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  • Don't Boycott Target Over Transgender Bathroom Issue: Here's a Better Alternative

    04/24/2016 5:28:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 217 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/23/2016 | Carmen Fowler LaBerge
    Advocates of traditional family values are calling for a boycott of Target in response to the retail giant's announcement that they allow transgender people to use the restroom and dressing room that aligns with their preferred gender identity. The other way of saying this is that grown men have unrestricted and no-questions-asked access to bathrooms designated for women and girls. Via their website, Target announced, "[W]e welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity. …Everyone deserves to feel like they belong." Critics allege that this move is less...
  • Here's Why Heidi Cruz Cancelled Her Previously Scheduled Events: Women for Cruz Coalition

    03/29/2016 1:52:06 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 198 replies
    Twitter ^ | 3/29/2016
    At his rally Wed. in Madison, @TedCruz is unveiling a Women for Cruz coalition along with his wife, mother and @CarlyFiorina, per campaign. — Patrick Svitek (@PatrickSvitek) March 29, 2016 9 △ ▽
  • Damage Control: Ted Cruz ‏@tedcruz tweets Donald Trump is terrific

    12/11/2015 9:35:38 AM PST · by springwater13 · 86 replies
    Ted Cruz ‏@tedcruz 32m32 minutes ago The Establishment's only hope: Trump & me in a cage match. Sorry to disappoint -- @realDonaldTrump is terrific. #DealWithIt
  • Davis’ Lawyer Disputes Vatican Description of Meeting

    10/04/2015 10:39:26 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 58 replies
    KSN.com ^ | 10/2/15 | AP
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kim Davis’ attorney is disputing the Vatican’s description and interpretation of her Sept. 24 meeting with Pope Francis. Attorney Mat Staver told The Associated Press early Friday that the meeting was an affirmation of the Kentucky county clerk’s right to be conscientious objector. He says Vatican personnel initiated contact with Davis’ camp on Sept. 14 saying the pope wanted to meet her.
  • Hillary’s Damage Control Isn’t Working

    03/13/2015 7:26:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 03/13/2015 | Matthew Vadum
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s efforts to douse the growing furor over her possibly illegal private email system are not going well.The Obama White House, which claims the president knew nothing about Clinton’s surreptitious email system, unceremoniously threw the former cabinet member under the bus this week.“Frankly, the secretary’s handling of her own personal email and the maintenance of [her] personal email inbox is something that I’m not going to comment on and not particularly interested in,” said White House press secretary Josh Earnest.President Obama, who reportedly detests the Clintons, may himself have played a role in revealing Hillary’s...
  • Symantec declares antivirus ‘dead’ as it focuses on damage control

    05/06/2014 11:58:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Engadget ^ | May 6, 2014 5:45:00 PM ET | John Fingas
    Given how hard antivirus software makers push you to sign up, you'd think that business was booming. Far from it, according to Symantec’s Brian Dye. He tells the Wall Street Journal that antivirus tools like his company’s Norton suite are effectively “dead.” The utilities now catch less than half of all attacks, according to the executive—to him, the focus is on minimizing the damage whenever there’s a successful hack or infection. …
  • Bible Critic Says Jesus Isn't God, Stephen Colbert Leaves Him Speechless (Video)

    04/20/2014 4:36:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/17/2014 | BY JARED FREEMAN
    (Screenshot: Comedy Central)As we mentioned, Stephen Colbert, heir to David Letterman's chair on "The Late Show," openly talks about his Catholic faith. It's a surprise to those who know the comedian only as the satirical conservative host of "The Colbert Report."In this April 2009 episode on Maundy Thursday, Colbert hosted Bart Ehrman, a prominent New Testament scholar and biblical critic.As Ehrman points out contradictions he's found in the Bible, notably in the crucifixion of Jesus, Colbert takes him to task in his usual acerbic tone. But under the caricature, Colbert presents the divinity of Christ in ways that leave...
  • Obama pressured over NSA snooping as US senator denounces 'act of treason'

    06/10/2013 4:50:52 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 42 replies
    The Guardian ^ | June 10, 2013 | Dan Roberts in Washington, Ewen MacAskill in Hong Kong and James Ball in New York
    Barack Obama was facing a mounting domestic and international backlash against US surveillance operations on Monday as the administration struggled to contain one of the most explosive national security leaks in US history. Political opinion in the US was split with some members of Congress calling for the immediate extradition from Hong Kong of the whistleblower, Edward Snowden. But other senior politicians in both main parties questioned whether US surveillance practices had gone too far. Dianne Feinstein, chairman of the national intelligence committee, has ordered the NSA to review how it limits the exposure of Americans to government surveillance. But...
  • Liberal Pundits Gather in West Wing

    05/21/2013 1:51:57 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 96 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 5/21/13 | Daniel Halper
  • Amid damage control efforts, White House listens to outside advice

    05/16/2013 7:13:26 PM PDT · by haffast · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu May 16, 2013 8:44pm EDT | Roberta Rampton and Jeff Mason
    (Reuters) - Senior White House officials responsible for navigating the administration through a trio of scandals met on Thursday with outside Democratic strategists for advice on how to get past the controversies and back on track advancing the president's agenda. The White House is trying to regain the upper hand after being knocked on the defensive over its response to deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, the seizure of journalists' phone records in a Justice Department leak investigation, and the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups for special scrutiny. Now, President Barack Obama's closest advisers want to find a way...
  • Acting IRS commissioner resigns in wake of agency scandal

    05/15/2013 3:42:10 PM PDT · by freedumb2003 · 154 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 5/15/2013 | Fox News
    <p>President Obama says Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has requested and received the resignation of acting IRS commissioner Steven Miller, after critical report on targeting of conservative groups.</p>
  • New Yorker Trashes Carney For Friday Press Conference Lies, Compares Him To Bill Clinton

    05/12/2013 11:28:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 05/12/13 | Pat Dollard
    Excerpted from The New Yorker: But the mere existence of the edits—whatever the motivation for them—seriously undermines the White House’s credibility on this issue. This past November (after Election Day), White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters that “The White House and the State Department have made clear that the single adjustment that was made to those talking points by either of those two institutions were changing the word ‘consulate’ to ‘diplomatic facility’ because ‘consulate’ was inaccurate.” Remarkably, Carney is sticking with that line even now. In his regular press briefing on Friday afternoon (a briefing that was delayed...
  • Feinstein: ´Talking points were wrong´

    05/12/2013 10:15:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/12/13 | Tarini Parti
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein says the talking points used on the Sunday news shows following the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, were wrong, adding that the administration should have been quicker in calling it a terrorist act. “I think the talking points were wrong,” the California Democrat who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Sunday on NBC´s “Meet the Press.” “I think the talking points should not be written by the intelligence community.” “Unfortunately," she added, "the word extremist was used which isn’t not as crystal clear as terrorist.”
  • Liberal Panic Now That Benghazi Fiasco Finally Getting Real Coverage?

    05/11/2013 9:48:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | May 12, 2013 | Howard Portnoy
    here is no escaping the fact that, where Benghazi is concerned, there is blood in the water and the mainstream media has (at long last) picked up the scent. Yesterday, the sharks representing the three major TV networks circled Press Secretary Jay Carney, bombarding him with questions that were uncharacteristically tough. ABC’s Jonathan Karl, who broke the story that the talking points underwent twelve revisions, had the aspect and attitude of a man scorned and determined to set the record straight as much to clear his own name as to ascertain the truth. When Carney attempted to weasel out of his claim...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 12 May 2013

    05/12/2013 3:43:26 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 302 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 12 May 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows May 12th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Reps. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., and Adam Smith, D-Wash.; Rep.-elect Mark Sanford, R-S.C.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Reps. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill.; Sen. Dianne Feinsweine, D-Calif.; former diplomat Thomas Pickering, who helped lead the State Department's review of the attack against the U.S. in Benghazi, Libya. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Pickering; former Defense Secretary Robert Gates; Sens. Da Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Jack Reed, D-R.I. STATE OF THE...
  • Biden and Kerry to honor Benghazi victims…eight months after attacks

    05/02/2013 10:59:12 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 32 replies
    Even though White House Press Secretary Jay Carney thinks “Benghazi happened a long time ago,” the four people killed in the attacks are just now being officially honored.
  • Poll: Hillary Clinton Most Popular National Political Figure

    02/08/2013 10:32:34 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 57 replies
    Voice of America ^ | February 08, 2013
    A national opinion poll indicates that former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is more popular than President Barack Obama and any other national political figure. The Quinnipiac University survey released Friday said Clinton has a 61 percent favorability rating among American voters, compared to President Obama's 51 percent favorability.
  • Did Intelligence Tell WH There Were Protests in Benghazi?

    10/12/2012 3:30:19 PM PDT · by mojito · 22 replies
    Commentary ^ | 10/12/2012 | Alana Goodman
    The White House has clarified Vice President Biden’s comment that he wasn’t aware of security requests, saying he was speaking for himself and President Obama, not the State Department. But they still haven’t explained Biden’s even more troubling claim that the intelligence community told the White House there were protesters outside the Benghazi embassy: MS. RADDATZ: What were you first told about the attack? Why were people talking about protests? When people in the consulate first saw armed men attacking with guns, there were no protesters. Why did that go on for weeks? VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN: Because that’s exactly what...
  • Damage Control: Obama Campaign Tries to Spin Biden's Bizarre Debate Behavior

    10/12/2012 8:25:27 AM PDT · by Justaham · 87 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/12/12 | Joel B. Pollak
    The Obama campaign is struggling to respond to mounting criticism of Vice President Joe Biden's bizarre behavior during last night's debate with Rep. Paul Ryan. Biden not only interrupted Ryan frequently--82 times, according to Republican National Committee chair Reince Priebus--but frequently laughed, smirked, and snorted at serious moments, showing contempt for his opponent and disturbing even friendly observers. A CNN poll conducted after the debate, which handed Ryan a narrow 48%-44% victory, also showed that Ryan had beaten Biden by an even wider margin when it came to "likeability." Viewers in the poll--with an admittedly small sample-- also said Ryan...
  • Video shows Libyans tried to save U.S. envoy after attack on Benghazi consulate

    09/19/2012 12:25:19 AM PDT · by Dave Mellon · 20 replies
    Al Arabiya News ^ | September 19, 2012 | AFP, Video by Fahid al-Bakush shared with AFP
    The article mentions that "Another person is seen checking the pulse of the victim." Unfortunately the video is not included in the story; however, I am including the link to an updated and slightly longer video which does indeed show a Libyan checking Ambassador Stevens pulse at the 1:16 mark. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRBl11SRtUk&feature=channel&list=UL&bpctr=1348039338