News Forum - HomePage - RSS News Forum - HomePage - RSS ( Wed, 27 05 2015 11:05:05 GMT Wed, 27 05 2015 11:05:05 GMT San Diego newspaper lays off 1/3rd of workforce after sale Wed, 27 57 2015 10:57:54 GMT de679cb8ecee46f41269ea062670733f08605849 Associated Press, by Staff Posted By: PageTurner- Wed, 27 57 2015 10:57:54 GMT SAN DIEGO '' San Diego´s dominant newspaper on Tuesday announced the layoffs of nearly a third of its 600 employees after it was acquired last week for $85 million by Los Angeles Times owner Tribune Publishing. The San Diego Union'Tribune said 178 employees ' most in its printing and delivery divisions ' would be laid off and their jobs done in Los Angeles. "When the two companies announced that they were coming together, we said at the time there were going to be some synergies, and unfortunately for a lot of people today we´re realizing those synergies," said Union'Tribune president and CEO US appeals court rejects Arkansas´ 12-week abortion ban based on fetal heartbeat Wed, 27 55 2015 10:55:14 GMT 83171cd413eea7b57448021fd6b123ffdb37247b Associated Press, by Allen Reed Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Wed, 27 55 2015 10:55:14 GMT Little Rock, AK - A federal appeals court struck down one of the nation´s toughest abortion restrictions on Wednesday, ruling that women would be unconstitutionally burdened by an Arkansas law that bans abortions after the 12th week of pregnancy if a doctor can detect a fetal heartbeat. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with doctors who challenged the law, ruling that abortion restrictions must be based on a fetus´ ability to live outside the womb, not the presence of a fetal heartbeat that can be detected weeks earlier. The court said that standard was established by previous U.S. Supreme Court rulings. Nebraska senators override governor´s veto, repeal death penalty Wed, 27 41 2015 10:41:54 GMT 4ed962e00c93aa1ea1566b42d615ce509065a167 World-Herald [Omaha, NE], by Joe Duggan & Todd Cooper Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Wed, 27 41 2015 10:41:54 GMT Lincoln - Nebraska has repealed the death penalty following a dramatic vote Wednesday by state lawmakers to override the governor’s veto. The high-stakes vote to override the veto of Legislative Bill 268 was 30-19. It requires at least 30 of 49 senators to overturn a gubernatorial veto. The outcome represented a defeat for first-term Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts, who made an all-out effort to peel away some of 18 conservative senators who helped pass the repeal bill. Earlier in the session, lawmakers overrode the governor’s veto of a bill that raises the state gas tax. And it represents a crowning achievement for Corrupt FIFA Has Clinton Foundation Ties; World Cup Host Qatar Gave Millions Wed, 27 23 2015 10:23:31 GMT cbabda4723f0a39a1426cb839d2c3a3439cf0c2a Daily Beast, by Jackie Kucinich Posted By: StormCnter- Wed, 27 23 2015 10:23:31 GMT Both Bill Clinton and his family’s charity have been tied to soccer’s governing body, as well as Qatar’s disastrous World Cup bid. And just like that, another Clinton Foundation donor is in the news. The Clinton global charity has received between $50,000 and $100,000 from soccer’s governing body and has partnered with the Fédération Internationale de Football Association on several occasions, according to donor listings on the foundation’s website. Several top FIFA executives were arrested Wednesday in Zurich and face corruption charges stretching back two decades, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Involvement with the embattled body extends beyond the foundation to Bill Vatican Official Denounces Ireland’s Vote for Same-Sex Marriage Wed, 27 23 2015 10:23:26 GMT 9035d8e4e97254c57f6187f145432cb87948212d New York Times, by Gaia Pianigiani Posted By: PageTurner- Wed, 27 23 2015 10:23:26 GMT ROME — In the Vatican’s eyes, the referendum in Ireland that legalized same-sex marriage last week was a “defeat for humanity,” a top Vatican official said in remarks published late on Tuesday. “I was very saddened by this result,” said Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican secretary of state, according to the Vatican Radio website. “I don’t think we can speak only about a defeat for Christian principles, but a defeat for humanity.” The Roman Catholic Church opposes same-sex marriage and regards homosexual relations as sinful, but many Catholics, especially young people in Western Europe and North America, pay little heed to Why the Fifth Circuit Smacked Down Obama’s Immigration Appeal Wed, 27 20 2015 10:20:52 GMT 193715264e39c90592eef7255570f0b195a77525 National Review Online, by Ian Smith Posted By: StormCnter- Wed, 27 20 2015 10:20:52 GMT Once again, President Obama’s unlawful amnesty push has suffered a legal blow, this time from a higher court. Yesterday the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the Obama administration’s request to lift a district'court injunction against its DACA and DAPA amnesty programs. (Snip)Crucially for immigration'enforcement advocates, the Fifth Circuit smacked down the president’s attorneys for arguing that Texas had no “legal standing” to challenge the president’s amnesty programs. Although obtaining standing to challenge the non'enforcement of our immigration laws has been a perennial problem for the public, Texas did a masterly job of structuring and arguing its case. Obama Won’t Take Immigration Battle Directly to Supreme Court Wed, 27 20 2015 10:20:02 GMT 77d38fcc97090563f520298f3fa94e35e3a112cf New York Times, by Michael D. Shear Posted By: PageTurner- Wed, 27 20 2015 10:20:02 GMT WASHINGTON — President Obama will put off a confrontation at the Supreme Court over his immigration executive actions, choosing not to ask for permission to carry out the programs while a fight over presidential authority plays out in the lower courts, officials said Wednesday. As a result, Mr. Obama’s vast overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws, which he announced with great fanfare last November, might not be resolved until just months before he leaves office. In a statement on Wednesday, officials from the Justice Department said they would not ask the Supreme Court to reverse this week’s decision by the Rand Paul Takes Campaign to Barack Obama´s Chicago Turf Wed, 27 14 2015 10:14:41 GMT c8ab11185c4f5583c737f92adfcc0bc37f55f5e5 Bloomberg News, by John McCormick Posted By: PageTurner- Wed, 27 14 2015 10:14:41 GMT Rand Paul took his unconventional Republican presidential campaign to Barack Obama´s political home base with a visit to a Chicago ward that voted 98.5 percent for the president in 2012. The Kentucky senator used the setting to argue for tax cuts for inner'city America, more lenient drug sentencing penalties and fresher approaches to poverty. "If we want things to be better, you´re going to have to look for something new," Paul told a midday crowd of about 100 on Chicago´s South Side. "We can´t keep doing the same thing over and over again." Stop unfairly asking what Hillary Clinton accomplished as Secretary of State Wed, 27 10 2015 10:10:46 GMT e1be2bfd21ccc847ee2abadff6b9b6164d8a2a09 Hot Air, by Jazz Shaw Posted By: StormCnter- Wed, 27 10 2015 10:10:46 GMT The unfair treatment of Hillary Clinton, brought about simply because the poor woman wants to be President, simply has to stop. All of these pestering questions, one after another, are obviously signs of hatred from people who are jealous of her many accomplishments. Or at least that’s the current line of defense being taken by the Ready for Hillary camp these days. But what were those accomplishments again? As Legal Insurrection points out, that’s an unfair question which is only being brought up by the aforementioned haters. Expecting a Commander in Chief to have some kind of accomplishments that show their Clinton Foundation hit with racketeering lawsuit Wed, 27 08 2015 10:08:26 GMT 8a7358f357cbb01e6df7d5c1dd15c5eb2dbc1eaa Washington Examiner [DC], by Sarah Westwood Posted By: StormCnter- Wed, 27 08 2015 10:08:26 GMT Bill and Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation have been hit with a racketeering lawsuit in Florida court. The lawsuit, filed by Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch, includes a legal request to have the Florida judge seize the private server on which Hillary Clinton and her aides hosted their emails while she served as secretary of state. Klayman has filed dozens of lawsuits against the Clintons and other prominent politicians. The racketeering, influenced and corrupt organizations, or RICO, case alleges the former first couple and their family philanthropy traded political favors for donations or generous speaking fees for Bill Clinton while his wife Dems hope for Cruz, fear Bush Wed, 27 06 2015 10:06:39 GMT 2035ab205a5fd437b7e82459400659322fc0488a The Hill [DC], by Mike Lillis Posted By: StormCnter- Wed, 27 06 2015 10:06:39 GMT Democrats are rooting for Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) to win the Republican presidential nomination, and Jeb Bush is the 2016 candidate they fear the most, according to a survey conducted by The Hill. In interviews with more than a dozen Democratic lawmakers, former members and strategists, The Hill asked questions to gauge what Democrats think of the large Republican field. Democrats think Cruz, a conservative firebrand, would alienate independent voters, propel liberals to the polls and give their party the best shot at picking up congressional seats in next year’s elections. Bush, they say, would be the much tougher opponent, because he’s a Engine Photos Land Spirit Airlines Flight Attendant in Controversy Wed, 27 02 2015 10:02:39 GMT d9df2641f5e11e7a5c713292b74468003c3a88de Good Morning America, by Nia Phillips and Caitlin Fallon Posted By: PageTurner- Wed, 27 02 2015 10:02:39 GMT A Spirit Airlines flight attendant found herself in the middle of a controversy after passengers spotted her posing for photos inside a jet engine. A passenger saw stewardess Ericka Paige Diehl posing for the photos while passengers boarded a Spirit Airlines flight at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. The passenger took down the flight attendant’s name and contacted ABC station WLS, asking if the photo was part of a new pre'flight checklist. The passenger then found out that Diehl posted the photos to her Facebook page, WLS reported. Spirit Airlines said in a statement about the photos, “The activity portrayed in the photo Rand Paul: Jeb Bush is not conservative enough Wed, 27 55 2015 09:55:22 GMT aa3a1105f3a9d614bf954635f7ac2fa3744c2825 USA Today, by David Jackson Posted By: PageTurner- Wed, 27 55 2015 09:55:22 GMT The Republican battle over what constitutes being a true conservative is well under way. Rand Paul fired a shot Wednesday on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, saying he doesn’t believe former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is conservative enough to be the Republican nominee in 2016. “I seriously doubt it,” the first'term Kentucky senator. “I think he’s going to have trouble. I think he has trouble on two fronts — one, getting the nomination and convincing conservatives that he’s conservative.” Paul, who is on a media tour promoting a new book, also cited the record of President George W. Bush — Jeb’s brother — and the Judge rejects State Dept. plan for Clinton emails, sets timetable for release Wed, 27 50 2015 09:50:16 GMT 0986eb363d4e846dcfb933688554d9566a27fe69 Washington Times (DC), by Stephen Dinan Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 27 50 2015 09:50:16 GMT A federal judge rejected the Obama administration’s latest effort to delay release of some of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s emails, issuing an order Wednesday demanding that the State Department start rolling out the emails on a firm schedule every month. Judge Rudolph Contreras gave the department until the end of January to complete the production of all 30,000 emails, which means the final messages will be released about the same time Mrs. Clinton, who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, prepares to face voters. The State Department had asked that it have 60 days between releases, and Why Aren’t People Moving to America’s ‘Best’ Cities? Wed, 27 49 2015 09:49:48 GMT 81ef3de51b6a99c2cdb9948fa041e391ac983869 Bloomberg News, by Patrick Clark Posted By: PageTurner- Wed, 27 49 2015 09:49:48 GMT Earlier this month, real estate brokerage Redfin published a list of America’s most bicycle'friendly cities, slotting Minneapolis first. That should seem a little ridiculous to anyone who has spent a winter in the North Star metropolis. Then again, hilliness and the number of bike commuters were part of the study’s methodology. The number of days cold enough to freeze snot to your upper lip was not. Let’s not single out Redfin, though. A quick scan of “best cities” lists offers plenty that don’t pass the sniff test. There’s the list of best places to launch a startup that touts San Diego Clinton lets loose Southern drawl in South Carolina Wed, 27 44 2015 09:44:13 GMT 9dbb750efa25c38f803fee7a91756fdd3c94106a The Hill (Washington DC), by Elliot Smilowitz Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 27 44 2015 09:44:13 GMT (Video) Hillary Clinton, who grew up in Chicago, spoke with a Southern accent during a swing through South Carolina on Wednesday. At several points in her talk with minority women small'business owners, Clinton slowed her speech and lowered the timbre of her voice for a Southern drawl. Earlier this year, Bloomberg highlighted versions of American English employed by Clinton, going back to her early years as first lady of Arkansas and first lady of the United States. More recently, the former secretary of State has been known for high'pitched, fast'paced speeches that are more pronounced, such as her press conference Queen Elizabeth II sets in train British prime minister David Cameron´s EU referendum plan Wed, 27 59 2015 08:59:18 GMT b307f1c649411712e205497d929b8a845249461c Reuters, by Staff Posted By: Emerson- Wed, 27 59 2015 08:59:18 GMT Queen Elizabeth II has set in motion British prime minister David Cameron´s plans for a European Union membership referendum as he faced pressure to explain when it would be held and what changes to the EU he wants. Mr Cameron, who said he would prefer to stay inside a reformed EU but is not "ruling anything out" if it fails to change, was re-elected on May 7 on a pledge to reshape ties with the bloc before allowing Britons to vote on whether to stay or leave. Donning her crown as she sat on a gilded throne in a packed Bill Clinton Formed His Shell Company Two Days After Hillary Was Picked As Top Diplomat Wed, 27 56 2015 08:56:21 GMT 4556f42666e567c3bd0631d37e7c066320e088f8 PJ Media, by Robert Wargas Posted By: Drive- Wed, 27 56 2015 08:56:21 GMT I just thought I’d contribute a detail to the latest news about the Clintons’ byzantine financial arrangements, specifically the limited-liability company Bill Clinton used to channel his “consulting” profits. The original Associated Press story said that WJC, LLC, the “shell company” in question, was formed in Delaware in 2008. It’s more interesting when you find out the specific date. I searched the database of the Delaware Department of State’s Division of Corporations. There is one listing for WJC, LLC. According to the information on file, the company was formed December 3, 2008. President Obama had confirmed Hillary Clinton as ´I´m ready to do this again´: Rick Santorum jumps into White House race during interview with George Stephanopoulos – ABC anchor´s first with 2016 hopeful since Clinton* Wed, 27 53 2015 08:53:43 GMT bddab068116b24589762734469a4381ca4ec2df3 Daily Mail (UK), by Francesca Chambers Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 27 53 2015 08:53:43 GMT Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum confirmed this afternoon to ABC News´ George Stephanopoulos that the ´major´ announcement he´s been touting is another attempt at the White House. ´I´m ready to do this again,´ Santorum told him. The exclusive interview won´t air until after Santorum has publicly announced his plans at a rally this evening at Penn United Technologies, a factory in Cabot, Pennsylvania, near what his team is calling his ´boyhood home´ in Butler County. Stephanopoulos shared the news'breaking tidbit first via his Twitter account. (Tweet) The full interview will be broken into two pieces, airing at 6:30 pm Eastern Campaign season now officially underway: Hillary’s fake southern accent is back Wed, 27 48 2015 08:48:05 GMT 69e48a937b0b88d7aa0240f3fb9229139a431b79 Hot Air, by Allahpundit Posted By: jackson- Wed, 27 48 2015 08:48:05 GMT It’s not as bad as the immortal “noways tahhhrd” clip, but that came in front of a mostly black audience and prominent Dems tend to reserve their more cartoonish, insulting accents for minority crowds. Anyway, two theories on the case of the mysterious reappearing twang. One, the charitable version: It’s an unconscious thing Hillary does around southerners after having lived in Arkansas for so many years. My own NYC accent will emerge sometimes, sincerely unintentionally, when I find myself chatting with someone who speaks fluent New Yorkese. Friends from the south who’ve lost traces of their accent over time have Cruz: Obama to Abbott: Willing to give fed aid Wed, 27 46 2015 08:46:15 GMT ec742a2e9b49e2d66d33642667490e14c9e1e144 Corpus Christi Caller-Times (TX), by Staff Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 27 46 2015 08:46:15 GMT These are the latest updates in the rescue efforts in Wimberley: Click here to learn more about Corpus Christi´s flood victims. 2:20 p.m.: U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, who is seeking the Republican nomination for president, is speaking at the news conference. Cruz said he is appreciative of the volunteers, who are rolling up their sleeves. Cruz said Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has talked with President Barack Obama, who told Abbott he is willing to give federal aid. 2 p.m.: Ken Bell, San Marcos Emergency Management Coordinator, confirms Michelle Charba has been found. Bell confirms 9 people remain missing. Bell is Venezuela, Where Robbing A Bank Doesn´t Make Money But Making Change At One Does Wed, 27 22 2015 08:22:56 GMT 8c53491b8461d5ce1d21416b62baaa063d5814d7 Forbes, by Tim Worstall Posted By: PageTurner- Wed, 27 22 2015 08:22:56 GMT A useful little rule of thumb is that when a government manages to make money worth nothing then they’ve been doing something wrong. There have been hyperinflations of this kind before: Weimar Germany (no, not what brought Hitler to power, a decade before that), post WW II Hungary and of course modern Zimbabwe. Where it got so bad, at the end, that they couldn’t actually print banknotes of sufficient value to purchase the ink with which to print banknotes. That’s why the Z $ finally died. Venezuela hasn’t got quite that bad as yet. With the black market rate for the FIFA corruption probe targets ´World Cup of fraud,´ IRS chief says Wed, 27 14 2015 08:14:53 GMT 0cc4274db15d347627396a753c0927ddc36d902a CNN, by Eliott C. McLaughlin and Greg Botelho Posted By: PageTurner- Wed, 27 14 2015 08:14:53 GMT FIFA´s Ethics Committee has banned 11 individuals from soccer'related activities amid U.S. allegations of corruption, FIFA said. Several of the banned individuals were named in a Wednesday indictment outlining corruption allegations. Responding to allegations of corruption within FIFA, European soccer´s governing body, UEFA, said its member associations should consider whether to attend the upcoming FIFA World Congress, which the organization said "should be postponed, with new FIFA presidential elections to be organized within the next six months." The next step in the FIFA corruption investigation is extradition, whereby federal officials will attempt to bring suspects to the United States to face allegations