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  • Jets center Nick Mangold calls 911 after Chatham car break-in, helps end crime spree

    08/29/2015 10:09:30 AM PDT · by God luvs America
    ABC News ^ | 8/28/2015 | Eyewitness News
    CHATHAM, N.J. (WABC) -- Pro Bowl center Nick Mangold usually protects the New York Jets quarterbacks, but now he's being credited for protecting his New Jersey community after making a 911 call when he spotted thieves trying to break into his cars. That call, placed at 5:30 a.m. on August 23, helped to end a crime spree involving 48 burglaries of unlocked cars, concentrated in Chatham Township and Chatham Boro. Mangold called 911 after hearing his car alarm and finding his garage door open. Madison police stopped a vehicle in the area and took five suspects into custody.
  • Presidential hopeful Donald Trump speaks at Nashville event (livestream)

    08/29/2015 10:07:42 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux
    wkrn.com ^ | Julie Edwards
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Presidential hopeful Donald Trump will be in Nashville Saturday to speak at the National Federation of Republican Assemblies conference. The National Federation of Republican Assemblies is a grassroots organization who are meeting in Nashville to endorse a presidential candidate. The event will be held at Rocketown, a Christian-based entertainment facility, which is located at 601 4th Ave. South. Louie Gohmert and Dr. Ming Wang are also scheduled to speak at the event. Immigrant rights activists are planning to protest Trump’s visit by holding a rally outside the venue.
  • 'On Point' with Gov. Sarah Palin & Sen. Ted Cruz

    08/29/2015 10:04:38 AM PDT · by EveningStar
    YouTube ^ | August 28, 2015 | One America News Network
    Gov. Sarah Palin and Sen. Ted Cruz are 'On Point' on One America News Network
  • Seeking funding (vanity)

    08/29/2015 9:37:32 AM PDT · by AndyTheBear · 12 replies
    AndyTheBear | 8/29/2015 | AndyTheBear
    I am a computer engineer wishing to get a grant for research from whatever financial or political interests might give me one in the interest of showing that CO2 does not cause global warming. If funded, I will make a computer model of the Earth's climate. One of the things I will assume is that CO2 does not cause global warming. I will otherwise apply basic principles with no bias except to tweak the model to match past temperature observations. If the model is off on future predictions, say by being consistently low in its predictions, I will seek to...
  • If Trump's Campaign Collapses, It'll Be For One Of These 6 Reasons

    08/29/2015 4:50:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 125 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2015 | John Hawkins
    I don’t know whom I will end up supporting next year, but I do like Donald Trump. I like his books. I like his personality. I appreciate all of the things he's done right in this campaign. If you applied the old "Who would you like to have a beer with?” test that has probably determined far more elections than most Americans want to admit, Trump would beat everyone in the field combined twice over. In a time when the Republican Party has become timid, weak and utterly corrupt, Trump is bold, strong and he has enough money that he...
  • Please keep those donations coming in, folks. Time to get 'er done. [FReepathon LX]

    08/29/2015 9:24:23 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 7 replies
    Please keep those donations coming in, folks. We need to wrap this baby up within the next few days. And we truly do need your continuing support to keep FR on the air. If you love using FR and think it's worth supporting, please help us keep it going by making a donation today. FR is funded solely by contributions made by the liberty loving patriots who enjoy and use it. We do not rely on corporate sponsors or well-heeled individuals to provide funds, because we do not want them trying to influence our direction. We do not rely on...
  • I Like Donald Trump. I REALLY do. But...

    08/29/2015 9:18:10 AM PDT · by cuban leaf · 90 replies
    Self ^ | 8/29/2015 | Self
    Though this is a vanity, I have linked to the foundational source of my point. I REALLY like what the Trump is saying. I like his attitude, I lake his effectively destroying PC and his takedown of the MSM. I like seeing all the liberal and GOPe heads exploding. I especially like him running a screen for Cruz. But I would be very concerned about a Trump presidency. If you look at his stances in the past and some that are current and couple that with is personality, attitude and MO, and imagine him as the "strong man" in the...
  • Donald Trump: A 21st Century Protectionist Herbert Hoover

    08/29/2015 9:14:18 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 36 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 29,2015 | By Stephen Moore & Lawrence Kudlow
    By Stephen Moore & Lawrence Kudlow Here's a historical fact that Donald Trump, and many voters attracted to him, may not know: The last American president who was a trade protectionist was Republican Herbert Hoover. Obviously that economic strategy didn't turn out so well — either for the nation or the GOP. Does Trump aspire to be a 21st century Hoover with a modernized platform of the 1930 Smoot-Hawley tariff that helped send the U.S. and world economy into a decade-long depression and a collapse of the banking system? We can't help wondering whether the panic in world financial markets...
  • Obama: I'm going to Alaska for three days (More AGW BS)

    08/29/2015 9:10:28 AM PDT · by PROCON · 40 replies
    Investors.com ^ | Aug. 29, 2015 | ANDREW MALCOLM
    President Obama's weekly remarks Hi, everybody. This Monday, I’m heading to Alaska for a three-day tour of the state. I’ve been looking forward to this for a long time. Not only because Alaska is one of the most beautiful places in a country that’s full of beautiful places — but because I’ll have several opportunities to meet with everyday Alaskans about what’s going on in their lives. I’ll travel throughout the state, meeting with Alaskans who live above the Arctic Circle, with Alaska natives, and with folks who earn their livelihoods through fishing and tourism. And I expect to learn...
  • Man Suspected of Killing Texas County Sheriff’s Deputy Reportedly Arrested

    08/29/2015 8:55:09 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/29/15
    The man suspected of a killing a Texas county sheriff’s deputy has reportedly been arrested at the end of a successful SWAT scene. Fox affiliate KRIV reports Harris County Sheriff’s Office deputies captured the suspect in the murder of Deputy Darren Goforth early Saturday. The man was taken into custody at Pine Falls and Sunny Ridge in northwest Harris County, according to the station. The suspect’s mother assisted law enforcement officers in the capture of her son, KRIV reports. Goforth, 47, was pumping gas into his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station when a man approached him from...
  • Herschel Walker: Donald Trump is 'my frontrunner' for president (link only)

    08/29/2015 8:53:15 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 17 replies
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  • Obama defends Shell Arctic drilling decision

    08/29/2015 8:52:44 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    AFP via MSN ^ | 8/29/15 | Jérôme Cartillier
    **SNIP** The Obama administration's green light for the Anglo-Dutch oil giant angered environmental groups which have decried the "hypocrisy" of the president, who in recent months has stressed the need for aggressive actions against climate change. **SNIP** "I know there are Americans who are concerned about oil companies drilling in environmentally sensitive waters," Obama said in his weekly address, noting that the drilling leases had been purchased before he took office. "I share people's concerns about offshore drilling," he added. "I remember the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico all too well. That's precisely why my administration has worked...
  • Trump courts tea party - hitting same notes that propelled tea party movement in 2010

    08/29/2015 8:43:21 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    KOAT.com ^ | Aug 29, 2015 | MJ Lee CNN Politics and Finance Reporter
    (CNN) —Donald Trump is taking his colorful campaign to Nashville on Saturday, where he will court a constituency that some say he is tailor-made for: the tea party. He will compete in a presidential straw poll and address the National Federation of Republican Assemblies, a group that boasts it was "the tea party before there was a tea party." Trump's appearance is highly anticipated at the conservative gathering: As a candidate, he's hitting the same notes -- anger at conventional politics, contempt for Washington and distrust of special interests and lobbyists -- that propelled the tea party movement in 2010....
  • Ambassador Says Pope Francis Will Urge U.S. to ‘Open Doors’ for Immigrants

    08/29/2015 8:26:44 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 65 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 8-29-2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The U.S. ambassador to the Vatican said that during Pope Francis’ visit to the United States next month, he expects the Pope will urge the U.S. to embrace its history of welcoming immigrants. Ambassador Kenneth Hackett said the Pope’s immigration message will be important as lead GOP presidential contender Donald Trump has called for a border fence between Mexico and the United States and the deportation of millions of illegal immigrants, the Associated Press reports. “I think he’ll call us to continue to engage with it (the world), don’t throw any walls up around our nation, don’t revert to isolationism,”...
  • Hillary accused of Holocaust slur against Republicans ...

    08/29/2015 7:52:35 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 35 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | August 28, 2015 | Francesca Chambers
    Hillary accused of Holocaust slur against Republicans after claiming that 'some' want to 'round up' illegal immigrants and put them in 'boxcars' 'I just find that not only absurd, but appalling,' she told reporters at the Democratic National Committee's Summer Meeting She did not indicate whom her ire was aimed at and bypassed a reporter who attempted to ask a follow up question about the 'boxcars' RNC: Clinton reached a new low today hurling Holocaust references at her political opponents Bernie Sanders, who is Jewish, called Republicans' deportation plans 'racist and the Un-American' Sanders said the country must reject the...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz talks Trump in the Upstate (Greer, SC)

    08/29/2015 7:49:04 AM PDT · by Isara · 20 replies
    WYFF4 ^ | Aug 29, 2015 | Liz Lohuis
    GREER, S.C. — Presidential candidate Ted Cruz made another stop in the Upstate Friday night. The Republican U.S. senator from Texas spoke at a town hall meeting in Greer. "When I tell you I am going to do something, I am going to do exactly what I said I would do," said Cruz. Cruz said it's his core values and common sense solutions that will get him in the White House in 2016. He's also giving credit to another candidate for helping his campaign. "Donald Trump talking about this (immigration) issue makes the media talk about this issue and that...
  • REPORT: The FBI put its 'A-team' on the 'extremely serious' Hillary Clinton email probe

    08/29/2015 7:46:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/30/2015 | Natasha Bertrand and Michael B Kelley
    The "extremely serious" investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while she served as secretary of state is being led by an FBI "A-team," an intelligence source told Fox News. The source said the investigation is centered around 18 US Code 793, a section of the Espionage Act related to gathering and transmitting national-defense information. Two emails reportedly found on Clinton's server from 2009 and 2011 contained information regarded as "Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information," one of the highest levels of classification. The two emails were drawn out of a batch of 40 randomly selected from about 30,000...
  • Hillary Clinton Has More Than a Million Fake Twitter Followers. What Does It Mean?

    08/29/2015 7:44:29 AM PDT · by celmak · 26 replies
    Yahoo Tech ^ | 08/27/2015 | Wayne rash
    Fake Twitter followers abound among the U.S. presidential candidates as they gear up for the election in 2016. And Hillary Clinton isn’t the only candidate with more than a million of them. GOP frontrunner Donald Trump also has well over a million fake followers. Other candidates have them, too, but not as many (in large part because they don’t have as many followers, period).
  • TRUMP DOES IT AGAIN!… Goes Off on CNN Reporter at Fundraiser! (VIDEO)

    08/29/2015 7:44:07 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 70 replies
    Trump held a fundraiser tonight in Norton, Massachusetts with hundreds of supporters and veterans. CNN asked the first question and asked about the few protesters outside. Trump let the CNN reporter have it!“Well, I don’t see a lot of protesters. I see thousands of people. And there are a few protesters. And, I figured you’d ask that question because you know, that’s the way it is. CNN is terrible. CNN. Are you with CNN. Are you with CNN. You people do not cover us accurately. So they have a few protesters outside. And thousands of people. And the first question...
  • Bernie Sanders Warns Democrats They May Not Win in 2016 Without Him

    08/29/2015 7:33:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | 08/29/2015 | Patrick Healy
    MINNEAPOLIS – Taking his outsider message into the heart of the Democratic establishment, Senator Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent, challenged hundreds of the party’s leaders on Friday to embrace his candidacy, warning that the huge crowds of supporters he has drawn may not vote for Democratic candidates in 2016 unless he is at the top of the ticket. Mr. Sanders, who has been gaining ground in the polls, was warmly complimentary at first in addressing the Democratic National Committee’s summer meeting here, crediting the party faithful for fighting on behalf of working people and low-income Americans. But he soon turned...
  • IRS ordered to turn over any docs showing White House request for taxpayer info

    08/29/2015 7:26:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/28/2015 | Rick Moran
    A federal judge ordered the IRS to turn over any documents that indicated White House requests for private taxpayer information. Judge Amy Berman Jackson issued the order, eliminating the IRS argument that they couldn't comply because taxpayer information is private. Washington Times: “This court questions whether section 6103 should or would shield records that indicate confidential taxpayer information was misused, or that government officials made improper attempts to access that information,” the judge wrote in denying the IRS’s request to close out the case. The ruling marks yet another federal judge who has ordered the Obama administration to be more...
  • 10 Ways Trump Is Right About Taxes

    08/29/2015 7:16:52 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 20 replies
    Forbes ^ | AUG 24, 2015 | Robert W. Wood
    Among Republicans, Donald Trump continues to dominate the field of presidential candidates. He knows how to grab headlines, such as highlighting the $4 Billion in IRS refunds to illegals. He may easily offend, but he is not afraid to speak out or do interviews. He has said that if he were President, simplifying the tax code would be one of his domestic priorities. When asked about his tax plan on Fox & Friends, Trump said, “we have to bring down taxes, but …before we do anything, simplify it. Make it nice and easy for people to understand, and reduce taxes.”...
  • Will Iran Get a Better Deal Than U.S. Oil?

    08/29/2015 7:02:58 AM PDT · by thackney · 7 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 08.28.15 | Will Marshall
    If the Iran deal goes through, the country’s oil exports will resume. Meanwhile, U.S. producers will still be banned from doing so. As Congress takes up the Iran nuclear deal next month, it ought to confront this paradox: The agreement allows the Iranians to do something Americans can’t—sell oil to the rest of the world. Don’t get me wrong. I support the deal, under which Tehran would stop enriching weapons-grade uranium for the next 15 years in return for relief from economic sanctions. It’s not perfect, but President Obama is right that it’s better than what we’d have if his...
  • MAN IN CUSTODY AFTER DEADLY AMBUSH ON HARRIS COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPUTY

    08/29/2015 7:01:22 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 67 replies
    ABC13 ^ | 8/29/15 | ABC13
    A person of interest is in custody after the deadly ambush of a Harris County sheriff's deputy, fatally gunned down without warning Friday night while filling up his patrol car at a northwest Harris County gas station. We've learned the person of interest is inside the Harris County Sheriff's Office in east Houston and continues to be questioned in the the case. No one has been charged and the search continues for the suspect. Deputy Darren Goforth, 47, has just left an accident scene when he stopped by a gas station on Telge and West Road. As he was pumping...
  • Shell share price: Company declares force majeure on Nigeria exports

    08/29/2015 7:00:39 AM PDT · by thackney · 4 replies
    Invezz ^ | 28 Aug 2015 | Veselin Valchev
    Royal Dutch Shell Plc (LON:RDSA) declared a force majeure on Nigerian Bonny Light oil exports yesterday, as it shut down two key pipelines to the coast. Shell did not give further details and did not provide a timeline for reopening the pipelines, but traders argued that the unexpected developments were unlikely to last long, Reuters reported. Nigeria’s oil industry is in dire need of greater investment in maintenance whilst also having to deal with numerous instances of oil theft. Shell sold its stake in the Nembe Creek pipeline earlier this year, alongside several other interests in the country, as part...
  • Gore Vidal: The Man and the Writer [Remember when Bill Buckley Called Him "Queer" On National TV?]

    08/29/2015 6:58:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/29/2015 | Ron Capshaw
    Moments after his infamous televised dust-up with Gore Vidal during the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, William F. Buckley Jr. encountered a livid Paul Newman. Newman told Buckley that his calling Vidal a “queer” on national television was the most disgraceful thing he’d ever seen. The actor’s rage was not lessened even when Buckley reminded him that Vidal had started the incident by calling him a “crypto-Nazi.” “That was political,” Newman replied. “Yours was personal.” In the years that followed, both Vidal and Buckley would frequently defy their political labels. Buckley, the supposed reactionary, would often display a surprising...
  • Why $40 oil is killing Iraq, Venezuela and others, but not Russia

    08/29/2015 6:57:57 AM PDT · by thackney · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 28, 2015 | John Lloyd
    It’s not the economy, stupid. At least it isn’t where hearts are warmed by the fiercer flame of nationalism, rather than rising living standards. Oil prices as low as $40 a barrel are separating the oil haves from the oil have-nots. The oil producers happily rode a wave of high oil prices for years, buying popularity with increased state spending while excusing themselves from the hard pounding of legitimate economic reform. The oil-buyers — like India and Egypt — now enjoy prices as low as a third of those they paid as recently as two years ago and can cut...
  • The NLRB’s Power Grab: A Very Dangerous, Troublemaking Government Department

    08/29/2015 6:51:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/29/2015 | The Editors
    Why should a union representing workers who are not employees of McDonald’s be empowered to squeeze concessions out of McDonald’s? Why did Willie Sutton rob banks? In a party-line decision, the Democrat-dominated National Labor Relations Board has decided that employees of contractors can be treated as employees of other companies when . . . well, when it is convenient for Democratic constituencies that they be so treated. The underlying case involved an operator of recycling centers, Browning-Ferris Industries of California, which uses subcontractors to staff some of its facilities. Firms have many reasons for using subcontracted labor, one of which...
  • O’Malley Says Debates Are ‘Rigged’ For Hillary, Gets Hit With DEATH STARE From DNC Chair

    08/29/2015 6:40:50 AM PDT · by maggief · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 29, 2015 | CHRISTIAN DATOC
    Former Gov. Martin O’Malley hammered the Democratic National Committee’s decision to host four — and only four — debates leading up to the primary while speaking at the DNC Summer Meeting Friday
  • Did the pope just endorse a gay children’s book? Of course not, says Vatican

    08/29/2015 6:38:18 AM PDT · by ELS · 17 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 28, 2015 | Pete Baklinski
    ROME, August 28, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- While mainstream media is gushing with news today that Pope Francis allegedly praised a children’s book that promotes gender theory, the Vatican is decrying what they called the "manipulation" of a cordial letter from an official in the Secretariat of State to suggest that the Vatican is promoting teachings contrary to the Gospel. Italian children’s author Francesca Pardi was reported by The Guardian to have submitted a parcel of children’s books promoting the acceptance of homosexuality and gender theory to Pope Francis in June after Venice’s mayor Luigi Brugnaro publicly banned the author’s newest...
  • NYT's Barro: 'Massive' Gun Grab Only Way To Impact Violent Crime

    08/29/2015 6:31:53 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 56 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Give Josh Barro credit for candor. When it comes to guns, the New York Times correspondent makes no bones about the kind of draconian, Second Amendment-defying approach he thinks is necessary. Forget about expanded background checks or other such measures. The only way to have a "big impact on violent crime," according to Barro, is to emulate Australia and "really take away massive amounts of guns that people have, reduce the rate of gun ownership substantially." View the video here.
  • Clinton resets campaign strategy

    08/29/2015 6:31:06 AM PDT · by maggief · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 29, 2015 | Ben Kamisar
    Hillary Clinton is resetting her campaign strategy with aggressive attacks against Republicans to move the conversation away from questions about the email controversy that has dogged her for months. By comparing Republicans to terrorists and calling the GOP "the party of Trump," Clinton grabbed headlines and sought to assuage doubts about her campaign, even while it has lost ground in recent polls. Democratic strategists say while her talking points are the same as they have been, her delivery, emphasis and posture has changed. “The more the discussion is about the differences between her and the Republican field on women’s health...
  • Jeb has a foot-in-mouth problem, and it's seriously hurting him

    08/29/2015 6:14:43 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 40 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | Michael Kelley
    What we've got here is failure to communicate. Jeb Bush has been stumping his way across the country, explaining what he would do as president. But nobody seems to understand what the heck he's talking about. In July, he said that "people need to work longer hours" as part of an economic recovery. Then he said his remarks had been misinterpreted. A couple of weeks later he said "we need to figure out a way to phase out" Medicare. Then he complained that critics were taking his remarks out of context. That controversy hadn't died down when he started another...
  • Black Activists Call for Lynching and Hanging of White People and Cops

    08/29/2015 6:08:35 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 51 replies
    Aug 28, 2015 | Lana Shadwick
    Black Activists Call for Lynching and Hanging of White People and Cops Lana Shadwick 28 Aug 2015 Members of the #FYF911 or #FukYoFlag and #BlackLivesMatter movements called for the lynching and hanging of white people and cops. They encouraged others on a radio show Tuesday night to “turn the tide” and kill white people and cops to send a message about the killing of black people in America. One of the F***YoFlag organizers is called “Sunshine.” She has a radio blog show hosted from Texas called, “Sunshine’s F***ing Opinion Radio Show.” A snapshot of her #FYF911 @LOLatWhiteFear Twitter page at...
  • Teacher who was late 111 times says he was eating breakfast (and keeps job)

    08/29/2015 6:06:41 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    SF Gate ^ | August 28, 2015 | Shawn Marsh
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — An elementary school teacher who was allowed to keep his job despite being late for work 111 times in two years said Friday that breakfast is to blame for his tardiness. "I have a bad habit of eating breakfast in the morning, and I lost track of time," 15-year veteran teacher Arnold Anderson told The Associated Press. In a decision filed Aug. 19, an arbitrator in New Jersey rejected an attempt by the Roosevelt Elementary School in New Brunswick to fire Anderson from his $90,000-a-year job, saying he was entitled to progressive discipline.
  • Cruz Accuses Megyn Kelly of Asking ‘Mainstream Media Liberal’ Question

    08/29/2015 6:04:17 AM PDT · by kindred · 29 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | 08/25/15 | Ian Hanchett
    Texas Senator and Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) accused Fox News Channel anchor Megyn Kelly of asking “the question every mainstream media liberal journalist wants to ask” and “the question Barack Obama wants to focus on” on Tuesday’s “Kelly File” on the Fox News Channel. Cruz was asked about his support for ending birthright citizenship and whether this means he favors amending the Constitution, he answered, “Well, as a policy matter, Megyn, it doesn’t make any sense anymore, that people who are here illegally, that their children would have automatic citizenship. That what that does is it serves...
  • On-air killer identified with 9/11 attackers ( Vester Flanagan : Virginia )

    08/29/2015 5:54:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 28, 2015 | Chris Perez and Jamie Schram
    The Virginia gunman who executed two of his former colleagues on live television associated himself with the 9/11 attackers in rambling letters found inside his home and getaway car, authorities revealed Friday. “Based on careful scrutiny of those writings and evidence seized from his apartment, it is apparent that Flanagan very closely identified with individuals who have committed domestic acts of violence and mass murder, as well as the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the U.S.,” a statement from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said, describing a large number of documents left behind by Vester Lee Flanagan II, the man...
  • Who had the worst week in Washington? Jeb Bush.

    08/29/2015 5:51:55 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/27/15 | Chris Cillizza
    When you’ve got one foot in a bear trap, the natural reaction is to scramble to get your other foot to safe ground. But what if, in your panic, you step in another bear trap? That’s what Jeb Bush did this past week. Trying to make amends with irate Latino voters after he used the term “anchor babies” to describe the U.S.-citizen children of undocumented immigrants who cross the border to give birth, he unleashed this gem by way of “explanation”: “What I was talking about was the specific case of fraud being committed where there’s organized efforts — and...
  • Donald Trump rips into ‘sleazebag perv’ Anthony Weiner

    08/29/2015 5:45:58 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 28, 2015 | Bob Fredericks
    GOP frontrunner Donald Trump on Friday ripped longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin and her hubby Anthony Weiner, calling the ex-Congressman a “perv” and a “sleazebag” during a speech in Boston. Trump said that Abedin — whose first name he repeatedly mispronounced “Ooma” — worked closely with the former first lady and has access to classified information. “And who is Huma married to?” Trump asked, according to The Hill. “One of the great sleazebags of our time, Anthony Weiner.”
  • Jeb: Trump's campaign is all about himself

    08/29/2015 5:29:53 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 82 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/28/15 | Mark Hensch
    Donald Trump's presidential campaign slogan is "Make America Great Again!" — but Jeb Bush says Trump's campaign is all about himself. “Here’s a guy, larger than life, it’s all about him,” Bush said of the GOP presidential front-runner during a speech in Norfolk, Va. on Friday, according to The Washington Times. “I wake up thinking, ‘Wow, people are really struggling and suffering,’” Bush said. “That’s what I focus on, that’s what I think about: How do we make sure that people can be lifted up?” “For him, it’s all about him,” he added of Trump. “He’s tapped into this anger...
  • Pakistan to get US copters at last

    08/29/2015 5:28:34 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    The Nation, Pakistan ^ | August 28, 2015
    LAHORE - US Department of Defence (DoD) announced on Wednesday night that it has awarded Bell Helicopter a $581 million contract that includes the delivery of AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters to Pakistan. Although Pakistan had requested the sale of 15 AH-1Z helicopters in April, it is not clear how many of the 15 helicopters have been signed for at this stage. The notification by the US DoD stated that 10% ($57. 9 million) of the overall contract value covered the sale to the government of Pakistan. This suggests that this is an initial deal for the first two helicopters only,...
  • Virginia shootings revive gun myths

    08/29/2015 5:09:19 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 24 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 29 aug 2015 | Steve Chapman
    Bernie Sanders' record skews way to the left on one issue after another: health care, taxes, campaign finance, international trade, abortion and the Iraq war. Gun control? Not so much. "Bernie Sanders, Gun Nut" was the headline in the liberal online publication Slate. After the Sandy Hook massacre, other progressives called for tough new restrictions on firearms, but Sanders disagreed. "If you passed the strongest gun control legislation tomorrow, I don't think it will have a profound effect on the tragedies we have seen," he said. Seeing violence live is a reality for too many kids Seeing violence live is...
  • Texas Deputy Executed Days After Black Radical Group Calls for Killing Cops

    08/29/2015 5:04:10 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 88 replies
    breitbart ^ | 8/28/15 | Bob Price and Lana Shadwick
    A Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy was shot execution style at a gas station while reportedly in full uniform. The deputy was filling up his patrol car. Witnesses told Breitbart Texas the shooter shot the deputy in the back of the head and then three times in the back. This tragedy comes within days of a group of Black radicals calling for “lynching whites and killing cops,” as Breitbart Texas recently reported. Witnesses also told Breitbart Texas that the shooter was a black male. The shooting occurred late Friday evening in Northwest Harris County just outside of Houston. One witness who...
  • Video from sentencing shows guns, threats against police

    08/29/2015 5:01:24 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 26 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 29 aug 2015 | John Diedrich
    A video played in a courtroom Friday reveals a dangerous midday scene on a Milwaukee street: young men brazenly waving guns and large stacks of cash before the camera, boasting about selling drugs and threatening to shoot at police if officers come down the stretch. Meanwhile, children can be seen sitting on a stoop watching the scene unfold at N. 32nd St. and W. Auer Ave. At the beginning of the video, a man with what appears to be a MAC-10 assault-style rifle slung around his neck says: "It's MAC-aroni time. Police gonna get shot at, too." There are no...
  • As UAW contract ends, Wisconsin workers’ rights expand

    08/29/2015 3:22:17 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 47 replies
    Wisconsiin Watchdog ^ | 8-29-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wisconsin — A worker-freedom organization is sending a special legal notice to unionized employees of the Big Three automakers in Wisconsin, Indiana and Michigan. The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation wants United Auto Workers members at General Motors, Ford and Chrysler to know their new workplace rights now that they are residents of right-to-work states. Those new rights kick in Sept. 15, after the old UAW contracts, which included forced union dues, expire. In a statement Thursday, the Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation said that once the UAW’s “monopoly bargaining contracts” with the automakers end, all...
  • Lawmaker wants Wisconsin DOT to slow down on traffic roundabouts

    08/29/2015 3:14:16 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 74 replies
    Wisconsiin Watchdog ^ | 8-29-15 | Paul Brennan
    Like other Wisconsinites, Rob Miller doesn’t know how many traffic roundabouts the Wisconsin Department of Transportation has installed on state highways since DOT started replacing selected intersections with roundabouts 15 years ago. Unlike other Wisconsinites, Rob Miller is a DOT spokesperson. “I don’t know. I don’t have those numbers,” Miller replied when asked how many roundabouts DOT has installed since 2000. In 1999, there were two traffic roundabouts in the entire state. Two years ago, the number was 268. At the time it was reported DOT had plans for more than 100 additional roundabouts. Miller acknowledged DOT has more roundabouts...
  • CNN Is Screwing Over Carly Fiorina

    08/29/2015 2:50:48 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 35 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08-28-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    [MUST WATCH VIDEO] Businesswoman turned politician Carly Fiorina is angry with CNN. The reason? The network is likely to leave her out of its prime time debate because she’s supposedly not polling in the top 10. The only problem with that? She clearly is. As Howie Kurtz explained on Fox News, CNN, however, is using older polls — from before the first Fox News debate — to assemble its “top 10″ of candidates. It’s clear that this is extremely bad for Fiorina, since she barely had name recognition before that debate. After it, however, she quickly surged in the polls...
  • An open letter to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Patrick Marley

    08/29/2015 2:44:01 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 8-28-15 | M. D. Kittle
    By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Watchdog Dear Patrick: You know what I hate – in addition to Hitler, I mean? I hate working until 1:30 in the morning to publish a great story only to find my counterpart at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (this’d be you) ripping me off – and then missing the story. My story, “Explosive email exposes GAB attorney’s partisan motives in John Doe probe,” cited an email that I had exclusively. I actually worked for that email. You found it the way all of my readers did. Wisconsin Watchdog linked to that document. You linked to...
  • Police arrest Erawan bomb suspect

    08/29/2015 2:13:03 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 12 replies
    Bangkok Post ^ | 29 Aug 2015 | TERRY FREDRICKSON
    Thai police have arrested a young man in connection with the Erawan shrine bombing. He reportedly holds a Turkish passport. According to the report, Thai police raided an apartment on Soi Chueam Samphan 11 in Bangkok's Nong Chok district about two o'clock this afternoon, arresting its occupant. The reports also say bomb-making equipment was found, including ball-bearings very similar to those used in the Erawan shrine bombing. Post Today reports that national police chief Somyot Poompanmoung said plainclothes police were instrumental in tracking down the suspect and that others were involved in the plot, possibly some Thais.
  • IRS Must Say If White House Sought Taxpayers’ Information: Judge

    08/28/2015 11:04:16 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 28, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    IRS Must Say If White House Sought Taxpayers’ Information: Judge Stephen Dinan - August 28. A federal judge Friday ordered the IRS to turn over the records of any requests from the White House seeking taxpayers’ private information from the tax agency, delivering a victory to a group that for two years has been trying to pry the data loose. It’s not clear that there were any such requests — but Judge Amy Berman Jackson said the IRS cannot just refuse to say so by citing taxpayer confidentiality laws, known as section 6103 of the tax code. “This court questions...