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  • Hillary Clinton accuses China of 'stealing US secrets' ('biting the hand' that fed her and Bubba?)

    07/05/2015 9:51:50 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    BBC News ^ | 7/5/15 | BBC
    US Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has accused China of stealing commercial secrets and government information. She accused China of "trying to hack into everything that doesn't move in America", and urged vigilance. US officials had named China as the chief suspect in the massive hack of the records of a US government agency earlier this year. China had denied any involvement, and called US claims "irresponsible".
  • Fears major bank is 'hours from collapse' as millions vote on Greece’s financial future

    07/05/2015 5:44:45 AM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 38 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 7-5-15 | Lydia Willgress
    (Title edited due to lemgth) Fears the central bank of Greece will collapse following today's referendum are rising as voters flocked to the polls to decide on their country's future. [snip] Officials are set to ask the European Central Bank (ECB) for emergency cash in a bid to stave off financial ruin following tonight's result, it has been reported. [snip] It comes as some sources also suggested ATMs will not open this evening in a bid to save money after EU leaders threatened to withdraw the euro in the event of a 'No' vote.
  • Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney Join Marco Rubio In Attacking Donald Trump Over Immigration

    07/04/2015 11:00:24 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 97 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/04/15 | Matthew Boyle
    As if right on cue after Romney and Rubio, Bush on Saturday afternoon joined the coordinated parade of establishment Republicans attacking Trump. “I don’t think he represents the Republican Party, and his views are way out of the mainstream of what Republicans think,” Bush said Saturday afternoon in New Hampshire. “No one suggests that we shouldn’t control our borders – everybody has a belief that we should control our borders. But to make these extraordinarily ugly kind of comments is not reflective of the Republican Party. Trump is wrong on this.” Trump has been harsh on Bush, Rubio and Romney....
  • Photos=> Benghazi Protester Marches Behind Hillary Clinton at 4th of July Parade

    07/04/2015 1:00:55 PM PDT · by McGruff · 48 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | Jul 4th, 2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    A brave man carrying a Benghazi sign marched behind Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in a Fourth of July parade in Gorham,New Hampshire on Saturday. Photos posted to Twitter by CNN’s Dan Merica show a man marching just a few feet behind Clinton holding a white sign with the word Benghazi on it. The sign is a reference to the September 11, 2012 Islamist terror attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya that killed four Americans: Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty.
  • U.S. stockpiles powerful bunker-buster bombs in case Iran nuclear talks fail

    07/04/2015 2:37:22 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 78 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 3, 2015 | By W.J. Hennigan
    As diplomats rush to reach an agreement to curb Iran's nuclear program, the U.S. military is stockpiling conventional bombs so powerful that strategists say they could cripple Tehran's most heavily fortified nuclear complexes, including one deep underground. The bunker-busting bombs are America's most destructive munitions short of atomic weapons. At 15 tons, each is 5 tons heavier than any other bomb in the U.S. arsenal. In development for more than a decade, the latest iteration of the MOP — massive ordnance penetrator — was successfully tested on a deeply buried target this year at the White Sands Missile Range in...
  • EXCLUSIVE: NYT Debunked: Scott Walker’s ‘I’m Not Going Nativist’ Conversation Never Happened

    07/04/2015 12:34:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 3, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    A conversation about immigration between Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and the Heritage Foundation’s Stephen Moore, reported on by the New York Times this week, never happened. “We have spoken with Stephen Moore and the conversation that was reported did not happen and he will tell you that. I would recommend you reach out to him,” Walker spokeswoman AshLee Strong told Breitbart News on Thursday in response to an article by Jonathan Martin and Maggie Haberman. On Thursday, the reporters wrote: “Stephen Moore, a conservative scholar at the Heritage Foundation who backs an immigration overhaul, called Mr. Walker’s embrace of a...
  • Christian Bakers Fined, Gagged in Gay Cake Case

    07/03/2015 7:28:21 PM PDT · by xzins · 101 replies
    CBN ^ | Friday, July 03, 2015 | CBNNews.com
    An Oregon official certified a ruling Thursday imposing a $135,000 fine against Christian bakers who refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple. The official then ordered the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa not to speak publicly about their conscientous decision to follow their religious beliefs by not baking any cakes for same-sex weddings. The company has gone out of business due to the legal battle. An article by The Daily Signal, a publication of the Heritage Foundation, states that Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian ordered Aaron and Melissa Klein to "cease and desist" from openly professing...
  • Iran takes hard line on inspections, sanctions at nuke talks

    07/03/2015 4:56:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/3/15 | Bradley Klapper and Matthew Lee - AP
    VIENNA (AP) — Iran took a hard line Thursday on two of the biggest demands of world powers in a final nuclear accord, rejecting any extraordinary inspection rules and threatening to ramp up enrichment of bomb-making material if the United States and other countries re-impose sanctions after the deal is in place. Speaking to reporters in Vienna, where diplomats are trying to clinch a comprehensive nuclear pact, a senior Iranian negotiator said the U.N. nuclear agency's standard rules governing access to government information, sites of interest and scientists should be sufficient to ensure that Iran's program is solely for peaceful...
  • Ted Cruz: The United States should stop legitimizing the UNHRC with our membership and withdraw now

    07/03/2015 1:30:49 PM PDT · by Isara · 36 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 07/03/15
    HOUSTON, Texas — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, released the following statement in response to the United Nations Human Rights Council vote in condemnation of Israel:“Our single vote in opposition is just and the abstentions of our friends are welcome, but at this point they are meaningless gestures. It is time to stop ceding moral authority to the UNHRC and tell the truth about this hopelessly biased and anti-Semitic institution. There is no equivalency between Israel’s right to self-defense and Hamas’ genocidal aggression against the Jewish people. There is no equivalence between Israel’s extraordinary efforts to protect civilians and Hamas’...
  • Aetna to acquire Humana for $37 billion [Obamacare Moves Closer to Full Blown Fascism]

    07/03/2015 4:40:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 49 replies
    WDRB-TV ^ | 7/3/15 | Dalton Main
    Aetna has reached a $37 billion deal to buy Humana. A news release from the two companies says Aetna will acquire all outstanding shares of Humana for a combination of cash and stock valued at approximately $230 per share. The deal was unanimously approved by the board of directors....
  • 2016 Breitbart Primary

    07/02/2015 3:19:40 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 62 replies
    Vote Early, Vote Often!!! Just kidding.
  • NASCAR to fans: No more Confederate flags at our races, okay? [More Capitulation]

    07/02/2015 1:55:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 147 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/02/2015 | AllahPundit
    If we’re going to purge “The Dukes of Hazzard,” we might as well get Confederate flags out of American car culture entirely, I guess.For once, I think this is more than mindless corporate piggybacking on a social trend. According to a study done last year, NASCAR has a whiter audience than any other major American sport. Yes, really: At 94 percent, it’s even whiter than the NHL’s (slightly) and the PGA’s. Having the rebel flag in the infield won’t help change that. “As members of the NASCAR industry, we join NASCAR in the desire to make our events among...
  • Donald Trump’s Miss USA Pageant Picked Up by Reelz

    07/02/2015 12:36:35 PM PDT · by onyx · 42 replies
    msn entertainment ^ | July 2, 2015 | Todd Spangler
    Donald Trump has found a TV home for his Miss USA beauty pageant with cable network Reelz, after both NBC and Univision Communications bailed on plans to air the program following the mogul’s remarks about Latino immigrants. The pact is a small victory for Trump, who in the past week has lost his deals with NBC, Univision and Macy’s. The companies cut their ties to the real-estate developer, GOP presidential hopeful and erstwhile TV personality after he called Mexican and other Hispanic immigrants “killers and rapists” who are “bringing crime” into the U.S. in a speech.
  • Andrew Young weighs in on the Confederate flag debate

    07/02/2015 11:48:39 AM PDT · by Protect the Bill of Rights · 27 replies
    My Fox Atlanta ^ | June 29, 2015 | By Natalie Tejeda, FOX 5 Digital Team
    " I would never trade the flag for a single job," said Young. "The problems we face don't have anything to do with the flag. The fact is that 93% of black people killed are killed by other black people. So black lives matter. Let us start believing that we matter." (Snip) "The flag is a symbol that means a lot of things to a lot of people when you get to institutions like Washington and Lee University," claimed Young. "I admire that, I admire that. I admire the restoration of southern traditions in Washington and Lee University. The challenge...
  • Scott Walker files papers to run for president

    07/02/2015 11:36:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | July 2, 2015 | By Mary Spicuzza
    Gov. Scott Walker is making it official that he is running for president — sort of. Wisconsin's Republican governor filed papers with the Federal Election Commission Thursday "after hearing from countless Americans" during his testing the waters stage, an aide said. "While I have not yet announced whether I will be a candidate for President of the United States, I have received contributions of more than $5,000 within the last 15 days," Walker wrote in a Thursday letter to the FEC. "Should I formally announce, I will seek the Republican nomination for the office of President of the United States...
  • BP to Pay $18.7 Billion for Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

    07/02/2015 8:49:34 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 2, 2015 | By CAMPBELL ROBERTSON, RICHARD PÉREZ-PEŃA and CLIFFORD KRAUSS
    NEW ORLEANS — The federal government and the Gulf Coast states have reached a tentative deal with the British oil company BP for it to pay about $18.7 billion, the largest environmental settlement in American history, to compensate for damages from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, federal, state and company officials said Thursday. An American BP subsidiary, BP Exploration and Production, will pay at least $7.1 billion, and possibly more, to the federal government and the states of Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas and Florida, for damage to natural resources; $5.5 billion in penalties to the federal government for violation...
  • George Takei's Racist Rant: Clarence Thomas Is a 'Clown in Black Face'

    07/02/2015 8:49:06 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 100 replies
    George Takei unleashed a racist rant against Clarence Thomas, sneering that the Supreme Court justice is a "clown in blackface." The Star Trek actor on Monday fumed, "[Thomas] is a clown in blackface sitting on the Supreme Court. He gets me that angry. He doesn't belong there." Talking to a local Fox affiliate in Phoenix, Takei snarled that the second African American on the Supreme Court is unqualified: "This man does not belong on the Supreme Court. He is an embarrassment. He is a disgrace to America."
  • US employers add 223K jobs; jobless rate falls to 5.3 pct.

    07/02/2015 6:35:48 AM PDT · by PROCON · 90 replies
    AP ^ | July 2, 2015 | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. employers added a solid 223,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent, a seven-year low. But wages failed to budge, and other barometers of the job market paint a mixed picture. The unemployment rate fell from 5.5 percent in May, the Labor Department said Thursday. But the rate fell mostly because many people out of work gave up on their job searches and were no longer counted as unemployed.
  • Ohio drops PARCC testing (Hated Common Core Testing Ended; Kasich Signs)

    07/01/2015 11:06:38 AM PDT · by xzins · 33 replies
    Galion Inquirer ^ | July 1st, 2015
    Ohio dropped the PARCC Common Core testing consortium Tuesday night after a series of complaints from educators and parents, including concerns from north central Ohio. Gov. John Kasich signed a compromise two-year budget which concurred with Ohio Senate and House leaders that the Math and English exams would end in Ohio. According to a report, Ohio spent $26 million in online and print testing last year. “The people of the state of Ohio seem to have spoken loudly that they don’t want the PARCC,” State Sen. Peggy Lehner told reporters.
  • The Economic Illiteracy Of Obama's Overtime Rule

    06/30/2015 4:27:43 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 7 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 06/30/2015 | Staff
    Regulations: With the flick of his magic pen, President Obama will soon grant millions of workers overtime play. At least, that's the fantasy being peddled by the White House and regurgitated by a credulous press.
  • Wave Broadband service restored after 'deliberate act'

    07/01/2015 9:51:51 AM PDT · by MeganC · 47 replies
    KCRA TV - Sacramento, California ^ | 7/1/2015 | David Bienick
    WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) —Service was restored late Tuesday night to all Wave Broadband customers in the greater Sacramento and Rocklin areas after a "deliberate act" caused a large outage, according to a Wave official. "The disruption to service in the Sacramento Rocklin markets due to the fiber cut of several partner carrier providers has been resolved," read a statement on Wave's website. "As of about 11:40 p.m. Tuesday night, phone, TV and Internet services are operating normally." The disruption to customers' phone, television and Internet services lasted nearly 20 hours as crews worked to repair fibers that were cut...
  • Sir Nicholas Winton dies aged 106 (the British Schindler)

    07/01/2015 9:10:04 AM PDT · by NRx · 20 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 07-01-2015 | Anita Singh
    Sir Nicholas Winton, who organised the rescue of Jewish children from the Holocaust in 1939, has died aged 106, his family said. Winton earned himself the label "Britain's Schindler" for saving the lives of 669 children by sending them from Prague to London by train. His son-in-law Stephen Watson said Sir Nicholas died peacefully in his sleep at Wexham Hospital in Slough. Sir Nicholas rarely spoke of his achievements in the decades after the Second World War, believing his actions to be unremarkable. But he kept a scrapbook with details and photographs of the children he saved.
  • Black Suspect Arrested After Racist Message Discovered Outside Predominately Black Church

    07/01/2015 8:54:28 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 66 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | June 30, 2015
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4)– A Colorado Springs man was arrested after police believe he left racist messages outside a church. Vincent Broughton, 44, who is black, is facing charges for committed a bias-motivated crime and disorderly conduct. The signs were posted outside the New Covenant church that is predominately attended by African Americans. One sign references the KKK. Another reads, “Black men beware, you are the target.” The messages had the congregation on edge. “We locked our doors this morning, so we were inside, but it shouldn’t be that way. You shouldn’t have to lock your doors in the church,...
  • Russia to review 1991 decision to recognise independence of Baltic states

    07/01/2015 7:45:57 AM PDT · by annalex · 64 replies
    Ukraine Today ^ | JUN. 30, 2015
    Russia to review 1991 decision to recognise independence of Baltic states Estonia, Latvia and Lithunia were occupied by the Soviet Union for decades Russia is examining the legality of the decision to recognise the independence of the Baltic republics in 1991 by the State Council of the USSR - according to Russia's state news service Interfax. The decision to review recognition of the independence of EU-member Baltic nations follows the Russian Prosecutor General's Office ruling last year that Crimea was illegally handed to Ukraine in 1954; and is certain to alarm the small Baltic NATO-member nations of Lithuania, Latvia and...
  • Wisconsin’s Shame: A Victim Fights Back [John Doe persecution]

    07/01/2015 8:13:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | July 1, 2015 | David French
    In April, three victims of Wisconsin’s long-running “John Doe” investigations broke their silence. Former Scott Walker adviser Cindy Archer spoke to National Review on the record while two other women asked for their identities to be concealed. All three, however, told remarkably similar stories — of police raids at dawn, pounding on the door, threats of battering rams, and ransacked homes. They weren’t suspected of drug crimes, violent crimes, or other crimes recognizable to the American public. Rather, they were either close associates of Scott Walker or involved in the broader conservative movement in Wisconsin — and were caught up...
  • Fifty killed in North Sinai attacks claimed by Islamic State

    07/01/2015 7:44:25 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/1/2015 | Yusri Mohamed and Ahmed Hassan
    Islamic State militants launched a wide-scale coordinated assault on several military checkpoints in Egypt's North Sinai on Wednesday in which 50 people were killed, security sources said, the largest attack yet in the insurgency-hit province. Egyptian army F-16 jets and Apache helicopters strafed the region that lies within the Sinai Peninsula, a strategic area located between Israel, the Gaza Strip and the Suez Canal. It was the second high-profile attack in Egypt this week. On Monday, the prosecutor-general was killed in a car bombing in Cairo. The attacks raise questions about the government's ability to contain a Sinai-based insurgency that...
  • Illinois teacher fired from school after stepping on American flag in class, report says

    07/01/2015 7:31:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | July 1, 2015
    An Illinois school board reportedly fired the teacher who stepped on an American flag in class on May 15 at a local high school. The Mattoon Journal Gazette reports that the Martinsville school board voted unanimously Thursday to dismiss English teacher Jordan Parmenter, effective immediately. Parmenter, 26, told the paper Sunday he was present in the meeting, where he was addressed by the board and answered questions from all six of the board members. Parmenter didn’t speak further into the matter until he had a chance to speak with a union representative.
  • John Boehner, GOP Establishment Targeting Ted Yoho

    07/01/2015 4:01:35 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 41 replies
    sunshinestatenews.com ^ | 6/30/15 | Kevin Derby
    The Republican leadership is after U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., but the North Florida congressman is trying to use that opposition to rally conservatives in his district. Yoho made national headlines earlier this year when he challenged U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, to lead the House. While Yoho did not garner much support, other challengers to Boehner -- namely U.S. Rep. Dan Webster, R-Fla. .-- received more votes but the speaker retained the gavel. The House leadership pushed back at Yoho by cutting off travel funds, much like they did with U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, another outspoken conservative...
  • Emails show top officials aware of Clinton's private address

    07/01/2015 5:33:40 AM PDT · by McGruff · 14 replies
    AP ^ | Jul. 1, 2015 | LISA LERER and MATTHEW DALY
    Senior Obama administration officials, including the White House chief of staff, knew as early as 2009 that Hillary Rodham Clinton was using a private email address for her government correspondence, according to some 3,000 pages of correspondence released by the State Department late Tuesday night The chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, requested Clinton's email address on Sept. 5, 2009, according to one email. His request came three months after top Obama strategist David Axelrod asked the same question of one of Clinton's top aides
  • How to fight judicial tyranny

    06/30/2015 11:37:48 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 53 replies
    conventionofstates.com ^ | June 30, 2015 | by Convention of States
    In Justice Scalia’s dissenting opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges he said, “It is of no special importance to me what the law says about marriage. It is of overwhelming importance, however, who it is that rules me. Today’s decree says that my Ruler, and the Ruler of 320 million Americans coast-to-coast, is a majority of nine lawyers on the Supreme Court.” Whatever one’s views on marriage, our Founders made it clear that the federal government is a child of the states -- not the other way around. The Supreme Court’s decision to legislate from the bench on a matter rightly...
  • Twelve Clinton Correctional Facility workers put on leave amid prison escape probe

    06/30/2015 11:37:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    pix11.com ^ | June 30, 2015 | Mary Murphy,
    NEW YORK — One of the inmates ended up dead and the second was shot and captured by an alert state trooper, but it looks like heads are rolling at the Clinton Correctional Facility, now that the 23-day hunt for two escaped prisoners has ended. The New York State Department of Corrections is replacing 12 prison employees, including the prison’s superintendent Steven Racette and deputy superintendent Stephen Brown. Racette was seen in a photo (embedded below) with Gov. Andrew Cuomo on June 6, when the daring prison break was discovered. The DOC sent a statement to PIX11 Investigates Tuesday announcing...
  • After 'gratifying' week, Obama sees long to-do list in time left

    06/30/2015 10:53:53 PM PDT · by Battle Hymn of the Republic · 28 replies
    reuters ^ | 6/30/15 | Roberta Rampton and Jeff Mason
    "I might see if we can make next week even better," quipped Obama, who has about 18 months left in his presidency.
  • New gun charge against man convicted of threatening FBI agents

    06/30/2015 7:50:28 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 4 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 6/30/15 | ABBY SIMONS
    Three weeks after he was freed from federal custody following a conviction for threatening FBI agents who wanted to question his brother about alleged terrorism involvement, a Minneapolis man faces a fresh round of gun possession charges stemming from an incident late last year. Mohamed Ali Omar, 22, was charged last week with possessing a pistol in a public place without a permit, a gross misdemeanor. Minneapolis city prosecutors allege that Omar tried to hide the weapon on Oct. 16, when police arrived to investigate a report of a rowdy group near Findley Place Apartments near 32nd Street and Pillsbury...
  • Tunisia attack: Profile of gunman Seifeddine Rezgui

    06/30/2015 5:45:26 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | 29 June 2015
    Tunisian student Seifeddine Rezgui opened fire on a tourist beach leaving at least 38 people dead. But the people who knew him told the BBC he was polite, never swore, never fought and liked breakdancing. In the midday sun, Seifeddine Rezgui pulled a Kalashnikov from a parasol and opened fire on the beach, sending holidaymakers fleeing for their lives. He threw explosives at the pool area before continuing inside the Imperial Marhaba hotel. Rezgui was not previously known to the security services. But Islamic State (IS), which said it was behind the attack, referred to him by a nom de...
  • Yemen conflict: 'More than 1,000' prisoners escape

    06/30/2015 5:29:50 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | 6/30/15
    About 1,200 prisoners, including al-Qaeda suspects, have escaped from a prison in central Yemen, officials say. There were clashes at the prison in the central town of Taiz ahead of the break-out.
  • 4th of July Fireworks Spectaculars Causing Huge Spikes In Dangerous Air Pollution (US under attack!)

    06/30/2015 1:32:13 PM PDT · by drewh · 46 replies
    Salon.com ^ | Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 11:14 AM CST | Lindsay Abrams
    The most important lesson you learn on the environment beat is that nearly everything we humans do has consequences, oftentimes dangerous ones. And according to a new study from scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, that includes celebrating our nation’s independence with fireworks displays, which cause levels of harmful particle pollution to spike significantly each July 4th. The researchers are pretty confident about this one: they used observations taken from 315 air quality monitoring sites around the U.S. between 1999 and 2013. Without fail, they found that from around 9 to 10 p.m. each Independence Day, concentrations of...
  • 10 Commandments statue must be removed from state Capitol, Oklahoma Supreme Court rules

    06/30/2015 11:30:57 AM PDT · by mojito · 52 replies
    KOCO ^ | 6/30/2015 | Unattributed
    Oklahoma's Supreme Court says the Ten Commandments monument at the state Capitol must be removed because it indirectly benefits the Jewish and Christian faiths in violation of the state's constitution. The court ruled Tuesday that the Oklahoma Constitution bans using public property to benefit a religion, and said the Ten Commandments are "obviously religious in nature." Attorney General Scott Pruitt argued that the monument is nearly identical to a Texas monument that was found constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court. Oklahoma justices said the local monument violates Oklahoma's constitution. Private funds were used to erect the monument in 2012. Since...
  • Court (F.I.S.C.) rules NSA can resume bulk collection of phone records: NY Times

    06/30/2015 11:19:18 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/30/15 | Eric Beech
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has ruled the National Security Agency may temporarily resume its bulk collection of Americans' domestic phone call records, the New York Times reported on Tuesday. The program lapsed on June 1, when Section 215 of the Patriot Act expired. Congress revived that provision the following day with a bill called the Freedom Act, which said the provision could only be used for bulk collection for six months.
  • The Islamic State of Iran - like ISIS. Just much bigger. (Israel releases video to mark deadline)

    06/30/2015 10:32:49 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | Today, 10:00 AM | IsraeliPM
    The Islamic State of Iran - like ISIS. Just much bigger.
  • At least 49 dead after military plane crashes in Indonesian city

    06/30/2015 4:54:14 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/30/15
    At least 49 bodies have been recovered after a military transport plane crashed in Medan, Indonesia,... -excerpt- the C-130 Hercules took off from Jakarta's Halim Perdanakusuma Airport on Tuesday with about 113 people on board, but it's not clear how many people were on the plane when it crashed. It made two stops along the way -- in Pekanbaru and Dumai.
  • Six predominately black Southern churches burn within a week; arson suspected in at least three

    06/30/2015 12:10:16 AM PDT · by knarf · 65 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 29, 2015 | Lindsey Bevar
    In the week after nine people were shot dead at Emanuel AME Church in South Carolina, six churches with predominately black congregations in five Southern states have burned. Three of the fires are being investigated as arson.(excerpt)
  • Quick succession of terrorist attacks has officials worried

    06/29/2015 6:26:27 PM PDT · by plain talk · 15 replies
    cnn ^ | June 29, 2015 | Don Melvin
    The attack Friday at a Tunisian beach resort killed at least 18 Britons, but officials said Monday the actual number was likely to be 30. That would make it by far the deadliest terrorist attack on Britons since the London transport bombings 10 years ago. Yet it was just one of three terrorist attacks on three continents that followed one another in frightening succession last week. While it is not yet known whether the attacks were linked, they have left officials in numerous countries concerned about how to keep their citizens safe. Not long after that, a bomb ripped through...
  • Ted Cruz: States should ignore gay-marriage ruling

    06/29/2015 6:13:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 128 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/29/2015 | By ADAM B. LERNER
    Ted Cruz has some unsolicited advice for the states not specifically named in last week’s Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage: Ignore it. “Those who are not parties to the suit are not bound by it,” the Texas Republican told NPR News’ Steve Inskeep in an interview published on Monday. Since only suits against the states of Ohio, Tennessee, Michigan and Kentucky were specifically considered in the Supreme Court’s Obergefell v. Hodges decision, which was handed down last Friday, Cruz — a former Supreme Court clerk — believes that other states with gay marriage bans need not comply, absent a...
  • Puerto Rico’s governor on need to postpone debt payments for years: ‘It’s about math’

    06/29/2015 4:16:46 PM PDT · by mojito · 18 replies
    WaPo ^ | 6/29/2015 | Michael A. Fletcher
    The governor of Puerto Rico said in a televised address Monday that the island cannot pay back more than $70 billion in debt, setting up an unprecedented financial crisis that could rock the municipal bond market and lead to higher borrowing costs for governments across the United States. “This is not about politics,” said Puerto Rico’s governor, Alejandro Garcia Padilla. “It’s about math.” “The first step is to revive economic growth...We will never get out of this vicious cycle,” said Garcia Padilla. “But we need to do more—much more—to return to riches and to become more competitive and have an...
  • Local churches say no same-sex ceremonies (Hobby Lobby ruling should eliminate being forced on this

    06/29/2015 3:49:49 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 74 replies
    Corsicana Daily Sun ^ | 6/29/2015 (30 minutes ago) | Deanna Kirk
    While the Supreme Court of the United States ruled Friday that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states, several religious leaders in Corsicana said Monday they will not hold a same-sex wedding service in their churches. ... Pastors of several churches cited Biblical teachings for their stance. ...
  • Navy weighs having Marines hitch a ride on foreign warships

    06/29/2015 3:53:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | June 29, 2015 | Jennifer Griffin, Lucas Tomlinson
    The Navy is weighing whether to have Marines hitch a ride on foreign warships, citing a shortage of U.S. vessels due to recent budget cuts -- raising bipartisan security concerns about the leverage this could give other countries. A key concern is whether a warship host nation could deny Marines permission to come ashore. "Ceding our amphibious ships to other countries -- it's almost silly and I can't believe it is even an option for the Navy," said Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., who served as a Marine in Iraq. "Now we are going to have to ask other countries, much...
  • Great Supreme Court News (for voter fraud and open borders)

    06/29/2015 1:44:06 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 81 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | June 29, 2015 | William A. Jacobson
    States not permitted to alter federal voter registration form to require proof of citizenship. The Supreme Court today refused to accept a case which sought to allow states to supplement a federal voter registration form so as to require proof of citizenship to vote. Such proof is particularly important given how freely many states are handing out drivers licenses to illegal immigrants, and the Obama administration’s unilateral implementation of quasi-amnesty deferrals (some of which were stopped in court). It’s just not enough anymore that someone is here legally (or at least, is not being deported) [Snip] This is not just...
  • Katie Couric interviews Ted Cruz

    06/29/2015 8:31:44 AM PDT · by VinL · 101 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/29/2015 | K. Couric
    Ted Cruz continued his verbal assault on last week’s historic Supreme Court decisions on Monday, saying the justices who ruled in favor of Obamacare and gay marriage “rewrote the Constitution.” “They joined a team, they put on bright-blue Obama jerseys and they rewrote the law,” the U.S. senator from Texas told Yahoo News’ Katie Couric during a live sit-down interview from Yahoo’s New York City studios. “Those decisions are a threat to our democracy.” Cruz slammed Chief Justice John Roberts, who wrote the majority opinion in the Obamacare case on behalf of what the 2016 Republican presidential hopeful called “five...
  • Supreme Court Upholds Creation of Arizona Redistricting Commission

    06/29/2015 8:21:22 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 27 replies
    NYT ^ | 07/29/2015 | Adam Liptak
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that Arizona’s voters were entitled to try to make the process of drawing congressional district lines less partisan. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote the majority opinion in the 5-to-4 decision. She was joined by Justices Anthony M. Kennedy, Stephen G. Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. The case, Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, No. 13-1314, concerned an independent commission created by Arizona voters in 2000. About a dozen states have experimented with redistricting commissions that have varying degrees of independence from the state legislatures, which ordinarily draw election maps. Arizona’s commission is most...
  • Obama’s secret message to Iran ahead of Vienna talks

    06/29/2015 8:14:15 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    MNA ^ | 6 hours ago
    TEHRAN, Jun. 29 (MNA) – An Iranian MP revealed that Barack Obama has sent a secret message to Iranian authorities just a few days ahead of recent nuclear negotiations in Vienna. Iranian daily Hamshahri reported on its Monday issue that US President Barack Obama has sent another secret message to Iranian authorities through leaders of one of Iran’s neighboring countries. The newspaper has quoted Tehran’s representative and Parliament Board member Mehrdad Bazrpash as saying that the message has been delivered in recent days by the leader of Iran’s neighbor and highlighted that the letter has been on nuclear issue. While...