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  • Obama Goes Around Congress — Again — to Expand Health Coverage for Federal Workers

    07/28/2014 5:12:20 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 7 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | july 28, 2014 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The Obama administration on Tuesday will publish a proposed rule that would give thousands of temporary and seasonal government workers access to the government’s health care program, even though current law would appear to prohibit them from using that program. The rule from the Office of Personnel Management would let these federal workers sign up for coverage under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, and also allow some of them to enjoy a government contribution to their insurance premiums. Both steps would be done through OPM’s proposed regulation, and not through an act of Congress. The proposed rule indicates that...
  • Jersey City, Newark and Paterson mayors launch partnership to fight crime

    07/28/2014 4:48:30 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 6 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | July 28, 2014
    The mayors of Jersey City, Newark and Paterson announced a major initiative to fight crime and strengthen communities by sharing intelligence, police officers and purchasing agreements.
  • Poor Families Use 'Supervouchers' To Rent In City's Priciest Buildings (HUD's Chicago Gold Coast!!)

    07/28/2014 4:47:36 PM PDT · by drewh · 17 replies
    Crains Business Journal ^ | 7/28/14 | By Alby Gallun
    The high-rise at 500 N. Lake Shore Drive is the second-most expensive in the city, with rents for a one-bedroom apartment approaching $3,000 a month, well beyond the reach of most Chicago residents. But that's not too much for the Chicago Housing Authority, which has used federal tax dollars to pick up most of the tab for four lucky residents in the year-old building, with its sweeping views of Lake Michigan, a concierge and a dog-grooming center. The tenants moved in over the past two years as part of a push by the CHA to expand its housing voucher program...
  • With The Law Ignored, Border Surge Turns Into A Tsunami

    07/28/2014 4:32:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Investors.com ^ | July 28, 2014 | IBD Editoriaal
    Amnesty: With word out about U.S. coddling of Central American illegal immigrants, Haitians and people from much farther abroad are flooding our shores to get their slice. This is what comes when politics trumps law. Some of the strongest voices speaking in favor of amnesty for the latest flood of illegal immigrants from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, such as columnist George Will, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and the Catholic bishops, have used the hardship and mercy argument to scrap the law and permit the illegals to stay. "The idea that we can't assimilate these 8-year-old 'criminals' with their...
  • David Cameron announces immigration crackdown

    07/28/2014 4:19:43 PM PDT · by blueyon · 10 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 7/28/14 | Peter Dominiczak,
    Benefits for EU migrants will be cut off after three months, says PM, as he promises Coalition changes will 'put Britain first'. David Cameron is to announce tough action on immigration that will halve the amount of time foreigners can claim benefits in the UK. The Coalition will introduce laws to ensure that European Union migrants can only claim out-of-work benefits for three months, Mr Cameron says in an article for The Telegraph. The Prime Minister also pledges to stop more than 500,000 British jobs being advertised across the EU and announces tough new curbs on colleges offering visas to...
  • Morning Joe Panel Hits Andrew Cuomo on Corruption

    07/28/2014 4:14:05 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 4 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 07/28/2014 | Connor Williams
    Following Andrew Cuomo’s decision to disband a corruption commission he created, Morning Joe hit the New York governor hard for his questionable tactics. The scandal comes after The New York Times reported that Cuomo shut down the commission when it began to go after some of the Governor’s own political allies. Cuomo was defiant in response to the allegations, asserting that “it's not a legal question. The Moreland Commission was my commission, it's my commission, my subpoena power, my Moreland Commission. I can appoint it, I can disband it. I can appoint you, I can un-appoint you tomorrow.” Joe Scarborough...
  • More unseasonably cool air to descend on eastern U.S. next week (Summer polar vortex predicted?)

    07/28/2014 4:04:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 7/25/14 | Scott Dance
    Call it the return of the summer "polar vortex" if you want -- a mass of cool, dry air from the north is forecast to bring more unseasonably cool temperatures next week in Maryland and across the eastern United States. **SNIP** Twice this month, Baltimore has set new record lows, most recently on Friday. The low of 57 degrees at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport broke a record set in 2008, of 59 degrees. On July 18, a low of 57 broke a record dating to 1976.
  • Illegal immigrants protest outside White House, with little fear of repercussions

    07/28/2014 3:28:25 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 4 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | July 28, 2014 | Staff
    SNIP Under a policy that’s been in effect for several years, ICE focuses deportation mostly on serious criminals and – in some cases -- those caught in the act of crossing the border. The agency prioritizes deportation for felons, repeat offenders, gang members and others with a serious criminal record. SNIP This is why illegal immigrant activists can protest outside the White House without worrying too much about ICE. They did so at lunchtime on Monday, marching across Lafayette Park to the White House and advocating a reprieve for illegal immigrant parents who brought their children to the U.S. –...
  • Coyotes shown 'smuggling undocumented immigrants across the Rio Grande on JET SKIS'

    07/28/2014 3:22:16 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 11 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | July 28, 2014 | Ryan Gorman
    New footage claims to show Mexican smugglers known as coyotes smuggling immigrants across the U.S. – Mexico border using jet skis. A video shown on the Breitbart website claims the person driving the jet ski is a smuggler, and that his passengers are a woman and her infant child. It then shows the pair being taken into custody by Border Patrol. The woman departs the jet ski and walks along the river bank to a nearby road where authorities apprehend her and the baby. The video is said by Breitbart to have been shot recently at Anzalduas Park, in Mission,...
  • MH17 only adds to grim toll on civilians in eastern Ukraine

    07/28/2014 2:54:42 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 5 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | July 28, 2014 | Lydia Tomkiw
    A new United Nations report describes a “breakdown of law and order” and "egregious human rights abuses" in eastern Ukraine that date even before the conflict captured world attention over the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17. Conservative figures from the UN and the World Health Organization as of July 26 estimate at least 1,129 people have been killed and 3,442 have been wounded as fighting between the Ukrainian military and rebels .... The report found “egregious human rights abuses have been committed in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of eastern Ukraine,” including abductions, extortion, torture, and executions while the...
  • Fearing Obama Unilateral Amnesty Threats, Tea Party Jams Congress's Phone Lines

    07/28/2014 2:24:19 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7-28-14 | Matthew Boyle
    The phone lines are jammed. The American people have risen up in response to a rallying cry from Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Ted Cruz (R-TX), overloading the phone lines on Capitol Hill to pressure their members of Congress to fight against President Obama’s planned executive amnesty for millions of illegal aliens. ~snip~ “This shows the American people are going to resist,” a Sessions aide told Breitbart News. “The crescendo will grow. They are only beginning to be heard. They will get louder in the coming days.” The calls are coming in response to Sen. Sessions, who last week asked...
  • Unbelievable And Disturbing -- Obama Thanks Muslims For “Building The Very Fabric Of Our Nation”…

    07/28/2014 1:54:03 PM PDT · by blueyon · 112 replies
    Reg flag news ^ | 7/27/14 | Via White House
    Via White House website: As Muslims throughout the United States and around the world celebrate Eid-al-Fitr, Michelle and I extend our warmest wishes to them and their families. This last month has been a time of fasting, reflection, spiritual renewal, and service to the less fortunate. While Eid marks the completion of Ramadan, it also celebrates the common values that unite us in our humanity and reinforces the obligations that people of all faiths have to each other, especially those impacted by poverty, conflict, and disease. In the United States, Eid also reminds us of the many achievements and contributions...
  • Rancher: Gov’t ‘Bullying People’ Who Have Been on Western Lands ‘for Generations’ (NM)

    07/28/2014 1:30:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    CNSNews ^ | July 28, 2014 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – At a House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation on Thursday, ranchers from Western states testified that they are routinely threatened and bullied by federal land management officials, including the Bureau of Land Management, the Forest Service and Fish and Wildlife. “I sit before you today to let you know what’s going on up there, and I hope that we can come to some kind of agreement on what needs to be done and move forward on it, because enough is enough when it comes to bullying people that have been on this land for...
  • Shirtless Wade McCree May Be Heading To The Supreme Court ( Michigan )

    07/28/2014 12:28:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Above the law ^ | 23 Jul 2014 | Joe Patrice
    Judge of the Millennium Wade McCree has a special place in the hearts of ATL’s writers. The former Wayne County circuit judge had a penchant for disrobing for shirtless selfies and sex in his chambers, and was consequently disrobed by the Michigan Supreme Court. On Monday, the Sixth Circuit correctly (if you mean “applying the law as it currently exists,” and “incorrectly” if you mean “adopting the better policy”) held that Judge McCree is immune from a civil suit brought by a man McCree slapped with a tether and high child support payments. The man’s complaint is that while Judge...
  • Eleanor Holmes Norton says 'you don't have a right to know' what's going on in government

    07/25/2014 5:20:11 PM PDT · by BAW · 59 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 25, 2014 | Sean Higgins
    Eleanor Holmes Norton, the non-voting congressional delegate for the District of Columbia, angrily sputtered during a congressional hearing Friday that the White House should not be held up to scrutiny, saying that there was no right to know what it was doing behind closed doors. "You don't have a right to know everything in a separation-of-powers government, my friend. That is the difference between a parliamentary government and a separation-of-powers government," Norton said during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing. It was, to put mildly, a significant departure from the more traditional liberal stance that openness and transparency...
  • Judge rules largely in favor of Utah on rural roads dispute ( RS 2477 )

    07/28/2014 11:12:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | March 22, 2013 | Brooke Adams
    A federal judge handed a landmark victory to Kane County and the state of Utah on Wednesday in a years-long dispute with the federal government over whether some rural routes should remain in use as roads, or if they should be closed to the public. In two decisions, U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups found he had jurisdiction to hear Kane County's claim, gave parameters for "reasonable" right-of-way widths on some routes and determined that 12 of 15 routes in dispute were roads and therefore accessible by the public. The distinction hinged on an 1866 law through which Congress sought to...
  • Six-year-old girl watches in horror as police 'shoot dead her dog Apollo in her front yard

    07/28/2014 11:08:42 AM PDT · by Ken H · 82 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | July 28, 2014 | Lydia Warren
    A six-year-old girl watched in horror as police gunned down her one-year-old dog as it stood in their front yard, her family has said. The girl's mother, Nicole Echlin, said their shepherd-mix Apollo, whom they have had since he was a puppy, got out of their yard in Hometown near Chicago, Illinois on Friday afternoon. After they chased him around the neighborhood, he returned to the yard and was standing on the lawn when police arrived and pulled out their guns, Echlin told the Chicago Tribune. 'He started showing his teeth - that's when the officer shot him,' Echlin, 27,...
  • Court Rules In Favor Of Father Who Spanked Son For Cursing

    07/28/2014 10:49:00 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/28/2014 | Fox News
    NEW YORK, NY- When is spanking a crime? A New York court just ruled in favor of a Long Island Dad who hit his 8-year-old son for cursing. The court found that spanking was a reasonable use of force. And other states are okaying it too. Spanking is at the center of the New York state court case. The state appellate court dismissed neglect charges against a Long Island father who spanked his 8-year old son for cursing at an adult, saying spanking did not constitute excessive punishment. Criminal defense lawyer Arthur Aidala says the judge says as long as...
  • Israel’s Most Dangerous Enemy

    07/28/2014 10:17:44 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 27, 2014 | Roger L. Simon
    Barack Obama is apparently very angry with Bibi Netanyahu. We have known for some time, via hot mike and other methods, that neither he nor his secretary of State much care for the Israeli prime minister. But — perhaps exacerbated by a multiplicity of foreign and domestic policy failures, plus atrocious poll numbers, one this weekend showing Romney beating him handily were the election held today — Obama seemed more irked than usual. He needed someone to beat up since the world was beating him up. And the Israelis had just hugely embarrassed his secretary of State (and by...
  • Judge rules Boulder County lacked legal authority to create subdivision paving district

    07/28/2014 8:27:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Times-Call ^ | 07/27/2014 | John Fryar
    Formation of district and imposition of assessments 'invalidated' by ruling . Boulder County commissioners didn't have the legal authority to establish a Local Improvement District created to charge rural residential subdivision property owners the bulk of the costs of rehabilitating those subdivisions' paved county roads, according to a Friday Boulder County District Court ruling. The Board of County Commissioners "exceeded its jurisdiction and abused its discretion in authorizing and forming the Subdivision Paving Local Improvement District and imposing assessments on properties within the District," Senior District Court Judge J. Robert Lowenbach wrote. ... The judge further ordered Boulder County to...
  • Jesse Jackson demands Twitter release employee diversity data

    07/28/2014 8:15:55 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 77 replies
    pcworld.com ^ | Jul 17, 2014 | John Ribeiro
    U.S. civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson has called on Twitter to release its employee diversity information, which its Silicon Valley peers such as Google, Yahoo, LinkedIn and Facebook have already done. The Rainbow Push Coalition, founded by Jackson, has also asked Twitter to signal its commitment to inclusion by hosting a public community forum to address the company’s plan to recruit and retain more black talent.
  • Obama's own unbelievably shocking words...WOW!!!! (Bad Fake Alert)

    07/28/2014 8:12:31 AM PDT · by dgkb · 31 replies
    u-tube video (now pulled in US) ^ | May 23, 2014 | Obama - speech
    Sent by a German friend after the YouTube version from the US was pulled. If you haven’t heard this you should . It takes only 19 seconds. It’s unbelievable that Obama actually says this out loud! This Obama speech was given at the Bilderberg Group conference in Brussels, Belgium, on May 23, 2014. Obama’s comments are chilling - THIS IS THE NEW WORLD ORDER that has been percolating through a number of American presidencies and other world leaders, and now seems to be coming into fruition. PLEASE pass it on to everyone. http://www.youtube.com/watch?YfRtbIQ1kTw&feature=youtu.be "America will never be destroyed from the...
  • Attorney General to Investigate Planned Parenthood Teaching Teen Girl S&M Sex, Gagging and Whipping

    07/28/2014 7:57:35 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/28/14 | Steven Ertelt
    The Colorado Attorney General says he will investigate a shocking video that busted the Planned Parenthood abortion business, where its staffers are teaching teenagers about S&M-based sexual relationships and concepts such as gagging, whipping and asphyxiation.In a series of undercover audits, Live Action investigators documented Planned Parenthood counselors and nurses advising our investigators, who the Planned Parenthood staffers thought were minors, on how to practice torture sex.As LifeNews reported earlier this month, Live Action staff pose as a 15-year-old at a Denver, Colorado-based Planned Parenthood abortion facility. This is the same abortion clinic facing a lawsuit for doing an abortion...
  • Public Utility Attempting to Buy Arizona Elections

    07/28/2014 7:54:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 18, 2014 | Rachel Alexander
    What’s happening in Arizona right now is sufficient to make every conservative shudder. And I’m not talking about the border crisis. I am talking about the state’s largest regulated utility, Arizona Public Service (APS). APS is literally attempting to purchase its regulators in the state’s August 26th Republican primary (early ballots go out this week). If successful, the implications are national, especially for fledgling solar power, and crony capitalism will have a new model that will boomerang on the Republican Party. First, a little background. APS has concluded that too much energy choice via rooftop solar is bad for it....
  • Widow: Eric Garner, Who Died in NYPD Custody, Wasn’t Violent (Afro Reports)

    07/28/2014 6:42:30 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 57 replies
    The Afro ^ | 7/26/14 | AP
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) — The widow of a New York City man who died this month in a videotaped confrontation with New York City police demanded justice on Saturday, saying the victim wasn’t asking for trouble.</p> <p>Eric Garner “was not a violent man — not in any way, shape or form,” said his widow, Esaw Garner, in what were described as her first public remarks about the death. “He was a quiet man, but he’s making a lot of noise now.”</p>
  • Historic Chinese church gutted by fire

    07/28/2014 6:15:55 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 1 replies
    Rakyat post ^ | BEIJING, July 28, 2014:
    This overhead view shows a firetruck (bottom, left) beside Jiangbei Cathedral in Ningbo, as firefighters put out a fire at the structure in Ningbo, in eastern China's Zhejiang province on July 28, 2014. — AFP pic A fire largely destroyed one of China’s oldest churches early today, state media reported, gutting the inside of the late 19th century structure. “The inside of the building is totally destroyed,” a firefighter told the official Xinhua news agency after the blaze at the gothic-style Jiangbei Cathedral in Ningbo, in Zhejiang province. “It’s a great loss. The church is such a beautiful building.” No...
  • Kayakers breach secure area at JFK airport

    07/28/2014 5:59:03 AM PDT · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 26, 2014 | Phillip Messing and Bill Sanderson
    Two kayakers adrift in Jamaica Bay with just one paddle unwittingly breached Kennedy Airport’s $300 million perimeter detection system. They could have been spotted by a boat patrol — except there wasn’t one. Port Authority boats don’t patrol the bay at night, police sources said.
  • Foster Son faces murder charges

    07/28/2014 4:16:55 AM PDT · by Spartan302 · 22 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7/28/14 | Spartan 302
    On Monday morning at about 5:18 a.m. Alaska State Troopers received a phone call from a woman struggling to talk. She stated that “he” tried to burn the house down, and then the line went dead, according to Troopers. It was the last thing Mollie Ragonesi, 66, would say before collapsing and subsequently dying of a stab wound to the neck inflicted during a melee at her home between her 19-year-old foster son Kenneth Adams and Daniel Ramsey, according to court documents filed Tuesday. Following Ragonesi’s phone call, Troopers Dispatch called the telephone number back, but this time a male...
  • Gunman was offended by hospital's 'gun-free' policy

    07/28/2014 4:14:35 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 31 replies
    nbcphilly ^ | 7/27/2014 | nbc philly
    NOTHING WAS GOING to stop Richard Plotts from carrying a gun. Not the law, not his felony record, not his questionable mental health and certainly not a sign. "There's evidence that he took offense to the issue that there were signs posted at Mercy Fitzgerald Health System indicating that it was a gun-free zone," Whelan said. "That's the only motive we have been able to determine at this point in time . . . he was upset about that policy." And, if not for an armed doctor and two other brave staffers who subdued him, Plotts may have claimed many...
  • Good Samaritan Chases Down Brooklyn Rape Suspect

    07/28/2014 1:53:23 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 26, 2014 | Jennifer Bain and Natasha VeleZ
    A good — but badly battered — Samaritan has a fractured cheek bone, several loose teeth and seven staples in his head after helping to nab a rape suspect on the Coney Island beach. “She said, ‘That’s him! That’s him!’ ” the bludgeoned hero recounted Saturday of seeing the sobbing victim stumbling away from a lifeguard stand.
  • Why Liberals Will Try to Outlaw Spanking

    07/28/2014 1:41:21 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 26, 2014 | Kyle Smith
    Prediction: In 10 years, it’ll be illegal to spank your kids. Progressivism’s never-ending zeal to intrude into our lives, bust up families and force us all to march to its grim beat means that yesterday’s absurdity turns into today’s hot topic in lefty opinion magazines turns into tomorrow’s law.
  • Texas Guard troops don't get arrest powers at border -- yet

    07/28/2014 12:55:37 AM PDT · by South40 · 9 replies
    LATimes ^ | 7/27/2014 | MOLLY HENNESSY-FISKE
    When Texas Gov. Rick Perry called on President Obama last month to deploy federal troops to help quell the surge of immigrants crossing the border illegally, he urged the president to give the troops “arrest powers to support Border Patrol operations.” Last week, Perry announced that he was activating 1,000 National Guard troops in response to the border crisis in the Rio Grande Valley. Because the troops were deployed by Perry and not federal officials, experts said Perry can allow them to make arrests and apprehensions. But will he?
  • UN Security Council calls for Gaza cease-fire [barf]

    07/27/2014 10:30:31 PM PDT · by upchuck · 19 replies
    Yahoo/Ass Press ^ | July 28, 2014 | EDITH M. LEDERER
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council called for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas at an emergency meeting just after midnight Monday morning. The council met as Muslims started celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. The pressure for a cease-fire followed new attacks launched by Israel and Hamas on Sunday despite going back and forth over proposals for another temporary halt to nearly three weeks of fighting. A 12-hour lull Saturday, agreed to by both sides following intense U.S. and United Nations...
  • 'Freedom Flotilla II' set to sail for Gaza from Turkey (With Turkish military protection)

    07/27/2014 9:23:57 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 70 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 7/28/2014 | Jerusalem Post
    Amid Israel’s Operation Protective Edge to stop Hamas attacks from Gaza, a “Freedom Flotilla” is being organized in Turkey to bring humanitarian aid to the Hamas-controlled Palestinian coastal enclave with the protection of the Turkish military, according to an unconfirmed media report. The flotilla, called “Freedom Flotilla II,” is being organized by the Turkish Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH), the same organization that was behind the Mavi Marmara flotilla that sought to break Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip in May 2010. Israel Navy commandos boarded the ship, were attacked, and killed nine of the attackers.
  • Mosab Hassan Yousef (Son of Hamas Founder) tells the truth about Hamas.

    07/27/2014 9:12:47 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 15 replies
    Youtube ^ | Youtube
    Video Link here
  • Intruder shot, killed by Indianapolis homeowner

    07/27/2014 8:54:53 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 10 replies
    wthr 13 (tv station) ^ | 7/27/14 | n/a
    INDIANAPOLIS - Police are investigating after a homeowner shot and killed an intruder Sunday afternoon on the near north side. The incident happened in the 3100 block of N. College Avenue around 1:00 p.m. Police say several men were in the house on the west side of College Avenue when three men tried to get into the house. Gunfire was exchanged and one of the suspected intruders was killed...
  • The Absence of America

    07/27/2014 8:35:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | July 26, 2014 | Mark Steyn
    Dinesh D'Souza has a new movie out called America: Imagine A World Without Her - but we don't really have to "imagine", it's happening before our eyes. Nothing difficult and complicated about it: in this decline and fall, the Emperor simply went fundraising. At any rate, Jamie Weinstein sat in for Hugh Hewitt this week, and took me on a brisk trot round current topics: MARK STEYN: Well, what's going on in the world is of very little interest to President Fundraiser. He's got other priorities, and the rest of the planet, as I believe it's marked on the State...
  • Bystanders Capture Violent Robber... (Video)

    07/27/2014 7:55:25 PM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 9 replies
    News 4 New York ^ | July 26, 2014 | Michael George
    FULL TITLE: Bystanders Capture Violent Robber Who Duct-Taped Woman in Bronx Apartment Bystanders helped capture a violent robber after he allegedly forced a woman into her Bronx apartment, bound her hands and feet, and took off with cash and valuables, police say. Michael George reports.
  • Artist reports brutal assault in St. Roch Saturday night

    07/27/2014 7:16:33 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 11 replies
    Christopher Brumfield, 43, said he was brutally assaulted Saturday evening (July 26) in the St. Roch neighborhood by a dozen teenagers, at least one of whom he recognized from his time teaching art at the youth's school. He said he escaped by crawling into oncoming traffic on North Claiborne Avenue. The incident was not listed in the police department's major incident log Sunday (July 27). New Orleans Police spokeswoman Hilal Williams said a team was dispatched to St. Roch and North Claiborne avenues Saturday night but had not verified the incident because they were unable to reach Brumfield at several...
  • No room for Christians in Iraq anymore, fleeing residents say

    07/27/2014 6:05:38 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 13 replies
    Hürriyet ^ | July/27/2014
    Alive but not at peace, Iraqi Christians who have fled the advance of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Mosul are recounting their nightmares about the group, while also lamenting the ostensible end of a place for their community in Iraq. Thousands fled the violence after ISIL, which now calls itself the Islamic State (IS), took control of Mosul, and many others who were left behind were forced to flee the city last week under the threat of forced conversion or execution by jihadists. Not only were the Christians harried, but their heritage that is thousands...
  • Boko Haram Kidnaps Wife of Cameroon's Vice PM, Kills at Least Three

    07/27/2014 5:18:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Jul 27, 2014 | Tansa Musa
    Nigerian Boko Haram militants kidnapped the wife of Cameroon's vice prime minister and killed at least three people on Sunday in a cross-border attack involving more than 200 assailants in the northern town of Kolofata, Cameroon officials said. A local religious leader, or lamido, named Seini Boukar Lamine, who is also the town's mayor, and five members of his family were also kidnapped in a separate attack on his home. SNIP Boko Haram, an Islamist group which made international headlines with the abduction of 200 Nigerian schoolgirls in April, has stepped up cross-border attacks into Cameroon in recent weeks. Cameroon...
  • 4 Worst Ways Halbig Truthers Have Spun Obamacare Architect’s Comments

    07/27/2014 4:41:55 PM PDT · by kiryandil · 2 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 25, 2014 | Mollie Hemingway
    This week saw a major victory for attorneys who’ve argued that, according to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, it’s illegal to give federal subsidies if insurance plans aren’t part of a state-based Obamacare exchange. The D.C. Circuit Court ruled that the legislation does not authorize such subsidies. Another court gave a somewhat muddled and mixed ruling on the matter that said such subsidies are ok, basically saying that Congress could have or would have been ok with it. The good news, for the attorneys fighting this battle, is that the mixed rulings make it more likely that they’ll...
  • Fla Man Accused Of Predatory Towing At Gay Fest

    07/27/2014 4:21:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Authorities have arrested a man they say illegally towed cars during Orlando’s 2014 Gay Days celebration Orange County Sheriffs deputies arrested 45 year-old Jason Combs for towing more than 100 vehicles between June 5 and June 9.
  • MH17: Why the Culprits May Never Be Caught

    07/27/2014 4:07:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 27 Jul 2014 | Robert Mendick
    Failure of official investigators to inspect the crash site properly and the length of time it has taken to examine forensic evidence may mean that those responsible are never foundThe inquiry into the shooting down of Flight MH17 risks becoming hopelessly compromised by the failure of official investigators to inspect the crash site properly – giving rebels nine days to destroy and tamper with vital evidence. The probable launch site of the ground-to-air missile, found by a Sunday Telegraph reporting team, also remains unexplored by the Dutch officials leading the investigation. Experts fear that the inquiry has become bogged down...
  • Local Church Sends Carloads Of Donations (TX)

    07/27/2014 3:41:47 PM PDT · by bgill · 12 replies
    keyetv.com ^ | July 27, 2014 | keyetv.com
    Dozens of volunteers packed up several cars filled with everything from food and diapers to clothing. With thousands of children at the border, Reverend Lisa Saunders says these items are in short supply.
  • Immigrant Kids and the Fear of Disease (He says we're all worried over nothing)

    07/27/2014 1:58:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | July 24, 2014 | Steve Chapman
    In 1952, Sen. Patrick McCarran of Nevada took the Senate floor to warn of the dangers posed by foreigners. The immigration system, he said, is a stream that flows into our society, and "if that stream is polluted our institutions and our way of life becomes infected." He was not the last person to see those migrating here as a terrifying source of contamination. A couple of weeks ago, the city council of League City, Texas, passed a resolution expressing worry that "many illegal aliens suffering from diseases endemic in their countries of origin are being released into our communities."...
  • US says photos show Russian artillery fired on Ukraine

    07/27/2014 1:28:39 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 147 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 27, 2014 | AFP
    The United States on Sunday released satellite images to bolster its claim that Russian artillery has fired across the border into Ukraine, targeting government forces in support of separatist rebels. The four images, prepared by the office of the Director of National Intelligence and forwarded to reporters by the State Department, show sections of the Russia-Ukraine frontier. Two show what the US government alleges are Russian batteries on its own territory -- one group of multiple rocket launchers and another of self-propelled howitzers. Pictures also show impact craters near military positions on the Ukrainian side of the frontier. A third...
  • How One Piece of Paper Destroyed Your Right to a Trial

    07/27/2014 11:38:09 AM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 31 replies
    The Nation ^ | 24 July 2014 | Peter Van Buren
    You can’t get more serious about protecting the people from their government than the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution, specifically in its most critical clause: “No person shall be…deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.” In 2011, the White House ordered the drone-killing of American citizen Anwar al-Awlaki without trial. It claimed this was a legal act it is prepared to repeat as necessary. Given the Fifth Amendment, how exactly was this justified? Thanks to a much contested, recently released but significantly redacted—about one-third of the text is missing—Justice Department white paper providing the basis for...
  • What This Police Chief Did To A Tea Party Leader Is As Childish As It Is Illegal

    07/27/2014 11:18:55 AM PDT · by blueyon · 34 replies
    ijreview.com ^ | 7/27/14 | Mike Miller
    The feud between Campbell, Wisconsin, Police Chief Tim Kelemen and local Tea Party Leader Greg Luce began last fall, when Luce started organizing protests against Barack Obama on an interstate overpass. Kelemen objected to the protests, claiming they disrupted traffic. So, he did what any responsible police chief would do: he persuaded the town board to pass an ordinance banning signs on the bridge. Oh, and he also signed Luce up on homosexual dating, pornography and federal healthcare websites. Via Police One: Kelemen told investigators ...........
  • Megyn Kelly Chronicles IRS Lies and Flip-Flops the Press Refuses to Cover, Let Alone Feature

    07/27/2014 10:16:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    News Busters ^ | July 26, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    On Thursday, with PJ Media's J. Christian Adams as her guest, Fox News's Megyn Kelly recited a list of assertions (under oath, she reminded us) made by Internal Revenue Service officials which have later been shown to be lies or cause for agency flip-flops after "new" facts have been revealed. It's a significant list. By implication, it's an indictment of the vast majority of the establishment press, which has refused to give the IRS scandal the attention it deserves. Video and a transcript follow the jump. ... The establishment press has been almost completely uninterested in telling their readers, listeners,...