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  • Donald Trump's Attorney Defends Him Against Ex-Wife's Rape Allegation “You can’t rape your spouse"

    07/28/2015 12:42:49 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 56 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | July 27, 2015 | Marina Fang
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump may have raped his ex-wife Ivana Trump, according to a 1993 biography of the real estate mogul uncovered by The Daily Beast. Trump's attorney on Monday denied the allegation, claiming “you cannot rape your spouse.” “You’re talking about the front-runner for the GOP, presidential candidate, as well as private individual, who never raped anybody," Michael Cohen, the Trump Organization’s special counsel, told The Daily Beast. "And, of course, understand that by the very definition, you can’t rape your spouse.” The biography, Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump, by Harry Hurt III, details...
  • Idaho Muslim wanted to detonate bomb at park during July 4 celebration

    07/27/2015 11:14:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 7/27/15 | Robert Spencer
    Boise, Idaho. Did the citizens of Boise “provoke” Fazliddin Kurbanov? Did they draw cartoons of Muhammad? Did they “poke Muslims in the eye”? “Informant: Terrorism suspect named Boise as possible attack target,” by Katie Terhune, KTVB, July 27, 2015: BOISE –A confidential FBI source testified Monday that Boise may have been among the intended targets of terrorism suspect Fazliddin Kurbanov. The informant met Kurbanov in January 2013 at a truck-driving school in Salt Lake City, Utah. The suspect had gone there in hopes of getting a job, while the informant had been planted in the class by the FBI. The...
  • Suspicious mail sent to Ore. government; sheriff hospitalized (autoplay vid)

    07/27/2015 10:09:56 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 3 replies
    KGW ^ | July 27 | Sara Roth & Max Barr
    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Government offices around the state on Monday received suspicious mail, some of which contained an unknown substance, according to Oregon State Police. Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer was rushed to the emergency room at Blue Mountain Hospital on Monday evening. The East Oregonian reported that Palmer opened an envelope addressed to him at the sheriff's office in Canyon City. The envelope contained a white substance and Palmer quickly developed a rash on his arms.
  • Body of missing Santa Cruz girl found near her home

    07/27/2015 10:07:24 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 7 replies
    KTVU ^ | 07-27-2015
    Police and FBI agents swarmed the Tannery Arts Center Monday night shortly before word surfaced that the body of a missing Santa Cruz girl had been found close to her home.
  • Canada: Muslims planned to infiltrate synagogue, murder Jews

    07/27/2015 9:53:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 7/27/15 | Robert Spencer
    Where did these converts to Islam get the idea that murdering Jews would be pleasing to Allah? Are Canadian authorities investigating that question, or are they content to wave such questions away with the claim that they were “radicalized on the Internet”? “Accused B.C. terrorist aimed to kill ‘small Jews’ to save them from hell: trial,” by Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press, July 27, 2015 (thanks to Marc): VANCOUVER – A woman found guilty of helping to mastermind a terrorist bomb plot wanted to infiltrate a synagogue and kill “small Jews” to save the children from going to hell, a...
  • Greece rocked by reports of secret plan to raid banks for drachma return

    07/27/2015 9:38:49 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 26 July 2015
    Greece rocked by reports of secret plan to raid banks for drachma return Opposition demands answers after covert proposals attributed to Yanis Varoufakis and fellow ex-minister highlight deep split in Syriza party Staff and agencies Sunday 26 July 2015 19.39 BST Some members of Greece’s leftist-led government wanted to raid central bank reserves and hack taxpayer accounts to prepare a return to the drachma, according to reports that highlighted the chaos in the ruling Syriza party. It is not clear how seriously the government considered the plans, attributed to former energy minister Panagiotis Lafazanis and ex-finance minister Yanis Varoufakis. Lafazanis...
  • Ted Cruz on Hannity - Challenges Obama to Debate (video- 8 mins)

    07/27/2015 9:00:58 PM PDT · by VinL · 14 replies
    You Tube ^ | 7/27/15 | Hannity
    Published on Jul 27, 2015 On "Hannity" tonight, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said that if President Obama's nuclear agreement with Iran goes through, the Obama administration will become the world's leading financier of radical Islamic terrorism.
  • Obama calls GOP criticism of Iran deal ‘ridiculous,’ ‘sad’

    07/27/2015 8:57:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 27, 2015 10:53 PM EDT | Julie Pace
    President Barack Obama unleashed a blistering and belittling rebuke of Republican White House hopefuls Monday, calling their attack on his landmark nuclear deal with Iran “ridiculous if it weren’t so sad.” Standing before television cameras during a trip to Africa, Obama suggested the bellicose rhetoric from some GOP candidates was an attempt to divert attention from Donald Trump, the wealthy businessman-turned presidential contender whose popularity is confounding the Republican field. […] “In 18 months, I’m turning over the keys,” Obama said. “I want to make sure I’m turning over the keys to somebody who is serious about the serious problems...
  • Judge: Citizens United Must Disclose Donor Information to NY

    07/27/2015 8:42:32 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    ABCNews ^ | July 27, 2015
    Judge: Citizens United Must Disclose Donor Information to NY NEW YORK — Jul 27, 2015 A nonprofit conservative organization advocating for less government must disclose information about its major donors to New York's attorney general if it wants to solicit money in the state, a judge said Monday. U.S. District Judge Sidney Stein said it appeared that Citizens United will not succeed in a lawsuit it brought on First Amendment grounds to try to block disclosures of the information to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, including names, addresses and the total contributions of major donors. The judge noted that there is...
  • Jeb Bush Tells MSNBC in Spanish Trump’s Immigration Comments ‘Hurt’ Him

    07/27/2015 8:38:38 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Jul 2015 | Katie McHugh
    In an interview conducted solely in Spanish, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush tells MSNBC he’s “hurt” by GOP frontrunner Donald Trump’s strident criticisms of Mexican criminal aliens coming across the border. “I was hurt hearing somebody speaking in such a vulgar fashion. This makes solving this problem much more difficult. When we have politicians like that we cannot progress,” said Bush according to a translator. “In a political sense it was bad, and it creates an environment that is worse.”
  • Sen. Cruz: McConnell-Reid Leadership Team Pushed Through Another Win for the Washington Cartel

    07/27/2015 8:37:09 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 14 replies
    Cruz.senate.gov ^ | 7/27/15 | Ted Cruz
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) tonight issued the following statement after a disappointing vote in the Senate to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, a Washington institution that has become synonymous with cronyism and corruption: "Tonight, the McConnell-Reid leadership team pushed through another win for the Washington Cartel, and they did so at the taxpayers' expense. By casting votes in favor of cronyism and special interests, the Senate made clear what group matters most to them... and the answer is not the American people. "Worse still, the one person who had the ability to make sure the Ex-Im Bank...
  • County, forest at odds over OHVs ( Colorado - RS 2477 )

    07/27/2015 8:28:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Journal ^ | July 23, 2015 | Tobie Baker
    U.S. Forest Service ranger told Montezuma County commissioners this week that local officials continue to overstep their authority in regard to the Dolores-Norwood Road. ... Earlier this year, Montezuma County officials installed a dozen “Share the Road” signs accommodating off-highway vehicle use on county roads, including the Dolores-Norwood Road. To clarify any confusion, Montezuma County attorney John Baxter told commissioners on Monday that people were allowed to operate off-highway vehicles on the roadway. “Not according to our travel management rules,” Padilla interrupted. “Your travel management rule is incorrect,” Baxter replied. Baxter continued, stating that federal officials had yet to provide...
  • Donald Trump Calls for Amnesty

    07/27/2015 8:14:32 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 104 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | July 27, 2015 | Dave Blount
    I hope Trump’s MSNBC interview doesn’t surprise too many people: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump took a softer stance [on] immigration during a television interview Friday, saying he believes in a “merit system” for undocumented immigrants already living in the U.S. … During Friday’s interview, Trump said the U.S. should take a two-step approach to the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the country. Wouldn’t it be nice if there really were only 11 million? The actual number is probably at least three times that high and rocketing upward every moment. Meanwhile, we can’t find even a loose cannon,...
  • China aghast as woman crushed by escalator at shopping mall

    The scene can only be described as horrific: On an otherwise unremarkable morning, a woman is riding up a shopping center escalator in central China with her son. When she reaches the top and begins to disembark, she steps onto a metal footplate covering the machinery. The plate collapses, dropping the woman into the gears. She shoves her child into the arms of two mall employees, and is crushed to death. Security-camera video of the incident (Note: The video contains disturbing images.) hit Chinese social media late Sunday, hours after it occurred, with local media identifying the woman as Xiang...
  • Jeb Bush: ‘I’m a joyful tortoise’ in long, acrimonious race

    07/27/2015 8:01:15 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 51 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 7/27/15 | Adam C Smith
    Repeat after Jeb Bush: He is not angry. Not even a tiny bit. Florida’s Republican former governor is happy — joyful even. And campaigning throughout Orlando Monday the merriest of presidential candidates reminded supporters over and over again that he is nothing like some of his churlish counterparts in the GOP primary. “Here’s the deal: I don’t have anger in my heart,” he told about 200 people at a community center in Maitland Monday evening. “We shouldn’t be scolding people. We shouldn’t be saying outrageous things that turns people off to the conservative message.” “I’m not a grievance candidate,” he...
  • More in Minnesota have health coverage but still can't afford to be sick

    07/27/2015 7:50:23 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 20 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 7-26-15 | Glenn Howatt
    The number of Minnesotans struggling to pay their medical bills is rising sharply, despite an increase in the number of residents who have health insurance. In the past year, Minnesota’s main hospital and clinic groups filed nearly 9,000 lawsuits against people with large or long-standing medical debts — a sharp increase since 2005, according to a Star Tribune analysis of court records. Once a leading cause of personal bankruptcy in the United States, medical debt was widely expected to decline as more Americans got health insurance following federal health reform. Instead, shifts in the insurance market are pushing more people...
  • China: Shanghai shares open down more than 4% after plunge

    07/27/2015 7:49:37 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    AFP ^ | 2015/7/27
    Shanghai shares open down more than 4% after plunge AFP – 29 minutes ago China's benchmark Shanghai stock index slumped 4.09 percent at the open on Tuesday, despite a renewed government vow to support the market following the biggest fall in eight years a day earlier. The Shanghai Composite Index plunged 8.48 percent on Monday, the biggest fall since February 27, 2007, despite a broad-based government effort to shore up prices following a weeks-long rout. The benchmark narrowed some of the losses in morning trade Tuesday and was down 2.12 percent, or 78.88 points, to 3,646.68 later. The Shenzhen Composite...
  • Jeb Bush calls for financial help for Puerto Rico

    07/27/2015 7:48:26 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 23 replies
    Orlando Sentinal ^ | July 27, 2015 | Scott Powers
    On his first official foray into Central Florida as a presidential candidate, Jeb Bush called Monday for debt relief for Puerto Rico, while declaring himself the positive Republican choice for the nation's top job. Speaking to about 75 mostly Puerto Rican religious leaders in east Orange County, Florida's former governor said the island's financial crisis must be addressed. "I think we ought to have structured recasting of their debt and structured recasting of their social obligations," Bush said.
  • Rose unplugged Morning Show July 28 2015

    07/27/2015 7:41:00 PM PDT · by GregB · 2 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 Pittsburgh’s 1250 AM “The Answer” WPGP, from 8AM to 10AM Monday through Friday or via live stream at www.am1250theanswer.com, where you can also get the podcasts. Join us for real no-nonsense conservative talk with a passion that only Rose can deliver!
  • Minn. Lawmakers to Propose National Guard Members Carry Weapons at Recruiting Centers

    07/27/2015 7:23:14 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 3 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 7/27/15 | Jay Kolls
    Several state lawmakers plan to introduce legislation that will make it legal for Minnesota National Guard members to carry weapons at recruiting centers, or whenever in uniform. State Sen. Paul Gazelka, R-Nisswa, says the killing of five military personnel in Tennessee is not to be taken lightly and said, "It is time we make sure our Minnesota National Guard members can have the ability to protect themselves when in uniform." Gazelka said "our guard members are targets wherever they go in uniform because they represent the United States and there are those who would do harm to them for that...
  • Waco PD’s Swanton to run for McLennan County sheriff

    07/27/2015 7:21:54 PM PDT · by don-o · 7 replies
    Waco Herald-Tribune ^ | July 27, 2015 | OLIVIA MESSER
    Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton will run against incumbent McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara in the 2016 election, documents show. Swanton filed a report on July 17 designating a campaign treasurer, identified as Kneeley D. Lawdermilk, for the election. As the face of the Waco Police Department, Swanton’s public profile increased significantly during the national media influx surrounding the May 17 Twin Peaks shooting, during which he gave dozens of television interviews reaching national audiences. “I am excited about giving McLennan County voters an option for a candidate with trusted leadership skills, tested experience and a true commitment to...
  • Boy Scouts of America Amends Adult Leadership Policy [Openly Gay Leaders Now Allowed]

    07/27/2015 7:17:32 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 43 replies
    Boy Scouts of America ^ | July 27, 2015 | Newsroom Blog
    On Monday, July 27, the National Executive Board ratified a resolution that removes the national restriction on openly gay adult leaders and employees. Of those present and voting, 79 percent voted in favor of the resolution. The resolution was recommended for ratification by the Executive Committee earlier this month. The resolution is effective immediately. Chartered organizations will continue to select their adult leaders and religious chartered organizations may continue to use religious beliefs as criteria for selecting adult leaders, including matters of sexuality. This change allows Scouting’s members and parents to select local units, chartered to organizations with similar beliefs,...
  • Pay up for petty police calls, Pohatcong officials tell stores (More lunacy from NJ!)

    07/27/2015 7:08:51 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 13 replies
    Township council on Tuesday unanimously agreed to charge businesses that call for police assistance more than 10 times a month or demand an officer respond to a shoplifting incident that doesn't result in an arrest. The fine will be $500, under the ordinance proposal.
  • Disney, Sheriff's Office tight-lipped about fist fight at Epcot (Video At Link)

    07/27/2015 7:07:23 PM PDT · by Crystal Palace East · 38 replies
    Warning: Graphic Video: Disney World is supposed to be the "Happiest Place on Earth," but that didn't stop three women from coming to blows while waiting in line at Epcot over the weekend. Channel 9 obtained cellphone video that shows the women fighting in line at the Test Track ride Saturday night. WFTV's Deneige Broom is working to gather more details about what led to the brawl, but so far there has been no comment from the Sheriff's Office or Disney. A guest captured the fight on video, which appears to show a verbal spat that started between a young...
  • Give the brave Chattanooga servicemen the Purple Heart

    07/27/2015 6:51:40 PM PDT · by From The Deer Stand · 10 replies
    Local | July 27, 2015 | From The Deer Stand
    Awarding the Purple Heart to the five brave American military men who were murdered by an Islamic terrorist is a no-brainer, unless you're in the politically-correct Obama Administration. These brave men were attacked on our soil by someone following the ISIS lead. His attack on our members of military was an act of war. Our government will hem and haw over something obvious and we, as patriotic Americans, are getting awful testy over nitpicky words, putting a cushion around evil Islam, and putting our military members secondary. Award the Purple Heart now!
  • Mike Lee aide’s email rankles Mitch McConnell

    07/27/2015 6:44:22 PM PDT · by VinL · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/27/15 | Manu Raju
    With tensions rising within his conference, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell summoned Republicans for a closed-door meeting Monday night for what was expected to be a fraught session. The meeting is expected to focus, in part, on a private email an aide to Sen. Mike Lee sent to conservative activists saying that a complicated Obamacare repeal procedural vote “should be scored” against any senator who opposes it. That means that it would be a counted as a mark against them among conservatives in their next election. Lee wants to invoke a rare Senate procedure in order to pass a repeal...
  • Jihadi John On The Run, From ISIS

    07/27/2015 6:34:14 PM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 21 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 7/27/15 | Aaron Morrison
    Mohammed Emwazi, who is believed to be the killer Jihadi John in several beheading videos released online by the Islamic State group, may have worn out his welcome with the terrorist organization. Emwazi reportedly fled the militant group in Syria several weeks ago, bound for North Africa. Emwazi, once a London resident, apparently fears the militant group formerly known as either ISIL or ISIS will drop him “like a stone or worse if they feel he is no longer of any use to them,” a source told the Daily Express newspaper in the U.K. The source added, “So it is...
  • Bush: Trump's Words 'Vulgar,' Huckabee's Comment 'Doesn't Help'

    07/27/2015 6:31:12 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 45 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 27, 2015 | KATHLEEN HENNESSEY
    KATHLEEN HENNESSEY Bush: Trump's Words 'Vulgar,' Huckabee's Comment 'Doesn't Help' In his first Spanish-language interview since launching his bid for the White House, the former Florida governor said he was optimistic about passing comprehensive immigration reform, saying, "I know we can do it," according to excerpts of the interview released by Telemundo on Monday evening. Bush's definition of comprehensive reform is different from some others. He has said he supports a path to legal status for immigrants living in the country illegally, but not a path to citizenship as backed by most immigration advocates, Democrats and some Republicans. The candidate...
  • Ex-Wife: Donald Trump Made Me Feel ‘Violated’ During Sex

    07/27/2015 6:28:58 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 224 replies
    http://www.thedailybeast.com ^ | July 27, 2015 | Dark Tower
    Ivana Trump once accused the real estate tycoon of ‘rape,’ although she later clarified: not in the ‘criminal sense.’ Donald Trump introduced his presidential campaign to the world with a slur against Mexican immigrants, accusing them of being “rapists” and bringing crime into the country. “I mean somebody’s doing it!…Who’s doing the raping?” Donald Trump said, when asked to defend his characterization. It was an unfortunate turn of phrase for Trump—in more ways than one. Not only does the current front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination have a history of controversial remarks about sexual assault, but as it turns out,...
  • 911 calls capture panic of alleged road rage killing

    07/27/2015 6:21:12 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | 07/27/2015 | Nick Valencia and Ralph Ellis,
    A Florida man was shot to death in front of his family in an apparent road rage incident captured on 911 recordings. Robert Doyle was driving his truck on Thursday in Citrus County when he apparently called 911 to say another driver was "trying to run me off the road." Meanwhile, Candelerio Gonzalez, 44, was on the same road. His wife, Cathy Gonzalez, called 911 to report that another motorist was "driving like an idiot." On the recording, Gonzalez can be heard saying he's going to follow Doyle to his house to get his address. The operator says, "No, no,...
  • Will, Krauthammer: GOP Base Frustration ‘Mistaken,’ Cruz Hypocritical in McConnell Attack

    07/27/2015 6:20:06 PM PDT · by VinL · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/27/2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Columnists George Will and Charles Krauthammer agreed with Texas Senator and Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on the substance of his opposition to the Export-Import Bank, but argued that the Republican base’s frustration is “mistaken” and that Cruz engaged in “an act of rather amazing hypocrisy” by accusing McConnell of lying .... Will said, “The Republican base is frustrated. I understand it. It’s to be sympathized with, but it’s mistaken, fundamentally. Their view is, you have the butchers of Planned Parenthood, you can’t do anything about them. You have the Ex-Im Bank, which is, they think, crony capitalism,...
  • New poll shows Ireland wants Leo Varadkar as leader (SSM pusher)

    07/27/2015 6:05:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Irish Central ^ | July 23, 2015 04:10 AM | Paddy Clancy
    Health Minister Leo Varadkar is the overwhelming favorite among the public and Fine Gael supporters to be the next leader of the party. A poll for The Sunday Times shows 34 percent of people would like to see Varadkar, who came out as a gay in January, take over from Taoiseach Enda Kenny. “It’s always nice to get positive feedback from the public, but there is no vacancy. Enda is the leader and I have my hands full in health and a lot of work to do,” Varadkar said. …
  • LDS Church Re-evaluating Scouting Program (official statement)

    07/27/2015 6:04:53 PM PDT · by Ripliancum · 36 replies
    lds.org ^ | LDS CHURCH
    SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following statement today after a vote on a policy change by the Boy Scouts of America National Executive Board to admit openly gay leaders: “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is deeply troubled by today’s vote by the Boy Scouts of America National Executive Board. In spite of a request to delay the vote, it was scheduled at a time in July when members of the Church’s governing councils are out of their offices and do not meet. When the leadership of the Church...
  • Bush lays out his immigration plan in Spanish (Pay a small fine...)

    07/27/2015 6:04:40 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    CNN KCCI ^ | 7/27/15 | Daniella Diaz
    Jeb Bush told Telemundo he wants a pathway to legal status for all 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. The former Florida governor granted his first Spanish-language interview as a presidential candidate to Telemundo Monday evening. In the interview, he talked about his immigration policies, his thoughts on Donald Trump and Cuba, and his home life and family. "First, coming here legally has to be easier than coming here illegally," he said. "So there needs to be an agreement with the border ... for the 11 million people (who are here illegally), they must come out of the...
  • Kristol: Odds 'Better Than 50/50' Big Dem Jumps in Against 'Extraordinarily Weak' Hillary

    07/27/2015 6:04:32 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 45 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Is Hillary hearing donkey hoofbeats? On his Weekly Standard podcast today, Bill Kristol put the odds at "better than 50/50" that one or more of Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden or John Kerry would jump into the race against a Hillary Clinton whom he described as "extraordinarily weak." Kristol made an undeniable point, to wit, that "if someone came down and gave you the poll numbers on Hillary Clinton, from the last two, three, four public polls, you would look at that and say, whoah: this is a very weak and very vulnerable frontrunner."
  • French women furious after 'Muslim girl-gang' attacks 'immoral' sunbather for wearing a bikini

    07/27/2015 5:58:40 PM PDT · by traumer · 13 replies
    21-year-old woman was attacked by gang of five in a park in Reims, France Furious social media users launched a 'public bikini' campaign on Twitter Hundreds across France have posted photos of themselves in swimsuits Many assume the attack was 'religiously-motived' - but this is unconfirmed An attack on a woman in France because she wore a bikini in a public park has sparked outrage on social media. The 21-year-old victim, who has been named as Angelique Sloss, was beaten up by a gang of reportedly Muslim young women – aged between 16 and 24 – when she was sunbathing...
  • Iran Deal Fails 4 of Schumer’s 5 Demands

    07/27/2015 5:22:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 7/27/15 | Joel B. Pollack
    New York Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY), the third-highest ranking member of the Senate Democratic caucus, is emerging as the key figure in the congressional battle over the Iran deal. Schumer, who has maintained a tight silence since the nuclear deal was announced two weeks ago, was the most frequent target of last week’s rally against the deal in Times Square. Activists say a “no” vote from Schumer will not be enough; they want him to rally others to override President Barack Obama’s anticipated veto. Supporters of the deal are also lobbying him, hard. Yet the deal, by Schumer’s own standards,
  • Anti-Abortion Group Claims Credit for Planned Parenthood Hacking

    07/27/2015 5:19:15 PM PDT · by wildwoodla · 82 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | 7/27/15 | Theodore Schleifer
    Washigton (CNN)An anti-abortion group has reportedly claimed credit for hacking Planned Parenthood, the women's health organization that has been under scrutiny for recently released videos showing officials from the group casually discussing the sale of aborted fetal tissue.
  • Boy Scouts of America Votes to Allow Gay Scout Leaders

    07/27/2015 5:02:42 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 57 replies
    NBC NEWS ^ | JUL 27 2015, 7:25 PM ET | PETE WILLIAMS
    The governing body of the Boy Scouts of America voted Monday to end its decades-long ban on gay scout leaders. The organization's national executive board, meeting in Texas, concluded that the policy of excluding gay adults "was no longer legally defensible." The decision was approved by 79 percent of the board.
  • Maid Of Bush's Son In Miami Is Deported (1991 Flashback)

    07/27/2015 4:58:38 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 1/16/1991 | Deseret News
    President Bush's son, Jeb, is looking for a maid who's a legal U.S. resident. A maid who had worked at Bush's Miami home for three years was deported back to her native Honduras last week. Bush was out jogging when immigration agents showed up so his wife, Columba, had to deal with them. "She indicated, `Yes, she works here,' brought the lady out, and the two agents showed her the deportation order,said Richard Smith, director of the INS's Miami office."
  • Woman killed in Concord Township, another woman shot on Greenway Corridor; suspect in custody

    07/27/2015 4:51:16 PM PDT · by reegs · 27 replies
    The News-Herald ^ | 7/27/2015 | Duncan Scott
    A 40-year-old woman was shot on the Greenway Corridor in Painesville Township on the afternoon of July 27. 5:36 p.m.: There are some reports of another suspect. Officers are cautiously maintaining a perimeter near the Greenway Corridor. 5:30 p.m.: Lake County Sheriff Daniel Dunlap confirms the homicide of a woman in a private residence in Concord Township, and another woman was shot on the Greenway Corridor about 300 yards away. Suspect has been taken into custody. 5:19 p.m.: Law enforcement source says "suspected homicide" on Auburn Road is related to police activity near Greenway Corridor in Painesville/Concord townships. 5:08 p.m.:...
  • Sen. Cruz Continues Investigation into Administration’s Handling of Unaccompanied Alien Children

    07/27/2015 4:48:02 PM PDT · by Isara · 6 replies
    Cruz.senate.gov ^ | July 27, 2015
    Sends letter to Secretary Kerry questioning inappropriate use of UAC funds among other concernsWASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) recently sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry asking more questions about a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) document that appears to contradict key aspects of the Administration’s policy regarding the handling of Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC). This letter represents the latest step in Sen. Cruz’s thorough examination of the Administration’s multi-agency approach to last year’s UAC influx, and follows two prior letters to HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell on the subject: Sen. Cruz’s...
  • Bush denounces 'crazy message of hate' in campaign, urges rivals to stop scolding each other

    07/27/2015 4:45:43 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 60 replies
    AP US News ^ | 7/27/15 | SERGIO BUSTOS
    Jeb Bush implored his Republican presidential rivals Monday to reject the "crazy message of hate" that he sees at play in the campaign and cast himself as a "committed conservative," but not an "angry" one, in remarks rooted in Donald Trump's inflammatory rhetoric and the backlash that followed. As conservatives, he said in a speech to pastors, "if we act with our heart, people will rise." Afterward, Bush gave his call for political civility a harder edge in a raucous rally where he urged other GOP contenders to quit scolding each other. "We have to campaign with joy in our...
  • Christians and Muslims Gang Up on Franklin Graham [Chrislam]

    07/27/2015 4:45:22 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 38 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 7/24/2015 | Sara Weismann/RNS
    An evangelical pastor from Texas joined American Muslim leaders Thursday (July 23) in denouncing recent anti-Muslim comments by evangelist Franklin Graham as they announced upcoming efforts to build bridges between their religious communities. In response to the killing of five service members in Chattanooga, Tenn., last week, Graham, son of evangelical leader Billy Graham, wrote on Facebook that the U.S. should bar Muslims from immigrating. "I was so sad when I read the Facebook posting of Franklin Graham," Bob Roberts Jr., pastor of NorthWood Church in Keller, Texas, said Thursday at a gathering on Capitol Hill. "This is not 'evangelical'...
  • House GOP panelists demand resignation of IRS chief

    07/27/2015 4:38:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 27, 2015 | S.A. Miller
    Accuse Koskinen of obstructing investigation of agency Tea-Party targetingRepublicans on House Oversight Committee on Monday called on President Obama to oust Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen for obstructing the committee’s investigation into the tax agency’s targeting of conservative groups. House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz said the committee was actively considering contempt charges and impeachment proceedings against Mr. Koskinen in the event the president does not remove him from office. “Mr. Koskinen should no longer be the IRS Commissioner. We have asked the president to remove Mr. Koskinen from office,” Mr. Chaffetz said at a Capitol Hill press conference,...
  • 'Muslim girl-gang' attacks 'immoral' sunbather for wearing a bikini in a public park

    07/27/2015 4:37:48 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 28 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 27 July 2015 | IMOGEN CALDERWOOD
    An attack on a woman in France because she wore a bikini in a public park has sparked outrage on social media. The 21-year-old victim, who has been named as Angelique Sloss, was beaten up by a gang of reportedly Muslim young women – aged between 16 and 24 – when she was sunbathing with two friends. Protesters wearing bikinis and swimsuits held a rally at the park, in the northern city of Reims, yesterday despite rain and cold winds. Hundreds across France joined the campaign on Twitter, posting photos of themselves wearing swimsuits in public places. Spectators have likened...
  • Could Trump win?(Pat Buchanan predicts Donald will be part of 'the Final Four' 6 months from now)

    07/27/2015 4:33:07 PM PDT · by free_life · 65 replies
    WND ^ | July 27, 2015 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    The American political class has failed the country, and should be fired. That is the clearest message from the summer surge of Bernie Sanders and the remarkable rise of Donald Trump. “Wall Street owns the country. It is no longer a government of the people, by the people, and for the people, but a government of Wall Street, by Wall Street, and for Wall Street. The great common people of this country are slaves, and monopoly is the master.” Yet the stagnation of workers’ wages as the billionaire boys club admits new members, and the hemorrhaging of U.S. jobs under...
  • Gay marriage endorsement mars Obama’s Africa tour

    07/27/2015 4:31:03 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 12 replies
    CAJNews ^ | 27 July 2015 | Haile Edris
    ADDIS ABABA, (CAJ News) – UNITED States President Barack Obama’s visit has been met with contempt by the majority in the continent owing to his country’s recent endorsement of same-sex marriages. The leader of the most powerful nation in the globe will only make a low-key appearance at the African Union (AU) Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in a continent where such marriages are taboo. He will meet mostly Western diplomats and representatives. “How can we celebrate a man who advocates a man to marry another man? If it was the president of China, maybe, we would attend because they...
  • Jewish Democrats Livid over Huckabee's 'Oven' Comment

    07/27/2015 4:30:16 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 41 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 7/27/15 | Gil Ronen
    Jewish Democrats are very upset with Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee after he compared the nuclear deal with Iran to “marching [Israel] to the door of the oven.” Following Huckabee’s comments, Representative for Florida and head of the Democratic National Committee Deborah Wasserman-Schultz called on him to apologize for what she called “cavalier analogies” to Nazi death camps. “This rhetoric, while commonplace in today’s Republican presidential primary, has no place in American politics,” she said. The National Jewish Democratic Council said in a statement, “Republicans have fallen over themselves to speak out against Donald Trump’s outrageous rhetoric on immigration and...
  • Nixon charged with first of three articles of impeachment (This Day in History -see Article 2)

    07/27/2015 4:23:49 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 13 replies
    History.Net ^ | 07/27/2015 | staff
    On this day in 1974, the House of Representatives charges President Richard M. Nixon with the first of three articles of impeachment for obstruction of justice after he refused to release White House tape recordings that contained crucial information regarding the Watergate scandal.