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  • Decade After Katrina, Pointing Finger More Firmly at Army Corps

    05/24/2015 11:17:19 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 34 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 23, 2015 | By CAMPBELL ROBERTSON and JOHN SCHWARTZ
    NEW ORLEANS ó Nearly 10 years on, one might assume that the case of Hurricane Katrina is closed. That the catastrophic flooding of this city was caused not merely by a powerful storm but primarily by fatal engineering flaws in the cityís flood protection system has been proved by experts, acknowledged by the United States Army Corps of Engineers and underscored by residents here to anyone who might suggest otherwise. But the efforts to establish responsibility with ever more precision ó to ascertain just how many of those flaws were due to engineering, politics or money ó have not stopped....
  • 'Family Guy' jokes called 'troubling'

    05/23/2015 12:44:51 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 44 replies
    Baptiost Press ^ | May 20, 2015 | Baptist Press Staff
    LOS ANGELES (BP) -- The "Family Guy" animated comedy series increasingly jokes about sexual violence against children and teens, with nearly 80 percent of all such scenes in the past three years perpetrated against that population group, a Parent Television Council (PTC) study found. Jokes or humorous depictions of rape, statutory rape, molestation or pedophilia against children were included in 91 percent of the series' scenes depicting sexual violence in the 2014Ė2015 season, up from 75 percent in 2012-2013, according to the PTC study. "Why would we ever want to be in the position to laugh at humanity's wors[t] offenses...
  • A Hillary Match-Up With Marco Rubio Is a Scary for many Democrats

    05/23/2015 7:26:56 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 58 replies
    ny times ^ | MAY 22, 2015 | JEREMY W. PETERS
    WASHINGTON ó They use words like ďhistoricĒ and ďcharismatic,Ē phrases like ďgreat potentialĒ and ďmillion-dollar smile.Ē They notice audience members moved to tears by an American-dream-come-true success story. When they look at the cold, hard political math, they get uneasy. An incipient sense of anxiety is tugging at some Democrats ó a feeling tersely captured in four words from a blog post written recently by a seasoned party strategist in Florida: ďMarco Rubio scares me.Ē
  • Scott Walker's GOP rips apart local democracy

    05/24/2015 5:33:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    Madison Capital Times, Your Progressive Voice ^ | May 24, 2015 | John Nicholas, Associate Editor
    Scott Walker and his legislative minions have no respect for local democracy. One of Walkerís early acts as governor was to sign a law that pre-empted Milwaukeeís paid sick days ordinance ó which voters had approved by 69 to 31 percent and which the state Court of Appeals had upheld. Dana Schultz of 9to5, the National Association of Working Women, described the state override of the Milwaukee law as ďan assault on democracy, local control and working families." The assaults have continued, with Walker and his allies moving again and again to prevent Wisconsinís towns, villages and cities from acting...
  • The next narrative: ďno smoking gunĒ in emails Hillary Clinton decided to release

    05/24/2015 6:27:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/23/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Ed Morrisey already highlighted some of the early news coming out of the first round of Hillary Clinton emails released by the State Department and there will no doubt be plenty more to come. But as the media covers these new ‚Äúrevelations‚ÄĚ (such as they are) there seems to be a fresh narrative emerging. I noticed a few examples of this in the last 24 hours, one of them being the early morning show on CNN today, where weekend anchor Christie Paul was asking yet another guest for commentary about some of the Benghazi news which was showing up...
  • Krauthammer: Hillary Email Dump Is ĎFarce,í We Saw What She Wanted Us to See

    05/23/2015 4:08:53 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 5-22-15 | Josh Feldman
    Hundreds of Hillary ClintonĎs emails were released today, something Clinton herself said she wants, but Charles Krauthammer doesnít really buy this is some great victory for transparency and disclosure. ďThere isnít a shred of evidence,Ē he said, ďbecause she shredded the evidence. This whole release is a farce.Ē He pointed out that itís not like every little email Clinton ever sent will be released to the public, only the ones Ďscrubbed and cleansed and decided upon, chosen by her own people, acting in her own interest.Ē And, Krauthammer added, itís working, because the media is eagerly looking through ďpre-scrubbed materialĒ...
  • How L.A.ís New Minimum Wage Could Hurt the Poor [by earning too much to get food stamps]

    05/22/2015 9:21:24 PM PDT · by grundle · 41 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 22, 2015 | Monica Potts
    If someoneís pay suddenly doubles, she may lose rental assistance, child care subsidies, and more. In L.A., a worker who currently makes $9 an hour and works 40 hours a week (which is not a given, but that would be a full-time workload) will earn $360 a week, or about $1,440 a month and $18,720 a year, before taxes. If that worker is a mom with two children, she is below the poverty line. She qualifies for a bevy of federal and state programs like food stamps, rental assistance, child care subsidies, health care for her children, and Medicaid because...
  • State Department Email Reveals Bizarre Touchy Feely WSJ Reporter Interview With Hillary

    05/22/2015 3:56:49 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 22, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Oh Hillary! Can I ride on your lap to the White House? I know President Obama sends tingles up Chris Mathews' leg so can I go knee to knee with you and draw upon your energy? Oh Hillary...what do you eat? Drink? Dream about when you sleep? Am I describing an†awestruck liberal who goes dreamy eyed in the presence of Hillary Clinton? What if I were tell you that the scenario I just described actually happened and the dreamy eyed one was Wall Street Journal reporter, Monica Langley?†Still don't believe me? Well, that is the scenario that Clinton aides described...
  • Rendell: 'Tough Cookie' Hillary Will Put Republicans 'In Short Pants'

    05/22/2015 4:40:13 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On Al Sharpton's MSNBC show today, former DNC Chairman Ed Rendell dared congressional Republicans to recall Hillary Clinton to testify about Benghazi. Calling her a "tough cookie," Rendell vowed that "Hillary will put them in short pants." Paging Camille Paglia . . . Rendell surely thought he was paying Hillary a compliment. But is this really the Hillary persona that Dems want to project: that of a woman who makes little boys out of grown men? View the video here.
  • New York Times Op-ed: Calm Down. ISIS Isnít Winning.

    05/22/2015 1:29:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    New York Times ^ | 05/22/2015 | Ahmed Ali
    WASHINGTON ó THE fall of the Iraqi city of Ramadi on Sunday, and of the Syrian city of Palmyra on Wednesday, is a big gain for the Islamic State, but not an utter disaster, as many observers fear. Rather than inducing panic in Western capitals, it should lead to a realistic assessment of the Islamic Stateís strengths and weaknesses. One setback in a long war must not trigger hasty strategic shifts that lead to foreign countriesí becoming mired in Iraq once more. Palmyra has economic and cultural significance, as it sits among gas fields and is home to renowned ruins....
  • Politico Touts ĎFrugal Habitsí of George Stephanopoulosís Wife (haggling over yard sales)

    05/21/2015 2:01:59 PM PDT · by drewh · 27 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | | May 21, 2015 | 2:48 PM EDT | By Jeffrey Meyer
    In the wake of the ongoing controversy surrounding ABC Newsí George Stephanopoulos and his failure to disclose $75,000 worth of donations to the Clinton Foundation, and now news of his $105-million contract with the network, Politico decided to tout the ďfrugal habits of his wifeĒ actress Ali Wentworth. Author Kate Glassman Bennett writes that ďas word spread of the beleaguered Good Morning America anchorís exorbitant take ó following on criticism of his $75,000 of ill-conceived donations to the Clinton Foundation ó certain circles back here in Washington were twittering about the frugal habits of his wife.Ē Despite being a multimillionaire,...
  • Most Voters Expect Biased News Coverage of 2016 Presidential Race

    05/21/2015 6:35:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Rasmussem ^ | May 21, 2015
    In the wake of the George Stephanopoulos scandal, most voters doubt the accuracy of political news coverage and think most reporters will slant their coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 61% of Likely U.S. Voters now do not trust the political news they are getting. That's a 16-point jump from 45% last October. Twenty-one percent (21%) still have confidence in the political coverage they get, but that's down from 33% in the earlier survey. Seventeen percent (17%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.) When it comes to...
  • Liberal Billionaire Steyer, Univision Network Also In Bed With The Clinton Foundation

    05/20/2015 11:15:42 AM PDT · by drewh · 10 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 19, 2015 | 8:26 PM EDT | By Alatheia Larsen
    The Clinton Foundation scandal continues to spread ever since the news broke that it did not disclose millions of dollars of donations from foreign governments and businessmen. Itís already infected ABC, as anchor George Stephanopoulos was forced to apologize for personal undisclosed donations to the foundation. He has yet to acknowledge or apologize for some of the other connections that have surfaced. But the connections donít stop there, they extend to other prominent lefties and to a Spanish-language media outlet. Through its Too Small to Fail initiative, The Clinton Foundation is tied to Tom Steyer and the American Spanish language...
  • ABC's Stephanopoulos Ďhelped hatchí 2009 Dem strategy (being coached as Repub debate host?)

    05/20/2015 5:53:48 AM PDT · by Liz · 29 replies
    NY POST - PAGE SIX ^ | 5/19/15 | Emily Smith and Bruce Golding
    ABC's Stephanopoulos never really left Clinton-land ó and it didnít bother his ABC News bosses....he had daily phone contact with high-powered Democrats at the same time he anchored ABC's ďThis Week,Ē soon to host ďGMA.Ē Politico reports Stephanopoulos was in a ďround-robin phone chatĒ w/ Democrat honchos in which political strategy was ďquite likely....being hatchedĒ.... Stephanpolous said he "learned a lot." Ex-Clinton staffer, now an ABC spox, Heather Riley, insisted it ďwasnít true then, and it isnít true nowĒ but acknowledged: ď... he talks to his friends once in a while....Ē
  • Snoop Dogg: Iím Voting For Hillary

    05/20/2015 11:54:51 AM PDT · by drewh · 48 replies
    CBS DC ^ | May 19, 2015 6:54 PM | staff
    Rapper Snoop Dogg is giving his two cents on the 2016 presidential election and his favorite is clear: Hillary Clinton. Snoop Dogg appeared on Bravoís ďWatch What Happens LiveĒ on Sunday and spoke out supporting the former secretary of state and democratic candidate. Obama: Refusing To Act To Slow Effects Of Global Warming Amounts To ĎDereliction Of Dutyí ďI would love to see a woman in office because I feel like weíre at that stage in life to where we need a perspective other than the maleís train of thought,Ē the entertainer in response to a viewerís question. ďAnd just...
  • Governor Walker Breaks Silence On Patriot Act, NSA Stance

    05/20/2015 11:35:51 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 49 replies
    TruthInMedia ^ | May 19, 2015
    Appearing on Fox Newsí Special Report with Bret Baier, presumptive Republican presidential candidate Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker gave Americans their first preview on where a President Walker would stand on civil liberties issues such as NSA spying authorized by the highly controversial Patriot Act.Baier pushed Walker to give a ďyesĒ or ďnoĒ on whether or not he would reauthorize the controversial NSA spying program by asking him whether or not he would vote for it if he were currently a sitting Senator. Walker, responding with typical political rhetoric, never actually answering Baierís question, but instead said, that the meta-data collected...
  • Obamaís Carte Blanche: Season of ďBig HuntĒ in Eurasia

    05/20/2015 7:22:52 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/20/15 | Alexander Maistrovoy
    The God of War returns to the arena of History Ė thanks to infantile fools who believe in real teddy bears, wolves, and panthers Iran - another predator is set free during Obamaís cadence They are not empires yet. They donít have enough power or the resources for becoming such. However, all of them - Russians, Turks, Arabs, Persians - are dreaming about empires, recalling old conquests and victories. And all of them should be grateful to the West, and the US president in particular. Turkey was first In April 2009, speaking in a joint news conference with Erdogan in...
  • Morning Plum: Obama depicts climate change as national security risk

    05/20/2015 10:20:23 AM PDT · by Abiotic · 47 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/20/2015 | Greg Sargent
    WASHINGTON ó President Obama called out climate change deniers in Congress for being weak on defense, saying it would be "dereliction of duty" for the United States to ignore the national security implications of rising global temperatures. Obama's convocation speech at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Wednesday was his most forceful argument yet that climate change ranks alongside terrorism as a grave threat to America's future. "I know there are some folks back in Washington who refuse to admit that climate change is real," he told graduating cadets in New London, Conn. "Denying it or refusing to deal with it...
  • WaPo Cranks Tie Texas Biker Thugs to ÖSarah Palin?

    05/20/2015 3:53:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | May 19, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    The Washington Post actually tweeted this out today on the Texas biker gang shootings. The race-obsessed paper wants desperately to make the story about raceÖ And threw in a photo of Sarah Palin for kicks.
  • Scandal Rap Sheet: 48 Reasons To Distrust & Despise The Media

    05/19/2015 12:08:53 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 19,2015 | John Nolte
    The American mainstream media is filled to the brim with liars, frauds, partisans, cheats, plagiarists, and those who tolerate, defend and enable all of them. There is no American institution ó not the NFL, not the tobacco companies, not any corporation or enterprise regularly targeted by the media ó that engages in anywhere near the amount of fraud and dishonesty that serially oozes from Our Media Overlords.
  • Iíve Read Obamaís Secret Trade Deal. Elizabeth Warren Is Right to Be Concerned

    05/19/2015 12:43:16 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 57 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/19/2015 | MICHAEL WESSEL
    You need to tell me whatís wrong with this trade agreement, not one that was passed 25 years ago,Ē a frustrated President Barack Obama recently complained about criticisms of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). Heís right. The public criticisms of the TPP have been vague. Thatís by designóanyone who has read the text of the agreement could be jailed for disclosing its contents. Iíve actually read the TPP text provided to the governmentís own advisors, and Iíve given the president an earful about how this trade deal will damage this nation. But I canít share my criticisms with you. I...
  • Ted Cruz goes full Ted Cruz: ďIs there something about the left that is obsessed with sex?Ē

    05/19/2015 9:28:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Salon ^ | May 19, 2015 | Staff
    He really wants to know! "ISIS is executing homosexuals ó you want to talk about gay rights?" Ted Cruz was at his Ted Cruz-iest today after a meeting with local officials in Beaumont, Texas. The senator and GOP presidential candidate faced questions from reporters about gay marriage, and responded with this, according to a report in the Washington Post. ďIs there something about the left ó and I am going to put the media in this category ó that is obsessed with sex? ďISIS is executing homosexuals ó you want to talk about gay rights? This week was a very...
  • In Beaumont, Ted Cruz Spars a Bit

    05/19/2015 8:52:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | May 19, 2015 | Bobby Blanchard
    BEAUMONT ó Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz hit some of his main stump points while meeting with local leaders here Tuesday afternoon ó promising to defend the Constitution, step back from the Obama administration's foreign policy and promote economic growth. Then Texas' junior Republican U.S. senator, visiting Beaumont to meet privately with county officials and others, got in a light sparring round with reporters, mainly working on his attacks on Hillary Clinton and defending his views on same-sex marriage. "Is there something about the left ó and I am going to put the media in this category ó that is obsessed...
  • Cruz: ĎIs there something about the left Ö thatís obsessed with sex?í

    05/19/2015 5:01:29 PM PDT · by VinL · 86 replies
    WashPo ^ | 5/19/2015 | Desikan Thirunarayanapuram
    Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz (R) hit some of his main stump points while meeting with local leaders here Tuesday afternoon ó promising to defend the Constitution, step back from the Obama administration's foreign policy and promote economic growth. Then Texas's junior U.S. senator ó visiting Beaumont to meet privately with county officials and others ó got in a light sparring round with reporters, mainly working on his attacks on Hillary Rodham Clinton and defending his views on same-sex marriage. "Is there something about the left ó and I am going to put the media in this category ó that is...
  • Government says four cancer charities are shams

    05/19/2015 9:02:14 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | Tue May 19, 2015 | CNN
    Washington (CNN)In a rare joint action with attorneys general for each of the 50 states, the Federal Trade Commission says four cancer charities run by extended members of the same family conned donors out of $187 million from 2008 through 2012 and spent almost nothing to help actual cancer patients. Federal Trade Commission: Four cancer charities a sham Federal Trade Commission: Four cancer charities a sham Each of the charities charged were the subject of extensive reporting by CNN in 2013. And in each instance, none of the four charities would comment. We were ordered out of the building at...
  • Spanish-Language News Network Failed to Disclose Clinton Donation, Lobbying Expenditures

    05/19/2015 2:27:54 AM PDT · by maggief · 26 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 19, 2015 | Lachlan Markay
    A U.S. Spanish-language news network that lobbied Hillary Clintonís State Department on U.S. policies toward Mexico reported on those policies without disclosing its lobbying expenditures and is covering the U.S. presidential election without informing views of its companyís donations to the Clinton Foundation. The network, Azteca America, has employed two Clinton confidantes since late 2008 to lobby the State Department on various initiatives affecting U.S. relations with Mexico, where its parent company is based, during and after Clintonís tenure at the head of the agency. Mexican parent TV Azteca, a foundation associated with the company, and that foundationís U.S. counterpart...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Hillary hides from reporters with SECOND secret party of the day (95 MPH escape)

    05/19/2015 2:27:10 AM PDT · by Libloather · 67 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/19/15 | David Martosko
    EXCLUSIVE: Hillary hides from reporters with SECOND secret party of the day as her security forces race across Iowa at 95 MPH to dodge pursuing journalists For reporters trying to cover the opening months of Hillary Rodham Clinton's second presidential campaign, Waterloo, Iowa might be her Waterloo. On Monday night the Clinton camp held a private campaign party at the home of a wealthy pharmacist in the central Iowa town Ė a longtime Democratic Party figure Ė and Daily Mail Online was the only media outlet to make it to the address. Other press outlets can't be faulted, however: Clinton's...
  • George Stephanopoulosí future ó and $105M contract ó in danger

    05/19/2015 1:30:46 AM PDT · by maggief · 34 replies
    NYPost ^ | May 18, 2015 | Emily Smith
    ABC has plenty of reasons to be freaking out over the George Stephanopoulos scandal ¬ó $105‚ÄČmillion, to be exact.
  • Chelsea Clinton Reported to Have Acted as Prima Donna at NBC News

    05/18/2015 5:27:59 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 91 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 18, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Know your place, peon! You may not approach Chelsea Clinton. If you need to contact her, you can only do so indirectly through a producer. Never face to face which is for ordinary people. Those were the instructions for Chelsea's co-workers at not only NBC News but also at the management consulting firm at McKinsey where she briefly worked. Apparently Chelsea's attitude is so toxic that even dedicated liberals at the Clinton Foundation have split rather than having to deal with Chelsea according to a New York Post report:
  • Charlie Rose becomes Hillaryís campaign spokesman and Chris Wallace screws up

    05/18/2015 4:34:17 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-18-15 | DrJohn
    †CBS This Morning was on the screen (I almost said "tube") this morning and I watched an exchange between Charlie Rose and John Dickerson.††Rose introduced the topic†as Marco Rubio being the latest GOP candidate† to "run into trouble" this morning over his comments about the Iraq war. There clearly is a herd mentality out there among the media to play the gotcha game regarding Iraq. Rose played a video clip between Chris Wallace and Marco Rubio in which Wallace asks Rubio "Was the Iraq war a mistake?" Rubio answered properly that it wasn't a mistake at the time. Wallace...
  • Bristol Palin calls off her wedding

    05/18/2015 1:03:46 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 246 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 18, 2015 | Judy Kurtz
    Bristol Palin and fiancť Dakota Meyer are calling off their wedding, which was set to take place this weekend. Former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin announced the cancellation of her daughterís nuptials in a Monday Facebook post, writing the couple has ďinformed loved ones that unfortunately the announced celebration planned for May 23 will not be held.Ē Palin wrote that, although it wonít be a walk down the aisle, a shindig of some sort will still go on: ďMany friends and family still look forward to getting together that day in Kentucky anyway ó and the Palins and Meyers...
  • Let's Celebrate the Death of the Mainstream Media

    05/18/2015 11:26:20 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 30 replies
    Townhall ^ | 18 May 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    Picking on the mainstream media is easier than offending radical feminists, and almost as much fun, but just because itís barely a challenge doesnít mean we shouldnít do it. We should. We must. All decent, patriotic Americans yearn for the day when the effects of emerging technologies combine with the mainstream mediaís insufferable progressive cheerleading to finally destroy it. Its death throes are underway, but it wonít buy the farm overnight. The body of the mainstream media is still shambling along, wreaking havoc, long after it its brain has died. So we need to put down the mainstream media like...
  • As a supporter of the Iraq War, if you knew then what you know nowÖ.

    05/18/2015 11:06:25 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 42 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-18-15 | Wordsmith
    Paul Krugman: Thanks to Jeb Bush, we may finally have the frank discussion of the Iraq invasion we should have had a decade ago. But many influential people ó not just Mr. Bush ó would prefer that we not have that discussion. Thereís a palpable sense right now of the political and media elite trying to draw a line under the subject. Yes, the narrative goes, we now know that invading Iraq was a terrible mistake, and itís about time that everyone admits it. Now letís move on. Well, letís not ó because thatís a false narrative, and everyone who...
  • A Palestinian ĎJournalistísí Blood Libel against Israel

    05/18/2015 5:47:06 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 18, 2015 | Ari Lieberman
    A Palestinian ‚ÄėJournalist‚Äôs‚Äô Blood Libel against IsraelPosted By Ari Lieberman On May 18, 2015 @ 12:06 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 6 Comments [1]In their ongoing quest to demonize and delegitimize the Jewish State, Palestinian ¬ďjournalists¬Ē and bloggers have resorted to distortion, obfuscation and outright falsehoods to advance their pernicious propaganda. Photos of civilian casualties or property damage are routinely photo-shopped and sometimes copied and pasted from entirely different theaters. Thus, Syrian casualties resulting from Assad¬ís barrel bomb assaults and other regime inspired atrocities are passed off as Palestinian casualties and ¬ďvictims of Israeli aggression.¬ĒOften times, these photos go viral...
  • 'Does it count as a police chase?': MSNBC under fire for tweet mocking moment cop was DRAGGED...

    05/17/2015 7:42:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/17/15 | Belinda Robinson
    'Does it count as a police chase?': MSNBC under fire for insensitive tweet mocking moment cop was DRAGGED along The news organization MSNBC landed in hot water over a provocative tweet it posted which appeared to mock a police officer who was dragged along the street by a suspect. The tweet with a video embedded in it, created a firestorm from commenters on social media and news sites. It read: 'Does it count as a police chase if you drag the cop along for the ride?' But shortly after a backlash ensued online on Saturday, the network hastily removed it...
  • DNC chair: Jeb 'would be a disaster for women' (cause he's too conservative)

    05/17/2015 10:20:16 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 16, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) said Saturday that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) would make a poor president for American women should he ever enter the White House. ďHe was a terrible governor for Florida women,Ē Wasserman Schultz tweeted. ďWould be a disaster for women across the country.Ē Wasserman Schultz, who is also the Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairwoman, was responding to an article she encountered online. [Snip] ďAnd at the end of the day, while Jebís right-wing rhetoric might make him stand out from his family, in 2016ís ultra-conservative GOP field, Jebís positons will just make him blend...
  • Stop crying moonbats: Tsarnaev jury served up justice

    05/17/2015 11:49:28 AM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 25 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 15, 2015 | Howie Carr
    Thank you, jury! In case you had any lingering doubts about the wisdom of these 12 good men and women, consider the scurvy crew thatís frothing at the mouth over the fate of the tousle-haired All-American boy on the cover of Rolling Stone. Moonbats, NPR, The Boston Globe, terrorists ó but I repeat myself. A crackpot nun was flown up here from New Orleans five times on the taxpayersí dime to gaze into Tousle Hairís dreamy brown eyes and attest to his EBT card-carrying Third World hunkiness. The Joker gives the courthouse camera the finger, and now the jury gives...
  • U.S. Republicans claim enough votes to pass fast-track trade bill

    05/17/2015 10:17:01 AM PDT · by Mariner · 62 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 17th, 2015 | By Doina Chiacu
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top Republicans predicted on Sunday that both chambers of Congress would muster the votes to pass the "fast-track" authority sought by President Barack Obama to negotiate major trade deals, despite opposition from Obama's fellow Democrats. "Yes, weíll pass it. We'll pass it later this week," Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said in an interview with ABC. Republican U.S. Representative Paul Ryan said on CNN's "State of the Union" that he was confident the measure would also pass the House of Representatives. "We will have the votes," said Ryan, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. "We're...
  • Death Sentence for Boston Bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Unsettles City He Tore Apart

    05/17/2015 10:33:53 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 74 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 16, 2015 | Katharine Q. Seelye, Abby Goodnough and Jess Bidgood
    Since a federal jury on Friday sentenced the convicted bomber to death, the [Boston Marathon] finish line suddenly seems to be a place of ambivalence. Fresh flowers are accumulating. A sense of sorrow lingers in the air. Sightseers who come to snap a photo feel a little self-conscious. Residents train their gaze on the line, and the conversations turn to death ó and disappointment. ďI was shocked,Ē said Scott Larson, 47, a records manager who works near the finish line. ďThe death penalty ó for Boston.Ē To many, the death sentence almost feels like a blot on the cityís collective...
  • Ronald Reagan doesnít live here anymore: Why itís high time liberals stop tiptoeing around race

    05/17/2015 2:22:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Salon ^ | May 16, 2015 | Elias Isquith, staff writer at Salon, focusing on politics.
    http://media.salon.com/2015/05/hillary_warren_de_blasio.jpgEarlier this week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, along with a gaggle of bored reporters and some boldfaced names in the progressive movement, unveiled a ďProgressive Agenda to Combat Income Inequality.Ē Much like the media event that accompanied its unveiling, the agenda is supposed to be understood as a kind of 21st-century, liberal version of the storied ďContract with America,Ē the PR stunt that, as legend (erroneously) has it, rocketed Newt Gingrich and the Republican Party to power after the 1994 midterm elections. As my colleague Joan Walsh reported on Thursday, this backward-looking attempt to lay out a...
  • Why Boston Is Queasy About the Tsarnaev Death Sentence

    05/16/2015 9:07:19 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 82 replies
    Politico ^ | May 16, 2015 | TOM KEANE
    BOSTON - APRIL 8: Camille Lerner, 21, of Boston, painted the words 'B Strong' on the window of Sugar Heaven on Boylston Street, across from the Finish Line where the first bomb went off, after the verdict came down in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in Boston on April 8, 2015. No victim of the Boston Marathon bombings was more poignant, perhaps, than eight-year-old Martin Richard. It was a photo of a smiling Martin, who was from Bostonís Dorchester neighborhood, holding up a handmade sign saying, ďNo more hurting people,Ē that seemed to underscore the callousness of the acts and...
  • Oops. More things that Generous George Stephanopoulos forgot to mention

    05/17/2015 8:03:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/16/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    So the dust has mostly settled now and George Stephanopoulos has apologized for making however many donations it was to the Clintons for however much money he gave them. (I’m sure his accountant will sort it all out eventually, and perhaps some younger members of his family can help him monitor his finances in the future.) And with that, we’re good, right? Nothing more to see here, so you all may as well move along.Or… not so fast. Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer, who received a rather brutal interrogation from Stephanopoulos on his show, took to the op-ed pages...
  • If Jeff Sessions' Anti-Immigration & Free Trade Stances Are the Future of the GOP, It Has No Future.

    05/17/2015 8:06:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Reason ^ | 05/16/2015 | Nick Gillespie
    In a recent Washington Post op-ed, Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions said the United States needs to curb legal immigration along with illegal immigration, and fast. We need a timeout, don't you know, and the only folks who favor letting more foreigners in are monocle-wearing, cigar-smoking elitists: High immigration rates help the financial elite (and the political elite who receive their contributions) by keeping wages down and profits up. For them, whatís not to like? That is why they have tried to enforce silence in the face of public desire for immigration reductions. They have sought to intimidate good and...
  • CIRCA 2009: GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOUS AND ABC-TV (a history of sucking-up)

    05/17/2015 5:40:33 AM PDT · by Liz · 15 replies
    FR THREAD Posted by STARWISE ^ | 2/5/09 | MEDIA BISTRO ORIGINAL STORY
    When Barack Obama took office in 2009....ABC-TV "Good Morning America" anchors and guests gushed at the (cough) 'sheer brilliance' of Obama's incoming cabinet, and referenced Obama's "team of economic gladiators"...which included "gladiator" Secy of the Treasuey Tim Geithner (who had a problem filing taxes). Predictably, ABC-TV journalist, George Stephanopoulos, (a onetime Clinton factotum) rhapsodized about the Obama picks: "We have not seen this kind of combination of star power and brain power and political muscle this early in a cabinet in our lifetimes," Steffie gushed. BACKSTORY Seems phone calls were being made between Obama's COS Rahm Emanuel and ABC-TV's George...
  • Stephanopolous Wins Dan Rather Journalism Award!

    05/16/2015 5:09:14 AM PDT · by grayhog · 16 replies
    ABC News | 5/16/15 | Satire
    Don't think this is an award yet, but it should be. Another left wing media figure trying to use their position to sway an election. Past winner was Candy Crowley.
  • Above The Flaw

    05/17/2015 5:55:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 17, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    It wasnít exactly a ďstop the presses!Ē moment, but it was still a little surprising. George Stephanopoulos, former White House communications director under President Bill Clinton and ABC News ďchief news anchor,Ē donated one and one half times the average American income to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. The $75,000 Stephanopoulos ponied up is enough to cover Chelseaís speaking fee, but who would want that? Itís pocket change for the Bill and Hillary, who wouldnít entertain the idea of sending a personalized birthday card for that price. But that price was enough to expose Stephanopoulos as what observers...
  • Stephanopoulos, ABC Have Not Fully Disclosed Clinton Ties: Schweizer

    05/16/2015 6:27:48 PM PDT · by kristinn · 30 replies
    USA Today | Saturday, May 16, 2015 | Peter Schweizer
    USA Today articles can be posted to FR using the headline and link only.. Peter Schweizer digs deeper into Stephanopulos' deep ties to the Clinton foundation showing year after year after year involvement.
  • Maher to Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Why Do Liberals ĎBlame the Victimí When It Comes to Islam?

    05/16/2015 6:33:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 15th, 2015 | Josh Feldman
    Bill Maher spoke with Ayaan Hirsi Ali tonight about a recurring topic of his, radical Islam, and spent quite a lot talking about liberal reactions to it. Maher brought up how liberals have targeted Hirsi Ali and may have also had the Muhammad cartoon contest on the brain when he asked why so many liberals, who normally ďhate blaming the victim,Ē do so when it comes to radical Islam. Hirsi Ali said sheís not sure why liberals do that
  • Liberals finally get a taste of Obama's arrogance

    05/16/2015 12:11:30 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 15, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Link only due to NY Post rules.
  • CNN anchor blames vets for Baltimore's rioting, apologizes

    04/29/2015 7:02:00 PM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 27 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | April 29, 2015 | NINA GOLGOWSKI
    CNN's Brooke Baldwin is hoping to return to the good graces of U.S. veterans with an apology after suggesting that some of them are to blame for Baltimore's rioting. The cable news anchor issued a humbling on-air mea culpa Wednesday after making her incriminating statement the day before on live TV but without offering a single scrap of evidence to support such a claim. "A lot of these young people, and I love our nation's veterans, but some of them are coming back from war, they don't know the communities, and they're ready to do battle," she told Rep. Elijah...