Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $50,505
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 57%!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: 1

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Legendary singer Vic Damone dies at age 89

    02/12/2018 9:27:16 AM PST · by Borges · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/12/2018
    Legendary crooner Vic Damone passed away on Sunday at the age of 89, his family tells Fox News. Damone, whose smooth baritone led Frank Sinatra to famously declare he “had the best pipes in the business,” died at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Fla., surrounded by several close relatives. Damone also received a call from his friend, President Donald Trump, at the hospital in the days before he died, his family said.
  • ‘All I know is murder' (P Eagles/Super Bowl)

    02/04/2018 3:04:32 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 14 replies
    Everything you need to know about the Super Bowl can be found in the rap hit “Dreams and Nightmares,” by Meek Mill. But which more truthfully could be named after a line in the song: "The Murder Game" or "All I Know Is Murder." Everything about how far professional football has fallen and how the NFL celebrates the obscene, the vulgar, the dangerous, and the foolish will be on full display as that song blares as the Eagles take the field. This song that the Eagle players have chosen is about guns, drugs, money, bitches, and murder, over and over...
  • Senate Dems take deal, clearing way to end shutdown

    01/22/2018 9:44:48 AM PST · by jazusamo · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 22, 2018 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Democrats say they are accepting a deal with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for an immigration vote, clearing the way for passage of a bill to reopen the federal government. McConnell, early Monday, promised to take up an immigration bill that would protect an estimated 800,000 "Dreamers" from deportation, under an open amendment process, if Democrats would agree to end the government shutdown. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y) said that pledge was enough for his caucus to accept a three-week government funding bill, which is now set to pass at noon. "After several discussions, offers and counteroffers,...
  • The Dow Jones hits 26,000 just moments after the opening bell.

    01/16/2018 6:36:15 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 10 replies
    The Dow Jones hits 26,000 just moments after the opening bell. #DowJones #StockMarket #WallStreet #Dow26K  
  • Bannon stepping down from Brietbart (just now on Fox TV live)

    01/09/2018 1:14:26 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 11 replies
    Holy crappola...I don't have a live source, Batman. Just heard it on live Fox TV (that delightful Melissa Francis announcing).
  • Hatch announces retirement from Senate

    01/02/2018 11:22:11 AM PST · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 2, 2018 | Lisa Hagan
    Video at link. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), the longest-serving GOP senator in U.S. history, announced Tuesday that he'll retire at the end of his term. Hatch made the announcement in a video posted on Twitter. The announcement is a blow to President Trump, who has publicly encouraged him to run for reelection. The 83-year-old senator appeared to be signaling in recent weeks that he’d run for an eighth term in 2018, even though he previously said he’d retire when his term is up in January 2019. The powerful Senate Finance Committee chairman played a significant role in helping Republicans pass...
  • Papa John's founder out as CEO weeks after NFL comments

    12/21/2017 2:07:16 PM PST · by Dacula · 67 replies
    AJC ^ | 12/21/17 | AP Retail Writer
    Papa John's founder John Schnatter will step down as CEO next month, about two months after he publicly criticized the NFL leadership over national anthem protests by football players — comments for which the company later apologized.

    12/19/2017 9:49:14 PM PST · by JME_FAN · 54 replies
    CSPAN | 12-19-2017 | JME_FAN
  • Cardinal Bernard Law, central figure in abuse scandal, dies

    12/19/2017 9:11:47 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 2 replies
    BOSTON (AP) — An official with the Catholic Church says Cardinal Bernard Law, the disgraced former archbishop of Boston, has died at 86. Law recently had recently been hospitalized in Rome. The official asked to remain anonymous because he was not authorized to announce the death to the public. Law was the Boston archbishop in 2002 when court documents revealed he had failed to stop priests who molested children.
  • Amtrak train derails over I-5

    12/18/2017 8:43:32 AM PST · by djf · 14 replies
    An Amtrak train derailed this morning off a bridge over I5 near Dupont, Washington. Details pending...
  • McCain returns to Arizona, won't vote on GOP tax bill: report

    12/17/2017 12:39:33 PM PST · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 17, 2017 | Jacgueline Thomsen
    Meghan's tweet at link. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is returning to Arizona and will miss the final vote on his party’s tax bill this week, CBS News reported Sunday. McCain, who has been hospitalized at Walter Reed Medical Center suffering from the side effects of his treatment for brain cancer, reportedly left Washington, D.C., on Sunday to return home for the holidays. This means he will not be in D.C. for the GOP tax bill vote, which is expected to take place early in the week. Republicans have won over two key votes for the measure, meaning they should still...
  • NBC Made Payment To Staffer After Sexual Harassment Claim Against Chris Matthews

    12/16/2017 7:25:19 PM PST · by Az Joe · 89 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/16/2017 | Amber Athey
    (That thrill wasn't up his leg!) An MSNBC spokesman confirmed Saturday the company made a separation-related payment to one of Chris Matthews employees after the woman complained about sexual harassment. Two sources familiar with the situation told The Daily Caller that Matthews paid $40,000 to settle with an assistant producer on his show, “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” in 1999 after she accused him of harassment. An MSNBC spokesperson contested that claim to the Caller, saying the company instead paid significantly less as part of a severance package.
  • Democrat: Rumor is Trump could fire Mueller before Christmas

    12/16/2017 2:43:05 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12-16-2017 | Josh Delk
    Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) said Friday that "rumors" on Capitol Hill suggest President Trump could fire special counsel Robert Mueller before Christmas, after Congress leaves Washington for the winter recess. “The rumor on the Hill when I left yesterday was that the president was going to make a significant speech at the end of next week. And on Dec. 22, when we are out of D.C., he was going to fire Robert Mueller," Speier told California's KQED News.
  • Time’s Person of the Year is ‘The Silence Breakers’ of #MeToo Movement

    12/06/2017 5:04:12 AM PST · by be-baw · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 6, 2017 | Erik Ortiz
    "The Silence Breakers" of the #MeToo movement, who gave a voice to sexual assault and harassment survivors — and showed them that they are not alone — is Time's 2017 Person of the Year, the magazine revealed exclusively Wednesday morning on "Today." While the concept of #MeToo was started years ago by activist Tarana Burke, its use became part of the national conversation in October after celebrities on social media used it to share their own sexual abuse stories in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal. The wave of stories prompted people from all walks of life to add...
  • Jim Nabors, actor who portrayed Gomer Pyle on Andy Griffith show, has died

    11/30/2017 9:55:07 AM PST · by Cementjungle · 4 replies
    WPTV ^ | 11/30/2017 | Scripps National Desk
    Jim Nabors, a longtime actor best known for playing Gomer Pyle on the Andy Griffith show, died Thursday at the age of 87. More on this as it develops.
  • Rep. James Clyburn Compares John Conyers’ Accusers to Notorious Murderer, Implies He is Victim of...

    11/29/2017 5:56:16 PM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/29/17 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    The congressman also reportedly noted that Conyers’ accusers are “all white women.”The remarks were first reported by Robert Draper, a writer for The New York Times Magazine, who insists that Clyburn has made the statements multiple times to both staffers and other members of Congress.Clyburn took to Twitter to deny the allegations, but Draper stuck with his story and asserted that his sources are solid.“This is inaccurate in many regards. That discussion had nothing to with Conyers,” Clyburn tweeted at Draper.In response, the reporter quoted Clyburn’s tweet and asked, “that discussion was specifically & exclusively about Conyers, according to 2...
  • Matt Lauer Fired for Inappropriate Behavior - Just Announced!!!!

    11/29/2017 4:04:27 AM PST · by Tenacious 1 · 254 replies
    Vanity | 11/29/17 | Tenacious1
    Just saw on Today show. Matt Lauer Fired!!!
  • Texas Congressman Joe Barton Apologizes for Sending Nude Pic to Woman, Not His Wife

    11/22/2017 11:14:14 AM PST · by Alter Kaker · 316 replies
    TMZ ^ | 11/21/2017
    Texas Congressman Joe Barton sent nudes and illicit text messages to a woman, and he's apologizing for the graphic image first revealed by a Twitter user. Barton, a Republican, sent the nude photo showing his penis. The Twitter user censored the image, and also revealed a sext that reads, "I want u soo bad. Right now."
  • CBS News suspends Charlie Rose, PBS to halt production following sexual harassment report

    11/20/2017 2:53:57 PM PST · by BusterDog · 96 replies
    Bye Charlie
  • Fats Domino Has Died

    10/25/2017 8:39:41 AM PDT · by mapffel · 20 replies ^ | October 25, 2017 | John Pope
    By John Pope, The Times-Picayune Fats Domino, a portly piano-playing prodigy from the Lower 9th Ward whose boogie-woogie way with rhythm and blues made him a pioneer in the development of rock 'n' roll with songs such as "Ain't That a Shame," "Blue Monday" and "I'm Walkin'," has died. He was 89. Mr. Domino, a lifelong New Orleanian who dominated pop and R&B charts from 1949 until the early 1960s, lived in splendor in a house on Caffin Avenue until floodwaters overwhelmed his home, along with the rest of the Lower 9th Ward, when Hurricane Katrina struck on...