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  • Police can require cellphone fingerprint, not pass code

    10/31/2014 10:15:10 PM PDT · by Reno89519 · 2 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | October 30, 2014 | Elisabeth Hulette
    A Circuit Court judge has ruled that a criminal defendant can be compelled to give up his fingerprint, but not his pass code, to allow police to open and search his cellphone. The question of whether a phone's pass code is constitutionally protected surfaced in the case of David Baust, an Emergency Medical Services captain charged in February with trying to strangle his girlfriend. Prosecutors had said video equipment in Baust's bedroom may have recorded the couple's fight and, if so, the video could be on his cellphone. They wanted a judge to force Baust to unlock his phone, but...
  • Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, Teen Wounded in Washington School Shooting, Dies [Fourth Victim]

    10/31/2014 8:56:25 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    ABCNews ^ | October 31, 2014
    Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, Teen Wounded in Washington School Shooting, Dies Oct 31, 2014 By ABC NEWS Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, 14, a victim in the shooting at a Washington state high school, died today, officials at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett said. She was the fourth person to die in the shooting. Two other students — Andrew Fryberg, 15, and Nate Hatch, 14, remain at Harborview Medical Center in critical condition. Hatch suffered a gunshot wound to his jaw. "Our hearts are broken at the passing of our beautiful daughter. Shay means everything to us. In Shay’s short life she has been a...
  • Bristol Palin Meets the Liberal Superiority Complex

    10/31/2014 8:53:09 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | October 28, 2014 | Jeffrey Lord
    CNN anchor Carol Costello’s apology is revealing. ... Why — how? — could a CNN anchor, a woman who is herself on record saying she was once assaulted by a boyfriend — possibly have the reaction to the Bristol tape that she did? The answer is that in reality, Costello’s contempt has nothing to do with Bristol Palin. Nor, it should be noted, does it have anything to do with Sarah Palin. What this is really all about is another liberal elitist who, though not to the manor born herself, is attracted by the sense of moral, intellectual, and cultural...
  • Breaking Three Teen Girls Killed By Car While Trick-or-Treating In Santa Ana Santa Ana [Hit & Run]

    10/31/2014 8:52:20 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 39 replies
    LATimes ^ | October 31, 2014 | RYAN PARKER
    Breaking Three Teen Girls Killed By Car While Trick-or-Treating In Santa Ana Santa Ana By RYAN PARKER Three children were killed when they were hit by a car while trick-or-treating in O.C.; driver fled scene Three teenage girls were killed by a hit-and-run driver Friday evening while they were trick-or-treating in Santa Ana, police said. The three were struck by a driver "going at a high rate of speed" while they were in a crosswalk in the area of Old Grand Street and Fairhaven Avenue, near Fairhaven Elementary School, said Anthony Bertagna, a spokesman for the Santa Ana police.
  • Exclusive: Wells Fargo to shut its 'dark pool' as demand falls

    10/31/2014 8:43:15 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Oct 16, 2014 | John McCrank
    Exclusive: Wells Fargo to shut its 'dark pool' as demand falls By John McCrank NEW YORK Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:44pm EDT (Reuters) - Wells Fargo (WFC.N) is closing down its alternative trading system, or "dark pool," due to decreased customer demand, the company said on Thursday. The San Francisco-based bank will still offer its clients a full suite of electronic trading tools to help them execute orders, but will stop offering access to the company's dark pool on Friday, a spokeswoman from the bank told Reuters.
  • UKIP on course to crush Conservatives in Rochester

    10/31/2014 8:32:51 PM PDT · by Eurotwit · 10 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 20:42 GMT, 31 October 2014 | By Jason Groves, Deputy Political Editor, Daily Mail Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art
    UKIP is on course to crush the Conservatives in the Rochester and Strood by-election, according to a new poll last night. The Survation poll for the Unite trade union gave Ukip candidate Mark Reckless a 15-point lead over his former party. The lead has widened by six points since an identical poll last month, and suggests that a huge Tory effort to hold the seat is failing to gain traction. The poll puts support for Ukip on 48 per cent, with the Conservatives on 33, Labour, who came second in 2010, on 16 per cent, the Greens on two percent...
  • France seeks slice of Canada's procurement pie

    10/31/2014 8:30:06 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    The StarPhoenix ^ | October 30, 2014 | MICHAEL DEN TANDT
    Europe, led by France, wants a seat at Canada's defence procurement table. It's a not-unreasonable request, given that the prize being sought, as French President Françoi s Hollande pre pare s for his first state visit to Canada on Sunday, is merely a level playing field, as opposed to the stacked deck that has so often characterized this country's military purchases. In an exclusive interview, Herve Guillou, who heads France's majority stateowned military shipbuilder, DCNS, said the company is "keen and eager" to begin discussions with Halifaxbased Irving Shipbuilding, with a view to offering both a design and combat systems...
  • Drivers scramble for cash on I-270 after crash

    10/31/2014 8:26:08 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    MYFOXDC.com ^ | Oct. 31,2014
    Drivers scrambled to grab money flying around Interstate 270 in Frederick County after an armored truck and a dump truck collided. The two trucks hit each other just before 8 a.m. Friday on northbound Interstate 270 at Route 80, near Urbana. Maryland State Police say the crash sent cash flying from the armored truck, which had drivers stopping to try to scoop some up for themselves. Troopers closed the northbound lanes of Interstate 270 between Route 80 and Route 120 to try to recover the money. No injuries were reported.
  • Walking as a woman in Syria

    10/31/2014 8:20:08 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 3 replies
    Anonymous ^ | Anonymous woman
    French Report: Syrian Woman Secretly Films Life in Raqqa under ISIL A Syrian woman agreed to carry a hidden camera to film how life is like inside Syria's northern city of Raqqa, which has been under the control of the Islamic State (aka ISIL or ISIS). The report was aired on France 2. It shows some French women who decided to move indefinitely to Syria while abandoning their previous lives in France.
  • La. State Sen. Guillory: 'Black People Are Being Used By Limousine Liberals'

    10/31/2014 8:18:28 PM PDT · by TBP · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 29, 2014 | Fox News
    Republican Louisiana state Sen. Elbert Guillory was on “The Kelly File” tonight to discuss his controversial new ad, in which he calls on black voters to “send Kay Hagan home.” In the ad, he says, "You see, black people are just being used by limousine liberals who have become our new overseers. We've only traded one plantation for another. You are not Kay Hagan's cause and you're certainly not her charity. You are just a vote. She has stepped off your backs to fame and fortune and left you behind on food stamps, deprived of the American dream." Tonight, he...
  • Residents Say They Feel Threatened by Political Letters (Democrats NC).

    10/31/2014 8:02:31 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 28 replies
    CASTLE HAYNE, NC (WWAY)-- Some citizens feel threatened by political letters in New Hanover County. One woman says she has received multiple letters from parties threatening her to vote. Castle Hayne resident Dierdre Dunn says she first got a letter that gave her a grade for her voting habits. She says the letter gave her a B and gave her neighbors an A. She says she threw that letter away without paying much attention to it. Friday she got a second letter. This one was from North Carolina's democratic party telling her they would be reviewing whether she votes. "I...
  • Freed Marine Sgt Tahmooressi Back On American Soil, Headed To Florida

    10/31/2014 8:01:02 PM PDT · by absentee · 51 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 10/31/2014 | Caleb Howe
    On Friday afternoon, family spokesman Jonathan Franks told the AP that captive Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi will be released from a Mexican prison immediately, per a judge's order. Sgt. Tahmooressi served two tours in Afghanistan and was back home in the United States when he inadvertently crossed the border into Mexico while his legally purchased and legally owned guns were in his truck. He was imprisoned in Mexico and has been there for almost 8 months. After the judge made the ruling, which did not address the question of guit or innocence of the charges against him, the family issued...
  • Election Day Forecast: Rain May Factor Into Turnout in Central US

    10/31/2014 7:47:01 PM PDT · by lightman · 9 replies
    Accuweather ^ | 31 October A.D. 2014 | Alex Sosnowsk
    Election Day Forecast: Rain May Factor Into Turnout in Central US Friday, October 31, 2014 18:21 ET By Alex Sosnowski, AccuWeather.com senior meteorologist. While rain could deter voter turnout on Election Day in part of the Central states and the Northwest, dry weather is in store in the East and the balance of the West. Gubernatorial elections will be held on Nov. 4, 2014, in 36 states, along with elections for many other state and local government offices. Unsettled Swath From Texas to Western New York Rain is forecast to fall on areas from Texas to the lower Great Lakes...
  • Alaska Senate Race Becomes Most Expensive Campaign In State's History

    10/31/2014 7:09:42 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    LATimes ^ | October 31, 2014 | MARIA L. LA GANGA
    Alaska Senate Race Becomes Most Expensive Campaign In State's History By MARIA L. LA GANGA With $39 million in outside spending to sway half a million voters, Alaska Senate race is priciest per capita Both candidates in Alaska Senate contest condemn outside money, but it keeps rolling in The local official introducing the candidate eventually got around to the point — Sen. Mark Begich, standing up for Alaskans, get out the vote — but first he lit into the Koch brothers and what he described as money's power to warp politics. "They're literally spending hundreds of millions of dollars to...
  • UCLA Faculty Approves Diversity Class Requirement [Colossal Waste of Taxpayer $$!]

    10/31/2014 6:58:45 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    LATimes ^ | October 31, 2014
    UCLA Faculty Approves Diversity Class Requirement UCLA chancellor Gene Block was a proponent of requiring a course on diversity. A course in ethnic, cultural, religious or gender diversity is likely to become a requirement at UCLA Opponents to a diversity course requirement at UCLA said students are already overburdened Most other UC campuses already require such courses in diversity, as does UCLA's arts and architecture school The faculty of UCLA’s largest academic unit voted by a narrow margin to require future undergraduates to take a course on ethnic, cultural, religious or gender diversity. The move came after three previous efforts...
  • RPT: ISIS Eyeing Ebola As Biological Weapon

    10/31/2014 6:29:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | October 31, 2014 1:12 pm | (Outnumbered)
    ISIS terrorists are reportedly urging supporters to use a new weapon against the West. A Spanish official claims ISIS is exploring how to use Ebola as a biological weapon. Meanwhile, U.S. intelligence officials say the constant coalition airstrikes are not slowing the tide of 1,000 foreign fighters who join with the terrorists each month. …
  • Free at Last! Tahmooressi Released from Mexican Jail

    10/31/2014 6:22:57 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 82 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 Oct 2014, 5:45 PM PDT | Joel B. Pollak
    U.S. Marine veteran Andrew Tahmooressi has been released from a Mexican jail, where he had languished for months on weapons charges after crossing the border with three guns in his car earlier this year. Tahmooressi has long maintained his innocence, saying that he made a wrong turn at the Mexican border and was unable to return to the U.S. upon realizing his mistake. His release became a cause célčbre for conservatives nationwide. The San Diego Union-Tribune notes that Tahmooressi's legal strategy shifted in recent weeks: "He initially pressed for dismissal of the case on the grounds that his client’s rights...
  • Gold Price Falls, Stocks Record Highs As Japan Goes ‘Weimar’

    10/31/2014 5:52:01 PM PDT · by blam · 27 replies
    The Market Oracle ^ | 10-31-2014 | Gold Core
    Gold Core October 31, 2014 Stocks globally surged, while gold fell sharply today despite renewed hopes that the Bank of Japan’s vastly increasing money printing will fill some of the gaps left by the apparent end of Federal Reserve bond buying. The BOJ decided to increase the pace at which it expands base money to a whopping 80 trillion yen ($726 billion) per year. Previously, the BOJ targeted an annual increase of 60 to 70 trillion yen. The BOJ sailed into deeper uncharted monetary territory with the announcement that they would triple annual purchases of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and Japanese...
  • MEXICO JUDGE ORDERS IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF MARINE

    10/31/2014 5:44:16 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 51 replies
    AP ^ | Oct. 30,2014 | Julie Watson
    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_MARINE_RELEASED?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-10-31-20-17-02
  • Once A Crusader Against Big Money, Gov. Brown Is Collecting Millions

    10/31/2014 5:20:52 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 8 replies
    LATimes ^ | October 31, 2014 | MICHAEL FINNEGAN, BEN WELSH
    Once A Crusader Against Big Money, Gov. Brown Is Collecting Millions By MICHAEL FINNEGAN, BEN WELSH Gov. Brown built his career crusading against big money in politics. Now, that fight comes with a qualifier 'You bet I was influenced,' Gov. Jerry Brown once said of donations to his campaigns for governor Twenty years ago, one of the first callers to Jerry Brown's radio show, "We the People," asked whether campaign money had influenced him as governor in the 1970s and '80s. "You bet I was influenced," he said. "You think you can collect $10 million or $20 million and not...
  • Marine vet to be released from Mexican jail

    10/31/2014 5:20:36 PM PDT · by Fast Moving Angel · 30 replies
    UT San Diego ^ | October 31, 2014 | Sandra Dibble
    TIJUANA — A Mexican federal district judge in Tijuana on Friday ordered the immediate release of a U.S. Marine veteran behind bars in Baja California on federal weapons charges.
  • Fox News Poll: 1-Point Margin in Iowa, Kansas and North Carolina Senate Races [Scary?]

    10/31/2014 5:14:43 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 34 replies
    FoxNews ^ | October 31, 2014 | Dana Blanton
    Fox News Poll: 1-Point Margin in Iowa, Kansas and North Carolina Senate Races By Dana Blanton October 31, 2014 “It all comes down to turnout.” That’s one of the biggest clichés in politics. It’s also true in one-point races. Welcome to Iowa, Kansas and North Carolina. According to the latest round of Fox News Senate battleground polls, none of the front-runners in those states hits the 50 percent mark. That means these races will be decided by late-deciding voters -- and campaigns competing furiously to get their voters to the polls. One thing that is baked into the cake: President...
  • The Perils Facing the Evangelical Church

    10/31/2014 5:14:22 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    Ligonier.org ^ | 10/31/14 | RC Sproul
    When we consider the predicament that the evangelical church of the twenty-first century faces in America, the first thing we need to understand is the very designation “evangelical church” is itself a redundancy. If a church is not evangelical, it is not an authentic church. The redundancy is similar to the language that we hear by which people are described as “born-again Christians.” If a person is born again of the Spirit of God, that person is, to be sure, a Christian. If a person is not regenerated by the Holy Spirit, he may profess to be a Christian, but...
  • End of the Age of Obama

    10/31/2014 4:57:59 PM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/10/14 | JAY COST
    **SNIP** We are seeing this play out right now. Obama’s coalition in 2008 was relatively large—at 53 percent of the vote—but unstable. In a country as vast and diverse as ours, all such coalitions are bound to be unstable. And what we have seen is Republicans poach a critical mass of the Obama vote away, in 2010 and likely in 2014, to foil his agenda. Just as Madison might have expected. It is well known that this president likes to golf and watch hipster favorites like Game of Thrones, so he probably is too busy to read dusty old books...
  • S.Leone Ebola outbreak 'catastrophic': aid group MSF (figures were "under-reported")

    10/31/2014 4:50:35 PM PDT · by maggief · 33 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 31, 2014
    Barcelona (AFP) - Ebola has wiped out whole villages in Sierra Leone and may have caused many more deaths than the nearly 5,000 official global toll, a senior coordinator of the medical aid group MSF said Friday. Rony Zachariah of Doctors Without Borders, known by its French initials MSF, said after visiting Sierra Leone that the Ebola figures were "under-reported", in an interview with AFP on the sidelines of a medical conference in Barcelona. "The situation is catastrophic. There are several villages and communities that have been basically wiped out. In one of the villages I went to, there were...
  • EPA threatens to fine man $75k per day for homemade pond

    10/31/2014 4:49:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    The Week Magazine ^ | October 31, 2014 | by Bonnie Kristian
    A Wyoming man named Andy Johnson got all the required state permits when he built a stock pond on his land a couple years ago. But now the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is threatening Johnson with fines of up to $75,000 per day, claiming that the two-foot wide, six-inch deep stream he used is subject to federal control.
  • Nurse Roommate of Kaci Hickox Developed Ebola

    10/31/2014 4:42:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/31/14 | Jim HOft
    The roommate of CDC nurse Kaci Hickox developed Ebola displayed signs of Ebola. WAGM TV reported, via PJ Media: Sheila Pinette of the Maine CDC has released information that the roommate of Kaci Hickox, while in West Africa has displayed signs of ebola. Pinette says “The respondents roommate in Africa became infected without knowing how she became infected with Ebola. (Any potential risk to respondent from that incident has passed).” This is one of 35 points Pinette made while filing a verified petition for public health order yesterday with the state. Kaci Hickox was issued temporary court order.
  • EPA: Climate change can’t be stopped, prepare for wildfires, hurricanes, rising seas

    10/31/2014 4:22:02 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 75 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 31, 2014 | by Pete Kasperowicz
    The Environmental Protection Agency released a grim report Friday that said it must start planning for the worst possible effects of climate change, and predicted a future world filled with rising sea levels, raging wildfires and more severe storms. All of these factors will combine to create droughts, expose humans to dangerous chemicals and create other conditions that will put the human race at risk.
  • Stephanopoulos, ABC News Refuse to Apologize for False Scott Brown Attack

    10/31/2014 4:12:02 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-31-14 | Matthew Boyle
    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee for president in 2012 and a supporter of former Sen. Scott Brown’s campaign, decried an effort by the liberal media to falsely smear Brown during last night’s final New Hampshire Senate debate against incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH). “You know I think it’s unfortunate but in some cases moderators hope to become part of the story,” Romney said on Laura Ingraham’s radio program. “Obviously that furthers their career and makes a lot of people talk about them. And people who are on their side are very pleased about it and...
  • SEIU, Fresno County’s largest employee union, rejects 5% raise

    10/31/2014 4:10:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | October 30, 2014 | BY MARC BENJAMIN
    A raise negotiated by Fresno County supervisors for its largest union was rejected after voting came to a close Thursday afternoon. The vote was an “overwhelming no,” said Riley Talford, a senior shop steward for SEIU’s supervisory employees. He did not disclose the final results. He said the vote showed that the county has to do “a better job and show respect to the employees who are serving this county.”
  • ‘That’s Not a Choice We Want Americans to Make’–Obama Slams Stay at Home Moms

    10/31/2014 4:06:12 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 53 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 10-31-14 | Kemberlee Kaye
    The October surprises just keep on coming, courtesy of President Obama. According to The Weekly Standard, “during a speech in Rhode Island today, President Obama called for more taxpayer-spending on pre-school in order to “make sure that women are full and equal participants in our economy.” I can respect that. But then the President followed those remarks by saying (emphasis added): And sometimes someone, usually mom, leaves the workplace to stay at home with the kids, which then leaves her earning a lower wage for the rest of her life as a result. That’s not a choice we want Americans...
  • CDC pulls poster saying Ebola can spread through a sneeze

    10/31/2014 3:49:31 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 14 replies
    The ​U.S. ​​Centers for Disease Control on Thursday yanked a poster off its Web site explaining how Ebola can be spread by contaminated droplets — from a sneeze for example — a day after The Post reported on the frightening revelation. The fact sheet was taken off line, and a link that led to it a day before now sends viewers to a different page with a different message. “The ​’​What’s the difference between infections spread through air or by droplets?​’​ ​f​act sheet is being updated and is currently unavailable. Please visit cdc.gov/Ebola for up-to-date information on Ebola,” it read​...
  • CDC Now Says Ebola Droplets Can Spread Six Feet, Not Three

    10/31/2014 3:37:55 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 74 replies
    CDC ^ | 10/31/14
    HOW GERMS SPREAD What’s the difference between infections spread through the air or by droplets? AIRBORNE SPREAD Airborne spread happens when germs float through the air after a person talks, coughs, or sneezes. Those germs can be inhaled even after the original person is no longer nearby. Direct contact with the infectious person is NOT needed for someone else to get sick. Germs like chicken pox and TB are spread through the air. DROPLET SPREAD Droplet spread happens when droplets that are coughed or sneezed from a sick person splash the eyes, nose, or mouth of another person, or cause...
  • The Ebola age divide: Fatality rate in over 45s is 94% with under 25s having the best chance of

    10/31/2014 3:36:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/31/14 | Lizzie Parry for MailOnline
    The deadly Ebola virus is more likely to claim the lives of those aged 45 or older, scientists have claimed. A new study carried out in Sierra Leone - one of the West African nations worst hit during the outbreak - has produced the most complete picture to date of how the virus affects sufferers. From its discovery in the north eastern region of Zaire in 1976, the deadly virus has proved hard to track. Until the death of a two-year-old in Guinea in December last year sparked the largest outbreak in Ebola's history, there had been just 1,500 deaths...
  • Trial lawyers want to drug test California doctors

    10/31/2014 3:36:02 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 20 replies
    HOT AIR ^ | 31 OCTOBER 2014 | JAZZ SHAW
    California has turned itself into something of a joke over the years in large part because of their Rule by Referendum mentality. A sufficiently large group of people – and really not all that many – can get just about any idea that crosses their minds onto the ballot and have it enacted into law with a slick enough sales campaign. There are in excess of 100 of these proposals facing left coast voters this year, and one of them – Proposition 46 – seems to be pitting doctors against lawyers.
  • As Presidents before Him, Obama Has Authority to Act

    10/31/2014 3:33:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    House.gov Press Release ^ | October 30, 2014 | By Nancy Pelosi, Luis V. Gutiérrez & Zoe Lofgren
    Some Republicans claim the President has no authority to act, but they are wrong. The fact is, just as presidents before him, President Obama has broad authority to make our immigration system better meet the needs of our country and reflect our shared values. And every Administration since President Dwight D. Eisenhower has used executive authority to do just that. In addition to taking steps to make our immigration enforcement efforts more humane, there are dozens of reforms that the President can adopt. Two that could have the greatest impact involve the expanded use of his deferred action and “parole”...
  • (Vanity) Scouter's New Ebola Projections - Version 2.4

    10/31/2014 3:20:01 PM PDT · by scouter · 13 replies
    Self | October 31, 2014 | Scouter
    I thought the end of October would be a good time to publish some new projections. Here's an overview of the method I used. To project the number of future cases I calculated the daily rate of increase over the last 21 days for each of the three major countries and used that rate to make individual projections into the future at various intervals. I then added them up. I chose to use the last 21 days because that is the incubation period of the disease, and to my way of thinking, represents how fast the epidemic is growing now....
  • Obama’s Cabinet doesn’t deliver midterm boost

    10/31/2014 3:06:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | October 31, 2014 | By EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE
    At the end of September, White House chief of staff Denis McDonough called the whole Cabinet in. The midterms were looming. The lawyers said Cabinet secretaries aren’t allowed to campaign, but McDonough told them they needed to do a whole lot more to promote the administration’s “positive economic message.” Their efforts do not appear to have done any good. Obama’s numbers, if anything, have gone down, and the only question Democrats are going into Tuesday with is how many losses they’re going to suffer.
  • New CDC confusion over Ebola as it deletes warning that virus can spread through cough..sneezes..

    10/31/2014 3:02:13 PM PDT · by maggief · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 31, 2014 | FRANCESCA CHAMBERS
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has removed a warning from its website that Ebola can, in rare cases, spread from person through coughing and sneezing. It has replaced the old language with new guidance that says there's 'no evidence' Ebola is spread through either. According to the New York Post, the CDC also took down on Thursday a poster that said that Ebola can be transferred through 'droplets' from coughing or sneezing that land on hard surfaces, like doorknobs.
  • Record-High Costs Cause Reporters To Jump Ship On Obama's Upcoming Asia Trip

    10/31/2014 2:54:22 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | October 31, 2014 | By Ryan Grenoble
    Cash-strapped news outlets looking to cover President Obama's trip to Asia next month may find it difficult to do so. At a bare minimum, outlets will have to front $60,000 per person for a seat on the chartered plane that will tail Obama as he visits China, Myanmar and Australia on a 9-day trip next month. News organizations split the cost of the chartered flight evenly, so when only a few outlets sign up, the cost skyrockets. 51 journalists will be onboard when Obama departs on Nov. 9, which partially explains the eye-popping sum.
  • Ebola update: Maine judge rejects quarantine for nurse Kaci Hickox[Must Remain 3 Ft]

    10/31/2014 2:50:47 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/31/14
    but said she had to maintain a 3-foot distance from people. And it forbade her from leaving the municipality of Fort Kent without consulting local health authorities.
  • Local police bring military vehicle to collect civil judgment against elderly resident

    10/31/2014 2:50:39 PM PDT · by Teotwawki · 50 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | October 28, 2014 | Sam Rolley
    Police officers in Stettin, Wisconsin, recently sent a militarized 24-man SWAT team and an armored vehicle to collect fines from a 75-year-old man whose property was deemed untidy by local officials. Following what his lawyer, Ryan Lister, described as a “long-running, heavily litigated dispute” over how he used his 20-acre property, Roger Hoeppner was ordered to clean up his land or face a $500-a-day fine. Here’s a little background on the case, courtesy of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Hoeppner owns about 20 acres along Packer Drive, which runs nearly parallel with Highway 29 west of Wausau, where he restores antique...
  • Space Ship 2 Flightpath Captured on FlightRader24

    10/31/2014 2:48:57 PM PDT · by Duke C. · 1 replies
    Go to Flightradar24.com to replay the last 2 minutes. Make sure to set the time to 17:10 UTC
  • Court Order: Kaci Hickox's Roommate in Sierra Leone Was Treated for Ebola

    10/31/2014 2:41:47 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    <p>A Maine court has rejected the state’s attempt to quarantine nurse Kaci Hickox.</p> <p>The court ruled that a quarantine isn’t necessary at this time.</p> <p>We are also learning that Hickox’s roommate in Sierra Leone had been treated for Ebola, but the court says any risk from that has passed.</p>
  • Maine Says Nurse Hickox’s Roommate Had Ebola

    10/31/2014 2:39:04 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/31/14
    Sheila Pinette of the Maine CDC has released information that the roommate of Kaci Hickox, while in West Africa has displayed signs of ebola. Pinette says “The respondents roommate in Africa became infected without knowing how she became infected with Ebola. (Any potential risk to respondent from that incident has passed).” This is one of 35 points Pinette made while filing a verified petition for public health order yesterday with the state. What did arrogant nurse Kaci Hickox know about her roommate’s Ebola, and when did she know it? Maine’s battle to keep her quarantined for another fortnight continues despite...
  • McConnell keeps agenda for a Republican Senate close to his vest

    10/31/2014 2:37:42 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    Lexington Herald Leader ^ | October 31, 2014 | BY SAM YOUNGMAN
    Edging closer to his lifelong dream of leading a Republican majority in the U.S. Senate, Sen. Mitch McConnell has been largely quiet about what specific agenda his potential new majority would pursue. "This is not the time to lay out an agenda," McConnell told reporters Friday after an event in Lexington. "But I will say this: Divided government in the past has been pretty effective." "It's never a good idea to tell the other side what the first play is going to be, but I think it's safe to say we'll have a very different direction for the country," McConnell...
  • Why Is Mary Landrieu in So Much Trouble? (only has 25% of white vote)

    10/31/2014 2:30:51 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 15 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Sean Trende
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2014/10/23/why_is_mary_landrieu_in_so_much_trouble_124397.html
  • Fired-up Republicans have edge in midterm turnout war

    10/31/2014 2:28:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 31, 2014 | BY JASON LANGE
    A daunting reality looms for President Barack Obama's Democrats ahead of U.S. congressional elections on Tuesday: Voters from the Republican Party are much more fired up. Reuters/Ipsos polling data shows Republicans are more certain they will vote, and see their ballot as a way to voice disapproval of Obama's handling of the Ebola outbreak and his health insurance reform law. Obama's approval rating is just 38 percent, according to other Reuters/Ipsos polling data, and he is a lightning rod for Republicans. "If there's a unifying theme here, it's a lack of confidence in the administration's management," Campbell said. In the...
  • Andrew Tahmooressi’s Family Hopeful for His Release From Mexican Prison by Veterans Day

    10/31/2014 2:27:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/31/2014 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The mother of a U.S. Marine who has been imprisoned in Mexico since late March said Tuesday that she’s hopeful her son, Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, can be released before Veterans Day. Tahmooressi was captured after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border with weapons, and while he said he crossed the border in error, he was arrested for carrying weapons in violation of Mexican law. His case has made significant progress over the last few weeks. Earlier this month, U.S. lawmakers said it was their impression that Mexico was moving toward a decision to release Tahmooressi, and was only seeking proof from the...
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    Mark Levin Show ^ | October 31, 2014 | Mark Levin
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