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  • NSA should have a copy of Clinton's emails

    03/27/2015 6:24:27 PM PDT · by ChiefJayStrongbow · 1 replies
    The mind of the chief | March 27, 2015 | ChiefJayStrongbow
    Clinton claims she wiped her server. I would think the NSA has unwittingly provided a backup service for her. Would certainly like to know what's in the emails.
  • Cruz the bruiser: The junior senator from Texas is dangerous

    03/27/2015 6:15:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Economist ^ | March 28, 2015 | The Editors
    WITH 596 days to go before America’s next presidential election, the first serious candidate has announced that he will run (see article). Ted Cruz is an intelligent man with an inspiring life story. His father fled from Cuba with a few dollars sewn into his underwear and settled in the United States. The young Ted made a name for himself in Texas while still a teenager, giving lectures to Rotary clubs about the constitution. By his early 30s he was arguing cases before the Supreme Court—and winning. At 41, he was elected to the Senate, overcoming long odds in a...
  • Iranian Dissidents Criticize Obama’s Nuclear Diplomacy

    03/27/2015 6:12:52 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 4 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 17, 2015
    Claim White House ignoring human rights, working with murderous regime A group of Iranian dissidents and political prisoners have lashed out at the Obama administration, lambasting its ongoing diplomacy with Iran, according to two open letters sent to the White House in recent days. In each letter, the dissidents—most of whom are currently political prisoners in Iran—criticize the White House for ignoring the issues of human rights and democracy in Iran as they push to finalize a deal with a regime that the dissidents says is murderous and untrustworthy. Iranian reformers and those seeking a change in the country’s leadership...
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    03/27/2015 5:56:25 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 34 replies
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  • John Kerry Orders Email Preservation Review at State Department

    03/27/2015 5:49:29 PM PDT · by PROCON · 18 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | March 27, 2015 | JUSTIN FISHEL
    Secretary of State John Kerry sent a letter to the State Department’s Inspector General requesting a review of email and records management, the State Department said today. The timing of Kerry’s request has many asking if this push for reform is connected to former Secretary Hillary Clinton’s recent scandal involving her use of a private email server, rather than a State Department account. State Department Spokesman Jeff Rathke denied this had anything to do with Clinton, citing instead the State Department’s need to better manage the overwhelming number of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and requests for information from...
  • Mike Brown question sparks MetroLink beating caught on video

    03/27/2015 5:47:53 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 13 replies
    http://fox2now.com ^ | march 27, 2015 | joe millitzer
    A MetroLink beating captured on video is now lighting up social media in St. Louis.  Viewers sent the video to FOX 2 on Twitter and Facebook pages looking for answers.  Police say the beating happened on Monday evening at 9:54pm.  The victim, a 43-year-old white male,  tells investigators that a question about Mike Brown sparked the incident. -snip He told investigators that he was seated on the train when he was approached from behind.  The man in the red hat and shirt asked for his cell phone.  The victim refused. The suspect in the red hat then asked the seated man what he thought...
  • Audit says Maryland overbilled federal government $28.4M in health exchange launch

    03/27/2015 5:39:43 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 4 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | March 27, 2015 | By John Fritze and Meredith Cohn
    A long-awaited audit of Maryland's health insurance exchange has found that the state improperly billed the federal government $28.4 million as former Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration struggled to launch what would become one of the most troubled websites in the nation. Though the year-long probe by the Department of Health and Human Services inspector general found no fraud or criminal wrongdoing, auditors said the state lacked oversight and internal controls — and they recommended that Maryland refund what the federal government paid to subsidize the cost of signing people up for coverage. The report — obtained by The Baltimore Sun...
  • Ted Cruz: The Bush Years-What his time at the FTC suggests about how he’d run the White House

    03/27/2015 5:32:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The National Review ^ | March 27, 2015 | Jim Geraghty
    Long before Ted Cruz was a big-name senator and conservative rock star, wowing the crowd at Liberty University in the early days of his presidential bid, he was just another lawyer toiling away in virtual anonymity under George W. Bush. While Cruz’s time in the Senate is best known for fiery speeches and high-profile gestures like his 21-hour filibuster, in his earlier time in Washington he demonstrated a wonkish eye for detail and an eagerness to take on powerful industry groups that he saw as stifling competition. Though his efforts ultimately succeeded on a much smaller scale than he’d initially...
  • White House Clears Obama's Schedule For Iranian Nuclear Deal Next Week

    03/27/2015 5:25:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2015 | Conn Carroll
    resident Obama has nothing scheduled after Monday next week, a blank space that just happens to coincide with the deadline Obama set for his nuclear weapons deal with Iran."The president's schedule for the rest of the week actually remains pretty fluid," White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said at the daily press briefing Friday. Asked why he wasn't able to provide any information on Obama's activities next week, Earenst replied, "We've got some more details on the schedule that need to be hammered out."Earnest did say that Obama will be traveling to Florida on Saturday, but he assured reporters that...
  • Wisconsin Teachers Union Fails At Defying State Law

    03/27/2015 5:25:07 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 4 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/27/2015 | Connor D. Wolf
    A Wisconsin court struck down a collective bargaining agreement between a local school district and its unions for violating the labor reform law known as Act 10, according to a statement released Friday.Carrie Ann Glembocki and Kristi LaCroix, two teachers from the Kenosha School District, filed the lawsuit in 2013 to challenge a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) which they argue violated Wisconsin state law. With legal assistance from the National Right to Work Foundation (NRTW) and the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty, the two have won the case.“The court grants summary judgment in favor of the plaintiffs on their Second Cause of...
  • Obama Keeps Americans In Exile, But Welcome Illegals

    03/27/2015 5:22:29 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 3 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/27/2015 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama’s push to legalize millions of illegal immigrants is leaving many Americans’ families locked out of the United States.American engineer Jimmy Gugliotta and his Argentinian wife and children have been stuck in Chile for so long that he’s pleading for donations to buy food and airfares while the U.S. visa agency slowly processes the visa documents needed by his wife and children.“I was initially told the process would take 6 to 9 months and we had enough money to get us through until that time,” he wrote in his March 19 GoFundMe online appeal.“We are trying to sell...
  • Apple's Cook joins tech CEOs in blasting Indiana religious freedom law

    03/27/2015 5:18:29 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 50 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 27, 2015 | Reporting by Edwin Chan; Editing by Richard Chang
    (Reuters) - Apple Inc's Tim Cook, one of the most prominent openly gay American CEOs, has joined fellow tech industry chiefs in decrying a controversial Indiana law that opponents say could allow companies to deny services to gay people. Cook, who publicly declared his sexual orientation last year, joined other tech chief executives, including Salesforce.com Inc's Marc Benioff, in blasting the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which could let business and individuals turn away customers by citing "religious freedom." Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed the controversial bill into law on Thursday.
  • Venezuela slashes oil shipments to Cuba, Caribbean in half

    03/27/2015 5:16:56 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 4 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | March 26, 2015 | By Antonio María Delgado
    Venezuela has cut in half its subsidized shipments of crude oil to Cuba and Petrocaribe member nations to 200,000 barrels per day, down from 400,000 shipped in 2012, a Barclays report says. Also, the British investment bank’s report considered it “ironic” that Venezuela would ship any oil at all, highlighting that while the country is going through extreme difficulties, it continues to subsidize oil sales to countries that have healthier economies. . . Because of the cuts in oil shipments to the Caribbean, the firm reduced its deficit forecast for Venezuela to $22.6 billion, down from more than $30 billion...
  • Kercher family have a bitter pill to swallow after verdict

    03/27/2015 5:11:30 PM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 9 replies
    The Guardian ^ | March 27, 2015 | Stephanie Kirchgaessner
    The mother of murdered British student Meredith Kercher said she was “surprised and very shocked” by an Italian court’s decision to overturn the convictions of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito. Ms Kercher, 21, from Coulsdon, Surrey, was sexually assaulted and stabbed to death in her bedroom in 2007 while studying in Perugia, Italy. ********************* Francesco Maresca, the lawyer for the Kercher family, was also disappointed by the ruling, saying: “I think that it’s a defeat for the Italian justice system.” On Friday night the long-running case appeared to have been brought to a conclusion after more than seven years of...
  • With 16 Million in Obamacare, Is the Repeal Debate Over?

    03/27/2015 5:10:40 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    NBC News ^ | 03/27/2015 | Perry Bacon Jr.
    The Republicans are facing a 16 million person problem. With the Obama administration announcing this month that some 16 million people have obtained health insurance since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the Republicans' intense focus on completely repealing the law is increasingly looking unrealistic.
  • Military Drill Identifying “Hostile” U.S. States Sparks Alarm

    03/27/2015 5:10:14 PM PDT · by detective · 36 replies
    The New American ^ | March 27, 2015 | Alex Newman
    A massive U.S. military drill dubbed “Jade Helm 15” lists Texas, Utah, and part of California as “hostile” or “insurgent pocket” territory. The unclassified information about this drill is causing widespread alarm nationwide, with more than a few analysts suggesting it may be some sort of exercise practicing to impose martial law on Americans fed up with an out-of-control federal government. During the exercises, which will take place over the summer, Special Forces from various branches of the military will work with local law-enforcement in scenarios that, to critics at least, sound suspiciously like they are aimed at subduing rebellious...
  • U.S. Rescues Two Saudi Fighter Pilots After Splashdown Near Yemen

    03/27/2015 4:58:50 PM PDT · by kristinn · 16 replies
    NBC News ^ | Friday, March 27, 2015 | Jim Miklaszewski
    The U.S. Air Force and Navy rescued two Saudi pilots Friday after they ejected from their F-15 fighter over the Gulf of Aden during combat operations against Houthi rebels in Yemen. The Saudi jet apparently suffered some mechanical problem forcing the pilots to eject. A U.S. Air Force Pave Hawk special operations helicopter and crew were dispatched from Djibouti to rescue the Saudi pilots.
  • The Atheist and His Metal Detector

    03/27/2015 4:56:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2015 | Frank Turek
    I grew up on the Jersey shore. (No, it wasn’t like the TV show.) Every summer morning I’d see several men combing the beach with metal detectors looking for jewelry and change lost the day before. One lost diamond earring or ring could pay for the metal detector several times over. But as useful and successful as metal detectors are, they can’t be used to find everything. Metal detectors won’t help you find wood, plastic, rubber, or other nonmetallic objects. Now, suppose metal-detector man, after just combing the beach, says to you, “I know there’s no plastic or rubber on...
  • Venezuela to Present Anti-US Petition at Summit With Obama

    03/27/2015 4:53:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 27, 2015
    CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is readying a gift for President Barack Obama when the two leaders cross paths at a regional summit next month: a petition containing millions of signatures denouncing U.S. aggression. For the past week, Venezuelans have been lining up in plazas, government offices and even prisons to add their signatures to a manifesto against the Obama administration's recent decision to sanction seven Venezuelan officials over human rights abuses during anti-government protests.
  • Column One: Managing Obama’s war against Israel

    03/27/2015 4:49:17 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 9 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Thursday, March 26, 2015 | Caroline B. Glick
    On Wednesday, the Jerusalem Municipality announced it is shelving plans to build 1,500 apartments in the Har Homa neighborhood. Officials gave no explanation for its sudden move. But none was needed. Obviously the construction of apartments for Jews in Jerusalem was blocked in the hopes of appeasing US President Barack Obama. But is there any reason to believe he can be appeased? Today the White House is issuing condemnations of Israel faster than the UN. To determine how to handle what is happening, we need to understand the nature of what is happening. Max Boot explained Wednesday in The Wall...
  • Cardinal Raymond Burke: Gays, remarried Catholics, murderers are all the same

    03/27/2015 4:43:28 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 33 replies
    Religion News Service (RNS) ^ | March 27, 2015 | David Gibson
    When Pope Francis last year effectively demoted U.S. Cardinal Raymond Burke by moving him out of a senior post in the Vatican to a largely ceremonial role as head of a Rome-based Catholic charity, it was viewed as a way to sideline one of the pontiff’s most outspoken critics on the right ... Now the American churchman has spoken out again, telling an interviewer that gay couples and divorced and remarried Catholics who are trying to live good and faithful lives are still like “the person who murders someone and yet is kind to other people.” ...
  • Critics? Or Traitors?

    03/27/2015 4:38:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2015 | Ed Feulner
    “Traitors.” That’s a strong term, obviously. It should never be used lightly. Yet there it was, flying around like confetti in Times Square on New Year’s Eve. And why? Because 47 GOP senators who are understandably concerned about the prospects of a nuclear-armed Iran sent a letter to that country’s leaders about the deal now being struck with the United States and other countries. Their message: The next U.S. president can overturn “with the stroke of a pen” any deal Congress doesn’t approve. “Judas got thirty pieces of silver. What did you get?” one New Jersey resident tweeted. Others, sparked...
  • School District Losing Thousands in School Lunch Sales

    03/27/2015 4:36:25 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    ABC Local News ^ | March 26, 2015
    BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. -- Thousands of students have now stopped buying lunch each week in County cafeterias. The district says it all started when schools were forced to implement the USDA's Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act. It was part of first lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" initiative to get kids to eat healthier. All of a sudden, kids are pitching pounds of food in the garbage. "I like vegetables too, like I like spinach and potatoes - great - but they just don't have any flavor at all," freshman Aislinn French said. Hundreds of kids have now dropped out of...
  • WATCH: CRUZ AND BREITBART’S MARLOW HEADLINE YAF CONFERENCE FROM NH

    03/27/2015 4:36:06 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 27, 2015 | Breitbart TV
    Young America’s Foundation (YAF) will welcome Senator Ted Cruz, Breitbart’s Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow, John Stossel, Katie Pavlich, and hundreds of students to New Hampshire for the first Freedom Conference of 2015. High school and college students will travel to Nashua, New Hampshire, on March 27 and 28 for inspiration, camaraderie, and training on how to take the ideas of individual freedom, free markets, and strong national defense to schools across the country. Students from as far away as California, North Carolina, Florida, and Texas will be attending this event. Many in the Conservative Movement suggest that we need to chase...
  • Kerry Warns US Ambassadors They Will Be Dealing With ‘Climate Refugees’ In Not-Too-Distant Future

    03/27/2015 4:35:09 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 46 replies
    CBS DC ^ | March 26, 2015 | CBSDC
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Secretary of State John Kerry warns U.S. ambassadors that they will be dealing with “climate refugees” in the not-too-distant future. Kerry told U.S. ambassadors at the Global Chiefs of Mission Conference in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday about the threat climate change poses around the world. “There’ll be climate refugees that all of you will be coping with at some point, if not now, in the not-too-distant future,” Kerry said. “Ninety-seven percent of all the scientists for 20 years tell us unequivocally that this is happening and happening now, and humans are causing it, and we have a...
  • Congresswoman Claims Climate Change Will Turn Women Into Prostitutes

    03/27/2015 4:28:01 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 67 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | March 26, 2015 | Warner Todd Huston
    On Wednesday, California Democrat Barbara Lee proposed a resolution in the House of Representatives that claims women will eventually be forced into prostitution in order to obtain life-sustaining food and water for their families. Lee introduced House Concurrent Resolution 29, warning that women will be forced into “transactional sex” to get enough food and clean water — all because global warming will create “conflict and instability” in the world. “Women will disproportionately face harmful impacts from climate change,” Lee’s resolution reads. It continues claiming, “Food insecure women with limited socioeconomic resources may be vulnerable to situations such as sex work,...
  • San Francisco mayor bans publicly-funded travel to Indiana

    03/27/2015 4:27:15 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | 3-27-2015 | Adam Lerner
    San Francisco prides itself as a tolerant place, but it is closed off to one thing: Indiana. On Thursday, San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee, a Democrat, directed all City Departments under his authority to bar publicly funded travel to the Hoosier State. The decision followed Indiana Republican Gov. Mike Pence’s decision to sign a “religious freedom” bill that critics say effectively sanctions discrimination of LGBT citizens by private businesses. “We stand united as San Franciscans to condemn Indiana’s new discriminatory law,” Lee said in a statement. “San Francisco taxpayers will not subsidize legally-sanctioned discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender...
  • Islamic State In Illinois Planned Another Ft. Hood

    03/27/2015 4:24:26 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 5 replies
    Investor's Business ^ | March 27, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Terrorism: An Illinois National Guardsman sought to fight with Islamic State as his cousin plotted to kill scores at an Illinois National Guard facility. If they had succeeded, would President Obama call it workplace violence? President Obama's "JV" terrorist team has metastasized to the point where its franchisees have spread across continents and oceans, with the FBI investigating ISIS-related activities and plots in all 50 states, including a very dangerous one in the commander in chief's home state of Illinois. One of those FBI investigations involved the arrest Wednesday of Hasan Edmonds — a supply specialist with the Illinois National...
  • Student Paper Claims Concealed Carry Reinforces Rape Culture

    03/27/2015 4:23:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2015 | Michael Schaus
    The self-proclaimed champions of women’s rights, the political left, is once again insisting that a woman’s right to protect herself from sexual attackers should be regulated, restricted, and in some cases banned. After all, only American Liberals would believe that a woman being raped is morally superior to a rapist being shot. Arguing that concealed carry on college campuses would actually “reinforce rape culture” on campus, an editorial in the University of North Carolina’s student’s newspaper argued against arming young (law abiding) women.Concealed weapons would not significantly reduce sexual assault and would create inadvertent risks within other forms of interpersonal violence…...
  • Six Flags to cut 18,000 trees to go solar

    03/27/2015 4:22:26 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 39 replies
    My Fox NY.com ^ | March 27, 2015 | AP
    JACKSON, N.J. (AP) - A theme park plans to cut down more than 18,000 trees for the construction of what it says will be the largest solar farm in New Jersey. Park President John Fitzgerald said in a statement that solar power will significantly reduce the park's reliance on fossil fuels.
  • RCAF announces pilot and theme for 2015 CF-18 Demonstration Team

    03/27/2015 4:20:00 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 8 replies
    Royal Canadian Air Force ^ | January 6, 2015
    The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Captain Denis "Cheech" Beaulieu as the pilot for the 2015 CF-18 Demonstration Team. Flying his specially painted CF-18 Hornet commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, Captain Beaulieu will wow crowds around the continent during the 2015 air show season. "I am really looking forward to taking the CF-18 all over Canada and the United States,” said Captain Beaulieu, who is a member of 425 “Alouettes” Tactical Fighter Squadron at 3 Wing Bagotville, Quebec. “This job gives me the opportunity to celebrate aviation with audiences...
  • Barack Obama is not a unicorn [Email from a nobama minion]

    03/27/2015 4:19:39 PM PDT · by upchuck · 18 replies
    email | March 27, 2015 | Ashley Pindo
    For many progressives and organizers across the country, President Obama is an inspiration. But he's not a unicorn. (I believe the fact-checkers out there can confirm that.) Our president got his start as a community organizer on the South Side of Chicago. Right now, the next Barack Obamas are already out there in communities all across the country, looking to get their start. OFA's mission is to find those great organizers and provide the training needed to be great. It can't be overstated -- of all the things we do at OFA, our training programs are the biggest legacy we'll...
  • Kerry updates Netanyahu as Iran deal nears completion (6,100 centrifuges, could be signed Sunday)

    03/27/2015 4:18:32 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 19 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | March 28, 2015, 12:33 am (IDT) | Avi Issacharoff
    Israeli TV says agreement will leave Iran with 6,100 centrifuges spinning; Israeli official calls looming accord ‘incomprehensibly’ bad US Secretary of State John Kerry telephoned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday and again on Friday to update him on progress in negotiations with Iran on its nuclear program, as an Israeli official castigated the emerging deal as “incomprehensibly” bad. According to an unnamed senior American official quoted by Haaretz Friday night, the secretary’s calls to Netanyahu came amid indications that the negotiations in Lausanne, Switzerland, are making progress and that an agreement could be finalized by Sunday. Netanyahu has been...
  • Lawmaker Calls Colleague’s 18-Month-Old Toddler a Racist

    03/27/2015 4:16:38 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 34 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | march 27, 2015 | david steinberg
    The already contentious debate over Indiana’s proposed “religious freedom” bill took a surreal twist Monday afternoon when — in the midst of discussion on the bill — a Democratic lawmaker said that a Republican lawmaker’s child was “scared” of her because she is black. The comment by Rep. Vanessa Summers drew audible gasps, in no small part because the child — the son of Rep. Jud McMillin — is 18 months old. “I told Jud McMillin I love his son, but he’s scared of me because of my color,” Summers told McMillin, who is white, during debate over the Religious...
  • One of every three Utah farmworkers is an undocumented immigrant

    03/27/2015 4:15:44 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | March 27, 2015 | By Lee Davidson
    A new study says that nearly one of every three farmworkers in Utah is an undocumented immigrant. So is one of every six construction workers. The Pew Research Center released a study Thursday that uses U.S. census and other government data to examine labor trends among undocumented workers nationally. It included a variety of state-by-state information. It estimates that 31 percent of the farmworkers in Utah in 2012 were undocumented immigrants, as were 17 percent of all construction workers. Randy Parker, CEO of the Utah Farm Bureau Federation, says the numbers are surprising at first, but may be close to...
  • Nasrallah: Arabs should unite to attack Israel, not Yemen

    03/27/2015 4:08:50 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 10 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | March 27, 2015, 11:52 pm | Itamar Sharon
    Hezbollah leader slams Saudi campaign: ‘You say the new situation threatens you… Do you not feel the threat posed by Israel?’ Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah on Friday bemoaned the Saudi-led Arab coalition engaged in a campaign against rebels forces in Yemen, saying Arabs should unite against Israel rather than the Houthi militias who have taken over the capital Sanaa and much of the country over the past months. The leader of Lebanon’s Shiite terror group slammed Saudi Arabia’s intervention in Yemen, dubbed Operation Decisive Storm, calling it “surprising and painful.” Hezbollah, like Yemen’s Houthi rebels, is supported by Iran, which...
  • Death to America! Death to the Jews! Death to Me!

    03/27/2015 4:06:23 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 10 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 23 March 2015 | Mark Steyn
    "Death to America!" It's not just for Americans anymore: "Death to America. Death to Israel. Curse upon the Jews. Victory to Islam. Allahu Akbar," the worshipers recited en masse. Then a terrorist roaming among the mosque's patrons detonated himself... Don't you hate it when you're raining down death-curses on people hither and yon, and then some guy blows you up? In this case, the pro-Houthi Shia victims were killed by a pro-ISIS Sunni terrorist. Some 140 dead, over 350 injured. (caution, bloody photos at link)
  • Cheap Laughs: A Weekly Review of the NY Times

    03/27/2015 4:06:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2015 | Mark Nuckols
    Facts and logic are two things notable for their absence in the op-ed pages of the New York Times. The Times has to pander to its ultra-liberal readership, and facts and logic are just two things these people can’t grasp, that’s why they’re liberals. And the flip side of this is an appalling combination of dishonesty and unbearable smugness. In Governor Jindal’s Implosion, Charles Blow wants us to believe Louisiana’s Republican governor political career is doomed. Blow gloats over a poll showing Jindal with negligible support among Republican primary voters. For someone who originally was billed as an expert in...
  • Missouri Cop Indicted for Attacking Teen Trying to Video Record Traffic Stop, Leaving Him in Coma

    03/27/2015 4:01:40 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    Tim Runnels is second from left in this photo posted on the Missouri/Kansas Cop Block Facebook page last year.A Missouri cop who left a teenager in a coma last year after the young man attempted to video record a traffic stop was indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday.It was a rare decision considering grand juries tend to believe cops can get away with murder. But the victim in this case, Masters Bryce, is the son of a Kansas City cop.Independence police officer Tim Runnels, a former Kansas City cop himself, was indicted on two counts, but details will remain...
  • Chuck Schumer: Tea Party Members 'Hate Immigrants'( while praising NY GOP)

    03/27/2015 4:01:27 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 19 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 25 Mar 2015 | Cathy Burke
    Sen. Chuck Schumer says tea party members "hate immigrants," and blames congressional Republicans' fear of their hard-right members for preventing passage of a Senate immigration bill last year. (SNIP) "Why doesn't he? Because the tea party, these 80 to 100 folks from the hard right, none from New York, say they hate immigration, they hate immigrants.
  • Ex-CFO who criticized Chick-fil-A reportedly now on food stamps after outcry

    03/27/2015 3:56:21 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 33 replies
    <p>A CFO who drew widespread condemnation after berating a Chick-fil-A employee in a video that went viral three years ago is out of work and on food stamps, according to a published report.</p> <p>Adam Smith, 37, was the CFO of a medical device manufacturer in Arizona until the summer of 2012, when he started protested Chick-fil-A's stance on gay marriage to an employee at a drive-thru.</p>
  • Trey Gowdy: Hillary Clinton wiped her server clean

    03/27/2015 3:52:58 PM PDT · by detective · 120 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/26/2015 | Lauren French
    Hillary Clinton did not hand over new documents to the House panel investigating Benghazi and wiped her server clean of past emails, the committee’s chairman said in a statement Friday. Clinton did not provide correspondence or emails to the Select Committee on Benghazi, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), said, even though the former secretary of state was under a subpoena, issued early this month, for all correspondence from Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state that focused on Libya and Benghazi.
  • Hunting Season Opens on Ted Cruz

    03/27/2015 3:52:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2015 | Humberto Fontova
    As if Ted Cruz didn’t already have enough against him media-wise (i.e. he’s a principled, brilliant and credentialed conservative both fiscally-- and even more odiously--socially)–on top of these offenses, he’s also half Cuban. Forget the liberal love chants to “ethnic diversity.” The Cuban ethnic brand has long flapped like a matador’s cape in front of the Democrat-Media complex. Granted, some of those insufferable Cubans love to flap it. Ted Cruz-Derangement-Syndrome went viral in the media this week. From Chris Matthews to David Muir and from Joe Scarborough to David Brooks-- they were all over Cruz like a cheap suit. The...
  • Rep. Steve King Accuses Chuck Schumer Of Representing Marxists

    03/27/2015 3:51:07 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | May 23, 2014 | Andrew Kaczynski
    In a speech on Senate floor last week, New York Sen. Chuck Schumer said Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King was controlling the party’s position on immigration and derailing immigration reform. (SNIP) Thursday, King responded to Schumer’s comment on the House floor saying it was Schumer not him who represented the fringe. Specifically King said Schumer represented “socialists, marxists, progressives, liberal Democrats.”
  • [Flashback] Tea Partier Mike Lee joins McConnell team (McConnell will need him!)

    03/27/2015 3:43:20 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 4 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 1/13/15 | David M. Drucker
    From Tea Party agitator to leadership insider, Sen. Mike Lee is now counselor to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The Utah Republican is steering committee chairman, a post that often comes with a seat in leadership. But McConnell wasn’t obligated to bring Lee into the fold last week, when he appointed him as one of four counsellors to the Republican leadership. The Kentuckian never extended a similar offer to Jim DeMint when he led steering. Lee and McConnell hardly have a chummy history, although the majority leader shrewdly keeps potential enemies close. Lee advanced to the Senate in 2010 by...
  • US continues to insist airstrikes support Iraqi forces, not Shiite militias

    03/27/2015 3:39:15 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 2 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | 26 March 2015 | Bill Roggio
    US commanders continue to insist that they are supporting Iraqi security forces, and not the Iranian-backed Shiite militias who make up more than two-thirds of the fighting force in the Tikrit offensive. US military officials’ denials that they are serving as the air force for Iranian-backed Shiite militias that are responsible for killing hundreds of American soldiers before US forces withdrew from Iraq in December 2011 becomes even more perplexing once you understand that many of the top leaders of these militias have been designated by the US as terrorists. And one of these militias (Hezbollah Brigades) is listed as...
  • Al Nusrah Front video showcases more American-made TOW missiles

    03/27/2015 3:35:12 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | 26 March 2015 | Thomas Joscelyn
    The Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda’s official branch in Syria, has released another video showing its fighters using American-made TOW missiles. As The Long War Journal reported earlier this week, Al Nusrah released a video featuring a TOW missile attack in the early hours of the jihadists’ newly-launched offensive against Syrian regime forces in the city of Idlib. Al Nusrah continues to use the weapons against Bashar al Assad’s forces. Earlier today, Al Nusrah released the video shown above on one of its official Twitter feeds. The fighter, whose face is obscured, fires two TOW missiles on Syrian tanks. The...
  • You Can 3D Print A Heavy-Caliber Gun — And It’s Totally Legal

    03/27/2015 3:34:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | March 27, 2015
    With a 3D printer and enough thermoplastic, you can mass produce deadly plastic guns from the convenience of your own home without going through a rigorous background check. Advanced 3D-printing technology now allows for people to make durable guns. And as far as current federal laws are concerned, it’s totally legal. Medium writer Keith Mizokami documented his experience building not just any regular firearm, but a full-on assault rifle. All it took was three hours and some light tools. “I was an AR-15 grease monkey,” Mizokami wrote. “During the course of several projects, I’d built an entire rifle from scratch....
  • Jeb Bush, Scott Walker lead GOP pack in New Hampshire

    03/27/2015 3:33:20 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, March 26, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker are running first and second in an early look at the 2016 GOP presidential primary in New Hampshire, according to a Suffolk University poll released Thursday. Mr. Bush is the first choice for about 19 percent of likely GOP primary voters, followed by Mr. Walker at 14 percent and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky at 7 percent. Real estate mogul Donald Trump, who recently announced he was forming an exploratory committee....
  • Statement Regarding Subpoena Compliance and Server...by Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

    03/27/2015 3:27:27 PM PDT · by kristinn · 44 replies
    House Select Committee on Benghazi ^ | Friday, March 27, 2015 | Rep. Trey Gowdy
    Statement Regarding Subpoena Compliance and Server Determination by Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton March 27, 2015 Press Release Washington, DC—Select Committee on Benghazi Chairman Trey Gowdy today issued the following statement regarding former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s response to the committee’s subpoena. She failed to produce a single new document and refused to relinquish her server to a neutral, detached third party for an independent review of potential public records: “After seeking and receiving a two week extension from the Committee, Secretary Clinton failed to provide a single new document to the subpoena issued by the Committee and...