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  • Young Prince George shuns high-five, low-five from Canada's Trudeau

    09/26/2016 6:26:53 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/25/2016 | Staff
    Blame it on jet lag or maybe a precocious knowledge that his great-grandmother is Canada's head of state but Britain's 3-year-old Prince George just wasn't going to be charmed by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Landing in Canada on Saturday on a weeklong official visit with parents Prince William and Kate Middleton, George, holding his father's hand, ignored Trudeau when he squatted down to the toddler's level to offer a high-five variation, the low-five. Trudeau then switched his palm for a high-five and subsequently offered a handshake, both of which were seemingly rebuffed, creating an awkward moment on the airport...
  • Cornyn Won't Endorse Cruz in 2018 Primary

    09/10/2016 11:28:56 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 64 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | Sept. 7, 2016 | Patrick Svitek
    U.S. Sen. John Cornyn is declining to endorse fellow Texas Republican Ted Cruz for re-election to the Senate in 2018, just as Cruz did not back Cornyn for another term two years ago... Cruz is facing the prospect of a serious challenger after he upset some Republicans by expressing no support for presidential nominee Donald Trump in July at the party's national convention. U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul of Austin, who has been urged to take on Cruz, has not ruled out a run...
  • Barack Obama 'deliberately snubbed' by Chinese in chaotic arrival at G20

    09/04/2016 4:43:10 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 102 replies
    (UK) Guardian ^ | September 4, 2016 | Tom Phillips
    The US president was denied the usual red carpet welcome and forced to 'go out of the ass' of Air Force One, observers sayChina's leaders have been accused of delivering a calculated diplomatic snub to Barack Obama after the US president was not provided with a staircase to leave his plane during his chaotic arrival in Hangzhou before the start of the G20. Chinese authorities have rolled out the red carpet for leaders including Indiaís prime minister, Narendra Modi, the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, the South Korean president, Park Geun-hye, Brazil's president, Michel Temer, and the British prime minister, Theresa...
  • Kaepernick Anthem Snub is Not a Free Speech Issue

    08/29/2016 9:23:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies ^ | August 29, 2016 | Mark Davis
    It is hard to know which is more disillusioning: an NFL quarterback stupid enough to insult an entire nation in a political hissy fit, or a multitude of constitutionally illiterate people who think it is a free speech issue. Letís cover both. For a while there, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was a story featuring something for everyone to admire. His childhood was a product of admirable values from the beginning, from a birth mother who chose adoption over abortion to a white couple raising a mixed-race child in one of those environments that inspiringly proves that racial differences...
  • Police union: Clinton snubbed us

    08/06/2016 6:37:05 AM PDT · by maggief · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 6, 2016 | Jonathan Swan
    Top officials at the biggest police union in the country are upset with Hillary Clinton, saying she snubbed them. The leader of the National Fraternal Order of Police told The Hill that the Democrat sent a signal through her staff that she wouldnít be seeking the unionís endorsement. "It sends a powerful message. To be honest with you, I was disappointed and shocked," said Chuck Canterbury, the president of the National Fraternal Order of Police. "You would think with law enforcement issues so much in the news that even if she had disagreements with our positions, that she wouldíve been...
  • Palin doubles down on Ryan snub despite Trump endorsement

    08/06/2016 2:30:42 AM PDT · by fluorescence · 63 replies
    CNN ^ | August 6, 2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    Washington (CNN)Sarah Palin reiterated her support for Paul Ryan's primary challenger Friday night immediately after her political ally, Donald Trump, endorsed the House speaker. Trump on Friday evening said in Wisconsin that he would back Ryan in his Republican primary against Paul Nehlen, a little-known challenger. That announcement was a reversal from earlier in the week, when the presidential nominee declined to endorse the speaker. Minutes after Trump announced his support during a rally in Ryan's home state, Palin wrote on Facebook that she was "proud to be standing with Paul Nehlen since May 9th." "Wisconsin, please vote for this...
  • Billionaire's aide says no plans to help Trump (Charles Koch)

    07/30/2016 7:22:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 30, 2016 8:58 PM EDT | Steve Peoples
    Billionaire industrialist and conservative benefactor Charles Kochís expansive political network will not help Donald Trump win the presidency. Thatís the message from one of the Koch networkís chief lieutenants as hundreds of the nationís most powerful Republican donors gathered for a weekend retreat on Saturday. With Election Day just three months away, Koch lamented the state of the 2016 contest during a welcome reception inside a luxury hotel at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. ďWe donít really, in some cases, donít really have good options,Ē Koch said of the ďcurrent political situation.Ē Ö
  • Hundreds of Sanders supporters walk out after Clinton nominated

    07/27/2016 11:30:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 26, 2016 | Isaac Arnsdorf , Darren Samuelsohn, Katie Glueck and Edward-Isaac Dovere
    Demonstrators swarm the press tent with chants recalling Occupy Wall Street. More than a hundred Bernie Sanders supporters walked out of the Wells Fargo Center after Hillary Clinton won the roll call vote making her the Democratic nominee for president. The demonstration flouted the party's efforts to quell the revolt, even after Sanders himself moved to nominate Clinton by acclamation, and there were essentially no audible nays in the arena during the voice vote. . . Waving "Bernie or Bust" signs and wearing gags, Robin Hood hats and at least one Princess Leia costume, the demonstrators chanted "Walk out," "This...
  • And To Think Just Yesterday She was the Party Chair=> DCCC Wonít Fund Wasserman Schultz Race

    07/25/2016 6:38:02 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 40 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/25/2016 | Jim Hoft
    The House Democratic campaign chief confirmed today they would not be providing funding to Debbie Wasserman Schultz in her Florida race. Roll Call reported: House Democratic campaign chief Ben Ray LujŠn confirmed Monday that providing funding for outgoing Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz in her looming Florida primary wonít be a priority.ďThe question I was asked is: Does the [Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee] get involved in primaries or in races with incumbents?Ē said Lujan, a New Mexico congressman. ďAnd what we shared with Debbie Ö is that priority for the DCCC is always incumbent protection, but that where...
  • Mississippi flag won't fly in Philly

    07/25/2016 6:11:30 PM PDT · by randita · 31 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 7/25/16 | Chris Palmer and Amy S. Rosenberg
    Mississippi's state flag didn't last long on Broad Street in South Philadelphia. City workers on Monday removed the red, white, and blue banner - which has the Confederate flag in the top left corner - from a lighting standard near Passyunk Avenue after dozens of protesters and some local residents asked for it to be taken down, city officials said. It had been put up about two weeks ago among a collection of state flags on South Broad. It won't be put up again, said Brian Abernathy, a deputy managing director for the city, who said, "The Confederate flag raises...
  • Alan Dershowitz: Kaineís Boycott of Netanyahu a ĎMark Againstí Candidate

    07/25/2016 3:12:31 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aaron Klein
    Alan Dershowitz, a staunch Democrat and emeritus law professor at Harvard University, stated in an interview on Sunday that the decision by Hillary Clintonís vice president pick, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, to boycott Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahuís speech to Congress was a ďmark againstĒ the candidate. Still, Dershowitz maintained that the Clinton-Kaine ticket was ďfar better for America and for IsraelĒ then the Donald Trump and Mike Pence ticket. Dershowitz also sounded off about the decision by Kaine and other prominent democrats to support the international nuclear deal with Iran. Kaine helped generate support for the Obama administrationís nuclear deal...
  • Al Gore to skip Democratic convention

    07/24/2016 8:31:15 PM PDT · by PROCON · 45 replies ^ | July 24, 2016 | DARREN SAMUELSOHN
    Al Goreís self-imposed exile from politics will extend to this weekís Democratic National Convention. Citing ďobligations in Tennessee,Ē the former vice presidentís spokeswoman told POLITICO that Gore plans to skip the festivities in Philadelphia where his former bossís wife will accept the Democratic presidential nomination. The Tennessean first reported Gore's decision earlier Sunday. Gore remains one of the last Democratic Party luminaries not to make a formal endorsement of Hillary Clinton. Betsy McManus, Goreís communications director, told POLITICO last fall that heíd wait until a nominee had been formally selected to weigh in. But itís been more than a month...
  • Sheldon Adelson Snubs Ted Cruz After He Fails to Endorse Donald Trump

    07/21/2016 3:52:38 PM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 41 replies
    Forward ^ | 7/21/2016 | staff
    Sheldon Adelson refused to meet with Ted Cruz after the conservative Texas senator failed to endorse Donald Trump in a controversial speech to the Republican convention, several media outlets reported. The billionaire Republican donor and his wife, Miriam, barred Cruz from the suite where they watched Cruzís speech, which was greeted by boos, CNN first reported.
  • John Kasich's very public snub to Trump as he holds party for Republican 'friends' [trunc]

    07/20/2016 5:59:57 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 91 replies
    UK Dailly Mail ^ | 19 July 2016 | Geoff Earle and Shekhar Bhatia
    It was the the party that Donald Trump was branded too uncool to be invited to be to Ė even at his own political convention. About two thousand powerful Ohio Republicans gathered at Cleveland's storied Rock and Roll Hall of fame and delivered the ultimate snub to the man widely seen as persona non grata. The most powerful Republican in the state, Governor John Kasich, threw the bash for a group he called 'friends': fellow party elder statesman, delegates, party workers and the future stars of the Grand Old Party. One senior Republican said there was an obvious reason why...
  • 10 Top Republicans Sitting Out the RNC Convention

    07/13/2016 9:02:03 PM PDT · by detective · 80 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Jul 2016 | Michelle Moons
    Trump-resistant and election battling Republicans including two former Presidents, two former Republican nominees, and several former 2016 presidential hopefuls are offering up excuses for why they will not attend the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week, notably among them a break with a history of former Presidents attending their partyís convention. Here are ten of the most prominent Republicans who say theyíll skip out on the convention and a few more who will or maybe wonít.
  • Rubio Decides Not to Attend GOP Convention

    07/06/2016 7:16:29 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 93 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/6/2016 | Ben Kamisar
    Marco Rubio has decided to skip the GOP convention in Cleveland this month after originally saying he would attend, citing the rigors of his newly launched Senate campaign. He's the latest major GOP politician to skip out on the convention, which will serve as Donald Trump's coronation as the party's nominee. Only a small handful of Trump's former rivals will attend. "Florida has always been a competitive state and it will be this fall. Marco had planned to go to the convention before he decided to seek re-election. Since Marco got into the race late, he will be in Florida...
  • [Scottish PM] Nicola Sturgeon snubbed by EU member states including Germany

    06/29/2016 1:53:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 29 June 2016 ē 10:41AM | Simon Johnson
    Nicola Sturgeon will now meet Jean-Claude Juncker during her visit to Brussels today to discuss Scotland keeping its EU status, but she suffered another major blow after receiving short shrift from Germany. [Ö] It also emerged today that a series of member state governments have indicated they will not hold direct talks with the SNP about protecting Scotlandís status in the EU. The German government told the Glasgow Herald this was an ďinternalĒ British issue and declined to comment further when asked if it would engage directly with the Scottish Government. Ö
  • Rising GOP star Love skipping party convention

    06/25/2016 2:57:30 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 63 replies
    CNN ^ | June 25, 2016 | Tom LoBianco
    Utah Rep. Mia Love joined the ranks of Republican leaders and lawmakers who will be skipping their party's convention next month, saying that she would instead visit Israel with a congressional delegation.
  • Tommy Chong slams Bernie Sanders campaign for rally snub: ĎIt was an insultí

    05/24/2016 2:01:40 PM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies ^ | 5/24/2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    Tommy Chong said he was insulted after the campaign for Democratic presidential candidate Bernard Sanders disinvited him to speak just hours before a rally Sunday in East Los Angeles. The ďCheech & ChongĒ actor and outspoken marijuana activist told The Hollywood Reporter that the Sanders campaign was happy to have his endorsement earlier this year, but got ďcold feetĒ when it came time to fully embrace his pro-legalization stance.
  • Gov. Nikki Haley undecided on whether sheíll attend GOP Convention in July

    05/10/2016 8:17:22 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 57 replies
    COLUMBIA ó Gov. Nikki Haley, one of the most popular figures in the Republican Party, hasnít decided if she will attend the Republican National Convention in July. Haley said Monday sheís waiting until South Carolinaís 2016 legislative session ends four weeks from now before she decides whether sheíll take part July 18 to 21 in Cleveland. ďWeíve got time,Ē Haley said. ďThatís not until July.Ē If she skips the convention, Haley would be joining a growing list of Republican leaders who are opting out of attending ó accentuating the deepening divide within the GOP as New York billionaire Donald Trump...
  • With Trump now the GOP nominee, both former presidents Bush plan to sit out presidential race

    05/05/2016 8:55:48 AM PDT · by PAR35 · 71 replies
    Dallas News ^ | May 4, 2016 | Tom Benning
    AUSTIN ó With Donald Trump now the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, former President George W. Bush ďdoes not plan to participate in or comment on the presidential race,Ē a spokesman said Wednesday. ... And George W. Bush ó whose decision was first reported by The Associated Press Ė isnít the only one in his family who will be sitting out the election. A spokesman for George H.W. Bush told The Texas Tribune that the former president is ďretired from politics.Ē ďHe came out of retirement to do a few things for Jeb,Ē Bush 41 spokesman Jim McGrath told the media...
  • Bush 41 and 43 REFUSE to endorse Trump

    05/05/2016 6:40:51 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 219 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 5, 2016 | Ollie Gillman
    Bush 41 and 43 REFUSE to endorse Trump: Former Presidents join a growing list of top Republicans who will not back their party's presumptive nominee Both George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush will not back Donald Trump A number of Republicans say they will not back the presumptive nominee Trump has all but secured the nomination after Cruz & Kasich dropped out Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Trump has the 'opportunity and the obligation' to unite the GOP Former Presidents George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush will not endorse Donald Trump, their spokesmen have announced....
  • Saudis snub Obama on Riyadh arrival amid growing tensions

    04/20/2016 11:52:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    cnn ^ | 4/19/16 | cnn
    (CNN)President Barack Obama received a chilly reception from Saudi Arabia's leaders as he landed in Riyadh Wednesday, a clear sign of the cooling relations between once-close allies amid regional upheaval and dropping oil prices. When Obama touched down in Riyadh shortly after 1 p.m. local time, there were no kisses with the kingdom's ruler as President George W. Bush once exchanged. The Saudi government dispatched the governor of Riyadh rather than a senior-level royal to shake Obama's hand, a departure from the scene at the airport earlier in the day when King Salman was shown on state television greeting the...
  • New York Republicans Ignore Ted Cruz at GOP Gala

    04/15/2016 7:16:02 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 38 replies
    NEW YORK ó A stunningly distracted crowd of hundreds of Republicans almost entirely ignored Ted Cruz's speech at the New York City GOP gala on Thursday night, instead chattering at their dinner tables, standing and taking selfies. Several casually left the dinner altogether. The crowd's stark disregard for Cruz's remarks followed months of controversy over Cruz's suggestion in January that Donald Trump has "New York values. The term spoken derogatorily by Cruz led to skepticism of Cruz's ability to perform well in Tuesday's primary on the home turf of Trump, a native New Yorker. "I mean, [Cruz] blew it when...
  • Fidel Castro to Obama: We don't need your 'presents'

    03/28/2016 6:24:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 28, 2016 9:12 AM EDT | Michael Weissenstein
    Fidel Castro responded Monday to President Barack Obamaís historic trip to Cuba with a long, bristling letter recounting the history of U.S. aggression against Cuba, writing that ďwe donít need the empire to give us any presents.Ē The 1,500-word letter in state media titled ďBrother ObamaĒ was Castroís first response to the presidentís three-day visit last week, in which the American president said he had come to bury the two countriesí history of Cold War hostility. [Ö] Obamaís visit was intended to build irreversible momentum behind his opening with Cuba and to convince the Cuban people and the Cuban government...
  • Queen refuses to return to London to meet President Obama

    03/17/2016 7:46:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 89 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/17/16 | Ephraim Hardcastle
    The Queen refuses to come to London to meet President Barack Obama next month. Instead, accompanied by his security circus, heíll trundle to Windsor in his bomb-proof, seven-ton limo for lunch. Heís due to stand alongside the PM and urge Britain to stay in the EU. ĎBut heíd be well advised not to give a pro-EU sermon over lunch after the row about the Queen supporting Brexit,í says my source. (Photo) Princess Anne will be at Cheltenham today to present the Gold Cup, sprinkling royal stardust on the festivalís incontinent punters. Unlike Ascot, where the Gold Cup was renamed to
  • Trump Pulls Out of CPAC Ė Foils Cruz Supporters Planned Walkout Protest!

    03/04/2016 3:50:07 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 113 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | March 4, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump abruptly canceled his scheduled speech at CPAC Saturday morning as his campaign announced an appearance in Wichita, Kansas the day of that stateís caucus. Likely factoring into Trumpís decision was a planned protest walkout during his speech at CPAC and the need to have a campaign presence in Kansas. The organizer of the walkout, William Temple, who parades around CPAC in colonial garb, told BizPacReview he expected one thousand CPAC attendees to participate in the Trump walkout. Temple organized a similar walkout last year during Jeb Bushís speech at CPAC that drew around 300...
  • Obama Skips Scalia Funeral‚ÄďWill Visit Cuba Next Month to Honor the Castro Brothers

    02/19/2016 6:45:30 PM PST · by Dqban22 · 22 replies
    Townhall Magazine ^ | 2/19/2016 | Humberto Fontova
    Obama Skips Scalia Funeral‚ÄďWill Visit Cuba Next Month to Honor the Castro Brothers Humberto Fontova 2/19/2016 Castro‚Äôs is the only regime in the history of the Western hemisphere to herd tens of thousands of men and boys into forced labor camps at Soviet bayonet-point for the ‚Äúcrime‚ÄĚ of being gay, genuine or suspected. "Work Will Make Men Out of You" read the sign at the Castroite prison-camp‚Äôs gate, right over the barbed wire and next to the machine gunners posted on the watchtowers. The initials for these camps were UMAP, not GULAG, but the conditions were quite similar. I ask...
  • Obama Skips Scalia Funeral‚ÄďWill Visit Cuba Next Month to Honor the Castro Brothers

    02/19/2016 12:49:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | February 19, 2016 | Humberto Fontova
    Can the U.N or Interpol slap a restraining order on an international stalker? I ask on behalf of Raul Castro because Barack Obama seems infatuated with him. Seems that every time the Stalinist terror-sponsoring dictator who craved to nuke the U.S. looks over his shoulder, there's the president of the U.S. making goo-goo eyes at him. There's a famous scene in the movie Scarface where the late actor Robert Loggia makes an urgent request of Cuban gangster Tony "Scarface" Montana. I'm betting that Robert Loggia will look gallant, powerful and dignified in front of the Cuban shown in that scene...
  • Obama skipping Scalia funeral to golf? 'The president will pay his respects at the Supreme Court on

    02/17/2016 5:41:21 PM PST · by Nachum · 73 replies
    wnd ^ | 2/1716 | Douglas Ernst
    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia‚Äôs nearly 30 years on the bench was not enough to get President Obama out of bed for a weekend funeral. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest confirmed Wednesday that Obama will not be attending Scalia‚Äôs funeral this Saturday at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Vice President Joe Biden will be in attendance instead. David Limbaugh‚Äôs book chillingly documents the destructive ‚Äútransformation‚ÄĚ of the United States ‚Äď get ‚ÄúThe Great Destroyer: Barack Obama‚Äôs War on the Republic‚ÄĚ Earnest told reporters that Obama will view Scalia‚Äôs body on Friday while it lies...
  • Obama to skip Scalia funeral

    02/17/2016 11:19:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 189 replies
    Politico ^ | February 17, 2016 | Eliza Collins
    President Barack Obama will not attend Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia‚Äôs funeral on Saturday, the White House said Wednesday. Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden will attend. Obama and first lady Michelle Obama instead will go to the Supreme Court on Friday ‚Äúto pay their respects to Justice Scalia‚ÄĚ while the justice lies in repose in the Great Hall, press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters Wednesday.
  • Could Chris Rock drop out as Oscars host over increasing calls to boycott Academy Awards?

    01/18/2016 4:46:35 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 91 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | January 18,2016 | BY JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ, ETHAN SACKS
    upcoming Academy Awards telecast may be caught between Chris Rock and a hard place. The comic actor is facing pressure to bow out as host of the 88th annual Oscars ‚ÄĒ with less than six weeks to go before the Feb. 28 telecast ‚ÄĒ over the mounting calls for boycotting the awards in response to the lack of diversity among the Oscar nominees. On Monday‚Äôs holiday celebrating Martin Luther King Jr., both Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith announced they would not be attending the Academy Awards to protest a second straight year without a black actor receiving a single...
  • Jada Pinkett Smith, Spike Lee Boycotting Oscars Over Lack of Diversity in Nominations

    01/18/2016 3:30:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    US Weekly ^ | 01/18/2016 | By Stephanie Webber
    There will be two empty seats during the upcoming 88th Academy Awards. Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee announced on Martin Luther King Jr. Day that they will not be attending the 2016 Oscars over the lack of diversity in this year's nominations. As previously reported, Pinkett Smith, 44, initially posted a series of tweets on Saturday to air her grievances. On Monday, she shared a Facebook video and confirmed that she will not be attending or watching the live show. (Last year, only white actors received nominations too.) "I can't help but ask the question: Is it time that...
  • Spike Lee to Boycott Oscars Ceremony, Blames Studios for Lack of Diversity

    01/18/2016 10:59:55 AM PST · by Cecily · 64 replies
    Charlotte Observer/Los Angeles Times ^ | January 18, 2016 | David Ng
    Spike Lee has said that he and his wife will not attend the Academy Awards ceremony next month, citing the lack of racial diversity among the nominees in all four acting categories for a second year in a row. The outspoken filmmaker of "Do the Right Thing" and "Malcolm X" was a recipient of an honorary Oscar in November, and he was expected to attend Hollywood's biggest night at the Dolby Theatre in February. On Monday, Lee asked on his Instagram account: "how is it possible for the 2nd consecutive year all 20 contenders in the acting category are all...
  • Are the NYPD to blame for The Hateful Eight's dismal box office receipts?

    01/17/2016 11:14:43 AM PST · by Perdogg · 32 replies
    Are the NYPD to blame for The Hateful Eight's dismal box office receipts? Police claim their boycott is the reason the Tarantino film is performing so poorly Quentin Tarantino's 'hateful Eight' is tanking at the box office and police officers boycotting the newest flick are jumping to take credit. The film, which was released on Christmas day, has only grossed $49.2 million - and it may not even cover the $50 million cost of the production budget. The Weinstein Company is set to lose even more money since they spent $25 million to $35 million on prints and promotion, according...
  • Bernie Sanders group feeling ‚ÄėBerned‚Äô over library snub

    12/17/2015 8:32:46 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 12-17-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Public Library is feeling the Bern over a campaign booking controversy. Patrick Doyle, a Milwaukee volunteer with Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign, is taking the library on N. Cramer Street to task for apparently allowing library community space for Hillary Clinton backers while rejecting a similar request from the Bernie brigade. "Join us on Saturday, December 12 at the Milwaukee Public Library (East Branch) from 10am - 12noon for a phone bank session to help expand our volunteer team by reaching out to Milwaukee-based Hillary supporters," the political organization stated on its Facebook page. "Don't worry if...
  • NO! Empire State Building refuses to light up in honor of Mother Teresa (a reminder)

    07/19/2015 9:14:08 AM PDT · by Ge0ffrey · 21 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | Adam Lisberg /
    The Empire State Building has a message for Mother Teresa - you don't deserve to be honored in lights. "As a privately owned building, ESB has a specific policy against any other lighting for religious figures or requests by religions and religious organizations," said Anthony Malkin, head of the family company that owns the building.
  • Obama Leaves Out ĎGodí From 4th of July Weekly Address (VIDEO)

    07/05/2015 5:54:51 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/04/15 | Jim Hoft
    As Obamaís term as President is slowly nearing its end, more and more of who the man is, and what he truly stands for, is beginning to seep out. For instance, President Obama released his 4th of July weekly address for 2015 with one key ingredient missing: God. Unlike his weekly addresses during the previous two years, where the President concluded his speeches with ďGod Bless You AllĒ (2014) and ďSo, God bless You All. And may God bless The United States of AmericaĒ (2013), Obama left out any mention of God in his recent address. Instead, this year, he...
  • Report: King of Bahrain skips President Obama meeting for horse show

    05/13/2015 9:47:06 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 40 replies
    Politico ^ | May 13, 2015 | Adam B. Lerner
    The king of Bahrain has apparently snubbed President Barack Obama to attend a horse show with Queen Elizabeth. According to Reuters, King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa has elected to attend the Royal Windsor Horse Show, which begins Wednesday, at Windsor Castle outside London.
  • Saudis Snub Obama Over Iran Deal

    05/12/2015 8:34:26 AM PDT · by Opintel · 10 replies ^ | 12-05-2015 | Nick
    The U.S. is seeking a rapprochement with Iran over its nuclear program, potentially ending several decades of hostility. But while the U.S. is extending an open hand to Iran, other countries in the Middle East are casting a wary eye towards the negotiations. In fact, it is starting to appear that Gulf Arab states could be a major impediment to a final agreement over Iranís nuclear program. Led by Saudi Arabia, many of the oil-producing members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are skeptical of, if not downright hostile towards Iran. With little trust between Iran and its Arab neighbors,...
  • Andrea Mitchell: Saudi Snub So 'In Your Face' It Can't Be Spun

    05/12/2015 6:03:31 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Hey Barack? Yes, Your Royal Majesty. Look, know what I said about coming to that thing at your place? Of course, oh Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. Not going to make it--turns out I have to rearrange my stallion's sock drawer. On today's Morning Joe, Andrea Mitchell acknowledged the undeniable: that the last-minute decision by Saudi King Salman not to attend the White House summit, after previously having informed John Kerry that he would be there, was such an "in your face" snub, so embarrassing to Kerry and the Obama White House, that "I don't see any way that...
  • Saudi Arabia: King Didn't Mean to Snub Obama

    05/11/2015 10:18:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    inn ^ | 5/11/15 | Ben Ariel
    Saudi Arabia's foreign minister insisted on Monday that King Salman's last minute decision not to attend a Camp David summit was not intended as a snub to the United States, AFP reported. The White House, meanwhile, said that the king spoke with President Barack Obama and "expressed his regret" for missing the summit. "This is not related in any way, shape or form to any disagreement between the two countries," Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told reporters at Saudi Arabia's embassy Washington, according to AFP. On Sunday, Jubeir announced that King Salman would skip the May 14 summit of Persian Gulf...
  • White House: If Saudis Were Sending a Snub, ĎThat Message Was Not Receivedí

    05/11/2015 7:13:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 5/11/15 | Bridget Johnson
    White House press secretary Josh Earnest said today that if King Salman changing his mind against coming to Washington this week was supposed to send a message to the administration, ďthat message was not received.Ē Earnest insisted that ďall the feedback that weíve received from the Saudis has been positive.Ē The Saudi king, who was supposed to meet one-on-one with President Obama at the White House on Wednesday before a broader meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, initially RSVPíd ďyes.Ē On Friday, he changed that to a ďno.Ē Of the GCC states invited ó Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar,
  • Rulers of Most Gulf Nations to Miss US Summit, Administration Denies 'Snub'

    05/11/2015 5:55:23 PM PDT · by lbryce · 22 replies
    Fox ^ | May 11, 2015 | Staff
    The White House was scrambling Monday to put a positive face on an upcoming summit of Persian Gulf states after learning leaders from four of the six invited nations are expected to skip. While those nations are still sending representatives to the summit being hosted by President Obama later this week at Camp David, the absence of crucial heads of state -- notably, Saudi Arabia's new king -- could present an awkward situation for the administration. But State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf rejected the notion this was a "snub," and White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest likewise said the administration...
  • Will Putin give Kerry the cold shoulder? Kremlin not confirming one-on-one meeting in Russia

    05/11/2015 2:02:04 PM PDT · by don-o · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 11, 2015
    The prospect of Vladimir Putin giving U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry the cold shoulder looms over an official visit to Russia on Tuesday, with the Kremlin not yet confirming Obama administration claims that the two will meet.
  • Saudi King to Skip Summit with Obama

    05/10/2015 6:30:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    INN ^ | 5/11/2015, 3:13 AM | Ben Ariel
    Saudi Arabiaís King Salman will skip a May 14 summit of Persian Gulf leaders with President Barack Obama, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. At the summit Obama is expected to offer the Gulf leaders reassurances over the efforts to reach a nuclear deal with Iran. The decision marks a diplomatic snub from one of the top leaders in the region, and follows U.S. Secretary of State John Kerryís visit to the Saudi capital last week, noted the report. [Ö] Arab governments have been expressing their concern about the terms of a potential nuclear deal with Iran. The major...
  • The mighty Oak Ridge Boys and the missing spot in the Country Music Hall of Fame

    03/16/2015 3:57:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 16, 2015 | Nancy Dunham
    We have to join the chorus, led by Billboard magazine, calling for the Oak Ridge Boysí induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Go to their concert this week and youíll understand why. Sure, their 40-plus years of No. 1 hits ó including ďElvira,Ē ďAmerican MadeĒ and ďBobbie SueĒ ó consistently full concerts and tireless work for the American Legion and other charities more than qualify them for this prestigious induction. Yet itís the reverence with which Merle Haggard, Keith Urban, Vince Gill, Lee Brice and other major performers hold them ó which is more than returned by the...
  • Why I wonít be attending Benjamin Netanyahuís speech in Congress

    02/27/2015 12:08:08 PM PST · by mojito · 66 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 2/26/2015 | Betty McCollum
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in the midst of a heated reelection campaign. Yet he is traveling 5,900 miles to give a speech before a joint meeting of Congress on March 3 ó just two weeks before Israelis go to the polls. House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), working with Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer, a former Republican political operative who renounced his U.S. citizenship, extended the invitation in a clear effort to undermine the president while the United States and its five partners engage in tough negotiations with Iran to prevent it from obtaining nuclear...
  • Ann Coulter excluded from speakers at CPAC

    02/26/2015 1:19:24 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 48 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 02/26/2015 | Eddie Scarry
    Author and conservative firebrand Ann Coulter was not invited to speak at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference, marking the first time in several years that she was not scheduled to attend in an official capacity.Coulter is usually a popular speaker at the annual conference -- it's the largest gathering of conservatives in the U.S. held this weekend just outside of Washington, D.C. -- where she has delivered well-received speeches and signed her books for fans."I wasn't invited," Coulter confirmed in an email Thursday to the Washington Examiner media desk. "I might just show up anyway just to piss them...
  • BREAKING: Sharptonís National Action Network Forgoes Oscars Protest...

    02/22/2015 5:37:48 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 43 replies ^ | 02/22/2015 | Adelle Nazarian
    HOLLYWOOD, CaliforniaóA planned protest over the lack of diversity in the film industry by Al Sharptonís National Action Network (NAN)†has been canceled. The group will instead seek direct dialogue with Hollywoodís central authority, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.