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  • Teen dies in police pursuit

    <p>MYFOXNY.COM - A 13-year old boy who helped carjack a Jaguar died when a police chase ended in a crash on Sunday night in Irvington, N.J.</p> <p>Police started chasing a vehicle at 10 p.m. that had been reported carjacked on Sunday afternoon.</p>
  • Shooting at Fort Lewis, WA 8.17.12

    08/17/2012 2:12:17 PM PDT · by jdsteel · 8 replies
    vanity | 08.17.12 | jdsteel
    I have heard from an extremely reliable source that there was a shooter on the loose at JBLM (aka Fort Lewis) Washington today. No news on the internet or news yet. I am waiting to hear something about this.
  • Zimmerman defense lawyers won't argue 'stand-your-ground' in Florida shooting case

    attorney for the man who shot and killed unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin said Monday he'll seek to get the case dismissed using a traditional self-defense argument and not the state's "stand your ground" statute. Mark O'Mara, who is defending George Zimmerman against a second-degree murder charge in the fatal February shooting, said the traditional self-defense approach is appropriate because the facts suggest his client couldn't retreat from a beating Martin was giving him. Zimmerman's attorneys had said last week that they would use Florida's controverial "stand your ground" law, which allows people to use deadly force -- rather than...
  • Former Cosmo editor Gurley Brown dead at 90

    New York (CNN) -- Helen Gurley Brown, who created the idea of a modern woman with her book "Sex and the Single Girl" and was editor in chief of Cosmopolitan magazine for three decades, has died at age 90, the Hearst Corporation said Monday. Gurley Brown died Monday morning at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia after a brief hospitalization, the publisher said. "Helen was one of the world's most recognized magazine editors and book authors, and a true pioneer for women in journalism -- and beyond," Hearst Chief Executive Frank Bennack said. It was Gurley Brown who invented today's notion of a...
  • Where is the outrage over "outrageous" food prices?

    08/10/2012 5:00:07 AM PDT · by REPANDPROUDOFIT · 44 replies
    TownHall ^ | Aug. 10, 2012 | Carol Platt Liebau
    ....the Obama campaign is trying hard to "reach out" to women -- ....with false claims about the GOP's plans to take away contraception.... But for women who are really paying attention, this should raise some eyebrows: As the graphic below illustrates, grocery prices have risen 15% just since the start of President Obama's term.
  • Police: 7-Year-Old Involved In Violent Home Invasion In Juniata

    Authorities say a family friend found the victim in the backyard, on her knees, crying and begging for her life to be spared. When police arrived, they found her room ransacked, cabinets emptied and the victim, an Asian female with mental disabilities, beaten and robbed. “They hit her in the face with a rock, they used rope and also sticks and a potted plant,” Lt. John O’Hanlon explained. Police say the three suspects, described by the victim as black juveniles, ran away with the victim’s purse. Police were eventually able to identify the suspects as 7, 10 and 12-year-old boys....
  • Reading the News, What Dylan Songs Come to Mind? [Vanity]

    07/30/2012 3:56:56 PM PDT · by dagogo redux · 83 replies
    7/30/12 | dagogo redux
    Bob Dylan may not be appreciated by all the folks here at FreeRepublic, but I’ll bet he is by a great many. What songs, lyrics, or phrases of his do you find going through your minds these days as the news in America becomes darker and more twisted?
  • The Tolerance Enforcers

    07/28/2012 6:38:25 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 7-28-2012 | Mark Steyn
    To modify Lord Acton, power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely, but aldermanic power corrupts all der more manically. Proco “Joe” Moreno is alderman of the First Ward of Chicago, and last week, in a city with an Aurora-sized body count every weekend, his priority was to take the municipal tire-iron to the owners of a chain of fast-food restaurants. “Because of this man’s ignorance,” said Alderman Moreno, “I will now be denying Chick-fil-A’s permit to open a restaurant in the First Ward.” “This man’s ignorance”? You mean, of the City of Chicago permit process? Zoning regulations? Health and safety ordinances?...
  • How To Spin Officer Involved Shootings

    07/28/2012 4:58:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 27 July, 2012 | Rober Farago
    The Force Science Institute’s latest email blast features Rick Rosenthal. Rick’s a “veteran TV news anchor” (left WGN TV in ’93) turned law enforcement consultant. In other words, he tells the cops how to spin the news. And when it comes to an officer involved shooting (OIS), the po-po see the largely sympathetic mainstream media as the enemy. The email’s title—“Feeding the Animals”: 10 tips for winning with the media after an OIS—sets the tone. Here’s an abridged version of the abridged version of Rosenthal’s advice on post-OIS PR delivered to an ILEETA (International Law Enforcement and Education Training Association)...
  • RED HOT Conservative Chicks: Fox News Anchor Megyn Kelly!

    07/27/2012 8:20:44 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 48 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | June 27, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    This one's kind of obvious- but how could I not pay tribute? Video/more pics/links at Reaganite Republican __________________________________________________________ Free Republic   Barstool Sports     FitsNews   FoxNews Insider
  • Michigan: Obama 48% Romney 42% (but zotting trolls is as popular as ever)

    07/24/2012 12:34:50 PM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 74 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 7-24-2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    Michigan voters think the economy is in rough shape, but President Obama continues to lead Mitt Romney in that state. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Michigan Voters shows Obama with 48% support to Romney’s 42%. Five percent (5%) favor some other candidate in the race, and four percent (4%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) The survey of 500 Likely Voters in Michigan was conducted on July 23, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports...
  • Is there any truth?

    07/23/2012 1:19:22 PM PDT · by budj · 8 replies
    None, of course | 7/23/12 | me
    Is it true that George Stephanupalgus has reported that the CO mass murderer bought his weapons directly from Eric Holder, or did he have to go to Mexico to get them second hand?
  • An unoriginal Obama quote, taken out of context (Washington Post Factchecker)

    07/23/2012 8:52:10 AM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 43 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7-23-2012 | Glenn Kessler
    The biggest problem with Romney’s ad is that it leaves out just enough chunks of Obama’s words — such as a reference to “roads and bridges”— so that it sounds like Obama is attacking individual initiative. The ad deceivingly cuts away from Obama speaking in order to make it seem as if the sentences follow one another, when in fact eight sentences are snipped away.
  • NIGHTLY NEWS: DID ANY OF THEM MENTION THE BLACK BLOC ANARCHISTS OR OWS?

    07/20/2012 5:52:01 PM PDT · by MrChips · 82 replies
    vanity | 7/20/2012 | MrChips
    This horrible event in Colorado dominated the evening news, of course. I flipped channels tonight watching bits and pieces of each of the Alphabet networks, NBC, CBS, ABC. I did not watch PBS. My apologies for expecting anything at all from PRAVDA, but I don't get cable. They kept mentioning that "no one knows the motive." But, I am curious as to whether ANY of them are reporting on the Black Bloc cult within the Occupy Wall Street crowd, the theory that was proposed this morning by the private investigator from Florida. I didn't hear anything about that at all....
  • VIDEO: 25 Anchors Read the Exact Same Script

    07/18/2012 9:41:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Media Bistro ^ | 7/18/12 | Andrew Gauthier
    “I scream, you scream… well, you know the rest.” That’s the line dozens of local news anchors across the country read off their teleprompters recently, giving Conan O’Brien plenty of fodder for what has become a regular segment on his show–supercuts of TV anchors saying the exact same thing (video above).
  • Ron Paul: Romney should release more tax returns

    07/17/2012 12:44:19 PM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 38 replies
    CBS News ^ | 7-17-12 | Lucy Madison
    (CBS News) With pressure building on Mitt Romney to release more of his past tax returns, Ron Paul on Tuesday added his voice to the chorus of people - including some Republicans - who say Romney should just bite the bullet and release the returns, according to Politico. "Politically, I think that would help him," said Paul, Romney's former Republican presidential rival, in an interview with Politico. "In the scheme of things politically, you know, it looks like releasing tax returns is what the people want." Democrats and the Obama campaign have relentlessly hammered Romney in recent days for his...
  • Kristol: Romney 'crazy' not to release tax returns

    07/15/2012 10:02:20 PM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | 7-15-12 | Manu Raju
    Bill Kristol and the Obama campaign agree on something: Mitt Romney should immediately release his tax returns. "He should release the tax returns tomorrow. It's crazy," Kristol said on "Fox News Sunday." "You gotta release six, eight, 10 years of back tax returns. Take the hit for a day or two." The conservative commentator said the presumptive Republican presidential nominee then should give a speech on Thursday calling for a "serious" debate with President Barack Obama on capitalism, allowing the campaign to turn the page and put the focus back on the president's record. Romney has only released his 2010...
  • Msnbc.com becomes NBCNews.com

    07/15/2012 7:43:25 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 61 replies
    nbc ^ | 7/15/2012 | M. Alex Johnson
    REDMOND, Wash. — NBC News has acquired full control of msnbc.com and its digital network from Microsoft Corp. and is immediately rebranding the site as NBCNews.com. Many details of the arrangement remain to be worked out, and financial terms weren't disclosed. But NBC News President Steve Capus said the site — one of the news industry's earliest and most successful online operations — would become part of NBC News Digital, a new division led by Vivian Schiller, the former president and chief executive of National Public Radio. Schiller joined NBC News as chief digital officer last year.
  • GOP Gov. Calls on Mitt Romney to Release Additional Tax Returns and Show He Has ‘Nothing to Hide’

    07/14/2012 10:59:58 PM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 53 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7-14-12 | Michael Falcone
    Bentley said that Romney’s refusal to release more returns has created a “distraction” that Democrats were successfully exploiting. “I just believe in total transparency,” Bentley told ABC News at the National Governors Association conference. “In fact, I was asked today that question — do you think that Governor Romney should release his tax returns? And I said I do. I said, I release my tax returns. I may be the only public official in Alabama that does, but I release mine every year and I just believe that people should release their tax returns. And if you get them out...
  • New Gallup Poll Says Americans Are Tuning TV News Out

    07/13/2012 6:18:06 PM PDT · by lbryce · 26 replies
    PJMedia ^ | July 12, 2012 | Ed Driscoll
    At Big Journalism, William Bigelow writes, “According to a new Gallup poll measuring Americans’ confidence in television news, the level is the lowest since the poll was begun in 1993:” 21% of adults expressed a great deal of confidence in television news reporting. No wonder CNN’s ratings are in the toilet. Gallup tested 16 institutions, including newspapers, and TV news ranked 11th. Newspapers were ranked 10th. There was an interesting divide among those on the left; Democrats were the most confident in television news of all the groups surveyed (now there’s a shock) but postgraduates, who are more generally Democrats,...