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  • The Power Elite: Bumbling Incompetents

    05/30/2016 6:48:49 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    Contra Corner ^ | 28 May 2016 | Bill Bonner
    Is there any smarter group of homo sapiens on the planet? Or in all of history? We’re talking about Fed economists, of course. Not only did they avoid another Great Depression by bold absurdity…giving the economy more of the one thing of which it clearly had too much – debt. They also carefully monitored the economy’s progress so as to avoid any backsliding into normalcy. And where do we get this penetrating appraisal? From the Fed economists themselves, of course. Bloomberg: “The U.S. Federal Reserve’s decisions to delay interest-rate hikes helped cushion the economic shocks caused by rapidly rising borrowing...
  • Yes, pack the guns for your trip

    05/30/2016 6:20:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/30/2016 | Barbara Simpson
    Were you set for the weekend? It is Memorial Day: Another government-sanctioned three-day holiday wonder that enables Americans to forget the reason for the holiday – honoring our war dead, those who lost their lives fighting in defense of their country and for freedom and liberty for our allies – and concentrate on getting out of town for picnics, barbecues and sports. So, patriotic thoughts or not, I hope the holiday and picnic gear was packed in the van or camper, there was a full tank of gas and everyone was set to go Oh, except this year there’s something...
  • Honoring Our Fallen Soldiers

    05/30/2016 5:23:49 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | May 30, 2016 | Michael Cutler
    During my 30 year career with the former INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service) I had the privilege of working with members of many other law enforcement agencies- both from within the United States and with those of foreign governments. One of those foreign police forces was the Israeli National Police. There are times when a statement made by someone else creates a seminal moment - when an issue is brought into such focus that you can never forget it.
  • Obama Warns of Donald Trump’s “Ignorance”

    05/30/2016 4:56:35 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 45 replies
    Patriot News Daily ^ | 5/27/2016 | Admin
    Speaking at a press conference in Ise City, Japan on Thursday, President Obama said that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was causing a lot of consternation among world leaders. Answering a question about Trump at the G-7 Summit, Obama said many international leaders were “surprised” by some of the billionaire’s comments in recent months. “They’re rattled by it,” Obama said, “and for good reason. Because a lot of the proposals that he’s made display either ignorance of world affairs or a cavalier attitude or an interest in getting tweets and headlines instead of actually thinking through what it is...
  • Sowell on Commencement: “Shameless Self-Advertising” for Public Service

    05/30/2016 4:46:47 AM PDT · by originalist_1776 · 5 replies
    Sowell on Commencement: “Shameless Self-Advertising” for Public Service: http://www.certainright.com/2016/05/24/sowell-on-commencement-shameless-self-advertising-for-public-service/1050/ Thomas Sowell, in his column at Townhall writes that commencement speeches have recently served either as “shameless self-advertising by people in government” or to “flatter the graduates that they are now equipped to go out into the world as “leaders” who can prescribe how other people should live.” Sowell regretfully acknowledges also that the pipeline of college graduates to influential public positions can “mean a lifetime of people with ignorance presuming to prescribe to people with personal knowledge”. He extolls instead the value of work outside academia and of being absent...
  • How Women DESTROY NATIONS [trunc] [Sequel to Why Women...]

    05/29/2016 9:28:07 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | 28 May 2016 | Black Pigeon
    Video.
  • Why Women DESTROY NATIONS*/ CIVILIZATIONS - and other UNCOMFORTABLE TRUTHS

    05/29/2016 9:24:08 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 51 replies
    YouTube ^ | Feb 17 2016 | Black Pigeon
    Video.
  • Trump camp concedes it's low on money

    05/29/2016 3:08:01 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 105 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 27, 2016 | Joel Gehrke
    Donald Trump's campaign has alerted Senate Republicans that he won't have much money to spend fending off attacks from Hillary Clinton over the next couple months. The notice came when Paul Manafort, Trump's senior advisor, met with a group of Senate Republican chiefs of staff for lunch last week, sources familiar with the meeting told the Washington Examiner. The admission suggests that Trump will be far more dependent on the GOP brass for money than he has led voters to believe, but it's consistent with his reliance on the Republican National Committee to provide a ground game in battleground states....
  • [October 21, 2015] Foundation of 'dark Web' steps into the light

    05/28/2016 5:32:14 PM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/21/15 04:52 PM EDT | David Perera
    The Tor Project, the foundation of the crime-infiltrated "dark Web," is trying to soften its public image — but without backing away from the anonymous Web-surfing technology that has made it so controversial with law enforcement and intelligence agencies. For about a decade, the Massachusetts-based nonprofit has provided free software that lets activists and political dissidents visit websites and exchange messages outside the scrutiny of oppressive governments. But the same software HAS ALLOWED HIDDEN MARKETS FOR CHILD PORNOGRAPHY, GUNS, ILLEGAL DRUGS AND STOLEN CREDIT CARD INFORMATION TO FLOURISH, while heightening U.S. intelligence agencies' worries about technology providing an unbreakable wall...
  • Explaining the miracle at Midway (the great movie is on now_

    05/29/2016 7:24:33 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 82 replies
    naval aviation news ^ | MAY 3, 2012
    See story at link; we are celebrating freedom and honoring all those who gave their all. If you have never seen the film, you have no idea what you are missing. I would bet that not 10% of those in high school could even place the battle as being in WWII. We have raised a nation of idiots thanks to the leftists who have destroyed our education system and any sense of patriotism.
  • The 'Ferguson Effect': Obama's Unprecedented Assault on Law Enforcement

    05/29/2016 6:54:20 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 22 replies
    conservativereview ^ | May 29, 2016 | Hans von Spakovsky & Brad Schlozman
    As the sun sets on President Obama’s tenure, it seems his administration is taking every last opportunity to make its mark on our culture. The Department of Justice is not at all bashful about overreaching well beyond its authority and handicapping local police forces at the expense of state sovereignty and community safety. Conservative Review presents a two-part in-depth series from legal experts Hans von Spakovsky and Brad Schlozman that chronicles the administration’s unprecedented assault on local law enforcement. The DOJ’s quest exploits civil rights to travel far outside its proscribed jurisdiction. It is the worst sort of overcorrection to...
  • Inside the Leftist Religion That Worships Bloodshed and Mayhem

    05/29/2016 6:18:50 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 11 replies
    onservativereview ^ | May 29, 2016 | Spyridon Mitsotakis
    The International Socialist Organization (ISO) defended of 120 gang members arrested for 8 murders and drug dealing in New York City: ISO does not care about the victims of crime. Those who acquiesce to the laws of the system are at worst secular infidels — enemies of the people — and at best they are in the way of the march toward the Revolutionary Apocalypse of Marxist prophecy. Their hatred of police and civil society runs so deep that they will uphold killers and drug dealers, and the law-abiding citizens be damned. Anyone who listens to Marxists who have spent...
  • AP-NORC Poll finds bare confidence in government, elections

    05/29/2016 4:38:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 28, 2016 9:26 AM EDT | Emily Swanson
    Few Americans have much confidence in the U.S. political system, the government in general, or in either political party. Most say they’re interested in the 2016 presidential election, but they also feel frustrated, helpless and even angry with the way the election is going, a poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows. Democrats and Republicans alike feel down in the dumps about the election and about the political system in general. …
  • Term Limits in the Holy Land

    05/29/2016 2:44:16 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Primack Channel ^ | 29/5/16 | Eleutheria5
    Also my first Hebrew Language broadcast. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-HLjun7mUI
  • Ex-State aide recalls Hillary’s ‘sloppy communications’ with staff

    05/29/2016 2:13:59 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | 27 May 2016 | Bob Fredericks
    A former military adviser who worked for Hillary Clinton at the State Department says her “sloppy communications with her senior staff” could have undermined two counterterrorism operations. Bill Johnson, the department’s adviser to the special operations section of the US Pacific Command in 2010 and 2011, told Newsweek that secret plans to kill the head of a Filipino jihadi group and stop Chinese armaments being smuggled into Iraq both failed. “I had several missions that went inexplicably wrong, with the targets one step ahead of us,” said Johnson, who worked in Air Force special ops for more than 25 years...
  • It's time for Wisconsin to seriously consider tolling

    05/29/2016 1:11:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | May 16, 2016 | Patrick Jones
    America's roads and bridges got a real workout in 2015. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, drivers last year logged more miles on our roads than in any year in U.S. history — more than 3.1 trillion miles — an increase of more than 3% over 2014. Wisconsin is part of that trend with more than 60 billion of those miles traveled. But, too often, Wisconsinites find themselves idling in traffic or on slow-going, bumpy roads. I'm sure it was not a surprise when a study commissioned by the Local Government of Wisconsin Institute concluded last spring that Wisconsin...
  • My Very Own Obamaphone

    05/29/2016 12:24:45 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 44 replies
    www.thetrumpet.com ^ | May 25, 2016 | Robert Morley
    The push to enroll people in government welfare programs gives new meaning to ‘the land of the free.’ ====================================================================================================================== Last week, I almost got my very own Obamaphone—by accident. I own a Tracfone; it is one of those prepay plans. The carrier was upgrading from 2G to 3G, and I was sent a new phone to replace my old one. I called the service department to get my number reassigned to my new phone—and that’s when something went wrong. A series of transfers between various representatives left me wondering if I would ever have a working phone. Turn the phone...
  • Gingrich: Trump Will Change Electoral Map,There'll Be "Trump Americans",Like (Shortened)

    05/29/2016 11:57:59 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 29, 2016 | Trent Baker
    Newt Gingrich spoke on the Friday broadcast of “Hannity” about how he thinks presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is changing the electoral map.
  • Chief Justice John Roberts: 'I Try to Achieve as Much Consensus as I Can'

    05/29/2016 11:22:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    AP via CNS News ^ | May 28, 2016 | 4:30 PM EDT | John Raby
    U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts said Wednesday that building a consensus among the justices is important, although he admits he can’t do it on his own. Roberts’ comments at The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia come as the justices have struggled to reach decisions in several cases this term with the court split evenly between conservative and liberal members. The court has had eight members since the February death of Justice Antonin Scalia. “I try to achieve as much consensus as I can,” Roberts said. “We kind of have to have a commitment as a group. I think...
  • Chicago Tribune: NRA Exaggerating Hillary Clinton's Threat To Gun Rights

    05/29/2016 10:33:38 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 38 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 29, 2016 | Awr Hawkins
    On May 26, the Chicago Tribune published an editorial in which it claimed the NRA is exaggerating Hillary Clinton’s threat to gun rights. Focusing on the Supreme Court, the Tribune claimed there is no guarantee that Republicans would confirm Clinton’s appointees to the highest court, and even if they did, there is no guarantee those justices would revisit landmark decisions like District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) or McDonald v. Chicago (2010).
  • Trump Not Fake Enough!

    05/29/2016 10:05:19 AM PDT · by OddLane · 22 replies
    Kausfiles ^ | May 29, 2016 | Mickey Kaus
    he NYT says “Donald Trump’s Campaign Stumbles As it Tries to Go Big.” Evidence of the stumbling? 1) Trump met with “dozens of female chief executives and entrepreneurs” last week but “never publicized” it! Instead of putting out this staged campaign news, Trump put out real news (that he’d fired political director RIck Wiley, the man who crash-landed Scott Walker’s campaign.) 2) Trump only has one communications aide. One! Why, Hillary has “a press team of more than a dozen, including people devoted solely to the news media for black and Hispanic audiences”! 3) Trump hasn’t yet violated the spirit...
  • North Carolina police pulls out of Republican National Convention (NAACP same week Cincinnati)

    05/29/2016 9:23:29 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 28 2016 | Staff
    A North Carolina police department backed out of sending 50 police officers to the Republican presidential convention in Cleveland in June over concerns about whether the city is prepared to host an event that is expected to bring at least 50,000 visitors to northeast Ohio. Greensboro police made the decision earlier this week to pull its officers from the event, saying the city isn’t providing workers’ compensation for coverage for out-of-town officers and is requiring them to get physical exams they’d have to pay for themselves. Deputy Police Chief Brian James wrote in a memo to the city’s police chief...
  • Feinstein: 'Enough is enough' on Clinton's email controversy

    05/29/2016 8:48:15 AM PDT · by yoe · 90 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 29, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said critics should stop focusing on Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton's email controversy and start concentrating on the issues facing the country. "This goes on and on and on. We're reaching the final stages of a primary," she said on ABC's "This Week" in an interview that aired Sunday. An internal watchdog determined in a report sent to Capitol Hill last week that Clinton and her senior aides didn't comply with the State Department's record-keeping policies. The report said Clinton never requested permission to use her personal server, and it "would not" have been approved, in part,...
  • #MayorYogaPants wants you to THANK the felons for their service!

    05/29/2016 8:46:00 AM PDT · by Nacho Bidnith · 9 replies
    KFI AM 640 Talk Radio ^ | Posted May 27th, 2016 @ 3:44pm | John and Ken
    Get a load of this! So #MayorYogaPants Garcetti, with all of his brilliant knowledge and inclusive wisdom, wants us to THANK our felons for their service! This clip was not altered in any way. This is your Mayor ladies and gentlemen: Listen to the 41 second audio clip at: http://kfiam640.iheart.com/onair/john-and-ken-37487/mayoryogapants-wants-you-to-thank-the-14760420/
  • Russia Keeps Profiting from U.S. Reliance on RD-180 Rocket Engine

    05/29/2016 7:58:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 5/27/2016 | Bridget Johnson
    The outcome of dueling versions of the National Defense Authorization Act could determine how much the U.S. lines Russia's pockets before what some lawmakers hope is a speedy transition to a domestically produced rocket engine. The RD-180 engine is built by NPO Energomash, a manufacturer mostly owned by the Russian Federation. It's used in the Atlas V rocket, built by Lockheed Martin and Boeing's United Launch Alliance. The House version of the NDAA approves all of the 18 requested engines. In the Senate, where there has been a lengthy battle over buying from Russia, the NDAA authorizes nine engines. Either...
  • Federal Liberals consider cracking down on Islamophobia (Canada)

    05/29/2016 7:56:14 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 15 replies
    CBC News ^ | May 27, 2016
    In an effort to stamp out racism experienced by Muslims, the Liberal Party of Canada is considering adopting a policy to aggressively eliminate Islamophobia. Racist graffiti on campaign signs 'distressing,' says London Muslim leader Omar Raza, director of the Windsor West Federal Liberal Association, is making the pitch during the Liberal convention in Winnipeg. He wants the party to strike a task force to tackle the issue. "This just reaffirms what the Liberal Party stands for and reaffirms that national and international leadership," he told CBC News from Winnipeg before the vote. "We're here, not only to support our neighbours,...
  • Report suggests Fast and Furious tied to 69 killings

    05/29/2016 7:33:16 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 10 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 5/28/16 | Daniel Terrill
    Guns sold through Operation Fast and Furious were possibly connected to 69 killings, according to findings by a conservative government watchdog group. Judicial Watch devised the report from internal documents recovered from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives — the agency behind the operation — through a Freedom of Information Act request. The FOIA documents contain a spreadsheet that reveals details about firearms recovered through the operation from December 2012 to February 2016. Details include date sold, date recovered, location of incident (in Mexico), and type and caliber. Redacted from the spreadsheet are name of buyer, serial number,...
  • Editorial: Kaine would be perfect fit on Democratic ticket

    05/29/2016 6:44:16 AM PDT · by randita · 24 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 5/28/16 | Editorial Staff
    Editorial: Kaine would be perfect fit on Democratic ticket Posted: Saturday, May 28, 2016 10:30 pm 1960 remains the exception that proves the rule. Vice presidential candidates seldom make a decisive difference in general elections. Lyndon Johnson’s presence on the ticket may have put John Kennedy in the White House. Johnson carried Texas for the Democrats and likely contributed their victories in Missouri and North Carolina. Without a Southern running mate, the Massachusetts senator probably would have lost to Richard Nixon. 2016 already has established itself as an idiosyncratic election. Crackpots dominated the Republican sweepstakes. The heavily favored Hillary Clinton...
  • Lobbying law cited in McAuliffe probe sees few prosecutions

    05/29/2016 6:39:08 AM PDT · by randita · 5 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 5/28/16 | GRAHAM MOOMAW AND ROBERT ZULLO
    Lobbying law cited in McAuliffe probe sees few prosecutions By GRAHAM MOOMAW AND ROBERT ZULLO Richmond Times-Dispatch | Posted: Saturday, May 28, 2016 10:00 pm Criminal prosecutions under the obscure foreign-lobbying law said to be at the center of the federal investigation into Gov. Terry McAuliffe are exceedingly rare. In the past 50 years, prosecutors have brought just seven cases. If the probe leads to charges against McAuliffe under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, or FARA — which he says will not happen, because investigators have no evidence of a violation — the Democratic governor would be the highest-profile figure...
  • Dropping the Bomb: Why Did the U.S. Unleash Its Terrible Weapon?

    05/29/2016 6:29:04 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 149 replies
    New American ^ | 21 August 1995 | John F. McManus
    Much of the historical perspective on the era holds that the Japanese were prepared to fight to their very last man, and that until the horror of Hiroshima and Nagasaki had been visited upon their homeland Japanese leaders had no intention of surrendering. But in fact the Japanese had sent peace feelers to the West as early as 1942, only six months after the December 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. More would come in a flood long before the fateful use of the atomic bombs. In her 1956 book, The Enemy at His Back, journalist Elizabeth Churchill Brown supplied overwhelming...
  • How the left revels in violating the 10 Commandments

    05/29/2016 3:59:47 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 44 replies
    WND ^ | March 20, 2016 | David Kupelian
    With Americans transfixed by election melodrama, especially on the Republican side, this would be a great time to pause for just a few minutes and seriously consider – possibly for the first time – this absolutely bizarre thing we call “the left.” The left, righteously posing as protectors of women, blacks, gays, students, immigrants, the poor and other societal “victims” (while demonizing conservatives and Christians as selfish, racist, anti-science, anti-woman, anti-immigrant and homophobic), in reality is the primary cause of the vast majority of the misery, suffering and injustice it claims to oppose. I document this stunning cause-and-effect relationship...
  • Armed Citizens Saving Police Officers

    05/29/2016 3:46:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 29 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    This list was originally published by Ohioans for Concealed Carry PAC and then by the Kentucky Concealed Carry Coalition.  It has ceased to exist on those pages.  I found it on learnaboutguns.com, where it was republished. It is a compilation worth keeping.  The list was originally published before February 8th, 2009.  It has not been updated since then. I know that it is only a partial listing.  For example it does not list the case of Rory Vertigan, who shot, then captured one of three drug dealers who ambushed and killed Officer Marc Atkinson of the Phoenix Police Department...
  • WaPo: “U.S. Forces Now on the Ground” in Yemen

    05/29/2016 12:21:27 AM PDT · by hamilton_1800 · 17 replies
    In significant news that has thus far either gone under or outright unreported by the media, U.S. military advisors have “boots on the ground” in Yemen, according to a recent report in the Washington Post by Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Missy Ryan: “The Pentagon has placed a small number of U.S. advisors on the ground in Yemen to support Arab forces battling al-Qaeda, military officials said on Friday, signaling a new American role in that country’s multi-sided civil war. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said U.S. personnel had been in the country for about two weeks, supporting Yemeni and...
  • More harassment of gun owners by Sacramento

    05/28/2016 10:06:59 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 20 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | May 28, 2016 | Steve Greenhut
    SACRAMENTO – The latest round of gun-control bills speeding through the Legislature should offer a reality check to those of us who own firearms: Democratic leaders will never be satisfied closing the latest round of “loopholes.” Every year they push new rounds of “reasonable and common sense” gun laws, few of which seem reasonable given they target law-abiding owners. To many legislators, the Second Amendment is the real loophole. Most Register Opinion readers already know this, of course, but they might not understand some other dismal realities: Law enforcement is generally not on our side on this. For instance, Assemblyman...
  • A Navy SEAL's last act of service: A search for the truth about brain disease and the military

    05/28/2016 9:51:28 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 10 replies
    Virginia Pilot ^ | May 29, 2016 | Corinne Reilly
    On the afternoon of March 12, 2014, Jennifer Collins checked her phone and found a message from her husband, Dave Collins, a retired Navy SEAL. He’d texted to say that she should pick up their son from kindergarten, and then this: “So sorry baby. I love you all.” Hours later, two police officers showed up at their house in Virginia Beach with news that Dave, 45, had shot himself in his truck a few miles away. Although Jennifer had held out hope for any other explanation, she also knew the moment she read it what the text meant. For months,...
  • Memorial Day in Light of Our Day

    05/28/2016 8:07:53 PM PDT · by kindred · 2 replies
    http://www.theignorantfishermen.com ^ | May 28, 2016 | DJP I.F.
    This Memorial Day we think of those who gave their last full measure on our behalf as Americans; to preserve our freedoms and liberties, which only come from Almighty God (John 8:32, 36, Gal. 1:4, 3:13, 5:1, Titus 2:14). There can NEVER be TRUE liberty without a saving relationship to our Creator and apart from the firm adherence to Almighty God's moral absolutes (Prov. 14:34). Our Founding Fathers knew this to be true and have communicated it to us in their writings and in our nation's birth certificate. Today, America has full well rejected our founder's vision and have squandered...
  • American Minute for May 29th:

    05/28/2016 7:45:31 PM PDT · by kindred · 3 replies
    http://www.americanminute.com/ ^ | 5/28/16 | William Federer
    He was awarded the Navy's medal of heroism during World War II. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his book Profiles in Courage. He was the youngest elected President, serving just over 1,000 days before being shot. This was John F. Kennedy, born MAY 29, 1917. In the Introduction to a 16-volume American Heritage New Illustrated History of the United States (Dell Publishing Co., 1960), John F. Kennedy wrote: "History, after all, is the memory of a nation. Just as memory enables the individual to learn, to choose goals...to avoid making the same mistake twice... so history is the...
  • Paula Broadwell, David Petraeus and the Afterlife of a Scandal

    05/28/2016 6:04:45 PM PDT · by Theoria · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 28 May 2016 | Jessica Bennett
    It was 6:30 a.m. at the United States Military Academy, the sun was rising over the Hudson River, and Paula Broadwell was in athletic gear. With a half-dozen women, she rotated between sprints and burpees. Sweating onto the pavement, the group was perched atop an overlook called Trophy Point, in the shadow of a 46-foot battle monument memorializing those killed in the Civil War. There is a female statue in bronze at the top, arms outstretched regally, who is said to represent “fame.” Ms. Broadwell was here in April for a 40th anniversary celebration for the academy’s first class of...
  • AG Herring to state Supreme Court: Don't rush pace of GOP's suit (felons voting)

    05/28/2016 4:00:39 PM PDT · by randita · 12 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 5/27/16 | Michael Martz
    AG Herring to state Supreme Court: Don't rush pace of GOP's suit By MICHAEL MARTZ Richmond Times-Dispatch | Posted: Friday, May 27, 2016 6:15 pm Attorney General Mark R. Herring has asked the Virginia Supreme Court to slow down General Assembly Republicans who want to rush a decision in their lawsuit to reverse Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s blanket restoration of civil rights to felons who have served their time. The attorney general filed a response on Friday to the GOP motion filed earlier this week to seek expedited hearing of the suit against the governor with aim of preventing Virginians whose...
  • Schapiro: Inside McAuliffe's war room (satire)

    05/28/2016 3:57:10 PM PDT · by randita · 1 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 5/28/16 | Jeff Shapiro
    Schapiro: Inside McAuliffe's war room BY JEFF E. SCHAPIRO Richmond Times-Dispatch | Posted: Friday, May 27, 2016 10:16 am A fantasy about a real-life political nightmare: An exasperated Gov. Terry McAuliffe is in damage-control mode. “Problems, I got plenty! “You see what Guinness left in that punch bowl? I tweet out a picture of the new puppy. How were people not gonna love it? Not the Republicans! Obenshain and that big bald guy who’s nuts about guns, Gilbert, dumped all over me ’cause I named the Lab for an Irish beer. Who said if you want a friend in politics,...
  • Judge orders release of internal Trump University documents

    05/28/2016 3:15:11 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Tom Hamburger
    A federal judge has ordered the release of internal Trump University documents in an ongoing lawsuit against the company, including "playbooks" that advised sales personnel how to market high-priced courses on getting rich through real estate. The Friday ruling, in which Judge Gonzalo Curiel cited heightened public interest in presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, was issued in response to a request by The Washington Post. The ruling was a setback for Trump, whose attorneys argued that the documents contained trade secrets. [Snip] Trump, who previously questioned whether Curiel's Hispanic heritage made him biased due to Trump's support for building...
  • NASA inflates spare room in space

    05/28/2016 2:53:43 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 13 replies
    NASA on Saturday successfully expanded and pressurized an add-on room at the International Space Station two days after aborting the first attempt when it ran into problems.
  • AmmoLand Exclusive: Donald Trump Promised Terry Brother Answers on Fast and Furious

    05/28/2016 2:42:46 PM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 18 May, 2016 | David Codrea
    The brother of a slain Border Patrol agent says Donald Trump has promised answers about the Operation Fast and Furious “gunwalking” program leading to Brian Terry’s death. Kent Terry met with Trump, and says the presumptive Republican nominee will use his authority to act if he’s elected president, Terry said in a Twitter post Tuesday.“Mr. Trump said ‘It’s a shame Fast and Furious started and shame on them for what they are doing about it,” Terry explained to this column, referring to an event at a community college in Michigan (see photo).  “When I become president I will open the books...
  • Hillary’s email report: The worst thing

    05/28/2016 1:13:10 PM PDT · by Lihueflash · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 26, 2016 | Newt Gingrich
    It’s difficult to choose the most disturbing aspect of the State Department Inspector General’s report this week on Hillary Clinton’s email practices, but near the top of the list must surely be this: Virtually everything Clinton has said about her email has been a lie, and she knew it all the time.
  • ACTUAL COLOR FILM OF PEARL HARBOR ATTACK

    05/28/2016 1:07:36 PM PDT · by knarf · 43 replies
    FB ^ | Conservative Post
    Long forgotten, private color film of the actual attack on Pearl Harbor
  • Sub sailor's photo case draws comparisons to Clinton emails

    05/28/2016 12:19:41 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 5.27.16 | Josh Gerstein
    A Navy sailor entered a guilty plea Friday in a classified information mishandling case that critics charge illustrates a double standard between the treatment of low-ranking government employees and top officials like former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and ex-CIA Director David Petraeus. Prosecutors allege that Petty Officer First Class Kristian Saucier used a cellphone camera to take photos in the classified engine room of the nuclear submarine where he worked as a mechanic, the USS Alexandria, then destroyed a laptop, camera and memory card after learning he was under investigation.
  • Bowling Green, KY info meeting on Syrian refugees turned into heated debate

    05/28/2016 10:40:43 AM PDT · by wwcj · 24 replies
    refugee resettlement watch ^ | May 28, 2016 | Ann Corcoran
    I’m sure there will be more reports today about what went down in Senator Rand Paul’s hometown last evening when the local resettlement agency honcho held a meeting to explain to the community that he had applied for 40 Syrians to add to Bowling Greens already large Muslim community, but here are two reports.
  • Testimony Begins On Clinton Email (Weekly Update)

    05/28/2016 10:07:51 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 27, 2016 | Tom Fitton
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  • Trump: ‘There is no drought’: Accuses California officials of denying water to farmers

    05/28/2016 8:42:12 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 94 replies
    The San Mateo Daily Journal ^ | May 28, 2016 | AP
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  • 5 Rules Clinton Broke Using Her Secret Server

    05/28/2016 8:08:53 AM PDT · by McGruff · 41 replies
    01 - Clinton violated a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) she signed upon becoming Secretary by retaining records with classified information. 02 - Clinton violated State Department regulations forbidding the storage of classified information anywhere other than "the chancery" or "consulate" even for "reasons of personal convenience." 03 - Clinton used a BlackBerry to transmit classified information despite State Deparment policy prohibiting its use. 04 - Clinton violated State Department policy by giving classified material to her lawyer despite the fact that he lacked an "approved classified material storage facility." 05 - Clinton violated federal rules requiring that she turn over work-related...