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  • Texas to Take Action on Obama’s Border Crisis

    07/22/2014 5:50:36 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 25 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/22/14 | Arnold Ahlert
    Texas Governor Rick Perry announced Monday afternoon that he is sending 1,000 members of the Texas National Guard to the U.S.-Mexican border. “Over the years I have repeatedly called on the federal government to live up to its responsibility of protecting this great nation by securing the border,” said Perry, who added that he will “not stand idly by while our citizens are under assault and little children from Central America are detained in squalor.” Under assault might be an understatement. According to Perry, more than 203,000 illegal aliens responsible for committing more than 640,000 crimes, including 3000 homicides, have...
  • U.S. GDP Dropped 2.9% In The First Quarter 2014, Down Sharply From Second Estimate

    06/25/2014 6:14:15 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 24 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 25, 2014 | Sam Sharf
    The latest data shows the U.S. economy contracted significantly more than previously estimate in the first quarter of this year.On Wednesday, the Bureau of Economic Analysis released its third and final estimate of real gross domestic product for the first three months of 2014. The release showed output in the U.S. declining at an annual rate of 2.9%. This is relative to fourth quarter 2013, when real GDP grew 2.6%.The final number is also down from BEA’s negative 1% second estimate released last month, and even more sharply from its first estimate that showed GDP growing 0.1%. While this makes Q1 was...
  • IRS canceled e-mail back-up service – weeks after Lerner hard drive crash

    06/23/2014 7:49:52 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 23 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    The coincidences just keep on a-rolling in the IRS targeting scandal. It turns out that the IRS didn’t just pay some low-level schlep to recycle backup server tapes on a six-month basis to maintain their e-mail records. They paid an outside firm, Sonasoft, to archive that data for long-term retrieval — or at least they did. That contract got canceled just weeks after Lois Lerner’s hard-drive failure, the Daily Caller learned: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) cancelled its longtime relationship with an email-storage contractor just weeks after ex-IRS official Lois Lerner’s computer crashed and shortly before other IRS officials’ computers...
  • The Collapsing Obama Doctrine

    06/17/2014 6:42:24 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 12 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Tuesday, June 17, 2014 | Dick Cheney and Liz Cheney
    As the terrorists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) threaten Baghdad, thousands of slaughtered Iraqis in their wake, it is worth recalling a few of President Obama's past statements about ISIS and al Qaeda. "If a J.V. team puts on Lakers' uniforms that doesn't make them Kobe Bryant" (January 2014). "[C]ore al Qaeda is on its heels, has been decimated" (August 2013). "So, let there be no doubt: The tide of war is receding" (Sept 2011). Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many. Too many times to...
  • Rep. Raul Labrador Will Challenge Kevin McCarthy for GOP Leader: A race for Cantor's job after all.

    06/13/2014 5:01:09 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 23 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 13, 2014 | Tim Alberta
    Rep. Raul Labrador, a fiery conservative lawmaker from Idaho, will challenge House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy in next Thursday's special election to replace Eric Cantor as majority leader, according to Republican sources. "I want a House Leadership team that reflects the best of our conference," Labrador said in a statement provided to National Journal. He later added: "I am running for Majority Leader because I want to help create a vision of growth and opportunity for everyone and start getting to work for the American people." A sophomore representative from a heavily Republican district, Labrador's election would dramatically alter the...
  • Now the White House says Hagel made final call on Bergdahl

    06/10/2014 5:27:23 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 01:05 EST, 10 June 2014 | Zoe Szathmary
    FInal approval for the prisoner exchange that freed Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was made by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, members of Congress learned on Monday from administration officials. 'They indicated (it was) Secretary Hagel (who made the final call),' Rep. Buck McKeon (R-CA) said after a classified briefing, ABC points out. 'It was the president of the United States that came out (in the Rose Garden) with the Bergdahls and took all the credit and now that there’s been a little pushback he’s moving away from it and it’s Secretary Hagel?' Last week, Hagel said the swap was a unanimous...
  • 2 police officers, 3 others dead in Las Vegas shootings, authorities say

    06/08/2014 5:02:43 PM PDT · by Pox · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/08/2014 | Foxnews.com
    Two Las Vegas police officers and one civilian were shot and killed Sunday when a gun-toting duo went on a killing spree before shooting one another dead in an apparent suicide pact, authorities say. Las Vegas police spokesman Larry Hadfield told The Associated Press that the shooting spree began around 11:30 a.m. Sunday when a man and woman walked into CiCi's Pizza restaurant on North Nellis Boulevard and ambushed two officers who were eating lunch.
  • US sends assault ship with 1,000 Marines near Libya, asks Americans to 'depart immediately'

    05/27/2014 6:18:56 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 51 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 27 May 2014
    The US is sending 1,000 Marines in an amphibious assault ship to Libya's coast as a “precautionary” move should the US embassy require evacuation, a US official said. Security concerns also led the US to suggest Americans in Libya "depart immediately." Adding to tensions, gunmen attacked the Tripoli home of Libya’s new prime minister, Ahmed Maiteeq, on Tuesday. Businessman Maiteeq, 42, and his family escaped harm, according to AFP. An aide to Maiteeq said "there was an attack with rockets and small arms on the prime minister's house" in Tripoli at 3:00 a.m. (0100 GMT). Maiteeq’s guards opened fire on...
  • US Marshal Shoots Defendant in Federal Court

    04/21/2014 11:33:36 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | 04/21/2014
    US Marshal Shoots Defendant in Federal Court A U.S. marshal shot and critically wounded a defendant on Monday in a new federal courthouse after the man rushed the witness stand with a pen at his trial in Salt Lake City, authorities said. Defendant Siale Angilau was hospitalized with at least one chest wound, FBI spokesman Mark Dressen said. The witness wasn't hurt. Angilau was one of 17 people named in a 29-count racketeering indictment filed in 2008 accusing gang members of conspiracy, assault, robbery and weapons offenses.
  • German Homeschoolers, Romeike Family, Will Not Be Deported, DHS Says

    03/04/2014 2:15:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/04/2014 | Napp Nazworth
    The Department of Homeland Security has granted a special status to the Romeikes, a German homeschooling family that was under threat of being deported after being denied a Supreme Court review Monday, that will allow them to stay in the United States. DHS has granted them "indefinite deferred status," according to a Home School Legal Defense Association press release. The Romeikes were initially granted asylum in the United States after they were threatened with jail time and losing custody of their children for choosing to homeschool. The Obama administration, though, appealed that decision and won, arguing that there is no...
  • Former Bush Speechwriter: Obama Plagiarized Bush’s 2007 SOTU Speech

    01/29/2014 10:08:37 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-29-14
    Following President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, former George W. Bush speechwriter Mark Thiessen told Fox News Channel’s “The Kelly File” host Megyn Kelly that Obama’s speech plagiarized lines from Bush’s 2007 speech, for which he said he was the lead speechwriter. “It was eerily familiar,” Thiessen said. “There were lines like, ‘Our job is to help Americans build a future of hope and opportunity. A future of hope and opportunity begins with a growing economy. A future of hope and opportunity requires our citizens have affordable and available health care.’ ‘Extending opportunity and hope depends...
  • Obama hiking minimum pay for new federal contracts

    01/28/2014 7:29:50 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 28, 2014 7:40 AM EST | Jim Kuhnhenn
    President Barack Obama will sign an executive order setting the minimum wage for workers under new federal contracts at $10.10 an hour, the White House said Tuesday. The president will announce the increase during his State of the Union address. The increase from a national minimum wage of $7.25 an hour will not affect existing federal contracts, only new ones. Moreover, contract renewals will not be affected unless other terms of the agreement change. The order would be one of the biggest examples in the State of the Union of Obama’s vow to use presidential authority to push for policies...
  • NSA spying through Angry Birds, Google Maps, leaked documents reportedly reveal

    01/27/2014 1:33:42 PM PST · by Doogle · 25 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 01/27/14 | FOXNEWS
    The NSA and its British counterpart are tapping popular smartphone apps such as Angry Birds to peek into the tremendous amounts of very personal data those bits of software collect -- including age, location, sex and even sexual preferences, according to new reports from the New York Times and The Guardian. Citing confidential documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden, the reports detail efforts to supplement data collection from cell phone carriers and smartphones by tapping into “leaky” apps themselves. “Some apps, the documents state, can share users' most sensitive information such as sexual orientation – and one app recorded in...
  • Declassified Transcripts of Benghazi Briefings Released

    01/14/2014 12:01:19 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 59 replies
    House Armed Services Committee ^ | Jan 13 2014 | Press Releases
    Armed Services Committee Examined Actions Of Military Chain Of Command Before, During, and After Attack WASHINGTON— The House Armed Services Committee today released a series of recently declassified transcripts of briefings on the September 11th 2012 attack on Americans in Benghazi, Libya. The briefings were conducted by the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations then chaired by Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL), though they were open to all members of the Committee and attended by Members off the Committee. The briefings, which took place over the course of several months, were part of the Committee’s examination of the actions of the military...
  • BREAKING: Liz Cheney dropping out of Wyoming Senate race.

    01/06/2014 4:04:48 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/06/2014 | Fox News
    Liz Cheney is ending her campaign to be the next senator from Wyoming, dropping her primary challenge to Republican incumbent Mike Enzi. The daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, in a written statement released Monday morning, cited health issues in the family. "Serious health issues have recently arisen in our family, and under the circumstances, I have decided to discontinue my campaign," she said. "My children and their futures were the motivation for our campaign and their health and well-being will always be my overriding priority. ... Though this campaign stops today, my commitment to keep fighting with you...
  • Senate Dems weaken GOP power with major filibuster rule change

    11/21/2013 10:17:57 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 117 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | November 21, 2013 • | FoxNews/AP
    Senate Democrats bowled over Republicans on Thursday to win approval for a highly controversial rule change which would limit the GOP's ability to block nominees. Majority Leader Harry Reid, moving quickly following days of speculation, used the so-called "nuclear option" to pass the change. Typically, major changes like this take 67 votes, but he did it with just a simple majority. With Republicans fuming, the change weakens the power of the minority to stall nominations for top positions. Instead of needing 60 votes to break a filibuster, the change means Democrats will now need just 51.
  • Breaking: James O’Keefe Tweets Sebelius – “Might Want to Cancel Your Plans Tomorrow”

    11/20/2013 10:06:48 AM PST · by Sopater · 43 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 20, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    You were warned… James O’Keefe tweeted HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius yesterday warning her that another bomb is about to drop.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Just 51,000 people completed Obamacare applications...

    10/10/2013 2:23:50 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 10 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 10/10/13 | David martasko
    EXCLUSIVE: Just 51,000 people completed Obamacare applications during the website's first week, out of tens of millions of Americans in 36 states Obamacare's main signup engine attracted just 6,200 new customers on its launch day and 51,000 after the first week At the same rate, the 6-month open enrollment period would sign up just 2 million Americans, including 14 states and D.C., which have their own insurance exchanges The Congressional Budget Office says Obamacare needs at least 7 million customers to stay afloat financially Numerous Obama administration officials have denied seeing any enrollment figures at all MailOnline's sources are two...
  • Media Fail: Obama Approval Plummets to 37%

    10/09/2013 11:47:10 AM PDT · by lbryce · 8 replies
    Breibart ^ | October 9, 2013 | John Nolte
    In today's edition of polls the media will collectively ignore, a new AP-GFK polls finds that Barack Obama's job approval rating has plummeted to 37%. The President's disapproval rating is up to 53%. There is no good news in this poll for anyone, but if past is prologue, this is the number the media will pretend does not exist as they attempt to manufacture a reality in which only the GOP is in trouble over the shutdown. While the poll shows that 62% blame the GOP for the shutdown and "[a]bout half said Obama or the Democrats in Congress bear...
  • Oh, and By the Way, Obama’s Approval Rating Down to 37

    10/09/2013 10:27:55 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/9/13 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Talk about burying the lede. Seven paragraphs into a report it headlines “Poll: GOP Gets The Blame In Shutdown,” which purports to show how lopsidedly an angry public has come down against Republicans over the so-called shutdown of the government, the Associated Press grudginly drops this little detail: Most Americans disapprove of the way Obama is handling his job, the poll suggests, with 53 percent unhappy with his performance and 37 percent approving of it. In fact, the spin notwithstanding, the poll is full of bad news for the administration.
  • FACT CHECK: Obama's Syria case still lacks proof

    09/11/2013 6:28:22 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 11, 2013 | CALVIN WOODWARD
    President Barack Obama voiced his conviction Tuesday night that Syrian President Bashar Assad was to blame for deadly chemical attacks against civilians, but again he offered no proof. A look at his remarks to the nation, seeking support for a military strike against Syria, and how they compare with the facts as publicly known:
  • Snowden granted asylum in Russia, leaves Moscow airport

    08/01/2013 2:12:36 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 9 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | Isabel Gorst and William Branigin
    MOSCOW — Edward Snowden, the fugitive former U.S. security contractor, left the transit zone at Moscow’s international airport Thursday after Russian authorities granted him temporary asylum.
  • Results are in: Vidak wins in Senate race (CA)

    07/24/2013 3:30:56 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 18 replies
    Cal Watchdog ^ | July 24, 2013 | Katy Grimes
    “With 100% of precincts reporting, the Hanford-area grower holds a nearly 6,000 vote lead over Kern County Supervisor Leticia Perez in the contentious 16th State Senate race,” 23 ABC News in Bakersfield just reported. The California Secretary of State is reporting Vidak has 54 percent of the vote, with a total of 39,085 votes. Perez has 46 percent of the vote, with a total of 33,252 votes. Kern County and Fresno County were where the majority of the provisional ballots appeared in the special election. In yesterday’s election, Kern County reported 48.1 percent for Vidak, and 58.9 percent for Perez....
  • Update: Supreme Court strikes down DOMA, Proposition 8

    06/26/2013 8:10:28 AM PDT · by haffast · 86 replies
    The United States Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Proposition 8 on Wednesday, in two significant wins for supporters of same-sex marriages. Neither ruling established a federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage, but they invalidated one federal law that defined marriage as only a union between a man and a woman, and a California referendum that barred same-sex marriages in that state. Justice Anthony Kennedy said in a 5-4 decision in United States v. Windsor that the federal law known as DOMA deprived the equal liberty of persons that is protected by the Constitution. “DOMA’s...
  • Supreme Court invalidates Arizona voter registration law

    06/17/2013 11:02:05 AM PDT · by Puppage · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06/17/2013
    In a 7-2 vote, the court said the voter registration provision of the 2004 state law, known as Proposition 200, was trumped by a federal law, the 1993 National Voter Registration Act. The state law was strongly opposed by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (Maldef) and Indian tribes. They said it deterred legal voters who did not have the required paperwork from registering to vote.
  • Justices Reject Arizona Voting Law Requiring Proof of Citizenship

    06/17/2013 11:12:19 AM PDT · by lbryce · 52 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 17, 2013 | Adam Liptak
    Arizona may not require documentary proof of citizenship from prospective voters, the Supreme Court ruled in a 7-to-2 decision on Monday. Justice Antonin Scalia, writing for the majority in Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, No. 12-71, said a federal law requiring states to “accept and use” a federal form displaced an Arizona law. The federal law, the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, allows voters to register using a federal form that asks, “Are you a citizen of the United States?” Prospective voters must check a box for yes or no, and they must sign the form, swearing...
  • Girl dying of cystic fibrosis receives lung transplant

    06/12/2013 11:45:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/12/2013
    <p>Sarah Murnaghan, the 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl dying of cystic fibrosis, is receiving her long-awaited lung transplant.</p> <p>According to a Facebook post from Sarah’s mother, Janet, the family received word this morning of new lungs that had been made available, and Sarah is currently in surgery. The operation could take anywhere from six to 12 hours.</p>
  • Report: Leon Panetta Gave Classified Material to 'Zero Dark Thirty' Screenwriter

    06/05/2013 11:52:42 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 29 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6-5-2013 | William Bigelow
    Not only did former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta leak the name of the Navy SEAL group responsible for the killing of Osama Bin Laden in 2011, but the release of the Pentagon Inspector General’s (IG) report revealing the incident, which was ready in July 2012, was delayed until now. In the spring of 2012, GOP members accused Barack Obama’s administration of leaking national security secrets to help Obama get reelected, but the administration denied it. At a CIA awards ceremony on June 24, 2011, Panetta named the SEAL group and its commander. Among those present were 1300 military and...
  • Donilon to resign, Rice to take over

    06/05/2013 6:07:23 AM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 5, 2013 8:49 AM (ET) | JULIE PACE
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's top national security adviser Tom Donilon is resigning and will be replaced by Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. who has been a lightning rod for Republican criticism over faulty explanations for the attack that killed four Americans in Benghazi, Libya. Donilon has been a key foreign policy adviser to President Barack Obama. But the 58-year-old had been expected to depart sometime this year, with Rice seen as the likely candidate to replace him. Her selection is sure to anger congressional Republicans, who have accused the administration of inconsistency and a cover-up...
  • Top IRS Official to Invoke Fifth, Issa Subpoenas

    05/21/2013 2:17:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 105 replies
    National Journal ^ | 5/21/13 | Shane Goldmacher
    Lois Lerner, the IRS official who headed the tax-exempt division when the targeting of tea-party groups took place, plans to invoke her Fifth Amendment right to refuse to answer questions before Congress on Wednesday. But Republican Rep. Darrell Issa, the chairman of the House oversight committee where Lerner was to appear, has issued a subpoena to Lerner anyway. The subpoena was delivered after the committee received the letter from Lerner's attorney, a committee aide said. Her attorney, William Taylor, said in a letter obtained by National Journal, that Lerner had "not committed any crime or made any misrepresentation" but that...
  • Court: Drug dog sniff is unconstitutional search

    03/26/2013 11:36:13 AM PDT · by edcoil · 33 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that police cannot bring drug-sniffing police dogs onto a suspect's property to look for evidence without first getting a warrant for a search, a decision which may limit how investigators use dogs' sensitive noses to search out drugs, explosives and other items hidden from human sight, sound and smell.
  • In the face of sequester, Obama finds $190 million for Egypt's Morsi

    03/04/2013 8:17:48 AM PST · by pgkdan · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/04/13 | Thomas Liffson
    Gee, how many meat inspectors will be laid off to pay for this? How many air traffic controllers? How many kids will go hungry? Nancy A. Youssef of the McClatchy Newspapers writes: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry promised Sunday to give Egypt $190 million to help the government pay its bills, but said more money would require that Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi move quickly to resolve the country's differences with the International Monetary Fund, reform its security services and take steps to provide equal rights for women and religious minorities.
  • Homeland Security official quits after illegal immigrants freed over budget cuts

    02/27/2013 2:26:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2/27/13 | Staff
    Washington - The senior Homeland Security Department official in charge of arresting and deporting illegal immigrants announced his resignation the same day the agency said that hundreds of people facing deportation had been released from immigration jails due to looming budget cuts, according to a resignation letter obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press. The government said he had told his bosses weeks ago that he planned to retire. Gary Mead, executive associate director over enforcement and removal operations at Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, disclosed his departure
  • Pope Benedict XVI Says He Will Resign

    02/11/2013 10:28:40 AM PST · by lbryce · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 11, 2013 | RACHEL DONADIO and ALAN COWELL
    Citing advanced years and infirmity, but showing characteristic tough-mindedness and unpredictability, Pope Benedict XVI shocked Roman Catholics on Monday by saying that he would resign on Feb. 28, becoming the first pope to do so in six centuries. Speaking in Latin to a small gathering of cardinals at the Vatican on Monday morning, Benedict said that after examining his conscience “before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise” of leading the world’s one billion Roman Catholics. The statement, soon translated into seven languages, ricocheted...
  • Finally - Hillary Clinton to testify about Benghazi

    01/23/2013 8:32:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/23/2013 | Rick Moran
    I'm sure the Obama administration wishes questions about the Benghazi attack and subsequent murder of our ambassador and 3 others would just go away. They successfully stonewalled the issue until after the election and then some ill-timed health issues afflicting Secretary Clinton prevented her from testifying last year. But today, the House and Senate foreign affairs committees will each get their shot at question Mrs. Clinton about what happened, why the investigation has been botched, and why the perpetrators are still at large thumbing their nose at the US government. From THE HILL: ________________________ Republicans have been clamoring for her...
  • Gun Owner's House Targeted by Burglars

    01/14/2013 7:01:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2016 | Carol Platt Liebau
    In the wake of a deplorable decision by the Journal News to publish the names and addresses of law-abiding citizens with gun permits,  a home in White Plains, NY was targeted by burglars attempting to steal the gunsIf a New York victim of gun violence is to be allowed the right to sue a gun manufacturers and distributor, for argument's sake, wouldn't it seem that the victim of the White Plains crime would have a strong case for suing the Journal News? After all, in both cases, criminal third parties took the product provided by the businesses at issue and...
  • Conservatives removed from financial committees by GOP House leadership

    12/04/2012 5:59:49 AM PST · by CaptainKrunch · 81 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | December 3, 2012 | Francesca Chambers
    The fissure between the GOP establishment and Tea Party members in Congress blew wide open Monday evening when conservative members of Congress were suddenly removed from House financial committees.RedState’s Erick Erickson was the first reliable source to share that conservatives were reportedly being removed from the House’s finance related committees by Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio).Shortly after, Roll Call reported that Rep. David Schweikert of Arizona had been removed from from the Financial Services Committee “for bucking the party line too often.”“This morning Congressman Schweikert learned there was a price to be paid for voting based on principle. That...
  • Democrats cobble together stadium crowd for Obama's speech piece by piece (Bussed in)

    09/03/2012 8:59:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Windsor Star / The Associated Press ^ | September 3, 2012 | Julie Pace
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - College students from across North Carolina will arrive in Charlotte by the busload. Same with members of predominantly black churches in neighbouring South Carolina. Their goal: help fill a 74,000-seat outdoor stadium to capacity when President Barack Obama accepts the Democratic nomination Thursday night. Anything short of a full house on the final night of the Democratic Party's national convention will be instant fodder for Republicans eager to use empty seats as symbols of waning voter enthusiasm for Obama. Democrats have been fretting for months over whether the president can draw a capacity crowd at Bank of...
  • Time's Person of The Year

    12/14/2011 1:03:23 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 15 2011 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — "The Protester" has been named Time's "Person of the Year" for 2011.
  • Cuccinelli Seeking Supreme Court Review of Virginia Health Care Lawsuit

    02/03/2011 10:05:06 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Newsplex ^ | 2/03/11
    Cuccinelli Seeking Supreme Court Review of Va. Health Care LawsuitUpdated: 11:56 AM Feb 3, 2011 Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli announced Thursday that the Commonwealth will file a petition to ask the United States Supreme Court to take Virginia's health care lawsuit now, as opposed to waiting for the case to first be decided by the court of appeals. The Petition for Certiorari Before Judgment in the United States Supreme Court in the case of Commonwealth v. Sebelius will be filed pursuant to Rule 11 of the Rules of the United States Supreme Court. **SNIP** Normally, appeals of decisions of...
  • Three Officers Shot in St. Petersburg

    01/24/2011 9:20:05 AM PST · by jessduntno · 12 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | 35 mins ago
    It was the latest in a rash of shootings of police officers in recent days and the second time that police were shot in Florida while serving arrest warrants. Two police officers, a man and a woman, were shot and killed last week in Miami, Fla., while serving an arrest warrant on a man wanted for murder. An officer in Lincoln City, Ore., was critically wounded late Sunday night when he pulled over a car for speeding. A manhunt is underway after a brief highway chase disabled the suspect's car. The driver ran into a wooded area and remains at...
  • Man arrested in Md. recruitment center bomb plot

    12/08/2010 12:07:04 PM PST · by BCW · 19 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 08 DEC 2010 | Associated Press
    A Baltimore man was arrested Tuesday for plotting to blow up a military recruitment center, authorities said. The man was caught in a sting operation and was plotting to blow up an Armed Forces recruiting station in Catonsville with what he believed to be a vehicle bomb, the U.S. Attorney's Office for Maryland said in a statement. "There was no actual danger to the public as the explosives were inert and the suspect had been carefully monitored by law enforcement for months," the statement said. There was no evidence the plot was linked to recent shootings at military installations in...
  • Police don't see positive end in search [for missing Skelton boys]

    11/30/2010 9:07:29 AM PST · by freespirited · 7 replies
    WDTN ^ | 11/30/10 | Corey Williams
    MORENCI, Mich. (AP) - A police chief says authorities "do not anticipate a positive outcome" in the search for three Michigan brothers who have been missing since their father's attempted suicide. Morenci Police Chief Larry Weeks told reporters Tuesday that searchers are continuing to look for 9-year-old Andrew, 7-year-old Alexander and 5-year-old Tanner Skelton. The boys last were seen on Thanksgiving in their father's backyard. Weeks says the assessment is based on information including statements from 39-year-old John Skelton. He says no decision has been made about whether to bring charges in the disappearance. Police say John Skelton attempted suicide...
  • Obama administration plans to pull back National Guard from much of the border

    11/18/2010 12:59:13 PM PST · by Mozilla · 28 replies
    The Obama Administration plans to withdraw National Guard troops from the Texas, New Mexico and California borders by the end February under a new Southwest security plan, even as turmoil in Mexican border cities grows, according to documents obtained by The Washington Examiner. A letter sent to various members of the Texas Congressional delegation from Texas' Gov. Rick Perry's office says, "In February, 2011, the Texas, New Mexico, and California National Guard forces that were deployed to the border in September, 2010, under President's Obama's Southwest Border Augmentation Plan, will have 30 days to complete a total draw down of...
  • Sweden to issue int'l warrant for Assange

    11/18/2010 8:00:12 AM PST · by nuconvert · 7 replies · 1+ views
    STOCKHOLM – Swedish prosecutors say they will seek an international arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in a rape investigation. The announcement came after a Stockholm court approved their request to detain Assange for questioning in the case, which stems from his encounters with two Swedish women in August
  • Police: Shots fired at Coast Guard office in Va

    11/02/2010 8:27:51 AM PDT · by Braak · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 11/2/2010 | AP
    WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) — Police in northern Virginia say shots were fired overnight at a Coast Guard recruiting station, the latest case of someone shooting at military buildings in the DC area. Prince William County police say they're investigating multiple bullet holes at the building.
  • State of Texas wins it's first World Series Game in Baseball History with Rangers 4-2 win

    10/30/2010 8:59:04 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 9 replies
    CBS - Dallas Fort Worth ^ | October 30, 2010 | steelers6
    Texas Rangers Notch First World Series Win October 30, 2010 8:55 PM ARLINGTON (AP) – Mitch Moreland hit a three-run homer in the second inning, Josh Hamilton added a solo shot in the fifth and the Texas Rangers beat the San Francisco Giants 4-2 on Saturday night to close to 2-1 in the World Series. With former President George W. Bush watching from a front-row seat, winner Colby Lewis allowed two runs and five hits in 7 2-3 innings. Neftali Feliz pitched the ninth for the save, completing a five-hitter. Down 4-0, San Francisco came back on solo home runs...
  • Hah: Sharron Angle sends Behar flowers; Update: Open-borders Behar responds on The Spew, reiterates

    10/27/2010 1:53:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 10/27/10 | Michelle Malkin
    After Joy Behar’s “bitch” session on The Spew yesterday, Nevada GOP Senate candidate Sharron Angle struck back…with flowers and a cheery note. Via Elizabeth Crum at NRO Battle ’10: No one can accuse Team Angle of not having a healthy sense of humor. In response to Joy Behar’s vicious remarks on The View, the Angle campaign sent a lovely flower arrangement with a note enclosed. “Joy, Raised $150,000 online yesterday. Thanks for your help. Sincerely, Sharron Angle”
  • NPR fires Juan Williams for Muslim remarks on Fox

    10/21/2010 8:56:19 AM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 51 replies · 2+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | 10-21-10 | Michael Calderone
    NPR terminated the contract of Juan Williams on Wednesday after comments the veteran journalist and news analyst made about Muslims on Fox's "The O'Reilly Factor." Fox News host Bill O'Reilly stirred up controversy last week on "The View" after making the blanket statement that "Muslims killed us on 9/11," a comment that led to co-hosts Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg walking off the set.
  • Rick Lazio drops out of governor's race

    09/27/2010 10:13:31 AM PDT · by neverdem · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 27, 2010 | CARL CAMPANILE
    Rick Lazio withdrew today from the Conservative Party line and dropped out of the governor’s race. The former Long Island congressman, who lost to Carl Paladino in the GOP primary three weeks ago, made the announcement this afternoon, which coincides with the deadline for him to be nominated for a judgeship...