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  • He stopped a jihadist in France. Now he's been stabbed in California [Who is the assailant?]

    10/09/2015 6:56:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/09/2015 | Matthew Vadum
    Yesterday’s brutal knife attack on the U.S.-born French train hero Spencer Stone is yet more evidence suggesting that Stone and his fellow heroes are being targeted, possibly by Islamic terrorists. [SNIP] At time of writing, it had been reported that he was stabbed four times in the chest.  One report indicated he was stabbed in the heart and lung. "It is believed that the victim was out with a group of friends when a physical altercation led to the victim being stabbed multiple times in his upper body," a Sacramento police spokesman was quoted saying.  At press time, two suspects...
  • Obama, Kanye West in Bay Area to raise funds for Democrats

    10/09/2015 6:10:43 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 8 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 10/08/2015 | Josh Richman
    Amid renewed debate over gun control at home and tumult aplenty abroad, President Barack Obama arrives in the Bay Area on Friday to hold two fundraisers for the Democratic National Committee -- including one with a rap artist harboring his own White House aspirations. On Friday night, Obama will attend a reception at a private residence in San Francisco, and on Saturday morning he heads to San Francisco's Warfield Theater for an event featuring rapper Kanye West.
  • Joe Bidens Staff Met With DNC To Review Nomination Rules

    10/09/2015 6:50:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/09/2015 | Jim Geraghty
    From the last Morning Jolt of the week Is Joe Biden Running? Heres One Little Indicator Ryan Lizza, writing in The New Yorker: Joe Biden has taken another step toward entering the Presidential race. Representatives of the Vice-President held a meeting this week with Democratic National Committee staffers. They briefed Bidens aides on arcane but crucial rules that the Vice-President would need to understand if he decides to run, according to a D.N.C. official. It was the most significant sign the source had seen to indicate Bidens intentions. I think it means hes running, the source said. The D.N.C. has...
  • Donald Trump: 'I'm never getting out'

    10/09/2015 6:47:30 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 10 replies ^ | Tal Kopan
    The real estate mogul said he was amazed at the reaction when he said on CNBC recently that he'd drop out of the race if he tanked in the polls. "The next day headlines: 'Trump considering maybe getting out,' it was so ridiculous," Trump said Friday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." So he decided to take a different tack to the panel's repeated questioning about his longevity in the campaign. "I'll give more of a political answer: I'm never getting out," he said to laughter.
  • Donald Trump Gets Saddam Hussein and the Mideast Wrong

    10/09/2015 6:46:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/09/2015 | David French
    Speaking Tuesday night to Brett Baier, Donald Trump sounded more like Democrats Sheila Jackson Lee and Dennis Kucinich than like the Republican front-runner for president. Asked whether he stood behind his 2008 interview where he said it would have been a “wonderful thing” if Nancy Pelosi had attempted to impeach President George W. Bush, Trump said this: “I think he was a disaster and I think it was one of the worst decisions ever made. [He] has totally destabilized the Middle East. If you had Saddam Hussein, you wouldn’t have the problems you have right now.” I’m sorry, but...
  • Army Puts Green Berets Charles Martland in Discharge

    10/09/2015 6:39:53 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 9 replies
    Barb Wire ^ | 10/8/2015 | Tony Perkins
    In the Obama military, you can celebrate immorality but you cant confront it. Thats the lesson the Army is trying to teach the Green Berets Charles Martland. A hero by both record and reputation, Sergeant First Class Martland is about to lose his career over something that any parent or decent American would have done: intervene in the violent rape of an innocent boy. When Martland confronted the attacker (a member of the Afghan police), the rapist laughed off the soldiers horror, insisting it was just a boy. Shocked and outraged, the Sergeant and a fellow Green Beret said...
  • Video: Czech doctor reveals horrific reality of Muslim migrants in Germany

    10/09/2015 6:31:11 AM PDT · by Popman · 23 replies
    A Czech doctor working in Germany has threatened to leave the country over what is happening with the flood of Muslim migrants. The story she relates is horrific, and its one that needs to be heard or read. Since the (German) press is forbidden from reporting on the true situation and social media giants like Facebook are working to stifle stories like this, she relayed the story in an email letter read by an independent Czech television host. An English translation of that letter follows the video below. ..... "Many Muslims are refusing treatment by female staff and, we,...
  • Putting Astronauts on Mars: NASA Lays Out Three-Phase Plan

    10/09/2015 6:24:09 AM PDT · by Phlap · 19 replies
    SPACE.COM ^ | 10/09/2015 | Mike Wall, Senior Writer
    The path to Mars goes through the moon or the region of space near the moon, anyway. NASA aims to put boots on Mars in the 2030s after first gathering human-spaceflight experience and expertise in low Earth orbit and the "proving ground" of cis-lunar space near the moon. NASA has been working on this three-stage path to the Red Planet for some time, and the space agency lays out the basic plan in a 36-page report called "Journey to Mars: Pioneering Next Steps in Space Exploration," which was released Thursday (Oct. 8).
  • Obama Administration Ends Pentagon Program to Train Syrian Rebels

    10/09/2015 6:16:21 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 10/09/2015 | HELENE COOPER and ERIC SCHMITT
    The Obama administration has ended the Pentagons $500 million program to train and equip Syrian rebels, administration officials said on Friday, in an acknowledgment that the beleaguered program had failed to produce any kind of ground combat forces capable of taking on the Islamic State in Syria. [...] [The Defense Secretary] Mr. Carter added, I think youll be hearing from President Obama very shortly on the program." [...] A senior Defense Department official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that a much smaller training center would be set up in Turkey instead, where a small group of enablers...
  • Tom Barrett calls for help from feds in effort to fight homicide spike

    10/09/2015 6:10:23 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 14 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 09 oct 2015 | Mary Spicuzza
    With the number of homicides in Milwaukee climbing to the highest level in a decade, Mayor Tom Barrett is joining with other mayors to call for more help from the federal government. Barrett and others want the FBI to notify local authorities immediately when someone trying to purchase a gun fails a background check. They also want local police departments to be able supplement their personnel with federal agents on key cases, and want U.S. attorneys to partner with local prosecutors when suspects can be charged with federal crimes especially if those offenses involve illegal gun possession and trafficking....
  • Obama Administration Ends Pentagon Program to Train Syrian Rebels

    10/09/2015 6:07:56 AM PDT · by amorphous · 19 replies
    NYSlimes ^ | 9 Oct 2015 | By HELENE COOPER and ERIC SCHMITTOCT
    LONDON The Obama administration has ended the Pentagons $500 million program to train and equip Syrian rebels, administration officials said on Friday, in an acknowledgment that the beleaguered program had failed to produce any kind of ground combat forces capable of taking on the Islamic State in Syria. Pentagon officials were expected to officially announce the end of the program on Friday, as Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter leaves London after meetings with his British counterpart, Michael Fallon, about the continuing wars in Syria and Iraq. I wasnt happy with the early efforts of the program, Mr. Carter said...

    10/09/2015 6:04:29 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/8/15 | MIKE FLYNN
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) raised just $6 million in the third Quarter, according to reports of a briefing for donors. The amount is far below expectations for Rubio, who has been rising in many recent polls. The haul is about half what Rubio raised in the second quarter. His campaign cautioned, however, that Rubio has $11 million in the bank, despite the disappointing amount raised. Even this, however, may signal trouble. It suggests that Rubio spent most of the money he raised over the Summer.
  • Paul Ryan to be the next speaker . - I hope not !
  • Rubio posts disappointing third-quarter fundraising haul

    10/09/2015 6:01:33 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/8/15 | Jonathan Easley
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) raised $6 million in the third quarter, a disappointing haul for a candidate who has been rising in the polls and lauded as a potential threat to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for the GOPs establishment mantle. Thats a drop from the $9 million Rubio raised in two-and-a-half months in the second quarter, after he launched his bid for the White House in mid-April. All told, Rubio has raised $18 million in hard campaign dollars this year, which includes about $3 million for his Senate reelection bid that has transferred to his presidential account. The Florida...
  • EXCLUSIVE: It's Chelsea vs Huma! vying to become Hillary Clinton's official First LADY

    10/09/2015 6:01:32 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 17 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October 8, 2015 | Jerry Oppenheimer
    EXCLUSIVE: It's Chelsea vs Huma! The two competitive, power-hungry women vying to become Hillary Clinton's official First LADY Hillary has all but admitted that Bill Clinton will NOT be her First Man Daughter Chelsea seems an obvious choice to fill the First Lady's shoes But the candidate's classy confidential confidante Huma Abedin is also in contention 'Hillary owes Huma, big time,' says one Washington insider There's no law that says a first lady must be a president's spouse - or live in the White House, says presidential authority Carl Sferrazza Anthony The first woman called 'first lady' was Harriet Lane,...
  • Obama Folds: White House Weighs "Syria Retreat" As It Ends Training Of "Moderate Rebels"

    10/09/2015 6:00:24 AM PDT · by amorphous · 10 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9 Oct 2015
    This past weekend we called Obama's latest failed attempt to replace Syria's president (after a comparable attempt in 2013 also ended in failure) for what it is: "Make no mistake, this is shaping up to be the most spectacular US foreign policy debacle since Vietnam - and we don't think that's an exaggeration."
  • Ted Cruz raises $12 million over the summer (Radio silence continues from Jeb, Fiorina...)

    10/09/2015 5:49:10 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/9/15 | MJ Lee and Theodore Schleifer
    Ted Cruz raised around $12 million for his presidential campaign during the third quarter, two sources with knowledge of the Texas senator's fundraising told CNN Thursday. That figure represents a strong haul that will help fuel Cruz's operation at a critical juncture. His cash flow over the last three months brings his total fundraising so far to $26 million. Cruz raised $10 million in the previous quarter, and $4 million in his first quarter as a candidate. Cruz outpaces his rival Marco Rubio, who told donors earlier on Thursday that his campaign raised $6 million in the third quarter. The...
  • Video: Czech doctor reveals horrific reality of Muslim migrants in Germany

    A Czech doctor working in Germany has threatened to leave the country over what is happening with the flood of Muslim migrants. The story she relates is horrific, and its one that needs to be heard or read. Since the press is forbidden from reporting on the true situation and social media giants like Facebook are working to stifle stories like this, she relayed the story in an email letter read by an independent Czech television host. An English translation of that letter follows the video below.
  • Polish Air Force Acquires Missiles for the MiG-29; Ukrainian Contractors May Place Their Offers Too

    10/09/2015 5:27:40 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki Poland ^ | Oct 09, 2015
    Polands Armament Inspectorate announced that it has begun a procedure to acquire radar guided R-27R1 missiles, used as the main armament of the Polish MiG-29 fighters. Ukrainian manufacturers are allowed to submit offers as well. The procedure concerns procurement of 40 R-27R1 missiles. This type of weaponry is the basic armament of the MiG-29 fighters used by the Polish Air Force. The missile is a semi-active radar-guided weapon used against airborne targets at close and medium ranges, in any weather conditions, by day and night, in any direction. This type of missiles requires the launch aircraft to continuously track the...
  • The Odds That Hillary's Emails Were Hacked Just Got A Lot Higher

    10/09/2015 5:26:44 AM PDT · by RockyTCB · 11 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/8/2015 | Staff
    Scandal: We have now learned that Hillary Clinton's private email server was subject to multiple cyberattacks from abroad. Does anybody really believe that hackers didn't gain access to classified material?
  • Donald Trump Has at Least One Very Enthusiastic Hispanic Supporter

    10/09/2015 5:21:55 AM PDT · by McGruff · 15 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | October 8, 2015 | Caroline Bankoff
    Donald Trump's problems with the United States' Latino community are pretty well-documented, at this point. So, here's something completely different: During a Thursday rally in Las Vegas, Trump pulled a shrieking (with joy!) woman onstage and asked her to tell the folks where she was from. "I'm from Colombia!" she announced, bouncing up and down and clutching a copy of People featuring the Trump family. "And is this a setup? Did I ever meet you before?" Trump demanded (sort of like he did with that lady he forced to touch his hair in August). Without actually answering that question, the...
  • Hillary Clinton vows to crack down on big bad Wall Street firms with new proposals

    10/09/2015 5:20:36 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 19 replies ^ | october 8, 2015 | cameron joseph
    The proposals come just days before the first Democratic presidential debate Tuesday, and mark Clinton's latest leftward pivots as she looks to ward off a strong populist challenge from Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Clinton wants to force firms that are "too large and too risky to be managed effectively to reorganize, downsize, or break apart," in the campaign's words, a move aimed at addressing "too big to fail" that echoes calls from lefties like Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). She also wants to make sure that when people break the law they actually go to jail, something that rarely happened after...
  • ISIL Instructors Training Russia-Born Militants in Afghanistan

    10/09/2015 5:00:45 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 08.10.2015
    ISIL Instructors Training Russia-Born Militants in Afghanistan Asia & Pacific 13:35 08.10.2015(updated 15:08 08.10.2015) Get short URL Russian is the working language in the ISIL camp in Afghanistan, a top Russian diplomat said Thursday. The Islamic State is training Russia-born militants in Afghanistan, some of its instructors possessing US and UK passports, a top Russian diplomat said Thursday at a security conference in Moscow. "A number of ISIL training bases recruit militants in Central Asia and some Russian regions. Russian is the working language in this so-called camp", Zamir Kabulov, director of the Russian Foreign Ministry's Second Department said. He...
  • Cruz: Trump won't be GOP nominee

    10/09/2015 4:26:01 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 125 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/09/2015 | Nick Gass
    Donald Trump will not be the Republican nominee for president, Ted Cruz said Thursday, claiming that a majority of the Manhattan real-estate mogul's supporters would end up voting for him instead. Cruz was asked whether he believed he could beat Trump based on his principles, in an interview with WABC's Rita Cosby that will air on Sunday.  "I think that's right. I think in time I don't believe Donald is going to be the nominee and I think in time the lion’s share of his supporters end up with us," the freshman senator predicted. "And I think the reason...
  • Russias Giving ISIS An Air Force

    10/09/2015 4:23:45 AM PDT · by BeadCounter · 34 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 10.08.15 | Michael Weiss
    Putins air campaign in Syria is not only supporting Assad, its giving cover to fighters from the so-called Islamic State. Last June, the U.S. embassy in Damascus accused Bashar al-Assads air force of clearing a path for an ISIS advance on Syrian rebels in the Aleppo town of Azaz. Reports indicate that the regime is making air strikes in support of [ISISs] advance on Aleppo, aiding extremists against Syrian population, the embassy account tweeted, following up with a broader accusation: We have long seen that the regime avoids [ISIS] lines, in complete contradiction to the regimes claims to be fighting...
  • Jobless claims fall to near a 42-year low

    10/09/2015 4:22:26 AM PDT · by John W · 49 replies
    Reusters via Yahoo news ^ | october 9, 2015 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new applications for jobless benefits fell more than expected to near a 42-year low last week, pointing to ongoing tightening in the labor market despite the recent slowdown in hiring. The data released on Thursday provides an upbeat check on the health of the labor market after last week's monthly employment report increased doubts the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates by the end of this year. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 13,000 to a seasonally adjusted 263,000 for the week ended Oct. 3, the Labor Department said. That was...
  • Wichita State U Changes Chapel to Appease Muslims

    10/09/2015 3:41:03 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 23 replies ^ | october 8, 2015 | faye higbee
    The marginalization of Christianity is on a runaway train in America.Wichita StateUniversity renovatedits chapel toaccommodate Muslims. In the process, Christian-related objects wereremoved. The backlash was furious. In May, workers removed Christian itemslike the pews, and the altar ..whichhave been given the boot. And thathas not set well with alumnimanyof whom are donors to the University. Chairs have been set up to replace the pews and make room for Muslim prayer rugs. If they wanted to provide a place for Muslims, why didnt they just give them a separate place? Because Muslims want dominance. The Schools Student Body President is claimingislamophobia...
  • Don Young shoves Peter King out of the way

    10/09/2015 3:36:24 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 11 replies
    MofoPolitics ^ | Oct 8, 2015
    The scene after Rep. Kevin McCarthy (RINO-CA) announced he was dropping out of the Speakers race Out of the way!
  • Government On Hiring Spree As Private Job Gains Fade

    10/09/2015 3:33:55 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 18 replies
    Government is again behind the curve in adapting to changes in the economy, ramping up hiring even as weakening global demand prompts private employers to tap the brakes. If the trend continues, governments could find themselves with more staff than they can afford and eventually a new cycle of budget shortfalls and painful cutbacks. The slowdown in China and other economies has knocked the wind out of exports and commodity prices and slowed private-sector hiring to its weakest level in more than three years. But state and local governments are adding jobs at the fastest pace since the recession....
  • Next man up? House GOP pushes reluctant Ryan to seek Speaker's chair

    10/09/2015 2:41:32 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 09, 2015 | Fox News
    Since House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., shocked his congressional colleagues early Thursday by withdrawing his name from consideration to replace John Boehner, R-Ohio, as Speaker of the House, Republicans have launched a relentless press aimed at convincing House Ways and Means Committee chair Paul Ryan, R-Wis., to put himself forward for the job. Fox News has learned that Boehner himself is imploring Ryan, Mitt Romney's running mate on the 2012 Republican presidential ticket, to put himself forward for the top job in the House, largely because Ryan is one of the few unifying figures in the House Republican Conference.
  • The Quinn in the Morning Show with Jim Quinn - October 9, 2015

    10/09/2015 2:36:47 AM PDT · by sneakers · 16 replies
    Jim Quinn is back! - and in better form than ever!! The Quinn in the Morning Show airs from 6:00am to 9:00 am, Monday thru Friday. To listen online, go to and sign up (for a small fee). Or you can listen on the radio locally in the upstate NY area on 1040 WYSL Rochester, NY or 1480 WCNS in Latrobe, Pa. If you sign up online, be sure to choose the "auto-renew" option in order to have full access to archived shows and podcasts.
  • Study claims to locate genetic differences between gay, straight men

    10/09/2015 2:35:13 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 50 replies
    FoxNews ^ | October 09, 2015 | FoxNews
    A new study claims to have located nine parts of the male genetic code that indicate whether a person is heterosexual or homosexual. However, the study's authors also say that there is some evidence that environment plays a role in a man's sexual orientation by altering the activity of certain genes.
  • Rose Unplugged Morning Show October 9 2015.

    10/09/2015 2:32:00 AM PDT · by GregB · 3 replies
    Rose is back! Formerly the Rose half of the Quinn & Rose Morning Show, she is back on the air and ready for the fight! Catch her on Pittsburghs 1250 AM The Answer WPGP, from 8AM to 10AM Monday through Friday or via live stream at, where you can also get the podcasts. Join us for real no-nonsense conservative talk with a passion that only Rose can deliver!
  • The GOP sinks deeper into chaos. Can it still function as a party? (WaPo the sky is falling alert)

    10/09/2015 2:22:21 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 7, 2015 | Karen Tumulty
    Less than a year after a sweeping electoral triumph, Republicans are on the verge of ceasing to function as a national political party. The most powerful and crippling force at work in the once-hierarchical GOP is anger, directed as much at its own leaders as anywhere else. First, a contingent of several dozen conservative House members effectively forced Speaker John A. Boehner (Ohio) to resign rather than face a possibly losing battle to hold on to his job. Now they have claimed House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), who had been considered the favorite to replace Boehner until he announced...
  • Iranian Revolutionary Guards say general killed in Syria

    10/09/2015 1:18:56 AM PDT · by JPX2011 · 10 replies
    Reuters via Daily Mail ^ | October 9, 2015 | Parisa Hafezi
    ANKARA, Oct 9 (Reuters) - An Iranian Revolutionary Guards general has been killed near Aleppo, where he was advising the Syrian army on their battle against Islamic State fighters, the guards said in a statement on Friday. General Hussein Hamedani was killed late on Wednesday, the statement said. Iran is the main regional ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and has provided military and economic support during Syria's four-year-old civil war.
  • Syria extends major offensive to retake territory in west

    10/09/2015 12:47:59 AM PDT · by JPX2011 · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 9, 2015 | Giles Elgood and Philippa Fletcher
    Syrian troops and allied militia backed by a fresh wave of Russian air strikes and cruise missiles fired from warships attacked rebel forces on Thursday as the government extended an offensive to recapture territory in the west of the country. The assault focused on western areas where rebel advances earlier this year had threatened the coastal region vital to President Bashar al-Assad's support base. The Russian Defence Ministry said it fired missiles from ships in the Caspian Sea for a second day and had hit weapons factories, arms dumps, command centers and training camps.
  • North Charleston settles with Walter Scotts family for $6.5M

    10/09/2015 12:00:25 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 13 replies
    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. A city in South Carolina approved a $6.5 million settlement Thursday with the family of an unarmed black man shot to death earlier this year by a white police officer. The North Charleston City Council approved the settlement by a 10-0 vote, and members of Walter Scotts family were on hand when it was announced.
  • Watchdog Says Report of 10,000 Toddlers on ADHD Drugs Tip of the Iceberg..

    10/08/2015 11:25:20 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 17 replies
    FULL TITLE: Watchdog Says Report of 10,000 Toddlers on ADHD Drugs Tip of the Iceberg274,000 0-1 Year Olds and 370,000 Toddlers Prescribed Psychiatric Drugs Mental health watchdog Citizens Commission on Human Rights says a new report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the 10,000 toddlers being prescribed ADHD drugs, is only the tip of the iceberg regarding children being prescribed psychiatric drugs in the U.S. According to IMS health, more than 274,000 0-1 year olds are being prescribed psychiatric drugs and a staggering 370,000 toddlers.
  • Donald Trump Lashes Out at 'Nut Job' Glenn Beck After Being Called a 'Bully'

    10/08/2015 11:18:19 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 42 replies ^ | October 08, 2015
    Real-estate mogul Donald Trump is now going after conservative talk-show host Glenn Beck. In recent weeks, Beck has repeatedly been critical of Trump, the Republican presidential front-runner. Most recently, Beck was quoted in a New York Times article on Wednesday dismissing Trump as a "schoolyard bully" who is not in touch with tea-party conservatives. The Times article was titled: "Donald Trumps Act Seems to Be Wearing Out Its Welcome." Trump, no stranger to Twitter insults, lashed out at Beck on Thursday. Trump also had harsh words for Erick Erickson, the conservative commentator who is the editor of the website RedState....
  • Official: US Not Notified of Russia Firing Missiles Through Iraq, Syria

    10/08/2015 10:49:52 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 26 replies ^ | October 07, 2015
    PENTAGON Neither Russia nor Iraq warned the United States that cruise missiles had entered Iraqi airspace en route to Syria, a U.S. official told VOA. Russia said Wednesday that it used four warships in the Caspian Sea to launch rockets at Islamic State targets in Syria. Rockets fired from those ships would have traveled through Iraqi airspace, where U.S. and coalition pilots are conducting anti-Islamic State operations to help Iraqi and Peshmerga forces defeat the extremists. The official acknowledged to VOA that this is exactly the kind of action that could result in a mishap or misunderstanding.
  • Ex-Mid East Adviser: 'Combative' Rice Harmed Israel Relations

    10/08/2015 10:29:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    inn ^ | 10/8/15 | Ari Yashar
    Dennis Ross, who served as US President Barack Obama's Middle East adviser from 2009 to 2011, has revealed in a new book to be published next week that national security adviser Susan Rice is largely responsible for worsening ties with Israel amid the controversial Iran nuclear deal. In his new book "Doomed to Succeed: The U.S.-Israel Relationship From Truman to Obama, excerpts of which were posted by Politico on Thursday, Ross writes that Rice's "combative mind-set" made relations between Obama and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu even worse than they were. For one thing, the ex-Middle East adviser reveals that Rice...
  • Russias New Mega-Missile Stuns the Globe

    10/08/2015 10:28:08 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 45 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 10.09.15 | DAVID AXE
    On Oct. 7, Russian warships in the Caspian Sea fired 26 high-tech cruise missiles at rebel targets in Syriaa staggering 1,000 miles away. The missiles in question, which the Pentagon calls SS-N-30s, were mostly unknown to the outside world before the Oct. 7 raid. Even close watchers of the Russian military were surprised to see them. The missile attack was also highly visible. In many ways, it was an announcement to the world, and America in particular, that the once-dilapidated Russian navy is back in actionand that Putins missileers are now among the planets most advanced. Planning for the missile...
  • Louie Gohmert: Boehner Postponed Speaker Vote Like Any Good Dictator Would

    10/08/2015 9:57:46 PM PDT · by amorphous · 21 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8 Oct 2015 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Rep. Louie Gohmert blasted John Boehner for his decision to postpone the Republicans vote for the next House speaker, saying he acted like any good dictator would because he wants to choose his own successor. It actually pointed to the reason we need a new speaker, and that is because its like he feels he has to pick a successor, like any good dictator would, the Texas Republican said in comments to TheBlaze Thursday night after House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy abruptly took himself out of the running as GOP members gathered for the secret-ballot vote. But this is not...
  • Ten Commandments monument removed from outside Oklahoma state Capitol after controversy

    10/08/2015 9:46:46 PM PDT · by jonatron · 7 replies
    A.P. ^ | October 6, 2015 | The AP Staff
    OKLAHOMA CITY A granite monument of the Ten Commandments that has sparked controversy since its installation on the Oklahoma Capitol grounds was being removed and will be transported to a private conservative think tank for storage. A contractor the state hired began removing the monument shortly after 10:30 p.m. Monday. The work comes after the Oklahoma Supreme Courts June decision that the display violates a state constitutional prohibition on the use of public property to support any sect, church, denomination or system of religion. The state is paying the contractor about $4,700 to remove the monument and take it...
  • Shows of Strength From Trump and Putin

    10/08/2015 9:29:12 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 15 replies ^ | October 08, 2015 | PEGGY NOONAN
    Donald Trump has entered his second act. His polls, sometimes characterized as weakening, are in fact strong. As Bloombergs John Heilemann said on Morning Joe, if Jeb Bush had Mr. Trumps numbers everyone would declare the race over. This week Quinnipiac had Mr. Trump solidly leading his GOP rivals in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. A national poll from Reuters/Ipsos had Mr. Trump in the lead with 31%, followed by Ben Carson with 17%. Public Policy Polling had Mr. Trump holding steady nationwide since late August, coming in first at 27%. His support is ideologically broad35% of tea-party voters and 29%...
  • EPA triggers another wastewater spill at Colorado superfund site ( Crested Butte )

    10/08/2015 9:28:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    Watchdog ^ | October 8, 2015 | Marjorie Haun
    Once again the EPA [Environmental Protection Agency] has failed to notify the appropriate local officials and agencies of the spill in a timely manner. These are the words of U.S. Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) of Colorados 3rd Congressional District in response to another toxic spill resulting from EPA activities at an abandoned mine in western Colorado. According to the Denver Post, an EPA mine crew working Thursday at the Standard Mine in the mountains near Crested Butte, triggered another spill of some 2,000 gallons of wastewater into a nearby mountain creek. Supporting Tiptons remarks to Watchdog Arena, the Denver Post...
  • Oil export bill driving a wedge between industries

    10/08/2015 9:22:51 PM PDT · by 100American · 1 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 10/8/15 2:01 PM | JOHN SICILIANO
    The group has watched the export debate, as any reduction in supply from exports could increase prices domestically. Some large manufacturers have warned that any policy that increases the cost of energy could move U.S. companies overseas. Cicio said he would support the bill if it did not repeal the president's authority. "We should not be so short sited," he told the Washington Examiner. Oil prices currently are low, but "in the future it can become a very significant cost issue for manufacturing." "All we need is an adjustment" to the bill to keep the safety valve in place,...
  • Trump Finds Hispanic Hysteria in Vegas

    10/08/2015 9:22:13 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 9 replies ^ | October 08, 2015
    Donald Trump was upstaged during a campaign rally Thursday by a Hispanic woman professing her undying support for the Republican presidential hopeful. The rare moment occurred roughly halfway through Trump's latest campaign rally in Las Vegas, Nev. when the leading GOP candidate began discussing a People magazine issue featuring himself and his family on the cover. A woman waving the magazine in the crowd was soon invited on stage by the billionaire. "There it is. Come here, let me have that," Trump summoned the woman, before leaving the stage to grab her from the sea of supporters. "Where are you...
  • Moderate terrorist positions struck by Russian Air Force

    10/08/2015 9:22:11 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 27 replies
    Saudi-Qatari funded terror gangs can be heard in a state of somewhat dismay through the radio chatter as Russia's legit war on terror intensifies. Hama outskirts. Read more at

    10/08/2015 9:21:43 PM PDT · by Jarhead9297 · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Oct 2015 | John Nolte
    <p>The GQ headline screams Fuck Ben Carson and attacks the Republican presidential candidate for daring to suggest that in a mass shooter situation, it might be a better idea to fight back than to wait to be murdered in cold blood.</p>