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  • Obama to require steeper emissions cuts from US power plants

    08/02/2015 1:49:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama will impose even steeper cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants than previously expected, senior administration officials said Sunday, in what the president called the most significant step the U.S. has ever taken to fight global warming..... Obama, in a video posted to Facebook, said the limits were backed up by decades of data and facts showing that without tough action, the world will face more extreme weather and escalating health problems like asthma."Climate change is not a problem for another generation," Obama said. "Not anymore."In his initial proposal, Obama had...
  • NAACP Demands Utah Change Name Of Canyon Named After Black Cowboy

    08/02/2015 12:20:40 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 33 replies
    The renewed national scrutiny of the Confederate flag has officials again considering changing the name of Utah’s Negro Bill Canyon, though the title that some find offensive is a point of historical pride for others. Grand County Councilwoman Mary McGann said the name of the picturesque canyon in southern Utah is outdated at best. “We should evolve,” she said Wednesday.
  • Vet finds hateful note on car at local shopping center

    08/02/2015 12:11:16 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 7 replies
    QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A simple trip to the store ended with a veteran getting a hateful letter left on his car. When a local Iraq War veteran went shopping Thursday morning, he did not expect to find an anonymous note with ugly language left on his car. The letter blasted the Marine for having a Purple Heart and serving overseas. It stated, “All of you Islamaphobe vets deserve to die.” The note has people shaking their heads. Some call the author pathetic. “It’s just shocking,” Ann Lanoir said. “It’s just ignorant. That’s the way I feel. I feel like...
  • Walker floats cabinet picks: Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Mitch Daniels

    08/02/2015 12:06:15 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 2, 2015 | James Hohmann
    DANA POINT, Calif. — Scott Walker said Saturday that he loves the “team of rivals” concept employed by Abraham Lincoln when it comes to building a cabinet. The Wisconsin governor told mega donors at the Koch donor network summit here that he would look to other Republicans seeking the nomination if elected, specifically former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and “any of the governors I’ve worked with.” “There’s a great team of people I’d take from this field of candidates,” he said. “We could plug them right into the next administration.” Asked if there is a...
  • Charles Koch Urges Conservatives to Skip ‘Corporate Welfare

    08/01/2015 11:19:38 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Time ^ | August 1, 2015 | Philip Elliot
    Conservative billionaire Charles Koch told his ultra-rich friends that they face a “life and death” decision whether to keep lobbying for tax breaks and government subsidies. “Business leaders (must) recognize that their behavior is suicide, that it is suicide long term. To survive, long-term, they have to start opposing, rather than promoting, corporate welfare,” Koch told about 450 allies at an Orange County, Calif., summit that began Saturday. ....“Obviously, this prescription will not be an easy pill for many business people to swallow. Because short term, taking the principled path is going to cost some companies some profits, as it...
  • Homeland Security Chief: We won’t call Chattanooga ‘Islamic terrorism’ out of respect for Muslims

    08/01/2015 9:21:32 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 38 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | July 31 2015 | The Right Scoop
    Why won’t the Obama administration call Fort Hood Islamic Terrorism? Why aren’t they calling Chattanooga Islamic Terrorism? Because it’s disrespect to Muslims and Islam is about peace: ARUTZ SHEVA – Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson announced the policy this past Friday at Aspen Institute’s annual security forum in Washington, D.C. He explained that though it was a Muslim terrorist who shot to death four unarmed Marines in Tennessee two weeks ago, the government will call the attack, and other similar ones, “violent extremism” and not “Islamic terrorism” – out of respect for the Muslim community. Johnson said it is “critical”...
  • My Enemy, My Friend (AF Pilot Meets MiG Pilot He Shot Down) Follow us: @AirSpaceMag on Twitter

    08/01/2015 8:47:52 PM PDT · by Crystal Palace East · 14 replies
    Air and Space Magazine ^ | 1AUG15 | Dan Cherry ( MG, USAF, Ret)
    Through an acquaintance, I learned about a Vietnamese television show, "The Separation Never Seems to Have Existed," which reunites people who have lost touch. When the producer heard of my quest, she asked me, via e-mail, to write a letter stating my intentions and the circumstances surrounding the dogfight. Within two weeks she had found the MiG pilot, and invited me to Vietnam to appear on television with him. On April 5, 2008, on live television, my heart pounded as Nguyen Hong My—the man I had last seen in a black flightsuit, swinging under a red and white canopy—walked onto...
  • John McCain in New Hampshire: ‘Lindsey Graham, he’s my man!’

    08/01/2015 8:27:19 PM PDT · by South40 · 64 replies
    WaPo ^ | 1 AUG 2015 | Jose A. DelReal
    LITTLETON, N.H. — Former GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) was in his element Saturday — giving hugs, posing for pictures and shaking hands beside an oversized picnic pavilion at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post here in Littleton. He was asking Granite Staters for their votes in the first-in-the-nation primary. But this time, not for himself. “Lindsey Graham, he’s my man!” McCain declared with a chuckle,...
  • Obama signs short-term highway bill, faults Congress for inaction

    08/01/2015 8:16:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 31, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama signed a three-month highway bill Friday while chastising Congress for failing to approve long-term transportation funding and other legislative business before lawmakers’ summer vacation. “We can’t keep on funding transportation by the seat of our pants,” Mr. Obama told reporters in the Oval Office. “It’s a bad way for the U.S. government to do business. I guarantee you that’s not how China, Germany and other countries around the world handle their infrastructure.”
  • IRS Commissioner Vows to Not Target Christian Colleges Opposed to Gay Marriage ... 'At This Time'

    08/01/2015 7:36:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/01/2015 | Samuel Smith
    The Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service vowed in a Senate hearing this week that the federal agency will not strip Christian colleges and universities of their tax-exempt statuses should those institutions refuse to update school policies to be more accommodating toward gay marriages. Following the Supreme Court decision in June that nationally legalized same-sex marriages, fears have dramatically risen that Christian colleges and institutions could be stripped of their tax-exempt statuses if they don't compromise their biblical beliefs on the subject of same-sex marriage. But IRS Commissioner, John Koskinen, told Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, in a Judiciary Oversight Subcommittee...
  • Jim Koch says he will be ‘the last American owner of Boston Beer’

    08/01/2015 7:28:38 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 13 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 31, 2015 | Brooke Sutherland
    Even a company that named its top beer after a hero of the American Revolution may eventually forsake its home country. Boston Beer Co., the maker of Samuel Adams beer and Angry Orchard hard cider, would be worth more to a foreign owner unburdened by the US tax structure, founder Jim Koch told a Senate committee on Thursday. Because of that, Koch says he regularly gets pitches from investment bankers looking to strike a sale. He’s been turning them down — for now. “We don’t mind paying our taxes here in the US in gratitude for the opportunities that exist...
  • Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills put on the spot by 'blockbuster' court order

    08/01/2015 7:21:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/01/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Judge Emmett Sullivan, who is hearing the FOIA lawsuit brought by Judicial Watch, has put Hillary Clinton’s top aides Human Abedin and Cheryl Mills (and their boss Hillary) on the spot, in a ruling JW president Tom Fitton describes as a “blockbuster.”  Judicial Watch summarizes (the text of the order appears below): Judicial Watch announced today that U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan ordered the U.S. State Department to request that Hillary Clinton and her top aides confirm, under penalty of perjury, that they have produced all government records in their possession, return any other government records immediately, and...
  • Britain and France Point Fingers as Migrant Crisis Becomes a Political One

    08/01/2015 6:39:39 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 16 replies
    NY Times ^ | JULY 31, 2015 | STEVEN ERLANGER and KIMIKO DE FREYTAS-TAMURA
    LONDON — More than 4,500 vehicles are stuck along one of Britain’s main highways, caught in the chaos over efforts by desperate migrants to make their way through the Channel Tunnel from the French port city of Calais, 31 miles away. Another 4,500 cars and trucks are stuck on the other side of the English Channel. Food is rotting, drivers are exasperated and commerce is delayed. Would-be vacationers bound for the Continent are furious, and the British news media is on a rampage, with The Daily Mail wondering how migrants could invade Britain when Hitler could not and calling for...
  • The Early Church on Homosexuality

    08/01/2015 6:22:22 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Reformed Reader ^ | 7/18/15 | Shane Lems
    In the days of the early church – I’m thinking specifically of the 2nd century – Christian apologists had to defend the faith against false charges, accusations, and misrepresentations. One such apologist, Athenagoras (d. 200 AD?), wrote a booklet to Roman rulers called A Plea for the Christians. This apology by Athenagoras is still quite relevant today because it discusses things we still talk about today. I’ll come back to this booklet later, but for now I want to point out what this 2nd century Christian apologist said about sexual immorality and homosexuality. Athenagoras refuted the claim or accusation that...
  • FEMA urges state to look elsewhere for disaster aid for riot recovery (Baltimore MD)

    08/01/2015 6:16:10 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 13 replies
    baltimoresun.com ^ | 8/1/2015 | Andrea K. McDaniels
    After shooting down the state's request for disaster aid for the second time last week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said Maryland could recover costs associated with rioting that broke out after the death of Freddie Gray in other ways. Federal government denies disaster Baltimore riot aid again Federal government denies disaster Baltimore riot aid again The state and city have unspent money from two other FEMA programs that could be reprioritized, an agency spokesman said. Under the State Homeland Security Grant Program, the state has $251,049 in fiscal year 2013 funds and $5.9 million in fiscal year 2014 funds...
  • ‘A shining soul,’ gunned down in Columbia, buried Saturday

    08/01/2015 6:12:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The State ^ | August 1, 2015 | Ron Barnett, The Greenville News
    * Gentry worked with children at the Shandon Presbyterian child development center * A children’s home in India will be named after him when completed next year * The Clemson grad was preparing to go to nursing school Tim Gentry was the kind of guy who could look into a person’s heart and see what was good, even if they couldn’t see it themselves. That’s the way his younger sister described her brother — as “a shining soul,” who always had a smile on his face and a kind word for everyone he met. Gentry, 32, was gunned down on...
  • Obama Appointee And Bundler Blocks More Video Releases By Group Behind Planned Parenthood Sting

    08/01/2015 5:44:18 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 17 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | 7/31/2015 | Mollie Hemingway
    A federal judge late Friday granted a temporary restraining order against the release of recordings made at an annual meeting of abortion providers. The injunction is against the Center for Medical Progress, the group that has unveiled Planned Parenthood’s participation in the sale of organs harvested from aborted children. Judge William H. Orrick, III, granted the injunction just hours after the order was requested by the National Abortion Federation. Orrick was nominated to his position by hardline abortion supporter President Barack Obama. He was also a major donor to and bundler for President Obama’s presidential campaign. He raised at least...
  • Obama Wants 5-Year Plan: ‘I Guarantee You This Is Not How China’ Handles Its Infrastructure

    08/01/2015 4:53:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 64 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 1, 2015 | 3:07 PM EDT | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    When President Obama signed a law yesterday funding federal transportation projects for the next three months, he lamented that the United States did not have a five-year federal plan for transportation—and warned Congress that “big, powerful countries” like the Peoples Republic of China did not do it the way the U.S. is doing it now. “I guarantee you this is not how China, Germany, other countries around the world—other big, powerful countries around the world—handle their infrastructure,” Obama said. …
  • Texas Christian University student disciplined over social media comments [Thoughtcrime]

    08/01/2015 4:02:14 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 37 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/31/2015 | Lisa Maria Garza
    DALLAS (Reuters) - A Texas Christian University (TCU) student has been disciplined after posting online comments seen as racially offensive about current events, including rioting in Baltimore and the rise of the Islamic State, TCU officials said on Friday. TCU said Harry Vincent, a 19-year-old sophomore, violated two Student Code of Conduct provisions concerning "infliction of bodily or emotional harm" and "disorderly conduct." He has seen his campus access restricted by receiving a one-year suspension from extra-curricular activities, on-campus living and the use of non-academic facilities such as the cafeteria and recreational center. Among the comments are a Facebook post...
  • Sen. Bob Menendez intros CECIL Act to restrict big-game hunting

    Sen. Bob Menendez has introduced legislation to curb trophy hunting of endangered and threatened species after the demise of Cecil, an African lion whose death at the hands of an American hunter touched off a social media firestorm. The Conserving Ecosystems by Ceasing the Importation of Large Animal Trophies Act would extend restrictions on the import and export of animals that are being considered for inclusion under the Endangered Species Act. Currently, the restrictions apply only to animals already on the list. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service had suggested the African lion be listed as “threatened” in October, but...
  • Sanity in the Court: Judge Denies Claim That Chimps are Persons

    08/01/2015 3:02:56 PM PDT · by NYer · 74 replies
    Aletelia ^ | August 1, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    Though a New York judge ruled Thursday that the law still considers chimpanzees property, not people, a prominent thinker in the pro-life movement warned that attempts to raise animals to human status will continue.  Wesley J. Smith, co-director of the Discovery Institute's Center on Human Exceptionalism, said Friday, "We are gratified that a court refused to declare two chimpanzees 'persons.' That is right and proper. Chimps are animals, and the 'species barrier' separating the value of humans and animals, as some animal rights advocates put it, must never be breached."   "But make no mistake," Smith said. "Attempts to...
  • Senate to vote on defunding Planned Parenthood before August recess

    PLEASE CONTACT YOUR SENATOR/REPRESENTATIVE NOW PLEASE EVEN IF YOU DON'T YOURS WILL LISTEN.... THEN PRAY, PRAY, PRAY!!!!! WASHINGTON, D.C., July 28, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- Political drama continues to unfold on Capitol Hill as a third video exposing Planned Parenthood's fetal parts business was released Tuesday morning. In the Senate, Kentucky Senators Mitch McConnell -- the Senate Majority Leader -- and presidential candidate Rand Paul were at odds over the weekend on defunding Planned Parenthood. Paul attempted to include an amendment to defund Planned Parenthood in the Senate's transportation bill. This would require 50 votes and put defunding into "must-pass" legislation....
  • Federal Judge dismisses Shirley Abrahamson’s civil rights case [WI State Supreme Court Ruling]

    08/01/2015 2:33:21 PM PDT · by Fhios · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | 7/31/2014 | M.D. Kittle
    "....“This court has been asked whether the immediate implementation of an amendment to the Wisconsin Constitution concerning the structure of its court system offends the United States Constitution.Federal review of the action of a state—acting in its capacity as a sovereign government—is sharply limited, and the court does not require perfection of expression or purity of motive,” Peterson writes in his conclusion. “The amendment passes constitutional muster, even if implemented immediately to remove Abrahamson from the position of chief justice.”"
  • Judicial Watch: Federal Judge Orders State Department to Ask Hillary Clinton to Account

    08/01/2015 2:08:22 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 31 July, 2015 | Judicial Watch
     (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan ordered the U.S. State Department to request that Hillary Clinton and her top aides confirm, under penalty of perjury, that they have produced all government records in their possession, return any other government records immediately, and describe their use of Hillary Clinton’s email server to conduct government business.  The court issued the ruling late today after holding a status hearing in a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information lawsuit that sought records about Huma Abedin, the former Deputy Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton...
  • MARK LEVIN: THE REPUBLICAN PARTY WON ITS MAJORITY ON A LIE

    08/01/2015 1:53:37 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 59 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | August 1, 2015 | JULIA HAHN
    The audience, comprised of more than 200 students from around the nation, was thrilled to hear from one of the most influential minds in the conservative movement. In his speech, Levin discussed many of the ideas put forth in his new book, Plunder and Deceit, which is already winning accolades from many notable conservatives. [Boehner] is essentially delivering for Barack Obama everything Barack Obama wants. Just because you’re dressed up as a Republican doesn’t make it so… By his actions, he has demonstrated that he is not a conservative. He spends his time with [Rep. Kevin] McCarthy (R-CA) and [Rep....
  • Authorities investigating after 47-year-old loses consciousness in Dallas County jail lobby, dies

    08/01/2015 1:43:25 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 19 replies
    Dallas News ^ | August 1, 2015 | Naheed Rajwani
    The short version, according to authorities: The man ran into the building sometime after 10 a.m., yelled for help, was placed in handcuffs, lost consciousness and died. ... The man then ran into the main lobby of the Lew Sterrett Justice Center, yelling his wife was trying to kill him, Reyna said. A deputy restrained the man with handcuffs, “believing that he may be a threat to himself or others until they could calm the man down,” Reyna said in an email. April Berryhill, who had come to the jail to submit a property release form, said she saw one...
  • 15-Year-Old Hispanic Rapes and Murders 8-Year-Old White Girl – Wanted To Know How People Would React

    08/01/2015 1:17:32 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 77 replies
    Brietbart ^ | August 1, 2015
    The 15-year-old boy accused of sexually assaulting and strangling 8-year-old Madyson “Maddy” Middleton in his family’s Santa Cruz apartment — after allegedly luring her there with promises of ice cream — was charged Wednesday as an adult with special-circumstances murder. SAN FRANCISCO – […] The source said the boy lured Madyson to his third-floor apartment at the Tannery Arts Center at 1050 River St. on Sunday afternoon with promises of ice cream, then subdued her from behind, sexually assaulted her and strangled her before dumping her body in a recycling bin in a first-floor garage of the complex. […] Madyson...
  • Cry Baby Dana Milbank: ‘Ted Cruz Bullied Republicans for Years’

    08/01/2015 1:09:34 PM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08-01-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Is Dana Milbank – one of the Washington Compost’s many leftist columnists – really a girly man or do you think he’s just pretending? "Finally, Senate Republicans are standing up to the bully who terrorized them the past two and a half years — and they’re finding out he isn’t so tough, after all. After Cruz on the Senate floor Friday called his fellow Republican, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.), a liar, his GOP colleagues have moved swiftly to shut down his antics. They voted in large numbers to renew the Export-Import Bank (McConnell’s scheduling of the vote, opposed...
  • Republicans slam brakes on voting rights bill

    08/01/2015 1:09:29 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 1, 2015 | Mike Lillis
    Video at link. Reps John Lewis and Linda Sanchez deserve the littlest fiddle award. House Republican leaders are slamming the brakes on voting rights legislation, insisting that any movement on the issue go through a key Republican committee chairman who opposes the proposal. House Democrats are pressing hard on GOP leaders to bring the new voter protections directly to the floor. That would sidestep consideration in the House Judiciary Committee, where Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) has rejected a bipartisan proposal to update the 1965 Voting Rights Act (VRA) in the wake of a 2013 Supreme Court decision that gutted a...
  • White House Petition Started Asking Obama to Honor Navy Officer Who Fired on Chattanooga Terrorist

    08/01/2015 12:52:52 PM PDT · by PROCON · 16 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | Aug. 1, 2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    A petiton was posted at the ‘We the People’ site at the White House this week asking President Barack Obama to honor Navy officer Lt. Cmdr. Timothy White and others who used their personal firearms to return fire against the Islamist terrorist who attacked two military offices in Chattanooga, Tennessee last month. Five servicemen were shot and killed, one servicemen and one policeman were wounded by the terrorist who was also killed. It has not been determined whose firearms killed the terrorist, Palestinian-American Muhammad Abdulazeez.
  • What’s happening to this heroic Navy officer from the Chattanooga shooting will make your blood BOIL

    08/01/2015 12:51:09 PM PDT · by tired&retired · 27 replies
    http://allenbwest.com/ ^ | August 1, 2015 | Allen West
    I never like to be reactionary and follow anything that may just be hyperbole or conspiracy theory. That’s why I held off on addressing this issue until I got confirmation — which came Friday afternoon via text message. There are things which make you just upset, like the liberal progressive left and media accomplices’ rage over the shooting of a lion in Africa but abject disregard and disdain reference Planned Parenthood dismembering babies and selling their body parts. But this story has me dog fighting mad and seriously pissed off. As reported ten days ago by Western Journalism, “A Navy...
  • REPORT: Navy to Charge Officer Who Fired on Islamist During Chattanooga Terror Attack

    08/01/2015 12:03:27 PM PDT · by abb · 76 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | August 1, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    A report at The Navy Times in July confirmed that one of the Marines shot during the Chattanooga terrorist attack exchanged fire with the terrorist. Navy Lt. Cmdr Timothy White also shot back at the terrorist. But rather than being celebrated as a hero, Lt. Commander White may be charged for discharging a firearm on federal property. Allen West reported this week that Lt. Commander Timothy White Ladies and gents, resulting from the text message I received yesterday, I can confirm that the United States Navy is bringing charges against Lt. Cmdr Timothy White for illegally discharging a firearm on...
  • Father who shot down drone hovering over his house as his daughters sunbathed is arrested

    08/01/2015 11:31:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 81 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08/01/15
    A father has been arrested after shooting down an $1,800 drone that was reportedly hovering over his two sunbathing daughters. William H. Merideth, 47, from Kentucky was charged with first-degree criminal mischief and first-degree wanton endangerment. The owner of the drone claims he was only trying to take pictures of a friend's house when Merideth shot at the device, sending it crashing into a field near his yard last weekend. Sunday afternoon, the kids – my girls – were out on the back deck, and the neighbors were out in their yard," Merideth told WDRD. 'And they come in and...
  • Judge wants Clinton certification on emails

    08/01/2015 11:25:40 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | August 1, 2015 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    A federal judge has ordered the State Department to ask Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to certify under penalty of perjury that she has turned over some of the work-related emails she kept on a private server during the four years she served as secretary of state. U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan issued the order Friday in connection with a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit the conservative group Judicial Watch filed in 2013 seeking records about the employment status of Clinton aide Huma Abedin, who worked as Clinton's deputy chief of staff but later transferred to a part-time job...
  • Navy to Charge Officer Who Fired on Islamist During Chattanooga Terror Attack

    08/01/2015 10:45:22 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 88 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 08/01/15 | Jim Hoft
    Navy Lt. Commander will reportedly be charged for shooting at Chattanooga terrorist white chattanooga Lt Commander Timothy White and Islamist killer Muhammad Abdulazeez A report at The Navy Times in July confirmed that one of the Marines shot during the Chattanooga terrorist attack exchanged fire with the terrorist. Navy Lt. Cmdr Timothy White also shot back at the terrorist. But rather than being celebrated as a hero, Lt. Commander White may be charged for discharging a firearm on federal property. Allen West reported this week that Lt. Commander Timothy White Ladies and gents, resulting from the text message I received...
  • Court Threatens Obama IRS Commissioner With Contempt (Weekly Update)

    08/01/2015 10:40:04 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 31, 2015 | Tom Fitton
    Federal Judge Threatens To Hold IRS Commissioner, Justice Attorneys In Contempt Over Lerner Emails. Judicial Watch Exposes Key Document in Government-Funded Race-Based Hawaii Separatist Vote Judicial Watch Partners with TheBlaze On Documentary On Border Narco-Terror Threat: “The Sun City Cell” Federal Judge Threatens To Hold IRS Commissioner, Justice Attorneys In Contempt Over Lerner Emails. This was quite the week for those of us demanding that the Obama IRS be held accountable to the rule of law for its abuse of innocent taxpayers. We received more documents that expose more Obama administration misconduct and lies in the IRS scandal. And...
  • 2 airliners have 100-foot near miss with drone above New York (JFK)

    08/01/2015 10:29:37 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | August 1, 2015 | Joshua Berlinger
    Two airplanes flying near one of the nation's busiest airports each came within 100 feet of a drone on Friday, according to audio from each flight's radio calls. The first, JetBlue Flight 1843, reported spotting a drone at 2:24 p.m. while approaching John F. Kennedy International Airport, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. In the audio recording, the cockpit says that the drone passed just below the planes nose when the jet was flying at an altitude of about 800 to 900 feet. Then at about 5 p.m., Delta Flight 407 -- which had 154 people on board -- was...
  • Comparing Roof And Abdulazeez Shootings

    08/01/2015 10:28:56 AM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 7 replies
    Poletical.com ^ | August 1st | T. Carter
    There you have it. Immediately after learning about Dylan Roof, MSNBC had drawn the quick conclusion that Roof was a racist, right-wing supremacist. They weren't able to draw any conclusions about Abdulazeez's ideology, even after learning that he had visited the Middle-East and come back "very different" from his old self. For some bizarre reason, Maddow's brilliant investigative skills and intuition evaporated into thin air following the Chattanooga shooting. It was a truly strange phenomenon that, even after law enforcement deemed the shooting a terror attack, Maddow was unable to determine Abdulazeez's motivation. As more details emerged over the weeks,...
  • IRS “Midnight Unit” Destroyed Backup Tapes With Lois Lerner Emails

    08/01/2015 9:57:12 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 27 replies
    atr.org ^ | july 31, 2015 | alexander hendrie
    Backup tapes containing as many as 24,000 Lois Lerner emails were destroyed by an IRS entity officially known as the “Media Management Midnight Unit” located in Martinsburg, West Virginia, according to documentation released this week by the House Oversight Committee. In all, 422 backup tapes holding the emails were magnetically “degaussed” despite an agency-wide preservation order and congressional subpoena. Degaussing is a process whereby powerful magnets are used to erase data on a storage tape. The preservation order came from IRS Chief Technology Officer Terence Millholland in response to Congressional subpoenas over Lois Lerner’s emails. However, the agency completely failed to ensure...
  • EMAILS REVEAL HILLARY CLINTON FED ‘MEET THE PRESS’ QUESTIONS IN ADVANCE

    08/01/2015 9:51:27 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/1/2015 | John Nolte
    The latest dump of Hillary Clinton’s emails reveals that as Secretary of State, a source within “Meet the Press” was feeding her questions in advance. A July 2009 email to Clinton reads, “I just heard from a friend who is wired at Meet the Press that David Gregory is going to ask you about…” — Heads up -> pic.twitter.com/AOiJw6c5Sz — Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) July 31, 2015 — The mainstream media is notorious when it comes to hitting Republicans with tough questions. It is almost always about dropping them in a rhetorical, no-win box, “How is gay marriage different from segregation?”,...
  • Stop The Professional Baby Killers of Planned Parenthood

    08/01/2015 9:43:21 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08-02-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    As a Dutch Amerophile I will never understand why Americans are willing to let their youngest generation be slaughtered by the professional mass murderers of Planned Parenthood. Some accomplices in this genocide (ironically, mostly against black babies!) say that the victims aren’t actually babies, but they know better than that: the babies’ hearts are beating, and their body parts are sold for experimental research. If they weren’t babies, you couldn’t use their organs. It’s simple logic even a die hard progressive can follow, I presume. So what drives this continuing slaughter? I’ve read a lot of opinion pieces by leftists,...
  • Donald Trump Is Not as Aggressive on Immigration As He Sounds

    08/01/2015 9:21:51 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 119 replies
    Time ^ | 7/27/2015 | Tessa Berenson
    Onn MSNBC the next day, Trump endorsed a “merit system” for the millions of undocumented immigrants already in the country—something that sounds a lot like a path to some sort of legal status, if not citizenship. “I have to tell you, some of these people have been here; they’ve done a good job; in some cases sadly they’ve been living under the shadows,” he said. “We have to do something. … Somebody’s been outstanding, we (ought to) try to work something out.” That puts Trump to the left of, say, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, whose campaign told TIME in...
  • Where is the Coverage of Clinton Rape Victim Juanita Broaddrick?

    08/01/2015 9:16:32 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 1, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The liberal media feeding frenzy about a quarter-century-old alleged marital rape involving GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, and former wife Ivana, has a fury that was strangely absent when Bill Clinton was credibly accused of rape by Juanita Broaddrick in a Little Rock hotel room in 1978 when William Jefferson Clinton was attorney general of Arkansas. Ivana says her alleged “rape” never happened, Juanita Broaddrick says hers did. So why aren’t Hillary and Bill being peppered with questions about it as Donald and Ivana are? Perhaps because unlike liberal nemesis Trump’s case, Clinton’s more credidble story is now considered “old...
  • Lockheed Martin's Littoral Combat Ship Is Finally Making Headway -- but Is It Too Late?

    08/01/2015 9:12:31 AM PDT · by Mariner · 84 replies
    Motley Fool ^ | August 1st, 2015 | Katie Spence
    The Littoral Combat Ship, built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Austal USA, has been plagued with cost overruns, design flaws, and a number of failures. In fact, the LCS performed so poorly that then-Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel cut the Navy's LCS acquisition from 52 to 32 ships, and directed the Navy to appoint a Small Surface Combatant Task Force, or SSCTF, to "submit alternative proposals to procure a capable and lethal small surface combatant, consistent with the capabilities of a frigate." The good news is Lockheed Martin addressed many of the issues plaguing the LCS, and now production...
  • Trump: I Would Give Non-Criminal Illegal Aliens Legal Status

    08/01/2015 9:02:13 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 144 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 7/29/2015 | Greg Richter
    Donald Trump says as president he would ultimately give some illegal immigrants legal status and isn't ruling out a pathway to citizenship, CNN reports. That sounds different than what he said during his June 16 announcement speech when critics say he insulted Mexicans. "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. … They're sending people that have lots of problems," he said then. "They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people." Those who are not committing crimes could find legal status under a Trump administration, he told CNN's Dana Bash in...
  • Jeb Bush Sat On Board Of Philanthropy That Gave Millions To Planned Parenthood

    08/01/2015 8:50:26 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/30/2015 | Kerry Picket
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush was one of the directors of a charity that gave tens of millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood, LifeSiteNews first reported. Named a founding director to the tax-exempt Bloomberg Family Foundation in 2010, Bush sat on the board until the end of 2014 when he began to prepare for his presidential run. Bloomberg Philanthropies announced in March of 2014, while Bush was still on the board, it was giving $50 million to strengthen “reproductive health rights in Burkina Faso, Nicaragua, Senegal, Tanzania, and Uganda. According to a Bloomberg Family Foundation statement, the philanthropy teamed up...
  • Hillary aide Huma Abedin under investigation for overpayments at State Department

    08/01/2015 8:50:12 AM PDT · by Baynative · 38 replies
    American Thinker Blog ^ | Aug 1, 2015 | Rick Moran
    The office of inspector general at the State Department is investigating longtime Hillary Clinton friend and aide Huma Abedin for recieving pay she was not eligible for while she worked for Clinton at the State Department. The issues surround Abedin's salary being paid while she was on vacation and on maternity leave from her job at State.
  • Obama: Medicare and Medicaid ‘Aren’t In Crisis’

    08/01/2015 8:38:48 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 19 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 8-1-2015 | Ian Hanchett
    President Obama argued “these programs aren’t in crisis” while discussing Medicare and Medicaid during his Weekly Address on Saturday. (transcript excerpt) "If one of the best measures of a country is how it treats its more vulnerable citizens — seniors, the poor, the sick — then America has a lot to be proud of. Think about it. Before Social Security, too many seniors lived in poverty. Before Medicare, only half had some form of health insurance. Before Medicaid, parents often had no help covering the cost of care for a child with a disability. But as Americans, we declared that...
  • Judge wants Clinton to certify she's turned over some emails

    08/01/2015 8:35:06 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/1/15 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    A federal judge has ordered the State Department to ask Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to certify under penalty of perjury that she has turned over some of the work-related emails she kept on a private server during the four years she served as secretary of state. U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan issued the order Friday in connection with a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit the conservative group Judicial Watch filed in 2013 seeking records about the employment status of Clinton aide Huma Abedin, who worked as Clinton's deputy chief of staff but later transferred to a part-time job...
  • Planned Parenthood Warns Media About Reporting on Videos

    08/01/2015 8:30:53 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 28 replies
    thefederalistpapers.org ^ | 7/30/2015 | Kimberly Morin
    By now most of you have heard of or seen one of the three videos that have come out showing Planned Parenthood’s outrageous behavior of selling dead baby body parts. The organization is so concerned about these videos showing people the truth about their operations they’re now threatening news media. From Jammie Wearing Fools: Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota warned news outlets today that airing undercover videos from the Center for Medical Progress could violate “patient privacy.” Planned Parenthood says the videos violate laws however no wrong doing by the Center for Medical Progress has been...