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  • Howard Dean reprises his 'Dean scream' for Hillary Clinton

    07/26/2016 9:41:55 PM PDT · by plain talk · 5 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | July 26, 2016 | Mike Murphy
    Well, you can’t say Howard Dean doesn’t have a good sense of humor. The former Vermont governor, whose 2004 presidential campaign was undone by an awkward, frenzied scream that was mocked for years afterward, re-enacted the climax of his infamous speech Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia as he endorsed Hillary Clinton’s candidacy.
  • Sanders loyalists bash Clinton nomination, clash with police

    07/26/2016 9:10:12 PM PDT · by Mariner · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 26th, 2016 | By GEOFF MULVIHILL and MEGAN TRIMBLE
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bernie Sanders loyalists protested inside and outside the Democratic National Convention site and clashed with police on Tuesday after Hillary Clinton won the party's presidential nomination. Despite Sanders' calls for them to support Clinton, thousands of activists have taken to the streets during the convention this week to voice support for the liberal Vermont U.S. senator and his progressive agenda. Moments after Clinton became the first woman to be nominated for president by a major U.S. political party, a large group of Sanders delegates and supporters exited the Philadelphia convention site to hold a sit-in inside a...
  • Bernie Sanders Supporters Don’t Care if Russia Hacked DNC Email

    07/26/2016 9:09:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 26, 2016 | Tim Mak
    Die-hard Bernie Sanders supporters aren’t too concerned over whether or not Russia and Vladimir Putin leaked the DNC’s emails. PHILADELPHIA — Bernie Sanders’ most ardent supporters couldn’t care less about Vladimir Putin’s alleged role in the hack of Democratic National Committee emails that suggest the primary was rigged in favor of Hillary Clinton. They’re fuming over the content of the emails, but seem unconcerned about how they were released to the public—apparently through an insidious Russian information operation to influence the American elections. The revelations in the emails are a scandal, to be sure. But the broader scandal is that...
  • ‘Shocking and Weird’: Rachel Maddow Rips Start of Bill Clinton’s DNC Speech

    07/26/2016 8:43:36 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 65 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Uh-oh: looks like I’ve had something of a mind-meld with Rachel Maddow . . . During Bill Clinton’s DNC speech tonight, I tweeted “the spectacle of Bill Clinton telling the romantic story of how he met, wooed and married Hillary is deeply creepy.” When the speech ended, Rachel Maddow, on MSNBC, called the top of the speech “shocking and weird,” describing the beginning of the speech as “controversial.” Maddow was miffed that Clinton spoke of “a girl,” “the girl” and built “her whole political story for the whole first half of the speech around her marriage to him.” View the...
  • California governor: Clinton should be worried

    07/26/2016 8:42:50 PM PDT · by Mariner · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 26th, 2016 | By Alexander Bolton
    PHILADELPHIA — California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) says the presidential election is looking “very uncertain,” and Hillary Clinton should be worried. Brown, who arrived in Philadelphia on Tuesday, said recent polls show the race between Clinton and Donald Trump, the GOP presidential nominee, is “very tight, very tight.” When asked if Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, should be nervous about her sagging numbers, Brown said, “Of course.” “You think she isn’t? It’s very uncertain at this point and very threatening,” he told The Hill. “Full alert is what I would say.” Clinton’s campaign has signaled that it is concerned...
  • Don't fight the last war

    07/26/2016 8:12:58 PM PDT · by jimmww · 7 replies
    In 2001, Arlis on FreeRepublic posted an article "Don't fight the last war" by Barry Rubin from the Jerusalem Post dated 28 Sep 2001. This is currently the only source for the article that I can find, and it's worth reviewing. Hillary Clinton in debate last year said that "We are not at war with Islam" but with radical terrorism. Unfortunately for her and for us, Islam is at war with us, and has been for 1400 years, with many pauses and hiatuses for regrouping, reconsidering, and re-arming. In the current nominating convention acclaiming her candidacy for President, there has...
  • U.S. opens door to a change in blood donation policy for gay men

    07/26/2016 8:08:34 PM PDT · by PROCON · 26 replies
    reuters ^ | July 26, 2016 | TONI CLARKE
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration opened the door on Tuesday to a change in its blood donor deferral recommendations, which currently prohibit donations from gay men for a year following their last sexual encounter in order to reduce the risk of transmitting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. In December the FDA overturned a 30-year ban on all blood donations from men who have sex with men, saying the change was based on science showing an indefinite ban was not necessary to prevent transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus. The FDA is now signaling it may go further. Gay...
  • Clinton Friend McAuliffe Says Clinton Will Flip On TPP

    07/26/2016 7:59:52 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 12 replies
    politico.com ^ | 07/26/16
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, longtime best friend to the Clintons, said Tuesday that he believes Hillary Clinton will support the TPP trade deal if elected president, with some tweaks. “I worry that if we don’t do TPP, at some point China’s going to break the rules -- but Hillary understands this,” he said in an interview after his speech on the main stage at the Democratic National Convention. “Once the election’s over, and we sit down on trade, people understand a couple things we want to fix on it but going forward we got to build a global economy.” Pressed...
  • Sanders Backers Storm Media Tent As Clinton Accepts Nomination

    07/26/2016 7:55:34 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 23 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | July 26, 2016
    Diehard supporters of Sen. Bernard Sanders stormed media tents and staged a sit-in Tuesday night minutes after Hillary Clinton officially claimed the party’s presidential nomination, injecting another round of drama into the convention and pouring cold water on claims Democrats are fully uniting behind their White House nominee. Hundreds of Sanders backers, most carrying signs backing their candidate, conducted what seemed to be a well-coordinated march from the Wells Fargo Center to the media tents just outside the arena. They said that party officials were trying to confiscate Sanders signs inside Wells Fargo
  • Disorder erupts on Philly streets outside DNC

    07/26/2016 7:55:20 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 41 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/26/16 10:18 PM EDT | DARREN SAMUELSOHN and KATIE GLUECK
    PHILADELPHIA — Protests outside of the Democratic National Convention turned chaotic and veered into violence Tuesday night in Philadelphia, with at least one fistfight breaking out... Vincent McGrath, a 56-year-old retiree and Hillary Clinton supporter, was sitting on top of a Camaro convertible holding "Blue Lives Matter" and Clinton signs. Several protesters went right up to him, middle fingers extended, and hurled insults. "Get a job," McGrath responded... A Philadelphia police officer on the scene, and one of the protesters' legal advisers, both said at least four arrests had been made by nearly 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, though the Philadelphia...
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jeff Bezos join DOD innovation board

    07/26/2016 7:49:11 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/26/2016 | Rebecca Kheel
    http://thehill.com/policy/defense/289290-jeff-bezos-neil-degrasse-tyson-join-pentagon-innovation-board July 26, 2016 - 02:15 PM EDT Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jeff Bezos join DOD innovation board By Rebecca Kheel Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson were among the big names Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Tuesday as joining the Pentagon’s recently formed Defense Innovation Advisory Board. “I've given them the very specific task of identifying innovative private sector best practices that could be of use to DOD [the Department of Defense] — not unlike our recent Hack the Pentagon pilot program, which invited hackers to help find vulnerabilities in our networks," Carter said during an...
  • Obama: 'Possible' Russia interfering in US election [ promises to... blame Trump!]

    07/26/2016 7:47:48 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 33 replies
    The DNC through The Hill ^ | July 26,2016 | DNC via The Hill
    President Obama on Tuesday raised the possibility that Russians hacked the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in order to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. “Anything's possible,” Obama said in an interview with NBC News.
  • Australia goes two years without illegal boat arrival

    07/26/2016 7:33:43 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 18 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 26th July 2016 | Daniel Meers
    AUSTRALIA has officially gone two years without people smugglers successfully bringing an ­illegal boat into the country. ..... The government’s uncompromising turnback policy has led to 28 boats being turned around, with 700 people on board, since Operation Sovereign Borders was implemented when the Coalition came to power in 2013.... nobody has died at sea during the operation. ..... It is stark contrast to the 50,000 people who arrived illegally on more than 800 boats during six years of Labor. More than 1200 people died at sea during the period.....
  • More protesters arrested as police seek to reopen Summit Avenue

    07/26/2016 7:23:26 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 11 replies
    PioneerPress.com ^ | 7/26/16 | Mara H. Gottfried
    St. Paul police arrested at least 46 people Tuesday near the Governor’s Residence on Summit Avenue in a day marked by tense standoffs and groups of protesters being driven to jail in buses. The location has been the focal point of protests for 20 days, beginning just after a St. Anthony police officer fatally shot Philando Castile in Falcon Heights the night of July 6. Police shut down Summit Avenue in front of the residence for about a week and a half and then reopened it, but protesters closed it down again Sunday night. On Tuesday morning police made an...
  • Clinton Campaign Manager: Prospect of More DNC Emails Being Released Was ‘Concerning’

    07/26/2016 7:11:20 PM PDT · by Mariner · 49 replies
    ABC via Yahoo ^ | July 26th, 2016 | Unattributed
    Hillary Clinton's campaign manager Robby Mook said on "Good Morning America" that he was concerned an "aggressive regime" like Russian President Vladimir Putin's could be trying to "infiltrate the system of the Democratic Party" and also "influence the outcome of the election." Mook was responding to a question this morning regarding the email hack from WikiLeaks that showed that several staff members of the Democratic National Committee were biased against Sen. Bernie Sanders during the campaign primary. Michael Buratowski, a cyber analyst with the firm that investigated the hack, told ABC News on Monday he's "very confident" that Russian actors...
  • Amber Tamblyn Has A Lot to Learn About Trans Women's Reproductive Rights

    07/26/2016 7:07:24 PM PDT · by kevcol · 41 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 26, 2016 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Following a 30-minute conversation on "intersectionality" and millennial feminism, a reporter asked the (DNC) panel for its thoughts on reproductive rights and women's health issues for men who ascribe to a female gender identity. Ayanna Pressley, a Boston city councilor at-large, said the issue of men who identify as women getting abortions is all about "elevated consciousness." . . When asked if trans women are "being denied their reproductive rights" Pressley was stumped. "You got me on that one." Tamblyn chimed in, arguing that the reproductive rights of trans women are at the forefront of the conversation at Planned Parenthood,...
  • The worst might be yet to come with the DNC email hack

    07/26/2016 7:06:22 PM PDT · by Mariner · 62 replies
    Business Insider via Yahoo ^ | July 26th, 2016 | Pamela Engel
    The leak of emails from the Democratic National Committee has already rocked the party's convention this week, but it might not be over quite yet. Cybersecurity experts and Democratic strategists worry that more emails could come out in what might be a slow drip of hacked messages deployed strategically throughout the election cycle for maximum impact. "Like everyone in DC, I immediately searched my name," an unidentified strategist who works with the DNC told BuzzFeed News. "I wasn't in there, which I was happy about, until I realized just how sinister this leak actually was." Russia is a prime suspect...
  • TINDER BOX IN PHILLY=> Protesters Storm DNC Media Tent – Thugs WITH BASEBALL BATS Heading Towards...

    07/26/2016 7:00:25 PM PDT · by blueyon · 136 replies
    the gateway pundt ^ | 7/26/16 | Jim Hoft
    ""TINDER BOX IN PHILLY=> Protesters Storm DNC Media Tent – Thugs WITH BASEBALL BATS Heading Towards Convention""" Protesters STORMED the DNC Media Tent Tuesday evening in Philadelphia. The entire assault was caught on video— THE BERNIE SUPPORTERS STORMED MEDIA ROW— (several screen shots of tweets) TINDER BOX IN PHILLY=> Protesters Storm DNC Media Tent – Thugs WITH BASEBALL BATS Heading Towards Convention Jim Hoft Jul 26th, 2016 8:33 pm 12 Comments Protesters STORMED the DNC Media Tent Tuesday evening in Philadelphia. The entire assault was caught on video— THE BERNIE SUPPORTERS STORMED MEDIA ROW— THE PROTESTERS TOOK OVER THE MEDIA...
  • Swarm of teenagers caught on camera stealing gas station snacks

    07/26/2016 6:57:30 PM PDT · by massmike · 44 replies
    wcvb.com ^ | 07/26/2016 | n/a
    BOSTON —About 20 teenagers mobbed a Roslindale gas station over the weekend, grabbing items from the convenience store before running out, authorities said. The group inside for about 10 seconds before they rush out again. A customer who was fueling his car presses himself up against his vehicle to avoid them. "This is the first time I've seen teenagers so young do this," Gloria Mantas said. "They were laughing. They were laughing. They thought it was fun." Video from a camera inside the shop shows the crowd raiding the ice cream cooler, candy racks and soda refrigerator.
  • Barney Frank on Justice Scalia at DNC LGBT Caucus: The Most ‘Highly Placed Militant Homophobe’…[tr]

    07/26/2016 6:55:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 26, 2016 | 4:24 PM EDT | Lauretta Brown
    Former Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) spoke at the Democratic National Convention’s LGBT Caucus meeting on Tuesday where he harshly criticized GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s promise to appoint a Supreme Court Justice like the late Antonin Scalia. “There has never been a more highly placed militant homophobe in the history of the United States,” Frank said of Scalia. “He was a bigot.” […] This is not the first time Frank has called Justice Scalia a homophobe. He most recently told Slate following Scalia’s death that he “was troubled that his homophobia never got mentioned when he died.” …
  • Black Lives Matter supporters march against Clinton: ‘Just hard to trust’

    07/26/2016 6:52:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 26, 2016 | S.A, Miller
    PHILADELPHIA — Hillary Clinton is using the Democratic National Convention to aggressively woo minority voters, whom she is relying on to put her over the top in November, and she enlisted President Obama to spearhead the effort with a keynote speech Wednesday. But the bid to reunite the coalition of black and Hispanic voters who were instrumental in Mr. Obama’s two White House wins ran into powerful headwinds Tuesday from the Black Lives Matter movement. Black protesters took to streets with calls to shut down the convention just as Mrs. Clinton received the nomination and made history as the first...
  • Clinton campaign braces for more DNC leaks

    07/26/2016 6:46:35 PM PDT · by Mariner · 25 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 26th, 2016 | By David M. Drucker
    PHILADELPHIA — The Clinton campaign is bracing for another WikiLeaks email dump. Jennifer Palmieri, the Clinton campaign's communications director told reporters she wouldn't be surprised if the rogue organization notorious for publishing hacked documents releases more emails from the trove it stole from the Democratic National Committee. Palmieri said the campaign was not concerned about any of its emails or documents being released, and downplayed the impact another dump could have on the rest of the Democratic convention that will officially nominate Clinton for president Tuesday evening in a roll call vote of delegates. "We're not concerned about our emails....
  • Moody’s Downgrades Alaska

    07/26/2016 6:43:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Alaska’s credit rating was downgraded by Moody’s Investors Services, in the midst of its multi-billion-dollar deficit. Moody’s dropped the Last Frontier’s general obligation rating from Aa1 to Aa2. The outlook remains negative, according to the bond credit rating business. This marks the 49th State’s third credit decline from leading global credit rating agencies, that includes downgrades by Standard and Poor’s Rating Services and Fitch Ratings. ... In addition, Moody’s downgraded Alaska’s lease-appropriation bonds to Aa3 from Aa2, along with its moral obligation bonds to A1 from Aa3. These two bonds are consistently ranked one to two grades lower than the...
  • 'We're in this together': Local police officers overwhelmed by donations after Dallas tragedy

    Cookies, cupcakes, handwritten notes, Gatorade and even Tang. Those are some of the ways citizens have chosen to show their support and appreciation for area law enforcement in the weeks since a sniper murdered five police officers in Dallas in the wake of the fatal officer-involved shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota. “You get to where you feel like you’re kind of on an island, and you’re all by yourself, and so the support from the community is fantastic because we’re in this together,” said Capt. Todd Enzbrenner with the Sand Springs Police Department. Since the shooting, he...
  • (Flashback From October 17, 2002) Carter, Democrats Asked Soviets to Stop Reagan

    07/26/2016 6:26:18 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 15 replies
    Newsmax.com frontpagemag.com ^ | Thursday, October 17, 2002 | frontpagemag.comnewsman
    Peter Schweizer, a Hoover Institution research fellow, has just written a new book, "Reagan's War: The Epic Story of His Forty-Year Struggle and Final Triumph Over Communism." Schweizer, after scouring once-classified KGB, East German Stasi and Soviet Communist Party files, discovered incontrovertible evidence that the Soviets not only played footsie with high-ranking Democrats, they also worked behind the scenes to influence American elections. Soviet diplomatic accounts and material from the archives show that in January 1984 former President Jimmy Carter dropped by Soviet Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin's residence for a private meeting. Carter expressed his concern about and opposition to Reagan's...
  • Ansbach bombing: MPs call for faster migrant deportations (Germany)

    07/26/2016 6:26:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 26.07.2016 | mm/kl (AFP, dpa)
    MPs say the deportation of failed asylum seekers must be sped up following the Ansbach suicide bombing. The Syrian man who detonated an explosive-packed rucksack had been refused permission to stay in Germany. Although German Chancellor Angela Merkel last year proudly declared a “welcoming culture” for refugees, Armin Schuster, the Christian Democrats homeland expert in the Bundestag, warned the country needs a “farewell culture” too. Schuster told the Stuttgarter Zeitung and the Stuttgarter Nachrichten newspapers Tuesday that Germany had failed to enforce the deportation of rejected asylum seekers. More than 200,000 failed claimants were still in the country, he said....
  • NOTHIEFSALLOWED Live Stream - ANTI-DNC PROTESTS

    07/26/2016 6:15:42 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 25 replies
    You Tube ^ | 7/26/16 | NOTHIEFSALLOWED
    VISIT US AT WWW.NOTHIEFSALLOWED.ORG FOR SAFE SPACE (LOL) MODERATED CHAT ROOM ..........Mainstream Media isn't showing you the protests by the same groups here in the USA that are out in the streets daily in countries like Canada, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Palestine, Russia, Spain, Syria, Turkey, and the Ukraine, as well as other parts of the world...........Why is the question?.......... What is it they are afraid you find out? Probably because they are all inter-connected groups wishing to destabilize their governments, many have already! ..........Propaganda & Half Truths is what you will see on the...
  • The USC Dornsife / LA Times Presidential Election "Daybreak" Poll

    07/26/2016 6:03:16 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 31 replies
    Trump ...................46.3 Hillary...................41.1
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The Where Should You Spend Your Summer Quiz - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

    07/26/2016 6:00:36 PM PDT · by LUV W · 140 replies
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  • U.S. city rolls over for radical mosque

    07/26/2016 5:54:16 PM PDT · by detective · 30 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 26 July 2016 | Leo Hohmann
    A radical mosque known for breeding terrorists has been granted special privileges by the city of Bloomington, Minnesota, which allows its members to take over a public park and treat it as their own, to the exclusion of other residents, according to complaints filed by a citizens group. The Friends of Smith Park started a petition drive and took its case to the Bloomington City Council with a formal complaint Monday night. At issue is the Dar al-Farooq mosque, which WND has previously reported has a record of turning Somali refugees into jihadists for ISIS and other terror groups.
  • Syrian refugees settled on the remote Scottish island of Bute complain they are now depressed

    It was a scheme designed to offer Syrian refugees a new life in Scotland, away from the horrors of their war-ravaged homeland. But some of the first to be given sanctuary in Rothesay eight months ago have spoken of their unhappiness on Bute, saying it is ‘full of old people’ and a place ‘where people come to die’. Argyll and Bute Council was among 16 Scottish local authorities to sign up for the initiative, with the first 100 Syrian refugees flown to the UK and on to Scotland in November last year. But Abd, who had been making trips to...
  • Obama Administration To Expand Program To Allow Central Americans To Enter U.S. As Refugees

    Obama Administration To Expand Program To Allow Central Americans To Enter U.S. As RefugeesWASHINGTON ― The Obama administration announced plans Tuesday to expand programs that allow Central Americans to come to the U.S. as refugees, acknowledging that the current system hasn’t stopped people from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras from entering the country without authorization. The policy changes, which officials said will go into effect in the next few months, will not apply to all Central Americans seeking entry into the U.S. They will, however, expand eligibility for one key program, the Central American Minors program, and provide more assistance...
  • NY Times: A Worry if Hillary Clinton Wins: What to Do With Bill (Freeper input needed)

    07/26/2016 5:31:21 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 81 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 26, 2016 | Patrick Healy
    If Hillary Clinton wins the presidency, Bill Clinton will not become a regular at cabinet meetings, his wife's advisers say. He will not be invited into the Situation Room. He will step away from his family's foundation work and may not even have an office in the West Wing, given the undesirable optics of a former president and husband looking over the shoulder of the first female commander in chief. But the steps Clinton aides are planning to shape his new life do little to address a potentially thornier problem: Historically, when Mr. Clinton does not have a job to...
  • Undercover Video Confirms Hillary’s Strategy to Ban All Firearms

    07/26/2016 5:29:59 PM PDT · by detective · 56 replies
    The New American ^ | 26 July 2016 | Bob Adelmann
    The first 57 seconds of James O’Keefe’s latest undercover video interview, of a Clinton delegate from California, confirms what many have long suspected: Hillary Clinton’s real goal of complete and total confiscation of all firearms from every American citizen is being hidden behind benign and persuasive phrases such as “common sense gun control” and “protect our families,” etc. It also reveals what happens when the “useful idiot” in the video learns that she has been exposed for what she is: a mouthpiece for the movement to disarm America and ultimately turn it into a totalitarian state. Most importantly it reveals...
  • Obama says it is possible Russia would try to sway U.S. election

    Politics | Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:51pm EDT Obama says it is possible Russia would try to sway U.S. election U.S. President Barack Obama said it was possible that Russia would try to influence the U.S. presidential election, after a leak of Democratic National Committee emails that experts have attributed to Russian hackers. "Anything is possible," Obama told NBC News in an interview broadcast on Tuesday when asked if the Russians would try to influence the Nov. 8 election. Obama said the Federal Bureau of Investigation was investigating the leak on Friday of more than 19,000 DNC emails, which showed...
  • Priest killed in France ‘was always there for others’

    Last line of article: "The mosque in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray was inaugurated in 2000, built on a plot of land that was donated by Saint-Etienne’s sister parish, Saint Theresa's."
  • New York AG refuses to comply with U.S. House subpoena on Exxon probe

    07/26/2016 5:09:33 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 17 replies
    WASHINGTON, July 26 (Reuters) - New York state's attorney general on Tuesday said his office will not comply with a subpoena issued by U.S. congressmen for details on its probe of whether Exxon Mobil misled investors on climate change risks, saying it interferes with the state's "sovereign" interests. The move by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is the latest in the escalating political and legislative fight over Exxon Mobil and investigations on whether the oil giant knowingly misled shareholders and the public on climate change. Earlier this month, the U.S. House of Representatives committee on science, space and technology...
  • New ad has Obama explaining why Hillary is the wrong choice

    07/26/2016 5:09:10 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 15 replies
    New ad has Obama explaining why Hillary is the wrong choice.
  • Alexandria [VA] police officer says she was denied service at Noodles & Company

    07/26/2016 5:08:45 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 43 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | July 26, 2016 7:55 pm | Megan Cloherty | @ClohertyWTOP
    WASHINGTON — An Alexandria police officer who says she was refused service at a local restaurant is getting an apology. Peter Feltham, with the Alexandria Committee of Police told NBC 4 an Alexandria officer went into a Noodles & Company on Duke Street for dinner Monday evening and was denied service. “While they were waiting in line, the cook from behind the counter went up to the cash register person and pointed at the police officer and said, ‘You have to take me off the line. I ain’t serving that.’ The officer realized what was happening and rather than make...
  • Bogus ‘sex offender’ labels are ruining lives

    07/26/2016 5:06:04 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | Lenore Skenazy
    What’s the most common age of sex-offenders? It’s not a trick question, but unless you follow this stuff closely you’ll almost certainly answer wrong. In fact, most people are shocked to learn that the most common age of people charged with a sex offense isn’t a creepy 39, or 51. It’s 14. That’s right. As the US Bureau of Justice reports: “The single age with the greatest number of offenders from the perspective of law enforcement was age 14.” Why so young? Because people tend to have sex with people around their own age, which means young people tend to...
  • Clarke: The DNC Theme is Compassion for Criminals

    07/26/2016 5:02:13 PM PDT · by kevcol · 16 replies
    Fox Business ^ | July 26, 2016 | Matthew Wisner
    "The theme tonight, with this group that's going to get up and speak is compassion for criminals. Every one of these individuals, nearly every one of these individuals whose mother will speak was engaged in questionable lifestyle choices. Mike Brown was a criminal who tried to disarm a law enforcement officer. Eric Garner resisted arrest, Freddie Gray resisted arrest." . . . "Here’s the question I have, where are the dads?"
  • DNC Promoting an all-male charter school? (Vanity)

    07/26/2016 5:01:41 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 5 replies
    This is the school just promoted by the DNC. It's gender segregated. Republicans support that; Dems oppose and the ACLU has gone after schools for segregating courses like math or science by gender despite evidence it helps kids. It also appears to be a charter school. Republicans support school choice and charter schools; Dems oppose. Did they screen this before promoting a Republican concept at the DNC?
  • Sanders Delegates Stage Mass Walkout, Promising to Leave Democartic[sic] Party

    07/26/2016 5:00:01 PM PDT · by thoughtomator · 99 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | 7/26/2016 | Brian X. McCrone
    Dozens of Bernie Sanders delegates walked out of their Democratic National Convention and many promised to leave the political party in protest. Vincent Venditti, a George delegate pledged to Sanders, said outside the Wells Fargo Center that he considers himself an independent effectively immediately. Vincent Venditti, a #Bernie delegate, walked out of the #DemConvention. He is leaving to protest. And he's now a IND pic.twitter.com/kjbgHBrB0f — Brian X. McCrone (@BrianXMcCrone) July 26, 2016 Their protest and subsequent exodus from the Democratic Party is in line with hundreds of protesters outside the security perimeter, who said Hillary Clinton's nomination as the...
  • Trump Jr. Hits back at Anthony Weiner on Twitter after Former Congressman Pledges to come out of ...

    07/26/2016 4:57:30 PM PDT · by Cecily · 38 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | July 26, 2016 | Clemence Michallon
    Anthony Weiner has sworn he would come back into politics if Donald Trump Jr ever ran for New York mayor - a pledge met with an acerbic tweet on Trump Jr's part. The former congressman is currently in Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention. He flew there hours after calling the elder Trump a 'xenophobic, narcissistic, racist anti-Semite' on Stephen Colbert's Late Show. Weiner ended his political career after losing his seat at the US House Of Representative and the 2013 New York mayoral election to two sexting scandals. But the former congressman, whose wife Huma Abeddin is one of...
  • Diamond & Silk: Blacks Are Leaving Obama's Plantation

    07/26/2016 4:56:03 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 7 replies
    You Tube ^ | Jul 23, 2016 | THElNFOWARRlOR
    Diamond & Silk break down their view on what's to come after the RNC and why blacks are leaving the democratic party in favor of the trump movement.
  • How Would Ted Nugent React If Hillary Clinton Used One of His Songs? We Asked Him

    07/26/2016 4:52:03 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Ultimate Classic Rock ^ | July 26, 2016 | By Matthew Wilkening
    Which of your songs would you most like to see Mr. Trump use during his campaign stops? “Stranglehold” would clinch the presidency. How would you react if Hillary Clinton used one of your songs during the Democratic National Convention? We would know the end is near.
  • Twitter blasts Bernie Sanders for interrupting ‘The Bachelorette’ (West Coast)

    07/26/2016 4:50:25 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 6 replies
    N.Y. Post ^ | 7/26/16 | Jaclyn Hendricks
    Bernie Sanders felt the bern from #BachelorNation Monday night. Fans of “The Bachelorette” blasted the Vermont senator on Twitter after his speech at the Democratic National Convention disrupted the two-hour broadcast.
  • Donald Trump: ‘We’re Going to Bring Honesty back to Government’

    07/26/2016 4:44:12 PM PDT · by PROCON · 17 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | ALEX SWOYER
    Republican nominee Donald Trump enjoyed a warmer welcome from the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) in Charlotte, North Carolina than his rival Hillary Clinton received on Monday. The New York Republican told the crowd that spending time with veterans has been the “greatest honor of this campaign.” “Our veterans are the bravest and the finest people on earth,” Trump said, as he pledged to work with the VFW if elected president. “Our most basic commitment to provide health and medical care [to veterans] has been violated completely.” “The other candidate in this race, crooked Hillary Clinton, […] has a much...
  • Trump's ban on Muslims 'common sense' says Barack Obama's BROTHER - who is a Muslim

    07/26/2016 4:43:00 PM PDT · by kevcol · 12 replies
    Express-UK ^ | July 26, 2016 | Nick Gutteridge
    But it is Malik's backing of Mr Trump's controversial proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the US to stamp out Islamist extremism that has raised the most eyebrows. He said: "I'm a Muslim, of course, but you can't have people going around just shooting people and killing people just in the name of Islam." . . . Malik was born to the same father but a different mother to his half-brother Barack and holds dual Kenyan and American citizenship. He and the US President were once close - Malik was best man at Barack’s wedding to Michelle .
  • All Berned out: VERY emotional Sanders supporters burst into tears, howl and wail at DNC

    07/26/2016 4:36:52 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 37 replies
    Bernie Sanders urged Democrats to rally behind Hillary Clinton at the party's convention yesterday as he took his final curtain call as a candidate for the presidential nomination. Sanders' speech in Philadelphia yesterday was too much to take for his most ardent fans, who were seen bursting into tears as he praised them for joining him on his 'political revolution'. Supporters of the Vermont senator bawled as they watched the man who had spent months telling them not to back Clinton backtrack and instruct them to vote for the former Secretary of State. 'Any objective observer will conclude that –...