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  • Mediaite: New management at MSNBC may drop the axe on 3 shows

    05/04/2015 1:12:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    Hotair ^ | 05/04/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Has MSNBC finally had enough of leaning forward into a full-tilt decline in ratings? Despite some suggestions that the cable channel’s carriage fees immunizes it from the ratings issue, it’s apparently not enough for the new president of NBC News. Poor ratings may spell the end of three shows, two of which appear in the channel’s ailing prime-time lineup, according to Mediaite’s Andrew Kirell: Mediaite has learned that Lack is now beginning to take an active role in the herculean task of trying to right that left-leaning ship: Specifically, Lack is now often attending MSNBC chief Phil Griffin‘s 11:30...
  • Trigger Warning: College Kids Are Human Veal

    05/04/2015 1:07:05 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 1 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | April 30, 2015 | Nick Gillespie
    Every time we seem to have reached peak insanity when it comes to the intellectually constipated and socially stultifying atmosphere on todays college campuses, some new story manages to reveal vast new and untapped reservoirs of ridiculousness. In a world of trigger warnings, microaggressions, and official apologies featuring misgendered pronouns that start a whole new round of accusations, wonders never cease. So when 60s-radical-turned-Reagan-fanboy David Horowitz shows up at University of North Carolina to equate Islam with terrorism for the thousandth time, the student body gets the vapors, tries to shut him down, and creates the hashtag #notsafeUNC. When a...
  • Obama blasts media coverage of Baltimore riots

    05/04/2015 1:01:44 PM PDT · by don-o · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 4, 2015 | Ben Wolfgang
    President Obama on Monday took a shot at the media for its coverage of last weeks violence in Baltimore, saying news outlets too often focus only on looters and rioters rather than on those who are trying to solve the complex problems plaguing Americas cities. In a speech at Lehman College in New York City, the president said lack of economic opportunity for young people of color in inner cities helped fuel the protests that have been seen in Baltimore, Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere across the country in recent months. Mr. Obama said its vital that the nation turn its...
  • TRUMP: PAMELA GELLER IS JUST TAUNTING THEM

    05/04/2015 1:00:09 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 20 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 5/4/2015 | Right Scoop
    This morning on Fox and Friends, Donald Trump asked if there isnt some less provocative way for Pamela Geller to make her point without taunting them, saying thats what shes doing. Idiot.
  • Watchdog: Team Clinton broke ethics rules meeting with Senate Democrats

    05/04/2015 12:46:48 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 5-4-15 | Paul Bedard
    A taxpayer watchdog group is calling for an ethics investigation into meetings between Hillary Clinton's team and key Senate Democrats inside official Senate offices where political activities are barred. The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust has asked the Senate Select Committee on Ethics to probe the "apparent breach of ethics rules" stemming from an April 21 Clinton strategy session in a room just off the Senate floor. The group said that the rules need to be reinforced because it appears that "ongoing" strategy sessions are planned between the Democratic frontrunner and Senate supporters. "The taxpayers expect and deserve that...
  • Analysis: Syria's al-Assad regime in trouble

    05/04/2015 12:45:27 PM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
    CNN ^ | May 3, 2015 | Nick Paton Walsh
    A series of victories by Islamist rebels against the Syrian regime is raising the prospect of a sea change in the momentum of a war in which the endurance of Bashar al-Assad has for years seemed to many as a given. Substantial territorial losses by the regime in the northern city of Jisr-el-Shugur and beyond, after the city of Idlib also fell to rebels, coupled with a relatively successful series of advances around the southwest of Damascus, are the result of new levels of cooperation among rebel groups that have spent the past years fighting each other for supremacy, to...
  • NYPD officer (Brian Moore) shot in the head this weekend pronounced dead

    05/04/2015 12:40:44 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 20 replies
    AP via WSMV News ^ | 5/4/2015 | MICHAEL BALSAMO
    NEW YORK (AP) - A 25-year-old police officer shot in the head over the weekend while attempting to stop a man suspected of carrying a handgun died Monday from his injuries, the third New York City officer slain on duty in five months, Police Commissioner William Bratton said. Brian Moore, who was in a coma after undergoing brain surgery following the Saturday evening shooting, was pronounced dead at a Queens hospital with his family at his bedside, including a father, uncle and cousin who were police officers. Dozens of uniformed officers stood at attention outside the medical center and lined...
  • Supreme Court grandstands on marriage by embracing cognitive dissonance

    05/04/2015 12:37:29 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5-4-15 | Steve Deace
    Two years ago, a majority of U.S. Supreme Court justices ruled it was a terrible thing for the federal government to dictate the definition of marriage to all 50 states. Despite the fact it was done lawfully via a bill passed through both houses of Congress, and signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1996. Two years later, the same five justices who made up that majority are poised to reverse themselves, and say it's perfectly fine for the federal government to dictate the definition of marriage to all 50 states. Provided it's done so unlawfully by judicial fiat...
  • Mohammed cartoon event group pushes religious envelope

    05/04/2015 12:21:17 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 32 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/4/2015 | Staff
    Washington (AFP) - The group behind the Prophet Mohammed cartoon event in Texas where police killed two gunmen Sunday has a history of making provocative statements about Islam that it says are aimed at defending "freedom" and critics see as antagonizing Muslims. The American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), led by provocative activist Pamela Geller, offered a $10,000 prize in a competition to draw a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed. Depicting the Prophet Mohammed is seen as offensive by many Muslims. Such satirical images have prompted violence in the past including in Paris this year when 12 people were gunned down...
  • Texas Councilman Forgets To Turn Off Microphone While Using Bathroom (video)

    05/04/2015 12:03:57 PM PDT · by blueyon · 14 replies
    CBSHouston.com ^ | 5/04/15 | ??
    GEORGETOWN, Texas (CBS Houston) It was a scene straight out of The Naked Gun. Rachael Jonrowe, mayor pro tem for Georgetown, Texas, was speaking during a council meeting about deadly infectious diseases when everyone in the room could hear someone going to the bathroom.
  • Too many end in suicide: The dark history of gender reassignment

    05/04/2015 11:57:49 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 37 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/4/15 | Walt Heyer
    May 4, 2015 (ThePublicDiscourse.com) -- Bruce Jenner and Diane Sawyer could benefit from a history lesson. I know, because I suffered through “sex change” surgery and lived as a woman for eight years. The surgery fixed nothing—it only masked and exacerbated deeper psychological problems.The beginnings of the transgender movement have gotten lost today in the push for transgender rights, acceptance, and tolerance. If more people were aware of the dark and troubled history of sex-reassignment surgery, perhaps we wouldn’t be so quick to push people toward it.The setting for the first transgender surgeries (mostly male-to-female) was in university-based clinics, starting in the...
  • Dems push for same-day voter registration

    05/04/2015 11:54:54 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 4, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) want every state to offer same-day voter registration for federal elections. The Democratic senators have reintroduced the Same Day Registration Act, which would require states to allow voters to register on the day of an election. Ten states, plus the District of Columbia, currently allow eligible voters to do so, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. In addition, the group notes that Illinois is expected to implement statewide same-day voter registration later this year. Advocates argue it can help increase voter turnout, while opponents say it increases the chances for...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WOR AM,May 4-8, 2015

    05/04/2015 11:47:10 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
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  • Texas Shooting Suspect Linked Himself to ISIS in Tweets

    05/04/2015 11:44:22 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 15 replies
    One of the two men killed while trying to shoot up a Garland, Texas, event featuring controversial cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Mohammed linked himself to ISIS in a tweet posted just before the attack. The man, identified by a federal law enforcement source as Elton Simpson, apparently posted a tweet before the attack that read, in part, "May Allah accept us as mujahideen." The tweet from Simpson also said he and his fellow attacker had pledged loyalty to "Amirul Mu'mineen" (the leader of the faithful), which CNN terrorism analyst Paul Cruickshank said probably refers to ISIS leader Abu Bakr...
  • Britain's new princess named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

    05/04/2015 11:37:29 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/4/2015 | Andrew Osborn
    (Reuters) - Britain's Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge have named their newborn daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, a choice that honors the baby's late grandmother Princess Diana and her great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth.
  • Gunman outside Muhammad cartoon event identified as suspected militant sympathizer

    05/04/2015 11:32:13 AM PDT · by don-o · 29 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 4, 2015 | Lindsey Bever and Brian Murphy
    Nearly 900 miles to the west, meanwhile, investigators searched the Phoenix apartment of the suspects. A U.S. law enforcement official told The Washington Post that the attackers have been identified as Elton Simpson, 30 who had previously been the target of a terror-linked probe and his roommate, Nadir Soofi, as officials tried to piece together the planning behind the late Sunday attack that wounded one guard.
  • FCC Commissioner: Feds May Come for Drudge [Isaiah 29]

    05/04/2015 11:25:00 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 20 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5/4/2015 | Rudy Takala
    (CNSNews.com) Federal Communications Commission (FCC) member Ajit Pai said over the weekend that he foresees a future in which federal regulators will seek to regulate websites based on political content, using the power of the FCC or Federal Elections Commission (FEC). He also revealed that his opposition to net neutrality regulations had resulted in personal harassment and threats to his family. Speaking on a panel at the annual Right Online conference in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Pai told audience members, I can tell you it has not been an easy couple of months personally. My address has been publicly...
  • In U.S. Schools, Undocumented Youths Strive to Adjust

    05/04/2015 11:15:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Education Week ^ | May 4, 2015 | By Corey Mitchell
    Washington -- Kevin faced a traumatic journey to the United States in search of a better life. The 19-year-old undocumented immigrant from El Salvador faced yet another set of challenges when he arrived in the United States last year and enrolled in school. The teenager is one of 200 students enrolled in the first-year International Academy for English-language learners at the District of Columbia's Cardozo Education Campus, a school-within-a-school for students who arrived in the United States within the past 18 months. The struggles and successes of Cardozo's recently arrived students and English-learners provide a peek into the experiences of...
  • Justice Department checked with White House before telling immigration judge amnesty already begun

    05/04/2015 11:15:10 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 3, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The Justice Department checked with the White House before informing a federal judge that it was already carrying out part of President Obamas immigration amnesty, administration attorneys revealed in documents filed in court late last week as they tried to head off a judicial spanking. The attorneys turned over the communications with the White House to Judge Andrew S. Hanen, who is hearing the major case challenging Mr. Obamas 2014 deportation amnesty, but the lawyers pleaded with the court not to look at the documents on grounds that it would intrude on the presidents powers. Still, the revelation that the...
  • Boston Bombing Trial: Feds Turned Away Tsarnaev Relative

    05/04/2015 11:09:39 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 10 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | May 4th 2015 | Tom Winter and Jon Schuppe
    A relative of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was denied entry to the United States last month when he arrived from Russia for the penalty phase of the trial, sources with knowledge of the matter told NBC News. The family member was turned around at Logan International Airport and sent right back home to Russia 10 days ago because he did not want to adhere to security measures imposed on the family members, the two sources confirmed, speaking on condition of anonymity due to the ongoing trial. These measures included ankle bracelets and law enforcement monitoring. The sources did...
  • No small potatoes: Muslim refugees Idaho-bound by the thousands?

    05/04/2015 10:58:33 AM PDT · by PROCON · 37 replies
    onenewsnow.com ^ | May 3, 2015 | Michael F. Haverluck
    Potatoes arent the only thing growing in Idaho, as its Muslim population continues to rise following the Obama administrations program calling for thousands of Islamic refugees to relocate to cities across the Gem State.Fearing the outcome of Idaho becoming the next major haven and breeding ground for home-grown terrorists similar to Minnesota (see OneNewsNow story Obama orders America to welcome millions of illegals, migrants), criticism has fallen on Democratic Boise Mayor David H. Bieter, who is welcoming them all with open arms despite the known security risks. Diversity isn't a buzz word, Bieter declared. It's our birthright.
  • Ouch! CarlyFiorina.org shows her layoffs at HP

    05/04/2015 10:48:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 05/04/2015
    If you're going to run for president, buy every website domain with your name. On Monday morning, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina announced she's running for U.S. president. But if you head to CarlyFiorina.org, you'll find a message that criticizes her for firing tens of thousands of workers at HP (HPCQ). It shows 30,000 sad faces -- one for every employee that was laid off while Fiorina was chief executive from 1999 to 2005. The accusation that she outsourced so many American jobs is a major thorn in Fiorina's side -- and one reason she lost her bid for U.S....
  • (Vanity) Free Republic Moslem Cartoon Contest

    05/04/2015 10:24:59 AM PDT · by Yollopoliuhqui · 64 replies
    Vanity | 5/4/15 | Yollopoliuhqui
    Pamela Geller puts her azz on the line for us, the least we can do is catch her pass and run it for a touchdown. there isn't a one of us who wouldn't take a bullet for her. She's attacking the lefty media and Islam at its Achilles heel - the 1st Ammendment and we need to exploit that breach. I've seen a lot of savvy, biting satire images and comments here on Free Republic, really funny stuff that will hold up in any venue. We got the chops and now it's time to use them and create a Conservative...
  • GoFundMe drops campaign for Baltimore rioters after conservative complaints

    05/04/2015 10:22:08 AM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | May 3, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    GoFundMe removed a crowdfunding campaign on behalf of jailed Baltimore rioters Sunday, a day after conservatives began complaining about the effort. Greg Scott, vice president of media communications for Alliance Defending Freedom, said he first contacted the company Saturday about the rioters crowdfunding campaign. His Twitter posts decrying the campaign were picked up by conservative radio talk-show host Dana Loesch and Gateway Pundit blogger Jim Hoft. We first started poking GFM yesterday by contacting the site directly and then via a series of tweets, Mr. Scott said in a Sunday email. The purpose has really been to either expose the...
  • Dallas Prophet cartoon attack: Suspected gunman 'named'

    05/04/2015 10:18:47 AM PDT · by SJackson · 42 replies
    BBC ^ | 5-4-15
    Authorities have identified one of the suspected gunmen who attacked an event in Dallas on cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, US media say. The FBI named him as Elton Simpson, who had been previously investigated on suspicion of terrorism offences, several reports said. Agents were searching an apartment in Phoenix, Arizona, where Simpson reportedly lived, an FBI official said. Two gunmen were shot dead after opening fire outside Sunday's event. They drove to the Muhammad Art Exhibit in the Dallas suburb of Garland as the event was ending, firing with assault rifles on two officers in a parking lot. One...
  • Nepal asks foreign rescue teams to leave as hopes of finding quake survivors dim

    05/04/2015 9:59:02 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | Utpal Parashar,
    Seventy-five teams with 4,050 personnel from 34 countries were involved in search and rescue operations in the 14 districts that were hit hardest by the 7.9-magnitude quake on April 25. "Since search and rescue work is over, we had requested the foreign teams to leave the country and till Monday nearly 50% of them have done so," said home ministry spokesperson Laxmi Prasad Dhakal. "Our request was only for the search and rescue teams as there is almost no chance of finding any survivors now. Foreign teams doing relief work can continue their work," he said. The head of India's...
  • Barney Frank says hes the reason Sam Nunn never became secretary of state

    05/04/2015 9:57:26 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 9 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 5/3/15 | Jim Galloway
    Former Massachusetts congressman Barney Frank, the first openly gay member of Congress, said twas he who sank Sam Nunns chance of becoming secretary of state under President Bill Clinton. The 1996 move, Frank said, was a pivotal display of gay-and-lesbian clout on the presidential scene. Your daily jolt on politics from the AJC's Political insider blogFrank made the remarks during an interview with Bill Nigut on GPBs Two-Way Street, broadcast over the weekend. The congressman is making the rounds, plugging his autobiography: Frank: My Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same Sex Marriage. ***** Frank reserved particular ire...
  • 'This is a war': Woman behind anti-Islamic Muhammad cartoon contest and her long history of hatred

    05/04/2015 9:49:45 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2015-05-04 | Associated Press
    Blogger Pamela Geller, 56, president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, has been highly critical of Islam for yearsGeller's group was behind anti-Islamic ads that began appearing on New York City buses and subway entrances last yearShe said Sunday that the shooting showed how 'needed our event really was' The woman behind the Muhammad cartoon contest targeted in a Texas shooting Sunday has a long history of inflammatory anti-Islam propaganda, and watchdogs have labeled her organization a hate group. Pamela Geller, president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), said immediately after two armed men opened fire on a security...
  • White House on Garland Attack: No Act of Expression Justifies Violence, Even if Its Offensive

    05/04/2015 9:45:46 AM PDT · by kristinn · 30 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | Monday, May 4, 2015 | Todd J. Gillman
    The White House refrained Monday from condemning the Prophet Mohammad cartoon contest that provoked an attack Sunday night in Garland that left two gunmen dead. There is no act of expression, even if its offensive, that justifies an act of violence, press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters aboard Air Force One as the president flew to New York for fund-raising and a TV appearance with David Letterman. The president was informed last night of the violence outside Dallas, Earnest said, condemning extremists who have responded with violence after expressions they find offensive. We have seen extremists try to use expressions...
  • Rick Santorum on Bruce Jenner: If he says hes a woman, then hes a woman

    05/04/2015 9:45:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Bloomberg; Chicago Sun-Times; Buzz-Feed Hotair ^ | 05/04/2015 | Bloomberg's David Weigel, AllahPundit
    As with the “would you attend a gay wedding? question, I can’t tell how much I should be surprised by Republican pols’ answers to LGBT-themed questions anymore. Policy responses are easy: If you’re running for president, you oppose legalizing gay marriage and strongly, strongly support exceptions to antidiscrimination laws for business owners who refuse to cater gay weddings on religious grounds. Beyond that, once you stray from policy to personal relations with gay/transgender people, things get more complicated and unpredictable. (Which, actually, is why gay-rights activists encourage people to come out. Polls show that people who know someone who’s...
  • NYPD Officer Shot in Face by Ex-Con in Queens Dies from Injuries: Sources

    05/04/2015 9:41:58 AM PDT · by kristinn · 41 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | Monday, May 4, 2015 | Rocco Parascandola and Tina Moore
    The hero cop who was shot in the face by an ex-con died Monday after a two day struggle to stay alive, sources said. Officer Brian Moores death at Queens General Hospital plunged the NYPD into grief.
  • The Myth of the Socially Conservative Immigrant

    05/04/2015 9:30:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/04/2015 | by MARK KRIKORIAN
    You know how Jeb Bush and other immigration enthusiasts are always telling us how conservative immigrants are, how theyre more religious and traditionalist? Appealing to their supposed conservatism is the key, we are told, to getting their votes, if only we would embrace amnesty and mass legal immigration. There are two problems with this argument: First, theres a pretty clear consensus that Latin American and Asian immigrants (who comprise 75 percent of all immigrants) and their U.S.-born children do not vote based on social issues, assigning them low priority. Second, immigrants are not particularly conservative. There is a mountain...
  • Utah Mom Finds Kids' Pictures On Adult Sites

    05/04/2015 9:28:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies
    A mother from Riverton, Utah makes a shocking discovery -- pictures of her children on websites connected to porn. Brittany Champagne was on Instagram Wednesday night when she came across her 8-year-old daughters picture on somebody elses profile. I clicked on there and I found a girl claiming to be 11-years-old as my daughter, and she's a bisexual cheerleader and her whole page is about gay pride, Champagne said. This was clearly a fake account, so Champagne did some digging and made more disturbing discoveries -- pictures of Champagne herself and her 9-month-old son.
  • Reforms aimed at fighting grade inflation are falling short

    05/04/2015 9:14:07 AM PDT · by OK Sun · 11 replies
    The John William Pope Center ^ | May 04, 2015 | Jesse Saffron
    Grade inflation is rampant on American campuses. According to a study by Stuart Rojstaczer and Christopher Healy, As represent 43 percent of all grades awarded todayup from 15 percent in 1960. In fact, an A is now the most common grade awarded in college, and 73 percent of all grades are As and Bs. The problem is especially acute at private colleges and top public universities, particularly in the humanities and social sciences (except economics). How then, in the face of all this blurring of lines between good, bad, and excellent, can higher education maintain a system of meaningful measures...
  • Dear FRiends, We need your continuing support to keep the lights on. [FReepathon XXXIV]

    05/04/2015 9:13:54 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 22 replies
    Dear FRiends, We need your continuing support to keep the lights on. FR is funded solely by contributions made by the liberty loving patriots who enjoy and use it. We are beholden to no political party. No advertisers, no outsiders, no sugar daddies, no corporate string pullers. This means no commercial ads. No annoying pop-ups. No ad tracking. No mail campaigns. No spam. No one trying to control us. Definitely no government subsidies or tax breaks. We are self-funded, fiercely independent and enjoy our freedom to speak plainly in the support of God, family, country, liberty!! But we cannot exist...
  • Is Gay Marriage a Trojan Horse Within the Military?

    05/04/2015 9:03:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/04/2015 | Lee Culpepper
    A stable of Trojan horses is pulling the presidents carriage toward the fundamental transformation of America. And the symbolism of the Greek pillars from the 2008 Democratic Convention seems to grow clearer than most of us want to acknowledge.The Supreme Court will soon rule on same-sex marriages, but the U.S. military has already received its marching orders. Its just bizarre that a record number of senior officers have been dismissed for adultery and similar misconduct when the uncomfortable truth about same-sex marriage is that monogamous nuptials are not the objective. According to a 2010 article in the New York Times,...
  • Fury after group of travellers pitch up their caravans on residential street, urinate in road

    05/04/2015 9:03:24 AM PDT · by pabianice · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/4/15 | Charlton
    The group of visitors are accused of fly-tipping and playing loud music Locals say the visitors descend on Bristol every year to visit festivals More than 100 people have signed a petition demanding that they leave Resident Angie Hall says she fears for the safety of the local community Furious residents say they are being plagued by a group of travellers who are fly-tipping and urinating in the street after setting up camp in their tiny residential road. Locals say the group are not the 'typical gipsy types' and they descend on Littleton Street in Bristol every summer to attend...
  • Guns: The Difference Between Garland And Paris

    05/04/2015 6:53:08 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 10 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 5-3-2015 | AWR Hawkins
    When armed terrorists attacked Charlie Hebdo headquarters over Muhammad cartoons on January 7, unarmed police officers were forced to flee for their lives. When armed men attacked people gathered in Garland, Texas, on May 3 over Prophet Muhammad cartoons, armed police cut them down and the Daily Mail reported that the body of one was left lying the street while police searched for explosives. The difference between Garland and Paris can be summed up in one word: guns. (snip) BBC reported the Paris gunmen killed 12 in their attack on Charlie Hebdo headquarters; that number includes 8 Charlie Hebdo...
  • Bill Clinton On Getting $500,000 For Speeches I Got To Pay Our Bills (box of tissues alert)

    05/04/2015 8:51:06 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 53 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 4, 2015
    Bubba threw a pity party on the Today Show. For those of you who didn't catch the MSM newser news, probably just about everyone these days, here is a link to the video. You might want to have a box of tissues handy ... cause this short clip is a real tear jerker!
  • No Longer Counting Who's Poor in School

    05/04/2015 8:43:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | May 4, 2015 | by Jill Barshay
    Social justice looms large for many, if not most, education journalists. We care about the often substandard education of low-income children and the gap between the haves and have-nots. Take a look at the winners of the Education Writers Association awards on April 20, 2015. Most were writers who told the stories of students in poverty. Beginning this school year and going forward, measuring and describing that poverty is about to get much muddier. Thats because the main statistic used to determine poverty in a school the number of students who receive free or reduced-priced lunches is starting...
  • Police: 1 Officer Fatally Shot Both Gunmen Outside Muhammad Cartoon Event, 'Saved Lives'

    05/04/2015 8:34:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 4, 2015
    GARLAND, Texas -- 1 officer fatally shot both gunmen outside Muhammad cartoon event, 'saved lives'
  • Scott Walker Strikes Again

    05/04/2015 8:26:09 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 26 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 1, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    For a quarter of a century, Republican presidential candidates have uttered variations of George H. W. Bushs high pitched pledge: I want to be the education president. It has gotten them exactly nowhere. So far, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is trying a different approach, one that dovetails interestingly with some surprising changes in how colleges run themselves. Simply put, Governor Walker urged universities in the badger state to teach more and spend less. Now, universities far from badgerland are actually trying, in their academic way, to do just that. For example, just about every issue of the GW Hatchet at...
  • Large Herbivores Will Be First To Go Extinct As Global Warming Increases

    05/04/2015 8:19:56 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    Pioneer News ^ | May 2, 2015 | by Sergey Katin
    It turns out that one of the most immediate impacts of global warming may be the loss of large herbivores. Renowned professor William Ripple, of the College of Forestry with the Oregon Sate University, led a team of global wildlife ecologists to conduct an inclusive study researching data on the largest herbivores to walk our planet today. In response to the study, he says, I expected that habitat change would be the main factor causing the endangerment of large herbivores. But surprisingly, the results show that the two main factors in herbivore declines are hunting by humans and habitat change....
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,May 4, 2015

    05/04/2015 8:05:52 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 67 replies
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  • US businessmen lining up to do business with Iran

    05/04/2015 7:54:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/04/2015 | Rick Moran
    Capitalism is a wonderful thing - except when it isn't. Several US businessmen - oil execs for instance - are eagerly waiting for the day when "normalizing" relations with Iran would lead to exploiting the business opportunities offered by the mullahs. The Hill: Leaders from the United States’ oil industry are traveling to Iran this week to discuss potential investment opportunities, Iran’s government said. The delegation of oil company leaders and investors are visiting Iran in anticipation of sanctions being loosened against Tehran, Iran’s state-owned Mehr News Agency reported Monday. “It is forecast that by the visit of [the] American delegation...
  • Not enough money? Baltimore got $1.8 billion from Obama Stimulus

    05/04/2015 7:51:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/04/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Last Tuesday, President Obama blamed the GOP-controlled Congress for its failure to fund the “massive investment in urban communities” that could “make a difference.” Well, how does $1.8 billion for the 622,000 people of Baltimore sound? Pretty massive, actually just about $290 for every man, woman, child, and baby of the entire City of Baltimore. But that’s the total amount of Obama Stimulus money sent to Charm City, according to an analysis by The Free Beacon:  The city of Baltimore received over $1.8 billion from President Barack Obama’s stimulus law, including $467.1 million to invest in education and $26.5...
  • The Muhammad cartoon that won the Draw Muhammad contest

    05/04/2015 7:50:22 AM PDT · by PROCON · 66 replies
    americanthinker ^ | May 4, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Bosch Fawstin, a former Muslim, won with this drawing:
  • US Supreme Court upholds ban on gay conversion therapy

    05/04/2015 7:49:49 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 40 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 05/04/2015 | Lawrence Hurley
    The US Supreme Court on Monday left intact New Jersey's ban on counseling intended to change the sexual orientation of gay children. The court declined to hear a challenge to the law, meaning that a September ruling by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholding the ban is the final word on the matter. The appeals court said the ban, which Republican Governor Chris Christie signed into law in August 2013, did not violate the free speech or religious rights of counselors offering "gay conversion therapy" to convert homosexual minors into heterosexuals.
  • FDA to Crack Down on Home-based soap makers

    05/04/2015 7:42:55 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 71 replies
    People who are trying to do good for their families and the planet by living a simple life based on traditional skills are facing yet another assault. Artisanal soap makers say new regulations, proposed by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California) and Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine), will put them out of business. The view of Sen. Feinstein and her corporate backers (listed below) is that the Personal Care Products Safety Act (Senate Bill S.1014) will make the world a safer place by scrutinizing everything from shampoo and hair dye to deodorant and lotion. She says the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act...
  • Dr. Ben arson tells TV station he'll seek Republican presidential nomination

    05/04/2015 7:35:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    MSN ^ | 05/3/2015
    Retired physician Ben Carson told a Florida television station on Sunday that he is running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. "I'm willing to be part of the equation and, therefore, I'm announcing my candidacy for president of the United States of America," Carson said in an interview with CBS affiliate WPEC-TV in West Palm Beach, Florida.