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  • Nasdaq Hits 5000 for First Time Since Dot-Com Era; Dow Jones Reaches New Record High

    03/02/2015 1:25:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 03/02/2015 | Dan Strumpf
    * U.S. Stocks Close Higher *Nasdaq Composite Closes Above 5000 For First Time Since March 2000 *DJIA, S&P 500 End at Fresh Records The Nasdaq Composite climbed above the 5000-point level for the first time in almost 15 years on Monday, another milestone in the revival of an index that once was synonymous with dot-com excess but now reflects a broad swath of global technology, consumer, health-care and financial firms. The Nasdaq Composite, which tracks the prices of the 2,571 companies on the Nasdaq Stock Market, briefly topped 5000 at 10:30 a.m. EST. It was the first time the index...
  • DEA warns of stoned rabbits if Utah passes medical marijuana

    03/02/2015 1:19:28 PM PST · by Ken H · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 02, 2015 | Christopher Ingraham
    Utah is considering a bill that would allow patients with certain debilitating conditions to be treated with edible forms of marijuana. If the bill passes, the state's wildlife may "cultivate a taste" for the plant, lose their fear of humans, and basically be high all the time. That's according to testimony presented to a Utah Senate panel (time stamp 58:00) last week by an agent of the Drug Enforcement Administration. "I deal in facts. I deal in science," said special agent Matt Fairbanks, who's been working in the state for a decade. He is member of the "marijuana eradication" team...
  • CBS: Just how hard is it to fire a federal gov’t employee? [Watching Porn? No Problem]

    03/02/2015 1:13:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/02/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Thanks to the litigious nature of American culture, employers in the private sector have a tough time firing people for poor performance. Misconduct, especially that caught in the act, generally is an exception to that trend. CBS News discovers that’s not the case in the federal civil-service system, where chronic bad behavior and even spending half the day watching Internet porn doesn’t qualify for immediate termination. Instead, it starts a process that can last as long as two years, and often just means that managers shrug off bad behavior and bad performance … even when the employee presents a...
  • Is the Iraqi operation to retake Tikrit really an Iranian operation?

    03/02/2015 1:11:58 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/02/2015 | Noah Rothman
    An assault is underway in Iraq aimed at liberating the city of Tikrit, Saddam HusseinÂ’s former hometown, from the control of Islamic State forces. If it is a successful operation, it would be a major victory in the war against ISIS in Iraq. But it is unclear if it would be an Iraqi triumph or another coup for Iran in its quest to carve out a buffer zone within the Iraqi state. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared the start of the Salahuddin operations on Sunday during a visit to the government-held city of Samarra, where some of the thousands...
  • Libs Already Regret Net Neutrality; Google to Filter Search Results by "Fact"

    03/02/2015 12:42:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 2, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: By the way, folks, just as I predicted, a bunch of liberals, a bunch of leftists have started learning what is in net neutrality, and they are unhappy. The Wall Street Journal has a headline: "Liberals Mugged by Obamanet -- Buyer's remorse is already setting in for Google and other 'net neutrality' proponents." You know what the one thing that none of these people ever figured on? None of them, none of these leftists ever dreamed Obama would do what they have now discovered is part of net neutrality. That is: The Regime is going to regulate content. They...
  • FNC'S Tantaros: It Is Time To Ask The Question-Is This White House Anti-Semitic

    03/02/2015 1:02:53 PM PST · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 2, 2015 | Jeffrey Poor
    On Monday’s “Outnumbered” on the Fox News Channel, co-host Andrea Tantaros raised the possibility of President Barack Obama and his administration are anti-Semitic due to their policy regarding Israel on the eve of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to a joint session of Congress.
  • US Admonishes Israel not to 'Betray' its Trust

    03/02/2015 1:00:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    inn ^ | 3/2/15 | Ari Yashar
    Top spokespeople for US President Barack Obama's administration on Monday night echoed warnings that a release of classified information on Iran talks would be a "betrayal," after an unnamed official was quoted saying Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will detail the deal being formed with Iran in his US Congress address Tuesday. Earlier on Monday an Israeli official said Israel is familiar with the emerging agreement with Iran and that Netanyahu will elaborate on it in his congressional address, sparking US Secretary of State John Kerry to warn against revealing details - despite his having claimed a week ago that Israel...
  • Are We Really Surprised Democrats Who Booed Jerusalem [and God] Will Boycott Netanyahu's Speech?

    03/02/2015 12:55:39 PM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 3/2/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    On Tuesday Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will fulfill his invitation from House Speaker John Boehner to warn the world about the grave threat Iran poses to the Jewish State and the United States. Because Boehner didn't consult the White House about the invitation, Democrats are throwing a fit about Netanyahu's planned address to a joint session of Congress. The Congressional Black Caucus has loudly proclaimed its members will not attend Netanyahu's speech, citing a perceived disrespect from the Prime Minister toward President Obama. Dozens of other Democrats also plan to skip out. Vice President Joe Biden will be jetting...
  • New Vocabulary Item: Harf

    03/02/2015 12:54:06 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 17 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | February 27,2015
    Normally, oligarchical collectivists eliminate words by declaring them politically incorrect, thereby restricting our thoughts by restricting our vocabulary. But the Obama Regime has given us a new word:
  • Report: Obama Has Cut Intelligence Cooperation with Israel

    03/02/2015 12:53:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    inn ^ | 3/2/15 | Ari Yashar
    In response to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's opposition to the nuclear deal he warns threatens Israel's very existence, US President Barack Obama's administration has reportedly cut American intelligence cooperation with Israel. A report on Monday night by the Hebrew-language Channel 10, notes that the cooperation between Israeli and American intelligence agencies until now has aided the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in formulating reports on Iran's nuclear program, reports that advanced the sanctions against the Islamic regime. At the moment, while Israel is cooperating with various countries in terms of intelligence on Iran's nuclear program, the cooperation with the United...
  • Former Democrat Congresswoman Voices Concerns with Clinton Foundation’s Foreign Donations

    03/02/2015 12:50:31 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    Independet Journal Review ^ | 03/02/2015 | Larry O'Connor
    Former congresswoman Jane Harman appeared on Fox News Sunday this week and expressed that she was troubled by the foreign donations received by the Clinton Foundation: “Yes, there was a process set up. All of the other contributions were reviewed, as I understand it. There was transparency. This was an unsolicited donation of $500,000 at a time when U.S. was deluged with help for Haiti.I guess it got lost in the system. I think it needs to be explained. I don’t understand why the money wasn’t returned, or after the fact, approval wasn’t sought.” She went on to say that, in the...
  • Schumer Will Attend Netanyahu Speech On Capitol Hill, Rangel Won’t

    03/02/2015 12:34:06 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 03/02/2015
    In this handout provided by the Israeli Government Press Office, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the American Israel Public Affairs Committee 2015 Policy Conference on March 2, 2015, in Washington. (credit: Amos Ben Gershom/GPO via Getty Images) Related Tags:Barack Obama, Benjamin Netanyahu, Bill de Blasio, Charles Schumer, Charlie Rangel, Israel, John Boehner, Rich Lamb, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate You've Earned Points for Reading!Claim points in our Reward Center, and earn more tomorrow. NEW YORK (CBNewYork/AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer says he’ll be among those attending Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress on Tuesday.There...
  • Brian Terry memorial unveiled at Arizona Border Patrol station

    03/02/2015 12:28:10 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 2 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 03/02/2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    The family of slain Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry unveiled a statue in his honor Saturday at the renamed Brian Terry Patrol Station in Bisbee, Arizona. “That iconic image of Brian carrying his BORTAC team member on his shoulders represents everything good about Brian, his strength, his determination, his attention to detail, his love for the Border Patrol and his love for his fellow agents,” Terry’s cousin, Robert Heyer, told Fox News.
  • Western values are ‘a ticket to hell,’ says ChiCom party editorial... (Truncated)

    03/02/2015 12:22:18 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    National Post ^ | 03/02/2015 | Christopher Bodeen
    (Full Title) Western values are ‘a ticket to hell,’ says communist party editorial in latest example of China’s state media anti-West rhetoric BEIJING — Western values are a “ticket to hell,” a newspaper published by China’s Communist Party said in a recent editorial that held up Ukraine and some Arab countries as examples of outside ideas causing turmoil. It was the latest colorful example of a rising level of invective targeting critics of the authoritarian government. In the two-plus years since President Xi Jinping took the helm of the ruling Communist Party, state media have become more strident in defending...
  • Obama "Very Interested" In Raising Taxes Through Executive Action

    03/02/2015 12:21:41 PM PST · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 2, 2015 | Conn Carroll
    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest confirmed Monday that President Obama is "very interested" in the idea of raising taxes through unitlateral executive action. "The president certainly has not indicated any reticence in using his executive authority to try and advance an agenda that benefits middle class Americans," Earnest said in response to a question about Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) calling on Obama to raise more than $100 billion in taxes through IRS executive action. "Now I don't want to leave you with the impression that there is some imminent announcement, there is not, at least that I know...
  • Writer of False Story About Scott Walker Slashing Funding for Rape Reporting is ‘Sorry, Not Sorry.’

    03/02/2015 12:11:28 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    IJR - IJ Review ^ | March 2, 2015 | Mike Miller
    The Daily Beast has retracted an article claiming that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker cut all provisions requiring the state’s universities to report sexual assaults. Before finally admitting she “screwed up,” the source of the post tried to defend herself on Twitter. As reported by Politico: The post, published Friday, cited a report from Jezebel that wrongly interpreted a section of the state budget to mean that all assault reporting requirements were to get cut altogether. In fact, the University of Wisconsin system requested the deletion of the requirements to get rid of redundancy, as it already provides similar information to...
  • $4 Million in Gold Stolen From Massachusetts-Bound Armored Car

    03/02/2015 12:07:41 PM PST · by RightGeek · 39 replies
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Armed robbers stole $4 million in gold on Sunday from a truck traveling north along Interstate 95 from Florida to Massachusetts, authorities said Monday. The two security guards working for Transvalue Inc. of Miami reported pulling off to the side of the interstate about 6 p.m. Sunday after their vehicle began having mechanical problems in Wilson County, the sheriff’s office said. [snip] They were then approached by three armed men driving a white van who ordered the guards to lie on the ground, tied their hands behind their backs and then marched them into nearby woods....
  • Police find Toronto tunnel builders, say they meant no harm

    03/02/2015 11:53:02 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 26 replies
    Theglobeandmail.com ^ | Mar. 02 2015 | Globe staff and The Canadian Press
    The builders of Toronto’s mysterious tunnel just wanted a place to “hang out,” police said Monday after announcing they had found the two men responsible and would not be charging them. The pair, whom police tracked down thanks to tips from the public, told investigators they built the tunnel for “personal reasons” and their explanation has been verified, Constable Victor Kwong said. Constable Kwong said police have determined there was never any criminal intent or danger to public safety. Toronto bylaw enforcement said they would look into whether any city rules had been breached and whether any tickets or fines...
  • Most young Republicans support legalizing pot (63%)

    03/02/2015 11:52:11 AM PST · by Ken H · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 03, 2015 | Tim Devaney
    A majority of young Republican voters support legalizing marijuana, even as older GOP members still believe it would be a danger to society, according to a new study. The Pew Research Center found in a recent study that nearly two-thirds of Republican millennials, 63 percent, believe pot should be legalized. Millennials include those born since 1981.
  • Jezebel Reporter Reluctantly Apologizes for Scott Walker Accusation

    03/02/2015 11:47:30 AM PST · by rickyrikardo · 9 replies
    FrongPage Magazine ^ | 3/2/2015 | Mark Tapson
    The left realizes that the fearless Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is becoming a serious threat as the right’s potential presidential candidate. So, true to their politics of personal destruction, the leftist media has united in a full-on pre-emptive assault to take Walker down. That included a blatant lie about the governor’s effort to conceal the reporting of campus rapes. Last Friday Jezebel, a politics-and-pop-culture website replete with vicious and foulmouthed radical feminists, posted an attack on Walker written by “senior reporter” Natasha Vargas-Cooper. Vargas-Cooper is no novice to pop culture journalism, though she apparently doesn’t feel bound by any Old...
  • Bill Clinton Trolled in Own Official Portrait

    03/02/2015 11:45:55 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 11 replies
    Ricochet.com ^ | 3/2/2015 | Troy Senik
    Over the weekend, the Philadelphia Inquirer published an interview with a renowned local artist named Nelson Shanks, whose portfolio includes the official painting of Bill Clinton hanging in the National Portrait Gallery. (Sidenote: during my time as a speechwriter for George W. Bush, I learned that 43 loved to open any set of remarks where he was having his portrait unveiled with “Welcome to my hanging.” For some reason, I always found that endearing). Anyway, Shanks, who we can only presume has figured out that publicly slighting a Democratic president is basically the royal road to a Fox News contributor...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EST,March 2-6,2015,WOR AM

    03/02/2015 11:39:28 AM PST · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | March 2-6, 2015 | Sean Hannity
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  • Judge rules EPA lied about transparency, tells agency to halt discrimination against conservatives

    03/02/2015 11:26:45 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 2, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    A federal judge warned the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday not to discriminate against conservative groups in how it responds to open-records requests, issuing a legal spanking. Judge Royce C. Lamberth concluded the agency may have lied to the court and showed “apathy and carelessness” in carrying out the law, though the judge was unable to determine if documents were intentionally destroyed. Judge Lamberth described the “absurdity” of the way the EPA handled a Freedom of Information Act request from the Landmark Legal Foundation and then the court case stemming from it — including late last week admitting it lied...
  • US military satellite explodes above Earth

    03/02/2015 11:24:01 AM PST · by muffaletaman · 93 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 02 Mar 2015 | Matthew Sparkes
    A US military satellite exploded after detecting an unexplained “sudden spike in temperature”, sending dozens of chunks of debris tumbling into different orbits around Earth. ===== Air Force Space Command confirmed to SpaceNews.com that the “catastrophic event” came after “a sudden spike in temperature” was detected, followed by “an unrecoverable loss of attitude control”. While operators were deciding how to “render the vehicle safe” they detected a debris cloud which indicated that the satellite had been destroyed.
  • Conservatism as Counterculture

    03/02/2015 11:23:18 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/2/2015 | Shelby Steele
    I was recently invited to make some remarks at a charity dinner for a cause that I strongly support. The organizers worried that, because their cause affected only Third World nations, they would have a hard time raising money from an American audience. Localism, it seemed, in everything from farm produce to charity giving, was the new vogue. People wanted to see their dollars at work locally rather than watch them disappear into the coffers of some international organization. Could I help them make the case for international giving? On the night of the dinner it occurred to me to...
  • The Liberal Circus

    03/02/2015 11:10:30 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 2 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1 Mar 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Lately liberalism has gone from psychodrama to farce. Take Barack Obama. He has gone from mild displeasure with Israel to downright antipathy. Suddenly we are in a surreal world where off-the-record slurs from the administration against Benjamin Netanyahu as a coward and chickensh-t have gone to full-fledged attacks from John Kerry and Susan Rice, to efforts of former Obama political operatives to defeat the Israeli prime minister at the polls, to concessions to Iran and to indifference about the attacks on Jews in Paris. Who would have believed that Iranian leaders who just ordered bombing runs on a mock U.S....
  • How Islamic is Islamic State group? Not very, experts say

    03/02/2015 11:07:33 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 37 replies
    AP ^ | 3/2 | LEE KEATH and HAMZA HENDAWI
    Three British schoolgirls believed to have gone to Syria to become "jihadi" brides. Three young men charged in New York with plotting to join the Islamic State group and carry out attacks on American soil. A masked, knife-wielding militant from London who is the face of terror in videos showing Western hostages beheaded. President Barack Obama has insisted the militants behind a brutal campaign of beheadings, kidnappings and enslavement are "not Islamic" and only use a veneer of Islam for their own ends. Obama's critics argue the extremists are intrinsically linked to Islam. Others insist their ideology has little connection...
  • Fact-checker calls out Obama for saying Keystone ‘bypasses’ US

    03/02/2015 10:54:14 AM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 2, 2015
    President Obama earned a double-barreled rebuke Monday from The Washington Post's fact-checker, for repeating a faulty claim that the Keystone XL pipeline "bypasses" the U.S. -- and for saying it would only carry "Canadian oil." The president made the claims in an interview last week with WDAY of Fargo, N.D. Obama continued to downplay the impact of the Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline, just days after vetoing a bipartisan-backed bill that would approve the construction project. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has teed up a vote to override that veto later this week. In the local interview, Obama said: "I've already...
  • Iraqi offensive to retake Tikrit underway

    03/02/2015 10:51:07 AM PST · by dangus · 40 replies
    Arabian news ^ | 2015-03-1 | Staff
    Some 30,000 Iraqi troops and militias have launched a full-scale offensive backed by airstrikes to retake the major city of Tikrit from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants, Al Arabiya’s correspondent in Iraq said. “Security forces are advancing on three main fronts towards Tikrit, Ad-Dawr (to the south) and Al-Alam (to the north),” an army lieutenant colonel on the ground told Agence France-Presse by telephone. Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi had announced on Sunday the “zero hour” of an operation to liberate ISIS-held territories in the province of Saladin, with its capital Tikrit, according to Al Arabiya News...
  • “That is Destructive!” Brilliant Cartoon BLASTS Obama Administration

    03/02/2015 10:48:57 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 03/02/2015 | Steve Kelley
    When Obama wrote in his book that he “will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction,” he wasn’t joking. Obama repeatedly proves himself to be anti-Israel. During Israel’s most recent war against Hamas terrorists, Obama called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “reckless and untrustworthy” and even considered placing sanctions against Israel. Moreover, Obama halted a missile shipment to Israel during the war.Obama has made numerous efforts to reach a nuclear deal with Iran that threatens Israel’s survival. Citing “well-placed” sources as well as two top aides for Netanyahu, a Kuwaiti newspaper claims that Obama was so...
  • Students Find Teacher Hanging in Placentia Classroom [CA]

    03/02/2015 10:47:00 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 55 replies
    ABC7.com ^ | 03/02/2015 | Sid Garcia and Hanna Chu
    Placentia police have responded to El Dorado High School after students found a teacher hanging in a classroom. The unidentified teacher was found dead around 8:30 a.m. Monday. Students were taken to the gymnasium, where the incident was addressed. They will be released from school early. The Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District says a crisis team is responding to the school to assist staff. Police say they are in the process of alerting the teacher's husband.
  • Netanyahu Tells Aipac He Intends No Disrespect to Obama

    03/02/2015 10:33:01 AM PST · by Star Traveler · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | Monday, March 2, 2015 | Peter Baker, Julie hires held Davis
    WASHINGTON — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday opened his high-profile visit to the American capital by playing down any personal dispute with President Obama, but he said that he had a “moral obligation” to warn against the dangers of an American-brokered nuclear deal with Iran. Previewing his hotly disputed address to Congress, which is scheduled for Tuesday, Mr. Netanyahu said at the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee that he was grateful to Mr. Obama and the United States for their support over the years and never meant to inject partisan politics into the relationship. He...
  • Retired Israeli veterans warn against speech [Netanyahu Congressional Speech]

    03/02/2015 10:17:57 AM PST · by Star Traveler · 108 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Sunday, March 1, 2015 | Ruth Eglash, William Booth
    “When the Israeli prime minister argues that his speech will stop Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, he is not only misleading Israel, he is strengthening Iran,” Amnon Reshef, former head of the army’s armored corps, said at a news conference Sunday. -- -- -- TEL AVIV — Hours after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu set off Sunday for Washington, a group of 180 retired Israeli generals and former top security officials warned that his upcoming address to a joint meeting of Congress on Iran’s nuclear program will cause more harm than good. It will not only damage Israel’s special relationship with...
  • Obama's blind hostility toward Israel

    03/02/2015 10:12:29 AM PST · by keat · 10 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 2, 2015 | 5:00 am | OpEd
    In June 2008, candidate Barack Obama spoke before thousands of delegates to the pro-Israel lobbying group, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, to assuage concerns that he harbored animosity toward the Jewish state. In a paragraph of his speech that began with the phrase "Let me be clear," Obama declared that under his vision for peace, "Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided." The next day, after the statement triggered fierce criticism from Palestinian leaders, Obama backtracked. The reversal was an early signal of what has become a pattern during his presidency — professing profound...
  • Oops: Google realizes the ObamaNet will be a disaster

    03/02/2015 10:10:21 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 32 replies
    CainTV.com ^ | 03/02/2015
    By the way, the FCC's Internet power grab is a bigger deal than executive amnesty.If it seems insane that Google at one point lobbied hard for so-called "net neutrality," you have to realize that the biggest and most influential players always figure they can benefit when a market becomes more political. That's because they figure they're in a better position to manipulate the market to their benefit.So imagine Eric Schmidt's horror when he realized that last week's power grab from the FCC was no ordinary bit of regulatory meddling in an otherwise free market. The heavy-handed move of three FCC...
  • Clerk refuses to issue marriage licenses to gays [Nebraska]

    03/02/2015 10:05:43 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 21 replies
    Lincoln Journal Star ^ | 03/02/2015 | Jonathan Edwards
    The Otoe County clerk said she won’t issue marriage licenses to gay couples, even though a federal judge ordered her to start doing so next week. U.S. District Court Judge Joseph Bataillon on Monday morning ordered county clerks and other state officials to treat same-sex couples the same as heterosexual couples when processing marriage licenses or determining the rights, protection or benefits of marriage. Bataillon's order takes effect March 9, but Otoe County Clerk Janene Bennett said she still won’t issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples because of her Catholic beliefs -- no matter what. “It’s God’s law. Marriage was...
  • Climatic Jihad?

    03/02/2015 9:58:25 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 4 replies
    WUWT ^ | February 28, 2015 | Anthony Watts
    ISIL and other Islamist jihad movements continue to round up and silence all who oppose them or refuse to convert to their extreme religious tenets. They are inspiring thousands to join them. Their intolerance, vicious tactics and growing power seem to have inspired others, as well. After years of claiming the science is settled and unprecedented man-made catastrophes are occurring right now, Climate Crisis, Inc. is increasingly desperate. Polls put climate change at the bottom of every list of public concerns. China and India refuse to cut energy production or emissions. Real-world weather and climate totally contradict their dire models...
  • Want to Tell the BibiCotters What You Think? Here’s How You Can.

    03/02/2015 9:54:02 AM PST · by JOHN ADAMS · 3 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | March 2, 2015 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    How do you feel about those who won't attend Netanyahu's speech to Congress on March 3? Read this and find out what they said and how you can tell them what you think. The following members of Congress have confirmed that they will not be attending Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s speech on Tuesday. There are four Senators and 31 House members. In addition to their names, however, we have provided their twitter handles, their Washington office address and their phone and fax numbers for their Washington offices. Just in case you want to tell them what you think. In...
  • CHP captain sues for retaliation over investigation into woman’s beating

    03/02/2015 9:53:47 AM PST · by Yogafist · 6 replies
    MyNewsLA.com ^ | FEBRUARY 26, 2015 | John Schreiber
    Hammond says he was ordered to attend a meeting shortly after the beating and told by CHP chiefs that there was “tremendous pressure” coming from Washington, D.C., and Gov. Jerry Brown’s office “to get this matter resolved favorably.” Hammond claims he was told, “We want you with us on this and we hope you know what you have to do.” The meaning of the statement was clear that the commissioner wanted to fire Andrew and desired that Hammond “skew the investigation in favor of the desired result regardless of the facts,” the lawsuit alleges.
  • Nurse Nina Pham Lawsuit Seeks Compensation for Exposure to Ebola, Lingering Effects of Trauma

    03/02/2015 9:47:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/02/2015 | Sami K. Martin
    Nina Pham, the first person to ever contract Ebola in the United States, is now suing the hospital chain that both exposed her to the virus and also helped save her life. Pham, 26, helped care for Thomas Eric Duncan, the first known person to travel from West Africa to the U.S. after he contracted Ebola. She became ill soon after working with him and struggled to recover from the virus. While Pham initially received treatment from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, she was later transported to the National Institutes of Health in Maryland. Fortunately, Pham was able to recover...
  • Live broadcasting ban for Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to US Congress

    03/02/2015 9:41:20 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 16 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | March 2, 2015 | No Attribution
    Israeli election watchdog orders TV and radio stations to impose five-minute delay on broadcast to allow editing out of "electioneering" sections...
  • Just when you think Obama-bashing can’t get worse, it does

    03/02/2015 9:35:32 AM PST · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | March 2, 2015 | Joe Henderson
    It wasn’t enough for the residents of Wingnut Nation to argue in defiance of facts that Barack Obama was not born in America. Some of them even cling to the belief he is an agent of radical Islam sent to destroy our country by, I don’t know, raising the minimum wage. Despite all the preaching, pleading and warnings of doom from Donald Trump, American voters elected this man to the highest office in the free world. Twice. So what’s next? Step right up, Rudy Giuliani, America’s mayor. He charges the president, leader of these United States, with the high crime...
  • Did Obama threaten to shoot down Israeli planes if they attacked Iran?

    03/02/2015 9:25:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/02/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Reports came out overnight about a story which, if true, will be another damaging blow to the US – Israeli relationship. According to “an unnamed Israeli minister” who is quoted in a Kuwait newspaper, a 2014 plan by Israel to bomb Iranian nuclear facilities was scotched, in part, because the United States may have threatened to shoot down their planes if they tried it. The Bethlehem-based news agency Ma’an has cited a Kuwaiti newspaper report Saturday, that US President Barack Obama thwarted an Israeli military attack against Iran’s nuclear facilities in 2014 by threatening to shoot down Israeli jets...
  • This is going great: First moderate Syrian group to get US arms dissolves after defeat

    03/02/2015 9:22:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/02/2015 | Noah Rothman
    Identify moderate Syrian rebel groups, get them out of the country, train them, equip them, and send them back into the fight. That is supposed to be the West’s plan for combating the Islamic State inside its Syrian stronghold. What this strategy sacrifices in efficacy and directness it makes up for in its ability to forestall the introduction of Western combat troops into that hornets’ nest. But this was always going to be a tactical approach to the war in Syria that had a small window of opportunity, and that window may be closing. The first band of anti-ISIS...
  • Scott Walker on immigration: "My view has changed. I’m flat out saying it."

    03/02/2015 9:20:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/02/2015 | AllahPundit
    A reversal so predictable that even a dummy like me saw it coming.But is it a reversal? Per Jamie Weinstein, maybe the headline should be “Scott Walker still stands by path to citizenship for illegals.” Here’s the key bit, which comes at exactly a minute in. WALLACE: The question [in 2013] was, ‘Can you envision a world where if these people paid a penalty that they would have a path to citizenship?’ and you said, ‘Sure, that makes sense.’WALKER: I believe there’s a way you can do that. First and foremost, you have to secure that border, or none...
  • Ron Paul: Shut down Dept. of Homeland Security

    03/02/2015 9:20:01 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 16 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/2 | CNBC
    Late Friday night, Congress passed legislation funding the Department of Homeland Security for one week. This vote followed weeks of debate over efforts to attach a prohibition on funding President Obama's executive order granting amnesty to certain illegal immigrants to the Homeland Security funding bill
  • Turmoil at Clinton Foundation: A $2 billion honey pot extracted from venal influence-seekers

    03/02/2015 9:17:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/02/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    The Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, a $2 billion honey pot of money extracted from a mix of the venal influence-seekers and the charitable, attracts a lot of flies. Unsurprisingly, it appears that battles already are breaking out over control of the lucre. Chelsea Clinton, whose name was added to the foundation, it appears has attempted to install her own people, only to be rebuffed by those closely connected to her parents’ political rise. Politico Magazine has a lengthy report on the recent termination of Eric Braverman as CEO.  Braverman, who was Chelsea Clinton’s boss during her brief...
  • Sen. Barbara Mikulski to retire, longest serving woman in Congress

    03/02/2015 9:17:20 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 23 replies
    MSN News ^ | 3/2/2015 | Laurie Kellman
    (Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md, center, speaks about the recent Metro subway fire earlier this month, as Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., left, Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md. center right, and Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C. wait to speak.) Sen. Barbara Mikulski, the longest serving woman in the history of Congress, is announcing her retirement, Democratic officials say. The 78-year-old Maryland Democrat, now in her fifth term, is set to make a statement at a news conference in Fells Point in Baltimore later Monday. Her retirement could set off a race among potential candidates to succeed her, including Rep. Chris Van Hollen and...
  • Google will offer wireless plans, executive confirms

    03/02/2015 9:15:48 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 3 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 03/02/2015 | Joseph Wilson
    BARCELONA, Spain -- Google will soon be offering cellular network plans in a bid to bridge the gap between the realms of Internet services and mobile device software it dominates. Vice President Sundar Pichai says Google, the leading Internet search engine and mobile software provider, is working with unnamed network operators on developing a cellular plan.
  • Do the rich pay their fair share? [SPOILER: Hell, Yes]

    03/02/2015 9:14:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 03/02/2015 | Stephen Moore
    Suppose there were a banquet for 100 people and at the end of the night it was time to split the bill of $50 per person. If that bill were paid for the way we pay our income taxes, here is how it would work. Those in the top half of income would pay roughly $97 each and those in the bottom half of the income would pay an average of $3 each. Almost 40 people would pay nothing. And the single richest person in the room would cough up $1,750. Liberals would complain that the cheap skate rich guy...