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  • Outrage as military vehicles, equipment taken from officers in wake of Obama order

    11/24/2015 1:51:04 PM PST · by Wyrd bi ful ard · 24 replies
    Foxnews ^ | Nov 23 2015 | Adam Shaw
    Valuable vehicles and equipment are being yanked from law enforcement agencies across the country by the Obama administration in the wake of the president’s post-Ferguson order -- as sheriffs and lawmakers tell FoxNews.com the equipment is needed, and losing it could put officers and the communities they serve in danger. "These things are useful tools and the president taking them away will put more officers in jeopardy and at risk of harm or even death. I don’t know how he can sleep at night knowing his actions will have those repercussions," Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Ala., told FoxNews.com. President Obama issued...
  • Hostages held in northern French town of Roubaix

    11/24/2015 12:42:27 PM PST · by traumer · 2 replies
    A group of armed men are said to have taken hostages in the northern French town of Roubaix near the border with Belgium, reports say. A police operation is under way and an area of the town has been cordoned off. Local media said the incident took place at around 19:00 local time (18:00 GMT). The incident does not appear to be related to the ongoing security situation in France following the 13 November attacks in Paris. Gunshots were fired, according to reports and local residents. The armed men may have been planning a robbery, reports say.
  • Exposed: Obama’s Love for Jihadis and Hate for Christians

    11/24/2015 12:24:40 PM PST · by detective · 30 replies
    Human Events ^ | Monday Nov 23, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim |
    Obama recently lashed out against the idea of giving preference to Christian refugees, describing it as "shameful:": "That's not American. That's not who we are. We don't have religious tests to our compassion," loftily added the American president.
  • Obama Lectures On Refugees: "We Must Uphold Our Ideals Now"

    11/24/2015 12:18:57 PM PST · by Biggirl · 29 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 24, 2015 | Pam Key
    Tuesday at a press conference with French President Francois Hollande, President Barack Obama declared it “our humanitarian duty” to help out with refugees fleeing the Middle East. Obama said, “Americans will not be terrorized. I say all this because another part of being vigilant, another part of defeating terrorists like ISIL is upholding the rights and freedoms that define our two great republics. That includes freedom of religion.
  • Tunisia bus of presidential guards targeted in blast

    11/24/2015 12:16:00 PM PST · by jpl · 1 replies
    BBC News ^ | Tuesday November 24, 2015 | BBC News
    An explosion has hit a bus carrying presidential guards in Tunisia's capital, Tunis, officials say. At least 12 people have been killed in the blast, the interior ministry said. The explosion, during rush hour in the city's main avenue, was an attack, a presidential source said. Tunisia has been targeted by the Islamic State group, including an attack by a gunman on the beach resort of Sousse in June, killing 38 people, mostly foreign tourists.
  • Is it really 'unchristian' to resist forced settlement of refugees?

    11/24/2015 11:57:56 AM PST · by hemogoblin · 44 replies
    Christian Action Network ^ | 11-24-2015 | Alec Rooney
    Let us share a trend from Christian Action Network’s Facebook page, where supporters “Like” the things we do and haters bombard us with profanity and/or insults. When we announced our recent petition drive to keep Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe from settling Syrian refugees in our home state (it’s still open; sign it here), the negative reactions all had a similar tone: that we are “unchristian” for opposing a huge, hasty and very political importation of strangers into our midst from a region known for terrorism and extremist violence. Here are some choice examples: How Christian of you.. WWJTA? (Who would...
  • Team Trump: Media ‘Can’t Overpower Donald Trump, He’s a Leader’

    11/24/2015 9:56:29 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/24/2015 | Dan Riehl
    Donald Trump's campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is directly targeting the media: We see it with the Mainstream media all the time. They write stories that are factually inaccurate. They're never held account. And I think in general the American people are tired of being told by the political elites and the media elites what they can and can't do, what they can and can't say. They're tired of it and that's why you saw last night in Columbus, Ohio 14,000 people came out to a Trump rally to hear it first hand from Mr. Trump about what really needs to...
  • Hostage situation reported in northern French town of Roubaix

    11/24/2015 11:44:15 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 41 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 24, 2015
    DEVELOPING: Reuters is reporting that a hostage situation in the northern French town of Roubaix, near the Belgium border, is taking place. Shots reportedly have been fired and medical services personnel have been called to the scene.
  • Poll takes temp of voters on pols, prez race, refugees (Trump 32%, Rubio 18%, Cruz 10%)

    11/24/2015 11:34:12 AM PST · by Red Steel · 8 replies
    Lowell Sun ^ | 11/24/2015 01:49:48 PM | Andy Metzger
    BOSTON -- Massachusetts voters are feeling positive about Gov. Charlie Baker and more of the state's independents plan to vote in the Republican presidential primary than the Democratic Party contest, according to a Suffolk University poll for the Boston Globe published Tuesday. Baker received a roughly 70/15 favorable/unfavorable rating, besting U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (54/34), Boston Mayor Marty Walsh (54/15), Attorney General Maura Healey (43/14) and U.S. Sen. Ed Markey (47/28). About 47 percent of those surveyed Thursday-Sunday agreed with a stance attributed to Baker and 25 governors that "do not want to accept Syrian refugees in their states," while...
  • Former New Hampshire GOP chair moves to take Trump off the ballot

    11/24/2015 9:19:47 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 90 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 24, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    A former chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party says Donald Trump should not be on the Republican presidential primary ballot on Feb. 9 because the GOP frontrunner has not proven he is a registered Republican and has expressed views “inconsistent” with the state and national party’s platform and by laws. In his usual, understated fashion, Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski responded by saying that if this move were approved, “Mr. Trump’s supporters would probably riot in the streets of New Hampshire.” Normally I’d shrug off a comment like that as typical campaign rhetoric, but in this case it’s probably...
  • POLL: 48% of Americans Favor Closing Borders, Halting ALL Immigration NOW

    11/24/2015 6:00:23 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 29 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 24 November 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    According to a new Ipsos-MORI poll, 48% of Americans -and 44% Britons- now favor halting all immigration into their besieged countries... stopping not just Muslims, but everybody. These numbers represent about a five-point jump... Other fun facts: 95% of people in the UK -and 91% of Americans- expect there to be a major terrorist strike on their respective homeland over the coming 12 months... that's a pretty dark outlook to have to get up and face everyday, and over time it's bound to take a toll on you. Hillary and Obama sure are fond of telling us how 'un-American'...
  • Republican donors, operative fueling new anti-Trump ad blitz

    11/24/2015 5:35:07 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/24/15 | Fox News
    Republican donors with links to several presidential candidates - as well as a prominent GOP operative - are pooling their resources in a new effort to go after Donald Trump and keep the party's presidential front-runner from winning the nomination. The most recent bid is a reported "guerrilla campaign" led by a group called Trump Card LLC and run by Liz Mair, former communications official for the Republican National Committee. The group's goal, according to The Wall Street Journal, is to collect money from anonymous donors to "defeat and destroy" Trump, who has essentially led the GOP presidential field since...

    11/24/2015 5:14:49 AM PST · by BigEdLB · 10 replies
    Quinnipiac ^ | 11/24/15 | Pat Smith
    Donald Trump gets 25 percent of Iowa likely Republican Caucus participants in a too-close-tocall race with Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas who is at 23 percent, double his support from four weeks ago, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Dr. Ben Carson has 18 percent, with Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida at 13 percent. This compares to the results of an October 22 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University showing Carson at 28 percent, with 20 percent for Trump, Rubio at 13 percent and Cruz at 10 percent.
  • US Planes Left ISIS Fuel Tankers Unharmed Because 'They Ran Out of Ammunition'

    11/24/2015 10:56:16 AM PST · by xzins · 53 replies
    CNS ^ | November 24, 2015 | Susan Jones
    The U.S. military conducted a second wave of attacks on (parked) ISIS oil tankers in Syria on Sunday, Nov. 22, but the attack fell short of its goal: "The goal was to destroy every truck there. They ran out of ammunition before they were able to do that. But the desire was to destroy every single truck there," said Army Col. Steven Warren, the spokesman for the U.S.-led coaltion fighting ISIS. At a news briefing on Tuesday, Warren played video of the ISIS fuel tankers being bombed or shot with machine gun fire from the air. Warren said all the...
  • 'Sloppy' Russia Got 10 Warnings Before Turkish Shootdown, Says Defense Dept.

    11/24/2015 10:30:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/24/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    The spokesman for the coalition fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria confirmed to reporters at the Pentagon this morning that Turkey gave 10 warnings to Russian fighters before one was shot down over the Syrian border region today. Col. Steve Warren, the spokesman in Iraq for Operation Inherent Resolve, also said Russia greatly "exaggerated" its claims last week to have destroyed 500 ISIS oil tankers with airstrikes. Warren, stressing that the shootdown "is not an issue that involves Operation Inherent Resolve," confirmed two Turkish F-16s on border patrol "engaged" two Russian Su-24s. One Russian aircraft was shot down. The crew...

    11/24/2015 7:37:25 AM PST · by envisio · 33 replies
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  • BTTT! Thanksgiving: Are You Thankful That God Has Provided Free Republic? [FReepathon]

    11/24/2015 9:07:03 AM PST · by onyx · 75 replies
    FREE REPUBLIC | TUESDAY, November 24, 2015 | XZINS
    FReeperEd ^ | 24 Nov 15 | Xzins Posted on 11/23/2015 10:24:58 AM PST by xzins Thanksgiving: Are You Thankful That God Has Provided Free Republic? It's a simple question. It can be answered immediately with a yes or a no. If yes, then let me encourage you to support this site that offers you a chance to have your say unhindered by the establishment trolls found on most other websites. Why thankful to God? Of course, we're thankful first for His providing us with salvation, with abundant blessings, with families, with freedom to practice our faith. But, you...
  • So Far: Syrian Refugees in U.S. Include 2,098 Muslims, 53 Christians

    11/24/2015 6:18:41 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    CNS News ^ | November 17, 2015 | Patrick Goodenough
    By Patrick Goodenough | November 17, 2015 | 4:29 AM EST .insert-box .insert-caption { max-width:315px; } @media (max-width: 315px) { .insert-box .insert-caption { width: 100%; } } Holding crosses painted in the colors of the Syrian opposition flag, Syrian Christians protest persecution in their homeland (Photo: Shaam News Network) (CNSNews.com) – President Obama said Monday that calls from some quarters for the U.S. to admit only Christian refugees from Syria were “shameful,” yet the reality is that today’s refugee system discriminates, not against Syrian Muslims, but against Christians and other non-Muslim minorities.Critics say this is because the federal government relies...
  • CNN, Fox, NBC, ABC, CBS Reportedly Band Together to Push Back Against Trump

    11/24/2015 7:24:38 AM PST · by mandaladon · 82 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 24 Nov 2015 | Elizabeth Preza
    nemy: Donald Trump. The networks want Trump to ease restrictions placed on reporterscovering his events, the Washington Post reports. Over the past few weeks, stories have surfaced that indicate a particularly volatile relationship between Trump and the media. At a rally last Tuesday, a Trump aide threatened to revoke Noah Gray‘s media credentials after the CNN reporter briefly left the designated press area to cover a #BlackLivesMatter protester. The aide told Noah to “get back in the pen” or risk being “f*cking blacklisted.” At a rally Friday, Trump barred members of the press from covering the event, including reporters from...
  • Ted Cruz Gains Momentum in Iowa

    11/24/2015 7:00:01 AM PST · by Isara · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov 24, 2015 | Josh Haskell and Jessica Hopper
    With less than 70 days to the Iowa Caucus, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is seeing larger numbers at his events, increased fundraising, and a momentum that has propelled him to second place in Tuesday's Quinnipiac University poll of Iowa Republican Caucus-goers. Cruz's support has doubled since the last Quinnipiac poll four weeks ago and he finds himself in a dead heat with Donald Trump for the top spot. "The difference over the last two or three months each time he comes to the state, it just seems like there's more excitement and people seem to be starting to understand that...
  • Putin: Downing Of Russian Jet Over Syria Stab In The Back By Terrorist Accomplices

    11/24/2015 5:41:03 AM PST · by Fennie · 57 replies
    Russia Today, Moscow ^ | November 24, 2015
    Turkey backstabbed Russia by downing the Russian warplane and acted as accomplices of the terrorists, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. The plane was hit by a Turkish warplane as it was traveling 1 km away from the Turkish border, Putin said. The plane posed no threat to Turkish national security, he stressed. Putin said the plane was targeting terrorist targets in the Latakia province of Syria, many of whom came from Russia. Russia noticed of the flow of oil from Syrian territory under the control of terrorists to Turkey, Putin said. Apparently, IS now not only receives revenue from the...
  • Putin: Downing of Russian warplane a 'stab in the back'

    11/24/2015 5:14:26 AM PST · by Nextrush · 37 replies
    ITV News ^ | 11/24/2015 | ITV
    Vladimir Putin has responded angrily after Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet near the Syrian border, describing the move as a "stab in the back" that would have "serious consequences" for the countries' relations.....
  • Navajo Indian And Democratic Senator Leaves To Join GOP

    11/24/2015 12:38:28 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 23, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    Arizona Democratic State Senator Carlyle Begay announced Monday he is leaving the Democratic Party and becoming a Republican. Senator Begay is a Navajo Indian and represents an area of Arizona which encompasses the Navajo and Hopi reservations. Begay told the Arizona Republican, "the Republican Party better reflects the values of self-determination and self-empowerment that he holds and wants to emphasize to his district." To announce his decision, Begay released a two-minute video entitled "Change Must Happen Now" explaining his reasoning. Citing the failing education system, high dropout rate, crumbling infrastructure and unemployment rates "as high as 80 percent" in parts...
  • Muslim hoaxer 'Clock Kid' Ahmed Mohamed wants $15 million, written apologies

    11/23/2015 1:23:08 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 72 replies
    suntimes.com ^ | 11/23/2015, 01:46pm | Scott Sutton
    'Clock Kid' Ahmed Mohamed wants $15 million, written apologies Written By Scott Sutton Posted: 11/23/2015, 01:46pm Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old so-called “clock kid” who made headlines after being arrested for bringing a homemade clock to his Texas school, is seeking $15 million in damages and written apologies from the Irving, Texas mayor and police chief.
  • TRUMP ERUPTS AT RNC: 'THAT WASN'T THE DEAL!': GOP elites plot new campaign to harm candidacy

    11/23/2015 6:47:57 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 89 replies
    WND ^ | 11/23/2015 | CHERYL CHUMLEY
    A new campaign is underway by Republican establishment operatives to take out Donald Trump and ensure he's not the candidate of choice for the GOP - and the billionaire front-runner has taken to Twitter to call out the lead player as a "wacko" with few funding friends. Trump described the operation this way on Twitter over the weekend: "A woman who got fired after two days of working with Scott Walker - a wacko - now trying to raise funds to fight me." He was referring to Liz Mair, a brief former campaign worker for Walker's presidential push, who's now...
  • First on CNN: New U.S. intel bulletin provides details of Paris attack plans

    11/23/2015 7:58:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    cnn ^ | 11/23/15 | Evan Perez and Shimon Prokupecz
    The Paris terrorist attackers conducted prior surveillance of at least some of the locations they attacked and showed signs of tactical planning and military-style training, a new U.S. intelligence bulletin says. The bulletin issued by the FBI, Homeland Security department and the National Counterterrorism Center warns U.S. law enforcement to review training to deal with active shooters, according to U.S. officials. The bulletin, which was described to CNN and confirmed by other U.S. officials, advises local law enforcement to go over active shooter scenarios and asks for them to be on the lookout for any suspicious people doing
  • Trump must apologize to Muslim Americans, Jersey City | Editorial

    11/23/2015 3:42:47 PM PST · by SMGFan · 123 replies
    Jersey Journal Editorial ^ | November 23, 2015
    Donald Trump must apologize to Muslim Americans and to Jersey City for his untrue, divisive and reprehensible comments perpetuating an old rumor we thought had rightly died. By repeating – and indeed embellishing – this hateful rumor, Trump once again ratchets up the ugliness in the current political climate. Thousands and thousands of people in Jersey City did not cheer the destruction of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Period. End of story. There is no need to continue to "fact check'' his words. The truth is that Trump's statements are factually, ethically and morally wrong. Those of...
  • Attacks on American Muslims are growing uglier by the day. It must stop.

    11/23/2015 2:27:26 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 235 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 23, 2015 | Petula Dvorak
    Looks like fear — not turkey — is the main course being served in our country this week. Political opportunists running for president have been cooking up a heaping platter of anti-Muslim sentiment since the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks on Paris. They’ve geared us up for an epic Hategiving with their ugly proposals to shut down mosques, register American Muslims and reject Syrian refugees who aren’t Christians.
  • GOP Establishment Targets Trump

    11/23/2015 2:18:08 PM PST · by detective · 67 replies
    The New American ^ | November 23, 2015 | Bob Adelmann
    The latest poll results from Rasmussen weren't cheered by the GOP establishment, which has been holding its breath for months, hoping that the frontrunner would fade and allow someone more willing to toe the establishment's line to come to the fore. The poll, taken last week, wasn't encouraging: 63 percent of Likely Republican Voters think Donald Trump will be the Republican Party's nominee for president (up from 59 percent the week before), while 51 percent of all likely voters agree. Trump's claim that President Obama's decision to allow 10,000 Syrian refugees into the United States next year is the "ultimate...
  • Here Comes Cruz in Iowa [Trump 30%, Cruz 21, Carson 19]

    11/23/2015 12:48:57 PM PST · by VinL · 24 replies
    NRO ^ | 11/23/15 | Rich Lowry
    The CBS poll over the weekend had Cruz nosing into second in Iowa. Trump still leads at 30 percent, with Cruz at 21 and Carson at 19. At this point, I think you have to say Cruz is the favorite to win Iowa .. in fact if this is where the race stood in a poll the weekend before the caucuses, I'd still bet on Cruz because I assume his voters are very motivated and very reliable caucus voters. It's hard to exaggerate how much things have broken Cruz's way. Potential threats to him in Iowa have faded away, with...
  • TV networks hold conference call to discuss Trump treatment (JournoList)

    11/23/2015 12:42:49 PM PST · by TroutStalker · 57 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/23/15 | Hadas Gold
    Executives from several television networks held a conference call on Monday to discuss Donald Trump's campaign treatment of the press, but no immediate action is expected to come from the first call, sources familiar with the call told POLITICO. Another call is scheduled for this afternoon. Representatives from ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and CNN discussed how embeds and reporters from outlets are being treated, including being pushed into media "pens." The Washington Post was first to report on the conference call. It's unlikely a formal unified message will be sent to the Trump campaign unless all the networks agree on...
  • Poll of U.S. Muslims Reveals Ominous Levels Of Support For Islamic Supremacists’ Doctrine ...

    11/23/2015 7:47:54 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 18 replies
    According to a new nationwide online survey (Below) of 600 Muslims living in the United States, significant minorities embrace supremacist notions that could pose a threat to America’s security and its constitutional form of government. The numbers of potential jihadists among the majority of Muslims who appear not to be sympathetic to such notions raise a number of public policy choices that warrant careful consideration and urgent debate, including: the necessity for enhanced surveillance of Muslim communities; refugee resettlement, asylum and other immigration programs that are swelling their numbers and density; and the viability of so-called “countering violent extremism” initiatives...
  • Kuwait news: Russians in ground combat first time in Syria, numerous rebel battalions in retreat

    11/23/2015 1:04:50 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 35 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 11/23/2016 | YOSSI MELMAN
    Report: Russian ground troops arrive in Syria in unprecedented military action By YOSSI MELMAN 11/23/2015 10:49 The Kuwaiti report adds that Russian forces have already taken over multiple strategic positions and have forced numerous rebel battalions to retreat. In an unprecedented move, Russia has sent ground-troops into the Syrian battlefield in support of Bashar Assad as the dictator struggles to maintain his power in the continuous four-year-long civil war, according to a report by Kuwaiti daily al-Rai. The report, which has not been substantiated by other sources, claims Russian military forces have been providing cover for T-90 tanks along with...
  • Trump posts video of Clinton laughing over Benghazi flames

    11/23/2015 1:13:49 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 23, 2015 | By Jesse Byrnes
    GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's latest video, posted online Monday, portrays Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton laughing over flaming images of the Benghazi attack. "Hillary has been having a laugh at our expense for years," reads text at the beginning of the video, followed immediately with a series of video clips of the former secretary of State chuckling. Clinton's laughter can be heard while several news clips fly across the screen highlighting several controversies, from Whitewater to the recent federal investigation into her private email arrangement while at State. The final clip of Clinton laughing — taken from her testimony...
  • Donald Trump leads in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina: polls

    11/23/2015 5:18:31 AM PST · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/23/15 | David Sherfinski
    Billionaire businessman Donald Trump has regained a solid grip on the lead over the rest of the 2016 GOP pack in Iowa and has large leads in the early states of New Hampshire and South Carolina, according to new polling on the Republican field.Mr. Trump was at 30 percent in Iowa, followed by Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas at 21 percent, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson at 19 percent, and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida at 11 percent, according to the CBS News/YouGov poll.In a CBS poll taken in October, Mr. Trump and Mr. Carson had been tied at 27 percent...
  • Poll: Clinton trails top Republicans nationwide

    11/23/2015 4:41:55 AM PST · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/23/15 | Ryan Lovelace
    Hillary Clinton trails the entire top tier of Republican presidential candidates in hypothetical matchups, according to a new survey conducted by Fox News. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio maintains the largest margin of victory over the Democratic presidential candidate, and would beat Clinton today 50-42, according to the poll. Jeb Bush, who has struggled to gain any traction among Republicans, still leads Clinton by 6 points. Donald Trump and Ben Carson each lead by 5 points, and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz holds a 4-point lead over Clinton. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie finishes ahead of Clinton by 3 percentage points. "Rubio...
  • Obama Finally Bombs ISIS Oil Tankers

    11/23/2015 12:15:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 23, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: There are a couple things, folks, a couple of predictions. One thing that I said in that interview and last week -- I mean, this program gets results. Look at this headline. Actually the first line of the story. "Accelerating its attacks on one of the Islamic State's most important sources of income, the US military said Monday it destroyed 283 tanker trucks used by the militants to transport oil from producing fields in eastern Syria to smuggling points." Well, I made the point yesterday in the interview. Wallace said, "What would you do?" They always do...
  • 'Don’t let me down':

    11/23/2015 11:56:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | November 23, 2015 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Sami Kazikhani once risked his life serving alongside U.S. Marines in Afghanistan, but now he, his wife and their young daughter find themselves sleeping in refugee camps and the unfamiliar streets of Europe as they desperately seek a new life in America. Marked for death in his homeland after being outed as a "collaborator" in a dramatic incident at a family wedding, Kazikhani, who was lauded by Marines he once served, was forced to flee last year even while he was applying for safe passage to the U.S. with his wife Yasmiin and infant daughter Roxanna under a special visa...
  • Family of Ahmed the Muslim teen clock making teen demand $15million - plus a written apology

    11/23/2015 11:49:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/23/2015
    Attorneys for the 14-year-old Muslim boy arrested after taking a homemade clock to his Dallas-area school say he was publicly mistreated and deserves $15 million. They also say his rights were ignored. A law firm representing Ahmed Mohamed sent letters Monday demanding $10 million from the city of Irving and $5 million from the Irving Independent School District. The letters also threaten lawsuits and seek written apologies. Ahmed took his clock to school in September, and an educator thought it could be a bomb. Ahmed was arrested but never charged. He was also suspended from school. The family accepted a...
  • 'Complete failure': French intelligence grapples with fallout of Paris attacks

    11/23/2015 11:38:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | November 23, 2015
    French intelligence officials were not aware until days after this month's deadly terror attack on Paris that the suspected mastermind of the carnage had a female cousin living just north of the capital, according to a published report. The Wall Street Journal reports that information provided by Moroccan intelligence tied Hasna Houlahcen to Abdelhamid Abaaoud, enabling authorities to launch the raid that killed the two relatives this past Wednesday in Saint-Denis. However, that lapse and others has left France's security services with uncomfortable questions to answer as the country reels from a second deadly act of terror following the attacks...
  • Emails show DOD analysts told to 'cut it out' on ISIS warnings; IG probe expands

    11/23/2015 11:31:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 103 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | November 23, 2015 | Catherine Herridge
    Analysts at U.S. Central Command were pressured to ease off negative assessments about the Islamic State threat and were even told in an email to "cut it out," Fox News has learned – as an investigation expands into whether intelligence reports were altered to present a more positive picture. Fox News is told by a source close to the CENTCOM analysts that the pressure on them included at least two emails saying they needed to "cut it out" and "toe the line." Separately, a former Pentagon official told Fox News there apparently was an attempt to destroy the communications. The...
  • Did U.S. 'fake' intel on real ISIS threat?

    11/23/2015 11:23:54 AM PST · by amorphous · 18 replies
    WND ^ | 23 Nov 2015
    Some of President Obama's top military officials are the subject of an expanded investigation into intelligence reports that were possibly doctored to paint a rosy picture of progress made in rooting out ISIS positions in Syria and Iraq. At issue is whether analysts at Central Command, which oversees U.S. Department of Defense operations in the Middle East, altered assessments of the campaign against ISIS to make it appear as though the United States and Western partners were making more progress than they really were, at least according to claims from a whistleblower assigned to Centcom, ABC News reported. A whistleblower...
  • New Trump Instagram targets Hillary ("Hillary, there is nothing to laugh about.")

    11/23/2015 10:32:58 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 34 replies
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  • Putin Visits Tehran for Syria Talks (Meets with Ayatollah Khamenei)

    11/23/2015 7:31:30 AM PST · by xzins · 78 replies
    VOA ^ | 23 Nov 15 | VOA
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Tehran for talks with Iranian leaders about the crisis in Syria. On his first trip to Iran in eight years, Putin met with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday, as Russia nears a third month of military engagement in the conflict. The discussions come on a sidelines of a one-day trip to Iran for a summit of gas-exporting countries. Tehran and Moscow have supported Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the ongoing civil war that has crippled the country since 2011 and killed over 250,000 people. The violence has displaced millions more. On...
  • Obama Dropped Leaflets To Give ISIS 45 Minutes Warning Before Bombing

    11/23/2015 9:15:40 AM PST · by Strategy · 74 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | November 22, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    "In Al-Bukamal, we destroyed 116 tanker trucks, which we believe will reduce ISIL's ability to transport its stolen oil products," Warren said. "This is our first strike against tanker trucks, and to minimize risks to civilians, we conducted a leaflet drop prior to the strike. We did a show of force, by -- we had aircraft essentially buzz the trucks at low altitude." The leaflets, which fluttered to the ground about 45 minutes before the strikes, simply said: "Get out of your trucks now, and run away from them. Warning: airstrikes are coming. Oil trucks will be destroyed. Get away...
  • Latest polls point to one dominant Republican candidate

    11/23/2015 8:52:03 AM PST · by GonzoII · 29 replies
    msnbc.com ^ | 11/23/15 09:20 AM | Steve Benen
    Every pundit who said the terrorist violence in Paris would dramatically shake up the race for the Republican presidential nomination, at least for now, appears to have gotten it backwards. Here's the latest Washington Post/ABC News poll. 1. Donald Trump: 32% (unchanged since October) 2. Ben Carson: 22% (unchanged) 3. Marco Rubio: 11% (up one point) 4. Ted Cruz: 8% (up two points) 5. Jeb Bush: 6% (down one point) When it comes to dealing with the threat of terrorism, roughly 4 in 10 Republican voters believe the New York land developer is the most reliable candidate in the GOP...
  • Oh My: Hillary Now Trails Six Different Republicans in New National Poll

    11/23/2015 8:32:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2015 | Guy Benson
    Happy Thanksgiving week, conservatives: Screen grab Poll: At least 7 GOP candidates beat or tie @HillaryClinton if race held today. @SundayFutures pic.twitter.com/to0piVh2lm Fox News (@FoxNews) November 22, 2015 Rubio's up eight, Jeb's up six, Trump and Carson are up five, Cruz is up four, and Christie's up three. Fiorina is tied with Hillary, at 42 percent apiece. The sample is R+1 -- perhaps a bit generous -- but Hillary's fundamentals remain terrible, including a dead-last (38/58) 'honest and trustworthy' score among the field.  And it's entirely plausible that more Americans are identifying as Republicans in the wake of the Paris attacks, especially...
  • Trump Releases His Plan for 2nd Amendment… Leaves Millions Furious (Liberal Heads Exploding)

    11/23/2015 6:11:16 AM PST · by xzins · 66 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 23 Nov 15 | Sela T
    One common criticism of billionaire businessman and presidential candidate Donald Trump is that he far too often speaks in vague generalities and rarely offers specifics about where he stands on the issues. Well,he’s getting specific now, and you want to hear this! “The Second Amendment to our Constitution is clear. The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed upon. Period,” the position paper began. Trump went on to explain that the right to keep and bear arms is a right that pre-exists both the government and the Constitution, noting that government didn’t create the...
  • France's Charles De Gaulle Strikes ISIL Targets in Syria

    11/23/2015 5:18:41 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 14 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 11-23-2015 | Sputnik
    The French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle has conducted first combat operation against the ISIL targets in Syria. Warplanes from the French aircraft carrier "Charles de Gaulle" engaged in their first combat mission, striking Islamic State positions in Syria and Iraq on Monday.
  • Climate change root cause of Syrian war: Britain's Prince Charles

    11/23/2015 2:23:58 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 108 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/23/2015 | Michael Holden
    Britain's Prince Charles has pointed to the world's failure to tackle climate change as a root cause of the civil war in Syria, terrorism and the consequent refugee crisis engulfing Europe. The heir to the British throne is due to give a keynote speech at the opening of a global climate summit in Paris next week where 118 leaders will gather to try to nail down a deal to limit rising greenhouse gas emissions. "Some of us were saying 20 something years ago that if we didn't tackle these issues, you would see ever greater conflict over scarce resources and...