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  • If You Haven't Done Anything Wrong .... blah, blah ...

    10/01/2014 9:14:46 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 1 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/1/14 | Balko
    Brown based his veto on two claims: first, that “Under current law, judges have an array of remedies at their disposal if a discovery violation comes to light at trial”, and, second, that the bill “would be a sharp departure from current practice that looks to the judiciary to decide how juries should be instructed.” The first claim ignores the very problem that the bill was designed to remedy by suggesting that the present regime of prosecutorial accountability is perfectly sufficient, when the evidence, not only in California, but across the country continues to mount that too many prosecutors have...
  • Oil & Capitalism Will Stop Ebola

    10/01/2014 8:36:16 PM PDT · by PingPongChampion
    Poletical ^ | October 1st, 2014 | R. Rados
    The rising threat of Ebola has brought two things into perspective: capitalism and oil. Money and fossil fuels have reminded us that Ebola would have spread beyond Africa decades ago without them. As the virus spreads further than it ever has because of sociological and economic changes in Africa, we're quickly learning to appreciate the advancements that wouldn't have been possible without oil and capitalism. West Africa is more densely populated now than it was during the first Ebola outbreak in 1976. Roads, economic advancements and sprawling communities have changed the region significantly and contributed to the spread of Ebola....
  • MNsure says 2015 premiums going up but will remain nation's lowest

    10/01/2014 7:50:32 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 3 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 10-1-14 | Nick Woltman
    Premiums on the state's MNsure health insurance exchange will rise in 2015, but they will still likely be the lowest in the nation. The Minnesota Department of Commerce said Wednesday that the rates offered by the four insurers still participating in the exchange will increase an average of 4.5 percent over their 2014 levels. "Not only is the average rate increase low for companies returning to the exchange, but Minnesotans living in each area of the state will have more product choices available this year to fit their individual health insurance needs," Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman said in a statement....
  • Small California winery to close doors after being fined for using volunteers

    10/01/2014 7:38:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/01/2014 | Mary Katherine Ham
    Hey, no bigs. The state just fined a tiny winery $115,000 for using volunteers who were learning to make wine while getting the vineyard’s product to market. They were illegal paid labor, you see. Can’t have two free parties engaging in a trade of labor for specialized knowledge without the state getting involved and depriving the area of this particular business, its job opportunities, and its wares. Congrats, public. You have been served and protected: A small-time vintner’s use of volunteer workers has put him out of business after the state squeezed him like a late-summer grape for $115,000...
  • Rubio, Paul back Enzi's 'Penny Plan'

    10/01/2014 5:46:03 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/28/14 | Molly K Hooper
    ...GOP Sens. Rand Paul (Ky.) and Marco Rubio (Fla.) are co-sponsors of Sen. Mike Enzi’s “Penny Plan,” formally titled “One Percent Spending Reduction Act of 2014.” “If we just stopped spending one cent out of every dollar that we spend currently, and according to [the Congressional Budget Office], they say that would balance the budget in three years,” the Wyoming Republican Senator told The Hill.
  • Louisiana VA hospital lacks pajamas and sheets, but spends millions on new furniture, TVs and solar

    10/01/2014 4:51:30 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 6 replies
    FoxNews ^ | October 1, 2014 | Tori Richards
    Veterans at the Shreveport, La., Veterans Affairs hospital have been going without toothbrushes, toothpaste, pajamas, sheets and blankets while department officials spend money on new Canadian-made furniture, televisions to run public service announcements and solar panels, a Watchdog investigation has revealed. Sources inside the hospital told Watchdog.org that patients also have had to contend with substandard care, as many nurses spend less time on work than on cell phones, iPods or accessing personal data on hospital computers.
  • White House: No, We Don't Think We Should Ban Flights From Ebola Countries

    10/01/2014 4:35:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 1, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Speaking from the White House Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest dodged questions about why flights from countries with Ebola outbreaks are still being accepted to the United States. He did not detail any future plans to stop flights from those countries, or to track connections through Europe to those countries, despite the first case of Ebola showing up in the U.S. after a Liberian man went to a funeral in West Africa and then returned home to Dallas. In his justification of the administration continuing to allow flights, Earnest argued that because people carrying Ebola don't have symptoms...
  • Ted Cruz is the new Sarah Palin (Here it comes)

    10/01/2014 4:22:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Week ^ | October 1, 2014 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    The Texas senator stands for conservative principles. Unfortunately, that's all he does with them.Is Ted Cruz good for conservatives? Or is it the other way around? The answer matters a lot, because it's not impossible that this guy could be the next GOP presidential nominee. A close adviser to Texas' junior senator told National Journal that there is a 90 percent chance the Tea Party star will run for president in 2016. "And honestly, 90 is lowballing it." Cruz denies that he has made plans past the midterms. But boy, he sure does look like a man preparing for a...
  • 60 Percent of Voters Want Obamacare to Be Repealed

    10/01/2014 4:19:11 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 19 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 1, 2014 | Jeffrey Anderson
    A new poll finds that three-fifths of likely voters support the repeal of Obamacare. A large plurality — 44 percent — wants to see Obamacare repealed and replaced with a conservative alternative. A much smaller group —16 percent — wants to see it repealed but not replaced. Less than one in three respondents — 32 percent — would like to keep Obamacare, whether in its current form or in amended form. So, with a conservative alternative in play, 60 percent of Americans support repeal, while only 32 percent oppose it. LOG.WSmith.16-11.ObamacareLogo McLaughlin & Associates asked 1,000 likely voters: “Which comes...
  • CalPERS gets decision: Judge rules Stockton can sever its city pensions (CA)

    10/01/2014 4:14:40 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 20 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 10/01/2014 | Dale Kasler
    In a potentially groundbreaking decision, a federal bankruptcy judge today struck down the sanctity of government pensions in California, saying the city of Stockton has the right to sever its contract with CalPERS. The verbal ruling from U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Klein, two years after Stockton filed for bankruptcy, was the decision CalPERS longed to avoid.
  • Immigration Expert: Obama Admin Responsible for Letting Ebola Patient Into U.S.

    10/01/2014 4:14:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | October 1, 2014 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    President Barack Obama, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, and Secretary of State John Kerry are directly responsible for allowing Ebola into the United States, the Center for Immigration Studies Director of Policy Studies Jessica Vaughan told Breitbart News. Vaughan points to federal law--the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)--which she notes gives the administration “broad authority” to bar non-citizens like Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient allowed into the U.S., from entering the country. The administration took no steps pursuant to that federal law, however, to block people like him from...
  • Kurds Battle Islamic State And Beg U.S. For Help

    10/01/2014 3:50:06 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 17 replies
    INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | October 1, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    War On Terror: As we send the president's maligned "farmers and pharmacists" to boot camp in Saudi Arabia, 400,000 Kurds in northern Syria are being set up for extinction by the Islamic State and our NATO ally Turkey. We have noted how the early pleas of the Kurdish forces in Iraq, known as the Peshmerga, fell on deaf ears in the White House as the Islamic State prepared and trained for its "sudden" advance. Maybe the pleas were contained in the half of the Presidential Daily Briefings that President Obama is said to have not read. The Kurds, protecting themselves...
  • With huge variability in hospital prices, patients must beware

    10/01/2014 3:47:42 PM PDT · by steve86 · 6 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | Oct. 1, 2014 | Lisa Stiffler
    The American health-care system is befuddling in so many ways, but the variation in hospital prices is among the most confounding. The price for back surgery at Yakima Regional Medical and Cardiac Center can cost $46,000 — three times as much as it costs at Seattle’s Virginia Mason Medical Center. If you’re looking for knee or hip replacement, at $92,000 you could wind up paying four-times more at Multicare Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup than the $23,000 price tag at Wenatchee Valley Hospital. Across the state and for services ranging from urinary tract infections to strokes, the prices for care...
  • New Secret Service Head Joe Clancy Personally Led Obama Security

    10/01/2014 3:43:20 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    NBC ^ | 10-1-14
    Joe Clancy, the man in charge of cleaning up the Secret Service after a series of embarrassing security gaffes, is the ideal person to lead the agency through troubled waters, a former top Obama adviser said Wednesday. The Department of Homeland Security named Clancy, director of corporate security for Comcast Corp., as interim acting director of the Secret Service after Julia Pierson resigned Wednesday. He retired from the agency in July 2011 after having served as special agent in charge of the Presidential Protective Division, a role for which he was well-regarded, David Axelrod, one of Obama's oldest friends and...
  • Liberian Government Identifies Dallas Ebola Patient

    10/01/2014 3:21:27 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-1-14 | Bob Price
    Liberian government officials have identified the patient who brought the Ebola virus to the United States as Thomas Eric Duncan. Duncan lives in Monrovia and is said to be in his mid-forties. Duncan is the first person to bring an undiagnosed case of Ebola to the United States. Duncan had direct contact with an Ebola patient in Liberia shortly before his departure to the United States according to a report on Wednesday in the New York Times by Norimitsu Onishi. Duncan helped to carry a pregnant woman who was near death from the Ebola virus back to her home after...
  • U.S. Soldiers in “War” with ISIS Not Eligible for Medals?

    10/01/2014 3:18:06 PM PDT · by blueyon · 7 replies
    ACLJ.com ^ | 10/01/14 | By Matthew Clark
    With 1,600 military “advisers” on the ground in Iraq, 2,300 of our troops being deployed to the Middle East as a “special purpose marine air ground task force,” and ongoing airstrikes being conducted in Iraq and Syria against ISIS’s jihadist army, it is absolutely stunning that our military personnel are NOT eligible for certain military medals. Why? Because the Obama Administration refuses to call our fight against ISIS terror a military campaign. It’s not only outrageous; it’s insulting to the brave men and women our Commander-in-Chief has put in harm’s way, has sent into a war zone, to defend freedom....
  • Maryland cuts revenue expectations by $405 million

    10/01/2014 3:10:16 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 17 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | September 25, 2014 | Michael Dresser
    Maryland is now facing a $405 million revenue shortfall over this year and next, largely the result of sluggish job growth, stagnant incomes and a weak housing market, state officials reported Wednesday. Five years after the official end of the recession, Maryland continues to confront fiscal trouble. This latest shortfall will force Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration and the General Assembly to make deeper cuts than previously expected to balance the state's roughly $40 billion budget. "Another year has passed, and ordinary families and small businesses haven't even recovered to where they were before the financial collapse, much less made up...
  • Obama's BRAIN initiative awards $46 million in grants

    10/01/2014 3:08:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/1/14 | Julie Steenhuysen - Reuters
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Wearable brain scanners and lasers that can turn hundreds of cells on and off were among 58 projects awarded $46 million in federal grants as part of President Obama's $100 million initiative to unlock the secrets of the human brain. Launched in 2013, the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative is designed to give scientists greater insight into how the healthy brain works and a better understanding of what systems go awry in diseases ranging from Alzheimer's to schizophrenia. "The human brain is the most complicated biological structure in the known universe. We’ve only just...
  • Boehner: I Haven’t Spoken to Ted Cruz ‘Since He’s Been Elected’

    10/01/2014 2:55:02 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 45 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 10-1-14 | Tina Nguyen
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) talks to a lot of people in the course of doing his job, but for some reason, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) isn’t one of them, how very curious. “I’ve not talked to him since he’s been elected,” Boehner revealed in an interview with the Cincinnati Enquirer, and left it at that. Cruz was elected in 2012 and played a major role in recent events that threatened to derail Boehner’s agenda, like the times Cruz attempted to hijack down the federal government over Obamacare, the debt ceiling, border patrol, etc. Boehner didn’t elaborate further, according to...
  • Chris Matthews "Obama Said It Was Unlikely. It Has Happened. It's Here"

    10/01/2014 2:53:18 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    Matthews and Emanuel also spar over President Obama saying it was "unlikely" that an Ebola case would strike the U.S. "Obama said it was unlikely. It has happened. It's here," Matthews said. Dr. Emanuel said there is some "fear mongering" going on here, but Matthews said he was just quoting the president and stating facts.
  • The Two Issues That Could Bring Down Obamacare

    10/01/2014 2:48:37 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | 10-1-14 | Brianna Ehley
    Today marks the one-year anniversary for Obamacare’s health exchanges—which have helped more than 7 million people across the country enroll in health coverage. And while Obamacare’s marketplace is settling in for its second year, serious issues are cropping up that could potentially derail the entire health care law leaving millions without affordable health coverage. The first potential problem deals with funding for the law’s crucial risk corridor program, which protects insurers from major losses. Insurers who agree to sell policies on the new exchanges are compensated for if they incur heavy losses during the first few years of Obamacare’s implementation....
  • SECRET SERVICE DIRECTOR RESIGNS

    10/01/2014 2:39:11 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10-1-14 | Brett LoGiurato
    Julia Pierson, the director of the United States Secret Service, resigned on Wednesday amid a rush of criticism over recent White House security breaches. "Today Julia Pierson, the Director of the United States Secret Service, offered her resignation, and I accepted it," said Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson. "I salute her 30 years of distinguished service to the Secret Service and the Nation." Joseph Clancy, the former special agent in charge of the presidential protective division of the Secret Service, will take over as interim director, Johnson said. Johnson also announced the formation of an independent panel to investigate...
  • The Brightest Spot in Holder's Record: How the Attorney General Tried To Make

    10/01/2014 2:32:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 1, 2014 | Jacob Sullum
    Attorney General Eric Holder, who last week said he plans to step down as soon as Congress approves his replacement, sees criminal justice reform as the "signature achievement" of his five and a half years in office. He is probably right about that, especially since his record on civil liberties and executive power is almost uniformly awful. Despite a late start, Holder has done more to highlight the harm inflicted by our excessively punitive criminal justice system than any of his predecessors. And he has done more than talk, pursuing policies that will imprison fewer people who do not belong...
  • White House: No Ebola travel restrictions

    10/01/2014 2:12:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 94 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 1, 2014 | Elise Viebeck
    The White House said Wednesday it will not impose travel restrictions or introduce new airport screenings to prevent additional cases of Ebola from entering the United States. Spokesman Josh Earnest said that current anti-Ebola measures, which include screenings in West African airports and observation of passengers in the United States, will be sufficient to prevent the “wide spread” of the virus. The chances of a U.S. epidemic are “incredibly low,” he said. “The reason for that is that it is not possible to transmit Ebola through the air. ... The only way that an individual can contract Ebola is by...
  • Firefighter's Facebook post about Islam sparks HFD investigation

    10/01/2014 1:40:54 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    KTRK ^ | 9/29/2014 | Sonia Azad
    An HFD employee is under investigation and on administrative duty because of something he posted on his personal Facebook page. The post is set to a backdrop of an American flag and reads, "Proud Infidel. F*** Islam and F*** Muslims." It was posted to his timeline earlier this month, and at one point, it was even his profile picture. When we brought it to the attention of the Houston Fire Department, Chief Terry Garrison responded with a statement, "As soon as I was made aware of the situation, I adopted a complaint on the matter, launching an internal investigation." "Your...
  • JIMMY CARTER: 'I Could Have Wiped Iran Off The Map'

    10/01/2014 1:35:34 PM PDT · by illiac · 67 replies
    MSN ^ | 8/29/2014 | Hunter Wlaker
    Former President Jimmy Carter marked his 90th birthday Wednesday with a lengthy interview on CNBC Meets where he discussed his one term in office and the one thing he would have handled differently — the Iran Hostage Crisis. Carter suggested Operation Eagle Claw, a failed 1980 attempt to rescue the hostages taken by Iranian revolutionaries at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, could have been successful if he committed one more helicopter to the mission. "I think I would have been re-elected easily if I had been able to rescue our hostages from the Iranians," said Carter. "And everybody asks me...
  • Destrehan teacher arrested for reported sexual relationship with student [ Louisiana]

    10/01/2014 1:31:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    WDSU ^ | Oct 01, 2014 | Juan Sanchez
    DESTREHAN, La. —Authorities in St. Charles Parish arrested a 34-year-old teacher Tuesday afternoon on allegations of sexual misconduct with a student. Deputies placed Shelley Dufresne under arrest for one count of carnal knowledge of a juvenile. She is a teacher at Destrehan High School, located west of New Orleans. ... Officials with the St. Charles Parish Public School District reported the incident to the Sheriff's Office. Investigators were told that the student was bragging to other students that he was "having a sexual relationship with teachers." "An additional incident has allegedly occurred in another jurisdiction and that agency is participating...
  • Ebola Victim in Texas Is Identified as a Liberian, Thomas Eric Duncan

    10/01/2014 12:36:50 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 67 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10-01-2014 | By NORIMITSU ONISHI
    MONROVIA, Liberia — A man who flew to Dallas and was later found to have the Ebola virus was identified by senior Liberian government officials on Wednesday as Thomas Eric Duncan, a resident of Monrovia in his mid-40s. Mr. Duncan, the first person to develop symptoms outside Africa during the current epidemic, had direct contact with a woman stricken by Ebola on Sept. 15, just four days before he left Liberia for the United States, the woman’s parents and Mr. Duncan’s neighbors said. In a pattern often seen here in Monrovia, the Liberian capital, the family of the woman, Marthalene...
  • Steve Wynn: I'm 'more scared' about US than China

    10/01/2014 12:30:05 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 22 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/1/2014 | Jane Wells
    Steve Wynn: I'm 'more scared' about US than China. ... Wynn continues to disparage the White House: "I am stunned at the immaturity of this administration. ... We elected a man as president who had no experience at anything."
  • Secret Service director resigns

    10/01/2014 12:23:26 PM PDT · by pabianice · 106 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/1/14 | Geoff Earle
  • Yet More IRS Employees Busted for Stealing Taxpayers' Identities

    10/01/2014 12:19:49 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Reason ^ | Sep. 29, 2014 | J.D. Tuccille
    It's hard to keep up with the privacy-threatening shenanigans at the Internal Revenue Service, but let's give it a try. Just days after revealing that the tax agency's failure to follow its own rules put the private data of 1.4 million people at risk, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration publicized the sentencing of Tax Examining Technician Missy Sledge for aggravated identity theft and mail fraud, and IRS employee Monica Hernandez for making and subscribing a false income tax return, wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft. According to the Inspector General's Office, "as part of her official IRS duties,...
  • Outbreak Jitters: How Can We Trust the CDC on Ebola?

    10/01/2014 12:11:31 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 40 replies
    www.nbcnews.com ^ | 10/01/2014 | By Maggie Fox
    "We will stop Ebola in its tracks in the U.S.,” Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says confidently, over and over. But how can we be sure? Many Americans are mistrustful. “Sorry I am not confident in their confidence that it won't spread... that is what they told us when they brought the 3 infected folks here... it will spread it is just a matter of how fast,” Wendy Head-Chapman writes on NBC News Health's Facebook page. “Government can’t be trusted,” chimes in Janet Calderone McElroy. But the CDC knows it does not pay...
  • Are Liberals Fund-Raising Hypocrites?

    10/01/2014 11:56:17 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | SEPT. 30, 2014 | Thomas B. Edsall
    Let’s imagine that Republicans swept the 2012 elections and were now in control not merely of the House but of the presidency and the Senate, too. Now let’s take it one step further and say that by using the filibuster the Democratic minority in the Senate had successfully blocked President Romney’s appointments to federal district and appellate court judgeships. What if, faced with this Democratic intransigence, the conservative Federalist Society helped devise a strategy to revamp Senate rules to eliminate the filibuster so that judicial nominees could be confirmed by a simple majority instead of the 60 votes required to...
  • Attorney General Says Virginia Abortion Clinics Don’t Have to Report Rapes of Teen Girls

    10/01/2014 11:25:46 AM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring has issued a shocking ruling saying that abortion clinics do not have to report rapes of teenage girls even though Planned Parenthood and other abortion clinics have a long history of doing abortions on rape victims without reporting the rapes to authorities. In an official opinion quietly issued two days before the last Board of Health meeting, the Attorney General determined that the Virginia Health Department, and abortion center staffs, can turn a blind eye to the rape of underage children. The opinion was removed from the AG’s website yesterday, but reappeared last night, according...
  • Secret Service director facing calls to resign after presidential security failures

    10/01/2014 11:00:43 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 10-1-2014 | FoxNews.com
    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson is facing bipartisan pressure to consider resigning, on the heels of her Capitol Hill testimony on major security failures that have thrown into doubt the safety of the president and his family. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, who aggressively questioned Pierson at the House hearing, told Fox News that Pierson should either be fired or resign. Afterward, the top Democrat on the House oversight committee, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., appeared to call for the same. He told MSNBC that he did "not feel comfortable with her in that position,” and that his confidence and trust in...
  • Harry Reid's Desperate Measures

    10/01/2014 10:55:38 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 11 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | September 30, 2014 | Fred Barnes
    In Kansas, Democrats persuaded their Senate candidate, Chad Taylor, to drop out of the race against incumbent Republican Pat Roberts. Mr. Taylor was running third in polls behind Mr. Roberts and independent Greg Orman. Soon after Mr. Taylor's early-September withdrawal, Democratic lawyers went to court to keep his name off the ballot. In Montana, after Democratic Sen. Max Baucus announced that he would not seek re-election in 2014, Democrats feared that an open seat would be an easy win for Republican Steve Daines. So Mr. Baucus resigned and went to China as U.S. ambassador. Lt. Gov. John Walsh was appointed...
  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry says some children were in contact with Ebola patient

    10/01/2014 10:34:08 AM PDT · by LucyT · 54 replies
    ABC Video via Yahoo ^ | October 1, 2014 | Staff
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry says some children were in contact with Ebola patient Online Video of News Release, only.
  • New Marquette University Law School Poll shows Gvr. Scott Walker ahead of Burke with Likely voters

    10/01/2014 10:32:41 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 15 replies
    Marquette University Law School ^ | 10/1/2014 | Marquette University Law School
    From an ongoing press conference. The official poll will be released in an hour New Marquette University Law School Poll shows Gvr. Scott Walker, among likely voters, out of the 4.1 range of error Poll done from Sept 25-28 801 registered voters Sept 25-28 585 likely voters Among LIKELY voters Walker 50% Burke 45% Among registered voters Scott is 1% ahead
  • To Better Protect Muslims, AG Holder Set To Ban 'Religious Profiling'

    10/01/2014 10:21:41 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 26 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | Thomas Rose
    -SNIP- Holder appears undeterred in his quest to ban federal agents from trying to prevent domestic Islamist terrorism by investigating hubs of suspected jihadist activities. If the ban on ‘religious profiling’ is enforced, federal agents will no longer be able to conduct surveillance inside even the most radical of US mosques, where nearly all recent US based jihadists have been recruited, trained and dispatched. SNIP- Had such prohibitions against even considering the religious beliefs or associations of suspected jihadist elements been in effect, many recent Federal indictments of terrorists could never have been obtained, since nearly ever single one of...
  • Rhode Island Child Dies From Complications Of Enterovirus That Has Been Affecting Kids Nationwide

    10/01/2014 10:07:38 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    connecticut.cbslocal.com ^ | October 1, 2014 12:40 PM | Staff
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (CBS Connecticut/AP) — The Rhode Island Health Department says a child has died from complications of an unusual respiratory virus that has been affecting children across the U.S. Health officials said Wednesday that the 10-year-old girl died last week of a staph infection associated with the enterovirus 68 infection, which it called “a very rare combination.” “We are all heartbroken to hear about the death of one of Rhode Island’s children,” Dr. Michael Fine, director of the Rhode Island Department of Health, said in a statement. “Many of us will have EV-D68. Most of us will have very...
  • Nancy Pelosi supports call for Secret Service chief to go

    10/01/2014 9:55:21 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 1, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson House should be ousted from her job, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday, agreeing with the recommendation of the top Democrat on the oversight committee. Mrs. Pelosi, the highest-ranking woman in American politics, said problems go beyond Ms. Pierson, who was put in charge of the Secret Service after a scandal involving agents who hired prostitutes in Cartagena in 2012. But Mrs. Pelosi said she accepts the analysis of Rep Elijah Cummings, the ranking Democrat on the House oversight committee, who said he was displeased with Ms. Pierson’s leadership.
  • 101st Airborne Troops Headed To Liberia In Ebola Fight

    10/01/2014 9:51:40 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 99 replies
    Military.com ^ | Sep 30, 2014 | Richard Sisk
    The commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division and 700 of his troops will head to Liberia in late October as the military steps up its response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa, the Pentagon announced Tuesday. The "Screaming Eagle" troops from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, will set up a headquarters in Monrovia, the Liberian capital, and will be joined by 700 combat engineers from several commands, the Pentagon said. Once the troops have arrived, Army Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, commander of the 101st, will replace Maj. Gen. Darryl Williams, as commander of the U.S. military response to the Ebola...
  • Government’s Demand For Data Truly Is Insatiable

    10/01/2014 9:39:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 1, 2014 | Bob Barr
    The launch of the new iPhone 6 late last month set a record for Apple, selling 10-million units in the first three days. In spite of the record-setting sales, it was not long before consumer enthusiasm for the new technology dulled with reports of alleged problems, including a potential for bending if sat on for long periods; a phenomenon quickly dubbed “Bendgate.” The release of the iPhone 6 presented another, more serious problem for a much different demographic: government snoops. Rather than continuing to be the rope in a tug-of-war between consumer privacy and warrantless government requests for consumer data,...
  • Senator Mary Landrieu Claims Pro-Gun Stance Despite Voting Record

    10/01/2014 9:28:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/1/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) voted for Senator Joe Manchin's (D-WV) failed gun control bill in April 2013 and is endorsed by gun control proponent Michael Bloomberg, but she is claiming pro-gun status in her bid for a fourth term in the Senate. According to the Shreveport Times, Landrieu's campaign is trying to put distance between the Senator and her gun control vote by pointing to other votes she "cast favoring gun ownership."
  • Long List of Breaches and Scandals for Secret Service Under Obama

    10/01/2014 9:28:16 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 17 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 1st 2014
    The Secret Service under President Barack Obama has been scarred over and over by security breaches and public embarrassments. They began under Director Mark Sullivan and continued when Obama replaced him in March 2013 with Julia Pierson, who was grilled Tuesday by House lawmakers over the latest lapses. Details of almost all the breaches and missteps were uncovered by The Washington Post. Here are the highlights: November 2009: A Washington couple, Tareq and Michaele Salahi, crash Obama’s first state dinner. The Secret Service later acknowledges that officers never checked whether they were on the guest list. A photo emerges showing...
  • Ludwig von Mises on Michelle Obama

    10/01/2014 9:27:12 AM PDT · by TIElniff · 5 replies
    1944 | Ludwig von Mises
    "The dictatorial nutrition expert wants to feed his fellow citizens according to his own ideas about perfect alimentation. He wants to deal with men as the battle breeder deals with his cows. He fails to realize that nutrition is not an end in itself but the means for the attainment of other ends. The farmer does not feed his cow in order to make it happy but in order to attain some end which the well-fed cow should serve. There are various schemes for feeding cows. Which one of them he chooses depends on whether he want to get as...
  • USFS Photo Ban and Their Photo Competition (VANITY)

    10/01/2014 9:22:26 AM PDT · by llevrok · 10 replies
    10/1/2014 | me
    A few days ago, news broke about the US Forest Service demanding that one needed a $1500 permit to take photos on US Forest Service managed land. That was in response to a news organization who was filming a story on the forests and was denied access to the National Forest with out a permit. The "reason" given was that the USFS did not want their (note "their") forests commercially exploited at the risk of harm to the environment with increased human contact the photographs may encourage. This news went viral quickly, especially among the media, claiming a violation of...
  • White House huddles as ISIS advances toward Turkey

    10/01/2014 9:03:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/01/2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama met Tuesday evening with his national security team amid reports that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was advancing toward toward the predominantly Kurdish town of Kobani on the border between Turkey and Syria. The president and his top foreign policy aides met at the White House on Tuesday "to discuss our comprehensive strategy to counter the threat posed by [ISIS]," the administration said in a statement. The meeting came as CNN reported that Turkish soldiers and tanks were massing at the border amid concerns about a flood of refugees entering the country ahead of advancing...
  • Jimmy Carter says he would have defeated Reagan had he been more 'manly'

    10/01/2014 9:00:05 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 94 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 10-1-14 | Paul Bedard
    Former President Jimmy Carter claimed Wednesday that he would have been re-elected and beaten Ronald Reagan in 1980 if had been more “manly” in his dealings with Iran. Interviewed by the show "CNBC Meets," Carter repeated his belief that the failed mission to free American hostages held in Tehran killed his chances, but then added that had he gone to war, America would have rewarded him with a second term in 1980. “I could've been re-elected if I'd taken military action against Iran, shown that I was strong and resolute and, um, manly and so forth,” said the former president,...
  • Exclusive: Secret Service missed man with gun in elevator with Obama

    10/01/2014 8:48:36 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 | SUSAN CRABTREE
    A man with a gun that the Secret Service did not know about rode in an elevator with President Obama during his visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta on Sept. 16.