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  • Explosive Device Targets UNRWA Offices in Gaza

    04/19/2015 12:06:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    INN ^ | 4/19/2015, 4:44 AM | Ben Ariel
    An explosive device went off near the offices of the UN Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) in Gaza City Saturday night, AFP reported. A second struck near police headquarters, the report said. UNRWA and Gaza security officials said there were no dead or injured. […] UNRWA facilities in Gaza were at the forefront during last year’s Operation Protective Edge. During the operation, no fewer than three UNRWA schools were found to be serving for storage of rockets for the terrorist organizations Hamas and Islamic Jihad. …
  • One man's last wish, 'Don't vote for Hillary Clinton.'

    04/18/2015 10:27:16 PM PDT · by justlurking · 12 replies
    Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! ^ | 2013-04-18 | David Clark Scott
    Larry Darrell Upright died this week. But his obituary lives on as the lastest arrow in the anti-Hillary Rodham Clinton quiver – at a time when her popularity is falling. "In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Shriners Hospital for Children .... Also, the family respectfully asks that you do not vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016. R.I.P. Grandaddy." In the funeral home's online guest book for this week's memorial service, reports WBTV Channel 12 in Richmond, Va., the following comments were left: "Our deepest sympathy to the entire family. We promise not to vote for Hillary," one...
  • Why satire not scandal could derail Hillary Clinton's campaign

    04/18/2015 8:50:54 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 2015-04-18 | Matt Lewis
    Republicans are the usual targets for caricature on popular US comedy show Saturday Night Live (remember Tina Fey as Sarah Palin?). But comedienne Kate McKinnon's impersonation of Hillary Clinton last week gave Fey a run for her money. On the eve of Clinton's announcement, one biting SNL skit imagined what Mrs Clinton's announcement video might sound like. "Citizens, you will elect me," McKinnon barked. "I will be your leader!" The satirical message was simple: Hillary Clinton believes she is entitled to the presidency.
  • Parents of Child Killed in Boston Marathon Bombing Don't Want Tsarnaev to Face the Death Penalty

    04/18/2015 8:34:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | April 18, 2015 | Caroline Bankoff
    The Boston Globe has published a heartbreaking appeal from the parents of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy who died in the Boston Marathon bombing. Bill and Denise Richard (who were also injured in the blast, along with their two surviving children) are asking prosecutors to stop seeking the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was recently found guilty of carrying out the attacks with his late brother, Tamerlan. Rather the seeing Tsarnaev killed — and enduring the years of legal maneuvering that generally precede an execution in the United States — the Richards want the 21-year-old sentenced to life in...
  • Immigration News 2015: All US Undocumented Immigrants Could Contribute $2.2B in Taxes, Per Year

    04/18/2015 8:24:25 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 36 replies
    LatinPost.com ^ | 2015-04-18 | Michael Oleaga
    The 11.4 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. provide billions of dollars for local, state and federal taxes, based on a new study. And according to a nonprofit organization, tax contributions by undocumented immigrants would increase if immigration reform policies were approved. The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization about tax policy issues, found that if all 11.4 million undocumented immigrants received lawful permanent residency in the U.S., then state and local tax contributions would increase by approximately $2.2 billion per year. Based on 2012 data, ITEP stated undocumented immigrants have already contributed...
  • Carly Fiorina: ‘Hillary Clinton Must Not Be President of the United States’

    04/18/2015 8:16:41 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2015-04-18 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina warned the New Hampshire Republican Leadership Summit that “Hillary Clinton must not be president,” because she lacks the essential qualities of leadership such as a record of accomplishment, candor and transparency. “She will pursue a set of policies that will crush possibilities and the potential of this great nation,” Fiorina said.
  • Slow Your Roll on Scott Walker

    04/18/2015 8:00:37 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 18 replies
    Townhall ^ | 2/7/2015 | Steve Deace
    We’re still a year away from the first official votes being cast in the 2016 Republican presidential primary in my home state of Iowa. Yet some of my brethren seem willing to declare the contest over and award Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker the victory before he’s truly been vetted. How about we make a guy go through the job interview before we hire him based solely off his resume? Now, to be sure Walker has an attractive resume, which is why I have several kind things to say about him in my book Rules for Patriots: How Conservatives Can Win...
  • Maureen Dowd Disses Obama: a 'Feminized Man'

    04/18/2015 6:59:28 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 36 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Maureen Dowd's Sunday column ostensibly centers on the problem of Hillary's persona being alternatively too masculine or too Chipolte-granny feminine. But in passing, Dowd discharges a major diss in the direction of President Obama. Analyzing lessons learned from 2008, Maureen writes that "Hillary saw the foolishness of acting like a masculine woman defending the Iraq invasion after she fell behind to a feminized man denouncing it." Barack Obama: feminized man. Ouch.
  • Southeast Asian allies of Vietnam war honored at Fort Snelling

    04/18/2015 6:09:34 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-18-15 | Will Ashenmacher
    In what was described as the first occasion of its kind in the country, a memorial to the Southeast Asian forces who fought as allies of the U.S. during the Vietnam War era was dedicated at Fort Snelling on Saturday. The plaque, in the cemetery's Airborne Circle, memorializes the Hmong, Laotian and Khmer special forces units that served in Cambodia and Laos. "I believe that this is probably the first time that they have been recognized specifically in a place like this," Trudell Guerue, president of the Chapter XV 173rd Airborne Brigade Association, said during the dedication ceremony. For Khoa...
  • Hillary Clinton's sneakily brilliant launch

    04/18/2015 5:40:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/18/2015 | Martha Pease
    This week, Hillary Clinton surprised the world yet again — not with the official launch of her campaign but for the unconventional way she did it. She sure pushed the envelope. With her video, new logo and road trip, she opened a long communications campaign not only to "rebrand" herself but to completely reframe who she is, what she stands for and how she intends to run. We'll find out over the next year and a half whether it will work. Many in the press and on late-night television scratched their heads this week; others were scathing. Ruth Marcus --...
  • Feds drop almost half million dollars to study 'first penetrative' gay encounter

    04/18/2015 5:13:23 PM PDT · by blueyon · 55 replies
    Examiner ^ | 4/17/15 | Timothy Whiteman
    Between the shrimp on a treadmill study and then the IRS's Star Trek-themed training films, there have been more than a few cries of outrage from taxpayers fed-up with their hard earned dollars seemingly wasted on hyper-frivolous reports and projects, the federal government doesn't seem to have gotten the message. Case in point would be the article published by The Washington Free Beacon on April 17, 2015, which details the government dropping nearly a half million dollars to study the levels of sexual satisfaction for men after their first "penetrative same-sex experience." With the impressive project title of FIRST AND...
  • Calling her ‘Hillary’ is now ‘sexist’

    04/18/2015 3:29:16 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 104 replies
    New York Post ^ | 2015-04-18 | Chelsea Samelson
    She even campaigned as "Hillary" during her 2000 race for senate. Now that Hillary is officially in the running, prepare to start hearing the s-word. Don’t like her politics? Sexist! Disagree with her positions? Sexist! Still have issues with Benghazi? Sexist!
  • Cruz: If Terrorists Attacked A Golf Course ‘That Would Get The White House’s Attention’

    04/18/2015 3:20:07 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2015-04-18 | Kerry Picket
    NASHUA, N.H. — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Republican presidential candidate, took a jab at President Barack Obama Saturday for not attending the march in France against radical Islamic terrorism when he gave remarks at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Summit. “And we all remember just a few months ago seeing over 40 world leaders walking arm and arm in solidarity with France against radical Islamic terrorism and where oh where oh where was the United States of America? You know, if only the terrorists attacked a golf course. That might actually get the White House’s attention. ‘Holy...
  • Clintons Refused to Return Money from Iranian Government Front Group

    04/18/2015 3:19:52 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 29 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | March 26, 2015 | Brent Scher
    The Clinton Foundation refused to return more than $50,000 of contributions from a group described by federal government investigators as a “front” for the “Mullahs who dominate Iran.”
  • Exposing the Marxist/Communist Past of Hillary Clinton

    04/18/2015 2:52:27 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 34 replies
    America Resists ^ | 4/16/2015 | Leon Puissegur
    I left off on the last article with how Hillary Rodham Clinton wants a revolutionary change and the building of a new society founded on Marxist principles. Hillary Rodham Clinton is an evil individual who has been taught that the United States has to change to a more Socialistic/Marxist way. She was against the Vietnam War and led protests against it, showing her disregard for the military and what they were doing to try and hold Communism at bay in Vietnam. That did not matter to Hillary at all; her ideas were more like Stalin and Hitler than any of...
  • ISIS camp just a stone's throw from U.S. border

    04/18/2015 2:37:45 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 39 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 4/17/2015 | Chad Groening
    A public-interest group is very concerned about what's going on at a terrorist camp just inside Mexico, not far from a major U.S. Army installation. High-level sources in Mexico have confirmed to Judicial Watch that ISIS is operating a camp about eight miles from El Paso, Texas, which sits on the U.S.-Mexico border. The camp is located in an area (known as "Anapra") dominated by a drug cartel, making it an extremely dangerous and hostile operating environment for the Mexican Army and Federal Police operations. Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, tells OneNewsNow this ISIS cell represents a clear threat...
  • Recall petitions over gun control put pressure on Democrats

    04/18/2015 2:34:13 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 50 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 2015-04-18 | JONATHAN J. COOPER
    SALEM, Ore. (AP) - With Oregon Democrats moving forward on a bill to require background checks for private gun sales, the potential political backlash is becoming apparent. Gun rights advocates last week filed petitions to recall three Democratic lawmakers who sponsored the legislation, and they say more could follow. Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/apr/18/recall-petitions-over-gun-control-put-pressure-on-/#ixzz3XhPTBbgP Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter
  • SECURITY ALERT: What I witnessed today at an Army Reserve Center was deplorable.

    04/18/2015 2:32:54 PM PDT · by don-o · 35 replies
    allenwest.com ^ | April 18, 2015 | Allen West
    snip And so it was when I drove onto the Army Reserve Center at Grand Prairie for a visit yesterday, I was met by a lone unarmed female contract security person who did not even take my ID and match it to my face. She came out of the shack and waved me right onto this military installation. Yes, the Army Reserve Center at Grand Prairie is a military installation. Not only is the Army based there but also a U.S. Marine Reserve artillery unit — and the majority of their equipment is located on this installation. But, as I...
  • Former School Police Officer Hired To Protect Students Raped 22 Boys Instead

    04/18/2015 2:20:27 PM PDT · by Ken H · 75 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | April 18, 2015 | n/a
    Former Pittsburgh school police officer Robert Lellock has been arrested and charged with raping 22 male students he was hired to protect. A federal lawsuit notes that school officials should have known about the abuse, as Lellock was frequently taking boys out of the classroom to rape them in a janitor’s closet. According to the Tribune-Review, Robert Lellock worked for the Pittsburgh public school system as a school police officer where he repeatedly sexually abused at least 22 boys. One victim claims that Lellock removed him from class at least two dozen times to rape him in a janitor’s closet....
  • Cruz: Iran deal is a 'historic mistake'

    04/18/2015 2:17:29 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 18, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Saturday argued that finalizing any pact with Iran over its nuclear arms research would instantly produce one of the worst diplomatic deals of all time. “It is a historic mistake,” Cruz told listeners at the New Hampshire Republican Party’s First In the Nation leadership summit in Nashua, N.H. “Every year in Iran they celebrate ‘Death to America Day,’ ” the 2016 GOP presidential hopeful added. “If history teaches any principle, it is that if somebody says they want to kill you, believe them,” he concluded. Cruz argued that even a framework accord with Iran would...
  • RAND PAUL: There's A Secret Hillary Clinton Scandal That Will Derail Her Campaign 'Soon' (oh-noes!!)

    04/18/2015 2:11:48 PM PDT · by drewh · 101 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Apr 18, 2015, 12.36 | Colin Cambell
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) thinks he knows something that you don't about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. Bloomberg News' Dave Weigel reported Friday that Paul gave a speech to a pro-life group the day before in which Paul predicted the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation will soon be hit by a major scandal. "There's going to be stuff coming out about the Clinton foundation and their donations from different companies that get special approval by the secretary of state. It's coming out in the next couple weeks," Paul said. As Weigel noted, Paul has made similar...
  • Noam Chomsky: The U.S. Is Trying to Put an End to Its Extreme Isolation

    04/18/2015 2:07:39 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    TruthDig.com, ^ | 2015-04-18 | goingundergroundRT
    CLICK IMAGE FOR DIRECT LINK TO YOUTUBE VIDEO The renowned activist and linguist weighs in on the recent shift in relations between Cuba and the United States, as well as drone strikes in Yemen, leftist parties Syriza and Podemos in Greece and Spain, among several current events in an interview on RT’s “Going Underground.”
  • Jeb Bush Says Republicans Should Confirm Loretta Lynch as the New Attorney General

    04/18/2015 2:00:38 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 54 replies
    LatinPost.com ^ | 2015-04-18 | Selena Hill
    Jeb Bush called on Republicans in the Senate to stop holding up the confirmation of the nomination of Loretta Lynch, President Barack Obama's nominee for U.S. attorney general. Lynch has been waiting for 160 days for congress to take a vote on her nomination, which is more than five times the amount of time that Janet Reno waited to be confirmed as President Bill Clinton's attorney general and three times the length of days that John Ashcroft waited to be confirmed as the attorney general under the George W. Bush Administration, reports The Huffington Post. However, a majority of the Republicans...
  • Wikileaks: Environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio Flew Private Jet 6 Times in 6 Weeks

    04/18/2015 1:58:13 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2015-04-18 | Kipp Jones
    Hollywood superstar and staunch environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio is again being accused of practicing hypocrisy after it was reported he boarded a private jet six separate times in a six-week period last year. While things for Sony Pictures may have finally blown over publicly in the months since the hacking scandal that overtook the studio in November, Thursday, Wikileaks published a searchable database of 173,132 emails and 30,287 separate documents taken from Sony last year.
  • Franklin Graham Launching 50-State Decision America Tour in 2016

    04/18/2015 1:43:01 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 97 replies
    BillyGraham.org ^ | 4/15/15 | BGEA
    On Tuesday night, Franklin Graham announced he will embark on a 50-state tour of the United States next year. He made the following announcement on his Facebook page: America is in trouble. At 62 years of age, I’ve lived long enough to learn that neither the Democrats nor the Republicans can turn this country around; no political party or politician is the answer. The only hope for this country is Almighty God and His Son Jesus Christ. Next year I am planning to travel to all 50 states to conduct prayer rallies—we are calling this the Decision America Tour. I...
  • ‘WTF is she talking about?’ Meghan McCain’s 2016 GOP primary money is on ‘my bastard brother’

    04/18/2015 1:39:31 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 2015-04-18 | Twitchy Staff
    Meghan McCain has a favorite among those GOPers who might run for the Republican nomination:
  • Megadonor Paul Singer Fundraising For Marco Rubio [Headline disputed, but Singer is pro-SSM]

    04/18/2015 1:37:30 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Brietbart News ^ | 4/13/15 | Matthew Boyle
    GOP mega-donor Wall Street billionaire Paul Singer is actively fundraising for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), several sources have confirmed for Breitbart News. One, a source close to Rubio and Rubio’s presidential campaign, confirmed it to Breitbart News’ Sarah Rumpf—who is in Miami at Rubio’s campaign rollout. Others, including sources close to Singer, have also confirmed it to Breitbart News.
  • Texas Veterinarian Kristen Lindsey Brags About Killing Local Cat With Bow And Arrow

    04/18/2015 1:30:14 PM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 100 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 4/18/15 | Andy Campbell
    A Texas veterinarian was fired after a Facebook photo showing her with her "first bow kill" -- a local cat -- went viral. Dr. Kristen Lindsey bragged online that she killed a "feral" cat in her neighborhood in Brenham. She posted a photo on Wednesday, which shows her holding up the dead cat by an arrow protruding from its head, according to KBTX.
  • UKRAINE: Secret bridge over Seversky Donets instead of Announced Bridge over Kerch Strait

    «River crossing, river crossing! Left bank, right bank, rough snow, ice edge… Some get memories, some get glory, some get dark water and no trace left of them” – from the poem “Vasiliy Tyorkin” by Alexandr Tvardovsky. We apologize for this little poetic introduction, but this report will concern “the disgrace and murky waters” of Russian invaders. According to the report from April 7 by Grigory Tymchuk, the leader of the Information Resistance group, Russia continues sending supply convoys to Donbas. The “northern route” is used most of the time. (Russia continues sending supply convoys to Donbas: 38 vehicles arrive...
  • UKRAINE: Operational Summary of the Donbas War. April 13, 2015

    For the past few weeks we have been receiving reports from our insiders regarding massing of military equipment in Olenivka and Dokuchaievsk (Donetsk Oblast). At first glance it looks like a preparation for an offensive on Mariupol. However, since militants told they were going to reach the administrative borders of oblasts, further attack westwards is inevitable. Besides, they will need to cover the flanks of an attack in South-Western direction. It is most likely that they will accumulate military equipment to attack Olenivka — Andriivka via Paraskoviivka and Uspenivka. Taking into account information from eyewitnesses, we could say that they...
  • UKRAINE: Ukraine and the EU Need Sanctions that Make Russia Fund Ukraine

    By Luc Vancraen, entrepreneur in Kyiv and holds a master’s in business administration from Boston University The fundamental flaw in the current sanctions is that though they punish Russia they don’t help Ukraine survive the Russian attrition war. Ukraine is financially much weaker than Russia and the Russian attrition war makes the west reluctant to fund Ukraine, reinforcing the economic weakness of Ukraine.To balance this it drastically needs compensation to do infrastructure projects. These can be funded through the proceeds of this Russian Aggression Tax. The EU can spend it in Ukraine by guaranteeing private investments and organizing energy reforms...
  • ISIS claims responsibility for deadly US consulate blast in Iraq that killed two and injured 8

    04/18/2015 12:36:13 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2015-04-18 | AFP
    The Islamic State group claimed credit on Saturday a bombing near the US consulate in Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region a day earlier that killed two Turks. 'Security detachments were able to... detonate a car bomb left at the American consulate building in the city that led to the killing and wounding of many of them,' ISIS said in a daily audio message posted online. But the US State Department said the bombing in Ainkawa, near Kurdish regional capital Arbil, did not kill or wound any consular employees. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3044749/IS-claims-deadly-US-consulate-blast-Iraq.html#ixzz3XgvqF6RE Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Afghanistan president blames Islamic State for Jalalabad suicide bombing

    04/18/2015 12:33:19 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 1 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 2015-04-18
    A suicide bomber in Afghanistan’s eastern city of Jalalabad killed at least 33 people and injured more than 100 after setting off a blast outside a bank where government workers collect salaries, the city’s police chief has said. The Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, blamed Islamic State militants, without giving further details. If true, it would be the first such major attack carried out by the group in Afghanistan, marking a significant step in its expansion into south Asia.
  • GOP White House hopefuls bicker over America’s role in world

    04/18/2015 12:31:47 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2015-04-18 | Steve Peoples
    NASHUA, N.H. — Rand Paul lashed out Saturday at military hawks in the Republican Party in a clash over foreign policy dividing the packed GOP presidential field. Paul, a first-term senator from Kentucky who favors a smaller U.S. footprint in the world, said that some of his Republican colleagues would do more harm in international affairs than would leading Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton.
  • David Brooks: Hillary ‘Just A Blank, Open Canvas’

    04/18/2015 12:30:08 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2015-04-18 | Ian Hanchett
    New York Times columnist David Brooks said that Hillary Clinton’s policy platform is “just a blank, open canvas right now” on Friday’s “PBS NewsHour.” Brooks stated that while Hillary is “quite a good candidate.” And “I like the unpretentious rollout,” “I still think it’s necessary to have policies. It feels like, from the get-go, it’s necessary to say, ‘I don’t only want to be president. Here’s what I want to do as president.’ and that is just a blank, open canvas right now.”
  • Hillary Clinton Wants You to Know She Dislikes the Second Amendment…A Lot

    04/18/2015 12:24:49 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 2015-04-18 | John S. Roberts
    Laws were meant to be broken.Or is it records?Darn it, I know it’s one of them! But which?Oh sorry, I was pretending what it’s like to be inside Hillary Clinton’s mind. It’s pretty awesome! In Hillaryland everyone is forever 25, they all live in an open field reminiscent of Woodstock, and weed is passed around like it’s going out of style. Also, nobody tells you what to do; no regulations are meant to be followed; everything is rainbows and lollipops all day, every day.I think from here on out I’m going to refer to Hillary as pistachio, because she’s a nut.Clinton claims...
  • California Takes Serious Look at 'Toilet to Tap' Tech

    04/18/2015 12:20:32 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 31 replies
    NBCNews ^ | April 18, 2015 | JEFF DANIELS
    California Takes Serious Look at 'Toilet to Tap' Tech BY JEFF DANIELS As the California drought worsens, some communities such as Orange County, San Diego and the Silicon Valley are expanding water recycling programs, and support for "toilet to tap" programs appears to be growing from a once-squeamish public. "Because a lot of communities are running out of water, they sort of have to explore all their options," said Janny Choy, research analyst with Water in the West, a program of the Stanford Woods Institute and the Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford University. "Recycled water is...
  • Putin warns Israel against selling arms to Ukraine

    04/18/2015 11:59:59 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 31 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 4/18/15 | jpstaff
    Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Israel on Saturday against selling weapons to the pro-Western government in Kiev as retaliation for Moscow’s recently announced weapons deal with Iran. Speaking to official state media in Russia, Putin said that any such deals between Israel and Ukraine would be “counterproductive” and would “only cause a new round of hostility.” “The death toll would rise, but the result would not change,” Putin was quoted as telling Rossiya, the official state-run television channel.
  • Amandla Stenberg Slams Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift For ‘Using' Black Women As ‘Props'

    04/18/2015 11:45:21 AM PDT · by drewh · 69 replies
    Hollywood Life ^ | 4/17/2015 AST | Bonnie Fuller
    Hunger Games’ actress Amandla Stenberg is upset with Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, and other celebrities for their (mis)appropriation of black culture. Click inside to WATCH. Amandla Stenberg, 16, recorded a video for her friends, classmates, and the world that sends a powerful message about how black culture has gone mainstream without actually being accepted by others. In the video, she calls out Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, and Katy Perry for being white musicians who adopting parts of black culture to be “edgy” and “gain attention.” Amandla Stenberg Slams Miley Cyrus For Using Black Women As ‘Props’ You might remember Amandla...
  • The Inevitable Clinton Drool Parade Has Begun

    04/18/2015 11:18:58 AM PDT · by drewh · 15 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 18, 2015 | 7:01 AM EDT | Melisa Mullins
    It was only a matter of time before the media began their drool parade over Hillary Clinton. Since the announcement of her presidential run on Sunday, they have been chasing after her like paparazzi, patiently waiting for any word she might utter, and alas, begin the tedious task of trying to paint her into a likeable person. No more of the “old” Hillary - an opportunistic, scandal ridden, “technically challenged,” pantsuit-wearing former first lady, Senator, Secretary of State….and one of those “evil one-percenters” she claims to detest. The media’s mission, which they have chosen to accept, is to humanize her...
  • Jeb Bush is Loretta Lynch’s unlikely ally

    04/18/2015 10:53:38 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/18/15 | Marisa Schultz
    Loretta Lynch has found an unlikely ally — Jeb Bush. The Brooklyn US attorney, whose attorney general nomination has been stalled for months in the Republican-controlled Senate, is getting a helping hand from the former Florida governor and probable GOP presidential candidate. “I think that presidents have the right to pick their team,” Bush said while campaigning in New Hampshire Thursday.
  • Joe Scarborough Opens GOP Leadership Summit Day 2 with Series of Awkward Jokes

    04/18/2015 10:41:29 AM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies
    mediaite ^ | April 18, 2015 | Andrew Kirell
    The second day of the New Hampshire Republican Party’s “First in the Nation” leadership summit kicked off Saturday morning with a speech from MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, a former GOP congressman. As you might expect, the reception was lukewarm at first — especially when he tried to land a series of fratboy-ish jokes — but became much warmer when he talked actual policy and tried to stir the crowd into rallying around conservative principles for the 2016 election. But let’s run through his awkward jokes: Scarborough approached the stage to noticeably tepid applause (though, to be fair, this was the first...
  • On Jobs and Jobs

    04/18/2015 10:22:37 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 9 replies
    NRO ^ | 17 Apr 2015 | Kevin Williamson
    Uber, you will be shocked to learn, does not apply rigorous econometric standards to its public-relations material. That is the complaint from Robert Reich and Alison Griswold, who protest that the firm boasts about the jobs it has created when in fact its drivers are not classified as employees but independent contractors. Professor Reich, a lawyer who sometimes plays an economist on television, says: “They can’t have it both ways. They can’t say they’re creating all these new jobs and then say ‘Oh, we’re not responsible for these jobs because they’re not employees.’ That’s double-booking.” We all eagerly await his...
  • There are some intense procedures for having coffee with Hillary Clinton

    04/18/2015 10:15:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/18/2015 | Hunter Walker
    In the first week of her presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton and her team sought to have a "grassroots" effort with a road trip to Iowa, where she focused on small, intimate roundtables with voters. But it takes extensive planning and cloak-and-dagger maneuvering to stage simple events for a former first lady and Democratic front-runner, who has a Secret Service detail and media circus following her every move. Clinton started the final day of her first campaign trail trip on Thursday by having coffee with a group of five local leaders in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Business Insider spoke with most of...
  • Newsweek: Largest individual donor to Clinton Foundation has trade ties to Iran

    04/18/2015 10:13:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/18/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Is another shoe about to drop on the Clinton Foundation, and on Hillary Clinton’s problematic rollout? Newsweek’s Rory Ross reported this morning that the largest individual donor to the Clinton family business has conducted trade with Iran, perhaps in breach of US sanctions. Ukrainian energy mogul Victor Pinchuk has connections to the Clintons that go back almost a decade, and financial connections to the regime in Tehran that go much farther: The fourth richest man in Ukraine, Pinchuk owns Interpipe Group, a Cyprus-incorporated manufacturer of seamless pipes used in oil and gas sectors.Newsweek has seen declarations and documents from...
  • Hillary’s hypocrisy on the death tax: I support this tax. I just don’t feel like paying it.

    04/18/2015 10:10:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/18/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Earlier this week we took a look at the GOP efforts to repeal the death tax, including some of the political pitfalls involved as well as reasons why it’s still a hill worth fighting on. In a rare moment of taking a position on a policy issue, Hillary Clinton has chimed in on the so called estate tax several times over the years. She has referred to it as a “wealth tax”, which works out quite well for her this year if she’s trying to angle her way into a more Elizabeth Warren style position on the subject. So...
  • Rubio Catches Kasie's Eye: 'Stood Out to Me the Most'

    04/18/2015 10:08:53 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    I have a sneaky feeling that MSNBC political correspondent Kasie Hunt isn't a registered Republican. Even so, there's little doubt that at least for now Marco Rubio is winning the Kasie Hunt primary. In successive appearances on the Up with Steve Kornacki and Melissa Harris-Perry shows this morning, Hunt made clear that Rubio was her standout in the Republican field assembled this weekend in New Hampshire. On "Up" Hunt called Rubio "the strongest candidate in telling a story . . . really somebody to watch." A bit later on MH-P, Hunt hailed Rubio as the person who "stood out to...
  • Please keep those donations coming in, folks. We need your loyal support! [FReepathon thread XVIII]

    04/18/2015 10:07:25 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 256 replies
    Woo hoo!! Our 2nd quarter FReepathon is well underway!! Please get your donations in early so we can wrap this baby up within 30 days. We need your continuing support to keep FR on the air. FR is funded solely by contributions made by the liberty loving patriots who enjoy and use it. We are beholden to no political party. No advertisers, no outsiders, no sugar daddies, no corporate string pullers. This means no commercial ads. No annoying pop-ups. No ad tracking. No mail campaigns. No spam. No one trying to control us. Definitely no government subsidies or tax breaks....
  • Hillary's Iowa Vacation (Saturbray)

    04/18/2015 10:03:36 AM PDT · by bray · 30 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 4/18/15 | bray
    Proverbs 16:18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. Just when you thought Harpy had a chance to win the nomination she goes on her three day Iowa Vacation and gives all the other contenders hope. Whoever came up with the Iowa shuffle, let alone the Darth Vader mobile should be fired immediately and never put on another campaign. For a woman who comes across as cold, unapproachable and secretive, why would you choose a black armored car with smoked windows, was the tank booked? The only thing that rolling death machine needed was a breathing...
  • Sen. Shaheen says it's time to put a woman on the $20 bill

    04/18/2015 9:20:30 AM PDT · by shove_it · 87 replies
    AP via GOPUSA ^ | 18 Apr 2015
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The first woman to serve as both governor and U.S. senator is backing a campaign to put a female face on the $20 bill. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen filed legislation this week that would create a citizens panel to recommend an appropriate choice to the treasury secretary. She is hoping to build on the work of Women on 20s, a national campaign pushing for new $20 bills by 2020, the 100th anniversary of the constitutional amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote. "I think there are a lot of opportunities that we sometimes don't think about to...