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  • [From Sarah Palin] Why must campaigns (Cruz) lie?

    02/12/2016 2:49:05 PM PST · by QuinqueViae · 28 replies
    Sarah Palin's Facebook page ^ | 2/12/16 | Sarah Palin
    My oh my. Why must campaigns lie: http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/02/11/who-is-the-real-ted-cruz/#more-112234 Compare to...
  • Crook’s arm ripped off after failed robbery attempt

    02/12/2016 2:24:49 PM PST · by lowbridge · 63 replies
    nypost.com ^ | february 12, 2016 | Larry Celona, Shawn Cohen and Khristina Narizhnaya
    A would-be robbery victim got some street justice on Friday when a man held him up at gunpoint - and he sped away so fast, it ripped the gunman's arm off, police sources said. The pair met through Craigslist, where they had arranged to exchange a pair of Air Jordan sneakers near East 86th Street and Avenue M in Canarsie. But instead, the 17-year-old would-be robber pulled a gun on the 39-year-old man, who was sitting in his car, sources said. The victim then stomped on the gas to get away, dragging the crook, whose arm was ripped off, law...
  • UN “Climate” Deal in Jeopardy After Court Blocks Obama Decrees

    02/12/2016 2:17:47 PM PST · by HomerBohn · 8 replies
    The New American ^ | 2/12/2016 | Alex Newman
    The United Nations "climate" regime negotiated in Paris last year could be dead in the water before the pseudo-treaty underpinning it is even formally signed in April at UN headquarters. That is because the U.S. Supreme Court this week, in a potentially devastating setback to the UN and Obama, temporarily blocked the centerpiece of the White House's global-warming agenda, the so-called Clean Power Plan. The administration scheme, which sought to regulate emissions of the "gas of life," was imposed by executive decree, leading countless experts to point out that Obama's agenda was on thin ice at best. Now, with the...
  • Hillary Clinton Is Now Tied To At Least Four Investigations By Federal Agencies

    02/12/2016 2:07:13 PM PST · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 11, 2016 | Chuck Ross
    The State Department's inspector general last year subpoenaed the Clinton Foundation for documents related to work that required approval from the Hillary Clinton State Department, making it now at least four investigations involving the Democratic presidential candidate being conducted by federal agencies.
  • Oslo Accords? PA police raid Jerusalem suburb (Palestinian Authority)

    02/12/2016 1:55:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 2/12/2016, 9:14 AM | Dalit Halevi
    The Palestinian Authority (PA) Security Forces have been revealed to be actively policing in Arab suburbs of the capital city of Jerusalem, in a region classified as Area B in the 1994 Oslo Accords. The Palestinian Wafa news agency reported on Thursday that the PA's Al-Quds (Jerusalem) suburb police were active in Eizariya, a neighborhood located east of Abu Dis between Jerusalem and Ma'ale Adumim. In the suburb, the PA force seized illegal drugs, consisting of 55 pills of Ecstasy (MDMA) as well as other drugs including crystal meth and hashish. The myriad of regions in Judea and Samaria classified...
  • How Bernie Sanders would remake the whole U.S. economy (FREE STUFF)

    02/12/2016 1:49:16 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 20 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | February 12,2016 | By Rick Newman
    "Medicare for all," or single-payer healthcare funded by the government. This would be a gargantuan change that would put health insurers (which employ more than half a million people) out of business, end employer-provider insurance and disrupt many other elements of the healthcare system. It would cost the government somewhere between $1.4 trillion and $2.8 trillion per year, according to the Center for a Responsible Federal Budget. The government spends about $4 trillion today, so Sanders plan would add sharply to that. The Rebuild America Act.This would fund the sort of infrastructure development President Obama is a big fan of,...
  • 'Deafening silence:' Obama, 2016 Dems mum on recent police deaths

    02/12/2016 12:24:04 PM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 12, 2016 | Adam Shaw
    A Fargo police officer fatally shot responding to a routine domestic disturbance call. A 25-year police veteran killed while trying to serve a warrant outside Atlanta. These are just the latest tragedies of cops murdered while performing their sworn duty -- "to protect and serve." But while President Obama and the Democratic candidates vying to succeed him are putting America's police departments on trial in the court of public opinion in response to a rash of deadly police shootings, the murder of police officers on America's streets is being met with a "deafening silence." "I cannot recall any time in...
  • Ted Cruz, Homeschooling, S.306, Dishonesty and Pig-Ignorance

    02/12/2016 12:18:29 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    Red State ^ | February 12, 2016 | streiff
    Ted Cruz, Homeschooling, S.306, Dishonesty and Pig-Ignorance ~~~you are making a clown argument, bro~~~ One day, when I am acclaimed Galactic Commander, I will mandate a civics test before allowing people to vote and test of reading comprehension skills before allowing them to access the internet. What is circulating now is a story that Ted Cruz supports the federal regulation of homeschooling. There are two underlying causes of this story: rank dishonesty and pig-ignorance. Let's set the baseline. Ted Cruz supports homeschooling. (So does Marco Rubio, btw.) His support has been full, clear, un-nuanced, and unequivocal. Not all states, however,...
  • ‘Welcome Back Carter’ ( Destroying good paying jobs and )

    02/12/2016 12:06:40 PM PST · by george76 · 4 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 31, 2016 | William Perry Pendley
    Obama on federal coal mining is a throwback to Carter administration failings. resident Obama's plot to use the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to kill federal coal mining with a thousand paper cuts is not the first time he has used NEPA to try to end energy development. Disturbingly, his scheme is a throwback to President Carter and a decade-long moratorium that ended only when President Reagan took office. Meanwhile millions of Americans, vast regions and the nation's economy will suffer. In 2009, the Obama administration settled a "sweetheart lawsuit" by environmental groups by agreeing to a NEPA study on...
  • Harry Reid says contested Democratic convention possible

    02/12/2016 11:46:29 AM PST · by rktman · 23 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 2/12/2016 | Manu Raju
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that the Democratic race for president could drag on for months -- and possibly to the Democratic National Convention in July. In an interview with CNN, Reid said that the race between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton shows no signs of dying down, even as the former secretary of state had hoped the upcoming Nevada caucuses and South Carolina primary would be her launching pad to the Democratic nomination.
  • Reagan Era Energy Lessee Files Brief: No Right to Cancel Its Lease ( BLM : Montana )

    02/12/2016 11:42:32 AM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    Fairfield Sun Times ^ | February 2, 2016
    A Louisiana man issued a federal oil and gas lease in 1982, but denied the right to explore his property since approval of his application for permit to drill (APD) in 1985, recently responded formally to a brief filed by the United States government in which it argued that it has authority to cancel his lease and will cancel his lease as soon as its proposed schedule for doing so is approved by the federal court. Mountain States Legal Foundation (MSLF) represents Sidney Longwell of Baton Rouge, whose company Solenex, LLC owns the Reagan-era lease, and which sued Secretary of...
  • Volcanic spires and Joshua trees: Obama protects[sic] 1.8 million acres in California's desert

    02/12/2016 11:42:22 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    latimes.com ^ | 02/11/2016 | Louis Sahagun
    Obama to designate the Mojave Trails, Sand to Snow and Castle Mountains monuments under the 1906 Antiquities Act, which authorizes presidents to create national monuments on federal land to protect "objects of historic and scientific interest." With his second term winding down, Obama has now protected more than 265 million acres of land and water, more than any other administration. A year ago, Obama designated much of the Angeles National Forest as the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument. The designations, which do not include funding, were supported by groups including the nonprofit National Parks Conservation Assn., the Sierra Club, Defenders...
  • This Democrat Says It Is Not 'Sporting' To Use Semi-Automatic Weapons For Self-Defense

    02/12/2016 11:22:14 AM PST · by Zakeet · 62 replies
    Downtrend ^ | February 11, 2016 | Brian Anderson
    Dan Muroff is an anti-gun liberal nutcase who is running for Congress. He is hoping to unseat fellow anti-gun kook US Rep. Chaka Fattah for Pennsylvania's 2nd Congressional District by being an even bigger anti-gun kook. In a positively illuminating interview, Muroff explains how he wants to ban semi-automatic firearms because it is not "sporting" for people to use them in self-defense. [Snip] According to him the people that want to take away a Constitutional right are the reasonable ones and by implication, those who would fight to preserve that right are the unreasonable ones. After laying out his...
  • Muslim With Machete Attacks Christians and Jews... In OHIO

    02/12/2016 11:18:47 AM PST · by Mechanicos · 49 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 2/12/2016 | Caleb Howe
    In Columbus, Ohio, a Muslim man armed with a machete was shot and killed by police after attacking restaurant patrons with a machete. Four patrons were injured, and one is reportedly in critical condition. ... Mohammad Barry apparently also asked where the owner was from, and after finding out he was from Israel, left and then came back and began the attack. Police are also looking into reports that Barry may have been on the terror watch list. ... http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/muslim-machete-attacks-christians-and-jews-ohio
  • NYT: Alan Grayson's hedge fund work interfered with congressional duties

    02/12/2016 11:05:01 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 13 replies
    Orlando Weekly ^ | 2/12/16 | Monivette Cordeiro
    For the past year, media outlets like Politico and the Tampa Bay Times have raised questions about U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, and his management of a hedge fund, which spurned an investigation into the congressman by the House Committee on Ethics. Now, The New York Times is reporting the extent to which Grayson's two positions mingled: "The inquiry has become public, but emails and marketing documents obtained by The New York Times show the extent to which Mr. Grayson’s roles as a hedge fund manager and a member of Congress were intertwined, and how he promoted his international travels,...
  • FBI probes machete attack at Ohio restaurant, police say motive unclear

    02/12/2016 10:41:56 AM PST · by Rennes Templar · 92 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb. 12, 2016
    The FBI is investigating a machete attack Thursday night that turned a popular, Israeli-owned restaurant in Columbus, Ohio, into a bloodbath, but local police say there is no indication so far of a terror motive. Of the four patrons wounded in the attack at the Nazareth Restaurant and Deli, one was in critical condition before being upgraded to “stable.” The attacker was identified as Mohammad Barry, a law enforcement source told Fox News. "There's nothing to lead us to believe this is anything more than a random attack," Columbus police spokesman Sgt. Rich Weiner told the The Columbus Dispatch. Weiner...
  • 2 girls shot dead at Glendale, Arizona, high school, police say

    02/12/2016 10:35:50 AM PST · by rktman · 36 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 2/12/2016 | Amanda Watts
    Two 15-year-old female students were killed in Friday morning's shooting at Independence High School in Glendale, Arizona, police said. Each 10th-grader was found with one gunshot wound outside the building, near the school's cafeteria, Glendale police Officer Tracey Breeden said. A weapon was found near the bodies, Breeden said. When reporters asked whether this was a homicide-suicide or a double suicide, Breeden said she "can't confirm anything," but she said investigators don't believe any shooter is at large.
  • South African Students Protest Tuition by Vandalizing School with ‘F--- White People’

    02/12/2016 9:49:06 AM PST · by Sheapdog · 13 replies
    MRCTV.org ^ | February 10, 2016 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    As Americans are observing Black History Month, black students in South Africa are sending a message to their fellow countrymen: F--- white people. Times LIVE reports students at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa protested the existence of white people by wearing shirts decrying white people and by spraying painting f--- white people across campus (explicit language warning): According to Wits 2014 demographic information, the school where students are announcing their hatred of white people is only 22.49 percent white, compared to 77.48 percent black. (Black, by the standards of Wits, appears to also include individuals who...
  • Double shooting at Independence High School in Glendale [AZ]

    02/12/2016 9:45:31 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 9 replies
    PHOENIX - A double shooting at a Glendale high school prompted a major emergency response Friday. Here's what we know: Two 15-year-old female students shot and killed just before 8 a.m. near the main building School is on lockdown Police are not searching for the shooter Parents asked to wait at Walmart at 75th and Glendale avenues Students have been allowed to contact parents Crisis Response Network is available at 1-800-203-2273 (CARES) Two female teens were shot at Independence High School, according to police, and officers are not currently looking for an active shooter. The teens' conditions are unknown. Police...
  • Who is the Nevada assemblywoman in middle of the Oregon standoff?

    02/12/2016 9:40:41 AM PST · by redreno · 13 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 02/11/2016 | By Colton Lochhead
    A Nevada lawmaker known more for her controversial comments than political prowess has again thrust herself into the national spotlight. Assemblywoman Michele Fiore, R-Las Vegas, traveled with two other Nevada lawmakers to Portland, Oregon, on Wednesday to talk to attorneys for Ammon and Ryan Bundy. A day before her trip, Fiore told the Review-Journal the she wanted to stand up to the federal government and defend people from its overreach. Instead, she worked with federal agents to defuse the standoff. Even before her plane landed Wednesday night, Fiore, 45, was on the phone with the last four protesters holed up...
  • Did American Corporations Create and Sustain Communism in the Soviet Union?

    02/12/2016 9:39:39 AM PST · by pinochet · 30 replies
    There are some undeniable facts about America's history with communism that make many "mainstream" conservatives uncomfortable. These troubling facts fall into a category that I call "Facts About Communism that Your Favorite Conservative Columnist Did not Tell You About". 1. Karl Marx was the European correspondent for America's largest circulation newspaper, "The New York Daily Tribune", from 1852 to 1863. The paper was the New York Times of its day, and the paper carried Marx's articles for an amazing 11 years, which was long enough for his ideas to gain influence. Marx's articles were very popular among liberal elites in...
  • Alleged ISIS sympathizer arrested in Montesano

    02/12/2016 9:39:28 AM PST · by gettinolder · 5 replies
    CNN Wire via Q13 Fox ^ | FEBRUARY 8, 2016 | Tom Yazwinski
    CNN) -- The Joint Terrorism Task Force in Seattle arrested Daniel Seth Franey during a raid at his home in Montesano, Washington, on Saturday and charged him with unlawful possession of guns, including machine guns. Franey landed on law enforcement's radar in April 2015 when a witness went to police to alert them Franey "regularly talked about his support for ISIL and claimed he wanted to go oversees to 'join the fight,'" according to the criminal complaint filed in federal court. The witness said Franey talked about "his desire to kill Americans" and that he "wants to travel to Afghanistan...
  • Federal charges filed against Cliven Bundy in Nevada standoff — VIDEO

    02/12/2016 9:35:50 AM PST · by redreno · 27 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 02/11/2016 | By Jeff German
    A six-count criminal complaint was filed Thursday in Las Vegas against Bunkerville rancher Cliven Bundy stemming from the April 2014 armed standoff with federal law enforcement officers. Bundy, 69, who was arrested in Portland, Oregon, late Wednesday, was charged with leading a "massive armed assault" against authorities outside his ranch to force them to abandon roughly 400 Bundy cattle they had rounded up. He had "trespassed his cattle" on federal public lands for more than 20 years, refusing to pay for required permits and thwarting federal court orders, the complaint alleges. "Bundy was the leader, organizer and chief beneficiary of...
  • Pentagon orders commanders to prioritize climate change in all military actions

    02/12/2016 8:49:52 AM PST · by Sheapdog · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | - Sunday, February 7, 2016 | Rowan Scarborough
    The Pentagon is ordering the top brass to incorporate climate change into virtually everything they do, from testing weapons to training troops to war planning to joint exercises with allies. A new directives theme: The U.S. Armed Forces must show resilience and beat back the threat based on actionable science. The Pentagon is ordering the top brass to incorporate climate change into virtually everything they do, from testing weapons to training troops to war planning to joint exercises with allies. A new directives theme: The U.S. Armed Forces must show resilience and beat back the threat based on“actionable science. The...
  • Roots miniseries remake gets intense first trailer

    02/12/2016 8:47:12 AM PST · by rktman · 52 replies
    ew.com ^ | 2/11/2016 | James Hibberd
    The all-star remake of the iconic miniseries Roots has an intense first trailer.
  • Off-duty Richmond police officer killed in Vallejo

    02/12/2016 8:25:39 AM PST · by ScottinVA · 12 replies
    Vallejo Times-Herald ^ | 11 Feb 2016 | Irma Widjojo and John Glidden
    A Vallejo man, Richmond police officer and active community member was fatally shot at his home in the Glen Cove neighborhood early Thursday. Vallejo police said Augustine “Gus” Vegas, 58, was killed after being shot multiple times inside the house. Vegas was a 15-year veteran with the Richmond Police Department, and last served in the regulatory unit. The suspect, identified as Robert Vega, 30, of Fairfield, has been taken into custody and is the father of Vegas’ 6-year-old grandson. The shooting was reported by a family member at 4:39 a.m. in the unit block of Narragansett Court at the victim’s...
  • Obama shrugs off court's halt to climate-change agenda (SHOCKED?)

    02/12/2016 8:21:07 AM PST · by rktman · 21 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 2/12/2016 | Cheryl Chumley
    Vows regulations will proceed: 'So don't despair, people'
  • Canadian Ted Cruz: Does He Have Documents To Prove He's A US Citizen And Eligible To Be Pres?

    02/12/2016 7:32:25 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 125 replies
    http://freedomoutpost.com ^ | February 10, 2016 | Mac Slavo
    According to the Obama administration, because Obama's mother was U.S. citizen and because he was reportedly born in Hawaii, he has the necessary qualifications to be President. But many, dubbed "birthers" by Obama supporters, still believe he was born in Kenya. If true, the argument goes, he would not be qualified to hold the Executive office because regardless of his mother's citizenship, he was not born on U.S. soil. The latter is a legitimate argument and one that appears to be supported by the Constitution, though no court has ever clearly defined the meaning of a "natural born citizen." Republican...
  • PBS’ Donor-Moderator Fails to Ask Hillary About Clinton Foundation

    02/12/2016 6:38:06 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 11,2016 | by JOEL B. POLLAK
    The PBS moderators at Thursday night's Democratic debate failed to ask former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton any questions about the Clinton Foundation, despite news earlier in the day that the State Department had sent it a subpoena for documents about its activities during her tenure in office. Co-moderator Judy Woodruff happens to be a donor to the Clinton Foundation, and faced criticism from the PBS ombudsman in 2015 for giving to the Clintons. Woodruff is one of several journalists who has contributed to the Clinton Foundation, which has been criticized as a "slush fund" for the Clintons' own expenses,...
  • Scarborough: Hillary and Her 'Hack Spokesman' Attack Obama's 'Integrity'

    02/12/2016 5:34:37 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "If I hold you any closer, I'll be in back of you." That was Groucho's famous line in A Day at the Races. It's also Hillary's strategy in South Carolina, as she hugs President Obama as close as she can in an effort to appeal to African-Americans, who make up a majority of Dem primary voters there. Joe Scarborough threw a serious spanner into Hillary's strategy on today's Morning Joe. Scarborough displayed a tweet from Hillary spox Brian Fallon saying how "strange" it is that leaks about investigations into Hillary "seem to emerge on the eve of debates and primaries."...
  • France to Shut Down 100 to 160 Mosques; War-grade Weapons Found in Some

    02/12/2016 5:25:40 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 66 replies
    The New American ^ | 2/10/2016 | Selwyn Duke
    George W. Bush and others have often emphasized that Islam is a "religion of peace." Others view Islam as a "religion of the sword," and they include traditionalist-minded Muslims and mosques. This is evident after the French government recently raided Muslim houses of worship in the country and found "one third of the quantity of war-grade weapons that are normally seized in a year," as Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve put it. The mosques implicated themselves "because they are run illegally without proper licenses, they preach hatred, or use takfiri speech," Hassan El Alaoui, one of France's chief imams, told Al...
  • Armed Social Security Recipients are Now Targeted by Obama

    02/12/2016 5:04:14 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 53 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 2/10/2016 | Tim Brown
    If you've got a gun and you receive Social Security, you are now being targeted by the Obama administration. In the latest stealth effort by the Communist administration, the Social Security Administration is wanting to list the names of those who receive Social Security benefits to the National Instant Check System (NICS) as "prohibited persons." This would effectively ban them from being able to purchase a gun and would target those who already own guns. It would also be a clear violation of the Fifth Amendment's due process clause. The LA Times has the story: The push is intended to...
  • Homeless Muslim Refugee Rapes and Strangles American Girl Who Helped Him

    02/12/2016 4:51:46 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 58 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 2/9/2016 | Walid Shoebat
    Lauren Mann was an American music and arts student who loved playing the piano and went to Austria specifically to focus on her music studies while working as an au pair. All her friends say that she had a generous heart for the poor and needy. Being 23 years old and living amidst this "refugee" crisis, out of the goodness of her heart, she wanted to help these "migrants," many of whom were homeless and living near her. She would go out and give them food, drink, and little treats such as cigarettes. One of the people she helped was...
  • Obama: 'strange things' happen when voters are scared

    02/12/2016 4:36:24 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 38 replies
    AP ^ | 2/11/2016 | Darlene Superville
    ATHERTON, Calif. -- President Barack Obama said Thursday that "strange things" can happen in politics when voters are scared and that the angst people are feeling across the country is finding voice in both the Republican and Democratic parties. "We have to listen to that," Obama said at a Democratic Party fundraiser at the San Francisco-area home of supporter and venture capitalist Steve Westly. Obama commented two days after billionaire businessman Donald Trump rode that wave of voter anger at traditional politicians to a commanding win in New Hampshire's Republican presidential primary. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders did the same in...
  • Tempers flare at IRS hearing

    02/12/2016 4:25:58 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/11/2016 | Naomi Jagoda
    A heated argument erupted Thursday at a hearing on the IRS, with Democrats and Republicans trading charges about the work of the Oversight Committee. Two Democrats on the panel accused their GOP colleagues of repeatedly holding hearings on the IRS for political reasons. In his opening statement, Oversight Committee ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) complained that the hearing was the 23rd held about the IRS in recent years. "Unfortunately, Republicans have become obsessed with investigating any and every allegation relating to the IRS, no matter how small," he said. He said Republicans are frustrated that they have never found...
  • FIX IS IN: PBS Moderators Ignore Clinton Scandals

    02/12/2016 3:40:49 AM PST · by detective · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Feb 2016 | Peter Schweizer
    So let me get this straight: on the same day that the Washington Post reports that the State Department issued subpoenas to a family foundation bearing Hillary Clinton's name as part of a federal investigation, the PBS debate moderators didn't ask her about it.
  • Pro-Abortion University Staffer Calls for Raping Pro-Life College Students

    02/12/2016 3:40:53 AM PST · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | february 10, 2016
    A Purdue University staff member is being investigated after he allegedly threatened to rape pro-life women during an online debate about the campus pro-life club's recent campaign. The Purdue Students for Life group has been facing a heavy backlash this week after its members put up posters around campus that focused on how the abortion industry targets black women and their unborn babies for abortions. In coordination with Black History Month, the campaign posters read "Hands Up, Don't Abort" and "Black Children are an Endangered Race" and included the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter. On Monday, a small group of pro-abortion students and...
  • Thief Who Stole More Than 85 Guns Receives Probation In Plea Deal

    02/12/2016 3:30:15 AM PST · by detective · 9 replies
    Guns and Patriots ^ | February 8, 2016 | Bob Owens
    Don't talk to me about passing a single new gun law if you aren't fighting to make sure criminals are being prosecuted to the fullest extent of our existing laws. Criminals who commit crimes involving firearms are routinely allowed to cut plea deals on every level, even after people are killed with stolen or straw-purchased weapons. A gun thief in Minnesota who is receiving probation after stealing more than 85 guns is just the latest example of our nation's continued failure to put those committing gun crimes behind bars.
  • Russian Opposition leader sues Vladimir Putin over 'corruption'

    02/12/2016 2:10:48 AM PST · by BeadCounter · 7 replies
    The Economic Times ^ | 12 Feb, 2016 | AFP
    Moscow (AFP) - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny announced he had filed a lawsuit against President Vladimir Putin on Thursday over alleged graft, accusing him of ordering huge loans to a firm owned by his son-in-law. "I sued Putin over Putin's son-in-law and I am sure that I will win," Navalny wrote on his blog, accusing the Russian leader of violating anti-corruption legislation to benefit Kirill Shamalov, who recently married the Russian leader's daughter Katerina. Citing public records and statements, Navalny said that Shamalov came to own a stake in petrochemical company Sibur shortly before Putin allegedly ordered that it...
  • Teenager seized for Boko Haram attack tells how she tore off suicide vest and fled

    02/11/2016 9:34:34 PM PST · by Cronos · 7 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12 Feb 2016 | ap
    Strapped with a suicide bomb vest and sent by the extremist Boko Haram group to kill as many people as possible, the teenage girl tore off the explosives and fled as soon as she was out of sight of her handlers. Her two companions, however, completed their grisly mission and walked into a crowd of hundreds at Dikwa refugee camp in north-east Nigeria and blew themselves up, killing 58 people. Modu Awami, a self-defence fighter who helped question the girl, said: “She said she was scared because she knew she would kill people. But she was also frightened of going...
  • Four injured in restaurant machete attack, suspect killed by police

    02/11/2016 8:13:53 PM PST · by tang-soo · 41 replies
    Nazareth's Mediterranean Restaurant COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — One person is dead and several injured after a machete attack at a restaurant in northeast Columbus. Four people were taken to the hospital with injuries, including one person who was taken to Grant Medical Center in life-threatening condition. The person had surgery and has been downgraded to stable condition, Columbus Police said. This happened at the Nazareth restaurant, which is in a shopping center on North Hamilton Road. Sgt. Rich Weiner said there seemed to be “no rhyme or reason” to the attack. The FBI is assisting Columbus Police, according to spokesperson...
  • Economists' and Criminologists' Views on Guns: Crime, Suicides & Right-to-Carry Handgun Laws

    02/11/2016 6:26:30 PM PST · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 3 replies
    Social Science Research Network ^ | 02/06/2016 | Dr. John Lott & Gary Mauser
    Economists' and Criminologists' Views on Guns: Crime, Suicides & Right-to-Carry Concealed Handgun Laws Abstract: Economists and Criminologists have very different models of human behavior. A total of 74 out of 130 academics who published peer-reviewed empirical research on gun issues in criminology and economics journals responded to our survey. That was a 57% response rate. Looking at their views on gun control, our survey finds that these two groups have very different views on gun control that vary in systematic ways that we expected. While economists tend to view guns as making people safer, criminologists hold this position less strongly....
  • Five injured in restaurant stabbing attack, suspect killed by police (Columbus OH)

    02/11/2016 5:57:50 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 57 replies
    NBC 4 - Columbus Ohio ^ | February 11 | Staff
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) - One person is dead and several injured after a stabbing attack at a restaurant in northeast Columbus. Five people were taken to the hospital with injuries, including one person who was taken to Grant Medical Center in life-threatening condition. This happened at the Nazareth restaurant, which is in a shopping center on North Hamilton Road.
  • Clinton Foundation received subpoena from State Department investigators

    02/11/2016 5:51:08 PM PST · by rriz · 13 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 11 at 12:18 PM | Tom Hamburger
    Investigators with the State Department issued a subpoena to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation last fall seeking documents about the charity’s projects that may have required approval from the federal government during Hillary Clinton’s term as secretary of state, according to people familiar with the subpoena and written correspondence about it. The subpoena also asked for records related to Huma Abedin, a longtime Clinton aide who for six months in 2012 was employed simultaneously by the State Department, the foundation, Clinton’s personal office, and a private consulting firm with ties to the Clintons.
  • Venezuela top court overrules Congress, grants decree powers

    02/11/2016 5:46:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 11, 2016 8:44 PM EST
    Venezuela's Supreme Court has overruled the opposition-controlled congress and granted broad decree powers to President Nicolas Maduro. Congress last month had refused to approve Maduro's declaration of an economic emergency. The court ruled in a decision made public Thursday night that Maduro did not need congressional approval after all. The court said the declaration of emergency is now in effect, granting Maduro greatly expanded authority over the economy for 60 days. ...
  • Officer Peter Liang found guilty of 2nd degree manslaughter

    02/11/2016 5:40:00 PM PST · by Repeal 16-17 · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 11, 2016 | Fox 5 NY
    NEW YORK (AP) -- A rookie police officer who shot an unarmed man dead in a darkened public housing stairwell was convicted Thursday of manslaughter in a case closely watched by advocates for police accountability. The courtroom audience gasped and Officer Peter Liang, who had broken into tears as he testified about the 2014 shooting of Akai Gurley, buried his head in his hands as the verdict came after 17 hours of jury deliberations. The manslaughter charge carries up to 15 years in prison. Liang's sentencing is set for April 14.
  • Cruz app data collection helps campaign read minds of voters

    02/11/2016 5:25:41 PM PST · by McGruff · 25 replies
    AP ^ | February 11, 2016 | MICHAEL BIESECKER and JULIE BYKOWICZ
    His "Cruz Crew" mobile app is designed to gather detailed information from its users' phones -- tracking their physical movements and mining the names and contact information for friends who might want nothing to do with his campaign. That information and more is then fed into a vast database containing details about nearly every adult in the United States to build psychological profiles that target individual voters with uncanny accuracy. Cruz's sophisticated analytics operation was heralded as key to his victory in Iowa earlier this month -- the first proof, his campaign said, that the system has the potential to...
  • No Senator Cruz, Donald Trump does NOT want Single Payer health care.

    02/11/2016 5:24:52 PM PST · by dynoman · 77 replies
    C. Steven Tucker | February 11, 2016 | C. Steven Tucker
    During the last two decades I have read everything I could get my hands on pertaining to health care policy. I also spent the longest two weeks of my entire life reading the PPACA – Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act – shortly after it was passed into law on March 23, 2010. I have also appeared on television,radio, and written expert commentary on health care policy on this blog and for professional business journals around the country. If there is one thing I know it is health care policy and if there is another thing I know it is...
  • Dr. John Lott (Even liberal academics are turning pro-gun ownership)

    02/11/2016 5:23:46 PM PST · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 8 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 02/11/2016 | Dr. John R. Lott Jr.
    John Lott: Even Liberal Academics Are Turning Pro-Gun Ownership From the left and right, people are bombarded with diametrically opposing claims on guns. But most of this bombardment isn’t coming from the National Rifle Association. Michael Bloomberg is spending far more money — hundreds of millions of dollars — trying to convince Americans that guns should be kept out of the hands of even law-abiding citizens. And yet, by double-digit margins, Americans say that they feel safer if more people in their neighborhood own guns. The answer is the same on concealed carry. Most of the media are doing their...
  • BREAKING NEWS: John Kerry announces ceasefire in Syria 'within a week' following a summit in Munich

    02/11/2016 4:55:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 82 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/11/16 | Chris Pleasance
    Secretary of state John Kerry has tonight announced a deal that will see a ceasefire in Syrian within a week following a meeting of The International Syria Support Group in Berlin. Earlier in the day, Kerry tweeted that he had spoken with Sergey Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, about the need for an end to fighting in the Middle Eastern nation. However, it is unclear which of the multiple forces fighting in Syria have signed up to the ceasefire, or how it will be enforced.