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  • Revealed: Obama´s friend andcivil rights firebrand Rev. AlSharpton was a paid FBI informant

    04/07/2014 6:03:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 4'7'14 | David Martosko
    Rev. Al Shaprton, the controversial civil rights leader-turned-broadcaster, was a confidential FBi informant for years and helped the feds put members of the Genovese and Gambino organized crime families behind bars, it was revealed Monday in a sensational exposé. President Barack Obama will speak this week for the second time at the annual meeting of Sharpton´s National Action Network, raising questions about the group´s special treatment. Sharpton´s special relationship with the Justice Department may also explain why his NAN has been allowed to skirt responsibility for $1.9 million in back taxes and penalties it has owed the IRS since 2006
  • World Vision reverses gay hiring decision

    03/27/2014 11:25:02 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 44 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | Mar 26, 2014 | Staff
    FEDERAL WAY, Wash. (BP) -- World Vision U.S. is reverting to its longstanding conduct policy of requiring faithfulness within the biblical covenant of marriage between a man and a woman, expressing regret with an earlier decision to hire legally married gay Christians. World Vision U.S. President Richard Stearns and board chairman Jim Bere announced in a letter the reversal today (March 26), just two days after drawing ire from the Christian community by saying World Vision would begin hiring legally married gays. "Today, the World Vision U.S. board publicly reversed its recent decision to change our employment conduct policy," they...
  • Watch Video: 122 objects discovered in Flight 370 search area

    03/26/2014 7:24:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/26/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    The declaration that Flight 370 has been lost with no survivors got more supporting evidence overnight. Pictures taken Sunday from a French satellite show 122 objects in the water 2555 kilometers (1588 miles) southwest of Perth in the south Indian Ocean, where investigators now believe the airplane eventually crashed. Malaysia’s government announced the findings in a press conference a short while ago:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Satellite images taken on Sunday show 122 “potential objects” in the search for debris from missing flight MH370, Malaysian investigators said Wednesday.Analysis of the images, which were supplied by France-based aeronautical firm Airbus...
  • Westboro Baptist Church Leader Fred Phelps a Democrat

    03/19/2014 12:58:04 PM PDT · by celmak · 40 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 03/18/2014 | Paul Bois
    The founder of Westboro Baptist Church, Fred Phelps, notorious for leading hateful protests against gay rights, is actually a Democrat with long history of endorsing Democratic candidates. On Tuesday, Politico provided some background on Phelps' political history, most of which saw him endorsing Democrat candidates and running for office a number of times as a Democrat. In the 1990's, Phelps ran in three Kansas Democratic primaries for Governor in 1990, 1994, and 1998, receiving only 15% of the vote. He also ran for Senator in 1992, receiving 31% of the vote, and for mayor of Topeka in 1993 and 1997....
  • (Transparency) No reporters allowed on Michelle Obama's trip to China

    03/19/2014 11:11:57 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 46 replies ^ | 3/19/2014 | Danile Halper
    First Lady Michelle Obama will be accompanied by her children and her mother on her trip to China, which begins today. But she won't be accompanied by the press. "Michelle Obama’s trip to China starting on Wednesday will be nonpolitical, the White House says, a 'people-to-people exchange' emphasizing the importance that both nations place on education. As if to underscore the point, no reporters are traveling with the first lady, and she does not plan to give interviews while there," reports the New York Times. The White House is defending the first lady bringing her family along for the ride...
  • Alleged drunken driver from tree: I’m an owl

    03/17/2014 10:26:27 AM PDT · by Renfield · 37 replies
    Metro Daily News (MA) ^ | 1-9-2014 | Brad Petrishen
    An alleged drunken driver arrested while hiding 30 feet up a tree Friday on I-290 “rambled on about being an owl” when confronted, police wrote in court documents. Troy A. Prockett, 37, of Hudson, was arraigned Monday on a slew of charges – including third-offense drunken driving – after town firefighters had to use a bucket truck to bring a cop 30 feet into a tree to arrest him. Documents in Westborough District Court provide additional details about the unusual arrest, including the fact that police at one point feared the man’s daughter might have been ejected from his vehicle....
  • Charlie Crist: God Bless’ Obama for Obamacare

    03/10/2014 9:22:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/09/2014 | Alec Torres
    Charlie Crist, the Republican-turned-Democrat running to reclaim the governorship of Florida, said that he doesn’t think the Affordable Care Act has “irreparably harmed” Floridians, and, in fact, “I think it’s been great.” Crist called health care a “civil right,” saying, “People need to have shelter, they need food, they need water, they need health care, and they deserve it.” When CNN’s Candy Crowley asked him about those who have undoubtedly lost their health care because of Obamacare, Crist said that’s “exactly why we have the Affordable Care Act. Exactly why is to make sure that they don’t lose it in...
  • Daughter of Jeremiah Wright Convicted in Fraud Scheme

    03/08/2014 4:17:58 PM PST · by mandaladon · 19 replies
    NBC ^ | 8 Mar 2014
    CHICAGO — The daughter of President Barack Obama's former pastor was convicted on Friday of laundering thousands of dollars from a state grant for a Chicago-area job-training program, federal prosecutors said. A federal jury took less than two hours to find Jeri Wright, 48, the daughter of Jeremiah Wright, guilty on all counts for her part in a fraud scheme led by a former suburban police chief and the chief's husband, according to the U.S. Attorney's office for the Central District of Illinois in Springfield. The $1.25 million state grant was for a not-for-profit work and education program called We...
  • BREAKING: Senate Votes to Block Nomination of Cop Killer Advocate Debo Adegbile

    03/05/2014 12:42:21 PM PST · by don-o · 28 replies
    TownHall ^ | March 5, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    The Senate has voted 52 to 47 to block the confirmation of Debo Adegbile, President Obama's nominee to head the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. All Republicans and Democrats Coons, Heitkamp, Manchin, Pryor, Donnelly, Casey and Walsh voted against the nomination. Adegbile came under heavy fire for his voluntary advocacy of convicted and unrepentant cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, who murdered Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in 1981. Major law enforcement orgazations, inlcuding the National Fraternal Order of Police and the National Association of Police Organizations, were opposed to the nomination. Philadelphia Democratic Prosecutor Seth Williams was also...
  • Ukraine Braces for War With Russia

    03/02/2014 4:16:15 AM PST · by kingattax · 33 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 3-1-14
    KIEV — Russian President Vladimir Putin demanded and won his parliament's approval on Saturday to invade Ukraine, where the new government warned of war, put its troops on high alert and appealed to NATO for help. Putin's open assertion of the right to send troops to a country of 46 million people on the ramparts of central Europe creates the biggest confrontation between Russia and the West since the Cold War. Troops with no insignia on their uniforms but clearly Russian — some in vehicles with Russian number plates - have already seized Crimea, an isolated peninsula in the Black...
  • California Couple Finds $10M Buried Treasure in Back Yard

    02/25/2014 7:26:13 PM PST · by shove_it · 33 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 25 Feb 2014 | Dina Abou Salem
    A California couple spotted the edge of an old can on a path they had hiked many times before. Poking at the can was the first step in uncovering a buried treasure of rare coins estimated to be worth $10 million. "It was like finding a hot potato," the couple told coin expert Dr. Don Kagan from Kagin's, Inc. The couple hired the president of Kagin's, Inc. and Holabird-Kagin Americana, a western Americana dealer and auctioneer, to represent them. "Since 1981, people have been coming to us with one or two coins they find worth a few thousand dollars,...
  • John Cornyn’s Three Pensions Make for One Uncomfortable GOP Situation (2013)

    02/20/2014 8:15:52 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 6/19/13 | LLoyd Grove
    Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas likes to present himself as a deficit hawk—a red-state conservative who “believes that Congress must be a good steward of the taxpayers’ money,” as his official website declares, and that “fiscal responsibility is the cornerstone for good governance.” So the revelation in the National Journal that the 61-year-old Cornyn is collecting three different state-government pensions while receiving his federal salary as a senator (a total of $239,383 in taxpayer-funded largesse) is slightly off-message, and just a tad inconvenient, as he gets ready to run for a third term next year. “There’s a lot of...
  • Ohio National Guard Views Gun Rights Supporters as Terrorists

    02/14/2014 12:23:51 PM PST · by rightwingerpatriot · 12 replies ^ | February 14, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    Apparently in the eyes of the Ohio National Guard, if you're a staunch defender of the US Constitution, you're an extremist and a domestic terrorist. That's the basic message that we can take away from a training exercise drill that took place in Portsmouth, Ohio on January 17, 2013. The Ohio National Guard ran a drill responding to a biological attack at a local junior high school. The nasty evildoers behind the fake attack? A janitor and science teacher who were fervent Second Amendment supporters and white supremacists to boot! This is how our taxpayer dollars are spent in conducting...
  • Obama Approval Drops; 76% Want Special Prosecutor for IRS Scandal

    02/14/2014 10:19:22 AM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    breitbart ^ | 2/14/14 | John Nolte
    While President Obama's Attorney General, Eric Holder, faces a possible perjury charge and increased calls for his resignation over the Justice Department's outrageous spying on the media -- elsewhere, another scandal is taking another kind of toll. A new Quinnpiac poll shows that the public is far from satisfied that the IRS matter is settled. A full 76% want a special prosecutor named; that includes 63% of Democrats. Well, Obama did promise to bring us together. Let's just hope he was wrong about the oceans rising. Quinnipiac also shows that the confluence of three scandals (the two listed above and...
  • Ex-official says Christie knew about bridge lane closures -report

    01/31/2014 6:46:20 PM PST · by gooblah · 10 replies
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | January 31 2014
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The former New Jersey official at the center of a political scandal dogging Governor Chris Christie said on Friday the prominent Republican knew about a traffic jam orchestrated by his top aides during the blockage, the New York Times reported.
  • Keystone XL oil pipeline clears significant hurdle

    01/31/2014 6:44:05 PM PST · by gooblah · 9 replies
    Yahoo/ap ^ | January 31 2014 | Matthew Daly
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared a major hurdle toward approval Friday, a serious blow to environmentalists' hopes that President Barack Obama will block the controversial project running more than 1,000 miles from Canada through the heart of the U.S
  • Rosetta Spacecraft Waking Up for Final Leg of Comet Journey

    01/21/2014 11:35:27 AM PST · by 12th_Monkey · 36 replies ^ | January 20, 2014 | Charles Q. Choi
    Rosetta, the first spacecraft built to orbit a comet and land a probe on these icy nomads, is now waking up after more than two years of slumber, and videos filmed as part of an international competition will help greet the spacecraft after it awakens. Comets are some of the most primitive building blocks of the solar system, with many dating to soon after its formation. Comets also likely helped seed Earth with water and other ingredients of life. By analyzing the composition of the comet, the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft will help scientists learn more about the role...
  • Harry Reid exempts some of his Senate staff from Obamacare exchanges (From the crap sack!)

    12/05/2013 8:37:14 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 5 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/05/13 | Eric Pfeiffer
    One of the biggest public supporters of the Affordable Care Act has reportedly decided that some of his staff should be exempted from the new law. CNN reports that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is the only top congressional leader to exempt some of his staff from having to buy insurance through the Affordable Care Act exchanges. That’s right, even House Majority Leader John Boehner and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, who have voted against the healthcare law dozens of times, have told their staff to sign up for insurance plans through the federal exchange. The news will likely provide...
  • WA:Store clerk pulled out his “big gun” and chased away would-be robbers

    11/27/2013 2:16:00 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 24 November, 2013 | Detective Renee Wit
    The clerk recognized that the gun the suspects were using was a fake, so he reached down and brought his own gun up, telling the would be robbers that his gun was “bigger”. The suspects ran out of the store, and quickly left in their getaway car.
  • Man says he was fired for refusing to work Thanksgiving (Pizza Hut)

    11/27/2013 10:58:34 AM PST · by MeganC · 157 replies
    WSBT Channel 42 - Indiana ^ | 9:49am 11/27/2013 | N. Zimmerman
    ELKHART - Many stores and restaurants will be open this year on Thanksgiving Day, and one local man says he lost his job because of it. Tony Rohr worked at Pizza Hut for more than ten years, but says he was fired recently because he refused to open on Thanksgiving. He says he doesn't think people should have to work on a holiday like Thanksgiving. He started at Pizza Hut as a cook and worked his way up to being a general manager of the Jackson Boulevard Pizza Hut in Elkhart. He was told opening on Thanksgiving this year was...
  • Maria Bartiromo Is Leaving CNBC

    11/20/2013 7:56:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/20/2013 | Julia La Roche
    This is a total bombshell for the financial media world. CNBC's "Money Honey" Maria Bartiromo is headed to Fox Business Network, Matt Drudge first reported while she was anchoring "Closing Bell" this afternoon. CNBC has confirmed this for us. "After 20 years of groundbreaking work at CNBC, Maria Bartiromo will be leaving the company as her contract expires on November 24th. Her contributions to CNBC are too numerous to list but we thank her for all of her hard work over the years and wish her the best," CNBC's Brian Steel said in a statement to Business Insider. This summer,...
  • 14-year-old followed teacher into bathroom, slashed her throat before she was found dead in woods

    10/24/2013 10:07:39 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 58 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/24/13 | Beverly Ford In Danvers, Mass. AND Joe Kemp / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    Philip Chism admitted to police that he followed math teacher Colleen Ritzer, 24, into a second-floor bathroom at Danvers High School — where he attacked her, according to a report. The teen used a recycling bin to bring her body to the wooded area behind the school. The 14-year-old boy accused of killing a beloved Massachusetts teacher has allegedly confessed to slashing her throat with a box cutter in a school bathroom before dumping her body in a nearby patch of woods, according to a report. Philip Chism admitted to police that he followed math teacher Colleen Ritzer into a...
  • Death Benefits Denied to Families of Fallen Troops

    10/09/2013 1:12:36 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 5 replies News ^ | 10-8-2013 | Richard Sisk
    The families of four soldiers and one Marine killed in Afghanistan over the weekend have been told that they will be denied death benefits while the government shutdown continues, leaving at least one mother in despair and disbelief. The families will also be denied travel re-imbursement should they choose to go to Dover Air Force Base, Del., for the solemn return of the caskets of their loved ones, Pentagon officials said Tuesday. "For the sacrifice our kids are making, at the age that they're making them, I don't understand how this can be a benefit that's withheld. I won't ever...
  • Priests Risk Arrest for Offering Sacraments to Catholic Troops During Shutdown

    10/09/2013 9:37:29 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 96 replies
    CNS news ^ | October 4, 2013 - 4:37 PM | Michael W. Chapman
    – Some Catholic priests under contract or GS (general schedule) to the military are not allowed to offer the Catholic sacraments--including saying Mass, consecrating marriages, or performing baptisms--on military property during the government shutdown, and if they do, even on a volunteer basis, they risk being arrested, according to the general counsel for the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA.
  • Networks Embrace IPCC Report's Fraudulent Warnings

    10/05/2013 4:21:47 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 14 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | Octiber 5m 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Global Warming: Temperatures have flat-lined for 15 years, the Arctic and Antarctic are gaining record amounts of ice, most computer models have been wrong, yet the networks are buying into the alarmists' narrative. Earth might not have a fever but the media do, judging by their hyperventilating about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's quite fraudulent report (Fifth Assessment Report or 5AR) released Sept. 27. One network — CBS— even turned a blind eye to the truth and claimed that temperatures "could have risen by more than 200 degrees." This fiction came from CBS' Ben Tracy, who said the carbon...
  • Obama Calls 1st Meeting With Congressional Leaders on Shutdown

    10/02/2013 10:56:31 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 109 replies
    AP ^ | October 2, 2013 | ANDREW TAYLOR
    <p>President Barack Obama summoned congressional leaders to the White House on the second day of a partial government shutdown that has furloughed hundreds of thousands of workers and closed military cemeteries as far away as France. Republican leaders welcomed the Wednesday afternoon meeting but questioned whether Democrats were ready to deal.</p>
  • WWII veterans storm D.C. memorial closed by government shutdown

    10/01/2013 2:45:16 PM PDT · by dennisw · 98 replies
    stars and stripes ^ | October 1, 2013 | By Leo Shane III
    WASHINGTON — Wheelchair-bound elderly veterans pushed aside barricades to tour the World War II Memorial Tuesday morning, in defiance of the government shutdown which closed all of the memorials in the nation’s capital. The four bus loads of veterans — visiting from Mississippi as part of a once-in-a-lifetime Honor Flight tour — ignored National Park Police instructions not to enter the site as lawmakers and tourists cheered them on. “We didn’t come this far not to get in,” one veteran proclaimed. The scene was both emotional and comical at once. After it was clear they had lost control of the...
  • WWII Vets Knock Over Shutdown Barrier to Visit Memorial

    10/01/2013 10:24:46 AM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 109 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 1, 2013 | Leo Shane
    A group of World War II veterans in an Honor Flight group Tuesday knocked over barriers imposed during the government shutdown at the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C., to get inside. As part of the federal government shutdown, national parks are closed. But the group of veterans continued to the monument Tuesday, as reported by Stars and Stripes reporter Leo Shane.
  • Fla. pastor Terry Jones arrested before he could burn Qurans

    09/11/2013 9:11:09 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sept. 11, 2013 | AP
    MULBERRY, Fla. (AP)— Polk County sheriff’s deputies arrested Pastor Terry Jones, 61, and his associate pastor, Marvin Sapp Jr., 34,..He had said he was heading to a nearby park to burn 2,998 Qurans — one for every victim of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks... Mulberry’s mayor, along with area elected officials, a sheriff’s deputy and several Polk County residents have talked about the need to express love and tolerance for all faiths on Sept. 11. [snip]
  • Marines delay Osprey deployment

    09/04/2013 9:08:56 PM PDT · by Rabin · 42 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Travis Tritten
    CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa – The Marine Corps said it will delay the deployment of an Osprey aircraft squadron to Okinawa following (yet another) Air Force "helicopter" crash in a military training area Monday. The fiery crash of an HH-60 Pave Hawk sent plumes of smoke into the air near Camp Hansen in central Okinawa and left one crew member still missing early Tuesday.
  • Shocking Facebook video of white toddler, 3, being 'racially bullied' by her five-year-old black....

    08/27/2013 1:51:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 84 replies
    mail online ^ | James Nye
    FULL TITLE: Shocking Facebook video of white toddler, 3, being 'racially bullied' by her five-year-old black neighbors A shocking video which appears to show the racially motivated bullying of a three-year-old white girl by her five-year-old black neighbors is not what it appears say the father's of the children involved. Two clips uploaded to Facebook and entitled 'When white people pi** black people off', show a heartbreaking scene - a little Minneapolis girl trying to play with another group of girls who are encouraged to hit, push and verbally abuse the toddler at the encouragement of an older boy off...
  • REPORT: Obama Is Considering A Limited Two-Day Strike On Syrian Military Targets

    08/27/2013 7:12:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 196 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/27/2013 | Michael Kelly
    President Obama is considering a strike on Syrian military targets involving sea-launched cruise missiles or possibly long-range bombers that would last no more than two days, according to senior administration officials and reported by Karen DeYoung and Anne Gearan of The Washington Post. Reuters reports that the West has told the opposition to expect a strike "within days." The limited strike would seemingly be a response to allegations that the Syrian government used chemical weapons on its own people before dawn on August 21. Hundreds were killed and thousands suffered "neurotoxic symptoms." The design of the potential attack implies sending...
  • Australian baseball player in OK killed by 'bored' teens' (2 black, one white)

    08/21/2013 8:22:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/21/2013 | Rick Moran
    CNN has only part of this story. Three teenage boys - 2 black and one white - apparently targeted an Austrialian citizen who was attending a local college in Oklahoma on a baseball scholarship for murder because they were "bored." Chris Lane was walking down the road when the teens came up behind him and shot him in the back: A random act of violence has left a promising 23-year-old college baseball player dead, a family devastated and two countries half a world apart rattled. Christopher Lane, who was from Australia, was gunned down in Duncan, Oklahoma, while he was...
  • Federal judge in Oklahoma finds “Anti-Sharia law” amendment unconstitutional

    08/19/2013 9:25:01 AM PDT · by yoe · 28 replies
    The Progressive Pulse ^ | August 19,2013 | Sharon McCloskey
    Late last week, U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange in Oklahoma City ruled that a state amendment prohibiting courts from considering Sharia law when ruling in cases was unconstitutional. In her (decision) he judge said that because the amendment discriminated among religions, the state had to demonstrate a compelling state interest to justify it — something Oklahoma failed to do:
  • Woman with Concealed Carry Permit Stops 6 Robbers in Houston

    08/17/2013 6:49:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies ^ | August 17, 2013 | Heather Ginsberg
    Here’s another example of concealed-carry permits being effective in everyday life. A woman in the Houston area experienced a traumatic event in which her concealed carry handgun came to the rescue. A woman whose husband was being accosted by six men in a Houston area Denny's pulled her concealed carry handgun from her purse and opened fire on the robbers. According to, the wife was in the restroom, and when she came out she saw her husband lying on the floor, the group of robbers nearby. Police say she then "pulled her gun and shot at them." It appears...
  • Rodeo Clown Banned for Life for Mocking Obama

    08/14/2013 12:34:21 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 30 replies ^ | August 14, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    Apparently the First Amendment of the right of free speech no longer applies in America (unless something is being spoken or written by the progressive left, which is then fine and protected speech). There's been a brouhaha over the fact that a rodeo clown wore an Obama mask at the Missouri State Fair rodeo. When the announcer asked if the crowd wanted to see Obama ran over by the bull, the crowd cheered. Since then, the professional grievance industry has been in full swing, frothing at the mouth and wringing their hands on national tv and in print. As usual,...
  • Clown banned from Missouri State Fair amid outrage over Obama act

    08/13/2013 11:06:44 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 69 replies
    Fallout continued Monday over the performance of a rodeo clown who donned a mask resembling President Barack Obama during Saturday’s bull-riding competition at the Missouri State Fair. The Missouri State Fair imposed a lifetime ban on the rodeo clown whose depiction of Obama getting charged by a bull was widely criticized by Democratic and Republican officials alike. The rodeo clown won't be allowed to participate or perform at the fair again. Fair officials say they're also reviewing whether to take any action against the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association, the contractor responsible for Saturday's event. A tempest over the incident erupted...
  • Burka bandit tries to hold up National City bank, San Diego

    08/06/2013 11:46:46 AM PDT · by dennisw · 12 replies
    cbs8. ^ | August 2, 2013
    Burka bandit tries to hold up National City bank, CBS8 San Diego, August 2, 2013 A woman tried to rob a bank in National City, and officials sought the public's help locating her. The attempted robbery occurred at around 6 p.m. Thursday at a Wells Fargo Bank branch at 1199 Highland Ave., according to FBI Special Agent Darrell Foxworth. "At the time of the robbery, the woman entered the bank and stood in the teller line until summoned by a teller," Foxworth said. "Upon arriving at the teller counter, the woman presented a demand note." The teller read some of...
  • Newsweek Sold Again, This Time To Digital News Company IBT Media

    08/05/2013 4:02:34 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 5, 2013 | Andrea Chang
    Newsweek, the former weekly news magazine that now publishes online only, is being sold to digital news company IBT Media. Terms of the deal, announced late Saturday, were not disclosed.
  • New $444 million hockey arena is still a go in Detroit [corporate welfare in bankrupt city]

    08/01/2013 12:57:47 AM PDT · by grundle · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | July 26, 2013 | Chris Isidore
    Detroit's financial crisis hasn't derailed the city's plans to spend more than $400 million in Michigan taxpayer funds on a new hockey arena for the Red Wings. Advocates of the arena say it's the kind of economic development needed to attract both people and private investment dollars into downtown Detroit. It's an argument that has convinced Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Kevyn Orr, the emergency manager he appointed to oversee the city's finances, to stick with the plan. Orr said Detroit's bankruptcy filing won't halt the arena plans. "I know there's a lot of emotional concern about should we be...
  • Appeals court rules against NYC soda ban

    07/30/2013 7:31:44 PM PDT · by matt04 · 10 replies
    Another court ruling has taken the fizz out of New York City's ban on big, sugary sodas. A New York appeals court on Tuesday ruled that the city Board of Health exceeded its legal authority and acted unconstitutionally when it tried to put a size limit on soft drinks served in city restaurants. "The Board of Health overstepped the boundaries of its lawfully delegated authority," the court said in its decision. The state Supreme Court Appellate Division, with its opinion, upheld an earlier ruling that stopped the ban from taking effect in March. The rule would stop many eateries from...
  • CNN joins the film parade with a new Hillary Clinton documentary

    07/30/2013 11:08:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/30/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    The major motion picture, the mini-series, and now — the documentary: CNN Films has tapped documentary filmmaker Charles H. Ferguson to direct a feature-length documentary about former Hillary Clinton, POLITICO has learned.“CNN is very pleased to be working with Academy-Award winner Charles Ferguson on the film, which will be released in theaters and air on CNN,” Allison Gollust, the network’s senior vice president of communications, told POLITICO on Monday. The release date has yet to be determined.The film adds yet another installment to the growing list of Hillary-related television projects and books slated for release before the 2016 presidential campaign....
  • Ruh, roh: Anthony Weiner’s campaign manager quits

    07/28/2013 12:45:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/28/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    After House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi finally ripped Anthony Weiner’s “clueless” and “reprehensible” conduct last week, he basically hinted that she should go take a hike — and he’s been insisting that his campaign is going to continue as planned regardless of the newly surfaced revelations about the extent and timing of his sexting scandal.In new poll last Thursday, however, found that support for Weiner among NYC Democrats took a sudden and gigantic plunge, with his favorability rating dropping from 52 percent in June down to 30 percent. Now, for the internal implosion, via the NYT: In a new sign...
  • Florida prosecutor indicted for falsifying arrest warrant against George Zimmerman

    07/25/2013 6:42:57 AM PDT · by JimRed · 57 replies
    e-mail from Conservative Byte ^ | 7/25/13 |
    Florida State’s Attorney Angela Corey has been indicted by a citizens’ grand jury, convening in Ocala, Florida, over the alleged falsification of the arrest warrant and complaint that lead to George Zimmerman being charged with the second degree murder of African-American teenager Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida. The indictment of Corey, which was handed down last week (see, charges Corey with intentionally withholding photographic evidence of the injuries to George Zimmerman’s head in the warrant she allegedly rushed to issue under oath, in an effort to boost her reelection prospects. At the outset of this case, black activists such...
  • Pioneering front-row journalist Helen Thomas dies at 92

    07/22/2013 11:01:29 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    CNN ^ | 21/7/13 | Candy Crowley and Mariano Castillo
    Washington (CNN) -- Trailblazing White House journalist Helen Thomas has died at age 92 after a long illness, sources told CNN Saturday. Thomas covered 10 presidents over nearly half a century, and became a legend in the industry. She was a fixture at White House news conferences -- sitting front and center late in her career -- where she frequently exasperated government spokesmen with her pointed questions. Watch this video Helen Thomas: Pioneer and friend Watch this video Legendary journalist Helen Thomas dies Thomas began covering the White House for United Press International when John F. Kennedy became president in...
  • 6-Year-Old Boy Wins Right to Use Girl's Bathroom

    07/15/2013 5:14:27 PM PDT · by onyx · 77 replies
    A six-year-old boy in the US state of Colorado has won the right to use the girls’ toilets at school because he is transsexual. Meanwhile, in a similar case in Australia, a nine-year-old boy has also won the right to use the girls’ toilets. And new laws in California mean transsexual students can choose to join either girls’ or boys’ sports teams at school. In Colorado, the parents of six-year-old Coy Matthis took their son’s school to a civil rights panel, claiming it was discrimination to disallow their son from using the bathroom of the gender with which he identifies....
  • Obama Supporters Sign Petition to Repeal the BILL OF RIGHTS

    Mark Dice asks California beach goers if they'll sign a petition showing support for Obama in his quest to repeal the Bill of Rights.
  • Piers Morgan Lands Big Fish Rachel Jeantel – Interview Tonight

    07/15/2013 1:20:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 123 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 7/15/13 | staff
    Meghan Krakauer, Piers Morgan’s Director of Publicity, tweeted this earlier today: Meghan Krakauer @MegKrakauer Tonight, Trayvon Martin's friend Rachel Jeantel gives an exclusive intv to CNN’s @piersmorgan. 9pm #CNN 9:43 AM - 15 Jul 2013
  • Randy Travis in Critical Condition: What is Viral Cardiomyopathy?

    07/09/2013 1:35:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Decoded Science ^ | 07/09/2013 | JANELLE VAESA
    Country singer, Randy Travis is in critical condition after being admitted to a Texas hospital on Sunday, July 7, 2013 for viral cardiomyopathy, reports USA Today. Cardiomyopathy is a weakening of the heart muscles, and can be genetic, but also can be caused by a virus, or can even be a result of another medical condition. So what is cardiomyopathy – specifically, what is viral cardiomyopathy – and what are some of the possible treatments that Randy Travis may have to undergo for recovery? What is Cardiomyopathy? Cardiomyopathy is a disease that makes the heart to become enlarged, thick, or...
  • Trayvon's Own Father Admits it was Zimmerman Screaming (VANITY)

    07/08/2013 11:16:41 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 25 replies
    Detective (subsequently demoted for admitting this was a self defense case) played tape for Trayvon Martin's father and dad said it was NOT his son's voice on the tape screaming. GAME OVER!!!