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  • No Shutdown For Now: Congress Passes Week-Long Homeland Security Patch

    02/27/2015 7:10:28 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | 27 Feb 2015 | BY CARRIE DANN, ALEX MOE, FRANK THORP V AND LUKE RUSSERT
    Congress has narrowly averted a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security for one week, setting up another funding showdown for next Friday. Hours before a midnight deadline, the House easily approved a one-week extension of the funding. It required two-thirds of members' support to pass. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi reversed course later Friday night, instructing House Democrats to back the one-week measure.
  • State Department spokeswoman floats jobs as answer to ISIS

    02/17/2015 9:54:51 AM PST · by ColdOne · 90 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 2/17/15 | foxnews
    What the West really needs to take on the Islamic State is ... a jobs program. That's what a top State Department spokeswoman suggested when asked in a TV interview Monday night about what the U.S.-led coalition is doing to stop the slaughter of civilians by Islamic State militants across the region. "We're killing a lot of them, and we're going to keep killing more of them. ... But we cannot win this war by killing them," department spokeswoman Marie Harf said on MSNBC's "Hardball." "We need ... to go after the root causes that leads people to join these...
  • Federal Judge in Texas Blocks Obama Immigration Orders

    02/17/2015 8:48:45 AM PST · by lbryce · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Fred Barbash
    A federal judge in Texas last night temporarily blocked the Obama administration’s executive actions on immigration. The judge, responding to a suit filed by 26 Republican-run states, did not rule on the legality of immigration orders but said there was sufficient merit to the challenge to warrant a suspension while the case goes forward. No law gave the administration the power “to give 4.3 million removable aliens what the Department of Homeland Security itself labels as ‘legal presence,’” the judge said in a memorandum opinion. “In fact the law mandates that these illegally-present individuals be removed.” The Department of Homeland...
  • BREAKING OVERNIGHT: Federal Judge Blocks Obama's Executive Action on Illegal Immigration

    02/17/2015 4:42:45 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 2/17/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen of Texas has temporarily blocked President Obama's executive action on illegal immigration by granting a request from 26 states to allow the courts to look at its constitutionality before it is implemented. The lawsuit is being headed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott. @GregAbbott_TX BREAKING: Federal Judge just granted my request to halt Obama's Executive Amnesty Order Nationwide. More later. #txlege #tcot @TexasGOP "This case examines complex issues relating to immigration which necessarily involve questions of federalism, separation of powers, and the ability and advisability, if any, of the Judiciary to hear and resolve such a...
  • Oregon Gets America's First Openly Bisexual Governor...

    02/13/2015 7:27:04 PM PST · by Steelfish · 46 replies
    DailyMail (UK) ^ | February 13, 2015 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    Oregon Gets America's First Openly Bisexual Governor... as Oregon's embattled John Kitzhaber RESIGNS over scandal involving fiancee's consulting contracts Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown rushed back from a conference in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday to succeed John Kitzhaber, only to be told he was staying By DAVID MARTOSKO, 13 February 2015 Oregon's new governor will be the first open bisexual to serve as a state's chief executive when Secretary of State Kate Brown steps in for resigning Gov. John Kitzhaber on Friday. The embattled now-former Democratic governor Kitzhaber, 67, has resigned his office amid allegations his fiancee used her...
  • Obama: Christians Did Bad Things 'in the Name of Christ' (Islam's greatest defender speaks)

    02/05/2015 3:19:59 PM PST · by bestintxas · 85 replies
    newsmax ^ | 2/5/15 | AP
    President Barack Obama stirred outraged with his speech at the National Prayer Breakfast Thursday, comparing the atrocities committed by ISIS to those of Christians "in the name of Christ." "Unless we get on our high horse and think that this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ," Obama said. "In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ." "So it is not unique to one group or one religion," Obama said. "There is a tendency in...
  • Parents outraged after children forced to drop pants when feces found on gym floor (TX)

    02/01/2015 3:57:00 PM PST · by bgill · 45 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | Jan. 28, 2015 | Fox News Latino
    Parents at a central Texas school district are outraged after staff members forced elementary school students to drop their pants because feces had been found on the gym floor. The Gustine school had been trying to investigate how the poop ended up on the floor. So the teachers took girls to one room and boys to another and asked them to lower their pants in what parents are describing as a partial strip search
  • NFL: 11 Of 12 Patriots Footballs Used Sunday Were “Under-Inflated”

    01/21/2015 2:15:35 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 54 replies
    Breaking911 ^ | 1-21-2015 | Grant
    Chris Mortensen reports, the NFL has found that 11 of the Patriots footballs used in Sunday’s AFC title game were under-inflated by 2 lbs each, per league sources. The league says the New England Patriots used deflated footballs during their AFC Championship Game win over the Indianapolis Colts. They say that 11 balls were under-inflated by two pounds each, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen. “We are not commenting at this time,” Greg Aiello, the NFL’s senior vice president of communications, said to ESPN.
  • Here’s the Full Text of President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union

    01/20/2015 7:16:09 PM PST · by Morgana · 44 replies
    time.com ^ | 1/20/2015 | Zeke J Miller
    President Barack Obama delivered his 2015 State of the Union Address to Congress Tuesday laying out a new vision for what his administration terms “middle-class economics.” The full text as prepared for delivery:
  • 1 dead in police-involved shooting at Port Columbus Airport

    01/07/2015 11:31:59 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 8 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Jan 7, 2014
    1 dead in police-involved shooting at Port Columbus Airport Published January 07, 2015 FoxNews.com DEVELOPING: Authorities in Columbus, Ohio responded Wednesday to a deadly shooting on the second floor of the Port Columbus Airport, MyFox28Columbus.com reported. The report said one suspect was killed in the police-involved shooting. The second floor departure is closed, but the airport remains open and flights are operating normally. There were no reports of other injuries.
  • 12 dead in terror attack on Paris paper; manhunt for gunmen

    01/07/2015 8:31:05 AM PST · by Kartographer · 23 replies
    AP ^ | 1/7/15 | JAMEY KEATEN and LORI HINNANT
    Masked gunmen shouting "Allahu akbar!" stormed the Paris offices of a satirical newspaper Wednesday, killing 12 people, including the paper's editor, before escaping in a getaway car. It was France's deadliest terror attack in living memory. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said security forces were hunting for three gunmen after the noon-time attack on the weekly, whose caricatures of the Prophet Muhammed have frequently drawn condemnation from Muslims. Twelve people died and eight were wounded, including four critically, officials said.
  • Reid suffers broken ribs, bones in accident

    01/02/2015 8:01:29 PM PST · by Mozilla · 116 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 2, 2015 | By CHARLES BABINGTON
    Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid broke several ribs and facial bones when a piece of exercise equipment snapped at his Nevada home Thursday, causing the lawmaker to fall. In a statement issued Friday, Reid's office said the 75-year-old senator was hospitalized overnight at University Medical Center in Las Vegas as a precaution and was released on Friday.
  • New Year’s Eve stampede kills 35 in Shanghai after fake money thrown from building

    12/31/2014 7:22:50 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies
    Reuters GMA ^ | January 1, 2015 | ADAM JOURDAN
    New Year’s Eve stampede kills 35 in Shanghai after fake money thrown from building By ADAM JOURDAN, Reuters January 1, 2015 7:12am (Updated 8:36 a.m.) SHANGHAI - A stampede killed at least 35 people during New Year's Eve celebrations in Shanghai, authorities said, possibly caused by people rushing to pick up fake money thrown from a building overlooking the city's famed Bund waterfront district. The Shanghai government said that large crowds started to stampede in Chen Yi Square on the Bund just before midnight, with authorities working to rescue and aid the wounded. It was not immediately clear what triggered...
  • School Bans 'I Can't Breathe' T-Shirts at Tournament

    12/29/2014 7:26:24 AM PST · by rktman · 15 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | 12/27/2014 | LISA LEFF
    A high school basketball tournament on the Northern California coast has become the latest flashpoint in the ongoing protests over police killings of unarmed black men after a school was disinvited because of concerns its players would wear T-shirts printed with the words "I Can't Breathe" during warmups. The athletic director at Fort Bragg High School informed his counterpart at Mendocino High School this week that neither the boys nor girls team would be allowed to participate in the three-day tournament hosted by Fort Bragg High starting Monday, Mendocino Unified School District Superintendent Jason Morse said.
  • Ferguson protest advocate charged with arson

    12/27/2014 7:32:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    BERKELEY, Mo. – A protester who advocated for peaceful demonstrations in Ferguson was charged Saturday with setting fire to a convenience store in a neighboring suburb. A St. Louis County jail official said Joshua Williams, 19, of St. Louis, was being held on $30,000 bond. He is charged with arson, second-degree burglary and stealing less than $500. Williams, who was frequently quoted and photographed protesting Michael Brown's death, is accused of using lighter fluid to set multiple fires inside and outside a QuikTrip in Berkeley....
  • Police turn their backs on Mayor de Blasio during funeral for fallen NYPD cop

    12/27/2014 5:44:50 PM PST · by driftdiver · 28 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 12/27/2014 | Foxnews
    Hundreds of police officers outside the Queens, N.Y. church Saturday where the funeral of Officer Rafael Ramos was being held turned their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio as he eulogized the fallen officer who was ambushed last week along with his partner. De Blasio's remarks were being shown on large TV monitors outside the Christ Tabernacle Church. Police union officials have accused the mayor of fostering a climate of mistrust that contributed to the killings of Officer Ramos and his partner. More than 25,000 police officers from across the country assembled in winter sunshine to pay final respects to...
  • Protesters Near Ferguson Injure Cops with Bricks, Explosives After Officer Kills Armed 18-Yr-Old

    12/24/2014 8:52:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | December 24, 2014 | Tony Lee
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)After a police officer who was “fearing for his life” shot and killed an 18-year-old who was brandishing a pistol at him on Tuesday evening, protesters reportedly brought bags of rocks, smashed police cars, hurled explosives and bricks at and assaulted police officers on the scene. According to a St. Louis Post-Dispatch report, “between 200 and 300 protesters gathered at the scene after the shooting, and conflicts broke out between officers and protesters” in Berkeley, Missouri, which is two miles from Ferguson. Berkeley Mayor Theodore Hoskins (D) said on Wednesday morning that the police officer probably saved his own live...
  • FBI Bulletin Warns Of Possible ISIS Terror Plot in Memphis

    12/23/2014 8:44:08 PM PST · by LSUfan · 37 replies
    My Fox Memphis ^ | 22 Dec 14 | Matt Gerien
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Memphis Division is warning police officers about a threat to blow up the Memphis-Arkansas Bridge sometime in December. FOX13 News obtained the FBI bulletin sent to Mid-South Law Enforcement agencies warning about a possible Islamic State terror plot targeting the I-55 Bridge.
  • NYPD officers turn backs to mayor before presser on murdered cops; Twitter sparks fly

    12/22/2014 3:11:53 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    WGN Channel 9 ^ | 1:03 PM, December 21, 2014 | WGN Channel 9
    Police officers turned their backs on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio as he walked into his press conference about the two NYPD officers shot and killed ambush-style in Brooklyn.
  • 12/19: De Blasio secretly meets with protest leaders (Justice League NYC at 1199 SEIU’s HQ's)

    12/20/2014 8:08:04 PM PST · by maggief · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | sDecember 19, 2014 | Kevin Fasick, Kirstan Conley and Danika Fear
    Mayor de Blasio held court on Friday with ringleaders of the city protests that have led to cop assaults and other mayhem — lending a sympathetic ear as they ticked off their demands. Hizzoner had tried to keep the location of his meeting with the members of Justice League NYC a secret, but reporters discovered it was at the Midtown offices of a union connected to the one that employs a man charged with busting an NYPD lieutenant’s nose on the Brooklyn Bridge. “They have a list of demands, some which I agree with, some which I don’t,” de Blasio...
  • Two NYPD cops executed in Brooklyn, suspect suicides Officers and killer identified

    12/20/2014 7:18:32 PM PST · by rktman · 35 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 12/20/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    UPDATE: (Jazz) Police Commissioner William J. Bratton identified the slain officers as Wenjian Liu, a seven-year veteran of the force, and Rafael Ramos, who has been an officer since 2012. UPDATE: (Jazz) As is so often the case, the readers here at Hot Air had identified the killer at least an hour before the media put it out, but they have now confirmed what you already knew.
  • Federal judge: Obama’s executive amnesty is unconstitutional

    12/16/2014 2:36:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 16, 2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via WaPo, it’s now officially a mixed-blessings news day for Jeb Bush fans. Two issues here. One: Does Obama enjoy more power to craft policy if Congress is deadlocked between the two parties? Ezra Klein says yes, I say no. Two: How far can Obama go in crafting policy in the name of “prosecutorial discretion”? No one disputes that he can prioritize one illegal immigrant’s deportation case over another’s. If he can do that for one person, why can’t he do it systematically for five million? At what point does “prosecutorial discretion” become unconstitutional legislation by presidential diktat?Judge Arthur Schwab’s...
  • Scottish monk arrested for distributing leaflets promoting sexual morality

    12/13/2014 8:54:12 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Life Site news ^ | Dec 12, 2014 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    A Scottish monk has been arrested for distributing a series of leaflets in the Cambridgeshire area critical of homosexuality, fornication, contraception, euthanasia, abortion, and divorce. Brother Damon Jonah Kelly, head of the Glasgow based charity the Black Hermits, was arrested by Cambridgeshire Police on December 8 on suspicion of a Section 5 (religious/racial) public order offence after he wrote a letter to the homosexual news publication, Pink News, claiming responsibility for the distribution of leaflets in the city of Ely, as well as in Cambridge, King’s Lynn and several other Cambridgeshire towns and cities. Initially police declined to take any...
  • Teen girl doused, burned alive in Mississippi

    12/10/2014 8:56:12 AM PST · by Neoliberalnot · 207 replies
    WND ^ | December 10, 2014 | None
    A grisly killing in a small town in Mississippi has local residents on edge and looking for answers. A blond-haired teenager with no known enemies was found walking down a rural road on fire Saturday night. She had been beaten, doused with lighter-fluid and set ablaze. Jessica Chambers Jessica Chambers, 19, of Panola County was found engulfed in flames near the charred shell of her car sitting on the roadside in the town of Courtland. The town has a population of 460. She was flown to a hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, but later died. Preliminary autopsy results reveal Jessica died...
  • Cop cleared in chokehold death of Eric Garner

    12/03/2014 3:02:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The New York Post ^ | December 3, 2014 | Larry Celona, Kirstan Conley and Bruce Golding
    A Staten Island grand jury cleared an NYPD cop in the chokehold death of Eric Garner during his caught-on-video arrest for peddling loose cigarettes, the Staten Island district attorney confirmed Wednesday. The panel voted a “no-bill” and dismissed all potential charges against Officer Daniel Pantaleo. The blockbuster decision capped weeks of investigation by the special grand jury, which was empaneled in September specifically to review evidence in Garner’s racially charged death. In a statement released by his union, Pantaleo said: “I became a police officer to help people and to protect those who can’t protect themselves.” “It is never my...
  • POLICE LAUGH AT REPORTER Who Published Darren Wilson’s Address After She Requests A-List Protection

    12/02/2014 9:12:49 AM PST · by servo1969 · 70 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 12-2-2014 | Jim Hoft
    New York Times reporter Julie Bosman published Officer Darren Wilson’s address in a report on his recent marriage.Now Bosman is worried about her own safety and reportedly has requested A-List police protection.The police laughed at her.Illinois Review reported: Julie Bosman, the Chicago-based New York Times reporter who published police officer Darren Wilson’s address is “over exaggerating” her security concerns say the Chicago Police Department (CPD).Sources inside CPD tell Got News that Bosman (photo above) demanded a level of protection afforded A-List celebs and dignitaries. But an investigation revealed that she was not in any danger, and deserved no more than...
  • Protesters: St. Louis Man Beaten to Death with Hammers because he was White

    12/01/2014 11:57:26 AM PST · by rightistight · 36 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 12/1/14 | Aurelius
    Zemir Begic, a Bosnian man who moved to St. Louis this year, was beaten to death by black and Hispanic assailants because he was white, according to protesters who have taken to the streets since his murder. Mr. Begic was attacked by three teens wielding hammers yesterday. They repeatedly struck Mr. Begic in the “head, abdomen, face, and mouth.” He died after being rushed to St. Louis University Hospital. Protesters took to the street last night to bring attention to and denounce the attack. A number believe that it was racially motivated because Mr. Begic was white and his attackers...
  • US lawmaker's Aide Draws Ire Over First Daughter Scolding

    11/29/2014 8:41:46 PM PST · by lbryce · 39 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | November 28, 2014 | Staff
    A US lawmaker's communications director was facing social media calls she be sacked after her Facebook rant about President Barack Obama's daughters prompted widespread anger. Elizabeth Lauten, spokeswoman for Republican Congressman Stephen Fincher of Tennessee, wrote a scathing post to her Facebook account scolding Malia and Sasha Obama, 16 and 13, for looking bored while attending a public event with their father on Wednesday. In the post, since deleted but widely reproduced in screen grabs, Lauten tells the girls to "try showing a little class. At least respect the part you play." The girls stood beside Obama -- looking vaguely...
  • Grand jury reaches decision on Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson, announcement planned

    11/24/2014 2:35:23 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 51 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11-25-2014 | Jason Sickles
    A St. Louis County grand jury has finally reached a decision on whether to charge Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown Jr., officials have announced. "The Grand Jury hearing the Michael Brown/Darren Wilson investigation has reached a decision and it will be announced later today," Edward Magee, a spokesman for the prosecuting attorney said in an email. The exact time of the announcement was not immediately clear. Benjamin Crump, the attorney representing Michael Brown's family, told the Associated Press that the St. Louis prosecutor's office told relatives a decision would be revealed after 5 p.m.
  • 12-Year-Old With Air Gun Dies In Cleveland Police Shooting

    11/23/2014 6:39:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    WIBW-TV / CNN ^ | November 23, 2014 | Michael Pearson, Ronni Berke and Brad Pechanec
    A Cleveland police officer responding to a call about a person with a gun fatally wounded a 12-year-old boy brandishing what turned out to be an air gun that looked very much like a real firearm, police said early Sunday. The shooting Saturday afternoon came as the nation nervously awaited a grand jury decision on whether to charge the police officer who killed African-American teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in August. The attorney for the family of the Cleveland youngster, who also was black, downplayed any possible racial connotations to the shooting. "This is not a black and white...
  • LMU Prof. Michael Genovese Weighs In On Controversy Surrounding Executive Order On Immigration

    11/23/2014 11:07:19 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | November 22, 2014
    STUDIO CITY (CBSLA.com) — The president’s announcement Thursday of an executive order shielding some five million undocumented immigrants from deportation has been a subject of controversy. And Loyola Marymount University Professor Michael Genovese stopped by KCAL9 Saturday to discuss the context surrounding the issue. “All presidents use executive authority. That’s been true from Washington to Obama. And almost all executives actions are non-controversial. Every once in a while something spills over causes great concern and controversy,” he said. “It’s one of those cases reasonable people could disagree. And historically we have seen for the most part presidents prevail in these...
  • Holder urges restraint ahead of decision on Ferguson shooting

    11/21/2014 12:35:13 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 31 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 11/21/14 | By Tim Reid
    Holder urges restraint ahead of decision on Ferguson shooting FERGUSON Mo (Reuters) - Hundreds of civil rights lawyers from across America are descending on Ferguson, Missouri as police and protesters prepare for a grand jury decision on whether to charge the officer who killed an unarmed black teenager in August. The attorneys are arriving in Ferguson as talks between protest groups and police have stalled over a refusal by officials to rule out the use of riot gear, tear gas and militarized equipment if demonstrations turn violent should a grand jury decide not to indict police officer Darren Wilson, protest...
  • Republican Dan Sullivan wins Senate race in Alaska

    11/12/2014 8:25:45 PM PST · by forbushalltheway · 26 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | November 12, 2014 | BECKY BOHRER
    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Republican Dan Sullivan won Alaska's U.S. Senate race, defeating first-term incumbent Democrat Mark Begich. Sullivan led Begich by about 8,100 votes on Election Night last week and held a comparable edge after election workers had counted about 20,000 absentee, early-voted and questioned ballots late Tuesday. Thousands more ballots remained to be counted, but the results indicated that Begich could not overcome Sullivan's lead. The Alaska seat was initially considered key to the Republicans' hopes of taking control of the U.S. Senate, but that goal was accomplished before the Alaska race was decided. Sullivan, in a statement,...
  • Mike Brown’s Mom Is Taking Her Son’s Case to the UN in Geneva

    11/01/2014 7:07:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Vice.com ^ | October 31, 2014 | 3:55 pm | By Alice Speri
    The mother of 18-year-old Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager shot to death by a police officer during an altercation in Ferguson, Mo., is going to Geneva, Switzerland to address the United Nations on police brutality. Never mind that the investigation into the incident is ongoing, and it has yet to be determined that Officer Darren Wilson is guilty of any such brutality. In fact, according to The Washington Post, Justice Department investigators “have all but concluded they do not have a strong enough case to bring civil rights charges against Darren Wilson.” Nevertheless, Lesley McSpadden will be in Switzerland...
  • Free at Last! Tahmooressi Released from Mexican Jail

    10/31/2014 6:22:57 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 108 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 Oct 2014, 5:45 PM PDT | Joel B. Pollak
    U.S. Marine veteran Andrew Tahmooressi has been released from a Mexican jail, where he had languished for months on weapons charges after crossing the border with three guns in his car earlier this year. Tahmooressi has long maintained his innocence, saying that he made a wrong turn at the Mexican border and was unable to return to the U.S. upon realizing his mistake. His release became a cause célčbre for conservatives nationwide. The San Diego Union-Tribune notes that Tahmooressi's legal strategy shifted in recent weeks: "He initially pressed for dismissal of the case on the grounds that his client’s rights...
  • ABCNews: Judge Rejects Attempt to Isolate Nurse

    10/31/2014 3:01:40 PM PDT · by wtd · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 31, 2014 5:52PM ET | Robert F. Bukaty/AP
    ABCNews: Judge Rejects Attempt to Isolate Nurse October 31, 2014 5:52PM ET "A Maine judge gave nurse Kaci Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat Friday in the nation's biggest court case yet over how to balance personal liberty, public safety and fear of Ebola."
  • Nurse describes Ebola quarantine ordeal: 'I was in shock. Now I'm angry'

    10/26/2014 6:33:33 PM PDT · by dennisw · 67 replies
    CNN ^ | October 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Cohen, Leslie Holland
    In a separate interview with CNN Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen, Hickox elaborated on what she thought of Christie's assessment of her medical condition. "I'm sorry, but that's just a completely unacceptable statement in my opinion. For (Christie) -- a politician who's trusted and respected -- to make a statement that's categorically not true is just unacceptable and appalling." "She's fine. She's not sick." Hickox told Crowley that mandatory quarantine is "not a sound public health decision" and that public health officials -- not politicians -- should be making the policies related to Ebola and public safety. "For the first...
  • Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings

    10/22/2014 10:59:45 AM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 11 replies
    Fox ^ | 10/22/14
    Four former Blackwater security guards were found guilty Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, and a federal judge ordered them immediately to jail.
  • General: US Troops Who Contract Ebola Will Be Quarantined in Liberia

    10/18/2014 6:41:12 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/18/14 | Edwin Mora
    If any American soldiers in Liberia contract the deadly Ebola virus, they will be quarantined, stabilized, and evacuated to a medical facility for treatment, said the Ebola mission commander, adding that the U.S. military hospitals that will admit potentially infected troops have not yet been identified. “If, God forbid, one of these soldiers, sailors, airmen, or marine contracted this disease, as I mentioned, they would be stabilized, they would be quarantined, we would go through the appropriate protocols,” Maj. Gen. Darryl Williams, commander of U.S. Army Africa, said on October 16 while briefing reporters in the Pentagon by telephone from...
  • Judicial Watch: Obama Plans to Transfer Ebola-infected Foreigners to U.S. for Treatment

    10/18/2014 6:41:09 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 36 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/18/14 | Debra Heine
    Thursday night on Fox News, Charles Krauthammer predicted that it would only take "a couple more cases like Mr. Duncan" flying to the United States from West Africa with Ebola for the president to back down from his no travel ban position. But if Judicial Watch's sources are correct, Obama's open door policy for people coming from Ebola infected countries, may creak open a little wider to allow the transfer of non-US citizens infected with the disease into the country for treatment. It is unclear who would bear the high costs of transporting and treating non-citizen Ebola patients. The plans...
  • Obama's credit card declined at fancy restaurant

    10/17/2014 5:39:07 PM PDT · by plain talk · 66 replies
    cnn.com ^ | October 17, 2014 | Kevin Liptak
    Ever had your credit card turned down at a fancy restaurant? President Obama can commiserate. Speaking to workers at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington on Friday, he recalled a moment last month when, at the end of a dinner out in New York City, his plastic was declined. "I guess I don't use it enough, so they thought there was some fraud going on," he said. "Luckily, Michelle had hers. I was trying to explain to the waitress that I've really been paying my bills."
  • Democrat Political Hack Named Ebola Czar

    10/17/2014 4:27:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 17, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So, how many of you still doubt me, that everything this administration does is a political calculation? How many of you still doubt me on that? So we now have an Ebola czar. There was a clamor for an Ebola czar, and we've got an Ebola czar, and he doesn't know the first thing about medicine or health. All he knows is fisticuff politics. JOHNNY DONOVAN: And now, from sunny south Florida, it's Open Line Friday! RUSH: Open Line Friday, and here we are at the end of the week, where I, El Rushbo, take the biggest...
  • World Health Organisation admits botching response to Ebola outbreak

    10/17/2014 3:46:32 PM PDT · by knak · 11 replies
    guardian ^ | 10/17/14 | boseley
    UN health agency acknowledged ‘nearly everyone involved in the response failed to see some fairly plain writing on the wall’ The World Health Organisation has admitted mishandling the early stages of the Ebola outbreak in west Africa, saying it failed to recognise the risks of the disease in the fragile states of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. “Nearly everyone involved in the outbreak response failed to see some fairly plain writing on the wall,” says a draft internal document obtained by the Associated Press. Experts should have realised that the conventional way of containing an Ebola outbreak would not work...
  • Health-care worker with Ebola flew on commercial flight a day before being diagnosed [99.5]

    10/15/2014 11:28:51 AM PDT · by Zuben Elgenubi · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct 15, 2014 | Washington Post
    The second health-care worker diagnosed with Ebola had a fever of 99.5 degrees Fahrenheit before boarding a passenger jet on Monday, a day before she reported symptoms of the virus and was tested, according to public health officials. Even though there appeared to be little risk for the other people on that flight, she should not have traveled that way, Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said during a news conference Wednesday.
  • Houston city attorneys subpoena sermons from pastors opposed to rights law

    10/15/2014 8:02:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/15/2014 | Rick Moran
    Conservative Christian pastors in Houston who opposed an equal rights ordinance had their sermons and other private communications subpoenaed by city attorneys fighting to keep a repeal referendum off the ballot.Houston Chronicle: Houston's embattled equal rights ordinance took another legal turn this week when it surfaced that city attorneys, in an unusual step, subpoenaed sermons given by local pastors who oppose the law and are tied to the conservative Christian activists that have sued the city. Opponents of the equal rights ordinance are hoping to force a repeal referendum when they get their day in court in January, claiming City...
  • WHO Says Ebola Is 'Most Severe Acute Health Emergency In Modern Times'

    10/13/2014 9:38:14 AM PDT · by blam · 62 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-13-2014 | Leon Watson
    Leon WatsonOctober 13, 2014 The Ebola outbreak is the "most severe acute health emergency in modern times", the World Health Organisation has warned. The agency's director-general Margaret Chan said the epidemic had proved "the world is ill-prepared to respond to any severe, sustained, and threatening public health emergency". She added that new cases of Ebola are now "rising exponentially" in the three hardest-hit countries, Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. In a statement to a regional health conference in the Philippine capital Manila, she said: "I have never seen a health event threaten the very survival of societies and governments in...
  • St. Louis Police Officer Fatally Shoots Teen Incident Sparks Protest

    10/09/2014 3:35:59 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 57 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct 9, 2014 | Ben Kesling
    St. Louis Police Officer Fatally Shoots Teen Incident Sparks Protest Echoing Those in Nearby Ferguson, Mo. Ben Kesling An off-duty St. Louis police officer shot and killed a black teenager Wednesday evening, triggering protests in a metropolitan area that has been rattled by weeks of sometimes violent unrest in some neighborhoods following a high-profile police-involved shooting in August. The white, six-year veteran of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, who was working as a private security officer, shot and killed Vonderrit Myers Jr., an 18-year-old black teen, following an alleged struggle and after the teen allegedly fired a pistol at...
  • Plane Cabin Cleaners Strike Over Ebola at La Guardia Airport

    10/09/2014 12:34:50 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 30 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/9/14 | JOE JACKSON, MELANIE TROTTMAN And ANDREW TANGEL
    Prompted by recent Ebola scares, about 200 cabin cleaners at New York’s La Guardia Airport have walked off the job over what they say are safety concerns. The protesting workers are employed by Air Serv, which contracts with Delta to clean airplane cabins and bathrooms, and organizers predict the strike will last 24 hours.
  • Report: Two dead after explosion in Iranian nuclear facility

    10/06/2014 2:50:15 PM PDT · by knak · 7 replies
    jerusalem post ^ | 10/6/14 | jp
    The incident occurred at the Parchin military compound, not far from the Iranian capital, according to the Iranian Students News Agency. Two workers were killed in an explosion that took place at a military explosives factory southeast of Tehran, near the suspected nuclear reactor in Parchin, IRNA, the official Iranian news agency, reported Monday. The agency quoted Iran’s Defense Industries Organization, which said a fire occurred Sunday night, killing two people. The agency did not provide additional information. The semi-official ISNA news agency also reported that an explosion occurred at a military base near Tehran, killing two people. “Unfortunately, two...
  • At Least 2 Dead In Iranian Nuclear Plant Explosion (a good start!)

    10/06/2014 10:32:55 AM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 23 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | October 6, 2014 | Hana Levi Julian
    At least two are reported dead after a lethal explosion Sunday evening at or near the Parchin military compound near Tehran, the Iranian Student News Agency (ISNA) reported. Quoting the Iranian Defense Industries Organization, ISNA reported, “Unfortunately, due to the incident two workers of this production unit lost their lives.” No further details were provided. The blast occurred in a unit where explosive materials are produced at the nuclear facility, news reported said.