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  • Deportation of Burlington man cancelled

    02/15/2013 6:31:09 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies ^ | February 14, 2013, | Ali Scotti
    BURLINGTON, N.C. — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has cancelled the deportation of Isaias Valles-Castejon, who was scheduled to be deported back to Mexico tonight at midnight
  • Schultz's Dirty Secret: Regulators 'Sheriff' Warren Scalded Are Obama Appointees

    02/15/2013 6:23:25 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 8 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Ed Schultz was in seventh heaven, lionizing Elizabeth Warren [new first name 'Sheriff'] for the way she grilled financial regulators for failing to take big banks to trial. Just one teenie-weenie factoid Ed failed to mention: those two regulators he showed Warren scalding during his MSNBC show tonight were appointed by, yup, President Barack Obama. View the video here.
  • Goldman Sachs says cooperating with Heinz probe (Insider trading investigation)

    02/15/2013 6:15:58 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Economic Times ^ | 2/15/13 | Reuters
    Goldman Sachs Group Inc is cooperating with a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission probe into insider options trading in H.J. Heinz Co before the food company announced it was being acquired, Goldman said on Friday.
  • College prof bans students from citing the Onion and Fox News

    02/15/2013 6:12:52 PM PST · by chessplayer · 15 replies
    A West Liberty University professor has been criticized on campus and off for telling her students not to use Fox News as a “serious academic reference.” Political science prof Stephanie Wolfe's course syllabus listed the sources her students were banned from citing in their research. The Onion was first, followed by Fox News. "The tagline ‘Fox News’ makes me cringe," she wrote.
  • Russian nuclear bombers intercepted near Guam

    02/15/2013 6:08:16 PM PST · by LadyEleanor · 26 replies
    NBC ^ | 12/15/12
    Russian nuclear bombers intercepted near Guam U.S. military officials tell NBC News that two Russian bombers, capable of carrying nuclear cruise missiles, circled the U.S. island of Guam in the Western Pacific this week. U.S. Air Force F-15 jets scrambled from Andersen Air Force Base on Guam to intercept the bombers. According to one military official, the Russian Bear bombers remained in international airspace, the encounter between the U.S. and Russian aircraft “stayed professional” and there was no incident. The official said it’s impossible to determine whether the Russian bombers carried any nuclear weapons.
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 2-15-13

    02/15/2013 5:52:32 PM PST · by dynachrome · 16 replies ^ | 2-15-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Barack Obama says 'I wish I'd had a father' as he addresses guns in Chicago

    02/15/2013 5:26:01 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 66 replies
    Barack Obama says 'I wish I'd had a father' as he addresses guns in Chicago President Barack Obama today urged the young men of America to help tackle gun violence by taking responsibility for raising their sons, using an emotional return to his home city to admit: “I wish I'd had a father who was around and involved”. In an unusually personal speech at a school in his old Chicago neighbourhood, Mr Obama, who was raised by his mother, said his attempts to introduce new gun control laws must be matched by more men behaving like role models who are...
  • Tennessee Rejects Exchange Partnership

    02/15/2013 5:16:40 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 3 replies
    News Channel 5 ^ | Feb 15, 2013 | AP
    <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Bill Haslam says Tennessee won't participate in a partnership with the federal government in establishing a health insurance exchange.</p>
  • Adm. James Lyons (Ret.) on Growing Benghazi Scandal

    02/15/2013 4:58:28 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Feb 15, 2013 | Roger Aronoff
    I asked Adm. Lyons what he thought of Hillary Clinton’s question to the senators when she was feeling the heat from their questions. “What difference does it make?” she angrily asked, referring to how the men died. The questions asked of Sec. Clinton were trying to get an answer to why the administration had claimed for weeks that the attack was in response to an anti-Islamic video produced in the U.S., when records and testimony made it clear that it was a planned terrorist attack on the 11th anniversary of September 11, 2001, and the intelligence community knew it from...
  • Democrats Seek to Ban Hunting Ammunition in Wisconsin

    02/15/2013 4:49:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 41 replies ^ | 2/15/12 | briansikma
    A Democratic state senator and three Democratic state representatives have circulated draft legislation that would ban civilian possession of hollow point or frangible ammunition in Wisconsin. According to existing Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources regulations, sportsmen and women in Wisconsin must use such ammunition when hunting deer or bear. The Democratic lawmakers, two of whom are freshman, all hail from urban districts in the City of Milwaukee. The reasoning behind the legislation is somewhat muddled. The impact, however, is quite clear. According to a legislative counsel review of the legislation, it would essentially make it impossible for civilians to hunt...
  • Meteor blast wave blows out doors and windows in Russia

    02/15/2013 4:49:47 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 32 replies
    Meteor blast wave blows out doors and windows in Russia There is a lot of good footage of this meteorite. (Especially thanks to the Russian fad of everyone driving around with dash cams in their cars. ) Russians estimate the explosion was the size of 20 Hiroshima bombs.
  • Cops: Mom's stripping disrupts NY school assembly

    02/15/2013 4:36:08 PM PST · by Brandonmark · 34 replies
    ABC 27 WTXL ^ | 2-5-13 | ABC 27 WTXL
    Police say a mother who got on stage and started to strip during an upstate New York school assembly is facing child endangerment and lewdness charges. Albany police say 24-year-old Aydrea Meaders was arrested at North Albany Academy on Friday morning. They say school staff told them the assembly was halted and the cafeteria cleared after Meaders began dancing onstage and took off some of her clothes. She's charged with seven counts of endangering the welfare of a child and one count of public lewdness.
  • Five gun companies tell New York to pound sand

    02/15/2013 4:34:34 PM PST · by OzarkSailor · 31 replies
    Guns Save Lives ^ | 14FEB13 | GSL
    Five companies, thus far, have communicated their intention not to sell to any police or government agencies in New York State. LaRue Tactical Olympic Arms Extreme Firepower Inc, LLC Templar Custom York Arms Guns Save Life is joining with Grass Roots North Carolina in calling for all American gun owners to pressure Sig Sauer, Smith and Wesson and Glock to shut off sales to government agencies in New York State. If you know executives in any of these companies, email them directly. If not, we’ve got some email addresses below for you. Keep it short and sweet. Long missives will...
  • Philly Passes Resolution Calling for Reproductive Healthcare Funding ("atmosphere was celebratory")

    02/15/2013 4:28:27 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 11 replies
    Philadelphia Weekly ^ | 02/15/2013 | Tara Murtha
    Last night, Philadelphia became the third U.S. city to pass a resolution calling for federal and state funding of reproductive healthcare services, including abortion. From the resolution: “Resolution calling upon President Obama, the US Congress, Governor Corbett, and the Pennsylvania General Assembly to maintain existing public funding for comprehensive reproductive health care and reinstate insurance coverage for abortion care for every woman who needs it, --snip-- “They were told they’d need $350–450 for an abortion,” said Dr. Schewel. “As you can imagine, that’s a fortune to them.” Dr. Marla Gold, another member of the Board of Health, emphasized that the...
  • Widespread Palestinian rioting erupts in West Bank

    02/15/2013 4:20:52 PM PST · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2-15-13 | YAAKOV LAPPIN
    Hundreds of Palestinians throw rocks, Molotov cocktails at IDF soldiers near Ofer security prison and at several other West Bank sites in support of hunger striking Palestinian prisoners; 2 IDF soldiers hurt. Breaking News 15:32 Fan nabbed for racism against Muslim Betar player Defense Widespread Palestinian rioting erupts in West Bank By YAAKOV LAPPIN, JPOST.COM STAFF 02/15/2013 18:59 Hundreds of Palestinians throw rocks, Molotov cocktails at IDF soldiers near Ofer security prison and at several other West Bank sites in support of hunger striking Palestinian prisoners; 2 IDF soldiers hurt. Stone-throwing Palestinian protesters carry a protester injured by IDF...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. charged with misusing $750,000 in campaign funds

    02/15/2013 4:01:13 PM PST · by libstripper · 58 replies
    NBC News ^ | Feb.15, 2013 | Ward Room staff,
    Federal officials filed charges Friday against Jesse Jackson Jr. after the former congressman reportedly signed a plea deal for allegedly improperly spending hundreds of thousands in campaign funds. The paperwork was filed at the U.S District Courthouse in Washington. Jackson, who left the public eye last summer for treatment of bi-polar disorder and resigned from office in November, is not expected to make an appearance, but he offered a response in his first statement to the public in months.
  • Thousands Gather On (CT) Capitol Steps To Call For Stricter Gun Laws

    02/15/2013 3:59:13 PM PST · by matt04 · 20 replies
    More than 5,000 supporters of tighter controls on firearms crowded the state Capitol Thursday morning, demanding action from the General Assembly in the wake of the Newtown school massacre. "The American people have seen what happens in place after place...we cannot let what happened here in Connecticut ever be forgotten,'' Gov. Dannel P. Malloy told the crowd. "We will not rest until we have changed America. We will not rest until we have changed Connecticut." Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, among a host of elected leaders speaking to the rally, said that "we have to make sure that no one says...
  • Public School Gives Out Obama T-shirts

    02/15/2013 3:55:59 PM PST · by wesagain · 23 replies
    ConservativeActionAlerts ^ | Feb 15, 2013 | Rebekah Maxwell
    Ok, I know there are some people who still get a bit offended when I talk about “government schools,” or “tax-funded indoctrination centers.” You can be honest. You think my outrage at the dramatic downward spiral of student standards, the censorship of even the barest symbols of God and country, the usurpation of parental roles by government officials, the peddling of self-esteem as the only commodity to our tiny epicureans….well, you think I’m overstating it. Our schools wouldn’t really be that blatantly schilling for government, would they? They aren’t really just cheerleaders for Obama, right? Those are just the big-city...
  • Cheaper Than Dirt donates $100,000 to Second Amendment Foundation

    02/15/2013 3:46:27 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 10 replies ^ | Feb 15, 2013 | Max Slowik
    Cheaper Than Dirt just made the largest single contribution to the Second Amendment Foundation and first “Diamond Level” donation of $100,000. The Second Amendment Foundation is pretty happy about this. “The level of support from CheaperThanDirt both delighted and shocked me,” said Second Amendment Foundation director Ray Carter. “SAF has never before received a single donation of this size and by itself Cheaper Than Dirt’s contribution will make possible a major expansion of SAF legal action and education efforts. We are privileged to consider Cheaper Than Dirt a partner in our efforts.” “Created in response to the generous donation from...
  • Larry Pratt Skillfully Destroys Piers Morgan on Gun Control Debate

    02/15/2013 3:40:45 PM PST · by lbryce · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | January 10, 2013 | Freedombrief
    While many decry the way Alex Jones presented his argument on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight recently, none can argue with the balance and calm approach, head of Gun Owners of America, Larry Pratt presented. Pratt skillfully and methodically destroyed Piers Morgans ridiculous pro-communist gun-control argument piece-by-piece, discrediting his claims that the UK, a country with the highest violent crime rate in Europe, was made safe by gun control.