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  • Dirty Harare City Now “A Warzone”

    07/01/2015 11:12:29 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 1 replies
    Zimeye ^ | July 2, 2015
    VOA|Harare in the 1980s was affectionately referred to as the sunshine city because of its cleanliness. The city was orderly with well-maintained roads, bright street lights and clean running water and the blooming jacaranda trees also gave the it a unique view. But things have taken a bad turn as the city has been decaying since the 1990s. Buildings are now resembling a war zone and children hang around on street corners with nowhere to go and homeless people tell stories of disease and crime. These pictures reveal real-life scenes from an urban area hit-hard by the recession and still...
  • Wisconsin GOP ‘welcomes’ Bernie Sanders with billboards

    07/01/2015 11:11:46 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 7-1-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – The Republican Party of Wisconsin is offering a big welcome to ultra-liberal presidential candidate Bernie Sanders for his Badger State sojourn. The socialist Vermont U.S. senator who is making presumptive Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton increasingly nervous takes his wealth redistribution to Madison Wednesday evening. Some 10,000 people are expected to be in attendance, according to published reports. RPW has placed billboards around the state “welcoming” Sanders, and the party has launched a microsite highlighting the “extreme” positions that Sanders – and now Hillary Clinton – have embraced. Superimposing Sanders’ and Clinton’s heads on the bodies of...
  • Utility: Crews robbed at gunpoint restoring power in Detroit

    07/01/2015 11:06:03 PM PDT · by dr_lew · 3 replies
    WNDU ^ | Jun 30, 2015 | Associated Press
    DETROIT A utility says three line crews have been robbed at gunpoint of cash and cellphones while trying to restore power in Detroit after weekend storms. Michael Lynch, chief security officer for DTE Energy Co., tells the Detroit Free Press each robbery involved two or three suspects and it's possible the robberies are related. The Detroit News reports one happened Saturday and the others were Monday. No employees were injured. Lynch says they're advised to avoid carrying cash.
  • Bernie Sanders attracts massive crowd in Madison, Wisconsin

    07/01/2015 11:02:40 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    DC Caller ^ | 7-1-15 | Al Weaver
    Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders attracted a near sell out crowd Wednesday night at Madison Veteran's Memorial Stadium which seats about 10,000 people.
  • FBI Looks Into Fiber-Optic Vandalism in Northern California

    07/01/2015 10:23:58 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 12 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | JULY 1, 2015 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    The latest snips occurred Tuesday, when someone sliced at least three fiber-optic cables in an underground vault in Alameda County east of San Francisco. The cuts disrupted Internet and phone service around Sacramento for 20 hours before service was restored.
  • World’s Jewish Population Approaching Pre-Holocaust Numbers

    07/01/2015 10:21:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 5 replies
    CBS ^ | 7/1/2015 | Varios
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The world’s Jewish population has almost rebounded to pre-Holocaust numbers, according to a new report.
  • In Tennessee, Obama Sings Davy Crockett

    07/01/2015 9:23:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/1/15 | Charlie Spiering
    The president appears more willing to burst into song after some rave reviews for his rendition of Amazing Grace. During a conversation about Obamacare in Tennessee, President Obama took a question from a man named Davy Crockett. “You don’t have a beaver cap,” Obama said to the man as he asked about about pushing through his application for social security. “Y’all remember that TV show? Actually a lot of people are too young here,” he said before singing a few bars of the tune. (Video)
  • Episcopalians Vote to Allow Same-Sex Weddings in Churches

    07/01/2015 9:15:37 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 29 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 7-1-2015 | Breitbart News
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Episcopalians voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, solidifying the church’s embrace of gay rights that began more than a decade ago with the pioneering election of the first openly gay bishop. The vote came in Salt Lake City at the Episcopal General Convention, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide. It passed in the House of Deputies, the voting body of clergy and lay participants at the meeting. The House of Bishops had approved the resolution Tuesday by 129-26 with five abstaining. The Rev. Brian Baker of...
  • Confederate Flag Opposers, Supposedly Uneducated

    07/01/2015 9:02:17 PM PDT · by celmak · 68 replies
    Alfonzo Rachel ^ | 06/30/2015 | Alfonzo Rachel
    The inner democrat really comes out when it comes to the confederate battle flag. Those who wave it say they support your right to free speech as long as it agrees with us. Because if you disagree with us then you’re just uneducated. I’d expect that from democrats. It’s sad to hear that from republicans defending a flag born by democrats waved in battle against them and the United States. And I agree that democrat voters who oppose said flag are uneducated about it because their party created it in the 1st place, but republican voters who oppose it know...
  • Gay marriage ruling: Some officials stop holding weddings

    07/01/2015 8:34:37 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 30 replies
    BBC News ^ | July 1, 2015
    Officials in the US south are resisting last week's Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage by refusing to issue licences to any couples - gay or straight.
  • Donald Trump offers rare praise for Obama

    07/01/2015 8:33:35 PM PDT · by South40 · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | 1 JUL 2015 | Eugene Scott,
    Washington (CNN)Bombastic GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump offered a rare spot of praise for President Barack Obama on Wednesday, in an interview with CNN's Don Lemon. He also said improving race relations would be a priority for him if elected president. The hotel developer shared his views on CNN Tonight with Don Lemon while reflecting on the Charleston Massacre, where nine African-Americans were killed in a church earlier this month by a white man who said he wanted to start a race war. Trump, a staunch critic of Obama, spoke highly of the eulogy the President gave at the funeral...
  • Facebook Struggles with Gaining a Diverse Employee Base, Remains Predominately White

    07/01/2015 8:20:00 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 18 replies
    Latin Post ^ | By Nicole Akoukou Thompson
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has voiced a desire to transform the demographics of Facebook's employee base to better echo the company's billion-plus international users. However, Facebook's most recent diversity report revealed that white men continue to have a claim on positions at Facebook. The online social networking service claims that diversity is central to the company's mission, observing "genders, races, ages, sexual orientations, characteristics and points of view." Additionally, they've insisted that a diverse workforce "is not only the right thing to do - it's the smart thing to do for our business." With that said, numbers show that Facebook...
  • Tony Perkins speaks at FBC Dallas

    07/01/2015 8:05:30 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 6 replies
    FBC Dallas ^ | 06/28/15 | Tony Perkins
    Tony Perkins from the Family Research Council, spoke at FBC Dallas and addressed how Christians should respond to what's happening in this country. It's worth a listen
  • Polygamous Montana trio applies for wedding license

    07/01/2015 8:00:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 07/01/2015 | By MATT VOLZ
    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man said Wednesday that he was inspired by last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage to apply for a marriage license so that he can legally wed his second wife. Nathan Collier and his wives Victoria and Christine applied at the Yellowstone County Courthouse in Billings on Tuesday in an attempt to legitimize their polygamous marriage. Montana, like all 50 states, outlaws bigamy — holding multiple marriage licenses — but Collier said he plans to sue if the application is denied. “It’s about marriage equality,” Collier told The Associated Press Wednesday. “You...
  • ‘This Is An Insult’: Ann Coulter and Geraldo Rivera Clash Over Illegal Immigration and Crime [VIDEO]

    07/01/2015 7:53:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 07/01/2015 | Billy Hallowell
    Ann Coulter and Geraldo Rivera clashed on Tuesday night over illegal immigration and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s controversial claim that Mexico is ”sending people that have lots of problems” to America. “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best,” Trump said when announcing his candidacy. “They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.” Coulter, who takes a hard line on illegal immigration, didn’t defend Trump directly but said she believes the government should be using...
  • Union Members Support Bernie Sanders:(Many Union Members Say Hillary Can't Be Trusted)

    07/01/2015 7:43:07 PM PDT · by lbryce · 20 replies
    Washington Beacon ^ | July 1, 2015 | Destiny Albritton
    Bernie Sanders has turned Hillary Clinton’s parade to the White House into a competitive race for the Democratic nomination, as unions prefer Clintons’ socialist opponent. LaborUnionReport.com organized an informal poll in mid-June 2015 and the results showed that union support for Hillary Clinton was lacking significantly. Seventy-six percent of union members favor Bernie Sanders for president in 2016. Only 11 percent of union members favored Hillary Clinton. The report said, “due to her time spent with the employer-friendly Rose law firm (which helps employers fight unions), as well as her stint on the board of directors for Wal-Mart, many union...
  • Proposed regulation could keep 3D-printed gun blueprints offline for good

    07/01/2015 7:34:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 01, 2015 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Those handy digital blueprints that enable anyone to 3D print gun parts or even a weapon from scratch could be under threat thanks to a new proposal from the State Department. A notice posted on June 3rd in a recent Federal Register show that some changes are being made to the International Traffic in Arms (ITAR) regulations. Hidden within the proposal, which restricts what gear, technology, and info can and cannot be exported out of the US, is a ban on posting schematics for 3D printed gun parts online. The ruling comes just a month after Cody Wilson and, his...
  • Trump defends inflammatory comments, asks 'Who is doing the raping?'

    07/01/2015 7:29:19 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/1/15 | Eugene Scott
    Businessman Donald Trump continued his verbal attack against illegal immigrants on Wednesday, in an exclusive interview set to air at 10 p.m. on CNN Tonight with Don Lemon. He has stirred up controversy in recent days for claiming "rapists" and "killers" are migrating over the United States' southern border. Univision and NBC Universal have cut ties with the businessman, refusing to air the "Miss Universe" pageant he partially owns as a result, and Macy's announced Wednesday it was also discontinuing his clothing line. On Wednesday, Trump, who is a Republican presidential candidate, told Lemon he was pulling his facts from...
  • Court: Oklahoma woman can sue fracking company for causing earthquakes

    07/01/2015 7:28:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/01/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    If you read the title there’s not much more of an intro to do, really. Let’s just get to the case. Oklahoma’s Supreme Court said New Dominion LLC can be sued for damage caused by an earthquake that a woman blames on disposal wells tied to fracking, in what may be the first such case to head to a jury trial.Sandra Ladra sued New Dominion and Spess Oil Co. for injuries suffered to her knees and legs in November 2011, when a 5.0 magnitude earthquake struck near her home in central Oklahoma. She said the tremor caused the rock...
  • No, Polygamy Isn’t the Next Gay Marriage: Group marriage is the past—not the future—of matrimony.

    07/01/2015 7:24:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/30/2015 | By JONATHAN RAUCH
    am a gay marriage advocate. So why do I spend so much of my time arguing about polygamy? Opposing the legalization of plural marriage should not be my burden, because gay marriage and polygamy are opposites, not equivalents. By allowing high-status men to hoard wives at the expense of lower-status men, polygamy withdraws the opportunity to marry from people who now have it; same-sex marriage, by contrast, extends the opportunity to marry to people who now lack it. One of these things, as they say on Sesame Street, is not like the other. Yet this non sequitur just won't go...
  • Episcopalians vote to allow gay marriage in churches

    07/01/2015 6:55:39 PM PDT · by goodwithagun · 70 replies
    Associated Press via Yahoo! News ^ | July 1, 2015 | BRADY McCOMBS and RACHEL ZOLL
    Episcopalians voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, solidifying the church's embrace of gay rights that began more than a decade ago with the pioneering election of the first openly gay bishop.
  • Black Teacher in Ohio Slaps Disabled White Student Saying She Doesn’t Have to ‘Serve White People

    07/01/2015 6:42:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    GOP the Daily Dose ^ | Jul 1, 2015 | clyde
    A black teacher in Cincinnati, Ohio has resigned after she slapped a handicapped white child and screamed at him that blacks in America “fought” so that they wouldn’t have to “serve white people like him.” This creep resigned not after students complained, but after her own teachers assistants complained of her abusive actions! It was going on for months, apparently. Intervention Specialist Pamela Bullock has left her position at Wayne Local Schools in Warren County, after four teaching assistants wrote a letter to administrators detailing her abuse toward students. In one incident, the assistants reported that Ms. Bullock was taking...
  • Rose unplugged Morning Show July 2 2015.

    07/01/2015 6:40:23 PM PDT · by GregB · 8 replies
    Rose is back. She is on from 8AM to 10AM Monday through Friday on www.am1250theanswer.com or go to www.roseunplugged.com/bio-encore to hear archives. Streaming at saleminteractivemedia.com/ListenLive/player/WPGPAM
  • Greta demands Hillary remove ‘dishonest’ ad featuring her

    07/01/2015 5:56:08 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    NMediaEqualizer ^ | July 1,2015 | By Brian Maloney
    An ad unveiled today by Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign is being denounced by Greta Van Susteren, who says it selectively edited her interview with Rep Trey Gowdy (R-SC) to make it appear the Benghazi investigation is politically motivated. Via her website, the Fox News Channel host has demanded the Clinton campaign remove her 81-second “Briefing” spot, also providing a transcript of the original program to prove Gowdy was not actually backing the Democratic presidential primary candidate’s claims. Van Susteren sees the key discrepancy as “Chairman Gowdy saying ‘it could be’ when I pointed out that a delay in releasing the...
  • Trump On Comments About Illegals: "I Don't Apologize"; "A Very Straight And Legitimate Statement"

    07/01/2015 5:57:43 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 39 replies
    RCP ^ | 7/1/15 | Tim Hains
    DONALD TRUMP: No, I don't apologize. Everybody knows what’s going on. You have illegal immigrants pouring through the country. They’re incarcerated, many of them are in jails. You have hundreds of thousands of people going to state and federal penitentiaries. That just came out in Homeland Security Report. You just have to take a look at them. The crime is rampant all over the place. You have the illegals just literally pouring -- and not from Mexico only, they’re coming from all over the world. You have them all over South America, but they’re coming from the Middle East. They’re...
  • Donald Trump's comments on immigration complicate GOP's 'Latino problem'

    07/01/2015 5:52:03 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    LA Times | 7/1/15 | LISA MASCARO
    Wen Donald Trump disparaged Mexican immigrants as “rapists” and drug-runners during his presidential announcement speech, the slurs were initially dismissed as just another outrageous pronouncement from the blustery billionaire. But as Latinos reel in anger and celebrities and corporate sponsors drop their associations with Trump, the Republican Party’s other presidential hopefuls face an increasingly uncomfortable choice: engage with Trump and elevate his already high visibility or stay silent and risk appearing to condone his statements. So far, most have said little, hoping the controversy will fade. -snip- Bush, whose wife is Mexican American and who has openly courted Latinos, has...
  • As Donald Trump surges in polls, Democrats cheer

    07/01/2015 5:51:04 PM PDT · by Mariner · 32 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 1st, 2015 | By Philip Rucker
    For Democrats, Donald Trump amounts to a kind of divine intervention. With the Republican Party on an urgent mission to woo Latino voters, one of its leading presidential candidates has been enmeshed for two weeks in a nasty feud over his inflammatory comments about Mexican immigrants. “They’re bringing drugs,” Trump said in his campaign announcement speech. “They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.” The comments — and many more since — have prompted an uproar among Latino groups and a series of acrimonious break-ups between Trump and various corporate partners. His outlandish rhetoric and skill at occupying the national spotlight is also...
  • City now looking at Trump’s golf deal in the Bronx as fallout continues from inflammatory comments

    07/01/2015 5:48:19 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    WPIX ^ | 7/1/15 | Mario Diaz
    City now looking at Trump’s golf deal in the Bronx as fallout continues from inflammatory comments against Mexicans. Hours after Macy’s abruptly ended its business relationship with Donald Trump, PIX11 News has learned that Trump’s golf course deal with the City of New York involving the much revered Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point is being examined in the fallout of Trump’s controversial remarks regarding Mexicans. Mayor Bill de Blasio telling PIX11 News the following in a statement, “We are reviewing Trump contracts with the City. Donald Trump’s remarks were disgusting and offensive, and this hateful language has no place...
  • Local VFW Shuts Down Tea Party's 'Dangers of Islam' Talk

    07/01/2015 5:37:04 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    Patch.com ^ | July 1, 2015 | Lorraine Swanson
    Oak Lawn post commander tells Tea Party group, "It ain't what we're about," after learning content of "educational seminar." Johnson-Phelps VFW Post 5220 in Oak Lawn, IL.The Johnson-Phelps VFW Post has canceled an event on the dangers of Islam in America that was being hosted by the Southwest Chicago and Suburban Tea Party.The Johnson-Phelps VFW Post, which rents its facilities and rooms to various political groups, including Democrats and Republicans, clubs, community organizations, and veterans groups, said in a statement that it did not know what the event was about when the Tea Party group rented the space.A notice posted...
  • Netflix hit with 'cloud tax' as Chicago targets online consumers

    07/01/2015 5:26:51 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 58 replies
    fortune ^ | july 1, 2015 | jeff john roberts
    Chicago officials are taking an aggressive new tax approach. Consumers will now have to pay 9% on Netflix, Amazon Web Services and more. Chicago is marking Independence Day this year with fireworks, hot dogs – and sweeping new tax rules that require companies to collect a 9% levy every time consumers use streaming and cloud services such as Netflix or Amazon Web Services. The rules, which went into effect today, came about after city officials expanded the interpretation of existing amusement and property lease taxes to encompass cloud-based technologies. According to lawyers at ReedSmith, which flagged the new rules in a blog post,...
  • Washington, D.C. Attorney Arrested for Child Porn Allegations

    07/01/2015 5:25:55 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 18 replies
    MyFoxDC.com ^ | 6/29/15 | Emily Miller
    According to court documents, an undercover police officer communicated with Gigot on a website that is frequented by people who have a sexual interest in children and incest. The undercover police officer texted with Gigot through a phone app called Kik. Court documents show that Gigot texted the police officer that he wanted to have sexual relations with a 12-year-old boy. The cover story was that the boy's father was organizing it. He asked: "[h]ow young would you go…I'd do 5[,] [b]ut 0-12 is hot." During the planning, Gigot allegedly texted the officer a video of a naked pre-pubescent boy,...
  • Christian Preachers Brutally Beaten at Gay Pride Festival (Seattle)

    07/01/2015 5:17:40 PM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 6/30/15 | Todd Starnes
    Two street preachers were brutally beaten—punched and kicked—by a crowd at a gay pride festival in Seattle and the entire melee was captured on video. The preachers were holding signs reading "Repent or Else" and "Jesus Saves From Sin." The video shows a group of people initially screaming and threatening the men during Pridefest at the Seattle Space Needle. Television station KOMO reported that some of the attackers belonged to a group called NOH8.
  • Biker’s attorney files emergency appeal of gag order (re Waco Twin Peaks shooting)

    07/01/2015 5:10:55 PM PDT · by Prolixus · 44 replies
    Waco Tribune-Herald ^ | July 1, 2015 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    A Dallas attorney who represents Hewitt biker Matthew Clendennen filed an emergency appeal Wednesday seeking to lift a gag order a judge imposed in Clendennen’s case on Tuesday. Clint Broden, in his emergency petition for writ of mandamus filed with Waco’s 10th Court of Appeals, argues that because his client has not been indicted, 54th State District Judge Matt Johnson had no jurisdiction to impose a gag order, which bars Broden, prosecutors, witnesses and police officials from publicly discussing Clendennen’s case. The gag order violates Clendennen’s right to free speech and the judge’s findings to adopt the gag order are...
  • ACT NOW: Obama, Senators Want to Resurrect Gun Ban

    07/01/2015 4:51:08 PM PDT · by forty_years · 17 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 6/12/2015 | Gun Owners of America
    ACT NOW: Fill in a form, letter text is provided, click, and your letter is delivered to your senators. [CLICK THIS LINK] Anti-gun Senators Joe Manchin and Pat Toomey just announced they want to bring back their toxic legislation stripping Americans of their gun rights without due process of law. Their legislation sought to BAN many private sales of firearms, forcing countless gun buyers to run to a dealer and submit to a background check before making their purchase. Thankfully, Senators Toomey and Manchin failed. But we can be sure that their proposal will be an infringement of Second Amendment...
  • Donald Trump fires back at 2016 rival: You 'couldn’t be elected dog catcher'

    07/01/2015 4:48:55 PM PDT · by Mariner · 113 replies
    Reuters/Business Insider ^ | July 1st, 2015 | By Colin Campbell
    Real-estate magnate Donald Trump fired off angry tweets at one of his GOP rivals in the presidential race Wednesday, accusing him of being a has-been who couldn't get elected to office again. The rival, former New York Gov. George Pataki (R), has recently been criticizing Trump's controversial comments about illegal immigration. Pataki told Business Insider on Tuesday that Trump was "disrespectful" and subsequently wrote a letter to the Republican field urging them to join him in denouncing Trump. Trump, as is his wont, responded by trashing Pataki on Twitter:
  • St Dept. withholds ‘classified’ info from Clinton emails,despite claim of 'no classified material'

    07/01/2015 4:41:45 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 20 replies
    foxnews ^ | 7/1/15 | foxnews
    A State Department spokesman said Wednesday that details from 25 emails were deemed classified and withheld from the 3,000-page trove of Hillary Clinton documents released overnight -- despite the former secretary of state claiming she never sent classified material on her personal email. State Department spokesman John Kirby acknowledged at a briefing that details from the 25 emails are now considered "classified." The messages were released, with those portions redacted. However, Clinton declared in March that she "did not email any classified material to anyone" on her account. "There is no classified material. So I'm certainly well aware of the...
  • Cruz Summons Top Donors to Colorado Springs

    07/01/2015 4:37:08 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | June 25, 2015 2:32 PM | ELIANA JOHNSON
    Texas senator Ted Cruz is summoning the biggest donors to his presidential campaign to Colorado Springs in mid-July. Cruz and his top bundlers — those who, according to a top campaign aide, “have met or exceeded their finance goals” by raising a minimum of $100,000 — will convene at The Broadmoor, the five-star resort owned by the conservative billionaire Philip Anschutz. The Colorado event, which will run from July 10-12, will serve as an opportunity for the campaign to update its top donors on the state of the race and to ask them to redouble their efforts on Cruz’s behalf....
  • Peter King rules out 2016 bid

    07/01/2015 4:29:42 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/01/2015 | Jessie Byrnes
    Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.) has ruled out a 2016 White House bid, he announced Wednesday. "It's just not in the cards. I don't want to be taking up other people's time," King said on CNN's "Wolf," noting his position on the House Homeland Security and Intelligence committees.  King, known for his hawkish views on national security, also said he was exploring a presidential bid out of concern Sens. Rand Paul (Ky.) and Ted Cruz (Texas) were "monopolizing the airwaves." "They were getting out what they thought was their Republican message. I wanted to counter that. I think I've been...
  • Egypt at War

    07/01/2015 4:19:57 PM PDT · by robowombat · 8 replies
    Commentary ^ | 07.01.2015 - 3:00 PM | Michael Rubinkam,
    Egypt at War Michael Rubin | @mrubin1971 07.01.2015 - 3:00 PM Over the last few days, Egypt has faced a terrorist wave. First, there was the assassination of Hisham Barakat, Egypt’s state prosecutor, the equivalent of the Attorney General. Barakat was the target of Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist animus for his role prosecuting thousands of Islamists since Gen Abdel Fattah el-Sisi overthrew the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated president Mohammed Morsi in 2013. Now, today, a wave of attacks has killed at least 50 soldiers in the Sinai Peninsula. Ominously, several Egyptian security sources are pointing the finger at Turkey, Qatar, and...
  • Donald Trump is on the rise — and that’s very bad news for the GOP

    07/01/2015 4:19:50 PM PDT · by Mariner · 123 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 1st, 2015 | By Paul Waldman
    Donald Trump is surging. In a field that has grown to 16 Republican presidential candidates (once Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Ohio Gov. John Kasich make their candidacies official), Trump is now in second place pretty much wherever you look. A new Quinnipiac poll of Iowa voters shows him tied for second with Ben Carson; they each have 10 percent to Walker’s 18. The latest CNN/WMUR poll in New Hampshire also puts Trump in second, with 11 percent, behind only Jeb Bush at 16 percent. And in the Huffington Post Pollster average of national polls, Trump comes in a mere...
  • What Will the West’s Many Concessions to Iran Produce?

    07/01/2015 4:15:13 PM PDT · by robowombat · 18 replies
    Commentary ^ | 07.01.2015 - 11:00 AM | Rick Richman |
    What Will the West’s Many Concessions to Iran Produce? Rick Richman | @jpundit 07.01.2015 - 11:00 AM It has been hard to keep up with the cascade of U.S. concessions in the negotiations with Iran, because there has been no natural stopping point. If you think virtually any deal is better than no deal, you need to keep making the concessions necessary to get it. If you have allowed Iran to get within a few months of a bomb and think extending the breakout period a few more months is a good deal, the concessions have to come. If you...
  • Rubio Remains a Supporter of Path to Citizenship

    07/01/2015 4:09:25 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/30/15 | ELIANA JOHNSON
    Many conservatives — and, indeed, many people — have been confused about what, exactly, Marco Rubio’s position is on immigration now that he’s said he regrets his support for the failed Gang of Eight bill. In an interview with New Hampshire’s local ABC station on Friday, Rubio made clear that he remains a supporter of a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. “I do,” Rubio said, when asked if he supports a path to citizenship for those currently in the United States illegally. First, though, Rubio said lawmakers have to “prove to the American people that illegal immigration is under...
  • Lawless Administration Won’t Enforce Law Against Israel Boycotts

    07/01/2015 4:09:24 PM PDT · by robowombat · 1 replies
    Commentary ^ | 07.01.2015 - 9:00 AM | Jonathan S. Tobin
    Lawless Administration Won’t Enforce Law Against Israel Boycotts Jonathan S. Tobin | @tobincommentary 07.01.2015 - 9:00 AM The signing of a trade bill last week that included provisions specifically requiring U.S. trade negotiators to oppose European boycotts of Israel was a signal defeat for the BDS — boycott, divest, sanction — movement. The willingness of a bipartisan majority of Congress to label efforts to wage economic war on the Jewish state as inconsistent with American law was especially important since it rightly dismissed any distinction between boycotts of all of Israel and those that only target Jewish communities in the...
  • Ted Cruz coming to Augusta for book signing

    07/01/2015 4:07:43 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 4 replies
    WFXG.com ^ | Jun 25, 2015 6:23 AM PDT | Katy Solt
    <p>Senator Ted Cruz will be coming to Augusta for a book signing.</p> <p>Senator Cruz will be at the Barnes and Noble at the Augusta Mall Sunday, July 5 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. He will be signing copies of his new book "A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America".</p>
  • Hillary Clinton’s Emails Expose Washington’s Culture of Duplicity

    07/01/2015 4:04:40 PM PDT · by robowombat · 5 replies
    Commentary ^ | 07.01.2015 - 1:00 PM | Noah Rothman
    Hillary Clinton’s Emails Expose Washington’s Culture of Duplicity Noah Rothman | @noahcrothman 07.01.2015 - 1:00 PM “I was there. I was a senior advisor. I didn’t know that,” former White House political advisor David Axelrod said of Hillary Clinton’s shadowy private email practices. He offered that self-defense on June 17 in an unsolicited effort to defend former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley, who claimed that he was similarly unaware of Clinton’s email methods. “The question is, what are people focused on? What do they care about?” Axelrod continued. His implication was that no one will or even should...
  • Metal Spikes Installed on White House Fence in Latest Security Renovation

    07/01/2015 3:56:29 PM PDT · by dennisw · 45 replies
    abcnews ^ | 7 -1 -15 | By ARLETTE SAENZ
    U.S. Secret Service and the National Park Service mounted the "removable anti-climb feature" this afternoon, but the entire installation process will take six weeks. Designed by Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center, the metal spikes installed today are only a temporary and will be replaced once a long-term solution is implemented, officials said. The Commission of Fine Arts and National Capital Planning Commission will approve a final design in the fall and construction on a permanent security enhancement is set to begin in 2016. The renovation comes nearly 10 months after Omar Gonzalez scaled the White House fence,...
  • Why Hillary could win in 2016. Interesting Article written in 2012 by Rabbi Steven Pruzansky

    07/01/2015 3:55:52 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 12 replies
    Please take a moment to digest this provocative article by a Jewish Rabbi from Teaneck , N.J. It is far and away the most succinct and thoughtful explanation of how our nation is changing.  The article appeared in The Israel National News, and is directed to Jewish readership. 70% of American Jews vote as Democrats.  The Rabbi has some interesting comments in that regard. Rabbi Steven Pruzansky is the spiritual leader of Congregation Bnai Yeshurun in Teaneck, New Jersey ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "The most charitable way of explaining the election results of 2012 is that Americans voted for the status quo...
  • Ted Cruz book signing in West Des Moines

    07/01/2015 3:48:48 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 6 replies
    Date/Time:  Monday, July 6, 2015 - 1:00pm Ted Cruz will host a book signing for his new book “A Time For Truth: Reigniting The Promise Of America.” No Q&A or speech are scheduled. Party:  Republican Candidate(s):  Ted Cruz Location:  Iowa Address:  Barnes & Noble 4550 University Ave West Des Moines, IA
  • Marco Rubio confirms his support of a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants

    07/01/2015 3:45:48 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/1/15 | Jennifer Rubin
    As we have written previously, both immigration reform critics and Hillary Clinton have falsely suggested that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) had backed off his support for a path to citizenship. To the extent there was either genuine confusion or wishful thinking — or an effort by aides to play it down — Rubio has now left no doubt as to his position. Asked in New Hampshire if he supported a path to citizenship, he said, “I do.”
  • Marco Rubio's support suddenly crumbled in a new poll

    07/01/2015 3:40:45 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7/1/15 | MAXWELL TANI
    Republican presidential candidate and US Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) saw his support drop dramatically in a new poll of Republican primary voters released Wednesday. The CNN poll showed that Rubio’s support has plunged to 6% among likely Republican primary voters. In May, he was leading the GOP pack with 14%. This drop represents the largest shift among any Republican candidate. Where most candidates remained statistically within the margin of error, Rubio’s drop is the only significant movement up or down among candidates.