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  • Russian rocket pieces may crash on land after launch goes awry

    05/16/2015 1:45:19 PM PDT · by Lurch Addams · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/16/15 | Ben Brumfield and Brian Walker
    A glitch in a Russian space launch may have sent part of a rocket and its payload -- a satellite -- plummeting down onto southeastern Siberia, according to Russian state-run media reports. It is the second space mission failure for the Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, in less than a month. And the mishap occurs on the anniversary of a similar loss in 2014.
  • you can ban me now

    05/14/2015 12:37:28 PM PDT · by yuffy · 92 replies
    you can ban me now
  • ...Obama Surprises Moms for Mother's Day [ABC plays Pravda for Valerie's Man Child]

    05/11/2015 5:20:04 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    ABC ^ | 5/10/15 | Erin Dooley
    ..... Obama decided to make this Mother's Day a holiday three American moms would never forget. All three women had written letters to Obama and were reportedly told to expect a call on from a White House official. When they heard the president’s voice on the line Wednesday, they could hardly believe their ears. “No way!” exclaimed Patricia Church, a 50-year-old single mother of four. “Way,” Obama chuckled.
  • Nate Silver: Polls are failing us

    05/08/2015 11:42:01 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/8/15 | DYLAN BYERS
    Nate Silver fared terribly in Thursday's UK election: In his pre-election forecast, he gave 278 seats to Conservatives and 267 to Labour. Shortly after midnight, he was forecasting 272 seats for Conservatives and 271 for Labour. But when the sun rose in London on Friday, Conservatives had an expected 329 seats, against Labour's 233. The fault, Silver claimed, was with the polling: "It’s becoming increasingly clear that pre-election polls underestimated how well Conservatives would do and overestimated Labour’s result," the statistician guru wrote in the wee hours of the morning. (He also overestimated the Liberal Democrats' result by roughly 20...
  • Baltimore probe into black man's death fails to support charges: CNN

    05/07/2015 1:06:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 108 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 7, 2015 | Ian Simpson
    The Baltimore police investigation into the death of a black man from injuries sustained in police custody fails to support some charges filed by the city prosecutor, CNN reported on Thursday. Citing officials briefed on the separate probes by prosecutor Marilyn Mosby and police into the death of Freddie Gray, the television news network said the lack of support for charges from the police findings could allow lawyers representing the officers to undercut the prosecution. Gray, 25, sustained spinal injuries after being arrested, and his death on April 19 sparked protests and a day of arson and looting in the...
  • Man Misses Whale 2 Feet Away Because He Was Glued to His Phone

    02/05/2015 8:03:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 46 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 4, 2015 | Avianne Tan
    This Instagram photo shows a man missing a humpback whale surface two feet away from him because he was glued to his phone. The moment was caught during a whale watch in Redondo Beach, California, professional photographer Eric Smith told ABC News today.
  • Stance Against Chick-Fil-A Costs Man $200,000-a-Year Job, Now Living in an RV/Food Stamps (VIDEO)

    04/24/2015 12:01:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 69 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 4/24 | Adam Smith
    Adam Smith admits he probably could have picked a better way to communicate his convictions. In fact, the one-time corporate honcho now wishes he had. The former CFO of medical manufacturer Vante filmed himself berating a Chick-Fil-A server for the company's notorious stance on gay rights, then lost his $200,000-a-year job after he posted the video online and it went viral. Now, Smith and his family are living in an RV, scraping by on food stamps. In his new e-book, "A Million Dollar Cup of Water," the 37-year-old details his experiences since that fateful day he decided to make his...
  • Apparently No One Noticed What This Woman Was Staring at When They Chose Her for Their Label

  • Denver teacher's 'I wish my teacher knew' assignment goes viral

    04/17/2015 9:35:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 42 replies
    UPI ^ | April 17, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    DENVER, April 17 (UPI) -- A Denver teacher's assignment asking third grade students to write down things "I wish my teacher knew" went viral when she shared some of the responses.
  • Mystery of the 'alien' signals solved: Baffled astronomers trace source to kitchen MICROWAVE

    04/13/2015 5:59:15 PM PDT · by dennisw · 78 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 13 April 2015 | Ellie Zolfagharifard
    Mystery of the 'alien' signals solved: Baffled astronomers trace source of noise to the observatory's kitchen MICROWAVE Strange signals, known as perytons, originated near to the planet Scientists could not explain where they were coming from for decades They replicated signal by opening microwave door while still running For years, scientists have been trying to uncover the source of mysterious radio signals being picked up in Australia. Theories have ranged from evaporating black holes to extraterrestrial communication and mergers of neutron stars. Now researchers at the Parkes Observatory claim they have finally found the source of these 'alien' signals -...
  • The Head Of Colorado’s Obamacare Exchange Thinks It May Ultimately Fail

    04/08/2015 8:32:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/8/15 | Sarah Hurtubise
    The board chair of Colorado’s Obamacare exchange said in off-the-cuff remarks Wednesday that the state-run operation may not be able to cut it financially. Sharon O’Hara, board chair of Connect for Health Colorado, was pushing the board’s pick for a new CEO of the exchange for state lawmakers’ approval Wednesday when she made the comments, according to Denver’s 9 News. O’Hara expressed confidence in Robert Malone’s ability to right the troubled exchange’s finances — if it’s possible at all. “If this is doable,” O’Hara said, “he can make it happen.” When pressed on her qualifier by Republican state Sen. Beth...
  • Jeb Bush Camp Hires Former Romney Staffer To Run Hispanic Media Operation

    04/08/2015 7:38:27 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 4/7/15 | Adrian Carrasquillo
    Emily Benavides, who served as national Hispanic press secretary for Mitt Romney’s campaign will lead Hispanic media for the eventual Jeb Bush campaign for president, BuzzFeed News has learned.
  • Boycott Fail: Chick-Fil-A Opens Slew Of New Stores Nationwide…

    03/29/2015 1:42:18 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 63 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 3/28/2015
    Chick-Fil-A Opens Slew of New Stores Nationwide Despite the occasional negative press, Chick-Fil-A’s franchises are thriving throughout the United States. Shortly after the arrival of spring, new Chick-Fil-A restaurants are cropping up in states like Florida and Pennsylvania, signaling that the chain responsible for “Eat More Chicken” ads continues to outperform competitors, such as KFC and Church’s. As reported by the Palm Beach Post, Chick-Fil-A’s newest restaurant held a grand opening in Delray Beach, Florida on March 26 to hundreds of people anxiously awaiting its debut. For more than 24 hours, customers camped outside the new restaurant hoping to be...
  • Obama Calls Afghan President Wrong Name During Joint Press Conference [VIDEO]

    03/24/2015 3:11:10 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/24/15
    During a joint press conference at the White House with the President of Afghanistan that was intended to demonstrate the close cooperation between the two nations, President Barack Obama accidentally called his counterpart by the wrong name. Obama met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani earlier in the day to discuss U.S. troop withdrawals in the war-torn country. But at the press conference, Obama referred to him as “Karzai...
  • (Vanity) Failure Obama has time for ESPN, Refuses to Call Netanyahu, Media Drools

    03/19/2015 5:32:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    3/19/15 | sff
    Bibi, the head of state of America's greatest ally in the middle east, wins an election, and Valerie won't permit him to call. Yet she orders her charge to go and pretend to know more about basketball than he really does. And the media? You can almost see the drool seeping from the corners of their collective mouths. Journalism is dead. With a capital D.
  • What could have gone wrong? Check out just how great Starbucks race lecture is going [photo]

    03/17/2015 1:43:08 PM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Twitchy ^ | March 17, 2015 | Staff
    Cameron Gray âś” @Cameron_Gray ItÂ’s working great RT @beingbrina: Nopes đź™… to #RaceTogether. But @starbucks I fixed your hashtag #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/Y4SOfgQXdZ Well, evidently the Starbucks #RaceTogether campaign wasnÂ’t just a topic of hilarious ridicule (and a major press photo oopsie). It also wasnÂ’t quite good enough for some:
  • FAIL! Some people notice something curiously missing from Starbucks ‘Race Together’ campaign photo

    03/17/2015 10:39:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 62 replies
    Twitchy ^ | March 17, 2015 | Staff
    Fail, indeed. And not just due to the rightful ridicule that Starbucks has already received for its absurd “Race Together” campaign. You see, it got worse when this happened: y'all realize there are no coloured hands in the press photos right @Starbucks #RaceTogether
  • Northstar Commuter Rail Ridership has Dropped, Costs Remain

    03/04/2015 5:29:27 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    kstp ^ | 3-3-15 | jay kolls
    New numbers show that Northstar Commuter Rail Line ridership is down and, after five years of operation, an important goal has not yet been met. Metro Transit numbers show ridership in 2014 was down 8 percent for weekday rides. In 2008, Metro Transit had a goal of removing 5,000 cars from the road by encouraging commuting on Northstar. However, only about 2,500 commuters ride during the week, which is well below the goal set seven years ago. Taxpayers paid $315 million to build the Northstar system. Approximately $15 million each of the five years it's been running for operations and...
  • Monday Fun Day

    03/02/2015 6:48:54 AM PST · by kjam22
    vanity ^ | 3-2-2015 | kjam22
    What a better way to start a week. I love watching these type of videos. 12 minutes of idiots with guns! Guns don't hurt people, people hurt people. Funny Accidents 2013
  • California was warned of computer system’s troubles

    02/25/2015 7:04:18 PM PST · by Mariner · 14 replies
    Before the panicked phone calls and the embarrassing state audit, Ganesh Kumar knew the BrEZe computer program would flop. For seven years, Kumar has worked at the Board of Registered Nursing’s call center where he uses computer data to answer questions when nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing school graduates want to know the status of their license applications or renewals. So Kumar was all for it when Department of Consumer Affairs officials six years ago announced a new $28 million, off-the-shelf computer program, BrEZe, would replace obsolete, narrow systems used by the board and most of the other 39 regulatory...
  • Sanders puts brave face on single-payer troubles (The failure that didn't fail)

    02/16/2015 5:50:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/16/15 | Peter Sullivan
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) says that single-payer healthcare did not fail in Vermont and could be revived, amid speculation that flailing efforts in that regard could hurt his 2016 presidential hopes. Sanders, a self-described socialist, has been a champion of nationwide government-provided health insurance for everyone, known as single-payer healthcare. But a plan to enact just such a system in Sanders’s home state of Vermont suffered a major setback in December when Gov. Peter Shumlin (D), who had been a champion of the effort, dropped the proposal, concluding it was not financially feasible. Sanders told The Hill in a brief...
  • The Obama Fail List [VANITY]

    02/16/2015 6:29:50 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 20 replies
    16FEB2015 | Jack Hydrazine
    I'd like to see a compilation of Obama's fails since he took office in 2009. Will it prove he's a bigger failure than Jimmuh Carter? Let's find out! I'll start off with a few. 1. ObamaCare 2. Blocking the Keystone XL pipeline. 3. Allowing the Muslim Brotherhood into the White House Add your fails below.
  • On Darwin Day, 5 facts about the evolution debate

    02/12/2015 12:45:36 PM PST · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | February 12, 2015 | David Masci
    Today is the 206th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth, a day now celebrated by some as Darwin Day. Darwin, of course, is best known for his theory of evolution through natural selection. When Darwin's work was first made public in 1859, it shocked Britain's religious establishment. And while today it is accepted by virtually all scientists, evolutionary theory is still rejected by many Americans, often because it conflicts with their religious beliefs about divine creation.
  • Boko Haram Kidnaps Hundreds, Tells Stories of Chibok Girls

    02/11/2015 2:04:15 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 11, 2015 | By CHIKA ODUAH
    When Islamic extremists snatched more than 270 girls from the Chibok boarding school in Nigeria in the dead of night, protests broke out worldwide. The U.S. pledged to help find them, and the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag was born. Some 10 months later, most are still missing. The Boko Haram extremist group sees the mass kidnapping as a shining symbol of success, and has abducted hundreds of other girls, boys and women. The militants brag to their new captives about the surrender of the Chibok girls, their conversion to Islam and their marriage to fighters. "They told me the Chibok girls have...
  • Inside MSNBC’s Impending Shakeup: Cancellations, Reboots and Chief Phil Griffin

    02/05/2015 4:10:34 AM PST · by Enterprise · 18 replies
    thewrap.com ^ | February 5, 2015 | Jordan Chariton
    When President Obama was reelected in 2012, MSNBC was “leaning forward” and smiling wide as Obama 2.0 propelled it to record ratings and a firm grasp on the No. 2 spot in cable news. Over two years later, the network has fallen backwards. January ratings revealed double-digit declines compared with January, 2014 in all ratings measurements. During the day, MSNBC was down 20 percent in viewers and 37 percent in the advertising-coveted 25-54 demo. In primetime, it fell 23 percent in viewers and 39 percent in demo.
  • Will the Tea Party Abandon Ted Cruz Now That His Teen Pot Experimentation Has Been Exposed?

    02/04/2015 6:36:11 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 152 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | February 4, 2015 | Paula Bolyard
    I suppose it’s better that this GOP laundry is being aired now, a year out from the first Republican presidential primary. Better now than an October Surprise by a malicious Democrat hack two weeks out from the presidential election. The Daily Mail’s David Martosko asked 10 potential GOP candidates about their past use of marijuana: Rick Perry, Donald Trump and John Bolton say they have never smoked pot; Rand Paul hints that he ‘wasn’t a choirboy’ – but won’t answer directly. Marco Rubio refuses to answer, saying no one will believe him if the answer is ‘no’; Carly Fiorina will...
  • All-female 'Ghostbusters' cast chosen

    01/28/2015 5:54:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 86 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 27, 2015 | Borys Kit
    The all-new, all-female Ghostsbusters are here. Melissa McCarthy, who was already in talks for one of the leads, has signed on for the Paul Feig-directed reboot, and the studio is now negotiating with Kristen Wiig, as well as "Saturday Night Live" players Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Negotiations are ongoing but the quartet are expected to sign on as the specter-seeking, poltergeist-punishing and phantom-phollowing foursome in the reboot, which is eyeing a summer shoot in New York. McCarthy and Wiig have worked with Feig before, both breaking out with the director's "Bridesmaids" comedy.
  • Obama touts Yemen as success story…4 months later government overrun by terrorists

    01/20/2015 11:49:28 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 35 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | 1-20-2015 | Right Scoop
    Just for a little background watch this from the end of September: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTHKGXpKQvA Fast forward to today: "CNN – Yemen’s presidential palace has been completely taken over by Shiite Houthi rebels, the country’s Minister of Information Nadia Sakkaf told CNN on Tuesday amid reports of renewed clashes. Sakkaf said the Prime Minister’s residence was also under attack from the street. She called the situation “the completion of a coup,” adding that “the President has no control.”" What a success story! Obama really knows how to pick’em.
  • Mother of American teen tells ISIS: "Leave our children alone!" [Eye Rolling Naivete]

    01/16/2015 5:21:00 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    CBS ^ | 1/14/15
    The suburban Chicago mother of a 19-year-old American facing a terrorist charge for trying to join Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants accused the group on Tuesday of brainwashing youths into joining their ranks via social media. And she declared, "Leave our children alone!" Mohammed Hamzah Khan's mother cried softly as she read her statement....
  • Rugs at Fla. sheriff’s office proclaim 'In Dog We Trust'

    01/15/2015 5:34:55 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/14/15 | Meg Wagner
    Maybe they just really love their K9 officers. A Florida sheriff's office upgraded its headquarters' rugs with the bold proclamation, "In Dog We Trust." The mats, which feature the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office seal, should have read, "In God We Trust."
  • That time Obama wore a tiara [Not Satire]

    12/25/2014 4:26:02 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/24/14 | LUCY MCCALMONT
    ....White House photographer Pete Souza shared a photo on Instagram on Wednesday of the president donning a tiara with a group of Girl Scouts from the White House Science Fair earlier this year in May....
  • Russian Facebook blocks page supporting Putin's biggest critic [Facebook CAVES]

    12/22/2014 3:52:32 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    upi ^ | 12/21/14 | Fred Lambert
    Facebook blocked a page calling for a demonstration in support of one of President Vladimir Putin's most vocal critics after being pressured to do so by Russian Internet regulators.
  • "Annie": Awful redo of the musical with Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz (review)

    12/19/2014 6:23:46 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    cleveland.com ^ | 12/19/14
    Think you've got a hard-knock life? Try sitting through the new "Annie." A rewritten, re-orchestrated but far from revitalized version of the old Broadway musical, this latest edition moves it out of the Depression and into a modern, tech-driven New York..... Where's the excitement? They're not very apparent here, judging by the kids I saw at my screening. The row in front of me spent most of the movie talking....
  • Obama Tried to Open Up Talks With...North Korea and Failed

    12/18/2014 6:25:59 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 12/18/2014 | Katie Pavlich
    By now you know President Obama announced yesterday he will unilaterally normalize the relationship between Cuba and the United States. Back in 2008, Obama said he would talk and negotiate with Iran and now, sources tell the Los Angeles Times that the president attempted to start talks with North Korea and failed last year. A White House official made two secret visits to North Korea last year in an unsuccessful effort to improve relations after new ruler Kim Jong Un assumed power, according to former U.S. officials familiar with the trips. The former U.S. officials, who spoke on condition of...
  • Obama’s War on Blacks

    11/30/2014 10:26:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2014 | Joanne Moudy
    If you take the best of Rush Limbaugh and Howard Stern, the brilliance of Ben Carson, and add a touch of ethnic humor, you get James T. Harris, one of my favorite talk show hosts on the radio today. Broadcasting from the desert in Old Pueblo on 104.1, KQTH in Tucson, AZ, James T. is the quintessential Tea Party conservative, devout Christian and a dedicated father of three – all rolled into one . . . Oh yeah, and he’s black. He’s the kind of guy I hate to argue with, which is why I don’t. I recently sat down...
  • Child homelessness at historic high in US (Thanks 0bama!)

    11/17/2014 7:40:05 AM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 41 replies
    The number of homeless children in the U.S. has surged in recent years to an all-time high, amounting to one child in every 30, according to a comprehensive state-by-state report that blames the nation’s high poverty rate, the lack of affordable housing and the impacts of pervasive domestic violence. Titled “America’s Youngest Outcasts,” the report being issued Monday by the National Center on Family Homelessness calculates that nearly 2.5 million American children were homeless at some point in 2013. The number is based on the Department of Education’s latest count of 1.3 million homeless children in public schools, supplemented by...
  • Gallup: Dems plunge to record low

    11/12/2014 5:57:28 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    politico ^ | 11/12/14 | By Lucy McCalmont
    Favorability for the Democrats has hit a record low as things go from bad to worse for the party after significant midterm losses, according to a new poll. Only 36 percent had a favorable view of the Democratic party, a 6-percentage-point drop from before the midterms, the Gallup poll released Wednesday found. With the GOP standing with 42 percent favorability, it is the first time since 2011 the GOP has had a higher rating than the Democrats.
  • 2 Technology Fails

    11/03/2014 3:54:53 AM PST · by lifeofgrace
    Charting Course ^ | 11/02/2014 | Steve Berman
    A few months ago I got online to pay on a new account I have at U.S. Bank.  I pay a certain amount every  month, like everyone does on installment loans.  U.S. Bank has a full-featured consumer website; I mean it’s got all the bells and whistles.  That’s what you’d expect from a bank with $19.6 billion in revenue (2013); the fifth largest bank in America, with assets of $353 billion.  U.S. Bank is bigger than American Express, SunTrust, and ScottTrade, combined. So I was surprised when I only saw the option to pay online, a single payment at a...
  • On eve of 2014 election, Obama’s image matches all-time low

    11/02/2014 5:30:35 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 2, 2014 | By Scott Clement
    Voters will not see "Barack Obama" on the ballot on Tuesday, and the president might count himself lucky. A record low 44 percent of Americans report a favorable impression of him in a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. Today's six-point unfavorable-favorable margin matches the worst since Obama rose to the national stage. Tuesday's electorate is likely to be even less fond of the president: 53 percent of likely voters see Obama unfavorably, while 43 percent give him favorable marks. The poll finds those with strongly held views of Obama are most likely to turn out to vote.
  • End of the Age of Obama

    10/31/2014 4:57:59 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/10/14 | JAY COST
    **SNIP** We are seeing this play out right now. Obama’s coalition in 2008 was relatively large—at 53 percent of the vote—but unstable. In a country as vast and diverse as ours, all such coalitions are bound to be unstable. And what we have seen is Republicans poach a critical mass of the Obama vote away, in 2010 and likely in 2014, to foil his agenda. Just as Madison might have expected. It is well known that this president likes to golf and watch hipster favorites like Game of Thrones, so he probably is too busy to read dusty old books...
  • Time Is Running Short For The New York Times

    10/31/2014 1:48:21 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 35 replies
    Forbes ^ | 10/28/14 | Francine McKenna
    The New York Times will announce its third quarter earnings on October 30. It’s make or break time. On October 1 President and CEO Mark Thompson said 100 plus staff cuts would “safeguard the long-term profitability of The Times,” and were not the result of any short-term business difficulties. The Times seems more confident chopping its way to survival than developing new revenue sources, and sticking by them, until they deliver profitability on a consistent basis. The Times has not recorded consistent profit growth for five years and can’t realistically expect it again soon. For every bit of good news...
  • New York Times Company Reports a Quarterly Loss

    10/31/2014 1:43:43 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10/30/14 | RAVI SOMAIYA
    The New York Times Company said on Thursday that its third-quarter revenue increased by less than 1 percent from a year ago, as growth in its digital business offset declines in print circulation and advertising. The Times planned to spur revenue growth in 2014 with the introduction of several new digital subscription products, but those products have not caught on as the company had hoped. Total revenue during the third quarter increased 0.8 percent to $365 million, compared with $362 million in the same period last year. In a call with investors, the company’s chief executive, Mark Thompson, said that...
  • David Gregory to Join Katie Couric for Election Special on Yahoo

    10/28/2014 5:14:46 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10/28/14 | RAVI SOMAIYA
    David Gregory, who was replaced as host of NBC’s “Meet the Press” in August, will appear in a Yahoo midterm election program with Katie Couric, the company said Tuesday. Mr. Gregory has not formally joined Yahoo, the company said, but will be a guest with Ms. Couric, the political journalists Matt Bai and Mike Allen, the political advocate Grover Norquist and others for an election special on Tuesday.
  • Obama fights his last campaign mostly in living rooms, hotel ballrooms

    10/28/2014 2:37:33 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Oct 28, 2014 | STEVE HOLLAND
    (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is fighting his last campaign mostly at staid Democratic fund-raising events in hotel ballrooms and the private homes of donors, a far cry from the huge crowds who turned out in droves during his White House runs and helped elect him twice. This is not where Obama wanted to be in his second term. With the president's job approval near 40 percent, however, a public rally with Obama would be a liability for most Democrats in contested states where U.S. Senate control will be decided on Nov. 4 elections But it is striking it has...
  • Audit: DHS pandemic supplies expired

    10/25/2014 8:41:19 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 24, 2014 | Sarah Ferris
    A new audit has found major gaps in the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) preparations for viral pandemics like Ebola: many of the supplies purchased by the government are expired. Officials have spent millions to stockpile medical supplies since 2006 without knowing exactly what to buy or how they would be used, DHS Inspector General John Roth said Friday. The agency also failed to track the supplies it did purchase. “We could not determine the basis for DHS’s decisions,” Roth told a panel of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee as he presented the 43-page report. DHS, which is...
  • Islamic State militants seize Iraq village, press assault on Yazidis

    10/23/2014 10:56:30 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 4 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10-23-2014 | Saif Sameer and Ned Parker
    Islamic State wrested a Sunni Muslim village in western Iraq on Thursday from tribal defenders who put up weeks of fierce resistance, and the insurgents tightened a siege of the Yazidi minority on a mountain in the north. SNIP---- The Albu Nimr tribe had been fending off Islamic State (IS) since early October but finally lost the village of Zauiyat albu Nimr in the western province of Anbar overnight on Thursday. A small Iraqi army unit was stationed in the village but evacuated by helicopter in the early hours of Thursday, along with leaders from the Albu Nimr, a tribal...
  • Gov. Cuomo blames a busy day job for new memoir's failure to fly off shelves (Book Flop)

    10/21/2014 6:00:24 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/20/14 | CELESTE KATZ
    It's not that Gov. Cuomo's book sales stink, he told reporters Monday -- it's just that his day job keeps him kind of busy when it comes to promoting it. Cuomo's first memoir signing drew fewer than 150 people to the Barnes & Noble in Union Square last Wednesday. His Amazon ratings aren't exactly a blazing constellation of five-star endorsements either.
  • Obama: Boots on the ground for unseen Ebola, not for ISIS

    10/17/2014 6:18:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    10/17/14
    Don't know where else to express this frustration, so I put it in chat. The Oval Office occupant is sending boots on the ground to fight UNSEEN virus Ebola....but won't commit to eradicating ISIS.
  • The Centers for Everything but Disease Control

    10/14/2014 9:01:15 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 23 replies
    Radix News ^ | October 15, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    So now the federal health bureaucrats in charge of controlling diseases and pandemics want more money to do their jobs. Hmph. Maybe if they hadn't been so busy squandering their massive government subsidies on everything but their core mission, we taxpayers might actually feel a twinge of sympathy. At $7 billion, the Centers for Disease Control 2014 budget is nearly 200 percent bigger now than it was in 2000. Those evil, stingy Republicans actually approved CDC funding increases in January larger than what President Obama requested. What are we getting for this ever-increasing amount of money? Answer: A power-hungry busybody...
  • Ebola bumper stickers greet Obama’s arrival in southern California

    10/10/2014 5:25:04 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 64 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 9, 2014 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama’s arrival in southern California Thursday was greeted by a ripple of discontent about the administration’s handling of the Ebola epidemic. Bumper stickers reading “EBOLA,” with the middle letter replaced by the iconic Obama campaign “O,” have appeared on cars in the Los Angeles area. Truth Revolt, a conservative news site, published photos of three cars with the stickers on Wednesday. The president’s fundraising trip begins Thursday night at the home of actress Gwyneth Paltrow. Several posters depicting actress Ms. Paltrow as an “Obama Drone” have surfaced near her Brentwood home. One such poster near an elementary school includes...