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  • L.A. Search-and-Rescue Officials Deploy to Nepal After Deadly Earthquake

    04/27/2015 7:28:09 AM PDT · by BenLurkin
    ktla.com ^ | Ashley Soley-Cerro and Steve Kuzj,
    The 57-member team, called CA-TF2, is sponsored by the Los Angeles County Fire Department and planned to arrive in the nation’s capital of Kathmandu on Monday, according to the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. ... At least 17 of those killed were on Mount Everest, where avalanches came crashing down. It is believed to be the deadliest day in Mount Everest’s history. The rescuers hope to find people who survived the quake and are trapped under rubble. “When there’s an earthquake, there’s collapses and many times there’s a void space that somebody has survived the earthquake and they could...
  • You guessed it: gay businessmen who hosted Ted Cruz apologize for “poor judgement”

    04/27/2015 7:25:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/27/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Remember when Ian Reisner and his partner – two gay businessmen from New York – hosted an event for Ted Cruz? Allahpundit wrote about the unusual meeting shortly after it happened and he made some rather prescient predictions. [Cruz] says the NYT was trying to suggest that he was somehow compromised in his conservatism for socializing with pro-SSM gay constituents, but I don’t know. Maybe the Times’s angle was really that Weiderpass and Reisner were compromised in their gayness for socializing with Cruz. The media understands very well by now what happens to business owners who stray from gay-marriage...
  • Privilege

    04/27/2015 7:24:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | April 27, 2015 | Rich Galen
    Last week General David Petraeus, as the result of a plea agreement, was sentenced to two years probation and a $100,000 fine for the crime of, as reported by CNN.com, "sharing classified information with his biographer and lover, Paula Broadwell." He was allowed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor rather than a felony. The notebooks he shared with Broadwell "included notes from national security meetings, the identities of covert officers and more classified documents," according to CNN. I have met David Petraeus although he would have to feign knowing me if we ran into one another. He rose to the...
  • George Stephanopoulos makes the case why he should be fired from his ABC News job

    04/27/2015 7:20:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/27/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    George Stephanopoulos got aggressive yesterday in challenging author Peter Schweizer on his book Clinton Cash.  But in relying on the principal talking point proffered by the Clinton campaign, he indicted himself on charges of bias. Ramesh Ponnuru and Scott Johnson both picked up on the irony. From the ABC News transcript: STEPHANOPOULOS: As you know, the Democrats have said this is -- this is an indication of your partisan interest. They say... SCHWEIZER: Well... STEPHANOPOULOS: -- you used to work for President -- President Bush as a speechwriter. You're funded by the Koch brothers. How do you respond to...
  • Man accused of killing Chicago officer and ex-CHA officer to stand trial

    04/27/2015 7:19:44 AM PDT · by KeyLargo
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 04/26/2015 | Rummana Hussain
    News Man accused of killing cop and ex-CHA officer to stand trial Posted: 04/26/2015, 12:25pm | Rummana Hussain Opening statements are expected Monday in the trial of a South Side man accused of killing a Chicago Police officer and a former Chicago Housing Authority cop. Timothy Herring, a 19-year-old parolee at the time of the double murder Nov. 26, 2010, allegedly told his friends that he killed “two polices” because he didn’t want to go back to jail. Authorities said Herring, fitted with an ankle bracelet, opened fire when he returned to the scene of a burglary he’d committed hours...
  • Yet another study shows: Birth control is reducing the fish population for generations

    04/27/2015 7:17:40 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 5 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/23/15 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    April 23, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new study confirms what numerous past studies have already shown: Birth control pills are reducing the fish population.A new laboratory study of the effects on fish of environmental exposure to the synthetic hormone found in contraceptive pills reiterates numerous previous studies from around the world that found evidence of fertility reduction, sex reversal, and even entire populations of fish dying off.Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Missouri exposed a small species of aquarium fish, the Japanese medaka, to 17a-ethinylestradiol (EE2), a major ingredient in oral contraceptives for women.The scientists stated...
  • Justice Kennedy and Marriage: A Guide for the Perplexed

    04/27/2015 7:12:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/27/2015 | by QUIN HILLYER
    By his own logic, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy should lead the court’s majority in upholding individual states’ laws against same-sex marriage. In the four conjoined cases on the subject set for oral argument April 28, the high court is asked not whether same-sex marriage is good policy. It is instead asked if such marriage is a national, constitutionally protected right, one so fundamentally interwoven in our nation’s fabric of protections that no state law can refuse to recognize it. Kennedy’s most recent decision regarding marriage, the 2013 case of U.S. v. Windsor, contained two notions seemingly in tension with...
  • Retired generals: Be afraid of ISIS

    04/27/2015 7:08:21 AM PDT · by MNDude · 6 replies
    Be afraid -- be very afraid. This is the warning the world deserves to hear. Because the leader of the free world refuses to look with clear eyes at the chief security challenges of the 21st century: the fruits of radical Islam. The results of the Obama White House's innovative efforts to make the world a better place can be accounted for in the ever-growing numbers of victims of radical Islam in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. Not to mention here in the United States, Canada and Europe. Is it not a tragic irony that the Arab...
  • Dr. John Lott: The Truth About Gun Free Zones

    04/27/2015 7:07:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    gunalizer.com ^ | 4/27/2015 | RRangel
    Here’s an article, in where Dr. John R. Lott Jr., eviscerates Harvard Professor David Hemenway’s survey of cherry picked authors. That of course lead to the conclusion that guns are bad. It’s what these people do. No matter real credible research, and the longstanding Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, which is an obvious social utility of the people. I wonder why gun prohibitionists think the Second Amendment was created to begin with. It’s in the Bill of Rights. Even still, they love to refer to guns as if being deprived of arms, is some sort of benefit.
  • The State of the planet: It’s better than ever

    04/27/2015 7:06:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 04/27/2015 | Stephen Moore
    There is no time in the history of mankind that would be a better time to be alive than today. Nearly every objective measure of the state of the planet and the state of human progress shows vast improvement over time. You can find proof of this in about 30 seconds on your iPhone, a computing powerhouse that places the world at your fingertips. Why is there so much pessimism about the state of our planet? Last week I watched the Earth Day speeches on the National Mall in Washington, and they were drenched with Chicken Little tales of a...
  • The Fall of the House of Clinton

    04/27/2015 7:04:57 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 4-27-15 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Boys and girls, Count Victor presents a berrry, berrry scarrrrrry tale of political corruption run amok. Hillary Clinton will probably survive her latest ethical disaster. James Carville — of “if you drag a hundred dollar bill through a trailer park, you never know what you’ll find” fame — is back again to pronounce the Clinton Foundation scandal as “diddly-squat.” He may be right in the political sense. After all, we know the standard Clinton rescue plan from the past: her aging point-men like Carville, Lanny Davis, and Paul Begala flood the airways, yelling “prove it!” at their television hosts and...
  • In 2013, The Clinton Foundation Only Spent 10 Percent Of Its Budget On Charitable Grants

    04/27/2015 7:03:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/27/2015 | Sean Davis
    After a week of being attacked for shady bookkeeping and questionable expenditures, the Clinton Foundation is fighting back. In a tweet posted last week, the Clinton Foundation claimed that 88 percent of its expenditures went “directly to [the foundation’s] life-saving work.” More than 88% of our expenditures go directly to our life-changing work: http://t.co/5BrnpBtIp6 pic.twitter.com/GoKfRE9rKq Clinton Foundation (@ClintonFdn) April 25, 2015 There’s only one problem: that claim is demonstrably false. And it is false not according to some partisan spin on the numbers, but because the organization’s own tax filings contradict the claim.In order for the 88 percent claim...
  • Suit By Aurora’s Victims Families Tossed: Ordered To Pay Ammo Court Costs

    04/27/2015 6:58:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    gunsnfreedom.com ^ | 4/26/2015 | Tim
    In September, Breitbart News reported that the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence joined with Sandy and Lonnie Phillips in suing Lucky Gunner and other firearm-related stores for selling ammunition and other supplies to alleged Aurora theater gunman, James Holmes. Holmes allegedly opened fire on movies-goers watching The Dark Knight Rises on July 20, 2012. In late March, Senior District Judge Richard Matsch threw out the suit and held that Lucky Gunner and the others “are entitled to an award of reasonable attorney fees and costs.”
  • 'Cutthroats And Bandits': Volunteer's Stint With Ukraine Rebels Turns To Nightmare

    04/27/2015 6:58:22 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty RFE/RL ^ | April 25, 2015 | Dmitry Volchek and Claire Bigg
    When he joined the separatist insurgency in eastern Ukraine, Russian businessman Bondo Dorovskikh thought he would be fighting hordes of fascists bent on victimizing the local population. The reality on the ground turned out to be quite different. Instead of defending eastern Ukraine, Dorovskikh says he found himself stranded in the town of Alchevsk, where pro-Russian rebels controlling the area spent their days looting and drinking. [....] Dorovskikh says he is not an exception. Disenchanted Russian volunteers, he claims, are streaming back home. He is himself so upset that he is mulling enrolling in Ukraine's National Guard to help stamp...
  • Man left in dumpster as baby in 1989 reunites with cop who saved him

    04/27/2015 6:54:44 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    WPXI-TV ^ | 4/27/15
    Twenty-five years ago, a police officer found a baby in a California dumpster. Last week, the baby – now a grown man – got to meet the man who saved him. Robin Barton shares a bond like no other with retired Santa Ana police officer Michael Buelna. "I hoped that someday I would see him again," Buelna said. The two first met 25 years ago, though Barton was just 4 hours old, in what some would call a miracle encounter. It was Nov. 21, 1989. Buelna was on duty in Santa Ana.
  • Economic Slowdown Confirmed by Gross Output and B2B Data

    04/27/2015 6:52:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 27, 2015 | Paul Dykewicz
    The U.S. economy is slowing but thus far is avoiding a recession, according to the latest data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Gross Output, a broadened measure of U.S. economic activity published by the bureau, grew “much more slowly” in the fourth quarter of 2014 than the previous quarter or the same one a year ago, said Mark Skousen, PhD, a proponent of the new statistic and the editor of the Forecasts & Strategies investment newsletter. Real Gross Output (GO) advanced at an annualized rate of only 2.6% to $31.4 trillion by the end of 2014, half the rate...
  • 'Role model' Wadena teacher charged with sexually assaulting student

    04/27/2015 6:38:54 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 4 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-24-15 | Anna Erickson
    WADENA, Minn. -- A Wadena-Deer Creek social studies teacher and coach is charged with molesting a student at his Henning home last week after paying her to clean cabins. Brian Kenneth Maki, 58, of Henning, was charged with fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct -- position of authority -- on Tuesday and remained in jail. According to a complaint filed by the Otter Tail County attorney, a student said Maki was her teacher and "role model" and she arranged to meet him after he offered her a job cleaning cabins. She met the defendant last Thursday and he gave her gas money...
  • Researchers Finding Applications for Tough Spinel Ceramic [Transparent Aluminum]

    04/27/2015 6:26:42 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | Apr 24, 2015 | Provided by Naval Research Laboratory
    Imagine a glass window that's tough like armor, a camera lens that doesn't get scratched in a sand storm, or a smart phone that doesn't break when dropped. Except it's not glass, it's a special ceramic called spinel {spin-ELL} that the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has been researching over the last 10 years. "Spinel is actually a mineral, it's magnesium aluminate," says Dr. Jas Sanghera, who leads the research. "The advantage is it's so much tougher, stronger, harder than glass. It provides better protection in more hostile environments—so it can withstand sand and rain erosion." As a more durable...
  • A Modest UN Proposal

    04/27/2015 6:25:21 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 24, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Can it be that students gather annually around the country to construct “Model United Nations” because the real one has failed so miserably? “What good does it do?” Judge Jeanine Pirro asked a packed, admittedly conservative audience at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, D. C. last Monday. Judge Pirro was in town to receive the Reed Irvine award for investigative journalism from Accuracy in Media. Judge Pirro suggested a two prong approach to the UN: Get out of it and get it out of New York. She also noted that when she served as DA in Westchester County, there...
  • For Dennis DeYoung, It's Still the Best of Times

    04/27/2015 6:18:54 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Houston Press ^ | 4/9/15 | Bob Ruggiero
    To many classic-rock fans, it would seem a bit of unnecessary clarification to bill a Dennis DeYoung show as "Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx." ...the extra wording he is allowed to use after some messy legal wrangling upon his unceremonious 1999 ouster from the band.... DeYoung was the group's strongest creative force... ...despite their huge commercial popularity and sold-out shows, Styx were never critic's darlings -- both then and now -- which DeYoung feels is a big reason that the band is not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.... "Styx, Journey, Foreigner, Boston, Kansas, REO Speedwagon, Chicago,...
  • In California, drought widens economic split

    04/27/2015 6:15:32 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 9 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 04/26/2015 | ADAM NAGOURNEY and JACK HEALY
    Alysia Thomas, a stay-at-home mother in this working-class city, tells her children to skip a bath on days when they do not play outside; that holds down the water bill. Lillian Barrera, a housekeeper who travels 25 miles to clean homes in Beverly Hills, serves dinner to her family on paper plates for much the same reason. In the fourth year of a severe drought, conservation is a fine thing, but in this Southern California community, saving water means saving money.
  • Jeb Bush tells his donors they’ve helped make history

    04/27/2015 6:12:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 26, 2015 | Ed O'Keefe and Matea Gold
    eb Bush told about 350 of the top donors to his super PAC on Sunday evening that the organization has raised more money in its first 100 days than any other Republican operation in modern history, according to several people in attendance. Bush did not say how much had been raised, but senior Republicans said they think his super PAC, Right to Rise, is on track to collect $100 million by the end of May. Those who heard Bush speak said it signals that he and his team are confident that they've amassed a sizable political fortune that will help...
  • Republicans Painting Hillary Clinton as a Tool of the Superrich Forget One Little Thing

    04/27/2015 6:08:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | April 27, 2015 | Jonathan Chait
    While Kevin Drum is focused on getting better, we've invited some of the remarkable writers and thinkers who have traded links and ideas with him from Blogosphere 1.0 to this day to contribute posts and keep the conversation going. Today we're honored to present a post from New York magazine's Jonathan Chait, whose writing on politics has been published by the New Republic, the American Prospect, and the Los Angeles Times.Barack Obama was raised by a financially struggling single mother, and Mitt Romney was the son of an auto executive turned governor who grew up to be a gazillionaire in...
  • Obama: 'I have something that rhymes with bucket list'

    04/27/2015 6:02:46 AM PDT · by don-o · 41 replies
    AP via Business Insider ^ | April 25, 2015
    "After the midterm elections, my advisers asked me, 'Mr. President, do you have a bucket list?'" he told those attending the annual dinner of the White House Correspondents' Association. "And I said, well, I have something that rhymes with bucket list ..." "Take executive action on immigration? Bucket! New regulations? Bucket!"
  • Europe is eyeing Iran's massive gas reserves

    04/27/2015 5:57:51 AM PDT · by McGruff · 4 replies
    BUSINESS INSIDER ^ | 4/27/2015 | TARA SHIRVANI
    The annexation of Crimea and the consequent threats of gas supply cuts by Russia have been a reminder of an inconvenient truth: when it comes to politics, Europe will always be influenced by its dependency on Russian gas. According to the European Parliament, in 2013 Russia provided 43.2% of the European Union’s gas imports, 31.38% of its oil imports, and 26.7% of its coal imports. But the dependency runs both ways.
  • Hillary Clinton Sets Record, Longest Presidential Candidate To Dodge National Press

    04/27/2015 5:56:44 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/27/15 | Alex Swoyer
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton holds a dubious record: she’s gone longer than any presidential candidate in modern history without appearing on a national television news network or conducting a sit down interview with national media. Clinton, the likely Democratic presidential nominee, announced she would run for president via a recorded two-minute video message on Twitter Sunday April 12th. Following the announcement, Clinton dashed off to Iowa in her “Scooby” van without giving any time to the national press, and very little time – if any – to local reporters.
  • Floating LNG regasification is used to meet rising natural gas demand in smaller markets

    04/27/2015 5:52:02 AM PDT · by thackney · 5 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | APRIL 27, 2015 | Energy Information Administration
    Floating regasification is a flexible, cost-effective way to receive and process shipments of liquefied natural gas (LNG). Floating regasification is increasingly being used to meet natural gas demand in smaller markets, or as a temporary solution until onshore regasification facilities are built. Of four countries planning to begin importing LNG in 2015, three of them—Pakistan, Jordan, and Egypt—have chosen to do so using floating regasification rather than building full-scale onshore regasification facilities. Floating regasification involves the use of a specialized vessel called a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU), which is capable of transporting, storing, and regasifying LNG onboard. Floating...
  • Behind the Man Who Outed Clinton’s Cash

    04/27/2015 5:47:34 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | April 27, 2015 | Eleanor Clift
    It’s a mistake for the Clinton campaign to write off conservative author Peter Schweizer as a right-wing hack. It won’t work, and it’s not true. If he were as off-base as the campaign and its allies portray him, would a high-quality publication like The New York Times risk its reputation by partnering with him?
  • Barnicle: No Clinton Quid Pro Quo Because Bill Bilked Bribers

    04/27/2015 5:46:01 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    How bad are things getting for Hillary when a popular argument among her defenders is that there was no corruption because Bill cheated the people who thought they were bribing her? Last week, we reported on Hillary fan Dorian Warren suggesting that Bill was "running serious game on many of these countries saying oh, I'll talk to my wife, give me the check, and then never mentioning [it.]" On today's Morning Joe, Mike Barnicle made that same argument, claiming there was no quid pro quo because knowing Bill, he took the money saying "yeah, sure, I'll call him for you,...
  • Malik Obama Interviewed by Director Joel Gilbert

    04/27/2015 5:42:50 AM PDT · by SJackson · 1 replies
    The “half-brother” talks about a president who is “deceptive” and “has not been an honest man”: Malik Obama Interviewed by Director Joel Gilbert12 minute video at the link
  • Oil price hovers at four-month high

    04/27/2015 5:38:18 AM PDT · by thackney · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | 4/27/2015 | BBC
    Brent crude oil is at $65.37 per barrel and has gained around $9 since March. A slowdown in US shale oil production and the conflict in Yemen have been cited as the main reasons for the rise in the oil price in recent weeks. It comes as BP, Shell and Exxon Mobil are expected to report sharp falls in first quarter earnings this week. Michael Hewson, chief market analyst at CMC Markets, said: "Overall we are in an upwards trend and we do appear to have found a short-term base. There's a good chance we could see $70 a barrel...
  • Actors Quit a Ferguson Play That Doesn’t Blame Wilson

    04/27/2015 5:37:44 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 27, 2015 | Mark Tapson
    Actors Quit a Ferguson Play That Doesn’t Blame WilsonPosted By Mark Tapson On April 27, 2015 @ 12:39 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments [1]Progressives know that history will be remembered, and thus the future will be shaped, not through textbooks but through dramatic treatments of historical events: movies, television, plays. That’s why left-leaning actors are quitting a new play, about the controversial shooting of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri: because it doesn’t promote a narrative about the incident that suits the progressive agenda.Ferguson is written and directed by the openly conservative Phelim McAleer, a...
  • Abandonment of Christian Victims of Genocide Today

    04/27/2015 5:36:11 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 27, 2015 | Joseph Klein
    Abandonment of Christian Victims of Genocide TodayPosted By Joseph Klein On April 27, 2015 @ 12:20 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments [1]The world is witnessing the horrific genocide of Christians, reminiscent of the genocide of Armenian Christians that began this month one hundred years ago. The Vatican has estimated that “more than 100,000 Christians are violently killed because of some relation to their faith every year.” Three Christians a minute are being murdered. As many as 100-150 million Christians are being persecuted.Statistics alone do not tell the whole story of the toll of human suffering the Islamic genocide...
  • Black Violence Matters

    04/27/2015 5:32:14 AM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 27, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Black Violence MattersPosted By Daniel Greenfield On April 27, 2015 @ 12:43 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments [1]Baltimore has the fifth highest big city [2] murder rate in the country. The four cities ahead of it are Detroit, New Orleans, Newark and St. Louis. All these cities have something in common. Not racism, but race.The killers and the dead are black.The murder rate in Baltimore stood at 37.4 to 100,000 people. There have already been 63 murders this year. Fifty-six of the victims were black. Of the 16 murders in the last 30 days [3], 14 of the...
  • California's Imported Oil Problem

    04/27/2015 5:24:36 AM PDT · by thackney · 3 replies
    Forbes ^ | 4/26/2015
    California is the most critical state in the country, with 38.2 million people and a GDP of $2.3 trillion, equal to Texas and Pennsylvania output combined. Depending on your perspective I guess, California has become famous/infamous for its progressive energy policies. California is our “clean energy” capital, with cap-and-trade, the most alternative fuel vehicles, unmatched efficiency laws, and a 33% Renewable Portfolio Standard for electricity by 2020. Yet, electricity (+40%) and gasoline (+$1.00) prices in the Golden State are well above the U.S. average, and oil and natural gas are still easily the state’s leading sources of energy. Stringent regulations...
  • Local gay couple heads to DC as Supreme Court mulls same-sex marriage

    04/27/2015 5:21:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    WSVN-TV ^ | 4/26/15
    ...a South Florida couple who helped advocate for a historic change in their state is heading to the nation's capital to witness the debate.... ...For Jeffrey and Todd Delmay, Tuesday's arguments could pave the way for a landmark ruling.. ...they were Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz's guests at President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. "I'm really looking forward to the Supreme Court finally giving us some clarity," said Todd.
  • 11 EXPLOSIVE CLINTON CASH FACTS MAINSTREAM MEDIA CONFIRM ARE ACCURATE

    04/27/2015 5:10:47 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 53 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 26 Apr 2015 | by Breitbart News
    Perhaps the most surprising thing about the forthcoming book rocking Washington right now is the number of stunning facts liberal media outlets have already confirmed and verified are accurate. Here, then, are 11 facts that mainstream media say are true, verified, and facts from the upcoming blockbuster, Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich. CONFIRMED: Hillary’s Foundation Hid a $2.35 Million Foreign Donation from the Head of the Russian Govt’s Uranium Company that Had Business Before Hillary Clinton’s State Dept.—a Clear Violation of the Memorandum of Understanding with...
  • Bill de Blasio, Streaking Buck Naked

    04/27/2015 5:04:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 27, 2015 | Katie Kieffer
    I caught New York Mayor Bill de Blasio streaking along Manhattan’s waterfront—and it wasn’t the first time.“No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself, and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true,” writes author Nathanial Hawthorne in his classic novel, “The Scarlet Letter.” Mayor de Blasio has finally reached complete bewilderment over who he is as a politician. Is he a champion of the poor and oppressed? Or is he the oppressor? In his confusion, he has taken to metaphorically streaking in public, giving us clues to his...
  • History Shows Clintons And Bushes Are NOT Electoral Juggernauts (excellent short article)

    04/27/2015 5:01:16 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/26/15 | Eric Cowens
    Let’s test your presidential election knowledge. In how many presidential elections did Bill Clinton win a majority of the popular vote? The answer, of course, is zero. That’s right. In 1992, Bill Clinton won his first presidential term with just 43 percent of the vote. Republican George H. W. Bush received 37.5 percent. Ross Perot — America’s proto-tea partier — received 18.9 percent (without receiving a single Electoral College vote). In 1996, Clinton nearly managed to claw his way over the 50 percent barrier. But he didn’t. The New Democrat eked out a second plurality victory with only 49.2 of...
  • The Clintons' Other, Truly Bodacious Mine Boondoggle

    04/27/2015 5:00:15 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 4-27-15 | Jack Cashill
    The New York Times reported this week on the unseemly transfer of cash from parties interested in a major uranium deal to the Clintons. The Canadian company selling Uranium One to the Russians donated $2.35 million to the Clinton Foundation. And Russians tied to the deal gave Bill Clinton $500,000 for a Moscow speech. The deal had global consequences. It would put one fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States under Russian control. So critical was the deal that it needed the approval of the U.S. State Department. State approved the deal, and it managed to so...
  • Baskin Robbins worker serves robber a triple scoop beatdown (Seattle, WA)

    04/27/2015 4:59:21 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 17 replies
    KOMO News ^ | 23APR2015 | KOMO Staff
    LYNNWOOD, Wash. -- A robber got more than he bargained for this week at a Lynnwood Baskin Robbins when a worker pummeled him and chased him out of the store. Police say a man wearing a baseball cap and sunglasses walked into the Baskin Robbins Wednesday afternoon. He approached the employee, Rachael Bishop, and demanded she hand over all the money in the cash register. Bishop refused, so the robber tried to grab the money himself. That turned out to be a mistake, as Bishop began to pummel him with punches to the head. "I just really didn't want him...
  • Politicians, 'Profiteers,' And Public Health

    04/27/2015 4:53:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 26, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    Naloxone isn’t magic, but its power to rescue a heroin user from the brink of death can certainly seem miraculous. The anti-overdose drug, also known by the brand name Narcan, is easy to administer and has saved thousands of lives. First responders are often awestruck at how swiftly it can revive a dying addict."It's just incredible," the deputy fire chief of Revere, Mass., marveled in a public-radio interview last year. "There's somebody who's on the ground who's literally dead. They have no pulse. Sometimes they're blue, sometimes they're black. And you administer this stuff and sometimes in a minute or...
  • Conservative Media Rallies to Walker After Tough Talk on Legal Immigration

    04/27/2015 4:48:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 26, 2015 | William Bigelow
    The conservative movement’s leading media icons lined up to back Scott Walker after the media attempted to lynch him for talking tough on immigration.After being attacked...Walker stayed the course...“A couple years ago, when the unemployment rate was at incredibly high levels and labor participation was low, why would we want to flood the market with more workers?” he said. “So that would be a time when you would have arguably less. As the unemployment rate goes down and labor participation rates go up, the two have to go hand in hand. Then it could be conceivably more than we have...
  • Live Thread: Senate to resume Iran debate at 3pm on C-SPAN2, Final Passage expected Thursday

    04/27/2015 4:48:07 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    C-SPAN2 | live at 3pm
    Senate will resume Iran debate at 3pm. On Tuesday, the Iran bill will be opened up for amendments. On Thursday, final passage is expected in the Senate. On Friday, final passage is expected in the House.
  • It’s Not Harassment If You Like It

    04/27/2015 4:45:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 27, 2015 | Mike Adams
    Warning: The contents of this column are likely to be deemed offensive by radical feminists and the emotionally handicapped. Please pardon the redundancy.Some conservatives fail to grasp the importance of the campus culture wars. They write to me asking why I don’t cover issues of national importance instead of battling endlessly with college administrators. Their criticisms fall on deaf ears because I understand something they don’t: That the insanity we see on the campus today will threaten our fundamental freedoms when it becomes normalized and bleeds into the broader culture.Clearly, there is no greater threat to freedom today than the...
  • Conservatives, Unleash the Awesome Power of “No”

    04/27/2015 4:39:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 27, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    We decent Americans are bombarded with lies, libeled, and subjected to petty (and, increasingly, not so petty) tyrannies by government flunkies. At every turn, liberals and their suck-ups in the media and academia seek to delegitimize our interests, concerns, and opinions. They want us to submit, to take the easy way out, to just go along. Our fate, they decree, is cultural and political dhimmitude.Well, it’s time to draw a red line and, unlike President Feckless and the Wimptones, to enforce it.Conservatives, it’s time to say, “No.”No, liberals, you can’t just lie about us anymore without us pushing back. The...
  • Chipotle to Stop Serving Genetically Altered Food

    04/27/2015 4:38:12 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 49 replies
    NY Times ^ | 04/26/15 | STEPHANIE STROM
    In a first for a major restaurant chain, Chipotle Mexican Grill on Monday will begin serving only food that is free of genetically engineered ingredients. “This is another step toward the visions we have of changing the way people think about and eat fast food,” said Steve Ells, founder and co-chief executive of Chipotle. “Just because food is served fast doesn’t mean it has to be made with cheap raw ingredients, highly processed with preservatives and fillers and stabilizers and artificial colors and flavors.” In 2013, Chipotle was the first restaurant chain to indicate which items contained genetically modified organisms,...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,WTIC AM,April 27-May 1,2015

    04/27/2015 4:30:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | April 27-May 1, 2015 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Daily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000 watt...
  • The mysterious dark energy that speeds the universe's rate of expansion

    04/27/2015 4:16:16 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 4 replies
    Phys.org, The Conversation ^ | Apr 23, 2015 | Robert Scherrer
    The nature of dark energy is one of the most important unsolved problems in all of science. But what, exactly, is dark energy, and why do we even believe that it exists? Step back a minute and consider a more familiar experience: what happens when you toss a ball straight up into the air? It gradually slows down as gravity tugs on it, finally stopping in mid-air and falling back to the ground. Of course, if you threw the ball hard enough (about 25,000 miles per hour) it would actually escape from the Earth entirely and shoot into space, never...
  • PARLEY IN DISPUTE OVER PERMANENT HEAD; BRITISH WIN BREMEN, PATTON SWEEPS ON (4/27/45)

    04/27/2015 4:11:26 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 23 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 4/27/45 | James B. Reston, Bertram D. Hulen, Drew Middleton, C.L. Sulzberger, Virginia Lee Warren, more
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