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  • Feds crack down on Chinese 'birth tourism'

    03/04/2015 9:16:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind
    Fox News ^ | 03/04/2015 | By William La Jeunesse, Laura Prabucki
    Airfare from the U.S. to China and a months-long stay in an Orange County, Calif., apartment: $80,000. A baby born a U.S. citizen: priceless. In the largest operation of its kind, early Tuesday morning federal officials in Southern California served warrants at "Chinese birthing houses" or "maternity hotels," where wealthy Chinese nationals paid up to $80,000 for the sole purpose of giving birth in the U.S. to obtain citizenship for their children, earning in-state tuition to U.S. universities for them and permanent U.S. residency for the parents. "It is essentially citizenship for sale," said Center for Immigration Studies analyst Jessica...
  • Widow of dead Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev may face charges for attack: report

    03/04/2015 9:14:19 AM PST · by redreno
    http://www.nydailynews.com ^ | 03/04/2015 | BY Jason Silverstein
    The trial for the Boston Marathon bombing might become a family affair. Katherine Russell, the widow of slain suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, could face criminal charges for the April 2013 terror attack, ABC News reported. Police reportedly believe that Russell knew about the havoc Tsarnaev and his younger brother, Dzhokar, planned for the marathon, and failed to let authorities know about it. Dzhokar Tsarnaev is currently on trial for the attack.
  • The Rubio – Lee tax overhaul plan is… better than nothing

    03/04/2015 9:13:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/04/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    I know that a lot of tax reform hawks were hoping for more of a complete overhaul, perhaps taking the form of an entirely new system which replaces the progressive tax code with a completely alternate structure. (Something along the lines of a flat tax, consumption tax, etc.) It doesn’t look like that will be happening any time soon, but Marco Rubio and Mike Lee are at least looking at some simplifications. GOP Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Mike Lee of Utah are rolling out an overhaul of the tax code on Wednesday that, among other things, consolidates...
  • Hacked emails: Saudi money financed Benghazi attack Intel reportedly sent to Hillary by Clinton

    03/04/2015 9:07:04 AM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    wnd ^ | 3/3/2015 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – An email reportedly sent to Hillary Clinton by former Clinton White House staffer Sidney Blumenthal quotes an intelligence source providing information that “wealthy Sunni Islamists in Saudi Arabia” funded the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. special mission in Benghazi. The leaked emails were published by Russia Today, which says it was forwarded the emails from Blumenthal’s AOL account by the hacker using the alias “Guccifer.” “Guccifer” reportedly hacked Blumenthal’s email in March 2013. Guccifer has since been identified as Marcel Lazar Lehel, a Romanian hacker serving a seven-year sentence for hacking into the accounts of...
  • Voters Unlikely to Care Much About the Hillary Clinton Email Furor

    03/04/2015 9:06:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 4, 2015 | Brendan Nyhan
    The report Monday that Hillary Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state raises a number of important questions about government transparency and access to public records. Unsurprisingly, however, the conversation quickly veered from matters of policy into ominous speculation about the political consequences for Mrs. Clinton, the Democratic Party presidential front-runner, including hyperbolic suggestions that the emails could “shake up the 2016 race,” cause irreparable damage to her, cause her to lose the general election, or even help force her out of the race.
  • VANITY: Why I believe the Clinton E-Mail scandal is her doom

    03/04/2015 9:05:59 AM PST · by Buckeye Battle Cry · 12 replies
    That the New York Times broke this story on Hillary running State through off-the-record e-mail systems/servers is quite telling. Team Obama does not want Hillary succeeding Barack. He sees Elizabeth Warren as a much more worthy successor to his revolution. Besides Obama detests Sid Vicious Blumenthal. That Hillary was using him as her de facto deputy at State must enrage Obama since Obama specifically dictated that Blumenthal is to have ZERO official dealings with HIS administration. This scandal has legs specifically because El Jefe Obama wants it to. Hillary is in DEEP Kim Chee. Your thoughts?
  • Now Hold On A Minute How Does This Work Again? - Missile Guidance System

    03/04/2015 9:03:36 AM PST · by Abathar · 9 replies
    Liveleak.com ^ | Jan-28-2015
    I'm so confused now... (video at link)
  • Will the 2016 campaign theme be … populist control? ("Hold off giving me over a million dollars")

    03/04/2015 9:02:26 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 4, 2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Everyone loves populism, as long as they can control it. If that sounds like a contradiction in terms to readers, welcome to the 2016 presidential cycle. Both parties have stoked grassroots populist fervor over the last few years in order to generate passionate turnout among the base. For Republicans, it’s the Tea Party, and for Democrats, it’s the progressive Occupy Wall Street activists and supporters. Both take aim at their vision of the “establishment,” and even have some overlap on how they define it. One thing is for certain, though, and that is that the establishment in both parties want...
  • Betrayal Papers Part 3: Obama’s Scandals and Assaults on Freedoms Explained

    03/04/2015 9:01:26 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 1 replies
    Right Side News ^ | March 4, 1015 | Betrayal Papers
    Last week was part 2, this weekThe Betrayal Papers Part I – Under Obama: U.S. Captured by the Muslim Brotherhood, presented a picture of a conspiracy that is manipulating the American government. Part II – In Plain Sight: A National Security “Smoking Gun” named several people in the Obama administration who have documented associations to Muslim Brotherhood front groups and the State of Qatar. This article will explore the deliberate strategy of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Obama administration to cripple the middle class and to steer the American economy, as well as identify, to the extent possible, their role...
  • Support rising for use of ground troops

    03/04/2015 9:00:50 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/04/2015 | Mark Hensch
    Support for using ground troops in the battle against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is on the rise, according to a new survey.A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday found that 62 percent of voters in the United States would support using combat troops in Iraq and Syria. Only 30 percent would oppose it, and overall support for deploying troops against ISIS was strong regardless of party, gender or age. ADVERTISEMENT Seventy-three percent of Republicans surveyed would approve the use of ground troops, as would 53 percent of Democrats. The poll also found strong support for ground...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    03/04/2015 9:00:11 AM PST · by Hiskid · 2 replies
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  • Media Matters founder wants New York Times 'correction' on Hillary emails report (90s nostalgia)

    03/04/2015 8:58:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 4, 2015 | Eddie Scarry
    David Brock, founder of the liberal Media Matters watchdog and a Hillary Clinton loyalist, said on Wednesday that a New York Times report on Clinton's email practices while secretary of state was "sloppily done" and "based on a false premise." "The piece didn't stand up to scrutiny after it was published," said Brock on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," where he called on the Times to issue a correction to the report, which was written by Michael S. Schmidt and published Monday night.
  • Republican Leadership Admits they are Democrats

    03/04/2015 8:57:18 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    To all of you Republicans who keep arguing that we have to keep voting Republican until we get majorities, etc, and blah-blah-blah: have you been paying attention to why the Republican leadership says they caved on the DHS/Immigration funding? At least one of them said it was because “We were never going to win in the Congress.” Now let me see: the Republicans were given the House, Senate and White House under Bush W and they out-spent every Democrat President in history. Then they gave us TARP and the Patriot Act. Now the Republicans are back in control of the...
  • New monkey species discovered in the Amazon rainforest

    03/04/2015 8:56:19 AM PST · by Red Badger · 6 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 03-04-2015 | by Sarah Rakowski & by Fauna & Flora International
    Scientists have discovered a new species of titi monkey in Brazil, according to a recent paper published in scientific journal Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia. Titis are new world monkeys found across South America. These tree-dwelling primates have long, soft fur and live in small family groups consisting of a monogamous pair and their offspring. Rather touchingly, they are often observed sitting or sleeping with their tails entwined. In 2011, researcher Julio César Dalponte spotted an unusual looking titi monkey on the east bank of the Roosevelt River, whose colouration did not match any known species. Intrigued, a team of...
  • Jeb Bush, John Boehner And The Anti-Reagan Republican Establishment

    03/04/2015 8:54:42 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    conservativehq.com ^ | 3/4/15 | George Rasley
    Ronald Reagan gained the Republican nomination for president, and eventually won the White House in 1980, by welding together all of the grassroots discontents with the Washington and Republican establishments and building what became known as the “three-legged stool” of the Reagan coalition; anti-communist national defense conservatives, fiscal conservatives and social conservatives. The new Republican majority in Congress was forged by adding the limited government constitutional conservatives of the Tea Party movement to that three-legged stool. Practically every poll we see tells us that coalition represents a majority of the American electorate and should have been a solid and stable...
  • Nominate Judith Curry as the next Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change

    03/04/2015 8:53:55 AM PST · by Bulwinkle · 4 replies
    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, an organization created by the World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations Environmental Programme, will elect a new chair this year. The post is currently being filled by an interim chair following the resignation of Rajendra Pachauri. The United States has currentlynominaredDr. Chris Field. We petition the current administration to withdraw his nomination and instead nominate Judith Curry. Judith A. Curry is an American climatologist and former chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her integrity, understanding of the science and related policy issues make her...
  • ‘Quit Catholic Schools if You Can’t Stand Our Principles’

    03/04/2015 8:53:08 AM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Ghana Web ^ | 3/14/15
    The President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference, Most Rev. Joseph Osei-Bonsu has dared students who cannot comply with the religious rules and practices in Catholic schools to quit and move to other schools, if they so desire. According to him, many of the students who attend Catholic schools chose the schools because of the age- long discipline and religious ethics that have existed in those schools. His comment follows a statement by the Bishops Conference Tuesday that directed heads of Catholic schools to “remain resolute” and continue with all religious practices and training associated with the Catholic faith despite a...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WOR AM, March 4, 2015

    03/04/2015 8:49:58 AM PST · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | March 4, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Hacker Reveals Contents from Hillary’s Private E-Mails and Shows Who She Was Talking To

    03/04/2015 8:47:37 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 40 replies
    Independet Journal Review ^ | 03/04/2015 | Larry O'Connor
    It appears Hillary Clinton was conducting serious and sensitive international affairs on her private email account. She also kept up confidential correspondence with a political operative who hasn’t worked for the government in over a decade.The revelation that Secretary of State Clinton used a private e-mail account rather than an official State Department e-mail struck many as troubling and potentially criminal.Experts in government transparency have debate the legality, and also the consequences of the emails. Patrice McDermott, head of Open The Government coalition, said: “What she did was not technically illegal. It was highly inappropriate and it was inappropriate for the...
  • The Shadow Over the Clintons

    03/04/2015 8:47:16 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 2 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 3/4/2015 | George Neumayr
    The portrait of Bill Clinton that hangs at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington contains a curious shadow. The meaning of that shadow was explained to the press this week by the artist of the portrait, Nelson Shanks. He told reporters that he used a blue dress, a reference to Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky, as the object of the shadow. No president is a hero to his valet or portraitist, apparently. “The reality is [Clinton's] probably the most famous liar of all time. He and his administration did some very good things, of course, but I could never get...
  • Did Netanyahu change some minds? Democrats slammed the Israeli leader's address

    03/04/2015 8:45:43 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    KIFI-TV / CNN ^ | March 4, 2015 | Jeremy Diamond, CNN
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left a partisan Congress roiling in the wake of his controversial speech on Tuesday, with Republicans and Democrats largely split on how the dramatic address was received. Progressive Democrats slammed the Israeli leader's address and Republicans felt vindicated and emboldened by a speech that brought nearly every member of Congress to their feet and drew whoops of approval from a packed gallery. Netanyahu sought to rally members of Congress and public opinion against the pending Iran nuclear deal under negotiation, but his hawkish rhetoric and break from diplomatic protocol rankled some Democrats. Others, though, suggested...
  • The Betrayal Papers (Part III): Obama and Muslim Brotherhood Conspire to Destroy America from Within

    03/04/2015 8:43:36 AM PST · by Randall_S · 2 replies
    Joe Miller ^ | March 4, 2015 | Coalition of Concerned Citizens
    The Betrayal Papers Part I – Under Obama: U.S. Captured by the Muslim Brotherhood, presented a picture of a conspiracy that is manipulating the American government. Part II – In Plain Sight: A National Security “Smoking Gun” named several people in the Obama administration who have documented associations to Muslim Brotherhood front groups and the State of Qatar. This article will explore the deliberate strategy of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Obama administration to cripple the middle class and to steer the American economy, as well as identify, to the extent possible, their role in many Obama scandals. Introduction What...
  • There are literally tons of human poop on Mount Everest

    03/04/2015 8:43:00 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 40 replies
    vox ^ | 3-4-2015 | Joseph Stromberg
    Mount Everest has a feces problem. Each year, hundreds of people attempt to climb the world's tallest mountain, spending weeks at four camps en route to adjust to the low levels of oxygen in the air. It's now estimated that they leave behind up to 26,500 pounds of excrement annually — and it's getting to the point where the pits of poop and urine surrounding these camps are becoming a serious environmental and health problem. "It is a health hazard and the issue needs to be addressed," Dawa Steven Sherpa, an Everest expedition leader since 2008, told the AP Tuesday....
  • Your identity is up for grabs

    03/04/2015 8:41:56 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 2 replies
    Human Events ^ | 03/04/2015 | Bre Payton
    This article originally appeared on watchdog.org.Look out, your identity is likely in the hands of a fraudster. But the question remains: Has it been used to fraudulently obtain federal student loans or other government assistance?You may never know, because government funds like a Pell Grant doesn’t show up on your credit report, said Haywood Talcove, chief executive officer of LexisNexis Special Services, the world’s largest provider of public-records database applications for government and commercial organizations.Or you may find out that someone has claimed federal education funds in your name when you fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid,...
  • Around Half A Million 'Ghost Guns' On California's Streets

    03/04/2015 8:40:03 AM PST · by Enterprise · 34 replies
    www.kmjnow.com ^ | March 3, 2015 | Unknown
    FRESNO (KMJ) -- Federal agents say there could be as many as half a million untraceable guns on the streets of California. They're called 'ghost guns' - firearms with no serial numbers and no means of identifying them. They're turning up at crime scenes - and investigators then have nothing to go on to find out who was involved. "People are buying these knowing there's no paper trial", says ATF Agent Graham Barlowe. "There's no way to trace it back to them - there's no accountability on their part. "When you're asking yourself why would someone spend $5000 on a...
  • Some Glimmers Of Hope From SCOTUS In ACA Case

    03/04/2015 8:38:02 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    There are glimmers of hope contained in the reports of today's Supreme Court arguments in the case brought by the Competitive Enterprise Institute challenging federal subsidies to people who buy health insurance on the exchanges.This case is all about whether the language in a statute is to be interpreted without regard to any other sections of the statute or whether context is important. Justice Elena Kagan framed a question around that very issue.SCOTUSBlog: But much of the early questioning was dominated by a real-life hypothetical from Justice Kagan, suggesting that petitioner’s reading does not accord with everyday usage.She offered...
  • Shell Canada withdraws application for Pierre River heavy oil project

    03/04/2015 8:35:26 AM PST · by thackney · 3 replies
    Oil Gas Journal ^ | 03/03/2015 | OGJ editors
    Shell Canada Ltd. has withdrawn its regulatory application for the proposed Pierre River heavy oil mine north of Fort McMurray. The Pierre River Mine (PRM) application outlined a proposal for 200,000 b/d. The project “remains a very long-term opportunity for us, but it’s not currently a priority,” said Lorraine Mitchelmore, Shell Canada president and executive vice-president, heavy oil. “We will continue to hold the leases and can reapply in the future when the time is right,” she said. PRM had been joined with an application for a 100,000-b/d expansion of the Jackpine Mine, but Shell separated the applications in 2009....
  • How To Get An F On A Test Drive

    03/04/2015 8:33:19 AM PST · by blueunicorn6 · 8 replies
    Nothing Better To Do | March 4, 2015 | blueunicorn6
    I finally had to put Old Gus out of my misery. Gus was the pickup I inherited from my Father. I wouldn't call Dad a hoarder, but the man had a collection of shoestrings. "Well, the boots might wear out, but you can always use the strings for stuff like hanging up pictures." You should have seen his art collection. Naked Mexican ladies hanging by a shoestring. That sounds like a new Showtime series. But I digress. Old Gus was like a brother to me. In fact, in Dad's will, he left me to Gus. Oh, I'll bet the lawyer...
  • Rare-Earth Clocks, Sm-Nd and Lu-Hf Dating Models: Radioactive Dating, Part 5

    03/04/2015 8:32:11 AM PST · by fishtank · 2 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Mar 2015 | Vernon R. Cupps, Ph.D.
    Rare-Earth Clocks, Sm-Nd and Lu-Hf Dating Models: Radioactive Dating, Part 5 by Vernon R. Cupps, Ph.D. * Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. (Colossians 2:8) Author’s note: I was about nineteen when I realized Darwinian evolution was unscientific and completely rejected it, but I didn’t give much thought to a “young earth” at the time. Decades later, when I was in my mid-50s, I came to believe in a young-earth view of creation after taking the time...
  • DOJ pulls a “Lois Lerner” on Ferguson

    03/04/2015 8:31:45 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 6 replies
    TheBlackSphere.net ^ | 03/04/2015 | Kevin Jackson
    Mad that he couldn’t get a conviction of a good cop who happens to be white, against a thug who happens to be black, the most racist and worst Attorney General in the history of this country decided he will get his pound of flesh from Ferguson “by any means necessary.” Holder has targeted Ferguson, because he says the city has a racial bias in policing. The government measures such nonsense for political expediency, as Holder has little concern for cities around Ferguson with statistical “bias” 14 times that of Ferguson (see MO Attorney General stats below). Let’s look at the...
  • Tsarnaev's lawyer admits he carried out Boston bombing

    03/04/2015 8:28:24 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 27 replies
    fox ^ | 3-4-2015 | DENISE LAVOIE AP Legal Affairs Writer
    "He believed that he was a soldier in a holy war against Americans," Assistant U.S. Attorney William Weinreb said. "He also believed that by winning that victory, he had taken a step toward reaching paradise. That was his motive for committing these crimes." A shaggy-haired, goateed Tsarnaev, 21, slouched in his seat and looked at Weinreb as the prosecutor launched into his opening statement. Three people were killed and more than 260 hurt when two pressure-cooker bombs exploded near the finish line seconds apart on April 15, 2013. Tsarnaev is accused of carrying out the attacks with his older brother,...
  • Looking at 2016? Cruz hires prominent Iowa social conservative

    03/04/2015 8:26:10 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | March 4, 2015 | Kevin Diaz
    Texas Republican Ted Cruz, bolstering his national network for a possible 2016 presidential bid, named conservative Iowa GOP activist Bryan English as a top political advisor. English served as director of communications and public relations for the Iowa Family Policy Center (now the Iowa Family Leader), where he was instrumental in the group’s efforts to oppose same-sex marriage during the 2009 Iowa Supreme Court battle. Prior to that, he worked as U.S. Rep. Steve King’s policy advisor and district representative in the first-in-the-nation caucus state of Iowa, where he managed relationships with key constituent coalitions, particularly faith-based and community groups...
  • Clinton ran own computer system for her official emails (sneaky thunderthighs!)

    03/04/2015 8:18:46 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 19 replies
    AP ^ | 03/04/15 | By JACK GILLUM and TED BRIDIS
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The computer server that transmitted and received Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails - on a private account she used exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state - traced back to an Internet service registered to her family's home in Chappaqua, New York, according to Internet records reviewed by The Associated Press. The highly unusual practice of a Cabinet-level official physically running her own email would have given Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate, impressive control over limiting access to her message archives. It also would distinguish Clinton's secretive email practices as far more sophisticated than...
  • AUDIO: Obama Admin Is ‘Going After’ Gun Dealers [VIDEO]

    03/04/2015 8:17:23 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/3/2015 | Patrick Howley
    The Obama administration’s Operation Choke Point program targets gun and ammunition dealers and tries to make life “miserable” for businesses that it doesn’t like, a payment processor told a Choke Point victim in jarring new audio. Operation Choke Point is a program by which the Department of Justice works with other administration agencies, including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, to force banks to shut down accounts of businesses that it objects to. The program purports to fight fraudulent businesses, but has instead targeted many gun and ammunition dealers and other lawful businesses.
  • Rep. Jim Clyburn, Democrats boycott Benjamin Netanyahu speech praised by Republicans

    03/04/2015 8:15:13 AM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 11 replies
    The Post and Courier ^ | March 3, 2015 | Schuyler Kropf
    South Carolina’s U.S. Rep Jim Clyburn was among nearly six dozen Democrats who boycotted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s warning to a joint session of Congress not to strike a deal that puts Iran on the path to nuclear weapons.
  • Fraud Starts to Take a Bite Out of Apple Pay

    03/04/2015 8:14:33 AM PST · by 11th Commandment · 13 replies
    WSJ Online ^ | March 3, 2015 7:59 p.m. ET | DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI and ROBIN SIDEL
    It didn’t take long for fraud to find its way to Apple Pay. Some banks are witnessing a growing incidence of fraud on Apple Inc.’s mobile-payment service as criminals exploit vulnerabilities ...... The problem was brought to light in late February ..by Cherian Abraham, ..... He said fraud “is growing like a weed, and the bank is unable to tell friend from foe.”Mr. Abraham said it isn’t “an anomaly” for fraud to account for about 6% of Apple Pay transactions, compared with about 0.1% on transactions that involve swiping a credit card.Banks pay Apple 0.15% of every transaction made on...
  • Hundreds of skeletons found under Paris supermarket

    03/04/2015 8:14:17 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/3 | Ashley Fantz
    Workers digging underneath a Paris supermarket have made an unsettling discovery: as many as 200 skeletons. The grocery store, Monoprix, was doing some renovations in January and workers removing an underground wall discovered the bones. The area was apparently part of a cemetery for the Hospital of the Trinity, according to CNN affiliate, France's BFM-TV. The cemetery operated from the 12th century to around the 17th century. Researchers and archeologists are conducting carbon dating and DNA testing to try to figure out when and why the people died, the affiliate said. It's clear they all died around the same time,...
  • Saudi Columnist: Netanyahu Is Right To Insist On Addressing Congress About Iran Deal

    03/04/2015 8:10:43 AM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 9 replies
    "I will conclude by saying the following: Since Obama is the godfather of the prefabricated revolutions in the Arab world, and since he is the ally of political Islam, [which is] the caring mother of [all] the terrorist organizations, and since he is working to sign an agreement with Iran that will come at the expense of the U.S.'s longtime allies in the Gulf, I am very glad of Netanyahu's firm stance and [his decision] to speak against the nuclear agreement at the American Congress despite the Obama administration's anger and fury. I believe that Netanyahu's conduct will serve our...
  • De Blasio Announces Addition Of Muslim Holidays To NYC Public Schools Calendar

    03/04/2015 8:09:54 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 18 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 03/04/2015 | CBS New York
    New York City public schools have added two Muslim holidays to the school calendar, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina announced Wednesday. Schools will now close for Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, making New York City the largest school district in the nation to recognize the two holidays on the official school calendar. “We are committed to having a school calendar that reflects and honors the extraordinary diversity of our students,” said Farina. De Blasio said the change means that Muslim families won’t be forced to choose between observing the holidays and sending their kids to school....
  • Gabby Giffords, Democrat Lawmakers Relaunch Background Check Push

    03/04/2015 8:09:38 AM PST · by rktman · 23 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/4/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On March 4, gun control proponent Gabby Giffords will join Democrat lawmakers to push for expanded background checks on Capitol Hill. Representative Mike Thompson (D-CA) is spearheading the push.
  • Obama Evolves on Goal of Nuclear Free World: Crossing the Rubicon

    03/04/2015 8:09:27 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-4-2015 | MOTUS
    How ironic.The only evidence to survive the great Obama pre-presidential document purge of 2006-2008 was an article in the March,1983 Columbia student newspaper on the benefits of a nuclear free world.  How it slipped past the purginators is a mystery, but given the New York Times did an article on it in 2009 titled Obama’s Youth Shaped His Nuclear-Free Vision, I can only conclude it was not a slipup. He was clearly trying to sort out his thoughts. In the conclusion, he denounced “the twisted logic of which we are a part today” and praised student efforts to realize “the...
  • Sheriff Judd: Suspect in police shootout has ties to sheriff's office

    03/04/2015 8:09:24 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 3 replies
    Two Lake Wales police officers are recovering Wednesday after being shot at by a local man Tuesday night. They are expected to be alright, but authorities say the situation could have been much worse. The Polk County Sheriff's Office says it happened just before 6 p.m. when Officers John Schwarze and Benjamin Metz responded to a call at a home on the 700 block of Hillside Avenue. The homeowner, 58-year-old John Goepferich, reported shots fired and said he needed police, but detectives now believe he was just trying to lure the officers to his home. When they arrived, Lake Wales...
  • Police and Social Services Blamed Victims of Muslim Sex Gangs for their Abuse

    03/04/2015 8:08:01 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 6 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/04/2015 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    A report into the systematic abuse of white girls at the hands of Asian, mainly Pakistani men has found that the police and social services didn’t do anything to prevent the abuse because they blamed the girls, some of whom were as young as 11, for the abuse.
  • Former Pittsburg State professor pleads guilty to fraud (Nigerian scam)

    03/04/2015 8:02:53 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    KAKE.com ^ | 03/04/2015
    <p>PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) — A former Pittsburg State University professor has admitted defrauding a Nigerian graduate student exchange program he led at the university out of more than $140,000.</p> <p>The Joplin Globe reports 61-year-old Michael Muoghalu pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in Wichita to wire fraud and money laundering.</p>
  • Idaho Sheriff: The 2nd Amendment Is Your Concealed Carry Permit

    03/04/2015 8:01:31 AM PST · by rktman · 10 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/3/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Idaho is one of the many states now considering a repeal of the requirement for a concealed carry permit in order to carry a firearm in public. Bonner County Sheriff Daryl Wheeler supports the move, suggesting the 2nd Amendment acts as citizens’ concealed carry permit.
  • Moms Demand Loses: WV Senate Votes to Repeal Concealed Permit Requirement

    03/04/2015 7:58:30 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/3/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America has been on somewhat of a skid for quite some time, from Staples’ headquarters telling group members to get off its property to Starbucks refusing to ban guns in its stores–Moms Demand Action’s claims notwithstanding–to Kroger, Fred Meyer, Harris Teeter, and Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) ignoring its gun control requests, as well.
  • I just got a weird solicitation email from Hillary Clinton. Can I trust it?

    03/04/2015 7:56:14 AM PST · by dead · 37 replies
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    From:Hillary Clinton Chappaqua Tel: 212-80-34069502 Dear Sir/Madam This letter is not intended to to cause any embarrassment but just to contact your esteem self-following the knowledge of your high repute and trustworthiness. I am Hillary Clinton, the wife of the former United Statsian Head of State Jefferson Clinton who now serves peoples of wealth limited by poverty.If you are conversant with world news,you would understand better,while I got your contacts through my personal research. Please,I need your assistance to make this happen and please; do not undermine it because it will also be a source of upliftment to you also.You...
  • POLICE: Two arrested after 5-year-old forced to sleep with ball-and-chain

    03/04/2015 7:54:14 AM PST · by BCW · 19 replies
    WDRB News ^ | 04 MAR 2015 | WDRB News
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky State Police say two people are facing criminal abuse charges after they forced a five-year-old child to sleep shackled to a ball-and-chain. According to court documents, it happened on Feb. 7 when a Kentucky State Police trooper visited a home on School Hollow Road in Milton, Kentucky, to check on the welfare of a five-year-old boy. When the trooper arrived, he says he was met by 32-year-old Darrin W. McDaniel, who was standing on the porch. McDaniel's girlfriend, 31-year-old April Vantyle, arrived a few minutes later. The trooper informed them that he was there to...
  • Putin's War Has Come to the Pews

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  • Why ‘Jihadi John’ did not have a job

    03/04/2015 7:52:49 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/04/15 | Arthur Weinreb
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