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  • Obama 'engagement' policy 'enabled Boston, San Bernardino attacks'

    05/29/2016 2:00:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    wnd ^ | 5/29/16 | Paul Bremmer
    In 2008, the trial and conviction of five leaders of an Islamic charity for funding the terrorist group Hamas exposed the vast Muslim Brotherhood network in the U.S. and its stated aim, according to FBI evidence, to “destroy Western Civilization from within.” Along with the convictions, the Department of Justice named 300 unindicted co-conspirators in the plot, which included many of the nation’s most prominent Muslim Brotherhood-related organizations. Among them were the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the Islamic Society of North America and the North American Islamic Trust. Nevertheless, just one year later, Department of Homeland Security officer Philip B....
  • Gary Johnson wins Libertarian presidential nomination at party convention

    05/29/2016 1:26:34 PM PDT · by Innovative · 77 replies
    CNN ^ | May 29 | Eli Watkins,
    Libertarians on Sunday selected former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson as their party's presidential nominee, at their party convention in Orlando, Florida. "At a minimum, I think we're in the presidential debates," Johnson said to cheers. Sarwark said the party had established a "back channel" to the Koch brothers, in the hopes the wealthy libertarian-leaning funders donate to the Libertarian Party. Sarwark also said he had been speaking to Matt Kibbe, former president of conservative advocacy group Freedomworks, about supporting the party's nominee. Johnson received almost 1 percent of the general election vote in 2012 A recent national poll had...
  • Are the Clintons the Real Housing Crash Villains?

    05/29/2016 7:41:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 29, 2016 | Larry Kudlow
    Editor's note: This column was co-authored by Stephen Moore. We are going to reveal the grand secret to getting rich by investing. It's a simple formula that has worked for Warren Buffett, Carl Icahn and all the greatest investment gurus over the years. Ready? Buy low, sell high. It turns out that Donald Trump has been very, very good at buying low and selling high, and it helps account for his amazing business success. But now Hillary Clinton seems to think it's a crime. Campaigning in California last week she wailed that Trump “actually said he was hoping for the...
  • Sanders tries to get Clinton 'aggressive attack surrogates' off key campaign committees

    05/29/2016 3:22:23 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    FOX News ^ | May 29, 2016
    Sanders tries to get Clinton 'aggressive attack surrogates' off key campaign committees Published May 29, 2016 Bernie Sanders is attempting to wage a fight to the finish for the Democratic presidential nomination -- and to upend the party’s “rigged” system -- by trying to remove key convention officials. The Sanders campaign has called former Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank and Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy “aggressive attack surrogates” for Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton. And it formally requested that Frank and Malloy be removed as co-chairmen, respectively, of the Rules and Platform committees at the Democratic National Convention. The Democratic National Committee...
  • Shattuck: Deval Patrick never lives up to his 'words' Hill would be wise to check his transcripts

    04/24/2016 8:54:36 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 9 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 04/24/16 | Tom Shattuck
    “Just words,” the refrain famously went in Deval Patrick’s run for governor 
in 2006. With reports that the Hillary Clinton campaign is considering the former 
Massachusetts governor as her running mate, it would be wise for the former secretary of state to revisit some of Deval’s notable quotes before making 
her decision. “Just words,” indeed. We can start in her “home state.” We all know about Deval’s assessment of the 9/11 terror attacks as “a failure of human understanding” and “the failure of human beings … to learn to love each other,” but years later he sniveled at New Yorkers...
  • Hillary: Watch out for Deval Patrick

    11/02/2015 7:24:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/02/2015 | Robert Morrison
    Conservatives who breathed a sigh of relief with Vice President Joe Biden’s removing himself from the 2016 race should stop, look, and listen. There are other potential presidential candidates on the horizon. Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is one. Although he has said no to a run, and although the time is getting late, Deval Patrick is a longtime ally of President Obama. His only criticism of the President is that he does not tout his great successes enough. Recently, Gov. Patrick put his name on the cover of Winning Marriage. It’s a book about the thus far successful...
  • A Tip for Deval Patrick: Be Like Bush

    01/17/2015 7:12:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    LAST WEEK Deval Patrick shed the title he had worn for eight years. This week he donned the first of what will doubtless be a batch of new titles: The commonwealth's former governor announced plans to join the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a "visiting innovation fellow" at the school's Innovation Initiative.As Patrick re-acclimates to life in the private sector, there will be plenty to keep him busy. He told Fortune magazine that he has been approached by venture firms, equity firms, and corporations. He will have his pick of speaking engagements and media appearances. And the political hive will...
  • 'First Daughter' Of First State With Same-Sex Marriage To Wed Partner

    01/12/2015 11:00:31 PM PST · by Steelfish · 96 replies
    CNN ^ | January 3, 2015 | Kevin Conlon
    'First Daughter' Of First State With Same-Sex Marriage To Wed Partner Kevin Conlon, January 3, 2015 Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announces daughter's engagement Katherine Patrick, 25, will marry partner Alisha Lemieux, 21 Massachusetts became first state to legalize same-sex marriage in 2003 (CNN)Katherine Patrick was 14 years old when Massachusetts legalized same-sex marriage. Now 25, the "first daughter" of the first state to legalize same-sex marriage is engaged to be married, her father, Gov. Deval Patrick, has announced. "The Governor and Mrs. Patrick joyfully announce the engagement of their daughter Katherine Wintersmith Patrick to Alisha Marie Lemieux of New Bedford,"...
  • Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee could be used to house unaccompanied minors...

    Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee is one of two sites in Massachusetts being considered by Gov. Deval Patrick to house children who cross the border into the United States illegally. The other site is Camp Edwards, part of a military reservation in Cape Cod. State Sen. Don Humason, a Westfield Republican who opposes the idea, confirmed that Patrick's office called him Thursday to give him a heads up about the proposal. Patrick, a Democrat, discussed the proposal during a press conference at 9:45 a.m. providing more details about his intent to accept a request by the U.S. government to...
  • Chicopee pol rails against Patrick's plan to shelter immigrant kids

    07/18/2014 8:32:08 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 7 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 7/18/14 | Matt Stout, Antonio Planas
    Gov. Deval Patrick's offer to house up to 1,000 children who crossed the country's southern border illegally in one of two Bay State military bases is drawing heavy fire in one targeted community, where a local leader warned residents will be "up in arms" over the proposal. "I am totally against it," said Chicopee City Council President George Moreau, whose city is home to Westover Air Base, one of two sites Patrick identified as a possible landing spot for unaccompanied children for as long as four months. Joint Base Cape Cod in Bourne is the other proposed shelter site. Citing...
  • MA Governor: Deporting Illegal Children Like Sending Jews To Nazi Concentration Camps

    07/16/2014 5:06:15 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 58 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | July 16, 2014
    “My inclination is to remember what happened when a ship full of Jewish children tried to come to the United States in 1939 and the United States turned them away, and many of them went to their deaths in Nazi concentration camps.”
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 20 April 2014

    04/20/2014 5:01:23 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 134 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 20 April 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    p>The Talk Shows April 20th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sergey Kislyak, Russia’s ambassador to the U.S.; Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Ukraine’s prime minister; Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Chris Murphy, D-Conn.; Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Gov. Devil Patrick, D-Mass.; Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York.THIS WEEK (ABC): Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas; retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont.; Lukman Faily, Iraq’s ambassador to the United States; Kim Beazley, Australia’s...
  • Pols back Dot radio station (Feds shut down Touch 106.1) (pirate radio)

    04/19/2014 5:37:58 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 46 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 4/19/14 | Bob McGovern
    Bay State politicians are defending an unlicensed radio station that was shut down this week by the Federal Communications Commission, but prosecutors say the crackdown was necessary to prevent a “public safety hazard.” U.S. Marshals and the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau shut down Touch 106.1 FM, an unlicensed Dorchester station, Thursday and seized radio equipment, according to U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz. Gov. Deval Patrick yesterday said he was “incredibly disappointed” by the raid and plans to ask the U.S. Attorney’s office to back down. “You’d like to think of them bringing more of a problem-solving approach,” he said. “Touch is a...
  • Massachusetts dumping health insurance website contractor

    03/18/2014 12:04:48 PM PDT · by matt04 · 9 replies
    Massachusetts is dumping the contractor that created the state’s dysfunctional online health insurance marketplace and may hire a new company to fix the Health Connector website, a top state official said Monday. “We have made the decision we’re going to be parting ways with CGI,” said Sarah Iselin, who was hired recently by Governor Deval Patrick to oversee repairs to the website, which hasn’t worked properly since it was launched last October. The state has scrambled since then to sign up thousands of residents for health insurance that meets the requirements of the federal Affordable Care Act., resorting to using...
  • Gov. Deval Patrick moves to offset federal cut in SNAP benefits by investing millions in state money

    03/18/2014 10:47:13 AM PDT · by matt04 · 18 replies
    Following a change in the rules incorporated in the new federal farm bill, Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration announced on Tuesday that the state would be investing $3 million in additional home heating assistance for families to avoid the potential loss of up to $142 million in food stamp benefits for 163,000 families. Under the initiative, the Department of Transitional Assistance will be partnering with the Department of Housing and Community Development to provide at least $20 in heating assistance to eligible families through the H-EAT programs. The subsidy will qualify those families for an additional $80 in monthly Supplemental Nutritional...
  • Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick open to White House bid

    02/24/2014 7:04:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/24/2014 | By ALEXANDER BURNS
    Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signaled Sunday that he would be open to a White House bid at some point, though the governor has previously ruled out seeking the presidency in 2016. Asked in an interview whether he could see himself as a national candidate — not necessarily in 2016 — the second-term Democrat responded: “Maybe. Maybe.” “That’s a decision I have to make along with my wife of 30 years, and she’s a tough one to convince,” Patrick said. Prodded further, the former Justice Department official responded: “Let’s just see what time tells.” Only the second African-American elected governor of...
  • State's Obamacare website struggles spark inquiry

    12/03/2013 1:51:35 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | December 3, 2013 | Chris Cassidy
    A top Beacon Hill lawmaker wants answers from the Patrick administration on the ongoing glitches, delays and error messages that have plagued the state’s woeful $69 million Obamacare website — which stumbled into its third month yesterday with continued flat sign-up rates. “I’ll definitely talk to folks in the administration and see where we are with our experience right now,” said state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez (D-Jamaica Plain), the co-chairman of the Joint Committee on Public Health. “It’s the issue of the day — technology and health care. Absolutely, we should be taking a look.” Even as the Obama administration declared...
  • Ethnic tensions flare over governor’s judicial nominee

    11/21/2013 2:13:39 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 36 replies
    bostonglobe.com ^ | November 21, 2013 | Michael Levenson
    Tears were shed and Hitler was quoted on Wednesday, as ethnic tensions erupted at the State House and threatened to derail Governor Deval Patrick’s nominee for a seat on the Superior Court. The charged struggle centers around the leadership role that the nominee, Joseph S. Berman, has played in the Anti-Defamation League, a national organization dedicated to combating anti-Semitism and other forms of discrimination. Berman’s nomination stirred opposition because, for years, the organization refused to label as genocide the slaughter of Armenians by Ottoman Turks between 1915 and 1923, a stance that angered the Armenian community. But in 2007, the...
  • At Du Bois awards, the stars aligned

    10/03/2013 6:53:57 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies
    harvard.edu ^ | October 3, 2013 | Corydon Ireland
    When the stars come out, it is not always nighttime. Take, for instance, the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal ceremony on Wednesday afternoon at Sanders Theatre. The six medalists included a White House adviser (Valerie Jarrett), a playwright with a Pulitzer Prize (Tony Kushner), a U.S. representative called “the conscious of Congress” (John Lewis), an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (Sonia Sotomayor), the commissioner of the National Basketball Association (David Stern), and a Hollywood director with three Oscars (Steven Spielberg). The medals, awarded since 2000, go to writers, artists, philanthropists, and others for outstanding contributions to African-American culture. Jarrett...
  • Massachusetts Governor Repeals TechTax Just Two Months After Signing It

    10/01/2013 9:30:28 AM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 13 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 10-1-13 | Alex Rued
    At first blush, the Massachusetts “tech tax” appears similar to tax regimes in other states. However, the Massachusetts tax on computer software services has a unique set of implications—and would likely have an unprecedented impact on the state’s tech economy. The software services tax or “tech tax” passed in July would tax all computer software services, including cloud computing and data storage operations. The legislature intended for the tax to raise $160 million for transportation improvements, but many believe the wide range of services eligible for taxation coupled with the law’s ambiguous language would yield upwards of $500 million. Massachusetts...
  • Democrats say ‘rock star’ gov chances good

    08/22/2013 2:44:16 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | August 22, 2013 | Matt Stout
    Gov. Deval Patrick is a Democratic “rock star” who — scandals be damned — could launch a 2016 White House run if he chooses, say Democrats undeterred by this week’s double whammy of dirt to hit Patrick’s administration and political future. “This will pass like a storm cloud in the summertime,” Democratic strategist Steve McMahon said of revelations the state’s escalating drug lab scandal has tainted the cases of as many as 40,000-plus defendants and that the state ranks in the top three nationwide in welfare handouts. “If he decided to run, and I take him on his word he’s...
  • Obama Truth Team

    08/02/2013 7:49:33 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 7 replies
    facebook | Deval Patrick
    Deval Patrick I bet you're a lot like me. You care about what we've accomplished together because you know it's good for the country. And it frustrates you to no end that there are people out there spending millions of dollars to lie about it, because they think it helps their politics. Just look at what some are saying about Obamacare. Here's a reform that improves the health of both American families and American businesses. But some want to move us backwards -- at any cost. ... This isn't new to you -- and today, I'm asking you to keep...
  • Patrick: I napped while Boston was on lockdown

    06/06/2013 7:21:28 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 06June2013 | ED MORRISSEY
    Behold the single strangest interview ever given by a governor with at least a possibility of running for the presidency at some point. Both the Boston Herald and Politico highlight the inebriation Deval Patrick indulged after the Tsarnaev brothers had been neutralized as their leads, but the Governor of Massachusetts could be forgiven for celebrating a bit afterward. But what was he doing while the state’s capital city was on lockdown? Taking a nap — until Barack Obama demanded to know what was going on:
  • Obama eyes Gov. Deval Patrick to replace Eric Holder at Justice

    05/16/2013 8:31:30 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 67 replies
    Chi Sun Times ^ | 5/16/13 | Michael Sneed
    Tipsville . . . Sneed is told that Attorney General Eric “Fast and Furious” Holder’s days are numbered. Sneed hears President Barack Obama, who is this/close to Holder, has set his sights on Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick as a possible replacement “when the heat dies down on the latest hot-button scandals to hit the U.S. Justice Department,” said a top White House source. Last year, Holder became a hot button over a congressional probe of the sale of government guns to drug cartels. This time it’s the double whammy of an IRS scandal and the U.S. Justice Department’s seizure of...
  • Obama Eyes Gov. Deval Patrick to Replace Eric Holder at Justice

    05/15/2013 5:12:52 PM PDT · by kristinn · 79 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | Wednesday, May 15, 2013 | Michael Sneed
    Tipsville . . . Sneed is told that Attorney General Eric “Fast and Furious” Holder’s days are numbered. Sneed hears President Barack Obama, who is this/close to Holder, has set his sights on Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick as a possible replacement “when the heat dies down on the latest hot-button scandals to hit the U.S. Justice Department,” said a top White House source. SNIP “The president will wait until the heat dies down — and a little time has passed beyond that — before he does anything to Holder because Holder is a close pal, and that’s a big deal...
  • Did Radical Islamic Leadership in Boston Influence Marathon Bombers?

    04/29/2013 5:33:39 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | April 29, 2013 | Charles Jacobs and Ilya Feoktistov
    Reprinted from PeaceandTolerance.org. “This is alarming, but I’d need to see a smoking gun.” That’s what a Boston Rabbi said after we’d spent an hour in his office walking him through mounds of evidence that linked the leaders of the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB) to terrorism and hate speech against Jews and Christians. He wouldn’t speak publicly about the radical leadership of the ISB mosque, he explained, for fear of giving offense, for fear of breaking with a certain understanding about these things, for fear of being labeled a bigot. For 10 years, this reluctance to speak honestly about...
  • MA Dem Gov. Patrick Refuses to Release Tsarnaev Records

    04/25/2013 11:28:30 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 14 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/25/13 | Mike Flynn
    The Brothers Tsarnaev, alleged terrorists behind the Boston Marathon bombing, collected some amount of state and, possibly, federal welfare benefits. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, his wife, and daughter collected welfare until 2012, according to Massachusetts state officials. The exact amounts the brothers received is unknown, however, because Gov. Deval Patrick's administration is refusing to release information regarding their case. State agencies “flatly refused” to provide information regarding the taxpayer-funded lifestyle of the 26-year-old man and his accused accomplice brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, the Boston Herald reports. The Brothers Tsarnaev seem to have been only marginally attached to the labor market. It is...
  • Report: Deval Patrick on Hillary's Short List For VP

    04/24/2016 5:01:51 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 37 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 4/24/16 | Lindsay Kalter
    Gov. Deval Patrick is reportedly on the short list of potential running mates for Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and Bay State political analysts say he could be the perfect pick because he could help win over the party’s progressive wing and shine in head-to-head debates. “I think he’d be a terrific choice,” said Philip Johnston, former chairman of the Massachusetts Democratic Party. “He is viewed as a strong progressive, and I think he has great credibility with both Clinton and (Bernie) Sanders supporters.” The New York Times reported yesterday that Clinton’s advisers are compiling a list of 15 to 25...
  • Deval Patrick on the Biden ticket is key to Obama’s endorsement

    10/12/2015 6:38:47 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 32 replies
    NY POST ^ | October 12, 2015 | By Michael Gartland
    President Obama’s endorsement of a Joe Biden White House run will be conditional on having a “final say” over his choice for vice president, according to Ed Klein, author of the Hillary Rodham Clinton biography “Unlikeable.” “Barack Obama would like to see Deval Patrick, the former governor of Massachusetts and an African-American, run on the Biden ticket,” Klein told John Catsimatidis on AM 970 radio Sunday. Patrick, who served as assistant attorney general under then-President Bill Clinton, grew up in Chicago, Obama’s former stomping grounds. He succeeded Mitt Romney as governor of Massachusetts. Klein said that the first family is...
  • It’s time to just say it. I’m getting about sick of Mitt Romney.

    05/28/2016 4:09:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 28, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Yikes. I’m probably as surprised as anyone else to hear myself saying it, but the producers might want to start cranking up the music and offer a subtle hint to Mitt Romney that it’s time to get off the stage. We’re busy getting ready for the convention in Cleveland and the pieces are pretty much set up on the board, yet it seems that the winner of the 2012 GOP primary can’t bring himself to step back and let somebody else get on message. This pattern of behavior was on display yet again this week when Mitt let everyone know...
  • Sanders: 'Terrible idea' to turn to Biden if Clinton is indicted

    05/28/2016 5:20:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | May 28, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    Bernie Sanders says it would be a "terrible idea" for Democrats to recruit Vice President Joe Biden to run for president if Hillary Clinton is forced out of the race. "I think that would be a terrible, terrible idea," Sanders said Friday in an interview with The Young Turks, a pro-Sanders online news show. "That would say to the millions of people who have supported us, that have worked with us, that would say all of your energy, all of your votes, all of your beliefs are irrelevant. We're going to bring in someone else," Sanders said. "I happen to...
  • Diamond & Silk: New Table Talk: Trump clinches 1237; Hillary & Elizabeth Warren

    05/28/2016 9:52:58 AM PDT · by Right-wing Librarian · 6 replies
    The Viewers View ^ | May 28, 2016 | Diamond & Silk
    Diamond and Silk discuss Donald Trump being the Nominee, Crooked Hillary and her Side Chick Elizabeth Warren, States that suing Obama, Tips for Memorial day and find out who goes into this week bowl of stupid
  • Gary Johnson 'absolutely' stands by Weld's Holocaust reference to Trump plan

    05/28/2016 9:16:52 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/23/16 | Eugene Scott and David Wright
    Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson said Monday he "absolutely" stands by his preferred running mate's comment comparing Donald Trump's immigration plan to Nazi Germany. "Absolutely, absolutely. In New Mexico here, is my door going to be knocked down because I'm going to get checked for papers?" Johnson, who served as New Mexico's governor for two terms, when asked by CNN's Jake Tapper on "The Lead." Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld -- who is expected to be picked alongside Johnson to run on the Libertarian Party ticket at a nominating convention this weekend -- told The New York Times on Thursday...
  • Clinton, but not Trump, considering female running mate

    05/28/2016 9:34:54 AM PDT · by russbart · 67 replies
    A top adviser for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump this week revealed the billionaire real estate developer is unlikely to pick a woman — or a member of any minority group — to campaign as his running mate. “In fact,” Paul Manafort said in a CNN interview, “that would be viewed as pandering, I think.”
  • Democrats sweat next convention blowup

    05/28/2016 10:43:21 AM PDT · by Signalman · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/27/2016 | Daniel Strauss
    In the wake of a recent Nevada state party convention that descended into chaos, Democrats are sweating out a similar event in Wyoming on Saturday. When Democrats meet in Cheyenne to select delegates to the July national convention, the same elements that created such a volatile mix in Nevada will be present: anger and frustration over Bernie Sanders’ delegate haul, superdelegates who backed Hillary Clinton before the state caucuses took place, and threats to state party officials. Story Continued Below At a gathering of state Democratic chairmen in Philadelphia last week, Wyoming was identified as one of the upcoming states...
  • Extremely Rare Shipwreck Unearthed Beneath Boston Streets

    05/27/2016 7:54:05 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | May 27, 2016 | Michael Sebastian
    A construction crew in Boston stumbled upon an "incredibly rare" find beneath the city's street: a 19th-century shipwreck. "Nothing like this has been found in Boston, in filled-in ground, before," City of Boston archeologist Joe Bagley said. "This is incredibly rare and incredibly amazing." The ship is a wooden sloop that's at least 50 feet long, according to CBS News, dating to the mid-to-late 1800s. It was discovered last week about 25 feet below grade during construction on a new office building. But Bagley, according to the Boston Globe, said the ship could be even older.
  • Trump Throws PC Right Back at 'Em

    05/27/2016 6:31:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 27, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Donald Trump's in Fresno, California. He is doing an event as we speak, and he's on another one of his rolls. You know, Trump is a circumstantial, situational guy. He is not an ideologue. He's not. You know, he's out there making a speech today, and his ideology has nothing to do with what he's talking about. He's reacting to circumstances that happened today -- the newsfeed, if you will. He's responding to what's in the news today, and he's talking about it. He's reacting to somebody. 'Cause somebody said that he's actually close with the guy...
  • Libertarian ‘dream ticket’ in peril as Weld bombs in Orlando

    05/27/2016 8:55:44 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 52 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 05/27/2016 | Shane Goldmacher
    ORLANDO, Fla. — It was supposed to be a stroke of genius: Gary Johnson, the 2012 Libertarian nominee for president and the party’s leading contender in 2016, announced that William Weld, the two-term former Republican governor of Massachusetts, would serve as his running mate. The idea was clear and appealing. The pair would comprise a powerful two-governor ticket just as the leading Democratic and Republican contenders, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, rate as historically unpopular. The hope was they could emerge as a true third-party alternative. But here in the corridors of the Rosen Centre Hotel and Resort at the...
  • 'Hijab Day' at this Boston area high school was canceled, but it got people talking

    05/26/2016 1:50:38 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 39 replies
    PRI.org (Public Radio International) ^ | May 25, 2016 | Matthew Bell
    Students from the Arabic Club at the public high school in the city of Medford, about a 15-minute drive north of downtown Boston, wanted to participate in “World Hijab Day” early this semester. The annual event was created in 2013 to promote awareness and understanding of Muslim women who wear the headscarf as an expression of their faith. At Medford High, the plan was pretty straightforward ... The date was set for February 1. But soon after Hijab Day was announced, the Medford public got wind of it. And there was a wave of phone messages, emails and social media...
  • Prof profited by buying, selling homes (Hypocrite Warren bough depressed homes, sold high)

    05/25/2016 2:18:01 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 19 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | Saturday, June 02, 2012 | Jerry Kronenberg
    Elizabeth Warren, who has railed against predatory banks and heartless foreclosures, took part in about a dozen Oklahoma real estate deals that netted her and her family hefty profits through maneuvers such as “flipping” properties, records show. A Herald review has found that the Democratic U.S. Senate candidate rapidly bought and sold homes herself, loaned money at high interest rates to relatives and purchased foreclosed properties at bargain prices. Land records from Warren’s native Oklahoma City show the Harvard professor was active in the often topsy-turvy real estate market in the 1990s, including: • Purchasing a foreclosed home at 2725...
  • Milton Man Chases Coyote To Save Small Dog

    05/25/2016 7:11:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    CBS Local ^ | May 23, 2016 | Jim Smith
    A Milton man chased down a coyote to help save his family’s dog from a potentially deadly attack. Early Saturday morning, the small dog named Cally was outside in her backyard when a coyote attacked her and opened gaping wounds. The coyote then ran away with Cally still in its mouth. Ryan Labbe says his father then chased down the coyote and saved his pet’s life. “It attacked her first in the abdomen,” Ryan said. “But she managed to get away somehow. Then it attacked her again and went right for her neck, picked her up and ran down the...
  • Worcester Man Allegedly Planned ‘Lone-Wolf’ Attack On President Obama

    05/23/2016 5:21:34 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    CBS ^ | May 23, 2016
    BRIDGEWATER (CBS) – An inmate at a Bridgewater prison is being charged with threatening to kill President Barack Obama in a “lone-wolf style” attack. Prosecutors say 31-year-old Alex Hernandez of Worcester was charged in U.S. District Court in Boston on two counts of threatening to kill and inflict bodily harm upon the President of the United States.
  • Hypocritical Elizabeth Warren Turned Profit Flipping Foreclosed Houses

    05/24/2016 6:31:17 PM PDT · by blueyon · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 2, 2012 | John Sexton
    When she’s not looking out for the little guy being taken advantageof by predatory lenders, Elizabeth Warren is making high-interest, short-term loans to family members and flipping homes for a profit. That’sthe revelation in a story published today by the Boston Herald,which identifies nine instances when Warren made a quick profit eitherbuying and reselling homes or loaning money to family members to fliphomes in the late 90s. For instance, in 1993 Warren purchased a foreclosed home in OklahomaCity for $61,000. She resold the home 18 months later for $95,000. In several more cases, Warren provided loans so that her brother...
  • Libertarian candidate casts Trump deportation plan as 'insanity'

    05/24/2016 10:13:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | May 23, 2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    Gary Johnson, the likely Libertarian candidate for president, is blasting Donald Trump's policy on immigration as "insanity," and positioned himself as a helping hand to those who came here illegally. Johnson, a former two-term Republican governor of New Mexico, is expected to emerge this weekend as the Libertarian standard-bearer. "Is my door going to be knocked down because I'm going to get checked for papers?" Johnson said while praising undocumented immigrants who are leaders in their communities. "We're going to now come in and knock down doors and they're going to be deported? It'd be like putting them on the...
  • Reid Vows To 'Stop' Clinton From Picking Certain Running Mates

    05/24/2016 11:57:36 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 34 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | May 24, 2016
    Add Harry Reid to the list of troubles dogging Hillary Clinton as she stumbles toward the Democratic nomination for president. The powerful Senate minority leader delivered an unusual warning to Clinton on selecting a running mate, vowing to "do whatever I can" to stop her from choosing a Democratic senator from a state led by a Republican governor. “If we have a Republican governor in any of those states, the answer is not only no, but hell no and I would do whatever I can, and I think most of my Democratic colleagues here would say the same thing," Reid,...
  • It's all about California: Clinton hopes to avoid ending primary season with an epic loss

    05/24/2016 12:50:44 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 24, 2016 | By Abby Phillip and Anne Gearan
    There is a real chance that Hillary Clinton will have clinched a majority of delegates, and the Democratic nomination, before polls close in the California primary late in the evening of June 7. But losing one of the country's most diverse and Democratic states to Bernie Sanders would be such a damaging way to end this tumultuous primary season that Clinton is planning to spend millions there over the next two weeks. This isn't exactly what Clinton had hoped to be doing as her party's July convention in Philadelphia approaches. Clinton has deployed a massive effort to keep a once-loyal...
  • Sanders requests recanvass of Kentucky primary

    05/24/2016 11:03:09 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 24, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders BERNIE SANDERS Sanders requests recanvass of Kentucky primary Sanders fundraising for state-level candidates The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE ’s campaign is asking Kentucky officials to review the votes from last week's primary. Results currently show that Hillary Clinton beat Sanders by one half of a percentage point in the Bluegrass State. Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced Tuesday afternoon that the recanvass will take place on Thursday at 9 a.m. local time.
  • Do No Harm Act' Would Forbid Religious Objection to ‘Any Healthcare’ Service

    05/24/2016 1:11:15 PM PDT · by detective · 43 replies
    CNSNews ^ | May 23, 2016 | Lauretta Brown
    Reps. Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) and Bobby Scott (D-Va.) introduced the Do No Harm Act Wednesday, which would amend the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) to specify that religious exceptions should not apply to “protections against discrimination or the promotion of equal opportunity” and “access to, information about, referrals for, provision of, or coverage for, any health care item or service.” The legislation is intended to “clarify that no one can seek religious exemption from laws guaranteeing fundamental civil and legal rights.”
  • Video suggests Barbara Boxer really wasn't afraid of Sanders supporters

    05/23/2016 3:24:00 PM PDT · by ciparis · 18 replies
    A video has surfaced that is putting doubt on Senator Barbara Boxer’s claims that she feared for her safety while at the Nevada State Convention. During her contentious speech, Sanders delegates loudly booed her as she stood defiantly at the podium. Her response to Sanders delegates can only be described as arrogant. A video of that verbal assault has already circulated the internet. Not until five days after the convention did another video go viral: A video of Boxer walking casually from the podium, blowing sarcastic kisses to the Sanders delegates. As the video ends. Boxer throws up her left...
  • Gingrich: Romney’s anti-Trump efforts ‘pathetic’

    05/23/2016 3:39:09 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 23, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    Newt Gingrich on Monday panned Mitt Romney’s campaign against Donald Trump as a weak effort that had not hurt the GOP’s presumptive presidential nominee. “It’s pathetic,” he said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. "I don’t know what happened to Mitt, but it is weird; it is bizarre. Having a guy like that go berserk in public makes you wonder what his problems are." Romney has emerged as one of the biggest critics of Trump, and earier this year gave a speech that excorciated him. “Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud,” he said on March 3 at...