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  • Raising Kaine

    08/23/2016 10:17:52 PM PDT · by detective · 1 replies
    The New American ^ | 23 August 2016 | C. Mitchell Shaw
    As the Clinton/Kaine ticket gets under way, much is known of Hillary Clinton on the national scene: Her history as former First Lady, former senator, and former secretary of state — and the scandals which accompanied each of those positions — has been well reported and is well known, if not well accepted. Tim Kaine (shown), on the other hand, is another matter. His political career has been confined to Virginia and so — with rare exception — has his media coverage. Who is Tim Kaine? Michael Timothy Kaine’s political career began in the 1980s at Harvard when he met,...
  • Soros Migration Rent-a-Mob Amps Up for Aug. 28 Wash., D.C. Refugee Rally

    08/23/2016 10:09:29 PM PDT · by detective · 3 replies
    The New American ^ | 22 August 2016 | William F. Jasper
    The professional Soros migration/refugee agitators are rallying the street radicals to come to Washington, D.C., this Sunday, August 28. The aim of #DCRally4Refugees is to whip up the appearance of popular support for the UN’s September 19 Refugee Summit and President Obama’ plan to “surge” thousands more Syrian “refugees” into American communities. The #DCRally4Refugees is being organized by dozens of radical-Left groups funded by billionaire hedge fund mogul George Soros (shown) and his Open Society Foundations. As we reported last week, hacked documents from the Open Society Foundations (OSF) database have confirmed what was long known to readers of The...
  • Bill Clinton talking about immigration in the 1995 State of the Union (C-SPAN video)

    08/23/2016 10:02:36 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 4 replies
    "All Americans, not only in the States most heavily affected but in every place in this country, are rightly disturbed by the large numbers of illegal aliens entering our country. The jobs they hold might otherwise be held by citizens or legal immigrants. The public service they use impose burdens on our taxpayers. That's why our administration has moved aggressively to secure our borders more by hiring a record number of new border guards, by deporting twice as many criminal aliens as ever before, by cracking down on illegal hiring, by barring welfare benefits to illegal aliens. In the budget...
  • 15,000 New Emails Rekindle These 7 Incontrovertible Truths About Clinton

    08/23/2016 8:50:11 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/23/2016 | RACHEL STOLTZFOOS
    Yet another email dump looms over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign, as she continues to fight voters’ widely held perception that she is dishonest and untrustworthy. The FBI recovered these particular emails in spite of the fact that her lawyers judged them “personal,” and deleted them from her private home server. Their release drudges up the same negative perceptions of Clinton that have been dogging her campaign since it began. Republican nominee Donald Trump has his own image problems that seem to drown out the conversation about Clinton’s flaws. Paul Manafort resigned from the Trump campaign last week after several...
  • APS: It’s still OK to call students ‘boys and girls’ (Albuquerque)

    08/23/2016 8:49:49 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 17 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | August 22, 2016 | Kim Burgess
    An elementary school principal in Albuquerque has “apologized profusely” for a mistake in her PowerPoint presentation to teachers and staff that said it would “no longer be acceptable to call our students boys and girls.” APS spokeswoman Monica Armenta said Monday that teachers at Carlos Rey Elementary are not barred from calling students “boys and girls,” and that the simple misunderstanding was blown out of proportion in at least one media report. A few weeks ago, the school’s principal, Judith Touloumis, delivered a PowerPoint presentation to inform staff about the new APS transgender procedural directive, which went into effect this...
  • Bolton: I’d be happy to serve as Trump’s SecState

    08/23/2016 6:03:45 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 86 replies
    Hot Air ^ | Ed Morrissey
    John Bolton for Secretary of State? Trump could do a lot worse, and arguably not much better than the experienced diplomat and national-security analyst. Hugh Hewitt has been pushing the Trump campaign to start naming its Cabinet positions since Trump clinched the nomination, particularly when it comes to national-security appointments. Appearing on Hugh’s show this morning, Bolton endorsed Trump and said he’d be pleased to consider serving in that capacity, at least: HH: Now let me turn to Donald Trump. I have urged him to name his cabinet. I have specifically urged him to name you as his Secretary of...
  • Do new Clinton emails meet standard for special prosecutor?

    08/23/2016 8:06:02 PM PDT · by MIA_eccl1212 · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/23/2016 | Fox News
    constitutional law attorney Jonathan Turley discusses calls to investigate Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation... video only, no article Fox video only, no article
  • Orlando Fl Dem. State Attorney Candidate’s Husband Is Convicted Felon, Drug Dealer !

    08/23/2016 7:45:08 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 6 replies
    Sorry I can't post text of story, but TV station only posted link to the TV/video of story. Synopsis: Dem Lib Amish candidate for State's Attorney's husband is a drug dealer with multiple felony convictions. Her funding is coming from out of state, New York. Increasingly Hispanic, mainly Puerto Rican, not Cuban, Dem voter registration may well get her elected. These are the people, who along with the AA bloc, have sent Corine Brown (now facing 80+ felony fraud charges,) to Congress for 20+ years. See story at link.
  • An activist Idea, Trump Video Contest

    08/23/2016 7:23:16 PM PDT · by big bad easter bunny · 21 replies
    Today | b.b.e.b.
    There are a whole bunch of us who know how to make videos, who also have ideas in their head and would love to make a video that helped Trump get elected? Lets have a contest? 30 second spots, hard, well made, cutting edge? Post in 48 hours, not before, 7:30 Pacific time, on the 25th. if you are in!
  • Battle lines of church and state: Fired over same-sex marriage, educator sues Paramus Catholic

    08/23/2016 7:14:45 PM PDT · by Coleus · 16 replies
    NorthJersey.com ^ | 08.18.16 | ALLISON PRIES
    By 2015, she had risen through the ranks at Paramus Catholic High School, her alma mater, to dean of guidance in just four years, and she had been serving as head coach of the elite Lady Paladins basketball team since the retirement of the longtime coach, Al Roth, the year before.But in January, she lost it all.  Drumgoole, of Bogota, says the school fired her from both of her jobs after administrators learned that she was married to a woman.  Now, she has filed a lawsuit in Superior Court in Hackensack alleging that Paramus Catholic; its president, James P. Vail;...
  • Clinton State Department Stonewalled AP for Three Years

    08/23/2016 6:42:45 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 33 replies
    NRO ^ | Auguest 23, 2016 | Staff
    It was a long wait. Today’s blockbuster report from the Associated Press about Hillary Clinton’s meetings with Clinton Foundation donors during her time as Secretary of State contained the following nugget: “The AP sought Clinton’s calendar and schedules three years ago, but delays led the AP to sue the State Department last year in federal court for those materials and other records.”
  • The Postal Service is losing millions a year to help you buy cheap stuff from China

    08/23/2016 6:17:40 PM PDT · by Paul R. · 43 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 12, 2014 | Jeff Guo
    ...All of this is little comfort to McGrath, who chafes at the thought of the Postal Service helping Chinese merchants poach his customers. “All of us sellers are selling a lot of Chinese goods in America but at least we’re creating jobs, making money, and adding to the economy,” he said. “But when people buy direct from China that’s adding nothing to the American economy.”
  • FBI investigating possible cyberbreach of New York Times reporters' email accounts

    08/23/2016 6:07:30 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 23, 2016 | Staff
    The FBI is probing a possible cyberbreach of numerous company email accounts belonging to New York Times reporters by Russian government-linked hackers, a law enforcement source close to the investigation told Fox News on Tuesday. The investigation, which is ongoing, is looking into how and how far the perpetrators infiltrated the Times email accounts in question. It was not exactly known how many New York Times email accounts may have been compromised, according to law enforcement sources. The latest apparent hacking adds to the laundry list of recently disclosed Russia-involved hacks of high profile U.S. organizations.
  • Did Hillary Clinton Violate the Espionage Act?

    08/23/2016 6:04:34 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 50 replies
    Citizens Group ^ | 08/23/16
    Hillary Clinton served as Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013 under President Obama. That was five years of selling out US Interests to foreign governments in exchange for donations to the Clinton Foundation. According to the Government’s own Website: “As the lead U.S. foreign affairs agency, the U.S. Department of State represents the United States at more than 270 diplomatic locations around the world, including embassies, consulates, and missions to international organizations. The Secretary of State, the ranking member of the Cabinet and fourth in line of presidential succession, is the President’s principal advisor on foreign policy and...
  • BREAKING: Wiki Leak Email Found Showing Secret Memo To Obama From ISIS

    Assange Promises To Prove She Funded And Equipped ISIS In “October Surprise” Barack Hussein Obama and Hillary Clinton continue to act clueless when it comes to ISIS. They act clueless about when they formed, where they are today, and how can we defeat them. They are lazy, but they are also severely incompetent. Last week, Donald Trump asserted that Hillary Clinton and Obama “founded ISIS.” Trump didn’t literally mean they sat down and discussed how to create this group from scratch–or did he? Trump’s statement is 100% accurate, and a leaked memo from the State Department proves it to...
  • UPDATE: Roanoke County stabbing suspect was hearing voices before attack

    08/23/2016 5:52:28 PM PDT · by topfile · 20 replies
    WDBJ7 ^ | Tue 7:09 PM, Aug 23, 2016 | Web Staff
    The warrant says Wasil Farooqui told police he left his home on Pelham Drive Saturday "to clear his head" and took a butcher knife from the kitchen. He drove about a mile to The Pines apartments and parked. Farooqui said he began hearing voices telling him he was stupid and to attack people. Snip A source told CBS News that Farooqui has been on the FBI’s radar for several months and is believed to be self-radicalized. The source also told CBS News that Farooqui tried to go to Syria earlier this year, but only got as far as Europe. That...
  • USCG announces electronic fingerprint security for entry to high-risk ports

    08/23/2016 5:37:39 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 3 replies
    The new rule requires that by 2018 all affected facilities have some means of performing electronic inspection of the TWICs. Options include buying and installing new purpose-built card-reading machines or integrating TWIC into an existing system. All told there are 525 maritime facilities designated as high risk, which fall under this rule.
  • Judge Deals Government Blow Over Facebook Evidence In Refuge Trial ( Bundy : Malheur : Oregon )

    08/23/2016 5:29:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    OPB ^ | Aug. 23, 2016 | Conrad Wilson
    It was a rough morning for U.S. attorneys arguing the federal government’s case against Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy and six other defendants accused of conspiring to occupy an Oregon wildlife refuge. A visibly frustrated Judge Anna Brown struck from the record a previous ruling that effectively allowed evidence from defendants’ Facebook accounts into next month’s trial. Despite calling an assistant U.S. attorney, two legal assistants and an FBI agent as witnesses, prosecutors weren’t able to explain to the court how protected information from 11 Facebook accounts used by defendants ended up being shared as part of discovery. Judge Brown ordered...
  • Court refuses Texas professors’ attempt to block campus carry

    08/23/2016 4:34:21 PM PDT · by PROCON · 27 replies
    guns.com ^ | Aug. 23, 2016 | Chris Eger
    A federal judge on Monday refused to issue a preliminary injunction in the lawsuit by three University of Texas professors who do not want legal concealed carry in their classes. With the state’s new campus carry law taking effect this month, the professors kept a promise of litigation and filed suit in federal court in July seeking a federal injunction on campus carry naming Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, UT President Gregory Fenves and members of the school’s Board of Regents in their official capacity, as defendants. Paxton, in response, filed paperwork in opposition to the professors’ action earlier...
  • NPR ending online comments

    08/23/2016 4:07:00 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 63 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 17, 2016 | Associated Press
    The news organization says it does not have any legal obligation to provide a comments section because NPR indirectly receives federal funding.
  • ABC News: Hillary Lied About Donor Access During 2009 Confirmation Hearing

    08/23/2016 3:41:45 PM PDT · by detective · 75 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 23 Aug 2016 | Jason Devaney
    The evidence that shows close ties between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department proves Hillary Clinton lied during her confirmation hearing in 2009, according to ABC News. The network's Brian Ross said Tuesday morning Clinton vowed not to grant special access to foundation donors if she earned the confirmation to serve in the Obama administration. But she didn't stick to her promise, according to new documents released by Judicial Watch Monday.
  • O’Reilly slams Trump’s call to allow police to get ‘tougher’ with suspects: ‘You can’t beat ’em up!’

    08/23/2016 3:23:15 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 70 replies
    rawstory.com ^ | 8/22/16 | TOM BOGGIONI
    Appearing on Fox’s O’Reilly Factor, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump didn’t get the deferential treatment he has come to expect when he makes his almost nightly visit to Sean Hannity’s show, as host Bill O’Reilly tried to rein him Monday night when he started talking about policing policies. Discussing crime rates in Chicago — a favorite of target for conservatives – Trump went on to say that he thinks cops are handling suspects with kid gloves and that they need to be able to clamp down on suspects. “I know police in Chicago,” Trump began. “If they were given the...
  • Hundreds Of CA Children Sent Home On First Day Of School Due To New Vaccination Law [Rev 18]

    08/23/2016 3:08:28 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 34 replies
    CBS SF Bay Area ^ | 8/22/2016 | Staff
    OAKLAND (KPIX 5) — Scores of California students may be sent home on their first day of school because of a new vaccine law that took effect this year. The new state law took effect July 1. Now, parents can no longer use personal or religious beliefs as a reason not to have their kids immunized. This school year, kindergartners and seventh graders must show proof of immunizations. Monday WAS the first day of school for kids in Oakland. Hundreds of them were expected to be sent home. "There could be a few hundred kids that are not immunized and...
  • "Libertarian" Gary Johnson Pushes "Free Market" Carbon Tax

    08/23/2016 2:46:21 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 52 replies
    The New American ^ | 23 August 2016 | Alex Newman
    Despite a historic opportunity for third parties to do well this presidential election, Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson seems determined to blow it. In the equivalent of shooting himself in the political foot, Johnson announced support for a deeply unpopular tax on emissions of carbon dioxide, or CO2, to stop alleged “climate change.” And he sought to deceive voters while doing it. While the former New Mexico governor framed the tax scheme as a “fee” and a “free-market approach,” even libertarians blasted the deception.The “fee,” as Johnson referred to his proposed tax in a perfect emulation of ObamaCare-style semantic deception,...
  • Emails Show Huma Used To Put Hillary Down For Nap Time

    08/23/2016 2:25:22 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 79 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Christian Datoc
    An email in WikiLeaks’ Hillary Clinton archive shows Huma Abedin served as the Director of Nap Time while working at the State Department. Abedin sent the email in question to Clinton on January 11, 2013, ahead of a meeting with the French Foreign Minister. (RELATED: Emails Show Top Hillary Aide Researched Drug For Parkinson’s, Alzheimers) The email did not contain a message in the body, yet the subject line reads “Reminder fabius at 3:30. Take a nap [sic].” Laurent Fabius served as France’s Foreign Minister from 2012-2016. Since Abedin’s email was sent at 2:21 pm, and the meeting with Fabius...
  • MANY [HALF] DONORS TO CLINTON FOUNDATION MET WITH HER AT STATE

    08/23/2016 12:33:58 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 107 replies
    AP ^ | 23 August 2016 | STEPHEN BRAUN AND EILEEN SULLIVAN
    More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money - either personally or through companies or groups - to the Clinton Foundation. It's an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president. At least 85 of 154 people from private interests who met or had phone conversations scheduled with Clinton while she led the State Department donated to her family charity or pledged commitments to its international programs, according to a review of State Department calendars released so far to The Associated Press. Combined, the 85...
  • Why Clinton can’t shake her private email scandal

    08/23/2016 1:59:39 PM PDT · by Innovative · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug. 23, 2016 | Andrea Peterson
    Hillary Clinton has been tired of talking about her private email server for a long time. When a reporter asked the Democratic presidential candidate about the story’s staying power as she walked away from a terse news conference in August 2015, the politician threw up her hands in exasperation. “Nobody talks to me about it other than you guys,” she hollered back. But a year later — and with just over three months until the election — Clinton is still being plagued by her decision to use a personal email account for work during her tenure as secretary of state....
  • A big slush fund for the Clinton Foundation

    08/23/2016 1:52:10 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 22,2016 | By David Keene
    Hillary assures voters she’s done nothing wrong and won’t do it again Hillary Clinton, after learning there is a chance that hackers could release potentially embarrassing Clinton Foundation emails before the November elections, has announced that if she is elected president the foundation will no longer accept the foreign and corporate donations that have convinced all but her most loyal sycophants that she may well have been peddling influence to the highest bidder as secretary of state. It is as if Willie Sutton, after robbing enough banks to ensure a comfortable retirement, had announced that bankers and their depositors could...
  • Leaked Docs: Soros Aims to Enlarge Electorate by 10 Million Voters by 2018

    08/23/2016 1:25:23 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 32 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 8/23/16 | Joe Schoffstall
    A top priority of liberal billionaire George Soros is to enlarge the U.S. electorate by 10 million voters by 2018, according to leaked documents. The plan to grow the electorate by millions of voters was discussed during a May 2014 board meeting of the Open Society Foundations, a liberal grant-making group founded by Soros. A 220-page guide detailing the plan was among more than 2,500 hacked Soros documents released by DC Leaks, which publishes documents from influential officials around the world. The guide covers strategies and tactics the group will employ in the United States from 2015 to 2018. The...
  • Aussie drug melting cancer cells approved for human use in U.S.

    08/23/2016 1:10:55 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    news.xinhuanet.com ^ | 2016-08-23 09:18:36 | Source: Xinhua
    MELBOURNE, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) -- A tablet developed in Melbourne that "melts away" cancer cells has been approved for use in the United States. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Tuesday that venetoclax was approved for prescription outside of human trials for patients with chronic lymphotic leukemia (CLL). Venetoclax, which overwhelms the BCL-2 protein that is vital to cancer cell survival, was developed in Melbourne in the 1980s after researchers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI) discovered the importance of BCL-2. WEHI's head of clinical translation, Professor Andrew Roberts, said that 80...
  • Trump vs. the Establishment

    08/23/2016 1:03:23 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 9 replies
    The New American ^ | 23 August 2016 | William F. Jasper
    Hedge fund billionaires, Wall Street mega-bankers, Hollywood movie moguls, RINOs (Republicans In Name Only), ultra-Left “Progressive” Democrats, and Big Media journalistas have all ganged up on one man. Together with an AstroTurf army of neocon pundits, radical academics, student activists, and street agitators funded by the Big Foundations and Big Government, they have united to stop that one man: Donald J. Trump.George Soros, David Rockefeller, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Michael Bloomberg, Steven Spielberg, Jeff Bezos, and a bevy of other uber-rich titans have teamed up with National Review, the Weekly Standard, the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC,...
  • In Louisiana, Barack Obama Dismisses Donald Trump: I’m Leaving In Five Months Anyway

    08/23/2016 12:42:44 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 23,2016 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    President Barack Obama dismissed criticism that he spent too much time golfing on his Martha’s Vineyard vacation instead of visiting Louisiana after devastating historic flooding in the state. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump traveled to the site of the damage and met with some of the victims last week before the White House announced plans for the president to make his own visit. When Obama was asked by reporters if he was concerned about candidates politicizing disasters, he replied, “No I don’t.” “First of all, one of the benefits of being five months short of leaving here is I don’t...
  • “My Family Will Die!” if GOP Won’t Allow Clinton Crime Family to Operate Foundation

    08/23/2016 12:28:02 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 71 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 23,2016 | Jim Hoft
    American television commentator, social justice advocate, and political and media strategist Jehmu Greene LOST IT today on Fox Business Network during a discussion on the Clinton Foundation.Jehmu squawked, “My family will die!” if Republicans don’t allow Clinton Crime Family to continue their money laundering scam. This was C-R-A-Z-Y! Trish Regan: It’s not clear they’re sending a majority of their money to charity, at least from the financial records. Jehmu Greene: That’s just not correct. It’s going to operating costs because it’s an operating foundation… I’m sorry, I’m uncomfortable sitting here knowing people in my family are going to die because...
  • Obama’s Biggest Mistake

    08/23/2016 12:21:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 23, 2016 | Christopher Chantrill
    This week the conservative media is noticing that even the president’s cheering section at the New York Times is wising up to Obama’s mistakes in Syria, Libya, Iran, and more. But I think that the disaster of the president’s foreign policy is the least of his problems. I think the real mistake is the president’s ruthless attempt to push the liberal agenda to the max during the last eight years. I see why the president returned the bust of Churchill to the Brits. He just doesn’t believe: In victory or magnanimity. And now I have the founder of the Democratic...
  • Here’s how cozy State Department was with Clinton Foundation

    08/23/2016 12:04:37 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 23, 2016 | Daniel Halper
    A senior executive at the Clinton Foundation left nearly 150 messages for one of Hillary Clinton’s top aides at the State Department over a two-year period, according to newly released call logs. The Clinton Foundation’s chief operating officer, Laura Graham, kept in close touch with Cheryl Mills, one of Clinton’s closest aides when she was secretary of state, according to the logs analyzed by Fox News. An August 2011 message the Clinton Foundation official left for the government worker references “our boss,” suggesting both women worked for the same person.
  • Poll: Clinton up 16 over Trump in Virginia

    08/23/2016 11:40:04 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 142 replies
    Hillary Clinton is 16 points ahead of Donald Trump in Virginia, according to a new poll released Tuesday. Clinton has 48 percent support to Trump's 32 percent among likely voters in the state, the Roanoke College survey found. Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson has 8 percent, and Green Party nominee Jill Stein got 3 percent. In a head-to-head matchup, Clinton's lead over Trump grows to 19 points. The poll also showed improved favorability ratings for Clinton in Virginia. Thirty-nine percent said they saw the Democratic nominee favorably, while 45 percent saw her unfavorably.
  • Governor Brown signs High-Speed Rail Property Sale Notification bill into law

    08/23/2016 11:25:15 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 19 replies
    abc30.com ^ | 8/23/16 | abc30.com
    The bill, authored by Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford), will give previous owners of property, once thought to be in one of the many proposed paths of High-Speed Rail, the opportunity to buy it back if the state is selling it. The new law will require the High-Speed Rail Authority (HSRA) to notify previous property owners when it plans to sell unneeded property, then wait 30 days before selling it.
  • Destroying America’s Energy Industry with Phony Methane Issues

    08/23/2016 11:03:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | Marita Noon
    What is the “biggest unfinished business for the Obama administration?” According to a report from Bill McKibben, the outspoken climate alarmist who calls for all fossil fuels to be kept in the ground, it is “to establish tight rules on methane emissions”—emissions that he blames on the “rapid spread of fracking.” McKibben calls methane emissions a “disaster.” He claims “methane is much more efficient at trapping heat than carbon dioxide” and that it does more damage to the climate than coal. Methane, CH4, is the primary component of natural gas. To buttress his anti-fracking argument, McKibben is selective on which...
  • Man upset after niece brings home waiver to ‘be excused from reciting’ Pledge

    08/23/2016 10:45:40 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 41 replies
    A Florida man is upset after his niece brought home a Pledge of Allegiance waiver that asked parents to sign and return the form if they’d like their child to “be excused from reciting” it. It read: “I understand my rights as a parent and I request that my child, noted above, be excused from reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. This request includes standing and placing his/her right hand over his/her heart.” In frustration, Micah Brienen took to Facebook last Thursday. “My niece brought this home from school today…What is happening to our country?!?” he said in the post. Brienen’s...
  • New Documents Prove Hillary Clinton Murder Cover-Up (Sandy Berger Alert!!!)

    08/23/2016 10:29:20 AM PDT · by yoe · 72 replies
    The Pollitical Insider ^ | August, 2016 | Kosar
    Twenty-three years ago during the Clinton administration, Deputy White House Council Vincent Foster was found dead in his car. This scandal shocked the country, and raised massive questions about just how dangerous the Clintons are.[snip]Rodriguez claims that after he produced additinal damning evidence of a possible Foster murder coverup, he became a target and was investigated internally! In the letter, he explained 12 ways in which the case has mishandled and compromised. Then, he noted:[snip] Here is the (new smoking gun) in the Foster case!
  • Ohio inmate who survived '09 execution appeals to high court

    08/23/2016 9:41:45 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 75 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 23, 2016 | Associated Press
    COLUMBUS, Ohio — A condemned Ohio killer who survived a 2009 botched execution is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to declare that a second attempt to put him to death would be unconstitutional. Lawyers for death row inmate Romell Broom argue that giving the state prisons agency a second chance would amount to cruel and unusual punishment and double jeopardy. A divided Ohio Supreme Court rejected Broom's arguments in March. Broom's attorneys appealed that ruling earlier this month to the U.S. Supreme Court and filed notice of that appeal on Monday with the state court. The state stopped Broom's execution...
  • Do colleges + universities=economic growth?

    08/23/2016 9:01:57 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 18 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 23, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Academics have been arguing for decades that colleges and universities are engines of economic growth. Now they seem to have scientific proof, or do they? "We estimate fixed effects models at the sub-national level between 1950 and 2010 and find that increases in the number of universities are positively associated with future growth of GDP per capita (and this relationship is robust to controlling for a host of observables, as well as unobserved regional trends)," Anna Valero and John Van Reenen, of the London School of Economics, write in a working paper that they published this month at the National...
  • College Campus Lunacy

    08/23/2016 8:48:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 8/23/2016 | Walter Williams
    As the fall semester begins, parents, students, taxpayers and donors should be made aware of official college practices that should disgust us all. Hampshire College will offer some of its students what the school euphemistically calls "identity-based housing." That's segregated housing for students who — because of their race, culture, gender or sexual orientation — have "historically experienced oppression." I'd bet the rent money that Hampshire College will not offer Jewish, Irish, Polish, Chinese or Catholic students segregated housing. Because there is no group of people who have not faced oppression, Hampshire College is guilty of religious and ethnic discrimination...
  • Who, Whom?

    08/23/2016 8:23:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | Bill Murchison
    A federal judge in Fort Worth, Texas, Monday disallowed the Obama administration's attempt to change the nation's mind on the latest liberal social cause: sex-alteration. Judge Reed O'Connor enjoined the administration from enforcing new directives from the Departments of Justice and Education, which would prop open public-school restroom doors for access by students identifying with a gender different from the one they were assigned at birth. How this moral/constitutional tangle gets resolved we will learn in due course. Meanwhile, O'Connor's decision highlights a campaign issue deserving of the closest attention, despite its receiving, up to now, almost none. The Bolsheviks...
  • Public University Hosts Blacks-only Student Retreat – To Promote Inclusion

    08/23/2016 8:07:20 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 23 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 8-23-16 | Michael McGrady
    California State University Fresno recently held a three-day student retreat for black students that aimed to foster inclusion and help incoming African American students adjust to college life and get involved in the campus community. The inaugural “Harambee Student Retreat,” which took place Aug.14 through Aug 17, was free to participating students, who enjoyed housing, meals, workshops and activities meant to help aid in the “successful transition of incoming African American/Black students to Fresno State,” the university’s website states. About 40 new students plus about a dozen returning students took part, and about $16,000 was set aside in the university’s...
  • Trump courts minority voters

    08/23/2016 7:52:15 AM PDT · by 20yearsofinternet · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/23/2016 | Jonathan Easley
    Donald Trump is ramping up outreach to blacks and Hispanics as he seeks to close a massive gap with Hillary Clinton among the minority voters who have shunned his campaign. In speeches and at rallies, the Republican presidential nominee is directly appealing to African-Americans for the first time, making the case that Democratic policies have harmed the black community. Trump is also reaching out to Hispanic voters, convening meetings with leaders in the community as he mulls making changes to what has been a hard-line stance on immigration that has been focused on building a wall on the Mexican border...
  • Hillary’s Health: Is Voters’ Presidential Choice Really Trump vs. Kaine?

    08/23/2016 7:42:38 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 51 replies
    The New American ^ | 23 August 2016 | Selwyn Duke
    The signs are all there: bizarre coughing fits, falls, failure to return to a debate stage on time, requiring help up stairs, and what many describe as seizures and blackouts. Hillary Clinton is running what may be a truly historic campaign, as she is possibly the most unhealthy major party nominee to ever seek our nation’s highest office. Yet the media are predictably incurious about the true state of her health as they and her handlers try to drag her across the November 8 finish line — even though electing her could leave us with a President Tim Kaine.The latest...
  • Special Report on U.S.-Israeli Relations [radio]

    08/23/2016 7:36:49 AM PDT · by Randall_S
    USA Transnational Report ^ | August 20, 2016 | USA Transnational Report
    IMPRESSIONS OF ISRAEL TODAY US-ISRAELI RELATIONS LIVE Saturday (8/20) 8 AM EST!!! This Saturday, we bring you a special edition of the USA Transnational Report, broadcast live from Israel. While the United States is in the midst of one of the most, if not the most, consequential presidential elections in modern history, the Middle East is undergoing fundamental changes that will shape its future. Israel's relationship with its Arab neighbors, including Egypt, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia, is closer than at any other time. This is, at least in part, due to the rising influence and stature of Iran in the...
  • Clinton Foundation bombarded Hillary's top aide with calls when she was Secretary of State

    08/23/2016 7:30:02 AM PDT · by detective · 13 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 23 August 2016 | Alana Goodman
    Truncated title. full title: Clinton Foundation bombarded Hillary's top aide with calls when she was Secretary of State, phone records reveal Hillary Clinton's chief of staff Cheryl Mills's received nearly 150 phone messages from Clinton Foundation's operations director Laura Graham during a two year span at the State Department, according to phone logs - a significantly higher number of calls than from any other individual during that time frame. The phone logs, which were obtained by Fox News and cited by reporter James Rosen during the State Department press briefing on Monday, raise fresh questions about the close contact between...
  • What the Patti Hearst Pardon Is Not

    08/23/2016 7:01:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | Debra J. Saunders
    Patricia Hearst is the first person in American history to receive a commutation from one president and a pardon from another, author Jeffrey Toobin writes in his book, "American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst." Hearst had served 22 months of a seven year sentence in federal prison for bank robbery when President Jimmy Carter commuted her sentence -- sentence reductions are part of the presidential pardon power embedded in the U.S. Constitution. Later, Bill Clinton pardoned -- that is, removed all punishment and restored her civil rights -- Hearst. She was one...