Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $28,228
33%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 33% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Extended News (News/Activism)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Group: Piece of metal may solve mystery of Amelia Earhart's disappearance

    10/30/2014 8:14:51 AM PDT · by bkopto · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/30/2014 | Emma Lacey-Bordeaux
    Could one of aviation's most enduring mysteries be solved? An aircraft recovery group says it may already have a part of Amelia Earhart's plane, and it thinks it knows where to find the rest of it. The International Historic Aircraft Recovery Group says new testing of a piece of metal found in the vast waters of the Pacific Ocean in 1991 gives the group "increasing confidence" that it's a part of the Lockheed Electra. In a press release the group argues that the aluminum debris is likely a patch that Earhart had put on her plane in place of a...
  • Bill Cosby threw me down on his bed and pinned me by my neck....

    10/30/2014 8:08:28 AM PDT · by bkopto · 56 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10/27/2014 | Lycia Naff
    When comedian Hannibal Buress delivered his recent merciless tongue-lashing at Bill Cosby, calling him a serial 'rapist', there was one woman who was paying particularly close attention. When Barbara Bowman was a teenager she was emotionally and sexually abused by the TV star and in an exclusive interview with MailOnline she describes in chilling detail how Cosby manipulated her into believing he was a father figure and took advantage of her youth, vulnerability and yes, even ambition, to have his way with her over and over again. 'I was drugged and raped by that man,' she tells MailOnline. 'He is...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Budget cuts, errant B1 bomber blamed in deadly ‘friendly fire’ accident in Afghan war

    10/30/2014 7:49:19 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 8 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 30 Oct 14 | Rowan Scarborough
    The “friendly fire” airstrike that killed five American soldiers in Afghanistan on June 9 is the first known case of a battlefield catastrophe that can be linked to automatic defense spending cuts that greatly curtailed prewar training. A review of the worst American fratricide in the long Afghanistan war also shows that the military’s official investigation faults a Green Beret commander, an Air Force air controller and the four-man crew on the B-1B bomber that conducted the errant strike. PHOTOS: Top 10 U.S. fighter jets But the investigation, headed by an Air Force general, does not question the use of...
  • Cruz: We don't need another Romney or McCain in 2016

    10/30/2014 7:43:17 AM PDT · by bkopto · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct 30, 2014 | Jeremy Diamond
    Republicans are doomed in 2016 if they again nominate a candidate like Mitt Romney or John McCain, Sen. Ted Cruz said Thursday. Cruz, a tea party favorite who is considering a presidential bid, said his party needs to nominate a "strong conservative" to win back the White House in 2016. If not, Hillary Clinton will be president, he said in an interview on CNBC. When asked if former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is too far to the left to fit the conservative bill, the junior senator from Texas said he is a "fan of Jeb Bush's" but added that "we...
  • Jeb Bush: My son 'didn't talk to me'

    10/30/2014 7:10:09 AM PDT · by McGruff · 17 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 10/30/14 | JONATHAN TOPAZ |
    Jeb Bush is throwing cold water on his son’s statement that the former Florida governor will more than likely run for the 2016 presidential nomination. In an interview that aired Thursday on MSNBC, Bush — backstage at a campaign event in Colorado on Wednesday for Republican Senate candidate Cory Gardner and gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez — said that his son’s opinions didn’t necessarily reflect his own. “He’s got an opinion. He didn’t talk to me,” the former Republican governor said, when asked about George P. Bush’s statement last Sunday that it’s a better than 50-50 chance his father will run...
  • Three brothers ‘abused 54 girls in Rotherham - but remain at large’ ( UK )

    10/29/2014 1:14:17 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    Sheffield Telegraph ^ | 28 October 2014
    Three brothers alleged to have abused more than 50 girls in Rotherham remain at large - despite police being told about their activities more than a decade ago, it has been claimed. A former Rotherham Council researcher said mentions of the brothers, who are of Pakistani descent, featured ‘very heavily’ in a dossier she produced for police in 2001 on suspected abusers in the town. But the information was never acted upon - and the researcher has told MPs that the men have never been prosecuted for the alleged abuse, despite facing other charges on different criminal matters. In her...
  • NIMITZ PUTS JAPAN’S LOSS AT 58 OF 60 SHIPS; 24 SUNK, 13 OTHERS HIT MAY HAVE GONE DOWN (10/30/44)

    10/30/2014 4:11:30 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 19 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 10/30/44 | George Horne, Frank L. Kluckhohn, Lindesay Parrott, Drew Middleton, Harold Callender, W.H. Lawrence
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
  • Poll: Perdue surges ahead of Nunn [women driving surge]; Deal leads Carter

    10/30/2014 2:51:20 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Atlanta Business Chronicle ^ | October 29, 2014 | Carla Caldwell
    Republican David Perdue h as surged ahead of Democrat Michelle Nunn in the race to fill the senate seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, according to the latest poll by SurveyUSA conducted for Atlanta Business Chronicle broadcast partner WXIA-TV. With less than a week to go before the election, Perdue has 48 percent of the vote. Nunn has 45 percent. In a SurveyUSA poll last week, Nunn held 46 percent of the vote and Perdue had 44 percent. Libertarian Senate candidate Amanda Swafford polled at 3 percent. Five percent of voters are undecided. Perdue's gain is credited...
  • Senate Ethics Committee: We Lost Complaint On Harry Reid And Obama Admin Getting Visas For Clients

    10/30/2014 2:03:57 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/29/14 | Patrick Howley
    The Democrat-controlled Senate Select Committee on Ethics said that it never received a complaint pertaining to Democratic Sen. Harry Reid and the Obama administration’s efforts to approve visas for certain investors, according to a government watchdog group, despite previously confirming that it received the complaint — and saying that it opened an investigation. **SNIP** And when The Washington Times wanted comment for a Jan. 21, 2014 report on the complaint, a “spokesman for the ethics committee and Chairwoman Barbara Boxer, California Democrat, said they couldn’t comment on the details of any investigation.”
  • MU poll has Walker leading Burke [w/ likely voters], with turnout still key

    10/30/2014 1:10:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | October 29, 2014 | By Craig Gilbert
    Republican Gov. Scott Walker leads Democratic challenger Mary Burke 50% to 43% among likely voters in the latest survey by the Marquette University Law School. That represents a change from other Wisconsin surveys in recent weeks — including a Marquette poll two weeks ago — that showed the race essentially tied. The Marquette results released Wednesday underscore just how much turnout matters to the outcome of the contest for governor. Walker's gains were not among the broader population of registered voters, but among those who said they were certain to vote Tuesday. That's the group defined as "likely voters" in...
  • Democrats Accused Of Posing As Republican Election Judges In Colorado

    10/29/2014 3:14:21 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 42 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | october 29, 2014 | greg campbell
    The Colorado secretary of state is investigating allegations that some Boulder County Republican election judges are actually Democrats in disguise. Boulder County GOP Chairwoman Ellyn Hilliard initially raised the alarm when visiting polling locations where she didn’t recognize some of the GOP judges who are tasked with comparing voter signatures on mail ballots to protect against vote fraud. She became alarmed when she noticed some ballots whose signatures clearly didn’t match those on file for the voter being accepted. Deputy Secretary of State Suzanne Staiert began investigating and confirmed to the Daily Camera that she found “some troubling inconsistencies with some...
  • British Islamists: The Caliphate Will Expand to Europe and the U.S.

    10/29/2014 6:04:27 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 24 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 16/9/14
    British Islamist Anjem Choudary recently warned the West: "Hands off Muslim lands... When we've established the shari'a, we will come to you." Choudary, speaking on a panel that included British Islamists Abu Rumaysah and Abu Baraa, showed an image of Buckingham Palace with a superimposed minaret and dome and said: "We will remove your regime and implement the shari'a in Europe." Abu Rumaysah said: "One day Obama will witness his own country being run by the shari'a, Allah willing." The statements were posted on the Internet on October 16, 2014. Following are excerpts: “Abu Rumaysah”: We have grown up in...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 30 October 2014

    10/29/2014 5:59:33 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 61 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ CLOSE QUARTERS U.S. Navy Airman Tyler Dufford tightens a bolt on a water break aboard the forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington in the East China Sea, Oct. 18, 2013. The Washington and Carrier Air Wing 5 provide a combat-ready force to protect and defend the maritime interests of the United States and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Liam Kennedy Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring...
  • Nurse Kaci Hickox says she won't obey Maine's Ebola quarantine: I won't be "bullied by politicians"

    10/29/2014 4:33:41 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 114 replies
    today.com ^ | 10-29-2014 | Eun Kyung Kim
    Nurse Kaci Hickox — who remains symptom-free after spending three days in a New Jersey isolation tent after flying home from Ebola-stricken West Africa — remains under quarantine at home in Maine, but for only another day, she tells TODAY's Matt Lauer. “I don’t plan on sticking to the guidelines. I remain appalled by these home quarantine policies that have been forced upon me, even though I am in perfectly good health and feeling strong and have been this entire time completely symptom free,” said Hickox, who wouldn’t emerge from Maine’s 21-day voluntary quarantine until Nov. 10.“I truly believe this...
  • DNC head: Democrats 'stand on their own' (& flee Hussein)

    10/29/2014 4:08:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/29/14 | Jesse Byrnes
    Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) said that with just six days until the midterm elections, Democrats are standing on their own, apart from President Obama. "As someone who is on the ballot myself in six days from now, I can tell you that any candidate wants to be able to stand on their own," Schultz told MSNBC on Wednesday. "That's what our candidates are doing. They're focused on the issues that matter to their constituents," she said, adding "of course we have a common agenda that really unites us all," citing jobs and the economy. Democrats are...
  • Congressman's son resigns after voter fraud video (Virginia RATS Jim & Patrick Moran)

    10/29/2014 3:36:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    CBS News ^ | 10/25/12 | Brian Montopoli
    The field director for Virginia Democratic Rep. Jim Moran - his son Patrick Moran - has resigned after being secretly recorded seemingly advising a conservative journalist masquerading as a supporter that utility bills could be used to aid in voter fraud. **SNIP** It shows a Project Veritas "investigator" telling Patrick Moran that he has a friend who is seeking to "get in a van" and vote on behalf of about 100 people. Patrick Moran responds with skepticism, but is later shown saying the person voting on behalf of others could potentially use "utility bills or something like that." "He'll need...
  • Per Twitter: Tillis campaign saying internals show tie

    10/29/2014 3:24:21 PM PDT · by LS · 10 replies
    Self via Twitter | 10/29/2014 | LS
    Apparently the Tillis campaign is now saying its internals show a tie. Normally I'd be disinclined to believe internals, but this would jibe with virtually every trend in the country now---NM, WI, IA, GA, and so on.
  • FBI Under Fire for Fake News Site to Nab Suspect

    10/29/2014 2:45:48 PM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    AFP via Yahooo ^ | October 28, 2014 | Rob Lever
    The FBI has come under fire from media organizations following disclosures that it created a fake news website to track down a suspect in a bomb threat case. Documents revealed the FBI created a fake Associated Press news article that appeared to be in the Seattle Times, to trick the suspect to install malware that would reveal his location. The incident dates back to 2007, but the documents surfaced this week after a security research for the American Civil Liberties Union tweeted a link to the case file on Monday. "The FBI impersonating the press is just as irresponsible as...
  • California issues quarantine policy for Ebola exposure

    10/29/2014 2:25:35 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 21 replies
    Los Angeles times ^ | Oct 29 2014 | J serna
    Anyone arriving in California from an Ebola-affected area and who has had personal contact with a person infected with the deadly virus will be quarantined for 21 days, according to an order issued Wednesday by the state's public health director. The order provides a more nuanced set of guidelines to assess the risk associated with people returning from regions afflicted by an Ebola outbreak -- currently Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea -- than the controversial blanket quarantines in New Jersey, New York and Maine.
  • New Poll Suggests That Millennials Will Be Voting Republican This Election

    10/29/2014 1:54:15 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 13 replies
    In The Capital ^ | 10/29/14 @4:29pm | Tess VandenDolder - Staff Writer, Politics
    Since 2008, the Millennial generation has been the backbone of the Democratic party. It was young votes that catapulted Barack Obama to the presidency that and year, and kept him in the White House in 2012. But now a new poll out shows that it just might be Millennial voters that will contribute to the predicted Republican sweep on November 4. According to a national study released by the Institute of Politics at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, among Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 who say they will “definitely be voting” in this election, 51...
  • Quinnipiac: Male Voters ‘Going Republican’ Give Beauprez Lead In Poll (Colorado - 45% to 40%)

    10/29/2014 1:48:16 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 24 replies
    kcnc ^ | October 29, 2014 8:18 AM
    DENVER (CBS4) – A new poll out Wednesday morning from Quinnipiac University shows Republican Bob Beauprez with a lead over Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper in Colorado’s governor’s race. The poll shows Beauprez with 45 percent and Hickenlooper with 40 percent. That’s a reversal from last week when Hickenlooper led the race by 1 percent.
  • New String Of Ebola In The Democratic Republic Of The Congo; DFAT Advises Against Travel

    10/29/2014 1:45:50 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 25 replies
    au.ibtimes ^ | 29 Oct 2014 | By Athena Yenko
    The Australian government recommends for Australians to reconsider their need for travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or DRC, because of a new string of Ebola virus spreading in the region. The said string of Ebola is different from the deadly virus that is widely spread in West African countries. For those Australians already in DRC, they should be aware that many African countries had banned travelers coming from heavily infected areas. According to the World Health Organisation, or WHO, the virus in DRC was identified to have come from Zaire species, a string that could have evolved...
  • While Wearing Hamas Green, State Department Spokesman [ Jen Psaki ] Avoids Offending Hamas

    10/28/2014 6:33:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | October 28, 2014
    As State Department spokesman Jen Psaki appeared to be going out of her way to avoid implicating Hamas in an act of terrorism, she was coincidentally dressed in a shade of green reminiscent of Hamas’ color. When asked by AP reporter Matt Lee about reports that the terrorist leanings of a 14 year-old Palestinian-American boy named Orwa Hammad, Psaki pleaded ignorance. Hammad was reportedly hurling molotov cocktails before being killed by Israeli Defense Forces (IDF); Psaki played dumb.
  • CBS World News Today – October 29, 1944

    10/29/2014 12:01:19 PM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 1 replies
    archive.org ^ | 10/29/44
    Douglas Edwards CBS World News Today
  • Netanyahu is a 'chicken(bleep)? Here's what's next for America and Israel

    10/29/2014 11:40:33 AM PDT · by lbryce · 36 replies
    Fox ^ | October 29, 2014 | Fox Staff
    <p>WH officials reportedly called Netanyahu names like 'coward'</p> <p>A top, unnamed Obama administration official calls an important leader, a “chickensh*t.”</p> <p>Was this a hard-nosed warning aimed at the Ayatollah Khamenei to pressure Iran to destroy those 23,000 centrifuges before next month’s nuclear negotiating deadline?</p>
  • Md. Board of Elections Probe Republican-To-Democratic Ballot Switch Claims

    10/29/2014 9:26:14 AM PDT · by yoe · 42 replies
    CBS ^ | October 29, 2014 | Meghan McCorkell
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ)—Early voting just started last week in Maryland, but there are already accusations that some voting machines are changing Republican votes to Democrat. Now Republicans are calling for an investigation by the State Board of Elections. [snip]As Marylanders go to the polls, there are concerns that the vote you cast may not be for the candidate you want. “We’ve heard from scores of citizens in our district and around the state who have had this problem where they hit one button to vote for one person, and when they go to the summary they see that the other...
  • Obama Loses Democratic Crowd During Speech — Again

    10/29/2014 8:40:21 AM PDT · by lbryce · 8 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 27, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    For the second time in just a few days, President Obama saw some of his Democratic Party listeners walk away while he was in the middle of delivering a speech at the podium. This time, the trouble was in Wisconsin, and before a partly progressive-minded crowd for gubernatorial hopeful Mary Burke, The Weekly Standard reported. Mike Lowe, a political reporter, tweeted (@MikeLoweReports): “Some people — not a lot, but some — are leaving as the president is speaking.” The exodus comes on the heels of a similar one that occurred in Maryland, at a Democratic Party campaign event on Oct....
  • The Truly Daffy Demonization of the Brothers Koch

    10/29/2014 8:34:35 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 15 replies
    Ingram's Magazine ^ | October, 2014 | Jack Cashill
    As Wichita’s Koch family has learned the hard way, the surest way to make mortal enemies in contemporary America is to build a hugely successful business, stick to your principles, and care about the future of your country. A bantam-weight among those enemies is The Kansas City Star. Not above the occasional rabbit punch, Star editors jabbed away with a recent story headlined, “Conservative Koch group launches TV ad attacking Orman in Kansas Senate race.” Never mind that the Kochs are libertarians, not conservatives. What intrigues about the story is that hundreds of groups run ads every campaign season. To...
  • Obama White House Bothered, Bewildered and On The Ropes

    10/29/2014 8:17:22 AM PDT · by lbryce · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 27, 2014 | Wesley Pruden
    The days dwindle down to a precious few, and the White House continues to be bewitched, bothered and bewildered. The gang that can’t shoot straight keeps banging away. A lot of feet at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. are riddled with holes. The Republicans demonstrated remarkable discipline in this campaign, committing few mistakes and this time saying a minimum of silly and destructive things, standing aside while Barack Obama and his befuddled legion make their incompetence a centerpiece of the campaign. The Republicans have finally taken to heart the ancient wisdom that when your opponent is shooting himself, be kind, considerate and...
  • UN warns Spain against migrant deportations

    10/29/2014 7:29:54 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 17 replies
    AFP ^ | 29 Oct 2014
    Geneva (AFP) - The UN on Tuesday warned Spain over plans to instantly deport migrants who clamber over the border fence into its north African territories, saying Madrid could end up breaking international law. "UNHCR is concerned over a proposal by Spain to legalise automatic returns of people trying to cross border fences into its enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla," said the UN refugee agency's spokesman William Spindler. Spindler told reporters that UNHCR understood the "complexity" of border management in the two enclaves, which are tucked into Morocco's Mediterranean coast. But blanket, on the spot deportations could fall foul of...
  • Group sues Maryland over ‘illegal’ voters

    10/28/2014 6:12:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Watchdog ^ | October 27, 2014 | Kenric Ward
    An election-watch group is suing Maryland over the alleged presence of noncitizens on the state’s voting rolls. The lawsuit, filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, asserts that individuals who opted out of jury duty because they were not legal U.S. residents have cast ballots in at least three Maryland elections. Based on the number of potential unqualified voters identified in Frederick County, up to 7 percent of Maryland’s registered voters could be illegal immigrants, according to estimates. “Their continued appearance on these lists makes it nearly impossible for Maryland law to prevent these declared noncitizens from casting votes...
  • New York Ebola doctor 'LIED to police about his travel': They found out from his MetroCard

    10/29/2014 5:01:31 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 74 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | October 29, 2014 | Chris Pleasance
    The doctor currently being treated for Ebola in New York lied to police about travelling around the city for six days before he was quarantined, it has been revealed. Dr Craig Spencer initially told officers that he had isolated himself in his Harlem apartment after returning from Guinea where he had been treating people for the illness. It was only when cops checked his MetroCard and bank statement that they realised he had been roaming the city for nearly a week, visiting a sandwich shop, taking an Uber cab, and going bowling. It was only when officers rang Dr Spencer...
  • BRITISH WIN KEY DUTCH BASE, CLOSE ON BREDA; 40,000 GERMANS FLEE TO ESCAPE DESTRUCTION (10/29/44)

    10/29/2014 4:30:36 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 13 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 10/29/44 | Gene Currivan, Milton Bracker, Morrie Landsberg, Bertram D. Hulen, Charles Hurd, Hanson W. Baldwin
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 THE NEWS OF THE WEEK IN REVIEW14 15 16 17 18 19
  • Obamacare Cancellations are Really Just “Invitations” to Get Better Plans (Exempt Pelosi knew)

    10/29/2014 2:55:43 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/29/14 | Michael Schaus
    In order to be a big-government liberal, mental gymnastics and verbal tap-dancing must come naturally. In an impressive display of verbal flexibility, a Health and Human Services official explained that Obamacare is really just a benevolent feature of a loving government that is completely incapable of coercion or force. According to Joanne Grossie from the HHS, no one is being “forced” into the public exchanges. She even insisted that people who have found themselves kicked off their previous healthcare plans are actually quite lucky; because their previous plans were obviously inadequate clunkers that catered only to their gullibility and stupidity…...
  • TRUMP ON OBAMA: ‘I NEVER THOUGHT IT WOULD BE THIS BAD'

    10/28/2014 10:32:40 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 29,2014 | Breitbart tv
    Donald Trump said that he “never thought it [the Obama administration] was going to be bad” on Tuesday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel. Trump laid out numbers on the economy and then declared “I never thought it was going to be this bad. It's turned out to be a disaster, whether you look at Ebola, with the no quarantine people coming in and it's going to get worse. We sent 4,000 soldiers over to fight [Ebola].” He also criticized Hillary Clinton for arguing corporations don’t create jobs, saying “well, she's going over to the Elizabeth Warren side of things…that's...
  • Beshear plans round of positive economic announcements to districts with Dems facing tough races

    10/28/2014 10:22:40 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 2 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/28/2014 | Nick Storm
    Gov. Steve Beshear is planning to do his best Publishers Clearing House impression as he heads to western Kentucky Wednesday to deliver oversized checks and make state transportation and other project announcements along side three incumbent House Democrats who face tough re-election fights on Nov. 4. Beshear will join Rep. Jim Glenn, D-Owensboro, at noon in Owensboro Wednesday to announce a County Agriculture Investment Program for Daviess County, Green River Area Beef Improvement Group, the governor’s office announced late Tuesday. Other local legislators will also be on hand, including Republican Sen. Joe Bowen and Democratic Rep. Tommy Thompson. Glenn is...
  • U.S. Sen. Warren starts Grimes' weeklong push toward Election Day with high-profile surrogates

    10/28/2014 8:30:20 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/28/2014 | Kevin Wheatley
    Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes began her one-week sprint to Election Day flanked by one of the most popular members of her party. Before the week’s up, she’ll be joined again by a former president and his wife, whom many believe will be the Democratic nominee for president in 2016 if she decides to run. Grimes was joined by U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., before about 400 supporters at the Copper and Kings Distillery in Louisville Tuesday, and the two hemmed close to Grimes’ primary talking points on the campaign trail. In Warren, who made her second appearance...
  • Obamacare sends health premiums skyrocketing by as much as 78 percent

    10/28/2014 7:57:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 28, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    Covering pre-existing conditions and ‘essential benefits’ raising insurance plan costsThe Affordable Care Act was supposed to make health care more affordable, but a newly released study of insurance policies before and after Obamacare shows that average premiums have skyrocketed, for some groups by as much as 78 percent. Average insurance premiums in the sought-after 23-year-old demographic rose most dramatically, with men in that age group seeing an average 78.2 percent price increase before factoring in government subsidies, and women having their premiums rise 44.9 percent, according to a report by HealthPocket scheduled for release Wednesday. The study, which was shared...
  • Creighton University to offer same-sex benefits

    10/28/2014 6:30:37 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 23 replies
    KETV ^ | Oct 27, 2014
    OMAHA, Neb. —Creighton University will soon offer health benefits to legally married same-sex spouses of its employees despite the objections of the local Catholic archbishop. Creighton President Rev. Timothy Lannon announced the change Monday. He said 21 of the 28 Jesuit universities in the U.S. already offer similar benefits. Lannon said Creighton continues to support the Catholic Church's teaching about marriage. But he added the university is taking this step to meet the needs of its employees and remain competitive with other universities that already offer similar benefits. Lannon outlined the decision in a letter sent to trustees. Below is...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What Part of Halloween Are You Quiz - Wednesday, October 29, 2014

    10/28/2014 6:00:02 PM PDT · by LUV W · 93 replies
    The Best Troops and Veterans In The World and their families, too!! | Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | LUV W and the Canteen Support Crew
    ~ Freeper Canteen ~ Canteen Mission Statement-- Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Today We Want You To Take The..... What Part Of Halloween Are You Quiz Click HERE and take the quiz! To share your results, click on the green "HTML" button, then copy and paste the code into a "Reply" box. Have fun! Please remember that The Canteen is here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly.
  • DOWN TO THE WIRE: Rasmussen Has Beauprez Up Two, Still Too Close To Call(Colorado - it's 49% to 47%)

    10/28/2014 4:01:35 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 19 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | October 28, 2014
    Just a week out from election day and a new poll released by Rasmussen today has former Rep. Bob Beauprez up by 2 points on Gov. John Hickenlooper, 49%-47%. This is a marked contrast from earlier this month when Hick was up by 4 points on Beauprez (50%-46%). And, when we look beyond the toplines, it doesn’t get any better for Hick. Beauprez is up by 7 points with those who have already cast their ballots (51%-44%), just like having money in the bank already. Even though Hick leads among those who haven’t cast a ballot (50%-46%), he has to...
  • Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren set to campaign for Grimes in Kentucky just before election

    10/28/2014 2:55:29 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 21 replies
    WDRB ^ | 10/28/2014
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Alison Grimes's campaign says Hillary Clinton will return to Kentucky on November first for a last minute push before Election Day. Grimes will also be welcoming Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren as well. Warren will be at a Grimes rally at Copper and Kings distillery in Butchertown on Tuesday evening. Over the weekend, Grimes will join Clinton at campaign events in Northern Kentucky and Lexington, just a few weeks after Hillary Clinton appeared in Louisville to speak on behalf of Grimes. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren will be at an Alison Lundergan Grimes rally at Copper and Kings...
  • 'Operation' game inventor can't afford his surgery

    10/28/2014 2:22:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    MSN ^ | 10/28/14 | Hailey Lee
    Fifty years ago, John Spinello, a student at the University of Illinois, invented the board game 'Operation' which lets kids pretend to be surgeons. Now at the age of 77, Spinello can't afford his own real-life operation, reports Huffington Post. The oral surgery that he needs will cost him $25,000—a burdensome bill after selling the rights to his 'Operation' game to Milton Bradley for just $500.
  • Local Maryland Gov't Vietnam Memorial honoring Viet Cong

    10/28/2014 12:05:08 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 28 replies
    Montgomery County Gov't Building | 27 Oct 2014 | 11th_VA
    How low can we go In Montgomery County, Maryland, they have a Vietnam Veterans Memorial at a local Gov't building (dis)honoring Americans and Honoring Communist VC. In the photo below, the Vietnam Vet hat is on a shelf with a copy of the "Pentagon Papers". On the shelf below, is a worn out American flag sitting next to a pair of dirty VC slippers (a sign of disrespect in many cultures) with the inscription, "Vietnam Vet worn 'Ho Chi Minh Sandals," with a short narrative how the Ho Chi Minh trail was used to supply VC.
  • Sen. Mark Udall (D, Colorado) Slapped with FEC Complaint

    09/10/2014 11:33:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    RedState ^ | September 9th, 2014 | Aaron Gardner
    Mark Udall, who yesterday had to apologize for his use of beheaded Americans as a political shield in his weekend debate with Republican opponent Rep. Cory Gardner, has been hit with an accusation of a campaign finance violation. What Senator Mark Udall did, which was caught on camera by Revealing Politics, is a rather blatant violation of the Federal Elections Commission rule which bans the practice of federal candidates soliciting non-federal funds. While a named guest at a fundraising event for State Representative Crisanta Duran, Chairwoman of Colorado’s powerful Joint Budget Committee and rumored contender for House Majority Leader, Udall...
  • Voting Machines in Maryland Change Votes For Republicans to Votes For Democrats (First IL, now MD)

    10/28/2014 10:55:51 AM PDT · by xzins · 98 replies
    Townhall ^ | Oct 28, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Last week a voting machine in Cook County, Illinois switched votes for Republicans to votes for Democrats. Election officials blamed a "calibration error" for the change. Now, the same thing is happening in Maryland and again officials are citing a "calibration error." More from Watchdog.org: Voting machines that switch Republican votes to Democrats are being reported in Maryland. “When I first selected my candidate on the electronic machine, it would not put the ‘x’ on the candidate I chose — a Republican — but it would put the ‘x’ on the Democrat candidate above it,” Donna Hamilton said. “This happened...
  • Tom Corbett Wins With Campy Halloween Campaign Ad (PA Governor Race)

    10/28/2014 10:54:35 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 3 replies
    Philadelphia Magazine ^ | 10-28-2014 | Victor Fiorillo
    Tom Corbett Wins With Campy Halloween Campaign Ad “You think this is scary? Have you seen Tom Wolf’s plan for raising the state income tax?” BY VICTOR FIORILLO | OCTOBER 28, 2014 AT 10:23 AM If you believe most of the pollsters, Tom Corbett is down by double digits, though a new poll released on Monday claims the gap between Corbett and challenger Tom Wolf is only 7 points. But whatever the outcome of the election, Corbett has a winner with this campy Halloween ad. Watch: Tom Corbett Halloween Ad .....
  • Cotton: Amnesty Would Drive Down Wages and Increase Unemployment

    10/28/2014 10:00:28 AM PDT · by xzins · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Oct 2014 | Dan Riehl
    In discussing U.S. immigration policy on Monday’s “Laura Ingraham Show,” U.S. Senate Tom Cotton (R-AR) cited illegal immigration as a “major issue” in his race in Arkansas, while also pointing out that based upon non-partisan analysis, the so called Gang of Eight bill previously passed by the Senate "would both drive down wages in America and increase unemployment". "I think we need to get Americans back to work before we worry about increasing the number of guest workers, or temporary visa holders we have in the country," he added. “In so many ways, this bill is just like Obamacare --...
  • Lawmaker claims plans may be in pipeline to bring non-citizens to US for Ebola treatment

    10/28/2014 7:44:35 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 25 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 10-28-2014 | FoxNews.com
    Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, told Fox News that his office has received "information from within the administration" that these plans are being developed. So far, only American Ebola patients have been brought back to the U.S. for treatment from the disease epicenter in West Africa. Goodlatte warned that expanding that policy could put the country at more risk. "Members of the media, my office have received confidential communications saying that those plans are being developed," Goodlatte said Monday night. *************** The conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch also reported, shortly before Goodlatte sent the letter,...
  • Ouch: Wendy Davis is losing women by double-digits

    10/28/2014 7:11:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 28, 2014 | Ashe Schow
    Wendy Davis, the Democratic nominee for governor of Texas, was supposed to be the candidate of women’s rights, what with her 11-hour filibuster of a bill that would ban abortions beyond 20 weeks (5 months). But sadly for her, women may not even be responding to her message. Davis trails her opponent, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, by a whopping 12 points among likely female voters, according to a new NYT/CBS/YouGov poll. Forty-nine percent of women surveyed preferred Abbott, compared to 37 percent for Davis.