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  • BREAKING: Second Intruder in Less Than 24 Hours Arrested at White House

    09/20/2014 4:35:18 PM PDT · by lbryce · 59 replies
    FoxNews ^ | September, 20 14 | staff
    According to the Secret Service, the incident started earlier Saturday afternoon when a man walked up to a gate on foot. He later showed up at a different gate in a car and pulled into the vehicle screening area. When the man was asked to leave and refused, he was placed under arrest and charged with unlawful entry. "He didn't actually break through the barricade, but he has been taken into custody," Elizabeth Prann said on America's News Headquarters this afternoon.
  • Obama to deliver statement on Iraq at 12:30 pm ET

    06/19/2014 9:05:58 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 264 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 19 2o14 | staff
    President Barack Obama will meet with members of his national security team and will deliver at statement on the situation in Iraq at 12:30 pm ET. will be streaming this event live.
  • Hillary Clinton shoe-thrower identified as Phoenix woman

    04/11/2014 2:20:10 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 67 replies
    Daily News ^ | 4/11/14 | Friedman; McShane
    The woman who fired a shoe at Hillary Clinton after slipping past security was upset when cops arrested her inside a Las Vegas casino, according to a police report. Alison Michelle Ernst, 36, of Phoenix, “appeared to be in an agitated state but aware of what she had just done,” said the report from a Las Vegas police detective. Ernst was charged with disorderly conduct in Thursday’s deja shoe incident, reminiscent of a similar footwear assault on President George W. Bush in Iraq. Raw: Shoe Thrown at Hillary Clinton During Speech A woman has been arrested by police in Las...
  • Westboro Baptist Church Leader Fred Phelps a Democrat

    03/19/2014 12:58:04 PM PDT · by celmak · 45 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 03/18/2014 | Paul Bois
    The founder of Westboro Baptist Church, Fred Phelps, notorious for leading hateful protests against gay rights, is actually a Democrat with long history of endorsing Democratic candidates. On Tuesday, Politico provided some background on Phelps' political history, most of which saw him endorsing Democrat candidates and running for office a number of times as a Democrat. In the 1990's, Phelps ran in three Kansas Democratic primaries for Governor in 1990, 1994, and 1998, receiving only 15% of the vote. He also ran for Senator in 1992, receiving 31% of the vote, and for mayor of Topeka in 1993 and 1997....
  • Stolen European passports on missing plane

    03/08/2014 8:32:29 AM PST · by bryan999 · 47 replies
    <p>MILAN (AP) — Foreign ministry officials in Rome and Vienna confirm that names of two nationals listed on the manifest of the missing Malaysian airlines flight match passports reported stolen in Thailand.</p> <p>Italy's Foreign Ministry said Saturday that an Italian man whose name was listed as being aboard is traveling in Thailand and was not aboard the plane.</p>
  • Ethiopian Airlines’ Flight 702 Squawks “HiJacking”

    02/16/2014 8:33:36 PM PST · by CondorFlight · 158 replies
    Airline Reporter ^ | 2/16/14 | Airline Reporter Staff
    At 5:00pm Pacific Time, Ethiopian Flight 702, a Boeing 767-300 was flying over Sudan when it started squawking 7500. The transponder code, is supposed to indicate a “hijacking.” (snip) The flight, operating from Addis Abba to Rome has been confirmed by Rome Airport not to have arrived yet. As of now, it is over France, but has recently taken a steep northeast heading. Based on flight tracking, it appears the plane is headed to Geneva. Emergency crews are standing by.
  • America is still here, ain't it?

    01/05/2014 7:38:08 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 36 replies
    Like most of us, I have measured and evaluated the idea that Obama and his communist backers were taking over (I even spent a goodly amount of money on arms and ammo). The abject failure of Obamacare was a pretty clear indicator that the communists who were planning to take over were either incompetent or completely unprepared for such takeover. I believe that even those who believed Obamacare was meant to fail as a step toward a single payer system were mistaken. The failure of Obamacare is a failure of government. Americans are laughing...and they will soon be angry. I...
  • Ohio high school on lockdown amid standoff with student, authorities say

    12/02/2013 7:44:48 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 45 replies ^ | 12/2/2013
    An Ohio high school is on lockdown amid a standoff with a student that has a gun, authorities say. A Toledo Public Schools spokesman told the Toledo Blade that the student is contained inside a classroom alone at Scott High School. Police said the gunman is 15 years old, the newspaper reported.
  • Jim's surgery has been rescheduled for Oct 3rd. Prayers are requested. [Update #120, #243]

    10/02/2013 7:32:39 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 331 replies
    10-02-2013 | JustAmy
    Graphic by MamaBear
  • More Than 21 Hours Later, Ted Cruz Has Been Cut Off

    09/25/2013 9:36:52 AM PDT · by illiac · 27 replies
    National Journal ^ | 9/25/13 | Matt Berman, et. al
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, rose to speak on the Senate floor at 2:41 p.m. on Tuesday. He stood up in opposition to Obamacare, he said. And he said he would continue to speak until he could no longer stand. By Wednesday morning, Cruz and some of his colleagues were still standing. He was cut off by a new day of Senate business at noon by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. It was not a filibuster. But it was a very, very long speech from the Texas senator who has been the center of attention in D.C.'s budget fight, and the...
  • Merkel allies win in Bavaria a week before German election

    09/15/2013 2:50:29 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 09/15/2013 | Christian Hetzner
    Angela Merkel's allies swept to victory in a state election in Bavaria on Sunday, regaining the absolute assembly majority they lost in 2008 and providing a show of conservative strength for the chancellor a week before Germany goes to the polls. The Christian Social Union (CSU), sister party of Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU), won 49 percent according to TV projections, putting them back more firmly in the saddle of the prosperous southern state they have governed for 56 years.
  • REPORT: Obama Is Considering A Limited Two-Day Strike On Syrian Military Targets

    08/27/2013 7:12:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 196 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/27/2013 | Michael Kelly
    President Obama is considering a strike on Syrian military targets involving sea-launched cruise missiles or possibly long-range bombers that would last no more than two days, according to senior administration officials and reported by Karen DeYoung and Anne Gearan of The Washington Post. Reuters reports that the West has told the opposition to expect a strike "within days." The limited strike would seemingly be a response to allegations that the Syrian government used chemical weapons on its own people before dawn on August 21. Hundreds were killed and thousands suffered "neurotoxic symptoms." The design of the potential attack implies sending...
  • Late Breaking Zimmerman Trial News

    07/11/2013 4:10:43 PM PDT · by MosesKnows · 36 replies
    7/11/2013 | MosesKnows
    Late Breaking Zimmerman Trial News Many of you may not know of the recent turn of events that occurred after the trial today. It is not widely reported at this point but the prosecution may have hit upon a face saving charge they believe they can prove. It’s beginning to look like the jaywalking charges may stick. The allegation is that when Zimmerman left his car he failed to cross the street at the prescribed pedestrian crossing placed there for his safety. There is a rumor, not widely distributed I should add, that the prosecution has an eyewitness that is...
  • Glenn Beck Arriving in NYC Searching for Big Breaking New Secret...That Will Change History

    06/13/2013 1:24:08 PM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 161 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 13, 2013 | WeAreTheSavageNation
    6/13/13 - Glenn Beck Arriving in NYC Searching for Big Breaking New Secret...That Will Change History
  • Germans accuse U.S. of Stasi tactics before Obama visit

    06/11/2013 5:00:28 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 44 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tuesday, June 11, 2013 | Noah Barkin
    German outrage over a U.S. Internet spying program has broken out ahead of a visit by Barack Obama, with ministers demanding the president provide a full explanation when he lands in Berlin next week and one official likening the tactics to those of the East German Stasi. German Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman has said she will raise the issue with Obama in talks next Wednesday, potentially casting a cloud over a visit that was designed to celebrate U.S.-German ties on the 50th anniversary John F. Kennedy's famous "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech... In a guest editorial for Spiegel Online on...
  • MSNBC Chief Phil Griffin: Our Network Is ‘Not The Place’ For Breaking News (master of the obvious)

    06/03/2013 5:43:39 PM PDT · by drewh · 23 replies ^ | 10:02 June 3rd, 2013 | by Andrew Kirell
    Over the last several months, it has become pretty clear that when it comes to ratings, MSNBC struggles during breaking news events, while CNN and Fox both receive boosts. In an interview with the New York Times this morning, MSNBC chief Phil Griffin essentially conceded the “breaking news” mantle to the other networks, telling viewers that his network is not focused on that sort of coverage. In what seems like a stunning admission, Griffin said: “We’re not the place for that,” he said of breaking news. “Our brand is not that.” Instead, he explained, MSNBC’s bread and butter is progressive...
  • Govt obtains wide AP phone records in probe

    05/13/2013 1:39:46 PM PDT · by redreno · 93 replies ^ | 05/13/2013 | By MARK SHERMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how news organizations gather the news. The records obtained by the Justice Department listed incoming and outgoing calls, and the duration of each call, for the work and personal phone numbers of individual reporters, general AP office numbers in New York, Washington and Hartford, Conn., and the main number for AP reporters in the House of Representatives press gallery, according to attorneys for the AP....
  • Verdict Reached in Gosnell Abortion Murder Trial

    05/13/2013 11:20:03 AM PDT · by Sopater · 74 replies
    NBC10 PA ^ | May 13, 2013 | By Vince Lattanzio
    After 10 days of deliberations and an announcement by the jury that they were deadlocked on two charges, a verdict has now been reached
  • Israel is bombing Syria

    05/04/2013 7:26:23 PM PDT · by silentknight · 117 replies
    Reports are coming out of Syria of multiple large explosions.
  • 7 American Service Members Killed in Afghanistan

    05/04/2013 2:41:58 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 27 replies
    abc ^ | 5-4-13 | PATRICK QUINN /AP
    even U.S. soldiers and a member of the NATO-led coalition were killed on Saturday in one of the deadliest days for Americans and other foreign troops in Afghanistan in recent months, as the Taliban continued attacks as part of their spring offensive. The renewed violence came as Afghan President Hamid Karzai acknowledged at a news conference that regular payments his government has received from the CIA for more than a decade would continue. Karzai also said that talks on a U.S.-Afghan bilateral security agreement to govern future American military presence in the country had been delayed because of conditions the...
  • LIVE THREAD: George W. Bush Presidential Library Dedication Ceremony

    04/25/2013 7:57:49 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 219 replies
    C-SPAN3 ^ | April 25 | Staff
    The George W. Presidential Center is a state-of-the-art facility located on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Opening to the public on May 1, 2013, the Center will house the George W. Bush Institute and the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. The Library and Museum is the 13th Presidential Library administered by the National Archives and Records Administration, a Federal agency. I hope I am doing this right, and not stepping on toes, but did not see thread.
  • Senate committee OKs Lew Treasury nomination

    02/26/2013 7:46:16 AM PST · by illiac · 3 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 2/26/13 | Robert Schroeder
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- The Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday approved the nomination of former White House chief of staff Jack Lew to be the next Treasury secretary, sending the nomination to the Senate floor for a vote. President Barack Obama nominated Lew last month to be Treasury chief. Lew is a veteran of Washington budget battles and did a stint at Citigroup. Nineteen senators voted to approve him, while five -- all Republicans -- voted against Lew.
  • Boehner to hold 4 p.m. sequester press conference

    02/25/2013 7:24:37 AM PST · by illiac · 124 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 2/25/13 | Robert Schroeder
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- House Speaker John Boehner will hold a press conference at 4 p.m. Eastern to discuss the across-the-board budget cuts known as the sequester, his office said. Without a deal, $85 billion in gradual budget cuts will begin on Friday,
  • 500 Hurt as Meteor Plummets to Earth in Russia

    02/15/2013 4:17:13 AM PST · by LadyEleanor · 302 replies
    The Weather Channel/AP ^ | Published: Feb 15, 2013, 6:43 AM | Jim Heintz
  • Dorner Found in Big Bear

    02/12/2013 1:22:46 PM PST · by LadyEleanor · 945 replies
    CBS ^ | 02/12/2013
    Live Report
  • Boy Scouts to vote on policy involving gays

    02/06/2013 2:23:56 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 127 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/6/13 | Casey Wian and Holly Yan
    The polarizing debate over whether Boy Scouts of America should allow gay members could culminate with a vote on a new policy Wednesday. But no matter which way the vote goes, activists on both sides aren't going to be satisfied. The controversy pits leaders of religious groups that sponsor about 1 million Boy Scouts against activists who want the organization to end its ban on openly gay Scouts and Scout leaders. Neither side is happy with BSA's proposal to let local troops decide if they want to allow gay members.
  • Energy Secretary Steven Chu resigns; led green energy push

    02/01/2013 10:57:25 AM PST · by illiac · 58 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2/1/13 | AP
    WASHINGTON — Energy Secretary Steven Chu, who won a Nobel Prize in physics but came under questioning for his handling of a solar energy loan, is stepping down. Chu offered his resignation to President Barack Obama in a letter Friday. He said he will stay on at least until the end of February and may stay until a successor is confirmed. Chu’s departure had been widely expected and follows announcements by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, Environmental Protection Agency chief Lisa Jackson and Jane Lubchenco, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, that they are leaving.
  • Hillary Clinton Rescued By Iranians from Near Fatal Plane Crash

    01/30/2013 8:09:07 PM PST · by Golfinsocal · 73 replies
    Stuart Wilde ^ | December 30th, 2012 | Stuart Wilde
    A new Foreign Military Intelligence (GRU) report circulating in the Kremlin today is saying that United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton [photo 2nd left] was injured, and a top US Navy Seal Commander killed when their C-12 Huron military passenger and transport aircraft crash landed nearly 3 weeks ago in the Iranian city of Ahvaz near the Iraqi border.
  • House passes fiscal cliff deal, tamps down GOP revolt

    01/01/2013 7:47:58 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 182 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Dec 31, 2012 | Olivier Knox
  • Michigan House 'Just Says No' to State Obamacare Exchange

    12/04/2012 8:49:01 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 13 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/2/2012 | Jack McHugh
    A vote to report a state Obamacare exchange bill out of the Michigan House Health Policy Committee came up short yesterday, with only two Republicans supporting it (Committee Chair Rep. Gail Haines of Waterford and Rep. Mike Callton of Nashville). Following the vote, House Speaker Jase Bolger, R-Marshall, declared the state-run exchange dead, saying: “…After due diligence, however, it is clear that there were too many unanswered questions for the committee to feel comfortable with a state-run exchange and we will not have one in Michigan… The committee apparently was not able to get the answers to key questions or...
  • Three dead in Casper College attack (Wyoming)

    11/30/2012 11:13:31 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 41 replies
    casper trib ^ | 11-30-12 | staff
    Casper police say three are dead stemming from an attack at Casper College this morning. Casper Police Chief Chris Walsh said there were two dead at the school's Wold Physical Science Center and one dead at another location in Casper, although he wouldn't identify the dead or the other location. No suspects are at large and nobody else was injured, Walsh said. Asked about speculation that a bow and arrow were used in the attack, Walsh wouldn't identify what weapon or weapons were involved, although he said no firearms were used. Walsh said he'll hold another press briefing at the...
  • Jon Kyl, Kay Bailey Hutchison Unveil Alternative To DREAM Act

    11/27/2012 1:07:35 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    ABC News - Univision ^ | November 27, 2012 | Jordon Fabian
    .....The bill, introduced by Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) and Jon Kyl (R-Texas) and dubbed the ACHIEVE Act, would offer a pathway to permanent residency to young undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. by their parents who are seeking a higher education or military service. The bill stops short of providing a separate pathway to citizenship..... Kyl and Hutchison said, however, that they have been working on the bill for about one year, well before the contours of the election took shape in full.To be eligible for legal status under the ACHIEVE Act, an applicant must have lived in the...
  • Michigan Poll: Obama and Romney in dead heat (47-47)

    10/24/2012 4:56:59 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 74 replies
    My Fox Detriot ^ | 10/24/12 | My fox detriot
    Foster McCollum White Baydoun (FMW)B, a national public opinion polling and voter analytics consulting firm based in Michigan and representing the combined resources of Foster McCollum White & Associates (Troy Michigan) and Baydoun Consulting (Dearborn Michigan) conducted a telephone-automated polling random survey of Michigan registered and most likely November 2012 General election voters for Fox 2 News Detroit to determine their voting and issue preferences for the presidential election. An initial qualifying statement was read to respondents asking them to participate only if they were very likely to vote in the November General Election. Thirty five thousand (35,000) calls were...
  • Biden: 'Yes, We Do' Want to Raise Taxes By a Trillion Dollars (I love Joe Biden)

    10/04/2012 1:24:09 PM PDT · by oldernittany · 86 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 10/4/12 | Joe Biden
    "Yes we do want to raise taxes by trillion dollars" "Ohhh My heart breaks, come on man"
  • Mitt Romney suggests cutting mortgage interest deduction on eve of presidential debate

    10/02/2012 7:52:58 PM PDT · by RaisingCain · 84 replies
    News Day ^ | October 2, 2012 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    In an interview Monday night with Denver TV station KDVR, Romney said, "As an option you could say everybody's going to get up to a $17,000 deduction. And you could use your charitable deduction, your home mortgage deduction, or others — your health care deduction, and you can fill that bucket, if you will, that $17,000 bucket that way. And higher income people might have a lower number." A Romney adviser said changes in other areas — a taxpayer's personal exemption and the deduction or credit for health care — would also be taken into account if deductions were limited...
  • Islam filmmaker unrepentant despite deaths of Americans in Libya

    09/12/2012 9:55:25 PM PDT · by malkee · 19 replies
    The Telegraph (u.k.) ^ | Sept. 12, 2012 | Mark Hughes, New York and Alex Spillius
    Sam Bacile has been named as the writer, director and producer of the two-hour film "Innocence of Muslims" which sparked protests which led to the death of the US Ambassador Chris Stevens in the Libyan city of Benghazi. Mr Bacile, who described himself as an Israeli Jew, is said to live in California where he works in real estate. He is either 52 or 56 according to various reports although there is no record of him being listed at an address in the US or of him having produced any other films. Indeed the mystery over his identity deepened further...
  • Militants attack U.S. embassy in Egypt, Raise black flag in progress...

    09/11/2012 11:11:28 AM PDT · by epluribus_2 · 130 replies
    Was CNN breaking story - 4000 protesters burn flag, raise black flag of ROP... an outrage.
  • Karl Rove Wants to 'Murder' Todd Akin (

    08/31/2012 8:21:50 AM PDT · by xzins · 39 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 31 Aug 12 | Elspeth Reeve
    ....Karl Rove has repeatedly tried to push the crazies out of the Republican Party—Sarah Palin and Christine O'Donnell got subtle nudges, for example—but with Todd Akin, the Senate candidate in Missouri with odd theories about rape, Rove is giving more of a shove. Right over a cliff. Bloomberg Businessweek's Sheelah Kolhatkar reports that a breakfast with Republican donors on in Tampa Thursday, Rove joked, "We should sink Todd Akin. If he’s found mysteriously murdered, don’t look for my whereabouts!"
  • Ellen Barkin Hopes Hurricane Kills 'Every Pro-Life, Xenophobic, Gay-Bashing SOB' At The RNC

    08/28/2012 11:10:17 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 63 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/28/12
    ( - In the aftermath of the Family Research Council shooting, prominent voices on the Left have not tapped down their violent rhetoric against their opponents. Two Baby Boomer celebrities have taken to Twitter to hope pro-life, pro-family individuals and U.S. Congressman Todd Akin suffer a drowning or a same-sex rape, respectively. On Sunday, Ellen Barkin expressed her hope that Tropical Storm Isaac would smash up the Republican National Convention in Tampa and drown all its delegates. Â She retweeted the message of one of her followers that read: Come on Isaac! Wash every pro-life, anti-education, anti-woman, xenophobic, gay-bashing, racist...
  • Roger Clemens trial: Verdict reached (To be announced soon)

    06/18/2012 1:26:41 PM PDT · by illiac · 30 replies
    WAPO ^ | 6/18/12 | WAPO
    The jury in the perjury case of legendary pitcher Roger Clemens completed its deliberations Monday afternoon. The verdict is expected to be delivered shortly in the District’s federal court. Over seven weeks of testimony in the case against Clemens, jurors heard from more than 40 witnesses, including former major league ballplayers, a housekeeper, the general manager of the New York Yankees and the wife of the star pitcher. The trial, initially anticipated to last four to six weeks, was at times slow going, with two jurors dismissed for sleeping on the job. The baseball legend was on trial for a...
  • Romney, Republicans raise $76.8 million in May (Have $107 million available)

    06/07/2012 8:09:22 AM PDT · by NE Cons · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/7/12 | Reuters
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and Republican groups raised more than $76.8 million in May, his campaign said on Thursday, topping the $60 million President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies hauled in. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and Republican groups raised more than $76.8 million in May, his campaign said on Thursday, topping the $60 million President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies hauled in. The campaign and Republican National Committee have $107 million cash on hand, the campaign said.
  • Breaking: Domestic Terrorist Kimberlin Has Conservative Blogger Arrested

    05/29/2012 9:56:05 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/29/12 | Jim Hoft
    The World Is Upside-Down Conservative blogger Aaron Walker was arrested today after the Maryland hearing on the Kimberlin case. The Other McCain reported: FROM AN UNDISCLOSED LOCATION Aaron Walker, whose complaint against convicted terrorist Brett Kimberlin became a conservative cause célčbre this past week, was reportedly taken into custody today after a court hearing in Rockville, Maryland. One person who attended the hearing in Montgomery County District Court said that Kimberlin asserted that Walker’s continued blogging represented a violation of a “peace order” Kimberlin had obtained against the Virginia attorney, who says Kimberlin tried to “frame” him for assault earlier...
  • Under Obama: 30 Worst Months of Employment Over The Past 25 Years

    05/24/2012 5:14:38 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 40 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 5-23-12 | jeffrey anderson
    The federal government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes monthly tallies for the employment-population ratio. That stat shows something rather straightforward: Among those who are living in America and are free to pursue employment, what percentage are employed? (The bureau excludes those who are under 16 years old, are active-duty military, or are — in the bureau’s own words — “inmates of institutions (for example, penal and mental facilities, homes for the aged),” from its tallies.) Over the past quarter of a century (a total of 300 months), dating back to May 1987 and the Reagan administration, here are the 30...
  • Facebook's Zuckerberg sells 30.2 Million Shares

    05/22/2012 2:39:39 PM PDT · by illiac · 77 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 5/22/12 | Laura Mandaro
    No article as of this time. Right side of page at link. Facebook's Zuckerberg sells 30.2 mln shares 7 min ago5:30 p.m. May 22, 2012 - Laura Mandaro Facebook director Thiel sells 16.8 mln shares 7 min ago5:30 p.m. May 22, 2012 - Laura Mandaro
  • Billionaire Rejects Proposal to Revive Jeremiah Wright Controversy (Joe Ricketts)

    05/17/2012 10:13:58 AM PDT · by kristinn · 13 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Thursday, May 17, 2012 | Jim Rutenberg
    Joe Ricketts, the billionaire behind the proposal to do ads reviving President Obama’s relationship with the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright, has released a statement disavowing the politics it represents, through Brian Baker, president of his “super Pac,” the Ending Spending Action Fund. The statement asserts that the proposal was merely that. SNIP "...Mr. Ricketts intends to work hard to help elect a President this fall who shares his commitment to economic responsibility, but his efforts are and will continue to be focused entirely on questions of fiscal policy, not attacks that seek to divide us socially or culturally.”
  • Obama budget defeated 99-0 in Senate

    05/16/2012 1:44:58 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 75 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/16/12 | Stephen Dinan
    President Obama's budget suffered a second embarrassing defeat Wednesday, when senators voted 99-0 to reject it. Coupled with the House's rejection in March, 414-0, that means Mr. Obama's budget has failed to win a single vote in support this year. Republicans forced the vote by offering the president's plan on the Senate floor. Democrats disputed that it was actually the president's plan, arguing that the slim amendment didn't actually match Mr. Obama's budget document, which ran thousands of pages. But Republicans said they used all of the president's numbers in the proposal, so it faithfully represented his plan. Sen. Jeff...
  • [NFL Linebacker]Junior Seau Dead Cops Suspect Suicide

    05/02/2012 11:24:28 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 76 replies
    NFL legend Junior Seau was found dead in his home in Oceanside, CA ... and a law enforcement source at the scene tells us cops believe he shot himself. Seau was 43-years-old ... and leaves behind 3 kids and an ex-wife. Cops are currently at Seau's home -- located in San Diego County -- and were seen talking with a man who was inside the house and appeared distraught.
  • Brazilian prostitute collar bone broken when 3 U.S. marines threw her out of a moving Embassy car

    04/25/2012 11:42:32 AM PDT · by rawhide · 38 replies ^ | 4-25-12 | Matt Roper
    Probe found four Obama officials hired prostitutes in Brasilia nightclub. The three marines on a U.S. Embassy security team, and an Embassy staff member, were pulled out of the country before police were able to press charges, according to Brazil's Jornal Nacional programme. This latest incident, which happened in November last year, came to light after U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, in Brazil during a Latin American tour, was questioned about it by a Brazilian reporter during a press conference. According to a Brazilian police investigation, the four U.S. Embassy officials had visited a nightclub in the centre of Brasilia...
  • US F-15s dispatched to escort Canadian flight after bomb threat

    04/10/2012 7:13:07 PM PDT · by Doogle · 6 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 04/10/12 | FOX
    COMOX VALLEY, British Columbia -- A Korean Airlines flight out of Vancouver, Canada, requested U.S. assistance in reaction to a "credible bomb threat" on board, a U.S. official told Fox News. The U.S. military scrambled two F-15 fighter jets, and the aircraft landed safely with the US military escort at a Canadian military base on Vancouver Island. Officials are checking now for explosives. The Canadian Forces says in a news release the flight was traveling from Vancouver International Airport and was diverted at about 5:30 p.m. The military says emergency personnel are securing the aircraft in accordance with normal procedures.
  • Prince Harry's Afghan return to be made public

    03/18/2012 11:38:29 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 6 replies
    Television New Zealand Limited ^ | Monday March 19, 2012
    New Idea is going to find it awfully hard to land a scoop on Prince Harry's military return to Afghanistan. The British army plan to announce his arrival in Afghanistan for his next tour of duty following the breaking of a press embargo by the Australian magazine four years ago. The media leak led to the third-in-line to the throne being pulled out of the front line after 10 weeks of action in 2008. New Idea said it unintentionally broke the embargo with the story coming to light back in Britain via the US-based Drudge Report website. The Sunday Times...