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  • Sen. Sessions Reveals 15 Refugee Jihadis, Hopes To Shrink Obama’s 2016 Refugee Budget

    11/24/2015 6:54:58 PM PST · by xzins · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Nov 2015 | Neil Munro
    Sen. Jeff Sessions is out with a list of 15 vetted refugees who quickly joined jihad plots to attack the United States. He’s spotlighting the refugees-turned-jihadis because he’s trying to prod GOP leaders into halting Congress’ normal practice of giving the president huge leeway to import foreign migrants and refugees into the United States. Liban Haji Mohamed providing material support to Harakat Shabaab Al-Mujahidin, also known as Al-Shabaab and Al-Qaeda Abdinassir Mohamud Ibrahim sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for conspiring to provide material support to Al-Shabaab Abdullah Ramo Pazara left the United States to go to Syria and...

    11/24/2015 6:10:19 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 106 replies
    WND ^ | 24 Nov 15 | Douglas Ernst and Matt Drudge
    Matt Drudge: 'America has been arming ISIS'Rare tweet by media giant alludes to sinister Obama policy Matt Drudge’s first tweet in months came with a cryptic message: “America has been arming ISIS.” The Obama administration has been plagued for weeks over news U.S. weapons supplied to Syrian rebels were inadvertently winding up in the hands of terror groups. The media giant’s tweet on Tuesday alludes to something far more sinister. Major media outlets covered the ineptitude of Obama’s U.S.-trained rebels in early November, but there was no evidence he purposefully sent weapons to terror networks determined to attack America....
  • Watch Live: Donald Trump Rally in Myrtle Beach, SC (11-24-15)

    11/24/2015 3:56:17 PM PST · by jennychase · 144 replies
    youtube ^ | rightside
    Watch Live: Donald Trump Rally in Myrtle Beach, SC (11-24-15)
  • 'Severe blow': Al Qaeda suicide bomber takes out leadership of key ISIS brigade

    11/24/2015 3:26:44 PM PST · by wtd · 77 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 24, 2015 | Paul Alster
    'Severe blow': Al Qaeda suicide bomber takes out leadership of key ISIS brigadeHAIFA, Israel – A recent suicide bombing in southern Syria shows the rivalry between Al Qaeda and ISIS is more than just a contest to see who can kill the most infidels -- the groups are using classic terror techniques on each other. The Nov. 15 bombing came at a top-level meeting of the Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade, a key ISIS militia known for its bloody and vicious hold over parts of the Golan Heights. Six of the group’s top men were killed, including Muhammad "Abu Ali" al-Baridi,...
  • Hostages Taken, Shots Fired in Northern France

    11/24/2015 11:23:33 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 69 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 24 Nov 15 | Unknown
    A hostage situation has reportedly erupted in the northern French town of Roubaix, close to the Belgian border, with medical services reporting several gunshot wounds. The town is located approximately one hour west of Brussels.
  • BTTT! Thanksgiving: Are You Thankful That God Has Provided Free Republic? [FReepathon]

    11/24/2015 9:07:03 AM PST · by onyx · 160 replies
    FREE REPUBLIC | TUESDAY, November 24, 2015 | XZINS
    FReeperEd ^ | 24 Nov 15 | Xzins Posted on 11/23/2015 10:24:58 AM PST by xzins Thanksgiving: Are You Thankful That God Has Provided Free Republic? It's a simple question. It can be answered immediately with a yes or a no. If yes, then let me encourage you to support this site that offers you a chance to have your say unhindered by the establishment trolls found on most other websites. Why thankful to God? Of course, we're thankful first for His providing us with salvation, with abundant blessings, with families, with freedom to practice our faith. But, you...
  • Putin warns Turkey there will be "serious consequences" for "stabbing Russia in the back"(Shortened)

    11/24/2015 7:17:17 AM PST · by Biggirl · 188 replies
    DailyMail.co.uk ^ | November 24, 2015 | Sarah Malm And Will Stewart
    President Vladimir Putin has accused Turkey of funding ISIS, and using its military to protect the terrorist organisation, after a Russian fighter jet was shot down near the Syrian border on Tuesday morning. The two-pilot Sukhoi Su-24 jet was shot down by F-16 fighter planes just after 9am this morning, after it violated Turkish airspace and ignored nearly a dozen warnings by the military, Ankara officials said.
  • Russian rescue helicopter 'shot down by Syrian rebels' while searching for pilots

    11/24/2015 7:55:01 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 53 replies
    Mirror ^ | 11/24/15 | Anthony Bond
    The Russian leader also warned it would have serious consequences for his country's relations with Turkey A Russian rescue helicopter has been shot down by Syrian rebels while searching for pilots missing after Turkey downed a Russian jet. The helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing in a government-held area in Syria's Latakia province. A Syrian insurgent group, which uses U.S. Tow missiles, said its fighters hit the helicopter with an anti-tank missile. Video footage has emerged online appearing to show the helicopter after it crashed in dense woodland. Plumes of smoke can be seen coming from the aircraft....
  • So Far: Syrian Refugees in U.S. Include 2,098 Muslims, 53 Christians

    11/24/2015 6:18:41 AM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    CNS News ^ | November 17, 2015 | Patrick Goodenough
    By Patrick Goodenough | November 17, 2015 | 4:29 AM EST .insert-box .insert-caption { max-width:315px; } @media (max-width: 315px) { .insert-box .insert-caption { width: 100%; } } Holding crosses painted in the colors of the Syrian opposition flag, Syrian Christians protest persecution in their homeland (Photo: Shaam News Network) (CNSNews.com) – President Obama said Monday that calls from some quarters for the U.S. to admit only Christian refugees from Syria were “shameful,” yet the reality is that today’s refugee system discriminates, not against Syrian Muslims, but against Christians and other non-Muslim minorities.Critics say this is because the federal government relies...
  • Join Ted Cruz in Iowa! (November 28 - 30)

    11/23/2015 4:21:22 PM PST · by Isara · 4 replies
    Saturday, November 28Creston Retail Stop 2:00 pm Windrow Restaurant 102 West Taylor Creston, IA 50801RSVP HERELamoni Town Hall 6:00 pm Lamoni High School - Commons 301 West Main Street Lamoni, IA 50140RSVP HEREChariton Retail Stop 10:10 pm Casey's General Store 335 N Main St. Chariton, IA 50049RSVP HERESunday, November 29Speak attend/speak at morning service at Christian Life Assembly of God 10:00 am Christian Life Assembly of God 9001 Fleur Dr. Des Moines, IARSVP HERENewton Retail Stop 2:30 pm Pizza Ranch 1500 W 18th St S, Newton, IA 50208RSVP HERETama Retail Stop 4:20 pm Casey's General Store 1207 State St. Tama,...
  • Cruz super-PAC makes big South Carolina play

    11/23/2015 4:12:26 PM PST · by Isara · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 23, 2015 | Jonathan Swan
    A super-PAC supporting Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is making its biggest investment to date, installing a data-driven grassroots operation in early-voting South Carolina.Keep the Promise PAC has hired 14 full-time field directors and county organizers in the state, which holds one of the nation's first primary contests, the group said in a statement. Recruited to lead the South Carolina team is former state Rep. Dan Tripp (R), who had spearheaded efforts there for the now-defunct presidential campaign of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. "This significant investment in South Carolina is indicative of the growing national support for Sen. Cruz," Tripp...
  • Did Ted Cruz Save E-Commerce?

    11/23/2015 5:44:34 PM PST · by Isara · 9 replies
    Granite Grok ^ | Nov 23, 2015 | Steve MacDonald
    PJ Media has an interesting piece on Ted Cruz when he was developing economic policy as the director of the Federal Trade Commission's Office of Policy Planning. PJ Media | What No One Seems to Know About Ted Cruz’s Past (A few highlights, read the article for the meat in between.)– Cruz launched an initiative to study the government's role in conspiring with established businesses to suppress e-commerce. – To lay a foundation, Cruz organized a conference on regulatory barriers to e-commerce.– After the conference, Cruz testified at a hearing supporting the online sales of contact lenses and pushed the...
  • Fiorina loses Hollywood endorsement to Cruz (James Woods)

    11/23/2015 7:39:19 PM PST · by Isara · 44 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/23/15 | Anna Giaritelli
    Actor James Woods pulled his endorsement of presidential candidate Carly Fiorina Monday night, tweeting that he has been won over by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, during a 40-minute conversation. James Woods @RealJamesWoods .@SenTedCruz and I just spoke for 40 minutes by phone about our love of this country. This man is the real deal. I'm all in! #TedCruz #tcot .@SenTedCruz has finally won me over because of his steadfast devotion to conservative principles regardless of polls or opinions. #TedCruz- James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) November 23, 2015 Woods, known for his 40-year movie and television career, said he was moved by Cruz's...
  • Quinnipiac Poll: Cruz, Trump in Virtual Tie In Iowa

    11/24/2015 6:37:50 AM PST · by Isara · 224 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 24 Nov 2015 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Ted Cruz on Wednesday edged into a virtual tie with GOP front-runner Donald Trump in a new Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday for the state of Iowa, with Trump retaining a narrow lead of 25 percent of the vote, followed by Cruz with 23 percent, doubling his support from four weeks ago. By the numbers: Trump, 25 percent;Cruz, 23 percent;Dr. Ben Carson, 18 percent;Sen. Marco Rubio, 13 percent;... The Quinnipiac Poll was conducted between Nov. 16-22 of 600 likely Iowa Republican Caucus participants, and carried a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points. In addition, 58...
  • 5 People Shot, Injured a Block from 4th Precinct Protests in Minneapolis

    11/24/2015 6:31:57 AM PST · by PeteePie · 33 replies
    KSTP 5 Eyewitness News ^ | 11/24/2015 | Dave Aeikens
    Five people were shot late Monday night near the Minneapolis Police Department’s 4th Precinct in the city’s north side, according to Minneapolis police spokesman John Elder. The incident occurred at 10:45 p.m. in the area of 14th Avenue North and Morgan Avenue North. This is one block north of the 4th Precinct station. 1925 Plymouth Ave., where protesters have been stationed since Sunday.
  • BREAKING: Second pilot found dead amid reports rescue helicopter also DOWNED

    11/24/2015 4:40:24 AM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 223 replies
    UKexpress ^ | 11/24/15 | Leda Reynolds
    A RUSSIAN helicopter has been downed while searching for the pilots who ejected from their burning jet after it was shot down this morning while flying over Syria, according to unconfirmed reports.
  • Turkish F16s shot down warplane after it violated airspace - military official

    11/24/2015 12:24:23 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 243 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Nov 24, 2015 | Reuters
    Turkish F-16 fighter jets shot down a war plane of unknown origin on Tuesday after it violated Turkish air space close to the Syrian border and ignored warnings, a Turkish military official told Reuters.
  • Warplane crashes in Syria near Turkey’s border

    11/24/2015 12:49:16 AM PST · by AdmSmith · 78 replies
    Anadolu Agency Turkey ^ | 24NOV2015 | Staff
    A warplane crashed in Syria's northwestern Turkmen town of Bayirbucak near Turkey’s border on Tuesday, Turkish security sources said. It remains unclear to which country the aircraft belongs to. Turkish Armed Forces Chief of General Staff Hulusi Akar and Turkish Foreign Minister Feridun Sinirlioglu briefed Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu following the crash. According to a media outlet’s footage of the downed aircraft, the pilots could be seen ejecting safely before the aircraft hit the ground in a huge of plume of smoke.
  • Agency will defy governor, bring Syrian refugees to Indiana

    11/23/2015 5:53:11 PM PST · by Dr. Marten · 68 replies
    Wish TV ^ | 11/23/2015 | Jim Shella
    Syrian refugees will continue to relocate in Indiana despite the governor’s order to close the borders until new security measures are in place. Exodus Immigration, the largest relocation agency in the state, believes that the governor does not have the authority to stop the immigration of Syrian refugees. It has plans to relocate 20 or so Syrian refugees to Indiana in the coming months and it is going ahead with those plans.
  • American Holiday Travelers Warned: Terror Attacks Likely

    11/23/2015 5:49:14 PM PST · by GilGil · 66 replies
    Newsmax/Reuters ^ | 11/23/2015 | Newsmax/Reuters
    As millions of Americans prepare to travel for the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, the State Department warned that potential attackers could target private or government interests. "Authorities believe the likelihood of terror attacks will continue as members of (Islamic State) return from Syria and Iraq," it said. "Additionally, there is a continuing threat from unaffiliated persons planning attacks inspired by major terrorist organizations but conducted on an individual basis."
  • Donald Trump in Columbus, OH Live Stream & Thread

    11/23/2015 3:43:12 PM PST · by JoeSeales · 172 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 11-23-15 | Donald Trump
    Donald J. Trump Rally in Columbus- Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH- 7:00 PM EST. Live streams below post any more if you find any: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reBkHeQdiy4 shift.msnbc.com PROBABLY abcnews.go.com
  • World wide caution - State Dept Travel Bulletin

    11/23/2015 3:06:43 PM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 78 replies
    US State Dept ^ | 11/23/2015 | US State Dept
    http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings/worldwide-travel-alert.html  Worldwide Travel Alert Last Updated: November 23, 2015 The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats. Current information suggests that ISIL (aka Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions.  These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics, using conventional and non-conventional weapons and targeting both official and private interests.  This Travel Alert expires on February 24, 2016. Authorities believe the likelihood of terror attacks will continue as members of ISIL/Da’esh return from Syria and Iraq.  Additionally, there is a continuing threat...
  • Emails show DOD analysts told to 'cut it out' on ISIS warnings; IG probe expands

    11/23/2015 11:31:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 103 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | November 23, 2015 | Catherine Herridge
    Analysts at U.S. Central Command were pressured to ease off negative assessments about the Islamic State threat and were even told in an email to "cut it out," Fox News has learned – as an investigation expands into whether intelligence reports were altered to present a more positive picture. Fox News is told by a source close to the CENTCOM analysts that the pressure on them included at least two emails saying they needed to "cut it out" and "toe the line." Separately, a former Pentagon official told Fox News there apparently was an attempt to destroy the communications. The...
  • Thanksgiving: Are You Thankful That God Has Provided Free Republic? [FReepathon]

    11/23/2015 10:24:58 AM PST · by xzins · 173 replies
    FReeperEd ^ | 23 Nov 15 | Xzins
    Thanksgiving: Are You Thankful That God Has Provided Free Republic? It's a simple question. It can be answered immediately with a yes or a no. If yes, then let me encourage you to support this site that offers you a chance to have your say unhindered by the establishment trolls found on most other websites. Why thankful to God? Of course, we're thankful first for His providing us with salvation, with abundant blessings, with families, with freedom to practice our faith. But, you know, and I know that Free Republic does not infringe on any of those blessings but actually...
  • Putin Visits Tehran for Syria Talks (Meets with Ayatollah Khamenei)

    11/23/2015 7:31:30 AM PST · by xzins · 78 replies
    VOA ^ | 23 Nov 15 | VOA
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Tehran for talks with Iranian leaders about the crisis in Syria. On his first trip to Iran in eight years, Putin met with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday, as Russia nears a third month of military engagement in the conflict. The discussions come on a sidelines of a one-day trip to Iran for a summit of gas-exporting countries. Tehran and Moscow have supported Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the ongoing civil war that has crippled the country since 2011 and killed over 250,000 people. The violence has displaced millions more. On...
  • Climate change root cause of Syrian war: Britain's Prince Charles

    11/23/2015 2:23:58 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 108 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/23/2015 | Michael Holden
    Britain's Prince Charles has pointed to the world's failure to tackle climate change as a root cause of the civil war in Syria, terrorism and the consequent refugee crisis engulfing Europe. The heir to the British throne is due to give a keynote speech at the opening of a global climate summit in Paris next week where 118 leaders will gather to try to nail down a deal to limit rising greenhouse gas emissions. "Some of us were saying 20 something years ago that if we didn't tackle these issues, you would see ever greater conflict over scarce resources and...
  • Illegal immigrant children, non-Mexicans surge across border at record rate

    11/22/2015 5:53:09 PM PST · by markomalley · 50 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/22/15 | Stephen Dinan
    The Southwest border has broken open in recent weeks, with non-Mexicans — and illegal immigrant children in particular — crossing at a record rate in October, according to Border Patrol statistics that suggest the administration’s victory lap earlier this year was premature.Nearly 5,000 unaccompanied children were caught in October, and nearly 3,000 more had been caught in the first half of November — a record pace for those months — and it signals just how closely smuggling cartels and would-be illegal immigrants themselves are paying attention to lax enforcement in the U.S.Worse yet, the increases are borderwide, with every one...
  • Mass shooting at Bunny Friend Park on Gallier Street in New Orleans

    11/22/2015 6:20:33 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 111 replies
    bnonews.com ^ | November 22, 2015
    At least 16 people have been shot during the filming of a music video at the Bunny Friend Park in New Orleans, officials say. (more) The shooting happened just after 6 p.m. when about 500 people, including many children, were at the park as a music video was being filmed. Multiple victims were seen at the park’s main building as ambulances raced to the scene. Nearby streets have been closed by police.
  • Northern New Jersey Draws Probers' Eyes [muslims cheer in NJ after 9/11]

    11/22/2015 4:27:11 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Flasback: September 18, 2001 | By Serge F. Kovaleski and Fredrick Kunkle
    The FBI investigation into the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon has led agents back to a familiar area: northern New Jersey. It was there, in Jersey City, just across the Hudson River from Manhattan, that a Muslim cell plotted the 1993 bombing of the twin towers and sought to destroy other New York landmarks as part of an urban guerrilla war against the United States. ~~snip~~ In Jersey City, within hours of two jetliners' plowing into the World Trade Center, law enforcement authorities detained and questioned a number of people who were allegedly seen celebrating the...
  • James O'Keefe: What Does Huma Say on about Syrian Refugees on Undercover Video?

    11/22/2015 3:58:51 PM PST · by Diago · 66 replies
    James O'Keefe Twitter ^ | November 22, 2015 | James O'Keefe
    Excited to release our new video on @HumaAbedin tomorrow (Monday) from an event where recordings were prohibited, of course.
  • Pro-market Macri wins Argentina presidency: exit polls

    11/22/2015 2:47:44 PM PST · by Perdogg · 20 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11.22.15
    Pro-market leader Mauricio Macri won Argentina's presidential runoff vote on Sunday, according to exit polls, heralding an end to 12 years of leftist government. Exit polls broadcast by several television channels just after voting closed at 2100 GMT indicated that conservative Macri, 56, had beaten his left-wing rival Daniel Scioli, without giving a breakdown.
  • VIDEO PROOF Muslims dancing & celebrating after hearing about 9/11 (CNN news) ACTUAL NEWS FOOTAGE

    11/22/2015 2:06:15 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 92 replies
    Trump was right! Muslims hate America, hate Israel, hate God, hate freedom! Were cheering and dancing in the streets regarding the 911 Muslim terrorist attack on America. Muslims are a subversive enemy out to destroy America. And Obama is allied with them against US!! Obama is an enemy of state! FOBO!!
  • Ted Cruz In Iowa: Obama Can’t Have Either Our God Or Our Guns

    11/22/2015 11:27:00 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 60 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-22-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Speaking at the Family Leader's Presidential Family Forum in Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday, Texas Senator Ted Cruz had some harsh words for President Obama. The Republican presidential candidate believes that the president is tearing at the fabric of society by undermining the freedom of religion. And he's not willing to let that happen. "It is the first right protected in the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights. It is the foundation of everything else in America. If you can’t worship God, all other liberties are taken away." Although many people seem to believe that the freedom of speech...

    11/22/2015 10:58:26 AM PST · by onyx · 137 replies
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  • Trump again won’t rule out a third-party run

    11/22/2015 8:30:24 AM PST · by springwater13 · 201 replies
    <p>Trump was responding to a Wall Street Journal report that Republican operatives are considering banding together donors from the other GOP campaigns in a bid to knock Trump off the top spot.</p> <p>Their efforts are taking on increased urgency as the first-in-the-nation Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses near and Trump leads the crowded GOP field for the fourth consecutive month, according to a new national Washington Post-ABC News poll. Some candidates, including Ohio Gov. John Kasich and former Florida governor Jeb Bush, also are showing more willingness lately to directly attack Trump.</p>
  • IBD: Islamist Organization Involved in 'Screening' U.S.-Bound Refugees

    11/22/2015 5:47:47 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 44 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | Nov 19 2015 | Tom Blumer
    <p>"We are delighted to work ... with the OIC," said U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres. So it's really the U.N. and radical Islamists who are choosing your new Muslim neighbors.</p>
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 22 November 2015

    11/22/2015 4:50:34 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 211 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 22 November 2015 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows November 22nd, 2015 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Republican presidential candidate John Kasich; former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta; New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul; Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.; Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas; Brett McGurk, presidential envoy for the global coalition to counter the Islamic State group.THIS WEEK (ABC): Republican presidential candidates Ben Carson and Donald Trump; Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley; Reps. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and Martha McSally, R-Ariz.STATE OF THE...
  • John Bel Edwards defeats David Vitter in Louisiana governor race

    11/22/2015 2:27:05 AM PST · by markomalley · 182 replies
    Gulf Live ^ | 11/22/15
    Democrat John Bel Edwards won the runoff election for Louisiana governor Saturday, defeating the once-heavy favorite, Republican David Vitter, and handing the Democrats their first statewide victory since 2008.Edwards, a state lawmaker, will take over the office from term-limited Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal in January.Voters' rejection of Vitter was a stunning turn of events for the U.S. senator, who has been a political powerhouse in the state for years and started his campaign nearly two years ago as the race's front-runner.
  • Is this the end of the E.U.?

    11/20/2015 2:10:58 PM PST · by Lorianne · 64 replies
    CNBC ^ | 17 November 2015 | Jake Novak
    It's always the things you don't expect that get you. After banking scandals, currency issues, and a Greek/Portugese/Spanish debt crisis just about every six months, the economic and political partnership that is the European Union seems much more likely to fall apart for an entirely different reason after all. That reason is ISIS. This is a political nightmare for the statist bureaucrats who have been working for decades to reduce true representative democracy all for the goal of a unified and monolithic economic entity without worrying about being hindered by annoying little things like the will of the people. Before...
  • Palestinians: Our Kids Have Right to Stone Jews

    11/20/2015 12:10:35 PM PST · by SJackson · 65 replies
    Israel Today ^ | November 17, 2015
    Earlier this month, Israel’s Knesset enacted a minimum prison term for minors who throw stones and firebombs at vehicles. An outraged Palestinian Authority called the measure “punitive and racist.” Stoning attacks in Israel go largely unreported, but on average there are several such incidents every day. The perpetrators are usually Palestinian Arab youth, and their victims are almost always Israeli Jewish motorists. A number of these attacks have resulted in severe injuries and deaths, including Jewish children. There are certain areas of Jerusalem that the police, ambulances and other public services simply won’t enter for fear of being stoned. But...
  • Donald Trump Corrects the Record: Media Proposed Muslim Database, Not Me

    11/20/2015 11:47:54 AM PST · by BigEdLB · 94 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/20/15 | Charlie Sperring
    Donald Trump corrected reports from the media suggesting that he actually wanted a government database for all Muslim Americans to be registered in order to stop terrorism. “I didn’t suggest a database – a reporter did,” he wrote on Twitter moments ago. “We must defeat Islamic terrorism and have surveillance, including a watch list, to protect America.” The media spent most of the day reacting to Trump’s positive reaction to a question posed by reporters as to whether he supported a plan to register American Muslims.
  • VIDEO: Donald Trump Town Hall at Wofford College

    11/20/2015 11:09:11 AM PST · by JoeSeales · 17 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 11-20-15 | Donald Trump
    Live stream kept going out on me so heres the full replay if you missed some of it. GOP Presidential candidate and front-runner Donald J. Trump spoke and answered questions at a town hall event at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC on Friday, November 20, 2015. youtube.com/watch?v=FMnfI1a0evE
  • LIVE: Putin chairs Defense Ministry meeting after Sinai plane crash confirmed terrorist attack

    11/20/2015 11:03:18 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 30 replies
    RT ^ | 11-20-2015 | RT
  • Louisiana Gov. Race: Syrian Refugee Debate Erodes Dem's Lead to 4 Points

    11/20/2015 11:02:43 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Nov. 2015 | John Nolte
    According to the newest state-wide poll of Louisiana taken Thursday, Republican gubernatorial candidate Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) 71% has inched to within just 4 points of his Democrat opponent, John Bel Edwards. Earlier in the month, Edwards had been handily beating Vitter by as much as +22 points. Proving once again why early voting is an appallingly dumb idea, while the Syrian refugee debate appears to be helping Vitter gain ground (he leads on this issue 40% to 36%), according to the Huffington Post, more than a quarter of a million votes have already been cast in Louisiana. Like almost...
  • 5 Pakistanis, 1 Afghan detained near Patagonia

    11/20/2015 10:16:02 AM PST · by SandRat · 20 replies
    U.S. Border Patrol agents detained five undocumented border-crossers from Pakistan and another from Afghanistan near Patagonia this week. The individuals were detained Monday along with two smugglers, the Border Patrol said in a statement issued Thursday. Patagonia Marshal Joe Patterson said the arrests occurred in the Rail X Ranch Estates neighborhood just northeast of town, near Milepost 22 on State Route 82. “As a standard procedure, agents processed the six individuals and checked their identities against numerous law enforcement and national security-related databases,” the Border Patrol statement said. “Records checks revealed no derogatory information about the individuals.”
  • France sees surge in army recruitment enquiries after attacks

    11/20/2015 10:11:36 AM PST · by quesney · 10 replies
    (Reuters) - Requests for information about joining the French army have surged following the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris, military officials said on Friday. Colonel Herve Chene, head of airforce recruitment, said the numbers visiting his unit's hiring centers had tripled since Islamist militants killed at least 130 people a week ago. Clicks on his unit's recruitment website had shot up too. "Under normal circumstances, our website gets 2,000 visits per day. Now we have over 20,000," Chene told Reuters."All of the armed forces are seeing increased numbers." Commandant Reynald Tambour at Paris's airforce recruitment center said inquiries about joining...
  • U.S. Pilots Confirm: Obama Admin Blocks 75 Percent of Islamic State Strikes

    11/20/2015 3:33:06 AM PST · by markomalley · 97 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 11/20/15 | Adam Kredo
    U.S. military pilots who have returned from the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq are confirming that they were blocked from dropping 75 percent of their ordnance on terror targets because they could not get clearance to launch a strike, according to a leading member of Congress.Strikes against the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL) targets are often blocked due to an Obama administration policy to prevent civilian deaths and collateral damage, according to Rep. Ed Royce (R., Calif.), chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.The policy is being blamed for allowing Islamic State militants to gain...
  • At least 27 dead after Islamists seize luxury hotel in Mali's capital

    11/20/2015 9:06:39 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 47 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | Tiemoko Diallo
    At least 27 people were reported dead on Friday after Malian commandos stormed a luxury hotel in the capital Bamako with at least 170 people inside, many of them foreigners, that had been seized by Islamist gunmen. The former French colony has been battling Islamist rebels for several years, and the jihadist group Al Mourabitoun, allied to al Qaeda and based in the deserts of northern Mali, claimed responsibility for the attack in a tweet. By late afternoon, ministerial adviser Amadou Sangho told the French television station BFMTV that no more hostages were being held. But a U.N. official said...
  • LIVE Stream: Donald Trump at Wofford College

    11/20/2015 8:49:24 AM PST · by JoeSeales · 59 replies
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  • Planned UN ‘hub’ in Washington aims to influence US counterterrorism strategy

    11/20/2015 8:42:44 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 17 replies
    EXCLUSIVE:  The chief United Nations human rights agency, with the Obama administration’s apparent blessing, is creating a new “regional hub” for itself in Washington, to use as a center for organizing against the death penalty, among other things, and for affecting the legal frameworks, policies, and strategies of American counterterrorism.  In a management plan covering its activities through 2017, the agency, known as the Office of the High Commissioner for Hu