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  • Jeb(!) Bush Rooted For The Broncos Because Peyton Manning ‘Wrote Me A Check’

    02/11/2016 1:29:27 AM PST · by drewh · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6:03 PM 02/10/2016 | steve guest
    Jeb Bush admits that the reason he supported the Denver Broncos over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 was because Peyton Manning donated to his presidential campaign. Wednesday during a town hall event in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, Bush claimed, “And Peyton Manning in the NFL I guess is adult in the room, right? So I kind of like that position these days, I never thought I would be the adult in the room.” “Now we just saw the Super Bowl, I know that you all probably, maybe had some leanings to Carolina,” Bush said. “I was for Denver...
  • Iowa offers lessons for North Carollina voters, politicians

    02/07/2016 10:09:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Asheboro Courier-Tribune ^ | February 8, 2016 | John Hood
    The states of Iowa and North Carolina have at least two things in common. First, they are the nation's top producers of hogs. Second, they are often overrun with politicians desperate to attract attention and votes. But I repeat myself. Now that we know the results of the Iowa caucuses, the 2016 political landscape is much clearer. Those seeking office or running campaigns in North Carolina would be well advised to look to Iowa, another purple state, for lessons about the press, the polls and the parties. For starters, reporters and commentators are only as insightful as their sources. Many...
  • Panthers' Cam Newton refuses to answer questions, storms out after Super Bowl loss to Broncos

    02/07/2016 8:48:25 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 349 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 7 Feb 2016 | Eliot Shorr-Parks
    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton just gave his critics all the ammunition they need. Already under fire for how he conducts himself on the field, Newton went silent after his team's 24-10 loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday in Super Bowl 50, sulking at the podium and essentially refusing to answer questions.
  • Denver Broncos Win Super Bowl 50

    02/07/2016 7:52:03 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 114 replies
    Canyon News ^ | 02/07/2016
    It's the one time of year, where literally EVERYTHING stops: it's Super Bowl Sunday. And this isn't just any Super Bowl; it's the 50th anniversary which is the one time of year that EVERYONE, all ethnicities, all genders join in celebrating all things sports, food, commercials and TV. For this epic battle, the Denver Broncos courtesy of Peyton Manning did battle with Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers. Before we talk about the big game, we first have to discuss what things led up the big game. The celebration kicked off with the NFL paying tribute to the past MVPs...
  • Giorgio A. Tsoukalos: Thank you for everything, America!

    02/07/2016 11:58:46 AM PST · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    Facebook ^ | February 7, 2016 | Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
    22 years ago I arrived in the US with nothing but dreams. Today, I'll be in a Super Bowl commercial. Thank you for everything, America! Thank YOU for being there with me. #SB50 #onlyinamerica On a more sad note, I reported on Twitter yesterday that former NASA astronaut Edgar Mitchell passed away. Thank you for coming forward. Thank you for speaking. Enjoy the next level. Enjoy your Super Bowl Sunday!
  • SUPER BOWL 50 DISCUSSION THREAD

    02/07/2016 11:20:34 AM PST · by doug from upland · 608 replies
    TWITTER ^ | 2-7-16
  • Bernie Madoff 'Doing Fine' in Prison Despite Heart Issues, Few Visitors

    02/02/2016 11:48:05 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb 2, 2016 | BRIAN ROSS RHONDA SCHWARTZ MEGAN CHRISTIE
    Despite an issue with his heart, 77-year old Bernard Madoff is “doing as well as can be expected” serving a 150 year sentence at a federal prison in North Carolina, according to Ira Sorkin, the lawyer who represented him when he pleaded guilty to the largest financial crime in American history. “I think he’s had a little bout, little bit of a heart problem,” Sorkin told ABC News. Most troubling to Madoff, according to Sorkin and several inmates who served time with him, is that his wife Ruth stopped visiting him years ago and none of his grandchildren have come...
  • Cam Newton: 'I'm an African American QB that Scares People'

    01/27/2016 2:41:27 PM PST · by Cecily · 108 replies
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton suggested for the first time Wednesday that race may play a factor in why he's become a lightning rod for public criticism. "I'm an African-American quarterback that scares people because they haven't seen nothing that they can compare me to," said the 6-foot-5, 245-pound Newton. The No. 1 pick in the 2011 NFL draft out of Auburn, Newton has his share of detractors who either don't like how he plays, his celebrations or his abundance of self-confidence.
  • Winston-Salem State University placed on lockdown [All clear #26]

    01/25/2016 7:51:42 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 26 replies
    FOX 8 ^ | 1/25/16 | FOX 8
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem State University is currently on lockdown, according to campus police. A RamALERT was sent out that read: RamALERT: WSSU campus is currently on lockdown. Secure inside a room until further advised. Do not come to campus if currently off campus until advised. It is unclear why the university was placed on lockdown. Winston-Salem police confirm they are assisting WSSU police.
  • Trump Holds a 9 Point Lead in North Carolina over Ted Cruz – 34-25%

    01/25/2016 10:36:14 AM PST · by UpForTrump · 22 replies
    Overtime Politics ^ | Janaury 25th, 2016 | Fred
    A 9 point lead about 7 weeks out doesn’t seem too bad, but it still leaved Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio plenty of time to catch up. Trump leads every demographic except for 46-59 year old likely voters, where he trails Cruz by 3, among black voters, trailing Ben Carson, and among Hispanic voters, where he is tied for 3rd place. The Tar Heel State offers those still in the race a significant number of delegates on March 15th, allocating them proportionally as long as a candidate receives 1.45% of the vote. March 15th is the earliest a primary can...
  • Civitas poll: Trump, Cruz tied among N.C. GOP voters

    01/22/2016 6:08:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The News & Observer ^ | January 21, 2016 | Craig Jarvis
    It's the day for polls, apparently. Civitas reports a phone survey of Republican voters on the GOP presidential candidates with one big takeaway: It's a tie between Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz. The numbers show Trump pulling 27 percent of the support, while 23 percent favored Cruz, which is within the margin of error. Eleven percent said they have no preference in a candidate. Ten percent favored Sen. Marco Rubio, and 7 percent went with Ben Carson. The rest: Chris Christie, 4 percent; Jeb Bush, 4 percent; Mike Huckabee, 2 percent; John Kasich, 2 percent; Rand Paul, 2 percent;...
  • Sen. Richard Burr asks for retraction on report of comments about Ted (Vote for Sanders) [tr]

    01/21/2016 2:01:21 PM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Charlotte News and Observer ^ | January 21, 2016 | Jim Morrill
    U.S. Sen. Richard Burr on Thursday strongly denied a news report that said he had told people he would vote for Democrat Bernie Sanders over Republican Ted Cruz. Burr’s aides asked The Associated Press for a retraction. An AP spokesman said the news agency was sticking by its story. “I will support whoever the GOP nominee is,” Burr tweeted. “@AP is trying to create discord where there isn't discord by telling lies.”
  • Dangerous Winter Storm Jonas to Bring Crippling Snowstorm, Major Ice Threat; Blizzard Warnings

    01/21/2016 9:56:06 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 192 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | January 21, 2016 | Weather.com
    Blizzard warnings have been issued for the Baltimore and Washington D.C. metro areas, and blizzard watches extend northward to the Philadelphia and New York City metro areas as Winter Storm Jonas begins to take shape. The storm is expected to deliver heavy snowfall to at least 15 states, and heavy ice accumulations, strong winds and coastal flooding will add to the storm's impact as it carves a path from the nation's heartland through the South and onward to the East Coast now through Sunday. As of Thursday morning, just over 73 million people – or roughly one in every four...
  • Winter Storm Jonas to Become Major East Coast Snowstorm; Blizzard Watch for D.C., Baltimore

    01/20/2016 9:04:33 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 76 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | January 20, 2016 | Weather.com
    The nation's capital is now under a blizzard watch, the first watch of its kind issued in advance of Winter Storm Jonas. Now is the time to prepare for Winter Storm Jonas, which is expected to kick into high gear Friday and pummel parts of the East through the weekend with heavy accumulations of snow and ice. Strong winds will likely add to the threat of power outages and may also bring serious coastal flooding along parts of the Atlantic coast. The National Weather Service issued the blizzard watch late Wednesday morning for Washington, D.C., and nearby Baltimore. The watch...
  • Trump Keeps Gaining in NC; Cl inton Maintains Huge Lead

    01/20/2016 12:22:51 PM PST · by BigEdLB · 22 replies
    PPP ^ | 1/20/16 | Tom Jensen
    North Carolina was the first pl ace polling ever found Donald Trump leading the Republican Presidenti al race, and he just keeps getting stronger. PPP's newest poll finds him at 38% to 16% for Ted Cruz, 11% for Marco Rubio, 8% for Ben Carson, 6% each fo r Mike Huckabee and Jeb Bush, 4% for Chris Christie, 3% each for Carly Fiorina and Rand Paul, 2% for John Kasich, and 1% for Rick Santorum.
  • Tripwire Alert – North Carolina 2016 Republican Primary Ballot Example…

    01/16/2016 6:46:03 AM PST · by lyby · 14 replies
    TheConservativeTreehouse.com ^ | January 16, 2016 | sundance
    North Carolina releases advanced notification of their 2016 Presidential Primary ballot... ...Never before in party political history has the North Carolina Republican Party given voters the option of “NO PREFERENCE“... ...Where do the “no preference” votes/delegates go? To the party leadership of course. What will they do with them? Give to the party candidate.
  • Tripwire Alert – North Carolina 2016 Republican Primary Ballot Example…

    01/16/2016 6:42:52 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    theconservativetreehouse ^ | 1/16/16 | Sundance
    The North Carolina GOP Primary Ballot is yet another indication. Never before in party political history has the North Carolina Republican Party given voters the option of "NO PREFERENCE". (see below): Where do the "no preference" votes/delegates go? To the party leadership of course. What will they do with them? Give to the party candidate. Also note the position of Donald Trump in relationship to Jeb Bush on the ballot. Remember, these are "optical scan" sheets, tabulated by scanning the ballot in a pre-programmed machine set up to identify the bubble location. Optical Scans.
  • North Carolina mandates ultrasounds to prove 20-week abortion ban compliance

    01/12/2016 8:24:56 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | January 12, 2016 | Calvin Freiburger
    Controversy is brewing in North Carolina over its new requirement that abortionists submit ultrasound images to state officials after every abortion at 16 weeks or later to prove they are not violating the state’s 20-week limit on legal elective abortions. The bill, which took effect on January 1 and was signed into law last year by Republican Governor Pat McCrory, also requires abortionists to provide the state health department with the methodology used to determine gestational age and measurements of the fetus. Louisiana and Oklahoma also require ultrasounds to be submitted. Planned Parenthood Votes! South Atlantic director Melissa Reed denounced...
  • Disgraced ex-politician John Edwards back practicing law and now vying to lead 'goldmine'..

    01/12/2016 12:36:31 PM PST · by PROCON · 12 replies
    reuters ^ | Jan. 12, 2016
    Full title: Disgraced ex-politician John Edwards back practicing law and now vying to lead 'goldmine' case against Volkswagen over emissions cheatingFormer vice presidential candidate John Edwards is competing to lead private litigation against Volkswagen over its emissions cheating scandal. The former U.S. Senator, a Democrat, was a trial lawyer in North Carolina before his political career was felled by a sex scandal after it emerged he had an affair with actress Rielle Hunter - who then gave birth to their daughter. Last Friday, he sent a letter to U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer of San Francisco asking to be...
  • THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE: POWERBALL WINNER SPENDS $9 MILL TO BAIL BOYFRIEND OUT OF JAILTWICE

    08/10/2015 1:46:00 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 31 replies
    Madam Menoire ^ | 8/10/2015 | Veronica Wells
    You may remember back in February, we were all excited to learn that Marie Holmes, the 26-year-old, single mother of four, had won the Powerball lottery. Holmes, of North Carolina, decided that she was going to accept her $188 million winnings in one lump sum, meaning she was awarded $127 million. After taxes, she received $88 million. And while Holmes announced that she had plans to pay her tithes and set up college funds for her children, shes ended up doing something entirely different with her riches. Shortly after she won the money, Holmes posted $3 million bond for her...
  • $188M Powerball winner has risked fortune bailing out ex-con boyfriend

    01/07/2016 11:37:57 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 7 2016
    A North Carolina single mom who won a $188 million Powerball jackpot last year pledged to spend it on her kids and church, but so far the biggest beneficiary seems to be "Hot Sauce," her alleged drug dealer boyfriend. Marie Holmes is a single mom of four, including a child with cerebral palsy; however, she has risked nearly a quarter of the $88 million she took home bailing her boyfriend Lamarr “Hot Sauce” McDow out of jail on drug, weapon and street racing charges. Holmes, 27, hit the jackpot in February and, since then, has bailed McDow, 31, out of...
  • Arrests Begin for Migrants Who Lost Asylum Cases

    01/04/2016 10:20:28 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 4, 2016 | By Julia Preston
    Federal immigration enforcement agents last weekend arrested 121 migrants for deportation, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said on Monday, starting a wave of removals of parents and children, mainly from Central America, who came during the border surge in 2014 and failed to win asylum in immigration courts. Most of the arrests were in Georgia, Texas and North Carolina, officials said, and were of migrants who had lost their cases and were ordered deported by immigration judges. The deportations are part of “concerted nationwide enforcement operations” to achieve a “greater rate” of deportation of parents who crossed the border illegally...
  • The End of the Beginning - The Road to the White House

    01/02/2016 8:44:37 PM PST · by pboyington · 4 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | January 2, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    After the British victory at the Battle of the Second El Alamein in November of 1942, Winston Churchill spoke to the British people. Churchill eloquently stated, “Now, this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” Perhaps, the same can be said of the opening salvos of the 2016 Presidential Election. We have watched numerous debates on both sides, filled with candidates grandiose and not very grandiose. Gradually, the field is being thinned and on February 1, 2016, the games truly begin at the Iowa Caucuses....
  • Lawsuits challenge affirmative action as discriminatory against Asian-Americans

    11/17/2014 2:14:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | November 17, 2014 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    A newly formed group, the Students for Fair Representation, has filed suit challenging racial and other affirmative action preferences at Harvard and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The lawsuits are brought by the same law firm that represented Fisher in Fisher v. Texas, in which the Supreme Court ruled that affirmative action plans were subject to strict scrutiny in applying the Equal Protection Clause: The parties asked the Court to review whether the judgment below was consistent with this Courts decisions interpreting the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, including Grutter v. Bollinger, 539 U. S....
  • North Carolina uses unique tactic against new EPA power rule

    12/26/2015 3:01:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 25, 2015 8:48 AM EST | Jonathan Drew
    Already among the two-dozen states suing to overturn new power plant emission rules, North Carolina is picking a separate fight with the Environmental Protection Agency by adopting a plan for compliance the agency is likely to reject. State officials hope that will create a shortcut to a federal appeals court and head off any attempt by the EPA to drag out the court case while its rules get further entrenched. North Carolina's approach is unique because it splits the difference between the handful of states that have said they won't submit any plan to the EPA, and about a dozen...
  • KKK fliers dropped off in Granite Quarry neighborhoods, police looking for culprits

    12/24/2015 2:10:45 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 63 replies
    Authorities in Granite Quarry are looking for the people responsible for littering several locations with Ku Klux Klan notes. Granite Quarry-Faith Joint Police Authority Chief Mark Cook told WBTV that someone dropped the fliers in various locations sometime before noon on Monday. The fliers, which start off with "Merry Christmas," go on to read "Join the Klan today and preserved the white Christian ways." Fliers without the Christmas message that read "Join The Klan And Save Our Land" were also reportedly dropped off at several places in Iredell County. The fliers are from the East Coast Knights of the True...
  • One Gunman Down, Startling Raw Footage Surfaces From Inside Mall Shooting

    As shoppers were picking up last minute Christmas gifts, a gunman opened fire inside the Northlake Mall in Charlotte, NC. Details are scarce, but new reports are claiming that the suspect has been shot and killed by an off-duty police officer Raw footage from a cell phone has surfaced from inside the mall: VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGO99mPX7_Q A gunman was shot and killed by an off-duty officer at Northlake Mall on Christmas Eve, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police. As last-minute shoppers were picking out their final gifts, witnesses say they heard several shots fired around 2:00 p.m. CMPD says off-duty officers arrived on...
  • Breaking! Shooting at North Lake Mall, Charlotte, NC

    12/24/2015 11:34:48 AM PST · by mabarker1 · 229 replies
    Daughter in Law/Local TV News ^ | 12/24/2015 | Self/Local News
    Shooting at North Lake Mall- Just got a call from DIL working at Mall. Gunshots fired, everybody taking cover, 911 called, Mall in lockdown. Will post more as I find out. No data on injury or deaths. Please Pray
  • Ethics Complaint to be Filed over Cruz Smear

    12/16/2015 10:05:54 PM PST · by justlittleoleme · 48 replies
    Veterns For a Strong America ^ | Dec 16, 2015 | John
    Last night, Becca Glover Watkins, communications director for Chairman Richard Burr of the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, engaged in behavior that was unbefitting of her position. During the course of the GOP presidential debate, an unfortunate political smear was lobbed at Senator Ted Cruz by Senator Marco Rubio when Rubio falsely asserted that Senator Cruz had disclosed classified information. This lie was then disseminated by Glover Watkins, utilizing her United States Senate title and her official Twitter account. The fact that Senator Cruz has done nothing improper is underscored by the swift announcement of Senator Burr and...
  • Senate Intel Committee has sudden about-face after looking into whether Ted Cruz revealed classif...

    12/16/2015 4:43:37 PM PST · by Isara · 28 replies
    Business Insider ^ | December 16, 2015 | Pamela Engel
    After the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee said his staff was looking into whether Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) referenced classified information during Tuesday night's Republican debate on CNN, the committee issued a statement saying that is not the case.Sen. Richard Burr (R-North Carolina), the chairman, told reporters on Wednesday that he had asked his staff to explore whether Cruz's comments about the National Security Agency's surveillance program constitute disclosing classified data, The Hill reported."I'm having my staff look at the transcripts of the debate right now," Burr told reporters, according to The Hill. "Any time you deal with numbers...
  • North Carolina town petrified over solar panels accused of being ‘the dumbest in US’

    12/14/2015 9:22:39 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 55 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 12/15/2015
    RESIDENTS of a small American town have been absolutely skewered online and found themselves the target of global ridicule after expressing their fears about solar panels. The good folk of Woodland, North Carolina, have rejected a proposal for a new solar farm amid concerns it would suck up all the energy from the sun. The motion to build the solar farm near a power plant was rejected during a recent council meeting due to a bizarre array of fears and distrust expressed by locals, reports the Roanoke-Chowan News Herald.
  • Top Democratic senator will seek legislation to 'pierce' through encryption (Feinstein, who else?)

    12/10/2015 7:36:28 PM PST · by dayglored · 34 replies
    The Daily Dot ^ | Dec 9, 2015 | Patrick Howell O'Neill
    A leading Democratic senator will seek legislation requiring the ability to "pierce" through encryption. The potential bill would allow American law enforcement to read protected communications with a court order. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that she would seek a bill that would give police armed with a warrant based on probable cause the ability “to look into an encrypted Web." "I have concern about a PlayStation that my grandchildren might use," she said, "and a predator getting on the other end, and talking to them, and it's all encrypted. I think there really...
  • Colorado Springs one of two cities targeted by Atheist group for holiday billboard campaign

    12/09/2015 9:26:04 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 22 replies
    KRDO.com ^ | 8 Dec, 2015 | Chris Loveless, Angelica Lombardi
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Santa Claus says it's OK to skip church this Christmas, according to a series of billboards paid for by American Atheists. The billboards have been set up in Colorado Springs and in Raleigh, North Carolina. In Colorado Springs, there's one located near Fountain at Exit 128 and another near a Stratmoor Hills neighborhood. "We want people to know that going to church has absolutely nothing to do with being a good person, " said David Silverman, president of American Atheists. "The things that are most important during the holiday season—spending time with loved ones, charity, and...
  • Poll: Trump’s rhetoric on Islam boosts him in NC primary [Trump 33% Cruz 16% Carson/Rubio 14% ]

    12/08/2015 10:54:02 AM PST · by GonzoII · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 08, 2015, 01:23 pm | Jonathan Easley
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has hit a new high in the North Carolina race in part because of his tough rhetoric on Islam, a new poll found. Trump gets 33 percent support among the state's Republicans, doubling the nearest contender, according to a survey from the liberal-leaning Public Policy Polling (PPP) released Tuesday. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is in second place at 16 percent, followed by retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) at 14 percent each. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush follows at 5 percent, with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Ohio Gov. John Kasich...
  • NBC and CBS Falsely Claim Trump Forced From Stage By Black Lives Matter Protesters at NC Rally

    12/05/2015 12:01:57 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 92 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/05/2015 | Jim Hoft
    NBC and CBS both falsely reported that leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump “abruptly” ended his speech and left the stage after being repeatedly interrupted by Black Lives Matter protesters at a campaign rally in Raleigh, North Carolina on Friday night. The reports were flat-out lies. Video of Trump’s speech shows he ended the speech on his own accord. Other videos show Trump then mingled with the crowd afterward for several minutes shaking hands and signing autographs. A total of about two dozen protesters–some protesting solo, others in groups–were forcibly removed from the rally by security as the protesters disrupted...
  • Live Thread: Donald Trump Speaks in Raleigh, NC

    12/04/2015 4:19:34 PM PST · by JoeSeales · 308 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 12-4-15 | Donald Trump
    Live thread for the Trump speech tonight in Raleigh at 7:30 EST. Could be big. Post live streams here if you have them! http://rsbn.tv/watch-live-donald-trump-rally-in-raleigh-nc-12-4-15/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybVoJODXabs shift.msnbc.com
  • Trump Rally to be Held in Raleigh Today [12-4-2015]

    12/04/2015 5:28:19 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 6 replies
    Time Warner Cable news ^ | Friday, December 4, 2015 at 07:42 AM EST | By Linnie Supall
    RALEIGH -- Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump will make a campaign stop in the Tar Heel State today. He'll be in Raleigh as the race for the White House continues to heat up. Trump is speaking publicly for the first time here in North Carolina since this summer. He'll be here in Raleigh at the Dorton Arena for the rally that's set to get underway at 7:30. (full article below) http://www.twcnews.com/nc/triangle-sandhills/news/2015/12/4/trump-rally-to-be-held-in-raleigh-today.html
  • ATF Offers Reward in Pineville Firearms Theft

    12/04/2015 5:18:04 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 14 replies
    U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ^ | Friday, November 20, 2015 | Contact: Gerod King, Public Information Officer
    Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ATF Reward Notice Charlotte Field Division Contact: Gerod King, Public Information Officer 704-716-1843 www.atf.gov For Immediate Release Friday, November 20, 2015 ATF Offers Reward in Pineville Firearms Theft CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) – the trade association for the firearms industry – today announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the theft of firearms from a Pineville, N.C. federal firearms licensee (FFL). ATF is offering a reward in the amount of...
  • Syrian Refugees Have Been Resettled In 36 States, Most In CA,TX, MI

    12/01/2015 1:05:08 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/01/15 | Caroline May
    Since the start of the Syria's civil war in the spring of 2011, the U.S. has admitted 2,311 Syrian refugees and resettled them in 36 different states. According to data from the State Department's Refugee Processing Center the top three destinations for Syrian refugees since the beginning of the conflict are California, Texas, and Michigan. From March 15, 2011 through December 1, 2015, California received the most (261) Syrian refugees, Texas received the second most with 242, and Michigan has received the third most with 217. Other states that have received Syrian refugees since March 2011 include: Arizona (182), Illinois...
  • One Day After Planned Parenthood Shooting, Notorious Pro-Life Professor Received This

    11/29/2015 4:07:23 PM PST · by lowbridge · 48 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | november 29, 2015 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    On the day that a gunman attacked a Colorado Planned Parenthood facility, Mike Adams was in North Carolina. Yet, Adams, a criminology professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington notorious for his anti-abortion and Christian views, was on the receiving end of an inquiry from a fellow professor who wondered about Adams' potential involvement with the shooting suspect. "Did you correspond with him Mike? Maybe inspire him a bit to complete his mission of murdering a university officer and 2 civilians?" Richard Greenleaf, a sociology and criminal justice professor at Elmhurst College, a private liberal arts school in Illinois,...
  • North Carolina voluntary gun surrender event produces big results (LOL Alert)

    11/22/2015 3:55:56 PM PST · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 22, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    A staple among the more "reasonable" gun control advocates in America is the voluntary gun turn-in or buy-back program. Hillary Clinton has recently gone on record as a big supporter of these programs, whether they be optional or… not so optional, like in Australia. If you had any doubt about the effectiveness of such plans, the folks in Greensboro, North Carolina were out to prove you wrong this month. They held just such an event where they would accept any number of weapons, getting them off the streets and presumably out of the hands of criminals. [Snip] So how did...
  • Students interrupt race meeting at UNC with lengthy demands

    11/21/2015 10:28:12 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 21 replies
    CHAPEL HILL (WTVD) -- A UNC town hall meeting on race relations on college campuses was disrupted Thursday evening by a group of students who took over the event and read off a lengthy list of 50 demands.
  • Rubio Hits Cruz For 'Weakening' U.S. Spy Programs

    11/16/2015 7:29:35 PM PST · by VinL · 12 replies
    US NEWS ^ | 11/16/15 | David Cantonese
    Sen. Marco Rubio called out Sen. Ted Cruz by name Monday night for voting to "weaken U.S. intelligence programs," escalating their increasingly intense rivalry for the Republican presidential nomination. Calling it a distinctive issue in the campaign for the White House, the Florida senator said, "At least two of my colleagues in the Senate aspiring to the presidency, Sen. Cruz in particular, have voted to weaken the U.S. intelligence programs just in the last month and a half. And a weakening of our intelligence gathering capabilities leaves America vulnerable." Rubio, speaking before The Wall Street Journal CEO Council at the...
  • Jonathan Pollard to leave jail on Friday

    11/19/2015 4:50:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 58 replies
    ynet ^ | 11//19/15 | Itamar Eichner
    Convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard is to be released from US prison on Friday after serving 30 years. Follow Ynetnews on Facebook and Twitter Attempts to get Pollard freed over the years have failed, as have requests to ease the terms of his release. He is to be released by the federal parole board but remain under strict conditions. Among other things, Pollard will be banned from flying to Israel and forbidden from accessing the internet. Jonathan Pollard (Photo: AP) Pollard, 61, will also have to live and work in New York and regularly report to a parole officer....
  • Bibi (Netanyahu) and Barry (Obama) make a deal (Israeli spy Pollard is released from US prison)

    11/20/2015 4:38:48 AM PST · by Nextrush · 23 replies
    11/20/2015 | Self
    During the "Cuban Missile Crisis"in 1962 we were led to believe that President John F. Kennedy was standing up to the Soviet Union by demanding that their missiles be pulled out of Cuba and imposing a blockade. But in a backroom in Washington, Attorney General Robert Kennedy was meeting Soviet Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin. They cut a deal to withdraw Soviet missiles from Cuba in exchange for US missiles being pulled out of Turkey. Also apparently in the deal a winding down of Cuban exile raids on Cuba and a pledge to not invade Cuba to overthrow the Castro regime like...
  • Jonathan Pollard is free

    11/20/2015 9:37:19 AM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies
    inn ^ | 11/19/15 | Tova Dvorin
    Longtime prisoner Jonathan Pollard has just left the Federal Correction Complex in Butner, North Carolina, after over 30 years of being held on espionage charges, his wife Esther announced shortly after 11 a.m. Friday. Esther and a number of Pollard's closest confidantes were waiting to greet Pollard as he first tasted freedom, at 4:15 a.m. EST; from there they will set off for New York to begin their lives anew. There in New York, a probation officer will be assigned to Pollard by the US Department of Justice, and will inspect to make sure the 61-year-old stays within all of...
  • US set to free Israel spy Jonathan Pollard

    11/20/2015 12:20:41 AM PST · by Nextrush · 14 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/20/2015 | BBC
    Jonathan Pollard, an American convicted of spying for Israel, is set to be released on parole from a US prison. The former US Navy intelligence officer, now 61, was caught selling classified documents in 1985 and given a life sentence two years later. Pollard has been serving his sentence at a prison in North Carolina. His parole terms bar him from leaving the US without permission for five years. He has said he wants to move to Israel to be united with his second wife. Successive Israeli governments have tried to secure Pollard's freedom, in a case that has caused...
  • Black Guilford College Students Demand All Professors Admit they are Racist

    11/19/2015 1:33:31 PM PST · by rightistight · 49 replies
    iOTW Report ^ | 11/19/15 | Aurelius
    In the wake of protests at the University of Missouri, students of color at Guilford College are rallying against perceived racism on their campus. Guilford College is in Greensboro, North Carolina. Like their compatriots in Missouri, the protesting students have released a list of demands. If they are "not met within a week," protesters promise they will rally on campus again. Among other things the students want, they are pushing the college to have professors, administrators, and staff to admit they are racist, that no black people should be in any marketing campaigns for the time being, and an investigation...
  • House votes to curb Syrian refugees, snubs Obama veto threat (veto-proof 289-137 margin)

    11/19/2015 12:26:21 PM PST · by xzins · 103 replies
    CNS ^ | November 19, 2015 | ALAN FRAM
    In a stinging rebuke to President Barack Obama by Republicans and Democrats, the House ignored a veto threat Thursday and overwhelmingly approved GOP legislation erecting fresh hurdles for Syrian and Iraqi refugees trying to enter the United States. Forty-seven Democrats joined all but two Republicans as the House passed the measure by a veto-proof 289-137 margin, a major setback to the lame duck president on an issue —the Islamic State group and the refugees fleeing it — that shows no signs of easing. The vote exceeded the two-thirds majority required to override a veto, and came despite a rushed, early...
  • NC [North Carolina] father killed for asking for a search warrant

    11/17/2015 10:03:43 PM PST · by Altariel · 37 replies
    In yet another tragic citizen shooting by police. This time a father was beat, tazed, maced and ultimately shot several times..for what crime you ask? For merely refusing to allow a deputy into his residence at 3:40 in the morning without a proper search warrant. Do our constitutional rights already mean nothing? It is beyond time to start holding these rouge officers responsible for their actions. In this and so many more just this month those actions look to be murder (at times even executions.) It is time for us to start demanding that the Sheriffs and Police Chiefs rein...