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  • FAMILY DOLLAR TO SHUTTER 370 STORES; PRICES TOO HIGH IN BAD ECONOMY

    04/10/2014 3:33:11 PM PDT · by kingattax · 37 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 4-10-14 | WYNTON HALL
    Deep discount retailer Family Dollar announced on Thursday it will begin laying off workers and closing 370 stores nationwide after suffering a 35% drop in profits last quarter. Analysts cite competition from Dollar General and Dollar Tree as contributing to Family Dollar's cost-cutting move. In response, Family Dollar says it plans to lower prices on 1,000 items to remain competitive with its price sensitive lower-income customers.
  • Grandmother Wrongly Declared Dead, Frozen Alive in Hospital Freezer Before Struggling to Escape

    04/04/2014 3:19:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Thursday, April 3, 2014 | Nina Golgowski
    Maria de Jesus Arroyo was moved into a morgue freezer while she was still alive, court documents claim. She froze to death while trying to break free from her body bag. The family intends to sue.A grandmother, Maria De Jesus Arroyo, who was prematurely declared dead later awoke in a hospital's freezer and desperately struggled to get out before eventually freezing to death, according to court documents. Maria De Jesus Arroyo, 80, was prematurely declared dead by a Los Angeles hospital following a 2010 heart attack. Court documents claim she woke up in a freezer and struggled to escape. A...
  • Five Rules for Covering Breaking News

    04/04/2014 4:15:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 4, 2014 | Hugh Hewitt
    News of yesterday's murders and rampage at Ft. Hood began to surface just as my national radio show was beginning. The first segment of the program was with Senator Marco Rubio --itself a newsmaker-- was wrapping up as first reports of an "active shooter at Ft. Hood" appeared on Twitter. The second segment, about DOD's budget with Robert O'Brien of Arent Fox included two references that a story was developing and O'Brien, a veteran of media firestorms from years at the U.N. and an experienced litigator, was careful to note the number one concern was for the victims and their...
  • Obama Attended 2 Fundraisers As Deadly Fort Hood Shooting Unfolded

    04/02/2014 7:11:36 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Apr 2014 | Debra Heine
    There have now been 4 people confirmed dead after the second shooting at Fort Hood in five years. Pentagon sources tell CBS News that the Fort Hood shooter is a soldier — identified as 34-year-old Ivan Lopez — and that he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. CBS News reports that the shooting stemmed from a soldier dispute. According to Fox News 14 people were wounded with injuries ranging from stable to very critical. The shooting reportedly started between 4:25 and 4:30 central time and for several hours Fort Hood was in lockdown, and the nation didn't know the number...
  • Obama Heads to Fundraiser After Giving Brief Ft. Hood Statement

    04/02/2014 6:33:23 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    On Wednesday evening, President Obama was being kept up to date on the developments from the mass shooting at Fort Hood while reportedly attending fundraisers for the 2014 election cycle. According to White House spokesman Josh Earnest, Obama is in the loop while at the fundraisers. Obama will be in Chicago for four and a half hours, and the events have largely been closed to the media, with radio and TV reporters banned from attendance. Only one print reporter will be allowed to provide press pool notes
  • Shooting Confirmed at Fort Hood Army Base

    04/02/2014 3:45:44 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 3 replies
    NBC - DFW ^ | Wednesday, April 2, 2014 | Frank Heinz
    Multiple people have been injured and the search for the gunman is underway after a shooting at Fort Hood Wednesday afternoon. Reports of an active shooter triggered a lockdown at Fort Hood with local sheriff's deputies and the FBI responding to the threat. A U.S. Army official at Fort Hood confirms that a shooting has occurred at the base, though the number of people injured and the severity of their injuries has not been confirmed. NBC News reports as many as eight people may be injured. KCEN reports at least one person has been transported to an area hospital in...
  • Report: Shooting at Fort Hood; Multiple Injuries

    04/02/2014 2:58:44 PM PDT · by halo66 · 714 replies
    Didn't see this posted...
  • Obama Runs Off to Chicago Fundraiser – While Fort Hood Comes Under Attack

    04/02/2014 4:23:39 PM PDT · by kristinn · 22 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Wednesday, April 2, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    President Barack Obama is in Chicago this evening for two fundraising events. The White House issued a statement saying Obama has been informed of the shootings at Fort Hood and will be kept apprised. There is no mention in the reports of Obama cancelling the fundraisers as soldiers under his command are under attack on American soil. From Politico at 6:55 p.m. EDT (which doesn’t mention Obama is fundraising in Chicago): “President Barack Obama has been informed of the shooting that occurred Wednesday at Fort Hood army base in Texas, according to the pool report. ““The President has been informed...
  • Shooting Confirmed at Fort Hood Army Post

    Eight people have been injured, four critically, after a shooting at the Fort Hood Army post Wednesday afternoon, officials said. The shooter is dead and the Texas post remains on lockdown. Officials are still searching and clearing buildings at the post, but a military official told NBC News that the deceased shooter appears to be the only shooter.
  • Suspected Fort Hood shooter dead; situation ongoing

    04/02/2014 4:49:47 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 191 replies
    CNN ^ | Wednesday, April 2, 2014 | Dana Ford
    (CNN) -- A suspected shooter at Fort Hood, Texas, is dead, but the situation is still considered an active scene, multiple U.S. officials told CNN on Wednesday. "There has been a shooting at Fort Hood and injuries are reported. Emergency crews are on the scene. No further details are known at this time," the Army post said in an evening statement. Fort Hood's official Twitter feed asked that all personnel on post shelter in place. Sirens were going off. President Barack Obama has been briefed on the incident and will continue to receive updates, according to a White House press...
  • Shooter at Fort Hood name is Ivan Lopez

    04/02/2014 4:57:22 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 105 replies
    CNN
    Shooter at Fort Hood name is Ivan Lopez
  • Media Matters Writer Responds to Ft. Hood Shooting: “At Least Andrew Breitbart Is Dead”

    04/02/2014 4:46:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    MJ (Mike) Rosenberg tweeted this out tonight after news broke that there was another shooting at Fort Hood. “At Least Andrew Breitbart Is Dead” Via Victoria Taft:
  • Text of Obama's Remarks on Fort Hood Shooting

    04/02/2014 5:42:41 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 73 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 3, 2014 | The Associated Press
    Text of President Barack Obama's remarks at a Chicago restaurant about Wednesday's shooting incident at Ford Hood, Texas: ——— I just got off the phone with Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Sandy Winnefeld to get the latest report on the situation at Fort Hood. Obviously, we're following it closely. The situation is fluid right now, but my national security team is in close contact with not just the Defense Department, but the FBI. They are working with folks on the ground to determine exactly what happened, to make sure that everybody is secure. And I want to...
  • At least 4 killed in shooting at Fort Hood; gunman among dead

    04/02/2014 5:25:42 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 78 replies
    CBS News ^ | Wednesday, April 2, 2014 | Staff Writer
    FORT HOOD, Texas - A soldier opened fire Wednesday at Fort Hood, killing three people and wounding several others before taking his own life, law enforcement sources told CBS News. The incident occurred Wednesday afternoon at Fort Hood, the site of a notorious 2009 mass shooting. Law enforcement sources said four people were killed, including the gunman, who died of a self-inflicted wound. Officials said several people were wounded, although the exact number was not immediately clear. At one point there were reports that as many as 14 people had been wounded. Sources told CBS News the shooter had been...
  • Hundreds of Jobs Lost as Store Chain Closes Due to ObamaCare and Minimum Wage Hike

    03/30/2014 12:13:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 03/30/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    By the time ObamaCare and the minimum wage get done wiping out jobs, everyone will need that basic guaranteed income that libs love talking about. Citing Obamacare and an increase in the stateÂ’s minimum wage, the owner of Waterford-based Yankee One Dollar is closing down shop on all 23 remaining locations.Its owner Keith Flike blamed the Affordable Care Act and the increase in the stateÂ’s minimum wage for the decision to shut down. Each store has six to 10 employees, he told the Post Star. Those are just more employees who have been liberated from job lock to explore their...
  • Yankee One Dollar Closing Remaining Stores Due to Obamacare

    03/30/2014 9:16:20 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 36 replies
    http://legalinsurrection.com ^ | march 28, 2014 | rusty weiss
    Citing Obamacare and an increase in the state’s minimum wage, the owner of Waterford-based Yankee One Dollar is closing down shop on all 23 remaining locations. Via the Times Union: Waterford-based Yankee One Dollar stores will be gone within the next five months, its owner told the Post Star of Glens Falls. Keith Flike blamed the Affordable Care Act and the increase in the state’s minimum wage for the decision to shut down. Each store has six to 10 employees, he told the Post Star. Yankee One Dollar has 23 stores, down from a peak of 39. The Daily Gazette reported...
  • Uproar over DC’s ‘selfie’ support for Ukraine

    03/28/2014 6:23:28 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/28/14 | Carl Campanile and Post Wires
    Russian leader Vladmir Putin sent in troops and tanks to invade neighboring Ukraine and the Obama administration is coming to the rescue with . . . selfies! State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki was mocked Thursday after posting a photo of herself on Twitter holding a sign that read #United­For­Ukraine @State­Dept­Spox.” Psaki, who has worked closely with President Obama since his 2008 campaign and is the chief communications adviser to Secretary of State John Kerry, is smiling and giving a thumbs-up in the photo. But the cheerleading for beleaguered Ukraine wasn’t trending or scaring off bully Putin, said critics in the blogosphere. “Presenting...
  • U.S. Intel Assessement: Greater Likelihood Russia Will Enter Eastern Ukraine (and Baltics)

    03/26/2014 6:00:27 PM PDT · by kristinn · 107 replies
    CNN ^ | Wednesday, March 26, 2014 | Barbara Starr
    A new classified intelligence assessment concludes it is more likely than previously thought that Russian forces will enter eastern Ukraine, CNN has learned. Two administration officials described the assessment but declined to be identified due to the sensitive nature of the information. The officials emphasized that nothing is certain, but there have been several worrying signs in the past three to four days. “This has shifted our thinking that the likelihood of a further Russian incursion is more probable than it was previously thought to be,” one official said. The buildup is seen to be reminiscent of Moscow’s military moves...
  • Israeli DM: 'We Can't Depend on US Concerning Iran’

    03/19/2014 9:26:06 AM PDT · by xzins · 53 replies
    CBN ^ | Wednesday, March 19, 2014 | CBN
    JERUSALEM, Israel -- Israel cannot depend on the U.S. to take the lead against the Iranian nuclear program, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said Tuesday. His remarks came just as the P5+1 (U.S., U.K., France, Russia, China and Germany) are about to begin the next round of talks on Iran's nuclear facilities. The U.S. should be leading the campaign against Iran, Ya'alon said, but instead it's making deals with it. Israel will do what it must to defend itself. "We thought that the one who needs to lead the campaign against Iran is the U.S.," the defense minister said during...
  • Visits to national parks tumble on bad weather, federal shutdown

    03/10/2014 8:08:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 10, 2014 | by Hugo Martin
    The partial government shutdown in October was largely to blame for a 3% drop in visitors to America's national parks in 2013, according to a report released Monday by the National Park Service. The country's 401 parks, historic sites and recreation areas drew 273.6 million visitors in 2013, about 9 million fewer than the previous year, according to the report. The 16-day government shutdown, sparked by a budget dispute in Washington, was responsible for reducing the visitation numbers by about 7.9 million, the report said. The communities near the parks lost about $414 million in spending by visitors because of...
  • Illinois layoffs: Employers warn of 1,000 layoffs in coming weeks

    03/09/2014 12:38:55 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 26 replies
    CHICAGOTRIBUNE.COM ^ | 7:52 a.m. CST, March 7, 2014 | Alejandra Cancino
    <p>Illinois employers warned they would lay off more than 1,000 workers in the coming months, according to notices filed with Illinois regulators in February.</p> <p>Accretive Health warned it would lay off 148 workers. The company said in January the layoffs are part of a broader restructuring in which positions will be moved from Chicago to other cities to be closer to clients. Accretive said then the layoffs could affect as many as 170 workers. The company employs about 600 people in the region.</p>
  • PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Boston bomber's widow cozies up to his mother on trip to her former Soviet state

    03/06/2014 6:52:27 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 15 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | March 7, 2014 | M R Freda
    months before atrocity -- as disturbing video emerges of jihad flag on wall of her homeThe widow of Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev cozies up to the terrorist’s mother on a trip to see her in her homeland months before the marathon massacre, in an exclusive photograph obtained by MailOnline. In the family photo captioned Kyrgyzstan 2013, Katherine Russell, 24, is holding the daughter she had with Tsarnaev, who was killed during a shootout with police days after he and his brother Dhzokhar allegedly detonated two pressure cooker bombs along the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15. The...
  • Wells Fargo cuts 700 mortgage jobs

    02/27/2014 5:50:54 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Minneapolis/St Paul Star Tribune ^ | February 27, 2014 | Jennifer Bjorhus
    Wells Fargo cuts 700 employees, including 203 in the Twin Cities, as demand for mortgages declines.Wells Fargo & Co. said Wednesday that it is cutting 700 employees, including 203 in the Twin Cities, as demand for mortgages continues to shrink. The San Francisco-based bank said it notified affected employees Wednesday, and that almost all of them work at the Wells Fargo Home Mortgage campus in south Minneapolis. Some work elsewhere in the Twin Cities. The cuts follow scattered layoffs in the Twin Cities in January in which Wells Fargo laid off fewer than 30 mortgage-related workers. “We currently expect mortgage...
  • 2 former Navy SEALs found dead aboard ship at center of ‘Captain Phillips’ saga

    02/19/2014 7:52:16 AM PST · by yldstrk · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 19, 2014 | Fox News
    <p>Two former Navy SEALs working as security contractors aboard the Maersk Alabama were found dead Tuesday aboard the container ship, a day after it was docked near an island northeast of Madagascar, according to the Trident Group, the security firm that employed the men.</p>
  • Democrat Logic: Lose Your Job and Feel Liberated

    02/08/2014 8:14:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/08/2014 | Brian C Joondeph, MD
    This week, a report from the Congressional Budget Office acknowledged that ObamaCare would reduce full-time employment by 2.5 million over the next ten years. And that is on top of news that 92 million Americans who could be working are not. What a devastating assessment for the unemployed or underemployed, particular millenials seeking to transition from internships and part-time jobs to career-building full-time jobs. Yet the predictable spin from the White House and major media outlets is that this is good news, liberating workers from the chains of employment. To quote President Obama, from the 2008 campaign, "You can put...
  • Healthcare.gov Contractor (and Close Russian Ally) Belarus Built Malware RIGHT INTO Obamacare Code

    02/04/2014 3:28:29 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 26 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 04 February 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Remember when John McAfee warned us in November that anybody who signed up to the Obamacare site might have their bank account cleaned-out by hackers? The eccentric genius and former fugitive called the government website 'a hacker's wet dream', adding that there were 'NO safeguards' that would stop someone from starting a fake Obamacare website 'for a couple hundred dollars' that could 'empty your bank account' in hours.  McAfee added unambiguously that 'It's going to happen, and it's going to happen soon... nothing in the Obamacare system safeguards against this.'  And I thought he was just trying to sell...
  • HealthCare.gov can’t handle appeals of enrollment errors

    02/03/2014 12:20:32 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 2, 2014 | Amy Goldstein
    Tens of thousands of people who discovered that HealthCare.gov made mistakes as they were signing up for a health plan are confronting a new roadblock: The government cannot yet fix the errors. Roughly 22,000 Americans have filed appeals with the government to try to get mistakes corrected, according to internal government data obtained by The Washington Post. They contend that the computer system for the new federal online marketplace charged them too much for health insurance, steered them into the wrong insurance program or denied them coverage entirely. For now, the appeals are sitting, untouched, inside a government computer. And...
  • Militants Down Egyptian Helicopter, Killing 5 Soldiers

    01/26/2014 9:19:25 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 26, 2014 | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
    Islamist militants shot down an Egyptian military helicopter in the Sinai Peninsula with a surface-to-air missile over the weekend, raising new alarms about the terrorist insurgency that developed there in response to the military takeover last summer. The attack — described by witnesses, documented in a video released by the militants, and confirmed by three people briefed on the Egyptian government’s investigation — validated longstanding fears that such weapons would spill into Egypt and beyond after the Libyan civil war tore open Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi’s fearsome arsenals. Known as manpads, for man-portable air defense systems, the missiles can bring down...
  • Al Qaeda Flag Flies over City Where Marines Fought Largest Battle of Iraq War

    01/03/2014 5:13:21 PM PST · by kristinn · 104 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Friday, January 3, 3014 | Noah Rothman
    Just over two years since American troops entirely withdrew from Iraq, the black flag of Al Qaeda flies over the city of Fallujah’s government buildings in Iraq’s western Anbar Province. It was there that several American contractors were killed and strung up over a bridge in 2004 and American Marines fought the biggest battle of the Iraq War. “The capture of Fallujah came amid an explosion of violence across the western desert province of Anbar in which local tribes, the Iraqi security forces and al-Qaeda militants have been fighting one another for days in a confusingly chaotic three-way war,” reads...
  • Iconic airboats won’t be part of Everglades culture for much longer

    12/27/2013 11:30:46 AM PST · by ExSoldier · 90 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | 12/27/13 | Sue Cocking
    Privately operated airboats, icons of the Gladesmen culture of the Everglades, will be dwindling in number because the Park Service isn’t granting any new licenses.
  • VISTA workers told their U.S. health plan fails test (unanticipated consequence of ObamCare)

    12/27/2013 12:56:13 AM PST · by tellw · 38 replies
    New York Times ^ | 26 December 2013 | Robert Pear
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has told Vista volunteers and other AmeriCorps workers that their government-provided health coverage does not measure up to the standards of the new health care law, and that they may be subject to financial penalties unless they obtain insurance elsewhere. The notice has surprised and worried workers in AmeriCorps, the federal community service program that is often described as a domestic version of the Peace Corps. Mary Strasser, the director of AmeriCorps’ Vista program, described the changes in a bulletin to members on Dec. 16. The coverage provided by the agency — the AmeriCorps Health...
  • Students, parents upset that Christmas cards won't go to local veterans due to policy

    12/24/2013 4:03:40 AM PST · by navysealdad · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec 23, 2013
    They thought it was a kind holiday gesture, but dozens of Prosper students didn't get to deliver the Christmas cards they made for local veterans because of a VA policy against specific religious cards and phrasing. The cards are still in North Texas, and the writers are disappointed their thank you's won't be seen by the people they were intended for. "I'm hoping that it might make their day because their family might live far away, and they might not have somebody to celebrate Christmas with and I'd like them to know they've not been forgotten and somebody wanted to...
  • 4 wounded as US military aircraft takes on fire during evacuation mission in South Sudan

    12/21/2013 10:11:28 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec. 21 , 2013 | AP
    Rebel gunfire hit a U.S. military aircraft trying to evacuate American citizens caught in a remote region of South Sudan that on Saturday became a battle ground between the country's military and renegade troops, officials said. Four U.S. service members were wounded. The U.S. military aircraft were heading to Bor, the capital of the state of Jonglei and scene of some of the nation's worst violence over the last week. One American service member was reported to be in critical condition.
  • South Sudan: US Military Aircraft Hit By Rebels

    12/21/2013 5:47:18 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 77 replies
    news.sky.com ^ | December 21, 2013
    Two US military aircraft have been fired at during an evacuation mission in South Sudan, wounding two service personnel. One is said to be in a critical condition, and it is thought at least one of the planes was damaged. South Sudan has blamed the attack on renegade troops. Officials said the aircraft were heading to Bor, the capital of the state of Jonglei and the scene of some of the country's worst violence in the past week. After being fired at the planes turned around and headed to Kampala in Uganda. From there the wounded service personnel were flown...
  • Thousands in Illinois told to start over on health insurance

    12/19/2013 9:20:45 PM PST · by Zakeet · 8 replies
    Fox News/AP ^ | December 19, 2013
    Illinois officials are emailing and calling thousands of people, advising them to start over on their health insurance applications if they believe the federal government mistakenly referred them to Medicaid. The latest wrinkle in the troubled enrollment process for the nation's new health insurance system was announced Wednesday, just days ahead of a key enrollment deadline. [Snip] 30,000 applications are ... in question.
  • GRADE SCHOOL KIDS Play “Knockout” – Smack Peoria Man in Head (Video)

    12/15/2013 3:41:18 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 14, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Not only is the “knock out” game spreading across the nation… But now grade school kids are getting in on the “fun.” A group of grade schoolers attacked a Peoria man on the street this week. Knockout Game(VIDEO-AT-LINK) CI New Now reported: A violent game is trending nationwide –even grade school students are playing. It is called the “Knock Out” game. The goal is to knock someone out — with a single blow. Generally, the victims are unsuspecting – waiting at bus stop or just walking down the street. There have been hundreds of cases nationwide, and police say it...
  • Shades of Vietnam: Spike in U.S. troop deaths tied to stricter rules of engagement

    12/06/2013 8:01:56 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 5, 2013 | Rowan Scarborough
    The number of U.S. battlefield fatalities exceeded the rate at which troop strength surged in 2009 and 2010, prompting national security analysts to assert that coinciding stricter rules of engagement led to more deaths. A connection between the sharp increase in American deaths and restrictive rules of engagement is difficult to confirm. More deaths surely stemmed from ramped-up counterterrorism raids and the Taliban’s response with more homemade bombs, the No. 1 killer of NATO forces in Afghanistan. But it is clear that the rules of engagement, which restrain troops from firing in order to spare civilian casualties, cut back on...
  • [Hayden] Former CIA head: U.S. has ‘accepted Iranian uranium enrichment’

    12/02/2013 4:01:48 AM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/1/2013 | Jason Seher
    Retired Gen. Michael Hayden said Sunday the United States has all but conceded Iran has the right to enrich uranium. "We have accepted Iranian uranium enrichment," Hayden said when asked about the agreement reached last week between Iran and the so-called P5+1 - the United States, Britain, China, Russia, France and Germany. Hayden, a former director of the CIA who served in both the George W. Bush and Obama administrations, expressed a less critical view of the deal than most Republican national security hawks, saying he's willing to let this agreement "run." "It's not like we had a whole lot...
  • U.S. Advises Commercial Jets to Honor China’s Rules

    11/29/2013 5:00:54 PM PST · by kristinn · 77 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Friday, November 29, 2013 | Peter Baker and Jane Perlez
    After an internal debate, the Obama administration has decided to tell American commercial airlines to comply with China's demands to be notified of any flights through a broad swath of international airspace that it has claimed as an air defense zone, officials said Friday. Even as the United States continued to send military planes into the zone in defiance of China's declaration, officials said they expected civilian planes to go along with Beijing's new demands out of an abundance of caution. Officials said they were worried about an accident or unintended confrontation that could endanger civilian passengers. The administration’s decision...
  • Abject Surrender by the United States

    11/24/2013 8:07:54 AM PST · by yoe · 51 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | November 24, 2013 | John Bolton
    Negotiations for an “interim” arrangement over Iran’s nuclear weapons program finally succeeded this past weekend, as Security Council foreign ministers (plus Germany) flew to Geneva to meet their Iranian counterpart. After raising expectations of a deal by first convening on November 8-10, it would have been beyond humiliating to gather again without result. So agreement was struck despite solemn incantations earlier that “no deal is better than a bad deal.” This interim agreement is badly skewed from America’s perspective. Iran retains its full capacity to enrich uranium, thus abandoning a decade of Western insistence and Security Council resolutions that Iran...
  • Netanyahu: Iran deal "historic mistake" that makes world more dangerous

    11/24/2013 1:23:20 AM PST · by ScaniaBoy · 30 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/24/2013 | Herb Keinon
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu characterized the agreement signed with Iran early Sunday morning as a historic mistake. Directly contrasting US President Barack Obama who praised the agreement as opening a "new path toward a world that is more secure," Netanyahu – speaking at the weekly cabinet meeting -- said the world has become more dangerous as a result. Iran, according to Netanyahu, received the right to enrich uranium as well as sanction relief in exchange for only cosmetic Iranian concessions. Netanyahu, who said the deal threatens Israel, reiterated what he has said in the past, that Israel is not obligated...
  • Obama: We "Underestimated The Complexities Of Building A Website"

    11/20/2013 7:59:36 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 67 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 11-19-2013
    PRESIDENT OBAMA: "The challenge has been just making sure that consumers are actually able to get on a website, see those choices, and shop. And I think that we probably underestimated the complexities of building out a website that needed to work the way it should. ....." (Wall Street Journal CEO Council, November 19, 2013)
  • The left is now eating its own: MoveOn.org not happy ObamaCare has become a "political nightmare'

    11/20/2013 7:46:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/20/2013 | Sally Zelikovsky
    MoveOn.org is not happy that ObamaCare has become a "political nightmare" so they are blaming their cronies in the "mainstream media" (yes, they actually use that term) for failing to present balanced coverage of ObamaCare's successes. [See their latest mass email below.] To combat this grave injustice, they are launching a campaign against the Democrat-Media Complex by flooding newsrooms and the internet with stories of the millions of Americans who have purportedly benefitted from ObamaCare. Anyone who has been paying attention for the last 5 years -- even a liberal -- knows that any claim that the press is slanted...
  • Texas drivers pulled over at random, told to turn over blood, saliva samples

    11/19/2013 6:55:25 PM PST · by markomalley · 184 replies
    RT ^ | 11/20/2013
    Dozens of Texas drivers have been stopped at a police road block, where they were then directed into a parking lot and forced into surrendering blood, saliva and breath samples in a study that has upset civil liberties advocates. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration admitted it was attempting to conduct a government study meant to determine the number of drunk or drug-impaired drivers on the road at any given time.  “It just doesn’t seem right that you can be forced off the road when you’re not doing anything wrong,” Kim Cope, who said she was forced to the side...
  • North Texas Drivers Stopped at Roadblock Asked for Saliva, Blood

    11/19/2013 2:31:36 PM PST · by Ken H · 234 replies
    NBCDFW ^ | November 19, 2013 | Scott Gordon
    Some drivers along a busy Fort Worth street on Friday were stopped at police roadblock and directed into a parking lot, where they were asked by federal contractors for samples of their breath, saliva and even blood. It was part of a government research study aimed at determining the number of drunken or drug-impaired drivers. "It just doesn't seem right that you can be forced off the road when you're not doing anything wrong," said Kim Cope, who said she was on her lunch break when she was forced to pull over at the roadblock on Beach Street in North...
  • Obama was briefed in spring on widespread website problems

    11/19/2013 2:19:31 PM PST · by stocksthatgoup · 19 replies
    Rueters ^ | Nov 19,2014 | ROBERTA RAMPTON AND DAVID MORGAN
    President Barack Obama, who has portrayed himself as surprised by technical problems with the government's new health care website, was briefed last spring on a detailed consultant's report that warned of system failure, White House spokesman Jay Carney said on Tuesday.
  • Rand Paul On Shutdown: "Even Though It Appeared I Was Participating In It, It Was A Dumb Idea"

    11/19/2013 9:16:51 AM PST · by Third Person · 59 replies
    RCP ^ | November 18th, 2013 | Fox News Special Report
    CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Senator, when Obamacare was at issue, a month ago, when it came to a continuing resolution to funding the government you supported a filibuster of other Senators, who demanded that you had to have a change or the abolition of Obamacare as a condition for funding the government. In retrospect do you think that was a good strategy? But even more importantly --looking ahead, the deadlines are coming up, the resolution's going to run out, we're going to hit the debt ceiling soon -- would you be prepared to use same tactic as we approach the new deadlines?...
  • D.C.-Based Health Care Exchange May Have Engaged in Illegal Political Activity Online

    11/18/2013 4:34:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 11/18/13 | Alana Goodman
    A former chief White House ethics lawyer has filed a Hatch Act complaint against a D.C.-based health care exchange, alleging that its online communications with liberal activist group Organizing for Action (OFA) violated rules against federal political activity. Richard Painter, who served as the chief ethics counsel under President George W. Bush, requested a federal investigation into DC Health Link in a Nov. 13 letter to the Office of Special Counsel’s Carolyn Lerner. Painter says DC Health Link appears to be subject to the Hatch Act, which limits political activity by federal employees, because the health exchange was created by...
  • Obamacare Architect: 'Could Be the Beginning of a Death Spiral'

    11/15/2013 7:10:40 AM PST · by Evil Slayer · 68 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/15/13 | DANIEL HALPER
    Harvard professor David Cutler, a so-called architect of Obamacare, says we "could be" witnessing "the beginning of a death spiral" for the unpopular health care bill. Cutler made the comments last night on Fox News: "So when you were on last week I asked you, if they don't get enough people in the exchanges, then what happens?" said host Megyn Kelly. "And you said then the premiums go up very, very high. Now, was that ball put in motion today?" "We don't know yet," said Cutler. "So what the president is trying to do is to say the website is...
  • Netanyahu Urges Kerry to Reject Deal with Iran (“utterly rejects” and will defend itself)

    11/08/2013 5:59:33 AM PST · by xzins · 25 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | November 8th, 2013 | JTA
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the United States to reject a deal which, according to reports, would ease sanctions on Iran if it limits uranium enrichment to 3.5 percent purity. Netanyahu said Israel “utterly rejects” the deal and is not obliged to abide by it. “Israel is not obliged by this agreement and will do everything it needs to defend itself, to defend the security of its people,” he said prior to a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Kerry announced last minute that he would fly to Geneva from Israel, where he is attempting to salvage...