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  • SCOTLAND SAYS NO! But clear poll result triggers a constitutional earthquake

    09/19/2014 1:13:03 AM PDT · by Fenhalls555 · 58 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 19 September 2014 | Matt Chorley
    Alex Salmond today admitted defeat in his battle for Scottish independence, as almost two million people voted to remain in the United Kingdom. On the worst day of his political life, the First Minister tried to put a brave face on the electorate’s crushing verdict, claiming that it showed only that a majority had decided ‘at this stage’ not to become an independent country. But with all councils declared, No had secured 55 per cent of the vote, a 10-point lead which will trigger speculation about whether Mr Salmond can survive as leader of the Scottish Nationalists. The Queen has...
  • Homegrown jihadist shoots N.J. teen 8 times, calling it a ‘just kill’: report #BrendanTevlin

    09/18/2014 7:10:56 PM PDT · by Diago · 84 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9-18-14 | Jessica Chasmar
    A brutally murdered 19-year-old New Jersey man was allegedly targeted by a self-proclaimed homegrown jihadist who called it a “just kill,” Fox News has revealed. Brendan Tevlin, of Livingston, was stopped at a red light driving home from a friend’s house on June 25 when Ali Muhammad Brown allegedly walked up his car and fired ten rounds, striking him eight times. Mr. Brown then drove the car, with Tevlin’s lifeless body still in it, to a parking lot in West Orange and left him there, Fox News reported. Police initially announced the arrest of three suspects in Tevlin’s murder, calling...
  • Venezuela's Maduro Deems Outbreak of Deadly Disease 'Terrorism'

    09/18/2014 6:42:07 PM PDT · by bd476 · 40 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Sept. 18, 2014 9:09 p.m. ET | By JUAN FORERO
    CARACAS, Venezuela—President Nicolás Maduro said he ordered the prosecution of doctors who had alerted the public to the recent deaths of nine people in a public hospital from an unidentified but possibly infectious disease. "They wanted to impose a scheme of alarm, of psychological terrorism," Mr. Maduro said Wednesday in a speech broadcast on TV. "There is no other name for this, it's terrorism." He said he had spoken with Attorney General Luisa Ortega "so that our organs of justice work with severity, with all the firmness and severity that the law permits. You have to punish these people." Mr....
  • Dems block Cruz bill to strip U.S. citizenship from Islamic State defectors

    09/18/2014 5:08:33 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 18 Sep 2014 | David Sherfinski
    Sen. Ted Cruz tried to get the Senate to consider a measure Thursday providing that any American who joins the fight with terrorist groups such as the Islamic State would immediately renounce their U.S. citizenship, but a Democratic senator objected, saying more time is necessary to weigh the significant constitutional issues it raises. Ahead of the Senate’s scheduled consideration Thursday afternoon of a proposal to arm and train Syrian rebels, part of President Obama’s strategy to combat the terrorist group, the Texas Republican asked for unanimous consent to pass the Expatriate Terrorist Act he introduced earlier this month. The measure...
  • Immigration Agents: ISIS May Exploit America's Weakened Immigration System to Attack U.S.

    09/18/2014 2:23:38 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 25 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/18/17
    Kenneth Palinkas, the head of the union that represents more 12,000 officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) bureau, says that terrorists from ISIS and other extremists are likely to try to exploit the immigration system that President Barack Obama has systematically weakened for over the past several years.
  • Moscow troops could be in five NATO capitals in two days, boasts Putin

    09/18/2014 2:05:29 PM PDT · by Mariner · 98 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | September 18th, 2014 | By Will Stewart for MailOnline
    Shockwaves reverberated through Eastern Europe tonight after Vladimir Putin boasted he could invade five NATO capitals inside two days. This came amid new reports that almost 4,000 Russia troops are massing in Crimea close to Ukraine's mainland. 'If I wanted, Russian troops could not only be in Kiev in two days, but in Riga, Vilnius, Tallinn, Warsaw or Bucharest, too,' Putin was quoted as threatening, according to Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko. All are former USSR or Soviet-bloc cities and apart from Ukraine their countries are now NATO and EU members.
  • UPDATE: Chief of Staff for Congressman Vance McAllister Arrested for DWI

    09/18/2014 2:05:26 PM PDT · by abb · 43 replies
    KTVE-TV10 - Monroe, LA ^ | September 18, 2014 | Staff
    UPDATE: Statement from Congressman McAllister in regards to Adam Terry’s DWI arrest: “I’m disappointed in Adam. I do not condone his behavior, but I know he’s a good person and he’s worked hard for the people of Louisiana. Right now, he is at home with his family in the district and we want to make sure he gets the help he needs.” UPDATE: According to the arrest affidavit, Trooper Nicholas Gee said he smelled a 'very strong' odor commonly associated with an alcoholic beverage emitting from Terry. According to the affidavit, Terry told Trooper Gee he had not been drinking,...
  • FairTax® and unFair Movie Update

    09/10/2014 6:56:04 PM PDT · by Taxman · 59 replies
    Tennessee Valley Republican Club ^ | 11 June 2014 | Written by Ralph Weber
    A team of acclaimed filmmakers is spearheading “Unfair”, a ninety minute documentary motion picture intended for all audiences. It will be the first major theatrical documentary to shed light on the certain damage the Income Tax and the IRS have wrought on our liberties, our businesses, our families, and our religious, charitable and civic organizations, while empowering a political agenda contrary to America’s heritage. This film will be promoted to mainstream audiences based on its factual and dramatic content. In addition, the Picture will be marketed heavily to interested grassroots audiences that identify themselves strongly with any and all of...
  • Iraq Premier Nixes US Ground Troops

    09/18/2014 10:33:16 AM PDT · by gandalftb · 24 replies
    AP ^ | 9/18/14 | VIVIAN SALAMA and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA
    Iraq's new prime minister ruled out stationing U.S. ground troops in his country. "Not only is it not necessary," he said, "We don't want them. We won't allow them. Full stop." Instead, al-Abadi urged the international community to expand its campaign against the extremists in neighboring Syria. "The only contribution the American forces or the international coalition are going to help us with is from the sky," al-Abadi said. Al-Abadi, however, said that Iraq doesn't have the luxury of refusing cooperation with (Syria) Damascus, and instead pushed for some sort of coordination. "We cannot afford to fight our neighbor, even...
  • Boehner and Pelosi Unite to Pass Bill Funding Planned Parenthood, Obamacare, Syrian Revolutionaries

    09/18/2014 9:11:10 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 46 replies
    CNS News ^ | Sept. 17, 2014 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) joined forces early Wednesday evening as the House passed a continuing resolution that will fund the government after the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30, and that will permit funding for Planned Parenthood (the nation's largest abortion provider), the entirety of Obamacare, and an amendment requested by President Barack Obama "to train and equip appropriately vetted elements of the Syrian opposition." The bill passed 319 to 108 with four members not voting. But there were not enough Republican members to pass the bill without significant support...
  • Ninth Circuit Affirms That It’s Illegal To Wear American Flag Shirts On Cinco De Mayo

    09/18/2014 7:55:38 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 101 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 18 Sep 2014 | Eric Owens
    It’s official: the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has issued an order declining a request for an en banc hearing in a case involving four students in at a California high school who were sent home for wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo. The full slate of Ninth Circuit judges has thus agreed with a lower district court and with a trio of appellate judges that officials at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Calif. could censor students who wanted to wear flag-emblazoned shirts. The federal appeals court issued its denial of an en banc hearing...
  • Australian cops thwart ISIS beheading plot

    09/18/2014 4:56:20 AM PDT · by Truth29 · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 18, 2014 | Associated Press
    SYDNEY — Police said they thwarted a plot to carry out beheadings in Australia by supporters of the radical Islamic State group by detaining 15 people and raiding more than a dozen properties across Sydney on Thursday. The raids involving 800 federal and state police officers — the largest in the country’s history — came in response to intelligence that an Islamic State group leader in the Middle East was calling on Australian supporters to kill, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said.
  • $30 Million Bounty Offered for MH17 Attackers as Ukraine Turmoil Continues

    09/18/2014 12:07:32 AM PDT · by free_life · 28 replies
    Vicenews ^ | Sept 17, 2014 | Olivia Crellin
    A German company is offering a $30 million bounty for the identities of the individuals responsible for downing Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine this summer. Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine are suspected of firing surface-to-air missiles at the civilian aircraft, which crashed July 17 while flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, killing all 298 people on board. A preliminary report carried out by Dutch investigators said that the crash was the result of structural damage caused by a large number of high-energy objects that struck the Boeing plane from the outside. Wifka, an independent German fraud investigation company, said...
  • African ship carrying sick crewmen to dock in New Orleans

    09/17/2014 3:36:21 PM PDT · by Heartlander2 · 129 replies
    WGNO (New Orleans) ^ | 9/17/2014 | TANYA SINKOVITS
    NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) - A ship with three sick crewmen is scheduled to dock in New Orleans, the Center for Disease Control confirms. CDC officials said they received word earlier today that a ship which had traveled near where the Ebola outbreak is will dock at the New Orleans port. A CDC staff member, emergency workers and members of the U.S. Coast Guard will board the boat and transport one ill crewman to a local hospital for evaluation. No word on which hospital the crewman will be transported to. The CDC said they are taking extra precaution because of the...
  • Suffolk University Poll of CO Senate Race: Gardner (R) 43% Udall (D) 42%

    09/17/2014 1:13:58 PM PDT · by Galactic Overlord-In-Chief · 17 replies
    Suffolk University ^ | September 17, 2014
    Democratic incumbent Mark Udall and Republican challenger Cory Gardner are locked in a statistical dead heat in the Colorado race for U.S. Senate, according to the latest Suffolk University/USA TODAY poll. The poll of likely voters in the general election shows Gardner backed by 43 percent and Udall by 42 percent, a difference that is well within the poll’s 4.4 percent margin of error. Another 10 percent of likely voters remain undecided, and four independent and third-party candidates were in low single digits. The Colorado race for governor also is neck-and-neck, with 43 percent of respondents supporting Democratic incumbent John...
  • Fed signals plan to keep key rate at record low

    09/17/2014 11:19:44 AM PDT · by John W · 17 replies
    AP via Yahoo news ^ | September 17, 2014 | Martin Crutsinger
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low for a considerable period because a broad range of U.S. economic measures remain subpar. The Fed said it planned to keep its benchmark rate near zero as long as inflation remains under control, until it sees consistent gains in wage growth, long-term unemployment and other gauges of the job market. The central bank retained language signaling its plans to keep short-term rates low "for a considerable time" after it ends its monthly bond purchases after its next meeting in...
  • 211 College Campuses Rally for Constitution Week

    09/17/2014 7:08:34 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 16, 2014 | Elliot Engstrom
    WASHINGTON, DC — All this week, September 15-19, 211 Young Americans for Liberty campus chapters will rally thousands of students across the country for “Constitution Week” — in celebration of Constitution Day, September 17.YAL chapters will erect large displays in high-traffic areas on campuses and engage students with “Free Speech Walls,” giant Constitutions, and NSA petition drives. They will distribute tens of thousands of pocket Constitutions, personalized flyers, and sign-up sheets to teach more students about our founding principles and bring more students into the liberty movement. A small sampling of these high profile events expected from YAL chapters this...
  • Gaffe-Prone Vice President Steps in it Again

    09/17/2014 8:51:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com | September 17, 2014 | Daniel Doherty
    The politically incorrect and offensive word the vice president used this time was “Shylocks.” During a recent speech, he was trying to describe the dishonest and greedy bankers his son warned him about, while deployed in Iraq, who knowingly took advantage of American soldiers. It’s unclear whether he was reading from prepared remarks, or speaking off-the-cuff, but the characterization has at least one Jewish group wondering what in the world he was thinking (via Yahoo News’ Olivier Knox and Hot Air’s Ed Morrissey): Biden - Shylock comment to Legal Services Corp “Shylock represents the medieval stereotype about Jews and...
  • Quinnipiac poll shocker: John Hickenlooper down 10

    09/17/2014 8:16:58 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 17 Sep 2014 | JAMES HOHMANN
    Another surprising Quinnipiac poll out this morning puts Republican Bob Beauprez up 10 points over Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper among likely voters, 50 percent to 40 percent. The Democratic incumbent is badly underwater in the Q poll, viewed unfavorably by 51 percent and favorably by 43 percent. Beauprez, a former congressman, is viewed positively by 49 percent and negatively by 31 percent. Beauprez leads by 13 among independents, 50-37. And he’s neck-and-neck with Hickenlooper among women, edging him out 47-46, while carrying men by 20 points, 54-34. No one in the game really believes that Beauprez is ahead by double...
  • Republican Up 6 Points In Iowa Senate Race, Quinnipiac University

    09/17/2014 5:15:33 AM PDT · by sunmars · 16 replies
    Neutralizing the traditional Democratic lead among women voters, Republican State Sen. Joni Ernst leads U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley, the Democrat, 50 - 44 percent among likely voters in the race to replace U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin in Iowa, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Ernst leads among men 56 - 39 percent, while Braley leads among women by a smaller 50 - 44 percent margin, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. This survey of likely voters can not be compared with earlier surveys of registered voters. The Republican also leads 50 - 43 percent among a key...
  • Colorado's Gov Hickenlooper Down 10 Points In Gov Race.

    09/17/2014 5:08:34 AM PDT · by sunmars · 59 replies
    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper ties former U. S. Rep. Bob Beauprez, the Republican challenger, among women and trails among all likely voters 50 – 40 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Libertarian candidate Matthew Hess and Green Party candidate Harry Hempy each have 3 percent. Women likely voters are divided, with 46 percent for Gov. Hickenlooper and 47 percent for Beauprez, while men back the Republican 54 – 34 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. This survey of likely voters can not be compared with earlier surveys of registered voters. Beauprez leads 89 – 5...
  • New 'Novorossiya' General Korsun Vows to Install Harsh Soviet-like System

    09/16/2014 5:37:53 PM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 32 replies
    The Interpreter ^ | 9/16/2014
    New 'Novorossiya' General Korsun Vows to Install Harsh Soviet-like System 23:31 (GMT) snip.. The new "United Army of Novorossiya" Gen. Korsun recently gave an interview to a local news site, news-portal.dn.ua from which we get a definite impression of a determined hardliner. snip Asked to be more specific on plans for the industrial rebirth of the Donbass, the general said exports would go to Russia. He said Novorossiya would be run as a socialist system. "Despite Western propaganda, there is nothing bad in socialism. Moreover, the most advertised Western countries are proud precisely of their social orientation. Sweden, Switzerland, and...
  • The War on Poverty After 50 Years (has cost tax payers to date $22 Trillion)

    09/16/2014 5:25:39 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 46 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | September 15 ,2014 | Robert Rector and Rachel Sheffield
    This week, the U.S. Census Bureau is scheduled to release its annual poverty report. The report will be notable because this year marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty. In his January 1964 State of the Union address, Johnson proclaimed, “This administration today, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America.”[1] Since that time, U.S. taxpayers have spent over $22 trillion on anti-poverty programs (in constant 2012 dollars). Adjusted for inflation, this spending (which does not include Social Security or Medicare) is three times the cost of all military wars in...
  • Building Legacy Obama Reshapes Appellate Bench

    09/16/2014 4:19:13 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | 9/16/2014 | Jeremy Peter
    WASHINGTON — Democrats have reversed the partisan imbalance on the federal appeals courts that long favored conservatives, a little-noticed shift with far-reaching consequences for the law and President Obama’s legacy. For the first time in more than a decade, judges appointed by Democratic presidents considerably outnumber judges appointed by Republican presidents. The Democrats’ advantage has only grown since late last year when they stripped Republicans of their ability to filibuster the president’s nominees. Democratic appointees who hear cases full time now hold a majority of seats on nine of the 13 United States Courts of Appeals. When Mr. Obama took...
  • Holder presses delay on Fast and Furious documents

    09/16/2014 4:17:32 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | 16 Sep 2014 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    Attorney General Eric Holder is again asking a federal court to delay the transfer of disputed documents relating to Operation Fast and Furious to a House committee. In a new court filing Monday night, Justice Department lawyers asked U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson not to require Holder to turn over any of the roughly 64,000 pages of documents to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee until after her rulings can be appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. "The Department respectfully submits that it would be preferable for the parties, this Court, and...
  • Sen. Levin: No, Gen. Dempsey Didn’t Open Door to Ground Forces

    09/16/2014 11:23:00 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 13 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 16 Sep 2014 | Evan McMurry
    Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) thinks folks were hearing things during General Martin Dempsey’s testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee this morning. When asked if he thought Dempsey’s comments, that a limited American troop presence could be required in certain circumstances in the fight against ISIS, meant the general was opening the door to ground troops, Levin looked at reporters as if they were a dog that had just been shown a card trick. “No,” Levin said. “He said they’re not needed.” Levin was pressed on Dempsey’s comments, in which the general said that a specific mission, such as the...
  • Dempsey: If Coalition Fails, We'll Need U.S. Boots on Ground Against ISIS

    09/16/2014 9:26:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 90 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 16, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Testifying on Capitol Hill Tuesday in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey said that although "we're not there yet," the United States may eventually need to deploy U.S. ground troops to fight ISIS if a coalition and airstrikes fail to get the job done against the terror army. “My view at this point is that this coalition is the appropriate way forward. I believe that will prove true but if it fails to be true and if there are threats to the United States then I of course would...
  • ISIS shoots down Syrian regime fighter jet

    09/16/2014 8:29:00 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 67 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Tuesday, 16 September 2014 | Staff Writer, Al Arabiya News
    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) shot down a Syrian regime fighter jet conducting airstrikes on the group’s stronghold of Raqqa on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported. The Britain-based monitor said: “It is the first aircraft shot down since the regime launched air strikes against the jihadists in July following their declaration of a caliphate in late June.” Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP that the plane was carrying out strikes on the ISIS stronghold of Raqa when it was hit. It crashed into a house in the Euphrates Valley city, the sole provincial...
  • Businesses report cutting jobs due to ObamaCare

    09/16/2014 8:32:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | September 16, 2014 | Jim Angle
    Businesses are cutting jobs due to ObamaCare, according to surveys by several regional Federal Reserve Banks. Health economist John Goodman noted that "three Federal Reserve Banks in Philadelphia, New York and Atlanta have surveyed the folks in their area and roughly one fifth of the employers are saying they cut back on employment. “Roughly one fifth are saying they're moving from full time to part time,” Goodman added. “More than one in ten are saying they're doing more outsourcing - all this because of the new health care reform."
  • US in first air strike near Baghdad on IS: officials

    09/15/2014 5:24:38 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 29 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 15 Sep 2014
    Washington (AFP) - The United States bombed the Islamic State near Baghdad, the first time the US has targeted the militants close to the Iraqi capital, US officials said Monday. A US defense official told AFP on condition of anonymity that American warplanes carried out one air strike near Baghdad and another near Mount Sinjar, in the north of Iraq, in the past 24 hours. The United States last month began a campaign of air strikes against IS positions in northern Iraq, but Monday's announcement that US warplanes had targeted the militants near Baghdad marks an escalation in the scope...
  • Benghazi documents scrubbed to protect Hillary: former official

    09/15/2014 5:08:20 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | 15 Sep 2014 | Marisa Schultz
    <p>WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton’s minions launched a weekend operation in the basement of the State Department to scrub damning documents related to the Benghazi attacks that killed a US Ambassador, a top former official has charged.</p> <p>Then-Deputy Assistant Secretary Raymond Maxwell said he walked in uninvited to the Sunday afternoon scene a month after the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist strike to find several boxes of papers — and immediately asked an office director what was happening.</p>
  • Pelosi is furious: ‘We never treated President Bush the way they treat President Obama’

    09/15/2014 4:24:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 121 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 15, 2014 | David Sherfinsk
    <p>House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said comparing Republican treatment of President Obama to how Democrats handled President George W. Bush is a false equivalence and that Democrats don’t bear culpability for the comparatively fewer number of bills being passed by Congress and signed into law.</p>
  • White House claims Arab nations offer to join airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq, Syria

    09/15/2014 1:52:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | September 15, 2014
    join airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq, Syria Published September 15, 2014 FoxNews.com 542 Never autoplay videos White House officials have claimed that Arab nations have offered to join the U.S. in airstrikes against the Islamic State militant group in Iraq and Syria, though no countries were specifically named. The New York Times reported that Secretary of State John Kerry had declined to say which states had offered to contribute air power, with White House officials saying that any announcement of specifics could wait until later this week. Kerry is scheduled to testify before congressional committees Wednesday and Thursday.
  • While World Watches ISIS, Boko Haram Declares Its Own Caliphate In Nigeria

    09/15/2014 9:22:24 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 57 replies
    NBC News ^ | 9/15/2014 | Robert Windrem
    the leader of the Nigerian terror group Boko Haram has established the world's second Islamic "caliphate" this summer and is seeking to cement his bloody rule on a territory that is now roughly the size of west Virginia. While much of the world has been focused on the brutal reign of ISIS in Iraq and Syria, the forces of Boko haram have been racking up victories in northern Nigeria and have been violently imposing an equally harsh version of Islamic law on approximately 3 million civilians - including beheadings, forced marriages and the forced induction of children into its military...
  • CNN Poll in New Hampshire: Jeanne Shaheen 48%, Scott Brown 48%

    09/15/2014 7:56:23 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 70 replies
    National Review ^ | 15 Sep 2014 | Jim Geraghty
    We’ve seen three public polls of New Hampshire’s Senate race since July. WMUR put incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen up by 2; YouGov put her up by 6. And now: BREAKING: New CNN-ORC poll in #NHSen race. @SenScottBrown: 48%, @SenatorShaheen: 48%, +/- 3.5%. 5:38 AM - 15 Sep 2014 Think about it, New Hampshire. You have the power in your hands… to make a Princeton professor eat a bug:
  • Iran won't team with U.S. against Islamic State

    09/15/2014 7:55:04 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 15, 2014 | By Anne Gearan
    PARIS –Iran has rejected a U.S. appeal to join a global fight against Islamic State militants, the country’s top religious and political figure said Monday, as Western and Arab diplomats gathered to frame strategies against the terror network that controls large areas of Iraq and Syria. Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said Iran refused the American request because of Washington’s “evil intentions,” the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency reported. Reuters quoted Khamenei as telling Iran’s state television that the American request was “hollow and self-serving,” echoing Iran’s claims that Western nations are seeking to expand their influence in the...
  • NY Democrats seek citizen rights for illegal immigrants

    09/15/2014 6:43:09 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/15/14 | Carl Campanile
    Illegal aliens in New York could score billions in Medicaid and college-tuition money — along with driver’s licenses, voting rights and even the ability to run for office — if Democrats win control of the state Senate in November, the Post has learned. A little-known bill, dubbed “New York is Home,” would offer the most sweeping amnesty available anywhere in the country to nearly 3 million noncitizens living in the Empire State.
  • Obama’s ship is sinking

    09/14/2014 5:04:38 AM PDT · by Liz · 115 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 9/14/14 | MICHAEL GOODWIN
    --snip-- Obama's disjointed ISIS speech was about saving his presidency. He is sinking fast... It may already be too late to save the SS Obama......teeming w/ second term disasters....the toxic brew of his Obamacare lies, middling economic growth and violent global breakdown.... ....the public has tuned him out...they no longer trust him and don’t think he’s a good leader.....a tsunami of recent polls amount to a vote of no confidence.....his plan to grant amnesty to millions of illegals was put on hold to try to protect Democratics from voter wrath in November. He has been wrong about virtually every major...
  • White House reportedly assures Hill lawmakers about executive action this year on immigration reform

    09/14/2014 11:50:17 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 26 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 9/14/14 | foxnews.com
    The White House this week assured anxious Hispanic lawmakers on Capitol Hill that President Obama will use executive action before the holiday season closes to reform U.S. immigration law, after breaking his pledge to make changes by the end of summer. The message was delivered in a meeting Thursday with White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and other administration officials, including domestic policy adviser Cecilia Munoz, a key player for Obama on the issue, according to Politico.
  • S. Korea spots signs of N. Korea's submarine rocket development (submarine's launch tube)

    09/13/2014 9:01:46 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 49 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | Sept. 14, 2014
    S. Korea spots signs of N. Korea's submarine rocket development SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's military confirmed Sunday it has detected signs of North Korea's development of a submarine-based ballistic missile launch system. In a report to an opposition lawmaker, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said there is an indication that the North is developing a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM). "There is no intelligence yet that North Korea has an SLBM in operation. But the possibility of a North Korean submarine equipped with an SLBM has been detected recently," the JCS said in the document submitted to...
  • AP Enterprise: al-Qaida's Syrian cell alarms US

    09/13/2014 3:56:31 PM PDT · by MikeJ · 14 replies
    AP ^ | Sep. 13, 2014 | KEN DILANIAN and EILEEN SULLIVAN
    While the Islamic State group is getting the most attention now, another band of extremists in Syria — a mix of hardened jihadis from Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria and Europe — poses a more direct and imminent threat to the United States, working with Yemeni bomb-makers to target U.S. aviation, American officials say. At the center is a cell known as the Khorasan group, a cadre of veteran al-Qaida fighters from Afghanistan and Pakistan who traveled to Syria to link up with the al-Qaida affiliate there, the Nusra Front.
  • Federal Appeals Court Permits Wisconsin Voter ID Law

    09/13/2014 5:12:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 12, 2014 | Monica Davey
    CHICAGO — A federal appeals court on Friday permitted Wisconsin to restore a requirement that voters provide photo identification before casting their ballots, allowing the long-debated state law to take effect in time for a hard-fought election on Nov. 4. The order, which came surprisingly swiftly, on the same day that lawyers made their arguments before a panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, was seen as a significant victory for advocates of such voting requirements. Opponents of the laws had viewed the Wisconsin case as opening a novel legal basis for their efforts in...
  • U.S. to train 5,000 Syrian rebels to fight militants

    09/13/2014 7:37:26 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 91 replies
    Wahington Times ^ | Saturday, September 13, 2014 | Maggie Ybarra
    <p>The Pentagon has announced that it expects to train 5,000 Syrian rebels per year as part of President Obama's new campaign to battle Islamic State militants.</p> <p>Details of the administration's $500 million plan to train and equip Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State began to surface Friday when Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby outlined the goals that U.S. military planners expected to achieve.</p>
  • Israel will fight IS, if group reaches Jordan, Israeli official says

    09/13/2014 2:13:26 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 30 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 09/13/2014 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    US airstrikes already making headway, says Israeli official. Israel may play a frontline role in the international coalition forming against Islamic State – the jihadi group sweeping through Iraq and Syria in its bid to reinstate a Middle East caliphate. As world powers unite around a US-led plan for military action to topple the militant group, Jerusalem is signaling that if Islamic State decides to spread out to Jordan – Israel will not hesitate to act. "We will use any means necessary," a senior Israeli official told local television station Channel 2. "Let me make this clear: If Islamic State...
  • Kerry 'taken aback' by James Foley's mother's reaction to handling of case

    09/12/2014 9:51:23 PM PDT · by plain talk · 82 replies
    The U.S. government Friday defended its handling of James Foley's case after the slain journalist's mother told CNN that officials suggested the family could be charged if they tried to raise money to free him. Saying everything possible had been done to bring the journalist home, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf told reporters officials worked very closely with Foley's family and with his employer, GlobalPost CEO Philip Balboni. "Any advice that this department or other departments give to the families about what they should do in these situations is based solely on what is best for returning their loved one...
  • Court OKs voter ID in Wisconsin

    09/12/2014 3:31:14 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 12 Sep 2014 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    The State of Wisconsin can enforce a new voter identification law in this November's election, a federal appeals court said Friday. After hearing arguments on the issue earlier in the day, a three-judge panel of the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals unanimously stayed a district court judge's order blocking enforcement of the new Wisconsin law or any similar measure imposing new voter identification requirements. "Having read the briefs and heard oral argument, this court now stays the injunction issued by the district court. The State of Wisconsin may, if it wishes (and if it is appropriate under rules of...
  • ISIS Fighters 'Three Times as Many' as CIA Feared; 10 Arab Countries Join US in Fight

    09/12/2014 10:20:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/12/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    There might be as many as 31,000 fighters in terror group ISIS' army, the CIA has said, which is three times more than it previously feared. Ten Arab countries have meanwhile said that they will be helping the U.S. in the war against ISIS. "This new total reflects an increase in members because of stronger recruitment since June following battlefield successes and the declaration of a caliphate, greater battlefield activity, and additional intelligence," CIA spokesman Ryan Trapani said, according to BBC News on Friday. ISIS has captured a number of cities across Syria and Iraq; it has attacked minorities including...
  • Voter fraud probe roils Ga. Senate race

    09/12/2014 9:40:56 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 12, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    A group helmed by a major donor and policy adviser to Democratic Senate candidate Michele Nunn is under investigation by the Georgia secretary of State for alleged voter fraud. Secretary of State Brian Kemp (R) said in a memo, reported by WSB-TV, that his office has “received numerous complaints about voter applications submitted by the New Georgia Project,” an organization launched to register and turn out voters to the polls. “Preliminary investigation has revealed significant illegal activities, including forged voter registration applications, forged signatures on releases, and applications with false or inaccurate information,” Kemp wrote in the memo. Nunn is...
  • Navy F/A-18 Hornets Crash in Pacific Ocean

    09/12/2014 7:04:21 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 62 replies
    http://www.navy.mil/ ^ | Sept 12, 2014 | U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs
    WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN (NNS) -- Two F/A-18 Hornets from Carrier Air Wing 17 embarked on the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) crashed at 5:40 p.m. local time, today, while operating at sea in the western Pacific Ocean. The initial report is that the two aircraft are assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 94 (VFA-94) and Strike Fighter Squadron 113 (VFA-113). One pilot was rapidly located and returned to Carl Vinson, and is currently receiving medical attention. Search efforts continue for the second pilot. The search for the second pilot includes guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) and guided-missile...
  • [Australian] Police apologise for leaving plastic explosive in suitcase at Sydney airport

    09/11/2014 10:50:16 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 25 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11 Sept 2014 | Paul Farrell
    A suitcase containing plastic explosive was accidentally left at Sydney airport for three weeks by the Australian federal police in a serious training blunder. The AFP released a statement on Thursday apologising for mistakenly leaving a training device at the airport – containing 230g of plastic explosive ....