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  • Hold on Ex-Im nomination keeps cronyism crimped

    02/09/2016 4:29:56 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 9, 2015 | Diane Katz
    The president has nominated attorney J. Mark McWatters for the bank board. However, Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), chairman of the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, has said he's "in no hurry" to hold a hearing or a vote on the nomination. Other pending confirmations take precedence, he said.The last of the 2015 lobbying reports are in, and the top corporate spender turns out to have been the Boeing Company, at $21.9 million. Not coincidentally, the aerospace giant also outranks thousands of other firms in profiting from the subsidies doled out by the Export-Import Bank. Last year, Boeing benefitted...
  • Scott Brown Touts Trump Ground Game, ‘Phone Banks Humming’ in New Hampshire

    02/08/2016 12:24:28 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/8/2016 | Dan Riehl
    Former Massachusetts Republican Senator Scott Brown told Breitbart News Daily host Stephen K. Bannon today he sees Donald Trump winning the New Hampshire primary with John Kasich coming in second and "Rubio right there in third." Brown previously thought Rubio would finish second. That was before New Jersey Governor Chris Christie banged the Florida Senator up pretty good in Saturday's Republican debate. Brown called Rubio "brilliant," adding that he considered him a good friend, but felt the cage match with Christie really hurt him. Asked about Trump's "ground game," Brown said he was confident the businessman has a good one...
  • Chris Mathews: Rubio's Repetitive Debate Responses Were "Strange," "Not Human"

    02/07/2016 10:08:18 AM PST · by Biggirl · 42 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 7, 2016 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” while discussing Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) performance at Saturday’s ABC News Republican presidential debate in which he repeated several times that President Barack Obama’s policies are no accident but instead he knows exactly what he is doing, MSNBC’s “Hardball” host Chris Matthews called it “strange” and said it was “not a human response.”
  • GOPe Anti-Trump Super Pac Sends Out Smear Flyers Before New Hampshire Primary

    02/06/2016 10:46:09 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 02/06/15 | Jim Hoft
    GOP establishment hacks from TrumpQuestions.com sent out thousands of Anti-Trump flyers this week attacking the Republican frontrunner in New Hampshire. TrumpQuestions.com is an offshoot of Our Principles PAC.Our Principles PAC is an anti-Donald Trump super PAC founded by Katie Packer, a former aide to Mitt Romney‘s 2012 presidential campaign. The super PAC has sent mailers and aired television ads in Iowa criticizing Trump’s policies. The super PAC operates OurPinciples.com and TrumpQuestions.com.The GOP hacks are trying to smear Trump as anti-gun in their most recent flyers.** Donald Trump is a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment. The anti-Trump PAC is hoping...
  • Anti-Trump super-PAC’s secret weapon: John McCain

    02/04/2016 5:29:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 4, 2016 | Jonathon Swan
    The anti-Trump super-PAC that spent more than $2 million slamming the billionaire in Iowa is preparing to launch a new secret weapon in New Hampshire -- John McCain. "Probably the only significant strategy shift is we are going to remind voters in New Hampshire about the disgraceful things that he said about John McCain," said the leader of Our Principles PAC, Katie Packer, who was Mitt Romney's deputy campaign manager in 2012. Trump offended many Republicans when he mocked McCain's Vietnam War service last July, saying "he was a war hero because he was captured. ... I like people who...
  • “Significant Immigrant Populations from Central America” Fueling Violent Gang MS-13

    02/05/2016 2:10:58 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 5, 2016
    A major bust involving the nation's most violent street gang reveals that the criminal enterprise--known as Mara Salvatrucha or MS-13--continues to be energized with new recruits provided by the steady flow of illegal immigrant minors entering the U.S. through Mexico. The affiliation between gangs and the hordes of Central American illegal immigrants who continue invading the U.S. is a story Judicial Watch has been reporting for more than a year. The Obama administration calls them Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) and tries to portray them as innocent, desperate kids fleeing violence and famine in their homeland. The reality is much different,...
  • Putin ignores Kerry plea, instead deploys Top Gun fighter jet to join Syria battle

    02/04/2016 12:03:57 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 4,2016 | By Lucas Tomlinson, Jennifer Griffin
    Russia seemingly has ignored Secretary of State John Kerry’s appeals to stop bombing civilians and allow critical humanitarian aid to starving Syrians – and is instead escalating its military involvement, deploying four of its most capable fighter jets to Syria, two defense officials confirmed to Fox News. The decision to send the Su-35S jets poses yet another hurdle for Kerry’s efforts to proceed with peace talks. The Su-35S is Russia’s most advanced warplane, capable of air-to-air and air-to-ground missions, one official familiar with the jet said. Already, continued Russian airstrikes against Syrian opposition fighters, some backed by the CIA, were...
  • City Council Tables Resolution to Rename Columbus Day

    02/03/2016 6:31:19 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    The Harvard Crimson ^ | February 2, 2016 | Joshua J. Florence and Samuel Vasquez
    The Cambridge City Council again did not vote on a resolution last Monday to rename Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples’ Day for the third time this year. Despite what the resolution’s proponents claim is strong public support, the legislation is on hold while councillors negotiate how best to change the holiday name and still honor Italian Americans, many of whom see the day as a celebration of their heritage. Councillor Nadeem A. Mazen, who is leading the charge for the name change, said he anticipates the process will continue to play out over the next few months while councillors try...
  • Just Days After Intern Scandal..39 Year Old 'Love Child' Demands John F. Kennedy DNA Test

    05/29/2003 9:35:36 AM PDT · by ewing · 65 replies · 701+ views
    Globe Magazine ^ | Week of June 10, 2003 | American Media Inc.
    Laci Murder:New Post Mortem Evidence (no article until tomorrow AM-will give full details then)I am JFK's Son-Claims Presidential love child, 39, as he demands DNA test. Marie Osmonds Plastic SurgeryLiz Taylor Loses it-Why She Broke Down
  • JFK's Secret Son (Murdered mother, playing with JFK Jr., CIA coverup, etc.)

    06/02/2003 7:57:28 PM PDT · by 7 x 77 · 202 replies · 2,112+ views
    The Globe | 6/10/03 (Current Issue) | Steve Herz
    A Maryland woman and her grown son recently approached GLOBE with a story as bizarre as it is compelling. The man, who turns 39 next month, put forth the startling claim that he is the illegitimate son of President John F. Kennedy and was put up for adoption shortly after his birth. His 71-year-old adoptive mother backs his story and offered documentation to support her claim. When questioned why they waited so long to tell their story, the two said that over the years they considered various book deals but now, with the mother ailing, they decided to go public...
  • Donald Trump Says Media Behind Marco Rubio's Surge

    02/03/2016 2:24:01 PM PST · by drewh · 56 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Wednesday, February 03, 2016 | Howie Carr
    y the time he took to the stage in front of more than 4,000 voters here last night, Donald Trump was back in pre-Iowa form, tearing into the latest Bum of the Month, Florida U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio — with the press thrown in for good measure, for aiding and abetting Marco’s “surge” to third. “He comes in third, I come in second. Trump — no good! Marco — unbelievable! Winner of the night, Marco Rubio! Trump — humiliated!” He’d just been endorsed by former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown — certainly not a good career move for Brown, considering that...
  • Scott Brown to endorse Trump

    02/02/2016 10:41:40 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 02/02/2016 | Doug Wong
    Former Massachusetts senator Scott P. Brown, a moderate Republican who two years ago ran for Senate in New Hampshire, will endorse Donald Trump at rally here Tuesday night, one week before the state's presidential primary. Brown's decision has been closely guarded for days, but it was confirmed by two people familiar with the event, where Brown will appear onstage with the candidate. When reached early Tuesday afternoon, the Trump campaign's spokesperson would not discuss the rally or possible guests. Brown was unavailable for comment.
  • Trump Floats Scott Brown as Potential VP

    01/16/2016 12:03:49 PM PST · by ConservativeTeen · 139 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 16, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    Speaking to a crowd at a Portsmouth, N.H., rally hosted by Scott Brown on Saturday, Donald Trump said the former senator would make a “very good” vice president. After Trump asked Brown whether he would consider running for public office again, a member of the audience floated the idea of a Trump-Brown ticket in 2016. “Vice president – hey, that sounds like it could, hey, hey, very good,” Trump responded.
  • Trump says liberal Republican Scott Brown would make a great VP

    01/17/2016 12:18:12 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 90 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | January 17, 2016 | Ed Straker
    "Donald Trump says that former senator Scott Brown, one of the most liberal Republicans, would make a great vice president. ....Why would Trump, who claims he has given up his New York values-based support for partial-birth abortion to become pro-life, consider a man for VP who is pro-abortion and so liberal on so many other issues? This is especially worrisome because Trump will have the opportunity, if elected president, to make several Supreme Court picks. What if he picks liberals for those, too? It was a bit unnerving when he said his sister, who is an extremely liberal judge, would...
  • Trump Says Liberal Scott Brown Would Make A Great VP

    01/17/2016 10:25:52 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 49 replies
    News Machete ^ | 1/17/2016 | Ed Straker
    Donald Trump says that former senator Scott Brown, one of the most liberal Republicans, would make a great Vice President. Donald Trump said Saturday that Scott Brown would be a vice president straight out of "central casting." "You know what? He's central casting," Trump replied, nodding. "Look at that guy! He's central casting! A great guy and a beautiful wife and a great family. So important!" So who is Scott Brown? First of all, Scott Brown is a big loser. He filled the partial term of Teddy Kennedy, and was defeated for reelection in Massachusetts; then he carpetbagged over to...
  • Trump lands the Scott Brown endorsement

    02/02/2016 2:34:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/02/2016 | AllahPundit
    Man. Lotta 2010-vintage tea-party heroes are climbing aboard the Trump train these days, huh? First Palin, now this. Presumably Trump’s holding the Joe the Plumber endorsement in reserve for just the right moment.This is a decent get for Trump. Brown's move could give Trump a significant boost, one day after the mogul lost the Iowa caucuses to Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. Although Brown was defeated in his senatorial bid here, he has been popular GOP figure in New England ever since his stunning, come-from-behind victory in Massachusetts's special election to fill the Senate seat in 2010.Brown is also...
  • Republicans should vote for John Kasich in N.H.

    01/26/2016 12:22:10 AM PST · by detective · 39 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | e.com/opinion/editorials/2016/01/25/
    New Hampshire Republicans can do their party a critical service on Feb. 9 by voting for an experienced political figure with a record of results, and thus dealing a blow to the divisive, demagogic candidates running on nativism and other political simplicities. The Globe urges them to support John Kasich, whose record as governor of Ohio shows him to be a pragmatic, fiscally responsible executive, but one who is also concerned with helping the poor. His success in that important swing state, and his record as a moderate conservative who is willing to compromise in pursuit of results, suggests he...
  • Carr: Media may determine Iowa, The Donald will get his due in N.H.

    01/31/2016 6:27:15 AM PST · by AU72 · 35 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | January 31, 2016 | Howie Carr
    The Republican establishment is in a dither — who are all these tradesmen and petit bourgeoisie who are planning to vote for this Donald Trump fellow? Do such people really exist? And if they do, how many of the great unwashed are actually going to vote for this person with the 
outer-borough accent? We’re going to get answers to all these questions shortly, aren’t we? Not that anybody really has any idea what’s going to happen in Iowa tomorrow night. The only thing we know for sure about Iowa is who the media are going to declare as the winner,...
  • Massachusetts tattoo artist gives away free Donald Trump tattoos

    01/30/2016 8:24:27 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    whnt ^ | 01/30/2016
    Bob Holes, owner of the Clay Dragon Tattoo in Seabrook, Mass announced this week that the is offering free Trump tattoos. It can be anything related to the Republican Presidential candidate. People have chosen his face, which took less than an hour, and his campaign slogan "Make America Great Again."
  • The Shining City upon a Hill is in Mortal Danger

    01/28/2016 6:14:58 PM PST · by pboyington · 12 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | January 28, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    The term “City upon a hill” was first used by John Winthorp, one of the key founders of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, who said, “We will be as a city upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us, so that if we deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken and so cause Him to withdraw His present help from us, we shall be made a story and a byword throughout the world.” Yet, it was Ronald Reagan who made the term famous, in his frequent referral to the United States as the “Shining...
  • 2 Arrested in Brookline, Massachusetts, Shootings, Stabbings

    01/28/2016 5:16:07 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    NECN ^ | January 28, 2016 | Alysha Palumbo, Allison Freedman and Marc Fortier
    After a wild scene in Brookline, Massachusetts, ended Wednesday with three men shot and stabbed at two different locations and two men on the run, police located the stolen getaway car and arrested two of the three men being treated at the hospital. Antonio Brown Jr., 27, of Lincoln Way in Cambridge, and Khari A. Wilcox, 18, of Abbot St., in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood, are charged with armed home invasion, armed assault in a dwelling, armed assault with intent to rob/murder and unlawful possession of a firearm.
  • Gun licenses on the rise in Mass.; 7.8 percent increase seen

    01/27/2016 5:25:54 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | January 27, 2016 | Matt Rocheleau
    Tens of thousands of new gun licenses were issued to Massachusetts residents in 2015, continuing a recent surge, according to state data. There were 342,622 active Class A firearms licenses statewide, according to figures provided by the Department of Criminal Justice Information Services earlier this month. That was up about 24,700, or 7.8 percent, from the same time a year ago. A Class A license, the broadest license available under state law and by far the most popular, allows the holder to carry rifles, shotguns, or handguns. It also allows the holder to carry a concealed handgun.
  • Amherst College Drops ‘Lord Jeff’ as Mascot

    01/26/2016 1:22:50 PM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 26, 2016 | Jess Bidgood
    Lord Jeffery Amherst, the colonial military commander who gave this town its name, will no longer represent the prestigious liberal arts college here. The board of trustees at Amherst College announced on Tuesday that it had decided “not to employ this reference in its official communications, its messaging and its symbolism (including in the name of the Inn, the only place on the campus where the Lord Jeffery name officially appears).”
  • Massachusetts gun permit essay rule to buy a gun

    01/26/2016 8:49:11 AM PST · by mikelets456 · 27 replies
    A new Massachusetts gun permit essay rule has Second Amendment supporters seeing red. Gun owners in the state must now write an essay which will be “graded” for approval by the police chief before a carry permit can be issued. A hefty firearms training price tag up to $1,100 will also be levied against those attempting to exercise their right to bear arms in the city of Lowell. Lowell, Massachusetts, is located about 35 miles north of Boston and is home to some 110,000 people. The gun essay law was the brainchild of Police Chief William Taylor and approved by...
  • Hillary Clinton deserves Democratic nomination (BARF!)

    01/25/2016 1:08:47 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 33 replies
    America looks different in 2016 than it did the last time Hillary Clinton ran for president: The economy has come out of free fall, the military has left the quagmire of the Iraq war, barriers to equality have toppled, and universal access to health care has become a reality. Tumultuous as they’ve been, the Barack Obama years have proved transformative — and the priority for Democratic voters should be to protect, consolidate, and extend those gains.
  • Is Bloomberg out to ruin Hillary Clinton’s party?

    01/24/2016 6:08:51 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 31 replies
    bostonglobe.com ^ | Ellen Clegg
    With polls showing a surge by Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump in early-voting states, billionaire Michael Bloomberg is weighing a presidential bid as an independent, third-party candidate, the New York Times reported Saturday. Bloomberg, the popular former mayor of New York City, has sent up trial balloons before. But this time he seems concerned enough about the rise of candidates on the fringes of both parties - and Hillary Clinton's weakness in Iowa and New Hampshire - to assemble advisers and set down plans. In fact, Bloomberg is reportedly even studying up on past third-party runs by H. Ross Perot...
  • Obama’s Dirty Little Secret to Winning the 2012 Presidential Election

    01/24/2016 6:36:30 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 52 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 11.12.12 | Michael Medved
    ...there’s no basis for the common claim Obama won through a superb, unprecedented, supremely effective get-out-the-vote effort by the Democrats. Even downcast Republicans have hailed the opposition’s turnout operation as magnificent, but they fail to note that it resulted in far fewer voters showing up for President Obama. - The president drew 7.6 million fewer votes than he did in the hope-and-change election of 2008. - Exit polls showed that Obama got a slightly smaller percentage of the black vote than last time and that turnout was sharply down, delivering at least 1.5 million fewer African-American ballots for the Democrats....
  • Dem senator: Clinton’s Wall Street speeches 'in the past' (Return the lavish speaking fees?)

    01/23/2016 4:15:31 AM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/22/16 | Mark Hensch
    Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) on Friday said Hillary Clinton's paid speeches to Wall Street firms such as Goldman Sachs are "in the past" and not worth delving into. "The fact is that's in the past," she said on MSNBC when asked about Clinton's past speeches to the banking firm. "They're done, so it doesn't matter whether or not you support that or not," Shaheen said. "[It is] just as Bernie's socialism - he claims - is in the past," she added of Clinton's chief rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, Bernie Sanders. "The question is what do voters want to...
  • The Insurgency Has Only Just Begun - We Absorb Vilification and Ridicule As Fuel

    01/23/2016 9:43:02 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 67 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 1-22-2016 | sundance
    January 22, 2016 The Insurgency Has Only Just Begun - We Absorb Vilification and Ridicule As Fuel by sundance "What so frightens the conservative movement about Trump's success is that he reveals just how thin the support for their ideas really is. His campaign is a rebuke to their institutions. It says the Republican Party doesn't need all these think tanks, all this supposed policy expertise. It says look at these people calling themselves libertarians and conservatives, the ones in tassel-loafers and bow ties. Have they made you more free? Have their endless policy papers and studies and books conserved...
  • Hillary Laughs It Up At Sen. Shaheen’s Benghazi Mockery [VIDEO]

    01/22/2016 7:22:42 PM PST · by absentee · 36 replies
    RedState ^ | 1/22/16 | Caleb Howe
    At a rally in New Hampshire today, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen bragged about how Hillary Clinton handled and withstood the Benghazi hearings, getting a loud crowd response and thrilled laughter from Secretary Clinton, because what is more amusing an anecdote than answering for American casualties, am I right? "Eleven hours, Hillary was before that committee. Is there anybody here who thinks that anybody else in this race, Republican or Democrat, could have done what Hillary did? Not Donald Trump. Not Ted Cruz. And not Bernie Sanders!" Each time the crowd gleefully shouting back "NO!" as Hillary laughs it up. Hey Senator...
  • Flashback - Palin's Big Oil infatuation [End of snow forever in DC]

    01/22/2016 1:20:38 PM PST · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    RFK jr.com ^ | September 24, 2008 | RFK Jr
    I was water-skiing with my children in a light drizzle off Hyannis, Mass., last month when a sudden, fierce storm plunged us into a melee of towering waves, raking rain, painful hail and midday darkness broken by blinding flashes of lightning. As I hurried to get my children out of the water and back to the dock, I shouted over the roaring wind, "This is some kind of tornado." The fog consolidated and a waterspout hundreds of feet high rose from the white ocean and darted across its surface, landing for a moment on a moored outboard to spin it...
  • A scripted Romney breaks into a sprint for a vote

    01/22/2016 2:20:41 AM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 3 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | JANUARY 22, 2016 | Karen Langley
    On the campaign trail ahead of the 2012 New Hampshire primary, Mitt Romney didn't always come across as the most freewheeling candidate for president. At event after event around the Granite State, the former Massachusetts governor and business executive didn't waver in his focus on President Obama and the pace of the economic recovery. Romney might not have been as wooden as caricatures of him suggested, but he wasn't lighting up the trail as a charismatic leader. He had traded the neckties of his 2008 bid for jeans and rolled-up sleeves, but he still seemed pretty buttoned down. As a...
  • Kerry admits Iran sanctions windfall will go to terror

    01/21/2016 9:31:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    INN ^ | 1/21/2016, 8:00 PM | Ari Yashar
    Days after Iran received hundreds of billions of dollars in sanctions relief from the controversial nuclear deal, US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday admitted a good portion of the massive funds will go to terror. Speaking at the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Kerry spoke about the massive kickback Tehran is receiving after nuclear sanctions were lifted last weekend. "I think that some of it will end up in the hands of the IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps) or other entities, some of which are labeled terrorists," he acknowledged to CNBC. "You know, to...
  • A German man with ‘Iranian citizenship’ pushed a woman in front of a subway train in Berlin

    Terrible case - but good on the quick-thinking passengers for helping police catch possible murderer https://twitter.com/TheLocalGermany/status/689734272262000642 …
  • Winter Storm Jonas to Become Major East Coast Snowstorm; Blizzard Watch for D.C., Baltimore

    01/20/2016 9:04:33 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 76 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | January 20, 2016 | Weather.com
    The nation's capital is now under a blizzard watch, the first watch of its kind issued in advance of Winter Storm Jonas. Now is the time to prepare for Winter Storm Jonas, which is expected to kick into high gear Friday and pummel parts of the East through the weekend with heavy accumulations of snow and ice. Strong winds will likely add to the threat of power outages and may also bring serious coastal flooding along parts of the Atlantic coast. The National Weather Service issued the blizzard watch late Wednesday morning for Washington, D.C., and nearby Baltimore. The watch...
  • The One Weird Trait That Predicts Whether You’re a Trump Supporter

    01/18/2016 8:47:32 PM PST · by Another Post-American · 151 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/18/16 | Matthew McWilliams
    f I asked you what most defines Donald Trump supporters, what would you say? They’re white? They’re poor? They’re uneducated? You’d be wrong. In fact, I’ve found a single statistically significant variable predicts whether a voter supports Trump—and it’s not race, income or education levels: It’s authoritarianism. That’s right, Trump’s electoral strength—and his staying power—have been buoyed, above all, by Americans with authoritarian inclinations. And because of the prevalence of authoritarians in the American electorate, among Democrats as well as Republicans, it’s very possible that Trump’s fan base will continue to grow. My finding is the result of a national...
  • Airport workers plan disruptions in nine U.S. cities on MLK Day

    01/18/2016 1:10:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | January 17, 2016 | Luz Lazo, Washington Post
    Workers from nine U.S. airports are planning to block bridges, march through terminals and protest at airline headquarters during a day of civil disobedience on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The workers - a mix of cleaners, baggage handlers, fuelers and wheelchair attendants - will risk arrest at airports and other locations including the Mall, to bring attention to their campaign for better wages, the Service Employees International Union said. The actions are the latest in the airport workers' campaign for a $15-per-hour minimum wage, a benefits package and job protections. They're also protesting threats against their efforts to unionize....
  • Shadowy federal bureau probably has your credit card information

    01/17/2016 11:53:37 AM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    Watchdog ^ | January 15, 2016 | M.D. Kittle
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau remains "the most out-of-control, unaccountable, and nontransparent agency in the federal government... And we can say that without reservation because this is one of the only agencies that literally operates outside of congressional oversight," added Wise, whose Virgina-based organization "works to protect consumers' right to access free-market goods and services." The CFPB, created under the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, is funded largely by fees banks pay to the Federal Reserve. While its director, Richard Cordray, has bragged that his bureau has levied more than $141 million in fines used for CFPB education programs or reparation to...
  • Mitt Romney: GOP 'Nuts' for Not Backing Minimum Wage Boost

    01/16/2016 6:55:48 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 46 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 1/14/16 | Bill Hoffman
    Mitt Romney has bluntly criticized the Republican Party for not supporting a raise in the nations' minimum wage. The former governor of Massachusetts, who was the Republican presidential nominee in 2012, told the Washington Post his party is missing the boat in opposing a wage boost touted heavily by President Barack Obama. "As a party we speak a lot about deregulation and tax policy, and you know what? People have been hearing that for 25 years, and they're getting tired of that message," Romney said in a recent interview with the newspaper. "I think we're nuts not to raise the...
  • Race row professor and policeman 'may be distant cousins'

    07/29/2009 11:14:16 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 19 replies · 954+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | July 30, 2009 | Tom Leonard
    As if their White House bonding session over a few beers later today couldn't get any more bizarre, it has now emerged that the prominent US black academic and the white policeman who controversially arrested him may be distant cousins. Prof Henry Louis Gates and Sgt James Crowley are both descended from Niall of the Nine Hostages, a 4th century Irish warlord who was renowned for his prowess on the battlefield and the bedroom. In a television series on African-American ancestry which the Harvard academic hosted last year, Prof Gates discovered he was descended from an Irish immigrant and a...
  • About that charity you run, Professor Gates

    07/25/2009 2:11:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 132 replies · 4,244+ views
    American Thinker ^ | July 25, 2009 | Clarice Feldman
    Dan Riehl explores a charity headed by Professor "Skip" Gates which takes in a lot of money, pays out very little, mostly to his colleagues and assistants at Harvard, was late filing the necessary papers and lists as its office the house Gates rents from Harvard. Perhaps as Ann Althouse suggested yesterday on her blog there was something in his home that Gates did not want the police to see. Crowley says that Gates's "tone" was "peculiar." And I'm wondering why the question "Is there anybody in the home with you?" would have upset him so much. It could have...
  • Finding Your Roots' with Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.

    From 1948 to 1961, there was a show called "This Is Your Life," hosted by Ralph Edwards. In it, an unsuspecting celebrity was lured to a place by a friend or family member where Edwards would surprise them. People from the celebrity's past would then come out one by one and tell stories of the celebrity's early life. A modern-day version of that program is "Finding Your Roots," the latest in a brilliant series about race, identity and heritage hosted by Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. (Scheduled to air September 23 through November 25 on PBS. Check your local...
  • Harvard Professor Gates Is Half-Irish, Related to Cop Who Arrested Him

    07/29/2009 11:29:14 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 28 replies · 1,078+ views
    abcnews ^ | July 28, 2009 | NIALL O'DOWD
    Henry Louis Gates Jr., the black professor at the center of the racial story involving his arrest outside his Harvard University-owned house, has spoken proudly of his Irish roots. Strangely enough, he and the Cambridge, Mass., police officer who arrested him, Sgt. James Crowley, both trace their ancestry back to the legendary Niall of the Nine Hostages. In a PBS series on African-American ancestry that he hosted in 2008, Gates discovered his Irish roots when he found he was descended from an Irish immigrant and a slave girl. He went to Trinity College in Dublin to have his DNA analyzed....
  • Harvard Prof Gates Is Half-Irish, Related to Cop Who Arrested Him

    07/28/2009 4:22:09 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 70 replies · 1,251+ views
    Harvard Prof Gates Is Half-Irish, Related to Cop Who Arrested Him Two Men at Center of Controversy Linked by Irish Heritage By NIALL O'DOWD IrishCentral.com Publisher July 28, 2009 Henry Louis Gates Jr., the black professor at the center of the racial story involving his arrest outside his Harvard University-owned house, has spoken proudly of his Irish roots. Strangely enough, he and the Cambridge, Mass., police officer who arrested him, Sgt. James Crowley, both trace their ancestry back to the legendary Niall of the Nine Hostages. In a PBS series on African-American ancestry that he hosted in 2008, Gates discovered...
  • Half of European men share King Tut's DNA

    08/01/2011 10:50:56 PM PDT · by annie laurie · 73 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Aug 1, 2011 | Alice Baghdjian
    Up to 70 percent of British men and half of all Western European men are related to the Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun, geneticists in Switzerland said. Scientists at Zurich-based DNA genealogy centre, iGENEA, reconstructed the DNA profile of the boy Pharaoh, who ascended the throne at the age of nine, his father Akhenaten and grandfather Amenhotep III, based on a film that was made for the Discovery Channel. The results showed that King Tut belonged to a genetic profile group, known as haplogroup R1b1a2, to which more than 50 percent of all men in Western Europe belong, indicating that they share...
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    07/28/2009 4:25:08 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 1 replies · 784+ views
    ABC Nuz ^ | July 28, 2009 | NIALL O'DOWD
    IrishCentral.com Publisher Henry Louis Gates Jr., the black professor at the center of the racial story involving his arrest outside his Harvard University-owned house, has spoken proudly of his Irish roots. Strangely enough, he and the Cambridge, Mass., police officer who arrested him, Sgt. James Crowley, both trace their ancestry back to the legendary Niall of the Nine Hostages. In a PBS series on African-American ancestry that he hosted in 2008, Gates discovered his Irish roots when he found he was descended from an Irish immigrant and a slave girl. He went to Trinity College in Dublin to have his...
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    10/04/2015 11:45:51 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | October 4, 2015 | Wills Robinson and Hannah Parry
    Complete Headline: Breaking the Kennedy code of silence: Patrick goes on national TV to expose his family's secrets as he launches book describing how 'disabling alcoholism' killed his father Ted, his mom and his sister Patrick Kennedy has broken the political dynasty's 'code of silence' by describing how he turned to drink at 13 to deal with the multitude of his family's problems. The former Congressman told CBS' 60 Minutes how his alcoholic mother Joan would walk around in a bathrobe 'inebriated' during the day while his father, Senator Ted Kennedy, would self-medicate by drinking. The 48-year-old politician said the...
  • Can Massachusetts Kill DraftKings?

    01/13/2016 6:25:40 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | January 13, 2016 | Robert Silverman
    Representatives from DraftKings and the Fantasy Sports Trade Association attended a public hearing in Boston on Tuesday to debate proposed regulations aimed at ending “unfair and deceptive acts and practices that may arise in the gaming process.” While the daily fantasy sports (DFS) companies have previously expressed a willingness to work with legislators and law enforcement officials to create industry-wide regulation, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey's regulations might prove seriously damaging to their bottom line, especially if they end up being replicated in other states.
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    01/11/2016 10:43:32 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 94 replies
    Telegraph ^ | January 11, 2016 | Sarah Knapton,
    Ever since the EU restricted sales of traditional incandescent light bulbs, homeowners have complained about the shortcomings of their energy-efficient replacements. The clinical white beam of LEDs and frustrating time-delay of 'green' lighting has left many hankering after the instant, bright warm glow of traditional filament bulbs. But now scientists in the US believe they have come up with a solution which could see a reprieve for incandescent bulbs. Researchers at MIT have shown that by surrounding the filament with a special crystal structure in the glass they can bounce back the energy which is usually lost in heat, while...
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    01/11/2016 10:04:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    INN ^ | 1/11/2016, 10:00 PM | Cynthia Blank
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