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  • Mary Landrieu is the clear choice for Senate: Editorial

    11/26/2014 3:38:19 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 87 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | November 26, 2014 | By The Editorial Board
    Mary Landrieu is dedicated to the well being of Louisiana residents. Even her vote for the Affordable Care Act, which is being used to attack her, reflects concern for the hundreds of thousands of her constituents who lack health insurance. Seniority matters in the Senate. Although Democrats lost control of the chamber in the midterm elections, Sen. Landrieu would be one of the highest-ranking members of the minority party in the next Congress. Her track record demonstrates her ability to work successfully with Republicans on a variety of matters. Louisiana needs Sen. Landrieu's knowledge, energy and influence in Washington as...
  • Exclusive: George Stephanopoulos Interviews Police Officer Darren Wilson

    11/25/2014 1:44:17 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 25, 2014 | By MEGHAN KENEALLY
    In an exclusive interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos, police officer Darren Wilson breaks his silence about the shooting of Michael Brown. Wilson told ABC News that he did not execute Brown on August 9 but was in fear for his life and was just doing his job. Wilson told ABC News that Brown reached into his car and grabbed his gun. He described how Brown charged toward him and he felt that he had to shoot Michael Brown. Tune into World News Tonight at 6:30 p.m. EST to see Wilson's first public remarks about the fatal shooting.
  • Andrew Klavan: How the Media See the Midterms (video)

    11/25/2014 5:17:46 AM PST · by servo1969 · 4 replies
    TruthRevolt.org ^ | 11-24-2014 | Andrew Klavan
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKLy-IcdH7cTRANSCRIPT: I’m Andrew Klavan and this is the Revolting Truth. The political landscape has changed and now that some time has passed, let’s try to get at the deeper meaning of the midterm elections. In the final results, Republicans won eleventy hundred Senate seats out of a possible thirty-three, and approximately a gazillion governorships including four in the seven states that only exist in Barack Obama’s imagination. I know many of you untrained amateur political hobbyists out there may feel this means that voters have repudiated the Obama presidency... and then thrown it to the ground and stomped on it......
  • "Anonymous" Ferguson Protester Takes Out Fox News Camera (Warning: Graphic Words)

    11/25/2014 2:47:54 AM PST · by Biggirl · 43 replies
    Real Clear Politics Video ^ | November 25, 2014 | Tim Hains
    A protester in Ferguson, MO wearing a Guy Fawkes mask, commonly associated with the hacker collective "Anonymous," approached Fox News reporter Steve Harrigan, yelled "F--- you and f--- Fox News," and disabled the live TV camera.
  • CNN's Chris Cuomo Gets Hit By Tear Gas In Ferguson

    11/25/2014 2:38:44 AM PST · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    Real Clear Politics Video ^ | November 25, 2014 | Ian Schwartz
    CNN's Chris Cuomo gets tear-gassed covering the riots in Ferguson after the grand jury decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson.
  • NBC's reckless reporting contrasted by ABC showing Officer Darren Wilson's injuries

    11/25/2014 3:08:09 AM PST · by topher · 33 replies
    Early TV News ABC, NBC | November 25, 2014 | vanity
    Watching Early Today and the early version of ABC's GMA, it is clear that NBC is providing reckless coverage. NBC is providing coverage to help start more fires and riots across the country. On the end of the spectrum is ABC. They show injuries on the face of Police Officer Darren Wilson from Michael Brown. Additionally, ABC explains that the police officer felt helpless in the assault by Michael Brown. They quote police officer Darren Wilson as saying that he felt like a five year old taking on Hulk Hogan. NBC attempts to spread more hate, and start more fires...
  • MSNBC Anchor Chased Off Air By Gunfire

    11/24/2014 11:35:01 PM PST · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    Brietbart ^ | November 24, 2014
    Monday night while covering the Ferguson riots MSNBC’s Chris Hayes was forced off air because he had to run for cover from gun shots ringing out behind him ...
  • Stonewalled in Obama's Garden of Beasts

    11/24/2014 4:19:16 AM PST · by Travis McGee · 87 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | November 24, 2014 | Matthew Bracken
    Stonewalled in Obama’s Garden of Beasts Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington, by Sharyl Atkisson, 2014In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin, by Eric Larson, 2011 “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” ~~George Santayana “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.” ~~Attributed to Mark Twain, unverified “Goddammit, Sharyl! The Washington Post is reasonable, the L.A. Times is reasonable, the New York Times is reasonable, you’re the only one who’s not reasonable! So, Sharyl Atkisson is the only...
  • When are we going to get smart?

    11/24/2014 11:34:36 AM PST · by ritpg · 21 replies
    When are we going to realize...
  • 3 dead, 13 wounded in weekend shootings [Sharpton doesn't care, no marches planned]

    11/24/2014 5:29:33 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Fox Chicago ^ | 11/24/14
    Three men were killed and at least 13 other people have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening. The most recent fatal shooting in the Ashburn neighborhood on the Southwest Side left one man dead and another wounded early Saturday.
  • LA Times Reporter injured while covering protests in South St. Louis

    11/23/2014 9:16:18 PM PST · by reagandemocrat · 57 replies
    KMOV St. Louis ^ | 11-23-14 | Adam McDonald / KMOV.com staff
    SOUTH ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – L.A Times Reporter Matt Pearce was injured during protests in south St. Louis Sunday night. News 4 crews say Pearce was hit in the head at Vandeventer and 44 after citizens were seen throwing rocks. It is unclear why rocks were being thrown or if Pearce was the target. Read more: http://www.kmov.com/news/talkers/LA-Times-reporter-injured-while-covering-protests-in-south-St-Louis-283653611.html#ixzz3Jxai0eL8
  • News Anchors Quietly Met With Darren Wilson: Report

    11/23/2014 6:34:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | November 23, 2014 | Mollie Reilly
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)A number of high profile TV news anchors quietly met with Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson in hopes of securing an interview with him, CNN's Brian Stelter reported Sunday. Wilson fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in August, sparking months of protests. A grand jury in the St. Louis suburb is currently deliberating whether to indict Wilson over Brown's death, and is expected to issue a decision in the near future. Wilson has not given any interviews since the August shooting, and has not publicly commented on Brown's death. According to Stelter, the anchors who held off-the-record...
  • Stelter: News Anchors Have Secretly Met with Darren Wilson (UPDATED)

    11/23/2014 1:54:47 PM PST · by PROCON · 32 replies
    mediaite ^ | Nov.23, 2014 | Evan McMurry
    Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter broke news Sunday morning: according to his sources, multiple major news anchors have spoken to Officer Darren Wilson in hopes of securing a televised interview. The meetings were secret and off-the-record, and the news organizations would not even confirm that they had happened. Stelter named NBC’s Matt Lauer, ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos, CBS News’ Scott Pelley, and CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon. He said it was not an exhaustive list. “My sense from my sources is that it’s mostly the anchors doing the talking in these off-the-record meetings, it’s mostly Darren Wilson listening and...
  • Rise of the Rust Belt Republicans

    11/22/2014 6:57:17 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/22/14 | JAMES HOHMANN and JAKE SHERMAN
    Are these governors the GOP’s antidote to the party of the 1 percent? Gov. Scott Walker, a rabid Wisconsin Badgers fan, likes to razz Gov. John Kasich about his Ohio State Buckeyes. “We’re hoping to be against each other in the Big 10 championship in a couple weeks,” he said during a panel discussion at the Republican Governors Association meeting here this week.
  • "Criminal Casanova" Arrested in Broward [Media Upset over man w/multiple wives?]

    11/22/2014 6:17:14 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 11/21/14
    Authorities say they have arrested a "criminal Casanova" suspected of swindling thousands of dollars from wives, fiances and girlfriends across the nation. Trevor Thornton, 33, was arrested on Nov. 19 on a grand theft charge in Broward County after he stole $14,000 from a woman he had been dating for just two weeks, according to the Broward County Sheriff's Office....
  • Florida State University shooter thought cameras were watching him: police

    11/22/2014 5:44:17 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    Daily Digest ^ | 11/22/14 | Dan Taylor
    The man who police say shot three people at Florida State University had complained to authorities in New Mexico that cameras were watching him and he heard voices talking about him, according to new reports. Myron May, a 2005 Florida State graduate, is accused of returning to his school this week and shooting two students and a library pistol before being shot fatally by police, according to the Associated Press. In September, May walked into the Las Cruces Police Department to report his suspicions on cameras installed in his apartment and voices that were talking about him and laughing at...
  • Were the shooting victims at Florida State white? Media isn't reporting....

    11/21/2014 6:18:54 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    11/21/14 | sff
    The Miami media finally got around to reporting a little bit about the shooter at FSU. NOTHING, however, about the victims. I have seen enough liberal media to know that if the shooter were white and had shot two or three black students, RACISM would be the drumbeat.... In this case, the shooter was black....but the victims have not been identified.
  • Only some civil disobedience is tolerable to the media

    11/20/2014 7:10:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 20, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Much hay is being made in the media about an offhand comment made by Senator Tom Coburn yesterday, when he speculated that national anger over executive amnesty could result in acts of protest. Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn warns there could be not only a political firestorm but acts of civil disobedience and even violence in reaction to President Obama’s executive order on immigration Thursday. “The country’s going to go nuts, because they’re going to see it as a move outside the authority of the president, and it’s going to be a very serious situation,” Coburn said on Capital Download. “You’re...
  • Network TV Blackout on Obama’s Amnesty Address:

    11/20/2014 10:48:09 AM PST · by Sons of Union Vets · 43 replies
    SHTFplan ^ | November 19 2014 | Mac Slavo
    Thursday evening will mark a momentous announcement from President Obama concerning his hugely controversial executive order to “shield” and otherwise legalize millions of ‘undocumented’ illegal immigrants living in the United States. But is this tide turning presidential address scheduled to be carried live on TV for all the country to witness? No. It seems that the big four networks – ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox – have all opted out of broadcasting the 15 minute speech, instead airing their November sweeps shows as scheduled in hopes of maximizing viewer ratings:
  • African-American Collegiate Scholarship Fund [Pic of FSU Shooter]

    11/20/2014 9:23:19 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    Myron May Myron May Graduate of Texas Tech University School of Law 2009 -Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. -Rocky Mountain Region Chairman of the National Black Law Students Association -Texas Tech Law Review -Texas Tech Board of Regents Scholar Graduate of Florida State University Alum 2005 Wewahitchka High School Alum 2001
  • Immigration: Conservative And Economic Solutions To Act Now - Washington Times Goes Amnesty

    11/19/2014 11:25:20 AM PST · by oldbill · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/19/2014 | Washington Times Editors
    "We on the Washington Times Opinion pages believe it is critical that members of the new Congress understand the clear, comprehensive, and pragmatic solutions that conservatives have recommended . . . " But then gives a one-sided pro-amnesty 16 page special guide section that has only the one sided comments from the amnesty lovers like Jeb Bush, Paul Ryan, Chamber of Commerce head Thomas Donohue, Grover Norquist, Paul Ryan, etc., but not a word from Jeff Sessions, Ted Cruz, or any of the opponents of amnesty and open borders.
  • Mainstream Media Tiring Of Obama's Intransigence?

    11/19/2014 4:30:41 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 13 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/18/2014 | John Merline
    After the election drubbing his party suffered in November, President Obama now seems to be losing media support for his nakedly defiant stance on at least a couple issues.
  • Uber Exec in Hot Water After Suggesting Smear Campaign on Journalists

    11/19/2014 3:52:28 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    boston.com ^ | 11/19/14
    Uber’s reputation as a stalwart of the digital economy is quickly becoming matched by its reputation for brazenness in addressing its critics. The latest example comes from Emil Michael, a senior executive at the ride-sharing company. Michael thought it wise to tell a group that included BuzzFeed top editor Ben Smith his idea to invest $1 million in hiring opposition researchers to smear reporters critical of the company. According to Smith’s report, he specifically named Sarah Lacy, the founding editor of PandoDaily, a tech website that has been critical of multiple Uber practices in recent years. Lacy recently wrote about...
  • 'Guardian' deletes reference to Palestinians, CNN labels synagogue 'mosque'

    11/18/2014 5:33:45 AM PST · by SJackson · 14 replies
    From mistaking the Har Nof synagogue where Tuesday's terror attack took place for a mosque, to deleting references to Palestinian perpetrators, some of the international media continued to report on the events in Israel in an eyebrow-raising manner on Tuesday. The website of British newspaper The Guardian ran a story about the attack from Reuters. The wire dispatch the agency sent included the headline 'Palestinians kill four in Jerusalem synagogue attack' and led with the sentence: ''Two Palestinians armed with a meat cleaver and a gun killed four people in a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday before being shot dead by...
  • Obama in Winter

    11/18/2014 5:59:36 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 17, 2014 | by David Brooks
    They say failure can be a good teacher, but, so far, the Obama administration is opting out of the course. The post-midterm period has been one of the most bizarre of the Obama presidency. I’m not sure why the Obama administration has been behaving so strangely since the midterms. Maybe various people in the White House are angry in defeat and want to show that they can be as obstructionist as anyone. Maybe, in moments of stress, they are only really sensitive to criticism from the left flank. Maybe it’s Gruberism: the belief that everybody else is slightly dumber and...
  • Michael Brown case: Media hype trumps appeal for calm in Ferguson

    11/18/2014 3:42:15 AM PST · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 18, 2014 | Dan Gainor
    Ferguson, Mo., is sadly back in the news. The city and an eager media anticipate a grand jury decision in the possible indictment of Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of an African-American teenager.
  • From Jonathan Gruber to Kim Kardashian: Why American Leadership Is Broken

    11/18/2014 1:16:43 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    ABC ^ | November 17, 2014 | Matthew Dowd, founder of ListenTo.Us, ABC News analyst and special correspondent
    "....Kim Kardashian, a celebrity by virtue of having accomplished not a thing substantive, but having been an expert at using a voyeuristic culture to make herself well-known, decided to sit for nude photos, apparently to make sure she stayed in the limelight. Did she do this to raise awareness about women's body image issues? Did she get nude photos taken to highlight the abuse of animals for expensive fur or clothing? Of course not, to both of these. At a time when women want to be taken seriously and enter into leadership positions,Kardashian apparently merely wanted continued fame and fortune...
  • Obama’s not the one who’s lonely, America is

    11/17/2014 10:42:36 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/17/14 | Judi McLeod
    Too bad they romanticize the man with the pen when theirs should be telling it like it is One of the main reasons, if not the main reason why Barack Hussein Obama—after all his anti-American horror drops—is still cruising at 40% in popularity polls among low-information voters is simple: it’s that media mugs continue to drape him in urban myths rather than cobwebs. My media mug definition does not include conservative bloggers and other ‘citizen journalists’, but those ensconced within the hallowed headlines of places like the Wall Street Journal. In other words, within the mainstream media Establishment. In her...
  • New Study: Brains of Right Wingers May Actually be Less Highly Evolved! (Projectile Vomit Alert)

    11/16/2014 9:02:43 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 63 replies
    Americans Against The Tea Party ^ | 11-12-2014 | Sky Palma
    According to a recent study out of Virginia Tech, a team of scientists have found that the way a person responds to disgusting images can reveal their political leanings. Maggots, rotting carcasses, gross gunk in the kitchen sink – all these were used in the research, and the results were pretty astonishing. “Disgusting images generate neural responses that are highly predictive of political orientation even when those neural responses don’t correspond with an individual’s conscious reaction to the images,” said Read Montague, a Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute professor who led the study. “Remarkably, we found that the brain’s response...
  • Confrontations Await Obama After Productive Trip

    11/16/2014 8:21:44 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 16, 2014 | By JULIE PACE AP White House Correspondent
    After a productive trip abroad, President Barack Obama headed home Sunday on a collision course with Republicans on immigration and an oil pipeline project, showdowns that threaten prospects for cooperation over his remaining two years in office. Given his faltering political support in the U.S. and his party's recent election losses, his trip to China, Myanmar and Australia appeared to offer respite. The president, who was due to arrive in Washington late Sunday, basked in policy breakthroughs with China and warm welcomes in Myanmar and Australia. "I intend to build on that momentum when I return home," Obama said at...
  • The price of ignorance

    11/16/2014 1:36:57 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    Salisbury Post, North Carolina ^ | November 16, 2014 | M.H. Clements, Cleveland
    One of the chief architects of the Affordable Care Act, known popularly as Obamacare, has on at least three occasions referred to you and me as either stupid or ignorant. Jonathan Gruber, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has admitted (and even declared) that deceiving the American public, members of Congress and the Congressional Budget Office was necessary to pass the bill into law. Videos of these have surfaced and have been played on Fox News and on CNN. They are easily found by entering his name into a search engine. He is absolutely correct about “ignorant”, and...
  • O.C. Register asks reporters to help deliver its newspapers (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    11/15/2014 11:00:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Los Angeles Times Business ^ | November 14, 2014 | Andrew Khouri
    The Orange County Register is now asking its reporters and other staff members to deliver papers.. Amid continued problems with newspaper deliveries, the paper is offering employees up to $150 in Visa gift cards to deliver hundreds of newspapers on Sundays and Thanksgiving, according to a sign-up form contained in an email to employees Thursday. The effort is part is the Register's "We Care" campaign, launched after a switch in carriers left thousands of papers undelivered. Previously, the Register asked staffers to make customer service calls to those affected. The unusual requests signal that problems persist since the Register switched...
  • Obama’s Amnesty Assault (Weekly Update)

    11/15/2014 9:59:18 AM PST · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 14, 2014 | Tom Fitton
    Urgent: Obama Amnesty UpdateFCC versus Free SpeechElection Integrity Project: The New Hampshire ReportUrgent: Obama Amnesty UpdateUnrestrained, unaccountable, and unhinged … That’s the best way to describe President Obama’s approach toward immigration policy in the aftermath of the election giving Republicans control of both houses of Congress. As early as next week, the president is expected to announce a substantial and far-reaching overhaul of the nation’s immigration enforcement system that would allow up to five million illegal immigrants to remain in the U.S. free from the threat of deportation. The plan would also provide illicit work visas to millions of illegal...
  • Florida's job gains in October more than double those a year ago

    11/14/2014 6:38:48 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Ft Lauderdale Sun Sentinel ^ | 11/12/14 | Marcia Heroux Pounds
    Florida added 20,050 private-sector jobs in October – more than doubling the 8,580 jobs gained in the same month a year ago, according to a regional employment report released Wednesday by payroll and human resources firm ADP.
  • Pelosi Defiant: ‘When Was the Last Time You Asked Mitch McConnell’ if He’s Too Old? (Video)

    11/13/2014 2:13:43 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 58 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 13 Nov 14 | Emma Dumain
    In her first public remarks since Election Day last week, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi defended her decision to run to keep her post atop the House Democratic Caucus, and doesn’t sound likely to relinquish it anytime soon. “I don’t understand why this question should even come up,” the California Democrat said at a press conference Thursday. “I’m here as long as the members want me to be here. Pelosi suggested that she wasn’t, as many expect, looking to serve one more term as minority leader before retiring in 2016 — when, colleagues hope, Hillary Rodham Clinton will be elected...
  • How One Landslide Win on Election Day Cost Two Stations $10 Million

    11/13/2014 11:08:40 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    tvspy.com ^ | 11/12/14 | Mark Joyella
    In local TV, nobody likes a landslide. Close races are more intriguing to cover for the newsroom, and they are far, far more lucrative for the sales department. An analysis by the Cincinnati Business Courier concludes the runaway win on Election Night by Ohio Governor John Kasich cost two Scripps stations, Cleveland ABC affiliate WEWS and Cincinnati ABC affiliate WCPO $10 million in lost revenue: “Political spending is about the footprint and the competitiveness of each individual race,” Scripps CFO Tim Wesolowski said during a conference call for Scripps executives to talk to investors and analysts about the company’s third-quarter...
  • United Way study finds working families struggling to get by

    11/13/2014 9:51:03 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 11/11/14 | JENNY STALETOVICH
    Almost half the residents of Florida, including much of the state’s glitzy southern half, are barely getting by, living below the federal poverty level or struggling to pay for food, housing, childcare and other basic needs, according to a United Way study released Tuesday.
  • Obama’s China trip exceeds expectations with wins on climate change, trade

    11/12/2014 4:07:41 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 12, 2014 | McClatchy News Service
    Expectations were low when President Obama started his China trip Monday, less than a week after Democrats were trounced in the midterm elections. Yet upon his departure Wednesday from Beijing, Obama could claim some trophies from his visit: He’d landed several agreements with his hosts, including a first-ever commitment by China to control its greenhouse gas emissions. “I would describe this as the most successful multilateral summit of his presidency,” said Aaron Connelly, a research fellow in the East Asia program of Lowy Institute in Australia. He said it was impressive that the White House had been able to nail...
  • Obama may be too sane for our crazy world

    11/12/2014 3:31:21 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 72 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 12, 2014 | by David Horsey
    ... Obama is the smart, well-behaved lad in the global high school that punks love to pick on. As president, he’s tried for six years to be a rational-minded conciliator. He wants his opponents, both foreign and domestic, to simmer down, dispense with threats and do the logical thing. Apparently -- from the bully who brazenly stole Crimea to the wild bunch who shut down the federal government -- everyone but him thinks that’s a lame idea. It’s doubtful anyone worries about Obama doing anything crazy. Contrary to what Nixon believed, sanity should be a good thing, right? Maybe, but...
  • Joe Biden's littlest fan: 3-year-old girl who...regularly 'speaks' to VP on her toy phone

    11/12/2014 4:54:11 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/11/14 | Sophie Jane Evans
    Many children have imaginary friends. But few of those BFFs are called Joe Biden.... ....Earlier this year, Avery's grandmother, Becky Burke, posted a message on Biden's website, informing him of his littlest fan and their regular 'chats', according to KCCI News 8.... Then, last Wednesday night, she answered the phone - and Biden was on the other end. 'He said, "This is Joe Biden" and I said, "Who the hell is this?' said Ms Burke. 'And he said, "This is Joe Biden", and I said, ‘I’m so sorry, I’m so sorry I said that to you.”
  • Exclusive: Women Turned Out for Hillary in the Midterms

    11/12/2014 2:10:59 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    Time ^ | 11/10/14 | Jay Newton-Small
    Clinton's appearances on the campaign trail gave discernable bumps in female support to various Democrats, according to an analysis by Correct the Record, a pro-Hillary group.... ....The group, linked to Democratic Super PAC American Bridge, compiled polling data that shows Clinton delivered discernible bumps in female support to most of the candidates for whom she appeared or stumped, according to an analysis obtained exclusively by TIME.....
  • Time for Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid to go

    11/11/2014 5:00:11 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | November 12, 2014 | By Scot Lehigh
    IN POLITICS, there’s nothing harder than realizing that it’s time to go. For Democrats Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, that moment has arrived. With the Democrats’ midterm losses, the two 74-year-olds should announce that when this session of Congress ends, they will relinquish their roles as leaders of their respective Democratic caucuses. And if Reid and Pelosi don’t soon come to the conclusion on their own that it’s time to bow out? Well, then, their fellow Democrats, recognizing that you can’t begin a new era with old leaders, should let both know that the time has come to go.
  • CNN International decides to go off-air in Russia before New Year

    11/11/2014 1:17:11 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 17 replies
    Russia Today ^ | November 11, 2014
    CNN International will stop broadcasting in Russia before December 31, according to a letter the channel’s managing company distributed to Russian cable operators. The letter from Turner Broadcasting System Europe obtained by TASS and Vedomosti newspaper did not state the reasons for the move. General Director at Turner Broadcasting System Russia Tatyana Kalita declined to comment on the issue, TASS reported.
  • Come to the WPLG Facebook Page for The News, Stay for the Abuse

    11/11/2014 10:52:04 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    TVSpy.com ^ | 11/11/14 | Kevin Eck
    The social media team at WPLG was on a roll last night after a commenter reacted negatively to the station posting a promo on its facebook page about “A new HANDS-FREE procedure to skim the fat off your body.”Viewer Debbie Cantu wrote, “Call me cynical but is this news or an ad disguised as news? Just wondering!” In response, whoever was manning the Miami ABC affiliate’s facebook page fired back, “Uhhh, last we checked Debbie Cantu, this is still a news station. Let’s check again. Yep… still a news station.”When another viewer with the name XJ Jaguar noticed the exchange...
  • On Jonathan Gruber and Disclosure [FLASHBACK]

    11/10/2014 4:13:48 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 9, 2010 | by Michael James
    The New York Times has an editor's note today: "On July 12, the Op-Ed page published an article by Jonathan Gruber, a professor of economics at M.I.T., on health insurance and taxation. On Friday, Professor Gruber confirmed reports that he is a paid consultant to the Department of Health and Human Services, and that his contract was in effect when he published his article. The article did not disclose this relationship to readers. "Like other writers for the Op-Ed page, Professor Gruber signed a contract that obligated him to tell editors of such a relationship". In November this blog, too,...
  • Bill Clinton Visits USC to Teach Kids Value of Financial Literacy

    11/10/2014 6:18:08 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    NBC LOS ANGELES ^ | 11/10/14 | Asher Klein and Jackie Giordano
    The last president to balance the U.S. budget was in Los Angeles Sunday to preach the value of budgeting and saving money to at-risk kids. Bill Clinton spoke at the "World's Largest Financial Literacy Education Event" at USC's basketball arena.
  • Michelle Obama Appears In Veterans PSA with Cartoon Penguins

    11/10/2014 4:44:14 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    mediaite ^ | 11/5/14 | Josh Feldman
    .... Obama appeared in a video today to raise awareness about veterans issues. Sounds pretty standard, except for the fact that her co-stars were those cartoon penguins from the Madagascar movies (the video was a collaboration between Dreamworks and Joining Forces). In the video, one of the penguins complains that they don’t get any good missions, so Obama assigns him to oversee Operation Got Your 6.
  • Jesus is Not the Property of Liberal Commentators

    11/07/2014 3:41:28 PM PST · by NYer · 21 replies
    Catholic Answers ^ | November 6, 2014 | Trent Horn
    In a piece originally published on Alternet that has appeared this week on Salon.com, Frank Schaeffer claims, “Conservative Christians would have hated Jesus.” It’s unfortunate to read a piece like this, because Frank Schaeffer is the son of the late Francis Schaeffer.The elder Schaeffer was known for his traditional Protestant positions and his work in cultural apologetics. This included his famous 1979 book, Whatever Happened to the Human Race? that forcefully argued against the evils of abortion and euthanasia. Frank Schaeffer even helped his father make a documentary about the book.Today, however, Frank Schaeffer is an outspoken critic of...
  • Video: What happens when a reporter tries to out-squat a squatter in Detroit?

    11/07/2014 1:42:23 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11-7-14 | Mary Katherine Ham
    Here’s Detroit reporter Charlie LeDuff, a truly great writer and character, giving a Detroit squatter a taste of her (his? It’s somewhat in question.) own medicine. A homeowner had allegedly been attacked by the squatter while trying to sell the property, so LeDuff paid a visit: Detroit homeowner Sarah Hamilton wanted to sell her house, but was having some trouble. No, it wasn’t a down seller’s market — it was a squatter. Hamilton had a difficult battle: In the process of trying to get Lynn Williams out her house, WJBK-TV reported Hamilton was threatened with a knife. But things got...
  • Press Gives Obama Raspberries For Remarks

    11/06/2014 5:14:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Investors.com ^ | November 6, 2014 | John Merlin
    If the reaction to President Obama's post-election press conference is any indication, he's in Dutch not only with voters but with the mainstream press as well, after several gave Obama two thumbs down for his performance. The Daily Beast's Jonathan Alter, for one, was not impressed. "His post-election press conference was too long, too provocative and too stingy in his phoned-in praise for the winners. Obama managed the extraordinary feat of making (Senate Minority Leader Mitch) McConnell look gracious by comparison." Politico's White House reporter, Josh Gerstein, poked holes in Obama's defense of his record. "President Barack Obama and his...