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  • Woo hoo!! Nearing the homestretch!! Let's wrap this baby up!! [FReepathon thread]

    11/28/2015 10:22:43 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 1 replies
    Woo hoo!! Nearing the homestretch!! Let's wrap this baby up!! We're on a mission from God. We're putting the country back together!! Your loyal support makes Free Republic possible and your continuing participation makes FR the number one pro-life, pro-family, conservative forum on the Net!! And we are going to need FR now more than ever to combat the current crop of Marxists and progressives who have infested our government and public institutions and who are dead set on destroying the final remnants of our cherished constitution and our precious God-given liberty!! Every day that the America-hating traitors Obama, Kerry...
  • UKIP Leader Farage: ISIS Can Only Be Stopped by Grand Coalition That Includes Russia

    11/28/2015 9:49:24 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-28-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Nigel Farage, the outspoken leader of Britain's UK Independence Party (UKIP), has spoken out against Prime Minister David Cameron's plans to extend his country's bombing campaign from Iraq into Syria. The reason Farage opposes the plan is that he remains unconvinced that Cameron has a global long-term strategy. Such a strategy is necessary, Farage believes, to truly destroy ISIS and the radical-Islamic threat in general, and must include cooperation with Russia. "I don’t back bombing Syria on current terms. Whether we bomb or not we still face threat on London’s streets. I think to go to war you need to...
  • Investigators search for motive in Planned Parenthood shooting that left three dead

    11/28/2015 9:47:19 AM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/28/15 | Petter Holley
    The day after a gunman stormed a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, investigators were working to determine what prompted the shooting that resulted in the death of three people, including a police officer.
  • COURT RECORDS: Colorado Planned Parenthood Shooter NOT Republican, Identifies as Woman

    11/28/2015 9:32:02 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 41 replies
    Police detained a shooter at a Planned Parenthood building Friday afternoon, according to Colorado Springs police. Four police officers and five civilians were injured in a shooting. Three people died including Police Officer Garrett Swasey. Local media captured video of the shooter being led away in handcuffs.
  • Kremlin says Putin 'fully mobilized' to tackle threat from Turkey

    11/28/2015 9:15:23 AM PST · by McGruff · 14 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 28, 2015 | Andrew Osborn and Polina Devitt
    President Vladimir Putin is fully mobilized to tackle what the Kremlin regards as an unprecedented threat from Turkey following the shooting down of one of its warplanes by a Turkish F-16, the Russian leader's spokesman said on Saturday. In comments which underscore how angry the Kremlin still is over the incident, Dmitry Peskov, Putin's spokesman, called the behavior of the Turkish air force "absolute madness" and said Ankara's subsequent handling of the crisis had reminded him of the "theater of the absurd." "Nobody has the right to traitorously shoot down a Russian plane from behind," Peskov told Russia's "News on...
  • Karl Rove to Newsmax: Trump Needs to Quit Calling Foes 'Clowns and Morons'

    11/28/2015 9:03:48 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 89 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/25/15 | Bill Hoffmann
    Karl Rove says Donald Trump may very well win the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. But the influential GOP consultant and policy adviser, in an exclusive interview with Newsmax TV, adds the billionaire developer's acidic attacks on his fellow candidates could hurt his chances. "He's taken the lead - took the lead in July and held it. He's got a chance to win the nomination," Rove said Wednesday on "Newsmax Prime" with J.D. Hayworth. "His challenge is, he's created a high floor, but a low ceiling. It's sort of hard to grow when you've taken on the habit of excoriating everybody...
  • While Putin Kills Terrorists, Obama Pays Them $500,000,000...

    11/28/2015 8:56:00 AM PST · by amorphous · 13 replies
    Shoebat.Com ^ | 27 Nov 2015 | Walid Shoebat
    While Putin was shelling the terrorists on Thanksgiving, president Barack Obama signed the Pentagon funding bill which allows $500 million in aid to the very terrorists in Syria that Putin is frying. Obama couldn't find a better time to sign the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2015 except on the eve of Thanksgiving. So while Obama funds terrorists on Thanksgiving to aid his 'Turkey' friend, Putin slaughters her little chicklings at Turkmen Mountain in Syria. On the 25th, Russia also destroyed Turkish convoy crossing the borders into Syria at Azaz which is a hub, where Turkish aid (weapons, ammunition,...
  • Karl Rove to Newsmax: GOP Needs Minorities to Win in 2016

    11/28/2015 8:53:19 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 38 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/25/15 | Bill Hoffmann
    Republicans are riding high with white voters, but need to win over American minorities if they expect to recapture the White House in next year's presidential election, influential GOP consultant and policy adviser Karl Rove tells Newsmax TV. "It's not just Latinos. Republicans have to do better among African-Americans, Latinos and Asian-Americans because we're tapped out — we're taking six out of every 10 white voters," Rove said Wednesday on "Newsmax Prime" with J.D. Hayworth.
  • Russia Sends 10,000 AK-47s To Afghanistan As Gov't Mulls "Inviting" Moscow To Fight "Terrorists"

    11/28/2015 8:49:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/28/2015 | Tyler Durden
    <p>Late last month in "Russia's Mid-East Takeover Continues As Afghanistan Requests Military Assistance From Moscow," we noted, with some amusement, that Kabul was set to request a weapons delivery from Russia to aid in the fight against the Taliban. "Afghanistan, battered by worsening security, is reaching out to an old ally and patron—Russia—just as the Kremlin is seeking to reassert its position as a heavyweight on the world stage," WSJ reported, on the way to detailing a request from President Ashraf Ghani who "asked Moscow for artillery, small arms and Mi-35 helicopter gunships for his country's struggling military."</p>
  • Karl Rove: Mitch Daniels Would Be Great VP

    11/28/2015 8:42:12 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 50 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/25/15 | Bill Hoffmann
    Influential GOP consultant and policy adviser Karl Rove says former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels would be the perfect running mate for whoever wins the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. And at the very least, Rove adds in an exclusive interview with Newsmax TV, the GOP's vice presidential pick should be a Midwesterner to maximize the Republican ticket's drawing power. "It would be good to have somebody from the Midwest. I've got an out-of-the-box idea for you, how about the former governor of Indiana, Mitch Daniels," Rove said Wednesday on "Newsmax Prime" with J.D. Hayworth. "[He's] done an exemplary job serving in...
  • Our (Black Youth Project 100) Demands: Stop the Cops and FUND Black Futures

    11/28/2015 8:36:14 AM PST · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    Black Youth Project 100 ^ | November 28, 2015
    BYP100 organizes for the liberation of ALL Black people. In the wake of the release of the video showing the execution of Laquan McDonald, we are poised to continue our organizing across the United States. It is OUR duty to FIGHT for our freedom. Here's what we want: We demand all local, state and federal budgets to defund the police and invest those dollars and resources in Black futures. We want reparations for chattel slavery, Jim Crow and mass incarceration. We want to end all profit from so-called "criminal justice" punishment - both public and private. We want a guaranteed...
  • Fingerlakes March For Climate Justice This Sunday (Barf Alert)

    11/28/2015 8:34:58 AM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 25 replies
    Fingerlakes Times ^ | November 27, 2015 | David L. Shaw
    WATKINS GLEN — The Finger Lakes March for Climate Justice will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in downtown Watkins Glen. The march will begin with a rally at the marina and then marchers will go through downtown south to the foot of Watkins Glen State Park and back. Speakers will include Cornell University climate scientist Robert Howarth, Tompkins County Legislator Martha Robertson, Renovus Solar CEO Joe Sliker, solar energy expert Suzanne Hunt of Yates County and biologist and climate activist Sandra Steingraber of Trumansburg. Steingraber and Howarth will travel to France for the Paris Climate Summit soon after Sunday’s march.
  • Karl Rove connects Carson to big donors

    11/28/2015 8:21:45 AM PST · by springwater13 · 25 replies
    Republican strategist Karl Rove arranged a meeting between fundraisers for GOP candidate Ben Carson and casino tycoon Steve Wynn, Bloomberg reports. Wynn is a sometimes-business competitor of Republican frontrunner Donald Trump, whose campaign is viewing the meeting as an attempt by the GOP establishment to help Carson topple his chief rival in the primary race. "Karl Rove is at the center of the GOP establishment — fearful of what real leadership in Washington D.C. will accomplish," Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told Bloomberg in a statement. "Mr. Trump continues to expose the all-talk, no action politicians propped up their dark...
  • Watch Live: Donald Trump Rally in Sarasota, FL (11-28-15)

    11/28/2015 7:55:56 AM PST · by GilGil · 147 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/28/2015 | Youtube
    Should be interesting because Trump says in his latest twitter statement: "Virtually no-one has spent more money in helping the American people with disabilities than me. Will discuss today at my speech in Sarasota."
  • Garrett Swasey, Officer Killed in Colorado, Is Recalled for Courage and Faith

    11/28/2015 7:48:48 AM PST · by TroutStalker · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | NOV. 28, 2015 | DANIEL VICTOR and JACK HEALY
    Garrett Swasey, 44, the University of Colorado Colorado Springs police officer who was shot and killed while responding to a shooting at a Planned Parenthood office, was described by his fellow church members and friends as a courageous man and loving father who drew strength and inspiration from his Christian faith. Continue reading the main story Related Coverage A man was taken into custody outside a clinic in Colorado Springs on Friday. A gun battle there raged for more than five hours. 3 Are Dead in Colorado Springs Shootout at Planned Parenthood CenterNOV. 27, 2015 video Gunfire Exchange in Colorado...
  • Cruz campaign puts family out front

    11/28/2015 7:11:15 AM PST · by Isara · 111 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/28/15 | Katie Glueck
    In the Texas senator's bid for the White House, his father and wife are the tip of the spear. To one degree or another, every candidate running for president has enlisted their family in their effort. But none have gone so far as Ted Cruz, whose surging campaign has placed his wife Heidi and father Rafael at the tip of the spear, leading fundraising and organizing efforts as if they were paid staffers.Neither has a formal title, but as the Texas senator continues to roll out endorsements and assemble a growing network of supporters in the early states and across...
  • Interview with Oathkeepers PA official on refugee crisis

    11/28/2015 7:06:07 AM PST · by Randall_S · 1 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | November 28, 2015 | USA Transnational Report
    At the link there is a recorded interview with a State Constable in Pennsylvania concerning the so-called "refugees" entering the country. He is also a leader in Oathkeepers of Pennsylvania. There are no efforts to track these "refugees," who are arguably (and from experience) the terrorists of tomorrow. Interview with Constable Marcus Kohan begins at 25 minutes into program. The first 25 minutes of the program is a discussion of the intensifying situation in the Middle East around Turkey, Russia, Syria, and Obama's alliance with radical Islam. The farce of the Iranian nuclear deal is also discussed.
  • Donald Trump taps into deep Republican anger at government

    11/28/2015 6:57:07 AM PST · by GonzoII · 67 replies
    CNN via ^ | November 24, 2015 | Stephen Collinson and Tal Kopan
    A sustained outburst of anger and deep disdain for government that has shaped the Republican race for president and confounded the pundits is not going away. The spirit of insurrection that has powered outsider candidates like Donald Trump to the head of the polls is threatening to close an already narrowing lane for more traditional candidates in the frenzied run-up to the first early voting contests early next year. A Pew Research Center poll published Monday showed that the deepest suspicion of government, though also elevated among the broader electorate, remains in the Republican Party. The intensity of that sentiment...
  • An endorsement for #BlackLivesMatter to shut down all commerce in all cities

    11/28/2015 6:45:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/28/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Black Lives Matter, not Black Friday!No Justice, No Shopping!If you took time out from holiday festivities with family and friends to watch the news at all yesterday (likely a bad idea to begin with) you are probably aware of the large scale Black Lives Matter protests which essentially shut down holiday shopping on Chicago’s Miracle Mile. It wasn’t as if they weren’t telegraphing their punches because organizers, including Jesse Jackson, had announced the disruptions days in advance. Here are a few of the sights and sounds.CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO The crowds, understandably angry over the more than...
  • World Health Org: HIV In Europe At All Time High ... Migrant 'High Risk'

    11/28/2015 6:39:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/28/2015
    Europe has seen 142,000 new infections of HIV this year, the virus which causes AIDS — the highest number in one year ever. Although the rising rates of transmission due to heterosexual intercourse and careless use of unclean drug paraphernalia has been cited in the media as causing the rise, gay sex between men is still the main source of the virus spread.Speaking of the rise in infections, World Health Organisation director for Europe Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab said: Despite all the efforts to fight HIV, this year the European Region has reached over 142,000 new HIV infections, the highest number...
  • George Washington's 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation

    11/28/2015 6:26:50 AM PST · by kindred · 7 replies ^ | 10/03/1789; 11/26/15 | George Washington
    Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me to "recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:" . Now, therefore, I...
  • The Controversy over Syrian Refugees Misses the Question We Should Be Asking

    11/28/2015 6:26:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/28/2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The jihad waged by radical Islam rips at France from within. The two mass-murder attacks this year that finally induced President Francois Hollande to concede a state of war are only what we see. Unbound by any First Amendment, the French government exerts pressure on the media to suppress bad news. We do not hear much about the steady thrum of insurrection in the banlieues: the thousands of torched automobiles, the violence against police and other agents of the state, the pressure in Islamic enclaves to ignore the sovereignty of the Republic and conform to the rule of sharia. What...
  • What Trump Supporters Think About Race and Religion

    11/28/2015 6:09:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11/28/2015 | by PERRY BACON JR.
    Donald Trump, as many people on the left and even some on the right agree, is undoubtedly and intentionally making controversial remarks on cultural, racial and religious issues. But what's emerged as the more complicated question is whether Trump's supporters agree with all of his remarks. Are at least some of Trump's backers, as many liberals argue, racist or intolerant? In interviews, Trump supporters often say they like the mogul's blunt approach, that he "tells it like it is," without always detailing what "it is" that Trump is explaining so clearly. In some ways, the Trump question is an extension...
  • ABC Calls Rushing Shooter En Masse 'Great Advice'—But Criticized Ben Carson for It

    11/28/2015 5:43:34 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When last month Ben Carson suggested that people confronted by a shooter should rush him en masse, ABC ran a story criticizing him, claiming that Carson "appears to be second-guessing" the victims of the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon. But on ABC's Good Morning America today, in the wake of the mass shooting in Colorado Springs, guess what an expert suggested? "If you can get other people to go with you, that is extremely important, in fact, that's one of the teaching tools today in schools is everyone at mass start throwing stuff at the shooter and...
  • Prominent lawyer shot dead in Turkey

    11/28/2015 5:41:14 AM PST · by McGruff · 22 replies
    AP ^ | November 28, 2015
    A Turkish official says a prominent lawyer, who faced a prison term on charges of supporting Turkey's Kurdish rebels, has been killed in attack. Firat Anli, mayor of Diyarbakir city, said Tahir Elci was shot on Saturday while he was making a press statement. Elci, the head of the bar association in the mainly Kurdish city, was detained last month for saying during a live news program that the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, is not a terrorist organization.
  • North Korea tested submarine-launched missile, but launch failed: report

    11/28/2015 5:21:36 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 28, 2015
    North Korea tested submarine-launched missile, but launch failed: report North Korea appeared to conduct a submarine-launched ballistic missile test on Saturday but it ended in failure with no indication that the missile successfully ejected from the vessel and took off, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported. The test, if confirmed, follows a test-launch in May of a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), which Pyongyang boasted as a success but has not been independently verified. "There is no identification of a missile taking flight and only fragments of a safety cover was observed so it's highly likely that the launch was a...
  • USA Transnational Report – LIVE 8AM - Mid East Update

    11/28/2015 4:55:45 AM PST · by Randall_S · 3 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | November 28, 2015 | USA Transnational Report
    LIVE 8 AM EST THIS SATURDAY (11/28) MORNING! Middle East Update & guest State Constable Marcus Kohan Topics to be addressed: -The "New Order" in the Middle East - post shooting down of Russian war plane -U.S. State Department - Iran never signed the nuclear deal! - What now? -How are the so-called "refugees" being brought to the United States? Who are they? -New Oathkeepers efforts in Pennsylvania to organize local communities for safety in perilous times Call-in #: 855-853-5227 You can listen to USA Transnational Report live on JJ McCartney's Nightside Radio Studios and on Red State Talk Radio....
  • Late On Your Taxes? The IRS May Be Coming For Your Passport

    The government may start stripping passports from delinquent taxpayers. Can that really be done? The Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act is likely about to become law. It has passed both the House and the Senate, and, while the conference committee could make changes, it's expected to pass on to President Obama largely intact. Buried in this massive bill is Section 32101, “Revocation or Denial of Passport in Case of Certain Unpaid Taxes,” which would grant the State Department authority to deny, revoke or limit the passports of any taxpayer certified by the IRS to owe more than $50,000 in...
  • Increase in gun sales since Paris terror attacks

    11/28/2015 4:46:58 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 9 replies
    Holiday shopping lists this year, for many people, includes a firearm. Gun store owners across the nation and here in Texas are reporting an increase in sales since the terror attacks in Paris. Central Texas Gun works is among the locations in Austin to report an increase in sales. Store owner Michael Cargill says the spike started shortly after the attacks in Paris and the bulk of the guns he sold were off his website.
  • Police in Poconos Recover Guns Stolen from Home

    MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — Police have recovered 14 guns they say were stolen from a home in Monroe County.
  • Russian MP Vladimir Zhirinovsky Suggests Destroying Istanbul With A Nuclear Strike

    11/28/2015 4:02:53 AM PST · by Strategy · 43 replies
    Korrespondent ^ | November 27, 2015
    According to Russian media, MP Vladimir Zhirinovsky proposed to crush Turkey with a nuclear missile attack, reports with the reference to Korrespondent. "Istanbul is very easy to destroy: it takes just one nuclear bomb to throw in the Strait (Bosphorus - Ed.), and it will be washed away. It would be such a terrible flood, the water column would rise to 10-15 meters, and there would be no city with nine million people," - said the leader of the Liberal Democrats. According to Zhirinovsky, Turkey's NATO allies will not intervene, "not wanting to die in a nuclear fire." Zhirinovsky...
  • Anonymous trolls ISIS by removing darknet site, replacing it with Prozac ad

    Hacktivist group Anonymous has been doing everything possible to take down ISIS in light of the recent terror attacks that rocked Paris. Here's something humorous… From TNW: GhostSec, a group that affiliates itself with Anonymous, took to the darknet today for some lulz by removing an ISIS propaganda site and replacing it with a Prozac advertisement and the following message: Enhance your calm. Too many people are into this ISIS-stuff. Please gaze upon this lovely ad so we can upgrade our infrastructure to give you ISIS content you all so desperately crave. The ad points to CoinRx an online pharmacy...
  • DOCUMENT LEAK: VA GOP Establishment’s "Loyalty Oath" Scheme to Suppress Insurgents Trump & Cruz

    11/27/2015 11:19:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | November 25, 2015 | Doug Ross
    The Last Refuge blog (also known as The Conservative Treehouse) has done yeoman's work exposing the GOP establishment's plot to jam Jeb Bush down the collective throats of the electorate. Despite Bush's single-digit poll numbers, the GOPe remains fixated on a Bush candidacy (and, by extension, a Hillary presidency, since Bush has zero chance of winning a general election). Most recently, Virginia's old guard has proffered a laughably obvious ploy to deter independent, Tea Party, Reagan Democrat, and Constitutional Conservatives who have abandoned the Republican establishment from voting in the GOP primary....
  • The End of Academic Elites [as Internet changes accelerate]

    11/28/2015 12:50:12 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 28, 2015 | Mike Konrad
    Unlike the revolution started by the printing press which soon stabilized, internet changes are not merely drastic but continually accelerating.The internet has changed everything, so much so that even I, a man who has been online for 19 years, am constantly amazed at the pace of accelerated change. The printing press changed the world in a few decades in the 16th century. The internet is even more revolutionary. Even more so than the press, the internet has evaporated prior means of didactic instruction. The printing press created change, but only the rich could afford to buy one. For less than...
  • 'Large' Chinese military fleet flies near Japan islands: media

    11/27/2015 11:10:23 PM PST · by Mariner · 16 replies
    AFP ^ | 28 November 2015 | Unattributed
    TOKYO (AFP) - Japan scrambled jets after 11 Chinese military planes flew near southern Japanese islands during what Beijing said was a drill to improve its long-range combat abilities, reports said Saturday. The planes -- eight bombers, two intelligence gathering planes and one early-warning aircraft -- flew near Miyako and Okinawa on Friday without violating Japan's airspace, the Japanese defence ministry said in a statement released on Friday. Some of them flew between the two islands while others made flights close to neighbouring islands, the ministry said. A Chinese air force spokesman said several types of planes, including H-6K bombers,...
  • Ben Carson Bounces Back in Thanksgiving Poll [Trump 31% Carson 15% Cruz/Rubio 8% Reuters/Ipsos]

    11/27/2015 10:24:45 PM PST · by GonzoII · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Nov 2015 | Mike Flynn
    The latest Reuters tracking poll shows neurosurgeon Ben Carson jumping back into 2nd place in the race for the GOP nomination. Carson had lost ground in the days immediately following the terrorist attacks in Paris. Just two days ago, Carson was in 4th place with 9.8 percent, behind Donald Trump and Sens. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).The latest tracking poll, covering November 22-27, finds Donald Trump first with 31 percent, followed by Carson with 14.9 percent. Sens. Rubio and Cruz are tied with 8.4 percent each. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is 5th, with 6.5 percent.According...
  • Iowa Q-Poll: Trump Still Out Front With 25%, Kasich at Low, Lonely 1% [Cruz 23% Carson 18%]

    11/27/2015 10:11:08 PM PST · by GonzoII · 55 replies ^ | November 27, 2015 | John Michael Spinelli
    “If the Republican caucus were being held today, and the candidates were Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, Mike Huckabee, John Kasich, George Pataki, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum, and Donald Trump, who would you support?”For participants in Iowa who were asked this question in a new Quinnipiac Poll, 25 percent of likely GOP caucus voters picked Donald J. Trump.Kasich Part Of Wrong 1% TexasSen. Ted Cruz, who's been on the rise of late, follows close behind The Donald at 23 percent, double his support from four weeks ago, the Q-Poll...
  • Even in Chavez's hometown, Venezuela 'revolution' ails before election - "Chavistas destroyed us"

    11/27/2015 10:08:06 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 27, 2015 | Alexandra Ulmer
    ........."We were 'Chavistas'," said Julio Coromoto...a workman next to a queue of dozens at a shabby supermarket."But they destroyed this town.".... Nationwide polls predict voters will punish the socialists next month, possibly taking away their majority in the National Assembly for the first time since Chavez took power in early 1999.To hold on to loyalists, the government is milking Chavez's legacy at every turn, re-naming voting centers after him, splashing his smiling face on billboards and filling state television with his most rousing speeches.In Barinas, his brother Argenis and cousin Asdrubal are running for the legislature, hoping to follow in...
  • Twin boys reunited with their World War II hero

    11/27/2015 9:00:24 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 11 replies
    CBS ^ | 11-27-15 | Steve Hartman
    The folks who run the Yorktown say a lot of kids love the ship, but no kid has ever fallen for a sailor who served on the vessel like these two boys have fallen for Mr. Harding. Which is why, for this trip, the Yorktown made special arrangements for a surprise visitor: Mr. Harding. The boys ran to embrace him; hugging an old salt never felt so sweet. It was hard to tell who enjoyed it more, or who needed it more. Over the years Mr. Harding says he'd kept most of his war stories to himself. "I guess I...
  • Lebanese Official Claims To Breitbart: NATO ‘Okayed’ Turkey’s Downing Of Russian Jet

    11/27/2015 8:00:17 PM PST · by george76 · 129 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 27 Nov 2015 | Aaron Klein
    EXCLUSIVE - Lebanese Official Claims To Breitbart: NATO 'Okayed' Turkey's Downing Of Russian Jet. [ Full title ]. Turkey could only have shot down a Russian Su-24 military jet after securing permission from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), charged Lebanon's Druze leader Walid Jumblatt in an exclusive interview with Breitbart. The Turks cannot afford to shoot down a Russian plane, being a member of NATO, without asking the permission of NATO. They have to ask NATO. It's NATO, said Jumblatt, a member of parliament and leader of Lebanon's Progressive Socialist Party. Jumblatt is considered the leader of Lebanon's historic...
  • Double dealing tyrant who's sabotaging the West's battle to crush ISIS:Turkey's Erdogan seems to be

    11/27/2015 7:52:01 PM PST · by House Atreides · 40 replies ^ | November 26, 2015 | Michael Burleigh
    ...the fact is that Erdogan's regime has on many occasions turned a blind eye to ISIS activity in Turkey, as well as to Turkish businessmen and smugglers doing trade deals with the jihadist butchers. To be fair, on the surface, Turkey's president is fully involved in the fight against ISIS. In October he allowed U.S. jets to use Turkey's Incirlik air base for operations against ISIS, pledging that his forces, too, would join the fight. But the truth is that Turkey's planes have aimed their missiles almost exclusively at the one army which poses a real threat to ISIS, and...
  • Obamatrade: Not about trade and not free

    11/27/2015 7:42:36 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 11/27/2015 | Curtis Ellis
    Now that we’ve seen the text of the TransPacific Partnership, aka Obamatrade, we can say it’s even worse than we imagined. President Obama and his willing dupes in Congress, including Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell, claim this is a “free-trade” deal. The truth is, it’s not free and it isn’t even about trade. Obamatrade is a cartel of, by and for the crony capitalists designed to protect their monopoly interests, erect steep barriers of entry on a global scale and put upstarts out of business. It also puts the U.S. Constitution in the dead letter file. Sen. Jeff Sessions warned...
  • Art Laffer: Rand Paul and Ted Cruz Have Best Tax Plans

    11/27/2015 7:22:23 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 11 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 11/27/2015 | FuzzyZippers
    Art Laffer, famed member of President Reagan’s Economic Policy Advisory Board, has co-authored, with Stephen Moore, an article for Investor’s Business Daily in which they assert that Rand Paul and Ted Cruz have the “best” tax proposals.
  • We were just following orders - the Joint Chiefs and the War with ISIS

    11/27/2015 6:42:43 PM PST · by pboyington · 22 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 27, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    Across the world, the War with ISIS is exploding; in Paris, Brussels, in the Middle East and at the US/Mexican border. ISIS continues to attack, attack, attack, following George Patton’s motto of “l’audace, l’audace, toujours l’audace (audacity, audacity, always audacity). While the world seems to be continually shocked by one ISIS atrocity after another, in the White House, one thing is crystal clear, President Obama has chosen to fight rising seas and disappearing glaciers before taking the fight to the marauding maniacal murderers of ISIS. While the President has been pelted for two weeks for having no strategy to fight...
  • Donald Trump prompts Nazi references

    11/27/2015 6:38:21 PM PST · by Mariner · 73 replies
    CBS News/Reuters ^ | November 27th, 2015 | By Stephanie Condon
    After Donald Trump in recent weeks suggested stepping up security measures to put further scrutiny on Muslim Americans, such as surveilling mosques, liberals and conservatives alike called his ideas fascist. But in case those critiques didn't get the point across, some politicians and pundits are now making a more direct connection between Trump's views and Nazism. Donald Trump: "I want surveillance of certain mosques" For instance, New Day for America, the super PAC supporting the candidacy of Ohio's GOP Gov. John Kasich, released a web video this week featuring retired Air Force Col. Tom Moe, a former Vietnam POW. Moe...
  • Political Prediction Market: Cruz edges ahead of Trump

    11/27/2015 6:33:59 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/27/15 | Sophie Tatum
    Donald Trump is still the GOP front-runner in opinion polls, but Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has seen a surge on CNN's Political Prediction Market, and is now seen by players as more likely than the billionaire businessman to be the Republican nominee. Cruz's odds -- which stand at 21% -- are greater than Trump's 20% odds for the first time, according to the Political Prediction Market, a live, online game, conducted by the company Pivit for CNN. It uses polling data and input from its 25,000 users to predict outcomes. Play the Political Prediction Market at Movement on the...
  • Report: PLO considering voiding its recognition of Israel

    11/27/2015 6:33:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    INN ^ | 11/27/2015, 9:35 PM | Elad Benari
    As part of its ongoing diplomatic attack on Israel, Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas and the senior leadership of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) are looking into the possibility of canceling the recognition of Israel by the PLO institutions, the Hebrew-language Walla! news website reported Friday. According to the report, the move would be an expression of the PA's frustration over the lack of progress in the peace process with Israel. The possibility is set to be discussed at a meeting of the PLO National Council to take place in the coming weeks. [...] But senior Palestinian sources told...
  • Suspect in Custody After Shooting at Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood UPDATE:One Officer Has Died

    11/27/2015 5:32:45 PM PST · by jazusamo · 79 replies ^ | November 27, 2015 | Christine Rousselle
    Following a lengthy standoff with police, the suspect in the shooting Friday at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs, Co. has surrendered to police and is in custody. His name and motive have not yet been released. Eleven people, including a reported five police officers, were injured in the shooting. The standoff began a little after 11:30 a.m. local time and ended just before 5 p.m. From NBC News: The gunman walked out of facility just before 5 p.m. local time, and officers took him into custody, officials told NBC News. Several more people were injured, with the total...
  • 13 YR OLD BLACK CONSERVATIVE Hammers #BlackLivesMatter College Activists:”Grow Up!” [Video]

    11/27/2015 5:32:30 PM PST · by amnestynone · 8 replies
    100percentfed ^ | 11/27/2015 | C. J Pearson
    13 YR OLD BLACK CONSERVATIVE Hammers #BlackLivesMatter College Activists:”Grow Up!” [Video]
  • Russian Navy Frigate Admiral Gorshkov Project 22350 Tested its Cruise Missiles in White Sea

    11/27/2015 5:16:17 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 26 November 2015
    The latest Russian Navy frigate, the Admiral Gorshkov (lead ship of Project 22350), has practiced launching cruise missiles against coastal and sea targets as part of its trials, Northern Fleet spokesman Captain 1st Rank Vadim Serga said on Thursday. The first ship of the new Russian Navy frigate project 22350 class "Admiral Gorshkov" sailing out for its first sea trials in November 2014. "The launches of various cruise missiles were conducted as part of the final stages of the ship’s armament and equipment state trials," the spokesman said. According to Serga, the ship’s crew has already tested the cold start...