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Powell: Trayvon Martin
Verdict ´Questionable´

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:Emerson, 8/25/2013 8:18:42 AM

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says the jury verdict that freed the killer of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin was "questionable." But he isn´t sure it will have staying power in the public consciousness. Speaking on CBS´s Face the Nation, Powell said cases like Martin´s "blaze across the midnight sky" and are forgotten. The first black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and first black secretary of state, Powell says America has come a long way toward racial equality 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr.´s "I Have a Dream" speech. Powell recalled being refused service when trying to

What kind of "staying power" is he looking for? How about talking to young black men and telling them to get their lives together so that they can avail themselves of the opportunities that have been hard won for them?

Thank goodness he was never elected president. Apparently affirmative action - which trumped equal opportunity for all - was never enough for him either.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Screwgun, 8/25/2013 8:21:21 AM     (No. 9490065)

Racist RINO.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Coy860, 8/25/2013 8:27:40 AM     (No. 9490075)

I suspect Powell shows signs of Dementia.
He feeds the festering hatred of the black community by casting doubt where there is none. The Jury has spoken, Mr. Powell.
If you hate the Laws of the United States, please move..may I suggest Romania?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: avikingman, 8/25/2013 8:27:52 AM     (No. 9490076)

Like CBS didn´t know they´d be perpetuating the myth (and adding to it - "cases like...") by using Colin as a sock puppet.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 8/25/2013 8:33:14 AM     (No. 9490088)

Black people seem to think their personal anecdotal bad experiences are the norm and apply them to all citizens. That is blatantly unfair
to the vast numbers of Americans who have fought with them for equality, treated them with respect do to another human being, hired them on merit, lived along side them, sat in church with them, etc. Man up sir, you do your race a disservice.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Britvah1, 8/25/2013 8:35:39 AM     (No. 9490090)

This creep Powell gets slimier by the minute

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Reply 6 - Posted by: StormCnter, 8/25/2013 8:36:01 AM     (No. 9490091)

Doesn´t Colin Powell understand the reason he is invited on shows such as "Face the Nation" is because he can be relied upon to say something hateful and racist? He´s very little better than Al Sharpton these days. I´m with the earlier poster, maybe he´s had some kind of mental breakdown.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Doc Obiwan, 8/25/2013 8:37:52 AM     (No. 9490096)

Not questionable at all--if you looked at the evidence. Ya idiot.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: uno, 8/25/2013 8:38:25 AM     (No. 9490097)

They are pulling out all the stops to create racism where it does not exist by talking about how it used to be and inferring that is how it is today. They are terrified of losing the racism edge because they can see as well as we do that the bennys could come to an end.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: mws50, 8/25/2013 8:47:33 AM     (No. 9490108)

Let me see if I understand Powell´s "thought process".

If I walked up to Powell and sucker-punched him in his nose, breaking it and knocking him to the ground, then jumped on top of him and proceeded to pound his head into the concrete, he would not try to stop me before I killed him? And he was in the Army??? And led our National forces?

OK I see one of our Nation´s problems with winning decisively in Iraq, back in 1990

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Reply 10 - Posted by: donnaclaire, 8/25/2013 8:47:36 AM     (No. 9490109)

Oh, shut up, Colin. In spite of what you think, you´re not the world´s foremost authority on race in America...or anything else.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 8/25/2013 8:47:40 AM     (No. 9490110)

What is questionable, in fact, more than questionable, despicable, is for someone in Powell´s position to undermine faith in the criminal justice system because of a personal political agenda. Powell has no basis whatever for insinuating that the trial of George Zimmerman -a trial that, but for political pressures, would never have taken place- was not fairly and justly handled or that the verdict was inappropriate. He knows nothing about what happened, the trial itself, the evidence, the arguments, the examinations and cross-examinations of witnesses and experts, the instructions of the judge or the deliberations of the jury. Yet he presumes to judge the entire thing and its outcome as "questionable" and thereby lends aid and comfort to those who either do not understand or do not care how the rule of law works.

This was a shameful, disgraceful comment from a man who continues to make public statements that indicate he is not and perhaps never was what many Americans once thought he was, a sober, intelligent, loyal American citizen.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: catfur27, 8/25/2013 8:47:58 AM     (No. 9490112)

...this person showed in the Scooter Libby case that he has no honor.

...an affirmative action product that rode Norman Schwartkopf´s coattails to fame...he should just go away

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Reply 13 - Posted by: William1, 8/25/2013 8:56:52 AM     (No. 9490132)

Hey, Colin, did you talk about Iraqi WMD´s being "questionable" at the UN? Or, are you going to tell us you were duped into that statement, which had a heck of a lot more support (even if wrong) than your racist bilge you´re spouting today?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: cartcart, 8/25/2013 8:58:14 AM     (No. 9490135)

How about his staying power with that Romanian woman?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: earlybird, 8/25/2013 9:05:27 AM     (No. 9490148)

I believe that if you sat Powell down and asked him to tell you the story of the Trayvon Martin incident, he´d be stumped - other than to say that he was "in a scuffle" with a neighborhood watch person who ended up pulling a gun. Or something like that.

Powell doesn´t have a clue. He has drunk the racist Koolaid and that´s enough for him. Hit the high places and move on - and as he says, no one will remember.

But we do.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: califedup, 8/25/2013 9:13:41 AM     (No. 9490162)

Wow this guy has really descended into the gutter of racism. A total disgrace to his uniform. He is in the end without honor.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: wws, 8/25/2013 9:17:50 AM     (No. 9490165)

Colon Powell started his career by pushing a broom. The country would have been much better off if he had never been allowed to rise above that level.

but that´s affirmative action for ya.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: heartlandconservative, 8/25/2013 9:19:34 AM     (No. 9490168)

The definition of affirmative action is a picture of Powell.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Iraengneer, 8/25/2013 9:24:08 AM     (No. 9490175)

from ALL accounts, Powell has been like this just about forever. That being the case, one must ask how he got into positions such that one even knew his name.
Unfortunately, we know the answer to that. RINO´s had a lot to do with it. It wasn´t hard-cord open Democraps. It was closeted RINO´s. It was people like W, who not only gave us dolts like Powell, but were proud of it. Previous poster was correct, pushing a broom was about as far as he should have gone.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 8/25/2013 9:37:20 AM     (No. 9490186)

The first black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and first black secretary of state..."

Powell just became "black" in the last 5 years, before that he was one American among many.

Now he´s just a very cheap date.


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Reply 21 - Posted by: bpl40, 8/25/2013 9:47:31 AM     (No. 9490206)

Any person who denies or disputes the fact that Trayvon Martin would be alive today if he had kept on walking, is a classic racist.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: SaguaroJack, 8/25/2013 9:54:30 AM     (No. 9490220)

There was a time when I would´ve voted for Powell for president. Not anymore. He´s become just another racialist, blaming everything on imaginary white racism.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 8/25/2013 10:00:26 AM     (No. 9490230)


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Reply 24 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 8/25/2013 10:06:25 AM     (No. 9490236)

I have to thank Obama for releasing the many racist witches from the closet.
In the future these blabber mouth black racist will reap from the harvest of white hatred. Think of black actors and entertainers who have been successful with white support. The feral ghetto blacks don´t support them it was the whites who supported most of them. I´ll bet Colin Powell wouldn´t exit his car, unarmed in a housing project.
I guess the only thing Powell can do now is start dropping the ´f´ bomb like Samuel L. Jackson to get in touch with his ´blackness´.
If Powell thinks the verdict in the Zimmerman trial is questionable then he certainly didn´t pay attention to the evidence or cared to.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 8/25/2013 10:09:37 AM     (No. 9490243)

The ap lead is inflammatory propaganda. The staff byline is predictable, as no writer had the nerve to attach his name to this trash.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Emerson, 8/25/2013 10:57:03 AM     (No. 9490333)

Re #26, unfortunately the headline and lede quote Powell´s remarks. He should not have made them.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: tylermc, 8/25/2013 11:12:02 AM     (No. 9490363)

I am trying to recall which school Mr. Powell got his law degree from. I´m thinking he did not go to law school and should probably keep his mouth shut.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Fb2002, 8/25/2013 11:23:22 AM     (No. 9490389)

Affirmative action at its best. As usual, these folks get elevated way beyond their intelligence and become sacrosanct, allowed to voice their stupidity without questions or judgement. The dumb leading the uninformed. There is way too much of this going around these days.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 8/25/2013 11:51:54 AM     (No. 9490445)

Did he ever say the OJ verdict was "questionable"?

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Truth Czar, 8/25/2013 11:58:03 AM     (No. 9490454)

How sad. A once great American lion shows he is nothing more than a poodle.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: wsdiego, 8/25/2013 11:58:52 AM     (No. 9490456)

Only in the mind of a racist!

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Reply 32 - Posted by: DANSHANTEAL, 8/25/2013 12:14:25 PM     (No. 9490485)

Looked like a case of thuggery gone bad to me.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: italianlooks, 8/25/2013 12:24:21 PM     (No. 9490501)

Isn´t this the guy who ruined a man´s life because he would not come forward with the truth? I refer to Scutter Liby! Powell is so holier than thou!

What does he know about truth and justice?

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Bevan, 8/25/2013 1:11:25 PM     (No. 9490548)

Tribe first, eh Colon?

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Reply 35 - Posted by: JustCause, 8/25/2013 1:15:22 PM     (No. 9490558)

Apparently Powell was never taught the sage advice:

It is better to be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: jglas, 8/25/2013 1:18:41 PM     (No. 9490562)

Powell: Judgement ´Questionable.´

There, I fixed it.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: saguni, 8/25/2013 1:25:37 PM     (No. 9490573)

Powell is an empty suit with skin color that trumps thought process!

Trayvon Martin was a case of racist bigotry--if TM had not been a racist, intent on "whooping" a "creepy ass cracka" the incident would never have happened, TM could have continued to the "home" where he was staying, and George Zimmerman could have finished his errand and gone home.

From the evidence and witnesses presented by the prosecutors, Trayvon would have been convicted and sentenced for felony assault and battery and attempted murder, had he survived the encounter.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Salt5792, 8/25/2013 1:40:33 PM     (No. 9490593)

Powell is a racist idiot.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Smart11344, 8/25/2013 2:53:50 PM     (No. 9490682)

Powell needs a Colinoscopy to find out where his head is.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Bohallx, 8/25/2013 3:44:32 PM     (No. 9490713)

#22 ~ kept on walking ~ maybe. This is actually one of the more serious of the political questions unearthed in the whole case.

Remember, Z didn´t use Stand Your Ground (SYG) as a defense. Actually, he was departing the scene on his way back to his truck when he was hit. That, BTW, is the old PRE SYG standard ~ which was to run away, hide, retreat, whatever you could do to get out of the conlict.

Trayvon, on the other hand, was presumably on his way home ~ and according to the Jeandel woman he became aware of Z. Actually Z also became aware of T. T disappears ~ according to Z (and his 911 call) and that would, once again, be consistent with SYG!

So, we got both these guys out there doing SYG and then ~ bang ~ T pops out of nowhere and hits Z!

So much for SYG as an effective defense strategy here ~

You can tell folks who didn´t pay much attention to the critical details when they fall back to the days of SYG ~ Colin Powell, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton.......

Naw, both these guys did just that and in the end it failed when T smacked Z up side the head.

Z was entitled to self-defense under the old law, the new law, or any law once he got knocked to the ground.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 8/25/2013 4:59:02 PM     (No. 9490785)

Oh, and now he´s a legal expert? Colin´s sure been in the new a lot lately. I´m wondering if he´s not thinking about running for Prez with the backing of George Soros? The MSM has already cleared him of his white Romanian concubine problem, so the path is clear.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Achilles, 8/25/2013 6:21:25 PM     (No. 9490905)

Powell shows his hate. Interesting that he kind of likes blonde ex-communist chicks though, ain´t it? It´s a Jungian thing, like the duality of man.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 8/25/2013 6:43:53 PM     (No. 9490940)

The lead has quote marks around the word "questionable" only. That´s why my take is that powell´s exact statement was paraphrased by the ap. But don´t get me wrong, this post is not a defense of powell. He is a bad guy.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/25/2013 8:07:18 PM     (No. 9491059)

Would any verdict in any case saying a black was guilty ever satisfy the black community ?

GZ was judged by a jury of his peers.

Any word from the Colon about the Australian or veteran killed by feral youth ?

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Reply 45 - Posted by: bighambone, 8/26/2013 1:21:42 AM     (No. 9491318)

What is clear is that Powell and a lot of others surrounding the black communities are not about to be putting themselves into a position where they could be called an Uncle Tom!

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 8/26/2013 12:06:19 PM     (No. 9491975)

And this man was a military General? A MacArthur or an Eisenhower he is NOT. I
find his statements insulting. Exactly how did he move up in the ranks, if color was such a big issue?

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President Obama inspired a generation of young people to support his historic election in 2008. And in 2012, despite the struggles of his first term, Mr. Obama still managed to win the support of a full 60% of voters age 18-29. But the man who once dreamed of being a transformative leader in the Reagan mold is inspiring few of those young people to follow his lead. "For all the talk about the movement that elected Mr. Obama, the more notable movement of Obama supporters has been away from politics. It appears that few of the young people who voted

Chelsea Clinton no longer
ruling out politics

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The Hill (Washington DC), by Judy Katz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 11:57:36 AM     Post Reply
Chelsea Clinton says when people ask her these days whether she wants to go into politics, her answer isn’t an automatic “no.” The 34-year-old former first daughter told Fast Company in an interview published Monday, “for so long the answer was just a visceral no. Not because I had made any conscientious, deliberate decision, but since people had been asking for as long as literally I could remember, it was no." Now, the only child of former President Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explains, "I live in a city and a state and a country where I

Glaring limits of the Civil Rights
Act: We need to redistribute wealth

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Salon Magazine, by Matt Bruenig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 7:20:41 PM     Post Reply
Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 3:23:19 PM     Post Reply
Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

White is not right: Campus admins ask
for help weeding out white people

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Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Megyn Kelly and the
Sandberg Head Shaker

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American Thinker, by Richard F. Miniter    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/15/2014 9:16:05 AM     Post Reply
Megyn Kelly’s "Kelly File" is a great news show. She’s incisive, informed and customarily handles the toughest guest with aplomb. But her lengthy interview of Facebook C.O.O. Sheryl Sandberg about her second book in the Lean In series Lean In: For Graduates was a head shaker. Amazing that she of all people allowed Sandberg to restring the same old, same old, shamed, and shopworn feminist myths about women and girls and then jangle it in front of her viewing audience like something new out of the box. Indeed Kelly all but genuflected in front of this woman. Kept her on thru

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:46:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

Developing: Russian fighter jet buzzes
U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea

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Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 12:49:12 PM     Post Reply
A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of

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