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  • Exclusive: Biden himself leaked word of his son's dying wish [To Maureen Dowd]

    10/06/2015 7:18:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/06/2015 | By EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE
    Joe Biden has been making his 2016 deliberations all about his late son since August. Aug. 1, to be exact — the day renowned Hillary Clinton-critic Maureen Dowd published a column that marked a turning point in the presidential speculation. According to multiple sources, it was Biden himself who talked to her, painting a tragic portrait of a dying son, Beau’s face partially paralyzed, sitting his father down and trying to make him promise to run for president because "the White House should not revert to the Clintons and that the country would be better off with Biden values.” It...
  • Oregon Gunman Identified as Chris Harper Mercer

    10/01/2015 7:04:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/01/2015
    A law enforcement official has identified the gunman as Chris Harper Mercer, 26, and said he had three weapons, handguns and at least one long gun. It was not clear whether he fired them all. Law enforcement officials said he lived in the Roseburg area, and they said one witness said that he asked about peoples’ religions before he began firing.
  • Ann Romney: People keep asking Mitt to jump into the race and “we are assessing”

    09/30/2015 1:06:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/30/2015 | AllahPundit
    I know some of you guys worry that I’ll be trolling you with “Romney 2016?” posts right up until the hour the polls open next November, but I promise you this:You’re right. I will be.Skip to 9:30 below for a choice snippet from Ann’s interview with Brian Kilmeade this morning. The magic is back: “All I can say is, we are in New York City, Mitt’s been with me a lot today, over the last few days and we have been walking the streets and people are screaming out there windows, I mean people on the street, people stop...
  • John Kerry: We’re prepared to welcome Russian involvement in Syria if they target ISIS

    09/30/2015 11:59:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/30/2015 | AllahPundit
    “We would have grave concerns,” he added, “should Russia strike areas where ISIL- and Al-Qaeda-affiliated targets are not operating.”New from the AFP: Russia is striking areas where ISIS and Al Qaeda aren’t operating. Russia’s air strikes in Syria on Wednesday targeted opposition forces and not Islamic State jihadists, a US defense official said, contradicting Russian claims.“We have not seen any strikes against ISIL, what we have seen is strikes against Syrian opposition,” the official said, referring to the Islamic State group…Russian warplanes carried out strikes in Homs province, US officials said, while a Syrian security source and state media...
  • Kentucky clerk Kim Davis met privately with Pope Francis, Vatican confirms

    09/30/2015 8:08:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/30/2015 | By Abby Ohlheiser and Justin Wm. Moyer
    Pope Francis met with Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis during the pope’s visit to the United States, the Vatican confirmed on Wednesday morning. Rev. Manuel Dorantes, a spokesman for the Vatican, said to The Washington Post, “I do not deny that the meeting took place, but I have no comments to add.” The meeting between Davis, who went to jail for six days after refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and the pope was announced late Tuesday by Liberty Counsel, a religious freedom nonprofit that is representing the elected Rowan County clerk in her ongoing legal struggles. Liberty...
  • Ahmed Mohammad's Qatari Vacation With The Muslim Brotherhood [Benefits Of Being A Clock Maker]

    09/30/2015 7:22:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 09/30/2015 | Arnold Ahlert
    Teenage clockmaker invited to Qatar by an organization linked to the terror group. September 30, 2015 Arnold Ahlert    The story of Ahmed Mohamed, the Dallas schoolboy made famous by the reaction to his arrest for bringing a homemade clock that resembled a suitcase bomb to school, has taken another curious turn. According to the Dallas Morning News, Ahmed and his family have accepted an invitation extended by the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development to visit Qatar. Their sister institution, the Qatar Foundation International (QFI) was founded by Sheikh bin Al Thani, who also created Al Jazeera. QFI has links to the Muslim Brotherhood (MB)....
  • Saudis bulldoze bodies of Haj stampede victims

    09/28/2015 7:24:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/28/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Stunning pictures are coming out of Mecca, which, if genuine, reveal a stunning level of brutal disregard for human life. Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit picked up the story, as revealed by tweets from Tarek Fatah:   Pictures emerge of #Saudi officials bulldozing bodies of dead #Hajj pilgrims like garbage & dumping them into a pile.— Tarek Fatah (@TarekFatah) September 26, 2015
  • Hillary attends fundraiser hosted by convicted cocaine dealer [She just can't turn down a buck]

    09/28/2015 7:36:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/28/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    How low will she go? We already know that the Clinton Foundation has rather…uh…lax standards when it comes to accepting massive donations. But now Hillary Clinton has attended a campaign fundraiser at the home of a convicted drug dealer. Anita Kumar of McClatchy writes: Hillary Clinton, the front-runner for the Democratic nomination for president, attended a fundraiser in New York hosted by John Zaccaro, convicted on felony drug charges after he sold cocaine to an undercover cop. The 1988 conviction of the son of unsuccessful Democratic vice presidential candidate Gerraldine Ferraro was reported in numerous publications at the time....
  • Donald Trump Calls Rising CEO Pay a ‘Complete Joke’

    09/14/2015 7:03:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    TIME ^ | 09/14/2015 | Sam Frizzel
    Donald Trump said Sunday in an interview with CBS that ballooning CEO pay is “a total and complete joke,” sounding a populist tone as he continues to stir up the Republican base in his run for president. “It does bug me. It’s very hard if you have a free enterprise system to do anything about that,” the Republican presidential frontrunner told CBS’ Face the Nation Sunday when asked about CEO pay. “You know the boards of companies are supposed to do it but I know companies very well and the CEO puts in all his friends…and they get whatever they...
  • Secretary of the Navy Insults Marines, Dismisses Study on Gender Integration

    09/14/2015 7:52:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 09/14/2015 | Debra Heine
    The secretary of the Navy has insulted a Marine task force by questioning the integrity of their gender-integration study that was released last week. A summary of data showed that “mixed-gender teams completed tasks more slowly and shot with less accuracy, and that women sustained injuries at more than twice the rate of their male counterparts.”It took the Marine Corps nine months and $36 million to discover that all-male ground combat units were faster, more lethal and less inclined to get injured than units with mixed genders. The task force came to the conclusion that the inclusion of women...
  • California issuing free diplomas to high school students who flunked out

    09/13/2015 11:54:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/13/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Plenty of state school systems are struggling with ways to not only keep up with national mandates and restrictions, but to boost their graduation rates so they can maintain their funding and reduce criticism from the public. California seems to have come up a rather unique, back door approach to the problem. You could always take tens of thousands of former high school students who flunked out and simply give them a diploma anyway. (Daily Caller) The state of California is poised to award thousands of high school degrees to dropouts by passing a new law retroactively removing the...
  • Labour Elects Far-Left Leader in British Politics Shake-Up

    09/12/2015 7:48:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/12/2015
    LONDON — A veteran anti-war campaigner known for his unapologetically socialist views has won a landslide victory to lead Britain's opposition Labour Party — an outcome that delighted supporters and dismayed others who never imagined he could be elected. The overwhelming support for far-left lawmaker Jeremy Corbyn, 66, was one of the biggest shake-ups in British politics in decades. His win Saturday marks a sharp left turn for his party — and will significantly challenge the tone of mainstream British politics, which is now dominated by Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives. "It's certainly the most high-profile position an overt socialist...
  • Oregon is tired of all these immigrants coming from… California

    09/09/2015 8:46:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/09/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    There’s definitely an immigration crisis going on, but it’s not just the one in Syria. We’re also not talking about America’s southern border, nor even the Canadians. (But don’t get too comfortable… you can never trust the Canadians.) No, this crisis is taking place on Oregon’s southern border where they are being invaded by unwelcome immigrants from California. And now some of the residents are taking action. (Yahoo News) Portlanders have had it with those board shorts and kale smoothies, and now they’re rising up to stick it to the Californians-literally. According to the Oregonian, upset citizens are placing...
  • Andrea Mitchell: I didn’t ask Hillary some questions because I thought she’d end the interview

    09/08/2015 12:53:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/08/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Profiles in Courage Media Edition, or just the realities of campaign coverage? NBC News broadcast a 15-minute interview by Andrea Mitchell of Hillary Clinton, who offered her usual denials on the e-mail scandal and refused to apologize for using a secret server to thwart legitimate oversight over her office. Almost as soon as the interview aired, more problems emerged for her narrative, including the fact that she was paying a State Department IT specialist off the books to maintain the server without ever disclosing that fact. Despite her denials, the CIA and the NGA both verified that two e-mails...
  • AP: Obama has 41 aye votes in Senate for Iran deal

    09/08/2015 10:53:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/08/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    We already knew that Barack Obama won the fight over the Congressional disapproval of his deal with Iran. Last week, when Barbara Mikulski became the 34th vote in favor of the deal, that took the veto override off the table — even if that had been a long shot at best in the House already. In quick succession, seven more Democrats quickly followed suit, and now Obama has enough to filibuster a disapproval bill, according to the AP’s tally: Three undecided senators announced their support for the deal in quick succession — bringing supporters to 41 votes. That’s enough...
  • Judge Orders Release of Jailed Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis

    09/08/2015 10:39:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 09/08/2015 | By JACOB GERSHMAN
    A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the release of the Kentucky clerk who was jailed for contempt last week after she repeatedly defied his order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Kim Davis, the Rowan County clerk, “shall be released from the custody of the U.S. Marshal forthwith,” U.S. District Judge David Bunning of the Eastern District of Kentucky stated in an order. Judge Bunning warned Ms. Davis not to “interfere in any way, directly or indirectly, with the efforts of her deputy clerks to issue marriage licenses to all legally eligible couples.
  • Obama secures Iran nuclear deal with Barbara Mikulski vote

    09/02/2015 7:54:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/02/2015 | Ted Barrett
    In a major victory for President Barack Obama, Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland announced support for the Iran nuclear deal Wednesday, providing the White House the votes it needs to prevent Republicans from scuttling the agreement. The announcement means that at least 34 senators -- the number required by the Constitution to sustain a veto -- will back Obama in vetoing a Republican resolution to disapprove of the deal. While majorities of both the GOP-controlled House and Senate are expected to vote against the agreement, supporters of the multinational accord that aims to curb Iran's nuclear weapons program are...
  • Over 150 High Schoolers Stage Walkout Protest After Trans Student Seeks to Use Girls' Locker Room

    09/02/2015 7:34:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 104 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/02/2015 | Samuel Smith
    Over 150 students at a Missouri high school walked out of class Monday and staged a two-hour protest to voice their disapproval with a transgender student's request to use the girls' locker room to change for her physical education class. After dozens of parents showed up to a school board meeting at Hillsboro High School last Thursday to discuss their concerns over a senior transgender student's desire to use the girls' locker room and bathrooms, students and parents took to the school's parking lot on Monday to tell administrators they won't allow girls' privacy rights to be infringed upon to...
  • Many Hispanics want Pope Francis to address Trump on immigration

    09/01/2015 7:26:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/01/2015 | By Mary Jordan
    Karla Perez loves Pope Francis. Like her, he’s a native Spanish speaker. He is also the first Latin American to lead the Catholic Church, and he talks easily about soccer and prefers public buses to luxury cars. Most of all, though, Perez loves this pope because he has made better treatment of immigrants a centerpiece of his two-year-old papacy. She hopes, as do many of the nearly 30 million Hispanic Catholics in the country, that this month’s visit by Francis will change the tone of the nation’s divisive immigration debate. “I’m an immigrant myself, and I hear politicians saying they...
  • McConnell to conservatives: Look, we don’t have the numbers in Senate to defund Planned Parenthood

    09/01/2015 6:35:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/01/2015 | AllahPundit
    We do have the numbers to force a shutdown, but McConnell’s already ruled that out. I’m going to look on the bright side here: At least this guy’s trying to spare us another dismal episode of GOP failure theater. If we had a majority in the Senate that was prepared to dig in and have this fight on principle, no matter what the polls say, it’d be worth considering a shutdown. Obama might blink if it lasted long enough. Because we have the majority we have, there’s really no point. It’ll play out just as lefty Bill Scher says...
  • Ted Cruz shrugs off Boehner's insult calling Texas lawmaker a 'jackass'

    09/01/2015 10:19:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/01/2015
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has responded to a recent report that House Speaker John Boehner called him a "jackass" during a Colorado fundraiser. The Daily Caller quoted two attendees of an event last week where the Ohio lawmaker purportedly joked that Cruz's presidential campaign kept "that jackass" off Capitol Hill. But Cruz brushed off the criticism, saying that Americans are tired of politicians “bickering like schoolyard children.” "The speaker is entitled to express whatever views he likes, but I’m not going to respond in kind,” Cruz said in an interview with radio host Hugh Hewitt, according to Politico. “And I...
  • "Supergiant" Natural gas discovery could be largest ever

    08/31/2015 7:43:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 08/31/2015 | David Goldman
    In what could be the largest natural gas discovery in history, Italian energy company Eni says it has unearthed a "supergiant" gas field in the Mediterranean Sea covering about 40 square miles. The gas field could hold a potential of 30 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Eni says that's the energy equivalent of about 5.5 billion barrels of oil. The company won't know the field's true size until it begins to develop it. Found in the deep waters off the northern coast of Egypt, Eni claims the gas field to be the largest ever in the Mediterranean and possibly...
  • Breaking: Federal court blocks EPA rule on waterways

    08/27/2015 5:47:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/27/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    It hasn’t been a good month for the EPA. A few weeks ago, EPA engineers accidentally breached a mine dam and polluted waterways in southwestern Colorado and northern New Mexico, after having bullied the landowner to access the mine. Ironically, their new rule that expands their authority by redefining the legal term “navigable waterways” was about to take effect tomorrow. A federal judge in North Dakota shut that down this afternoon, ruling that the EPA had exceeded its authority and jurisdiction from Congress: A federal judge in North Dakota on Thursday blocked a new Obama administration rule that would...
  • Activist Jorge Ramos discloses his daughter works for Hillary, pretends to be credible journalist

    08/26/2015 4:01:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 08/26/2015
    Univision news anchor, journalist and hardcore advocate of American citizenship for everyone, Jorge Ramos disclosed in a note that daughter, Paola, is working with Team Hillary on Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign: As journalists the most important thing we have is our credibility and integrity. We maintain that, in part, through transparency with our audience, our colleagues and our critics. That is why I am disclosing that my daughter, Paola, has accepted a position working with Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.As a father, I am very proud that she has decided to actively participate in our democratic process. I hope that more...
  • Burger King Wants McDonald’s Help to Make the ‘McWhopper’: All For The Sake Of World Peace

    08/26/2015 2:55:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    TIME ^ | 08/26/2015 | Jon Chew
    Burger King has offered McDonald’s a golden opportunity to come together and make one burger to rule them all — in the name of world peace, of course.In full-page ads running Wednesday in The New York Times and the Chicago Tribune – the hometown paper of the Illinois-based McDonald’s – the fast-food chain is proposing the “McWhopper,” a hybrid of each company’s signature Big Mac and Whopper burgers that will be sold for one day in one pop-up store in one city.That city, Burger King is proposing, would be Atlanta, a meeting point between both company’s headquarters. The marketing...
  • LGBT Community angry about Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner Halloween Costume

    08/26/2015 5:49:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/26/2015 | NewsMachete
    I've already written about the Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner Halloween costume before, but that was before we got a chance to see the actual costume! For just a moment, look at what the LGBT reaction shows about the radical Left. After educating us that men can "feel" like a woman at any time in their lives you would think they would support such an effort on Halloween. Think of it as a one-night trial run! But liberals are incensed even by the very description of the product: The Jenner costume comes with a white padded top, matching shorts, a brunette wig,...
  • Another Lois Lerner secret email account uncovered

    08/25/2015 7:07:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/25/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Judicial Watch has uncovered a secret email account linked to official business that was used by Lois Lerner, the IRS executive who took the Fifth Amendment and retired to an estimated $100,000 a year retirement income. The effect of using a secret email account – in this case, Lerner’s email account was in the name of Toby Miles – is to prevent Freedom of Information Act inquiries from uncovering the official information contained in the secret emails. In toehr words, it is a way for a government official to deny the public its right to see how the government...
  • Toronto police report two suicides associated with Ashley Madison hack

    08/24/2015 6:10:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 08/24/2015
    Unconfirmed reports suggest that two people in Toronto have killed themselves over the Ashley Madison hack, local police said in a briefing providing details about the beginning of the leak. “As of this morning, we have two unconfirmed reports of suicides that are associated because of the leak of Ashley Madison customers’ profiles,” Toronto police service staff superintendent Bryce Evans said at a press conference on Monday. Evans said the nature of the dating site for married people was “of no interest to us as the investigative teams”. Security analyst Brian Krebs said last week he feared exactly that outcome....
  • Computer Security Company Founder John McAfee: Ashley Madison hack was an 'inside job'

    08/24/2015 5:23:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/24/2015 | Matt Smith, Digital Trends
    John McAfee may no longer be associated with the famous security company he founded, but he still writes about and consults on the topic, and he now claims to know the Ashley Madison “hack” was, in fact, data stolen by a “lone female who worked for Avid Life Media.” His argument relies on two separate bits of evidence. First, McAfee says the files found in the leaked database contain some peculiarities that he wouldn’t expect a hacker to normally access. “The data contains actual MySQL database dumps,” he says, adding “this is not just someone copying a table and making...
  • Hillary Clinton’s e-mail server turned over to FBI

    08/13/2015 8:14:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/13/2015 | By Tom Hamburger and Karen Tumulty
    The e-mail server used by Hillary Rodham Clinton when she served as secretary of state was turned over to the FBI late Wednesday afternoon from a private data center in New Jersey, according to an attorney familiar with the transfer. “It was picked up about 4 p.m.,” said Barbara J. Wells, a Denver lawyer who represents Platte River Networks Inc., a small computer services firm that has managed the Clintons’ private e-mail system since mid-2013. Wells said her client was contacted by the FBI, which expressed interest in obtaining the old server. The FBI did not have a search warrant...
  • ‘Top Secret’ emails found as Clinton probe expands to key aides

    08/11/2015 2:49:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 126 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | 08/11/2015 | BY ANITA KUMAR, MARISA TAYLOR AND GREG GORDON McClatchy Washington Bureau
    As pressure builds on Hillary Clinton to explain her official use of personal email while serving as secretary of state, she faced new complications Tuesday. It was disclosed her top aides are being drawn into a burgeoning federal inquiry and that two emails on her private account have been classified as “Top Secret.” The inspector general for the Intelligence Community notified senior members of Congress that two of four classified emails discovered on the server Clinton maintained at her New York home contained material deemed to be in one of the highest security classifications - more sensitive than previously known....
  • Obama White House staffer charged after shooting gun at boyfriend

    08/11/2015 7:07:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/11/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    In yet another “unprecedented” (one of Barack Obama’s favorite terms) landmark, a Special Assistant to the President and House Legislative Affairs Liaison has been charged with first- and second-degree assault charges, as well as one count of reckless endangerment for shooting at her boyfriend. The White House staffer, Barvetta Singletary, reportedly: Photo credit: S.S. Democratic Party … confronted her boyfriend, a Capitol Hill police officer, about another woman he was seeing before grabbing his two cellphones and his .40 caliber Glock 23 service weapon, NBC reported. When the officer refused to give Singletary his cellphone passwords, she took the...
  • Experts determine that debris is from missing Malaysia Airlines MH370

    08/05/2015 12:36:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Dayton Daily ^ | 08/05/2015
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — After more than a year of waiting the first piece of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been found. Experts have confirmed that the debris found on Reunion Island last week was that of Malaysian Airlines flight 370 that went missing last year, Malaysia's prime minister said Wednesday. "It is with a very heavy heart that I must tell you that an international team of experts has conclusively confirmed that the aircraft debris ... is indeed MH370," Prime Minister Najib Razak told reporters. Malaysian Airlines published a press release shortly after the debris was confirmed: ______________________________________________________ Malaysia...
  • Kelly Osbourne to Trump: If you kick out all the Latinos, who’s going to clean your toilet, huh?

    08/04/2015 2:27:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/04/2015 | AllahPundit
    I think I speak for all of us when I say, “Who’s Kelly Osbourne?”The best part of this is an offended Rosie Perez apologizing to Osbourne after being reminded that they should focus on the Common Enemy. Perez clarified the point Collins was trying to make, saying, “There are a lot of Latinos here in this country that do agree that the immigration problem is a problem and it does need to be addressed and it does need to be fixed. But [Trump] making those comments [about rapists]—those racist comments—does not help.”“If you kick every Latino out of this...
  • Video: Ted Cruz records bizarre online video showing how to cook bacon with a machine gun

    08/03/2015 3:01:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 08/03/2015 | BY ADAM EDELMAN
    He may fashion himself conservative, but there's nothing traditional about the way Ted Cruz eats his bacon. In a short online video produced by IJReview titled "Making Machine-Gun Bacon with Ted Cruz," the 2016 candidate demonstrates that happiness — at least at breakfast time — is literally a warm gun. "There are few things I enjoy more than on the weekend cooking breakfast with the family," the Texas Republican senator says in the video. "Of course, in Texas, we cook bacon a little differently than most folks." A video montage then plays showing Cruz, an ardent supporter of gun rights,...
  • Puerto Rico defaults on debt repayment in first for a US commonwealth

    08/03/2015 2:47:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 08/03/2015
    Puerto Rico missed its first debt repayment on Monday, the first time the troubled US commonwealth has failed to pay its bills. The island paid just $628,000 toward a $58m debt due to creditors of its Public Finance Corporation. While the default was expected, it is likely to worsen the financial situation for the island as it struggles with debts estimated at $72bn.
  • CEO Hikes Minimum Wage To $70K, Capitalist Tragicomedy Ensues [Employer Learns Lesson in Socialism]

    08/03/2015 1:57:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 08/02/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Meet 31-year-old Dan Price. Dan is the CEO of Seattle-based credit card payments processing firm Gravity Payments, and three months ago, he did a funny thing. After talking with a friend who confessed to having difficulties making student loan payments and rent each month on an annual salary of $40,000, Dan decided to set a $70,000 per year pay floor at Gravity. Dan was not, The New York Times says, looking to insert himself into "the current political clamor over low wages or the growing gap between rich and poor." All he wanted to do was improve the lives of...
  • Obama poised to unveil major climate change plan [Poised to stamp out coal once and for all]

    08/03/2015 7:28:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Washington (AFP) - With one eye on his legacy, US President Barack Obama will Monday unveil what he called the "biggest, most important step we've ever taken" in the fight against climate change. The White House will release the final version of America's Clean Power Plan, a set of environmental rules and regulations that will home in on pollution from the nation's power plants, setting limits on power-plant carbon emissions for the first time. Plants will have to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030, in an ambitious drive which will boost the renewable-energy sector...
  • Gun used in Garland, Texas attempted terror attack may be from Fast and Furious

    08/02/2015 7:41:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/02/2015 | Taylor Millard
    The gun used during the attempted terror attack on the “Draw Muhammad” event in Texas may have been bought from the Arizona store linked to Fast and Furious. Los Angeles Times broke the news yesterday which also included the nugget that Nadir Soofi’s purchase was known by the federal government (emphasis mine). Soofi’s attempt to buy a gun caught the attention of authorities, who slapped a seven-day hold on the transaction, according to his Feb. 24, 2010, firearms transaction record, which was reviewed by the Los Angeles Times. Then, for reasons that remain unclear, the hold was lifted after...
  • Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills put on the spot by 'blockbuster' court order

    08/01/2015 7:21:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/01/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Judge Emmett Sullivan, who is hearing the FOIA lawsuit brought by Judicial Watch, has put Hillary Clinton’s top aides Human Abedin and Cheryl Mills (and their boss Hillary) on the spot, in a ruling JW president Tom Fitton describes as a “blockbuster.”  Judicial Watch summarizes (the text of the order appears below): Judicial Watch announced today that U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan ordered the U.S. State Department to request that Hillary Clinton and her top aides confirm, under penalty of perjury, that they have produced all government records in their possession, return any other government records immediately, and...
  • Baltimore’s best mayor evah presides over homicide rate not seen in nearly half a century

    08/01/2015 1:28:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/01/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    You may recall that earlier this year, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was named President of the US Conference of Mayors for her outstanding work in serving the people of her city and demonstrating innovation in turning things around. As part of that process, she decided to summarily fire Police Commissioner Anthony Batts back in the beginning of July. To say the least, I expressed some reservations about the move, particularly considering that most of the questionable tactics employed by the cops during the Freddy Gray riots were handed down from City Hall. But who am I to second guess...
  • Flight MH370: Part number ‘confirms’ debris from Boeing 777, Malaysian official says

    07/31/2015 10:12:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    TIMES OF INDIA ^ | 07/31/2015
    KUALA LUMPUR: A part number on aircraft wreckage recovered in the Indian Ocean confirms it came from a Boeing 777, a Malaysian official said Friday, expressing confidence that the mystery of Flight MH370 was close to being solved. "From the part number, it is confirmed that it is from a Boeing 777 aircraft. This information is from MAS (Malaysia Airlines). They have informed me," deputy transport minister Abdul Aziz Kaprawi told AFP. The wing component found on the French island of La Reunion bears the part number "657 BB", according to photos of the debris. AFP was not immediately available...
  • Mitt Romney rips Ted Cruz on Twitter for Obama terror comments

    07/30/2015 9:05:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/30/2015 | Colin Campbell
    Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, criticized Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Thursday for his harsh rhetoric against the Iran nuclear deal. Cruz, a 2016 presidential candidate, has repeatedly warned in recent days that the agreement would mean President Barack Obama's administration is essentially sponsoring terrorism. "If this deal goes through, the Obama administration will become the leading financier of terrorism against America in the world," Cruz said in a July 15 Fox News interview, for example. He added: "I've heard this referred to before as the 'Jihadist Stimulus Bill.'" But Romney argued on Twitter that Cruz's comments undermine...
  • Dead and Registered: Clarke County, MS, Sued for Having More Voters Than Live Citizens

    07/30/2015 8:52:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/30/2015 | by Noel Johnson
    Being dead may not necessarily disqualify you from voting this year in Mississippi. That’s because some voter rolls in the Magnolia State contain more people registered to vote than people who are alive.The dismal state of voter rolls in many Mississippi counties not only facilitates voter fraud, it violates federal law. Take Clarke County, for example: according the United States Census, in March 2015 Clarke County had 12,646 registered voters — despite having a voting-age population of only 12,549.That’s a registration rate of over 100 percent. That’s not only implausible, it’s impossible.On Monday, the Public Interest Legal Foundation sued [1]...
  • FBI: Islamic State sympathizer charged in backpack bomb plot in Florida

    07/29/2015 3:37:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    A man described by the FBI as an Islamic State sympathizer who hoped to mount attacks on U.S. soil was charged Tuesday with plotting to detonate a nail-filled backpack bomb on a Florida beach. It's the latest in a string of arrests targeting potential ISIS-related plots in the U.S. Earlier this month, the FBI touted its work in disrupting numerous such plans in places like the New York City area and Boston. A criminal complaint unsealed Tuesday charges 23-year-old Harlem Suarez of Key West with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction in the U.S. If convicted, he could...
  • Fracking Billionaires Give Record-Setting Donation to Ted Cruz

    07/28/2015 12:45:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    AllGov ^ | 07/28/2015 | Noel Brinkerhoff, Danny Biederman
    Two Christian conservatives who became billionaires from fracking have given a record political contribution to Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz. Farris and Dan Wilks, who made their fortunes in the West Texas fracking boom, have reportedly contributed $15 million to Keep the Promise, a super PAC supporting Cruz. The $15 million is the largest contribution so far in the 2016 race, and represents nearly half of the $38 million raised by Keep the Promise. The Wilks brothers have largely maintained a low profile until now. But their public remarks have caught the attention of liberals. Farris Wilks, 63, told CNN...
  • Boy Scouts of America ends national policy excluding gays as leaders, to no one’s satisfaction

    07/28/2015 11:58:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/28/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Quelle surprise. The Boy Scouts of America has faced pressure for decades to end its national policy barring gay men as Scout leaders, finding itself barred from schools and other public venues for its stand even as churches and other civic organizations supported them. Yesterday, BSA’s national office changed its policy to end hiring discrimination within the organization and remove its bar on openly gay volunteer Scout leaders, while allowing church-sponsored troops to make their own leadership choices. Will that end the controversy? Don’t bet on it: The Boy Scouts of America, facing litigation, shrinking membership and sweeping acceptance...

    07/27/2015 9:49:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 07/27/2015
    Ugh. Not again. This is really becoming epidemic in some cities: SMOKING GUN – Ohio cops are investigating the ransacking of a Circle K store that was overrun early Saturday morning by up to 70 juveniles.According to Akron police, the suspects “entered the gas station and started to destroy and steal property” during the so-called mob and rob attack.As seen above, a couple who stopped at the Circle K for gas shot video of the juveniles fleeing the store with stolen merchandise. A woman in the car called 911 and reported that the suspects were “running around in the parking...
  • Quinnipiac poll: Hillary’s popularity crumbles in three swing states, now trails top Republicans

    07/22/2015 12:09:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/22/2015 | AllahPundit
    Anyone have a tape measure I can borrow? I need to measure some drapes.No, no, I kid. The head-to-head match-ups in this poll mean nothing but the data on Hillary’s deteriorating image is — *mwah* — magnifique. First, the irrelevant yet sexy numbers showing her losing to Bush, Walker, and Rubio in Iowa, Virginia, and Colorado. It’s a perfect matrix of Democratic failure.Great stuff … except that lots of voters in those states couldn’t pick the Republicans out of a line-up right now and have yet to digest a single Democratic attack ad. Those margins will change as the...
  • Gen. Ray Odierno, Army Chief of Staff pretty sure we could have stopped the rise of ISIS

    07/22/2015 7:00:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/22/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno is on his way out the door and heading for retirement after a long, highly decorated career. We certainly wish him all the best and thank him for the service he has provided. Before leaving, though, he sat down for a wide ranging “exit interview” with Fox News and it sounds like he wasn’t pulling any punches. (While still maintaining the requisite levels of professionalism.) Odierno is widely viewed as being instrumental in the success of “the surge” in Iraq back in the day and spent more time on the ground there...