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  • 'Ferocity' of China crackdown 'unseen in recent years' (Yet we buy, and we buy, and we buy)

    01/30/2015 2:47:14 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 1 replies
    AFP ^ | Friday January 29 2015
    The ruling Communist Party has "unleashed an extraordinary assault on basic human rights and their defenders with a ferocity unseen in recent years", the New York-based group Human Rights Watch said in its annual report. (excerpts, please see link for full article)
  • Suge Knight Suspected in Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash in Compton

    01/30/2015 2:43:49 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    KTLA-TV ^ | 1/30/15
    Rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight was considered a person-of-interest in a fatal hit-and-run crash outside a restaurant in Compton on Thursday afternoon, according to authorities. ....“It looks like he drove backward and struck the victims and then went forward and struck them again as he left,” Corina said. “It looked like it was an intentional act and would be treated as a homicide. Witnesses at the scene put Knight in a red pickup in the same neighborhood around the same time as the crash.
  • UKRAINE Debaltsve: War Clouds Darken

    01/30/2015 2:28:10 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com
    Kyiv Post ^ | Jan. 29, 2015, 11:27 p.m. | Maxim Tucker
    DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine – Trails of fire lit up the sky as rockets blazed towards their targets, bright flashes visible for miles around when they hit in the fading light. Fighting for Debaltseve’s strategic crossroads and rail junction grew ever more intense on Jan. 29, despite the declaration of a “humanitarian corridor” to allow civilians to safely flee from a city that had 25,000 residents before the war. Explosions could be heard thundering through the fields either side of the main road just minutes after a four-vehicle convoy – three coaches and one minibus packed with civilians – passed the last...
  • While Rand Paul Seeks Donors, Ron Paul Talks Secession

    01/30/2015 2:27:17 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | January 25, 2015 | David A. Fahrenthold, The Washington Post
    HOUSTON — Rand Paul wants to lead the United States. On Saturday in Texas, his father was speaking at a conference about how to leave it. “A lot of times people think secession, they paint it as an absolute negative,” said former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul. After all, Paul said, the American Revolution was a kind of secession. “You mean we should have been obedient to the king forever? So it’s all in the way you look at it.” This weekend was a crucial one for Rand Paul, the Republican senator from Kentucky and un­declared candidate for the presidency. He...
  • BSO: 6-Month Investigation Leads To Arrest Of Juvenile Gang Leader [10 Gangsters...]

    01/30/2015 2:19:43 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 1/29/15
    ....17-year-old Wisdom Williams was arrested in Hallandale Beach on outstanding warrants for burglary, aggravated assault and resistance..... ........It’s believed there are 100 members of the gang and that they are responsible for 100 burglaries. “They’re a group of kids, young adults breaking into houses stealing from us while we’re at work and school,” said BSO Lt. Steve Feeley.
  • Socialism Is Like a Nude Beach—Sounds Like a Great Idea Until You Get There

    01/30/2015 1:11:12 AM PST · by nathanbedford · 8 replies
    mauldineconomics.com ^ | JANUARY 29, 2015 | JARED DILLIAN
    Here’s a list of the parties that coalesced under the umbrella of Syriza ( new Greek regime) : Active Citizens Anticapitalist Political Group Citizens’ Association of Riga Communist Organization of Greece (KOE): Communist Platform of Syriza: Greek section of the International Marxist Tendency Democratic Social Movement (DIKKI) Ecosocialists of Greece Internationalist Workers’ Left (DEA) Movement for the United in Action Left (KEDA) New Fighter Radical Left Group Roza Radicals Red Renewing Communist Ecological Left (AKOA) Synaspismós Union of the Democratic Centre Unitary Movement And a number of independent leftist activists
  • Tulsa's Helmerich & Payne to lay off 2,000, citing weak oil market

    01/30/2015 12:19:56 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Tulsa World ^ | January 30, 2015 | Sonya Colberg and Rod Walton
    Tulsa-based drilling rig maker and operator Helmerich & Payne Inc. expects to lay off 2,000 employees companywide, it announced Thursday during a conference call. The cuts, which are already beginning, are spurred by a reduction in rig use due to falling crude oil prices, CEO John Lindsay said during the earning call with analysts. Helmerich & Payne employs about 500 in Tulsa and nearly 12,000 companywide. The overall reduction is about 17 percent of the company’s total workforce. “This is without question the worst part of the downturn,” Lindsay said. Lindsay revealed the layoffs shortly after a company earnings report...
  • ConocoPhillips tells employees to expect layoffs

    01/30/2015 12:04:47 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | January 29, 2015 | Robert Grattan
    HOUSTON — ConocoPhillips has told its employees layoffs could be on the way, as the independent producer looks to reign in spending amid lower crude prices. The layoffs and an accompanying pay freeze will supplement cost-control steps the Houston company has already taken, such as slashing its exploration and production budget, Daren Beaudo, a spokesman for ConocoPhillips, said in an emailed statement. The company did not detail how many workers would be let go or when the job cuts could take place. “As with our capital program we will be deferring, delaying or eliminating controllable costs where we can,” he...
  • Police arrest teenage 'hacker' gunman who stormed Dutch TV station (truncated)

    01/29/2015 11:46:00 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 5 replies
    dailymail.co ^ | 01/29/2015 | DAMIEN GAYLE
    Cameras rolled as armed police stormed the studio to arrest the suspect Footage of the dramatic stand-off and arrest are then broadcast on TV Gunman had earlier entered the building claiming to be a secret agent Suspect believed to be 19-year-old chemistry student from Netherlands He is not believed to be linked to Islamic extremism
  • BREAKING: Senate Approves Keystone Pipeline

    01/29/2015 11:17:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Hayride ^ | January 29, 2015 | John Binder
    The newly GOP-controlled US Senate has approved the Keystone XL Pipeline in a 62-36 vote, with three Democrats joining all 53 Republicans. However, the issue is far from over. Now the White House will be in an embroiled battle with the US Congress, as the Senate and House versions of the Keystone legislation must still be synchronized. The White House and liberal Democrats have been fighting the Keystone Pipeline for years now. Notable Democrats opposed to the energy project are Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA). Boxer told the AP that passing the Keystone Pipeline...
  • Breaking: TALIBAN Claims Responsibility for Murder of Three US Contractors in Kabul

    01/29/2015 11:12:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/29/15 | Jim Hoft
    BREAKING: TALIBAN CLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY FOR MURDER OF THREE AMERICANS AT KABUL AIRPORT On Wednesday White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz argued that the Taliban is not a terrorist group, but instead an “armed insurgency.” On Thursday White House Spokesman Josh Earnest doubled-down on the idiocy. Earnest told reporters: “They have a different classification. They have a classification that does allow us to place financial concessions against them that have succeeded in limiting their capability. They’ve been effective. And that is different than an organization like Al-Qaeda that has much broader global aspiration to carry out acts of violence and...
  • Mercedes selects AM General(South Bend) to make SUVs in the US

    01/29/2015 10:55:05 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 9 replies
    FOX ^ | 1-28-2015 | AP
    Military and commercial vehicle maker AM General will start making Mercedes-Benz SUVs this summer under a new, multi-year contract with the German automaker. AM General will make the R-Class SUV at its commercial vehicle plant in Mishawaka, Indiana. The R-Class, which comes with six or seven seats, was briefly sold in the U.S. but has been sold exclusively in China since 2013. Mercedes doesn't release sales numbers for individual models in China, but in a presentation last year the company said it sold 12,700 R-Class SUVs in 2013. Mercedes says it needs to move production of the R-Class from its...
  • Multiple news outlets reporting Pa. Treasurer Rob McCord subject of investigation

    01/29/2015 10:29:51 PM PST · by prisoner6 · 14 replies
    PennLive.com ^ | January 29, 2015 | Jan Murphy
    State Treasurer Rob McCord's unexpected announcement on Thursday of his resignation, effective Feb. 12, gave rise to speculation about what brought it about so suddenly. Then within hours after issuing a news release saying he was returning to the private sector after having achieved all of his goals as treasurer, three media outlets cited anonymous sources confirming that McCord is under federal investigation. Philadelphia TV station WPVI reported that McCord was being investigated for alleged theft of campaign and other funds. The Morning Call in Allentown subsequently confirmed that report and also reported that the probe has been going on...
  • REPORT: AL JAZEERA’S BANNED ‘ISLAMIST,’ ‘JIHAD,’ ‘TERRORIST’ FROM AIRWAVES

    01/29/2015 10:27:48 PM PST · by garjog · 9 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 29 Jan 2015 | by JORDAN SCHACHTEL
    Al Jazeera’s New York and Washington, D.C. journalists have reportedly received strict orders from Qatari management: please do not use the words “terrorist,” “militant,” “Islamist,” “jihad” and “extremist” in your reporting.
  • The slums of Davos

    01/29/2015 9:54:55 PM PST · by aquila48 · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | January 27, 2015 | Fareed Zakaria
    Video - A fake slum was built in Davos at the gathering of the ultra rich so they could experience poverty first hand during a break from their 7-star vacation.
  • Newhall Father Charged With Murder, Sexual Assault of Infant; Candlelight Vigil Held for Girl

    01/29/2015 9:42:02 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 16 replies
    ktla.com ^ | January 27, 2015 | ktla.com
    A 30-year-old Newhall man arrested on suspicion of killing his 19-day-old infant daughter also allegedly sexually assaulted her, prosecutors said in announcing charges against him Tuesday. Matthew Brendan Warner was taken into custody Saturday morning, less than 12 hours after his daughter was reported missing from home where he and his girlfriend live. After a large-scale search operation, the baby’s father provided information that led investigators to the baby’s body, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials said. Ellorah Rose Warner is shown in a photo posted to her parents' Facebook page on Jan. 22, 2015, a day before she was...
  • Plaintiffs in same-sex marriage case get $520,000 for legal fees

    01/29/2015 9:22:45 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 5 replies
    richmond.com ^ | 1-29-15 | RTD
    The state will pay the plaintiffs who successfully challenged the state’s ban on same-sex marriage $520,000 for their legal costs under a settlement the Attorney General’s Office announced Thursday. The law entitles the plaintiffs to recover their legal costs because they prevailed in the case. The plaintiffs’ claim for approximately $1.74 million in legal fees has been settled for a 70 percent reduction from their original claim, according to the Attorney General’s Office. The settlement lists four plaintiffs: Timothy B. Bostic and his partner Tony C. London and married couple Carol Schall and Mary Townley.
  • Breaking – Ebola Air Ambulance Files Flight Plan

    01/29/2015 9:18:44 PM PST · by Nancy29
    SHTFDashboard.com ^ | 01/29/2015 | Nancy Smith
    Pope Francis has not been re-inventing the Church as much as the media would like people to believe. To say this isn’t to detract from Francis’ pontificate. He has certainly been a unique pope in many respects. As the first bishop of Rome to hail from South America, he has his own personality, style, and priorities – as does every pope. And it’s not his job to re-invent the faith anyway. As the bishop of Rome, it’s his job to simply defend and preach the faith that was passed on to him. Yet time and time again, we’ve seen headlines...
  • Pueblo Planned Parenthood clinic will close

    01/29/2015 8:54:52 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    krdol.com ^ | Jan 29, 2015 | Chris Loveless,
    PUEBLO, Colo. - KRDO NewsChannel 13 has confirmed that Pueblo's only Planned Parenthood clinic will close at the end of February. The clinic is located off of Highway 50 West near Club Manor Drive. Carl Winder reports that the shopping center where the clinic is located was recently sold, and that the new owner decided not to renew Planned Parenthood's lease. Planned Parenthood said it was unable to find anywhere else in town to rent. The clinic will close for good on February 24.
  • Rep. Tim Ryan says politics aren't behind abortion switch

    01/29/2015 8:33:34 PM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    cleveland.com ^ | January 28, 2015 | Sabrina Eaton
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Niles-area Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan said in an interview Wednesday that his announcement that he now supports abortion rights was motivated by dealing with his wife's pregnancy last year, not politics. The thinking behind a column he authored in Tuesday's Akron Beacon Journal to announce his abortion switch "crystallized over the course of our own kid being born and going through that process," said Ryan, whose son, Brady, was born in June. The column explained that Ryan considered himself to be "pro-life" after being raised Catholic, but 14 years in political office gave him "a deeper understanding...
  • Sheriff Rutherford talks about his future, crime, abortion and a 'culture of death'

    01/29/2015 8:28:47 PM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    jacksonville.com ^ | Jan 22, 2015 | Derek Gilliam
    Sheriff John Rutherford touched on a wide range of topics, including a potential run for a Florida House of Representatives seat in 2016, his thoughts about abortion and the fact that he no longer believes in the death penalty, in a meeting Thursday with a group of Times-Union reporters and editors. Rutherford has been Jacksonville’s sheriff since 2003, but he’s term limited and will leave the Sheriff’s Office this summer — the place he’s worked starting in 1974. It’s a realization that’s just starting to hit home, he said. Especially as Thursday night was the last time he said he...
  • Show attendees get a shot at cheap, hard-to-find ammunition

    01/29/2015 8:26:35 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 22 replies
    tdn.com ^ | 1-29-15 | Bill Monroe
    At least 15,000 gun owners will get cheap shots at the upcoming Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show, opening Wednesday at the Portland Expo Center. That’s how many permits will be issued on a first-come basis to show attendees – exhibitors included – allowing them to buy inexpensive short “bricks” of .22 caliber long rifle ammunition. 22 rimfire ammo, the most popular recreational shooting caliber, has been in short supply for years. So short, in fact, it flies from the shelves of most sporting goods stores as fast as it is stocked, and usually for high prices. Few major sources in the...
  • Obama: ‘I’m happy to take on some of the blame’ for midterm election losses

    01/29/2015 8:25:11 PM PST · by PROCON · 13 replies
    WAPO ^ | Jan. 29, 2015 | Ed O'Keefe
    PHILADELPHIA -- President Obama urged Republicans to embrace his forthcoming budget proposal Thursday night by saying that his plan would contribute to the nation's ongoing economic recovery. The White House budget plan set for release next week is expected to cost $74 billion more in discretionary investments than is currently allowed by spending caps mandated by Congress four years ago in an attempt to reduce the federal deficit. The proposal, a 7 percent increase over levels set by what's known as "sequestration," includes $530 billion on the non-defense discretionary side, an increase of $37 billion over the spending caps; and...
  • Suge Knight Kills a Man After Running Him Over With His Car, Then Flees the Scene: Report

    01/29/2015 8:13:07 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 55 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 29, 2015
    Suge Knight has reportedly killed a man after engaging in a fight on set of a film project in Compton, TMZ reports. According to the site, the co-founder of Death Row Records got into an altercation with two crew members on set of the project — which involved the Game, Ice Cube, and Dr. Dre — and then fled to his car, where he took off and ran over a bystander.
  • Virginia Woman Fighting for More Gun Control

    01/29/2015 8:12:33 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 23 replies
    WRIC ^ | 1-29-15 | Will Armbruster
    Nearly a year after three of her family members were murdered during a domestic dispute, a Virginia woman is fighting for more gun control. Barbara Harrington’s sister, nephew and mother were shot by her brother in law before he turned the gun on himself. “She was just so much fun to be around and she was just, she was my heart,” Harrington told 8News reporter Mark Tenia. In a desperate plea to change Virginia’s law, Harrington is sharing her story this week in hopes that violent criminals will not be able to get their hands on guns. Her brother-in-law, Kevin...
  • US lawmakers introduce bill to promote LGBT rights worldwide

    01/29/2015 8:09:03 PM PST · by NetAddicted · 27 replies
    Reuters | 1/29/2015 | Maria Caspani
    U.S. lawmakers in both houses of Congress introduced on Thursday a bill to protect and promote the rights of the international lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The International Human Rights Defense Act, spearheaded by Sen. Edward Markey of Massachusetts and Rep. Alan Lowenthal of California, both Democrats, would appoint a special envoy within the U.S. Department of State to coordinate efforts to prevent discrimination and advance the rights of LGBT people worldwide. “When President Obama addressed the nation and committed to defending the human rights of the LGBT community, we made that commitment to the world,” Markey said...
  • Romney Now Calling Utah Home [Opering base for 'White Horse Prophecy' POTUS run? Or Senate run?]

    01/29/2015 8:03:02 PM PST · by Colofornian · 14 replies
    Race42016.com ^ | Jan. 27, 2015 | Mark B. Lowe
    According to the Washington Post, Mitt Romney’s primary residence is in Utah, and he has recently registered to vote there. HOLLADAY, Utah — After losing two straight presidential races, Mitt Romney packed up his home in Massachusetts and journeyed west to Utah, building a mansion here in the foothills of the Wasatch Range that has served as his sanctuary from defeat.Here in the Salt Lake Valley, first settled by his Mormon ancestors, residents look past Romney’s electoral shortcomings and revere him as a savior for rescuing the 2002 Olympics. Romney won his highest 2012 vote margin in Utah — 73...
  • Court Bars San Antonio from Issuing Permits to Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic (Texas)

    01/29/2015 7:54:07 PM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    opertationrescue.org ^ | January 29, 2015 | Cheryl Sullenger
    San Antonio, TX – A coalition of pro-life groups in San Antonio has obtained a court order blocking Planned Parenthood from opening their new 22,000 square foot facility in San Antonio until issues can be resolved regarding proper zoning, building safety standards, traffic safety and neighborhood buffering. Knowing that Planned Parenthood’s current abortion facility, located at 104 Babcock Road in San Antonio, cannot meet minimum safety standards contained in the 2013 abortion law, the abortion business has scrambled to build a new facility that will be in compliance once all the provisions of the law once it goes into effect....
  • Three Pro-Abortion Bills Were Just Defeated in Virginia

    01/29/2015 7:44:39 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    townhall.com ^ | Jan 29, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    It was a tough morning for NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia. Their Twitter timeline was just depressing. Three state senators introduced three distinct pro-abortion bills in Richmond, only to have them defeated one-by-one by the Senate Education & Health committee. The first proposed bill up for debate was SB 733, which would have repealed the mandatory ultrasound law that requires women to view an ultrasound before having an abortion. Senator Mamie Locke (D-VA 2), who introduced the legislation, tried arguing that ultrasounds are unnecessary because “women have already made their decision.” Locke’s logic is very faulty here. In reality, 78 percent of...
  • Communist Party USA Chairman Vows Cooperation With Democratic Party

    01/29/2015 7:43:38 PM PST · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    YahooNews ^ | January 29, 2014 | The Daily Caller
    Communist Party USA Chairman Vows Cooperation With Democratic Party The Daily Caller The chairman of the National Committee of the Communist Party USA has penned a 2,023-word manifesto making the critical point that American Communists are eager to work with the Democratic Party to advance the modern communist agenda and achieve communist goals. Communist Party chairman John Bachtell published his essay last week at People’s World, a “daily news website of, for and by the 99% and the direct descendant of the Daily Worker.” “[L]abor and other key social forces are not about to leave the Democratic Party anytime soon,”...
  • Dick Cavett: Sarah Palin "Seems To Have No First Language" (video)

    01/29/2015 7:42:46 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 73 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 29, 2015 | RealClearPolitics
    "By the way, you made me realize right now what it is about Sarah Palin. She seems to have no first language," former American talk show host Dick Cavett said on Thursday's broadcast of MSNBC's Hardball. This elicited a laugh from host Chris Matthews. VIDEO at link.
  • Montana flu epidemic kills 9 in just over a month

    01/29/2015 7:37:18 PM PST · by null and void · 9 replies
    Missoulian ^ | 1/29/15 | ERIC KILLELEA
    HELENA - An influenza epidemic in Montana has killed nine people and hospitalized 318 in just over the past month, according to the state Department of Public Health and Human Services. Lewis and Clark County health officials reported no local deaths, but said 41 people in the county have been hospitalized from the illness this flu season. “The hospitalization and death rates show that it’s hitting the 65 and older population hard,” said Karen Wandel, registered nurse at the Lewis and Clark City-County Health Department, adding that children are also severely affected. The DPHHS published its current influenza summary Jan....
  • 'Expensive' placebos work better than 'cheap' ones, study finds

    01/29/2015 7:35:53 PM PST · by grundle · 19 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 28, 2015 | Karen Kaplan
    How do you convert a simple saline solution into a useful treatment for people with Parkinson’s disease? Tell them it’s a drug that costs $100 per dose. And if you want to make it even more effective, tell them it costs $1,500 instead. That’s what researchers from the University of Cincinnati discovered in an unusual clinical trial. Instead of testing a placebo against an actual drug, they pitted two placebos against each other. The only difference between the two sham treatments was their purported price. The team from the University of Cincinnati and their colleagues had a hunch that patients...
  • Texas Executes Killer Robert Ladd After Low-IQ Arguments Rejected

    01/29/2015 7:33:05 PM PST · by PROCON · 32 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | Jan. 29, 2015 | Tracy Connor
    Texas on Thursday executed a man convicted of fatally beating a mentally disabled woman -- after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected arguments that he has an IQ of 67 and should be exempt from the death penalty. In his final statement before the lethal injection, Robert Ladd, 57, addressed the sister of his victim by name, telling her he was "really, really sorry." Ladd was sentenced to death for hammering, strangling and setting ablaze 38-year-old Vicki Ann Garner in 1996 — while he was on parole for a 1980 stabbing and arson that killed a woman and two children. Ladd's...
  • John Kerry fined $50 for failing to shovel snow outside home

    01/29/2015 7:27:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 29, 2015 8:33 PM EST
    John Kerry has many titles—secretary of state, former senator, one-time Democratic candidate for president. The globe-spanning diplomat can add one more: snow shoveling scofflaw. […] On Thursday, (Boston) officials tagged Kerry with a $50 fine at 9:45 a.m. for failing to clear the snow from the side of his Beacon Hill mansion. Kerry was in Saudi Arabia attending the funeral of King Abdullah with President Obama. …
  • Milford man dies in Saudi Arabia, family believe texts point to murder

    01/29/2015 7:16:52 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 13 replies
    Union Leader ^ | 22 Jan 2015 | Paul Feely
    ... Arsenault and others refuse to believe Cramer, 50, who was found dead in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia on Jan. 15, committed suicide by leaping off the third-floor balcony of his hotel — as family members were originally told by representative of his employer, Kollsman Inc., of Merrimack, and its parent company, Elbit Systems of America. Family members suspect foul play after receiving suspicious text messages from Cramer just minutes before his death. ...
  • Video: Woman Hijacks Mic at ‘Texas Muslim Capitol Day’ Event, Decries ‘False Prophet Mohammad’

    01/29/2015 7:06:09 PM PST · by Kartographer · 31 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/29/15 | Jason Howerton
    “The false prophet Muhammad!” the woman is heard screaming. “Islam will never dominate the United States and by the grace of God it will not dominate Texas.”
  • DOJ Inspector General Report Finds No Evidence for Attkisson’s Hacking Claims

    01/29/2015 6:39:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 52 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1/29/15 | Josh Feldman
    Many of the allegations made by former CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson regarding alleged computer intrusions by the U.S. government are disputed in a report by the Justice Department’s inspector general. “The OIG’s investigation was not able to substantiate the allegations that Attkisson’s computers were subject to remote intrusion by the FBI, other government personnel, or otherwise,” reads the inspector general’s report. In her book “Stonewalled,” Attkisson had issued a wide-ranging set of claims — that her CBS News work computers and her personal computer had been hacked, that a strange wire was found hanging from the cable TV/broadband box
  • Holocaust survivor booted from public schools 'This is how it started in Russia and Germany'

    01/29/2015 6:36:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    wnd ^ | 1/29/15 | Leo Hohmann
    Anita Dittman has been speaking about the Holocaust for more than three decades, telling everyone who will listen of her survival and how Jesus Christ helped her escape the trap that was ‘Hitler’s hell.” She has reached thousands through her book, “Trapped in Hitler’s Hell,” co-authored with fellow Minnesotan Jan Markell. image: http://www.wnd.com/files/2015/01/Dittman1.jpg Anita Dittman Anita Dittman And visions of that hell would come back to haunt her at night. “For years, those dreams would not go away,” she said. At 87, she still speaks to audiences large and small, sometimes several times a month, recounting the story of a...
  • Stevie Wonder decries racism against Obama during Andrae Crouch eulogy

    01/29/2015 6:19:59 PM PST · by grundle · 74 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 29, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    While performing the eulogy for gospel music legend Andraé Crouch, Stevie Wonder decried what he believes is racism against President Obama, arguing that despite the president’s best efforts, too many Americans dislike him simply because he’s black. “For me, seeing the world and visualizing in my mind what is going on, some of it is such a heartbreak,” Mr. Wonder said while softly playing the piano at the Jan. 21 funeral for Crouch in Los Angeles. “We live in a time where I believe we have a president that truly wanted to see the world come together, to see this...
  • Obama calls for spending surge, buoyed by rising economy

    01/29/2015 6:14:59 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 29, 2015 8:14 PM EST | Josh Lederman and Andrew Taylor
    Declaring an end to “mindless austerity,” President Barack Obama called for a surge in government spending Thursday, and asked Congress to throw out the sweeping budget cuts both parties agreed to four years ago when deficits were spiraling out of control. Obama’s proposed $74 billion in added spending—about 7 percent—would be split about evenly between defense programs and the domestic side of the budget. Although he’s sought before to reverse the “sequester” spending cuts, Obama’s pitch in this year’s budget comes with the added oomph of an improving economy and big recent declines in federal deficits. Taking a defiant tone,...
  • REPORT: US SUSPECTS PRISONER TRADED FOR BERGDAHL HAS RETURNED TO FIGHT

    01/29/2015 6:14:43 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 29, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    CNN Pentagon Correspondent Barbara Starr reported that “several US officials” “suspect” that one of the five detainees traded for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl “has returned to militant activity” on Thursday’s broadcast of “The Lead.”
  • Loretta Lynch meets Ted Cruz. A grand old time is had by all [Watch Video]

    01/29/2015 6:07:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/29/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    We’ll start off the day with some video goodness for you. As previously noted, confirmation hearings for Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s nominee to replace Eric Holder, got underway this week. One of her inquisitors was Senator Ted Cruz (R – Tex) who had plenty of questions, many related to the performance of the current Attorney General and how her approach might differ, if at all. The conversation would, in my opinion, be described as polite and professional, while still being confrontational. This first section (which starts in the first couple of minutes in the video below) deals with the...
  • Obama: My budget is a 'blueprint for success'

    01/29/2015 6:02:45 PM PST · by PROCON · 23 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Jan. 29, 2015 | Brian Hughes
    President Obama Thursday touted the looming release of his federal budget, urging Republicans to support a slate of tax increases to pay for his economic blueprint for the middle class. “We have to choose what we want that future to look like,” Obama said in an op-ed published by the Huffington Post. “Will we accept an economy where only a few of us do spectacularly well? Or will we commit ourselves to an economy that generates rising incomes and rising chances for everyone who makes the effort?” The president is calling for a 7 percent spending hike in fiscal 2016,...
  • Obama to request $1B for Central America in wake of border crisis

    01/29/2015 6:01:17 PM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 29, 2015 | Rebecca Shabad
    President Obama will ask Congress in his 2016 budget to approve $1 billion to help Central American countries in the wake of last summer’s surge of unaccompanied children entering the United States illegally. In an op-ed published in The New York Times Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden said the “security and prosperity of Central America are inextricably linked with our own.” Biden, whom Obama has tasked with leading an effort to aid countries such as El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, wrote that inadequate education, crime, a lack of investment and corruption are impeding their growth. “On Monday, President Obama will...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 30 January 2015

    01/29/2015 5:58:42 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 58 replies
    January 29, 2015 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, milk shakes, brews, conversation, and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe....
  • Quit Wasting Time on Moore, Maher & Dean

    01/29/2015 5:51:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 29, 2015 | Michael Reagan
    Bill Maher called Chris Kyle of "American Sniper" a "psychopath patriot." Michael Moore called military snipers "cowards" who shoot people in the back. Howard Dean said "American Sniper" appeals mostly to angry Tea Party types. So what? Why do we conservatives give two cents about what these lefties and liberals say about "American Sniper" - or anything else? Nothing they ever say is surprising. Nothing they say ever adds to the debate, has any effect on anything or helps us find a solution to a serious problem. The predictable - and wrong -- things these liberals and others on the...
  • IRS targeting could cost 10 years in jail under Cruz bill

    01/29/2015 5:49:45 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 23 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 1-28-2015 | Editorial Staff
    January 28, 2015 IRS targeting could cost 10 years in jail under Cruz bill Editorial Staff Ted Cruz wants IRS employees guilty of targeting to be the ones forking over their money, this time — at least.The Texas senator announced legislation this week to punish the type of alleged singling out of tea party groups under ex-official Lois Lerner with a fine, jail time, or both. And the prison sentence could be hefty — up to 10 years. Cruz quoted President Obama’s own words back to him in making the case that it was about time. “In May 2013 President...
  • Gitmo prisoner traded for Bergdahl reaching out to Taliban

    01/29/2015 5:42:20 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 10 replies
    One of the five Taliban fighters traded last year for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is trying to make contact with the Taliban once again, Fox News has learned. A U.S. official confirmed to Fox News that the former Guantanamo prisoner has been intercepted making telephone calls to the Taliban. The development comes amid rising concerns over former Guantanamo detainees returning to the battlefield, and over the nature of the Bergdahl-Taliban trade itself last year, which was negotiated with the involvement of the Qatari government. Despite the apparent outreach by one of the traded prisoners, all five of the so-called “Taliban 5”...
  • Texas Lawmaker Under Fire For Facebook Post On Muslim Capitol Day

    01/29/2015 5:39:44 PM PST · by Steelfish · 27 replies
    YahooNews ^ | January 29, 2015 | Dylan Stableford
    Texas Lawmaker Under Fire For Facebook Post On Muslim Capitol Day Rep. Molly White asks Muslim visitors to pledge allegiance to America By Dylan Stableford A newly elected Texas state lawmaker is under fire for a divisive Facebook post asking Muslim visitors attending an event at the state capitol in Austin to pledge allegiance to the United States. The event, Texas Muslim Capitol Day, was organized by the Texas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. "Today is Texas Muslim Capital [sic] Day in Austin," Molly White, a House Republican, wrote on her Facebook page Thursday. "The House is in...