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  • U.S. says Navy ship fired warning shots at Iranian vessels

    01/09/2017 6:44:05 AM PST · by traumer · 41 replies
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy destroyer fired three warning shots at four Iranian fast-attack vessels after they closed in at a high rate of speed near the Strait of Hormuz, two U.S. defense officials told Reuters on Monday. The incident, which occurred Sunday and was first reported by Reuters, comes as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take office on Jan. 20. In September, Trump vowed that any Iranian vessels that harass the U.S. Navy in the Gulf would be "shot out of the water." The officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the USS Mahan established radio...
  • Mayor Liccardo, San Jose Police Issue New Statements Regarding Violence at Donald Trump Rally

    06/06/2016 10:37:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    San Jose Inside ^ | June 3, 2016 | Josh Koehn, Managing Editor
    Perhaps realizing initial statements gave short shrift to the violent episodes outside of Donald Trump’s rally Thursday night at the San Jose Convention Center, both Mayor Sam Liccardo and the San Jose police released additional comments Friday. SJPD initially limited its release of information regarding the violent clashes to noting an officer was assaulted and a “few” people were arrested. Liccardo commended police in his original statement, but seemed to have it both ways in blaming Trump and the people who participated in assaults taking place in the streets following the rally. In an email blast Friday morning, Liccardo came...
  • Schumer: Feds must work faster to test explosive detectors

    04/03/2016 10:31:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 3, 2016 5:20 AM EDT | Michael Balsamo
    The Department of Homeland Security must move faster to test explosive detectors that can sense compounds that have been used in recent extremist attacks and to determine if the devices can be installed at airports and train stations across the country, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said. For about eight years, federal officials have funded the development of the electronic trace detection system, which would be capable of continuously monitoring an area for vapor from explosives, including the bomb-making material TATP. But while the technology has proved successful in laboratory tests, it hasn’t been scheduled for government field tests until the...
  • Muslim Migrants with Weapons Riot at Swedish Refugee Center After Being Denied Candy

    02/02/2016 5:19:57 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 53 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 1/30/2016 | Pamela Geller
    Every day there are more stories like this -- mindless savagery is rampant now in Europe. The denial by the media and the political elites continues. And it will continue until the unthinkable happens, when reality drops a MOAB on their fantasy. The authorities are blocking these news reports in Sweden and Germany, with the help of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Tensions rise in Sweden as teen migrants go on the rampage with makeshift weapons at child refugee centre - just days after female worker was brutally murdered Group of men attacked staff with makeshift weapons at a refugee centre....

    04/27/2015 7:48:34 PM PDT · by yuffy · 70 replies ^ | April 27, 2015 5:39 pm | By WYATT
    Things have gotten way out of control in Baltimore County following the death of Freddie Gray, but at least one mother is doing her best to make sure her son doesn’t get caught up in the rioting. Look what one CNN news crew caught live on camera:
  • [Official] Rolling Stone Retracts Article on Rape at University of Virginia

    04/05/2015 5:33:34 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 34 replies
    New York Times ^ | APRIL 5, 2015 | RAVI SOMAIYA
    "Rolling Stone’s fundamental mistake, Mr. Dana said, was in suspending any skepticism about Jackie’s account because of the sensitivity of the issue." ... “We didn’t think through all the implications of the decisions that we made while reporting the story, and we never sort of allowed for the fact that maybe the story we were being told was not true,” ...
  • Howard Dean: U.S Should Walk Away from Iran Negotiations (Video at link)

    04/01/2015 10:26:14 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/1/15 9:09am | Brendan Bordelon
    In a move that stunned the hosts of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, liberal former Vermont governor Howard Dean agreed that the U.S. should now walk away from the nuclear negotiation table with Iran. Talks in Lausanne, Switzerland over the Islamic theocracy’s nuclear program extended past Tuesday night’s deadline, with negotiators stuck on what to do with the uranium already enriched and the time it would take for Iran to convert an approved nuclear energy program into one capable of producing weapons. While these details remain unresolved, Iranian negotiators are still demanding an immediate end to international sanctions on their country. “I...
  • Arrests plummet 66% with NYPD in virtual work stoppage

    12/30/2014 5:44:53 AM PST · by PROCON · 190 replies ^ | Dec. 29, 2014 | Larry Celona, Shawn Cohen and Bruce Golding
    It’s not a slowdown — it’s a virtual work stoppage. NYPD traffic tickets and summonses for minor offenses have dropped off by a staggering 94 percent following the execution of two cops — as officers feel betrayed by the mayor and fear for their safety, The Post has learned. The dramatic drop comes as Police Commissioner Bill Bratton and Mayor de Blasio plan to hold an emergency summit on Tuesday with the heads of the five police unions to try to close the widening rift between cops and the administration. The unprecedented meeting is being held at the new Police...
  • (UN) War crimes commission takes aim at Islamic State (i.e. ISIS)

    07/25/2014 8:23:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 25, 2014 8:08 PM EDT
    The head of the independent U.N. commission on Syrian war crimes said Friday that commanders of the Islamic State extremist group are “good candidates" to be put on a confidential list of alleged perpetrators. Brazilian diplomat and scholar Paulo Sergio Pinheiro said the al-Qaida breakaway group, which now controls a swath of north and eastern Syria, has carried out public executions, crucifixions and other “gross human rights violations.” […] He said the list includes people who are “criminally responsible for hostage-taking, torture and executions;” heads of Syrian intelligence branches and detention facilities where detainees are tortured; military commanders who target...
  • After Voting With Him 97% Of The Time, Heidi Heitkamp Helps Other Democrats Campaign Against Obama

    04/18/2014 6:59:18 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    You really have to admire the chutzpah. In her 2012 campaign, Senator Heidi Heitkamp worked long and hard to brand herself not as a liberal Democrat, but as an “independent” who would “stand up” to President Barack Obama. Such rhetoric was necessary in a state where Obama lost by more than 20 points, and Heitkamp herself won by just a few thousand votes. It’s hard to imagine Heitkamp being in the US Senate now had she not campaigned so hard against Obama. But she did, and she won, and then spent her first year in the US Senate voting with...
  • NYT reporter: Obama admin “most closed, control-freak administration I’ve ever covered”

    10/06/2013 5:27:41 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 57 replies ^ | October 5, 2013 | ED MORRISSEY
    Remember when the media rushed to talk about transparency in the Barack Obama “Hope and Change” era? Good times, good times. Leonard Downie, who once worked as the executive editor of the Washington Post and wrote a novel about Washington corruption and the Iraq War, finds a bigger and non-fictional problem in the successor to George W. Bush. Downie gives the Post a preview of his report from the Committee to Protect Journalists which outlines the Obama war on reporters and their sources: “A memo went out from the chief of staff a year ago to White House employees and...
  • Report: NBC backing away from Hillary miniseries

    08/19/2013 2:51:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/19/2013 | AllahPundit
    So says FTVLive. After all the free publicity the RNC’s given them by threatening to boycott NBC News as a debate sponsor, is NBC really going to slaughter this cash cow?In fairness, a multi-hour miniseries about Hillary’s triumph over serial victimization would have been a terrible drag. Better to do it in a shorter, snappier format. Three words, my friends: “Hillary! The Musical”. NBC sources tell FTVLive that the NBC suits have figured the Clinton miniseries “just isn’t worth it.”Word is that NBC is going to let it quietly go away without saying a word. NBC does not want to...
  • Mitt Romney Talks AP, IRS, Benghazi On Leno, Says "I'm Not A Fan Of The President" (video)

    05/18/2013 3:50:42 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 59 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | May 18, 2013 | Ian Schwartz
    Former Gov. Mitt Romney, the Republican party's presidential nominee in 2012, received large applause as he was introduced on Friday's broadcast of The Tonight Show by host Jay Leno in his first appearance on the late night show since he lost to President Barack Obama in November. Leno asked Romney about the Obama administration's scandal-plagued week and gave him ample time to address the AP, IRS and Benghazi investigations. After making it clear he was done in politics, Romney was given nearly ten minutes to slam Obama's handling of Benghazi and his administration's involvement in other scandals. While discussing the...
  • Obama Offers 20 Million Gulf Acres Off Texas for Oil and Gas Development

    10/25/2012 1:38:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/25/2012 | Bridget Johnson
    Taking heat on the campaign trail over fossil fuel production on federal lands, the Interior Department today announced an oil and gas lease sale that will offer more than 20 million acres off the coast of Texas and will make available all unleased areas in the Western Gulf of Mexico Planning Area. The sale will be held Nov. 28 in New Orleans. “The President’s commitment to a comprehensive, all-of-the-above energy strategy is creating jobs here at home while reducing our dependence on foreign oil,” said Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. “Exploration and development of our Western Gulf’s vital energy resources will...
  • Libyan authorities to dissolve 'unlawful' militias

    09/22/2012 9:26:25 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 30 replies
    France24 ^ | 23 September 2012
    AFP - The Libyan authorities said late Saturday they had decided to dissolve all militias and armed groups that did not come under State authority. The move, a day after Benghazi residents rebelled against the militias in violence that killed at least 11 people and wounded over 70, was announced by Mohammed al-Megaryef, head of the national assembly, in the eastern city.
  • Maher Defends Limbaugh: 'He Apologized, Liberals Looking Bad Not Accepting'

    03/06/2012 7:54:45 PM PST · by Ballygrl · 28 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 3/6/12 | Noel Sheppard
    Here's something you probably thought you'd never see. Vulgarian Bill Maher Tuesday actually came out on Twitter in defense of - wait for it! - conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh: Bill Maher @billmaher Hate to defend #RushLimbaugh but he apologized, liberals looking bad not accepting. Also hate intimidation by sponsor pullout So, why do you think he did this? In the wake of the Limbaugh-Sandra Fluke controversy, Maher's coming under a lot of pressure from conservative groups for his vulgar attacks on women. Despite his claim Friday that he's different from Limbaugh because he doesn't have any sponsors, he knows...
  • Bill Maher Defends Limbaugh's Apology to Sandra Fluke

    03/06/2012 7:56:39 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 41 replies ^ | March 6, 2012 | Todd Gilchrist
    Support for Rush Limbaugh came from an unexpected place Tuesday when Bill Maher took to Twitter to castigate liberals for their continued criticism of the conservative radio host. Maher, who hosts the left-leaning HBO series Real Time, posted a comment on his Twitter account just after 4 pm, saying, "Hate to defend #RushLimbaugh but he apologized, liberals looking bad not accepting. Also hate intimidation by sponsor pullout."
  • Clinton: Latin American drug cartels’ links to Iran, Hezbollah a concern

    03/04/2012 12:22:30 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 10 replies ^ | March 3rd 2012
    When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton voiced her concerns on Wednesday over intelligence reports that Latin American drug cartels are closely linked with Hezbollah and Iran, many within the U.S. law enforcement community were grateful that Obama Administration officials were finally acknowledging what cops already knew.
  • Some Democrats Are Wary of Occupy Wall Street (urging a softer tone)

    10/27/2011 6:37:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 10/27/11 | Alex Roarty
    Some Democrats Are Wary of Occupy Wall StreetBy Alex Roarty Oct 27 2011, 4:29 PM ET Pinched by a still sour economy and a deeply pessimistic public, President Obama and his Democratic allies are evincing a sharper, far more populist message as a defense against next year's Republican charge. Highlighted by a $450 billion proposal in Congress, paid for by taxing the wealthy, they have found a message tailor-made for their traditional base. But their new tone and, most notably, the emergence of the populist-fueled Occupy Wall Street movement, have left some Democrats worried. They are nervous that the president's...
  • Unions want to reopen budget talks with Malloy

    07/05/2011 4:11:24 PM PDT · by matt04 · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Trying to stop the layoffs of at least 6,000 workers, union leaders are asking Gov. Dannel Malloy to come back to the table to work out a concession agreement that will get passed by state workers. On Tuesday, the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition sent a letter to Malloy asking to reopen talks. Larry Dorman, a SEBAC said the leaders are not necessarily asking to "renegotiate" the labor savings and concessions agreement that failed to garner enough support for ratification. SEBAC leaders have not said specifically what would be part of a new concession agreement, but they are optimistic they...