July 20, 2015 | By Alma Guillermoprieto
    On June 25, the United States issued a formal request to the Mexican government for the extradition of Joaquín Guzmán Loera, known as Chapo, who was being held at Mexico’s highest security prison. On July 11, less than three weeks later, Guzmán Loera released himself from the supposedly impregnable prison in President Enrique Peńa Nieto’s home state, by means of a sixty-foot-deep tunnel that had apparently been dug from a half-built house a mile away, directly into the shower of his prison cell. Guzmán, of course, had been transferred to the Almoloya prison immediately after his capture eighteen months earlier,...
  • Jeb Bush Bashes Huckabee: ‘Oven Door’ Comment ‘Just Wrong’

    07/27/2015 4:41:33 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 57 replies
    Mediate ^ | 2:11 pm, July 27th, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush called out fellow GOP contender Mike Huckabee for saying President Barack Obama was marching Israelis to “the door of the oven” with the Iran deal, calling his comments “unfortunate” and “just wrong.” “The Iran deal is horrific, and it creates far more dangers and problems than it solves,” Bush said at an event in an Orlando church. “But I think we need to tone down the rhetoric for sure.” “Look, I’ve been to Israel not as many times as Mike Huckabee, who I respect,” he said. “But the use of that kind of language, it’s...
  • DEMS FOR JEB

    07/27/2015 4:05:47 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 28 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | July 27,2015
    http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-07-27/jeb-bush-snares-a-democratic-moneyman-on-hamptons-tour
  • Ex-President APJ Abdul Kalam Passes Away, Nation Pays Homage

    07/27/2015 3:50:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | Jul 28, 2015 | Rahul Karmakar and Rezaul H Laskar
    Former President APJ Abdul Kalam passed away in Shillong on Monday evening. He was 83. Kalam, who reached Shillong via Guwahati in the morning, collapsed during a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management-Shillong (IIM-S) at around 6:30 pm and was rushed to the Bethany Hospital there. Doctors at the hospital said he was brought dead around 7pm. “He had no pulse when he was admitted to the hospital. We can attribute his death to cardiac arrest,” a doctor said. The hospital authorities, however, refrained from confirming the death until Meghalaya governor V Shanmughanathan and chief secretary PBO Warjri visited...
  • 'Have you been sexually harassed by Bill Clinton?' Kathleen Willey launches anti-Hillary website

    07/27/2015 11:27:02 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 18 replies
    WWD ^ | July 26, 2015
    Bill Clinton sexual-harassment accuser Kathleen Willey has launched an anti-Hillary Clinton website titled “A Scandal A Day.” The site is partially aimed at recruiting other women who may have been assaulted by the former president. Calling Hillary Clinton “without a doubt the most corrupt politician that this nation has ever seen,” Willey announced the launch of her new website Sunday on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio,” broadcast on New York’s AM 970 The Answer and Philadelphia’s NewsTalk 990 AM and online. Willey, the former volunteer aide to Bill Clinton who says she was sexually harassed by the president in the 1990s,...