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  • ....final residence of Tsar Nicholas II’s last surviving sibling — a dilapidated semi in Toronto

    11/21/2014 7:08:32 PM PST · by Loyalist · 4 replies
    National Post ^ | November 21, 2014 | Laura Lind
    If the end result of a war is an exchange of territory, the outcome of a revolution is ultimately the exchange of real estate. The house at 716 Gerrard Street East is an apt illustration of the downward mobility of the politically displaced. Listed last week on MLS, the modest two-story Riverdale semidetached was the final residence of the Tsar Nicholas II’s last surviving sibling, Grand Duchess Olga Alexandranova. The highest ranking member of the Russian imperial family to emigrate to North America, Olga convalesced in the care of Russian friends who ran the beauty shop on the main floor....
  • N. Korea conducts ejection launcher test for submarine missile: report

    11/21/2014 7:01:45 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2014/11/22
    N. Korea conducts ejection launcher test for submarine missile: report 2014/11/22 03:48 WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (Yonhap) -- North Korea has conducted a test of an ejection launcher that helps fire missiles from submarines in a sign that the communist nation is making progress in its efforts to develop a submarine-based ballistic missile, a news report said Friday. The land-based test simulated the initial stage of boosting a missile out of a submarine launch tube and is a sign that the rogue state is moving ahead with plans for underwater missile strike capabilities for a future nuclear-tipped missile, the Washington Free...
  • Kids give first lady sarcastic "thanks" on Twitter

    11/21/2014 6:55:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    MSN ^ | 11/21/14 | MARY CLARE JALONICK
    **SNIP** His photo of a soupy Spanish rice gone wrong and an apple on a school lunch tray was retweeted more than 170 times. Hunter, 17, is a senior at Richland Center High School in Richland Center, Wisconsin. He said in an interview with The Associated Press that his school lunches have gone downhill over his four years in high school. Of the Spanish rice, he said "you couldn't feel the individual grains of rice. It was just a solid mush." Halana Turner, a junior at Fraser High School in Fraser, Michigan, posted a photo of a mushy breakfast sandwich...
  • In Secret, Obama Extends U.S. Role in Afghan Combat

    11/21/2014 6:50:34 PM PST · by John W · 6 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 21, 2014 | MARK MAZZETTI and ERIC SCHMITT
    WASHINGTON — President Obama signed a secret order in recent weeks authorizing a more expansive mission for the military in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned, a move that ensures American troops will have a direct role in fighting in the war-ravaged country for at least another year. Mr. Obama’s order allows American forces to carry out missions against the Taliban and other militant groups threatening American troops or the Afghan government, a broader mission than the president described to the public earlier this year, according to several administration, military and congressional officials with knowledge of the decision.
  • House intel panel debunks many Benghazi theories (AP plumbs new depths)

    11/21/2014 6:50:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 21, 2014 5:22 PM EST | Ken Dilanian
    A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees. […] In the aftermath of the attacks, Republicans criticized the Obama administration and its then-secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is expected to run for president in 2016. People in and out of government have alleged that a CIA response team was ordered to “stand down” after the State Department compound came under attack, that a military rescue...
  • Bill Clinton Is an Alleged Rapist, Too. Why Aren’t You Outraged About That?

    11/21/2014 6:28:34 PM PST · by doug from upland · 13 replies
    blaze ^ | nov 2014 | Matt Walsh
    Let me be the first to admit that, unlike so many people in the media and on the internet, I actually donÂ’t know if Bill Cosby is a rapist. I know several women have accused him of it, and I know that he isnÂ’t doing any favors for himself by refusing to comment and asking news outlets to scrub footage of him refusing to comment. YouÂ’d think if the man is guilty but has no intention of fessing up, heÂ’d at least deny the allegations. And if heÂ’s innocent, heÂ’d be even more likely to deny them. Either way, I...
  • There’s growing evidence that global warming is driving crazy winters

    11/21/2014 6:26:23 PM PST · by Crazieman · 37 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 11/20/2014 | Chris Mooney
    It may be the timeliest -- and most troubling -- idea in climate science. Back in 2012, two researchers with a particular interest in the Arctic, Rutgers' Jennifer Francis and the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Stephen Vavrus, published a paper called "Evidence linking Arctic amplification to extreme weather in mid-latitudes." In it, they suggested that the fact that the Arctic is warming so rapidly is leading to an unexpected but profound effect on the weather where the vast majority of us live -- a change that, if their theory is correct, may have something to do with the extreme winter weather...
  • FBI arrests two in connection with plot to set off bomb during protests - Ferguson

    11/21/2014 6:25:25 PM PST · by knak · 33 replies
    kmov ^ | 11/21/14 | McDonald and Greenwald
    (KMOV.com) – Law enforcement sources are confirming to News 4 that two men were arrested in connection with a plot to explode pipe bombs during protests. Authorities say the two men were arrested near Ferguson and were apprehended as part of an undercover operation and were arraigned in federal court Friday. We will continue to follow this story and have more information as it becomes available. Read more: http://www.kmov.com/news/editors-pick/FBI-arrests-two-in-connection-with-plot-to-set-off-bomb-during-protests-283555651.html#ixzz3JlCqLIT0
  • NPR, PBS Finally Touch (Dismissively) On 'Pretty Obscure' Jonathan Gruber

    11/21/2014 5:31:19 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 10 replies
    How many days in and they are only mentioning his name?
  • Obama Raises Stakes On Immigration In Vegas Rally ["This Is About Who We Are"]

    11/21/2014 5:20:07 PM PST · by Steelfish · 32 replies
    ABCNews ^ | November 21, 2014 | MARY BRUCE and CHRIS GOOD
    Obama Raises Stakes On Immigration In Vegas Rally LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Nov 21, 2014 By MARY BRUCE and CHRIS GOOD PHOTO: President Barack Obama speaks about immigration Nov. 21, 2014, at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas. Pitching his immigration plan directly to the American people, President Obama told a rowdy crowd today that what he’s offering is a "common sense" first step to fixing a "broken system." "Our immigration system has been broken for a very long time, and everybody knows it," Obama said. "It's not amnesty," Obama said of his plan to shield up to 5...
  • John Kerry Stays In Vienna In Bid To Hammer Out Iran Nuclear Deal

    11/21/2014 5:10:31 PM PST · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | November 21, 2014 | Julian Borger
    John Kerry Stays In Vienna In Bid To Hammer Out Iran Nuclear Deal Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif also cancels flights Four days of negotiations had failed to bring breakthrough US secretary of state John Kerry leaves a meeting in Vienna on Friday. Julian Borger 21 November 2014 The US secretary of state, John Kerry, and his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif, cancelled flights on Friday and held unscheduled late-night talks in an attempt to break the deadlock on Iran’s nuclear program. Zarif had planned to fly back to Iran from Vienna to consult leaders in Tehran on the next...
  • Meet "Normal Barbie": She Now Has Added Cellulite, Stretch Marks And Acne

    11/21/2014 5:01:53 PM PST · by zeestephen · 32 replies
    komonews.com ^ | 21 November 2014
    A sticker pack that comes with the doll allows kids to apply all the sorts of skin imperfections that real people have [like warts and tattoos], teaching kids that they don't have to aspire to or value the unrealistic body images promoted by Barbie or Ken dolls.
  • Union Solidarity to Save the Postal Service

    11/21/2014 4:53:36 PM PST · by mdittmar · 14 replies
    The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) ^ | November 21, 2014 | The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE)
    IMPORTANT: This information should not be downloaded using government equipment, read during duty time or sent to others using government equipment, because it suggests action to be taken in support or against legislation. Do not use your government email address or government phone in contacting your Member of Congress.AFGE activists braved the cold to stand in solidarity with postal workers in their attempt to roll back a plan to dismantle the U.S. Postal Service.It was just one of the many rallies across the country where workers and activists came together for a National Day of Action to fight against devastating cuts in...
  • Attorney: L.A. schools pay 'largest' public settlement for child abuse at $139 million

    11/21/2014 4:38:56 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    cnn ^ | 11-21-14 | http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/21/us/los-angeles-student-lewd-abuse-settlement/index.html
    Los Angeles (CNN) -- The Los Angeles public school district will pay more than $139.2 million to the families of 81 children allegedly abused by an elementary teacher now serving a prison sentence for lewd conduct, officials said Friday. John Manly, one of the plaintiffs' attorney, called the amount "the largest settlement in the history of the United States against a public entity involving child abuse." The settlement comes after the district earlier paid $30 million to settle 63 other students' claims alleging they were victims of sexually lewd acts by Mark Berndt of Miramonte Elementary. A teacher for 30...
  • Judge Napolitano: Impeachment Is The Only “Legal Remedy” To President Obama’s Executive Amnesty

    11/21/2014 4:28:57 PM PST · by Brown Deer · 57 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | 11/21/2014 | Tom Sullivan
    If President Obama grants executive amnesty to an unknown millions of Americans, there’s only one way Republicans can stop him — impeachment. On Thursday’s show, the Judge told FOX News Radio’s Tom Sullivan why the President may have to resort to such extreme measures. He says, while Presidents do have right to practice prosecutorial discretion when it comes to immigration, Obama’s proposed actions risk nullifying the law altogether. And that’s going too far.
  • Blue Blood Democrats vs. Red-Blooded Americans

    11/21/2014 4:28:32 PM PST · by Loud Mime · 9 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 11/21/2014 | Loud Mime
    Back in the Reagan days the Republicans were the BLUE Party; the Democrats were the RED Party. Somebody changed it after Reagan left politics; the switcharoo has been attributed to Tim Russert. At the time I didn't like it, but, judging from today's politics, it may have been a good move. The Democrats are acting like the typical blue-bloods of history. Those were the elitists who made their own laws and own law enforcement system. They, as an aristocracy, kept a safe distance between their own properties and lives and those of the common man. This is what we have...
  • Losing Streak: WH Admits Improperly Inflating Obamacare Enrollment Figures

    11/21/2014 2:55:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2014 | Guy Benson
    Last spring, Obamacare supporters were ebullient when the Obama administration announced a milestone "victory:" Despite a truly disastrous roll-out, they'd enrolled eight million Americans in the program. The Obamacare debate, the president said, was officially over. We expressed skepticism over the White House's stats almost immediately, noting that the official numbers didn't account for duplicates, non-paying "customers," and consumer attrition -- not to mention the high percentage of "new" enrollees who previously had insurance, but were forced to use Obamacare's exchanges to obtain plans after their existing arrangements were cancelled under the new law.  The last two weeks have witnessed two more blows for the "it's...
  • Labor unions celebrate judge's ruling against Illinois pension law

    11/21/2014 4:07:11 PM PST · by mdittmar · 32 replies
    WBEZ ^ | November 21, 2014 | Tony Arnold
    An Illinois judge has ruled unconstitutional a controversial plan to reduce state employees’ retirement benefits. Labor groups sued the State of Illinois for passing a bill reducing their members’ pension benefits. The unions representing downstate and suburban teachers, university employees and most other state workers argued the state constitution says, specifically, that retirement benefits can’t be diminished. On Friday, Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge John Belz agreed.Belz quoted directly from the state constitution in his six-page decision, citing the passage that states retirement benefits “shall not be diminished or repaired.” He singled out components of the bill that narrowly passed...
  • SOETORO (AKA STRANGER): Not a Fellow American!

    11/21/2014 4:06:00 PM PST · by ednoonan7 · 10 replies
    American Resistance Party ^ | Nov 21, 2014 | Edward C Noonan
    November 21, 2014 – The American Resistance Party has been warning all month (to everyone that will listen) that Soetoro’s (aka BHO) Unconstitutional Executive Order was going to be less about amnesty and more about “OPEN BORDERS.” And this is something that has been the goal of Mr. Bilderberg (aka George Soros) for the last decade and a half. Edward C. Noonan – Founder of the American Resistance Party downloaded the text of Mr. Soetoro’s November 20, 2014 speech that Mr. Soetoro (aka BHO) gave which was titled, “National Immigration Policy Address.” See transcript at: Read more at: http://www.americanresistanceparty.org
  • Obama Puts The Republic Out Of Its Misery

    11/21/2014 4:03:18 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 42 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 21 2014 | David Harsanyi
    All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress – unless the President says otherwise. “This is how democracy works,” Barack Obama lectured the country before giving everyone the specifics of his expansive one-man executive overreach on immigration. If you enjoy straw men but are turned off by open debate and constitutional order, this speech was for you. Obama acknowledges his overreach openly every time he argues that he intends to do the job of an obstinate Republican congress. In his speech, Obama scolded those who question whether he has the authority to change the legal status of...
  • Now e-cigarettes can give you malware

    11/21/2014 3:40:53 PM PST · by upchuck · 19 replies
    Guardian ^ | Nov 21, 2014 | Alex Hern
    E-cigarettes may be better for your health than normal ones, but spare a thought for your poor computer – electronic cigarettes have become the latest vector for malicious software, according to online reports. Many e-cigarettes can be charged over USB, either with a special cable, or by plugging the cigarette itself directly into a USB port. That might be a USB port plugged into a wall socket or the port on a computer – but, if so, that means that a cheap e-cigarette from an untrustworthy supplier gains physical access to a device. A report on social news site Reddit...
  • Jihadists Launch Major Attack on Iraq's Ramadi

    11/21/2014 3:28:22 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 2 replies
    Naharnet ^ | 11-21-2014 | Agence France Presse
    The Islamic State group launched a major attack on the Iraqi city of Ramadi Friday, attempting to seize one of the last urban pockets under government control in troubled Anbar province. Parts of Ramadi, the provincial capital, and all of Fallujah to its east, fell to anti-government forces in January. In June, IS-led militants began overrunning more of Anbar and have gained further ground in recent weeks, raising fears that the province, which stretches from the borders with Syria, Jordan and Saudi Arabia to the western approach to Baghdad, could fall completely. "IS launched a surprise attack from four directions...
  • FACT SHEET: The Economic Benefits of Fixing Our Broken Immigration System

    11/21/2014 3:27:35 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    The White House ^ | November 21, 2014 | Barack Hussein Obama
    The President’s Immigration Accountability Executive actions will help secure the border, hold nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants accountable and ensure that everyone plays by the same rules. Acting within his legal authority, the President is taking an important step to fix our broken immigration system. These executive actions crack down on illegal immigration at the border, prioritize deporting felons not families, and require certain undocumented immigrants to pass a criminal background check and pay their fair share of taxes as they register to temporarily stay in the US without fear of deportation. These are commonsense steps, but only Congress can...
  • Modernizing and Streamlining the U.S. Immigrant Visa System for the 21st Century

    11/21/2014 3:20:02 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    The White House ^ | November 21, 2014 | Barack Hussein Obama
    MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES SUBJECT: Modernizing and Streamlining the U.S. Immigrant Visa System for the 21st Century Throughout our Nation's history, immigrants have helped the United States build the world's strongest economy. Immigrants represent the majority of our PhDs in math, computer science, and engineering, and over one quarter of all U.S.-based Nobel laureates over the past 50 years were foreign-born. Immigrants are also more than twice as likely as native-born Americans to start a business in the United States. They have started one of every four American small businesses and high-tech startups, and more...
  • Creating Welcoming Communities and Fully Integrating Immigrants and Refugees

    11/21/2014 3:19:58 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    The White House ^ | November 21, 2014 | Barack Hussein Obama
    MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES SUBJECT: Creating Welcoming Communities and Fully Integrating Immigrants and Refugees Our country has long been a beacon of hope and opportunity for people from around the world. Nearly 40 million foreign-born residents nationwide contribute to their communities every day, including 3 million refugees who have resettled here since 1975. These new Americans significantly improve our economy. They make up 13 percent of the population, but are over 16 percent of the labor force and start 28 percent of all new businesses. Moreover, immigrants or their children have founded more than 40...
  • What Can Mere Citizens do against an Emperor??

    11/21/2014 2:54:35 PM PST · by eyeamok · 73 replies
    11/21/14 | self/vanity
    ANybody here that thinks CONgress will do anything substantial against Amnesty or ANY other Scandal IRS,Benghazi,Fast and Furious... too many to list, our President Has Created is just plain crazy. Nothing of the sort will happen, it would have Happened already, there is more than enough evidence to prove guilt in all these cases. NOBODY HAS GONE TO PRISON. As far as I can tell the Republican Leadership is and will remain COMPLICIT in the Lawlessness that is just plain staggering to most Americans. Hell the Leadership began sowing the deeds of defeat on Election Night AFTER they won in...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,November 21, 2014,Ray Charles Fridays

    11/21/2014 2:45:14 PM PST · by Biggirl · 98 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | November 21, 2014 | 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 TyrannyWelcome 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… it’s America’s Clean-Up Hitter! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811.
  • North Korean linked to Kim Jong-un's purged uncle 'goes missing' in Paris

    11/21/2014 2:34:22 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 21 Nov 2014 | Henry Samuel
    North Korean linked to Kim Jong-un's purged uncle 'goes missing' in Paris Kim Jong-un's secret agents strike in Paris, reports say, as North Korean architecture student whose father was close to dictator's uncle goes missing By Henry Samuel, Paris 5:44PM GMT 21 Nov 2014 Comments4 Comments The son of an aide to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's uncle has gone missing in Paris, sparking speculation that secret agents tried to kidnap him to spirit him back to the Communist nation. Referred to only by his surname Han, the architecture student went missing two weeks ago, raising concerns for his safety....
  • Obama Interrupted By Hecklers During Amnesty Speech In Las Vegas

    11/21/2014 2:32:05 PM PST · by Biggirl · 52 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 21, 2014 | Charles Spiering
    President Obama was interrupted by hecklers during his speech in Las Vegas on Friday, as he tried to explain why he chose to act on his own to offer amnesty to illegal immigrants.
  • Obama ignored embassy’s warnings on climate change speech

    11/21/2014 2:29:40 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 24 replies
    The Weekend Australian ^ | 22nd November 2014 | Greg Sheridan
    BARACK Obama defied the ­advice of his embassy in Canberra to deliver a stinging attack on the Abbott government’s climate policies in Brisbane last weekend. The US embassy, under the leadership of ambassador John Berry, advised the President, through his senior staff, not to couch his climate change comments in a way that would be seen as disobliging to the Abbott government, sources have revealed. When The Weekend Australian put this information to the US embassy, a spokesman said: “As is the case with all presidential speeches, President Obama’s remarks at the University of Queensland in Brisbane were prepared by...
  • Heartwarming Video: Canadian hockey fans finish Star Spangled Banner after singer’s mic cuts out

    11/21/2014 2:26:40 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/21/2014 | Guy Benson
    We interrupt this week’s deluge of executive amnesty and Grubergate coverage to bring you this heartwarming Friday afternoon palate cleanser. First, some brief background, from HuffPo: They may be our biggest rivals on the ice, but when it comes to honouring our American neighbours, Canadians don’t pass up on the opportunity to chime in. The video, filmed Nov. 18, shows the opening of the Toronto Maple Leafs vs. the Nashville Predators hockey game. When Canadian singer Michelle Madeira began the American national anthem, her microphone failed. So what did the Canadian crowd do? They picked up right where she...
  • Hamas Threatens: All Israeli Leaders ‘Legitimate Targets’

    11/21/2014 2:12:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    INN ^ | 11/21/2014, 12:56 PM | Tova Dvorin
    Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri justified a foiled plan to assassinate Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman (Yisrael Beytenu) on Friday, claiming that while he does not personally know of information regarding the plot, “all the leaders of the occupation are considered legitimate targets for resistance.” “The leaders of the occupation, who are responsible for the killing of women and children and the desecration of holy places, are legitimate targets,” he said, in remarks translated by Channel 10 news. On Thursday, the Israeli Security Agency (ISA or Shin Bet) revealed that three Hamas terrorists had been planning to assassinate Liberman during Operation...
  • Gallup Poll: Fed Gov Responsibility to make sure all Americans have health care coverage?

    11/21/2014 2:09:57 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 12 replies
    56% responded No, 42% Yes. Chart shows dramatic change in response to same question over the years.
  • Lawrence Berkeley Lab team helps lead charge to revolutionize energy storage

    11/21/2014 2:07:57 PM PST · by ckilmer · 16 replies
    libreprensa ^ | 11/20/2014 10:53:33 AM PST | Jeremy Thomas
    Lawrence Berkeley Lab team helps lead charge to revolutionize energy storage By Jeremy Thomasjethomas@bayareanewsgroup.comPosted:   11/20/2014 10:53:33 AM PST2 Comments | Updated:   a day ago     BERKELEY -- Imagine an electric car with the range of a Tesla Model S -- able to reach Lake Tahoe from the Bay Area on a single charge -- but at one-fifth the $70,000 price tag for the luxury sedan.    Or a battery not only able to provide many times more energy than today's technology but also at significantly cheaper prices, meaning longer-lasting and less expensive power for cellphones, laptops and...
  • Death Threats Against Swedish Rabbi after Jerusalem Massacre

    11/21/2014 2:07:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    INN ^ | 11/21/2014, 11:07 AM | Ari Yashar
    In the wake of the horrific terror attack on a Jerusalem synagogue this Tuesday, the rabbi of the Jewish community in Gothenburg, the second largest city in Sweden, has received deaths threats to burn down his synagogue—with him inside of it. Rabbi Hillel Ḥayyim Lavery-Yisraëli made aliyah (immigration) to Israel at the age of 19 from Canada. After graduating the Merkaz Harav Yeshiva in Jerusalem, he has served as Gothenburg’s rabbi since 2012. The married father of four serves in the city’s Great Synagogue, which was built in 1865 and is the oldest in the country, and which has now...
  • 30,000 missing emails from IRS' Lerner recovered

    11/21/2014 2:03:17 PM PST · by CivilWarBrewing · 139 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 21, 2014 | Susan Ferrechio
    Up to 30,000 missing emails sent by former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner have been recovered by the IRS inspector general, five months after they were deemed lost forever. The U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) informed congressional staffers from several committees on Friday that the emails were found among hundreds of “disaster recovery tapes” that were used to back up the IRS email system. “They just said it took them several weeks and some forensic effort to get these emails off these tapes,” a congressional aide told the Washington Examiner.
  • Police families in Ferguson fear for their safety and many have gone into hiding or left town ...

    11/21/2014 1:45:05 PM PST · by Zakeet · 43 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | November 21, 2014
    Complete Headline: Police families in Ferguson fear for their safety and many have gone into hiding or left town after receiving assault and death threats The families of many police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, are in hiding or running from town amid death and assault threats. One police wife told KTVI that she's received threats over the phone and she's been paranoid for her and her young daughter's safety ever since. 'Did they follow me here?' she told the station. 'Did I do a good enough job after work today of taking different routes, on my way home?
  • Obama just kneecapped Jeb Bush and Chris Christie's 2016 prospects

    11/21/2014 1:43:24 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 34 replies
    The Week ^ | 11/21/2014 | Jon Terbush
    On immigration, the GOP primary will have little room for nuance Obama's announcement could affect 2016's probable candidates President Obama on thursday announced his much-anticipated executive action on immigration, and in doing so he lobbed a grenade squarely into the 2016 Republican primary race. ... Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush upset the rank and file earlier this year by calling for a compassionate aspproach to immigration. In April, he said undocumented workers who enter the country illegally do so as "an act of love" because they "are actually coming to this country to provide for their families." Then there's New...
  • Massive protest over 43 missing students rocks Mexico City

    11/21/2014 1:41:27 PM PST · by jalisco555 · 13 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 11/21/14 | Diane Jeantet
    MEXICO CITY – Clashes broke out between protesters and police officers on Thursday night, as tens of thousands gathered in front of Mexico City’s National Palace in support of families and friends of the 43 students abducted by police in Iguala, in the state of Guerrero on Sept. 26. On a day normally marked by reverent remembrances of the Mexican Revolution of 1910, various marches led by parents and families of the missing students started at different points of the city around 4 p.m. and made their way toward the Zócalo, the city’s central square. As thousands converged on the...
  • DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s statement on President Obama’s immigration action

    11/21/2014 1:36:25 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies
    yourhoustonnews.com ^ | November 21, 2014
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to President Barack Obama’s immigration announcement, DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement: “I'm proud President Obama has taken bold, definitive action to enact meaningful change for so many families living in fear of being torn apart, an action which will also serve to boost our economy. This is a real step towards protecting families and our national security while optimizing our resources and improving as much of the immigration system as he legally can while Republicans in Congress refuse to act. “The American people are sick and tired of the GOP's...
  • Obama Launches Immigration Message From Las Vegas

    11/21/2014 1:36:15 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 21 replies
    WSJ ^ | November 21, 2014 | By MIRIAM JORDAN
    * Obama : If House GOP Had Allowed a Vote on Immigration, It Would ‘Be Law RIght Now’ *Obama: ‘I’m Not Giving Up’ on Comprehensive Overhaul With Congress *Obama: Immigration Reform Not Just a Latino Issue, It’s an American Issue *Obama: Executive Action on Immigration Is a ‘Common-Sense, Middle- Ground Approach’ *Obama: Congress Shouldn’t Shut Down the Government Again Over Immigration Order (More to update.) LAS VEGAS—Kicking off a campaign to sell his new immigration plan to the American public, President Barack Obama chose Las Vegas to sign his executive action offering work permits and a reprieve from deportation to...
  • Schools to close in Ferguson (for all of next week)

    11/21/2014 1:35:26 PM PST · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 21, 2014 | Ben Kamisar
    A school district that includes part of Ferguson, Mo., will cancel classes next week in anticipation of a grand jury decision on whether to indict a police officer for killing an unarmed black teenager, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “With the heightened anxiety and activity, we thought it would be better for students and staff to extend the holiday at this point," Jennings School District superintendent Tiffany Anderson told the paper. She added that most students walk to school because the district doesn’t provide school buses and that people had been approaching students on their walk home.
  • Obama signs executive orders delaying deportations for millions of illegal immigrants

    11/21/2014 1:35:02 PM PST · by dware · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11.21.2014 | FoxNews.com
    (DEVELOPING): President Obama signed two executive orders on Friday that would delay deportation for millions of illegal immigrants. The president, who signed the controversial policies aboard Air Force One, then spoke about his action at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas.
  • A Death in Syria

    11/21/2014 1:33:23 PM PST · by Sherman Logan · 4 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | Nov. 20, 2014 | Mark Steyn
    In a few hours' time, the President of the United States will apparently do to his oath of office what the Islamic State does to its captives. As I said to Hugh Hewitt the other day, even a constitution of meticulously constructed checks and balances requires a certain seemliness of its political class. This chief executive is brazen in his lawlessness, and ever more so. And he has calculated that those who object lack the stomach to do anything about it. We shall see. However, I would like also to note another example of presidential brazenness this week - Barack...
  • Black Activists Speak Out against Obama Amnesty Agenda

    11/21/2014 1:30:35 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 26 replies
    conservativeblog.org ^ | November 21,2014 | by David W. Almasi
    As the potential harm of the President Obama’s amnesty bid for possibly more than 5 million illegal aliens residing in the United States becomes clearer, members of the Project 21 black leadership network are continuing to speak out against his unilateral action to try to remake America.
  • New DHS immigration rules: Drunk drivers, sexabusers, drug dealers, gun offenders...

    11/21/2014 1:29:38 PM PST · by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig · 6 replies
    The Department of Homeland Security has just released new "Policies for the Apprehension, Detention, and Removal of Undocumented Immigrants." Designed to fill in the details after President Obama's announcement that at least four million currently illegal immigrants will be given work permits, Social Security numbers and protection from deportation, the DHS guidelines are instructions for the nation's immigration and border security officers as they administer the president's directive. The new priorities are striking. On the tough side, the president wants U.S. immigration authorities to go after terrorists, felons, and new illegal border crossers. On the not-so-tough side, the administration views...
  • US stocks rise, pushing Dow and S&P 500 indexes further into record territory

    11/21/2014 1:24:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Canadian Business ^ | 11/21/2014
    Stocks are pushing further into record territory as investors welcome a move by China to stimulate its economy by lowering interest rates. Hints from the head of Europe’s central bank that it might step up its own stimulus efforts also put investors in a buying mood Friday. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 10 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 2,063. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 91 points, also 0.5 per cent, to 17,810. The Nasdaq composite added 11 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 4,712. The S&P 500 and the Dow are at record highs. Material and...
  • The GOP Reaction to Obama's Immigration Order Will Be Way More Damaging Than They Realize

    11/21/2014 1:13:01 PM PST · by House Atreides · 45 replies
    New Republic ^ | Nov 21, 2014 | Noam Scheiber
    "There are several reasons why Obama’s executive action on immigration has put Republicans in a terrible bind. There’s the fact that conservatives are likely to respond by demanding a hardline position from the party’s 2016 nominee, torpedoing his or her electability. There’s the growing risk that conservative anger will force Republicans to do something epically stupid in the near term, like shut down the government...."
  • FBI Sends 100 Agents to Ferguson Ahead of Grand Jury Decision (Fergidishu)

    11/21/2014 1:06:31 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 77 replies
    ABC NEws ^ | 11-21-2014 | Josh Margolin
    The FBI has sent about 100 agents to the St. Louis area to help deal with any problems that could arise from the grand jury decision in the police shooting of Ferguson teenager Michael Brown. In addition to the FBI, other federal agencies have also mobilized staffers to get to St. Louis today, sources told ABC News. A decision by the grand jury is expected soon, but St. Louis authorities said today that the grand jury is still meeting. The panel will decide whether or not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for shooting Brown, who was unarmed, on...
  • Press Release: Partnership Launches New Ad Campaign for Immigration Reform

    11/21/2014 12:58:04 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    The Partnership for a New American Economy today launched a new ad campaign calling on Congress to act on immigration reform this year. (SNIP) The ad will premiere tonight at the PNAE, FWD.us, and U.S. Chamber of Commerce event, “#iCodeImmigration: Accelerating Immigration Reform,” in Washington DC, featuring Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL-25) and Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC-5).