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  • DNC Convention Live; Day of Evil 4

    07/28/2016 12:33:57 PM PDT · by harwood · 1,951 replies
    Last day, amigos. LORD, give us strength....
  • Bill Kristol recruiting conservative writer and Iraq veteran David French for independent run

    05/31/2016 8:43:22 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 37 replies
    HotAir ^ | May 31, 2016 | Allahpundit
    This was who he had in mind with that much-hyped tweet this weekend that had everyone wondering if Romney had reconsidered? An Ö NRO writer? Trump fans are forever deriding #NeverTrump as a ďmovementĒ consisting of, like, six guys at National Review and the Weekly Standard. And now here we are. Iím not sure about Frenchís net worth but Iíd guess heís 0-for-3 on those criteria given that the sort of ďvastĒ wealth needed to run a national campaign runs into the hundreds of millions of dollars. As it turns out, Kristol actually touted French as a potential independent candidate...
  • Price of corn flour in Venezuela soars 900 percent

    05/24/2016 9:03:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    AFP ^ | May 24, 2016 | Staff
    Venezuelans on Tuesday woke up to discover that the government-controlled price of corn flour -- used to make corn patty arepas, a staple of local cuisine -- has risen 900 percent. The socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro had kept the price of corn flour frozen for 15 months at 19 bolivares a kilogram (two pounds).
  • A decade after Kelo v New London Socialism has failed (Fort Trumbull still an empty lot)

    05/07/2016 8:20:47 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 9 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    In 2005, the Fort Trumbull area of New London Connecticut was a growing middle class neighborhood. The people there were hard working and spent much of their lives building their homes and living out prosperous lives. That came to an end in 2000 when Liberal Fascist Democrats in City hall and in the state capitol of Hartford made a deal with Pfizer corporation to allow them to build a research laboratory and upscale housing in Fort Trumbull. According to estimates by the same lying fascists, over 5000 new jobs would be created. Connecticut was one of the states hardest hit...
  • Trump Camp: Cruz-Fiorina Is the ĎOutsourcing Ticketí

    04/28/2016 11:52:29 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 93 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 28, 2016 | Julia Hahn
    ďCarly Fiorina pioneeredĖ pioneeredĖ the practice of outsourcing jobs,Ē Miller said. ďHer great legacy in business has been in finding a way to shift jobs to lower wage countries and replacing American workers with foreign workers. So I think we can all say that Ted Cruz, who supports offshoring jobs, and Carly Fiorina, who supports offshoring jobs, theyíre now officially the outsourcing ticket.Ē ďA critical issue for the state of Indiana is steel production and manufacturing,Ē Miller said, noting that, ďon the crucial trade vote in 2015, Ted Cruz voted for Barack Obamaís trade bill that would destroyÖ the middle...
  • Marco Rubio Says He Wonít Run for Re-Election ó or Governor in 2018

    03/17/2016 1:35:12 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies
    Marco Rubio Says He Wonít Run for Re-Election ó or Governor in 2018 Rebecca Ballhaus Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is done with politics Ė at least for now. The former presidential candidate and once-rising star in the Republican Party, who quit the race after losing his home stateís primary on Tuesday night, told reporters on Capitol Hill on Thursday that he is not looking to remain a member of Congress. ďIím not running for re-election to the Senate,Ē he said. ďIím going to finish out my term here.Ē Florida bars candidates from running for two offices at once, and Mr....
  • Granholm: "Clinton Campaign Is Saying Not Any Woman, We Wouldn't Say Vote For Sarah Palin"

    02/09/2016 7:26:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 9, 2016
    FMR. GOV. JENNIFER GRANHOLM (D-MI): Young women do not want to be shamed into voting and that's very clear and nobody intended for that to happen. I think what they -- I'm from the next generation after, you know, Gloria and Madeline and we -- I've got their pictures on my wall, I mean, they are just -- they're total heroes. Of course they're going to say that we want to be able to see finally a woman as president after 227 years. But the Clinton campaign is saying not just any woman. We wouldn't say vote for Sarah Palin....
  • Statement from (Iowa) Secretary of State Paul Pate Regarding Misleading Mailer from Cruz

    01/30/2016 1:07:24 PM PST · by springwater13 · 520 replies
    Today I was shown a piece of literature from the Cruz for President campaign that misrepresents the role of my office, and worse, misrepresents Iowa election law. Accusing citizens of Iowa of a "voting violation" based on Iowa Caucus participation, or lack thereof, is false representation of an official act. There is no such thing as an election violation related to frequency of voting. Any insinuation or statement to the contrary is wrong and I believe it is not in keeping in the spirit of the Iowa Caucuses. Additionally, the Iowa Secretary of State’s Office never "grades" voters. Nor does...
  • Effort to impeach Maine Gov. Paul LePage falls short

    01/14/2016 11:07:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 14, 2016 1:59 PM EST | Patrick Whittle
    Critics of Maine Gov. Paul LePage failed to muster enough support to require a vote Thursday on an independent investigation that could have led to impeachment for alleged abuse of power. Instead, House lawmakers voted 96-52 to indefinitely postpone debate after Republican leader Ken Fredette introduced a motion to pre-empt any action on the impeachment order. A group led by Democratic Rep. Ben Chipman of Portland wanted to punish the brash and outspoken Republican governor for pressuring a school operator into rescinding a job offer to Democratic House Speaker Mark Eves. ...
  • US-Backed Syrian Rebel Group on Verge of Collapse

    12/15/2015 11:03:47 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 34 replies
    Stars & Stripes, via Military.com ^ | December 14, 2015 | Slobodan Lekic
    The main Western-backed Arab rebel group in Syria appears on the verge of collapse because of low morale, desertions, and distrust of its leaders by the rank and file, threatening U.S. efforts to put together a ground force capable of defeating the Islamic State and negotiating an end to the Syrian civil war. "After five years of this war, the people are just tired ... and so are our fighters," said Jaseen Salabeh, a volunteer in the Free Syrian Army, which was formed in September 2011 by defectors from the army of Syrian President Bashar Assad. The Free Syrian Army,...
  • U.S. has mapped ISIS hiding spots, but won‚Äôt launch strikes for fear of civilian deaths

    12/15/2015 6:33:15 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 40 replies
    In a secret project tied to the overall U.S. campaign against the Islamic State, intelligence officials have spent months mapping out known physical locations of media safe houses where the extremist group’s operatives are compiling, editing and curating raw video and print materials into finished digital propaganda products for dissemination across the Internet. Most of the locations are embedded in heavily residential areas in Syria, Iraq and Libya and are not being targeted by U.S. airstrikes because of Obama administration concerns about civilian casualties, according to sources who spoke to The Washington Times only on the condition of anonymity.
  • Obamacare Is Now on Life Support

    12/10/2015 6:58:51 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 63 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | 10 Dec, 2015 | Edward Morrissey
    Democrats gained the political muscle to push the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through Congress on three basic arguments. First, they argued that the United States had too many uninsured people, with estimates ranging from 30 million to 45 million. Second, the rise in costs for health care outstripped inflation, and the market required an intervention that would bend the cost curve downward. Third, Democrats claimed that insurance companies made too much profit and shorted most consumers on care, while those with generous health plans - so-called "Cadillac plans" - drove up utilization rates and costs for everyone else.
  • Obama: Terrorists Have Embraced 'All Too Common' American Style of Violence: Mass Shootings

    12/07/2015 5:53:19 PM PST · by markomalley · 37 replies
    CNS News ^ | 12/6/15
    In a nationally televised address on Sunday night, President Barack Obama said that while the San Bernardino terrorists‚ÄĒwho murdered 14 Americans‚ÄĒhad embraced what he described as a¬†‚Äúperverted interpretation of Islam‚ÄĚ they¬†had also adopted a form of violence that is ‚Äúall too common‚ÄĚ in America: mass shootings.As part of the solution to this type of terrorism, Obama called for more gun control in the United States.‚ÄúSo far, we have no evidence that the killers were directed by a terrorist organization overseas, or that they were part of a broader conspiracy here at home,‚ÄĚ Obama said.‚ÄúBut it is clear that the two...
  • Black Friday Chicago: A Win for Obama and Rahm Emanuel

    11/27/2015 5:34:44 PM PST · by Rockitz · 26 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 27 Nov 2015 | Lee Stranahan
    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS ‚ÄĒ After a day of protests meant to shut down Black Friday shopping to bring attention to black issues, by 4:30pm local time Michigan Avenue had mostly returned to normal. Traffic had returned to the street and shoppers were out in force, but pockets of activists still remained and continued to block the entrances to business. As the sun set in Chicago, the reality was still setting in: the Black Friday Shut Down was one of the left‚Äôs most successful direct actions in a recent memory. It was disruptive‚Äďbut it was peaceful. And it was effective.
  • Media's Topple Trump Efforts Fail

    11/26/2015 6:56:10 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 11/26/15 | Matt Towery
    Much like the 1960s comedy "Get Smart," GOP establishment operatives and candidates have formed their own version of "KAOS," the evil organization that continually tried to "get" Agent Maxwell Smart. Except in this case, it's many Republican traditionalists that are trying to "get" Donald Trump. These efforts will backfire on them, as did the best attempts at mischief by KAOS in the comedy classic. To fully comprehend how off-base the pundits and establishment consultants are about the 2016 race for the GOP presidential nomination, let's first examine a tale of two polls taken in Florida recently. The first was conducted...
  • Something is rotten at Fort Benning

    11/23/2015 11:19:22 PM PST · by pboyington · 23 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 23, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    US Defense Watch and other media outlets have been covering the Ranger School records story since late September. Here’s a summary of the story until now: Congressman Steve Russell (R, OK) contacted the Secretary of the Army on September 15, 2015, and requested the Ranger School records for the first two female graduates, Captain Kristen Griest and First Lieutenant Shaye Haver. Russell, a Ranger School graduate, who served 21 years in the Army and earned a Bronze Star with Valor device, was elected to Congress in 2014. He led 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment during its deployment to Tikrit, Iraq....
  • Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Obama‚Äôs Strategy on Islamic Extremism ‚ÄėHas Failed‚Äô

    11/23/2015 11:05:06 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 23, 2015 | by IAN HANCHETT
    Author and human rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali argued President Obama's position on radical Islam is what he believes is strategic, but "it's a strategy that has failed" on Monday's "Hannity" on the Fox News Channel. Ali stated, "I'm always surprised to see people of authority here saying, what we see, these terrorist acts, the subjugation of women, the hatred of Jews and Christians, it has nothing to do with Islam. I mean, I watch that with amazement. I obviously have come to understand that it is a strategic position, that if we say these things, maybe the Islamist extremists...
  • A Major Milestone for President Obama‚Äôs Climate Agenda by Valerie Jarrett

    11/21/2015 2:02:28 PM PST · by lbryce · 30 replies
    US State Dept ^ | November 220, 2015 | Valerie Jarrett
    Summary: Over 100 cities have pledged to create bold climate action plans as President Obama & Secretary Kerry travel to Paris to negotiate an international climate agreement. In August, as part of an ambitious plan to expand renewable energy to households across America, President Obama called on all U.S. mayors to publicly commit to a local climate action plan. The President set a goal of at least 100 U.S. cities signing the Compact of Mayors prior to the Paris UN climate change meeting (‚ÄúCOP‚ÄĚ). Today, that goal has not only been met, but surpassed. Why are U.S. cities so important...
  • Colorado will accept Syrian refugees, Hickenlooper says

    11/17/2015 12:50:44 PM PST · by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton · 46 replies
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  • What happened in France is likely to happen in the US, thanks to Obama and Kerry

    11/14/2015 8:27:51 AM PST · by Starman417 · 15 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-14-15 | DrJohn
    A Syrian passport has been recovered near the body of one of the Paris attackers. You know what we need? More of this in the US: BERLIN - The Obama administration will increase the number of worldwide refugees the United States accepts each year to 100,000 by 2017, a significant increase over the current annual cap of 70,000, Secretary of State John Kerry said. "This step that I am announcing today, I believe, is in keeping with the best tradition of America as a land of second chances and a beacon of hope," Mr. Kerry said, adding that it "will...
  • Common Core Standards Failing

    11/09/2015 7:10:33 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 10 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 7, 2015 | Spencer Irvine
    A recent American Institutes for Research (AIR) assessment noted that Common Core standards are not matching National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) standards at the fourth grade level: ‚ÄúThere are substantial differences in some content areas, particularly areas where NAEP assesses content that the CCSS has shifted to later grade levels‚ĶOnly 62% of NAEP grade 4 algebra items were associated with a standard in the CCSS at or below grade 4; only 57% of grade 3 and 4 CCSS standards within the operations and algebraic thinking domain had at least one NAEP item associated with them.‚ÄĚ Translation: Common Core has...
  • ĎIT MAKES ME VERY SADí SAYS OPEN BORDERS ACTIVIST BRUTALLY STABBED BY MIGRANT GANG

    10/15/2015 1:03:38 PM PDT · by C19fan · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 15, 2015 | Oliver Lane
    A pro-migrant, open borders activist is reported to be ďvery sadĒ after being stabbed twice in the back by a gang of ďArabsĒ as he stood outside a pizzeria in Dresden, east Germany. Twenty-nine year old ĎJulius G.í involved himself in political activism while reading his degree in industrial engineering Technical University of Dresden. Now he may have fallen victim to his own politics, as the refugee advocate was attacked while waiting for friends in Dresdenís Neustadt, known as the cityís Ďleft wingí, or Ďalternativeí quarter.
  • U.S. Military Drops Munitions to Syrian Rebels: Officials

    10/13/2015 7:32:45 AM PDT · by gtx960 · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | Oct. 13, 2015 | Jim Miklaszewski and Courtney Kube
    <p>The U.S. military airdropped 50 tons of ammunition to Syrian rebels fighting ISIS on Sunday ó the latest maneuver in the United States' attempt to help turn the tide of a chaotic civil war.</p> <p>The airdrop, consisting of AK-47 rounds, hand grenades, rocket-propelled grenades and mortar rounds, targeted rebels in ISIS-held territory in northern Syria, senior defense and military officials told NBC News.</p>
  • Donald Trump Bravely Stopped a Mugging in 1991

    10/08/2015 2:58:35 PM PDT · by Ziva · 113 replies
    Zionists4Trump.com ^ | 10/8/2015 | Zionists 4 Trump
    Donald Trump Confronted and Stopped a Mugger in 1991 by James Rosen, New York Daily News POSTED: November 20, 1991 When he saw ďa big guy with a big batĒ bashing another fellow, Donald Trump did what any self-respecting billionaire would do: He ordered his driver to pull over. Ö Witnesses said Trump, with Marla Maples tugging at his arm to try to stop him, leaped from his black stretch limousine Monday evening during the Manhattan assault. Ö ďThe guy with the bat looked at me, and I said, ďLook, youíve gotta stop this. Put down the bat,ĒĎ Trump...
  • Nigeria abductions: Chibok girls remembered one year on

    04/14/2015 6:20:41 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    BBC News ^ | April 14, 2015
    Ceremonies are to be staged around the world to mark one year since more than 200 girls were abducted by Nigerian militant Islamist group Boko Haram. A procession is being held in the capital, Abuja, with 219 girls taking part to represent each missing girl. The abduction of the girls in Chibok in north-eastern Nigeria sparked global outrage, with nations such as the US and China promising to help find them. There have been sightings of the girls reported, but none has been found. Boko Haram say the girls have converted to Islam and been married off.
  • Getting Started (Hillary Clinton Announcement)

    04/12/2015 12:18:45 PM PDT · by bd476 · 216 replies
    Hillary Clinton You Tube ^ | April 12, 2015 | Hillary Clinton
    She announces she is running for President in this video.
  • Rand Paul: Iíll win black voters to GOP

    04/08/2015 9:43:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 136 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | April 8, 2015 | Chris Cassidy
    (VIDEO-AND-AUDIO-AT-LINK)MILFORD, N.H. ó Sen. Rand Paul claimed heíd be the Republican with the best chance of picking up black voters in the 2016 presidential campaign ó and suggested a major scandal will soon threaten Democrat Hillary Clintonís likely candidacy ó during a stop here one day after announcing heís running for the White House. ďIíve tried to expand the Republican Party by taking the message to places Republicans havenít gone,Ē Paul said yesterday when asked by the Herald whether he is the Tea Party candidate in the race. ďIíve spent the last several years going to historically black colleges, going...
  • White House defends Yemen strategy as Iran-backed rebels surge

    03/26/2015 9:29:29 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | March 26, 2015 | By NICK GASS
    White House press secretary Josh Earnest says the success of U.S. foreign policy in Yemen should not be assessed in relation to the success or the stability of the countryís government, noting that the Middle Eastern nation ó the regionís poorest ó has long been in a ďchaotic situation.Ē ďThe measure of U.S. policy should not be graded against the success or the stability of the Yemeni government. Thatís a separate enterprise,Ē Earnest said in a roundtable discussion on MSNBCís ďMorning JoeĒ on Thursday, adding that ďthe goal of U.S. policy toward Yemen has never been to try to build...
  • Obama's Mideast 'free fall'

    03/26/2015 9:20:33 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 47 replies
    Politico ^ | March 26, 2015 | By MICHAEL CROWLEY
    Mounting chaos in the region puts the administration on the defensive. Barack Obama faces a slew of Middle East crises that some call the worst in a generation, as new chaos from Yemen to Iraq ó along with deteriorating U.S.-Israeli relations ó is confounding the presidentís efforts to stabilize the region and strike a nuclear deal with Iran. The meltdown has Obama officials defending their management of a region that some call impossible to control, even as critics say U.S. policies there are partly to blame for the spreading anarchy. ďIf thereís one lesson this administration has learned, from President...
  • Washington state's ObamaCare exchange faces funding shortfall

    03/11/2015 10:38:03 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 21 replies
    FOX News ^ | March 12, 2015 | By Dan Springer
    The Washington Health Benefit Exchange call center in Spokane is so busy that staffing has been quadrupled, with the center receiving up to 10,000 calls a day. The problem is not enough of those callers are actually signing up for insurance. The state has enrolled 160,000 paying customers in ObamaCare exchange health plans but that's more than 50,000 short of goal, which has led to an extension of the enrollment deadline and a request that the Washington State Legislature fork over $125 million to fund the exchange. Republicans are angry because they were told the exchange would be self-sufficient by...
  • Obamaís tattered presidency is coming apart at the seams

    03/06/2015 8:46:46 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 56 replies
    Human Events ^ | 03/06/2015 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON ó If someone were writing a book about America at this point in time, it would be titled ďThe Decline and Fall of Barack Obamaís Presidency.ĒIn our 24/7 news cycle, the rush of events in the nationís capital and around the world is seen as a collection of stories that come and go with lightning speed, then blotted out of our collective memory by the next ďbreaking newsĒ report. If you listen to the explanations coming out of the White House, and from Obamaís speeches, heís doing great and everythingís coming up roses.But if you connect the dots,...
  • A Supreme Court decision against Obamacare could cost states billions and billions of dollars

    02/19/2015 5:52:54 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 19, 2015 | By Greg Sargent
    If you want a sense of just how far-reaching the impact of a Supreme Court decision gutting Obamacare subsidies could prove, new data on health care signups released this week provide a fresh way to game out such a rulingís consequences. The Department of Health and Human Services announced the other day that some 11.4 million people have signed up for health plans through federal marketplaces. The new HHS data also provides a breakdown of the number of sign-ups in each of the three dozen states on the federal exchange ó precisely the states that would no longer get subsidies...
  • Hillary Clinton gets heckled

    10/13/2014 8:50:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    CBS ^ | 10/13/14 | Rebecca Kaplan
    ....During an address to the annual meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics Sunday in San Diego, someone in the 3,000 person crowd began to goad her using a bullhorn.
  • Tempest over Obama's tea cup salute: CIC sparks anger by saluting US Marines with drink in his hand

    09/23/2014 3:14:36 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 62 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 23 Sep 14 | David Martosko
    President Barack Obama saluted a pair of United States Marines on Tuesday while holding what appeared to be a styrofoam cup in his saluting hand, a breach of military regulations that won't win him fans among veterans and servicemen.
  • US envoy to Mideast resigns after collapse of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

    06/27/2014 3:00:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 6/27/14 | staff
    US Middle East peace envoy Martin Indyk has resigned following the collapse of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. A US official who spoke on condition of anonymity did not provide a reason for Indyk's departure, which had been widely expected after the two sides failed to meet their goal of reaching a comprehensive peace agreement this spring. Indyk will return to the Washington-based Brookings Institution think tank, the official said. US Secretary of State John Kerry confirmed on Friday that Indyk was leaving his post as top US envoy to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Kerry praised Indyk and thanked him for his...
  • Rehearsal's over: Time for Obama to be a president

    06/17/2014 7:38:12 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 19 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 17 JUN 2014 | 09:04 AM ET | Andrew Malcolm
    As fresh word arrives of Islamic militants continuing their full-speed assault on Baghdad and executing thousands along the way, President Obama rushed back to Washington Monday to convene national security advisers on a path forward. Well, actually, that's not true. The commander-in-chief did not rush back at all from his long weekend getaway in southern California. He arrived in Palm Springs' sunshine Friday. Saturday he spoke at the University of California-Irvine graduation. He, of course, did a Democrat fundraiser, a feature of almost every trip nowadays. And then the president played golf, lots of golf. On Sunday he also phoned...
  • EPIC FAIL: Now JIMMY CARTER is calling Obama an incompetent loser

    05/27/2014 12:28:29 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 119 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/26/14 | Eric Owens
    tís been a disastrous couple of weeks for President Barack Obama. His signature legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, is a slow-motion train wreck. His poll numbers have tanked. Now, things have gotten so bad for Obama that former president Jimmy Carter has called President Obama incompetent in the family-friendly pages of Parade magazine. ďHeís done the best he could under the circumstances,Ē Carter said of Obama in an interviewed published on Thursday. ďHis major accomplishment was Obamacare, and the implementation of it now is questionable at best.Ē (RELATED: Jimmy Carter: America no longer has a functioning democracy)...
  • Massachusetts ditches RomneyCare health exchange

    05/06/2014 12:23:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/5/14 5:35 PM EDT | Kyle Cheney
    RomneyCareís pioneering health insurance exchange is headed for the scrap heap. Bay State officials are taking steps this week to junk central parts of their dysfunctional health insurance exchangeóthe model for President Barack Obamaís health care lawóand merge with the federal enrollment site HealthCare.gov. The decision is part of an expensive plan that would occur alongside a parallel, last-ditch attempt to still build a working state system. The state on Monday announced the hiring of hCentive, a Virginia-based contractor that helped construct the Kentucky and Colorado exchanges. The company would rush to build a viable state exchange in time for...
  • First cartridges found at dig site looking to unearth millions of supposedly buried E.T. Atari games

    04/28/2014 12:59:36 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 47 replies
    National Post [Canada] / AP ^ | April 26, 2014 | Juan Carlos Llorca
    ... About 200 of residents and game enthusiasts gathered early Saturday in southeastern New Mexico to watch backhoes and bulldozers dig through the concrete-covered landfill in search of up to a million discarded copies of ďE.T. The ExtraterrestrialĒ that the gameís maker wanted to hide forever.... The ďE.T.Ē game is among the factors blamed for the decline of Atari and the collapse in the U.S. of a multi-million dollar video game industry that didnít bounce back for several years. Tina Amini, deputy editor at gaming website Kotaku, said the game tanked because ďit was practically broken.Ē A recurring flaw, she...
  • US Employers Added 192,000 Jobs in March; Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 6.7 Percent

    04/04/2014 5:37:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    ABC ^ | 4/4/14
    US employers added 192,000 jobs in March; unemployment rate unchanged at 6.7 percent.
  • Obamacare Website Fails as Deadline Arrives

    03/31/2014 9:32:28 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 45 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 31, 2014 | By Maggie Fox
    People trying to apply and enroll for private health insurance through Obamacare before Monday's midnight deadline discovered the website was "currently unavailable." Healthcare.gov, the online marketplace bedeviled by bugs since its launch last fall, went down for several hours Monday morning, a statement from the Department of Health and Human Services said. It was back online later in the morning after a short time when it put customers in a "queue," meaning they'd be notified by email when they could proceed with enrollment.
  • A Tortured Policy Toward Russia

    03/26/2014 9:45:55 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 27 replies
    NYT ^ | March 26, 2014 | By IAN BREMMER
    THE United States has once again twisted itself into a rhetorical pretzel. As when it threatened military action against Syria if a ďred lineĒ was crossed, the Obama administrationís rhetoric about Russia and Ukraine goes far beyond what it will be willing and able to enforce. Earlier this month, President Obama warned that America would ďisolate RussiaĒ if it grabbed more land, and yesterday, he suggested that more sanctions were possible. Likewise, Secretary of State John Kerry said the Group of 7 nations were ďprepared to go to the hiltĒ in order to isolate Russia. But Washingtonís rhetoric is dangerously...
  • One Third of Uninsured Wonít Sign Up for Obamacare

    03/17/2014 9:11:54 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 3/17/14 | Brianna Ehley - The Fiscal Times
    As the White House scrambles to get people signed up for health insurance before the March 31 deadline, many uninsured Americans say they are still planning to take their chances and remain without coverage. A new study by Bankrate.com shows that about one third of uninsured Americans are going to remain without coverage and opt to pay the penalty. The survey results suggest that the administrationís outreach to uninsured people may be falling short, with more than half of people without insurance unaware of the March 31 deadlineóand even more unaware of subsidies that could make their policies more affordable....
  • Even Obama seems to be losing faith in Obamacare

    03/07/2014 10:17:41 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 3/6/14 | Rick Newman - The Exchange
    If youíd like the government to change something about Obamacare, give the White House a ring. Theyíre in a flexible mood. President Obama this week approved yet another delay to provisions in the Affordable Care Act, giving insurers until 2016 to sell a type of insurance policy thatís supposed to be banned under the health-reform law. The ban, which was supposed to begin this year, would prevent insurers from selling bare-bones plans that might be affordable but donít abide by 10 ďessential service rulesĒ required under the new law. When insurers began canceling such coverage last year, however, several million...
  • Obama's caution on Ukraine may loom over midterm election [also, live breaking news from Ukraine]

    03/04/2014 12:14:33 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 131 replies
    reuters ^ | March 3, 2014 | By Steve Holland
    (Reuters) - With Russia's incursion into Ukraine reviving Cold War-style tensions, President Barack Obama is at risk of suffering a blow to his credibility at a time when he can least afford it: as he tries to convince voters to stick with his fellow Democrats in congressional elections that will help shape his legacy. For five years, Obama has practiced a cautious approach to foreign policy crises, prizing sober diplomacy and the search for consensus over brinkmanship, in prolonged conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. But the deliberative style that Obama's team sees as a statesmanlike attitude in tune with Americans'...
  • Obama Threatens To Penalize Putin Over Ukraine [Obama Says He Won't Attend Summit Meeting!!!]

    03/01/2014 4:05:52 PM PST · by Steelfish · 103 replies
    lATimes ^ | March 01, 2014 | Kathleen Hennessey
    Obama Threatens To Penalize Putin Over Ukraine By Kathleen Hennessey March 1, 2014 WASHINGTON -- President Obama told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday that the U.S. may boycott an upcoming economic summit in Russia and threatened further penalties if Moscow does not recall its military forces from Ukrainian territory. In a 90-minute telephone call, Obama warned Putin that Russia faces "greater political and economic isolation," according to a White House description of the call. The president suggested the United Nations would take action for what he called a "breach of international law." http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/politicsnow/la-fg-wn-obama-ukraine-20140301,0,3474561.story#ixzz2ul7lzoFV
  • Politico Hack Who Ridiculed Palin in '08 Whines and Moans at Her Ukraine 'I Told You So' Moment

    03/01/2014 4:30:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | March 1, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    During the 2008 presidential campaign, GOP Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin made what has turned out to be a prescient remark about the relevance of a U.S. president's resolve and its potential impact on Russia's posture with the old Soviet Union's satellite states. She observed: "After the Russian Army invaded the nation of Georgia, Senator Obama's reaction was one of indecision and moral equivalence, the kind of response that would only encourage Russia's Putin to invade Ukraine next." Many in the press ridiculed that notion. Among them was Blake Hounshell, who was then blogging at Foreign Policy Magazine. Characterizing Palin's...
  • ObamaCare: $56,819 To Sign Up Each Enrollee In Hawaii (Massachusetts - $22,124 per enrollee)

    02/14/2014 11:15:14 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 2/14/14 | IBD
    How much does it cost taxpayers to sign up one ObamaCare enrollee? In President Obama's home state of Hawaii, it's $56,819. The Obama administration gave Hawaii $205 million in grants over the past three years to set up its state-run exchange. But so far, only 3,614 Hawaiians have filled out applications ó just 40% of the state's enrollment goal. Even if Hawaii were to reach its 9,000 target, it would still cost nearly $23,000 for each enrollee. Hawaii's low sign-up numbers have state officials scrambling to figure out what to do next year, when its exchange is supposed to rely...
  • Bitcoin Exchanges Under ĎMassive and Concerted Attackí

    02/11/2014 12:06:45 PM PST · by Errant · 44 replies
    Coin Desk ^ | 11 February 2014 | Emily Spaven
    A ďmassive and concerted attackĒ has been launched by a bot system on numerous bitcoin exchanges, Andreas Antonopoulos has revealed. This has lead to popular exchange Bitstamp putting a temporary halt on all bitcoin withdrawals. Antonopoulos, who is the chief security officer of Blockchain.info, said a DDoS attack is taking Bitcoinís transaction malleability problem and applying it to many transactions in the network, simultaneously. ďSo as transactions are being created, malformed/parallel transactions are also being created so as to create a fog of confusion over the entire network, which then affects almost every single implementation out there,Ē he added.
  • Bitcoin Bank Run, Take 2

    02/11/2014 4:32:38 PM PST · by BfloGuy · 17 replies
    Mises Economics Blog ^ | 2/11/14 | David Howden
    Enough people were upset with my previous post claiming that Mt. Gox is suffering a bitcoin bank run because it is holding only a fractional bitcoin reserve that it caused me to think twice about the claim.I could have been wrong, but I doubt it.Actually, the backlash was strong enough that it made me think that perhaps I was using some common terms in strange ways. I referred to Mt. Gox as a bank, which is a stretch by some definitions, but it definitely stores bitcoin for clients and as such, acts as a custodian.Maybe it was the term ďbank...