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  • Chuck Schumer ‘loses it’ in meeting with Jewish leaders ( New York )

    08/04/2015 8:22:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 4, 2015 | Geoff Earle
    Charles Schumer was ready to discuss everything from gun control to drones during a press conference in his Midtown office Monday — except his position on the Iran nuclear deal. “This is such an important decision that I will not let pressure, politics or party influence [me],” Schumer said, holding fast to his weeks-long insistence that he’s still in the decision-making stage. ... “exploded” during a meeting last week with about 60 Jewish leaders.
  • Police: Tourist from Texas took loaded guns to 9/11 memorial

    08/04/2015 2:56:17 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 44 replies
    MySanAntonio ^ | August 3, 2015
    NEW YORK (AP) — A tourist from Texas was arrested over the weekend on charges she was packing two loaded handguns at the Sept. 11 memorial in New York City, authorities said Monday. According to a criminal complaint, Elizabeth Enderli was visiting the site Saturday when she informed a police officer she had the weapons in her backpack. She was charged with criminal possession of a weapon before being released Sunday.
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WOR AM,August 3-September 4,2015

    08/03/2015 12:18:27 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | August 3-September 4, 2015 | Sean Hannity
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  • Bratton: We can't repeat the 1970s after 22 shot

    08/03/2015 12:09:35 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    MyFoxNY.com ^ | August 3, 2015 | Lisa Evers
    NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton is warning that a new, disturbing trend of increased violence must be put in check before it’s too late.
  • Jeb Bush talks Paleo diet, 'bully' Trump in new interview

    08/03/2015 10:41:44 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 8/3/15 | SCOTT SUTTON
    While former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s campaign coffers might be stuffed, the presidential candidate himself is looking quite lean. In his first television interview in the crucial swing state of Iowa, Bush revealed that he has lost about 40 pounds over the last six months “by eating right and working out.” -snip- Bush also discussed the man leading the large GOP pack at the moment: Donald Trump. “You only empower bullies by ignoring them,” Bush said. “You have to stand up to them.”
  • Rupert Murdoch Changes Tune on Trump Ahead of Fox Debate

    08/03/2015 10:36:39 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 43 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | 8/03/2015 | Matt Wilstein
    Apparently a lot can change in two weeks. With the first Republican presidential debate of the 2016 cycle set to air on Fox News Thursday night, Rupert Murdoch used his prolific Twitter account to offer up this bit of political analysis over the weekend: Fox Thursday debate vital for all candidates. If Trump gets thru unscathed it will be big win. Time for all to understand his support. — Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) August 2, 2015 That is far cry from the sentiment Murdoch put forward about Donald Trump two weekends earlier: When is Donald Trump going to stop embarrassing his...
  • Donald Trump Blasts New York Times’ Jeb Bush ‘Con Job’ Story

    08/03/2015 9:34:31 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 8/3/15 | Jordan Chariton
    As long as the earth is still orbiting around the sun, Donald Trump will be criticizing the media. The GOP presidential candidate took the New York Times to task on Monday for what he deemed a “con job” story about Jeb Bush seeing Trump’s surge in the polls as a positive for his candidacy. “Bush is pretending that the “Trump surge” is great for him and the @nytimesworld is reporting Bush “delight” – con job, a Bush nightmare!” he tweeted. The piece that peeved Trump referenced Bush’s “barely concealed delight” that Trump’s rise has minimized other candidates vying to challenge...
  • Poll: Trump Crushes Bush and Walker Combined; Favorability Rockets to 52%.

    08/03/2015 9:33:35 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/03/2015 | John Nolte
    Because of the small sample size, there were a lot of questions surrounding Monday’s Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll that showed Donald Trump leading the Republican primary field and, interestingly enough, appearing to siphon votes away from establishment candidates like Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 80% . A Monmouth University poll also released Monday, and with a somewhat larger sample size and smaller margin of error, shows Trump in first place, beating both Scott Walker and Jeb Bush combined. The poll puts Trump in first place with 26% support. Second place Jeb Bush and third place Scott Walker...
  • China Seeks Businessman Said to Have Fled to U.S., Further Straining Ties

    08/03/2015 10:24:34 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 3, 2015 | By MICHAEL FORSYTHE and MARK MAZZETTI
    LOOMIS, Calif. — China is demanding that the Obama administration return a wealthy and politically connected businessman who fled to the United States, according to several American officials familiar with the case. Should he seek political asylum, he could become one of the most damaging defectors in the history of the People’s Republic. The case of the businessman, Ling Wancheng, has strained relations between two nations already at odds over numerous issues before President Xi Jinping’s first state visit to the United States in September, including an extensive cybertheft of American government data and China’s aggressive territorial claims. Mr. Ling...
  • Monmouth poll: Trump now leads GOP field by 14 points, biggest margin to date

    08/03/2015 10:33:43 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 36 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 3, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    If you look at RCP’s poll round-up, you’ll see that most national surveys lately fall into two groups. One group has Trump up by just three or four points, the other has him up 11 or 12. What’s interesting about this new one from Monmouth is that it shows him breaking through the higher of those two ceilings, to the point where he’s now topping Jeb Bush by a margin of better than two to one.  Ideology – Trump leads Walker 27% to 16% among very conservative voters; has 22% support among somewhat conservative voters to 14% for Bush...
  • Graham says he can win New Hampshire - and McCain agrees

    08/03/2015 10:29:43 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 52 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 8/1/15 | KATHLEEN RONAYNE
    Sen. Lindsey Graham says he's confident he can win the Republican presidential primaries in New Hampshire and his home state of South Carolina, two of the first voting states in the nomination contest. "I wouldn't be running in New Hampshire if I thought I couldn't win in New Hampshire," he said. "It will be good for the party to have my voice." Sen. John McCain, Graham's friend and colleague and a two-time New Hampshire primary winner, agrees. He joined Graham on Saturday for a full day of events, including a town hall meeting in Manchester
  • Trump: I don’t think I’ll be throwing any punches at Thursday’s GOP debate

    08/03/2015 9:01:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/03/2015 | AllahPundit
    Alternate headline: “Blogger loses all interest in Thursday’s GOP debate.”I’m less interested in watching Trump throw punches than seeing who’ll throw the first punch at him. Most people would say “Perry,” but Perry’s fallen out of the top 10 in polling thanks to the announcement bounce that Kasich got. Unless something changes in the next 24 hours he’ll be relegated to the JV debate at 5 p.m. Who picks a fight with Trump in the main event, then? Jeb doesn’t need to do it to get noticed. Rubio, maybe? Paul? “I’m not a debater. These politicians — I always...
  • Republicans shouldn't fear a third party Trump

    08/03/2015 9:00:59 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 30 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 8/3/15 | Bill Scher
    Donald Trump keeps warning the Republican National Committee to treat him “fairly” and “with respect” during the primary, or else he might run in the general election as an independent. This is meant to be a threat, but it’s a fairly empty one. Trump is a bigger threat to the party on the inside than on the outside. Today, Trump looks like a populism-spouting insurgent with the potential to split the party, giving Republicans cause to keep him in the fold. But that’s because for the moment, he’s running in a Republican primary, solely focused on conservative base voters. Running...
  • Trump Leads, Jeb Slips, Rubio Crashes In WSJ/NBC News Poll

    08/03/2015 9:12:18 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/3/15 | John Nolte
    The latest poll from The Wall Street Journal and NBC News is all good news for Donald Trump and all bad news for former Florida governor Jeb Bush and Florida Senator Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). Since the last WSJ/NBC poll in June, despite a full-frontal media push to destroy him, billionaire businessman Trump has risen from just 1% to take the lead with 19%. Bush, who was in first place in June, has not just been overtaken by Trump, his support has cratered from 22% to just 14%. Bush is now in third place behind Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who...
  • Growing signs Schumer will oppose Iran deal

    08/03/2015 7:20:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/03/2015 | By MANU RAJU and BURGESS EVERETT
    Chuck Schumer is getting an earful from opponents of the Iran nuclear deal. More than 10,000 phone calls have flooded his office line the past two weeks, organized by a group looking to kill the deal. Another group has dropped seven figures on TV in New York City to pressure Schumer and other lawmakers to vote against the plan. The powerful American Israel Public Affairs Committee has put its muscle behind an effort to lobby the New Yorker against it. And Dov Hikind, a state assemblyman from Brooklyn, was arrested for disorderly conduct while protesting the deal outside Schumer’s office....
  • Donald Trump Widely Disliked Among Latinos, New Poll Shows

    08/03/2015 7:56:45 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 46 replies
    Time ^ | 8/3/16 | Sam Frizell
    A large majority of Latinos view Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump negatively, according to a new poll, and more than half believe his recent comments about Mexican immigrants were racist and inappropriate. Trump, who is leading the Republican field in polls ahead of the first debate this week, has drawn both headlines and scorn for his incendiary comments about Mexicans and immigrants, saying during his announcement speech in June that Mexico is “sending people that have lots of problems… They are bringing crime. They’re rapists.” A survey of 250 Latinos found that 75% view the television star and real estate...
  • Chris Matthews: ‘Little Guy’ Rooting for Donald Trump Because He’s Taking On Elites

    08/03/2015 6:57:39 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 39 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Tony Lee
    On Sunday, Chris Matthews said Donald Trump is resonating with the “little guy” because he is taking on the elites who have betrayed working Americans on issues like trade and immigration. On Meet The Press, Matthews said there is a “sense of betrayal” because “the best and the brightest have given the country away on the border, on debt, on jobs.” “They feel they’ve been betrayed by the elite and Donald Trump ironically is fighting the elite here and the little guy is rooting for him,” Matthews said. Host Chuck Todd also conceded that the “the more we in the...
  • With debate looming, Trump has huge lead in latest poll (Trump at 26%)

    08/03/2015 8:06:29 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 73 replies
    politico.com ^ | Steven Shepard
    The identities of the 10 Republicans likely to be on stage at Thursday’s presidential debate are coming into focus after another poll on Monday shows Donald Trump running away from the rest of the field and Rick Perry lagging behind his competitors for the final spot. A new Monmouth University poll has Trump at 26 percent, easily topping his competitors. The next-closest candidates — former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker — are at 12 percent and 11 percent, respectively. Both the new Monmouth survey and an average of the five most-recent live-caller polls — Fox News’...
  • Texas Sen. Cruz plans four stops on Tenn. trip

    08/03/2015 8:49:42 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 2 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 5:36 PM, Aug 2, 2015 | Tom Humphrey
    NASHVILLE — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz now has four stops scheduled in a planned trip through Tennessee on Aug. 10 to promote himself as the Republican presidential nominee, all at county GOP gatherings.The Cruz campaign website Friday posted plans for a “biscuits and gravy” breakfast in Chattanooga, a “taste of homecoming” luncheon in Murfreesboro and an afternoon “Southern sweets meet and greet” at Brentwood, Tenn., on that date. The Jackson Sun had previously reported Cruz has plans for an evening dinner event at Jackson on the same day.As previously reported, other planned Tennessee visits by Republican presidential candidates include a...
  • Amy Schumer, Chuck Schumer team up for gun control

    08/03/2015 8:17:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 54 replies
    Newsday ^ | 8/3/15
    Stand-up comedian and actress Amy Schumer is teaming up with New York Sen. Chuck Schumer to call for tighter gun control. She will join the senator on Monday as he unveils a three-part plan that would make it harder for violent criminals and mentally ill to obtain guns. They cited the recent shooting in a Louisiana movie theater that killed two women and injured nine others during a screening of the movie "Trainwreck" starring Amy Schumer. Amy Schumer is the senator's cousin.
  • Bratton: We can't repeat the 1970s again (in NYC)

    08/02/2015 11:48:23 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 19 replies
    MYFOXNY ^ | Aug. 2, 2015
    As he prepares for a major police conference, Commissioner Bratton told it like it is about the rise in shootings in the city and he's warning that this disturbing trend must be put in check before it’s too late. It was a weekend of gun violence that sadly; no one believes it will be the last. In East New York, 9 people were shot and wounded at a barbecue. And in the Bronx, 20 year-old Christian Garcia was shot and killed, and 2 others struck when a gunman opened fire in a children's playground. Speaking on a radio show, Commissioner...
  • PALIN PRAISES WALKER AND CRUZ, WANTS TO ‘SPEAK POSITIVELY’ ABOUT SOLID CANDIDATES

    08/02/2015 5:55:42 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Aug 2015 | IAN HANCHETT
    Former Alaska Governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin praised Republican presidential candidates Texas Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker while stating that she likes many of the candidates on the GOP side and wishes to “speak positively” about the solid conservative candidates on Friday’s “Mark Levin Show.”Palin, after continuing her praise of Donald Trump, said, “I think Ted Cruz is great. I’m very thankful for he having taken such a stand on Obamacare, and many other issues. And really being able to shift some of the national debate about the issues because he’s been...
  • Student’s stunning plea: Why did NYC let me graduate high school?

    08/02/2015 6:03:28 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 2, 2015
    Melissa Mejia, 18, was stunned and embarrassed when officials at William Cullen Bryant HS in Long Island City, Queens, told her she had met all the requirements to receive a diploma in June. She knew she hadn’t. Teachers say Melissa is just one of a number of students magically given credits for classes they failed in an effort by administrators to raise Bryant’s graduation rate. She told her story to The Post’s Susan Edelman. I don’t like receiving what I would call a handout, but that’s what happened. New York City gave me a ­diploma I didn’t deserve
  • PERRY ON CRITICIZING TRUMP: ‘I WILL NOT BE QUIET’

    08/02/2015 1:31:24 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 79 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | August 2, 2015 | Pam Key
    This week on “Fox News Sunday With Chris Wallace ” Republican presidential candidate former Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) said he will “not be quiet” when it comes to criticizing his rival Donald Trump. Perry said, “I’m not going to be quiet, when Donald Trump shoots a bullet through Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)43% and hits veterans particularly those that have been captured. I’ll challenge Donald trump. You go tell Marcus Luttrell who was captured by the Taliban that he doesn’t like being around people that have been captured. That is one of the low moments of this campaign from my perspective....
  • Ted Nugent: Jimmy Kimmel Should 'Get a Damn Life'

    08/02/2015 12:41:02 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 40 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 02 Aug 2015 01:37 PM | Greg Richter
    ...The dentist, Walter Palmer, has been in hiding since word of the kill was reported in the media last week. Nugent, appearing Sunday on "The Rita Cosby Show" on WABC in New York, said he is dubious of media reports that the lion was lured out of a sanctuary because of the number of untrue statements the media has made about him in the past. If he could talk to Palmer, Nugent said, "I would say I'm sorry that our society has become so dumbed down and so soul-less, as to threaten you and your family's lives, because you killed...
  • BOMBS EXPLODE at Two Churches in Las Cruces, New Mexico

    08/02/2015 12:33:13 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 60 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Aug 2nd, 2015 2:12 pm | Kristinn Taylor
    The FBI is reported to be investigating bombs that exploded minutes apart at two Las Cruces, New Mexico churches Sunday morning.
  • A 25-Year-Old Documentary Donald Trump Tried To Ban Was Finally Released

    08/02/2015 11:53:36 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 112 replies
    Celeb Cafe ^ | 8/2/2015 | Jonatan Hoffman
    However, 25 years later the themes of this film still resonate with Trump's character. A quarter of a century later, here it is. In 1988, Leonard Stern commissioned the film as part of a celebrity businessman series. Here's a Huffington Post piece about the documentary by its original writer, and here's the press release announcing the online debut-it appears that the film covers some allegations... Trump grew wealthy during the 80's, the start of the "me generation" of moneymakers, and the "decade of greed". In it, he was revealed to be "the opposite of a small-government conservative" and someone who'd...
  • Ann Coulter Asks Donald Trump To Make Her Homeland Security Chief

    08/02/2015 12:53:01 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 76 replies
    PatDollard.com ^ | 08/02/2015
    Excerpted from Biz Pac Review: Conservative author and columnist Ann Coulter hints that she may be vying for a position in a future Donald Trump administration — as secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.As evidenced by her latest book, “Adios, America: The Left’s Plan to Turn Our Country into a Third World Hellhole,” Coulter, liker Trump, is strongly against illegal immigration and would run a much tighter ship than Jeh Johnson, the current DHS chief.She made her remarks at the Eagle Forum’s Collegian Summit in Washington, D.C., where she remarked that the real estate billionaire is “more likely...
  • What would a Trump administration look like?

    08/02/2015 11:12:09 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 41 replies
    WBALTV.com ^ | 08/02/2015 | Jeremy Diamond and Sara Murray CNN
    WASHINGTON (CNN) —The frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination is a former pro-choice Democrat who once supported Canadian-style universal health care, tax hikes on the wealthy and said Hillary Clinton was "terrific." As he prepares for the first GOP debate of the election season next week, Donald Trump is disavowing many of his former positions and earning support from about one in every five Republicans through a combination of blustering rhetoric and dogged condemnation of the political class. Now, the question is whether Trump's lead will hold up against the gust of attacks -- and charges of hypocrisy -- he...
  • Trump Promises 'To Be Me' in Debate: 'Don't Want to Be Unreal'

    08/02/2015 11:11:53 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 2, 2015 | Greg Richter
    A Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, previewed on Sunday, found Trump in front with 19 percent. Two months ago, before his official announcement, Trump was at a mere 1 percent. That's because people didn't believe he would really run, Trump said Sunday on "Meet the Press" "They didn't want to waste poll votes," Trump told NBC's Chuck Todd. "Once I announced, as you probably know better than anybody, my poll numbers started to shoot up like a rocket ship. They continue to go up." Appearing on "Face the Nation," Trump said he might be willing to release his tax returns...
  • Top Clinton aide accused of receiving overpayments at State Department (Huma Weiner)

    07/31/2015 7:22:22 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 63 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 31, 2015 | Tom Hamburger, Rosalind S. Helderman and Carol D. Leonnig
    State Department investigators concluded this year that Huma Abedin, one of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s closest aides, was overpaid by nearly $10,000 because of violations of rules governing vacation and sick leave during her tenure as an official in the department. The finding — which Abedin has formally contested — emerged publicly Friday after Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) sent letters to Secretary of State John F. Kerry and others seeking more information about an investigation into possible “criminal” conduct by Abedin concerning her pay. The letters also sought the status of an inquiry into whether Abedin had violated conflict-of-interest laws...
  • Where is the Coverage of Clinton Rape Victim Juanita Broaddrick?

    08/01/2015 9:16:32 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 1, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The liberal media feeding frenzy about a quarter-century-old alleged marital rape involving GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, and former wife Ivana, has a fury that was strangely absent when Bill Clinton was credibly accused of rape by Juanita Broaddrick in a Little Rock hotel room in 1978 when William Jefferson Clinton was attorney general of Arkansas. Ivana says her alleged “rape” never happened, Juanita Broaddrick says hers did. So why aren’t Hillary and Bill being peppered with questions about it as Donald and Ivana are? Perhaps because unlike liberal nemesis Trump’s case, Clinton’s more credidble story is now considered “old...
  • This Is the Email a Former Clinton Aide Sent Hillary On How to Make Netanyahu’s ‘Politics Uneasy’

    08/01/2015 5:59:47 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jul. 31, 2015 8:42pm | Oliver Darcy
    A former national security adviser to President Bill Clinton wrote an email to Hillary Clinton in 2009 advising the then-secretary of state how to deal with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu if he continued to “be the obstacle” in negotiations with Palestinians. The email from Samuel Berger advised Clinton on how to navigate the waters with Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Abu Mazen. “Going forward, if Bibi continues to be the obstacle, you will need to find the ground from which you can make his politics uneasy,” the September 22 email said. “I think you can do that even with current...
  • Donald Trump Just Announced His Pick for Attorney General – Hillary’s Worst Nightmare!

    08/01/2015 5:17:58 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 142 replies
    Political Insider ^ | July 27, 2015 | TPIWriter
    Donald Trump is taking the 2016 Presidential campaign by storm! Trump, who would be a bold defender of conservative principles in the White House, announced on Twitter who is pick for Attorney General is. His choice is South Carolina conservative Rep. Trey Gowdy (R), who continues to Chair the U.S. House of Representative’s Select Committee on Benghazi. Gowdy has been a consistent thorn in the side of the Obama administration, exposing the White House’s incompetence on issues ranging from amnesty, IRS abuses, and the illegal deletion of then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails. As Trump tweeted, “@HillaryClinton’s toast. Dems had...
  • MSNBC Guest: Hillary ‘Will Die A Death Of A Thousand Cuts’ [VIDEO]

    08/02/2015 10:57:31 AM PDT · by Crystal Palace East · 63 replies
    Former SC Democratic party chair Dick Harpootlian told MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki Sunday Vice President Joe Biden’s consideration of a presidential run actually gives Democrats the best chance of retaining the White House in 2016. Harpootlian said Hillary Clinton’s track record will cause her and the Democrats to “die a death of a thousand cuts,” yet Biden is “an inspirational figure” that voters can rally around. HARPOOTLIAN: I think Hillary comes into the race, as she did in ’08 with all kinds of baggage… There’s going to be distractions, we saw just this week with the Wall Street Journal about payments...
  • EXPLOSIONS NEAR TWO CHURCHES IN LAS CRUCES,NM

    08/02/2015 10:23:29 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 33 replies
    8/02/2015 | Self
    I can't post this story direct because of copyright issues but the "Las Cruces Sun-News" is reporting TWO EXPLOSIONS NEAR CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH AND HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH IN LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO THIS MORNING. THE EXPLOSION CALLS CAME IN BETWEEN 8 AND 9AM LOCAL TIME. NO APPARENT INJURIES WITH A POLICE SPOKESMAN SAYING THE EXPLOSIONS INVOLVED A LOT OF SHREDDED PAPER APPARENTLY FIREWORKS. SERVICES WERE GOING ON AT BOTH CHURCHES AT THE TIME OF EXPLOSIONS. CHURCHGOERS WERE EVACUATED AND TOLD NOT TO USE THEIR CARS TO LEAVE.......
  • Trump on Clinton: "I Don't Think She's Going To Be Allowed To Run" (video & text)

    08/02/2015 10:50:03 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 40 replies
    Donald Trump tels ABC News host Jon Karl that Hillary Clinton's private email server scandal is worse that what David Petraues was indicted for last year, "and his life is in ruins." Trump says "what she did is far worse." JONATHAN KARL, ABC NEWS: Let's straight to the GOP front-runner, Donald Trump, who joins us by the phone. Sir, thank you for joining us. DONALD TRUMP: Thank you, Jon. KARL: So I want to get to the debate in a moment. But we have this news this morning that Joe Biden is looking into running.
  • Trump campaign fires staffer over Facebook posts

    08/02/2015 10:26:44 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | 08/02/2015 | Jeremy Diamond
    Donald Trump's presidential campaign said Sunday it fired a staffer after racially charged Facebook posts he allegedly wrote were uncovered Friday. Effective immediately, Sam Nunberg, a Trump political adviser, is "no longer associated with the Donald J. Trump for president campaign," Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski confirmed to CNN. Nunberg allegedly wrote racially charged and disparaging political posts dating back to 2007, including one calling civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton's daughter a "N—!" and another calling President Barack Obama a "Socialist Marxist Islamo Fascist Nazi Appeaser," Business Insider reported Friday. Nunberg is denying he wrote the posts. Lewandowski told...
  • New York's Empire State (building light show) highlights endangered animals

    08/02/2015 5:44:11 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 82 replies
    BBC ^ | August 2, 2015
    The unique display, on one of the world's most recognisable structures, was aimed at sparking conversations about mass extinction. Pictures of snow leopards, tigers and various sea creatures were shown. A 350ft (106m) image of Cecil, the famous lion killed in Zimbabwe earlier this month, also appeared. [Snip] In all 160 species were shown, including marine mammals, insects, and even the shadow of King Kong climbing up the building.
  • As many as 9 people shot during Brooklyn house party

    08/02/2015 3:53:34 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 42 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 2, 2015
    A house party in Brooklyn was cut short Sunday morning when as many as nine people were shot and four others were injured, police officials said. At least one victim was in critical condition and clinging to life early Sunday, law enforcement sources told The Post. The gunfire erupted at a building at the intersection of Stanley Avenue and Crescent Street around 2:30 a.m. The carnage spilled out into the streets; one of the victims was found a block away at Loring Avenue and Crescent. At least four of the victims were at Brookdale Hospital, two of them with injuries...
  • Iowa Poll: Trump Takes Huge Lead Over Walker

    08/01/2015 3:36:14 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 99 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 7/31/15 | Courtney Coren
    Billionaire Donald Trump is blowing away his nearest competitor, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, 2-to-1, in a poll of Iowa Republican voters released Friday by Gravis Marketing on behalf of One American News Network. Trump has a 15-point lead over Walker in the poll taken of 227 registered Republican voters in the Hawkeye State, asked Wednesday who among the GOP candidates for president they would vote for if the caucus were held today. The results, according to the poll: Trump, 30.9 percent Walker, 15.4 percent Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, 10 percent Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, 7.2 percent Former Arkansas Gov....
  • Why Jeb Bush played nice with Hillary Clinton in Florida (because she's his "sister-in-law"!!!)

    08/01/2015 5:23:45 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    politico.com ^ | 7/31/15 | Annie Karni and Eli Stokols
    Appearing Friday at the National Urban League Conference here in the country’s most important swing state, Hillary Clinton didn’t mention Jeb Bush by name, but tore apart the entire premise of his “right to rise” mission statement. Striding onto that same stage less than an hour later, Bush acknowledged Clinton’s presence at the conference in order to thank her for appearing there, then proceeded to ignore her attacks and campaign altogether. In the first instance of the two top-tier legacy candidates appearing back to back at the same event, Clinton and Bush demonstrated the starkly different ways the two candidates...
  • 2 airliners have 100-foot near miss with drone above New York (JFK)

    08/01/2015 10:29:37 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | August 1, 2015 | Joshua Berlinger
    Two airplanes flying near one of the nation's busiest airports each came within 100 feet of a drone on Friday, according to audio from each flight's radio calls. The first, JetBlue Flight 1843, reported spotting a drone at 2:24 p.m. while approaching John F. Kennedy International Airport, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. In the audio recording, the cockpit says that the drone passed just below the planes nose when the jet was flying at an altitude of about 800 to 900 feet. Then at about 5 p.m., Delta Flight 407 -- which had 154 people on board -- was...
  • Store owner refuses to sell guns to Muslims

    07/31/2015 7:31:54 PM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    WNYT ^ | 7/31/15 | Samantha DiMascio
    ST. JOHNSVILLE - It's a powerful, but polarizing point of view. The owner of J.J.'s Sporting Goods announced he will no longer sell guns to Muslims. The decision is getting mixed reaction both on social media and within the small, tight-knit community of St. Johnsville. John Swartz says after the attack at the recruiting station in Tennessee, he can't in good conscience sell guns to Muslims. Swartz said his logic mainly roots from fear of not being able to tell the difference between a radical Muslim and a law abiding citizen. He said that leaves him with little choice, but...
  • GOP INSIDERS: TRUMP WILL BE OUT BEFORE IOWA

    07/31/2015 2:53:34 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 99 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | July 31, 2015 | by MIKE FLYNN
    A new National Journal survey of “Republican insiders” finds that 57 percent of these political professionals think Donald Trump will bow out of the Presidential race before the Iowa Caucuses. This survey probably says more about the state of the Republican political class than anything about the 2016 race or Republican voters. Interestingly, 65 percent of “Democrat insiders” believe Trump will compete in the Iowa Caucuses in February next year. The survey results could easily be dismissed as both groups answering what they hope will happen. Some Republican campaign professionals offered comments beyond the question: “No meteor or political candidate...
  • Hillary Clinton Hits Jeb Bush First, and Hard, in Speech on Race

    07/31/2015 3:06:58 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7/31/15 | MICHAEL BARBARO
    Jeb Bush and his aides had envisioned a big, inclusive, high-minded speech about race on Friday in his home state of Florida, a chance to bring his message of colorblind opportunity to a prestigious group of African-American leaders. In a rare gesture of bipartisanship, Mr. Bush even planned to warmly quote President Obama, usually the subject of his derision. Then Hillary Rodham Clinton stomped all over those plans. In a biting pre-emptive attack delivered as Mr. Bush, the former Florida governor, waited backstage here at the annual convention of the National Urban League, Mrs. Clinton portrayed him as a hypocrite...
  • GOP Insiders: Trump Will Be Out Before Iowa

    07/31/2015 3:35:08 PM PDT · by Mariner · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 31st, 2015 | by Mike Flynn
    A new National Journal survey of “Republican insiders” finds that 57 percent of these political professionals think Donald Trump will bow out of the Presidential race before the Iowa Caucuses. This survey probably says more about the state of the Republican political class than anything about the 2016 race or Republican voters. Interestingly, 65 percent of “Democrat insiders” believe Trump will compete in the Iowa Caucuses in February next year. The survey results could easily be dismissed as both groups answering what they hope will happen. Some Republican campaign professionals offered comments beyond the question:
  • Donald Trump’s Instinct for Racially Charged Rhetoric, Before His Presidential Bid

    07/31/2015 4:01:19 PM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 29 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 31, 2015 | Alexander Burns
    Under a dark photograph showing hypodermic needles and drug paraphernalia, the newspaper advertisement warned in dire terms that violent criminals were coming to town. “Are these the new neighbors we want?” the paid message asked. “The St. Regis Mohawk Indian record of criminal activity is well documented.” The ad, part of an advocacy campaign meant to stop a casino from being built in New York’s Catskill region, drew an indignant response from the tribe, which called it a naked appeal to racism. The incendiary ads, which ran in upstate newspapers in February 2000, were the work of the New York...
  • WITH APOLOGIES TO DONALD TRUMP FOR THE CRAZY "NATIVIST" RANT OF CARDINAL DOLAN

    07/31/2015 3:53:14 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | Father Marcel Guarnizo
    This week, Cardinal Timothy Dolan took to the New York Daily News to write an incoherent and defamatory political hit piece against Donald Trump. As a Catholic priest, I can only say it is embarrassing to have a Cardinal so blatantly and unfairly trying to associate Mr. Trump with the worst kinds of racism imaginable. I offer an apology on behalf of so many Catholics who are outraged by the dirty politics of Cardinal Dolan.
  • ‘Urination, defecation, and masturbation’ outside NYC college

    07/31/2015 12:05:54 PM PDT · by C19fan · 60 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 30, 2015 | Kevin Fasick and Beckie Strum
    The glass facade of Cooper Union’s $111 million academic building offers a remarkable view — of a back alley packed with vagrants. “I have seen drug deals, public urination, defecation, masturbation in broad daylight in the Taras Shevchenko alley,” a Cooper Union faculty member told The Post. “It’s a place where many homeless congregate to sleep — right in front of a church and between a high school and a college,” the faculty member added.