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  • Netanyahu Says Ties With Russia Good, Doesn't Join Criticism of Syria Attacks

    10/04/2015 9:02:16 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 7 replies ^ | October 04, 2015
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that he unsure how Russia's recent military intervention in Syria will affect the situation there, but insisted that Jerusalem and Moscow were on good terms. "We don't want to go back to the days when, you know, Russia and Israel were in an adversarial position," said Netanyahu in an interview recorded for broadcast on Sunday on "CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS. "I think we've changed the relationship. And it's, on the whole, good." Russia bombed the Islamic State group's Syrian stronghold Saturday and vowed to press its aerial campaign despite criticism from Washington and...
  • Fears surge over potential violence at Farrakhan 'hate rally' Read more at

    10/04/2015 9:01:28 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 1 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | October 4 2015 | No Attribution
    Twenty years ago there was the “Million Man March” in Washington. Now, on the anniversary of the event organized by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, comes “Justice or Else!” Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, the founder and president of the Brotherhood Organization for a New Destiny (BOND) and author of the new book “The Antidote,” calls it a “hate rally.” He said evil will come out of the Oct. 10 event, including rising tensions between blacks and whites. “This is a KKK rally,” Peterson said. “This is a skinhead rally.”
  • Levin to Obama: You lay one hand on WW2 vets and I’LL BRING 1/2 MILLION PEOPLE TO THAT MEMORIAL!

    10/04/2015 8:39:42 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 13 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 10-02-2013
    Mark Levin warned everyone on Capitol Hill that if they lay a hand on the WWII vets at the memorial to arrest them for visiting their own memorial, he’ll bring a half a million people to march on Washington. He says it will ignite a movement like they’ve never seen before.
  • Merkel says 'military efforts', talks needed on Syria

    10/04/2015 7:49:37 PM PDT · by Mariner · 19 replies
    AFP ^ | October 4th, 2015 | Unattributed
    BERLIN (AFP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday that "military efforts" were needed in Syria but they would not be enough to end four years of bloodshed in the war-scarred country. Merkel urged talks with all sides in the conflict, in an interview with public broadcaster Deutschlandradio. "On Syria, I have said we will need military efforts -- but military efforts will not bring about a solution," she said. "We need a political process, which has had difficulties getting under way." The German leader reiterated a call for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to be involved in any peace talks...
  • Four California High School Students Arrested for Alleged Mass Shooting Plot

    10/04/2015 7:48:10 PM PDT · by FoxInSocks · 35 replies
    People ^ | October 4, 2015 | Lindsay Kimble
    Four students at Summerville High School in Tuolumne, California, were arrested for allegedly plotting a school shooting, the Tuolumne County Sheriff said in a press conference on Saturday. Sheriff Jim Mele claimed that the students involved were planning to "come on campus, and shoot and kill as many people as possible at the campus." The Summerville High School administration contacted the sheriff's office on Wednesday to report three of the students, who were identified by classmates who found their behavior suspicious. The authorities immediately launched an investigation, which involved interviews with the suspects, as well as school staff and students,...
  • ‘Do it for Mom’ campaign wants Danes to have even more sex

    10/04/2015 7:36:13 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 30 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 4, 2015 | Rick Noack
    Denmark has a problem: At some (still quite distant) point in the future, its population will disappear because people aren't having enough babies. Now, the Danish travel company Spies says it might have found a solution. Its campaign "Do it for Mom" encourages wannabe grandmothers and grandfathers to "sponsor" trips abroad for their adult children. Studies have shown that Danes have much more sex when they are on vacation. "Send your child on an active holiday and get a grandchild within nine months," the company says on its Web site. "The Danish welfare system is under pressure. There are still...
  • Obama rejects candidates' ideas for solving crisis in Syria

    10/04/2015 7:06:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 10/03/15 | JULIE PACE
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is accusing White House hopefuls of concocting "half-baked" ideas for solving the crisis in Syria, appearing to even dismiss his former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's call for a no-fly zone before later clarifying his view of the Democratic front-runner. The idea of a no-fly zone — a region of Syria that the United States would protect from bombing to create a safe corridor for refugees — has emerged as a favorite option for Democratic and Republican candidates. It's a plan that allows them to stake out a more aggressive military posture than...
  • Oregon pastor says shooting survivor got flash drive, had to watch slayings

    10/04/2015 6:57:35 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 11 replies ^ | 10/4/15 | Associated Press writer Tami Abdollah
    An Oregon pastor says a student who was spared by a gunman during a deadly rampage on a college campus received an envelope with a flash drive from the shooter and had to watch as his classmates were killed. Randy Scroggins, whose daughter also survived Thursday's shooting at Umpqua Community College, spoke at his church Sunday as his daughter and the other student, 18-year-old Mathew Downing, sat together in the congregation. Scroggins' daughter Lacey had told him gunman Christopher Sean Harper-Mercer gave an envelope to another student in the class and told him to give it to police.
  • World's 'extremely poor' to fall below 10 percent of global population: World Bank

    10/04/2015 6:57:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/04/2015 | BY SEBASTIEN MALO
    NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of people living in extreme poverty is likely to fall for the first time below 10 percent of the world's population in 2015, the World Bank said on Sunday as it revised its benchmark for measuring the problem. Extreme poverty has long been defined as living on or below $1.25 a day, but the World Bank's adjustment now sets the poverty line at $1.90 a day. The Bank said the change reflects new data on differences in the cost of living across countries, while preserving the real purchasing power of the previous...
  • Syria is Obama’s Watergate: When did he know about Vladimir Putin’s axis-of-evil coalition?

    10/04/2015 6:40:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/04/2015 | Michael Goodwin
    What did he know and when did he know it? The immortal question about Richard Nixon and Water­gate should be posed to Barack Obama about Syria. What and when did he know about Vladimir Putin’s axis-of-evil coalition? The significance is not limited to Syria. The question goes to the heart of the Iran nuclear deal, especially the timing of the congressional votes. Imagine Obama trying to sell the Iran deal now. With Russia, Iran and Iraq working together to muscle the United States aside and defend Bashar al-Assad, the president couldn’t possibly argue that the nuke deal would help stabilize...
  • Hillary campaign sending Bill out on the campaign trail

    10/04/2015 6:37:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 4, 2015 | Kelly Riddell
    Hopes ex-president can energize blacks, HispanicsThey’d kept him off the trail for months, but Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign is finally deploying former President Bill Clinton, accepting the political risks he brings as worthy tradeoff if he can shore up support for his wife among longtime Democrats and build enthusiasm among Hispanic and black voters. The man who just months ago said he’d be little more than a backstage adviser is now out doing interviews defending Mrs. Clinton and dabbling in critiques of the GOP presidential field. And his October schedule is shaping up to be his most high-profile on the...
  • Thought experiment: how illegal immigrants could elect Hillary

    10/04/2015 6:33:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/04/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Here’s some Sunday morning math from Politico Magazine to either amuse or enrage you. (Or possibly both?) The conclusion of this analysis is that Hillary Clinton – or whoever the Democrats wind up deciding on – could be elected by illegal immigrants. At first glance this sounds like a voter fraud story, but that would require one heck of a lot of illegally cast ballots. No… it’s something different and it once again brings us back to the arcane math behind the electoral college. You see, while the electors representing the two senators from each state are unaffected by...
  • New York Daily News: State Dept Must Designate the NRA a Terrorist Organization

    10/04/2015 5:18:45 PM PDT · by markomalley · 66 replies
    Big Government ^ | 10/4/15 | AWR Hawkins
    On October 3–two days after a gunman killed 10 at the gun free facilities on the Umpqua Community College campus–the New York Daily News called for the U.S. State Department to designate the National Rifle Association (NRA) a “terrorist organization.”They based this request on their belief that national security faces a greater threat from armed citizens than from “foreign terrorists,” and they singled out the NRA as the bulwark preserving citizens’ right to keep and bear arms. They suggested, “The NRA should take its rightful place on the State Department list of terrorist organizations, because its influence is more of...
  • After five years of negotiations, Pacific trade talks near deal

    10/04/2015 5:08:08 PM PDT · by Mariner · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 4th, 2015 | By Krista Hughes
    ATLANTA (Reuters) - A dozen Pacific nations closed in on a sweeping free trade pact on Sunday in Atlanta after a breakthrough over how long a monopoly pharmaceutical companies should be given on new biotech drugs. The issue has pitted the United States, which has argued for longer protections, against Australia and five other delegations who say such measures would strain national healthcare budgets and keep life-saving medicines from patients who cannot afford them. The terms of that compromise, hammered out after a third all-night round of negotiations between Australia and the United States, still had to find support from...
  • Bipartisan push grows for no-fly zones in Syria (RATS join Fiorina, McCain, McCarthy, Kasich)

    10/04/2015 4:33:51 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/4/15 | Kristina Wong
    A growing number of Democrats are joining GOP voices in calling for a no-fly zone or a safe zone in Syria where civilians and opposition fighters can go without fear of attack — a step the Obama administration does not back. The calls come after the spectacle of millions of desperate Syrian refugees fleeing to Europe, and an increasing sense that the Pentagon's program to train moderate rebels is failing. They continued even after Russian aircraft entered Syrian airspace this week to go after groups fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad, including rebels backed by the U.S. Former Secretary of State...
  • Federal Government to spend $1.3 billion on new Hawkei armoured vehicles for Army (Australia)

    10/04/2015 4:29:34 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 12 replies
    The Federal Government is set to announce it will spend $1.3 billion on new light armoured personnel carriers for the Army. The Hawkei vehicles will be manufactured by Thales Australia in Bendigo and will replace part of the Army's ageing Land Rover fleet. The Hawkeis are classed as "light protected mobility vehicles".
  • McCarthy: No-Fly Zones, US Boots On the Ground to Fight ISIS

    10/04/2015 4:26:28 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 35 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 9/28/15 | AP
    The front-runner to replace House Speaker John Boehner says the United States should work with its allies to set up a no-fly zone in northern Syria in the campaign against Islamic State militants. Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy also said Monday that the U.S. should consider putting some special forces on the ground in Iraq to help in directing more effective airstrikes against the militants.
  • Of 170 held after Waco biker shooting, all are now out of jail, with none charged in killings

    10/04/2015 4:21:29 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 64 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 04 October 2015 | AP
    WACO — Only a few of the people arrested in the May biker shooting outside a Waco restaurant remain under ankle monitoring, and none are still in jail. Of the 135 people originally ordered to wear GPS ankle monitors, all but 22 have been allowed to remove them, the Waco Tribune-Herald reported Sunday. Their lawyers have reached agreements with prosecutors to modify the conditions of their pre-trial release. After initially locking up more than 170 people in connection with the May 17 incident outside Twin Peaks restaurant, McLennan County prosecutors have not charged anyone with the shooting deaths of nine...
  • Warren: Trump, Jeb's "Ears Are Stuffed With Money"

    10/04/2015 4:16:54 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 43 replies ^ | October 4, 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” while discussing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Jeb Bush both endorsing closing tax loopholes for hedge fund managers, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) said their “ears are stuffed with money.”
  • Clueless Carly Fiorina Would Create A NO-FLY Zone To Protect Non-ISIS Terrorist Groups Who Are

    10/04/2015 4:13:19 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 10/4/15 | Walid Shoebat
    Clueless Carly Fiorina Would Create A NO-FLY Zone To Protect Non-ISIS Terrorist Groups Who Are Slaughtering Christians In Syria. Carly Fiorina says she would consider shooting down Russian fighter jets if necessary…the same Russian fighter jets that are trying to protect Assad, the Syrian leader who has kept his Christian population safe from Muslim terrorists all these years…until ISIS and the Obama-backed Free Syrian Rebels started trying to take him down. These non-ISIS “rebels” whom Carly Fiorina calls “allies” are actually al-Qaeda linked groups like al-Nusra, or the now virtually defunct Free Syrian Army, down to 5 or 6 fighters,...
  • Watch Our Debut Episode

    10/04/2015 4:07:33 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 12 replies
    Full Measure ^ | 10-4-2015 | Sheryl Attkisson
    Immigration took center stage in the show's debut. Host Attkisson explored why Lewiston, Maine has become an unlikely refuge for Somali asylum-seekers, "Full Measure" correspondent Scott Thuman examined life in European refugee camps, and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump explained why he wouldn't welcome any Syrian refugees to America. The GOP newsmaker also exclusively revealed to Attkisson why he would be second to no other presidential candidate.
  • Fiorina Explains How She Would Deal with 'Unholy Alliance' in Middle East (Syria No Fly Zone)

    10/04/2015 4:01:13 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/30/15 | Hannity
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina appeared on "Hannity" tonight to react to Russia's bombing campaign inside the war-torn country of Syria and to explain how the U.S. should respond to this type of Russian aggression. -snip- The former Hewlett-Packard CEO said the U.S. should establish a no-fly zone around anti-Assad rebels, who are supposed to be supported by the U.S.
  • Koch brothers, other 2016 mega donors warm to Carly Fiorina

    10/04/2015 3:50:39 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/4/15 | MICHELLE CONLIN
    Carly Fiorina has emerged as the Republican candidate of the moment in conservative fundraising circles, drawing the notice of the billionaire Koch brothers and other wealthy donors who could instantly remake her shoestring presidential campaign. Fiorina's show-stealing performance in a Republican presidential debate last month, and her subsequent surge in the polls, has prompted industrialists Charles and David Koch to take a “serious look” at the former Hewlett-Packard chief executive, according to three sources close to the brothers. She has now moved to the short list of candidates the Kochs may support with their reported $1 billion war chest, the...
  • Belarusian protesters decry planned Russian air base

    10/04/2015 3:49:48 PM PDT · by BeadCounter · 5 replies
    SF Gate ^ | October 4, 2015 | Yuras Karmanau, Associated Press
    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — About 1,000 opposition activists on Sunday protested Russia's plans to establish a military air base in Belarus, saying it would turn the former Soviet republic into a Kremlin "vassal." They claim the base would add to regional tensions already heightened by the conflict in Ukraine, and make it impossible for Belarus to maintain neutrality between Russia and the West. Belarus borders Russia, Ukraine and three members of the European Union and NATO: Lithuania, Latvia and Poland. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has refrained from commenting on Russian President Vladimir Putin's initiative to establish the base. Analysts say...
  • Kasich calls for Syria no-fly zones, warns Russia to comply

    10/04/2015 3:48:42 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    AP Yahoo ^ | 10/2/15 | RIK STEVENS
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Friday the United States should establish no-fly zones and sanctuaries along Syria's border with Jordan and Turkey, and warn aggressors, specifically Russian President Vladimir Putin, that they violate those buffers at their own risk. Campaigning in New Hampshire, the Republican presidential hopeful said the U.S. must send a message that military retaliation is a guarantee, not an idle threat, if conditions are not met. "You enter that no-fly zone, you enter at your own peril," Kasich said. "No more red lines, no more looking the other way. If any hostile aircraft should enter that, there...
  • ‘I yelled for help and they spat at me,’ says victim of Jerusalem attack

    10/04/2015 3:07:54 PM PDT · by Lera · 12 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | Oct 4 , 2014 | Times of Israel staff
    Adele Banita gives harrowing account of terror assault in which her husband Aharon and Old City resident Nehemia Lavi were murdered, and she was badly wounded
  • Gulf states plan military response as Putin raises the stakes in Syria

    10/04/2015 2:56:27 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 44 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | 10-3-2015 | Emma Graham-Harrison and Saeed Kamali Dehghan
    Russian fighter jets launched from a new airbase in Syria have persuaded western critics to mute their demands for the removal of President Bashar al-Assad, but another group of his opponents sees Moscow’s intervention as more provocative than decisive. Regional powers have quietly, but effectively, channelled funds, weapons and other support to rebel groups making the biggest inroads against the forces from Damascus. In doing so, they are investing heavily in a conflict which they see as part of a wider regional struggle for influence with bitter rival Iran. In a week when Russia made dozens of bombing raids, those...
  • McCain can't beat Democrat, GOP congressman says

    10/04/2015 2:55:05 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 14 replies ^ | September 28, 2015 | Brahm Resnik
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  • Donald Trump:Politicians Who Push Gun Control Don't Understand (Shortened)

    10/04/2015 2:45:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies ^ | October 4, 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    During an October 4 appearance on This Week With George Stephanopoulos, Donald Trump responded to President Obama’s calls for more gun control by stressing that politicians who push gun control to solve problems do not not fully understand the problems they are trying to solve.
  • Bernanke: Wall St execs should have gone to jail for crisis

    10/04/2015 2:44:39 PM PDT · by VinL · 26 replies ^ | 10/4/15 | staff
    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says some Wall Street executives should have gone to jail for their roles in the financial crisis that gripped the country in 2008 and triggered the Great Recession. Billions of dollars in fines have been levied against major banks and brokerage firms in the wake of the economic meltdown that was in large part triggered by reckless lending and shady securities dealings that blew up a housing bubble. But in an interview with USA Today published Sunday, Bernanke said he thinks that in addition to the corporations, individuals should have been held more accountable....
  • Top Tea Partier laments Trump, GOP 'circular firing squad'(Team Randmesty hits Trump, Cruz)

    10/04/2015 2:44:21 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/4/15 | David M. Drucker
    During a brief, little-noticed speech in May, Rep. Mick Mulvaney implored Republican presidential contenders and their supporters to stop tailoring their rhetoric to satisfy true believers and instead prioritize expanding the conservative tent. (SNIP) This concern was clearly influential in his decision to endorse Paul. Comparing the Kentucky senator with rival Republican contender Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, Mulvaney had this to say in an interview with the Associated Press: "Ted is not bringing anybody new into the party. Rand is."
  • American Viewpoint Survey on Guns (Mayors Against Illegal Guns)

    10/04/2015 2:12:27 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 3 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 01/18/2011 | Amanda Terkel
    American Viewpoint Survey on Guns Thought it might be of interest to see the poll the libs keep citing.
  • Biden: No question transgender people can serve in military

    10/04/2015 1:59:31 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 04, 2015 | Associated Press
    Vice President Joe Biden is throwing his unequivocal support behind letting transgender people serve openly in the U.S. military, as the Obama administration considers whether and when to lift the longstanding ban. Biden's declaration at the Human Rights Campaign's annual dinner Saturday goes further than anything the Obama administration has said before, evoking memories of when Biden outpaced President Barack Obama in endorsing gay marriage. Although the White House says Obama supports a Pentagon review aimed at ending the transgender ban, neither Obama nor the military has said definitively that the policy will be changed. "No longer is there any...
  • Donald Trump Blasts Obama’s Military Weakness; ‘Bring Back Patton’

    10/04/2015 1:41:56 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 98 replies ^ | Michael Patrick Leahy
    “Bring back Patton!” Trump boomed to a cheering audience, referencing the aggressive American general from World War II, George Patton, who won the Battle of the Bulge. *snip* Trump continued on the theme of great American military leaders of the past. “I liked McArthur. You know, in the history of West Point, he had the highest marks. . . He would get off his plane with the corn cob pipe and the high hat and he’d say ‘Here I am, you mess with me, go ahead, mess with me,’” he pointed out. But today, Trump added, “it’s different.” “So they’re...
  • Obama's change crusade hits reality on guns

    10/04/2015 1:39:31 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 16 replies
    Still, some gun-control advocates say Obama could do more than talk. "We believe that on a few very specific fronts they can do more to crack down on bad-apple gun dealers, the very small percentage of gun dealers who sell almost every crime gun in the U.S.," said Dan Gross, president of the Brady campaign. "The ATF has the power to crack down on them and pull their licenses if they are responsible for business practices that wind up causing gun crime and gun violence." The White House could also lead a national conversation on the public health and safety...
  • Join Ted Cruz In Kalamazoo, MI (Tomorrow - October 5)!

    10/04/2015 1:24:55 PM PDT · by Isara · 7 replies
    Michigan for Ted Cruz
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  • Boehner might postpone elections for majority leader, whip

    10/04/2015 1:19:57 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/04/2015 | Jake Sherman
    Speaker John Boehner is considering delaying the internal election for House majority leader and majority whip, leaving only the party vote for speaker to be decided on Thursday, according to multiple Republican sources with direct knowledge of the deliberations. Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) is circulating a letter requesting a delay in the elections for the No. 2 and No. 3 slots in leadership. There is also widespread interest in considering a change in internal party rules that would force candidates to resign chairmanships and leadership slots to run for new office.  There is serious unrest in the House Republican...
  • For Muslim-Americans, Baby Aidan or Baby Muhammad?

    10/04/2015 12:57:46 PM PDT · by TroutStalker · 38 replies
    NY Times ^ | OCT. 3, 2015 | WAJAHAT ALI
    “ALHAMDULILAH, by the greatest blessings of God, we are overjoyed to announce the birth of our beloved new baby son, Aidan.” I sincerely celebrated the good news, deferred to social media etiquette and clicked “like” on my friend’s post. Another new Muslim baby Aidan had entered the world. He joins lots of little Aidans, Rayans and Adams, Sarahs, Laylas and Sophias smiling and drooling their way through my Facebook feed. Not popping up as much? Bouncing baby Muhammads. The logic goes that “Rayan” can blend in as a moderate “Ryan,” “Aidan” is cool, mysterious and thus inherently likable; and “Adam,”...
  • Join Ted Cruz In Iowa! (Oct 12 - 14: 11 towns in 3 days)

    10/04/2015 12:54:00 PM PDT · by Isara · 3 replies
    Join Ted Cruz In Iowa!(Fort Dodge, Rockwell City, Sac City, Sioux City, Keokuk, Burlington, Mt. Pleasant, Kalona, Sigourney, Oskaloosa, Adel) Monday, October 12, 2015 Fort Dodge, Iowa- Town Hall with Ted Cruz 9:30am Iowa Central Community College East Campus 2031 Quail Ave. The Triton Room Fort Dodge, IA 50501RSVP Rockwell City, Iowa- Ted Cruz Retail Stop 12:00pm Pizza Ranch 102 Warner St. Rockwell City, IARSVP Sac City, Iowa- Retail Stop with Ted Cruz 2:00pm Cede’s Bark Bistro 519 Main St. Sac City, IA 50583RSVP Sioux City, Iowa- Rally with Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Chuck Grassley and Congressman Steve King 7:00pm...
  • Shooter's father blames guns – not son – for massacre

    10/04/2015 11:37:10 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 82 replies ^ | 10/04/2015 | World Net Daily
    'Every time something like this happens, they talk about it and nothing is done' Read more at In a staggering twist of logic, the father of Umpqua Community College killer Christopher Harper-Mercer is blaming guns, rather than his son, for the bloody killing spree that ended with nine innocent people dead.In an interview with CNN, Ian Mercer claims he doesn’t blame guns, then spends much of the interview refuting that assertion. Mercer does not indicate that he believes his son was solely responsible for the massacre.Link to video on
  • Middle East would be more stable if Saddam, Gaddafi still in power: Trump

    10/04/2015 11:31:04 AM PDT · by Mariner · 156 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 4th, 2015 | by Emily Stephenson
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said on Sunday the Middle East would be more stable if Muammar Gaddafi and Saddam Hussein were still in power in Libya and Iraq, saying it's "not even a contest". Trump mentioned the countries in comparison to current efforts to drive Syrian President Bashar al-Assad out of power. "You can make the case, if you look at Libya, look at what we did there, it's a mess," Trump said on NBC. "If you look at Saddam Hussein with Iraq, look what we did there, it's a mess. It's going to be...
  • Death Toll Rises in Doctors Without Borders Hospital Airstrike (Obama's fault)

    10/04/2015 10:46:25 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 53 replies (Chicago) ^ | 10/04/2015 | EMILY SHAPIRO
    The death toll has climbed to 22 following an airstrike in Kunduz, Afghanistan, that struck a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders Saturday. Ten of those killed were patients, including three children, according to Doctors Without Borders/Mdecins Sans Frontires (MSF). The other 12 were staff members, said MSF. In a statement, the coalition in Afghanistan acknowledged that U.S. forces conducted an airstrike in Kunduz early Saturday at 2:15 a.m. local time "against insurgents who were directly firing upon U.S. service members advising and assisting Afghan Security Forces in the city of Kunduz. The strike was conducted in the vicinity of...

    10/04/2015 10:45:26 AM PDT · by 100American · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | DANIEL ESTRIN
    Israel captured the Old City and east Jerusalem in the 1967 Mideast war, and later annexed the areas. Palestinians claim east Jerusalem as the capital of their hoped-for state. Some 300,000 Palestinians live in Jerusalem, making up about a third of the city's population. They live in the predominantly Arab eastern district and have residency status in the city, but do not hold Israeli citizenship.
  • Attorney: Amish girl who fled country to avoid chemo is cancer-free

    10/04/2015 10:43:28 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 71 replies ^ | 10/02/2015 | Nick Glunt
    A Columbus attorney has announced that a 12-year-old Amish girl is cancer-free, despite courtroom testimony last year from doctors that she would be dead in six months without chemotherapy treatments.Maurice Thompson, the executive director for the libertarian nonprofit 1851 Center for Constitutional Law, said the girl, Sarah Hershberger, shows no signs of cancer and appears to be healthy.Sarah Hershberger, second from right, is pictured at her family’s roadside stand in Homer Township on Sept. 24. Also pictured are her father and three of her siblings. (PHOTO PROVIDED BY 1851 CENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL LAW) “She had MRIs and blood work, and...
  • How 7 years of Obama brought the world from Kumbaya to chaos

    10/04/2015 10:39:25 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 43 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 3, 2015 | NY Post Editorial Board
    <p>Three years ago, Obama ridiculed Mitt Romney’s statement that Russia remained America’s main foe, taunting: “The 1980s are calling to ask for their foreign policy back.”</p> <p>Four years earlier, Obama stood at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate to declare all people would join him around a global campfire and end the world’s evils and miseries.</p>
  • Woo hoo!! Our 4th Quarter FReepathon is now underway!! [Thread IV]

    10/04/2015 10:36:00 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 245 replies
    Woo hoo!! Our 4th Quarter FReepathon is now underway!! 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. We are self-funded, fiercely independent and enjoy our freedom to speak plainly in the support of...
  • Dueling Petitions to Support, Close Gun Shop

    10/04/2015 10:20:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 1 October, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In Virginia, one of the Bloomberg disarmist groups is attempting to shut down one of the few gun shops near the nations capitol. One of the more destructive and sadly, successful, disarmist memes has been the alienation of the gun culture from education and the schools. In my recollection, it started with the destruction of rifle, shotgun, and pistol teams in the Universities, with many ranges being closed and never reopened as ROTC was chased off of Campus during the Vietnam war and after. It spread to high schools and grammar schools, and reached a legislative high with the Federal...
  • The (too many) hats of Huma Abedin: A tale of Clintonworld

    10/04/2015 10:08:49 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 10-3-15 | Post Editorial Board
    That Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin had her fingers in multiple financial pots — even while still high up in the State Department — is no secret. But the full extent of Abedin’s blurring of roles is coming to light. This summer, The Washington Post revealed that, at one point, Abedin — unusually granted “special government employee” status — was getting paid four different ways: from the taxpayers for her State work, from the Clinton Foundation, as political adviser to Hillary and by the Clinton-allied firm Teneo Holdings. The Washington Times reported last week how Huma’s hats came together in...
  • Biden to announce 2016 decision within days: report

    10/04/2015 10:01:36 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 37 replies ^ | 10/3/15 | Bradford Richardson
    Vice President Joe Biden is expected to announce whether he will run for president in the next seven to 10 days, according to CBS News. Two of the three sources CBS News cited said the vice president is leaning toward running. ADVERTISEMENT Several Democratic donors who have met with Biden also told CBS News they came away with the impression that he would run. The sources say Biden will sit out the first Democratic primary debate Oct. 13 even if he announces his candidacy before then. A spokesperson for the vice president did not comment to CBS News on the...
  • How the election revolution has arrived

    10/04/2015 9:52:43 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10-4-15 | Robert Merry
    Without votes or caucuses, candidates are winnowed out A political revolution is taking place in America. The process of selecting party presidential candidates has been transformed in the last two or three election cycles. Now we have the early debates designed to drive poll numbers and tell us who’s “ahead” and who’s “behind,” who’s “gaining” and who’s “dropping.” Yet not a single vote has been taken, not a single voter has pulled a lever in a voting booth or gone to a single caucus. And yet candidates are being winnowed out. Take, for example, Scott Walker of Wisconsin. Is he...