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  • Know What the GOP Establishment Thinks of You

    09/02/2015 8:02:24 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet
    http://theblacksphere.net ^ | September 1, 2015 | George Hewes
    For many years now grassroots conservatives have grumbled that the Republican establishment in Washington views them with contempt. Rarely has that contempt been displayed as brazenly as it was on this week’s episode of Fox News Sunday. During the show’s panel discussion, columnist George Will and Arthur Brooks of the American Enterprise Institute in particular showed how GOP bigwigs view their base. Will started the banter by suggesting that the popularity of insurgent GOP candidates was tantamount to “primal scream” psychotherapy where voters are venting their frustrations by backing political newcomers over their more traditional rivals. Brooks seconded Will’s thesis...
  • Milwaukee’s Sheriff Clarke: ‘Stop Trying to Fix the Police — Fix the Ghetto”

    09/02/2015 5:49:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 1, 2015 | 3:09 PM EDT | Zachary Leshin and Michael W. Chapman
    Milwaukee County Sherriff David A. Clarke Jr. criticized the idea that President Barack Obama’s call for reforming the police is helping law enforcement and is instead weakening “the institution of policing,” adding that the solution is to “fix the ghetto” and stop trying to “fix the police.” […] “Look, President Obama has breathed life into this ugly movement,” said Clarke. “And it is time now for good, law-abiding Americans to rise up, like they did in Houston around that Chevron station [where the deputy sheriff was murdered], an outpouring.” “But it just can’t be symbolic,” said the sheriff. “We now...
  • Green energy company fights for life after getting billions from feds (Abengoa)

    09/02/2015 7:43:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | September 2, 2015 | Rob Nikolewski
    Abengoa, a renewable energy multinational company headquartered in Spain, has been a favorite of the Obama administration in getting federal tax money for clean energy projects. Since 2009, Abengoa and its subsidiaries, according to estimates, have received $2.9 billion in grants and loan guarantees through the Department of Energy to undertake solar projects in California and Arizona—as well as the construction of a cellulosic ethanol plant in Kansas. But in the space of less than a year, Abengoa’s financial health has become critical, leading investors to worry whether the company can survive. The company’s stock price on NASDAQ has swooned—from...
  • Man arrested for making online threat to La Plata residents

    09/02/2015 7:40:53 PM PDT · by A child of Yah · 10 replies
    Southern Maryland Newspapers ^ | Wednesday, September 2, 2015 | somdnews.com
    A man who allegedly tweeted a threatening remark against La Plata residents Wednesday afternoon was taken into custody at about 8:47 p.m. without incident by the Charles County Sheriff's Office. Carlos Anthony, 20, of Waldorf was identified as the suspect who reportedly posted the threat of violence on Twitter by the La Plata Police Department. Twitter post stated: “IM NOT GONNA STAND FOR THIS NO. MORE. TONIGHT WE PURGE! KILL ALL THE WHITE PPL IN THE TOWN OF LA PLATA!”
  • Ex-State Dept. Staffer Who Set Up Clinton Home Server to Take 5th Amendment Before Congress

    09/02/2015 7:36:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/2/15 | Kristinn Taylor
    The Washington Post reported Wednesday night that a former Hillary Clinton State Department staffer who reportedly set up her home brew server will invoke his Fifth Amendment rights and refuse to testify to Congressional committees investigating Clinton’s home email system. Bryan Pagliano, though his attorney, informed the House Benghazi Select Committee which had subpoenaed him to testify on September 10, that he was declining to testify. The Post reported the letter cited the FBI investigation in to Clinton’s email system. Senate committees seeking Pagliano’s testimony were also informed he would be taking the Fifth. ““While we understand that Mr. Pagliano’s...
  • Rose Unplugged Morning Show September 3 2015.

    09/02/2015 7:34:07 PM PDT · by GregB · 1 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!
  • Another Texas Police Officer Appears to Have Been Murdered

    09/02/2015 7:30:29 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/02/2015 | Bob Price
    An Abilene, Texas, police officer who was found dead in his home on Monday is now suspected to have been murdered, according to authorities. Officials appear to be holding information about the officer’s death close to the vest.After finding Abilene Police Officer Don Allen dead in his home on Monday, investigators are now saying it appears his death is a homicide, according to a report by CBS News. It is not believed; however, that he was targeted simply for being a police officer.Abilene Police Chief Stan Stanbridge told reporters at a press conference they believe the attack was planned and...
  • Huckabee: Thank God for Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, standing firm against SCOTUS’s gay-marriage ruling

    09/02/2015 7:27:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/02/2015 | AllahPundit
    No matter where you stand on this, can we come together for a moment and acknowledge the plain truth of this point by Dan McLaughlin? If elected Democrat Kim Davis was doing this to the death penalty, drug or immigration laws, or voter ID laws, they'd hail her as a hero.— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) September 2, 2015 It’s not that she refuses to perform her public duties that has left-wing critics exercised, it’s that she refuses to performs these specific duties. As it is, TNR’s demanding that Davis be thrown in jail — not just fined or fired, but...
  • Gun Rights for Americans and Amnesty for Illegal immigrants Are Mutually Exclusive

    09/02/2015 7:26:05 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum
    Breitbart ^ | 09/02/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    In the same September 1 speech in which Jeb Bush defended gun rights for Americans, he told students at a Miami school that he supports legalizing immigrants who are in our country illegally—i.e., amnesty. In so doing, it never occurred to him that gun rights for Americans and amnesty for illegal immigrants are mutually exclusive. This is because Hispanics support gun control to an even higher degree than whites oppose it—to an even higher degree than the percentage of strictly Republicans who oppose it.
  • Confirmed: Republicans like Democratic ideas better when they’re Trump’s

    09/02/2015 7:24:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/02/2015 | AllahPundit
    Lucky for me that I’ve never thought my blogging made a lick of difference to anyone or else reading this last night would have left me looking for a new job. HuffPo came up with a simple yet brutally effective way of testing Republicans’ tolerance for Trump’s ideological heresies: They polled people on universal health care, affirmative action, the Iran deal, and Social Security and simply swapped out Trump’s endorsement of the policy in each question for some prominent Democrat’s. Would Republicans like the Iran deal any better if they thought it had Donald Trump’s approval and not just...
  • BEN CARSON: BORDERS MUST BE SEALED TO KEEP TERRORISTS OUT; ILLEGALS SHOULD BE GIVEN PATH TO AMNESTY

    09/02/2015 7:15:18 PM PDT · by Amntn · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/2/15 | BREITBART NEWS
    On Wednesday, Dr. Ben Carson said America’s borders must be sealed to protect against terrorism and told a prominent group of Latino elected officials that he also supports giving illegal immigrants a path to legalization and eventual citizenship. Addressing the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) in Nevada, Carson said that “the reason that I think we need to seal our borders completely… all of our borders–north, south, east, and west–is not so much because I’m afraid of somebody from Honduras.” “I’m afraid of someone from Syria who wants to bomb us, who wants to do bad...
  • NEW YORK TIMES BAFFLED BY MASSIVE RISE IN MURDER RATE IT CAUSED

    09/02/2015 7:04:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 2, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    It's De Blasio Time. Radical leftist pro-crime mayor who decided to wage war on cops. Radical leftist pro-crime president who decided to wage war on cops. Radical leftist pro-crime media which decided to wage war on cops. Now murders are mysteriously rising for reasons they can't explain. It must be Global Warming. Or car insurance rates. Or maybe squirrels. I bet it's the squirrels causing all the murders. Now let's run another #BlackLivesMatter puff piece and more pro-crime propaganda about freeing drug dealers. Cities across the nation are seeing a startling rise in murders after years of declines, and few...
  • FEC Must Investigate DNC for Employing Illegal Alien to Craft 2016 Political Message

    09/02/2015 6:41:58 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 6 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | SEPTEMBER 02, 2015
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission requesting that it investigate the Democratic National Committee (DNC) for having “knowingly hired” an illegal alien, Cindy Nava, to help craft the committee’s 2016 political message and communications. Judicial Watch filed its complaint on August 25, 2015. A June 8, 2015, story in The Washington Post reported that the DNC hired Nava with full knowledge of what DNC chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) termed Nava’s “undocumented status.” The news report details that “Despite not yet attaining legal status, Nava is working for...
  • The Clintons’ Haiti Screw-Up, As Told By Hillary’s Emails

    09/02/2015 6:34:55 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 13 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | 09/02/2015 | JONATHAN M. KATZ
    --snip-- “The incompetence is mind numbing,” she told her parents. “The UN people I encountered were frequently out of touch … anachronistic in their thinking at best and arrogant and incompetent at worst.” “There is NO accountability in the UN system or international humanitarian system.” The weak Haitian government, which had lost buildings and staff in the disaster, had something of a plan, she noted. Yet because it had failed to articulate its wishes quickly enough, foreigners rushed forward with a “proliferation of ad hoc efforts by the UN and INGOs [international nongovernmental organizations] to ‘help,’ some of which have...
  • Walk with the Devil: Evil Bargains and the Islamic State

    09/02/2015 6:32:09 PM PDT · by Twotone · 4 replies
    War on the Rocks ^ | Sept. 2, 2015 | Patrick Porter
    “My children,” President Franklin Roosevelt pronounced in his fatherly way in November 1942, “it is permitted you in time of grave danger to walk with the devil until you have crossed the bridge.” It was an old Balkan proverb. The bridge of his time was the war against Nazism — barbarism without limit — allied with imperial Japan, which was carrying out an Asian holocaust of its own. The devil, that day, was Vichy France. At the price of reaching an accord with collaborator Francois Darlan, Roosevelt purchased the cooperation of French forces in North Africa, an important shift in...
  • 14-year-old charged with mother's murder

    09/02/2015 6:23:22 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 24 replies
    WOKV ^ | 09/02/15 | Stephanie Brown
    Jacksonville, FL — A 14-year-old has been arrested for his mother’s murder in their Arlington home.
  • St. Louis woman's Black Lives Matter rant goes viral VIDEO

    09/02/2015 6:15:02 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8/22/2015 | Peggy Hubbard
    Some rough language in the video. Black mom ' Peggy Hubbard ' talks about Ferguson and Protests | Black Mother Gives Black Lives Matter Protesters Serious Tongue Lashing, Viral
  • Milwaukee's Sheriff Clarke: 'Stop Trying to Fix the Police -- Fix the Ghetto'

    09/02/2015 6:14:46 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    CNS News ^ | 09/01/2015 | Zachary Leshin and Michael W. Chapman
    CNSNews.com) -- Milwaukee County Sherriff David A. Clarke Jr. criticized the idea that President Barack Obama’s call for reforming the police is helping law enforcement and is instead weakening “the institution of policing,” adding that the solution is to “fix the ghetto” and stop trying to “fix the police.”Sheriff Clarke made his remarks during an interview with Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade on Monday, who launched the discussion by talking about the execution-style killing of a deputy sheriff in Texas last Friday; the suspected killer, a 30-year-old black male, was arrested and charged with “capital murder” in that crime...
  • BREITBART PRIMARY: FOUR IN FIVE FIRST-PLACE VOTES WENT TO NON-POLITICIANS &

    09/02/2015 6:08:36 PM PDT · by onyx · 9 replies
    BREITBART BIG GOVERNMENT ^ | 2 Sep 2015 | Tony Lee
    Four in five Breitbart Primary voters in August preferred non-politicians and anti-establishment candidates over anyone associated with the Washington, D.C. crowd or GOP establishment. In August’s Breitbart Primary, non-politicians and anti-establishment candidates Donald Trump (38.7%), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) (26.6%), Dr. Ben Carson (10%), and Carly Fiorina (5.6%) accounted for a whopping 81% of the first-place votes.More people (152,000) voted in August’s Breitbart Primary than in the previous two months combined (55,000 voted in June’s inaugural Breitbart Primary and 70,566 people voted in July’s Breitbart Primary), and it is clear that establishment Republican candidates need not apply for the White...
  • Krauthammer: ‘Police Have Received’ That Obama ‘Instinctively’ Sides ‘Against the Authorities

    09/02/2015 5:40:35 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/02/2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Columnist and Fox News Contributor Charles Krauthammer argued, “President Obama’s reaction to every incident where there was race involved…has always been to instinctively side himself against the authorities” “And that’s a message that the police have received” on Wednesday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel.
  • Shocker: Communists blame Obama for Europe's immigration crisis

    09/02/2015 5:38:49 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 09/02/2015 | Aaron Klein
    While not mentioning President Obama by name, the official newspaper of the Workers World Party squarely blamed the U.S.-led intervention in Libya and what it calls “subversion” in Syria for the illegal immigrant crisis currently facing Europe. “What drove this crisis to unprecedented heights was NATO’s bombing, invasion and subversion of Libya and Syria, starting in 2011,” stated the Workers World Weekly newspaper in an editorial. The Workers World Party is a Marxist-Leninist communist party in the United States.The rhetoric on the immigration issue in Europe is a departure from the standard leftist claim that so-called global warming is the...
  • Roland Martin To Bill O'Reilly: "Shut The Hell Up" On Black Lives Matter

    09/02/2015 5:15:01 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 59 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 2, 2015 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on TV One’s “News One,” host Roland Martin went on a rant against Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly for calling the Black Lives Matter movement a hate group because Minnesota Black Lives Matter protesters chanted “pigs in a blanket, fry ‘em like bacon” after the execution style murder of a Texas deputy this weekend.
  • Clarke to president: 'Give up your guns' - Milwaukee county sheriff on president's gun control push

    09/02/2015 5:14:16 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    Wolrd Net Daily TV ^ | 09/02/2015 | Fox News
  • Clinton Goes Under Water; Trump Polarization Grows (POLL)

    09/02/2015 5:01:11 PM PDT · by South40 · 25 replies
    ABC ^ | 2 SEPT 2015 | GARY LANGER
    Negative views of Hillary Clinton have jumped to nearly their highest on record in ABC News/Washington Post polls, while Donald Trump’s personal popularity has grown more polarized along racial and ethnic lines. Clinton’s favorability has burbled back under water: 45 percent of Americans now see her favorably, down 7 percentage points since midsummer, while 53 percent rate her unfavorably, up 8. Her unfavorable score is a single point from its highest in ABC/Post polls dating back 23 years; that came in April 2008, in the midst of her last presidential campaign. Trump is much farther under water than Clinton, rated...
  • CARLY FIORINA’S Secret Deals with Iran While CEO of Hewlett Packard Make Her Unfit for President

    09/02/2015 4:46:28 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 24 replies
    http://freedomoutpost.com ^ | September 2, 2015 | Walid Shoebat
    Carly Fiorina's illegal dealings with Iran, during her tenure as CEO of HP, were exposed in the Boston Globe. which broke the story that Hewlett Packard had been selling its printers in Iran through a subsidiary company in Dubai, despite the fact that a trade embargo had been in place against the Iranian regime since 1997. The sales were halted shortly after the business dealings were published by the Globe. Texas GOP: Fiorina claimed no knowledge that the approximately $100 million of sales through the subsidiary were coming from Iran, despite having been HP CEO (since 2000) while it was...
  • Trump's conservative agenda!

    09/02/2015 4:40:00 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 61 replies
    September 2, 2015 | Self
    Trump is conservative on these issues: Pro life since at least 2011, wanted to ban partial birth abortion as far back as 2000. Pro Traditional marriage. "Gay rights is not my thing." Pro capital punishment "Capital punishment isn't uncivilized; murderers living is" Hold Judges accountable Opposes "Common core is a diaster" Teach citizenship, quit "dumbing down". Anti education unions (2000) For school choice "Climate Change is a hoax" "No Cap-and-Tax" For drilling our own. On Environment "Good development enhances the environment" Stressed the importance of a strong family & culture of life (2015) Supports Israel Opposes Iran deal and...
  • Texas Police Release Video of Potentially Deadly Traffic Stop

    09/02/2015 4:17:22 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/2/15 | Jason Howerton
    A police officer in Trinity, Texas, was forced to make an incredibly difficult split-second decision during a tense August 29 traffic stop when a man reached for a gun in the front passenger seat. Officer Randy Wheeler drew his firearm and ordered the suspect to keep his hands up and outside of the car — but it’s an incident that easily could’ve resulted in death or tragedy. Trinity Police Chief Steven Jones said the police department chose to release video of Wheeler’s scary traffic stop from two different angles to prove a major point about the type of split-second decisions...
  • Sources: Clinton email markings changed to hide classified info

    09/01/2015 3:56:25 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 1, 2015 | Catherine Herridge
    EXCLUSIVE: At least four classified Hillary Clinton emails had their markings changed to a category that shields the content from Congress and the public, Fox News has learned, in what State Department whistleblowers believed to be an effort to hide the true extent of classified information on the former secretary of state’s server. The changes, which came to light after the first tranche of 296 Benghazi emails was released in May, was confirmed by two sources -- one congressional, the other intelligence. The four emails originally were marked classified after a review by career officials at the State Department. But...
  • IRS Lawyer Who Headed Lerner Email Release Present When Markings on Clinton Emails Changed

    09/02/2015 3:54:14 PM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | September 2, 2015 | Morgan Chalfant
    Markings on no fewer than four emails contained on Hillary Clinton’s private system were changed to a category that blocks Congress and the public from viewing their contents ... One of the lawyers present during the review by State’s legal office was government attorney Catherine Duval, who was a key player in the controversy surrounding ex-IRS official Lois Lerner’s missing emails related to the investigation of the agency’s targeting of conservative groups. Duval, who is now spearheading the release of materials related to the 2012 attack in Benghazi, formerly worked for the same law firm as the Clintons’ private attorney...
  • Pope to say D.C. Mass in Spanish in bow to 'Hispanic population'

    09/02/2015 3:50:40 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 87 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2 Sep 15 | Paul Bedard
    In a bow to the huge U.S. Hispanic population and the Catholic Church's advocacy of immigration, Pope Francis plans to give his Washington Mass Sept. 23 in Spanish, according to Cardinal Donald William Wuerl. "The Mass is going to be in Spanish," Wuerl said Wednesday while previewing the pope's trip to reporters. "It's a recognition of how large the Hispanic population in the United States is," said Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington. "And he's coming as the first pope from the New World and the predominant language in this hemisphere is Spanish," added Wuerl of the Argentine-born pope. Francis, meanwhile, will...
  • Hillary Clinton’s $10 billion plan for treating drug addiction

    09/02/2015 3:32:55 PM PDT · by maggief · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 2, 2015 | Anne Gearan
    Responding to what she called a “quiet epidemic” of heroin and prescription opiate abuse, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton proposed a $10 billion plan Wednesday to treat addicts and curb incarceration for nonviolent drug offenses. The program, much of which would be funded by the federal government, would also help get a life-saving rescue drug into the hands of more emergency responders to improve the odds for overdose victims. The plan, announced in an op-ed in the Manchester, N.H., Union Leader newspaper, grew out of months of discussion of national drug addiction at Clinton campaign events in New Hampshire,...
  • 10 Ways White Liberals Perpetuate Racism

    09/02/2015 3:31:11 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 34 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 09/01/2015 | George Sachs, Psy.D.
    ~snip~ Like many 40-something White liberals, I too assume I'm relatively open-minded and conscious of my white privilege. "I'm not a racist," I say to myself, when images of police brutality flash on the screen. "I'm not like those white people." Or am I? Like me, you probably voted for Barack Obama, were outraged by the verdicts in the Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases. You even work hard to check your white privilege at the door when going to a #blacklivesmatter protest march. ~snip~ Like it or not, White superiority is well defended and protected. It may...
  • Woman allergic to mobile phones wins disability grant

    09/02/2015 3:21:11 PM PDT · by Renkluaf · 15 replies
    The Times ^ | 8/27/15 | Charles Bremner
    A French court has for the first time recognised the alleged physical suffering inflicted by mobile phones and wi-fi as a medical disorder. Marine Richard, 39, a former radio producer from Marseilles, was awarded a disability allowance of Ł500 per month after she convinced judges in Toulouse that she had been forced to flee civilisation because of the disagreeable sensations that she felt near electromagnetic radiation. “This is a breakthrough,” said Ms Richard, whose case was backed by...
  • Planned Parenthood chapters among those receiving new Obamacare grants(GOP is where?)

    09/02/2015 3:20:10 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 9 replies
    wash times ^ | 9/2/15 | t howell jr
    Planned Parenthood chapters in Iowa, Missouri and Montana received just over $1 million in federal grant funding Wednesday to help Obamacare customers sign up for coverage, even as Republicans in Congress battle to strip the women’s health provider of any federal funding at all amid raging controversy over its abortion practice. The chapters were among 100 recipients of $67 million in so-called “navigator” grants doled out by the Obama administration Wednesday to nonprofits in 34 states that help people get covered under the Affordable Care Act. Two thirds of the recipients had received grants in previous years, and a pair...
  • New Clinton Violations In Use Of Thumb Drives For Emails

    09/02/2015 2:52:26 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9-2-15 | Richard Pollock
    Hillary Clinton violated numerous State Department rules by using privately owned thumb drives to copy 30,000 of her official emails for her lawyer, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation. The former Secretary of State in December 2014 downloaded 30,000 government emails created during her tenure in the position from her private server onto three commercial thumb drives, which her lawyer, David Kendall, transported to Washington, D.C. The State Department released 7,000 new Clinton emails Monday, including at least 125 that were treated by the department as classified. The FBI is conducting a criminal investigation into the handling of...
  • Carville: ‘Tool of the Koch Brothers’ Trey Gowdy ‘Feeds the New York Times Stuff’

    09/02/2015 2:57:17 PM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/02/15 | Ian Hanchett
    Democratic strategist James Carville slammed “tool of the Koch Brothers” Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), saying he “just feeds the New York Times stuff, and they put it in the paper. Just like the neocons fed the New York Times a bunch of bunk they put on the front page of the paper, basically helped start a war” on Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes.” Carville said of the Clinton email scandal, “my question is, will this rise to the level of scandal as the white house christmas card list back in the ’90s that had 140 hours...
  • Paring His Bucket List, Obama Relishes Hiking at an Alaskan Glacier (all by himself)

    09/02/2015 2:48:34 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    NY Times ^ | September 1, 2015 | Julie Hirschfeld Davis
    President Obama hiked alone up a gravel path toward Exit Glacier, gazing at a mass of flowing ice as it melted into the plain below. “How’s this?” he marveled as he surveyed the terrain on a cloudless day. “Beats being in the office.” Mr. Obama is in legacy-building mode here in Alaska, where he has come to talk about the rapidly unfolding effects of climate change and the urgent need to address it. He saw the consequences of global warming during his trek to the glacier, which has receded more than a mile over the past 200 years because of...
  • Kentucky Clerk: Marriage License Law (Vanity)

    09/02/2015 2:41:50 PM PDT · by DouglasKC · 17 replies
    FreeRepubic.com ^ | 9/2/2015 | Self
    I thought it would be interesting to look at the laws by which elected County Clerk of Rowan, Kentucky was elected to abide by. The County Clerk does much more than just issue marriage licenses. This document, Duties of Elected County Officials details the various duties. Concerning marriage licenses this is what it says:The county clerk issues marriage licenses (KRS 402.080) and files and records all marriage certificates (KRS 402.220 and 402.230). Military discharges may also be recorded in the county clerk’s office (KRS 422.090). On or before the 10th day of each month, the county clerk reports to the...
  • Jeb Bush is really bad at running for president: An examination

    09/02/2015 2:38:10 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 45 replies
    Salon ^ | 9/2/15 | JACK MIRKINSON
    There’s been a startling development in the 2016 campaign over the last day or so: Jeb Bush is trying to display what you and I might call “an emotion.” The former governor of Florida had clearly planned to do without the pesky things during his run for the presidency, but that was before Donald Trump came in and messed everything up. Trump saw a big target on Bush’s back and has been shooting arrows into it remorselessly, so Bush has decided to lead an angry, forceful counterattack. Never mind that “Jeb Bush on the attack” does not exactly bring to...
  • The War on McDonalds; Email scandals spread; US dry land declared "Waters of the World by EPA

    09/02/2015 2:35:24 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Wisconsin Club for Growth ^ | 9-2-15 | Wisconsin Club for Growth
    The War on McDonald’s The high and mighty of the Democratic Party sneer at fast-food jobs, calling them unworthy of the often minimally-skilled workers who hold them. But those jobs fill a vital need for such workers: the opportunity to get paid while acquiring stronger skills. Now, in an oh-so-typical overabundance of false solicitude for the welfare of those workers, the Obama administration has acted to make the jobs that are available to them harder to get. Last Thursday, the National Labor Relations Board did what’s been long expected, broadening the definition of a “joint employer” to drag countless businesses...
  • GOP circulates loyalty pledge to box Trump in

    09/02/2015 2:28:17 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 78 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/02/2015 | Alex Isenstadt
    173 Shares 254 Shares Google + Email Comment Print  Getty 2016 RNC circulates loyalty pledge By ALEX ISENSTADT 09/02/15, 04:23 PM EDT The Republican National Committee on Wednesday privately reached out to GOP presidential campaigns to ask whether they’d be willing to sign a pledge stating they would not run as an independent candidate in the event they fail to win the Republican nomination in 2016. “I [name] affirm that if I do not win the 2016 Republican nomination for president of the United States I will endorse the 2016 Republican presidential nominee regardless of who it is,” the...
  • Iran Army Commander: We’ll Keep Arming Until Israel Overthrown

    09/02/2015 2:22:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    INN ^ | 9/2/2015, 7:59 PM | Ari Soffer
    One of Iran’s top military commanders has said the Islamic Republic will continue to bolster its military capabilities until Israel is destroyed and a Palestinian Arab state established in its place. Brigadier General Mohsen Kazzemeini, a senior commander in the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), was speaking to soldiers during a military drill in Tehran Wednesday. “They (the US and the Zionists) should know that the Islamic Revolution will continue enhancing its preparedness until it overthrows Israel and liberates Palestine,” Kazzemeini said, according to the semi-official Fars News Agency. …
  • Obama administration said to have supplied weapons to rebels who killed Americans in Benghazi

    09/02/2015 2:22:02 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 28 replies
    NationalSecurity.news ^ | 09/02/2015 | NationalSecurity.news
    A Libyan witness to the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi says that the weapons used by militants involved in the onslaught, in which four Americans were killed, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, were given to them by the Obama Administration. As reported by Breitbart News, the witness said he was living near the U.S. compound when it was attacked on Sept. 11, 2012. Libya’s al-Qaeda-linked militia group known as the February 17th Martyrs Brigade was reportedly hired by the Hillary Clinton-run State Department to guard the U.S. compound in Benghazi, but it failed to do so the entire...
  • What hip-hop lyrics tell us about Trump - Billionaire frequently referenced by rappers

    09/02/2015 2:20:25 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    CNN via WTAE.com ^ | 09/02/2015 | Story by Deena Zaru; Video by Alex Lee
    (CNN) —Billionaire real-estate mogul Donald Trump, who was known to Americans as a celebrity businessman for decades before his presidential run, has been named-dropped in hip-hop lyrics for decades. And like Hillary Clinton, who has also been a go-to reference, Trump is inserted into lyrics to symbolize status, wealth and power. He is mentioned by rappers like Lil Wayne, Kanye West, T.I., Gucci Mane, Nelly, Young Jeezy, Ludacris, Meek Mill, Big Sean, P Diddy, among others, and some have brought him up in more than one track. Here are some examples: "Richest n---- in my hood: call me Donald Trump/...
  • Transgender with male genitalia using girls' bathroom sparks student walkout

    09/02/2015 2:18:05 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 70 replies
    MCRTV ^ | 9/1/2015 | Dan Joseph
    Students at Hillsboro High School in Hillsboro, Missouri, staged a walkout Monday to protest a transgender student who is being permitted by the school to use the facility's women's restrooms, despite being a biological male.
  • Limbaugh:Trump Movement Exposes Low Regard Conservative Intellectuals Have For Ordinary Americans

    09/02/2015 2:14:36 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 108 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 2, 2015 | Jeff Poor
    Wednesday on his radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh discussed the backlash within certain conservative circles to the candidacy of GOP front-runner Donald Trump. Limbaugh specifically focused Wall Street Journal columnist Bret Stephens, who unleashed a scathing attack in the Journal earlier this week aimed at Trump and his supporters.
  • China Parade To Commemorate WW2 Defeat Of Japan (70th Anniversary Of China's Victory in WWII)

    09/02/2015 2:10:09 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 13 replies
    09/02/2015 | BBC News
    China is set to showcase its military might in a parade commemorating the defeat of Japan in World War Two. Some 12,000 troops and 200 aircraft, as well as tanks and missiles, will go on display in Tiananmen Square in Beijing. More than 80% of the machinery will be shown in public for the first time, state media said. China's growing military capabilities will be keenly watched amid geo-political tensions in the region. President Xi Jinping, who is also commander of the armed forces, will be centre stage at the proceedings along with more than 30 foreign government officials and...
  • Lanny Davis' e-mail Letter to Hillary Is D.C.'s Most Cringe-Inducing Document Ever

    09/02/2015 2:07:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 09/02/2015 | BY MICHAEL WARREN
    The latest stash of emails from Hillary Clinton's private server released by the State Department has (once again!) revealed Washington to be a particularly unbearable place, employing particularly insufferable people. From Clinton's email correspondence with her senior staff we can observe how those with proximity to power engage in rare forms of backstabbing, obsequiousness, pettiness, bad humor, and self-obsession. There was the revelation that Huma Abedin, Clinton's aide-de-camp who held down multiple six-figure salaries at outside consulting firms while making $135,000 at State, apparently complains about not getting "paid enough." Another top Clinton aide, Philippe Reines, was seen tattling on...
  • How did our cool weather get logged by NOAA as hot?

    09/02/2015 2:01:29 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 23 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 2nd September 2015 | Andrew Bolt
    There is something very odd about the NOAA claim of a very hot July, thanks to global warming: July was the hottest month on Earth since records began... Take the NOAA map above. Check Australia, said to have had average or above-average temperatures over much of the continent, apart from the much-warmer-than-average bits around Sydney and parts of Western Australia. Liberal MP Craig Kelly is curious: HOW DOES THE COLDEST MONTH IN 20 YEARS BECOME THE HOTTEST MONTH “EVER’’ ? July in Melbourne was widely reported as the ”Coldest July in 20 years” It also was reported at the start...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,September 2,2015

    09/02/2015 1:57:13 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | September 2, 2015 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and Tyranny Welcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811