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  • Elizabeth Warren Offers Latest Version of Debunked 'Elopement' Story In New Book

    04/24/2014 6:06:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Apr 2014 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    In her new autobiography, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) reiterates claims that her parents "eloped" despite the existence of a marriage certificate and contemporaneous press accounts of their wedding. Although the subject caused her a major headache during her 2012 campaign for Senate, Warren devotes less than 1,500 words in the book to her claims of Native American heritage. ... Regarding the broader claim of Native American heritage, Warren's standard of proof in the book is simply "family folklore," unsubstantiated assertions made to her by family members about Cherokee and Delaware ancestors. Despite a protacted public debate on the subject and...
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    04/24/2014 2:25:48 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | April 24, 2014 | Mark Levin
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  • And Now, the Throuple: Why Shouldn’t These Three Ladies Be Allowed to Marry Each Other if They Want?

    04/24/2014 7:48:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/24/2014 | Bryan Preston
    Doll, Brynn and Kitten (their real names as far as I know) live in Massachusetts. Despite the fact that Massachusetts legalized same-sex marriage via court edict years ago, it still oppresses those who wish for something more. Brynn and Doll dated for eight months before moving in together. Two years later, they purchased a house together. Having both enjoyed polygamous relationships before, Doll and Brynn looked for a third woman to join them. After a few failed liaisons, Doll and Brynn created an OKCupid couple’s profile. Eventually, they received a message from Kitten. Good ol’ OkCupid, flinging the arrows...
  • Married lesbian ‘throuple’ Doll, Kitten and Brynn Young from Massachusetts are having a baby

    04/24/2014 5:51:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 72 replies
    THREE married lesbians, who say they are the only ‘throuple’ in the world, are expecting their first child together.Doll and Brynn Young, from Massachusetts in the US, were dating for 2.5 years when they decided to spice up their relationship with an additional partner.They met Kitten, 27, through a threesome’s website and the trio got along so well they all married each other last year.Massachusetts was the first US state to legalise same-sex marriage, although it doesn’t allow polygamy. While their marriage isn’t officially recognised, the ‘throuple’ say their relationship is the real deal.“In our eyes we are married,” Brynn,...
  • Justina Pelletier Case Reaches Its "Watergate" Moment

    04/24/2014 4:15:37 AM PDT · by suspects · 30 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 24, 2014 | Michael Graham
    We’ve now reached the “Watergate” stage of the Justina Pelletier debacle: What does Gov. Deval Patrick know and when did he know it? Justina is the former Tufts Medical Center mitochondrial patient seized by Boston Children’s Hospital and the state Department of Children and Families, who turned her into a somatoform subject. After reports in these pages Friday that she was being denied the opportunity to attend Easter Mass with her devoutly Catholic family, Patrick rushed out a letter to state Rep. Marc Lombardo (R-Billerica) about accommodations DCF was making. “I see in your letter that you continue to misunderstand...
  • The Real Origin of the Tea Party Movement

    08/08/2012 10:46:51 AM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 7 replies
    Tenth Amendment Center ^ | August 6th, 2012 | KrisAnne Hall
    I recently read with joy a conservative blogger’s attempt to connect the TEA party movement to its historic roots; a topic I have been meaning to write about for months now. The blogger rightly said that the “the historical precedent for the TPM wasn’t the Tea Party event in Boston Harbor on December 16, 1773.” I actually uttered an “Amen, brother!” He went on to describe the Continental Association established on October 20, 1774 by the First Continental Congress in response to the Intolerable Acts. That’s when I realized that I have waited long enough to write this article. The...
  • Mika: Hillary's 'Cabal' Would 'Get Rid Of' Elizabeth Warren If She Expressed Prez Ambitions

    04/22/2014 5:04:32 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 29 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    To use a word dear to NewsBusters' dear late Noel Sheppard, ah, the delicious ironies of history. Back in 1998 Hillary Clinton famously complained of a "vast right-wing conspiracy" out to get her husband. Sixteen years later, it's Hillary herself being accused at sitting at the center of a powerful "cabal" capable of crushing political opponents. The irony is that this unflattering portrait of Hillary's machine comes from the media left, in the person of Mika Brzezinski. On today's Morning Joe, Brzezinski argued that, when recently interviewed by ABC's David Muir, Warren had to deny any presidential ambitions because had...
  • U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch on Obamacare's election toll: It'll bury Dems

    04/21/2014 8:20:56 PM PDT · by gusopol3 · 10 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 18, 2014
    U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch, the lone member of the Bay State delegation to vote against Obama­care four years ago, now predicts the law’s botched roll-out will not only cost Democrats valuable House seats but could even jeopardize their control of the Senate in this year’s hotly contested midterm elections. “We will lose seats in the House,” the plain-talking South Boston Democrat said in Boston Herald Radio’s studio yesterday, delivering a harsh diagnosis. “I am fairly certain of that based on the poll numbers that are coming out from the more experienced pollsters down there. And I think we may lose...
  • Dem Congressman on Obamacare: The Worst Is Yet to Come, It’s ‘Going to Hit the Fan’

    04/21/2014 4:18:23 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 38 replies
    April 21, 2014 2:45 PM Dem Congressman on Obamacare: The Worst Is Yet to Come, It's 'Going to Hit the Fan' By Andrew Johnson Massachusetts representative Stephen Lynch isn’t just worried about the negative impact Obamacare will have on his party’s performance this fall — he also thinks its worst effects on our health-care system are still to come. Lynch, who voted against the Affordable Care Act in 2010, warned that the situation is “going to hit the fan” when the law’s delayed provisions go into effect down the road. “There are parts of Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act,...
  • Elizabeth Warren Details Middle-Class Struggles, Political Fights in New Book

    04/21/2014 4:13:43 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 21, 2014 | By ARLETTE SAENZ
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has served in the U.S. Senate for less than two years, but her message of economic populism and boosting the middle class has catapulted her to stardom with Democrats nationwide. In her new book, "A Fighting Chance," Warren reflects on growing up in a middle-class family in Oklahoma and shares how that upbringing shaped her mission to help struggling middle-class families. “I wrote this book out of gratitude. I am the daughter of someone who ended up as a maintenance man, a woman who worked a minimum-wage job at Sears. And I ended up in the...
  • IRS Revokes Tax-Exempt Status of Conservative Group

    04/21/2014 1:52:13 PM PDT · by Siegfried X · 40 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 02/21/2014 | Alana Goodman
    The Internal Revenue Service has revoked the tax-exemption for a conservative charity, saying the group’s criticism of Hillary Clinton and John Kerry violated rules against political activity. The Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty engaged in “deliberate and consistent intervention in political campaigns,” according to the IRS decision released Friday and first reported by USA Today... Tax-exempt groups are restricted from engaging in certain political activity, including participating in partisan campaigns in support or opposition to a candidate. The IRS said the Patrick Henry Center violated this rule, in part, by publishing “alerts” on its website that highlighted columns by...
  • NEW: RI (Democrat) Lobbyist Gave $300,000 Loan to Sister of Jill Kelley

    11/13/2012 3:10:16 PM PST · by Arthurio · 108 replies
    Tuesday, November 13, 2012 GoLocalProv News Team A prominent Rhode Island lobbyist and Democratic fundraiser gave a $300,000 personal loan to the twin sister of Jill Kelley, the woman tied to the love affair that ended CIA Director David Petraeus’ career, court documents show. Bankruptcy records filed by Natalie Khawam last April list Gerald Harrington, the founder of the Capitol City Group, as an unsecured creditor on the loan. Khawam owes nearly $4 million in total. The loan was first reported by the New York Post. A message left at Harrington’s Providence law firm was not immediately returned. The Post...
  • Woman runs down Lord Jesus Christ

    05/10/2010 12:39:00 PM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 28 replies · 694+ views
    WWLP ^ | 5-7-10 | Barry Kriger
    NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) - Police say they checked the victim's ID. Northampton police issued a traffic citation this week to a driver whose car hit Lord Jesus Christ. It happened Tuesday on Main Street in front of Fitzwilly's restaurant. Northampton Police Lt. Michael Patenaude told 22News 50-year old Lord Jesus Christ of Belchertown was struck as he crossed Main Street around 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Twenty-year old Brittany Cantarella of Pittsfield was cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk. Lord Jesus Christ was treated for facial injuries at Cooley Dickinson Hospital. Lt. Patenaude said Lord Jesus...
  • Stimulus money to help build healthier Hub

    03/20/2010 7:27:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies · 247+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | March 20, 2010 | By Martin Finucane
    Boston has received $12.5 million in federal stimulus funding for a sweeping new effort to combat obesity and reduce smoking, Mayor Thomas M. Menino said yesterday. “This funding will help us move closer to that goal and aid our citywide effort to reduce tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure,’’ Menino said in a statement. The mayor announced the funding at the John D. O’Bryant African-American Institute at Northeastern University. A total of $372 million in prevention grants has been awarded nationwide. The money will go toward, among other things, creating additional space for community gardens, expanding bike-share programs, and beefing...
  • My Brush With the Alabama Shooter's Psycho History - Amy Bishop Was Ipswich Pariah

    02/17/2010 9:34:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 122 replies · 4,457+ views
    solomonia.com ^ | 16 February, 2010 | NA
    By now you've heard all about the University of Alabama shooter, Amy Bishop, the shooting rampage, the old murder she got away with (the "cover-up" and the connection to now retiring Congressman Bill Delahunt), the letter bomb she likely sent... Turns out I have a tenuous connection to this woman. You see she used to be the next door neighbor of a good friend of mine in Ipswich (a north shore Boston suburb) for a few years. At the time I used to hang out at his house quite a bit. This was one of those typical suburban neighborhoods with...
  • Coakley Staffers: “Get Out Of Our Office!”

    01/19/2010 1:18:37 PM PST · by Eagles2003 · 21 replies · 2,541+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | Jan 19, 2010 | Snarky Basterd
    Coakley staffers won’t allow “biased” reporter inside their office, claiming private property and civil rights, “which we still have despite nazis like you.” Well played, “Progressives.” Video is typical of Union Thuggery. Only thing they didn't do was hit a woman. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gs3QbmkYH8&feature=player_embedded
  • Brown wants to exclude illegal immigrants from wage abuse cases

    01/06/2010 10:14:10 AM PST · by keepitreal · 32 replies · 1,139+ views
    The Milford Daily News (MA) ^ | January 6, 2010 | Staff
    FRAMINGHAM — State Sen. Scott Brown, R-Wrentham, today filed legislation that would require the state Attorney General to receive and document proof of citizenship or right to work in the United States for wage enforcement cases. Historically, the Attorney General’s office has adopted a policy of not asking about immigration status of employees when proceeding with a wage enforcement case against an employer. Under the bill filed by Brown, who is also a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, wage enforcement cases would require valid proof of citizenship or immigration status before proceeding. “This is a responsible and effective immigration reform...
  • FBI concedes Aafia Siddiqui in US custody: lawyer

    08/04/2008 3:28:15 PM PDT · by Dog · 12 replies · 189+ views
    Dawn ^ | August 4 2008 | By Anwar Iqbal
    WASHINGTON, Aug 3: Five years after her mysterious disappearance in Karachi, the FBI has finally conceded that an MIT-trained Pakistani neuroscientist is alive and is in US custody in Afghanistan. Aafia Siddiqui, 36, disappeared with her three children while visiting her parents’ home in Karachi in March 2003, around the same time the FBI announced that it wanted to question her over her alleged links to Al Qaeda. Her family’s lawyer Elaine Whitfield Sharp said she believed recent media reports about Mrs Siddiqui’s incarceration increased pressure on the US and Pakistani authorities to divulge more information. “I don’t believe that...
  • Illegals to be banned from jobs in Milford restaurants

    03/17/2007 7:05:08 AM PDT · by A. Pole · 84 replies · 1,732+ views
    Milford Daily News ^ | Wednesday, May 3, 2006 | Andrew Lightman
    MILFORD -- In response to what the Board of Health sees as a growing health crisis, local restaurants may be banned from employing illegal immigrants as a condition of their food serving licenses. The policy will go into effect this summer. The board plans to notify restaurant owners and managers of the new policy in a letter to be mailed in June. According to a draft, the move comes in response to a growing concern "with the resurgence of some serious infectious diseases nationally and locally." After reporting zero cases of tuberculosis in 2004, the Visiting Nurses Association of Milford...
  • Galvin attacks software proposal

    10/26/2005 9:28:17 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 40 replies · 630+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 25 October 2005 | Hiawatha Bray
    Secretary of State William F. Galvin's office said it is opposed to the Romney administration's plan to store state documents in an ''open" format, a plan that roused the ire of Microsoft Corp., maker of the popular Office suite of word processing, e-mail, presentation, and spreadsheet software. Also, a key member of the state Senate plans to hold hearings to consider whether the software changeover makes sense for Massachusetts.Alan Cote, the state's supervisor of records, said last week that Galvin has discussed the issue with Thomas Trimarco, the state's secretary of administration and finance. Galvin ''has expressed to him our...
  • New Mexico Gay Marriage Poll

    02/20/2004 3:06:58 PM PST · by ragman · 25 replies · 136+ views
    New Mexico opinion poll on Gay Marriage
  • Rosie's Run (Rosie Ruiz of Boston Marathon Infamy)

    04/21/2014 11:22:12 AM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 14 replies
    Lawrence Eagle-Tribune ^ | April 16, 2000 | Bill Burt
    EDITOR'S NOTE: This story originally ran in The Eagle-Tribune on April 16, 2000, 20 years after Rosie Ruiz "won" the Boston Marathon. Ruiz, who married and changed her name to Rosie Vivas, spoke exclusively to The Eagle-Tribune a few weeks before the 2000 race. Since the story first ran, former race director Will Cloney has passed away. Ruiz is believed to be living in South Florida and has not run a race since her "victory.'' The voice is very pleasant and professional. It is also unmistakable. "This is Rosie Vivas, may I help you?" Then she realizes the caller who...
  • BOSTON MARATHON BEGINS UNDER TIGHT SECURITY

    04/21/2014 8:34:00 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 21, 2014 | Bob Salsberg,Michelle R. Smith,Paige Sutherland, Jimmy Golen
    BOSTON (AP) — With security tight along the 26.2-mile route, tens of thousands of runners set out from the starting line at the Boston Marathon on Monday in a "Boston Strong" show of resilience a year after the deadly bombing. "I showed up, I'm back, and I am going to finish what I didn't finish last year," said Mary Cunningham, 50, of St. Petersburg, Fla., who was stopped a mile short of the finish line by the explosions last year.
  • After John Ashcroft Visit, UMass Must Remember That Free Speech Works Both Ways

    04/20/2014 1:09:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    MassLive ^ | April 18, 2014 | Ron Chimelis
    Just when you think you know a state ... Hours after an outpouring of support for gay basketball player Derrick Gordon had sent a message that tolerance reigns in Massachusetts, John Ashcroft came to Amherst on Wednesday. The former attorney general of President George W. Bush spent his University of Massachusetts visit fending off hecklers who called him a hyprocrite and a war criminal among other things. I am not here to defend Ashcroft. I am here to dispute hypocrisy, a label that becomes attached to university communities such as UMass when freedom of speech and opinion is treated as...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 20 April 2014

    04/20/2014 5:01:23 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 134 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 20 April 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    p>The Talk Shows April 20th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sergey Kislyak, Russia’s ambassador to the U.S.; Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Ukraine’s prime minister; Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Chris Murphy, D-Conn.; Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Gov. Devil Patrick, D-Mass.; Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York.THIS WEEK (ABC): Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas; retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont.; Lukman Faily, Iraq’s ambassador to the United States; Kim Beazley, Australia’s...
  • Rand Paul to Meet Top Romney Donors in Boston

    04/18/2014 9:52:49 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 92 replies
    national review ^ | March 18, 2014
    Rand Paul will do his best to charm a group Mitt Romney’s top donors next week at an event facilitated by Romney finance director Spencer Zwick. The Friday luncheon will take place in Boston at the offices of Zwick’s private-equity firm, Solamere Capital, according to a source familiar with the event. Romney’s eldest son Tagg is also a managing partner at the firm, and Romney is the executive chairman. The event is yet another signal that Paul is preparing a for a serious presidential bid in 2016. Two years before the GOP primary, Paul is attempting to branch out beyond...
  • Carr: Elizabeth Warren, take my DNA challenge! Prove you're an Indian!

    04/18/2014 3:45:49 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 19 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 4/18/2014 | Howie Carr
    There is only one way to settle once and for all the question of whether the fake Indian is or is not a real Indian. She needs to take a DNA test. I dare you, Sen. Warren. It only costs about $200. If you insist, I’ll pay for it. In fact, I’ll take one myself. It’s easy. Just swab the inside of your mouth. Check my photo on the left, I’ll show you how to do it. No more of this fact-free nonsense about your “high cheekbones,” or these ridiculous fables about your parents “eloping” to escape the racism of...
  • House Dem predicts losses over O-Care ("it's going to hit the fan")

    04/18/2014 5:09:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/18/14 | Elise Viebeck
    A House Democrat who voted against ObamaCare said the law is likely to sweep Republicans into office in November. Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) had dire predictions for his party during a radio interview on Thursday. "We will lose seats in the House," Lynch told Boston Herald Radio. "I am fairly certain of that based on the poll numbers that are coming out from more experienced poll sets down there." He continued, "And I think we may lose the Senate. I think that's a possibility ... primarily because of healthcare." The comments pit Lynch against party chiefs like Rep. Nancy Pelosi...
  • CUMMINGS’ “MCCARTHYISM” CHARGE IN LERNER HEARING IS BOGUS

    04/18/2014 8:32:48 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 20 replies
    Human Events ^ | 4-18-2014 | M. Stanton Evans
    April 18, 2014 CUMMINGS’ “MCCARTHYISM” CHARGE IN LERNER HEARING IS BOGUSM.Stanton Evans Five plus decades after he left the national scene, Sen. Joe McCarthy (R-Wis) remains the target of inaccurate charges by leftward elements in Congress and the press corps.The latest example in this vein is the uproar over IRS official Lois Lerner, who took the Fifth Amendment before the House Government Oversight Committee, chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), concerning hostile treatment of conservative groups seeking tax exemptions,. Having proclaimed her innocence of wrongdoing, Lerner then refused to discuss specifics, pleading possible self-incrimination. This led Issa and his GOP...
  • Governor Patrick criticizes radio station shutdown (feds raid pirate station since '07)

    04/18/2014 9:36:32 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 134 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 4/18/14 | Michael Levenson
    Governor Deval Patrick (D-MA) today sharply criticized federal agents for shutting down an unlicensed radio station in Grove Hall and said he tried to dissuade them from raiding the station that bills itself as the fabric of the black community. Patrick, the state’s first African-American governor, said he had received advanced warning from the US attorney’s office that TOUCH 106.1 FM was going to be raided and urged the office not to proceed. But federal agents disregarded him. They swept into the station Thursday and seized transmission equipment in what they called a strike against illegally operating radio stations.
  • New York the latest state to sign compact to end electoral college

    04/18/2014 6:32:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/18/2014 | Rick Moran
    Governor Cuomo has signed off on the National Popular Vote Compact, giving New York's 29 electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote. SILive: Count New York in. The Empire State has joined the National Popular Vote compact with legislation signed Tuesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. States that have signed on to the interstate agreement will award electoral votes for president to the candidate who receives the majority of the national popular vote. "With the passage of this legislation, New York is taking a bold step to fundamentally increase the strength and fairness of our nation's presidential elections,"...
  • NYU gave president’s aspiring actor son apartment on campus

    04/18/2014 7:16:36 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 16, 2014 | James Covert
    New York University’s controversial penchant under President John Sexton for doling out real-estate perks to top professors and executives also extended to his son.Jed Sexton, whose sole affiliation with NYU was his status as the president’s son, for years enjoyed a spacious faculty apartment while the university experienced a “severe” housing shortage, The Post has learned. In spring 2002, NYU ordered that a pair of one-bedroom apartments normally reserved for law school faculty be combined into a lavish, two-story spread in the heart of Greenwich Village, property records show.The Harvard-educated Sexton, who was a 33-year-old aspiring actor at the time,...
  • In Massachusetts, Justina Pelletier "Treated Worse Than A Terrorist"

    04/18/2014 5:44:42 AM PDT · by suspects · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 18, 2014 | Michael Graham
    There is a young person held captive in Massachusetts today who is not allowed to participate in religious ceremonies, or visit family without government agents watching. No, it’s not accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. It’s 15-year-old mitochondrial disease patient and nonterrorist Justina Pelletier. U.S. District Court Judge George O’Toole Jr. ruled Wednesday that the now-20-year-old charged with four deaths and injuring more than 260 people should be able to see his sisters without an FBI agent present. The feds can appeal, but he says their case would have to be “pretty convincing.” “Can you believe it?” That was Jennifer...
  • Biden Tells Boston Bombing Survivors, 'It Was Worth It' (Video)

    04/16/2014 2:28:59 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/15/14 | Debra Heine
    Less than a minute into his speech at the Boston marathon bombing memorial on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden went tragically off script and told the crowd of Boston bombing survivors that "it was worth it."
  • Boston proposal would boost gender therapy access

    04/16/2014 8:05:15 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    AP ^ | April 14, 2014
    BOSTON (AP) — City worker health plans should cover gender reassignment surgery, two Boston city councilors proposed Monday. The plan from City Councilors-at-Large Michelle Wu and Ayanna Pressley would guarantee transgender city employees access to the surgery as well as hormone therapy and mental health services. The measure was placed on the agenda for Wednesday's council meeting.
  • ‘Shocking Note’ Apparently Penned by Justina Pelletier to Her Parents

    04/16/2014 6:53:25 AM PDT · by No One Special · 80 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 15, 2014 | Liz Klimas
    The Connecticut teen who has been in state custody for more than a year after her parents were accused of medical child abuse after disputing a diagnosis has apparently penned a note, giving a look into how she says she’s being treated. “They hurt me all the time push me all the time and more,” the purported note from Justina Pelletier says. It also says “[they] do not let me sleep vary [sic] much. “Hury [sic]!” Keith Mason, president of Personhood USA, a group helping lead the Free Justina Coalition, told TheBlaze that Justina gave the note to her parents...
  • Run on gun licenses: Police need help as gun applications pile up

    04/16/2014 5:18:08 AM PDT · by pabianice · 17 replies
    Andover Townsman ^ | 4/10/14 | Luca
    Run on gun licenses: Police need help as gun applications pile up Police seek help with applications By Dustin Luca dluca@andovertownsman.com Andover residents are going gun-crazy. That’s the word from the Police Department, which this week won approval from the Board of Selectmen to create a full-time position to handle the rise in gun permit applications. “In 2009, we processed 82 firearm licenses,” police Commander Charles Heseltine said. “That includes renewals and requests for new ones. In 2013, we had 456.” The town now has about 1,600 residents who are officially licensed to carry guns, Heseltine said. The rising interest...
  • Briefly looking like winter, but feeling that way all day

    04/16/2014 5:20:32 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 17 replies
    While the cold air was rushing in last evening @dendenator from Sommerville tweeted me asking me if there would be 1 to 3 inches of snow. I quickly replied, no, you might be lucky if you see a flake. Well, I guess there was an abundance of luck this morning as the ground has become coated with snow in many places. The good news is we didn’t see 1 to 3 inches of snow, the bad news is early commuters will have to use winter driving skills one more time. Cold air has been pouring into the country for the...
  • Source: Bag Detonated In Boston Contained Rice Cooker, Confetti

    04/15/2014 10:57:04 PM PDT · by IChing · 52 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 4/15/14 | Staff
    BOSTON (CBS) – On the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, Boylston Street was evacuated and two bags were detonated by the Bomb Squad near the finish line. One of the bags was being carried by a barefoot man who was wearing a long black veil and screaming “Boston Strong.” That man has been identified by sources as 25-year-old Kayvon Edson. A source tells WBZ-TV that when Edson was stopped by police, he told them he had a rice cooker in his bag. That is when the Bomb Squad was called to the scene. A source tells CBS News that...
  • Dick Morris: Democrats Conspiring to Rig Electoral College, Law Passed in 9 States So Far

    04/15/2014 11:40:27 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 84 replies
    A plan, now stealthily making its way through state legislatures with astonishing speed, would junk the Electoral College and award the presidency to the winner of the popular vote. The plan involves an Interstate Compact where states would commit to select electors pledged to vote for the national popular vote winner regardless of how their own state voted. When enough states pass this law, sufficient to cast 270 votes which is the majority of the Electoral College, it will take effect. So far, nine states and the District of Columbia, casting 136 electoral votes, have joined. This is halfway to...
  • Boston Marathon Finish Line Evacuated After Masked Man Yelling ‘Boston Strong’ Dumps Backpack

    04/15/2014 5:12:30 PM PDT · by kristinn · 29 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, April 15, 2014 | Sasha Goldstein
    Barefoot and wearing a black veil, the man dropped a large backpack shortly before being apprehended by police. The area is on high alert as commemorations for the victims of last year's bombing are underway Tuesday. The area around the Boston Marathon finish line has been evacuated as cops investigate two suspicious backpacks left along Boylston Street. Ceremonies throughout the day commemorated the victims on the one year anniversary of the bombing at the site that killed three and injured more than 260 people. Around 7 p.m., a barefoot man wearing a black veil and yelling “Boston Strong!” as he...
  • Boston Marathon finish line area evacuated after suspicious backpacks found

    The area near the Boston Marathon finish line has been evacuated after two unattended bags were discovered. WBZ-TV photographers on the scene, which earlier in the day was the site of a tribute to last year's bombing victims, reported they saw a man with a backpack screaming "Boston Strong." The Boston Police Department reported on Twitter two unattended backpacks were found in the area of the Boston Marathon finish line. They asked people to avoid the area. A bomb squad was en route.
  • Robert Spencer at Real Clear Religion: We Could’ve Stopped the Boston Bombings

    04/15/2014 12:36:40 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | April 15, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    In Real Clear Religion, I discuss why the FBI could have and should have stopped the Boston Marathon jihad bombings.
  • Former Boston Mayor Menino says city "will always be strong" at marathon bombing tribute

    04/15/2014 11:56:07 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 29 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | April 15, 2014 | Foxnews.Com
    Survivors, first responders and family members of those killed came together Tuesday to mark the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing with solemn ceremonies. The city's former Mayor Tom Menino, who has been battling health issues, told the audience Tuesday afternoon that, "When the lights are dim and cameras go away, know our support for you will never waver."
  • Michael Graham: Brandeis Embraced Bill Ayers, Has Bred Terrorists

    04/14/2014 5:48:54 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 14, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    the cowardice and hypocrisy of Brandeis University's decision to revoke its commencement invitation to Ayaan Hirsi Ali. ... Brandeis’ relationship with terrorism isn’t just theoretical: "… around 1970 ... Brandeis saw three of its women students posted to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List (Angela Davis, Susan Saxe and Katherine Power), no small feat since only seven women were ever put on that FBI list in all of its history.” ... Katherine Ann Power ... started at the Brandeis University SDS chapter, then migrated to Weather Underground terror and murder. She killed a local Waltham cop, then went into hiding...
  • Former Massachusetts Senator Brown comes out swinging on Obamacare in New Hampshire

    04/12/2014 3:37:40 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 38 replies
    Former Massachusetts Senator Brown comes out swinging on Obamacare in New Hampshire Reuters By Scott Malone April 10, 2014 7:20 PM By Scott Malone PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire (Reuters) - Former U.S. Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts launched a Republican campaign on Thursday to represent neighboring New Hampshire in the Senate, with an attack on incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen's vote for Obamacare. Brown, who moved to his native New Hampshire late last year to explore a run for office, has focused much of his energy on attacking the Affordable Care Act, an issue Republicans are making a centerpiece of 2014 campaigns....
  • Iraq War Veteran Emerges as Republican Frontrunner in Iowa Senate Race

    04/12/2014 12:06:12 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 9 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 11, 2014 | Daniel Wiser
    Iraq War veteran Joni Ernst emerged as the Republican frontrunner this week in the race to replace retiring Sen. Tom Harkin (D., Iowa). Ernst, who served as a company commander in Iraq from 2003 to 2004 and is a mother of three, gained a slight advantage over the other four candidates for the GOP Senate nomination in a Suffolk University poll. Ernst has 25 percent support among likely primary goers, followed closely by wealthy businessman Mark Jacobs with 23 percent. The other three candidates received less than 10 percent, while 40 percent are still undecided for the June 3 primary....
  • House panel votes to hold ex-IRS official Lerner in contempt of Congress

    04/10/2014 10:34:36 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 10, 2014 | FOX News/AP
    A House committee voted Thursday to hold Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress, as Republicans escalated their bid to "get to the bottom" of the former IRS official's role in the political targeting scandal. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted 21-12 to hold Lerner in contempt. The party-line vote followed hours of heated debate on the committee. The contempt measure heads next to the House floor. House Speaker John Boehner predicted earlier this week that unless Lerner agrees to cooperate, the full House will support contempt -- from there, the case would likely head to the courts. "This...
  • Boston Marathon Victim Leaves Taping of ‘Meet the Press’ in Tears

    04/11/2014 6:06:00 PM PDT · by John W · 21 replies
    TV Newser ^ | April 11,2014 | Merrill Knox
    A survivor of the Boston Marathon bombings — Adrianne Haslet-Davis, who was also the subject of a CNN profile earlier this week — left a taping “Meet the Press” in tears today. In a series of tweets, Haslet-Davis said she “politely” asked the show not to use the bomber’s name in the pre-taped interview. AdrianneHD @AdrianneHaslet Cannot believe @meetthepress chose to use the bombers name instead of respect their guest. Had to walk off set crying. 1:23 PM - 11 Apr 2014 Boston, MA, United States
  • Boston police rush to help as 6 attacks unfold

    04/11/2014 6:17:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 62 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | April 10, 2014 | John R. Ellement
    Police rushed around downtown Boston Wednesday night, responding to calls for help after a group of up to 20 males and females launched at least six unprovoked attacks on people on Boston Common and in the neighborhood, police said.