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  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,October 23,2014

    10/23/2014 2:54:52 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | October 23, 2014 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and Tyranny Welcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • First case of Ebola confirmed in Mali: health minister

    10/23/2014 2:54:25 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 2 replies
    Roto-Reuters ^ | 10/23/2014
    BAMAKO (Reuters) - Mali said on Thursday it had detected its first confirmed case of Ebola, making it the sixth West African country to be touched by the worst outbreak on record of the deadly hemorrhagic fever. Health Minister Ousmane Kone told state television that the patient in the western region of Kayes was a two-year-old girl who had recently arrived from neighboring Guinea, where the outbreak began.
  • The Shah's Son emerges

    10/23/2014 2:53:11 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 1 replies
    FSM ^ | 10/23/14 | Slater Bakhtavar
    More in keeping with his father's views, Reza is generally sympathetic towards the United States - with whom relations were cordial before the fall of the Shah - and while he loves his country and intends for it to be a puppet state to no one, he does personally agree with many American political values. This is only natural given his democratic views, as the population of his country boasts a majority of Persian youth under the age of 30, with progressive views more in line with modern Western ideals than those espoused by the older, Arabic populations of the...
  • Who Are the 5 Pastors in the Houston Sermon Subpoena Scandal? Here are their names and background

    10/23/2014 2:48:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/23/2014 | Samuel Smith
    Although much has been reported regarding the ethics and legality behind the city of Houston's subpoena of five Houston-area pastors that had asked them to turn over all of their sermons that address homosexuality, gender identity, and the city's first openly-lesbian mayor, little attention has been given to who those five pastors actually are and the ministries they operate.Although those five pastors, Steve Riggle, David Welch, Hernan Castaño, Khanh Huynh and Magda Hermida, were not technically parties of the lawsuit against the city's new equal rights ordinance that sparked the need for the subpoenas, they all participated in the coalition...
  • N. Carolina Judge Resigns So He Won't Have To Conduct Gay Marriages, Thinks Others Will Do The Same

    10/23/2014 2:38:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/23/2014 | Samuel Smith
    A North Carolina county judge resigned on Monday because he did not want to violate his Christian faith and perform same-sex marriages, which are now permitted under the state's law. With the news that North Carolina's same-sex marriage ban was struck down by a federal judge on Oct. 10, Judge Gilbert Breedlove, a 57-year-old magistrate in Swain County and also an ordained minister, could not, in good faith, be forced to conduct same-sex courthouse weddings when his Christian belief tells him that a marriage is only between a man and a woman. "It was my only option," Breedlove told Citizen-Times....
  • 'Calibration error’ changes GOP votes to Dem in Illinois

    10/23/2014 2:31:14 PM PDT · by Patriot777 · 16 replies
    LiveLeak, Watchdog.org ^ | unknown (very recent) | unknown
    CHICAGO — Early voting in Illinois got off to a rocky start Monday, as votes being cast for Republican candidates were transformed into votes for Democrats. Republican state representative candidate Jim Moynihan went to vote Monday at the Schaumburg Public Library. “I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” Moynihan said. “You could imagine my surprise as the same thing happened with a number of races when I tried to vote for a Republican and the machine registered a vote for a Democrat.” The conservative website Illinois Review reported that “While...
  • Justice Department condemns Ferguson leaks as effort to sway opinion

    10/23/2014 2:28:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/23/2014 | By MATT PEARCE
    With a grand jury decision looming on whether a white police officer should face charges in the killing of an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Mo., the investigation has sprung a few leaks. New details from the inquiry into Michael Brown’s Aug. 9 death — all provided by unidentified sources and which seem to support Officer Darren Wilson’s story of what happened that day — have emerged in St. Louis and national news outlets in recent days. The U.S. Department of Justice condemned the leaks Wednesday as “irresponsible and highly troubling” and said, “There seems to be an inappropriate effort...
  • Palin Endorses Independent-Democratic Ticket for Alaska Governor Against GOP Successor

    10/23/2014 2:26:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    National Journal ^ | 10/23/2014 | KARYN BRUGGEMAN
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin spent the early part of the 2014 midterms traveling the country endorsing conservative candidates in Republican primary races, hoping to leave her mark on the future of the GOP. But on Wednesday, Palin rebuked her Republican successor in her home state, endorsing independent gubernatorial candidate Bill Walker, who is running on a "unity ticket" with Democratic running mate Byron Mallott, instead. Palin's endorsement goes against her former lieutenant governor, Gov. Sean Parnell, who assumed office in 2009 when Palin abruptly resigned and is embroiled in a highly contested race for reelection to a second full...
  • Germany: Holy War Erupts in Hamburg

    10/23/2014 2:24:10 PM PDT · by Bringbackthedraft · 14 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | October 15, 2014 | Soeren Kern
    Parts of downtown Hamburg, the second-largest city in Germany, resembled a war zone after hundreds of supporters of the jihadist group Islamic State [IS] engaged in bloody street clashes with ethnic Kurds. The violence—which police say was as ferocious as anything seen in Germany in recent memory—is fueling a sense of foreboding about the spillover effects of the fighting in Syria and Iraq. Some analysts believe that rival Muslim groups in Germany are deliberately exploiting the ethnic and religious tensions in the Middle East to stir up trouble on the streets of Europe.
  • Obama Claims Executive Privilege Over 15,000 Fast and Furious Docs

    10/23/2014 2:22:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 10/23/2014 | BY: CJ Ciaramella
    The Obama administration is claiming executive privilege over more than 15,000 documents related to Operation Fast and Furious, including correspondence between Attorney General Eric Holder and his wife, according to records received Wednesday night by the watchdog group Judicial Watch. Last month, a federal judge ordered the Justice Department to release to Judicial Watch the list of documents, known as a “Vaughn index,” that it is withholding from the public, calling its requests for further delays “unconvincing.” The 1,307-page Vaughn index lists 15,662 documents related to Operation Fast and Furious that the Obama administration is asserting executive privilege over—the first...
  • ICE released some illegals charged with violent crimes — after telling Americans they hadn’t

    10/23/2014 2:20:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/23/2014 | AllahPundit
    Via Guy Benson, the key point is the lying, not the fact that they’re putting dangerous people who have no right to be here back onto America’s streets.After all, they do that all the time. The new records, including spreadsheets and hundreds of pages of e-mails, offer the most detailed information yet about the people ICE freed as it prepared for steep, across-the-government spending cuts in February 2013. They show that although two-thirds of the people who were freed had no criminal records, several had been arrested or convicted on charges more severe than the administration had disclosed…A spreadsheet...
  • Police repeatedly mistake Pennsylvania man for suspected cop killer Eric Frein

    10/23/2014 2:16:28 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 23,2014
    Friends and strangers are rallying to help a man whom police have repeatedly mistaken for Eric Frein James Tully, who doesn't own a car and who walks 5 miles to work every day, has been mistaken for Frein more than 20 times by heavily-armed law enforcement scouring the Pocono mountain region for Frein, On at least one occasion, Tully, 39, claims he was forced to the ground and had a rifle pointed at his head by an officer as he walked to his job along a heavily wooded road near where Frein is believed to be hiding, according to the...
  • Easter Island's Ancient Inhabitants Weren't So Lonely After All

    10/23/2014 2:15:04 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies
    BI - Reuters ^ | 10-23-2014 | Will Dunham, Reuters
    Will Dunham October 23, 2014 They lived on a remote dot of land in the middle of the Pacific, 2,300 miles (3,700 km) west of South America and 1,100 miles (1,770 km) from the closest island, erecting huge stone figures that still stare enigmatically from the hillsides. But the ancient Polynesian people who populated Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, were not as isolated as long believed. Scientists who conducted a genetic study, published on Thursday in the journal Current Biology, found these ancient people had significant contact with Native American populations hundreds of years before the first Westerners reached the...
  • Transgender Soldiers Meet in DC, Want Ban on Military Service Struck Down

    10/23/2014 2:09:55 PM PDT · by PROCON · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct. 23, 2014 | Austin Ruse
    Transgender military personnel from a number of American allied countries met in Washington, D.C. this week to discuss what they say are the benefits of allowing open transgenders in active military service. Organized by the American Civil Liberties Union, the conference met in the nation’s Capitol to continue pressure on the Pentagon to allow open transgenders to serve in the U.S. military. Advocates and many in the medical and scientific field believe that people are not born with a specific gender but are assigned one at birth, but that assignment may not match up to the person’s “gender identity” such...
  • GOVERNMENT DOES NOTHING AS WELL OR ECONOMICALLY AS THE PRIVATE SECTOR

    10/23/2014 2:09:01 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 23, 2014 | by ASHLEY PRATTE
    Next Monday, October 27 marks the 50th anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s iconic “Time For Choosing” speech. It was a speech that sparked the modern Conservative Movement, ignited a fire in the hearts of conservatives, and launched Ronald Reagan’s public policy career. This week as part of a year-long “Time for Choosing: The Next Generation” initiative, Young America’s Foundation is releasing a series of videos in conjunction with the anniversary of this significant speech. The fourth video focuses on the private sector. Ronald Reagan understood the evils of communism and socialist policies. He knew by diminishing the role of the private...
  • Sudbury, MA Democrat Town Committee Discusses Repeal of Second Amendment

    10/23/2014 2:05:57 PM PDT · by Ender Wiggin · 46 replies
    Sudbury Democrat Town Commitee, Clark Moeller ^ | August 12, 2014 | Clark Moeller
    In June, SDTC discussed "solving the gun problem" by repealing the Second Amendment. Mr. Moeller had written a paper on the topic. They voted to put it online, linked above. From their online minutes: "Clark Moeller on repeal of the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution defining gun ownership: Mr. Moeller submitted a 48 page document he prepared with title, “The Second Amendment Is the Problem”, which defines the problems associated in the U.S. with gun ownership and their history. It develops arguments for repeal of the Second Amendment as the only plausible route out of the dilemma of gun...
  • The Age of Spam

    10/23/2014 1:58:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23 | Paul Greenberg
    Consider this an object lesson and fair warning for all those other states that are trying to what they can to improve education or even cut through the bureaucracy that seems to cover it everywhere -- like kudzu. Here in Arkansas, our never-give-up reformers came up with a simple way to let parents, teachers, schools boards, taxpayers and anybody else who's interested -- and we all should be -- know how good a job their neighborhood school is doing. That's right -- the school where little Johnny or Judy goes. Just give each school a grade, the kind you might...
  • Michelle Obama Flubs Again: Gets Dem Candidate Bio Wrong

    10/23/2014 1:44:32 PM PDT · by lbryce · 36 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | October 23, 2014 | Michael Warren
    First Lady Michelle Obama incorrectly referred to Democratic senator Mark Udall as a "fifth-generation Coloradan" while at a campaign stop Thursday. Udall, who is running for reelection, was born in Tucson, Arizona, and is the son of the former Arizona congressman and presidential candidate Morris Udall. Watch the video below: YouTube:Michelle Obama Flubs Again: Gets Dem Candidate Bio Wrong
  • Doctor who treated Ebola patients in Guinea put into isolation at Bellevue Hospital

    10/23/2014 1:41:33 PM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 41 replies
    Daily News ^ | 10/23/14 | staff
    The 33-year-old identified as Dr. Craig Spencer recently returned from West Africa after working with Doctors Without Borders. The Harlem resident was rushed to the hospital Thursday with symptoms of the deadly disease, and reports that he had been bowling Wednesday in Williamsburg are under investigation.
  • Doctor who treated Ebola patients in Guinea rushed to Bellevue Hospital with fever [NYC]

    10/23/2014 1:18:21 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    www.nydailynews.com ^ | 10/23/2014 | BY Rocco Parascandola , Corky Siemaszko
    Ebola may have come to Harlem. A 33-year-old doctor who recently returned from the disease-wracked West African country of Guinea was rushed Thursday to Bellevue Hospital with symptoms of the deadly disease. Preliminary results of tests done on the doctor, identified by sources as Craig Spencer, are expected later Thursday, the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said in a statement. Spencer, who was one of the medics working in Guinea with Doctors Without Borders, had been back for 10 days and quarantined himself after developing nausea and a high fever, sources said.
  • BREAKING: Judicial Watch Obtains List of Fast and Furious Documents ..

    10/23/2014 1:12:18 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 22 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Oct. 23, 2014 | Kattie Pavlich
    Late last night the Department of Justice complied with a court order and turned over a list to government watchdog Judicial Watch , known as a Vaughn Index, of Fast and Furious documents being held from Congress and the American people under President Obama's assertion of executive privilege. Not surprisingly, DOJ failed to fully comply with the requirements of providing a Vaughn Index. The Vaughn index explains 15,662 documents. Typically, a Vaughn index must: (1) identify each record withheld; (2) state the statutory exemption claimed; and (3) explain how disclosure would damage the interests protected by the claimed exemption. The...
  • Football Coach Fired Because Eating Watermelon Is Racist

    10/23/2014 1:10:47 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 98 replies
    National Review ^ | October 23, 2014 | Katherine Timpf
    OCTOBER 22, 2014 Football Coach Fired Because Eating Watermelon Is Racist Parents from other schools felt smashing a watermelon and eating it after games was inappropriate. By Katherine Timpf A winning high-school football coach was fired after the team’s tradition of eating watermelon after games was deemed “inappropriate” and “racist.” Bud Walpole had been coaching Academic Magnet Raptors football team, and was in the middle of a very successful season, according to CBS Charlotte. A current Raptors player said the tradition began when players bought watermelons from a man who had been selling them on their route to the game....
  • NAACP:Let’s Create Confusion During the 2014 Election By Deliberately Misleading Voters

    10/23/2014 1:08:35 PM PDT · by lbryce · 15 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 23, 2014 | Staff
    Original Title: NAACP Speaker’s Alleged Remarks: Let’s Create Confusion During the Nov.2014 Election By Deliberately Misleading Voters According to a letter from a lawyer for the State of North Carolina to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), a speaker at a recent NAACP conference in North Carolina urged audience members to mislead the NAACP’s own members into believing they do not need to register to vote in advance, or that they do not need to vote at their assigned polling place. Why? The letter alleges: To create confusion and animosity during the upcoming mid-term elections in...
  • Teen Roskana Sikorski Backed by Parents She Allegedly Plotted to Kill

    10/23/2014 12:58:30 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 10 replies
    NBCNews ^ | October 23, 2014 | TRACY CONNOR
    Teen Roskana Sikorski Backed by Parents She Allegedly Plotted to Kill BY TRACY CONNOR A Michigan couple is standing by their adopted 15-year-old daughter after she allegedly conspired with her older boyfriend to kill them and stabbed her kid brother. Prosecutors have charged Roksana Sikorski as an adult for the Oct. 17 attack, but her parents say she suffers from mental illness and was under the sway of 23-year-old Michael Rivera. "I think she just thought this guy loved her and she wanted to do whatever he told her, and she was very vulnerable and she has a mental disorder...
  • Islamic State Militants Now World's Richest

    10/23/2014 12:53:29 PM PDT · by lbryce · 21 replies
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | October 23, 2014 | Staff
    The Islamic State has become the world's wealthiest terror group, generating tens of millions of dollars a month from black market oil sales, ransoms and extortion, officials said Thursday. It earns $1 million a day alone by selling crude oil from fields captured when the group swept across Iraq and Syria earlier this year, said David Cohen, Treasury undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence. Because the group, also known as ISIL, has "amassed wealth at an unprecedented pace" from different sources than most terror groups, it presents a particular challenge to the US and its allies working to choke off...
  • Ted Cruz: Attacks in Ottawa, Jerusalem ‘stark reminders’ radical Islam not confined to Middle East

    10/23/2014 12:53:08 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, October 23, 2014 | David Sherfinski
    Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, said the attack in Canada and a separate hit-and-run attack in Jerusalem Wednesday are reminders that “radical Islamic terrorism” is not confined to the Middle East and likened the shooting death of a soldier in Ottawa to the 2009 attack at Fort Hood, Texas.“Our great and good friends in Canada and Israel were targeted because both countries share the same core principles of tolerance and freedom that we in America hold so dear — and which are hated by the vicious terrorists whose ultimate goal is to destroy us all,” said Mr. Cruz, a possible...
  • Udall: We will shock the pundits (Through voter fraud)

    10/23/2014 12:50:31 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 22, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    DENVER — Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) and his allies have a clear message for political handicappers and pollsters: You’re wrong. The incumbent and his supporters insist they will shock the pundits on Election Day, even though Udall hasn’t had the lead in a single public poll in more than a month and is facing a rising GOP star in Rep. Cory Gardner. Two new surveys released Tuesday gave Gardner a narrow lead, underscoring Democratic fears that the race for the Senate majority could be lost in a state that voted for Barack Obama twice. Udall’s campaign scoffs at suggestions that...
  • Decorated soldier from 'Black Hawk Down' battle in Somalia dies at 52

    10/23/2014 12:33:25 PM PDT · by twister881 · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/23/2014 | FoxNews.com
    <p>A decorated soldier who participated in the Somalia battle immortalized by Hollywood blockbuster “Black Hawk Down” was reportedly found dead in his Georgia home earlier this month.</p> <p>Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Gallagher, 52, died of natural causes as a result of a heart condition, the Army Times reports.</p>
  • Gawker: It’s Cool to Punish OTHER People for Their Words, Just Not Us

    10/23/2014 12:24:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    free beacon ^ | 10/23/14 | Sonny Bunch
    As I’ve noted elsewhere, the most amusing aspect of the whole #GamerGate phenomenon (background here and here and here) has been the angry progressive media types confusedly looking around trying to figure out how we got to a point where they would be targeted for boycotts and the like for casual comments they have made. As Varad Mehta noted, Crazy, right? They don’t quite understand the world they’ve created. They think it’s the worst thing in the whole world for Internet Tough Guys to make death and rape threats* and also that it’s cool to joke about Bristol Palin actually...
  • Russia Tones Down the Rhetoric as Its Economy Struggles

    10/23/2014 12:16:59 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 10 replies
    The Fiscal times via Yahoo.com ^ | October 23, 2014 | Rob Garver
    Russia’s leaders have continued to criticize the economic sanctions imposed by the West over their invasion of Ukraine, but the official complaints from Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov have recently taken a more-in-sorrow-than-in-anger tone. The sanctions, Lavrov and others suggest, won’t really hurt the Russian economy in the long term, but are damaging to international cooperation in general. Related Stories Moody's cuts Russia's sovereign rating by one notch to Baa2 MarketWatch Russia warns of ‘prolonged’ period of cold relations with U.S. Fortune [$$] Russia's Debt Downgraded The Wall Street Journal Russia's Investment Grade Status Teeters On Edge Following Moody's Downgrade Forbes...
  • Andrew Klavan: Just Say No To Feminism (video)

    10/23/2014 12:15:13 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 27 replies
    truthrevolt.org ^ | 10-23-2014 | Andrew Klavan
    I’m Andrew Klavan and this is the Revolting Truth. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Hydgpgm8xw24-year-old film actress and all-around svelte cutie-pie Emma Watson recently delivered a speech to the United Nations on the subject of feminism. The speech won universal praise from all who heard it, except the Iranian ambassador who said he was disappointed because he was hoping he’d get to stone Hermione. Miss Watson’s speech launched the He-for-She campaign, during which the hot little English tomato will be calling on men to begin joining the ranks of feminists. Many men agreed immediately and could be seen outside the UN losing their senses of...
  • UKRAINE: Crimean Palaces and Wildlife Reserves become Putin's Residences by Occupation Authorities

    Crimean Palaces and Wildlife Reserves Transformed into Putin's Residences by Occupation Authorities Occupation authorities of the Crimea have decided to transfer many of famous locations of the peninsula to Administrative department of the President Vladimir Putin for free use. The Putin administration has gained control over the Yusupov palace and park complex and the Crimean Nature Reserve in Alushta, Censor.NET reports citing Novoe Vremya, as informed by TASS. The Administrative department of the President Putin will also manage residence Dubrava-2 (hunting lodge in the Crimean reserve sector), two residences in Gaspra village, and state residence Mala SosnŃ–vka from now on....
  • New Low: Rosie O'Donnell Uses Canadian Terror Attack to Push Gun Control (avert eyes)

    10/23/2014 12:13:46 PM PDT · by rktman · 57 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 10/23/2014 | Scott Whitlock
    Liberal View co-host (and 9/11 truther) Rosie O'Donnell wasted no time on Thursday in taking the shooting in Canada and spinning it into a plea for gun control in America. The comedienne cited a comment from model Chrissy Teigan. On Wednesday, Teigan tweeted, "Active shooting in Canada or as we call it in America, Wednesday." O'Donnell raved, "I thought it was brilliant."
  • Israel: Mahmoud Abbas Responsible For Jerusalem Terror Attack Murder of Baby

    10/23/2014 12:13:30 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 5 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | October 23, 2014 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel — October 23, 2014 … Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened today a security consultation with the participation of Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch, Israel Police Commissioner Insp.-Gen. Yohanan Danino, ISA Director Yoram Cohen, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat and Jerusalem District Police Commander Moshe Edri at Israel Police headquarters in Jerusalem. Prime Minister Netanyahu was briefed on last night’s vehicular terrorist attack in Jerusalem and on the disturbances that have occurred in Jerusalem in recent months. Netanyahu directed that sovereignty be asserted in all parts of Jerusalem via the stationing of additional security...
  • Obama Administration Wants High Schools to Teach Government Lesson Plans on How to Eat

    10/23/2014 12:12:55 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 58 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Oct 23, 2014 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has written four lesson plans aimed at teaching students how to eat, and is encouraging schools around the country to teach these plans to kids in high school. The lesson plans are being paired with a new online tool called “SuperTracker,” which lets students input all the food they eat all day to better track their weight and their eating habits. The tool also tracks their physical activities each day. The lesson plans, which USDA presented as a 67-page online textbook for teachers, includes certificates that can be given to students who use the SuperTracker...
  • De Blasio forms task force on immigrant healthcare

    10/23/2014 12:08:15 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 12 replies
    http://www.capitalnewyork.com ^ | October 23, 2014 | Gloria Pazmino
    Mayor Bill de Blasio is asking his health policy team to formulate a plan for how the administration can better reach immigrant communities and connect them to health care. Led by Lilliam Barrios-Paoli, the deputy mayor for health and human services, the new working group will submit a list of recommendations in the coming months, outlining a plan to better reach immigrants—both documented and undocumented—who are not eligible for traditional health care options like Medicaid and Medicare, nor insurance plans available through the Affordable Care Act.
  • Doctor who treated Ebola patients rushed to NYC hospital

    10/23/2014 12:05:53 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 121 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/23/2014 | Jamie Schram
    Dr. Craig Spencer, who returned to New York City from Africa 10 days ago, was rushed in an ambulance with a police escort from his Harlem home to Bellevue Hospital on Thursday, sources said. He was suffering from Ebola-like symptoms — a 103-degree fever and nausea, sources said. While he was in Africa, the doctor had been treating Ebola patients in Guinea, sources said.
  • Obama to Atlanta Radio Station: A Michelle Nunn Win Means We Keep the Senate and Keep Passing My

    10/23/2014 12:05:41 PM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    National review Online ^ | October 23, 2014 | Andrew Johnson
    President Obama just directly linked himself to another red-state Democrat Senate candidate. Calling in to Atlanta’s V-103 radio station on Thursday, the president said a Michelle Nunn victory in Georgia “means that Democrats keep control of the Senate” and could continue moving forward with his agenda.
  • [Video] Gabby Giffords Plots With Oregon Gun Grabbers

    10/23/2014 12:00:54 PM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    thegunfeed.com ^ | 10/23/2014 | Eric C
    [Video] Gabby Giffords Plots With Oregon Gun Grabbers
  • Texas breaks record for jobs added in 12-month span (Is California Listening?)

    10/23/2014 11:59:32 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 14 replies
    Dallas News ^ | Oct 17, 2014 | Maria Halkias
    Texas created enough jobs last month to help the state set a 12-month record. The Texas economy added 36,400 jobs in September, according to data released Friday by the Texas Workforce Commission. Over the past 12 months, employers added 413,700 jobs — the most ever recorded by the state. The unemployment rate fell to 5.2 percent in September, down from 5.3 percent in August. A year ago, the rate was 6.3 percent. “We’re having a broad -based increase in job growth in Texas, and sooner or later we’re going to have to see wage increases,” said Trinity University economist David...
  • Extraordinary moment massive US airstrike obliterated jihadis' emblem flying on hill above Kobane

    10/23/2014 11:49:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 23, 2014 | Amanda Williams
    The Islamic State's black jihadist flag has been obliterated in a devastating airstrike by American forces on a Kobane hillside controlled by the militant group. In a series of images, what appears to be a lone ISIS militant can first be seen standing by the flag on Tilsehir hill near the Turkish border - after the terrorist group seized control of the strategically important hilltop 4km west of the town. Just moments later the hillside erupts into flames as the solitary flag guard looks on - and the fighter appears to stand his ground against the ferocious power of the...
  • Nevada rancher Bundy makes campaign pitch

    10/23/2014 11:47:24 AM PDT · by redreno · 4 replies
    The Southern Nevada rancher who was criticized earlier this year for suggesting black people were better off as slaves is raising eyebrows again. Cliven Bundy appears in a campaign ad to elect an African-American man to Congress, saying he ought to be able to say what he wants without being labeled a racist. Third-party candidate Kamau Bakari appeared alongside Bundy and posted the video online last week. It’s since attracted more than 50,000 views on YouTube.
  • Super Model Chrissy Teigen Uses Canadian Parliament Shooting to Criticize Guns in US

    10/23/2014 11:46:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 90 replies
    gunssavelives.com ^ | 10/22/2014 | Dan Cannon
    Super Model Chrissy Teigen put her foot in her mouth a bit following the shooting at Canada’s Parliament this morning. The model took to Twitter to attempt to use the incident to criticize the US for its gun culture, however she basically just ended up pissing off everyone in existence.
  • Erik Prince on Blackwater verdicts: ‘A lot of politics surrounding this’ (tens of millions spent)

    10/23/2014 11:43:48 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 23 at 1:15 PM | Dan Lamothe
    The founder and former CEO of the Blackwater Worldwide security firm said Thursday that the conviction of four of his former employees for their roles in the 2007 fatal shooting of 14 unarmed Iraqis was unexpected, and raised questions whether they received a fair trial. “Well, there was certainly a lot of politics surrounding this and the fact that the federal government spent tens of millions of dollars on this, now trying it seven years after the event, and 7,000 miles from where it happened,” said Erik Prince, in a phone interview. “Certainly, it adds a lot of politics to...
  • Nevada opposes new arguments in gay rights case

    10/23/2014 11:42:45 AM PDT · by redreno · 7 replies
    Nevada will oppose an effort by opponents of same-sex marriages to get the full 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to hear arguments to ban gay marriage in the Silver State, Gov. Brian Sandoval said Wednesday. The Republican governor provided a quick answer to an appeals court call for briefs within three weeks from the state and an advocacy group that won the right to gay marriage on behalf of eight Nevada same-sex couples. Sandoval said Nevada will oppose the petition by the Coalition for the Protection of Marriage.
  • Dear FReepers: We need your continuing support to keep FR in the fight!! [FReepathon thread XXI]

    10/23/2014 11:39:04 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 63 replies
    Free Republic is here to defend our Republic and our Constitution and to continue the never-ending fight for the founding principles and our God-given Liberty. We are not going to roll over for the homosexual agenda or the Marxist/fascist ruling class who are trying to "fundamentally transform" America. No surrender, no retreat!! Hold the line!! Our God-given unalienable rights are not subject to debate, negotiation or compromise and that includes our religious freedom and the free exercise thereof!! Do not give-up your rights to free speech, free religion. Do not give up your guns. Do not give up on traditional...
  • Prosecutors: Michigan Girl Meant To Kill Family

    10/23/2014 11:36:00 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    YahooNews ^ | October 23, 2014 | COREY WILLIAMS
    Prosecutors: Michigan Girl Meant To Kill Family By COREY WILLIAMS PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 15-year-old girl accused of stabbing her younger brother as part of a plot to kill her family so that she could run off with a 23-year-old man appeared in a suburban Detroit courtroom Thursday, where a judge set her bond at $1 million. The girl, who is charged as an adult with assault with intent to murder and conspiracy to commit murder in last Friday's attack, wore a red jail jumpsuit at the hearing, which her parents attended. Michael Rivera, the man she allegedly...
  • Canada's Difficult Relationship With Long Guns

    10/23/2014 11:34:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    theatlantic.com ^ | 10/22/2014 | Adam Chandler
    ".....She also warned of a rise in the use of long guns: “There will be a proliferation of these guns," she said. "If these guns fall into the wrong hands, you get 20 dead kids like you did at Newtown."
  • Lesbian mom fighting to keep son in Las Vegas during military deployment

    The lesbian mother of a 7-year-old boy is appealing to the Nevada Supreme Court to keep her son in Las Vegas during her four-month deployment to Cuba. According to an emergency petition filed by Air Force 1st Lt. Michelle Angeles, Family Court Judge William Potter applied a double standard when he ruled the boy must live with his father in Texas until she returns. “Michelle could only infer the double standard stemmed from her being married to another woman,” according to the document. The child flew to Texas on Saturday when the high court declined to intervene on an emergency...
  • Amazon is running out of excuses for losses

    10/23/2014 11:29:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 23, 2014 | Nicole Goodkind
    Amazon.com Inc. reports quarter three earnings today and analysts are expecting a loss of $0.75 per share according to FactSet. That’s a significant jump from their loss of $0.09 per share for the same period last year. Amazon follows a “profitless prosperity” model so losses aren’t unexpected, and typically Wall Street shrugs them off. This year, however, Amazon (AMZN) has seen more than a 20% drop in value on the NASDAQ. Wall Street is becoming restless-- is it time for Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos to start focusing on the bottom line? Yahoo Finance’s Henry Blodget believes that investors are clearly...