Human remains have been found in the burned-out cabin where a fugitive ex-cop was believed to be hiding and investigators will attempt to identify them through forensic tests, a sheriff´s spokeswoman said in a statement to Fox News. San Bernardino County sheriff´s spokeswoman Jodi Miller says the remains were found late Tuesday after a shootout. Authorities believe Christopher Dorner barricaded himself inside the cabin and a fire later ensued. Investigators will attempt to determine if the remains are Dorner´s through forensic tests. Dorner, who vowed not to be taken alive, had been surrounded inside the cabin since early Tuesday afternoon.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) did not disappoint tonight, showing a fresher face and more dynamic brand of conservatism –- presented by a fresher and more dynamic face. He appeared relaxed and jovial throughout, hardly the stereotype of the angry Republican. Standing in front of the window was a helpful framing — making him “fill up” the screen, if you will. As a TV communicator he did the best job of any State of the Union respondent I can recall. His delivery was briefly marred by grabbing for a swig of water, which depending on your view
Back in 2008, I decided to vote for Barack Obama because I wanted the Democrats in charge of foreign policy. I never thought that they would do a good job, but I felt that they needed to own U.S. foreign policy for a while. For eight years they had been ragging on President Bush as the stupidest, most warmongering president in history, who was flushing civil liberties down the toilet with his Patriot Act. But now, Andrew McCarthy writes: After four years of watching Obama enthusiastically adopt what he once condemned, we now know Bush detractors were animated
Among President Obama’s 23 new executive orders purportedly aimed at reducing gun violence, it is one which may appear relatively innocuous that perhaps poses the greatest danger as an assault upon our Second Amendment protections. Referring to this issue as a “public health crisis”, the president is determined to resurrect a previously failed Clinton tactic to build public support for stringent gun control gun regulations premised upon trumped-up “guns as a public disease” rationale based upon federally-funded medical pseudo-research. Labeling his not-so-concealed gun control weapon as science, Obama took aim at the NRA and their inconvenient gun-totin’ ilk,
Moments before Tuesday´s State of the Union address, MSNBC´s Rachel Maddow made a huge announcement. As she introduced former Barack Obama senior campaign adviser/press secretary Robert Gibbs, she said, "I am for the first time tonight able to introduce you as an MSNBC contributor. Congratulations on that" As she introduced former Barack Obama senior campaign adviser/press secretary Robert Gibbs, she said, "I am for the first time tonight able to introduce you as an MSNBC contributor. Congratulations on that" Gibbs responded, "Thank you, I´m happy to be here." How fitting that
Last night, Barack Obama told Congress that “The American people don’t expect government to solve every problem.” They might not expect it, but don’t worry, he’s got a plan for every problem — and in every case, the solution is more government. Kids aren’t learning? Try universal preschool, because study after study shows it works — except for the study after study that shows its gains are fleeting. Manufacturing in trouble? It will be renewed through 15 government-funded “hubs.” Say, do you keep your lights on when you should turn them off? He’s got a solution:
Sen. Marco Rubio on Tuesday said President Obama’s “obsession with raising taxes” and excessive spending is strangling the economy, and called for a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution while delivering the Republican response to the State of the Union. Moments after Mr. Obama’s nationally televised defense of his vision of a broader federal government, Mr. Rubio took to the airwaves to tell listeners — in English and then Spanish — that the president’s fiscal approach is hurting the middle-class families living in the working-class Florida neighborhood he calls home. “It will cost them their raises.
Cape Wind is back in line for a big loan from the Obama administration, over the objections of project opponents and Republican congressmen who are sounding the alarm about investing taxpayer cash in another potential Solyndra. The U.S. Department of Energy shelved the offshore wind developer’s request for $2 billion in federal aid in 2011 because of a lack of progress, but recently reconsidered the application — although reportedly for a smaller amount. The fresh look at a loan guarantee, to fund the construction 130 turbines in Nantucket Sound, riled up Cape Wind’s most vehement critic.
Did I miss something? Or was the State of the Union Address delivered by President Obama last night unusually pedestrian, packed to the gills with clichés, promises, gimmicks, and endless talk of partnerships, goals, challenges, and commissions for which Washington is famous? The only stirring moment came when Obama introduced the people he’d invited to sit in the gallery. They included the parents of a 15-year-old who marched in the inaugural parade and was shot to death a week later, a brave policeman from Wisconsin, a caring nurse, and a 102-year-old woman who waited hours to vote last November.
Tuesday night, President Obama said the state of the union is strong. But how strong were all of his claims? Let’s take a look at what the Internet’s best fact-checkers have to say about the President’s speech.“I urge this Congress to pursue a bipartisan, market-based solution to climate change, like the one John McCain and Joe Lieberman worked on together a few years ago. But if Congress won’t act soon to protect future generations, I will.”President Obama isn’t exactly innocent in allowing the cap-and-trade legislation backed by McCain and Lieberman to die out, Politico clarifies.He did help shepherd
The state of our union is weak and fraying. This president has launched attacks on faith and is going out of his way to divide our people. Our economy is not growing, it contracted in the final quarter of 2012. Our economy is not growing jobs. On the international front, North Korea greeted President Obama’s 2013 rendition of Give Me More Money with a nuclear test — a sure sign that his strategy of engagement, which his soon-to-be defense secretary supports, is a failure.(Snip)Barack Obama is the absurd president. He makes no attempt to make any sense,
A leaked Justice Department white paper has renewed the debate over presidential power and the war on terrorism. (Snip)The most troubling question the administration’s strategy against terrorism raises is whether its reliance on drones is eroding the principle that collateral damage to innocents be minimized. The administration assures us that it is mindful of this principle. Yet it hasn’t disputed a New York Times report that it simply presumes that “all military-age males in a strike zone” are combatants. Liberals, moderates and conservatives should all raise their voices against this practice.
This evening, President Obama spent a fairly large chunk of the early part of his fifth State of the Union regurgitating the same tired ideas and bromides to fix the economy that we heard in his first State of the Union. This, even though these policies have delivered the slowest and most lackluster economic recovery in almost a century. (Snip) A few minutes after the president´s speech, Florida Senator Marco Rubio gave the Republican response, during which there was an awkward moment when he stopped to take a sip of water.
In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama failed to mention the late Ambassador Christopher Stevens and the three other Americans who died on Sep. 11, 2012 in the terror attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. He mentioned the victims of the massacre in Newtown, CT in December, and invited the families of victims of other violent gun crimes to watch from the gallery. But the Benghazi victims´ families were not present at all. Instead of offering even the slightest word of tribute for the fallen, for Chris Stevens´s amazing career or for the bravery of the
Washington Post columnist and Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer on Tuesday criticized President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address as unrealistic and egocentric, arguing that the president made clear he is more concerned about his own image than the realities of governance. Specifically, Krauthammer suggested Obama’s call for legislative transparency was mere lip service that might even backfire on the Democratic Party. “One of the things that these red-state Democrats who are going to go up for re-election in the next year are scared to death about is precisely having to vote,”
NEW YORK – When Joe the Affenpinscher won the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Tuesday night, his handler Ernesto Lara raised him high towards the rafters as if to say, "We did it!" The uncommon dog with a familiar name proved that he was no regular Joe by becoming the first of his breed to win Best in Show at Madison Square Garden. The 9-year-old Affenpinscher´s full name is Banana Joe V Tani Kazari, but his handlers just call him Joe. The Affenpinscher is known for its monkey-like face but human-like qualities. For the last three years,
EAST LANSING – It was the first of its kind. And for Michigan, the worst in a long time. The classic matchup between top-10 teams never materialized today night at Breslin Center. Instead, No. 8 Michigan State obliterated No. 4 Michigan like the Spartans haven’t done in more than a decade – back when these programs were miles apart. That’s the way it looked again, at least for one night, in a 75-52 Spartans rout. It was the largest margin of victory for MSU since a 71-44 win in 2002, and the lead got as high as 31.
11.07pm ET -Update: body not yet found -A press conference is under way in Los Angeles. LAPD police commander Andrew Smith corrects an earlier report from the Riverside County police chief that a body had been found and identified in the cabin. He says no body has been found, and indeed the fire in the cabin is so hot that officers have not been able to enter the cabin. Updated at 11.13pm ET
Washington - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday the United States needed to do more to fight climate change and told Congress he would do so by executive action if it failed to pursue a market-based system to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. "I urge this Congress to pursue a bipartisan, market-based solution to climate change, like the one John McCain and Joe Lieberman worked on together a few years ago," Obama said, according to the text of his address provided by the White House. "But if Congress won't act soon to protect future generations, I will.
Politicians were joined by familiar faces of notable individuals at tonight’s State of the Union as elected officials picked key guests to bring to the speech. Relatives and victims of gun violence were the biggest group of guests, as family members of the children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School and the Aurora movie theater shooting were invited by 20 Congressman. Individuals from other segments of the population were invited to personify various points in President Obama’s address, serving as makeshift tea-leaves to tell what he feels were the key issues to drive home. NASA’s Bobak ‘mohawk guy’ Ferdowsi
Nuclear Terror: North Korea has detonated a bigger, better atomic bomb, and the U.S. government warns that Pyongyang could be testing for Iran. These two monstrous powers have hatred of America in common. The underground detonation this week of a "miniaturized and lighter nuclear device with greater explosive force than previously," in North Korea´s description, makes no sense in the mindset of President Obama. Nor does the regime´s charge of "outrageous" hostility against it by the U.S. As Breitbart´s Joel Pollak reminded us on Tuesday, the 2008 Obama campaign manifesto promised
Seoul - South Korea´s military is deploying cruise missiles capable of striking the Democratic People´s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and accelerating the development of ballistic missiles, officials said Wednesday. "We have deployed a cruise missile that can strike any and all parts of North Korea (DPRK)," Seoul´s defense ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok told reporters at a press briefing. "And we will also speed up the development of ballistic missiles with a range of 800 kilometers, based on the revised missile pact (with the United States)," Kim said, adding the country will also build a
Fiscal Policy: President Obama now says the deficit problem is all but fixed, so we can stop all this unpleasant talk about spending cuts and get on with government spending. Maybe this is good politics, but it´s reckless policy. In the run-up to his State of the Union speech, Obama was running around telling everyone how we´ve already "cut our deficit by more than $2.5 trillion," and are now "more than halfway towards the $4 trillion in deficit reduction that economists . .. say we need to stabilize our debt."
Iran has been caught out in another Photoshop blunder in an effort to prove its purported stealth fighter jet is the real deal. An Iranian state news agency released a new picture of the radar-dodging jet flying above snow-covered mountains. But the picture was immediately suspected to be fake, with the lighting on the plane and its position similar to its appearance in pictures on the ground in Tehran at the unveiling earlier this month. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad described it as "among the most advanced fighter jets in the world", capable of hitting ground and air targets by stealth, but experts dismissed it