News Forum - HomePage - RSS News Forum - HomePage - RSS ( Sun, 04 02 2015 06:02:05 GMT Sun, 04 02 2015 06:02:05 GMT For transgender people, getting healthcare remains difficult despite Obamacare Sun, 04 50 2015 05:50:20 GMT 66fa0545abeb97529a42938fcd495c28450598e6 Los Angeles Times, by Soumya Karlamangla Posted By: Ribicon- Sun, 04 50 2015 05:50:20 GMT Desperate for hormonal treatments, transgender patients were turning to friends and illicit dealers for unregulated cocktails of drugs. Many were left with health complications and infections that landed them in the waiting room of a busy South Los Angeles clinic. &#34;For the most part, they were basically getting care on the streets,&#34; said Jim Mangia, president and chief executive of St. John´s Well Child and Family Center, which runs the West 58th Street health center as part of a network of low'cost Los Angeles'area clinics. After years of dealing with medical problems created by what he saw as a major New Polls Have Carson Surging While Trump Falls Sun, 04 59 2015 04:59:19 GMT 050dfaaa3ac876cf3d8ff1ec56348aa87323d735 Legal Insurrection, by Kemberlee Kaye Posted By: Pluperfect- Sun, 04 59 2015 04:59:19 GMT IBD writes: The nationwide survey found that 24% of Republicans back Carson, compared with 17% who say they support Trump. Marco Rubio came in third with 11% and Carly Fiorina fourth at 9%. Jeb Bush, once considered a prohibitive favorite, ranked fifth with just 8% support, which was a point lower than those who say they are still undecided. The IBD/TIPP Poll has a proven track record for accuracy, based on its performance in the past three presidential elections. In a comparison of the final results of various pollsters for the 2004 and 2008 elections, IBD/TIPP was the most accurate. And the New John Kasich loses ground in New Hampshire poll Sun, 04 55 2015 04:55:27 GMT f927e93796edd2c0db6d3778414d7a9e426704b6 Cleveland Plain Dealer, by Henry J. Gomez Posted By: Pluperfect- Sun, 04 55 2015 04:55:27 GMT CLEVELAND, Ohio – The rise of anti'establishment candidates and Marco Rubio – and the re'emergence of Jeb Bush – have stalled Ohio Gov. John Kasich´s momentum in New Hampshire, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll shows. Kasich, who a month ago sat in second place, behind real estate mogul Donald Trump, does not rank among the Republican presidential field´s top 5 this time. Trump leads at 21 percent, followed by former Hewlett'Packard CEO Carly Fiorina at 16 percent, Bush at 11 percent and Rubio and Dr. Ben Carson tied at 10 percent. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is next, The More You Politicize Guns, The Weaker Your Case Becomes Sun, 04 46 2015 04:46:41 GMT 4d7677f11a47cce261b544967779b981f1b509ef The Federalist, by David Harsanyi Posted By: Pluperfect- Sun, 04 46 2015 04:46:41 GMT After the horrific mass shooting at a community college in Oregon, President Obama made an impassioned case that gun violence is “something we should politicize”—and why should this be any different: <i>This is a political choice that we make, to allow this to happen every few months in America. We collectively are answerable to those families who lose their loved ones because of our inaction.</i> Everything in that statement is wrong. What happened in Oregon is tragic, and the nation should comfort families and look for reasonable and practical ways to stem violence, but there is only one murderer. Now, Marco Rubio’s Black Lives Matter commentary is suddenly relevant, for some reason Sun, 04 42 2015 04:42:32 GMT e27ec5898173122c96fb0a472263395ae0f12e02 Washington Post, by Janell Ross Posted By: Pluperfect- Sun, 04 42 2015 04:42:32 GMT There’s a kind of narrative that tends to develop about every candidate for president. Donald Trump is a braggart willing to mercilessly criticize anyone who dares to criticize him. Ben Carson’s patrician, maybe even laconic public speaking style camouflages his controversial '' even incendiary '' ideas. Former Florida governor Jeb Bush is a well'funded and cerebral but socially awkward WASP. And Sen. Marco Rubio (R'Fla.), the boy wonder, has purchased real estate in the safest and most carefully staged campaign zip codes, biding his time for when Trump flames out. You’ll note that beyond perhaps Trump, not one of the ideas Blue Helmets to Supplant America’s Blue Line Sun, 04 26 2015 04:26:16 GMT 18a96077734bc00e32f5699df9d47cf3f8325fda Canada Free Press, by Judi McLeod Posted By: snowcloud- Sun, 04 26 2015 04:26:16 GMT Blue Helmet United Nations personnel will be replacing municipal police forces whose ranks have been harassed and hollowed out over the last year by Obama activists in groups like #BlackLivesMatter. Marxism always moves in to fill the vacuum left behind by anarchy. Like all things named by the UN, the ‘Strong Cities Network’ (SCN) sounds benign and good for society, a society distracted from what is really going on by their own self'serving governments. The Strong Cities Network is being launched in a day when millions of illegal aliens are flooding American borders while the Obama administration looks the other way. SCN makes Butch Jones on another tough UT loss: ´No magical cure´ Sun, 04 16 2015 04:16:12 GMT 65e57e4c4a6800c752294e0d5a8b50df76e555bb The (Nashville) Tennessean, by Matt Slovin Posted By: DaddyO- Sun, 04 16 2015 04:16:12 GMT The cursed two'touchdown lead came earlier this time, but the end result was the same. Tennessee used a 96'yard return for a touchdown on the opening kickoff by Evan Berry to help build a 14'point lead, but once again, the Vols failed to hold it. Arkansas handed Tennessee its third loss in four games, 24'20. “It’s definitely frustrating,” safety Brian Randolph said. “I know it’s frustrating for the fans. We’ve just got to learn how to finish.” The loss bumped Tennessee (2'3, 0'2 SEC) below .500 for the first time this season. With games against Georgia and Alabama upcoming, a 2'5 How Do You Solve an Unknown Like Melania? 3 Different Publications Try — at the Same Time Sun, 04 08 2015 04:08:46 GMT a9c66a833b56ef6dfdbed938bc6c031077102845 New York Magazine, by Jaime Fuller Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sun, 04 08 2015 04:08:46 GMT In a presidential campaign cycle full of familiar names and candidates who have already run a campaign or two or eight, Donald Trump stands out — a factor, no doubt, in his unexpected popularity surge. The same logic holds for his wife, who is rarely seen on the campaign trail and, unlike one candidate´s spouse, has never been president. Plenty of reporters seemed to realize that Melania Trump remained a mystery, and this week the world was blessed with a surfeit of information about her in three profiles in the New York Times, Washington Post, and People. The three stories all relay a series of similar facts — growing up in Slovenia, Is it time for a new statesman? Sun, 04 50 2015 03:50:47 GMT a286877b749d0df30d2ce5c1a6faa8a7ac831961 Daily Inter Lake [Kalispell MT], by Frank Miele Posted By: davesenior- Sun, 04 50 2015 03:50:47 GMT Have you heard of Daniel Webster? No, not the 19th century senator and statesman whose name is recognized by many of us even if we would have a hard time reciting his accomplishments. There’s another Daniel Webster in our nation’s capital. [SNIP] Webster announced on Monday that he is running for speaker of the House to replace John Boehner, Chances are, Webster has no chance to win the election as speaker for the same reason why he is running in the first place — the entrenched power brokers in the Capitol don’t want to see reform of a system that has enriched them Benghazi panel talking point proven false Sun, 04 49 2015 03:49:49 GMT aeb246b1d0652a58ea11ab13a426190bf37a8ee6 The Hill [Washington, DC], by Julian Hattem Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sun, 04 49 2015 03:49:49 GMT Democrats claimed this week that the House’s special committee investigating the 2012 violence in Benghazi, Libya, was the longest inquiry of its kind, but fact-checkers on Friday proved them wrong. In fact, there have been at least four special congressional committees charged with investigating various incidents that have run longer than the Benghazi panel, Politifact discovered. The claim that the Benghazi committee had been in existence longer than any other special investigation committee was incorrectly reported by The Hill as well as The New York Times, ABC News and other media outlets. The existence of the former Fridge of death: We’re still a benighted land mired in the muck of bigotry Sun, 04 36 2015 03:36:14 GMT 5ccf6a86f8308cb3dbb7076aa379b94b988cf893 Indian Express [Noida, India], by Tunku Varadarajan Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sun, 04 36 2015 03:36:14 GMT On the day Narendra Modi returned from the United States, having wowed Silicon Valley with his openness to all things digital, a Muslim man was murdered in a village a mere 30 miles from the PM’s residence, his life pulped out of him by a Hindu mob that believed that he’d eaten beef for dinner. The contrast between the modernity of the PM’s diplomacy and the unhinged primitiveness of the mob was so stark as to appear almost make-believe, like some sort of passion play staged to remind us that — for all our pretensions as a global power — we’re still a benighted land mired in the muck of bigotry. A spectacular photo of peace Sun, 04 27 2015 03:27:39 GMT 834013c9fc9125a36403a924066a3ce327b98f19 Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm Posted By: SurferLad- Sun, 04 27 2015 03:27:39 GMT No politics here today. Just sharing a spectacular photograph not of Capitol Hill, but from Capitol Hill taken a few days ago by the Capitol Architect´s office. All those faces down there looking up at you, sort of. From up here, Washington almost looks like a nice place. From all those years covering politics, I was always out in front of the stage. I was curious what the crowd looked like from the stage. Marco Rubio Lends Support to Anti'Cop Rhetoric, Black Lives Matter Seeks Meeting Sun, 04 25 2015 03:25:32 GMT ff17b5cef110dbe8509f9ca378d208c0cce022fc Breitbart./Big Government, by Julia Hahn Posted By: Pinchem- Sun, 04 25 2015 03:25:32 GMT DeRay McKesson, one of the top organizers for the Black Lives Matter movement, is seeking a meeting with presidential aspirant Sen. Marco Rubio (R'FL)80%. The request for a meeting follows comments in which Rubio seemed to lend his personal support to the group’s anti'cop rhetoric. In a recent tweet, McKesson said, “@MarcoRubio, I just saw your recent interview re: the movement. Will you meet to discuss the issues, and solutions, further?” McKesson has in many ways become a spokesman for the Black Lives Matter movement–having been recognized by Fortune Magazine for his work with the protesters, Sanders draws more than 20,000 in Boston, building on a strong week Sun, 04 04 2015 03:04:58 GMT c37a3500ec35822400b1ae68efe8327ff0ae937a Washington Post, by John Wagner Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 04 04 2015 03:04:58 GMT This story has been updated. BOSTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders (I'Vt.) drew a crowd of more than 20,000 here on Saturday night, building on the momentum of a week during which he posted a quarterly fundraising total that nearly matched that of Hillary Rodham Clinton, his chief rival for the Democratic presidential nomination. The boisterous turnout at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center appeared to far exceed a previous record for a primary candidate in Massachusetts: a crowd of about 10,000 that came to see then'senator Barack Obama eight years ago as he campaigned for the presidency, according to the Donald Trump takes on gun control, mass shootings Sun, 04 59 2015 02:59:56 GMT 4a61cc8e8560bd9ab2208f89d0de818c3c3398da CBS News, by Sopan Debs Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 04 59 2015 02:59:56 GMT FRANKLIN, Tenn.' As the seemingly endless debate on gun control rages in the country in the wake of yet another mass shooting, GOP front'runner Donald Trump took the stage in Franklin, Tennessee, on Saturday and made his thoughts clear in front of a raucous crowd. Trump said he was a staunch advocate of the Second Amendment and that any gun legislation that emerges as a result of mass shootings in the U.S. should be limited to addressing mental health. He went as far as to imply that if teachers were armed at Oregon´s Umpqua Community College, where nine people were What Would JFK Do? Sun, 04 12 2015 02:12:48 GMT 94181828a2774dff650a599c2f52290e51daca7a PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez Posted By: Hazymac- Sun, 04 12 2015 02:12:48 GMT Tell us again daddy about the Missiles of October.” The year was 2030 and the Internet was a dim memory. For that matter, so were ATMs, supermarkets and running water. In that dark and diminished age campfire stories had made a comeback. People especially liked stories about the good old days. How good it was and all the magical things everyone had. Talking about them almost brought them back. The family sat round the wood fire amid a small cluster of houses in Nebraska and daddy, who was formerly a history teacher at a community college, had a particularly good recollection of Hillary does her best Trump impression on Saturday Night Live: Clinton sings Lean On Me, mocks The Donald, dances and cracks jokes as she tries to show off her lighter side Sun, 04 24 2015 10:24:23 GMT 6a9db4c6c9c31c45a558427da5d6cd306e4b047c Daily Mail (UK), by Chris Pleasance Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 04 24 2015 10:24:23 GMT Hillary Clinton wheeled out her best Donald Trump impression before taking part in a rendition of Lean On Me during a guest appearance on Saturday Night Live. Appearing on the opening episode of the new series, hosted by Miley Cyrus, Clinton took part in a skit with Kate McKinnon, the latest in a long line of female comics to impersonate her on the show. McKinnon played Clinton, while Clinton took on the role of a bartender named Val, helping the fake Clinton to blow off steam after ´a rough couple of 22 years.´ (Photos/Video) Lamenting her flagging campaign, ´Clinton´ can be No Coherent Identityitis Sun, 04 18 2015 10:18:53 GMT 41dffb169bbcb939ab0d71ad45424314105ade89 American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman Posted By: Judy W.- Sun, 04 18 2015 10:18:53 GMT There’s an illness sweeping the country and even the White House has succumbed to it: No coherent identityitis. In the way that the media highlights and frames mass shootings as a sort of ghoulish entertainment and ignores far more serious events, you might have missed the connection between the shootings in Oregon and Obama’s conduct this week. There’s a great deal of commonality between those murders and the disaster in the Middle East that Obama touched off with his ridiculous Arab Spring and Iran deal, a disaster that certainly has resulted in many more deaths and holds out the terrible Putin kicks Obama, who pretends not to feel a thing Sun, 04 11 2015 10:11:37 GMT 7c3cb4f4e430bd1857417ec0150e22325d66c745 Power Line, by Paul Mirengoff Posted By: StormCnter- Sun, 04 11 2015 10:11:37 GMT President Obama responded to his latest humiliation at the hands of Vladimir Putin by stating that “Mr. Putin had to go into Syria not out of strength but out of weakness, because his client, Mr. Assad, was crumbling.” This statement — pulled from the same notebook as the president’s pathetic speech to the U.N. — is true, but it fails to paper over the failure of Obama’s approach to Syria and the rise of Russia as a force in the Middle East. Obama’s statement would also have applied to the Soviet Union’s intervention in Hungary in 1956 and Czechoslovakia in 1968. NYC Chick'Fil'A grand opening satisfies cravings, upsets animal and gay rights activists Sun, 04 08 2015 10:08:45 GMT 04f00c1feb8636fa174de24d6f389b68540b3cdc New York Daily News, by Chris Sommerfeldt & Denis Slattery Posted By: MissMolly- Sun, 04 08 2015 10:08:45 GMT A highly adored and highly controversial fast food chain satisfied cravings and ruffled a few feathers Saturday with the grand opening of its first official Manhattan outpost. Chick'Fil'A, the massively popular Southern staple owned by a conservative Christian family known for their anti'gay marriage views, hatched a 5,000'square'foot store in Herald Square to mixed reviews from fervent devotees and activists. “This is the best chicken in the world, in my opinion.” said Dana Kelly, 25, after devouring an original chicken sandwich with waffle fries. “It was completely worth it. It’s like nothing else.” Thousands of hungry, and soggy, fast food Brock to Dems: Brace for $1 billion deluge from Koch brothers Sun, 04 03 2015 10:03:44 GMT e70c68284a27666330318f3b103d3db407a787f4 The Hill [DC], by Alexander Bolton Posted By: StormCnter- Sun, 04 03 2015 10:03:44 GMT David Brock urged Senate Democrats this week to look for ways to limit the political influence of billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch, who have vowed to spend millions in 2016. But some political experts think striking at the Kochs is questionable in its effectiveness. Brock, one of Hillary Clinton’s chief defenders, and Democratic pollster Geoff Garin met with Senate Democrats on Thursday to discuss the strategies for minimizing the influence of Koch'backed groups such as Concerned Veterans for America and Generation Opportunity. “I talked about why I thought this was an important issue to be raising,” Brock told The Hill. “The Kochs How the election revolution has arrived Sun, 04 00 2015 10:00:21 GMT 1adf653cdbf64fe2ef3d2335162d830fcdbb0fd6 Washington Times, by Robert W. Merry Posted By: StormCnter- Sun, 04 00 2015 10:00:21 GMT A political revolution is taking place in America. The process of selecting party presidential candidates has been transformed in the last two or three election cycles. Now we have the early debates designed to drive poll numbers and tell us who’s “ahead” and who’s “behind,” who’s “gaining” and who’s “dropping.” Yet not a single vote has been taken, not a single voter has pulled a lever in a voting booth or gone to a single caucus. And yet candidates are being winnowed out. Take, for example, Scott Walker of Wisconsin. Is he out because he couldn’t get any voters to Black Lives Matter asks state Dems for ´reparations´ Sun, 04 57 2015 09:57:14 GMT 04a1dd61b441cbfe4ad5b0278c4a1584c17ea5e5 Washington Examiner [DC], by Jason Russell Posted By: StormCnter- Sun, 04 57 2015 09:57:14 GMT Will Black Lives Matter revive the debate over reparations? The case for reparations is typically made as a form of economic compensation to descendants of slaves. These days, some racial activists also make the case for reparations as compensation for systemic discrimination in law enforcement. Several black leaders addressed Democratic state legislators Friday at the State Innovation Exchange in Washington, D.C. &#34;Thinking about decriminalization with reparations,&#34; Marbre Shahly'Butts, deputy director of racial justice at the Center for Popular Democracy, said. &#34;The idea is we that have extracted literally millions of dollars from communities, we have destroyed families. Mass incarceration has led to the Why Can’t Hillary Ever Learn From Past Mistakes? Sun, 04 53 2015 09:53:23 GMT c7bc588178b957ae1eddcb6a71d053fcc668406f Daily Beast, by Gil Troy Posted By: MissMolly- Sun, 04 53 2015 09:53:23 GMT Hillary Clinton once again finds herself stumbling with a previously unknown challenger surging. Perhaps she should look to the past for some help. Hillary Clinton’s campaign so far feels like a bad 1990s’ rerun: having braved this once, back when cell phones were clunky and dialing'up to get online took forever, must we endure this again? But, like binge drinkers who love AA as much as alcohol, both Hillary and Bill Clinton have always excelled at getting out of the messes they keep creating. Voters need to recognize why her scandals and stumbles seem so familiar, to decide whether to tolerate The Harm Political Buffoons Do Sun, 04 45 2015 09:45:39 GMT 16e1ffc25af173f4d7e1acf29eaaa9cecc346400 National Review Online, by Seth Cropsey & Douglas J. Feith Posted By: MissMolly- Sun, 04 45 2015 09:45:39 GMT Buffoonery is clownishness. The word comes from buffare, Italian for puffing out one’s cheeks, as comics have done since antiquity. Political buffoonery involves gross rhetoric and slapstick histrionics. Up until now, the American body politic has had reasonably effective antibodies to resist the swaggering demagoguery of political buffoons. Other nations have been less fortunate. Plutarch describes the 5th'century b.c. Athenian politician Cleon as a buffoon who yelled, slapped his thigh, and pranced about while speaking. Plutarch disapproved. Cleon encouraged contempt for serious public discourse, the historian noted, and that harmed the state. Mussolini’s strutting, chest'jutting, and self'identification with predatory'animal symbols Vassar College Says Ban on Israeli Foods ‘A Mistake’ Sun, 04 42 2015 09:42:38 GMT 897bf7981784542a723f4f77a41a405d118a074a Washington Free Beacon, by Adam Kredo Posted By: MissMolly- Sun, 04 42 2015 09:42:38 GMT Following what advocates of the movement to boycott Israel hailed as a major victory, officials at Vassar College reversed a ban on Israeli food products late Friday, calling it a “mistake” after questions from the Washington Free Beacon. Advocates of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which seeks to wage economic warfare on the Jewish state, celebrated what they claimed was a major victory in their battle against Israel when Vassar College’s dining department banned the Israeli hummus brand Sabra. However, the ban was lifted Friday afternoon following inquiries from the Free Beacon as to why the school had decided to