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  • Billionaire Warren Buffett Pledges to Drive Voters to the Polls in Nov.

    08/01/2016 7:17:26 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 63 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 8/1/16 | Asher Klein
    "I’m gonna be doing selfies, whatever it takes," Buffett said, before introducing Hillary Clinton at a rally in Omaha, Nebraska Buffett pledged to "take at least 10 people to the polls who otherwise would have had difficulty getting there" on November 8, challenging his congressional district to "give America a civics lesson."
  • Why Warren Buffett Is Campaigning for Hillary Clinton—And How Much He’s Spending To Do It

    08/01/2016 6:54:48 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Time.com ^ | 8/1/16 | Alexandra Mondalek
    The Oracle of Omaha is one of several billionaires to back her. Hillary Clinton may be having a tough time reaching average American voters, but she’s having no trouble courting billionaires. On Monday afternoon, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett delivered a speech at a Hillary Clinton campaign event in his hometown, a few months after endorsing the Democratic nominee for president. ...In October 2014, Buffett gave $25,000, the most he’s donated to benefit any single candidate, to a Super PAC dedicated to helping Clinton, called Ready for Hillary. To be sure, Buffett has given sums totaling $30,000 or more to...
  • McKinsey’s secret $5bn fund in spotlight (yes, Clinton Related)

    06/06/2016 7:32:38 AM PDT · by Riflema · 8 replies
    FT ^ | June 5, 2016 6:05 pm | Miles Johnson and Harriet Agnew
    High quality global journalism requires investment. McKinsey, one of the world’s most influential consulting firms, has built up a secretive $5bn internal investment arm that manages the fortunes of its past and present partners, raising questions over possible conflicts of interest. Known as McKinsey Investment Office Partners, it is overseen by a 12-strong board of the consultant’s most senior partners and advisers, according to documents seen by the Financial Times.
  • Trump during rally: 'Look at my African-American over here' (Points at Supporter-Video)

    06/04/2016 6:53:15 AM PDT · by ghosthost · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6-3-2016 | Harper Neidig
    Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump on Friday pointed out a black audience member at a rally, drawing attention for his awkward phrasing. “Look at my African-American over here,” Trump said to the audience member during a rally in Redding, Calif. “Are you the greatest? You know what I’m talking about?"
  • Alert: If You’re Not On iOS 9.3.1 – UPDATE NOW.

    04/14/2016 7:28:50 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 13 replies
    Razorian Fly ^ | April 14, 2016
    The urgency? … a newly discovered variant of the 1970 glitch that could result in your device becoming inoperable if you happen to be running any version of iOS prior to iOS 9.3.1, and connect to a known Wi-Fi network.The issue revolves around a feature that has been present in Apple’s iOS operating system for sometime – that is, the ability for either an iPhone or iPad to connect to networks that you have personally connected to before, automatically.This is in actual fact super handy, and prevents the need to enter security information for said networks each time you which...
  • Michelle Obama’s Floral Outfits Cost 23 Times Average Annual Salary in Cuba

    03/22/2016 1:11:06 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 58 replies
    free beacon ^ | 3/22/16 | Morgan Chalfant
    The two floral dresses that first lady Michelle Obama sported in Cuba this week would not be affordable for the wide majority of individuals living in the repressive country. US Weekly recently spotlighted two outfits that Obama wore during appearances in Havana on Sunday and Monday that, according to a Free Beacon analysis, together cost more than 23 times the average annual state salary in Cuba recorded in 2014. When the president and his family landed in Cuba Sunday, the first lady descended Air Force One wearing a sleeveless, rose-print dress made by designer Carolina Herrera. The dress is currently...
  • 'Freight Train' Trump Hits All-Time High In Poll

    02/17/2016 6:47:18 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 43 replies
    wnd.com ^ | February 17
    Donald Trump has scored his highest numbers in a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday that found him with a 2-1 lead among Republican voters nationwide, with 39 percent. He's followed by Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida with 19 percent and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas with 18 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University National poll released today. Ohio Gov. John Kasich has 6 percent with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Dr. Ben Carson at 4 percent each. Nine percent are undecided. This compares to the results of a Feb. 5 survey by the independent Quinnipiac University, showing Trump with...
  • PROGRESSIVE “THOUGHT-BLOCKERS”: INCOME INEQUALITY

    02/11/2016 8:41:53 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 2/10/2016 | Bruce Thornton
    An ideological construct that exploits envy and resentment for political advantage. Throughout this primary season, Hillary Clinton and self-proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders have both been flogging the “crisis” of “income inequality,” which is “at the center of their campaigns,” according to CNN. Both have scourged the “greed” of the “1%,” called for higher taxes on the “rich,” and promised to expand and multiply government programs to rectify this injustice. Yet like other slogans progressives rely on, the idea of “income inequality” is an ideological construct, a statistical artifact that exploits envy and resentment for political advantage. The first problem with...
  • Why Millionaires Like Hillary Clinton: Here's why the Democrats are the Real Party of the Rich

    11/10/2015 8:40:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/10/2015 | Tyler O'Neil
    Photo courtesy AP Images Hillary Clinton has one key part of the electorate already in the tank for her candidacy — millionaires and CEOs. In Congress, Democrats represent the richest and most unequal districts in America. While liberal pundits attack the GOP as the party of the rich, the real plutocrats are on the other side of the aisle.How can this be? The Democrats rail against the abuses of the "one percent" and run on a platform of reducing income inequality, but the rich continue to support them. Liberals attack unregulated markets, call for unrealistic "green energy" proposals, and...
  • Kevin McCarthy just dropped out of race for speaker. (Just heard it on Rush)

    10/08/2015 9:30:35 AM PDT · by Signalman · 18 replies
    self | 10/8/2015 | self
    Kevin McCarthy just dropped out of race for speaker. (Just heard it on Rush)
  • Prosecutors Decline to Charge Caitlyn Jenner in Fatal Crash

    09/30/2015 12:03:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sep 30, 2015
    Prosecutors declined to charge Caitlyn Jenner on Wednesday in a California car crash that led to the death of another driver, saying there was not enough evidence for a conviction. Authorities said Jenner was towing an off-road vehicle on a trailer behind a Cadillac Escalade on Feb. 7 when she crashed into two cars, pushing one into oncoming traffic. Driver Kim Howe was killed when her Lexus was hit by a Hummer. "We believed from the start that a thorough and objective investigation would clear Caitlyn of any criminal wrongdoing," said Blair Berk, Jenner's attorney.
  • Boehner Will Resign from Congress

    09/25/2015 6:32:27 AM PDT · by abb · 458 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 25, 2015 | JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    Speaker John A. Boehner will resign from Congress and give up his House seat at the end of October, according to aides in his office.
  • Schwarzenegger named new host of 'Celebrity Apprentice'

    09/14/2015 10:04:39 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 14, 2015 | Neetzan Zimmerman
    Who better to replace celebrity turned politician Donald Trump as host of NBC’s "Celebrity Apprentice" than celebrity turned politician Arnold Schwarzenegger? No one, according to NBC. The network announced Monday morning that the former California governor will take over the seat relinquished by the GOP presidential front-runner when the show returns to the air next year. “I have always been a huge fan of ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ and the way it showcases the challenges and triumphs of business and teamwork,” Schwarzenegger said in a statement. “I am thrilled to bring my experience to the boardroom and to continue to raise...
  • Ex-State Dept. Staffer Who Set Up Clinton Home Server to Take 5th Amendment Before Congress

    09/02/2015 7:36:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/2/15 | Kristinn Taylor
    The Washington Post reported Wednesday night that a former Hillary Clinton State Department staffer who reportedly set up her home brew server will invoke his Fifth Amendment rights and refuse to testify to Congressional committees investigating Clinton’s home email system. Bryan Pagliano, though his attorney, informed the House Benghazi Select Committee which had subpoenaed him to testify on September 10, that he was declining to testify. The Post reported the letter cited the FBI investigation in to Clinton’s email system. Senate committees seeking Pagliano’s testimony were also informed he would be taking the Fifth. ““While we understand that Mr. Pagliano’s...
  • Donald Trump Throws Univision Anchor Jorge Ramos Out of Campaign Event

    08/25/2015 4:03:07 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 81 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 8/25/15 | Joe Otterson
    Univision anchor Jorge Ramos was escorted from a Donald Trump campaign event by security on Tuesday. The Spanish-language anchor attempted to ask Trump a question, to which Trump responded, “You haven’t been called.” He then told Ramos, “Go back to Univision.” More to come…
  • Safari tourist suspected in killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe

    07/28/2015 11:31:52 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | 28 july 15 | Don Melvin, Khushbu Shah and Elaine Ly
    Cecil the lion is dead, killed illegally in Zimbabwe, authorities allege, by a foreign hunter or hunters who paid about $55,000 for the privilege.
  • Adultery site Ashley Madison hacked, user data leaked (Schadenfreude)

    07/20/2015 7:04:35 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 36 replies
    CNBC.Com ^ | July 20, 2015 | Arjun Kharpal
    Hackers have stolen and leaked the personal details of users of Ashley Madison – a site that hooks up people who want to have affairs. A group or individual known as The Impact Team claimed to be behind the attack and that it had data on all of Ashley Madison's 37 million users and its partner sites, Cougar Life and Established Men, all owned by Canada's Avid Life Media (ALM). The Impact Team claims to have access to the company's user database and is threatening to release all of the information unless the site is taken down. So far the...
  • US Authorities Knew ‘El Chapo’ was Planning Escape

    07/13/2015 7:19:31 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 25 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 13 Jul 2015 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    Since 2014, U.S. federal agents learned of various plots by Mexico’s most famous drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman and his people to bust out of prison. The U.S. government shared that information with Mexico yet the capo still managed to escape. Last summer, the U.S Drug Enforcement Administration learned that El Chapo’s son Ivan Archibaldo Guzman had hired people with Mexican military backgrounds in order to plan an escape, the Wall Street Journal reported. Citing unnamed sources within the Justice Department, the publication mentions that another plot involved bribing prison employees into helping Guzman Loera escape. The Wall Street...
  • Clinton Denies Being Subpoenaed; Investigators Release Subpoena

    07/08/2015 4:26:02 PM PDT · by lbryce · 46 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | July 8, 2015 | Lachlan MCKay
    Lead Benghazi investigator looks to correct inaccuracy from Clinton’s first interview Hillary Clinton told CNN on Tuesday that she was never personally subpoenaed. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.) says that is simply false, and on Wednesday he released the documentation proving it. Clinton was personally subpoenaed as part of an investigation into the 2012 attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya, according to a copy of the subpoena released by Gowdy’s office. She was ordered to turn over emails to or from her personal email accounts, which she used to conduct official State Department business. “The committee has issued...
  • Trading halted on NYSE floor

    07/08/2015 8:48:37 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 157 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 8, 2015
    Trading in all symbols was temporarily halted on the New York Stock Exchange floor Wednesday due to an apparent technical issue. "NYSE/NYSE MKT has temporarily suspended trading in all symbols. Additional information will follow as soon as possible," the NYSE said in a statement on its status page. A technical issue caused the trading halt, Reuters reported, citing a source. Trading stopped around 11:30 a.m. ET.
  • Barack Obama’s Net Worth Has Risen 438% Since Running for President

    07/08/2015 6:42:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 5/13/14 | Justen Charters
    According to financial disclosure reports, President Obama has an estimated net worth of $7 million dollars. Since he was worth $1.3 million in 2007, that makes the millionaire 438% more wealthy than when he first ran for office... While the average US citizen has a median income of roughly $51,000, Obama rakes in the cash with an annual presidential salary of $400,000. In addition, he receives money from book royalties and other investments. Hypocrisy isn’t a stranger to the liberal elite. Michael Moore’s fifty million dollar fortune came from creating documentaries that makes free enterprise look like the same as...
  • Donald Trump: I'm Suing Univision for Hundreds Of Millions Over Miss USA

    06/25/2015 11:55:49 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 112 replies
    TMZ ^ | 25 June 2015 | TMZ Staff
    Donald Trump has a vision for Univision ... it involves a courtroom, a jury and a bank account that will be bled dry. Trump tells TMZ, he will sue Univision for "hundreds of millions of dollars" for breaching what he says is a binding, 5 year deal to air the Miss USA pageant. The Donald says Univision had no legal right to back out of the deal Thursday, based on his comments about Mexico and Mexicans, saying many of them who come here are drug dealers and rapists. Trump tells us, the contract, which was signed in January of this...
  • Banned by Amazon (Confederate Flag)

    06/23/2015 12:08:14 PM PDT · by C19fan · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | June 23, 2015 | David Goldman
    It seems like you can buy anything on Amazon. But there are actually a large number of products that the company doesn't allow in its online store. ........................................................ On Tuesday, Amazon followed other major retailers, including Wal-Mart (WMT) and Sears (SHLD), in banning sales of the Confederate flag. The Confederate flag has once again become toxic in the aftermath of a shooting last week at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Dick Van Patten has died

    06/23/2015 8:48:37 AM PDT · by vladimir998 · 23 replies
    Just saw it on Foxnews | 6.22.15 | vladimir998
    No details yet
  • Small-town newspaper claims switch pitcher Pat Venditte is 'amphibious'

    06/09/2015 11:03:08 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 41 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | June 9, 2015 | Extra Mustard
    Pat Venditte, the Oakland Athletics' switch-pitching sensation, has the ability to live on land and in water, according to the East Oregonian. The little paper published out of Pendleton, Oregon, ran a headline on a story about Venditte touting him as "amphibious" rather than ambidextrous.
  • Clinton Foundation Got Millions from Fiercely Anti-Gay African Church

    06/08/2015 6:33:06 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 29 replies
    Breibart ^ | June 8, 2015
    On the same evening Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was at a LGBT fundraiser in Washington D.C., Fox Business Network’s “After the Bell” aired a report on the Clinton Health Initiative receiving millions of dollars from the Cameroon Baptist Convention’s health board, part of a Baptist church that compares homosexuality with incest, human trafficking and bestiality calling it “devilish” behavior . The Wall Street Journal’s Dan Henninger, Reason Magazine Editor-in-Chief Matt Welch, and New York Post columnist Michael Goodwin reported on the donations as revealed by the newest list of donors from the Clinton Health Access Initiative, which lists the...
  • Hillary Has LGBT Fundraiser Tonight in Washington

    06/08/2015 2:10:34 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 18 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 8 Jun 15 | Daniel Halper
    Hillary Clinton is coming to Washington, D.C. for an LGBT fundraiser tonight. "Clinton will be in Washington, D.C., on Monday night for a fundraiser hosted by and attended by predominantly lesbian supporters," reports the Huffington Post. "About 120 people are expected to attend the event, which is being billed as 'an intimate fundraiser' at the Woman's National Democratic Club.
  • Jeb Bush Makes Big Move, Names Top Conservative Campaign Manager

    06/08/2015 1:19:48 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 44 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/8/15 | Matthew Boyle
    Danny Diaz of FP1 Strategies, a Republican political consulting firm, will be former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s campaign manager if Bush, as expected, announces he’s running for president. It’s a big move by Bush’s team, and a clear sign he’s making efforts to win back conservative voters and make inroads party-wide rather than just winning the establishment side of the primaries. Diaz has a long-standing positive reputation with tons of top conservatives, and has been plugged in with not just establishment Republicans but conservatives Washington-wide for years. “Danny Diaz, a 39-year-old Washington, D.C., native who has worked for the past...
  • Riots Reported at Summer Jam Concert at MetLife Stadium (New Jersey)

    06/07/2015 8:02:35 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 47 replies
    hasbrouck heights patch ^ | 06/07/2015 | Kayra Seymour
    Rioting has been reported at a concert at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford. According to multiple reports, the Hot 97 Summer Jam concert grew rowdy Sunday night, prompting State Police to use tear gas outside the gates, the Asbury Park Press reported. A state police armored vehicle tear gassed the crowd because concert goers, angry the gates were closed, threw bottles, the Asbury Park Press said. State Police officers were wearing riot gear and had their batons out, according to NBC New York. NBC New York reported tasers may have been used.
  • Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah [sic]

    06/06/2015 4:05:19 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 52 replies
    great minds on FR | June 6, 2015 | great minds on FR
    Wow. Flat-out, nearly wire to wire. What a runner.
  • APNewsBreak: Massive breach of federal personnel data

    06/04/2015 2:46:48 PM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 4, 2015 | KEN DILANIAN and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    Hackers broke into the U.S. government personnel office and stole identifying information of at least 4 million federal workers. The Department of Homeland Security said in a statement Thursday that at the beginning of May, data from the Office of Personnel Management and the Interior Department was compromised.
  • Sepp Blatter resigns as Fifa president

    06/02/2015 9:56:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 51 replies
    Itv.com ^ | 6/2/15
    Sepp Blatter has resigned as Fifa president amid growing pressure following widespread allegations of corruption at football's world governing body. A new election will be held on May 13th.
  • Obama + Clinton + Florida = fundraisers [Greed and the 1% Democrats]

    05/27/2015 3:25:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/25/15 | Jennifer Harper
    ...it’s time to rev up Air Force One...Obama has a pair of fundraisers to attend in Florida. On Wednesday he’s off to Miami to raise money for the Democratic National Committee...in the home of a local real estate kingpin, priced up to $33,400 a plate. Then it’s on to one of those private “roundtable discussions,” this at the home of a mortgage broker, fetching $33,400 a person... ...Hillary Rodham Clinton is bound for Florida as well, and yes, the two will be in Miami on the very same day. On Thursday, Mrs. Clinton attends a pair of “Conversations with Hillary”...
  • Omaha officer, wanted man die after shootout in Florence area

    05/20/2015 4:00:01 PM PDT · by LadyBuzz · 16 replies
    Omaha Herald ^ | 05/20/2015 | ob Glissmann, Alissa Skelton, Alia Conley and Kevin Cole
    An Omaha police officer and a suspect involved in a shootout Wednesday have died. Kerrie Orozco, 29, a gang unit officer was serving a warrant on the Metro Fugitive Task Force when she was shot.
  • Hoyer: Members of Congress deserve a raise

    05/19/2015 10:32:31 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 49 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/18/15 | Lauren French
    Most members of Congress make $174,000 a year. Two senior House Democrats say lawmakers deserve a raise. Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told reporters on Tuesday that he’s concerned that static congressional salaries — the pay level has remained the same since 2009 — will dissuade all but the uber-wealthy from serving in Congress. “This will be the seventh year in a row that we have not done a cost-of-living adjustment….I think it was appropriate at the time of the recession,” Hoyer said. “But to continue that on, we will dictate that the only people who can serve are the...
  • Nine dead in violent clash between rival biker gangs at Texas restaurant.

    05/17/2015 3:56:32 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 324 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 5/17/2015 | Mia De Graaf
    Nine people have been killed and 18 hospitalized in a shoot-out between rival biker gangs at a recruitment event in a Texas restaurant on Sunday afternoon. What started as a physical fight in the bathroom spilled out into the bar and rapidly escalated to involve chains, clubs, knives and gunfire across Twin Peaks Bar and Grill in Waco, local media reports. Diners, including young children, scrambled and many took shelter in the freezer as hundreds of gang members ran rampage around the booths, according to KXXV.
  • 9 Confirmed Dead in Biker Gang Shooting at Twin Peaks (Waco, TX)

    05/17/2015 2:36:49 PM PDT · by kristinn · 171 replies
    The Waco Tribune ^ | Sunday, May 17, 2015 | Olivia Messer
    ***Officers said there were multiple types of weapons used, including guns, chains, knives, bats and clubs.******“There were maybe 30 guns being fired in the parking lot, maybe 100 rounds,” said Michelle Logan, 37, who was at Twin Peaks at the time of the shooting and said she knows some of the victims. “They just opened fire.”*** UPDATE, 4:00 p.m.(CDT): At least nine people are confirmed dead in a shooting around noon Sunday at Twin Peaks restaurant, said Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton. All of the fatalities are members of biker gangs. No patrons, servers or less enforcement officials were...
  • earthquake off Japan, 6.8

    05/12/2015 2:57:09 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 39 replies
    USGS ^ | 5/12/15 | usgs
    big one, just listed 6.8 33km SE of Ofunato, Japan 2015-05-12 21:12:58 UTC
  • Small helicopter lands on Capitol lawn prompting lockdowns for Capitol, White House

    04/15/2015 11:12:46 AM PDT · by RS_Rider · 81 replies
    NewsChannel 8 ^ | 04-15-2015
    WASHINGTON (WJLA) -- A small helicopter has landed on the Capitol's West Front in D.C. and the pilot was taken into custody. The Capitol building and the White House are currently under lockdown. More details to come...
  • Breaking: Jury Reaches Verdict In Murder Trial Of Former NFL Star Aaron Hernandez (Title)

    04/15/2015 7:24:31 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 55 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 15, 2015 | FoxNews.Com
    Found Guilty Of First Degree Murder.
  • WIBC dropping Rush Limbaugh

    04/13/2015 2:31:57 PM PDT · by Skywise · 38 replies
    Indiana Business Journal ^ | 4/13/2015 | Anthony Schoettle
    WIBC-FM 93.1 is pulling the plug on "The Rush Limbaugh Show," a vastly popular program with conservative talk-radio fans and one of the most listened to in this market since it began airing on the station 22 years ago.
  • Countdown to Israel Attack: Russia Lifts Ban on Missile Sales to Iran

    04/13/2015 7:35:05 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Apr 2015 | Joel B. Pollak
    Russia announced Monday that it will sell Iran advanced S-300 surface-to-air missiles. The sale, which ends an embargo dating back to 2010, shows that President Barack Obama is rapidly losing control of the international consensus on Iran. It also sets Israel a deadline to attack Iran–since Israel has treated the S-300 system as a “red line,” and has attacked Syria several times recently to prevent advanced Russian air defense and anti-ship missile systems from becoming operational. Some Israeli analysts have recently suggested that Israel will only attack Iran if the regime’s nuclear program poses a direct and imminent threat–if the...
  • James Best, sheriff of ‘Hazzard,’ dies in Hickory at 88

    04/07/2015 3:24:56 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 62 replies
    http://www.charlotteobserver.com ^ | april 7, 2015 | mark washburn
    James Best, whose prolific career included 83 movies and 600 TV shows but is best remembered for his role as Rosco P. Coltrane, the bumbling sheriff of Hazzard, died Monday night in Hickory. Best was 88. He died in hospice after a brief illness of complications from pneumonia, said Steve Latshaw, a longtime friend and Hollywood colleague. Best’s career included roles in such movies as “The Caine Mutiny” with Humphrey Bogart and “Shenandoah” with Jimmy Stewart. After television came to the fore in the 1950s, Best found roles on popular shows like “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” and “The Andy Griffith Show.”...
  • Dems: Pay gun owners to hand over assault weapons

    04/06/2015 10:40:22 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 154 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 6, 2015 | Tim Devaney
    Gun owners would receive tax breaks for voluntarily turning in high-powered assault rifles under new legislation proposed Monday. The Support Assault Firearm Elimination and Education of our (SAFER) Streets Act expected to be reintroduced next week by Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) would provide gun owners with an incentive to turn in their firearms to local police departments. “Assault weapons are not about hunting, or even self-defense,” DeLauro said . “There is no reason on earth, other than to kill as many people as possible in as short a time as possible, that anyone needs a gun designed for a battlefield.”...
  • Arkansas Governor Asks Legislature to Change 'Religious Freedom' Bill

    04/01/2015 8:55:24 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    ABC News ^ | 04/01/2015 | CHRIS GOOD
    Arkansas Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson has asked his state's legislature to alter a religious-freedom bill sent to his desk before he will sign it. "I ask that changes be made in the legislature, and I've asked that the leaders of the General Assembly to recall the bill so that it can be amended to reflect the terms of the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act," Hutchinson said. The Governor noted that the bill applies to corporations and litigations between private citizens or entities, neither of which are included in the federal law signed by Bill Clinton.
  • Bowe Bergdahl, Once Missing U.S. Soldier, Charged with Desertion (Army presser 3:30 p.m. EDT)

    03/25/2015 11:04:10 AM PDT · by kristinn · 210 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | Dan Lamothe
    Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier who was recovered in Afghanistan last spring after five years in captivity, faces charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, according to his lawyer.
  • Iran rejects snap inspections of nuclear sites (as yet another deadline passes)

    03/24/2015 1:09:09 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | March 24, 2015, 9:48 pm
    An Iranian official on Tuesday rebuked the chief of the UN atomic agency for demanding snap inspections of Iran’s nuclear sites, saying the request hindered efforts to reach an agreement with world powers, state TV reported. Earlier this month Yukiya Amano, the head of the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency, said Tehran should agree to snap inspections to reassure the international community. Iran’s nuclear spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi said Amano’s comments harm the delicate negotiations. “It would be much better if Amano only talked about the IAEA’s seasonal and monthly reports,” he said, according to state TV. Last June, Kamalvandi said...
  • Passenger plane crashes in French Alps (Airbus A320 - 148 Onboard?)

    03/24/2015 3:55:35 AM PDT · by Drago · 336 replies
    The Local - Fr ^ | 03/24/2015 | Oliver Gee
    "An Airbus A320 has crashed in the southern French Alps, a security source has said." & "A Germanwings A320 has crashed in the southern French Alps, according to security sources."
  • Syria claims to shoot down US reconnaissance aircraft

    03/17/2015 1:35:41 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 10 replies
    ksla 13 / AP ^ | 3-17-2015
    <p>DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - Syria's state news agency says the country's air defense forces have shot down a U.S. reconnaissance aircraft.</p> <p>SANA says the aircraft was downed Tuesday north of the coastal city of Latakia. It provided no further details.</p>
  • BREAKING: Two Ferguson Police Officers Shot – One in Face – OUTSIDE POLICE DEPT.

    03/11/2015 10:55:58 PM PDT · by kristinn · 357 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Thursday, March 12, 2015 | Jim Hoft and (Kristinn)
    TWO FERGUSON POLICE OFFICERS WERE SHOT TONIGHT OUTSIDE THE POLICE DEPARTMENT!