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  • Guinness can’t afford to alienate loyalists as beer sales fall [changing recipe]

    11/14/2015 2:26:41 AM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 11/14/15 | Jason Notte
    Guinness dates back 256 years and is laden with deep cultural connotations for both the Irish and Irish diaspora here in the United States. Any significant change to it is risky.Even if it means removing an element deemed repugnant by a large segment of the population.We could be talking about isinglass — the clear collagen extracted from fish bladders that is used to draw spent yeast out of beer and clarify the finished product — but Guinness is planning to remove that particular substance from its brewing process in 2016 in favor of another less-fishy filtration method. There wasn’t all...
  • Canberra archaeologists discover fossils of giant rats the size of dogs in East Timor

    11/08/2015 2:32:15 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    abc.net.au ^ | Alexandra Beech
    The species would have looked similar to modern rats but ranged in size from about 1.5 kilograms to five kilograms. Researcher Julien Louys said the creatures were probably herbivores and became extinct suddenly about 1,000 years ago. He said they were the largest known rats to have ever existed and acknowledged some people thought they sounded terrifying. "Most people seem to think that," Dr Louys said. "But I think they would have been, well not cute, but certainly they would have been fascinating to see them in the flesh." He said it appeared the rats were a popular meal for...
  • Chief Operating Officer Leaves Jeb Bush Campaign

    10/30/2015 1:06:06 PM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 30, 2015 | Reid J. Epstein and Patrick O'Connor
    The highest-ranking official known to lose her job in Jeb Bush’s flagging campaign is Christine Ciccone, the campaign’s chief operating officer. News of Ms. Ciccone’s departure comes a week after the Bush campaign announced a re-organization that it said would reduce payroll by 40%. Ms. Ciccone served as Mr. Bush’s chief operating officer, effectively an office administrator responsible for logistics.
  • De Blasio will finally endorse Hillary Clinton: source

    10/26/2015 3:39:14 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 8 replies
    AP via the New York Post ^ | 10/26/2015 | Associated Press (uncredited)
    NEW YORK A person familiar with the plans of Bill de Blasio says New York Citys mayor is planning to endorse Hillary Rodham Clinton for president. The person told The Associated Press on Monday the endorsement would likely come before a December presidential forum in Iowa organized by de Blasio. The person was not authorized to speak publicly about the matter before the announcement and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity.
  • 'They're taking over!': How New York's rat problem is worse than ever - and millions are..

    10/23/2015 3:11:18 PM PDT · by PROCON · 70 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct. 23, 2015
    When New Yorkers see something scurrying, they say something and that has brought rat complaints to the city's 311 hotline to a recent high of more than 24,000 so far this year, officials said on Thursday. 'The rats are taking over,' New York City comptroller Scott Stringer told Reuters. 'I'm a lifelong New Yorker and I've never seen it this bad... I see them on my way home, they're standing upright, they say, "Good morning, Mr Comptroller."' With more than two months of grumbling still left in 2015, rodent-related grievances were already at 24,375 as of Wednesday, said Mayor Bill...
  • APNewsBreak: Top Biden aide lays out potential 2016 platform (restoring middle-class opportunity)

    10/16/2015 12:53:48 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 10/16/15 | JOSH LEDERMAN
    WASHINGTON Vice President Joe Biden would run an optimistic and unscripted "campaign from the heart" based on restoring middle-class opportunity, one of his top political advisers said Thursday, laying out for the first time the argument Biden would make if he runs for president. Former Delaware Sen. Ted Kaufman, one of Biden's closest political advisers, said Biden would soon make a decision about whether to enter the race. In an email obtained by The Associated Press, Kaufman asked former staffers to stay in close contact and said Biden would need their help immediately if he enters the race. "If...
  • Bernie Sanders Wins the Debate, According to Various Polls (Fox News, Slate)

    10/14/2015 6:23:34 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    Telesur ^ | 10/13/15 | Telesur
    Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders won the Democratic Party debate Tuesday, while Hillary Clinton followed in second place, according to various major U.S. news outlets. Sanders campaign office reported after the debate they had received over a million dollars in donations from people who felt the presidential hopeful had made a very good impression Tuesday night. A poll carried out by Fox News shows that 77.29 percent of the people that responded to the survey felt that the independent senator from Vermont won the debate, while only 15.9 percent voted in favor of Clinton.
  • Poll: Who won the first Democratic presidential debate? (Bernie 83%, Hillary 12%)

    10/14/2015 5:33:45 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 10/13/15 | Sacramento Bee
    The 2016 Democratic White House hopefuls squared off Tuesday in the partys first presidential debate. Who do you think did the best? Cast your vote in our informal poll:
  • Poll: Who won the first Democratic debate? (Bernie 78%, Hillary 13%)

    10/14/2015 5:24:02 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    WISH-TV Indianapolis ^ | 10/14/15 | JULIE PACE and LISA LERER,
    Hillary Rodham Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders clashed over U.S. involvement in the Middle East, gun control and economic policy in the first Democratic presidential debate Tuesday, outlining competing visions for a party seeking to keep the White House for a third straight term.
  • Poll: Who won the first Democratic primary debate? (Bernie 65%, Hillary 23%)

    10/14/2015 5:12:26 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    TC Palm (Florida) ^ | 10/13/15 | Dacia Johnson
    Who do you think won the first Democratic primary debate?
  • The 8News Daily Poll: Who won Tuesday nights Democratic debate? (Bernie 65%, Hillary 20%)

    10/14/2015 5:06:55 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    WRIC Richmond Virginia ^ | 10/14/15 | Robb Crocker
    Heres a look at how the five Democratic presidential candidates performed in Tuesdays debate at the Wynn Las Vegas resort-casino. Hillary Rodham Clinton Standing center stage, Clinton went on offense against Bernie Sanders over his views of the economy and record on gun control. She had to defend her shifting views of the Keystone XL oil pipeline and the Trans-Pacific Partnership. But questions about her private email server ended with a shared laugh with Sanders.
  • Poll: Who won Tuesday's Democratic 2016 presidential debate? (Bernie 74%, Hillary 19%)

    10/14/2015 5:01:34 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    Syracuse.com ^ | 10/14/15 | Mark Weiner
    Who do you think won Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate? For two hours, the five Democratic presidential candidates slugged it out in the party's first debate of the 2016 presidential election, a prime time affair carried live by CNN at the Wynn Las Vegas.
  • Vote Now: Who Won the First Democratic Presidential Debate? (Bernie 56%, Web 30%, Hillary 11%)

    10/14/2015 4:49:43 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 10/13/15 | Time Staff
    A post-debate poll Democrats faced off in their first presidential debate Tuesday, and we want to know who you think won the night. So take our informal, unscientific poll below. Hillary Clinton came into the debate needing to assuage nervous supporters surprised by the strength of Bernie Sanders challenge. Sanders came into the night needing to build on his momentum. And underdogs Martin OMalley, Jim Webb and Lincoln Chafee needed to introduce themselves on a national stage for the first time. Vote for who you think won the debate.
  • The killer rat of Brooklyn: Vicious rodent is filmed attacking and killing a PIGEON [tr]

    10/13/2015 6:26:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 13, 2015 | Anneta Konstantinides
    It's all fun and games until a pizza becomes a pigeon. On the heels of recent viral videos featuring rats love for pizza is this gruesome clip of one rodent having a very different kind of feast as he attacks and kills a pigeon in front of shocked New Yorkers. When the video begins the rat has already sunk it's teeth into the poor pigeon, which is seen desperately trying to flap its wings and escape.
  • Hog-Nosed Shrew Rat Is 'Exciting' New Species

    10/06/2015 12:21:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Sky News ^ | October 6, 2015
    Scientists say the rat is part of an "amazing group of rodents" only found in a remote part of Sulawesi Island in Indonesia.A new species of rat has been discovered on an island in Indonesia. The previously unknown hog-nosed shrew rat (Hyorhinomys stuempkei) was found in a remote and mountainous region of Sulawesi Island located about two days' hike from the closest village. Scientists consider the rat so exceptional that they have described it not only as a new species but a new genus - a step up from the "new species" label. The rat was discovered by an international...
  • Where are the Dems' debates?

    09/26/2015 2:25:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    **SNIP** The first of four Democratic debates before voting begins will not take place until mid-October - and three of them are on weekends. If the Democratic Party were trying to keep the audience to a minimum, it could hardly have drawn up a better plan. Equally troubling, candidates who participate in any debate not sanctioned by the DNC forfeit their right to join the official debates. Why would a party want to muzzle its candidates this way? It doesn't take a cynic to believe that the DNC has the Clinton's campaign's best interests in mind. Front-runners almost always prefer...
  • The amazing honesty of Joe Biden

    09/11/2015 10:59:55 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 61 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10 Sep 15 | Chris Cillizza
    Joe Biden's unique trait as a politician is -- and always has been -- his honesty. Sometimes that honesty gets him into varying degrees of trouble. Sometimes it makes it seem as though he's the closest thing to a real person you could possibly hope for in politics.
  • Hillary fumes at Trump for attacking her closest aide Huma

    09/04/2015 7:26:36 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 121 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | September 3, 2015 | By J. TAYLOR RUSHING
    Full title:.."Hillary fumes at Trump for attacking her closest aide Huma as she accuses billionaire of 'innuendo, conspiracy theories and defaming people' 'Loose talks, threats, insults...they have consequences,' Hillary says of Trump
  • Anthony Weiner Slams Donald Trump's Attacks on Wife as 'Absurd' and 'Outrageous

    09/01/2015 10:17:42 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 56 replies
    ABCNews ^ | September 01, 2015 | RYAN STRUYK
    Anthony Weiner Slams Donald Trump's Attacks on Wife as 'Absurd' and 'Outrageous' Sep 1, 2015 By RYAN STRUYK In the feud between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, embattled former Rep. Anthony Weiner Abedin's husband is stepping into the line of fire. In a radio show appearance Monday, Weiner called Trump's suggestion that Abedin may have shared state secrets with him both "wrong" and "outrageous." "I think it's absurd and frankly insulting, not only to my wife, who, when she worked at the State Department, had a pretty high security clearance, a higher clearance than even...
  • Wesley Pruden: "The birds circling over Hillary Clinton"

    08/24/2015 10:50:05 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 20 Aug 15 | Wesley Pruden
    Hillary Clinton may think those creatures making wide, gentle circles over her campaign are bluebirds of happiness, but theyre looking more and more like buzzards. They look hungry.
  • Lawyer for Huma Abedin, a Hillary Clinton Aide, Strikes Back at Accuser

    08/24/2015 10:38:49 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | 24 Aug 15 | Maggie Haberman
    A lawyer for Huma Abedin, a top adviser to Hillary Rodham Clinton, has accused Charles E. Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, of damaging Ms. Abedins reputation through unfounded allegations about her time at the State Department.

    08/05/2015 5:01:36 PM PDT · by garjog · 80 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | August 5, 2015 | MICHELLE MOONS5 Aug 2015
    Medical researchers are growing human organs in mice by implanting dead human baby organs into rodents, a practice that stands to gain greater scrutiny in light of undercover videos exposing what appears to be Planned Parenthood affiliates selling aborted baby parts to medical procurement companies like StemExpress.
  • 'Hero Rats' sniffing out land mines in Cambodia

    07/18/2015 5:18:48 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 10 replies
    upi ^ | July 16, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, - A Belgian nonprofit said land mines in Cambodia are being cleared with help from some unusual experts -- "Hero Rats" trained to sniff out TNT. The nonprofit, APOPO, said the 15 African giant pouched rats in Cambodia to assist the Cambodian Mine Action Center were trained in Tanzania to sniff out TNT and signal their handlers by scratching the ground. "We believe the rats will increase the efficiency of our operations," Heng Rattana, director of the Cambodian Mine Action Center, told the Global Post. "We are currently verifying the quality of their work." James Pursey, a...
  • Hillary is outdone in first major Iowa test as Bernie Sanders calls for a 'revolution'

    07/18/2015 3:00:46 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17 July 2015 | David Martosko
    Hillary is outdone in first major Iowa test as Bernie Sanders calls for a 'revolution' and Martin O'Malley has some Clinton partisans on their feet and she talks mostly about HERSELF Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, two emotionally potent politicians determined to run far to the left of former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, outshined her Friday night during the Democratic presidential field's first big 'cattle-call' event. Following Clinton, who spoke in sharp cadence about herself and her family's story, the two men wowed a crowd of more than 1,300 with powerful appeals to...
  • Dems come to defense of Planned Parenthood (selling baby body parts)

    07/18/2015 2:10:19 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/15/15 | Sarah Ferris
    Congressional Democrats are coming to the defense of Planned Parenthood as Republicans launch investigations into the groups use of fetal tissue from abortions. Multiple Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday dismissed a secretly recorded viral video that shows a Planned Parenthood executive detailing how the livers, lungs and hearts of fetuses are preserved during abortions for medical research. Its got a Benghazi feel to it, for me, centrist Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.) said. Theyve been attacking Planned Parenthood for years, said Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), another prominent abortion rights supporter. Theyve been calling for investigations for years. Still, the footage, which was...
  • Hillary Has LGBT Fundraiser Tonight in Washington

    06/08/2015 2:10:34 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 18 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 8 Jun 15 | Daniel Halper
    Hillary Clinton is coming to Washington, D.C. for an LGBT fundraiser tonight. "Clinton will be in Washington, D.C., on Monday night for a fundraiser hosted by and attended by predominantly lesbian supporters," reports the Huffington Post. "About 120 people are expected to attend the event, which is being billed as 'an intimate fundraiser' at the Woman's National Democratic Club.
  • 'Target: Bums' poster pops up in Bucktown (Yuppie Area of Chicago)

    04/23/2015 12:17:20 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4/23/2015 | Geoff Ziezulewicz
    Chicago's rats are a brazen, shameless group, as likely to stare back at you as they are to scurry away underneath that alley mattress. Every Chicagoan breathes a little easier when they see the Streets and Sanitation Department's yellow, ever-present "Target: Rats" signs advertising that their neighborhood vermin are about to get poisoned. Bill Healy was walking home from dinner Tuesday night near North Wolcott and West North avenues in Bucktown when he thought he saw one of those signs heralding the end for area rodents. But a closer inspection revealed that the sign actually read "Target: Bums."
  • Whats in a name? Hillary by any other name would still be controversial

    04/08/2015 12:21:15 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 30 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | 7 Apr 15 | Anita Kumar
    Theres Beyonc and Madonna, Cher and Prince. And now Hillary. It may not be exactly the same as the long list of celebrities known by their first names. But Hillary Clinton has become known simply as Hillary in bumper stickers and headlines, on Twitter and Facebook, around water coolers and in coffee shops. Yet some Americans, mostly women, dont think the former secretary of state, U.S. senator from New York and first lady should be called by just her first name.
  • Top Dems voice 'great skepticism' over Iran nuclear deal (trust Hussein?)

    04/03/2015 8:31:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/02/15 | Mike Lillis
    Several top Democrats are voicing grave reservations over the Obama administration's emerging deal governing the future of Iran's nuclear program. Reps. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) and Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) said they welcome a discussion on the framework agreement unveiled Thursday, but harbor deep doubts that the Iranians can be trusted to make good on their commitments. "I greet any deal with Iran with great skepticism given its deceptive history and ongoing destabilizing and dangerous activities," Deutch, the ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs subpanel on the Middle East, said in a statement. "I remain deeply concerned as to how a...
  • Wesley Pruden column: "A deal with Iran built on lies"

    04/03/2015 12:18:48 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 2 Apr 15 | Wesley Pruden
    "Everything about the so-called deal with Iran, including the reputations of the men who negotiated it, is a lie. Its likely to be a deadly lie for millions of people who will die on account of it. The world should mark well everyone responsible for it."
  • Martin O'Malley challenges Hillary Clinton

    03/29/2015 9:21:51 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 24 replies
    cnn aka Clinton News Network ^ | 3-29-15 | Bradner
    Washington (CNN)Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley took a major shot at Hillary Clinton on Sunday, saying the country needs a "new perspective" and "new leadership" in the 2016 election. "Let's be honest here," O'Malley said. "The presidency of the United States is not some crown to be passed between two families." The Democrat's comments, in an appearance on ABC's "This Week," are another signal that he's likely to challenge Clinton in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary. He's focusing in recent weeks on issues like income inequality and wage stagnation -- which liberal darling Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has made her...
  • Senator Presses for Info on Huma's Special Gov't Status--and Her Emails

    03/19/2015 11:11:29 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 20 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 19 Mar 15 | Daniel Halper
    Senator Chuck Grassley has sent two letters to the State Department to ask about Huma Abedin's special government status when she was a government employee--and for information on Abedin's email use while working for the government. Abedin is a close aide to Hillary Clinton, and worked for the consulting firm Teneo (under a special government employee status) while working for Clinton. "I am writing to follow up on inquiries I have been making since June 13, 2013 and August 15, 2013 regarding the State Departments use of Special Government Employee (SGE) designations, and in particular, what steps the Department took...
  • A Tale of Three Traitors, Ted Kennedy, John Kerry and Nancy Pelosi

    03/14/2015 7:52:33 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 17 replies
    Red Statements ^ | 3/12/2015 | Steven Ahle
    Democrats are calling republican senators traitors. If they truly believe that then Ted Kennedy, John Kerry and Nancy Pelosi are traitors, too. With the exception of Pelosi, the democrats would be worse traitors because they operated in secrecy, not having the intestinal fortitude to act out in the open. Lets see how these three stack up against a letter written by 47 senators. First, to establish context, lets examine exactly what the republican senators did. They wrote a letter to the Iranian government explaining US law. No only were they direct and open, but they are also correct. Any agreement...
  • Watch Hillary Clinton age 50 years in 60 seconds [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES AT LINK]

    03/11/2015 12:11:32 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 41 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 11 Mar 15 | David Martosko
    An unusual time-lapse video made by a Washington, D.C. nonprofit fundraiser and his friends shows former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton aging from her teen years to the present. Clinton, 67, is the presumptive Democratic White House front-runner and would be 69 years and 86 days old if she were to become president after the 2016 elections. That would make her the second-oldest chief executive to move into the White House behind only Ronald Reagan, who took office 17 days before he turned 70.

    03/04/2015 1:06:02 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 27 replies
    03/04/15 | ME
    I almost shed a tear but it was the garlic.They haven't heard about the RACIST Nobel Prize Committee yet.
  • Rats reprieved as giant gerbils are blamed for the Black Death

    02/24/2015 3:05:16 PM PST · by SteveH · 53 replies
    The Times of London ^ | February 24, 2015 | Valentine Low
    Gerbils are cute and furry creatures. They may also, according to scientists, have been responsible for killing millions of people across Europe by spreading the plague. Researchers now believe that gerbils from Asia, rather than native black rats, were behind the repeated outbreaks of the bubonic plague in Europe.
  • Obamacare Tax Traps Are Ready to Grab Your Refund (RATS gloat over fake Husseincare numbers)

    02/19/2015 3:48:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Fiscal Times via MSN ^ | 2/19/14 | Edward Morrissey
    **SNIP** Consumers who get married, divorced, or have children between now and the next enrollment period will find making changes a convoluted, multi-step process. After hundreds of millions of dollars spent on the initial rollout and tens of millions spent to fix the system afterward, HHS and insurance companies will still rely on clunky workarounds and manual spreadsheets, Politico reported this week. And that 11.4 million enrollment figure? Thats largely overstated too, Avik Roy writes at Forbes. First, its cumulative; it represents the total number of those who completed applications and those previously enrolled. This years additions are also signups,...
  • Senate Democrats are $15M in debt

    01/31/2015 4:18:21 AM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/30/15 | Cameron Joseph
    The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee begins their quest to retake the Senate in 2016 with $15 million in operational debt and $1 million in the bank, according to new numbers through the end of December. That's down from the $16.3 million in debt the DSCC carried shortly after the 2014 elections, and is slightly lower than the $15.8 million it started out with after the 2012 elections, though it's still one of the largest burdens the party has carried in decades. That operational debt doesn't include a $5 million loan the organization took out to buy a house adjacent to...
  • Pelosi gropes for a game plan

    01/26/2015 5:25:26 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 1-26-2015 | Lauren French & Anna Palmer
    Pelosi gropes for a game plan Heading into a retreat in Philadelphia, House members say Democrats have no message and no clear strategy to retake the majority. By LAUREN FRENCH and ANNA PALMER 1/26/15 5:36 AM EST Nancy Pelosi has big problems in her ranks. The California lawmaker is facing some of the most serious unrest shes ever seen in her dozen years as the leader of the House Democrats: Members complain that the party has no message and no clear plan to retake the majority, despite good news on the economy that should have brought rewards at the polls....
  • Do Democrats hate the U.S. Navy?

    10/16/2012 2:28:57 PM PDT · by DFG · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/16/12 | Starr
    A second Democratic campaign has been caught mistaking a foreign ship for a U.S. Navy vessel in images meant to brag on the candidate's devotion to the military. A month after the Democratic National Convention featured Cold War-era Soviet ships on a giant screen as a former Navy admiral representing the Obama campaign praised American veterans, the Democrat running for Senate in Connecticut featured a foreign sub in a television ad promoting his efforts to create jobs at the state's sub-maker, General Dynamics' Electric Boat of Groton. Instead of Groton-made subs, the ad for Rep. Chris Murphy featured a Norwegian...
  • Obama plans to increase taxes on couples making more than $500,000 to 28% to 'help middle class'

    01/18/2015 3:26:44 PM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/18/15
    **SNIP** Obama will ask lawmakers to close a loophole allowing capital gains on inherited funds to go untaxed -- a so-called "trust fund" loophole the White House says allows billions of dollars in capital gains to go untapped by the government every year. The administrations proposal would exempt the first $200,000 in capital gains per couple plus $500,000 for a home, along with all personal property except for valuable art and collectibles. The rest would be treated for income-tax purposes as if it had been sold. The total amount of money raised for the government by these actions would be...
  • Dems next big issue (paid leave - "a pillar of their economic platform)

    01/13/2015 4:01:13 PM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/13/15 | Lydia Wheeler
    Democrats are seizing on the fight for mandatory paid leave in the United States as their next big pocketbook issue. The Obama administration has for months called upon Congress to require employers to offer paid leave, with Labor Secretary Tom Perez relentlessly pressing the case to anyone who will listen. And while potential Democratic presidential candidates, including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), have voiced support for the proposal, the party has yet to elevate paid leave to the top tier of its policy agenda. That will soon change, according to Democratic operatives, administration officials...
  • Why did billionaire pay Clinton $15 million?

    glaringly missing from the summary was mention of $15 million in fees paid by Burkle's Yucaipa Global Opportunities Fund since 2002
  • (Still exempt) Pelosi sets out Dem agenda

    01/05/2015 6:09:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/05/14 | Mike Lillis
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Monday laid out an early legislative agenda that Democrats are hoping will distinguish the party's priorities from those of the Republicans heading into the new Congress. In a letter to her troops, the California Democrat outlined the party's focus at the launch of the 2016 presidential cycle, including efforts to increase working class wages, hike infrastructure spending and eliminate tax breaks for companies that move their headquarters overseas. In sharp contrast to Republicans whose first vote in the new Congress will be to advance additional tax cuts for the wealthy and special interests,...
  • Former KKK Leader Threatens To Expose Other Politicians With White Supremacist Ties (RATS?)

    01/02/2015 5:13:47 PM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Huffington Post via MSN ^ | 1/02/15 | Paige Lavender
    Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke issued a warning to Republicans who have criticized House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) for speaking to a white nationalist group in 2002, saying they "better be looking over their shoulders." In an interview with Fusion, Duke said he has ties to politicians on both sides of the aisle, and he is ready to release names if criticism of Scalise continues: Overall, Duke was rather flabbergasted by the new focus on Scalise. He said he has hosted both Democratic and Republican legislators at everything from conferences to his childrens birthday parties. He said...
  • Pizza shop closed after customer films RATS tucking into cheesy treats (Russia)

    12/24/2014 12:18:12 PM PST · by lowbridge · 14 replies
    www.mirror.co.uk ^ | december 22, 2014 | sophia rahman
    A takeaway has been closed by police after a would-be customer filmed a three hungry, huge rats chowing down on pizzas at the shop. Disgusted Evgeny Ivanov, 26, had gone to thefast-food outletat a bus station in Nizhny Novogorad, Russia, when he spotted the helping themselves to the pizzas. Police confirmed they had ordered the outlet to be closed and the food destroyed.
  • Democrats prepare to release contentious CIA Torture Report

    12/09/2014 5:35:08 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    CBS ^ | 12/9/14 | Rebecca Kaplan.
    On Tuesday, Senate Democrats will use some of their last hours in the Senate majority to release the much-anticipated report about the CIA's methods of extracting information from terror suspects, called "enhanced interrogation" by some and "torture" by others. The report is 6,000 pages long, but only the 480-page executive summary will be released. It is contentious, opposed by both Republicans and former CIA officials who argue that it not only is false, but that it will bring harm to American personnel abroad.
  • HuffPo: The Democratic Route to Senate Control in 2016 (uh huh)

    11/06/2014 6:16:14 AM PST · by tellw · 34 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 11/6/2014 | Ryan Grim
    Only 10 Senate Democrats are up for re-election in 2016, the residual benefit of the shellacking they took in 2010 when tea party Republicans swept into office. The only two challenges Democrats likely will face will be defending Michael Bennet's seat in Colorado and Reid's in Nevada. In a presidential year, Bennet, who managed to survive in 2010, will be the favorite. Reid may be the most vulnerable, but he is a tenacious campaigner and in the past pulled off re-election in the face of stiff odds.
  • Of Right and Capacity to Judge Government.

    11/06/2014 2:16:53 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 6 replies
    Cato's Letters ^ | July 22nd, 1721 | Thomas Gordon
    In most parts of the earth there is neither light nor liberty; and even in the best parts of it they are but little encouraged, and coldly maintained; there being, in all places, many engaged, through interest, in a perpetual conspiracy against them. They are the two greatest civil blessings, inseparable in their interests, and the mutual support of each other; and whoever would destroy one of them, must destroy both. Hence it is, that we every where find tyranny and imposture, ignorance and slavery, joined together; and oppressors and deceivers mutually aiding and paying constant court to each other....
  • Hey DemocRat Party!

    11/04/2014 7:34:20 AM PST · by seanmerc · 12 replies
    May today be the day of defeat that you so richly deserve. That is all!