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  • Putin: Turkey SHOT DOWN down Russian plane to DEFEND ISIS oil supplies

    12/01/2015 6:36:07 AM PST · by Iron Munro · 3 replies
    PamelaGeller.com ^ | Nov. 30, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    Putin says Russia has proof ISIS oil routed through Turkey…and Obama has/is supporting these killers. Obama is on the wrong side every time. Every time. Obama has a perfect record of siding with evil every time. Russia has 'more proof' ISIS oil routed through Turkey, Erdogan says he'll "resign if it’s true," By RT, Nov 30, 2015 Russia has received additional intelligence confirming that oil from deposits controlled by Islamic State is moved through Turkey on an industrial scale, said Vladimir Putin. President Recep Erdogan said he will resign if this is confirmed. Moscow has grounds to suspect that the...
  • No More 'Christmas in Washington': After 33 Years the Show Has Been Canceled

    12/01/2015 6:27:34 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12-01-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    [VIDEO] That's it. No more "Christmas in Washington." After 33 year years and 5 administrations, the live Christmas concert has been canceled: After last year’s show, hosted by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, TNT announced that it would no longer broadcast the Christmas special, ending a 15-year partnership with veteran producer George Stevens Jr. and his son, Michael. The Stevenses, who had just been ousted as the producers of the Kennedy Center Honors gala, said they were in search of a new broadcast partner. But a new network sponsor was never found, and according to the Stevens Co., the 2014 broadcast...
  • Jeff Sessions Rings Alarml: Obama Will ‘Be Allowed’ To Bring In 10,000 Syrians

    12/01/2015 6:23:18 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-01-2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)82% is warning Americans that under newly minted House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)58% ’s and Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)52% ’s planned government funding bill, President Barack Obama will be “allowed” to bring in 10,000 Syrian refugees and place them in American communities. Session said in a statement released this morning: "As currently written, this year’s appropriations bills – which will be combined into a catch-all ‘omnibus’ by December 11th – amount to a blank check for the President to carry out his refugee resettlement plans. "Not only will the President be allowed to...
  • Obama names fired campaign official as top adviser on Islamic State

    12/01/2015 5:30:17 AM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/30/15 | NICOLE DURAN
    resident Obama on Monday promoted an official to be his top adviser in the fight against the Islamic State, one he fired from his presidential campaign in 2008 for talking to Hamas ... Rob Malley .. was fired from then-Sen. Barack Obama's first presidential campaign in 2008 for meeting with Hamas officials when he was an informal adviser to the campaign. Obama at the time was downplaying the idea he would negotiate with groups opposed to Israel.
  • Feds Delay Deal for California ISIS Supporter

    12/01/2015 5:26:46 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | December 1, 2015 | Lloyd Billingsley
    Feds Delay Deal for California ISIS Supporter Putting off punishment for the man who wanted to blow up a "Zionist" daycare. December 1, 2015 Lloyd Billingsley Despite a tepid response from the president, the November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris may be causing some U.S. officials to take stateside ISIS recruits more seriously. On November 17, the U.S. Department of Justice was to make an offer to Islamic State supporter Nicholas Teausant, seeking to resolve his case without trial "with the possibility of a guilty plea to an as-yet-undefined charge" as the Sacramento Bee reported. Reports of a settlement...
  • When in Paris… President Obama has a ‘working dinner’ at three-star eatery

    12/01/2015 5:24:10 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/1/2015 | Emily Heil
    As working dinners go, President Obama's meal Monday night in Paris with French President Francois Hollande, Secretary of State John Kerry and others wasn't too shabby. No cartons of takeout -- instead, the gang fueled up after a long day of climate talks at L'Ambroisie, the three-Michelin-starred temple of gastronomie in the Marais neighborhood. Per the Michelin Guide, the ornately be-chandelier-ed dining room is known for "incomparable classicism and an immortal feast for the senses." Perhaps worried that Obama would create an international faux pas by ordering a burger or a margarita (two of his faves), a reporter asked what...

    12/01/2015 4:55:23 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 25 replies
    EMail | 12/1/2015
    A List of Republican Budget Cuts These are all the programs that the new Republican House has proposed cutting. * Corporation for Public Broadcasting Subsidy -- $445 million annual savings. * Save America 's Treasures Program -- $25 million annual savings. * International Fund for Ireland -- $17 million annual savings. * Legal Services Corporation -- $420 million annual savings. * National Endowment for the Arts -- $167.5 million annual savings . * National Endowment for the Humanities -- $167.5 million annual savings. * Hope VI Program -- $250 million annual savings. * Amtrak Subsidies -- $1.565 billion annual savings....
  • Yesterday’s Giants, Today’s Dwarves

    12/01/2015 4:43:30 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/1/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The Left's highly selective application of today's standards to yesterday's heroes. The latest round of condemning the past on the moral criteria of the present started with banning the Confederate flag from public places. Now it is on to airbrushing away progressive old white guy Woodrow Wilson, in Trotskyized fashion, from public commemoration. But do those on the Left realize that they are rapidly becoming captives to the consequences of their own ideology? Their current effort to rewrite the past is doomed to failure for a variety of reasons. Left-Wing Hypocrisy First, this damnation of memory is not a balanced...
  • Cruz rises, Carson falls

    12/01/2015 4:28:59 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 1, 2015 | Niall Stanage
    Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) is rising as Ben Carson falls - especially in Iowa, where the Feb. 1 caucuses are a pivotal test for conservative hopefuls in the 2016 race. Carson, a retired neurosurgeon with no political experience, had been one of the GOP presidential contest's two surprising successes, alongside business mogul Donald Trump. Since briefly swiping the lead away from Trump in the RealClearPolitics (RCP) national polling average in early November, however, Carson has lost about one-fifth of his support in national polls. Perhaps even worse, Carson has slipped behind Cruz in two recent polls in Iowa, where both...
  • Fox and News Corp. join Obama climate pledge

    12/01/2015 3:02:13 AM PST · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/1/15 | John Siciliano
    President Obama is enlisting conservative media mogul Rupert Murdoch in his fight to combat climate change, with companies News Corporation and 21st Century Fox signing onto a White House pledge to cut emissions and support the president's push for a global climate deal in Paris. Tuesday's announcement by the White House nearly doubles the number of businesses to sign the climate pledge since July, making News Corp. and Fox, of which Murdoch is the co-chairman, the latest to do so. The 73 companies that signed the American Business Act on Climate Pledge have operations in all 50 states and represent...
  • Nearly 1,000 Clinton emails had classified info

    12/01/2015 3:01:16 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 01, 2015 | Fox News
    The State Department’s latest release of Hillary Clinton documents brings the total number of Clinton emails known to contain classified material to nearly 1,000. The department on Monday released its largest batch of emails yet, posting 7,800 pages of the former secretary of state’s communications. The latest batch contains 328 emails deemed to have classified information. According to the State Department, that brings the total number with classified information to 999. The emails in question were deemed classified before their release by the department – and the former secretary of state has said all along she never sent emails with...
  • Obama urges world action on climate change: No nation ‘immune’ to global warming

    12/01/2015 2:48:16 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 1, 2015 | Steven Mufson and Joby Warrick
    PARIS - President Obama joined leaders from 150 nations on Monday in pledging action against climate change, kicking off a historic two-week gathering that Obama called a "turning point" in the battle against one of humanity’s gravest threats. ...."The growing threat of climate change could define the contours of this century more dramatically than any other," Obama said in a speech at the Le Bourget conference center in Paris’s industrial outskirts. "What should give us hope that this is a turning point, that this is the moment we finally determined we would save our planet." Obama, who has staked his...
  • Barack Obama's full speech at Paris climate summit (they try in vain to shut him up)

    12/01/2015 1:44:27 AM PST · by InMemoriam · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 30, 2015 | New China TV
    Obama and the other leaders were requested to give three minute introductory addresses. At 8:41 on the video, they begin to try to finally shut him up. They try again every thirty seconds...until it becomes obvious that he could care less...
  • Mom could go to jail for letting her son play outside alone

    12/01/2015 12:03:34 AM PST · by detective · 55 replies
    MSN ^ | December 1, 2015 | Theresa Edwards
    That's what happened to Sonya Hendren when she let her 4-year-old son, Tomahawk, play on their gated Sacramento, California, apartment complex playground by himself. She felt her son could handle playing unsupervised 120 feet from her apartment's front door, but her neighbor disagreed. According to local news outlet CBS8, the neighbor, Sonja Horrell, reported Hendren to Child Protective Services, and Hendren was arrested for felony child neglect and endangerment.
  • Obama tells Putin to focus Syrian airstrikes on ISIS in half-hour face-to-face meeting in Paris

    11/30/2015 10:00:33 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 49 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 30 November 2015 | Tom Wyke
    U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin had a brief meeting at the climate summit in Paris and discussed the Syria crisis and the situation in Ukraine. Obama stressed the importance of targeting ISIS militants in Syria and not focusing military attacks against rebel groups who oppose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, an official said.
  • Prosecutors ban Soros Foundation as ‘threat to Russian national security’

    11/30/2015 11:23:03 PM PST · by InMemoriam · 13 replies
    Russia Today ^ | November 30, 2015 | Russia Today
    The Russian Prosecutor General's Office has recognized George Soros's Open Society Institute and another affiliated organization as undesirable groups, banning Russian citizens and organizations from participation in any of their projects. In a statement released on Monday, prosecutors said the activities of the Open Society Institute and the Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation were a threat to the foundations of Russia's Constitutional order and national security. They added that the Justice Ministry would be duly informed about these conclusions and would add the two groups to Russia's list of undesirable foreign organizations. Prosecutors launched a probe into the activities of...
  • Ted Cruz: Crazy Like a Fox and Waiting to Inherit

    11/30/2015 10:05:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Huffington Post Huffpost Politics The Blog ^ | November 30, 2015 | Richard Brodsky
    Most Republican candidates haven't learned the lesson from the early Trump/Carson dominance of primary polls. It isn't enough to adopt the hard right-wing orthodoxy demanded by core voters. All the candidates are fiercely anti-abortion, anti-gay marriage, pro-gun, pro-tax cuts for the rich and corporations, pro-austerity economics, anti-Planned Parenthood, and most are equally fierce about immigration reform, military toughness, global warming, etc. Trump and Carson prosper because they are also outsiders, non-incumbents untainted by the tradition of compromise and civility that democratic institutions require to function. At least half of the Republican electorate wants no part of discussion or bargaining with...
  • McCarthy predicts no gov't shutdown over Planned Parenthood

    11/30/2015 10:04:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 30, 2015 2:50 PM EST | Andrew Taylor
    A top House leader predicted Monday that Washington will avoid stumbling into a government shutdown next week over a tea party-backed drive to take away Planned Parenthood's funding. Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy added, however, that Congress may need additional time to work through a massive, $1.1 trillion catchall spending bill that tops the agenda as lawmakers return to Capitol Hill for a two- or three-week sprint to finish this year's session. McCarthy, R-Calif., told reporters that "I do not hear people shutting the government down over it right now," referring to demands by some conservatives to attach language to "defund"...
  • EPA boosts amount of ethanol in gasoline supply

    11/30/2015 9:57:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 30, 2015 3:10 PM EST | Mary Clare Jalonick
    The Obama administration is boosting the amount of corn-based ethanol and other renewable fuels in the U.S. gasoline supply despite sustained opposition by an unusual alliance of oil companies, environmentalists and some GOP presidential candidates. The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday issued a final rule designed to increase production of ethanol to be blended with gasoline through 2016, a decision that could reverberate in Iowa's crucial presidential caucuses. The agency said it will require more than 18 billion gallons of renewable fuels in 2016, most of it ethanol. The amount is less than was set in a 2007 renewable fuels...
  • Hillary Clinton's aide approached NFL chief for concussion advice, according to emails

    Emails show Hillary Clinton's aide approached NFL chief for concussion advice By Our foreign staff 3:19AM GMT 01 Dec 2015 The latest release of Hillary Clinton's private emails reveals how an aide approached American football officials for help deflecting criticism after she suffered a concussion in 2012 and how she needed help to navigate her cable TV box. Most of the emails show her as secretary of state dealing with the complicated politics of the Arab Spring, fending off questions about her role in the deadly 2012 Benghazi attacks and attempting to navigate an intensifying conflict between Israel and Palestine....
  • Citing Urgency, World Leaders Converge on France for Climate Talks

    11/30/2015 8:17:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 30, 2015 | Coral Davenport and Gardiner Harris
    LE BOURGET, France — One of the largest gatherings of world leaders in history began a multinational effort Monday toward forging what many called the planet’s last, best hope to stave off the worst consequences of climate change. “Never have the stakes of an international meeting been so high, since what is at stake is the future of the planet, the future of life,” President François Hollande of France told a packed United Nations plenary session at a convention center in this suburb north of Paris. Over the next two weeks, 30,000 diplomats and delegates will labor to hammer out...
  • Waynesboro Police Arrest Trio of Illegal Mexican Immigrants Found with Firearm (Virginia)

    11/30/2015 7:37:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    WHSV-TV ^ | November 23, 2015 | Staff
    WAYNESBORO, Va. (WHSV) -- Waynesboro police arrested three illegal immigrants from Mexico Friday afternoon when they were stopped on a traffic stop with a semi-automatic handgun among them. Fidel Moreno Pina, 35, Israel Arista Vega, 34, and Javier Lopez Gomez, 35, all face a single felony count of possession of a firearm by a non-U.S. citizen in the county illegally. On November 20, at about 1:15 p.m., an officer with the department’s Special Operations Division, who was acting on a tip, stopped a 2007 Hummer in the 1000 block of Albemarle Avenue. During the traffic stop, officers searched the vehicle...
  • Weekly "Talking Points" on Middle East, Iranian Deal, Refugees

    11/30/2015 6:44:55 PM PST · by Randall_S · 2 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | November 30, 2015 | USA Transnational Report
    Following the Turkish downing of a Russian SU-24 warplane in the border zone between Turkey and Syria, a new order is beginning to emerge in the Middle East. While America's influence in the region is dramatically reduced, Russia is rapidly gaining the trust of our former allies. This is the result of the Obama administration's undeniable cooperation and coordination with the Muslim Brotherhood, Turkey included, on the Arab Spring. - Turkey should be kicked out of NATO, and their attack on the Russian plane should be viewed as intentional incitement. Israel has admitted that Russian planes have crossed into Israeli...
  • Going "Concern": UCS is a corruption of science

    11/30/2015 6:06:47 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 5 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | November 30, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    Going "Concern": UCS is a corruption of science by Daniel Clark If you often read news articles about "climate change," then you've surely seen a group called the Union of Concerned Scientists cited as an expert source. When you encounter such a reference, you might as well stop reading, because what follows will have no scientific validity whatsoever. We know this from the fact that the very title of UCS is a contradiction in terms. There's a reason why there isn't an organization called the Union of Objective Scientists. A scientist is supposed to follow the evidence wherever it leads...
  • Obama’s anti-Islamic State coalition crumbles as Arab allies abandon effort

    11/30/2015 6:06:21 PM PST · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 30, 2015 | Guy Taylor
    The major Arab powers once deemed essential to the fight against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq have largely pulled back from the U.S.-led military campaign, undercutting the Obama administration's claims about the depth and reach of the coalition it has built with allies in the region. The Obama administration consistently touts the "65-nation coalition" it has assembled to fight the group also known as ISIS, ISIL and Daesh -- but critics say the fewer than a dozen nations today are contributing anything significant to the campaign. And behind closed doors, administration and military officials admit that air support...
  • White House holiday television special Christmas in Washington has been cancelled after 33 years

    11/30/2015 5:46:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/30/15 | Ashley Collman
    White House holiday television special Christmas in Washington has been cancelled after 33 years After more than three decades, the annual television special Christmas in Washington has come to an end. TNT severed its ties with the special's producer last year, and a new network was never found, therefore the White House tradition is coming to an end. The special, which first started in 1982, was attended by the first family and attended by a variety of musical acts. At the end of the performance, the president and his family would come onstage and join in a singalong with all...
  • Is Russia breaking the Geneva Convention by using deadly white phosphorus in Syria?

    11/30/2015 5:24:44 PM PST · by Libloather · 50 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/30/15 | Imogen Calderwood
    Is Russia breaking the Geneva Convention by using deadly white phosphorus in Syria? Claims that images and footage show incendiary being dropped on civilians Numerous reports claim that Russia has dropped deadly white phosphorus on civilians in northwest Syria, as its intensive bombing campaign against ISIS continues. The chemical weapon is banned under the Geneva Convention, because it is highly toxic and can burn through flesh and bone. White phosphorus, an incendiary also known as WP, is used by armies to illuminate targets during the night or as a smokescreen during the day. Shocking images posted to Twitter show the...
  • San Francisco's 'Hot Cop of Castro' was on medical leave during hit-and-run crash

    11/30/2015 5:21:40 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 26 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 30, 2015 | Veronica Rocha and Matt Hamilton
    San Francisco police officer whose good looks earned him the nickname "Hot Cop of Castro" was on medical leave when he allegedly hit two pedestrians with his Dodge Charger, then abandoned his vehicle and ran away, police said. Officer Christopher Kohrs turned himself in to fellow officers at police headquarters Sunday, according to the San Francisco Police Department. He was arrested and later booked on suspicion of two felony counts of hit-and-run. Kohrs, a 7-year San Francisco police veteran, was off-duty at the time of the crash and on medical leave for an unrelated medical condition, police said. If Kohrs...
  • Texas Dem Says Syrian Refugees Already at Southern Border

    11/30/2015 5:15:18 PM PST · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 11/30/15 | Brian Lilley
    Texas Democrat HenryCuellar, who represents the area around Laredo, says Syrian refugees are already hitting America's territory via the southern border and something needs to be done. Speaking withNews Radio 1200WOAI,Cuellarsaid it is time to stop debating refugees who could come in well over a year from now and figure out what to do with the ones arriving much sooner: "They are going to try to short circuit that wait of 18 to 24 months,"Cuellarsaid in theexclusive interview. "They will come in here, make their claim, and if there is nothing to hold them, they will be released." Two groups...
  • Secret memo shows Hillary Clinton urged Obama to bring al-Qaeda terrorists from Guantanamo to US

    11/30/2015 5:01:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/30/15 | David Martosko
    Secret memo shows Hillary Clinton urged Obama to bring al-Qaeda terrorists from Guantanamo to the US for criminal trials A bombshell memo declassified by the State Department shows Hillary Clinton urged President Barack Obama to begin transferring accused terrorist jihadis from the Guantanamo Bay military prison to the U.S. mainland for criminal trials. Clinton, now the Democratic Party's presidential front-runner, wrote down her recommendations to the White House for closing 'Gitmo,' a few weeks before stepping down from her position as secretary of state. She suggested that shuttering the facility, a 2008 Obama campaign pledge that never came to fruition,...
  • Illegal youths crossing border jumps 269%, HHS warns of running out of beds

    11/30/2015 5:00:38 PM PST · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/30/15 | Paul Bedard
    The Department of Health and Human Services has notified Congress that November has seen a huge number of undocumented youths crossing into the United States, up 269 percent over last November. And it is warning that it is getting close to running out of beds to house the immigrants. Some 5,200 arrived in November, more than twice the 2014 surge. That year, 1,927 crossed over, and that was down from 3,320 in 2013. HHS' Office of Refugee Resettlement houses the youths with the Administration for Children and Families. An email from HHS provided to Secrets said, "Based on twenty-four days...
  • Clean Power Plan Allows Government to Control Our Lives

    11/30/2015 4:57:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | Bud Brigham
    I've been blessed to contribute and participate in our country's oil and gas renaissance, which has helped to lower energy prices. It is rewarding to know this benefits the poor and middle class the most, facilitating job creation while creating more discretionary income. At my roots I'm a geoscientist, having studied geology and geophysics at the University of Texas. Part of my job is modeling what's under the surface in an attempt to predict where the oil and gas deposits are. In my profession I'm continually frustrated by the lack of knowledge and flagrant misinformation being perpetuated about the...
  • Diversity Visa lottery raises concerns over Social Security fraud

    11/30/2015 4:52:53 PM PST · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/30/15 | Stephen Dinan
    The Diversity Visa lottery, one of America’s weirder immigration programs, appears to be a gateway for Social Security fraud, according to the findings of an inspector general’s report released last month.Inspector General Patrick P. O’Carroll Jr. didn’t specifically blame illegal immigrants in the new study, but signaled the numbers issued legally to visa lottery winners could end up in the hands of unauthorized migrants based on previous work.The findings are fueling calls on Capitol Hill to do away with the Diversity Lottery altogether, and to step up controls on the use of Social Security numbers so the government can lock...
  • Obama Predicts: ‘Submerged Countries. Abandoned Cities. Fields That No Longer Grow’

    11/30/2015 4:49:47 PM PST · by jazusamo · 77 replies
    CNSNews ^ | November 30, 2015 | CNSNews Staff
    (CNSNews.com) - Speaking today at the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, President Barack Obama predicted that, unless the nations of the world acted now to combat climate change, countries would be submerged, cities would be abandoned, fields would no longer grown, and there would be new conflicts and floods of refugees. Here is a key excerpt from the president's speech, which is available in full at the White House website : This summer, I saw the effects of climate change firsthand in our northernmost state, Alaska, where the sea is already swallowing villages and eroding shorelines; where permafrost thaws and the...
  • New Fed rule limits its crisis bailout powers

    11/30/2015 4:14:40 PM PST · by Lorianne · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | 01 September 2015 | Kevin Lamarque
    The Federal Reserve Board on Monday adopted a rule that stops it from bailing out individual companies, a change that Congress demanded after the central bank's controversial decision to help rescue American International Group (AIG.N) and others during the financial crisis. The rule is designed to help end the notion of individual financial companies being "too big to fail," by allowing the Fed to rescue only the broader financial system instead of individual companies. Under the rule, the Fed can make emergency loans that can potentially be used by at least five companies, but it cannot make more ad hoc...
  • Illegal immigrants ('disfavored minority group') sue Oregon over ballot measure denying licenses

    11/30/2015 4:05:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/30/15 | Robert Shaffer
    A group of illegal immigrants is suing the state of Oregon to overturn a voter-approved initiative that denied them driver's licenses. The lawsuit, brought by five illegal immigrants, comes after Oregonians passed Measure 88 last year with a strong two-thirds majority. Thirty-five of Oregon's 36 counties voted against licenses for undocumented residents, as did every congressional district in the state, most of which are represented by Democrats. But the lawsuit alleges Measure 88 is unconstitutional because it "arbitrarily" denies driving privileges based on membership in a "disfavored minority group." It alleges Oregon voters were motivated by "animus toward persons from...
  • Trump in Macon, Georgia for rally (starts in about 30 minutes)

    11/30/2015 3:59:08 PM PST · by GilGil · 113 replies
    DonalTrump2016Online.com ^ | 11/31/2015 | staff
    Should be interesting in that Herman Cain will be speaking as well.
  • Was A Woman In The Marine Corps In the Mid-70s. Hillary Clinton’s Story Doesn’t Add Up

    11/30/2015 3:54:28 PM PST · by detective · 27 replies
    Townhall ^ | Nov 30, 2015 | Susan Hutchison
    Military service is in my blood. My father was a 3-Star General in the U.S. Air Force, my uncle a 3-Star General in the Army. Both are highly decorated Vietnam veterans. My father-in-law, a decorated Korean and Vietnam War veteran, retired as a Colonel in the Marine Corps. My husband is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a retired Colonel from the Marine Corps Reserves who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom. From a young age, the high calling of wearing the uniform surrounded me.
  • Tests showcase missile vs. missile technology

    11/30/2015 3:25:28 PM PST · by Mariner · 7 replies
    Fox News Technology ^ | November 30th, 2015 | By Allison Barrie
    In a battle of missile versus missile, the PAC-3 continues to blast threats out of the sky. In two separate tests at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico earlier this month, the PAC-3 performed well. As part of U.S. Army upgrade testing on the Patriot Air Defense System - essentially a military and civilian missile shield - Lockheed Martin’s missile successfully detected, tracked and intercepted a Patriot missile on Nov. 19. The missile was modified to be consistent with the sorts of tactical ballistic missiles forces face. On Nov. 12, a PAC-3 also intercepted an airborne target as part...
  • Iraqi PM: We don't need more US troops to fight ISIS

    11/30/2015 3:08:53 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/11/15
    Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Monday that Iraq has sufficient forces to fight the Islamic State group (ISIS), after American senators called for more US troops to be deployed to the country. "The Iraqi government welcomes an increase in support in weapons and training and (air) support from international partners in our war against Daesh," Abadi said in a statement, using an Arabic acronym for ISIS. But "we confirm that Iraq has enough men and resolve to defeat Daesh and other similar criminal groups," he said. Abadi's remarks came a day after American senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham advocated...
  • Former DIA Director: Manipulated ISIS Intel Probe 'Ought to Start at the Top'

    11/30/2015 3:07:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | Guy Benson
    Last week, Fox News and the Daily Beast followed-up on a September report in which dozens of US intelligence professionals accused their superiors of "cooking" intelligence assessments related to the threat posed by ISIS. There was a "persistent effort... to downplay or even change reports that that questioned how much progress a U.S.-led coalition is making in the Obama administration's stated goal to degrade, destroy, and defeat ISIS. Draft reports that contained a more pessimistic view, or that questioned the efficacy of hitting certain targets, were sent back to the analysts for more extensive rewriting," the Daily Beast reported.  Who gave these orders...
  • NARAL President to Pro-Lifers: Face ‘Judgment of the Consequences of Your Hate-Filled Rhetoric’

    11/30/2015 2:55:07 PM PST · by markomalley · 33 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/30/15 | Lauretta Brown
    Ilyse Hogue, president of the abortion advocacy group NARAL Pro-Choice America, derided pro-life activists David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress and Troy Newman of Operation Rescue after they condemned the Friday shootings at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood.Hogue implied that the shooting was a consequence of their pro-life work, saying that while they had freedom of speech, they “are not free from the judgment of the consequences of your hate-filled rhetoric.” “Sorry, David Daleiden. You don't get to create fake videos and accuse abortion providers of ‘barbaric atrocities against humanity’ one day and act shocked when someone shoots to kill...
  • Trump Holds Presser with Black Pastors After Meeting: ‘I Saw Love in That Room’

    11/30/2015 2:51:20 PM PST · by GilGil · 59 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/30/2015 | Youtube
    If you look at the CNN videos of this 100 pastor meeting they are portraying it as a disaster. If you view the attached youtube video you get a very different impression a very favorable impression. This is uncensored. You really understand the lying media is trying to trash Trump.
  • FYROM [Macedonia] border tension peaks as fence erected

    11/30/2015 2:15:24 PM PST · by Lorianne · 10 replies
    Ekathimerini ^ | 28 November 2015
    Tensions peaked at Greece’s border with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia over the weekend after the FYROM army started building a border fence to keep out would-be migrants. FYROM border guards were photographed by foreign news agencies as they erected a 2.5-meter-high fence along the Greek border on Saturday. A FYROM army source quoted by Agence France-Presse said the crossing from Greece to FYROM would remain open and that the fence was aimed at ensuring migrants did not try to slip across at other spots. FYROM authorities had indicated in recent weeks that they might build a fence to...
  • NY’s proposal to embarassing 63% pass rate in Algebra: make the test easier

    11/30/2015 1:51:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/30/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Call it the Common Core Curve. The New York Times reports that the higher performance expectations cited frequently by Common Core curriculum advocates turned out to be a little embarrassing to Empire State educators when it came to proficiency in algebra. Under the new curriculum, performance on the statewide aptitude tests dropped from a pre-CC 72% to 63%. The answer? In New York, one proposal is to lower the bar: In 2013, concerned that high school graduates were not prepared for college, the State Board of Regents revamped the exams students must pass to graduate, starting with the English...
  • How Green Energy Really Works

    11/30/2015 1:42:42 PM PST · by Lorianne · 11 replies
    Zero Hedge | 28 November 2015 | Tyler Durden
    After this week's vaporization of $29 billion of liabilities ($230 million of which was owed to the US Taxpayer) amid Abengoa's bankruptcy (Spain's 'Solyndra'), we thought it worth reminding the world's greater fools just how "green" energy works... As Pater Tenebrarum noted, oh so eloquently, Businesses that cannot possibly survive without subsidies are ipso facto not economically viable. In spite of all the high-minded pronouncements about the “need to save the planet” and how this valiant effort can allegedly be “combined with economic growth”, their existence serves primarily one function: to distribute money looted from taxpayers and consumers to assorted...
  • US Taxpayer Faces $230 Million Loss As Spain's 'Solyndra' Files For Creditor Protection

    11/30/2015 1:38:41 PM PST · by Lorianne · 9 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 25 November 2015 | Taylor Tyler
    "The future of the company seems very black," notes on trader as the bonds and stocks of Spanish renewbles form Abengoa lives up to its name and files for creditor protection, just as we warned was likely. With the stock crashing 70% to 28c and 4-month bonds trading at just 22c on the dollar, market participants face an almost total loss.. but, as we detailed previously, it is the American taxpayer - who thanks to Ex-Im Bank loans to keep this zombie alive - face losses of $230 million as Spain's Solyndra exposes another symptom of the Oligrachic ignorance of...
  • Former NYS Speaker Sheldon Silver guilty of all 7 corruption charges in twin kickback schemes

    11/30/2015 1:37:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 11/30/2015 | Stephen Rex Brown
    Sheldon Silver has gone from one of Albany's famed "three men in a room" to one of 198,000 people in federal lockup. A jury found the 71-year-old former Assembly Speaker guilty on all seven corruption charges Tuesday, sending a powerful message to politicians in New York's capital. Judge Valerie Caproni will set the date of his surrender. He faces a maximum of 130 years behind bars, though he is expected to face a sentence more in the range of 20 years. The verdict is a major victory for Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who slammed Albany as "a cauldron of...
  • Trump on meeting with black pastors: 'I saw love in that room'

    11/30/2015 1:28:25 PM PST · by dynoman · 72 replies
    CNN ^ | CNN
    "This meeting was amazing," Trump said in an impromptu press conference following the meeting. "Amazing people. We must have had more than 100 people in the room. We all thought it was such a good meeting ... and we have many, many endorsements that came out of the meeting."
  • Homeland Security Chair: Increase Funding to FBI, DHS to Combat Threat Inside U.S.

    11/30/2015 12:54:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 30, 2015 | 4:41 AM EST | Susan Jones
    Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, says "an increase in funding" is needed to protect the United States in the aftermath of the Paris terror attacks. Appearing on ABC's "This Week," McCaul was asked by host Martha Raddatz, "What about here in the homeland...what do we really have to do?" [...] Appearing with McCaul, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, agreed that "we certainly have resource challenges, but we are fortunate that we don't have anywhere near the number of foreign fighters to track that Europe does." ...