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  • Next man up? House GOP pushes reluctant Ryan to seek Speaker's chair

    10/09/2015 2:41:32 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 09, 2015 | Fox News
    Since House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., shocked his congressional colleagues early Thursday by withdrawing his name from consideration to replace John Boehner, R-Ohio, as Speaker of the House, Republicans have launched a relentless press aimed at convincing House Ways and Means Committee chair Paul Ryan, R-Wis., to put himself forward for the job. Fox News has learned that Boehner himself is imploring Ryan, Mitt Romney's running mate on the 2012 Republican presidential ticket, to put himself forward for the top job in the House, largely because Ryan is one of the few unifying figures in the House Republican Conference.
  • The Quinn in the Morning Show with Jim Quinn - October 9, 2015

    10/09/2015 2:36:47 AM PDT · by sneakers · 5 replies
    Jim Quinn is back! - and in better form than ever!! The Quinn in the Morning Show airs from 6:00am to 9:00 am, Monday thru Friday. To listen online, go to and sign up (for a small fee). Or you can listen on the radio locally in the upstate NY area on 1040 WYSL Rochester, NY or 1480 WCNS in Latrobe, Pa. If you sign up online, be sure to choose the "auto-renew" option in order to have full access to archived shows and podcasts.
  • Study claims to locate genetic differences between gay, straight men

    10/09/2015 2:35:13 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 10 replies
    FoxNews ^ | October 09, 2015 | FoxNews
    A new study claims to have located nine parts of the male genetic code that indicate whether a person is heterosexual or homosexual. However, the study's authors also say that there is some evidence that environment plays a role in a man's sexual orientation by altering the activity of certain genes.
  • Rose Unplugged Morning Show October 9 2015.

    10/09/2015 2:32:00 AM PDT · by GregB · 3 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, where you can also get the podcasts. Join us for real no-nonsense conservative talk with a passion that only Rose can deliver!
  • The GOP sinks deeper into chaos. Can it still function as a party? (WaPo the sky is falling alert)

    10/09/2015 2:22:21 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 7, 2015 | Karen Tumulty
    Less than a year after a sweeping electoral triumph, Republicans are on the verge of ceasing to function as a national political party. The most powerful and crippling force at work in the ­once-hierarchical GOP is anger, directed as much at its own leaders as anywhere else. First, a contingent of several dozen conservative House members effectively forced Speaker John A. Boehner (Ohio) to resign rather than face a possibly losing battle to hold on to his job. Now they have claimed House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), who had been considered the favorite to replace Boehner until he announced...
  • You're welcome, FReepers!

    10/09/2015 2:08:25 AM PDT · by dangus · 5 replies
    10-9-2015 | Dangus
    Just felt like a victory lap was called for. You know who posted the FR article on McCarthy's "alleged" adultery? Of course, I found internet articles confirming the rumor I had heard, so real credit must go to Breitbart, GotNews and Haymaker for uncovering the scandal back when McCarthy had just been chosen... but I was amazed no-one was running with this as a way of opposing McCarthy and his liberalism. So I turned to the best source I know of to get people talking about important things. So of course, despite my cheekiness, the real thanks goes to...
  • Iranian Revolutionary Guards say general killed in Syria

    10/09/2015 1:18:56 AM PDT · by JPX2011 · 4 replies
    Reuters via Daily Mail ^ | October 9, 2015 | Parisa Hafezi
    ANKARA, Oct 9 (Reuters) - An Iranian Revolutionary Guards general has been killed near Aleppo, where he was advising the Syrian army on their battle against Islamic State fighters, the guards said in a statement on Friday. General Hussein Hamedani was killed late on Wednesday, the statement said. Iran is the main regional ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and has provided military and economic support during Syria's four-year-old civil war.
  • Syria extends major offensive to retake territory in west

    10/09/2015 12:47:59 AM PDT · by JPX2011 · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 9, 2015 | Giles Elgood and Philippa Fletcher
    Syrian troops and allied militia backed by a fresh wave of Russian air strikes and cruise missiles fired from warships attacked rebel forces on Thursday as the government extended an offensive to recapture territory in the west of the country. The assault focused on western areas where rebel advances earlier this year had threatened the coastal region vital to President Bashar al-Assad's support base. The Russian Defence Ministry said it fired missiles from ships in the Caspian Sea for a second day and had hit weapons factories, arms dumps, command centers and training camps.
  • North Charleston settles with Walter Scott’s family for $6.5M

    10/09/2015 12:00:25 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 6 replies
    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — A city in South Carolina approved a $6.5 million settlement Thursday with the family of an unarmed black man shot to death earlier this year by a white police officer. The North Charleston City Council approved the settlement by a 10-0 vote, and members of Walter Scott’s family were on hand when it was announced.
  • Gun sales hit a record high for the fifth month in a row

    10/08/2015 11:29:49 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 8 replies
    Maine Maritime Academy students bow their heads during a vigil of hope for the missing crew members of the U.S. container ship El Faro, Tuesday evening, Oct. 6, 2015, in Castine, Maine. How doomed US ship met its end Indianapolis Colts running back Frank Gore (23) runs for a third quarter touchdown against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on Oct. 8, 2015 in Houston. Johnson has 2 TD receptions, leads Colts over Texans 27-20 The FBI conducted 1,795,102 firearm background checks through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) in September, suggesting gun sales were at an all-time...
  • Watchdog Says Report of 10,000 Toddlers on ADHD Drugs Tip of the Iceberg..

    10/08/2015 11:25:20 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 13 replies
    FULL TITLE: Watchdog Says Report of 10,000 Toddlers on ADHD Drugs Tip of the Iceberg—274,000 0-1 Year Olds and 370,000 Toddlers Prescribed Psychiatric Drugs Mental health watchdog Citizens Commission on Human Rights says a new report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the 10,000 toddlers being prescribed ADHD drugs, is only the tip of the iceberg regarding children being prescribed psychiatric drugs in the U.S. According to IMS health, more than 274,000 0-1 year olds are being prescribed psychiatric drugs and a staggering 370,000 toddlers.
  • Donald Trump Lashes Out at 'Nut Job' Glenn Beck After Being Called a 'Bully'

    10/08/2015 11:18:19 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 27 replies ^ | October 08, 2015
    Real-estate mogul Donald Trump is now going after conservative talk-show host Glenn Beck. In recent weeks, Beck has repeatedly been critical of Trump, the Republican presidential front-runner. Most recently, Beck was quoted in a New York Times article on Wednesday dismissing Trump as a "schoolyard bully" who is not in touch with tea-party conservatives. The Times article was titled: "Donald Trump’s Act Seems to Be Wearing Out Its Welcome." Trump, no stranger to Twitter insults, lashed out at Beck on Thursday. Trump also had harsh words for Erick Erickson, the conservative commentator who is the editor of the website RedState....
  • A Tale of Two Dead White Males

    10/08/2015 11:03:33 PM PDT · by 100American · 7 replies
    City Journal ^ | October 8, 2015 | ADAM FREEDMAN
    The 2015 academic year opened with protests against two Ivy League universities with campuses featuring buildings named for long-dead, white, southern, and racist politicians—but only one of the protests is getting any attention so far. At Yale, the school year began with a demand from students and some alumni that the university change the name of Calhoun College, a residential college named for John C. Calhoun, an antebellum slaveholder, ardent proponent of slavery, and longtime federal officeholder. According to an online petition that circulated over the summer, the murders of nine black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina required the removal...
  • Official: US Not Notified of Russia Firing Missiles Through Iraq, Syria

    10/08/2015 10:49:52 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 24 replies ^ | October 07, 2015
    PENTAGON — Neither Russia nor Iraq warned the United States that cruise missiles had entered Iraqi airspace en route to Syria, a U.S. official told VOA. Russia said Wednesday that it used four warships in the Caspian Sea to launch rockets at Islamic State targets in Syria. Rockets fired from those ships would have traveled through Iraqi airspace, where U.S. and coalition pilots are conducting anti-Islamic State operations to help Iraqi and Peshmerga forces defeat the extremists. The official acknowledged to VOA that this is exactly the kind of action that could result in a mishap or misunderstanding.
  • Ex-Mid East Adviser: 'Combative' Rice Harmed Israel Relations

    10/08/2015 10:29:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    inn ^ | 10/8/15 | Ari Yashar
    Dennis Ross, who served as US President Barack Obama's Middle East adviser from 2009 to 2011, has revealed in a new book to be published next week that national security adviser Susan Rice is largely responsible for worsening ties with Israel amid the controversial Iran nuclear deal. In his new book "Doomed to Succeed: The U.S.-Israel Relationship From Truman to Obama,” excerpts of which were posted by Politico on Thursday, Ross writes that Rice's "combative mind-set" made relations between Obama and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu even worse than they were. For one thing, the ex-Middle East adviser reveals that Rice...
  • Russia’s New Mega-Missile Stuns the Globe

    10/08/2015 10:28:08 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 33 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 10.09.15 | DAVID AXE
    On Oct. 7, Russian warships in the Caspian Sea fired 26 high-tech cruise missiles at rebel targets in Syria—a staggering 1,000 miles away. The missiles in question, which the Pentagon calls SS-N-30s, were mostly unknown to the outside world before the Oct. 7 raid. Even close watchers of the Russian military were surprised to see them. The missile attack was also highly visible. In many ways, it was an announcement to the world, and America in particular, that the once-dilapidated Russian navy is back in action—and that Putin’s missileers are now among the planet’s most advanced. Planning for the missile...
  • Louie Gohmert: Boehner Postponed Speaker Vote ‘Like Any Good Dictator Would’

    10/08/2015 9:57:46 PM PDT · by amorphous · 16 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8 Oct 2015 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Rep. Louie Gohmert blasted John Boehner for his decision to postpone the Republicans’ vote for the next House speaker, saying he acted “like any good dictator would” because he wants to choose his own successor. It actually pointed to the reason we need a new speaker, and that is because it’s like he feels he has to pick a successor, like any good dictator would,” the Texas Republican said in comments to TheBlaze Thursday night after House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy abruptly took himself out of the running as GOP members gathered for the secret-ballot vote. “But this is not...
  • Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards: 'In this election, Roe v Wade is on the ballot'

    10/08/2015 9:52:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | October 8, 2015 | Emma Brockes
    After footage of the Planned Parenthood president being grilled by hostile Republican congressmen went viral, Richards sat with Emma Brockes to talk about her mother, Carly Fiorina and the future of women’s healthcare in America.It can be said with some confidence that televised hearings of the House oversight and government reform committee, an investigative body dedicated to upholding congressional standards, do not generally break audience records. Last Tuesday, when Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, appeared at a hearing to account for her organisation’s federal funding, it might have only attracted political diehards. But during the course of a day-long...
  • Ten Commandments monument removed from outside Oklahoma state Capitol after controversy

    10/08/2015 9:46:46 PM PDT · by jonatron · 5 replies
    A.P. ^ | October 6, 2015 | The AP Staff
    OKLAHOMA CITY — A granite monument of the Ten Commandments that has sparked controversy since its installation on the Oklahoma Capitol grounds was being removed and will be transported to a private conservative think tank for storage. A contractor the state hired began removing the monument shortly after 10:30 p.m. Monday. The work comes after the Oklahoma Supreme Court’s June decision that the display violates a state constitutional prohibition on the use of public property to support “any sect, church, denomination or system of religion.” The state is paying the contractor about $4,700 to remove the monument and take it...
  • Shows of Strength From Trump and Putin

    10/08/2015 9:29:12 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 14 replies ^ | October 08, 2015 | PEGGY NOONAN
    Donald Trump has entered his second act. His polls, sometimes characterized as weakening, are in fact strong. As Bloomberg’s John Heilemann said on “Morning Joe,” if Jeb Bush had Mr. Trump’s numbers everyone would declare the race over. This week Quinnipiac had Mr. Trump solidly leading his GOP rivals in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. A national poll from Reuters/Ipsos had Mr. Trump in the lead with 31%, followed by Ben Carson with 17%. Public Policy Polling had Mr. Trump holding steady nationwide since late August, coming in first at 27%. His support is ideologically broad—35% of tea-party voters and 29%...
  • EPA triggers another wastewater spill at Colorado superfund site ( Crested Butte )

    10/08/2015 9:28:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Watchdog ^ | October 8, 2015 | Marjorie Haun
    Once again the EPA [Environmental Protection Agency] has failed to notify the appropriate local officials and agencies of the spill in a timely manner.” These are the words of U.S. Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) of Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District in response to another toxic spill resulting from EPA activities at an abandoned mine in western Colorado. According to the Denver Post, an EPA mine crew working Thursday at the Standard Mine in the mountains near Crested Butte, triggered another spill of some 2,000 gallons of wastewater into a nearby mountain creek. Supporting Tipton’s remarks to Watchdog Arena, the Denver Post...
  • Oil export bill driving a wedge between industries

    10/08/2015 9:22:51 PM PDT · by 100American · 1 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 10/8/15 2:01 PM | JOHN SICILIANO
    The group has watched the export debate, as any reduction in supply from exports could increase prices domestically. Some large manufacturers have warned that any policy that increases the cost of energy could move U.S. companies overseas. Cicio said he would support the bill if it did not repeal the president's authority. "We should not be so short sited," he told the Washington Examiner. Oil prices currently are low, but "in the future … it can become a very significant cost issue for manufacturing." "All we need is an adjustment" to the bill to keep the safety valve in place,...
  • Trump Finds Hispanic Hysteria in Vegas

    10/08/2015 9:22:13 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 7 replies ^ | October 08, 2015
    Donald Trump was upstaged during a campaign rally Thursday by a Hispanic woman professing her undying support for the Republican presidential hopeful. The rare moment occurred roughly halfway through Trump's latest campaign rally in Las Vegas, Nev. when the leading GOP candidate began discussing a People magazine issue featuring himself and his family on the cover. A woman waving the magazine in the crowd was soon invited on stage by the billionaire. "There it is. Come here, let me have that," Trump summoned the woman, before leaving the stage to grab her from the sea of supporters. "Where are you...
  • Moderate terrorist positions struck by Russian Air Force

    10/08/2015 9:22:11 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 24 replies
    Saudi-Qatari funded terror gangs can be heard in a state of somewhat dismay through the radio chatter as Russia's legit war on terror intensifies. Hama outskirts. Read more at

    10/08/2015 9:21:43 PM PDT · by Jarhead9297 · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Oct 2015 | John Nolte
    <p>The GQ headline screams “Fuck Ben Carson” and attacks the Republican presidential candidate for daring to suggest that in a mass shooter situation, it might be a better idea to fight back than to wait to be murdered in cold blood.</p>
  • Israel's Spacecom signs deal with Facebook to provide internet service

    10/08/2015 9:17:43 PM PDT · by jonatron
    Israeli Broadcast Authority ^ | 7/10/2015 | Staff
    Spacecom plans to launch the Amos-6 satellite during the second half of 2016. It will replace the older Amos-2 satellite. The deal is worth about 100 million dollars for the Israeli company and runs through 2021. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote in a post that as part of his company's collaboration with Eutelsat, a new satellite called AMOS 6 is going to provide Internet coverage to large parts of sub-Saharan Africa. Zuckerberg said that the deal is part of his company's efforts to connect the entire world. According to Spacecom president and CEO David Pollack, an estimated 14 million users...
  • 'Black Lives' Leader Defends Looting In Yale Lecture

    10/08/2015 9:03:12 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-8-2015 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Perry Chiaramonte October 08, 2015 The “Black Lives Matter” leader who landed a teaching gig at Yale University delivered a lecture this week on the historical merits of looting as a form of protest, backing up his lesson with required reading that puts modern-day marauders on par with the patriots behind the Boston Tea Party. DeRay McKesson, who was hired by the Ivy League institution’s divinity school to lecture for two days on "Transformational Leadership in the #BlackLivesMatter Movement," had students read an essay written at the height of the rioting and looting that plagued the St. Louis suburb of...
  • Trimmigrants headed to the Emerald Triangle for harvest season

    10/08/2015 9:01:05 PM PDT · by rey · 12 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 8 Oct. 2015
    Have you’ve noticed an influx of hitchhikers heading along 101 lately—the ones with frame backpacks, dreads and cardboard signs that say “North” or “Mendocino”? Let us put the pieces together, in case you haven’t: It’s trimming season. Between mid-October and late November, mostly 20-somethings from all over the country flock to Northern California in hopes of getting a job trimming recently-harvested marijuana plants. Most are headed into the Emerald Triangle, considered the largest marijuana-growing region in the world. Made up of Mendocino, Humboldt and Trinity County, it’s more than 10 thousand square miles of sparsely populated forests and hills with...
  • Donald Trump on Iran: "They have suckered us" CBS News- 'You'll Never Get Bored with Winning'

    10/08/2015 8:48:56 PM PDT · by Ziva · 3 replies ^ | 10/9/2015 | Zionists 4 Trump
    Trump called both the deal and the Americans who negotiated it, "incompetent.""We will have so much winning if I get elected, that you may get bored with winning," said Trump at the rally. "Believe me. I agree, you'll never get bored with winning. We never get bored."When I asked Trump what he'll demand in the deal that isn't already there, he told me: "You're going to have to watch.""I don't want to say things that the other side is going to learn everything about me," Trump added. "Do you understand that? That's part of the problem. Everything is talk...
  • Ted Cruz says Donald Trump won't be Republican nominee

    10/08/2015 8:45:02 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 276 replies
    washington times ^ | 10/8/2015 | Seth McLaughlin
    Sen. Ted Cruz said Thursday that he doesn’t think that Donald Trump will capture the 2016 GOP presidential nomination and predicted that it is only a matter of time before most of the New York billionaire’s supporters will move into his camp. During an appearance on WABC-AM Radio, host Rita Cosby asked Mr. Cruz whether he would eventually move past Mr. Trump based on his conservative principles, and the Texas Republcian said “I think that’s right.” “In time, I don’t believe Donald is going to be the nominee, and I think in time the lion’s share of his supporters end...
  • We Won’t Learn Anything: What Sank El Faro and What Didn’t

    10/08/2015 8:41:09 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 7 replies
    gCaptain ^ | October 8, 2015 | Mario Vittone
    Last night, the final rescue crews on the El Faro mission called in, “We are returning to base – negative results,” and left the search area. The hearts of family and friends finished a breaking that began a week ago, and all they are left with now are questions. As unspeakably tragic as the last week has been, I know that more heartbreak is coming.
  • Watauga Man Accused of Smuggling People Into Texas for Profit By

    10/08/2015 8:33:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Oct 8, 2015 | Frank Heinz
    A Watauga man has been indicted by a federal grand jury, accused of smuggling undocumented immigrants into Texas for financial gain, according to the Department of Justice. On Sept. 18, deputies with the Frio County Sheriff's Department and agents with the U.S. Border Patrol responded to a 911 call from someone who said they saw several people exiting a tractor-trailer parked at a convenience store in Frio County, southwest of San Antonio. When authorities arrived, they found 39 undocumented immigrants, including 28 men, seven women and four children, from Guatemala, El Salvador and Mexico, officials said. "We see hands sticking...
  • BP wins two Iranian oilfield development projects: source

    10/08/2015 8:31:40 PM PDT · by jonatron · 5 replies
    The Tehran Times ^ | 10/8/2015 | Tehran Times Economic Desk
    TEHRAN - Iran has left the development of two oilfields to the energy giant British Petroleum (BP), an informed source told the Tasnim News Agency on the condition of anonymity. The announcement is a follow-up to the September meeting between Iranian Oil Ministry officials and BP top managers, where the Iranian side headed by Amir Hossein Zamani Nia, the deputy oil minister for international affairs and trade, agreed to transfer the development of two oilfields to BP based on the new model of Iranian oil contracts, known as Integrated Petroleum Contract (IPC), which is due to be unveiled soon. ---snip---...
  • Graham, Leahy push for $1B in emergency Syrian refugee funds

    10/08/2015 8:31:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Hill's Floor Action ^ | October 8, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    A bipartisan pair of senators — including one presidential candidate — is pushing forward with an emergency spending bill to help strengthen the administration's ability to combat the Syrian refugee crisis. Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) have rolled out legislation that would provide an extra $1 billion in emergency funding, mandating that the White House tell Congress within 45 days how it will use the money....
  • Amateurs in the Oval Office: Why Americans tend more & more to want inexperienced candidates

    10/08/2015 8:23:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | The November 2015 Issue | Jonathan Rauch
    The presidency, it’s often said, is a job for which everyone arrives unprepared. But just how unprepared is unprepared enough? Political handicappers weigh presidential candidates’ partisanship, ideology, money, endorsements, consultants, and, of course, experience. Yet they too rarely consider an element of growing importance to voters: freshness. Increasingly, American voters view being qualified for the presidency as a disqualification. In 2003, I announced in National Journal the 14-Year Rule. The rule was actually discovered by a presidential speechwriter named John McConnell, but because his job required him to keep his name out of print, I graciously stepped up to take...
  • Obama administration linked to House-speakership blowup?

    10/08/2015 8:16:35 PM PDT · by amorphous · 34 replies
    WND ^ | 8 Oct 2015
    The reason Rep. Kevin McCarthy abruptly pulled his name from the running for the job as House speaker Thursday may be exactly as he explained – his untoward comments attributing a political purpose to a House committee investigating Benghazi. Or it may have been something else – as speculation swirled on Thursday about an alleged affair with another member of Congress. And if that was the case, one report is suggesting people look to the Obama administration for a level of involvement. Because the trail could link back to the administration’s Department of Homeland Security.
  • Apology letter:'I messed up and slit your throat' Connor MacCalister admits to murder

    10/08/2015 8:13:49 PM PDT · by massmike · 20 replies ^ | 10/08/2015 | n/a
    A woman accused of fatally stabbing a stranger in a Maine supermarket pleaded guilty to murder and requested a life sentence on Thursday, disregarding her lawyer's recommendation that she use an insanity defense. Connor MacCalister is charged with killing 59-year-old Wendy Boudreau at a Shaw's in Saco in August. MacCalister, 31, was born Tanisha Hopkins and previously identified herself as a transgender man but asked to be referred to as a woman in court. MacCalister told police she had gone to the store to kill "several random people," according to an affidavit. Court records show that MacCalister said she was...
  • Mass Shootings Spur San Bruno School to Hire Private Security

    10/08/2015 8:03:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Oct 7, 2015 | Robert Handa
    The mass shootings in incidents across the country have spurred many schools and churches to look for new ways to increase security. One of the most unique strategies is now in place at a private San Bruno school. An undercover private security firm is on the Church of the Highlands campus, using a strategy normally reserved for protecting corporate clients. The school has not had any violent incidents, but leaders were concerned about what has been going on around the country and decided to boost security without making the effort obvious. "I keep everything concealed," said Manny Sanchez, a former...
  • Million-Dollar Donors in the 2016 Presidential Race

    10/08/2015 8:02:55 PM PDT · by Nacho Bidnith · 7 replies
    The New York Times ^ | UPDATED Aug. 25, 2015 | By Wilson Andrews, Jeremy Bowers, Sarah Cohen, Chase Davis, Matt Ericson, Josh Keller, K.K. Rebecca
    With nearly $400 million raised during the first half of 2015, this has been the fastest start to a presidential contest. In a stark departure from previous elections, most of the money is flowing not into the campaigns, but into outside groups like “super PACs” and other political organizations that are allowed to raise unlimited amounts of money from wealthy individuals, labor unions and corporations.
  • Cruz for President Announces $26.5 Million Raised Since Campaign Launch; $12.2 Million in Q3

    10/08/2015 7:45:45 PM PDT · by Isara · 48 replies ^ | 10/08/15
    Cruz “Sustainers” Fuel the Field Operation Each MonthHOUSTON, Texas — The Cruz for President campaign today announced it has raised $26.5 million since its campaign launch six months ago, with just over $12.2 million coming in during the third quarter. The campaign showed sustained momentum by doubling its total donations during the period, receiving 185,000 Q3 contributions for a total of more than 362,000 over the course of the campaign. The average donation during the third quarter was $66.The campaign has also secured more than 6,000 “sustainers” – donors who have pledged to give a recurring monthly amount to the...
  • EXCLUSIVE – Crysis: Boehner Plots to Stick as Speaker Until December!

    10/08/2015 7:39:10 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 40 replies ^ | 8 Oct 2015 | Patrick Howley
    WASHINGTON – Some on Capitol Hill believe that House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) is going to attempt to remain in his position through mid-December. The election to replace outgoing Boehner was unexpectedly and indefinitely postponed Thursday after front-runner and current Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) pulled out of the race. Boehner has said that he plans to stay on as Speaker until a new Speaker is elected. That is a reversal from his previous decision to resign from Congress and the Speakership on Oct. 30. If Boehner tries to stay in office past Oct. 30, his previously scheduled...
  • Notes from Senator Cruz’s Office: Thinking the Unthinkable

    10/08/2015 7:16:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 8, 2015 | Roger L. Simon
    “Maybe World War III has started already,” said Paul Teller, Ted Cruz’s chief of staff. We were sitting in the senator’s office under the ten foot wide modernist portrait of Reagan at the Berlin Wall that dominates the room. ”We always thought it would be nuclear weapons but…” He shrugged, a quizzical look on his face, as if he himself were surprised at what he had just said. But I knew where he was coming from. Who wouldn’t? The Middle East was in flames, the whole complexion of Europe changing, and America had turned tail. And we didn’t even know...
  • WATCH: Farage mocks 'pipsqueak' France before UKIP leader takes aim at German refugee plan

    10/08/2015 7:11:23 PM PDT · by stevio · 12 replies
    Express ^ | Oct 8, 2015 | By Greg Heffer
    Nigel Farage Rocks! Listen to him give it to Merkel and Hollande sitting right in front of him. Here
  • Obama weighs expanding background checks through executive authority

    10/08/2015 7:08:53 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 59 replies
    Washington post ^ | Oct 8, 2015 | By Juliet Eilperin
    In response to the latest mass shooting during his presidency, President Obama is seriously considering circumventing Congress with his executive authority and imposing new background-check requirements for buyers who purchase weapons from high-volume gun dealers. Snip The proposed executive action aims to impose background checks on individuals who buy from dealers who sell a significant number of guns each year. The current federal statute dictates that those who are “engaged in the business” of dealing firearms need to obtain a federal license — and, therefore, conduct background checks — but exempts anyone “who makes occasional sales, exchanges, or purchases of...
  • Australia's Islamic leader REFUSES to call the Parramatta shooting a terrorist attack

    10/08/2015 7:05:13 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 17 replies
    Daily Mail (Australia/UK) ^ | 9th October 2015 | Daniel Piotrowski
    An Islamic religious leader has called for the extremists behind the Parramatta shooting to 'stop messing with Australia' in remarks where he said there was not yet enough evidence to describe it as an act of terror. Grand Mufti of Australia Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohamed joined community leaders on Friday morning in coming together to 'refuse and reject' all terrorist acts and extend their condolences to the families of the dead. 'We say to those who supported that, stop messing with Australia and its society,' Dr Mohamed said via an interpreter, when he was asked what his message was for...
  • Credit Suisse Prepares Substantial Capital Raising

    10/08/2015 7:00:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Financial Times ^ | October 8, 2015 | Patrick Jenkins, Ralph Atkins
    Tidjane Thiam, Credit Suisse’s new chief executive, is preparing to launch a substantial capital raising when he unveils his strategic plan for the bank in two weeks’ time, according to people briefed on the plan. While not specifying an amount, they pointed to a poll published last week by analysts at Goldman Sachs concluding that 91 per cent of investors expect the Swiss bank to raise more than SFr5bn in new equity. The move follows a warning by Deutsche Bank that it was set to scrap its dividend for the first time since the second world war after it incurred...
  • McCarthy exit baffles conservatives who were ready to deal

    10/08/2015 6:52:42 PM PDT · by 100American · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/8/15 9:35 PM | SUSAN FERRECHIO
    Conservatives were ready to negotiate a deal with Kevin McCarthy to perhaps deliver the votes that would make him the next House Speaker when he suddenly dropped out of the race Thursday. "I was surprised as anybody that he pulled out," said Rep Raul Labrador, R-Idaho. Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., another conservative, said he spoke to McCarthy just minutes before the announcement, but McCarthy didn't breathe a word about dropping out. But instead of getting a conservative pitch from McCarthy, he announced he wasn't the right person for the job. "We are just as stunned as you are," Mulvaney said...
  • Ready or Not, the Third Intifada May Be Here

    10/08/2015 6:51:30 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 4 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | October 8, 2015 | ADAM CHANDLER
    For more than a year, there’s been sustained debate about whether the ongoing tensions and fits of violence in Israel, the West Bank, and in particular, Jerusalem, would fully culminate in a third Palestinian uprising. In recent months, amid failed peace talks, continued fallout from the latest war in Gaza, politically motivated riots and car attacks, deadly rock-throwing and deadly responses to rock-throwing, stabbings, fatal arson and shootings, clashes at holy sites, the expansion of settlements and price-tag attacks, the rhetorical canceling of both previous peace deals, and the future peace process, the answer seems to increasingly be this: A...
  • YOU MUST SEE THIS=> Hispanic Supporter GOES LOCO On Stage Meeting Donald Trump! (Video)

    10/08/2015 6:50:39 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 47 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/8/15 | Jim Hoft
    THIS IS IS A PHENOMENON FOLKS! THIS IS AN ANTI-ESTABLISHMENT REVOLUTION! WATCH THIS AMAZING VIDEO — WOW! SCREW THE MEDIA- SCREW THE GOP ELITES! TRUMP IS TAKING THE COUNTRY BY STORM! ....The crowd was pretty fired up. At the rally in Las Vegas Donald Trump discussed being on magazine covers. ‘I think I’m on 14 covers this week. I’m on more covers than any supermodel in history!” He brought a female supporter from Colombia on stage and signed her magazine. “I’m Hispanic and I vote for Mr. Trump! We vote for Mr. Trump! Yes! Mr. Trump. We LOVE YOU! We...
  • Surprise, surprise, Russia is a world power again

    10/08/2015 6:47:42 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 28, 2015 | Jonathan Adelman
    In a world full of surprises--the rise of Islamic fundamentalism, the weakness in the Chinese economy, the battles within the European Union, the making of the Iran deal, the slide in the American stock market--the greatest surprise of all has been the sudden rebirth of Russian power under Vladimir Putin.