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  • Migrants protest in Budapest as Hungary blocks westbound travel for second day, EU vows action

    09/02/2015 10:47:49 AM PDT · by McGruff · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 02, 2015
    Hundreds of migrants chanted defiant slogans outside Budapest's main international railway station Wednesday as Hungarian police blocked them for a second day from seeking asylum in Germany and other European Union countries. Hungary's police officials say they intend to reinforce their positions outside the Keleti terminal as the volume of migrants arriving from Serbia continues to grow hourly, with an estimated 3,000 already encamped near the station. They said officers working jointly with colleagues from Austria, Germany and Slovakia also were searching for migrants traveling illegally on other Hungarian trains
  • Cameroon involved in Central Africa ‘blood diamond’ traffic, UN says

    09/02/2015 10:33:07 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 2 replies
    Illicit trafficking of diamonds from the Central African Republic into neighbouring Cameroon is helping finance the continuation of a nearly three-year conflict, an expert panel that monitors UN sanctions has said in a confidential report. The Central African Republic (CAR) descended into chaos in March 2013 when predominantly Muslim Seleka rebels seized power, triggering reprisals by "anti-balaka" Christian militias. They drove tens of thousands of Muslims from the south into a de facto partition of the landlocked country. Although rival armed groups agreed to a peace accord in May, the conflict has continued at a lower intensity, and a transitional...
  • Jeb Bush’s Dig at Donald Trump Requires a Show of Hands

    09/02/2015 10:30:58 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/2/15 | Alan Rappeport
    Former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida made his offensive against Donald J. Trump more personal on Wednesday, highlighting his fear of germs as another reason that Republicans should reconsider their summer fling with the billionaire tycoon. “Would you rather support a candidate who strives to shake every hand everywhere or is a germaphobe when it comes to shaking hands,” Mr. Bush’s campaign asked in an online quiz intended to demonstrate Mr. Trump’s liberal views. Mr. Trump’s preference for keeping his hands clean has been well chronicled. He has called the ritual of shaking hands “barbaric” and he wrote in “The...
  • PBS News Anchor Gwen Ifill Mocks Israeli PM Netanyahu After Democrats Support Obama Iran Nuke Deal

    09/02/2015 10:23:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/2/15 | Jim Hoft
    Gwen Ifill, a star news anchor on the taxpayer funded Public Broadcasting System’s Washington Week and PBS Newshour, took to Twitter on Wednesday to mock Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. PBS News Anchor Gwen Ifill Mocks Israeli PM Netanyahu After Democrats Support Obama Iran Nuke Deal Kristinn Taylor Sep 2nd, 2015 12:10 pm 2 Comments Gwen Ifill, a star news anchor on the taxpayer funded Public Broadcasting System’s Washington Week and PBS Newshour, took to Twitter on Wednesday to mock Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Ifill retweeted an Obama administration propaganda tweet from the administration’s @TheIranDeal Twitter account that itself...
  • Obama Job Approval Down to 52% Among U.S. Union Workers [Happy Labor Day]

    09/02/2015 10:11:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Gallup ^ | 9/2/15
    Leading into this year's Labor Day holiday, 52% of U.S. union members approve of President Barack Obama's job performance, down slightly from 56% in the first quarter of 2015 and one percentage point above his personal low among this group. At the same time, the average rating of the president among those who are not union members has been flat at 46%. .....Results for this Gallup poll are based on telephone interviews conducted July 1-Aug. 30, 2015, on the Gallup U.S. Daily survey, with a random sample of 25,795 working adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S....
  • Woo hoo!! Closing in on the yellow!! Let's go, FReepers!! We can do this!! [FReepathon LXIV]

    09/02/2015 10:02:58 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 14 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 do not rely on corporate sponsors or well-heeled individuals to provide funds, because we do not want them trying to influence our direction. We do not rely on advertisers, corporate sponsors, affiliates or partners because they come with strings attached. Look how they're punishing...
  • Arby's Apologizes After Employee Reportedly Refuses to Serve Pembroke Pines Officer

    09/02/2015 9:53:34 AM PDT · by ponygirl · 40 replies
    NBC News Miami ^ | Sept. 2, 2015 | NBC News
    The head of Arby's restaurant chain has apologized to the Pembroke Pines Police Department after an employee at a local restaurant reportedly refused to serve a uniformed officer. Arby's Chief Executive Officer, Paul Brown, and Senior Vice President of Operations, Scott Boatwright, contacted PPPD Chief Dan Giustino to apologize on behalf of the organization, according to a police report. Both men assured Giustino that the employee's behavior was "unacceptable" and did not represent the company's values. Giustino accepted the apology, and the department considers the matter closed. In a Facebook post Tuesday, another officer alleged that on Monday, a fellow...
  • Crude Swap with Mexico – The Heavy and The Light

    09/02/2015 9:52:19 AM PDT · by thackney · 4 replies
    drilling info ^ | September 1, 2015 | Eric Roach
    On August 14 the Obama Administration announced that the Commerce Department would approve applications to export up to 100,000 barrels of light crude per day to Mexico in a swap arrangement for an equivalent volume of heavy crude from Mexico. This type of export has previously been available between The US and Canada, and perhaps indicates willingness to eventually repeal the crude export ban. Here’s a quick little recap and analysis of the situation. WHY IS THIS A BIG DEAL? After the 1975 oil shock, The United States banned the export of crude oil in order to stabilize the price....
  • Where Is Josh Duggar? '19 Kids And Counting’ Star ‘Missing’ From Christian Rehab, Source Says

    09/02/2015 9:44:59 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 27 replies
    International Busines Times ^ | 09/01/2015 | By Maria Vultaggio
    Former “19 Kids and Counting” star Josh Duggar went into a Christian rehab after he was exposed for cheating on wife Anna in the Ashley Madison hack, but now his whereabouts might be unknown, Radar Online reported Tuesday. Duggar reportedly entered the Reformers Unanimous treatment center, in Rockford, Illinois, which his parents publicly have supported, to treat his admitted porn addiction, but the eldest Duggar sibling has not shown up to church services and meetings mandated by the program. Duggar, 27, reportedly skipped services Sunday. “Josh definitely wasn’t there,” an anonymous source said. “It was very strange.” The self-described hypocrite...
  • Fiorina, Levin at odds over Kentucky clerk refusing to issue gay marriage licenses

    09/02/2015 9:42:55 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 25 replies
    http://www.bizpacreview.com ^ | September 2, 2015 | Carmine Sabia
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina has sided against a Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue marriage licenses for gay couples and received immediate pushback from conservative radio host Mark Levin. Appearing on the Hugh Hewitt show, Fiorina said that even though she disagrees with the Supreme Court’s ruling on same sex marriage, as a paid government employee the Rowan County clerk, Kim Davis — coincidentally an elected Democrat, must “execute the government’s will.” “I think in this particular case this woman now needs to make a decision of conscience. Is she prepared to continue to work for the...
  • Obama Gets Final Vote Needed to Protect Iran Deal

    09/02/2015 8:54:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 2, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) has given President Obama the final vote necessary to secure victory for his controversial nuclear agreement with Iran. From the AP: Senate Democrats have rallied the 34 votes they need to keep the Iran nuclear deal alive in Congress, handing President Barack Obama a major foreign policy victory. Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland became the crucial 34th vote Wednesday morning, declaring the agreement is the best way to curb Iran's nuclear ambitions. The Obama administration may have had a touch of nervousness in the past few weeks, as a couple of notable Senate Democrats brutally rejected...
  • Does Trump's Slogan 'Make America Great Again' imply that Americans stink?

    09/02/2015 9:30:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/02/2015 | NewsMachete
    Marco Rubio, almost down to zero in the polls, is trying to find ways to remain relevant in this presidential race.  He is criticizing Donald Trump's motto, "Make America Great Again," saying it disparages America and says that we are not great. In a campaign stop here in Northern Nevada on Tuesday, Mr. Rubio insisted that Mr. Trump’s claim implied that America wasn’t great, when he said nothing could be further from the truth. “I would remind everyone America is great,” Mr. Rubio continued. “There’s no nation on earth I would trade places with. There’s no other country I...
  • Trump: Iran Deal Requires U.S. Protecting Iran in Event of Israeli Strike

    09/02/2015 9:21:32 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 72 replies
    jpupdates.com ^ | Jacob Kornbluh
    Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump unleashed on Tuesday another line of attack against the Iran nuclear deal, suggesting that the Iran deal would require the United States to fight Israel on Iran’s behalf if the Jewish State strikes Iran’s nuclear facilities. In a phone interview with CNN Tuesday evening, Trump claimed that there’s “something in the Iran deal” that “people don’t understand” saying if someone attacks Iran, “we have to come to their defense.” “Does that include Israel?” Trump asked. “And most people say yes, they don’t have an exclusion for Israel. So if Israel attacks Iran, according to that...
  • 'I See A Labor Market That Is Looking Hotter And Hotter'

    09/02/2015 9:18:05 AM PDT · by blam · 18 replies
    BI ^ | 9-2-2015 | Myles Udland
    Myles UdlandSeptember 2, 2015Deutsche Bank's Torsten Slřk thinks the labor market is more than strong enough to justify interest rate hikes from the Federal Reserve In an email on Wednesday, Slřk writes that he continues to talk to clients who don't believe the US economy is anything other than weak, "not good," or on the verge of recession. But the indicators Slřk is looking at show nothing of the sort. In fact, the opposite. Last week, we highlighted charts from Slřk that showed, to him, an economy picking up steam. On Wednesday, Slřk turned his focus to the labor market,...
  • Obama Is Ignoring the Science on Climate Change

    09/02/2015 9:01:46 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 9/2/15 | Katie Tubb
    ....Obama gave a doom and gloom speech yesterday at the Global Leadership in the Arctic (GLACIER) conference in Alaska to build momentum for the U.N. climate deal in Paris this December. So far less than one third of countries have submitted plans to cut carbon dioxide emissions by the Wall Street Journal’s count. According to Obama, “Climate change is happening faster than we’re acting” and the world is facing a future of more fires, more melting, more warming, more suffering. But there are at least two major problems with his focus on global warming as he’s presented it in Alaska....
  • Jorge Ramos Uses Wall but Wants Open Borders for the Rest of Us

    09/02/2015 8:56:40 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Sep 2015 | Patrick Courrielche
    America got a first-hand look at how Mr. Trump’s deportation plan would be administered when Univision’s Jorge Ramos unwittingly volunteered to demonstrate the process at an Iowa press conference. After refusing to wait his turn in line to ask questions of the Republican presidential candidate, Mr. Trump “deported” Mr. Ramos from the press conference, then proceeded to bring him back in after he agreed to wait his turn – making Trump’s comprehensive immigration reform plan look quite feasible. For those unfamiliar with Jorge Ramos, he is the debonair host of the Hispanic news show Noticiero Univision. He’s an “anchor baby”...
  • Jeb Bush called Donald Trump a ‘germophobe.’ About that …

    09/02/2015 8:49:43 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/2/15 | Amber Phillips
    The Washington Post's Ed O'Keefe and Sean Sullivan report that Jeb Bush has finally said "game on" to Donald Trump. On Tuesday, the former Florida governor released a video attacking Trump as a closet liberal, and while in Miami, he went off in Spanish to reporters about Trump's "barbarities." Then, on Wednesday, he posted a quiz on his Web site that accused the GOP front-runner of being ... a "germophobe": -snip- In 2013, Owen described how George W. Bush would squirt Purell on his hands after most shakes. He even passed the tip on to President Obama (but not before...
  • These Hillary Clinton Emails Raise Troubling Questions

    09/02/2015 8:48:20 AM PDT · by BAW · 9 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | Sep 1, 2015 | Andrew Stiles
    Emails released by the State Department on Monday raise troubling questions about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her ability to lead the country and make it great again. Clinton, who will celebrate her 68th birthday next month, has been known to make embarrassing memory-related gaffes, and had trouble remembering the things she said and did as secretary of state, the emails show. In an email dated November 13, 2010, Hillary asked a State Department aide whether she gave an interview to a certain Lebanese newspaper, apparently after reading about it in her daily press briefing. In fact, the...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,September 2,2015

    09/02/2015 8:47:50 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 45 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | September 2, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • North Carolina lawmakers allow 'opt-out' over same-sex marriage

    09/02/2015 8:44:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06/11/2015 | MARTI MAGUIRE
    Government officials in North Carolina can refuse to perform same-sex marriages by citing religious objections under a law enacted on Thursday by the Republican-led legislature, which voted to override the governor's veto. The law protects the jobs of magistrates and other officials who refuse to perform marriages of gay couples by citing a “sincerely held religious objection.” Governor Pat McCrory, also a Republican, had said the officials who swore to defend the Constitution and perform their duties of office should not be exempt from upholding their oath. The state House of Representatives overrode his veto by reaching the three-fifths majority...
  • The main problem is not China but Obama financial regulations

    09/02/2015 8:41:08 AM PDT · by se99tp · 2 replies
    Deflationary Thoughts ^ | 09/02/2015 | Deflationary Thoughts
    What is the topic that dominates today conversations in financial circles? “It isn’t Greece, or the U.S. economy, or China…It is the lack of liquidity in the markets and what this might mean for the world economy—and their businesses. Market veterans say they have never experienced anything like it.
  • Blumenthal on Boehner: The Truth

    09/02/2015 8:31:03 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 10 replies
    http://patriotpost.us ^ | September 1, 2015 | Mark Alexander
    From the latest batch of Hillary Clinton’s emails, one notable communiqué is from Sidney Blumenthal in response to the 2010 midterm elections, when Republicans retook the House. Blumenthal wrote to Clinton, “[House Speaker John] Boehner is despised by the younger, more conservative members of the House. … He is louche, alcoholic, lazy, and without any commitment to any principle. … He is not [Newt] Gingrich, the natural leader of a ‘revolution,’ riding the crest into power. He is careworn and threadbare, banal and hollow…” The unfortunate truth is that many conservatives would have agreed with Blumenthal in 2010 and many...
  • Carly Fiorina: ‘Inappropriate’ for Kentucky Clerk to Refuse to Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

    09/02/2015 8:30:34 AM PDT · by xzins · 155 replies
    CNS ^ | September 2, 2015 | Melanie Hunter
    GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina told the Hugh Hewitt show on Tuesday that it was “inappropriate” for a Kentucky clerk to refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. “Given the role that she’s playing, given the fact that the government is paying her salary, I think that is not appropriate. Now that’s my personal opinion,” said Fiorina. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, an elected official, vowed not to resign Tuesday under threat of fines and jail time after deciding not to issue marriage licenses to any couples - straight or gay - rather than be forced to comply with...
  • Trump, Carson and Fiorina top three vote-getters in Bucks County GOP straw poll...<tr>

    09/02/2015 8:30:08 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 8 replies
    Republican Presidential hopeful Donald Trump has won a 2016 Presidential Straw Poll conducted by the Bucks County Republican Committee over the course of the five-day Middletown Grange Fair in Wrightstown. Throughout the run of the fair, GOP volunteers reported a heavy interest by voters, some who had strong feelings and others who cast their votes quietly without any comment. The poll followed on the heels of the first Republican Presidential debates, which gave the country the opportunity to hear directly from the largest field of GOP candidates in history. “With such a deep bench of qualified, dedicated men and women...
  • Trump mocks Jeb for his YouTube ad attack saying low poll numbers gave him 'no choice' – but

    09/02/2015 8:29:45 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/2/15 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    Trump mocks Jeb for his YouTube ad attack saying low poll numbers gave him 'no choice' – but Bush fires back with Facebook 'quiz' calling him a 'germophobe'. The Donald calls in to ABC's 'Good Morning America' to vent about Jeb Bush's attack ad that blasted him as a phony conservative. Asked if he would support Jeb Bush or Hillary Clinton, he says only that 'I would have to go with the Republican'. Trump said Jeb's taunting of him is 'probably gonna now stop,' and 'it seems to be backfiring'. But Jeb is pressing ahead with a 'Which Candidate Are...
  • Engineering firm director: Industry is “living in the past”

    09/02/2015 8:24:10 AM PDT · by thackney · 11 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | September 2, 2015 | Jordan Blum
    Engineering and construction companies must finally embrace technology in order to meet the demand of petrochemical and manufacturing projects along the Gulf Coast, industry experts said. There are $147 billion in petrochemical and manufacturing projects underway or planned in the U.S. through 2023, according to the American Chemistry Council, and most of the companies that will construct the projects are still failing to utilize technological advances that could speed things up, said John Fish, director of project support services for Louisiana-based Ford, Bacon & Davis engineering and construction firm. “Our industry — I hate to say it — we’re living...
  • It's amateur hour in China

    09/02/2015 8:23:45 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 10 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | September 1, 2015 | Rick Newman
    This is the next superpower? You’ve got to be kidding. Anybody expecting China to dominate the world must be wondering how the Keystone Kops managed to take over the Politburo in Beijing. China has embarked on a long odyssey to prove that capitalism can work within the confines of a communist government. There have been many impressive successes. But the failures—including those we’ve seen on display this summer—reveal that China is nowhere near the global powerhouse it imagines itself to be or some western declinists fear it will become. The follies in China’s financial markets during the past two months...
  • ADP Jobs Data Misses Again, Drops YoY For 7th Month In a Row

    09/02/2015 8:13:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 09/02/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Following its disapppointing tumble in July (having missed expectations for 6 of the last 7 months), August ADP printed another miss at 190k against expectations of a 200k rise with last month revised lower. As the energy sectyoir continues to bleed jobs at a rate of 10k per month, ADP's Zandi notes that manufacturing jobs growth is all auto-related (which is extremely worryinmg given the size of inventories). Job groiwth was largely driven by small businesses (85k) as opposed to large business (40k) with Service-producing goods drastically outpacing manufacturing job growth (173k to 17k). Perhaps most notably, ADP jobs...
  • Migrant to Mexico Denounces Hypocrite Jorge Ramos

    09/02/2015 7:58:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 09/02/2015 | Humberto Fontova
    “I cover many issues in many countries” (Univision’s Jorge Ramos to CNN’s Brian Stelter 8/25/2015). “I’ve never ceased to be Mexican. I have two passports, and I vote in elections in both countries" (Univision’s Jorge Ramos, Time Magazine, 1/2/2013). “Then why your silence on the thousands upon thousands of Cubans that are arrested, beaten, extorted and deported by migratory officials of YOUR country, Mr. Ramos?” (Rafael Alejandro Hernández, 8/28/ 2015).  Rafael Alejandro Hernández is a young Cuban lawyer living in Mexico who knows from firsthand experience what migrants to Mexico go through. Last week he unloaded on Jorge Ramos: “Mr. Ramos,...
  • What's Really Melting: Obama's Alaskan Lies

    09/02/2015 7:49:54 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 2, 2015 | Steve Milloy
    President Obama’s hike up the rapidly melting Exit Glacier today has run into some unfortunate buzzkill: reality.
  • When a Bible Club and Gang Bangers Collide...

    09/02/2015 7:48:55 AM PDT · by robowombat · 8 replies
    CBN News ^ | Tuesday, September 01, 2015 | Efrem Graham
    When a Bible Club and Gang Bangers Collide... By Efrem Graham News Anchor & Reporter Tuesday, September 01, 2015 LOS ANGELES -- Classes are back in session for many public schools, and for thousands of California students that means a return to weekly Bible club meetings. The clubs are growing across the Golden State and some organizers credit them with saving teens from gangs, drugs, and even death. Brian Barcelona speaks at many of those high school Bible club meetings - and students are paying attention. Changing Lives In an interview with CBN News, Barcelona recalled one meeting where rival...
  • BREAKING: Sen. Barbara Mikulski 34th senator to support Iran nuke deal

    09/02/2015 7:46:09 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 57 replies
    WBAL TV11 ^ | 9-2-15
    Move ensures landmark Obama victory WASHINGTON —Maryland Democrat Sen. Barbara Mikulski is 34th senator to support Iran nuke deal, ensuring landmark Obama victory. Mikulski on Wednesday issued the following statement in support of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action international agreement to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons: "In accordance with the law, Congress has been reviewing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action for the past 45 days. I have spent countless hours reading, being briefed and pouring over the intelligence. I have diligently worked to make an informed decision, one that weighs risk and considers a future 10, 15,...
  • NJ prosecutor: 'Fight club' at NJ day care (4 to 6 years old)

    09/02/2015 7:45:33 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 10 replies
    FOX 5NY ^ | 09/01/15
    Authorities in New Jersey say two employees of a day care center encouraged children to fight each other on at least one day. The Union County prosecutor charged Erica Kenny, 22, of Cranford, and Chanese White, 28, of Roselle, with fourth-degree child abuse. Kenny was also charged with third-degree endangering the welfare of a child. Prosecutors said the two women, who were employed at Lightbridge Academy in Cranford, instigated fights among children who were between 4 and 6. Kenny shot video of the so-called fight club and shared them with friends on social media, authorities said. The videos show boys...
  • Tomorrow: Texas is #CruzCountry Tour (Kingwood Freedom Rally is sold out!)

    09/02/2015 7:43:53 AM PDT · by Isara
    TedCruz.org ^ | 09/02/15 | Jon McClellan
    We hope you’ll join Senator Ted Cruz for a Texas is #CruzCountry Tour tomorrow, Thursday, September 3rd with rallies in Fort Worth, Tyler, and Kingwood!Please note, the Kingwood Freedom Rally is sold out, so if you’ve already RSVPed, we look forward to seeing you tomorrow!Fort Worth Is #CruzCountry Rally with Senator Ted Cruz Doors Open at 10:00am Program at 11:00am Fort Worth Stock YardsUpdated Room: The Back 40 140 E Exchange Ave Fort Worth, TX 76164RSVP HereTyler is #CruzCountry Rally with Senator Ted Cruz Doors Open at 2:00 pm Program Starts at 3:30pm Smith’s Lone Star Event Center 4036 FM2767...
  • Migrant Crisis Has Reached 'Biblical Proportions' With Millions of Refugees Overwhelming Europe

    09/02/2015 7:41:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/02/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The migrant crisis in Europe has reached "biblical proportions," according to U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage, noting that millions of refugees from Syria and other countries throughout the Middle East and Africa hoping to be relocated to the West are overwhelming the borders and stretching capacities. "The problem we've got is we've opened the door to an exodus of biblical proportions, meaning millions and millions of refugees. We've lost sight of what it is to be a refugee. How many millions does Europe want to take? That is the question," Farage said, speaking with BBC Radio 4 on Tuesday....
  • Megyn Kelly Blasts ‘Double Standard’ Over Treatment Of Black Lives Matter Movement, Tea Party

    09/02/2015 7:39:58 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Sep 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    On Tuesday, the Fox News Channel’s “Kelly File” host Megyn Kelly criticized the “double standard” between the treatment of the Black Lives Matter movement and the Tea Party, stating with the Black Lives Matter movement, “suddenly the actions of a few do not apply to the many” like they did with the Tea Party. Kelly began by playing footage of a New Black Panther group chanting “Oink oink, bang bang” in front of a jail in Texas, which she said was “Just one of the angry and incendiary chants we have seen against police in recent months. … But so...
  • Obama wins critical backing on Iran deal, virtually ensuring passage in Congress

    09/02/2015 7:39:02 AM PDT · by ThomasMore · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/02/2015 | Fox News
    The Obama administration now appears to have enough support in Congress to stave off Republican efforts to reject his controversial Iran nuclear deal, after a retiring Maryland Democratic senator came out Wednesday morning in favor of the pact. Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., announced her support for the deal ahead of a speech on the agreement by Secretary of State John Kerry. She becomes the 34th senator to support the deal, giving President Obama enough backing to sustain a veto of a Republican bill opposing it, should that bill pass in a vote later this month.
  • Harold Ford's Hillary Defense: Maybe Dishonest But Not 'Unpatriotic'

    09/02/2015 7:35:37 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    How bad is it getting for Hillary when the best her defenders came come up with is Harold Ford Jr.'s formulation: okay, so the words most associated with her are "liar," "dishonest" and "untrustworthy" but, hey!—she's not "unpatriotic." On today's Morning Joe, after Ford resorted on Hillary's behalf to the last refuge of scoundrels, Joe Scarborough hit him with a killer question: does Ford think David Petraeus—who was convicted of a crime for improperly passing classified material--is a patriot? Ford had to acknowledge that he is, but when Harold tried to distinguish Hillary's actions from Petraeus', Scarborough swept in to...
  • Over 150 High Schoolers Stage Walkout Protest After Trans Student Seeks to Use Girls' Locker Room

    09/02/2015 7:34:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/02/2015 | Samuel Smith
    Over 150 students at a Missouri high school walked out of class Monday and staged a two-hour protest to voice their disapproval with a transgender student's request to use the girls' locker room to change for her physical education class. After dozens of parents showed up to a school board meeting at Hillsboro High School last Thursday to discuss their concerns over a senior transgender student's desire to use the girls' locker room and bathrooms, students and parents took to the school's parking lot on Monday to tell administrators they won't allow girls' privacy rights to be infringed upon to...
  • Emails show Clinton Foundation shaped policy

    09/02/2015 7:31:42 AM PDT · by Nep Nep · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 1, 2015 | Stephen Dinan and S.A. Miller
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s emails reveal how prominently the Clinton Foundation factored into her thinking as America’s top diplomat, raising questions about where she drew the line between official business and aiding the family charity run by her husband and daughter. In one instance, Mrs. Clinton appeared to try to steer a Haiti earthquake recovery project to the foundation, according to new emails released this week as the State Department belatedly complies with open records requests for her communications during her four years in office. Another email shows Mrs. Clinton directing a State Department employee to handle...
  • Romney Is Horrified by Trump — and That’s Restarting ‘Mitt 2016’ Talk

    09/02/2015 7:26:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 104 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 09/02/2015 | Gabriel Sherman
    As Donald Trump continues to dominate the Republican presidential race, frustration and panic have become high enough to make some inside the party Establishment pine for a candidate they roundly rejected as recently as January: Mitt Romney. Romney himself has become one of Trump’s most vocal detractors inside the party. “He’s someone to whom civility means a lot. The whole Trump thing really bothers him,” a close Romney adviser told me — and some Romney-ites are only too happy to talk up the prospect of their man jumping into the race if the Establishment fails to stop Trump, whose support...
  • Bush Gets Personal With ‘Germophobe’ Attack on Trump

    09/02/2015 7:26:01 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 9/2/15 | Zeke J Miller
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is escalating his all-out campaign against GOP front-runner Donald Trump with a new ad campaign and quiz on social media designed to highlight Bush’s conservative credentials in contrast with the businessman’s past embrace of the Democratic Party. -snip- In a strikingly personal attack, the quiz asks voters whether they would prefer a candidate who “is a germophobe when it comes to shaking hands,” a reference to Trump’s documented phobia, Bush, meanwhile is cast as a candidate who “strives to shake every hand everywhere.”
  • Trump holds closed-door meeting with Hispanic leader

    09/02/2015 7:24:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09/02/2015 | By GABBY MORRONGIELLO
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump met with Javier Palomarez, CEO of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, behind closed doors Tuesday to discuss a number of issues important to Hispanic voters. According to a statement by USHCC, the meeting was requested by Trump and lasted more than one hour at the billionaire's Fifth Avenue office building in New York City. Although USHCC has previously denounced Trump's rhetoric–particularly on the topic of immigration — as "harsh" and insensitive," Palomarez reportedly agreed to the meeting after Trump's advisers stressed that the pair's disagreement was "based on the media's mischaracterization of his stances."...
  • Atlanta-Area Cop Likely Shot by Fellow Officer After Entering Wrong Home

    09/02/2015 7:23:14 AM PDT · by Blackyce · 41 replies
    NBC News ^ | SEP 1 2015 | ELISHA FIELDSTADT and M. ALEX JOHNSON
    The bullet that struck an Atlanta-area police officer — hit after responding to a burglary call at the wrong house — likely came from a fellow officer's gun, investigators said Tuesday. The homeowner, Christopher McKinley, 36, was also shot by one of three responding DeKalb County officers who entered his house on accident Monday night, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. He was treated and released from a hospital, the GBI said. A dog in the home was shot at by two of the officers and killed, authorities said. The GBI said in a statement Tuesday that the "injured...
  • Obama Prophesies Climate Nightmare: Famine, Floods, Fire, Fumes and Fighting

    09/02/2015 7:21:55 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    MRC TV ^ | September 1, 2015 | Brittany M. Hughes
    President Obama – who graduated Columbia University with a degree in political science – became an environmental and ecological expert Monday night in time to decry America’s contributions to global warming and the alleged melting of Arctic ice caps at this year’s GLACIER Conference, predicting a dire future for humanity. [Snip] Overall, the speech painted a fairly doom-and-gloom outlook for America and the rest of the world. So if you’re a Doomsday Prepper, here are a few excerpts from the president's speech explaining the climate-related disasters heading to a town near you:

  • Graham: Trump Consolidated GOPers ‘Who Think Obama’s a Muslim,’ ISIS Plan Would Help Them Recruit

    09/02/2015 7:17:33 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/02/2015 | Ian Hanchett
    South Carolina Senator and Republican presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said of fellow candidate Donald Trump “he’s consolidated all Republicans who think Obama’s a Muslim, and that he was born in Kenya, whatever block that is, that’s what he got” and that Trump’s ISIS plan “would the biggest recruiting opportunity in the history of ISIL” in addition to also criticizing Trump and fellow candidate Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on immigration on Wednesday’s “Morning Joe” on MSNBC. Graham was asked, “What has Trump done to the overall kind of Tea Party coalition within the party? Has he exposed part, has...
  • Hillary suffers Trump envy as Clinton fatigue sets in

    09/02/2015 7:11:44 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 2, 2015 | Charles Hurt
    No woman in the television age of American politics has suffered so much abuse and public humiliation at the hands of men. For her entire marriage, Hillary Rodham Clinton has been cheated on by a pervy molester with an unbridled libido. Again and again plays the endless loop of video in which the man she married is accused of raping — another woman. Oh, such scorn! And imagine the festering injustice she must feel when she surveys all of her troubles around her now about secret email servers and shady dealings and plummeting poll numbers and then remembers how shamelessly...
  • CNN amends debate criteria, Fiorina may get in

    09/02/2015 7:06:31 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 16 replies
    AP ^ | 9/1 | Steve Peoples
    Fiorina is the only woman in the Republican field. She likely would not have been among the top 10 candidates on the debate stage on Sept. 16 as determined by national polling between July 16 and Sept. 10. The new terms would add any candidate who ranks in the top 10 in polling between Aug. 6 and Sept. 10 — a period that better reflects Fiorina’s rise in the polls.
  • Gartman Does it Again: Stocks Set To Surge As Newsletter Bulls Hit 6 Year Low

    09/02/2015 7:05:25 AM PDT · by blam · 2 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9-2-2015 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden 09/02/2015 If there is one thing more or less guaranteed to create a bullish scenario for stocks, it is the sudden flip-flop of world-renowned newsletter writer Dennis Gartman once again to a short-of-stocks position. Worse still, his fellow newsletter writers, according to AAII, have not been this 'unbullish' since the trough in March 2009. Of course, what many are missing this morning isd 120 points of The Dow's gains are due to the panic-intervention by The BoJ at last night's Japan open...Gartman: "Full-fledged bear market"... Long of tanker stocks, derivatives-hedged to a short overall equity position...(snip)
  • Religious liberty: The Kentucky county clerk and the Muslim flight attendant

    09/02/2015 7:04:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/02/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Two current cases may help clarify the issue of the degree to which religious conviction exempts a person from performing job duties.  The New York Times and the rest of the national media are giving front page treatment to Kim Davis, the Rowan County, Kentucky county clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples on religious grounds. For them, the story is one of religious bias from the hateful right standing in the way of human happiness. The other story is receiving less national attention. Melissa Nann Burke of the Detroit News reports: A Muslim-American group...