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  • Milo Yiannopoulos makes Daily Caller debut after losing backing of Breitbart, Mercer

    11/04/2017 12:16:39 PM PDT · by be-baw · 138 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 4, 2017 | Andrew Blake
    The Daily Caller clarified its relationship with right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos on Saturday a day after publishing his first opinion column for the conservative news site. Mr. Yiannopoulos made his Daily Caller debut with an opinion piece published Friday containing an editor’s note stating: “This is the first installment in his new weekly column for the Daily Caller.” “Contrary to some recent news reports The Daily Caller did not hire Milo Yiannopoulos,” Neil Patel, the website’s co-founder and publisher, said in a statement to The Washington Times. “He is not working for us. He has never worked for us. Yiannopoulos...
  • Donald Trump: Don't change abortion laws

    04/01/2016 4:29:09 PM PDT · by ConservativeTeen · 360 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 1, 2016 | Jake Miller
    Donald Trump said Friday that he believes the laws regulating abortion should stay as they are, but he doesn't disagree with the proposition that abortion is murder. The GOP frontrunner lit a fresh controversy this week with his shifting responses to a question on abortion policy. He said during an MSNBC town hall on Tuesday that he'd like to see the practice banned, and that women who undergo it should face "some form of punishment." But he quickly backtracked, explaining in a statement that while he believes it should be banned, the punishment should be levied on abortion providers, not...
  • Makaeff v. Trump Univerity, LLC

    03/18/2016 8:36:51 AM PDT · by DrewsDad · 43 replies
    California Anti-SLAPP Project ^ | June 16, 2014 | United States District Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel
    United States District Court for the Southern District of California ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF/COUNTER DEFENDANT’S SPECIAL MOTION TO STRIKE DEFENDANT/ COUNTERCLAIMANT’S DEFAMATION COUNTERCLAIM; ... Between August 2008 and June 2009, Makaeff attended approximately seven real estate investing and finance seminars, workshops, and classes hosted by Trump University and spent a total of approximately $60,000 on the programs. Although Trump University asserts Makaeff was satisfied with the services Trump University provided to her, noting that Makaeff frequently provided excellent reviews of the programs,Makaeff states the Trump University programs she attended were unsatisfactory. Specifically, Makaeff alleges the programs were shorter than advertised, ,...
  • What I Will Probably Never Understand About The Undying Affection For Donald Trump

    03/12/2016 5:07:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 180 replies
    Townhall ^ | March 12, 2016 | John Hawkins
    It's easy for me to understand why people were so favorably disposed toward Trump at first because initially, I liked him, too. I'd read and liked Trump's books, I found him to be gracious in person and I had friends who went to work for him. I also loved his charisma, his stance on the wall, his refreshing lack of political correctness, his scrappiness and his ability to just shrug off what would be career-ending mistakes for other Republican politicians. Unfortunately today, Trump looks to be completely unelectable. There are massive numbers of Republicans pledging not to vote for him...
  • Report: FBI Now Investigating Hillary's State Department For Corruption

    01/11/2016 9:06:49 AM PST · by amorphous · 47 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11 Jan 2016 | Chuck Ross
    The FBI is investigating whether Hillary Clinton's State Department improperly directed contracts to Clinton Foundation donors, in possible violation of public corruption laws, Fox News is reporting. Three sources confirmed the previously-unknown investigation angle to Fox reporters Catherine Herridge and Pamela Browne. "The agents are investigating the possible intersection of Clinton Foundation donations, the dispensation of State Department contracts and whether regular processes were followed," one law enforcement source told Fox. Examples abound of Clinton’s State Department opening doors for Clinton Foundation donors, as well as to the then-secretary of state’s friends and political allies.
  • Invisible art exhibition to 'set imaginations alight'

    05/18/2012 1:52:54 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | May 18, 2012 | Nick Collins
    Ralph Rugoff, director of the Hayward Gallery, has promised it will "set our imaginations alight". And so his gallery's latest exhibition will have to, considering the fact that every piece of art inside it will be invisible. From a bare plinth to a canvas painted entirely with invisible ink, the imagination of the paying public will play a decisive role in the success or failure of the show, the first of its kind in Britain. For £8 visitors will be able to marvel at – or search in vain for – 50 works of "invisible art" by leading names including...
  • Blunt questions DOL media policy

    05/11/2012 3:26:15 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 10, 2012 | Mark Tapscott
    "Does DOL believe that the new policy is consistent with the First Amendment? What precedents exist for forcing journalists to utilize government-owned systems and networks to report the news," Sen. Roy Blunt, R-MO, asked Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis in a letter today.
  • Barack Obama, Flim-Flam Man

    09/18/2011 5:13:54 AM PDT · by radioone · 23 replies
    Powerline ^ | 9-17-11 | John Hinderaker
    Former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy has an important column in which he argues that the Solyndra fiasco is not just a garden-variety scandal, but a criminal fraud that should land someone, inside and/or outside of the Obama administration, in the slammer. The facts are very bad. Solyndra was a money-loser from beginning to end. Its business model was untenable. The Bush administration turned it down for funding. Its owners wanted to do a public offering; for that purpose, they had to have their books audited and a report written by PriceWaterhouseCoopers. The report was more or less an obituary for...
  • Paula White Breaks Silence on Probes, Divorce, Benny Hinn

    05/13/2011 2:57:33 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 140 replies ^ | Apr. 01 2011 | Lillian Kwon
    Pastor Paula White broke her silence Thursday night, addressing all the scandals that she has been associated with since her divorce in 2007. "We’re letting our hair down," White told thousands at the 2011 Pastors and Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fla. "I'm not here to look cute ... I came to let the devil know ... I'm stronger than I've ever been." Though the two-hour message began with shouts of encouragement and notes of affirmation for the participating leaders who may be facing challenges or opposition, by the end of the night it was apparent that the popular charismatic pastor...
  • Obama: I'm responsible (for zilch)

    05/29/2010 3:06:42 AM PDT · by Scanian · 24 replies · 757+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 28, 2010 | Charles Hurt
    It was yet another performance of the "full responsibility" flimflam. In a rare appearance before his adoring fans in the press corps yesterday, President Obama repeatedly took "full responsibility" for the blundering efforts to clog up the geyser of crude oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico coating everything in sight. At the same time, Obama repeatedly denied that his administration was complicit in allowing the catastrophe to happen in the first place, slow to realize the devastating nature of it, or ham-handed in the five-week effort to try to stem the toxic tide. In other words, Obama -- as...
  • Barack Obama: The flimflam candidate

    07/22/2008 3:04:52 PM PDT · by don-o · 12 replies · 153+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | July 18, 2008 | Nat Hentoff
    During my more than 60 years of covering national politics, I have never seen a candidate's principles and character so effectively tarnished — after so extraordinarily inspiring a start — as Barack Obama's.
  • Dalai Lama’s Message Resonates (7,000 in Madison hear talk of unity, politics)

    07/21/2008 6:53:22 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 14 replies · 252+ views
    JSOnline ^ | July 19, 2008 | Tom Heinen
    Madison, WI - Seated cross-legged onstage in a large upholstered chair, one of the world's best-known religious leaders delivered his trademark messages of compassion, peace and unity with typical humor, verve and humility Saturday afternoon. In response to a written question from the audience about Tibetan culture being strong enough to still mount widespread demonstrations against Chinese rule this year, he also ventured into the political arena. “I want to make clear. We always respect the Chinese people, not the Chinese government,” he said, to loud applause, adding that the uprisings were pro-freedom, not anti-Chinese. For the more than 7,000...
  • Cell Phones more deadly than Cigarettes? Will higher taxes, insurance premiums and ban be in order?

    03/31/2008 9:06:53 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 113 replies · 2,624+ views
    Associated Content ^ | March 31st, 2008 | Bobby Tall Horse
    Dr. Khurana says there may be broader health ramifications than asbestos or smoking. What? Now just think about that. Again, I foresee a huge higher tax on cell phone use and a higher health and life insurance premium. And maybe people (like me) that don't use cell phones unless its an emergency, would rather not be seated in bars and restaurants where cell phones are in use. Ah, can you say ban?
  • Mysterious bones of Jesus, Joseph and Mary

    02/24/2007 9:14:06 AM PST · by aculeus · 278 replies · 7,166+ views
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | February 24, 2007 | By Tim Butcher in Jerusalem
    In a scene worthy of a Dan Brown novel, archaeologists a quarter of a century ago unearthed a burial chamber near Jerusalem. Inside they found ossuaries, or boxes of bones, marked with the names of Jesus, Joseph and Mary. Then one of the ossuaries went missing. The human remains inside were destroyed before any DNA testing could be carried out. While Middle East academics doubt that the relics belong to the Holy Family, the issue is about to be exposed to a blaze of publicity with the publication next week of a book. Entitled The Jesus Tomb and co-written by...
  • Program would give farmers ‘carbon credit’

    01/08/2007 3:58:11 PM PST · by Shermy · 25 replies · 758+ views
    AP ^ | January 6, 2006
    BILLINGS (AP) — A Butte-based coalition is predicting farmers in Montana, Wyoming and Colorado are on their way to getting paid for conservation practices such as no-till farming that keep carbon dioxide in the ground Ted Dodge of the National Carbon Offset Coalition believes the Chicago Climate Exchange will soon allow farmers in the three states to bundle their ‘‘carbon credits’’ for sale. The private agency trades greenhouse gases and pollutants much like other exchanges trade commodities. A spokesman for the Chicago Climate Exchange was out of the office Friday and did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment....
  • Clairvoyant 'led Americans to Saddam'

    11/06/2006 12:11:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 93 replies · 1,799+ views ^ | November 06, 2006 | From correspondents in Herzliya, Irsael
    DID a clairvoyant help US commandos ferret Saddam Hussein out of his hiding place in Iraq three years ago? Israeli-born celebrity psychic Uri Geller, best known for his spoon-bending antics, says the power of the paranormal led US troops to the fugitive Iraqi ex-dictator.
  • The African Connection:Rep. Jefferson and Joe Wilson

    07/25/2006 8:44:51 AM PDT · by the Real fifi · 72 replies · 2,731+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 7/25/06 | Clarice Feldman
    The documents seized in the FBI raid on the offices of Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) remain unread by Justice Department investigators, pending a federal Appeals Court ruling scheduled for August 27. [snip] But we already know a bit about the charges and some of the alleged partners of Congressman Jefferson. Two people have pleaded guilty to bribing him.

    06/18/2006 5:28:38 PM PDT · by Mia T · 262 replies · 8,928+ views ^ | 6.18.06 | Jon Christian Ryter
    THE THIRD PARTY HILLARY NEEDS... TO WINFLIM FLAM SCAM42% WILL VOTE FOR HILLARY. 40% WON'T. SHE NEEDS TO MAKE SURE THE OTHER 18% WON'T VOTE REPUBLICAN... JUST LIKE THE DNC MANAGED TO DO IN BOTH 1992 AND 1996 n 1991 when Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton decided to challenge President George H.W. Bush for the White House, all of the honest in-house polls the Clinton Campaign and the Democratic National Committee took indicated that Clinton would lose to Bush by a margin of 16 points. The polls taken by Bush and the Republican National Committee said the same thing. Bush...
  • Most Oppose Gay Marriage; Fewer Back an Amendment

    06/05/2006 9:54:35 PM PDT · by Sunsong · 41 replies · 812+ views
    ABC News ^ | June 6, 2006 | GARY LANGER
    An ABC News poll finds that most Americans oppose gay marriage but markedly fewer — especially those outside George W. Bush's core supporters — would amend the U.S. Constitution to ban it. Opponents, however, are far more likely to call it a make-or-break issue in their vote for Congress — a finding that explains Bush's renewed push for a gay marriage ban. Among all Americans, 58 percent say gay marriage should be illegal, but fewer, 42 percent, say it rises to the level of amending the U.S. Constitution. Among conservative Republicans and evangelical white Protestants, though, opposition to gay marriage...
  • Romney Stands Firmly in Support of Marriage Potection Amendment

    06/06/2006 1:49:22 AM PDT · by Jeff Fuller · 38 replies · 791+ views
    Governor Mitt Romney has sent this letter to every member of the Senate encouraging them to Vote "Yes" on this landmark peice of legislation--the Marriage Protection Amendment (MPA). A few excerpts are below: "Americans are tolerant, generous, and kind people. We all oppose bigotry and disparagement, and we all wish to avoid hurtful disregard of the feelings of others. But the debate over same-sex marriage is not a debate over tolerance. It is a debate about the purpose of the institution of marriage. Attaching the word marriage to the association of same-sex individuals mistakenly presumes that marriage is principally a...