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  • Morning Joe Friction Over Whether Pierson Was Affirmative Action Hire Has Geist Smirking at Mika

    10/01/2014 5:42:37 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Imus would call it a "tension convention." There was palpable friction among members of the Morning Joe team today on the question of whether Secret Service Director Julia Pierson was an affirmative action hire. By the end, the almost unfailingly affable Willie Geist was smirking in frustration at Mika Brzezinski. When Brzezinski first broached the sensitive-for-liberals subject, she suggested that she was going to go further than her male colleagues dared. But by the time she circled back to the topic, Mika had for some reason lost her nerve. She was suddenly so cautious that Donny Deutsch chided her for...
  • CARROLL: Energy grid not free for all

    10/01/2014 5:39:18 AM PDT · by rellimpank
    Rapid City Journal ^ | 01 oct 2014 | Frank Carroll
    It seems counter-intuitive and more than a little greedy to spend tens of thousands of dollars building green energy facilities so you can live off the grid and then fight the power company because they aren’t paying you for the extra power you give back to the grid. Let’s have our cake and eat it, too. Most people invest in solar panels and wind energy to relieve themselves of the burden and insecurity of depending on the giant energy grid most of us depend upon. And it is a dependable grid. Not having power in America is not common and...
  • 60 Percent of Voters Want Obamacare to Be Repealed

    10/01/2014 5:38:34 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10/1/14 | Jeffrey H Anderson
    A new poll finds that three-fifths of likely voters support the repeal of Obamacare. A large plurality — 44 percent — wants to see Obamacare repealed replaced with a conservative alternative. A much smaller group —16 percent — wants to see it repealed but not replaced. Less than one in three respondents — 32 percent — would like to keep Obamacare, whether in its current form or in amended form. So, with a conservative alternative in play, 60 percent of Americans support repeal, while only 32 percent oppose it.
  • Ebola Flies Into Dallas

    10/01/2014 5:36:53 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 30, 2014 | Neil Munro
    An Ebola victim has flown in from Liberia and has now been placed in an isolation ward at a Dallas hospital. “This individual left Liberia on the 19th of September, arrived in the U.S. on the 20th of September [and] had no symptoms when departing Liberia or when entering this country,” said Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Officials said the man left the disease-stricken country of Liberia to visit with friends in the United States. They did not say if the man left Liberia for the United States because he had contacted the disease,...
  • Mexico Pays To Help Its Citizens Avoid Deportation From The U.S. (NPR)

    10/01/2014 5:36:22 AM PDT · by Drango · 1 replies
    NPR ^ | Sept 30 '14 | Hansi Lo Wang
    Mexico is helping some of its citizens apply for a controversial immigration program in the U.S. called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. Mexican consulates, like this one in Houston, are helping some unauthorized immigrants from Mexico pay application fees for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. i Since the Obama administration created the program in 2012, more than 580,000 unauthorized immigrants brought to the U.S. as minors have received temporary relief from deportation and been given work permits that last for at least two years. But 45 percent of those who are eligible for DACA have not...
  • I want a sex change again: Transsexual who had £10,000 surgery on NHS wants to become a man again

    10/01/2014 5:36:07 AM PDT · by dead · 8 replies
    A transsexual who had a £10,000 sex change on the NHS to become a woman now wants the taxpayer to foot the bill for a further £14,000 of surgery so she can become a man again. Chelsea Attonley, 30, who was born a boy and called Matthew, said she now finds being a woman 'exhausting', is tired of putting on make-up and wearing heels, and now accepts that she should always have stayed a man... But now, seven years after surgery to become a woman, Chelsea wants to go back to being a man - and wants the taxpayer to...
  • Unamed Pentagon Official: The President is lying to America

    10/01/2014 5:27:03 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-1-14 | "Joseph Miller"
    Joseph Miller is the pen name for a ranking Department of Defense official with a background in U.S. special operations and combat experience in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has worked in strategic planning. President Barack Obama has taken a lot of flack since his Sunday night “60 Minutes” interview, in which he blamed the intelligence community for his failure to tackle the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. And that is right and proper. Because not only was his excuse of blaming us a lie, but when questioned on his lie, White House press secretary Josh...
  • Are we headed for recall redux? (Wisconsin governor's race)

    10/01/2014 5:25:54 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 4 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 01 oct 2014 | Christian Schneider
    On Monday, first lady Michelle Obama swooped in to Milwaukee to help reinvigorate a struggling Mary Burke for governor campaign. Weighed down by accusations that her staff plagiarized large portions of her jobs plan, Burke called upon Obama to do a little cheerleading for the Democratic base. "We need to be just as passionate and as hungry as we were back in 2008 and 2012," Obama told the crowd. "They're assuming we won't be organized and energized. And only we can prove them wrong." Well, not quite. Perhaps the first lady can be forgiven for not following Wisconsin politics that...
  • Tea Party revolt imperils Kansas

    10/01/2014 5:16:55 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 16 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 9/30/14 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Kansas Tea Party supporters are threatening to sit out the state’s pivotal Senate election, potentially dealing another blow to the reelection hopes of Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.). Though schisms within the GOP base rarely have such an outsized impact on a general election contest, the lack of support from the conservative base could be devastating to the vulnerable Roberts’s chances against surging independent Greg Orman. Multiple sources tell The Hill that a group of Tea Party leaders in the state are meeting Wednesday to try to decide whether they should go to bat for the incumbent this fall or sit...
  • The logic in exporting U.S. oil

    10/01/2014 5:11:33 AM PDT · by thackney · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 28, 2014 | Robert J. Samuelson
    ...By all logic, we should be working to sustain the boom. We aren’t, and therein lies a classic example of how good policy is held hostage to bad politics and public relations. What would promote continued exploration is a lifting of the current U.S. ban on exporting crude oil. Let producers sell into the world market. But that seems (wrongly) an unjustified giveaway to industry. The public perceptions are atrocious. Hardly anyone expected the oil boom, with some notable exceptions — prominently Harold Hamm, who pioneered North Dakota’s Bakken field. “Fracking” (the injection of pressurized water into fields to make...
  • PD: Police arrest wrong-way driver speeding 100 mph with kids in vehicle

    10/01/2014 5:03:43 AM PDT · by areukiddingme1 · 5 replies
    Click2Houston.com ^ | Sep 15 2014 11:14:54 PM CDT | Ryan Korsgard
    SHENANDOAH, Texas - A quick-thinking, local police officer protected a string of drivers from a car going the wrong way on the highway. Shenandoah police Sgt. Gary Sharpen started zig-zagging back and fourth on Interstate 45 northbound when the Montgomery County Sheriff's deputies called saying there was a driver headed the wrong way against traffic Friday night.
  • Chicago Police Chief: iPhone the ‘Phone of Choice for the Pedophile’

    10/01/2014 5:01:50 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    mediaite ^ | 9-26-14 | Josh Feldman
    The information leaked by Edward Snowden last year raised the public consciousness quite a bit about user privacy and security in using certain services (not to mention the hope that companies won’t be that willing to acquiesce to government requests for user information). In recent weeks, Apple CEO Tim Cook has been emphasizing a new focus on user security and encryption. Both Apple and Google have implemented stronger data encryption so it’s harder to compromise user data. The problem is, however, that it would be harder for law enforcement to access that data too. And FBI Director James Comey isn’t...
  • Incompetence Running Wild Under Obama

    10/01/2014 4:59:59 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 9 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 9/30/2014 | IBD Staff
    In his first inaugural address, Obama promised that "those of us who manage the public's dollars will be held to account." Maybe he'll get around to that after his 200th round of golf.
  • Rosie O'Donnell: Penalizing NFL Player For Muslim Prayer "Propels Us To War"

    10/01/2014 4:55:02 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 29 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 1, 2014 | Breitbart News
    On Tuesday, Rosie O'Donnell, the obnoxious 9/11 truther who has made her share of racist comments, thinks that a 15-yard penalty against Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah for a Muslim prayer in the end zone on Monday night is reflective of a systemic anti-Muslim bias that can propel the country to war.
  • Elbert Guillory: Mary Landrieu is Not Helping Blacks

    10/01/2014 4:51:58 AM PDT · by 1010RD · 10 replies
    FreeAtLast PAC ^ | 9/29/14 | Elbert Guillory
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEjqRLjP7Io "You are not Mary's cause and you are certainly not her charity. You are just a vote - nothing less, nothing more. You are just a means to an end, so that she remains in power."
  • Second case of Ebola reported in Dallas (radio)

    10/01/2014 4:49:10 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 57 replies
    www.freerepublic.com ^ | 10/1/2014 | Dallas59
    Just heard on the radio (WBAP) that a family member of the man with Ebola is now sick with the stuff.
  • CAIR Asks For Clarification Before NFL Announces Player Shouldn't Have Been Penalized (Shorten)

    10/01/2014 4:43:55 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 1, 2014 | Breitbart News
    After Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah was penalized for "going to the ground" and engaging in an Islamic prayer after returning a Tom Brady interception for a touchdown on Monday Night Football, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) pressured the NFL to "clarify its policies" on "unsportsmanlike conduct" penalties.
  • Glenn Beck’s Theory on the Real Reason Why the U.S. Bombed the Khorasan Group in Syria

    10/01/2014 4:41:03 AM PDT · by ZachJones · 5 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 30, 2014 | Erica Ritz
    Glenn Beck presented a theory Tuesday about why the United States bombed targets from the Khorasan group last week, saying it’s possible that the United States did it to help prop up the Iranian government in return for increased cooperation from Iran’s leaders. “It is a theory, but remember, my theory was that you were being lied to in great detail on Benghazi,” Beck said on his television program. “I think this is going to fall in the same thing. I have an answer that nobody else does. [But] I want you to know again, it is a theory.” Beck...
  • Eric Holder’s exit leaves a complicated vacuum to fill

    10/01/2014 4:37:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 30, 2014 | Ruth Marcus
    ".....Why wasn’t the White House, which knew for months that Eric H. Holder Jr. was itching to leave, ready to roll with a successor? More important, given Holder’s foot inching toward the door, why did it not time this departure more intelligently — rather than having it arrive just before an election and the prospect of Democrats losing control of the Senate? Once again, this being baseball playoff season, can’t anybody here play this game? After six years, apparently not. These questions matter not because of what they tell us about the Holder situation but because of what they say...
  • 7TH ARMY 9 MILES FROM BELFORT AS IT DRIVES INTO VOSGES PASSES (10/1/44)

    10/01/2014 4:17:04 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 7 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 10/1/44 | E.C. Daniel, Gene Currivan, W.H. Lawrence, Will Lissner, Charles Hurd, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • Boeing VP rips Congress over Ex-Im Bank

    10/01/2014 4:06:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 1, 2014 | Kevin Cirilli
    A top Boeing official criticized Congress on Tuesday for failing to pass a long-term reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank. He also argued that an extension of the Bank’s charter until next summer leaves supporters in a worse position than they were in before. “Mostly far-right political consultants, think tanks and congressmen banded together in a fit of ideological road rage to kill the bank,” Boeing senior vice president Timothy Keating said in prepared remarks at an aerospace conference in Everett, Wash. “The temporary extension recently enacted in many respects leaves us worse off than before,” Keating continued. “The extension is...
  • Government Desperation Is Increasing

    10/01/2014 4:00:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/1/2014 | Monty Pelerin
    p>Government beneficence is mostly a myth based on the following assumptions: It is necessary.It is good.It makes outcomes better than they otherwise would be. Point number one, the necessity of government, is true up to a point. There is arguably some limited set of functions that might better be performed jointly rather than separately. Extreme libertarians believe otherwise, suggesting there is virtually no role for government. Our Founders disagreed and provided for a quite limited role in the founding documents. The second two conditions, at least given what our government does today, are increasingly disputed by those who look at...
  • The Throat-Clearing President vs. the Throat-Cutting Terrorists

    10/01/2014 3:57:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 10/1/2014 | Ben Shapiro
    Last week, President Obama spoke to the United Nations about the growing threat of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. In the course of that speech, he discussed a wide variety of threats to Western civilization, ranging from Ebola to global warming, from chaos in Syria to China’s incursions in the South China Sea. The speech seemed unfocused, meandering. But it held together thanks to one common thread: Barack Obama believes that words solve everything. Particularly his own.Obama’s narcissism isn’t mere arrogance. It’s messianism. It’s pure faith that his verbiage can alter the course of history. “We are here,”...
  • Iran’s President is Not Telling the Truth [no kidding]

    10/01/2014 3:53:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Rudaw ^ | 10/1/2014 | Ava Homa
    Unlike his predecessor, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani does not talk of wiping Israel off the map or claim that homosexuality does not exist in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Yet, what he told the world from the podium of the UN General Assembly last week, and in an interview with CNN during his stay US stay, was no less shameless and false than the outrageous comments of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the man who occupied the Iranian presidency just before. Since his election in June last year, Iranians and the world have watched Rouhani with cautious optimism. They have been waiting to...
  • Taliban unleash twin suicide attacks in Kabul

    10/01/2014 3:50:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    AFP ^ | 10/1/2014
    Two Taliban suicide bombers hit army buses in Kabul on Wednesday with initial reports of six people killed in the twin attack, police said, one day after the new Afghan government signed a deal for U.S. troops to stay in the country. The Taliban, who strongly opposed the U.S. agreement, claimed responsibility for the two early-morning attacks on vehicles carrying military employees to work in the capital. “There have been two suicide attacks targeting buses carrying Afghan national army personnel,” Farid Afzali, chief of the city’s police investigation department, told AFP. “Initial reports say six military people and civilians were...
  • ISIS behead captured Kurds in Syria

    10/01/2014 3:48:50 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    AP ^ | 10/1/2014
    Activists say ISIS militants have beheaded nine Kurdish fighters, including three women, captured in clashes near the Syria-Turkey border. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Wednesday that the nine Kurds were captured during fighting over the northern Syrian town of Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab. There have been fierce clashes around Kobani since mid-September, when ISIS launched an assault to seize the area. The Observatory also says that dozens of militants and Kurdish fighters were killed in clashes overnight.
  • Navy sailors mistrust leaders, 90 percent see admirals as ‘risk averse’

    10/01/2014 3:28:36 AM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 30, 2014 | Rowan Scarborough
    Navy sailors harbor “widespread mistrust” in the admirals who command them, complaining of poor leadership and a disciplinary environment that tolerates absolutely no mistakes, says a survey of the fleet. The disgruntlement runs deepest in the officer corps, where scores of commanders have been relieved of duty in recent years.
  • Anita Baker Sued by Her Lawyer Over Unpaid Wages

    10/01/2014 3:24:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Ace Show Biz ^ | 10/1/14
    The Grammy-winning songstress has been slapped with a $150,000 lawsuit after she allegedly failed to pay a lawyer who represented her earlier this year.
  • Drone Shows Thousands Filling Hong Kong Streets

    10/01/2014 3:08:12 AM PDT · by csvset · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sep 29, 2014 | Nero Chan
    Video at source. Thousands of demonstrators turned out in downtown Hong Kong on September 29 to support a protest over Beijing’s decision to reject calls for open nominations for the election of Hong Kong’s chief executive in 2017. In this footage, a drone captured the scale of the crowd making its way through the skyscrapers of the former British colony’s central business district.
  • Justice Ginsburg Trashes Texas Pro-Life Law Closing Abortion Clinics, Should Recuse Herself

    10/01/2014 3:06:26 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Casey Mattox
    In a recent interview with Jeffrey Rosen of The New Republic, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had harsh words for a Texas law regulating the health and safety of abortion clinics that is almost certainly headed to her desk. This is remarkable enough. As Ed Whelan and Prof. Josh Blackman have noted, these are exactly the kind of remarks, prejudging a specific case, that should trigger a responsibility to recuse. But propriety aside, the comments also evince an unmoved confidence in the abortion industry’s assertions, even when they are proven false. Turning her ire from the Texas legislature to the courts,...
  • Airstrikes launched amid intelligence gaps

    10/01/2014 2:45:46 AM PDT · by John W · 8 replies
    AP via MSN News ^ | October 1, 2014 | KEN DILANIANAP
    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is grappling with significant intelligence gaps as it bombs Iraq and Syria, and it is operating under less restrictive targeting rules than those President Barack Obama imposed on the CIA drone campaign in Pakistan and Yemen, according to current and former U.S. officials. The U.S. military says its airstrikes have been discriminating and effective in disrupting an al-Qaida cell called the Khorasan Group and in halting the momentum of Islamic State militants. But independent analysts say the Islamic State group remains on the offensive in areas of Iraq and Syria, where it still controls large sections....
  • Saying ‘no’ to undocumented kids lands town in hot water

    10/01/2014 2:45:29 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 19 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | September 30, 2014 | Kathryn Watson
    One small Virginia town is the target of a racial discrimination complaint from a fair housing group and a shuttered college, the potential beneficiary of a plan to house minors who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. Word broke this summer the federal government — at the original suggestion of Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources Bill Hazel and Secretary of Education Anne Holton — was pursuing a contract with the closed St. Paul’s College in Lawrenceville to house what could be hundreds of immigrants.(snip) Now, the private St. Paul’s College — which would have received a much-needed $160,000 a...
  • Sandra Cano, Doe of Doe v. Bolton Abortion Case, Passes Away

    10/01/2014 2:42:00 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Steven Ertelt
    When most Americans think of abortion, they frequently refer to the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case that legalized it. However, it is a lesser known case that helped make abortion so prevalent: Doe v. Bolton. Sandra Cano, the “Mary Doe” of the infamous case,never wanted an abortion. But, like Norma McCorvey, the Roe of Roe v. Wade, she was used to topple pro-life laws across the country. Now, Cano is in the hospital in poor health. sandracano3Can had been critically ill in a hospital outside of Atlanta dealing with throat cancer, sepsis and heart failure. Today, she passed away....
  • Arkansas Gun Range Is 'Muslim-Free Zone'

    10/01/2014 2:04:41 AM PDT · by maddog55 · 19 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 30 Sep 2014 | Jason Devaney
    The owner of an Arkansas gun range has banned Muslims from visiting her facility. Calling it a "Muslim-free zone," Jan Morgan, the owner of the Gun Cave Indoor Firing Range in Hot Springs, Ark., said she will no longer allow Muslims on the premises. "Why would I want to rent or sell a gun and ammunition to someone who aligns himself with a religion that commands him to kill me?" Morgan wrote in a blog post that has since been removed from her website. Several media outlets reported on the post before it was deleted, including The Blaze. Morgan cited...
  • In Praise of Benjamin Netanyahu

    10/01/2014 1:22:03 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 2 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 30 sep 2014 | Roger Simon
    ...This man, whatever his failings, is better able to articulate the global situation than any political leader currently in a position of power in any country by yards. In fact, virtually no one else is even attempting to do it. (Tony Blair did for a while before he turned, but he’s not in Bibi’s league.) Netanyahu may not be Churchill when it comes to courage, but he is Churchill, or close, when it comes to a precise mastery of the English language, ironic since he is the prime minister of a Hebrew-speaking nation. He is able to tell the truth...
  • City starts beer for alcoholics project (Essen, Germany)

    10/01/2014 12:45:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 01 Oct 2014 08:57 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    A city in western Germany will start a controversial project on Wednesday to employ alcohol and drug addicts to clean the streets in return for beer, tobacco, food and small amounts of cash. Social workers will closely oversee the project dubbed “Pick Up” in a dilapidated area around the central railway station of the industrial city of Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia. An initial six people will sweep streets and collect garbage in return for €1.25 per hour, a warm meal and three bottles of beer after their shift, as well as tobacco for smokers. …
  • Expert: China Could Put US Orbiting Assets at Risk

    09/30/2014 11:08:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 03:59 PM | Sean Piccoli
    A growing Chinese military space program could put America’s orbiting assets at risk, especially now that China has demonstrated the ability to knock out satellites, says a professor of international affairs. China's anti-satellite weaponry is a concern because the United States is “much more reliant on satellite technology than any other nation,” for everything from telecommunications to guided missiles, Mariel Borowitz of Georgia Tech told “MidPoint” host Ed Berliner on Newsmax TV Tuesday. …
  • Health officials tracing Dallas Ebola patient’s path (Dallas ambulance was in use 2 more days)

    09/30/2014 11:07:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | September 30, 2014 | Judy Wiley and Monica Nagy
    A man in a Dallas hospital has Ebola, the first human case of the deadly virus diagnosed in the United States, doctors at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. The patient, who is in an isolation unit at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, did not develop symptoms until four days after he arrived from West Africa, officials said at a hastily called press conference at the CDC’s headquarters in Atlanta. “He was checked for fever before getting on the flight,” said CDC Director Thomas Frieden. “There is no reason to believe anyone on the flight was at risk.”...
  • Brookings Analysis: 37 Percent of Dem Candidates Avoiding Obamacare

    09/30/2014 10:57:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 06:20 PM | Cathy Burke
    Health care is a hot topic on the campaign trial for both parties, but 37 percent of Democrats running for Congress don’t even bring up the subject of Obamacare, President Barack Obama’s signature health care reform law, a Brookings Institution analysis has found. The study of 1,662 candidates running in House and Senate primaries also found just 25.5 percent of Democratic candidates were willing to offer even lukewarm support of the Affordable Care Act.Republican candidates, on the other hand, were adamantly opposed, with 73.8 percent favoring repeal of Obamacare, the study found. …
  • Report: Israel, Hamas Close to Terrorist Swap Deal

    09/30/2014 10:52:51 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/9/14 | Ido Ben Porat & Tova Dvorin
    Hamas and Israel may be on the verge of a terrorist swap deal, sources said Tuesday - trading convicted murderers for the bodies of fallen soldiers Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul, hy"d. According to Israel Hayom, Hamas official Mushir al-Masri stated that such a deal is close to being concretized with Israeli officials. Goldin and Shaul were both killed during Operation Protective Edge in Gaza; after initially being declared abducted, both were declared dead - and analysts have said their bodies are being held by Hamas as ransom for more terrorist releases. Al-Masri hinted strongly at the deal in a...
  • John Boehner: ‘Very Few’ Republicans Will Oppose Me

    09/30/2014 10:49:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 10:27 PM | Cathy Burke
    House Speaker John Boehner says he isn’t worried about a conservative revolt that could oust him from his leadership post—asserting there’ll be “very few” votes against him when he seeks a third term in January. And he also dismissed suggestions his leadership team would strip committee assignments from GOP lawmakers who vote against him, telling USA Today Tuesday: “I just don’t think it’s necessary.” Boehner’s optimism may be whistling in the wind, The Hill reports. The news site last week reported frustration with Boehner’s leadership style was triggering talk among some House Republicans about ways to replace him, including Arizona...
  • Crist says Florida Gov. Scott has no integrity

    09/30/2014 10:42:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 30, 2014 5:23 PM EDT | Brendan Farrington
    Republican-turned-Democrat former Gov. Charlie Crist said Tuesday that current Republican Gov. Rick Scott “has no integrity” and his policies are driven by “the almighty dollar.” Crist made the remarks while discussing his campaign to seek his old job with his new party during an hour-long interview with Associated Press reporters that covered education, the environment and claims by Scott. The gubernatorial campaign has been one of the most negative in Florida history. …
  • Ebola’s arrival in U.S. was inevitable, experts say

    09/30/2014 10:39:45 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 40 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | Semptember 30, 2014 | Seema Yasmin
    The world suddenly seemed a lot smaller when news broke Tuesday that the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. is being isolated and treated at a Dallas hospital. While the outbreak in West Africa has sickened more than 6,000 people and killed 3,083, it was only a matter of time before the virus hit closer to home, experts said. Dr. Edward Goodman, hospital epidemiologist at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, said he was not surprised that the Ebola virus came to his doorstep, given the number of cases in Africa. There is “plenty of opportunity for people to fly...
  • PA Illegal Land Grab to Block Road North of Jerusalem

    09/30/2014 10:37:26 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/10/14 | Shlomo Pyotrkovsky & Ari Yashar
    The IDF Civil Administration ordered the expropriation on Tuesday of land between the Samaria communities of Hizmeh and Adam, both of which are located just north of Jerusalem, so as to widen the local road there to have two lanes and ease traffic congestion. However, Arutz Sheva has learned that just hours after the order was given, the Palestinian Authority (PA) sent representatives to the area and started illegally building corrugated iron structures to establish facts on the ground and prevent the usage of the previously empty land. Shortly after learning about the development, members of the Regavim watchdog group...
  • Hundreds of Thousands Face Health Law Subsidy Deadline

    09/30/2014 10:36:35 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 6 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | September 29, 2014 | STEPHANIE ARMOUR
    Hundreds of Thousands Face Health Law Subsidy Deadline At Risk of Losing or Having to Pay Back Health Insurance Subsidies from Affordable Care Act By STEPHANIE ARMOUR Updated Sept. 29, 2014 Americans in the hundreds of thousands may lose or have to pay back health insurance subsidies from Obamacare if they don't meet a Tuesday deadline. WASHINGTON—Hundreds of thousands of Americans face a Tuesday deadline to verify their income and are at risk of losing or having to pay back their federal health-insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. The need for people to pay back the government could become...
  • MK Kalfa: Hevron Residents Have Rights Too

    09/30/2014 10:30:09 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/9/14
    The Finance Committee deliberated on Tuesday the transfer of funds to various government offices and authorities. As the debate began, tensions ran high when MK Stav Shafir expressed opposition to the transfer of two million shekels to a local committee in Hevron. MK Zvulun Kalfa responded...saying that “The budget for the settlement of the Israeli population in Hevron should not appear as a separate transfer, but rather as part of the State’s budget, just like all of the other authorities. The time has come for us to internalize that Jewish settlement is just like any other. The residents pay taxes...
  • 3 Mexican soldiers to be charged with homicide in killings of 22

    09/30/2014 10:11:52 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    latimes.com ^ | September 30, 2014, 7:53 PM|Reporting from Mexico City
    <p>The army had initially portrayed the killings in Tlatlaya, Mexico, on June 30 as part of a fierce gun battle. But investigations by journalists, starting with the Associated Press, revealed no signs of an extended fight and, instead, showed indications that the gunmen might have been killed one by one.</p>
  • Oil swoons below $95

    09/30/2014 10:07:50 PM PDT · by Rabin · 18 replies
    alarabiya, Reuters ^ | Tuesday, 30 September 2014 | Staff
    World oil prices tumbled to their lowest in more than two years on Tuesday, with U.S. crude posting its biggest daily decline since 2012... the U.S. dollar rose.
  • Obama Expected To Attend Quinn Fundraiser Wednesday

    09/30/2014 10:04:21 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 5 replies
    Chicago CBS Local ^ | 9-30-14 | Craig Dellimore
    P resident Barack Obama was expected to fly home to Chicago on Wednesday, to help boost Gov. Pat Quinn’s bid for re-election. WBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports Obama’s popularity might be wavering nationally, but it’s still pretty high in Illinois, and Quinn was welcoming the president’s appearance at what’s expected to be a campaign fundraiser on Wednesday. “I’m looking forward to that,” Quinn said. “I’m a good friend of President Obama, and he’s a good friend of mine. He’s helped me in the last election, and I really need his help now. I’m really grateful that he’s coming...
  • Subaru and Scion beat competition with most traffic tickets

    09/30/2014 9:54:13 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 42 replies
    Chicago Trib ^ | 9-30-14 | Robert Duffer
    Certain cars attract certain drivers. Owners of the turbocharged all-wheel-drive Subaru WRX get more tickets than any other car, with one in every three owners reporting a traffic violation in the past three years, according to a recent study by Insurance.com. “The fact that you have a WRX is not causing you to get a ticket,” explains Des Toups, Managing Editor of the insurance shopping site. “You are.” Owners of the Pontiac GTO, Scion FR-S, Toyota Supra and Subaru Tribeca rounded out the top five spots. The data was based on info provided by 557,238 drivers shopping for car insurance...