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  • New Social Security rules

    11/24/2015 8:27:50 PM PST · by FR_addict · 6 replies
    Fidelity.com ^ | 11/04/2015 | Fidelity
    A new law means that two claiming strategies will be off the table in the coming months. The recent budget agreement did more than authorize the federal government to engage in additional borrowing, it also changed the rules for claiming Social Security. Going forward, two claiming strategies that had given some couples the potential for higher lifetime benefits will no longer be available.* Closing the door on two strategies What do you need to know? Social Security strategies are built around the fact that you can start to claim benefits as early as age 62, but if you defer, the...
  • How One Religious Organization Is Helping Syrian Refugees as They Arrive in Europe

    11/24/2015 8:25:44 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 23, 2015 | Melissa Quinn
    As the United States debates how to properly vet 10,000 Syrian refugees expected to resettle here, employees with Samaritan’s Purse are stationed on the frontlines in Greece, working to be a “face of compassion” for refugees fleeing war and terror. Ken Isaacs, vice president of programs and government relations for Samaritan’s Purse, spent a week in Greece, where the Christian organization has deployed employees and contractors to the region to assist scores of refugees flowing into the country, with hopes of continuing deeper into Europe. There, the group’s workers meet refugees arriving by rubber rafts on Greek islands and provide...
  • Thousands of Cubans stuck after Nicaragua declines to open border

    11/24/2015 7:04:15 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 13 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 24, 2015 | Reuters
    SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - Thousands of Cubans remain stuck on the Costa Rican side of the border with Nicaragua after Managua refused at a regional summit on Tuesday to open its doors to a wave of migrants heading for the United States. Fearing the recent rapprochement between Havana and Washington could end preferential U.S. policies for Cuban migrants, thousands of people from the Communist-ruled island have been crossing into South America and traveling through Central America hoping to reach U.S. soil.Fearing the recent rapprochement between Havana and Washington could end preferential U.S. policies for Cuban migrants, thousands of people from...
  • The Shameful Liberal Exploitation of the Charleston Massacre (black on white stats)2015

    11/24/2015 7:50:56 PM PST · by doug from upland · 5 replies
    FROM THE ARTICLE: In fact, white violence against blacks is dwarfed by black on white violence. In 2012, blacks committed 560,600 acts of violence against whites (excluding homicide), and whites committed 99,403 acts of violence (excluding homicide) against blacks, according to data from the National Crime Victimization Survey provided to the author. Blacks, in other words, committed 85 percent of the non-homicide interracial crimes of violence between blacks and whites, even though they are less than 13 percent of the population. Both the absolute number of incidents and the rate of black-on-white violence are therefore magnitudes higher than white-on-black violence....
  • Terrorism Response Puts Belgium in a Harsh Light

    11/24/2015 7:23:04 PM PST · by proxy_user · 13 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Andrew Higgins
    BRUSSELS - A month before the Paris terrorist attacks, Mayor Francoise Schepmans of Molenbeek, a Brussels district long notorious as a haven for jihadists, received a list with the names and addresses of more than 80 people suspected as Islamic militants living in her area. The list, based on information from Belgium's security apparatus, included two brothers who would take part in the bloodshed in France on Nov. 13, as well as the man suspected of being the architect of the terrorist plot, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a Molenbeek resident who had left for Syria to fight for the Islamic State in...
  • Ted Cruz SLAMS Rubio on Amnesty!!

    11/24/2015 7:21:43 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 18 replies
    TheRightscoop ^ | 11/24/2015 | RightScoop
    Can you say Cruz Missile!!!!
  • Sen. Sessions Reveals 15 Refugee Jihadis, Hopes To Shrink Obama’s 2016 Refugee Budget

    11/24/2015 6:54:58 PM PST · by xzins · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Nov 2015 | Neil Munro
    Sen. Jeff Sessions is out with a list of 15 vetted refugees who quickly joined jihad plots to attack the United States. He’s spotlighting the refugees-turned-jihadis because he’s trying to prod GOP leaders into halting Congress’ normal practice of giving the president huge leeway to import foreign migrants and refugees into the United States. Liban Haji Mohamed providing material support to Harakat Shabaab Al-Mujahidin, also known as Al-Shabaab and Al-Qaeda Abdinassir Mohamud Ibrahim sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for conspiring to provide material support to Al-Shabaab Abdullah Ramo Pazara left the United States to go to Syria and...
  • Protests Erupt in Chicago After Video of Laquan McDonald Being Shot by Police Released

    11/24/2015 6:52:30 PM PST · by hole_n_one · 74 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/24/2015 | TOM LIDDY
    Protesters took to the streets in the wake of the release of dash cam footage showing police shooting a teen being shot by police, chanting "16 shots" for the number of times the officer allegedly shot him.The dash cam video, released by police today a day ahead of a court-ordered deadline, shows officers confronting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who later died at a hospital, as he walked down the street on Oct. 20, 2014. snip Chicago police officials said they were responding to a report of a person walking down the street with a knife and that McDonald refused to drop...
  • VIDEO: Replay of Donald Trump Speech in Myrtle Beach

    11/24/2015 6:35:23 PM PST · by JoeSeales · 5 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 11-24-15 | Donald Trump
    Thought I'd post this for anyone who missed it live. HAPPY Thanksgiving to all! November 24, 2015: It was YUGE. GOP Presidential candidate and front-runner Donald J. Trump held a campaign rally and gave a speech to an overflow crowd at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in Myrtle Beach, SC.
  • Magnitude 7.6 quakes hit Peru-Brazil border, no damage reported

    11/24/2015 6:33:22 PM PST · by John W · 4 replies
    Reuters via tuoitrenews ^ | November 24, 2015
    LIMA, Nov 24 - Two major magnitude 7.6 earthquakes struck the Peruvian-Brazilian border in the Amazon basin within minutes of each other on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damage. Damage was likely limited as the epicenter was deep in the Amazonian jungle, around 184 miles (296 km) northwest of the Peruvian town of Puerto Maldonado, in a sparsely populated area. Both quakes were also very deep, at some 375 miles (602 km) below ground. The quakes, which struck at 5:45 p.m. (2245 GMT) and then five minutes later, were felt by residents...
  • Vote Now: Who Should Be TIME’s Person of the Year?

    11/24/2015 6:21:26 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 53 replies
    Time ^ | Nov. 17, 2015 | TIME Staff

    11/24/2015 6:10:19 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 87 replies
    WND ^ | 24 Nov 15 | Douglas Ernst and Matt Drudge
    Matt Drudge: 'America has been arming ISIS'Rare tweet by media giant alludes to sinister Obama policy Matt Drudge’s first tweet in months came with a cryptic message: “America has been arming ISIS.” The Obama administration has been plagued for weeks over news U.S. weapons supplied to Syrian rebels were inadvertently winding up in the hands of terror groups. The media giant’s tweet on Tuesday alludes to something far more sinister. Major media outlets covered the ineptitude of Obama’s U.S.-trained rebels in early November, but there was no evidence he purposefully sent weapons to terror networks determined to attack America....
  • Obama calls Turkish president to discuss downing of Russian warplane

    11/24/2015 6:06:29 PM PST · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 24, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed on the need to reduce tensions after Turkish jets shot down a Russian warplane flying near the country's border with Syria, the White House said Tuesday. Obama voiced support "for Turkey's right to defend its sovereignty" during a phone call with Erdogan, according to a White House statement. "The leaders agreed on the importance of de-escalating the situation and pursuing arrangements to ensure that such incidents do not happen again," the White House added. U.S. and NATO officials said Tuesday the Russian jet entered Turkish airspace, according to the Associated Press....
  • Obama Will Show Terrorists Who’s Boss With Climate Change Conference

    11/24/2015 5:38:53 PM PST · by bestintxas · 14 replies
    am spectator ^ | 11/24/15 | e zanotti
    ext week, the world's leaders will converge on Paris to discuss whether humanity is burning up the ozone layer and how best to address the problem (hint: the solution will probably include a plea for more governmental authority in monitoring and controlling humanity's energy consumption and, probably, taxes). And, thankfully, according to our fearless leader who has been completely absent from the world stage following the Paris terror attacks, such a gathering will not only end our global reliance on fossil fuels, but it will also demonstrate to a homicidal Islamic apocalypse cult that we are a strong, global presence...
  • Tonight: Webcast Features Benjamin Watson on One-Year Anniversary of Ferguson Verdict [Live event]

    11/24/2015 5:26:21 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper
    ..... "Because the gospel removes both fear and pride, people should get along inside the church who could never get along outside." But then life gets in the way. We hang out with people who look and talk like we do. We credit ourselves for financial success and judge others as getting what they deserve. We feature the beautiful and ignore the broken. Our actions reveal how hard it is to ground our identity in Jesus Christ when the world divides along the lines of money, age, and ethnicity. Last fall the events of Ferguson, Missouri deepened many of these...
  • Do African-Americans have Post Obama Blues? (VANITY)

    11/24/2015 5:25:29 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 32 replies
    Seeing the likely riots about to break out in Chicago tonight and the ongoing college campus insanity, my theory is blacks have entered a post-Obama depression. They thought electing a black president would improve their lives. Instead, the Democrat party has replaced them with Hispanics both in terms of political power numbers and in the job front. Young African-Americans are at 50% unemployment in major cities. By all measurable numbers, things have gotten worse for blacks in the last 7 years. Aside from the astro turf aspect of movements like Black Live Matters (Soros and company wanting to keep a...
  • Is there anyplace left for Christians to shop?

    11/24/2015 5:23:19 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 21 replies
    Well, it’s that time again – time to get out the Christmas list and start hitting the stores. The problem is – what stores? For any Christian who wants to spend hard-earned dollars with family-friendly, Christian-affirming retailers, restaurants and service providers, the list is growing shorter all the time. I stopped shopping at Macy’s in 2011 after learning about the retailer’s grossly unjust policy against women. Macy’s management said “yes” to a transsexual young man’s demand to change in the women’s dressing room and rejected a Christian employee’s attempt to block his inappropriate access, even firing her because of her...
  • Op-Ed: Islamist-Zombies have snatched the brains of Western leaders

    11/24/2015 5:16:03 PM PST · by Lera · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | November 24, 2015
    We are living through an actual horror movie from hell from which there is no waking up, and from which we cannot escape. Looking at what is going on in the world, one gets the eerie feeling that we are living an ugly genetic-cross between a Zombie Horror flic and a Body-Snatched horror-sci-fi film. Muslim Islamist-Zombies are murdering non-Muslims and Muslims as if they are in a zombie trance. And, President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry act as though Muslims murdering the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists, Jews, and pretty much everybody else really isn’t a big deal, and actually has...
  • Armenia calls NATO’s attention to the violation of its air space by Turkish helicopters

    11/24/2015 5:05:03 PM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    Horizon ^ | October 19, 2015
    Armradio - Armenian delegates have raised the issue of violation of the Armenian air space by Turkish helicopters on the sidelines of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly's annual session held in Norway October 9-12. Member of the Armenian delegation Tevan Poghosyan has informed NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg about the incident and addressed a letter to James Appathurai, the Secretary General's Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia and hopes to receive a response early in November. ... If NATO really values the inviolability of borders of its member states, it would be reasonable for the Alliance to serve an...
  • Raw Video: Chicago Police dashcam video of Laquan McDonald shooting

    11/24/2015 5:03:03 PM PST · by hole_n_one · 105 replies
    You Tube ^ | 11/24/2015
    McDonald runs towards one police cruiser while brandishing a knife, a 2nd cruiser rolls up, cop steps out walks towards McDonald and proceeds to shoot him 16 times.
  • City leaders picture full-service schools

    11/24/2015 5:01:32 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 9 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 11/24/2015 | Kristen A. Graham
    Speaking with one voice Monday, the city's education leaders said Philadelphia School District buildings ought to be crowded with essentials for urban children and their families: social services, health care, job training. Actually, Council President Darrell L. Clarke said, that sort of full service is already happening. In Philadelphia's jails. "You can't tell me that we can deliver these services in a prison and we can't deliver them in schools," Clarke said.
  • 4 arrested, 1 released in 4th Precinct shooting; march to downtown ends

    11/24/2015 5:01:24 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 9 replies
    Star Trubune ^ | 11/24/15 | Karen Zamora
    Police have arrested two men they have been seeking in connection with a shooting at the Black Lives Matter encampment Monday night.
  • Cruz for President Announces Endorsement of Leading Kentucky Pastor

    11/24/2015 4:59:31 PM PST · by Isara · 1 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 11/24/15
    Dr. Jeffrey Fugate supports Ted Cruz for PresidentHOUSTON, Texas – Presidential candidate Ted Cruz today announced the endorsement of Dr. Jeff Fugate, a prominent Independent Baptist pastor in Kentucky.Dr. Jeffery J. Fugate became the pastor of Clays Mill Road Baptist Church in 1991, with 18 people attending his first service as pastor. Now, more than 2,000 people call Clays Mill Road Baptist Church their church home. He has led many outreach ministries, specifically serving as founder of Commonwealth Baptist College and Clays Mill Road Baptist Christian Academy, and has been instrumental in starting 28 new churches in Kentucky and other...
  • Putin:(Turkey)Downing Of Jet A 'Stab In The Back'

    11/24/2015 4:47:51 PM PST · by lbryce · 11 replies
    Sky News ^ | November 24, 2015 | Staff
    Putin: Downing Of Jet A 'Stab In The Back' International powers call for calm as the Russian leader warns Turkey downing one of its jets will have "serious consequences". The shooting down of a Russian jet by Turkey is a "stab in the back" committed by "accomplices of terrorists", Vladimir Putin has said. The Sukhoi Su-24 was warned 10 times before being downed near the Syrian border by two Turkish F16 jets for violating the country's airspace, according to the Turkish military. A Turkish official said two Russian planes approached the Turkish border and were warned before one of them...
  • National Polling Results [Trump 37%, Carson 15, Rubio 14, Cruz 12]

    11/24/2015 4:46:11 PM PST · by BigEdLB · 35 replies
    Gravis/OAN ^ | 11/24/15 | Gravis
    Gravis Marketing, a nonpartisan research firm, conducted a random survey of 1,051 registered voters in the U.S. regarding the presidential election. The poll has a margin of error of ± 3.0% (4.3% for the 523 Republicans and the 528 Democrats). The total may not round to 100% because of rounding. The polls were conducted using automated telephone calls (IVR technology) and weighted by voting demographics. The poll was conducted for One America News Network.
  • Paul Vallely: Kick Turkey Out of NATO for Downing Russian Jet

    11/24/2015 4:40:35 PM PST · by xzins · 24 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 24 Nov 2015 | Todd Beamon
    Turkey should be kicked out of NATO for downing the Russian jet near the Syrian border Tuesday because the country "is trying to establish their own Ottoman Empire again," retired Army Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely told Newsmax TV. "They're moving very much to the Islamic State — and they've been no help in supporting the opposition forces against Assad," Vallely said, referring to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, on "The Steve Malzberg Show" in an interview. "They've been hitting a lot of the Kurds, as you know, up north in Syria and the northern part of Iraq." Despite the downing of...
  • #StopESEA Action Page: STOP the Reauthorization of the Elementary & Secondary Education Act (ESEA)

    11/24/2015 4:28:34 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 4 replies
    It's easy to tweet #StopESEA to Members of the Freedom Caucus. Use the tweet buttons AT link DAILY !!! The Patriot Journalist Network is a team of conservatives working together to support the conservative cause through the use of Twitter. More than just a hashtag, blog, or website - Patriot Journalist Network provides Members powerful tools to facilitate more effective and influential use of Twitter.
  • 2 charged in pastor's wife killing say little in court

    11/24/2015 4:22:54 PM PST · by SaveFerris · 56 replies
    AP / Yahoo ^ | 1 hour ago | Associated Press By RICK CALLAHAN
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two young men charged in the shooting death of an Indianapolis pastor's pregnant wife gave brief answers to a judge's questions Tuesday during their first court appearance since their arrest. Marion County Superior Court Judge Grant Hawkins entered not guilty pleas for 18-year-old Larry Taylor Jr. and 21-year-old Jalen Watson and appointed attorneys for the Indianapolis men during their initial hearing on murder, burglary, theft and several other charges. The judge also set a Jan. 8 pretrial conference for both men. Taylor, who authorities allege fatally shot 28-year-old Amanda Blackburn earlier this month, appeared distracted, swiveling back...
  • GOP leader says Edwards backs New Orleans Democrat for (Louisiana) House speaker

    11/24/2015 4:09:08 PM PST · by abb · 25 replies
    The (Baton Rouge, LA) Advocate ^ | November 24, 2015 | Mark Ballard
    Governor-elect John Bel Edwards told Republican House leaders Tuesday afternoon that he backed New Orleans Rep. Walt Leger III, a fellow Democrat as Speaker of the House, Majority Leader Lance Harris said. The Republican majority in the Louisiana House would prefer one its members in the top leadership role and passed a resolution to that effect during a meeting in the State Capitol. The 61 GOP representatives in the 105-member Louisiana House met for several hours behind closed doors to discuss how to handle the incoming administration of a Democratic Party governor. Traditionally, Louisiana governors choose the leaders of each...
  • Watch Live: Donald Trump Rally in Myrtle Beach, SC (11-24-15)

    11/24/2015 3:56:17 PM PST · by jennychase · 142 replies
    youtube ^ | rightside
    Watch Live: Donald Trump Rally in Myrtle Beach, SC (11-24-15)
  • Cyprus deports six Frenchmen detained at airport on suspicion of extremist links amid...

    11/24/2015 3:54:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 2 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/24/15 | Mark Duell
    Cyprus deports six Frenchmen detained at airport on suspicion of extremist links amid fears they were heading for Syria Cyprus today deported six French citizens who had been detained at the island's main airport on suspicion of extremist links - but were later said not to be a danger. But police in France said all six were known to the authorities there and that three of them were subject to an 'S File', meaning they were suspected of links to a terrorist group. The six - five men of Turkish descent and one of Algerian origin - were detained on...
  • Explosives Found in Packages Bound for U.S. at Cairo Airport: Report

    11/24/2015 3:45:51 PM PST · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | November 23, 2015
    Two DHL packages containing explosive materials were found by security officials at the Cairo International Airport Tuesday. Reports say the packages were making their way to the United States through London. Ahram.org reports: The source at the airport said that the parcels, weighting about 10kg, were going through security procedures when the explosive substances were detected by the X-Ray scans. The two parcels underwent further examinations which confirmed the existence of explosives. The official said that the parcels have been put under heavy security until authorities can identify their owners.
  • Team Rubio’s Pathetic National Security Attack on Cruz

    11/24/2015 3:32:22 PM PST · by Isara · 9 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | November 24th, 2015 | Daniel Horowitz
    We are now back to the arsonist blaming the firefighter for arson, again.  This time Marco Rubio’s backers have really stepped in it with Iowa voters by running an ad insinuating that Cruz is responsible for Paris-style terror attacks because he voted to reform the NSA bulk data collection.  The Cruz campaign probably couldn’t pay Team Rubio enough money to continue running those ads because Iowa voters hate the mass surveillance state.    Sean Noble, a Rubio backer, is running $200,000 worth of ads in Iowa through his 501(c)4 group assailing Cruz as weak on national security because he championed the...
  • 'Severe blow': Al Qaeda suicide bomber takes out leadership of key ISIS brigade

    11/24/2015 3:26:44 PM PST · by wtd · 77 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 24, 2015 | Paul Alster
    'Severe blow': Al Qaeda suicide bomber takes out leadership of key ISIS brigadeHAIFA, Israel – A recent suicide bombing in southern Syria shows the rivalry between Al Qaeda and ISIS is more than just a contest to see who can kill the most infidels -- the groups are using classic terror techniques on each other. The Nov. 15 bombing came at a top-level meeting of the Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade, a key ISIS militia known for its bloody and vicious hold over parts of the Golan Heights. Six of the group’s top men were killed, including Muhammad "Abu Ali" al-Baridi,...
  • Ted Cruz's Protectionist Gamble

    11/24/2015 3:14:52 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/24/2015 | Elaina Plott
    On Friday, during a campaign stop in Harlan, Iowa, Ted Cruz made clear his stance on President Obama's Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), telling a crowd of supporters that the colossal 12 nation trade accord was "deeply concerning." "There are a number of Republicans on that [debate] stage who support TPP, who support [Trade Promotion Authority (TPA)]," Cruz said, according to the Des Moines Register. "I voted against TPA, and I intend to vote against TPP." Now that the 5,594-page text of the TPP has been made public, grassroots conservatives are voicing their case against the deal, and Cruz is staking...
  • Greenfield: Everything is Fine until the Bombs Go Off.

    11/24/2015 4:20:42 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 17 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog/Front Page Magazine ^ | Monday, November 23, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Monday, November 23, 2015 Everything's Fine Until the Bombs Go Off Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Last month, French President Francois Hollande ridiculed the idea that the massive numbers of Muslim migrants entering his country were any kind of threat. “Those who argue that we are being invaded are manipulators and falsifiers, who do this only for political reasons, to scare,” the left-wing politician huffed. And then the pudgy little Socialist had to be rapidly evacuated from France’s national soccer stadium after one of those refugees blew himself up trying to reach Monsieur le Président, and...
  • Iowans hold rally in support of Syrian refugees

    11/24/2015 3:14:09 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 43 replies
    The "We support all refugees" rally is described by organizers as a peaceful protest against the ban on Syrian refugees. It is scheduled from 1-4 p.m. outside at the Statehouse at East 9th Street and Grand Avenue.
  • BLM Protesters March From 4th Precinct To City Hall

    11/24/2015 3:02:09 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 22 replies
    WCCO.COM ^ | 24 NOVEMBER 2015 | WCCO.COM
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — After a night of violence that left five people shot near the 4th Precinct occupation, protesters are marching to Minneapolis City Hall in a show of solidarity. Hundreds of protestors are making their way down Plymouth Avenue North Tuesday afternoon, all the way across I-94 and into downtown Minneapolis to City Hall — a total distance of about three miles.
  • NH rejects efforts to keep Trump, Sanders off ballot (and Cruz & Rubio)

    11/24/2015 2:44:40 PM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 24, 2015 | Lisa Hagen
    A New Hampshire agency has rejected efforts to keep four presidential candidates off the ballot. The New Hampshire Ballot Commission upheld New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner's decision to allow Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on the Democratic primary ballot and Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), as well as real estate mogul Donald Trump on the GOP primary ballot. Commission Chairman Bradford Cook said all decisions were unanimous. The decision on Sanders came in response to a complaint that argued was he was ineligible to run as a Democrat because he was elected and currently serves as...
  • How Long Did It Take John Bel Edwards To Break His First Campaign Promise?

    11/24/2015 2:42:52 PM PST · by abb · 22 replies
    The Hayride ^ | November 24, 2015 | Kevin Boyd
    The answer is less than 24 hours after he was elected. John Bel Edwards tried to run an issue free campaign for governor. Instead, he made the election about David Vitter’s character. While he was busy destroying a good man, Edwards didn’t really go into his vision for Louisiana. Despite his best efforts though, he made some promises to the state. One of them was to hold two special sessions this coming year to deal with structural budget crisis the state is in. Here’s John Bel Edwards making the case via some questions posed on social media. Plans or priorities...
  • A shocking number of Americans don't have a toilet

    11/24/2015 2:37:43 PM PST · by Angels27 · 85 replies
    The Week ^ | 11/24/15 | Brian Patrick Byrne
    Did you celebrate World Toilet Day? The recent holiday is a good reminder to rejoice as you read this article on your phone, maybe even while sitting comfortably on a modern, porcelain toilet, which flushes with water so crystalline clean you could, in hard times, drink it without too much fear of dying. (We do not recommend doing that, by the way.) Going to the toilet wasn't always such a pleasant, risk-free experience for everyone, and even today, many people in America still go without proper sanitation. As recently as 1990, the rural stereotype of dropping trou in a shack...
  • Obama pokes Putin, says jet shoot-down part of ‘ongoing problem’ with Russians

    11/24/2015 2:35:31 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 91 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 24 Nov 15 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama said the shoot-down "points to an ongoing problem with the Russian operations" in Syria, including attacks against moderate Syrian opposition groups near the Turkish border. If Russia were going after the Islamic State instead, Mr. Obama said, such mistakes "are less likely to occur." He said it’s important for Turkish and Russian officials to communicate and to "discourage any kind of escalation." French President Francois Hollande called the incident "a serious one." "We must prevent an escalation," he said. Mr. Obama said the U.S. is still gathering facts of the shoot-down, but said Turkey "has a right to...
  • Minneapolis police arrest two in shooting of Black Lives Matter protesters

    11/24/2015 2:34:18 PM PST · by BBell · 23 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com/reuters ^ | 11/24/15 | By David Bailey and Todd Melby
    MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Minneapolis police said on Tuesday they have arrested a 23-year-old white man and a 32-year-old Hispanic man in relation to the shooting of five people near a city police station where demonstrators have gathered for more than a week to protest the killing of an unarmed black man by officers.
  • Smart Car Seat Senses Driver’s Physical And Mental State

    11/24/2015 2:33:42 PM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 26 replies
    CBS LA ^ | November 23, 2015 7:21 PM | CBS LA
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) – A new smart car seat can keep a driver calm by actively monitoring the commuter’s physical and mental status, according to the maker. “We’ve built a seat called Active Wellness. And what it does is allows us to understand something about your heart rate, your respiration rate, and then analyze that to really understand your stress level,” said Matthew Benson, an advanced innovation manager at Faurecia, one of the world’s largest automotive-equipment suppliers.
  • Former DIA Head: Investigation of Manipulated Intel Should Start at White House

    11/24/2015 1:34:59 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 11/24/2015 | SHOSHANA WEISSMANN
    Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) during President Obama's tenure, went on the Kelly File last night to talk about the possible manipulation of ISIS intelligence. He said the investigation should "start at the top. Where intelligence starts and stops is at the White House." "[M]any of them have been deployed for many years in Iraq and Afghanistan and elsewhere... so I think that the focus of really this investigation, they'll find whoever they're going to find and some of the tactical issues at central command, but the focus of this investigation ought to...
  • Cruz surges in Iowa

    11/24/2015 2:12:14 PM PST · by iowamark · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/24/15 | Katie Glueck
    Ted Cruz, buoyed by tea party support and the backing of much of the conservative wing of the Republican Party, has surged to a virtual tie with Donald Trump in Iowa, generating the kind of momentum his team thinks will carry him deep into primary season. “Sixty-eight days until Iowa,” said Cruz spokeswoman Catherine Frazier, when asked whether the Texas senator was peaking too soon. “It’s game time.” A Quinnipiac University survey released Tuesday found Cruz essentially deadlocked with longtime poll-leader Donald Trump in Iowa: Trump stood at 25 percent and Cruz at 23 percent, within the margin of error....
  • Terrorism Deaths Quadruple Under Obama

    11/24/2015 2:10:36 PM PST · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 24, 2015 | Chriss W. Street
    The worldwide number of annual terrorist deaths has more than quadrupled since President Barack Obama was inaugurated in January 2009. Deaths from terrorism increased 80 percent last year to an all-time-record of 32,658 people killed, compared to 18,111 in 2013. The number is up about 426 percent from the 7,654 killed by terrorists in 2008 under President Bush, according to the latest report from ‘Vision of Humanity.’
  • Kentucky governor restores voting rights of most felons

    11/24/2015 1:56:52 PM PST · by lowbridge · 41 replies
    aol/reuters ^ | november 24, 2015
    Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear on Tuesday signed an executive order restoring voting rights to most felons in state in an action that he said will affect some 180,000 people. Once felons have completed their sentences, including any probation or parole, and have made court-mandated restitution, they will have their rights automatically restored as long as they have no additional cases pending, Beshear said. Previously, felony offenders needed to apply to the governor's office to have their voting rights restored. Now, Beshear said, the Department of Corrections will make the determination. "The old system is unfair," Beshear said. "It's counterproductive. We...
  • Outrage as military vehicles, equipment taken from officers in wake of Obama order

    11/24/2015 1:51:04 PM PST · by Wyrd bi ful ard · 84 replies
    Foxnews ^ | Nov 23 2015 | Adam Shaw
    Valuable vehicles and equipment are being yanked from law enforcement agencies across the country by the Obama administration in the wake of the president’s post-Ferguson order -- as sheriffs and lawmakers tell FoxNews.com the equipment is needed, and losing it could put officers and the communities they serve in danger. "These things are useful tools and the president taking them away will put more officers in jeopardy and at risk of harm or even death. I don’t know how he can sleep at night knowing his actions will have those repercussions," Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Ala., told FoxNews.com. President Obama issued...
  • What Will Trump Do After Ted Cruz's Big Surge in Iowa?

    11/24/2015 1:50:58 PM PST · by VinL · 66 replies
    Fox ^ | 11/24/15 | Staff
    Sen. Ted Cruz has surged into a statistical tie with Donald Trump in Iowa, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll. With two-and-a-half months left until the Iowa caucuses, Trump leads in the Hawkeye State with 25 percent, but Cruz has now surged to 23 percent. Ben Carson follows at 18 percent, with Sen. Marco Rubio at 13 percent. Jeb Bush garnered only four percent in the survey, one point behind Sen. Rand Paul. Trump went on the attack a few weeks ago against Carson after the retired neurosurgeon jumped in the polls. Bill Hemmer asked FoxNews.com digital politics editor...