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  • White House backs Planned Parenthood in face of horror videos - distorted work of 'extremists'

    07/31/2015 2:28:04 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/31/15 | Francesca Chambers
    White House backs Planned Parenthood in face of horror videos it claims are the distorted work of 'extremists' The White House called a string of videos depicting the process of tissue and organ harvesting from aborted fetuses the work of 'extremists' today and charged that there's no evidence that Planned Parenthood has broken any laws. President Barack Obama's spokesman, Josh Earnest, told Daily Mail Online he did not know whether the president had seen any of the controversial videos, including a new one, released online this morning, but the president is aware of them and still believes the group is...
  • Ricketts family gives more than $5 million to Walker super PAC

    07/31/2015 2:21:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 31, 2015 | Robert Costa
    The Ricketts family sweepstakes are over and Scott Walker has won handily, according to Republicans familiar with Unintimidated, the super PAC supporting the Wisconsin governor and presidential candidate. Federal election filings will soon show that billionaire investor Joe Ricketts and his wife, Marlene, have together given $5 million to the Walker-allied group — a significant haul from one of the GOP’s biggest donors. Their son, Todd, is another Walker donor and co-chairman of his national fundraising efforts. In recent months he has hosted events for the governor and traveled with him on the campaign trail. Federal filings will also show...
  • Zimbabweans express surprise over foreign concern for slain lion amid economic woes

    07/31/2015 1:56:27 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 8 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | July 30, 2015 | By FARAI MUTSAKA
    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — While the death of a protected lion in Zimbabwe has caused outrage in the United States — much of it centered on the Minnesota dentist who killed the animal — most in Zimbabwe expressed a degree of bafflement over the concern. The discovery that Cecil, the star of Zimbabwe national park had been lured out and killed by American bow hunter Walter James Palmer has resulted in online anger and protests at his dental clinic. Outside Zimbabwe's environmental and activist circles, however, the reaction been muted. "It's so cruel, but I don't understand the whole fuss,...
  • IDF Mobilizes After PLO Blames Israel for Arson Attack

    07/31/2015 12:59:16 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/7/15
    The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) terror organization behind the Palestinian Authority (PA) holds the Israeli government "fully responsible" for the death of a toddler in an arson attack Friday in the Samaria Arab village of Duma, it announced Friday, in an incident the IDF has labeled "Jewish terror." "We hold the Israeli government fully responsible for the brutal assassination of the toddler Ali Saad Dawabsha," PLO official Saeb Erekat said in a statement, according to AFP. "This is a direct consequence of decades of impunity given by the Israeli government to settler terrorism." Four family members of the one-and-a-half year-old...
  • Spike in Donor Numbers for Clinton Foundation

    07/31/2015 12:39:31 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 30, 2015 | By MAGGIE HABERMAN and STEVE EDER
    The Clinton Foundation accelerated its fund-raising in the first six months of the year, officials said Thursday, as Hillary Rodham Clinton was gearing up for her presidential run amid a crush of news reports scrutinizing the charity’s solicitation of foreign donors. Foundation officials said there were 10,516 donors so far this year, compared with 8,801 during the same six-month period last year. The Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation did not release the precise amounts any donor gave or the total raised. Rather, it posted on its website a newly updated cumulative list of contributors, most of them dating to...
  • U.S. intel preparing for massive breach of classified data in Hillary Clinton emails

    07/30/2015 6:23:21 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 62 replies
    The U.S. intelligence community is bracing for the possibility that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private email account contains hundreds of revelations of classified information from spy agencies and is taking steps to contain any damage to national security, according to documents and interviews Thursday. The top lawmakers on the House and Senate intelligence committee have been notified in recent days that the extent of classified information on Mrs. Clinton’s private email server was likely far more extensive than the four emails publicly acknowledged last week as containing some sensitive spy agency secrets.
  • Hillary: My Greatest Weakness Is Stupid People Who Don’t Understand Why I Should Be President

    07/30/2015 2:57:51 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 30, 2015 | Andrew Stiles
    Hillary Clinton’s greatest strength, the candidate explained in an interview with the morning newsletter The Skimm, is her “passionate commitment to helping people.” The passion was on display in 2009, for example, when Clinton personally intervened to help Swiss bank UBS settle a lawsuit with the IRS and thus protect the identities of tens of thousands of Americans who may or may not be evading U.S. taxes through Swiss bank accounts. Clinton was also asked about her greatest weakness. Here’s what she said: Got that? Clinton’s biggest fault is her inability to deal with you idiots who can’t comprehend why...
  • BLUEGRASS POLL: Kentucky Gov. race a barnburner

    07/30/2015 9:21:24 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    WHAS 11 ^ | July 30, 2015 | Joe Arnold
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- As Matt Bevin and Jack Conway prepare for the unofficial kickoff of the Kentucky gubernatorial campaign at Fancy Farm, the race appears to be a barnburner. Conway, Kentucky's Democratic Attorney General, holds a slim lead over Bevin, the Republican nominee and businessman, 45 percent to 42 percent, in the WHAS11/Courier-Journal Bluegrass Poll released Thursday. The three percentage point margin is within pollster Survey USA's 3.8 percent margin of error. The poll surveyed likely voters between July 22 and July 28. The Bluegrass Poll also queried voters on a potential three-candidate governor's race. Fark.com founder Drew Curtis...
  • Analyst: Ky. Governor's Race May be Bellwether for Dems in 2016

    07/30/2015 9:12:00 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 22 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 7/29/2015 | Courtney Coren
    While Democrats may be hoping to improve their numbers in Congress in the next election, political analyst Nathan Gonzales says that the Kentucky governor's race may be a bellwether election for 2016. Since losing the Senate in 2014, as well as even more seats in the House, the Democrats have been looking to 2016 with hope in light of the fact that they typically have better voter turnout during presidential election cycles, Gonzales explained in a blogpost for Roll Call. However, he contends that there is at least one race that is expected this fall that "could dampen some of...
  • Fancy Farm evolved from local gathering to the most unique political speaking venue in the country

    07/30/2015 8:13:59 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 5 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 7/30/2015 | Don Weber
    FANCY FARM — This Saturday marks the unofficial kickoff to the political season as one of Kentucky’s oldest political traditions, Fancy Farm takes place. But what you may not know is how this event actually evolved from a local gathering into the commonwealth’s most notable political event. Cynthia Elder, a St. Jerome parishioner and volunteer for the Fancy Farm Picnic, says the first advertisement of the gathering was in the July 31, 1880 edition of the Mayfield Monitor. “At that time it was advertised as a dinner and a gander pull,” Elder said. “It was just a get together, and...
  • Analysts predict sharp elbows in fight for earned media at Fancy Farm

    07/30/2015 8:10:34 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 1 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 7/29/2015 | Nick Storm
    With rhetoric heating up between gubernatorial candidates Kentuckians can expect one-liners sprinkled with vitriol at Fancy Farm, but Matt Bevin and Jack Conway will also be competing for air time and column inches in what has so far been a sleepy open-seat general election. “Last year when we all went to Fancy Farm to me it felt like … we were coming out for the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl. This year it feels more like the kickoff — or maybe even the coin flip,” said Scott Jennings a GOP strategist. Some have called the raucous speaking event outdated,...
  • U.S. defends Turks' bombing of American ally [Kurds]

    07/30/2015 7:24:51 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    WND ^ | 7/30/15 | F. Michael Maloof
    The Defense Department is defending Turkey’s decision to bomb Kurdish rebels in northern Syria amid concern that the NATO member is using its alliance with the U.S. against ISIS as a pretext to defeat an old enemy, the independence-minded Kurdish Workers Party, or PKK, which also is assisting the U.S. against the jihadist army that has taken over large portions of Iraq and Syria, according to a report from Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin. After the PKK claimed responsibility for the execution-style murder of two Turkish police officers near the Syrian border, Turkey bombed PKK fighters in northern Syria and non-PKK...
  • Cecil The Lion’s Wikipedia Page Not Created Until After His Death

    07/30/2015 7:06:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/30/15 | Michael Bastasch
    The Internet has been set ablaze by news that a U.S. dentist on safari shot and killed Zimbabwe’s Cecil the lion, apparently a beloved figure in that African country.Already more than 800,000 people have signed an online petition demanding “justice” for Cecil, but how well-known was Cecil before his death? The Daily Caller News Foundation found that Cecil’s Wikipedia page had only been created July 29, 2015 — after news of Cecil’s death had been reported in the news.According to Wikipedia’s edit history, an editor “created [the] article with material from Hwange National Park.” Hwange is the national park where...
  • U.S. Government Is Investigating Killing of Cecil the Lion [and not Planned Butcherhood]

    07/30/2015 6:31:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 7/30/15 | Morgan Chalfant
    Two days after the killing of Cecil the lion sparked a firestorm on social media, the United States government announced that it will investigate the death of the prized African creature.The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said on Twitter Thursday that the government agency is currently “investigating” the killing of the lion, allegedly carried out by Minnesota dentist Dr. Walter Palmer.“We’re investigating the killing of #CecilTheLion. Will go where facts lead. We ask Dr. Palmer or his rep to contact USFWS immediately,” the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service tweeted. “We share your concern about the issue surrounding #CeciltheLion and we’re...
  • Morrissey Says He Was Groped at San Francisco International Airport

    07/30/2015 6:22:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Geoffrey Eisler and Lisa Fernandez
    British pop singer Morrissey said he was groped at San Francisco International Airport this week on his way to London, and now he's making waves by blogging about what he's calling a "sexual assault." On his True to You "Morrissey Zine" blog, the former Smiths singer wrote that prior to taking off from SFO on July 27, he was approached by an "airport security officer" who stopped him, "crouched" before him, and "groped" his private areas, moving away quickly when another officer passed by. Morrissey said two members of the British Airways Special Services were "horrified at the sexual attack,"...
  • San Jose Mayor Urges Santa Clara County to Reconsider ICE Detainer Policy

    07/30/2015 6:20:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Jul 29, 2015 | Mariah Bravo
    The San Jose mayor is urging the Santa Clara County Board of Directors to put the county’s policy of ignoring Immigration and Customs Enforcement holds on the agenda following the high-profile death of a woman gunned down in San Francisco by an undocumented immigrant. Mayor Sam Liccardo sent the letter July 10 to the board’s president, Dave Cortese, saying he disagrees with the county's current policy of ignoring ICE hold requests for "deportable individuals who have committed serious of violent felonies.” The debate on “sanctuary cities” reignited nationally after the July 1 shooting of Kate Steinle at San Francisco’s Pier...
  • Indiana clears Planned Parenthood of wrongdoing after videos

    07/30/2015 6:10:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    AP ^ | 7/30/15
    Indiana on Thursday cleared Planned Parenthood facilities that perform abortions in the state of any wrongdoing in the handling of fetal tissue. Gov. Mike Pence, a Republican, on July 16 ordered an investigation of Planned Parenthood facilities in Indianapolis, Bloomington and Merrillville to see if organs from aborted fetuses were being sold. He was among a number of conservative lawmakers around the country who have called for investigations after an anti-abortion group circulated a video it made secretly showing some of its national officials discussing how they obtain organs from aborted fetuses for research. Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest provider...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 31 July 2015

    07/30/2015 5:57:53 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 94 replies
    July 30, 2015 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea,or maybe a tall brew? Topped off with great conversation and music. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a glass and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could join us. Enjoy your stay. Our...
  • Planned Parenthood changes story on website 'hack'

    07/30/2015 5:17:53 PM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 07/30/2015 | Barbara Boland
    Planned Parenthood proclaimed on Thursday that its websites were "not available because of an extremist attack," but seemed to change its story throughout the day after many people pointed to inconsistencies about the alleged hack.
  • Audit finds 22 of 23 taxpayer-backed ObamaCare co-ops lost money in 2014

    07/30/2015 8:54:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 30, 2015
    Under resident Barack Obama's overhaul, taxpayers provided $2.4 billion in loans to get the co-ops going, but only one out of 23 -- the one in Maine -- made money last year ... Another one, the Iowa/Nebraska co-op, was shut down by regulators over financial concerns. The audit by the Health and Human Services inspector general's office also found that 13 of the 23 lagged far behind their 2014 enrollment projections. The probe raised concerns about whether federal loans will be repaid, and ... Just last week, the Louisiana Health Cooperative announced it would cease offering coverage next year
  • Los Angeles bans 10-round firearm magazines

    07/30/2015 3:03:56 PM PDT · by bkopto · 65 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/29/2015 | Kelly Cohen
    The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to ban the possession of firearm magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. Mayor Eric Garcetti has already said he would sign the ordinance, which according to the council, will close a loophole in state law already banning the sale and manufacture of such magazines. Anyone who owns the magazines will have 60 days to remove them from the city or turn them over to the Los Angeles Police Department for destruction, transfer or sale. Supporters of the measure believe it will help law enforcement officials prevent mass shootings in the city.
  • Ex-Navy SEAL Alleges Anti-Gay Bullying by CIA Workers

    07/30/2015 2:35:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    Jones alleged in the complaint that his team later ditched him in 120-degree temperatures without water, making him walk part way back to their compound before they stopped to give him a rideA former Navy SEAL has filed an internal complaint alleging the CIA bullied him for being gay during a work assignment in June in Afghanistan. Brett Jones said he filed the complaint last week against the federal agency, saying he was forced to endure homophobic slurs and other inappropriate comments on June 11 in Afghanistan as a group of contractors and civil servants in the CIA's Global Response...
  • California Water Use Falls By 27 Percent in June

    07/30/2015 2:33:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    June marked the first month of mandatory cutbacks during California's droughtCalifornia water use dropped by 27 percent in June, the first month of mandatory cutbacks during the drought. The announcement from state regulators comes after the state's largest cities already announced they met or exceeded mandatory conservation targets provided by the state. Data released by the State Water Resources Control Board shows 265 of the 411 local agencies in the state hit or nearly reached the savings targets implemented after Gov. Jerry Brown ordered an overall 25 percent savings. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the state's...
  • Karl Rove: Let's Put Trump's Poll Numbers in 'Perspective'

    07/30/2015 1:56:50 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 130 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 01:26 PM | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Donald Trump's poll numbers are good, political analyst Karl Rove conceded Thursday, but he urged viewers to put the numbers into "a little bit of perspective." "He has been in the race for six weeks,"..."He has had a good move up, a good bump up, but we've seen this before. "Look, there will be a lot of movement in this race. It is really still early." And even though Trump is topping the polls as far as Republicans who would support him, his favorability ratings are suffering, Rove said. -snip- However, pointed out Rove, "30 percent of the Republicans say...
  • Hillary Clinton is Losing Ground & Neck-in-Neck with 2 GOP Hopefuls – And Then There’s Donald Trump

    07/30/2015 12:40:56 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    IJReview ^ | July 30, 2015 | Kyle Becker
    Hillary Clinton’s polling is in freefall to such an extent that avowed socialist Bernie Sanders is looking like a palatable candidate to more than just the Democratic base. A recent Quinnipiac poll shows that the “inevitable” Democratic candidate is seeing her campaign’s momentum diminish. Time reports: Six weeks after setting her candidacy into high gear, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers are continuing to fall, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday.Across nearly every key metric, from trustworthiness to caring about voters to leadership, Clinton has seen an erosion in public approval, as likely Republican rivals...
  • IRS Demanded Content of Prayers from Pro-Life Group (and promise not to picket Planned Parenthood)

    07/30/2015 11:44:10 AM PDT · by xzins · 23 replies
    CBN ^ | July 30, 2015 | CBNNews.com
    At a hearing Wednesday, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, asked IRS Commissioner John Koskinen why the tax agency would demand that an Iowa prolife group tell them about the content of their prayers. Koskinen admitted the request was "totally inappropriate," saying he has apologized for the IRS. The agency also made every member of that Iowa group promise not to picket Planned Parenthood. "We should not have a federal government agency that becomes an intimidator, going after citizens, going after citizen groups, violating their First Amendment rights," Cruz said. Overall, the IRS targeted dozens of conservative and Tea Party groups, blocking...
  • The Curious Case of Lois Lerner's Physically Damaged Hard Drive

    07/30/2015 11:31:31 AM PDT · by yoe · 29 replies
    American's for Taxreform ^ | July 30, 2015 | Alexander Hendrie
    New ( documentation) released by the House Oversight Committee this week again raises questions on how Lois Lerner’s hard drive was physically damaged and whether there was some kind of deliberate act to destroy data on it. The House Oversight Committee report cites an officially transcribed interview with John Minsek, senior investigative analyst with the IRS Criminal Investigations (CI) unit. Minsek examined the Lerner hard drive in 2011. In the transcribed interview, he notes Lerner's hard drive contained “well-defined scoring creating a concentric circle in the proximity of the center of the disk.” The Oversight Committee report states: "Using the...
  • Athletes at Rio Olympics to compete in 'basically raw sewage', study reveals

    07/30/2015 11:24:42 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 35 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 30, 2015 | By Associated Press
    RIO de Janeiro--Athletes in next year’s Summer Olympics will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games, an Associated Press investigation has found. An AP analysis of water quality revealed dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria from human sewage in Olympic and Paralympic venues – results that alarmed international experts and dismayed competitors training in Rio, some of whom have already fallen ill with fevers, vomiting and diarrhea. It is the first independent comprehensive testing for both viruses and bacteria at the Olympic...
  • How Did Armies Keep Archers Supplied With Arrows While Fighting?

    07/30/2015 11:19:03 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 80 replies
    Slate ^ | July 27, 2015 | By Stephen Tempest
    During the Hundred Years' War, England had a centralized, state-controlled organization for manufacturing arrows in bulk. These were then issued as required to the soldiers on campaign. In June 1413, for example, Henry V appointed Nicholas Mynot to be “keeper of the king's arrows,” based in the Tower of London. Mynot was responsible for making arrows, but the royal fletchers alone could not supply the total need, so additional orders were placed with outside suppliers. In August 1413, for example, London-based fletcher Stephen Seler was paid for 12,000 arrows. We have some total figures available. In 1418, Henry V's government...
  • ISIS leader sanctioned a woman to be beheaded as a WEDDING PRESENT for sadistic female Sharia judge

    07/30/2015 10:33:58 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | PUBLISHED: 11:56 GMT, 27 July 2015 | UPDATED: 16:21 GMT, 27 July 2015 | By Nick Fagge In Southern Turkey
    ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi personally sanctioned a woman to be beheaded as a wedding present for a sadistic female 'judge' in the terror group's feared religious police, MailOnline can reveal. The notoriously cruel woman asked to kill an unbelieving 'infidel' in return for taking a new husband following the death of her mujahedeen husband in a battle. But al-Baghdadi insisted she could only take the life of another woman in line with the group's strict segregation of affairs between men and women. He ruled she could cut off the head of another female ISIS judge who had been accused...
  • Parents are shot dead and their daughter is wounded by broken-down motorist they helped

    07/30/2015 10:32:30 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 120 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | July 30, 2015
    A man who was stopped along a road on Montana's Crow Indian Reservation gunned down a family who tried to help him Wednesday, killing the couple and wounding their daughter. Tana Shane, 50, and her husband Jason, 52, who have seven children, were killed, and daughter, Jora, 24, was shot in the head and back, after they assisted 18-year-old suspect Jesus Deniz Mendoza in Pyror, Montana. Jorah survived and managed to run to a local school to get help before returning to the scene. She was then taken to hospital and is said to be 'incoherent'. Mrs Shane drove past...
  • Rolling Stone Managing Editor Steps Down in Wake of Botched Rape Story

    07/30/2015 10:11:07 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | July 29, 2015 | Margaret Hartmann
    Four months ago, an independent review by the Columbia Journalism School concluded that Rolling Stone's November 2014 article about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia was "a journalistic failure that was avoidable." The magazine retracted the story and apologized, but publisher Jann Wenner said no one involved in the story's publication would be fired. Managing editor Will Dana told the New York Times that he felt the review was punishment enough, and no one deserved to lose their job because the article "was not the result of patterns in the work of these people." Now it appears...
  • Ohio Cops Hunt 70 Juveniles In Late Night "Mob And Rob" Of Circle K Store

    07/30/2015 10:09:26 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 44 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 27 July, 2015
    Ohio cops are investigating the ransacking of a Circle K store that was overrun early Saturday morning by up to 70 juveniles. According to Akron police, the suspects “entered the gas station and started to destroy and steal property” during the so-called mob and rob attack. As seen above, a couple who stopped at the Circle K for gas shot video of the juveniles fleeing the store with stolen merchandise. A woman in the car called 911 and reported that the suspects were “running around in the parking lot like wild children.” An Akron Police Department report--which classified the incident...
  • Jelly Belly: Taste the Reagan

    07/30/2015 9:10:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Wednesday, Jul 29 2015 | Chris Roberts
    We're in Fairfield, a few minutes away from Travis Air Force base, one of the last few remaining military installations in the Bay Area. We've come through miles of drought-desiccated fields and baked brown hills to visit what's arguably the most conservative place in Northern California: the Jelly Belly candy factory. This is where right-wingnut Rick Santorum threw a well-attended fundraiser during his short-lived bid for president in 2012. It is easy to understand why he and his Tea Party followers would feel comfortable here. The place is in many ways a Wal-Mart-sized shrine to Ronald Reagan. You see, without...
  • Oklahoma Political Group Apologizes for Facebook Post (Republican Women)

    07/30/2015 8:52:52 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    KFOR ^ | JULY 29, 2015 | SHELDRA BRIGHAM
    An Oklahoma political group is apologizing for making a reference to lynching. The post was made on the Oklahoma Federation of Republican Women’s Facebook page saying, “The KKK was formed by the democrats to keep control over black Americans. The democrats of today just traded ropes for welfare.” When NewsChannel 4 contacted the state president of the Oklahoma Federation of Republican Women Pam Pollard, she told us on the phone she hadn’t seen the post. She read the post while she was still on the phone with us, and it was deleted before the end of the conversation. She also...
  • Video:"Trump focus group is so STUNNING to Morning Joe panel they play it TWICE in a half hour"

    07/30/2015 8:48:15 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 89 replies
    Youtube ^ | July 30, 2015 | Morning Joe
    "Morning Joe’s Mark Halperin was shocked that Trump supporters were so articulate about what they liked about him, and the rest of the panel was so “stunned” that they had to replay it just about 25 minutes later. " Watch and listen why Trump connects with the voters and why others do not. A five minute video clip. Enjoy.
  • Video:"Morning Joe panel SHOCKED at new poll...Trump defeating JEB and Rubio in their HOME STATE"

    07/30/2015 8:21:57 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 18 replies
    Youtube ^ | July 30, 2015 | Morning Joe
    'The entire MSNBC panel was shocked that Trump is soundly defeating both Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio in their home state of Florida in a new poll.' Bloomberg Mark Halperin making excuses, but says Trump has Florida ties and he's a great fit for Florida. Scarborough: Donald Trump is just pounding the Republican field and other makes salient remarks. See the video at the link.
  • Walker, Bush, Rubio lead our 2016 GOP presidential picks [Oregon]

    07/30/2015 5:20:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Oregon Catalyst ^ | July 30, 2015 | NW Spotlight
    We are now 467 days from the next presidential election on November 8, 2016, to elect the 45th president of the United States. In just 7 days, on August 6th, Fox News will be holding the first debate for Republican presidential candidates – in Cleveland, Ohio. Politico reported that there will actually be two Fox News debates on August 6th: a 5PM debate for all 16 announced candidates and a 9PM “main event” for “the 10 candidates with the highest average in national polls.” In preparation for the upcoming debates, we asked some Oregon Republican political insiders to give us...
  • FLEET PLANES POUND TOKYO AREA; BATTLESHIPS SHELL HAMAMATSU; BIG 3 CLOSE TO ACCORD ON REICH (7/30/45)

    07/30/2015 4:16:05 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 55 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 7/30/45 | George E. Jones, Frank L. Kluckhohn, Raymond Daniell, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • Warring Migrant Tribes, Grenade Attacks, Authorities That Don’t Give a Damn (tr)

    07/30/2015 4:14:21 AM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/29/15 | Oliver Lane
    Grenade attacks in multicultural paradise Malmö are now so commonplace the English-speaking media has all but stopped bothering to report them. Compounding the apparent disinterest in the descent of beautiful, historic Malmö into a third-world ghetto where native Swedes are very nearly in the minority, is a striking dearth of facts about what is actually going on there
  • ISIS preparing to attack India to provoke confrontation with the US, says report

    07/30/2015 2:53:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Mumbai DNA India ^ | July 29, 2015
    "The document warns that 'preparations' for an attack in India are underway and predicts that an attack will provoke an apocalyptic confrontation with America," the report said. The ISIS is preparing to attack India to provoke an Armageddon-like confrontation with the US, according to an internal recruitment document of the feared group which also seeks to unite the Pakistani and Afghan Taliban into a single army of terror. An investigative story published yesterday by the USA Today and reported by American Media Institute refers to a 32- page Urdu document obtained from a Pakistani citizen with connections inside the Pakistani...
  • Revised AP U.S. History Standards Will Emphasize American Exceptionalism

    07/30/2015 12:38:37 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 5 replies
    Newsweek ^ | July 29, 2015 | By Zoë Schlanger
    The company behind Advanced Placement courses for U.S. high school students will release a revision to the standards for AP U.S. history on Thursday morning, after significant pushback from conservatives who claimed the redesigned course framework, released last year, painted American history in too negative a light. The new framework significantly pares down last year’s framework, simplifying and condensing the course’s Thematic Learning Objectives from 50 to 19, according to an official at the College Board, the nonprofit organization that administers AP exams. In the process, a new section on the concept of “American exceptionalism” has been added. Some names...
  • Just Punishment--Jonathan Pollard was one of the worst traitors of the 20th century

    07/30/2015 12:28:10 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 21 replies
    Slate ^ | July 29, 2015 | By Fred Kaplan
    Jonathan Pollard, who’s been in prison the past 30 years for selling secrets to Israel, will be released on parole this November. Two things are worth noting. First, contrary to many skeptics, his release is not a political ploy to relax Israel’s opposition to the Iran nuclear deal. Second, contrary to claims by Pollard’s supporters, his punishment has been completely justified; he ranks as one of the 20th century’s most appalling American spies. The first myth is easy to puncture. Pollard’s life sentence came with a mandatory-parole clause after 30 years. He started serving time in November 1985. So, 30...
  • Sunni Arab Nations Are Israel's Allies,' Says Israeli Foreign Ministry Director General

    07/30/2015 12:10:53 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 6 replies
    Haaretz ^ | July 30, 2015
    The director general of Israel’s Foreign Ministry, Dore Gold, called the Middle East’s Sunni Arab nations “Israel’s allies.” Gold used the term twice in a presentation Wednesday in New York focused on the shortcomings of the Iran nuclear deal. “What we have is a regime on a roll that is trying to conquer the Middle East,” Gold said of Iran, “and it’s not Israel talking, that is our Sunni Arab neighbors — and you know what? I’ll use another expression – that is our Sunni Arab allies talking.” Gold, a former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations and a longtime...
  • Team Obama Insults Jews With Jonathan Pollard’s Parole

    07/29/2015 11:42:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    New York Post ^ | 7/29/15
    Leave it to Team Obama to expect Jews to accept a Hail Mary. The Justice Department confirmed Tuesday that Jonathan Pollard, who spied for Israel, was granted parole and will be released by November, after having served 30 years in prison. The news came almost a week after Justice officials said they wouldn’t object if a parole panel granted his release. Israel and many American Jews have long sought Pollard’s freedom, arguing that he’d spied for an ally, Israel, not an enemy, and that his life sentence was harsher than what most other spies received.
  • Trump leads Republican presidential race with 25 percent: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    07/29/2015 5:18:38 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 19 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 29 Jul 2015 | James Oliphant
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Billionaire Donald Trump has taken a commanding lead in the race for the 2016 U.S. Republican presidential nomination with the support of 25 percent in a Reuters/Ipsos poll, giving him a double-digit advantage over nearest rival Jeb Bush. The poll shows Bush, the former Florida governor, trailing at 12 percent. It is a huge jump for Trump, who announced his candidacy for the November 2016 election six weeks ago - and this despite the criticism political rivals leveled at him for remarks this month belittling the military service of Senator John McCain, the party's candidate in 2008....
  • CISA: the dirty deal between Google and the NSA that no one is talking about

    07/29/2015 10:43:18 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 29, 2015 | By Evan Greer and Donny Shaw
    One of the things that civil liberties activists like to lament about is that the general public seems to care more about Google and Facebook using their personal data to target advertising than the government using it to target drone strikes. The reality is that both types of abuse are dangerous, and they work hand in hand. It’s hard to find a more perfect example of this collusion than in a bill that’s headed for a vote soon in the U.S. Senate: the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, or CISA. CISA is an out and out surveillance bill masquerading as a...
  • French Farmers Block German, Spanish Trucks

    07/29/2015 10:00:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    The Local ^ | 27 Jul 2015
    UPDATED: French farmers said on Monday they had blocked and turned back as many as 300 trucks importing food from Germany, the latest protest against a fall in food prices.Farmers set up checkpoints on six roads between Germany and France late on Sunday night and said they would continue their action until later Monday. "We've already held back between 200 and 300 lorries transporting products that are distorting competition for us," said Franck Sander, local head of the FNSEA farming union. "For example, we made a lorry carrying Babybel (cheese) turn back. Consumers think this is French but the cheese...
  • Planned Parenthood spends $12 million to re-elect Obama (Flashback 2012)

    07/29/2015 7:03:30 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 8 replies
    LifeSite ^ | October 26, 2012 | By Susan Michelle Tyrrell
    October 26, 2012 (Bound4Life.com) - Hey, America, do you know what you’re funding when your taxes go to “women’s health” via Planned Parenthood? You think I’m going to say abortion, don’t you? I don’t actually need to say that since you’d have to be brain dead not to know that part. But how about to Barack Obama’s re-election? Wait, you say! Not us! We give my money to Planned Parenthood because women’s health is important. Our tax dollars should support this crucial organization. Government grants and funding to Planned Parenthood in the last reported year, 2009-2010, was $487.4 million —...
  • Director Michael Bay releases first trailer for ‘Benghazi’ movie

    07/29/2015 6:52:00 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 13 replies
    MSNBC ^ | July 29, 2015 | By Adam Howard
    Action movie mogul Michael Bay’s latest bid for critical respectability may come at Hillary Clinton’s expense. Bay, who has been the brains behind blockbuster franchises including “Transformers” and “Bad Boys” has turned the tragic 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi into a big budget thriller. And if its first trailer is any indication, it won’t depict the former secretary of state’s handling of the incident in a flattering light. “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” – which is based on a non-partisan, non-fiction book by Mitchell Zuckoff – aims to be a ripped-from-the-headlines portrayal of the...