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  • Pope to say D.C. Mass in Spanish in bow to 'Hispanic population'

    09/02/2015 3:50:40 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 70 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2 Sep 15 | Paul Bedard
    In a bow to the huge U.S. Hispanic population and the Catholic Church's advocacy of immigration, Pope Francis plans to give his Washington Mass Sept. 23 in Spanish, according to Cardinal Donald William Wuerl. "The Mass is going to be in Spanish," Wuerl said Wednesday while previewing the pope's trip to reporters. "It's a recognition of how large the Hispanic population in the United States is," said Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington. "And he's coming as the first pope from the New World and the predominant language in this hemisphere is Spanish," added Wuerl of the Argentine-born pope. Francis, meanwhile, will...
  • McConnell: Obama's 'Partisan Contest' Raises Even More Doubts on Iran Deal

    09/02/2015 2:14:50 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    Newsmax ^ | September 2, 2015 | Todd Beamon
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Wednesday blasted the Obama administration for reducing the debate on the Iran nuclear deal to "a partisan contest" that "raises even more serious questions about its durability and merits." "While the president may be able to sustain a veto with the tepid, restricted and partisan support of one third of one House of Congress over Americans' bipartisan opposition, it will require a bipartisan Congress to strengthen our defenses in the Persian Gulf and to stand up to the inevitable Iranian violations of the agreement that will need to be addressed after he has left office,"...
  • Scott Walker opens Texas swing promising to`wreak havoc on Washington’

    09/02/2015 1:10:14 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | September 2, 2015 | Jonathan Tilove
    HIGHLAND PARK — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker brought his mild manner, shy smile and promise to “wreak havoc on Washington” if elected president to a century-old soda fountain in the North Texas enclave of Highland Park Wednesday, opening a three-day swing through Texas. “One of the things I heard inside there and I hear from other people across the country is that Americans are looking for someone to shake things up,” Walker said, speaking before a throng of reporters after spending more than an hour working his way through the crowd of folks gathered at the Highland Park Soda Fountain....
  • Don Pelayo And The Reconquista Of Spain (History Repeats Itself)

    07/07/2007 2:29:00 PM PDT · by GFritsch · 10 replies · 765+ views
    TFPF Forum ^ | 7/7/2007 | Felipe Barandiaran
    One fascinating aspect of the Old Testament is God’s interventions favoring those who do all they possibly can while facing overwhelming odds and counting on Him to do the impossible. As we read about David and Goliath, Gideon and the Battle of Jericho, the Maccabees and others, we have the impression that God actually dons armor and goes to battle on their side. New Testament history counts a number of such interventions. Among these is the marvelous story of the Reconquista, or recapture of Spain from Islamic domination. Jihad Less than seventy years after the death of Mohammed in 632,...
  • Texas Student Under Fire For Remarks About Slain Deputy Arrested

    09/02/2015 11:37:37 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 87 replies
    KWTX ^ | September 2, 2015 | Rusty Surette
    HUNTSVILLE (September 2, 2015) A Sam Houston State University student under fire for her remarks on social media about a slain Texas deputy has been arrested on an unrelated warrant. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office confirms Monica Foy was arrested Tuesday night at her home for an assault warrant in Harris County. "Around 7:30 p.m. our agency received a call from someone making us aware of the warrant. We confirmed it was active. We went to her home and she was taken into custody without any problems," said Lt. Brady Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald couldn't confirm who made the call about the...
  • Islamic State’s Caucasus ‘province’ claims first official attack on Russian forces

    09/02/2015 10:27:23 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 4 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | September 2, 2015 | By Thomas Joscelyn
    The Islamic State’s so-called “province” in the Caucasus region has claimed responsibility for its first official attack since its was established earlier this year. In a statement released online (seen above), and translated by the SITE Intelligence Group, the group says “the soldiers of the Caliphate were able to mount an attack on barracks of the Russian army in southern Dagestan, in Magharamakint village.” The raid allegedly “led to the killing and wounding of a number of them.” Afterwards, “the soldiers of the Caliphate returned to their positions safely and with spoils, and unto Allah is all praise and gratitude,”...
  • Jorge Ramos Uses Wall but Wants Open Borders for the Rest of Us

    09/02/2015 8:56:40 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Sep 2015 | Patrick Courrielche
    America got a first-hand look at how Mr. Trump’s deportation plan would be administered when Univision’s Jorge Ramos unwittingly volunteered to demonstrate the process at an Iowa press conference. After refusing to wait his turn in line to ask questions of the Republican presidential candidate, Mr. Trump “deported” Mr. Ramos from the press conference, then proceeded to bring him back in after he agreed to wait his turn – making Trump’s comprehensive immigration reform plan look quite feasible. For those unfamiliar with Jorge Ramos, he is the debonair host of the Hispanic news show Noticiero Univision. He’s an “anchor baby”...
  • Hillary Clinton’s unfavorable rating approaches record territory: poll

    09/02/2015 7:18:50 AM PDT · by McGruff · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 2, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s unfavorable numbers are approaching record territory, according to a poll released Wednesday. Fifty-three percent of Americans said they view Mrs. Clinton unfavorably, up 8 points since midsummer, while 45 percent said they view her favorably, down 7 points, the ABC News/Washington Post poll said.
  • 2015: The Year China Goes Broke?

    09/02/2015 6:48:14 AM PDT · by Sam's Army · 10 replies
    The National Interest ^ | September 1, 2015 | Gordon G. Chang
    Beijing’s efforts to defend both stocks and the currency are severely straining its finances. China, the Financial Times noted Friday, could exhaust its foreign exchange reserves within a year as it defends the value of its plunging currency, the renminbi. The paper’s arithmetic is correct of course, but the projection, which at first sounds alarming, is actually optimistic. Beijing might be broke in months—and maybe by the end of this year—despite now holding the world’s largest foreign exchange reserves. At the same time, the Chinese central government has been supporting stock valuations through various means, especially the direct purchases of...
  • Milwaukee’s Sheriff Clarke: ‘Stop Trying to Fix the Police — Fix the Ghetto”

    09/02/2015 5:49:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 1, 2015 | 3:09 PM EDT | Zachary Leshin and Michael W. Chapman
    Milwaukee County Sherriff David A. Clarke Jr. criticized the idea that President Barack Obama’s call for reforming the police is helping law enforcement and is instead weakening “the institution of policing,” adding that the solution is to “fix the ghetto” and stop trying to “fix the police.” […] “Look, President Obama has breathed life into this ugly movement,” said Clarke. “And it is time now for good, law-abiding Americans to rise up, like they did in Houston around that Chevron station [where the deputy sheriff was murdered], an outpouring.” “But it just can’t be symbolic,” said the sheriff. “We now...
  • Surrender Monkey Mitch McConnell Caves On Planned Parenthood

    09/01/2015 9:40:06 AM PDT · by xzins · 67 replies
    CHQ ^ | 9/1/2015 | CHQ Staff
    Before the battle to withdraw federal funds from baby body parts trafficker Planned Parenthood has even begun the Senate’s Republican Majority Leader, Senator Mitch McConnell, has already surrendered. In an interview with Lexington, Kentucky TV station WYMT McConnell announced “that funding the government Mitch McConnellis the top challenge facing him when he returns to the Capitol next week” and he would work with the White House to come up with budget levels to keep the government open past Sept. 30 without a rider defunding baby body parts trafficker Planned Parenthood. “The Senate Democrats have a big enough number to prevent...
  • IRS: New York Lost Most Tax Paying Residents In 2013

    09/01/2015 8:44:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/01/2015 | KERRY PICKET
    More taxpaying residents left New York than any other state in the nation, IRS migration data from 2013 shows. During that year, around 115,000 New Yorkers left the state and packed up $5.65 billion in adjusted gross income (AGI) as well. Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) notes, “This new data shows that New York will remain America’s ‘Biggest Loser,’ having lost nearly 1.6 million taxpayers between 1985 and 2013. Those residents took with them more than $80.8 billion in annual AGI.” “The phenomenal failure of New York to retain taxpayers and businesses is directly related to its uncompetitive tax and...
  • JAPAN SURRENDERS TO ALLIES, SIGNS RIGID TERMS ON WARSHIP; TRUMAN SETS TODAY AS V-J DAY (9/2/45)

    09/02/2015 4:31:54 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 71 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 9/2/45 | Frank L. Kluckhohn, William S. White, Robert Trumbull, Herbert L. Matthews, Charles Hurd, more
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 EDITORIALS29 30 31 LETTERS TO THE TIMES32 33 34
  • 'I Want a Blue-Eyed Yazidi': Teen Describes Islamic State Slave Market

    09/02/2015 4:06:41 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    AFP ^ | 9/2/15
    Kidnapped, beaten, sold and raped: the Islamic State group is running an international market in Iraq where Christian and Yazidi women are sold as sexual slaves, a teenager who escaped told AFP Tuesday. Jinan, 18, a Yazidi, was captured in early 2014 and held by IS jihadists for three months before she managed to flee, she said on a visit to Paris ahead of the publication Friday of a book about her ordeal. Seized as IS fighters swept through northern regions inhabited by the Yazidi religious minority, Jinan was moved around between several locations before being bought by two men,...
  • Disturbing Graffiti of Police Officer at Gunpoint Appears Around Houston

    09/02/2015 2:43:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 9/1/15 | Debra Heine
    There have been eight police officers killed by gunfire in just the past month, 24 total killed since the beginning of the year, counting yesterday’s shooting death of Lieutenant Charles Joseph “Joe” Gliniewicz of the Fox Lake Police Department in Illinois.Last week, two Louisiana officers were killed by gunfire in separate incidents, and two officers in Mississippi were shot to death during a traffic stop in May. Police all across the nation are understandably on edge.Amidst this unsettling atmosphere, someone in the Houston area thought it would be a good idea to stencil some graffiti of a police officer with...
  • Missouri Executes Second Man for ’89 Murder of Kansas City Teen

    09/02/2015 1:52:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Missourinet ^ | September 1, 2015 | Mike Lear
    Missouri has executed the second of two men who kidnapped, raped and murdered a 15-year-old Kansas City girl in 1989. Roderick Nunley was executed by lethal injection at the state prison in Bonne Terre. His official time of death was 9:09 p.m. He offered no final statement. Nunley’s execution comes 19 months after Missouri executed in the same room his partner in those crimes, Michael Taylor. Nunley and Taylor admitted to kidnapping Harrison the morning of March 22, 1989, while she was waiting for her school bus. They took her to Taylor’s mother’s house, forced her to crawl to the...
  • Ousted WABC Reporter: I Was ‘Fired for Telling the Truth’

    09/02/2015 1:47:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 1, 2015 | Emily Smith
    SNIP She will also claim in soon-to-be-filed papers that she was axed after reporting on what she believes was a wrongful conviction. Archie Cosey was sentenced to 25 years to life in New York for conspiracy and murder in 1998 after pleading guilty. He later said his guilty plea “resulted from threats from one or more co-defendants,” but a judge denied his bid to withdraw the plea. Wallace believes she was unfairly treated by her boss Camille Edwards, who is so tough she was nicknamed “Camevil” by newsroom staff. SNIP “She was fired for telling the truth. Sarah uncovered information...
  • Trump-loving model 'attacks stewardesses, threatens to bring down Vegas flight [comfort cat tantrum]

    09/02/2015 12:21:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 101 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | September 2, 2015 | Evan Bleier
    An international flight from Las Vegas to Frankfurt made an emergency landing in Denver escorted by two F-16 fighter jets on Friday night after what officials called a 'disturbance on the plane.' It turns out the 'disturbance' was an international model and the flight had to land in the Mile-High City after she threw a hissy fit over her 'comfort cat' and even threatened to 'bring the plane down'. Zaneta Hucikova is being held at an immigration detention facility after she allegedly struck a flight attendant who denied her access to her cat, prompting the landing at Denver International Airport........
  • Obama Reacts to Texas Deputy Murder: ‘Targeting Police Officers Is Completely Unacceptable’

    09/01/2015 5:07:52 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/01/2015 | Charlie Spiering
    On his way to Alaska this afternoon, President Obama called Kathleen Goforth, the widow of the slain Texas Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth who was shot and killed at a gas station while he was fueling a police cruiser. “On behalf of the American people, I offered Mrs. Goforth my condolences and told her that Michelle and I would keep her and her family in our prayers,” Obama said in a statement released this evening. Obama said that he promised Goforth’s widow that he would continue to praise bravery of police officers who served their communities.
  • The Left’s Deranged Attack on Clarence Thomas

    09/01/2015 9:09:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 1, 2015 | Betsy McCaughey
    Black lives matter — unless, apparently, you’re Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. The left is renewing its venomous, racist attacks on Thomas in the aftermath of his dissent in the Supreme Court’s 6-3 ruling in favor of gay marriage. Actor George Takei smeared Thomas as a “clown in blackface.” The Huffington Post called his dissent “beyond ridiculous” and tarred him as a hypocrite for opposing a court-created “right” to gay marriage: “Clarence Thomas is married to a white woman — something that would be illegal today, if it weren’t for the Supreme Court’s historic Loving v. Virginia ruling.” As if...
  • UN: Gaza could be ‘uninhabitable’ by 2020 if trends continue

    09/01/2015 7:56:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 1, 2015 7:38 PM EDT | Cara Anna
    A new United Nations report says Gaza could be “uninhabitable” in less than five years if current economic trends continue. The report released Tuesday by the U.N. Conference on Trade and Development points to the eight years of economic blockade of Gaza as well as the three wars between Israel and the Palestinians there over the past six years. Last year’s war displaced half a million people and left parts of Gaza destroyed. The war “has effectively eliminated what was left of the middle class, sending almost all of the population into destitution and dependence on international humanitarian aid,” the...
  • Saudi Freshman Tries to Rape Idaho Student, Gets Released, Tries it Again

    03/21/2015 10:58:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 03/21/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    It’s hard to say who comes off worst in this story; Sultan Bamoallem, a Saudi student who kept trying to assault women (and possibly men) on campus… or the university and cops who let him go to do it again. An ISU student is accused of entering multiple dorm rooms and inappropriately touching the occupants over a two-week period.Sultan Bamoallem, a freshman finance major from Saudi Arabia, faces multiple misdemeanor charges including trespassing, battery and stalking.Pocatello police said on Feb 23, Bamoallem entered a female student’s dorm in Turner Hall. Police said the student woke up to a partially-clad...
  • Iran Deal on the Verge of Senate Success (Updated) (Video)

    09/01/2015 7:31:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 9/1/15 | Niels Leniewski
    The Democratic senator who holds the seat long occupied by Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. has put the Obama administration on the verge of victory on the Iran deal.Sen. Chris Coons announced on the campus of the University of Delaware Tuesday that he would provide the 33rd vote against a resolution of disapproval for the P5+1 nuclear agreement with Iran. That puts the agreement one vote short of the number needed to sustain a presidential veto.Coons began his speech to an abundance of local television cameras by expressing concerns about provisions of the deal, including enforcement mechanisms.(video at link)“I...
  • [Nat'l Institutes of Health] NIH Bills Taxpayers for Aborted Baby Body Parts

    09/01/2015 7:20:24 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 9/1/15 | Bill McMorris
    The federal government uses taxpayer dollars to buy body parts harvested from aborted babies, according to a new video.The Center for Medical Progress released a ninth video featuring major Planned Parenthood partner Advanced Bioscience Resources on Tuesday. The company’s procurement manager, Perrin Larton, said that one of the company’s biggest buyers is the National Institutes of Health.“We continued to send tissue to people like NIH,” Larton told the undercover videographers. “Even though the government was paying for it, fetal tissue weren’t put in that little box of embryonic because it’s different.”An NIH spokeswoman declined to comment on the use of...
  • Clinton Told Aide to Send Classified Info to Personal Email Address

    09/01/2015 7:08:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 44 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 9/1/15 | Lachlan Markay
    On the same day that the “hacktivist” group WikiLeaks posted tens of thousands of classified State Department communications online, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told a top deputy to send now-classified information to her personal email address, newly released emails reveal.“Here’s my personal email,” Clinton told former Sen. George Mitchell, then Clinton’s special envoy for Middle East peace. “Pls use this for reply.”Mitchell responded with details of discussions with Italian foreign minister Franco Frattini. Most of the contents of the email, released by the State Department on Monday night, are redacted pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act exemption designed...
  • Obama Justice Dept. backs Planned Parenthood against La. Gov. Jindal

    09/01/2015 7:02:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/1/15 | Valerie Richardson
    The Obama administration has sided with Planned Parenthood in its effort to keep its contract with Louisiana, arguing in a court filing that the state’s decision to defund the organization may be in violation of the federal Medicaid Act. The Justice Department filed a “statement of interest” late Monday in favor of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, arguing that “thus far, Louisiana has not proffered sufficient reasons to terminate Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast Inc. (“PPGC”) from its Medicaid program.” “If Louisiana terminates PPGC from participation in its Medicaid program without providing any justification related to PPGC’s qualifications to perform or bill...
  • Fox News Will Air Exposé of Planned Parenthood’s Baby-Parts Scandal

    09/01/2015 7:00:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Big Government ^ | 9/1/15 | Austin Ruse
    Fox News is reportedly set to air Planned Parenthood: The Hidden Harvest on September 4 at 10 p.m., which will shine a light on the controversial undercover videos that have gone viral.The hour-long report will look inside the undercover campaign of David Daleiden and his Center for Medical Progress, how they trained themselves to be experts in at least talking about the arcane world of baby-parts harvesting, and how they wormed their way into a position of trust with senior managers of Planned Parenthood and tissue procurement companies who buy from them.Troy Newman, president of the pro-life group Operation Rescue,...
  • Planned Parenthood on Sanger: She 'Made Some Controversial, Harmful Statements'

    09/01/2015 6:56:51 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/1/15 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – In an interview with National Public Radio on Thursday focused on black pastors demanding that a bust of eugenicist Margaret Sanger be removed from the museum’s “Struggle for Justice” civil rights exhibit, a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) criticized the founder of the nation’s largest abortion provider. "There is no doubt that Margaret Sanger made some controversial, harmful statements that Planned Parenthood does not uphold,” Alencia Johnson told NPR. “What we do know is that her fight for birth control access for all women — and her partnership with leaders like W.E.B. DuBois, Mary McLeod...
  • Suit: The Minimum Wage Is A Ploy To ‘Break’ The Franchise Model

    09/01/2015 6:52:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/1/15 | Connor D. Wolf
    Franchisees argued in an appeals court Tuesday that the Seattle $15 minimum wage doesn’t just disproportionately hurt their businesses, it was designed to be that way.Seattle led the way in implementing a $15 minimum wage back in June of 2014. To help mitigate the potential for economic harm, the increase was written to phase in over the course of several years, with small businesses allowed extra time to adjust. Small businesses except individually owned franchisees.“Hundreds of small, locally-owned businesses and thousands of their employees are unfairly threatened by Seattle’s new law,” The International Franchise Association President Steve Caldeira said back...
  • Mosby to have fundraiser days after pretrial hearings in Freddie Gray case

    09/01/2015 6:48:47 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 9/1/115 | Jean Marbella
    altimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby has a campaign fundraiser with tickets ranging from $250 to $1,000 scheduled for Sept. 16 — just days after key pre-trial hearings in her case against the police officers charged in Freddie Gray's arrest and death.The fundraiser's timing has sparked criticism, coming as it does after a judge is asked to rule on major issues such as whether the closely watched case should be tried outside the city, or even dismissed. Circuit Judge Barry Glenn Williams will hear motions Wednesday and on Sept. 10, and city officials have been preparing for any protests or unrest...
  • Rowan County, Kentucky, Clerk Kim Davis releases statement [sodomite unions]

    09/01/2015 6:44:24 PM PDT · by markomalley · 65 replies
    WLWT ^ | 9/1/15 | Ben Petracco
    ROWAN COUNTY, Ky. —Late Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to extend the temporary stay of a federal court order involving Rowan County Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis.The federal court previously ordered Davis to issue marriage licenses to the plaintiffs who filed suit against her.Liberty Counsel represents Davis and appealed that order.The lower court order was temporarily stayed until Aug. 31, but now that the Supreme Court has declined to act, the stay of the order is no longer in effect.In light of these developments, Davis released the following statement:I have worked in the Rowan County Clerk's office for 27 years...
  • Kate Steinle's Family Files Claim Against San Francisco, ICE, BLM for Pier 14 Shooting

    09/01/2015 6:20:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 9/1 | Lisa Fernandez, Bob Redell and Cheryl Hurd
    Kate Steinle's Family Files Claim Against San Francisco, ICE, Bureau of Land Management for Pier 14 ShootingThe family of a young woman gunned down along Pier 14 in San Francisco filed claims against local and federal agencies on Tuesday, saying those agencies' failings led to her death. Kate Steinle, 32, was killed on July 1 while taking a stroll with her father along the San Francisco landmark when Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, an undocumented immigrant with a criminal history, allegedly shot her. Lopez-Sanchez, who said he doesn't remember the shooting, allegedly used a large caliber handgun that belonged to a federal...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What Should You Cross The World To See Quiz - Wednesday, September 2, 2015

    09/01/2015 5:59:58 PM PDT · by LUV W · 110 replies
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  • Formal Surrender Ceremony, U.S.S. Missouri, Tokyo Bay (9/1/45 New York Time)

    09/01/2015 4:57:58 PM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 28 replies
    archive.org ^ | 9/1/45
    Find links to two special broadcasts in a reply below.
  • Judge orders Rowan clerk to appear in court Thursday after she again denies marriage licenses

    09/01/2015 4:25:48 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 30 replies
    Kentucky.com ^ | 1 Sep 15 | John Cheves
    A federal judge has ordered Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis and her deputies to appear in his courtroom Thursday and explain why Davis should not be held in contempt of court for refusing to issue marriage licenses. Shortly after opening her doors Tuesday, Davis told two same-sex couples who asked for marriage licenses that she would not issue them, despite a federal court injunction ordering her to do so. In a brief but tense encounter between Davis and a couple dozen marriage-equality demonstrators who crowded into her office, the clerk repeatedly refused to comply with the court order. "Under whose...
  • Russia Claims North Pole for Itself, Plants Titanium Russian Flag on Floor of Arctic Ocean

    09/01/2015 3:57:59 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 8/05/15 | Morgan Chalfant
    Russia formally staked its claim Tuesday to a large portion of the Arctic Ocean that includes the North Pole, even planting a flag on the floor of the ocean below the area to exercise its control. If the United Nations committee that arbitrates sea boundaries accepts Russia’s claim, the waters will be subject to Moscow’s oversight on economic matters, including fishing and oil and gas drilling, though Russia will not have full sovereignty. Under a 1982 United Nations convention, the Law of the Sea, a nation may claim an exclusive economic zone over the continental shelf abutting its shores. If...
  • Slain Cop Identified as Manhunt Continues for Suspects (Fox Lake, IL)

    09/01/2015 2:46:05 PM PDT · by Southside_Chicago_Republican · 20 replies
    abc7chicago.com ^ | Sept 1, 2015 | Meghan Keneally
    The police officer who was fatally shot this morning outside of Chicago has been identified as a longtime veteran of the local police force, the mayor said. Joseph Gliniewicz was named as the police officer that was killed in Fox Lake, Illinois. The manhunt for three suspects believed to be involved in the shooting is underway and involves state and local officials, Lake County Sheriff's Department Det. Chris Covelli said this afternoon. "Not only did Fox Lake lose a family member but I lost a very close friend," Fox Lake Mayor Donny Schmit said at a news conference. He said...
  • Only One Quarter of Undecided Democratic Primary Voters Have Favorable View of Hillary Clinton

    09/01/2015 2:25:34 PM PDT · by lbryce · 8 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | September 1, 2015 | Morgan Chalifant
    A quarter of likely Democratic primary voters unsure of whom to vote for in 2016 have a favorable view of Hillary Clinton as the former secretary of state disputes controversy surrounding her private email system. In contrast, 57 percent of undecided Democratic voters hold an unfavorable view of Clinton, according to a Public Policy Polling survey released Tuesday. Among all likely Democratic primary voters, Clinton is enjoying a favorable/unfavorable rating of 63/26 percent, her worst to date. Clinton fairs particularly poorly among voters who support her competitors. Eighty percent of Democrats who plan to vote for former Rhode Island Gov....
  • Jeb Bush paints Trump as pro-Hillary liberal New Yorker in attack video

    09/01/2015 1:49:49 PM PDT · by lbryce · 62 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 1, 2015 | David K Li
    Jeb Bush launched his first video attack against Donald Trump on Tuesday, bashing him for his past support of “liberal” issues and even for living in Manhattan. Bush finally got off the canvas after weeks of relentless battering by the real estate mogul, who has soared to the top of the GOP presidential polls. In an 81-second video hit titled “The Real Donald Trump,” Bush highlighted Trump’s praise for Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and one-time support for a laundry list of favorite liberal causes. The former Florida governor sewed together a string of old news clips that included: During an...
  • DO ‘ALL LIVES MATTER’ OR NOT?

    09/01/2015 1:41:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 9.1.15 | William Murchison –
    The cold-blooded murder of a Houston-area sheriff’s deputy raises the question anew.Who gets believed, in our age of ever-present media, is who talks the loudest. Donald Trump, for example. Then there’s the Black Lives Matter movement, with its clamorous dedication to the idea that white racism is behind the killing of black men around the country, nothing else — not circumstance, not misjudgment, not fear — just out-and-out racism, end of discussion, period, shut up. Accordingly, Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman’s morally incontestable claim — “all lives matter” — isn’t getting much traction with those committed to the Black...
  • Surging Ben Carson pulls even with Donald Trump in Iowa poll

    09/01/2015 1:16:36 PM PDT · by lbryce · 65 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 1, 2015 | Geoff Earle
    A new poll in early battleground Iowa has former brain surgeon Ben Carson surging into a tie with Donald Trump for the first time in the GOP presidential contest — a stunning jump for a political novice who is the latest outsider to shake up the race. Trump and Carson, who came to prominence when he laced into President Obama at a televised prayer breakfast in 2013 as the president looked on, each got 23 percent in the Monmouth University poll released Monday. Former Hewlett-Packard executive Carly Fiorina — another outsider who has never held elective office — is third...
  • 15 Arrested in Spain for Smuggling Migrants on Jet Skis From Morocco

    09/01/2015 12:58:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    The Local ^ | 30 Aug 2015
    Fifteen people were arrested this month in Spain for smuggling Moroccan migrants into the country on water scooters, authorities said on Saturday, terming it a "very dangerous practice." The revelation came as Europe's migrant crisis snowballed with Austrian police rescuing a group of dehydrated migrants found in a truck, days after the bodies of 71 migrants, believed to be Syrian, were found in an abandoned former poultry lorry. "In August, 15 people were arrested for bringing Moroccan migrants to Spanish shores," the Guardia Civil, a paramilitary police force, said in a statement without specifying the nationality of those held. In...
  • Vandals Sought After Racist Attack on San Francisco Church

    09/01/2015 12:52:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    KTVU ^ | AUG 29 2015
    Police search for vandals behind racist attack on churchPolice in San Francisco are looking for the vandals who spray painted hate-filled and racist graffiti inside a Baptist church in the Bayview District. San Francisco police sent detectives to the church on Oakdale Avenue. What they found was vandalism that caused great damage and pain. Sponsored Links 15 Child Stars Who Grew Up to Be Gorgeous MSN Keeping a Modern Eye on Digital Eye Strain Future of Personal Health | Mediaplanet The damage is not on the outside of St. Paul's Tabernacle Church in the Bayview. It was inside. Photo Vandals...
  • Jeb Honoring Hillary Clinton for Public Service

    09/01/2015 12:49:07 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 37 replies
    Instagram ^ | Sept 1, 2015 | Donald J. Trump
    Jeb, "We recognize the commitment to someone who has devoted her life to public service..." https://instagram.com/p/7GXcgxGhbG/
  • Police hunt for 3 suspects after Chicago-area officer killed

    09/01/2015 11:11:49 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 23 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 1, 2015
    CHICAGO -- A manhunt was underway in far north suburban Fox Lake, after a police officer was shot and killed while chasing three suspects on foot, CBS Chicago reports. Lake County Major Crimes Task Force Cmdr. George Filenko said an officer was shot Tuesday morning near Rollins Road and Route 59. At a late-morning news conference, Lake County Sheriff's Det. Chris Covelli said, around 7:50 a.m., the officer radioed he was pursuing three suspects, after looking into their "suspicious activity." Police lost radio contact with the officer, who was later found with a gunshot wound. Shortly after the news conference,...
  • Donald Trump: U.S. Treats Illegals Better than Vets

    08/30/2015 9:53:28 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 89 replies
    Brietbart ^ | August 30, 2015 | Tony Lee
    On Saturday, GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump said illegal immigrants are treated better than Wounded Warriors and veterans in America. Speaking in Nashville at a National Federation of Republican Assemblies event, Trump said that “illegal immigrants, in many cases–not in all cases, but in many cases–are treated better than our veterans, who are the greatest people we have.” Trump spoke about some of the horrors veterans have had to face in accessing basic medical care and services and vowed that veterans would be treated like first-class citizens under a Trump administration.
  • Officer dies, manhunt for 3 armed suspects in Fox Lake, ILLINOIS

    09/01/2015 10:26:44 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 30 replies
    WGNtv ^ | 9-1-2015
    Officer dies, manhunt for 3 armed suspects in Fox Lake Posted 9:16 AM, September 1, 2015, by WGN Web Desk, Updated at 12:08pm, September 1, 2015 FOX LAKE, Ill. -- A manhunt is underway for three armed suspects after a Fox Lake police officer was fatally shot in the head Tuesday morning, sources tell WGN. At a brief news conference Tuesday, authorities said they were searching for two white men and one black man. A large perimeter has been set up and multiple helicopters and K9s units are searching the area. Police will not confirm the officer has died, only...
  • Under Attack, Jeb Bush Releases Video Of Donald Trump’s Past Liberal Stances [VIDEO]

    09/01/2015 9:00:31 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 64 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 1, 2015 | Alex Pappas
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, the frequent recipient of attacks from Donald Trump, is out with a new video compilation of the New York businessman taking liberal positions in past interviews. The video from the Bush campaign comes a day after Trump’s campaign released a social media video drawing attention to Bush’s past statement that illegal immigration is an “act of love” while showing examples of illegal immigrants who have gone on to commit violent crimes. The video — which the campaign calls “The Real Donald Trump” — shows videos from years ago of Trump taking liberal positions on abortion,...
  • Somali Militants Overrun Base of African Union Forces

    09/01/2015 9:50:47 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 9 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | SEPT. 1, 2015, 10:19 A.M. E.D.T | AP
    Somali Militants Overrun Base of African Union Forces By THE ASSOCIATED PRESSSEPT. 1, 2015, 10:19 A.M. E.D.T. MOGADISHU, Somalia — Al-Shabab overran an African Union base in southern Somalia early Tuesday, a Somali military official said, in the latest display of the Islamic extremists' capacity to hit back amid a prolonged offensive against them. The attack in the small farming town of Janale started with a suicide car bombing at the base's gate, followed by a firefight which lasted more than an hour, said Col. Ahmed Hassan. The African Union force in Somalia, known by its acronym as AMISOM, insisted...
  • The World Fiat Economy - Living on borrowed time?

    09/01/2015 8:58:35 AM PDT · by citizen · 32 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | Aug. 18, 2011 | Nick Barisheff
    I read decades ago that the average life expectancy of a fiat economy is about 40 years. I searched and quickly found this article titled "Gold and Fiat Currency: 40 Years Later," a four-year old article dealing with the ill-advised decision to have the world's reserve currency dump the gold standard.The US economy and those of the world in general is at or is fast approaching that life span of about 40 years. These economies are moving at different speeds and thus are of differing maturities but one thing is common. Too many of them rely on some form of...