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  • Secret Pentagon Report Reveals US "Created" ISIS As A "Tool" To Overthrow Syria's President Assad

    05/24/2015 11:33:48 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 38 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | May 23, 2015 | Tyler Durden
    From the first sudden, and quite dramatic, appearance of the fanatical Islamic group known as ISIS which was largely unheard of until a year ago, on the world's stage and which promptly replaced the worn out and tired al Qaeda as the world's terrorist bogeyman, we suggested that the "straight to beheading YouTube clip" purpose behind the Saudi Arabia-funded Islamic State was a simple one: use the Jihadists as the vehicle of choice to achieve a political goal: depose of Syria's president Assad, who for years has stood in the way of a critical Qatari natural gas pipeline, one which...
  • Clintons’ foundation has raised nearly $2 billion — and some key questions

    05/23/2015 11:08:09 AM PDT · by dennisw · 20 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | Feb 2015 | By Rosalind S. Helderman, Tom Hamburger and Steven Rich
    Since its creation in 2001, the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation has raised close to $2 billion from a vast global network that includes corporate titans, political donors, foreign governments and other wealthy interests, according to a Washington Post review of public records and newly released contribution data. The total, representing cash and pledges reported in tax filings, includes $262 million that was raised in 2013 — the year Hillary Rodham Clinton stepped down as secretary of state and began to devote her energies to the foundation and to a likely second run for president. The financial success of...
  • Cancer Charities Are Accused of Fraud

    05/20/2015 11:51:57 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 2 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 19, 2015 | By Rebecca R. Ruiz
    There were subscriptions to dating websites, meals at Hooters and purchases at Victoria’s Secret — not to mention jet ski joy rides and couples’ cruises to the Caribbean. All of it was paid for with the nearly $200 million donated to cancer charities, and was enjoyed by the healthy friends and family members of those running the groups, in what government officials said Tuesday was one of the largest charity fraud cases ever. At the center of the operation was James T. Reynolds Sr., who opened the Cancer Fund of America in 1987. Over the decades, according to a complaint...
  • Iraqi premier: Don't abandon Anbar to Islamic State group

    05/17/2015 9:49:46 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 9 replies
    AP ^ | 5-17-2015 | Samir Yakoub
    Iraqi state television is reporting the country's prime minister has ordered security forces not to abandon their positions in Anbar province to the Islamic State group. The order Sunday by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi came as some Iraqi forces retreated from Ramadi, the provincial capital. It wasn't clear whether Iraq still maintained any control of the city, which the Islamic State group seized much of in recent days. Already Sunday, coordinated suicide bomb attacks targeted Iraqi forces in Ramadi. Some Iraqi forces apparently left behind their weapons and vehicles. Earlier, al-Abadi ordered Shiite militias to prepare for going into the...
  • THE GIRL WHO DESTROYED ACORN: Says She Has Scandalous Videos Of TX LAWMAKERS

    05/17/2015 9:34:48 AM PDT · by Kevin in California · 21 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 05-17-2015 | Doug Giles
    Summer is usually a relaxing time for family vacations, a little rest and relaxation, a time to recharge one’s “batteries”, hang out with the kiddos and to get in some light summer beach reading. Ahhh … summer. Pass me an ice cold Corona, por favor. This summer, however, could be the beginning of the end for several Texas politicos who’ve been doing creepy crap when they were supposed to have been representing the Texans who trusted them and put their haggard backsides into office.
  • Iraq Asks for Immediate Military Support from US to Save Anbar

    05/17/2015 9:43:55 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 34 replies
    BasNews ^ | 5-17-2015 | Diyar Aziz
    The Iraqi government and army officials have sent a plea to United States officials in Baghdad, asking for military support as soon as possible to prevent Ramadi, the largest city in Anbar Province, from falling to Islamic State (IS). At a meeting held in Baghdad on Sunday to discuss the latest advances of IS in Anbar, Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi warned that the jihadists may take the western Iraqi province. The meeting was attended by Iraqi army commanders, the Parliament Speaker, US Ambassador Stuart Jones and a number of Iraqi political leaders. They discussed a plan to repel the IS...
  • Explosive Report: Seymour Hersh Says Obama Administration Lied About Bin Laden Raid

    05/11/2015 1:50:45 PM PDT · by drewh · 36 replies
    Slate.com ^ | MAY 10 2015 9:44 PM | Seth Maxon
    Citing interviews with “a retired senior intelligence official who was knowledgeable about the initial intelligence about bin Laden’s presence in Abbottabad” and American sources who “had access to corroborating information,” Hersh writes that the American government did not act alone in locating and killing Bin Laden, as it has consistently claimed. On the contrary, Hersh’s sources say that senior generals of Pakistan’s army and Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI)—Pakistan’s equivalent of the CIA—knew as early as 2006 that Bin Laden was in Abbottabad, and cooperated with the U.S. in the assassination. Specifically, the story says that top Pakistani Army Gen. Ashfaq...
  • Pakistanis Knew Where Bin Laden Was Hiding All Along, Say US Sources

    05/11/2015 3:14:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    NBC News ^ | 05/11/2015 | MATTHEW COLE, RICHARD ESPOSITO, ROBERT WINDREM AND ANDREA MITCHELL
    Two intelligence sources tell NBC News that the year before the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden, a "walk in" asset from Pakistani intelligence told the CIA where the most wanted man in the world was hiding - and these two sources plus a third say that the Pakistani government knew where bin Laden was hiding all along. The U.S. government has always characterized the heroic raid by Seal Team Six that killed bin Laden as a unilateral U.S. operation, and has maintained that the CIA found him by tracking couriers to his walled complex in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The...
  • Michelle Obama Lets Loose on Race in Graduation Speech

    05/10/2015 4:48:40 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 63 replies
    Finance Powered by Trendolizer ^ | 10 MAy 15 | David Knowles
    Excerpt......"As potentially the first African-American first lady, I was also the focus of another set of questions and speculations, conversations sometimes rooted in the fears and misperceptions of others," she told the class of 2015. "Was I too loud or too emasculating? Or was I too soft? Too much of a mom and not enough of a career woman?" Directing her remarks directly toward her African American audience, Obama spoke from her own experience on how racial inequality impacts opportunity. "The road ahead is not going to be easy," Obama said, "It never is, especially for folks like you and...
  • Inside Fidel Castro’s Luxurious Life on His Secret Island Getaway

    05/10/2015 1:07:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 10, 2015 | Juan Reinaldo Sanchez
    For 17 years, Juan Reinaldo Sanchez served as bodyguard to Fidel Castro. But when he became disillusioned with the Cuban dictator’s hypocrisy and tried to retire in 1994, Castro had him thrown in prison. Sanchez made 10 attempts to escape the island, finally making it to the US in 2008. Now he reveals all in his new book, “The Double Life of Fidel Castro.” In this excerpt, Sanchez exposes “El Jefe’s” privileged life. Modal Trigger To Cubans, Fidel Castro presents himself as a man of the people, claiming to make only 900 pesos a month (about $38) and owning no...
  • Russian soldiers quit over Ukraine

    05/10/2015 10:33:33 AM PDT · by Ivan Mazepa · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 10, 2015 | Maria Tsvetkova
    The former Russian soldiers who spoke to Reuters, as well as human rights activists, said some soldiers were fearful of being sent to Ukraine, were pressured into going, or disgruntled at the way they were treated after fighting there. The former tank soldier from Moscow said he would not have gone to Ukraine voluntarily. "No, what for? That's not our war. If our troops were officially there it would be a different story." He said he had been sent to fight in Ukraine last summer and returned to Russia in September when the first peace talks took place. His crew operated...
  • Principles of constitutionalism: you only have the liberty you are willing to fight for

    05/08/2015 5:03:18 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 12 replies
    Renew America ^ | May 8, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    Throughout this series of essays, I have emphasized that there are a number of key concepts that lay the foundation for a successful republican and constitutional government that serves to preserve liberty. These include concepts such as natural law, natural rights, the rule of law, the division of governing power, and the reasonableness of laws that are made. Now, as I close this series, it is time to point out something that may be uncomfortable for many, but which is nevertheless true. All of these concepts are toothless without the will to put them into practice. We can talk about...
  • Rand Paul is right — toppling Saddam hurt America

    05/02/2015 4:02:29 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 161 replies
    The Week ^ | April 29 2015 | Matt K. Lewis
    On Monday, presidential hopeful Rand Paul had this to say to a group of Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn: "All the way back to the Iraq War, I think it was a mistake to topple [Saddam] Hussein." The Kentucky senator continued: Hussein was the bulwark against Iran. The Sunnis didn't like the Shiites, now Iraq is a vassal state for Iran. I'm worried [Iran] is twice as strong as it was before the Iraq War. [Rand Paul] I'm no dove. But I must admit: Rand Paul has a point.
  • Father & Son Shot Dead ‘Execution-Style’ by Black Teens in New Orleans (VIDEO)

    04/27/2015 8:33:42 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 47 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 26, 2915 | Jim Hoft
    Two teen car burglars were arrested this weekend after shooting David Pence and his son Nicholas at their home. The two black teens invaded the Pence home after a dinner party on Wednesday night.The father and son were shot dead in an execution-style murder moments after party guests left their home.
  • State Department won’t rule out $50B ‘signing bonus’ for Iran (Bharf alert!)

    04/21/2015 7:12:15 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 14 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | Adam Kredo
    The State Department on Monday would not rule out giving Iran up to $50 billion as a so-called "signing bonus" for agreeing to a nuclear deal later this year, according to comments made to journalists following reports that the Obama administration had formulated a plan to release tens of billions of frozen Iranian funds. Experts have said this multi-billion dollar "signing bonus" option, which was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, could be the largest cash infusion to a terror-backing regime in recent memory. A cash release of $30 to $50 billion upon reaching a final nuclear agreement would...
  • NC Man’s Obituary Urges Friends And Family Not To Vote For Clinton In 2016

    04/20/2015 6:53:08 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 5 replies
    CBS Atlanta ^ | 4/19/2015 | Associated Press SYNDICATE
    A North Carolina man’s obituary asked two things of friends and family: instead of sending flowers for the funeral, give the money to charity. And don’t vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016.
  • Jeb Bush is Loretta Lynch’s unlikely ally

    04/18/2015 10:53:38 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/18/15 | Marisa Schultz
    Loretta Lynch has found an unlikely ally — Jeb Bush. The Brooklyn US attorney, whose attorney general nomination has been stalled for months in the Republican-controlled Senate, is getting a helping hand from the former Florida governor and probable GOP presidential candidate. “I think that presidents have the right to pick their team,” Bush said while campaigning in New Hampshire Thursday.
  • Smartphone Debate Ends With Stabbings Apple vs. Android argument turned violent, police report

    04/18/2015 11:27:48 AM PDT · by sopwith · 21 replies
    the smoking gun ^ | APRIL 17 , 2015 | ?
    APRIL 17---A drunken argument over whether Android or Apple smartphones were superior turned violent early today when two Oklahoma roommates began assaulting each other during the bloody telecommunications debate. According to Tulsa police, Jiaro Mendez and Elias Acevedo were outside their apartment around 1 AM when their phone quarrel moved to the stabbing stage. As they tussled in a parking lot, Acevedo allegedly struck Mendez in the back of the head with a beer bottle. When cops subsequently apprehended Acevedo, he was “covered in blood” and “also had several lacerations on his body from the fight.” Both men were treated...
  • From Fauxcahontas to the coal miner's granddaughter

    04/18/2015 8:23:57 AM PDT · by shove_it · 14 replies
    GOPUSA via Boston Herald ^ | 18 Apr 2015 | Howie Carr
    It's one thing for Hillary Clinton to lift Granny Warren's applause lines, but now she's speaking with a forked tongue about her grandparents, just like the fake Indian does. You know how Fauxcahontas says she's an Indian because her grandma told her she had "high cheekbones"? And how her parents had to elope because her paternal grandparents were angry that their son was marrying a "breed"? (Funny, the newlyweds had a big wedding party in their hometown right after they got married in the biggest church in the next town over.) Now Hillary is out in Iowa making it up...
  • Islam fatwas: Eating wife, toilet paper OK

    04/12/2015 2:45:22 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    World News Daily ^ | April 9, 2015
    Who says Islam is not adapting to the times? Fatwas issued by top clerics in Turkey and Saudi Arabia this week might be shocking to much of the civilized world, but they do indicate change. In Turkey, the top religious authority, known as the Directorate of Religious Affairs or Divanet, proclaimed that though water is the preferred method of cleansing oneself after using the toilet, paper is now an acceptable alternative if a water source is unavailable, reports the nation’s Hurriyet Daily News. [Snip] Meanwhile, in Saudi Arabia the grand mufti has reportedly found a new definition of halal –...
  • Did a Leading Saudi Cleric Permit Men to Eat Their Wives? (i.e. cannibalize)

    04/09/2015 4:14:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    INN ^ | 4/9/2015, 3:29 PM | Ari Soffer
    Just when you thought you’d heard it all: A report circulating throughout the Arabic-language media claims a leading Saudi cleric has issued a fatwa (religious ruling) permitting husbands to eat their wives (yes, eat them) in the event that they are really, really hungry. The report appeared among other places in the major pan-Arab, London-based Al Quds Al-Arabi, which cited the alleged edict by the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia Abdul Aziz ibn Abdullah Al-Asheikh permitting a husband to eat his wife if he is afflicted with “severe hunger”. It claimed Al-Asheikh clarified that the husband could choose to eat...
  • Top Saudi mufti reportedly issues fatwa allowing starving husbands to eat wives

    04/10/2015 10:52:07 AM PDT · by Altenkrug · 57 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | April 9, 2015
    Saudi Arabia's highest religious authority has issued a fatwa allowing a starving man to eat his wife in order to save himself, causing a stir among the Kingdom's residents, London-based daily al-Quds al-Arabi reported. Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Sheikh, according to the report, said that the act would display the wife's obedience to her husband and her willingness to become one with his flesh. Saudi Twitter users quickly took to the social network to express their shock at the strange fatwa attributed to the Grand Mufti. Following the report Saudi media accused Iranian media of fabricating the fatwa, noting...
  • Halal or Not? Eating Your Wife if You Are Hungry...

    04/11/2015 4:14:50 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    CairoScene ^ | 4/9/15
    We apologise for this aneurysm inducing news, but seriously a Mufti in Saudi Arabia has just declared that a Muslim can cannibalise his wife. You heard correctly: Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, a man of religious power in Saudi Arabia, believes it is halal to eat your wife. Clarifying his stance, Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah explains that literally eating your wife is permitted only if you're extremely hungry. Translating what appeared on multiple Arab websites (here, here, here, here and here): “A fatwa attributed to the Mufti of Saudi Arabia, Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, which allows a man to eat his...
  • Russia's Missing Article: Censorship, Prudence, Or A Win For Moscow's Troll Army?

    04/11/2015 5:26:03 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) ^ | April 09, 2015 | Mark Krutov
    MOSCOW -- For three straight days last weekend, the employees of the Novaya Buryatia newspaper in southern Siberia used scissors to remove an article from 50,000 copies of the weekly before it could be distributed. The same article, which had been posted a few days earlier on the paper's website, was pulled down. (It can be seen in an archived file here.) As a result, an article that was intended to clear up some mysteries involving alleged Russian military participation in the fighting in eastern Ukraine has itself become the center of a mystery: Is this a case of Soviet-style...
  • Rand Paul schooling the media on abortion debate (2nd video a must watch!)

    04/08/2015 1:58:11 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 90 replies
    The media is attacking Rand Paul for not giving them what they want on abortion details. Paul told the AP in an interview that he was pro-life, but that wasn’t good enough for them. They wanted to know if he thought there should be exceptions to his pro-life stance, but he wouldn’t go there because he doesn’t believe in framing the abortion debate the way the media wants to frame it. Watch: Later today a reporter asked Paul about it again, on behalf of the DNC, and Paul schooled him (cued to begin at 8 minute mark):
  • Brian Williams 'started lying because he felt insecure following Tom Brokaw...'

    04/07/2015 12:55:53 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 37 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 4-7-15 | Lydia WArren
    Williams was suspended from NBC in February after it emerged he'd lied about being in a helicopter that was shot down in Iraq in 2003 A new report in Vanity Fair claims Williams lied because he felt insecure taking over from beloved anchor Tom Brokaw at the Nightly News While some execs saw his lying as 'quirks' of his personality, the tales left Brokaw 'incensed' and he ultimately didn't support Williams in February After he was accused of lying, Williams wondered if he had a brain tumor But other NBC employees said Williams had always been out of his depth...
  • Why Liberals Are More Intelligent Than Conservatives (Kitten Chow, have at it folks)

    04/07/2015 6:19:47 AM PDT · by MayorKoch · 224 replies
    Psychology Today ^ | 3/22/10 | Satoshi Kanazawa
    It is difficult to define a whole school of political ideology precisely, but one may reasonably define liberalism (as opposed to conservatism) in the contemporary United States as the genuine concern for the welfare of genetically unrelated others and the willingness to contribute larger proportions of private resources for the welfare of such others. In the modern political and economic context, this willingness usually translates into paying higher proportions of individual incomes in taxes toward the government and its social welfare programs. Liberals usually support such social welfare programs and higher taxes to finance them, and conservatives usually oppose them....
  • NYC: Two US women arrested over their ties to ISIL (Missed in U.S. media coverage?!?)

    Two women in New York City have been arrested over their ties to the ISIL terrorist group and allegedly planning to carry out a "terrorist attack" in the United States, federal prosecutors say. Noelle Velentzas, 28, and Asia Siddiqui, 31, plotted to hit government, police or military targets, according to the complaint filed Thursday at a US federal court in Brooklyn. The complaint said Velentzas and Siddiqui had praised the al-Qaeda terrorist group and were "citizens” of ISIL. "We are committed to doing everything in our ability to detect, disrupt and deter attacks by homegrown violent extremists," Brooklyn US Attorney...
  • Thousand-year-old Anglo-Saxon recipe kills MRSA superbug

    03/31/2015 5:42:06 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | March 31st, 2015 | Nick Thompson and Laura Smith-Spark
    It might sound like a really old wives' tale, but a thousand-year-old Anglo-Saxon potion for eye infections may hold the key to wiping out the modern-day superbug MRSA, according to new research. The 10th-century "eyesalve" remedy was discovered at the British Library in a leather-bound volume of Bald's Leechbook, widely considered to be one of the earliest known medical textbooks. Christina Lee, an expert on Anglo-Saxon society from the School of English at the University of Nottingham, translated the ancient manuscript despite some ambiguities in the text. "We chose this recipe in Bald's Leechbook because it contains ingredients such as...
  • US Dept. of Labor economist tries to hide after comparing Christians to Nazis

    03/30/2015 5:21:13 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 46 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 3/30/15 | Carmine Sabia
    An economist at the U.S. Department of Labor quickly put her gears in reverse after sending out a tweet comparing Christians to Nazis. Elizabeth Ashack deleted her tweet that read “people in the red states vote for nazis to govern, and then call themselves Christian, it will not end well for them. #BoycottIndiana,” but not before screenshots were taken by several astute Twitter users. Ashack, an employee of the department since 1998, according to the Daily Caller, also removed “Economist at US Department of Labor BLS” from her Twitter profile after people began calling her out for the remark. That...
  • Stumped: Urban Radio Reporter Can't Cite Obama Foreign Policy Successes

    03/30/2015 6:58:08 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Not even a lifeline could have helped her . . . There was a telling moment on today's Morning Joe when Joe Scarborough challenged April Ryan of American Urban Radio Networks to cite some of President Obama's foreign-policy successes. Ryan was reduced to replying "that's kind of tough. Hmm, that's a tough one . . . I have to really ponder that." View the video here.
  • Arab Leaders Agree on Joint Military Force

    03/29/2015 11:34:22 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 29, 2015 | By David D. Kirkpatrick
    CAIRO — The Arab states said on Sunday that they had agreed to form a combined military force to counter both Iranian influence and Islamist extremism, a gesture many analysts attributed in large part to their drive for more independence from Washington. The agreement came as American and other Western diplomats in Lausanne, Switzerland, were racing to beat a self-imposed deadline of Tuesday to reach a deal with Iran that would restrict its nuclear program in exchange for the removal of economic sanctions. In response, Saudi Arabia and other American allies in the region have made clear that they are...
  • Report: Radio Shack To Sell Customers’ Personal Information In Bankruptcy Sale

    03/25/2015 9:00:53 PM PDT · by mowowie · 23 replies
    CBS: NY ^ | March 25, 2015 5:18 PM
    When you go shopping, you probably think stores will keep your personal information safe and secure. But now, a report says Radio Shack is ready to auction off customer information as part of its bankruptcy sale. As CBS2’s Dick Brennan reported, the report says Radio Shack is ready to sell information they have on some 117 million customers, including names, addresses, phone numbers and other details on purchases. This despite the Radio Shack privacy policy, which says “We will not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to anyone at any time.” And some consumer experts say what Radio Shack...
  • Elizabeth Warren, run for the White House (Heap big barf alert!)

    03/23/2015 2:03:08 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | March 22, 2015 | Anna Galland
    Less than three years into her Senate term, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has established herself as the country’s leading advocate for working and middle-class families. The Democrat has proven equally adept behind the scenes and in the media spotlight, and has stood up to Wall Street banks and other powerful interests to win changes that are improving millions of Americans’ lives. Already, more than one observer has compared her to Massachusetts’ first “liberal lion” in the US Senate, Ted Kennedy. [Snip] ... this moment was made for Elizabeth Warren. With income inequality at its highest level on record, and corporations...
  • Scott Walker, the gutless wonder of the 2016 presidential race

    03/19/2015 7:45:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    The Week ^ | March 19, 2015 | Michael Brendan Dougherty, senior correspondent
    Sometimes the most inside-baseball political stories tell you something essential about a presidential candidate. That's what happened this week to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who apparently wants to win the Iowa caucuses so badly that he's willing to torch his staff and his reputation to do it. The Walker campaign recently announced that it had hired Liz Mair, a highly regarded Republican consultant. Mair has also played pundit at times, and is generally more pro-gay rights and pro-immigration than the average Republican. But that's typical of Republican consultants in general. It is assumed that policy is set by the candidates...
  • Why the 14th Amendment can't possibly require same-sex marriage

    03/19/2015 10:46:30 AM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies
    onenewsnow.com ^ | March 19, 2015 | Frank Turek
    Does the U.S. Constitution require same-sex marriage? No, the U.S. Constitution requires the Court to leave this issue to the states. If you believe otherwise, then amend the Constitution.The Supreme Court is about to decide if the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution requires the states to redefine marriage to include same-sex relationships. There are several reasons why the answer is no.The most decisive of these reasons is the fact that when the 14th Amendment was passed in 1868, homosexual behavior was a felony in every state in the union. So if the 14th Amendment was intended to require...
  • Tom Cotton did not send a letter to Iran or anyone else!

    03/19/2015 8:37:13 AM PDT · by richardtavor · 11 replies
    BillMoyers.com ^ | March 17, 2015 | Gareth Porter
    The “open letter” from Senator Tom Cotton and 46 other Republican senators to the leadership of Iran, which even Republicans themselves admit was aimed at encouraging Iranian opponents of the nuclear negotiations to argue that the United States cannot be counted on to keep the bargain, has created a new political firestorm. It has been harshly denounced by Democratic loyalists as “stunning” and “appalling”, and critics have accused the signers of the letter of being “treasonous” for allegedly violating a law forbidding citizens from negotiating with a foreign power. But the response to the letter has primarily distracted public attention...
  • 'Most Transparent' White House Dumps FOIA Regulations for Itself

    03/17/2015 9:46:43 PM PDT · by Syncro · 43 replies
    usnews.com ^ | March 17, 2015 | 6:56 p.m. EDT | Steven Nelson
    'Most Transparent' White House Dumps FOIA Regulations for Itself Transparency advocates hammer Obama administration for change. President Barack Obama says he's running the most transparent administration in history, but transparency advocates aren't applauding. By Steven Nelson March 17, 2015 | 6:56 p.m. EDT The Obama administration announced Tuesday it will ditch regulations that subjected large portions of White House correspondence to public records requests, a decision derided by transparency advocates who wryly noted it was issued during a week celebrating open access to government.The notice exempting the White House's Office of Administration from the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act...
  • Greek PM hastens Russia visit amid cash crunch

    03/17/2015 3:25:37 PM PDT · by familyop · 15 replies
    AFP by way of Yahoo News ^ | 17MAR15 | John Hadoulis
    "The prime minister will visit the Kremlin following an invitation from Russian President Vladimir Putin," a government source said without giving reasons for the change of date. Tsipras, a former Communist, has made no secret of seeking closer ties to Russia at a time when Moscow is at loggerheads with the European Union over the conflict in Ukraine. A number of Greek officials have openly broached the prospect of Athens turning to Russia or China for financial assistance if loan talks with the EU end in failure.
  • Jeb Bush: amnesty is the “grown up plan” for immigration reform

    03/14/2015 10:30:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 105 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/14/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    You have to give a certain amount of credit to politicians who are able to maintain a level of consistency, if nothing else. Stopping in New Hampshire, Jeb Bush was faced with yet another series of questions on the subject which seems to have sunk his prospects with conservatives this cycle. When asked yet again about a possible path to citizenship for illegals and a chance to “come out of the shadows” in an orderly fashion, Bush doubled down and let all of you haters out there know that he’s the grown up in the room here. Jeb Bush...
  • Jeb Bush Slams Obama, Republicans in New Hampshire [Demands DHS Funding & Common Core!]

    03/14/2015 10:30:04 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 13, 2015 | Elliot Smilowitz
    March 13, 2015 Jeb Bush Slams Obama, Republicans in New Hampshire By Elliot Smilowitz Jeb Bush lobbed attacks at both President Obama and Congressional Republicans in an appearance in Dover, N.H. “Pass a budget for crying out loud,” the Republican former governor of Florida said, slamming members of his own party. “Let the process work again. That’s what’s missing.” Speaking to a standing-room-only crowd at a party in the home of Fergus Cullen, the former chairman of the New Hampshire GOP, Bush signaled his displeasure with the February battle over Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding that nearly led to...
  • Fox Guest: Hillary Email Controversy an ‘Inside Job’ Ordered by Obama, Valerie Jarrett

    03/12/2015 3:55:43 PM PDT · by mojito · 103 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3/11/2015 | Andrew Desiderio
    Author and purported Clinton insider Ed Klein has a theory about how the Hillary Clinton email controversy came about: it was sparked by President Barack Obama and ordered by senior adviser Valerie Jarrett. Appearing on Fox and Friends Wednesday morning, Klein said he’s not the only one who buys into that explanation, and that Bill Clinton also believes it. According to Klein’s sources, the White House is leaking information to their “friends in the mainstream media” about Hillary’s actions as Secretary of State. Klein also said his sources from within the White House told him that Hillary is under six...
  • "Muslim Brotherhood 'Princess" [Huma Abedin] Used Clinton Email Server

    03/12/2015 4:12:44 PM PDT · by Seeing More Clearly Now · 27 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | March 12, 2015 | Joseph Farah?
    At least three of Hillary Clinton’s top aides – including one with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood – used emails hosted on Clinton’s private server while she was secretary of state. . . She acknowledged she deleted thousands of personal emails ... Hayes specifically named Clinton Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin, who served as Clinton’s longtime deputy chief of staff. Abedin and Clinton worked closely together for nearly 20 years.. . In another report, the gossip website Gawker claimed both Abedin and Phillippe Reines, Clinton’s communications strategist, used the private email addresses. . . The London Daily...
  • Indian bride walks out of wedding when groom fails math test

    03/13/2015 6:30:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    AP ^ | March 13, 2015 | Staff
    An Indian bride walked out of her wedding ceremony after the groom failed to solve a simple math problem, police said Friday. The bride tested the groom on his math skills and when he got the sum wrong, she walked out. The question she asked: How much is 15 plus six? His reply: 17.
  • Britain may broadcast Putin's financial secrets to Russian people

    03/11/2015 7:00:08 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 2 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 3/10/15 | Matthew Holehouse
    Foreign Secretary interested in proposals to broadcast information on secret wealth of Putin's circle, as he warns Russia could be "single greatest threat" to Britain Philip Hammond said he was interested by the idea of publicising the wealth of the Russian president’s inner circle in order to embarrass them in front of their people, as part of the response to the ongoing incursion into eastern Ukraine. The Foreign Secretary warned that Putin is rapidly modernising his armed forces, and warned Russia’s bid to destabilise eastern Europe poses “the greatest single threat” to British national security. Mr Hammond said that Britain...
  • Report: Hillary to Hold Tuesday News Conference to Address Email Scandal (First in Two Years)

    03/10/2015 6:48:01 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/10/2015 | Breitbart News
    Hillary Clinton will reportedly hold a Tuesday afternoon news conference to address her private email scandal, according to NBC News. Clinton is scheduled to speak at a United Nations event on women’s rights earlier in the day. Clinton reportedly did not even want to address the controversy until after she announced her presidential run, but she reportedly changed her mind after Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) urged her to “come out and state exactly what the situation is” on Sunday’s “Meet the Press.”
  • CNN BReaking: NJ Sen. Menendez to be Charged with CORRUPTION!

    03/06/2015 11:01:33 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 174 replies
    CNN | 3-6-2015 | TCRLAF
    Influence peddling on behalf a Medicare Fraud doctor, in return for donations.
  • Ethanol: The GOP-supported rip-off

    Can someone explain why the “party of limited government” continues, with a straight face, to support ethanol? Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa says about the heavily subsided product, “Everything about ethanol is good, good, good.” Really? Really? Really? Supporters of ethanol — which we make from corn — say it reduces our dependence on foreign oil, is cheaper and aids the environment because it burns cleaner than non-blended fossil fuels. In 1996, The New York Times wrote: “At a time when Congress has been overhauling the nation’s systems of agricultural subsidies, and public officials across the country have considered...
  • This is going great: First moderate Syrian group to get US arms dissolves after defeat

    03/02/2015 9:22:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/02/2015 | Noah Rothman
    Identify moderate Syrian rebel groups, get them out of the country, train them, equip them, and send them back into the fight. That is supposed to be the West’s plan for combating the Islamic State inside its Syrian stronghold. What this strategy sacrifices in efficacy and directness it makes up for in its ability to forestall the introduction of Western combat troops into that hornets’ nest. But this was always going to be a tactical approach to the war in Syria that had a small window of opportunity, and that window may be closing. The first band of anti-ISIS...
  • NY ID Law Written to Self-Destruct In Case Anti-Amnesty Republican Wins In 2016

    02/17/2015 10:51:34 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/17/15 | John Hayward
    Give New York City Councilman Carlos Menchaca some credit for honesty. Most amnesty shills aren’t quite so open about seeing themselves as fighting for the other side in a war against law-abiding Americans, with illegal aliens as the invasion force that will finally subdue the hated Middle Class forever. The New York Post finds Menchaca crowing about a self-destruct mechanism in a rule that will thwart efforts by those dratted rule-of-law types to use New York’s lovely new ID database to enforce America’s tottering immigration system: Get the shredders ready — the Tea Party could be coming. The city’s new...