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  • U.S. Honors Sen. Who Met With Communists, Rented Brothel, Let Mistress Drown

    03/25/2015 3:25:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 25, 2015
    A veteran senator who let his mistress drown in a car he recklessly drove into a pond, rented a brothel for an entire night in Chile and sought meetings with communists is being honored by the Obama administration this month. Ted Kennedy received his posthumous accolades from the Department of Labor (DOL) with an induction into the agency’s “Hall of Honor.” The recognition is meant to showcase the life-changing contributions that a unique group of people have made on the American way of work, according to the agency. A special panel comprised of the Solicitor of Labor, the Assistant Secretary...
  • Yes, Barney Frank Admits, I Want to Blame Only Bush

    03/29/2015 9:42:28 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 28 replies
    News Busters ^ | 3/28/15 | Jack Coleman
    As a long-term strategy for defeating jihadists, Americans blaming George W. Bush ad infinitum is sure to be a winner -- for jihadists. It's right up there with American retreat from leadership in the world as high on their list of goals. And sure enough, former congressman Barney Frank heartily endorses both. Frank was among the guests on last night's Real Time with Bill Maher, brimming with his usual persnickety bluster. At one point he tangled with conservative columnist S.E. Cupp on the subject of the abrupt US military withdrawal from Yemen. This led to a pair of candid admissions...
  • Widow: [Ted] Kennedy wanted to inspire future generations

    03/29/2015 10:23:36 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 29, 2015 | Timmothy Cama
    The widow of Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) is preparing for the upcoming opening of the institute named after her late husband. Vicki Kennedy invited “Fox News Sunday” to the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate in Boston days before President Obama visits to formally open it to the public. “He loved public service,” Vicki Kennedy said. “He believed in making a difference. And he wanted to inspire new generations to feel the same way.”
  • Wall Street welcomes expected Chuck Schumer promotion

    03/29/2015 6:28:06 AM PDT · by amnestynone · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | March 27, 2015 | MJ Lee
    Chuck Schumer is set to get a big promotion -- and that's welcome news to Wall Street. The veteran Democratic senator from New York is widely expected to take Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's job when he retires at the end of 2016. Reid, who announced he would not be running for reelection Friday morning, quickly endorsed his New York colleague for the role. Schumer's ascension to the top Democratic position in the Senate -- and even possibly to Senate majority leader if his party regains control of the chamber -- is a boon for the finance and business communities,...
  • Kerry cancels trip in honour of Ted Kennedy as Iran talks intensify

    03/29/2015 8:29:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 3/29/15 | Louis Charbonneau, John Irish, Parisa Hafezi
    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry cancelled plans to fly to Boston for a ceremony in honour of his late friend Edward Kennedy as talks on Iran's nuclear programme intensified in Switzerland, with two days left to a deadline. Kerry's spokeswoman said on Sunday he regretted missing the dedication ceremony for an institute named after the U.S. senator, who was a mentor to him. Officials close to the talks said the French and German foreign ministers, Laurent Fabius and Frank-Walter Steinmeier, were considering delaying a planned joint trip to Kazakhstan in order to focus on clearing...
  • Barney's Blithering Misunderstanding of Business: 'Your Being There Means Somebody Else' Won't Be

    03/29/2015 7:53:12 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Two days ago I ordered online a used copy of Milton & Rose Friedman's classic "Free to Choose," hoping a liberal loved one would be willing to read it. That doesn't look like it's going to happen, so now I'm tempted to send the book to Barney Frank—since it's apparent that, like many liberals, he doesn't understand the most basic notions of how free markets work. On Steve Kornacki's MSNBC show today, Frank described business creators as being "given privileges." Barney then added this mind-boggler: "there's only a limited amount of space, there's only a limited amount of businesses. Your...
  • [Howie] Carr: Editing Ted Kennedy World: Some facts didn’t make ‘Institute’ cut

    03/29/2015 4:42:50 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 29, 2015 | Howie Carr
    When Ted Kennedy wrote his initial account of Chappaquiddick for the Edgartown police in 1969, after he scrawled the words “Mary Jo” in the first sentence he left a blank space — because he had no idea what his victim’s last name was. That’s one of the many facts about Ted Kennedy that you won’t learn by visiting the new Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. In case you haven’t been eagerly anticipating this magic moment, the “Institute” opens tomorrow amid yet another orgy of shameless bum-kissing of what was once called “America’s First Family” by the...
  • Decorated Boston cop in coma after being shot in face

    03/28/2015 5:54:03 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 13 replies
    YAHOO.COM ^ | 28 MARCH 2015 | AP
    BOSTON (AP) — A decorated Boston police officer remained in a medically induced coma Saturday, a night after he was shot in the face by a man with several gun convictions during a traffic stop that ended when other officers fatally shot his attacker, the city's police commissioner said. Officer John Moynihan, 34, was struck just below his right eye, and the bullet remains lodged below his right ear, Commissioner William Evans said. He was listed in critical condition, Evans said Moynihan is undergoing tests and is being monitored for bleeding in his brain. "We are hoping and praying there's...
  • Decorated Boston Police Officer in Coma After 'Unprovoked' Shooting

    03/28/2015 10:45:25 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 26 replies
    ABCNews ^ | March 28, 2015 | EMILY SHAPIRO
    Decorated Boston Police Officer in Coma After 'Unprovoked' Shooting Mar 28, 2015 By EMILY SHAPIRO A Boston police officer was shot during a motor vehicle stop in Roxbury on March 27, 2015. ABC News A police officer decorated for his role in the Boston Marathon bombing remains in critical condition in a medically induced coma after he was shot in the face during a traffic stop, the city's police commissioner said today. Boston Police Commissioner William Evans called the shooting of Officer John Moynihan on Friday night "unprovoked." He and five other officers had pulled over a driver in Roxbury,...
  • Decorated Boston Cop in Coma After 'Unprovoked' Shooting

    03/28/2015 9:28:01 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    6ABC.com ^ | 03/28/2015 | EMILY SHAPIRO
    A police officer decorated for his role in the Boston Marathon bombing remains in critical condition in a medically-induced coma after he was shot in the face during a traffic stop, the city's police commissioner said today. Boston Police Commissioner William Evans called the shooting of officer John Moynihan on Friday night "unprovoked." He and five other officers had pulled over a driver in Roxbury, Massachusetts, when the driver began firing at the officers, according to police.
  • The Democratic Party has (almost) lost Wall Street [Thanks, Elizabeth Warren]

    03/27/2015 11:24:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2015 | Noah Rothman
    One of the worst kept secrets of President Barack ObamaÂ’ first term in office is how closely aligned that administration and the members of the Democratic Party were with the interests of the financial sector, despite party membersÂ’ repeated insistence that they wanted nothing more than to curb Wall StreetÂ’s excesses. The well-heeled bankers at Goldman Sachs had little to fear from Democrats who professed their appreciation for the promise of the Occupy Wall Street movement while the institutionÂ’s members were filling Democratic pockets with campaign contributions. The financial community could rest easy knowing that Democrats were aware of...
  • 5 Investigates: Alleged marathon bombing victim indicted for stealing from One Fund

    Investigates has learned that a woman who claimed she was a victim of the Boston Marathon bombing is now facing criminal charges. Joanna Leigh, 41, of Jamaica Plain, has been indicted by a Suffolk County grand jury for allegedly stealing almost $40,000 in charitable donations, including money from the One Fund Boston and benefits from the state’s fund for victims of violent crime. Watch video report According to court records, Leigh allegedly faked injuries to obtain services and money from donors, a doctor, young students and the One Fund which was established with private donations to help the many victims...
  • MIT expert: US rules make chances of cockpit takeover slim

    03/26/2015 4:23:05 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    WANE.com ^ | 03/26/2015 | Associated Press
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts Institute of Technology aviation analyst says U.S. flight regulations make it unlikely that a single jetliner pilot could barricade himself or herself inside the cockpit. MIT expert John Hansman tells The Associated Press that U.S. safety procedures require two people in an airliner’s cockpit at all times. Hansman says if the pilot or co-pilot of an American carrier leaves the flight deck for any reason, a flight attendant goes in.
  • Should Elizabeth Warren Run? A Debate With Myself

    03/25/2015 6:19:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Scene: A warm beach in the Caribbean (because as long as I'm setting a scene...), March of 2015Two women, both, curiously, named "Sally Kohn," recline and sip their drinks at they stare at the blue-green water, occasionally checking their addictive mobile devices for new emails, conversing about the third season of "House of Cards" and the political mess in Washington. They're both bold progressives and Democrats more by default than enthusiasm. The two Sallys are debating whether Sen. Elizabeth Warren should respond to the calls from the Boston Globe and others for her to enter the 2016 race, challenging likely...
  • APNewsBreak: Massachusetts seeks fed disaster aid for snow

    03/24/2015 3:34:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 24, 2015 5:32 PM EDT | Bob Salsberg
    Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration plans to ask for federal disaster assistance for the record-setting snowstorms that wreaked havoc on Massachusetts and piled up about $400 million in snow removal costs. An administration official tells The Associated Press the governor will be sending a letter to President Barack Obama by the end of this week asking for a disaster declaration for 10 Massachusetts counties. …
  • In spirit of Revolutionary War, students win right to hold “American Pride” dance [Update]

    03/24/2015 2:14:25 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 30 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Marhc 24, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    Patriotic teenagers in the birthplace of the American Revolution held their ground and fought back attempts by school administrators to cancel an “American Pride” dance on April 10 and replace it with a more inclusive event. (snip) Principal Laura Lasa told me the April 10th dance had never been canceled. They merely wanted to “dialogue” with students about inclusivity. “We were in a conversation with the kids about how the theme would be presented so that we could make sure that it was inclusive to all students,” Lasa said. “they took that as being told they could not.” (snip) Over...
  • Rand Paul: Current criminal laws create situation 'somewhat like segregation'

    03/13/2015 12:48:14 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3-13-2015 | Jonathan Easley
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) argued for criminal justice reform at a historically black college in Maryland on Friday, in what has become a staple of his message to young voters and minorities ahead of a potential presidential run in 2016. Paul, who has frequently nodded to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s idea that there are “two Americas,” said in his speech at Bowie State University there’s one America where citizens are free to pursue their lives freely, and one where the federal government piles on with unnecessary laws, burdensome fines and regulations, and overly strict sentencing guidelines that contribute to keeping...
  • Elizabeth Warren, run for the White House (Heap big barf alert!)

    03/23/2015 2:03:08 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | March 22, 2015 | Anna Galland
    Less than three years into her Senate term, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has established herself as the country’s leading advocate for working and middle-class families. The Democrat has proven equally adept behind the scenes and in the media spotlight, and has stood up to Wall Street banks and other powerful interests to win changes that are improving millions of Americans’ lives. Already, more than one observer has compared her to Massachusetts’ first “liberal lion” in the US Senate, Ted Kennedy. [Snip] ... this moment was made for Elizabeth Warren. With income inequality at its highest level on record, and corporations...
  • Did You Know That Noam Chomsky's 4 Grandparents Were Ultra-Orthodox Jews?

    03/19/2015 9:39:13 AM PDT · by pinochet · 11 replies
    Noma Chomsky is America's most famous anti-Israel intellectual. I came across this interview that he did, where he revealed that his Paternal and Maternal grandparents were ultra-Orthodox Jews http://tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/50260/qa-noam-chomsky This revelation is evidence of the damage that our Marxist universities inflict on young people from religious families. The more prestigious a university is in the eyes of the liberal media, the more Marxist it is. This should alert Freepers who are hoping to send their children to college in the next few years, to be very careful in their choice of college. Your son might end up becoming like Michael...
  • Dick Cheney calls Obama the 'worst president of my lifetime'

    03/18/2015 10:28:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    The Week ^ | 03/18/2015 | Catherine Garcia via James Rosen, From PLAYBOY interview with Dick Cheney
    In a new interview with Playboy, former Vice President Dick Cheney accused President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder of "playing the race card" and said that he could "go on for hours" about all of the ways Obama has "undone" the work of President George W. Bush.Although the article claims that Cheney's "preoccupations revolve around the books in his study and the purchase of just the right gifts for his grandchildren," it sounds more like he's kind of obsessed with Obama. Calling him "the worst president in my lifetime," Cheney said his criticism of Obama and Holder has nothing...
  • Obama’s Law School Professor: EPA Is ‘Burning The Constitution’

    03/17/2015 10:01:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    The Daily Caller News ^ | 03/17/2015 | Michael Bastasch
    resident Obama has found himself at odds with his old law school mentor over the Environmental Protection Agency. Laurence Tribe, a liberal constitutional scholar at Harvard University, told House lawmakers that EPA carbon dioxide regulations are tearing the Constitution apart. “EPA possesses only the authority granted to it by Congress,” Tribe told lawmakers in a hearing Tuesday. “Its gambit here raises serious questions under the separation of powers… because EPA is attempting to exercise lawmaking power that belongs to Congress and judicial power that belongs to the federal courts.” “Burning the Constitution should not become part of our national energy...
  • Campaign Contributions and Double Standards

    03/16/2015 8:30:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 15, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    WHAT DOES Massachusetts have against the First Amendment? A lawsuit filed in Superior Court by two family-owned companies — 1A Auto Inc., an auto-parts vendor in Pepperell, and 126 Self Storage Inc., a storage-unit rental firm in Ashland — challenges state campaign-finance rules so crazily lopsided they should be equipped with grab bars. Massachusetts law has long banned businesses from contributing to political candidates or parties, but under rules dating back to the 1980s, labor unions are free to spend up to $15,000 per year in direct political contributions with no disclosure required. Labor unions can also set up PACs...
  • Top Congressional Republican Wants To Know If Marijuana Should Be Legal

    03/15/2015 4:01:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 106 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 14, 2015 | Jonah Bennett
    The recent signing of a medical marijuana bill by GOP Sens. Rand Paul and Dean Heller hasn’t gone unnoticed. Republican Majority Whip Steve Scalise has introduced a poll on his website, asking people to vote on whether marijuana should be legalized on the federal level. Scalise in the past has voted down marijuana reform legislation, Marijuana.com reports. On May 30, 2014, Scalise voted against an amendment in the House to prevent the Department of Justice from using funds from its budget to crack down on states that have enacted medical marijuana programs. Later, in July, Scalise voted against legislation to...
  • Catholic Group Wants "St. Patrick" Taken Out of Parade

    03/14/2015 8:35:27 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 18 replies
    Mike Pescaro ^ | March 14, 2015
    Catholic Group Wants "St. Patrick" Taken Out of Parade By Mike Pescaro With a second LGBT group being allowed to march in the South Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, a Catholic group is urging parade organizers to remove the saint's name. The Catholic Action League said Saturday that it wants the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council to change the parade's name after LGBT rights group Boston Pride was admitted. Everything You Need to Know About Boston's St. Patrick's Day Parade OutVets, an LGBT veterans group, was told late last year that it would be allowed to march....
  • RFK, Jr. Uses the F-Word

    07/27/2004 10:39:55 AM PDT · by Southside_Chicago_Republican · 51 replies · 2,142+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 7/27/04 | Byron York
    Boston, Mass — Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., son of the late senator and nephew of the late president, told an audience in Cambridge, Mass. Monday that President Bush has brought fascism to America. Kennedy appeared at a forum, "Books, Politics, and the Culture War," sponsored by the Harvard Book Store and the Progressive Book Club. A longtime environmentalist, he delivered an extended criticism of the Bush administration's environmental policies before alleging that the president has, in effect, created a fascist system of government in America. "I was taught that Communism leads to dictatorship and that capitalism leads to democracy," Kennedy...
  • A Tale of Three Traitors, Ted Kennedy, John Kerry and Nancy Pelosi

    03/14/2015 7:52:33 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 17 replies
    Red Statements ^ | 3/12/2015 | Steven Ahle
    Democrats are calling republican senators traitors. If they truly believe that then Ted Kennedy, John Kerry and Nancy Pelosi are traitors, too. With the exception of Pelosi, the democrats would be worse traitors because they operated in secrecy, not having the intestinal fortitude to act out in the open. Let’s see how these three stack up against a letter written by 47 senators. First, to establish context, let’s examine exactly what the republican senators did. They wrote a letter to the Iranian government explaining US law. No only were they direct and open, but they are also correct. Any agreement...
  • Making history: St. Patrick's parade welcomes 2 gay groups

    03/13/2015 7:35:36 PM PDT · by PROCON · 41 replies
    apnews.myway.com ^ | March 13, 2015 | MARK PRATT
    BOSTON (AP) — The St. Patrick's Day parade in Boston will make history this Sunday as two gay and lesbian groups join the fun. The advocacy group Boston Pride and OutVets, a group of gay military veterans, have been welcomed by the organizers. "This is a tremendous leap forward," Boston Pride organizer Sylvain Bruni said Friday. Until now, gay rights groups have been barred by the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council from marching in the parade, which draws as many as a million spectators each year. Twenty years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the organizers' right to keep...
  • Exclusive — Scott Walker: Loretta Lynch ‘Not Fit To Serve’ As Attorney General

    03/13/2015 2:13:19 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | March 13, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says President Barack Obama’s Attorney General nominee, Loretta Lynch, is unfit to be the nation’s top lawyer because of her support for executive amnesty and other positions she’s taken, the governor’s spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski tells Breitbart News.“Given Loretta Lynch’s failure to commit to protect Americans from the president’s lawless executive overreach, that even he said nearly two dozen times, she is not fit to serve as the nation’s Attorney General,” Kukowski said in an email.Walker is in New Hampshire,the first in the nation primary state,on Friday, meeting with—among other—former Sen. Scott Brown(R-MA)—who narrowly lost to Sen....
  • 'Racism is not a figment of our imagination': Springfield (MA) leaders respond to Ferguson report,

    03/13/2015 11:18:44 AM PDT · by matt04 · 48 replies
    ... Bishop Talbert Swan II, pastor of the Spring of Hope Church Of God In Christ and president of the Greater Springfield chapter of the NAACP, said the report does not reveal anything new for the African American community. "The report reveals an atmosphere in the city that the majority of the African American community knew existed, but many outside the community were in denial of," Swan said. ... Swan said he wrote a letter to Mayor Domenic J. Sarno in the wake of the Ferguson incident last year requesting that a commission be formed to look at what elements...
  • Springfield (MA) unemployment rate rises to 10.2 percent, regional rate drops to 5.9 percent

    03/12/2015 12:57:08 PM PDT · by matt04 · 9 replies
    Unemployment in the city of Springfield rose in January to 10.2 percent from a revised 9.4 percent in December 2014. The change was likely a reflection of seasonal hiring trends as stores and warehouses let Christmas season help go. But the city's unemployment rate for January was lower than the 12.7 percent jobless rate recorded in January 2014. And the Greater Springfield regional unemployment rate in January was 5.9 percent, down from 6.3 percent the month before and 7.7 percent a year ago. ... The city of Springfield's labor force was 63,799, down from 64,208 a month ago and down...
  • Economist Tells Congress: U.S. May Be in ‘Worse Fiscal Shape’ Than Greece

    03/10/2015 3:11:57 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 86 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 03/09/2015 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    (CNSNews.com) -- The U.S. has a $210 trillion “fiscal gap” and “may well be in worse fiscal shape than any developed country, including Greece,” Boston University economist Laurence Kotlikoff told members of the Senate Budget Committee in written and oral testimony on Feb. 25. “The first point I want to get across is that our nation is broke,” Kotlikoff testified. “Our nation’s broke, and it’s not broke in 75 years or 50 years or 25 years or 10 years. It’s broke today. "Indeed, it may well be in worse fiscal shape than any developed country, including Greece," he said. (See...
  • Ted Kennedy's Soviet Gambit

    03/10/2015 2:00:17 PM PDT · by gr8eman · 18 replies
    Forbes online ^ | 8/28/2009 @ 12:01AM | Peter Robinson
    Picking his way through the Soviet archives that Boris Yeltsin had just thrown open, in 1991 Tim Sebastian, a reporter for the London Times, came across an arresting memorandum. Composed in 1983 by Victor Chebrikov, the top man at the KGB, the memorandum was addressed to Yuri Andropov, the top man in the entire USSR. The subject: Sen. Edward Kennedy. “On 9-10 May of this year,” the May 14 memorandum explained, “Sen. Edward Kennedy’s close friend and trusted confidant [John] Tunney was in Moscow.” (Tunney was Kennedy’s law school roommate and a former Democratic senator from California.) “The senator charged...
  • Giant Chunks Of Ice Wash Ashore On Cape Cod

    03/10/2015 7:27:56 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 25 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 9MAR2015 | Staff Writer
    BOSTON (CBS) – The historic winter of 2015 has left giant chunks of ice on the Cape Cod National Seashore. Cape Cod photographer Dapixara captured images of a person standing next to the massive pieces of ice that washed ashore in Wellfleet over the past few days. WBZ-TV Chief Meteorologist Eric Fisher says this could be a “once-in-a-generation” event due to the extraordinary amount of ice on the Massachusetts Bay. Fisher says the ice won’t be around for long. There have been several remarkable images left from the record-setting winter, including the nearly frozen waves captured off the coast of...
  • WRKO announces Howie Carr's return

    03/09/2015 6:32:30 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 31 replies
    WRKO ^ | 3/9/15 | WRKO
    BOSTON, MA – One of the more public divorces in Boston media history turns out to have been just a trial separation. Howie Carr and WRKO (680AM and 93.7FM HD-2) announced today that the legendary author, columnist and talk show host will return to the Entercom station on Monday, March 16. Carr will assume the weekday afternoon time slot he occupied on WRKO for decades, 3-7 p.m. Entercom Boston’s VP / Market Manager Phil Zachary said he believes Carr’s return was meant to be. “As the holidays passed, it became obvious to me that WRKO and Howie belong together,” he...
  • Schilling: Women should fight back against online harassment

    03/09/2015 11:01:33 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/8/15 | Maureen Callahan
    On the afternoon of Feb. 25, a Wednesday, Gabby Schilling received a long-awaited piece of mail: her acceptance letter to Salve Regina University in Rhode Island. She was also informed that she’d be pitching for the school’s softball team. Her dad, retired baseball great Curt Schilling, was elated. He wasn’t at the family home in Medfield, Mass., when Gabby got the news, but at 2:53 p.m., -snip- Schilling has 121,000 followers on Twitter. Within hours, he says, he started seeing some crass ­responses.snip Schilling thought about what to do. “Five years ago, I would’ve gotten in the car and beaten...
  • Water St. Shooting: Further Proof that Gun Violence Trend Continues in Worcester

    03/09/2015 10:31:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    golocalworcester.com ^ | 3/9/2015 | newsteam
    As hundreds of people were leaving the bars on Water Street early Saturday morning, Worcester Police officers working the Bar Impact detail responded to multiple gunshots fired outside of 129 Water St. The shooting, which occurred around 1:45 AM, resulted in one victim being shot through his hand. The victim also had received a stab wound to his upper body.
  • Dean at Boston high school arrested, accused of shooting student in the head

    03/09/2015 9:47:11 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 34 replies
    CNN. com ^ | 3/6/2015 | Stephanie Gallman and Pat St. Claire
    (CNN)—By all appearances Shaun Harrison was living an exemplary life. He was a dean at a Boston public high school. He mentored young people. And, Harrison regularly attended services at a local church for a decade, before leaving in 2012, according to the church's pastor. Now, Harrison is charged with armed assault with intent to murder, aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. He's also facing multiple weapons charges. Harrison is accused of shooting one of his students in the head. While he was working as "dean of academy" at English High, Harrison was also running a marijuana distribution...
  • Man spotted at Harvard University seeking aid for ISIS-connected charity

    03/06/2015 2:28:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 03/06/2015 | By Rebecca Fiore
    Harvard officials say they have notified members of the university community that an unidentified man came to the Kennedy School of Government on Tuesday who said he was soliciting donations for a charity connected to the Islamic State militant group. “At this time there does not appear to be a threat to the community, but we felt that it was important to notify members of our community. We have also notified the Harvard University Police Department,” the university said Friday in an e-mailed statement. “He has not been seen on the campus since that time,” the
  • More Than 300 Republicans Call on Supreme Court to Recognize Gay Marriage Nationally

    03/05/2015 7:06:54 PM PST · by PROCON · 105 replies
    time.com ^ | Mar. 5, 2015 | Zeke J Miller
    Signers include former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Sens. Susan Collins and Mark Kirk and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie BakerMore than 300 veteran Republican lawmakers, operatives and consultants have filed a friend of the court brief at the Supreme Court in support of same-sex marriage late Thursday. The amicus brief, organized by former Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman, was filed for the four same-sex marriage cases the Court will hear on April 28 that could legalize the unions nationwide. In 2013, Mehlman marshaled a similar effort for the case that overturned California’s Proposition 8, which had banned same-sex marriage...
  • Poll: Walker and Bush lead crowded GOP field

    03/05/2015 3:59:05 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Politico | March 5, 2015 | Nick Gass
    Scott Walker and Jeb Bush head a crowded field of prospective Republican presidential candidates in the latest national poll released Thursday. Walker, the Wisconsin governor, polls at 18 percent, and Bush, the former Florida governor, is at 16 percent. The poll, conducted by Quinnipiac University, has New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee at 8 percent each; retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson at 7 percent; Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at 6 percent each; Florida Sen. Marco Rubio at 5 percent; former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum at 2 percent; and South Carolina Sen....
  • Widow of dead Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev may face charges for attack: report

    03/04/2015 9:14:19 AM PST · by redreno · 19 replies
    http://www.nydailynews.com ^ | 03/04/2015 | BY Jason Silverstein
    The trial for the Boston Marathon bombing might become a family affair. Katherine Russell, the widow of slain suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, could face criminal charges for the April 2013 terror attack, ABC News reported. Police reportedly believe that Russell knew about the havoc Tsarnaev and his younger brother, Dzhokar, planned for the marathon, and failed to let authorities know about it. Dzhokar Tsarnaev is currently on trial for the attack.
  • Boston Bombing Suspect’s Widow Under Investigation, Could Face Charges

    03/03/2015 9:03:40 PM PST · by Steelfish · 18 replies
    ABCNews ^ | March 03, 2015 | BRIAN ROSS and MICHELE McPHEE
    Boston Bombing Suspect’s Widow Under Investigation, Could Face Charges BOSTON — Mar 3, 2015, By BRIAN ROSS and MICHELE McPHEE PHOTO: Katherine Russell, widow of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, stands during a hearing in district court Thursday, Jan. 9, 2013, in Wrentham, Mass. The widow of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects (Pic in URL) A spokesperson for the U.S. attorney’s office and the FBI declined to comment and authorities said no decision has been made on whether to eventually bring charges while prosecutors concentrate on the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Russell’s brother-in-law. Russell, who was married...
  • (61) Members of Congress Skipping Netanyahu’s Speech (Iran Lobby says 61 will boycott!)

    03/02/2015 7:01:25 PM PST · by Dave346 · 51 replies
    NIAC ^ | March 2, 2015 at 9:24 PM
    Currently, 61 members of Congress have confirmed they will not attend the speech. Arizona Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) California Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA) Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) — “I am disappointed Speaker Boehner chose to irresponsibly interject politics into what has long been a strong and bipartisan relationship between the United States and Israel. As President Obama has noted, it is inappropriate for a Head of State to address Congress just two weeks ahead of their election. I agree that Congress should not be used as a prop in Israeli election campaigns,...
  • Call Clinton Foundation Action What It Was: Corruption

    02/28/2015 11:46:47 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 2 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 02/27/2015 | Michael Rubin
    So, it’s now become clear that the Clinton Foundation violated its ethics agreement with the Obama administration, which had been drawn up to avoid conflicts of interest when President Obama tapped Hillary Clinton to become his secretary of state. Because the Clinton Foundation often received donations from foreign states and Hillary Clinton didn’t want her tenure in Foggy Bottom to drain the Foundation of the funds upon which it came to rely, Obama administration lawyers hashed out an agreement in which foreign states could donate, but only if they had donated before and only if they did not provide additional...
  • 7 GOP governors elect not to fight Obama's amnesty

    02/26/2015 12:34:08 AM PST · by Ray76 · 34 replies
    WND ^ | Feb 25, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    More than two dozen states have joined the Texas lawsuit opposing President Obama’s executive amnesty for millions of illegal aliens, but more eye-opening is the list of Republican governors whose names still do not appear on the suit. The seven Republicans who have thus far elected not to join the suit aimed at reining in Obama are Chris Christie of New Jersey, Terry Branstad of Iowa, Larry Hogan of Maryland, Susana Martinez of New Mexico, Matthew Mead of Wyoming, Charlie Baker of Massachusetts and Bruce Rauner of Illinois. Five of those seven states – Maryland, Iowa, New Mexico, Massachusetts and...
  • Marathon bombing suspect: Not enough minorities in jury pool

    02/26/2015 6:49:37 AM PST · by massmike · 26 replies
    http://hosted2.ap.org/ ^ | 02/26/2015 | n/a
    Lawyers for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect have asked a judge to dismiss the indictment against their client, saying there aren't enough minorities and younger people in the jury pool. Lawyers filed a motion Thursday saying the selection process violated Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehvz) constitutional right to have a jury that represents a "fair cross section of the community." They say blacks, people under 30 and Boston residents were underrepresented in the group of potential jurors questioned by the judge. The prospective jurors were chosen from a population of about 5 million in eastern Massachusetts. Jury selection is nearing a...
  • Jonathan Gruber fired from state ObamaCare board (Stupid people in Massachusetts)

    02/26/2015 3:01:05 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/25/15 | Peter Sullivan
    Jonathan Gruber, the consultant who said ObamaCare became law due to the "stupidity of the American voter," was fired from the board of the Massachusetts health exchange on Wednesday. Gov. Charlie Baker (R) asked Gruber, an MIT professor, to resign, along with three other members of the board, accoring to the governor's office. All three complied. WBZ-TV in Boston first reported the news. In the fall, Republicans jumped on a series of videos that surfaced of Gruber commenting on ObamaCare, using them to argue the law was passed through deception. Besides saying in 2013 that ObamaCare passed because of “the...
  • Report: Gruber Billed Vermont for ‘Impossible’ Hours

    02/24/2015 5:56:46 AM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 23 Feb 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber billed the State of Vermont for hours that “were impossible for him to accomplish ... for one of the invoices, which is September, and this is just an example, he billed out 500 hours a month for his research assistants. Well, the auditor found that he only had one research assistant. So, if you do that math ... the auditor even criticized the Democrat administration up here for this. The people who were supposed to be overseeing this contract did not demand any details at all from Professor Gruber. They just said — they just asked...
  • A friend no more, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took part of their souls

    02/22/2015 11:54:13 AM PST · by bgill · 4 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Feb. 22, 2015 | Patricia Wen
    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s arrest in the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 left his closest friends from high school stunned and, for a time, disbelieving...To many of these friends, Tsarnaev is now viewed as a callous killer of innocent people, as well as a betrayer of friends. Though most of them oppose the death penalty in principle, some say they won’t lose sleep if he’s executed...Phillipos, 21, is expected to be sentenced this month for two counts of lying to federal agents...Silva was arrested for, among other things, providing a gun to Tsarnaev at some point in early 2013, and that this...
  • ‘Countering Violent Extremism’ puts a narrow focus on Muslims

    02/22/2015 7:30:31 AM PST · by dynachrome · 30 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 2-20-15 | Boston Globe
    Terrorism, by its nature, isn’t confined to a single ethnic group or religion. ISIS or Al Qaeda are undoubtedly a serious threat, but many American communities are more at risk from gang violence, white supremacist groups, or militia movements. Indeed, according to FBI statistics cited in the summit’s report, less than 6 percent of domestic terror attacks are carried out by Muslims.