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  • Gunman outside Muhammad cartoon event identified as suspected militant sympathizer

    05/04/2015 11:32:13 AM PDT · by don-o · 35 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 4, 2015 | Lindsey Bever and Brian Murphy
    Nearly 900 miles to the west, meanwhile, investigators searched the Phoenix apartment of the suspects. A U.S. law enforcement official told The Washington Post that the attackers have been identified as Elton Simpson, 30 — who had previously been the target of a terror-linked probe — and his roommate, Nadir Soofi, as officials tried to piece together the planning behind the late Sunday attack that wounded one guard.
  • Former GOP lawmaker blisters Abbott for ‘pandering to idiots’ over military exercises

    05/01/2015 12:10:15 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 39 replies
    DallasNews.com ^ | 04/30/2015 | Christy Hoppe
    A 16-year Republican veteran of the Legislature wrote Gov. Greg Abbott saying he is appalled that the governor has given credence to a fringe group that fears the U.S. military would stage a take-over of Texas. Abbott has ordered the Texas state Guard to monitor a large-scale, eight-week military exercise this summer of special operation forces. Social media has pushed the conspiracy notion that the exercise, called Jade Helm 15, is a ruse to confiscate guns and declare martial law in hostile states. After citizens raised concerns, Abbott said the state Guard will keep tabs on the operation to ensure...
  • The GOP presidential field is unusually diverse. But the party’s agenda isn’t.

    05/04/2015 9:53:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Washington Post - Plum Line ^ | May 4, 2015 | Paul Waldman
    It’s a big week in the Republican presidential primaries. Today, Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson both announced their candidacies, and Mike Huckabee is expected to make his official tomorrow. Now that the field is filling out (though there are still plenty of candidates in the running-but-officially-not-yet-running category), it’s looking a little unusual.In fact, the group of Republicans running for president is almost everything the Republican Party itself is not: it’s demographically diverse, it’s less wealthy than you might expect, and it’s extremely young. The question is whether voters will look at them and say that the GOP really has changed.By...
  • CNN'S Vause: Are People Asking If Mohammed Art Exhibitors Were "Asking For" Attack

    05/04/2015 6:42:46 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 71 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 4, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    CNN anchor John Vause wondered if questions were “being asked” if “in some ways, were they asking for some kind of attack” during CNN’s coverage of the shooting at the Mohammed Art Exhibit and Contest in Garland, Texas on Sunday.
  • Pamela Geller DESTROYS onslaught of ridiculous attacks from CNN’s Alisyn Camerota

    05/04/2015 5:49:23 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 91 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 5/4/2015 | soopermexican
    I can’t say I didn’t see it coming. Instead of finding fault with the attackers that tried to KILL Pamela Geller for using her freedom of speech, CNN’s Alisyn Camerota calls her a bigot and attacks her on-air. Pamela handled it expertly and destroyed every criticism tossed her way. Here’s the first part:
  • Unions Donate to Sharpton’s Nonprofit and Win Airtime on Sharpton’s MSNBC Show

    05/04/2015 4:14:04 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | May 4, 2015 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    Since Politics Nation debuted on MSNBC on August 29, 2011, Al Sharpton’s nonprofit National Action Network has collected more than $2.38 million in contributions from unions, according to Department of Labor records. Meanwhile, Sharpton has often used his show to promote pro-labor viewpoints, also inviting union leadership on as guests. National Action Network ... has apparently remained in financial trouble. A 2013 filing with the Internal Revenue Service showed the nonprofit had ended the year with negative assets of $1.33 million. Nonprofit experts have told National Review that the Sharpton’s six-figure salary from National Action Network, as well as the...
  • Why the CVS Burned

    05/03/2015 4:55:05 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 110 replies
    Slate ^ | May 1 2015 | Louis Hyman
    The rioting in Baltimore wasn’t hooliganism. It was a protest against the depredations of the ghetto economy. Most people can sympathize with the anger on display this week in the streets of Baltimore. It’s relatively easy to feel compassion for people who’ve suffered police brutality and abject poverty, even if you’ve never experienced either. Looting and burning is harder to understand, since torching a CVS store would hardly seem to have anything to do with protesting the actions of the Baltimore Police Department. President Obama decried the Baltimore riots as “senseless violence and destruction.” Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake also despaired...
  • Ex-US Rep. Inglis gets JFK courage award for climate stance

    05/03/2015 3:31:46 PM PDT · by PROCON · 11 replies
    AP ^ | May 3, 2015 | Associated Press
    BOSTON (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Bob Inglis received the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award on Sunday for reversing his position on climate change despite the predictable political fallout that helped cost the South Carolina Republican his seat in Congress. Kennedy's grandson, Jack Schlossberg, presented the award to Inglis on Sunday at the JFK Library in Boston."My grandfather's legacy is kept alive by Bob's courageous decision to sacrifice his political career to demand action on the issue that will shape life on Earth for generations to come," said Schlossberg, son of Caroline Kennedy and Edwin Schlossberg.
  • ‘I Certainly Used The Wrong Phrase': Baltimore Mayor Regrets Space To Destroy Comment [VIDEO]

    05/03/2015 7:49:56 AM PDT · by don-o · 72 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 3, 2015 | Al Weaver
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake offered up regrets on “Meet The Press” Sunday for saying space was given to protesters in Baltimore who “wished to destroy.” Rawlings-Blake told host Chuck Todd that she “certainly used the wrong phrase,” of which she received roundabout criticism as the riots escalated Monday.
  • Greece’s Prime Minister has the Good Sense to Make Germany Pay For Nazi War Filth; FINALLY

    01/30/2015 5:07:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Robert F. Kennedy, Junior's Ring Of Fire ^ | January 29, 2015 | Joshua De Leon
    Now that Greece has elected a new prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, he’s announced his first order of business: receive the money owed to them from Germany in part of unpaid World War II reparations, reported The Washington Post. Tsipras is part of the Greek left-wing Syriza party, and, according to the Post, the Syriza party has been “outspoken about the need for Germany to atone for its past in Greece.” In a move symbolic of that sentiment, Tsipras visited the Kaisariani rifle range to honor 200 Greek activists who were murdered by Nazi soldiers in 1944. A two-year-old study estimated...
  • Bloomberg’s Reported Interest In Buying New York Times Sends Shares Soaring

    05/03/2015 3:53:25 AM PDT · by lbryce · 8 replies
    New York post ^ | May 1, 2015 | Keith J kelly
    New York Times Co. shares leaped 10.7 percent in after-hours trading after Fox Business Network reported billionaire businessman Michael Bloomberg had expressed renewed interest in buying the paper. The former New York City mayor was prepared to pay up to $5 billion to acquire the Gray Lady — more than double the $2.3 billion market cap of the company. Bloomberg LP completely dismissed the FBN report as untrue. “There is no truth to this rumor,” Ty Trippet, a spokesman for the data and business news service, said in an e-mail. Mike Bloomberg has in the past expressed interest in buying...
  • New York Times Co. Reports Loss as Print Ads Decline

    04/30/2015 5:45:48 AM PDT · by Drango · 34 replies
    NYTimes ^ | April 30, 2015 | RAVI SOMAIYA
    GRIN clink on link http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/01/business/media/new-york-times-company-q1-earnings.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=second-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0
  • Exclusive: Conservative Leaders Blast CBS News over Anti-Christian Bigotry

    05/02/2015 5:08:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 112 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    <p>Last week, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins was invited to be on "Face the Nation." What was supposed to be a cordial conversation about the Supreme Court and same-sex marriage turned out to be a professional ambush.</p> <p>Host Bob Schieffer pounced on the Family Research Council, calling them an anti-gay hate group. He was using discredited intelligence from the Southern Poverty Law Center. It was an ugly interview.</p>
  • Uptown Funk: Why White People Have a Right to Be Angry at the Race-Baiting Press

    05/01/2015 9:20:01 PM PDT · by dangus · 32 replies
    Vanity... but I hope to equip conservatives. | 5-2-15 | Dangus
    A lot of elites are writing columns about how white people shouldn't disapprove of riots, because they have no interest and they can't understand. A one-word rebuttal: "Uptown." You see, in most older, Eastern cities, "uptown" refers to neighborhoods with gorgeous, Victorian homes near city centers available at ridiculously low prices. Like Roxbury, Boston, MA or Harlem, NYC, NY, or Brightwood, Washington, DC. An 8-bedroom, 3,000-SQ ft home in Roxbury is available for $125,000. It's a quick trolley ride -- or long walk -- to downtown. Or you could live in 1-bedroom, 600-sq ft condominium for $875,000. So why would...
  • Morgan Freeman on Baltimore Protest Coverage: ‘F--- the Media’

    05/01/2015 12:04:17 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | April 30, 2015 | Marlow Stern
    The screen icon discussed police brutality and the televised news media’s coverage of the Baltimore protests in the wake of Freddie Gray’s death while in police custody.
  • What you won’t hear from the media and gay activists about same-sex ‘marriage

    05/01/2015 11:55:37 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 22 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/30/15 | Dustin Siggins
    April 30, 2015 (HotAir.com) -- On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard what could be the defining case on whether marriage in America is legally restructured from a relationship between people of the opposite sex with an eye towards procreation to an “anything goes” system.The media has responded as expected, with articles and reports brimming with support for changing marriage. Therefore, it is important to explicitly spell out a few realities of marriage and same-sex relationships.Most importantly, marriage is between a man and a woman — no matter how much some wish it weren’t so. As Chief Justice John Roberts pointed out yesterday, this...
  • TV Host Presses Actress Stacey Dash on ‘Gender Inequality’ — Her Non-PC Response Has Sparked a Fir

    05/01/2015 8:40:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 4/30/2015 | Jason Howerton
    The most effective way to ensure women get paid as much as men is for women to be prepared to “work harder” and seize any opportunities that may come their way, actress Stacey Dash told TV host Meredith Vieira on Wednesday. One tactic that is not useful, Dash said, is complaining and making excuses. “I feel like it’s an excuse. It’s the same thing with race. It’s an excuse. Stop making excuses. If there are opportunities, be prepared for them — and be the best if that’s what it takes. If you have be extraordinary, then be extraordinary.”
  • Conservative media take early sides in GOP 2016 primary

    05/01/2015 3:05:31 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 1, 2015 | Eddie Scarry
    Prominent voices in conservative media have already begun deciding on favorites in the Republican presidential primary. Most of the candidates and potential candidates have received at least some praise from influential voices in the right-leaning news media, but since the start of 2015, there have been clear signs of who is warming up to who. After Sen. Marco Rubio announced his candidacy in mid-April, the Wall Street Journal editorial board, representing the corporate pro-immigration wing of the GOP, sang the Florida freshman's praises in ways unfelt by others in the field. "The senator … has the rhetorical gifts to make...
  • The GOP’s destructive Vietnam mythology: How the right’s self-glorifying delusions led to...

    05/02/2015 11:42:13 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 102 replies
    Salon ^ | May 2, 2015 | Peter Birkenhead is a writer living in Washington, D.C.
    The GOP’s destructive Vietnam mythology: How the right’s self-glorifying delusions led to decades of avoidable war It only took about five years from the fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975, for the American right to succeed in burying the moment under mounds of revisionist horse shit. Ronald Reagan, speaking at a campaign appearance in the summer of 1980, said, It is time that we recognized that [the American War in Vietnam] was, in truth, a noble cause… We dishonor the memory of 50 thousand young Americans who died in that cause when we give way to feelings of guilt...
  • The GOP attack on climate change takes a big step forward

    05/02/2015 11:11:19 PM PDT · by Rabin · 19 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 4-28-15 | Michael Hiltzik
    Living down to our worst expectations, the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology voted Thursday to cut deeply into NASA's budget for Earth science, in a clear swipe at our agency's manipulation of climate data. The committee's markup of the NASA authorization bill followed what appears to be a deliberate attempt to keep (us) Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas), the committee's rank Democrat, and her caucus in caucus "we understood why.", Rep. Eddie B whined.
  • Koch brothers make push to court Latinos, alarming many Democrats

    05/03/2015 4:17:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 30, 2015 | Mary Jordan and Ed O'Keefe
    "............The LIBRE effort, which backers plan to expand into more presidential battleground states over the next several months, has alarmed many Democrats.They are making friends and trying to convince you that the Democratic agenda is bad,” said Matt Barreto, co-founder of the research and polling firm Latino Decisions. He said the group hands out ideological material, collects names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers, and is “laying the foundation for Republican candidates to emphasize the same messages.”Barreto says those behind LIBRE are “playing the long game” and don’t really have to win Republican votes, but rather raise doubts about Democrats to...
  • EXPLOSIVE – Man Presented on TV as Freddie Gray’s Paddy Wagon Companion IS AN IMPOSTOR

    05/02/2015 11:02:32 AM PDT · by IChing · 150 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 5/2/15 | Sundance
    On April 29th the Washington Post ran an explosive article highlighting information from a passenger who was inside the transport vehicle at the same time Freddie Gray was driven toward central booking. According to the Washington Post source: Freddie Gray was intentionally “trying to injure himself“. On April 30th local Baltimore media outlet WBAL-TV introduced Donta Allen, a person they claimed was the passenger in the transport vehicle. However, THEY ARE NOT THE SAME PERSON. Our research indicates the office of Baltimore State Attorney, Marilyn Mosby, used or allowed one of her deputy State Attorneys, Janice Bledsoe (who was in...
  • Washington - On Hillary Clinton's Age, Republican Rivals Imply -- But Never Say -- She's Old

    05/03/2015 4:23:00 AM PDT · by lbryce · 39 replies
    REuters ^ | may 1, 2015 | Staff
    Her campaign barely three weeks old, Hillary Clinton already has been attacked by Republicans on everything from donations to her family’s charitable foundation, to her tenure as secretary of state and her ties to Wall Street. But her rivals, and the political action committees that support them, are treading more carefully on one incendiary subject: her age . If elected in November 2016, Clinton would be, at 69, the second-oldest person to take the presidential oath for the first time, behind only Ronald Reagan, who turned 70 weeks after being sworn into office in 1981. Questions of health and fitness...
  • The Conservative Populist Breakout - Republicans acting in the spirit of Barbara Jordan

    04/30/2015 8:15:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | April 30, 2015 | John Fonte
    April 2015 is the month that conservative populism broke out and reached the major leagues of American politics. On April 15, the editors of the New York Times felt compelled to denounce a Washington Post op-ed by Senator Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.), in which he called for reduced immigration to help raise the wages of American workers. The Times editors were particularly miffed that “Mr. Sessions accuses the financial and political ‘elite’ of a conspiracy to keep wages down through immigration” (“elite” is put in sneer quotes, as if there were no elite). What is important to note is not...
  • Cruz walks a provocative line on panhandling

    05/01/2015 6:15:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show ^ | May 1, 2015 | Steve Benen
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) took his presidential campaign to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce this week, where he raised a provocative point about, of all things, panhandling. Benjy Sarlin reported: “If you look at the values that resonate in our community, they are faith, family, patriotism, hard work,” he told host Javier Palomarez, the CEO of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. “Some years ago I was having lunch with a Hispanic entrepreneur in Austin and he asked me a question: He said, ‘When was the last time you saw a Hispanic panhandler?’ It’s a great question…. I’m not sure I’ve...
  • Sharpton Scolds Media: "Quit Playing With Matches"

    04/30/2015 3:12:02 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 30,2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Reverend Al Sharpton told the media to “quit playing with matches in Baltimore” in a speech on Thursday.
  • Al Sharpton Gets In Physical Confrontation With Fox News Reporter (Video)

    04/30/2015 2:14:54 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 54 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 30,2015 | Alex Griswold
    Fox News reporter Leland Vittert got into a heated — and eventually physical — confrontation with activist and MSNBC host Al Sharpton, when the latter tried to keep him from questioning Democratic Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.
  • Al Sharpton Gets In Physical Confrontation With Fox News Reporter [Leland Vittert]

    04/30/2015 2:20:04 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 28 replies
    TheDailyCaller.com ^ | 04.30.15 | ALEX GRISWOLD
    Fox News reporter Leland Vittert got into a heated — and eventually physical — confrontation with activist and MSNBC host Al Sharpton, when the latter tried to keep him from questioning Democratic Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. “We can’t ask questions?” Vittert challenged her. “You are a public official and we can’t ask questions?” “You will have the opportunity,” Sharpton said. “Then you’ll answer our questions?” he pressed. “At the press conference, we will answer all questions,” Sharpton said. But as Vittert kept tailing them, a second man stepped between the reporter and the mayor and began pushing him away. Sharpton...
  • Tolerance? Liberals want to kill conservatives

    04/30/2015 12:18:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 29, 2015 | Phil Elmore
    The immediacy of social media, particularly Twitter and Facebook, offers us a window into the prejudices of others that is unprecedented in the history of our society. Not a day passes in the United States when some person does not commit career suicide, achieve viral fame, or both by posting to Twitter or Facebook. A hundred and forty characters or less can make a hero or freshly mint a villain. All it takes is an ill-chosen word or, perhaps more accurately, a moment of honesty. We are all creatures of prejudice to one degree or another; we all harbor likes,...
  • Al Sharpton Meets with Baltimore Mayor, Planning March from Charm City to D.C.

    04/30/2015 9:33:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/30/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    Rev. Al Sharpton said he couldn’t resist the urge to get involved in the Freddie Gray case before meeting yesterday with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. “I have been asked by many in the Baltimore area since day one to get involved in the justice for Freddie Gray movement. Though I have discussed it on my daily radio and TV shows and been in touch with our NAN Baltimore chapter, I resisted personal involvement until we saw what the promised May 1 investigation report would bring,” Sharpton said Monday in a statement through his National Action Network. Baltimore police said Wednesday...
  • Ted Cruz Goes Full Fevered Militia On Government 'Tyranny'

    04/29/2015 12:45:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    Crooks and Liars ^ | April 29, 2015 | Susie Madrak
    The thing that always irks me about their "water the tree of liberty" types is their sheer stupidity. Seriously, you think you and your buddies are going to play Red Dawn against the full might of the U.S. government? Where do you suppose all that defense budget money went, folks? And now we have Ted Cruz, egging them on. Dear sweet Jesus, this man has no conscience. Via Talking Points Memo: WASHINGTON — It's a given that every Republican presidential candidate will run for president as a strong supporter of gun rights. But Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is arguing that...
  • CNN’S BROOKE BALDWIN APOLOGIZES TO VETS WITHOUT DISCLOSING WHAT SHE IS APOLOGIZING FOR

    04/29/2015 11:28:34 AM PDT · by drewh · 34 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | 29 Apr 2015 | by JOHN NOLTE
    Viewers of CNN’s “New Day” must have been terribly confused when afternoon anchor Brooke Baldwin popped up out of the blue to retract and apologize for something totally unspecified. Baldwin never once told the early morning audience what it was she was talking about. Because the decision was made not to disclose the reason for the retraction and apology, the whole thing came off as a bizarre non sequitur. For those of you who don’t know, during a Tuesday afternoon interview with Democrat Congressman Elijah Cummings, Baldwin said of our veterans who become police officers, “I love our nation’s veterans,...
  • Hillary Clinton Wades Into Baltimore: ‘It’s Time to End the Era of Mass Incarceration’

    04/29/2015 9:44:46 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 69 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | april 29, 2015 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Hillary Clinton on Wednesday addressed the issues of police brutality and rioting most recently seen in Baltimore, by saying the country needs to restore trust between citizens and police officers, and by arguing for an end to lengthy prison terms for low-level offenders. In an address to Columbia University, Clinton argued that throwing people in jail for smaller crimes isn’t making the country any safer. She also said it’s depriving thousands of children with parents, which is locking in place a cycle of poverty for these families. “Keeping them behind bars does little to reduce crime, but it does a...
  • Hillary Clinton calls for overhaul of crime policies put in place under Bill Clinton

    04/29/2015 9:45:02 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 29, 2015 | Anne Gearan
    Tough-on-crime policies that emphasized arrests and convictions for relatively minor offenses have failed the country, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday, leading to overcrowded prisons and too many black men "missing" from their families and communities. "We need to restore balance to our criminal justice system," Clinton told an audience at Columbia University in New York. Calling for an "end to the era of mass incarceration," Clinton endorsed body cameras for police nationwide to record interactions between officers and potential suspects. Making her most specific policy proposals since launching her campaign earlier this month, Clinton said it's time...
  • HILLARY: There's an 'undeniable' pattern in police-involved deaths across the US

    04/29/2015 9:53:54 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 47 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 29, 2015 | Colin Campbell
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave the most substantive speech of her nascent presidential campaign so far on Wednesday. In her address at Columbia University, Clinton called for a major overhaul in the US criminal justice system. She repeatedly lambasted "the mass incarceration that we currently practice" and overly punitive, "arbitrary" criminal statutes, which she said result in racial discrimination. "There is something profoundly wrong when African-American men are still far more likely to be stopped and searched by police, charged with crimes, and sentenced to longer prison terms than are meted out to their white counterparts. There is...
  • BREAKING: Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Hires Everytown for Gun Safety Campaign Manager

    04/29/2015 10:17:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 4/28/2015 | Nick Leghorn
    Hillary Clinton is no stranger to gun control. When she announced her run for the presidency two weeks ago I posted a little round-up of all the comments she has made on the record about her desire for things like mandatory registration, assault weapons bans, and that gun owners are potential terrorists. It seems that she is taking things a step further now, as her campaign has hired the Minnesota state director of the Michael Bloomberg funded gun control group “Everytown for Gun Safety” to manage her Minnesota campaign.
  • Clinton: Baltimore shows justice system ‘out of balance’

    04/29/2015 10:51:40 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 28 replies
    Bradenton Herald ^ | 4-29-2015 | KEN THOMAS and JILL COLVIN, ap
    “It’s time to change our approach,” Clinton said in her first major policy address since launching her presidential campaign earlier this month. “It’s time to end the era of mass incarceration.” Clinton spoke in the days after violence and protests have swept through the streets of Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who suffered a spinal-cord injury while in police custody. In a speech at Columbia University, Clinton spoke of protests over policing in Ferguson, Missouri; Charleston, South Carolina; and in New York, and repudiated policies dating to her husband Bill Clinton’s presidency that lengthened...
  • Hillary Clinton Wants to Unite Economic and Criminal Justice Reform

    04/29/2015 10:45:15 AM PDT · by lbryce · 21 replies
    Yahoo News via Takepart.com ^ | April 28, 2015 | Rebecca McCrary
    Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential candidate, on Wednesday dove into the debate over the death of Freddie Gray, the young black man whose death has triggered days of protests in Baltimore. In her speech at Columbia University, Clinton outlined a broader vision of criminal justice reform. “What we have seen in Baltimore should indeed--and I think does--tear at our souls,” Clinton said. Her speech strove to put Gray’s death in police custody in the broader context of poverty in Baltimore. Clinton reminded the audience that one out of every three young black men in the city are unable to find...
  • May Day march at Port of Oakland to protest police killings

    04/29/2015 10:27:50 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 14 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4-29-2015 | Jack Heyman
    Black communities are seething over the epidemic of police killings of unarmed black men — in Baltimore, Charleston, Ferguson, Los Angeles, New York, Tulsa and elsewhere. Every day the newspapers, TV and Internet show appalling images of police brutality. The mass incarceration and high unemployment of blacks and the sharp disparity of wealth throughout society are intensified by the militarization of the police. Policies such as “zero tolerance” and “stop and frisk” have spiked an increase in the killing of blacks and Latinos.
  • CNN Analyst: Obama Used "Racist" Term Describing Baltimore Rioters as "Thugs"

    04/29/2015 6:42:28 AM PDT · by rightistight · 45 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/29/15 | Aurelius
    CNN legal analyst Sunny Hostin had choice words for President Obama last night when she appeared on “The Lead” with Jake Tapper. ...“Both Mayor Rawlings-Blake and President Obama, today, using the word “thug,”” Tapper said after showing a clip of Mayor Rawlings-Blake speaking. “Sunny, you take issue that?” “I do,” Hostin responded. “It’s not a word, certainly, that I’m comfortable with. It’s not a word that I use. I think that we can all agree that that word, that term has been racialized, and I think what I saw during the riots was, I saw a lot of crimes being...
  • Scott Walker’s Strength in Donors

    04/29/2015 5:35:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 29, 2015 | Derek Willis
    Scott Walker enters the Republican presidential race with far stronger ties to the party’s biggest fund-raisers than any other candidate besides Jeb Bush.Roughly half of the nation’s top 250 Republican donors have given money to Mr. Walker in his campaigns for Wisconsin governor, according to an Upshot analysis of Federal Election Commission records and state records. By comparison, 30 percent have given to Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, 20 percent to Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and 10 percent to Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey.A presidential campaign is a chance for candidates to introduce themselves to top fund-raisers, and...
  • Joe Scarborough Rips Liberal Media 'Bowing Down' on Clinton Cash

    04/28/2015 2:06:38 PM PDT · by yuffy · 7 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | April 28, 2015 | 10:30 AM EDT | By Scott Whitlock
    A fiery Joe Scarborough on Tuesday denounced the media's double standard when it comes to investigating the scandal engulfing the Clinton Foundation's financial dealings. An angry Scarborough erupted "The Clintons have made $150 million over the past decade because of contacts they made during public service!" He described the typical journalist reaction as "Let's bow down before Bill and Hillary, because if we ask the same questions of them that we ask of every other politician, then oh, my God! We have crossed a line!" Scarborough's outburst was a result of Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski's skeptical questioning of Clinton...
  • CNN ANCHOR BROOKE BALDWIN BLAMES MILITARY VETERANS FOR BALTIMORE RIOTS

    04/28/2015 1:34:51 PM PDT · by drewh · 59 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 28 Apr 2015 | by JOHN NOLTE
    After more than a year of CNN pouring gasoline all over America with hysterical, and oftentimes phony, stories of American racism, the left-wing network’s afternoon anchor Brooke Baldwin finally took it to the next level by blaming American veterans for the Baltimore riots. In a pathetic suck-up interview with Democrat Congressman Elijah Cummins, Baldwin never once had the moral courage to ask the failed Baltimore City congressman if the left-wing policies ushered in by a half-century of a Democrat monopoly in Baltimore might have something to do with the city’s ills. Instead, she said of young military veterans who become...
  • Everything you think you know about milk is wrong

    04/27/2015 2:52:07 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 41 replies
    National Post ^ | April 25, 2015 | Rebecca Tucker
    An actor named Sean Whalen sits at a desk, spreading a generous helping of peanut butter on a slice of bread, listening to a classical music radio station. The scene of the ad makes it clear he’s surrounded by artifacts from the Burr-Hamilton duel, the historic 1804 showdown between U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton and vice-president Aaron Burr; Whalen’s character is, apparently, something of an expert. The song on the radio fades, and the radio host announces that day’s $10,000 trivia question as the subject shoves a peanut butter sandwich — the whole thing! — into his mouth...
  • Jesse Jackson: 'The police wagon became a tomb'

    04/27/2015 3:03:34 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 55 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | April 23, 2015 | Yvonne Wenger
    The Rev. Jesse Jackson on Thursday urged the people of Baltimore to continue their peaceful protest and expressed his faith in the leadership of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. "People have shown great restraint. I hope they maintain that restraint," Jackson said. "The worst thing that could happen is people are indifferent to this killing, and do nothing. ... The police wagon became a tomb."
  • Celebrities Thankful to Vanity Fair WHCD Party for Giving Them Another Chance to Praise Obama

    04/27/2015 1:51:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | April 27, 2015 | Jen Chaney
    The Vanity Fair–Bloomberg cocktail reception that follows the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, held at the franco-swank residence of the French ambassador, is the kind of party where Katie Couric can kick off her shoes and spend much of the party in bare feet. It’s the kind of party where Charlie Rose and Ashley Judd stand by one of several bars and engage in a lot of intense close-talking. It’s the kind of party where one waits in line to use the loo, just as one has done at every normal, far less glitzy house party since the 1990s. But then...
  • In the press, panic over Hillary’s self-destruction is growing

    04/27/2015 1:07:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/27/2015 | Noah Rothman
    How do you know that a Democrat has found him or herself embroiled in a particularly devastating scandal? When the press begins to ask when the Republicans will begin “overplaying” their hands. This weekend, you could feel the ground beginning to fall out from beneath Hillary Clinton’s supporters as members of the reporting and commentary classes began to express their doubts about the former secretary of state’s ethics. Among some prominent members of the media who are generally not predisposed to dismiss the Democratic candidate in a presidential race, the Clinton Foundation’s shady fundraising practices and the former secretary’s...
  • STEPHANOPOULOS FLOORED AS GINGRICH, BLOOMBERG EDITORS DETAIL SERIOUSNESS OF ‘CLINTON CASH’

    04/26/2015 12:47:36 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 125 replies
    Breitbart Big Journalism ^ | 26 Apr 2015 | Written by Matthew Boyle
    The former public face of Bill Clinton’s White House—and current host of ABC News’ This Week—George Stephanopoulos was floored as two prominent journalists and the Republican Speaker of the House from his Clinton days, Newt Gingrich, laid out for him just how bad the “Clinton Cash” book is for his old bosses. During the show’s roundtable panel after Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer appeared on the show for a lengthy interview, Stephanopoulos teamed with Democratic strategist Donna Brazile in an attempt to discredit Schweizer. But it started with Stephanopoulos making a shocking admission: Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign wouldn’t send out...
  • Media Issue Devastating Reactions to Hillary’s ’Clinton Cash’ Revelations

    04/26/2015 1:18:57 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2015-04-26 | Breitbart News
    On Sunday, journalists and political analysts across the ideological spectrum blasted Hillary and Bill Clinton’s actions as revealed in the forthcoming bombshell book all of Washington is buzzing about, Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich.Fresh off the heels of the White House Correspondents’ dinner Saturday night, Sunday’s political shows were flooded with commentary on Clinton Cash.Here are some highlights (all emphases added):Bloomberg Politics’ Mark Halperin: The Clinton Cash revelations are “extraordinarily serious,” said Halperin. “Here’s why you know this is serious because any Democrat, almost any Democrat,...
  • President Obama, Media Laugh at Racist Cop Jokes While Baltimore Riots Rage

    04/26/2015 1:23:26 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2015-04-26 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Saturday Night Live star Cecily Strong hosted the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner Saturday night, cracking jokes at the expense of the 2016 presidential contenders, the Clinton Foundation, attendant members of the mainstream media, and of course, President Obama. But a couple of Strong’s jokes may have come at the worst possible time; a quip about racist police drew laughter and groans while the city of Baltimore was besieged by a race-based riot just a few miles away.