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  • Attendees Leave Campaign Rally When Obama Appears

    10/20/2014 7:00:28 PM PDT · by lbryce · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 20, 2014 | Staff
    President Obama made a rare appearance on the 2014 campaign trail on Sunday and attendees walked out as the President spoke.44 President Barack Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Sunday with a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, but early departures of crowd members while he spoke underscored his continuing unpopularity. Obama showed up to support Lt. Governor Anthony Brown who is running for Governor. "You've got to vote," Obama repeated over and over at a rally for Brown in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, near Washington. A steady stream of people walked...
  • Bold Agenda PAC ad

    10/20/2014 6:47:49 PM PDT · by goodnesswins · 2 replies
    www.boldagendapac.com ^ | 10/20/14 | boldagendapac
    Anyone see this AD????
  • Remarkable Digital Reconstruction of the Palace of Ashurnasirpal II

    10/20/2014 6:39:31 PM PDT · by xzins · 24 replies
    Patheos ^ | October 9, 2014 | Thomas L. McDonald
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art created this video flythrough of the spectacular Northwest Palace of Assyrian king Ashurnasirpal II (reigned: 883 to 859 BC) in the city alternately known as Numrud, Kalhu, and, in the Bible, Calah. The ruins are about 20 miles south of Mosul, Iraq. The palace walls were covered n reliefs (many of them now scattered throughout the world in various museums) depicting his reign and conquests. Genesis 10: 8 Cush became the father of Nimrod; he was the first on earth to be a mighty man. 9 He was a mighty hunter before the Lord; therefore...
  • Obama Repeats: You Can’t Get Ebola on a Bus—Day After Bus Quarantined in D.C.

    10/20/2014 6:38:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    cns news ^ | 10/20/14 | Brittany M. Hughes
    (CNSNews.com) - On Saturday--one day after a bus that had departed from the Pentagon was quarantined on Capitol Hill in an Ebola false alarm--President Barack Obama issued a video message to Americans telling them that "you cannot get it [Ebola] from just riding on a plane or a bus." “Ebola is actually a difficult disease to catch. It's not transmitted through the air like the flu," Obama said in his weekly video message. "You cannot get it from just riding on a plane or a bus." But on Friday, a bus was quarantined on Virginia Avenue, SE, in the Capitol...
  • George H.W. Bush upset at Democrat Michelle Nunn’s 'disappointing' use of his image in campaign ads

    10/20/2014 6:21:31 PM PDT · by pkajj · 17 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | October 20, 2014 | Leslie Larson
    President George H.W. Bush is displeased that Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn is using his picture in ads for her Senate campaign. Nunn, who led Bush’s Points of Light Foundation until 2013, is touting her past Bush ties to counter claims by her Republican opponent, David Perdue, that Nunn is an Obama follower. In a new campaign ad, “Familiar,” Nunn highlights her former relationship with Bush, showing off a 2009 picture with the former President, as proof that she is able to work with Republicans and Democrats. But George H.W. Bush officially endorsed Perdue in September and is upset that Nunn...
  • CDC ADMITS TX PRESBY FOLLOWED PROTOCOL

    10/20/2014 5:53:18 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 20, 2014 | Breitbart
    CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta reported that the CDC admitted during a phone conference with the press that Texas Presbyterian Hospital “did seem to be following CDC protocols” in their treatment of Ebola patient Thomas Duncan on Monday’s “
  • 'Miss Hitler 2014' contest seeks the most anti-Semitic of them all

    10/20/2014 5:48:19 PM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10-20-14
    Nazi-inspired beauty pageant calls for contestants to submit 'selfies' to pro-Hitler page on Russian equivalent to Facebook "Miss Hitler" contest. (photo credit:VKONTAKTE‏) A Nazi-inspired beauty pageant dubbed "Miss Hitler 2014" is calling for attractive women to participate in the contest held on the Russian equivalent to Facebook . Participants are requested to submit Nazi-themed "selfies" to the competition organized by a neo-Nazi group on VKontakte - Russia's largest social networking service - along with a caption describing why they "love and revere the Third Reich of Adolf Hitler," the UK-based Daily Mail reported. At least 14 females from Russian and...
  • How the US first agreed and then refused to help locate a missing IDF soldier [Holder]

    10/20/2014 5:45:31 PM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10-20-14 | Steven Emerson
    For the IDF, it was one of the bloodiest battles of the entire war with Hamas. On July 19 and 20, only days after Israel began the ground offensive against Hamas, an Israeli armored personnel carrier, with nine soldiers inside from the Golani Brigade, crossed into the Hamas stronghold of Shejaia in Gaza City. It was an older APC, built in the 1970s, and was in dubious mechanical condition. The armor protecting the APC was several inches less thick than the newer models in the IDF. That such an older, outdated and unprotected APC was sent into battle would become...
  • Defaming Jews: What Else is New?

    10/20/2014 5:33:33 PM PDT · by SJackson · 1 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | October 20, 2014
    In Silwan, an older balaclava-clad child with a slingshot fires off a stone at the police, as cameras in front of him captured his “heroic” pose. Photo: B. Davidson Many centuries before Jerusalem was conquered by King David and became the capital of the united kingdom of Judea and Samaria, Hebron was already deeply embedded in Jewish history. There, according to the biblical narrative, Abraham purchased a burial place for Sarah in the first parcel of land owned by the Jewish people in their promised land. The matriarchs and patriarchs of the Jewish people were buried there. Joseph and his...
  • After A Month Of Silence, We Finally Know What Happened To Emory's 3rd Ebola Patient

    10/20/2014 5:33:20 PM PDT · by bgill · 11 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Oct. 20, 2014 | Lauren F. Friedman
    A patient who was transported to Emory University Hospital on Sept. 9 with Ebola virus disease was discharged from the hospital on Oct. 19, 2014. In coordination with the CDC and Georgia Department of Public Health, the patient was determined to be free of virus and to pose no public health threat. The patient has asked to remain anonymous and left the hospital for an undisclosed location. He will make a statement at a later date.
  • With Armenian Orphan Rug, Obama Stumbles Again on Genocide

    10/20/2014 5:30:01 PM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | October 20th, 2014 | Dr. Rafael Medoff
    Armenian Orphan Rug Photo Credit: Dr. Hagop Martin Deranian (JNS.org) After nearly a year of protests, the Obama administration has finally agreed to permit a rug connected to the Armenian genocide to be publicly displayed. The long ordeal of the Armenian Orphan Rug, held hostage to fears of angering Turkey, has finally ended. Or has it? The controversy began in the autumn of 2013, when the Smithsonian Institution announced it would hold an event featuring a new book, “President Calvin Coolidge and the Armenian Orphan Rug,” by Hagop Martin Deranian. The 18-foot long rug was woven 1925 by 400 Armenian...
  • Israel to reduce arms production in U.S. after Obama’s weapons suspension during Gaza War

    10/20/2014 5:27:33 PM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    World Tribune ^ | 10-20-14
    TEL AVIV — The government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans to reduce military coproduction with the United States. A leading Israeli analyst asserted that the Defense Ministry and the military agreed to reduce production of Israeli weapons and platforms in the United States. The analyst, Amir Rapaport, said the decision was based on the U.S. suspension of arms deliveries during the 50-day war with Hamas in July and August 2014. “The Israeli defense establishment will reduce the production of weapon systems in the USA in the context of joint Israeli-American projects, and will rely more heavily on Israeli-made products,”...
  • Ben and Jerry’s Won’t Change ‘Hazed and Confused’ Flavor after Hazing Victims Complain

    10/20/2014 5:21:22 PM PDT · by jiggyboy · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | October 20, 2013 | Katherine Timpf
    Generally left-leaning ice-cream company Ben and Jerry’s has refused to rename its “Hazed and Confused” hazelnut ice-cream flavor despite cries from activists that it’s insensitive to hazing victims. “It didn’t make sense for us to change the name,” Ben and Jerry’s spokesman Sean Greenwood told Bloomberg. “We named it after a pop-culture reference.” Greenwood said the company did not see anything about the flavor name that “even inferred” [sic] hazing. But that’s not how Lianna and Brian Kowiak of Tampa feel, who say they were “shocked” and “dismayed” to see an ice-cream flavor with that name. “The company completely...
  • A procedural rule could keep gay marriage from ever reaching SCOTUS again (Slate)

    10/20/2014 5:20:01 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 11 replies
    Slate ^ | 10 20 14
    ....Arizona Attorney General Tim Horne just cited a rule of civil procedure in refusing to defend his state's ban on same-sex marriage. And if his theory is correct, opponents of marriage equality may be procedurally barred from ever getting a gay marriage case to the Supreme Court again.
  • Clinton: Midterm Elections Should Motivate Women

    10/20/2014 5:12:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 20, 2014 | By LISA LEFF
    Hillary Rodham Clinton urged Democratic voters not to be complacent about the November midterm elections, saying Monday that working women and their families will lose out on a better future if Republicans gain control of both houses of Congress. The former secretary of state made the remarks during a sold-out women's luncheon in San Francisco that raised $1.4 million for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. "It's truly regrettable that despite all the great work Nancy did and President Obama, given what was inherited when the president came into office that we are having to work so hard to elect and...
  • Did Chris Matthews Just Make the Most Illogical Argument Yet Against Ebola Travel Ban?

    10/20/2014 5:12:16 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies
    Greatest, latest parlor game: watching liberals pretzel-ize logic in arguing against a travel ban on people from Ebola-affected countries. We've noted a few examples here, here and here. But as wacky as those assertions were, they might all have to take a back seat to the absolutely absurd argument offered up by Chris Matthews on this evening's Hardball. Matthews suggested that a travel ban wouldn't work since Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian who infected two people before dying of Ebola, lied to get into the US. Can't Chris see that his argument runs headlong against logic? That it is precisely...
  • Twitter Users Mock White 'Culture Of Violence' In N.H. Pumpkin Fest Riots

    10/20/2014 5:10:22 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 13 replies
    TPM ^ | 10-19-14 | Ahiza Garcia
    <p>Police were forced to descend on Keene, New Hampshire Saturday night after students and outside agitators turned the city’s 24th annual Pumpkin Festival into “a destination for destructive and raucous behavior.”</p> <p>Those words — spoken by Keene State College President Anne Huot to CNN — only begin to describe the scene, which led to dozens of arrests and hospitalizations.</p>
  • "Anti-Petrodollar" CEO Of French Energy Giant Total Dies In Freak Plane Crash In Moscow

    10/20/2014 5:08:10 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 27 replies
    zerohedge ^ | 10/20 | durden
    Three months ago, the CEO of Total, Christophe de Margerie, dared utter the phrase heard around the petrodollar world, "There is no reason to pay for oil in dollars," as we noted here. Today, RT reports the dreadful news that he was killed in a business jet crash at Vnukovo Airport in Moscow after the aircraft hit a snow-plough on take-off
  • 'I'm brain dead today': Colorado senator freezes during LIVE TV interview ...

    10/20/2014 5:00:08 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 49 replies
    Colorado Sen. Mark Udall, a Democrat running in a tight re-election race, asked for a do-over during a TV interview on Friday night when he couldn't come up with the names of the three most influential books he'd ever read. 'Oh wow,' he said. 'That's the toughest – the, uh, three most influential books in my life–' Gathering his composure during a live news broadcast on 7News in Denver, he came up with one. 'Profiles in Courage. The, um, uh –.' After a three-second pregnant pause, the stumped senator asked for another chance. 'Let me think. We can play this...
  • Early voting problems arise in Cook County suburbs

    10/20/2014 4:58:28 PM PDT · by knak · 22 replies
    daily herald ^ | 10/20/14 | eric peterson
    Problems were reported in the Northwest suburbs of Cook County on the first day of early voting Monday -- including one case of a Republican candidate being unable to vote for himself or other members of his party on a touch screen. The other issue, which occurred at Arlington Heights village hall and a few other locations, involved the wrong signatures popping up for voters who came in to cast ballots. Both issues were addressed as soon as election judges were made aware of them, and they did not interfere with voters being able to cast ballots in the way...
  • Holder: Failure to Pass Gun Control Is My Biggest Failure

    10/20/2014 4:57:57 PM PDT · by PROCON · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct. 20, 2014 | Breitbart TV
    Attorney General Eric Holder said that his biggest failure during his time as head of the Justice Department was failing to pass expanded gun control laws and criticized former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta for his negative characterizations of the president during an interview aired on Monday’s broadcast of “The Lead” on CNN. “I think the inability to pass reasonable gun safety laws after the Newtown massacre is, for me, something that I take personally as a failure, and something that I think we as a society should take as a failure” he stated when asked what he considered his greatest...
  • Millions in Social Security for expelled Nazis

    10/20/2014 4:51:36 PM PDT · by knak · 14 replies
    OSIJEK, Croatia — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream. His plastics company in the Rust Belt town of Akron, Ohio, thrived. By the late 1980s, he had acquired the trappings of success: a Cadillac DeVille and a Lincoln Town Car, a lakefront home, investments in oil and real estate. Then the Nazi hunters showed up. In 1989, as the U.S. government prepared to strip him of his citizenship, Denzinger packed a pair of suitcases and fled to Germany. He later settled in this pleasant town on the Drava River, where he lives comfortably, courtesy of U.S. taxpayers....
  • Ferguson-inspired 'Sagging pants is not probable cause' mural removed after police request

    10/20/2014 4:42:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    The Times, Trenton - NJ.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | By Jenna Pizzi
    A mural was painted over Monday afternoon after Trenton police expressed concern that the painting, depicting Michael Brown, a Ferguson, Mo., teen who was fatally shot by police in August, sent the wrong message about community and police relations. The painting depicted Brown’s face with the caption “Sagging pants … is not probable cause.” Will "Kasso" Condry, the artist behind the mural, said he wanted to start a conversation about racial profiling. The Trenton Downtown Association elected to remove the image after hearing concern from police officers that the mural sends a negative message about the relationship between police and...
  • Qatar Awareness Campaign – ExxonMobil @StopQatarNow

    10/20/2014 4:39:45 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 2 replies
    NoisyRoom.net ^ | October 20, 2014 | Qatar Awareness Campaign
    Rex W. Tillerson ExxonMobil Corporate Headquarters 5959 Las Colinas Boulevard Irving, Texas 75039-2298 Dear Mr. Tillerson: This letter is being sent to you on behalf of the Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition. The purpose is to inform you and the public of the activities of Qatar. Of all the American companies currently involved with Qatar, none is more responsible for Qatar’s economic success than ExxonMobil. Indeed, Qatar has the world’s highest per capita GDP, at $102,100 (2013). The United States has two massive military bases in Qatar: Al Udeid, the home of CENTCOM for the region, and As Sayliyah, the largest...
  • Rare hunt for national park elk underway

    10/20/2014 4:38:35 PM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    HUNTING — A unique annual elk hunt in a national park began Saturday. The Grand Teton National Park’s annual elk reduction program will run until Nov. 2. Congress allowed the “controlled reduction” of elk when the park was created in 1950. Hunting is not allowed in most national parks, and the hunt in Grand Teton comes with restrictions. The 650 Wyoming-licensed hunters are restricted to two areas of the park. They are allowed to hunt cows or calves — but not bulls — from three primary herd segments: Grand Teton, southern Yellowstone National Park and the Teton Wilderness area of...
  • California looks to build $4 million mountain lion freeway overpass

    10/20/2014 4:35:51 PM PDT · by SJackson · 46 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 10-20-14 | Nick Allen
    Several male mountain lions have been killed trying to get across a log-jammed freeway to breed Conservationists are trying to raise $4 million to build a special freeway overpass for mountain lions in Los Angeles. A population of the rare and secretive big cats live in the Santa Monica Mountains but are split in two by the city's busy 101 freeway. There is a shortage of males and that has led to inbreeding on both sides of the road, with several males being killed as they try to make the dangerous crossing to breed. Only one big cat - known...
  • How A Surge In Puerto Rican Voters Is Changing Florida Politics [Red Turing Blue!]

    10/20/2014 4:33:43 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    YahooNews ^ | October 20, 2014 | Luisita Lopez Torregrosa
    How A Surge In Puerto Rican Voters Is Changing Florida Politics They may lean Democratic, but many —especially the newcomers —are 'up for grabs' By Luisita Lopez Torregrosa A Puerto Rican flag is held by Miami residents at the Calle Ocho Festival in Miami. The road to political victory in Florida is not just a metaphor, it's a place: Interstate 4, the busy highway that cuts across the vote-heavy heart of the state from Tampa to Daytona Beach. And the I-4 corridor, as it's called, now runs through a swing-vote region undergoing significant demographic change. Puerto Ricans have been migrating...
  • EPA takes step in regulating drinking water

    10/20/2014 4:33:15 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 20, 2014 | By Laura Barron-Lopez
    The Environmental Protection Agency took the first step toward regulating a chemical in the country’s drinking water on Monday. The EPA issued a preliminary determination to regulate the chemical called strontium, which is a naturally occurring element. At elevated levels strontium can impact bone strength in people who don’t consume enough calcium, the EPA said. Strontium has been found in roughly 99 percent of the public water systems in the U.S..
  • Europe emission targets 'will fail to protect climate'

    10/20/2014 4:27:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    BBC News ^ | October 20, 2014 | By Roger Harrabin
    Europe’s leaders are about to consign the Earth to the risk of dangerous climate change, a UN expert says. Prof Jim Skea, a vice-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, says the EU’s plan to cut CO2 emissions 40% by 2030 is too weak. He says it will commit future governments to “extraordinary and unprecedented” emissions cuts. The Commission rejected the claim, saying the 40% target puts Europe on track for long-term climate goals. Prof Skea believes governments are setting targets by what appears to be politically achievable rather than what is necessary to transform the way we make...
  • Dems Use Ebola To Push For Anti-Gun Surgeon General

    10/20/2014 4:15:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Investors.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Politics: More than two dozen House Democrats are pushing the Senate to revive and ratify the nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy to a critical post, but helping to fight deadly disease is not what they have in mind. The question of the day is why we have or need an Ebola czar in the form of political operative/hack Ron Klain when we have an unfilled surgeon general's position that physician emeritus serving as America's doctor is supposed to fill. We have an acting Surgeon General, Rear Admiral Boris Lushniak, but he is seemingly just a placeholder instead of the force...
  • Trio robs woman in vicious Crown Heights mugging (with video)

    10/20/2014 4:15:06 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 22 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/20/2014 | ELI ROSENBERG
    Three brutes were caught on camera viciously assaulting an unsuspecting 21-year-old in a rapidly gentrifying area of Brooklyn, according to a video released by police Monday. As the woman walks by the treacherous trio in Crown Heights on Oct. 2, one of them grabs her by the chest, slams her into a storefront on Franklin Ave. near Prospect Pl. and begins punching her. After the woman falls to the pavement, one of the men takes her phone while the two others rip her purse out of her hand.
  • The Utah National Guard Just Got ‘Busted’ for This Behind-the- Scenes Calendar Shoot

    10/20/2014 4:14:10 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    IJ Review ^ | Oct. 19,2014 | Kyle Becker
    In a shocking new development, guys like girls. In what is being advertised as the Utah National Guard being “busted” doing a bikini clad video shoot for its pinup calendar, this behind-the-scenes video runs from hot to risque. The Utah National Guard and the Utah Department of Public Safety are reportedly none-too-pleased about the video, and among other reasons, for uniform violations. Lt. Col. Steven Fairbourn of The Utah National Guard also said that he didn’t give permission for the project. The video shows British women in tawdry poses riding military vehicles and holding weapons. It is unclear where the...
  • The Ebola Czar, Ron Klain and Solyndra $535 Million Fraud

    10/20/2014 4:09:26 PM PDT · by Dqban22 · 7 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ^ | Oct 20, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Ron Klain and Solyndra The administration’s point man on a solar fraud is now in charge of Ebola. By Andrew C. McCarthy NRO October 20,2014 Ron Klain is a sharp-elbowed Democratic political operative with no medical expertise. Tapping him as “Ebola czar” may not be the president’s best move when, as it is, no one can believe a word the Obama administration says. And that’s not just because Mr. Klain is yet another lobbyist recruited despite Mr. Obama’s vow that his administration would shun lobbyists. Klain was also a central player in the president’s Solyndra fraud, which soaked taxpayers for...
  • Valley's undocumented gear up for driver's licenses

    10/20/2014 4:07:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Merced Sun-Star (CA) ^ | October 19, 2014 | BY ANDREA CASTILLO
    Graciela Iniguez guesses she has spent $12,000 on traffic tickets and vehicle impound fees since she started driving 20 years ago. As an undocumented immigrant from Jalisco, Mexico, Iniguez drives without a license. But that's soon to change. Starting Jan. 1, California residents who can't prove they are in United States legally will be allowed to obtain driver's licenses under Assembly Bill 60, which Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law last year. "This law is going to benefit us so much," she said. "Thank God, now we won't have to be afraid to drive." "Unfortunately, it's not a privilege to...
  • Palestinian President Abbas Calls Jews Visiting Temple Mount 'Herd of Cattle'

    10/20/2014 4:06:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/20/14 | Jordan Schachtel
    This past weekend, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called Jews who dared to visit one of the religion’s most holy sites, known as the Temple Mount, a “herd of cattle.” Israeli authorities, on the other hand, allow free passage for Muslims to pray at the site Palestinians refer to as the Dome of the Rock. Jews are largely restricted from praying at that site, for fear that their presence alone may enrage Muslims, and that sharing a holy site with Jews may incite them to commit acts of violence. On Friday, the Palestinian President said that the Jewish community does not...
  • Obama Admin: We May Need 'Surge' Of Millions Of Immigrant Ids 'For Any Number Of Reasons'

    10/20/2014 4:04:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/20/14 | Jonathan Strong
    In its first public response after Breitbart News reported that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is quietly preparing the capacity to issue more than double its baseline number of green cards and employment permits, a USCIS spokesman said such preparation is routine and that a spike in immigration applications could arise “for any number of reasons.” “Solicitations of this nature are frequent practice for all USCIS contracts and allow the Agency to be prepared for fluctuations in the number of immigration applications received, which can arise for any number of reasons,” Christopher Bentley, a spokesman for USCIS said in a...
  • In Philly court, a parade of undocumented minors

    10/20/2014 4:01:00 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | October 20, 2014 | by Michael Matza
    Seated at the defense table in U.S. Immigration Court in Philadelphia, the 10-year-old looked down at his feet, which barely reached the floor. Coal-eyed, he resembled a Latino Dennis the Menace, with a "fauxhawk" instead of a cowlick and clad in a shirt that read: Last name: Maker. First name: Trouble. Having entered the U.S. illegally eight months ago, the boy, Carlos, was arrested on the Texas border, given a notice to appear in court to face deportation. In a daylong court session this month, Judge Steven Morley, presiding at the federal building at Ninth and Market Streets, heard Carlos'...
  • Philly cigarette tax a boon for Bucks border businesses

    10/20/2014 3:44:42 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 20 replies
    Bucks County Courier Times. ^ | 10/20/2014 | Jo Ciavaglia
    ---SNIP--- What’s the draw at this Bensalem store? Cigarettes, some priced at under $6 a pack. No more than a mile away in Philadelphia, the same cigarettes cost more than $8. “We used to get between 300 and 400 cartons of cigarettes every other night. Now, we’re getting about 1,500 cartons. I would say sales have gone up from about 2,000 packs a day to between 4,000 and 4,500 packs daily,” inventory manager Jim Watson said. That adds up at least $24,000 a day in sales, an increase of $12,000-plus since nearby Philadelphia increased its tax on a pack of...
  • Keene Pumpkin Festival Rioters Threw Full Liquor Bottles and Billiard Balls at Police, Officials Say

    10/20/2014 3:40:57 PM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 28 replies
    Boston ^ | 10/20/14 | Eric Levenson
    New Hampshire authorities promised to investigate and prosecute rioters responsible for the “disturbing” events during the Keene Pumpkin Festival, officials said in a press conference on Monday afternoon.
  • Monica Lewinsky recalls pain, humiliation after revelation of affair with Bill Clinton

    10/20/2014 3:24:12 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 66 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | October 20, 2014 | BY ADAM EDELMAN
    Monica Lewinsky was "in love" with former President Clinton, the disgraced former intern revealed Monday. "Sixteen years ago, fresh out of college … I fell in love with my boss," the infamous former White House staffer told a business conference Monday during an eye-opening speech about her devastating experience in the public eye following the revelation of her affair with Clinton — her first public address in 13 years. "Overnight I went from being a completely private figure to a publicly humiliated one. I was patient zero," she said, according to reporters present at the Forbes magazine "30 Under 30"...
  • Federal Housing Finance Agency Unveils Plan to Loosen Mortgage Rules

    10/20/2014 3:18:01 PM PDT · by John W · 19 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 20, 2014 | DIONNE SEARCEY and PETER EAVIS
    A federal housing regulator on Monday announced a plan that could ease tight credit and allow more people to qualify for mortgages in an attempt to put the nation’s housing market back on track. The plan, announced at a convention of mortgage bankers, includes offering reassurances to lenders that fear they could suffer unpredictable losses on the loans they sell to the government. Separately, plans are in motion to set up programs for borrowers to receive government-backed loans with much smaller down payments than are now required. “We know that access to credit remains tight for many borrowers, and we...
  • LGBT Group Smears This Pro-Marriage Professor as International Criminal

    10/20/2014 3:16:46 PM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 21 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 20, 2014 | Kelsey Harkness
    Lopez, openly bisexual but married, works as an English professor at California State University-Northridge. He incurred HRC’s wrath because of his outspoken view that children do better when raised by a mother and father than they do when raised by parents of the same sex. Lopez, 43, was raised in a household by two mothers. He drew public attention in 2012 after penning an account of that experience in an article for Public Discourse titled “Growing Up With Two Moms: The Untold Children’s View.” ...Ever since Lopez went public with his story, left-leaning gay rights groups such as HRC and...
  • Ebola Czar Vanishes from Democracy Alliance Website Ron Klain no longer listed as a trustee

    10/20/2014 3:08:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 10/20/14
    Third Way, a progressive think tank with ties to the Democracy Alliance, has removed newly appointed Ebola czar Ron Klain from its website, following a Washington Free Beacon report. The Free Beacon reported Friday on Klain’s status as a trustee for Third Way, and his past experience lobbying on behalf of a drug company that was accused of denying life-saving drugs to dying cancer patients. The choice of Klain to head the administration’s emergency response to Ebola was criticized as a political move. Klain is a political operative with no medical experience and a former advisor to former Vice President...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,October 20,2014

    10/20/2014 2:57:52 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 62 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | October 20, 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 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
  • Cable News Ratings for Friday, October 17, 2014

    10/20/2014 2:57:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    TV By The Numbers ^ | October 20, 2014 | By Amanda Kondolojy
    Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Friday, October 17, 2014  Total Day P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s) FOXN  1,154  229  456 CNN  456  161  255 MSNBC  309  72  128 CNBC  157  51  73 FBN  46  7  14 HLN  242  92  127 Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s) FOXN  1,823  332  672 CNN  494  179  275 MSNBC  551  116  221 CNBC  249  110  140 FBN  26  10  15 HLN  377  116  159 Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s) FOXN FOX AND FRIENDS  1,054  259  546 CNN NEW DAY  408  122  214 MSNBC...
  • Former Prime Minister (of Australia) Gough Whitlam has died, aged 98

    10/20/2014 2:51:21 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies
    The Australian ^ | 21st October 2014
    FORMER prime minister Gough Whitlam, who died this morning aged 98, has been hailed as a “generous father” and a “source of inspiration” for millions.
  • 'Crossfire', 'Sanjay Gupta M.D.', 'CNN Money' & 'Unguarded' Canceled by CNN

    10/20/2014 2:51:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    TV By The Numbers ^ | October 16, 2014 | By Sara Bibel
    CNN has canceled multiple series. Per Deadline,Crossfire has officially been canceled. The series, a CNN staple from 1982-2005, relaunched in September 2013, earned low ratings until it went on hiatus in May. The show briefly returned in July, then went on hiatus again. CNN is also canceling Sanjay Gupta M.D, CNN Money With Christine Romans and Unguarded With Rachel Nichols. All three anchors will remain with the network.
  • AFGE Members & Leadership Get Out the Vote in North Carolina and Virginia

    10/20/2014 2:47:41 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 2 replies
    The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) ^ | October 20, 2014 | The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE)
    This weekend, AFGE National President J. David Cox, Sr. and National Secretary Treasurer Eugene Hudson Jr. joined dozens of AFGE members to pound the pavement and get out the vote for this November’s elections.President Cox joined members in Charlotte, NC to hold a Labor walk and phone bank. Meeting at a local IBEW Union Hall on Saturday morning, members wore their blue & gold AFGE shirts and knocked on doors in the community to turn out voters for Senator Kay Hagan and other AFGE endorsed candidates.“This election is vitally important to government workers like us,” said Cox. “Who we elect...
  • Up to 34 MILLION blank 'green cards' and work permits to

    10/20/2014 2:30:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    If you caught any of this Sunday morning’s panel segments, you probably saw the left-of-center guest lamenting the scourge of Republican fear-mongering surrounding the spread of the Ebola virus overseas and in the United States. It is a theme echoed on Sunday by President Barack Obama who returned to the campaign trail this weekend after taking a week to directly oversee the government’s response to this crisis of Republican invention. He did not go as far as some on the left who have determined that voicing concern over Ebola’s spread from West Africa to the United States is, like virtually...
  • Ebola patient Amber Vinson's family hire a high-profile attorney after defending her..

    10/20/2014 2:36:58 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 13 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October 20,2014 | Kieran Corcoran
    Ebola patient Amber Vinson's family hire a high-profile attorney after defending her as 'in no way careless' for flying while sick - as 153 people in Ohio declared at risk Billy Martin is a D.C.-based lawyer who represented Wesley Snipes during his tax case, NFL player Michael Vick while he fought dog-fighting charges Nurse Amber Vinson, 29, cared for Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital She flew to Ohio and back while carrying Ebola, triggering quarantines Miss Vinson was not diagnosed until after return and family said CDC comments tried to 'mischaracterize' her actions Some 153 people are...