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This Indictment Of Rick Perry
Is Unbelievably Ridiculous

New York Magazine, by Jonathan Chait

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Posted By:StormCnter, 8/17/2014 4:59:58 AM

They say a prosecutor could get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich, and this always seemed like hyperbole, until Friday night a Texas grand jury announced an indictment of governor Rick Perry. The “crime” for which Perry faces a sentence of 5 to 99 years in prison is vetoing funding for a state agency. The conventions of reporting — which treat the fact of an indictment as the primary news, and its merit as a secondary analytic question — make it difficult for people reading the news to grasp just how farfetched this indictment is. Travis County District Attorney

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Cat Ballou, 8/17/2014 5:25:59 AM     (No. 9968760)

I believe that is called throwing it against the wall to see what will stick. I hope the system will take into consideration this isn´t the 1st time Austin Dems have tried to crucify their opponents, and treat the accusers accordingly. I guess you can tell who they fear in 2016 by who they are going after.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ruready?, 8/17/2014 7:00:32 AM     (No. 9968796)

Time for adults to push the race baiters and tort distorters to the curb and lead us to back to a more civilized society. The GOP is not leading, but hoping - for more power come November.

We need to harshly shun those who are attempting to lead us to chaos.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bubby, 8/17/2014 7:07:21 AM     (No. 9968802)

Well if it goes to trial he will be convicted no matter the facts. Austin is a hotbed of obama koolaid drinkers. Gov Perry will be stuck with an all Democrat jury who would love to see him perp walked to jail. It´s the only place in Texas where you still see a lot of Obama/Biden stickers on cars and they are proud of it. Absolute wacky leftists live there worse than Berkeley, Calif.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: judy, 8/17/2014 7:27:05 AM     (No. 9968819)

Very interesting, Christie for a non bridge gate, McDonnell for a Rolex watch, now Perry for using his legal veto stamp .. next.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 8/17/2014 7:34:19 AM     (No. 9968826)

Governor Perry, You´ve got my vote.

Drunken driving is a serious crime. As a DA, Rosemary Lehmberg should have know better than get behind the wheel. She should be setting an example for others. I will tell you, she is the typical DEMOCRAT.



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Reply 6 - Posted by: M2, 8/17/2014 7:34:49 AM     (No. 9968827)

He is the Governor. Is he not charged with seeing to it that Agencies under his jurisdiction run properly and without scandal?

The blogger comments after the article are Democrat apologists who cannot imagine that an elected sitting Governor could actually defund one of his State Agencies.

Lehmberg is an elected official whom critics of Perry´s actions say cannot be legally fired. Any comments out there in L-dot-land from our legal beagles?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: OhMy, 8/17/2014 7:37:11 AM     (No. 9968831)

Perry should go to jail for not having a pen and a phone! If you have a pen and a phone you can exceed your constitutional power every day with no-one objecting.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: jinx, 8/17/2014 7:45:44 AM     (No. 9968841)

It is blatantly obvious that Gov. Perry is a serious threat to Hillary and the Democrat Party in the 2016. This is the same tactic they used against Palin, Christie, DeLay, and any other front runner in the GOP. The Democrats are being funded by none other than George Soros so that should say it all.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: snapper451, 8/17/2014 8:11:30 AM     (No. 9968867)

What are the odds that the "commode hugging D.A." has a "ready for Hillary" sticker on her K-car?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: cobieone, 8/17/2014 8:23:25 AM     (No. 9968876)

#4, Don´t forget Scott Walker in WI. This is outrageous and has to be stopped. Gov Perry and Scott Walker need our support! The Left is determined to make conservatism illegal. We conservatives had better unite and defeat the Left.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Rinktum, 8/17/2014 8:31:02 AM     (No. 9968886)

I hope that Gov. Perry will continue to fight this with every fiber of his being. The democrats have turned the judiciary into a weapon to be used by them to destroy Republicans. They also use it to nullify decisions made by the majority of voters. They use it to prosecute any perceived enemy. They have packed the courts with liberal judges who do their biding and ignore the Rule of Law. They make up rights where none exist to suit their political ideology. Lady Justice is no longer blind. She has her eyes firmly fixed on leftist political ideology.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: tonyp173, 8/17/2014 8:32:35 AM     (No. 9968890)

Full disclosure: I am a retired career federal prosecutor (25+ years in two different jurisdictions, including 16 as an assistant United States Attorney). I´m in my 40th year in active practice. I´ve tried to do some research on the Special Prosecutor, Michael McCrum. By all reports, he enjoys a good reputation across party lines with a background similar to mine, but with more criminal defense experience than I have. To the point: Until this week, despite the shameful actions of prosecutors like Nofinger in North Carolina and the cabal that indicted Tom Delay, I was proud to have been a prosecutor. Prosecution, by Constitutional design, is very difficult. It is supposed to be, since it is inherently coercive: charging criminal acts, arresting, trying, convincing a jury to convict, urging a court to incarcerate. But it´s vital work, necessary to protect our society. No grand jury will indict a ham sandwich. But they can be swayed to do injustice by a strong advocate, since the GJ is an accusatory body and the government has a monopoly on the presentation. Mr. McCrum, I understand your theory: Governor Perry criminally combined two legitimate rights (veto as governor and free speech) to coerce Lehmberg and violate Texas law. In the word of Barrack Obama these allegations are corrupt, politically motivated "horses&*@"! You ought to be ashamed. You will never succeed in convicting Perry of any crime. You may even have breathed new life in support of his run for President. You have, however, significantly undermined what little is left of public respect for the prosecutorial function.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Evocatus, 8/17/2014 8:37:18 AM     (No. 9968896)

The theory used by the District Attorney to indict Governor Perry could be used by the Attorney General of Texas to indict the District Attorney for his indictment of Governor Perry, as the District Attorney´s actions are clearly a political attack. Turnabout is fair play.

This political attack on Governor Perry demonstrates just how much the demoncrats fear Governor Perry as a Presidential Candidate. The demoncrats, who can only function in lockstep to a master plan, have now tipped their hand and have demonstrated their fear of Governor Perry.

In my opinion, the demoncrats have moved too soon on too broad a reach, and will ultimately undo themselves as this ridiculous move garners additional support for Governor Perry.



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Reply 14 - Posted by: Joe vann, 8/17/2014 8:40:35 AM     (No. 9968900)

Of course Texas is a conservative state but Austin and Dade county is as liberal as any big university city and county.

When one knows the facts of this matter and has watched the falling down drunk episode, in broad open daylight, of the testing at the scene and the booking at police HQ´s...no one could possibly have sympathy for this arragant public servant. For Pete´s sake she was going the wrong way on the highway.

But we all know´s what happens now, the msm attacking in concert with the Democratic Party will once again attempt to turn chicken s..t into chicken salad. They usually succeed but they may have picked the wrong person this time. Let us hope and pray that the truth will become know and justice be served.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: congar, 8/17/2014 8:53:03 AM     (No. 9968911)

I view this indictment as an indicator of just how out of whack our judicial system is. This is a purely political action of vengeance, yet much of the MSM treats it as if based on facts. Those in the media against any conservative (about 99%) will use it as a club with which to beat him in headlines everywhere for weeks.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 8/17/2014 8:55:58 AM     (No. 9968913)

Obie sure doesn´t horse around with payback to his political enemies, no? Perry´s stand regarding the illegal kids coming up from Guatemala and other places is obviously on Obie´s radar. If this is the real reason for Perry´s "problems" right now, "Houston, we have a problem".

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Reply 17 - Posted by: starboard, 8/17/2014 8:58:54 AM     (No. 9968916)

This is what happens when Democrats in power appoint activist judges to the bench. There are some who say there´s no difference between a Democrat and Republican on issues so why bother to vote. However, this is where the difference is clearly defined and should be the most important reason to absolutely vote for the GOP. The Judiciary has become the default governing tool of the Left and if we don´t reverse the existing damage and try to save it, we will lose this country. Law and order is the the most important issue facing Americans. It entails all other issues, and without it we have nothing. Right now, our voice is all we have.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Bpl40, 8/17/2014 9:11:08 AM     (No. 9968931)

If there was any doubt that Democrats are unfit to be trusted with Executive authority, this outrage completely removes it. I agree that this has the potential to propel Perry´s prospects forward . All eyes will be on Perry to see how he handles this challenge.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: pineledger, 8/17/2014 9:12:01 AM     (No. 9968933)

Such a blatant political-hack maneuver. No doubt hatched during a lost weekend.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 8/17/2014 9:14:58 AM     (No. 9968935)

Another case of liberals abusing the legal system to try to criminalize political opposition they can´t defeat at the ballot box. That tactic failed in Wisconsin, it will fail in Texas too.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: nightvision, 8/17/2014 9:24:04 AM     (No. 9968947)

#12, great post. Thank you.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: StormCnter, 8/17/2014 9:29:50 AM     (No. 9968956)

#14, Austin is in Travis County.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: jimkata, 8/17/2014 9:46:00 AM     (No. 9968977)

Where was the outcry from MADD to remove this drunk women? This shows me that it is also
a lefty group like NOW.

Where is their support for Perry?

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Reply 24 - Posted by: oh-heck, 8/17/2014 10:56:27 AM     (No. 9969053)

A couple of notes:

Texas was once a thoroughly blue state and is now thoroughly red. Exceptions are the counties in the big cities. Austin is in Travis County and the DA has historically been the ´watchdog´ for insurance and political crimes in the state. In the indictment process the DA manages the case before the grand jury. If he can convince them that a crime has likely been committed he can get an indictment. If he fails, he can try again with the next grand jury. The indictment of Tom Delay took 3 tries.

The last DA indicted Kay Bailey Hutchison, Tom Delay, Jim Mattox (State Attorney General), and Mike Martin (State Senator). The current DA has indicted the first black GOP County DA in Texas).

The Dems are desperate to hang on to this little pocket of power.




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Reply 25 - Posted by: Butch59, 8/17/2014 11:29:09 AM     (No. 9969081)

OK. If this so called reasoning is going to be the new standard for governors, then every governor in all 57 states are going to have to change the way they govern and what they say. If they attempt to disagree with a dim, they can be indicted for some criminal act./s

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Reply 26 - Posted by: planetgeo, 8/17/2014 11:52:18 AM     (No. 9969114)

Rick Perry may not be my top pick for President (Scott Walker is), but anyone who has the guts to veto/defund a corrupt politician and her ludicrously misnamed agency ("Public Integrity Unit"?!) would get my vote. Go Rick! And when you´re done with this absurdity, please set your sights on the EPA, the federal Dept of Ed, IRS, the (In)Justice Dept, etc. Go, Rick, go!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: steveW, 8/17/2014 11:56:16 AM     (No. 9969124)

In 2008 an uppity Negro from Chicago (or was it Kenya?) had the audacity to block her way back into the White House. No one, not even another Texas governor, will be allowed to do that again. No sir. No way, sir. Just you wait.

The entire MSM is, or very soon will be, a loaded gun aimed at anyone daring to deny the first Estrogen-American her entitled seat at the throne. All they´ll need is her command to pull the trigger.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Daisymay, 8/17/2014 12:20:16 PM     (No. 9969153)

After reading the above posts, I´m thinking I will put my money on Rick Perry. This isn´t his first Rodeo! He´s been dealing with these crooked Democrats in Austin for a long time. I would bet he will come at them with both guns blazing and they will end up crawling away, licking their wounds. He will use the National Media to make them look like the nasty little fools they are. I don´t look for this to do anything but give more energy to Perry´s run for President. The American people are sick and tired of these petty little games by Democrats to stop our CANDIDATES for President. It´s true they have already gone after Cristie, Walker and Palin. There is a pattern here and it has to be stopped NOW!

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Reply 29 - Posted by: StormCnter, 8/17/2014 12:23:50 PM     (No. 9969162)

#24, it also took Earle three grand juries to get to Kay Hutchison.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: rochow, 8/17/2014 12:26:46 PM     (No. 9969170)

I see the first clown´s and Holder´s fingerprints all over this!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: MDConservative, 8/17/2014 12:33:36 PM     (No. 9969183)

Yawn... Tough to get outraged. Seems like these "indictments" are just part of the TX political scenery. Everyone will use this to raise money to stem the neverending corruption of the other. It ain´t beanbag.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: soliton, 8/17/2014 12:44:32 PM     (No. 9969202)

A salient fact is missing from coverage of this controversy. If Lehmberg steps down, Perry, according to the Austin Post, gets to appoint her replacement. It would put a Republican in as Travis County DA who, by default, becomes the head of the Public Integrity section.

This possibility explains why Austin Dems are resorting to such extreme measures to defend her rather than having her quietly resign.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: a man over thirty, 8/17/2014 2:14:25 PM     (No. 9969312)

Democrat politicians in Travis County, Texas are not only vermin, they are evil vermin.
And I agree, Holder and his boss have a hand in this - too convenient with Gov. Perry taking action on the border crisis (that Holder´s boss created.)

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Reply 34 - Posted by: msjena, 8/17/2014 5:55:22 PM     (No. 9969488)

If Perry can´t get the indictment dismissed, he should demand to go to trial immediately. The right to a speedy trial is in the Constitution. Then, if convicted, take it up on appeal and hope it gets reversed before the 2016 election season goes into full gear. This is a shameful abuse of process, much like what was done to Ted Stevens of Alaska and, of course, Tom DeLay.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 8/17/2014 5:56:21 PM     (No. 9969490)

Let us look at who the indictment is trying to make into a victim..

She was pulled over when her blood alcohol was almost three times the legal limit.

Not only does the tape show she was staggeringly drunk, she tried to intimidate the arresting officers to let her go because she knew the sheriff.

The effort at intimidation continued at the police station.

The excess use of alcohol and the resulting impaired judgement may be long standing. Credit card receipts show Ms. Lehmberg purchased 72 bottles of vodka over 15 months at a chain of area liquor stores. That works out to 23 gallons. Also, she seldom purchased vodka at the same store in the chain twice in a row.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: loveUSA, 8/17/2014 7:31:58 PM     (No. 9969610)

Lord, let what they are doing to Gov. Perry come back on their heads!!!

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Reply 37 - Posted by: O.G.´s Mom, 8/17/2014 7:58:39 PM     (No. 9969636)

I agree with Poster 23, where is MADD? I fear because they have not commented they have become part of the usual gaggle of leftist victims´ groups.

But the election for 2016 has begun and now the Dems and the state media need to totally destroy any possible good Republican opposition. Unfortunately, with every mention of Perry´s name the state media will mention the indictment and the low info and even some higher info voters will quickly dismiss him as a viable candidate because of this. The voter stupidity quotient just keeps on growing.

Would love to see Perry or Walker be our nominee.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: uno, 8/17/2014 9:43:05 PM     (No. 9969709)

What are the odds that the "commode hugging D.A." has a "ready for Hillary" sticker on her K-car?

#9 - Now that right thar´s a scary thought!
Makes me wonder how many times I´ve "driven the Buick" on a Saturday night that were mistakenly misinterpreted by someone as my being "ready for Hillary"!!

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Reply 39 - Posted by: lana720, 8/17/2014 10:34:32 PM     (No. 9969753)

Is it possible the dems are trying to get even for Perry protecting the Texas border and America, by sending National Guard troops to the border?
They will use any tactic to cut possible conservative candidates off at the knees.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: booneboy, 8/18/2014 1:12:17 AM     (No. 9969880)

Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg — is a Democrat Drunk or a Drunk Democrat

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White House fence-jumper made
it far deeper into building than
previously known

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Washington Post, by Carol D. Leonnig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/29/2014 5:02:31 PM     Post Reply
The man who jumped the White House fence this month and sprinted through the front door made it much farther into the building than previously known, overpowering one Secret Service officer and running through much of the main floor, according to three people familiar with the incident. An alarm box near the front entrance of the White House designed to alert guards to an intruder had been muted at what officers believed was a request of the usher’s office, said a Secret Service official who spoke on the condition of anonymity. The officer posted inside the front door appeared to

LA Times: ´Worst is Yet to Come´
If Ferguson Officer Not Indicted

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Truth Revolt, by Bradford Thomas    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/29/2014 7:18:59 PM     Post Reply
The L.A. Times is warning that the “worst is yet to come” if a grand jury fails to indict white officer Darren Wilson for shooting and killing black 18-year-old Michael Brown. If the grand jury fails to indict the officer who killed Michael Brown, almost everyone here thinks things will get worse. “They’re not going to be looting next time,” said Kevin Seltzer, 30, who lives at an apartment complex near where Brown, 18, was shot. “They’re going to burn the city down.” The article highlights recent indications that the city is “far from finding peace,” including continued clashes with officers, the shooting

Cornyn to PJM: Time for ‘Arguments
Within the Family… Has Passed’ If
Conservatives Want to Win Senate

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PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/29/2014 6:49:16 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — The Senate’s minority whip is confident about Republicans being the majority in the 114th Congress — if conservatives can set aside differences and work to combat the massive influx of donor cash that has Democratic campaigns ahead in the money race. Only in the majority, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) stresses, can conservatives make headway on tamping down overregulation, repealing and replacing Obamacare, securing the “chaotic” border, getting Keystone XL moving, and bringing civilized debate back to the upper chamber. And only by realizing the gravity of the battle for November, he argues, can Republicans relegate Harry Reid (D-Nev.)

Dallas´ Ebola case confirmed
by CDC; first diagnosis in U.S.

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Dallas Morning News [TX], by Sherry Jacobson*    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/30/2014 4:58:09 PM     Post Reply
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notified the media at 3:32 p.m. Tuesday that Dallas has the first diagnosed Ebola case in the nation. The federal agency scheduled a media briefing at 5:30 p.m. from its headquarters in Atlanta. Dallas County officials are expected to participate. Dallas County went through a day-long anxiety attack Tuesday, waiting to hear if the first Ebola diagnosis in the nation would happen here. An unnamed patient at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas was placed in isolation while awaiting test results for the dreaded virus. Apparently, the patient had traveled recently to a

Obama: The Country Is Better
Off, People Just Don’t Feel It

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Washington Free Beacon, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 9/29/2014 10:10:27 AM     Post Reply
President Obama firmly believes the United States is better off now than when he took office, even though the American people cannot “feel” it. During an interview with 60 Minutes’ Steve Kroft, Obama said, “the country is definitely better off than when I came into office.” “When I came into office, our economy was in crisis,” Obama said. The president then cited lower unemployment, private sector job growth, and deficit cuts as evidence of his administration’s success. “I can put my record against any leader around the world in terms of digging ourselves out of a terrible, almost unprecedented financial crisis,” Obama said. When

Obama has had accurate intelligence
about ISIS since BEFORE the 2012
election, says administration insider

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Daily Mail (UK), by David Martosko,    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 9/29/2014 5:45:29 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama´s intelligence briefings have provided him with specific information since before he won re-election in 2012 about the growing threat of the terror group now known alternatively as ISIS and ISIL, an administration insider told MailOnline on Monday. ´Unless someone very senior has been shredding the president´s daily briefings and telling him that the dog ate them, highly accurate predictions about ISIL have been showing up in the Oval Office since before the 2012 election,´(snip) ´Any time you´re hired by a boss to advise him about what to do in a high-stakes area, and he ignores you for

Rosie O´Donnell, Whoopi Goldberg
get in shouting match in front
of ´The View´ studio audience

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New York Daily News, by Don Kaplan    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 9/30/2014 5:43:43 AM     Post Reply
Well, that didn’t take long. Just two weeks into the new season of “The View,” co-hosts Rosie O’Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg tore into each other during a commercial break — in front of their stunned studio audience. The spat erupted Thursday after Goldberg interrupted O’Donnell to go to a commercial break before the mother of five was finished commenting in a “Hot Topic” discussion about spanking children on the ABC gabfest. O’Donnell refuses to wear an earpiece to stay in contact with producers while the live show is airing, so she had no clue it was time to stop talking.

California becomes first
state to ban plastic bags

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Associated Press, by Fenit Nirappil    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/30/2014 12:51:45 PM     Post Reply
Sacramento, Calif. - Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed legislation imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags, driven to action by a buildup of litter and damage to aquatic ecosystems. A national coalition of plastic bag manufacturers immediately said it would seek a voter referendum to repeal the law, which is scheduled to take effect in July 2015. Under SB270, plastic bags will be phased out of large grocery stores starting next summer and convenience stores and pharmacies in 2016. The law allows grocers to charge a fee of at least 10 cents for using paper bags. State Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Los Angeles,

The stars align for baby Charlotte
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Politico, by Kendall Breitman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/29/2014 2:46:41 PM     Post Reply
Leading astrologers say that Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky is destined for a future working on social justice and will enjoy a strong relationship with her proud grandparents, Hillary and Bill. After Chelsea Clinton and Mark Mezvinsky’s daughter was born at 7:03 pm at Lenox Hill Hospital on Manhattan’s Upper East Side on Friday, POLITICO asked astrologers to weigh in on what is written in the stars for the former first daughter’s first daughter. “She may not follow her family’s politics, but she will follow the family’s activism and social justice and finding a way to serve the world, following in that

Media Ignores Obama’s 60 Minutes
Ratings Collapse – Down 69% in a Week

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Gateway Pundit, by Kristinn Taylor    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/30/2014 5:36:40 AM     Post Reply
The sympathetic news media is avoiding mentioning his name, instead they are blaming the lack of a football intro for the massive collapse in ratings Sunday night for President Barack Obama’s appearance on CBS’ 60 Minutes. Americans turned away from watching Obama even though he was being interviewed about the nation’s new war on ISIS. For example, Deadline Hollywood didn’t even mention Obama’s 60 Minutes interview when reporting on the drop in viewers. “With no football lead-in, CBS’ Sunday lineup fell from last week. As expected, the drop was steepest at 7 PM, with 60 Minutes (1.1) off by 69%

CNN´s Burnett on Chelsea Clinton
Leaving Hospital with Child: ´Sort of
Like...the Whole Kate and William Moment´

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Newsbusters, by Ken Shepherd    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/29/2014 9:38:03 PM     Post Reply
Video of Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky leaving the hospital with their newborn daughter apparently reminds CNN anchor Erin Burnett of when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge went before cameras outside a London hospital before taking home their newborn son Prince George last year. Burnett made the remark towards the end of her program while narrating video footage of the couple exiting a New York City hospital with Bill and Hillary Clinton just steps behind them. Of course when William and Kate left the hospital with their bundle of joy, the proud royal parents had the moment to themselves, not


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