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  • NBC’s Pete Williams: Motivations Behind Scalise Shooting Can ‘Never’ Be Known

    10/03/2017 4:12:36 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 33 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 10/02/2017 | Jack Heretik
    NBC News justice correspondent Pete Williams said Monday that the motivations behind the June shooting at a Republican congressional baseball practice are still unknown, and will never be known, despite widespread agreement that the targeting of the attack was political. Williams was discussing Sunday's shooting in Las Vegas, and how the gunman's motivation for the attack may never be completely known. Williams then tried to tie the Las Vegas shooting investigation to the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise (R., La.). "It would not be unheard of if at the end of all this it remains a puzzle," Williams said. "For...
  • Democrat Adam Schiff Condemns FBI's 'Ambiguity Bomb'

    10/31/2016 2:32:20 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 27 replies
    cnsnews ^ | October 31, 2016 | By Susan Jones
    ( - "I think this was a terrible error in judgment by the director to release this kind of ambiguous letter," Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the ranking member of the House intelligence committee, told ABC's "This Week." "That kind of an ambiguity bomb this close to election was a terrible lapse in judgment," Schiff said. "The DOJ policies against making a statement about a pending or closed case -- and certainly not doing it in the days leading up to an investigation -- is there for a reason. It's designed to ensure fairness. "It's also designed to ensure that the...
  • Why Donald Trump Is Poised To Win The Nomination And Lose The General Election, In One Poll

    03/23/2016 3:49:31 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 110 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 23, 2016
    Why Donald Trump Is Poised To Win The Nomination And Lose The General Election, In One Poll By Philip Bump March 23 Not to get too far ahead of ourselves, but a new poll from Quinnipiac University suggests that the most likely outcome of this presidential race is the following: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face off in the general election, and Hillary Clinton wins. Standard polling caveats apply, not the least of which is that the campaign hasn't started and that polls taken well in advance of an actual election are often not predictive. But reading this poll on...
  • It's the Character

    03/22/2016 5:21:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies ^ | March 22, 2016 | Mona Charen
    I first became aware of Donald Trump when he chose to make cheating on his first wife front-page news. It was the early '90s. Donald and Ivana Trump broke up over the course of months. Not that divorce is shocking, mind you; among the glitterati marriage seems more unusual. Nor is infidelity exactly novel. But it requires a particular breed of lowlife to advertise the sexual superiority of one's mistress over the mother of one's children. That was Trump's style. He leaked stories to the New York tabloids about Ivana's breast implants -- they didn't feel right. Marla Maples, by...
  • How the NSA Violates your Constitutional rights(Despite what you are seeing on Fox)

    06/18/2013 8:50:16 AM PDT · by Vendome · 18 replies
    Vanity | 6/18/2013 | Vendome
    The government scanning and archiving your personal telephone number and any calls associated with it are privately owned.   READ THIS  CAREFULLY!   The Post Office is a government owned entity.   Your phone number and any phone you use are privately owned.   As are the service providers.   As is the equipment of anyone you call.   Private Property, Ingringement of your 4th amendment and 1st, which will lead to jeopardy of your 5th and 2nd amendment.
  • Who Knew? The Leading Cause Of Gun Death Is Suicide

    01/30/2013 7:28:34 AM PST · by I still care · 35 replies ^ | Jan 22, 2013 | Rpger Kay
    A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a column about how the gun-death data showed a very weak correlation with gun-law strictness. I used data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Justice (DoJ) to derive a gun-homicide rate. In the comments section, a reader pointed me toward more-detailed data from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), which captures death-certificate data from all the states. Despite interference by the National Rifle Association (NRA), the CDC has kept up the basic data, if not research into the details of who, how, and why. But what we can...
  • (Rino) George W. Bush pushes for more immigration

    12/04/2012 1:03:32 PM PST · by Mozilla · 89 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/4/12 | Neil Munro
    Former President George W. Bush ambled back into the spotlight Tuesday to laud legal immigration, a decade after he helped inflate the real-estate bubble to its 2007 peak while trying to boost homeownership among Hispanics. “America is a nation of immigrants. … Immigrants can help build a dynamic tomorrow. … They invigorate our soul,” Bush said at the keynote speech of a one-day symposium on immigration’s role in the economy at the Dallas-based George W. Bush Institute. “Growing up in Texas we have had the honor and privilege of meeting many of the newly arrived,” the former president said. “They...

    03/08/2012 10:54:53 AM PST · by bramps · 2 replies
    The track record of Barack Obama's pronouncements on a wide range of issues suggests that anything he says is a message written in sand, and easily blown away by the next political winds. Remember the "shovel-ready projects" that would spring into action and jump-start the economy, once the "stimulus" money was available? Obama himself laughed at this idea a year or so later, when it was clear to all that these projects were going nowhere.
  • The Conversion: How, when, and why Mitt Romney changed his mind on abortion.

    02/25/2012 11:36:08 AM PST · by The Iron Duke · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Slate ^ | February 22, 2012 | William Saletan
    To understand Mitt Romney, you have to understand the most difficult passage of his political life: how he changed his position on abortion. Not the story he tells about it, but the real story. Romney began his political career as a pro-choicer. In the story he tells, he had an epiphany, a flash of insight, and committed himself thereafter to protecting life. But that isn’t what happened. The real story of Romney’s conversion—a series of tentative, equivocal, and confused shifts, accompanied by a constant rewriting of his past—paints a more accurate picture of who he is. Romney has complex views...
  • Newt Gingrich’s Amnesty Plan ~ Gives 3.5 Million Criminal Aliens U.S. Jobs & U.S. Residency.

    12/15/2011 2:49:17 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 32 replies
    Political Vel Craft ^ | December 5, 2011 | Volubrjotr
    Breaking New Study => Newt Gingrich’s Amnesty Plan ~ Covertly Gives 3.5 Million Criminal Aliens U.S. Jobs & U.S. Residency. This Is Larger Than The 1986 Blanket Amnesty! The most recent polling finds that Republican voters have elevated Newt Gingrich to presidential frontrunner status. But it is difficult to believe that those supporting him agree with his amnesty plan or are even aware that his proposal sounds like it would give U.S. jobs and residency to around 3.5 million illegal aliens (according to a new Pew Hispanic Center study). Unless Gingrich supporters push him to back off, he is promising...
  • Retraction Request: Reuters Erroneously Reports GOP Tax Hike Deal

    07/06/2011 7:03:23 PM PDT · by cableguymn · 68 replies ^ | 7/6/11 | Big Journalisum
    Not sure if posting the story is ok. (kinda new to posting)
  • Why the power of the mighty Federal Reserve is finally on the wane

    04/29/2011 2:34:22 AM PDT · by Scanian · 29 replies
    The Telegraph. UK ^ | April 29, 2011 | Jeremy Warner
    An unprecedented press conference was held in Washington on Wednesday – one that should have been convened a long time ago. And no, it wasn't the one to announce publication of Barack Obama's birth certificate, but rather the first of its kind by the US Federal Reserve. Believe it or not, the Fed has never before made itself directly answerable to the fourth estate for its monetary policy decisions. Accountability and explanation have instead been pursued through official statements, speech-giving, congressional committees and selective background briefings. After nearly 100 years at the helm of the US economy, the Fed has...
  • Obama's Birthplace Mystery: The Real Issue

    04/27/2011 12:19:55 AM PDT · by Scanian · 39 replies · 1+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 27, 2011 | Elwin Tobing
    An otherwise casual question has turned out to be one of the most elusive and divisive questions of the young 21st century: where was Barack Obama born? The left despises those who ask the question. Some on the right ridicule those who raise the issue, while a sizeable number of Americans are insisting that Obama was born outside of the US and hence he is ineligible to be president. Whether intentionally or not, they are either missing or distorting the real issue. An inquiry to Obama's birthplace should be viewed in light of the sheer weight of the position he...
  • New York state manufacturing plunges: NY Fed

    11/15/2010 2:50:27 PM PST · by AZLiberty · 17 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | November 15, 2010 | Unknown
    New York state manufacturing unexpectedly plunged in November, the first contraction since July 2009 when the US economy exited recession, official data showed Monday. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York reported its manufacturing activity index dropped to minus 11.1 points in November, from a positive 15.7 points in the previous month. The Empire State Manufacturing Survey index is considered a bellwether of the manufacturing sector which has been a key strength in the economic recovery. It was the first time the index fell below zero since July 2009, the month after the worst recession in decades was officially declared...
  • BS Alert 2! Steve Wozniak (And The Media) Still Spreading Prius UA Obfuscation

    03/16/2010 12:26:32 AM PDT · by hamboy · 11 replies · 436+ views
    The Truth About Cars ^ | March 9, 2010 | Paul Niedermeyer
    One of my pet gripes about the media and celebrities is the lack of follow-up and accountability. Remember all the hoopla about Steve Wozniak’s Prius with the mysterious electronics glitch that he could manipulate to create UA? My take was that obviously his cruise control had a minor bug that only showed up at over eighty mph. Woz readily admitted that he could disengage it with a tap on the brakes. Well, thanks to his celebrity status and the coverage, the story ended with Toyota agreeing to take his Prius for a week to test it thoroughly. So what...
  • Job market worsens for recent college graduates (Unemployment among worse than the U.S. Ave.)

    12/14/2009 7:11:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 105 replies · 2,753+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/14/2009 | Don Lee
    The unemployment rate dropped last month for men and women, blacks and whites, lifting hopes that the long dry spell in the jobs market may be coming to an end. But for recent college graduates and other young adults, the labor situation didn't just remain dire -- it got worse. For 20- to 24-year-olds, the jobless rate rose four-tenths of a percent to 16% in November, even as unemployment nationally slipped to 10% from 10.2%. And data from the Labor Department show that the unemployment figure for college graduates in that age group was 10.6% in the third quarter --...
  • Top questions Barack Obama did not answer

    01/11/2009 10:32:53 PM PST · by Red Steel · 13 replies · 1,906+ views
    Enter Stage Right ^ | January 12, 2009 | Mark Alexander
    Perhaps you've noticed an abundance of "Top Ten" lists in recent weeks. As usual, the mainstream media has churned out a variety of year-in-review pieces of late. Two events vied for top billing on all those lists -- the financial meltdown and the presidential election. At present, it isn't clear which of those debacles presents the greater threat to our nation. The factors leading up to the economic collapse in the last two quarters are clear (see Economics 101). What is not clear, however, is whether we can limit the damage to a mere recession. On the other hand, we...
  • Obama and the Cross [Obama trying to court evangelicals]

    05/14/2008 12:22:04 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 45 replies · 164+ views ^ | 14 May 08 | David Brody
    I have been telling Brody File readers for months that if Barack Obama becomes the Democratic nominee he will make a pitch to win over independent/moderate Evangelicals. Well, we now have evidence. In Kentucky, he is making a direct appeal to Evangelicals with flyers that mention his conversion experience and they highlight a big old cross. Remember Mike Huckabee’s supposed subliminal cross in his Christmas campaign ad? Well, the Obama campaign ditches the subliminal and goes for the in your face cross. Look at the flyer here. The Obama campaign has consistently believed that their candidate can compete for the...
  • Time To Just Say No To Obama

    03/30/2008 2:12:53 PM PDT · by AmericaTalks · 33 replies · 1,310+ views
    America Talks ^ | 03/30/08 | David Zublick
    We at America Talks are launching a concerted effort to see to it that Barack Hussein Obama is not elected the next president of the United States. He is a dangerous individual who would do great harm to this country. Obama's associations with people of questionable character, his friendship with a racist pastor whose comments he claims he disavows, his plans to negotiate with and placate terrorists and terrorist sympathizers, leads us to believe that his not an honorable man who is looking out for the interests of our nation. Obama's questionable past, his embellishment of his father's legacy, his...
  • Obama the Obfuscater

    03/29/2008 6:48:36 AM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 24 replies · 532+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 03/25/08 | Steven Zak
    If one were to sum up the campaign strategy of Barack Obama in a word, it would be "obfuscation." Obama's well-known empty platitudes, of course, serve to hide the man behind them by revealing no detail. His underlying "black rage" -- expressed more openly by his less politically-cunning wife -- is hidden beneath well-crafted loftiness. Now that he has been exposed as a fellow traveler of the America-loathing anti-Semite Jeremiah Wright, Obama's attempt at damage control relies once again on obfuscation. First, through an attempt to minimize the scope of Wright's hateful rants through such carefully chosen words as "occasionally"...