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  • Hillary Clinton’s legal adviser warns her — Time to lawyer up

    10/03/2015 5:53:27 PM PDT · by Mariner · 59 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 3rd, 2015 | Ed Klein
    One of the Clintons’ oldest and most trusted legal advisers has urged Hillary to hire a criminal defense attorney to represent her in case she’s indicted for mishandling classified documents on her private e-mail server and for lying under oath. The adviser, who has been a Clinton confidant for more than 30 years, laid out his concerns about Hillary’s legal exposure in a wide-ranging interview. “This e-mail thing is spiraling out of control,” he said. “To paraphrase John Dean of Watergate fame, it’s a cancer on her candidacy. “Frankly,” he continued, “I am used to my advice on legal matters...
  • Oregon shooting: Gunman died by suicide, sheriff says

    The Douglas County sheriff said the gunman responsible for the deadliest shooting in Oregon history died by suicide. Sheriff John Hanlin made the announcement at a news briefing just after noon Saturday. The sheriff, without using his name or elaboration, said autopsy results showed the gunman died by his own hand.
  • Trump Leading by 27% in Union Stronghold as Teamsters Want Meeting and Unions Abandon Hillary

    10/03/2015 6:30:57 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 46 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | Oct 1, 2015
    Reports say that the influential Teamsters union may snub Hillary Clinton in favor of endorsing a Republican candidate such as Donald Trump for the White House in 2016.Such a move would likely be a notable boost for Republicans with Independents and “Reagan Democrats,” a critical segment of swing-voters that candidates spend millions trying to woo. These “middle of the road” type voters are crucial to winning bellwether regions like Michigan’s Macomb County.Clinton also faces snubs from other powerful unions like the AFL-CIO and AFSCME, refusing to back Hillary as they try to push Vice President Joe Biden into the race.According...
  • Eurotunnel services suspended as migrants storm tunnel

    10/03/2015 6:43:18 AM PDT · by markomalley · 55 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/3/15 | Patrick Sawer
    Eurotunnel services were suspended on Saturday after more than 200 migrants broke into its French terminal in a “massive and organised” assault. Passenger and freight services through the tunnel were halted for several hours while French police struggled to contain the invasion and remove the migrants. Two police officers and four migrants suffered minor injuries during scuffles, local authorities of the Pas-de-Calais region said. Around 100 of the migrants managed to walk as far as 15 kilometres into the Channel Tunnel during the mass break-in before police intervened to stop them getting any further.
  • Actor James Woods: 'Hate Crime Massacre of Christians Finally Silences Obama'

    10/02/2015 6:58:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 86 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 2, 2015 | Mark Judge
    26 year-old gunman Chris Harper Mercer opened fire on the campus on Thursday, killing nine people and wounding seven. Mercer reportedly singled out Christians for death by asking the religion of potential victims before firing on them. Mercer was then shot and killed by law enforcement. In a series of tweets on October 2, Woods argued that because the victims were Christian, both resident Obama and the media would lose interest in the story. "NY Times writes a front page story about a hate massacre targeting Christians without using the word 'Christians,'" Woods tweeted, linking to story in the New...
  • Obama Administration and UN Announce Global Police Force to Fight ‘Extremism’ In U.S.

    10/02/2015 10:32:10 PM PDT · by 444Flyer · 97 replies ^ | 10-2-15 | Pamela Geller
    On Wednesday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced at the United Nations that her office would be working in several American cities to form what she called the Strong Cities Network (SCN), a law enforcement initiative that would encompass the globe. This amounts to nothing less than the overriding of American laws, up to and including the United States Constitution, in favor of United Nations laws that would henceforth be implemented in the United States itself – without any consultation of Congress at all. The United Nations is a sharia-compliant world body, and Obama, speaking there just days ago, insisted that...
  • F-22 Raptors deploy to Middle East

    10/02/2015 10:47:38 PM PDT · by Mariner · 124 replies
    UPI ^ | October 2nd, 2015 | By Richard Tomkins
    HONOLULU, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- An undisclosed number of F-22 Raptors of the Hawaii Air National Guard and the U.S. Air Force have been deployed to the Middle East for as long as six months. The Hawaii Air National Guard, or HIANG, said the deployment of most of the fighters and more than 200 personnel from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu took place Sept. 26 but was kept secret for security considerations. The aircraft and personnel are now in an unidentified location in the region, which is in the area of responsibility of the U.S. Central Command. "Because of...
  • Trump Didn’t Know the Camera Was On… (VIDEO)

    Conservative Republican Donald Trump is leading in all the polls by historic margins. Trump, who is a Presbyterian, recently held a meeting with 40 religious leaders at his Trump Towers office. Christian Pastor David Jeremiah along with television evangelist Jan Crouch, Pastor Darrell Scott, and Jews for Jesus Rabbi Kirt Schneider. While candidates have been open about sharing their faith in recent decades, true Christians act as Christians at all times… even when no one is watching. The two and a half hour meeting about faith was constructive, and all reports are that Trump asked the Lord for wisdom and...
  • Jeb Bush Says 'Stuff Happens' In Response to Gun Violence

    10/02/2015 5:56:09 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 59 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Oct 2, 2015 | Candace Smith
    Presidential candidate Jeb Bush made an eyebrow-raising comment in the wake of the Oregon school massacre -- saying "stuff happens" in response to a discussion about gun violence. Bush called the shooting in Oregon "heartbreaking," and said he also had challenges that he faced during his tenure as governor of Florida. "Look stuff happens, there's always a crisis and the impulse is always to do something and it's not always the right thing to do," Bush said at the Conservative Leadership Project in Greenville, South Carolina, referring to taking away rights.
  • Trump's Dominance Continues (Reuters/Ipsos)

    10/02/2015 1:13:59 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 43 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/2/2015 | Usafa92
    Trump's dominance continues
  • BREAKING: CONFIRMED: Chris Harper-Mercer Is 26 Year-Old Muslim Killer #UCCShooting

    10/01/2015 9:12:33 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 86 replies
    GotNews ^ | Oct 2, 2015 | Charles C. Johnson
    At long last here is a photo of Chris Harper Mercer, the 26-year-old shooter in Oregon. He is most certainly a Muslim.
  • Jason Chaffetz prepares long-shot bid for House speaker

    10/02/2015 12:00:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/02/2015 | RACHAEL BADE and JOHN BRESNAHAN
    House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz is planning to run for House speaker, taking on Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy in what appears to be a long-shot bid to lead House Republicans, according to multiple sources. The Utah Republican, first elected to Congress in 2008, is launching a campaign less than a week before the Oct. 8 leadership elections for the House GOP Conference. The date for a floor vote to pick the next speaker has not been set yet. McCarthy (R-Calif.) is the overwhelming favorite to win, and it’s unclear how many votes Chaffetz can garner. Chaffetz's office would not comment....
  • 'Sense of regret' in Vatican over Pope Francis' meeting with gay marriage opponent

    10/02/2015 11:58:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/02/2015 | BY PHILIP PULLELLA, Vatican City
    Pope Francis' meeting last week with an American woman at the center of a row over gay marriage was not something he had sought and should not be seen as an endorsement of her views, the Vatican said on Friday. One Vatican official said there was "a sense of regret" that the pope had ever seen Kim Davis, a Kentucky county clerk who went to jail in September for refusing to honor a U.S. Supreme Court ruling and issue same-sex marriage licenses. The encounter in Washington was originally kept secret and has sparked widespread debate since it became public this...
  • Ted Cruz slams president for 'politicizing' Oregon massacre

    10/02/2015 11:39:22 AM PDT · by VinL · 40 replies
    BostonHereald ^ | 10/2/15 | Chris Cassidy
    Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz blasted President Obama’s remarks in the wake of an Oregon community college massacre that mass shootings are “something we should politicize” after a campaign stop here today. “It seems there is no tragedy the president isn’t willing to politicize,” said Cruz. “He in many ways is following the dictum of his former Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel who said, ‘You never want to waste a good crisis.’ Literally as this madman, almost within minutes of ending his murderous spree, the president seized upon it to advance his partisan political agenda. That’s just wrong." Cruz called...
  • Poll: Jeb Falls to 4%

    10/02/2015 10:42:12 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 71 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Oct 2, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    The latest Pew poll shows that Jeb Bush has fallen to 4 percent in the Republican field. Donald Trump leads the field with 25 percent; Ben Carson is at 16 percent. Carly Fiorina and Marco Rubio are tied for third at 8 percent of the Republican field "At this stage of the 2016 presidential campaign, key issues divide both Republican and Democratic voters, and early candidate preferences reflect some of these cleavages," writes Pew. "When Republican and Republican-leaning voters are asked in an open-ended format (no names provided) for their first choice for the nomination, none of the 15 GOP...
  • WATCH: Russian Warplanes Bomb ISIS Targets in Syria

    10/02/2015 8:31:30 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 11 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 02 Oct 2015
    Moscow said on Friday its latest strikes had hit 12 Islamic State targets, but most of the areas it described were in parts of the country where the militant group has little or no sway. The Russian Defence Ministry said its Sukhoi-34, Sukhoi-24M and Sukhoi-25 warplanes had flown 18 sorties, describing targets in western and northern Syria, including a command post and a communications center in the province of Aleppo, a militant field camp in Idlib and a command post in Hama. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the conflict with a network of sources on the...
  • US Senator John McCain: Arm Syrian Rebels To Shoot Down Russian Planes

    10/02/2015 9:20:07 AM PDT · by Fennie · 144 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 2, 2015
    McCain reacted to Russia's announcement that it had begun launching air strikes targeting ISIS militants in Syria by calling on the White House to arm Syrian rebels with weapons to shoot down Russian planes. McCain initially responded to Fox News host Neil Cavuto's question about whether he would shoot down Russian planes by saying no, but then went on to assert that he would arm Syrian rebels to carry out that very same task. "I might do what we did in Afghanistan many years ago, to give those guys the ability to shoot down those planes, that equipment is available,"...
  • U.S., allies demand Russia halt Syria strikes outside IS areas

    10/02/2015 9:17:45 AM PDT · by ETL · 142 replies
    Reuters, via Yahoo News ^ | Oct 2, 2015 | Tom Perry and Lidia Kelly
    BEIRUT/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia bombed Syria for a third day on Friday, mainly hitting areas held by rival insurgent groups rather than the Islamic State fighters it said it was targeting and drawing an increasingly angry response from the West. The U.S.-led coalition that is waging its own air war against Islamic State called on the Russians to halt strikes on targets other than Islamic State. "We call on the Russian Federation to immediately cease its attacks on the Syrian opposition and civilians and to focus its efforts on fighting ISIL," said the coalition, which includes the United States, major...
  • Officials: Pentagon weighs protections for US-trained rebels

    10/02/2015 7:59:14 AM PDT · by Mariner · 36 replies
    AP ^ | October 2nd, 2015 | LOLITA C. BALDORROBERT BURNS
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Russia's launch of airstrikes in Syria is prompting discussions within the Pentagon about whether the U.S. should use military force to protect U.S.-trained and equipped Syrian rebels if they come under fire by the Russians." U.S. officials said Thursday that senior military leaders and defense officials are working through the thorny legal and foreign policy issues and are weighing the risks of using force in response to a Russian attack. Defense Secretary Ash Carter declined to discuss the problem when asked about it this week. But U.S. officials acknowledged that this is one of the questions being...
  • Obama Ignored Reid’s Request to Reject Resolution for Palestinian State – Twice

    10/02/2015 5:58:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | October 2, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    A new report confirms more White House woes with our ally Israel. A Politico exclusive reveals that Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid confronted White House chief of staff Denis McDonough on two occasions to ask President Obama to reject a UN resolution that would grant Palestine statehood. Both times, Obama gave him the silent treatment. While Reid has previously shown his support for Israel, his latest request may not exactly have been for the Middle Eastern country’s best interests. The timing suggested he was trying to secure passage for the Iran Deal: The requests from Reid came as he was...
  • Pentagon considering protections for U.S.-trained rebels in Syria

    10/02/2015 5:52:42 AM PDT · by McGruff · 38 replies
    Russia's launch of airstrikes in Syria is prompting discussions within the Pentagon about whether the U.S. should use military force to protect U.S.-trained and equipped Syrian rebels if they come under fire by the Russians. U.S. officials said Thursday that senior military leaders and defense officials are working through the thorny legal and foreign policy issues and are weighing the risks of using force in response to a Russian attack.
  • Big miss: U.S. added only 142K jobs in September

    10/02/2015 5:45:28 AM PDT · by John W · 28 replies ^ | October 2, 2015 | CBS/AP
    <p>The U.S. economy added only 142,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department said Friday. The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.1 percent.</p> <p>Analysts had forecast growth of a much more robust 206,000 jobs and an unchanged unemployment rate.</p> <p>Wages were flat in In September, with average hourly earnings at $25.09, following a 9-cent gain in August. Hourly earnings have risen by 2.2 percent over the year. Average hourly earnings of private-sector production and nonsupervisory employees were unchanged at $21.08 in September, the department said.</p>
  • Multiple shots fired outside police HQ on Charles Street (Australia - "middle eastern" gunman)

    10/02/2015 1:12:43 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 18 replies
    Daily Telegraph (Sydney) ^ | 2nd October 2015
    A LONE gunman has shot dead a police IT expert outside police HQ in Charles Street, Parramatta, before being gunned down by police. The shooter, believed to be of Middle Easter appearance, launched an attack from the street, peppering the front of the building. He shot a police IT worker before being gunned by special constables who guard the entrance. The Daily Telegraph understands a number of shots were fired in the attack in the street close to a childcare centre used by police force families. There is no confirmation it was a terrorist attack. Police had warning of the...
  • Taliban says shot down crashed US C-130 plane in Afghanistan

    10/01/2015 9:42:44 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 33 replies
    MSN ^ | 10-2-2015 | AFP
    The Taliban Friday claimed to have shot down a C-130 military transport plane in eastern Afghanistan, with NATO confirming that 11 people including six US soldiers were killed in the crash. NATO did not confirm the cause of the crash but it comes as Afghan forces -- backed by NATO special forces and US air support -- pushed into the centre of the northern city of Kunduz which was captured by the Taliban on Monday. "Our mujahideen have shot down a four-engine US aircraft in Jalalabad," Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said on Twitter. "Based on credible information 15 invading forces...
  • 6 US servicemembers among 11 dead in C-130 crash in Afghanistan

    10/01/2015 8:19:27 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 16 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Oct 2, 2015 | Tara Copp
    Six U.S. servicemembers and five contractors were killed in a C-130 crash at Jalalabad Airport in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said late Thursday. The crash, which occurred just after midnight Friday Afghanistan time, involved a C-130J assigned to the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, which is part of the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing. A U.S. official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to discuss the incident publicly, said told the Associated Press that there was no indication of hostile fire. All aboard were assigned to Operation Resolute Support, which is the NATO-led mission to provide training...
  • Text, video of Israel PM Netanyahu Speech At UN

    10/01/2015 6:19:57 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 5 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | October 1, 2015 | Joel Leyden
    Edited by Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyNew York — October 1, 2015 … Following is Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to the United Nations General Assembly: “Ladies and Gentlemen, I bring you greetings from Jerusalem. The city in which the Jewish People’s hopes and prayers for peace for all of humanity have echoed throughout the ages. Thirty-one years ago, as Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, I stood at this podium for the first time. I spoke that day against a resolution sponsored by Iran to expel Israel from the United Nations. Then as now, the UN was obsessively...
  • At Presser About Oregon Shooting, Obama Says Gun Violence 'Is Something We Should Politicize'

    10/01/2015 5:36:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 71 replies ^ | October 1, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    Around 6:20 p.m., President Obama gave remarks to the press on today’s horrific shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. He said there are more American families “whose lives have been changed forever,” and another community stunned with grief. He then went on to say that he’s been to Roseburg, where there are “really good people there.” He went on to thank the first responders, and that in the coming days, we’ll learn about the victims and their dreams they had for their respective futures. A visibly angry and frustrated president declared, “our thoughts and prayers are not enough....
  • Oregon Gunman Singled Out Christians During Rampage

    10/01/2015 4:24:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 173 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 1, 2015 | Chris Perez
    The gunman who opened fire at an Oregon community college was forcing people to stand up and state their religion before he began blasting away at them, survivors said Thursday. A woman who claimed to have a grandmother inside the Writing 115 class in Snyder Hall, where the massacre unfolded, described the scene in a tweet. “The shooter was lining people up and asking if they were Christian,” she wrote. “If they said yes, then they were shot in the head. If they said no, or didn’t answer, they were shot in the legs. My grandma just got to my...
  • Ted Cruz on Mark Levin Show now - Export Import Bank is back

    10/01/2015 5:30:39 PM PDT · by Isara · 28 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | October 1, 2015
    He'll be back after the ads.
  • In wake of Oregon Religious Shooting, Obama IMMEDIATELY goes after GUN RIGHTS

    10/01/2015 4:42:38 PM PDT · by xzins · 125 replies
    Pamela ^ | October 1, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    Obama exploited the horror and bloodshed in Oregon to warn of executive action on the second amendment. Imagine making his bones on the bones of dead students. He is loathsome. He shrugged off the motive implying it was irrelevant. Does he really believe that? It’s not the gun, it’s the finger pulling the trigger. Obama’s refusal to recognize the jihad threat has made Americans unsafe. The mass murderer in Rosewater, Oregon asked the students what their religion was before he started killing them. Obama never mentioned that. He demanded news organizations compare gun deaths to terror attacks. But he made...
  • South Carolina Poll 9/30 : Trump 29 Carson 16 FioRINO 11 Cruz 8 Bush 6

    10/01/2015 2:45:57 PM PDT · by I Hired Craig Livingstone · 61 replies
    Gravis ^ | 9/30/2015 | Gravis
    Trump 29 Carson 16 Fiorino Cruz 8 Rubio 8 Bush 6 Kasich 4

    10/01/2015 1:46:14 PM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 1, 2015 | Julia Hahn
    The United States is being deluged with illegal immigrants, spurred on by the hope of amnesty. In response, conservative lawmakers have introduced a wide array of legislative proposals to clamp down on illegal immigration. Breitbart News can now exclusively report that, despite Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)80% ’s campaign rhetoric, the presidential hopeful hasn’t cosponsored a single one of these immigration enforcement proposals, nor introduced any of his own in the two years since he was the very public face of the Gang of Eight in the Senate.
  • Last gun store in San Francisco closing over proposed law

    10/01/2015 12:32:14 PM PDT · by NRx · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | 10-01-2015 | CBS News
    A showdown in San Francisco between lawmakers concerned with public safety and the city's last remaining gun store has reached the endgame. Under siege from an increasing amount of regulation from City Hall, "High Bridge Arms" is closing, reports CBS News correspondent John Blackstone. Steven Alcairo, general manager of the modest storefront in San Francisco's Mission District, says his business is being pushed out by a proposed city law that would require the store to videotape every gun sale, then turn in the footage to the police department. Gun buyers already have to fill out a detailed form, go through...
  • Iraq PM open to Russian airstrikes on Islamic State militants

    10/01/2015 12:06:08 PM PDT · by Mariner · 12 replies
    france24 ^ | October 1st, 2015 | Unattributed
    Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told FRANCE24 in an exclusive interview on Thursday that he is open to allowing Russia to carry out air strikes against Islamic State group militants in Iraq. "Not yet. It is a possibility. If we get the offer, we will consider it," Abadi told FRANCE24. "It is in our interest to share information with Russia. Russia has a lot of information. The more information we gather the more I can protect the Iraqi people," Abadi added. On Wednesday, Russian warplanes began air strikes in neighbouring Syria, saying it would hit the Islamic State group "and...
  • Chilling: Netanyahu Glares at UN Delegates for 45 Seconds for Their 'Deafening Silence' on Iran Deal

    10/01/2015 11:03:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies ^ | October 1, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    At the United Nations General Assembly Thursday in New York City, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu renewed his warning about Iran’s path to a nuclear bomb. Considering the recent passage of the nuclear agreement with Iran, the prime minister’s comments were especially powerful. “Iran is setting up dozens of terror cells,” Netanyahu said. “Imagine what they will do after the sanctions are lifted.” “Unmuzzled,” Iran will “go on the prowl, devouring more and more prey,” he said. In the wake of the nuclear deal, Netanyahu remarked, Iran is spending billions on weapons and satellites. “Do you think Iran is doing that...
  • Thursday's Polls: Trump ahead in Texas, Florida, Wisconsin...

    10/01/2015 9:52:32 AM PDT · by I Hired Craig Livingstone · 102 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 10/1/2015 | Real Clear Politics
    Florida Republican Presidential Primary FL Chamber Trump 25, Bush 13, Carson 9, Rubio 14, Fiorina 11, Cruz 6, Kasich 4, Huckabee 2, Christie 3, Walker 2, Paul 2, Jindal 0, Santorum 0, Graham 0 Trump +11 Wisconsin Republican Presidential Primary Marquette Trump 20, Carson 16, Rubio 14, Fiorina 11, Bush 7, Cruz 5, Paul 5, Kasich 3, Huckabee 3, Christie 3, Jindal 1, Santorum 1, Graham 0, Walker, Perry Trump +4 Texas Republican Presidential Primary Texas Lyceum Trump 21, Cruz 16, Carson 12, Bush 10, Fiorina 6, Rubio 3, Huckabee 2, Kasich 1, Paul 1, Jindal 1, Santorum 1, Perry...
  • “Come and Take It” Banned from the Airwaves [2 VIDEOS]

    10/01/2015 10:04:15 AM PDT · by · 23 replies ^ | October 1, 2015 | Bethany Blankley
    A slightly more than one minute long commercial citing Texas history has been banned from the airwaves. “Come and Take It” by Steve Vaus and, points to a time in history when people living in the town of Gonzales Texas refused to be disarmed. In 1835 the president of Mexico, Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, appointed himself dictator and ordered the Mexican military to disarm Texans whenever possible. Included in his disarmament attempt was the recall of a cannon the Mexican government had given a few years before to the town of Gonzales. In response, Joseph Clements, a Gonzales...
  • Oregon bakery refuses to pay damages to lesbian couple denied service

    10/01/2015 8:23:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies ^ | 10/01/2015 | By Cliff Pinckard, Northeast Ohio Media Group
    The owners of an Oregon bakery are refusing to pay state-ordered damages to a lesbian couple after a dispute over a same-sex wedding cake, reports say. Aaron and Melissa Klein, who own Sweet Cakes by Melissa, were ordered by the Bureau of Labor and Industries to pay $135,000 to Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer, reports The Kleins have filed an appeal of the ruling, claiming financial hardship even though crowdfunding efforts have raised more than $500,000 for the couple, according to Herb Grey, a lawyer representing the Kleins, tells Reuters the couple has raised far less than $500,000, but...
  • Donald Trump Would Send Syrian Refugees Back, Jeb Bush Hits Back

    10/01/2015 6:30:30 AM PDT · by McGruff · 78 replies
    On the first campaign stop since announcing his tax plan, GOP front-runner Donald Trump came out swinging Wednesday night to a crowd of over 3,500 in Keene, N.H. Changing his tune on Syrian refugees, after once saying he would grant them asylum because it was the "humane" thing to do, Trump now says he would kick them out. "I'm putting the people on notice that are coming here from Syria as part of this mass migration, that if I win, if I win, they're going back."
  • Exclusive: Assad allies, including Iranians, prepare ground attack in Syria - sources

    10/01/2015 6:00:26 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10-1-2015 | Laila Bassam
    Hundreds of Iranian troops have arrived in Syria in the last 10 days and will soon join government forces and their Lebanese Hezbollah allies in a major ground offensive backed by Russian air strikes, two Lebanese sources told Reuters. "The (Russian) air strikes will in the near future be accompanied by ground advances by the Syrian army and its allies," said one of the sources familiar with political and military developments in the conflict. "It is possible that the coming land operations will be focused in the Idlib and Hama countryside," the source added. The two sources said the operation...
  • VIDEO: Donald Trump Fiery Speech in Keene, NH

    09/30/2015 5:13:31 PM PDT · by JoeSeales · 83 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 9-30-15 | Donald Trump
  • Bush tells Trump to put on his 'big boy pants' (Supports Entry of Syrian "Refugees"/ISIS)

    09/30/2015 6:12:40 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 198 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | September 30, 2015 | Eric Bradner and Ashley Killough
    Bedford, New Hampshire (CNN)Jeb Bush and Donald Trump clashed over how to handle the Syrian refugee crisis -- and just about everything else, including whether Bush is really friends with Marco Rubio -- during dueling Wednesday night town hall events in New Hampshire. By the end of the night, Bush had even told Trump to put on his "big boy pants." In their most substantive policy dispute, the two disagreed sharply over whether refugees who fled the Middle East amid ISIS' rise should be allowed in the United States. "I think we're duty-bound to provide support," Bush said in Bedford.
  • Teamsters Delay Endorsing Hillary, Eye Trump

    09/30/2015 5:51:24 PM PDT · by markomalley · 47 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/30/15 | Connor D. Wolf
    With the announcement Wednesday that the Teamsters union will delay endorsing anyone for president, rumors are now circulating the union is looking at Republican Donald Trump.The news of a delay comes as a particularly harsh blow to Hillary Clinton. As the Democratic frontrunner, she is the most likely to pick up support from the labor movement. With her hesitance to take a firm stance against President Barack Obama on trade and her more recent opposition to the Keystone Pipeline, she has found herself at odds with unions. According to Fox News correspondent James Rosen, leadership within the Teamsters wants to...
  • Donald Trump Don Lemon Interview FULL Donald Trump CNN Interview 9-30-15

    09/30/2015 10:01:39 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 27 replies
    Youtube ^ | September 30, 2015
    Trump answers questions about Russia, ISIS, Syria, and Iran. Don Lemon asks Trump if he's a homophobe and a racist. Tells Lemon that the Syrian refugees that he hears the Obama administration will accept up to 200,000 people that they are going back to Syria, and they could be possibly infiltrated by ISIS. Much more...
  • Valerie Jarrett Throws Hillary Under the Bus on Email Scandal

    09/30/2015 10:42:56 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 72 replies
    Obama White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett threw Hillary Clinton under the bus Wednesday at the Washington Ideas Forum, where she told interviewer Andrea Mitchell that the White House gave Clinton guidance forbidding her from using private email. “Yes, there were. Yeah, absolutely,” Jarrett said when asked if the White House sent guidance to Cabinet secretaries about not using private email. “Obviously we want to make sure that we preserve all government records, and so there was guidance given that government business should be done on government emails and that if you did use a private email that it should...
  • ISIS Smuggler: 'We Will Use Refugee Crisis to Infiltrate West'

    09/30/2015 8:49:13 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 43 replies ^ | 09/04/2015
    Author Robert Spencer wrote Sept. 4 in Front Page Magazine, “This is no longer just a ‘refugee crisis.’ This is a hijrah.” Hijrah is the Islamic doctrine of migration, which is a form of stealth jihad. “To emigrate in the cause of Allah – that is, to move to a new land in order to bring Islam there, is considered in Islam to be a highly meritorious act,” Spencer wrote. He cited the following Quranic text: “And whoever emigrates for the cause of Allah will find on the earth many locations and abundance,” says the Quran. “And whoever leaves his...
  • Russian strikes again expose US disarray

    09/30/2015 9:21:00 PM PDT · by Mariner · 23 replies
    AFP ^ | September 30th, 2015 | By Dave Clark
    ew York (AFP) - Russia's dramatic entry Wednesday into the Syrian war put the United States on the back foot once again and left Washington struggling to regain the military and diplomatic initiative. As US Secretary of State John Kerry was in New York trying to coordinate with his Kremlin opposite number Sergei Lavrov, a Russian officer contacted the US embassy in Baghdad. His message was simple: Russian jets are about to launch air strikes in Syria, please stay out of their way. Kerry quickly protested to Lavrov that this was not in the spirit of Moscow's promise to agree...
  • Carson raises $20M for '16 bid in past 3 months

    09/30/2015 7:04:45 PM PDT · by Mariner · 23 replies
    AP ^ | September 30th, 2015 | By STEVE PEOPLES and HOLLY RAMER
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Political newcomer Ben Carson raised more than $20 million in the past three months to fuel his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, his campaign said Wednesday, a haul of campaign cash that shatters records and sets a new bar for his GOP rivals. As other campaigns scrambled to bring in final donations before the end of the fundraising period at midnight, Carson's senior team celebrated its massive haul at its suburban Washington campaign headquarters. Two dozen staffers shared a red, white and blue chocolate cake topped with frosted numbers "$31,000,000" — the total amount the...
  • Trump says he'd send back Syrians taken in by US

    09/30/2015 6:39:15 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 22 replies
    Brandenton Herald ^ | September 30, 2015 | JILL COLVIN
    KEEENE, N.H. — Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Wednesday that he would send back Syrian refugees taken in by the U.S. if he's elected president. "I'm putting the people on notice that are coming from here from Syria as part of this migration," Trump said during a rally in Keene, New Hampshire. "If I win, they're going back." ... "They could be ISIS," said Trump, who questioned why Syrians were fleeing their country instead of staying and fighting. ... Secretary of State John Kerry announced earlier this month that the U.S. would significantly increase the number of migrants it...
  • Taliban Seizes Kunduz Fortress Despite NATO Intervention

    09/30/2015 4:55:04 PM PDT · by amorphous · 10 replies ^ | 30 Sep 2015 | Kelly Sloan
    The Taliban have seized the Bala Hisar fortress in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz. The fighters achieved the victory, despite NATO airstrikes and government efforts. More than 40 people died and 330 were injured in the fighting, including civilians. Many others have fled from the provincial capital. This is the biggest coup for the Taliban since 2001, led by the group’s new leader Mullah Mansour. They have emptied safe deposit boxes at banks, seized weapons and vehicles, and released prisoners. It was also a public relations victory. Kunduz is one of Afghanistan’s richest cities. It is also a key...