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  • Archaeologists uncover secrets of historic Rev War battle site (Parker's Revenge for Lex)

    10/08/2015 5:57:56 AM PDT · by ETL · 16 replies
    AP, via ^ | September 30, 2015
    Full title: Archaeologists uncover secrets of historic Revolutionary War battle site BOSTON – Archeologists using 21st-century technology are mapping out the exact spots British soldiers and Colonial militiamen were standing as they fired at each other during a pivotal skirmish on the first day of the American Revolution. Parker's Revenge, as the fight is known, occurred on April 19, 1775, after the battles of Lexington and Concord as the redcoats retreated to Boston. Capt. John Parker, commander of the 77-member Lexington militia, had met the 700-strong British column on the green at 5:30 a.m. Eight of his men were killed...
  • Massachusetts woman pleads guilty to $3.6 million food stamp fraud scheme

    10/07/2015 4:29:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10/7/15 | Kristina Ribali
    Welfare programs often account for a state’s largest and fastest-growing budget line items, and as these programs grow, the likelihood of waste, fraud, and abuse grows too. Welfare fraud robs resources from those who are truly needy, and stories like this are infuriating.Vida Ofori Causey, a 45-year-old convenience store owner in Worchester, Massachusetts, was charged in a federal court last week after she pled guilty to a multimillion dollar food stamp fraud scheme.Food stamps are administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) through the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), and eligible low-income individuals and families receive monetary benefits they...
  • Harvard's Prestigious Debate Team Loses to New York Prison Inmates

    10/07/2015 12:01:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Wednesday 7 October 2015 | Lauren Gambino
    Prisoners participating in Bard College initiative to provide them a liberal arts education beat Ivy League students who won national title only months agoMonths after winning a national title, Harvard’s debate team has fallen to a group of New York prison inmates. The showdown took place at the Eastern correctional facility in New York, a maximum-security prison where convicts can take courses taught by faculty from nearby Bard College, and where inmates have formed a popular debate club. Last month they invited the Ivy League undergraduates and this year’s national debate champions over for a friendly competition. I’ve seen how...
  • Top Romney strategist: Trump will be out by Iowa

    10/05/2015 5:41:02 PM PDT · by VinL · 66 replies
    cnn ^ | 10/5/15 | Theodore Schliefer
    The top strategist to 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney doesn't think 2016 front-runner Donald Trump will even be in the race when the first votes are cast. Stuart Stevens, an unaligned strategist who spearheaded Romney's successful bid for the GOP nomination, said Monday that Trump is likely scared of losing. "I don't think he's going to be on the ballot by February 1," Stevens told CNN's Jake Tapper..."The greatest sin in his value system is to be a loser, and most people who run for president lose. I don't think he'll risk it." Trump enjoys a solid, but shrinking,...
  • A Textbook Case on Organized Internet Lynching ( by Senator Elizabeth Warren )

    10/05/2015 4:15:31 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Points and Figures ^ | October 5th, 2015 | Jeff Carter
    One of the dangers of the the social internet is the potential to destroy someone. We have seen it with liberals attacking conservatives over issues. But, rarely have we seen it when one group attacks itself. The Wall Street Journal has an editorial today about how a person at the Brookings Institution think tank was deliberately attacked by Senator Elizabeth Warren. What’s pretty clear is that it was organized behind the scenes and launched. It wasn’t random. You might have read about thought police in science fiction. They aren’t science fiction anymore. What was his crime? Using cost-benefit analysis, Robert...
  • Teenager Accused of Murder and Rape Utters Chilling Words in Defense of His Reprehensible Actions

    10/05/2015 2:22:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | October 4, 2015 | Lawrence Bonk
    Last year, a Massachusetts teenager named Philip Chism was accused of raping and murdering his teacher, Colleen Ritzer, after being asked to stay after school to study. Chism was just 14-years-old at the time and a freshman in high school. His murdered teacher was an agonizingly young 24. Ritzer’s body was found in the woods, partially covered by leaves, after being torn open with a box cutter. A letter was placed next to her lifeless form. It read “I hate you all.” Now, after months of prepping, the trial of Philip Chism is finally getting underway. He is being tried...
  • Students warned: Bulging biceps, big guns advance unhealthy masculinity

    10/05/2015 6:20:33 AM PDT · by tang-soo · 83 replies
    The College Fix ^ | October 5, 2015 | JR Ridley
    The size of G.I. Joe’s biceps and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s guns in the Terminator movies is proof that the dominant form of masculinity is out of control. That message and similar ones were conveyed recently to students during Vanderbilt University’s “Healthy Masculinities Week,” organized by the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center. Attendance for students was optional. The Vanderbilt week kicked off with a lecture by the first man to minor in women’s studies at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Jackson Katz. (His alma mater now offers a bachelor’s in women, gender and sexuality studies.) Entire article can be found hee.
  • Hampshire College: Diversity without Depth?

    10/05/2015 6:23:55 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 2, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    As we noted in a previous post, when Hampshire College became the first institution of higher learning in the United States to shun SAT scores as an admissions requirement, the school’s president waxed rhapsodic about the diversity the change engendered. As it happens, Hampshire’s course catalogue is also rather diverse. Here is a sampling: • The emergence of literacy; • Philosophy of Education; • Intro to Tabletop Game Design; • Apprenticeship in Animal Communication Research; • The Social Psychology of Building Peace in the Context of Violent Intergroup Conflict; • Women in Game Programming; • Animal Behavior Theory; • Critical...
  • Warren: Trump, Jeb's "Ears Are Stuffed With Money"

    10/04/2015 4:16:54 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 44 replies ^ | October 4, 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” while discussing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Jeb Bush both endorsing closing tax loopholes for hedge fund managers, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) said their “ears are stuffed with money.”
  • Bernanke: Wall St execs should have gone to jail for crisis

    10/04/2015 2:44:39 PM PDT · by VinL · 26 replies ^ | 10/4/15 | staff
    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says some Wall Street executives should have gone to jail for their roles in the financial crisis that gripped the country in 2008 and triggered the Great Recession. Billions of dollars in fines have been levied against major banks and brokerage firms in the wake of the economic meltdown that was in large part triggered by reckless lending and shady securities dealings that blew up a housing bubble. But in an interview with USA Today published Sunday, Bernanke said he thinks that in addition to the corporations, individuals should have been held more accountable....
  • The Moscow-Washington-Tehran Axis of Evil

    10/04/2015 6:59:56 AM PDT · by w4women · 28 replies
    Accuracy in the Media ^ | October 2, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    The conventional wisdom is that Vladimir Putin has blindsided Barack Obama in the Middle East, catching the U.S. off-guard. It’s another Obama “failure,” we’re told. “Obama administration scrambles as Russia attempts to seize initiative in Syria,” is how a Washington Post headline described it. A popular cartoon shows Putin kicking sand in the faces of Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry on a beach. - snip - Here’s how her story began: “Moscow’s rapid military buildup in Syria is a result of the ‘reset’ in relations forged with the Russian and Iranian governments by the Barack Obama administration. The...
  • Bernie Sanders packs ’em in during campaign stop

    10/04/2015 7:11:41 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 4, 2015 | Lindsay Kalter
    Bernie Sanders blazed across the Bay State yesterday, drawing record crowds, name-dropping Elizabeth Warren and greeting rapturous crowds on his first campaign tour of Massachusetts. “As your senator, Elizabeth Warren, reminds us: This is a rigged economy. Heads, they win. Tails, you lose,” the self-avowed socialist told more than 20,000 Boston supporters. “We’re going to create an economy that works for the middle class and not just the 1 percent.” The Democratic hopeful first stopped in Springfield, and then made his way to the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, where he drew deafening cheers with his signature impassioned pledges to...
  • Patrick Kennedy reveals family’s struggles with alcohol in new book

    10/03/2015 5:32:49 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 50 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 10/3/15 | Christopher Rowland and Matt Viser
    Kennedy, in a book scheduled to be released Monday, provides an intimate picture of a dysfunctional family and some of its well-publicized struggles with alcoholism and mental health issues — and what he describes as a blanket of secrecy that papered over their problems...The book, which Kennedy will discuss on CBS’s “60 Minutes” Sunday night, is bound to rile other members of the famous family. “I know how some of them are going to react,” Kennedy says in a brief excerpt from the show released by CBS. “They’re angry.” He describes a drunken sailing trip in 2000 that turned out...
  • Democratic Economists vs. Elizabeth Warren

    10/03/2015 2:22:21 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 2, 2015 | By James Freeman
    At least some Democrats are resisting Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s purge of the liberal intelligentsia. This week Ms. Warren succeeded in forcing the resignation of respected scholar Robert Litan from the Brookings Institution after he revealed that a new Labor Department regulation could cost investors billions. Now five Democratic economists have authored a letter to protest Warren’s bullying. Robert Lawrence of Harvard’s Kennedy School and Bowman Cutter of the Roosevelt Institute are among those writing “to express our concern over our colleague Bob Litan’s treatment at the hands of the Brookings Institution and Senator Elizabeth Warren.” Also signing the letter are...
  • Rep. Jim Lyons to Serve as Massachusetts Chairman for Cruz For President

    10/02/2015 11:42:59 AM PDT · by Isara · 2 replies ^ | 10/02/15
    One of Massachusetts’s strongest conservative voices to lead Cruz Massachusetts CampaignHOUSTON, Texas – Presidential candidate, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today announced State Rep. Jim Lyons, 18th Essex District, chairman of the Cruz campaign in Massachusetts. Rep. Lyons and his wife, Bernadette, hosted Cruz at their home in Andover this past May, which drew a crowd of 600 who came to hear Sen. Cruz’s optimistic vision for the future of our nation.“I had the honor of meeting Ted and Heidi in May and I can tell you, Sen. Cruz is the strong conservative leader our country needs,” Rep. Lyons said....
  • Healey, Goldberg refuse to return Local 25 donations

    10/02/2015 11:29:49 AM PDT · by massmike · 1 replies ^ | 10/02/2015 | Antonio Planas
    Attorney General Maura Healey and state Treasurer Deborah Goldberg are refusing to return donations from Teamsters Local 25, even after five members of the embattled union were slapped with federal extortion indictments this week. “The attorney general feels strongly that the actions that are alleged by these individuals shouldn’t reflect on the good work of an entire organization,” Guarino said. “She’s pleased to have the support she does and to work collaboratively with Teamsters 25.” U.S. Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz’s office announced the extortion indictments against the five Teamsters on Wednesday. They are accused of yelling “racial and homophobic slurs”...
  • Hurricane Joaquin - Two very different predicted tracks: Weather Channel vs AccuWeather

    10/02/2015 2:52:07 AM PDT · by ETL · 53 replies
    Weather Channel & AccuWeather (websites) | Oct 2, 2015 | Me
    Just thought it interesting, and potentially very important for those living on the east coast, to point out how different the predicted path for this major hurricane is between these two major weather sources (Weather Channel and AccuWeather), at least as of the moment: Fri, Oct 02, 2015 @ 5:30AM EDT. AccuWeather appears to have it *several hundred miles* more west than does The Weather Channel. Perhaps the predictions are based on different computer models. The first map below is from AccuWeather. The second, The Weather Channel.
  • Nobel Prize Rumors Put Focus On Kerry-Iran Coziness

    10/01/2015 1:06:09 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 28 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | October 1,2015 | Adam Kredo
    Secretary of state’s legacy increasingly linked to Iranian regime fortunes Growing speculation that John Kerry will receive a Nobel Peace Prize for finalizing the Iranian nuclear deal is generating renewed criticism of his close relationship with the Iranian foreign minister, Javad Zarif, a key public face for the theocratic regime who is rumored to be a probable co-recipient with Kerry. Rumors have been circulating for months that Kerry and Zarif will be co-selected for the prize. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, a leading Swedish think-tank, recommended in July that the two be selected for the Nobel in 2016. Lawmakers...
  • US Sens. Warren, Markey back bill to hike smoking age to 21

    10/01/2015 7:10:45 AM PDT · by massmike · 37 replies ^ | 10/01/2015 | n/a
    <p>BOSTON (AP) - U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey are backing legislation that would hike the nation's smoking age by banning the sale of tobacco products to anyone under 21.</p> <p>Warren said restricting tobacco sales to adults 21 or older will save lives and promote healthier communities.</p>
  • Leaked Audio: Hillary Clinton Calls at Private Fundraiser for Infrastructure Bank...

    09/30/2015 12:12:30 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 30, 2015 | Alana Goodman and Lachlan Markay
    Leaked Audio: Hillary Clinton Calls at Private Fundraiser for Infrastructure Bank to Resemble Clinton Global Initiative Hillary Clinton told donors at a private fundraiser in New York last Thursday that she plans as president to create a “national infrastructure bank” modeled on the Clinton Global Initiative, according to a recording of her remarks obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. This was the first time that Clinton, who has long supported the formation of a government-controlled bank to invest in national infrastructure projects, cited the Clinton Global Initiative—the flagship arm of her family’s controversial foundation—as an investment model for her proposed...
  • A World without SATs

    09/30/2015 12:29:36 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 15 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 30, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Last year, Hampshire College became the first institution of higher learning in the country to categorically reject using SATs as an admissions requirement. The college’s president, Jonathan Last, waxed rhapsodic about the results of the policy change in a statement which appeared on Diane Ravitch’s blog: · “Our yield, the percentage of students who accepted our invitation to enroll, rose in a single year from 18% to 26%, an amazing turnaround; · “The quantity of applications went down but the quality went up, likely because we made it harder to apply, asking for more essays; Our applicants collectively were more...
  • For Kennedy, a frustration over Clinton approach to health care

    09/30/2015 4:53:19 AM PDT · by Phlap · 3 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 09/30/2015 | Michael Kranish
    It will be no surprise to Kennedy watchers that the Massachusetts Democrat was upset with the way the Clintons launched their failed effort to pass health care legislation in the early 1990s or that Kennedy was perturbed that he — the longtime champion of such a bill — was kept out of the loop. But his words are bound to revive a memory that presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who was given authority over the health care proposal by her husband, might prefer be long forgotten. Continue reading it below
  • Kerry, Hillary, Kennedys Offer Sanctuary to ‘Refugees’ — In Your Town, Not Theirs

    09/29/2015 7:30:52 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/28/15 | Howie Carr
    Kerry’s second wife’s first husband’s trust fund owns mansions in Nantucket, Beacon Hill, Georgetown, Fox Chapel PA and Ketchum (not Ketchup) ID. Together, they are assessed for at least $35 million, and are empty most of the year – perfect locations in which to settle the wretched refuse of your teeming shores, to quote the inscription on the Statue of Liberty. Yet Secretary Kerry refuses to roll out the welcome mat. In fact, Kerry has never been particularly charitable even to his fellow citizens, even before his second marriage, when he was sometimes reduced to sleeping on his ex-brother-in-law’s couch....
  • Lies, Carly Fiorina and Abortion [Were the Videos fabricated?]

    09/29/2015 7:24:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/29/2015 | Ross Douthat
    There has been an impressive amount of angry liberal commentary, which has spilled over into the mainstream press coverage (or do I repeat myself?) of the issue, about how in the last Republican presidential debate Carly Fiorina allegedly cited an entirely imaginary video in order to make a crazy claim about Planned Parenthood’s brain-harvesting ghoulishness that’s totally unsupported by the facts. Here’s Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick, in a representative rant, attacking Fiorina’s “big fib,” the sheer “enormity” of which has shaken Lithwick’s faith in honesty in politics and journalism: Nobody—not even Fiorina’s staunchest defenders—can say that these videos that clearly don’t...
  • Academia’s Binderful of Women

    09/28/2015 11:49:54 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 28, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    In the last presidential election, the Republican candidate, Mitt Romney, received much derision when he announced in a debate that as governor of Massachusetts, his team assembled “a binderful of women” as the top applicants for state jobs. (The barbs weren’t all from those who prize the politically correct either. Two memorable photo-shop takeoffs took dead aim at the Clintons. One featured the former first lady on the phone saying, “No I don’t have the binderful of women.” Another featured former President Clinton himself giving his infamous smirk at the camera with the “quote” “Where is that binderful of women?”)...
  • Elizabeth Warren just gave the speech that Black Lives Matter activists have been waiting for

    09/28/2015 6:02:19 AM PDT · by PROCON · 46 replies
    WAPO ^ | Sep. 27, 2015 | Wesley Lowery
    In a Sunday speech on racial inequality, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called for broad policing reform — including de-escalation training and body cameras for all police officers — and likened the current Black Lives Matter movement to the civil rights movement that won black Americans the right to vote in the 1960s. "None of us can ignore what is happening in this country. Not when our black friends, family, neighbors literally fear dying in the streets." Warren said. "This is the reality all of us must confront, as uncomfortable and ugly as that reality may be. It comes to us...
  • Mayors Of Eighteen U.S. Cities Tell Obama They Are Ready To Take More Syrian Refugees

    09/26/2015 6:08:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 117 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/24/15 | Kerry Picket
    Mayors from eighteen U.S. cities signed a letter to President Obama saying they are willing to take even more refugees than what has been proposed by the administration. “We will welcome the Syrian families to make homes and new lives in our cities,” wrote the mayors, all of whom are part of the Cities United for Immigration Action coalition. “Indeed, we are writing to say that we stand ready to work with your Administration to do much more and to urge you to increase still further the number of Syrian refugees the United States will accept for resettlement.” “This is...
  • Report: Kerry Blocked Netanyahu-Abbas Meeting

    09/26/2015 11:24:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    inn ^ | 9/26/15 | Cynthia Blank
    US Secretary of State John Kerry has blocked a meeting between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas, senior Palestinian and Israeli officials say. During a meeting with four retired Israeli ambassadors in Paris last Monday, Haaretz reported, Abbas said that despite his willingness to meet with Netanyahu, "a third party who is not Israeli" had recently prevented the meeting. Netanyahu has reportedly been sending Abbas messages for weeks about reviving the long-stalled peace process amid escalating Arab violence and Abbas' threat to suspend key clauses of the Oslo Accords during his visit to the United...
  • Kerry sees opportunity to work with (terrorist nation) Iran on Syria

    09/26/2015 6:13:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/26/15 | Meghashyam Mali
    Secretary of State John Kerry said he sees a "major opportunity" to bring Iran into efforts to end the Syrian civil war as he met his Iranian counterpart ahead of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. "I view this week as a major opportunity for any number of countries to play an important role in trying to resolve some of the very difficult issues of the Middle East," Kerry told reporters alongside Iranian Minister Javad Zarif. "We need to achieve peace and a way forward in Syria, in Yemen, in the region itself. And I think there are...
  • It’s Time to Rethink Syria

    09/25/2015 6:04:15 AM PDT · by JPX2011 · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | September 25, 2015 | Philip Gordon
    When I started at the White House in March 2013, I was among those who advocated increased assistance, including military assistance, to the Syrian opposition. Secretary of State John Kerry led the diplomatic effort to rally and unify our key partners, who all pledged to support the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) as the legitimate representatives of Syrian people and to channel military support to the Supreme Military Council (SMC), then led by General Salim Idriss. It was not long, however, before it was apparent—at least to me—that this approach would not work. The SOC was weak and out of touch...
  • Brady rank Belichick or the Pope higher? 'In Bill we trust!'

    09/23/2015 11:16:45 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 16 replies
    Comcast Sports ^ | 09/23/2015 | Phil Perry
    FOXBORO -- We know Patriots quarterback Tom Brady reveres Bill Belichick, and on Wednesday he put his head coach next to God. Kind of. With Pope Francis stateside, Brady was asked about the Holy Father and laughed when posed the question, "You rank Bill or the Pope higher?" "In Bill we trust! You kidding me?" Brady answered.
  • F-18 Crashes West of Lemoore

    09/21/2015 6:21:40 PM PDT · by Mat_Helm · 17 replies
    Hanford Sentinal ^ | 09/21/15 | Staff reports
    An F/A-18 fighter jet aircraft has crashed west of Naval Air Station Lemoore. The crash, which happened Monday, was north of Highway 198 in a dirt field just east of the Kings/Fresno county line, about two miles west of NASL, according to Adam Barresi, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol. The pilot reportedly ejected from the aircraft in mid-air, parachuted to the ground, landed and walked over to emergency responders on scene, according to Kings County Fire Chief Bill Lynch. Lynch said the crash happened around 4 p.m. The pilot's name wasn't immediately available. The parachute was reported as...
  • Kerry: US to Increase Refugee Influx to 100,000 in 2017 (Eh, where is out Congress on this?)

    09/20/2015 11:30:23 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 8 replies
    newsmax ^ | 9/20/15 | g richter
    The Obama administration will increase the number of refugees allowed into the United States annually to 100,000 in 2017, The New York Times reports. The current limit is 70,000, and that would go up to 85,000 in fiscal 2016, then to 100,000 annually in 2017, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday during meetings in Berlin. Kerry also said he would be looking into ways to expand the number beyond 100,000 in later years while still maintaining the background check process. This step is in keeping with America’s best tradition as a land of second chances and a beacon...
  • Sam Youngman: “Conway sweats. A lot.”

    09/20/2015 12:56:48 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 6 replies
    Over at the Lexington Herald-Leader, political writer Sam Youngman offers a blistering critique of Jack Conway’s performance at Tuesday night’s debate. Not only did Youngman compare Conway to “A 1980s commercial for antiperspirant,” but said: “Between the Al Gore body language and the 1960 Richard Nixon sweating, Conway looked ill at ease on the stage, and he desperately needs strong debate performances from here on out to break through a political environment that is potentially apocalyptic for Democrats.” Conway’s answer to a question about a sexual harassment case bothered Youngman (among others) “The larger problem for Conway came from some...
  • Barney Frank: Joe Biden 'doesn't look presidential'

    09/18/2015 6:56:40 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 42 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/18/2015 | Joe Dwinell
    Former Bay State congressman Barney Frank had harsh words for Joe Biden yesterday, saying the vice president isn’t suited for the Oval Office and should stay out of the 2016 White House sweepstakes. “There’s something about him that doesn’t look presidential,” Frank told the Herald when asked if the veep should jump in the race. “It would be a mistake for him to do that.” Frank’s comments come as a top Biden backer was reportedly overheard this week saying, “I am 100 percent that Joe is in.” Frank also blasted Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, saying the self-described socialist doesn’t...
  • Trump panic: GOP establishment floats Romney 3rd-party candidacy

    09/18/2015 1:57:10 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 139 replies ^ | 9/18/15 | Garth Kant
    WASHINGTON – The Empire strikes back? First, the Republican Party made Donald Trump sign an oath of loyalty by pledging to support its eventual presidential nominee and not run as a third-party candidate. Now, the establishment GOP may be planning to do the very thing it made Trump promise not to do: bolt from the Republican party and run a third-party campaign. Mark McKinnon, former President George W. Bush’s chief media strategist, suggested a scenario to NPR the GOP elite might follow if it looks like Trump will win the party’s presidential nomination. “The Republican establishment completely freaks out. They...
  • The Shady Family Behind America’s Iran Lobby

    09/15/2015 12:17:22 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 10 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | September 15, 2015 | By Alex Shirazi
    When the world’s major powers struck a deal over Iran’s nuclear program in Vienna in July, it represented a victory not just for the Islamic Republic, which has now been granted international legitimacy as a nuclear threshold state, but also for a small but increasingly influential lobby in America, one which has long sought rapprochement between Washington and Tehran and now seeks to leverage a successfully concluded nuclear deal as a means to that end. This Iran lobby, publicly represented by the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), has become a staunch institutional ally of the White House selling the Joint...
  • Brady says he hopes Trump can win presidency

    09/16/2015 10:46:52 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 11 replies
    Mining Journal ^ | September 17, 2015
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said Wednesday that he hopes Donald Trump can win the presidency, hours before Trump was set to participate in the second Republican debate. The Super Bowl MVP, whose four-game suspension for using deflated footballs was recently overturned by a judge, grinned broadly as he talked about his golf partner. "I hope so," he said. "It would be great. There would be a putting green on the White House lawn, I'm sure of that." Brady's locker sported a "Make America Great Again" red hat sent to him by Trump. "It was...
  • Tom Brady says he's supporting Trump for president

    09/16/2015 2:25:05 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 32 replies ^ | 9/16/15 | AP
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady threw his support behind presidential candidate Donald Trump Wednesday, hours before the second Republican debate. The Super Bowl MVP, whose four-game suspension for using deflated footballs was recently overturned by a judge, says he thinks his golf partner can win. "I hope so," he said. "It would be great. There would be a putting green on the White House lawn, I can tell you that."
  • TEACHABLE MOMENT: Boston Bombers Were Refugees Seeking Safety from Conflict in their Home Country

    09/16/2015 9:08:11 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 25 replies
    patriotactionnetwork ^ | September 11, 2015
    Barack Obama, in his constant effort to bring about more danger to the Americans he charged to help protect, has announced he will accept at least 10,000 new refugees beginning next month. If Europe provides a good example of what we can expect, these refugees will primarily be Muslim men. This on the same day the Homeland Security Chair says we have no possible way to vet those coming from Syria. NYT has more. President Obama, under increasing pressure to demonstrate that the United States is joining European nations in the effort to resettle Syrian refugees, has told his administration...
  • Boston Mayor, Police Sending Letter To All Licensed Gun Owners

    09/12/2015 1:57:28 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 56 replies
    BOSTON (CBS) — If you legally own a firearm in Boston, expect to be hearing from the mayor and police commissioner soon. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Police Commissioner William Evans announced Wednesday that they’re taking new measures to try and reduce gun violence.
  • Report: Patriots' broadcast bleeds into Steelers' coaching headsets during opener

    09/10/2015 7:04:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 74 replies
    ...Pittsburgh Steelers coaches were getting the Patriots' broadcast over their headsets during Thursday night's game. The Patriots' coach-to-coach headsets were shut off intermittently, the NFL told Tafoya. NFL head of security Jeff Miller was shown on camera while Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth were discussing the mishap. Blake Jones, NFL director of football operations, went down to the field to help out with the headsets. The league described the reception problem as "intermittent" and it was believed to be resolved early in the second quarter. Because it was not a complete system failure, New England's coaches were not required to...
  • Planned Parenthood Founder Said She'd Leave Country If JFK Elected--Because He Was Catholic

    09/09/2015 11:23:22 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/8/15 | Michael W. Chapman
    ( – Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger opposed the Catholic Church for decades because of its moral teachings and its theology in general, to the point that in 1960, when John F. Kennedy, a Catholic, ran for president, Sanger said if he were elected, she would “find another place to live.”Sanger (1879-1966), in her many writings and speeches, frequently attacked the Catholic Church, describing it as among the “arch-enemies to hinder the progress of enlightenment” and determined to destroy America’s “liberties” and establish its own “rules & dominion.”  In early July 1960, when then-Senator John F. Kennedy (D-Mass.) was about...
  • White House About To Bust A Vessel After Cops Turn Their Back On Obama During Speech In Boston

    09/09/2015 5:00:10 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 56 replies
    And as Sheriff David Clarke said last week, it is Obama himself who started the “War on Police”rhetoric top begin with. Well, today, Obama was in Boston for his Labor Day Speech, with hundreds of dignitaries invited, and police typically greeting the president after the event. Not this year. Because the Boston Police Union decided to show Obama what cops think of him…and BOYCOTTED it…leading Administration officials to send an angry response to the Mayor. From Gateway Pundit via Boston Herald: Jerry Flynn, a Lowell cop on leave while serving as executive director of the New England Police Benevolent Association,...
  • Tom Brady Calls Donald Trump 'Amazing,' Owns a Trump Hat

    09/09/2015 12:44:03 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 19 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | SEPTEMBER 9, 2015
    Amid all the revelations about the Patriots' systematized signal-stealing and the NFL's backroom deals, you might have missed the day's most important story: Tom Brady is a Donald Trump fan! All right, "fan" might be a little strong. And "most important story" is definitely overselling it. But still, speaking on Boston radio station WEEI Tuesday morning, Brady confirmed that indeed, he's a friend of Trump's, saying that Trump has done "amazing things." Brady stopped short of saying he would vote for Trump, but still: TRUMP/BRADY 2016. We can hope, can't we?

    09/07/2015 12:45:22 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 93 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 7, 2015 | by PAM KEY
    167 Monday at an AFL-CIO Labor Day event in Pittsburgh, Vice President Joe Biden ranted about the economy as it pertains to the American labor force. Biden said, “We can’t let the changes that have taken place and crept in for the last twenty years— but they have been devastating for workers. I hope everybody in America has a chance to become millionaire and we need billionaires. But let me tell you something, man, The tax code’s not fair. It’s simply not fair. The wealthy aren’t paying their fair share. It used to be one America everybody was in on...
  • Obama rips GOP candidates as anti-union

    09/08/2015 1:57:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    NBC15 ^ | September 8, 2015
    Boston (CNN) --- President Barack Obama lambasted Republican presidential candidates Monday, charging the GOP is treating American workers like a hostile force while looking out only for the rich. Obama delivered a Labor Day speech in Boston, where he traveled to unveil a new executive order he signed forcing companies who contract with the federal government to provide paid sick leave to their employees. Obama, saying he was relieved to not be on the ballot next November, hit at Republicans who he claimed were espousing policies that would erode the middle class. "We're starting to hear a lot about middle-class...
  • Fed up cops turn their backs on Obama’s Labor Day visit

    09/08/2015 5:53:04 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 21 replies
    BIZ ^ | 9/7/2015 | Carmine Sabia
    President Obama gave a Labor Day speech in Boston about the importance of unions on Monday, but one of the area’s top police union’s didn’t want to hear any of it. The New England Police Benevolent Association boycotted the event to protest Obama’s lack of support for law enforcement in an era of anti-cop violence. The Obama White House has overseen a “horror show” of lawlessness, the union charged, with cops as the intended victims. The association’s president Jerry Flynn gave a statement to the Boston Herald about its reasoning for the boycott. Our members are enraged at his lack...
  • President Obama: If Tom Brady Needs A Union, We All Do

    09/07/2015 3:42:45 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies ^ | September 7,2015 | Daniel J. Flynn
    President Barack Obama namedropped Tom Brady at a Labor Day event in Boston to stress the importance of unions. But the president did so after crossing the picket lines of non-striking workers of two important public-employee unions protesting his event at the Park Plaza Hotel near Boston Common.
  • Cop union boycotting Obama speech in Boston

    09/07/2015 9:06:26 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 26 replies
    AmericanThinker ^ | September 7, 2015 | Thomas Lifson