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  • Federal Court Releases Hold on Fast & Furious Docs Case

    07/31/2014 9:19:34 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 2 replies
    sharylattkisson.com ^ | July 31, 2014 | Sharyl Attkinsson
    An interim victory for the conservative watchdog group, Judicial Watch, which is suing the Obama administration over withheld Fast and Furious documents: a federal judge has lifted a 16-month delay in the Freedom of Information lawsuit. That means the Department of Justice must turn over an index describing all of the material it’s been holding back since September of 2012. Judicial Watch had requested all of the documents that President Obama ordered withheld from Congress under executive privilege. The ruling from U.S. District Court Judge John Bate orders the Justice Department to provide the so-called “Vaughn index” listing of documents...
  • IRS Strikes Deal With Atheists To Monitor Churches

    07/31/2014 9:18:10 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 9 replies
    First Amendment: Government's assault on religious liberty has hit a new low as the IRS settles with atheists by promising to monitor sermons for mentions of the right to life and traditional marriage. A lawsuit filed by the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) asserted that the Internal Revenue Service ignored complaints about churches' violating their tax-exempt status by routinely promoting political issues, legislation and candidates from the pulpit. Read More At Investor's Business Daily: http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/073114-711290-irs-deal-with-atheists-to-monitor-churches.htm#ixzz396vlEkL0 Follow us: @IBDinvestors on Twitter | InvestorsBusinessDaily on Facebook
  • Eric Cantor steps down as House majority leader

    07/31/2014 9:06:54 PM PDT · by Rome2000 · 15 replies
    AP ^ | July 31, 2014
    After his speech, Cantor received a standing ovation from members of both parties and shared a hug with the No. 2 House Democrat, Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland.....
  • America's progeny will ask: Why didn't they impeach him?

    07/31/2014 9:05:29 PM PDT · by Sheapdog · 4 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | July 31st 2014 | West, Diana
    How will future generations look back on our gravest national emergency of all time? And how will they regard what their forebears didn’t do about it? This will include what we didn’t do about border nullification, which collapsed the U.S. as a sovereign nation. What we didn’t do about the alignment of our foreign policy with that of jihad movements, which meant the end of liberty, also life itself, for our best allies. What we didn’t do about the growth of tyranny from corruption and Marxism in this cradle of liberty. Most of our progeny – and certainly those millions...
  • CDC Designates El Paso an Ebola Quarantine Site

    07/31/2014 8:43:42 PM PDT · by kristinn · 27 replies
    KVIA-TV ^ | Thursday, July 31, 2014 | Darren Hunt
    The Centers for Disease Control has designated El Paso as one of 20 quarantine stations for the ebola virus. The Sun City is part of a comprehensive system designed to prevent the spread of the disease in the United States. While ebola has never been detected in the U.S., that doesn't mean it can't make its way to the country. The biggest concern is at airports with international flights and ports of entry, which there are a lot of in the Borderland. SNIP The CDC released a map showing the 20 quarantine stations designated across the country, including El Paso,...
  • 6 Philadelphia Narcotics Officers Stole Half a Million Dollars From Suspects: Feds

    07/31/2014 8:37:10 PM PDT · by Ken H · 11 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | July 31, 2014 | Vince Lattanzio and Dan Stamm
    Federal agents arrested six Philadelphia Police narcotics officers as part of an ongoing corruption probe and accused the group of swiping more than half a million dollars' worth of money, drugs and other items over a period of years. “Unfortunately, a very small percentage of police officers continue to toss their oath aside and act like the very criminals they have sworn to bring to justice,” said U.S Attorney Zane David Memeger. The U.S. Attorney's Office unsealed the 26-count indictment Wednesday of the two-year joint investigation between the police department, FBI and U.S. Attorney's office. The officers, who have served...
  • Hospitals struggle with increasing number of "non-emergency" ER visits due to Medicaid expansion

    07/31/2014 8:34:48 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 7/30/2014 | Don Weber
    CYNTHIANA — The emergency rooms of Kentucky’s hospitals are facing a crisis of too many patients, but not because of an increase in illnesses, like the rest of the nation Kentucky saw an increase in non-emergency visits because more individuals have health insurance coverage. In Kentucky, more than 330,000 people became Medicaid eligible when the state expanded the program on January 1. The expansion covers residents earning up to 138% of the federal poverty rate which is $15,856. The problem is many of the patients now going to the emergency rooms are not actually facing a medical emergency. This is...
  • Barry Defends His Daddy's Polygamy

    07/31/2014 8:34:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Excellence In Broadcasting Network ^ | July 28, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: What Obama told these young African leaders was -- and I'm gonna quote this -- he said, "Female genital mutilation isn't a tradition worth hanging onto." Female genital mutilation is not a tradition worth hanging onto. Note that he didn't condemn female genital mutilation. That would have been telling Africans what to do. And he would never impose his views on 'em 'cause we're from the US and who are we. He just said, you know, this female genital mutilation, it's not worth hanging onto. But he doesn't condemn it. He just tells 'em I wouldn't hang...
  • Brian Terry Murder Suspect Extradited From Mexico

    07/31/2014 8:33:08 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 1 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson ^ | 7-31-2014 | Sharyl Attkisson
    July 31, 2014 Brian Terry Murder Suspect Extradited From Mexico Sharyl Attkisson Just a coincidence that on the day it’s announced that a federal court has ordered the Justice Department to initiate the process of turning over withheld Fast and Furious documents, the Justice Department announces another defendant in Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry’s murder has been extradited to face charges.According to a Justice Department news release, Ivan Soto-Barraza was extradited to the U.S. from Mexico today to face first degree murder charges in Terry’s December 14, 2010 shooting near Nogales, Arizona just north of the Mexico border. Of six...
  • 20 minutes after launch, hobbyist’s drone finds man missing for 3 days

    07/31/2014 8:29:07 PM PDT · by null and void · 8 replies
    Electronic Products ^ | 07/25/2014 | Jeffrey Bausch
    Model aircraft able to do what dogs, volunteers, and helicopters could not After authorities spent three days searching for a missing, elderly man in Wisconsin, a hobbyist launched his personal drone in a volunteer search effort and was able to locate the lost individual 20 minutes post launch. During the initial search phase, authorities used dogs, helicopters, and employed local volunteers to comb the Fitchburg countryside in search of Guillermo DeVenecia, an 82-year-old man suffering from Alzheimer’s. David Lesh, a drone enthusiast who uses his personal model aircraft to make videos for his skiing and snowboarding business, was in town...
  • Ted Nugent rocks Kansas City as Obama arrives just blocks from concert venue Tuesday night

    07/31/2014 8:06:27 PM PDT · by WyCoKsRepublican · 6 replies
    WyCoKsRepublican
    Ted Nugent, an American music icon and true patriot, performed at the Midland Theater in downtown Kansas City Tuesday night, about the time Obama was getting settled in for an event the next day just blocks from the Nuge concert. What a great night and the commentary about Obama being in the same neighborhood were priceless!
  • Jeff Sessions Holds the Line, Blocks Democrat Immigration Travesty

    07/31/2014 8:00:34 PM PDT · by kabar · 56 replies
    Powerline ^ | July 31, 2014 | John Hinderaker
    There was high drama on the Senate floor this evening. Harry Reid brought on for a vote President Obama’s $2.7 billion proposal to support illegals from Central America who are flooding across the border, in the form of a supplemental budget request. An extremely knowledgeable Senate insider offers this blow-by-blow account of what happened: It required 60 votes to waive that point of order. After failing to table the filled amendment tree, Sessions raised the point of order. Appropriations Committee Chair Mikulski, author of the legislation, moved to waive all points of order on the bill. Dems failed to waive...
  • Karnes immigrant detention center softens its image (Illegal alien "children")

    07/31/2014 7:58:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    KXAN-TV ^ | July 31, 2014 | Chris Sadeghi
    KARNES CITY, Texas (KXAN) — A 29-acre facility which previously housed male illegal immigrants detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has a makeover and a new purpose. The building nearly 100 miles south of Austin in Karnes City, Texas will now be the temporary home for immigrant women and children detained at the border. It will also be a much more family friendly environment. “I am pretty sure you will agree this is nothing like we have seen before,” said ICE field office director Enrique Lucero during Thursday’s media tour of the facility. Previously, the people being held at...
  • Tesla taps Reno as potential Gigafactory site

    07/31/2014 7:53:10 PM PDT · by redreno · 18 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | July 31, 2014 - 4:34pm | By ED KOMENDA
    It’s official: Tesla Motors has broken ground on a stretch of land outside Reno that could serve as the site for its forthcoming $5 billion battery factory. But not so fast: they’re not the only one in the mix. In a letter to shareholders, Tesla CEO Elon Musk was careful in saying the Reno site “could potentially be” the location for the Gigafactory, expected to create 6,500 jobs. “Consistent with out strategy to identify and break ground on multiple sites, we continue to evaluate other locations in Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas,” Musk wrote. The news followed weeks of...
  • Why Mitt Romney is perfectly poised for a comeback in 2016

    07/31/2014 7:42:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    The Week ^ | July 31, 2014 | Matt K. Lewis
    Nobody has ever rooted for that scrappy Romney kid to overcome the odds. Until, maybe, now. Perhaps it says something about us that our most interesting presidential candidates swear they won't run for president. This is true of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and it's increasingly true of Mitt Romney. As regular readers of this column know, I've never been much of a Romney booster. I've also expressed skepticism about the notion he would run again. But let's not let "a foolish consistency" cloud our judgment. There is reason to believe that a third try wouldn't be an absurd venture. First, in...
  • Boko Haram Using Kidnapped Girls as Suicide Bombers?

    07/31/2014 7:42:16 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 1 replies
    International Business Times ^ | July 31, 2014 | Ludovica Iaccino
    Boko Haram Mass Abduction: Fears Chibok Girls Being Used as Suicide Bombers Fears are growing that Boko Haram terror group is using the 220 girls it abducted in Chibok last April as suicide bombers. Speculations come as two students were killed and eight were injured in a suicide bombing at a university in Kano, northwest Nigeria. Information Nigeria reported the suicide bomber was a girl. Thirteen people were later killed as two women blew themselves up in two mosques in the town of Potiskum, Yobe State. The same day, Nigerian authorities arrested two suspected Boko Haram members travelling with a...
  • OOPS: Debbie Wasserman-Schultz Makes Big Gaffe, Reveals the Truth About Obama

    07/31/2014 7:40:22 PM PDT · by montag813 · 38 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-31-2014 | Jason DeWitt
    by Jason DeWitt | Top Right NewsA gaffe? Or Freudian slip? Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL and DNC Chairwoman) made a stunning comment on Obama's pet network, MSNBC, accidentally revealing the truth about her boss: (House Republicans) will be voting for the first time in American history to sue the President of the United States for doing his job.And doing his job actually less often, and a rate that is lower than any President since Grover Cleveland. Um...sure. Who are we to disagree? WATCH:
  • Federal Paralegals Had No Work, So They Surfed The Internet [$80k-$100k Per Year!]

    07/31/2014 7:36:09 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 31, 2014 | Lisa Rein
    Federal Paralegals Had No Work, So They Surfed the Internet 101 More By Lisa Rein July 31 Dozens of federal employees at an obscure agency that handles appeals of patent applications went years with so little work to do that they collected salaries — and even bonuses — while they surfed the Internet, did laundry, exercised and watched television, an investigation has found. The employees, paralegals making $60,000 to $80,000 a year, were idle with full knowledge of their immediate bosses and multiple layers of managers and judges who “sat on their hands” waiting for work to give them, a...
  • CIA director apologizes to Senate leaders

    07/31/2014 7:14:07 PM PDT · by Mariner · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 31st, 2014 | KEN DILANIAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — An internal CIA investigation has found that agency officers improperly accessed Senate computers earlier this year in a dispute over interrogation documents, prompting CIA Director John Brennan to abandon his defiant posture in the matter and apologize to Senate intelligence committee leaders. Brennan has convened an internal accountability board chaired by former Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Indiana, that will examine whether the CIA officers should be disciplined, said his spokesman, Dean Boyd. The agency officers searched the computers without permission for information gathered in the course of a Senate investigation into the CIA's interrogation techniques. The summary of...
  • Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung hit by massive gas explosion

    07/31/2014 6:46:58 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 31 July 2014 | Chris Johnston
    Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung hit by massive gas explosion Deaths reported after leak in sewerage system causes 'white fog' which exploded Chris Johnston theguardian.com, Thursday 31 July 2014 21.14 BST At least 15 people have been killed and more than 230 injured by explosions in a southern Taiwanese city thought to have been caused by a gas leak in the sewerage system. Witnesses said that gas leaks began at about 9pm local time in Kaohsiung. The leaking gas formed a white fog, which then ignited and sparked massive explosions on several streets, China's Central News Agency reported.
  • GOP Tells Obama to Ignore Congress One Day After Suing Him for Ignoring Congress

    07/31/2014 6:42:43 PM PDT · by Mariner · 11 replies
    The Wire ^ | July 31st, 2014 | Russell Berman
    On Wednesday, House Republicans sued President Obama for acting on his own without approval from Congress. On Thursday, House Republicans told President Obama he should act on his own to fix the border crisis. The messaging whiplash resulted from Speaker John Boehner's failure – so far – to pass a Republican spending bill that would provide $659 million to help stem the child migrant crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border. In a statement following the decision to abruptly scrap a vote on the measure, Boehner and his fellow GOP leaders tried to put the onus back on Obama, saying the president...
  • Boehner on Border Crisis: 'Doing Something is Better than Doing Nothing' (BARF ALERT!)

    07/31/2014 6:25:10 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 31 Jul 2014, | Caroline May
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congress must do something to alleviate the ongoing crisis at the border, and President Obama’s plan to take more unilateral action on immigration reform will make the crisis worse, House Speaker John Boehner argued Thursday. “The crisis on the border is one of the president’s own making, but he still hasn’t learned his lesson,” Boehner told reporters at his weekly press conference. “Now he has threatened to rewrite the law and take more unilateral action on immigration in the coming months. Let me just be clear, such action would create an even greater incentive for more illegal...
  • IRS Strikes Deal With Atheists To Monitor Churches

    07/31/2014 6:16:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    Investors.com ^ | July 31, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    First Amendment: Government's assault on religious liberty has hit a new low as the IRS settles with atheists by promising to monitor sermons for mentions of the right to life and traditional marriage. A lawsuit filed by the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) asserted that the Internal Revenue Service ignored complaints about churches' violating their tax-exempt status by routinely promoting political issues, legislation and candidates from the pulpit. The FFRF has temporarily withdrawn its suit in return for the IRS's agreement to monitor sermons and homilies for proscribed speech that the foundation believes includes things like condemnation of gay...
  • Confirmed: Illegal Alien Kids Will Be Going to Publicly Funded Charter School in Texas

    07/31/2014 6:07:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7/31/14 | Bryan Preston
    KRGV reports that a refurbished detention center in Karnes City, TX, will be used to house hundreds of women and children who crossed into Texas illegally. The center’s rooms, called “suites,” have only been used to house adult illegal aliens in the past, but with the recent surge of unaccompanied minors from Central America, it will now be used to house kids too. KRGV’s story says that the illegal aliens will only be housed at the center for an average of 23 days, or that’s the fe
  • Supreme Court upholds Scott Walker Act 10 union law

    07/31/2014 5:57:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | July 31, 2014 | Jason Stein, Jason Silverstein and Patrick Marley
    Madison — The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld Gov. Scott Walker's signature labor legislation Thursday,delivering an election-year affirmation to the governor in one of the three major rulings issued by the justices on union bargaining, election law and same-sex couples. In addition to ruling Walker's labor law constitutional, the state's highest court also upheld the state's voter ID law and a 2009 law providing limited benefits to gay and lesbian couples, leaving liberals with one consolation to soften the sting of the two larger conservative victories. "Our courts have continued to give deference to our Legislature and in all three of...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 1 August 2014

    07/31/2014 5:55:18 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 47 replies
    July 31, 2014 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music.After another crazy week, some of us are ready for an umbrella drink. Or maybe a tall brew? No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a glass and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe....
  • Evan Sayet: How Liberals Reach the Tops of Their Professions

    07/31/2014 5:53:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/31/14
    f the Modern Liberal is in fact as stupid as I believe him to be, then how is one to explain the fact that so many Liberals rise to the very pinnacle of their professions? If Nancy Pelosi is stupid, how did she become the Speaker of the House of Representatives? If Katie Couric is stupid, how did she become the most recent recipient of the Walter Cronkite award for “excellence” in television journalism. If Henry Gates and Ward Churchill are stupid, how did they become tenured professors? In this short video, I explain the otherwise
  • Brent Budowsky: John Kerry is right (He's serious)

    07/31/2014 5:45:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 30, 2014 | Brent Budowsky
    Robert Kennedy, speaking of John Kennedy, using words they would both probably use to praise John Kerry, said that JFK’s favorite quote was this: “The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in times of moral crisis preserve their neutrality.” This quote from Dante, derived from his Inferno, describes the way Kerry performs his role as secretary of State. Kerry clearly envisioned and passionately warned that the people of Israel and Palestine must choose between two alternative futures. The first future is the negotiated creation of a two-state solution that would leave Israel and a new state of...
  • Arab Leaders, Viewing Hamas as Worse Than Israel, Stay Silent

    07/31/2014 5:34:40 PM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7-31-14 | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
    CAIRO — Battling Palestinian militants in Gaza two years ago, Israel found itself pressed from all sides by unfriendly Arab neighbors to end the fighting. Not this time. After the military ouster of the Islamist government in Cairo last year, Egypt has led a new coalition of Arab states — including Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates — that has effectively lined up with Israel in its fight against Hamas, the Islamist movement that controls the Gaza Strip. That, in turn, may have contributed to the failure of the antagonists to reach a negotiated cease-fire even after more...
  • No home for Israel inside the Democratic Party

    07/31/2014 5:33:25 PM PDT · by SJackson · 33 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 07/31/2014 | GIDON BEN-ZVI
    Slaves to gut emotion, and averse to rigorous academic research, liberals do not bother to figure out who is right or wrong in any conflict. It's official: the Democratic Party has abandoned Israel to its fate. This development has nothing to do with that most ancient of hatreds, anti-Semitism. Rather, in an age when a compelling narrative increasingly trumps a cold, hard history lesson, Israel's version of the events leading up to Operation Protective Edge, while factually sound, is a snoozer. The results of a recent Pew Research Center poll revealed the largest partisan gap in forty years on the...
  • Leftist Canadian author explains her slow drift to the right

    07/31/2014 5:32:00 PM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | July 13, 2014 | Michael Posner
    Faced with increasing anti-Semitism on campus masquerading as anti-Zionism, Nora Gold found herself filled with ‘impotent fury’ — and the impetus for her novel ORONTO — After living in Israel for several years, a Canadian woman returns home to pursue a post-graduate degree. In Israeli political terms, she has been a confirmed Lefty, active in peace organizations, committed to an equitable two-state resolution of the ancient Arab-Israeli conflict. Back in North America, however, she finds herself immersed in a toxic academic milieu of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic sentiment. The safe, familiar ground of civilized debate is giving way to ugly polemic....
  • UKRAINE: Map showing the location of Russian troops on the border with Ukraine

    Russian troops in recent days has stepped up its positions near the Ukrainian border, firing position of the Ukrainian army mortar and artillery Word and deed has prepared a draft map explaining the location of RUSSIAN troops near the Ukrainian border. According to the Pentagon, more than 10 thousand. Russian soldiers combined-arms tactical units concentrated on the border with Ukraine. The battalions are composed of infantry, armour, artillery and air defence. Such data led the United States Department of Defense spokesman, Rear Admiral John Kirby. 30 July in the Rostov region at the two checkpoints on the Russian-Ukrainian granicepribyla OSCE...
  • The Left Hate Israel Because It Is Everything They Despise: Capitalist, Conservative and Patriotic

    07/31/2014 5:26:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Breitbart's London ^ | July 31, 2014 | Russell Taylor
    Everyone from liberal journalists to a member of the English cricket team is gunning for Israel at the moment. The Independent describes it as ‘rogue state’. The Guardian considers the Israeli 'occupation' of Gaza as a 'shameful injustice'. Meanwhile, cricketer Moeen Ali has pledged his support for the Palestinians by sporting 'Free Gaza' wristbands. Respectable opinion knows which side wears the black hats in this conflict. What is it about Israel that arouses so much anger? Is it because it's a theocratic state, committed to destroying its neighbour, which uses civilians as human shields, tortures and kills its political opponents,...
  • From Mosul to Jerusalem

    07/31/2014 5:24:31 PM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies
    Mosaic Magazine ^ | July, 2014 | Matti Friedman
    By winning wars and becoming sovereign, the Jews of the Middle East have inverted the regional order of things, and been spared the fate of other native minorities. I was thrilled to have two such outstanding writers and scholars as André Aciman and Aryeh Tepper respond to “Mizrahi Nation,” and I’m grateful to each of them. I’ll offer a few brief comments on their contributions, but I’d like to begin on a different, if related, note. Over the past few weeks, in a part of Iraq that is closer to my home in Jerusalem than Detroit is to New York,...
  • Tea Party out-muscles Boehner on border-security funding

    07/31/2014 5:18:12 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 31, 2014 | By Richard Cowan
    A bill to fund border security blew up in House Speaker John Boehner's face on Thursday, leaving Republicans in disarray and struggling to reconcile Tea Party demands with the need to deal with a humanitarian crisis on the southwestern border with Mexico. Tea Party-backed Senator Ted Cruz of Texas had his fingerprints all over Thursday's debacle for Boehner. Cruz, a potential 2016 presidential contender, had lobbied his House Republican colleagues to reject the legislation on the grounds that it was too timid. Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski tried to contrast her party's approach to that of Republicans when, during...
  • Californians To See Increase In Health Plan Costs

    07/31/2014 5:15:39 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    ap ^ | July 31, 2014 4:07 PM
    Californians buying individual health plans on the state’s exchange will see their premiums rise by an average of 4.2 percent in 2015, about half the increase the industry has seen in the past three years, officials announced Thursday. ... According to the exchange, about 16 percent of consumers will see their rates stay flat or go down. About a third will see an increase of less than 5 percent, and 36 percent will see their premiums go up between 5 percent and 8 percent. And 13 percent will see premium increases of more than 8 percent. The preliminary rates will...
  • Suspect In Fatal USC Attack Entered Country Illegally, Feds Say [Who Else Has Blood On Their Hands?]

    07/31/2014 5:13:28 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 21 replies
    LATimes ^ | July 31, 2014
    Suspect In Fatal USC Attack Entered Country Illegally, Feds Say A 19-year-old charged with murder in connection with last week's fatal assault on a USC graduate student told immigration officials that he entered the country illegally about seven years ago, a federal official said. The official, who was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter, said Jonathan DelCarmen made the comments during an interview at a Los Angeles County jail where he is being held in connection with the death of Xinran Ji, 24. A spokeswoman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed that an immigration detainer had been placed...
  • One thought on the war in Gaza

    07/31/2014 5:12:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Perhaps I’m missing something in all of the outcry over the Israeli action in Gaza, but what, really, is Israel supposed to do? What’s the right response to having a country on your border that sponsors – openly – rocket attacks on your territory, and has built a network of tunnels under the border and a whole terror infrastructure from which its operatives can enter the territory and attack your citizens? How would we respond if Mexico did this – not just some rogue band of Mexican “drug lords,” but the Mexican people, acting through their elected representatives? Or to...
  • UKRAINE: The Security Service of Ukraine Presents Evidence of Military Terrorism from Russia

    07/31/2014 5:06:56 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com
    Burko News ^ | July 31, 2014 | Oxana
    By the decision of the President of Ukraine, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) revealed the evidence collected during July 2014 testifying to the military aggression of Russia against Ukraine. This includes evidence of the shelling of Ukrainian cities and the killing citizens, as well of evidence of the conveying of weapons into our territory. The head of the SBU presented this evidence today at a news briefing at the office of the Security Service of Ukraine. “The evidence base in our possession proves the military terrorism from Russia”, — said the he Head of the Security Service of Ukraine...
  • OBAMA TO PAY ILLEGALS: Offer All You Can Eat Meals, Free Cable TV, Lawyers, Medical & Dental

    07/31/2014 5:00:49 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7-31-2014 | Andrew Marcus
    The Obama administration will pay Illegal aliens to work at a new ICE detention center that features amenities most poor American families can only dream of: All you can eat meals, a beauty parlor, flat screen TVs with cable, free lawyers, doctors, dentists, a workout gym and more on a 29 acre complex.ICE proudly showed off to the media on Thursday a renovated detention center for illegal alien families in Karnes City, Texas.The center, which previously held male illegal aliens being detained by ICE, will be contracted to hold illegal alien families comprised of women and children to help handle...
  • Obama to Pay Illegal Aliens; Offer All You Can Eat Meals, Free Cable TV, Lawyers, Medical & Dental

    07/31/2014 4:57:57 PM PDT · by kristinn · 51 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Thursday, July 31, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    The Obama administration will pay Illegal aliens to work at a new ICE detention center that features amenities most poor American families can only dream of: All you can eat meals, a beauty parlor, flat screen TVs with cable, free lawyers, doctors, dentists, a workout gym and more on a 29 acre complex. ICE proudly showed off to the media on Thursday a renovated detention center for illegal alien families in Karnes City, Texas. The center, which previously held male illegal aliens being detained by ICE, will be contracted to hold illegal alien families comprised of women and children to...
  • Owners of Dogs that Killed Livonia Jogger In the Country Illegally

    07/31/2014 4:46:13 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 29 replies
    Patch.com ^ | July 31, 2014 | Beth Dalbey
    The owners of two dogs that mauled and killed jogger from Livonia last week are in the country illegally and have been fighting deportation proceedings for several years, according to media reports. Now, Albania national Valbona Lacaj, 44, and her Italian husband, Sebastiano Quagliata, 45, may face involuntary manslaughter charges, the Detroit Free Press reports. Their Cane Corso dogs attacked and killed Craig Sytsma, 46, as he jogged past the couple’s Metamora home on July 23. It was the third attack by the large Italian dogs – mastiff-type dogs the American Kennel Club describes as “noble, majestic and powerful in...
  • Amid opposition by Sen. Ted Cruz, House GOP border funding bill stalls

    07/31/2014 4:35:02 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 31, 2014 | By LISA MASCARO
    House Speaker John A. Boehner was always expected to have trouble passing emergency funds for the crisis at the Southwestern border -- but Republican Sen. Ted Cruz made his job impossible. Cruz, the hard-line Texas Republican, has been working behind the scenes to stir up conservative opposition to a House GOP plan to approve $659 million to secure the border and handle the flow of unaccompanied immigrant youths. And it worked. Amid disarray, House GOP leaders canceled Thursday's vote after it was clear they did not have the votes. House GOP leaders bristled at the senator's interference on their turf....
  • Bay City (MI) facility to house Central American children, teen refugees beginning in August

    07/31/2014 4:23:39 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 17 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | July 31, 2014 | Andrew Dodson
    BAY CITY, MI — Wellspring Lutheran Services has secured a federal contract to provide short-term shelter at its Bay City facility for unauthorized immigrant children and teens from Central America. Wellspring CEO David Gehm said Thursday, July 31, that the nonprofit is partnering with Lutheran Social Services of Michigan to provide care and services for the undocumented youths. According to Gehm, 24 boys and girls, ages 6-13, will be housed at Wellspring's Bay City facility at 304 N. Tuscola Road. That facility currently serves as a foster home for teens who are transitioning into independent living. Those youths will be...
  • Ebola outbreak: Royal Air Force 'on standby' to bring back infected Brits

    07/31/2014 4:19:37 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 52 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7-30-14 | Sarah Knapton
    The Royal Air Force could be called in to bring back UK citizens infected with the deadly Ebola disease from West Africa. David Cameron has said that Ebola outbreak is a ‘very serious threat’ to the UK and the foreign secretary, Philip Hammond, is preparing to chair an emergency meeting today on how to tighten Britain’s defences against the virus. Major Thomas Fletcher, of the Royal Army Medical Corps said it was likely the meeting would discuss putting the military on alert to ‘repatriate’ Britons infected with the disease. The Royal Air Force’s Infection Prevention Control Team is likely to...
  • Manufacuturers' study: New EPA rules could cost Arkansas 10,000 jobs

    07/31/2014 4:15:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    The City Wire ^ | July 31, 2014 | by Wesley Brown
    A study released by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) on Thursday said the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new ozone standards could cause Arkansas to lose more than 10,000 jobs, pay more than $240 million in environmental compliance costs, and shut down most of the state’s coal-fired electric generation. “Manufacturing in the United States is making a comeback, and we’re reducing emissions at the same time, but tightening the current ozone standard to near unachievable levels would serve as a self-inflicted wound to the U.S. economy at the worst possible time,” NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons said. “This rule...
  • Halbig plaintiffs file petition for Writ to SCOTUS

    07/31/2014 4:14:12 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 11 replies
    Brief at link. Halbig plaintiffs file petition for Writ to SCOTUS
  • Bullet kills sleeping boy: 8-year-old Detroit boy gunned down while sleeping

    07/31/2014 4:14:06 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 10 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 07/31/2014 | Linsey Bald
    Stray bullets blasted through the wall of a Detroit townhouse struck and killed a sleeping boy early Wednesday morning. Police responded to a townhouse at the Brewster-Douglass housing projects on Detroit’s east side at approximately 1:30 a.m. Wednesday morning and found Jakari Pearson in the street, bleeding out from a bullet wound to his chest. Writes The Associated Press via MSN news on July 30: “Sporadic gunfire isn't an unusual sound in the Brewster Homes public housing complex in Detroit,
  • EPA's proposed ozone rules could choke Louisiana industry, business group says

    07/31/2014 4:07:14 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | July 31, 2014 | By Jennifer Larino
    Louisiana businesses and consumers could face one of the most expensive federal regulations in history, according to a new study released Thursday (July 31) by the National Association of Manufacturers, an industry advocacy group. The study, conducted for the association by NERA Economic Consulting, estimates it will cost Louisiana companies $189 billion over two decades to comply with new limits on ozone emissions the Environmental Protection Agency is slated to propose later this year. The report says the Louisiana economy stands to lose as much as $53 billion in gross state product and nearly 117,000 jobs per year if the...
  • Teen raped on lawn at Keith Urban show, police say (Multiple Witnesses Did Nothing)

    07/31/2014 4:02:08 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 38 replies
    CNN via WFSB ^ | 07/30/2014 | Alan Duke
    A teenage girl was raped at the same Keith Urban show where 20 people got so drunk they were hospitalized, police said. The attack happened in front of a large crowd of other concertgoers on the lawn of the Xfinity Center, an outdoor amphitheater in Mansfield, Massachusetts, on Saturday night, a police statement said. The rape ended when a woman in the crowd pushed the alleged attacker off the victim and he fled, police said.