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  • Events in Baltimore Reflect a ‘Slow-Rolling Crisis’ Across U.S., Obama Says

    04/28/2015 1:09:22 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 28, 2015 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
    WASHINGTON — President Obama responded with passion and frustration on Tuesday to the violence that has rocked Baltimore and other cities after the deaths of young black men in the hands of the police, saying it was part of a “slow-rolling crisis” that demanded a period of national soul-searching to resolve. Speaking in the White House Rose Garden, Mr. Obama called for “full transparency and accountability” in a Department of Justice investigation into the death of Freddie Gray, the young black man who died of a spinal cord injury sustained while in police custody. But he also said his thoughts...
  • Baltimore City Council President Apologizes to Rioters (for calling them thugs)

    04/28/2015 1:02:25 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | April 28, 2015
    The president of the Baltimore City Council apologized for calling rioters “thugs” at a press conference Tuesday, calling those responsible for the violence “misdirected” youths.
  • Ted Cruz Courts Jewish Republicans

    04/28/2015 12:56:40 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 4 replies
    WSJ ^ | Apr 25, 2015 | ALEJANDRO LAZO
    LAS VEGAS—Sen. Ted Cruz appeared to charm a crowded room of influential Jewish Republicans convening in Las Vegas on Saturday, presenting a withering critique of President Obama’s foreign policy and pointing to what he said was his ardent support of Israel.Mr. Cruz mixed humor with pointed jabs at top Democrats: President Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The Texas Republican’s was the first in a line of speeches open to media at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s annual meeting here.“So tell me, is this the Ready for Hillary group?” Mr. Cruz said to guffaws....
  • Pope Francis Steps Up Campaign on Climate Change, to Conservatives’ Alarm

    04/28/2015 12:54:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | 04/28/2015 | By CORAL DAVENPORT and LAURIE GOODSTEIN
    Since his first homily in 2013, Pope Francis has preached about the need to protect the earth and all of creation as part of a broad message on the environment. It has caused little controversy so far. But now, as Francis prepares to deliver what is likely to be a highly influential encyclical this summer on environmental degradation and the effects of human-caused climate change on the poor, he is alarming some conservatives in the United States who are loath to see the Catholic Church reposition itself as a mighty voice in a cause they do not believe in. As...
  • What ABC Left Out of the Bruce Jenner Special

    04/28/2015 12:51:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 04/28/2015 | by John Ziegler |
    Conservatives have rightly reacted with amusement to various elements of the modestly titled blockbuster ABC special, “Bruce Jenner, The Interview.” After all, Diane Sawyer was literally more shocked that Jenner came “out” as a conservative, than she was that he came out as a woman. Also, much of the highly-rated two-hour special felt much like an exercise in pushing the public to embrace, or even celebrate, something that many believe to be an acquired mental disorder. Understandably, conservatives get very nervous when a liberal media monolith determines that only one opinion on a subject (theirs) is valid and all variance...
  • Vatican and U.N. team up on climate change against skeptics

    04/28/2015 12:49:55 PM PDT · by PROCON · 9 replies
    reuters ^ | April 28, 2015 | Philip Pullella
    (Reuters) - The Vatican and the United Nations teamed up to warn the world of the effects of climate change on Tuesday, coming down firmly against skeptics who deny human activities help change global weather patterns. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon discussed climate change with the pope before opening a one-day conference of scientists and religious leaders called "The Moral Dimensions of Climate Change and Sustainable Development".
  • Firms Paid Bill Clinton Millions As They Lobbied Hillary Clinton At State Department

    04/28/2015 12:48:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 04/28/2015 | By Andrew Perez, David Sirota , Matthew Cunningham-Cook
    Former President Bill Clinton accepted more than $2.5 million in speaking fees from 13 major corporations and trade associations that lobbied the U.S. State Department while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, an International Business Times investigation has found. The fees were paid directly to the former president, and not directed to his philanthropic foundation. Many of the companies that paid Bill Clinton for these speeches -- a roster of global giants that includes Microsoft, Oracle and Dell -- engaged him within the same three-month period in which they were also lobbying the State Department in pursuit of their policy...
  • Obama Calls For Nationwide "Soul-Searching" Amid Violence In Baltimore

    04/28/2015 12:43:56 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 45 replies
    rtt news ^ | 4-28-2015
    On the heels of rioting and looting in the city of Baltimore, President Barack Obama on Tuesday called on Americans to do some "soul-searching" regarding the issues that contribute to the violence. In a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Obama condemned the criminals engaging in violent acts and sought to draw a line between the rioters and the non-violent protesters. "When individuals get crowbars and start prying open doors to loot, they're not protesting. They're not making a statement. They're stealing," Obama said. He added, "When they burn down a building, they're committing arson. And they're...
  • Why Alabamians should vote for Ted Cruz: guest opinion

    04/28/2015 12:37:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | April 28, 2015 | Jodi McDade, AL state Republican Executive Committee & Chair, Coosa County GOP
    The Presidential campaign for the 2016 election is getting under way and it is time to start researching the different candidates that have already entered the race or have expressed the possibility of doing so. I have been thinking about this for quite some time and I know exactly what I am looking for in the next President of the United States. I am looking for someone who knows the Constitution backwards and forwards – and who believes in it with all their soul. I am looking for someone who knows and loves the rule of law – and who...
  • Marriage equality is only the beginning...here’s what’s on the horizon for LGBTQ rights

    04/28/2015 12:35:52 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    salon ^ | 4/28/15 | KATIE MCDONOUGH
    The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear 2.5 hours of oral arguments that may very well determine the fate of marriage equality in the United States.... a victory for equal marriage would be a narrow win in the broader landscape. So what does the movement for LGBTQ justice look like if the marriage question is finally settled? Remarkably similar, since many of the kinds of discrimination LGBTQ people currently face will remain unaffected by the change. This is particularly true for the decisions we tend to associate with getting married, like where to live, where to work and how to...
  • What Makes Scott Walker Run? (Lefty puts Walker on the analyst couch)

    04/28/2015 12:31:53 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Urban Milwaukee ^ | April 28, 2015 | Bruce Murphy
    Scott Walker remains something of an enigma. Beyond the story of the Eagle Scout son of a Baptist preacher whose faith guides him, we’ve never gotten much of a glimmer of what drives him. It requires huge amounts of energy and long, exhausting days to attempt what Walker is doing — to run for president and campaign across the nation and make international political trips while still serving as governor — and that isn’t possible unless something very powerful is pushing you. But Walker always projects an icily calm persona, never revealing the least glimpse of any inner demons. A...
  • Israeli surrogate babies begin evacuation from Nepal

    04/28/2015 12:27:30 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 2 replies
    albawaba ^ | 4-28-2015
    Three surrogate-born babies and their Israeli parents were evacuated from Nepal, according to the Guardian. The families travelled in a small military plane that had transported a team of doctors who were dispatched to aid in the rescue efforts following Saturday’s deadly earthquake. According to the Guardian report, the babies were the few of many babies born to same-sex male couples in Nepal via surrogate mothers, as surrogacy for gay couples is illegal in Israel. Another 22 babies are awaiting evacuation, along with their parents who had made their way before the earthquake struck. Yossi Filiba, from Tel Aviv, arrived...
  • Obama’s Lawyer: Religious Institutions May Lose Tax-Exempt Status If Court Rules for Gay Marriage

    04/28/2015 12:21:30 PM PDT · by C19fan · 65 replies
    National Review Online ^ | April 28, 2015 | Joel Gehrke
    Religious institutions could be at risk of losing their tax-exempt status due to their beliefs about marriage if the Supreme Court holds that gay couples have a constitutional right to wed, President Obama’s attorney acknowledged to the Supreme Court today. “It’s certainly going to be an issue,” Solicitor General Donald Verrilli replied when Justice Samuel Alito asked if schools that support the traditional definition of marriage would have to be treated like schools that once opposed interracial marriage. “I don’t deny that.”
  • Orioles-White Sox game will be played Wednesday, closed to public

    04/28/2015 12:20:17 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4-28-2015 | ESPN/ABC News
    The Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox will play the finale of their three-game series Wednesday at Camden Yards in a game that will be closed to the public. The revised plan was announced Tuesday after widespread public unrest in Baltimore forced a postponement of a White Sox-Orioles game for the second consecutive day.
  • Lincoln sought to deport freed slaves

    04/28/2015 12:18:27 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 9, 2011 | Stephen Dinan
    The Great Emancipator was almost the Great Colonizer: Newly released documents show that to a greater degree than historians had previously known, President Lincoln laid the groundwork to ship freed slaves overseas to help prevent racial strife in the U.S. Just after he issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, Lincoln authorized plans to pursue a freedmen’s settlement in present-day Belize and another in Guyana, both colonial possessions of Great Britain at the time, said Phillip W. Magness, one of the researchers who uncovered the new documents.
  • Greenfield: Savages With Cell Phones

    04/28/2015 12:17:20 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 8 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Tuesday, April 28, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Tuesday, April 28, 2015 Savages With Cell Phones Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Race riots usually begin with criminality and end with criminality. They're protests by criminals on behalf of a dead criminal. The stores with smashed windows aren't the means to express outrage, but the end. The purpose of criminality is criminality. The police exist so that stores can remain unrobbed and random pedestrians can remain unbeaten. The protests express opposition to that policy by robbing stores and assaulting random white people. The police were never the problem. The looters and rioters were. The counterculture...
  • 150 New Jersey State Troopers Headed To Baltimore In Riot Aftermath

    04/28/2015 12:14:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Patch ^ | April 28, 2015 | Anthony Bellano
    New Jersey will send 150 state troopers to help deal with rioting in Baltimore, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said during a news conference on Tuesday. “We’re asking for volunteers and donations,” Hogan said. “We’ve been in communication with other states to bring in resources. Governor Christie in New Jersey has agreed to send in 150 New Jersey State Troopers and assets to help us.” The Governor’s Office confirmed the deployment on Twitter. “I spoke directly with Maryland Governor Larry Hogan last night and let him know that New Jersey is offering our full support and solidarity in their efforts to...
  • John McCain Lashes Out at Judicial Watch over Damning IRS Doc Release

    04/28/2015 12:13:33 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 38 replies
    PJMedia ^ | April 27, 2015 - 2:19 pm | Debra Heine
    The IRS documents released by the government watchdog group on April 9 revealed that the senator, along with Senator Carl Levin, pressured the agency to go after political nonprofits – which turned out to be overwhelmingly conservative non-profits.. A May 1, 2013, email exchange between Lois Lerner and other top IRS staffers revealed that 11 days prior to Lerner’s admission in a ABA meeting that the IRS had “inappropriately” targeted conservative groups, she met with select top staffers from the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee in a “marathon” meeting to discuss concerns raised by both Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) and Sen....
  • Why Is Pakistan More Legitimate than Israel?

    04/28/2015 12:12:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 28, 2015 | Dennis Prager
    Whenever I have received a call from a listener to my radio show challenging Israel's legitimacy, I have asked these people if they ever called a radio show to challenge any other country's legitimacy. In particular, I ask, have they ever questioned the legitimacy of Pakistan? The answer, of course, is always "no." In fact, no caller ever understood why I even mentioned Pakistan. There are two reasons for this. First, of all the 200-plus countries in the world, only Israel's legitimacy is challenged. So mentioning any other country seems strange to a caller. Second, almost no one outside of...
  • Wednesday’s White Sox-Orioles Game Moved To Afternoon, Will Be Closed To Public

    04/28/2015 12:12:03 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 35 replies
    Amid civil unrest in Baltimore, Wednesday’s game between the White Sox and Orioles at Camden Yards has been moved to a 1:05 p.m. CT/2:05 p.m. ET start and will be closed to the public, the Orioles announced Tuesday. The game had been scheduled for Wednesday night. The change comes after Monday and Tuesday’s games between the teams were postponed due to safety concerns after rioting broke out near the stadium. The latest round of demonstrations follow the recent death of Freddie Gray, 25, an African-American suspect who had been taken into police custody.
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham: Send U.S. troops to topple Assad

    04/28/2015 12:00:54 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 52 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 18 hours ago | Rick Newman
    Specific proposals to end the appalling violence in Syria, Yemen, and territories controlled by the Islamic State group are scarce in the nascent presidential campaign. That is about to change. Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina -- who tells Yahoo Finance he’s “92-and-a-half percent sure” he’s running for president -- wants to send U.S. troops back to the world’s most volatile region to stamp out vicious terrorism and remove Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. “Assad has to go,” he says in the video above. “We’re going to have to send some of our soldiers back into the Middle East.”
  • Biden Implores Ukraine to Do More to Fight Corruption

    04/28/2015 12:00:44 PM PDT · by McGruff · 14 replies
    AP ^ | Apr 28, 2015
    Vice President Joe Biden is imploring Ukraine's leaders to investigate and prosecute corruption that is rampant throughout the government. Biden says in a video message to a global aid conference for Ukraine that Russia is most fearful of a Ukraine that can't be bribed or coerced. He says Ukraine must fight corruption so that people in Russia can see what's possible when a country truly reforms.
  • New Jersey State Troopers Head to Baltimore

    04/28/2015 12:00:06 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 27 replies
    NBC ^ | 4/28 | NBC10 Staff
    The Office of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie confirmed Tuesday that members of the state's police force are heading to Baltimore to assist local authorities amid protests over Freddie Gray's death. About 150 New Jersey State Troopers are set to travel to Charm City Tuesday -- the day a mandatory curfew will begin for all city residents.
  • Grandmother Of Tampa Shooting Victim Laments Surge In Violence

    04/28/2015 11:56:11 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 8 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | April 27, 2015 | Dan Sukkivan
    TAMPA — Sitting on the front porch of her east Tampa home, Eva Bulmer spoke Monday about the gun violence that has struck her family three times in less than a year. First there was her grandson, George Oglesby, who survived after he was shot several times last summer on a short street lined with low-rent apartments on the city's eastern edge. Two weeks ago, a couple blocks away, two bullets knocked his older brother, Jarrod Coachman, off a motorbike. Before he died, Coachman told the cops who did it. They made an arrest. But the shooting didn't stop. On...
  • About Those Smoking Guns

    04/28/2015 11:50:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 28, 2015 | Mona Charen
    In January, Robert F. McDonnell, 71st governor of Virginia, was sentenced to two years in prison followed by two years of supervised release after his conviction on 11 counts of public corruption. He, and especially his wife, behaved badly. But it's worth taking a closer look at what was considered criminal in McDonnell's case, because, at least so far, some in the press are suggesting that Hillary Clinton's conduct must meet a much higher threshold to be considered problematic. When ABC's George Stephanopoulos interviewed Peter Schweizer, author of "Clinton Cash" on Sunday, Stephanopoulos played the informal role of Clinton defense...
  • The entire history of the world, in 1 chart

    04/28/2015 11:49:43 AM PDT · by iowamark · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 27 | Ana Swanson
    The 5-foot-long chart below has an ambitious goal: To record 4,000 years of history in a single graphic. Drawn by John B. Sparks of Rand McNally and Company in 1931, the chart traces world history from the Egyptian Empire through the Assyrians, Persians, Romans and Huns through the early 20th Century. It’s clearly a Eurocentric and dated view of the world’s history: The colors represent different racial groupings, as they were perceived in the 1930s – “Mediterranean People,” “Alpine People,” and “Mongolian People.” The width ostensibly shows the rise and fall of these groupings, though that metric seems far from...
  • Dems urge special immigrant status for Nepal earthquake victims

    04/28/2015 11:46:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 28, 2015 | By Cristina Marcos
    Two House Democrats want the Department of Homeland Security to grant a temporary immigrant status for Nepalese nationals affected by the country's earthquake. Democratic Reps. Al Green (Texas) and Mike Honda (Calif.) have introduced a bill to establish a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to citizens of Nepal so that they are protected from deportation or detainment. TPS is frequently authorized in conditions that prevent safe return of a country's citizens, such as a civil war or natural disaster. Under the legislation, Nepalese applicants would be eligible for TPS if they had been legally present in the U.S. since April 25,...
  • Are You Waiting for the Church to Change Her Teachings?

    04/28/2015 11:45:01 AM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Catholic Stand ^ | April 28, 2015 | Leila Miller
    If there is one sentiment that baffles me more than any other, it’s this:The Catholic Church will be changing her teachings, and I only need watch and wait. I am foolish for not seeing the “big picture” of how it’s all going to go down. It’s inevitable. The Church will come around, the Church will conform. It’s just a matter of time.In response, I question how many millennia have to pass without the Church changing before they’ll concede the point?Take a look at what a dissenting Catholic named James said to me just the other day, about the foolishness of...
  • In Puerto Rico, Jeb Bush Says He Lives ‘the Immigrant Experience’

    04/28/2015 11:42:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 28, 2015 | by Jeremy Peters
    Jeb Bush visited Puerto Rico on Tuesday and spoke in personal terms about “the power of the immigrant experience” as he challenged his party to be more respectful of Latino communities if it ever hopes to win back their votes. Latinos who are disillusioned with President Obama are willing to listen to Republicans like himself, Mr. Bush said at a campaign appearance at the Universidad Metropolitana. “But the fact is,” he added, “we’ve got to give that message, and we haven’t campaigned in communities to show respect and to listen.” “This is not crazy talk,” Mr. Bush, the former Florida...
  • The Result Of Cultural Marxism

    04/28/2015 11:40:06 AM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 5 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 04/28/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    “We must be ready to employ trickery, deceit, law-breaking, withholding and concealing truth…We can and we must write in a language which sows among the masses hatred, scorn, and the like towards those who disagree with us”, wrote Vladimir Lenin. The basis of Lenin’s statement is very much alive today within the Democrat party as they relentlessly attack and sow hatred towards cultural, moral, and religious institutions that conservatives hold dear. “This is the basis of the great cultural war we’re undergoing…. We are two countries now. We are two countries morally, culturally, socially, and theologically. Cultural wars do not...
  • North Texas Community Colleges Have State's Highest Number of Undocumented Students

    04/28/2015 11:37:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    KERA News (NPR) ^ | April 28, 2015 | By STELLA M. CHÁVEZ
    Texas legislators are debating whether to repeal the Texas Dream Act. Signed by then-Governor Rick Perry in 2001, the law allows certain undocumented students to pay in-state tuition. A recent Texas Tribune analysis revealed that the majority of undocumented students who pay in-state tuition rates don't attend four-year universities – they’re in community colleges. And most are in school here in North Texas. Like many immigrants, Alejandra Miranda and her parents left their native El Salvador for a “better life.” That was 12 years ago. She’s 23 now and enrolled at North Lake College in Irving. As she sat in...
  • Audit: California departments break law, game personnel system for money

    04/28/2015 11:35:02 AM PDT · by WonkyTonky · 3 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 4-10-15 | Jon Ortiz and Jim Miller
    The report released Friday on the Department of Finance’s website did not include an estimate of how much money departments hoard by breaking the law, but it confirms a 2014 Sacramento Bee investigation that concluded tens of millions of tax dollars earmarked to pay workers is hoarded and funneled to other purposes. By law, departments are supposed to forfeit money for a position that goes unfilled for six months, returning it to its source fund for reallocation. But as The Bee’s report and the new state audit found, departments deceptively move employees between jobs ahead of the six-month deadline. They...
  • NASA May Have Invented a Warp Drive

    04/28/2015 11:32:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    IGN ^ | April 28, 2015 | David Porter
    The EmDrive, an experimental propulsion device, may be producing a warp field. According to posts on the NASA Space Flight forum, when lasers were fired into the EmDrive resonance chamber, it was found that some of the beams were travelling faster than the speed of light. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)If this is true, then it would mean that the EmDrive is producing a warp field or bubble. A forum post says that "this signature (the interference pattern) on the EmDrive looks just like what a warp bubble looks like. And the math behind the warp bubble apparently matches the interference pattern found in...
  • Spanking suspect re-arrested

    04/28/2015 11:32:33 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 15 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 4-28-15 | Jessica York
    The 30-year-old Soquel man accused of slapping two joggers’ butts Thursday morning was re-arrested over the weekend. Lee Cast posted bail Friday, after Santa Cruz police arrested him in relation to an alleged sexual assault on a Santa Cruz runner on Bay Avenue. A second jogger making the same allegations for an encounter later Thursday morning on Portola Drive did not come forward until after Cast’s release from jail, Santa Cruz police Lt. Bernie Escalante said.
  • US defense commitment to Japan 'ironclad', includes Senkakus: Kerry

    04/28/2015 11:30:59 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 14 replies
    BI ^ | Apr. 27, 2015, 12:13 PM | AFP
    The US commitment to the defense of Japan is "ironclad," top US diplomat John Kerry vowed Monday
  • Blackburn: Clintons Helped Themselves, Not The People of Haiti

    04/28/2015 11:22:45 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Apr 2015 | Pam Key
    Monday on Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show,” Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) said the Clintons did not do good work in Haiti, but instead used the tragic 2010 earthquake funds to fill their friends’ pockets. Blackburn explained when the government of Haiti set up the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission (IHRC), and named Bill Clinton as co-chair is when the “tangled web” began, leaving many complaints unanswered at the time. “It is just amazing when you look at this tangled web they have woven,” she said. “The State Department, with Secretary Clinton in charge, decides they’re going to embark on what...
  • Bipartisanship Is Busting Out All Over

    04/28/2015 11:21:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 28, 2015 | Michael Barone
    Like spring, bipartisanship is busting out all over. Even more so maybe: Washington in a time of alleged global warming is suffering through a chilly, wet springtime, but bipartisanship is sprouting up like gangbusters. Exhibit A is the Corker-Cardin legislation, passed unanimously in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, providing for limited congressional review of negotiations with Iran over its nuclear weapons program. Exhibit B is the legislation combating human trafficking, passed unanimously by the Senate last Wednesday. Exhibit C is the elimination of the annual "doc fix," engineered by Speaker John Boehner and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. These legislative...

    04/28/2015 11:17:28 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Apr 2015 | ALEX SWOYER
    GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is speaking out about the Baltimore rioting.“Today 85,000 Baltimore city children will not be going to school. Buildings have been set ablaze, stores have been looted, the police in the streets have been seriously injured, and strict curfews have been imposed,” Cruz says. “No man, woman, or child should fear for his or her safety in America–not in their schools, not in their neighborhoods, not in their cities–but today families are scared.”More than 15 police officers were injured Monday night after high school students began to riot after school and the violence continued...
  • Smashed, looted and burned by the mob: Inside the destruction of Baltimore as shopkeepers [tr]

    04/28/2015 11:06:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 28, 2015 | Daniel Bates and Ben Ashford
    The full extent of the damage done by the violence and rioting in Baltimore is graphically revealed today. Dozens of shops, businesses and gas stations were burned and ransacked across the city as the streets were turned into a 'war zone'. Shopkeepers told Daily Mail Online that they fled in terror as looters rampaged in as they were still inside - and stole everything. A family of four had to flee their apartment above the liquor store they owned when it was set ablaze underneath them. And a gas station owner said that he had lost $50,000 after his ATM...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Iranian Source Confirms Seizure of US Owned Ship

    04/28/2015 11:05:11 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 39 replies
    Fars News Agency ^ | April 28, 2015
    TEHRAN (FNA)- An informed source in Iran confirmed earlier reports that the Iranian Navy has seized a US ship in the Persian Gulf, adding that the ship is Marshall Islands-flagged, but is owned by the US. "The ship is a trade vessel and has been seized by the Iranian navy at the request of Iran's Ports and Maritime Organization," the source told FNA on Tuesday. "The ship was seized after a relevant court order was issued for its confiscation," he added, indicating that the the IPMO had monetary differences with the ship owner. The source said the ship is a...
  • Scott Walker up double digits in Iowa: poll

    04/28/2015 11:01:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 28, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    A new poll shows Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker sitting atop a handful of 2016 GOP contenders in the early presidential state of Iowa, notching a 10-point lead over his nearest rival. Mr. Walker, who has not yet officially declared his candidacy, was the choice of 23 percent of Republicans, followed by Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida at 13 percent and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at 12 percent, according to the survey released Tuesday by the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling......................"
  • Professor: Riots in Baltimore a Result of "White Privilege"

    04/28/2015 10:52:39 AM PDT · by rightistight · 94 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/28/15 | Aurelius
    According to Professor Cody Pogue, the riots occurring in Baltimore are, in part, due to white privilege. Pogue teaches at Houston Community College and San Jacinto College. Today Pogue wrote an article titled, “The Baltimore riots within the context of White Privilege.” His article begins, “I do not approve of the riots in Baltimore. At the same time, I do not understand what else we expect them to do. Numerous studies have proven that, in America today, white people are more privileged than black people.” Pogue then writes about “white privilege,” saying that, “White people nearly always get the benefit...
  • Help! I hate my kid's coach

    04/28/2015 10:50:15 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 32 replies
    The ProScoutSports LLC blog ^ | April 28, 2015 | Todd Starowitz
    Most of us have had a coach we just couldn't stand. Just the sight of him or her made you bleed as your incisors did jumping jacks on your bottom lip as you endeavored, sometimes unsuccessfully, to keep your mouth shut.
  • Suzanne Crough of the 'Partridge Family' dies at 52, report says

    04/28/2015 10:38:37 AM PDT · by Borges · 81 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/28/2015
    Suzanne Crough, who played Tracy on the sitcom "The Partridge Family," died on Monday, according to TMZ. She was 52 years old. Crough played the youngest Partridge daughter from 1970 to 1974. A family member told TMZ, she died suddenly in her Nevada home.
  • The Gaystapo and the difference between Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler…

    04/28/2015 10:31:29 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 36 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-28-15 | Vince
    During an undergraduate Political Science class a few decades ago one of my professors discussed the difference between Stalin and Hitler. While both were indeed power hungry and responsible for the deaths of tens of millions of people, they were distinctly different in motivation. Stalin, he suggested, was completely focused on power. He didn’t care how he got it or who he had to work with or betray in order to get it or keep it. If you were in his way, he would crush you and not think twice about it. If however you got out of his way...
  • Iran Forces Open Fire On, Seize "Trespassing"US Cargo Ship With 34 People On Board, Arabiya Reports

    04/28/2015 10:28:06 AM PDT · by dontreadthis · 38 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/28/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Update 3: Turns out Iran did seize a ship, just not a US ship: PENTAGON SAYS NO US SHIP WAS SEIZED BY IRAN NON-U.S. SHIP MAY HAVE BEEN SEIZED BY IRAN, U.S. OFFICIAL SAYS IRANIAN MILITARY BOARDED MARSHALL ISLANDS-FLAGGED CARGO SHIP IRANIANS BOARDED MV MAERSK TIGRIS CARGO SHIP: PENTAGON Update 2: Curiously, while we were confident Iran would deny the report first, it was in fact the US: US NAVY DENIES CONFRONTATION WITH IRANIAN MILITARY: CNBC The good news is that it will be very easy to confirm who is lying and who is telling the truth, in a matter...
  • Inexpensive Home Defense Duo

    04/28/2015 10:27:49 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 34 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 4/28/2015 | Frank Jardim
    When Winchester produced its famous 1873 lever-action rifles and carbines, Colt wasted no time in chambering its single-action Army revolver in Winchester’s calibers from .44-40 down to .32-20. There are times when the quick handling and easy portability of a handgun is of paramount importance for self defense, but when faced with dire threats cowboys knew it was much better to have a repeating rifle. A handgun and long arm in the same caliber was a winner on the American frontier. From a self-defense standpoint, today’s shooters can find a practical, cost-effective, modern parallel to the 19th century Colt/Winchester...
  • Baltimore Riots Explode Leftist Race Myths

    04/28/2015 10:27:17 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 28,2015 | Ben Shapiro
    As rioters rushed through the streets of Baltimore, torching police vehicles, looting local stores, and attacking police officers and reporters alike, some intrepid leftists justified the activity.
  • CNN Ranks Number 2 in Cable News in Viewers & Adults 25-54 for the Month of April

    04/28/2015 10:26:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    TV By The Numbers ^ | April 28, 2015 | By Sara Bibel
    CNN ranked #2 in cable news in April, easily topping MSNBC in Total Day among both total viewers and adults 25-54, and M-Su and M-F primetime in the demo 25-54. The network has now beaten MSNBC for 10 straight months in Total Day among both total viewers and the demo. CNN Program Highlights: The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer (5-7pm) ranked #2 in cable news in the demo (157k) ahead of MSNBC by +134% (67k) and up +9% vs. year ago, while MSNBC was down by -54%. Erin Burnett Outfront (7pm) easily beat MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews in the...
  • White Sox-Orioles game postponed for second straight night

    04/28/2015 10:24:02 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 42 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4/28/15 | Colleen Kane
    The White Sox game against the Orioles at Camden Yards was postponed for the second straight night due to security concerns amid the violent protests that broke out in the city’s streets. The Orioles said the decision was made in conjunction with Major League Baseball and local and state officials. There was no immediate word about the makeup dates for the games or the status of Wednesday night’s game at Camden Yards.