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  • House GOP to Senate: We’re not taking up your highway bill

    07/27/2015 12:35:31 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 89 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 27, 2015 | Scott Wong
    The House will not vote on a multi-year Senate highway bill that revives the now-expired Export-Import Bank, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Monday. “We’re not taking up the Senate bill,” McCarthy declared to a roomful of reporters in his office. Instead, McCarthy urged the Senate to take up a short-term House-passed bill which extends federal highway funding for five months, without renewing the Ex-Im Bank charter. He called the House bill the “best option” for Congress before money for highways, bridges and mass transit runs out on Friday. McCarthy’s declaration is a blow not only to the Senate,...
  • Senate advances Export-Import Bank lifeline

    07/26/2015 10:15:33 PM PDT · by Rabin · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/26/15 | SUSAN FERRECHIO
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., kept a promise made to Democratics earlier this year that in exchange for their support on an important trade deal, he would allow a vote on a measure to extend the bank.... Obama administration is closer than ever on a breakthrough on the biggest trade deal in world history. http://www.politico.com/story/2015/07/trans-pacific-partnership-trade-pact-challenges-120600.html All the Good ol Boys are convinced we the people, maintain generic, or self-inflicted stupid. We the people keep proving it is so, up to the tipping p0int. Raben
  • De Blasio raves about presidential hopeful, but it’s not Hillary

    07/25/2015 4:23:15 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 25, 2015 | Rich Calder
    Mayor de Blasio is a big fan of presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders — because the Vermont senator is a proud “Democratic socialist.” [Snip] De Blasio was quick to correct CNN’s Carol Costello after she called Sanders a “socialist,” telling her the senator is a “Democratic socialist.” “I think there’s a lot to like in that title,” he gushed.
  • Kerry has ‘intense exchange’ with Jewish leaders over Iran deal

    07/26/2015 10:31:34 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | 07/26/2015 | Geoff Earle and Kevin Fasick
    Secretary of State John Kerry had an “intense exchange” when he tried to sell the Iran nuclear deal to skeptical Jewish leaders in New York on Friday.A day after GOP senators blasted him for getting “fleeced” by Iran, Kerry faced another tough crowd in a closed-door meeting with about 120 Jewish leaders at the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.“It was very intense exchange, serious exchange,” the group’s vice chairman, Malcolm Hoenlein, told The Post.Kerry spoke from a podium and fielded pointed questions from a crowd of Israel supporters concerned that the deal could allow Iran to get...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Unfavorable Rating Higher Than Those of All Her 2016 Democratic Rivals

    07/25/2015 2:02:09 PM PDT · by lbryce · 21 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | July 24, 2015 | Morgan Chalfant
    Hillary Clinton’s favorable rating has sunk to a new low as that of her 2016 rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) has doubled since March. A Gallup poll released Friday demonstrates that the share of Americans with a favorable view of Clinton has declined from 48 percent in April when she first announced her presidential campaign to 43 percent today. Meanwhile, Sanders is enjoying an incredible surge; the Vermont senator’s favorable rating has doubled since Gallup tested it in March, jumping from 12 to 24 percent. Unfortunately for Clinton, her unfavorable rating has been rising. The share of Americans holding...
  • Cruz accuses McConnell of lying (Why Cruz voted for TPA)

    07/24/2015 10:24:01 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 129 replies
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in a blistering floor speech Friday accused Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) of lying to him over a deal to vote on reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank.
  • AG's office vows review amid Planned Parenthood video flap (Massachusetts)

    07/23/2015 1:48:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | July 22, 2015 | Chris Villani
    Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said she will look into Planned Parenthood in Massachusetts to determine whether any local offices may have been involved in the tissue donation controversy that has hit the women’s health group over the past week. “My office spoke with Planned Parenthood and they assured us this type of alleged activity does not happen here,” Healey told Boston Herald Radio’s “Morning Meeting.” “That said, we are going to review it, we are going to ask questions, as always is the case. We will always make sure to look at any evidence of illegal activity here in...
  • Brockton Man Is First Ashley Madison User Exposed By Hackers

    07/22/2015 4:42:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 117 replies
    WBZ ^ | 7/21/15 | Jim Armstrong
    For a website like AshleyMadison.com that prides itself on secrecy and anonymity, a breach like this can be catastrophic. The site’s subscribers pay to have access to other married people looking to have affairs. They all, presumably, felt that their private information was safe. “The quick answer is: not that safe,” says Dr. Michael Sulmeyer, the director of the Cyber Security Initiative at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government’s Belfer Center.He says Ashley Madison’s clients know now the truth of the web: everything is hackable.“Largely, you should not have an expectation of ultimate security and privacy,” Sulmeyer explains. “And...
  • Kerry Might Be Disturbed by Iran, But Obama Sure Isn’t

    So Secretary of State John Kerry finds Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s plans to defy U.S. Middle East policy “very disturbing.” (H/T Allahpundit at Hot Air). So now Kerry is disturbed by Iran? Apparently, Kerry wasn’t all that disturbed negotiating with a regime that is currently holding four Americans in captivity. Of course, when Major Garrett of CBS News dared to question President Obama about it, he admonished Garrett and told him he “should know better.” If Kerry genuinely finds Khamenei’s statements disturbing, President Obama surely doesn’t. After all, when Khamenei uttered “Of course, yes, Death to America,” back...
  • Ted Cruz’s Iran doomsday: ‘Murder’ of millions of Israelis, Americans

    07/21/2015 12:02:48 PM PDT · by VinL · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/21/15
    Ted Cruz’s worst fear about the nuclear deal with Iran? That “millions of Americans will be murdered by radical theocratic zealots.” President Obama [argues] that under the deal Iran’s ability to quickly make a bomb will be hamstrung, and that doing nothing would actually accelerate Iran’s nuclear capabilities. But Cruz said if Iran were to acquire a bomb, he fears the detonation of a nuclear weapon over Tel Aviv,... that would “murder vast numbers of Palestinians” and Israeli Jews. “The odds are unacceptably high that they would view the murder of those Palestinians is perfectly acceptable collateral damage to annihilating...
  • John Kerry: It’s ‘Very Disturbing’ How Ayatollah Keeps Saying He Wants to Destroy Us

    07/21/2015 8:52:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/21/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    Secretary of State John Kerry admitted to Al-Arabiya that it’s “very disturbing” how Ayatollah Ali Khamenei continues talking about destroying the U.S. and Israel after signing the P5+1 nuclear agreement.Kerry said he would be pitching Gulf partners on “all of the ways in which this agreement, in fact, makes the Gulf states and the region safer.” “I will also discuss with them at great length the things that the United States of America is going to do, working with them, in order to push back against the terror and counterterrorism efforts and other activities in the region that are very...
  • U.S. 'disturbed' by Iranian leader's criticism after deal

    07/21/2015 7:44:04 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 31 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 21 Jul 2015 | Bozorgmehr Sharafedin Nour
    DUBAI, (Reuters) - The United States said on Tuesday it was very disturbed by anti-U.S. hostility voiced by Iran's top leader after a nuclear deal, as both countries' top diplomats sought to calm opposition to the accord from political hardliners at home. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said a speech by Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on Saturday vowing to defy American policies in the region despite a deal with world powers over Tehran's nuclear programme was "very troubling". "I don't know how to interpret it at this point in time, except to take it at face value, that...
  • Defiant Ayatollah: Deal Changes Nothing

    07/21/2015 6:22:19 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 11 replies
    Patriot News Daily ^ | 7/20/2015 | Staff
    If President Barack Obama and other world leaders hoped the nuclear agreement with Iran would lead to normalized relations down the road, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has nipped that prospect in the bud. Speaking Saturday about the deal, the Islamic holy leader denied a wider shift in foreign policy. “We have repeatedly said we don’t negotiate with the U.S. on regional or international affairs; not even on bilateral issues. There are some exceptions like the nuclear program that we negotiated with the Americans to serve our interests,” Khamenei said. Iranians are excited about the ramifications of the deal,...
  • Syriac-Assyrians welcome US statement on self-government and self-defence [Christians]

    07/21/2015 4:57:52 AM PDT · by huldah1776
    Middle East Monitor ^ | July 21, 2015 | N/A
    Christians in Syria have welcomed the statement by US General John Allen, the special coordinator of the International Coalition against ISIS, in which he recognised the need for all peoples in Syria to have some degree of autonomy when they are freed from tyranny. The Syriac-Assyrians made their comments in a press release in which they also welcomed the continuing efforts of the coalition against ISIS. "This demonstrates," they said, "that the war against the militant group is a war to defend the whole of humanity." against the militant group is a war to defend the whole of humanity." There...
  • Media Matters Smears Ann Romney About Her MS, Says She’s ‘Got It Great’

    07/20/2015 10:52:48 PM PDT · by Ripliancum · 4 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/20/2015 | Derek Hunter
    Media Matters, the allegedly non-partisan progressive “watchdog” group that has been caught coordinating with the Obama administration and whose founder has pledged his group’s loyalty to Hillary Clinton, sure doesn’t like Ann Romney. And why? Because she’s written too many books. Oliver Willis, a “research fellow” at the activist group, was disturbed that the former first lady of Massachusetts had written another book. He was so bothered that he felt the need to tell the world of his disgust...
  • Gay vets OK’d for St. Pat’s parade [Boston]

    12/16/2014 5:53:43 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 15 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 12/16/2014 | Peter Gelzinis, O’Ryan Johnson
    The Allied War Veterans Council of South Boston voted last night to allow a gay veterans group to march in the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, according to Brian Mahoney, the group’s commander. “It’s awesome. It’s outstanding,” said Bryan Bishop, founder of OUTVETS, the first openly gay group to be allowed to march in the parade after a two-decade-long controversy. Bishop was credited by Mahoney as having swayed the board. Bishop told the Herald that when he spoke to the nine-member council last night and gave his pitch, he didn’t think it could have gone worse and was shocked when...
  • It’s not Dixie’s fault

    07/20/2015 8:02:32 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 17,2015 | Thomas J. Sugrue
    Education remains separate and unequal nearly everywhere in the United States, but Confederate-flag-waving Southerners aren’t responsible for the most racially divided schools. That title goes to New York, where 64 percent of black students attend schools with few, if any, white students, according to a recent report by the Civil Rights Project. In fact, the Northeast is the only region where the percentage of black students in extremely segregated schools — those where at least 90 percent of students are minorities — is higher than it was in the 1960s. Schools in the South, on the other hand, saw the...
  • The Daily 202: Bernie’s base problems

    07/20/2015 5:50:05 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/20/15 | James Hohmann and Elise Viebeck
    PHOENIX—Bernie Sanders is unaccustomed to being heckled by protesters. The self-identified democratic socialist was caught off guard here Saturday when African-American and Latino activists jeered him at Netroots Nation. Sanders’ inability to control the audience – he tried to shut them up and then he tried to yell over them – underscores his broader struggle to expand his appeal and highlights why his summer surge is unlikely to last. The huge crowds Sanders draws are overwhelmingly white, and polling consistently shows that virtually all of his support comes from whites. After Iowa and New Hampshire, the first two contests on...
  • Pamela Geller, Breitbart News: The Mosques Behind Jihad Attacks in America

    07/19/2015 4:28:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 7/19/15 | Pamela Geller
    By Pamela Geller, Breitbart, July 19, 2015 The New York Times reported Thursday that “in the last two or three months,” the Chattanooga gunman Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez “had begun showing up rather regularly at Friday Prayer at the Islamic Society of Greater Chattanooga, a large mosque and cultural center, said Dr. Azhar S. Sheikh, a founding member of the center’s board.” “Dr. Sheikh said that he showed no signs of extremism. He said the family regularly worshiped at the mosque,” the NYT reported. What is being taught at that mosque? Are investigators simply going to assume that the mosque is...
  • John Kerry, who knows something about having his war record attacked, savages Donald Trump

    07/19/2015 3:14:04 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 87 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7-20-2015 | Brett Logiurato
    July 20, 2015John Kerry, who knows something about having his war record attacked, savages Donald Trumpby Brett Logiurato Secretary of State John Kerry came to the defense late Saturday night of Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), whose combat record had come under fire earlier in the day by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Kerry served in the US Senate with McCain for nearly 30 years before replacing Hillary Clinton as secretary of state near the start of President Barack Obama's second term. "I have known John McCain for more than 30 years. We've had our share of disagreements and still do...
  • Kerry: It Would Be 'Presumptuous' to Go to Congress Before Going to UN

    07/19/2015 11:32:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 07/19/2015 | Daniel Halper
    Secretary of State John Kerry defended the Obama administration's decision to take the Iran deal to the United Nations before the U.S. Congress votes on it. Kerry made the remarks in an interview this morning on ABC News: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO The ABC reporter, Jon Karl, asked, "But the bottom line, the UN is going to vote on this before Congress gets to vote on this?" "Well, they have a right to do that, honestly. It is presumptuous of some people to say that France, Russia, China, Germany, Britain ought to do what the Congress tells them...
  • Mitt Romney Piles On Trump For Savaging McCain, Trump Fires Back

    07/18/2015 2:37:19 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 212 replies
    TPM ^ | 7/18/15 | DAVID KURTZ
    As a wave of Republican scorn washed over Donald Trump Saturday for questioning John McCain's status as a war hero, Mitt Romney joined in with praise for McCain and derision for Trump. -snip- Both men lost to Barack Obama, a fact Trump was quick to tout in returning fire toward Romney: Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump 49 minutes ago Why would anybody listen to @MittRomney? He lost an election that should have easily been won against Obama. By the way,so did John McCain!
  • Sgt. Sullivan, killed in Chattanooga attack, went to aid fellow Marines when he was fatally shot

    07/18/2015 2:22:31 PM PDT · by libertarian27 · 18 replies
    MassLive ^ | 7-17-2015 | Conor Berry
    SPRINGFIELD — He was a hero right to the end, according to those who served with Marine Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, one of four Marines killed in a deadly attack in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Thursday, in what some officials are calling an ISIS-inspired attack. Sullivan, a Springfield native raised in East Forest Park, was running to save his wounded colleagues when he, too, was shot. He didn't survive. Known as "Gunny" to his fellow Marines, Sullivan "died a hero yesterday," Marine Sgt. Amanda Vincent told Sullivan's family, who gathered Friday at the Hampden home of his parents, Gerry and Betty...
  • It’s time to draft Al Gore: If Democrats want to win, it’s clear neither Hillary nor Sanders..

    07/18/2015 1:10:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 72 replies
    Salon ^ | July 17, 2015 | Sean Illing
    It’s time to draft Al Gore: If Democrats want to win, it’s clear neither Hillary nor Sanders is the way The presidential election is still sixteen months away, but this much is clear: Hillary Clinton is a vulnerable candidate. Since announcing her candidacy in April, Clinton’s stature has steadily slipped. Things got even worse this week. We learned, first, that Bernie Sanders eclipsed Clinton in small, individual donations, which is an indicator of popular support among likely voters. Second, and more problematic, the newest AP poll revealed significant weaknesses among Democrats on a host of issues, including trust, character, and...
  • Chattanooga shooting: Springfield native Thomas Sullivan among Marines killed

    07/17/2015 9:32:36 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 11 replies
    masslive.com ^ | 7/17/15 | Conor Berry
    He grew up in Springfield, Massachusetts, survived two tours of duty in Iraq, and earned a Purple Heart. But, according to his family, he died in a domestic terrorist attack on Thursday, July 16, 2015, at the hands of a madman in Chattanooga, Tennessee, who shot up a military base, killing four Marines and wounding three others. His name is Thomas J. Sullivan, 40, a member of the U.S. Marine Corps, one of three kids of Jerry and Betty Sullivan. He grew up in the East Forest Park section of Springfield, graduated Cathedral High School and went on to serve...
  • As Kerry Recalled His War Experience at End of Iran Talks, ‘Everyone Had Tears in Their Eyes’

    07/16/2015 7:42:28 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 53 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 7/15/16 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – In the closing minutes of the Iran nuclear negotiations in Vienna this week, Secretary of State John Kerry made a comment about having gone to war as a young man and not wanting to do so again, leaving everyone in the room, including the Iranians, with “tears in their eyes.” Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman, the lead U.S. negotiator in the talks, recounted the moment while addressing the annual Generation Prague Conference at the State Department on Wednesday. Sherman said that in the final plenary session, with the media out of the room, each of...
  • Clinton proposes tax breaks for corporate profit-sharing

    07/16/2015 11:02:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 16, 2015 2:00 PM EDT | Jill Colvin
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is proposing new incentives to encourage corporations to share profits with workers. Her plan is to give businesses that offer employees a share of profits a two-year tax credit equal to at least 15 percent of their profit-sharing payments. The plan would exclude high-income workers and firms where only a small percentage of employees benefit. …
  • Subprime Revisionism In Clinton’s War On Wall St.

    07/16/2015 5:10:14 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 16 replies
    Investors Busniness Daily ^ | 7/15/2015 | IBD Editorial
    2016: If only Wall Street bankers had listened to St. Hillary during the subprime mortgage frenzy. She now claims she warned about the risky loans. Yep, a Clinton actually went there. Her campaign may regret it. While bashing Wall Street for risky acts and "criminal behavior," Clinton in her first economic stump speech portrayed herself as the voice of financial sanity in a casino of wild greed. "As we all know, in the years before the crash, financial firms piled risk upon risk," she intoned, "and regulators in Washington either wouldn't or couldn't keep up. "I was alarmed by this...
  • AP-GfK Poll: Clinton’s standing falls among Democrats

    07/16/2015 1:11:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 16, 2015 3:47 AM EDT | Lisa Lerer and Emily Swanson
    Hillary Rodham Clinton’s standing is falling among Democrats, and voters view her as less decisive and inspiring than when she launched her presidential campaign just three months ago, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. The survey offers a series of warning signs for the leading Democratic candidate. Most troubling, perhaps, for her prospects are questions about her compassion for average Americans, a quality that fueled President Barack Obama’s two White House victories. Just 39 percent of all Americans have a favorable view of Clinton, compared to nearly half who say they have a negative opinion of her. That’s an...
  • Voters see Hillary as more extreme than all GOP presidential candidates

    07/15/2015 4:49:18 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 7 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 07/14/2015 | John Merline
    Ask any journalist or pundit to name the most out-of-the-mainstream candidates in the presidential race, and you're almost certain to hear names on the Republican side of the aisle — people like Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio. But it turns the real extremists are the ones leading the pack for the Democratic nomination — at least in the public's mind.
  • Residents Shocked to Hear Neighbor Was Alleged Terrorist

    07/15/2015 9:37:06 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    kplc-tv ^ | Jul 14, 2015 | Tim Callery
    Residents of a quiet Adams neighborhood in disbelief Monday night after learning one of their own was plotting terror attacks on U.S. soil. "Too close for comfort for me, my friends and my family," said resident Lila Zustra. According to court documents obtained by Western Mass News, Alexander Ciccolo, also known as Ali Al Amriki, was arrested back on July 4 after obtaining two glock pistols and two rifles from a source working with the FBI. "My son catches the bus right up the road and to have someone like that right here, it's overwhelming," said resident Jessica Pierce. Federal...
  • Snow Pile in Boston Finally Melts!

    07/14/2015 8:44:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 7/14/2015 | Eric Scheiner
    “Finally - The Snow is Gone!” – that’s what the Facebook post of the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency said on Tuesday.
  • Son of Boston police captain charged in marathon-inspired ISIS terror (bomb) plot...

    07/14/2015 4:58:28 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Published: 13:29 EST, 13 July 2015 | Updated: 16:51 EST, 13 July 2015 Read more: http://www.dail | article credits AP and Reuters
    Federal officials revealed Monday they have arrested a heavily armed Massachusetts man who was building bombs in his apartment and planned to attack a crowded university campus cafeteria on behalf of the Islamic State militant group. Alexander Ciccolo, 23, also known as Ali Al Amriki, was arrested July 4 for the unlawful receipt of multiple guns, the U.S. Justice Department said in a news release. His indictment was unsealed today. The college he intended to target was not disclosed... ...Ciccolo's father, Boston police Captain Robert Ciccolo (pictured), contacted FBI September, 11, 2014, saying his son 'had expressed a desire to...
  • BAD BLOOD: Marilyn Mosby’s Mom Resigned Boston Police Force After Failing Drug Test

    07/13/2015 9:16:30 PM PDT · by Crystal Palace East · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Chuck Ross
    The mother of Baltimore city state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby faced numerous disciplinary actions during her 20-year career as a Boston police officer, though the public wouldn’t know it based on the Freddie Gray case prosecutor’s public statements touting her family’s strong policing history. The 35-year-old Mosby has used her family’s police ties to rebut critics who say she rushed to judgement and overcharged the six cops involved in Gray’s April 12 arrest. The 25-year-old Gray died a week later, touching off rioting in Baltimore and nationwide protests. “Law enforcement is pretty much instilled within my being,” Mosby told MSNBC’s Chris...
  • Lowell men charged in brutal rapes of two 14-year-old girls (Massachusetts)

    07/13/2015 4:27:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Valley Dispatch ^ | July 13, 2015 | Robert Mills
    LOWELL -- An investigation that began on July 7, when a Lowell police officer found a disheveled and injured girl collapsed in the street, led to the arrest of two men on charges that they violently raped two 14-year-old girls after plying them with alcohol. Describing the case as "an unusually brutal assault," Capt. Timothy Crowley announced the arrests of Henry Espinola, 18, of 79 Andrews St., Unit 2, and Andres Peguero, 18, of 136 Felton St. Both men are charged with three counts of aggravated rape of a child, and two counts of furnishing alcohol to a minor, according...
  • Rhode Island’s Chafee largely funding his own 2016 bid

    07/13/2015 2:15:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 13, 2015 1:26 PM EDT | Jennifer McDermott
    Donors have given just $30,000 to Lincoln Chafee’s Democratic run for president, leading him to acknowledge that Democratic competitor Bernie Sanders is filling the role he hoped to play in the 2016 contest. Chafee lent his campaign $364,000, according to federal campaign finance filings. The former Rhode Island governor trails by a wide margin in fundraising. The campaign for Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton said it raised $45 million since mid-April, while Sanders, a Vermont senator, has raised $15 million since he joined the race in late April. “I always thought that there was fundraising potential for an honest progressive...
  • Heckler Thrown from Hillary Clinton Economic Speech After Wall Street Question

    07/13/2015 11:54:27 AM PDT · by lbryce · 31 replies
    Washington Beacon ^ | July13, 2015 | orgaChalfant
    A heckler was ejected from Hillary Clinton’s economic speech in New York City Monday after asking the former secretary of state about her position on investment banking regulations. Business Insider reported that Daniel Burke, a self-identified organizer for the LaRouche PAC which supports political activist Lyndon LaRouche, yelled at Clinton at the conclusion of her speech, “Senator Clinton, will you restore Glass-Steagall?” Clinton did not respond to the inquiry, and Burke was removed from the event location, the New School in Manhattan, by security. Passed in 1933 and then repealed 66 years later, the Glass-Steagall Act separates commercial banks from...
  • (DEVELOPING) Son of Boston police captain allegedly involved in terror plot

    07/13/2015 12:13:41 PM PDT · by dware · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07.13.2015 | Fox News
    DEVELOPING: The son of a Boston police captain was an ISIS supporter who planned to set off an improvised explosive device and was arrested after illegally purchasing four firearms on July 4, according to the AP and a Justice Department press release. Authorities say 23-year-old Alexander Ciccolo, who also went by the name Ali Al Amriki, spoke about setting off an explosive device “in places where large numbers of people congregate, such as college cafeterias,” and was seen purchasing a pressure cooker similar to the kind used by the perpetrators of the Boston Marathon bombing.
  • Peace Hippie Busted in ISIS Inspired Plot to Massacre American College Students

    07/13/2015 12:22:36 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/13/15 | Kristinn Taylor
    Three years ago he was a long-haired, bandana-wearing hippie walking for peace, now he’s been arrested for plotting to kill Americans for ISIS. Such is life in Obama’s America. Alexander Ciccolo at a peace walk’ in 2012 against nuclear power and weapons. Photo, ABC News from the Napanee Beaver. Another photo can be seen here. Alexander Ciccolo, “Ali Al Amriki” to his Muslim terrorist friends, was busted by the FBI on July 4 after buying firearms from a confidential source working for the FBI, reported WCVB-TV. Ciccolo also reportedly bought a pressure cooker to make an IED. He allegedly was...
  • Elizabeth Warren Bought Foreclosed Homes to Make a Quick Profit

    05/27/2015 4:04:52 AM PDT · by markomalley · 46 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/27/15 | Jillian Kay Melchior & Eliana Johnson
    Nearly two years after Veo Vessels died, her daughter, 70-year-old Mary Frances Hickman, decided to sell the home her mother had left to her. A sprawling brick house in Oklahoma City’s historic Highland Park neighborhood, it was built in 1924, just a year after Mary’s birth. Decades later, one of Vessels’ great-grandchildren fondly recalls the wood and tile floors, the fish pond, the butler’s quarters, and the multi-car garage where children played house. “It was really, really nice,” says Hickman’s granddaughter, Andrea Martin. That’s part of the reason she’s so surprised her grandmother sold the home in 1993 for a...
  • Kennedy's Love Child Speaks Out: "I Have the Classic Kennedy Drinking Problem"

    01/26/2006 5:28:09 AM PST · by bikepacker67 · 34 replies · 1,528+ views
    What started out as a frontpage supermarket tabloid story in the National Enquirer regarding Senator Ted Kennedy's "love child," is slowly but surely gaining some traction in the mainstream news media. After the story of appeared in the Enquirer, the Boston Herald in Kennedy's own backyard ran a similar story. Now the largest circulation newspaper in the Big Apple, the New York Daily News -- a decidedly liberal news organization -- is running a follow-up story. According to a column in the NY Daily News, Ted Kennedy's alleged love child, Christopher Allen, appears to have corroborated The National Enquirer's claim...
  • This Is How Hillary Loses the Primary (desperate Libtards alert)

    07/09/2015 3:51:22 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | July 9, 2015 | Stuart Stevens
    Bernie Sanders will never be president. But unless Hillary changes her strategy – and soon – he can still wind up toppling her. Something remarkable is happening in American politics. For the first time in our history, a socialist is running a close second and gaining ground on the frontrunner in a presidential race. Anyway you look at it, Senator Bernie Sanders is making history and may very well play a deciding role in who will be the next president. How real is the Sanders movement? Well, at this point in his campaign in 2007, Barack Obama had 180,000 donors...
  • Gene therapy restores hearing in deaf mice

    07/09/2015 12:49:30 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | July 08, 2015 | Provided by Children's Hospital Boston
    Sensory hair cells in the cochlea of a Beethoven mouse treated with TMC2 gene therapy. In this confocal microscopy image, microvilli are shown in red and cell bodies in green. The human ear has about 16,000 sensory hair cells. Credit: Charles Askew :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Using gene therapy, researchers at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School have restored hearing in mice with a genetic form of deafness. Their work, published online July 8 by the journal Science Translational Medicine, could pave the way for gene therapy in people with hearing loss caused by genetic mutations. "Our gene therapy protocol is not...
  • How Bill Cosby’s moralizing backfired: Famous ‘Pound Cake’ speech used to justify unsealing records

    07/08/2015 12:32:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Though long a symbol of responsible parenthood — model TV dad, doctor of education, proud supporter of Temple University — Bill Cosby etched his legacy in stone with a speech in 2004 that took black parents to task. It became famous as the “Pound Cake” speech for this passage: “Looking at the incarcerated, these are not political criminals. These are people going around stealing Coca-Cola. People getting shot in the back of the head over a piece of pound cake! Then we all run out and are outraged: ‘The cops shouldn’t have shot him.’ What the hell was he doing...
  • Millions share story of Baby Doe found dead in Boston Harbor

    07/08/2015 10:17:03 AM PDT · by ZULU · 19 replies
    FOX News ^ | July 8 2015 | Unknown
    In her computer-generated image, she is the picture of innocence: a 4-year-old girl with long brown hair, chubby cheeks and expressive brown eyes. The image has attracted a staggering 45 million views on Facebook as investigators try to identity the child whose remains were found on a Boston Harbor beach nearly two weeks ago. The mystery of Baby Doe began on June 25, when a woman walking her dog on the western shore of Deer Island called 911 and reported finding a trash bag containing the girl's body. The child was wearing white leggings with black polka dots. Inside the...
  • Trump Live on the Kuhner Report ( WRKO )

    07/07/2015 9:32:43 AM PDT · by taildragger · 40 replies
    Jeff Kuhner Show ^ | 7/7/2015 | taildragger
    Trump up next Live. Listen on the web, or on your phone, you know how to find it...
  • Mansfield man charged with threatening to kill Obama

    07/07/2015 12:07:34 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 19 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 6, 2015 | By Matt Stout, Zuri Berry
    A 28-year-old Mansfield man, who had a home filled with swords, spears and other weapons, has been charged with posting online threats about President Obama, according to authorities. Andrew J. O’Keefe was charged in a criminal complaint for allegedly threatening to kill Obama in a posting on the FBI’s website. He appeared in U.S. District Court this morning wearing a green T-shirt, basketball shorts and sneakers. O’Keefe was interviewed by authorities on May 15 after that threat was posted but refused to speak with officers, according to the office of U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz. Authorities then conducted a search warrant...
  • Inside Obama family's $12million summer vacation

    07/06/2015 5:17:03 PM PDT · by John W · 20 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | July 6, 2015 | Ashley Collman
    The president and his family have spent almost every single summer on the Massachusetts island since he was elected into the White House in 2008. The Boston Herald reports that Mr. Obama will be spending August 8-23 at the same $12 million Chilmark cottage where his family stayed last year. A manicurist has been booked for three days a week for their stay, according to the newspaper.
  • Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney Join Marco Rubio In Attacking Donald Trump

    07/04/2015 2:24:59 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 100 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7-4-2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney attacked real estate mogul and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday, telling a CNN reporter he thinks Trump’s remarks on illegal immigrants were a “severe error.” “Do you think Donald Trump’s comments on Mexicans have hurt the Republican Party?” a reporter asked Romney in video carried on CNN on Saturday. “Yes, I think he made a severe error in saying what he did about Mexican-Americans,” Romney replied. “And it’s unfortunate.” “Do you think the candidates should speak up about that?” the reporter followed up. “I think a number of them have,” Romney replied.
  • Rubio, Christie planning sleepover with the Romneys

    07/03/2015 12:50:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 3, 2015 3:48 PM EDT | Jill Colvin
    2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney will be hosting two rival Republican presidential contenders at a holiday sleepover Friday evening. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will both be staying over at Romney’s property in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, an aide to Romney confirmed. The aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of what the aide called the private nature of the event, said the former governor and his wife opened their home to the Christie and Rubio families after hearing they would be in town for the holiday weekend. Both candidates are scheduled to march...