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  • New Gravis Iowa Polling (Trump 32% Carson 16% Bush 4%)

    09/02/2015 5:04:19 PM PDT · by MichelleWSC3 · 2 replies
    Gravis Marketing Polls ^ | Sept 2 2015 | Gravis Marketing Polls
    As the calendar turns to fall, Republican Presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson is beginning to spring into contention as front-runner Donald Trump also appears to gain strength in a recent Gravis Marketing poll completed at the end of August 2015. Gravis Marketing, the nonpartisan research firm based in Winter Springs, Fla. recently conducted a random telephone survey of 957 registered voters in Iowa regarding the upcoming 2016 Presidential election – gauging the pulse of registered voters on both sides of the Presidential isle. This poll was completed utilizing Gravis IVR technology and represents a margin of error of ± 3.2%...
  • Clinton Goes Under Water; Trump Polarization Grows (POLL)

    09/02/2015 5:01:11 PM PDT · by South40 · 4 replies
    ABC ^ | 2 SEPT 2015 | GARY LANGER
    Negative views of Hillary Clinton have jumped to nearly their highest on record in ABC News/Washington Post polls, while Donald Trump’s personal popularity has grown more polarized along racial and ethnic lines. Clinton’s favorability has burbled back under water: 45 percent of Americans now see her favorably, down 7 percentage points since midsummer, while 53 percent rate her unfavorably, up 8. Her unfavorable score is a single point from its highest in ABC/Post polls dating back 23 years; that came in April 2008, in the midst of her last presidential campaign. Trump is much farther under water than Clinton, rated...
  • Columba Bush nomination of George H.W. Bush at 1988 Convention

    09/02/2015 4:55:50 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 6 replies
    C-Span ^ | 9-2-2015 | Usafa92
    Columba Bush nominating George HW at the 1988 Convention in Spanish.
  • Angel Maturino Resendiz - Train Killer

    09/02/2015 4:55:31 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 2 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | 2 September 2015
    Just remembering one of the illegal aliens Trump and those concerned with crime are talking about. See here: Click here for story about Resendiz.
  • Black Elk Speaks

    09/02/2015 4:54:50 PM PDT · by TradicalRC · 3 replies
    First Things ^ | 9/2/2015 | Matthew Milliner
    Secular historians may snicker at early Christians who insisted Virgil’s Fourth Eclogue was a vision of the Messiah, but the case for interpreting Black Elk’s vision that way is not so easy to dismiss. Raymond DeMallie, founder and director of the American Indian Studies Research Institute, has delved into the transcripts of what Black Elk originally divulged to Neihardt. DeMallie’s definitive study shows the association with Jesus in this culminating passage to be unavoidable. Black Elk also said that the transfiguring figure he saw had “holes in the palms of his hands.” In addition, Black Elk flatly asserted to Neihardt,...
  • Knocking The Immoral Left Off Its High Horse

    09/02/2015 4:49:57 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 4 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-02-15 | Christopher J. Green
    Just what is it about leftists and their fellow liberal travellers that compels them to proselytize for Socialism? In their holier-than-thou condescending style, leftists and liberals love to dictate to people about what is and isn’t moral as if their ideology is the perfect truth which all should follow. Their default position is Socialist and liberal beliefs are more enlightened and therefore, they are automatically morally superior to everyone else. Socialists and Liberals will be shocked and offended should anyone dare to question their perfect truth and will become outraged, angry and even violent should dissenters refuse to be brow-beaten...
  • 4 arrested in attack on McDonald's drive-through worker

    09/02/2015 4:49:24 PM PDT · by BBell · 13 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/2/15 | Littice Bacon-Blood, | The Times-Picayune
    Three teenagers and a 20-year-old woman have been arrested on charges of attacking a 16-year-old McDonald's worker who was pulled out of a drive-through window at the LaPlace restaurant and beaten. Video surveillance and witnesses to the Aug. 26 attack led authorities to the suspects, the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's office said Wednesday (Sept. 2). Kailin Holland, 17, of Harvey was booked with second-degree battery and released on a $10,000 bond. Misdemeanor summonses for simple battery were issued to Sierra Gregoire, 18, and a 16-year-old juvenile, both of LaPlace, and Bradnika Gregoire, 20, of Reserve was issued a...
  • CARLY FIORINA’S Secret Deals with Iran While CEO of Hewlett Packard Make Her Unfit for President

    09/02/2015 4:46:28 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 14 replies ^ | September 2, 2015 | Walid Shoebat
    Carly Fiorina's illegal dealings with Iran, during her tenure as CEO of HP, were exposed in the Boston Globe. which broke the story that Hewlett Packard had been selling its printers in Iran through a subsidiary company in Dubai, despite the fact that a trade embargo had been in place against the Iranian regime since 1997. The sales were halted shortly after the business dealings were published by the Globe. Texas GOP: Fiorina claimed no knowledge that the approximately $100 million of sales through the subsidiary were coming from Iran, despite having been HP CEO (since 2000) while it was...
  • Trump's conservative agenda!

    09/02/2015 4:40:00 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 19 replies
    September 2, 2015 | Self
    Trump is conservative on these issues: Pro life since at least 2011, wanted to ban partial birth abortion as far back as 2000. Pro Traditional marriage. "Gay rights is not my thing." Pro capital punishment "Capital punishment isn't uncivilized; murderers living is" Hold Judges accountable Opposes "Common core is a diaster" Teach citizenship, quit "dumbing down". Anti education unions (2000) For school choice "Climate Change is a hoax" "No Cap-and-Tax" For drilling our own. On Environment "Good development enhances the environment" Stressed the importance of a strong family & culture of life (2015) Supports Israel Opposes Iran deal and...
  • The Jeep Wrangler Pickup Truck is Finally Going to Happen

    09/02/2015 4:22:55 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 27 replies ^ | 10-1-15 | Stephen Elmer
    By Stephen Elmer Sep 01, 2015 A pickup truck based on the Jeep Wrangler is under development and should arrive on the market by 2017 or 2018. According to Automotive News, production of the Wrangler will stay in Toledo, Ohio, which is also where Jeep will be building a new pickup truck based on the Wrangler. The fate of Wrangler production has been up in the air for nearly a year, but today Jeep execs revealed these plans to plant management. They also revealed that production of the Cherokee will be leaving Ohio for a nearby State, likely Michigan or Illinois.Details on the Jeep Wrangler...
  • Texas Police Release Video of Potentially Deadly Traffic Stop

    09/02/2015 4:17:22 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 9 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/2/15 | Jason Howerton
    A police officer in Trinity, Texas, was forced to make an incredibly difficult split-second decision during a tense August 29 traffic stop when a man reached for a gun in the front passenger seat. Officer Randy Wheeler drew his firearm and ordered the suspect to keep his hands up and outside of the car — but it’s an incident that easily could’ve resulted in death or tragedy. Trinity Police Chief Steven Jones said the police department chose to release video of Wheeler’s scary traffic stop from two different angles to prove a major point about the type of split-second decisions...
  • College students in Memphis have "evolved" beyond gender with a new pronoun...

    09/02/2015 4:06:23 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 25 replies
    American Irony ^ | 9-2-15 | The Looking Spoon
    The western world is going to have to change the way it measures history. We had Before Christ (BC) and anno Domini (AD)...and now we have After Sanity (AS). I don't know when we should mark it's beginning, 2008? 2012? If we're not going to base it on Obama's election then at a minimum we're in the year 1 AS. The reasons are many, the Iran nuke deal, the Jenner formerly known as Bruce, Miley Cyrus in general...or maybe we'll just go with this: The University of Tennessee in Knoxville is ditching gendered pronouns. According to the university, students and...
  • Chinese Navy Ships Make First Appearance in Bering Sea

    09/02/2015 4:06:14 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    gCaptain ^ | September 2, 2015 | Phil Stewart
    Five Chinese Navy ships are sailing in international waters in the Bering Sea off Alaska, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, in an apparent first for China’s military that came as U.S. President Barack Obama toured the U.S. state. Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said it was the first time the United States had observed Chinese Navy ships in the Bering Sea.
  • Metairie driver who 'found' injured man by road admits killing him(mug shot)

    09/02/2015 4:00:14 PM PDT · by BBell · 4 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/2/15 | Andrea Shaw, | The Times-Picayune
    A Metairie woman who reported finding an injured man by the road on Christmas Eve pleaded guilty Wednesday (Sept. 2) to vehicular homicide, for driving impaired when her vehicle struck and fatally injured him. Jennifer Kuzma, 25, will spend five years in prison for the hit-and-run wreck that killed Travis Burns, 27, along North Causeway Boulevard in Metairie. Kuzma initially told authorities she found Burns in the 1400 block of North Causeway while she was walking Dec. 24 shortly after 1:30 a.m. But hours later in New Orleans, Kuzma filed a police report stating that her car had been parked...
  • Migrant child's body on beach shocks Europe

    09/02/2015 3:59:26 PM PDT · by drpix · 30 replies ^ | 9/2/15 | staff
    Istanbul (AFP) - A photograph of a toddler's lifeless body washed ashore on a Turkish beach after a migrant boat sank swept across Europe on Wednesday, in a poignant image of the refugee crisis...
  • IRS Lawyer Who Headed Lerner Email Release Present When Markings on Clinton Emails Changed

    09/02/2015 3:54:14 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | September 2, 2015 | Morgan Chalfant
    Markings on no fewer than four emails contained on Hillary Clinton’s private system were changed to a category that blocks Congress and the public from viewing their contents ... One of the lawyers present during the review by State’s legal office was government attorney Catherine Duval, who was a key player in the controversy surrounding ex-IRS official Lois Lerner’s missing emails related to the investigation of the agency’s targeting of conservative groups. Duval, who is now spearheading the release of materials related to the 2012 attack in Benghazi, formerly worked for the same law firm as the Clintons’ private attorney...
  • Filling Our Empty Churches: Reaching Out Without Dumbing Down

    09/02/2015 3:52:29 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    Aletelia ^ | September s, 2015 | FR ROBERT MCTEIGUE, SJ
    “Casual Atmosphere. Serious Faith. No Weird Stuff.” These words headed a brochure placed in my friend’s mailbox by a local congregation. She asked me what I thought of the brochure. I told her I would have preferred: “Reverent Atmosphere. True Faith. Endless Mystery.” Then we talked about the wisdom of various attempts at, for lack of a better phrase, “Christian advertising.”I suspect that there is always a temptation to “market” the Gospel rather than proclaim it, to try to “sell” Christ to others rather than lead others to Christ. Fulton Sheen spoke of meeting a young priest who said,...
  • Vietnamese Activist is Detained and Questioned on Return to Hanoi

    09/02/2015 3:52:19 PM PDT · by BenLurkin
    Brought into a private room by police at Noi Bai International Airport at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, he was finally released at midnight, almost 12 hours later, he said. Presented with a document to sign, and which he was not given time to read, A refused to sign. “I did not commit myself to anything,” he said. A said that during his trip, which included meetings in Berlin in July, he felt encouraged when seeing that the people he spoke with were free to choose their own course in how best to promote democracy and civil society in their own...
  • Thanks to GOP’s Corker Bill, Mikulski Puts Obama Over the Top … as Iran Vows to ‘Overthrow Israel’

    09/02/2015 3:50:44 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 44 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 2, 2015 | by Andrew C. McCarthy
    It is worth repeating that Republicans rationalized this abdication of their duty to use their constitutional powers to block Obama’s empowerment of America’s sworn enemies by claiming that the legislation ensured that Congress would get to review the deal. This, of course, was always preposterous: (a) Congress has many tools – the power of the purse, the ability to block Obama appointments and legislative priorities, the power to conduct oversight hearings, the capacity to raise public alarm in media coverage – that could have pressured Obama to reveal the deal’s terms; (b) there is no coup in forcing the administration...
  • Pope to say D.C. Mass in Spanish in bow to 'Hispanic population'

    09/02/2015 3:50:40 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 64 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2 Sep 15 | Paul Bedard
    In a bow to the huge U.S. Hispanic population and the Catholic Church's advocacy of immigration, Pope Francis plans to give his Washington Mass Sept. 23 in Spanish, according to Cardinal Donald William Wuerl. "The Mass is going to be in Spanish," Wuerl said Wednesday while previewing the pope's trip to reporters. "It's a recognition of how large the Hispanic population in the United States is," said Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington. "And he's coming as the first pope from the New World and the predominant language in this hemisphere is Spanish," added Wuerl of the Argentine-born pope. Francis, meanwhile, will...
  • Racist New Black Panthers Escalate War on Local Police

    09/02/2015 3:46:09 PM PDT · by detective · 6 replies
    The New American ^ | September 02, 2015 | Steve Byas
    Just two weeks before the brutal assassination in Houston of Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth, armed New Black Panthers shouted, “You’re gonna stop doing what you’re doing, or we will start creeping up on you in the darkness!” The threat was made by the Panthers as they marched around the Waller County jail, in the Houston metropolitan area. Exactly what the police were to stop doing was not specified, nor was what would be done as Panthers crept up on police. But what is clear is that on the night of August 28, Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth was simply...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (September, 2015 edition)

    09/02/2015 3:43:44 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 4 replies ^ | September, 2015 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Ian Fleming Never Mentioned James Bond’s Ethnicity. But He did Offer a Few Clues…

    09/02/2015 3:43:08 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 44 replies
    Anyone who thinks to diverge even slightly from this now officially accepted view, to be held by everyone everywhere in the world on pain of excommunication, is a racist. We know this because of the recent experiences of children’s author Anthony Horowitz, who briefly committed heresy over the weekend when he dared to suggest that Elba was perhaps too “street” to play a suave, Eton-educated, Senior-Service-trained, half-Swiss, half-Scots secret agent.
  • Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, er America

    09/02/2015 3:35:18 PM PDT · by Chode · 5 replies
    youtube ^ | Aug 5, 2015 | Jerry Rye
    And they say it can't happen here...
  • Hillary Clinton’s $10 billion plan for treating drug addiction

    09/02/2015 3:32:55 PM PDT · by maggief · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 2, 2015 | Anne Gearan
    Responding to what she called a “quiet epidemic” of heroin and prescription opiate abuse, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton proposed a $10 billion plan Wednesday to treat addicts and curb incarceration for nonviolent drug offenses. The program, much of which would be funded by the federal government, would also help get a life-saving rescue drug into the hands of more emergency responders to improve the odds for overdose victims. The plan, announced in an op-ed in the Manchester, N.H., Union Leader newspaper, grew out of months of discussion of national drug addiction at Clinton campaign events in New Hampshire,...
  • 10 Ways White Liberals Perpetuate Racism

    09/02/2015 3:31:11 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 26 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 09/01/2015 | George Sachs, Psy.D.
    ~snip~ Like many 40-something White liberals, I too assume I'm relatively open-minded and conscious of my white privilege. "I'm not a racist," I say to myself, when images of police brutality flash on the screen. "I'm not like those white people." Or am I? Like me, you probably voted for Barack Obama, were outraged by the verdicts in the Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases. You even work hard to check your white privilege at the door when going to a #blacklivesmatter protest march. ~snip~ Like it or not, White superiority is well defended and protected. It may...
  • Woman allergic to mobile phones wins disability grant

    09/02/2015 3:21:11 PM PDT · by Renkluaf · 14 replies
    The Times ^ | 8/27/15 | Charles Bremner
    A French court has for the first time recognised the alleged physical suffering inflicted by mobile phones and wi-fi as a medical disorder. Marine Richard, 39, a former radio producer from Marseilles, was awarded a disability allowance of Ł500 per month after she convinced judges in Toulouse that she had been forced to flee civilisation because of the disagreeable sensations that she felt near electromagnetic radiation. “This is a breakthrough,” said Ms Richard, whose case was backed by...
  • Planned Parenthood chapters among those receiving new Obamacare grants(GOP is where?)

    09/02/2015 3:20:10 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 8 replies
    wash times ^ | 9/2/15 | t howell jr
    Planned Parenthood chapters in Iowa, Missouri and Montana received just over $1 million in federal grant funding Wednesday to help Obamacare customers sign up for coverage, even as Republicans in Congress battle to strip the women’s health provider of any federal funding at all amid raging controversy over its abortion practice. The chapters were among 100 recipients of $67 million in so-called “navigator” grants doled out by the Obama administration Wednesday to nonprofits in 34 states that help people get covered under the Affordable Care Act. Two thirds of the recipients had received grants in previous years, and a pair...
  • ISIS Posts Pictures of Its Destruction of a Temple in Palmyra

    09/02/2015 3:16:04 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Aletelia ^ | September s, 2015
    Damascus, Aleteia ( – The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant posted a collection of pictures yesterday that portrays the destruction of a portion of a temple in Palmyra, which is a Greco-Roman archeological site that it had captured in March.The jihadist group posted five pictures on the internet showing its fighters placing explosives within the Temple of Ba’al and on the surrounding walls. The other pictures depict powerful explosions and a pile of debris where the temple had once stood. The temple was once the most important building in Palmyra. UNOSAT satellite analysis confirms Temple of #Bel...
  • 2,030 Babies Saved From Abortion in Ohio After Three Abortion Clinics Close Down

    09/02/2015 3:12:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt Sep 2, 2015
    A new report from Ohio shows abortions there are at historic lows and 4,551 babies were saved by abortion in the last year alone after three Ohio abortion clinics either closed down or stopped doing abortions. Today, the Ohio Department of Health released the 2014 Ohio Abortion Report, revealing an 8.7 percent drop in abortions in 2014. This marks the lowest level since 1976, when record-keeping first began, and is almost 25 percent lower than 2010 levels (28,123 abortions). The new Ohio health department report shows 21,186 abortions on unborn babies in 2014, which is down from 23,216 abortions in...
  • Sources: Reichert Seriously Considering Washington Governor’s Race

    09/02/2015 3:11:29 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 12 replies
    Roll Call Politics ^ | September 2, 2015 | Nathan L. Gonzales
    Republican Rep. Dave Reichert is seriously considering a gubernatorial bid in Washington state, according to multiple GOP sources. The congressman has been the consistent source of rumors for a statewide bid over the past decade. But those rumors were often fueled by House Democrats who wanted him to leave behind a competitive open seat or Republicans focused on the Senate and governorships. “This time is the most serious I’ve ever seen him,” Mike Shields, the congressman’s former chief of staff, said. Reichert is considering challenging Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee, the former House member who is running for his second term...
  • Obama Admin Spends $77 Million Funding Research With Body Parts From Aborted Babies

    09/02/2015 3:09:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt Sep 2, 2015
    The Obama administration has steadfastly defended Planned Parenthood and its taxpayer funding throughout the scandal exposing its sales of aborted babies and their body parts for research. Now, new information reveals the Obama administration has been expanding funding for such research. The federal government has paid for so-called fetal tissue research for decades but the Obama administration, according to a report in The Hill, a Congressional newspaper, has expanded that funding. The report indicates the federal government spent $19 million on research involving the body parts of aborted babies in 1999 at the end of the Clinton administration. Now, President...
  • House Will Hold First Hearing Next Week on Planned Parenthood Selling Aborted Babies

    09/02/2015 3:06:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt Sep 2, 2015
    A House committee will hold its first hearing next week investigating Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted babies and their body parts. This is the first hearing in Congress’ multi-committee investigation of the abortion business after a series of nine videos exposed how it is potentially illegally selling aborted babies and profiting from the sales. On Wednesday, September 9, 2015, at 10:30 a.m., the House Judiciary Committee will hold its first hearing in a series of hearings titled, “Planned Parenthood Exposed: Examining the Horrific Abortion Practices at the Nation’s Largest Abortion Provider.” The hearings will examine the abortion practices of Planned...
  • Lesbian Couple, Like Kentucky Clerk, Standing up for Beliefs (tissue alert)

    09/02/2015 3:05:20 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 2, 2015 | Claire Galofaro
    As April Miller drove to work, still too stunned to grasp the magnitude of the fight erupting around her, an old song crackled over the car radio. "Will you still love me for the rest of my life?" the band Chicago sang. "I can't go on if I'm on my own." Miller pulled over. And for the first time since she and her partner stepped into the vortex of history, she wept. [Snip] The couple has lived quietly together for years, never intending to lead a battle that has consumed their town of Morehead, where Miller is a tenured university...
  • Weekly Post of Republican Senators' Conservative Ratings

    09/02/2015 3:02:58 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 16 replies
    There's always an election coming!!
  • Carville: ‘Tool of the Koch Brothers’ Trey Gowdy ‘Feeds the New York Times Stuff’

    09/02/2015 2:57:17 PM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/02/15 | Ian Hanchett
    Democratic strategist James Carville slammed “tool of the Koch Brothers” Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), saying he “just feeds the New York Times stuff, and they put it in the paper. Just like the neocons fed the New York Times a bunch of bunk they put on the front page of the paper, basically helped start a war” on Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes.” Carville said of the Clinton email scandal, “my question is, will this rise to the level of scandal as the white house christmas card list back in the ’90s that had 140 hours...
  • Israeli ambassador: Iran deal still ‘a danger to the world’ (LISTEN)

    09/02/2015 2:55:18 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 11 replies
    NJ1015 ^ | September 2, 2015 1:55 PM | Louis C. Hochman
    It’s looking like a lock. Wednesday, Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland announced she’d support the controversial nuclear deal between world powers and Iran — giving President Barack Obama’s administration enough votes to keep Congress from overriding it. As Ron Dermer, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, spoke with Eric Scott of Townsquare Media’s New Jersey 101.5 Wednesday, he acknowledged that political reality — even if he didn’t much like it (listen to the full interview above). The deal, Dermer told Scott, is “a danger to the region and a danger to the world. This decision today and this announcement...
  • New Clinton Violations In Use Of Thumb Drives For Emails

    09/02/2015 2:52:26 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9-2-15 | Richard Pollock
    Hillary Clinton violated numerous State Department rules by using privately owned thumb drives to copy 30,000 of her official emails for her lawyer, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation. The former Secretary of State in December 2014 downloaded 30,000 government emails created during her tenure in the position from her private server onto three commercial thumb drives, which her lawyer, David Kendall, transported to Washington, D.C. The State Department released 7,000 new Clinton emails Monday, including at least 125 that were treated by the department as classified. The FBI is conducting a criminal investigation into the handling of...
  • Who is protecting Al Sharpton?

    09/02/2015 2:52:13 PM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 30 replies
    My Research | 9/2/2015 | Me
    who is protecting Al Sharpton? I figure someone in the Freeper community has to have a clue. He owes enough back taxes to put him away for like ever. He has strong armed enough major companies for money to qualify as a one man criminal enterprise and yet he never even gets indited. Who is protecting him?
  • Ex-NFL running back Phillips charged with killing cellmate

    09/02/2015 2:51:27 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 21 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 2, 2015
    Former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips has been charged with murder in the death of his cellmate at a Central California prison. Phillips is suspected of killing 37-year-old Damion Soward at Kern Valley State Prison in April. Officials determined Soward was strangled.
  • Teen birth rate falls in US

    09/02/2015 2:49:07 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies
    The Medical Press ^ | April 7, 2015
    The birth rate among US teenagers has continued to decline, but health authorities said Tuesday that even greater strides could be made if more teens used long-acting forms of contraception. More than 273,000 babies were born to mothers aged 15 to 19 in 2013, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. The teen birth rate in 2013, the most recent year in which data is available, was 26.5 births per 1,000 teenagers. This was more than double that in 1991, when the birth rate was 61.8 births per 1,000 teens.
  • Paring His Bucket List, Obama Relishes Hiking at an Alaskan Glacier (all by himself)

    09/02/2015 2:48:34 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    NY Times ^ | September 1, 2015 | Julie Hirschfeld Davis
    President Obama hiked alone up a gravel path toward Exit Glacier, gazing at a mass of flowing ice as it melted into the plain below. “How’s this?” he marveled as he surveyed the terrain on a cloudless day. “Beats being in the office.” Mr. Obama is in legacy-building mode here in Alaska, where he has come to talk about the rapidly unfolding effects of climate change and the urgent need to address it. He saw the consequences of global warming during his trek to the glacier, which has receded more than a mile over the past 200 years because of...
  • Sarcastic Definition of the Day: Constitution

    09/02/2015 2:46:44 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    American Irony ^ | 9-2-15 | The Looking Spoon
  • Kentucky Clerk: Marriage License Law (Vanity)

    09/02/2015 2:41:50 PM PDT · by DouglasKC · 17 replies ^ | 9/2/2015 | Self
    I thought it would be interesting to look at the laws by which elected County Clerk of Rowan, Kentucky was elected to abide by. The County Clerk does much more than just issue marriage licenses. This document, Duties of Elected County Officials details the various duties. Concerning marriage licenses this is what it says:The county clerk issues marriage licenses (KRS 402.080) and files and records all marriage certificates (KRS 402.220 and 402.230). Military discharges may also be recorded in the county clerk’s office (KRS 422.090). On or before the 10th day of each month, the county clerk reports to the...
  • Mark Meadows Aims to Banish John Boehner: “the people at My Back is Better than DC in My Pocket”

    09/02/2015 2:38:39 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) visited Breitbart News Sunday to discuss why he initiated a “motion to vacate the chair” aimed to oust Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) as the GOP leader in the House of Representatives. Meadows filed the request at the end of July to prompt a “family conversation” within the GOP on the future of the House leadership. “It’s really more about trying to have a conversation on making this place work, where everybody’s voice matters, where there’s not a punitive culture,” he said before congress broke for recess in August. In the last 105 years, only once...
  • Jeb Bush is really bad at running for president: An examination

    09/02/2015 2:38:10 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    Salon ^ | 9/2/15 | JACK MIRKINSON
    There’s been a startling development in the 2016 campaign over the last day or so: Jeb Bush is trying to display what you and I might call “an emotion.” The former governor of Florida had clearly planned to do without the pesky things during his run for the presidency, but that was before Donald Trump came in and messed everything up. Trump saw a big target on Bush’s back and has been shooting arrows into it remorselessly, so Bush has decided to lead an angry, forceful counterattack. Never mind that “Jeb Bush on the attack” does not exactly bring to...
  • The War on McDonalds; Email scandals spread; US dry land declared "Waters of the World by EPA

    09/02/2015 2:35:24 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Wisconsin Club for Growth ^ | 9-2-15 | Wisconsin Club for Growth
    The War on McDonald’s The high and mighty of the Democratic Party sneer at fast-food jobs, calling them unworthy of the often minimally-skilled workers who hold them. But those jobs fill a vital need for such workers: the opportunity to get paid while acquiring stronger skills. Now, in an oh-so-typical overabundance of false solicitude for the welfare of those workers, the Obama administration has acted to make the jobs that are available to them harder to get. Last Thursday, the National Labor Relations Board did what’s been long expected, broadening the definition of a “joint employer” to drag countless businesses...
  • Doctors to Trump: Deporting Illegal Immigrants Would Be Bad for U.S. Health (barf alert)

    09/02/2015 2:29:15 PM PDT · by fifedom · 87 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | Sept. 2, 2015 | Millie Dent
    The American College of Physicians has a message for Donald Trump and any other presidential contender advocating for mass deportation of illegal immigrants: Any plan to kick out those 12 million people from the country could have severe public health consequences. ... “Numerous studies show that deportation itself, as well as the fear of being deported, causes emotional distress, depression, trauma associated with imposed family separations, and distrust"
  • GOP circulates loyalty pledge to box Trump in

    09/02/2015 2:28:17 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 69 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/02/2015 | Alex Isenstadt
    173 Shares 254 Shares Google + Email Comment Print  Getty 2016 RNC circulates loyalty pledge By ALEX ISENSTADT 09/02/15, 04:23 PM EDT The Republican National Committee on Wednesday privately reached out to GOP presidential campaigns to ask whether they’d be willing to sign a pledge stating they would not run as an independent candidate in the event they fail to win the Republican nomination in 2016. “I [name] affirm that if I do not win the 2016 Republican nomination for president of the United States I will endorse the 2016 Republican presidential nominee regardless of who it is,” the...
  • Iran Army Commander: We’ll Keep Arming Until Israel Overthrown

    09/02/2015 2:22:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    INN ^ | 9/2/2015, 7:59 PM | Ari Soffer
    One of Iran’s top military commanders has said the Islamic Republic will continue to bolster its military capabilities until Israel is destroyed and a Palestinian Arab state established in its place. Brigadier General Mohsen Kazzemeini, a senior commander in the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), was speaking to soldiers during a military drill in Tehran Wednesday. “They (the US and the Zionists) should know that the Islamic Revolution will continue enhancing its preparedness until it overthrows Israel and liberates Palestine,” Kazzemeini said, according to the semi-official Fars News Agency. …