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  • Supreme Court to hear Iranian bank appeal over $1.75B judgment in terror case

    10/04/2015 4:35:01 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 1 replies
    Fox News Politics ^ | Oct 1, 2015 | Associated Press
    The Supreme Court said Thursday it hear an appeal from Iran's central bank over a $1.75 billion judgment awarded to victims of terrorist attacks, including the 1983 bombing that killed 241 Marines in Lebanon. The justices agreed to review a ruling from the federal appeals court in New York that said the judgment against Bank Markazi could be distributed to several hundred victims and families of those killed or injured in attacks sponsored by the government of Iran. The bank had argued that seizing the assets would conflict with treaty agreements between the United States and Iran. The money is...
  • Hillary has long history of beating up Bill behind closed doors: book

    10/04/2015 3:29:34 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/04/15 | Maureen Callahan
    She’s on a mission to be a softer, warmer, funnier candidate — but according to a new book, the real Hillary Clinton is so volatile and prone to violent outbursts that she terrorizes staff, Secret Service agents and even her own husband. In “The Clintons’ War On Women” (Skyhorse), out Oct. 13, political strategist Roger Stone details Hillary’s abusive behavior — dating back to the Clintons’ days in Arkansas, where Bill served as governor. “Hillary Clinton has a long history of being domestically violent with Bill,” Stone writes. “Hillary has beaten Bill, hit him with hard objects, scratched and clawed...
  • Dunkin' Donuts franchisee closing 100 stores

    10/04/2015 3:10:46 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 17 replies ^ | October 02, 2015 |
    Looks like America will run a little less on Dunkin’. Dunkin’ Brands, the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and the Baskin-Robbins ice cream chain, announced Thursday that one of its franchisees it will be shutting 100 stores across the country in the next 15 months, reports Forbes. [....] Dunkin’ said a spike in the cost of eggs due to the recent avian flu outbreak in the U.S. was a reason along with concerns with the rise in minimum wage laws in cities across the country. Last month, New York became the first state to raise the minimum wage for fast-food...
  • Scientists to see if they can save planet from asteroid

    10/04/2015 1:20:59 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 15 replies
    Newser ^ | October 03, 2015 | Arden Dier
    Come 2022, scientists will attempt to save all of humanity from an asteroid. Calm down, it's just a trial run. The joint US-European AIDA—that's Asteroid Deflection and Assessment—mission intends to crash a probe into a 525-foot-wide asteroid known as Didymoon to see if the impact will change its orbital path. The egg-shaped asteroid is actually part of a binary system and orbits its larger partner, Didymos, every 12 hours, per NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) probe will crash into Didymoon at a speed of roughly 13,420mph, while ESA's Asteroid Impact Mission (AIM) will study the effects so researchers...
  • US and Russia can’t agree on definition of ‘terrorist’

    10/03/2015 10:17:03 PM PDT · by 100American · 22 replies
    After Russia began bombing Syria this week, Pentagon officials have declined to directly answer questions on how they felt about the Kremlin targeting Assad’s enemies other than Islamic State. U.S. military spokesmen declined to answer the questions directly. At a United Nations. briefing, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov offered a simple assessment when asked who the bad guys are in Syria. Lavrov listed the Islamic State, Nusra “and other terrorist groups.” Asked to elaborate, he responded: “If it looks like a terrorist, it if acts like a terrorist, if it walks like a terrorist, if it fights like a terrorist,...
  • Doctors Without Borders: 19 dead in Afghan clinic airstrike

    10/03/2015 10:05:28 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 79 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 3, 2015 | LYNNE O'DONNELL
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Confusion reigned in the wake of the deadly bombing Saturday of a hospital compound in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz that killed at least 19 people and wounded dozens more. It remains unclear exactly who bombed the hospital run by Doctors Without Borders and the international medical charity has demanded an investigation into the incident.Doctors Without Borders said that "all indications" pointed to the international military coalition as responsible for the bombing and called for an independent investigation. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said an inquiry was underway into whether the carnage at the clinic...
  • Oregon gunman Chris Harper Mercer discharged from US Army

    10/03/2015 9:03:39 PM PDT · by 100American · 13 replies
    From the BBC story on Oregon shooter... Oregon college gunman Chris Harper Mercer has been described as an "uncommunicative" loner who was ejected from the US Army after less than a month of service.
  • Trump: Refugees could launch coup in U.S.

    10/03/2015 8:20:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    WPTZ-TV ^ | October 3, 2015 | Eugene Scott, CNN
    Donald Trump said Saturday that bringing Syrian refugees to the U.S. could result in "one of the great military coups of all time." "This could be one of the great military coups of all time if they send them to our country -- young, strong people and they turn out to be ISIS," he told Fox News' Eric Bolling. "Now, probably that won't happen, but some of them definitely in my opinion will be ISIS." Trump said later Saturday that bringing in more refugees could have long-term effects. "This could be the ultimate Trojan horse. This one could be written...
  • Lt. Gov: ‘Fellow Christians’ Should Consider Handgun Permits

    10/03/2015 7:25:28 PM PDT · by lbryce · 22 replies
    News2ABC ^ | October 3,2015 | AP
    Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey said in a Facebook posting Friday that “fellow Christians” should consider getting a handgun carry permit after the mass shooting in Oregon. Survivors told authorities the gunman demanded at least some of the victims state their religion before shooting them at a community college. In his posting, Ramsey, also the Tennessee state Senate speaker, called recent U.S. mass shootings “truly troubling.” “I would encourage my fellow Christians who are serious about their faith to think about getting a handgun carry permit,” Ramsey wrote. “I have always believed that it is better to have a gun...
  • U.S. Political Unbelief - Who Will Hear?

    10/03/2015 7:10:22 PM PDT · by kindred
    What is REAL and REALITY today in American politics? Well... that a good question, but in all honesty who will really hear ETERNAL REALITY?? The common denominator however across the American political spectrum is the rejection of Almighty God's Heavenly summons to repent and to be saved (John 8:24, Acts 4:12, 17:30-31, 1 Tim. 2:3-4). Though many across this spectrum may claim to "know" Almighty God, they personally reject Him and the simple Biblical message of salvation in Spirit and TRUTH (Matt. 7:21-23, John 4:24, 5:38-47, 8:24, 16:2-3, Rom. 10:2-4, 1 John 4:1-5). No matter what political party you belong...
  • Trump defends 2nd Amendment following Oregon shootings (Trump channels Charles Bronson's Death Wish)

    10/03/2015 6:25:58 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 40 replies
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 10/3/2015 | ERIK SCHELZIG
    FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday channeled 1970s action star Charles Bronson in defending Second Amendment rights in the aftermath of the shooting at an Oregon community college that left nine dead. Trump said in a rally in suburban Nashville that he has a handgun carry permit in New York. He added that any attacker will be "shocked" if he tries to assault him, and that he would emulate Bronson in the vigilante film "Death Wish." "Can you imagine with Trump, somebody says, 'Ohhh, all these big monsters aren't around, he's easy pickins, and then...
  • America's African President [Donald Trump]

    10/03/2015 6:18:04 PM PDT · by sitetest · 13 replies
    Comedy Central ^ | 10-1-2015 | Trevor Noah
    Video at link.
  • Obama: There Will Be a Government ‘Shutdown Threat Two Weeks Before Christmas’

    10/03/2015 5:29:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 3, 2015 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    In his Weekly Address today, resident Barack Obama warned that there will be another government shutdown threat two weeks before Christmas and said he “will not sign” a short-term spending bill. The continuing resolution that Congress passed this week runs until Dec. 11. If resident Obama does “not sign” the spending bill Congress sends him to fund the government after that date, Obama will shut down the government. The government will not be funded until Obama signs an appropriations bill passed by Congress. Fortunately, there were enough votes in both parties to pass a last-minute bill to keep the government...
  • Who Owns Your Candidate?

    10/03/2015 5:17:02 PM PDT · by amorphous · 13 replies
    The Anti Media ^ | 2 Oct 2015 | Jake Anderson
    It’s a new era of American politics. With regard to campaign finance, the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling — and the arguably worse McCutcheon v. FEC ruling — opened the doors to unrestricted corporate funding of our national elections. The primary mechanism in place facilitating this flood of private money is the super PAC. You’ve probably heard of super PACs and how they’ve essentially taken over the role traditionally filled by individual campaign donors in Political Action Committees (PACs). But super PACs aren’t the end of it. There are puppet political non-profits, business associations, and now, single-candidate “dark money” outfits...
  • Media Narrative: Half-Black Oregon Killer is a "White Supremacist"

    10/03/2015 2:33:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 117 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | October 2, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Was he a Half-White Supremacist? According to the LA Times, Chris Harper Mercer, the Oregon killer, was a "White Supremacist". One slight problem. Mercer identified as multi-racial. His mother was black. He doesn't seem to have even known his father. He identified with black TV killer Vester Lee Flanagan. This doesn't seem to have stopped the media with George Zimmerman who was labeled a white Hispanic, so maybe Chris Harper Mercer was a white Black? Was he a Half-White Supremacist? I'm not an expert on "White Supremacism", but being half-black and then shooting a bunch of white Christians would make...
  • Why does Barack Obama only care about white gun crime?

    10/03/2015 2:10:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | October 2, 2015 | Crystal Wright
    There are plenty of gun control laws in America, but the President isn't enforcing them. Maybe that's because the illegal guns are used by blacks to kill blacks. After the mass shooting at a community college in Oregon, President Barack Obama once again took the opportunity to lecture us Americans with righteous indignation about guns in America. “Somehow this has become routine. The reporting is routine. My response here at this podium ends up being routine. The conversation in the aftermath of it. We’ve become numb to this.” Chris Harper Mercer, a 26-year old white man, killed 10 people and...
  • Tennessee Lt. Gov. Encourages ‘Fellow Christians’ to Get Handgun Permits After Shooting

    10/03/2015 12:48:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 2, 2015 | Josh Feldman
    The lieutenant governor of Tennessee is encouraging his “fellow Christians” to go out and get handgun permits in the wake of the Oregon college shooting. Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey posted a message to Facebook saying how disturbed he was by reports that the gunman asked people if they were Christian and then, if they answered affirmatively, shot them in the head. Ramsey said of the spike in mass shootings, “Whether the perpetrators are motivated by aggressive secularism, jihadist extremism or racial supremacy, their targets remain the same: Christians and defenders of the West.” He then extended this bit of advice...
  • Why We Should Take a Closer Look at Ben Carson

    10/03/2015 12:00:26 PM PDT · by gasport · 30 replies
    Time ^ | 15/10/2 | Benjamin Crump
    Benjamin Crump is President of the National Bar Association and represents the families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Tamir Rice. Michael Brown's attorney says the Republican presidential candidate is a role model for men like him
  • Australia’s 1996 Gun Confiscation Didn’t Work – And it Wouldn’t Work in America

    10/03/2015 11:46:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/03/2015 | by MARK ANTONIO WRIGHT
    Within hours of the gunfire falling silent on the campus of Umpqua Community College in Oregon Thursday, President Obama stepped up to a podium and declared that America should follow the path of our Anglosphere cousins to reduce gun violence. “We know that other countries, in response to one mass shooting, have been able to craft laws that almost eliminate mass shootings,” the president said. “Friends of ours, allies of ours — Great Britain, Australia, countries like ours. So we know there are ways to prevent it.” “Australia” is Obama’s preferred euphemism for that most cherished of gun-control ideals:...
  • Hillary Clinton: Those kicked out of military for being gay should get honorable discharges

    10/03/2015 10:18:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Washington Post's PostPolitics ^ | October 3, 2015 | Anne Gearan
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton proposed Saturday that military records be amended to upgrade dishonorable discharges imposed on gay, lesbian and transgender military veterans. People drummed out of the armed services in years past for being gay should be able to get their records changed to reflect an honorable discharge, Clinton said. "Don't Ask, Don't Tell is over, but that doesn't change the fact that more than 14,000 men and women were forced out of the military for being gay, some long before Don't Ask, Don't Tell even existed," Clinton said, referring to the 1993 law that allowed gays...
  • Plan to sell milsurp 1911s through CMP one step from White House

    10/03/2015 9:07:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies ^ | 10/3/2015 | Chris Eger
    An add-on to the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act coming up in the Senate includes a plan to transfer the U.S. Army’s remaining stock of .45 ACP 1911A1 pistols to the Civilian Marksmanship Program. Setting spending policy for $612 billion in funds for the Department of Defense, the “must-pass” bill pushed through the House on Thursday in a 270-156 vote and is expected to be taken up for a final roll call in the Senate this week, where an earlier version passed 71-25 in June, then it’s on to President Obama’s desk.
  • The awful truth about Obama's hometown that he and the media ignore in gun discussion

    10/03/2015 8:43:32 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 10-3-15 | Thomas Lifson
    Why has no one asked President Obama what “common sense” gun control measures in addition to those already at work in Chicago he would like to see? Why has no one asked him about the disparity in his concern over a handful of white victims in Orgeon versus his complete ignoring of hundreds of black murder victims in his hometown? Chicago, the town Obama adopted as his own and where his mansion still sits, puts the lie to the vague gun control nostrums he is selling. A highly amusing site called (“Illustrating Chicago Values”) graphically illustrates the ongoing carnage...
  • Sarah Palin speaks in SLC for pregnancy center fundraiser [Utah]

    10/03/2015 7:46:43 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 4 replies ^ | October 3, 2015 | Glen Beeby
    Sarah Palin was the featured speaker for the annual Pregnancy Resource Center of Salt Lake City fundraiser. The former Alaska Governor highlighted the importance for woman to have options and a place to turn to for help. The organization helps give counseling, pregnancy tests, and free ultrasounds to women. The group spends around $375,000 for their services and this event is their biggest fundraiser of the year. Executive Director Jim Kerr said Palin's story is an inspiration to a lot of people and their clients that's why he invited her to come. By giving food, clothing, and sullies to mothers...
  • Key Democrat at center of condo-defects fight is pulled from legislative 'kill committee' ( CO )

    10/03/2015 7:45:06 AM PDT · by george76
    Denver Business Journal ^ | Oct 1, 2015 | Ed Sealover
    The Democratic Colorado legislator who was the swing vote on the failed construction-defects reform bill earlier this year will not have the opportunity to cast a second vote on the subject as a member of the House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee. House Speaker Dickey Lee Hullinghorst, D-Gunbarrel, announced Thursday that she will drop the size of the state Legislature's so-called “kill committee” from 11 members to nine for the 2016 legislative session and will remove state Rep. Joe Salazar, D-Thornton, from the committee as a result. ... House Minority Leader Brian DelGrosso, R-Loveland, also must remove one Republican...
  • Tennessee School Districts REFUSE to Comply with Open Records Requests and Reveal Contents ...

    10/03/2015 7:29:20 AM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 10/3/15 | Pamela Geller
    A local activist informs me that an open records request is related to a grassroots reaction among parents against an inappropriate focus on Islam in history and social studies courses in Tennessee middle schools. Earlier this month, for example, parents in the Nashville suburb of in Spring Hill expressed alarm because their public middle school children are learning about Islam in a world history class but, the parents say, the course material pointedly ignores Christianity.”But Tennessee school officials are stonewalling. Clearly they have something to hide. And this islamization is going on in school districts all over the country. Read...
  • Health insurance provider Colorado Access cutting Medicare coverage for coming year

    10/03/2015 7:29:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    NYC Today ^ | 10/02/2015 | Diane Hoffman
    Health insurance provider Colorado Access is going to cut Medicare coverage for the coming year. As a result of the move around 5,500 senior and disabled customers will have to look for alternatives. Chief operating officer of Colorado Access, Matt Case has said that the Denver-based nonprofit will also let go 83 employees who were a part of Colorado Access Medicare and its subsidiary Access Health Colorado. Besides this, extra 40 openings will remain unfilled. Case said that Colorado Access has also drawn down administrative expenses, cutting down the salaries of its executive teams. Case said, “While it's never easy...
  • Obama Bullies His Nation of Criminals For Rejecting ‘Gun-Control’

    10/03/2015 7:04:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 66 replies ^ | 10/2/2015 | John Hayward
    President Obama’s shameful, and frankly nauseating, rush to politicize the Oregon shootings — he actually used the word “politicize!” — is easy to understand. It is all part of the left-wing power-grab strategy of collective guilt. Normal people think coercive government power should be primarily directed at criminals, so the Left is constantly trying to make the entire population see themselves as criminals. The more collectively guilty we all feel, the more prepared we are to submit to the power of a self-appointed “enlightened” ruling class. Gun control is not a goal — it is really a means to an...
  • Eurotunnel services suspended as migrants storm tunnel

    10/03/2015 6:43:18 AM PDT · by markomalley · 56 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/3/15 | Patrick Sawer
    Eurotunnel services were suspended on Saturday after more than 200 migrants broke into its French terminal in a “massive and organised” assault. Passenger and freight services through the tunnel were halted for several hours while French police struggled to contain the invasion and remove the migrants. Two police officers and four migrants suffered minor injuries during scuffles, local authorities of the Pas-de-Calais region said. Around 100 of the migrants managed to walk as far as 15 kilometres into the Channel Tunnel during the mass break-in before police intervened to stop them getting any further.
  • Before There Was ISIS, There Was the Weather Underground

    10/03/2015 6:38:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 10/3/2015 | Matthew Vadum
    Like the radical left-wing domestic terrorists befriended two decades ago by Barack Hussein Obama, the totalitarian mass murderers of the Islamic State are reportedly determined to kill millions of Americans. Slaughtering Americans by the millions was a key objective of the Weather Underground Organization (WUO), which was led during the Vietnam War era by Obama's close Chicagoland friend and Hyde Park neighbor Bill Ayers, among other individuals. Ayers described the Weatherman philosophy as "Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home, kill your parents, that's where it's really at." He was delighted in...
  • Obama admin reverting to its pathetic Twitter strategy to counter Russia

    10/03/2015 6:33:21 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/3/15 | Thomas Lifson
    Many have observed that President Obama and his administration act as if words are the same as deeds. This is a habit of academics, for whom the power of words is supreme, while actual deeds in the real world, including deeds with force behind them, are a lower form of activity. The emergence of Twitter as a mass medium has vulgarized the academic pretension, by replacing the well-crafted essay with a 140-character slogan level exposition. This Tweet from UN Ambassador Samantha Power, herself an academic who rose to prominence through a best-selling book, epitomizes the pathetic detachment from the real...
  • Will Roseburg Prompt a ‘National Conversation’ on Anti-Christian Bigotry?

    10/03/2015 6:26:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/3/15 | David French
    The reports are multiplying — the gunman who killed ten people in Roseburg, Ore., yesterday did, in fact, target Christians during his shooting spree. The brother of victim Autumn Vicari told NBC News that the shooter told his victims to stand and asked them whether they were Christians. If they said “yes,” he shot them in the head. “If they said ‘other’ or didn’t answer, they were shot elsewhere in the body, usually the leg.” A similar report came from student Kortney Moore, who was on the scene. With Christians explicitly targeted for mass murder, are we now going to launch a...
  • Obama's wink and nod on gun confiscation

    10/03/2015 5:43:49 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 3, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    October 3, 2015 Obama's wink and nod on gun confiscation By Thomas Lifson President Obama couldn’t be more eager to change the subject of national news discussion away from the catastrophic failure of his Middle East foreign policy. So the shooting in Roseburg, OR offered an opportunity to gin up his base and re-focus his domestic opponents on playing defense against gun control. By framing his goal as the extremely vague phrase “common sense gun control legislation,” he avoids specifics. And in fact, nobody on his team has yet come up with a concrete suggestion that would have saved the...
  • Violence in refugee homes could spiral: German police union chief

    10/03/2015 5:33:36 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/2/15
    There is a risk of violence among asylum seekers getting out of hand at accommodation centers in Germany, the country's police union chief said on Friday in remarks reflecting growing concern over a record refugee influx. More than 200,000 migrants are estimated to have arrived in Germany in September alone -- roughly the same as for the whole of last year -- and the government estimates that 800,000 or more could come over the course of 2015. More than 500,000 migrants have reached the European Union so far this year, many fleeing war in the Middle East and Africa with...
  • Only 362 shot in "Gun Free" Chicago this September!

    10/03/2015 5:28:22 AM PDT · by smartyaz · 33 replies
    A 50% increase in one year.
  • Sweden: 'No Apartments, No Jobs, No Shopping Without a Gun' [Chickens coming home to roost alert!]

    10/03/2015 5:26:36 AM PDT · by markomalley · 47 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 10/3/15 | Ingrid Cariqvist
    The Swedes see the welfare systems failing them. Swedes have had to get used to the government prioritizing refugees and migrants above native Swedes. "There are no apartments, no jobs, we don't dare go shopping anymore [without a gun], but we're supposed to think everything's great. ... Women and girls are raped by these non-European men, who come here claiming they are unaccompanied children, even though they are grown men. ... You Cabinet Ministers live in your fancy residential neighborhoods, with only Swedish neighbors. It should be obligatory for all politicians to live for at least three months in...
  • Obama to Christians: Sodomy is More Important than Religious Freedom

    10/03/2015 4:50:28 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 26 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 9/30/2015 | Michael Ware
    The thought that some people are granted a status that allows them to supersede the rights of others should be appalling. Though the founding documents make clear that our forefathers were not egalitarians, the thought that all men were not equal under the law would have shocked and angered them. However, when we get to certain topics and situations, we find that our legal system has failed to prove adequate. And Obama's recent speech will help us to illustrate what I mean. Breitbart reports: As Pope Francis flew back to Rome, President Obama issued a stern warning to Christians, warning...
  • California Conservatives, Stung By Old Battle, Wary Of McCarthy As Unifier

    10/03/2015 3:52:03 AM PDT · by paltz · 4 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/1/15 | Kerry Picket
    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is currently the leading candidate to become the next speaker of the House — but some Republicans in his home state of California are concerned that the congressman could be more of a divider than a unifier. Those critics point to McCarthy’s curious 2010 intervention in the affairs of two youth Republican groups in the state, when the lawmaker dove in to block the merger of the California Young Republicans and the Young Republican Federation of California. That merger was supposed to be the conclusion of a longtime standoff between the two groups. Up until...
  • Obama: I’m Not Losing To Putin In Syria

    10/03/2015 3:33:30 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 96 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 10-2-2015 | Charlie Spiering
    President Obama is pushing back against the idea that he’s been outmaneuvered in Syria by Russian President Vladimir Putin since the two met at the United Nations on Monday. Obama appeared frustrated by the suggestion during a press conference this afternoon, dismissing it as a notion only talked about in the Washington D.C. “Sometimes the conversation here in the Beltway differs from the conversation internationally,” Obama responded. Obama accused Putin of acting in Syria “out of weakness,” repeatedly referring to Russia’s weakening economy. He also compared his coalition to act against ISIS in Syria to Putin’s unilateral decision to prop...
  • Scott Walker's presidential race exit might propel conservative agenda

    10/03/2015 3:09:13 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 10-2-15 | Jason Stein
    Madison— The collapse of Gov. Scott Walker's presidential campaign could actually propel conservative legislation in Wisconsin over the next several months. From ending all public money to Planned Parenthood to allowing state retailers to sell goods at cost or at a loss, lawmakers are considering proposals that conservatives have sought to pass in Wisconsin for years. Bills before the Legislature this fall could put new limits on biomedical research and remake the state's ethics and elections agency. The controversial bills could match scientists against activists opposed to abortion and big Wisconsin retailers like Kwik Trip of La Crosse against far...
  • Hamburg passes law to 'borrow' buildings to shelter refugees

    10/03/2015 12:26:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | October 2, 2015 | Various agencies
    Hamburg has decided to borrow vacant commercial buildings over winter to shelter refugees, by compulsion if needed. Liberals have decried the decision, the first of its kind by one of Germany's 16 states. A bylaw adopted by Hamburg's center-left parliament to allow temporary seizures of vacant buildings to overcome refugee accommodation shortages was slammed on Friday by the city's opposition free-market liberal FDP leader Katja Suding. She told the German public radio channel Deutschlandradio Kultur that the bylaw amounted to a breach of property rights. She accused Hamburg's SPD-Greens coalition government of ignoring housing offers from citizens and rejected the...
  • To arrest Black Lives Matter protesters or not? St. Paul's balancing act

    10/02/2015 11:31:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Twin Cities Pioneer Press ^ | October 2, 2015 | Tad Vezner
    As Black Lives Matters protesters gear up for another a protest rally -- this time at the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon this weekend, debate has grown on social forums over when and if arrests should be made. As opposed to legal action taken in Bloomington over a Mall of America protest last winter, thus far St. Paul has arrested or charged no one during Black Lives Matter marches across the city. Permit-free rallies clogging street corners along University Avenue and at the Minnesota State Fair have been met with a quiet police presence, coordinating traffic and little else. Following a...
  • CORRECTED-Chicago businesses brace for potential doubling of property taxes

    10/02/2015 11:10:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct 2, 2015 | Dave McKinney
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has disclosed that his record property tax hike plan entails significant cuts for nearly 300,000 homeowners, leaving Chicago businesses predicting they will face hikes of up to 50 percent. The second-term mayor last week proposed a $544 million property tax increase, the city's biggest ever, to help fix one of the worst-funded city pension systems in America ... Emanuel's office, which has said one in four dollars of the tax hike would come from the city's central business district, did not contest the 50-percent figure. But a mayoral aide insisted Emanuel's plan is his best effort...
  • Islamic State (ISIS) Claims Responsibility for Chris Harper Mercer Umpqua College Shooting

    10/02/2015 9:50:06 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 30 replies
    Pamela Geller - Atlas Shrugs ^ | Oct. 2, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    The Islamic State is crowing on social media, laying claim to the mass murder in Roseburg, Oregon. Not surprising. Lining up Christians and shooting them in the head is one of their religious rituals. There is much we do not know. We know Harper Mercer’s only male friend was a jihad sympathizer who praised “the brave Mujahideen heroes.” And said, “The Mujahideen freedom fighters of Palestine. My brothers and sisters keep on doing your thing. Allahu Akbar.” [snip]
  • Donald Trump On The Brody FIle

    10/02/2015 8:51:28 PM PDT · by Catsrus · 17 replies
    Here is the inte with Donald Trump and David Brody of CBN from yesterday. Enjoy !
  • Putin Has His Own No-Fly Zone in Syria

    10/02/2015 7:22:42 PM PDT · by Mariner · 5 replies
    Bloomies ^ | October 2nd, 2015 | By Josh Rogin
    Link Only: Of Note: "Behind the scenes, Obama administration officials have been telling the Russians and the Iranians for over a year that the U.S. would not object to an expanded security role for them inside Syria, multiple officials told me. The U.S. was willing to accept that in exchange for Russian and Iranian helping to move Assad out of power. “The idea was that Assad would step aside and the Russians and Iranians would play a greater role, and the U.S. would say that’s inside the framework of the Geneva communiqué,” said Andrew Tabler, senior fellow at the Washington...
  • Trump Didn’t Know the Camera Was On… (VIDEO)

    Conservative Republican Donald Trump is leading in all the polls by historic margins. Trump, who is a Presbyterian, recently held a meeting with 40 religious leaders at his Trump Towers office. Christian Pastor David Jeremiah along with television evangelist Jan Crouch, Pastor Darrell Scott, and Jews for Jesus Rabbi Kirt Schneider. While candidates have been open about sharing their faith in recent decades, true Christians act as Christians at all times… even when no one is watching. The two and a half hour meeting about faith was constructive, and all reports are that Trump asked the Lord for wisdom and...
  • BOOM: These 16 States Made A MAJOR Move To Stop SHARIA LAW… Do YOU Live Here?

    Thanks to Obama, our Muslim-In-Chief we have Muslims pouring into our great country only to spread their hatred and their sick ideals in America. Any red-blooded American knows that these animals pose an imminent threat with their beliefs. Sharia law is nothing more than an oppressive, violent, sickening anti-American ‘ideal’ if you will. As Ben Carson noted, Shariah law is completely incompatible with our own Constitution which supports the ideal of freedom and liberty for us all. Shariah law is the exact opposite and promotes killing non-Muslims and extreme sentences of death for homosexuals (although there are tons of homo-Muslims)...
  • Jeb Bush Says 'Stuff Happens' In Response to Gun Violence

    10/02/2015 5:56:09 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 59 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Oct 2, 2015 | Candace Smith
    Presidential candidate Jeb Bush made an eyebrow-raising comment in the wake of the Oregon school massacre -- saying "stuff happens" in response to a discussion about gun violence. Bush called the shooting in Oregon "heartbreaking," and said he also had challenges that he faced during his tenure as governor of Florida. "Look stuff happens, there's always a crisis and the impulse is always to do something and it's not always the right thing to do," Bush said at the Conservative Leadership Project in Greenville, South Carolina, referring to taking away rights.
  • Chaffetz Prepares Long-shot Bid for House Speaker

    10/02/2015 5:20:05 PM PDT · by kindred · 13 replies ^ | 10/02/15 | John Bresnahan
    At Politico, Rachael Blade and John Bresnahan report that Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) 82% may enter the race to replace Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) 37% as House Speaker. House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz is planning to run for House speaker, taking on Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) 45% in what appears to be a long-shot bid to lead House Republicans, according to multiple sources. The Utah Republican, first elected to Congress in 2008, is launching a campaign less than a week before the Oct. 8 leadership elections for the House GOP Conference. The date for a floor vote to...
  • Stump For Trump Gals Go After Hillary Clinton

    10/02/2015 4:39:38 PM PDT · by Catsrus · 22 replies
    Diamond & Silk go after Hillary Clinton and the Democrat Party in a new video. Enjoy!