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  • Many TRICARE beneficiaries to get new contractors in ‘17

    07/30/2016 6:28:02 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | TOM PHILPOT
    Leaders of military medicine are promising TRICARE beneficiaries a smooth transition of healthcare coverage next year when three support contract regions (North, South and West) are reorganized into two (East and West), and many TRICARE users see different contractors take charge of civilian provider networks that deliver health benefits off base. The two new mammoth TRICARE support contracts, valued at a combined $58 billion over five years, are designed to more standardize care quality across networks, improve monitoring of provider performance, and smooth continuity of care by requiring networks providers to share patient care data with the military direct care...
  • Both Campaigns Stunned After Houston Chronicle Makes VERY Surprising Endorsement (MEGA BARF ALERT)

    07/30/2016 6:23:41 AM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 18 replies
    Bipartisan Report ^ | July, 2016 | Georgia Bristow
    One of the largest newspapers in all of Texas, which previously endorsed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, has now officially endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
  • What I See Happening In a Trump Presidency

    07/30/2016 5:18:45 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 33 replies
    Email | 7/30/2016 | Unknown
    Ihey will kill him before they let him be president. It could be a Republican or a Democrat that instigates the shutting up of Trump.Don’t be surprised if Trump has an accident. Some people are getting very nervous: Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett, Eric Holder, Hillary Clinton and Jon Corzine, to name just a few. It's about the unholy dynamics between big government, big business, and big media. They all benefit by the billions of dollars from this partnership, and it's in all of their interests to protect one another. It's one for all and all for one. It’s a heck...
  • ANNA News - Front Line Report, Aleppo - 28 July 2016 (ENG Subs)

    07/30/2016 4:24:37 AM PDT · by fella · 6 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | 28 July 2016
    ANNA News - Front Line Report, Aleppo - 28 July 2016 (ENG Subs) Another ANNA News report from Aleppo. The Layramoun industrial district is completely free of terrorists as of late on 28 July, when over 100 terrorists were seen fleeing the area in convoys, which were attached by artillery and air strikes from SAA and SyAAF (I do not have confirmation of RuAF participation in this). Bani Zaid district is still not confirmed rat-free, although it likely will be in a day or two. The northern Aleppo cauldron is completely closed, and the heaviest fighting is over. This is...
  • Venezuela's new decree: Forced farm work for citizens

    07/30/2016 4:37:55 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 43 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 7/29/2016 | by Patrick Gillespie, Rafael Romo and Osmary Hernandez
    A new decree by Venezuela's government could make its citizens work on farms to tackle the country's severe food shortages. That "effectively amounts to forced labor," according to Amnesty International, which derided the decree as "unlawful." In a vaguely-worded decree, Venezuelan officials indicated that public and private sector employees could be forced to work in the country's fields for at least 60-day periods, which may be extended "if circumstances merit."
  • U.S. Air Force asks industry for proposals to replace nuclear missiles

    07/30/2016 2:47:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 29, 2016 | David Alexander
    The U.S. Air Force asked industry on Friday for proposals to replace the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile and the nuclear cruise missile as the military moves ahead with a costly modernization of its aging atomic weapons systems. The Air Force said in a statement it expected to award up to two contracts for a new ICBM weapons system, or ground-based strategic deterrent, sometime next summer or fall. It also expected to award up to two contracts in the same time frame for a new nuclear cruise missile, or long-range standoff weapon. Modernization of the U.S. nuclear force is expected...
  • Tim Cook is hosting a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton

    07/30/2016 2:41:41 AM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 13 replies
    The Verge ^ | July 29, 2016 | By Russell Brandom
    Tim Cook is planning a fundraising event for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, according to an invitation obtained by BuzzFeed News. The fundraiser is scheduled for August 24th and will be undertaken by Cook as a private citizen, rather than as a representative of Apple. Cook also hosted a fundraiser for Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan earlier this summer, indicating support for both parties. Thus far, he has not made any such gesture to Republican nominee Donald Trump, who called for a boycott of Apple products earlier this year.
  • Destructive Forest Fires are Due to – What?

    07/30/2016 2:05:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 30, 2016 | Paul Driessen
    First the Obama EPA came for coal mines, coal-fired power plants, miners, workers, investors, and all who depend on reliable, affordable electricity. Then the EPA, Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service and other agencies came after oil and gas drilling and fracking, and the workers, industries and families that need petroleum. They’re also targeting farming, ranching, airlines and manufacturing. It’s all to stop “dangerous manmade climate change,” rising seas, warmer and colder weather, wetter and drier seasons, and other “unprecedented” calamities. Now the Feds want us to believe worsening forest fires threaten communities, wildlife and wildlife habitats because we continue...
  • [Vanity] Connect The Killing of Vince Foster and The Killing of Jerry Parks

    07/29/2016 10:24:07 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 54 replies
    July29, 2016 | Stayfree
    Like many of us who follow the crime path of the Clintons over the last 20 years or so were often puzzled by the reason that Vince Foster was murdered because the coverup by the Clinton administration was so sloppy. And anyone who has seriously looked into it has concluded that he was killed because he had something on the Clintons...well, I have figured out why... Hillary is not your neighborhood girl, this is the evil witch from the north. There are over 100 dead bodies in her path to the White House and one that needs more attention than...
  • Obama Administration Releases Latest Executive Gun Control

    07/30/2016 12:17:51 AM PDT · by griffin · 41 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | 7/27/2016 | NRA-ILA
    On Friday, July 22, just as members of his party were gathering in Philadelphia to coronate Hillary Clinton as their presidential nominee, the Obama Administration once again released a sweeping gun control measure by executive fiat. This time the bad news came via the U.S. State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), which is primarily responsible for administering the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) and its implementing rules, the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). The upshot is that DDTC is labeling commercial gunsmiths as “manufacturers” for performing relatively simple work such as threading a barrel or fabricating a...
  • Boom! Trump exposes Hillary campaign for trying to rig next debates against him

    07/29/2016 8:42:30 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 119 replies
    Boom! Trump exposes Hillary campaign for trying to rig next debates against him. Donald J. Trump / @realDonaldTrump: "As usual, Hillary & the Dems are trying to rig the debates so 2 are up against major NFL games. Same as last time w/ Bernie. Unacceptable!" 11:03 PM - 29 Jul 2016
  • Donald Trump to Get National Intelligence Briefings Immediately

    07/29/2016 10:26:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | July 29, 2016 | Ryan Parker
    "There is no stipulation anywhere that requires a security clearance for a presidential candidate. The fact that they're a candidate qualifies them," says James R. Clapper Jr., the director of National Intelligence. Donald Trump will begin to get intelligence briefings now that he is the official GOP candidate for president. Both Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton will get briefings as soon as next week, James R. Clapper Jr., the director of National Intelligence, said Thursday during the Aspen Security Forum. Although Trump is a notorious tweeter and Clinton has been on the hot seat for her email server, Clapper...
  • Julian Assange: We have more material on Clinton

    07/29/2016 7:20:46 PM PDT · by Mariner · 154 replies
    AC360.com via CNN ^ | July 29th, 2016 | Anderson Cooper via CNN
    WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange speaks with CNN's Anderson Cooper about his organization releasing hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee.Video at the link...
  • The Reviews Are In: Conservatives Say

    07/29/2016 8:51:35 PM PDT · by lionstar · 24 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | JULY 28, 2016 | KATHERINE KRUEGER
    Something strange happened on the last night of the Democratic National Convention. After the GOP nominee lambasted the Democrats on Twitter for displaying what he viewed as too few American flags, there was a sea of waving flags as far as the eye could see when Hillary Clinton became the first woman to accept a major party's nomination on Thursday. A small faction of protesters chanting "no more war" as General John Allen spoke were quickly drowned out by chants of "USA!" filling the Philadelphia arena. The most notable refrain from the RNC crowd last week: "Lock her up." The...
  • 3 Walmart employees charged with manslaughter in death of shoplifter

    07/29/2016 8:42:26 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 29, 2016 | Fox staff
    Three Walmart workers in Florida have been charged with manslaughter in the February death of a shoplifter, police said Friday. They are accused of suffocating Kenneth Wisham, 64, after he tried to steal $380 worth of DVDs in a shopping cart from the Walmart on North Road 98 in Lakeland Feb. 7, Fox 13 Tampa reported. The station reported that the employees chased Wisham, who fell. They then held him on the ground. As he was being restrained, Wisham stopped breathing.
  • Woman in UN bribery scandal gets 20 months in prison

    07/29/2016 7:26:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/29/16 | Larry Neumeister - AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — A tearful U.S. citizen who bribed a top United Nations official to get support for business ventures was sentenced to 20 months in prison Friday by a judge who said bribery schemes do "substantial damage" to the U.N.'s image. Sheri Yan, 60, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Vernon Broderick in Manhattan after pleading guilty to a bribery charge in January. The judge said prison was necessary because of the seriousness of the crime.
  • Brazil's Lula to stand trial for obstruction of justice: court

    07/29/2016 7:18:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/28/16 | Reuters
    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and the former chief executive of investment bank Grupo BTG Pactual SA will stand trial for obstruction of justice, documents from a federal court in Brasilia showed on Friday. Lula was previously under investigation in various jurisdictions in a sprawling corruption probe focused on state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) but is now officially a defendant. The case dates to last November, when former Senator Delcidio do Amaral and Andre Esteves, the founder and former CEO of BTG Pactual, were arrested for allegedly trying to stop a...
  • Nebraska State Sen. Kintner accused of having sexually explicit video of himself on state computer.

    07/29/2016 7:10:43 PM PDT · by Coronal · 19 replies
    Kearney Hub ^ | July 29, 2016 | Emily Nohr and Martha Stoddard
    LINCOLN — A state senator from Papillion is accused of having a sexually explicit video of himself on his state computer. State Sen. Bill Kintner did not immediately respond Friday to requests for comment. State Sen. Bob Krist, who chairs the Legislature’s Executive Committee, said he alerted Gov. Pete Ricketts’ chief of staff Matt Miltenberger last year about a sexual video involving Kintner.
  • A Charismatic New World Leader Emerges and Suddenly Befriends Israel

    07/29/2016 6:43:04 PM PDT · by kindred · 18 replies
    https://grandmageri422.me/2016 ^ | 01/24/16 | Geri Ungurean
    In the end, it always comes down to money. An Article I wrote last year about Alexis Tsipras: A Charismatic New World Leader Emerges and Takes Control of Greece An Excerpt: “His name is Alexis Tsipras, and it seems that he meets much of the criteria of the prophesied Antichrist He was just elected as the Prime Minister of Greece. He is an atheist and a far left winger. His party in Greece is called SYRIZA. He has appeared out of nowhere in the last couple of years, almost magically. He has landed himself in a most precarious situation. Greece...
  • Catholic Church v. Israel

    07/29/2016 5:36:19 PM PDT · by kindred · 47 replies
    Pope Francis forgot to mention: the Vatican has walls. He also keeps protecting mistaken Catholic doctrine about Israel. Pope Francis endorsed the creation of a sovereign Palestinian state in Judea and Samaria, including east Jerusalem. This should surprise no well-informed person. Francis, like his predecessor, Pope Benedict, knows where the holiest and most world-significant site of the Jewish People rests. He knows about the theological significance of the Temple Mount and how it casts a question on Catholic dogma. But let me focus on the learned Benedict whom, unlike Francis, one cannot mistake for a Leftist. Pope Benedict’s dilemma Professor...
  • California risks $135M in federal grants over 'sanctuary city' policy

    07/29/2016 4:38:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 29, 2016 | Malia Zimmerman
    <p>California state and local law enforcement agencies may have to choose between more than $100 million in federal aid and the “sanctuary city” immigration policies that supporters say are humane, but critics say fuel crime.</p> <p>The policies, whether in writing or just in practice, preclude local law enforcement from working with federal authorities when they catch an illegal immigrant who by law faces deportation. The laws have sparked a national controversy in the wake of dozens of murders and other violent crimes committed by illegal immigrants who local law enforcement did not report to the Department of Homeland Security.</p>
  • GRAPHIC: Gulf Cartel Policing Texas Border for Common Criminals

    07/29/2016 4:12:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | July 28, 2016 | Cartel Chronicles
    MATAMOROS, Tamaulipas — The failed strategy by the Mexican government has created a new issue in this border city where organized crime has tried to diminish common crime in an effort to lower public attention. Drug cartels appear to be succeeding in lowering common crime, something that the State of Tamaulipas has failed in. “They cut my fingers off for being a thief,” the tattoo on the forehead of a suspected criminal explained. Information obtained by this outlet points to the victim being connected to a series of burglaries in the city. His kidnapping and torture appear to be a...
  • Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby Just Accused Police of Another Crime Without Any Evidence

    07/29/2016 3:54:03 PM PDT · by Boomer · 39 replies
    Law Newz ^ | July 27th, 2016 | Chris White
    On Wednesday, Mosby was back in front of the cameras where she made extraordinary shocking allegations against the Baltimore Police Department, again. A defiant Mosby refused to take any accountability for her rush to judgment in charging the six police officers just over one year ago. Instead, she chose to blame the Baltimore police investigators for her inability to sustain a single criminal charge against the accused officers. Mosby accused investigators of intentionally trying to harm the state’s ability to bring charges, even going so far as to claim investigators committed a felony by manufacturing evidence in the case. Yes,...
  • Exclusive: Clinton campaign also hacked in attacks on Democrats - sources

    07/29/2016 2:13:19 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 93 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 29 Jul 16 | Mark Hosenball, Joseph Menn and John Walcott
    The computer network used by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign was hacked as part of a broad cyber attack on Democratic political organizations, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The latest attack, which was disclosed to Reuters on Friday, follows reports of two other hacks on the Democratic National Committee and the party’s fundraising committee for candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives. The U.S. Department of Justice national security division is investigating whether cyber hacking attacks on Democratic political organizations threatened U.S. security, sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.
  • Hillary Clinton will reset Syria policy against 'murderous' Assad regime

    07/29/2016 1:46:59 PM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 44 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 29 July, 2016 | Ruth Sherlock
    Hillary Clinton will order a "full review" of the United States' strategy on Syria as a "first key task" of her presidency, resetting the policy to emphasise the "murderous" nature of the Assad regime, foreign policy adviser with her campaign has said. <-SNIP-> Speaking on the sidelines of the Democratic National Convention, Mr Bash, who is advising the party's presidential nominee, said a Clinton administration would seek to bring "moral clarity" to the US strategy on the Syrian crises. <-SNIP-> Mr Bash describes a foreign policy more hawkish than that of the current administration. He said there were a "lot...
  • More Hillary rigging

    07/29/2016 1:14:01 PM PDT · by Little Pig · 20 replies
    Pirate 4x4 website ^ | 7/29/16 | eraser5
    In 2008 Debbie Wasserman Schultz was Hillary's campaign co-chair. Hillary lost. What could possibly make sure the Hillary won the next nomination? How about her co-chair becoming the DNC chairman? That aught to do it. But how do you get the sitting chairman to vacate AND recommend Debbie Wasserman Schultz? What could you possibly promise to make that happen? Would it help to know that Tim Kaine was the DNC chairman in 2008? I picked up on this and thought, no way. Too simple to verify. So I googled. Danged. He was. He did. She was. She did. He's looking...
  • Trump beats Hillary in Viewers

    07/29/2016 12:41:53 PM PDT · by Crimson Elephant · 11 replies
    Deadline.com ^ | July 29th, 2016 | Dominic Patten
    It looks like Donald Trump is going to take the lead over Hillary Clinton this election...
  • Trump prevails over Clinton in convention speech ratings race

    07/29/2016 12:39:01 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 21 replies
    http://money.cnn.com ^ | July 29, 2016 | Brian Stelter
    Who won the convention ratings race, Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton? Trump, by a margin of two million viewers, according to unofficial ratings totals. Clinton's Thursday night acceptance speech at the DNC averaged 28 million viewers across the six biggest cable and broadcast channels. Trump's speech at the RNC one week earlier averaged 30 million viewers across the same channels. For Trump, the victory is even sweeter because while the first three nights of the Democratic convention out-rated the same nights of the Republican convention, his speech spurred more live viewership than Clinton's. The six channels included here are CNN,...
  • Court refuses to drop corruption charges against Menendez

    07/29/2016 11:30:19 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 29, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    A federal appeals court on Friday refused to drop corruption charges against Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), according to The Associated Press. Menendez's attorneys had argued that his actions on behalf of a campaign donor were protected because he's a sitting senator, but the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals disagreed. Prosecutors allege that Menendez received bribes from Salomon Melgen, an ophthalmologist and wealthy Florida donor, in the form of campaign donations and extravagant gifts. In return, Menendez allegedly set up meetings with government officials to arrange favors for Melgen. Both men pleaded not guilty last year. In February, Menendez’s...
  • Obama to Name Navy Ship After Child Molester

    07/29/2016 11:11:22 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 47 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | July 29, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    This is what Obama thinks of the military. This is what he thinks of children. This is what he thinks of us. As J.E. Dyer reports, Obama will be naming a Naval vessel after Harvey Milk... The U.S. Naval Institute reports that Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will be naming a Military Sealift Command support ship after slain San Francisco politician Harvey Milk, a 1970s crusader for gay issues. The ship class is the John Lewis class “fleet oiler,” and USNS Harvey Milk will be T-AO-206, the second unit of the class. In company with Milk and John...
  • The VA's Luxury Art Obsession

    07/29/2016 11:04:34 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 7 replies
    Forbes ^ | 7/26/2016 | Adam Andrzejewski
    In the now-infamous VA scandal of 2012-2015, the nation was appalled to learn that 1,000 veterans died while waiting to see a doctor. Tragically, many calls to the suicide assistance hotline were answered by voicemail. The health claim appeals process was known as “the hamster wheel” and the appointment books were cooked in seven of every ten clinics. Yet, in the midst of these horrific failings the VA managed to spend $20 million on high-end art over the last ten years – with $16 million spent during the Obama years. A joint investigation by COX Media Washington, D.C. and our...
  • Where are the polls for Hillary's speech?

    07/29/2016 9:55:52 AM PDT · by pb929 · 41 replies
    Vanity | 7/29/16 | Me
    If I'm not mistaken, CNN did a poll immediately following Trump's speech last week, which by the way showed that people who watched the speech viewed it very favorably. So my question, where is the poll for Hillary's speech? Are the CNN pollsters on vacation this week or maybe they decided they need to give the public a day or two to soak up the Hillary love fest in the MSM before polling them? I think it's safe to say, if the results were good they would have been published.
  • Just before election, Obama doubles down on illegal immigrant fly-in program

    07/29/2016 9:50:38 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 29, 2016, 06:10 am | Dale Wilcox
    In an attempt to curb the ongoing surge of Central American illegal aliens crossing over our southern border, the Obama DHS yesterday announced the dramatic expansion of a 2014 program that puts so-called “refugees” from high-crime regions onto commercial airliners and brings them here directly to live and work. The initial surge, first reported on over the summer of 2014 and involving mostly unaccompanied alien minors (UAM) from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, caused outrage among the American public after apprehended minors began telling border patrol agents they were lured into making the dangerous journey by Obama’s apparent promise of...
  • Syria, Russia seek rebel surrender with Aleppo seige

    07/29/2016 9:48:55 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 3 replies
    Gulf News, Syria ^ | July 29, 2016 | Sami Moubayed
    The Syrian war might be at its most significant juncture in years, as regime troops complete their encirclement of rebel-held parts of eastern Aleppo, the former industrial capital of Syria’s north. The idea is simple: to starve the rebel groups into complete submission or create enough domestic pressure on them, from civilians residing there, to pack up and leave. The other option would have been for the Russian and Syrian armies to pound Aleppo from the skies, completely destroying the ancient city, with an astronomically high collateral damage and loss of human life. Regime sources in Damascus, speaking to Gulf...
  • Ratings: Democratic Convention Down From RNC's Closing Night

    07/29/2016 9:39:51 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 37 replies
    tvline.com ^ | 7/29/2016 | Matt Webb Mitovich
    The Big 3’s coverage of the Democratic National Convention on Thursday totaled 10.2 million viewers and a 2.5 demo rating, on par with Night 3 yet down from the RNC’s Night 4 (12.3 mil/2.6). The prelim numbers are also down sharply from broadcast-TV’s coverage of the closing night of the 2012 DNC (14.7 mil/4.1, where NBC started at 9/8c).
  • House surrounded in search for officer's killer [San Diego]

    07/29/2016 9:30:21 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 12 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | July 29, 2016 | David Hernandez and Lyndsay Winkley
    SAN DIEGO — A police officer used a bullhorn to urge a man named Marcos to come out of a house on Epsilon Street just west of 41st Street. The officer said, "We're not going anywhere. It has been a really long night. I'm worried about you. I haven't heard from you for a while. "I need to hear from you. You need to talk to me. Your sister ... is really scared. What should I tell her? It's not fair to have your sister so worried about you." Officers fired repeated gas bombs into the home, which had an...
  • Clinton/Kaine Education Views Might Make You Rethink Public School

    07/29/2016 8:32:45 AM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 15 replies
    ConservativeReview.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Emmett McGroarty
    We know what Hillary Clinton wants for public K-12 education. She wants universal government preschool, despite the well-documented failure of government preschool to deliver even a fraction of what the Hillaryites promise. She wants federal “education SWAT teams” to “help” struggling schools (that idea creates interesting visuals). She wants more federal control over school discipline to enforce “school climates” of which she approves. And all education should be geared toward a sweeping, centralized, government-controlled system of workforce-development. The centerpiece of his proposals on education when he ran for governor was to install universal government preschool for all Virginia four-year-olds. We...
  • 'Unique, strange, and terrible' -- ISIS may have recently created a new type of bomb

    07/29/2016 8:13:11 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 50 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 29, 2016 | David Choi
    On July 3, 292 Iraqis lost their lives in ISIS’ deadliest attack thus far. In a crowded street in Baghdad’s Karrada neighbourhood, a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) was detonated after midnight, causing nearby dwellings to be engulfed in flames. Many residents were trapped inside the inferno and burned to death — it was estimated that merely 20 to 30 people had perished from the initial explosion. But investigators at the scene are now concerned with another potential threat: A new type of bomb may have been developed and used by the terrorist group. “We’ve never seen it before, and...
  • How Democrats became the party of ‘safe socialism’

    07/29/2016 7:48:33 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    The Democratic Party has perhaps never been so radical or so conventional. The Democrats are now to the left of President Obama and desperately trying to placate the teary-eyed, obstreperous, wholly unrealistic shock troops of the Bernie Sanders Revolution, yet they’re also portraying themselves as the party of sobriety and traditional political norms. This year, Democrats want to fight the man and be the man, and running against Donald Trump, they might manage the feat. The Sanders delegates — by all appearances, the kind of people who typically work the giant puppets at street protests rather than serve as delegates...
  • Shattuck: Democrats glad to flee Philadelphia

    07/29/2016 7:17:07 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 24 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 07/29/16 | Tom Shattuck
    PHILADELPHIA — It’s a good thing the decorative DNC signage is coming down all over Philadelphia. Most Democrats could do without the reminders of a week gone wildly wrong, a week which is the second in a row whose primary beneficiary is Donald J. Trump. The passion and enthusiasm came to this city in support of Bernie Sanders and it leaves orphaned but resolved.
  • TRUMP CAMPAIGN STATEMENT ON CLINTON'S ACCEPTANCE SPEECH

    07/29/2016 6:28:59 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 61 replies
    Donald Trump Facebook ^ | July 29, 2016 | Donald J. Trump
    TRUMP CAMPAIGN STATEMENT ON CLINTON'S ACCEPTANCE SPEECH Hillary Clinton’s speech was an insulting collection of clichés and recycled rhetoric. She spent the evening talking down to the American people she’s looked down on her whole life. Hillary Clinton talks about unity, about E Pluribus Unum, but her globalist agenda denies American citizens the protections to which they are all entitled – tearing us apart. Her radical amnesty plan will take jobs, resources and benefits from the most vulnerable citizens of the United States and give them to the citizens of other countries. Her refusal to even say the words ‘Radical...
  • The press shouldn’t hold their breath waiting for Hillary Clinton to take any questions

    07/29/2016 6:00:41 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 35 replies
    Hot air ^ | July 29, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Not any time soon. If you were waiting for Hillary Clinton to hold a press conference (instead of one of her scripted campaign appearances with human stage props) and answer the burning questions the public surely has, you may be waiting a while. She hasn’t held a single press conference this year and there are apparently no plans to do so in the immediate future. (WaPo) When is Hillary Clinton going to hold that long-awaited news conference — the first of 2016? Whenever she feels like it. This has always been true, of course. The media can’t force her into...
  • Be afraid: The Clinton-Trump general election begins

    07/29/2016 5:53:06 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/29/16 | Shane Goldmacher
    Sub Heading: This will be one of the ugliest, most divisive elections in American history PHILADELPHIA — For four days here in this city of brotherly love and the nation’s founding, Democrats wrapped themselves in the language of patriotism and positivity, declaring the country would be “stronger together” as they nominated Hillary Clinton to serve as the first woman president. “Love trumps hate,” came the cheers from the crowd, only days after Donald Trump’s Republican convention echoed with chants of “Lock her up!” But as the 102-day general election starts, the reality is that both parties, saddled with two of...
  • Trump Castigated For Acknowledging Immigration Threats

    07/29/2016 5:35:59 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | July 29, 2016 | Michael Cutler
    There have been no shortage of participants of the Democratic Convention who have dismissed the concerns articulated by Donald Trump in his acceptance speech and elsewhere, as painting a fearful and dark image about America today.
  • DNC 2016: Lights over Oregon delegation cut after chants of 'No More War'

    07/29/2016 2:52:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | 7/28/16 | Talia Richman
    Since arriving at the Democratic National Convention, Gregory McKelvey said, he's felt like the party has been trying to silence him. The Oregon State graduate supports Bernie Sanders, not the party's presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton. So do many of Oregon's delegates. McKelvey said tension over that difference of opinion hit new heights Wednesday when the arena cut the lights over the Oregon delegation as they chanted, "No More War," during former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's speech.
  • FBI warned Clinton campaign of cyberattack by foreign government

    07/29/2016 1:08:48 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, July 28, 2016 | Victor Morton
    The FBI warned the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign in March that its computers had been the object of a foreign-government cyberattack, Yahoo News reported Thursday evening. However, according to Yahoo News, when the FBI requested that the Clinton team turn over email logs and staff addresses, the campaign’s lawyers refused.
  • Navy to Name Ship After Gay Rights Icon Harvey Milk: Report

    07/28/2016 9:04:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 131 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 7/28 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    The United States Navy will be naming one of their ships after gay rights icon and San Francisco politician Harvey Milk, according to a report by the U.S. Naval Institute, which cites a Congressional notice obtained by USNI News. The July 14 notice, which was signed by Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, indicates that he plans to name a planned Military Sealift Command fleet oiler, USNS Harvey Milk, according to USNI. The ship is reportedly being built by General Dynamics NASSCO in San Diego, California. A Department of the Navy spokesman did not have a comment on the report....
  • Do Democrats want to disarm minorities?

    07/28/2016 8:51:56 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 28, 2016 | John R Lott Jr
    On Tuesday night, the mother of Trayvon Martin praised Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia for having “the courage to lead the fight for common-sense gun legislation.” Numerous other speakers also raised the gun control issue at the DNC, too. But Wednesday night was clearly “gun night.” From Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) to former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey to former Representative Gabby Giffords and her husband, NASA Astronaut Mark Kelly to others, a string of speakers pushed for more gun control. When President Obama addressed the crowd he also pushed the notion of changing background checks...
  • Earnest Really Doesn’t Know His Electoral History, Claims Reagan Didn’t Win Two Majorities

    07/28/2016 8:07:33 PM PDT · by kevcol · 28 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 28, 2016 | David Rutz
    White House press secretary Josh Earnest falsely and repeatedly claimed at Thursday’s briefing that Barack Obama, not Ronald Reagan, was the first president since Dwight Eisenhower to win consecutive majorities of the popular vote. Even when he was corrected by a reporter, Earnest insisted Reagan did not get at least 50 percent of the vote twice. "I don’t think it's a coincidence that President Obama is actually the first president since President Eisenhower to win two national elections back-to-back, earning a majority vote from the American people," Earnest said.
  • Wasserman Schultz on DNC exit: 'Sometimes you just have to take one for the team'

    07/28/2016 7:35:10 PM PDT · by kevcol · 36 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 28, 2016 | Al Weaver
    Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the departing chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, said Thursday that she stepped down from her post because she had to "take one for the team" and help the party in the midst of tumult. . . "It has been a remarkable team effort," she said referring to her group at the DNC. "And you know sometimes you just have to take one for the team, and that's okay. It's okay."