News Forum - HomePage - RSS News Forum - HomePage - RSS ( Wed, 01 57 2015 05:57:48 GMT Wed, 01 57 2015 05:57:48 GMT John Boehner and Benjamin Netanyahu, in Israel Meeting, Keep It Low Key Wed, 01 47 2015 05:47:04 GMT dd65c95897ad2a65bca2894b165c1f4f5f2b9e9d New York Times, by Jodi Rudoren Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Wed, 01 47 2015 05:47:04 GMT Jerusalem ' If the speaker of the House visits Israel, and does not say anything substantive, does it have any effect on the troubled relations between Washington and Jerusalem? (Snip) “Yesterday, an Iranian general brazenly declared, and I quote, ‘Israel’s destruction is nonnegotiable,’ but evidently giving Iran’s murderous regime a clear path to the bomb is negotiable,” Mr. Netanyahu declared. “Iran must stop its aggression in the region, stop its terrorism throughout the world, and stop its threats to annihilate Israel. That should be nonnegotiable, and that’s the deal that the world powers must insist upon.” EXCLUSIVE: Who needs Rosie O´Donnell? Monica Lewinsky tapped by Barbara Walters to bring the mojo back to The View and make it the ´runaway success´ it once was Wed, 01 45 2015 05:45:28 GMT 247998e6525b974798063e66f53f5b9218665ee7 Daily Mail (UK), by Topper Toussaint Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 01 45 2015 05:45:28 GMT Retired news legend Barbara Walters still has some clout ' and a strong opinion about how ABC can turn things around at the ratings'challenged show she created, The View. Barbara´s magic bullet: Monica Lewinsky. Walters says that the former White House intern would be a ´run away success´ on The View, a network source tells Daily Mail Online. She would attract great guests ' even if casting her as a regular co'host would make it unlikely that potential 2016 Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton or President Bill Clinton would ever appear on the show again. Lefty Celebrities Rosie O’Donnell, Michael Moore Announce Joint Venture Wed, 01 40 2015 05:40:47 GMT 7777098ed371cc10d51e5e746d910a749a71da86 Newsbusters, by Staff Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 01 40 2015 05:40:47 GMT In the most surprising news of the year so far concerning liberal celebrities, the New York Times reported in its Wednesday editions that Michael Moore and Rosie O’Donnell have more than ideological synchronicity. They are now “romantically involved” and expecting their first child. As befits the leftist agenda of the Times, reporter Amanda Portcullis, who interviewed Moore and O’Donnell for the story, presented the developments in a highly positive light. She quoted no one who criticized Moore’s anti'business, anti'conservative movies, nor did she allow anyone to state an opposing view to O’Donnell’s 9/11 “trutherism” and hostility to gun rights. More Poll finds rising exile support for Obama´s Cuba policy Wed, 01 35 2015 05:35:17 GMT 08c15e2493729f966373897e129ec322f6376c48 Reuters, by David Adams Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Wed, 01 35 2015 05:35:17 GMT A poll of Cuban-Americans shows support for the White House´s new Cuba policy has risen in the three months since it was announced, with 51 percent now in favor of closer engagement with Cuba, up from 44 percent in December. The poll by consulting firm Bendixen & Amandi International, and released in New York on Wednesday, sampled 400 people across the country´s population of approximately 2 million Cuban-Americans, mostly concentrated in Florida and New Jersey. Forty percent of those polled said they disagreed with the new policy. The White House policy change announced Dec. 17 includes plans Bibi´s Criticism of Iran Deal Has Mika Making Faces Wed, 01 33 2015 05:33:08 GMT 6c5ca995f915339d687a22461fd722a17a6b4c52 Newsbusters, by Mark Finkelstein Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 01 33 2015 05:33:08 GMT Sometimes you just want to shake the TV and say "enough with the cutesy facial expressions, already: spit it out, Mika!" Morning Joe mavens will know what I mean: Mika Brzezinski has the annoying habit of letting a series of sighs, raised eyebrows and facial tics substitute for a clear articulation of her position on a given issue. There was a prime example of the phenomenon on today´s show, when after rolling a clip of Bibi Netanyahu criticizing the prospective Iran deal, Mika announced that she would "reserve" comment, satisfying herself yet again with dramatic pauses, grimaces, etc. [see example ‘National Emergency’: US to Slap Sanctions on Hackers Wed, 01 22 2015 05:22:06 GMT ff1a79e5481ef8bbee6fdb7edb6bc95bc7d9b992 ABC News, by Lee Ferran & Erin Dooley Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Wed, 01 22 2015 05:22:06 GMT Cyber-attacks against the U.S. have become so bad that President Obama today declared it a “national emergency” and announced the first ever sanctions program designed specifically to go after foreign hackers. In an executive order signed today and released by the White House, Obama said the “the increasing prevalence and severity of malicious cyber-enabled activities originating from, or directed by persons located, in whole or in substantial part, outside the United States constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States.” The order calls for a sanctions ‘Another Kristallnacht´: Forbes Writer Compares Indiana to Nazi Germany Wed, 01 19 2015 05:19:35 GMT 6093fc951cd702015242c9c99f23498c9df81dca Breitbart Big Journalism, by John Nolte Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 01 19 2015 05:19:35 GMT Ben Kepes, a contributor to Forbes, took the mainstream media’s intentional misinformation campaign against Indiana’s religious freedom law to a whole new level by comparing Indiana’s religious freedom law to Nazi Germany: As the son of parents who survived the Holocaust (and the grandson of some who didn’t) this feels very much like a prelude to another Kristallnacht. So as a member of the technology industry, I feel incredibly proud of the stand being taken by Benioff and Salesforce. Kristallnacht is also known as Night of the Broken Glass. The night occurred in Nazi Germany in 1938 and signaled the Researchers say Anne Frank perished earlier than thought Wed, 01 06 2015 05:06:33 GMT 681c2028c4c54447f75eec02cc4998f55da416c4 CNN, by Madison Park Posted By: NorthernDog- Wed, 01 06 2015 05:06:33 GMT Seventy years ago, Anne Frank died of typhus in a Nazi concentration camp at the age of 15. Just two weeks after her supposed death on March 31, 1945, the Bergen'Belsen concentration camp where she had been imprisoned was liberated '' timing that showed how close the Jewish diarist had been to surviving the Holocaust. But new research released by the Anne Frank House shows that Anne and her older sister, Margot Frank, died at least a month earlier than previously thought. Researchers re'examined archives of the Red Cross, the International Training Service and the Bergen'Belsen Memorial, along with testimonies New British Army unit ´Brigade 77´ to use Facebook and Twitter in psychological warfare Wed, 01 04 2015 05:04:03 GMT 7c48ab11d35b05f1e746aefa4b280e057a62e6f6 Independent [UK], by Kim Sengupta Posted By: dotty- Wed, 01 04 2015 05:04:03 GMT The British military is setting up a specialist force modelled on the Chindits, the commandos who gained renown through their daring missions behind enemy lines in Burma during the Second World War. They will specialise in "non-lethal" forms of psychological warfare, using social media including Facebook and Twitter to "fight in the information age". Indiana woman jailed for “feticide.” It’s never happened before. Wed, 01 03 2015 05:03:19 GMT 9ae3531161b65acfae3eb4e89bb7728568533e78 Washington Post, by Sarah Kaplan Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Wed, 01 03 2015 05:03:19 GMT When Purvi Patel showed up in the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center’s maternity ward, bleeding and showing a protruding umbilical cord, Dr. Kelly McGuire immediately knew something was wrong. “There should have been a baby at the end of the umbilical cord,” he testified in an Indiana court room. The verdict makes Patel the first woman in the U.S. to be charged, convicted and sentenced for “feticide” for ending her own pregnancy, according to the group National Advocates for Pregnant Women (“NAPW”). Though Patel said she had had a miscarriage, she was found guilty of taking illegal abortion drugs. Arkansas governor says he won’t sign religious liberty bill, asks lawmakers to change it Wed, 01 53 2015 04:53:56 GMT 2234d63c5beb75949a8dddf38139fc2d91cb2e97 Washington Post, by Mark Berman Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Wed, 01 53 2015 04:53:56 GMT Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday morning he will not sign a controversial religious liberty bill, saying he wants lawmakers to recall the bill and change it. His announcement came a day after lawmakers in the state overwhelmingly voted to approve the controversial bill despite an uproar over a similar law in Indiana. The bill that made it to his desk does not mirror a federal law, Hutchinson said, which was his goal from the beginning. As a result, he said he wants lawmakers to alter the language in the bill. “This is a bill that in ordinary times would not be controversial,” he said. “But these are not ordinary times.” Odessa Man Arrested for Impersonating Police Officer at Whataburger Restaurant Wed, 01 47 2015 04:47:31 GMT f9597b84616c9cb91331804b8550f9e50a393a76 KTAB [Abilene, TX], by Staff Posted By: StormCnter- Wed, 01 47 2015 04:47:31 GMT ODESSA, TX '' An Odessa man behind bars after police say he impersonated an officer with his pick up truck. Manuel Chico is facing charges of impersonating a public servant. According to a report, Chico flashed red and white lights inside his pick up at Whataburger, trying to get other cars to let him cut the line. However, an off duty Odessa Police Department officer saw what he was doing and followed Chico to Regency Square Apartments. "He basically confronted the driver and asked him are you a police officer, he said no, he asked him, are you a firefighter, Shocking Discovery: Egypt´s ´Mona Lisa´ May Be a Fake Wed, 01 38 2015 04:38:13 GMT 62df185ef08f9b29bc0b1ea69141bfc53ed2382b Live Science, by Owen Jarus Posted By: MissMolly- Wed, 01 38 2015 04:38:13 GMT An ancient Egyptian masterpiece, hailed by some scholars as the "Mona Lisa" of Egyptian painting, is in fact a fake created in the 19th century, a researcher says. But the painting may conceal an authentic Pyramid Age piece underneath. The "Meidum Geese," as modern'day Egyptologists and art historians call it, was supposedly found in 1871 in a tomb located near the Meidum Pyramid, which was built by the pharaoh Snefru (reign 2610'2590 B.C). The tomb belonged to the pharaoh´s son, Nefermaat, and the painting itself was supposedly found in a chapel dedicated to Nefermaat´s wife Atet (also spelled Itet). A man Feds should have told national archivist of Clinton´s private email abuse Wed, 01 33 2015 04:33:15 GMT ab9bdf582c59ca27981ebc996ca1fa0032bd6ed9 Washington Examiner [DC], by Mark Tapscott Posted By: MissMolly- Wed, 01 33 2015 04:33:15 GMT State Department officials who briefed Secretary Hillary Clinton on administrative policies and procedures soon after she took office were obligated to inform her of federal laws and regulations requiring her to use an official email account for government business and to inform the national archivist if they believed she was not doing so thereafter. "I would say the top career officer in that briefing was obligated to make clear what the law requires and then to contact the national archivist at the National Archives and Records Administration," said American University Professor Daniel Metcalfe Tuesday. "The archivist would then call Hillary Clinton April Fools! ' The 20 Greatest Corporate Pranks Of All Time Wed, 01 17 2015 04:17:24 GMT bb0ab247b44d650d0a364e68afbf89a575766064 Forbes, by Robert J. Szczerba Posted By: NorthernDog- Wed, 01 17 2015 04:17:24 GMT With another April Fools’ Day upon us, many of us will be gingerly walking around in the hopes of avoiding the office prankster. However, corporations have also had their share of great April Fools’ Day jokes over the years. In chronological order, here are 20 of my all time favorites:(Snip) The BBC announced that thanks to a very mild winter and the virtual elimination of the dreaded spaghetti weevil, Swiss farmers were enjoying a bumper spaghetti crop. They also showed footage of Swiss peasants pulling strands of spaghetti down from trees. Large numbers of viewers were fooled. When many called Rahm Emanuel lightens up in final debate Wed, 01 09 2015 04:09:10 GMT 19892bdc27e662075be7bbfad9e7333d6dc1d9a4 CNN, by Alexandra Jaffe Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Wed, 01 09 2015 04:09:10 GMT Chicago ' Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants you to know: He´s a stand'up guy. That was the main theme of Emanuel´s pitch to voters Tuesday night during his final debate with challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia in advance of the April 7 mayoral runoff. When Garcia suggested decisions Emanuel made during his time on the board of mortgage giant Freddie Mac contributed to the recession, Emanuel joked: "Single'handedly, I ushered in the recession...only you and my mother think that." Emanuel accused Garcia of "promising everything to everybody, like Hanukkah Harry" by promising to both fix the city´s financial Schumer'Durbin Rift Could Bring New Blood to Leadership Wed, 01 08 2015 04:08:43 GMT 53a02292edcd7590afffa0cb6c2c8cf916c4ece0 National Journal, by Sarah Mimms Posted By: Toledo- Wed, 01 08 2015 04:08:43 GMT For the first time in nearly a decade, Senate Democrats could see several new faces in their leadership. With Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid retiring, at least one slot will be open in 2016. But the intense infighting between Sen. Chuck Schumer, Reid´s chosen successor, and Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin could send a cascade of Democrats up the leadership ladder. The pool of Democrats eyeing promotions is led by Sen. Patty Murray and could also include Debbie Stabenow, Elizabeth Warren, Chris Coons, and a handful of other ambitious lawmakers. The future of the party leadership—and the exact number of slots that Obama complains of insufficient sleep; How sympathetic are you? Wed, 01 58 2015 02:58:01 GMT 4485d0a9e02a6df2c7e64cea1ba130caf73923ae Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm Posted By: SurferLad- Wed, 01 58 2015 02:58:01 GMT Fallon: Talking about the economy the other day Obama said, “I’m going to take a little credit.” Then the economy got bad again and he was like, “Republicans did it!” Meyers: Starbucks has discontinued its “Race Together” initiative where baristas were asked to discuss race relations with customers. Apparently, there aren’t many combinations worse than “racial discussions” and “hot liquids. Conan: A Thai man has been sentenced to 25 years in jail for insulting the king on Facebook. This does not bode well for next year’s Comedy Central Roast of the King of Thailand. Late Again Wed, 01 51 2015 02:51:09 GMT d0a55fff9da02241b575ee59d20ac726093e77b5 Whitehouse Dossier, by Keith Koffler Posted By: Toledo- Wed, 01 51 2015 02:51:09 GMT Everything in the Obama White House starts late, including Obama. The White House announced today that it is open to completing the deal with Iran at least a day late. Because that’s how we roll around here. Tardiness actually has the unfortunate effect of revealing underlying unseriousness, inattentiveness, a lack of discipline, and a penchant for screwing things up. It says something about the place that the above is actually an official White House photograph, released to showcase your president’s behavior. Everything in the Bush White House started on time. You knew they meant business and would stick to commitments. Even Stand Up for Indiana! Wed, 01 40 2015 02:40:49 GMT 1055d9aa2108497a40c7094c33d8835c843ac538 Creators Syndicate, by Pat Buchanan Posted By: jackson- Wed, 01 40 2015 02:40:49 GMT In what has been called the "Catholic moment" in America, in the late 1940s and 1950s, Catholics were admonished from pulpits to "live the faith" and "set an example" for others. Public lives were to reflect moral beliefs. Christians were to avoid those "living in sin." Christians who operated motels and hotels did not rent rooms to unmarried couples. Fast forward to 21st'century America. Indiana just enacted a law, as have 19 other states, to protect the rights of religious people to practice their beliefs in how they live their lives and conduct their businesses. The Trans Ex'Convict Who Crashed The NSA Wed, 01 26 2015 02:26:58 GMT 971b2d9a76b74157398605030946b141a01683d6 Daily Beast, by Shane Harris Posted By: earlybird- Wed, 01 26 2015 02:26:58 GMT A picture is emerging of troubled Ricky Shawatza Hall, and she seemingly had no intention of ending up in the line of fire at America’s largest intelligence agency. The individual who was shot at and apparently killed by federal police on Monday at the entrance to the NSA’s main campus identified as transgender and had a long history of run'ins with the law, including charges for prostitution, robbery, and assault. Ricky Shawatza Hall of Baltimore was identified by the FBI on Tuesday as the driver of an SUV that police fired on after it refused to yield to orders from Our Political Class Is Insane: The Lunatics Have Taken Over the Asylum Wed, 01 22 2015 02:22:40 GMT 4d25bb2703c4b55daf5114467fd49d6ae02fa9af Breitbart London, by Gerald Warner Posted By: M2- Wed, 01 22 2015 02:22:40 GMT The general election campaign has only been under way for a short time, but already it has done the country a signal service. It has held up a mirror to the political class which, like a fairground novelty, has reflected the distorted image of those who govern, or aspire to govern, us. The difference is that, at a funfair, the grotesque image is created by the mirror; in this instance, however, it is a true image reflecting the bizarre menagerie that is the British political establishment and its media sycophants. Election time is when politicians, inflamed by the fear of Koskinen Says IRS Has Eliminated Backlog of Tax'Exempt Applications Wed, 01 14 2015 02:14:47 GMT 095faf74fefd25293420719556f425f14259df35 Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones Posted By: M2- Wed, 01 14 2015 02:14:47 GMT The IRS has eliminated the backlog of applications from groups seeking nonprofit status, Commissioner John Koskinen told a gathering in Washington on Tuesday. But a conservative civil liberties group says "the facts show otherwise." The American Center for Law and Justice said two of its clients are still awaiting a determination on their applications for tax'exempt status '' and one of those groups (the Transgender woman who was shot dead trying to ram SUV through NSA gate was a ´homeless prostitute who was facing prison time´ Wed, 01 09 2015 02:09:57 GMT 34f9b201fbf74dd590c94e4c6b7f33af9f7f7e22 Daily Mail [UK] & Associated Press, by Sophie Jane Evans* Posted By: KarenJ1- Wed, 01 09 2015 02:09:57 GMT The FBI has identified two people who were shot outside the National Security Agency´s headquarters on Monday after allegedly stealing an SUV they were driving from a motel. Kevin Lamont Fleming, 20, and his friend Ricky ´Maya´ Shawatza Hall, 27, were allegedly picked up in Baltimore by another man on Sunday night before ´partying´ at nearby lodgings in Howard County. The unidentified 60'year'old Baltimore driver went to the bathroom on Monday morning and discovered that both his passengers and his Ford Escape SUV had gone, he told police. Hall, the driver who identifies as a woman, allegedly took the SUV