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  • Shots Fired at Police Cruiser in Millis (Massachusetts)

    09/02/2015 12:36:31 PM PDT · by BAW · 33 replies
    Medfeld Patch ^ | 9/02/2015 | Patrick Luce
    State Police are responding to reports a gunman fired on a Millis cruiser Wednesday afternoon. Shots were fired at a Millis Police cruiser Wednesday afternoon, the Massachusetts State Police announced. A gunman reportedly fired at the cruiser on a Millis street just before 3 p.m. Police officials say the cruiser caught fire after being shot at. The incident is reported to have happened on Forest Road in Millis. Additionally, the Millis Public Library is closed due to the investigation. Millis Police, Millis Fire and the State Police Air Wing are responding. There is no word yet on any potential injuries.
  • ‘It’s now or never': Texts reveal teen’s efforts to pressure boyfriend into suicide

    09/01/2015 10:09:07 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 42 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 08/31/2015 | Abby Phillip
    Michelle Carter knew that if anyone found her text messages to her boyfriend Conrad Roy III, she might go to jail. “[If the police] read my messages with him I’m done. His family will hate me and I can go to jail,” Carter texted a friend after her 18-year-old boyfriend used a gas-powered water pump to commit suicide in the parking lot of a K-Mart. Carter had asked Roy in a text message to delete her messages before he carried out the suicide last summer, but investigators found them anyway.
  • President Hassan Rouhani to Iranian parliament: Don’t make deal legally binding

    08/31/2015 7:45:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/31/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Over the weekend, the undecideds in Congress got another confidence-builder from Iran on the nuclear deal that Barack Obama and John Kerry insist they support. If Congress approves the deal, it carries legal weight in the US, at least for the next 16 months or so until the next President takes office. The Iranian parliament must be rushing to provide the same level of legal commitment, right? Right? Er … no, not really: President Hassan Rouhani said Saturday he opposes a parliamentary vote on the landmark nuclear deal reached with world powers because terms of the agreement would turn...
  • ‘Nuke the Iran deal,’ Boston rally tells US Congress

    08/31/2015 11:34:11 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 13 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 8/31/15 | Matt Lebovic
    Amid frequent chants of “No deal,” up to 1,000 people gathered outside the Massachusetts State House on Sunday in protest of the proposed Iranian nuclear deal. Congress has until September 17 to either support or reject the controversial deal, which has been a fault line in the American Jewish community this summer... ...Opening with the Pledge of Allegiance, the rally was filled with speakers and signs referencing “Munich 1938,” when Europe’s governments attempted – and failed – to avoid war by appeasing Nazi Germany. As the only elected official to speak, state representative Shaunna O’Connell lambasted the Obama administration for...
  • The Democratic Party Adopts $15/hour Minimum Wage into National Platform

    08/29/2015 10:09:00 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 53 replies
    The Democratic Party on Friday adopted a call to raise the minimum wage to $15/hr as part of their established party platform heading into the 2016 election season. The move further polarizes the progressive wing of the party by moving them further to the left of both the Republican Party, and corporate centrist Democrats such as Hillary Clinton. In response to the Democratic Party’s vote, Terrence Wise, a Kansas City, Mo. McDonald’s and Burger King Worker and member of the National Organizing Committee of the Fight for $15, issued the following statement.
  • MIT builds a 3D printer that can use 10 materials at once

    08/29/2015 12:27:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Computerworld ^ | August 25, 2015 | Lucas Mearian
    Researchers were able to build the printer with off-the-shelf commodity parts for $7K.MIT researchers, using off-the-shelf components, have built a 3D printer capable of building with 10 photopolymer materials at once. And the school's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) said the researchers were able to build the printer for less than $7,000. That compares to systems that print with just three materials at one time and can cost $250,000. The MultiFab 3D printer works by mixing together microscopic droplets of photopolymers that are then extruded through inkjet printheads similar to those in office printers. The printing process is...
  • LGBT lobby rebutted by pro-family medical experts & ex-gays at Mass. State House public hearing.

    08/28/2015 6:44:45 PM PDT · by massmike · 16 replies
    massresistance.org ^ | 08/28/2015 | n/a
    The homosexual movement’s state-by-state crusade to pass laws banning youth with sexual orientation problems from seeking help by therapists, came to a head in the Massachusetts State House at a public hearing on Tuesday, July 28. The well-oiled LGBT lobbying machine was rebutted by pro-family counselors and experts, many of whom who came to Boston from across America, as well as MassResistance activists. At issue is Bill H97, which is a major goal of the LGBT lobby this year. It would make it illegal for licensed therapists to help children deal with traumatic sexual orientation problems, often the result of...
  • VIDEO: Donald Trump Speaks At Fundraiser In Norwood, MA

    08/28/2015 5:41:09 PM PDT · by JoeSeales · 72 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 8-28-15 | Donald Trump
    GOP Presidential front-runner Donald Trump spoke at a fundraiser in Norwood Massachusetts hosted by Ernie Boch, Jr.
  • VIDEO: Donald Trump Press Conference in Norwood, MA (8-28-15)

    08/28/2015 4:37:47 PM PDT · by JoeSeales · 93 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 8-28-15 | Donald Trump
    Was not covered by Fox. CNN, MSNBC all there. Think there is a speech to follow.
  • Dukakis 2016? Why Not?

    08/28/2015 3:04:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 28, 2015 | David A. Graham
    How rattled are Democrats by Clinton’s campaign stumbles? Well … Dukakis 2016 ‎@Dukakis2016 We're gonna get Mike in this race - and we're gonna win this thing #Dukakis2016 http://dukakis2016.com stay tuned for detailed policy papers 10:25 AM - 28 Aug 2015 That’s right: The Duke is back. Not only is there a grassroots groundswell for him, but when contacted by The Boston Globe last week, he refused to rule out a campaign, saying he was “not sure” he wanted to run again. “I might just end up in the divorce courts of Norfolk County if I suggested another national campaign!”...
  • The Central Bankers’ Malodorous War On Savers

    08/28/2015 8:23:19 AM PDT · by PGR88 · 10 replies
    David Stockman's Contra Corner ^ | August 28, 2015 | David Stockman
    To wit, artificial suppression of free market interest rates by the central bank is designed to cause households to borrow more money than they otherwise would in order to spend more than they earn, pure and simple. Its nothing more than a modernized version of the original, crude Keynesian pump-priming theory—–except it dispenses with the inconvenience of getting politicians to approve spending increases and tax cuts in favor of the writ of a small posse of unelected monetary mandarins who run the FOMC and peg money market interest rates at will. But the whole enterprise is a crock. The consumer...
  • Bob Smith, Who Ran for Senate Twice in Florida, Behind Ted Cruz for President

    08/26/2015 9:05:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | August 26, 2015 | Kevin Derby
    Florida might have its share of Republican presidential candidates but one former presidential candidate who ran twice in the Sunshine State is behind U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. Former U.S. Sen. Bob Smith, R-N.H., who ran twice for the U.S. Senate in Florida, was named as a co-chair of Cruz’s veterans outreach team on Wednesday. Smith joins U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla., and Texas state Sen. Brian Birdwell as co-chairs of “Vets for Ted” while Bill Connor will be national director. Cruz has also named Smith, a Navy veteran, as part of his team in New Hampshire, home of the...
  • Inspector general excoriates Caroline Kennedy for mismanaging Tokyo embassy(moron CK!)

    08/26/2015 8:45:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/26/2015 | Rick Moran
    Celebrity ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy, daughter of the former president, but someone with zero experience with or knowledge of Japan, has been taken to the woodshed by the State Department's Office of Inspector General. The OIC issued a blistering report that highlighted the mismanagement and ignorance of the ambassador and her staff, including the use of private emails for official business:
  • Ambassador Kennedy used private email, watchdog says

    08/26/2015 8:22:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 8/25/2015 | unknown
    Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and senior staff at the U.S. embassy in Japan used personal email accounts for official business, an internal watchdog report said Tuesday -- making Kennedy the latest Obama administration official to run afoul of email security guidelines. The State Department’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) report said it received reports concerning the use of private email accounts for official business, and identified instances where emails labeled "sensitive but unclassified" were sent from or received by personal email accounts.
  • Boston’s Gun Buyback Program Brings in a Total of ONE Gun

    08/26/2015 7:42:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 24, 2015 11:20am ET | Ben Graham
    Here’s a fun one for all of our beloved gun owners out there. Boston just reinstated its “Your Piece for Peace” gun buyback program this past Wednesday, despite the fact that the tally this year has amounted to—wait for it—one single firearm. That’s a massive undercut from 2014’s intake of 410 guns. “There’s no question why the total number is down: The gun buyback’s numbers clearly aren’t on the same level as the guns taken a year ago,” police spokesman Officer James Kenneally said. According to him, though, the program's lack of success isn’t enough to shut it down: “As...
  • Curt Schilling compares Muslim extremism to Nazis

    08/25/2015 10:31:15 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 41 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | August 25, 2015 | Postmedia Network
    Curt Schilling took on the Internet – and the entire Muslim world – on Tuesday and lost. Badly. The two-time National League strikeout king took to Twitter to voice his concern over Islamic extremism. He posted a photo of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler with the words, “It's said only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists. In 1940, only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How'd that go?” The 48-year-old also tweeted, “The math is staggering when you get to true (numbers).” Schilling, who won three World Series championships during his 20-year MLB career, deleted the post after 10 minutes. Currently working with...
  • Will Gays Abandon Hillary Clinton if Joe Biden Jumps Into the Presidential Race?

    08/25/2015 8:52:42 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | August 25, 2015 | Michelangelo Signorile
    There are few politicians who've been more outspoken on LGBT rights in a gut-level, passionate way than Vice President Joe Biden. Nor has there been any politician so public in his or her opinions and so close to a president who catapulted LGBT rights during his two terms, profoundly making history. Political strategists still debate whether Biden forced President Obama to move more quickly on marriage equality -- something Biden surely would like us to believe -- or if he was part of a trial balloon days before the president finally announced support in the spring of 2012 (most reports...
  • Family feud? Obama caught between Clinton, Biden ambitions

    08/25/2015 8:01:05 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 21 replies
    AP ^ | 8/25 | Julie Pace
    President Barack Obama is the man in the middle, caught between the White House aspirations of two of his closest advisers: Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. For months, White House officials expected Clinton to be the Democratic nominee in the 2016 election. Some of Obama's top political advisers moved to New York to run her campaign and Obama appeared to give his tacit approval, saying she would be an "excellent president." But that bet on Clinton suddenly looks less certain. With Biden weighing his own presidential run more seriously amid signs of weakness...
  • Pokemon World Championship Alleged Shooting Plot: How It Was Foiled

    08/24/2015 7:05:39 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | 08/24/2015 | Alyssa Newcomb
    An alleged plot to inflict violence at the Pokemon World Championship was foiled after security officers at the venue where the event was being held alerted the Boston Police Department to a series of threats posted on social media, authorities said. James Stumbo, 27, and Kevin Norton, 18, both of Iowa, had no prior criminal history before they were arraigned today. They face numerous gun charges after police found weapons in their car parked outside a convention center in Boston. Norton walked into court wearing a camouflage hunting t-shirt; Stumbo wore a grey shirt. Both are also charged with making...
  • Friends of RFK Jr. think Cheryl Hines was ‘crazy’ to marry him

    08/23/2015 5:38:10 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 22, 2015 | Mara Siegler
    Even close friends of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a notorious cheater who had numerous affairs while with past wives Emily Black and Mary Richardson, think his new wife, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” star Cheryl Hines, was crazy to marry him and think he’d be faithful. [Snip] “Any woman who gets involved with Bobby does so with her eyes open, or their brains lopped off,” said the so-called friend. “Any woman who thinks they’re going to change Bobby is misguided and purposefully ignorant. Women have to understand what they’re getting into when they’re with him.”
  • Christopher Columbus Statue At Boston Park Vandalized With ‘Black Lives Matter’

    06/30/2015 3:24:46 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    CBS ^ | June 30, 2015
    BOSTON (CBS) – A Christopher Columbus statue in Boston’s North End was vandalized Monday with red paint and the phrase “Black Lives Matter.” Red paint was poured over the top of the statue on Monday night, while Black Lives Matter was sprayed on the back using black paint.
  • Trent Lott Blames Your Beloved Host for Killing Amnesty in 2007

    12/05/2014 6:52:11 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 20 replies
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | December 05, 2014
    RUSH: Yesterday in Washington, the Christian Science Monitor breakfast -- (interruption) You know what's coming? Senator Trent Lott, former Senator Trent Lott, Republican, Mississippi, was the guest, and he was speaking about immigration reform and told a story about immigration reform and the Republicans' attempt to do it in 2007. LOTT: My phones were jammed for a week or two. Rush Limbaugh gave out my phone number. We lost that vote in 2007 on a procedural vote. I thought we were gonna be able to win that. But over the weekend Rush Limbaugh labeled it amnesty, and labor got a...
  • Trent Lott sells out, thrashes Ted Cruz

    12/08/2014 7:52:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 8, 2014 | Steve Deace
    Trent Lott wasn’t always this way. He was once a conservative champion, who came to Washington to change the ruling-class narrative. But now he’s a profile in what Washington does to you if you stay too long — unless you have Winston Churchill-like courage of conviction, and few mere mortals do. Mr. Lott was originally part of a group that included former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Rep. Vin Webber, who were dubbed the “Young Turks.” They were among the chief lieutenants of the Reagan Revolution back in the day. Best known for fighting the Fraternal Order of Establishment Republicans....
  • Trent Lott rips Ted Cruz for standing his ground, compares to Elizabeth Warren

    12/04/2014 7:49:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies
    The Washington Examiner's Washington Secrets ^ | December 4, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    First Democrats, now a former Senate GOP leader is attacking Sen. Ted Cruz for standing his ground instead of compromising on key issues. Trent Lott, a former Senate majority leader from Mississippi and now a lobbyist, dubbed Cruz one of the “problems” in the Senate and urged incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to quickly “co-opt” new Republican senators before Cruz and others in the “Far Right” deputize them. “There are problems,” said Lott, pushing bipartisanship at a media roundtable hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. “Yes, we’ve got the Ted Cruzes in the Republican Party, and we’ve got Elizabeth...
  • As Hillary implodes, the Democrats have no real Plan B

    08/22/2015 1:26:48 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 84 replies
    The summer has not been kind to Hillary Clinton. The drip-drip-drip of revelations about her possible misuse and mishandling of classified information threatens to become a deluge in the fall. They have taken a serious toll on her reputation — and even more notably, her treatment by liberal media figures who surely would rather she be elected even if the Risen Christ were to be the Republican nominee. Democrats are worried — so worried five donors who raised millions for President Obama as well as Obama’s chief Florida strategist have both sworn off Hillary and joined an effort to draft...
  • Biden holds meeting with Elizabeth Warren in DC

    08/22/2015 11:02:23 AM PDT · by PROCON · 92 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Aug. 22, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Vice President Joe Biden made a surprise visit to Washington, D.C.’s Naval Observatory on Saturday for a confidential talk with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), CNN reported. Biden’s return to the District comes amid buzz he is seriously weighing a 2016 Oval Office bid. CNN said that two sources confirmed the pair’s face-to-face, the biggest indicator yet that Biden is seriously tempted by an Oval Office bid next year.“The vice president traveled last minute to Washington, D.C. for a private meeting and will be returning to Delaware,” an aide told CNN. Biden spokeswoman Kendra Barkoff declined further comment on the alleged...
  • Immigration Could Get Push From Pope Francis When He Visits the USA

    08/21/2015 1:03:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 08/21/2015 | Emily Wilkins
    Many advocates for revamping immigration laws have tried to coax Congress into action over the years, but a particularly powerful one will be arriving next month: Pope Francis. Lawmakers and immigration activists expect the pontiff’s message will resonate beyond Capitol Hill and inspire members of Congress and their constituents. The pope's U.S. schedule includes an address to Congress on Sept. 24 and a meeting two days later with immigrants and Hispanic families at Philadelphia’s Independence Mall. “He’s been clear on our failure to respond appropriately to immigrants and refugees,” Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., told CQ. “I don’t think anyone will...
  • Rand Paul: 'How Do You Out-Trump the Irrational?'

    08/20/2015 4:27:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 19, 2015 | Chris Jansing and Shawna Thomas
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)CAP-HAITIEN, HAITI — Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul says it's only a matter of time until the country wakes up to Donald Trump's insincere message, but he's worried that some Americans are blinded by his "celebrity." In a series of interviews between performing pro-bono eye surgeries in Haiti with the University of Utah's Moran Eye Center, the Kentucky senator was relaxed in scrubs, dismissive of Trump and critical of the media's role in Trump's rise. "How do you out-Trump the irrational?" he asked. It's a question he and the other Republican candidates are puzzling over. Paul said the reason "people...
  • Sen. Warren: Donald Trump Exposing Ugly Streak in Republican Party

    08/20/2015 7:03:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 49 replies
    New England Cable News ^ | August 20, 2015 | Alison King
    Like many Americans, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has been watching this summer as Donald Trump has dominated the headlines and set the agenda in the 2016 Presidential race. "Donald Trump is exposing a really ugly streak in the whole Republican Party. This idea of calling Mexicans rapists and then women - classifying them as fat pigs and bimbos - this is a piece of American political theater that really, really is ugly," Warren said.
  • OPIC: Corporate Welfare by Any Other Name

    08/20/2015 7:43:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2015 | Eric Peterson
    The winds of change might finally be blowing in Washington. For the first time in 81 years taxpayers are no longer dolling out dollars on risky loans to subsidize big businesses and foreign corporations, thanks to the expiration of the controversial Export-Import Bank. While this represents a victory for the taxpayers over well-funded special interests, there remains an alphabet soup of government bureaucracies that continues to dispense taxpayer goodies to those with political connections and clout. OPIC (Overseas Private Investment Corporation) despite what the name implies, is not private but rather a taxpayer-backed outfit that provides subsidies for American businesses...
  • Mika: Hillary's 'Cabal' Would 'Get Rid Of' Elizabeth Warren If She Expressed Prez Ambitions

    04/22/2014 5:04:32 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 29 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    To use a word dear to NewsBusters' dear late Noel Sheppard, ah, the delicious ironies of history. Back in 1998 Hillary Clinton famously complained of a "vast right-wing conspiracy" out to get her husband. Sixteen years later, it's Hillary herself being accused at sitting at the center of a powerful "cabal" capable of crushing political opponents. The irony is that this unflattering portrait of Hillary's machine comes from the media left, in the person of Mika Brzezinski. On today's Morning Joe, Brzezinski argued that, when recently interviewed by ABC's David Muir, Warren had to deny any presidential ambitions because had...
  • Somerville hangs ‘Black Lives Matter’ banner at City Hall (Massachusetts)

    08/19/2015 8:09:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | August 19, 2015 | Steve Annear
    Somerville city officials hung a large banner bearing the words “Black Lives Matter” on the front of City Hall on Wednesday morning in solidarity with the grassroots movement that has spread across the country following the recent shooting deaths of unarmed black men by police. Mayor Joe Curtatone said he worked with members of Black Lives Matter Cambridge , a local offshoot of the national organization, to create the banner and show support for their message. “We see this as an important opportunity for an important national conversation” about race, Curtatone said. He said the move was “a very clear...
  • Ron Paul Blasts ‘Neocons’ in Fundraising Letter for Rand

    08/17/2015 2:49:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/17/15 | Alana Goodman
    Sen. Rand Paul’s (R., Ky.) latest fundraising letter takes aim at “neocons,” “war fever,” and drone strikes against terrorists, a sign that he is working overtime to court his father’s isolationist base in the face of fading poll numbers.The fundraising appeal asked supporters to chip in at least $20.16 and was posted on the presidential candidate’s Facebook page on Monday. It was written by Rand Paul’s father, former Rep. Ron Paul (R., Texas).“[Rand is] not afraid to lay the blame for making worse the chaos we see today with ISIS and Iraq squarely at the feet of the neocons,” promised...
  • University of Massachusetts Caught Buying Aborted Baby Body Parts for Research

    08/18/2015 8:27:54 AM PDT · by Hombre Malevo · 17 replies
    LifeNews ^ | 08/17/2015 | Steven Ertelt
    UMass is the latest publicly-funded university to have been found to have purchased aborted baby body arts — following expose’ stories about Colorado State University, University of Wisconsin and Oregon Health & Science University.
  • How Did Marth's Vineyard Get it's Name?

    08/16/2015 7:24:31 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    Martha's Vineyard Tour Guide ^ | 27 June (2015?) | Jim Rivard
    The most popular and very believable account is that the island was named by the British explorer Bartholomew Gosnold, after his infant daughter -- Martha... He would take short sails to "the big island" (Martha's Vineyard) for the purpose of gathering sassafras root, to be hauled back to England for medicinal use. Gosnold was only on Cuttyhunk about six weeks because of a small skirmish with the Wampanoags... the British wisely withdrew from the Islands before winter. Before leaving, however, it's believed that Gosnold named the big island after his infant daughter, Martha... Another, not as popular version of the...
  • It’s too late for Democrats to start rethinking Clinton’s 2016 viability [shill alert]

    08/16/2015 10:57:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Dear Democrats: It’s too late to start over. As in, there’s no replacing Hillary Rodham Clinton as your party’s front-runner for the presidential nomination. Not with Vice President Biden — even if he runs. Not with former vice president Al Gore. (I mean, come on.) Not with your ideal rich-person-with-no-record-and-a-fresh-faced-appeal. This may come as a shock to some of you. After all, you argue, it’s only August! The Iowa caucuses won’t be until February! That’s, like, four political lifetimes. Sure. But modern presidential politics isn’t as simple as announcing that you’ve decided to run and watching yourself soar to the...
  • Obama and the Clintons: Top Dems mingle on Martha's Vineyard

    08/15/2015 1:23:14 PM PDT · by Mariner · 45 replies
    AP ^ | August 15th, 2015 | By JOSH LEDERMAN
    AK BLUFFS, Mass. (AP) — America's two foremost Democratic couples — the Obamas and the Clintons — mingled on Saturday as politics mixed with summer repose on swanky Martha's Vineyard. President Barack Obama, halfway through his annual two-week getaway on the Massachusetts island, teed off in the afternoon with former President Bill Clinton, trading compliments on the first hole. Later in the day, both presidents were to join Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton at another Democratic luminary's birthday party. "Good!" said a spry-looking Clinton, donning light blue pants and a dark shirt, after Obama made his putt on the...
  • A Freeper goes to BronyCon.

    08/14/2015 6:18:38 PM PDT · by CtBigPat · 216 replies
    8/14/2015 | CtBigPat
    So I got caught up in the My Little Pony craze (I'll just watch one episode, see what all these people are talking about..), joined the Boston Bronies meetup group and last weekend drove to Baltimare, MD(sorry, bad horse puns are required!) for BronyCon 2015, the largest MLP convention in the world. Allow me to share with you my observations.
  • Hillary Clinton is Done. Get Ready for Elizabeth Warren.

    08/15/2015 12:09:47 PM PDT · by grundle · 85 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August 13, 2015 | Wayne Allyn Root
    It’s all over for Hillary Clinton. It’s done. Finished. Finito. They are drawing chalk marks on the outline of her political career. How bad is it? Hillary is now more likely to wind up in “The Big House” than the White House. How bad is it? The cover-up of and conspiracy in Benghazi is the least of her worries. How bad is it? No one is even mentioning the Clinton Foundation – where she accepted $2 billion in bribes … I mean donations … while serving as secretary of state, much of it from foreign governments, while quickly awarding contracts...
  • Hillary Clinton still Democrats' prize fighter despite setbacks and Sanders

    08/15/2015 12:02:42 PM PDT · by Mariner · 14 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | August 15th, 2015 | Lauren Gambino
    Not so long ago, Hillary Clinton’s supporters main concern seemed to be a fear that her coronation as the Democratic candidate for president would leave her unprepared for battle with the Republican nominee. Now, by all metrics, the former secretary of state retains a historically strong lead in the race to secure her party’s nomination. She is well ahead of the other declared candidates in terms of poll numbers, money and endorsements. But a succession of setbacks and the possibility of another mainstream rival joining the race has, to some degree, checked the presumptiveness of the presumptive candidate. This was...
  • Planned Parenthood and the Eugenics Movement

    08/15/2015 9:49:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/15/15 | Joseph Loconte
    There is a haunting familiarity to the arguments defending Planned Parenthood’s sale of body parts from aborted babies for medical research: an echo of another era of medical innovation amid moral ambiguity. Then, as now, the response of cultural leaders — especially religious leaders — is a story about the corruption, and potential renewal, of Western civilization. Today we’re told there is no other way to achieve the research results we desire, because fetal tissue is a “uniquely rich source” of stem cells, which provide invaluable clues to human development. Second, we’re led to believe that research on aborted babies...
  • Trump calls Walsh a clown, tells Boston to get a real mayor; Trump spoke at NH rally Friday night

    08/14/2015 8:34:33 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 11 replies
    wcvb ^ | 11:15 PM EDT Aug 14, 2015
    HAMPTON, N.H. —GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump called Boston Mayor Marty Walsh a clown after he was called out to accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Friday. Related "He's a clown, Marty Walsh," Trump said at a rally in New Hampshire Friday night. "This guy Marty Walsh. He spends all this time and effort and money on an Olympic bid, and then he goes out and he's talking about ice bucket challenges. Get a real mayor." Trump did take part in the Ice Bucket Challenge in 2014, though. He also took a jab at Gov. Charlie Baker. "Gov. Baker should...
  • Kerry in Cuba: ‘I Feel Very Much at Home Here’

    08/14/2015 9:07:24 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/14/2015 | Pam Key
    Friday, at the U.S. embassy in Cuba flag-raising ceremony celebrating the re-establishment of diplomatic relations, Secretary of State John Kerry said he felt “very much at home” in the country ruled by the authoritarian Castro regime.
  • Biden getting closer to presidential run as Hillary getting closer to going to prison

    08/13/2015 5:18:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/13/2015 | AllahPundit
    A Cruz/Warren race is the election America deserves. A Trump/Biden race is the election America wants.Dude, I think this is happening. From his vacation spot on Kiawah Island, Mr. Biden is giving the strongest signal yet that he is actively considering making a third run at the presidency. He is asking political allies for advice and gauging the strength of Mrs. Clinton’s campaign as he weighs his options, people familiar with the matter said. Mr. Biden is expected to announce his decision next month…He’d have to start from scratch. Mr. Biden has no super PAC to back his candidacy...
  • Millennial hawk: Why the GOP needs to answer Hillary’s $350B college subsidy plan

    08/13/2015 5:23:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/13/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Forget the Twitter blog for emoji responses to how millennials feel about student debt. As the New York Daily News’ Alejandro Alba notes, the condescending approach didn’t generate much respect from Hillary Clinton’s target audience. The beleagured Democrat tried to shift attention to policy from the e-mail scandal, focusing on her $350 billion proposal to overhaul higher-education finances, which is in a shambles largely due to federal government intervention in the first place.Mission not accomplished: While some users thought the question was “relatable,” others believed the question was offensive and condescending.Many users began to reply to the tweet with...
  • Kerry ‘Concerned’ Over Top Iranian Commander’s Russia Visit

    08/13/2015 8:38:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    INN ^ | 8/14/2015, 5:44 AM | Ben Ariel
    United States Secretary of State John Kerry called his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on Thursday to express concern about a visit to Moscow by the commander of Iran’s covert forces, a senior State Department official said, according to AFP. General Qassem Soleimani, head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps’ foreign operations, reportedly visited Russia late last month despite being subject to UN-backed international sanctions. […] Soleimani is one of several Iranian officials targeted by a 2007 United Nations travel ban because of their alleged links to Iran’s nuclear or ballistic missile programs, but the sanctions against him are due to...
  • Vultures circling Hillary: Al Gore insiders talking up potential run

    08/13/2015 3:12:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | August 13, 2015 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    Politically wounded presumptive nominee staggering in the desert of her email scandal.Hillary is politically wounded by her never-ending email scandal, which keeps sucking the life out of her favorability ratings, and has Democrats panicked with fear: “I’m not sure they completely understand the credibility they are losing, by the second,” said one Democratic strategist, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. “At some point this goes from being something you can rationalize away to something that becomes political cancer. And we are getting pretty close to the cancer stage, because this is starting to get ridiculous.” “Look, this is a...
  • Harvard student loses Facebook internship after pointing out privacy flaws

    08/13/2015 10:33:47 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 13 replies
    Boston.com, via Drudge ^ | Aug 12, 2015 | Allison Pohle
    Three months ago, Harvard student Aran Khanna was preparing to start a coveted internship at Facebook when he launched a browser application from his dorm room that angered the social media behemoth. His application, called Marauder’s Map — a clever name that Harry Potter fans will appreciate — was a Chrome extension that used data from Facebook Messenger to map where users were when they sent messages. The app also showed the locations, which were accurate to within three feet, in a group chat with people he barely knew. That meant complete strangers could hypothetically see that he had messaged...
  • Compromised-Secretary Kerry's Ties to Tehran Revealed

    08/12/2015 7:04:43 PM PDT · by wtd · 5 replies
    New English Review ^ | Wednesday, 12 August 2015 | Jerry Gordon
    Compromised-Secretary Kerry's Ties to Tehran Revealed Ken Timmerman, veteran Iran watcher and and bestselling author of a 2005 investigation on Iran’s nuclear program, is compiling a dossier on Secretary of State John Kerry’s long time connections to the Islamic Regime in Tehran. The latest is a FrontPage Magazine piece: “Compromised – John Kerry has much to hide on his ties to Iran”.. These revelations keep piling about Kerry’s involvement raise questions about why he was confirmed as Hillary Clinton’s successor. The obvious answer was that the Obama White House knew that Kerry had entre to the leadership of the...
  • John Kerry claims his computer has been hacked, Chinese are ‘very likely’ reading his email

    08/11/2015 5:27:10 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 35 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 08-11-2015 | Twitchy Staff
    John Kerry claims his computer has been hacked, Chinese are ‘very likely’ reading his email