Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $72,473
82%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 82%!! Less than $15.6k to go!! Thank you all very much!! Let's git 'er done!!

Extended News (News/Activism)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Islamic State Militants Burn Christian Woman in Nineveh Village [80 y/o woman]

    05/27/2015 4:25:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Bas News ^ | 5/26/15 | Hazhar Mamuzini
    In a village 20 km south east of Mosul in northern Iraq, Islamic State (IS) militants have burned an Iraqi Christian woman to death. Sa’ed Mamuzini, representative of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) office in Mosul, told BasNews on Tuesday that the militants burned the 80-year-old Iraqi Christian woman, who was from Kremlis in the Nimrud area of the Hamdaneya sub district, east of Mosul. Mamuzini said that villagers told him that the woman was killed for failing to comply with the strict laws of the Islamic State. This is the first instance of IS militants burning a person since...
  • Islamic jihadists kidnap priest at his Syrian monastery

    05/27/2015 4:20:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 5/27/15 | Robert Spencer
    “The priest was kidnapped by three masked people in the early afternoon at his Mar Elian Monastery in the town of Qaryatayn, while he was preparing to welcome an expected influx of refugees from Palmyra.” Father Jacques Mourad had “succeeded the Italian Jesuit Priest Paolo Dall`Oglio as the head of the Mar Moussa Monastery, which is linked to Mar Elian, after Dall`Oglio was kidnapped in 2013 from the northern Aleppo province.” Mourad “worked to foster inter-religious dialogue…”His kidnapping vividly illustrates what a hollow and self-defeating exercise that “dialogue” is, and how mistaken the Church is to place so much hope...
  • [UK Child Rape Town] Rotherham Council And Police Want Powers To Ban Anti-Child Rape Protests

    05/27/2015 4:17:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 5/26/15 | Oliver Lane
    Officials in the Pakistani child rape gang scandal town of Rotherham are moving to ban protests against their own incompetence. They have appealed to the home secretary for emergency special powers under the Public Order Act 1986.The council first came to national prominence when its social services worked together with elements of the police to spectacularly fail to detect the systematic grooming, rape and prostitution of over 1,400 vulnerable children. The victims were often in the care of the council children’s services and “as young as 12″, and “barely pubescent”. Council commissioners claim the protests against them are becoming prohibitively...
  • Erdogan opens 'Saladin' airport in Turkey's restive southeast

    05/27/2015 4:01:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    AFP ^ | 5/26/15
    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Tuesday opened a new airport in a restive eastern province dogged by a Kurdish separatist insurgency, naming the facility for a celebrated Muslim medieval leader of Kurdish origin. Erdogan inaugurated the airport in Yuksekova in Hakkari province, close to the border with Iran and Iraq, alongside Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in a joint appearance ahead of June 7 elections. They announced the airport would be named for Selahaddin Eyyubi to remember the 12th century founder of the Ayyubid dynasty who led Muslim resistance against Christian crusaders in the Middle East who sought to control Jerusalem. Of...
  • Dem Senators: Importing 65,000 Syrians is a “National Security Imperative” [Muslims]

    05/27/2015 3:46:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 5/26/15 | Daniel Greenfield
    Democrats have a very different understanding of national security than Americans.Americans think we should improve national security by keeping ISIS in. Democrats think importing the Syrian Civil War here is a national security imperative.They warn us that, “We cannot expect countries hosting Syrian refugees to continue shouldering such a disproportionate burden if the United States and other industrialized countries do not begin resettling many more Syrian refugees.”It’s as if Jordan and Lebanon are doing us some kind of favor by ‘hosting’ their own fellow Arab Muslims.Besides we didn’t take in Jews during WW2. Now we have to make up for...
  • [Polish] PM Kopacz: Poland to take on 60 Syrian families [Christians]

    05/27/2015 3:44:28 PM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Radio Poland ^ | 5/26/15
    Representatives of the Interior Ministry, the Foreign Ministry and the Office for Foreigners met on Tuesday morning to discuss the prospect of giving asylum to about 1,500 Syrian Christians.“Today Christians are persecuted in a barbaric way in Syria, they deserve that a Christian country such as Poland, fairly quickly responded with an offer for help,” Kopacz said.She added that this decision was unanimous at the meeting, which was attended by Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna and Interior Minister Teresa Piotrowska.“We'll start with taking on 60 families. It must be a very precise schedule of activities. We will count on the cooperation...
  • House Dems push DHS to end 'jail-like' family detention

    05/27/2015 3:42:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/27/15 | Lydia Wheeler
    House Democrats, backed by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) and Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (Md.), are pushing hard for the Department of Homeland Security to end its program of holding illegal immigrant families in “jail-like” detention centers. “We believe your department has not fully grasped the serious harm being inflicted upon mothers and their children in custody,” said a letter to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson signed by 135 lawmakers on Wednesday. In 2014, the DHS ramped up its practice of holding immigrant families in detention facilities amid an influx of 60,000 families arriving at the Mexican border. But lawmakers are...
  • EU Calls for Peace Talks to Resume Immediately

    05/27/2015 3:37:58 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/5/15
    EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini called Wednesday on Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) to resume peace negotiations, saying the situation on the ground was "not sustainable," according to AFP. Mogherini issued the remarks after eyewitnesses said the Israeli Air Force (IAF) carried out four strikes on terror targets in Gaza on Wednesday, hours after terrorists launched five rockets at civilians in the Jewish state. "We see the situation on the ground as not sustainable and (it is) an illusion to think the status quo is an option," Mogherini said at the opening of an annual meeting in Brussels...
  • Alert: Obama’s Newest Executive Action Could Shred One Of Your Basic Rights

    05/27/2015 3:03:21 PM PDT · by lbryce · 16 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Thomas Agee
    Recent reports indicate federal bureaucrats are finalizing the details of a behemoth new Environmental Protection Agency mandate that would supersede property owners’ rights on any piece of land that contains any body of water – including a ditch that fills with rain water. Heritage Foundation Agricultural Policy Research Fellow Daren Bakst explained the ramifications of the rule, which will update the Clean Water Act of 1972, in an interview with The Blaze. “Property owners will not be able to engage in activities they should be able to engage in,” he said. “This will be devastating to private property rights.”
  • State Department Rules Out Extension of Iran Nuclear Talks

    05/27/2015 3:02:48 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/5/15 | Elad Benari
    The United States made clear on Wednesday that it will not consider an extension to reach an agreement on curbing Iran's nuclear program, despite indications from France and Iran that talks may stretch into July. "We're not contemplating any extension beyond June 30," State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke said at a news briefing, according to the Reuters news agency. He added that the United States believes the world powers working with Tehran can achieve their goal of reaching an agreement by the self-imposed deadline. Secretary of State John Kerry plans to travel to Geneva for a May 30 meeting with...
  • Commercial Crew Milestones Met; Partners on Track for Missions in 2017 (Manned Return to Space)

    05/27/2015 2:51:17 PM PDT · by lbryce · 3 replies
    NASA ^ | May 27, 2015 | Staff
    NASA has taken another step toward returning America’s ability to launch crew missions to the International Space Station from the United States in 2017. The Commercial Crew Program ordered its first crew rotation mission from The Boeing Company. SpaceX, which successfully performed a pad abort test of its flight vehicle earlier this month, is expected to receive its first order later this year. Determination of which company will fly its mission to the station first will be made at a later time. The contract calls for the orders to take place prior to certification to support the lead time necessary...
  • Obama holds off on immigration appeal to the Supreme Court

    05/27/2015 2:44:50 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 27, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    The Department of Justice on Wednesday said it will not make an emergency request to the Supreme Court to lift an order blocking President Obama's executive action on immigration. Instead, the administration will focus on the appeal of the injunction itself at the 5th Circuit, which is expected to proceed in July. "The Department has determined that it will not seek a stay from the Supreme Court," Justice Department spokesman Patrick Rodenbush said. Rodenbush said the "best way" to win the case is "to focus on the ongoing appeal on the merits of the preliminary injunction itself. That appeal has...
  • Tatum O’Neal On Dating Women: ‘They’re More Intelligent Than Men I’ve Met Recently’ (barf alert!)

    Actress Tatum O’Neal revealed to People magazine this week that since her relationship with John McEnroe, she has been dating mostly women. While the 51-year-old mother of three does not necessarily identify as bisexual or lesbian, she did explain the motivation behind her new preference for women. “I think women are the most amazing creatures on earth. … They’re gentle, and also more intelligent than the men that I’ve met recently,” she said. O’Neal has yet to lock down a steady partner, but she told the mag she looks forward to it. The actress, who battled substance addiction for many...
  • Rubio: Gay Agenda’s ‘Next Step’ is to Define ‘Mainstream Christianity’ as ‘Hate Speech’

    05/27/2015 1:41:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5-27-15 | Michael W. Chapman
    Conservative Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said that in America today if you do not support homosexual marriage, “you are labeled a homophobe and a hater,” and that the next step in that strategy is “to argue that the teachings of mainstream Christianity” constitute “hate speech.” "We are at the water's edge of the argument that mainstream Christian teaching is hate speech,” said Senator Rubio in a May 26 interview with CBN News. “Because today we've reached the point in our society where if you do not support same-sex marriage you are labeled a homophobe and a hater,” he said, adding,...
  • BREAKING: In A HUGE Blow To The President, Appeals Court Has Just Upheld Block On Amnesty

    05/27/2015 1:15:10 PM PDT · by lbryce · 15 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | My26, 2015 | Norvell Rose
    In a stunning setback to President Obama’s effort to defer deportation and grant certain citizenship rights to millions of illegal immigrants, a federal appeals court has just upheld an injunction blocking Obama’s executive order on amnesty. The Washington Times reports that the highly anticipated ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit marks the second major legal setback for an administration that was skirting the Congress and charging ahead on its highly controversial program to defer deportation for as many as 5 million illegals. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled in favor of...
  • Feds Help Finance Creation of Implantable Body Antenna for ‘Long-term Patient Monitoring’

    05/27/2015 12:58:19 PM PDT · by lbryce · 44 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 27, 2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The National Science Foundation (NSF) is helping fund the creation of an implantable antenna for health care, which could be used for “long-term patient monitoring.” The government has so far given $5,070 for a graduate fellowship to work on the project, which begins June 1. The project is being financed in collaboration with the National Research Foundation of Korea to create a high frequency antenna that can be permanently implanted under a person’s skin. “Antennas operating near or inside the human body are important for a number of applications, including healthcare,” a grant for the project said. “Implantable medical devices...
  • A Singapore Airlines Airbus jet lost power on all of its engines mid-flight (dropped 13,000 feet)

    05/27/2015 12:46:34 PM PDT · by jalisco555 · 58 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/27/15 | Benjamin Zhang
    Over the weekend, Singapore Airlines Flight 836, flying from Singapore to Shanghai, lost power mid-flight on both of its Rolls-Royce engines. According to Flightradar 24, the Airbus A330-343 experienced the problem while cruising at 39,000 feet. The incident, which took place just south of Hong Kong, caused the airliner to descend 13,000 feet before the crew was able to restart the engines. The Airbus jet — registration number 9V-SSF — landed safely in Shanghai an hour and a half later. There were 182 passengers and 12 crew members on board the airliner. No injuries were reported. According to The Aviation...
  • Meet the Leftist DOJ Lawyers Suing the Cleveland Police Department

    05/27/2015 12:19:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 27, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    The Justice Department yesterday announced a simultaneous lawsuit and settlement with the Cleveland police department. The settlement will impose significant federal mandates on the police. This comes after a Cleveland police officer was acquitted of wrongdoing by a court after the officer shot a suspect at the conclusion of a 100 mph car chase. The agreement imposes a ten-member “community police commission” who will watch over the police, only three of whom have any law enforcement perspective. The remaining seven are sure to include individuals either actively involved in the racialist anti-police efforts or one degree of separation from the...
  • Rand Paul: ‘Hawks In My Party’ Are To Blame For ISIS [VIDEO]

    05/27/2015 12:11:39 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 27, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    Republican Kentucky senator and presidential candidate Rand Paul said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that ISIS “exists and grew stronger” because of hawks in the Republican Party. (VIDEO: Megyn Kelly And Rand Paul Get In Heated Debate Over Patriot Act) HOST JOE SCARBOROUGH: Lindsey Graham would say, ISIS exists because of people like Rand Paul who said, ‘Let’s not go into Syria.” What do you say to Lindsey? PAUL: I would say it’s exactly the opposite. ISIS exists and grew stronger because of the hawks in our party who gave articles indiscriminately, and most of those arms were snatched up by...
  • After years of setbacks, the embattled F-35 fighter jet could soon be ready for combat

    05/27/2015 11:43:33 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 27, 2015 | By Christian Davenport
    ABOARD THE USS WASP — It has wound a tortured path to get here. The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has been derided as a trillion-dollar boondoggle, the “plane that ate the Pentagon,” a failed project billions over budget and years behind schedule that should be killed. And yet here it was Tuesday, the sun glinting off its wings on a beautiful day as it approached this amphibious assault ship for a landing 100 miles off the North Carolina coast. It nestled in undaunted, touching down vertically like a helicopter onto the deck. Crews rushed around in a well-scripted choreography, getting...
  • U.S. pushback against Muslim refugees 'growing'

    05/27/2015 10:32:53 AM PDT · by nycteacher · 72 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/27/15 | Leo Hohmann
    WND has discovered what amounts to the government playbook for countering the rising “backlash” against the secret planting of Muslim refugees into cities and towns across America. The 2013 report anticipated two years ago that resistance would increase to the seeding of communities with Muslim refugees if counter measures were not undertaken. The report was prophetic. Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2015/05/u-s-pushback-against-muslim-refugees-growing/#GBRH1YZ4ysm4rizv.99
  • Judge Napolitano Says Judicial Slapdowns of Presidential Actions ‘Rare’ in American History

    05/27/2015 8:20:34 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 18 replies
    PjMedia ^ | May 26,2015 | Debra Heine
    In another major blow to the president’s executive amnesty program, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused Tuesday to allow its implementation. The decision could affect as many as 5 million illegal immigrants. But the White House remains unchastised, claiming that the judges who voted against the administration “chose to misinterpret the facts and the law.” On Fox News Tuesday afternoon, legal analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano said that if the president continues to flout the law by freezing deportations, “there is a congressional remedy….” Via Fox News: The U.S. Justice Department had asked the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of...
  • EPA issues new rule expanding reach over waters

    05/27/2015 8:09:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 27, 2015 | Zach Coleman
    The Environmental Protection Agency announced a rule Wednesday that critics say would expand federal reach over U.S. waterways, but that the Obama administration contends will clarify which farming, development and other practices are subject to regulation. The battle over the "Waters of the U.S." rule has been brewing for months and will continue both on and off Capitol Hill. The regulation attempts to define Clean Water Act regulations as stretching to bodies of water that have a "significant nexus" with "navigable waters" to prevent pollution of drinking water. The EPA told various media outlets that the rule asserts the agency's...
  • Coulter: I’ll Be Supporting Walker

    05/27/2015 5:39:12 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 104 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 26 May 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Columnist and author of “Adios, America,” Ann Coulter heavily praised Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s (R) immigration position and said she would be supporting him on Tuesday’s “America with Jorge Ramos” on Fusion. Coulter said that while none of the GOP presidential candidates have her exact position on immigration, she stated, “What’s interesting now is Scott Walker’s the first one of the announced candidates to come out and say he wants to protect American jobs and American livelihoods, and it’s as if, until this moment, all the Republican candidates have agreed, ‘OK, none of us will take steroids,’ now that he’s...
  • TOKYO LAID WASTE BY B-29’S, ROYAL PALACES DEVASTATED; FIGHTERS SMASH AT KYUSHU (5/27/45)

    05/27/2015 4:24:24 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 40 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 5/27/45 | Warren Moscow, Bruce Rae, W.H. Lawrence, Kai Myring, Charles Hurd, Hanson W. Baldwin
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 THE NEWS OF THE WEEK IN REVIEW12 13 14 15 16 17
  • BREAKING: Southern Israel Attacked By Rockets, IDF Retaliation Expected

    05/26/2015 11:08:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | May 26, 2015 | Yochanan Visser
    A spokesman said Israel holds Hamas responsible for the attack. One hour ago, sirens went off in southern Israel, causing people to seek shelter in their security rooms and in public shelters. In Israel, most houses have a specially built security room that can survive chemical attacks and all sorts of conventional attacks. A short time later, a rocket – probably a home-made M-75 missile with a range of 75 km or a Grad missile – landed in the city of Gan Yavne, east of the coastal city of Ashdod.
  • Burke: Michael Sam signing with CFL historic moment

    05/26/2015 6:06:42 PM PDT · by Salman · 42 replies
    AP ^ | May. 26, 2015 | AP
    CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Brian Burke believes the Montreal Alouettes signing of Michael Sam is a tipping point in professional sports. The Calgary Flames president of hockey operations, who co-founded You Can Play in memory of his late son, says the arrival of the openly gay player in the CFL will be a watershed moment. "I think it's huge," Burke told The Canadian Press on Tuesday. "To me, this is one of those 20, 30, 40 years from now, people will look back and say 'remember when Michael Sam signed with the Alouettes?' "We know we have gay athletes in...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What's Your Donut Personality Quiz - Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    05/26/2015 5:59:59 PM PDT · by LUV W · 83 replies
    The best troops in the world and their families!! | LUVW W and the Canteen Support Crew
    ~ Freeper Canteen ~ --Canteen Mission Statement-- Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allies' military and family members of the above. Honoring those who have served before. Today We Want You To Take The..... What's Your Donut Personality Quiz Click HERE and take the quiz!To share your results, click on the "HTML" button, then copy and paste the code into a "Reply" box. Have fun! Please remember that The Canteen here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly.
  • Bernie Sanders: The Clintons Are Money Hustlers

    05/26/2015 5:24:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Daily Surge ^ | 5/26/15 | Jerome Hudson
    **SNIP** In a CNBC interview released Tuesday, Sanders said Bill and Hillary Clinton’s money “hustle” makes the former secretary of state and her philandering former president husband out of touch with the average American voter. “Theoretically you could be a multibillionaire and, in fact, be very concerned about the issues of working people,” Sanders said. “Theoretically that’s true.” But “When you hustle money like that, you don’t sit in restaurants like this. You sit in restaurants where you spend—I don’t know what they spend—hundreds of dollars for dinner and so forth. That’s the world that you are accustomed to. And...
  • Skyping With the Enemy: I Went Undercover as a Jihadi Girlfriend

    05/26/2015 2:52:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 5/26 | Anna Erelle
    When a French journalist posed online as a young woman interested in Isis, she was soon contacted by a fighter in Syria. He proposed marriage – but could she maintain a double life?It was 10 o’clock on a Friday night in spring 2014 and I was sitting on the sofa in my one-bed Paris apartment when I received a message from a French terrorist based in Syria: “Salaam alaikum, sister. I see you watched my video. It’s gone viral – crazy! Are you Muslim? What do you think about mujahideen?” A journalist, I had been writing about European jihadists in...
  • Ex-Israeli PM Ehud Olmert Sentenced for Taking Bribes From U.S. Businessman

    05/26/2015 2:48:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    CNN ^ | Mon May 25, 2015 | Mike Schwartz
    Jerusalem (CNN)Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been sentenced to eight months in prison for taking cash from an American businessman. He was also fined $25,700. Police said Olmert received the money from 1993 through 2006, during his tenure as Jerusalem's mayor and while holding ministerial positions under former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. He took over as prime minister in 2006 after a stroke incapacitated Sharon. The new sentence is in addition to the six years in prison Olmert is already facing for taking bribes related to a controversial Jerusalem housing project -- also while he was mayor. Olmert was...
  • IS Denounced for Shedding Muslim Blood

    05/26/2015 1:55:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Arab News ^ | Tuesday 26 May 2015
    The Cabinet, chaired by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, denounced Friday’s terrorist attack on a Qatif mosque and said it was aimed at undermining the Kingdom’s security and stability. “The heinous crime resulted in the killing of innocent people,” the Cabinet said in a statement. “This terrorist aggression came from the spiteful criminals who shed the blood of Muslims and targeted worshippers.” Culture and Information Minister Adel Al-Toraifi said the Cabinet commended the efforts made by security agencies to identify the suicide bomber as well as his accomplices and arresting most members of the terrorist cell to...
  • What Liberals Still Don’t Understand About Fox News

    05/26/2015 1:30:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | May 24, 2015 | Jack Schafer
    Annd it came to pass that the earth turned and another campaign season spun into view and the liberal commentariat rose from its siesta to begin its usual moping about the perverse political powers wielded by the Fox News Channel. This time, the sentinel waking the commentariat to the alleged Fox menace is not a liberal but a self-described conservative, Bruce Bartlett. Bartlett, a prolific writer on politics and economics who has worked for congressional Republicans (Ron Paul and Jack Kemp), Republican presidents, (Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush) and conservative and libertarian policy shops, broke with his party a...
  • Sydney mother who abandoned her two children to join the death cult in Syria

    05/26/2015 1:25:56 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Daily (AU) Telegraph ^ | 5/26/15 | BEN MCCLELLAN
    THE mother of a Sydney women who chose life under the brutal dictatorship of Islamic State over her children says she has been brainwashed. Jasmina Milovanov, 26, abandoned her two children, aged five and seven, with a babysitter earlier this month before telling friends she was in “Sham” — Arabic slang for Syria. The Muslim convert or “revert” told the babysitter she was going to pick up a new car when she left her Western Sydney home and never returned. She sent a text message to her Turkish-Australian ex-husband on May 3, while he was in Turkey, telling him she...
  • Thad Cochran Marries Longtime Aide (Wife Died in December)

    05/26/2015 1:24:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/25/15 | Louis Nelson
    The Mississippi senator’s previous wife died in December.Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran married his longtime executive assistant, Kay Webber, over the holiday weekend, according to a report from the Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Miss. The 77-year-old Republican wed Webber, who has worked for him since 1981, in a private ceremony in Gulfport, Mississippi, on Saturday. Cochran’s staff, which had denied any knowledge of an impending wedding as recently as last week, released the news in a one-sentence statement. Webber is also 77. Story Continued Below Cochran’s previous wife of 50 years, Rose Cochran, died last December. She spent the final 13 years...
  • I am ready to offer 50 cows for Obama’s daughter – ‘Ruto lawyer’

    05/26/2015 1:17:54 PM PDT · by markomalley · 56 replies
    The Nairobian ^ | 5/25/15 | PKEMOI NG’ENOH
    His dream is to marry one of Obama’s daughters, Malia, and is ready to pay 50 cows, 70 sheep and 30 goats as bride price.Speaking to The Nairobian, Kiprono, who hit the headlines when he moved to court seeking to have William Ruto sworn in as president when Uhuru travelled to The Hague for his ICC case, said he is ready to meet Obama to discuss the matter when the US president visits in July.“I got interested in her in 2008. As a matter of fact, I haven’t dated anyone since and promise to be faithful to her. I have...
  • Rose McGowan half-apologizes for misquoting Ted Cruz

    05/26/2015 1:05:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/26/15 | Nick Goss
    Actress Rose McGowan offered an apology — of sorts — this week after sharing what appeared to be an inflammatory quote from Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Josh Duggar’s departure from the Family Research Council last Friday. Duggar’s resignation followed his acknowledgement of reports that he sexually molested younger children as a teenager, including his own sisters. Story Continued Below “While there may have been an age difference, Josh Duggar’s transgressions are far less an affront to God than what gays do with each other - Ted Cruz, 5/22/15,” read the text next to the photo of Duggar and Cruz...
  • Will the Supremes Slap Down 4th Circuit’s Anti-Business Ruling?

    05/26/2015 1:03:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 5.26.15 | Hans Bader
    In the past, businesses have been happy to put new factories in states like South Carolina and Virginia, due to their right-to-work laws and relatively reasonable employment laws. But they should think twice about doing so in the future, thanks to some recent, very unreasonable court rulings against employers in those states by the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Those decisions illustrate a contempt for binding Supreme Court precedent, and basic rules of logic, evidence, civil procedure, and appellate procedure A classic example is the Fourth Circuit’s 2-to-1 decision on May 11 in Brown v. Nucor Corp., which violated...
  • Twitter Hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen Sparks Firestorm

    05/26/2015 12:57:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 5/23/15 | Paula Meija
    A woman in the U.K., Bahar Mustafa, has ignited a virtual firestorm after she tweeted out controversial hashtags, including #KillAllWhiteMen and #Misandry, and blatantly excluded white people and men from diversity events at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her outspokenness has prompted petitions, harassment, death threats, organized calls for her resignation, an abundance of crude and unusual comments on Reddit and now a formal investigation from authorities at Scotland Yard. Mustafa, the welfare and diversity officer for the student union at Goldsmiths, faced immediate backlash after she specifically barred white men from an event intent on diversifying the university’s curriculum. Mustafa...
  • Scott Walker might skip Florida primary in Bush-Rubio territory

    05/26/2015 12:03:06 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 26, 2015 | Jenna Johnson
    As Republicans prepare to pick their next presidential nominee, there's one primary that's already likely to get expensive and intense: Florida -- home to former governor Jeb Bush, who is likely to run, and Sen. Marco Rubio, who made his announcement in Miami. That's why Scott Walker, the Wisconsin governor who has been riding high in early polls, said Tuesday that he might skip the Florida primary. “If we chose to get in, I don’t think there’s a state out there that we wouldn’t play in," Walker, who has yet to get into the race, said on Laura Ingraham's radio...
  • Prominent Democratic Donor Called Scott Walker a ‘Dumb (bleep)' for Something 60% of Americans Share

    05/26/2015 6:50:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 87 replies
    IJReview ^ | May 26, 2015 | Joe Perticone
    Hillary Clinton is heading to the Sunshine State this week to spend time with one of Florida’s most influential Democratic donors, trial lawyer John Morgan. Morgan is not just praising Clinton’s candidacy, but actively bashing her potential Republican rivals. In an interview with The Daily Beast, Morgan took shots at Wisconsin Governor and prospective 2016 candidate, Scott Walker: “Walker would be the first president with a GED.”The Democratic donor attempted to insult Walker for not obtaining a college degree, which he opted out of in order to get started with his career. Morgan continued, calling Walker cruel names in an...
  • Why Aren't Those $26.4M Speech Fees Taxable To Bill & Hillary Clinton?

    05/26/2015 6:21:38 AM PDT · by dila813 · 23 replies
    Forbes ^ | Today | Robert W. Wood
    The Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation has admitted collecting $26.4 million in previously unreported fees from foreign governments and foreign and U.S. corporations for speeches. For tax purposes, who should be treated as the recipient of that money? We’ll come back to the question. As with all things Clinton, the control of the story has been impressive. Sure, the Foundation should have been clearer about this, says the narrative. But it does such incredibly important work on HIV AIDS and other global initiatives.
  • Women activists cross DMZ to mixed reception on South Korean side

    05/26/2015 6:20:00 AM PDT · by Skooz · 12 replies
    MSN ^ | 5/24/2015 | James Pearson
    A group of international women activists crossed the heavily-fortified Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea on Sunday in what they said was a symbolic act for peace. North and South Korea are still technically at war after the 1950-53 Korean War ended in a truce, not a peace treaty. Despite its name the DMZ is one of the most heavily militarized and fortified borders in the world. "We feel very celebratory and positive that we have created a voyage across the DMZ in peace and reconciliation," said U.S. activist and feminist Gloria Steinem, honorary co-chair of the WomanCrossDMZ...
  • In the Murky World of Big-Bucks Speeches, the Clintons Are More Transparent Than Most

    05/26/2015 6:09:05 AM PDT · by lbryce · 6 replies
    New York magazine ^ | May 25, 2015 | Ann Lowrey
    Bill and Hillary Clinton might have left the White House dead broke, but they certainly recovered quickly. The pair has generated tens of millions of dollars of income for themselves and their foundation since 2000, with much of it coming from paid speeches. Indeed, financial disclosure reports recently filed by the Clintons bump the total that they have ginned up in speaking fees to at least $130 million, with the price of a single speech frequently topping $300,000. Those staggering figures have shined a bright light on the very big, very opaque market for corporate keynotes, addresses to universities, and...
  • Waiting Periods and the Rising Price of Abortion

    05/26/2015 5:49:28 AM PDT · by lbryce · 5 replies
    Atlantic ^ | May 25, 2015 | Olga Khazan
    There’s a new type of abortion roadblock that’s swiftly gaining popularity: a state-imposed wait between the day a woman decides to have the procedure, and the day she can actually get one. In recent weeks, Oklahoma tripled the length of its waiting period, becoming the fourth state with a 72-hour (three-day) delay. Florida enacted a 24-hour waiting period between two different appointments—one for an ultrasound and another for the procedure. Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed a two-day waiting-period bill last month—and simultaneously made the state the record-holder for the number of abortion restrictions passed in 2015 so far, advocates say....
  • National Enquirer Claims Hillary’s Deleted Emails Contained Names Of Numerous Lesbian Lovers

    05/26/2015 5:33:30 AM PDT · by lbryce · 61 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | April 17, 2015 | Christopher Agee
    The rumors have dogged her for years. Hillary Clinton has encountered several roadblocks in the days since announcing her presidential candidacy, many of which stemmed from accusations that she inappropriately used a personal email address to conduct official business during her stint as the head of the U.S. State Department. With reports of numerous emails permanently deleted from her server, speculation continues to swirl within the political realm regarding what she hoped to keep secret. An exclusive report by the National Enquirer this week attempted to address that issue, citing an anonymous source close to Clinton who claims she is...
  • Church of England to consider transgender naming ceremony

    05/26/2015 4:50:58 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 5/21/15 | Karen McVeigh
    The Church of England is to debate plans to introduce a ceremony akin to a baptism to mark the new identities of Christians who undergo gender transition. The Rev Chris Newlands, the vicar of Lancaster Priory, has proposed a motion to the General Synod to debate the issue, after he was approached by a young transgender person seeking to be “re-baptised” in his new identity. The motion, which was passed by Blackburn Diocese last month, calls on the House of Bishops to consider whether it should introduce a new service to mark the milestone in the life of a trans...
  • JAPANESE LOSE 111 PLANES IN ATTACK OFF OKINAWA BUT HIT 11 LIGHT SHIPS (5/26/45)

    05/26/2015 4:36:19 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 15 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 5/26/45 | Bruce Rae, W.H. Lawrence, Warren Moscow, Drew Middleton, James A. Hagerty
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
  • [NL] Christian jeweller made gay couples’ rings but still got targeted by gay lobby

    05/26/2015 4:16:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    LifeSite ^ | 5/25/15 | Steve Weatherbe
    MOUNT PEARL, Newfoundland, May 25, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) –While North Americans are used to reading about Christian business people being fined and excoriated for refusing to cater to homosexual weddings, Newfoundland has added a novel twist: there a Christian jeweller has been punished financially and deluged with hate mail even though he did do business with a homosexual couple.Nicole White and Pam Renouf liked the service they got from Esau Jardon of Today’s Jewellers in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador, who took their deposit and proceeded to design and build them two engagement rings. They even recommended the store to friends.But...
  • Refugees smuggled through Vienna airport [smuggling muzzies into the US]

    05/26/2015 3:52:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    The Local ^ | 5/26/15
    Employees of a private security company at Vienna International Airport have allegedly been smuggling refugees into the United States and Great Britain, according to a spokesman for the Lower Austria state prosecutor based in Korneuburg. Two employees of a firm hired to carry out additional security checks for Austrian Airlines are already in custody, while a further four suspects remain at large, state prosecutor spokesman Friedrich Köhl confirmed to the Kurier newspaper. All six are accused of smuggling refugees into the airport and onto aeroplanes in exchange for between €7,000-9,000 . The employees reportedly asked friends to pass through the...