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  • Ivan Alonzo Samaniego-Valenzuela arrested: Man suspected in 2000 murder case

    07/31/2015 7:08:52 AM PDT · by smartyaz
    abc15 ^ | 7/31/15 | AP
    Authorities say 38-year-old Ivan Alonzo Samaniego-Valenzuela was arrested by an Arizona Department of Corrections officer in Tucson under an outstanding warrant from 2002. Authorities say Samaniego-Valenzuela is accused of fatally shooting Juan Salazar on May 10, 2000 at a Phoenix hotel. Phoenix police say the two men got into an argument before shots were fired.
  • Samuel DuBose: body-camera video shows 360-degree view of police killing

    07/31/2015 7:03:21 AM PDT · by Conscience of a Conservative · 5 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 31, 2015 | The Guardian
    A synced-up video of body camera footage from three University of Cincinnati police officers – Ray Tensing, Phillip Kidd and David Lindenschimdt – reveals the dramatic aftermath of the police shooting of a 43-year-old unarmed black man. It shows that both officers were behind Tensing at the time he shot DuBose, but both backed claims the officer had been 'dragged'. These claims were used to justify the shooting, but were later dismissed as false by the county prosecutor who charged Tensing with murder. Kidd and Lindenschimdt have also been placed on leave
  • Empower VA Secretary to Act, Then Require Him To

    07/31/2015 7:01:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | July 30, 2015 | Rep Martha Roby
    In has been almost a year since the director of the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System was firedafter numerous reports of mismanagement and malfeasance were exposed. Among them: · Manipulation of veteran patient scheduling data was pervasive, as a national-high of more than 57 percent of employees reported that managers instructed them to change appointment times to artificially hide chronically long waits; · More than 1000 patient X-Rays, some showing malignancies, went missing for months and years; · A pulmonologist was caught twice falsifying more than 1200 patient records, but somehow given a satisfactory review; · An employee took...
  • Defense Department authorizes arms for military recruiters

    07/31/2015 6:53:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 7/30/2015 | Bob Unruh
    A new report says the U.S. military is authorizing service members who are at remote locations – such as a recruitment center – to be armed, even if they’re not in law enforcement. In fact, a military spokesman said commanders already had the authority to “arm qualified troops at recruiting and other off-base sites.” Whether that’s a clarification of existing authority or an expansion, the protocol certainly now is being emphasized that the U.S. military needs to be aware of “the continuing threat to DoD personnel in the U.S. homeland posed by Homegrown Violent Extremists.” According to a report at...
  • Asymmetrical Politics: Republicans Act Like an Unruly Mob, Democrats Like a Regimented Army

    07/31/2015 6:52:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | Michael Barone
    As the presidential campaign heats up, and we head into the first debate among the 16 declared Republican candidates, there is an asymmetry between the two political parties. Republican voters have been seething with discontent toward their party's officeholders and have not become enchanted with any one of 15 more or less conventional politicians who are running. Democratic voters support their officeholders with lockstep loyalty and seem untroubled by the serious flaws of their party's clear frontrunner. This asymmetry helps explain some otherwise puzzling things. One is why polls have continued for several years to show the Republican Party being...
  • TRUMP MANIFESTO TO HIT STREET ON SAME DAY AS DEBATE...

    07/31/2015 6:47:46 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 18 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | July 31, 2015 | Drudge
    TRUMP MANIFESTO TO HIT STREET ON SAME DAY AS DEBATE…
  • Man behind Planned Parenthood videos speaks out

    07/31/2015 6:46:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    CNN NEWS/Youtube ^ | Jul 31, 2015 | CNN NEWS
    Man behind Planned Parenthood videos speaks out David Daleiden of the Center For Medical Progress defends his organization's release of controversial videos about Planned Parenthood. VIDEO ONLY ON LINK
  • Hillary Clinton knocks Jeb Bush's 'right to rise' at Urban League speech

    07/31/2015 6:45:48 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/31/15 | Ashley Killough and Dan Merica
    Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton come from the highest political pedigree in the United States. And despite the battles their two families have fought against each other, members of the Clintons and the Bushes have formed inextricable bonds. But politics is politics, so when Clinton took the stage on Friday at the National Urban League conference in Fort Lauderdale - just minutes before Bush would address the same audience -- the former secretary of state leveled some of her most direct attacks against the former Florida governor. "I don't think you can credibly say that everyone has a right to...
  • Car crashes into U.S. Capitol barricade

    07/31/2015 6:43:52 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 11 replies
    WJLA 7 ^ | July 31 | Staff
    WASHINGTON (WJLA) — A car has crashed into the South Barricade of the U.S. Capitol Building, according to U.S. Capitol Police. The driver, who is the only occupant of the car, is in custody. Police say the car did not enter the secure perimeter.
  • China is asking for stock trading records from Chinese and foreign brokerages .... shorting stocks

    07/31/2015 6:42:41 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2015/07/31 | Michelle Price, Pete Sweeney
    China is asking for stock trading records from Chinese and foreign brokerages to find investors who are shorting stocks Michelle Price, Pete Sweeney Today at 6:06 PM HONG KONG/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China is asking foreign and Chinese-owned brokerages in Hong Kong and Singapore to hand over stock trading records, sources with direct knowledge of the requests told Reuters, extending its pursuit of investors shorting Chinese stocks to overseas jurisdictions. Three sources at Chinese brokerages and two at foreign financial institutions said the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) had sought to identify traders and investors who had taken net short positions,...
  • Court: German spy agency need not give info on NSA list

    07/31/2015 6:39:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 31, 2015 8:03 AM EDT
    A German federal court has ruled that the country’s spy agency is under no obligation to divulge to the media a list of names compiled from search terms provided to it by the U.S. National Security Agency. A newspaper publisher sought an injunction forcing the Germany agency, the BND, to disclose information about what German companies and citizens were on the list after the spy agency refused to answer questions. …
  • Can The Black Vote Win Jeb Bush The Presidency?

    07/31/2015 6:38:57 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    National Journal ^ | 7/30/15 | S.V. DÁTE
    Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Jeb Bush … together in the biggest swing state … hoping to win over a crucial minority group that could determine the presidency. No, you didn't somehow hibernate through 15 months and wake up on the eve of the 2016 general election. Still, if the two favorites manage to secure their respective parties' nominations, what attendees hear from them Friday morning at the National Urban League Conference could provide a preview to a key battle next November. While the question of whether Republicans can win back enough Latino voters to capture the White House has...
  • POLLING DECEPTIONS FROM H3LL

    07/31/2015 6:34:43 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 7-31-15 | Michael Voris
    This one is so over the top, it makes you wonder if you’re the only sane one left. If you don’t understand anything about how the information cycle of deception works in the Luciferian media, understand this: It is highly organized and purpose-driven. Case in point: as the Culture of the Demonic started getting threatened in the public eye, the whole machinery of that culture fired up — again. The story: Planned Parenthood and it’s macabre gruesome practice of killing children in the womb and dismembering the little corpses in such a way so as to preserve intact what they could later sell to biomedical companies. How is...
  • Jon Stewart, Reagan-Mocking Obama Hack

    07/31/2015 6:33:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    In November of 2002, Washington Post reporter-editor Bob Woodward unveiled excerpts of his latest book, "Bush at War," and created a big stir by revealing that Fox News boss Roger Ailes had sent a "back-channel message" to the Bush White House shortly after 9/11. He had insisted the president talk tough against the terrorists. The liberal media seized on this report as proof that the Fox News Channel was a tool of George W. Bush (or maybe it was that Bush was a tool of Fox). But all Ailes had done was encourage the president to rally the country after...
  • Scarborough: Media Bias Worst On Issue of Abortion

    07/31/2015 6:32:25 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough chose to couch his criticism in exculpatory explanation, claiming that reporters "try to be as fair as possible" and that their bias is "unintended." But Scarborough's bottom line was still this: that media bias is at its worst when it comes to the issue of abortion. Speaking on today's Morning Joe, Scarborough took his critique a significant step further, asserting that if a conservative group were caught doing what Planned Parenthood has done, "there would be indictments already going down." View the video here.
  • Jeb Bush Sat On Board Of Philanthropy That Gave Millions To Planned Parenthood

    07/31/2015 6:32:00 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/30/15 | Kerry Pickett
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush was one of the directors of a charity that gave tens of millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood, LifeSiteNews first reported. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush was one of the directors of a charity that gave tens of millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood, LifeSiteNews first reported. Named a founding director to the tax-exempt Bloomberg Family Foundation in 2010, Bush sat on the board until the end of 2014 when he began to prepare for his presidential run. Bloomberg Philanthropies announced in March of 2014, while Bush was still on the board, it was giving...
  • U.S. intelligence assessment focuses on cockpit activities of MH370

    07/31/2015 6:28:44 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | 2015/07/30 | Evan Perez
    U.S. intelligence assessment focuses on cockpit activities of MH370 By Evan Perez, CNN Justice Reporter Updated 2359 GMT (0659 HKT) July 30, 2015 (CNN)—A preliminary assessment by U.S. intelligence agencies, produced in the wake of the MH370 disaster, suggested it was likely someone in the cockpit deliberately caused the aircraft's movements to go off course before the Malaysian airliner disappeared. Two U.S. officials briefed on the matter said the assessment, which was not intended for public release, was prepared months ago and was solely based on available satellite and other evidence, and not based on more detailed findings by investigators....
  • Reed, Whitehouse seek end to 'default' gun sales

    07/31/2015 6:21:31 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 14 replies
    U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse are calling on gun dealers to stop selling firearms to people who haven't yet passed a complete background check. The Rhode Island Democrats are joined by 11 other senators in signing a letter to three large retailers that sell firearms and the National Shooting Sports Foundation, asking them to stop "default" sales of guns, which risk selling to people who shouldn't possess guns. The letter references the recent mass shooting and murders of nine people at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. The accused gunman had bought the .45 caliber handgun before...
  • Trashing Trump: Why the pundits are now eating their words

    07/31/2015 6:21:21 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 8 replies
    Media Buzz Fox News ^ | July 31, 2015 | Howard Kurtz
    For a deep dive on how the mainstream media have utterly mishandled Donald Trump’s candidacy, there is no better place to start than Chris Cillizza. The Washington Post’s “Fix” columnist is a seasoned political observer, MSNBC contributor and certifiably nice guy. And for a journalist who isn’t a bomb-thrower, he has also been unrelentingly hostile to Trump (now known as the Republican front-runner). Now, with Trump leading in a plethora of polls, Cillizza, to his credit, is admitting he was wrong, both in print and on the air. Trump “has quite clearly tapped into a populist message that plenty of...
  • Shocking Complaint Filed Against PP Clinic Involves 13-Year-Old Girl Who Was Allegedly Raped...

    07/31/2015 6:17:50 AM PDT · by surroundedbyblue · 6 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 07/31/2015 | Billy Hallowell
    A conservative legal firm filed a complaint with the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies on Wednesday on behalf of Colorado Family Action, a religious advocacy group, alleging that a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic failed to learn of and report the sexual abuse of a 13-year-old girl, and performed an abortion in 2012 without notifying her parent. The complaint filed by the Alliance Defending Freedom alleges that the teen was sexually abused by her stepfather, who raped her and brought her to the Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood clinic for an abortion — the same clinic that is the focus of a...
  • Report: C. African Republic Muslims forced to convert [to Catholicism, says Amnesty International]

    07/31/2015 6:15:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 31, 2015 8:42 AM EDT | Carley Petesch
    Muslims in the western part of Central African Republic are being forced to hide their religion or convert to Christianity under threat of death, Amnesty International said Friday. […] Widespread human rights abuses committed by Seleka led to the formation of a Christian militia known as the anti-Balaka, who have targeted Muslims and sent tens of thousands fleeing to neighboring countries. Muslims told Amnesty International they’ve been forced to convert or hide practices. “We had no choice but to join the Catholic Church. The anti-balaka swore they’d kill us if we didn’t,” said a 23-year-old man in the Sangha-Mbaere prefecture,...
  • Obama’s Egypt Policy Breeds Terrorism

    07/31/2015 6:10:17 AM PDT · by A Vaster RightWing Conspirator · 5 replies
    consortiumnews.com ^ | July 29, 2015 | Jonathan Marshall
    Last year, Robert Kagan became one of the first neoconservatives to break with conservatives in Congress, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and the Netanyahu regime to warn about prospects for “a new Egyptian jihadist movement brought into existence by the military’s crackdown.” “To Israel, which has never supported democracy anywhere in the Middle East except Israel, the presence of a brutal military dictatorship bent on the extermination of Islamism is not only tolerable but desirable,” Kagan wrote. But “In Egypt, U.S. interests and Israel’s perceptions of its own interests sharply diverge. If one believes that any hope for moderation...
  • Navy officer confirms he shot at Abdulazeez with his personal weapon

    07/31/2015 6:07:20 AM PDT · by don-o · 24 replies
    Chattanooga Times Free Press ^ | July 31, 2015 | Shelly Bradbury
    When Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez attacked the U.S. Naval and Marine Reserve Center on July 16 with a handgun and an assault rifle, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Tim White opened fire. White used his personal weapon to try to fend off Abdulazeez, he confirmed to the Times Free Press on Thursday. Abdulazeez killed four Marines and a Navy specialist in the brazen daytime attack. White, who has served in the Navy for 13 years, moved to Chattanooga in April with his wife and six kids — and a seventh on the way. As the commanding officer at the center, White is limited...
  • FBI: Suspect in Montana shooting says victim laughed at him (Obama's America - disgusting)

    07/31/2015 6:07:17 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 15 replies
    AP via Yahoo.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | Matt Volz
    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An 18-year-old Wyoming man accused of robbing and shooting three members of a family after asking for roadside help told investigators he opened fire after one of the victims laughed at him, an FBI agent said in a court filing Thursday. Jason Shane, 51, and Tana Shane, 47, died in the Wednesday shooting in the small town of Pryor, FBI spokesman Todd Palmer told The Associated Press. Their daughter, 26-year-old Jorah Shane, was shot in the back when she tried to run away, and she is recovering in a Billings hospital, the woman's aunt, Ada Shane,...
  • I Am Not a Mother, and You Are Not An American

    07/31/2015 6:03:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 30, 2015 | S.E Cupp
    Among the many words you might use to describe me -- some of which would likely hurt my parents' feelings and I'm certain aren't fit for print -- there are a few that I imagine would be fairly uncontroversial. "Mother" being one. "American" being another. You might also call me "healthy." That is, until you saw my morning hip-cracking performance. But a guide to "bias-free language" posted on the University of New Hampshire's website (until it was taken down recently) deems these words and hundreds of others problematic. That's right -- the preferred term is "parenting," not "mothering" or "fathering."...
  • Etihad's new luxury option makes first class look like economy (UAE airline)

    07/31/2015 6:00:10 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    FORTUNE ^ | JULY 28, 2015 | Michal Addady
    Etihad's "The Residence" cabin Etihad Airways unveils their new Residence option, which far exceeds all other luxury flight experiences Planning a trip to Abu Dhabi? Forget first class and book Etihad Airways’ new “Residence” option for a mere $32,000, only 26 times the economy saver price. Scoff at the price all you want, Average Joe, but apparently the Residence is a hit. After six years of development, Etihad sold their first ticket within hours after announcing this new option in March. It will be available on New York-Abu Dhabi flights starting December 1, when they switch from Boeing 777 to...
  • Jeb Bush supported Planned Parenthood before he opposed it; Bush campaign response added

    07/31/2015 5:55:26 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 5 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 30, 2015 | by Dustin Siggins
    In the world of politics, flip-flopping is an art. Unfortunately for Jeb Bush, he’s clearly not much of an artist. From LifeSiteNews bureau chief Ben Johnson: Until the eve of his presidential campaign, Jeb Bush was director of a philanthropy that gave tens of millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood and financed its advocacy of “unrestricted access to abortion” around the world. The charity also approved money to global abortion providers while he sat on its board. In 2010, Jeb was named one of the founding directors of the Bloomberg Family Foundation, established as a tax-exempt foundation to advance the...
  • SHOCK: Bernie Sanders Against Open Borders: "Would Substantially Lower Wages"

    07/31/2015 5:53:45 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 16 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | July 31, 2015 | RealClearPolitics
    Bernie Sanders shows he is actually to the right of some in his own party and some in the GOP when it comes to illegal immigrants and the system that shuffles them in and out of the country... At a event hosted by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Democratic candidate for president Sen. Bernie Sanders made it clear he is against open borders because it drives down the wages of American workers. Responding to the criticism he received from Hispanic groups after an interview with Ezra Klein of Vox earlier this week where he made similar...
  • "Lone Wolf" or Jihadi?

    07/31/2015 5:51:00 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 6 replies
    Center for Security Policy ^ | 31 July 15 | Christopher Holton
    14 years ago America sent its military heroes overseas to defend us from Jihad. Today, local police officers and sheriff’s deputies are being tasked with protecting military personnel and installations here in the United States from Jihad. This is a profound shift in the nature of the war which is, unfortunately, lost on the vast majority of Americans, including our elected and appointed officials. The global Jihadist insurgency has clearly become embedded in America and it is likely to get worse before it gets better. And the tip of the spear in this phase of the war is not our...
  • Get Off Huckabee's Back

    07/31/2015 5:45:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2016 | Mark Davis
    If Mike Huckabee was looking for a way to dislodge Donald Trump from the front of the cable news agenda, he found it. But was it wise to use his own blunt language to draw attention to his distaste for the Iran nuclear deal? In describing his fervent belief that the proposed Iran deal is dangerous to Israelis, he said it would “march them to the door of the ovens,” a very provocative reference to Holocaust concentration camps. Reaction was swift. Democrats predictably attacked it, but so did some of his GOP competition, seeking any opportunity to damage a rival....
  • With Apologies To Donald Trump For the Crazy ‘Nativist’ Rant of Cardinal Dolan

    07/31/2015 5:44:14 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/30/15 | Father Marcel Guarnizo
    This week, Cardinal Timothy Dolan took to the New York Daily News to write an incoherent and defamatory political hit piece against Donald Trump. As a Catholic priest, I can only say it is embarrassing to have a Cardinal so blatantly and unfairly trying to associate Mr. Trump with the worst kinds of racism imaginable. I offer an apology on behalf of so many Catholics who are outraged by the dirty politics of Cardinal Dolan. Ever so “cleverly,” Dolan makes clear that in his opinion Trump is the revival of nativism, “an organized, white, Protestant antagonism towards the Catholic immigrant,”...
  • DEM CONGRESSMAN: WITH SANCTIONS RELIEF, IRAN CAN JUST BUY A NUKE FROM NORTH KOREA

    07/31/2015 5:42:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 08/01/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    There are a whole lot of things with Obama's Iran deal and even Democrats are pointing out some of the absurdities of it. REP. BRAD SHERMAN (D-CA): I talked to [President Obama] about a host of things. One concern I have is whether Iran will simply be able to purchase a bomb from North Korea. This deal will give them $56 billion. Iran has already spent over $100 billion on the program because what it wants is indigenous weapons technology that it can develop and export without having to rely on a crazy dictator in North Korea, but if it...
  • KERRY: IRAN'S "DEATH TO AMERICA" DOESN'T MEAN THEY WANT TO KILL US

    07/31/2015 5:39:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 08/01/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Secretary of State John Kerry is still seeking a nuanced explanation for Iran's government saying, "Death to America". He called the Iranian government's cries of "Death to America" "not helpful" and suggested that the Supreme Leader might not really mean it. And now Kerry would like to emphasize that aside from the "Death to America" chants and the nuclear bombs and constant threats of war, at no time was he made aware of an Iranian plan to destroy America. When Kerry appeared before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday to defend the Iran nuclear agreement, Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas)...
  • Airline responds to WTAE airplane investigation with text messages (fleecing the taxpayers)

    07/31/2015 5:38:18 AM PDT · by surroundedbyblue · 10 replies
    WTAE Pittsburgh ^ | 07/30/2015 | Beau Berman
    PITTSBURGH, Pa. —The airline Sun Air Express maintains the Essential Air Service is truly essential after a WTAE investigation raised questions about the program’s validity. Pennsylvania taxpayers funding nearly empty $29... A federal program that enables low-cost commercial flights from Pittsburgh on almost empty aircraft every day is being funded by taxpayers, paying for the trips of ghost planes to locations that are easily drivable. More Essential Air Service (EAS) is a federally funded program started in 1978 by congress, to ensure commercial flights to small communities. VIDEO: Watch Beau Berman's update This year, the program received more than $260...
  • OBAMA SPENT $7 BILLION TO BRING ELECTRICITY TO AFRICA, FAILED MISERABLY

    07/31/2015 5:37:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 08/01/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    You can take any Obama policy and boil it down to "Billions wasted" and "ultimately unsuccessful". One of his lesser known plans involved electrifying Africa. You can guess how that went. When President Barack Obama made his first presidential visit to Kenya over the weekend, he visited not just his ancestral home, but one of the target countries in his $7 billion signature foreign aid initiative, Power Africa. Launched in 2013, Power Africa aims to boost electricity access in Sub-Saharan Africa. The initiative has prioritized expanding the continent’s capacity to generate electricity, with an additional focus on small-scale renewable...
  • The 21st Century: The Golden Age of Being Offended

    07/31/2015 5:34:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/01/2015 | by Frank J. Fleming
    I am angry all the time. I am constantly upset to the point that I can’t eat and can barely sleep. Just the sight of other people laughing fills me with painful rage. Because that’s how tolerant I am. We are in a golden age of progressivism. We are hurtling to new frontiers of tolerance and understanding that not even the most fevered imagination could have conceived of a decade ago. And that’s because we’ve unlocked the core of progressivism, the sine qua non of people of all races, ethnicities, genders, sexual preferences, and categories yet to be added getting...
  • With Republicans Like These

    07/31/2015 5:33:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2016 | Erick Erickson
    The Export-Import Bank is the height of crony capitalism. The bank uses taxpayer subsidies to make it possible for some American companies to sell their manufactured wares overseas at a lower price. It leads to absurd results like Boeing being able to sell its planes to foreign airliners at a cheaper rate than American aviation companies can buy them. There have been indictments and charges of corruption galore related to the Export-Import Bank. It disrupts the free market, wastes taxpayer dollars and is overwhelmingly unpopular with Republicans and even some Democrats. But Washington lobbyists love it, and they have been...
  • The thing about flat stock markets [The Market Is Running Out of Breath & Breadth]

    07/31/2015 5:30:56 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 7 replies
    Fortune ^ | July 30, 2015 | oshua Brown
    Flat markets, like the one we are in right now, do not suggest any particular outcome when the S&P 500 finally breaks out of its slumber. You might have looked at your last brokerage statement and wondered why you’re no longer seeing the asset balance increasing like it had been. You may have taken a glance at your 401(k) the other day and wondered why it’s barely budged since Thanksgiving, excluding the contributions you’ve been making every two weeks. You’re not crazy. The U.S. stock market has essentially gone nowhere... [snip] Market watchers have noted that the trading range (difference...
  • Hillary Clinton: As honest and trustworthy as Donald Trump

    07/31/2015 5:28:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/01/2015 | By Chris Cillizza
    Hillary Clinton has a problem. In a new Quinnipiac University national poll, more than one in three voters say that the most important trait they are looking for in a 2016 candidate is being "honest and trustworthy." Almost six in ten of those polled said that Hillary Clinton lacks those two traits. Uh oh. Clinton's problems with the honest/trustworthy question is not new. As I wrote back in April: There's a widespread belief in her capability to do the job she is running for. There's also widespread distrust in her personally. People admire her but don't know if she's honest....
  • Maine Leads Nation in Food Stamp Reduction

    07/31/2015 5:28:49 AM PDT · by Steven Scharf · 5 replies
    The Maine Wire ^ | July 30, 2015 | Patrick Marvin
    The Maine Wire Maine Leads Nation in Food Stamp Reduction By Patrick Marvin July 30, 2015 According to recently released data from the U.S.D.A, Maine is leading the nation with its reduction in the number of individuals who are utilizing the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as the food stamp program. Between April 2014 and April 2015, 12.4% fewer individuals participated in the food stamp program in Maine, the highest percent reduction of any state in that time frame. Maine’s 12.4% reduction represents a decrease of approximately 28,000 individuals who are no longer enrolled in the program which...
  • Desperate Dems Recycle Planned Parenthood's Mammogram Lie

    07/31/2015 5:17:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    The gruesome hits keep coming for the baby butchers of Planned Parenthood. President Obama and his top health officials have one last-ditch response left: Quick, hide behind the imaginary mammogram machine! As more graphic, money-grubbing undercover videos of Planned Parenthood's for-profit aborted baby parts racket emerge thanks to the investigative work of the Center for Medical Progress, desperate Democrats are in full deflection mode. U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Mathews Burwell defended federal funding for Planned Parenthood this week by invoking the women's health shield. "What I think is important is that our HHS funding is focused...
  • Donald Trump offered access to the Republican National Committee's Voter File

    07/31/2015 5:06:13 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 16 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 30, 2015 | Jon Ward
    The Republican National Committee has offered to share its voter file with Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and is waiting to hear back from the businessman’s still assembling operation. Trump announced his candidacy on June 16. The RNC reached out soon after to offer its voter file — which has the names, voting history and consumer data on roughly 250 million Americans — to the Trump campaign. The Trump campaign’s attorneys are reviewing the data-sharing agreement, which has been offered to all and signed by 11 of the 17 Republican presidential candidates, and hope to return it to the RNC this...
  • U.S. DESTROYERS SHELL JAPANESE CITY; NAVY PLANES HIT 60 HONSHU AIRFIELDS (7/31/45)

    07/31/2015 4:59:05 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 11 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 7/31/45 | W.H. Lawrence, Frank L. Kluckhohn, Raymond Daniell, Benjamin Fine, Sydney Gruson, more
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  • Is Obama taking Hillary out?

    07/31/2015 4:54:44 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 31, 2015 | Monica Crowley
    Here’s how it’s likely going down: The Clintons and the Obamas have a long history of bad blood, dating to the 2008 primary race. After Mr. Obama creamed her, he offered her the plum gig of secretary of state. Friends close, enemies closer. She tried to get her dirty tricks consigliere, Sidney Blumenthal, a top position in the State Department, which Mr. Obama pointedly denied. So she hired him anyway through the Clinton Foundation. Through Mr. Blumenthal, she was fed all kinds of intelligence on global hotpots such as Libya, much of it inaccurate, as she circumvented traditional government communication...
  • Boehner’s Health Policy Director is Sister of StemExpress Founder

    07/31/2015 4:53:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 17 Jul 2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The founder of StemExpress, the private company that has engaged with Planned Parenthood in the sale of aborted baby body parts, is the younger sister of the health policy director of House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH). The founder and CEO of StemExpress is Cate Dyer, the younger sister of Charlotte Ivancic, Boehner’s health policy director, as originally observed at the conservative site ForAmerica. In response to Breitbart News’ request for comment, Emily Schillinger, Boehner’s press secretary, said, “Charlotte Ivancic is a dedicated public servant who enjoys the utmost respect among her peers and Members of Congress. She has the...
  • (Breaking News!) U.S. Intel fears hundreds of secrets leaked in Hillary's e-mails.

    07/31/2015 4:41:19 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 48 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 31, 2015
    The U.S. intelligence community is bracing for the possibility that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private email account contains hundreds of revelations of classified information from spy agencies and is taking steps to contain any damage to national security, according to documents and interviews Thursday. The top lawmakers on the House and Senate intelligence committee have been notified in recent days that the extent of classified information on Mrs. Clinton’s private email server was likely far more extensive than the four emails publicly acknowledged last week as containing some sensitive spy agency secrets. A U.S. official directly familiar...
  • Russia Mistral: France 'agrees warship compensation'

    07/31/2015 4:37:22 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    BBC News ^ | Jul 31 2015
    France has agreed to pay compensation to Russia for cancelling the sale of two warships, a Russian official says. France stopped the sale after the outbreak of the conflict in eastern Ukraine, where Russia is accused of backing separatist rebels. The Mistral contract was worth €1.2bn (£843m; $1.3bn). Russia made an advance payment of about €840m. The first of two helicopter carriers - the Vladivostok - was supposed to be delivered to Russia in November 2014. "The negotiations are completely finished, everything has already been decided, both the time-frame and the amount," said Vladimir Kozhin, an aide to Russian President...
  • Judge Blasts State Dept's Email Delays("Least Ambitious Bureaucrats Could Do This")

    07/31/2015 4:35:47 AM PDT · by Liz · 3 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 7/30/15 | MORGAN CHALFANT
    A federal judge blasted the State Department during a court hearing Wednesday about the government agency’s lack of response to Freedom of Information Act requests having to do with documents from Hillary Clinton and her staff. Politico reported that U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon balked at State’s inability to produce about 60 emails demanded in one particular FOIA request, saying, “Now, any person should be able to review that in one day–one day. Even the least ambitious bureaucrat could do this.” The judge, like Clinton critics, suggested that the government agency is protecting its former secretary of state by...
  • Planned Parenthood Intl's $100 million USAID/State Dept pkg (Clinton Foundation cashes in)

    07/31/2015 4:29:39 AM PDT · by Liz · 2 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 7/30/15 | BILL McMIORRIS
    Planned Parenthood lobbied the Department of State many times during Hillary Clinton’s tenure there and received tens of millions of dollars from foreign policy agencies over the past few years, according to a new report. As secretary of state, Clinton attacked the Mexico City Policy, which bans federal funding of abortion overseas. Her husband revoked the policy during his administration and President Obama lifted the ban upon taking office in 2009. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), which is tied to the State Department, steered more than $100 million in funding to Planned Parenthood, its international affiliates, and...
  • Did You Ever Notice the Asterisk on Your Social Security Statement?

    07/31/2015 4:12:00 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | July 31, 2015 | Myra Adams
    While engaging in the mundane task of gathering financial statements for a “secure retirement” meeting with my husband’s and my adviser, this Baby Boomer stumbled upon documented proof that our nation does not have the guts to confront one of its most serious economic problems. The realization came when I pulled from my files a document statement innocently titled, “Your Social Security Statement.”