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  • Vikings star Adrian Peterson indicted in child injury case

    09/12/2014 3:07:06 PM PDT · by maggief · 168 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | September 12, 2014 | Frank Schwab
    The NFL, already swamped with negative news in what has been a horrible week for the league, now has to deal with Adrian Peterson, one of its biggest stars, being indicted for injuring a child. Multiple reports, including TMZ, Fox Sports and the Fox affiliate in Houston, said Peterson was indicted on Thursday in Montgomery County for reckless or negligent injury to a child. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said the indictment stems from Peterson disciplining his son with a switch, which is a flexible rod.
  • GOP makes play for the center

    09/09/2014 6:34:46 AM PDT · by maggief · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 9, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    With primary season over, the GOP is beginning to inch back to the center. Republican Senate and House candidates have begun to loudly embrace more moderate policies such as an increase in the minimum wage and over-the-counter birth control in an effort to win over swing voters and soften their image. GOP strategists say the battle between now and Election Day to decide control of the Senate and the size of Republicans’ House majority will focus on that sliver of voters in the middle. “We’re starting to hear more about [these issues] than before because the voters who are at...
  • GOP’s Sept. goal: Do no harm

    09/08/2014 11:18:48 AM PDT · by maggief · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 8, 2014 | Scott Wong
    Congressional Republicans have a simple mantra as they take a brief break from the campaign trail and return to Washington: Do no harm. Republicans believe they are on the cusp of capturing full control of Congress for the first time since 2006. They don’t want to squander the opportunity. GOP insiders hope the next two weeks in Washington will be remembered for being, well, fairly unmemorable. The House leadership’s game plan is to play prevent defense: Keep the government open, temporarily renew some federal programs, pass bills that can buttress their message for the midterms, and sprint back to the...
  • Obama to detail ISIS threat (Speech scheduled for Wednesday, 9/10)

    09/07/2014 9:16:20 AM PDT · by maggief · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 7, 2014 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    President Obama said he plans to address the nation on the threat posed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on Wednesday, vowing to "hunt down" the terrorists. Obama said in an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press" that the U.S. will track down ISIS "wherever they are." “What I'm going to be asking the American people to understand is, number one, this is a serious threat,” Obama said about the Wednesday speech. “Number two, we have the capacity to deal with it.” “This is not the equivalent of the Iraq war,” Obama says, emphasizing he won’t advocate...
  • Sources: ISIS poster boy Boston-trained techie (Ahmad Abousamra)

    09/05/2014 6:29:17 AM PDT · by maggief · 13 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 5, 2014 | Chris Cassidy, Erin Smith, Joe Dwinell and Laurel J. Sweet
    A 32-year-old computer whiz who was raised in Stoughton is suspected of using the high-tech skills he honed at Hub colleges to spread the bloodthirsty message of ISIS terrorists on social media, according to a Herald source and news reports. Ahmad Abousamra — who was educated at Northeastern University and UMass Boston — had already been placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists list last year with a $50,000 reward offered for information leading to his capture and return. The FBI said Abousamra “has shown that he wants to kill United States soldiers.” He is now believed to be a...
  • Joe Scarborough To Be 'Right-Leaning Voice' On 'Meet the Press'

    09/04/2014 9:35:49 AM PDT · by maggief · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 4, 2014 | JOHN NOLTE
    Page Six reports that the newly revamped "Meet the Press," which launches this coming Sunday with Chuck Todd as moderator, has chosen Joe Scarborough to be the "right-leaning voice" in the role of a regular panelist. Other regular panelists will include anyone familiar with the hard-left MSNBC: Andrea Mitchell and Luke Russert. Assigning Scarborough the role of the "right-leaning voice" is a grave error on the part of NBC News. Forget the fact that with each passing day he becomes more of an insufferable blowhard on his own "Morning Joe," this "right-leaning voice" pushes for gun control, amnesty, boycotts of...
  • Inside the Ring: Fears rise over oil tanker training of potential terrorists

    09/04/2014 7:47:58 AM PDT · by maggief · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 3, 2014 | Bill Gertz
    U.S. intelligence agencies last month reported that a group of 22 Yemeni-Americans were training in Houston to be seamen on oil tankers, raising terrorism concerns over the unusual activity. The Department of Homeland Security issued an Aug. 26 report from its National Terrorism Advisory System about the case. “Reporting revealed that 22 students of Middle Eastern descent from Michigan and California were enrolled in recent maritime training courses in Houston, TX to obtain training, licensing, and/or mariner ratings during calendar year 2014,” the report said. “All students were naturalized U.S. citizens from Yemen.”
  • Appeals court vacates ruling that tossed ObamaCare subsidies

    09/04/2014 7:24:25 AM PDT · by maggief · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 4, 2014 | Elise Viebeck
    The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed to revisit a ruling that struck down the ObamaCare subsidies issued through the federal exchange. The announcement of the second hearing is a victory for the Obama administration, which suffered a defeat in late July when a three-judge panel threw out the subsidies, ruling they were not legitimate under the Affordable Care Act. A decision by the full D.C. appellate court, in which Democratic appointees outnumber Republicans, could favor the administration. Arguments are scheduled for Dec. 17.
  • 'Hands up if you know how to spell Nato': Obama and Cameron stun Welsh primary school...

    09/04/2014 6:53:25 AM PDT · by maggief · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | September 4, 2014 | MARK DUELL
    Pupils at a Welsh primary school were today left stunned when, of all people, Barack Obama and David Cameron walked into their classroom. Mr Obama greeted the smiling youngsters of Mount Pleasant Primary School in Welsh by saying ‘bore da’ - ‘good morning’. He then listened to a welcome message, thanking him for being the first serving US president to visit Wales. The road along Ruskin Avenue was faced by the sight of scores of police officers and the presidential convoy pulling up at the school gates. The president and Prime Minister were in Rogerstone, near Newport, ahead of the...
  • US officials warn that ISIS has created ‘propaganda machine’

    09/04/2014 5:50:13 AM PDT · by maggief · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 4, 2014 | Kristina Wong
    The terrorist group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is harnessing the power of social media in its violent quest to establish a Muslim caliphate. Experts in counterterrorism say the group’s gruesome videos of beheadings — the most recent of which was posted Tuesday — are having their intended effect by propelling the group into headlines. "[ISIS] operates the most significant propaganda machine of any extremist group," Matt Olsen, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, said Wednesday in a rare public appearance at the Brookings Institution. As a result of media attention, ISIS threatens to "outpace al Qaeda...
  • 'Destroy Or Debate?': CNN, Fox And MSNBC All Mystified By Obama’s ISIS Flip-Flop [VIDEO]

    09/03/2014 4:36:46 PM PDT · by maggief · 38 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 3, 2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    The cable news universe converged into a single point at 4 p.m. EST on Wednesday, with hosts on Fox News, CNN and MSNBC all simultaneously expressing confusion over President Barack Obama’s most recent flip-flop on a strategy to defeat the brutal Islamic terror group ISIS. On Wednesday morning Obama spoke in Estonia about the need to “degrade and destroy” ISIS — right before he went on to explain his goal of “shrinking” ISIS to a “manageable problem.” By Wednesday afternoon, that disconnect was noticed by all three of the major cable networks.
  • U.S. military dependence on Russian rocket engines raises security concerns

    09/02/2014 6:48:34 PM PDT · by maggief · 39 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 2, 2014 | Jeffrey Scott Shapiro
    The rising tensions with Russia over its aggression in Ukraine is creating national security concerns inside the Pentagon, where the military’s largest satellite program is reliant on a rocket engine produced by Moscow. The Air Force said it has begun looking for alternatives to the RD-180 rocket engines for its Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program — the fourth largest line item in the U.S. defense budget — now that Russia has threatened to cut off the technology in its tit-for-tat struggle with the U.S.
  • Boehner: Obama Could Get Immigration Reform 'Next Year'

    09/02/2014 6:32:29 PM PDT · by maggief · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 2, 2014
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said that President Barack Obama should “continue to follow the law” in order to help “create an environment where you could do immigration reform in a responsible way next year” on Tuesday’s “Hugh Hewitt Show.”
  • 'Mega droughts and extreme floods': World Met Office mocks up 2050 weather report...

    09/01/2014 7:12:53 AM PDT · by maggief · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | September 1, 2014 | JONATHAN O'CALLAGHAN
    The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), headquartered in Geneva, is releasing videos that predict what weather reports will be like in 2050 These are based on what happens if climate change is allowed to continue Earth's average temperature could rise by more than 4°C (7.2°F) by the end of the 21st century, according to researchers This could lead to more extreme weather around the world such as storms, droughts and flooding The videos are being released ahead of the UN Climate Summit 2014 What will weather reports be like in 2050? Rather dramatic and unnerving if climate change gets out of...
  • Unions open their coffers as Senate hangs in the balance

    09/01/2014 6:34:17 AM PDT · by maggief · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 1, 2014 | Benjamin Goad
    Organized labor is pouring millions of dollars into congressional campaign coffers, as unions press to stave off a Senate flip this fall that could spell disaster for their policy agenda during the final years of the Obama administration. On issues ranging from collective bargaining to immigration to worker protections, union officials, advocates and experts say GOP control of the upper chamber could jeopardize what has become a period of significant progress for the labor movement. “There’s a lot of room for mischief in a Senate that’s under Republican leadership,” said William Spriggs, chief economist for the AFL-CIO. After an often-rocky...
  • At Risk in Senate, Democrats Seek to Rally Blacks

    08/31/2014 7:29:02 AM PDT · by maggief · 68 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 30, 2014 | JONATHAN MARTIN
    WASHINGTON — With their Senate majority imperiled, Democrats are trying to mobilize African-Americans outraged by the shooting in Ferguson, Mo., to help them retain control of at least one chamber of Congress for President Obama’s final two years in office. In black churches and on black talk radio, African-American civic leaders have begun invoking the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, along with conservative calls to impeach Mr. Obama, as they urge black voters to channel their anger by voting Democratic in the midterm elections, in which minority turnout is typically lower.
  • Fore! Feds hunt for fraud at the golf course

    08/30/2014 6:43:42 AM PDT · by maggief · 14 replies
    POLITICO ^ | August 30, 2014 | PATRICK TEMPLE-WEST
    When you dish out illegal stock tips at the golf course, there are no mulligans. This summer the Securities and Exchange Commission has brought insider trading cases that center on the relationships between golfing buddies and how their chitchat in the tee box or at the 19th hole turned into lucrative and illegal trading bonanzas. In July and August, the SEC filed two separate charges involving golf connections, including one targeting seven friends who regularly hit the links at Oakley Country Club just outside of Boston. The SEC charged they made more than $554,000 through illegal trades involving information shared...
  • Tea Party candidate files residency challenge against Landrieu

    08/29/2014 2:42:43 PM PDT · by maggief · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 29, 2014 | Scott Wong and Cristina Marcos
    Louisiana GOP Senate candidate Rob Maness filed legal complaints against incumbent Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu on Friday, saying questions about her residency should disqualify her from the ballot. A week ago, Maness, a Tea Party-backed retired Air Force colonel, informed the Louisiana secretary of state of inconsistencies in Landrieu’s residency status. The Washington Post looked into the issue and found she listed her parents’ home in New Orleans to qualify for the ballot, but listed her home on Capitol Hill in Washington as her home address. "The Constitution, Louisiana law and common sense say candidates for Senate have to live...
  • Report: Captured ISIS Laptop Contains Bubonic Plague, WMD Information

    08/29/2014 11:45:51 AM PDT · by maggief · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 29, 2014 | AWR HAWKINS
    An Islamic State (IS) laptop captured by a "moderate Syrian rebel group" reportedly contains bubonic plague recipes and information on weapons of mass destruction (WMDs). Foreign Policy reports that Abu Ali, commander of the rebel group, found the laptop in January after his men closed on a building from which Islamic State militants fled. The laptop "contains a total of 35,347 files in 2,367 folders." These include "documents in French, English, and Arabic" and "videos of Osama bin Laden." There are instructions for jihad and stealing vehicles and for making bombs and disguises.
  • White House Says Obama 'Stands Squarely Behind' Tan Suit (Hurl!)

    08/29/2014 9:38:28 AM PDT · by maggief · 70 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 29, 2014 | Russell Berman
    White House press secretary Josh Earnest began his daily press briefing with what sounded like a sober announcement. He said he wanted to clear up something from President Obama's much-talked-about news conference on Thursday. Would he be disclosing the White House's "strategy" for combatting the Islamic State in Syria that Obama said he didn't "yet" have? Nope, he just wanted to joke about that unsightly tan suit. "The president stands squarely behind the decision he made yesterday to wear his summer suit," Earnest said to laughs.
  • Obama interrupting weekend trip to return to DC (personal choice)

    08/29/2014 7:41:19 AM PDT · by maggief · 50 replies
    AP ^ | August 29, 2014 | Darlene Superville
    EXCERPT The White House says Obama has changed his plans for Friday and will return to Washington late in the evening after fundraisers in Rhode Island and New York. He had planned to spend the night in New York. Presidential aides say the change in plans was not related to any current events and was the president's personal choice. Obama will spend Saturday morning in Washington, then return to New York later in the day for the wedding of his personal chef Sam Kass and MSNBC host Alex Wagner.
  • GOP douses shutdown threats

    08/29/2014 5:55:49 AM PDT · by maggief · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 29, 2014 | Scott Wong and Cristina Marcos
    Another government shutdown isn’t going to happen next month -- at least if you ask Republican leaders. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who’s facing a tough reelection challenge this fall, said turning the lights out in Washington is a “failed policy.” “Remember me? I am the guy that gets us out of shutdowns,” he quipped to CNN. And Speaker John Boehner and his leadership team are ruling out a repeat of last October when Texas Sen. Ted Cruz led a conservative rebellion and forced the government to close for two weeks in a bid to defund Obamacare. That proved...
  • Developing: Police shoot and kill suspect in St. Paul

    08/28/2014 6:20:19 AM PDT · by maggief · 26 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | August 28, 2014 | Paul Walsh
    Police shot and killed a man shortly before sunrise Thursday on St. Paul’s West Side, authorities said. The shooting occurred about 6:20 a.m. near Plato Boulevard and Wabasha Street, south of the Mississippi River. A Twitter message from a Police Department spokesman described the man as a suspect in an unspecified crime and added that the officer was not injured. No other details were immediately available.
  • After Ferguson, critics lean on Holder (for racial bias training and Police Czar)

    08/28/2014 5:44:53 AM PDT · by maggief · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 28, 2014 | Peter Schroeder
    Eric Holder's Justice Department is coming under pressure to order sweeping changes to police operations in the United States. Civil rights and community groups, as well as some lawmakers, are pushing the attorney general to take action to address racial and social problems that they say were exposed by the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. “We’re at our zero moment as a nation,” said Maya Rockeymoore, president and CEO of the Center for Global Policy Solutions, a community-empowerment group. “If we continue to let this go unaddressed, we’re going to have Fergusons springing up all across the country.”...
  • EPA Chief: CO2 Regulations Are About ‘Justice’ For ‘Communities Of Color’

    08/27/2014 12:36:55 PM PDT · by maggief · 67 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 27, 2014 | Michael Bastasch
    The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed global warming regulations aren’t just about stemming global temperature rises — according to agency’s chief, they are also about “justice” for “communities of color.” “Carbon pollution standards are an issue of justice,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy in a teleconference call with environmental activists. “If we want to protect communities of color, we need to protect them from climate change.” McCarthy is referring to the EPA’s proposed rule that would limit carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. The agency says the rule will not only help fight global warming, but will also improve public...
  • Rubio Smashes Obama's Planned Executive Amnesty, Shifts From 'Comprehensive' Immigration Reform

    08/26/2014 2:00:01 PM PDT · by maggief · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 26, 2014 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) partnered with Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to pass a comprehensive immigration bill that would grant citizenship to millions of illegal aliens. That was then – a little over a year ago. Today, in an interview with Breitbart News, the Florida Republican berated President Obama for considering unilateral amnesty, shifted cleanly against “comprehensive” reform, and said the U.S. shouldn't even debate citizenship for illegal aliens until the border is secure. “I continue to believe our system needs to be reformed and I’ve learned in the last year...
  • John Boehner: The Monkey In The Room (Video)

    08/26/2014 7:54:14 AM PDT · by maggief · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 26, 2014 | John Boehner
    Published on Aug 26, 2014 http://www.speaker.gov/ (Video at link)
  • House Committee: DOJ Lawyers Have ‘Conflict of Interest’ In IRS Case

    08/26/2014 6:37:18 AM PDT · by maggief · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 26, 2014 | Patrick Howley
    Congressional investigators made another call for the appointment of an IRS scandal special prosecutor after discovering that key lawyers for the scandal-plagued agency have a “conflict of interest” in the case. Department of Justice tax division attorney Andrew Strelka, who represented the IRS in litigation related to the scandal, worked under Lerner at the IRS Exempt Organizations division from 2008 to 2010. While at the agency, Strelka was part of the IRS’ conservative targeting scheme, according to documents obtained by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and provided to The Daily Caller. “Be on the lookout for a...
  • Left Bullies Black Reporter To Recant 'No Angel' Description of Michael Brown (John Eligon, NYT)

    08/25/2014 6:20:09 PM PDT · by maggief · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 25, 2014 | JOHN NOLTE
    John Eligon, a 31 year-old black New York Times reporter who says that he has been racially profiled by police, was mercilessly bullied by the Left Monday into recanting his description of Michael Brown as "no angel." (snip) Nonetheless, in the online Soviet-style show trial, Eligon was found guilty of an inconvenient truth and recanted: “I understand the concerns, and I get it,” Mr. Eligon said. He agreed that “no angel” was not a good choice of words and explained that they were meant to play off the opening anecdote of the article in which Mr. Brown saw an angelic...
  • Celebrities, Activists Gather for Michael Brown's Funeral

    08/25/2014 7:10:17 AM PDT · by maggief · 58 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 25, 2014
    Well-known activists, politicians and celebrities were gathering Monday at a St. Louis church for the funeral of Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old shot dead by a police officer two weeks ago. The list of VIPs expected to attend the service includes director Spike Lee, rapper Snoop Dogg, music mogul Diddy, comedian Nick Cannon.
  • POLITICO: Black caucus stumps where Obama can't

    08/23/2014 4:56:02 PM PDT · by maggief · 6 replies
    POLITICO ^ | August 23, 2014 | LAUREN FRENCH
    Southern Democrats in tight Senate races want to energize the black vote without relying on the nation’s highest profile black politician: President Barack Obama. The president is deeply unpopular in states like North Carolina, Louisiana and Arkansas, and vulnerable Democratic incumbents there aren’t eager to be seen with him. Still, their campaigns — and Democratic control of the Senate — could well hinge on whether African Americans turn out in large numbers. That’s where the Congressional Black Caucus comes in. Prominent caucus members, including Reps. John Lewis of Georgia, Jim Clyburn of South Carolina and Elijah Cummings of Maryland, are...
  • Obama tees off as criticism mounts (returned to the golf course on Saturday)

    08/23/2014 2:25:37 PM PDT · by maggief · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 23, 2014 | Keith Laing
    President Obama returned to the golf course on Saturday amid mounting Republican criticism that he is spending too much time hitting the links during several international and domestic crises. Obama departed Saturday morning for Farm Neck golf club on Martha’s Vineyard, where he is vacationing with his family. He is playing his latest round of golf with a foursome that includes former NBA player Alonzo Mourning, White House Deputy Political Strategy and Outreach Director Joe Paulsen and long-time friend Cy Walker. Republicans have accused Obama of being insensitive for golfing during his vacation while tensions mount in Iraq following the...
  • Obama hits the gas on regs

    08/23/2014 6:48:07 AM PDT · by maggief · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 23, 2014 | Tim Devaney
    Groups that closely follow regulations are expecting the Obama administration to continue issuing controversial rules through the midterm elections, despite the political risk it could pose for Democrats. With time running out on President Obama’s second term, federal agencies are hitting the gas on a number of regulatory initiatives that are central to the White House’s “go-it-alone” agenda. The pace of rulemaking is a stark contrast from the months leading up to the 2012 presidential election, when the flow of rules came screeching to a near halt. The expectation that the gears of the regulatory process will keep moving highlights...
  • Church prepares for Michael Brown funeral (eulogy will be delivered by Sharpton)

    08/22/2014 8:06:29 PM PDT · by maggief · 67 replies
    CNN ^ | August 22, 2014 | Jake Tapper
    (CNN) – The Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Ferguson, Missouri, is preparing for a very big day. Come Monday, the seats will be full of mourners to remember Michael Brown. The church's special events manager Denise Makey is busy preparing for the largest event the congregation has ever seen, making room for more than 5,000 people. (snip) The church, led by Rev. Michael Jones, is expecting a huge crowd for the service, which will be public at the request of the Brown family. The details of the program are still being worked out, but the eulogy will be delivered...
  • 'Leisure activities are a good way for release and clearing of the mind': (WH defends golf)

    08/22/2014 2:42:00 PM PDT · by maggief · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 22, 2014 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    Obama spokesman suggested the president needs to blow off steam with 8 rounds of golf on vacation Eric Schultz insisted that Obama's work, and his concerns about domestic and international crises, travel with him wherever he goes Obama was slammed this week for grinning and fist-bumping through 18 holes just minutes after delivering somber remarks about James Foley's execution at the hands if ISIS terrorists Donald Trump told MailOnline that Obama should only play golf to cut political deals – preferably with senior GOP leaders UK Prime Minister David Cameron was walloped by the press Friday for going back to...
  • Sharpton a key advisor to Obama on Ferguson (reported back directly to Valerie Jarrett)

    08/22/2014 8:17:59 AM PDT · by maggief · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 22, 2014 | Pat Bailey
    EXCERPT While in Ferguson, Sharpton met with the Brown family and reported back directly to Valerie Jarrett, one of Obama’s closest aides. Sharpton was directed to find out specific information including what the Brown family wanted from the White House, Politico reports. The veteran activist, who is also leading Saturday’s march on Staten Island against police brutality in New York, even suggested Jarrett turn up the heat on Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat, and appoint a special prosecutor to replace St. Louis prosecutor Bob McCulloch in the Brown case.
  • Romney: It's Ryan's turn to run for president

    08/22/2014 6:09:22 AM PDT · by maggief · 86 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 22, 2014 | Mario Trujillo
    Mitt Romney on Thursday night said that Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) should make his own run for president in 2016. "He's very generous. But I had my turn. It's his turn now," Romney, the 2012 GOP nominee, said about his former vice presidential running mate. Romney made the comments during a joint interview with Ryan on Fox News — their first since the failed campaign. The two later appeared at an event in Chicago, where Romney quizzed Ryan about his new book, "The Way Forward." During the interview, they were asked who would make a better president. "I'll give it...
  • Nixon orders withdrawal of Guard from Ferguson

    08/21/2014 11:12:26 AM PDT · by maggief · 28 replies
    AP ^ | august 21, 2014
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Jay Nixon is ordering the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.
  • Republican: ISIS developing means to ‘blow up’ a US city (Inhofe)

    08/21/2014 10:39:24 AM PDT · by maggief · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 21, 2014 | Martin Matishak
    The top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee said Sunni militants are working on the capability to wipe out a city inside the United States. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has long threatened to carry out a catastrophic attack on American soil, with a spokesman recently boasting that the militant group would fly its flag over the White House. Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) said ISIS members are “rapidly developing a method of blowing up a major U.S. city and people just can’t believe that’s happening.” “Yes, it’s really significant what’s happening,” he added during a local...
  • An Automatic Weapon Is Whatever CNN’s Don Lemon Says It Is (“For me, an automatic weapon is…”)

    08/21/2014 8:46:12 AM PDT · by maggief · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 21, 2014 | Jim Treacher
    WARNING: The following post is racist, because it mocks a black person for being wrong and refusing to admit it. Don Lemon and Van Jones are in Ferguson, Missouri, because that’s where all the cameras are. The following clip is from last night, when they had to put up with somebody named Ben Ferguson (no relation). As you’ll notice, Mr. Ferguson is white and therefore wrong. “For me, an automatic weapon is…”
  • Holder: DOJ investigating Foley death

    08/21/2014 7:44:05 AM PDT · by maggief · 41 replies
    Politico ^ | August 21, 2014 | JONATHAN TOPAZ
    The Justice Department has begun an “open criminal investigation” into the killing of photojournalist James Foley, Attorney General Eric Holder said on Thursday. Speaking at a press conference in Washington to announce a $17 billion settlement with Bank of America, the attorney general was asked about Foley. “The Justice Department is actively pursuing justice in this case. We have an open criminal investigation,” Holder said, adding later that the department will “vigorously” proceed with the probe.
  • ‘That’s One Cold Bastard’: Scarborough Thinks Terrorists Intimidated By Obama’s Golfing [VIDEO]

    08/21/2014 7:25:42 AM PDT · by maggief · 39 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 21, 2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    Joe Scarborough believes Islamic State terrorists will be intimidated by President Obama’s golf game just minutes after his statement on beheaded journalist James Foley, perhaps thinking to themselves, “Wow, that’s one cold bastard.” The “Morning Joe” host unveiled his alternative explanation to the “horrifying” images of Obama grinning ear-to-ear on the golf course right after a sober statement condemning the execution of an American journalist by Islamic fundamentalists in Iraq.
  • Holder tells Ferguson students he was a victim of racial profiling

    08/20/2014 1:49:46 PM PDT · by maggief · 95 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    FERUGUSON, Mo. — Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday told a group of black college students here that he had been a victim of racial profiling. Holder, who is in Ferguson as part of the Justice Department’s investigation of the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager, relayed a story about being stopped on the New Jersey Turnpike despite not breaking any laws. “He told the story about how he was humiliated. They got him out of his car and searched his car,” said Bradley J. Reyford, a 22-year-old student who met with Holder. Holder told the story to a...
  • Holder: ‘Change is coming’ after police shooting

    08/20/2014 11:52:02 AM PDT · by maggief · 48 replies
    AP ^ | August 20, 2014 | Nigel Duara, Associated Press
    CLAYTON, Mo. — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is meeting with college students as part of his trip to Missouri stemming from a white police officer's fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old.
  • Valerie Jarrett: President Obama 'Doing His Job' Handling Ferguson Unrest

    08/20/2014 5:50:17 AM PDT · by maggief · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 20, 2014 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    President Obama is doing his job, according to White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, who is now defending his handling of the Ferguson shooting and the civil unrest that has followed. “He’s doing his job and there’s no magic wand,” she said. “And there are no words that he can speak, alone, that will stop the violence.” (snip) “The circumstances determine the reaction, and it isn’t appropriate for the president to speak up emotionally in the midst of an ongoing investigation by the Justice Department,” she explained.
  • Robles NYT: Dr. Baden didn't have access to important info: xrays, clothes, toxicology, witnesses

    08/18/2014 6:18:56 AM PDT · by maggief · 106 replies
    Twitter ^ | August 17, 2014 | Frances Robles, New York Times correspondent
    Dr. Baden didn't have access to important info: xrays, clothes, toxicology, witnesses. Lots of variables to know what happened. #Ferguson 9:08 PM - 17 Aug 2014
  • Lawyer: Friend confirms that he and shooting victim had robbed convenience store

    08/15/2014 12:24:48 PM PDT · by maggief · 164 replies
    kfoxtv.com/AP ^ | August 15, 2014 | Staff
    <p>FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The friend who was with Michael Brown when he was shot and killed by a police officer near St. Louis over the weekend is reportedly confirming that he and Brown had taken part in the theft of cigars from a convenience store that day.</p>
  • Friends of Brown family called on civil-rights lawyer (Cousin works for Crump)

    08/15/2014 8:46:07 AM PDT · by maggief · 16 replies
    USA Today | August 15, 2014 | Doug Blackburn, Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat
    (Link only) http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/08/15/benjamin-crump-answers-call/14103045/
  • Embattled Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki to step aside

    08/14/2014 12:51:28 PM PDT · by maggief · 24 replies
    The Guardian ^ | August 14, 2014
    Nouri al-Malki, the embattled prime minister of Iraq, announced on Thursday that he was stepping down after support from his party and associates in parliament slipped away.
  • Obama: Remember Michael Brown Through Reflection, Understanding

    08/12/2014 1:38:01 PM PDT · by maggief · 33 replies
    CBS KMOX ^ | August 12, 2014
    ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - President Obama has issued the following statement on the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown last weekend in Ferguson. “The death of Michael Brown is heartbreaking, and Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to his family and his community at this very difficult time. As Attorney General Holder has indicated, the Department of Justice is investigating the situation along with local officials, and they will continue to direct resources to the case as needed.