Terrorism: Hillary Clinton´s long-postponed congressional testimony on last year´s Libya terror attack leaving four Americans dead used the left´s favorite weapon: emotionalism. But crying and yelling can´t cover up lies. Tears didn´t work very well for candidate Hillary Clinton during the 2008 campaign, when she turned on the waterworks in a last-ditch effort to fend off Barack Obama. "This is very personal for me. It´s not just political," the ex-first lady who felt entitled to the Democratic nomination pouted back then. "It´s about our country. It´s about our kids´ futures." On Wednesday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
NORFOLK, Va. - The Navy said Wednesday it will conduct random blood-alcohol tests on its sailors in the United States starting next month, a sign of how concerned the service´s leaders have become about the effects alcohol abuse is having on the force.(Snip)A positive test result for a sailor reporting to work - a reading of 0.02 percent or higher - won´t be used to punish sailors. But the Navy said it could be used to refer him or her to a drug and alcohol program adviser. Adm. Mark Ferguson, vice chief of naval operations, said the random tests could help spot sailors
Even if the adopters of the Second Amendment intended it as protection against their own government – at best a long reach in both logic and the historical record – it does not provide the absolutism the extremist wing of the gun lobby claims for it. Yet every word and act by the leaders of such organizations as the National Rifle Association occurs within that false frame, and as a result, any discussion of ways to make our lives safer begins in an atmosphere of raw emotion wrapped in groundless fear.
Tiger Woods said today that the reason he left California in the mid-Nineties was because the state´s taxes were too high. The golfer spoke at a press conference on Tuesday about his decision to move to Florida in 1996. Speaking at Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, California, Woods said: ´I moved out of here back in ’96 for that reason.´ Scroll down for video -Woods, who is worth an estimated $600million, was referring to comments made by fellow golfer Phil Mickelson on Sunday that he will make ´drastic changes´ because of federal and California state tax increases.
Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., said yesterday that Newark Mayor Cory Booker is "entitled" to mount a primary bid against him if he wishes to do so. However, the 89-year-old senator likened his fellow Democrat to one of his children in need of a spanking. "He´s entitled to do it," Lautenberg told the Philadelphia Inquirer about the prospect of a primary challenge from Booker. "He´ll have to stand on his record and I´m sure he won´t be a lone soldier out there drooling at the mouth and wanting this cushy job that we have here." That said, when asked about
It´s the purrfect place for the ultimate cat lover to reside. A Japanese house building company has designed a flat filled with features especially designed for favourite pets. It includes elevated platforms, tunnels, cat flaps in every door, steps to wooden beams and viewing areas which are dispersed around the property. Even the bathroom has a commode next to the cat’s litter box--although thankfully there is a partition in between. ´Cat-proof´ surfaces have also been used throughout which are resistant to scratches and easy to clean. Designers at Asahi Kasei researched cat and human interaction before coming up with their
Today, the New York City Council was the first in the nation to pass a law that prohibits employers from considering an applicant’s current employment status while making their hiring decisions. Job advertisers have long filtered applicants according to their present employment status, selecting only those persons who are currently employed. Now, New York will be the first city in the country providing people with the opportunity to file a lawsuit based on unemployment discrimination such as this. “Imagine spending every day and night for months upon months upon months
Too many takeaways, too little proper food, too much grazing and too few family meals are to blame for obesity among the poor. When a government minister says something that is not only true but also profoundly discomfiting we are surprised and even shocked, so cynical have we become about the intellectual probity of our political class. Anna Soubry, a junior health minister, is therefore to be congratulated for her truthful but disquieting remarks this week about obesity and its statistical association, in modern Britain, with poverty. It is generally accepted that obesity, bringing with it a host of
For my money the biggest moment from yesterday’s Benghazi hearings was when Rand Paul took to the microphone and gave Hillary Clinton a piece of his mind.[Snip] I´m glad that you´re accepting responsibility [Mrs Clinton]. I think ultimately with your leaving that you accept the culpability for the worst tragedy since 9/11. And I really mean that. Had I been president and found you did not read the cables from Benghazi and from Ambassador Stevens, I would have relieved you of your post. I think it´s inexcusable. Ouch.
A year ago, as the Baltimore Ravens under coach John Harbaugh and San Francisco 49ers under coach Jim Harbaugh advanced through the NFL playoffs, there was talk of a potential brother-vs-brother Super Bowl – a “Harbowl,” as some sportswriters had begun calling it. Roy Fox of Pendleton, Indiana, is an ordinary football fan who had an idea: make T-shirts and hats with the word “Harbowl” on them, and sell them for some extra cash in case these brothers did ever meet up in a future Super Bowl. Mr. Fox remembered how Lakers Coach Pat Riley famously made money by trademarking
WASHINGTON – A rising chorus of congressional Republicans are calling on President Obama to acknowledge that the pop singer Beyoncé lip-synched during his inaugural festivities on Monday and resign from office, effective immediately. “By lip-synching the national anthem, Beyoncé has cast a dark cloud over the President’s second term,” said Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky). “The only way President Obama can remove that cloud is by resigning from office at once.” While many in the media have blamed Beyoncé for the lip-synching controversy, Mr. Paul said, “We must remember that this happened on President Obama’s watch.”
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. — Teddy Turner inherited his love of sailing from his father, media magnate Ted Turner. But there is less of a family resemblance when it comes to politics. While the elder Turner leans Democratic, Teddy Turner is running as a Republican in a crowded race for an open South Carolina congressional seat created by a U.S. Senate appointment. (Snip) Working for CNN, Turner said he saw firsthand a busted centralized economy and experienced socialized medicine after being in a Soviet hospital following a serious traffic accident. “That is scary and we never need to get there,”
More than 12 years after he won his last event, a skins game in California against Tiger Woods, Colin Montgomerie and Jesper Parnevik, Greg Norman is still raking it in off the course. The 57-year-old came in at No.8 on Golf Digest´s list of the top 50 earners in the game in 2012 with a handy US$17 million.(Snip)That explains why Arnold Palmer ($36 million) and Jack Nicklaus ($28 million) came in at three and four respectively. Heading the list were Tiger Woods ($86.12 million) and Phil Mickelson ($45.33 million), while new world No.1 Rory McIlroy was fifth with $22million.
Women in all branches of the military soon will have unprecedented opportunities to serve on the front lines of the nation´s wars. Leon Panetta, in one of his last acts as President Obama´s defense secretary, is preparing to announce the policy change, which would open hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and potentially elite commando jobs after more than a decade at war, the Pentagon confirmed Wednesday. The groundbreaking move recommended by the Joint Chiefs of Staff overturns a 1994 rule banning women from being assigned to smaller ground combat units. Panetta´s decision gives the military services until
Phil Mickelson isn´t the first pro golfer to hold the belief that the taxes in California are too high. Tiger Woods, the world´s third highest-paid athlete, moved from California for that very reason, he said Tuesday at the Farmer´s Insurance Open. The remarks Woods made were in response to Mickelson´s suggestion that "drastic changes" were in store for him because of changes in federal and state taxes.(Snip)"I moved out of here back in ´96 for that reason," Woods said of the taxes. "I enjoy Florida, but also I understand what he was, I think, trying to say.
WASHINGTON -- Senator John F. Kerry and his wife have agreed that should he become secretary of state they will divest nearly 100 separate investments in the United States and abroad -- ranging from oil companies to weapons makers and a Chinese food company -- in an effort to avoid conflicts of interest, according to a copy of his so-called ethics agreement. “I am committed to the highest standards of ethical conduct for government officials,” Kerry wrote in the agreement with the State Department’s ethics office. “... Headline corrected by staff
Of all the diabolically clever moves the anti-choice lobby has ever pulled, surely one of the greatest has been its consistent co-opting of the word “life.” Life! Who wants to argue with that? Who wants be on the side of … not-life? That’s why the language of those who support abortion has for so long been carefully couched in other terms. While opponents of abortion eagerly describe themselves as “pro-life,” the rest of us have had to scramble around with not nearly as big-ticket words like “choice” and “reproductive freedom.” The “life”
RUSH: I want to grab a phone call real quick because I forgot this. I thought about stealing this and then telling HR to tell the caller to go take a hike. But I want to give the caller credit for this. This is Grace in New York City. Hi, Grace. I´m glad you called, and thank you very much. Hello. CALLER: Oh, Rush, I love you. I love you! I´ve been listening since the first week in July on WABC when you were on from ten to 12. Do you remember? RUSH: Yeah. Gosh, I´ll never forget. 1988.
RUSH: Okay, folks, time to get to the audio sound bites. There are too many good ones and I gotta get to some. But I do want to point something out to you. Mrs. Clinton today in her testimony this morning before the Senate committee... Get this, now. Mrs. Clinton said that she has always said the Benghazi attacked was caused by "militants," and that simply isn´t true. Mrs. Clinton for weeks went out and blamed the video. She blamed protests. She did not blame Al-Qaeda. She said today that she always blamed Al-Qaeda,
RUSH: Hi, friends. It was a puke fest. It was unlike anything I´ve ever seen. It was right out of a banana republic. And I´ve seen it all. I mean, in my 62 short years I´ve seen a lot. I´ve never seen groveling, butt kissing, sucking up. I´ve never seen anything like Hillary Clinton´s appearance before a joint congressional committee on that Benghazi guy who went nuts over there in Libya. And I guess everybody´s favorite part, she lost her cool at one point. By the way, she opened up crying, which is part of the script.
Hillary Clinton is ending her tenure as secretary of state in fiery fashion. "You really get the sense that [Mrs.] Clinton barely managed to restrain herself from dropping an F-bomb there," remarks New York magazine´s Dan Amira. He refers to an exchange between the secretary and Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin at a Foreign Relations Committee hearing this morning. Johnson pressed her about the administration´s conflicting explanations for the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, which killed the ambassador and three other Americans. "With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans,"
Secretary of State Clinton’s testimony Wednesday is really about the need for more funding to physically strengthen United States embassies. As a penny-pinching Republican, you might be surprised to learn I think this is a good idea. Having worked with a former Iranian U.S. hostage from 1979 -- the Canadians smuggled him out -- and a lucky U.S. foreign affairs officer who happened to be in a meeting elsewhere when our embassy in Kenya was blown up in 1998, this matter is personal to me. And when I think what it was like working at the U.S. House on Sept.11, my feelings grow that much
Even as Democrats relish President Obama’ second inauguration, some party leaders are worried about whether the campaign’s decision to form its own advocacy group will hamstring future generations of Democratic candidates. Several of the president’s top political advisers and the campaign’s gold mine of a voter database will be housed not at the national party, but at a tax-exempt group called Organizing for Action. It’s the next phase of the year-round campaign apparatus formed after the 2008 campaign to capitalize on Obama’s unprecedented grassroots network and help
Moody Air Force Base in Georgia was locked down for about 90 minutes Wednesday while officials investigated a reported threat that turned out not to exist, an official said. Emergency personnel investigated and found there was no threat, a spokeswoman said by telephone. No details on the initial report were available. Moody, about nine miles northeast of Vladosta, Ga., is the home of the 23rd Wing of the Air Combat Command. The first report came in about 1:25 p.m. and the base went on lock down, the spokeswoman said.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in congressional testimony delayed for several months amid charges of a cover-up, on Wednesday again took responsibility for the deaths of four Americans during the terror attack in Benghazi and defended the Obama administration’s shifting explanation for the Sept. 11, 2012, attack. “As I have said many times since September 11, I take responsibility,” Clinton told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. “Nobody is more committed to getting this right. I am determined to leave the State Department and our country safer, stronger, and more secure.”