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  • [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
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    Oilprice.com ^ | 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
    Breitbart.com ^ | 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.
  • Black People To Protest No Black People Getting Affirmative Action Oscars

    02/22/2015 10:10:33 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 77 replies
    PatDollard.com ^ | 02/21/2015
    <p>Hollywood (United States) (AFP) Ė African-American civil rights groups plan to protest outside Sundayís Oscars show, where every single one of this yearís 20 acting nominees is white.</p> <p>However small, the demonstration will revive debate about diversity at the Oscars-awarding Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, whose voting members are overwhelmingly white and with an average age in their 60s.</p>
  • Gelzinis: Brian Williams' snub of vets no laughing matter

    02/08/2015 4:17:19 PM PST · by servo1969 · 10 replies
    Bostonherald.com ^ | 2-8-2015 | Peter Gelzinis
    Back in the fall of 2006, long before Brian Williams confessed to ďconflatingĒ his helicopter adventures over Iraq, Neal Santangelo knew the NBC news anchor was a fraud. Santangelo, a Boston firefighter, former president of Local 718 and a proud veteran of the Navy submarine service, served on a committee that brought the Congressional Medal of Honor Society to Boston that year for its national convention. About six months before the societyís gala banquet at the Convention Center, Williams agreed to serve as master of ceremonies. But when he arrived on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006, Williams told committee members Tom...
  • Media Yawn at Obama and Biden Snubbing Auschwitz Anniversary; Mocked Cheneyís Appearance in 2005

    01/28/2015 6:58:03 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 28 replies
    NEWSBUSTERS ^ | Jan 28, 2015 | Curtis Houck
    Media Yawn at Obama and Biden Snubbing Auschwitz Anniversary; Mocked Cheneyís Appearance in 2005 By Curtis Houck | January 28, 2015 Tuesday marked the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and, naturally, the event attracted plenty of media coverage. In addition to each of the three major networks devoting segments to it on their evening newscasts, the Associated Press, The New York Times, and The Washington Post and published stories on the topic. Over on cable, CNN covered it multiple times throughout the day for a total of 10 minutes and 27 seconds worth of airtime. At the other...
  • Why 3 Supreme Court Justices Didnít Attend the State of the Union

    01/21/2015 7:48:57 AM PST · by South40 · 35 replies
    MSN ^ | 20 JAN 2015 | Tessa Berenson
    The wording in the Constitution is simple and straightforward: the President ďshall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union.Ē There's nothing in there about the Supreme Court justices and, accordingly, there's nothing simple and straightforward about their attendance. This year, six justices were in attendance, while three of the most conservative members of the court, Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito were noticeably absent. In the modern era, custom has held that the justices would show up in their official robes and sit impassively. But in recent years, they've become...
  • Al Sharpton Calls For Emergency Diversity Task Force Meeting After ĎSelmaí Oscar Snub

    01/15/2015 3:33:50 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 61 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/15/15 | Chuck Ross
    MSNBC host and civil rights activist Al Sharpton is calling for an emergency meeting of his eight-member diversity task force to discuss action against the Academy Awards after the movie ďSelmaĒ received only one Oscars nomination. ďThe movie industry is like the Rocky Mountains, the higher you get, the whiter it gets,Ē Sharpton said with usual flair in a statement released Thursday after the announcement of Oscar nominations. Many, including Sharpton, were outraged that none of the actors in ďSelma,Ē a movie about the 1965 Voting Rights Act, were nominated for the golden statues. David Oyelowo, who portrayed Rev. Martin...
  • Oprah Winfrey snubs Al Sharpton, says protesters lack leadership

    01/04/2015 7:18:10 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 57 replies
    Washington TImes ^ | January 4, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    In what appeared to be a snub to Al Sharpton, Oprah Winfrey recently argued that demonstrators in New York City and Ferguson lack the same motivation and leadership of the civil rights movement of the 1960s. ďI think itís wonderful to march and to protest, and itís wonderful to see all across the country people doing it,Ē Ms. Winfrey told People magazine while promoting her upcoming movie ďSelmaĒ in the magazineís new issue. ď What Iím looking for is some kind of leadership to come out of this to say, ĎThis is what we want. This is what has to...
  • Cops ignore Bratton, turn backs on de Blasio at officerís funeral

    01/04/2015 12:39:34 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 83 replies
    New York Post ^ | 1-4-2015 | Shawn Cohen and Aaron Short
    <p>Thousands of NYPD cops turned their backs on Mayor de Blasio on Sunday outside a Brooklyn funeral home as he eulogized a murdered NYPD officer inside.</p> <p>As de Blasio addressed the loved ones of Detective Wenjian Liu in the Aievoli Funeral Home in Bensonhurst, the sea of blue watching the funeral on huge TV screens outside showed their disgust for Hizzoner by turning around as he spoke.</p>
  • NBC reporting- Hundreds of officers turn back on De blasio at Detective Wenjian Liu's funeral

    01/04/2015 9:26:57 AM PST · by God luvs America · 63 replies
    NBC News | 1/4/2015 | me
    Watching local coverage of Detective Wenjian Liu's funeral. NBC reporter mentioned dozen of officers in front of the church turned their backs when De Blasio spoke but further down the road there were hundreds who turned their back.
  • Buddhist monks lead ceremony for slain cop as thousands of officers turn their backs on de Blasio

    01/04/2015 11:17:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Thousands of police officers are paying their respect to a New York Police Department officer shot to death along with his partner as mourners converge from around the country Sunday for a second funeral that stands to test tensions between the city's mayor and police. Buddhist monks led a Chinese ceremony for Officer Wenjian Liu, followed by a traditional police ceremony with eulogies led by a chaplain. Liu, 32, had served as a policeman for seven years and was married just two months when he was killed with his partner, Officer Rafael Ramos, on Dec. 20. Despite commissioner Bratton's warning...
  • [Update] Cops Turn Backs To De Blasio At Slain Officer's Funeral

    12/27/2014 10:28:54 AM PST · by God luvs America · 35 replies
    Gotamist ^ | 12/27/2014
    Update: Despite pleas to leave politics away from the funeral, hundreds of cops turned their backs when Mayor de Blasio spoke at Ramos' funeral. "All of the city is grieving and grieving for so many reasons but the most personal is we lost such a good man," he said during the remarks.
  • Bratton: Cops shouldnít have turned backs on de Blasio

    12/22/2014 7:07:35 AM PST · by maggief · 94 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 22, 2014 | David K. Li
    EXCERPT Commissioner Bill Bratton acknowledged that de Blasio has lost support of some police. ďI donít think it (the hallway protest) was appropriate, particularly in that setting, but itís reflective of the anger of some of them,Ē Bratton told NBCís ďTodayĒ show. (snip) ďI donít know that an apology is necessary,Ē he said. ďOne of the things, a concern at the moment, is this issue is really starting to go down partisan lines, Republican-Democrat. This is something that should be bringing us all together, not taking us apart.Ē
  • VIDEO: NYPD officers turn away from Mayor de Blasio as he enters police presser for murdered cops

    12/20/2014 6:22:46 PM PST · by george76 · 94 replies
    PIX 11 ^ | December 20, 2014 | Alyssa Zauderer
    Police officers turned their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio as he walked into the police press conference about the two NYPD officers shot and killed execution-style in Brooklyn.
  • Stunning Video: New York City Police Officers Turn Backs on Mayor de Blasio After Cops Executed

    12/20/2014 6:59:02 PM PST · by servo1969 · 75 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 12-20-2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    Video posted by WPIX shows two rows of New York City police officers with their backs turned as Mayor Bill de Blasio walked down a hallway to his press conference Saturday night about the execution of two New York City police officers on Saturday afternoon.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKueC2o0mkI
  • Attendees Leave Campaign Rally When Obama Appears

    10/20/2014 7:00:28 PM PDT · by lbryce · 69 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 20, 2014 | Staff
    President Obama made a rare appearance on the 2014 campaign trail on Sunday and attendees walked out as the President spoke.44 President Barack Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Sunday with a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, but early departures of crowd members while he spoke underscored his continuing unpopularity. Obama showed up to support Lt. Governor Anthony Brown who is running for Governor. "You've got to vote," Obama repeated over and over at a rally for Brown in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, near Washington. A steady stream of people walked...
  • WH Snubbed US General and Margaret Thatcherís Funerals, Sending 3 Officials to Michael Brownís

    08/24/2014 1:25:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    The Obama administration announced this weekend that it will be sending not one, but three, officials to attend the funeral of Michael Brown on Monday. President Barack Obama is sending three White House officials to the funeral service of the Missouri teenager whose death in a police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, has sparked days of racial unrest. Leading the group for Monday's service will be the chairman of the My Brother's Keeper Task Force, Broderick Johnson. My Brother's Keeper is an Obama initiative that aims to empower young minorities. Johnson is also the secretary for the Cabinet. Also attending will...
  • House Democrats canít figure out why Obama wonít talk to them

    08/14/2014 2:44:54 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 35 replies
    thehill.com ^ | August 14, 2014 | Mike Lillis
    House Democrats are frustrated with what they say is a lack of election-year communication from the White House. The lawmakers say itís difficult to defend President Obama from GOP attacks, when he doesn't confer with his allies about his strategy and intentions. Some are scratching their heads why, after nearly six years in office and a reshuffling of his legislative affairs team, Obama's working relationship with Congress remains prickly. ďIt's hard for us to fathom; I mean, is it just lack of full staffing and resources? [Is it] professional commitment? Is it a disdain for the legislative branch? I mean,...