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JUST IN: Journalism icon and former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93
Benjamin C. Bradlee, who presided over The Washington Post newsroom for 26 years and guided The Post’s transformation into one of the world’s leading newspapers, died Oct. 21 at his home in Washington of natural causes.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


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Nelson Bunker Hunt, second son of
legendary wildcatter H.L. Hunt, dies
Dallas Morning News (TX), by Joe Simnacher    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/22/2014 5:38:25 AM     Post Reply
Nelson Bunker Hunt, the wildcatter who surpassed the legacy of his father, H.L. Hunt, died Tuesday of congestive heart failure at a Dallas assisted living center. He was 88. Hunt outdid his father in creating and losing fortunes through titanic plays in oil, silver, soybeans, sugar beets, cattle and thoroughbred horses, his passion. “He was very smart, and he was willing to take a risk, because he could see the prospects of what it might make,” said his sister Caroline Rose Hunt. “I was fortunate enough to be invited by him to the Kentucky Derby and other big races. That

What if Hillary Doesn’t Run?
New York Observer, by Lincoln Mitchell    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/22/2014 5:34:42 AM     Post Reply
For the last several years, virtually all have assumed that Hillary Clinton will run for President in 2016. Ms. Clinton and her supporters have done little to dissuade people from this notion. In fact, they have done the opposite. Organizations have been created, a standard political memoir was written and the potential candidate herself has remained highly visible both in the media and in person. Nonetheless, there is an aspect of Ms. Clinton’s failure to commit with certainty to the campaign that makes the 1980s Mario Cuomo look positively decisive. Despite not being an official candidate, Ms. Clinton has all but

Leader of Mexico´s Gulf cartel
arrested in Texas, U.S. officials say
Los Angeles Times, by Richard A. Serrano    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 10/22/2014 5:32:39 AM     Post Reply
The top leader of Mexico´s notorious Gulf cartel has been arrested while shopping in south Texas, U.S. officials said Tuesday. Juan Francisco Saenz-Tamez, 23, of Camargo, in Tamaulipas state, was indicted by a U.S. grand jury in September 2013 on charges of drug trafficking stretching from Texas and Florida to Washington, D.C., and the Eastern Seaboard. Saenz-Tamez, who officials say rose through the ranks to lead the violent cartel, was captured Oct. 9 by federal agents while shopping in Edinburg, Texas. He is charged with conspiracy in the shipping of thousands of pounds of cocaine and marijuana across the U.S.-Mexico



Hannibal Buress Says Bill Cosby Is a Rapist:
A History of Sexual Assault Allegations
Daily Beast, by Amy Zimmerman    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 10/22/2014 5:24:34 AM     Post Reply
‘I don’t know what I’m doing by telling you. I guess I want to just at least make it weird for you to watch Cosby Show reruns,’ said Hannibal Buress. In a stand-up set in Philadelphia last Thursday, Hannibal Buress went straight for Bill Cosby´s jugular, calling out the jocular icon on his myriad alleged sexual assaults. "It’s even worse because Bill Cosby has the f—ing smuggest old black man public persona that I hate,” Buress ranted. “He gets on TV, ‘Pull your pants up black people, I was on TV in the ‘80s. I can talk down to you because I

Infected by Politics
City Journal, by Heather MacDonald    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/22/2014 5:19:51 AM     Post Reply
The public-health establishment has unanimously opposed a travel and visa moratorium from Ebola-plagued West African countries to protect the U.S. population. To evaluate whether this opposition rests on purely scientific grounds, it helps to understand the political character of the public-health field. For the last several decades, the profession has been awash in social-justice ideology. Many of its members view racism, sexism, and economic inequality, rather than individual behavior, as the primary drivers of differential health outcomes in the U.S. According to mainstream public-health thinking, publicizing the behavioral choices behind bad health—promiscuous sex, drug use, overeating, or lack of exercise—blames

Affairs of the Hart
Washington Examiner [DC], by Noemie Emery    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/22/2014 5:14:45 AM     Post Reply
Human nature is stranger than anything. It was never more so than with Gary Hart, the Kansas boy from the ultra-strict Nazarene background who went Hollywood in 1972 in the presidential campaign of George S. McGovern. Hart´s own campaign for president, based on his claim to distilled ideas and pure public conduct, collapsed 15 years later when he posed near the pleasure boat Monkey Business with blonde Donna Rice on his lap. As a pure human puzzle he ranks with the greats, and Matt Bai’s new book — All The Truth Is Out — is one of the better ones

´New´ CDC Ebola Strategy
Still Too Dangerous
American Spectator, by Betsy McCaughey    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/22/2014 5:11:13 AM     Post Reply
Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced its new Ebola strategy. It includes more training and more protective gear for hospital staff. The CDC is also encouraging states to designate certain hospitals for Ebola preparation. For example, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is designating eight Ebola “supercenters.” The CDC is presuming that a few days is enough to make a hospital Ebola ready. That’s a gamble. Texas Health Presbyterian, a highly regarded 900-bed hospital, couldn’t handle Ebola. The CDC is betting on other hospitals to fare better. A safer strategy would be to expand capacity at the nation’s



Whither Wendy Davis?
National Review Online, by Ian Tuttle    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/22/2014 5:07:11 AM     Post Reply
If you happen to be in Texas on November 5, the day after voters head to the ballot box, fear not. That Lonestar State–sized whooshing noise you hear will be the sound of Wendy Davis’s gubernatorial campaign disappearing down the memory hole. Last week, Wendy Davis, three-term state senator from the Fort Worth area, famous for a failed filibuster against an abortion restriction already on the books in a dozen other states, was polling at 32 percent. That was before she released an ad questioning her opponent’s commitment to the legality of interracial marriage — her opponent, Republican Greg Abbott, whose

Report: Autopsy analysis shows Michael
Brown may have gone for Darren Wilson’s gun
Washington Post, by Justin Moyer    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/22/2014 5:01:06 AM     Post Reply
In protests held in Ferguson, Mo., for more than two months, some claimed that Michael Brown had his hands up when he was killed by police officer Darren Wilson. Hence the clarion call: “Hands up, don’t shoot.” But according to a St. Louis Post-Dispatch analysis of Brown’s official county autopsy, Brown may not have had his hands up after all. Experts quoted by the paper who examined the report say Brown was shot at close range — and may have been been reaching for Wilson’s weapon. The autopsy found material “consistent with products that are discharged from the barrel of

Rwanda imposes conditions on travellers
from AMERICA to keep Ebola out
Daily Mail [UK], by Steve Hopkins    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/22/2014 4:49:56 AM     Post Reply
Rwanda is requiring all visitors from the U.S. and Spain to self-monitor, fill out an extensive questionnaire and report their medical condition for the first 21 days over Ebola fears. The order by the Rwanda government was posted on the website of the U.S. Embassy in Rwanda yesterday. It said the Rwandan Ministry of Health had introduced new Ebola Virus Disease screening requirements which required anyone who had been in the two countries during the last 22 days to report their medical condition by phone--regardless of whether they are experiencing symptoms--for the duration of their visit, or for the first

If Hillary Had a Daughter She
Would Look Like Monica Lewinsky
PJ Media, by Paula Bolyard    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/22/2014 4:47:42 AM     Post Reply
Monica Lewinsky spoke recently to young entrepreneurs and achievers at Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Summit in Philadelphia about her sex scandal with the President of the United States and about how her life was forever altered by the experience. (Snip)All of this left Hillary Clinton — the supposedly great defender and protector of all women everywhere forever and ever Amen– in a terribly awkward position. She knew her husband was a serial philanderer. Six months earlier Kathleen Willey had accused Bill Clinton of sexual assault and there was also the 12-year affair with Gennifer Flowers and another with Paula Jones


Corbett in Phila. signs ´Mumia bill´
Philadelphia Inquirer [PA], by Joe Dolinsky    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/22/2014 4:44:47 AM     Post Reply
Just a few feet from the site where Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner was gunned down by Mumia Abu-Jamal in 1981, Gov. Corbett on Tuesday signed into law a bill that would aim to stop former offenders from causing victims mental anguish. With Faulkner´s widow, Maureen, at his side Corbett said the law was not just about one particular killer. Instead, he gave his rationale for signing what is called the Revictimization Relief Act. "Over the years we´ve heard much about the constitutional rights of prison inmates, when the focus should be on victims," Corbett said. Corbett said a victim´s right to seek redress

ACLU not happy with Houston
Mayor Annise Parker
Legal Insurrection, by Kimberlee Kaye    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/22/2014 4:40:14 AM     Post Reply
Houston Mayor Annise Parker made national headlines last week when it was revealed she subpoenaed the sermons of local pastors. Following a brutal battle over a city ordinance which many believed was an egregious encroachment of local government into the territory of religious freedom, Parker, Houston’s first openly gay mayor, subpoenaed the full text of sermons mentioning her name or anything having to do with homosexuality. Right leaning citizens weren’t the only ones to shirk from Parker’s drastic and seemingly vindictive actions. The ACLU and other liberal leaning organizations expressed grave concern with Parker’s unprecedented overreach. The ACLU said in a statement, ““While

White House to red-state Democrats:
Don’t blame Precious if you lose
Hot Air, by Allahpundit    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/22/2014 4:36:54 AM     Post Reply
I had a nice laugh imagining the reaction among Landrieu, Pryor, and Hagan staffers watching Josh Earnest deliver these remarks today after last night’s rhetorical groin-punch. The GOP’s spent six months warning red-staters that a vote for Democrat X is a vote for Obama. That’s basically true, The One helpfully conceded yesterday. Now here’s Earnest telling Democrat X that if that albatross around his or her neck feels heavy, hey — maybe they should have run a better campaign, bro. “The success of many of these Democratic candidates will depend on their own success in motivating voters that strongly supported the president

A ‘Dark Winter’ of Ebola terrorism?
Washington Post, by Marc Thiessen    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/22/2014 4:32:18 AM     Post Reply
The world is experiencing virulent outbreaks of Ebola and Islamist radicalism. What if the two threats converge into one? In June 2001 — a few months before the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks — a group of leading Democratic national security experts gathered at Andrews Air Force Base to carry out a national security exercise called Dark Winter. Hosted by the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense and the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Dark Winter simulated a biological attack on the United States in which terrorists release smallpox virus in three shopping malls in Oklahoma City, Philadelphia and Atlanta. In the



Michelle Obama Rallies
Voters in Minnesota
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/22/2014 4:30:42 AM     Post Reply
(Video) MINNEAPOLIS - First lady Michelle Obama is calling on the young and minority voters who powered her husband´s rise to president to help re-elect Democrats in Minnesota. Mrs. Obama headlined a get-out-the-vote rally for Sen. Al Franken and Gov. Mark Dayton in a north Minneapolis high school Tuesday afternoon. She spoke to a crowd of more than 2,000. The first lady says the GOP is counting on low turnout among African-Americans and college students to win back control of the Senate and take governor´s offices across the country. Mrs. Obama stumped earlier Tuesday for Iowa Senate hopeful Bruce Braley,

Al Sharpton, GOP operative
New York Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 10/22/2014 4:28:25 AM     Post Reply
Maybe we have to reconsider Al Sharpton. By the evidence, he’s now working on behalf of Republicans trying to take control of the Senate away from Democrats. And he just got President Obama to help. In an interview for his radio show, the Rev. Al said he spoke to Obama “about those Democratic politicians who haven’t embraced him on the campaign trail.” He’s referring to the growing number of Democratic candidates who won’t say whether they voted for Obama. Obama answered Sharpton with a gift to the GOP. In some states, he conceded, Republicans are indeed trying hard to tie their Democratic opponents

Bristol Palin’s expletive-
filled brawl audio released
New York Post, by Lindsey Kupfer    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 10/22/2014 4:26:14 AM     Post Reply
Bristol Palin‘s side of the story has officially been released. TMZ obtained the expletive-filled audio from the Sept. 6 party that turned into a brawl involving the Palin family. “My little sister comes over to me and says, ‘Some old lady just f—ing pushed me. She just hit me.’ Oh f—ing hell no, no one is going to touch my sister,” Bristol, 23, tearfully told cops during the taped interview. She then recounted to the cop how the fight began. “So we were in the limo … I walked back up,” she said. She then asked someone, “Did you push my sister?” “Some guy gets

Ben Bradlee, legendary Washington
Post editor, dies at 93
Washington Post, by Robert G. Kaiser    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/22/2014 4:25:12 AM     Post Reply
Benjamin C. Bradlee, who presided over The Washington Post newsroom for 26 years and guided The Post’s transformation into one of the world’s leading newspapers, died Oct. 21 at his home in Washington of natural causes. He was 93. From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in 1965, Mr. Bradlee sought to create an important newspaper that would go far beyond the traditional model of a metropolitan daily. He achieved that goal by combining compelling news stories based on aggressive reporting with engaging feature pieces of a kind previously associated with the best magazines. His charm and gift

Detroit officials bristle at UN visit,
scolding over water shut-offs
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 10/22/2014 4:22:15 AM     Post Reply
Detroit officials are fuming after two visiting United Nations lawyers scolded the city for cutting off water to delinquent customers and described the shut-offs as a “human rights” violation. The response follows a three-day visit to Detroit -- which desperately is trying to bail itself out of bankruptcy -- from two representatives with the U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. “It is contrary to human rights to disconnect water from people who simply do not have the means to pay their bills,” Catarina de Albuquerque, one of the two representatives, said Monday at the conclusion of their visit. “I heard


Scott Brown Nails Shaheen on
Immigration: ´I Want to Fight for
Jobs for New Hampshire´ over
Jobs for Illegal Alien
Breitbart Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/22/2014 4:22:04 AM     Post Reply
CONCORD, New Hampshire — Former Sen. Scott Brown opened up the economic battlefield on immigration here Tuesday night with a little help from NBC’s Meet The Press host Chuck Todd. “When you’re looking at that bill, what it also does is it immediately gives an opportunity for the president to authorize upwards of 11 million people to get jobs,” Brown said when talking about the Senate-passed “Gang of Eight” immigration bill. “I want to fight for jobs for New Hampshire. Here’s another thing about immigration. I voted to secure the border on two occasions. I voted to send troops to

$10G to watch grass grow: Coburn report
details worst examples of gov´t waste
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 10/22/2014 4:19:36 AM     Post Reply
As American taxpayers worried about the terror threat from the Islamic State, the crisis at the border and the economy, the U.S. government spent their money to give rabbits massages, to teach sea monkeys to synchronize swim and to literally watch grass grow. These and other examples of wasteful government spending were detailed by Republican Sen. Tom Coburn in his annual “Wastebook,” his final edition since he is retiring early next year. “I have learned from these experiences that Washington will never change itself,” Coburn, R-Okla., said in a statement. “But even if the politicians won’t stop stupid spending, taxpayers

Political TV Ad Claims Obama
Is Bad for African Americans
ABC News, by Jordyn Phelps & Chris Good    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 10/22/2014 4:15:07 AM     Post Reply
While President Obama has returned to the campaign trail to court the black vote ahead of the midterm elections, race has arisen as an issue in two key Senate races, albeit for very different reasons. A new television ad airing in Louisiana makes the case that the nation’s first black president has been bad for the black community. The ad comes from a group called “Progressives for Immigration Reform” and uses images of Hurricane Katrina devastation and blacks standing in unemployment lines to argue that “our own president” wants to allow in millions of illegal immigrant workers to “take jobs

Ebola Airport Checks Expand:
Nurses Get Training
Associated Press, by Connie Cass & Alicia A. Caldwell    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 10/22/2014 4:10:27 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON -- The federal government is closing a gap in Ebola screening at airports while states from New York to Texas to California work to get hospitals and nurses ready in case another patient turns up somewhere in the U.S. with the deadly disease. Under the rule going into effect Wednesday, air travelers from the West African nations of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea must enter the United States through one of five airports doing special screenings and fever checks for Ebola. A handful of people had been arriving at other airports and missing the checks. A total of 562

Passenger taken by ambulance from Newark
Airport to be evaluated for Ebola as child
who vomited mid-flight is stopped at
Chicago O´Hare and quarantined
Daily Mail [UK], by Josh Gardner    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/22/2014 2:48:15 AM     Post Reply
Ebola fears struck in Newark and Chicago Tuesday as passengers arriving from West Africa failed screenings at both city´s airports. A passenger who arrived to Newark international airport via Brussels was taken away in an ambulance to be evaluated for the virus. That passenger, who arrived on United flight 998. was taken to University Hospital as per new guidelines, the CDC said. ´During the enhanced screening process for individuals arriving to the United States from Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, an individual was identified as reporting symptoms or having a potential exposure to Ebola,´ said the agency.

Secret Service agents who were supposed
to be guarding White House were sent
to their boss´s house to deal with
his ´troublesome´ NEIGHBOR
Daily Mail [UK], by Associated Press & Mail Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/22/2014 2:42:38 AM     Post Reply
More bad news for the Secret Service today as a government investigation has found more conduct they deem ´problematic.´ Operation Moonlight, which happened three years ago, had agents removed from their posts in Washington D.C. and heading almost an hour outside the city to settle a dispute between an agency employee and her neighbor. On at least two of these occasions, President Obama was in residence. The agents sent out were part of the Prowler unit, tasked with responding to suspicious people and situations in and around the White House and national capital area. The report by the Homeland Security Department´s inspector

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