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  • After Obama's immigration announcement, Dems challenge GOP to respond

    11/23/2014 11:32:13 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 26 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | November 23, 2014 | Rebecca Kaplan
    As Republicans challenge the legality of President Obama's unilateral action on immigration, Democrats are firing back with a challenge of their own. "It is clear that they can complain, they can threaten, they can talk about lawsuits, cutting off funding, shutting down the government, in the extreme, even impeachment. But the real question is: Can they govern? Can they govern?" asked Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday. The GOP is weighing their options to undo the president's moves - "a bit of a threat to our democracy," as House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas,...
  • Idaho delegation responds to president's immigration action

    11/20/2014 8:27:03 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies
    kboi2.com ^ | November 20, 2014
    BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - The members of Idaho's congressional delegation have issued their responses to President Obama's plan to defer deportation for certain qualifying illegal immigrants. Senator Mike Crapo "Rather than listening to the American people and respecting their voices in the last election, the President will instead impose his deliberately divisive action on the important issue of illegal immigration," said Crapo. "This unfortunate choice by the President will, most importantly, hurt immigrants in the long run and undercut future prospects for lasting immigration reform. In addition, the President has done an about-face on his executive role. Just last year,...
  • Unauthorized immigrants growing in Idaho (among seven states)

    11/18/2014 1:33:58 PM PST · by knak · 29 replies
    ap ^ | 11/18/14
    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Idaho was among seven states where the number of unauthorized immigrants increased between 2009 and 2012, according to a report released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center. The report also found the number of unauthorized immigrants decreased in 14 states, including Oregon, in that time period. The number stayed relatively stable in the remaining states, including Washington. Nationally, the number of unauthorized immigrants remained stable at 11.2 million between 2009 and 2012, the report found. The number of such immigrants peaked in 2007 at 12.2 million, the report said. But changes occurred within states. Idaho, for...
  • Walt Minnick – Idaho’s Stealth Progressive

    05/12/2010 5:21:57 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 12 replies · 372+ views
    NoisyRoom.net ^ | 5-12-2010 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Many of you know that I am a huge supporter of the Tea Party movement. From the beginning, I have supported every rally and every event I could. I believe in the patriots of the movement and the principles it was founded on. On this blog and other sites, I’ve tried to bring to the American people stories and pictures that show the real people involved – their heart, their courage, their love of country… In the end, the people of the Tea Party movement and The 912 Project will be the ones who save this country and bring us...
  • McDonald's Says No to Simplot's GMO Potato

    11/15/2014 3:28:37 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 128 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 15, 2014 | The Associated Press
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co.'s new genetically modified potato. But one of the company's oldest business partners — McDonald's — hasn't. The fast-food giant says it doesn't use genetically modified potatoes, the Idaho Statesman reported. "McDonald's USA does not source GMO potatoes, nor do we have current plans to change our sourcing practices," the company said in a statement.
  • Nampa biology teacher slaughters rabbit in class, school officials say (Idaho)

    11/15/2014 9:51:28 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Idaho Statesman ^ | November 13, 2014 | Bill Roberts
    A Columbia High School biology teacher killed and slaughtered a rabbit in front of 16 sophomores to show them how livestock is processed into food, Allison Westfall, the Nampa School District spokeswoman, said Thursday. The matter has been turned over to the district’s human resources department, Westfall said. She would not speculate on what might happen to the teacher because it is a personnel matter. She said she didn’t have the name of the teacher. The teacher expressed remorse for his action in class on Monday, Westfall told the Idaho Statesman. “That is not part of the biology curriculum,” she...
  • CNN sues Blaine County for Bergdahl records

    07/06/2014 4:56:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | July 4, 2014 | By Terry Smith
    Cable News Network has sued Blaine County seeking information from a 1999 police investigation involving the family of Bowe Bergdahl, the Wood River Valley soldier who spent five years in captivity of the Taliban. CNN says the report from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office is subject to disclosure under Idaho public records laws. Sheriff Gene Ramsey has twice denied the network's request. The lawsuit was filed June 25 in District Court. A hearing is scheduled at 2 p.m. July 21 before District Judge Robert J. Elgee.
  • IDAHO Teen Missing-Please Help!

    10/29/2014 12:52:34 PM PDT · by ClearBlueSky · 44 replies
    Missingcases.com ^ | 10/29/14 | Clear Blue Sky
    All Freepers in Idaho/Oregon/West Coast area. Please help find the daughter of my neighbor. She is missing from Mountain Home, Idaho since September 24th.
  • Refusing to Marry Same-Sex Couples Isn’t Religious Freedom, It’s Just Discrimination

    10/26/2014 9:58:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 23, 2014 | Sally Kohn
    A ‘Christian’ wedding chapel—a private business—in Idaho is suing for the right not to marry gay couples. There is no such right. Yet.The first thing you need to know is that most “wedding chapels” are not actually chapels. They are private businesses, sometimes run by ordained ministers who are thus licensed to perform marriage ceremonies, but just as often run by Elvis impersonators. Thus, the question of how marriage-equality laws apply to private wedding chapels is ostensibly a question of under what circumstances the government can lawfully step on a for-profit company’s blue suede shoes. Ground zero for this debate...
  • Reprieve for Idaho ministers threatened with jail for not performing gay weddings

    10/25/2014 5:02:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/25/2014 | Rick Moran
    Authorities in Coeur d'Alene Idaho have buckled under the pressureof nationwide outrage at their threat to jail two ordained ministers for not performing gay marriage in their wedding chapel and declared the "Hitching Post" wedding chapel exempt from their "non-dsicrimination" law. Boise Public Radio: The city has been embroiled in controversy ever since the owners of the Hitching Post sued the city. They say a city anti-discrimination law threatened to force them to marry same-sex couples now that gay marriage is legal in Idaho. The story lit up conservative and gay-rights blogs. Wedding chapel owners Donald and Evelyn Knapp...
  • Idaho Couple Facing Fines, Jail Time for Not Hosting Gay Weddings May Be Saved by State Law

    10/23/2014 2:34:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/23/2014 | Michael Gryboski
    Idaho couple Donald and Evelyn Knapp, ordained ministers and owners of the Hitching Post Lakeside Chapel of Coeur d'Alene, are facing thousands of dollars in fines and possible jail time for refusing to host gay wedding ceremonies, which the city claims violates its anti-discrimination ordinance. The couple has since filed their business as a religious organization, which means they might be saved by an Idaho law that protects religious freedom. Jeremy Tedesco, senior legal counsel for the Scottsdale, Arizona-based Alliance Defending Freedom legal organization, told The Christian Post that while Coeur d'Alene has an ordinance saying that under "public accommodation"...
  • Otter seeks full panel review of gay marriage ruling

    10/22/2014 5:28:26 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 15 replies
    The Spokesman-Review ^ | October 22, 2014 | Betsy Z. Russell
    BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter wants a larger group of judges to reconsider the recent decision that overturned the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. “I will continue defending Idahoans’ self-determination and the will of Idaho voters who decided that traditional marriage is a core principle of our society,” Otter said. The governor on Tuesday announced that he would file a petition seeking a review at the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals by an 11-judge panel. A three-judge panel made the earlier decision ruling that Idaho’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. Otter and Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden...
  • City Threatens to Arrest Ministers Who Refuse to Perform Same-Sex Weddings

    10/20/2014 12:08:03 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/20/14 | Todd Starnes
    <p>Two Christian ministers who own an Idaho wedding chapel were told they had to either perform same-sex weddings or face jail time and up to $1,000 in fines, according to a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court.</p> <p>Alliance Defending Freedom is representing Donald and Evelyn Knapp, two ordained ministers who own the Hitching Post Wedding Chapel in Coeur d’Alene.</p>
  • Idaho Pastors Face Jail Time, Thousands in Fines for Not Performing Gay Weddings

    10/20/2014 10:08:03 AM PDT · by DaveMSmith · 30 replies
    Christian Post ^ | October 20, 2014 | Anugrah Kumar
    Two ordained Christian pastors in Idaho have filed a federal lawsuit and a motion for temporarily restraining Coeur d'Alene city officials from forcing them to perform same-sex wedding ceremonies or face prosecution for violating "non-discrimination" laws. Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed the lawsuit and the motion on behalf of Donald Knapp and his wife, Evelyn, who run Hitching Post Wedding Chapel and have been required by city officials to perform gay ceremonies or face months in jail and/or thousands of dollars in fines. The city says its non-discrimination ordinance requires them to perform same-sex wedding ceremonies because the courts have...
  • Gov to Ministers: Marry Gays or Go to Jail

    10/20/2014 8:03:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/20/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    …and the distinction between gay rights and religious persecution just vanished. It begins with equality and ends with everyone losing their freedom.But I love all these new freedoms we’re getting. We now have the freedom to do what various pressure groups want or go to jail. I hope we don’t get too many more new freedoms or we’ll run out of jail cells. Officials in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, are threatening an elderly couple who run a wedding chapel with jail time unless they perform wedding ceremonies for gay couples.Donald Knapp and his wife, Evelyn, both ordained ministers who run Hitching...
  • City in Idaho may arrest two ministers for not performing gay weddings

    10/20/2014 5:30:15 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 20 replies
    rightwingnews.com ^ | october 19, 2014
    How far is the tyranny over gay marriage going to go? Reasonable people can differ on gay marriage. But forcing people to go against their religious views in order to comply with one viewpoint is nothing more than harassment.  According to Todd Starnes at Weasel Zippers, Two Christian ministers who own an Idaho wedding chapel were told they had to either perform same-sex weddings or face jail time and up to $1,000 in daily fines, according to a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court.
  • Idaho Halloween Display Includes Decapitated Obama Head

    10/18/2014 3:29:42 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 21 replies
    CBS Seattle ^ | 10/17/14 | CBS Seattle
    An Idaho homeowner declares he welcomes criticism of the Halloween display he set up in his front yard near Boise. “I’ve got the Grim Reaper on the ATV, and Obama’s head is on the spear and he has been decapitated,” Richard Piersol proudly tells KBOI-TV. A rubber Obama mask is indeed perched on a wooden pole in front of an effigy of the Grim Reaper. Peirsol revealed that he was inspired this year by his opposition to President Obama and the videos of ISIS beheadings. “It’s like free speech. I am pretty much saying I don’t like his politics, and...
  • 9th Circuit lifts stay on gay marriage in Idaho

    10/13/2014 2:43:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Spokesman-Review ^ | October 13, 2014 | Betsy Z. Russell
    BOISE - The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order Monday lifting the stay that blocked same-sex marriage from starting in Idaho - effective Wednesday morning. Marriage licenses can legally be issued to same-sex couples statewide starting at 9 a.m. on Wednesday. Deborah Ferguson, attorney for the four couples who sued to overturn Idaho’s ban on gay marriage, hadn’t even filed her reply to the state’s latest legal filings when the order came out mid-day Monday. “I guess they kind of knew what we were going to say,” she said. Ferguson filed the case on behalf of four Idaho...
  • Justice Kennedy blocks gay marriage ruling in Idaho, Nevada

    10/08/2014 7:47:30 AM PDT · by HOYA97 · 86 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/8/2014
    Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has temporarily blocked an appeals court ruling that declared gay marriage legal in Idaho and Nevada. The order came minutes after Idaho on Wednesday filed an emergency request for an immediate stay. The state's request said that without a stay, state and county officials would have been required to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples at 10 a.m. EDT. Kennedy's order requested a response from the plaintiffs involved in Idaho's gay marriage lawsuit by the end of day Thursday. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declared gay marriage legal in Idaho and Nevada...
  • Ninth Circuit Strikes Down Gay-Marriage Bans in Idaho, Nevada

    10/07/2014 1:38:50 PM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 90 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10/7/14 | Jess Bravin
    WASHINGTON—The San Francisco-based Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday struck down same-sex marriage bans in Idaho and Nevada, setting the stage for legal gay marriages in five more Western states. The unanimous decision comes a day after the U.S. Supreme Court let stand lower-court rulings that ended bans in five other states, a move that effectively expanded the right to gay marriage to 30 U.S. states. The Ninth Circuit decision will apply to five states with marriage bans in that appellate circuit, likely expanding to 35 the number of states with legal same-sex marriage.
  • Supreme Court gives go-ahead to same-sex marriages in Idaho

    10/10/2014 3:12:09 PM PDT · by Lurking Libertarian · 109 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 10, 2014 | Robert Barnes
    <p>The Supreme Court on Friday night allowed same-sex marriages to begin in Idaho, ending a dramatic week in which the right of gay couples to marry expanded dramatically across the nation.</p> <p>In a one-sentence order, the justices denied a request from Idaho Gov. C.L. Butch Otter (R) to delay the unions so the state could continue its appeals. The court gave no reason for the action nor were there recorded dissents.</p>
  • Gay marriage bans fall in Idaho, Nevada after high court decision

    10/08/2014 1:35:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 7, 2014 | Dan Levine
    Legal momentum for extending U.S. marriage rights to same-sex couples accelerated on Tuesday as a federal appeals court struck down bans on gay matrimony in Idaho and Nevada a day after the U.S. Supreme Court let stand similar rulings for five other states. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled the bans in Idaho and Nevada violated the constitution and cannot be enforced, adding to a growing list of states where same-sex unions are now legal. "Idaho and Nevada's marriage laws, by preventing same-sex couples from marrying and refusing to recognize same-sex marriages celebrated elsewhere, impose...
  • The 12 Republicans That Voted Against Arming Syrian Rebels

    09/19/2014 8:15:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 56 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/19/2014 | Charlie Spiering
    The Senate approved a continuing resolution for the budget which included a provision authorizing President Obama to arm and train Syrian rebels for the purpose of combating Islamic State terrorists. The legislation passed 78-22. Of the 22 Senators that voted no, here are the 12 Republicans that voted against the provision: John Barrasso (WY) Tom Coburn (OK) Michael Crapo (ID) Ted Cruz (TX) Mike Enzi (WY) Dean Heller (NV) Mike Lee (UT) Jim Moran (KS) Rand Paul (KY) James Risch (ID) Pat Roberts (KS) Jeff Sessions (AL)
  • Idaho professor accidentally shoots himself in the foot in chemistry class

    09/04/2014 9:16:05 AM PDT · by Rio · 48 replies
    Reuters/Yahoo ^ | 9/3/2014 | Laura Zuckerman
    An Idaho State University assistant professor with a concealed-carry gun permit shot himself in the foot with a semiautomatic handgun that accidentally discharged from inside his pocket in a chemistry classroom full of students, police said on Wednesday.
  • The Ongoing Debate Over Climate Change in Idaho

    08/05/2014 7:15:06 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/05/14 | Sierra Rayne
    Claims in the media do not seem to match up with the scientific datasets A few days ago, Channel 7 KTVB out of Boise, Idaho was reporting the following: “Idaho is drying out. Charlie Luce, a hydrologist with the Forest Service, says the Gem State is using more water, but seeing less in the aquifers. There’s 20 percent less water coming into our basins, when compared to the 1940s.” As I noted at the time: “That’s not what the NOAA National Climatic Data Center database shows. There has been no significant trend in annual precipitation for the state since records...
  • Bugatti Veyron Super Sport Hits 246 MPH On Public Road: Video ($2.8 Million)

    07/31/2014 3:03:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Motor Authority ^ | Jul 28, 2014 | Jeff Glucker
    Going fast on a private stretch of race track is quite enjoyable. Especially when there happens to be enough room to really let the car stretch its legs. That is why Volkswagen owns the Ehra-Lessien testing facility in Germany, which comes with a 5.4-mile long straight. It's also the perfect place to find the upper limits of a Bugatti Veyron. Sometimes though, an owner might get a chance to push his machine in a setting that's not quite as prepared for such an endeavor. The 2014 Sun Valley Road Rally recently took place near Ketchum, Idaho. This event turns the...
  • Loose Bull Elk 'Stressed' by Attempted Selfies Caught in Garden City

    07/26/2014 11:16:15 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    KTVB ^ | July 25, 2014
    A bull elk is back in the wild after a wild night in Garden City. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game says someone called police to report seeing an elk in a vacant lot at 42nd and Adams Street. The responding officer called Fish and Game. A conservation officer found the elk, which appeared to be stressed. Fish and Game says people were getting too close and trying to take "selfies" with the animal. Because of the stress, the elk ran off through the neighborhood including Veteran's Parkway. "When people get this close to a wild animal, the stress...
  • Citing ‘racist views,’ tribe cancels Nugent show

    07/21/2014 6:45:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 21, 2014
    WORLEY, Idaho — A Native American tribe has canceled an Aug. 4 concert by Ted Nugent at its casino. The Coeur d'Alene Tribe on Monday said that the cancellation of the concert at the casino in the northwest Idaho city of Worley was because of the rocker's "racist and hate-filled remarks."
  • A different perspective: Pakistani journalists cover Bergdahl story for folks at home

    06/15/2014 5:54:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Idaho State Journal ^ | June 15, 2014 | Michael H. O’Donnell
    Cameraman Ilyas Khan, left, and reporter Iftikhar Hussain, two Pakistani journalists working for Voice of America, covered the reaction of the Hailey community to the release of Bowe Bergdahl from Taliban custody last week. Two Pakistani journalists stopped in Pocatello last week on their way to Hailey to cover the story of American soldier Bowe Bergdahl’s release with listeners in the tribal region of northeast Pakistan. Ifthikhar Hussain and his cameraman, Ilyas Khan, work for Voice of America. Voice of America, operated by the U.S. government, provides programming for broadcast on radio, television and the Internet outside of this country...
  • News media urged to leave Bergdahl’s hometown (News blackout, just like Obama's DREAMers?)

    06/14/2014 11:50:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    HAILEY, Idaho — An Idaho county commissioner held a press conference in the hometown of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl this week to tell reporters and outsiders to leave the town and the Bergdahl family alone. The Times-News reported that Blaine County Commissioner Larry Schoen said people should stop attacking Bergdahl, his family and the people of Hailey for standing by the former prisoner of war. Schoen said the town only wanted to see the local man reunited with his parents, Bob and Jani Bergdahl, after spending five years as a prisoner of the Taliban in Afghanistan....
  • Vanity: 2014 Idaho Republican Convention

    06/14/2014 7:58:28 PM PDT · by RobinOfKingston · 8 replies
    Eye witness account http://www.myowneysandears.com | June 14, 2014 | Robin of Kingston
    As of 3:35 PM local time in Moscow, Idaho, the 2014 Idaho Republican Convention is history. And what a piece of history it is! The fireworks started a couple weeks prior to the convention, in events surrounding reorganizational meetings for county Republican Central Committees throughout the state. These are meetings in which officers are elected; sometimes the old ones are reelected, sometimes new ones are elected. Also at these reorg meetings delegates for the convention are elected. Operative word, "elected." This year, there were abnormalities in three counties that drew complaints that were subsequently handed off to the Credentials Committee...
  • Our Endorsement of Raul Labrador for Majority Leader

    06/14/2014 1:31:03 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 20 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | June 14, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    In the wake of Eric Cantor's shocking primary election loss to Dave Brat earlier this week, the choice to replace him as House Majority Leader seemed a foregone conclusion, as Pete Sessions (R-TX) decision to bow out appeared to seal the decision and ascend Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to the second highest position in the House. This changed yesterday as Raul Labrador (R-ID) announced he will challenge for the role, a move Dignitas News Service both applauds and has no reservations in providing our endorsement for. Not only would the second-term Representative from Idaho bring solid conservative credentials and voting record...
  • Idaho GOP moves toward dropping call for repeal of 17th Amendment

    06/13/2014 7:26:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    The Spokane Spokesman-Review ^ | June 13, 2014 | Betsy Z. Russell
    It was a bit lost in the hubbub over rules and credentials fights, but the platform committee at the Idaho Republican Party convention in Moscow today voted to remove one of the most controversial planks in the party’s platform: The one calling for repeal of the 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which would have the effect of doing away with direct election of U.S. senators and instead letting state legislatures choose senators. “I was the one who made the motion,” said Rep. Brandon Hixon, R-Caldwell, a delegate from Canyon County. “It passed the committee. Now it will go to...
  • Rep. Raul Labrador Will Challenge Kevin McCarthy for GOP Leader: A race for Cantor's job after all.

    06/13/2014 5:01:09 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 23 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 13, 2014 | Tim Alberta
    Rep. Raul Labrador, a fiery conservative lawmaker from Idaho, will challenge House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy in next Thursday's special election to replace Eric Cantor as majority leader, according to Republican sources. "I want a House Leadership team that reflects the best of our conference," Labrador said in a statement provided to National Journal. He later added: "I am running for Majority Leader because I want to help create a vision of growth and opportunity for everyone and start getting to work for the American people." A sophomore representative from a heavily Republican district, Labrador's election would dramatically alter the...
  • Breaking: Raul Labrador will run for House majority leader

    06/13/2014 10:50:14 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 40 replies
    Vanity | 06/13/2014
    Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador said Friday he will run for the House majority leader position being vacated by Eric Cantor. The decision sets up a race next week between Labrador, a leading conservative voice, and Kevin McCarthy, the current House majority whip.
  • Bergdahl’s dad was accused of stalking twin sisters

    06/13/2014 9:05:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The New York Post ^ | June 13, 2014 | Lia Eustachewich
    The father of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl creepily stalked twin sisters for four and a half months, watching them as they showered and even accusing one of being a “two-timing bitch” though she never dated him, according to reports. Bob Bergdahl allegedly began harassing Allie and Lacey Hillman, then 28, in June 2011 – two years after his son was captured by the Taliban — leading the terrified sisters to call the police because they were “very scared” of his “disturbing behavior,” the Daily Mail reported. The bizarre stalking began when Lacey caught Bergdahl, 51, creeping around the sisters’ Hailey, Idaho...
  • FBI: Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's parents have received threats

    06/07/2014 6:15:32 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 92 replies
    CNN ^ | 06-07-2014 | Michael Martinez
    (CNN) -- As the controversy surrounding Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl release gains growing attention, Bergdahl's family is now the target of recent threats, according to an FBI spokesman. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl family have received threats following his release after five years in captivity at the hands of the Taliban, an FBI spokesman told CNN on Saturday. "We are working jointly with our state and local partners and taking each threat seriously," FBI Special Agent William Facer said in an e-mail. Facer declined to detail the nature and severity of the threats. Additionally, the military spokesperson for the Bergdahl family...
  • Report: Bergdahl Hometown Cancels Celebration

    06/04/2014 1:30:57 PM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 71 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 04, 2014 | Daniel Halper
    Reuters reporter Mark Felsenthal reports that Sgt. Bergdahl's hometown in Idaho is cancelling its planned celebration. "Bergdahl's home town in Idaho has canceled plans for a celebration, city administrator says," reports Felsenthal on Twitter.
  • Officials in Bergdahl's Hometown: "Stop the Hate"

    06/03/2014 4:16:20 PM PDT · by tellw · 139 replies
    NBC ^ | 3 June 2014 | BY HASANI GITTENS AND DIANE DUTHWEILER
    In Hailey, Idaho, the hometown of freed U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl, the joy at his release has turned for some into shock and fear — the fear of picking up the phone. That's because some town officials have been deluged with angry calls from people who think that Bergdahl is an Army deserter or traitor who doesn't deserve a hero's welcome.
  • Crapo Opposed Similar Swap for Bergdahl

    06/05/2014 12:37:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | June 5, 2014 | Dan Popkey
    Sen. Mike Crapo talks to media in November 2010 on the night he was elected to his third six-year term. DARIN OSWALD — Darin Oswald / Idaho Statesman |Buy Photo The senator has 'significant concerns' about Saturday's trading five Taliban leaders for the Idaho soldier. GOP Sen. Mike Crapo said Thursday that he earlier objected to an Obama administration proposal to free six Taliban prisoners in exchange for the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Congress was informed about the plan to exchange prisoners at Guantanamo for Bergdahl and Crapo was among those who “pushed back very strongly,” he told the Statesman....
  • Here's What Happens When You Play Politics with the Bergdahl Swap

    06/04/2014 5:30:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 4, 2014 | Ron Fournier
    What if the White House had chosen a low-key announcement of the Bowe Bergdahl swap?The best measure of whether President Obama cut a smart deal to free Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is what happens to the five Guantanamo Bay terrorists he traded away. Do they go (a) into retirement; (b) into battle against the United States; (c) or into five cold graves? The rest of what you're hearing about the swap is politics – thinly disguised as a legal and foreign policy debate. Unless you can predict the future, the smart move on such a complex story is to avoid an...
  • Hailey businesses feeling Bergdahl backlash

    06/04/2014 4:07:33 PM PDT · by tellw · 19 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | June 4, 2014 | ZACH KYLE
    Controversy over the prisoner exchange for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl — and over allegations he abandoned his Afghanistan post — has brought blowback on businesses in Hailey, Bergdahl’s hometown. The Hailey Chamber of Commerce has received hundreds of phone calls from people angry that the community had planned a June 28 “Bowe is Back” celebration for a possible deserter, Chamber Membership Director Kristy Heitzman said. The Chamber wasn’t organizing or sponsoring “Bowe is Back” but promoted the event on its Facebook page, she said. Organizers cancelled the event midday Wednesday. Some of the angry callers are veterans, Heitzman said. One...
  • Bowe Bergdahl's Hometown Cancels 'Welcome Home, Bowe' Rally (Hailey, Idaho)

    06/04/2014 3:08:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6/04/14 | Hasani Gittens, John Boxley
    A celebration in Bowe Bergdahl's hometown of Hailey, Idaho, planned for later this month has been cancelled in the wake of a firestorm of controversy over how the Army sergeant wound up as a Taliban captive. **SNIP** Town officials on Tuesday told NBC News that they had been deluged with hateful calls from people who don't think Bergdahl should be celebrated as a hero. In the Wednesday statement, the town said they had received about "100 correspondences" per day on the issue, both positive and negative. Hailey officials say they aren't cancelling because of any threat, but because of the...
  • Emails to Hailey Call For City to Cancel Bergdahl Celebration

    06/04/2014 2:09:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    KBOI2 ^ | Eric Gonzales
    Emails sent to Hailey City Hall asked the city not to celebrate Sergeant Bowe Bergadahl as a hero and called him a traitor and a deserter. A lot of the messages talked about remembering the soldiers they said died looking for Bergdahl while the rest of Hailey will celebrate. One email reads, 'I've an idea....send an invitation to the families of the six honorable soldiers killed trying to find him on his 'walk a bout'. Another email pointed out that with all the people claiming to be in Bergdahl's unit in the Army, there would be 4,000 soldiers in one...
  • Idaho Hometown of Newly Freed Soldier Cancels Planned Celebration (Confirmed)

    06/04/2014 1:46:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    WKZO ^ | 6/4/14
    The hometown of U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl has canceled a rally planned for later this month celebrating his release from five years of Taliban captivity, a municipal official told Reuters on Wednesday, amid allegations that he was a deserter.
  • Bergdahl’s Idaho Hometown to Celebrate Homecoming, Despite Anger From Some

    06/04/2014 12:38:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Time ^ | 6/4/14 | Sam Frizell
    Bergdahl's hometown is carrying on with a celebration for the returned sergeant at the end of the month, despite a rising backlash A rally in U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s Idaho hometown celebrating his release after nearly five years of captivity will go on as planned, despite growing questions about the circumstances of the soldier’s capture. The joy over the soldier’s return among residents of the small mountain community of Hailey, Idaho has been dampened by claims that he abandoned his post. Some have also claimed that the subsequent search for Bergdahl cost the lives of up to six soldiers,...
  • Bergdahl Celebration Set for June 28 in Hailey ID

    06/02/2014 6:59:09 PM PDT · by tellw · 52 replies
    Idaho Mountain Express ^ | June 2, 2014 | Gregory Foley
    Bergdahl celebration set for June 28 Event is now themed "Bowe is Back" By :GREGORY FOLEY The Wood River Valley will celebrate the release of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in an event called "Bowe is Back" on Saturday, June 28, from 1-5 p.m. at Hop Porter Park in Hailey. The event was going to be called "Bring Bowe Back" but the name and the theme were changed after the soldier from Hailey was released from captivity in Afghanistan on Saturday. Event co-organizer Debbie Oneill said Bergdahl's parents, Bob and Jani Bergdahl, will speak at the event. In addition, singer-songwriter...
  • Planned Celebration for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Just Got a Whole Lot Bigger

    06/01/2014 8:19:15 PM PDT · by windcliff · 56 replies
    New York Times ^ | 6-1-14 | Matt Furber
    HAILEY, Idaho — It looked as if it was going to be a big weekend here in the Wood River Valley in Central Idaho But when news began to spread Saturday that Bowe Bergdahl was finally free it became a far more momentous weekend than anyone could have imagined in a community where Sergeant Bergdahl’s fate has been a central fact of life since his capture by the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2009. “It’s really, really amazing and incredible, fantastic news,” said Molly Goodyear, who was getting lunches at Atkinson’s Market for children playing soccer with Sawtooth United under-13 girls’...
  • SenateRaces, RINO Hunting live return thread

  • Primary Live Thread (AR,GA,ID,KY,OR,PA)

    05/20/2014 3:26:54 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 466 replies
    It was suggested that one be started so I'll take the lead!