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  • AP calls election for TRUMP

    11/08/2016 11:32:55 PM PST · by kevcol · 28 replies
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  • Who controls press video/release to public

    09/12/2016 1:50:24 AM PDT · by ncfool · 14 replies
    Who? The Clinton campaign? ^ | September 12, 2016 | Self
    Who controls press footage and when it's released. Noticed this on video that was released on Twitter a few minutes ago. Seems that it was probably only released after it was approved by the campaign and it shows different angles and what they want you to see. Does the Clinton campaign see and approve all video before it's released by the press corps. Seems that the public will never really see an honest view of what is going on with her health if everything is controlled and scrubbed https://www.yahoo.com/news/clinton-much-better-leaving-9-162249715.html?format=embed
  • AP FACT CHECK: Clinton email claims collapse under FBI probe

    07/06/2016 9:16:32 AM PDT · by GilGil · 43 replies
    AP ^ | 7/6/2016 | Stephen Brown and Jack Gillum
    Key assertions by Hillary Clinton in defense of her email practices have collapsed under FBI scrutiny. The agency's yearlong investigation found that she did not, as she claimed, turn over all her work-related messages for release. It found that her private email server did carry classified emails, also contrary to her past statements. And it made clear that Clinton used many devices to send and receive email despite her statements that she set up her email system so that she only needed to carry one. FBI Director James Comey's announcement Tuesday that he will not refer criminal charges to the...
  • Southwest at risk for Trump over divisive rhetoric, weak campaign start

    07/05/2016 9:57:12 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 26 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 5, 2016 | Thomas Beaumont, AP
    DENVER – Once a swing state in presidential elections, Colorado has teetered on becoming solidly Democratic. Donald Trump may have pushed it over the edge. Trump’s disparaging words about Mexicans, negative comments about women and weak campaign organization have punctuated the state’s shift from a nip-and-tuck battleground to one that’s Democrat-friendly. ... And it’s not just Colorado. Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric and weak campaign structure could ensure that perennially competitive Nevada and New Mexico are out of reach as well.
  • Associated Press Hides Democrats’ Hatred of African Americans

    07/04/2016 6:09:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 4, 2016 | Autry J. Pruitt
    The depths to which “respected” journalists will stoop in seeking to create a narrative to sway elections and poll numbers defy comprehension. False allegations, slanderous innuendo and general hit-job reporting, which were once relegated to angry bloggers and unhinged writers, have been steadily creeping into what many regard as respectable news organizations. The latest episode comes from an Associated Press story by Jay Reeves in the form of his June 30th piece celebrating the sesquicentennial of the Ku Klux Klan. Why any news organization, let alone the AP which claims to  "abhor inaccuracies, carelessness, bias or distortions,” would spend so much time profiling an organization whose...
  • Mideast mediators questions Israel's commitment to 2 states

    07/01/2016 7:06:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    AP ^ | July 1, 2016 | By EDITH M. LEDERER
    International mediators trying to promote Mideast peace warned in a highly anticipated report Friday that Israel’s settlement expansion is eroding the viability of a Palestinian state and raises “legitimate questions” about its commitment to a two-state solution. The Quartet of Mideast negotiators — the U.N., U.S., European Union and Russia — also criticized the glorification of Palestinians who commit “terrorist attacks” against Israel and called on the Palestinian Authority to “act decisively” to stop incitement to violence and clearly condemn “all acts of terrorism.” While the Israeli and Palestinian leaders and the majority of people on both sides support a...
  • State: Baltimore officer caused black man's broken neck

    06/20/2016 9:42:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 20, 2016 12:28 PM EDT | Juliet Linderman
    Prosecutors tried one last time on Monday to persuade a Baltimore judge to convict the driver of a police wagon in which 25-year-old black arrestee Freddie Gray’s neck was broken on the way to a police station. Both sides delivered closing arguments after more than five days of testimony in the trial of Officer Caesar Goodson on charges including second-degree murder and manslaughter. Other officers left Gray in handcuffs and leg shackles inside the paddy wagon, leaving him unable to protect himself from being slammed into the van’s metal walls during the ride. Prosecutors say Goodson “breached his duty” when...
  • During shooting, Mateen told cops: "You people are gonna get it"

    06/20/2016 10:06:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | June 20, 2016
    ORLANDO - Newly released transcripts show Orlando gunman Omar Mateen spoke in Arabic to a 911 dispatcher and told a crisis negotiator that the U.S. needed to stop bombing Iraq and Syria. The FBI released partial transcripts Monday of four calls between Mateen and law enforcement, as investigators prepared to give additional details about its investigation into the massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, which left 49 victims dead. Mateen also died. The communications, along with Facebook posts and searches made before and during the shooting, have been slowly adding to the public understanding of the final hours of...
  • Media Ignore External Influences on 'Homegrown Extremist' Mateen

    06/13/2016 5:06:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | June 13, 2016 | Tom Blumer
    In his second speech on Sunday morning's terrorist massacre in Orlando, Florida, President Barack Obama said  on Monday that "the shooter was inspired by various extremist information that was disseminated over the Internet," that "we see no clear evidence that he was directed externally," and that "this is certainly an example of the kind of homegrown extremism that all of us have been so concerned about for a very long time." The press, led as usual by the Associated Press, is certainly cooperating with those characterizations. Presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has clearly made up her mind that...
  • The Latest: Chief: Armed suspect did not say he meant harm [to Gay Pride Parade -a Bernie fan]

    06/12/2016 7:15:26 PM PDT · by Future Useless Eater · 36 replies
    AP/WJMF.COM ^ | 6/12/2016 | Associated Presswfmj NBC affiliate
    Santa Monica's police chief says she was incorrect when she said a heavily armed Indiana man told investigators he was headed to a gay pride parade in order to do harm. Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks said in a tweet to The Associated Press that her earlier statement on James Howell was inaccurate. The chief said Howell had only told police that he was going to the event known as LA Pride, and he did not say what he intended to do there.... The [man's Facebook] page's most recent public post, from June 3, shows a photo comparing Adolf Hitler to Hillary...
  • UPDATE: Indiana man [James Howell] arrested with weapons and explosives en route to LA Pride parade

    06/12/2016 2:52:30 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 108 replies
    SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Authorities in Santa Monica arrested an Indiana man Sunday morning ahead of the LA PRIDE parade in nearby West Hollywood after the discovery of possible explosives in a car, according to California law enforcement. Just before 3 p.m. ET, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti told the Associated Press a heavily armed man was arrested, and that man told police during his arrest he was going to the PRIDE parade. Investigators removed items from the suspect's white Acura sedan and placed them on the sidewalk near the driver's side door, according to KNBC. Santa Monica Chief of...
  • AP warns reporters to be safe after harassment from Sanders fans

    06/08/2016 6:12:38 AM PDT · by maggief · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 8, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    The Associated Press is warning its reporters to stay vigilant after several received harassing messages from Bernie Sanders supporters. Danny Spriggs, the AP's vice president for global security, said some reporters have received angry emails, social media messages and phone calls after the AP declared Hillary Clinton the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. "We have not received any specific security threats," Spriggs said in an email to employees, according to Poynter. "It is always good to practice situational awareness around AP bureaus and offices." The AP on Monday declared Clinton the Democratic nominee, saying she had enough pledged delegates and superdelegate...
  • Lefty Glenn Greenwald Slams AP Declaration of Hillary as Presumptive Nominee

    06/07/2016 12:44:04 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 3 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 7, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Hey! It's all over! Hillary Clinton is now the presumptive Democrat nominee. So declared the Associated Press last night to much media acclaim. However, amidst such celebrations, a sour note from the left has sounded. It comes from spoilsport Glenn Greenwald who poured some cold water upon the party with some very apt observations via The Intercept where he is one of the co-founding editors.
  • FDA issues new guidelines on salt, pressuring food industry

    06/01/2016 6:43:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 1, 2016 9:15 AM EDT | Mary Clare Jalonick
    The Obama administration is pressuring the food industry to make foods from breads to sliced turkey less salty, proposing long-awaited sodium guidelines in an effort to prevent thousands of deaths each year from heart disease and stroke. The proposed guidelines released Wednesday are voluntary, so food companies won’t be required to comply. But the idea is to persuade companies and restaurants — many of which have already lowered sodium levels in their products — to take a more consistent approach. […] Some companies have worried that though the limits will be voluntary, the FDA is at heart a regulatory agency,...
  • Emails: Clinton staff reviewed remarks, questions for events

    06/02/2016 9:04:46 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 6/2/2016 | Jack Gillum, Chad Day, and Stephen Braun
    California lawmakers seem intent on making Sacramento the place where reasonable reforms, much like runaway trains, jump the tracks. In that no-speed-limit spirit Tuesday, the California Assembly voted 41-37 to allow convicted felons to vote in jail. (Yes, you read that correctly.) If Assembly Bill 2466 becomes law, the American Civil Liberties Union estimates that 50,000 adults will be able to vote behind bars. The state doesn’t trust these people on the streets, but they are welcome in the voting booth. When individuals commit crimes that endanger public safety, they forfeit their civil rights upon conviction. The National Conference of...
  • Teacher suspended over test questions about drugs, guns

    06/01/2016 7:02:13 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 1, 2016
    The 10-question quiz included questions about prostitution, drugs, drive-by shootings and spray paint graffiti. According to WALA, one of the questions was: Leroy has 2 ounces of cocaine. If he sells an eight ball to Antonio for $320 and 2 grams to Juan for $85 per gram, what is the street value of the rest of his hold?" It was similar to a math quiz that's been on the internet for years with questions about gangs.
  • Major SF earthquake could devastate housing, price out poor and elderly

    09/22/2005 12:49:06 PM PDT · by SmithL · 34 replies · 660+ views
    AP ^ | 9/22/5 | BRIAN SKOLOFF
    San Francisco -- Rebuilding San Francisco after a major earthquake would change its human face, hastening gentrification and driving out poor and elderly residents, experts and city officials warn. Experts say there's a 62 percent chance a quake with a magnitude of 6.7 or higher will hit the San Francisco Bay area within several decades — or tomorrow. Thousands of homes would be rendered uninhabitable, displacing up to 300,000 residents, almost half the city's population, according to some projections. A major issue would be creating replacement housing for the poor in one of the nation's most expensive markets. About 16,000...
  • A growing number of vocal Hispanic minority speaking out in favor of Trump

    05/28/2016 10:07:48 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 10 replies
    AP via Fox News Latino ^ | May 28, 2016/
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Hispanic voters in Florida, New Mexico and California have waved Mexican flags and bashed Donald Trump pińatas — clashing with police, at times — to protest the Republican presidential contender's hard line approach to immigration. Yet far from the protests, an increasingly vocal Hispanic minority is speaking out in favor of the brash billionaire. They are backing Trump even in the face of resentment and suspicion from friends and family, who are among the overwhelming majority of non-white voters opposed to the New York businessman's candidacy. "I'm not ashamed to vote for Trump. I'd just rather...
  • Some Hispanics Face Ridicule Over Support for Trump

    05/28/2016 9:51:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 28, 2016 | Steve Peoples & Jill Colvin
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Hispanic voters in Florida, New Mexico and California have waved Mexican flags and bashed Donald Trump pińatas - clashing with police, at times - to protest the Republican presidential contender's hard line approach to immigration. Yet far from the protests, an increasingly vocal Hispanic minority is speaking out in favor of the brash billionaire. They are backing Trump even in the face of resentment and suspicion from friends and family, who are among the overwhelming majority of non-white voters opposed to the New York businessman's candidacy...
  • Never mind Trump, GOP uniting under banner: 'Never Hillary'

    05/28/2016 1:16:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 28, 2016 2:52 AM EDT | Julie Bykowicz and Julie Pace
    Donald Trump’s best ally in winning over skeptical Republicans is turning out to be Hillary Clinton. Having overcome a multimillion-dollar “Never Trump” campaign aimed at blocking him from the Republican nomination, he’s now benefiting from a wave of GOP donors, party leaders, voters and conservative groups that are uniting under a new banner: “Never Hillary.” “Nothing unites Republicans better than a Clinton,” says Scott Reed, a political strategist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce who has advised previous GOP campaigns. While Reed says there remain “many unknowns” about Trump, he adds that “the knowns about Hillary are very powerful motivators...
  • Killer Nile crocodiles in Florida? Experts say it's possible

    05/19/2016 7:09:04 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 40 replies
    AP ^ | May 19, 2016 | Terry Spencer
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Step aside, Burmese python — you may no longer be Florida's scariest invasive species. Researchers have confirmed that three Nile crocodiles were captured near Miami, and they say it's possible more of the man-eating reptiles are still out there, although no one can say for sure. The big question now: How did they get to Florida? "They didn't swim from Africa," University of Florida herpetologist Kenneth Krysko said. "But we really don't know how they got into the wild."
  • Ex-Utah Sen. Bob Bennett, ousted in tea party wave, has died

    05/04/2016 7:58:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May. 4, 2016 10:56 PM EDT | Michelle Price
    Former U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett, of Utah, who shied away from the spotlight but earned a reputation as someone who knew how to get things done in Washington, has died. He was 82. Bennett assistant Tara Tanner said he died Wednesday from complications of pancreatic cancer and a recent stroke. The Republican was first elected in 1992 and was widely seen at home as politically moderate, which at times put him at odds with Utah’s highly conservative Republican base. His middle-of-the-road reputation led to his ouster in 2010 at the state convention by delegates fueled by tea party anger. …
  • Soros-Backed Group that Helped Sell Iran Nuclear Deal Funds Media, DC Think Tanks

    05/20/2016 9:06:22 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 13 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 20 May 2016 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – A group that advocates a nuclear-free world and was identified earlier this month by the White House as central in helping to market the Iran nuclear deal to the news media has funded National Public Radio since 2005, an Associated Press investigation has revealed. Think tanks funded by the Ploughshares Fund include the Arms Control Association, Brookings Institution, and the Atlantic Council, the AP reported. Unmentioned by the AP is that the Ploughshares Fund is financed by billionaire GEORGE SOROS' OPEN SOCIETY INSTITUTE. The involvement of Ploughshares in selling the Iran agreement to the public was revealed...
  • Russia Urges Joint Action With US Against Syria's Al-Qaida

    05/20/2016 1:55:40 PM PDT · by Innovative · 21 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 20, 2016 | AP
    The Russian defense minister proposed on Friday that Russia and the U.S.-led coalition launch joint action against al-Qaida's branch in Syria, known as the Nusra Front. A spokesman for the U.S. State Department said no agreement on such action has been made with Russia. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that Moscow had proposed to Washington that the coalition call on all factions eager to abide by a cease-fire in Syria to leave the areas where the al-Qaida branch is active by May 25. Then Russia and the U.S.-led coalition could conduct joint strikes against the Nusra Front and any other...
  • New prison for drug boss 'El Chapo' is Mexico's worst-rated

    05/08/2016 3:15:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 8, 2016 5:15 PM EDT | Peter Orsi and E. Eduardo Castillo
    The northern prison where authorities suddenly transferred convicted drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán is rated as the worst in Mexico’s federal penitentiary system for inmate conditions and other factors, according to the government’s own reporting. The Cefereso No. 9 facility on the outskirts of Ciudad Juárez, which borders El Paso, Texas, did score well on “conditions of governability,” perhaps an indication that authorities believe they can control Guzmán’s environment there and limit the risk of him pulling off a third brazen jailbreak. But Michael Vigil, the former head of international operations for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, questioned the...
  • TRUMP LIKES IDEA OF PARTY UNITY, BUT ON HIS TERMS

    05/08/2016 4:57:55 PM PDT · by bkopto · 65 replies
    AP ^ | 5/8/2016 | Anne Flaherty
    (Trump) used the term "lightweight" to describe Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., once in the presidential race, and suggested former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, another former rival, was still licking his wounds from the vicious campaign. The party's 2012 nominee Mitt Romney, Trump said, "blew the election" that year and never even thanked Trump for his work on Romney's behalf. Arizona Sen. John McCain, the 2008 nominee, said it would take a lot for him to ever stand on stage next to Trump, even though McCain has agreed to support the party's nominee.
  • Flashback: When the White House accused AP of 'trutherism' on Iran

    05/08/2016 6:49:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 5/8/16 | Carl in Jerusalem
    In light of Ben Rhodes' revelation over the weekend that he led a White House effort to lie about the Iranian nuclear deal, it is useful to look back at last summer, when the White House attacked the Associated Press and its diplomatic reporter, @APDiplowriter (Matt Lee) for asking too many questions about the deal, particularly about the side agreement that allows the Iranians to 'self-inspect' their weapons production facility at Parchin. What this story is really about is the politicization of expertise, and how far things can go when one group of experts (arms controllers) decides to fight...
  • Thousands plan May 1 marches in US in heated election year

    05/01/2016 9:10:34 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 1, 2016 | Amy Taxin
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands are expected to rally in cities across the United States on Sunday for immigrant and worker rights and against what they see as hateful presidential campaign rhetoric.
  • Harry Reid says Sanders has no path to the nomination

    04/26/2016 12:32:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 26, 2016 3:07 PM EDT | Erica Werner
    Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday he does not think Bernie Sanders has a path to winning the Democratic presidential nomination. Responding to questions at his weekly news conference Reid declined to suggest Sanders should drop out or cede the ground to Hillary Clinton, who’s expected to post a strong showing in primaries Tuesday in Maryland, Pennsylvania and elsewhere. …
  • Trump's cries of 'rigged' system shifts blame for his losses

    04/23/2016 4:42:26 AM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    AP ^ | 4/22/16 | JILL COLVIN and JONATHAN LEMIRE
    As his top aides spent the week gingerly courting Republican insiders at a seaside resort in Florida, Donald Trump was busy railing against them. "The system is all rigged," Trump told supporters at a rally Friday at the Delaware State Fairgrounds ahead of the GOP primary. "That's why we have to win big. That's why on Tuesday, everyone has to go out and vote. We have to win big because the system is rigged."
  • AP Poll Shows Clinton Beating Trump at Everything

    04/11/2016 12:54:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 130 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    The Associated Press is out with new polling pitting Democrat Hillary Clinton against Republican Donald Trump. Clinton beats Trump in every category among the general electorate, including on the questions of who is best to create jobs, who is better on international trade and who can "Make America Great Again," which of course is Trump's campaign slogan. First, the criteria:
  • $15 minimum-wage movement sets sights on more states

    04/01/2016 1:48:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 1, 2016 4:26 PM EDT | Jennifer Peltz and David Klepper
    California and New York — where almost 1 in 5 Americans live — are on their way to raising their minimum wage to $15 an hour, and the activists who spearheaded those efforts are now setting their sights on other similarly liberal, Democratic-led states. Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington are among the states with active “Fight for $15” efforts, and even economic experts who oppose the increased rate see it gaining momentum. “There is lots of pressure to do this,” said Douglas Holtz-Eakin, a former Congressional Budget Office director who is now president of...
  • Associated Press collaborated with Nazi regime

    03/30/2016 6:50:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    INN ^ | 3/30/2016, 3:47 PM | Ari Soffer
    The Associated Press news agency cooperated with the Nazi regime during the 1930s, a German historian has exposed. In an article for the Studies in Contemporary History journal, historian Harriet Scharnberg revealed archival material which detailed how AP struck a deal with Adolf Hitler’s regime for access inside Nazi-ruled Germany. In return for that exclusive access — by 1935 all other international news agencies had been forced to leave Germany — AP signed up to what was known as the Schriftleitergesetz, or editor’s law, which meant the New York-based agency pledged to toe the Nazi party line and not publish...
  • Trump Photo Caption: Chicago Rally Cancelled Because 'His Supporters Became Violent'

    03/14/2016 7:46:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 14, 2016 | Tom Blumer
    Layers of editors and fact-checkers at the Columbus (OH) Dispatch and others involved in its production "somehow" failed to detect the creation of an obviously false caption to a campaign rally photo of Donald Trump taken by a St. Louis Post-Dispatch photographer. The photo, taken on Friday at Trump's St. Louis appearance by the Post-Dispatch's David Carson, had the following caption, apparently added surreptitiously, when it appeared in print at the Columbus Dispatch: "Donald Trump addresses a campaign rally in St. Louis. He was scheduled to go to Chicago for a rally, but canceled as his supporters became violent."  If any press...
  • Oregon lawmakers approve pioneering pro-climate coal bill

    03/02/2016 9:28:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 2, 2016 9:00 PM EST | Kristena Hansen
    Oregon lawmakers on Wednesday gave final approval to pioneering legislation that will eliminate coal from the state's energy supply by 2030 and provide half of customers' power with renewable sources by 2040. [...] It makes Oregon the first state to eliminate coal by legislative action, and places it among a handful of other states with renewable energy standards 50 percent or higher. [...] GOP lawmakers voiced worry about the cost to consumers in the long run and questioned whether the benefits to the environment are being overstated. ...
  • Bill to make electric chair backup in Virginia moves forward

    03/02/2016 9:33:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 2, 2016 3:53 PM EST
    A bill that would force condemned inmates to die by the electric chair if the state can't find lethal injection drugs is one step closer to final approval in Virginia. [...] The bill sailed through the GOP-dominated House last month. A spokesman for Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, has declined to say whether he would support the bill. ...
  • Washington considers nation's first carbon emissions tax

    02/28/2016 10:10:38 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 28, 2016 11:09 AM EST | Phuong Le
    Washington could become the first state in the nation to impose a direct tax on carbon emissions from fossil fuels such as coal, gasoline and natural gas. A ballot measure before the state Legislature would create a carbon tax of $25 per metric ton of fossil fuel emissions burned in Washington, while reducing taxes. ...
  • African-American voters see court fight as affront to Obama

    02/28/2016 10:37:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 93 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 28, 2016 12:03 PM EST | Errin Haines Whack
    Watching the fight unfold between President Barack Obama and Senate Republicans over who should choose the next Supreme Court justice, Michael A. Bowden got angry at what he saw at the latest affront to the first black president. And then his thoughts turned from Washington to his own state. Obama won't be on the ballot this fall, but Pennsylvania GOP Sen. Pat Toomey will - and Bowden has made defeating him in November a priority. [...] Democrats are pressuring senators in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Hampshire, Illinois and Wisconsin to back down from their refusal to confirm or even consider Obama's...
  • WashPost's Thiessen: Biden Blocked Federal Court Nominations en Masse in 1988 and 1992

    02/27/2016 12:01:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 27, 2016 | Tom Blumer
    Conservative and center-right columnists often have to do far more digging than their liberal counterparts, simply because overwhelmingly left-leaning beat journalists, aka "Democrats with bylines," provide such unbalanced reporting on current events on a daily basis. Fortunately, the Washington Post's Marc Thiessen did the entirely necessary work of rummaging through available information about federal court nominations in 1988 and 1992. Any beat reporter could have done the same thing, but either didn't, or decided not to report what was found. What Thiessen unearthed makes an argument-ending mockery of Vice President Joe Biden's claim, made in a Monday evening tweet, that when he...
  • The Latest: Syria government 'regrets' rejection of UN move

    02/20/2016 10:51:12 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    Hickory Daily Record ^ | 02/20/2016 | ap
    <p>Saudi Arabia's foreign minister says he favors equipping Syrian rebels with surface-to-air missiles, arguing it would shift the balance of power.</p> <p>Saudi Arabia is a key backer of rebels against President Bashar Assad. Foreign Minister Adel el-Jubeir was quoted as telling German weekly Der Spiegel in an interview published Saturday: "We believe that introducing surface-to-air missiles in Syria is going to change the balance of power on the ground."</p>
  • Trump irks Jewish donors with comments on Mideast peace

    12/03/2015 2:19:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 105 replies
    WHIO-TV ^ | December 3, 2015 | Steve Peoples and Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press
    The Jewish donors gathered Thursday had two demands of the Republican presidential candidates who'd come to speak to them: unambiguous support for Israel and respect. Donald Trump seemed to fail at both. The party's 2016 front-runner openly questioned Israel's commitment to the Mideast peace process in his remarks to the Republican Jewish Coalition, echoing comments he made the night before in an interview with The Associated Press. He drew boos after refusing to endorse Jerusalem as the nation's undivided capital. And he suggested to the influential group simply wanted to install a puppet in the White House....
  • 3 Americans abducted in Baghdad are free, Iraqi officials say

    02/16/2016 7:31:59 AM PST · by nuconvert · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 16, 2016
    Three Americans who were abducted in Baghdad last month have been freed Tuesday, Iraqi officials told The Associated Press. The three officials, speaking on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to brief the press, said Tuesday that the Americans were freed by the Iraqi intelligence service.
  • Proclaiming innocence, ex-Israeli PM goes to prison

    02/15/2016 5:27:13 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 14 replies
    AP Via Washington Post ^ | 02/15/2016 | Josef Federman 
    Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Monday began a 19-month prison sentence for bribery and obstruction of justice, defiantly proclaiming his innocence in a farewell video as he became the first Israeli premier to be placed behind bars. His imprisonment capped a stunning fall from grace that ended Israel’s last serious round of peace efforts with the Palestinians and ushered in the era of Benjamin Netanyahu, a hardliner widely criticized in the region and around the world.
  • Donald Trump's Senior Adviser is a Stock Fraud Felon with a Mob Past [12/05/2105]

    02/08/2016 1:40:52 PM PST · by TheThirdRuffian · 177 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/05/2105 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump knew a man he named as a senior business adviser in 2010 had been convicted in a major Mafia-linked stock fraud scheme, according to Associated Press interviews and a review of court records. Trump had worked with Felix Sater previously during the man's stint as an executive at Bayrock Group LLC, a real estate development firm that partnered with Trump on numerous projects after renting office space from the Trump Organization. But Sater's past was not widely known at the time because he was working as a government cooperator on mob cases and the judge overseeing...
  • Madeline Albright: 'Special Place in Hell' For Women Who Don't Vote For Hillary

    02/06/2016 5:40:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 139 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 6, 2016 | Tom Blumer
    During the 2008 presidential campaign, Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin referred to Madeline Albright's somewhat well-known saying, found on a Starbucks coffee cup, that "There's a special place in Hell for women who don't help other women." At the time, Albright, who served as Secretary of State under Bill Clinton, huffed: "Though I am flattered that Governor Palin has chosen to cite me as a source of wisdom, what I said had nothing to do with politics." She naturally followed that statement with an intense political attack on Palin and GOP presidential nominee John McCain. Now that Democrat Hillary...
  • After Iowa, Trump Showing off Effort to Win in New Hampshire

    02/06/2016 10:01:44 AM PST · by Albion Wilde · 144 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb. 6, 2016 | JILL COLVIN AND JEFF HORWITZ, ASSOCIATED PRESS
    "It's really about asking them whether they're going to get out and vote on Tuesday and whether they support Mr. Trump," McGough said. He said he had made 1,150 calls for Trump on Wednesday alone. Kevin Bray, 51, another volunteer, said he had driven more than 20 hours in the rain from Nixa, Missouri, after seeing the results in Iowa. "Iowa happened and I woke up really irritated," he said. "I said, you know, I want to make a difference." He said he arrived on Wednesday morning and told Trump's team to put him to work. In a back room...
  • San Francisco police recite pledge to root out intolerance

    01/30/2016 9:29:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 30, 2016 12:10 PM EST | Paul Elias
    San Francisco police officers are being asked to combat racism in the ranks and take a pledge to turn in colleagues displaying intolerant behavior, such as slurs and jokes targeting people of color, gays and women. The pledge is part of a broader public relations campaign by the embattled police department to repair frayed relations with minority neighborhoods and community activists. The campaign comes amid growing tensions between police and black communities that are shaking up departments across the country and have led to the dismissal of top brass in some cities, including Chicago. Politically progressive San Francisco is not...
  • IBD Calls Out Al Gore As His 10-Year 'Planetary Emergency' Deadline Looms

    01/23/2016 8:27:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 23, 2016 | Tom Blumer
    On January 26, 2006, former Vice President, current climate alarmist and centimillionaire Al Gore told the Associated Press's David Germain that "unless drastic measures to reduce greenhouse gases are taken within the next 10 years, the world will reach a point of no return." . Tuesday, as DC and much of the Northeast finishes digging out from a serious and possibly historic weekend snowstorm, will be the tenth anniversary of Gore's "planetary emergency" warning. The "global warming" true believers in the establishment press will never hold Gore accountable for his nonsense, which is why going to alternative sources such as...
  • Sen. Richard Burr asks for retraction on report of comments about Ted (Vote for Sanders) [tr]

    01/21/2016 2:01:21 PM PST · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Charlotte News and Observer ^ | January 21, 2016 | Jim Morrill
    U.S. Sen. Richard Burr on Thursday strongly denied a news report that said he had told people he would vote for Democrat Bernie Sanders over Republican Ted Cruz. Burr’s aides asked The Associated Press for a retraction. An AP spokesman said the news agency was sticking by its story. “I will support whoever the GOP nominee is,” Burr tweeted. “@AP is trying to create discord where there isn't discord by telling lies.”
  • Scientists hope court setback doesn't stop giant telescope (Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea HI)

    12/12/2015 10:05:44 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 12, 2015 1:04 PM EST | Jennifer Sinco Kelleher
    Scientists involved in Hawaii astronomy are hopeful that builders of a giant telescope planned for a mountain held sacred by Native Hawaiians don't give up on the project. A recent state Supreme Court decision invalidated the $1.4 billion project's permit to build on conservation land, which could delay construction by several years. The nonprofit company building the Thirty Meter Telescope hasn't yet indicated its next move. Protesters say they will continue to fight the telescope. ...