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  • Moderate GOP Senate candidates were the big losers on election night

    11/24/2014 12:07:34 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 11/22/14 | Dean Chambers
    The conventional wisdom espoused by the GOP establishment and pundits like Karl Rove was the idea that Tea Party supported candidates, that won GOP primaries, would be the big losers on election night in this year's mid-term elections. But a reasonable analysis of the elections results tells us that moderate GOP nominees were the big losers. Even the ones backed by the Koch brothers. The most moderate GOP candidates were nominated in some of the more blue states and they lost badly in races that could have been won against vulnerable Democrat incumbents who voted for Obamacare. In Oregon the...
  • Feds announce largest-ever competitive lease sale for offshore wind

    11/24/2014 11:42:10 AM PST · by thackney · 28 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | November 24, 2014 | Ryan Holeywell
    The federal government today announced that it will hold its largest-ever competitive lease sale for offshore wind development in January. The feds will allow a dozen developers to bid on access to more than 742,000 acres off the coast of Massachusetts (map) starting Jan. 29, the Interior Department said Monday. The sale would triple the amount of federal offshore acreage available for commercial-scale offshore wind development, the department said. That area — if fully developed — could support as much as five gigawatts of commercial wind generation, enough to power more than 1.4 million homes, according to the U.S. Department...
  • Pope Francia appoints Bishop Hying to Diocese of Gary IN

    11/24/2014 11:40:54 AM PST · by ADSUM · 10 replies
    Milwaukee JS on line ^ | 11/24/2015 | JSONLINE
    Aux Bishop Hying of Milwaukee appointed Bishop of Gary IN
  • Remove the Tyrant. Reverse the Tyranny.

    11/24/2014 11:20:37 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 17 replies
    Vanity
    Elections no longer serve their intended purpose, to temporarily empower others to make law on our behalf, subject to constitutional limitations. Obama plainly said last week that the outcome of the midterms meant the exact opposite of its results. He will issue diktats on behalf of those who didn’t vote! His first act was to lead a barbarian invasion across our southern border. A last ditch defense of our republic demands two actions. First, the virus that afflicts our governing body, Barack Obama, must be excised. If not, he will continue his scorched earth demonic march through our God given...
  • Obama roasted hero Hagel for Thanksgiving but pardoned the real turkey of America's defense

    11/24/2014 11:17:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 24, 2014 | Piers Morgan
    Senator Chuck Hagel, America’s defense secretary, was today chosen as President Obama’s sacrificial human Thanksgiving turkey. As we disseminate that shock decision, it’s important to remember the kind of man Senator Hagel is and what qualified him for the job. Hagel served on the ground in the jungles of Vietnam and Cambodia throughout 1968, the worst year of the war in which nearly 17,000 Americans died. On March 28, 1968, Hagel and his brother Tom were crossing a stream when a mine exploded. It killed a number of men. Tom Hagel looked back and saw Chuck lying on the ground,...
  • OPEC Risks Seeing $60 Oil If It Doesn't Make A Big Move This Week

    11/24/2014 11:02:17 AM PST · by blam · 27 replies
    BI Reuters ^ | 11-24-2014 | Claire Milhench
    Claire Milhench November 24, 2014 Oil prices could plunge to $60 a barrel if OPEC does not agree a significant output cut when it meets in Vienna this week, market players say. Brent crude futures have fallen 34 percent since June to touch a four-year low of $76.76 a barrel on Nov. 14, and could tumble further if OPEC does not agree to cut at least 1 million barrels per day (bpd), commodity fund managers say. "The market would question the credibility of OPEC and its influence on global oil markets if there was no cut," said Daniel Bathe, of...
  • Ugly ouster: 'Frustrated' Hagel faces unfair sniping on way out, says McCain

    11/24/2014 11:00:19 AM PST · by servo1969 · 32 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 11-24-2014 | FoxNews.com
    Sources told FoxNews.com that Obama's dissatisfaction with Hagel, as well as a desire to shake up the cabinet following the devastating midterm elections, played a role in the president seeking Hagel's ouster. “Make no mistake, Secretary Hagel was fired,” a senior U.S. official with close knowledge of the situation told Fox News. This same official discounted Pentagon claims it was a mutual decision claiming President Obama has lost confidence in Hagel and that the White House had been planning to announce his exit for weeks. “The president felt he had to fire someone. He fired the only Republican in his...
  • 'Dramatic improvement' in Ebola outlook in Liberia: U.S. general

    11/24/2014 10:59:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/24/2014 | EMMA FARGE
    A U.S. general in the force helping Liberia fight the Ebola epidemic reported on Monday a dramatic improvement in the situation there and confirmed the cancellation of two planned treatment facilities. Brigadier General Frank Tate, deputy commanding general of U.S. Operation United Assistance, said the drop in the number of cases in the country was all the more encouraging given recent improvements in reporting capacity. He said new daily cases have fallen to around 20 from close to 80 when the operation was announced in September. Ebola is still spreading in other parts of West Africa. "It's a dramatic improvement,"...
  • This Dying Man Has the Same Cancer as Brittany Maynard, But His Response is Priceless

    11/24/2014 10:58:34 AM PST · by wagglebee · 22 replies
    Life News ^ | 11/24/14 | Sarah Zagorski
    Aaron and Nora met in 2010 and like most people who fall in love, they were head over heels for each other. The next year, Aaron suffered a seizure at work which led to a very grim diagnosis: stage four brain cancer. Although a large portion of the tumor was a Grade 2, which is usually classified as benign, a portion of it was Grade 4 glioblastoma—the same kind of cancer as Brittany Maynard.However, despite his illness, their lives went on. Aaron and Nora wed, they had a baby and spent endless time together. For a while his health was...
  • CHECKMATE! The end of the Legislative and Judicial branches. (Vanity/Opinion)

    11/24/2014 9:53:50 AM PST · by Enterprise · 39 replies
    Nov 24, 2014 | Enterprise
    <p>Obama is sneering at the Republicans again, telling them to "pass a bill" regarding immigration. The Democrats are taunting the Republicans and daring them to do something.</p> <p>It appears that there doesn't need to be another "bill" passed, as this ACT is supposed to prevent Obama from doing exactly what he is doing.</p>
  • Oops! Obama Realizes Exec. Privilege not Legal to Hide Fast, Furious Docs

    11/24/2014 10:53:35 AM PST · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 24, 2014
    After using executive privilege to withhold Fast and Furious records for two years, the Obama administration has quietly stopped exerting the power to hide information about the disastrous gun-running operation. Judicial Watch attorneys discovered the extraordinary about-face in recent exchanges with Department of Justice (DOJ). JW has been a leader in exposing the Fast and Furious scandal and has filed several Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits against the federal agencies involved in the once-secret operation. Just last month JW obtained records showing that the president’s trusted senior advisor, Valerie Jarrett, was a key player in the Fast and Furious...
  • Dennis Michael Lynch

    11/24/2014 10:48:29 AM PST · by 7thson · 7 replies
    Dennis Michael Lynch (born August 28, 1969) is an American entrepreneur, documentary film maker, and conservative commentator. He often appears as a guest on Fox News, The Kelly File, and The Blaze TV. Currently, he is the founder and CEO of TV360Media, a company specializing in the production and distribution of digital film.
  • A Quiet Wedding for Darren Wilson

    11/24/2014 10:43:04 AM PST · by Veto! · 16 replies
    NYT ^ | 11/4/14 | JULIE BOSMAN AND CAMPBELL ROBERTSON
    FERGUSON, Mo. — Darren Wilson, the officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in August, has been out of public sight ever since. Yet last month, he stepped into a St. Louis County office building, gave his name and applied for a marriage license. Several days later, Officer Wilson married Barbara Spradling, a fellow officer in the Ferguson Police Department, public records show.
  • Ferguson grand jury decision expected today

    11/24/2014 10:40:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 64 replies
    CNN ^ | November 24, 2014 | Josh Levs
    A decision is expected Monday from the grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, that is weighing evidence in the Michael Brown shooting, U.S. and local law enforcement officials told CNN. The announcement will come from the St Louis County Prosecutor, the sources said. The sources did not know what decision will be announced.
  • Saudi National Reportedly Crashes Car Containing Explosives Into US Army Post Fort Sam Houston

    11/24/2014 10:32:05 AM PST · by Zakeet · 74 replies
    Latin Post ^ | November 24, 2014 | Rodrigo Ugarte
    Complete Headline: Saudi National Reportedly Crashes Car Containing Explosives Into US Army Post Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas A driver who rammed his car into the gates of U.S. Army post Fort Sam Houston in Texas is in custody after the ordeal on Sunday. Police have not provided much information about the situation or the suspect, but the military base, which had been placed under lockdown, has returned to normal operations. The suspect has been identified as a male Saudi national, according to KCEN TV. Authorities have not identified the man, but he is in custody. His car...
  • Rand Paul Declares War on ISIS—and Allows Boots on the Ground

    11/24/2014 10:26:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 11/24/2014 | Olivia Nuzzi
    The Kentucky senator, seeking to define himself as a foreign-policy heavyweight ahead of 2016, will introduce a measure in the Senate next month declaring war on the terror group. “The most important” part of Rand Paul’s assessment of “questions of war,” the Kentucky senator told The Daily Beast this fall, is “how you go to war.” Now he’s putting that assessment into action with a plan to introduce a declaration of war against ISIS in the Senate next month. The move is part of Paul’s ongoing campaign to position himself as a foreign-policy heavyweight ahead of the Republican presidential primaries,...
  • Is Hagel’s resignation a first sign of the administration’s implosion?

    11/24/2014 10:24:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/24/2014 | Noah Rothman
    The White House’s defenders will attempt to knock down claims that Defense Sec. Chuck Hagel’s resignation is loaded with implications for the future of this administration. Cabinet officials come and go, they’ll note, but this White House has made a point of standing by its embattled figures. Former Health and Human Services Sec. Kathleen Sebelius resigned in Aril of this year, well after the controversy surrounding the botched debut of Healthcare.gov. Some speculated that the delay was an intentional effort to disassociate her resignation from the controversy that likely hastened it. Similarly, the political press was shocked when Obama...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EST,WOR AM,November 24-26,2014

    11/24/2014 10:21:45 AM PST · by Biggirl · 1 replies
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  • Possible 2016 US presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren to meet Netanyahu

    11/24/2014 10:20:07 AM PST · by PROCON · 19 replies
    jpost.com ^ | Nov. 24, 2014 | HERB KEINON
    While it is two full years before the 2016 US presidential race, the parade of possible candidates to Israel began Monday afternoon with a meeting by Massachusetts Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. Warren, whose name has been mentioned as a possible challenger to Hillary Clinton for the democratic nomination, arrived Saturday in Tel Aviv, and will also visit Ramallah and Amman. This is the first trip abroad for the senator, elected in 2012 and who has so-far concentrated largely on US domestic issues.According to the Boston Globe, Warren has been among only a handful of senators...
  • Graves And Cassidy Will Annihilate Edwards And Landrieu, Say Couvillon Polls

    11/24/2014 10:19:02 AM PST · by abb · 7 replies
    The Hayride ^ | November 24, 2014 | Scott McKay
    Our buddy John Couvillon was the pollster for Paul Dietzel’s campaign, so he counts as an independent, if Republican, pollster when he reports some fresh numbers in the 6th District runoff. Couvillon released the results of his survey, which was conducted on Nov. 17, on Friday. The sample included 793 respondents from households which had voted in the Nov. 4 primary, and it matches the electorate from that primary about as closely as possible. The demographic breakdown of the respondents was 76-20% white/black, while the party registration of respondents was 42-39% Democratic (19% Independents) – in the November primary, the...
  • Crash and burn: Rider backlash slams airline for backing Obama on amnesty

    11/24/2014 9:58:35 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 18 replies
    Twitter via Twitchy via BIZPAC REVIEW ^ | November 21, 2014 | Twitter via Twitcy via BIZPAC REVIEW
    Delta posted a message in support of “much-needed” immigration reform on its Twitter feed early Friday, the morning after Obama addressed the nation.
  • Poll: (Hillary) Clinton Leads in NH by Historic Margin

    11/24/2014 9:48:47 AM PST · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 24, 2014
    The 2016 New Hampshire presidential primary is well over a year away, but there's a new poll about the Democratic contenders that gives Hillary Clinton a huge lead. The 2016 New Hampshire presidential primary is well over a year away, but there's a new poll about the Democratic contenders that gives Hillary Clinton a huge lead. [Snip] 62 percent of voters said they would cast their ballot for Clinton if the Democratic primary were held today. Trailing behind, 13 percent said they would vote for Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, six percent said Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, and five percent said...
  • JARRETT: BOEHNER ASKED OBAMA FOR HELP AVOIDING CONSERVATIVES' IRE

    11/24/2014 9:46:13 AM PST · by ~Vor~ · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11.24.14 | Caroline May
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) requested that President Barack Obama avoid making a “very public push” on immigration during the midterm primaries, according to White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett.
  • Second Temple Era Military Outpost Discovered, Possibly Destroyed By Alexander the Great

    11/24/2014 9:35:06 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | November 23rd, 2014 | Tzvi Zucker
    Archaeological excavations in Netiv Haasarah have uncovered a Persian era military installation. Netiv Haasarah is a town in the "Gaza envelope" with a population of about 700. The dig, being headed by Dr. Yael Abadi Rice, found a fortified town and a military tower, from approximately 2,100 years ago. This time period was when the Second Temple was standing in Jerusalem. "It seems this was a military outpost", Dr. Rice told Tazpit News Agency. "Besides for the army stationed there, people were sent there to work the area on the road from Ashkelon to Gaza." The outpost had the military...
  • Iman Attacked by Fellow Muslims After Condemning Har Nof Massacre

    11/24/2014 9:30:18 AM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | http://i2.wp.com/www.jewishpress.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Iman-in-Har-Nof.jpg?fit=395%2C395 | Tzvi Zucker
    Sheikh Samir Aasi, Imam of the main mosque in the city of Akko (in above photo: front row, third from left), openly condemned the massacre that took place last week in a Har Nof synagogue. This terror attack was perpetuated by two Palestinian men, who entered during morning prayers and shot worshipers dead as well as stabbed them with meat cleavers. Aasi made the trip from Akko to Har Nof to participate in a pluralistic faith assembly attended by clergy from all of Israel's faiths. The assembly was held in the synagogue where the attack took place. Aasi spoke...
  • Turning Death Into Life, Answer to Hamas-where over 1,000 rockets fell 100,000 new fruit trees!

    11/24/2014 9:23:24 AM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 11-24-14
    In the areas where over 1,000 rockets and missiles fell, Israeli farmers will plant 100,000 new fruit trees! Planting Trees on the Golan Photo Credit: Zo Artzeinu With the war in Israel over, the people who left their bomb shelters were looking for a strong response to Hamas, and they found what they were looking for. Hamas wanted death so they have decided to respond with LIFE! An interesting project has begun – and has immediately entered into high gear, since time is of the essence. In the exact areas where over 1,000 rockets and missiles fell, Israeli farmers will...
  • Peer-reviewed Journal Accepts Paper Reading “Get Me Off Your [expletive] Mailing List” 863 times

    11/24/2014 9:20:25 AM PST · by dead · 13 replies
    Language alert! Bad word mentioned more than 863 times in the linked articled. There are even flow-charts and graphs with the phrase. But very funny point was made about the validity of citing "peer-reviewed" journals, valuable when somebody attempts to use the phrase "peer reviewed" to shut off debate about an article's content.
  • Please keep it coming in folks. We're closing in on our goal!! [FReepathon Thread LIII]

    11/24/2014 9:12:10 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 43 replies
    Woo hoo!! Please keep those donations coming in folks. Let's git 'er done!! We've got a big fight ahead stopping Obama's desperate scorched earth plan for his last two years, especially now that the GOPe leadership has officially taken a powder and refuse to engage him. It's now up to the grassroots patriots and the conservative tea party members in congress. The democrats and RINOS have us surrounded, so we need to split, no, DOUBLE our forces and efforts and fight in both directions!! Thank God we have all the guns and we're fighting on God's side. Our God-given Liberty...
  • Everything you need to know about the Ferguson Grand Jury

    11/24/2014 6:19:29 AM PST · by Din Maker · 42 replies
    ABC News.go ^ | November 19, 2014
    The Ferguson Grand Jury: Here is a breakdown of some of the most pressing questions: How many votes are needed to get an indictment? At least 9 out of 12 St. Louis County residents who make up the grand jury, must vote to indict. The jury consists of 6 white men, 3 white women, 2 black women and 1 black man. Their ages have not been released. St. Louis County's racial make-up is 70 percent white, but, Ferguson is about two-thirds black Was impaneled in May for a four-month term but starting on Aug. 20, they began working exclusively on...
  • German FM: Iran nuclear talks ‘completely open’

    11/24/2014 8:57:43 AM PST · by Olog-hai
    TheLocal.de ^ | 23 Nov 2014 08:51 GMT+01:00 | (AFP)
    German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Saturday that the outcome of Iran’s nuclear talks with six world powers was “completely open”. Despite huge gaps in the negotiations, “we have never been closer in more than 10 years,” Steinmeier said as he joined the talks in Vienna. “If Iran is ready to take this opportunity, then movement is possible … Whether we can get a result is right now completely open,” he said. …
  • Police: Woman Saying She's 'Ready For Ferguson' Shoots, Kills Self By Accident

    11/24/2014 8:54:42 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 31 replies
    talking points memo ^ | Nov 24, 2014 | Catherine Thompson
    Police: Woman Saying She's 'Ready For Ferguson' Shoots, Kills Self By Accident By Catherine Thompson PublishedNovember 24, 2014, 6:49 AM EST St. Louis police were investigating an incident in which a woman waving a gun inside a vehicle and saying she was "ready for Ferguson" apparently shot herself in the head by accident, CNN reported Sunday. The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said the shooting occurred Friday night in the city's downtown area. Sources briefed on the investigation told CNN that a police report identified the victim as 26-year-old Becca Campbell. The sources told CNN that the victim was involved...
  • New Chairman of Congressional Black Caucus Legitimizes Possible Ferguson Violence

    11/24/2014 8:53:20 AM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    NLPC ^ | November 24, 2014 | Paul Chesser
    As the nation awaits a decision from a grand jury Ferguson, Mo. about whether they will charge a police officer for shooting and killing black teenager Michael Brown, the new leader of the Congressional Black Caucus has already publicly stated that anything but indictment will not represent justice. The comments (audio) came as Congressman G.K. Butterfield, a North Carolina Democrat, assumed the chairmanship of the CBC last week. He expressed his concern in an interview with WUNC in Chapel Hill, a NPR affiliate, when asked about the problem of civil unrest in “places like Ferguson” and what he thought...
  • Police arrest man over Russia-proof bunker (Kelheim, Bavaria)

    11/24/2014 8:45:58 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 21 Nov 2014 15:59 GMT+01:00 | (AFP)
    Police in Kelheim said on Friday they had arrested a man who hoarded guns, ammunition and bomb-making material in a nuclear-proof family bunker he built fearing an attack by Russia. The 59-year-old electrician had constructed the emergency shelter by expanding and reinforcing the basement of his family home in the small town near Regensburg in Bavaria. Police said they had confiscated two submachine guns, 80 rifles, 60 handguns, 20,000 rounds of ammunition and 40 kilograms of materials to make explosives. …
  • A Quiet Wedding for Police Officer in Shooting

    11/24/2014 8:28:01 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 50 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 24, 2014 | JULIE BOSMAN AND CAMPBELL ROBERTSON
    Darren Wilson, the officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in August, has been out of public sight ever since. Yet last month, he stepped into a St. Louis County office building, gave his name and applied for a marriage license. Several days later, Officer Wilson married Barbara Spradling, a fellow officer in the Ferguson Police Department, public records show. The couple obtained their marriage license in Clayton, Mo., outside St. Louis, in the recorder of deeds office on the fourth floor of the Lawrence K. Roos administrative building, steps away from the courthouse where the grand jury has been...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WOR AM,November 24-26,2014

    11/24/2014 8:19:36 AM PST · by Biggirl · 105 replies
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  • United Technologies CEO Chenevert Abruptly Steps Down (DoD contractor)

    11/24/2014 8:12:14 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 30 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 24 | Ted Mann & Angelea Chen
    United Technologies Corp. Chief Executive Louis Chenevert abruptly stepped down, startling people inside and outside the industrial conglomerate he led for six years.
  • CHUCK HAGEL FIRING: TWO WRONGS DON'T MAKE A RIGHT

    11/24/2014 7:51:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/24/2014 | by JOEL B. POLLAK
    The New York Times reports that President Barack Obama is about to dismiss Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. The reason given? That the White House recognized that "the threat from the Islamic State would require a different kind of skills than those that Mr. Hagel was brought on to employ." In other words: Hagel was brought on to downgrade the military radically, but now the military turns out to be necessary, after all. Yet that cannot be the only reason, absent any sign that Obama is committing to a sudden, steep increase in the defense budget, and reversing the non-sequester...
  • Mississippi Supreme Court Sets Date to Hear Its First Same-Sex Divorce Case

    11/24/2014 7:46:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/24/2014 | Anugrah Kumar
    The state Supreme Court in Mississippi, where same-sex marriage is not recognized, will hear arguments Jan. 21, 2015, from a woman who has asked the state to recognize her gay marriage so that she can be granted a divorce. Lauren Czekala-Chatham and Dana Ann Melancon, who married in California in 2008, cannot be granted a divorce in Mississippi due to the state's constitution and statutes, DeSoto County Chancery Judge Mitchell Lundy Jr. ruled last year. "All same sex Mississippi couples lack a right to have their marriage recognized by the state regardless of whether newly arrived here, having lived here...
  • Russia Is Losing Up To $140 Billion Per Year From Western Sanctions And Oil Price Fall

    11/24/2014 7:42:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    AFP Business Insider ^ | 11/24/2014 | AFP
    Russia is set to lose about $40 billion (32 billion euros) per year due to Western sanctions over the Ukraine conflict, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said Monday. "We are losing around $40 billion per year due to geopolitical sanctions and we are losing some $90 to $100 billion per year due to oil prices falling 30 percent," Siluanov said in a speech at an economic forum in Moscow, quoted by RIA Novosti news agency. Sanctions imposed by the European Union and the US on Russia's economy, which is largely dependent on exports of raw materials, block its access to international...
  • John McCain ‘Strongly Encouraging’ Lindsey Graham To Consider 2016 Run

    11/24/2014 7:25:42 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 80 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 24, 2014 | by Arlette Saenz & Jeff Zeleny
    Sen. John McCain is prodding one of his closest allies in the Senate to consider a run for the White House – Sen. Lindsey Graham. “I think he is looking at it, and I am strongly encouraging him to take a look at it,” McCain, R-Ariz., told ABC News. “I know of no one who is better versed and more important on national security policy and defense than Lindsey Graham, and I don’t think these challenges to our security are going away.” “He is eminently qualified,” McCain added.
  • Boca Mosque Targets Jews, Christians and the West

    11/24/2014 7:25:35 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 24, 2014 | Joe Kaufman
    For the Islamic Center of Boca Raton (ICBR) some things have changed and some have stayed the same. The center went from a storefront, where it began, to a nearly 30,000 square foot mosque. That was a huge change. It has also lost a number of imams along the way, a couple of whom have been charged with crimes. Many of the faces still remain, though, and so does the hate that was exhibited when the center was established over 15 years ago. ICBR started as a result of an effort by the Muslim Student Organization (MSO) at Florida Atlantic...
  • How Many Lies Have Democrats Told To Sabotage The War on Terror?

    11/24/2014 7:23:35 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 24, 2014 | David Horowitz
    Start with Obama’s claim that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (or ISIS) is not Islamic. Say what? In fact, the so-called war on terror is clearly a war that Islamic jihadists have declared on us. Yet Obama is so hostile to this war that even the subterfuge “war on terror” was too much for him and he purged it from official government statements and replaced it with “Overseas Contingency Operations,” which describes nothing. Why would he do this? To avoid confronting the actual threat from what is obviously the most dynamic movement in Islam today: the jihadist war...
  • More Defections of ‘Vetted Moderate’ Free Syrian Army Rebels to ISIS

    11/24/2014 7:19:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/24/2014 | Patrick Poole
    Earlier this month I reported here at PJ Media on the surrender and defections of U.S.-backed Syrian rebel troops to Jabhat al-Nusra (Al-Qaeda’s official affiliate), most notably the Syrian Revolutionaries Front, which the DC foreign policy establishment was hailing as “the West’s best fighting chance against Syria’s Islamist armies,” and Harkat al-Hazm, the first group to receive heavy weaponry from the U.S. earlier this year.Now Mona Mahmood of the Guardian reports that elements of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) are defecting to ISIS: US air strikes in Syria are encouraging anti-regime fighters to forge alliances with or even defect...
  • WATCH: Up-Close Launch Pad Cameras Capture Antares ORB-3 Explosion in Frightening Detail

    11/24/2014 7:17:26 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 23 replies
    AmericaSpace.com ^ | 23NOV2014 | Mike Killian
    For the NASA press corps, specifically the photojournalists responsible for capturing suicidal up-close images at liftoff, camera setups for the recent launch attempt of an Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket on the Orb-3 mission was as usual, but the outcome was anything but. Everyone knows that a rocket can explode, and although the odds are incredibly small we understand the risks when we set up our launch pad cameras to document the impressive launches of America’s missions to space. As the old saying goes; spaceflight is not routine, and the still and video imagery presented in this article tonight highlight...
  • Rudy Giuliani’s Ferguson race comments blow up the internet

    11/24/2014 7:16:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    WASHINGTON POST Hotair ^ | 11/24/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Next time you invite Rudy Giuliani on the Sunday morning shows, make sure you give him the heavily caffeinated coffee, because once he gets wound up he really heads off to the races. Appearing on Meet the Press, the former Mayor was paired up with Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson to talk about race relations in Ferguson, and things got a little dicey. Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani faced immediate Web backlash Sunday morning after he asked why people protest the killing of unarmed Ferguson, Mo., teenager Michael Brown but not black-on-black crime.“Ninety-three percent of blacks are...
  • Election, Fed, and Stocks

    11/24/2014 7:16:14 AM PST · by GilGil · 2 replies
    Zeal ^ | 11/7/2014 | Adam Hamilton
    The bottom line is the massive Republican Congressional victory is not bullish for these overextended and overvalued Fed-levitated stock markets. The Republican lawmakers are going to put tremendous pressure on the Fed to normalize its bloated balance sheet and horrible zero-interest-rate policy. The Fed serves at the pleasure of Congress, and can’t risk infuriating it to launch a QE4 to rescue stock markets. Thus the overdue major selloff is still imminent. At very best it will be a full-blown 20% correction, but far more likely is a 50% cyclical bear market unfolding over a couple years. The markets are forever...
  • HOW THE GOP SHOULD REACT TO OBAMA EXEC ORDERS

    11/24/2014 6:50:56 AM PST · by shortstop · 39 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 11/24/14 | Bob Lonsberry
    Take him to court. That’s what the Republicans in Congress should do about Barack Obama’s executive actions on illegal immigration. Some member of the House or Senate should file suit in federal court seeking an injunction on the grounds that the actions are a clear violation of the Constitution, which authorizes the Congress to establish a “uniform rule of naturalization.” The Constitution gives matters of immigration to the Congress – the people’s branch of government – and a president is violating the Constitution when he abrogates a congressional action on immigration. It’s really very simple. And it’s not about illegal...
  • Hagel Said to Be Stepping Down as Defense Chief Under Pressure

    11/24/2014 6:43:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 24, 2014 | Helene Cooper
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down under pressure, the first cabinet-level casualty of the collapse of President Obama’s Democratic majority in the Senate and the struggles of his national security team amid an onslaught of global crises. The president, who is expected to announce Mr. Hagel’s resignation in a Rose Garden appearance on Monday, made the decision to ask his defense secretary — the sole Republican on his national security team — to step down last Friday after a series of meetings over the past two weeks, senior administration officials said.
  • We erred in publishing {Anti-ObamaAmnesty} cartoon

    11/24/2014 6:41:13 AM PST · by drpix · 9 replies
    Indystar/Gannet: Links Only ^ | 11/22/20141 | Editor Indystar
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  • Academic Bias on Human Rights

    11/24/2014 6:21:21 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 21, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Academics have made a cottage industry of their concern over human rights but their consciousness gets raised pretty selectively. “In August, Yale University announced a new undergraduate program in human rights,” Eric A. Posner wrote in The Chronicle Review on November 21, 2014. “It joins other human-rights programs, institutes, and clinics that have spread like kudzu across campuses in the United States and around the world.” “By one count, the number has increased from one in 1968 to almost 150 in 2000, with most of the growth in the 1990s. The U. N. provides links to more than 300 academic...