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  • Louisiana VA hospital lacks pajamas and sheets, but spends millions on new furniture, TVs and solar

    10/01/2014 4:51:30 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 6 replies
    FoxNews ^ | October 1, 2014 | Tori Richards
    Veterans at the Shreveport, La., Veterans Affairs hospital have been going without toothbrushes, toothpaste, pajamas, sheets and blankets while department officials spend money on new Canadian-made furniture, televisions to run public service announcements and solar panels, a Watchdog investigation has revealed. Sources inside the hospital told Watchdog.org that patients also have had to contend with substandard care, as many nurses spend less time on work than on cell phones, iPods or accessing personal data on hospital computers.
  • Psychologists Are Learning How to Convince Conservatives to Take Climate Change Seriously

    10/01/2014 2:54:52 PM PDT · by oblomov · 96 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | 1 October 2014 | Jesse Singal
    Last week’s People's Climate March drew 400,000 people onto the streets of Manhattan and a great deal of international attention to a subject of dire urgency. But some were skeptical about the event’s overall significance. “The march slogan was, ‘to change everything, we need everyone,’ which is telling, because it won’t change everything, because it didn’t include everyone,” wrote David Roberts of Grist. “Specifically, it won’t change American politics because it didn’t include conservatives.” True enough. If there weren’t such a stark divide between American conservatives and almost everyone else on the question of the existence and importance of climate...
  • AWOL Afghan soldiers reportedly sought asylum out of fear of Taliban

    10/01/2014 1:41:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | October 1, 2014
    Three Afghan soldiers who vanished during training in Massachusetts last month and resurfaced days later at the Canadian border said they want asylum because returning to the homeland they are sworn to defend could mean death at the hands of the Taliban. “They catch us, they kill us,” Maj. Jan Mohammad Arash, 48, told the Boston Globe of the Taliban, the terrorist government driven into exile by coalition forces. “They tip those who kill us.” Arash and the others, Capt. Mohammad Nasir Askarzada and Capt. Noorullah Aminyar, say the lives of their relatives back home have been threatened. The soldiers...
  • Top doc: 'Several people were exposed,' more will be infected by Dallas Ebola case

    10/01/2014 12:53:29 PM PDT · by Mariner · 70 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Oct 1st, 2014 | By Paul Bedard
    A former Food and Drug Administration chief scientist and top infectious disease specialist said that several people were exposed to the Ebola virus by the unidentified patient in Dallas, America’s first case, and it’s likely that many more will be infected. Dr. Jesse L. Goodman, now a professor of medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center, said while the nation shouldn’t panic, it’s best to prepare for the worst. “It is quite appropriate to be concerned on many fronts,” he said in a statement provided to Secrets. “First, it is a tragedy for the patient and family and, as well, a...
  • Dallas Ebola patient had contact with children, Texas governor says

    10/01/2014 11:42:56 AM PDT · by glorgau · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | 2:23 PM EDT, Wed October 1, 2014 | Ashley Fantz, Holly Yan and Dana Ford,
    Some school-age children have been in contact with the U.S. Ebola patient being treated in Dallas, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Wednesday. Five students at four different schools have come into contact with the Ebola patient, Dallas Superintendent Mike Miles added, but none has exhibited symptoms. The children are being monitored at home, and the schools remain open, Miles said. Between 12 and 18 people have been identified as coming into contact with the patient, officials added.
  • Hearing on US Marine in Mexican Custody-Live CSPAN

    10/01/2014 9:19:17 AM PDT · by Velveeta · 15 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 10/1/2014
    House Foreign Affairs Committee meeting just beginning on CSPAN Hearing regarding Sgt. Tahmooressi who has been held for 6 months in a Mexican prison for a wrong turn into Mexico.
  • Elbert Guillory: Mary Landrieu is Not Helping Blacks

    10/01/2014 4:51:58 AM PDT · by 1010RD · 21 replies
    FreeAtLast PAC ^ | 9/29/14 | Elbert Guillory
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEjqRLjP7Io "You are not Mary's cause and you are certainly not her charity. You are just a vote - nothing less, nothing more. You are just a means to an end, so that she remains in power."
  • Sandra Cano, Doe of Doe v. Bolton Abortion Case, Passes Away

    10/01/2014 2:42:00 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Steven Ertelt
    When most Americans think of abortion, they frequently refer to the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case that legalized it. However, it is a lesser known case that helped make abortion so prevalent: Doe v. Bolton. Sandra Cano, the “Mary Doe” of the infamous case,never wanted an abortion. But, like Norma McCorvey, the Roe of Roe v. Wade, she was used to topple pro-life laws across the country. Now, Cano is in the hospital in poor health. sandracano3Can had been critically ill in a hospital outside of Atlanta dealing with throat cancer, sepsis and heart failure. Today, she passed away....
  • Ebola’s arrival in U.S. was inevitable, experts say

    09/30/2014 10:39:45 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 63 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | Semptember 30, 2014 | Seema Yasmin
    The world suddenly seemed a lot smaller when news broke Tuesday that the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. is being isolated and treated at a Dallas hospital. While the outbreak in West Africa has sickened more than 6,000 people and killed 3,083, it was only a matter of time before the virus hit closer to home, experts said. Dr. Edward Goodman, hospital epidemiologist at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, said he was not surprised that the Ebola virus came to his doorstep, given the number of cases in Africa. There is “plenty of opportunity for people to fly...
  • Israeli cargo ship heads for L.A. to unload after Oakland protest

    09/30/2014 2:15:23 PM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/29/2014 | Dan Whitcomb
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An Israeli-owned container ship that was blocked from unloading its cargo at the Port of Oakland by pro-Palestinian protesters over the weekend was headed to Los Angeles on Monday, according to a ship-tracking website. The Zim Shanghai left Oakland with its cargo still onboard on Sunday evening, according to the website marinetraffic.com. It was expected to arrive in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Some 200 people angry over Israel's bombardment of the Gaza Strip in response to Hamas rocket salvoes staged a protest of the Zim Shanghai at the Port of Oakland on Saturday morning and again...
  • Politico Mag Implies George Wallace Was GOP, Blames Country's Divisions Entirely on Whites'...

    09/30/2014 11:01:44 AM PDT · by BeadCounter · 43 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 30, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    A number of center-right and New Media outlets have noted Politico Magazine's disingenuousness in the opening photograph in its "Race and the Modern GOP" article. At the item's top is the iconic "Stand in the Schoolhouse Door" photo showing onetime segregationist Alabama Governor George Wallace "try(ing) to block the entry of two black students" into the University of Alabama. The aforementioned article title appears beneath the words "History Dept." The magazine is clearly trying to lead anyone not old enough to remember or anyone unfamiliar with U.S. history to believe that Wallace, who ran for president as a Democrat in...
  • US disagrees with Netanyahu on Iran, ISIS and Hamas (US ambassador yawns during speech)

    09/30/2014 4:38:16 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 31 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 09/30/2014 07:49 | Michelle Malka Grossman
    The US State Department said Monday in a press conference that it disagrees with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's assertion during his UN speech on Monday that "ISIS and Hamas are branches of the same poisonous tree." "Obviously, we’ve designated both as terrorist organizations, but ISIL poses a different threat to Western interests and to the United States," said State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki. "And that’s just a fact." Later on in the speech, Netanyahu said that Iran is still a great threat to Israel's existence. He also warned that Iran is not actually willing to give up nuclear weapons but...
  • Report: Obama Has Missed over Half His Second-Term Daily Intel Briefings

    09/29/2014 11:42:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 73 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/29/14 | Wynton Hall
    A new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) report reveals that President Barack Obama has attended only 42.1% of his daily intelligence briefings (known officially as the Presidential Daily Brief, or PDB) in the 2,079 days of his presidency through September 29, 2014. The GAI report also included a breakdown of Obama’s PDB attendance record between terms; he attended 42.4% of his PDBs in his first term and 41.3% in his second. The GAI’s alarming findings come on the heels of Obama’s 60 Minutes comments on Sunday, wherein the president laid the blame for the Islamic State’s (ISIS) rapid rise squarely at...
  • Iran: Netanyahu Speech 'Baselessly' Associates Islamic State, Islamic World [US DoS agrees!!]

    09/30/2014 4:13:13 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Voice of America ^ | 9/30/2014
    Iran says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "baselessly" associated the Islamic world with the Islamic State group during his address to the United Nations General Assembly. In a reply to the Monday speech, Iran also said Netanyahu continued a policy to "sabotage and disrupt" Iranian negotiations with world powers over the country's nuclear program. The Israeli leader told the United Nations Iran is trying to trick the world into accepting an agreement to end sanctions while still allowing it to develop nuclear weapons. Iran has long declared its nuclear program to be for peaceful purposes. Netanyahu said Iran is on...
  • ISIS Opens a Consulate in Turkey

    09/29/2014 3:42:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 44 replies
    Aydinlink ^ | 9/23/2014
    It has been reported that the fundamentalist terror organization ISIS has very recently opened a consulate in Ankara, Turkey. The terror organization the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) has reportedly opened an embassy in the Turkish capital Ankara and started to issue visas to those who want to join the jihadist fight in Iraq. The Turkish ruling AKP government has apparently provided great conveniences to the terrorist organization during negotiations to secure the return of 49 Turkish diplomats who were kidnapped in the Turkish Consulate of Mosul by ISIS terrorists. The website, which appears to be belong...
  • Isis now 'just one mile from Baghdad' as al-Qaeda joins militants' fight against West

    09/29/2014 7:36:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 09/29/2014 | Jack Moore
    Isis fighters are reportedly just one mile away from Baghdad as reports emerge of al-Qaeda militants bolstering their ranks in Syria. According to the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East, Isis was approaching the Iraqi capital on Monday morning, report The Independent. "The Islamic State are now less than 2km away from entering Baghdad," a spokesperson said. "They said it could never happen and now it almost has. Obama says he overestimated what the Iraqi Army could do. Well you only need to be here a very short while to know they can do very very little."...
  • MSNBC Ridicules Democrats’ Hypocritical And Ineffective Koch Brothers Strategy

    09/29/2014 4:50:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    The Washingon Free Beacon ^ | September 29, 2014 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    MSNBC Mocks Democrats' Hypocritical And Ineffective Koch Brothers Strategy Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s obsession with the Koch brothers, which evolved into a midterm strategy for Democrats, is spurring mockery of the candidates Reid needs to keep his iron grip on the Senate.In last night’s Iowa Senate debate, Rep. Bruce Braley used the familiar Democratic attack alleging Republican candidate Joni Ernst will “owe the Koch brothers everything” after election day.Morning Joe‘s Joe Scarborough wasn’t buying it. The MSNBC host ridiculed the Iowa congressman’s attack.“This Koch brothers thing, it’s ridiculous,” Scarborough said. “Especially when they’re getting tons and tons of money...
  • Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Speaks to the 69th United Nations General Assembly

    09/29/2014 3:04:08 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct. 29 , 2014 | Benjamin Netanyahu
    Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Speaks to the 69th United Nations General Assembly.
  • Prayers are requested for Diver Dave

    09/29/2014 1:30:52 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 105 replies
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  • Israel PM Netanyahu To UN: Iran, ISIS Cannot Acquire Nuclear Weapons

    09/29/2014 12:38:13 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 28 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | September 29, 2014 | Joel Leyden
    Israel PM Netanyahu To UN: Iran, ISIS Cannot Acquire Nuclear WeaponsBy Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyNew York — September 29, 2014 … Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu addressed the United Nations today. He again implored the global community to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. Netanyahu asked the global forum: “Would you allow ISIS to acquire chemical or nuclear weapons?” Netanyahu then spoke about Operation Protective Edge, the IDF operation to protect Israeli civilians from terror rockets and tunnels. Netanyahu stated that the IDF is the most moral army in the world. He accused Hamas of committing “the real war crimes”...
  • Watch Live: Protesters Pack Streets in Hong Kong

    09/29/2014 11:50:46 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 33 replies
    NBC News ^ | 29 Sept 2014
    Hong Kong Protests
  • Why Obama Can’t Say His Spies Underestimated ISIS

    09/29/2014 6:49:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 09.28.14 | Eli Lake
    On “60 Minutes,” the president faulted his spies for failing to predict the rise of ISIS. There’s one problem with that statement: The intelligence analysts did warn about the group. Nearly eight months ago, some of President Obama’s senior intelligence officials were already warning that ISIS was on the move. In the beginning of 2014, ISIS fighters had defeated Iraqi forces in Fallujah, leading much of the U.S. intelligence community to assess they would try to take more of Iraq. ... after Obama’s interview aired, one former senior Pentagon official who worked closely on the threat posed by Sunni jihadists...
  • Afghanistan to sign deal allowing American troops to stay after combat mission ends

    09/29/2014 6:53:50 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 17 replies
    Fox News Online ^ | Sept. 29, 2014 | AP
    A senior adviser to U.S. President Barack Obama said Monday that Afghanistan will sign a deal Tuesday to allow American soldiers to remain in the country past the end of the year. John Podesta, speaking to a news conference at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, said he didn't know if newly inaugurated President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai would be the official signing the deal for Afghanistan. Podesta said he would sign it on behalf of the U.S. The deal will allow about 10,000 American troops to stay in the country after the international combat mission ends on Dec. 31.
  • Second Oklahoma Muslim Threatens to Behead Coworker

    09/28/2014 4:43:30 PM PDT · by lonevoice · 200 replies
    The Federalist Papers ^ | 9/28/2014 | Steve Straub
    Claims he represents ISIS. Jacob Mugambi Muriithi, a Muslim from Kenya, was arrested after he threatened to behead a coworker at the Bellevue Nursing Home. Muriithi told the coworker he “represented ISIS and that ISIS kills Christians.”
  • Obama: U.S. underestimated rise of ISIS in Iraq and Syria

    09/28/2014 11:56:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 28, 2014
    The U.S. had expected the Iraqi army to do more against extremists, president says in acknowledgment of intelligence shortcomingsresident Obama acknowledged that the U.S. underestimated the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS, also called ISIL) and overestimated the ability of the Iraqi military to fend off the militant group in an interview that will air Sunday on 60 Minutes.
  • Tear gas and clashes at HK protest

    09/28/2014 10:48:14 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 11 replies
    BBC News ^ | 9/28/2014 | BBC
    The BBC's Juiliana Liu says the situation on the ground is "extremely chaotic" and that protestors show no sign of dispersing. Hong Kong police have used tear gas to disperse thousands of pro-democracy protestors near the government complex, after a week of escalating tensions. Dozens of demonstrators were arrested, with hundreds remaining in the city centre late on Sunday. Protestors want the Chinese government to scrap rules allowing it to vet Hong Kong's top leader in the 2017 poll......
  • Putin’s former aide: Russia has been preparing for global war since 2003

    09/27/2014 8:21:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 92 replies
    Lithuania Tribune ^ | Friday, September 26, 2014
    People in the Baltic states cannot feel secure. Russian President Vladimir Putin has a plan he has been working on for over a decade. So says former adviser to President Putin, Andrey Illarionov. Giving a presentation at a conference in Palanga, Lithuania, Illarionov, who advised Putin on economic policy in 2000-2005, referred to a question that was raised in the recent Riga Conference 2014: Can people in Riga sleep peacefully at night? “The same question could be raised in Tallinn, Vilnius, Palanga, Bucharest and other cities. No one in Riga could reply to it in the positive,” Illarionov said. “From...
  • Mark Reckless defects to UKIP from Tories

    09/27/2014 8:24:35 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 33 replies
    BBC News ^ | 9/27/2014 | BBC
    Tory MP Mark Reckless has said he is leaving his his party to join UKIP, announcing his decision on the eve of the Conservatives' conference. The Rochester and Strood MP told the UKIP conference he had resigned as an MP, triggering a by-election..... He is the second Tory MP to defect to UKIP after Clacton MP Douglas Carswell did the same in August. Mr. Reckless will seek re-election in his constituency for UKIP...... Mr. Reckless said the Conservative leadership was "part of the problem that is holding our country back." Criticising the three main parties, he said: "People feel ignored,...
  • Multiple Controversies Plagued Eric Holder Prior to Resignation [Sharyl Attkisson summary]

    09/27/2014 10:03:56 AM PDT · by upchuck · 34 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | Sept 25, 2014 | Sharyl Attkisson
    The unexpected resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder follows a series of court rulings against his Department of Justice over its failure to produce documents related to the government’s “Fast and Furious” firearms operation. Holder also has come under increasing congressional criticism for a tepid investigation of evidence that IRS officials deliberately targeted tea party and other conservative groups for greater scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status. Eric Holder leaves a Justice Department facing numerous controversies and negative court rulings. Calling the government’s arguments for “even more time … unconvincing,” a federal judge this week refused to grant Holder’s...
  • Al Qaeda-linked militants in Yemen fire rocket towards U.S. embassy, say revenge for drone strike

    09/27/2014 12:05:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | 09/27/2014
    (Reuters) - An al Qaeda splinter group launched a rocket attack on the U.S. embassy in Sanaa on Saturday, injuring several guards, to retaliate for what it said on social media was a U.S. drone strike in a northern province the day before. The rocket landed 200 meters from the heavily fortified embassy, which lies in a compound surrounded by high walls, hitting members of the Yemeni special police force who guard the site. At least two were injured, police said. The attacker fired the rocket from a M72 light anti-tank weapon from a car before speeding away, a police...
  • Chelsea Clinton Welcomes a Daughter, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky

    09/27/2014 5:15:09 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 114 replies
    ABC News ^ | 9-27-14 | Meghan Keneally
    Chelsea Clinton has given birth to a baby girl, according to a tweet she sent out early Saturday morning. Her name is Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky. A Clinton spokesperson confirmed to ABC News that she was born Friday.
  • Senate Democrats Block Ted Cruz Bill Revoking U.S. Citizenship of Terrorists

    09/27/2014 5:36:40 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Sep 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Thursday ripped U.S. Senate Democrats for blocking his bill that would revoke the U.S. citizenship of those who join the ISIS terrorist organization, noting that they are abandoning something Hillary Clinton supported when she was Secretary of State. The Democrats blocked Cruz’s bill on Thursday, a bill that would revoke citizenship from Americans who join ISIS. Cruz’s bill is very similar to one that then Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA)—who is now running in New Hampshire against Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)—and then Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) offered a couple of years ago.“As then-Secretary of State Hillary...
  • Taking the Fight to D.C.: Grass March Cowboy Express

    09/26/2014 7:25:24 PM PDT · by Baynative · 11 replies
    GrassMarchCowboyExpress ^ | 8/11/14 | staff-post
    The Grass March Cowboy Express is a coast-to-coast cowboy express relay ride, beginning at the Pacific Ocean at Bodega Bay, Calif., on September 26. Riders will travel a distance of over 2,800 miles to Washington, D.C., and ultimately to the Atlantic Ocean. They will deliver county resolutions and petitions calling for relief from federal agencies which operate outside the laws of Congress and support for transfer of federal lands to the states. The Grass March calls attention to the plight of ranchers, miners, hunters and property owners everywhere carrying the slogan, “Government regulation without representation is tyranny.”
  • VIRUS PROBED IN PARALYSIS CASES IN 9 COLORADO KIDS

    09/26/2014 3:46:03 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 76 replies
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Health officials are investigating nine cases of muscle weakness or paralysis in Colorado children and whether the culprit might be a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday sent doctors an alert about the polio-like cases and said the germ - enterovirus 68 - was detected in four out of eight of the sick children who had a certain medical test. The status of the ninth case is unclear. The virus can cause paralysis but other germs can, too. Health officials don't know whether the virus...
  • BREAKING: Britain goes to war as MPs vote for action against Islamic State [Yes: 524 No 43]

    09/26/2014 9:24:16 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 22 replies
    Express.co ^ | Fri, September 26, 2014 | Sarah Ann Harris
    BRITAIN WILL go to war again after politicians today voted overwhelmingly to join airstrikes against the so-called Islamic State terrorist group. RAF jets could now fly bombing missions over Iraq within hours after all three major parties backed action against the brutal regime, which David Cameron called a "clear" threat to Britain. The vote comes amid warnings that the action to defeat the Islamic terrorists could take years. Initially British airstrikes will only take place over Iraq, despite the IS group controlling areas of Syria in its bid to establish an Islamic caliphate across the Middle East. The vote comes...
  • Police: Woman beheaded at Oklahoma workplace beheaded

    09/26/2014 9:04:49 AM PDT · by markomalley · 179 replies
    WFLA ^ | 9-26-2014
    Police say a woman who was killed by a co-worker at a food distribution center in suburban Oklahoma City was beheaded. Moore Police Sgt. Jeremy Lewis said Friday that the woman, who has not been identified, was beheaded by a man who attacked her and another woman Thursday at Vaughan Foods in Moore.
  • FBI Identifies 'Jihadi John'

    09/26/2014 6:42:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 26, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    FBI Director James Comey said the agency has identified the ISIS executioner who beheaded American journalists James Foley, Steven Sotloff, and British aid worker John Haines. Comey would not identify the executioner’s nationality or identity to the media, though you’ll remember he spoke with a British accent in the videos. The man, dubbed ‘Jihadi John,’ is one of four British jihadis known as the ‘Beatles’ that are currently holding hostages in Syria.  The Daily Mail has more details: British Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond revealed intelligence agencies were closing the net on Jihadi John. Hammond, who just ten days ago admitted...
  • Army’s ‘Big Red One’ HQ going to Iraq: 1st Infantry Division soldiers deploy in October

    09/26/2014 4:35:45 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 25, 2014 | Douglas Ernst
    <p>Roughly 500 soldiers from the U.S. Army's 1st Infantry Division headquarters are headed to the Middle East, with 200 of them to end up in Iraq.</p>
  • [Pew] Poll: Support for Gay marriage drops 5 pts

    09/26/2014 4:28:54 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 25 replies
    I submit that that prior polls showing support for Gay marriage should be taken with a grain of salt considering the atmosphere of intimidation that exists in the country today. Grand Haven Tribune reports a survey released Monday from the Pew Research Center indicates American support for same-sex marriage could be leveling off after several years of dramatic growth in acceptance of equal rights for gays and lesbians. The study’s authors caution it’s too soon to draw any definitive conclusions. But the new poll released Monday found a 5 percentage point drop since February, from 54 percent to 49 percent,...
  • Obama Slumps To 35 In Latest Approval Poll

    09/25/2014 5:33:29 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 59 replies
    <p>Barack Obama’s approval rating slid into dangerous territory this week, with the latest Reuters-Ipsos poll showing just 35 percent of Americans approve of the president’s job performance even as he leads the nation into a war against Islamic fundamentalism in the Middle East.</p>
  • Islamic State crisis: US 'no evidence' of subway plots

    09/25/2014 11:13:55 AM PDT · by McGruff · 34 replies
    BBC News ^ | 25 September 2014
    US officials have no indication of a plot by Islamic State militants to attack underground rail systems in the US and Paris.
  • Federal Court Denies DOJ Motion for Delay, Orders Release of Fast and Furious Documents List to...

    09/25/2014 9:14:32 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 25, 2014
    Full title: Federal Court Denies DOJ Motion for Delay, Orders Release of Fast and Furious Documents List to Judicial Watch by October 22 “The government’s arguments for even more time are unconvincing.” – U.S. District Court Judge John D. Bates (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on September 23, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that by October 22, the Department of Justice (DOJ) must submit a “Vaughn index” listing Fast and Furious materials Judicial Watch sought in its June 2012 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and subsequent September 2012 FOIA lawsuit...
  • Breaking: Eric Holder resigning as AG

    09/25/2014 8:28:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/25/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    The timing on this move is, to say the least, curious. One of the last three members of Barack Obama’s original Cabinet will announce his resignation today, according to multiple sources talking with NPR. Eric Holder will step down as soon as his replacement can be confirmed — and that may be quite a fight: Eric Holder Jr., the nation’s first black U.S. attorney general, is preparing to announce his resignation Thursday after a tumultuous tenure marked by civil rights advances, national security threats, reforms to the criminal justice system and five and a half years of fights with...
  • Pentagon: New airstrikes target refineries used by ISIS in Syria

    09/24/2014 4:34:04 PM PDT · by plain talk · 48 replies
    CNN.com ^ | September 24, 2014 | CNN
    U.S. and coalition warplanes pounded ISIS positions in eastern Syria on Wednesday, targeting what a Pentagon official described as mobile oil refineries being used by the so-called Islamic State terror group.
  • Apple pulls iOS update after widespread reports of disabled phones

    09/24/2014 12:25:11 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 120 replies
    CNBC ^ | 09/24/2014 | CNBCstaff.com
    The iOS 8.0.1 update is no longer available after multiple users earlier reported serious issues with the new version of the operating system, one that was expected to fix a glitch with the highly anticipated HealthKit apps.
  • French Hostage in Algeria Is Beheaded in New Video

    09/24/2014 10:25:51 AM PDT · by Justaham · 46 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 9/24/2014 | RUKMINI CALLIMACHISEPT
    A French tourist captured in North Africa by a group aligned with the Islamic State is seen beheaded in a video circulated on Wednesday, according to SITE Intelligence, which tracks jihadist groups. The Frenchman — Hervé Gourdel, a 55-year-old mountaineering guide from Nice — was abducted in Algeria on Sunday by the terrorist group, known as Jund al-Khilafah. Mr. Gourdel had arrived only a day before on a trip to go hiking in Algeria’s northern mountains.
  • Obama Salutes Marine Guard with a Coffee Cup

    09/23/2014 4:13:49 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 91 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 09/23/2014 | Keith Koffler
    President Obama today saluted his Marine Corps guard with a coffee cup as he descended to stairs of his Marine One chopper after landing in New York City. The White House, either not caring about or not understanding the show of disrespect, actually posted video of the moment on Instagram. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foufSP5IoJ8 This is actually even worse than forgetting to salute, don’t you think?
  • U.S. Is Carrying Out Vast Majority of Strikes on ISIS, Military Officials Say

    09/24/2014 6:47:00 AM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 29 replies
    New York Times ^ | Sept 23, 2014 | HELENE COOPER and MICHAEL R. GORDON
    WASHINGTON — The vast majority of airstrikes launched against Sunni militant targets in Syria have been carried out by American war planes and ship-based Tomahawk cruise missiles, military officials said Tuesday, in what they described as the successful beginning of a long campaign to degrade and destroy the Islamic State. In disclosing the identities of the five Sunni Arab nations that joined or supported the attacks in Syria — Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Jordan and Qatar — the Obama administration sought to paint a picture of an international coalition resolute in its determination to take on the...
  • Fearless Illegals Caught Breaking Into Homes In Search of Guns

    09/23/2014 6:23:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Conservative REad ^ | 9/23/14 | staff
    Despite nine counts of theft, county judge labels accused thieves ‘victims’ Police in South Texas captured two illegal alien teens who they say were part of a burglary ring which targeted ranch homes in secluded areas looking mainly for firearms. Strangely enough, pro-amnesty supporters did not assemble outside the Hidalgo County courthouse yesterday to plead for a path to citizenship for 17-year-old Julio Zapien Calderon or his 14-year-old accomplice.
  • Poland stages major manoeuvres amid Russia tensions

    09/23/2014 4:44:29 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 36 replies
    AFP ^ | September 23, 2014
    Poland kicks off major military exercises involving eight NATO partners on Wednesday amid the West's worst standoff with Russia since the end of the Cold War sparked by differences over the Ukraine crisis. Organised every two years since 2006, this year's Anaconda manoeuvres involve 12,500 soldiers, with 750 from NATO members the US and Britain among others, the Polish defence ministry said, adding the event "has become a permanent training element of the North Atlantic alliance". The exercises are designed to coordinate cooperation with NATO's rapid reaction forces, created at the alliance's Cardiff summit earlier this month. They also come...