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  • Atlanta-Area Cop Likely Shot by Fellow Officer After Entering Wrong Home

    09/02/2015 7:23:14 AM PDT · by Blackyce · 42 replies
    NBC News ^ | SEP 1 2015 | ELISHA FIELDSTADT and M. ALEX JOHNSON
    The bullet that struck an Atlanta-area police officer — hit after responding to a burglary call at the wrong house — likely came from a fellow officer's gun, investigators said Tuesday. The homeowner, Christopher McKinley, 36, was also shot by one of three responding DeKalb County officers who entered his house on accident Monday night, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. He was treated and released from a hospital, the GBI said. A dog in the home was shot at by two of the officers and killed, authorities said. The GBI said in a statement Tuesday that the "injured...
  • Officer Critically Wounded, Dog Killed After Georgia Police Respond to Wrong House

    09/01/2015 7:03:50 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 58 replies
    KTLA.com ^ | 9-1-2015 | CNN Wire
    It started with police going to the wrong house. It ended with a homeowner, an officer and a dog shot. DeKalb County police were responding to a 911 call about a suspicious person Monday night, the Atlanta-area police department said. But the caller didn’t give an address for the house where the suspicious person was seen, county public safety director Cedric Alexander said. Instead, the caller described it as a gray-and-brick home. So three officers went to a house that matched that description near the same intersection, Alexander said. He said they went to the back of a home where...
  • Investigators: Georgia officer likely shot by other officers

    09/01/2015 12:06:40 PM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 84 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9/1/15 | Ray Henry
    ATLANTA (AP) — Police officers who arrived at the wrong Atlanta home after a report of suspicious activity shot the man who lives there, killed his dog and "likely" shot a fellow officer, leaving him seriously wounded, authorities said Tuesday. The bloody misunderstanding began Monday night when DeKalb County police received a report of a possible burglary at a one-story residence near an intersection in southeast Atlanta. Lacking an exact address, the officers were sent in the dark to a neighborhood where many of the single-story homes look similar. Three police officers found a home they thought matched a description...
  • Georgia police officer shot, circumstances unclear

    08/31/2015 7:49:00 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 14 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | Aug 31 2015 08:32:23 PM CDT | The Associated Press
    ATLANTA - An Atlanta-area police officer has been shot and taken to a hospital. DeKalb County police spokeswoman Mekka Parrish said the officer was shot Monday night but she didn't immediately have any details about the circumstances of the shooting.
  • Atlanta-area police officer shot, circumstances unclear

    08/31/2015 7:48:40 PM PDT · by matt04 · 35 replies
    ATLANTA – An Atlanta-area police officer has been shot and taken to a hospital. DeKalb County police spokeswoman Mekka Parrish said the officer was shot Monday night but she didn't immediately have any details about the circumstances of the shooting. ... Parris said the officer would undergo surgery at the hospital. The extent of the officer's injuries was not immediately known.
  • Police: DeKalb County Officer Shot (Atlanta)

    08/31/2015 7:15:55 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 13 replies
    Fox 5 Atlanta ^ | 8/31/15 | Fox5atl
    Authorities have confirmed that a DeKalb County Police officer was shot Monday night. Investigators tell FOX 5 News that the officer responded to a burglary in progress. Police said the call escalated into gunfire being exchanged. The full details surround the shooting are still emerging.
  • A Shotgun Wedding: Couple Ties The Knot At Shooters World

    08/31/2015 7:30:23 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 14 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | August 30, 2015 | Geoff Fox
    TAMPA — Gunfire rang out shortly after Melissa Kunkel and Gary Webb said “I do” on Sunday. Relax. The shots — aimed at heart-shaped bulls-eyes on paper targets — might have been among the friendliest fire in history. Following a wedding ceremony attended by about 50 people in a banquet room at Shooters World on Fletcher Avenue, the newlyweds took aim and fired. After an initial volley of shots that left holes around the bulls-eye, Melissa Webb pierced the paper heart with two bullets. “It’s an unusual experience, but it couldn’t have turned out nicer,” said the bride’s father, Tom...
  • In Gen. Livsey arrest Fayetteville cops, eyewitness accounts differ

    08/29/2015 3:28:21 PM PDT · by familyop · 43 replies
    The Citizen (Fayette County, Georgia) ^ | 08/19/2015 | Cal Beverly
    Eyewitness says police still have not asked what he and other witnesses saw; victim tried to withdraw complaint, but police refused Cops say retired 4-star general choked delivery driver, resisted arrest; eyewitness says cops over-reacted, dispute didn’t happen the way warrants allege William “Bill” Livsey, 84, of Fayetteville, a retired four-star general and Silver Star recipient for heroism, ordered home delivery for himself and three other companions from a Chinese restaurant just before 7 p.m. Aug. 15. Within a couple of hours that Saturday night, the highly decorated retired officer was handcuffed with bloody arms inside a Fayetteville police unit...
  • Tropical Storm ERIKA

    08/27/2015 11:00:42 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 42 replies
    www.nhc.noaa.gov ^ | 08/27/2015 | Staff
    000 WTNT85 KNHC 271733 TCVAT5 ERIKA WATCH/WARNING BREAKPOINTS/INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 11A NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL052015 200 PM AST THU AUG 27 2015 .TROPICAL STORM ERIKA PRZ001-002-003-004-005-006-007-008-009-010-011-012-013-VIZ001-002- 272100- /O.CON.KNHC.TR.W.1005.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/ 200 PM AST THU AUG 27 2015 PUERTO-RICO 18.22N 66.44W VIEQUES 18.12N 65.43W CULEBRA 18.32N 65.28W ST-THOMAS-AND-ST-JOHN 18.33N 64.85W ST-CROIX 17.74N 64.73W $$ ATTN...WFO...SJU...
  • S.F. billionaire quietly funds Ron Paul super PAC (Peter Thiel, homosexual, GOProud fundraiser)

    02/27/2012 6:27:43 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 9 replies · 1+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | 2/26/12 | Richard S. Dunham,Carla Marinucci
    Ron Paul revels in the fact that he is the presidential candidate of America's small donors, receiving more contributions under $200 than any other Republican seeking the White House in 2012. But, like every other GOP presidential contender, he also has a mega-millionaire "sugar daddy" helping to fund a super PAC that is promoting Paul's candidacy. Yet while Newt Gingrich underwriter Sheldon Adelson and Rick Santorum super-supporter Foster Friess have shared the campaign stage - and the national political spotlight - with their candidates, Paul's benefactor, San Francisco entrepreneur Peter Thiel, has never met the Texas congressman he's aiding.
  • S.F. billionaire quietly funds Ron Paul super PAC

    02/26/2012 12:39:38 PM PST · by SmithL · 48 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/26/12 | Richard S. Dunham, Carla Marinucci
    Ron Paul revels in the fact that he is the presidential candidate of America's small donors, receiving more contributions under $200 than any other Republican seeking the White House in 2012.But, like every other GOP presidential contender, he also has a mega-millionaire "sugar daddy" helping to fund a super PAC that is promoting Paul's candidacy.Yet while Newt Gingrich underwriter Sheldon Adelson and Rick Santorum super-supporter Foster Friess have shared the campaign stage - and the national political spotlight - with their candidates, Paul's benefactor, San Francisco entrepreneur Peter Thiel, has never met the Texas congressman he's aiding.Who is this mystery...
  • Donald Trump Once Saved A Woman’s Farm From Foreclosure ["God touched his heart"]

    08/22/2015 8:38:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | 08/22/2015 | Andrew Kaczynski, Mark Arce
    It was September 1986, and Annabel Hill, 66, was facing an auction where she would lose the farm that had been in her family for five generations. Hill’s husband, Lenard, had committed suicide eight months earlier, 20 minutes before a scheduled auction, in a last-ditch attempt to save his property with life insurance money. The life insurance money wasn’t enough, covering only $175,000 of debts than ran in excess of $300,000, from two years of a drought that Hill said had ruined their livelihood. Even when several hundred acres of the 1,300-acre Waynesboro, Georgia, farm were sold, the now-widowed Annabel...
  • AZ Sheriff Paul Babeu: Drug Cartels With AK-47s Control American Soil 30 Miles from Phoenix

    08/21/2015 10:14:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 59 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 20 Aug 2015 | Pam Key
    Pinal Co., AZ Sheriff Paul Babeu said drug cartels armed with AK-47’s “control many areas on American soil” noting that they are only 30 miles from Phoenix. Babeu detailed touring the border yesterday with Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson and said, “We flew him in our helicopter, showed him the drug smuggling routes, the actual caves—these cartel scouts live on top of mountains, 30 days at a time. And how on mountain top to mountain top, over a 50-mile swath of land, and this is only 30 miles from Phoenix.” This is literally an unsecured border. We have cartels that...
  • Another EPA disaster, this time in rural Georgia

    08/20/2015 3:37:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Watchdog ^ | August 20, 2015 | Tori Richards
    Still reeling from a disaster it created at a Colorado gold mine, the EPA has so far avoided criticism for a similar toxic waste spill in Georgia. In Greensboro, EPA-funded contractors grading a toxic 19th-century cotton mill site struck a water main, sending the deadly sediment into a nearby creek. Though that accident took place five months ago, the hazard continues ... The sediment flows carry dangerous mercury, lead, arsenic and chromium downstream to the Lake Oconee and then to Oconee River — home to many federally and state protected species. Lead in the soil is 20,000 times higher than...
  • Hurricane Danny forms in the Atlantic; 1st of the season

    08/20/2015 8:10:30 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 46 replies
    AP ^ | Staff
    MIAMI (AP) -- Hurricane Danny has formed in the Atlantic, becoming the first hurricane of the Atlantic season. Danny's maximum sustained winds Thursday morning have increased to near 75 mph (120 kph) and additional strengthening is forecast during the next two days. The hurricane is centered about 1,090 miles (1,755 kilometers) east of the Windward Islands and is moving west-northwest near 12 mph (19 kph).
  • Father shot in both legs during home invasion

    08/20/2015 4:55:08 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 54 replies
    wsbradio ^ | 8/20/2015 | crime stoppers atlanta
    ATLANTA — A family is recovering after a violent home invasion. The father has a metal rod in his leg and is expected to be OK. Whitney Lash says a group of teens burst through the front door of her Sumter Street home in northwest Atlanta Sunday. She made a terrifying 911 call made just moments after the home invasion. "There’s a black young man at the front door. He just pulled a gun on my husband." The group, who tried to rob the family, shot Mike Lash in the leg and then fired at Whitney Lash as she ran...
  • Horde of Teens Snags Goods from Christian Louboutin in Buckhead

    08/19/2015 10:52:25 AM PDT · by Cecily · 61 replies
    As unarmed security officers ordered them to stop, more than a dozen teenage boys swiped $60,000 worth of handbags from a Buckhead boutique early Wednesday, Atlanta police said. The incident at the Christian Louboutin store at 3065 Peachtree Road was the second smash-and-grab burglary in the area in as many days. The French designer store is less than two miles from a Neiman Marcus Last Call that was hit by suspects Tuesday morning.
  • Bleeding victim of black-gang shooting: Forgive them - Teen attackers shoot man in both legs

    08/18/2015 10:52:45 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 43 replies
    WND ^ | August 18, 2015 | Bob Unruh
    A man who was shot in both legs by a black gang during a home invasion was lying on the ground, bleeding profusely, as emergency responders attended to his wounds. In excruciating pain, he had a single message for the attackers: “Forgive them Father, they know not what they have done.” Michael Lash’s recitation of Luke 23:34 was related by his wife, Whitney Lash, who posted an update of her husband’s condition on a GoFundMe page launched by friends trying to raise a little help for the family. The attack happened late Sunday at their home in Atlanta. WSB-TV...
  • Atlanta home invasion: ‘Please don’t shoot, I have a little baby’

    08/18/2015 10:44:56 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 22 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | August 18, 2015 | Alexis Stevens
    Michael Lash knew he had a broken leg and he couldn’t feel his other foot. One bullet had gone in the front of his thigh and out the back. While trying to protect his wife and two young children, the northwest Atlanta father was shot in both legs Sunday evening, the beginning of a few terrifying moments for the family. As Lash was recovering Tuesday, Atlanta police were investigating the home invasion, hopeful that security cameras on neighboring homes and evidence left behind would help identify the suspects. The Lash family had just returned to their Sumter Street home from...
  • Parents Demand Answers After Daughter Dies in Foster Care

    08/17/2015 5:14:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    whdh ^ | : Aug 17, 2015 | Jennifer Eagan, Byron Barnett
    The biological parents of a girl found dead in foster care in Auburn are demanding answers about what happened to their daughter. The Department of Children and Families said 2-year-old Avalena Conway-Coxon died at the hospital after she was removed from her foster home on Pheasant Court in Auburn. The Worcester County DA said another girl around 2 years old who was removed from the home remains hospitalized in "very critical" condition. "I will never see her smile again," said a tearful Jessica Conway, Avalena's mother. "I will never be able to hold my daughter again and it's because of...
  • Cobb pizza restaurant apologizes for Facebook transgender posting

    08/17/2015 4:44:31 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 22 replies
    The owner of the Jammin Pie, a Cobb County pizza restaurant, is apologizing for a Facebook post that an Atlanta nonprofit said attempted to humorously pitch pizzas at the expense of the transgender community. Health Initiative, which promotes health issues in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, urged supporters to call Jammin Pie on Wade Green Road in Kennesaw to “let them know exactly how you feel about this.” In the Facebook posting, the restaurant reportedly took a shot at frozen pizza with a photo and caption that read: “If you can’t tell the difference between delivery and DiGiorno,...
  • A century after Jewish man's lynching, Georgia town unsettled

    08/16/2015 5:18:04 PM PDT · by Borges · 18 replies
    CBS ^ | 8/16/2015
    In 1913, Frank was convicted of murdering 13-year-old Mary Phagan, who worked in his Atlanta factory. The case, charged with race, religion, sex and class, exploded in a national media frenzy. When Georgia's governor commuted Frank's death sentence, citizens took matters in their own hands. The case established the Anti-Defamation League as the country's most outspoken opponent of anti-Semitism. It also fueled the rebirth of the Ku Klux Klan. Until ADL lawyers pressed officials to posthumously pardon Frank in the 1980s, the case was hushed in Atlanta's synagogues, the homes of Old Marietta, and among Phagan's descendants.
  • Julian Bond, civil rights leader and former NAACP chairman, dies at 75

    08/16/2015 2:04:22 AM PDT · by Greg123456 · 42 replies
    USA Today ^ | Faith Karimi, CNN
    ulian Bond, a civil rights leader and former board chairman of the NAACP, has died. He was 75. Bond died Saturday night after a brief illness in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which he served as founding president in the 1970s.
  • Lightning Strikes 44 Soldiers and Instructors at Army Ranger School

    08/14/2015 11:22:50 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 62 replies
    Military dot com ^ | Aug 13, 2015 | Matthew Cox
    Forty students and four Ranger instructors in the swamp phase of Ranger School were struck by lightning Wednesday afternoon. All 44 were evacuated to a local hospital, but many were discharged, according to a press release from Fort Benning, Georgia, home of the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade. Eleven soldiers remained hospitalized Thursday evening, according to a news report. “At the time of the incident, they were conducting lightning-protection protocols when lightning struck nearby,” the release states.
  • High school students told to remove American flags from trucks

    08/14/2015 12:50:36 PM PDT · by Dacula · 98 replies
    WSB TV ^ | 8-14-15 | Craig Lucie
    http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/national/carroll-county-students-told-remove-american-flags/nnKGj/ A high school student says when his mother came to pick him up in his truck that was flying an American flag, a staff member told them it wasn’t allowed to be flown on school property. Now multiple students at Mount Zion High School in Carrolton are standing behind him and flying flags on their cars.
  • Jimmy Carter: The U.S. Is an “Oligarchy With Unlimited Political Bribery”

    07/31/2015 9:37:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    The Intercept/First Look Media ^ | July 30 2015, 7:09 p.m. | Jon Schwarz
    Former president Jimmy Carter said Tuesday on the nationally syndicated radio show the Thom Hartmann Program that the United States is now an “oligarchy” in which “unlimited political bribery” has created “a complete subversion of our political system as a payoff to major contributors.” Both Democrats and Republicans, Carter said, “look upon this unlimited money as a great benefit to themselves.” Carter was responding to a question from Hartmann about recent Supreme Court decisions on campaign financing like Citizens United. …
  • Carter: ‘Stupid’ Supreme Court Ruling Turned America into ‘Plutocracy’

    07/11/2015 3:42:08 PM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 23 replies
    Breibart ^ | 7/9/2015 | pam key
    Wednesday on “The Stephanie Miller Show,” former President Jimmy Carter said because of the “stupid” Supreme Court ruling in the Citizens United case, America has become a “plutocracy.” Carter said, “The basic structure of our moral values of the framework of our democracy has gone down the drain in the last twenty years or so and it’s now become pretty much a plutocracy where money determines who will be the Democratic and Republican nominees. Money determines who will win election for Congress or for the U.S. Senate or for the governorship And the massive infusion of money that has come...
  • Doom and Gloom Thy Name is Jimmy Carter; says ‘China will Soon be Better than Us’

    07/11/2015 8:15:25 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    EagleRising.com ^ | 07/11/2015 | Onan Coca
    Can we all just agree that the sooner Jimmy Carter stops getting involved in national and international discussions, the better off we’ll all be? This is the man who has demonized Israel in the fight against Islamic extremism. This is the man who has sided with every failed policy of the left for the last 40+ years. This is the man, who, before Barack Obama, had guided us into the worst economic times our nation had seen since the Great Depression. Can’t Jimmy just retire already?He recently appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. The former President is probably most well known...
  • Jimmy Carter: ‘Jesus Would Approve Of Gay Marriage’ [Calls Himself "Born-Again" Christian]

    07/08/2015 7:10:36 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 64 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 8, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    Jimmy Carter: ‘Jesus Would Approve Of Gay Marriage’ By David Sherfinski July 8, 2015 Former President Jimmy Carter says he believes Jesus would approve of gay marriage but that he has a hard time believing Jesus would approve of abortions except in cases of rape, incest, or if the mother’s life was in danger. “I believe that Jesus would approve gay marriage,” Mr. Carter told HuffPost Live. “That’s just my own personal belief.” Mr. Carter described himself as a “born-again Christian” and said faith has always been an important part of his life.
  • A rebuttal to the Right Reverend Jimmy Carter [On his claim that Jesus would accept gay marriage]

    07/08/2015 7:49:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/08/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Finally, Jimmy Carter has answered the question that has long vexed Christian theologians! Allahpundit posted about this yesterday, but (a) it’s a new day, and (b) I’d like a crack at this from a theological point of view. When asked in a Huffington Post interview whether Jesus would approve of same-sex marriage, the former president felt informed enough to pontificate in the affirmative on the question, even while admitting that he had no scriptural basis for his conclusion. That’s … an odd kind of Christian theology, to say the least.There’s also a larger parallel to the legal machinations that...
  • No, Jimmy Carter, Jesus Probably Wouldn’t Be a Fan of Gay Marriage

    07/07/2015 5:02:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 07/07/2015 | by Alex Griswold
    Former Democratic president and born-again Christian Jimmy Carter declared today that he believed that Jesus would embrace gay marriage. In support of this belief, flying in the fact of 2,000 years of scriptural and historical scholarship, Jimmy Carter cited noted theologian Jimmy Carter.Let’s take a look at some of the language Carter and host Marc Lamont Hill used: “I believe he would, I believe Jesus would.”“I don’t have any verse in scripture…”“No no no, just intuitively, yeah.”“I’m not– that’s just my own personal belief.” All of which seems be a tacit admission that Carter realizes there’s basically no textual...
  • Jimmy Carter: ‘I Believe Jesus Would Approve Gay Marriage’

    07/07/2015 1:39:49 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 129 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | July 7, 2015 | 4:04 PM EDT | By Melanie Hunter
    snip “I believe Jesus would,” Carter said when asked whether Jesus would approve of gay marriage. “I don’t have any verse in scripture ... I believe that Jesus would approve gay marriage, but that's just my own personal belief. I think Jesus would encourage any love affair if it was honest and sincere and was not damaging to anyone else, and I don't see that gay marriage damages anyone else." Carter, a born-again Christian and Baptist, said he still teaches Sunday school whenever he attends his home church. He. said he has never ran across “any really serious conflicts” between...
  • Jimmy Carter: America in 'Inevitable Decline,' Not Obama's Fault

    07/07/2015 5:52:35 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 51 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    From the man who brought you malaise, now an even more depressingly negative view of America . . . On today's Morning Joe, Jimmy Carter declared that America is in "inevitable decline." But no finger-pointing at President Obama, please: Carter declared that the decline is "not because of any defect or fault on the part of the President of the United States." Cue the Cole Porter: it's just one of those things. View the video here.
  • Jimmy Carter: White Americans cling to ‘feelings of superiority’ toward minorities

    06/05/2015 4:38:28 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 74 replies
    Wahington Times ^ | 6/5/15 | http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jun/5/jimmy-carter-americans-cling-feelings-superiority-/
    Former President Jimmy Carter told AARP Bulletin during a recent interview that many Americans hold “feelings of superiority” toward minorities. Mr. Carter spoke on a range of subjects with the magazine, including campaign spending and lobbyists, but he made a point to say that the U.S. still is lacking in terms of safeguarding civil rights. “The recent publicity about mistreatment of black people in the judicial and police realm has been a reminder that the dreams of the civil rights movement have not been realized. […] Many Americans still have racist tendencies or feelings of superiority to people of color,”...
  • Jimmy Carter: Americans still have 'feelings of superiority' toward minorities

    06/05/2015 12:34:08 PM PDT · by markomalley · 78 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6-5-15 | Kelly Cohen
    Former President Jimmy Carter criticized Americans, saying a great number still have "feelings of superiority to people of color." The 90-year-old Carter told AARP in an interview that recent stories about "mistreatment of black people in the judicial and police realm has been a reminder that the dreams of the civil rights movement have not been realized." ."Many Americans still have racist tendencies or feelings of superiority to people of color," the 39th president said. Carter, who remains in the public eye via his humanitarian efforts and opinions on Israel and Palestinians, also criticized the influence money has in politics...
  • Cruz Vows 'Reagan Revolution' to Obama's Carter

    05/29/2015 9:20:12 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 25 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 5/29/2015 | Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar
    Pro-Israeli Republican presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) spoke to Arutz Sheva at the third annual Champions of Jewish Values event, held in New York, in which he spoke about what his planned presidency would look like. Cruz was highly critical of the administration of US President Barack Obama, remarking, "this administration has expressed an unprecedented antagonism to the nation of Israel - that's unacceptable. I'm grateful that the American people stand with the nation of Israel." Concerning the Iranian nuclear threat, Cruz said, "we need a president who...says we wil not negotiate a nuclear deal with Iran that allows Iran to keep centrifuges, to keep...
  • Kevin McCarthy: Obama's Foreign Policy Like Carter's in 1979

    05/15/2015 1:33:19 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 9 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 14 May 2015 08:43 PM | Greg Richter
    President Barack Obama's foreign policy failures have the world looking a lot like it did at the close of the Carter administration, says House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. "This is like 1979 all over again," the California Republican said Thursday on Fox News Channel. The last time Americans were being held hostage was in 1979 in Iran; today, they are being held by the Islamic State (ISIS), McCarthy said. Russia invaded Afghanistan in 1979, and now have invaded Ukraine, he added. Before Ambassador Chris Stevens was killed in the Benghazi attacks in 2012, the last American ambassador to die in...
  • Illness cuts Jimmy Carter trip short

    05/10/2015 11:11:26 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 88 replies
    WMUR.com ^ | May 10, 2015 | CNN
    WASHINGTON (CNN) —Amid health concerns, former President Jimmy Carter had to cut his trip to Guyana short.
  • Iranian Hostage Crisis: West Germany’s Secret Role in Ending the Drama

    08/10/2015 8:43:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | August 04, 2015 – 05:30 PM | Klaus Wiegrefe
    In 1981, Jimmy Carter said the world could never know West Germany’s role in the negotiations for the release of 52 hostages from the US Embassy in Tehran. New research sheds light on the important part the country played in ending the crisis. […] The details of the German contribution, however, remained unclear. Now historian Frank Bösch, the director of the Center for Contemporary History in Potsdam and Spiegel have conducted research in German archives and spoken with period witnesses. This has revealed that the West German government at the time had a “smooth intermediary role,” as Bösch puts it....
  • IRANJimmy Carter’s lessons from the Iranian hostage crisis as revealed in his new memoir.

    07/24/2015 5:37:14 AM PDT · by SJackson · 34 replies
    Frontpagemagazine.com ^ | Lloyd Billingsley | July 24, 2015
    “My last year in office was the most stressful and unpleasant of my life,” writes Jimmy Carter in his new memoir A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety. America’s 39th president hasn’t forgotten the root cause of the problem. “From November 4, 1979 American hostages were held captive by Iranian militants, supported by the Ayatollah Khomeini and his government.” For those who missed the Carter Era (1976-1980) there’s a bit more to it. “This crisis was of overriding importance to me,” writes Carter, who does not explain that Iran held 52 American hostages for 444 days. He mentions not a single...
  • Jimmy Carter: White Americans cling to ‘feelings of superiority’ toward minorities

    06/05/2015 5:44:51 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 86 replies
    wash times ^ | 6/5/15 | d ernst
    Former President Jimmy Carter told AARP Inc. during a recent interview that many Americans hold “feelings of superiority” toward minorities. Mr. Carter spoke on a range of subjects with the magazine, including campaign spending and lobbyists, but he made a point to say that the U.S. still is lacking in terms of safeguarding civil rights. “The recent publicity about mistreatment of black people in the judicial and police realm has been a reminder that the dreams of the civil rights movement have not been realized. […] Many Americans still have racist tendencies or feelings of superiority to people of color,”...
  • Former President Carter Reveals He Has Cancer

    08/12/2015 9:33:46 PM PDT · by lbryce · 80 replies
    ARUTZ SHEVA ^ | First Publish: 8/13/2015, 1:16 AM | By Ben Ariel First Publish: 8/13/2015, 1:16 AM
    Former United States President announces he has been diagnosed with cancer which was found during recent liver surgery.Former United States President Jimmy Carter on Wednesday announced he has been diagnosed with cancer. "Recent liver surgery revealed that I have cancer that now is in other parts of my body," Carter said in a statement released by the Carter Center and quoted by The Associated Press (AP). "I will be rearranging my schedule as necessary so I can undergo treatment by physicians at Emory Healthcare." The statement made clear that Carter's cancer is widely spread, but not where it originated, or...
  • Jimmy Carter: ‘I have cancer’

    08/12/2015 1:44:31 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 169 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | August 12, 2015 | Jim Galloway
    -snip- “Recent liver surgery revealed that I have cancer that now is in other parts of my body. I will be rearranging my schedule as necessary so I can undergo treatment by physicians at Emory Healthcare. A more complete public statement will be made when facts are known, possibly next week.”
  • Former President Jimmy Carter Undergoes Liver Operation

    08/03/2015 11:05:32 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 67 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 3, 2015
    The Carter Center says former President Jimmy Carter has undergone a medical procedure to remove a small mass in his liver, and that he's expected to make a full recovery.
  • Jimmy Carter Says Jesus Would Not Support Abortion; Struggles Between His Politics and Faith

    07/25/2015 7:04:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/25/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Former President Jimmy Carter has said in an interview that he does not believe Jesus Christ would support abortion in most cases, identifying the "only conflict" he's had between his political duties and Christian faith. "I have never believed that Jesus would be in favor of abortion, unless it was the result of rape or incest, or the mother's life was in danger. That's been the only conflict I've had in my career between political duties and Christian faith," Carter told The New York Times in an interview posted on Friday. The Democrat made the comments in response to a...
  • Former US President Jimmy Carter says he has cancer that has spread to other parts of his body

    08/12/2015 1:46:34 PM PDT · by mgstarr · 105 replies
    BreakingNews.com ^ | 8/12/15 | staff
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  • James Earl (Jimmy) Carter has metastasized Liver Cancer

    08/12/2015 1:51:08 PM PDT · by SES1066 · 129 replies
    FoxNews Cavuto | 08/12/15 | Fox News
    Verbal announcement that the previous surgery for a liver tumor has now been diagnosed as a cancer and it has apparently spread beyond the liver.
  • Georgia Governor Renames Confederate Holidays on State Calendar

    08/11/2015 2:23:41 PM PDT · by PROCON · 34 replies
    newsweek ^ | Aug. 10, 2015 | Taylor Wofford
    Georgia's governor has quietly removed Confederate Memorial Day and Robert E. Lee's Birthday from the state calendar, replacing them with the innocuous-sounding designation "state holiday." The change, first reported by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, was contained in a memo dated August 5 sent by Governor Nathan Deal to state government staff.The move comes amid increasing backlash against symbols honoring the Confederacy. In late June, Alabama removed four Confederate flags from its Capitol. The next month, the Confederate battle flag (which has a different design from the Confederate national flag) was removed from the Capitol grounds in South Carolina after Dylann Roof,...
  • Lowe's delivery driver replaced after customer said they didn't want a black man to bring goods

    08/10/2015 9:29:48 AM PDT · by brwnsuga · 98 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 10 Aug 2015 | Tom Wyke
    A black delivery driver was told by his manager that he would not be making a delivery because the customer had said she only wanted a white driver in her house. Marcus Bradley, an African American, who has worked for Lowe's Home Improvement for the last 11 years, was left devastated after his manager complied with the customer's outrageous wish. The shocking incident reportedly happened in the city of Danville, situated in the US state of Virginia.
  • This is #CruzCountry! (from debate to campaign trail)

    08/09/2015 12:00:52 PM PDT · by Isara · 64 replies
    Tedcruz.org ^ | 08/08/15 | Jeff Roe
    Wow — what a week! I’m writing from in between stops on the #CruzCountry Bus Tour as we continue our #CruzToVictory through southern states that will play a huge part in making Ted our Republican nominee for President of the United States.As you likely know, the Republican candidates met in Cleveland, Ohio, for the first debate of the 2016 season on Thursday. And it was a great night for Ted — but don’t just take it from me:Frank Luntz declared the debate “great news for Ted Cruz.”Charles Krauthammer named Ted Cruz a “winner of the night.”The Press Enterprise wrote “Cruz...