News Forum - HomePage - RSS News Forum - HomePage - RSS ( Sun, 19 36 2015 05:36:07 GMT Sun, 19 36 2015 05:36:07 GMT When did America forget that it’s America? Sun, 19 26 2015 05:26:03 GMT e4bab188244086d1b62ec35b46b3cc6b91a9780a Washington Post, by Natan Sharansky Posted By: PageTurner- Sun, 19 26 2015 05:26:03 GMT On a number of occasions during the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, the Israeli government has appealed to the United States and its allies to demand a change in Tehran’s aggressive behavior. If Iran wishes to be treated as a normal state, Israel has said, then it should start acting like one. Unfortunately, these appeals have been summarily dismissed. The Obama administration apparently believes that only after a nuclear agreement is signed can the free world expect Iran to stop its attempts at regional domination, improve its human rights record and, in general, behave like the civilized state it hopes Emails: Valerie Jarrett Wanted Sony Exec To Invite Obama’s Friend To ‘Dance Party’ Sun, 19 24 2015 05:24:38 GMT 29b63d6a26fe59ca7ecfbb9dbda3c9a0a387efee Daily Caller (DC), by Patrick Howley Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 19 24 2015 05:24:38 GMT White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett begged Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton to invite President Obama’s friend to his fancy “dance party.” Jarrett’s email, sent on her White House address, was spotted Friday by The Daily Caller in the trove of 30,000 hacked Sony emails leaked by Wikileaks. “VJ” emailed Lynton on the evening of August 1, trying to get Obama’s personal friend, Chicago doctor Eric Whitaker, into Lynton’s “dance party.” “Hi Michael' Two things: Could you invite Eric Whitaker to the dance party? Could you send me Malcolm’s e'mail? VJ” The “Malcolm” Jarrett was referring to was Malcolm Gladwell, the journalist ‘Undocumented Immigrant Not a Criminal’ Proclaims CA Chief Law Officer Kamala Harris Sun, 19 19 2015 05:19:34 GMT b7db1cc440497bdd1482981ab4781f178626bd4e Breitbart California, by Michelle Moons Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 19 19 2015 05:19:34 GMT California’s chief law officer, Attorney General Kamala Harris, declared this week, “an undocumented immigrant is not a criminal,” a statement in direct contradiction to federal law. Illegally entering and remaining in the country is a federal crime. By stating that those who illegally enter or remain in the United States are not in violation of law is simply incorrect. However, many of these “undocumented immigrants” are not being prosecuted under the current administration. Last November, President Obama declared effective amnesty for an estimated five million illegally present aliens. Since then, Representative Luis Gutierrez has traveled the country, partnering with fellow George Lucas wants to build affordable housing on his land because ‘we’ve got enough millionaires’ Sun, 19 18 2015 05:18:15 GMT 6be3bf5bb7cb596768176b5b1a5f730ff94d2165 Washington Post, by Elahe Izade Posted By: PageTurner- Sun, 19 18 2015 05:18:15 GMT When George Lucas tried to expand his production company studios in California’s wealthy Marin County, the community pushed back. Then the “Star Wars” creator wanted to sell the land to a developer who would build affordable housing. “It’s inciting class warfare,” Carolyn Lenert, then head of the North San Rafael Coalition of Residents, told The New York Times at the time. Now, two years after that project stalled, Lucas has decided to build the affordable housing and pay for it all himself. “We’ve got enough millionaires here. What we need is some houses for regular working people,” Lucas said through his lawyer Gary Jeb Bush: raise the retirement age Sun, 19 08 2015 05:08:38 GMT 9a5f94b9b5cf8031414b9fbb9bec01b3f11e5369 MSNBC, by Steve Benen Posted By: PageTurner- Sun, 19 08 2015 05:08:38 GMT New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), looking for a way to break through in the Republican presidential race, announced his support for major “reforms” to social'insurance programs this week, including a call to raise the retirement age to 69. In the larger political context, the question was whether – and when – the more competitive GOP candidates would follow suit. Now we know. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) said Friday that the national retirement age needs to be raised “in relatively short order.” “I think we need to raise the retirement age, not for the people that already nearing Candidate Hillary Clinton Releases “Rules” that “Everyday Americans” Must Follow If Participating In Her Events… Sun, 19 29 2015 04:29:34 GMT ecaeb3f52e15ca6107b9dc9c5d143df914fb4fd9 Conservative Tree House, by Sundance Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 19 29 2015 04:29:34 GMT The Clinton Rules for meeting candidate Clinton are coming to light. After recent events in Iowa some reporters were able to talk to the limited number of “everyday Americans” who participated in her presidential rollout. ? Rule #1. Pre'Approval of your personage is required. ? Rule #2. You must sign releases to allow the campaign control over all content while you are present. ? Rule #3. All of your electronic devices and cell phones must be turned over to handlers – and they will be returned only at the conclusion of the event. ? Rule #4. You will be transported The Quest to Boot Old Hickory Off the $20 Sun, 19 03 2015 03:03:42 GMT d2d0ab3a168c3a030776515b14e8dfb32e57d180 Atlantic, by Adam Chandler Posted By: NorthernDog- Sun, 19 03 2015 03:03:42 GMT This week, Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire introduced the Women on the Twenty Act, legislation aimed at putting an American woman on the $20 bill. Shaheen´s efforts nod to an initiative by Women on 20s, a group that is lobbying to change the $20 by 2020. That year Americans will mark the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment, which granted women the right to vote. (The $20 is also overdue for a redesign to thwart counterfeiters.) For Andrew Jackson, current face of the $20 bill, this is the latest assault on the paper perch he has occupied School districts, parents at odds over breakfast in class Sun, 19 42 2015 02:42:46 GMT 7e88ef767ea282c4cb270d2b0ad82a3907a137a7 Associated Press, by Christine Armaro Posted By: NorthernDog- Sun, 19 42 2015 02:42:46 GMT LOS ANGELES — The number of breakfasts served in the nation´s schools has doubled in the last two decades, a surge driven largely by a change in how districts deliver the food. (Snip) Lilian Ramos, a mother of two elementary school children in a working'class Los Angeles neighborhood, said she takes offense at the district´s assumption that she hasn´t fed her children: She serves them a traditional Mexican breakfast each day. "They say if kids don´t eat they won´t learn," Ramos said. "The truth is that many of our kids come to school already having eaten. They come here to St. Louis police fatally shoot black man, 23, ´after he charged at them with a knife and a bible and told his mother he was planning a black revolution´ Sun, 19 10 2015 01:10:48 GMT 7d495e6bfb13fa8410ea3e442637e42a023066dc Daily Mail [UK], by Associated Press and Alexandra Klausner Posted By: Ribicon- Sun, 19 10 2015 01:10:48 GMT Authorities say police officers shot and killed a suburban St. Louis black man after he charged at them with a knife. A police body camera recorded the interaction. St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said at a news conference on Saturday that Thaddeus McCarroll´s mother reported on Friday night that her son had barricaded himself in a home in Jennings. The mother told police her son ´was talking about going on a "journey´"and a "mission" and mentioned a "black revolution,"´according to police. (Snip) The rubber bullet to the leg failed to deter the suspect. Officers then responded the ´charging´ Granny Get Your Gun Sun, 19 59 2015 12:59:57 GMT f65d5560aa6d1415df0b64c38f2771638458c81f Washington Post, by Maureen Dowd Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sun, 19 59 2015 12:59:57 GMT Washington ' The most famous woman on the planet has a confounding problem. She can’t figure out how to campaign as a woman. In 2008, Hillary Clinton took advice from two men — Bill Clinton and Mark Penn — and campaigned like a man. Worried about proving she could be commander in chief, Hillary scrubbed out the femininity, vulnerability and heart, in image and issues, that were anathema to Penn. Consciously tamping down the humor and warmth in Hillary and playing up the muscularity and bellicosity, her strategist modeled Hillary on Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher. Interest high in Shroud of Turin Sun, 19 44 2015 12:44:28 GMT f49764b0f876728f8573ec07ea344f0279b71b13 Associated Press, by Staff Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sun, 19 44 2015 12:44:28 GMT Turin, Italy - Turin´s archbishop says interest in the Shroud of Turin is so keen that many pilgrims who already saw the burial cloth some believe covered Jesus are traveling back to the northern Italian city to see it again when it goes back on display starting Sunday. The 14-foot long cloth will be displayed from April 19 to June 24. Pope Francis will view it on June 21. Archbishop Cesare Nosiglia said on Saturday that many of the pilgrims who made reservations for this latest showing had seen the shroud when it was last on public display in 2010. He says people of all faiths and even non-believers are coming. FBI overstated forensic hair matches in nearly all trials before 2000 Sun, 19 33 2015 12:33:30 GMT 27fe75c4ed510509450dbaeb942c5e816093a9ab Washington Post, by Spencer S. Hsu Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sun, 19 33 2015 12:33:30 GMT The Justice Department and FBI have formally acknowledged that nearly every examiner in an elite FBI forensic unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence against criminal defendants over more than a two-decade period before 2000. (Snip) The FBI errors alone do not mean there was not other evidence of a convict’s guilt. Defendants and federal and state prosecutors in 46 states and the District are being notified to determine whether there are grounds for appeals. Four defendants were previously exonerated. The admissions mark a watershed in one of the country’s largest forensic The end of the license plate Sat, 18 08 2015 11:08:17 GMT 610b66e5adea47d8e27e6eda0fa0f1bd447a180a Washington Examiner (DC), by Jim Harper Posted By: JoniTx- Sat, 18 08 2015 11:08:17 GMT Until recently our auto travels — in public — have been essentially private. Scattered individuals may have observed our locations at given moments, but the bulk of our public movements have been practically obscure. Nobody collected data in a systematic or useful way, and our movements were lost to history. That is no longer true. Public and private entities are scanning license plates, snapping photos of our cars, and storing the times and locations where they appear. Close correlation between license plate numbers and particular drivers means that databases of mundane information about auto movements also reveal quite sensitive information ‘Hookers for Hillary´: Bunny Ranch Employees Endorse Hillary Clinton Sat, 18 50 2015 10:50:58 GMT d1e17a91245a25f2df68bf97ef7d4fd071cf567d Breitbart Big Government, by Kelli Serio Posted By: JoniTx- Sat, 18 50 2015 10:50:58 GMT Prostitutes from Dennis Hof’s Moonlite Bunny Ranch in Mound, Nevada have officially endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. With a new campaign called “Hookers for Hillary,” Hof says his girls will do anything they can to support Hillary. “I’m reaching out to the Democrats in northern Nevada and saying ‘what can we do to help?´” Hof told The Daily Caller. “Air Force Amy has announced that she’s going to give another half'hour to any donor who donates to Hillary. An extra half'hour of time in the bedroom. That’s her way of supporting. All the girls are coming up with different things Hillary Clinton´s Big Benefactor Has Trade Links with Iran Sat, 18 51 2015 09:51:30 GMT 316e4398e0ab94ee299a01e7eb61e98728645711 Newsweek, by Rory Ross Posted By: PageTurner- Sat, 18 51 2015 09:51:30 GMT Enemies of Hillary Clinton waiting to discredit her bid for the White House are likely to seize on news that one of the biggest benefactors to the Clinton Foundation has been trading with Iran and may be in breach of US sanctions imposed on the country. Ukrainian oligarch Victor Pinchuk, 54, has courted the Clintons for at least nine years – in the United States, the Alps and Ukraine. Earlier this year, he was confirmed as the largest individual contributor to the Clinton Foundation, whose aims include the creation of “economic opportunity and growth”. He also has links to the Tony Blair Flag fracas at Valdosta State Sat, 18 41 2015 09:41:32 GMT f3b83ba13916f29473958cf266a4a7aaabc8bbfe Valdosta Daily Times [GA], by Adam Floyd Posted By: ledwith- Sat, 18 41 2015 09:41:32 GMT A military veteran was detained but not charged by Valdosta State University police after she approached a group of protesters on campus who were walking on an American flag and took it from them. Michelle Manhart, an Air Force veteran, said she was not planning to take the flag from the group, but she had heard about the group’s recent campus demonstrations and wanted to take action. “I did not want anything like this, but I got a call from a student who told me that the flag was on the ground, and they were walking on it,” said Manhart. Mason principal cancels Muslim event, apologizes Sat, 18 16 2015 09:16:57 GMT 8a96e1a7c38ec1b299cfe209368b1efe0549db28 Cincinnati Enquirer, by Hannah Sparling * Posted By: Ribicon- Sat, 18 16 2015 09:16:57 GMT Mason — It was pitched as an event that would "celebrate diversity" – students would wear a headscarf for a day to get a taste of Islamic culture. It backfired. Mason High School canceled "A Covered Girl Challenge," and principal Mindy McCarty'Stewart sent an apology Thursday to district families. (Snip) Female students who wanted to participate would wear a headscarf, or hijab, for the entire school day. Then, there would be a time for discussion and reflection. The event was sponsored by MHS´ Muslim Student Association, but an email promoting it came from MHS´ Student Activities Department. In her letter, Hillary´s Campaign Logo And The Left´s Love Affair With Communist Cuba Sat, 18 07 2015 09:07:38 GMT f1d349a797cda4725d6a9edf699af764cb5e87f5 Investor´s Business Daily, by Kerry Jackson Posted By: PageTurner- Sat, 18 07 2015 09:07:38 GMT Hillary Clinton´s logo has been taking its share of lumps since she unveiled it Sunday. Some say it looks like a hospital sign. Or the Twin Towers. Or just plain ugly. We can see that. But we´d agree with those who say it looks as though it was inspired by the Cuban flag. Not just because of the visual similarities — the blue stripes and red arrows pointing right — but because it doesn´t take a big or surprising leap to make a connection between the two. Remember, it was the Obama 2008 Houston campaign office that had a couple of Cuban flags pinned to the wall each with an image of Che Guevara — the murdering Marxist Iranian ship convoy moves toward Yemen, alarming US officials Sat, 18 05 2015 09:05:13 GMT e953643fb43ab6ea428f8fa2bc55b858e68d2155 The Hill [Washington, DC], by Kristina Wong Posted By: foont- Sat, 18 05 2015 09:05:13 GMT U.S. military officials are concerned that Iran´s support for Houthi rebels in Yemen could spark a confrontation with Saudi Arabia and plunge the region into sectarian war. Iran is sending an armada of seven to nine ships — some with weapons — toward Yemen in a potential attempt to resupply the Shia Houthi rebels, according to two U.S. defense officials. Officials fear the move could lead to a showdown with the U.S. or other members of a Saudi-led coalition, which is enforcing a naval blockade of Yemen and is conducting its fourth week of airstrikes against the Houthis. Iran sent a destroyer and another vessel to The Sham Candidacy of Hillary Clinton — and What It Means for the Republic Sat, 18 02 2015 09:02:14 GMT 36ef039e7b0f16a78c6e670a5b1c460a85071fd8 PJ Media, by Michael Walsh Posted By: StormCnter- Sat, 18 02 2015 09:02:14 GMT Let us please stipulate that in a rational world, a woman like Hillary Rodham Clinton would have absolutely no chance of being nominated for, much less elected, president of the United States. She has achieved nothing, accomplished nothing (unless you count the four dead Americans at Benghazi, for which she will ultimately be held responsible); she is an exremely poor public speaker, full of annoying verbal and physical tics; she is legendarily dishonest; she is a hard'core Alinskyite; and in general a wretched human being. By rights, she should be laughed off the stage, the same way the smart set Last Two Doolittle Raiders Honored on Anniversary Sat, 18 00 2015 09:00:06 GMT 70d980b36c317ed4b8fc044e298015aa65909890 PJ Media, by Rick Moran Posted By: StormCnter- Sat, 18 00 2015 09:00:06 GMT Only two men are left alive from the 80 airmen and pilots who took off from the deck of the USS Hornet on April 18, 1942, and set out to send Japan a message that the U.S. would stop at nothing to win the war begun by Japan a few months earlier. Retired Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” Cole, 99, and Staff Sgt. David Thatcher, 93, are the last of the Doolittle Raiders — the men who struck the first blow against the Japanese empire by bombing Tokyo. They are in Dayton, Ohio, today to present the Raiders Congressional Gold Medal to There are some intense procedures for having coffee with Hillary Clinton Sat, 18 57 2015 08:57:16 GMT 3af170f99ce41aeb04998ac84d234743d764de7b Business Insider, by Hunter Walker Posted By: StormCnter- Sat, 18 57 2015 08:57:16 GMT In the first week of her presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton and her team sought to have a "grassroots" effort with a road trip to Iowa, where she focused on small, intimate roundtables with voters. But it takes extensive planning and cloak'and'dagger maneuvering to stage simple events for a former first lady and Democratic front'runner, who has a Secret Service detail and media circus following her every move. Clinton started the final day of her first campaign trail trip on Thursday by having coffee with a group of five local leaders in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Business Insider spoke with most of the attendees, and Rand Paul Keeps Saying that a Secret Scandal Will Wreck Hillary Clinton “Soon" Sat, 18 52 2015 08:52:50 GMT 8bfb24bf6a3fec9ab19aa04a4950aad17459cf79 Bloomberg, by David Weigel Posted By: StormCnter- Sat, 18 52 2015 08:52:50 GMT In a speech yesterday to the anti-abortion Susan B. Anthony List, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul made his third oblique reference to a scandal that—according to him—will grievously wound Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton. "You ever hear ´em ask Hillary Clinton, this money she´s getting, whether it influences her decisions?" said Paul, referring to media questions about donors to the Clinton family´s charitable organizations. "There´s going to be stuff coming out about the Clinton Foundation and their donations from different companies that get special approval from the Secretary of State. Coming out in the next couple of What Hillary Clinton’s debut on the trail reveals about her policy agenda Sat, 18 48 2015 08:48:08 GMT 9c1802cb2955d0de90426fbe2cccff504212d98f Washington Post, by Philip Rucker Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sat, 18 48 2015 08:48:08 GMT Norwalk, IA - One big question looming over Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential candidacy has been what policy ideas she will propose to cast herself as a change agent without running against the sitting president she served. (Snip) Even without offering policy specifics, the Democratic front-runner sketched out a broad vision and ventured into new territory, particularly when she advocated adopting campaign finance reform to fix a “dysfunctional political system” and getting rid of regulations that inhibit the growth of small businesses. Clinton defended two pillars of Obama’s domestic agenda, Obama is going Alinsky Rule 12 on Republicans Sat, 18 41 2015 08:41:03 GMT 39f95a26ab6b312308678f5350aac70704b39433 American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson Posted By: EnsignOToole- Sat, 18 41 2015 08:41:03 GMT Although he doesn’t reference Saul Alinsky the Associated Press’s Jim Kuhhenn does notice a nasty turn in President Obama’s rhetoric: With a tone of outrage and eye-rolling dismissiveness, President Barack Obama and his White House team are working out their aggressions on Republicans. Well into the final quarter of Obama's presidency the White House approach is, if you can't join 'em, beat 'em. Even with a whiff of bipartisanship in the air, the president is going on offense and building on a strategy employed since Democrats lost control of the Senate. Disagree with a Republican? The White House approach is to Australia arrests 5 for alleged ISIS'inspired attack Sat, 18 25 2015 08:25:52 GMT 9b9e589385dcd2f204d9dd347b2b65db0f63182b Associated Press, by Staff Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sat, 18 25 2015 08:25:52 GMT Sydney ' Five Australian teenagers were arrested Saturday on suspicion of plotting an Islamic State group'inspired terrorist attack at a Veterans’ Day ceremony that included targeting police officers, officials said. The suspects included two 18'year'olds who are alleged to have been preparing an attack at the ANZAC Day ceremony in Melbourne later this month, Australian Federal Police Acting Deputy Commissioner Neil Gaughan told reporters. Another 18'year'old was arrested on weapons charges, and two other men, aged 18 and 19, were in custody and assisting police. All the arrests took place in Melbourne.