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  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops! - 30 May 2015

    05/29/2015 6:00:08 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 15 replies
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  • US Drops Cuba From State Terrorism List, Paving the Way for Embassies

    05/29/2015 3:29:11 PM PDT · by lbryce · 6 replies
    ABC ^ | May 29, 2015 | JIM AVILA and SERENA MARSHALL
    The State Department today removed Cuba from the list of states that sponsor terrorism, paving the way for full diplomatic recognition and an opening of embassies. It has been 45 days since President Obama announced plans to remove Cuba from the list of nations that support terrorism and there was no attempt by Congress to stop the action. The State Department said that while differences with the country remain, they weren't a bar to Cuba's removal from the list. "While the United States has significant concerns and disagreements with a wide range of Cuba’s policies and actions, these fall outside...
  • Teen dies after doctors allegedly dismiss stomach cancer symptoms as desire to be thin

    05/29/2015 2:43:38 PM PDT · by lbryce · 29 replies
    Fox ^ | May 29, 2015 | Staff
    A British teen whose stomach cancer symptoms were allegedly dismissed by doctors as a desire to be skinny died after it spread to her eye and ovaries, the Telegraph reported. Georgia Marrison, 18, who was preparing to study English Literature at University of Sheffield, complained of tiredness and fatigue. But her mother, Joanne, said that doctors downplayed the symptoms to severe anemia and an overwhelming desire to be thin. “I felt abandoned by doctors and had nowhere to turn,” Joanne told the Telegraph. “The doctor said to her, ‘Georgia, you are looking very pale, and I know what you 18-year-old...
  • If Hillary becomes president, who will make her obey the law?

    05/29/2015 2:00:34 PM PDT · by lbryce · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 28, 2015 | Staff
    Last year, before Hillary Clinton's secret email system became publicly known, Congress passed a law to keep presidents from trying the same trick. If Clinton wins the White House, the law could well be put to the test. The statute is the Presidential and Federal Records Act Amendments of 2014. It recognizes that government officials sometimes (or in Clinton's case, all the time) want to use private email accounts — in the words of the law, "non-official electronic messaging accounts" — to conduct government business. Such communications are still federal records, Congress declared, and must be preserved in accordance with...
  • FNC'S Megyn Kelly Hits Back At "Draw Mohammad" Contest Critics

    05/29/2015 1:58:07 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | Jeff Poor
    On her Tuesday broadcast, Fox News Channel’s “The Kelly File” host Megyn Kelly took on critics of Pamela Geller’s “Draw Mohammad” contest who have suggested the event was an abuse of free speech.
  • Anti-Semitic fliers found in neighborhoods across region

    05/29/2015 1:49:46 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 28, 2015 | By Julie Zauzmer
    A day after anti-Semitic fliers papered a neighborhood in Chevy Chase, similar fliers turned up in a D.C. neighborhood, and people throughout the region said they had also seen the hateful leaflets at their doorsteps. Multiple people in the Takoma neighborhood in Northwest D.C. contacted the Post to say that they had found the flier — a two-page compilation of declarations about Jews and falsified quotations — on Thursday morning. Others said they had seen it earlier, before Montgomery County police said they were investigating the distribution of the leaflets in Chevy Chase. Post readers said they had seen the...
  • Majority Of Democrats, Some Republicans Support Illegal Immigrants Voting In U.S. Elections

    05/29/2015 1:46:28 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 22 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 29 May 2015 | Caroline May
    A majority of Democratic voters believe illegal immigrants should be allowed to vote, according to a striking new Rasmussen Reports survey. The national telephone survey released Friday reveals that more than one third of “Likely U.S. Voters” — 35 percent — say illegal immigrants should be allowed to vote if they can prove they reside in the U.S. and pay taxes. Sixty percent of “Likely Voters,” disagreed and five percent were undecided. Democrats were more likely to support illegal immigrant voting, with 53 percent supporting the idea. Republicans, however, also indicated support. According to the poll, 20 percent of Republican...
  • Motorcyclist files lawsuit over Waco biker brawl arrest

    05/29/2015 12:45:51 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 34 replies
    WFAA.com ^ | 5/29/15 | Jason Trahan, WFAA
    A 30-year old father and former firefighter who is also a member of a motorcycle club has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit alleging he was illegally swept up in the police dragnet following this month's Twin Peaks biker shootout in Waco.
  • Successful Qatar bid for World Cup aroused suspicion among U.S. officials

    05/29/2015 12:09:28 PM PDT · by mojito · 13 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 5/27/2015 | Sari Horwitz
    In November 2010, former president Bill Clinton and then- Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. traveled to Zurich to lobby soccer’s world governing body in support of the U.S. bid to host the 2022 World Cup. Soccer’s popularity was rising in the United States, and a successful bid would bring the most watched sporting event in the world back to the country for the first time in nearly three decades. The Americans were not successful. Instead, Qatar — a small, wealthy emirate on the Persian Gulf — became the first Arab country to be awarded the event. Almost immediately, the...
  • Budget committee poised to ease DNR, UW System cuts - Walker moves the budget ball his way

    05/29/2015 11:07:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | May 29, 2015 | Lee Bergquist, Mary Spicuzza and Jason Stein
    Madison— In a final push on the state budget bill, a key legislative panel is poised Friday to ease some proposed cuts to the University of Wisconsin System and a key conservation program while leaving in place most of the spending decreases for those programs. The GOP-controlled budget committee is also expected to approve Gov. Scott Walker's controversial plan to eliminate scientists and other positions at the state Department of Natural Resources but reduce Walker's proposed cuts to the UW System from $300 million over two years to $250 million. That extra $50 million would be distributed to the campuses...
  • With scripture, Hillary Clinton wins over a voter

    05/29/2015 9:03:46 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | May 28, 2015 | By Dan Merica
    Columbia, South Carolina (CNN)Hillary Clinton is a lifelong Methodist, but you wouldn't know that by listening to most of her speeches. She rarely speaks -- at least at any length -- about her faith. But the presidential candidate broke with that tradition on Wednesday when she reflected on her religious study and background, during an impromptu conversation with Rev. Frederick Donnie Hunt at Main Street Bakery. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------snip---- After chatting with the bakery's staff and picking out some cupcakes for the road, the presidential candidate sidled up to Hunt and asked him what he was studying. "Corinthians 13," Hunt said calmly,...
  • Courts-martial to begin this week in USS Wyoming shower case

    05/29/2015 9:03:20 AM PDT · by Baynative · 10 replies
    Statrs ans Stripes ^ | May 25, 2015 | Stephen Beardsley
    Three sailors are scheduled for court-martial in Florida this week on charges related to making and sharing videos of female officers and midshipmen showering aboard the ballistic missile submarine USS Wyoming. ~snip~ The episode has been an embarrassment for the Navy as it integrates women into its submarine branch, one of the last communities in the service still largely restricted to men. The Wyoming, based at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga., was one of the first ballistic submarines integrated with female officers when the process began in 2011.
  • This American ‘foreign fighter’ says he’s helping Iraqi Christians fight ISIS

    05/29/2015 8:37:53 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee
    PRI ^ | May 27, 2015 | By Matthew Bell
    Volunteers from dozens of countries around the world have flocked to join the ranks of ISIS in Syria and Iraq. The United Nations says more than 25,000 of these so-called foreign fighters have answered the extremists’ call. But other foreigners — though far fewer in number — have also traveled to the front lines to do battle with ISIS. And that includes an American named Matthew VanDyke. VanDyke says he has founded a group called the Sons of Liberty in order to, in his words, “provide free consulting and training to Iraqi Christians who are fighting against ISIS.” With the...
  • The black lives that don’t matter to progressives

    05/29/2015 4:38:14 AM PDT · by Truth29 · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 28, 2015 | Rich Lowry
    Black Lives Matter, the slogan of the movement that began in earnest after the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., is a lie. Taken at face value, the phrase is a truism, since obviously all lives matter. But the people who use it as a shibboleth don’t care about black lives per se so much as scoring points against the police. When there is some awful tragedy involving a cop shooting or harming a young black man (sometimes justifiably, sometimes not), they muster every ounce of their moral dudgeon and stage demonstrations eagerly covered by a sympathetic media....
  • MARINES OCCUPY TWO-THIRDS OF NAHA; FOE HITS 13 U.S. SHIPS, LOSES 77 PLANES (5/29/45)

    05/29/2015 4:12:31 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 25 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 5/29/45 | Bruce Rae, Warren Moscow, Lindesay Parrott, Raymond Daniell, Daniel T. Brigham
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  • Turkey accused of sending arms to Syrian jihadis

    05/29/2015 4:00:26 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    AFP ^ | 5/29/15
    ISTANBUL: Images and video footage allegedly showing trucks belonging to Turkey's state intelligence service carrying weapons en route to jihadist rebels in Syria were published Friday in a Turkish daily. The Turkish government has vehemently denied earlier claims that it is arming rebels fighting in Syria and accused dozens of prosecutors, soldiers and security officers involved in the searching of trucks of attempting to bring it down by suggesting that it is doing so. Earlier this month, Turkey arrested four prosecutors who ordered searches in a similar incident in January 2014 and they are now in prison pending trial. More...
  • CDC investigates shipments of live anthrax

    05/29/2015 3:55:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    AP ^ | 5/29/15
    The U.S. Army’s top general said Thursday that human error probably was not a factor in the Army’s mistaken shipment of live anthrax samples from a chemical weapons testing site that was opened more than 70 years ago in a desolate stretch of desert in Utah. Gen. Ray Odierno, the Army chief of staff, told reporters the problem may have been a failure in the technical process of killing, or inactivating, anthrax samples. The process in this case “might not have completely killed” the samples as intended before they were shipped, he said. Odierno said the Centers for Disease Control...
  • Boston STILL has snow piles - and they're filled with trash

    05/29/2015 2:53:44 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/28/15
    Lingering snow piles from the record-setting New England winter continue to plague the Boston area, even as the weather turns summer-like. A 75-foot-high snow mound in Boston's Seaport District has been reduced to a three-story pile of dirt and trash — including bicycles, traffic cones and even half a $5 bill — that remains encrusted in solid ice. In Boston, 108.6 inches of snow broke a two-decade-old record this past winter.
  • Finance committee to consider Walker proposal to freeze stewardship land purchases

    05/29/2015 2:35:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | May 29, 2015
    MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin lawmakers are ready to vote on Gov. Scott Walker's plan to block the state Department of Natural Resources from purchasing any land through its stewardship program for at least the next 13 years. Walker's budget would place a moratorium on stewardship land acquisitions until the DNR's debt service on purchases already made drops to $1 for every $8 spent since the program began in 1989. The program won't reach that ration until 2028.
  • The Other Racial Divide: Were Asian-American businesses targeted in the Baltimore riots?

    05/19/2015 1:11:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | The May 25, 2015 Issue | Dennis P. Halpin, former U.S. consul
    When guests at a North Korea Freedom Week dinner in Northern Virginia learned the Korean-American pastor at our table led a Maryland church, they immediately asked about the situation in Baltimore. It was May 1, and National Guard troops had been deployed to the city three days earlier to help quell the unrest sparked by the death of a man in police custody. The pastor let out a deep sigh before responding. A few members of his congregation had lost everything. After working diligently for years building small businesses in a new country, they watched their efforts literally go up...
  • Scott Walker calls EPA power plant rule 'unworkable'

    05/29/2015 12:44:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 28, 2015 | Zack Colman
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has signaled in a letter to President Obama that his state might not comply with a forthcoming rule limiting carbon emissions from power plants. The likely GOP presidential candidate told Obama in the May 21 letter that he has "deep concerns regarding our ability to develop a state plan to comply with" the proposed Environmental Protection Agency targets. The implicit threat makes Walker the highest-profile governor to consider endorsing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's strategy of undercutting the regulation through states refusing to submit a compliance plan, though he ultimately stopped short of doing so. "The...
  • U.S. Navy's Big Mistake -- Building Tons of Supercarriers

    05/28/2015 10:37:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 75 replies
    Real Clear Defense ^ | 5/28/15 | David Wise
    “History,” it has been written, “does not repeat itself, but it rhymes.” Today it’s rhyming with Gen. Billy Mitchell. In the 1920s, Mitchell challenged conventional thinking by advocating air power at sea in the face of a naval establishment dominated by battleship proponents. The hubris of the “battleship Navy” was such that just nine days before Pearl Harbor, the official program for the 1941 Army-Navy game displayed a full page photograph of the battleship USS Arizona with language virtually extolling its invincibility. Of course, the reason that no one had yet sunk a battleship from the air — in combat — was that no...
  • Gay feminist student’s yearbook quote goes viral

    05/28/2015 10:30:41 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 51 replies
    FOX ^ | May 28, 2015
    A California high school senior dropped the mic with her yearbook quote. Caitlyn Cannon, 17, hit quite a few hot topics including, gay rights, feminism and the wage gap in a single quote. Her friend, Twitter user, @casualnosebleed tweeted out a photo of the yearbook Tuesday morning. Since then it has been retweeted more than 6,000 time and favorited more than 9,000 times In the quote Cannon said, “I need feminism because I intend on marrying rich and I can’t do that if my wife and I are making .75 cent for every dollar a man makes.” Cannon told the...
  • Climate Change: Mr. Obama, 97 percent of Experts is a Bogus Number

    05/28/2015 5:40:40 PM PDT · by lbryce · 25 replies
    Fox ^ | May 28, 2015 | Richard Tol
    Ninety-seven percent of scientists agree: Climate change is real, man-made and dangerous. President Obama tweeted that, and it has been repeated by countless others. It is tempting for a politician to claim that 97 percent of experts agree with you. But do they? The 97 percent claim was taken from a study paper by Australian John Cook, Climate Communications Fellow for the Global change Institute at the University of Queensland, and his colleagues, published in the journal Environmental Research Letters in May, 2013. The paper says nothing about the would-be dangers of climate change and it counts the number of...
  • Putin Declares Soldiers’ Deaths and Wounds Secret, in War and Peace

    05/28/2015 5:36:44 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 3 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 28, 2015 | By Andrew E. Kramer
    MOSCOW — The deaths or wounds of Russian soldiers in “special operations” can be classified as military secrets, even in peacetime, President Vladimir V. Putin decreed on Thursday. The decree comes as Russia faces accusations that it is sending its soldiers clandestinely to fight in Ukraine, an allegation the Kremlin denies. Mr. Putin’s decree amended a law that had let the military keep soldiers’ deaths or injuries secret only in times of war. Mr. Putin has repeatedly insisted that Russian soldiers are not taking part in the conflict in eastern Ukraine, where government forces and pro-Russian separatists keep fighting despite...
  • Favorite Songs about Teens.Tell us your Favorites.Freeper Canteen 5~29~15

    05/28/2015 5:22:26 PM PDT · by fatima · 243 replies
    ~Favorite Songs about Teens.~ Frankie Valli - Grease *Video* EVERLY BROTHERS - Wake up little Susie (1957) *Video*
  • Elderly face NHS discrimination under new UN death targets [coming soon!!]

    05/28/2015 4:58:20 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/29/15 | Sarah Knapton
    The NHS will be forced to discriminate against the over 70s to meet ‘highly unethical’ UN health targets which seek to reduce premature deaths in younger people, senior medics have warned. Under the proposed Sustainable Development Goals, UN member states must cut the number of deaths from diseases like cancer, stroke, diabetes and dementia by one third by 2030. However because many are age-related illnesses people who succumb to those diseases from the age of 70 are not deemed to have died prematurely and so are not included in the target. In an open letter published in The Lancet, an...
  • Baltimore Police Union Blames Crime Surge on Officers’ Fear of Arrest Post-Freddie Gray

    05/28/2015 4:46:37 PM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 5/28/15 | Polly Mosendz
    The Baltimore City Fraternal Order of Police said on Thursday that Baltimore’s recent rise in crime is linked to fear among police officers that they will be arrested for doing their jobs. This fear, the union said, comes as a result of the arrests of six officers for the death of Freddie Gray. Gray was wrongly arrested and died of injuries sustained during his arrest. The State Attorney’s Office filed charges against six officers in Gray’s death.“The criminals are taking advantage of the situation in Baltimore since the unrest. Criminals feel empowered now. There is no respect. Police are under...
  • Armed Bikers Plan to Draw Cartoons of Mohammed Outside a Mosque in Arizona

    05/28/2015 4:42:11 PM PDT · by markomalley · 110 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 5/28/15 | David Francis
    An armed biker gang. Cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. A mosque in Arizona. What could possibly go wrong?We’ll find out Friday, when two organizers — Jon Ritzheimer and Flash Nelson — host what’s being billed as a peaceful demonstration outside the Islamic Community Center in Phoenix. It’s the former site of worship for Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi, who were killed after opening fire outside a May 3 contest featuring cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in suburban Dallas. Simpson had no direct link to the Islamic State but was sympathetic to its cause. Many Muslims consider depictions of Mohammed blasphemous.Just...
  • Obama EPA Officials Rewrite Clean Water Act to Include Control of Muddy Farm Puddles & Prairie...

    05/28/2015 3:58:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/28/15 | Jim Hoft
    The Obama Environmental Protection Agency rewrote the Clean Water Act from 88 pages to 2,200 pages.The new regulations will put the EPA in control of muddy farm puddles and prairie potholes. (video at link)The Wall Street Journal reported, via Instapundit: The Clean Water Act limits the federal government to regulating the “navigable waters of the United States” like the Colorado River or Lake Michigan. In 1986 the EPA expanded that definition to seize jurisdiction over tributaries and adjacent wetlands. Now it is extending federal control over just about any creek, pond, prairie pothole or muddy farm field that EPA says...
  • Unions Lobbied for a $15 Minimum Wage—Now They Want an Exemption for Unions

    05/28/2015 3:50:39 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Acton Institute ^ | 5/28/15 | Joe Carter
    In every major city that is increasing the minimum wage (Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles), labor unions have been at the forefront of the change. For example, in an op-ed for the Huffington Post titled “Raise Los Angeles’ Minimum Wage and Enforce It1,” Rusty Hicks, a labor leader in L.A. who represents over 300 unions, wrote: It’s no secret that we believe the minimum wage must be raised in order to lift working families out of poverty. Most voters and many members of the city council and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors agree with us. But we believe...
  • Review shows Bevin holding lead in Kentucky GOP primary

    05/28/2015 3:46:57 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 4 replies
    WDRB ^ | 5/28/2015 | Lawrence Smith
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The 83-vote margin holds in the Republican race for Kentucky governor. A second look at voting machine totals and absentee ballots Thursday revealed no change in the results of the May 19 primary. Matt Bevin finished ahead of state Agriculture Commissioner James Comer by 83 votes. The Comer campaign says he is in Florida, and will issue a statement on his next steps Friday afternoon. WDRB caught up with Bevin as he arrived at his campaign headquarters moments after the results of the recanvass were announced. He says the result was not unexpected, but he won't...
  • Watch: Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby Won Her Case on Judge Judy 15 Years Ago

    05/28/2015 3:41:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    The Root ^ | 5/28 | Yesha Callahan
    Mosby appeared on Judge Judy when she was a college student.Fifteen years before standing in front of reporters announcing the indictment of six Baltimore cops charged in the death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby was standing in front of Judge Judith Sheindlin. The then-20-year-old college student appeared on Judge Judy after her Tuskegee, Ala., apartment was ransacked by neighbor Ryan Johnson while she was away on summer vacation. Known as Marilyn James back then, the future state’s attorney brought her legal-acumen A-game to the hearing. Not only did James have proof that her neighbor had destroyed...
  • Assassin’s Veto: Washington Transit Authority Shuts Down Free Speech, Suspends All Issue-Related Ads

    05/28/2015 3:26:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 5/28/15 | Pamela Geller
    WMATA has submitted to the assassin’s veto.Following the cowardly policy change for the New York MTA, the Washington MTA has suspended all issue-oriented ads through the end of year after we submitted our free speech ad.Oh, the irony.This is an end run around the first amendment.These cowards may claim that they are making people safer, but I submit to you the opposite. They are making it far more dangerous for Americans everywhere. Rewarding terror with submission is defeat. Absolute and complete defeat.More demands, more violence will certainly follow. The message is that terror works.This is sharia in America.The only upside...
  • While D.C. Downplays Risk, U.S. Sees Shocking Rise in Terror Arrests This Year

    05/28/2015 3:19:48 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    PJ Tattler ^ | 5/27/15 | Patrick Poole
    The arrest of two southern California men last week who were planning to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State brings the number of U.S.-based individuals involved in international terror-related cases this year to 40. (UPDATE: with the arrest of Houston-area Asher Abid Khan late Monday for supporting ISIS, the tally is now 41.)This number highlights the metastasizing Islamic terror threat in the American homeland. At the current pace, by the end of June — halfway through 2015 — the number of cases will exceed the number from the past two years combined (48). <-- PJM_300_by_250_middle --> The Islamic...
  • To Curb Bullying, ‘Who Are the Sikhs?’ Film Debuts at Kerman High

    05/28/2015 2:35:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | 5/27 | Carmen George
    Standing before a Kerman High School class on Wednesday, Raj Sra talked about being the only Punjabi kid at his Tulare schools growing up. He was called many names. “Everything you can imagine: raghead, camel jockey,” Sra said, who now works as an information systems and technology administrator for the Fresno County Office of Education. “People had no idea where India was. They thought anybody with a turban was Muslim or from Arabia. It was just some far-off place.” Fresno County school officials, in partnership with local Sikh leaders, are working to change that skewed perception. Together, they produced a...
  • REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR MCCRORY CONFIRMS ANTI RELIGIOUS FREEDOM POSITION IN NC ON GAY MARRIAGE

    05/28/2015 2:20:52 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 13 replies
    5/28/2015 | Self
    As the debate over First Amendment Freedom of Religion laws raged back in May with Republican Governors backing down under business pressure in Indiana and Arkansas, the Republican governor of North Carolina, Pat McCrory, said his state didn't need such a law. The legislature has been acting, though, the House passing a bill to allow government officials to object to gay marriage, the bill now in the Senate as Senate Bill 2. But today Governor McCrory says he will veto the bill. A news release describing it is headlined "Governor McCrory defends Constitution". McCrory speaks of 'sincerely held religious beliefs...
  • Death Penalty Repealed | State Senators Override Gov. Pete Ricketts' Veto

    05/28/2015 2:19:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    NBC Nebraska ^ | May 28, 2015
    Nebraska has abolished the death penalty in a landmark veto-override vote backed by a coalition of conservatives who oppose capital punishment. North Platte Senator Mike Groene stood with 18 others as an advocate to keep the death penalty. But that just wasn't enough as 30 other senators decided to over ride Governor Pete Ricketts' veto and abolish the death penalty. He voted to keep the death penalty and uphold the governor's veto. "I believe in the death penalty in a civil society, we do not tolerate evil," Senator Groene said. State Senators voted 30-19 on Wednesday to override Gov. Pete...
  • 'Undecided' Still Winning Republican Primary Contest

    05/28/2015 2:18:47 PM PDT · by drewh · 4 replies
    Quinnipiac University national poll & HuffPo ^ | Posted: 05/28/2015 12:26 pm EDT Updated: 3 hours ago | Natalie Jackson
    A new Quinnipiac University national poll shows there’s still only one clear leader in the Republican presidential primary race: Undecided. The poll, released Thursday, reports that 20 percent of registered Republican and Republican-leaning voters around the country don’t know or declined to answer whom they would vote for in their state's Republican primary. This is double the proportion any candidate received: The five candidates with the highest percentages all struggled to reach double digits, with a mere 10 percent each. Those candidates are former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, retired physician Ben Carson, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Florida Sen. Marco...
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders' Essay: Women 'Fantasize About Being Raped'

    05/28/2015 2:09:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    MRC ^ | 5/28 | Dan Joseph
    In a 1972 essay, presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) opined that men fantasized about women being abused. He also claimed that women fantasized about being gang raped. In an article entitled "Men-And-Women," published in an alternative newspaper called the "Vermont Freeman" Sanders shared his thoughts on male and female sexuality in ways that would cause a media firestorm if it had been penned by any current GOP candidate. Even one with as little chance at grabbing his party's nomination as Sanders currently has. "A man goes home and masturbates his typical fantasy," wrote Sanders. "A woman on her knees....
  • RICK SANTORUM DUMPS THE DUGGARS

    05/28/2015 1:44:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 71 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 5.28.15 | Emily Zanotti
    Rick Santorum has decided to inflict himself, yet again, on our fair nation, running for President a third (I think) time. Now, while I'm not entirely certain what America did to deserve such an honor, clearly God is trying to punish us for some string of transgressions, because otherwise, His chosen candidate, Santorum, would have long ago retired to head up a DC-based family-focused think tank or sell panini presses on late night television. Not that I begrudge Rick his chance. Although he's not very attractive as a candidate, he did do well last time around, and he has, at...
  • Secretary of State (Alison Lundergan) Grimes will run on her record in re-election bid

    05/28/2015 1:43:50 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 14 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 5/27/2015 | Don Weber
    LEXINGTON — After coming up well short of knocking off U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell in 2014, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is looking at her re-election bid as an interview for the job, and not a personal contest. Grimes faces GOP nominee Steve Knipper in the fall Election and she says she will rely on her experience in the office and focus on jobs in the General Election campaign. “It’s an office where I have a record of success,” Grimes told Pure Politics in Lexington on Wednesday. “Whether it be helping to have started over 100,000 new businesses since...
  • Lawmakers and candidates reviewing increased federal authority over U.S. waters

    05/28/2015 1:40:08 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 3 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 5/27/2015 | Nick Storm
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers followed through with the finalization of a rule regulating waterways of the United States, which some in the GOP fear could turn into a land grab. In Kentucky, U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and GOP candidates running for statewide office have voiced concerns with the proposed rule and the harm it may pose to farmers in the state. ... According to The Hill, EPA head Gina McCarthy said those fears are unfounded under the finalized rule announced Wednesday. ... Rep. Ryan Quarles, R-Georgetown, is running against Jean Marie Lawson Spann in...
  • Maine Senate Passes Constitutional Carry Bill

    05/28/2015 12:53:06 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 22 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 28, 2015 | Christine Rousselle
    The Maine Senate has passed a "Constitutional Carry" bill with a vote of 21-14. The bill would permit gun owners to legally carry their weapons concealed without a permit. This is the second time in two years that the Senate has considered this type of bill. While the votes were mostly split along party lines, three Democrats sided with the Republicans in voting for the measure. The Senate voted 21-14 to approve the bill, L.D. 652, a heavily lobbied measure that pits gun rights activists against groups seeking more oversight over individuals who carry firearms. Three Democrats joined the Republican...
  • Ahead of Hurricane Season, Obama Warns Climate Change Will Worsen Storms

    05/28/2015 12:44:18 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 43 replies
    National Journal ^ | May 28, 2015 | By Jason Plautz
    The combination of stronger storms and rising seas from a warming planet have the potential to wreak havoc on America's coastlines, President Obama said Thursday during his visit to the National Hurricane Center in Florida. Obama received the annual briefing on hurricane preparedness from federal science agencies ahead of hurricane season, and stressed the importance of preparing the country's infrastructure for the impacts of climate change. "The best climate scientists in the world are telling us that extreme weather events like hurricanes are likely to become more powerful," Obama said. "When you combine stronger storms with rising seas, that's a...
  • Mystery, and Discovery, on the Trail of a Creole Music Pioneer

    05/28/2015 12:13:30 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 3 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 28, 2015 | By Campbell Robertson
    PINEVILLE, La. — Somewhere among the thousands beneath a grassy hill here lies the body of Amédé Ardoin. He was singular in life: one of the greatest accordion players ever to come out of south Louisiana. A Creole prodigy who traveled the countryside playing his bluesy two-steps and waltzes, he changed Cajun music and laid down the roots for zydeco. At his death at the age of 44 in 1942, he was Case No.13387 in the state psychiatric hospital, destined for an anonymous burial. Years of attempts to recover the body of Amédé, as he is widely known, have come...
  • Dems buck Obama on water rule

    05/28/2015 9:24:17 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 28, 2015 | Timothy Cama
    Dozens of congressional Democrats are joining Republicans to back legislation blocking the Obama administration’s new rule to redefine its jurisdiction over the nation’s waterways. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers made the regulation final Wednesday in an attempt to clarify that small streams, wetlands, headwaters and tributaries are covered by the Clean Water Act and the rules that go along with it. Opponents labeled the rule as a massive “power grab” by the Obama administration that could give federal officials authority over every creek and puddle. Three moderate Democrats in the Senate and 24 in...
  • Fiorina, Kasich Crack Top 10 In New Q Poll

    05/28/2015 9:12:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    The Washington Examiner - Buzz Cut ^ | May 28, 2015 | Chris Stirewalt
    Marco Rubio skidded. Jeb Bush slid. Ben Carson zoomed. Mike Huckabee bounced. Scott Walker stayed steady. And that’s how you end up with a five-way tie for first place in the latest Quinnipiac University national poll on the GOP Sixteeners. Put another way: With five candidates evenly dividing half of the vote, there is no first place. While Rubio lost a third of his support and Bush continued to droop, losing three points for the second month in a row, all five can say with confidence that they will meet the polling criterion for the first GOP debate, hosted by...
  • Coulter: Current Immigration Policy All About Importing Dem Voters

    05/28/2015 5:31:15 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 27 May 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Columnist and author of “Adios, America” Ann Coulter argued current immigration policy is “100%” about trying to change the US ” into a direction that is more favorably disposed to vote for the Democrats” on Wednesday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel. Coulter began by praising Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos for debating her on his show and doing a “fantastic job” with the interview, something that she said no one else will do. ... Coulter also stated that she thinks current immigration policy is “100%” about importing voters and said of Republicans who oppose closing the border, “They are looking...
  • SHIPS BOMBARD OKINAWA FOE, WHO GIVES SIGNS OF RETREAT; CHINESE CUT LINE TO MALAYA (5/28/45)

    05/28/2015 4:45:53 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 15 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 5/28/45 | Bruce Rae, Kathleen McLaughlin, Raymond Daniell, Hanson W. Baldwin
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