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  • Death Penalty Repealed | State Senators Override Gov. Pete Ricketts' Veto

    05/28/2015 2:19:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    NBC Nebraska ^ | May 28, 2015
    Nebraska has abolished the death penalty in a landmark veto-override vote backed by a coalition of conservatives who oppose capital punishment. North Platte Senator Mike Groene stood with 18 others as an advocate to keep the death penalty. But that just wasn't enough as 30 other senators decided to over ride Governor Pete Ricketts' veto and abolish the death penalty. He voted to keep the death penalty and uphold the governor's veto. "I believe in the death penalty in a civil society, we do not tolerate evil," Senator Groene said. State Senators voted 30-19 on Wednesday to override Gov. Pete...
  • 'Undecided' Still Winning Republican Primary Contest

    05/28/2015 2:18:47 PM PDT · by drewh
    Quinnipiac University national poll & HuffPo ^ | Posted: 05/28/2015 12:26 pm EDT Updated: 3 hours ago | Natalie Jackson
    A new Quinnipiac University national poll shows there’s still only one clear leader in the Republican presidential primary race: Undecided. The poll, released Thursday, reports that 20 percent of registered Republican and Republican-leaning voters around the country don’t know or declined to answer whom they would vote for in their state's Republican primary. This is double the proportion any candidate received: The five candidates with the highest percentages all struggled to reach double digits, with a mere 10 percent each. Those candidates are former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, retired physician Ben Carson, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Florida Sen. Marco...
  • Pushing You Into A Cashless Society

    05/28/2015 2:10:42 PM PDT · by HammerT · 5 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | May 27, 2015 | Rory Hall
    One of the most effective means the elite use today to get their way and push a particular agenda is to make it "hip, swinging, and very, very cool." Another way is to simply tell you what is obsolete and "out dated." Who wants to be "behind the times"? Certainly not someone who is looking for the next "really cool" gadget! No, this particular person wants to be on the "cutting edge" of the "next big thing"! Enter the banking cabal and their desire to have total and absolute control of your life through your banking account and your means...
  • The Egyptian in all of us: First modern humans from Europe and Asia from the Sinai peninsula

    05/28/2015 2:05:37 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 7 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 28 May 2015 | Richard Gray
    The first modern humans to arrive in Europe and Asia migrated north out of Egypt around 55,000 years ago, according to new genetic research. The study has answered a long standing question about the route early Homo sapiens took when spreading from the African continent. It shows most Europeans and Asians living today are more closely related genetically to people living in Egypt than in Ethiopia. The first modern humans to leave Africa and spread into Asia and Europe appear to have taken a northern route out of the continent by crossing the Sinai peninsula according to new genetic research....
  • Overhead costs exploding under ObamaCare, study finds

    05/28/2015 2:03:09 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 28, 2015 | By Sarah Ferris
    Five years after the passage of ObamaCare, there is one expense that’s still causing sticker shock across the healthcare industry: overhead costs. The administrative costs for healthcare plans are expected to explode by more than a quarter of a trillion dollars over the next decade, according to a new study published by the Health Affairs blog. The $270 billion in new costs, for both private insurance companies and government programs, will be “over and above what would have been expected had the law not been enacted,” one of the authors, David Himmelstein, wrote Wednesday. Those costs will be particularly high...
  • Scientists Find Evidence of 'History's First Murder'

    05/28/2015 2:00:28 PM PDT · by Sopater · 12 replies
    Newser ^ | May 28, 2015 5:35 AM CDT | Rob Quinn
    An examination of ancient remains from a cave in Spain turned into an episode of CSI: Middle Pleistocene when scientists found evidence of what they say is the first known murder. The skull found in the "Pit of Bones" site belongs to a young adult who lived around 430,000 years ago and bears what researchers say are unmistakable signs of deadly violence, reports Forbes, which notes that the scientists have assembled enough evidence to convince a modern jury that the early human was likely killed by a right-handed attacker who hit the victim in the head twice with some kind...
  • NORTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR PAT MCCRORY SAYS HE'LL VETO GAY MARRIAGE OBJECTIONS BILL

    05/28/2015 1:51:03 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 12 replies
    abc11.com ^ | 05/28/2015 | ABC11
    North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory says he'll "defend the Constitution" and will veto a gay marriage objections bill that would allow court officials to opt out of same-sex marriage duties based on "sincerely held religious" objections. "I recognize that for many North Carolinians, including myself, opinions on same-sex marriage come from sincerely held religious beliefs that marriage is between a man and a woman. However, we are a nation and a state of laws. Whether it is the president, governor, mayor, a law enforcement officer, or magistrate, no public official who voluntarily swears to support and defend the Constitution and...
  • Illegal Alien V. Ann Coulter On Jorge Ramos' Fusion: (Short Title)

    05/28/2015 1:49:12 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Mathew Boyle
    MIAMI, Florida — The illegal alien—Gaby Pacheco—who tried but failed to hug 10-time New York Times bestselling author Ann Coulter wants to limit Americans’ right to engage in free speech — especially Coulter’s!
  • Obama: Teach climate change in schools

    05/28/2015 1:43:49 PM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Ben Wolfgang
    Saying that children “instinctively” understand the importance of the environment, President Obama said Thursday that climate change should be taught in schools and “weaved” into science and social studies classes. During a Twitter question-and-answer session, the president responded to about a dozen tweets, most about climate change. One tweet asked Mr. Obama how he believes children should be educated on environmental issues such as global warming.
  • Lawmakers and candidates reviewing increased federal authority over U.S. waters

    05/28/2015 1:40:08 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 3 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 5/27/2015 | Nick Storm
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers followed through with the finalization of a rule regulating waterways of the United States, which some in the GOP fear could turn into a land grab. In Kentucky, U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and GOP candidates running for statewide office have voiced concerns with the proposed rule and the harm it may pose to farmers in the state. ... According to The Hill, EPA head Gina McCarthy said those fears are unfounded under the finalized rule announced Wednesday. ... Rep. Ryan Quarles, R-Georgetown, is running against Jean Marie Lawson Spann in...
  • ‘Extra double standards’: This pitiful pro-Hillary spin means somebody owes Romney an apology

    05/28/2015 1:20:15 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Matt Bai, for Yahoo "news"
    Bill and Hillary Clinton have become incredibly wealthy, but the campaign is trying to make Hillary appear to be “one of us.” That’s a tough sell, and maybe it’s not even necessary. Yahoo! News national political columnist Matt Bai shows the rest of the MSM how it’s done in case the public doesn’t buy the “she’s one of us” approach:
  • Nike becomes suspected player in alleged $150 million FIFA bribery scandal

    05/28/2015 12:28:09 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 27, 2015 | By Drew Harwell
    The international investigation into bribery, fraud and corruption at FIFA involved some surprising American names: The Miami chairman of a popular nationwide soccer league, and a major U.S. sportswear firm some believe could be Nike. For more than two decades, the Justice Department said Wednesday, five "unscrupulous" U.S. and South American sports and banking executives helped funnel more than $150 million in bribes to officials atop FIFA, the multibillion-dollar goliath governing the world's most popular sport. The indictment also alleges bribes were paid and pocketed in connection with the sponsorship of the Brazilian national soccer team by "a major U.S....
  • Bevin looks like GOP winner, recanvass shows

    05/28/2015 12:59:36 PM PDT · by ChildOfThe60s · 8 replies
    The Courier-Journal ^ | 5/28/15 | Joe Gerth
    Link only allowed http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/elections/kentucky/2015/05/28/bevin-wins-gop-recanvass/28080561/#
  • Emails show Clinton's interest in arming Libyan rebels despite prohibitions

    05/28/2015 1:05:09 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 14 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 2015 May 28 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela Browne
    Recently released emails detail then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's interest in arming Libyan opposition groups using private security contractors before the fall of Muammar Qaddafi in 2011 – though at the time, the opposition was not formally recognized by the U.S. or United Nations, which prohibited arming without following strict guidelines and oversight. The issue remains so sensitive that the emails recently released by the State Department redacted a key line on the matter. But the unredacted version of the same email, released to the congressional Benghazi Select Committee and first posted by The New York Times last Thursday, showed...
  • China is putting weapons on its artificial islands in the South China Sea

    05/28/2015 1:02:18 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/28/15 | John Garnaut, David Wroe
    Diplomatic tensions surrounding disputed territories in the South China Sea could escalate dramatically following reports China is now putting weapons on its artificial islands in the area. Australia’s defence force is considering joining the U.S. in flying and sailing “freedom of navigation” missions over the disputed territory, where China has been building islands by dragging sand from a reef and piling it up to create structures now being monitored by satellites. Fairfax Media reports the Australian fly-over expeditions may occur as a result of heightened concerns that China is enhancing its military capabilities and reach across the maritime expanse.
  • Suburban Albuquerque police officer shot and killed in traffic stop

    05/28/2015 12:55:56 PM PDT · by fishtank · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-27-15 | AP
    RIO RANCHO, N.M. – A suburban Albuquerque police officer was shot and killed (May 25, 2015) during a traffic stop, the first time a Rio Rancho officer was fatally shot in the line of duty in the department's 34-year history.
  • George P. Bush offers one-day YouTube seminar on Texas history

    05/28/2015 12:40:38 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/27/15 | Adam B. Lerner
    George P. Bush, the Texas land commissioner and heir apparent to the GOP’s preeminent political dynasty, is teaching a class on character. The 30-minute lesson, which will be streamed on YouTube on Friday, will focus on the character of Texas’ first settlers and how their lessons apply today.
  • Amazon Prime, now with free, same-day deliveries

    05/28/2015 12:40:16 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    CNET ^ | 05/28/15 | Ben Fox Rubin
    The e-commerce company announces free, same-day shipping on over 1 million items in 14 metro areas across the US. Over 1 million items will be available for free, same-day shipments -- a fraction of the 20 million available in the US for two-day deliveries. Orders must total more than $35 to qualify. The purchase must also be made before noon, or it will arrive the next day. The service will initially be available in 14 metro areas across the US.
  • North Carolina Protects Religious Rights In Same-Sex Marriage Debate

    05/28/2015 12:32:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 05/28/2015 | By D.C. McAllister
    The N.C. House passes a bill allowing magistrates to recuse themselves from performing same-sex marriages if they have a religious objection. Despite accusations of hostility toward homosexuals and discrimination on the level of Jim Crow, the North Carolina House of Representatives approved a bill that allows magistrates to recuse themselves from performing marriages due to sincerely held religious objections to same-sex marriage. After more than two hours of passionate debate, the House passed Senate Bill 2 in a 65 to 45 vote Wednesday. The bill was sponsored by Sen. Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) after the N.C. Administrative Office of the Courts...
  • Rand Paul in Chicago: Crime "not a racial thing, it is a spiritual problem"

    05/28/2015 12:29:36 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    ChicagoTribune.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Bill Ruthhart
    Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul brought his presidential campaign to Chicago on Wednesday, appealing to African-Americans on the South Side, entrepreneurs downtown and Republicans in the suburbs.
  • MD Sheriff: Police Officers "Fearful" To Their Jobs

    05/28/2015 12:18:30 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Wicomico County, MD Sheriff Mike Lewis (R) declared that police officers are “fearful” of doing their jobs on Wednesday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel.
  • It’s so hot in India right now the roads are literally melting: At least 1,400 dead..

    05/28/2015 12:13:20 PM PDT · by PROCON · 28 replies
    nationalpost.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | The Associated Press and National Post Staff
    Full Title: It’s so hot in India right now the roads are literally melting: At least 1,400 dead in month-long heatwaveIt’s so hot in India right now that the streets are literally melting. Soaring summer temperatures in India have left more than 1,400 people dead over the past month, officials said Thursday. Most of the 1,412 heat-related deaths so far have occurred in Andhra Pradesh and neighbouring Telangana, where temperatures have soared up to 47 C, according to government figures. “The rains which have eluded us for the last couple of years have created serious drought conditions,” said state minister...
  • Tampico Arms Expo June 20-21

    05/28/2015 11:21:12 AM PDT · by TWhiteBear · 3 replies
    Liberty for All, ^ | May 28, 2015 | http://www.arms-expo.com/
    'Liberty For All Brings You ARMS EXPO 2015 Arms Expo is a gun expo and patriot campout for the whole family. Join us for two days of outdoor events, speakers, family activities, vendors, and private gun sales. Liberty Market & Gun Show Food, drink, artisan crafts, prepper supplies, firearms and gear; that's what you'll find at the Arms Expo Liberty Market & Gun Show. Vendors and citizens are free to buy and sell as they please. No constitutional infringement! Classes & Demonstrations An AR-15 build class, food storage and canning, patriot networking, self-defense, how to apply liberty to your everyday...
  • Herman Cain mocks Santorum's 'doomed presidential bid'

    05/28/2015 11:54:11 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/28/2015 | Adam Lerner
    Failed Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain decried former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) for entering a presidential race he is unlikely to win. The former Godfather’s Pizza CEO tweeted about Santorum’s “doomed presidential bid” and lobbed another bomb at ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, mocking Santorum for making his announcement in an interview with the “pretend journalist.” (Stephanopolous’ standing among Republicans has fallen considerably since POLITICO reported that he had given $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation.) The tweet linked to a blog post published by columnist Robert Laurie on the Cain TV website on Thursday, questioning “why every GOP throwback candidate feels they...
  • NCGOP Announces Senator Ted Cruz as a Featured Speaker for 2015 State Convention

    05/28/2015 11:46:48 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 7 replies
    Tar Heel Tea Party ^ | May 13, 2015
    Sen. Ted Cruzncgop.org – The North Carolina Republican Party is thrilled to announce that Senator Ted Cruz will be one of the featured speakers at our 2015 State Convention and will keynote our Saturday lunch reception at 12:00PM. The Convention will take place from June 5-7 at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, NC. Click here to read article.
  • 2nd Submariner Guilty of Sharing Videos of Women in Shower

    05/28/2015 11:41:44 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 41 replies
    Military.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Jason Dearen
    A second submariner pleaded guilty Wednesday to sharing videos of female officers undressing for a shower, continuing a case that a prosecutor calls a "black eye" for the Navy's integration of women into the nation's sub fleet. Electronics technician Joseph Bradley entered his guilty pleas in a court-martial and was sentenced to 30 days' confinement and a reduction in rank. Bradley received the videos after they were secretly recorded by another sailor aboard the USS Wyoming nuclear submarine based at Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in Georgia, prosecutors say. Bradley admitted in a plea agreement to sharing the images with...
  • Jeb Bush Cites Weaving a ‘Web of Civility’ with Dems Among Immediate Presidential Priorities

    05/28/2015 11:34:06 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/27/15 | Jeff Poor
    Jeb Bush Cites Weaving a ‘Web of Civility’ with Dems Among Immediate Would-Be Presidential Priorities In a conference call hosted by the Alabama Republican Party on Wednesday night, former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL), a potential candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, fielded a question from Alabama Republican Party chairwoman Terry Lathan asking what his first major action or order of business might be once he was elected. Among those priorities he cited included dealing with the regulatory “alphabet soup” with a goal of reform in mind, undoing by executive order what his predecessor President Barack Obama had done through...
  • Obama Execution Letter Prompts Apology From Pa. Newspaper

    05/28/2015 11:25:14 AM PDT · by kimtom · 32 replies
    https://patch.com/ ^ | May 28, 2015 | By Kara Seymour (Patch Staff)
    A Pennsylvania newspaper has issued an apology after it printed a letter calling for the execution of President Barack Obama. The letter, printed on Memorial Day in the Daily Item of Sunbury, called the president the “coward-in-chief” and called for his execution “by guillotine, firing squad or public hanging.” “Hey Barack, would you care to address the nation and expound on your grandiose plans for defeating this JV team which is whipping you soundly?,” W. Richard Stover of Lewisburg, Pa. wrote in the 370-word letter. The newspaper issued an apology Thursday, saying there was “no excuse” for printing the letter....
  • 'Obamaphone' fight pivots to Internet

    05/28/2015 11:21:45 AM PDT · by magellan · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/28/15 | Brooks Boliek
    The FCC is readying a proposal to extend the controversial subsidy program to broadband.Conservatives have reserved their worst epithet for the Lifeline program, which provides discounted phone service to low-income families: "Obamaphone." Liberals call it a vital source of empowerment for the poor. Now the Federal Communications Commission is readying a proposal to extend the subsidies to the Internet, setting up a new battle with Republicans who already want to shut down the effort.
  • iCarly and the RNC Pseudo-candidates

    05/28/2015 11:18:46 AM PDT · by ifinnegan · 64 replies
    May, 28, 2015 | Self
    iCarly and the RNC Pseudo-candidates I hope people realize iCarly is full on GOPe RNC and her role is to aid GOPe candidates.  As RNC talent, she is better than most. She is articulate,  concise, intelligent.  But don't think we can trust her long term any more than we can trust Prince Rebus, Boner or Mitchie-poo.  iCarly is not the only strategic pseudo-candidate.  Why would Huckabee run other than to dilute support for Ted Cruz.  It's win win win for GOPe, Huckabee and Fox  Huckabee gets to help Cruz lose and then gets to go back to Fox as a...
  • White House to order faith-based grant recipients to accept LGBT applicants

    05/28/2015 11:16:39 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 48 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/28/15 | Austin Rose
    WASHINGTON DC, May 28, 2015 (C-Fam.org) -- A source within the federal government has informed the Friday Fax that the White House is quietly moving forward with a policy change that will require charitable humanitarian groups to accept LGBT applicants in order to qualify for government funding, even those religious groups that might have religious objections.The policy change is linked to an executive order President Obama issued last July that prohibits federal contractors from discriminatory hiring practices based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Faith-based groups were already wrestling with that order.Things are about to get exponentially worse for faith-based groups who...
  • U.S. Intel: Obama Coalition Supported Islamic State in Syria

    05/28/2015 10:47:14 AM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    The New American ^ | May 26, 2015 | Alex Newman
    A newly released intelligence report from the Pentagon shows that the U.S. government knew that supporting jihadists in the fight against Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad would produce a fundamentalist Islamic State in Eastern Syria — and that Obama’s supposed “anti-ISIS” coalition knowingly backed ISIS and other Islamic terrorists for precisely that purpose. The heavily redacted Defense Department report, obtained by watchdog Judicial Watch via a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, shows once again that, contrary to the false narrative peddled by the establishment press, the rise of the savage terror group known as ISIS was actually deliberate policy. Now, the...
  • “I Had Groups of ISIS Fighters in My Sights, but Couldn’t Get Clearance to Engage.”

    05/28/2015 11:07:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 05/27/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    [1]This isn’t really news. It’s just a reminder that the air strikes on ISIS are being run in the same disastrous fashion as those in Afghanistan. And it didn’t begin with Obama. Lest we forget, on the day before 9/11, Bill Clinton was boasting that he had let Osama bin Laden go to avoid collateral damage.Obama Inc. talks about how the Iraqis don’t want to fight. It neglects to mention that it isn’t letting the military fight [2]. U.S. military pilots carrying out the air war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria are voicing growing discontent over...
  • Obama takes questions on climate, and hoops, over Twitter

    05/28/2015 10:57:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Market Watch ^ | May 28, 2015 | By Greg Robb
    President Barack Obama on Thursday went over the heads of the traditional press corps and took questions on Twitter for a half hour using his new account @POTUS. The 140 character limit did not seem like a constraint to the notoriously long-winded president. Although set up to discuss climate change after a tour of the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Obama addressed a variety of different subjects, including the upcoming NBA Finals. The president responded to someone who said he was more worried about his student loans than climate change.
  • Putin denies Russian troops are in Ukraine, decrees certain deaths secret

    05/28/2015 10:52:43 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 28 May 15 | Karoun Demirjian
    MOSCOW — If there was one weak spot in Russian support for the Kremlin’s aims in Ukraine this year, it was the population’s strong aversion to sending in Russian troops — something Russia denies doing, despite mounting international evidence to the contrary. Now, Russia can ignore that evidence — as well as any questions citizens might raise — since President Vladimir Putin signed a decree classifying certain peacetime deaths of soldiers as state secrets. Putin signed an order Thursday making the deaths of Russian troops lost during “special operations” a secret, amending a previous decree that limited such secrecy to...
  • White House: US won't be 'responsible' for 'security situation' in Iraq

    05/28/2015 10:22:22 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 56 replies
    The White House on Thursday, in no uncertain terms, put the onus on the Iraqis to fight and defeat the Islamic State -- even as a new report warned foreign fighters are flocking to the battlefield at a historic and dangerous pace. "The United States is not going to be responsible for securing the security situation inside of Iraq," Press Secretary Josh Earnest told Fox News. Earnest defended the administration's strategy, amid growing concerns about gains made by ISIS fighters in both Iraq and Syria. Earnest said the effort would take a "sustained commitment," but stressed that the U.S. will...
  • Court sets July hearing on Obama's immigration actions

    05/28/2015 10:20:41 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 28, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    A federal appeals court said Wednesday it has set a date to hear an expedited appeal of a lower court order that put President Obama’s deportation relief programs on hold. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments on July 10 in New Orleans in the Obama administration’s attempt to lift a preliminary injunction from U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen of Texas, which blocked several key executive actions from taking effect. The hearing will present a major test for the administration, which is seeking to end the legal limbo surrounding its immigration programs. A three-judge panel from...
  • How many more can Kos take? Holidaymaker misery as thousands (snip) set up migrant camp (snip)

    05/28/2015 10:16:33 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 16 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 5/27/2015 | Hannah Roberts
    <p>Summer break a 'nightmare' for British holidaymakers, who 'won’t be coming back if it's a refugee camp next year'</p> <p>Boat people from Syria and Afghanistan and British holidaymakers have clashed on Kos – as migrants have turned the Greek island, popular with cheap package deals, into a 'disgusting' hellhole. As families – enjoying some summer sun with their kids during the half term break – relax on sun loungers on the beach, just a yards away scores of migrants have set up camp, sleeping on cardboard boxes with rubbish strewn everywhere. Anne Servante, a nurse from Manchester, had come to Kos expecting a relaxing break with her husband Tony, a retired plumber. Instead her summer break has turned into a nightmare as penniless migrants who are in Greece to claim asylum sit outside their restaurant and watch them eat.</p>
  • Fed’s Bullard says he now favors targeting nominal GDP

    05/28/2015 10:12:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    Market Watch ^ | May 28, 2015 | By Greg Robb
    The uneven results of the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy since the financial crisis should cause new thinking about how to conduct interest rate policy, said St. Louis Fed President James Bullard on Thursday in advocating for a new, controversial target. Standard economic theory predicted that the Fed’s decision to leave rates at zero and buy trillions of dollars of bonds would result in a consumption boom and above-average inflation, but that has not happened, sending economists back to the drawing board. Under Bullard’s proposal, the Fed would set an overall inflation target. In good times, the central bank would keep...
  • 2 police dogs found dead in Florida officer's SUV

    05/28/2015 10:12:10 AM PDT · by rednesss · 33 replies
    Click Orlando ^ | 5/28/2015 | The Associated Press
    <p>An investigation is underway after two police dogs were found dead inside an unmarked SUV parked outside a Hialeah police officer's home.</p> <p>Hialeah police say K-9 Officer Nelson Enriquez arrived at his home in Davie early Wednesday after completing his midnight shift and apparently left the dogs inside his vehicle. Investigators say the officer found the dogs around 7 p.m.</p>
  • The Bernie Sanders Save the Children Fund (Video Satire)

    05/28/2015 10:06:37 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 8 replies
    Reason TV ^ | Remy and Austin & Meredith Bragg
    Meet Hanna. Hanna wasn't always hungry – but then Old Spice released its Red Zone Aqua Reef Sweat Defense Solid. Now she’s starving. "You don't necessarily need a choice of 23 underarm spray deodorants or of 18 different pairs of sneakers when children are hungry in this country." - Sen. Bernie Sanders Video at https://youtu.be/fspZiT8TdBE
  • Woman, boy fatally shot in head in southwest Baltimore

    05/28/2015 9:59:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 61 replies
    WBAL-TV Baltimore ^ | May 28, 2015 | by Barry Simms
    BALTIMORE - A woman and a boy were fatally shot Thursday morning in southwest Baltimore. City police said officers were called around 8:19 a.m. to the 100 block of Upmanor Road, where a 31-year-old woman and a young boy believed to be around 8 years old had been shot in the head. Anyone with information about the shootings is asked to call police at 410-396-2100.
  • Muhammad cartoon contest planned for Phoenix anti-Islam rally (Friday)

    05/28/2015 9:50:36 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 24 replies
    abc15.com ^ | Jon Erickson
    An anti-Islam rally in Phoenix on Friday will feature a Muhammad cartoon-drawing contest. The scheduled location is outside the Islamic Community Center in north Phoenix. The gathering comes less than a month after a similar event in Texas sparked gunfire that left three people, including two Phoenix men, dead. The organizer said he had to do “something” because he does not want Islam spreading in the U.S. “We’re just out utilizing our First Amendment,” the organizer, Jon Ritzheimer, said. *snip* He is urging attendees to be peaceful once again, but the Facebook page for the event warns people to come...
  • Texas student sues after college bans gun rights sign

    05/28/2015 9:49:48 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 5-28-2015 | Maxim Lott
    A Texas college student filed suit against her school this week, saying her constitutional rights were violated when she was shooed off the quad for displaying a pro-Second Amendment sign. Nicole Sanders, 24, who attends Blinn College, a two-year public college in Brenham, Texas, said she and a classmate at the 18,000-student school were holding signs near the student center in February when they were told to move. Sanders' sign read, “Defend Gun Rights on Campus,” and the other said “LOL,” with President Obama’s logo as the “O.” The pair was trying to attract members for a student group they...
  • 'Dreamers' to get driver licenses as lawmakers override governor's veto [Nebraska]

    05/28/2015 9:44:28 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 23 replies
    KETV.com ^ | 05/28/2015 | KETV
    Young people brought to the country illegally as children but allowed to stay under a federal program will be granted driving privileges in Nebraska. Senators voted 34-10 to override Gov. Pete Ricketts' veto of LB 623 Thursday morning. Ricketts argued that the bill is wrong on principle and overly broad. "The enactment of LB 623 at this time is an expansive and unwarranted grant of an important state identification document to an overly broad group of illegal immigrants," Ricketts said.
  • George Galloway announces he will run for London Mayor

    05/28/2015 9:43:36 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | 5-28-2015 | BBC
    Controversial former MP George Galloway is to seek election as the next mayor of London. The Respect Party leader, who has threatened a legal challenge over his general election defeat, declared his bid on Twitter. Mr Galloway posted a picture of himself sitting on an unmade bed with his young son and the slogan "Dad, you've got to do this. I've got your back!". "I'm standing for Mayor of London 2016," he added. On 7 May, Mr Galloway lost the Bradford West Commons seat he took from Labour, his former party, in a 2012 by-election. The seat was won by...
  • Timelapse shows Lake Travis’ incredible 30-day rise (TX)

    05/28/2015 9:37:54 AM PDT · by bgill · 20 replies
    kxan ^ | May 27, 2015 | Eric Janzen
    Lake Travis has risen more than 29 feet in the last 30 days after continued rainfall across Central Texas replenished the drought-stricken lake. The body of water is now 67 percent full, just 12 feet below its average.
  • Please keep it coming. The end is within sight. We can do this!! [FReepathon LVIII]

    05/28/2015 9:31:18 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 98 replies
    Woo hoo!! Please keep those donations coming in, folks. The end is within sight. We can do this!! If you have not yet made your donation, please do it today. FR is funded solely by contributions made by the liberty loving patriots who enjoy and use it. We are beholden to no political party. No advertisers, no outsiders, no sugar daddies, no corporate string pullers. This means no commercial ads. No annoying pop-ups. No ad tracking. No mail campaigns. No spam. No one trying to control us. Definitely no government subsidies or tax breaks. We are self-funded, fiercely independent and...
  • Poroshenko Signs Moratorium on Foreign Debt Repayment (Ukraine)

    05/28/2015 9:21:20 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 1 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 5-28-2015 | Sputnik
    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a law allowing Ukraine to impose a moratorium on repayment of its foreign debt until at least July 2016, a press release on Poroshenko's official website said Thursday. The Ukrainian parliament approved the bill, which could affect repayment of the country's $3-billion debt to Russia on May 19. Russian President Vladimir Putin said earlier the bill de facto was an announcement of a default, casting a negative light on the professionalism of Ukraine's leadership. Moreover, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said that Moscow would turn to an international court if the Ukrainian president signed...
  • Fiorina, Kasich Crack Top 10 In New Q Poll

    05/28/2015 9:12:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    The Washington Examiner - Buzz Cut ^ | May 28, 2015 | Chris Stirewalt
    Marco Rubio skidded. Jeb Bush slid. Ben Carson zoomed. Mike Huckabee bounced. Scott Walker stayed steady. And that’s how you end up with a five-way tie for first place in the latest Quinnipiac University national poll on the GOP Sixteeners. Put another way: With five candidates evenly dividing half of the vote, there is no first place. While Rubio lost a third of his support and Bush continued to droop, losing three points for the second month in a row, all five can say with confidence that they will meet the polling criterion for the first GOP debate, hosted by...