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  • Trump's Eastern Iowa visit Thursday boosts Republican prospects

    07/27/2016 10:10:28 PM PDT · by iowamark
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | 7/27/2016 | Rod Boshart
    Eastern Iowa plays heavily in GOP plans to land the state in Donald Trump’s presidential column and give Republicans control of the Statehouse by ending Democrats 10-year grip on the Iowa Senate, Gov. Terry Branstad told a conservative group Wednesday. Iowa Republicans are expecting Trump’s visits to Davenport and Cedar Rapids on Thursday to fire up the party’s base as well as draw support from independents and disaffected working-class Democrats who are feeling their party’s elites have left them behind in a “rigged system” that has made Hillary Clinton their 2016 nominee, he said. Also Thursday, Branstad’s son, Eric, who...
  • Obama: ‘I’m ready to pass the baton’

    07/27/2016 9:18:39 PM PDT · by Innovative · 61 replies
    Politico ^ | July 27, 2016 | Sarah Wheaton
    The president makes a forceful case for Clinton and warns against the threat of ‘homegrown demagogues.’ Twelve years after he first addressed a Democratic National Convention, and eight years after he became the first black presidential nominee of a major party, President Barack Obama President Barack Obama cast the election to succeed him as a “fundamental choice.” Speaking on the penultimate night of the convention, Obama made a forceful case for his former rival. He’s not likely to have an audience like this again as president, and Obama soaked in the cheers from a party that, despite its divisions, remains...
  • Trump: Clinton will leak classified intel to 'pervert' Anthony Weiner

    07/27/2016 8:52:15 PM PDT · by kevcol · 40 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 27, 2016 | Rudy Takala
    Donald Trump on Wednesday said that any classified intelligence Hillary Clinton receives will likely be filtered to disgraced congressman Anthony Weiner, who Trump said is a "sleazeball and a pervert." . . . "Her No. 1 person is Huma Abedin, married to Anthony Weiner, who is a sleazeball and a pervert," Trump said, referring to Clinton's close adviser. "I'm not saying that. That's recorded history, right? I don't like Huma going home at night and telling Anthony Weiner all these secrets."
  • Speier: We Should Issue 'Strong-Worded Comments' to Russia Over Email Hack

    07/27/2016 8:33:52 PM PDT · by kevcol · 45 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 27, 2016 | David Rutz
    Rep. Jackie Speier (D., Calif.) recommended the United States issue "strong-worded comments" to Russia if it hacked the Democratic National Committee's emails . . . "I think that’s the kind of thing that Donald Trump would say we aren’t being aggressive enough," Jansing said. "A strongly worded comment, a warning, is not the kind of president I would be, and I think that's part of what resonates with a certain part of the population."
  • Maryland’s Coming Fracking Showdown

    07/27/2016 8:26:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    MC GOP ^ | July 26, 2016 | Mark Uncapher
    The clock is counting down toward an important decision for Maryland’s economic future, namely whether to allow hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, to drill for natural gas in the state. Over a year ago, legislation that blocked fracking for another two years became law without Gov. Larry Hogan’s signature. That law barred the state from issuing drilling permits until October 2017 and required the Department of the Environment to adopt new regulations by October 2016. The passage of this law effectively delayed any decision on fracking until next year. To recap: the Marcellus Shale is a geological formation found...
  • Trump to buy movie tickets to Hillary's America

    07/27/2016 8:18:53 PM PDT · by simka · 13 replies
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    Trump should invest $$$ in free tickets to the movie Hillary's America. It makes a lasting impression. Perhaps someone can pass this on to the Trump campaign
  • Jack Davis, 'MAD' Magazine Cartoonist, Dies at 91

    07/27/2016 8:17:10 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 41 replies
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com ^ | July 27, 2016 | Graeme McMillan
    The veteran illustrator also provided covers for 'TV Guide' and poster artwork for 'The Long Goodbye' and 'It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.' Jack Davis, a cartoonist and illustrator best known for being one of the founders of MAD Magazine, has died, the humor publication confirmed Wednesday. He was 91.
  • Preparing for the Worst: How to Respond to an Active Shooter

    07/27/2016 8:14:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 26, 2016 | David Inserra
    This summer, deadly terrorist attacks and crimes have taken place across the world and have many wondering how they can be safe even in the United States or Western Europe.This violence has been conducted with a range of weapons—including a suicide bomb in Ansbach, Germany, a truck in Nice, France, a rifle at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, and a pistol in Munich, Germany, last weekend. While most of these are clear cases of terrorism, the investigation is still ongoing in Munich.Such violence will likely continue and every American should take the time to think about what they would...
  • Black Lives Matter and ‘Bernie or Bust’ Clash Outside The DNC

    07/27/2016 8:10:13 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 13 replies
    THE NATIONAL MEMO ^ | Germania Rodriguez
    Riled up “Bernie or Bust” supporters waited for the Sanders delegates who decided to walk out of the convention as a show of protest. Once the delegates came out, the protester’s next move was unclear, even to their leaders — those who seemed to have some sway with the crowd chanted “slow down, tighten it up.” No one knew where we were headed, but a stampede of police officers followed, awaiting their own orders. Protesters first followed the delegates, and then turned around and came back to the gate. When a Black Lives Matter march arrived, tensions rose as they...
  • Boom! Look Who Just Targeted Hillary!

    07/27/2016 8:06:50 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 18 replies
    The Hacker group Anonymous posted a YouTube video targeting Hillary Clinton.
  • DNC crowd chants “No more war!” at former CIA Director Leon Panetta

    07/27/2016 8:00:13 PM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 18 replies
    Salon ^ | 7-27-16 | MICHAEL GAROFALO
    Former CIA Director and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s address to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Wednesday was met with loud boos and chants of “No more war!” and “Lies!” from the delegation. Panetta, who headed the CIA and Department of Defense under President Obama, called Hillary Clinton “the single most experienced and prepared person who has ever run for President of the United States,” but was interrupted by the unruly crowd repeatedly during his speech.
  • Overwhelming Success: Best Parts of Donald Trump's AMA on REDDIT

    07/27/2016 7:50:18 PM PDT · by MCH · 12 replies
    Regated ^ | July 27, 2016 | Bryan Stascavage
    Donald Trump spent about an hour answering questions from supporters and members of the media today during his ‘Ask Me Anything‘ on Reddit. The AMA was titled “I’m Donald J. Trump and I’m Your Next President of the United States,” which received over 24,000 comments and was ‘gilded’ a record 103 times at time of publication. The number of comments is also a record and beats Obama’s AMA held three years ago. Trump answered a dozen questions, more than Obama’s AMA, repeating many of the same statements he has made on the campaign trail while offering more insight into his...
  • Four dead in plane crash and fire at Columbia (CA) Airport

    07/27/2016 7:42:41 PM PDT · by keat · 6 replies
    The Modesto Bee ^ | JULY 27, 2016 | DEKE FARROW
    A twin-engine, four-seater airplane crashed at the Columbia Airport on Wednesday afternoon, killing the four people on board, said authorities and a witness to the aftermath. According to the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Department, officials received the report of the crash at 4:45 p.m. “The plane was completely engulfed, with surrounding vegetation involved,” the department said in a post on its Facebook page. “Emergency crews are on scene.” Sgt. Andrea Benson, the department’s public information officer, added that the plane was coming in from the north, hit the runway, veered left and went into a field. None of the people aboard...
  • Krauthammer’s Take: Trump’s Russia Comment ‘Set a Trap That the Clinton Campaign Fell Into’

    07/27/2016 7:39:30 PM PDT · by randita · 44 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/27/16 | NR Staff
    Krauthammer’s Take: Trump’s Russia Comment ‘Set a Trap That the Clinton Campaign Fell Into’ NR STAFF July 27, 2016 7:47 PM Charles Krauthammer said tonight that the Clinton campaign contradicted itself by calling Donald Trump’s request for Russia to locate Hillary’s missing e-mails a threat to national security: Well, that was his parting shot, and it was a clever thing to plant, because it is an issue. But I do think there was something about his reference to Russia that, whether planned or not, was extremely clever. I’m not the first to point out that it set a trap that...
  • See Rare Photos of Young Hillary Clinton (barf alert!)

    07/27/2016 7:39:25 PM PDT · by drewh · 70 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 2 hours ago | Wellsely College
  • Mike Pence, in Waukesha, said Donald Trump will shake out the full potential of the American people

    07/27/2016 7:33:30 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 13 replies
    Fox 6 Now ^ | July 27, 2016 | Bret Lemoine and Ashley Sears
    WAUKESHA -- It’s arguably the “red” heart of the Republican Party in Wisconsin, and on Wednesday night, July 27th, Waukesha played host to the first solo campaign stop of Gov. Mike Pence -- Donald Trump's running mate. The Indiana Republican spoke for about 30 minutes Wednesday at the Waukesha County Expo Center.
  • Krauthammer: Trump's Russia Reference Set A Trap For Clinton

    07/27/2016 7:25:56 PM PDT · by mbrfl · 28 replies
    Youtube ^ | July 27, 2016 | Fox News
    Whatever issues you may have with Krauthammer, he gives a very good explanation of how Trump set a trap for Clinton with his comments earlier today.
  • India inks $1-bn deal with Boeing to buy 4 more P-8I aircraft for Navy

    07/27/2016 7:19:37 PM PDT · by cold start · 6 replies
    NEW DELHI: Adding more teeth to the Navy’s surveillance capabilities, India on Wednesday signed a deal worth over $1 billion with American defence and aerospace major Boeing for procuring four additional Poseidon-8I long-range maritime surveillance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft. The US has emerged as the biggest supplier of military hardware to India and with Wednesday's agreement, the total value of defence deals signed with the US in the last decade comes to around $15 billion. According to defence sources, the contract is a follow-on order to the eight P-81 planes worth $2.1 billion bought by India in a direct deal...
  • Sanders backers keep up their vigil

    07/27/2016 7:07:15 PM PDT · by randita · 13 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 7/27/16 | Tricia L. Nadolny, Caitlin McCabe, Aubrey Whelan
    Hundreds of Sen. Bernie Sanders' most devoted followers vowed Wednesday to keep their political revolution alive, returning to the streets with renewed energy on the third day of the Democratic National Convention. For more than six hours at a plaza near City Hall, speakers including dozens of Sanders delegates yelled out to a crowd that swelled to more than 400 people. Despite pleas for unity, including from Sanders himself, many said they would not fall in line. "This revolution will not end after the DNC!" shouted Gary Frazier, Philadelphia coordinator for the advocacy group Black Men for Bernie, which helped...
  • Some near the Wells Fargo Center fed up with the DNC

    07/27/2016 7:03:19 PM PDT · by randita · 18 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 7/27/16 | Ed Barkowitz
    by Ed Barkowitz, STAFF WRITER The residents who live in the shadow of the Wells Fargo Center are hot, and it has nothing to do with the heat wave. Call it Convention Fatigue. The traffic, the noise, the vandalism and the protesters are taking a toll. "I understand if you want to protest [and exercise] First Amendment rights, but don't be disgusting about it," said Sandra Costanzo. "They were in Marconi Park [Broad and Oregon] running around naked. There's children around here. They see that and wonder what kind of America is this." The problems persist long after the TV...
  • Bernie Sanders Leaves the Democratic Party

    07/27/2016 6:53:51 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 41 replies
    By Emily Zanotti | 5:41 pm, July 27, 2016 The nomination was barely sealed up at the Democratic National Convention before Bernie Sanders, who had campaigned against Hillary Clinton for the party’s nod, went back to being an Independent. Sanders, who considers himself, officially, an Independent in Congress because his views lean further left than the Democratic party’s platform, caucuses with Democrats. But until declaring an intention to run for the presidency in 2015, he had rarely, if ever, identified as a member of the Democratic Party (he’s been in politics since 1979). And now, despite pleading with his base...
  • McAuliffe fuels new distrust of Clinton over her position on trade

    07/27/2016 6:30:04 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 27 July 2016 | Jenna Portnoy and David Weigel
    PHILADELPHIA — Gov. Terry McAuliffe fueled new distrust of Hillary Clinton among liberal Democrats this week with a declaration that the presidential nominee was likely to reverse her position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership after the election.The Clinton campaign swiftly rejected the idea that she would waver on TPP and called her longtime friend and chairman of her 2008 campaign “flat wrong.” But Republican nominee Donald Trump seized the moment, saying that McAuliffe revealed Clinton’s true nature as a free trader — and a flip-flopper whom voters shouldn’t trust.
  • Paul Ryan challenger rips speaker on immigration in TV ad

    07/27/2016 6:28:50 PM PDT · by boycott · 24 replies
    The Journal Times ^ | MARK SCHAAF
    RACINE COUNTY — Paul Ryan's primary challenger released a television ad Wednesday criticizing the House speaker over immigration. The ad features Julie Golvach, whose son was killed by an undocumented immigrant, outside of Ryan's home, according to news release from challenger Paul Nehlen's campaign. Golvach says in the ad that "Paul Ryan's home behind me has a fence" and blames "Ryan and other politicians" for not protecting the border. Nehlen's campaign called the ad buy a "significant purchase," though it did not disclose the amount. The ad will run throughout the 1st Congressional District, which includes Racine County, on cable...
  • BREAKING: WikiLeaks releases hacked audio recordings of Democratic National Committee voicemails

    07/27/2016 5:31:56 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 390 replies
    Corruption: Clinton's cash-machine, cozying up with rich donors who want leverage on the White House.
  • The Democrats just fell for Trump's Russian email-hack bait

    07/27/2016 4:38:54 PM PDT · by hotsteppa · 59 replies
    CNBC ^ | 7/27/2016 | Jake Novak
    Grand Theft Convention. No, that's not a new video game. But it is what we just saw Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump do to the Democrats and Hillary Clinton, and the Democrats and Hillary Clinton are helping him do it!....
  • In convention speech, Obama to make case for a third term of his policies

    07/27/2016 5:44:58 PM PDT · by PROCON · 30 replies
    USATODAY | July 27, 2016 | Gregory Korte
    Linky only.
  • Pittsburgh police chief defends decision to speak at Democratic National Convention

    07/27/2016 5:44:37 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 17 replies
    WTAE.COM ^ | 27 JULY 2016 | WTAE.COM
    PITTSBURGH —Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay said he focused his message on policing and community relations during his address to the Democratic National Convention. McLay responded to criticisms of his appearance raised by some rank-and-file officers and spread via social media. "There was no endorsing of any candidate, there was no endorsing of any particular objective. I'm simply getting the truth that needs to be said about what meaningful police reform needs to look like in this country out on a much broader scale," McLay told reporters during an informal question-and-answer session following his return to Pittsburgh from his convention...
  • Beck, Cruz, Sasse, Ryan and Fellow #NeverTrumpers to Hold Conference in August

    07/27/2016 5:40:59 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 99 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 27,2016 | Jim Hoft
    Noted #NeverTrumpers Glenn (Cheeto-face) Beck, Lyin Ted Cruz, Ben Sasse, Paul Ryan, Nikki Haley, Carly Fiorina, Ken Cuccinelli, Katie Pavlich, Guy Benson, Hugh Hewitt and Erick Erickson are the featured speakers at the annual RedState gathering in Denver in August.
  • WikiLeaks released hacked DNC voicemaild

    On the night President Obama and Vice Presidential nominee Tim Kaine were scheduled to speak to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, the anti-secrecy whistle-blower group released hacked voicemails of top Democratic officials.
  • Who is Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby?

    07/27/2016 5:25:45 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 40 replies
    WISN.COM ^ | 27 JULY 2016 | CNN
    (CNN) —Shortly after being elected nearly two years ago, Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby said prosecutors in her troubled city had the "toughest job in America."
  • Live: Mike Pence speaks in Waukesha (WI)

    07/27/2016 5:24:08 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 7 replies
    WISN.COM ^ | 27 JULY 2016 | WISN.COM
    http://www.wisn.com/shared/live-video/28004418
  • Ex-Harrisburg councilman charged with stealing from DNC in Philly (Guess the Party)

    07/27/2016 5:14:42 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 17 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 07/26/2016 | Chris Palmer
    A former Harrisburg city councilman was arrested in Philadelphia this week and charged with stealing Democratic National Convention parking passes, media passes, and food vouchers, according to the District Attorney's Office. Brad Koplinski is accused of using a press pass from last week's Republican National Convention in Cleveland to enter the Pennsylvania Convention Center last weekend and take an assortment of DNC passes from boxes, according to Cameron Kline, spokesman for the D.A.'s Office.
  • Democrats Hastily Nominate Tim Kaine For VP To Avoid Boos

    07/27/2016 5:00:35 PM PDT · by maggief · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 27, 2016 | Alex Pappas
    PHILADELPHIA — Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine is now officially the Democratic vice presidential nominee, but party officials intentionally rushed the formal proceedings here at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday to avoid the boos and protests of Bernie Sanders supporters. “The chair will entertain a motion to suspend the rules and nominate Tim Kaine by acclamation as the vice presidential candidate of the Democratic Party,” said Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge, who took over as chairman of the Democratic National Convention after the ouster of Debbie Wasserman Schultz this week. “Is there a second?” “All in favor of the motion to...
  • Reid: Trump is a 'hateful con man'

    07/27/2016 4:52:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 27, 2016 | Alexander Bolton
    Greg Nash Speaking for the last time at a Democratic convention as a party leader or elected official, Senate Minority LeaderHarry Reid (Nev.) used the occasion Wednesday to unload on Donald Trump, calling him a “hateful con man.” Reid blamed what he called the divisive tactics of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and other congressional Republicans for enabling Trump’s rise. “His Republican Party decided that the answer to hard-working Americans' dreams is to slander our African-American president, stoke fear of Muslims, sow hatred of Latinos, insult Asians, and, of course, wage war against women,” Reid said. “In other...
  • FiveThirtyEight election forecast shows Trump ahead

    07/27/2016 4:13:56 PM PDT · by Innovative · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | July 25, 2016 | Caroline Kelly
    Political analyst Nate Silver’s latest forecast has Republican nominee Donald Trump with a 15 percentage point-greater chance of beating presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton if the election were held today, according to FiveThirtyEight. Silver's "now-cast," updated with fresh surveys on Monday, shows Trump's current likelihood of winning at 57.5 percent, compared with Clinton’s 42.5 percent. In the 11 battleground states, Colorado, Virginia and Michigan would go to Clinton, while Florida, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Iowa would go to Trump.
  • U. S. City Rolls Over for Radical Mosque

    07/27/2016 4:04:56 PM PDT · by boatbums · 11 replies
    WND.com ^ | July 25, 2016 | Leo Holman
    A radical mosque known for breeding terrorists has been granted special privileges by the city of Bloomington, Minnesota, which allows its members to take over a public park and treat it as their own, to the exclusion of other residents, according to complaints filed by a citizens group. Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2016/07/u-s-city-rolls-over-for-radical-mosque/#7UHWQlF7O7Ccp8fO.99
  • Donald Trump Doing a Reddit AMA Now

    07/27/2016 3:57:50 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 67 replies
    Reddit ^ | July 27, 2016 | Pinkbell
    Trump posted this: Hello The_Donald readers and the entire Reddit community -- this is going to be SO huge and I'm looking forward to answering your questions. I'm doing this in flight to visit the great people of Toledo, OH, so Internet connection might be spotty -- I promise you, I'll answer all the questions I can. I want to do BIG things for America and as your President, I WILL Make America Great Again! Be back in 30 -- 7 pm ET!
  • Recent terrorist attacks have been low-tech, and that’s a problem

    07/27/2016 3:35:13 PM PDT · by ExSoldier · 16 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | July 27th 2016 | Matthew Schofield
    ....."Ahmadzai’s attack involved no expensive weapons, no explosives, no training and not likely much contact with or advice from the Islamic State...." ...."It’s instructive to look at the knife. It’s a common kitchen knife, with a cheap plastic handle and a blade that’s not quite as long as Ahmadzai’s fist is wide. It’s the sort of knife that can be found in millions of kitchens worldwide, and a cheap version, at that."
  • French media to stop publishing photos and names of terrorists

    07/27/2016 3:31:59 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 40 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 27 Jul 16 | Staff
    Le Monde and La Croix will no longer use images of terrorist killers, while Europe 1 radio will not broadcast their names Several French news organisations have said they will no longer publish photographs of people responsible for terrorist killings, to avoid bestowing “posthumous glorification”. Le Monde published an editorial after the latest attack, the murder of an elderly priest in a church near Rouen by two men claiming allegiance to Islamic State. Under the headline “Resisting the strategy of hate”, Le Monde argued on Wednesday that all elements of society had to be involved in the struggle against terrorism,...
  • Shocking Slap In The Face: Hillary Clinton JUST HIRED Wasserman Schultz As Campaign Chair!

    07/27/2016 3:28:25 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 31 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 7/25/2016 | Mac Slavo
    You really can’t make this stuff up. In a shocking slap in the face to Bernie Sanders supporters, Hillary Clinton’s campaign has reportedly hired disgraced DNC head Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Wasserman Schultz, whose leaked emails showed that the Democratic National Committee worked to scuttle the Sanders campaign while ensuring a Clinton primary victory, will now serve as “Honorary Chair” for the national Hillary Presidential campaign. Here is the full text of the Clinton Campaign’s statement: “I want to thank my longtime friend Debbie Wasserman Schultz for her leadership of the Democratic National Committee over the past five years. I...
  • Nancy Pelosi wants the speaker’s gavel back. And she needs Hillary Clinton’s help to do it.

    07/27/2016 3:24:59 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    The sum is staggering by any measure: Since she first joined leadership in 2002, Nancy Pelosi has raised more than a half-billion dollars for fellow Democrats, making her the most prolific fundraiser in Congress. And on her way to amassing this small fortune — $521.9 million to be exact, including $93.1 million this election cycle — she has unquestionably become one of the most powerful politicians in Washington. Ask her whether being a woman has anything to do with that success, and she’ll give you a look that conveys how irrelevant she thinks her gender should be. Pelosi thinks that...
  • The LGBT Bandwagon Rolls On

    07/27/2016 3:21:14 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 8 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 7/27/2016 | Gilbert T Sewell
    Mainstream now means teaching LGBT to second-graders. On July 14 the California board of education added LGBT mandates to the state’s new K-12 social studies program, revised for the first time in ten years. This ended a long struggle over school-based Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender studies, playing out for decades inside and outside the state. The San Francisco Chronicle called the event “a landmark move that puts the ongoing LGBT civil rights fight into the mainstream of public education.” The newly adopted state curriculum is “not only acknowledging diversity,” commented state superintendent of public instruction Tom Torlakson with customary...
  • WikiLeaks: Hillary Protested for Black Panthers at Yale

    07/27/2016 3:11:03 PM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 32 replies
    WikiLeaks ^ | March 16, 2016 | WikiLeaks
    From: Jake Sullivan To: Hillary Clinton Date: 2012-06-11 06:13 Subject: CHICAGO UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department of State Case No. F-2014-20439 Doc No. C05791181 Date: 11/30/2015 RELEASE IN FULL From: Sullivan, Jacob J Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 1:13 PM To: Subject: FW: Chicago FYI Original Message From: Rubin, Barnett R Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 1:12 PM To: Sullivan, Jacob J Subject: Chicago Reading the Secretary's remarks at Wellesley, I realized that we both participated in the August 1968 demonstrations at the DNC in Chicago. We also both went through the Panther/Cambodia demos at Yale in 1970, but I was arrested...
  • 2016 Republican PLATFORM

    07/27/2016 3:10:41 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 4 replies
    GOP Convention ^ | July 2016 | Platform Staff (see p 58)
    With this platform, we the Republican Party reaffirm the principles that unite us in a common purpose. We believe in American exceptionalism. We believe the United States of America is unlike any other nation on earth. We believe America is exceptional because of our historic role — first as refuge, then as defender, and now as exemplar of liberty for the world to see. We affirm — as did the Declaration of Independence: that all are created equal, endowed by their Creator with inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We believe in the Constitution as our...
  • Washington's Union Station evacuated due to bomb threat: police

    07/27/2016 3:08:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:42pm EDT | Arshad Mohammed and Michelle Nichols
    Washington’s main railway terminal, Union Station, was evacuated on Wednesday because of a bomb threat, a police officer told Reuters. “We got a bomb threat,” the officer, who did not give his name, said as he urged people to leave Union Station in downtown Washington near the U.S. Capitol Building. …
  • Four face federal charges for jumping fence outside convention hall

    07/27/2016 3:07:21 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 20 replies
    Philly Voice ^ | 07/27/2016 | staff
    Four protesters who scaled a perimeter fence outside the Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday night were arrested and faces federal charges, according to the Secret Service. About 8:30 p.m., the four jumped a fence and attempted to enter a Secret Service-designated secure zone, the agency said. They were promptly arrested by Philadelphia police and Secret Service officers and taken into custody. They were transported to the Philadelphia Federal Detention Center, officials said. Facing federal charges for entering a restricted area, the protesters will appear before a magistrate judge on Wednesday. If found guilty, the protesters could face a prison sentence...
  • Israeli Flag Set on Fire Outside DNC

    07/27/2016 3:06:09 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7/27/2016 | Liz Sheld
    Bernie Sanders Invites Spain's Anti-Semitic, Anti-Israel Party Leader to Democratic Convention Other protestors were holding signs in support of Bernie Sanders. US media reported that nearly 2,000 demonstrators, predominantly supporters of Sanders, marched on the convention to vent their anger over recent controversies that have embroiled the Democratic party. Fox News reported that police had detained dozens of people, however authorities said no arrests were made, but more than 50 people were cited for disorderly conduct. This isn't the first instance of anti-Israeli sentiment from the Democrats. Back in 2012, delegates booed and hissed as a measure passed that recognized...
  • Rand Paul Just Short of Forcing Vote on Audit the Fed Bill

    07/27/2016 2:57:01 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 11 replies
    The New American ^ | 7/27/2016 | Joe Wolverton, II
    Soon, the Federal Reserve could be forced for the first time to open its books and expose its machinations to Congress. Senator Rand Paul (shown, R-Ky.) reports that he is “about seven votes short” of the 60 votes he believes would be procedurally sufficient to get a vote in the Senate. In an interview with Kitco News just moments after he left the stage at Freedom Fest in Las Vegas, Paul explained that while the House of Representatives has passed numerous measures aimed at auditing the Federal Reserve, it is “taking forever in the Senate.” He promises that he will...
  • Suspicious Package at Union Station

    07/27/2016 2:52:42 PM PDT · by VanShuyten · 11 replies
    NBC 4 DC ^ | 7/27/2016 | Unknown
    Union Station has been evacuated for a suspicious package. Most transit near there has been canceled at rush hour. This is unusual for a typical "suspicious package" alert.
  • UN Warns Climate Change Will Soon Make It "Too Hot to Work" (Holy Horse Crap, Batman!)

    07/27/2016 2:52:04 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 47 replies
    The New American ^ | 7/27/2016 | Joe Wolverton, II
    Better get your overtime in while you can because the UN says it will soon be “too hot to work.” Research funded by the United Nations contains warnings that by 2030 climate change will cause temperatures to soar so high that “global economies” will be impacted financially to the tune of $2 trillion. “Heat stress,” as one UN health official calls it, will force workers — especially those in developing countries — to cut back on their work hours. This climate-induced unemployment will cause drastic reductions in gross domestic product (GDP) around the world, including a nearly .5 percent dip...