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  • It's Official: Greece defaults on IMF payment

    06/30/2015 7:24:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    The Star ^ | 06/30/2015 | Tanya Talaga
    Greece joins Somalia, Sudan and Zimbabwe on the latest to be in debt to the International Monetary Fund. As Athenians rallied underneath thunderclouds to show their support for keeping Greece in the eurozone of single currency nations, their broke government defaulted on a $2.2-billion payment to the International Monetary Fund. At midnight on Tuesday, Greece joined Sudan, Somalia and Zimbabwe as countries in arrears to the IMF. Also at midnight, the bailout assistance package that began in February 2012 formally expired, leaving Greece without access to any emergency finances. In Washington, the IMF acknowledged that Greece had failed to meet...
  • Rose unplugged Morning Show July 1 2015.

    06/30/2015 7:23:05 PM PDT · by GregB · 1 replies
    Rose is back. She is on from 8AM to 10AM Monday through Friday on www.am1250theanswer.com or go to www.roseunplugged.com/bio-encore to hear archives. Streaming at saleminteractivemedia.com/ListenLive/player/WPGPAM
  • Ted Cruz: Donald Trump shouldn’t apologize for his comments about illegal immigrants

    06/30/2015 7:20:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    Hotair ^ | 06/30/2015 | AllahPundit
    Via Mediaite. “Are they mostly drug dealers and rapists coming across the border?” asks Steve Doocy, referring to the buzziest bit from Trump’s presidential announcement. Well, no, says Cruz. They’re not mostly that. But let’s not miss the forest for the trees. Illegal immigration’s a serious problem and Trump calls it like he sees it. I applaud him for his candor. Remember: This is the same guy who, not long ago, went on Megyn Kelly’s show and wondered aloud whether a natural-born Canadian like Cruz could really be eligible to run for president of the United States. Now here’s...
  • Brave new world: Mayor de Blasio bans NYC employers from asking applicants about criminal history

    06/30/2015 7:18:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/30/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    I’m guessing this is the new face of equality. Or at least a redefinition of sanity. In any case, welcome to the Big Apple, employers! (From the NY Daily News) In front of emotional supporters, Mayor de Blasio signed legislation Monday that will prohibit employers from inquiring about a candidate’s criminal record prior to a job offer.“Today I see hope for people like me,” said Marilyn Scales, 52, of the Bronx, who said she never has had a full-time job because of her record for dealing heroin. As crazy as this may sound, there’s actually a bit more to...
  • Fox Anchor Julie Banderas Stands Up for Gay Marriage: No One Voted on My Wedding

    06/30/2015 6:52:54 PM PDT · by ConservativeTeen · 46 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 30, 2015 | Josh Feldman
    Over the weekend, Fox News anchor Julie Banderas gave a pretty passionate defense of gay marriage in response to a viewer question about why the American people shouldn’t be able to vote on it. Banderas said, “I’m a married woman. I have… a ring on my finger. I never asked anyone to vote on whether or not I had the right to do this.”
  • Chris Christie becomes 435th candidate to declare for 2016 election

    06/30/2015 6:52:54 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    Philly.com ^ | June 30, 2015 | Scott Bomboy
    Governor Christie declared his presidential intentions on Tuesday in what appears to be crowded GOP field. But “crowded” is a relative word according to the FEC’s official list of candidates.Christie joined 12 other high-profile Republican primary candidates after holding a press conference and he will soon file with the Federal Elections Commission as a candidate of record receiving campaign contributions.
  • No hate crimes found in 6 black church fires

    06/30/2015 6:42:20 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    WESH/CNN ^ | June 30, 2015 | Ralph Ellis and Mariano Castillo
    Investigators: Only 2 of the fires might be arson (CNN) —When six black churches in the Southeast burned in the days following the Charleston church killings, authorities and church members were immediately suspicious. But none of those fires show evidence of being a hate crime and only two might be arson, investigators told CNN."We are looking at all of them along with ATF," a federal law enforcement official told CNN. "No reason at this point to link them, but we are continuing to investigate.""There's no apparent connection, nothing to say they are connected," said Mark Potok, a senior fellow at...
  • Excellent Graph on the Causes of Mass Shootings the MSM Won’t Talk About

    06/30/2015 6:39:29 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | June 30, 2015 | Bethany Salgado
    Liberals claim it’s the gun’s fault that people are shot. They say those “crazy” law abiding, gun toting citizens are to blame. And what about those licensed gun dealers who make the weapons so readily available? I’m sure they caused the shootings, too?Wrong. It’s not the law abiding, gun owning, licensed individuals who cause mass shootings. It’s much simpler than that.In light of uprisings from recent mass shootings, here’s a great graphic describing the true cause behind the tragedies… If everyone understood the real reason we have mass shootings, perhaps politicians would be less focused on creating gun control laws and...
  • Megachurch Pastor Joel Osteen Says Muslims Attend His Church...

    06/30/2015 6:32:14 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | June 23, 2015 | NICOLA MENZIE
    Full title: Megachurch Pastor Joel Osteen Says Muslims Attend His Church and That His Books 'Sell a Lot in Muslim Countries' Evangelical Christian pastor Joel Osteen shared in an interview this week that "a whole group of probably about 50 Muslims" recently visited his nondenominational megachurch in Houston, Texas, and indicated that his inspirational messages on "how to live a great life" resonate with people "in Muslim countries." "I have Muslims that attend our church and my books sell a lot in Muslim countries as well," Osteen said during an interview with Jeremy Hobson for the "Here and Now" radio...
  • The Definitive and Final Ranking of All 50 States

    06/30/2015 6:33:06 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 17 replies
    Thrillist ^ | June 30, 2015
    50. Florida When putting together a list such as this, there can be some temptation to defy popular expectations, and go against the grain. However, Florida’s awfulness resume is so staggeringly impressive that it couldn’t go any other way. You were born for this. Embrace it. 49. Delaware Dogfish Head, one of the most enduring jokes from Wayne’s World, and… that about covers it. Even people from Delaware don’t really fight back all that hard when you make fun of Delaware. 48. Ohio Getting LeBron back only further cemented its position as the Florida of the North.
  • TRUMP SUES UNIVISION FOR $500 MILLION FOR BREAKING CONTRACT

    06/30/2015 6:31:45 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 9 replies
    Breibart ^ | June 30,2015 | Alex Swoyer
    GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump filed a $500 million lawsuit against Univision after it terminated its contract to carry the Miss USA pageant, scheduled for July 12. In a news release, Trump’s team announced: Under the contract, Univision is required to broadcast the pageant live on television in Spanish. While Univision claims its decision came solely in response to comments by Mr. Trump during a June 16, 2015 campaign speech announcing his candidacy for President of the United States, the decision was, in reality, a politically motivated attempt to suppress Mr. Trump’s freedom of speech under the First Amendment as...
  • Fox News Poll: Voters distrust government, say Obama not most transparent

    06/30/2015 6:23:53 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 30, 2015 | Dana Blanton
    The nation’s upcoming birthday party could be awkward -- as our relationship with Uncle Sam is on the rocks. Most American voters distrust their government, are unsure their president is honest, and feel Barack Obama has made false claims about transparency in his administration. The latest Fox News national poll finds that 61 percent don’t trust the federal government. That’s just one percentage point below the record high of 62 percent distrust in both 2013 and 2011. And it’s a reversal from 2002, soon after the 9/11 attacks, when a 54-percent majority trusted Uncle Sam and only 36 percent didn’t...
  • Army kills controversial social science program (to put psychologists on battlefields)

    06/30/2015 6:18:49 PM PDT · by pabianice · 9 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 6/30/15 | Vanden Brook
    * This is NOT satire* WASHINGTON (Tribune News Service) — The Army has quietly killed a program that put social scientists on battlefields to help troops avoid unnecessary bloodshed and improve civilians' lives, an Army spokesman said Monday. The initiative, known as the Human Terrain System, had been plagued by fraud and racial and sexual harassment, a USA TODAY investigation found. HTS, which spent at least $726 million from 2007 to 2014 in Iraq and Afghanistan, was killed last fall, Gregory Mueller, an Army spokesman, said in an email. Commanders in Afghanistan, where the U.S. combat mission ended last year,...
  • Conservatives Blast NBC for Firing Donald Trump While Keeping Al Sharpton

    06/30/2015 6:18:04 PM PDT · by South40 · 9 replies
    SFGate ^ | 30 JUN 2015 | Kathy Zerbib
    “I’m calling on NBC to fire Al Sharpton, whose words & actions for decades have been hateful & demeaning,” Mark Levin tweeted Conservatives took to social media to blast NBC for a perceived double standard in cutting ties with Donald Trump Monday for his comments about Mexican immigrants while keeping Al Sharpton despite the pastor-turned-MSNBC host’s numerous controversial remarks over the years.
  • Utah man who claimed ‘Die fag’ was carved into his arm during hate crime, staged attacks

    06/30/2015 6:17:46 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    LGBTQNation ^ | June 30, 2015 | Lindsay Whitehurst/Associated Press
    SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah man who reported someone beat him and carved a homophobic slur into his arm staged the attacks, authorities said Tuesday. Millard County Sheriff Robert Dekker said Rick Jones, 21, could face charges after officers investigating the series of reported attacks found inconsistencies in the evidence. The Delta man eventually acknowledged faking the harassment, Dekker said.An attorney for Jones said the reports were a cry for help initially directed toward people close to him, and Jones didn’t realize how much attention they would get.
  • Justice Kennedy’s Bitter Truth - Ruling Will Unleash Legal Furies Against Those Who Disagree.

    06/30/2015 6:07:53 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 12 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 29, 2015 | William McGurn
    What can it possibly matter to you, they were asked, if two men or two women who love each other call their relationship marriage? We learned that it matters a great deal. It matters to Brendan Eich, who was forced to resign last year as CEO of the company he co-founded after it became public that he had donated $1,000 to Proposition 8, the successful California ballot measure banning same-sex marriage. It matters to Chick-fil-A, which in 2012 saw the mayors of Chicago and Boston declare the restaurant chain had no place in their cities because its chief executive held...
  • Why you should fear Donald Trump

    06/30/2015 5:52:54 PM PDT · by Mariner · 69 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 30th, 2015 | Mark Macias, media consultant
    In business, you fear the person who has nothing to lose and everything to gain because he will fight you till the end. In politics, you fear the person who has everything to lose and nothing to gain, especially if he has totalitarian control. These general principals are why NBC and every GOP presidential candidate should be very fearful right now of Donald Trump. He won't play by the rules in politics because he has run a totalitarian regime. He will also fight till the end because he wrongfully believes he has nothing to lose in business. The proof for...
  • Greek debt crisis: In Athens, scavenging from bins has become a way to survive

    06/30/2015 5:49:22 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 31 replies
    UK The Telegraph ^ | 6/30/15 | Colin Freeman, and Alastair Good
    Piled high with rubbish congealing in the summer heat, municipal dustbin R21 on Athens' Sofokleous Street does not look or smell like a treasure trove. But for Greece's growing army of dustbin scavengers, its deposits of rubbish from nearby stores and grocery shops make it a regular point of call. "Sometimes I'll find scrap metal that I can sell, although if I see something that looks reasonably safe to eat, I'll take it," said Nikos Polonos, 55, as he sifted through R21's contents on Tuesday morning. "Other times you might find paper, cans, and bottles that you can get money...
  • Tunisia attack: Profile of gunman Seifeddine Rezgui

    06/30/2015 5:45:26 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | 29 June 2015
    Tunisian student Seifeddine Rezgui opened fire on a tourist beach leaving at least 38 people dead. But the people who knew him told the BBC he was polite, never swore, never fought and liked breakdancing. In the midday sun, Seifeddine Rezgui pulled a Kalashnikov from a parasol and opened fire on the beach, sending holidaymakers fleeing for their lives. He threw explosives at the pool area before continuing inside the Imperial Marhaba hotel. Rezgui was not previously known to the security services. But Islamic State (IS), which said it was behind the attack, referred to him by a nom de...
  • US, Cuba to announce embassy openings Wednesday

    06/30/2015 5:37:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 30, 2015 | (Lucas Tomlinson, Kevin Corke and the Associated Press)
    President Obama will announce Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba have reached an agreement to open embassies in Havana and Washington, an administration official confirmed to Fox News. The announcement marks a major step in ending hostilities between the longtime foes and an opportunity to re-establish formal diplomatic relations. The U.S. and Cuba have been negotiating the reestablishment of embassies in each other’s capitals following the Dec. 17 announcement that they would move to restore ties. …
  • Yemen conflict: 'More than 1,000' prisoners escape

    06/30/2015 5:29:50 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 6/30/15
    About 1,200 prisoners, including al-Qaeda suspects, have escaped from a prison in central Yemen, officials say. There were clashes at the prison in the central town of Taiz ahead of the break-out.
  • Donald Trump Files a $500 Million Lawsuit Against Univision

    06/30/2015 4:54:12 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 69 replies
    http://www.foxbusiness.com/business ^ | 6/30/2015 | Joseph Ax in New York; Additional reporting by Eric Beech in Washington and Nate Raymond in New York
    U.S. presidential candidate and real estate mogul Donald Trump filed a $500 million lawsuit on Tuesday against Univision over the Spanish-language TV network's decision to end its contract to broadcast the Miss USA pageant, which is co-owned by Trump. Univision said last week it would not air the July 12 pageant because of what it called insulting remarks about Mexican immigrants made by Trump when he announced he was running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. The 19-page lawsuit accuses Univision of a "thinly veiled attempt" to stifle Trump's freedom of speech in order to boost Democratic frontrunner Hilary Clinton....
  • New laws in Tennessee include 48-hour waiting period for abortion

    06/30/2015 4:46:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    whnt.com ^ | June 30, 2015 | Associated Press,
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A new Tennessee law that requires a 48-hour waiting period before an abortion is one of many new laws taking effect on July 1. The abortion measure passed during the recent legislative session affects all seven of the state’s abortion clinics. Another measure will require abortion facilities performing more than 50 abortions a year be held to the same health and safety standards as other out-patient surgical facilities.
  • Scott Walker: the new Thad Cochran (Hires Brad Dayspring)

    06/30/2015 4:45:08 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 22 replies
    RedState ^ | 6/30/2015 | Streiff
    Scott just went full RINO. Scott Walker just dropped off my list of acceptable candidates. I like a lot about Governor Walker but people are policy. And his decision to hire Brad Dayspring, an unprincipled political operative who combines viciousness and incompetence in equal measures tells us a lot. Congrats to @BDayspring on joining Team Walker! Huge get– one of the best communications strategists in the game. $$ — Alyssa Farah (@Alyssafarah) June 30, 2015 As we have documented here on RedState, Brad Dayspring was on of the loudest lying voices in the dishonest, dishonorable, and disreputable campaign the NRSC...
  • Opinion: ‘Spectacular rallies’ await investors who buy Greece now

    06/30/2015 4:43:34 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Market Watch ^ | June 30, 2015 | By Michael Brush
    After months of complacency, a little fear has crept back into the markets. Fear is good because one of the best ways to make money is to buy fear, says Lawrence McDonald, head of U.S. macro strategy at Societe Generale. A good way to buy fear is to go long on Greek stocks via the exchange traded fund Global X FTSE Greece. “Over the next week, there is a good chance we may see spectacular rallies, because this is by no means over,” says McDonald. McDonald sees Greek shares as more of a trading opportunity but, ultimately, he thinks Greece...
  • Republicans lose sight of reality

    06/30/2015 4:31:45 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 39 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | june 29, 2015 | Richard cohen
    If you’re old enough to recall how the landslide election of Lyndon Johnson over the hapless Barry Goldwater spelled the end of the Republican Party, or how Ronald Reagan’s election amounted to a revolution that put the Democratic party on the mat until — more or less — the end of time, then you will understand my caution in saying that while the Republican Party may well survive its recent difficulty, Republicanism itself is dead. I think. The recent difficulties consist of taking the wrong side in the great health care debate, not only opposing what came to be called...
  • Drone set to deliver abortion pills to Ireland

    06/30/2015 4:29:46 PM PDT · by Morgana
    newsweek.com ^ | 6/30/15 | Eilish O'Gara
    A women's rights group say they are planning on distributing abortion medication by drone in Ireland after they successfully delivered a batch of pills from Germany to Poland last week. The drone set off from Frankfurt an der Oder, on the border with Poland, and delivered the medication to two pregnant women waiting in Slubice who then took the pills, which had been prescribed by a German doctor. After the drone had landed, German police arrived and confiscated the pilot's controllers and iPad, although no one was arrested. Dr Rebecca Gomperts, founder and director of Women on Waves, the not-for-profit...
  • Even more bad news for Hillary Clinton

    06/30/2015 4:28:53 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 30, 2015 | BY JENNIFER RUBIN
    Hillary Clinton’s re-launch did absolutely nothing to improve the trajectory of her campaign. And there are daily reminders that far from being Democrats’ best bet she may be the Republicans’ ideal opponent. First, she generates as much enthusiasm as dental surgery. But don’t just take my word for it. A new poll from Democracy Corps and Women’s Voices, Woman Vote Action Fund shows that Clinton’s hopes rest with “the changing demographic reality of the new American electorate. Unmarried women, people of color, millennials—voters of the Rising American Electorate (RAE)—will make up a majority of voters for the first time in...
  • The Economic Illiteracy Of Obama's Overtime Rule

    06/30/2015 4:27:43 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 1 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 06/30/2015 | Staff
    Regulations: With the flick of his magic pen, President Obama will soon grant millions of workers overtime play. At least, that's the fantasy being peddled by the White House and regurgitated by a credulous press.
  • Clinton payment plan: Campaign seeks monthly donations from supporters

    06/30/2015 4:20:23 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 30, 2015 | BY PAUL BEDARD
    A top Clinton campaign official has urged supporters to making monthly donations and volunteer in the former first lady's effort to win the presidency. The call from campaign manager Robby Mook apparently startled a crowd of 150 attending a $25-a-head fundraiser. It was part of his pitch to supporters to help in what is expected to be a well-funded and record-smashing $2.5 billion campaign. Appearing at the top-rated Mise en Place wine restaurant in Tampa Monday, Mook also said that Clinton plans to end Super PACs. Clinton has promised to remove "unaccountable money" from the political process if elected, but...
  • He Was With His Fiancée When A Vacation Turned Into A Nightmare. He Told Her ‘I Love You, Just Go’

    06/30/2015 4:08:03 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 95 replies
    ijreview.com ^ | june 29, 2015 | prudence hill
    If it had not been for the bravery of her fiancé, Saera Wilson may have been one of the more than 70 victims of an attack on a hotel in Tunisia. As the Daily Mail reports, 37 people were killed and 36 wounded when extremists attacked a resort area in Sousse, opening fire at a beach near the Bellevue Hotel. Wilson was on vacation with her fiancé, Matthew James, and the two were sunbathing when the shooting began. Wilson says that James put his body between her and the gunmen, shielding her from harm while taking three bullets in the stomach. Even while injured...
  • Saying Hillary Clinton Should Ditch Bill is Really Asking Once Again -- "Why Does She Stay?"

    06/30/2015 3:55:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | June 30, 2015 | by Joanne Bamberger
    As Hillary Clinton is at the beginning of her second campaign for president, her husband Bill -- "42" in White House parlance -- appropriately has been laying low, presumably to let her gain the traction she needs to be her own candidate. But a recent article in The New Republic suggests that Bill should go one step further for the entire 2016 political season for his wife to succeed -- that he should Stay. Away. From. Hillary. he article goes one step further in offering the unsolicited advice that if Hillary really wants to be elected in 2016, she'd better...
  • Cheryl Burke, Thomas Roberts won't host Miss USA

    06/30/2015 3:50:15 PM PDT · by South40 · 45 replies
    MSN (AP) ^ | 30 JUN 2015 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — Miss USA has lost its all of its co-hosts. "Dancing with the Stars'" Cheryl Burke and MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts said Tuesday they won't take part in the July 12 pageant after Donald Trump made remarks about Mexicans while announcing his run for president. On Monday, NBC said it would cancel its Miss USA coverage and part ways with Trump, with whom it owns the pageant.
  • It's been 4 days since the SCOTUS Gay Marriage Ruling. Where is Trump? [Vanity]

    06/30/2015 3:48:21 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 71 replies
    So, the Supreme Court ruled/legislated from bench, unconstitutionally, on June 26th. Here it is June 30th, and Donald Trump, the man known for speaking his mind, most of the time in a politically incorrect manner, has been silent on this ruling. 4 days! Ostensibly, he wants to be President of the United States. He has also stated he believes in traditional marriage, and weakly stated that gay marriage, "wasn't his thing". Since the oath of office for POTUS includes the following: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States,...
  • Donald Trump To Bill O’Reilly: NBC Abandoned 50 Women And Their Families

    06/30/2015 3:46:05 PM PDT · by Mariner · 52 replies
    Deadline ^ | June 30th, 2015 | Lisa de Moraes
    GOP candidate Donald Trump tells Bill O’Reilly tonight “I just sued Univision for $500 million” adding, “the papers were just filed so that will be interesting.” The pre-taped interview will air on Fox News Channel’s The O’Reilly Factor in about two hours. Among the highlights: On why Trump thinks NBCUniversal cut ties with him: “Well, they were very angry with me because I wanted to run for president and I told them I would be running and as you know last season was a big season. The Apprentice has been an amazing success. We had very good ratings last season...
  • Data Proves that Slavery has Little to do with the Current Plight of African-Americans

    06/30/2015 3:33:42 PM PDT · by robowombat · 34 replies
    Eagle Rising ^ | 24 June 2015 | Onan Coca
    Data Proves that Slavery has Little to do with the Current Plight of African-Americans By Onan Coca / 24 June 2015 / The brilliant economist and political thinker (and Professor at George Mason University) Walter E. Williams has a new column up at CNS News discussing modern black America. Professor Williams is a conservative African-American who is often at odds with the liberal orthodoxy on the problems within the black community, and his latest commentary is no different. In his latest effort, Williams discusses the mythology that has arisen around the current problems in the black community – particularly fatherlessness,...
  • Ted Cruz Explains the One Question the Media Uses to Try to ‘Trap’ Candidates

    06/30/2015 3:30:45 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies
    ijreview ^ | June 29, 2015 | MIKE MILLER
    p>During a Fox News interview on Sunday, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz described a recent encounter with a local reporter in Texas who persisted in asking whether he had “an animosity toward gay Americans.” “Media Buzz” host Howard Kurtz raised the subject: KURTZ: “You had an exchange with a reporter in Beaumont, Texas, who asked you flat out [if] you have an animosity toward gay Americans. You pushed back on that pretty hard.”CRUZ: “We were talking about bias in the media; it’s a good example. He asked me initially about gay marriage. I told him I don’t support gay marriage;...
  • Who Is Hillary Clinton? [Video]

    06/30/2015 3:22:14 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 15, 2015 | Staff
    A new video produced by Ben Howe and National Review asks how much Americans really know about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. It features a quick montage of pundits and politicians across the spectrum questioning her private email server and multiple conflicts of interest while serving at the State Department.
  • State Department to release new batch of Clinton emails

    06/30/2015 3:14:32 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 30, 2015 | by Sandra Maler
    The U.S. State Department said it would release 3,000 pages of emails from the account of former secretary of state Hillary Clinton at 9 p.m. EDT on Tuesday (0100 GMT on Wednesday). Department spokesman John Kirby said at a news briefing the latest batch of emails would cover March through December 2009. "We recognize it's an inconvenient time," Kirby said of the nighttime release. He said State officials would be working until the last minute to get the second tranche of emails out to meet a court-ordered deadline.
  • Sen. Ted Cruz: Supreme Court Justices 'Violated Their Oaths'

    06/30/2015 3:11:10 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 30 replies
    NBC News ^ | JUN 29 2015
    Republican Texas Senator and presidential hopeful Ted Cruz spoke to TODAY's Savannah Guthrie on Monday about the latest Supreme Court rulings in an appearance Monday to discuss his new book, "A Time For Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America." When asked by Guthrie about his comments that the court rulings upholding the health care law and making same-sex marriage legal was "a dark day for America," Cruz said that a majority of the Supreme Court justices, whom he called "5 unelected lawyers...violated their judicial oaths." Cruz thinks it should be up to the states to vote for gay marriage laws....
  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Lashes Out at Gov. Andrew Cuomo

    06/30/2015 3:10:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    WSJ ^ | June 30, 2015 | Josh Dawsey
    Mayor Bill de Blasio, unleashing months of frustration on Tuesday, said Gov. Andrew Cuomo undermined his Albany agenda and wasn’t focused on New York City residents but instead cared about “deal making” and “revenge.” Mr. de Blasio said he expected more retribution from the governor, a fellow Democrat, for expressing his views Tuesday afternoon, but he said he was prepared to handle it. Mr. de Blasio also said the governor had been disappointing since the mayor endorsed him last year for re-election. ... Melissa DeRosa, a spokeswoman for the governor, said Mr. Cuomo wished the mayor well on his coming...
  • Breaking! TRUMP SUES UNIVISION!!

    06/30/2015 3:03:46 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 66 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 6-30-2015 | soopermexican
    I kept hearing that he wouldn’t do it and that he’s all bluster, but it looks like Donald Trump has actually filed a lawsuit against Univision for breaking their contract to broadcast the Miss USA pageant after his comments about illegal aliens from Mexico.
  • Russian, Iranian loyalty to Bashar Assad tested as Syria approaches ‘tipping point’

    06/30/2015 2:57:46 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 29 Jun 15 | Guy Taylor
    The regime of longtime Syrian strongman Bashar Assad is struggling at levels unseen during the nation’s 4-year-old civil war, ramping up pressure on allies Iran and Russia to either abandon or double down on their support for the Syrian leader, U.S. intelligence officials say. While world headlines focus on the push for a nuclear accord between the West and Iran, Syria’s civil war is approaching what several officials described to The Washington Times as a “tipping point,” with various jihadi forces gaining ground against Mr. Assad’s government forces in several parts of the nation.
  • Same-Sex Marriage Fight Turns to Clerks Who Refuse Licenses

    06/30/2015 2:56:20 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 30, 2015 | By CLAIRE GALOFARO and ADAM BEAM
    MOREHEAD, Ky. - Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis shut her blinds at work Tuesday to block the view of rainbow-clad protesters outside. They carried flowers and flags and signs saying "you don't own marriage." They chanted "do your job." Moments later, she told a lesbian couple who walked in asking for a license to try another county. Davis is among a handful of public officials across the Bible Belt so repulsed by the thought of enabling a same-sex marriage that they are defying the U.S. Supreme Court and refusing to issue a license to anyone, gay or straight. "It's a...
  • Israel says Syria's Assad may be left with rump state

    06/30/2015 2:50:17 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 30 Jun 15 | Unknown
    Defense minister's advisor: War-torn nation is undergoing de facto partition, potentially leading to Assad ruling over a much-reduced 'Alawistan' A senior Israeli defense official said President Bashar Assad controlled just a fifth of Syria and may end up in charge of a rump state dominated by his minority Alawite sect. "Syria is gone. Syria is dying. The funeral will be declared in due time. This Bashar Assad, he will be remembered in history textbooks as the one who lost Syria," Gilad told an intelligence conference organised by the Israel Defense journal on Monday. "Until now he has lost 75 percent...
  • What Complete Nonsense=> Obama Says US and Brazil “Share Similar Histories” (VIDEO)

    06/30/2015 2:11:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/30/15 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama held a press conference today in Washington DC with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff today in the White House. obama brazilian leader Obama compared the US to Brazil, including our “similar histories”(?) “Our common values, our strong people-to-people relationships that we have, the fact that we are the largest countries in the hemisphere, with similar histories, I think all that means that we should be very strong partners for years and years.”
  • Historic Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary Bans Confederate Flags

    06/30/2015 1:58:20 PM PDT · by Ladysforest · 42 replies
    The Evening Sun ^ | 6/28/2015 | Chris Cappella
    The Hanover Evening Sun Local News In the wake of several Gettysburg-area stores making announcements on if they'll continue to sell Confederate flag-related merchandise, the Lutheran Theological Seminary is making its stand. Saturday, the day before a Living History event was slated to take place on the seminary's campus, the administration announced it would be banning symbols of hate speech and racism on seminary grounds, said the Rev. John Spangler, executive assistant to the president for communication and planning. The ban prohibits the display of the flag or flags associated with the Confederate States of America, Spangler said. "The subsequent...
  • Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes Spike in NYC

    06/30/2015 1:46:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    INN ^ | 6/29/2015, 4:27 PM | Tova Dvorin
    Hate crimes have spiked in New York City in 2015, according to New York Police Department (NYPD) statistics released Sunday—particularly against Jews. Hate crimes overall rose 9%, with 127 reported crimes during the first week of June in 2015 compared to 116 at the same time in 2014, the New York Post reports. Of those, anti-Semitic attacks rose 27% during that period, with 56 over 44 last year. …
  • Brush fire spurs alarm on Fort Huachuca

    06/30/2015 1:46:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Staff/HERALD REVIEW
    Smoke from a brush fire that consumed about 30 acres of land on Fort Huachuca brought response from the post fire department and the Coronado National Forest Sierra Vista Ranger District. Sometime after 6 p.m., the fire was reported off from Range Road in the general proximity of the wind turbine on Fort Huachuca.
  • IDF Appoints Special Team to Plan Strike on Iran

    06/30/2015 1:42:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    INN ^ | 6/30/2015, 12:21 PM | Ari Yashar
    As world powers and Iran reach a deadline Tuesday—which may be extended—for talks on the Islamic regime’s nuclear program, Israel is taking steps to prepare for a military strike on Tehran's nuclear facilities so as to defend itself from the impending threat. Iran has refused to allow inspections of its covert nuclear sites and declared it will use advanced centrifuges as soon as a deal is met, meaning the leading state sponsor of terrorism could potentially obtain a nuclear arsenal within weeks, all while getting billions of dollars in sanctions relief through a nuclear deal. The Hebrew-language Walla! reported Tuesday...