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  • Democrats expand the tent in Maryland… by allowing felons to vote

    02/13/2016 8:34:22 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | February 13,2016 | Jazz Shaw
    The Democrats in Maryland have been in a daze ever since Larry Hogan won the Governors race in November of 2014. How could this have happened? How could a Republican win in a state which is essentially owned and operated by the Democrats who hold a nearly two to one advantage in voter registration? Clearly something had to be done, but the idea of examining their message and policies to find out why their voters were rebelling was out of the question. The obvious answer was to simply round up some additional Democrat voters. But where to find them? Easy...
  • Democrats barraged with hate mail, calls after expanding felon voting rights

    02/13/2016 2:02:31 AM PST · by This_far · 33 replies
    THE WASHINGTON POST ^ | February 12 2016 | Ovetta Wiggins
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's pointed attacks on Democrats who overturned his veto of expanded voting rights for felons appear to have tapped into a current of anger among some state residents, who are sending hate mail and making threatening phone calls to lawmakers who voted for the override.
  • Tempers flare at IRS hearing

    02/12/2016 4:25:58 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/11/2016 | Naomi Jagoda
    A heated argument erupted Thursday at a hearing on the IRS, with Democrats and Republicans trading charges about the work of the Oversight Committee. Two Democrats on the panel accused their GOP colleagues of repeatedly holding hearings on the IRS for political reasons. In his opening statement, Oversight Committee ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) complained that the hearing was the 23rd held about the IRS in recent years. "Unfortunately, Republicans have become obsessed with investigating any and every allegation relating to the IRS, no matter how small," he said. He said Republicans are frustrated that they have never found...
  • Two Cops Murdered in Maryland ‘Ambush’; Shot Because ‘Wearing Uniform’

    02/11/2016 2:42:40 PM PST · by BradtotheBone · 31 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 10 Feb 2016 | Breitbart News
    ABINGDON, Md. (AP) — A gunman fatally shot a sheriff’s deputy inside a crowded restaurant at lunchtime Wednesday and killed another deputy in a shootout nearby, authorities and witnesses said. The suspect was killed in the shootout not far from the shopping center where the restaurant was situated, Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler said. Remarkably, no bystanders were hurt. Police haven’t released a motive for the shooting, but the sheriff said he believed the first deputy who approached the gunman was shot because he was wearing a uniform. The shooter, 67-year-old David Brian Evans, had warrants out for his arrest...
  • You Don't Know What Obama Said At The Mosque

    02/11/2016 2:57:21 AM PST · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | February 11, 2016 | Denis Prager
    If you seek to understand Barack Obama and his views, the best place to go is his speeches. But you have to read them in their entirety, not rely on hearing them or on the media’s summary of them. When you do, you realize how often what Obama says is morally and intellectually confused and even untrue.
  • 2 deputies killed in Maryland shootout

    02/10/2016 3:49:06 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    cbs/ap ^ | 02/10/2016
    <p>A man shot a sheriff's deputy in the head inside a crowded restaurant at lunchtime Wednesday during a shootout, authorities and witnesses previously said.</p> <p>The gunman was killed and, remarkably no bystanders were hurt, Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler said.</p>
  • Two Harford sheriff*s deputies shot, suspect killed in Abingdon (Maryland)

    02/10/2016 12:30:21 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 3 replies
    Baltimore Sun/The Aegis ^ | February 10 | Staff
    Two Harford County sheriff*s deputies were shot and a suspect shot and killed by police Wednesday afternoon in Abingdon, according to the Harford County Sheriff*s Office. Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler held a media briefing Wednesday afternoon outside the Panera Bread restaurant at the Boulevard at Box Hill, where he said, "We fully suspect that both deputies were shot by the same suspect."
  • Released felons gain right to vote in Maryland following veto override

    02/09/2016 9:52:02 AM PST · by House Atreides · 99 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | February 9, 2016 | Erin Cox
    The Maryland Senate narrowly overrode Gov. Larry Hogan's final veto from last year's General Assembly session, paving the way to reinstate voting rights to felons before they complete probation or parole. The 29-18 vote on Tuesday puts the law on the books 30 days from now and represents a political defeat for Hogan, a Republican. The bill was the sixth that Hogan vetoed last year, and the sixth the Democrat-controlled General Assembly reinstated. The vote, twice delayed in order to muster enough support, followed an expansive debate that touched on resolving racial disparities in the criminal justice system and protecting...
  • You Don’t Know What Obama Said at the Mosque

    02/09/2016 6:51:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/09/2016 | Dennis Prager
    If you seek to understand Barack Obama and his views, the best place to go is his speeches. But you have to read them in their entirety, not rely on hearing them or on the media's summary of them. When you do, you come to realize how often what Obama says is morally and intellectually confused and even untrue. The most recent example was his speech last week at a mosque in Baltimore. In addition to reassuring Muslim Americans that they are as American as Americans of every other faith -- a point that any president, Republican or Democrat, would...
  • You Don't Know What Obama Said at the Mosque

    02/09/2016 6:29:07 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 28 replies
    RCP ^ | Dennis Prager
    If you seek to understand Barack Obama and his views, the best place to go is his speeches. But you have to read them in their entirety, not rely on hearing them or on the media's summary of them. When you do, you realize how often what Obama says is morally and intellectually confused and even untrue. The most recent example was his speech last week at a mosque in Baltimore. In addition to reassuring Muslim Americans that they are as American as Americans of every other faith -- President Obama spoke a lot of nonsense, some of it dangerous....
  • Feldman: You Cannot Support Israel’s Existence (and Ours) and Vote Democratic This Election

    02/07/2016 12:10:03 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 7, 2016 | Clarice Feldman
    The Iowa Democratic caucus which I've already described as akin to the Marxist Zimbabwe Farmers-workers confabs is over, and it appears -- as Mark Steyn ably notes -- "almost certain" that Hillary Clinton did not win it. If Iowa were one of those banana republics in which the president-for-life has been prevailed upon to hold an election and Jimmy Carter and a bunch of UN observers had flown in to certify it, none of the above would pass muster. But in the Democrat Party it does:[snip] In effect, Hillary and Bernie fought Iowa to a draw. But a miss is...
  • Federal court deals blow to gun reformers saying people have 'fundamental right' to own assault

    02/07/2016 8:10:45 AM PST · by Cheerio · 24 replies
    Daily News ^ | February 6, 2016 | Laura Bult
    FULL TITLE - Federal court deals blow to gun reformers saying people have 'fundamental right' to own assault weapons in rejection of Maryland law A federal court said that assault weapons are in such "common use" that owning them is a "fundamental right" in a decision that could force the Supreme Court to rule on whether the firearms are legal. On Thursday, a three-judge federal panel dealt a blow to anti-gun violence advocates when they rejected portions of a Maryland gun reform law. The legislation was passed following the Sandy Hook massacre which claimed the lives of 20 children and...
  • Obama's Lecture from the Mosque - The Rest of the Story

    02/06/2016 7:38:43 AM PST · by Jeff Head · 85 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | Feb 4, 2016 | Jeff Head
    President Obama's Lecture from the MosqueThe Rest of the Story Thoughts on Obama's Lecture: From watching and listening to President Barack Hussein Obama lecture all of us as he spoke at the Balitmore Mosque last week...he not only looks entirely comfortable there, heck, you would have thought he was the main Imam cleric for the Mosque. He used their language because he knows it. The teachings of Mohammed flowed naturally off of his lips, because he was raised with it. Earlier he announced to the world in his book that the most beautiful sound in the world in the Islamic...
  • George Will on Primary Race (video)

    02/05/2016 5:55:09 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 21 replies
    Fox News via YouTube ^ | February 4, 2016 | George Will
    George Will on Primary Race (video)
  • President Obama's remarks at the Islamic Society of Baltimore [Transcript]

    02/03/2016 2:56:57 PM PST · by amorphous · 25 replies
    The Baltimore Sun | 3 Feb 2016
    Transcript of President Barack Obama's remarks Wednesday at the Islamic Society of Baltimore, as released by the White House:
  • Obama's Mosque Speech Was A Dangerous Fantasy

    02/04/2016 12:46:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 4, 2016 | David Harsanyi
    Many of the president's ideas about 'tolerance' are antithetical to the American experience, not something to celebrate.For eight years now, the president has reprimanded the American people for their attitudes about Islam. And Barack Obama's big speech to the Islamic Society of Baltimore -- granted, filled with many harmless platitudes -- was no different, leaving little room for any honest dialogue about ideology or faith. Many of the president's ideas about "tolerance," in fact, are antithetical to the American experience, not something to celebrate. Acceptance of outsiders is an American virtue, yes. Do we have to embrace all ideas, as...
  • Virginia Tech Student 'Excited' to Be Part of Alleged Murder, FBI Says

    02/04/2016 10:22:33 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 18 replies
    One of the two Virginia Tech students facing charges in connection with the alleged abduction and fatal stabbing of a 13-year-old girl had her bond request denied today as investigators said she admitted to planning the alleged murder. Natalie Keepers, 19, broke down on the stand today in court as prosecutors detailed what she told investigators. "I was excited to be part of something secretive and special," Keepers told FBI investigators, according to commonwealth prosecutor Mary Pettitt. Keepers told police she bought a shovel with David Eisenhauer, the other Virginia Tech student who has been arrested in the case, before...
  • Ruling In Maryland’s “Assault Weapons” Case Could Gut Gun Control Nationwide

    02/04/2016 4:19:58 PM PST · by patq · 36 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 2/4/16 | Bob Owens
    In what has to be viewed as a major victory for gun owners, the United States Court of Appeals for 4th Circuit ruled that lower court judge in Kolbe V. Maryland must apply the standard of strict scrutiny in reviewing the case about Maryland’s “assault weapon” ban, duplicitously called the Firearms Safety Act (FSA). Laws banning “assault weapons” in Maryland and in other states with “anti-gun” legislatures have typically been upheld when lower court judges—almost universally gun-hating activist liberals—have cheated We, The People by applying the much lower standard of intermediate scrutiny. ... Chris W. Cox, the executive director of...
  • Bush: Obama speaking at mosque is 'more than appropriate'

    02/04/2016 12:41:36 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/4/16 | Ashley Killough
    Jeb Bush said Thursday it was "more than appropriate" for President Barack Obama to speak at a mosque, a departure from several of his Republican rivals. But, Bush argued, it took too long for Obama to make his first visit to a U.S. mosque as president. "I don't think it's divisive to go speak in a mosque. I'm surprised it took his eighth year to do it," the former Florida governor told reporters after stopping at a diner here.
  • Trump: Maybe Obama Feels More Comfortable At Mosque

    02/03/2016 6:18:22 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 43 replies
    Hill ^ | 2/3/16 | Ben Kamisar
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday chided President Obama for visiting a mosque, a move the president made in part as a counter to Trump's controversial comments on Muslims. "I don't have much thought, I think he can go to lots of places. I don't know, maybe he feels comfortable there," Trump said Wednesday on Fox News' "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren." "There are a lot of places he can go, and he chose a mosque."
  • Obama’s mosque visit demonstrates tacit acceptance of a form of gender apartheid

    02/04/2016 6:41:10 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 18 replies
    nytlive.nytimes.com ^ | 02.03.16 | Asra Q. Nomani and Ify Okoye
    President Obama should be aware that on any given day a woman or girl worshiping in the mosque would be dispatched away from the musallah where he will stand to speak out against “Islamophobia,” to the “prayer room for females,” as one worshipper described it. “While the free world awaits a Muslim reformation, the leader of the free world shows blatant disregard for gender equality by visiting a mosque that treats females like second-class citizens,” says Raheel Raza, a Pakistani-Canadian activist, author and cofounder of the Muslim Reform Movement, a new initiative that we support, advocating for peace, women’s rights...
  • Obama: Mosque Visit Was "To Let Our Muslim-American Brothers And Sisters" Know They'Re Americans

    02/04/2016 11:22:35 AM PST · by Biggirl · 40 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 4, 2016 | Pam Key
    Thursday at the National Prayer Meeting, President Barack Obama said he visited a mosque in Baltimore yesterday “to let” Muslim-American know “they are Americans.” Obama said, “Just yesterday, some of you may be aware I visited a mosque in Baltimore to let our Muslim-American brothers and sisters know that they, too, are Americans and welcomed them.”
  • At Baltimore Mosque, Obama Crushes the Muslim Haters

    02/04/2016 6:28:12 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 68 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 02.04.16 | Dean Obeidallah
    The president's speech at that Baltimore mosque reassured a nervous population and struck just the right note-we're Muslim and American.
  • Obama: Criticism Of Muslim Americans "Has No Place In Our Country"

    02/04/2016 3:47:45 AM PST · by Biggirl · 64 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 4, 2016 | Ben Shapiro
    On Wednesday, President Obama, who has become the executive branch equivalent of a professional Salon.com commenter troll, took his traveling roadshow of perverse failure to the Islamic Society of Baltimore.
  • OBAMA AT MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD-LINKED MOSQUE: “MUSLIM AMERICANS KEEP US SAFE”

    02/04/2016 2:50:38 AM PST · by Biggirl · 40 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | February 4, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    When Barack Obama visited the Muslim Brotherhood-linked Islamic Society of Baltimore on Wednesday, he said: “The first thing I want to say is two words that Muslim Americans don’t hear often enough: Thank you.”
  • Obama's mosque visit demonstrates tacit acceptance of a form of gender apartheid

    02/03/2016 6:20:24 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 2/3/16 | ASRA Q. NOMANI AND IFY OKOYE
    As President and Michelle Obama argued decades ago in the context of the U.S. civil rights movement, separate is indeed unequal. To Muslim women’s rights activists fighting for equal access to mosques as part of a broader campaign for reform — from equal education for women and girls to freedom from so-called “honor killings” — the president’s visit to a mosque that practices such blatant inequity represents a step backwards. While it may be meant to convey a message of religious inclusiveness to American Muslims, the visit demonstrates tacit acceptance of a form of discrimination that amounts to gender apartheid....
  • EXCLUSIVE DETAILS NICOLE LOVELL MURDER

    02/03/2016 1:51:34 PM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 26 replies
    EXCLUSIVE DETAILS NICOLE LOVELL MURDER February 3, 2016 Positiv Press REPOST to all news agency Facebook pages Law enforcement sources NOT authorized to speak with journalists, have elected to share select portions of the kidnapping and murder investigation of 13 year old Nicole Lovell of Blacksburg. Other sources with very intimate knowledge of the ongoing investigation, have also shared with Positiv Press in some cases, a virtual 'play by play' of how Lovell came to know 18 year old Virginia Tech freshman David Eisenhauer of Columbia, Md. Law enforcement, including the local Commonwealth Attorney, have declined to speak about how...
  • Obama Visits Mosque: ‘Islam Has Always Been Part of America’

    02/03/2016 11:11:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 3, 2016 | Charlie Spierling
    President Obama spoke warmly about Islam during his speech at a mosque today, highlighting the contributions that Muslims had made to the fabric of American society. “Islam has always been part of America,” he said, detailing the beginnings of the religion among African slaves brought to America. He also pointed out that Thomas Jefferson included the “Mohammedan” as one of the religions that should be protected.
  • Bill directs car tax to roads, bridges, not transit projects ( Colorado )

    02/03/2016 2:47:46 PM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | February 2, 2016 | Charles Ashby
    Part of a fee that motorists pay to a road and bridge fund is being used for transit projects across Colorado, and Senate Republicans don't believe that's right. As a result, the Colorado Senate gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a bill that would change that. ... "The intent of this bill is to ensure that the money paid by citizens for the improvement of roads and bridges when they pay their vehicle registration fees is actually used for roads and bridges," Neville said. "The definition of a fee is that it should be utilized for those who are paying the...
  • At Baltimore mosque, President Obama encourages U.S. Muslims: “You fit in here”

    02/03/2016 12:58:23 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 75 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | February 3 at 2:50 PM | Michelle Boorstein
    At Baltimore mosque, President Obama encourages U.S. Muslims: “You fit in here” By Michelle Boorstein February 3 at 2:50 PM President Obama Wednesday delivered the comforting sermon to U.S. Muslims that their community leaders have been requesting for years, framing Islam as deeply American and its critics as violating the nation’s cherished value of religious freedom. Obama’s comments came in his first visit as president to a U.S. mosque. The historic 45-minute speech at a large, suburban Baltimore mosque was attended by some of the country’s most prominent Muslims. In what appeared to be a counter to the rise in...
  • ‘Pro-Rape’ Blogger Organizes Meeting for Men Across U.S., Including Oklahoma City

    02/03/2016 11:19:12 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    KFOR ^ | FEBRUARY 3, 2016 | K. QUERRY
    Police departments and leaders across the globe are taking a stand against a controversial group. Return of Kings is known as a group for “masculine men” and complains about the rise of feminism and the loss of ‘traditional sex roles.’ The group’s leader, Daryush Valizadeh, has written articles stating that rape should be legal on private property. Others in the group claim that women should not be allowed to vote, among other beliefs. The group announced recently that it would be holding 165 meetings in 43 countries as part of its ‘international meetup day’ on Feb. 6 at 8 p.m....
  • Could the Muslim vote swing the US election?

    02/02/2016 6:15:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    INN ^ | 2/2/2016, 4:24 PM | Hillel Fendel
    Nihad Awad, Executive Director of CAIR (The Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Muslim Brotherhood-linked group), has called on the growing numbers of American Muslim voters to increase and utilize their electoral power. Specifically, Awad said that the increasing Muslim populations in eight "swing" states should take advantage of their strength for the upcoming presidential elections. [...] A six-state survey released by CAIR shows that 73% of registered Muslim voters say they will go to the polls in upcoming primary elections - and that no fewer than two-thirds will vote for Democratic Party candidates. ...
  • Obama: 'Muslim Americans keep us safe'

    02/03/2016 11:17:32 AM PST · by PROCON · 79 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb. 3, 2016 | Kevin Liptak
    (CNN) - Seeking to rebut what he views as perilous election-year bombast about Muslims, President Barack Obama is at a mosque in Baltimore on Wednesday, his first visit to such a site in the United States."Muslim Americans keep us safe," Obama told the audience, crediting the contributions Muslims have made to communities. "They are our police. They are our fire fighters. They're in (the Department of) Homeland Security." At the Islamic Society of Baltimore, a 47-year-old mosque with thousands of attendees, Obama heralded the contributions of Muslims to American society while issuing a forceful counterpoint to the language favored by...
  • Neighbor says murdered Va. girl talked of online 'boyfriend' named 'David'

    02/03/2016 4:49:27 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 16 replies
    <p>BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) -- A 13-year-old girl who vanished from her bedroom was stabbed to death by a Virginia Tech student, and another freshman already charged with hiding the body was more deeply involved, authorities said Tuesday. A neighbor said the seventh-grader told friends she would sneak out to meet her "boyfriend" David, an 18-year-old she met online through the Kik messaging app.</p>
  • Obama:"Inexcusable Political Rhetoric"Give Americans "Hugely Distorted Impresion" Of Muslims

    02/03/2016 12:13:17 PM PST · by Biggirl · 76 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 3, 2016 | Pam Key
    Wednesday at the Islamic Society of Baltimore, President Barack Obama said many American do not know Muslims so they get their “hugely distorted impression” of Muslims from “distorted media portrayals” and “inexcusable political rhetoric,” after terror attacks.
  • Obama To Meet With Baltimore Mossque's Anti-LGBT Hate Preacher

    02/03/2016 10:15:51 AM PST · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 3, 2016 | Jordan Schachtel
    The director of Islamic teaching at the mosque which President Barack Obama has chosen to visit is on record saying that Islam requires homosexuals to be despised and treated as “transgressors.”
  • PSEG Plans $1.6B in New Gas-Fired Projects

    02/03/2016 5:02:37 AM PST · by thackney · 5 replies
    Power Engineering ^ | 01/29/2016 | Power Engineering
    Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (PSEG) is planning a $1.6 billion investment in new gas-fired projects in the coming years. PSEG Power President and COO William Levis tells Reuters the company is taking advantage of the "low gas-price environment" by building combined-cycle plants in Maryland and New Jersey. The company is also looking into building a new 500-MW gas-fired facility by summer 2019 at the site of its 383-MW coal plant in Bridgeport, Connecticut - the state's only coal facility - which PSEG has agreed to close in 2021.
  • 13-Year-Old Allegedly Abducted by Va. Tech Students Was Stabbed to Death, Official Says

    02/02/2016 11:34:33 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 77 replies
    A 13-year-old girl allegedly abducted and killed by two Virginia Tech students was stabbed to death, according to preliminary results, Montgomery County Commonwealth’s Attorney Mary Pettitt said at a news conference today. A formal report of the cause of death has not yet been completed, Pettitt said. CW Attorney: Natalie Keepers will be charged with accessory before the fact, in addition to current charges in death of 13 y/o Nicole Lovell, 13, of Blacksburg, Virginia -- the city where Virginia Tech is located -- went missing Jan. 27, the Blacksburg Police Department said. Her body was found on Saturday in...
  • Bright college teens held in death of ‘awesome little girl’

    02/01/2016 10:35:15 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/1/16 | Tom Foreman Jr. 
    BLACKSBURG, Va. — Two Virginia Tech students who had bright futures appeared before a judge Monday in the death of a seventh-grade girl who was active on social media and apparently climbed out her bedroom window. Nicole Madison Lovell, 13, was described as “an awesome little girl” who had a tough life — she survived a liver transplant as a youngster and suffered from bullying at middle school and online, her mother said.
  • O'Malley drops out of Democratic race for president

    02/01/2016 8:43:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 1, 2016 11:34 PM EST | Ken Thomas
    Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley ended his Democratic presidential campaign Monday midway through vote-counting in the Iowa caucuses, terminating a bid that failed to gain traction against rivals Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. O'Malley's decision to drop out of the race came even before a winner had been declared but as early results showed O'Malley garnering negligible support in the first primary contest. His plans were disclosed by two people familiar with his decision, who weren't authorized to discuss the decision publicly and requested anonymity. The former two-term governor and Baltimore mayor campaigned as a can-do chief executive who had...
  • Which type of President do we need?

    02/01/2016 10:07:50 AM PST · by mirvin · 37 replies
    Self | 02/01/2016 | MIRVIN
    Hamiltonian, Wilsonian, Jeffersonian, or Jacksonian?
  • Clinton calls for Democratic debate in Flint, Mich.

    02/01/2016 6:09:05 AM PST · by Zakeet · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | January 30, 2016 | Gabriel Debenedetti
    Hillary Clinton's campaign is calling for an additional Democratic debate to be held in Flint, Michigan, the site of an ongoing water contamination crisis that her campaign has focused on in recent weeks. [Snip] "The water crisis in Flint is unconscionable. It's been going on for years, as the people of Flint repeatedly asked for help and were ignored by state government. As Hillary has said, this would not have happened in a wealthy community."
  • Hillary: Iowa 'Obviously Exhausting, it Takes a Lot of Concentration'

    02/01/2016 5:07:19 AM PST · by McGruff · 20 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Febuary 1, 2016 | DANIEL HALPER
    Hillary Clinton revealed this morning on ABC News that she finds campaigning in Iowa "exhausting" and that "it takes a lot of concentration." Clinton made the remarks in response to a comment from ABC Robin Roberts about Clinton campaigning in all 99 Iowa counties. Clinton correct Roberts, saying in fact she hasn't visited all of Iowa, and said, "I've covered a lot of ground and I sure have met many thousands of people, and have really learned so much. That's the best part of this. It's obviously exhausting, it takes a lot of concentration, but what keeps me going are...
  • WEEK 524: Snowmagedden II, Olney, MD

    01/31/2016 3:37:00 PM PST · by trooprally · 49 replies
    <p>We made it out to Olney today. Main roads were great after a week of cleanout. The State instead of just plowing, is putting the snow in dump trucks and hauling it away. That is one reason Snowmagedden 2010 seemed worst that this snow fall.</p>
  • Clinton: GOP disbelieves climate change because Koch brothers tell them to

    01/31/2016 4:29:14 AM PST · by Libloather · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/30/16 | Mark Hensch
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said late Saturday that most Republicans are skeptical of climate change because billionaire donors David and Charles Koch tell them to be. "Most of them are not that ill-informed," she said during a campaign rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. "They just have to do what the Koch brothers tell them. They say, 'don't believe your lying eyes - listen to us.' " Clinton warned America's economy would slip behind other nations if lawmakers keep debating climate change instead of acting. "Some country is going to be the 21st Century clean energy superpower," she said. "I...
  • The rarely discussed support for gun rights among black voters

    01/30/2016 7:04:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 30, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Gun rights is a topic which seems all too readily broken down among racial lines if you get all of your news from cable TV or the New York Times. Black Americans don’t like guns and white people are just crazy about them, right? (Or just crazy, I suppose.) But while there are some definite trends to support the stereotype, no group is ever as homogeneous as the press would have you believe. While I rarely turn to NPR for my news, I ran across an interesting interview this month conducted by Karen Grigsby Bates, speaking with one black gun...
  • For Some African-Americans, Gun Ownership Underscores Segregated Past

    01/12/2016 12:21:43 PM PST · by Theoria · 16 replies
    NPR ^ | 11 Jan 2016 | NPR
    ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: Black people are disproportionately victimized by gun violence, and prominent African-American leaders are among those calling for tighter gun control. Yet as Karen Grigsby Bates of NPR's Code Switch team found out, many other African-Americans believe that owning guns is crucial to protecting themselves and their rights. KAREN GRIGSBY BATES, BYLINE: Know how some people can't do without something? April Howard has three possessions that are non-negotiable. APRIL HOWARD: I have a .22, a .38 and a rifle. BATES: And she's keeping them all. Howard's had guns for several years now, the result of a close call...
  • STUDENT PUNISHED FOR REFUSING TO RECITE ISLAMIC PROFESSION OF FAITH (MD Lawsuit)

    01/29/2016 4:54:14 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 62 replies
    WND ^ | Jan 28 2016 | BOB UNRUH
    A Maryland high school punished a student for refusing to profess faith in Islam, gave her failing grades for a series of assignments that violated her Christian beliefs then threatened her father with arrest for complaining, a federal lawsuit charges. The suit was filed in U.S. District Court against the Charles County Public Schools in La Plata, Maryland, its board of education, Principal Evelyn Arnold and Vice Principal Shannon Morris by the Thomas More Law Center. [ ] The lawsuit charges that the defendants' "curriculum, practices, policies, actions, procedures, and customs promote the Islamic faith by requiring students to profess...
  • Clinton, Sanders camps agree to more debates, DNC (Wasserman Schulz) has yet to give OK

    01/30/2016 4:09:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/30/16
    The campaigns of Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders have reportedly agreed to four additional debates, including one Thursday in New Hampshire before the state's Feb. 9 primary. However, both camps said the agreement was not final and that Democratic National Committee had yet to give its OK. The committee has not agreed to debates beyond the original four sanctioned ones, amid complaints from Sanders and other Democrats that Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schulz, Florida, has limited the schedule to protect the front-running Clinton. But in recent days, Clinton has urged the party to add the televised...
  • Lawsuit: Public school forced my child to convert to Islam

    01/30/2016 4:17:34 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/30/16 | Todd Starnes
    A public high school has been accused of radical Islamic indoctrination by forcing children to profess the Muslim statement of faith, ordering them to memorize the Five Pillars of Islam and teaching that the faith of a Muslim is stronger than the average Christian, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday. Thomas More Law Center filed the lawsuit on behalf of John and Melissa Wood. They accuse La Plata High School in Maryland of subjecting their teenage daughter to Islamic indoctrination and propaganda. And when Mr. Wood complained – the school banned him from campus. Defendants forced Wood’s daughter to...