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  • Brian Williams Will Be the “Face of MSNBC”

    06/18/2015 7:08:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 6.18.15 | Emily Zanotti
    There's no reason Brian Williams should return to television. But I suppose if there's any place where he can fit in - and more importantly, where people are far too distracted by their own self-importance to notice that he's fudging the details of his personal experience, it would be MSNBC. What's one more delusional talking head, anyway, when you're already cornering the market? SNIP That is just the thing MSNBC requires to restore their credibility. SNIP
  • SPD suspends all cases involving Rachel Dolezal

    06/15/2015 1:58:06 PM PDT · by detective · 49 replies
    Gannett KREM ^ | 10 June 2015 | Shawn Chitnis
    Leaders with the Spokane Police Department suspended all cases involving Rachel Dolezal Friday afternoon. The decision came one day after Dolezal's claims of harassment and race came under internationally scrutiny with the help of the internet. SPD tweeted that all cases involving the leader of the NAACP in Spokane were suspended.
  • Jeb Bush names Romney, McCain veteran as campaign manager

    06/08/2015 6:40:37 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 66 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | 6/8/15 | Lesley Clark
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Monday named a veteran of Mitt Romney and John McCain’s presidential campaigns as his campaign manager, a week before he makes his own bid official. Bush named Danny Diaz as campaign manager, a position that was widely expected to go to Dave Kochel, a Republican operative with experience in Iowa politics. Bush senior adviser Sally Bradshaw said in a statement that Kochel “can best position us for success by playing a key leadership role focusing on how Jeb wins primaries, caucuses, and ultimately the general election.” She said Diaz’s “skill at rapidly moving content...
  • Community Leaders: Video Shows Boston Suspect Was Not Shot In Back

    06/03/2015 2:07:47 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    WOR 710 ^ | 6/3/15
    Community leaders in Boston say they have seen the video of law enforcement officers fatally shooting a terror suspect. Darnell Williams with the Urban League says contrary to some reports, Usaama Rahim was not on a cell phone at the time of the shooting yesterday and was not shot in the back. A second suspect, David Wright, was arrested yesterday in a Boston suburb. ThThe FBI says the terror suspect killed by law enforcement in Boston yesterday had discussed a plan to kill police officers. According to court papers, Usaamah Rahim had discussed the plan by cell phone with David...
  • Chimps have mental skills to cook: study

    06/03/2015 12:54:06 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 86 replies
    Yahooooo!.......... ^ | 06-03-2015 | By Sharon Begley
    They're not likely to start barbecuing in the rainforest, but chimpanzees can understand the concept of cooking and are willing to postpone eating raw food, even carrying food some distance to cook it rather than eat immediately, scientists reported on Tuesday. The findings, based on nine experiments conducted at the Tchimpounga Sanctuary in Republic of Congo and published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, suggest that chimps have all the brainpower needed to cook, including planning, causal understanding, and ability to postpone gratification. They do lack the ability to produce fire. But if they were given a source of...
  • Boston ISIS terrorist planned to decapitate cop

    06/03/2015 11:53:39 AM PDT · by mojito · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | 6/3/2015 | Bob Fredericks
    The ISIS-inspired terrorist who was shot dead after menacing a cop and an FBI agent with a large, military-style knife planned to team up with an accomplice and use the blade to behead a police officer, law enforcement sources said Wednesday. “We believe the intent was to behead a police officer,” an official told the Boston Globe. “We knew the plot had to be stopped. They were planning to take action Tuesday.” Usaama Rahim, 26, was fatally shot about 7 a.m. Tuesday in a CVS parking lot in Boston’s Roslindale neighborhood after he refused orders to drop the weapon. Boston...
  • Harf: We’re totally “perplexed” why anyone’s worried about a 20% increase in Iranian nuclear

    06/03/2015 11:03:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies ^ | 6/3/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    ".....Harf pronounced herself and her team “perplexed” at the concern. “There are some real issues, serious ones that we have to resolve in these talks,” Harf responded yesterday, “but this just isn’t one of them.”
  • Police Dog Rescues Deputy After He's Ambushed By 3 Men

    06/02/2015 10:16:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 27, 2015 | ANASTASIA WILLIAMS
    A police K-9 came to the rescue of an officer who was being ambushed by three men and the dog most likely saved his life, authorities said today. Deputy Todd Frazier was traveling along a remote stretch of Highway 90 in Pearlington, Mississippi, on Monday when he saw a blue Lincoln Town Car at a deserted rest stop, said Sheriff Ricky Adam of the Hancock County Sheriff's Department. The driver of the vehicle looked as if he wasn't moving, so Frazier, a three-year veteran of the department, pulled over in order to check on him, Adam told ABC News. "Two...
  • Easy Access to Money Keeps U.S. Oil Pumping

    06/02/2015 6:06:43 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 2 replies
    Nasdaq ^ | 31 May 2015
    Wall Street's generous supply of funds to U.S. oil drillers helped create the American energy boom. Now that same access to easy money is keeping them going, despite oil prices that are languishing around $60 a barrel. The flow of money into oil has allowed U.S. companies to avoid liquidity problems and kept American crude production from falling sharply. Even though more than half of the rigs that were drilling new wells in September have been banished to storage yards, in mid-May nearly 9.6 million barrels of oil a day were pumped across the country, the highest level since 1970,...
  • Sepp Blatter resigns as Fifa president

    06/02/2015 9:56:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 51 replies ^ | 6/2/15
    Sepp Blatter has resigned as Fifa president amid growing pressure following widespread allegations of corruption at football's world governing body. A new election will be held on May 13th.
  • FBI behind mysterious surveillance aircraft over US cities

    06/02/2015 9:20:32 AM PDT · by yoe · 4 replies
    My Way News ^ | June 2, 2015 | ACK GILLUM, EILEEN SULLIVAN and ERIC TUCKER
    The FBI is operating a small air force with scores of low-flying planes across the country carrying video and, at times, cellphone surveillance technology — all hidden behind fictitious companies that are fronts for the government, The Associated Press has learned. The planes' surveillance equipment is generally used without a judge's approval, and the FBI said the flights are used for specific, ongoing investigations. In a recent 30-day period, the agency flew above more than 30 cities in 11 states across the country, an AP review found. Aerial surveillance represents a changing frontier for law enforcement, providing what the government...
  • ‘Diet Coke’ Muslim Discrimination Passenger Has Ties to Radical Imams

    06/01/2015 1:27:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/1/15 | Jordan Schachtel
    A Muslim woman who claimed over the weekend–in a social media post that has since gone viral–that United Airlines discriminated against her because of her faith, has a history rife with deep connections to the Muslim Brotherhood and radical Imams. 31-year-old Tahera Ahmad, who serves as the Muslim chaplain at Northwestern University, claimed over the weekend that she was discriminated against because a United Airlines flight attendant allegedly refused to give her a full can of unopened Diet Coke. When asked for an explanation as to why she had been refused her unopened Diet Coke, the flight attendant allegedly told...
  • Bernie Sanders raises stink over deodorant diversity

    06/01/2015 8:58:13 AM PDT · by Gollum24 · 23 replies
    The Howie Carr Shoe ^ | May 31, 2015 | Howie Carr
    Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont is the only candidate for president willing to name the real crisis confronting America. Too many underarm spray deodorants. Move over Obama, terrorism, illegal aliens, Obamacare and the sputtering economy. Old Spice is the real vice. En garde, Right Guard! Bernie Sanders has got your number. He wants to ice Ice Blue Secret, ax AXE and ban Ban. This is what he said the day before his official kickoff Wednesday in Burlington, VT: “You don’t necessarily need a choice of 23 underarm spray deodorants or of 18 pairs of sneakers when children are hungry in...

    06/01/2015 8:57:16 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    The Washington Weekly News ^ | 05/31/15 | Staff
    WACO JUDGE AGREES TO LET MOST BIKERS GO – IF THEY SIGN A CONTRACT VOWING NOT TO SUE FOR WRONGFUL ARREST “It appears the public defenders office in McLennan County is involved in this scurrilous activity,” said Paul Looney, a Houston attorney with Looney & Conrad, P.C. “I’ve never seen anything like the lawlessness that the authorities have perpetrated on these people and now to add insult to injury they are trying to cover their own tracks in exchange for bond.”
  • FIFA Officials, Including 2 VPs, Arrested on Corruption Charge [Obama Targets FIFA, not ISIS]

    05/27/2015 3:52:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    WHO-TV ^ | 5/27/15
    .....FIFA, the powerful and polarizing governing body for soccer, came under prosecutorial assault from two fronts Wednesday. Acting on an indictment by the U.S. Justice Department, Swiss police arrested several top FIFA officials, including two vice presidents, during an overnight raid in Zurich on charges of corruption Wednesday. The U.S. investigation targets alleged wrongdoing that spans 24 years. U.S. prosecutors issued arrest warrants for 14 people, on charges ranging from money laundering to fraud and racketeering.
  • Fredbird Comes Under Fire For Holding ‘Police Lives Matter’ Sign

    05/26/2015 9:06:07 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 27 replies ^ | May 25, 2015 | unknown
    ST. LOUIS (CBS St. Louis/AP) — A photo of St. Louis Cardinals mascot Fredbird holding a “police lives matter” sign was posted to a police association Facebook page before the team asked that it be taken down. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports sports website Deadspin took aim at the mascot last week after the photo was posted to the St. Louis Police Officers Association Facebook page. Deadspin titled the post: “Your Racist Uncle Will Love This Picture Of The Cardinals’ Mascot.”
  • Biker shootout libs going wacko over race in Waco

    05/26/2015 7:20:44 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 9 replies ^ | 5/26/15 | Selwyn Duke
    Leftists are upset about what they view as a double standard with respect to the Baltimore/Ferguson affair and the recent Waco gang shootout. They’re right, too – there sure is a double standard. And, as usual, it’s their own. Consider, for example, an Associated Press piece by one Jesse J. Holland titled “Differing perceptions of Waco, Baltimore bothering some.” Holland starts out writing that the “prevailing images of protests in Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri, over police killings of black men were of police in riot gear, handcuffed protesters, tear gas and mass arrests. The main images of a fatal gun...
  • ‘ObamaCare is penalizing me for pursuing my dreams!’

    05/25/2015 6:12:30 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda
    Ny Post ^ | 5/25/15 | By Gabrielle Gray
    ‘ObamaCare is penalizing me for pursuing my dreams!’ In a Midtown specialist’s office, I confessed the secret that’s been weighing on my mind. “My health insurance expires at the end of May,” I told the doctor. I had a lot of questions for him: How much does an uninsured visit cost? What is the fewest number of follow-ups we can do this year? Do you have payment plans available to patients paying cash? I’ve been down the uninsured path before, having spent my post-college years waiting tables and freelance writing. I know the risks involved, but I also know what...
  • Iraqi forces regain ground from Islamic State near Ramadi

    05/25/2015 5:53:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Iraqi forces recaptured territory from advancing Islamic State militants near the recently-fallen city of Ramadi on Sunday, while in Syria the government said the Islamists had killed hundreds of people since capturing the town of Palmyra. The fall of Ramadi and Palmyra, on opposite ends of the vast territory controlled by ISIS fighters, were the militant group's biggest successes since a US-led coalition launched an air war to stop them last year. The near simultaneous victories against the Iraqi and Syrian armies have forced Washington to examine its strategy, which involves bombing from the air but leaving fighting on the...
  • 8 killed, 19 injured in weekend shootings in Baltimore

    05/25/2015 2:37:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    WBAL-TV ^ | May 25, 2015 | Saliqa Khan
    BALTIMORE —City police said of 27 people who were shot, at least eight of them were killed in a series of separate shooting in Baltimore since Friday afternoon. In the most recent events, officers were called to the 1600 block of Hazel Street around 10:30 p.m. Sunday for a report of discharging of a firearm. While investigating, police were notified of a walk-in shooting victim to an area hospital. The man at the hospital sustained a gunshot wound to his buttocks. The victim told police he was shot by two masked men. No further details are available. Detectives are investigating...
  • Bill Clinton, in final 'Late Show' appearance, jokes he'll move back to the White House ...

    05/13/2015 7:09:47 AM PDT · by PROCON · 11 replies ^ | May 13, 2015 | Elizabeth Vanmetre
    Full Title: Bill Clinton, in final 'Late Show' appearance, jokes he'll move back to the White House ... if Hillary lets himBill Clinton hopes to be Hillary Clinton's First Man in the White House, but there's a big 'if" ... if she invites him to live at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. "If she wins the election, the chances are 100 percent that I'll move back," the former president told David Letterman Tuesday night on "The Late Show." "By the way, if I'm asked!" he added with a smile. To help Hillary make history by becoming the first woman to win...
  • China Says Please Stop Hiring Funeral Strippers

    04/23/2015 11:58:57 AM PDT · by McGruff · 44 replies
    Wall street Journal ^ | April 23, 2015
    In China, friends and family of the deceased may have to do without a special form of funereal entertainment: strippers. According to a statement from the Ministry of Culture on Thursday, the government plans to work closely with the police to eliminate such performances, which are held with the goal of drawing more mourners.
  • Michael Brown’s family files wrongful death lawsuit against Ferguson

    04/23/2015 11:47:15 AM PDT · by Huntress · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/23/15 | Mark Berman
    The parents of Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old killed last year by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., filed a civil lawsuit against the city Thursday. This lawsuit alleges that the officer’s actions violated Brown’s civil rights, and goes on to state that the city’s broader law enforcement practices “led directly to the unjustified killing.” Brown was shot and killed last August by Darren Wilson, a Ferguson police officer. This shooting set off frenzied protests in the city, demonstrations that flared up again in November when a grand jury opted not to indict Wilson and again last month when the...
  • Time to Get Serious! If You Love Free Republic You Know How to Keep It [FReepathon Thread LVI]

    02/25/2015 4:22:01 AM PST · by onyx · 298 replies
    Free Republic | wednesday, February 25, 2015 | onyx
    Your article would post as follows: Click here to pledge your support via secure server ^ Time to Get Serious! If You Love Free Republic You Can Keep It By Making Your Donation! PLEASE Go Monthly IF You possibly & reliably can! RUSH:  You know, it's interesting to try to pinpoint exactly when the Tea Party began.  Now, the modern incarnation of the Tea Party as we understand it is a television phenomenon, and that was Obamacare.  Obamacare and the stimulus, the debt and the spending, is what motivated people who were already thinking in a different way. Some people...
  • BTTT PLEASE Keep Your Donations & Prayers Coming in for Jim! Updates Here! [FReepathon Thread VII]

    10/08/2013 2:21:02 PM PDT · by onyx · 623 replies
    FREE REPUBLIC ^ | October 8, 2013 | onyx
    Let's finish this one quickly so Jim can fully recover without hosting the fundraiser for two months! :) Thank you!! Wonderful graphic by RedMDer!Pictured: Syncro and Jim! Woo-Hoo! Our 4th Quarter FReepathon is off to a great start, thanks to all of you who have made your donations in such a timely manner to help us try to complete this FReepathon this month, so that Jim can spend his time healing and recovering, instead of concerning himself with fundraising for the next 2 months! Jim is in the re-hab facility where is he learning to transfer himself. Once that...
  • PLEASE Keep Your Donations & Prayers Coming in for Jim! Get Updates Here! [FReepathon Thread VI]

    10/07/2013 10:58:11 AM PDT · by onyx · 378 replies
    FREE REPUBLIC | October 7, 2013 | onyx
    Let's finish this one quickly so Jim can fully recover without hosting the fundraiser for two months! :) Thank you!! Wonderful graphic by RedMDer!Pictured: Syncro and Jim! Woo-Hoo! Our 4th Quarter FReepathon is off to a great start, thanks to all of you who have made your donations in such a timely manner to help us try to complete this FReepathon this month, so that Jim can spend his time healing and recovering, instead of concerning himself with fundraising for the next 2 months! Jim is in the re-hab facility where is he learning to transfer himself. Once that...
  • First Pics of Jim & New Messages From Him!![FReepathon Thread V]

    10/05/2013 4:24:36 PM PDT · by onyx · 681 replies
    FREE REPUBLIC | October 5, 2013 | onyx
    First photos of Jim taken by Syncro last night and his comments to Jim! Well maybe you dozed off a bit... Jim now has a matched set. The surgeon did a fantastic job, and came and unwrapped it for the first time about an hour ago. Here's a pic, a bit graphic...a Charlie Brown smile. The squeamish may not want to click. ~Syncro All: Just heard they’re going to discharge me this afternoon and transfer me to a short-term rehab center. Hoping to get physical therapy there so I can transfer in and out of bed by myself, then...
  • Please Keep Your Donations & Prayers Coming In! Message from Jim in 613, pics 544 [FReepathon IV]

    10/04/2013 10:17:32 AM PDT · by onyx · 711 replies
    FREE REPUBLIC | October 4, 2013 | onyx
    Beautiful Graphic by Mama_Bear & RedMDer's Message! Dearest FReeper-Patriots, FRiends & Readers, Jim's surgery was a grand success! Praise God! Thank you Lord and thank you ALL for your prayers! Please continue to pray for Jim's rapid recovery and complete healing! We need and want him back with us ASAP! Howdy everyone! Checking in! All is well.~Jim @ 10/4/2013 11:41:12 AM God bless you, dearest Jim! Our faithful prayers will continue. We know it can't be easy to lose your remaining leg, and I know I can't begin to imagine the pain you went through in your battle to...
  • BTTT - NEWS FROM JIM! Please Keep Your Donations & PRAYERS Coming In! [FReepathon Thread III] [#918,

    10/02/2013 4:59:10 PM PDT · by onyx · 1,173 replies
    FREE REPUBLIC | October 2, 2013 | onyx
    Beautiful Graphic by Mama_Bear! Dearest FReeper-Patriots, FRiends & Readers, Change in plans! The surgeon cancelled his trip. All tests are go. Surgery is now planned for tomorrow morning. Will be transferring soon out of ICU to a regular room. The chaplain stopped in for another prayer. Looks like we’re ready to go. Pulse rate coming down. Prayers up! ~Jim PRAISE GOD!Thank you, Lord!God bless you, dearest Jim!Thank you ALL for your prayers, and please continue praying!Surgery for Jim tomorrow morning. We'll let y'all know as soon as Jim lets us know! Our FReepathon got off to a great start...
  • Secrets of the conservative media machine [FR and yours truly mention]

    04/23/2013 2:02:19 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 159 replies
    Salon ^ | April 23, 2013 | By Lee Fang
    To borrow a Sarah Palin aphorism, after their election defeat in 2008, conservatives didn’t retreat, they “reloaded.” Instead of finding new solutions to public policy problems or seriously reevaluating Bush’s failures, conservatives focused almost solely on new ways to communicate their old ideas. To do so, they looked to their natural allies in corporate marketing for inspiration — and they looked to the Left for imitation. The result has been a recent and profound turnaround that has allowed the Right the bury Obama’s message and dominate the political debate. Historical right-wing domination of the media Traditionally, conservatives have almost always...