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  • Yes,Drudge Report Is Still The Mac Daddy

    01/30/2015 4:59:07 AM PST · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 30, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    On Thursday, The Daily Beast, which does not determine the news cycle, tut-tutted the influence of the Drudge Report—which does.
  • Seen the light? Ohio Gov. Kasich says Bible supports Obamacare

    01/30/2015 4:50:18 AM PST · by dontreadthis · 13 replies
    OHIO WATCHDOG.ORG ^ | January 29, 2015 | Jason Hart
    Matthew 25 includes a call for more entitlement spending and provides biblical justification for Obamacare, or so says Ohio Gov. John Kasich. Promoting Obamacare in South Dakota, Montana and several national interviews last week, Kasich touted the Bible chapter’s depiction of judgment based on individual charity as a sweeping endorsement of government programs for the poor. Kasich, a Republican, campaigned against Obamacare in 2010, saying the law’s Medicaid expansion would “stick states with large and unsustainable costs.” He unilaterally implemented the Obamacare Medicaid expansion in 2013. The Obamacare expansion puts able-bodied, working-age adults with no dependent children on Medicaid at...
  • The Ghosts of Auschwitz in the Muslim World

    01/30/2015 4:47:52 AM PST · by Biggirl
    frontpagemag.com ^ | January 30, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    In exile in Argentina, the world’s most wanted man was writing a defense of the indefensible. He rejected “so-called Western culture” whose bible “expressly established that everything sacred came from the Jews.”Instead he looked to the “large circle of friends, many millions of people” whose good opinion of his crimes he wanted.
  • Romney to provide update to supporters on potential 2016 run

    01/30/2015 4:31:22 AM PST · by iowamark · 6 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 1/30/2015 | Reuters
    Republican Mitt Romney is to give an update to his supporters on Friday on whether he should run for president a third time in 2016 amid signs he has yet to convince some financial backers as to why he should take the plunge again. A former staffer, who asked to remain unidentified, said a conference call with Romney was expected to be held at mid-morning on Friday, and that he might give a signal as to which way he was leaning. Romney for the past three weeks has been seeking traction for another presidential run after he was defeated by...
  • Castro Is Now Issuing Demands On U.S. -- Well Done, Mr. Obama

    01/30/2015 4:11:36 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 13 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 01/29/2015 | IBD Staff
    Foreign Policy: Soon after President Obama announced plans to normalize relations with Cuba, Sen. Marco Rubio called him the worst negotiator since Jimmy Carter. Cuban officials are now proving Rubio right.
  • German carnival drops Charlie Hebdo-inspired float after Paris attack

    01/30/2015 3:52:26 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 12 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Jan 29, 2015 | Matthias Inveradi (Reuters)
    A German carnival has dropped plans to build a "Charlie Hebdo" float with a cartoonist forcing a pencil into the barrel of a terrorist's gun, after receiving messages from locals worried about safety if the float went on show. * snip * The Charlie Hebdo-inspired float had been chosen through an Internet vote.
  • Watch Obama Joke About ‘Deflategate’ Ahead of Sunday’s Super Bowl

    01/30/2015 3:18:52 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Time "News" magazine ^ | 1/30/15 | Helen Regan
    ....Obama weighed into the ‘deflategate’ controversy by cracking a few jokes ahead of Sunday’s Super Bowl. Speaking at the annual House Democratic retreat in Philadelphia on Thursday, Obama called on any supporters of the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks to keep it clean.....
  • Suge Knight Suspected in Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash in Compton

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

    01/30/2015 2:28:10 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 6 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | Jan. 29, 2015, 11:27 p.m. | Maxim Tucker
    DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine – Trails of fire lit up the sky as rockets blazed towards their targets, bright flashes visible for miles around when they hit in the fading light. Fighting for Debaltseve’s strategic crossroads and rail junction grew ever more intense on Jan. 29, despite the declaration of a “humanitarian corridor” to allow civilians to safely flee from a city that had 25,000 residents before the war. Explosions could be heard thundering through the fields either side of the main road just minutes after a four-vehicle convoy – three coaches and one minibus packed with civilians – passed the last...
  • BSO: 6-Month Investigation Leads To Arrest Of Juvenile Gang Leader [10 Gangsters...]

    01/30/2015 2:19:43 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 1/29/15
    ....17-year-old Wisdom Williams was arrested in Hallandale Beach on outstanding warrants for burglary, aggravated assault and resistance..... ........It’s believed there are 100 members of the gang and that they are responsible for 100 burglaries. “They’re a group of kids, young adults breaking into houses stealing from us while we’re at work and school,” said BSO Lt. Steve Feeley.
  • Police arrest teenage 'hacker' gunman who stormed Dutch TV station (truncated)

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

    01/29/2015 11:12:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/29/15 | Jim Hoft
    BREAKING: TALIBAN CLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY FOR MURDER OF THREE AMERICANS AT KABUL AIRPORT On Wednesday White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz argued that the Taliban is not a terrorist group, but instead an “armed insurgency.” On Thursday White House Spokesman Josh Earnest doubled-down on the idiocy. Earnest told reporters: “They have a different classification. They have a classification that does allow us to place financial concessions against them that have succeeded in limiting their capability. They’ve been effective. And that is different than an organization like Al-Qaeda that has much broader global aspiration to carry out acts of violence and...
  • Mercedes selects AM General(South Bend) to make SUVs in the US

    01/29/2015 10:55:05 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 13 replies
    FOX ^ | 1-28-2015 | AP
    Military and commercial vehicle maker AM General will start making Mercedes-Benz SUVs this summer under a new, multi-year contract with the German automaker. AM General will make the R-Class SUV at its commercial vehicle plant in Mishawaka, Indiana. The R-Class, which comes with six or seven seats, was briefly sold in the U.S. but has been sold exclusively in China since 2013. Mercedes doesn't release sales numbers for individual models in China, but in a presentation last year the company said it sold 12,700 R-Class SUVs in 2013. Mercedes says it needs to move production of the R-Class from its...
  • Multiple news outlets reporting Pa. Treasurer Rob McCord subject of investigation

    01/29/2015 10:29:51 PM PST · by prisoner6 · 17 replies
    PennLive.com ^ | January 29, 2015 | Jan Murphy
    State Treasurer Rob McCord's unexpected announcement on Thursday of his resignation, effective Feb. 12, gave rise to speculation about what brought it about so suddenly. Then within hours after issuing a news release saying he was returning to the private sector after having achieved all of his goals as treasurer, three media outlets cited anonymous sources confirming that McCord is under federal investigation. Philadelphia TV station WPVI reported that McCord was being investigated for alleged theft of campaign and other funds. The Morning Call in Allentown subsequently confirmed that report and also reported that the probe has been going on...
  • The slums of Davos

    01/29/2015 9:54:55 PM PST · by aquila48 · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | January 27, 2015 | Fareed Zakaria
    Video - A fake slum was built in Davos at the gathering of the ultra rich so they could experience poverty first hand during a break from their 7-star vacation.
  • Plaintiffs in same-sex marriage case get $520,000 for legal fees

    01/29/2015 9:22:45 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 6 replies
    richmond.com ^ | 1-29-15 | RTD
    The state will pay the plaintiffs who successfully challenged the state’s ban on same-sex marriage $520,000 for their legal costs under a settlement the Attorney General’s Office announced Thursday. The law entitles the plaintiffs to recover their legal costs because they prevailed in the case. The plaintiffs’ claim for approximately $1.74 million in legal fees has been settled for a 70 percent reduction from their original claim, according to the Attorney General’s Office. The settlement lists four plaintiffs: Timothy B. Bostic and his partner Tony C. London and married couple Carol Schall and Mary Townley.
  • Pueblo Planned Parenthood clinic will close

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    01/29/2015 7:42:46 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 77 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 29, 2015 | RealClearPolitics
    "By the way, you made me realize right now what it is about Sarah Palin. She seems to have no first language," former American talk show host Dick Cavett said on Thursday's broadcast of MSNBC's Hardball. This elicited a laugh from host Chris Matthews. VIDEO at link.
  • Texas Executes Killer Robert Ladd After Low-IQ Arguments Rejected

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

    01/29/2015 7:27:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 29, 2015 8:33 PM EST
    John Kerry has many titles—secretary of state, former senator, one-time Democratic candidate for president. The globe-spanning diplomat can add one more: snow shoveling scofflaw. […] On Thursday, (Boston) officials tagged Kerry with a $50 fine at 9:45 a.m. for failing to clear the snow from the side of his Beacon Hill mansion. Kerry was in Saudi Arabia attending the funeral of King Abdullah with President Obama. …
  • Milford man dies in Saudi Arabia, family believe texts point to murder

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

    01/29/2015 11:03:48 AM PST · by george76 · 41 replies
    CNBC ^ | Jan. 29, 2015 | Fred Imbert
    Health officials in Arizona, host state of Sunday's Super Bowl, have asked people who may have been exposed to measles to isolate themselves ... Seven cases have been confirmed and 1,000 people across three counties may have been exposed .. Two of the seven confirmed cases are in Maricopa County, which is hosting the NFL championship game, the county's health department confirmed Tuesday. Because the highly contagious virus can linger in the air for two hours, health officials have asked those who may have been exposed to avoid doctors' offices, emergency rooms or urgent-care centers
  • DOJ Inspector General Report Finds No Evidence for Attkisson’s Hacking Claims

    01/29/2015 6:39:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 53 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1/29/15 | Josh Feldman
    Many of the allegations made by former CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson regarding alleged computer intrusions by the U.S. government are disputed in a report by the Justice Department’s inspector general. “The OIG’s investigation was not able to substantiate the allegations that Attkisson’s computers were subject to remote intrusion by the FBI, other government personnel, or otherwise,” reads the inspector general’s report. In her book “Stonewalled,” Attkisson had issued a wide-ranging set of claims — that her CBS News work computers and her personal computer had been hacked, that a strange wire was found hanging from the cable TV/broadband box
  • Holocaust survivor booted from public schools 'This is how it started in Russia and Germany'

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

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

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

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

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

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

    01/29/2015 5:20:04 PM PST · by logi_cal869 · 33 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | 01/29/2015 | Alex Rosenberg
    It might be hard to imagine President Ronald Reagan agreeing with President Barack Obama's take on wealth inequality. But Reagan's first director of the Office of Management and Budget, David Stockman, says that the disparity in household wealth is a major problem that ought to be addressed. He just has very different ideas about how to deal with it. (snip) But Stockman says blame lays not with the tax code (indeed, he pioneered a trickle-down approach to taxes under Reagan) but with the Fed. Obama "is talking about a symptom, but he's clueless as to the cause. The cause is...
  • ‘Australia is under attack by Islamic State’ (Details of Sydney Siege emerging at inquest)

    01/29/2015 5:10:46 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 4 replies
    The Australian ^ | 30th January 2015
    ..... At 9.44am, Johnson was made to call triple-0, telling the operator Monis was pointing a gun at him and passing on the message that “Australia is under attack by Islamic State”. There is in fact no evidence that Monis had contacted the terrorist group before carry­ing out his attack, the inquest heard. He also lied about having a bomb on him and about having planted a number of radio-controlled bombs in Martin Place and at nearby Circular Quay and on George Street. ..... Between 2.03am and 2.11am six more hostages escaped, provok­ing Monis to fire the first of five...
  • 11 dead as F-16 jet explodes at Spain base

    01/29/2015 4:51:43 PM PST · by Ray76 · 22 replies
    The Local ^ | Jan 27, 2015
    The F-16 jet "lost power" as it took off from the base near the southeastern city of Albacete and crashed into an area where other planes were parked, damaging at least five other aircraft, the defence ministry said in a statement. At least 19 other people were injured in the accident... The Spanish ministry said the jet that crashed was taking part in a NATO training exercise called the Tactical Leadership Programme (TLP) which seeks to improve multi-national cooperation in air operations.
  • Who is Sharon Malone? aka Sharon Holder

    01/29/2015 4:29:16 PM PST · by simka · 42 replies
    The plot thickens! Thanks TS for sending this one. Who is Loretta Lynch? INTERESTING More dots connected in Obama admin. And the beat goes on .....been planned for a long time! Curious circumstances. Hmmmm! They have started investigating Loretta Lynch, Obama’s pick for Attorney-General, and immediately they could see an interesting and unnerving connection. It appears that when Loretta Lynch started Harvard, she co-founded an African-American only sorority. There was only one other girl in this sorority, Sharon Malone. The name rings a bell... The name of the wife of the current, corrupt AG, Eric Holder, is Sharon Malone; and...
  • Airline food workers push for lower health care costs

    01/29/2015 4:12:10 PM PST · by mdittmar · 15 replies
    chicagobusiness.com ^ | January 29, 2015 | Ally Marotti
    Dozens of airline catering workers gathered at United Airlines' Chicago headquarters today, asking officials to pressure contractors who offer high-cost, high-deductible health care coverage workers can't afford.The rally was part of a national campaign led by Unite Here, which says it represents 12,000 airline catering workers at 31 U.S. airports, about 900 of in Chicago. Meghan Cohorst, a spokeswoman for Unite Here, said about 40 percent of the union's workers make less than $10.10 per hour. That is not enough to pay for the health insurance plans their employers are offering, she said.
  • Sharpton Group Reports Deficits, Tax Debt Plan

    01/29/2015 4:12:03 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 21 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | January 29, 2015 | No Attribution
    JANUARY 29--In a new tax filing, Al Sharpton’s not-for-profit organization reports that despite skyrocketing revenue, it ran a hefty deficit, was forced to borrow nearly $200,000 from the reverend himself, and even saw the group’s long-delinquent Internal Revenue Service bill grow
  • Republicans: House to begin work on health care alternative

    01/29/2015 3:37:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 29, 2015 5:29 PM EST
    The House will vote next week to repeal the health care law Republicans have vowed to undo. They’ll also direct work to start on a replacement bill the GOP promised more than four years ago. …
  • Dems threaten to block action on Homeland-immigration bill

    01/29/2015 3:32:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 29, 2015 5:42 PM EST | David Espo
    Senate Democrats threatened Thursday to block action on legislation funding the Homeland Security Department until Republicans jettison House-passed provisions that reverse President Barack Obama’s key immigration policies. […] Republicans have vowed since last fall they would use the funding measure to reverse Obama’s recent shifts in immigration policies, and the House-passed bill is due on the Senate floor in the next few days. But Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said Democrats are not willing to go along, and blasted Republicans in unusually strong terms. “They seem to dislike the idea of supporting homeland security. They dislike dreamers more than they dislike...
  • Code Pink Tries to Arrest Kissinger for ‘War Crimes,’ Get Smacked Down by Shultz [VIDEO]

    01/29/2015 3:01:56 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 51 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1-29-2015 | BRIDGET JOHNSON
    A Senate hearing opened this morning with Code Pink protesters trying to arrest former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger for “war crimes.” The protesters, bearing signs reading “Kissinger War Criminal” and “Cambodia,” rushed up behind the 91-year-old diplomat at the witness table of the Senate Armed Services Committee, which was holding a hearing on global challenges and the U.S. national security strategy. Also testifying were 94-year-old former Secretary of State George P. Shultz and 77-year-old former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) said he would call recess until Capitol Police removed Code Pink from the room. “I’ve...
  • Debunked: Washington Post, NBC News Falsely Defame Chris Kyle as Racist

    01/29/2015 2:45:10 PM PST · by Kennard · 9 replies
    breitbart ^ | January 29, 2015 | John Nolte
    In the media’s ongoing and hysterically desperate effort to defame Chris Kyle and “American Sniper,” the film about his life, a dishonest narrative is increasingly being built around Kyle’s repeated use of the word “savages.” Kyle described only terrorists as “savages.” The media is spreading the lie that he referred to Iraqis as “savages.” In order to falsely brand Kyle as some kind of psychotic racist, left-wing news outlets like the Washington Post and NBC News have so perfected this art of false defamation they are now matter-of-factly spreading the falsehood even though it has been repeatedly debunked. The Washington...
  • Squatters In ‘Abandonminiums’ Slow Detroit’s Plan To Bulldoze Way To Prosperity

    01/29/2015 2:43:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 1/29/15 | Corey Williams
    DETROIT (AP) – Chris Mathews’ crew showed up this month to demolish one of the thousands of vacant homes destined for demolition as part of Detroit’s grand plan to bulldoze its way to prosperity when a call from his office stopped them in their tracks: Someone was living there. A middle-aged woman who watched the crew tear away the home’s warped wooden steps the day before had called their company, Adamo Demolition, to point out she was living on the second floor, despite no power, heat or gas and a flooded basement. “It was like a swimming pool. We would...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM, January 29, 2015

    01/29/2015 2:34:55 PM PST · by Biggirl · 36 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | January 29, 2015 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and Tyranny Welcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Investigator: AirAsia plane wobbled, climbed and triggered stall warning

    01/29/2015 2:30:21 PM PST · by Java4Jay · 17 replies
    Cruising at 32,000 feet amid stormy weather, about 11:12 p.m. UTC the pilot asked control whether it could ascend to 38,000 feet. They then ascended to 37,400 feet in about 30 seconds in a steep climb. Commercial planes are not designed to ascend so quickly, it may have been climbing at a rate twice as fast as it could and should. The stall warnings -- which blare the words "Stall, Stall" -- went on as the plane started the steep climb and continued until it crashed, according to information on the flight data recorder.
  • Rep. Wasserman Schultz Rebuked for Voting in Place of GOP Colleague

    01/29/2015 2:27:54 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 9 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Drew MacKenzie
    House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions has rebuked Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz for voting on behalf of Florida Republican Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart. On Tuesday, Wasserman Schultz was in the speaker's lobby next to the House floor while her home-state colleague was caught up in an interview nearby with a reporter just before a roll-call vote, according to The Hill. "Deb, are you going in?" Diaz-Balart asked before handing her his voting card, The Hill said. "Can you…" he said, his voice trailing off as he handed her the card.
  • Prepare to be shocked: One of the ‘Taliban Five’ is probably back on the battlefield

    01/29/2015 2:24:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/29/2015 | Noah Rothman
    This week, multiple news outlets independently reported that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl would be charged with desertion. It was a charge that almost everyone saw coming and one that comported with what the soldier’s former colleagues had told media outlets. Within hours of this report, the Pentagon insisted that no formal decisions had been made with regards to Bergdahl’s case. It is a relatively safe bet, however, that the Pentagon will not be reiterating National Security Advisor Susan Rice’s claim that Bergdahl served with “honor and distinction” on the battlefield in Afghanistan. Bergdahl’s release from captivity was controversial. Not because,...