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  • Woman tries to eat crack cocaine in front of drug agents

    08/04/2015 9:41:56 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 4 replies
    WALB via MOV ^ | 8/1/2015 | Christian McKinney
    DOUGLAS, GA (WALB) - A woman wanted for theft tried to eat and swallow crack cocaine while being arrested by officers. Agents with the Douglas-Coffee Drug Unit said Linda Blank, 48, encountered detectives on Cleveland Street near Dewey Avenue. ... As Blank was being arrested, agents discovered that she was attempting to chew up and swallow a small quantity of crack cocaine.
  • Iran Deal: White House Tweets to Vicious Jew-Hating ‘Hate Site’

    08/04/2015 9:35:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Pamela Gelles ^ | 8/4/15 | Pamela Geller
    What next? Will Obama be exchanging #ILYs with Sheik Qaradawi? The White House is ….. under siege.  Obama tweeting at Mondoweiss is a new low even for him and he’s the lowest. Obama’s tweet norms the unacceptable.This cabal, this tacit understanding of hate towards Jews, is nothing new except Obama has made it US policy. - See more at: http://pamelageller.com/2015/08/iran-deal-white-house-tweets-to-vicious-jew-hating-hate-site.html/#sthash.JUqNmGLB.dpuf What next? Will Obama be exchanging #ILYs with Sheik Qaradawi? The White House is ….. under siege.  Obama tweeting at Mondoweiss is a new low even for him and he’s the lowest. Obama’s tweet norms the unacceptable.This cabal, this...
  • FBI looking into the security of Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail setup

    08/04/2015 9:06:51 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 4, 2015 | By Carol D. Leonnig, Rosalind S. Helderman and Tom Hamburger
    The FBI has begun looking into the security of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private e-mail setup, contacting in the past week a Denver-based technology firm that helped manage the unusual system, according to two government officials. Also last week, the FBI contacted Clinton’s lawyer, David Ken­dall, with questions about the security of a thumb drive in his possession that contains copies of work e-mails Clinton sent during her time as secretary of state. The FBI’s interest in Clinton’s e-mail system comes after the intelligence community’s inspector general referred the issue to the Justice Department in July. Intelligence officials expressed concern that...
  • Rose unplugged Morning Show August 5 2015

    08/04/2015 8:48:14 PM PDT · by GregB · 2 replies
    Rose is back! Formerly the “Rose” half of the Quinn & Rose Morning Show, she is back on the air and ready for the fight! Catch her on Pittsburgh’s 1250 AM “The Answer” WPGP, from 8AM to 10AM Monday through Friday or via live stream at www.am1250theanswer.com, where you can also get the podcasts. Join us for real no-nonsense conservative talk with a passion that only Rose can deliver!
  • CRIME College Professor Accuses State Trooper of Racial Profiling —

    08/04/2015 8:31:47 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/4/15 | Liz Klimas
    Then Investigators Listened to the Dashcam Audio Minati Roychoudhuri was pulled over on Route 15 in Connecticut a few months ago and cited for an unsafe lane change. Roychoudhuri fought this infraction, saying that she was unfairly and racially profiled by the state trooper as evidenced by him asking her if she spoke English. Last week though, an internal investigation revealed this woman’s accusations were false, leading to a warrant for her arrest under a false statement charge. Roychoudhuri turned herself in on July 28. Minati Roychoudhuri was charged making a false statement after she accused a state trooper of...
  • “Witchcraft” Suspected in Savage Murder of Family in Pensacola [DHS connection]

    08/04/2015 8:28:46 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    WKRG ^ | August 4, 2015, 4:17 pm | Updated: August 4, 2015, 8:26 pm | J B Biuno
    Escambia County Deputies suspect witchcraft was a motivating factor in the savage murders of a mother and her two sons in Pensacola last week. And in the latest shocking twist, one of the victims was a “critical member” of the Department of Homeland Security. ... Richard Smith was described by Sheriff David Morgan as a “critical member” of the Department of Homeland Security. Morgan had to communicate with several national agencies to ensure his investigation didn’t pose a threat to national security. Authorities have evidence that led them to believe witchcraft was somehow involved in their deaths, saying it was...
  • SANDERS KEEPING PACE WITH CLINTON IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

    08/04/2015 8:24:39 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 9 replies
    WMUR/UNH ^ | 8/4/15 | Andrew E. Smith, Ph.D
    DURHAM, NH –Hillary Clinton remains in a statistical tie with Vermont senator Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire. Clinton and Sanders enjoy similar net favorability ratings among Democratic primary voters. These findings are based on the latest WMUR Granite State Poll,  conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center. Seven hundred and twenty-two (722) randomly selected New Hampshire adults were interviewed by landline and cellular telephone between July 22 and July 30, 2015. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.6 percent. Included were three hundred nine (309) likely 2016 Republican Primary voters (MSE = +/-5.6), two hundred seventy-six...
  • North Korea’s Private Finance: No Banks but Lots of Loans

    08/04/2015 8:08:49 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    WSJ ^ | Aug. 4, 2015 | Jeyup S. Kwaak
    North Korea’s Private Finance: No Banks but Lots of Loans Unauthorized market activity boosts incomes and leads to unregulated lending for profit By Jeyup S. Kwaak Aug. 4, 2015 3:30 p.m. ET SEOUL—For decades after North Korea’s founding in the 1950s, financial security wasn’t a major concern for its citizens. A communist system provided most daily needs, and for many years living standards outstripped those of South Korea. Then a devastating famine in the 1990s and a subsequent economic collapse crippled the public distribution system and forced citizens to fend for themselves. The semimarket economy that emerged has expanded rapidly...
  • Alan Dershowitz: 'Trump Is Going to Win Any Confrontation'

    08/04/2015 7:59:25 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 45 replies
    NewsMax.com ^ | 08/04/2015 | Greg Richter
    Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz said the the nine GOP presidential candidates who will take the debate stage Thursday with frontrunner Donald Trump will be wise not to take him on. "Donald Trump is going to win any confrontation," Dershowitz said Tuesday on "CNN Tonight." "He's a populist," Dershowitz said of Trump. "He doesn't have to worry about what he says." Republican voters love the billionaire real estate developer because he doesn't have speechwriters, and anyone who takes him on is going to lose, Dershowitz said.
  • Walmart-Sponsored Site Accuses U.S. of War Crimes, Defends North Korea

    08/04/2015 7:55:41 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 4, 2015
    Walmart-Sponsored Site Accuses U.S. of War Crimes, Defends North Korea BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff August 4, 2015 4:11 pm An explanatory news aggregation website sponsored by corporate giant Walmart has accused the United States of engaging in major war crimes against North Korea and defended the rogue nation in a recent blog post. Max Fisher, a writer for the Walmart-sponsored site Vox.com, accused America of doing “something terrible” and “evil” to North Korea in a recent blog post that also defends the DPRK’s anti-American attitudes. “The US did in fact do something terrible, even evil to North Korea, and...
  • Condescendingly Self-Important Megyn Kelly Interviews Ted Cruz – (TR) (5 min video)

    08/04/2015 7:34:19 PM PDT · by VinL · 107 replies
    Watch this video interview closely. It aired tonight on the Megyn Kelly show. Do you spot the two “tell tale” moments. [ Hint: how Kelly ended the interview of Senator Ted Cruz is a big one. ] Megyn “too-cute-by-half” Kelly has been preparing for, and refining, her debate moderator approach. This segment gives insight into what her approach will be toward Donald Trump, she can’t hide it. As previously stated: It would appear Kelly has an interest in spotlighting Trump around an inferred position of sexism. This is transparently not accidental. Kelly has a history of self-promotion by making herself...
  • Fifth Planned Parenthood Video Released -- and It Just Gets Worse

    08/04/2015 7:17:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 4, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The latest from Planned Parenthood, these videos from the group -- Center for Medical Progress -- that's made these videos. You know, every time they release videos, you think, "My God, how much worse can it get? It can't get any worse." And then each new release it gets worse. "Fifth Planned Parenthood Video Turns to Intact Fetuses." Now, the fourth video alludes to this. The fifth video gets descriptive. How about this as a pull quote: "Yeah, we had a really long day, and they're all mixed up together in a bag." Meaning the aborted fetuses. "Yeah," man,...
  • Planned Parenthood official: Dissecting aborted babies is ‘fun’

    08/04/2015 7:13:28 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 8/4/15 | Ben Johnson
    A Planned Parenthood official told undercover investigators that dissecting aborted babies to extract their organs for sale is "fun," according to a transcript made available by the Center for Medical Progress. Melissa Farrell, the director of research for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, stars in the fifth video release from CMP, which shows footage of hands sorting through the body parts of a baby who was aborted at 20 weeks. The 119-page document includes every moment of the discussions actors had with Farrell and other employees of a Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Houston in April. Farrell says at one point...
  • ICANN chief warns of potential ‘major problems’ as U.S. prepares to relinquish Web oversight

    08/04/2015 7:13:17 PM PDT · by PROCON · 4 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Aug. 4, 2015 | Andrew Blake
    A year away from a historic transition affecting the digital landscape, the head of the organization that regulates Web addresses warns that much still needs to be done to keep the Internet intact, regardless of whether the U.S. relinquishes its oversight as expected. “New mechanisms, new methods of governance, need to be created, and we are yet to figure them out,” Fadi Chehade, CEO of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, told The Washington Times in a recent interview. “If we don’t figure this out, in my opinion, in the next two to three years, we are going...
  • The Left, Not Fox News, Has Made Us All Crazy

    08/04/2015 7:10:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 4, 2015 | Mark Hemingway, senior writer, The Weekly Standard
    A new documentary, ‘How Fox News Made My Dad Crazy,’ reinforces the reality that it’s liberals who politicize everything. “I said some years ago that the genius of Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes was to have discovered a niche market in American broadcasting—half the American people,” Charles Krauthammer once observed. “The reason Fox News has thrived and grown is because it offers a vibrant and honest alternative to those who could not abide yet another day of the news delivered to them beneath layer after layer of often undisguised liberalism.” Since Fox’s creation in the mid-90s, the media has become...
  • Kentucky lawmakers push governor to terminate funding for Planned Parenthood

    08/04/2015 7:08:14 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 6 replies
    14 News - WFIE ^ | 8/4/2015 | T.J. Parker, Reporter
    OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) - After the U.S. Senate voted against a plan to stop Planned Parenthood from receiving federal funds, many lawmakers in Kentucky are now asking Governor Steve Beshear to terminate funding for Kentucky's chapter. 7th House District Representative Suzanne Miles, who serves Union and parts of Daviess and Henderson counties, is one of 44 state representatives wanting the governor to discontinue funding for Planned Parenthood, locally. Miles says the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services provided at least $331,000 to Planned Parenthood. She tells 14NEWS she and many other lawmakers are upset because she says the organization...
  • Your Host Under Siege in Norfolk, VA

    08/04/2015 7:07:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 4, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Yesterday, remember there was the story about Dan Price, who has the credit card processing company out in Seattle. Back in April, you know the drill here, he announced that he read $70,000 is the magic salary. Everybody that makes 70 grand is pretty happy, pretty productive, and so he made a decision that everybody in his company in Seattle was gonna be paid $70,000, including him. He was earning over a million. He cut his own salary down to 70 grand. New hires got 70 grand. The most experienced people there got 70 grand. The slackers got 70...
  • Walnut Creek Police: Man built guns for murder-suicide that killed college student

    08/04/2015 6:57:28 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    KRON4.com ^ | 08/04/2015 | Sharon Song
    WALNUT CREEK (KRON/BCN) — A 21-year-old Lafayette native built the firearms he used to kill a 19-year-old college woman before he turned the gun on himself at a home in Walnut Creek last month, police said Tuesday.Investigators say Scott Bertics bought gun parts through the mail and then secretly built the two firearms he used in the murder-suicide that claimed the life of Clare Orton. The shooting happened on July 21 at a home in the city’s north Homestead neighborhood. Officers arrived on scene to find the two dead dead from apparent gunshot wounds in the home where Orton was...
  • Biden must block the path to another sordid Clinton White House

    08/04/2015 6:44:46 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 08/04/2015 | R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.
    In addressing my old friend, Vice President Joe Biden, as he contemplates a run for the White House, I would ask him what he thinks of Hillary Clinton’s chances for the presidency? In fact, what does he think of her presidency in the unlikely event she is nominated and wins? Do I hear four more years of Whitewaters, Travelgates, campaign finance violations, dubious pardons, Johnny Chungs, Charlie Tries, and slutty cuties’ feet protruding from behind the curtains?Have we not had enough presentiments of her presidency in the brief months of her candidacy, and are they not sufficiently alarming? Can the...
  • FBI Looks into Security of Clinton’s Private E-Mail System

    08/04/2015 6:41:59 PM PDT · by kristinn · 30 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, August 4, 2015 | Carol D. Leonnig, Rosalind S. Helderman and Tom Hamburger
    The FBI has begun looking into the security of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private e-mail setup, contacting in the past week a Denver-based technology firm that helped manage the unusual system, according to two government officials. Also last week, the FBI contacted Clinton’s lawyer, David Ken­dall, with questions about the security of a thumb drive in his possession that contains copies of work e-mails Clinton sent during her time as secretary of state. The FBI’s interest in Clinton’s e-mail system comes after the intelligence community’s inspector general referred the issue to the Justice Department in July. Intelligence officials expressed concern that...
  • ISIS Supporter Accused of Planning Nail Bomb Attack on Florida Beach

    08/04/2015 6:41:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Breitbart National Security ^ | 8/4/15 | John Haward
    The FBI on Monday announced terrorism charges against 23-year-old Harlem Suarez of Key West, Florida, who portrayed himself online as a member of ISIS and allegedly wanted to carry out a terrorist attack on American soil.Toward this end, law enforcement says Suarez thought he was purchasing an operational backpack bomb for deployment in Florida, but it was actually a dud sold to him by FBI operatives. He was also allegedly trying to get his hands on an AK-47 rifle.According to NBC News, Suarez told informants of a plan to pack the bomb with nails, bury it on the beach, and...
  • Cecil the lion killer's $1million Florida vacation home vandalized with graffiti and pigs feet...

    08/04/2015 6:39:04 PM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/4/15 | Ashley Collman
    Angry vandals defaced the vacation home of lion killer Walter J Palmer overnight on Monday, while also littering the American dentist's driveway with pig's feet in a show of outrage over the death of a beloved lion named Cecil. Pictures taken Tuesday morning outside the 55-year-old's $1million vacation home in Marco Island, Florida show the garage door spray painted with the words 'Lion killer!' and a handful of orange pig's feet scattered across the front of the house. Palmer has been in hiding ever since he was identified last month as the big game hunter behind the cruel killing of...
  • Sources: Mexican National In Murder Case Gained Legal Residency Through Juvenile Visa

    08/04/2015 6:33:57 PM PDT · by paltz · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/4/15 | Kerry Picket
    WASHINGTON — An 18-year old Mexican national who admitted to killing a Montana couple and seriously injuring their 24-year old daughter last week may have entered the United States illegally years before he was given legal residency in May of 2013, sources tell The Daily Caller. According to The Billings Gazette, Jesus Deniz admitted to fatally shooting Jason Shane, 51, and his wife Tana Shane, 47, on an Indian reservation last Wednesday in the town of Pryor, Montana. The couple and their 24-year-old daughter Jorah Shane pulled their car over to help Deniz, when it appeared he had run out...
  • Do nothing Republicans on climate change

    08/04/2015 6:33:50 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 20 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 08/04/2015 | Eugene Robinson
    The vast majority of scientists who have devoted their professional lives to studying the Earth's climate believe human-induced warming is an urgent problem requiring bold action. Republican candidates for president insist they know better.
  • The Teen Who Exposed a Professor’s Myth [About Anti-Irish Discrimination]

    08/04/2015 6:21:28 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 55 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 8/1/2015 | Ben Collins
    The Internet has been buzzing about how discrimination against the Irish was a myth. All it took was a high schooler to prove them wrong. Rebecca Fried had no intention of preserving the record of a persecuted people whose strife was ready to be permanently written off in the eyes of history as exaggerated, imagined, or even invented. That's because Rebecca was too busy trying to get through the 8th grade. In 2002, University of Illinois-Chicago history professor Richard J. Jensen printed “No Irish Need Apply: A Myth of Victimization.” His abstract begins: “Irish Catholics in America have a vibrant...
  • "Abominable Evil": An African Perpective on Planned Parenthood

    08/04/2015 6:18:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Aleteia ^ | 8/4/15 | Obianuju Ekeocha
    Don't get me wrong, I am proud of my cultural heritage which is indeed multi-faceted, rich and profound in many ways, but deep within the traditional practices of my ancestors were some really dark patches that hearing about them even at the tender age of 10 , I could classify these particular practices as primitive, inhumane, incompatible with civilized society. Thankfully, for almost a century now, there has been a new era ushered in with the heralds of the Gospel. For while the beautiful bulk of our cultural heritage has been preserved, my country (Nigeria) has worked hard to eradicate...
  • BREAKING=> SHOTS FIRED at Two Soldiers at Camp Shelby – From Civilian Vehicles!

    08/04/2015 6:15:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/4/15 | Jim Hoft
    Shots were fired today at two soldier at Camp Shelby in Mississippi. The shots were fired from civilian vehicles. Officials are searching for a two-door Ford Ranger with “broken arrow” written across the top. WAPT reported: Soldiers at Camp Shelby reported that shots were fired Tuesday near the training post. The soldiers told their commanders that the shots were fired about 11:45 a.m. along Peret Tower Road, which is not located on the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center property, Lt. Col. Christian Patterson said in a news release. No injuries were reported and the incident was reported to the...
  • Donald Trump on Morning Joe August 4, 2015 (Dominates the MSNBC Panel)

    08/04/2015 6:13:28 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    This is a great interview. Watch how Trump just dominates the Morning Joe panel. It's refreshing compared to politically correct politicians that try to play nice with the Leftist in the media
  • Ingathering of Exiles to Israel Heralds End of Days [Jeremiah 31]

    08/04/2015 6:09:31 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 2 replies
    Breaking Israel News Latest News Biblical Perspective ^ | August 4, 2015 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    A walk around the streets of Jerusalem can be an eye-opening experience. Jews come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. After 2,000 years of Diaspora, Jews are returning from literally every corner of the globe, bringing with them a genetic, historical, and cultural diversity that is unparalleled by any other nation, except perhaps the United States. The ingathering of the exiles is yet another part of the process of redemption, as promised in Deuteronomy, and in many places in the Prophets (Jeremiah 29:14; Ezekiel 11:17; Isaiah 56:8; Psalms 106:47). Immigration to Israel is called aliyah, literally translated as “rising up”....
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What Kind Of Adventure Do You Crave Quiz - Wednesday, August 5,2015

    08/04/2015 6:00:04 PM PDT · by LUV W · 69 replies
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  • Slate Makes Great Case in Favor of Right to Bear Arms

    08/04/2015 5:57:34 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 4, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    An online magazine has made a terrific case in favor of the right to bear arms. Was it an NRA publication? Nope. Perhaps one of the conservative magazines such as National Review or American Spectator? Nope. The magazine was actually Slate. Slate? Yes, liberal Slate magazine has published an article making one of the strongest cases in favor of the right of citizens to bear arms that I have seen in a long time.The strong defense of the Second Amendment came in a speculative Slate article about what would have happened if Germany had attempted to invade the United States...
  • Red Flags Of Corruption Over Huntington Park (California)

    08/04/2015 5:57:20 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Investors.com ^ | August 4, 2015 | IBD Editorial
    Rule Of Law: Two aliens have been appointed city commissioners in California, an unprecedented institutionalization of illegal immigration. But contrary to reports, the public's mad and red flags of corruption are up. In a page-one headline, the Los Angeles Times hailed the appointment of illegal immigrants to two Huntington Park, Calif., civic commissions as a milestone that "charts a bold path for immigrants." It was booster journalism at its worst, gushing about illegals gaining participatory "rights" in U.S. public life that had supposedly been unjustly denied them. It also stood in stark contrast with the multiple local press reports —...
  • SB 350 — proposes 50-percent fuel cuts for Californians!

    08/04/2015 5:44:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Contra Costa Bee ^ | July 27, 2015
    Take notice if you drive to and from work each day in California. SB 350, known as the California Gas Restriction Act of 2015, (de León) requires a 50% reduction in petroleum, 50% increase in renewables for electricity generation, and a 50% increase in the energy efficiency of buildings by 2030. SB 350 will also grant the Air Resources Board significant authority to adopt regulations that will result in a 50% reduction in petroleum use in cars and trucks by 2030. In short, unelected regulators will be able to limit how far you can drive, ration gas, increase costs, and...
  • Here we go: Senate Dems falling into line to support Obama’s disastrous Iran deal

    08/04/2015 5:41:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/04/2015 | AllahPundit
    Honestly, I’d much prefer a pure party-line vote in which the GOP’s bid to block the deal goes down in flames rather than some excruciating Senate kabuki where they almost — but not quite — get enough Democratic votes to reach a two-thirds majority. If Chuck Schumer’s going to let his caucus force America to swallow this sh*t sandwich because it would be too embarrassing for poor Barack if they joined Republicans in stopping it, he should have the balls to vote with them. Instead we’re almost certainly going to be treated to a Democratic version of “failure theater,”...
  • Liberal defenders of the poor still fascinated with Scott Walker’s credit card debt

    08/04/2015 5:38:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/04/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    I suppose Scott Walker is still polling a little too well for the comfort level of liberal commentators. If that weren’t the case, one wonders if they would still be so obsessed with the financial situation of one of the least wealthy candidates for the presidency. But since this tired story is being whipped up for another lap around the campaign track, let’s check in on the latest financial burdens being discussed around the kitchen table in the Walker household. (National Journal) Gov. Scott Walker has two credit-card debts of more than $10,000 apiece on separate cards and is...
  • Jeb Bush says he 'misspoke' about women’s health being overfunded

    08/04/2015 5:28:21 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/4/15 | Rebecca Shabad
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says he “misspoke” on Tuesday when he questioned the level of federal funding for women’s health services. “With regards to women’s health funding broadly, I misspoke, as there are countless community health centers, rural clinics, and other women’s health organizations that need to be fully funded. They provide critical services to all, but particularly low-income women who don’t have the access they need,” Bush said in a statement released by his campaign. Bush quickly came under fire on social media for his initial remarks about women’s health funding, with Hillary Clinton calling them “absolutely, unequivocally...
  • 92-year-old registers to vote for first time, says will vote for Trump

    08/04/2015 5:23:46 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 56 replies
    www.local8now.com ^ | July 9, 2015 | Kelsey Leryer
    KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) - In the story that is Beada Corum's life, she knows most of it has already been written. "It's a history book," says Corum. "I raised eight children: four boys and four girls." At 92-years-old, she should be slowing down. But, don't tell her that. "I'm busy all of the time," she says. Corum still makes her daily checklists and crosses them off as she goes. But last week, she crossed off something decades in the making. This 92-year-old citizen registered to vote for the very first time. "We got a good country but it's going...
  • Erick Erickson interviews Sen. Ted Cruz

    08/04/2015 5:21:37 PM PDT · by iowamark · 7 replies
    Soundcloud.com ^ | 8/4/2015
    Ted Cruz is going to join me on my radio show today at 6:09pm ET. We’ll discuss the Planned Parenthood news, the fight against politics as usual, and what Cruz calls the “Washington Cartel.”
  • TRUMP OUTWITS GAWKER: TURNS CELL PHONE NUMBER INTO FREE CAMPAIGN AD

    08/04/2015 5:21:33 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/03/2015 | JOHN NOLTE
    --snip-- By Tuesday, Trump had turned the voice mail on the cell phone into a “Make America Great” campaign commercial. Everyone who calls the number, thanks to Gawker’s free advertising, will hear a pro-Trump campaign spiel. Better still, the publicity this deft move created has resulted in the recorded ad receiving all kinds of free airtime on the cable networks. You can listen for yourself at 917-756-8000.
  • Montgomery boxes Confederate statue to protect it from vandalism

    08/04/2015 5:07:41 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/03/2015 | Bill Turque
    Montgomery County has erected a wooden box around a Confederate monument recently spray-painted with the words “Black Lives Matter,” in hopes of shielding the statue from further vandalism as officials seek to move it out of downtown Rockville. County workers put up the barrier Friday, about a week after the words appeared across the base of the 102-year-old bronze statue of a Confederate soldier
  • 2054 [news of the future]

    08/04/2015 4:59:01 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/4/15 | Carl Eric Scott
    The news of tomorrow: “Some time this March the 100 millionth abortion in the United States since the Roe v. Wade decision was performed, assuming the so-called O’Bannon model used by the National Right to Life Council to determine the number of abortions is correct.” The news of today: we see a Planned Parenthood worker having a laugh about the day’s catch of aborted fetuses being “all mixed-up together in a bag.” (Around the 10 minute mark of the video David French linked here—and warning: if you go a bit further into the video, the contents of that bag get...
  • No Military Site Inspections?

    08/04/2015 4:54:46 PM PDT · by yoe · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 3, 2015 | Editor
    President Obama says his nuclear deal with Iran depends on verification, not trust. But what if Iran has a very different interpretation of what verification entails than does Mr. Obama? Take Ali Akar Velayati, a top adviser to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, who appeared on Al-Jazeera on July 31 and was asked about U.N. inspections of Iran’s military sites. Here’s how he replied, according to the Memri translation service: “Regardless of how the P5+1 countries interpret the nuclear agreement, their entry into our military sites is absolutely forbidden. The entry of any foreigner, including IAEA inspectors or any other inspector,...
  • Heritage Action CEO: Conservatives 'sick' of the GOP [The GOP-E, at least]

    08/04/2015 4:52:57 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/2/15 | Mark Hensch
    The chief executive of the Heritage Action for America super-PAC said on Sunday that conservative voters are weary of the Republican political establishment. Michael Needham argued that the GOP is alienating its base by ignoring its concerns. “Most Republican voters hate their party, and that’s what needs to be addressed,” Needham told host Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.” “People are sick of this,” he said of the political process. “It’s a game.” Needham charged that GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump is gaining traction with Americans because he is a political outsider. Trump’s freedom from Republican leadership, he added, is...
  • Drone drops drugs in Ohio prison yard, sparking fight

    08/04/2015 4:51:20 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 8/04/15
    MANSFIELD, Ohio — A drone dropped a package of drugs into a prison yard while inmates were outside, sparking a fight, prison officials said. The package was dropped July 29 at the Mansfield Correctional Institution, about 65 miles southwest of Cleveland. It contained almost a quarter of an ounce of heroin, over 2 ounces of marijuana and more than 5 ounces of tobacco, JoEllen Smith, a spokeswoman for the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, told the Mansfield News Journal (http://ohne.ws/1IDHjVN ). Smith said there have been other instances of drones breaching security and the agency is taking steps to increase...
  • Sheriff: 2 men fire at soldiers in Mississippi; none hurt

    08/04/2015 4:50:56 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 3 replies
    AP ^ | August 4, 2015 | AP
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) -- Authorities are searching for two men who fired gunshots from a vehicle at soldiers at a military facility in Mississippi, although no one was reported wounded, a sheriff said Tuesday. Perry County Sheriff Jimmy Dale Smith told WDAM-TV ( http://bit.ly/1UlrHi6 ) that the soldiers were training at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center near Hattiesburg.
  • (Prime Minister) Sir Edward Heath Child Abuse Claims: 4 Police Forces Have Received Allegations

    08/04/2015 4:41:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Mirror ^ | 8/4 | Mikey Smith
    Detectives in London, Kent, Jersey and Wiltshire have received allegations of child abuse linked to the former Prime MinisterFour police forces now say they have received sex abuse allegations linked to Sir Edward Heath. The former Prime Minister has now been named in connection with inquiries carried out by detectives in London, Kent and Jersey. The dramatic revelations follow Wiltshire Police's appeal on Monday for potential victims and witnesses to come forward after the late politician became the most high-profile figure embroiled in historical child sex claims. It comes hours after the Mirror detailed claims that a 12-year-old boy...
  • The Trump Effect

    08/04/2015 4:39:09 PM PDT · by Talisker · 32 replies
    Today something very interesting happened, something that made me go hmm... and then burst out laughing. I’ve decided to call it “The Trump Effect." In a nutshell, on the show “The View,” Kelly Osbourne said: “If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet Donald Trump?” And then the rest of the feminists on the show tried to cover up her faux pas, followed by Ms. Osbourne doing the typical after-show liberal weeping mea culpa crap, and then everyone just "forgetting" it ever happened. And, of course, everything on TV is...
  • Look out, Trump. Bush and Christie vow to double economic growth

    08/04/2015 4:38:10 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 21 replies
    wlky.com ^ | 8/4/2015 | Heather Long
    Donald Trump vows to "make America great again." His rivals on the Republican ticket Jeb Bush and Chris Christie have gone even further and claim they can grow the U.S. economy by 4% a year. Expect that figure to pop up again at the first Republican debate on Thursday. On the face of it, 4% might not seem that outlandish. But it's actually a huge number. The country would need a turbocharge to rev up to that level. To find a period when the U.S. routinely grew at that pace you have to as far back as the 1950s and...
  • The media's 5 stages of grief over Donald Trump

    08/04/2015 4:28:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Vox ^ | August 4, 2015 | Ezra Klein
    A new Bloomberg poll shows Donald Trump dominating the GOP field with 21 percent of the vote — more than twice what Jeb Bush is pulling in, and 21 times Bobby Jindal's support. Poor Bobby Jindal. The crosstabs aren't online, but Bloomberg's Joshua Green has them, and he's been tweeting out some of the findings. The main takeaway? Trump's support is growing among all factions of the Republican Party. The idea that his supporters are a single kind of Republican — an angry, but marginalized, group — increasingly seems wrong. (TWEETS-AT-LINK)Media coverage of Trump's campaign has been going through something...
  • Judge cited Paxton’s ‘high profile’ case as reason to discard towel for mugshot

    08/04/2015 4:26:26 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 13 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 8/3/15 | Julieta Chiquillo
    Update at 2:50 p.m. Tuesday: A judge cited “the high profile nature” of Attorney General Ken Paxton’s criminal case and his right to a fair trial as reasons to allow him to be photographed without a towel covering his clothes after his arrest, which is policy in Collin County. Paxton faces three felony charges regarding securities violations. District Judge George Gallagher of Tarrant County, who is presiding over Paxton’s case, issued a written order Monday asking Collin County Sheriff Terry Box to not use a towel for Paxton’s jail booking photo. A spokesman with the Collin County Sheriff’s Office had...