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  • Doing it his way: Warren emulates Trump as she taunts him

    10/16/2018 1:44:19 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 26 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 16 Oct 18 | Laurie Kellman
    She took the DNA test President Donald Trump urged, and he mocked her for it. Now Sen. Elizabeth Warren is taking a page from Trump's playbook, hitting back in personal terms and calling him "creepy" on Twitter. When it comes to challenging the man who redefined the rules of American political combat, the Massachusetts Democrat, who's weighing a 2020 presidential run, is often doing it Trump's way. And like Trump, she's getting blowback: Jokes. Objections. And grumblings from her own political party about timing, with midterm elections three weeks away.
  • Hillary Clinton Hints of Civil War, Nuclear War if Donald Trump Is Elected

    11/01/2016 5:36:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 102 replies ^ | 11/1/2016 | Charlie Spiering
    Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton asks Americans to think hard before electing Donald Trump, suggesting that his “dark and dangerous” views might split the country, leading to civil war or even nuclear war. “He has a dark and divisive vision for America that could tear our country apart,” Clinton said to supporters in Cincinnati, Ohio on Halloween. Clinton specifically referred to the Civil War, suggesting that the country faced a similar threat of divisiveness from Donald Trump.
  • Terror Suspect Arrested for Threatening to Kill People at Brooklyn Park Walgreens (MN)

    03/28/2016 5:18:15 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 24 replies ^ | 3/28/16 | Steve Tellier
    Police arrested a 23-year-old suspect in a federal terror case Sunday. That’s after they say he was threatening to kill people inside a Twin Cities Walgreens. Abdul Raheem Habil Ali-Skelton is from Glencoe. Just last week, federal prosecutors said he was in contact with terrorists in Syria last year. Early Sunday morning, Ali-Skelton was arrested at a Walgreens in Brooklyn Park. 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS contacted Ali-Skelton’s attorney in his federal case. Robert Richman said he’s “shocked” by the allegations of threats made at Walgreens. He went on to say that those actions would be “completely out of character” for his...
  • Police investigating after Justin Bieber’s limo driver claims he was assaulted by singer’s entourage

    12/30/2013 3:25:16 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 13 replies
    National Post ^ | DECEMBER 30, 2013 | AP
    Toronto police are looking into allegations that a member of Justin Bieber’s entourage assaulted a limo driver who was driving the Canadian pop star and several others. But a spokesman says it’s unclear whether the teen heartthrob himself is accused in the attack or simply one of his companions.
  • US 2012: Romney 'Will not be Nominee'(Bob Vander Plaats switching to Newt?)

    01/23/2012 11:48:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies · 1+ views
    The International Business Times ^ | January 23, 2012 | Tom Nicolson
    The president of the influential Christian organisation Family Leader has said Republican candidate Mitt Romney "will not be the eventual nominee" despite leading the polls for the nomination. Bob Vander Plaats told the International Business Times UK that 75-80 percent of Republicans across the US do not want Romney. "The only reason why he is ahead is because there hasn't been a real alternative," said Plaats. "But now it looks like Gingrich is going to be that person." Plaats, who initially endorsed former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum, carries significant political clout within the Republican Party. He said: "When I endorsed...
  • The Myth of 'Newt The Great Debater'By John Ziegler

    01/20/2012 9:24:14 AM PST · by reformjoy · 63 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Jan. 20, 2012 | John Ziegler
    There are a couple false "truths" which seem to be dictating much if not most of the Republican presidential race. One is that Newt Gingrich would be a great debater against President Obama. This accepted conventional wisdom is not only bogus; it is a myth of Herculean proportions. It appears that Gingrich's entire argument for the nomination is that he is the guy we want in a nationally televised verbal brawl with the media's all-time favorite candidate. Nary has an opportunity passed when Newt fails to, in his typically egomaniacal style and with great bombast, assure us that all will...
  • Man in uniform at school event was not in Navy, officials say

    06/02/2011 10:18:09 AM PDT · by SmithL · 106 replies · 1+ views
    Ventura County Star ^ | 6/1/11 | Adam Foxman
    A man who appeared in a Navy SEAL uniform at a Thousand Oaks school event this week apparently never served in the Navy, military officials said Wednesday. Salhem Dreasden was among those in uniform Tuesday at a tribute to soldiers at Ladera School. The school was honored at the event for outstanding patriotism and support of the armed forces. Dreasden was wearing a Navy uniform that bore his last name, the words "SEAL TEAM," the trident pin insignia of the elite unit and twin bars indicating the rank of Navy lieutenant. The name Salhem Dreasden, however, does not appear anywhere...
  • Valerie Jarrett to uniformed general: More wine, garçon!

    02/01/2011 10:14:30 PM PST · by mojitojoe · 43 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/1/2011 | Mike Riggs
    In Washington, bigwigs can misspeak and misstep a million times without drawing attention. And then there are the seemingly harmless moments that stick to a person like super glue: Joe Wilson barking “You lie!”; Jesse Jackson mumbling into a hot mic that he wants to castrate Barack Obama; Dan Quayle trying to spell things. Like coal crushed into diamonds by the pressure of a million eyeballs, such moments are forever. During an exclusive dinner hosted Monday by the Alfalfa Club, Obama adviser Valerie Jarret had just such a moment. And were it not for an irritated tipster, Jarret might have...
  • Comrade Obama's Kwanzaa Greetings

    12/28/2010 12:04:36 PM PST · by La Lydia · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Moonbattery ^ | December 28, 2010
    Yesterday Comrade Obama and the Bitter Half treated the nation to this uplifting Kwanzaa greeting: "Michelle and I extend our warmest thoughts and wishes to all those who are celebrating Kwanzaa this holiday season. Today is the first of a joyful seven-day celebration of African-American culture and heritage. The seven principles of Kwanzaa — Unity, Self-Determination, Collective Work and Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Purpose, Creativity and Faith — are some of the very values that make us Americans." Actually, these are the values that would make you not American, but Symbionese. They are the same concepts symbolized by the seven deadly...
  • Meghan McCain on Christine O'Donnell: 'Nutjob' (VIDEO) [Endorsed Mitt Romney, naturally!]

    10/28/2010 6:27:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    TV Squad ^ | October 28, 2010 | Donald Deane
    Meghan McCain had a few choice words for Christine O'Donnell on 'The Talk' (weekdays, syndicated), questioning the GOP Senate candidate's state of mind, but declining to comment specifically on Sarah Palin. "I ... called her a nutjob," McCain said tersely of O'Donnell. "I feel the same way right now." When asked by Julie Chen whether she thought Palin was unfair to father John McCain's campaign team after the 2008 Presidential election, McCain was cagey and instead mentioned who she plans to support in 2012. "It's irrelevant at this point. I've so moved on," she said. "I'm looking at 2012. I've...
  • UPDATE ON: German Terror Suspect Arrested in Kenya

    10/13/2010 3:36:44 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies
    TERROR FREE SOMALIA - blog ^ | October 12, 2010 | n/a
    NOTE The following blog entry is a quote: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2010 update on : German terror suspect arrested in Kenya UPDATE ON German detained in Kenya on terror suspicion-report Kenyan police said on Tuesday they had arrested a suspected German militant and deported him shortly after issuing an alert about his presence in the country. Police spokesman Eric Kiraithe said Sascha Alessandro Boettcher, who arrived in Kenya on September 22, was arrested in Mtwapa outside the coastal city of Mombasa."Kindly note that the suspect has been arrested from a private residence in Mtwapa and deported back to Germany," Kiraithe...
  • Simmons: Blumenthal must apologize [Veteran calls for prosecution of Blumenthal]

    05/18/2010 10:34:12 AM PDT · by neverdem · 41 replies · 1,145+ views ^ | 05/18/2010 | Ted Mann
    AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File In this Jan. 6, 2010 file photo, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal announces his candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by the retirement of fellow Democrat Christopher Dodd in Hartford, Conn. Blumenthal is defending himself against a New York Times report he misstated his military service in Vietnam. Hartford - Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, the leading Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, was scrambling Tuesday to control the political fall-out from his 2008 remarks falsely stating he served in Vietnam during his time in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. Blumenthal plans a press conference at...
  • { Esteban Núñez } Ex-speaker's son pleads guilty to manslaughter, faces 16 years in prison

    05/05/2010 9:41:12 PM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies · 453+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/5/10 | Jim Sanders
    The 21-year-old son of former Assembly Speaker Fabian Núñez pleaded guilty Wednesday in connection with the stabbing death of a college student on the San Diego State University campus and faces up to 16 years in prison. In plea bargains, Esteban Núñez and co-defendant Ryan Jett, 24, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, and they admitted using a knife and causing great bodily injury. The two face maximum sentences of 16 years in prison when they are sentenced June 25 in San Diego Superior Court, the San Diego District Attorney's Office said in...
  • Obama's 17-minute, 2,500-word response to woman's claim of being 'over-taxed'

    04/02/2010 5:24:56 PM PDT · by Typical_Whitey · 112 replies · 4,970+ views
    Washington post ^ | 4/2/10 | Anne E. Kornblut
    CHARLOTTE - Even by President Obama's loquacious standards, an answer he gave here on health care Friday was a doozy. Toward the end of a question-and-answer session with workers at an advanced battery technology manufacturer, a woman named Doris stood to ask the president whether it was a "wise decision to add more taxes to us with the health care" package. "We are over-taxed as it is," Doris said bluntly. Obama started out feisty. "Well, let's talk about that, because this is an area where there's been just a whole lot of misinformation, and I'm going to have to work...
  • Martinez native accused of dressing up as hero (Fake Marine w/ Fake Navy Cross )

    11/12/2009 1:18:32 PM PST · by csvset · 44 replies · 3,700+ views
    SFGate ^ | November 12, 2009 | Henry K. Lee
    MARTINEZ -- A Martinez high school graduate will appear in federal court today on charges that he masqueraded as a decorated military veteran after being photographed wearing a host of fake medals, including the Navy Cross and the Purple Heart, authorities said. Steven Douglas Burton, 39, of Palm Springs was charged last week in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles with unauthorized wearing of military medals or decorations, a misdemeanor. Burton has never served in the military, authorities say. They say he works at a bank in Palm Springs. He is expected to enter a not-guilty plea today in a...
  • Barack Obama really does go on a bit

    04/05/2009 11:00:10 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 92 replies · 4,609+ views
    Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | April 5, 2009 | Iain Martin
    Isn't it time for him to go home yet? It is good, in theory, that the new President of the United States is taking so much time to tour Europe. He arrived in London last Tuesday, has been to Strasbourg, Prague yesterday and now he's off to Turkey. It shows, I suppose, that he cares about the outside world and that is 'A Good Thing'. But his long stay means that we are hearing rather a lot from him, way too much in fact. His speeches have long under-delivered, usually leaving a faintly empty sensation in this listener even though...
  • “The Mark Levin Show,” Thread – Wednesday, May 30, 2007

    05/30/2007 2:31:12 PM PDT · by Fudd Fan · 444 replies · 4,019+ views
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  • Al-Sadr attempts to re-position himself as a leader of all Iraqis [more bad news for Al-Sadr]

    04/08/2007 4:31:42 PM PDT · by jdm · 16 replies · 814+ views
    McClatchy Washington Bureau ^ | April 08, 2007 | Leila Fadel and Shashank Bengali
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - With his powerful anti-American movement losing its footing amid U.S.-led round-ups and military operations, the Shiite Muslim cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is trying to recast himself in his one-time image as a national resistance figure for all Iraqis - Shiite and Sunni alike. In central Baghdad, a large billboard featuring al-Sadr's defiant visage proclaims: "I'm not Shiite/I'm not Sunni/But I am Iraqi." On Monday, the fourth anniversary of the U.S. conquest of Baghdad, al-Sadr ordered his followers to unite in the holy city of Najaf in a "mammoth demonstration" against the U.S. military presence and to "raise the...
  • Freddy Krueger Wannabe Slashes Friend, Gets Slammer

    04/06/2007 7:31:59 AM PDT · by bedolido · 7 replies · 389+ views
    TMZ ^ | 4-6-2007 | staff writer
    Call it "A Nightmare on Bulwer Road." A British man, Jason Moore, could spend the rest of his life in the clink for attacking his friend John-Paul Skamarski with a knife-equipped glove -- much like the one Freddy Krueger used to snag his prey in the "Nightmare on Elm Street" horror flicks.
  • American Legion Commander's Vietnam Vet Credentials Questioned; Morin Served in N.J.

    12/03/2006 2:59:56 PM PST · by T-Bird45 · 100 replies · 2,741+ views
    AP ^ | 12/3/06 | Staff
    The national commander of the American Legion never served in Vietnam although he describes himself as a "Vietnam veteran," a newspaper reported Sunday. Paul A. Morin, who was elected Aug. 31 to a one-year term as commander of the nation's largest veterans organization, spent his time in the Army from 1972 to 1974 at Fort Dix, N.J., The Boston Sunday Globe reported. Neither the federal government nor the 2.7 million-member American Legion makes a formal distinction between veterans who served in Vietnam and those known as "Vietnam-era" veterans. "I am a Vietnam veteran," Morin, of Chicopee in western Massachusetts, told...