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  • Ukraine President appoints ex-Georgia leader Saakashvili (as Odessa) Governor

    05/30/2015 9:43:00 AM PDT · by tcrlaf
    Yahoo/AFP ^ | 5-30-2015 | Maria Tymoshchuk
    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Saturday appointed fiercely pro-Western former Georgian leader Mikheil Saakashvili, who once fought a war with Russia, as governor of the strategic Odessa region. Poroshenko made the announcement at a televised event in the Black Sea port alongside the reformist Saakashvili, calling the ex-Georgian president a "great friend of Ukraine". "There remain a large number of problems in Odessa: preserving sovereignty, territorial integrity, independence and peace," Poroshenko said. SNIP---- Saakashvili is replacing millionaire Igor Palitsa in the post, a close ally of banking magnate Igor Kolomoisky who has been at loggerheads with Poroshenko over control of...
  • Houthi rebels in Yemen are holding multiple Americans prisoner

    05/30/2015 9:19:13 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 7 replies
    WaPo ^ | 5/29/15 | Greg Miller and Adam Goldman
    The rebel group that has seized power in Yemen has taken at least four U.S. citizens prisoner, according to U.S. officials who said that efforts to secure the Americans’ release have faltered. One of the prisoners had been cleared for release in recent days only to have that decision reversed by members of the Houthi rebellion that toppled the U.S.-backed government earlier this year and now controls most levers of power in Yemen.
  • UKRAINE: Scathing Report Says Russia At War With Ukraine, Putin Lying

    A Washington-based think tank on international affairs has released a scathing report on Russia's "direct military intervention" in eastern Ukraine, concluding that President Vladimir Putin has led his country into war and lied about it. The report by the Atlantic Council also charges that Putin is using the decrease in hostilities that has followed a February cease-fire deal to reinforce Russian-backed rebels with troops and weaponry in order "to prepare for the next stage of fighting." At the same time, the Atlantic Council researchers say, "the Kremlin is building its case that forces engaged in any future outbreaks of fighting...
  • Obama Administration's New EPA Rules Expand Control Over All Waterways

    05/30/2015 9:02:39 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 6 replies
    The New American ^ | 29 May 2015 | Warren Mass
    In a White House statement released on May 26, President Obama stated: “I called on the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to clear up the confusion and uphold our basic duty to protect these vital [water] resources.”Obama went on the explain that the two federal bodies will provide businesses and industry with the “clarity and certainty” they need to determine which waters are protected by the Clean Water Act, and ensure that polluters “can be held accountable.”During a “press gaggle” the next day aboard Air Force One, AP’s White House press correspondent Darlene Superville asked...
  • UKRAINE: Hiding in Plain Sight

    05/30/2015 8:57:37 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 2 replies
    Atlantic Council ^ | May 27,2015 | Maksymilian Czuperski, John Herbst, Eliot Higgins, Alina Polyakova, and Damon Wilson
    Russia is at war with Ukraine. Russian citizens and soldiers are fighting and dying in a war of their government's own making. Russian President Vladimir Putin continues to deny Russian involvement in the fighting, but the evidence is overwhelming and indisputable. Drawing upon open source information, Hiding in Plain Sight: Putin's War in Ukraine provides irrefutable evidence of direct Russian military involvement in eastern Ukraine. This report, the result of an Atlantic Council Working Group launched to examine direct Russian military involvement in Ukraine, has five key findings: Satellite images confirm the movement of Russian troops and camp buildups along...
  • Woo hoo!! Closing in on the yellow!! Let's go, FReepers!! We can do this!! [FReepathon LX]

    05/30/2015 8:56:37 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 18 replies
    Woo hoo!! Closing in on the yellow!! Let's go, FReepers!! We can do this!! We need to wrap this baby up within the next few days. If you have not yet made your donation, please do so today. FR is funded solely by contributions made by the liberty loving patriots who enjoy and use it. We are beholden to no political party. No advertisers, no outsiders, no sugar daddies, no corporate string pullers. This means no commercial ads. No annoying pop-ups. No ad tracking. No mail campaigns. No spam. No one trying to control us. Definitely no government subsidies or...
  • Democrat cries ‘ugly’ about abortion bill changes

    05/30/2015 8:53:37 AM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    charlotteobserver.com ^ | May 27, 2015 | J. Andrew Curliss
    Republicans in the state Senate have added provisions to an abortion bill that are drawing strong criticism from a key Democrat in the Senate. The bill has already passed the House and would extend the waiting period for abortions from 24 hours to 72 hours. The purpose is to give women more time to consider the decision in the hope it will lead to fewer abortions. The proposal, House Bill 465, passed the House in a 74-45 vote last month. Now, in the Senate, a substitute bill is set for discussion on Wednesday. That substitute abortion bill now includes language...
  • Malaysia's Human Trafficking Problem Could Slow Fast Track to TPP

    05/30/2015 8:49:16 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 7 replies
    The New American ^ | 28 May 2015 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    As Congress and the president prepare to hand over American sovereignty to a board of international bureaucrats as mandated by a super-secret trade agreement, one of the partners in that pact might have a problem that could prove troublesome.As reported by several major media outlets this week, the U.S.’s Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) partner Malaysia has a substantial problem with human trafficking that may force President Obama and his congressional co-conspirators to pump the brakes on the fast track to passage of the agreement.On May 25, CBS News reported that Malaysian officials uncovered “139 suspected graves in abandoned camps used by...
  • 3rd Navy sailor guilty in case of women recorded in showers

    05/30/2015 8:37:47 AM PDT · by pabianice · 14 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 5/30/15 | Bynum
    KINGS BAY NAVAL SUBMARINE BASE, Ga. — A submarine sailor was sentenced Friday to 15 days in a Navy brig after he pleaded guilty to failing to alert superiors when fellow crew member showed him videos of female trainees undressing for showers. Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon McGarity was the third sailor to plead guilty this week to charges related to the secret recording of female officers and midshipmen aboard the USS Wyoming. His punishment also included a two-grade reduction in rank and forfeiture of two-thirds of his pay for a month. McGarity, a missile technician, told the officer presiding...
  • and Paul: 'I will force the expiration' of the PATRIOT Act

    05/30/2015 8:34:50 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/30/2015 | Manu Raju
    Rand Paul plans to force the expiration of the PATRIOT Act Sunday by refusing to allow Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to expedite debate on a key surveillance bill. In a statement to POLITICO Saturday, Paul warned that he would not consent to any efforts to pass either an extension of current law or the USA Freedom Act, a reform bill passed overwhelmingly by the House earlier this month.
  • EPA fighting global warming by reducing food supply

    05/30/2015 8:19:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/30/2015 | Newsmachete
    The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday released a much-delayed proposal for the amount of biofuel that must be blended into conventional vehicle fuel. The proposal, which would become final by the end of November, would set levels for last year at what producers actually made but increase the total volume of renewable fuel required by 1.5 billion gallons, roughly 9 percent, by the end of 2016. That would bring the volume to 17.4 billion gallons[.]
  • The New Nationwide Crime Wave

    05/30/2015 8:13:51 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 30 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 29, 2015 | HEATHER MAC DONALD
    he nation’s two-decades-long crime decline may be over. Gun violence in particular is spiraling upward in cities across America. In Baltimore, the most pressing question every morning is how many people were shot the previous night. Gun violence is up more than 60% compared with this time last year, according to Baltimore police, with 32 shootings over Memorial Day weekend. May has been the most violent month the city has seen in 15 years. In Milwaukee, homicides were up 180% by May 17 over the same period the previous year. Through April, shootings in St. Louis were up 39%, robberies...
  • Bernie Sanders wrote an essay saying that women fantasize about rape

    05/30/2015 7:52:00 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 21 replies
    NY POST ^ | May 29, 2015 | Marisa Schultz
    WASHINGTON — Just as Sen. Bernie Sanders’ progressive presidential challenge to Hillary Clinton is gaining steam, an old essay of his has surfaced in which he says women fantasize “being raped by 3 men simultaneously.” “A man goes home and masturbates his typical fantasy. A woman on her knees, a woman tied up, a woman abused,” Sanders, 73, wrote in 1972 for an alternative newspaper called the Vermont Freeman. “A woman enjoys intercourse with her man — as she fantasizes being raped by 3 men simultaneously.” In another part of the article he wrote: “Do you know why the newspapers...
  • Ben Carson Among Top Five Republican Contenders Tied for Lead, New Poll Says

    05/30/2015 7:50:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/30/2015 | Anugrah Kumar
    Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson talks to pastors and community leaders during a meeting at the Bilingual Church in Baltimore, Maryland, May 7, 2015. No clear front-runner has emerged in the Republican field for 2016 in a new Quinnipiac University poll, which shows former neurosurgeon Ben Carson as one of the top five finishers, each with 10-percent support. The top five contenders are former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, apart from Carson, according to the national survey conducted May 19-26 among 1,711 voters across the country....
  • Dave Sweet dies at 86; father of the modern foam surfboard

    05/30/2015 7:48:07 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 5 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 29 05 2015 | By ELAINE WOO
    The first time Dave Sweet went surfing, in 1945, he was 16 and his wooden board weighed more than he did. A decade later, he was launching a revolution that would turn those bulky boards into relics. Sweet, who played a pioneering role in introducing the foam surfboard that transformed the sport and helped propel it into the mainstream, died of renal failure May 18 at the Veterans Affairs West Los Angeles Medical Center, said his son, Greg Sweet. He was 86. The development and marketing of the foam surfboard has often been credited to Orange County surf entrepreneurs Hobie...
  • Tense standoff outside US mosque over Mohammad cartoon protest

    05/30/2015 7:45:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    AP Via Yahoo News ^ | 05/30/2015
    Phoenix (AFP) - Anti-Islam protesters -- some of them heavily armed -- faced off against religious rights demonstrators outside a US mosque, in a tense but peaceful standoff. About 200 demonstrators from each group stood outside the mosque in Phoenix, Arizona, where a biker crew had said they would hold a Mohammed cartoon contest. Dozens of officers lined up between the two sets of protesters, using yellow police tape to separate them near the gates of the Islamic Community Center mosque in north Phoenix. "Stop Islam" was among the slogans on placards held by bearded bikers, one of whom wore...
  • Martin O'Malley sets sights on Hillary Clinton

    05/30/2015 7:43:38 AM PDT · by VinL · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/30/2015 | Dan Merica
    Martin O'Malley will launch his presidential campaign Saturday with an appeal to the party's progressive base that he hopes will upend the conventional wisdom that Hillary Clinton is destined to clinch the Democratic nomination. The former Maryland governor will unveil his campaign in Baltimore, the city where he was once mayor -- a role that is central to his political persona. But his Baltimore credentials could become more of a challenge than he initially thought after a riot erupted in the city in April. Perhaps O'Malley's biggest challenge is finding a way to dent the Clinton political machine while also...
  • CAIR Officials Want to Honor Muslim Terrorists Instead of American Soldiers

    05/30/2015 7:42:23 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 9 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 5/28/2015 | Michael Ware
    As our country slides further and further down the rat hole, there is little that surprises me. There are people in the White House and Congress who hate our country and its founding document. There are those who are seeking to destroy our values and the Church. However, the fact that there are people breathing free in America that are pulling for the terrorists is something unexpected. Top Right News reports: As nearly all Americans come together on Memorial Day to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for the country's freedom and safety, two CAIR officials spent the holiday...
  • Travel ban for The 'Taliban 5' ends Sunday

    05/30/2015 7:40:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/30/2015 | Rick Moran
    The 5 Taliban prisoners exchanged for accused deserter Bo Bergdahl will be able to travel anywhere in the world unless the US and Qatar can come to an agreement about their continued stay in the Gulf country. The agreement that led to the terrorist's release banned them from traveling outside of Qatar and also stipulated certain survellance procedures that Qatar must follow. Despite all of that, at least one of the prisoners made contact with the Taliban earlier this year. CNN: A diplomatic source told CNN early Friday evening that U.S. and Qatari officials will have a final, decisive...
  • Taiwan’s Remarkable Transition: The Country China Could Become

    05/30/2015 7:36:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/30/2015 | by JOSH GELERNTER
    Over the last year at NRO, I’ve written four or five times about human-rights abuses in China and the Chinese threat to Taiwan. A few weeks ago Taiwan’s foreign ministry invited me to come have a look at their country as part of press tour. I went for a week, and I’ve just come back. Taiwan is a beautiful country; every inch of land that doesn’t have something built on it is covered by thicker forest than I’ve ever seen in the U.S. The mountains that cover about two-thirds of the island look very much the way they do in...
  • Baltimore's $20 Million Federally Financed Riots

    05/30/2015 6:30:59 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 28 replies
    Investors.com ^ | 05/28/2015
    Baltimore's $20 Million Federally Financed Riots 05/28/2015 Accountability: After encouraging rioters to lay waste to Baltimore, the city's mayor now says she's confident she can get Uncle Sam to pay for the damage. What is this, the new age of federally financed riots? One month after the race riots that trashed Baltimore, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said that the city would apply for a $20 million Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant to replenish the "rainy day fund" being used to pay for cleanup and police overtime costs in the wake of the mayhem that she herself is on record as...
  • Adriana Cohen: Rand grandstands on GOP brand

    05/30/2015 6:30:22 AM PDT · by Adriana Cohen News · 3 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | May 30, 2015 | Adiana Cohen
    Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul needs to Etch A Sketch his political strategy pronto. Anyone who thinks that trash-talking your own party will win over voters in a very crowded presidential field needs to be sent packing. Paul has given media interviews saying the GOP brand “sucks.” And in a thinly veiled slap at his fellow Senate Republicans, he has said, “These barnacled enablers have never met a war they didn’t like.” If that’s not bad enough, he’s now blaming the hawks in his party for ISIS. Never mind 9/11 and all the Democrats who voted for the War in...
  • A Surprising New Source of American Jobs: China

    05/30/2015 6:17:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 05/30/2015 | By ZOË BAIRD and EMILY PARKER
    The 2016 presidential-campaign season will bring all sorts of familiar proposals to create jobs in the U.S., but candidates who really understand today’s global economy should highlight a more surprising possible engine of new employment for Americans: China. China’s middle class continues to grow, reaching an estimated 630 million people by 2022. Those consumers want better health care, world-class education and a cleaner environment. China itself will eventually be able to provide those services, but meanwhile, the Internet makes it possible for China to create and sustain American jobs. Take health care. In 1994, a Chinese university student named Zhu...
  • Earthquake: 5.5 quake strikes near Brooktrails

    05/30/2015 5:55:30 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 4 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | May 30, 2015 | QUAKEBOT
    A shallow magnitude 5.5 earthquake was reported Saturday morning seven miles from Brooktrails, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 4:33 a.m. PDT at a depth of 23.6 miles.
  • Powerful earthquake strikes off eastern Japan; no tsunami threat

    05/30/2015 5:38:27 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 8 replies
    ABC ^ | 05/30/15
    A magnitude 7.8 earthquake has struck 194 kilometres off Japan's coast, according to United States Geological Survey (USGS), but there were no immediate reports of damage, public broadcaster NHK said. The quake, which hit off Japan's Bonin Islands, reportedly rocked buildings in Tokyo as it built in intensity about 8:30pm local time (9:30pm AEST). The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said: "There is no tsunami threat because the earthquake is located too deep inside the earth." The USGS reported the epicentre was approximately 874 kilometres south of Tokyo in the Pacific Ocean, while the Japan Meteorological Agency said the earthquake had...
  • THANKS TO #BLACKLIVESMATTER, MORE BLACK PEOPLE ARE NOW BEING KILLED IN BALTIMORE

    05/30/2015 5:03:18 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 48 replies
    Truth Alerts ^ | 5/29/2015 | Paul J Watson
    Thanks to last month’s riots and looting, which were advocated by many corners of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, more black people are dying in Baltimore as a result of massively reduced police patrols and criminals feeling more emboldened. The city is currently undergoing its deadliest month in 15 years, with a 31-year-old woman and a young boy becoming the 37th and 38th homicide victims. “It’s so bad, people are afraid to let their kids outside,” Baltimore resident Antoinette Perrine Perrine, whose brother was recently shot, told CBS. “People wake up with shots through their windows. Police used to sit on every...
  • Child sex abuse claims shake UN as revelations continue

    05/30/2015 4:48:38 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 24 replies
    MSN ^ | 5/30/2015 | Cara Ana
    UNITED NATIONS — The boys said they approached the French soldiers because they were hungry. Some were so young that they didn't quite understand the acts the soldiers demanded in return. One boy, 8 or 9 years old, said he did it several times to the same soldier, "until one day an older kid saw him and told him what he was doing was bad." Another boy, 9, said he thought the soldiers had been urinating. United Nations investigators heard such stories of sexual abuse from several boys in May and June 2014 in Central African Republic, where French soldiers...
  • Obama: 'Pass the USA Freedom Act now'

    05/30/2015 4:45:25 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/30/2015 | Mark Hensch
    President Obama pressured the Senate on Saturday to immediately authorize the USA Freedom Act. “Today, I’m calling on Americans to join me in speaking with one voice to the Senate,” Obama said in his weekly address. “Put the politics aside,” he said. “Put our national security first. Pass the USA Freedom Act — now.”
  • First the Obamaphones, now the Obama ‘net

    05/30/2015 4:30:57 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 12 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | 5/28/2015 | Ben Bullard
    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is expected to present a new proposal that would extend subsidies to low-income Americans who want to get online. The five-member commission, which is directed by three Democrats and two Republicans, intends to expand the current “Lifeline” program, which subsidizes income-eligible residents’ cellphone bills, to also encompass billing for Internet service. The plan dovetails philosophically with the FCC’s recent net neutrality proposal, which regards the Internet not as a luxury but as a necessity. By elevating it to a utility, the commission can argue that low-income Americans who can’t afford to pay for Internet access...
  • Charity Gave $500K to Clinton Foundation for Bill to Accept Award from Supermodel

    05/30/2015 3:33:49 AM PDT · by lbryce · 16 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 29, 2015 | Andrew Stiles
    A charity run by Czech supermodel Petra Nemcova donated $500,000 to the Clinton Foundation in 2014 after Bill Clinton agreed to accept a lifetime achievement award from the organization. The New York Times reports [emphasis added]: To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, Petra Nemcova, a Czech model who survived the disaster by clinging to a palm tree, decided to pull out all the stops for the annual fund-raiser of her school-building charity, the Happy Hearts Fund. She booked Cipriani 42nd Street, which greeted guests with Bellini cocktails on silver trays. She flew in Sheryl Crow...
  • No Time for Hillary Scandals -- Every Reporter Everywhere Is Covering the Dennis Hastert Indictment

    05/30/2015 2:19:16 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    Following a Chicago grand jury’s decision to indict former House speaker Dennis Hastert on charges that he violated federal banking laws by paying $3.5 million to an unnamed person to cover up “past misconduct,” rumors have abounded about what exactly that misconduct might be. The Washington Post reports now that Hastert “was trying to cover up decades-old allegations that he sexually molested a male victim to whom he recently paid hush money in violation of federal banking laws, according to a federal law enforcement official briefed on the case.” The misconduct, according to the unnamed source, dates from Hastert’s days...
  • Why Did Twitter Ban Chuck C. Johnson?

    05/29/2015 11:31:21 PM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 5 replies
    Slate ^ | May 28, 2015 | Amanda Hess
    On Saturday, Chuck C. Johnson invited his Twitter followers to send some money his way so that he could focus on his latest project: “taking out” the civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson. Johnson is a 26-year-old California man who has been described as “Twitter’s most infamous right-wing troll” (Mother Jones), a “digital Darth Vader” (Politico), “your least favorite person” (the Washington Post), and “mood slime” (the New York Times). He is best known for outing the subject at the center of the discredited Rolling Stone UVA story, publishing the home addresses of New York Times Ferguson reporters Julie Bosman and...
  • Arizona State has doubled tuition, finds $500K to give to Clintons

    05/30/2015 12:18:01 AM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 5/28/15 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    While Arizona State University has almost doubled its tuition over the past 10 years amid claims that it needs more state money, the school somehow had the funds to give half a million dollars to the Clinton Foundation. According to The Arizona Republic, the public university paid $500,000 to the Clinton Foundation to host the former president-Bill Clinton; former-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; and their daughter, Chelsea, during a Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) event in 2014. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Bill’s wife, is the current front-runner for the Democratic nomination for the 2016 presidential race. Mark...
  • Judge sets trial for RICO claims against Clintons

    05/29/2015 11:33:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    WND ^ | 5/29/15
    A federal judge in Florida has scheduled a trial for January for a case charging Bill and Hillary Clinton with RICO violations. **SNIP** According to Klayman, the Clintons, through mail and wire fraud and false statements, misappropriated documents which he was entitled to receive and possess under the Freedom of Information Act regarding Hillary Clinton’s involvement in releasing Israeli war and cyber-warfare plans and practices. Hillary Clinton orchestrated this release to harm and thwart Israeli plans to preemptively attack Iranian nuclear sites to stop the Islamic nation’s march to producing atomic weapons, according to Klayman. The claim also explains Klayman...
  • Lightning in Cup Final, to play Ducks or Blackhawks

    05/29/2015 8:44:50 PM PDT · by mkleesma · 39 replies
    NHL.com ^ | 5/29/2015 | David Satriano
    The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the New York Rangers 2-0 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final on Friday to advance to the Stanley Cup Final for the second time. The Lightning, who won the best-of-7 series 4-3, either will host the Chicago Blackhawks, who have won the Stanley Cup twice in the past five seasons, or visit the Anaheim Ducks, who won it in 2007, in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday (8 p.m. ET; NBC). Tampa Bay defeated the Calgary Flames in seven games to win the 2004 Stanley Cup.
  • Comer Concedes, McConnell Congratulates Bevin on GOP Primary Win

    05/29/2015 8:40:24 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 15 replies
    River City News ^ | 5/29/15 | Staff Report
    Ten days after a photo finish in the GOP primary for Kentucky governor, the race is officially decided. After a statewide re-canvass by county clerks, Louisville businessman Matt Bevin held on to his narrow 83-vote margin of victory and current Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer conceded the race. "After much prayer and consideration, I have decided to forgo a vote recount and concede to Matt Bevin," Comer said in a statement Friday. "Within minutes of receiving the re-canvass results, I called Matt Bevin to concede and congratulate him on a hard fought victory. Many of you have encouraged me to...
  • Dennis Hastert and the Illinois Combine

    Did Denny Hastert, former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, really think he could get away with it? He must have. He kept paying and paying, until the FBI came knocking, asking about all that cash he was withdrawing from his bank accounts. And you know the rest. Whether you consider it hush money to cover up sexual misconduct when he was a teacher and coach, or an attempt to right what he considered to be the wrongs of his past, there's one thing we do know:
  • All 8 women fail Ranger School: Some Rangers say standards should change

    05/29/2015 8:29:09 PM PDT · by centurion316 · 87 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | May 29, 2015 | Anne Mulrine
    On Friday, the Army is expected to announce that all the women who attempted to graduate from Ranger School had officially failed to meet the standards, according to a military source. Ranger School, which grooms the Army’s most elite special operations fighting force, opened its doors to women for the first time this year. Eight of the 20 women who originally entered the school's first co-ed class were allowed to recycle through the program after they fell out in their first go-round. The Friday announcement will confirm that this happened again. To many, this means the system is working as...
  • FNN: Free Speech Rally at Phoenix Mosque

    05/29/2015 7:30:58 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 60 replies
    Fox 10 Phoenix ^ | May 29 | Fox News AZ
    LIVE: Watch Protesters at Phoenix Mosque,
  • Disaster Relief Sending Supplies to Flood Areas

    05/29/2015 7:26:21 PM PDT · by Maudeen · 4 replies
    North American Mission Board ^ | Friday, May 29, 2015 | NAMB
    Baptists offering training for proper cleanup and mold removal of flooded properties Oklahoma hangs on as heavy rain continues to soak region Southern Baptist volunteers on hold to help flooded Houston Texas governor pledges to pray for flood victims; disaster relief volunteers mobilized
  • French Defense Minister: 8 FREMM For The Navy Followed by 5 New Generation FTI Frigates

    05/29/2015 7:08:06 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 29 May 2015
    French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian detailed the naval part of the update to the French Military Planning Law today on a naval base in Brittany. The French Navy will receive 8 FREMM Frigates in total (while 11 of them were originally planned) and a new generation of frigates: the FTI (Frégate de Taille Intermédiaire or Midsize Frigate) which will start being delivered in 2023 for a total of 5 hulls. French Navy FREMM Frigate Provence arrives to Toulon naval base for the first time. Picture: Y.Bisson©Marine Nationale French Defense Minister explained during his speech today that the delivery of...
  • A second person accused Hastert of sexual abuse, official says

    05/29/2015 7:06:44 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 92 replies
    LATimes ^ | 5-29-2015 | Richard A. Serrano
    dicted former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was paying a former student from Yorkville, Ill., to conceal his alleged sexual abuse of the youth that took place while Hastert was a teacher and wrestling coach at a high school there, federal law enforcement officials said Friday. A top official, who would not be identified speaking about the federal charges in Chicago, said investigators also spoke with a second person who raised similar allegations that corroborated what the student said. The second person was not being paid by Hastert, the official said. Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert indicted Federal prosecutors have announced...
  • Cruz captures conservative Jewish hearts at NY gala, including Adelson’s

    05/29/2015 6:58:19 PM PDT · by VinL · 22 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 5/29/2015 | Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt |
    “He sounds like a Jew,” someone muttered at a nearby table as Ted Cruz gave his address. Last night, presidential hopefuls Ted Cruz and Chris Christie addressed over a thousand Jewish New Yorkers of Jewish Values International Awards Gala... Despite the long cast of characters present (Senator Bob Menendez, Christie, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, magnate Sheldon Adelson.... it was Cruz who stole the show, by far..... When Cruz got on stage, for a moment the room shifted into a political rally more than a charity dinner: Cruz walked around the podium, without notes, and gave an impassioned address which...
  • The Clinton Crime Family Fraud

    05/29/2015 6:28:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: In the meantime, there's a little story here at PJ Media: "I just thought I’d contribute a detail to the latest news about the Clintons’ byzantine financial arrangements, specifically the limited-liability company Bill Clinton used to channel his 'consulting' profits." This is something we learned yesterday, he's got a shell corporation, a pass-through, and he was using that to hide money. He was using that to shelter money. He started a consulting business, in addition to everything else, the Crime Family Foundation, the Clinton Library and Massage Parlor, the charitable foundation, all these things, he then added a consultancy...
  • Complaint: Tea-Party-targeting DOJ attorneys now work for White House, no taxpayer safeguards...

    05/29/2015 6:50:38 PM PDT · by blueyon · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 05/28/15 | Barbara Boland
    "Complaint: Tea-Party-targeting DOJ attorneys now work for White House, no taxpayer safeguards in place" Tax Division attorneys from the Department of Justice, some of whom worked directly on the IRS' illegal targeting of Tea Party groups, are now giving legal advice to the White House with no safeguards to prevent the abuse of private taxpayer information, says a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court of D.C. by a watchdog group. Cause of Action, a nonprofit government accountability group, filed the complaint against the DOJ and the IRS after both government agencies refused to respond to Freedom of Information Act...
  • Ex-U.S. lawmaker Hastert aimed to hide sexual misconduct with male: L.A. Times

    05/29/2015 6:39:31 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 66 replies
    reuters.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | Will Dunham and Tom Polansek
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest, during his daily briefing, declined to comment specifically on the allegations against Hastert but said, "There's nobody here who derives any pleasure from reading about the former speaker's legal troubles at this point."
  • Silk Road mastermind Ulbricht sentenced

    05/29/2015 6:37:18 PM PDT · by pluvmantelo · 8 replies
    InfoWorld ^ | May 29 2015 | Joab Jackson
    The creator and chief operator of the Silk Road has been sentenced to two life sentences in jail for running the online drug marketplace, which federal prosecutors estimated facilitated the sales of more than $213 million worth of drugs and other unlawful goods between 2011 and 2013. The life sentences are to be served concurrently, along with a five-year sentence for hacking and twenty years for money laundering. The government is also seeking $183 million from Ulbricht based on the profits he made.
  • Women continue boosting sales in local gun market (IL)

    05/29/2015 6:35:24 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 4 replies
    QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) - After a 136 percent increase from 1999-2014, when the number of Americans with a concealed carry permit rose past 11.1 million, gun sales continue to be on the up-and-up. A trend that has remained parallel to those numbers has been the number of women purchasing guns and obtaining carry permits. Locally, those stats appear to match national trends.
  • Communist Party Member Faces Trial For Siding With Islamic Terrorists

    05/29/2015 6:02:21 PM PDT · by drpix · 8 replies
    progressivestoday.com ^ | May 23, 2015 | P.W. Adams
    While the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) openly supports the Obama administration, and is happily welcomed by the Progressive movement here in the United States, in other countries members of the Communist Party brethren are openly supporting Islamic terrorists. The Prauge Post reports that a member of the Czech Communist Party is facing trial after celebrating online the deaths of Czech soldiers who were killed by the Taliban... ...Coincidentally the CPUSA has regularly spoken out against the War on Terror.
  • 2016 Presidential Hopefuls Worker-Protection Immigration Grade Cards

    05/29/2015 5:32:13 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 8 replies
    numbersusa.com ^ | Updated: 05/26/15 | Staff
    WHAT DO THESE GRADES MEASURE? For the most part, candidates are being measured by the recommendations and principles of the bi-partisan U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform which favored an immigration system that protects the interests of American wage-earners (both U.S.-born and foreign-born). Commission members were chosen by leaders of each party in the Senate and House, with Chairwoman Barbara Jordan appointed by Pres. Bill Clinton. UPDATED WEEKLY: Every week, we add statements by candidates that modify or add texture to a candidate's stances. Then, each category rating and grade is re-calculated weekly. WHAT ARE WE MISSING? Are you aware of...