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  • Republicans chances of winning the Senate keep getting better

    10/20/2014 5:43:47 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 40 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 20 Oct 14 | Chris Cillizza
    <p>The likelihood of a Republican Senate takeover continues to increase with all three major election models giving the GOP at least a six in ten probability of winning the six seats the party needs to win take back control.</p> <p>The trend lines in both the LEO and FiveThirtyEight models highlight movement over the past week toward Republicans -- with a slight tick back toward Democrats in the last few days."</p>
  • Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard indicted on 23 felony corruption charges by Lee County Grand Jury

    10/20/2014 2:41:12 PM PDT · by sunmars · 54 replies
    MONTGOMERY, Alabama --- Mike Hubbard, speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives and a powerful leader in the state Republican Party, has been indicted by a grand jury and charged with 23 counts, including using his office for personal gain and soliciting things of value. Hubbard, 52, who led a historic Republican takeover of the state Legislature during the 2010 election, was charged after an investigation in his home county that has lasted more than a year. The charges against Hubbard include 23 class B felonies. Those charges include: Four counts of using of his office as Chairman of the...
  • EXCLUSIVE: OBAMA ADMINISTRATION QUIETLY PREPARES 'SURGE' OF MILLIONS OF NEW IMMIGRANT IDS

    10/20/2014 12:08:29 AM PDT · by lbryce · 121 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 19, 2014 | Johnathan Strong
    Despite no official action from the president ahead of the election, the Obama administration has quietly begun preparing to issue millions of work authorization permits, suggesting the implementation of a large-scale executive amnesty may have already begun. Unnoticed until now, a draft solicitation for bids issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Oct. 6 says potential vendors must be capable of handling a “surge” scenario of 9 million id cards in one year “to support possible future immigration reform initiative requirements.” The request for proposals says the agency will need a minimum of four million cards per year. In...
  • Dear FReepers: We need your continuing support to keep FR in the fight!! [FReepathon thread XVIII]

    10/19/2014 5:52:03 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 228 replies
    Free Republic is here to defend our Republic and our Constitution and to continue the never-ending fight for the founding principles and our God-given Liberty. We are not going to roll over for the homosexual agenda or the Marxist/fascist ruling class who are trying to "fundamentally transform" America. No surrender, no retreat!! Hold the line!! Our God-given unalienable rights are not subject to debate, negotiation or compromise and that includes our religious freedom and the free exercise thereof!! Do not give-up your rights to free speech, free religion. Do not give up your guns. Do not give up on traditional...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 19 October 2014

    10/19/2014 4:26:48 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 146 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 19 October 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows October 19th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Dr. Anthony Fauci, infectious disease chief at the National Institutes of Health; Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee chairman; Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., head of the Democratic National Committee; Tim Murphy, R-Pa.; and Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Fauci; Sens. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Fauci; Richard Umbdenstock, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association; Dr. Robert...
  • Supreme Court Allows Texas to Use Strict Voter ID Law in Coming Election

    10/18/2014 4:34:03 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 58 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10/18/14 | ADAM LIPTAK
    The Supreme Court on Saturday allowed Texas to use its strict voter identification law in the November election. The court’s order, issued just after 5 a.m., was unsigned and contained no reasoning.
  • Obama May Send National Guard to Liberia to Fight Ebola: Sources

    10/16/2014 9:40:17 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 174 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/16/2014 | Jim Miklaszewski and Courtney Kube
    President Barack Obama is expected to issue an executive order Thursday paving the way for the deployment of National Guard forces to Liberia to help contain the Ebola outbreak there, sources told NBC News. The sources said that eight engineers and logistical specialists from the Guard, both active-duty and reservists, would probably be included in the first deployment. They are expected to help build 17 Ebola treatment centers, with 100 beds apiece. The sources said that no decision had been made.
  • House CDC Ebola Hearing Live Thread-On CNN Now.

    10/16/2014 9:25:00 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 57 replies
    10-16-2015 | TCRLAF
    ON CNN live, right now.
  • Plane Isolated In Madrid Over Ebola Fears

    10/16/2014 6:24:10 AM PDT · by Wiz-Nerd · 49 replies
    Sky News ^ | Thursday, 16 October 2014 | Sky News
    An Air France plane has been isolated at an airport in Madrid after a patient was reported to have a fever and shivers. The situation is being treated as a suspected case of ebola, a health ministry official was quoted as saying.
  • LIVE C-SPAN 12pm EDT (9am PDT) Dr Tom Frieden CDC before House Energy and Commerce subcommittee

    10/16/2014 3:58:37 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 47 replies
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden and other witnesses testify before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on U.S. efforts to control the ongoing Ebola outbreak.
  • HOUSTON MAYOR BACKS OFF FROM SUBPOENAS TO PASTORS

    10/15/2014 10:35:49 PM PDT · by This Just In · 158 replies
    Breitbart-Texas ^ | October 15, 2014 | Sarah Rumpf
    AUSTIN, Texas -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker has backed down from the subpoenas the City of Houston issued to several area pastors, Breitbart Texas has learned. Breitbart Texas reported earlier about the controversy, stemming from litigation challenging the city's anti-discrimination ordinance and subpoenas asking the pastors for the content of their sermons, speeches and communications with church members. Texas Senator Ted Cruz weighed in, firmly supporting the pastors in their efforts to fight the subpoenas, while Mayor Parker initially remained adamant that the city had the right to request those records. Despite posting comments on Twitter just hours before that...
  • Attorney General Greg Abbott Asks Houston City Attorney to Withdraw Subpoenas Seeking Sermons...

    10/15/2014 9:02:07 PM PDT · by lightman · 63 replies
    Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott ^ | 15 October AD 2014 | AG Greg Abbott
    https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/oagnews/release.php?id=4880 AUSTIN -- Attorney General Abbott today asked that the Houston City Attorney to immediately withdraw the subpoenas sent last month to several Houston-area pastors seeking sermons, notes and other information. In his letter to the city attorney, Attorney General Abbott said, “Whether you intend it to be so or not, your action is a direct assault on the religious liberty guaranteed by the First Amendment. The people of Houston and their religious leaders must be absolutely secure in the knowledge that their religious affairs are beyond the reach of the government.” Mr. David Feldman City Attorney City of Houston...
  • CDC: Ebola Patient Traveled By Air With “Low-Grade” Fever (CDC OK'd it?)

    10/15/2014 4:34:27 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 120 replies
    http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2014/10/15/ebola-patient-traveled-day-before-diagnosis/ | October 15, 2014 | DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM)
    CBS News Medical Correspondent Dr. John LaPook reports that Vinson called the CDC several times before boarding the plane concerned about her fever and was told she was OK to board.
  • BREAKING: President Obama Will Have Ebola Update at 5:25 p.m. ET. (live Thread)

    10/15/2014 2:21:05 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 257 replies
    WRIC ^ | 10-15-2014 | WRIC
    Per WRIC-Richmond, Obama is to give a speech on Ebola at 5:25 PM EST. Is this the one originally scheduled for 4PM?
  • Frontier Airlines Statement (CDC letter second ebola patient Dallas)

    10/15/2014 8:52:52 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 145 replies
    Twitter/NBC ^ | 10/15/14 | CDC/Frontier Airlines
    JUST IN: CDC & Frontier Airlines: 2nd health care worker diagnosed with Ebola flew from Cleveland to Dallas on Monday
  • CDC- Newest Ebola patient flew Frontier Airlines Flight 1143 day before diagnosis

    10/15/2014 8:24:29 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 325 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10-15-2014 | CNBC
    This story is developing. Please check back for further updates.
  • NY Times reveals secrets of WMD cover-up in Iraq

    10/15/2014 4:49:02 AM PDT · by xzins · 223 replies
    Fox News ^ | 15 Oct 14 | Fox
    The New York Times...details U.S. forces in Iraq finding thousands of chemical weapons during the Iraq war. "From 2004 to 2011...troops repeatedly encountered, and on at least six occasions were wounded by, chemical weapons remaining from years earlier in Saddam Hussein’s rule," "In all, American troops secretly reported finding roughly 5,000 chemical warheads
  • Breaking Now : AFP: authorities say a second health worker in Texas has tested positive for Ebola

    10/15/2014 1:55:41 AM PDT · by sunmars · 401 replies
    Just Breaking on News Wires now.
  • Appeals court reinstates Texas voter ID law

    10/14/2014 3:08:10 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 109 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | 10/14/14 | Jim Vertuno
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday reinstated Texas' tough voter ID law for the November election, which the U.S. Justice Department had condemned as the state's latest means of suppressing minority voter turnout. The ruling by the New Orleans-based 5th Circuit Court of Appeals temporarily blocks last week's ruling by U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos in Corpus Christi, who determined the law unconstitutional and similar to a poll tax designed to dissuade minorities from voting. The 5th Circuit did not rule on the merits of the law; instead, it determined it's too late to change...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 12 October 2014

    10/12/2014 4:49:56 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 72 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 12 October 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows October 12th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Theodore Olson, who helped lead the legal team that challenged Virginia's gay marriage ban; Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): White House national security adviser Susan Rice; former secretaries of state Henry Kissinger and James Baker..FACE THE NATION (CBS): Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas; former Defense Secretary and CIA Director Leon Panetta.THIS WEEK (ABC): Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of...
  • Texas healthcare worker tests positive for Ebola

    10/12/2014 2:40:49 AM PDT · by Drago · 314 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 10/12/2014 | Cnn.com
    Health care worker in Dallas tests positive for Ebola after a preliminary test, hospital says in a statement.
  • Supreme Court gives go-ahead to same-sex marriages in Idaho

    10/10/2014 3:12:09 PM PDT · by Lurking Libertarian · 109 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 10, 2014 | Robert Barnes
    <p>The Supreme Court on Friday night allowed same-sex marriages to begin in Idaho, ending a dramatic week in which the right of gay couples to marry expanded dramatically across the nation.</p> <p>In a one-sentence order, the justices denied a request from Idaho Gov. C.L. Butch Otter (R) to delay the unions so the state could continue its appeals. The court gave no reason for the action nor were there recorded dissents.</p>
  • Courts block voter ID laws in Texas, Wisconsin

    10/10/2014 10:45:04 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 89 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-10-14
    AUSTIN, Texas – A federal judge likened Texas' strict voter ID requirement to a poll tax deliberately meant to suppress minority voter turnout and struck it down less than a month before Election Day — and mere hours after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked a similar measure in Wisconsin. The twin rulings released Thursday evening represent major and somewhat surprising blows to largely Republican-backed voter identification rules sweeping the nation that have generally been upheld in previous rulings. Approved in 2011, Texas' law is considered among the nation's harshest and had even been derided in court by the Justice Department...
  • North Korea fires artillery into South: Yonhap

    10/10/2014 3:18:31 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 82 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Fri Oct 10, 2014 | reuters.com
    (Reuters) - North Korea fired artillery into South Korea on Friday, aimed at a region near the rivals' military border where an activist group had sent leaflets flying into the North, Yonhap news agency said.
  • Macedonia seals hotel after Briton dies of suspected Ebola

    10/09/2014 11:11:31 AM PDT · by AAABEST · 68 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/09/2104 | -
    SKOPJE, Oct 9 (Reuters) - A British man with symptoms of the Ebola virus died in Macedonia on Thursday and authorities said they had sealed off a hotel where he stayed, keeping another Briton and hotel staff inside. A Health Ministry official said the man had arrived in the capital, Skopje, from Britain on Oct. 2 and had been rushed to hospital at 3 p.m. (1300 GMT) on Thursday, where he died several hours later.
  • ‘Doing an IRS’? EPA can’t find top official’s text messages

    10/09/2014 2:49:30 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 8, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    The EPA is poised to “do an IRS” — similar to what the tax agency had to do with dismissed top official Lois G. Lerner — and officially notify the National Archives that it may have lost key electronic records, according to a think tank that’s suing to get text messages under an open-records request. Justice Department lawyers told a federal court on Tuesday that the alert will be coming soon, in a case that’s shaping up as a significant battle over whether government agencies are required to keep cellphone text messages as “official” records. In this case, researcher Chris...
  • Aides knew of possible White House link to Cartagena, Colombia, prostitution scandal

    10/08/2014 7:07:51 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct 8, 2014 | By Carol D. Leonnig and David Nakamura
    As nearly two dozen Secret Service agents and members of the military were punished or fired following a 2012 prostitution scandal in Colombia, Obama administration officials repeatedly denied that anyone from the White House was involved. But new details drawn from government documents and interviews show that senior White House aides were given information at the time suggesting that a prostitute was an overnight guest in the hotel room of a presidential advance-team member — yet that information was never thoroughly investigated or publicly acknowledged. The information that the Secret Service shared with the White House included hotel records and...
  • Frisco patient suspected to have Ebola (Texas, Duncan contact)

    10/08/2014 12:17:22 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 189 replies
    WFAA ^ | 10/8/2014 | WFAA
    FRISCO — A patient exhibiting "signs and symptoms of Ebola" has been transported from a Frisco CareNow. [snip] Patients are currently being held inside the clinic as crews at the scene examine staff and others inside the building. "The patient claims to have had contact with the Dallas 'patient zero,'" according to a statement from Dana Baird-Hanks, a spokeswoman with the city of Frisco. Officials say a conference will be held at 3:30 p.m. (Central time)
  • BREAKING: 2ND person rushed to hospital with signs of Ebola (had contact with Duncan)

    10/08/2014 11:58:11 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 511 replies
    Fox News Breaking Alert/ CBS DFW ^ | 08 OCT 14 | dcbryan1
    2nd person rushed to hospital showing signs of ebola. 2nd person had contact with Duncan.
  • First person diagnosed with Ebola in U.S. dies in Texas hospital

    10/08/2014 9:10:07 AM PDT · by Wiz-Nerd · 64 replies
    Reuters ^ | ed Oct 8, 2014 | Lisa Maria Garza and Richard Valdmanis
    First person diagnosed with Ebola in U.S. dies in Texas hospital
  • Justice Kennedy blocks gay marriage ruling in Idaho, Nevada

    10/08/2014 7:47:30 AM PDT · by HOYA97 · 86 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/8/2014
    Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has temporarily blocked an appeals court ruling that declared gay marriage legal in Idaho and Nevada. The order came minutes after Idaho on Wednesday filed an emergency request for an immediate stay. The state's request said that without a stay, state and county officials would have been required to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples at 10 a.m. EDT. Kennedy's order requested a response from the plaintiffs involved in Idaho's gay marriage lawsuit by the end of day Thursday. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declared gay marriage legal in Idaho and Nevada...
  • O’Reilly Grills Leon Panetta: Hasn’t Obama’s Foreign Policy Been a Failure?

    10/07/2014 6:59:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 63 replies
    mediaite ^ | 10/7/14 | Josh Feldman
    Bill O’Reilly put former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on the hot seat tonight, and repeatedly grilled him on whether President Obama‘s foreign policy has been effective or a failure. Panetta insisted to O’Reilly that he doesn’t doubt Obama’s commitment to fighting America’s enemies, there’s just a question of whether he’s made the right decisions in carrying out that fight. For example, Panetta says Obama did support providing a troop presence of thousands in Iraq, as he and others recommended, but the issue was “how hard did he fight to make it happen.” O’Reilly asked Panetta why it feels like the...
  • Ninth Circuit Strikes Down Gay-Marriage Bans in Idaho, Nevada

    10/07/2014 1:38:50 PM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 90 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10/7/14 | Jess Bravin
    WASHINGTON—The San Francisco-based Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday struck down same-sex marriage bans in Idaho and Nevada, setting the stage for legal gay marriages in five more Western states. The unanimous decision comes a day after the U.S. Supreme Court let stand lower-court rulings that ended bans in five other states, a move that effectively expanded the right to gay marriage to 30 U.S. states. The Ninth Circuit decision will apply to five states with marriage bans in that appellate circuit, likely expanding to 35 the number of states with legal same-sex marriage.
  • Free Republic is here to fight for the founding principles and our God-given Liberty!!

    10/06/2014 12:34:38 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 122 replies
    Oct. 6, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    <p>Re: Today's SCOTUS rollover for the sodomites and the inevitable RINO push to surrender that's guaranteed to follow.</p> <p>Free Republic is here to defend our Constitution and fight for the founding principles and our God-given Liberty. I'll be damned if I'm going to roll over for the homosexual agenda or the Marxist/fascist ruling class!!</p>
  • Value of Russian ruble crashing

    10/06/2014 9:04:43 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 82 replies
    UPI ^ | October 6, 2014 | Daniel J. Graber
    MOSCOW, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- The value of the Russian ruble hit a historic low Monday when compared with U.S. and European currencies, the Russian Central Bank said. It took just over 40 rubles to buy one U.S. dollar, or just over 50 rubles to buy a euro, in Monday trading, the bank said. The bank said last week it was struggling to keep Russian inflation in check because of U.S. and European sanctions on Russian energy companies. Sanctions were imposed earlier this year because of Russian policies in eastern Ukraine, where pro-Kremlin rebels are fighting for more authority. Exports...
  • High court denies gay marriage appeals [legal immediately in IN, OK, UT, VA and WI]

    10/06/2014 7:07:01 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 211 replies
    AP ^ | 10/06/2014 | Mark Sherman
    he Supreme Court has turned away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for an immediate expansion of gay and lesbian unions. The justices on Monday did not comment in rejecting appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. The court's order immediately ends delays on marriage in those states. Couples in six other states should be able to get married in short order. That would make same-sex marriage legal in 30 states and the District of Columbia. But the justices have left unresolved for now the question of same-sex marriage nationwide.
  • Report: At Least 2 Dead in Explosion at Iranian Nuclear Plant

    10/06/2014 6:15:07 AM PDT · by Wiz-Nerd · 96 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/6/2014 | Ari Soffer
    Iranian sites claim large explosion heard 'several kilometers away', shattered windows as far as 15 kilometers from blast. An explosion at Iran's Parchin nuclear plant has killed at least two people, according to Iranian media reports. The plant is located close to the Iranian capital Tehran, and the explosion has triggering speculation over a possible sabotage or assassination. The semi-official Isna news agency claimed the explosion took place after a fire erupted in an "explosive materials production unit".
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 5 October 2014

    10/05/2014 4:53:52 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 127 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 5 October 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    p>The Talk Shows October 5th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Dr. Anthony Fauci, infectious disease chief at the National Institutes of Health; Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer; Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee; former Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Fauci; Reps. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and Elijah Cummings, D-Md.; Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.THIS WEEK (ABC): Frieden. STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Frieden; Sens. Lindsey...
  • Democracy demonstrators take to streets in Hong Kong [Live Video Feed]

    10/04/2014 7:18:18 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/04/14
    Democracy demonstrators take to streets in Hong Kong
  • High-level North Korean delegation to attend AG closing ceremony (current & former No. 2 men)

    10/03/2014 6:32:58 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 159 replies
    Korea Herald ^ | 2014-10-04
    High-level North Korean delegation to attend AG closing ceremony North Korea plans to send a high-ranking delegation to the Incheon Asian Games closing ceremony Saturday, Seoul's Ministry of Unification said. According to official sources, the North informed the South on Friday that it wants to send Hwang Pyong-so, Choe Ryong-hae and Kim Yang-gon to the ceremony slated for 6 p.m. Saturday. The three officials plan to arrive via a direct air route from North Korea to Incheon at 10 a.m. Unification Minister Ryoo Kihl-jae is expected to hold talks with the North Korean officials after their arrival. Hwang was recently...
  • U.S. sending 1,000 more troops to fight Ebola

    10/03/2014 12:12:04 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 100 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/3/2014 | Kristina Wong
    The Pentagon is sending as many as 1,000 more troops to Africa to help fight the Ebola virus. The troops are being sent on top of the 3,000 President Obama has already ordered to help efforts in West Africa. ...
  • 3 Americans fighting alongside Kurds in Syria against ISIS, official says

    10/03/2014 7:43:45 AM PDT · by PeteePie · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | October 2, 2014 | Gul Tuysuz, Jennifer Rizzo and Chelsea J. Carter
    (CNN) -- Three Americans are fighting alongside Kurdish forces against the Islamic State terror group in northern Syria, a spokesman for the Kurdish group told CNN on Thursday. One of the Americans was identified by the Kurdish People's Protection Units, also known as the YPG, as Jordan Matson of Wisconsin. Matson is fighting in Haska province near the town of Jazaa, close to the Iraqi border, YPG spokesman Redur Xelil said by telephone.
  • Report: ‘Consulate source’ says Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi to be released as early as tonight

    10/01/2014 7:57:27 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 99 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 10-1-2014 | Twitchy Staff
    Craig McKee - WISN @McKeeWISN BREAKING: Consulate Source: U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi to be released from Mexico tonight or Thursday morning. #breaking #wisn12
  • Route and flight numbers for Ebola patient

    10/01/2014 4:10:16 PM PDT · by justlurking · 89 replies
    Various sources | 2014-10-01 | Various
    I thought this would be useful information: Departed Brussels 9/20 on United flight 951 at 10:30, arriving Washington Dulles at 18:36. http://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ua951/ Departed Washington Dulles 9/20 at 21:29 on United flight 822, arriving DFW at 00:01. http://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ua822/
  • US Airlines scramble after 100s of passengers had contact with Ebola patient

    10/01/2014 3:45:29 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 280 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October 1, 2014 | By MICHAEL ZENNIE FOR MAILONLINE and REUTERS
    Hundreds of airline passengers were exposed to the Liberian national before he landed in Dallas, last month, as it is revealed that he took at least three flights to get from Monrovia, Liberia to Texas. Officials announced that Thomas Eric Duncan flew through Brussels to get to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport - but no airlines operate a direct flight from the European capital to Dallas, meaning he had to take a connecting flight in between. U.S. officials have refused to release details of his itinerary, including which city he connected through - claiming that none of his fellow passengers are...
  • Secret Service director resigns

    10/01/2014 12:23:26 PM PDT · by pabianice · 123 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/1/14 | Geoff Earle
  • 101st Airborne Troops Headed To Liberia In Ebola Fight

    10/01/2014 9:51:40 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 143 replies
    Military.com ^ | Sep 30, 2014 | Richard Sisk
    The commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division and 700 of his troops will head to Liberia in late October as the military steps up its response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa, the Pentagon announced Tuesday. The "Screaming Eagle" troops from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, will set up a headquarters in Monrovia, the Liberian capital, and will be joined by 700 combat engineers from several commands, the Pentagon said. Once the troops have arrived, Army Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, commander of the 101st, will replace Maj. Gen. Darryl Williams, as commander of the U.S. military response to the Ebola...
  • Woo hoo!! Our 4th quarter FReepathon is now underway!!

    10/01/2014 9:22:21 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 258 replies
    Howdy everyone! October is here, Fall is here, and it's time for our 4th quarter FReepathon!! And it's going to be a great quarter. Elections coming up in November and we get to take the Senate away from Obama/Reid!! I don't blame anyone for not wanting to vote for the GOP-e, but we gotta take care of business first. We must wrest control of the Senate away from the Marxist democrats. It's only business. And our freedom. In the meantime, let's keep the lights on here at Free Republic. FR is funded solely by the donations provided by the people...
  • CDC confirms first Ebola case diagnosed in US

    09/30/2014 1:44:05 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 1,210 replies
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday confirmed the first case of Ebola has been diagnosed in the United States. This story is developing. Please check back for further updates
  • U.S. to give refugee status to limited number of Central American minors

    09/30/2014 1:39:08 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 9-30-14 | JIM KUHNHENN
    AP Article -- link only