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  • Boehner’s Health Policy Director is Sister of StemExpress Founder

    07/31/2015 4:53:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 17 Jul 2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The founder of StemExpress, the private company that has engaged with Planned Parenthood in the sale of aborted baby body parts, is the younger sister of the health policy director of House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH). The founder and CEO of StemExpress is Cate Dyer, the younger sister of Charlotte Ivancic, Boehner’s health policy director, as originally observed at the conservative site ForAmerica. In response to Breitbart News’ request for comment, Emily Schillinger, Boehner’s press secretary, said, “Charlotte Ivancic is a dedicated public servant who enjoys the utmost respect among her peers and Members of Congress. She has the...
  • Russia Mistral: France 'agrees warship compensation'

    07/31/2015 4:37:22 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki
    BBC News ^ | Jul 31 2015
    France has agreed to pay compensation to Russia for cancelling the sale of two warships, a Russian official says. France stopped the sale after the outbreak of the conflict in eastern Ukraine, where Russia is accused of backing separatist rebels. The Mistral contract was worth €1.2bn (£843m; $1.3bn). Russia made an advance payment of about €840m. The first of two helicopter carriers - the Vladivostok - was supposed to be delivered to Russia in November 2014. "The negotiations are completely finished, everything has already been decided, both the time-frame and the amount," said Vladimir Kozhin, an aide to Russian President...
  • Did You Ever Notice the Asterisk on Your Social Security Statement?

    07/31/2015 4:12:00 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | July 31, 2015 | Myra Adams
    While engaging in the mundane task of gathering financial statements for a “secure retirement” meeting with my husband’s and my adviser, this Baby Boomer stumbled upon documented proof that our nation does not have the guts to confront one of its most serious economic problems. The realization came when I pulled from my files a document statement innocently titled, “Your Social Security Statement.”
  • WITH APOLOGIES TO DONALD TRUMP FOR THE CRAZY "NATIVIST" RANT OF CARDINAL DOLAN

    07/31/2015 3:53:14 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | Father Marcel Guarnizo
    This week, Cardinal Timothy Dolan took to the New York Daily News to write an incoherent and defamatory political hit piece against Donald Trump. As a Catholic priest, I can only say it is embarrassing to have a Cardinal so blatantly and unfairly trying to associate Mr. Trump with the worst kinds of racism imaginable. I offer an apology on behalf of so many Catholics who are outraged by the dirty politics of Cardinal Dolan.
  • TEAM OBAMA VOWS JUSTICE FOR CECIL THE LION

    07/31/2015 3:47:23 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 38 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    The Obama administration is moving to investigate the death of Cecil The Lion, in reaction to the online uproar over the news that the huge African cat was killed by an American dentist.
  • THE LEFT'S FIGHT-FOR-$15 SCAM

    07/31/2015 3:41:58 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | Mathew Vadum
    The current feel-good push for a $15 an hour minimum wage has nothing to do with helping workers and everything to do with advancing the goals of the left wing, especially the labor movement. This is true despite the occasionally soaring rhetoric of President Obama amid the Left's incessant whining about "income inequality," itself a particularly un-American concept, an imaginary evil that dwells only in the nightmares of left-wingers. The fact gets lost that the minimum wage itself and continuing increases in the minimum wage hurt working people.
  • OBAMA GOES NUCLEAR ON IRAN DEAL OPPONENTS

    07/31/2015 3:21:01 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama has decided that two wildly unpopular policies, one foreign and one domestic, will be the final legacy of his wildly unpopular administration. The domestic policy is gun control. The foreign policy is Iranian nukes. While Americans will be disarmed, Iran will be getting ready for its ballistic missiles. Ramming through wildly unpopular policies is what this administration does best. More than anything else, this administration will be remembered for the mix of bullying, smears, pop culture distractions, outright lies, bureaucratic sabotage and blatant lawbreaking with which it achieved its policy goals.
  • Papua New Guinea: Manam Volcano Erupts, Sends Ash up to 65,000 Feet High

    07/31/2015 3:12:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    International Business Times (IN) ^ | 7/31/15 | Mugdha Variyar
    Papua New Guinea's Manam volcano erupted on Friday, sending volcanic ash as high as 65,000 feet in the air.The volcano, situated on Papua New Guinea's northern coast has erupted after 11 years. The Manam volcano erupted at about 1 p.m. local time on Friday, following which a Code Red aviation advisory was issued in the region, according to Australia's Bureau of Meteorology. The plume from Friday's volcanic eruption was said to be spreading in all directions, the Australian agency said.The last time the 1,807 meters high volcano erupted was in 2004, according to Accuweather.com.
  • The Quinn in the Morning Show with Jim Quinn - July 31, 2015

    07/31/2015 2:58:30 AM PDT · by sneakers · 9 replies
    Jim Quinn is back! - and in better form than ever!! The Quinn in the Morning Show airs from 6:00am to 9:00 am, Monday thru Friday. To listen online, go to www.warroom.com and sign up (for a small fee). Or you can listen on the radio locally in the upstate NY area on 1040 WYSL Rochester, NY or 1480 WCNS in Latrobe, Pa. If you sign up online, be sure to choose the "auto-renew" option in order to have full access to archived shows and podcasts.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Trump attacks Hillary's right-hand-woman Huma Abedin as he calls her husband Weiner ...

    07/31/2015 2:57:19 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | July 30, 2015 | David Martosko
    Complete headline: EXCLUSIVE: Trump attacks Hillary's right-hand-woman Huma Abedin as he calls her husband Anthony Weiner 'the worst deviant in the United States' and claims the pair had access to Clinton's secret classified emails Donald Trump argues Hillary Clinton's chief of staff is a security liability because of her marriage to disgraced sexting lawmaker Anthony Weiner 'The person seeing her emails more than anybody else is Huma. And who's Huma married to? The worst deviant in the United States of America' Hillary shares 'confidential, top-of-the-line secrets' with confidante Huma Abedin, Trump says, who then likely spills them to her husband...
  • Ex-U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds finally finds place to stay for the night (Chicago politics alert)

    07/31/2015 2:36:10 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 4 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | July 30, 2015 | Jon Seidel
    Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds couldn’t tell a federal magistrate judge Thursday where he planned to live as he awaits trial on misdemeanor charges of failing to file tax returns for four consecutive years. That’s because of lifetime restrictions on his residency stemming from his conviction decades ago for having sex with an underage campaign worker. After shooting down two possibilities Thursday — including a residence near a kids center in Bartlett and a Red Roof Inn in Indiana — U.S. Magistrate Judge Maria Valdez told him to return to her courtroom and try again Friday afternoon. His new defense...
  • Man shoots down drone hovering over house

    07/31/2015 2:31:27 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 20 replies
    CNet ^ | July 30, 2015 | Chris Matyszczyk
    Merideth allegedly told the police that a drone was hovering over his house, where his teen daughter (he has two) was sunbathing. So he pulled out his gun and gave it a merry death. Merideth was arrested for wanton endangerment and criminal mischief. There is, apparently, a local ordinance that says you can't shoot a gun off in the city, but the police charged him under a Kentucky Revised Statute.
  • White House backs Planned Parenthood in face of horror videos - distorted work of 'extremists'

    07/31/2015 2:28:04 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/31/15 | Francesca Chambers
    White House backs Planned Parenthood in face of horror videos it claims are the distorted work of 'extremists' The White House called a string of videos depicting the process of tissue and organ harvesting from aborted fetuses the work of 'extremists' today and charged that there's no evidence that Planned Parenthood has broken any laws. President Barack Obama's spokesman, Josh Earnest, told Daily Mail Online he did not know whether the president had seen any of the controversial videos, including a new one, released online this morning, but the president is aware of them and still believes the group is...
  • Scott Walker expands 2016 lead in Iowa poll

    07/31/2015 2:27:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    National Sun Times ^ | July 31, 2015 | Chad Merda P
    It’s one of the few polls that has some separation atop the 2016 GOP field, and it shows Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker expanding his lead. The new Iowa poll conducted by Bloomberg Politics and the Des Moines Register has Walker getting support from 17 percent of the 402 registered Iowa voters who say they are likely to attend 2016 GOP caucuses. In the previous poll, Walker came in at 15 percent. [snip] In favorability rankings, Walker also leads the pack, with 66 percent of Republicans saying they view him favorably. [snip]
  • S. Korea to start mass production of new M-SAM missile

    07/31/2015 1:26:59 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    SEOUL, July 30 (Yonhap) -- South Korea will deploy a new homegrown mid-range surface-to-air missile, M-SAM, in the Air Force this year following a successful test-fire, the defense acquisition agency said Thursday. The missile with a 40-kilometer range, also called "Cheongung," was developed locally in 2011 to replace the Air Force's aging batteries of MIM-23 Hawk from the U.S. The Defense Acquisition Program Administration said it recently carried out a successful test launch of the initial M-SAM, sealing the quality certification. The new missile will be distributed to the Air Force starting in September, the DAPA said, adding that mass-production...
  • IDF Mobilizes After PLO Blames Israel for Arson Attack

    07/31/2015 12:59:16 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/7/15
    The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) terror organization behind the Palestinian Authority (PA) holds the Israeli government "fully responsible" for the death of a toddler in an arson attack Friday in the Samaria Arab village of Duma, it announced Friday, in an incident the IDF has labeled "Jewish terror." "We hold the Israeli government fully responsible for the brutal assassination of the toddler Ali Saad Dawabsha," PLO official Saeb Erekat said in a statement, according to AFP. "This is a direct consequence of decades of impunity given by the Israeli government to settler terrorism." Four family members of the one-and-a-half year-old...
  • Iran orders from China 150 J-10 fighter jets that incorporate Israeli technology

    07/30/2015 10:25:56 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 23 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | July 30, 2015
    Iran is about to conclude a transaction with China for the purchase of the Chengdu J-10 multirole jet fighter, known in the West as the Vigorous Dragon, according to an exclusive report from DEBKAfile’s military and intelligence sources. Beijing has agreed to sell Tehran 150 of these sophisticated jets. While the Chinese J-10 is comparable to the US F-16, our sources report that it is virtually a replica of the Lavi, the super-fighter developed by Israel’s aerospace industry in the second half of the 80s. Israel sold China the technology, after Washington insisted on Its discontinuing the Lavi’s production. The...
  • Ready for Hillary (we can all support this)

    07/30/2015 10:13:30 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 10 replies
  • FBI: Suspect in Montana shooting says victim laughed at him (Illegal Alien)

    07/30/2015 10:04:26 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 32 replies
    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An 18-year-old Wyoming man accused of robbing and shooting three members of a family after asking for roadside help told investigators he opened fire after one of the victims laughed at him, an FBI agent said in a court filing Thursday. Jason Shane, 51, and Tana Shane, 47, died in the Wednesday shooting in the small town of Pryor, FBI spokesman Todd Palmer told The Associated Press. Their daughter, 26-year-old Jorah Shane, was shot in the back when she tried to run away, and she is recovering in a Billings hospital, the woman's aunt, Ada Shane,...
  • Ex-Virginia Gov. Gilmore enters White House race

    07/30/2015 10:00:07 PM PDT · by BAW · 24 replies
    FOX News ^ | July 30, 2015
    Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore formally announced his bid for the White House Thursday, becoming the 17th Republican presidential primary candidate. "I am a candidate for president because our current Washington leadership is guiding America on a path to decline, and I can reverse that decline," Gilmore said in a video message to supporters. Gilmore filed paperwork earlier this week with the Federal Election Commission. His announcement comes one week before the first Republican primary debate, hosted by Fox News and Facebook. Gilmore, a former Army intelligence officer, served as Virginia's governor from 1998 to 2002.
  • Sen. Cruz: Hillary ‘Embodies The Corruption Of Washington’

    07/30/2015 9:41:31 PM PDT · by Isara · 19 replies
    ---COLMES: ... Do you ever wince and say ‘Dad please don’t say that, you’re going to hurt my chances.’ Does that conversation ever take place?SEN. CRUZ: Well no and I’ll tell you there has been an effort in the media and among some Democrats to try to paint a scary picture of my father. My father is an extraordinary man. He is a pastor, he is the most loving person I’ve ever known and listen, his personal narrative poses a real threat to many on the left because many on the left like to portray big government as the only...
  • Cate Dyer, founder and CEO, Stem Express

    07/30/2015 9:31:54 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 72 replies
    BizJournals.com ^ | June 19, 2015 | Elaine Goodman
    Cate Dyer wanted to do more to help patients. But caught up in the bustle of daily life and her job at a Bay Area bioscience company, she found herself postponing her dreams. Then she broke her leg in a fall down the stairs. “It was the universe’s way of shutting me down,” she said. “It was then that I decided I should do something different.” Being sidelined gave Dyer a chance to formulate a plan. In March 2010, she launched StemExpress LLC, a company that provides human blood, bone marrow and tissue to medical researchers.
  • GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz coming to Wyoming

    07/30/2015 9:08:33 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 2 replies
    Casper Star Tribune ^ | 07/30/2015 | Laura Hancock
    GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz is speaking in Cheyenne on Aug. 20 at a Wyoming Republican Party event.Cruz, a U.S. senator from Texas, will be the keynote speaker at the First Annual Chairman’s Reception at the Wyoming Hereford Ranch in Cheyenne.The event is a ceremony in which party Chairman Matt Micheli will name the GOP volunteer of the year.“It’s a fundraiser for the party, not for him,” Micheli said of Cruz. “He’s supporting the party in that.”At 2 p.m., there will be a reception with Cruz and anyone who wants to pay $500 to meet him and get their photo...
  • Video: Ted Cruz On Iran Nuclear Deal, Planned Parenthood & Donald Trump - Cavuto

    07/30/2015 9:04:00 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jul 30, 2015
    "Sen. Ted Cruz, (R-Texas), discusses the consequences of to the Iran nuclear deal, the Planned Parenthood controversy, and whether Trump is going too far on ... " Cavuto: do you think Trump is going too far? Cruz makes good comments back to a pressing Neil Cavuto. And Cruz comments about Nancy Pelosi over Planned Parenthood. An 8 minute video.
  • Timothy Dolan: Donald Trump Bringing Back ‘American Tradition’ of Nativism

    07/30/2015 8:04:33 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 75 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/30/2015 | Breitbart News
    Cardinal Timothy Dolan has penned an op-ed reacting to Donald Trump’s speech at his campaign launch for a 2016 presidential run–six weeks ago–calling the Republican candidate a harbinger of anti-Catholic, racist “nativism.”Cardinal Dolan writes at the New York Daily News:During those happy days decades ago when I taught American religious history to university students, I spent a chunk of time in class on the ugly phenomenon called nativism, defined by the scholar and author Ray Allen Billington as, “organized, white, Protestant antagonism toward the Catholic immigrant.”
  • CCAGW Honors Sen. Ted Cruz for Being a “Taxpayer Super Hero”

    07/30/2015 8:03:56 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 2 replies
    Business Wire ^ | July 30, 2015 01:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
    WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) applauded Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for his relentless and unwavering support of the fiscal interests of American taxpayers while serving in the Senate. Sen. Cruz was one of the 17 lawmakers to earn a perfect score of 100 percent in CCAGW’s 2014 Congressional Ratings, making him a “Taxpayer Super Hero.” Since he was elected in 2012, he has a lifetime rating of 99 percent. The report, which CCAGW has issued since 1989, highlights the voting records of all 535 members of Congress. It identifies members whose impeccable voting records helped...
  • Mission impenetrable: are Hollywood blockbusters losing the plot?

    07/30/2015 8:02:25 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 26 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 30 July 2015 | Phil Hoad
    Forty-five minutes into the seventh Fast & Furious movie, Vin Diesel drives towards a huge precipice. The audience have only the faintest idea why he’s there. Ditto why they have paraglided their cars into Azerbaijan. Is it Azerbaijan? It’s probably to rescue someone … who was it again? Something to do with a surveillance gizmo means they need to find their nemesis Jason Statham, except Statham seems to find them whenever he wants, being the one about to push Diesel off the cliff, not the random mercenaries they’re nicking the device from. Only Kurt Russell – who’s watching everything from...
  • Jeb Bush to National Urban League: 'There are unjust barriers to opportunity and upward mobility

    07/30/2015 7:54:31 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 46 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 7/30/15 | Alex Leary
    Jeb Bush to National Urban League: 'There are unjust barriers to opportunity and upward mobility in this country'. Jeb Bush in his address Friday to the National Urban League will talk about a “listening and learning” phase following his 1994 campaign in which he made comments that were offensive to African-Americans, play up charter schools, criticize a "losing" war on poverty and discuss his decision as governor to take down the Confederate flag. “I know that there are unjust barriers to opportunity and upward mobility in this country. Some we can see, others are unseen but just as real,” reads...
  • U.S. intel fears hundreds of secrets leaked in Hillary’s private emails

    07/30/2015 7:47:03 PM PDT · by VinL · 30 replies
    WashTimes ^ | 7/30/15 | John Soloman and S.A.Miller
    The U.S. intelligence community is bracing for the possibility that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private email account contains hundreds of revelations of classified information from spy agencies and is taking steps to contain any damage to national security, according to documents and interviews Thursday. The top lawmakers on the House and Senate intelligence committee have been notified in recent days that the extent of classified information on Mrs. Clinton’s private email server was likely far more extensive than the four emails publicly acknowledged last week as containing some sensitive spy agency secrets. A U.S. official directly familiar...
  • Iran Announces Two New Nuclear Facilities

    07/30/2015 7:45:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | 7/30/2015, 7:02 PM | Ari Yashar
    Just half a month after the Iran nuclear deal was signed in Vienna on July 14, the Islamic republic of Iran announced on Thursday that it plans to build two new nuclear facilities in its southeastern Makran region on the Indian Ocean. Mohammad Ahmadian, Deputy Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), announced the plans as quoted by the semi-official Fars News Agency. “Two 100MW (megawatt) nuclear reactors will be constructed on Makran coastline of the Sea of Oman to generate electricity,” Ahmadian declared. […] The nuclear deal stipulates that Iran will not build any new uranium enrichment...
  • Revised AP U.S. History Standards Will Emphasize American Exceptionalism

    07/30/2015 7:26:15 PM PDT · by Maceman · 8 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 7/29/15 | ZOË SCHLANGER
    The company behind Advanced Placement courses for U.S. high school students will release a revision to the standards for AP U.S. history on Thursday morning, after significant pushback from conservatives who claimed the redesigned course framework, released last year, painted American history in too negative a light. More at: http://www.newsweek.com/revised-ap-history-standards-will-emphasize-american-exceptionalism-358210
  • Jeb Bush supported Planned Parenthood before he opposed it; Bush campaign response added

    07/30/2015 7:23:47 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 7/30/15 | Dustin Siggins
    In the world of politics, flip-flopping is an art. Unfortunately for Jeb Bush, he’s clearly not much of an artist. From LifeSiteNews bureau chief Ben Johnson: Until the eve of his presidential campaign, Jeb Bush was director of a philanthropy that gave tens of millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood and financed its advocacy of “unrestricted access to abortion” around the world. The charity also approved money to global abortion providers while he sat on its board. In 2010, Jeb was named one of the founding directors of the Bloomberg Family Foundation, established as a tax-exempt foundation to advance the...
  • Poll: Trump Holds a Commanding Lead in Arizona (Jeb in 3rd place)

    07/30/2015 7:08:39 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 55 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 7/20/15 | Greg Richter
    Real estate developer Donald Trump is continuing his strong showing in the GOP presidential polls, leading in Arizona in a new poll of top-10 candidates conducted by Phoenix-based MBQF Consulting. Respondents to the automated telephone survey were given a choice of the top 10 candidates as recently determined by a Politico story, pollster Mike Noble told The Arizona Republic. In that poll, recently announced candidate Ohio Gov. John Kasich barely missed the cut and was not included in the survey. Trump was the favorite of 26.5 percent. He was followed by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker at 12.6 percent and former...
  • Cecil The Lion’s Wikipedia Page Not Created Until After His Death

    07/30/2015 7:06:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/30/15 | Michael Bastasch
    The Internet has been set ablaze by news that a U.S. dentist on safari shot and killed Zimbabwe’s Cecil the lion, apparently a beloved figure in that African country.Already more than 800,000 people have signed an online petition demanding “justice” for Cecil, but how well-known was Cecil before his death? The Daily Caller News Foundation found that Cecil’s Wikipedia page had only been created July 29, 2015 — after news of Cecil’s death had been reported in the news.According to Wikipedia’s edit history, an editor “created [the] article with material from Hwange National Park.” Hwange is the national park where...
  • MSNBC Spikes Three Hours of Afternoon Lineup

    07/30/2015 6:51:53 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 31 replies
    Variety ^ | July 30, 2015 | Brian Steinberg
    MSNBC is canceling three more hours of daytime programming as it works to rechristen itself as a place for hard news, not progressive views, in the hours leading up to the early evening. Gone are “The Cycle,” “Now With Alex Wagner” and “The Ed Show” as of Friday, MSNBC president Phil Griffin told network staffers in a memo Thursday. Wagner is expected to stay with MSNBC and cover the politics beat as coverage of the 2016 election increases. Ari Melber of “The Cycle” will continue as the network’s chief legal correspondent. Other hosts — Ed Schultz, Krystal Ball, Abby Huntsman...
  • Admiral: Carrier gap in Persian Gulf hinders war effort

    07/30/2015 6:50:05 PM PDT · by Herosmith · 19 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | July 30, 2015 | Travis J. Tritten and Chris Church
    WASHINGTON — A rare gap in the presence of a U.S. aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf this fall could hinder military capabilities in the war against the Islamic State, the Obama administration’s nominee to lead the Navy told the Senate Thursday. Adm. John Richardson conceded the effects of a two-month gap in carrier presence — the first since 2007 — under intense questioning from Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., as the Senate Armed Services Committee weighs whether approve the admiral’s nomination as chief of naval operations. “Without that carrier, that will be a detriment to our capability, yes, sir,” Richardson...
  • GE may be shipping $10 billion worth of work overseas (Ex-Im Bank)

    07/30/2015 6:43:32 PM PDT · by VinL · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/30/15 | David Lawder
    General Electric is taking steps to shift some U.S. manufacturing work overseas now that the U.S. Export-Import Bank will be shuttered at least until September.... GE Vice Chairman John Rice said the conglomerate is bidding on over $10 billion worth of projects that require support from an export credit agency (ECA) like Ex-Im. With Ex-Im unable to extend new loans or guarantees thanks to an effort by congressional Republicans to shut it down, GE is arranging with ECAs in other countries to finance the deals involved, with much of the production going to GE plants in those foreign locations. The...
  • U.S. intel preparing for massive breach of classified data in Hillary Clinton emails

    07/30/2015 6:23:21 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 63 replies
    The U.S. intelligence community is bracing for the possibility that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private email account contains hundreds of revelations of classified information from spy agencies and is taking steps to contain any damage to national security, according to documents and interviews Thursday. The top lawmakers on the House and Senate intelligence committee have been notified in recent days that the extent of classified information on Mrs. Clinton’s private email server was likely far more extensive than the four emails publicly acknowledged last week as containing some sensitive spy agency secrets.
  • San Jose Mayor Urges Santa Clara County to Reconsider ICE Detainer Policy

    07/30/2015 6:20:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Jul 29, 2015 | Mariah Bravo
    The San Jose mayor is urging the Santa Clara County Board of Directors to put the county’s policy of ignoring Immigration and Customs Enforcement holds on the agenda following the high-profile death of a woman gunned down in San Francisco by an undocumented immigrant. Mayor Sam Liccardo sent the letter July 10 to the board’s president, Dave Cortese, saying he disagrees with the county's current policy of ignoring ICE hold requests for "deportable individuals who have committed serious of violent felonies.” The debate on “sanctuary cities” reignited nationally after the July 1 shooting of Kate Steinle at San Francisco’s Pier...
  • New Illinois Law May Help Illegal Gun Sales

    07/30/2015 6:17:55 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 6 replies
    ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A new Illinois law aimed at helping people recover stolen items, could wind up putting a dent in illegal gun sales. The law prohibits pawn shops from taking in items that have the serial numbers altered or removed and requires them to keep items in their stores for at least seven days. Oak Park Senator Don Harmon says the targets of the law were things like lawn mowers, bicycles and snow blowers, but he’s okay with it if it impacts firearms.
  • Judge to IRS attorneys: I’m about to charge Koskinen personally with contempt

    07/30/2015 6:15:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/30/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen has had a bad week. Thanks to his efforts to obstruct a Congressional investigation into the targeting of conservative groups seeking tax exempt status, House Republicans have demanded his dismissal by Barack Obama, and have threatened to impeach Koskinen if Obama does nothing. On top of that, a federal judge yesterday got fed up with the IRS’ attempts to obstruct a FOIA demand that he threatened to haul Koskinen into court in order to charge him with contempt. It might be a bad week for the IRS’ attorneys, too: During the a status hearing today, Sullivan...
  • Rose unplugged Morning Show July 31 2015

    07/30/2015 6:06:34 PM PDT · by GregB · 2 replies
    Rose is back! Formerly the “Rose” half of the Quinn & Rose Morning Show, she is back on the air and ready for the fight! Catch her on Pittsburgh’s 1250 AM “The Answer” WPGP, from 8AM to 10AM Monday through Friday or via live stream at www.am1250theanswer.com, where you can also get the podcasts. Join us for real no-nonsense conservative talk with a passion that only Rose can deliver!
  • Rand: Trump's Surge Is Fueled By Media And "Temporary, Sort Of, Loss Of Sanity"

    07/30/2015 5:58:33 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 30, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Kentucky Senator and Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) argued that the rise of fellow candidate Donald Trump is due to extensive media coverage of Trump and “a temporary, sort of, lost of sanity” on Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Wolf.” Rand said of Trump’s rise in the polls, “Television works, Wolf. If you would give some other candidates time from 8:00 in the morning until 8:00 at night, all day long, every day for three weeks, I’m guessing some other candidates might rise as well. So, for example, while some people are hearing about one candidate all the time,...
  • White House Petition To Extradite Cecil The Lion's Killer Exceeds 100,000 Signatures

    07/30/2015 5:56:12 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 61 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 30, 2015 | Arlette Saenz
    The WhiteHouse.gov petition calling for the extradition of Walter Palmer, the Minnesota dentist who recently admitted to killing Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe, has surpassed 100,000 signatures, meaning the White House will have to respond to the petition. “We urge the Secretary Of State John Kerry and the Attorney General Loretta Lynch to fully cooperate with the Zimbabwe authorities and to extradite Walter Palmer promptly at the Zimbabwe government's request,” the petition reads.
  • Who was Samuel DuBose? What you should know

    07/30/2015 5:42:25 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 29 replies
    HLNTV ^ | 07/30/2015 | Nicole Shealy
    The family of shooting victim Samuel DuBose wants their son, brother, and friend to be remembered for his character, spirit and love of people. "I would like for everyone to know that my son was full of life," DuBose's mother, Audrey DuBose, told CNN's Don Lemon in an emotional interview. "He loved people. He loved all people. He loved his family. He loved music." "He was loved by everybody," his sister Cleshawn DuBose told CNN. "The community, and especially our family." Samuel DuBose, 43, had 13 children, according to CNN affiliate WKRC.
  • White House Admits To ‘Merely Repeating’ Planned Parenthood Talking Points

    07/30/2015 5:38:34 PM PDT · by ocr1 · 9 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 30, 2015 | Daniel Bassali
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest conceded on Thursday to “merely repeating” what Planned Parenthood has released in response to a series of videos of the organization’s executives discussing the sale of aborted fetal tissue.“I’m merely repeating what I’ve seen that they [Planned Parenthood] have said,” Earnest said, catching himself mid-sentence.Earnest accidentally confirmed Breitbart reporter Charlie Spiering’s assertion the White House was adopting Planned Parenthood’s talking points without reviewing the evidence.Earnest said he suspected someone in the White House had watched the undercover Planned Parenthood footage, but said he is unsure if the president has seen any of the videos released...
  • Fla. woman with carry permit faces 10 years for bringing gun on Statue of Liberty trip

    07/30/2015 5:33:22 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 44 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | July 30, 2015
    A 52-year-old woman with a permit to carry a handgun in Florida could face up to 10 years in prison after being arrested in Jersey City while attempting to board a ferry to Ellis Island while carrying a gun, authorities said. Elizabeth J. Griffith, of Daytona Beach, was arrested by U.S. Park Police on July 14 and charged with unlawful possession of a firearm. She is scheduled to appear in Hudson County Superior Court on Aug. 12, Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor Gene Rubino said today.
  • Planned Parenthood changes story on website 'hack'

    07/30/2015 5:17:53 PM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 07/30/2015 | Barbara Boland
    Planned Parenthood proclaimed on Thursday that its websites were "not available because of an extremist attack," but seemed to change its story throughout the day after many people pointed to inconsistencies about the alleged hack.
  • Clinton campaign reportedly growing edgy over possible Biden run

    07/30/2015 4:52:37 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 46 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | July 30, 2015 | Ed Henry
    Aides close to Hillary Clinton are getting increasingly nervous that Vice President Joe Biden may throw his hat into the 2016 presidential race later this summer, Democratic sources told Fox News. The sources said that that eyebrows were raised recently at Clinton’s headquarters in Brooklyn when Biden’s chief of staff at the White House, Steve Ricchetti, was spotted having breakfast recently with major Democratic donor Louis Susman, a Clinton friend who served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom under President Obama.
  • AP Reporter Mocks State Dept Spox Over Iran Secret Deal

    07/30/2015 4:51:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 30, 2015 | by Blake Seitz
    AP reporter Matt Lee sparred with a State Department spokesperson who insisted the administration was adequately briefed on a side deal between the IAEA and Iran, despite not having read it. “We haven’t received a written copy of it, but we have been briefed on its contents,” State Department Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner said. “So someone with a photographic memory has looked at it and copied everything down in their brain and then repeated it up on the Hill?” Lee asked. The Obama administration has defended this anti-transparency measure, calling it standard practice and objecting to the term “secret deal.”...