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  • Dems block Cruz bill to strip U.S. citizenship from Islamic State defectors

    09/18/2014 5:08:33 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 18 Sep 2014 | David Sherfinski
    Sen. Ted Cruz tried to get the Senate to consider a measure Thursday providing that any American who joins the fight with terrorist groups such as the Islamic State would immediately renounce their U.S. citizenship, but a Democratic senator objected, saying more time is necessary to weigh the significant constitutional issues it raises. Ahead of the Senate’s scheduled consideration Thursday afternoon of a proposal to arm and train Syrian rebels, part of President Obama’s strategy to combat the terrorist group, the Texas Republican asked for unanimous consent to pass the Expatriate Terrorist Act he introduced earlier this month. The measure...
  • Breaking: (New) Gov't Report: Obamacare Funds Abortions

    09/16/2014 5:24:04 AM PDT · by xzins · 59 replies
    CBN ^ | September 16, 2014 | John Jessup
    A new government report confirms what pro-life advocates have long feared: President Obama's health care reform law allows for taxpayer-funded abortions. In a report to Congress, the Government Accountability Office found 28 states with no laws restricting qualified health plans that limit abortion coverage. In Massachusetts, only two of the 111 state-approved plans comply with the historic Hyde Amendment, which prohibits abortion funding except in cases of rape or incest. Five states (Connecticut, Hawaii, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Vermont) don't offer any qualified plans that follow Hyde's precedent, in place since 1977. That directly contradicts the president's 2010 executive...
  • Liberals press Pelosi, Obama for vote on Syrian air strikes

    09/14/2014 4:16:18 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 13 replies
    thehill.com ^ | September 14, 2014 | Mike Lillis
    A growing chorus of liberal Democrats is pushing President Obama to get Congress's explicit approval before launching missile strikes into Syria. The pressure from supporters on Capitol Hill is not only a headache for Obama, but also puts House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other top Democrats in the difficult position of bucking a broad segment of their own caucus in order to protect an ally in the White House. Scores of Democrats had signed letters a year ago advocating against military strikes targeting the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad without congressional backing. Thirteen months later the enemy...
  • Students respond to Ferguson shooting (UMass)

    09/10/2014 11:47:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Massachusetts Daily Collegian ^ | September 11, 2014 | Marie MacCune and Catherine Ferris
    Students at the rally pose to reflect their anti-police brutality slogan, ‘hands up, don’t shoot’. Students of all races gathered around the Student Union in solidarity Wednesday against police brutality and racism in reaction to the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri last month. Together Josh Odam, Christopher Young and Danielle Laroque organized the event. Odam a sophomore studying political science and legal studies said, “This rally is something that hits home for me because it could have been me, or my brother or my cousin. I don’t want to go to any more funerals with black...
  • Elizabeth Warren endorses Tierney

    09/10/2014 3:09:55 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 16, 2014 | Abby Smith
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is lending a hand to Rep. John Tierney (D-Mass.) in his Democratic primary campaign. The liberal icon and freshman senator endorsed Tierney at an event in Salem on Monday, adding her name to a long list of other Democrats who are backing the nine-term lawmaker ahead of his competitive contest. “Congressman Tierney is a tireless champion for Massachusetts families,” Warren said in a statement. “We need to send him back to Washington so he can continue fighting for a level playing field for working families.”
  • Hundreds tested for TB in Lynn

    09/09/2014 9:28:57 AM PDT · by Smokin' Joe · 60 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | September 9, 2014 | AP via Boston Herald
    LYNN, Mass. — More than 30 Lynn Community Health Center employees and 800 patients are being tested to determine if they were exposed to tuberculosis after center doctors confirmed a case.
  • Boston bombers’ mosque tied to ISIS

    09/07/2014 7:12:06 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 37 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 7, 2014 | Paul Sperry
    When it was revealed that the Boston Marathon bombers attended a Cambridge, Mass., mosque, its leaders were quick to disavow their actions. Elder brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s ideology was not their own, the leaders of the Islamic Society mosque claimed. In fact, he was admonished for an extremist outburst he made during one sermon. So, one crackpot in a congregation. Who can blame the mosque? But what about eight — including a prominent member of ISIS? As it turns out, worshippers at the Islamic Society have included: Abdurahman Alamoudi, the mosque’s founder and first president who in 2004 was sentenced to...
  • Romney: 'My time has come and gone'

    09/07/2014 7:09:19 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 65 replies
    politico.com ^ | 9/7/14 | Kyle Cheney
    Fomer Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney argued Sunday that he'd make a better president than Hillary Clinton -- but that he's not planning to mount a third bid for the White House. "No question about that in my mind," he said on "Fox News Sunday" when asked by host Chris Wallace whether he'd be a better leader than Clinton. Prodded by Wallace, Romney insisted he has no plans to run but stopped short of a Shermanesque refusal. "I’m not running, I’m not planning on running," he said. Romney said that while he also would've made a better president than Barack Obama,...
  • Katie Couric: Sen. Warren Criticizes Washington-Wall Street 'Revolving Door'

    09/06/2014 8:44:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 6, 2014 | Andrew Romano
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)In an exclusive interview Wednesday with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren slammed former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor for accepting a multimillion-dollar job with a Wall Street investment bank shortly after leaving Congress. "This is wrong," Warren said in regard to Cantor's new role as vice chairman and managing director at Moelis & Co. "People work in Washington and, man, they hit that revolving door with a speed that would blind you." She went on to claim that banks hire politicians like Cantor "not because they bring great expertise and insight, but because they’re selling...
  • Nebraska Medical Center to treat Boston doctor with Ebola

    09/04/2014 3:12:30 PM PDT · by Big Red Clay · 21 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | 09/04/2014 | From staff and wire reports
    University of Nebraska Medical Center Chancellor Jeffrey Gold said during a Thursday press conference that the Nebraska Medical will treat a patient with Ebola virus. The patient is Dr. Rick Sacra, a missionary who was serving in Liberia, according to SIM, a North Carolina-based charity. He is expected to arrive Friday morning at the med center's Nebraska Biocontainment Patient Care Unit, Gold said. Gold said the med center was contacted 48 hours ago by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services about treating an Ebola patient. "The biocontainment unit is built for this sort of event," Dr. Phil Smith...
  • At least one serious Democrat a ‘maybe’ on challenging Hillary in 2016

    09/04/2014 2:29:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 4, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    As of now, a handful of Democrats have flirted with (or outright embraced) mounting a challenge to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ahead of her expected second run at the White House. Those candidates have, however, largely been relative unknowns or too exotic to be considered a genuine threat to her inevitability. Self-described socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is seriously contemplating a 2016 bid, but few believe that he can mount a legitimate challenge to Clinton. Former Democratic Virginia Sen. Jim Webb is also contemplating a run at the White House, but he retired from the Senate after only...
  • How left-wing & anti-family is Charlie Baker, the Mass GOP establishment’s candidate for Governor?

    09/01/2014 8:24:58 PM PDT · by massmike · 11 replies
    massresistance.org ^ | 09/01/2014 | n/a
    Four years ago, when Baker was the GOP nominee, we did an assessment of Baker’s far-left, anti-family view and actions. Well, as we cruise into the Sept. 9 primary with Baker against conservative underdog Mark Fisher, it’s time for an update. Needless to say, things have only gotten worse. These days it’s very seductive for the GOP across the country to think that they can avoid confrontation with the Left by abandoning their supporters’ principles on “culture war” and “hot button” issues and instead promoting on things like “good management.” But that’s wishful thinking. (See the recent post, “The Left...
  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • US lawmakers condemn crackdown on China's minority Muslims

    07/11/2008 9:15:45 PM PDT · by camerakid400 · 22 replies · 143+ views
    AFP ^ | July 12 08
    WASHINGTON (AFP) — US lawmakers on Friday "strongly condemned" what they called Beijing's harsh pre-Olympic crackdown in China's Muslim-populated far northwest Xinjiang region. The bipartisan leadership of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus in a statement cited "credible" reports about a July 9 conviction in a closed trial of 15 minority Muslim Uighurs on terrorism charges that led to "the immediate execution of two" of them. Three others were given suspended death sentences and the remaining 10 received life imprisonment, it said. These are "abuses of due process and rule of law," said caucus co-chairmen Democrat Jim McGovern and Republican Frank...
  • Tea Party-Republican Massa . State Senate Candidate seeks assistance with getting out the vote.

    08/22/2014 2:05:43 PM PDT · by Conservative Cape Codder
    Blog and Thoughts August 22, 2014 Hello all, new here, my first topic here. So After witnessing many things over the years that my country has done, I have come to the conclusion that we should not be interfering in other peoples affairs. There are many unintended or secondary intended consequences that have devastating effects. The last of these is the recent Ukraine and ISIS fiasco. We have been bombing Middle eastern countries for decades, first with Iraq war 1 in 1991, then in 2003, and now again we are starting it up. We are using every trick in the...
  • Not National News: Mass. Obamacare Exchange Requires Everyone to Re-enroll, Again May Not Work

    08/18/2014 3:55:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/18/14 | Tom Blumer
    Recent news about Obamacare hasn't exactly been good, but the press has been pretty effective in keeping it quiet. To name just a few items, Enrollment is shrinking, because perhaps as many as 20 percent of enrollees aren't keeping up with their premiums. Rising costs have moved insurers to beg for bailouts, which appear to be forthcoming. Then there's this: Just last week in Massachusetts, where the state-run health insurance got its start under Republican Governor Mitt Romney eight years ago, the state's exchange announced that everyone currently enrolled in 2014 or who should have enrolled and didn't is going...
  • Video: Hillary: When I’m ‘President Again’

    11/08/2007 8:29:18 AM PST · by rwa265 · 65 replies · 247+ views
    CNN "Situation Room" ^ | 11/7/7 | ianschwartz
    Slip of the tongue? Yesterday on CNN’s “The Situation Room” Hillary Clinton spoke about what she would do about licensing illegal immigrants when she is president again. Watch:
  • Hillary Clinton to Barack Obama: Let's hug it out

    08/12/2014 3:36:39 PM PDT · by mojito · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/12/2014 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Hillary Clinton called President Barack Obama on Tuesday to “make sure he knows that nothing she said was an attempt to attack him” when she recently discussed her views on foreign policy in an interview with The Atlantic, according to a statement from a Clinton spokesman. The statement comes amid tension between the Clinton and Obama camps in the wake of the interview. It also comes as Obama and Clinton, his former secretary of state, are due to cross paths at a social gathering Wednesday night in Martha’s Vineyard. In the interview, Clinton dismissed the Obama administration’s self-described foreign policy...
  • Hand grenades becoming key weapon in Mexican cartels' arsenals, say authorities

    08/14/2014 6:23:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 14, 2014 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Mexican drug cartels, whose trafficking efforts into the U.S. have grown bolder amid the border crisis, are increasingly utilizing a frightening weapon in their arsenal: the hand grenade. Whether packed with explosives, hollowed out and filled with steel to give them authentic heft or even used to deliver handwritten death threats, grenades are turning up in greater frequency in encounters with suspected cartel members, according to law enforcement authorities and border experts. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials confirmed to FoxNews.com that they’ve seen a “trend increase” involving the devices along the entire southwest border, although details were not disclosed...
  • For Baker, risks in raising Probation-scandal issue

    08/12/2014 8:14:18 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 1 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 8/11/2014 | peter lucas
    The convictions in the scandalous rigged hiring practices at the state Probation Department have given Republican Charlie Baker a clear road to the governor's office. It only remains to be seen if Baker is willing to go down the road, or whether it will be the road not taken. Forget the polls. For now, they do not mean much, as far as Baker is concerned. He is expected to easily prevail over tea-party challenger Mark Fisher in the September Republican primary. Then he will face the winner of the Democrat Party primary, and that will be either Attorney General Martha...
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she supports President Obama's decision to authorize airstrikes in Iraq

    08/08/2014 10:43:22 PM PDT · by grundle · 53 replies
    masslive.com ^ | August 8, 2014 | Andy Metzger
    BOSTON — Warning against a new U.S. war in Iraq, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Friday stood by President Barack Obama’s decision to authorize targeted airstrikes to help defend Americans in Erbil, Iraq, and provide aid to a religious minority taking refuge in the Sinjar mountains. “It’s a complicated situation right now in Iraq and the president has taken very targeted actions to provide humanitarian relief that the Iraqi government requested, and to protect American citizens,” Warren told reporters. “But like the president I believe that any solution in Iraq is going to be a negotiated solution, not a military...
  • Obama warns of more trouble in Iraq, then heads out to Martha’s Vineyard

    08/09/2014 6:50:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    As he headed out for a two-week vacation Saturday, President Obama told Americans that the U.S. military could face more fighting against Islamist terrorists in Iraq.
  • The Democrats’ Goldwater: Elizabeth Warren leads the party’s leftward march

    08/09/2014 5:04:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | The August 18, 2014 Issue | Fred Barnes, executive editor
    Republicans had Barry Goldwater. Democrats now have Elizabeth Warren. What do they have in common? Years back, he pointed the way for his party, and now sheÂ’s doing the same thing for hers. Goldwater was already a force in Republican politics when his Conscience of a Conservative was published in 1960. He pushed the party toward a conservative future. Warren is riding a liberal surge among Democrats and prodding them in an even more liberal direction. We know where Republicans wound up. TheyÂ’re the conservative party, all the more so as a result of Tea Party activism. We donÂ’t know...
  • Gov. Patrick: Market Basket Dispute ‘Out of Hand’

    08/08/2014 8:45:39 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 11 replies
    boston.com ^ | 8-8-2014 | Laura Reston
    The battle for Market Basket has at last engulfed Governor Deval Patrick. Patrick penned a letter to the board of directors of the company Friday offering to lend a hand to solve the dispute that has left supermarket shelves empty and many employees without paychecks, the Boston Globe reports. According to the Globe, Patrick noted that he would not take sides, but would offer any help to resolve the standoff and return employees to work. “By any measure, the disruption caused by your recent change in CEO has gotten out of hand, and I am writing to urge you to...
  • Exclusive:Sarah Palin Gives Conservative Response To Elizabeth Warren'S Progressive Commandments

    08/07/2014 3:17:11 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 35 replies
    breitart ^ | Tony Lee
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin gave a "commonsense conservative" response to Sen. Elizabeth Warren's (D-MA) progressive commandments on her SarahPalinChannel. Long before Warren and Republican Dave Brat, Palin was attacking the bipartisan permanent political class and their embrace of crony capitalism. That is why Palin has always appealed to Reagan Democrats and independents fed up with both parties. After Palin's landmark 2011 speech in Indianola, Iowa, Republicans who enabled the cronyism associated with George W. Bush and the GOP-controlled Senate were forced to slowly combat it. So it is only fitting that after Warren introduced her 11 progressive commandments at...
  • Valerie Jarrett in secret meetings with Elizabeth Warren, author Ed Klein says

    08/08/2014 5:21:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 8, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    New York Times best-selling author and long-time journalist Ed Klein said that Valerie Jarrett has been engaging in secret meetings with Sen. Elizabeth Warren in recent months, giving rise to speculations that the Massachusetts political newcomer is actually the administration’s choice to head the White House in 2016. “President Obama has authorized Valerie Jarrett, his most important political adviser, to hold secret meetings with Elizabeth Warren to encourage her to challenge Hillary Clinton because the Obamas do not want to see the Clintons succeed them in the White House,” Mr. Klein said during a broadcast interview on “America’s Forum” on...
  • Deval Patrick's luxury upgrade $2M over budget

    08/06/2014 5:37:19 AM PDT · by massmike · 10 replies
    http://bostonherald.com/ ^ | 08/06/2014 | Owen Boss
    Gov. Deval Patrick, who welcomed himself into the Corner Office with $12,000 damask drapes, is ushering himself out with a high-tech, luxury makeover — complete with marble countertops, facial recognition security cameras, blast-resistant windows and an emergency bunker with six plasma screen TVs — all for $11.3 million, more than $2 million over budget. “For a governor who isn’t spending a lot of time at the State House, he could definitely get to the (MEMA) bunker in Framingham a lot faster from his mansion in western Massachusetts than to the new one in Boston,” said watchdog Barbara Anderson of Citizens...
  • Firefighter hopes theft suspect gets help

    08/05/2014 4:42:06 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement
    Boston Herald ^ | August 5, 2014 | Marie Szaniszlo
    A big-hearted Revere firefighter who left his wallet to dry on a firehouse window ledge after battling a blaze said yesterday he pities the career criminal accused of stealing it — but he’s more concerned about the two tykes she had in tow. “I feel sorry for her and for the kids she was with, too,” Jamie Nadworny told the Herald. “I’m glad they have her if she has a rap sheet. Hopefully she’ll get whatever help she needs. And I feel really bad for the kids. I hope they don’t follow in her footsteps.”
  • Kennedys pushing Warren to run against Hillary in 2016

    08/03/2014 3:39:12 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 54 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 3, 2014 | Edward Klein
    In an echo of 2008 — when Ted and Caroline Kennedy backed upstart Barack Obama over Hillary Rodham Clinton — members of the Kennedy clan have been quietly wooing Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and encouraging her to throw her hat in the ring, sources tell me. The question of whom to back in the 2016 presidential race has split the Kennedys down the middle. Robert Kennedy’s widow, Ethel, and their eldest son, former US Rep. Joe Kennedy II, favor Warren — the darling of the party’s left-wing base who now sits in Ted Kennedy’s old seat — while Bobby Jr....
  • Here comes the bride... A beaming Cheryl Hines marries Robert Kennedy Jr

    08/03/2014 4:06:16 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 80 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | August 2, 2014 | Sharon Churcher and Sara Nathan
    Complete Headline; Here comes the bride... HOURS late and in a very summery cocktail gown: A beaming Cheryl Hines marries Robert Kennedy Jr in a star-studded ceremony after rain causes chaos at family compound Robert F. Kennedy Jr. tied the knot with actress Cheryl Hines Saturday afternoon in a star-studded, heavily guarded event attended by hundreds of their friends and family. In front of a crowd including matriarch Ethel Kennedy, RFK Jr. and Cheryl said I Do at the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts - after massive headaches caused by the horrible weather. [Snip] Ted Kennedy Jr led the...
  • Legitimizing Hamas’s War Criminality

    08/01/2014 6:54:31 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 12 replies
    NRO ^ | 8/01/2014 | Charles Krauthammer
    <p>John Kerry is upset by heavy criticism from Israelis — left, right and center — of his recent ceasefire diplomacy. But that’s only half the story. More significant is the consternation of America’s Arab partners, starting with the president of the Palestinian Authority. Mahmoud Abbas was stunned that Kerry would fly off to Paris to negotiate with Hamas allies Qatar and Turkey in talks that excluded the PA and Egypt.</p>
  • Barney Frank: Obama 'Just Lied to People' About Obamacare

    08/02/2014 11:20:51 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 28 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | AUG 2, 2014 | DANIEL HALPER
    Former Democratic congressman Barney Frank has some tough words for President Barack Obama about his handling of Obamacare. "The rollout was so bad, and I was appalled -- I don't understand how the president could have sat there and not been checking on that on a weekly basis," Frank tells the Huffington Post in a recent interview. "But frankly, he should never have said as much as he did, that if you like your current health care plan, you can keep it. That wasn't true. And you shouldn't lie to people. And they just lied to people."
  • Mass. Lawmakers Give Police Chiefs Power to Decide Who Can Purchase Shotguns, Rifles

    08/01/2014 4:30:26 PM PDT · by bkopto · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/1/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On July 25 Breitbart News reported that Massachusetts police chiefs wanted "sole discretion" over who can purchase a long gun, be it a rifle or a shotgun. On August 1 state lawmakers passed a bill that gives police chiefs such discretion. According to Reuters, police chiefs already had final say on would-be handgun purchasers, and the new law would extend that by providing them with "the authority to turn down a resident's request to buy a rifle or shotgun." House Speaker Robert DeLeo (D) commented on the law: "We seek not to be the safest state in the nation but...
  • Teen raped on lawn at Keith Urban show, police say (Multiple Witnesses Did Nothing)

    07/31/2014 4:02:08 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 40 replies
    CNN via WFSB ^ | 07/30/2014 | Alan Duke
    A teenage girl was raped at the same Keith Urban show where 20 people got so drunk they were hospitalized, police said. The attack happened in front of a large crowd of other concertgoers on the lawn of the Xfinity Center, an outdoor amphitheater in Mansfield, Massachusetts, on Saturday night, a police statement said. The rape ended when a woman in the crowd pushed the alleged attacker off the victim and he fled, police said.
  • New Massachusetts law restricting pro-life speech ‘worse than the one just overturned’

    07/31/2014 7:00:05 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 12 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/30/14 | Ben Johnson
    If at first you don't impede, try, try again. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signed a new law today restricting the free speech rights of pro-life sidewalk counselors. Patrick, a Democrat, said he was “still stunned” by the Supreme Court's unanimous ruling in McCullen v. Coakley, striking down the state's previous 35-foot “bubble zone” at today's signing ceremony. The original law, drafted by current Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts President Marty Walz when she was a state legislator, required all “protesters” to stand dozens of feet away from the entrance of any such facilities. The justices did not rule that all such zoning...
  • Close call: axe through windshield!

    07/30/2014 3:52:22 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 31 replies
    Chinook Observer ^ | 7-30-2014 | KELLY SPRUNGER
    Topsfield, Mass. --- (NECN) A motorist traveling on I-95 South in Topsfield, Massachusetts, endured a frightening moment Wednesday morning when an axe struck their vehicle. A landscaper driving a dump truck had failed to properly secure an axe in its rear cargo area. The axe came loose, flew off the truck and became lodged in the windshield of a car traveling behind it, nearly striking a passenger. The female passenger sat terrified in her seat after it all happened, with an axe lodged in the glass just inches from her face. She was covered in glass. "She was very shaken...
  • Major rally against ‘Obama’s tyranny’ rocks liberal Massachusetts

    07/28/2014 7:39:09 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 48 replies
    worldtribune.com ^ | 7/27/14 | Grace Vuoto
    On a sweltering Saturday in July, approximately ten thousand protesters gathered on the steps of the Massachusetts state legislature and beyond in order to send a message to Gov. Deval Patrick and President Barack Obama: No more illegal immigrants. “The rally was an obvious sign that even here in ultra-liberal Massachusetts, there is a major political rebellion brewing against the corrupt, arrogant and dangerously disconnected political elites of our country,” said rally organizer Jeff Kuhner in an interview with Worldtribune.com. Mr. Kuhner is the host of WRKO’s morning radio talk show, The Kuhner Report. He is known as “Boston’s Bulldozer”...
  • Kerry 'Tunneling Under Egyptian Ceasefire Deal', Says Minister

    07/26/2014 11:23:32 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26 July 2014 | Gil Ronen; AFP
    Israeli anger at US envoy for his attempt to forge a ceasefire with Hamas sponsors Turkey, Qatar, in Paris talks. An Israeli minister accused U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry of “digging a tunnel under the the Egyptian ceasefire proposal” by accepting Hamas's conditions for a ceasefire in Paris talks Saturday, Channel 2 reported. The minister's identity was not revealed. Kerry and top diplomats from Europe and the Middle East who gathered in Paris Saturday called for an extension to a temporary truce declared Saturday between Israel and Hamas. However, neither Israel, nor Egypt, nor the Palestinian Authority under Mahmoud...
  • Protesters Swarm Beacon Hill, ‘Livid’ Over Illegal Immigration (Boston, I was there!)

    07/26/2014 3:31:10 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 100 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 7/26/14 | Justine Hofherr
    An anti-illegal immigration rally on Beacon Hill outside the State House on Saturday, July 26 was teeming with protesters. While Bree Sison of CBS Boston estimated that the gathering drew hundreds of people, Jeff Kuhner, the host of WRKO’s The Kuhner Report, who organized the rally, put the number closer to 10,000 people. People carrying signs that said “Deport illegals,” and “Americans before illegals” stood just outside the State House from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Related Massachusetts GOP Briefed on Immigration Crisis| 57,000 Reasons Immigration Overhaul May Be Stalled for Now| Obama Seeks Governors' Support on Immigrant Kids| Share...
  • Unguarded Comments Suggest Kerry Frustration At Civilian Toll In Gaza [Lashes At Gaza Operation]

    07/20/2014 10:08:17 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    Guardian (UK)R ^ | July 20, 2014 | Dominic Rushe
    Unguarded Comments Suggest Kerry Frustration At Civilian Toll In Gaza • 'It's a hell of a pinpoint operation' captured on open microphone Dominic Rushe in New York 20 July 2014 The secretary of state, John Kerry, on Sunday appeared to criticise Israel’s claims about the targeted scope of its attacks on Gaza, as a open microphone caught him talking to an aide ahead of a TV interview. “It’s a hell of a pinpoint operation, it’s a hell of a pinpoint operation,” Kerry, who was appearing on Fox News Sunday as part of a tour of all five main US talkshows,...
  • Fragile 12-hour truce between Israel, Hamas goes into force

    07/26/2014 8:18:09 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 45 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | Saturday, July 26, 2014 | Staff
    12-hour humanitarian truce between Israel and Hamas went into force on Saturday morning, as top diplomats pressed efforts to secure a longer-term ceasefire. The fragile ceasefire began at 8:00 am (0500 GMT). Hamas said it and other groups in Gaza had reached “national consensus on a humanitarian truce”, and Israel later confirmed it would observe “a humanitarian window in the Gaza Strip”. The Hamas-run interior ministry in Gaza advised people not to approach bombed-out buildings and militant bases for fear of “explosive objects”. The Israeli military warned Gaza residents who had been told to evacuate their homes not to return...
  • 10,000 Palestinian protesters have marched on an Israeli checkpoint, sparking clashes with military

    07/24/2014 7:54:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    The Australian ^ | July 25, 2014 10:58AM | (Network writers, News Corp Australia Network)
    At least 10,000 Palestinian protesters have rallied and are clashing with Israeli military forces in and around Jerusalem following an attack on a UN school. The main clash site is at Qalandiya, between Jerusalem and Ramallah, though there are now reports of uprisings in the Old City portion of Jerusalem itself. […] Israeli army officials have told AFP news agency that “riot dispersal means” were being used to control the protest. […] Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said several officers were injured by rocks thrown at them in Jerusalem and that about 20 protesters were arrested. …
  • Israel Calls Out UNRWA for Claiming IDF Shelled School UNRWA's claims that an evacuation of a Gaza

    07/24/2014 8:30:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    inn ^ | 7/24/14 | Elad Benari
    Israel on Thursday called out a United Nations aid agency for falsely claiming that the Israeli Defense Forces did not permit civilians to evacuate a Gaza school where 15 people were killed in an Israeli attack, reports the Washington Free Beacon. The UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) laid blame for the civilian deaths on the IDF, claiming it never received approval from the IDF for an evacuation from the facility. UNRWA released a statement claiming, “UNRWA had been attempting to negotiate with the [IDF] a pause in the fighting during which they would guarantee a safe corridor to relocate...
  • FIFTEEN Palestinians Dead After Hamas Refuses to Allow Civilians to Escape Shelter

    07/24/2014 9:37:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/24/14 | Jim Hoft
    Today at least 15 people were killed and many wounded when Israeli forces shelled a UN-run school in northern Gaza. UN Chief Ban Ki Moon condemned the attack. The IDF said it was looking into the matter. Last night the IDF told the Red Cross to evacuate civilians from the UNRWA shelter in Beit Hanoun. But Hamas refused to let the civilians leave the area.
  • In Gaza war, Egypt taking hard line over border [Israel and Hamas]

    07/25/2014 2:17:02 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 5 replies
    The a Times of Israel ^ | Friday,a July 25, 2014 | Lee Keith and Maggie Michael
    Vilification of Hamas in Cairo has only increased since Operation Protective Edge erupted. CAIRO (AP) — In the Gaza war now in its third bloody week, Hamas’ battle isn’t only with Israel, even though that’s the country it is firing rockets at. The terrorist group that rules Gaza is demanding Egypt open its border with the tiny, blockaded strip of territory Even as it presents itself as a mediator in the conflict, Egypt is taking a hard line, refusing any opening that would strengthen Hamas, a group it accuses of fueling militancy on its soil. And so far, the Egyptian...
  • Hamas has been looking for allies, so far in vain [Israel]

    07/25/2014 4:06:05 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 20 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Friday, July 25, 2014 | Zvi Bar'el
    While Islamic Jihad remains an Iranian protégé, Hamas decided two and a half years ago to break with Iran and return to its natural Arab and Sunni home. This decision was sparked by the Iranian-backed Syrian government’s slaughter of its largely Sunni citizens, which generated pressure to sever ties from both fellow Palestinians and Arab states. But Hamas also thought this move wouldn’t exact too high an economic price, thanks to the support it received from Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood-led government. That calculation collapsed when Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was ousted last year; Egypt’s new government is waging war on the...
  • Israel On Alert After Deadly West Bank Clashes

    07/25/2014 4:21:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    Sky News ^ | July 25, 2014
    Israeli security forces have been put on heightened alert after two Palestinians were killed during a massive protest in the West Bank. The victims were among an estimated 10,000 people who clashed violently with soldiers and border police at a checkpoint in Qalandiya, between Jerusalem and Ramallah. Israel said today it had deployed thousands of security forces were deployed in and around Jerusalem to "deal with any disturbances". Sky's David Bowden in Ashkelon, near Israel's border with Gaza, said: "After Friday prayers who knows what might happen. We are coming to the end of Ramadan. All of this is boiling...
  • Massive West Bank Clash Brings Slew Of Casualties, Arrests

    07/25/2014 5:01:27 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 25, 2014 | Breitbart News
    Israeli security forces shot dead a Palestinian man and wounded 150 other people Thursday night during a massive protest in the West Bank against Israel's military offensive in Gaza, Palestinian officials said.
  • Israel-Gaza: Hamas calls for 'third intifada' after violent riots in Jerusalem and West Bank

    07/25/2014 4:28:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | July 25, 2014 | By Inna Lazareva, Tel Aviv
    Hamas and Palestinian Authority call for "day of rage" over Israeli assault on Gaza after two Palestinians killed in overnight riots north of Jerusalem. Hamas leaders, both in Gaza and abroad, have called for the start of the third intifada - or Palestinian uprising - after violent riots with live fire erupted throughout Jerusalem and the West Bank last night. Violence flared up as thousands of Palestinians took to the streets, rioting and protesting Israel’s actions in Gaza. Approximately 10,000 people marched from Ramallah to Jerusalem, where they clashed with Israeli police. In Gaza, Hamas TV played pro-intifada songs, while...
  • Wiesenthal Center: Huffington Post Headline on Gaza ‘Takes Art of Lying to New Depths’

    07/25/2014 7:34:18 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | July 24, 2014
    Simon Wiesenthal Center Associate Dean Rabbi Abraham Cooper on Thursday slammed the Huffington Post and reporter Sophie Jones, its Middle East correspondent, for the sensationalist headline, “‘They Just Wanted to Kill as Many People as Possible.”’ Cooper said the headline, accusing Israel of targeting civilians in its current war against Hamas in Gaza, and Jones’s reporting, “takes the art of lying and self-delusion to new depths.” The Huffington Post article quoted Israel Defense Forces Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, the IDF’s official spokesman, describing Israel’s policy and procedure to warn civilians before striking Gaza targets, but then accused Israel of targeting...