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  • Almost every official of small Texas city is arrested in federal corruption probe 'for accepting bri

    02/09/2016 1:26:58 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | February 8, 2015 | AP
    Almost every top official in a remote South Texas city was arrested on Thursday under a detailed federal indictment that accuses them of taking bribes from contractors and sending city workers to help an illegal gambling operator nicknamed Mr T. Crystal City's mayor, city manager, mayor pro tempore, one of three current councilmen and a former councilman were all arrested under an indictment obtained by the U.S. attorney's office in San Antonio, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney said. A second councilman is already charged in a separate case with smuggling Mexican immigrants. That leaves just one councilman not facing...
  • The Quinn in the Morning Show with Jim Quinn - February 9, 2016

    02/09/2016 12:42:14 AM PST · by sneakers · 1 replies
    Jim Quinn is back! - and in better form than ever!! The Quinn in the Morning Show airs from 6:00am to 9:00 am, Monday thru Friday. To listen online, go to www.warroom.com and sign up for a monthly fee. Or you can listen on the radio locally in the upstate NY area on 1040 WYSL Rochester, NY or 1480 WCNS in Latrobe, Pa. If you sign up online, be sure to choose the auto-renew option in order to have full access to archived shows and podcasts.
  • ISIL, said to fear uprising, executes 300 by firing squad in Mosul

    02/09/2016 12:32:13 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies
    World Tribune ^ | February 8th, 2016
    Monday, February 8th, 2016 ISIL, said to fear uprising, executes 300 by firing squad in Mosul Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) has executed 300 people in Mosul, Iraq. "Daesh (ISIL) terrorists executed 300 people by firing squad in Mosul," said Mahmoud al-Sourji, a spokesman for Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces on Feb. 7. Those executed were "Iraqi police personnel, army troopers and civilian activists," Arabic-language al-Sumaria satellite television network reported. Sourji said that ISIL "lives in a state of tension in Mosul" and fears an uprising from residents who remain in the city. On Feb. 6, ISIL publicly amputated...
  • Is Elgin-O'Hare extension caught in political roadblock?

    02/09/2016 12:06:23 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 1 replies
    The Daily Herald ^ | January 14, 2016 | Marni Pyke
    A divide between the Illinois tollway and Chicago on the cost of airport land needed for the Elgin-O'Hare Expressway extension is threatening progress on the massive project, considered vital for the suburbs. An agreement to sell property on the western edge of O'Hare to the tollway at market value more than a decade ago has disintegrated, officials said, and the city's latest price tag of about $190 million is giving the tollway sticker-shock. "We've been negotiating for a long time. ... It's within the last couple of months I've realized how far apart we were," tollway Chairman Robert Schillerstrom said....
  • Kasich, Sanders win first first-in-the-nation primary contests - Cruz takes Millsfield

    02/08/2016 11:54:18 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 51 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Daniel Chaitin
    As the clock struck midnight, voting began in three tiny towns in New Hampshire, including Dixville Notch, whose residents have a pretty good reputation for picking the eventual party nominees. The other two towns participating in midnight voting are Millsfield and Hart's Location. "...............In Millsfield, Ted Cruz reportedly pulled away from the pack with nine votes, ahead of second place Trump. Clinton beat Sanders two votes to one. Kasich earned a second victory in Hart's Location, beating second place Trump five votes to four. Meanwhile, Sanders took a commanding 12 votes to Clinton's five.
  • Ted Cruz on Net Neutrality: 'Obama Is Salivating to Regulate the Internet'

    02/08/2016 11:10:49 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 22, 2016 | Noah Dulis
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has spoken out against the government's regulation of the Internet through net neutrality in a video message Breitbart Tech can exclusively share with readers. "That will end, and that will end immediately," Cruz declared when asked if he would continue to allow the Internet to be classified as a public utility if elected president. [BIG SNIP] "That's what the Internet does," he stated. "It empowers people." Cruz described net neutrality as "Obamacare for the Internet." Beyond arguing that it would allow the government to regulate "prices and terms of sale on the Internet,...
  • Kicked in the Bowls: Beyonce sparks race row after controversial Black Power (short)

    02/08/2016 10:35:46 PM PST · by SaveFerris · 35 replies
    the Sun UK ^ | 18:01, 8 Feb 2016 | By STUART PINK, Deputy Head of Showbiz
    FULL TITLE: Kicked in the Bowls: Beyonce sparks race row after controversial Black Power Super Bowl half-time show BEYONCE hijacked the Super Bowl — and strutted straight into a Black Power race row. The pop star, 34, who had been accused of shunning her black heritage, stunned viewers by performing her new single Formation. It includes attacks on police brutality and cops’ response to 2005’s Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. [snip] Members of the National Sheriffs’ Association also turned their backs as they watched on Sunday at their Washington base. A cop’s wife posted: “Rise above and stay above the...
  • How the Chinese Basketball Association Became the Hot Destination for NBA Talent

    02/08/2016 9:50:14 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 4 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | Oct 29, 2013 | Jared Zwerling
    Now in its 19th season, the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) season will tip off next week with its most prized class of Americans. Many have played in the NBA and are still young and talented enough to return to the world's top hoops league. The groundwork for the popularity of today's CBA was laid in the mid-1990s, under sometimes difficult conditions. Since then, everything from the league's rising salaries to Stephon Marbury to the 2011 NBA lockout to the struggling European economy to the NBA's new collective bargaining agreement have made China the top overseas option for American players. In...
  • Klamath River dams moving toward removal despite congressional barriers ( CA & OR )

    02/08/2016 9:41:55 PM PST · by george76 · 22 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Feb. 3, 2016 | Bettina Boxall
    California, Oregon and the federal government are working on a way around congressional barriers to the removal of hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River. The states, the U.S. Interior Department and the owner of the dams, PacifiCorp, announced Tuesday that they have agreed in principle to pursue removal through the federal dam relicensing process. The move comes after a complex deal to decommission four hydroelectric dams and restore portions of the historic salmon river fell apart when Congress failed to act on a crucial piece of the pact by a Dec. 31 deadline. Republican members of Congress and local elected...
  • Trump to Savage: Maybe Obama doesn't want to defeat ISIS

    02/08/2016 9:34:49 PM PST · by Milhous · 33 replies
    WND ^ | 02/08/2016
    In another wide-ranging interview with talk-radio host Michael Savage, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump suggested President Obama might not have a desire to defeat the Islamic jihadist group ISIS, and the real-estate billionaire shied away from declaring he would win the New Hampshire primary Tuesday. Trump repeated his observation that President Obama refuses to identify the enemy as "radical Islamic terrorism," insisting ISIS and other groups have nothing to do with Islam. "It's radical Islamic terrorism, and we have a president who won't even use the words," he said. "If you don't use the words, you're never going to get...
  • Charges dropped against soldier who ran through Brisbane suburb with gun-shaped object

    02/08/2016 9:14:39 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies
    ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) ^ | 9th February 2016 | Josh Bavas
    Police prosecutors have dropped a charge against a soldier who caused panic after jogging through suburban Brisbane with a gun-shaped object last year. A full-scale police response was launched after 26-year-old Nicholas Paul Latham was spotted running through Rochedale South wearing camouflage clothing and carrying the object in December last year. Several schools were shut down and Mr Latham was eventually tackled by police. He told police it was all a misunderstanding as he was training with a metal object shaped like a gun, but was charged with public nuisance. His matter went before the Holland Park Magistrates Court on...
  • Bill would make Obama’s birthday a state holiday

    02/08/2016 9:13:27 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
    Reboot Illinois ^ | February 4, 2016 | Kevin Hoffman
    A bill introduced in the Illinois House would make Aug. 4, President Barack Obama’s birthday, a state holiday. State Rep. André Thapedi, D-Chicago, and three other Chicago-area Democratic lawmakers are sponsoring House Bill 4654, which was filed on Feb. 2. The legislation would make Obama’s birthday a legal holiday, meaning state offices and schools would be closed. From the bill: “The fourth day of August of each year shall be a legal holiday to be known as Barack Obama’s Birthday to be observed as a day on which to hold appropriate exercises in commemoration of our illustrious President. When August...
  • Nationwide Air Force & Army COMEX communication GRID down exercise Friday 02/12/2016

    02/08/2016 9:10:14 PM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 22 replies
    Prince William Amateur Radio Emergency Services ^ | 02/08/2016 | larence, K4CNM – (AAA3R3, Army MARS Region Three Operations Officer)
    Nationwide Air Force & Army COMEX communication GRID down exercise Friday 02/12/2016 http://blog.pwcares.org/?p=182 Amateur Radio Emergency Service, Events, PWCARES Air Force & Army MARS COMEX 2016/01/19 David Lane Air Force & Army MARS COMEX By: Clarence, K4CNM – (AAA3R3, Army MARS Region Three Operations Officer) The Air Force and Army MARS (Military Auxiliary Radio System) will conduct their first 2016 communications exercise (COMEX) from 7:00 am until 6:59 pm EST on Friday, 12 February. The scenario will be: there is no power, no phones (cell or landline), and no internet. Also, internet linked radio repeaters (such as D-Star) should not...
  • Former ISIS sex slaves now army of ‘Sun Ladies’ ready to defeat terror group

    02/08/2016 9:06:35 PM PST · by Daffynition · 13 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 2/8/16 | Hollie McKay
    ERBIL, Iraq – They witnessed the slaughter of their families on Mount Sinjar, and then were forced by ISIS into sexual slavery. Now the “Sun Ladies” are ready to fight - for veangeance as well as survival. Some 2,000 Yazidi women who were captured in the brutal August 2014 attack on their mountain stronghold have escaped and have taken up arms against their former tormentors. Driven by the fresh memories of unspeakable atrocities and the survival of their people, hundreds have signed up to fight the black-clad terrorist army.
  • Narcissism Cruz’s policy

    02/08/2016 8:55:45 PM PST · by kiryandil · 59 replies
    Scranton Times-Tribune ^ | February 8, 2016 | Michael Gerson
    The GOP front-runners who did not melt down into an oleaginous puddle of self-pity - the winners of the compos mentis caucus - are more different than their similar policy views would indicate. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are social and economic conservatives, and products of the tea party revolt. But they represent two entirely different approaches to the gathering and use of power. Each had a defining moment in their rapid rise. For Rubio, it was the Gang of Eight's attempt to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Rubio now presents this as the ancient past, but I'm old enough to...
  • Women welcome at a Saudi Arabia Starbucks shop after temporary ban

    02/08/2016 8:52:18 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | Mon February 8, 2016 | Henry Hanks
    To the Western world, it's a surprising thing to see. Until very recently, one Starbucks in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, had a sign with the phrase, "Please no entrance for ladies." The sign went up after a wall segregating families and single people when entering the coffee house fell down. The temporary solution was to ban women from entering the Starbucks. The full sign said, "PLEASE NO ENTRY FOR LADIES ONLY SEND YOUR DRIVER TO ORDER THANK YOU."
  • DIXVILLE NOTCH NEW HAMPSHIRE LIVE STREAMING

    02/08/2016 8:50:39 PM PST · by knarf · 194 replies
    http://www.nh1.com/live-streaming/ ^ | february 8, 2016 | knarf
    Supposed to be live streaming of the first votes cast at midnight
  • Seattle’s brash king of pot raking in cash and raising hackles at Uncle Ike’s

    02/08/2016 8:50:26 PM PST · by steve86 · 2 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | Feb 7, 2016 | Bob Young
    Just after Uncle Ike's Pot Shop opened in Seattle's Central District, it boasted in an ad, "Our weed cures Ebola." Knowing that merchants in the new industry weren't allowed to make any medical claims about pot, the fine print disclaimer winked: "If you believe this ad, you are a (expletive) moron." That in-your-face Vern Fonk-on-weed sensibility has helped make Uncle Ike's the state's top-selling pot store, with $1.4 million in monthly sales. It's also changing the personality of 23rd Avenue and East Union Street, once a predominantly African-American corner, with neon signs, a wall-mural ad, food truck, sign-waving mannequin and...
  • Trump repeats vulgar word audience member uses to describe Cruz (interview with woman)

    02/08/2016 8:34:37 PM PST · by springwater13 · 108 replies
    The woman who yelled the vulgarity that Trump repeated is a 52-year-old Salem, New Hampshire, resident named Caroline, who declined to give her last name. She told CNN that she went to the rally hoping to ask Trump a question about how he would crack down on tax fraud committed by undocumented immigrants. "He truly cares about the American people," she said. She said she did not plan to yell out a vulgarity, but when Trump mentioned Cruz, she said she couldn't help herself. "It just came out of my mouth," she said. "It wasn't like I thought about it."...
  • Ted Cruz In Hot Water Over Possibly Illegal Fundraising Letter Sent To Voters

    02/08/2016 8:28:58 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 79 replies
    politicususa.com ^ | February 8
    A complaint has been filed against Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz after the Republican may have violated Texas state law with an illegal fundraising letter. ... The solicitation came in an envelope featuring a return address in official government type and the words "check enclosed." The "check" was a fake check made out to Cruz's campaign, accompanied by a missive asking the recipient to send in a "matching donation."
  • Standing his ground (Jeb Bush used EM to take vet's property)

    02/08/2016 8:24:16 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 9 replies
    http://www.sptimes.com ^ | March 1, 2005 | KELLEY BENHAM
    EAST OF NAPLES, TURN LEFT AT THE BUCKET - Once, the land under Jesse Hardy's feet was an underwater reef, and nobody owned it and nobody wanted it. Then it became more or less solid, part of South Florida. To the east, the Everglades grew drier and drier. To the west, a town called Naples crept closer and closer. In the 1970s, developers peddling paradise dug canals, built roads and carved the swamp into squares of empty promises. Too remote to be developed, it stayed pretty much abandoned, except for Hardy. Looking for an escape from Miami, he bought a...
  • I-55 to see first P3 managed lane project in Illinois history

    02/08/2016 8:11:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    Better Roads (Equipment World) ^ | February 8, 2016 | Chris Hill
    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has announced with members of the state general assembly a plan allowing the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) to add at least one additional lane in each direction to a 25-mile stretch of Interstate 55 near Chicago using a public-private partnership (P3) agreement. IDOT is allowed to use P3 agreements only if the general assembly adopts a resolution supporting a proposed project, a state law in place since 2011. This would be the first P3 managed lane project in the state. “By using existing resources to leverage private investment, we can build the type of infrastructure...
  • Donald Trump's foul mouth is just a cover for his ignorance

    02/08/2016 7:51:33 PM PST · by EveningStar · 162 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 8, 2016 | Michael Gerson
    ...In real life, expletives are often used as a form of aggression or cruelty. A co-worker who tells you to Trump yourself is usually being unpleasant. A co-worker who does this every day is often creating a hostile or demeaning work environment. Language suitable for decent company is a form of politeness, which is a species of respect, which is an expression of morality. And if I am the last holdout on this issue, so be it. I don't really give a damn. Win or lose, Trump has brought the language and sensibilities of cable TV to presidential politics...
  • Trump repeats vulgar word audience member uses to describe Cruz

    02/08/2016 7:49:41 PM PST · by Coronal · 261 replies
    KWCH 12 ^ | Feb 08, 2016 | Jeremy Diamond
    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire Donald Trump on Monday night repeated the offensive term a woman attending his rally shouted in reference to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. After first calling on a woman close to the stage to "shout it out" again, Trump repeated the woman's one-word insult aimed at Cruz: "She said he's a pussy." The term was flung into the political orbit just a day before the New Hampshire primary as Trump was discussing Cruz's apparent hesitation during the last GOP debate on whether he would support waterboarding. Suddenly, Trump stopped mid-sentence, pointing to a woman near him in the...
  • The VAT: Coming Soon To A Campaign Stop Near You (Cruz Tax Plan)

    02/08/2016 7:44:14 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 51 replies
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | February 8 | Alan D. Viard
    Two Republican presidential candidates -- Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Rand Paul, R-Ky. -- have proposed replacing much of the federal tax system with a VAT. Cruz's proposed VAT would have a 16 percent tax-inclusive rate, and Paul's proposed VAT would have a 14.5 percent tax-inclusive rate. Both VATs would be administered through the subtraction method rather than the credit invoice method used by most countries with VATs. ... The biggest problem with the Cruz and Paul plans is their pronounced lack of tax transparency. The senators have consistently described their proposed levies as business taxes rather than VATs and...
  • Elderly Hamburg lady describes life in Hamburg now amidst Migrants/refugees w/english subtitles

    02/08/2016 7:37:35 PM PST · by Katya · 8 replies
    Hamburg TV01 ^ | 02/06/2016
    On the street interview from Hamburg TV01 reposted with subtitles. The woman describes what life is now, what she has to contend with on a daily basis. She admits like so many other Germans having had a naive compassion towards the plight of the migrants/refugees. Towards the end of interview, some "foreign" young men try to interrupt and argue. All in all, the reporter allows her the time to speak her mind.Shocking they also allowed her to state she was going to vote for the AFD "Alternative for Germany" party in the upcoming election.
  • Virginia lawmakers push to hold sanctuary cities liable for illegals’ crimes

    02/08/2016 7:30:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 8, 2016 | Stephen Dinan & Anjali Shastry
    It's unclear whether any Virginia jurisdictions qualify as sanctuary cities, but the state legislature is determined to make sure none of them stray across the line, with Republican senators and delegates pushing to withhold money from those that refuse to cooperate -- and even considering making them have to pay restitution to those harmed by illegal immigrants within their borders. The House cleared a bill Monday that would require prisons and jails to honor all requests to transfer illegal immigrants to federal custody, as long as they aren't asked to hold the aliens beyond the time they'd normally be released....
  • Peyton Manning Was Born With a Cleft Lip, Tragically Some Babies With Cleft Lips are Aborted

    02/08/2016 7:07:54 PM PST · by kathsua · 33 replies
    Life News ^ | Feb 7, 2016 | Emily Derois
    Today parents are sometimes pressured to abort simply because their unborn child has a cleft lip, a correctable condition. Physicians categorize it as a disability. Yet a surprising number of successful individuals were born with cleft lips. Among them is Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. Manning’s success story shows that his cleft lip did not hinder him at all. Because his parents chose life, Manning was able to grow and pursue his dreams in football. This week, he and his team will play in the biggest American sports game of the year — the 2016 Super Bowl. Manning is not only...
  • Final ARG NH Tracking Poll (Trump 33, Kasich 17, Rubio 14, Cruz 10, Jeb 9)

    02/08/2016 7:07:39 PM PST · by usafa92 · 84 replies
    ARG ^ | 2/8/2016 | ARG
    No article just the link
  • Ted Cruz Wants To Raise Taxes On Your Grandma

    02/08/2016 7:00:17 PM PST · by kiryandil · 145 replies
    Fortune.com ^ | February 2, 2016 | Chris "The Thrill" Matthews
    **snip** ...Ted Cruz has endorsed policies that would fundamentally change who pays the federal government’s bills, and how.Expect the establishment wing of the Republican Party to increasingly draw attention to this fact, especially when it comes to his tax policy. While on the one hand Cruz’s plan hews to Republican orthodoxy in its large tax cuts for the wealthy, he also embraces a European-style Value Added Tax, which is a lot like a sales tax, as replacement for all payroll taxes, and which would enable the elimination of all income tax outside a 10% flat tax for all earners...**snip** ...The...
  • Judge Again Denies Texas Request to Ban Syrian Refugees

    02/08/2016 6:29:46 PM PST · by Elderberry · 64 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 2/8/2016
    AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. judge denied for the second time a request by Texas to bar relief agencies from bringing Syrian refugees into the state, a decision that could have a bearing on the attempts of 30 other governors to block refugees from their states. U.S. District Judge David Godbey said the Republican leaders who have fought the resettlement have not shown Texas would suffer irreparable harm.
  • Syria Forces Squeeze Rebels Around Aleppo

    02/08/2016 6:28:59 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 11 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb. 8, 2016 | NOUR MALAS And RAJA ABDULRAHIM
    Shiite fighters, largely from outside Syria, are advancing toward the country’s largest city backed by Russian airstrikes, giving the Assad regime the most significant momentum it has had in years just days ahead of new cease-fire talks. Syrian and Russian airstrikes routed rebels from long-held territories in northern Syria, while pro-government forces led by Iranian, Lebanese Hezbollah, and other Shiite fighters are advancing on Aleppo, according to rebels on the ground and officials tracking the conflict. They seized the village of Kifeen north of Aleppo on Sunday night, rebels said, putting the regime forces about 15 miles from the Turkish...
  • Coen brothers on #OscarsSoWhite: We write what we know – Jews and Minnesotans

    02/08/2016 6:28:43 PM PST · by SJackson · 77 replies
    JTA ^ | Feb. 8, 2016 | Ron Kampeas
    Asked about diversity in Hollywood last week, the Coen brothers defended to the Washington Post their history of making movies about Jews and Minnesotans. The Oscars So White controversy, #OscarsSoWhite, may reflect a real problem, the film writing-directing-producing duo agreed: Money drives commercial movies, people who invest money want more of what has worked in the past and it's daunting for minorities to break into that cycle. But the brothers balked at the notion that film creators bear personal responsibility for promoting diversity, arguing you write what you know. "Take any particular actor or writer or filmmaker, and you go,...
  • Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz tied for 2nd place in New Hampshire, new poll shows

    02/08/2016 6:25:39 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 8, 2016
    With less than 24 hours before voters in New Hampshire head to the polls in the country's first primary election of the 2106 presidential contest, Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are in a dead heat race ... for the second place. ...
  • Trump: Jeb ‘Is Just Not A Man’ [VIDEO]

    02/08/2016 6:18:43 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 53 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | February 8
    Donald Trump slammed Jeb Bush Monday, arguing he is a "desperate person" who is "sad" and "pathetic" and is "just not a man." Trump told Wolf Blitzer on CNN, "Jeb is having some kind of breakdown, I think. Look, he's an embarrassment to his family. He has to bring his mother out and walk his mother around at 90 years old." Bush's tweeted Monday, "@realDonaldTrump you aren't just a loser, you are a liar and a whiner. John McCain is a hero. Over and out."
  • Trump Leads Rubio by 11 Points on the Eve of the New Hampshire Primaries – 29-18%

    02/08/2016 6:09:58 PM PST · by BigEdLB · 29 replies
    Overtime Politics ^ | 2/8/16 | Fred
    New Hampshire goes to the polls tomorrow, and if the results look anything like the final Overtime Politics poll of the state, Donald Trump is going to get his first win of the election season. He currently leads Marco Rubio by 11 points – 29-18%. There is a 10% viability threshold for receiving delegates, which means that Carly Fiorina, Ben Carson, and Chris Christie will probably miss out on taking any home. Jeb Bush may end up receiving delegates, depending on if he can outperform his poll projections, while Ted Cruz may miss out if he under-performs. Donald Trump leads...
  • Marco Rubio Short-Circuits Again, Inexplicably Repeats Scripted Line Word for Word

    02/08/2016 6:09:45 PM PST · by TBBT · 41 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/8/16 | Sharon Moon
    Marco Rubio Short-Circuits Again, Inexplicably Repeats Scripted Line Word for Word [Video]
  • Will Ted Cruz surprise in New Hampshire?

    02/08/2016 6:06:15 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 57 replies
    Politico ^ | February 8, 2016 | KATIE GLUECK
    ... Regardless of how he fares here, Cruz will be in a strong position headed into the string of upcoming Southern primaries; a second-place or strong-third place finish could put him in a commanding one. Cruz's biggest opening is with...
  • Donald Trump Could Win a Double Victory in New Hampshire

    02/08/2016 6:05:08 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 31 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | February 8 | David French
    If present polling trends hold (a big "if"), then Donald Trump is poised to not just win the New Hampshire primary by double digits, he also stands to benefit greatly from a confused muddle of also-rans -- a cohort of candidates who may not do well enough to challenge his lead but also likely won't do poorly enough to leave the race. Thus, the race would move on to South Carolina with Ted Cruz wounded slightly by the New Hampshire results, Rubio wounded badly, and the trio of governors energized just enough to stay in and keep attacking Rubio in...
  • Day Of Reckoning: The Collapse Of The Too Big To Fail Banks In Europe Is Here

    02/08/2016 6:01:55 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 73 replies
    Economic Collapse ^ | 8 Feb 16 | Michael Snyder
    There is so much chaos going on that I don't even know where to start. For a very long time I have been warning my readers that a major banking collapse was coming to Europe, and now it is finally unfolding. Let's start with Deutsche Bank. The stock of the most important bank in the "strongest economy in Europe" plunged another 8 percent on Monday, and it is now hovering just above the all-time record low that was set during the last financial crisis. Overall, the stock price is now down a staggering 36 percent since 2016 began, and...
  • Citing donations, critics say Lynch shouldn’t decide on Clinton probe

    02/08/2016 5:26:42 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 8, 2016 | Julian Hattem
    Critics of the Obama administration say Attorney General Loretta Lynch should be disqualified from overseeing the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server because of the more than $10,000 she has given to Democrats in recent years. With Republicans already calling for a special prosecutor to monitor the probe, conservatives are pouncing on the past campaign contributions as evidence of bias. "The latest assertion from her allies that Loretta Lynch is not 'political' is totally untrue," said David Bossie, the president of conservative advocacy organization Citizens United in a statement to The Hill. "In fact, she's been a regular financial contributor...
  • Portman to oppose trade deal as opposition back home builds

    02/08/2016 5:18:37 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    Washingston Post ^ | February 4 | Paul Kane and Kelsey Snell
    Sen. Rob Portman, a former U.S trade ambassador, announced Thursday that he opposes a sweeping 12-nation Pacific Rim trade agreement, dealing a setback to a deal that is seen as a key part of President Obama’s economic legacy. The Ohio Republican is facing a difficult re-election campaign against Ted Strickland, an anti-trade former Democratic governor, in a state that has seen a steep decline in manufacturing as a result of companies moving operations overseas. The announcement is a significant but not fatal blow to the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, which is protected by fast-track rules that ensure it cannot...
  • The sexist double standard behind why millennials love Bernie Sanders

    02/08/2016 5:17:07 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 42 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2/4/16 | Catherine Rampell
    Deploying Lena didn't work. Neither did shout-outs from Beyoncé, Kim, Ilana and Abbi, Ariana, Katy, Demi or either of the Amys. (snip) Why are so many young'uns feeling the Bern? I see two main reasons. The first is that, to millennials, Sanders's socialism is a feature, not a bug. Much of the current conversation about Sanders's "democratic socialism" is predicated on whether Americans can look past this supposedly toxic label. But millennials love Sanders not despite his socialism, but because of it. "Socialism" has never been a dirty word for the current cohort of youth, who either didn't live through...
  • The Latest: Attackers Torch Refugee Center in Prague

    02/08/2016 5:11:51 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 30 replies
    ABC News ^ | 6 Feb 2016 | AP
    Czech police say Unknown attackers have set a refugee center on fire in the Czech Capitol of Prague, injuring one person. Spokeswoman Iveta Martinkova says about 20 people attacked the Klinika center in Prague's No. 3 district with Molotov cocktails Saturday about 7:30 pm. She says it is not clear who was behind the attack and police are investigating.
  • Clinton, Sanders and why this is a dangerous moment for Democrats (Washington Post)

    02/08/2016 5:00:59 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 16 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2/7/16 | Ruth Marcus
    (snip) This is a tempting and dangerous moment for Democrats. The party has clearly become more liberal, reflecting the increasing polarization of both sides. According to the Pew Research Center, 41 percent of Democrats described themselves as liberal in 2015, compared with 27 percent in 2000. The share of Democrats identifying themselves as moderate fell from 43 percent in 2000 to 35 percent in 2015. The success of Sanders's full-throated progressivism among the party faithful is no surprise, especially in liberal-leaning Iowa and New Hampshire. But, notwithstanding the current head-to-head polls that he likes to cite, Sanders at the top...
  • Hong Kong’s New Year night of ‘rioting’ leaves Mong Kok in lockdown after street hawker...

    02/08/2016 4:45:14 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies
    SCMP ^ | February 09, 2016
    Hong Kong's New Year night of 'rioting' leaves Mong Kok in lockdown after street hawker crackdown descends into ugly street battles between police and protesters Police: 'Radical elements' with 'makeshift weapons and shields' set fires set as they ran out of control creating a 'riot' PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 09 February, 2016, 1:37am UPDATED : Tuesday, 09 February, 2016, 8:27am One of Hong Kong's busiest districts is in virtual lockdown this morning after a night of violence which saw the police open fire with two ''warning shots'' as protesters launched missiles and set fires as a crackdown on illegal street food...
  • Clinton weighs staff shake-up after New Hampshire (rearranging desk chairs on the Titanic)

    02/08/2016 4:29:09 PM PST · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | February 8, 2016 | Glenn Thrush and Annie Karni
    Hillary and Bill Clinton are so dissatisfied with their campaign's messaging and digital operations they are considering staffing and strategy changes after what's expected to be a loss in Tuesday's primary in New Hampshire, according to a half-dozen people with direct knowledge of the situation. The Clintons - stung by her narrow victory in Iowa - had been planning to reassess staffing at the campaign's Brooklyn headquarters after the first four primaries, but the Clintons have become increasingly caustic in their criticism of aides and demanded the reassessment sooner, a source told Politico.
  • Hillary can’t dodge Goldman Sachs questions forever (One-percenter holds back financial advice?)

    02/08/2016 4:18:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/07/16
    **SNIP** Over the last 16 months, Clinton raked in at least $30 million - chiefly, the New York Times reports, from closed-to-the-press speeches to corporations, banks, etc. Care to bet on any other ex-secretary of state being so "lucky"? Interest in just what Clinton could deliver in exchange for such largesse has prompted many requests over the last year for transcripts. She has consistently refused. For the record, we doubt it's anything too shocking. Most likely, she just doesn't want to be outed as having been kissy-kissy with the likes of Goldman chief Lloyd Blankfein. Why give a gift to...
  • NH - TRUMP COMFORTABLY AHEAD; BUSH SURGES TO SECOND, KASICH IN THIRD [1-27-16]

    02/08/2016 4:16:06 PM PST · by mandaladon · 164 replies
    The EECPS ^ | 27 Jan 2016
    A new statewide New Hampshire poll reveals Donald Trump holding a significant lead over his Republican opponents with 35% of the vote. Jeb Bush surprisingly takes second with 18%, and John Kasich finishes third with 14%. The rest of the field included Marco Rubio at 9%, Ted Cruz at 8%, and Chris Christie getting 5%, despite a last-minute endorsement from the Boston Herald. Among Democratic primary voters, Sanders holds a steady lead over Clinton of 52% to 44%.
  • DONALD TRUMPS NEW HAMPSHIRE; BATTLE FOR SECOND BETWEEN BUSH AND KASICH (Trump 31 Jeb 16 Kasich 13)

    02/08/2016 4:02:56 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 66 replies
    Emerson College Polling ^ | 2/8/16 | Emerson College
    DONALD TRUMPS NEW HAMPSHIRE; BATTLE FOR SECOND BETWEEN BUSH AND KASICH AS DEBATE FALLOUT CONTINUES. SANDERS WELL AHEAD OF CLINTON. With the New Hampshire primary happening tomorrow, a new Emerson College statewide survey shows Republican Donald Trump poised to win in the Granite State with 31% of likely GOP primary voters. The battle is on for second place, with the next four candidates separated by just 5 percentage points: Jeb Bush (16%), John Kasich (13%), Marco Rubio (12%) and Ted Cruz (11%).