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  • 9 monitored for possible Ebola exposure in Alabama

    08/05/2015 12:30:59 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 3 replies
    WFTV ^ | 8-5-2015 | WFTV
    By Cox Media Group National Content Desk BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Nine people reportedly are being monitored for possible Ebola exposure in Alabama. AL.com reports that a patient at University of Alabama-Birmingham Hospital was "exhibiting Ebola-like symptoms" Tuesday night. Hospital officials called the patient "low-risk" but are testing the person for Ebola. >> Read more trending stories Eight other people – including six rescue workers and two family members of the patient – also are being monitored after having contact with the patient, according to the AL.com report. Two of the rescue workers are under quarantine at the hospital, four emergency...
  • Top Immigration Agency Touts ‘Path To Citizenship’ As Means For Blunting Homegrown Terror

    08/05/2015 12:11:00 AM PDT · by South40 · 8 replies
    Daily Caller (Yahoo) ^ | 4 AUG 2015 | RACHEL STOLTZFOOS
    The top U.S. immigration agency told a Senate subcommittee it's working to blunt homegrown terrorism by marketing U.S. citizenship to immigrants. The top U.S. immigration agency told a Senate subcommittee it’s working to blunt homegrown terrorism by marketing U.S. citizenship to immigrants. “In furtherance of DHS’s mission to safeguard the homeland, [United States Citizenship and Immigration Services] is committed to fostering integration and community cohesion,” the agency recently told the Immigration and the National Interest Subcommittee in records obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.
  • Trump: What You Don't See Is What You Will Get

    08/05/2015 12:02:43 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 5, 2016 | Gene Schwimmer
    ".......This writer will not attempt to dissuade the Trump-o-philes from their ardor. If one’s idea of a Joe-Six-pack-cares-about-guys-like-me-populist is an arrogant brat in grownup clothing, who pulled himself up by the multimillion-dollar bootstraps he received and ultimately inherited from his daddy, a guy who builds luxury apartments that, one suspects, few of his supporters could ever dream of affording, then, by all means, vote for the guy.What this writer can do is show Trump’s supporters – and make it impossible for them to say, should this life-imitates-Elmer-Gantry snake oil salesman become president, that they didn’t know – what they, and...
  • Can the United States Stop a War With Russia?

    08/04/2015 11:46:36 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 11 replies
    New York Observer ^ | August 4, 2015 | Jack Hanick
    America is heading for war with Russia. Some call the current situation “an increase of hostility” or “Cold War II.” There are two sides to this story. I believe that American journalists from all political persuasions are not offering critical analysis. Understanding the Russian side and taking their arguments seriously can help prevent serious consequences. Americans believe that Russians are fed propaganda by the state-controlled media. If Russians only could hear the truth, the thinking goes, they would welcome the US position. This is not so. There are more than 300 TV stations available in Moscow. Only 6 are state-controlled....
  • FBI: Middle Eastern Men Intimidating U.S. Military Families In Colorado & Wyoming

    08/04/2015 11:38:40 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 22 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | 8-4-2015 | CBS Denver
    DENVER (CBS4) – An alert has been issued by the FBI to all law enforcement agencies in Colorado and Wyoming involving U.S. military families and concerns about who may be watching them. The alert says Middle Eastern men are approaching families of U.S. military members at their homes in Colorado and Wyoming. It mentions Greeley and Cheyenne, Wyoming as the specific areas. In one case last May the wife of a military member was approached in front of her home by two Middle Eastern males. The men stated that she was the wife of a U.S. interrogator. When she denied...
  • Pictures: Tomorrow’s Calais Migrants Make Landfall in Italy in Their Thousands as Crisis Rolls on

    08/04/2015 10:58:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Aug 2015 | Oliver Lane
    Over 2,000 migrants have been ‘saved’ by the Italian coastguard over the past three days, just a fraction of the so-called ‘swarm’ presently migrating north through Europe. As illegals attempting to cross the Mediterranean in unseaworthy boats to Europe were being rescued, yet more found themselves near the end of their perilous journeys just yards away from the British forward border at Calais, France. Despite significant deployments of riot police, security equipment, and sniffer dogs thousands of desperate attempts to break into the Calais port facilities are still made every night. Britain has deployed 100 new border force guards to...
  • Attorney: FBI accused San Francisco mayor of taking bribes

    08/04/2015 10:32:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 4, 2015 9:23 PM EDT
    San Francisco’s mayor was accused by the FBI of taking bribes in exchange for favors, attorneys for a defendant in an organized crime case centered on San Francisco’s Chinatown said Tuesday. In a court filing, Curtis Briggs, an attorney for Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, cites as the source of the FBI’s allegation documents turned over to him by the government as part of the process of mounting a defense for his client. Briggs is seeking to dismiss the indictment against Chow on the grounds that the government is selectively prosecuting him while letting other people caught in its probe go....
  • Maine court: Anti-gay marriage group must disclose donors

    08/04/2015 10:25:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 4, 2015 5:59 PM EDT | Alanna Durkin
    Maine’s highest court on Tuesday rejected a national anti-gay marriage group’s latest bid to shield the identities of the donors who contributed to its effort to defeat the state’s gay marriage law in 2009. The National Organization for Marriage had sought permission to delay submitting a campaign finance report that the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices ordered it to file last year when it fined the group $50,250 for its involvement in overturning the law supporting same-sex marriage six years ago. But the Maine Supreme Judicial Court said Tuesday that NOM can’t put off filing the report...
  • Tempers Flare As Huntington Park Appoints Undocumented Immigrants To City Commissions

    08/04/2015 10:15:30 PM PDT · by South40 · 9 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 4 AUG 2015
    HUNTINGTON PARK (CBSLA.com) — Huntington Park is making history and not everyone is happy about it. Councilman Jhonny Pineda announced at Monday night’s city council meeting the appointment of two undocumented immigrants as commissioners, CBS2/KCAL9’s Kara Finnstrom reports. “You are out of order!” one woman in the crowd yelled at the councilmembers during the meeting. Some critics say Pineda, who joined the council in March, specifically picked Medina and Zatarain because they worked on his campaign. Others say they don’t believe undocumented immigrants should serve the government this way.
  • Sometimes Black Lives Matter

    08/04/2015 9:53:21 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 8 replies
    Burt Prelutsky website ^ | 8/4/2015 | Burt Prelutsky
    Martin O'Malley recently laid claim to the title of AmericaÂ’s Biggest Wuss when he apologized for suggesting that all lives matter and not just black ones. What he might have pointed out to the black thugs booing his comment was that black lives apparently only have value when theyÂ’re ended by cops. They certainly donÂ’t seem to matter, judging by the response of race pimps like Barack Obama, Al Sharpton and Marilyn Mosby, when it comes to the thousands of black people shot and killed by other black people or to the hundreds of thousands of black babies aborted every...
  • Iran Deal: White House Tweets to Vicious Jew-Hating ‘Hate Site’

    08/04/2015 9:35:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Pamela Gelles ^ | 8/4/15 | Pamela Geller
    What next? Will Obama be exchanging #ILYs with Sheik Qaradawi? The White House is ….. under siege.  Obama tweeting at Mondoweiss is a new low even for him and he’s the lowest. Obama’s tweet norms the unacceptable.This cabal, this tacit understanding of hate towards Jews, is nothing new except Obama has made it US policy. - See more at: http://pamelageller.com/2015/08/iran-deal-white-house-tweets-to-vicious-jew-hating-hate-site.html/#sthash.JUqNmGLB.dpuf What next? Will Obama be exchanging #ILYs with Sheik Qaradawi? The White House is ….. under siege.  Obama tweeting at Mondoweiss is a new low even for him and he’s the lowest. Obama’s tweet norms the unacceptable.This cabal, this...
  • Rose unplugged Morning Show August 5 2015

    08/04/2015 8:48:14 PM PDT · by GregB · 2 replies
    Rose is back! Formerly the “Rose” half of the Quinn & Rose Morning Show, she is back on the air and ready for the fight! Catch her on Pittsburgh’s 1250 AM “The Answer” WPGP, from 8AM to 10AM Monday through Friday or via live stream at www.am1250theanswer.com, where you can also get the podcasts. Join us for real no-nonsense conservative talk with a passion that only Rose can deliver!
  • North Korea’s Private Finance: No Banks but Lots of Loans

    08/04/2015 8:08:49 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    WSJ ^ | Aug. 4, 2015 | Jeyup S. Kwaak
    North Korea’s Private Finance: No Banks but Lots of Loans Unauthorized market activity boosts incomes and leads to unregulated lending for profit By Jeyup S. Kwaak Aug. 4, 2015 3:30 p.m. ET SEOUL—For decades after North Korea’s founding in the 1950s, financial security wasn’t a major concern for its citizens. A communist system provided most daily needs, and for many years living standards outstripped those of South Korea. Then a devastating famine in the 1990s and a subsequent economic collapse crippled the public distribution system and forced citizens to fend for themselves. The semimarket economy that emerged has expanded rapidly...
  • Alan Dershowitz: 'Trump Is Going to Win Any Confrontation'

    08/04/2015 7:59:25 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 81 replies
    NewsMax.com ^ | 08/04/2015 | Greg Richter
    Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz said the the nine GOP presidential candidates who will take the debate stage Thursday with frontrunner Donald Trump will be wise not to take him on. "Donald Trump is going to win any confrontation," Dershowitz said Tuesday on "CNN Tonight." "He's a populist," Dershowitz said of Trump. "He doesn't have to worry about what he says." Republican voters love the billionaire real estate developer because he doesn't have speechwriters, and anyone who takes him on is going to lose, Dershowitz said.
  • Walmart-Sponsored Site Accuses U.S. of War Crimes, Defends North Korea

    08/04/2015 7:55:41 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 4, 2015
    Walmart-Sponsored Site Accuses U.S. of War Crimes, Defends North Korea BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff August 4, 2015 4:11 pm An explanatory news aggregation website sponsored by corporate giant Walmart has accused the United States of engaging in major war crimes against North Korea and defended the rogue nation in a recent blog post. Max Fisher, a writer for the Walmart-sponsored site Vox.com, accused America of doing “something terrible” and “evil” to North Korea in a recent blog post that also defends the DPRK’s anti-American attitudes. “The US did in fact do something terrible, even evil to North Korea, and...
  • Condescendingly Self-Important Megyn Kelly Interviews Ted Cruz – (TR) (5 min video)

    08/04/2015 7:34:19 PM PDT · by VinL · 124 replies
    Watch this video interview closely. It aired tonight on the Megyn Kelly show. Do you spot the two “tell tale” moments. [ Hint: how Kelly ended the interview of Senator Ted Cruz is a big one. ] Megyn “too-cute-by-half” Kelly has been preparing for, and refining, her debate moderator approach. This segment gives insight into what her approach will be toward Donald Trump, she can’t hide it. As previously stated: It would appear Kelly has an interest in spotlighting Trump around an inferred position of sexism. This is transparently not accidental. Kelly has a history of self-promotion by making herself...
  • Planned Parenthood official: Dissecting aborted babies is ‘fun’

    08/04/2015 7:13:28 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 59 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 8/4/15 | Ben Johnson
    A Planned Parenthood official told undercover investigators that dissecting aborted babies to extract their organs for sale is "fun," according to a transcript made available by the Center for Medical Progress. Melissa Farrell, the director of research for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, stars in the fifth video release from CMP, which shows footage of hands sorting through the body parts of a baby who was aborted at 20 weeks. The 119-page document includes every moment of the discussions actors had with Farrell and other employees of a Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Houston in April. Farrell says at one point...
  • ICANN chief warns of potential ‘major problems’ as U.S. prepares to relinquish Web oversight

    08/04/2015 7:13:17 PM PDT · by PROCON · 5 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Aug. 4, 2015 | Andrew Blake
    A year away from a historic transition affecting the digital landscape, the head of the organization that regulates Web addresses warns that much still needs to be done to keep the Internet intact, regardless of whether the U.S. relinquishes its oversight as expected. “New mechanisms, new methods of governance, need to be created, and we are yet to figure them out,” Fadi Chehade, CEO of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, told The Washington Times in a recent interview. “If we don’t figure this out, in my opinion, in the next two to three years, we are going...
  • Cecil the lion killer's $1million Florida vacation home vandalized with graffiti and pigs feet...

    08/04/2015 6:39:04 PM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/4/15 | Ashley Collman
    Angry vandals defaced the vacation home of lion killer Walter J Palmer overnight on Monday, while also littering the American dentist's driveway with pig's feet in a show of outrage over the death of a beloved lion named Cecil. Pictures taken Tuesday morning outside the 55-year-old's $1million vacation home in Marco Island, Florida show the garage door spray painted with the words 'Lion killer!' and a handful of orange pig's feet scattered across the front of the house. Palmer has been in hiding ever since he was identified last month as the big game hunter behind the cruel killing of...
  • Walnut Creek Police: Man built guns for murder-suicide that killed college student

    08/04/2015 6:57:28 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    KRON4.com ^ | 08/04/2015 | Sharon Song
    WALNUT CREEK (KRON/BCN) — A 21-year-old Lafayette native built the firearms he used to kill a 19-year-old college woman before he turned the gun on himself at a home in Walnut Creek last month, police said Tuesday.Investigators say Scott Bertics bought gun parts through the mail and then secretly built the two firearms he used in the murder-suicide that claimed the life of Clare Orton. The shooting happened on July 21 at a home in the city’s north Homestead neighborhood. Officers arrived on scene to find the two dead dead from apparent gunshot wounds in the home where Orton was...
  • Biden must block the path to another sordid Clinton White House

    08/04/2015 6:44:46 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 08/04/2015 | R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.
    In addressing my old friend, Vice President Joe Biden, as he contemplates a run for the White House, I would ask him what he thinks of Hillary Clinton’s chances for the presidency? In fact, what does he think of her presidency in the unlikely event she is nominated and wins? Do I hear four more years of Whitewaters, Travelgates, campaign finance violations, dubious pardons, Johnny Chungs, Charlie Tries, and slutty cuties’ feet protruding from behind the curtains?Have we not had enough presentiments of her presidency in the brief months of her candidacy, and are they not sufficiently alarming? Can the...
  • Sources: Mexican National In Murder Case Gained Legal Residency Through Juvenile Visa

    08/04/2015 6:33:57 PM PDT · by paltz · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/4/15 | Kerry Picket
    WASHINGTON — An 18-year old Mexican national who admitted to killing a Montana couple and seriously injuring their 24-year old daughter last week may have entered the United States illegally years before he was given legal residency in May of 2013, sources tell The Daily Caller. According to The Billings Gazette, Jesus Deniz admitted to fatally shooting Jason Shane, 51, and his wife Tana Shane, 47, on an Indian reservation last Wednesday in the town of Pryor, Montana. The couple and their 24-year-old daughter Jorah Shane pulled their car over to help Deniz, when it appeared he had run out...
  • The Teen Who Exposed a Professor’s Myth [About Anti-Irish Discrimination]

    08/04/2015 6:21:28 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 57 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 8/1/2015 | Ben Collins
    The Internet has been buzzing about how discrimination against the Irish was a myth. All it took was a high schooler to prove them wrong. Rebecca Fried had no intention of preserving the record of a persecuted people whose strife was ready to be permanently written off in the eyes of history as exaggerated, imagined, or even invented. That's because Rebecca was too busy trying to get through the 8th grade. In 2002, University of Illinois-Chicago history professor Richard J. Jensen printed “No Irish Need Apply: A Myth of Victimization.” His abstract begins: “Irish Catholics in America have a vibrant...
  • BREAKING=> SHOTS FIRED at Two Soldiers at Camp Shelby – From Civilian Vehicles!

    08/04/2015 6:15:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/4/15 | Jim Hoft
    Shots were fired today at two soldier at Camp Shelby in Mississippi. The shots were fired from civilian vehicles. Officials are searching for a two-door Ford Ranger with “broken arrow” written across the top. WAPT reported: Soldiers at Camp Shelby reported that shots were fired Tuesday near the training post. The soldiers told their commanders that the shots were fired about 11:45 a.m. along Peret Tower Road, which is not located on the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center property, Lt. Col. Christian Patterson said in a news release. No injuries were reported and the incident was reported to the...
  • Red Flags Of Corruption Over Huntington Park (California)

    08/04/2015 5:57:20 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Investors.com ^ | August 4, 2015 | IBD Editorial
    Rule Of Law: Two aliens have been appointed city commissioners in California, an unprecedented institutionalization of illegal immigration. But contrary to reports, the public's mad and red flags of corruption are up. In a page-one headline, the Los Angeles Times hailed the appointment of illegal immigrants to two Huntington Park, Calif., civic commissions as a milestone that "charts a bold path for immigrants." It was booster journalism at its worst, gushing about illegals gaining participatory "rights" in U.S. public life that had supposedly been unjustly denied them. It also stood in stark contrast with the multiple local press reports —...
  • Here we go: Senate Dems falling into line to support Obama’s disastrous Iran deal

    08/04/2015 5:41:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/04/2015 | AllahPundit
    Honestly, I’d much prefer a pure party-line vote in which the GOP’s bid to block the deal goes down in flames rather than some excruciating Senate kabuki where they almost — but not quite — get enough Democratic votes to reach a two-thirds majority. If Chuck Schumer’s going to let his caucus force America to swallow this sh*t sandwich because it would be too embarrassing for poor Barack if they joined Republicans in stopping it, he should have the balls to vote with them. Instead we’re almost certainly going to be treated to a Democratic version of “failure theater,”...
  • Liberal defenders of the poor still fascinated with Scott Walker’s credit card debt

    08/04/2015 5:38:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/04/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    I suppose Scott Walker is still polling a little too well for the comfort level of liberal commentators. If that weren’t the case, one wonders if they would still be so obsessed with the financial situation of one of the least wealthy candidates for the presidency. But since this tired story is being whipped up for another lap around the campaign track, let’s check in on the latest financial burdens being discussed around the kitchen table in the Walker household. (National Journal) Gov. Scott Walker has two credit-card debts of more than $10,000 apiece on separate cards and is...
  • Jeb Bush says he 'misspoke' about women’s health being overfunded

    08/04/2015 5:28:21 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/4/15 | Rebecca Shabad
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says he “misspoke” on Tuesday when he questioned the level of federal funding for women’s health services. “With regards to women’s health funding broadly, I misspoke, as there are countless community health centers, rural clinics, and other women’s health organizations that need to be fully funded. They provide critical services to all, but particularly low-income women who don’t have the access they need,” Bush said in a statement released by his campaign. Bush quickly came under fire on social media for his initial remarks about women’s health funding, with Hillary Clinton calling them “absolutely, unequivocally...
  • 92-year-old registers to vote for first time, says will vote for Trump

    08/04/2015 5:23:46 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 63 replies
    www.local8now.com ^ | July 9, 2015 | Kelsey Leryer
    KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) - In the story that is Beada Corum's life, she knows most of it has already been written. "It's a history book," says Corum. "I raised eight children: four boys and four girls." At 92-years-old, she should be slowing down. But, don't tell her that. "I'm busy all of the time," she says. Corum still makes her daily checklists and crosses them off as she goes. But last week, she crossed off something decades in the making. This 92-year-old citizen registered to vote for the very first time. "We got a good country but it's going...
  • Erick Erickson interviews Sen. Ted Cruz

    08/04/2015 5:21:37 PM PDT · by iowamark · 7 replies
    Soundcloud.com ^ | 8/4/2015
    Ted Cruz is going to join me on my radio show today at 6:09pm ET. We’ll discuss the Planned Parenthood news, the fight against politics as usual, and what Cruz calls the “Washington Cartel.”
  • TRUMP OUTWITS GAWKER: TURNS CELL PHONE NUMBER INTO FREE CAMPAIGN AD

    08/04/2015 5:21:33 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/03/2015 | JOHN NOLTE
    --snip-- By Tuesday, Trump had turned the voice mail on the cell phone into a “Make America Great” campaign commercial. Everyone who calls the number, thanks to Gawker’s free advertising, will hear a pro-Trump campaign spiel. Better still, the publicity this deft move created has resulted in the recorded ad receiving all kinds of free airtime on the cable networks. You can listen for yourself at 917-756-8000.
  • Montgomery boxes Confederate statue to protect it from vandalism

    08/04/2015 5:07:41 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/03/2015 | Bill Turque
    Montgomery County has erected a wooden box around a Confederate monument recently spray-painted with the words “Black Lives Matter,” in hopes of shielding the statue from further vandalism as officials seek to move it out of downtown Rockville. County workers put up the barrier Friday, about a week after the words appeared across the base of the 102-year-old bronze statue of a Confederate soldier
  • No Military Site Inspections?

    08/04/2015 4:54:46 PM PDT · by yoe · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 3, 2015 | Editor
    President Obama says his nuclear deal with Iran depends on verification, not trust. But what if Iran has a very different interpretation of what verification entails than does Mr. Obama? Take Ali Akar Velayati, a top adviser to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, who appeared on Al-Jazeera on July 31 and was asked about U.N. inspections of Iran’s military sites. Here’s how he replied, according to the Memri translation service: “Regardless of how the P5+1 countries interpret the nuclear agreement, their entry into our military sites is absolutely forbidden. The entry of any foreigner, including IAEA inspectors or any other inspector,...
  • Drone drops drugs in Ohio prison yard, sparking fight

    08/04/2015 4:51:20 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 8/04/15
    MANSFIELD, Ohio — A drone dropped a package of drugs into a prison yard while inmates were outside, sparking a fight, prison officials said. The package was dropped July 29 at the Mansfield Correctional Institution, about 65 miles southwest of Cleveland. It contained almost a quarter of an ounce of heroin, over 2 ounces of marijuana and more than 5 ounces of tobacco, JoEllen Smith, a spokeswoman for the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, told the Mansfield News Journal (http://ohne.ws/1IDHjVN ). Smith said there have been other instances of drones breaching security and the agency is taking steps to increase...
  • Sheriff: 2 men fire at soldiers in Mississippi; none hurt

    08/04/2015 4:50:56 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 3 replies
    AP ^ | August 4, 2015 | AP
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) -- Authorities are searching for two men who fired gunshots from a vehicle at soldiers at a military facility in Mississippi, although no one was reported wounded, a sheriff said Tuesday. Perry County Sheriff Jimmy Dale Smith told WDAM-TV ( http://bit.ly/1UlrHi6 ) that the soldiers were training at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center near Hattiesburg.
  • The Trump Effect

    08/04/2015 4:39:09 PM PDT · by Talisker · 32 replies
    Today something very interesting happened, something that made me go hmm... and then burst out laughing. I’ve decided to call it “The Trump Effect." In a nutshell, on the show “The View,” Kelly Osbourne said: “If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet Donald Trump?” And then the rest of the feminists on the show tried to cover up her faux pas, followed by Ms. Osbourne doing the typical after-show liberal weeping mea culpa crap, and then everyone just "forgetting" it ever happened. And, of course, everything on TV is...
  • Judge cited Paxton’s ‘high profile’ case as reason to discard towel for mugshot

    08/04/2015 4:26:26 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 14 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 8/3/15 | Julieta Chiquillo
    Update at 2:50 p.m. Tuesday: A judge cited “the high profile nature” of Attorney General Ken Paxton’s criminal case and his right to a fair trial as reasons to allow him to be photographed without a towel covering his clothes after his arrest, which is policy in Collin County. Paxton faces three felony charges regarding securities violations. District Judge George Gallagher of Tarrant County, who is presiding over Paxton’s case, issued a written order Monday asking Collin County Sheriff Terry Box to not use a towel for Paxton’s jail booking photo. A spokesman with the Collin County Sheriff’s Office had...
  • Cash-strapped Rick Santorum campaign reshuffles staff

    08/04/2015 4:26:06 PM PDT · by iowamark · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/4/15 | Katie Glueck
    Several top staffers have left Rick Santorum’s campaign to create a new super PAC, a move spurred by the cash-strapped candidate’s anemic fundraising. Campaign manager Terry Allen, Iowa state coordinator Jon Jones and digital strategist Steve Hilliard — Allen’s son-in-law — departed several weeks ago, leaving the winner of the 2012 Iowa caucuses without a campaign manager and raising questions about whether Santorum can last until Iowa votes on Feb. 1 next year... The former Pennsylvania senator had among the worst fundraising hauls of the entire presidential field, raising only about $600,000 and spending about 60 percent of that in...
  • NYC to put $500K into opening job centers for day laborers

    08/04/2015 4:21:47 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 19 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 08/04/2015 | Erin Durkin
    The city will kick in half a million dollars to open and expand job centers for day laborers, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said Monday. The centers serve as hiring halls for mostly immigrant laborers who have traditionally gathered on street corners waiting for work, instead providing a safe spot where contractors can show up to hire people for construction, roofing, and other jobs. The $500,000 grant will go towards expanding an existing center in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, and opening new ones in Queens and Staten Island.
  • Empire State Building’s $1M Cecil the lion display outrages ‘Black Lives Matter’ supporters

    08/04/2015 4:18:58 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 87 replies
    Washington Times ^ | AUgust 5, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    he Empire State Building’s projection of Cecil the lion and other endangered animals is being criticized for ignoring the “Black Lives Matter” movement. Along with Cecil, whose illegal killing sparked an international uproar, a snow leopard, tigers, lemurs and various snakes, birds and sea creatures were projected onto the building using 40 projectors, CNN reported.
  • Assyrian Christian Woman Shares Story of Captivity by Islamic State

    08/04/2015 4:15:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | Thursday, Jul. 30, 2015 | Gaja Pellegrini-Bettoli
    In this interview with Al-Monitor, a Christian Assyrian woman recounts her experience of being kidnapped by Islamic State militants.They were kidnapped by the Islamic State on Feb. 23 in the governorate of Hasakah, Syria. A total of 253 Assyrian Christians, from 35 different villages along the Khabur River. A small group of 23 elderly individuals were released March 1, allegedly due to their age. Among the sources who spoke to Al-Monitor on condition of anonymity, the exact number of those initially abducted varies slightly. Since then, little more has been learned about the fate of those who are still...
  • Jeb Bush’s ad-lib offers Dems another gift

    08/04/2015 4:07:10 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/4/15 | Eli Stokols
    Another ill-advised ad lib from Jeb Bush, another opportunity for Democrats. Looking to curry favor with religious conservatives at the outset of a competitive primary fight, Bush on Tuesday repeated his call to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood — and then he went even further, questioning the amount of government support for women’s health programs generally. The Romneyesque unforced error drew a fast and furious backlash from Democrats, causing Bush to backtrack almost immediately and to acknowledge that he “misspoke.” The controversial comment came as Bush started to acknowledge the importance of federal funding for some women’s health programs,...
  • Democrat Senators Push "CECIL ACT" To Ban Import Of Trophy Animals

    08/04/2015 4:03:02 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 38 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 4, 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    Amid the anti-trophy hunting hysteria sweeping certain parts of the country following the death of Cecil the Lion, Democrat senators have introduced the Conserving Ecosystems by Ceasing the Importation of Large (CECIL) Animal Trophies Act.
  • 5 Killed in Fresh Adamawa Attack (Boko Haram)

    08/04/2015 3:45:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Pulse (Nigeria) ^ | 8/4 | 'Jola Sotubo
    The attack was confirmed by state lawmaker, Emmanuel Tsamdu, who said that residents of the area had been trained to repel further attacks.About five people have been killed in Adamawa State following an attack by terrorist sect, Boko Haram. The incident is said to have occurred on Sunday, August 2, 2015 in Kobachwa village in the Madagali area of the state. The attack was confirmed by state lawmaker, Emmanuel Tsamdu, who said that residents of the area had been trained to repel further attacks. “It is from these hideouts in the surrounding mountains which dots its landscape that the insurgents...
  • NEMO police officer arrested for threatening daughter with gun

    08/04/2015 3:45:15 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 8 replies
    wgem.com ^ | 8/4/2015 | WGEM Staff
    A part-time Kahoka, Missouri, police officer was arrested Sunday afternoon after threatening her daughter with a handgun, according to court documents. Michele D. Miller, 42, of Memphis, Missouri, is charged with misdemeanor domestic assault. She was released from jail after posting a $2,500 cash-only bond. Court documents state police were called to Miller's residence at 2:45 p.m. after being notified of a dispute with a gun involved. Miller's daughter, who Memphis Police Chief Bill Holland said was a teenager, told police that Miller had returned from a float trip Sunday and was upset that chores were not completed. She said...
  • Hillary Clinton Criticizes Jeb Bush Remarks on Women’s Health (He later said he misspoke)

    08/04/2015 3:28:05 PM PDT · by maggief · 13 replies
    Time ^ | August 4, 2015 | Elizabeth Dias
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  • Exclusive-Donald Trump: I Hope Debate Stays On "High Level" But If They Go Negative (Shorten)

    08/04/2015 3:08:22 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 4, 2015 | Mathew Boyle
    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Billionaire businessman and 2016 GOP frontrunner Donald Trump is ready to rumble with his debate moderators and fellow GOP candidates if things get rough in Cleveland, Ohio, at the first debate moderated by the Fox News Channel on Thursday night.
  • See the 10 Republicans Who Qualified for the Fox News Primetime Debate

    08/04/2015 3:06:56 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 64 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Aug , 4 , 2015 | Fox News
    Bret Baier just announced the ten presidential candidates who qualified for the Fox News-Facebook Republican debate Thursday night in Cleveland. Here is the full lineup: 1. Donald Trump 2. Jeb Bush 3. Scott Walker 4. Mike Huckabee 5. Ben Carson 6. Ted Cruz 7. Marco Rubio 8. Rand Paul 9. Chris Christie 10. John Kasich
  • HILLARY CLINTON, CHAMPION OF THE LITTLE PEOPLE, MADE $20M PER YEAR

    08/04/2015 3:05:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 8.3.15 | Emily Zanotti
    While everyone was distracted with her emails (nothing very exciting dropped this time around, sorry), Hillary Clinton also released her tax returns. Thanks, in part, to a breakneck routine of speeches, earning her around $50M, the self-described "Champion of the Poor" earned a whopping $139 million between 2007 and 2014, or around $20 million per year. That certainly puts her well within the 1% - ahead, even, of other champions of the poor like Elizabeth Warren (D-$8.5M Net Worth) - and well out of reach of most Americans who, shockingly, cannot subsist on giving speeches to large groups of people...
  • Home > Politics Donald Trump Turns His Cellphone Voicemail Into a Campaign Ad

    08/04/2015 2:58:55 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 4, 2015 | JOHN SANTUCCI
    Donald Trump has turned the tables on Gawker. After the online site released one of Donald Trump’s cellphone numbers, the GOP presidential candidate changed his voicemail this morning. “Hi, this is Donald Trump and I’m running for the presidency of the United States of America,” he says on the recording. “With your help and support, together we can make America truly great again! Visit me at twitter @realDonaldTrump and check out my campaign website at www.donaldtrump.com Hope to see you on the campaign trail, we’re going to do it!” Thank you @gawker! Call me on my cellphone 917.756.8000 and listen...