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  • Billionaire Tom Steyer: I am absolutely nothing at all like the Koch brothers

    04/23/2014 10:32:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/23/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    Do I have any issues with a Tom Steyer using any of his legitimately earned billions of dollars to donate to political causes, candidates, campaigns, and super PACS in which he believes? Absolutely not. Do I have a problem with Tom Steyer smearing other billionaires for doing so, funding a perniciously targeted misinformation campaign full of flat-out falsehoods against the Keystone XL pipeline, and pretending that he has some sort of imagined moral high ground in this arena? Yes, yes I do. Via Politico: Liberal billionaire Tom Steyer insisted Tuesday that he’s not the left’s version of the Koch brothers....
  • US Contractor Greystone Denies Its Mercenaries in Ukraine

    04/08/2014 4:29:43 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4/8/2014 | Kirit Radia, James Gordon Meek, Lee Ferran and Ali Weinberg
    The Russian government today claimed there are more than 100 American 'mercenaries' from a defense contracting company disguised as Ukrainian troops in the embattled former Soviet nation, a claim the American firm and top U.S. officials deny. ... The latest news relesae from Greystone, as posted on a company blog, is from September 2012, titled "New business in Russia" and simply says the company "provided executive protection services in Russia." In April 2012, the company announced it had been awarded a similar contract in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. ...
  • No, House Republicans haven't voted 50 times to repeal Obamacare

    03/17/2014 4:02:22 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 12 replies
    It has become a truism that House Republicans have voted dozens and dozens of times -- at least 50 in all -- to repeal Obamacare. They have been obsessed with repealing the Affordable Care Act, President Obama told a Democratic National Committee meeting in Washington last month. You know what they say: 50th time is the charm. Maybe when you hit your 50th repeal vote, you will win a prize. Maybe if you buy 50 repeal votes, you get one free. We get it. For more than a year, Democrats and their advocates in the press have been ridiculing the...
  • My son has done no wrong, says father of flight engineer on MH370

    03/17/2014 7:14:49 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    Straits Times ^ | 3/17/14 | Straits Times
    The father of aviation engineer Mohd Khairul Amri Selamat, who was on board the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, refuted the possibility that his son would have anything to do with the plane's disappearance. Mr Selamat Omar, 60, was agitated when the question was posed to him, and openly declared that "my son would have done no wrong". "No authority contacted me to say they will be searching my son's house. "Even if they do, we have nothing to hide. They can come search the house if need be," he said.
  • Media, Dems Deny Start Of ObamaCare Tsunami In Florida

    03/13/2014 4:21:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies ^ | March 13, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Politics: The GOP victory in a Florida congressional district that was carried by President Obama as well as by the Democratic candidate in a gubernatorial race is being explained away by Democrats and their media toadies. Democratic spin doctors claim it wasn't exactly a case of Sink or swim in Florida-13, since the district had long been represented by a Republican. But fact is, Obama carried the purple district twice, and so did defeated congressional candidate Alex Sink when she ran for governor in 2010. Had Republican David Jolly lost the seat, Democrats would be chirping that it proved that...
  • Whispers persist that Hillary wont run: Health may be worse than disclosed

    02/28/2014 5:17:20 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 143 replies ^ | February 28, 2014 | Alex Pappas
    If you listen to the chattering class in Washington, D.C., Hillary Clinton is a virtual certainty for the 2016 Democratic nomination, and the front runner in the next presidential race. But in private, rumors persist that the former Secretary of State may not even be capable of making it to Iowa and New Hampshire. Clinton, these skeptics often say, will not run for president again because of health concerns. These ubiquitous rumors of her health have been fueled in part by the supermarket tabloids. The National Enquirer wrote in 2012 that Clinton had brain cancer, something a spokesman dismissed then...
  • 'Obama Not Gay,' Kenyan Elites Claim

    02/23/2014 8:09:16 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 56 replies
    DALLASBLOG.COM ^ | 2/10/2014 | Tom McGregor
    Barack Obama was hailed as America's first gay president by Time Magazine, but friends of the Obama clan in Kenya, who recently visited Beijing and spoke with the Dallas Blog, claim that President Obama is not a homosexual and actually enjoys some special relationships with a few women. They spoke with such candid frankness to a conservative blogger, because they feel betrayed by Barack. "We helped get Barack into the White House and he couldn't have done it with our help, but he has done nothing to help us after getting elected in 2008," a friend of the Obama clan...
  • Kathleen Sebelius: No job loss under Obamacare

    02/18/2014 6:02:28 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 38 replies
    Kathleen Sebelius: No job loss under Obamacare By: Lindsay Kalter February 18, 2014 07:40 AM EST Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says there is absolutely no evidence that the Affordable Care Act will drive down employment, despite a report from the Congressional Budget Office released Feb. 4 predicting fewer people would be working. There is absolutely no evidence, and every economist will tell you this, that there is any job-loss related to the Affordable Care Act, Sebelius told reporters in Orlando, Fla., on Monday. Part-time physicians are actually down since 2010, not up. The number of full-time workers...
  • Democrats in Denial Over Obamacare

    02/18/2014 2:21:40 AM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    National Journal ^ | 2/18/14 | Josh Kraushaar
    For nearly three years, the Democratic approach to the political unpopularity of President Obama's health care law was denial. Deny it played a significant role in the party's historic midterm losses in 2010. Insist, in the face of contradictory evidence, that as more voters experienced the benefits of the law, the more popular it would become. Deny it would be a major issue at all in the 2014 midterms. The latest version of the argument points to polling showing that voters don't want to repeal the law but prefer to see it fixedperfectly in line with the newly adopted positions...
  • 'Culture of Encounter': An Opportunity to Deny Christ?

    01/24/2014 11:39:48 AM PST · by ebb tide · 43 replies
    That the Bones You Have Crushed May Thrill ^ | 1-23-2014 | englandsgardens
    'Culture of Encounter': An Opportunity to Deny Christ? 'Engaging in dialogue does not mean renouncing our own ideas and traditions, but the claim that they alone are valid or absolute.' ~ His Holiness Pope Francis, on the Feast of St Francis de Sales Herein lies the Francis enigma, that the Successor of St Peter gives the impression that the Catholic Church does not necessarily contain the fullness of truth and inerrancy in Her teaching. Is this not precisely what the Devil, through his agents, and his whisperings, proposes to mankind in this century, as in previous centuries, that there can...
  • Air Force Swears: Our Nuke Launch Code Was Never '00000000'

    01/21/2014 4:11:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | JANUARY 20, 2014 | DAN LAMOTHE
    For nearly a decade, an awkward debate has raged about the U.S. military's nuclear force: Did top Air Force officials really choose "00000000" as a code that could enable the launch of a nuclear missile? Ten years later, in a document obtained by Foreign Policy, the U.S. military told Congress that it never happened. But is the Pentagon telling the truth? Bruce Blair, a nuclear security expert and former launch officer , says no. Blair, now a scholar and author at Princeton University, first raised the idea in a piece published in 2004. He accused the Air Force of circumventing...
  • Norman Rockwell family calls Deborah Solomon's Rockwell bio 'fiction'

    01/10/2014 7:43:18 PM PST · by Daffynition · 36 replies
    CSM ^ | December 4, 2013 | Husna Haq
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  • Vanity: Question re: fighting an insurance denial

    01/10/2014 11:47:53 AM PST · by CheathamCountyTN · 25 replies
    Need freeper advice: A close friend had serious female issues 10 - 12 years ago. The issues improved and she has only had 1 doc visit related to her problems in the last 5 years and that was 3 1/2 years ago. Wanting to avoid Obamacare, she bought a private Humana health insurance policy early last fall...
  • The Importance of Confessing Jesus...Mark 8 pt 9

    And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospels, the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my...
  • State: 'Core al Qaeda' didn't plan Benghazi

    12/31/2013 5:57:34 AM PST · by maggief · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 30, 2013 | Peter Sullivan
    The State Department on Monday said it has no evidence that core al Qaeda was behind last year's terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. We have no indications that core al Qaeda, which I think is what most people are referring to when they talk about quote al Qaeda, directed or planned what happened in Benghazi, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said at a briefing. The statement appears to leave open the possibility that associates or followers of the terrorist network were involved in the assault. The comments come on the heels of a New York Times investigation published over the...
  • No, There Wont Be a Doctor Shortage

    12/04/2013 6:40:09 PM PST · by Innovative · 125 replies
    New York Times ^ | Dec 4, 2013 | SCOTT GOTTLIEB and EZEKIEL J. EMANUEL
    The rise of nonphysician providers will enable more team care. Skilled health aides will monitor patients at home and alert a doctor if certain medical parameters decline. Nurses will provide wound care to diabetic patients, adjust medications like blood thinners and provide the initial management of chemotherapy side effects for cancer patients. Pharmacists will provide more counseling and urgent care. Physicians will remain essential to the proper diagnosis and treatment of disease, but will be backed up by teams who will help manage the more routine features of chronic illness.
  • Knockout game gives white America new reason to profile black men (Yes, he went there)

    12/02/2013 5:53:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    MSNBC's The Grio ^ | December 2, 2013 | Will Wright
    remember when I was growing up, New York was a rough-and-tumble place where attitudes of racial animosity ran parallel to the perceptions of black-on-white crime. And despite a robust, national civil rights movement, there were feelings that blacks were almost exclusively responsible for gangs, prostitution and heroin addiction. Back in the 60s and 70s, believe it or not, as a young black man I too had concerns about crime being perpetrated upon me. I recall how to cross Central Park, my buddies and I would sprint top speed from Central Park West to the Fifth Avenue on the East Side...
  • Bill Nelson: Charlie Crist trouble could spur run for governor (Dems don't trust their newbie)

    11/19/2013 1:02:42 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 20 replies ^ | 11/19/13 | Emily Schultheis and Burgess Everett
    Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) says that, contrary to recent reports, he does not plan to run for governor next year. But he left the door open to changing his mind. What Ive said all along is I have no intention of running, Nelson told POLITICO on Tuesday. I wish Charlie Crist the best, he added, referring to the states former Republican governor who is running for his old job next year as a Democrat. However, in an exchange with another POLITICO reporter later Tuesday, Nelson was less adamant. While he said hes not considering the governors race now and again...
  • Authorities Dismiss Report of One-Child Policy Change

    11/15/2013 10:21:52 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Shanghai Daily ^ | November 15, 2013 | Cai Wenjun
    A REPORT that China would be relaxing its decades-long family planning policy soon to allow couples with just one spouse from a one-child family to have a second child has been denied by authorities. The National Health and Family Planning Commission said no new documents mandating such a change had been issued and there was no timetable for the issue of such a policy, the Peoples Daily website reported yesterday. However, the commission said the central government was discussing the issue. Current policy allows a few exceptions to the one-child rule, such as when both parents are from a one-child...
  • Wasserman Schultz: Obama and I Didnt Lie About Obamacare

    11/07/2013 1:02:47 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    Shark Tank ^ | 11/6/13 | Javier Manjarres
    Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) went on MSNBC to run cover for President Obamas If like your , your , which has proven to be a huge political thorn in the Presidents side, as Americans are losing those very healthcare plans he said they could keep. you plan you can keep plan At the end of the day, most of those people who are having their plans transitioned will have better benefits for lower costs, All they have to do is go on the exchange and shop around, which arguably needs to be easier than it...
  • Obama denies you can keep it videotaped promises

    11/05/2013 5:14:54 AM PST · by Haiku Guy · 193 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/5/13 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama told his enthusiastic supporters Monday night that he never promised what video recordings show him promising at least 29 times. The videos show Obama promising 300 million Americans that if you like your health-care plan, you will be able to keep your health-care plan, period. (snip)
  • Carney offers gibberish to muffle Obamas you can keep it denial

    11/05/2013 4:42:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/05/13 | Neil Munro
    **SNIP** Several reporters asked Carney about Obamas attempted revision, and why the president wont admit that he misspoke by telling Americans you can keep it. Thank you for the question. I just want to be clear. The president was referring to the law and to the fact that the law was written in a way, Carney initially responded. When pressed to explain why the president wont say he misspoke in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, Carney declared that its a little bit more complicated than that. As he tried to deny the contradiction between Obamas you can keep it statements...
  • White House says Obama did not consider dropping Biden from 2012 ticket

    11/01/2013 10:08:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Nov 1, 2013 6:28pm EDT | Steve Holland
    U.S. President Barack Obama never considered the idea of dropping Vice President Joe Biden from his 2012 re-election team and replacing him with Hillary Clinton, the White House said on Friday. Double Down, a new book on the 2012 campaign, says Obamas top aides considered the notion but decided not to pursue it because it did not materially improve Obamas odds. White House spokesman Jay Carney, pressed on the issue at his daily news briefing, did not deny that such an idea was floated within Obamas re-election campaign.
  • 2x Obama Voters Entering DEEP Denial Phase...

    11/02/2013 5:42:30 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 33 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 02 November 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Tried reasoning with any of them lately? IMHO now entering a new period where Obama voters simply won't admit their mistake, no matter how bad the pain gets for us all. They're in denial mode it seems (now the only remaining alternative to surrender) rejecting reason on every level while hurling threadbare prog talking points at you, i.e. 'But now they can't turn away people for pre-existing conditions- it's a Good Thing!', like we needed a monstrosity of this magnitude to have this one single change legislated. Alas, they also seem plain tuckered-out and spent from defending a bumbling...
  • Sebilius Claims Obama Didn't Know Until After Launch

    10/22/2013 6:06:51 PM PDT · by Toespi · 64 replies
    Sebilius is an interview this evening claims Obama didn't know about Obamacare debacle until after October 1st rollout.
  • Radiation experts confirm polonium on Arafat clothing

    10/14/2013 3:13:39 PM PDT · by Garvin · 57 replies ^ | 14 October 2013 | AFP
    Swiss radiation experts have confirmed they found traces of polonium on clothing used by Yasser Arafat which "support the possibility" the veteran Palestinian leader was poisoned. In a report published by The Lancet at the weekend, the team provide scientific details to media statements made in 2012 that they had found polonium on Arafat's belongings. Arafat died in France on November 11 2004 at the age of 75, but doctors were unable to specify the cause of death. No autopsy was carried out at the time, in line with his widow's request. His remains were exhumed in November 2012 and...
  • Tom Clancy never flunked English at Loyola

    10/14/2013 11:47:38 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 6 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 10/7/13 | George Matysek
    It certainly makes for a good story: a scrappy kid from Baltimore flunks out of an English class at what is now Loyola University Maryland only to become an international bestselling author. The problem is that the oft-told tale concerning Tom Clancy is just as fictitious as Jack Ryan. It was an urban legend that just wouldnt die, said Carol Abromaitis, the English professor accused of giving Clancy an F in her class. For decades, Abromaitis urged English majors to let others know the truth. Her efforts bore little fruit. One major said to me, Of course not. It makes...
  • Youre Wrong There!: Gohmert Battles Fox News Anchor Over Whos to Blame for the Mess in Wash

    10/13/2013 8:15:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 13, 2013 | Becket Adams
    [With video] Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert got into a tense back-and-forth Saturday with Fox News Arthel Neville over who is to blame for the partial government shut down and the frightening possibility of a debt-ceiling breach. The Republican Congressman insisted that President Barack Obama and his Democrat allies in the U.S. Senate are responsible for the current mess in the nations capital. [SNIIP] The Fox News anchor wasnt satisfied with Rep. Gohmerts analysis. Youre not saying that either, Congressman? Neville said. Lets have some honest talk here. The Congressman repeated that its the Democrats, especially Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid,...
  • White House: Kerry did not gaffe

    09/09/2013 11:32:19 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 44 replies
    White House: Kerry did not gaffe By REID J. EPSTEIN | 9/9/13 2:06 PM EDT White House press secretary Jay Carney said Secretary of State John Kerrys assertion that U.S.-led airstrikes on Syria would be unbelievably small was only in context to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. I think that Secretary Kerry clearly was referring to that in the context of what the United States and the American people have experienced over the past 10, 12 years, which includes large scale, long-term open-ended military engagement with boots on the ground in Afghanistan and Iraq, Carney said during Mondays...
  • Backfire!WashingtonDC denial of 2Million bikers no-stop drive-thru permit 9-11-13 means all day

    09/09/2013 9:00:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 110 replies
    The same idiot politicians who thought creating Gun Free Zones would make our schools safe assumed they could stop a few million patriotic bikers from driving non-stop through Washington, D.C. by denying them a permit. As usual, the idea BACKFIRED. The bikers, from some far-away states are already on the road and they all still intend to be there but now, obeying every law, every stop light, every pedestrian, their two hour ride will last all day long. The real patriots in America are the ones willing to put down their personal business to join in a mutual effort to...
  • Syria chemical weapons attack not ordered by Assad, says German press

    09/08/2013 5:06:36 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 8 replies
    The Guardian ^ | September 8, 2013 | Simon Tisdall and Josie Le Blond in Berlin
    Bild am Sonntag cites high-level German surveillance source suggesting Syrian president was not personally behind attacks President Bashar al-Assad did not personally order last month's chemical weapons attack near Damascus that has triggered calls for US military intervention, and blocked numerous requests from his military commanders to use chemical weapons against regime opponents in recent months, a German newspaper has reported , citing unidentified, high-level national security sources. The intelligence findings were based on phone calls intercepted by a German surveillance ship operated by the BND, the German intelligence service, and deployed off the Syrian coast, Bild am Sonntag said....
  • NEWS/ Jack Nicholson Not Retiring From Acting, Rumors Are Just Plain Cuckoo

    09/04/2013 3:38:31 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 12 replies
    Eonline ^ | September 4, 2013
    NBC's Maria Shriver has confirmed to E! News that reports of Nicholson retiring from acting due to memory loss or dementia are 100 percent false, adding that the Chinatown star is not suffering from any memory-related illness or dementia and has no current plans to retire.
  • Liz Cheney: I Am Not Pro-Gay Marriage

    08/31/2013 1:31:21 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 47 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 31st, 2013 | Evan McMurry
    Wyoming senatorial candidate Liz Cheney definitively stated her opposition to gay marriage on Friday, despite the pro-marriage stance of her father Dick Cheney, and her sister Mary Cheney, who married her partner last year. I am strongly pro-life and I am not pro-gay marriage, declared Cheney in a campaign statement. I believe the issue of marriage must be decided by the states, and by the people in the states, not by judges and not even by legislators, but by the people themselves. Cheney issued the statement because she felt opponent (and friend of her fathers) Mike Enzi was distorting her...
  • Abortion Homicide Denial

    08/20/2013 7:12:16 PM PDT · by firebrand · 5 replies
    (20 pages PDF File) Westchester Guardian (NY) ^ | August 15, 2013 | Chris Rostenberg
    Nine-month pro-choicers who speak out against bullying are beyond hypocrisy.[And other gems from this new pro-life spokesman.]
  • Michelle Obama: I won't run for president

    08/15/2013 11:40:41 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 57 replies
    USA Today | Aug 15, 2013 | David Jackson Nothing follows.
  • Colin Powell insists there was no affair then and there is not one now with diplomat

    08/05/2013 1:55:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 08/05/2013 | By Bill Hutchinson / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    Colin Powell denied Thursday that he cheated on his wife of 50 years with a blond Romanian diplomat with whom he shared emails of a very personal nature. Powell, 76, was forced to clarify his relationship with Corina Cretu, 46, after a notorious hacker dubbed Guccifer posted a link to their emails on his Facebook page. Ive loved you too much, too many years. YOU were my greatest love of my life . . . , Cretu emailed Powell on Nov. 14, 2011. She also sent him numerous photos of herself, including shots of her in a bikini and in...
  • Hacker Forces Colin Powell To Deny Affair

    08/01/2013 9:24:15 AM PDT · by keat · 60 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | August 1, 2013
    AUGUST 1--As a notorious hacker seeks to distribute very personal e-mails sent to Colin Powell by a female Romanian diplomat, the retired general is denying that he engaged in an extramarital affair with the woman while he served as Secretary of State, though he recently advised her to delete all their online exchanges, The Smoking Gun has learned. In a statement addressing his relationship with Corina Cretu, a member of the European Parliament who previously held a series of senior posts in the Romanian government, Powell, 76, wrote that he has known Cretu for about 10 years, having first met...
  • Anthony Weiner: "Carlos Danger Was a Joke" (Weiner grilled on Spanish language TV)

    08/04/2013 8:03:28 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 21 replies
    wash post blog video ^ | 8-2013 | Rachel Weiner (lol....another weiner)
    NOTE: Click link and watch the video, which is translated. It appears that some think he is somewhat crazy en la cabeza. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Anthony Weiner: Carlos Danger was a joke By Rachel Weiner, Published: August 1 at 12:22 pmE-mail the writer In an interview with the Spanish-language television station Univision, Anthony Weiner opened up (a bit) about why he chose the name Carlos Danger for his online exchanges with Sydney Leathers. It was a joke in my personal life between me and one person, the New York City mayoral candidate said. Im not going to comment on anything about the...
  • Weiner says he is '100 percent not' sexting anyone right now

    08/02/2013 2:09:16 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies
    Weiner says he is '100 percent not' sexting anyone right now NEW YORK Anthony Weiner said he is one hundred percent not having any type of online relationship right now and insisted again that his days of sexting are well behind him. The Democratic mayoral hopeful told NBC New York that he has not sent lewd messages or pictures to women he met online for about a year and said he wants to move on and talk about other subjects. "I just think at a certain point, OK, I think people know these embarrassing things about me, Weiner said....
  • Spitzer: I Have Not Visited Prostitutes Since 2008

    07/24/2013 10:31:02 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 60 replies
    Spitzer: I Have Not Visited Prostitutes Since 2008 12:36 PM, Jul 24, 2013 By MICHAEL WARREN Eliot Spitzer, the former New York governor and New York City comptroller candidate, says he has not visited a prostitute since 2008, when it was revealed the Democrat was a client for a high-price prostitution ring. The Wall Street Journal reports: A day after Anthony Weiner acknowledged that he continued sending lewd messages to women even after he resigned from Congress, former Gov. Eliot Spitzer said he hadnt used prostitutes after his own downfall in 2008. Absolutely not, Mr. Spitzer said when asked...
  • Sen. Mike Enzi: Im not too old

    07/17/2013 1:00:39 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies ^ | 7/17/13 | Hadas Gold
    Sen. Mike Enzi said on Wednesday hes not too old to serve, challenging comments that newly announced competitor Liz Cheney would be a younger, fresher face for conservatives. Im absolutely not too old to be senator. Im the median age, the Wyoming Republican told CNNs Dana Bash. Im in really good health, Im on the committees that I want to be on. I have seniority, which is really trust that you develop. Enzi said Wyoming voters will stick with him through a primary and emphasized that his constituents wont be convinced with money - of which Cheney has a lot....
  • W.H.: Obama won't get involved in Justice Department decision on Zimmerman case

    07/15/2013 10:27:16 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 151 replies
    President Barack Obama won't intervene in the Justice Department's determination of whether to file civil rights charges against George Zimmerman, White House press secretary Jay Carney said Monday. The president "has no position to express" on how the department chooses to move forward in its response to the killing of Trayvon Martin, and the decision will be made by career prosecutors and not by the White House, Carney said. "The process will be handled in the way it should be at the Department of Justice and certainly not here."
  • Pelosi: The Employer Mandate Was Not Delayed

    07/11/2013 10:21:10 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies
    Pelosi: The Employer Mandate Was Not Delayed July 11, 2013 - 12:16 PM By Elizabeth Harrington Subscribe to Elizabeth Harrington RSS ( During a press conference on Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was asked if she thinks there is any virtue in delaying Obamacares individual mandate as well as the employer mandate: No. Absolutely not. I dont think its virtuous at all, Pelosi said. In fact, the point is, is that the (business) mandate was not delayed, Pelosi said. Certain reporting by businesses that could be perceived as onerous -- that reporting requirement was delayed, partially to review how...
  • Despondent scenes at pro-Morsi rally

    07/04/2013 5:21:08 AM PDT · by bert · 104 replies
    Al Jezeera ^ | 07/04/13 | staff
    As the army takes control of Egypt, demonstrators in favour of the ousted president feel isolated and ignored. Cairo - The fireworks celebrating Egyptian President Mohamed Morsis removal by the military are visible a few kilometres away, where thousands of his supporters are holding a sit-in, a protest they plan to continue until Morsi is reinstated. Hours after his removal, the mood at the rally, outside a mosque in Cairos Nasr City neighbourhood, was sombre and confused. Supporters of Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood wondered how the man who last year became Egypts first democratically-elected president could be ousted so...
  • Former NSA, CIA director: "The United States does conduct espionage"

    06/30/2013 10:02:48 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 15 replies
    Former NSA, CIA director: "The United States does conduct espionage" (CBS News) "The United States does conduct espionage," and the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution protecting the privacy of American citizens "is not an international treaty," former CIA and National Security Agency Director Michael Hayden said Sunday on "Face the Nation," after a German magazine cited secret intelligence documents to charge U.S. spies of bugging European Union offices. "Any European who wants to go out and rim their garments with regard to international espionage should look first and find out what their own governments are doing," Hayden said. "Let's keep...
  • Lil Wayne: FLAG TRAMPLE WAS AN ACCIDENT I Didn't See It There

    06/18/2013 7:41:20 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 54 replies
    tmz ^ | 6/18 | tmz
    Lil Wayne is lying through his diamond-encrusted teeth ... claiming he didn't INTENTIONALLY step on the American flag during a video shoot ... despite the fact he can be seen looking down on Old Glory several times during the performance. Wayne just tweeted about his controversial video shoot for "God Bless Amerika" in New Orleans ... saying, "I didn't step on the flag on purpose! It's a scene in a video where the flag drops behind me and after it drop it's just there as I perform." Translation -- I swear it was an accident ... please don't hate me....
  • Hillary Clinton Denies Knowledge of State Department Scandals, Cover-Ups

    06/12/2013 10:28:56 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 30 replies
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issued a statement through a spokesman Tuesday that claimed total ignorance of rampant sex crimes and cover-ups occurring on her watch that were alleged in an Inspector Generals memo reported by CBS News and the New York Post.
  • No Denial on the Nile: Egypt Threatens Ethiopian Dams

    06/12/2013 6:07:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | June 12, 2013 | Austin Bay
    In a humiliating example of self-inflicted electronic bugging, last week a live broadcast television microphone in Egyptian President Muhammed Morsi's Cairo office caught the president and Egypt's most senior political leaders plotting sneak attacks on the upstream Nile's biggest dam builder, Ethiopia. No denial on the Nile. When an audience of millions overhears pious Egyptian Islamists and well-heeled Egyptian liberals mull classic covert warfare options -- such as having Ethiopian rebels sabotage Ethiopia's new Blue Nile dams or deploying shady political agents to agitate in Addis Ababa -- the usual diplomatic salve, plausible denial, isn't an option. In point of...
  • The surveillance scandal is a direct result of our national denial about jihad

    06/11/2013 9:54:01 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 14 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | June 10, 2013 | Robert Spencer
    This surveillance scandal arises out of our national bipartisan unwillingness to face the reality of Islamic jihad. Because we all agree that Islam is a religion of peace, we can't possibly address where the threat is really coming from, and monitor mosques or subject Muslims with Islamic supremacist ties to greater surveillance. Instead, we have to pretend that anyone and everyone is a potential terrorist, and surveil everyone. Our freedoms and privacy are now at risk because of our refusal to admit the truth about Islam. People who leak classified information need to be punished, but Snowden is more of...
  • Girl Scouts USA Denies Joining Planned Parenthood at Abortion Conference

    06/11/2013 7:19:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    life news ^ | Sydney Volanski
    When Girl Scouts USA (GSUSA) gets criticized for their controversial practices, they usually offer vague statements and empty reassurances. Last week was no exception. I suppose my recent Girl Scout article hit a nerve. Last week, GSUSA released a statement attempting to respond to the concerns I presented. I thought it was interesting that they responded to fairly insignificant me, a lone teenage girl. You see, Missouri Right to Life, a major player on the pro-life stage, recently issued a very informative and well-documented policy statement about GSUSA. GSUSA has been curiously quiet about those serious concerns. As far as...