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Jaw-Dropping Study Claims Large
Numbers of Non-Citizens Vote in U.S.
National Review Online, by Jim Geraghty    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/24/2014 11:52:32 PM     Post Reply
This study’s claim is pretty eye-opening… Our data comes from the Cooperative Congressional Election Study (CCES). Its large number of observations (32,800 in 2008 and 55,400 in 2010) provide sufficient samples of the non-immigrant sub-population, with 339 non-citizen respondents in 2008 and 489 in 2010. For the 2008 CCES, we also attempted to match respondents to voter files so that we could verify whether they actually voted. How many non-citizens participate in U.S. elections? More than 14 percent of non-citizens in both the 2008 and 2010 samples indicated that they were registered to vote. Furthermore, some of these non-citizens voted.

Senate Debate: Cornyn
Positive Amid Nasty
Attacks from Opponent
Breitbart Texas, by Sarah Rumpf    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/24/2014 11:50:50 PM     Post Reply
AUSTIN, Texas -- Friday night´s debate between Texas Senator John Cornyn and his Democrat challenger David Alameel held few surprises as Cornyn, the incumbent viewed by virtually all political observers as a shoe-in for reelection, stayed positive, while Alameel sought to energize his supporters with a broad support for open immigration policies and attacks lobbed at the Senator. The debate, the one and only this election cycle, was hosted by KUVN, the Dallas Univision affiliate, and the original plans were for the debate to only be broadcast in Spanish. However, after many expressed concerns about the only debate between the

Reports: First confirmed
Ebola patient in Mali dies
CNN, by Joshua Berlinger*    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 10/24/2014 11:37:03 PM     Post Reply
Bamako, Mali -- The first confirmed Ebola patient in Mali has died, according to state TV reports, citing government health officials. The victim, a 2-year-old girl, had traveled to the country with her grandmother from Guinea -- one of the three countries hardest hit during the recent Ebola outbreak. (Snip) Health Ministry spokeswoman Markatie Daou said the dozens of people who had contact with the girl have not shown any symptom related to the virus, as of Friday. More than 40 people are still being monitored, she said. They include 10 medical workers who came into contact with the girl

  


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N.Y., N.J. governors impose
new Ebola quarantine rules
Washington Post, by Brady Dennis*    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/24/2014 11:35:12 PM     Post Reply
Craig Spencer crisscrossed New York City in the days after he returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa — riding the subway, going for a three-mile run, grabbing coffee on the High Line, bowling in Brooklyn. And while the 33-year-old doctor notified authorities when he developed a fever and was quickly isolated at Bellevue Hospital Center, his own Ebola diagnosis prompted the governors of New York and New Jersey on Friday to impose a mandatory 21-day quarantine for medical workers returning from the countries hit hardest by the epidemic. That action all but overshadowed the day’s good news: In

Oklahoma City attorney charged
with child sex crimes
Oklahoman, by Kyle Hinchey    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 10/24/2014 11:26:58 PM     Post Reply
An Oklahoma City attorney was accused in a federal indictment with traveling to Peru for sex with underage girls. Michael Dean Billings, 59, was arrested Friday at his law office and appeared before a magistrate judge in federal court in Oklahoma City. Billings told The Oklahoman in March that he had done nothing wrong. “I’m tired of this,” Billings said. “I want the truth to come out.” The three-count indictment accuses Billings of conspiring to commit sex trafficking by recruiting and obtaining children in Peru to engage in commercial sex acts from Feb. 2, 2003, through September 2013. The indictment also

Sign Language Interpreter Goes
Viral During De Blasio Ebola
Press Conference
CBS News (NY), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 10/24/2014 11:20:55 PM     Post Reply
NEW YORK — While Mayor Bill de Blasio and health officials were giving updates on New York City’s first Ebola case Friday, the focus turned to another person in the room: The sign language guy. The signer, who was seated to the right of the mayor, was enthusiastically signing throughout the press conference. It appeared as if he was talking to another signer who was seated in the audience. Some even questioned whether he was a legitimate sign language interpreter. The Twitterverse soon noticed and tweets started taking the Internet by storm. (snip) What do you think? Was he signing

Matthews: Obama Not a ´Real
Chief Executive´
Breitbart TV, by Ian Hanchett    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 10/24/2014 11:06:12 PM     Post Reply
MSNBC’s “Hardball” host, Chris Matthews wondered aloud if President Obama would change and “become a real chief executive” rather than “just a really good speech-giver” on Friday. Matthews asked if “Obama is ready to change his last two years and become a real chief executive, not just a really good speech-giver or inspirational leader, but actually accept the job of running the US government? Is he ready to take that job on every day, 24/7, I´m the guy running this place?” He added, “one of the problems he’s [Obama’s] got is organization…there´s two ways to run a White House. the

  


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Obama administration considers
mandatory quarantine for health
care workers returning home
from Ebola hot zone
Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/24/2014 10:16:36 PM     Post Reply
The Obama administration is considering imposing a forced quarantine on healthcare workers who return to the United States from the Ebola hot zone of West Africa, after a New York doctor who treated patients there tested positive for the virus on Thursday. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention spokesman Tom Skinner told Reuters on Friday that a mandatory quarantine is one possible plan under discussion by officials from across the administration. ´There are a number of options being discussed pertaining to the monitoring and mobility of healthcare workers who are returning to the United States from affected countries,´ Skinner said.

Miami sex offenders forced to sleep
in squalid railway camp, suit claims
Guardian [UK], by Richard Luscombe    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 10/24/2014 10:09:11 PM     Post Reply
Miami — A civil rights group has filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn an “inhuman” ordinance that it says forces registered sex offenders in Miami to live in a squalid and rodent infested open-air camp without toilets or running water. According to the American Civil Liberties Union, dozens of released inmates have no choice other than to sleep nightly on the exposed area of land next to railway tracks because of the county ordinance that prohibits them residing within 2,500 feet of any school. The lawsuit, filed Thursday at the US district court in Miami, comes four years after a public outcry

Canada vows tougher laws as
citizens worry in face of attacks
Reuters, by Randall Palmer & Richard Valdmanis *    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 10/24/2014 9:52:40 PM     Post Reply
Ottawa & Hamilton, Ontario - Canada vowed on Friday to toughen laws against terrorism in ways that critics say may curtail civil liberties as a country that prides itself on its openness mourned the second soldier this week killed by homegrown radicals. (Snip) Behind the somber scenes, Harper and his Conservative colleagues scrambled to beef up anti-terrorism legislation that was already in the works before the attacks. An opinion poll showed a majority of Canadians lacked confidence in their security services´ ability to deter homegrown threats. Investigators said there was no apparent link between the two attackers -

FEC Democrat pushes for controls
on Internet political speech
Washington Times (D.C), by Stephen Dinan    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/24/2014 9:52:06 PM     Post Reply
The FEC deadlocked in a crucial Internet campaign speech vote announced Friday, leaving online political blogging and videos free of many of the reporting requirements attached to broadcast ads — for now. While all three GOP-backed members voted against restrictions, they were opposed by the three Democratic-backed members, including FEC Vice Chair Ann M. Ravel, who said she will lead a push next year to try to come up with new rules government political speech on the Internet. It would mark a major reversal for the commission, which for nearly a decade has protected the ability of individuals and interest

  



Newark taxi driver gets 3 years
for causing drunken crash, putting
other driver in a coma
NJ Advance Media, by Bill Wichert    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 10/24/2014 9:51:22 PM     Post Reply
Newark — A taxi driver was sentenced today to three years in prison for driving drunk in Newark with a passenger aboard in 2012, running a red light and crashing into another car, ultimately putting the other driver in a coma for three days. Jose Cantarero, 36, of Newark, was convicted at a June trial of assault by auto and driving under the influence of alcohol in connection with the Oct. 20, 2012 crash that severely injured the other driver, Vanessa Nunez. (Snip) Before he was sentenced, Cantarero, a native of El Salvador, said through an intrepreter that what happened was an

Obama choreographed hug
with Ebola victim
Washington Times (D.C), by Kevin Rogers    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/24/2014 9:48:28 PM     Post Reply
President Obama is usually “not interested in photo ops,” but apparently he made an exception for Friday’s good news that Nina Pham, the first Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola, is now virus-free. Mr. Obama and Ms. Pham shared an embrace in the Oval Office, certainly a reassuring image for Ebola-panicked Americans. But according to still photographers on the scene, his hug with Ms. Pham was staged. Mark Knoller, the White House correspondent for CBS News, took to Twitter with the allegation. “Still photographers said they heard Pres Obama tell Nurse Nina Pham words to the effect of: let’s give a hug

U.S. Commander Sees Key
Nuclear Step by North Korea
New York Times, by David E. Sanger    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 10/24/2014 9:41:41 PM     Post Reply
Washington - The top American military commander in South Korea said on Friday that he believed North Korea had most likely completed its yearslong quest to shrink a nuclear weapon to a size that could fit atop a ballistic missile. His assessment, if correct, could change American calculations about the vulnerability of the United States and its allies, and the North’s ability to sell nuclear weapons to others. At a Pentagon news conference, Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti cautioned that the North had not yet tested a miniaturized weapon, and for a weapon “that complex, without it being tested, the probability

U.S. Marine dies in Baghdad
Washington Examiner (DC), by Charles Hoskinson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/24/2014 9:40:06 PM     Post Reply
A U.S. Marine was killed in Baghdad in a non-combat-related incident, becoming the first U.S. servicemember to die in that country since the end of active U.S. combat operations in 2011. Thursday´s death of Lance Cpl. Sean P. Neal, 19, of Riverside, Calif., is under investigation, the Pentagon said. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force - Crisis Response - Central Command. Neal is the first U.S. servicemember to die in Iraq since Nov. 14, 2011, when Army Spec. David Emanuel Hickman, 23, of Greensboro, N.C., was killed by an improvised

  


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Coeur d’Alene apparently changes
stance, agrees that for-profit
chapel need not perform
same-sex weddings
Washington Post, by Eugene Volokh    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/24/2014 8:42:23 PM     Post Reply
As I noted Wednesday, the Couer d’Alene City Attorney concluded that for-profit chapels were covered by the city ban on sexual orientation discrimination: “if they are providing services primarily or substantially for profit and they discriminate in providing those services based on sexual orientation then they would likely be in violation of the ordinance.” But Boise State Public Radio (Jessica Robinson) reports that the city has apparently changed its position: The city of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, said a for-profit wedding chapel owned by two ministers doesn’t have to perform same-sex marriages…. [City Attorney Michael] Gridley said after further review, he

Hillary: ´Don´t Let Anybody Tell You´
That ´Businesses Create Jobs´
Breitbart TV, by Daniel Nussbaum    Original Article
Posted By: trapper- 10/24/2014 8:14:57 PM     Post Reply
Appearing at a Boston rally for Democrat gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley on Friday, Hillary Clinton told the crowd gathered at the Park Plaza Hotel not to listen to anybody who says that “businesses create jobs.” “Don’t let anybody tell you it’s corporations and businesses create jobs,” Clinton said. “You know that old theory, ‘trickle-down economics,’” she continued. “That has been tried, that has failed. It has failed rather spectacularly.” “You know, one of the things my husband says when people say ‘Well, what did you bring to Washington,’ he said, ‘Well, I brought arithmetic,’” Clinton said, which elicited loud laughs

Udall’s effort to woo women voters
lagging--and so is his campaign
McClatchy D.C., by David Lightman    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 10/24/2014 7:53:49 PM     Post Reply
Colorado Sen. Mark Udall has pushed hard to woo women voters, but a new Quinnipiac poll released Friday showed he’s only up 4 among women--and behind 5 overall to Republican Cory Gardner. Udall, a Democrat seeking a second term, is counting heavily on support from women. He stresses his backing of equal pay, abortion rights and other issues likley to have appeal. But the survey showed he gets 45 percent of their backing, compared to Gardner’s 41 percent. Gardner is up 51-38 percent among men. Part of Udall’s trouble is that nearly half the voters don’t view him favorably. He’s

When Tuesday Comes
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 10/24/2014 7:41:18 PM     Post Reply
Two countries made the economic news recently. The first was Venezuela, which began food rationing. You need a biometric measurement, your fingerprint, to buy food, making it the first but perhaps not the last, country in the world to require more ID to purchase beans than is required to vote in the US. (Snip) The more interesting implication of this behavior is that socialism rarely, if ever corrects itself by declaring ‘enough’. The only socialist form of self-correction is apparently collapse. Along with the toilet paper socialism also loses its ability to change course. Nothing on earth, not the shortage

New York cops apparently not
briefed on how to dispose of
Ebola bio-hazard waste
American Thinker, by Rick Moran    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/24/2014 7:27:27 PM     Post Reply
How prepared is New York city to handle Ebola? The cops certainly aren´t. Police who sealed off the Harlem apartment of Dr. Craig Spencer after he was taken to the hospital have apparently not been taught the proper way to dispose of potential bio hazardous material. While they geared up to enter the apartment and cordon it off, they ended up throwing their gloves, masks, and police tape into a public garbage receptacle. Sheesh. (Video) The Daily Mail: With the news that the first confirmed case of Ebola has hit New York City, all attention now turns to how equipped

  



A Lefty Explains What
the Election Is All About
Power Line, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: MDMuskrat- 10/24/2014 7:23:25 PM     Post Reply
Rob Stein is the founder of the Democracy Alliance, an umbrella a group that organizes the funding of left-wing causes by rich liberals and interest groups. In The Blueprint: How the Democrats Won Colorado by Adam Schrager and Rob Witwer, at page 7, Stein explains candidly what politics is all about for the Left: “The reason it is so important to control government is because government is the source of enormous power,” Stein continued. “One president in this country, when he or she takes office, appoints…5,000 people to run a bureaucracy, nonmilitary nonpostal service of 2 million people, who hire

Gunman kills one California deputy,
injures two others and bystander
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: ScarletPimpernel- 10/24/2014 7:14:59 PM     Post Reply
An assailant shot three sheriff´s deputies, one fatally, and a bystander in the Sacramento County area, then tried to carjack two vehicles Friday morning, triggering a manhunt as the shooter fled through residential areas. Fox 40 reports that a female suspect was apprehended. The second suspect, an unidentified male believed to be the shooter, was able to get away and was believed to be holed up in a house on Belmont Drive in the city of Auburn. Authorities are also searching the campus of nearby Placer High School.

Oklahoma lake reveals its secrets
after 40 years: Car wrecks with
bodies of teens whose car span
off road and missing middle-aged
friends found by coincidence
Daily Mail [UK], by Lydia Warren    Original Article
Posted By: ScarletPimpernel- 10/24/2014 7:03:02 PM     Post Reply
Skeletal remains found in two rusting cars at the bottom of an Oklahoma lake belong to six people who vanished in two separate incidents more than 40 years ago, DNA tests have confirmed. The discovery - made accidentally as police tested out sonar in Foss Lake in September 2013 - brings an end to two cold cases, stretching back to 1969 and 1970. This week, more than a year after the discovery, the state Medical Examiner´s Office confirmed the identities of the bodies, and said they all died from drowning in accidental deaths, CNN reported.

This Spunky College Intern
Is the Face of the New
Republican Ground Game
Daily Signal, by Josh Siegel    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/24/2014 7:01:16 PM     Post Reply
RALEIGH, N.C. – An app on his cracked iPhone has directed the new face of the Republican ground game to Currituck Street. Rhett Johnson parks his SUV stuffed with Chick-fil-A wrappers alongside a curb. His neon-orange running shoes touch ground. “I can’t do phone calls,” says Johnson, a 21-year-old political science student at North Carolina State University and former trombone scholar. “I’m a happy-go-lucky guy. I’d rather be boots on the ground.” Before he knocks on the first door, Johnson checks his fluffy hair in the car window. He brushes curly brown strands into and out of place, but this

Guinness launches luxury $35 beer
that requires fancy glassware
Agence France Presse, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/24/2014 6:51:26 PM     Post Reply
Guinness has released what they’re pitching as an “ultra-premium beer” brewed with both beer and whisky malt, made to be served in stemless champagne flutes. Launched to coincide with the holiday season and the wild popularity of craft beer in the US, Guinness The 1759 is the first in a Guinness Signature Series that will see a range of limited edition “luxury” beers. Only 90,000 bottles will be produced of The 1759, made with the same Guinness yeast that’s been used for more than 125 years. Brewed with traditional beer malt and the same peated malt whisky used in Scotch and Irish

New York, New Jersey
Set Up Mandatory Quarantine
Requirement Amid Ebola Threat
CBS News [New York[ & Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 10/24/2014 6:39:21 PM     Post Reply
New York - In the wake of the first confirmed Ebola virus case in New York City, the states of New York and New Jersey have set up a new screening system that goes above and beyond the guidelines already set up by federal officials. As CBS 2’s Alice Gainer reported, no other states have yet set up increased screening procedures for Ebola. “We believe it’s appropriate to increase the current screening procedures from people coming from affected countries from the current (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention screening procedures),” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday afternoon. “We believe it within the State

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