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  • Home> U.S. Michael Brown's Parents Announce Civil Lawsuit in Death

    03/05/2015 8:47:41 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 4 replies
    ABC News ^ | 03/05/2015
    Lawyers for the parents of an unarmed, black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson have announced plans to file a civil lawsuit in their son's death. Attorney Daryl Parks said the City of Ferguson and former Officer Darren Wilson will be named in the suit.
  • Israel’s ambassador to Germany urges Jews to make aliya [Jeremiah 30]

    03/05/2015 8:46:31 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2/22/2015 | BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
    Berlin - Israel's Ambassador to Germany, Yakov Hadas-Handelsman, said he “does not envy any Jew living in Europe today” and invited those who feel unsafe in the wake of recent anti-Semitic attacks to “come to [Israel] at any time.” In an interview published Sunday in the Berlin daily Tagesspiegel, Hadas-Handelsman echoed last week’s invitation by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Jews in Europe “consider Israel your home.” Germany saw a wave of violent anti-Semitic attacks in 2014, including the torching of the Wuppertal synagogue. A court there, however, agreed with the explanation provided by three German Palestinians that the...
  • Obama Administration: We Will Defend Muslim Jihadists If They Are Attacked

    03/05/2015 8:44:41 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 4 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 3/5/2015 | Theodore Shoebat
    John Allen, a retired US general who works as Obama's envoy to the international coalition that is combating ISIS, has made it very clear that the Obama administration will defend Syrian rebels, who are all Muslim jihadists, once they are in combat. He also made it clear that the US plans on training 15,000 of these jihadists over the next 3 years. As we read from the report: The United States will be ready to "protect" moderate Syrian rebels, possibly with air power once they enter into combat, a top US official said March 2. Retired US general John Allen,...
  • Hillary Clinton Says She Wants People to Read Her Email...When The State Department Releases Them

    03/05/2015 8:41:23 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 3/5/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    After days of controversy surrounding the use of personal email for all of her official State Department Business, former Secretary Hillary Clinton is breaking her silence. Late Wednesday night Clinton sent out a tweet saying she has asked the State Department to release her emails. As soon as possible? How about Clinton, who has access to all of her emails thanks to running private server from her house, releases them herself? And if she really wants the public to read her emails, she should do it now. State Department Spokeswoman Marie Harf, who has defended Clinton's use of private email...
  • Obama Amnesty Plan: Legalize Foreigners, 'Take Over the Host,' 'Push Citizens into the Shadows'

    03/05/2015 8:40:05 AM PST · by CincyRichieRich · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3-5-15 | Selwyn Duke
    It was supposed to be a phone call for Obama administration ears only. But hear it the radio host did, she says. And what she heard should make your blood run cold — and perhaps your rage hot. Obama’s amnesty plan is to use illegal aliens as “seedlings,” said the federal officials. They will “navigate, not assimilate,” as they “take over the host,” create a “country within a country” and start “pushing the citizens into the shadows.” Welcome to the “fundamental transformation” of America. Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/03/obama_amnesty_plan_legalize_foreigners_take_over_the_host_push_citizens_into_the_shadows.html#.VPh844tFCIw.email#ixzz3TWvJdz6S Follow us: @AmericanThinker on Twitter | AmericanThinker on Facebook And, yeah, this IS...
  • Kathleen Matthews likely to run for Van Hollen's seat ( Maryland )

    03/05/2015 8:35:45 AM PST · by george76 · 3 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 3/5/15 | MIKE ALLEN
    Kathleen Matthews, Marriott International’s executive vice president and chief global communications and public affairs officer, and wife of MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, is planning to run for the seat of Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.). Van Hollen announced Wednesday that he’ll seek the seat being vacated by Sen. Barbara Mikulski. ... Matthews, who has long talked about running for office, advocated Marriott’s move toward more progressive policies, including sustainability and LGBT friendliness. ... She’s on the boards of Catholic Charities Foundation, Ford’s Theatre and
  • Letter to Congress about Christian minority in Iraq [Vanity]

    03/05/2015 8:35:40 AM PST · by ksm1
    Self
    I saw this article in Newsweek about a Christian self-defense militia being formed in Iraq to protect themselves against ISIS: http://www.newsweek.com/4000-strong-christian-militia-formed-fight-isis-northern-iraq-304371 This should be something that we support. Please take some time to write to your Congressman and senators about this. It only takes you 5 minutes. I have a sample letter below.
  • Awkward Petraeus precedent as Hillary may face criminal liability over her secret email system

    03/05/2015 8:34:29 AM PST · by Bubba_Leroy · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 5, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    It must have seemed like a good idea at the time to prosecute General David Petraeus over mishandling of classified material. But that was before it came to light that Hillary Clinton did not bother with an official and secure State Department email account, instead preferring to use a private server under her own control that lacked the kind of security measures in place at the state.gov domain. Now, explicit comparisons of the two former officials are being drawn.
  • SCOOP: Hillary’s State Dept. Forced The Resignation Of An Ambassador For Using Private E-Mail

    03/05/2015 8:34:27 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    TheFederalist.com ^ | 03/05/2015 | Sean Davis
    Although Hillary Clinton and her allies may be claiming that her private e-mail system is no big deal, Hillary’s State Department actually forced the 2012 resignation of the U.S. ambassador to Kenya in part for setting up an unsanctioned private e-mail system. According to a 2012 report from the State Department’s inspector general, former U.S. ambassador to Kenya Scott Gration set up a private e-mail system for his office in 2011.The inspector general’s report offered a scathing assessment of Gration’s information security practices — practices that are eerily similar to those undertaken by Clinton while she served as Secretary...
  • Should You File Your Taxes Yourself or Call in a Tax Expert?

    03/05/2015 8:22:09 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 13 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | 02/13/2015 | Molly McCluskey
    Ask any accountant, and they'll tell you that you should always hire a professional to prepare your taxes. But the continued popularity of online software prep programs would imply otherwise. For many Americans with simple tax returns, an online tax preparer like H&R Block or Jackson Hewitt may be the smart way to go. Self-filers who use such sites praise their ease, expediency and cost as benefits. But filers with more complicated returns – moved and need to file in multiple states, started their own businesses or had a dramatic change in income or investments – may need some extra...
  • Harry Reid Secured Subsidies for Aides’ Donors

    03/05/2015 8:21:09 AM PST · by Ray76 · 3 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Mar 5, 2015 | Lachlan Markay
    Corporate donors to a green energy nonprofit operated by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s (D., Nev.) former staffers and a current campaign operative have received billions of dollars in federal loan guarantees and grant money as a result of Reid’s advocacy. Fulcrum Bioenergy began contributing to the Clean Energy Project (CEP) in 2013. One year later, the Nevada Democrat steered tens of millions of dollars in federal grant money to the California biofuel company. Fulcrum is one of at least nine corporate donors to the Clean Energy Project (CEP) that have secured federal financing for themselves or a client due...
  • GOP introduces bill to block Internet rules

    03/05/2015 8:06:42 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/04/2015 | Mario Trujillo
    Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and 19 other Republicans are backing legislation to block the Federal Communications Commission’s new rules on net neutrality. Blackburn's two-page bill, introduced Tuesday, would make sure that the FCC's regulations approved last week would have "no force of effect." It would also restrict the commission from approving any new regulations that are substantially similar, unless Congress first authorized it. The bill's 19 co-sponsors include most of the Republicans on the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, which has jurisdiction over the agency. That includes Rep. Bob Latta (R-Ohio), vice chairman of the subcommittee. "My...
  • An Update From The Frontline on Guns & Hunting In Europe

    03/05/2015 8:06:31 AM PST · by rktman · 4 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 3/5/2015 | Unknown
    I was in Brussels last week at a meeting of European fieldsports body, The European Federation of Associations for Hunting & Conservation (FACE), of which the Countryside Alliance is an active member. I am honoured to be FACE’s UK Chairman and to represent British sporting interests at the highest level and I can feed back some interesting points from the meeting.
  • Contraception gave us divorce and gay ‘marriage’ and will destroy us: here’s how

    03/05/2015 8:05:00 AM PST · by wagglebee · 12 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/4/15 | David F. Prentis
    March 4, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- Although there has always been contraception, its acceptance and practice by society as a whole is a relatively new phenomenon. In the first part of the 20th century barrier methods became through mass production increasingly used. However, with the advent of the hormonal contraceptive pill in the 1960s the contraceptive era, ushering in the sexual revolution, really took off.The term “revolution” is by no means exaggerated, for the result was a fundamental change in the understanding of human sexuality in society. With the pill, people thought, nothing can happen, i.e. no child could be conceived....
  • Rise of Robot Factories Leading 'Fourth Industrial Revolution'

    03/05/2015 8:04:32 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 03/05/2015 | Rose Jacobs
    Busy day? A million things to do? Well, here’s depressing news: you’ll probably mess up about 1,000 of them. That’s what the research shows, at least: for every million tasks a human performs, even the best of us inserts mistakes between 500 and 1,000 times. It might seem a lot, but think of the number of emails you send containing a typo, the number of dishes that make it to the drying rack with a fleck of food still on them, the gaffes when talking with colleagues, the mismatched socks you only spot at lunchtime.
  • Supreme Court Schedules Argument in Same-Sex Marriage Case For April 28

    03/05/2015 7:58:12 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 14 replies
    NBCNews.com ^ | 03/05/2015 | Pete Williams and Erin McClam
    The Supreme Court has set April 28 as the date for historic arguments on gay marriage. The justices agreed in January to definitively answer whether the Constitution allows states to ban same-sex marriage. A ruling is expected by the end of the term in late June. The court granted cases from Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee. It will decide whether states can refuse to issue marriage licenses to gay couples and whether they can refuse to recognize same-sex marriages legally performed elsewhere.
  • "Anti-terror" invention designed to spray Muslims with PIG BLOOD is "deeply offensive" ...

    03/05/2015 7:53:01 AM PST · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    (UK) Mirror ^ | March 4, 2015 | Jasper Hamill
    Complete Headline: "Anti-terror" invention designed to spray Muslims with PIG BLOOD is "deeply offensive", says faith group An American inventor has unveiled an offensive "anti-terror" system designed to spray Muslims with pig blood. [Snip] His invention involves placing containers of clearly labelled pig blood in sensitive areas, in the hope suicide attackers would avoid detonating a bomb nearby for fear of getting covered in it. These vials of blood could be attached to trip wires and spray Muslims with the forbidden substance if they enter a certain area. "It will keep suicide bombers from blowing themselves up near the container...
  • And That’s the Way It Was: In 1972, Cronkite Warned of ‘New Ice Age’

    03/05/2015 7:47:14 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 17 replies
    News Busters ^ | 2/5/2015 | Julia A. Seymour
    The “brutal” winter is on the attack again, bringing sleet and heavy snow to the mid-Atlantic region. Previous storms targeted the deep south including Dallas, Texas, and several hammered New England. By March 4, Boston was just 2 inches away from hitting an all-time record for snow, Boston.com reported. It’s a reality more in keeping with media warnings from the 1970s than today’s arguments about global warming. NBC Nightly News reported Feb. 23, that Dallas was paralyzed “after an entire season’s worth of sleet and freezing rain, up to two inches, fell in a single day” causing massive traffic problems....
  • NEW EMAILS Could Send Democrat Elijah Cummings to Prison for Targeting Voter Rights Group

    03/05/2015 7:43:23 AM PST · by george76 · 62 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | March 5, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Last April House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) released a report implicating Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) in colluding with the IRS and Lois Lerner against the nonpartisan voters rights group “True the Vote.” Catherine Engelbrecht, the founder of “True the Vote,” testified before Congress in February. She was targeted by FBI, IRS, ATF, and OSHA after she filed for tax exempt status for her voters rights group. Engelbrecht said this during her testimony before Congress and Cummings, “Frankly, to sit before my accuser and be silent in the face of what he did was unconscionable.” ... This week the...
  • Cruz unveils ObamaCare alternative

    03/05/2015 7:42:16 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/03/15 05:19 PM EST | Peter Sullivan
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Tuesday offered the latest in a series of Republican ObamaCare alternatives ahead of a Supreme Court ruling that could gut the law. Cruz's bill, called the Health Care Choices Act, would allow people to buy health insurance across state lines, long a Republican health policy goal. It would also repeal Title I of ObamaCare, which would undo much of the law, including the mandate to buy insurance, the insurance marketplaces and subsidies to help people afford coverage.Republicans are looking to show that they have a plan ready if the court strikes down subsidies for around 7.5...
  • Did Netanyahu shift his position a bit? or did the New York Times read too much into this?

    03/05/2015 7:36:27 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    GretWire.FoxNewsInsider.com ^ | 03/05/2015 | Greta Van Susteren
    “….While [Prime Minister Netanyahu] condemned President Obama’s proposed nuclear deal with Iran as dangerously lenient, one word was missing from his expansive speech: Zero. It is a word he likes, one he has used before to describe his bottom line when it comes to an acceptable Iranian nuclear program — zero capability whatsoever.
  • Initial jobless claims unexpectedly jump to nine-month high

    03/05/2015 7:31:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 03/05/2015 | By JIM PUZZANGHERA
    Initial jobless claims unexpectedly jumped to a nine-month high last week, an indication that severe winter weather could be putting a temporary freeze on the labor market's recovery. About 320,000 people filed for first-time unemployment benefits last week, up 7,000 from the previous week, the Labor Department said Thursday. Economists had been expecting claims to fall to 300,000. Claims below that level indicate a strong labor market. Private sector added 212,000 jobs last month, down from January, ADP says Private sector added 212,000 jobs last month, down from January, ADP says In another read on the jobs market, planned layoffs...
  • Ted Cruz’s new book set for June 30 release date

    03/05/2015 7:25:10 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 9 replies
    Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican and a possible 2016 GOP presidential candidate, is out with a new book this summer titled “A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Miracle of America.”HarperCollins Publishers told The Associated Press a June 30 release date is set for the book; other potential GOP contenders in 2016 who have published books recently include Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.“Men and women are frustrated with career politicians in both parties who are not listening to them,” Mr. Cruz told the AP, saying the themes of a possible White House candidacy are “certainly...
  • Iran Renews Vow to ‘Annihilate’ Israel, NBC Buries Lede

    03/05/2015 7:24:52 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 3 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/05/2015 | Joel B. Pollak
    Iran’s Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif, sat down with NBC News this week for an exclusive interview. NBC’s headline and story are: “Iran Foreign Minister: We Believe We Are ‘Very Close’ to Nuke Deal.” But the Times of Israel noted a buried lede–“Zarif: The Netanyahu regime ‘should be annihilated’.” While the American editors focused on boosting prospects for President Barack Obama’s signature diplomatic initiative, their Israeli counterparts focused on the threat that remains.
  • CPAC Journal, Part IV

    03/05/2015 7:19:44 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/5/2015 | Jay Nordlinger
    Wayne LaPierre has an extremely important job, as head of the NRA. He is de facto the No. 1 spokesman for gun rights in the country. And gun rights are widely misunderstood. They have to be defended, or explained. The Second Amendment has to be explained. There are lots of people irreconcilably hostile to gun rights, that’s true. But plenty of people, believe me, are confused, or simply ignorant. They are reachable. Pro-gunners should not write them off. Here at CPAC, when LaPierre speaks of gun rights, he is on very solid ground. He knows the subject, definitely. (He’d better!)...
  • Bush v. Webb

    03/05/2015 7:12:24 AM PST · by yetidog · 20 replies
    March 5, 2014 | Vanity
    I have seen several stories speculating on Hillary’s replacement if the email story is fatal to her presumed nomination. Elizabeth Warren, Martin O’Malley and even the horrible Algore have all been mentioned. Little has been said about the already announced Jim Webb, war hero, man-for-all seasons and perhaps one of the last “conventional” Democrats. But if the GOP nominates Jeb Bush and Webb somehow secures the Democratic nomination, who would you go with? I would probably go with a protest third party candidate (if viable).
  • Analysis: Is Scott Walker Wimpy on the Abortion Issue?

    03/05/2015 7:05:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/05/2015 | Napp Nazworth
    Pro-lifers are concerned about the commitment of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, to ending abortion. In a "Fox News Sunday" interview, Walker said he was pro-life but sounded dipassionate about ending abortion if he were elected president. During his reelection campaign, host Chris Wallace noted, Walker ran an ad calling abortion an "agonizing choice" and said he supported legislation that "leaves the final decision to a woman and her doctor." "Do you believe," Wallace asked, "that a woman has a right to end a pregnancy at any point during those nine months?" Walker answered that he's...
  • Bill De Blasio Time: Murders Up 20% in New York City

    03/05/2015 6:57:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 03/05/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Kill Stop and Frisk, attack police for doing their jobs and promote the grievances of criminals
 and strangely enough more shootings happen. The murder rate in New York City has spiked an alarming 20% in the first two months of the year, prompting NYPD brass to rethink strategy to curb the deadly trend.Since Jan. 1, 54 murders have been recorded in the city, up nine from the same period a year ago, according to the grim stats released Monday.Shootings have also climbed 20% — with 149 so far in 2015 compared with 126 in the first two months of 2014....
  • Smelling blood in the water, Joe Biden’s 2016 juggernaut seizes on Clinton’s woes

    03/05/2015 6:53:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/05/2015 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Hillary Clinton probably will remain the inevitable Democratic presidential nominee in 2016, even if only because the Democratic Party is woefully short on viable alternative presidential candidates. A variety of Democratic opinion makers have begun to engage in the unthinkable process of envisioning what a post-Clinton 2016 field might look like if the former secretary of state’s campaign capsizes under the weight of her own carelessness and flagrant disregard for the law. The latest to join the chorus of speculators is National Journal’s Emma Roller who perhaps advertently highlighted the fact that the sitting Vice President of the United States...
  • I’m Gay and I (Sort Of) Agree With Ben Carson

    03/05/2015 6:51:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 03/05/2015 | Sally Kohn
    On Wednesday, perpetually controversial conservative Ben Carson told CNN’s Chris Cuomo that being gay is “absolutely” a choice. I agree, kind of. Last week I wrote an essay for the Washington Post in which I talked about wanting my daughter to be gay—implicitly and explicitly challenging the idea long advanced by gay rights advocates that being gay is not a choice. I’m not saying being gay necessarily is a conscious choice for many queer folks today, but I am saying it should be able to be a choice—and one that is “equally desirable to being straight.” In other words, for...
  • Obama presides over the stupefying of America

    03/05/2015 6:47:39 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 14 replies
    Renew America ^ | March 5, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    stu•pe•fy (v.) – to put into a state of little or no sensibility; benumb the faculties of; put into a stupor; also, to overwhelm with amazement; astound; astonish. In searching for one word to describe the state of affairs in America at the present time, I kept coming back to the word "stupefying." For my purposes here, this is an incredibly useful word for illustrating what Barack Obama, and the left-wing in general, have done to our country. One half of the country is stupefied in the sense of the first definition – they are in a state of little...
  • Hillary Decries Secret Bush email Accounts

    03/05/2015 6:44:18 AM PST · by Texas Eagle · 20 replies
    bing.com/videos ^ | June 6, 2007 | video
    Video: Hillary Complains About Secret Bush Email Accounts
  • (1998) 2Nd Set Of First Lady's Records Found In Vincent Foster's Attic

    03/05/2015 6:37:41 AM PST · by doug from upland · 26 replies
    seattle times ^ | 1998 | Pete Yost
    WASHINGTON - Whitewater prosecutors have obtained from the attic of the late Vincent Foster's house a second set of Hillary Rodham Clinton's law-firm billing records, lawyers said today. The new records have fewer handwritten notations and fewer pages, but generally contain the same information as the set belatedly found in the White House in 1996. Nonetheless, the documents have become a focal point of recent grand-jury questioning in Arkansas as prosecutors press to wrap up their investigation of the first lady's legal work for a failed savings and loan owned by her Whitewater business partner. "You're sitting in the grand...
  • Tammany Hall Redux: The Clinton Political Machine

    03/05/2015 6:27:58 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 4 Mar 2015 | Ed Driscoll
    “I would argue, the Clinton operation counts as a machine — not just as a metaphor or allegory, but as a bona fide, contemporary update of the old 19th-century operation,” Jay Cost writes at the Weekly Standard: A lot of people were wondering what public business she was conducting on a private account. What I wanted to know was: what private business did she not want to conduct on a public account? If given three guesses, I’d say: politics, politics, politics. There’s a historical parallel here with the Cameron Machine of Pennsylvania, which formed in the 1870s and lasted, in...
  • 5,000 Foreign Fighters Flock to Libya as ISIS Call for Jihadists

    03/05/2015 6:20:20 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Newsweek ^ | March 3, 2015 | Jack Moore
    Over 5,000 foreign fighters have flocked to Libya to join the ranks of radical Islamist groups such as the Islamic State (ISIS), according to the country’s foreign minister, Mohammed al-Dairi. Al-Dairi, in comments made to the Libyan news outlet The Libya Herald, said there were many “terrorist leaders” who had arrived in the country from foreign countries, joining terror groups such as ISIS and Ansar al-Sharia.
  • Ferguson's Conspiracy Against Black Citizens (Atlantic carrying Holder's water)

    03/05/2015 6:18:50 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 03/05/2015 | Conor Friedersdorf
    Despite the uncertainty surrounding the killing of Michael Brown, many black residents of Ferguson, Missouri, immediately thought that he was the victim of a wrongful death at the hands of police officer Darren Wilson, who shot him after a scuffle.
  • Fears and cheers follow Target's plan to lay off 'several thousand' at headquarters

    03/05/2015 6:17:40 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 36 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 3-5-15 | tom webb
    Some senior buyers are already gone. Vice presidents, too. But for 13,000 other Target Corp. employees in Minnesota, there's fear that the bull's-eye is on their backs. Target jolted the Twin Cities on Tuesday when it said "several thousand" corporate staffers will be laid off in a cost-cutting move. Executives didn't say who, when or where -- although the buzz is the ax will swing freely next week. Since the news broke, reaction to Target's $2 billion cost-savings plan has been split, especially by street. On Wall Street, analysts mostly liked the plan. Target stock touched an all-time high Wednesday...
  • Sheriffs Try to Overturn Legalization of Pot in Colorado

    03/05/2015 6:14:02 AM PST · by Ken H · 77 replies
    Time ^ | March 05, 2015 | Tessa Berenson
    The lawsuit brought against the state claims sheriffs are faced with a "crisis of conscience" A group of sheriffs will file a lawsuit Thursday against Colorado for its legal marijuana law. The lawsuit says legalizing pot on a state level while it’s still illegal on a federal one creates a “crisis of conscience,” USA Today reports. Colorado is “asking every peace officer to violate their oath,” Larimer County, Colo., Sheriff Justin Smith, the lead plaintiff in the suit, said. “What we’re being forced to do … makes me ineligible for office. Which constitution are we supposed to uphold?”
  • Conan O'Brien on his Cuban Jaunt: 'I felt really strongly about this'

    03/05/2015 6:11:48 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/4/15 | Andrea Morabito
    No late-night talk show host had filmed in Cuba since Jack Paar in 1959 — so when President Obama announced plans to thaw relations with the country last December, Conan O’Brien jumped on the opportunity. His resulting four-day, clandestine trip to Havana over President’s Day weekend is documented on Wednesday’s episode of “Conan” (11 p.m. on TBS) — which finds the 6-foot-4, red-haired host in a country where the locals don’t recognize him (and he has only an eighth-grade knowledge of Spanish with which to communicate).
  • VIDEO: Constitutional Refresher for Obama: You Don’t Have the Power to Make a Deal with Iran Alone

    03/05/2015 6:09:10 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    03/05/2015 | Greta Van Susteren
    Watch my “Off the Record” comment from last night’s ON THE RECORD and tell me what you think! Iran, Off the Record, ON THE RECORD, On the Record at 7, OTR, politics, President Obama See more  Videos
  • After Uproar, Ben Carson Backtracks, Apologizes for Homosexuality Comments [+video]

    03/05/2015 5:58:18 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 36 replies
    JoeMiller.us ^ | 03/05/2015 | Joe Miller
    By Fox News. Potential 2016 presidential candidate Ben Carson apologized Wednesday for saying homosexuality was a lifestyle choice.“I do not pretend to know how every individual came to their sexual orientation,” Carson said on his Facebook page late Wednesday afternoon. “I regret that my words to express that concept were hurtful and divisive. For that I apologize unreservedly to all that were offended.” Carson, a neurosurgeon, was attempting to clarify comments he made earlier in the day to Chris Cuomo on CNN’s “New Day” show. “A lot of people who go into prison go into prison straight — and...
  • Hillary Clinton: ‘I want the public to see my email’

    03/05/2015 5:51:08 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 62 replies
    PMS-NBC.com ^ | 03/05/2015 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    Hillary Clinton wants to pull back the curtain on her emails. She took to Twitter late Wednesday to personally weigh in for the first time on the email controversy that has enveloped her in the past few days. “I want the public to see my email. I asked State to release them. They said they will review them for release as soon as possible,” she wrote.
  • Liberal pundits criticize Clinton on private emails

    03/05/2015 5:49:13 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/05/2015 | David McCabe
    Liberal pundits are criticizing Hillary Clinton following revelations that she used a private email account while serving as secretary of State.The growing controversy “plays into the narrative of the Clintons” as thinking of themselves as above the rules, The Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Thursday."I still can’t square it for myself given what the law is, what the spirit of the law is," he added.He also said it remains unclear whether or not voters will actually care about the revelations that Clinton used a private email account to conduct official business.Mika Brzezinski, who co-hosts...
  • Senator Reid Scores Early Victory as Opposition Leader, warns against taking victory laps

    03/05/2015 5:46:19 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | March 5, 2015 | Siobhan Hughes and Michael R. Crittenden
    Politics and Policy Senator Reid Scores Early Victory as Opposition Leader But minority leader warns fellow Democrats against taking victory laps after homeland security win By Siobhan Hughes and Michael R. Crittenden WASHINGTON—Senate Democrats think they have had a good couple of weeks, including a win in a battle over immigration and homeland security funding, but their leader is warning members of his caucus against taking any victory laps. “We cannot be gloating,” Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) said he told his caucus at a closed-door meeting on Tuesday. “We have a lot of things we have to...
  • Oakland's $12.25 Minimum Wage Maximizes Children in Poverty

    03/05/2015 5:44:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/05/2015 | Chriss Street
    In the exposĂ©Â â€˜Poor Kids of Silicon Valley,’ a CNN reporter seems shocked to uncover a high level of child poverty in the affluent Bay Area. CNN concludes that after consulting with “economists and experts,” they learned that a minimum wage hike to $10.10 would significantly help end child poverty. But if CNN actually talked to the most impoverished families, they would have learned that raising minimum wage, the way Oakland just did, results in maximizing single young mothers and their children living in poverty. Most Americans’ perception of Silicon Valley jobs is “champagne wishes and caviar dreams.” The hottest tech...
  • News roundup: Jeb Bush asks donors not to give too much -- well, $1 million or less

    03/05/2015 5:44:07 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 6 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 03/05/2015 | Thomas Burr and Erica Palmer
    Jeb Bush asks donors not to give too much -- well, $1 million or less. Lawmakers, LDS officials and LGBT leaders unveil anti-discrimination bill. Mitt Romney disses Utah GOP over caucus plans.
  • Congress Won’t Act to Check an Imperious President

    03/05/2015 5:41:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/05/2015 | by HANS A. VON SPAKOVSKY
    Congress has proved unwilling to fight the president and stand firm for defunding his immigration amnesty plan. It appears that there is nothing this president can do, no matter how far outside his executive authority, that can goad our supine lawmakers into taking action to protect the rule of law, our constitutional system of government, or the nation’s economic well-being. Unlawful, unconstitutional, unilateral action has become the hallmark of this president and his administration. In one action after another, he has ignored the restraints and limits imposed on the president by the Constitution, bending, changing, and rewriting federal laws according...
  • Harry Reid Secured Subsidies for Aides’ Donors

    03/05/2015 5:40:28 AM PST · by lbryce · 1 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 5, 2015 | Lachan Markey
    Corporate donors to a green energy nonprofit operated by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s (D., Nev.) former staffers and a current campaign operative have received billions of dollars in federal loan guarantees and grant money as a result of Reid’s advocacy. Fulcrum Bioenergy began contributing to the Clean Energy Project (CEP) in 2013. One year later, the Nevada Democrat steered tens of millions of dollars in federal grant money to the California biofuel company.
  • The House Takes on IRS Lawlessness

    03/05/2015 5:37:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/05/2015 | George Will
    <p>Representative Peter Roskam is now chairman of the Ways and Means subcommittee whose jurisdiction includes oversight of the Internal Revenue Service, and hence of Lois Lerner’s legacy. He knows how interesting her career was before she, as head of the IRS exempt-organizations division, directed the suppression of conservative advocacy groups by delaying and denying them the tax-exempt status that was swiftly given to comparable liberal groups.</p>
  • Is this ISIS' sickest execution video yet? Now terrorists put cameras on the end of their guns [tr]

    03/05/2015 5:32:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 5, 2015 | John Hall
    Depraved militants fighting for the Islamic State in Iraq are attaching high-definition cameras to the barrels of their guns in order to film barbaric executions in gruesome detail. The shocking pictures were captured by the terror group's Tigris River branch, who are currently engaged in fierce battles with up to 30,000 Iraqi Army soldiers and Shia militia roughly 70 miles north of the ISIS-held city of Tikrit. Still images from the video shows a group of blindfolded prisoners being forced to their knees while heavily armed militants line up behind them. The photographs then cut to the gun barrel cameras,...