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  • Hillary Clinton has one word for the Senate after gun vote

    06/21/2016 9:55:27 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 45 replies
    USA Today ^ | 21 Jun 16 | Steph Solis
    In a sign of unwavering partisan gridlock, the Senate blocked four gun measures Monday — two from each party — in the wake of the Orlando shooting. [SNIP] But Hillary Clinton had only one word for the Senate: "Enough." The presumptive Democratic nominee's statement included just that word, followed by a list of the Orlando shooting's 49 victims.
  • Must see "Gun-Grabber" TV, 2016 Election Edition - Senate

    06/15/2016 10:42:43 AM PDT · by SecondAmendment · 14 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | 15-Jun-2016 | C-SPAN
    Those zany Dems are up to their unconstitutional antics again ! Watch the hilarity unfold as those wacky Senators from the left side of the aisle yuck it up on the chamber floor while trying to eviscerate another unalienable right !
  • Clinton’s warnings about Trump actually describe…her

    06/03/2016 12:38:57 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 9 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 2 Jun 16 | Post Editorial Board
    That was a “major national-security address”? Hillary Clinton’s folks billed her San Diego speech Thursday as a big deal. And it certainly was a prime opportunity to lay out her views on foreign policy and America’s role in the world. But what she delivered was a 45-minute rant against Donald Trump — with nary a clue about her plans for leading America on the international stage. Worse, her string of dump-on-Trump quips might’ve worked better if she had substituted her name for his, starting with her attack on Trump’s “series of rants” — a perfect description of her own speech....
  • AP FACT CHECK: Clinton misstates key facts in email episode

    05/27/2016 11:33:20 AM PDT · by McGruff · 70 replies
    AP ^ | May 27, 2016 | LISA LERER and CATHERINE LUCEY
    Over the months, Hillary Clinton misstated key facts about her use of private email and her own server for her work as secretary of state, the department's inspector general reported this week. According to the findings, she claimed approval she didn't have and declined to be interviewed for the report despite saying "I'm more than ready to talk to anybody anytime." Scrutiny of her unusual email practices appeared to be unwelcome, despite her contention those practices were well known and "fully above board." A look at some of Clinton's past claims about her unusual email set-up and how they compare...
  • Clinton’s inexcusable, willful disregard for the rules

    05/26/2016 7:01:28 AM PDT · by pabianice · 29 replies
    WaPo ^ | 5/26/16
    One cannot miss that both the Washington Post and New York Times have turned on Hillary's career as a liar, esp. her email scandal. Strange and unexpected.
  • CBS2 Investigation Uncovers Votes Being Cast From Grave Year After Year (LA county CA)

    05/24/2016 5:42:47 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 18 replies
    CBS2 ^ | May 23, 2016 11:20 PM | By David Goldstein
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A comparison of records by David Goldstein, investigative reporter for CBS2/KCAL9, has revealed hundreds of so-called dead voters in Southern California, a vast majority of them in Los Angeles County. “He took a lot of time choosing his candidates,” said Annette Givans of her father, John Cenkner. Cenkner died in Palmdale in 2003. Despite this, records show that he somehow voted from the grave in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2010. But he’s not the only one. CBS2 compared millions of voting records from the California Secretary of State’s office with death records from the Social...
  • Gun control: Stymied in 2016, Oregon Democrats vow to try again in 2017

    04/02/2016 12:40:57 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 16 replies
    Unable to pass new gun-control bills this year, months after the state's deadliest shooting, Oregon Democrats are diving into campaign season with promises to try again in 2017. House Majority Leader Jennifer Williamson, D-Portland, wants to revive a measure that would limit default gun sales when background checks take longer than expected, after the bill earned tepid support and died in the Senate last month. Advisers for Gov. Kate Brown and Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum huddled with advocates in separate meetings Thursday to hear about executive actions they might take without legislative approval. Brown, up for election this year, had...
  • Watch: Rat Crawls Up Sleeping Subway Rider's Neck

    03/29/2016 1:32:55 PM PDT · by samtheman · 29 replies
    The man who shot the video said the rider shrieked in horror once he woke up
  • Ted Cruz Obfuscates Extramarital Affairs Blames Trump – Update Trump Responds…

    03/26/2016 3:28:07 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 142 replies
    The Conserative Treehouse ^ | March 25, 2016 | March 25, 2016
    NOTE: Headline earlier changed because it was pointed out correctly, Senator Ted Cruz does not actually/technically deny the allegations. Instead Cruz is attacking the story of them: “the attacks are garbage”, “the smears are false”, etc. In essence, professional lawyer speak.
  • Experts see little chance of charges in Clinton email case [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGE]

    03/22/2016 11:37:16 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 87 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 22 Mar 16 | ERIC TUCKER and MICHAEL BIESECKER
    Asked earlier this month whether she'd be indicted over her use of a private email server as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton responded: "It's not going to happen." Though Republicans characterized her response as hubris, several legal experts interviewed by the Associated Press agreed with the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination.
  • How big ARE New York's rats? Researcher catches rodent three times the size of a normal beast

    03/04/2016 4:12:49 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 52 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | March 4, 2016
    How big ARE New York's rats? Researcher catches one-and-a-half pound rodent three times the size of a normal beast "...'I've caught rats all over the city, and I've seen the ones that I didn't catch. I think it's among the biggest that live in New York City,' said Matt Combs of Fordham University. [snip] One of the largest rats ever reported in New York City was a huge beast dubbed Master Splinter by the Twitter user that first posted a picture of it. The enormous rat was found in a Footlocker store in the Bronx in 2012, according to Twitter...
  • Donors ask GOP consulting firm to research independent presidential bid - POLITICO

    02/26/2016 11:21:27 AM PST · by GOPAreDemProgressives · 101 replies
    politico.com ^ | 02/26/16 12:44 PM EST | Scott Bland
    Conservative donors have engaged a major GOP consulting firm in Florida to research the feasibility of mounting a late, independent run for president amid growing fears that Donald Trump could win the Republican nomination. A memo prepared for the group zeroes in on ballot access as a looming obstacle for any independent candidate, along with actually identifying a viable, widely known contender and coalescing financial support for that person. The two states with the earliest deadlines for independent candidates, Texas and North Carolina, also have some of the highest hurdles for independents to get on the ballot, according to the...
  • Abortion Activist Laughs About Using Aborted Babies to Grow Rat Parts

    02/10/2016 7:19:23 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | February 7, 2016 | Katie Yoder
    News outlets rushed to cover recent charges out of Houston against the Center for Medical Progress. But will they cover the Center’s latest video? Doubtful. On Monday, the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) released a new undercover video in an effort to further expose the abortion industry’s role in harvesting aborted baby parts. The video captured National Abortion Federation (NAF) representatives calling money for tissue a “win-win” and expressed relief that CMP could rid them of aborted baby leftovers after trouble with other “disposal services.” MRC Culture watched both CMP’s shorter video and full footage video for this story. Shorter...
  • Mo Dowd: Hillary Battles Bernie Sanders, Chick Magnet

    02/06/2016 2:02:02 PM PST · by seanmerc · 42 replies
    New York Times ^ | 6 Feb 16 | Maureen Dowd
    HILLARY CLINTON first grabbed the national spotlight 47 years ago as an idealistic young feminist, chiding the paternalistic establishment in her Wellesley commencement speech. So it’s passing strange to watch her here, getting rebuffed by young women who believe that she lacks idealism, that she overplays her feminist hand and that she is the paternalistic establishment. Bernie Sanders may be a dead ringer for Larry David, but Hillary is running the “Curb Your Enthusiasm” campaign. She can’t fire up young voters by dwelling on what can’t be done in Washington and by explaining that she’s more prose than poetry.
  • Dean: 'Labor unions are super-PACs Democrats like’

    02/05/2016 9:49:26 PM PST · by Chode · 6 replies
    the hill ^ | February 05, 2016, | Mark Hensch
    Former Gov. Howard Dean (D-Vt.) said Friday that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) should not boast about his freedom from super-PACs given his ties with organized labor.“I don’t hear anybody asking Bernie Sanders for transcripts of some speech he made for a labor union,” he told host Andrea Mitchell on “MSNBC Live."“For Bernie to say he doesn’t have a super-PAC…labor unions are super-PACs. Labor unions are super-PACs Democrats like so we don’t go after labor unions.” Dean then criticized Sanders for implying Clinton is in the pocket of Wall Street after giving paid speeches for major financial firms in the past.“This is...
  • DENNIS KUCINICH REPORTEDLY INTERVIEWS SYRIAN PRESIDENT ASSAD

    09/18/2013 11:26:29 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 27 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/18/13 | Oliver Darcy
    Former Democratic Congressman and presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich reportedly interviewed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday.
  • The Cookie Jar Elections Of 2016

    12/23/2015 7:07:40 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 1 replies
    TFP ^ | 12/14/2015 | John Horvat II
    The issues now being debated in the 2016 elections are framed as if the country revolved around a great big cookie jar. The benefits and promises candidates offer are like cookies that must be substantial, instantly gratifying and abundant. All the problems the nation faces seem to be reduced to who has access to the cookie jar. Ideally, everyone agrees that people should be entitled to as many cookies as they can get. However, the truth of the matter is that there are often not enough cookies to go around. Thus, how cookies are distributed is up for debate. For...
  • The Demo-creeps' Communal Database Mess [impish vanity]

    12/20/2015 3:54:57 AM PST · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 2 replies
    While Mister Focker talks about his 'communal commode' [and failing to follow his own rule], he looks quite sane when compared with this hairbrained notion: The DNC's communal campaign computer system. Yep, both Hellery and Bernie Sanders share the same campaign database -- communism on parade in the name of efficiency. There was supposed to be a firewall that separated them, but you know how communal projects work out -- you end up taking a shower and look over to see some other guy sitting on the pot. The firewall had a weakness. Bernie Sanders stated that he informed the...
  • Sanders campaign threatens legal action against DNC

    12/18/2015 2:29:48 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    CNN)— ^ | Catherine Treyz, Dan Merica and Jeremy Diamond
    The internal warfare exploded after the DNC cut off Sanders from the database and said the Vermont senator's presidential campaign exploited a software error to improperly access confidential voter information collected by Hillary Clinton's team. The revelation poses a setback for Sanders, who is mounting a liberal challenge to the former secretary of state. The DNC database is a goldmine of information about voters and being blocked from it could complicate Sanders' outreach efforts. The timing is also challenging, just weeks before Clinton and Sanders are slated to compete in the Iowa caucuses. And coming the day before a Democratic...
  • Dems warn against ObamaCare (Cadillac) tax delays

    12/11/2015 3:38:05 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/10/15 | Sarah Ferris
    Some Democrats are raising concerns that an ObamaCare tax trade-off taking shape in Congress this week could whet the appetite of other industries looking to chip away at the law. House and Senate leaders say they are inching closer to a year-end tax package - likely wrapped into the governing spending bill - that would pause both the healthcare law's "Cadillac tax" and its medical device tax for two years. Delaying the taxes would deliver a major win to labor groups and the medical device industry, respectively, after years of heavy lobbying against the provisions. And even as most supporters...
  • Guinness can’t afford to alienate loyalists as beer sales fall [changing recipe]

    11/14/2015 2:26:41 AM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 11/14/15 | Jason Notte
    Guinness dates back 256 years and is laden with deep cultural connotations for both the Irish and Irish diaspora here in the United States. Any significant change to it is risky.Even if it means removing an element deemed repugnant by a large segment of the population.We could be talking about isinglass — the clear collagen extracted from fish bladders that is used to draw spent yeast out of beer and clarify the finished product — but Guinness is planning to remove that particular substance from its brewing process in 2016 in favor of another less-fishy filtration method. There wasn’t all...
  • Canberra archaeologists discover fossils of giant rats the size of dogs in East Timor

    11/08/2015 2:32:15 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    abc.net.au ^ | Alexandra Beech
    The species would have looked similar to modern rats but ranged in size from about 1.5 kilograms to five kilograms. Researcher Julien Louys said the creatures were probably herbivores and became extinct suddenly about 1,000 years ago. He said they were the largest known rats to have ever existed and acknowledged some people thought they sounded terrifying. "Most people seem to think that," Dr Louys said. "But I think they would have been, well not cute, but certainly they would have been fascinating to see them in the flesh." He said it appeared the rats were a popular meal for...
  • Chief Operating Officer Leaves Jeb Bush Campaign

    10/30/2015 1:06:06 PM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 30, 2015 | Reid J. Epstein and Patrick O'Connor
    The highest-ranking official known to lose her job in Jeb Bush’s flagging campaign is Christine Ciccone, the campaign’s chief operating officer. News of Ms. Ciccone’s departure comes a week after the Bush campaign announced a re-organization that it said would reduce payroll by 40%. Ms. Ciccone served as Mr. Bush’s chief operating officer, effectively an office administrator responsible for logistics.
  • De Blasio will finally endorse Hillary Clinton: source

    10/26/2015 3:39:14 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 8 replies
    AP via the New York Post ^ | 10/26/2015 | Associated Press (uncredited)
    NEW YORK — A person familiar with the plans of Bill de Blasio says New York City’s mayor is planning to endorse Hillary Rodham Clinton for president. The person told The Associated Press on Monday the endorsement would likely come before a December presidential forum in Iowa organized by de Blasio. The person was not authorized to speak publicly about the matter before the announcement and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity.
  • 'They're taking over!': How New York's rat problem is worse than ever - and millions are..

    10/23/2015 3:11:18 PM PDT · by PROCON · 70 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct. 23, 2015
    When New Yorkers see something scurrying, they say something and that has brought rat complaints to the city's 311 hotline to a recent high of more than 24,000 so far this year, officials said on Thursday. 'The rats are taking over,' New York City comptroller Scott Stringer told Reuters. 'I'm a lifelong New Yorker and I've never seen it this bad... I see them on my way home, they're standing upright, they say, "Good morning, Mr Comptroller."' With more than two months of grumbling still left in 2015, rodent-related grievances were already at 24,375 as of Wednesday, said Mayor Bill...
  • APNewsBreak: Top Biden aide lays out potential 2016 platform (restoring middle-class opportunity)

    10/16/2015 12:53:48 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 10/16/15 | JOSH LEDERMAN
    WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden would run an optimistic and unscripted "campaign from the heart" based on restoring middle-class opportunity, one of his top political advisers said Thursday, laying out for the first time the argument Biden would make if he runs for president. Former Delaware Sen. Ted Kaufman, one of Biden's closest political advisers, said Biden would soon make a decision about whether to enter the race. In an email obtained by The Associated Press, Kaufman asked former staffers to stay in close contact and said Biden would need their help immediately if he enters the race. "If...
  • Bernie Sanders Wins the Debate, According to Various Polls (Fox News, Slate)

    10/14/2015 6:23:34 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    Telesur ^ | 10/13/15 | Telesur
    Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders won the Democratic Party debate Tuesday, while Hillary Clinton followed in second place, according to various major U.S. news outlets. Sanders campaign office reported after the debate they had received over a million dollars in donations from people who felt the presidential hopeful had made a very good impression Tuesday night. A poll carried out by Fox News shows that 77.29 percent of the people that responded to the survey felt that the independent senator from Vermont won the debate, while only 15.9 percent voted in favor of Clinton.
  • Poll: Who won the first Democratic presidential debate? (Bernie 83%, Hillary 12%)

    10/14/2015 5:33:45 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 10/13/15 | Sacramento Bee
    The 2016 Democratic White House hopefuls squared off Tuesday in the party’s first presidential debate. Who do you think did the best? Cast your vote in our informal poll:
  • Poll: Who won the first Democratic debate? (Bernie 78%, Hillary 13%)

    10/14/2015 5:24:02 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    WISH-TV Indianapolis ^ | 10/14/15 | JULIE PACE and LISA LERER,
    Hillary Rodham Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders clashed over U.S. involvement in the Middle East, gun control and economic policy in the first Democratic presidential debate Tuesday, outlining competing visions for a party seeking to keep the White House for a third straight term.
  • Poll: Who won the first Democratic primary debate? (Bernie 65%, Hillary 23%)

    10/14/2015 5:12:26 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    TC Palm (Florida) ^ | 10/13/15 | Dacia Johnson
    Who do you think won the first Democratic primary debate?
  • The 8News Daily Poll: Who won Tuesday night’s Democratic debate? (Bernie 65%, Hillary 20%)

    10/14/2015 5:06:55 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    WRIC Richmond Virginia ^ | 10/14/15 | Robb Crocker
    Here’s a look at how the five Democratic presidential candidates performed in Tuesday’s debate at the Wynn Las Vegas resort-casino. Hillary Rodham Clinton Standing center stage, Clinton went on offense against Bernie Sanders over his views of the economy and record on gun control. She had to defend her shifting views of the Keystone XL oil pipeline and the Trans-Pacific Partnership. But questions about her private email server ended with a shared laugh with Sanders.
  • Poll: Who won Tuesday's Democratic 2016 presidential debate? (Bernie 74%, Hillary 19%)

    10/14/2015 5:01:34 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    Syracuse.com ^ | 10/14/15 | Mark Weiner
    Who do you think won Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate? For two hours, the five Democratic presidential candidates slugged it out in the party's first debate of the 2016 presidential election, a prime time affair carried live by CNN at the Wynn Las Vegas.
  • Vote Now: Who Won the First Democratic Presidential Debate? (Bernie 56%, Web 30%, Hillary 11%)

    10/14/2015 4:49:43 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 10/13/15 | Time Staff
    A post-debate poll Democrats faced off in their first presidential debate Tuesday, and we want to know who you think won the night. So take our informal, unscientific poll below. Hillary Clinton came into the debate needing to assuage nervous supporters surprised by the strength of Bernie Sanders’ challenge. Sanders came into the night needing to build on his momentum. And underdogs Martin O’Malley, Jim Webb and Lincoln Chafee needed to introduce themselves on a national stage for the first time. Vote for who you think won the debate.
  • The killer rat of Brooklyn: Vicious rodent is filmed attacking and killing a PIGEON [tr]

    10/13/2015 6:26:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 13, 2015 | Anneta Konstantinides
    It's all fun and games until a pizza becomes a pigeon. On the heels of recent viral videos featuring rats love for pizza is this gruesome clip of one rodent having a very different kind of feast as he attacks and kills a pigeon in front of shocked New Yorkers. When the video begins the rat has already sunk it's teeth into the poor pigeon, which is seen desperately trying to flap its wings and escape.
  • Hog-Nosed Shrew Rat Is 'Exciting' New Species

    10/06/2015 12:21:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Sky News ^ | October 6, 2015
    Scientists say the rat is part of an "amazing group of rodents" only found in a remote part of Sulawesi Island in Indonesia.A new species of rat has been discovered on an island in Indonesia. The previously unknown hog-nosed shrew rat (Hyorhinomys stuempkei) was found in a remote and mountainous region of Sulawesi Island located about two days' hike from the closest village. Scientists consider the rat so exceptional that they have described it not only as a new species but a new genus - a step up from the "new species" label. The rat was discovered by an international...
  • Where are the Dems' debates?

    09/26/2015 2:25:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    **SNIP** The first of four Democratic debates before voting begins will not take place until mid-October - and three of them are on weekends. If the Democratic Party were trying to keep the audience to a minimum, it could hardly have drawn up a better plan. Equally troubling, candidates who participate in any debate not sanctioned by the DNC forfeit their right to join the official debates. Why would a party want to muzzle its candidates this way? It doesn't take a cynic to believe that the DNC has the Clinton's campaign's best interests in mind. Front-runners almost always prefer...
  • The amazing honesty of Joe Biden

    09/11/2015 10:59:55 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 61 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10 Sep 15 | Chris Cillizza
    Joe Biden's unique trait as a politician is -- and always has been -- his honesty. Sometimes that honesty gets him into varying degrees of trouble. Sometimes it makes it seem as though he's the closest thing to a real person you could possibly hope for in politics.
  • Hillary fumes at Trump for attacking her closest aide Huma

    09/04/2015 7:26:36 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 121 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | September 3, 2015 | By J. TAYLOR RUSHING
    Full title:.."Hillary fumes at Trump for attacking her closest aide Huma as she accuses billionaire of 'innuendo, conspiracy theories and defaming people' 'Loose talks, threats, insults...they have consequences,' Hillary says of Trump
  • Anthony Weiner Slams Donald Trump's Attacks on Wife as 'Absurd' and 'Outrageous

    09/01/2015 10:17:42 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 56 replies
    ABCNews ^ | September 01, 2015 | RYAN STRUYK
    Anthony Weiner Slams Donald Trump's Attacks on Wife as 'Absurd' and 'Outrageous' Sep 1, 2015 By RYAN STRUYK In the feud between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, embattled former Rep. Anthony Weiner – Abedin's husband – is stepping into the line of fire. In a radio show appearance Monday, Weiner called Trump's suggestion that Abedin may have shared state secrets with him both "wrong" and "outrageous." "I think it's absurd and frankly insulting, not only to my wife, who, when she worked at the State Department, had a pretty high security clearance, a higher clearance than even...
  • Wesley Pruden: "The birds circling over Hillary Clinton"

    08/24/2015 10:50:05 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 20 Aug 15 | Wesley Pruden
    Hillary Clinton may think those creatures making wide, gentle circles over her campaign are bluebirds of happiness, but they’re looking more and more like buzzards. They look hungry.
  • Lawyer for Huma Abedin, a Hillary Clinton Aide, Strikes Back at Accuser

    08/24/2015 10:38:49 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | 24 Aug 15 | Maggie Haberman
    A lawyer for Huma Abedin, a top adviser to Hillary Rodham Clinton, has accused Charles E. Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, of damaging Ms. Abedin’s reputation through “unfounded allegations” about her time at the State Department.
  • REPORT: ABORTED BABY PARTS BEING USED TO GROW HUMAN ORGANS IN RODENTS

    08/05/2015 5:01:36 PM PDT · by garjog · 80 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | August 5, 2015 | MICHELLE MOONS5 Aug 2015
    Medical researchers are growing human organs in mice by implanting dead human baby organs into rodents, a practice that stands to gain greater scrutiny in light of undercover videos exposing what appears to be Planned Parenthood affiliates selling aborted baby parts to medical procurement companies like StemExpress.
  • 'Hero Rats' sniffing out land mines in Cambodia

    07/18/2015 5:18:48 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 10 replies
    upi ^ | July 16, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, - A Belgian nonprofit said land mines in Cambodia are being cleared with help from some unusual experts -- "Hero Rats" trained to sniff out TNT. The nonprofit, APOPO, said the 15 African giant pouched rats in Cambodia to assist the Cambodian Mine Action Center were trained in Tanzania to sniff out TNT and signal their handlers by scratching the ground. "We believe the rats will increase the efficiency of our operations," Heng Rattana, director of the Cambodian Mine Action Center, told the Global Post. "We are currently verifying the quality of their work." James Pursey, a...
  • Hillary is outdone in first major Iowa test as Bernie Sanders calls for a 'revolution'

    07/18/2015 3:00:46 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17 July 2015 | David Martosko
    Hillary is outdone in first major Iowa test as Bernie Sanders calls for a 'revolution' and Martin O'Malley has some Clinton partisans on their feet – and she talks mostly about HERSELF Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, two emotionally potent politicians determined to run far to the left of former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, outshined her Friday night during the Democratic presidential field's first big 'cattle-call' event. Following Clinton, who spoke in sharp cadence about herself and her family's story, the two men wowed a crowd of more than 1,300 with powerful appeals to...
  • Dems come to defense of Planned Parenthood (selling baby body parts)

    07/18/2015 2:10:19 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/15/15 | Sarah Ferris
    Congressional Democrats are coming to the defense of Planned Parenthood as Republicans launch investigations into the group’s use of fetal tissue from abortions. Multiple Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday dismissed a secretly recorded viral video that shows a Planned Parenthood executive detailing how the livers, lungs and hearts of fetuses are preserved during abortions for medical research. “It’s got a Benghazi feel to it, for me,” centrist Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.) said. “They’ve been attacking Planned Parenthood for years,” said Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), another prominent abortion rights supporter. “They’ve been calling for investigations for years.” Still, the footage, which was...
  • Hillary Has LGBT Fundraiser Tonight in Washington

    06/08/2015 2:10:34 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 18 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 8 Jun 15 | Daniel Halper
    Hillary Clinton is coming to Washington, D.C. for an LGBT fundraiser tonight. "Clinton will be in Washington, D.C., on Monday night for a fundraiser hosted by and attended by predominantly lesbian supporters," reports the Huffington Post. "About 120 people are expected to attend the event, which is being billed as 'an intimate fundraiser' at the Woman's National Democratic Club.
  • 'Target: Bums' poster pops up in Bucktown (Yuppie Area of Chicago)

    04/23/2015 12:17:20 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4/23/2015 | Geoff Ziezulewicz
    Chicago's rats are a brazen, shameless group, as likely to stare back at you as they are to scurry away underneath that alley mattress. Every Chicagoan breathes a little easier when they see the Streets and Sanitation Department's yellow, ever-present "Target: Rats" signs advertising that their neighborhood vermin are about to get poisoned. Bill Healy was walking home from dinner Tuesday night near North Wolcott and West North avenues in Bucktown when he thought he saw one of those signs heralding the end for area rodents. But a closer inspection revealed that the sign actually read "Target: Bums."
  • What’s in a name? ‘Hillary’ by any other name would still be controversial

    04/08/2015 12:21:15 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 30 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | 7 Apr 15 | Anita Kumar
    There’s Beyoncé and Madonna, Cher and Prince. And now Hillary. It may not be exactly the same as the long list of celebrities known by their first names. But Hillary Clinton has become known simply as Hillary in bumper stickers and headlines, on Twitter and Facebook, around water coolers and in coffee shops. Yet some Americans, mostly women, don’t think the former secretary of state, U.S. senator from New York and first lady should be called by just her first name.
  • Top Dems voice 'great skepticism' over Iran nuclear deal (trust Hussein?)

    04/03/2015 8:31:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/02/15 | Mike Lillis
    Several top Democrats are voicing grave reservations over the Obama administration's emerging deal governing the future of Iran's nuclear program. Reps. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) and Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) said they welcome a discussion on the framework agreement unveiled Thursday, but harbor deep doubts that the Iranians can be trusted to make good on their commitments. "I greet any deal with Iran with great skepticism given its deceptive history and ongoing destabilizing and dangerous activities," Deutch, the ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs subpanel on the Middle East, said in a statement. "I remain deeply concerned as to how a...
  • Wesley Pruden column: "A deal with Iran built on lies"

    04/03/2015 12:18:48 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 2 Apr 15 | Wesley Pruden
    "Everything about the so-called deal with Iran, including the reputations of the men who negotiated it, is a lie. It’s likely to be a deadly lie for millions of people who will die on account of it. The world should mark well everyone responsible for it."