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  • Steve Rattner's Interesting Advice to Hillary: 'Open the Kimono'

    09/16/2015 4:04:52 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 42 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    We've got more than a year to go before the election. Even so, Steve Rattner has made a strong bid for most unusual metaphor of the political season. On today's Morning Joe, Rattner said that when it comes to the email matter, Hillary needs to "open the kimono." Rattner, a Hillary supporter, went on to indicate that she should turn over the server and take questions at length from reporters, as Chris Christie did regarding Bridgegate. View the video here.
  • Oops! Hillary Clinton calls Indianapolis “Indianoplace” in newly released private emails

    10/06/2015 9:20:41 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 36 replies
    fox 59 ^ | October 2, 2015 | Amanda Rakes
    More private emails sent by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton were released this week, and one of the emails contains a spelling of Indianapolis that Hoosiers may not appreciate. In an email from April 2010, Clinton writes, “Are you still in basketball-crazed Indianoplace?
  • NY Times: The Taliban's new leader is a Pakistani ISI agent/asset.

    10/06/2015 9:06:46 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 8 replies ^ | 10/04/2015 | Joseph Goldstein
    He has also benefited from a powerful alliance with the Pakistani military spy agency, Inter-Services Intelligence, the original sponsor of the Afghan Taliban insurgency. ...snip... Mullah Mansour, a stout man believed to be just under 50, does not, unlike his famously reclusive predecessor, live in hiding. His circumstances are not those of a jihadist leader living a fugitive existence, fearing drone strikes and avoiding cellphones in case they are tracked — in fact, one person who knows him says the Taliban leader owns a cellphone company. Some of the time, he lives in a southern neighborhood of Quetta, Pakistan, known...
  • Marco Rubio Admits: Amnesty Critics Have ‘Very Valid Argument’

    10/06/2015 8:49:26 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 56 replies ^ | 6 Oct 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) still supports immigration reform, including the ability for illegal immigrants to apply for green cards. But in a recent media interview, he admitted that his quest for reform would be difficult to pass through Congress, even acknowledging that critics have a valid argument against it. When asked by CNBC’s John Harwood if he still supported the Gang of Eight proposal allowing illegal immigrants should be allowed to apply for green cards in 10 years, Rubio indicated on CNBC that that he didn’t – because it would be impossible to pass. But Rubio admitted that he was...

    10/06/2015 6:13:41 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 October 2015 | MIKE FLYNN
    The third quarter fundraising period for presidential campaigns is over, having closed Wednesday. Detailed numbers won’t be publicly available until later this week, but campaigns are free to report their results at any time. More than any other candidate, Jeb Bush needs to report a strong fundraising quarter to quell growing doubts about his campaign. -snip- Sources close to the Ted Cruz campaign told Breitbart News that the conservative favorite raised around $14-15 million last quarter, matching his fundraising in the second quarter. No other GOP campaigns have reported or leaked their fundraising numbers for the third quarter. The summer...
  • Trump: 'I'm not getting out'

    10/06/2015 5:28:53 AM PDT · by onyx · 107 replies
    THE HILL ^ | OCTOBER 6, 2015 - 7:46AM EDT | Jesse Byrnes
    Real estate tycoon Donald Trump insisted Tuesday that he was nowhere near ending his 2016 White House bid, despite slipping a bit in some polls. ADVERTISEMENT "Not even a thought, not even 1 percent of the thought," Trump said during a phone interview broadcast on CNN's "New Day.""Why would I get out?" Trump asked, pointing out that he is still leading polls for the Republican presidential nomination. "I'm not going anywhere."Trump has suggested in several interviews that he may end his White House bid if he dropped into the low single digits, like several other candidates in the field."The...
  • Was Carly Fiorina slow to pay staff on her Senate campaign?

    10/06/2015 4:42:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    CBS News ^ | Last Updated October 5, 2015 | REBECCA KAPLAN
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina is rebutting a Washington Post story that details a pattern of delayed payments to staff and contractors after her 2010 Senate campaign in California. According to the piece, Fiorina, the wealthy former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, waited until January, a few months before announcing her 2016 presidential bid, to settle most of the more than 30 invoices outstanding from her last campaign - a total of about $500,000. She was quicker to reimburse herself the $1.3 million she lent the campaign. Fiorina, when asked about the article Monday, dismissed it. "You know I don't think the...
  • Boehner making waves on his way to the exit

    10/06/2015 4:59:02 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | October 5, 2015 | By Jake Sherman and John Bresnahan
    With less than four weeks left in his decades-long congressional career, Boehner is maneuvering to shape the House Republican Conference on his way out. His goal is to leave the conference he helped build —with countless hours of grunt work and hundreds of millions of dollars in fundraising — in the strongest position possible. He has all but officially endorsed Rep. Kevin McCarthy to succeed him, giving the majority leader enough of a nod to express confidence but short of the full-throated endorsement that could sink him. Boehner tried to lure a candidate into the majority leader race against one...
  • Ted Cruz is toast: It’s not just that he won’t be president—his days in Senate are numbered, too

    09/30/2015 1:06:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    Salon ^ | September 30, 2015 | Sean Illing
    Rand Paul is right: Cruz's career in the Senate is "done for." Once he leaves, he can become a full-time grafter.I’m not sure when it started, but at some point the Republican Party ceded the business of governance to the Democrats. Maybe it began with the Tea Party movement or Fox News or the larger conservative media-industrial complex – I honestly don’t know. But it’s clear now that the GOP is no longer a legitimate governing party. A party that allows rank neophytes like Herman Cain and Donald Trump and Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina to run for the highest...
  • Was the Oregon mass shooting an Islamist attempt to assassinate Alek Skarlatos?

    10/06/2015 2:36:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/6/15 | Matthew Vadum
    Was last week's massacre at Umpqua Community College in Oregon a failed attempt to assassinate a Christian American hero for thwarting a Muslim terrorist train attack this summer in France? There may simply be a series of unlikely coincidences at play, or there may be circumstantial evidence suggesting that anti-jihadist hero Alek Skarlatos was an intended target of Chris Harper-Mercer, who put several Christians to death in an Umpqua classroom on Thursday, Oct. 1 for being Christian. Read on and decide for yourself if Harper-Mercer may have wanted to make an example of Skarlatos for the world to see. And...
  • 'The President is not welcome here': Roseburg residents angry that Obama is traveling to visit

    10/06/2015 2:17:34 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/05/15
    'The President is not welcome here': Roseburg residents angry that Obama is traveling to visit the victims of the UCC shooting **SNIP** 'We haven't even identified bodies, we've still got incident command trying to contain the scene, and he's holding a press conference 3,000 miles away from here, telling — almost implying that he could have single-handedly prevented this if the Congress would have listened to him.' 'I think he admitted it himself. 'His visit here isn't a re-election campaign stop, but it is a campaign stop for an agenda that he and his associates believe is important. "And that...
  • Florida candidate for U.S. Senate admits to sacrificing goat, drinking its blood

    10/05/2015 11:19:38 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 21 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | October 6, 2015 | By By BRENDAN FARRINGTON, AP Political Writer
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Two years ago, Augustus Sol Invictus walked from central Florida to the Mojave Desert and spent a week fasting and praying, at times thinking he wouldn't survive. In a pagan ritual to give thanks when he returned home, he killed a goat and drank its blood. Now that he's a candidate for U.S. Senate, the story is coming back to bite him. The chairman of the Libertarian Party of Florida has resigned to call attention to Invictus' candidacy in hopes that other party leaders will denounce him. Adrian Wyllie, who was the Libertarian candidate for governor...
  • [ Salon ]Jeb is cooked: Why megadonors’ millions (probably) aren’t going to save Bush’s disastrous c

    10/05/2015 7:47:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Salon ^ | October 5, 2015 | Simon Maloy
    Team Bush argues they're built to go the distance in the primary, but that won't matter if Jeb has nothing to offer.The Jeb Bush “Don’t Panic, Everything Is Fine” campaign is up and running. With his poll numbers in decline, Jeb is rolling out endorsements and assuring reporters that he’s meeting fundraising targets and will have plenty of money to take the Jeb 2016 machine all the way through the primary season. The arc of Jeb’s campaign is following a very Bush-like trajectory – he started the nominating contest with a “shock and awe” strategy of winning the primary early...
  • In the ranks of the militants started to panic. An expert on the operation in Syria

    10/05/2015 9:38:30 PM PDT · by MrShoop · 17 replies
    Argumenty i Fakty (Russian Newspaper) ^ | 10/5/2015 | Natalia Kozhin
    (Google Translation)With the start of operations in Syria began an active information war against Russia. As our country should act in these circumstances? - I would not attach any special significance. We must be prepared for such an attack. Although neither Russian nor American nor European politicians do not like to talk, and carefully avoided the phrase "cold war", but we have a de facto live in a "cold war" with the United States. Not with Europe, and it is with America. Some of its manifestations could be seen in 2008 in South Ossetia, and then during a sharp aggravation...
  • Bloody Baltimore: No end seen to post-Freddie Gray spike in homicides, shootings

    10/05/2015 8:27:05 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 18 replies
    FOX News ^ | October 5, 2015 | By Edmund DeMarche
    Baltimore's bloody summer ended with a barrage of bangs, as the rate of homicides and gun crimes continued to spike in the wake of the racially charged case of Freddie Gray, whose death in police custody left citizens angry and cops demoralized. For September, homicides were up 39 percent and non-fatal shootings nearly doubled over the same month in 2014, continuing a disturbing trend that has gripped the Charm City since Gray's death in April and the rioting that followed. For the year, murders are up 52 percent and non-fatal shootings 80 percent over last year. "We have highly motivated...
  • Pres. Obama to visit Oregon shooting victims' families; killer's anger revealed: official

    10/05/2015 8:16:54 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 73 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | October 5, 2015 | BY Jason Silverstein, Leonard Greene
    An angry President Obama will visit Roseburg, Oregon, Friday to meet privately with families of students and a teacher shot to death during a community college rampage. Hours after Thursday’s shooting, an upset Obama lashed out at lawmakers standing in the way of stronger gun control laws, and vowed to politicize such shootings so that the death of victims would not be in vain. But a local newspaper publisher said the president is not welcome. “I think that’s very inappropriate, and I think it’s disrespectful to the families,” said David Jaques publisher of the Roseburg Beacon, a community newspaper. He...
  • Syria conflict: Turkey summons Russian ambassador a second time

    10/05/2015 8:14:58 PM PDT · by amorphous · 17 replies
    BBC ^ | 5 Oct 2015
    Turkey has again summoned the Russian ambassador after a second violation of its airspace by a Russian warplane operating in Syria in two days. It did the same after the first violation on Saturday, after which two Turkish F-16 jets were scrambled. Turkey said the second violation occurred on Sunday. Nato has urged Russia to end air strikes "on the Syrian opposition and civilians". Russia says it is targeting Islamic State and other Islamists.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D. C. ~ 06 OCT 2015

    10/05/2015 6:07:58 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 57 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Washington Navy Yard, Washington D. C.The Washington Navy Yard (WNY) is the former shipyard and ordnance plant of the United States Navy in Southeast Washington, D.C. It is the oldest shore establishment of the U.S. Navy. The Yard currently serves as a ceremonial and administrative center for the U.S. Navy, home to the Chief of Naval Operations, and is headquarters for the Naval Sea Systems Command, Naval Historical Center, the Department of Naval History, the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps, Naval Reactors, Marine Corps Institute, the United States Navy Band,...
  • Putin has sent the feared Spetsnaz special forces into Syria to bail out Assad

    10/05/2015 5:08:54 PM PDT · by amorphous · 63 replies
    Mirror UK ^ | 5 Oct 2015 | Chris Hughes
    The move is a blow to Britain and America’s mission to wipe out Islamic State but maintain an opposition to brutal dictator Assad Russia has sent its crack special troops into Syria to back up ­ President Bashar al-Assad’s bid to wipe out his opposition. Vladimir Putin’s feared Spetsnaz unit and a covert para battalion ghosted into the war-torn country and are preparing for an all-out assault on rebels fighting the regime – including moderate units such as the western-backed Free Syrian Army. A military source said last night: “Putin’s marines are there to guard the airbases they are using...
  • Bombshell: ISIS just hours from destruction ('It won't take very long at all to drive them out')

    10/05/2015 4:53:25 PM PDT · by amorphous · 70 replies
    WND ^ | 5 Oct 2015 | Chelsea Schilling
    A top terror expert says ISIS is now so weak that it could be decimated within hours. According to a London Express report Monday evening, Russian airstrikes, unruly leadership and numerous defections have destabilized the terror organization to the point that it wouldn’t be capable of fighting off even a small attack. Terror analyst Dr. Afzal Ashraf told the paper that ISIS has drastically exaggerated its military power, prompting an international counterattack. Ashraf urged Western leaders to act now to wipe out the jihadi group. The U.S. has led a coalition of airstrikes against ISIS. The New York Times reported...
  • Rush Limbaugh is right: Ted Cruz is most-principled candidate

    10/05/2015 4:42:56 PM PDT · by Isara · 154 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, October 5, 2015 | Steve Deace
    It seems to me the only principled reason to be a Republican would be to stop, thwart and defeat Leftist ideas you’re opposed to. Therefore, what better standard by which to judge Republican presidential candidates than by who is the most committed to actually defeating the opposition? And who might that candidate be in 2016? Well, according to the man from whom much of today’s conservative multimedia empire originates, that candidate is Ted Cruz. “If you’re looking for the Republican candidate who is the most steadfastly opposed to liberalism, whose agenda is oriented towards stopping it, thwarting it, and defeating...
  • Arabs Who Spat At, Kicked Terror Victim to be Prosecuted

    10/05/2015 4:12:11 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/10/15 | Ben Porat
    Thanks to near-complete video camera coverage in Jerusalem's Old City, the identities of Arabs who mocked, kicked, and hit Adelle Banita-Bennett as she staggered through the streets of Jerusalem's Old City are known, and they will be prosecuted, Israeli officials said. A Channel 2 report Monday night said the identities of the Arabs who thought that Banita-Bennett's life-threatening injuries were “funny” will be brought to trial for incitement, failing to offer assistance, and acting as accomplices in an attempted murder. On Sunday afternoon, the Adelle Banita-Bennett, widow of Aharon Banita-Bennett, who herself was seriously injured in the stabbing attack Saturday...
  • Israeli PM vows 'strong action' against Palestinian unrest

    10/05/2015 3:50:10 PM PDT · by McGruff · 5 replies
    AP ^ | Oct. 5, 2015 | IAN DEITCH and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Monday that he will use a "strong hand" to quell violent Palestinian protests and deadly attacks, signaling that the current round of violence is bound to escalate at a time when a political solution to the conflict is increasingly distant. Netanyahu said he has sent thousands more soldiers and police to the West Bank and Arab neighborhoods of Jerusalem and that "we are allowing our forces to take strong action against those who throw rocks and firebombs." He said restrictions limiting what security forces can do were being lifted, but did not elaborate.
  • NV Assembly Majority Whip Jim Wheeler Endorses Ted Cruz for President (former Walker's NV co-chair)

    10/05/2015 3:17:43 PM PDT · by Isara · 14 replies ^ | 10/05/15
    HOUSTON, Texas – Presidential candidate Ted Cruz today received the endorsement of Nevada Assembly Majority Whip Jim Wheeler, who had previously endorsed Scott Walker and served as his state co-chair. This is the most recent of several endorsements Sen. Cruz has secured from former Walker supporters, including Nevada Assemblyman and Assistant Majority Floor Leader Ira Hansen, Nevada Assemblywoman Victoria Dooling, along with Julianne Thompson, Rachel Little, and Louie Hunter of Georgia and Iowa State Senator Randy Feenstra.“I am thrilled to have Jim join our team in Nevada. His record as a principled leader and strong, conservative fighter will be invaluable...
  • Abbas: Palestinian Violence 'Helps' Israel

    10/05/2015 3:06:46 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/10/15 | Yaakov Levi
    Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas on Monday called for calm, saying Israel was “benefiting” from Palestinian violence, and has ordered Palestinian Authority security forces to arrest rioters and prevent the outbreak of violence in PA villages. The reason, he told members of his cabinet, had nothing to do with cooperating with Israel, but to prevent Israel from “taking advantage of violence to attack innocent Palestinians and to drag the entire region into violence.” A PA cabinet official told Arab media that while it was understandable that Palestinians would want to attack Israelis “because of their crimes, we must remember that...
  • Bloodbath: ‘Los Angeles Times’ To Cut 10% of Staff

    10/05/2015 12:18:35 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 71 replies ^ | 5 Oct 2015 | John Nolte
    While it may be impossible to believe that an upstanding newspaper like The Los Angeles Times, a trusted and beloved publication that describes half-black men as “white supremacists,” is having financial troubles, the fact is that a bloodbath involving at least 10% of newsroom staffers is underway. The Los Angeles Times staff will be reduced from 500 to around 450, and buyouts are being offered, but not really. There’s some severance and an additional amount that equals a week’s pay for every year of employment. This sounds like less of a buyout than a small incentive to avoid being laid...
  • Mummification Practiced in Bronze Age Britain

    10/05/2015 11:35:06 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 4 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 5, 2015 | By SINDYA N. BHANOO
    Mummification was widely practiced in what is now Britain throughout the Bronze Age, a new study reports. Archaeologists used microscopic bone analysis to study 34 human remains from Britain dating to the Bronze Age, spanning from 2200 B.C. to 750 B.C., and compared them with known mummies in northern Yemen and Ireland. The pattern of erosion in 16 of the British skeletons was consistent with that of the known mummies. “Since it was widespread in Britain, there’s no reason to think that it wasn’t a common practice in Bronze Age societies across Europe,” said Tom Booth, an archaeologist at the...
  • Former DOJ Head Michael Mukasey Hits Obama’s DOJ Voting Section

    10/05/2015 11:11:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 5, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    He attacks Obama's co-opting of the DOJ for the advancement of leftism, not justice. Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey delivered a sharp criticism of the Obama Justice Department, particularly the DOJ Voting Section, in a speech republished in Hillsdale College’s Imprimis . In a broadside aimed at the Obama-era DOJ, Mukasey hits the department’s biased and partisan law enforcement policies. Mukasey’s speech should be required reading for every presidential campaign. Mukasey revisits the dismissal of the voter intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party by Eric Holder and other political appointees shortly after the 2009 inauguration: During the 2008...
  • 4 Hospitalized After Amtrak Passenger Train Derails in Vermont

    10/05/2015 9:04:04 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | Oct 5, 2015 | EMILY SHAPIRO
    Four passengers were hospitalized after an Amtrak train derailed over an embankment in Northfield, Vermont, this morning, the Vermont State Police said.
  • The Note: How Hillary Clinton Would Tackle Gun Control

    10/05/2015 9:10:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 5, 2015 | Michael Falcone
    TODAY IN THE GRANITE STATE: Less than one week after the deadly shooting at the Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, Hillary Clinton is set to propose a series of gun control measures she would enact if elected president, ABC's LIZ KREUTZ reports. Clinton's plan, which she plans to unveil at campaign events in New Hampshire today, comes two days after the Democratic presidential candidate blasted Republicans for putting "the NRA ahead of American families," and just hours after her Democratic challenger, Martin O'Malley, called on both Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to back his plan to reduce gun...
  • Russian TV forecasts 'good weather' for Bombing Syria

    10/05/2015 6:22:35 AM PDT · by EBH · 20 replies
    AFP ^ | 10/5/2015
    Moscow (AFP) - Russian TV has taken its gung-ho coverage of air strikes in Syria to another level by airing cheery weather forecasts for its fighter jets bombing Syria. A female forecaster on the state-owned Rossiya 24 rolling news channel told viewers that Syria's weather in October was "ideal for carrying out operational sorties. ' Standing in front of an image of a bomber and the headline "Flying weather", the forecaster gave a straight-faced analysis of the perfect conditions for bombing. Light cloud cover "will not make flying more difficult and will not influence the systems for aiming weapons," she...
  • Russian-made fighter jet harasses Turkish F-16s over Turkey’s Syrian border

    10/05/2015 5:50:21 AM PDT · by McGruff · 11 replies
    Today's Zaman ^ | October 05, 2015
    A Russian-made MIG-29 fighter jet put two Turkish F-16 jets under radar lock on Turkish-Syrian border on Monday, the Turkish military has announced. In a written statement issued on its website on Monday, the military said 10 F-16s scrambled to patrol the Turkish-Syrian border. During this mission, a MIG-29 placed two Turkish F-16s under radar lock for five minutes and 40 seconds. The military said it has not yet determined which country the MIG-29 belongs to. Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Monday a Russian warplane violated Turkish airspace near the Syrian border, prompting Ankara to scramble two F-16 jets to...
  • Statement by Ted Cruz on the Flooding in South Carolina

    10/05/2015 5:46:53 AM PDT · by Isara · 2 replies ^ | 10/05/15
    HOUSTON, Texas — Presidential candidate Ted Cruz today released the following statement regarding flooding in South Carolina caused in part by Hurricane Joaquin:“Heidi and my prayers are with the people of South Carolina, many of whom have suffered immense loss,” Cruz said. “We fully recognize the sacrifices that law enforcement and first responders make to protect and save lives in the face of natural disasters, and we commend all who have bravely stepped up to lead rescue and recovery efforts. We are also thankful for Gov. Haley and the many state and local officials who are working around the clock...
  • How Hillary Plans to Tackle Gun Control [secret service protected for 38 years and counting]

    10/05/2015 4:30:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 5, 2015 | Liz Kreutz
    "... Clinton’s plan, her campaign said, will continue calls for universal background checks and for the ban of military-style assault weapons from the streets. In addition, it will call for a crackdown on the sale of guns on the Internet and at gun shows -- something Clinton will say she will even take executive action to do -- in order to ensure that all gun sellers are held to the same standards as gun stores. It will also push for legislation to prevent gun sales from going through without completed background checks (something currently dubbed a "Charleston Loophole"), and for...
  • Volkswagen Emissions Probe Zeroes In on Two Engineers

    10/05/2015 12:23:46 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 45 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 4, 2015 | By William Boston
    WOLFSBURG, Germany—Two top Volkswagen engineers who found they couldn’t deliver as promised a clean diesel engine for the U.S. market are at the center of a company probe into the installation of engine software designed to fool regulators, according to people familiar with the matter. The two men, Ulrich Hackenberg, Audi ’s chief engineer, and Wolfgang Hatz, developer of Porsche’s winning Formula One engines, were among the engineers suspended in the investigation of the emissions cheating scandal that sank the company’s market value by 43% since Sept. 18 and triggered a world-wide recall to refit the engines to meet clear-air...
  • Clinton's Remarks on the Release of Government Documents to Wikileaks, November 2010

    10/04/2015 11:24:20 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 2 replies
    Council on Foreign Relations ^ | November 29, 2010 | Hillary Clinton
    . . .The United States strongly condemns the illegal disclosure of classified information. It puts people’s lives in danger, threatens our national security, and undermines our efforts to work with other countries to solve shared problems. . . . . .So let’s be clear: this disclosure is not just an attack on America’s foreign policy interests. It is an attack on the international community – the alliances and partnerships, the conversations and negotiations, that safeguard global security and advance economic prosperity. . . . . . I can say that the United States deeply regrets the disclosure of any information...
  • This New Lawsuit Against Obamacare Has Legs

    10/04/2015 11:00:58 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 16 replies ^ | 9/25/2015 | Hans von Spakovsky
    For those who thought that the lawsuits challenging the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) were at an end, think again. On September 9, Judge Rosemary Collyer of the federal district court for the District of Columbia refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the entire U.S. House of Representatives against the Obama administration over its funding of certain aspects of Obamacare. This is a historic lawsuit and a historic decision. In the past, individual members of Congress have filed a number of (unsuccessful) lawsuits against sitting administrations. But this is one of the few occasions when such a suit has been...
  • Obama rejects candidates' ideas for solving crisis in Syria

    10/04/2015 7:06:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 10/03/15 | JULIE PACE
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is accusing White House hopefuls of concocting "half-baked" ideas for solving the crisis in Syria, appearing to even dismiss his former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's call for a no-fly zone before later clarifying his view of the Democratic front-runner. The idea of a no-fly zone — a region of Syria that the United States would protect from bombing to create a safe corridor for refugees — has emerged as a favorite option for Democratic and Republican candidates. It's a plan that allows them to stake out a more aggressive military posture than...
  • Oregon pastor says shooting survivor got flash drive, had to watch slayings

    10/04/2015 6:57:35 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 17 replies ^ | 10/4/15 | Associated Press writer Tami Abdollah
    An Oregon pastor says a student who was spared by a gunman during a deadly rampage on a college campus received an envelope with a flash drive from the shooter and had to watch as his classmates were killed. Randy Scroggins, whose daughter also survived Thursday's shooting at Umpqua Community College, spoke at his church Sunday as his daughter and the other student, 18-year-old Mathew Downing, sat together in the congregation. Scroggins' daughter Lacey had told him gunman Christopher Sean Harper-Mercer gave an envelope to another student in the class and told him to give it to police.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Vernon Baker ~ 05 October 2015

    10/04/2015 5:01:16 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 50 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC and The Canteen Crew
      Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~Vernon Baker (Info found here.)             On Saturday, July 13th, 2010, another Medal of Honor recipient left us to guard the streets of heaven.  Thank you, sir, for your service to our country. Vernon Joseph Baker (December 17, 1919 – July 13, 2010) was a United States Army officer...
  • Iowa GOP chairman: Caucus will come down to the wire (Trump leads, Cruz now up to 3rd place!)

    10/04/2015 4:30:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box ^ | October 4, 2015 | Bradford Richardson
    The chairman of the Iowa Republican Party says the Hawkeye State’s GOP presidential caucus is still up for grabs, predicting the race will be a “nail-biter.” “The people are waiting to make up their minds,” Jeff Kaufmann told host John Catsimatidis on AM 970 New York on Sunday. “I don’t think we’re going to have polls that are predictable of the end of this thing, this caucus season in Iowa,” he added. “We’re going to be well into January before this thing starts flushing out to the point where you can even start talking about the top five and the...
  • Of 170 held after Waco biker shooting, all are now out of jail, with none charged in killings

    10/04/2015 4:21:29 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 99 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 04 October 2015 | AP
    WACO — Only a few of the people arrested in the May biker shooting outside a Waco restaurant remain under ankle monitoring, and none are still in jail. Of the 135 people originally ordered to wear GPS ankle monitors, all but 22 have been allowed to remove them, the Waco Tribune-Herald reported Sunday. Their lawyers have reached agreements with prosecutors to modify the conditions of their pre-trial release. After initially locking up more than 170 people in connection with the May 17 incident outside Twin Peaks restaurant, McLennan County prosecutors have not charged anyone with the shooting deaths of nine...
  • San Francisco’s last gun store closing doors for good

    10/04/2015 4:07:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 4, 2015 5:54 PM EDT | Paul Elias
    The only gun store in San Francisco is shuttering for good, saying it can no longer operate in the city’s political climate of increased gun control regulations and vocal opposition to its business. “It’s with tremendous sadness and regret that I have to announce we are closing our shop,” High Bridge Arms manager Steve Alcairo announced in a Facebook post on Sept. 11. “It has been a long and difficult ride, but a great pleasure to be your last San Francisco gun shop.” Alcairo said the breaking point came this summer when a local politician proposed a law that would...
  • Vladimir Putin sees Barack Obama's coolness as weakness – and it is hurting America

    10/04/2015 4:04:06 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 71 replies
    the telegraph ^ | 04 Oct 2015 | Matt K Lewis
    Russian warplanes began bombing American-backed Syrian opposition strongholds on Wednesday, a move that can be viewed as the latest example of American humiliation abroad. This all comes on the heels of President Barack Obama's drawing of a "red line" regarding the use of chemical weapons, only to back down when the Assad regime – by most accounts – used them. This past week, White House press secretary Josh Earnest strained credulity when he said Mr Obama doesn't regret drawing that red line.
  • Trump says he has license to carry: 'Somebody attacks me, they’re gonna be shocked'

    10/04/2015 10:54:02 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 71 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/4/15 | Dylan Stableford
    Donald Trump continues to court Second Amendment supporters in the wake of last week’s deadly shooting in Oregon, suggesting the teachers at Umpqua Community College should have been armed — just like he is. “Let me tell you, if you had a couple teachers with guns in that room, you would have been a hell of a lot better off,” Trump said at a rally in Franklin, Tenn., on Saturday. “This is about self-defense, plain and simple.” “In fact, I have a license to carry in New York — can you believe that? Nobody knows that,” Trump continued. “Somebody attacks...
  • Death Toll Rises in Doctors Without Borders Hospital Airstrike (Obama's fault)

    10/04/2015 10:46:25 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 55 replies (Chicago) ^ | 10/04/2015 | EMILY SHAPIRO
    The death toll has climbed to 22 following an airstrike in Kunduz, Afghanistan, that struck a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders Saturday. Ten of those killed were patients, including three children, according to Doctors Without Borders/Mdecins Sans Frontires (MSF). The other 12 were staff members, said MSF. In a statement, the coalition in Afghanistan acknowledged that U.S. forces conducted an airstrike in Kunduz early Saturday at 2:15 a.m. local time "against insurgents who were directly firing upon U.S. service members advising and assisting Afghan Security Forces in the city of Kunduz. The strike was conducted in the vicinity of...
  • Law firm labeled hate group leading Kim Davis' crusade

    10/04/2015 9:17:57 AM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies
    AP ^ | Oct. 4, 2015 | AP
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Kim Davis' lawyer stood onstage in a Washington D.C. hotel and pointed to a photo on the screen. It showed 100,000 people packed into a Peruvian soccer stadium, Mat Staver told the crowd, all there to pray for the Kentucky clerk battling against gay marriage. The crowd erupted. It wasn't true.
  • INSIGHT-US, allies short on options as Russia,Iran flex muscle in Syria

    10/04/2015 8:34:02 AM PDT · by EBH · 24 replies
    Thomson Reuters Foundation ^ | 10/3/2015 | Samia Nakhoul
    The question on everyone's mind is: will the United States and its European and regional Sunni allies intervene to stop President Vladimir Putin from reversing the gains made by mainstream Syrian rebels after more than four years of war? Few are holding their breath. Many say, often with vehemence, that the current drama is the consequence of ongoing Western inaction and U.S. retreat at critical moments in an ever more uncontrollable conflict, whose regional dimensions are fast becoming global. Nobody in the Middle East is counting on U.S. President Barack Obama. The gloomy prediction of most is that a war...
  • Two Illegal Aliens Found Guilty of Murdering Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry

    10/04/2015 5:59:50 AM PDT · by McGruff · 23 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 10/1/2015 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    After hours of deliberation, jurors found two illegal aliens guilty on all counts in connection with the death of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. The guilty verdict confirms that Ivan Soto Barraza and Jesus Leonel Sanchez Mesa, two men who had entered the country illegally as part of a crew of gunmen bent on robbing drug cartel smugglers, killed Terry during a shootout. Defense attorneys tried to claim that the men were not there to commit a robbery and that the shooting was done in self-defense.
  • De Blasio administration joins fight against law that would exclude immigrants, felons from voting

    10/04/2015 4:39:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/04/15 | Jennifer Fermino
    EXCLUSIVE: De Blasio administration joins fight against law that would exclude immigrants, felons from voting district count The de Blasio administration has joined a Supreme Court fight that could change the way voting districts are carved up to exclude residents like immigrants and felons from the population count, the Daily News has learned. If successful, Evenwel vs. Abbott would dramatically change the political landscape in immigrant-rich communities like New York, because it would draw districts to include only eligible voters. Immigrants, felons who have lost the right to vote and children would be excluded. In court papers filed last week,...