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  • Cruz Won’t Reply to NYTimes Calling His Views ‘Strange’- He’s Got 5 Proud Americans to Do it For Him

    04/21/2015 4:30:49 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 4/21/15 | Katie LaPotin
    Sen. Ted Cruz is firing back at The New York Times for calling his support of the Second Amendment “strange” by reminding the paper that he wasn’t the only “ridiculous” one who felt that way about gun rights.The Texas Republican penned an op-ed for National Review on Sunday, featuring quotes from five gun-loving American patriots, driving home the message that if guns were OK with them, then guns must not be all bad.Cruz wrote: “The writer, the lead editor for the Times’ editorial page, continued, ‘I just don’t get the argument on constitutional or historical grounds’.”“Perhaps this will help. Let’s...
  • Katie Hopkins says she 'doesn’t care if migrants die' as she reveals her violent solution...

    04/21/2015 4:25:49 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    The Mirror ^ | 4/17/15 | Fay Strang
    Katie Hopkins has said she ‘doesn’t care’ about migrants dying while trying to leave their countries by boat. The motor-mouth says that even if she was shown “coffins and bodies floating in water” she would not be moved – it is instead the British lorry drivers she feels sorry for. Her comments, in her latest column for the Sun, come following harrowing reports over the last couple of days of migrant deaths at sea. Katie went to say she believes the UK should "get Australian" in the way they deal with immigration because “they threaten them with violence until they...
  • Scott Walker: Hillary is Out of Touch [Rand could learn from Walker on how to handle the MSM]

    04/21/2015 4:25:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | April 21, 2015
    Megyn Kelly interviewed governor Scott Walker on her show last night and covered a wide variety of topics. The first subject was Hillary Clinton, who Walker suggested is out of touch with the American people. Other topics included Walker’s strategy for winning independent voters in Wisconsin, the GOP’s prospects for 2016 and immigration. Here’s the video:
  • NAZIS REPORT RUSSIANS 7 MILES FROM BERLIN; ALLIES DRIVE IN BAVARIA; NUREMBERG FALLS (4/21/45)

    04/21/2015 4:23:31 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 6 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 4/21/45 | Drew Middleton, Richard J.H. Johnston, Sydney Gruson, Milton Bracker, George E. Jones, Robbin Coons
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  • MAGELLAN AND TRANSCANADA TO PURSUE HOUSTON PIPELINE CONNECTION

    04/21/2015 4:22:03 AM PDT · by thackney · 2 replies
    Oil Gas Financial Journal | 4/15/2015 | OGFJ
    Magellan Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: MMP) and TransCanada Corp. (NYSE: TRP) have entered into a joint development agreement to pursue a project to connect TransCanada's Houston tank terminal to Magellan's East Houston terminal. The project would include the construction of a 9-mile, 24-inch-diameter pipeline, in which Magellan and TransCanada would have a 50/50 ownership interest. The project would give TransCanada's Keystone and Marketlink shippers access to Magellan's Houston and Texas City, Texas, crude oil distribution system. Michael Mears, Magellan's president and CEO, commented that this connection would provide its customers with additional supply options for the Houston Gulf Coast refining...
  • Mainstream Media Scream: Bill Maher says Rubio 'could be Hillary's pool boy'

    04/21/2015 4:16:54 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/20/15 | Paul Bedard
    It's hard to get more hypocritical for center-left commentators than what HBO's Bill Maher said about Republican Sen. Marco Rubio's presidential bid, making the liberal our pick for the Mainstream Media Scream of the week.It came on his show, Real Time with Bill Maher, on Friday night:"Another week another candidate. This week: Everybody ready for Marco Rubio of Florida? Oh, my gosh. Yeah, they're all saying he's fresh, he's new. I'll say. He looks like he could be Hillary Clinton's pool boy, this guy."Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains our pick: "Imagine the reaction if a...
  • Martin O’Malley Calls GOP Opposition to Excessive Regulations ‘Bulls**t’

    04/21/2015 4:13:57 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Big Government ^ | 4/20/15 | William Bigelow
    Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, who is strongly considering challenging Hillary Clinton for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, had some choice words for Clinton as well as the Republican Party in an interview he conducted with NPR on Monday—at least one of the words was bleeped out. O’Malley, a hard leftist whose record of raising taxes leaves no stone unturned in enriching the state of Maryland from private coffers, called the GOP’s contention that excessive regulations burden Americans and leave them unable to progress economically “patently bulls—.” True to his own leftist philosophy, he channeled Occupy Wall Street, asserting that...
  • Moral Schizophrenics

    04/21/2015 4:13:06 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/21/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    On campus, on the campaign trail. Hillary Clinton in recent months has done the following: She charged UCLA somewhere around $300,000 for reciting some platitudes. That works out to over $165 a second for her 30 minutes on stage — meaning that she made more in one minute than a student barista does in a year. Ms. Clinton acknowledges that, while secretary of state, she solicited donations from wealthy foreign nationals for her family foundation, whose funds she and her husband have frequently tapped for exclusive travel and other expenses. Everything Ms. Clinton has said recently seems to be demonstrably...
  • Why Are So Many Workers Refusing To Apply For Jobs?

    04/21/2015 4:07:10 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 04/20/2015 | John Merline
    Since the end of the recession in June 2009, the number of job openings in the private sector has steadily climbed — just as one would expect to happen as the economy recovered. But over those same years, the share of 25- to 54-year-olds who are active in the labor market has steadily fallen...
  • She’s in: The Hillary 2016: Prison or President? campaign

    04/21/2015 4:02:59 AM PDT · by Opinionatedtoday · 5 replies
    She’s back! It’s official. Last week Hillary Clinton threw her hat into the ring as the inevitable Democratic nominee for president again and hit the campaign trail in a “Scooby Van.” Despite Hillary’s contrived, disastrous rollout, according to Steve Kornacki’s MSNBC’s panel, as one woman to another, I say, “You go girl!” And as that aforementioned woman, I’m pleased to say that here at the Hillary 2016: Prison or POTUS? (President of the United States) campaign headquarters –that’s HILLPoP2016 for short, we’ve been ready for Hillary for a really long time.
  • Egypt's Mohammed Morsi sentenced to 20 years in jail

    04/21/2015 3:47:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/21/15 | Louisa Loveluck
    Egypt's first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi was jailed for two decades on Tuesday, charged in connection with deadly violence outside his palace in 2012. It was the first of five verdicts against the former Egyptian president. He could yet face the death penalty over accusations of espionage. Mr Morsi and 12 other defendants, among them senior officials in the Muslim Brotherhood, were sentenced to 20 years in jail for involvement in the arrests and torture of protesters during his rule. But the court acquitted Mr Morsi of murder charges that could have seen him sentenced to death over the...
  • Segment 1: Update on Benghazi Segment 2: There is no Iranian fatwah on nuclear weapons

    04/21/2015 3:31:52 AM PDT · by dontreadthis
    John Batchelor Show ^ | 04/20/2015 | John Batchelor Show
    http://johnbatchelorshow.com/podcasts/mon-42015-hr-1-jbs-thomas-joscelyn-fdd-ann-marlowe-hudson-co-host-thaddeus-mccotter-wjr JBS: Thomas Joscelyn, FDD. Ann Marlowe, Hudson. Co-host Thaddeus McCotter, WJR, author, “Liberty Risen.” Andrew McCarthy, NRO.
  • Hannity: "Clinton Cash" "A Far Greater Threat" Than Hillary's Comm Stumbles

    04/21/2015 3:28:56 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 21, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Talk radio and Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity said that the forthcoming book “Clinton Cash” would be “a far greater threat” than Hillary’s communication stumbles with voters on Monday.
  • Is Obama Ready to Confront Iran Over Yemen?

    04/21/2015 3:20:16 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | April 21, 2015 | Joseph Klein
    The Obama administration, while showing willingness to cave in to just about every Iranian demand in the ongoing nuclear negotiations, appears to be flexing its muscles in the Yemen proxy fight between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
  • Egypt's ousted President Morsi jailed for 20 years (Hussein's pick)

    04/21/2015 2:56:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | 4/21/15
    An Egyptian court has sentenced former President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in jail for ordering the arrest and torture of protesters during his rule. It is the first verdict he has received since his ousting and is one of several trials he faces. Morsi was deposed by the army in July 2013 following mass street protests against his rule.
  • Levin: "Clinton Cash" "Very Serious Book" On "Serious Issues"

    04/21/2015 2:54:44 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 21, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Talk radio host and author of “The Liberty Amendments,” Mark Levin dubbed Peter Schweizer’s “Clinton Cash” “a very, very serious book” on Monday. Levin touted Schweizer, saying he is “sharp” and “knows his stuff.”
  • Rush: Hillary Candidacy Could "Seriously Damage" Democrats

    04/21/2015 2:48:02 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 21, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh, in reaction to the early reporting the forthcoming book “Clinton Cash,” argued ” as more of this stuff becomes known, her candidacy could seriously damage the Democrat Party” on Monday.
  • The Quinn in the Morning Show with Jim Quinn - April 21, 2015

    04/21/2015 2:36:29 AM PDT · by sneakers · 17 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 www.warroom.com and sign up (for a small fee). Or, for those of you in the upstate NY listening area, Quinn is on WYSL 1040 AM in Rochester, NY. If you sign up online, be sure to choose the "auto-renew" option in order to have full access to archived shows and podcasts.
  • A foolish bet on the old Clinton magic

    04/21/2015 2:28:43 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 17 replies
    THE WASHINGTON POST ^ | 20 Apr 15 | Marc A. Thiessen
    If you want to know why Democrats should be worried after Hillary Clinton’s first week on the campaign trail, ask yourself this question: Can you imagine Marco Rubio, Scott Walker or Jeb Bush walking into a Chipotle wearing big, dark sunglasses, trying not to be recognized? Can you imagine Barack Obama doing it? Maybe Clinton’s future’s so bright she has to wear shades, but the grainy security camera pictures of the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination hiding from voters presents a troubling contrast with the growing Republican field.
  • The career assassination of Cornel West: A messy intellectual divorce [w/by Eric Dyson]

    04/21/2015 2:23:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Salon ^ | April 20, 2015 | mensah demary
    The career assassination of Cornel West: A messy intellectual divorce reveals layers of broken heart — and to what end? Independent of one’s stance on the rift between Michael Eric Dyson and Cornel West — a rift years in the making and now clearly delineated in the form of Dyson’s essay on West in the New Republic, “The Ghost of Cornel West” — this has all the hallmarks of a messy divorce between two public, black intellectuals who were, perhaps, better served keeping things offline. Maybe try to squash their beef in the privacy of an on-campus office or in...
  • Senators Need Not Apply

    04/21/2015 1:26:30 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    Slate ^ | April 20, 2015 | John Dickerson
    ......Each candidate [Walker, Perry, Bush, Christie], sometimes in nearly identical language, told the audience of activists gathered in Nashua this weekend that they should be considered for the presidency because they didn’t just talk about conservative ideas, they had put them into practice as governors. Perry made the case most powerfully: >>>The next president of the United States really needs to be someone who has deep experience as an executive. And I’m talking about things you just can't learn with a book, things you can’t just learn sitting down. Because I’ll give you some examples. They didn’t hand me a...
  • The woman who made Hillary Clinton cry [cue the violins]

    04/21/2015 12:58:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | April 21, 2015 | Michael Kruse
    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Seven years ago, the last time Hillary Clinton came to this state trying to be president, a woman asked her a question here in a coffee shop. “How do you do it?” Marianne Pernold Young said. It felt at first like a friendly throwaway. It wasn’t. It cut to the core for Clinton. Her eyes got teary. Her voice got shaky. Her answer, uncharacteristically emotional, made news, but the trigger was the question. It was the key question back then. It is the key question still now. “I wanted to know her,” Young said Monday afternoon at...
  • Politicized Prosecution Run Amok in Wisconsin

    04/21/2015 12:07:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Natonal Review Online ^ | April 21, 2015 | Rich Lowry
    The knock on the door in the dead of night is the stuff of Darkness at Noon, and of the state of Wisconsin. To the question of whether armed police can storm your house and take away your personal effects and tell you to shut up about it, based simply on your political advocacy, Wisconsin answered for years, “Why, yes, they can — now please, shut up about it.” The so-called John Doe investigations into Governor Scott Walker and conservative groups in Wisconsin have been an ongoing travesty that — now that Walker is entering the presidential stage — should...
  • Of course the media should report on ‘Clinton Cash’

    04/20/2015 11:45:33 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 15 replies
    THE WASHINGTON POST ^ | 20 Apr 15 | Chris Cillizza
    A New York Times story on a new book detailing allegations of improprieties at the Clinton Foundation contained this paragraph: But “Clinton Cash” is potentially more unsettling, both because of its focused reporting and because major news organizations including The Times, The Washington Post and Fox News have exclusive agreements with the author to pursue the story lines found in the book. Outrage! screamed the Clinton machine. "The conservative author Peter Schweizer has a major credibility problem, though you wouldn't know it, because this anti-Clinton manifesto is being peddled by some in the media who have essentially reprinted the press...
  • Scott Walker Wins Pennsylvania Conservatives' Straw Poll

    04/20/2015 11:35:15 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 95 replies
    News Max ^ | April 20, 2015 | John Gizzi
    In results that were stunning for several reasons, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was the runaway winner in a "straw poll" of Republican presidential favorites at Pennsylvania’s largest-ever gathering of conservatives, the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference, on Friday and Saturday.With the "straw ballots" counted and released on Saturday, Walker was an easy winner with 91 votes, followed by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz with 58 votes. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum was third with 56 votes.Since the first PLC back in 1989, the group has become the most-attended and most-watched conclave of conservatives in the Keystone State. Fueled by the recent campaigns of...
  • David Koch picks a favorite?

    04/20/2015 11:17:58 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | April 20, 2015 | MJ Lee and Dana Bash
    <p>CNN)Billionaire businessman and powerful Republican donor David Koch wants Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to be the next president but doesn't plan to financially back anyone during the primaries.</p> <p>Koch made the comments Monday at a private gathering hosted by the New York State Republican Party at the Union League Club in Manhattan. They were described to CNN by two attendees who were in the room.</p>
  • New York Times, Washington Post, Fox News strike deals for anti-Clinton research

    04/20/2015 11:06:39 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | April 20, 2015 | By DYLAN BYERS
    The New York Times, The Washington Post and Fox News have made exclusive agreements with a conservative author for early access to his opposition research on Hillary Clinton, a move that has confounded members of the Clinton campaign and some reporters. "Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich" will debut on May 5. But the Times, the Post and Fox have already made arrangements with author Peter Schweizer to pursue some of the material included in his book, which seeks to draw connections between Clinton Foundation donations and...
  • Newly discovered Costa Rican glass frog species is a Kermit look-alike

    04/20/2015 10:49:20 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 26 replies
    Kermit -- everyone's favorite singing and dancing frog might be real. Or, at least a frog that looks like Jim Henson's popular Muppet. The Costa Rican Amphibian Research Center just announced the discovery of a new glass frog species.
  • School under fire for transgender kindergarten lesson

    04/20/2015 10:48:17 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 29 replies
    Education Action Group Foundation ^ | April 20 2015 | Victor Skinner
    Officials at Mitchell Primary School are apologizing after a book about a transgender child was read to most of the school’s K-3 students. Criticism flooded the district after Fox News host Sean Hannity posted about the lesson on his website, prompted by a Mitchell school mother who was angry she wasn’t given advanced warning that teachers were reading students the book “I am Jazz” by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings, the news site reports. The book details the struggles of a child “with a boy’s body and a girl’s brain,” who eventually finds a doctor that tells the family the...
  • The truth about ‘America’s project’

    04/20/2015 10:40:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Al Arabiya News ^ | April 16, 2015 | Eyad Abu Shakra
    With every day that passes, Operation Decisive Storm proves just how necessary, and hence, justifiable it is. The conspirators inside Yemen have made huge investments over the past few years in funding sectarian infrastructures, organizations, logistics, as well as tribal and interest-based relations woven with ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh’s “family-run militia.” The militia that has fought under his banner defends his interests and the interests of those he chooses to befriend today, only to turn on them tomorrow. These investments have been huge and long term. The investors are now well known and for a time this looked like nothing...
  • Eurabia: “50 million Muslims In Europe and 80% are living on welfare”

    04/20/2015 10:35:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 4/20/15 | Pamela Geller
    Following are excerpts from an interview with Egyptian Islamist researcher Ali Abd Al-Aal, which aired on Mayadeen TV on October 12, 2012. Watch it – it’s an eyeopener. TV host Yahya Abu Zakariya: It has become customary for the sheiks preaching in mosques to talk, in their sermons and lectures, about “the infiltrating infidel West,” “the European-Crusader West,” “the abode of infidels and the abode of Islam.” I have presented claims that the Muslims in Andalusia engaged in fornication, homosexuality, and debauchery. Today, if you go to the West and tour the European continent, where there are 50 million Muslims…...
  • Myrna Lee Opsahl, December 13, 1932 – April 21, 1975

    04/20/2015 10:31:51 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 15 replies
    Sacra Pizza Man blog ^ | 4/21/2015 | Sacra Pizza Man
    "Death to the Fascist Insect" Proclaimed the Revolutionary Cohorts of the Symbionese Liberation Army as they Bravely Murdered the Humble Christian Woman, Myrna Lee Opsahl This Day Forty Years Ago.  A photographic exhibition once featured the resolute face of a late 1930s murder suspect as he was marched into a paddy wagon. I ve often searched for that image as an example of dedicated unrepentance. No more. We have the face of Emily Harris and her colleagues in domestic terrorism, waiting in court. We can see arrogant unrepentance, and yet hidden fear in the faces of Myrna's murderers.  Dr. Trygve Opsahl received news of...
  • Why Are Many Former Workers Not Even Applying for Job Openings?

    04/20/2015 10:22:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 4/20/15 | Patrick Tyrrell
    Commentary By Portrait of Patrick Tyrrell Patrick Tyrrell There was good news this month: private-sector job openings rose slightly in February, according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Openings rose to 3.8 percent of all private-sector jobs and the job openings—the highest rate since January 2001. Other data for the month showed the unemployment rate for workers age 25-54 (often called prime age workers) ticked downward to 4.6 percent from 4.8 percent.
  • Incompetence, Mismanagement Plague California’s Obamacare Insurance Exchange

    04/20/2015 10:10:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 4/20/15 | Sharyl Attkisson
    California’s health insurance exchange, established under the Affordable Care Act, has been held out as a national model for Obamacare. In some ways—not all of them good—it is. Whether it’s falling far short of 2015 enrollment goals or sending out 100,000 inaccurate tax forms, Covered California is struggling with its share of challenges. Now, several senior-level officials integral to the launch of Covered California—who enthusiastically support the Affordable Care Act—are speaking about what they view as gross incompetence and mismanagement involving some of the $1 billion federal tax dollars poured into the state effort. ‘Somebody Must Have Been Smoking Something’...
  • We Support TMT

    04/20/2015 10:04:37 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 9 replies
    GoPetition ^ | Apr. 13 , 2015 | Mailani Neal
    In June 2003, the nonprofit Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) Observatory Corporation was founded by a collaboration of organizations: the Association of Canadian Universities for Research in Astronomy, the University of California, and the California Institute of Technology.
  • U.S. trying to restrain Saudi Arabia on deadly Yemen airstrikes

    04/20/2015 10:04:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 4/20/15 | Brian Bennett & W.J. Hennigan
    Washington - Top Obama administration officials have failed for several days to persuade Saudi Arabia’s government to limit the scope of its airstrikes on cities and towns in Yemen, a campaign that authorities said killed nearly 50 people Monday in Sana, the capital. The U.S. effort to restrain the Saudi attacks came as the Pentagon moved the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt and a guided-missile destroyer into waters off Yemen. In all, nine U.S. warships are patrolling near strategic shipping lanes in the Gulf of Aden and the southern Arabian Sea. Officials said the growing armada is meant, in part, to...
  • Chuck Grassley: FBI obstructing Fast and Furious, other probes

    04/20/2015 9:19:20 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 4-20-15 | Kelley Riddell
    The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee accused the FBI on Monday of not cooperating with the Department of Justice’s top watchdog in the investigation of the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal, among others, endangering Congress’s ability to be a check on the administration’s actions
  • South Korea’s prime minister offers to resign amid scandal

    04/20/2015 8:57:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 20, 2015 11:32 PM EDT | Hyung-jin Kim
    South Korea’s prime minister has offered to resign amid a bribery scandal just two months after he took up the country’s No. 2 post, officials said Tuesday, in the latest political crisis to hit President Park Geun-hye. Lee Wan Koo has been at the center of a corruption scandal that flared after a businessman killed himself earlier this month, leaving a memo listing the names of eight high-profile figures he claimed to have bribed. Most of the eight men, including Lee, are considered as close associates of Park. Businessman Sung Wan-jong told a local daily before his death he gave...
  • Nevada Common Core test crashes again on first full day back

    04/20/2015 8:49:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 20, 2015 8:49 PM EDT | Sally Ho
    Nevada schools will have to document at least two attempts if they can’t or won’t finish the troubled Common Core testing, as two other states seemed to bounce back from technical problems that halted the federally mandated assessment process. Last week, testing was stopped in Nevada, Montana and North Dakota after a widespread system crash caused by capacity issues with New Hampshire-based Measured Progress. The company is contracted to administer the tests linked to hotly disputed, federally backed education standards. All three states have since announced plans for school districts that say they can’t or won’t finish the test. …
  • Scott Walker Lays Out Pro American Worker Stance on Immigration

    04/20/2015 8:44:29 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-20-15 | Matthew Boyle
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a likely 2016 GOP presidential candidate, pledged to protect American workers from the economic effects, not only of illegal immigration but also of a massive increase in legal immigration. During an interview with Glenn Beck, Walker became the first declared or potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate to stake out a position on immigration fully in line with that of Senate Judiciary Committee subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest chairman Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL). He also noted that he has been working with Chairman Sessions on the issue to learn more about it. Walker is now...
  • Blue Bell Voluntarily Recalls All Of Its Products Due To Possible Health Risk

    04/20/2015 8:41:41 PM PDT · by kingattax · 64 replies
    News 360 ^ | April 20, 2015
    NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – After concerns about Listeria contamination, Blue Bell Ice Cream has voluntarily recalled ALL of its products currently on the market. The recall includes ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and frozen snacks made at all of its facilities. A press release from the Brenham, Texas-based company say the products “have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.” In the statement Blue Bell CEO and president Paul Kruse said, “We’re committed to doing the...
  • DA says Apple, Google software helps terrorists

    04/20/2015 8:33:09 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 35 replies
    Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Jr. sounded a battle cry Sunday, calling on law-enforcement agencies to battle Apple and Google over software that makes it impossible for authorities to “decrypt” cellphones seized in criminal investigations. The recently rolled-out “upgrades” haven’t attracted much general attention, which means police must start pressing elected officials to roll back the terrorist-friendly software, he said. “Apple has created a phone that is dark, that cannot be accessed by law enforcement even when a court has authorized us to look at its contents,” Vance warned on “The Cats Roundtable” show on WNYM/970 AM. “That’s going to be...
  • REPORT: One of the Koch brothers just revealed which Republican 2016 candidate they support

    04/20/2015 8:32:28 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 62 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 4-20-15 | Colin Campbell
    Two of the most prominent and influential megadonors in the Republican Party reportedly have picked their man in the 2016 presidential race: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R). According to The New York Times, David Koch told a Monday gathering of GOP donors that he and his fellow billionaire brother, Charles Koch, want Walker in the White House. "We will support whoever the candidate is," Koch said at the Manhattan event, according to Times reporter Nick Confessore's sources. "But it should be Scott Walker." The Koch brothers are two of the most free-spending donors in American politics, and they have a...
  • Clinton aide admits they SCREEN 'everyday Americans' for Hillary's campaign events [truncated]

    04/20/2015 8:00:22 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 20, 2015 | David Mortosko
    Full Headline! Clinton aide admits they SCREEN 'everyday Americans' for Hillary's campaign events as some ordinary people in a New Hampshire bakery – the employees! – refuse to shake her hand A Hillary Clinton campaign official explained on Monday why her presidential advisers have brought pre-screened partisans to some events promoted as an opportunity for the former secretary of state to meet with 'everyday Americans.' Just steps away in a Keene, New Hampshire bakery, a few run-of-the-mill people decided they didn't want to be seen with her. 'A few of the staff didn't want to come out to meet Hillary,'...
  • Sec. of State For Hire: Hillary Clinton Made Millions From Foreign Donors In Exchange For "Favors"

    04/20/2015 7:31:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/20/2015 | Tyler Durden
    That the Clintons have made millions of dollars from speaking fees is no secret: just last summer it was revealed that the former president was paid $104.9 million for delivering 542 speeches around the world between January 2001 and January 2013, when Hillary left her job as secretary of state. What is not known, and what will be revealed in a new book "Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich,” by Peter Schweizer, is something far more sinister: foreign entities made payments to the Clinton Foundation and to...
  • Rand Paul soliciting dirt on Clinton Foundation donations

    04/20/2015 7:25:19 PM PDT · by Plummz · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/20/15 8:06 PM EDT | By Nick Gass
    Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is soliciting information about the Clinton Foundation’s acceptance of contributions from foreign governments in his latest move to cast doubt on the former secretary of state’s candidacy.“Do you have additional information about the Clinton Foundation accepting foreign contributions?” a page on Paul’s campaign website reads. Users can then enter their first and last names, along with their ZIP code, email address and the information they have. The form shared by Paul on Sunday via Twitter did not appear to include a secure HTTPS protocol.
  • Iran rejects US call for ‘anywhere, anytime access’ to military sites

    04/20/2015 7:23:24 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 10 replies
    Press TV ^ | Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:37AM
    Iran has rejected a call by US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz for unlimited access of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors to the Islamic Republic’s military sites. In a Monday interview with ISNA news agency, the spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) described Moniz’s demand as “not practical and acceptable.” Behrouz Kamalvandi noted that negotiations aimed at reaching an agreement over Iran’s nuclear program “are still underway,” urging the other side to put forward its views during the talks. Kamalvandi stressed that Tehran will not undertake any commitments beyond “common laws and regulations.” Earlier on Monday,...
  • NEWS ALERT. DICK MORRIS: Obama Sneaking in 'Unrestricted Immigration' in Trade Deal

    04/20/2015 7:22:27 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 18 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | April 20, 2015 | Pam Key
    Monday on Newmax TV’s “America’s Forum,” political commentator Dick Morris said the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPA) fast track being supported by many Republicans has a provision that allows for the “free flow of workers” between countries, essentially creating a backdoor to “unrestricted immigration.” Morris said, “This is huge. I hope everybody listening takes action call your senator about it. If he is a Republican he is voting wrong. “I dont think that people understand that in this deal which is a trade agreement among Australia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Japan, Canada, the United States, Mexico, Peru, and Chile, there’s a provision for free...
  • In blow to water conservation, court rejects San Juan Capistrano's tiered rates

    04/20/2015 6:51:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 39 replies
    latimes.com ^ | Matt Stevens
    In a ruling with major implications for California's water conservation campaign, a state appeals court on Monday ruled that a tiered water rate structure used by the city of San Juan Capistrano to encourage conservation was unconstitutional.. The Orange County city used a rate structure that charged customers who used small amounts of water a lower rate than customers who used larger amounts. But the 4th District Court of Appeal struck down San Juan Capistrano's fee plan, saying it violated voter-approved Proposition 218, which prohibits government agencies from charging more for a service than it costs to provide it. "We...
  • McCain mocks Cruz over guns on bases claim

    04/20/2015 6:39:21 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/20/15 06:55 PM EDT | Martin Matishak
    Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) is mocking Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for claiming he is “pressing” for hearings on allowing U.S. troops to carry private firearms on military installations.“You know, I was fascinated to hear that because I haven’t heard a thing about it from him. Nor has my staff heard from his staff. Where did that come from? I have not a clue,” McCain told reporters on Monday. “I’d be glad to discuss the issue and see if we need a hearing, but it came as a complete surprise to me that he had been pressing...