ISIS Jihadi Bride Estimates Michelle Obama’s Worth as‘Slave Girl’ at $40I guess the ISIS bride and hubby won't be honeymooningin the Lincoln Bedroom. Why Official Christianity Is DyingInteresting that today commemorates Pentecost Sundaywhere Christianity literally was just beginning.
Hillary can't release "smoking gun" emails because they'repointing at her.
Actress, comedian Anne Meara --wife of Jerry Stiller and motherof Ben Stiller -- dies at 85. - 5/24/2015 4:16:35 PM LOS ANGELES— Actress and comedian Anne Meara has died. She was 85. Her husband, Jerry Stiller, and son Ben Stiller say Meara died Saturday. No other details were provided. The Stiller family released a statement to The Associated Press on Sunday describing Jerry Stiller as Meara´s "husband and partner in life." "The two were married for 61 years and worked together almost as long," the statement said. The couple performed as Stiller & Meara on "The Ed Sullivan Show" and other programs in the 1960s. Meara also appeared in dozens of films and TV shows, including recurring roles on "All Julian Castro: Clinton emails a ´witch hunt´ CNN, by Eric Bradner JoniTx- 5/24/2015 4:12:55 PM Washington -Julian Castro labeled the House Republican-led investigation into Hillary Clinton´s emails a "witch hunt" and a "sideshow" from dealing with America´s most pressing problems. The Housing and Urban Development secretary accused GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy of "very intentionally trying to manipulate this witch hunt to play politics." "That´s unfortunate and it´s one of the reasons Congress has a 19% approval rating," Castro told CNN´s Jim Acosta Sunday on "State of the Union." A trove of Clinton´s emails from her time as secretary of state were released Friday by the State Department. A House panel investigating the attack on the Air Force removes commander from duty Fox News, by Staff JoniTx- 5/24/2015 4:08:17 PM An Air Force lieutenant colonel was removed from command this month, pending the outcome of an inquiry, the Air Force Times reported. Lt. Col. Scott Foley, commander of the 802nd Security Forces Squadron at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, reportedly was removed from his assignment on May 10. In a May 21 email to Air Force Times, Oscar Balladares, spokesman for the 502nd Air Base Wing, said Col. Michael Gimbrone, commander of the 502nd Security Forces and Logistics Support Group, said Foley was removed “due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command and lead his unit." "Command is
IMF fuel subsidies are not what they seem Telegraph [UK], by Sam Bowman LittleHoodedMonk- 5/24/2015 2:32:56 PM The International Monetary Fund (IMF), which usually restricts itself to bailing out indebted eurozone countries, has released a paper claiming that more than five trillion – yes, trillion – dollars is spent annually in subsidies for the fossil fuel industry. (Snip) But the IMF’s idea of “subsidies” to fossil fuels refers to something completely different. They have taken the indirect costs to society of using energy – air pollution, traffic congestion, climate change – and, if governments haven’t imposed special taxes on one, called it a “subsidy”. The problem is, we already have a word for these things: externalities. And there is something rather For once, Sen. Warren is right Daily Inter Lake [Kalispell MT], by Frank Miele davesenior- 5/24/2015 1:29:18 PM If politics make strange bedfellows, then bad trade deals make for even stranger politics. When Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Republican majority leader, is the pitch man for President Barack Obama’s latest legacy-building proposal, and Frank Miele is cheering for far-left Democratic firebrand Sen. Elizabeth Warren and her populist opposition to Obama’s power grab, you know the wheels have fallen off. What we’re talking about is the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and if you haven’t heard about it yet, you are not alone. If you have heard of it, but you have no idea exactly what is in it, then you are in very good Not Dark Yet, Part 2 Hazymac- 5/24/2015 1:09:43 PM WUMB’s Saturday morning radio show Highway 61 Revisited devoted its four hours yesterday to a celebration of Mr. Bob’s birthday today. (Snip) Perhaps the most important of the artists to have covered Dylan in this alphabetical range is Joan Baez, who drew attention to him and insisted on his importance when she was all the rage and he was trying to make a name for himself. After Dylan had made it, Baez took a timeout to record a double album of his songs. Baez recorded Bob Dylan’s “Love Is Just a Four-Letter Word” for Any Day Now, her 1968 double Fiorina, Carson jostlingto move into the top tier Hot Air, by Jazz Shaw LittleHoodedMonk- 5/24/2015 1:07:07 PM The Southern Republican Leadership Conference (SRLC) kicked off this week in Oklahoma City and many of the GOP presidential hopefuls were on hand to make their pitch. Two of them in particular caught the notice of the political reporting class as well as the attendees. Carly Fiorina gave a very well received stem winder which had the crowd on their feet, and rather than going after her fellow primary contenders, her sights were set on the Democrats’ presumptive nominee. GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina on Saturday accused President Obama and his former secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, of poorly representing
Nine animal brains, possibly fromdogs, mysteriously found in upstateNew York town near train tracks New York Daily News, by David Harding JoniTx- 5/24/2015 1:01:27 PM This has got everyone scratching their heads. Residents in Gouverneur, New York, have bizarrely found nine brains, possibly from dogs, close to railroad tracks, reports syracuse.com. How the brains got there and where they came from is a complete mystery. One of the brains was examined by a local vet, who claimed it was most likely from a dog and had been professionally removed. The brain had been preserved in formaldehyde. "We measured and weighed the specimen. It comes out to about 70 grams, which would be consistent with a dog-sized brain," Dr. Tim Monroe told 7 news. A friend of the American Revolution is reborn CBS News, by Staff JoniTx- 5/24/2015 12:47:11 PM "Freedom´s Frigate" is the nickname of a sailing ship now on its way to America. It´s a replica of the French vessel that helped our country win the war of independence. Before its departure, Mark Phillips went aboard: As memorials to American wars go, this one goes right back to the first one -- the Revolutionary War. And it is certainly among the most handsome and most intricate history lessons ever built. A newly-launched replica of the French frigate, Hermione, is now in mid-Atlantic, ploughing her way westward toward the U.S. East Coast. She´s retracing the voyage of the original Chicago Sun-Times, by Staff Six people were killed and at least 23 others—including a 4-year-old girl—have been wounded in shootings across Chicago this Memorial Day weekend, police said. The 4-year-old, identified by her family as Jacele Johnson, was shot about 8 p.m. Friday in the West Englewood neighborhood. She and her 17-year-old cousin Romare Wilson were inside an SUV in the 7000 block of South Justine when another vehicle pulled up and someone inside opened fire, according to their family and Chicago Police. The girl was shot in the head and taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where she was in critical condition, authorities
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ISIS rises, the economy falters,and Obama’s legacy falls apartUnavoidable when one is totally unprepared for the job.
Police: 6 killed, 23 wounded inMemorial Day weekend shootings Chicago Sun Times, by Staff - 5/24/2015 12:18:26 PM Six people were killed and at least 23 others—including a 4-year-old girl—have been wounded in shootings across Chicago this Memorial Day weekend, police said. The 4-year-old, identified by her family as Jacele Johnson, was shot about 8 p.m. Friday in the West Englewood neighborhood. She and her 17-year-old cousin Romare Wilson were inside an SUV in the 7000 block of South Justine when another vehicle pulled up and someone inside opened fire, according to their family and Chicago Police. The girl was shot in the head and taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where she was in critical condition, authorities said. Obama Memorial Day tweetfrom the Democrats slammed American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson JoniTx- 5/24/2015 12:01:51 PM The official Democratic Party Twitter account, @TheDemocrats, is being slammed by a media figure who himself has a history as a Democrat operative. Jake Tapper of CNN has, by almost all accounts, worked hard (harder than George Stephanopoulos by the evidence) to be fair toward Republicans, despite having once worked as press secretary for Chelsea Clinton’s mother-in-law Majorie Margolies-Mezvinsky, when she was a liberal Democrat member of the House of Representatives. Of course, Tapper did appear on the Clinton Foundation website as a speaker at an event, only to have that mention go poof! and disappear in the The Latest on flooding: High windsdamage Houston complex JoniTx- 5/24/2015 11:58:23 AM OKLAHOMA CITY— 10:15 a.m. High winds have damaged rooftops, blown out windows and blown over trees at a Houston apartment complex, and two people were injured. Houston fire officials initially said a possible tornado had struck the complex at about 6:30 a.m. Sunday, but later said in a news release that the damage was caused by "severe weather." Authorities say about 10 apartments were heavily damaged and 40 others sustained some. The two injured residents were taken to a hospital. The extent of their injuries wasn´t immediately clear. Emergency crews searched the complex for people trapped inside but it´s believed residents
John F. Nash Jr., MathematicianWhose Life Story Inspired ‘ABeautiful Mind,’ Dies at 86 New York Times, by Erica Goode earlybird- 5/24/2015 11:03:53 AM John F. Nash Jr., a mathematician who shared a Nobel Prize in 1994 for work that greatly extended the reach and power of modern economic theory and whose decades-long descent into severe mental illness and eventual recovery were the subject of a 2001 film, “A Beautiful Mind,” was killed in a car crash Saturday in New Jersey. He was 86. Mr. Nash, and his wife, Alicia, 82, were killed when the taxi they were riding in lost control and hit a guard rail and another vehicle, said Sgt. Gregory Williams of the New Jersey State Police. Sergeant Williams said the Democrats see skimpy insuranceas the next health care issue Associated Press, by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar NorthernDog- 5/24/2015 10:58:15 AM WASHINGTON -- A different health care issue has emerged for Democrats, in sync with the party´s pitch to workers and middle-class voters ahead of next year´s elections. It´s not the uninsured, but rather the problem of high out-of-pocket costs for people already covered. Democrats call it "underinsurance." After paying premiums, many low- and middle-income patients still face high costs when trying to use their coverage. There´s growing concern that the value of a health insurance card is being eaten away by rising deductibles, the amount of actual medical costs that patients pay each year before coverage kicks in. "I think A Beautiful Mind mathematicianJohn Nash and his wife killedin New Jersey taxi crash Daily Mail [UK], by David McCormack and AP Reporter earlybird- 5/24/2015 10:28:52 AM John Nash, the mathematician made famous in the 2001 movie A Beautiful Mind has been killed in a taxi crash in New Jersey. Princeton University professor Nash, 86, and his 82-year-old wife Alicia were both killed when their taxi crashed while travelling south on the New Jersey Turnpike. The driver allegedly lost control during an overtaking manoeuvre and hit the guard rail. He survived with non-life threatening injuries. Nash and his wife were not wearing seatbelts and were ejected from the vehicle, according to police. Nash, a West Virginia Native, won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1994, the year With Victories, ISIS DispelsHope of a Swift Decline New York Times, by Tim Arango and Anne Barnard NorthernDog- 5/24/2015 10:05:44 AM BAGHDAD — Just last month, when Western and Iraqi officials talked about the Islamic State, it was mostly to list a series of setbacks to the terrorist group: defeated in the Syrian town of Kobani, battered by a heavy airstrike campaign, forced out of a growing list of towns and cities in Iraq. But in just the past week, the Islamic State has turned that story around. Last weekend it solidified its hold on Iraq’s Anbar Province with a carefully choreographed assault on the regional capital, Ramadi. And on Wednesday, it stretched its territory in Syria into the historically and
Sliver of Clinton emails hintat lingering political trouble Associated Press, by Lisa Lerer & Matthew Lee* Sgt. Yorkie- 5/24/2015 9:55:02 AM WASHINGTON — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email account about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi that was later classified "secret" at the request of the FBI, underscoring lingering questions about how responsibly she handled sensitive information on a home server. The nearly 900 pages of her correspondence released Friday are only a sliver of the more than 55,000 pages of emails Clinton has turned over to the State Department, which had its plan to release them next January rejected this week by a federal judge. Instead, the judge ordered the agencyLink repaired. ISIS rises, the economy falters,and Obama’s legacy falls apart New York Post, by John Podhoretz Sgt. Yorkie- 5/24/2015 9:14:00 AM Deep into the seventh year of his tenure, Barack Obama is thinking about his post-presidential legacy. We know this because he’s telling us so. In an interview this week with The Atlantic about the potential deal with Iran regarding its nuclear program, the president sought to use the fact of his relative youth and his consciousness about how history might judge him to his advantage: “Look, 20 years from now, I’m still going to be around, God willing. If Iran has a nuclear weapon, it’s my name on this. I think it’s fair to say that in addition to our profound Why Official Christianity Is Dying American Thinker, by Mike Konrad magnante- 5/24/2015 8:56:01 AM I write as someone who, during his lifetime, has attended Catholic, Baptist, Independent Bible, Pentecostal, Calvary Chapel, Seventh Day Adventist, Episcopal, and Lutheran services. So I am familiar with what all of them teach -- and I am familiar with what they should emphasize, but don´t. It is this failure which is destroying our Christian civilization, even as we speak. What separates Christianity from all other religions is a hard truth: Man is intrinsically evil. This flies in the face of hyper-leftist dogma that man is essentially good; all that is necessary is an environmental tune up. (snip) None of our Not Dark Yet PowerLine, by Scott Johnson Hazymac- 5/24/2015 8:44:26 AM Today is the birthday of Minnesota native son Bob Dylan; he turns 74. He is a remarkable artist, self-invented, deep in the American grain. A few years back I visited Dylan’s old home at 2425 7th Avenue East in Hibbing. The house is a small two-story residence with a one-car attached garage on the side. The house is exactly two blocks from Hibbing High School, Dylan’s alma mater. A Dylan fan must be somewhere in the chain of title. The garage door has the cover of Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks album painted on it. Howard Sounes’s Dylan biography Down
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Why I love ´hate speech´ American Thinker, by Mallory Millett Judy W.- 5/24/2015 7:56:59 AM I love Pamela Geller. I have known and loved her for years. She is a great American! If only everyone who has the honor of calling himself American could grow courage like hers we would be un-terrorizable as a nation. Pamela gets that we are at war and stands as an example for those of us who have lost our way. Many of you under fifty have been educated by the whackerino indoctrinators crowding reality out of our High Schools and Universities. These liars and fantasists are so busy obliterating, truncating or revising history (when they´re not entirely ignoring it), that Puerto Rico, island of lostdreams: People are leaving thedebt-hit territory in droves asnear neighbour Cuba´s star rises Independent [U.K.], by David Usborne PageTurner- 5/24/2015 5:23:12 AM The posh boutiques that once lined cobbled Calle Fortaleza are gone now, replaced by T-shirt and souvenir shops grasping for dollars from passengers swarming down the gangways of the Carnival cruise ships that dock here most mornings. Bars advertise “happy hours” lasting from noon till night, while old men pushing tatty ice-cream carts go mostly unnoticed. Old San Juan, the colonial gem of Puerto Rico’s capital San Juan, is tired but clinging on. Elsewhere on the island, the story is graver. Exhausted by a recession that has lasted for most of the past eight years and by talk of a possible Isis claims it could buy itsfirst nuclear weapon fromPakistan within a year Independent [U.K.], by Heather Saul PageTurner- 5/24/2015 5:12:03 AM Isis has used the latest issue of its propaganda magazine Dabiq to suggest the group is expanding so rapidly it could buy its first nuclear weapon within a year. The hyperbolic article, which the group attributes to the British hostage John Cantlie, claims Isis has transcended its roots as “the most explosive Islamic ‘group’ in the modern world” to evolve into “the most explosive Islamic movement the modern world has ever seen” in less than twelve months. Photojournalist Cantlie is regularly used in the terror group’s propaganda and has appeared in a number of videos, including a YouTube series called
Singaporean dies whentaking selfie in Bali Jakarta Post [Indonesia], by Ni Komang Erviani PageTurner- 5/24/2015 4:55:48 AM A Singaporean man died after falling off a cliff and into the sea while attempting to take a selfie photograph on Nusa Lembongan Island, off the southeast coast of Bali. Mohamed Aslam Bin Shahul, 21, died on Thursday afternoon after falling into the ocean from a two-meter high cliff during a holiday with eight friends at the Sandi Bay Beach. “He could not control his balance when he was hit by a wave. He slipped and fell into the ocean. He apparently couldn’t swim,” said Nusa Penida Police chief Adj. Comr. Gede Arianta. Arianta said Shahul’s body was found at a depth of Resentful Japanese manflushes wife´s ashes down toilet Agence France-Presse, by Staff PageTurner- 5/24/2015 4:53:59 AM TOKYO: A Japanese man turned himself in to authorities after trying to flush the ashes of his “hated” dead wife down a supermarket toilet, reports and police said today. The 68-year-old man told police he dumped his wife’s ashes into the toilet bowl at a Tokyo supermarket immediately after she was cremated last month. Police were alerted after the ashes, and bone fragments including a human chin, were discovered, but were at a loss to explain them until the man handed himself in, the Yomiuri Shimbun reported. He had felt growing resentment towards his spouse over the years of their Saudi identifies dead suicidebomber, confirms link to IS Agence France-Presse, by Staff PageTurner- 5/24/2015 4:48:00 AM RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Saturday confirmed the suicide bomber who killed 21 worshippers at a Shiite mosque had links with the Islamic State group, in what the interior ministry called an attempt to promote sectarian strife. It was the deadliest attack in years to strike the Sunni-dominated kingdom, and marked the first time the jihadist IS group officially claimed an attack in Saudi Arabia. “His name was Salih bin Abdulrahman Salih al-Ghishaami, a Saudi national,” the interior ministry said in a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency. “He was wanted by security services for belonging to a terrorist Islamic State group radio claimsSaudi mosque suicide attack PageTurner- 5/24/2015 4:41:18 AM CAIRO -- The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia, warning that more “black days” loom ahead in a direct challenge to the rulers of the Sunni kingdom. Friday’s attack was the kingdom’s deadliest militant assault since a 2004 al-Qaeda attack on foreign worker compounds, which sparked a massive Saudi security force crackdown. However, this Islamic State attack in the village of al-Qudeeh in the eastern Qatif region targeted Shiites, whom ultraconservatives in Saudi Arabia regularly denounce as heretics. The statement on the Islamic State group’s al-Bayan radio station, read aloud Friday night
Plastic rice spreads to Papua Jakarta Post [Indonesia], by Nethy Dharma Somba PageTurner- 5/24/2015 4:29:02 AM Residents reported finding synthetic rice in the city to the Jayapura Trade and Industry Agency on Friday. Yves Papare, a resident of Waena, Jayapura, said she unknowingly bought synthetic rice from a rice stand in the city and had reported it to the agency. “The rice is similar to that widely exposed by national media. After cooking it for two hours, my family and I could not eat it. It smelled bad and was inedible,” she told The Jakarta Post on Friday. She added that she paid Rp 12,000 (90 US cents) per kilogram for it. Jayapura Trade and Industry Agency head Robert Awi RI never meant to be anIslamic nation: NU Jakarta Post [Indonesia], by Staff PageTurner- 5/24/2015 4:24:38 AM The chairman of Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), the country’s largest Muslim organization, Said Aqil Siradj, has said that Indonesia was founded on values of peace and tolerance, and not exclusively on Islamic teachings. During his speech at the National Resilience Institute’s (Lemhanas) golden anniversary on Wednesday, Said emphasized the role of religious figures in maintaining harmony in the country and how democracy and nationalistic values had kept the country together. Said gave a speech titled Peranan Ulama dalam Membentuk dan Membela NKRI (The Role of Ulema in Shaping and Defending the Republic of Indonesia) in which he recalled the role of ulema or RI flexes muscle, sinksChinese boat, a big one Jakarta Post [Indonesia], by Tama Salim PageTurner- 5/24/2015 4:21:46 AM The government has responded to criticism that it has caved to China´s might as it destroys a 300-gross-ton (GT) Chinese vessel caught fishing illegally in Indonesian waters near the South China Sea. According to Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti, the steel-made Gui Xei Yu 12661 was sunk on Wednesday in Pontianak, West Kalimantan, after it was detonated by the ministry with a low-explosive devise planted on its haul. The boat was among 41 vessels that were simultaneously destroyed to commemorate National Awakening Day. Records show that the Gui Xei Yu was detained by the Indonesia Navy in 2009 while it was Man who drove to police post withfriend clinging to windscreen fined $2,000 Straits Times [Singapore], by Elena Chong PageTurner- 5/24/2015 4:16:41 AM SINGAPORE - A man who drove to a police post with a friend he owed money to clinging to his windscreen was fined $2,000 and banned from the road for nine months on Thursday. Mr Haresh Govindaraju, 46, and two other friends went to see Murali Krishnan Naidu, 44, at his King Albert Park condo to discuss some money he owed them. While waiting outside they saw Naidu drive in with his wife and teenage son and ran towards his car but he drove away to avoid confrontation. The trio shouted vulgarities at Naidu´s wife and banged his vehicle, and
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Sen. Sessions explains Obamatrade in key Senate speechSenator Sessions takes the time to explain why Obamatrade (TPP)would be very bad bill. GOP didn't listen. Now it's up to the House.
Our Republican leadership must have thought that "Euthanasia"was a new Disney film.
What’s Behind Big Science Frauds?Remember those that can't do anything...teach? Well, theylearned how to copy grant forms.
What Hillary said in her lucrative speeches remains a mysteryAs far as anything Hillary does, that's what she intended.And, the check to clear.
N.S.A. and Other Matters Leave McConnell’s Senate in DisarrayMcConnell acts like a man traumatized by walking into the newgender-neutral restroom during a recess.
Court dismisses drug courier´sbid to avoid caning Straits Times [Singapore], by Olivia Ho PageTurner- 5/24/2015 4:12:45 AM The High Court yesterday dismissed Malaysian drug courier Yong Vui Kong´s application for a judicial review to avoid caning. His lawyer, Ms Violet Netto, will also have to personally foot the bill of $2,500 for legal costs. In a statement issued yesterday, the Attorney-General´s Chambers (AGC) said the costs had been incurred by her "failure to conduct proceedings with reasonable competence and expedition". Yong´s death sentence was commuted last November to life imprisonment and 15 strokes of the cane. He was initially sentenced to death in 2008 for trafficking 47.27g of diamorphine. On March 4 this year, the Court of A Rubio 2016 blueprint, for all to see Washington Post, by Dan Balz PageTurner- 5/24/2015 4:05:29 AM It isn’t often that a presidential campaign blueprint comes packaged between covers and available in bookstores and online for all to see. But that’s the inescapable conclusion from looking through the pages of the book entitled, “2016 and Beyond,” by Republican pollster Whit Ayres. Ayres is one of his party’s leading analysts. He also happens to be the pollster for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). The new book is subtitled, “How Republicans Can Elect a President in the New America.” If not exactly the strategy memo for a Rubio campaign, it’s a good proxy. Gloria Steinem, Activists CrossDMZ Dividing Koreas by Bus PageTurner- 5/24/2015 4:02:02 AM DORASAN STATION, South Korea — International women activists including Gloria Steinem on Sunday were denied an attempt to walk across the Demilitarized Zone dividing North and South Korea, but were allowed to cross by bus and complete what one of them called a landmark peace event. The group of 30 women from 15 countries made a final appeal to authorities on both sides to allow them to walk across the demarcation line, but were turned down. The North allowed a South Korean bus to cross the demarcation line to pick them up on the North side of the DMZ and transport
The REAL meaning of Memorial Day:Photographer shares poignant picturesof the sacrifice of U.S. veterans tounderline what the holiday is about Daily Mail (UK), by Charlene Adams - 5/24/2015 3:40:20 AM As Memorial Day approaches, one photographer set out to refocus America´s gaze from the three-day weekend and barbecues back to the holiday´s true purpose: a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States armed forces. Andrew Lichtenstein, documentary photographer, journalist, and author, attended some 60 military funerals from 2003 to 2006 capturing the heartbreak and pride present as family and friends remembered and honored the fallen soldiers, the New York Times reports. Lichtenstein published some of the photos in his 2007 book on the subject titled ´Never Coming Home.´ On Friday the Times featured almost Obama’s Media SupportersGrowing Nervous About ISIS Breitbart Big Journalism, by John Hayward - 5/24/2015 3:29:59 AM Charting President Obama’s relationship with the media that passively-aggressively adores him is tricky. More than once, he’s seemingly angered or dismayed them enough to trigger a paradigm shift, only to have the paradigm slip right back to the usual worship of a titan striding across history. The media might admit he’s made a mistake now and then — no, wait, make that a “less than optimal decision” — but he still gets endless credit for good intentions and towering intelligence. It’s no surprise that even a small stumble from a titan makes the earth shake, right? With that history in mind, No Pacific trade deal meetinguntil U.S. fast-track passes - Chile Reuters, by Rosemarie Francisco PageTurner- 5/24/2015 3:14:07 AM BORACAY, Philippines States hoping to set up a free trade zone across the Pacific can not hold a key meeting until both houses of the U.S. Congress pass legislation speeding the passage of the deal, a Chilean minister said, underscoring another major hurdle for the pact. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which would cover about 40 percent of the world´s economies from Japan to Chile, is nearing completion after more than five years of often heated negotiations. Many in Washington see it as a crucial plank in U.S. plans to project American influence in Asia. The 12-nation agreement took a significant step forward on Poll: 35 Percent Of RepublicanVoters View Jeb Bush Unfavorably CBS Washington, D.C., by Staff PageTurner- 5/24/2015 3:05:14 AM WASHINGTON — The crowded field of Republican candidates for the 2016 presidential election is a welcome change from the 2012 choices, with 57 percent of registered GOP-leaning voters expressing a positive view of their candidates. A new Pew Research Center survey finds that a majority (57 percent) of Republican and Republican-leaning voters are positive about the current field of candidates. Forty-six percent of these GOP voters said the candidates running for the party’s presidential nomination are “good,” 11 percent said the candidates are “excellent,” about one-third (32 percent) said the candidates are “fair” and 8 percent said the current Republican hopefuls
Trump: Jeb Bush ‘NotEven a Smart Person’ Breitbart News, by Pam Key PageTurner- 5/24/2015 3:01:52 AM This week in an interview with ABC News political director Rick Klein, real estate mogul Donald Trump attacked the field of Republican presidential candidates with his harshest criticism reserved for the former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL). Trump said of Jeb Bush, “He is stumbling. I don’t know, I don’t understand this man. He’s stumbling like he’s not even a smart person. On simple questions. What’s going to happen when it’s complicated? Honestly he doesn’t look happy. He doesn’t want to be doing what he is doing. I don’t know—is the family forcing him to do it? I call him the reluctant Jeb Bush: Young Socialist? Daily Beast, by Will Rahn PageTurner- 5/24/2015 2:58:41 AM Was Jeb Bush a young socialist? Numerous profiles of the Republican front-runner’s time at boarding school make reference to his brief time as a member of a campus socialist club. “He dallied with the Socialist Club at his elite boarding school, Phillips Academy, in Andover, Massachusetts,” journalist S.V. Dáte writes in his 2005 book Jeb: America’s Next Bush. According to The Bushes: Portrait of a Dynasty by Peter Schweizer and his wife, Rochelle, Jeb joined the club sometime during his four years at the school, better known as Andover, which both his father and older brother had attended. The claim is repeated 8 things we learned fromthe Clinton emails Washington Examiner, by Sarah Westwood PageTurner- 5/24/2015 2:51:12 AM The highly selective trove of Hillary Clinton emails released by the State Department Friday revealed both the seemingly strong influence Sidney Blumenthal wielded over the secretary of state and the preoccupation with media coverage exhibited by her closest aides. If the 296 published emails are to be considered a complete collection, they would suggest Clinton relied almost exclusively on an aide that had been banned from the State Department, Blumenthal, to provide her intelligence on a country at war. The emails show that Clinton´s staffers often circulated and debated press clippings amongst themselves and occasionally discussed how to respond to certain media Pew: Hillary´s ´favorability´plummets 17 points, lowest in 7 years Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard PageTurner- 5/24/2015 2:44:21 AM As Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton fights through several mini-scandals, her approval rating has been skidding, sending her "favorability" rating to a seven-year low. In a new report, Pew Research Center said that her rating crossed the 50 percent mark this month and now sits at 49 percent. It was lower, at 48 percent, way back in May 2008 when she was being pushed out of the presidential race by then Sen. Barack Obama. It has been a steady fall from the 66 percent favorable rating she had as secretary of state in November 2009.
In Caracas, quality of life deteriorates El Universal [Caracas, Venezuela], by Staff PageTurner- 5/24/2015 2:35:45 AM For 78% of Caracas residents, quality of life is downhill. In terms of services, they point to a backlash in security, health and transportation compared with five years ago. The findings are included in the latest report produced by NGO Por la Caracas Posible (For a Possible Caracas). The case study assesses the management of five jurisdictions that comprise the Metropolitan Area plus the Major Mayoralty. Shortage of staples is top in the list of evils. In addition, families are subject to the end numbers of their identity cards to have access to goods and services. This situation will continue being Msgr. Romero Beatified in ElSalvador Before Crowd of 300,000 Latin American Herald Tribune [Miami FL], by Staff PageTurner- 5/24/2015 1:56:49 AM SAN SALVADOR – The Salvadoran martyr, Msgr. Arnulfo Romero, was beatified on Saturday in the capital of El Salvador before hundreds of thousands of the faithful and the presidents of several countries, all gathered together in Salvador del Mundo Plaza. The beatification was completed when a relic of Romero, the blood-stained shirt that he wore on the day of his assassination, along with flowers and a palm frond signifying “the victory of the martyrs,” were incensed by Cardinal Angelo Amato, the special envoy from Pope Francis. The pontiff sent a letter to San Salvador Archbishop Luis Escobar Alas saying that Romero was ISIS Jihadi Bride EstimatesMichelle Obama’s Worthas ‘Slave Girl’ at $40 Breitbart News, by Mary Chastain PageTurner- 5/24/2015 1:16:14 AM The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) has published an article in the latest issue of its magazine, Dabiq, by jihadi bride Umm Summayyah, estimating that First Lady Michelle Obama is only worth $40 on the terrorist group’s slave market. Summayyah also defends the rape of thousands of Yazidi females. The article, titled “Slave Girls or Prostitutes,” justifies the horrific actions inflicted upon the females ISIS kidnaps as they spread their caliphate through Iraq and Syria. She also promised to bring this lavish slave market to the West. “I swear by Allah, O you who feign to be knowledgeable and shout with falsehood Currency tumbles asVenezuelans look to unload bolivars Associated Press, by Hannah Dreier Original Article Posted By: PageTurner- 5/24/2015 12:55:56 AM Post Reply CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelans are dumping their rapidly-depreciating currency at a quicker pace, leading to a staggering plunge in its free-market value, as the crisis-plagued economy edges closer to an outbreak of hyperinflation. DolarToday, a widely followed website that tracks exchanges made near the Colombian border, reported Friday that the bolivar had lost a quarter of its value over the last seven days. Everyone in smartphone-obsessed Caracas seemed to learn of the crash at the same time as the DolarToday app, a ubiquitous tool in the South American country, sent out a series of messages announcing the new rates under the headline
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Drudge rips GOP leadership: ‘Night of the Republican suicide’Or as Hillary would say, "Live each day as it may be your last,for eventually one day, it will be." Clinton emails ignored growing crisis of anti-Westernviolence in LibyaMaybe Hillary will go from saying "ARB" (AccountabilityReview Board) to "ARGH" when they find the missing emails.
Sen. Sessions explains Obamatradein key Senate speech American Thinker, by Howard Richman JoniTx- 5/24/2015 12:00:39 AM Senator Sessions’s floor speech against Obamatrade on Friday could go down as one of the most important Senate speeches ever. Already it is getting rave reviews: Rush Limbaugh hailed it (Odds are Obamatrade screws America): “Jeff Sessions had a massive op-ed piece and floor speech in the Senate about this.” Michelle Malkin gushed: “I wish that Sen. Jeff Sessions would run for president, because I would sign up in a heartbeat.” Democratic Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon set the stage for Sessions’s speech by lauding Obamatrade as “the most progressive trade policy in our country’s history” because it regulates much more Denver Memorial Day Paradecanceled, tribute planned KUSA-TV 9News [Denver], by Staff BaseballFan- 5/23/2015 11:48:24 PM DENVER - For the first time in 85 years, Denver will not have a Memorial Day parade. However, there is a tribute planned. The ceremony, in its 16th year, happens at POF Hall on Sherman Street, just south of the Capitol, at 10 a.m. Saturday. The names of Colorado´s fallen from the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars will be read aloud. Service members killed in other wars will be remembered with a wreath laying. The Denver parade was canceled this year because of differences between the City and County of Denver and the Denver United Veterans Council. The Denver UVC said Clinton emails ignored growing crisisof anti-Western violence in Libya Washington Examiner [DC], by Byron York - 5/23/2015 11:15:14 PM After Friday´s release of Hillary Clinton´s secret emails related to Libya, the Wall Street Journal ran a story headlined, "Emails Show Clinton Was Warned Over Security in Benghazi Ahead of Attack." The headline oversold the story. The only warnings about Benghazi security in the emails are from April and June of 2011, more than a year before the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack, along with one brief mention in an email from February 2012, seven months before. The thing is, the Clinton emails just don´t have much in them about the violence that would ultimately lead to the Benghazi attacks,
What Hillary said in her lucrativespeeches remains a mystery Politico, by Adam B. Lerner JoniTx- 5/23/2015 10:49:12 PM As a speaker paid by the internet firm, Salesforce.com, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had nothing but praise in 2014 for the cloud computing company and its innovative CEO Marc Benihoff, a Democratic Party bundler and big supporter of the Clinton Foundation, according to a pirated video of the session posted on YouTube. Hiring Hillary was a way to get a noted public official with clear 2016 presidential ambitions to hold court with company officials and tout its accomplishments. As the video shows, Clinton praised Salesforce for its generous philanthropy, including donations to the Clinton family foundation, and said How Grades 6-12 get robbedin federal education funding Washington Post, by Valerie Strauss - 5/23/2015 10:44:41 PM This graphic comes from a new report by the Alliance for Excellent Education called “Why ESEA Must Fill the Missing Middle,” a reference to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which, in its current version is known as No Child Left Behind, and is now being rewritten by Congress. The report shows how federal funding is concentrated in the early years and in college — and gives “paltry” sums to middle and high school in comparison to early childhood, elementary schools and post-secondary education. The report notes that several programs designed to boost student achievement in high school have been Fiorina: Clinton ´must not be president´ The Hill [Washington, DC], by Mark Hensch LittleHoodedMonk- 5/23/2015 9:33:23 PM GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina on Saturday accused President Obama and his former secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, of poorly representing America’s interests on the world stage. “The world is a dangerous and tragic place when America is not leading,” Fiorina told the crowd at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma City. “Nowhere is leadership more important now than in the world.” The former CEO of Hewlett-Packard said Obama was on the verge of “terrible deal” with Iran, in which he "has violated every rule of good negotiation.” She added that her experience managing a multinational What’s Behind Big Science Frauds? New York Times, by Adam Marcus & Ivan Oransky LittleHoodedMonk- 5/23/2015 9:19:54 PM In December, Science published a paper claiming that people could change their minds about same-sex marriage after talking for just 20 minutes with a gay person. It seemed too good to be true — and it was. On Wednesday, the journal distanced itself from the study, after its accuracy was disputed, (Snip) News organizations, which had reported on the study, scrambled to correct the record. Retractions can be good things, since even scientists often fail to acknowledge their mistakes, preferring instead to allow erroneous findings simply to wither away in the back alleys of unreproducible literature.
Hillary Clinton to Hold Fund-RaiserHosted by Spitzer’s Ex-Wife New York Times, by Maggie Haberman LittleHoodedMonk- 5/23/2015 8:55:50 PM Hillary Rodham Clinton will hold a string of fund-raisers on June 1, including one hosted by the ex-wife of Eliot Spitzer, the former governor of New York who resigned amid scandal in 2008. (Snip) Some of Mrs. Clinton’s allies still recall with frustration the Democratic presidential primary debate in October 2007 in Philadelphia, when she stumbled over a question about a plan by Mr. Spitzer to allow driver’s licenses for unauthorized immigrants. That stumble was seen as contributing to her downward spiral in the polls. Mr. O’Malley has frequently talked about his support for such driver’s licenses. ´No peace dividend´for Panama border force BBC News, by Vanessa Buschschluter LittleHoodedMonk- 5/23/2015 8:14:58 PM La Union, Panama - "Peace is not a bad thing, but it´s unlikely to solve our problems," says Director of Panama´s Border Police, Frank Abrego. He is referring to the prospect of a peace deal between the Colombian government and left-wing rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc). Most of Panama´s security problems originate south of its border, in Colombia. Colombia is one of the world´s top three producers of coca, the raw ingredient of cocaine, and huge amounts of it are smuggled from Colombia to the United States. Panama, Colombia's northern neighbour, is often the first stop for those smuggling the drug
Downtown Cleveland streets blockedas protesters march on JusticeCenter after Brelo verdict 5 News ABC (Cleveland OH), by Colleen Seitz JoniTx- 5/23/2015 6:04:06 PM CLEVELAND - Protesters gathered at Cudell Recreation Center Saturday afternoon, the site where 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot and killed by Cleveland police in November. Just after 2 p.m. the protesters marched from downtown to the west side. Traffic on the Shoreway had to be redirected. They then moved on to Detroit Road and on to Cudell. Protesters moved throughout the afternoon on the Shoreway, West 6th Street, Public Square, East 4th Street, the Detroit Superior Bridge and back to the Shoreway. There were a string of Cleveland police cars lined up outside the Justice Center with lights on and Ben Carson Wins SRLC Straw Poll Daily Caller (DC), by Kerry Picket JoniTx- 5/23/2015 4:52:30 PM Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson topped the SRLC 2015 straw poll results Saturday with 25 percent attendee support. Carson bested Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker who came in second by 5 percent and beat Texas Sen. Ted Cruz who came in third by almost 9 percent. Below are the final numbers: (Chart) Ohio Gov. John Kasich received 0.2 percent, while former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore received 0.0 percent. Walker received the lion’s share of support from Oklahomans, while Carson received the most support from Texas and Arkansas. Carson was also the most popular with Tea Party voters. N.S.A. and Other Matters LeaveMcConnell’s Senate in Disarray New York Times, by Jennifer Steinhauer & Jonathan Weisman LittleHoodedMonk- 5/23/2015 4:26:21 PM Washington - The sleepy United States senators thought they were done voting. But then, around 1 a.m. on the Saturday before Memorial Day, Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky and presidential candidate, marched spryly to the Senate floor to let it be known that, no, he would not agree to extend the federal government’s bulk collection of phone records program. Not even for one day. With that, Senator Mitch McConnell, a fellow Kentucky Republican who only a few hours before was ebullient with the passage of a major trade package, was reduced to ordering his colleagues back to Washington next
ISIS Is Torturing, Enslaving, AndMurdering Women At A “Staggering”Rate, U.N. Official Says BuzzFeed News, by David Mack LittleHoodedMonk- 5/23/2015 4:08:32 PM The militant group ISIS is committing a “staggering array of atrocities” against women as it captures more territory in Iraq and Syria, according to a senior U.N. official tasked with investigating sexual violence in conflict. Women in ISIS strongholds are routinely raped, tortured, enslaved, and murdered by the Islamic extremists, who have made the brutalization of females a central element of their ideology, according to Zainab Hawa Bangura. The U.N’s Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict this week spoke with Middle East Eye about her recent tour of refugee camps across the region, where she interviewed Drudge rips GOP leadership:‘Night of the Republican suicide’ LittleHoodedMonk- 5/23/2015 3:49:53 PM Media giant Matt Drudge blasted Republican leadership on Twitter Friday night after the GOP-led Senate approved a new free trade bill. “Twisted DC: Electing Republicans is guarantee of More powers for Obama… of course none of them read ‘secret’ bill!” Mr. Drudge tweeted. The Drudge Report founder slammed House Speaker John Boehner who expressed support for the bill after it passed the Senate. “Disrespect for voters is staggering. Boehner will not make public ‘most important’ trade deal in history? Hides behind ‘classified’ status..,” Mr. Drudge tweeted. “Boehner: We have to pass the bill so that you can Washington Times, by Kellan Howell
Al Sharpton’s daughter toldnot to delete hiking pics priorto $5M NYC ankle injury lawsuit Washington Times, by Kellan Howell - 5/23/2015 3:42:48 PM New York City lawyers have ordered Rev. Al Sharpton’s daughter Dominique not to delete Instagram photos of her recent hiking trip in Indonesia. Ms. Sharpton has filed a $5 million lawsuit against the city for “permanent” injuries she claims are attributable to falling on an uneven sidewalk. The city Law Department sent Ms. Sharpton a letter telling her to preserve all of the evidence posted on her social-media accounts, the New York Post reported Saturday. Ms. Sharpton, 28, filed a lawsuit suing the city for $5 million on May 7 claiming that she will never fully recover from a sprained ankle she suffered when she tripped on an Man burned in blast makinghash oil sues butane businesses Associated Press, by Tim Fought NorthernDog- 5/23/2015 3:30:47 PM PORTLAND, Ore. - An Oregon medical marijuana patient who was badly burned in an explosion while he was legally using butane as a solvent to make hash oil is suing the makers and sellers of the fuel. Kevin Tveisme, 28, of Portland, was injured in 2013 when his furnace clicked on, igniting butane vapor. The explosion destroyed his garage and injured a friend, Joseph Westom, who died 18 days later. (Snip) Although the butane canisters had a “flammable” marking, the lawsuit says, the butane should have come with stickers and instructional brochures specifically warning of the volatility of the butane’s Hm: All 15 Charter SchoolApplicants Rejected in NY Townhall, by Courtney O´Brien JoniTx- 5/23/2015 3:21:52 PM Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) recently proposed the Parental Choice in Education Act as a way to provide more opportunity for parents in choosing which schools would be the best fit for their children. The legislation would use $70 million in taxpayer money to create an education tax credit for families making $60,000 or less. Parents who qualify could receive up to $500 in a tax credit or refund for each student attending a private school. Among other benefits, it would also encourage more private school scholarships. "This is about fairness and this is about parents choosing the school that is right
Record-Setting Alligator MakesIts Public Debut ABC News, by David Chiu JoniTx- 5/23/2015 3:15:49 PM The alligator that set a world record was ready for its close-up. The Stokes alligator, which measures 15 feet and 9 inches, was unveiled Friday in its full-body mount at the Mann Wildlife Learning Museum in Montgomery, Alabama, Al.com reports. It eclipsed the previous mark set by Keith Fancher´s 14-foot, 2-inch, 838-pound find. The creature -- which weighed more than 1,000 pounds -- was caught on August 14, 2014, from Mill Creek by Mandy Stokes, her husband John Stokes, brother-in-law Kevin Jenkins and his children Savannah and Parker. The gator´s age at the time of death was between 24 and Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson onMichael Brelo verdict: ´This is amoment that will define usas a city´ Plain Dealer (Cleveland OH), by Henry J. Gomez JoniTx- 5/23/2015 1:58:38 PM CLEVELAND, Ohio- Mayor Frank Jackson and Police Chief Calvin Williams asked for calm Saturday following the not guilty verdict in the case of Officer Michael Brelo. "Today´s verdict is a verdict that will have long lasting-effect, not only in our community but in communities throughout our country," Jackson said during an afternoon news conference at Public Auditorium. "This is a moment that will define us as a city and define us as a people as we move forward." The mayor added: "Actions that cross the line cannot and will not be tolerated." Earlier Saturday, Cuyahoga Common Pleas Judge John P. Ireland becomes first nationto legalize same-sex marriage CNN, by Laura Smith-Spark and Phil Black JoniTx- 5/23/2015 1:50:18 PM Dublin, Ireland -Same-sex couples will soon be able to walk down the aisle in the Emerald Isle. Ireland became the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage through a popular vote on Saturday -- and what a popular vote "yes" was in the landmark referendum that will change the nation´s constitution. With votes tallied from nearly all of Ireland´s 43 parliamentary constituencies, the measure will sail through with more than 60% of voters approving, according to official results. Roscommon-South Leitrim, a rural section in the middle of the country, was the lone constituency not to approve the measure. More 10 historical facts about Memorial Day KSDK-TV, St. Louis, Mo, by Allison Sylte JoniTx- 5/23/2015 1:36:35 PM ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Here are 10 fast facts about Memorial Day, a holiday honoring American soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country: • Even though numerous communities had been independently celebrating Memorial Day for years, the federal government declared Waterloo, N.Y. the official birthplace of Memorial Day. Waterloo first celebrated the holiday on May 5, 1866. • Memorial Day was celebrated on May 30 for decades, but in 1971, Congress established Memorial Day as the last Monday in May and a federal holiday. • Memorial Day originally honored military personnel who died in the Civil War (1861-1865).•
NSA bulk phone records collection toend despite USA Freedom Act failure Guardian [UK], by Spencer Ackerman - 5/23/2015 1:13:35 PM New York - Even as the Senate remains at an impasse over the future of US domestic surveillance powers, the National Security Agency will be legally unable to collect US phone records in bulk by the time Congress returns from its Memorial Day vacation. The administration, as suggested in a memo it sent Congress on Wednesday, declined to ask a secret surveillance court for another 90-day extension of the order necessary to collect US phone metadata in bulk. The filing deadline was Friday, hours before the Senate failed to come to terms on a bill that would have formally repealed the NSA domestic surveillance Isis actively recruiting inAfghanistan, says US general Associated Press, by Staff - 5/23/2015 1:07:14 PM Kabul - The commander of international forces in Afghanistan said on Saturday that the Islamic State group is actively recruiting in the country, but is not yet operational there. General John F Campbell said the group’s sophisticated social-media campaign was attracting Taliban fighters based in Afghanistan and Pakistan disgruntled with the lack of progress in more than 10 years of fighting to overthrow the Kabul government. As a result, many were pledging allegiance to Isis, which controls about a third of Syria and Iraq, Campbell told reporters. “We don’t want it to continue to grow,” he said, Pamela Geller and thehijacking of America American Thinker, by Larissa Scott Judy W.- 5/23/2015 1:06:18 PM On the morning of September 11, 2001, I couldn´t help thinking, I could have been a passenger on one of those planes that crashed into the World Trade Center. Today the feeling is back, as if we are all passengers on a hijacked plane the size of America, heading towards an imminent crash. The question is, knowing what we know now, what are we going to do about it? Shortly before American Airlines Flight 11 hit the North Tower, an Egyptian-born jihadi, Mohammed Atta, addressed the passengers over the intercom: "Just stay quiet, and you´ll be okay. We are returning to the U.S. Department of Education:Higher Educated Parents MoreLikely to Homeschool Breitbart Big Government, by Dr. Susan Berry JoniTx- 5/23/2015 12:59:15 PM New data released by the U.S. Department of Education shows that the more educated parents are, the more likely they are to homeschool their children. According to information from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the number of homeschooled students between the ages of 5 and 17 has increased dramatically over the last decade, soaring 61.8 percent. The data also indicates that the more educated the parents, the more likely they are to homeschool their children. According to the newly released data, an estimated 1.6 percent of students whose parents earned a high school diploma or less are homeschooled,
Oscar Romero beatificationdraw huge El Salvador crowds BBC News, by Staff LittleHoodedMonk- 5/23/2015 12:56:21 PM Oscar Romero - the Roman Catholic archbishop murdered during the 1980-92 civil war - has been beatified at a ceremony in El Salvador attended by huge crowds. At least 250,000 people have filled the streets of the capital San Salvador for the ceremony. It is the last step before Archbishop Romero is declared a saint. He was shot dead by a sniper as he celebrated Mass in a hospital chapel on 24 March 1980. No-one has been prosecuted for the murder. About 80,000 people died and 12,000 disappeared during the war in the Central American nation. In a letter to the Archbishop of San Salvador, Luis Escobar Alas, Pope Francis said Cleveland officer MichaelBrelo found not guilty Associated Press, by Staff LittleHoodedMonk- 5/23/2015 12:50:16 PM Cleveland - A Cleveland patrolman who fired down through the windshield of a suspect´s car at the end of a 137-shot barrage that left the two unarmed black occupants dead was acquitted Saturday of criminal charges by a judge who said he could not determine the officer alone fired the fatal shots. Michael Brelo, 31, put his head in hands as the judge issued a verdict that prompted an angry protest outside the courthouse, including chants of "Hands up! Don´t Shoot!" The acquittal came at a time of nationwide tension among police and black citizens punctuated by protests over deaths of black suspects at the hands of white officers — The Ordinary Life of the World PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez Original Article Posted By: Hazymac- 5/23/2015 12:10:05 PM Post Reply In one sense the Magna Carta was an attempt to restrain the powerful nobles of the period who were bringing ruin on the countryside through war and high-handed behavior. “First drafted by the Archbishop of Canterbury to make peace between the unpopular King and a group of rebel barons, it promised the protection of church rights, protection for the barons from illegal imprisonment, access to swift justice, and limitations on feudal payments to the Crown, to be implemented through a council of 25 barons.” As an instrument it didn’t work, at least not until history had found a winner. “Neither
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Jindal: Liberals, big businessbullying states on religious freedom The Hill, by Ben Kamisar tisHimself- 5/23/2015 11:18:42 AM Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal defended his decision to issue a religious freedom executive order during a speech Friday, bashing liberals and corporations for teaming up to “bully” conservative governors on similar proposals. “The left teamed up with corporate America to bully leaders in Indiana and Arkansas when the debated the Religious Freedom Restoration Act,” he said Friday during the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma City. “My warning to those corporate leaders is: If you think you are going to come to Louisiana and bully the governor of Louisiana, don’t waste your breath.” Jindal announced the order this week after the failure of Univision host: Hispanic vote tojump from 12 million to 16 million,will decide presidency Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard earlybird- 5/23/2015 10:21:37 AM Jorge Ramos, the influential host of Univision´s Noticiero Univision, said the Latino vote will decide the 2016 presidential election and that Hispanics could see a reward for providing the margin of victory. In an interview with Harvard University´s Institute of Politics following a speech to students, Ramos predicted that about 16 million Hispanics will go to the polls, likely to vote Democratic based on past trends. He said that there is a "new rule" in politics — winning the White House can´t be done without Hispanics.” And since he believes Latinos will supply the winner with a victory, "for the first Pew: Hillary´s ´favorability’ plummets17 points, lowest in 7 years Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard earlybird- 5/23/2015 10:17:04 AM As Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton fights through several mini-scandals, her approval rating has been skidding, sending her "favorability" rating to a seven-year low. In a new report, Pew Research Center said that her rating crossed the 50 percent mark this month and now sits at 49 percent. It was lower, at 48 percent, way back in May 2008 when she was being pushed out of the presidential race by then Sen. Barack Obama. It has been a steady fall from the 66 percent favorable rating she had as secretary of state in November 2009. Pew´s report provided a graph
FBI reminds us whyHillary´s emails matter Washington Examiner, by David Freddoso earlybird- 5/23/2015 10:12:54 AM Back in March, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tried to address revelations that she had conducted all official business as secretary using a private email address housed in a server within her own home. Among other things, she maintained: "I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email.”Obviously, a Cabinet secretary doesn´t just go around attaching classified documents to emails. But did she ever conduct any sort of deliberative discussion, or communicate decisions to staff, or receive briefings that were based on classified or sensitive information? Even a message as simple as, "Please call an Hillary Clinton´s terrible, horrible,no good, very bad Friday Washington Examiner, by T. Becket Adams earlybird- 5/23/2015 10:06:30 AM Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had a rotten day with the press Friday, and that was true even before reporters erupted in a feeding frenzy after the State Department released about 300 of her emails from when she served as secretary of state. When it comes to the ongoing negative coverage for Clinton, it all starts with her unwillingness to speak with reporters. This Friday, it was particularly brutal. Campaign events with Clinton are "staged" and her staffers will only admit supporters who are "pre-selected" and "pre-screened," Associated Press reporter Julie Pace said Friday, reiterating a media complaint that is growing louder Obama: Memorial Day a time to honorall who´ve died so we can live in freedom Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm SurferLad- 5/23/2015 9:51:11 AM President Obama´s weekly remarks: Hi, everybody. This weekend is Memorial Day—a time to pay tribute to all our men and women in uniform who’ve ever given their lives so that we can live in freedom and security. This year, the holiday is especially meaningful. It’s the first Memorial Day since our war ended in Afghanistan. On Monday, at Arlington Cemetery, I’ll join our Gold Star families, veterans, and their loved ones to remember all our fallen heroes, including the more than 2,200 American patriots who gave their lives in Afghanistan. And I plan to share a few of their stories. Growing up in Arizona, Wyatt Martin loved the outdoors. Affidavit: Daron Wint and “others”involved in northwest DC murders WTTG Fox 5 [Washington, DC], by Staff earlybird- 5/23/2015 9:46:43 AM (Daylon Dilon Wint - Charging Documents - Scribd) WASHINGTON - A court affidavit released Friday says the suspect in the slayings of a northwest D.C. family and their housekeeper was not alone in carrying out the murders. The document says Daron Dylon Wint and "others" were involved in the murders of three members of the Savopoulos family and their housekeeper, and that the murders were carried out after Wint and "others" received a delivery of $40,000 in cash. (Snip)The affidavit also confirms that Savopoulos´ assistant who delivered the $40,000 to his home did not initially tell the truth about where
GOP: ´The world is safer, better whenthe United States is militarily strong´ Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm SurferLad- 5/23/2015 9:39:40 AM Rep. Mac Thornberry gives the Republican Party´s Weekly Remarks: Hello, I’m Mac Thornberry. I’m privileged to represent the people of the Panhandle and North Texas in Congress and to chair the House Armed Services Committee. In my job I get to spend a lot of time around the men and women who serve our nation in the military. I’m continually in awe of their character, their courage, and their dedication to our country. Since the beginning, the United States has been blessed with outstanding individuals who cared about something bigger than themselves and have fought — and some even died — for American security and Video, 911 call released showmen before Olympia police shooting KING-TV [Seattle, WA], by Staff JustJimToo- 5/23/2015 9:31:36 AM Investigators on Friday released surveillance video from an Olympia Safeway store showing two men who allegedly attempted to shoplift beer and assault an employee. The two men in the video are believed to be the stepbrothers shot by an Olympia Police officer early Thursday morning. The clips show the men hanging out near the entrance of the store before one goes inside. Both men are carrying skateboards. In the surveillance footage, the man who entered the store is then shown walking toward an exit carrying a box of bottled beer and a skateboard. A Safeway employee is seen trying to intercept the man, US suffering from massiveequality of rich and poor American Thinker, by Newsmachete magnante- 5/23/2015 9:19:16 AM Propaganda is about telling a good story. So when the media wants to tell a story of how the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer, they ignore inconvenient facts, such as the value of the various federal, state, and local transfer payments as well as the value of charitable contributions from private groups (snip)By examining material possessions we find that the gap between the rich and poor is actually alarmingly small. Let´s look at a few categories: Transportation. Rich people have cars. But many poor people have them too. Airfare has become cheap enough that the vast Report: Belichick never believed Bradyon football deflation allegation WTHR-TV [Boston], by Mike Florio earlybird- 5/23/2015 9:16:58 AM The popular theory regarding the somewhat surprising decision of the Patriots to not appeal the punishments imposed against the team by the NFL is that owner Robert Kraft and Commissioner Roger Goodell struck some sort of a behind-the-scenes deal, possibly one that entails reducing the four-game suspension imposed on quarterback Tom Brady. But there´s another theory that is simpler, both on the surface and beneath. (Snip)Appearing recently on CSN New England´s Sports Tonight, Ron Borges of the Boston Herald offered up a tidbit that fits with the theory that the Patriots abandoned a fight they knew: (1) they wouldn´t win;
Texas parents outraged afterteacher allegedly orders otherstudents to slap son in class KPRC [Houston], by Staff earlybird- 5/23/2015 9:08:20 AM HOUSTON - Parents of a child at Houston, Texas´ Frank Black Middle School are outraged after they say their son was slapped by several students and that their son´s teacher gave the order. Skyler Norman said she was beside herself after her son, 14-year-old Gavin Norman, told her that he was assaulted at school. "I was pretty upset. I was trying not to explode," said Skyler Norman. "That kind of rage, I don´t know how to handle that. I want to cry, I want to scream, I don´t know what to do." "They were hitting me so hard that my glasses broke," said Bank of England confirms EUexit research after email misfire Reuters, by William Schomberg earlybird- 5/23/2015 9:04:22 AM The Bank of England plans to assess the implications of a possible British exit from the European Union, it said in a statement, confirming an email it inadvertently sent to a newspaper about the supposedly confidential research project. The Guardian reported that an aide to a senior Bank official said in the email the project should be kept secret from most BoE staff and any journalists asking about it should be told the Bank was looking at a broad range of European economic issues. British Prime Minister David Cameron (Snip) has pledged to reshape Britain´s ties with the EU before What Hillary Clinton’s e-mailstell us about her management style Washington Post, by Karen Tumulty LittleHoodedMonk- 5/23/2015 9:01:57 AM For those who have worried that Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign would be a repeat of the chaotic operation she ran eight years ago, her advisers have often pointed to her time in between at the State Department — which by comparison was an archetype of crisp managerial efficiency. (Snip) Yet Blumenthal fits a pattern of allies to whom Clinton has long been drawn — those who share her view that she is surrounded by enemies and dark conspiracies. “She’s not a paranoid person, I don’t think, but she wants some paranoid people around her,” said one former aide, who spoke on the condition of Early indications suggest Ireland votersback same-sex marriage referendum CNN, by Laura Smith-Spark & Phil Black LittleHoodedMonk- 5/23/2015 8:14:57 AM Dublin, Ireland - Early indications are that Ireland has voted in favor of same-sex marriage, Irish media reported Saturday, as the process of counting votes in the landmark referendum continues. If passed, it would make Ireland the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage through a popular vote. The Irish Times newspaper said turnout in Dublin was as high as 65%, raising the hopes of "yes" campaigners that high engagement by young voters and those in urban areas could carry the result their way. There was speculation that opposition to the measure might have been understated in the run-up to the poll because
The View’s Epic Fight for Survival Vanity Fair Magazine, by Suzanna Andrews LittleHoodedMonk- 5/23/2015 7:59:46 AM Rosie Perez had been away for a month—in rehearsals for her role in Larry David’s hit Broadway play, Fish in the Dark—when in early February she returned to the set of The View. As the 50-year-old star strode across the stage, she was greeted with a shower of red, white, and blue confetti and loud cheers and applause from the live studio audience and from her co-hosts. Rosie O’Donnell smiled and actually looked happy to see her, as did Whoopi Goldberg. “That is your seat, sister,” Nicolle Wallace, the political analyst and former Bush White House director of communications, said to Perez, who looked happier and far more Senate Vote Is a Victory for Obamaon Trade, but a Tougher Test Awaits New York Times, by Jonathan Weisman Honeybadger- 5/23/2015 7:35:30 AM WASHINGTON — President Obama moved closer to expanded trade negotiating power Friday night after the Senate passed hard-fought legislation that would help complete the most ambitious trade accord in a generation. The deal would link 12 nations on either side of the Pacific into a trading bloc that would encompass 40 percent of the global economy.The Senate voted 62-37 to give this president and the next so-called trade promotion authority, ensuring that Congress could not amend or filibuster any trade accord negotiated over the next three-to-six years, though lawmakers could reject it. Senator Orrin G. Hatch of Utah, Krauthammer: Hillary E-mailDump Is ‘Farce,’ We SawWhat She Wanted Us to See Mediate, by Josh Feldman Hundreds of Hillary Clinton‘s emails were released today, something Clinton herself said she wants, but Charles Krauthammer doesn’t really buy this is some great victory for transparency and disclosure. “There isn’t a shred of evidence,” he said, “because she shredded the evidence. This whole release is a farce.” He pointed out that it’s not like every little email Clinton ever sent will be released to the public, only the ones ‘scrubbed and cleansed and decided upon, chosen by her own people, acting in her own interest.” And, Krauthammer added, it’s working, because the media is eagerly looking throughHeadline and author corrected by Staff.* The State [Columbia, SC], by Cassie Cope Clemson University head football coach Dabo Swinney should not appear at a fundraiser for a S.C. group that opposes gay marriage, the top Democrat in the S.C. House said Friday. Swinney is scheduled to appear June 2 at the Columbia event for the Palmetto Family Council, a conservative advocacy group that opposes same-sex marriage and abortion, and often allies itself with S.C. Republicans. “I find it highly inappropriate that Coach Swinney would appear at a fundraiser for an organization that is so openly discriminatory and politically motivated,” House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford, D-Richland, said in a
New York Times, by Richard Pérez-Peña Multiple attackers were involved in taking four people captive in a Washington mansion, making them produce $40,000 in cash and then killing them, an investigator said in court papers filed on Friday, hours after the only person publicly identified as a suspect was arrested. “The crimes described in this affidavit required the presence and assistance of more than one person,” Detective Jeffrey Owens of the Metropolitan Police wrote in a statement in support of a first-degree murder charge while armed, filed against Darron Wint. Neither the court papers nor law enforcement officials would name one or more accomplices, The 15 Benghazi emails you need to read The State Department released close to 900 pages of emails from Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary on Friday, providing a detailed looked at how an embattled agency responded to terrorist attacks in Benghazi and how Clinton, the frontrunner for the 2016 Democratic nomination for president, deals with her inner circle of advisers and well-wishers.POLITICO read the documents to find the most insightful and telling emails. There are deadly serious moments — Clinton learning of the death of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, for instance — and light-hearted ones, as when she jokes about her concussion. New York Times, by Danielle Ivory & Ben Protess*
The 15 Benghazi emails you need to readHere. This will save you some time. Brace for more though.
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Hillary E-mail dump is "farce".We saw what she wanted us to see Mediate, by Charles Krauthammer Honeybadger- 5/23/2015 6:58:34 AM Hundreds of Hillary Clinton‘s emails were released today, something Clinton herself said she wants, but Charles Krauthammer doesn’t really buy this is some great victory for transparency and disclosure. “There isn’t a shred of evidence,” he said, “because she shredded the evidence. This whole release is a farce.” He pointed out that it’s not like every little email Clinton ever sent will be released to the public, only the ones ‘scrubbed and cleansed and decided upon, chosen by her own people, acting in her own interest.” And, Krauthammer added, it’s working, because the media is eagerly looking through “pre-scrubbed material” Democrat calls on Clemson coach DaboSwinney to back out of fundraiser The State (SC), by Cassie Cope DaddyO- 5/23/2015 6:56:44 AM Clemson University head football coach Dabo Swinney should not appear at a fundraiser for a S.C. group that opposes gay marriage, the top Democrat in the S.C. House said Friday. Swinney is scheduled to appear June 2 at the Columbia event for the Palmetto Family Council, a conservative advocacy group that opposes same-sex marriage and abortion, and often allies itself with S.C. Republicans. “I find it highly inappropriate that Coach Swinney would appear at a fundraiser for an organization that is so openly discriminatory and politically motivated,” House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford, D-Richland, said in a statement. “I cannot fathom It´s Not Race ThatDivides Us, But Culture American Thinker, by Jeffery T. Brown magnante- 5/23/2015 6:52:50 AM The racialists in power have again called us to an “honest discussion” about race. As they foresee it, this honest discussion will involve those of us who do not practice racism, but are not black, to come forward, confess our inherent racism (snip)The clash of cultures is what primarily accounts for the divides that exist in reality even though, coincidentally, most of the subscribers to one culture may be black, and most of the subscribers to a competing culture are white or non-black. Race is a tool to inflame passions, using the lie that differences are the product of white
More Than One Attacker Is Suspectedin Killings of 4 in Washington New York Times, by RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA Honeybadger- 5/23/2015 6:41:36 AM Multiple attackers were involved in taking four people captive in a Washington mansion, making them produce $40,000 in cash and then killing them, an investigator said in court papers filed on Friday, hours after the only person publicly identified as a suspect was arrested. “The crimes described in this affidavit required the presence and assistance of more than one person,” Detective Jeffrey Owens of the Metropolitan Police wrote in a statement in support of a first-degree murder charge while armed, filed against Darron Wint. Neither the court papers nor law enforcement officials would name one or more accomplices, or say if they The 15 Benghazi emailsyou need to read Politico, by Lauren French Honeybadger- 5/23/2015 6:32:47 AM The State Department released close to 900 pages of emails from Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary on Friday, providing a detailed looked at how an embattled agency responded to terrorist attacks in Benghazi and how Clinton, the frontrunner for the 2016 Democratic nomination for president, deals with her inner circle of advisers and well-wishers.POLITICO read the documents to find the most insightful and telling emails. There are deadly serious moments — Clinton learning of the death of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, for instance — and light-hearted ones, as when she jokes about her concussion. And there are political moments, with Why ISIS’s grip on ancient Syriancity spells doom for Middle East New York Post, by Michael Rubin flyright- 5/23/2015 6:28:06 AM The battle against the Islamic State (ISIS) has been a tale of one step forward, two steps back. Iraqi forces may have recaptured Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit, and Syrian Kurds may have rebuffed ISIS at Kobane, but the loss of Palmyra will resonate for several reasons. First, there’s the strategic angle. Palmyra sits at a key crossroads linking the Syrian capital, Damascus, to the east of the country. If ISIS controls Palmyra, it has effectively cut eastern Syria off from the capital. Imagine trying to drive from New York to Boston on I-95, for example, if terrorists controlled New Haven. Then there’s G.M. Inquiry Said toFind Criminal Wrongdoing New York Times, by DANIELLE IVORY, BEN PROTESS flyright- 5/23/2015 6:23:39 AM Justice Department investigators have identified criminal wrongdoing in General Motors’ failure to disclose a defect tied to at least 104 deaths, and are negotiating what is expected to be a record penalty, according to people briefed on the inquiry. A settlement could be reached as soon as this summer. The final number is still being negotiated, but it is expected to eclipse the $1.2 billion paid last year by Toyota for concealing unintended acceleration problems in its vehicles, said the people, who did not want to be identified because the negotiations weren’t complete. G.M.’s eagerness to resolve the investigation —
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Obama wins trade victory in the SenateIt seems the Senate went 1-1 on this fast-track legislation.The House will next give the deciding vote. Hillary Discussed Highly Sensitive Information, Now Classified“Secret,” on Her Private Email – as We Predicted …If Hillary had a private server as secretary of state, could shecertify that it was not hacked? Is the Obama Administration Readying More Concessionsto Russia?John Kerry, doing his best to be a worst secretary of statethat his predecessor, Hillary Rodham Clinton. The Goldberg FileIt's a long holiday weekend. If you find the time, enjoy the read.
No Progress Since the War onPoverty Began Half a Century Ago American Thinker, by Christopher Carson JoniTx- 5/23/2015 2:55:22 AM Eleven days ago, President Obama took the opportunity at Georgetown University to defend the government’s 50-year experiment in anti-poverty welfare programs. The president claimed: It is a mistake for us to suggest that somehow every effort we make has failed and we are powerless to address poverty. That’s just not true. First of all, just in absolute terms, the poverty rate, when you take into account tax and transfer programs, has been reduced about 40 percent since 1967. The president assumes that after spending $22 trillion (in inflation-adjusted dollars) on federal and state anti-poverty programs since the Great Society’s inception Obama Gift-Wraps Hard-WonRamadi To Islamic State Jihadists Investor´s Business Daily, by Michael Fumento - 5/23/2015 1:50:16 AM The Cemetery of the Americans." That´s what graffiti said in the western Iraq city of Ramadi when I first embedded there in 2006. Indeed, my two journalist predecessors in Camp Corregidor were both shot by snipers. Within weeks, the first SEAL to die in Iraq would be killed, another mortally wounded. My own public affairs officer was killed, and later the first SEAL to win the Medal of Honor in Iraq would die there. It was the hardest-fought battle of the war, but we won. That was then. This is now. Now President Obama has handed the city back to terrorists, gift-wrapped. The Marco Rubio Buys A Refrigerator - 5/23/2015 1:47:25 AM 2016: Much is being made of Marco Rubio´s tight personal finances, including his purchase of $3,000 home refrigerator. But all they´re doing is showing how ordinary the candidate is and how little he has to do with Congress´ "honest graft" culture. The harrumphing from the Washington Post couldn´t have been more Pecksniffian in a May 20 news story: "Does Rubio Have a Spending Problem?" The evidence? The 43-year-old senator borrowed $68,241 from his own 401(k) retirement account so he could fix the air conditioner in his Florida home, cover the $40,000 private-school tuition bill for his four kids and — the ultimate
Drugs Have the Edge in Venezuela Tal Cual [Caracas, Venezuela], by Editorial PageTurner- 5/23/2015 1:43:34 AM We don’t know whether Venezuela is a global cocaine hub, as stated by U.S.-based daily newspaper Wall Street Journal this week, but it is clear that a fair amount of drugs is transiting the national territory at present. As we wrote this editorial, we received the news that a plane that had departed from Venezuela crashed in the Colombian Caribbean after being chased by Air Force aircraft of that country. It used to be the other way round before. This is not the first time that drugs fly out of this country. Many still remember the case of an Air France First on CNBC Interview: HisMajesty King Abdullah II of Jordan CNBC, by Hadley Gamble PageTurner- 5/23/2015 12:58:30 AM Following is the transcript of an interview conducted with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan by Hadley Gamble, CNBC Middle East Correspondent. Taped on Sunday, 17 May 2015 at Basman Palace Jordan; airing on CNBC from Thursday 21 May. Hadley Gamble (HG): Your Majesty, thank you so much for joining CNBC. His Majesty King Abdullah II (HMKA): Not at all. HG: I want to kick off by talking about exciting times for Jordan. You have billions of dollars of opportunities for investment coming online now; and you are really trying to re-boot Jordan´s economy. What´s your plan to do that? HMKA: Well it´s ‘Chris Smith’ — Hillary Mixes UpSlain Ambassador’s Name In Email To Aides Daily Caller, by Chuck Ross PageTurner- 5/23/2015 12:56:40 AM Emails released Friday by the State Department show that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton mixed up the names of the Americans murdered at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012. Clinton sent an email with the subject line “Chris Smith” shortly before midnight to three top aides, Cheryl Mills, Jake Sullivan and Victoria Nuland. “Cheryl told me the Libyans confirmed his death. Should we announce tonight or wait until morning?” Clinton wrote. Four Americans were killed that night after a terrorist group affiliated with al Qaeda stormed the consulate. But none were named Chris Smith. Clinton likely jumbled the names Paul McCartney Buys LuxuryFifth Avenue Penthouse for $15.5 Million Latin American Herald Tribune [Miami FL], by Staff PageTurner- 5/23/2015 12:51:39 AM NEW YORK – British singer Paul McCartney and wife Nancy have purchased an apartment in New York for $15.5 million, the local press reported Friday. The property is a luxury penthouse on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue with stunning views of Central Park, the daily New York Post said. The ultra-exclusive duplex was owned up to now by heirs of real-estate magnate Manny Duell. The new home of former Beatles singer McCartney, 72, has 10 rooms and spectacular wraparound balconies of almost 75 sq. meters (more than 800 sq. feet) looking out on the park.
Is the Obama Administration ReadyingMore Concessions to Russia? National Review, by David Adesnik Dreadnought- 5/22/2015 11:37:57 PM John Kerry’s train-wreck diplomacy hasn’t grabbed as many headlines as Amtrak has the last couple of weeks, but it’s doing its fair share of damage. In little-noticed remarks during his pilgrimage to Putin’s summer retreat in Sochi last week, Kerry raised the prospect of rolling back sanctions on Russia if Putin respects the latest cease-fire in Ukraine. Yet doing so would not just ratify the Kremlin’s aggression, but would directly contradict the administration’s stated policy. Or has Kerry accidentally revealed that another set of concessions is underway even while Putin’s behavior remains as hostile as ever? A few days after
Dear Reader (including Josh Duggar, who foolishly got a job at the Family Research Council rather than as a party planner on Jeffrey Epstein’s plane),Bill Clinton is the greatest gaslighter in modern American politics. This is from the Wikipedia entry on “Gaslighting”: ociopaths frequently use gaslighting tactics. Sociopaths consistently transgress social mores, break laws, and exploit others, but typically, are also charming and convincing liars who consistently deny wrongdoing. Thus, some who have been victimized by sociopaths may doubt their perceptions. Some physically abusive spouses may gaslight their partners by