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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,...
  • Obama Says People Who Watch Fox News Are "Stubborn" (video)

    07/13/2012 12:10:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 72 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 7/13/12 | staff
    "So, just in case some of your friends or neighbors or, ya know, Uncle Jim who’s a little stubborn and been watching Fox News and, ya know, he thinks that somehow I raised taxes. Let’s just be clear. We’ve lowered taxes for middle class families since I came in office," President Obama said at a campaign event in Virginia Beach, VA today.
  • Federal Taxes lowest in last 30 years (Factcheck.org

    07/12/2012 9:15:26 AM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 36 replies
    Factcheck.org ^ | 7-12-12 | Brooks Jackson
    Politicians talk about the burden of taxes incessantly. Now comes a rare chance to check the facts. And the fact is that federal tax rates had fallen to the lowest in 30 years when President Barack Obama took office — and fell again in his first year in office. This news comes from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, which just issued the latest update of its invaluable series on “Distribution of Household Income and Federal Taxes,” this time covering 2008 and 2009. The CBO’s statistical series now covers the 30 years since 1979. The average rate paid by all households...
  • Quinnipiac: Obama 46, Romney 43

    07/11/2012 6:16:04 AM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | 7-11-12 | Alexander Burns
    Driven by a yawning marriage gap, and a 2-1 lead among single women, President Barack Obama gets 46 percent of American voters to 43 percent for Gov. Mitt Romney, largely on the support of singles, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today. Married voters back Romney 51 – 38 percent, while unmarried voters back President Obama 54 – 34 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. Among married voters, Romney leads 54 – 35 percent among men and 49 – 42 percent among women. Among single voters, Obama leads 47 – 38 percent among men and 60...
  • Pat Buchanan On A Female President: ‘Let’s Hope’ Not Until ’2040 Or 2050&#8242;

    07/09/2012 8:05:30 AM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 7 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 9th, 2012 | Andrew Kirell
    During Sunday’s edition of the long-running syndicated political talk show The McLaughlin Group, the panel discussed the potential for a female presidency in America. Asked specifically when the country would elect its first female president, conservative commentator Pat Buchanan predicted the year “2040 or 2050.” When pressed about the year being so far away, Buchanan quipped “let’s hope so.” No stranger to controversy, Buchanan was recently fired from his contributor post at MSNBC after controversy erupted over his newest book which bemoans “the end of White America.” During a segment asking “Where are the women?” the panel discussed the fact...
  • Hilarious moment cat jumped on TV news reporter during live broadcast

    07/07/2012 10:01:49 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 7-7-12 | Christine Snow
    A cat spooked a television reporter when it jumped on the woman's back as she did a live shot in front of a camera for a local newscast. Nicole DiDonato, a morning reporter for Fox 17 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, did a live report on Thursday about the day's happenings following the Fourth of July when a gray cat sneaked up from behind and jumped on the journalist's shoulder. Ms DiDonato continued to finish her report before she broke out into laughter as the cat remained on her left shoulder the entire time. Video at source. Cat episode starts at...
  • Ted Nugent: ‘Best’ if South had won Civil War

    07/07/2012 4:51:17 AM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 272 replies
    Seattle Post intelligencer ^ | July 6, 2012 | N/A
    Aging rocker and reality TV personality Ted Nugent is emerging, even ahead of Donald Trump, as Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s most embarrassing public supporter. Nugent is at it again, reacting to the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act by writing in the Rev. Sun Myung Moon’s Washington Times that America would have been better off had the South won the Civil War. A full Nugent rant, which might be subtitled “Robe Rage”: “The bottom line is that Chief Justice Roberts’ traitor vote will ensure more monumental spending and wasted taxes and put almost 15 percent of the...
  • Shots by Murdoch at Romney Play Out to Conservative Core

    07/05/2012 7:38:28 PM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 42 replies
    New York Times ^ | 7-5-12 | JEREMY W. PETERS
    To hear Rupert Murdoch tell it lately, Mitt Romney lacks stomach and heart. He “seems to play everything safe.” And he is not nearly as tough as he needs to be on President Obama. Mr. Murdoch’s thoughts on the Republican presidential candidate’s prospects? “Tough O Chicago pros will be hard to beat unless he drops old friends from the team.” Chances of that? “Doubtful,” he tapped out in a Twitter message from his iPad last weekend. Then, on Thursday, Mr. Murdoch’s flagship newspaper, The Wall Street Journal, published a blistering editorial criticizing Mr. Romney’s campaign, accusing it of being hapless...
  • Romney's cash from Bermuda firm is secret

    07/04/2012 8:41:27 PM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 7-4-12 | STEPHEN BRAUN
    For nearly 15 years, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's financial portfolio has included an offshore company that remained invisible to voters as his political star rose. Based in Bermuda, Sankaty High Yield Asset Investors Ltd. was not listed on any of Romney's state or federal financial reports. The company is among several Romney holdings that have not been fully disclosed, including one that recently posted a $1.9 million earning -- suggesting he could be wealthier than the nearly $250 million estimated by his campaign. The omissions were permitted by state and federal authorities overseeing Romney's ethics filings, and he has...
  • WH gets unexpected backup: Romney camp says it's a penalty, not a tax

    07/02/2012 7:12:19 AM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 70 replies
    Politico ^ | 7-2-12 | DONOVAN SLACK
    Prominent Dems including White House chief of staff Jack Lew and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi have repeatedly argued in recent days that the fee for not buying insurance under the health care law is in fact a penalty and not a tax. They got support from an unexpected quarter on Monday: the Romney campaign. Mitt Romney's senior adviser Eric Fehrnstrom told Chuck Todd on MSNBC's Daily Rundown that he agrees - the fee is a penalty and not a tax, as the Supreme Court ruled last week. "The governor disagreed with the ruling of the court," Fehrnstrom said. "He...
  • Bill moyers confronting contradictions 7/1/12

    07/01/2012 9:01:49 PM PDT · by MaryLou1 · 32 replies
    billmoyers.com ^ | 6/29/2012 | bill moyers/pbs
    I should NOT watch pbs but I did :( Full Show: Confronting the Contradictions of America’s Past June 29, 2012 Bill opens this weekend’s Moyers & Company with a reminder that behind this Fourth of July holiday are human beings, like Thomas Jefferson, who were as flawed and conflicted as they were inspired, who espoused great humanistic ideals while behaving with reprehensible racial discrimination. That conflict – between what we know and how we live – is still a struggle in contemporary politics and society. No stranger to the contradictions of history and their racial touchpoints is Bill’s studio guest...
  • On The Five, Sarah Palin Takes On Health Care Ruling, Bob Beckel And George Stephanopoulos

    06/30/2012 10:15:06 AM PDT · by Jayster · 18 replies
    MEDIAite ^ | 6/30/2012 | MEDIAite
    Sarah Palin slaps around Bob Beckel. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin appeared on Fox News Channel’s The Five on Friday where she gave a wide ranging interview about the Supreme Court decision on health care on Thursday as well as her objections to health care reform legislation. Towards the end of the interview, Palin challenged ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos to call out President Barack Obama for lying to him in an interview where he famously claimed that the individual mandate in health care reform was not a tax.
  • The Changing of the Guards - Not Good

    06/29/2012 3:52:39 AM PDT · by Accepting The Truth · 31 replies
    6/28/2012 | Betty Harmon
    I never will forget when I persuaded my husband to vote for Obama as I just knew he was THE man. Now, I feel guilty and cannot believe that I was so taken in by his smoothe personality and the moment. When I hear comments that our country is spiraling out of control I now connect the dots and think of it as a battle already lost to one that doesn’t deserve it. We’ve become a gullible people and are deceived by a selfish and materialistic world. We look over the rough spots because we cannot look upon the truth...
  • Milosevic's allies return to power in Serbia (Soros legion defeated)

    BELGRADE, Serbia – Socialist leader Ivica Dacic won a mandate Thursday to form a new Serbian government, marking a full-scale return of the late Slobodan Milosevic's former allies to power for the first time since the autocrat's ouster in a popular revolt in 2000. President Tomislav Nikolic formally approved Dacic as prime minister designate to lead the new coalition government that would include the Socialists, Nikolic's nationalists and a small center-right party. Although Nikolic and his nationalists claim to have shifted from being staunchly anti-Western to pro-European Union, a new nationalist-dominated government is likely to stall Serbia's proclaimed EU membership...
  • Quinnipiac: Swing states inch toward Obama&#8206;

    06/27/2012 4:03:31 AM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 6-27-12 | Alexander Burns
    Quinnipiac University's latest three-state poll of 2012 battlegrounds shows modest improvement for President Barack Obama, after what's been perceived as a rough political month: Voters in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania support President Barack Obama’s new immigration policy and are divided on whether the president or Gov. Mitt Romney would be better for their personal economic future, as they give Obama leads in these three critical swing states, a razor thin 4 points in Florida, a healthy 9 points in Ohio and 6 points in Pennsylvania, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today. This compares to the results...
  • Fox News' Greg Burke hailed as new Vatican media adviser

    06/25/2012 5:49:47 AM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    cna ^ | June 24, 2012 | Marianne Medlin
    Vatican flag. Credit: Mazur. Vatican City, Jun 24, 2012 / 01:38 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Fox News Rome correspondent and former National Catholic Register journalist Greg Burke has been praised as the ideal choice for the Vatican's new media adviser post. “It's an incredible challenge,” Burke told CNA on June 24. “I didn't want to leave the job at Fox, which has been a wonderful gig.” “But I think if I didn't take it, I would always be wondering if I could have made a difference,” he said. “I guess now I'll get to find out.” Burke's newly created position...
  • NBC News to GOP Rep: 'You're Not Entitled To Those Documents'

    06/20/2012 10:20:53 AM PDT · by Nachum · 90 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/20/12 | staff
    NBC News' Thomas Roberts accuses Rep. John Mica (R-FL) of "sour grapes" and having "an axe to grind" for requesting Fast and Furious documents that, according to Roberts, Congress is "not entitled to." s
  • NBC News Edits Perry 'Black Cloud' Comment to Make Him Seem Racist? (2011 Flashback)

  • Marco Rubio says he would come to the U.S. illegally if he had to

    06/19/2012 5:55:13 AM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 218 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 19, 2012 | Chris Moody
    Hypothetically, if Marco Rubio were not an American citizen and could not provide food for his family, he says he would cross the border illegally to come to the United States. While discussing immigration policy in his new memoir, An American Son, Rubio called for "common decency" in dealing with undocumented immigrants and said that if put in a similar position as those who are fleeing destitution, he would break the law, too. "Many people who come here illegally are doing exactly what we would do if we lived in a country where we couldn't feed our families," Rubio writes...
  • Obama picks John Kerry to play Romney in mock debate rehearsals

    06/18/2012 12:44:08 PM PDT · by MNDude · 42 replies
    President Obama has tapped Sen. John Kerry, the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, to play Republican Mitt Romney in mock debate rehearsals, Obama campaign officials and the senator’s office confirmed Monday. Kerry will help Obama prepare for among the most consequential events of his reelection campaign — the three fall debates against Romney. As the senior senator from Massachusetts, Kerry has studied Romney’s career and campaign style for nearly two decades and has first-hand knowledge of his record as governor
  • Really? Unexpected? Again?!

    Claims for jobless benefits unexpectedly climbed by 6,000 to 386,000 in the week ended June 9 from a revised 380,000 the prior week that was more than first estimated, Labor Department figures showed today in Washington. Economists projected claims would fall to 375,000, according to the median estimate in a Bloomberg News survey. Really? Unexpected? Again?! Who exactly are these economists that keep getting surveyed who it seems really couldn't forecast their way out of a wet paper bag? Let's try something - let's take our statistics-based analytical method and find out just how far back in time we could...
  • U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Show Unexpected Increase

    (RTTNews) - New claims for unemployment insurance in the U.S. unexpectedly saw a modest increase in the week ended June 9th, according to figures released Thursday by the Labor Department. The Labor Department estimated initial jobless claims at a seasonally adjusted level of 386,000, an increase of 6,000 from the previous week's revised level of 380,000. The increase surprised economists, who had expected jobless claims to edge down to 375,000 from the 377,000 originally reported for the previous week. Lindsey Piegza, an economist at FTN Financial, said, "While noticeably down from this time last year, claims remain elevated after the...
  • Watch Sarah Jessica Parker Get Deleted from Obama Fundraising Emails in Real Time!

    You wouldn’t think, but not all mail-merge, en masse, preformed emails are alike. Which is why journalism nonprofit ProPublica created their a wonderful little feature—right now, in beta—called the Message Machine, which crowd-sources communications like emails from campaigns, collects them, and notes the small differences. The one they’re working on now is about Sarah Jessica Parker fundraising for Barack Obama in New York City. It’s pretty interesting to watch—and note—the way most people got emails that left out the emphatic praise of Sarah Jessica Parker from emails other recipients received.
  • Girl hospitalized after near drowning at Cedar Lake

    MINNEAPOLIS - As Minnesotans enjoyed a weekend at the beach, the beautiful weather could not mask what has been an unfortunate theme over the last few days. Since Thursday, at least four people have drowned or presumed to have drowned in area lakes. Not included in that number was latest the scare at Cedar Lake Point Beach in Minneapolis Sunday afternoon where a 16-year girl went under water shortly after two. "The beach went from being totally normal to being surrounded with caution tape," said witness Jenna Bennett. "It's hard thing to see especially when it's a child." Witnesses say...
  • Issa on Fox News: What's Next For Fast & Furious?

    06/08/2012 3:08:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6/8/12 | fox
    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, goes on Fox News' On the Record with Greta Van Susteren to discuss the latest on Fast & Furious, including the June 7th Judiciary Committee hearing with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.
  • Trayvon Martin Neighborhood Watch Shooting: 911 Tapes Send Mom Crying From Room

    Police recordings made the night a self-appointed neighborhood watch captain allegedly shot and killed an unarmed 17-year-old boy outside his stepmother's home sent the boy's mother screaming from the room and prompted his father to declare, "He killed my son," according to a family representative. The series of emergency and non-emergency calls to police depict the apparent progression of events on Feb. 26 that led to the watch captain, George Zimmerman, 28, who is white, allegedly shooting Trayvon Martin, a high-school junior who is black, as the teen made his way home with a bag of Skittles and a can...
  • Poll gives Obama 12-point lead in Pa.

    06/06/2012 5:51:46 AM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 60 replies
    Lancaster Online ^ | 6-5-12 | Tom Murse
    President Barack Obama now holds a double-digit lead over Republican Mitt Romney for Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes in the presidential election, a Franklin & Marshall College Poll released this morning shows. The Democratic incumbent, whose campaign has been forced to defend his handling of the economy, holds a 12-point lead over the former Massachusetts governor, the statewide poll found. Obama's sizable lead underscores a pair of critical problems for Romney — his inability to connect with voters or paint a clear picture of how he would handle the country's problems, F&M political analyst G. Terry Madonna said. "I think the...
  • Dems cry foul early into Election Day; Sen. Taylor demands investigation

    06/05/2012 10:08:38 AM PDT · by MNDude · 57 replies
    With only about four hours into the Election Day voting, members of the Milwaukee Democratic Party claim that calls are going out to voters telling them if they'd signed the recall, they didn't need to vote today. Milwaukee County Dem Chair Sachin Chheda said that Walker supporters can't get through the day without "cheating." “This latest lowlife sleaze comes on the heels of countless reports from around the state of various Republican dirty tricks on behalf of Walker," Chheda said in a statement. "For instance, reports surfaced last weekend that Walker supporters are paying homeowners to post Walker signs on...
  • NBC News Guest Calls Obama A Murderer

    06/03/2012 2:16:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/3/2012 | Mediaite
    Last Sunday, Up with Chris Hayes host Chris Hayes ignited significant outrage with his musings about the word “heroes.” This morning, Up panelist and national security reporter for The Nation Jeremy Scahill waded into controversial semantic waters by repeatedly accusing President Obama of “murder” through the administration’s use of drone strikes, which have killed an indeterminate number of civilians. Surprisingly, Scahill’s indictment of the President was challenged, not by Hayes, but by Redstate.com co-founder Joshua Trevińo. The topic of discussion was the so-called “kill list” of suspected terrorists to be exterminated in drone strikes. Hayes began by trying to drill...
  • U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Rise To 383,000

    (RTTNews) - New claims for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly showed a modest increase in the week ended May 26th, according to figures released Thursday by the Labor Department. Initial jobless claims came in at a seasonally adjusted level of 383,000 for the week, up 10,000 from the previous week's revised level of 373,000. The level of initial claims was higher than the predictions of most economists, who had expected new claims to hold steady at the 370,000 level initially reported for the previous week. The four-week moving average of new unemployment claims, a figure that eases some of the week-to-week...
  • Fox News Reporter on Fox News Report Just Made a, Shall We Say, Slip of the Tongue?

    05/28/2012 4:15:58 PM PDT · by murron · 55 replies
    Fox News Report
    Reporter on Fox News Report just said that Romney has a huge lead over Obama with military veterans and that Obama has a lead over Romney with non-military veterans. What is a non-military veteran?