In the film of Paint Your Wagon, Clint Eastwood sang: I talk to the trees But they don’t listen to me… Neither do the media left. They were all agreed that Clint’s empty chair routine was a bust. A month later, Obama shows up for the first debate as the empty chair. So, in that apparently disastrous and embarrassing appearance at the GOP, did Clint have anything to say about Joe Biden? Why, yes, he did: Just kind of a grin with a body behind it. And what does Biden show up as?
It was not until after I arrived in New York on Friday night by way of bus that I learned the Yankees had beat the Orioles 3-1 in Game 5 of the ALDS to advance to the ALCS against the Detroit Tigers. The ALCS commences tomorrow night here in NYC. I would have much preferred to see the O's & the A's. After all, the Tigers and Yankees have faced each other in the ALDS in 2006 and 2011. Since 1995, the Yankees have been in the post-season every year (save for 2008).
A hit documentary film challenging President Obama will be screened in tax-exempt churches, whether the IRS likes it or not. 2016: Obama’s America, which takes a critical look at the president and includes an interview with his half brother in Africa, has already grossed a strong $33.5 million at the box office. Now those behind 2016 are creating a new distribution window, if you will: Licensing the movie to churches at the tail end of its theatrical run and before it hits DVD or VOD.
MUMBAI: Five-year-old Jordan Pinto, a Class I student of St Stanislaus School in Bandra, is practicing a unique musical tribute to Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal scribe who was beheaded by the Taliban in Pakistan. Jordan is the youngest singer from Mumbai to join a memorial that is taking place worldwide throughout Pearl's birth month of October.
It sure looks like Vice President Joe Bidenput the blame on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, his potential 2016 rival, for the security failings Benghazi. “We weren’t told they wanted more security,” Biden declared. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney backed Biden up, saying it’s a State Department (i.e. Hillary) issue. Will Hillary now retaliate and protect herself by leaking word that the White House did too know? Will her husband continue to tour the country trying to pull Obama’s bacon out of the fire (as he did at the convention) even as Obama points a finger at his
The leader of al-Qaida has called for holy war against the United States and Israel over an anti-Islamic video which triggered mayhem in the Muslim world. Ayman al-Zawahiri praised as demonstrators who breached the US embassy in Cairo and the attackers who stormed the US consulate in Benghazi last month in violence linked to the film as "honest and zealous". The Benghazi attack on 11 September, in which the US ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, and three others were killed, is now believed to have been carried out by al-Qaida-linked militants.
Hello, I’m Markwayne Mullin. I was born and raised here in eastern Oklahoma. I met and married, Christie, my high school sweetheart here. I run a small business. And I’m the Republican candidate for U.S. Representative here. ‘Representative’ is a title I take very seriously. A lot of people call them ‘congressmen,’ but I don’t want to be a man of the Congress. I’m asking to go to Washington to represent the values and priorities of my neighbors. And right now, after nearly four years of broken promises and failed policies, their top priority is jobs.
ST. PETERSBURG -- There are two million Hispanic voters in Florida. It's a constituency that has the power to shift a tight election, so both political parties have tried to sway the Hispanic vote their way. President Barack Obama has held a comfortable lead with Hispanics. But now there has been a significant shift in the polls. An exclusive Tampa Bay Times/Bay News 9 statewide poll shows many Hispanic voters dropping their support for Obama. Last month, 52 percent of Hispanic voters polled said they would vote for the president. That has now dropped to 44 percent.
State officials in Illinois have revealed that they paid over 1,100 inmates more than $2 million in unemployment benefits while they are in jail. According to the Associated Press, the Illinois Department of Employment Security said one inmate in the Cook County jail in Chicago was able to collect nearly $43,000 in unemployment benefits, however most of the inmates were paid less than that. While the fraud happened in county jails all around the state, the majority of the fraud occurred in Chicago’s Cook County jail system where nearly 296 inmates appear to have collected over $722,000 in benefits.
Advanced Micro Devices is prepping for layoffs that could impact a significant percentage of its staff, CNET has learned. The company, which makes processors for PCs and servers, could let go 20 percent to 30 percent of its employees within coming weeks, according to people familiar with the matter, though they added that the number of affected workers might also be lower. AMD may announce the move -- its second big staff cut in the past year -- as soon as next week. It reports quarterly earnings Thursday. AMD had 11,737 employees as of the end of the second quarter
If demographics is destiny, the Republican Party has a rendezvous with irrelevance — unless its policies change. This is the message some Republican leaders have been sending in the closing weeks of the presidential campaign. “The demographics race we’re losing badly,” Senator Lindsey Graham recently told the Washington Post with characteristic bluntness. “We’re not generating enough angry white guys to stay in business for the long term.” The numbers tell the tale. Minorities have accounted for 85 percent of the country’s population growth over the past decade, according to the US Census Bureau. A record 24 million Hispanics
Rocker Bruce Springsteen once said he wouldn't perform during the 2012 presidential campaign. The Boss has changed his mind. President Obama's campaign said today that Springsteen will appear along with ex-President Bill Clinton a pro-Obama rally Thursday in Parma, Ohio. "Bruce Springsteen's values echo what the President and Vice President (Biden) stand for: hard work, fairness, integrity," said Jim Messina, Obama for America's campaign manager. "His appearances will help with our get out the vote effort in these critical swing states and we are thrilled with his ongoing support."
London: Hillary Clinton, who has been at the center of committing fashion faux pas for the past year, may have finally traded in her signature hair accessory. Speaking with Italian Foreign Minister, Giulio Terzi Di Santagata, the 64-year-old US Secretary of State upgraded her favorite style with a black and metallic bejewelled hair tie. She has also recently been spotted in pearl-decorated hair ties; along with her increasing penchant for statement pearl necklaces, the Daily Mail reported. According to one of Clinton's top aides, it has been a general feeling that her scrunchies should be replaced
When terrorists attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11 of this year and killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, there were no U.S. Marines deployed in Libya to defend U.S. diplomats, diplomatic facilities and classified information and equipment.However, says the State Department, a Marine Security Detachment was deployed on that day to carry out those duties at the U.S. Embassy in Bridgetown, Barbados.
Joe Biden's unbounded id is the talk of the nation after Thursday's debate. But the Veep is also the elder Democratic statesman on international affairs, and in between his snickers, guffaws and "malarkey," he shed newsworthy light on Obama Administration foreign policy. Let's roll the tape. On Iran, Mr. Biden broke new ground, though most of the media missed it. To a question about the Administration's willingness to stop the Tehran regime from going nuclear,
The more we go through Vice President Biden’s remarks on foreign policy during his debate with Congressman Ryan, the more it looks to us like Prime Minister Netanyahu knows just what he is doing when he warns of the need for the Obama administration to set red-lines on Iran. This came into focus for us when we were watching one of the podcasts by the Wall Street Journal’s foreign affairs columnist, Bret Stephens, and then read the Journal’s devastating editorial this evening, “Biden’s Intelligence.”
The entire reason that this has become the political topic it is is because of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan." (Snip)The U.S. is the first nation in history whose democracy has evolved to the point where its leader is provided with a wide-body, trans-Atlantic jet in order to campaign on the vital issue of public funding for sock puppets. Sure, Caligula put his horse in the Senate, but it was a real horse.
Prince Harry is operating like a ‘World War Two Spitfire pilot’ after being scrambled to save the lives of British soldiers in Afghanistan. The Royal has had ‘multiple engagements’ with the Taliban as he flies his fearsome Apache attack helicopter on emergency rescue missions on the battlefield. The 28-year-old, who is known as Captain Wales in the Army, provides covering fire to lightly-armed Chinook helicopters as they land to evacuate wounded troops.[Snip] A military source said: ‘Think World War Two Spitfire pilot and the Battle of Britain. 'He can be sat in a deckchair for hours then scrambled immediately.
Mine was not one of the “thankful parishes” that the Prime Minister made reference to when he launched his Great War Remembrance this week. I can see our war memorial from my sitting-room window, and there are 21 names on it for 1914-1919. (And only five from the 1939 war.) It is a really pleasing memorial. A block of granite, waist-high to me, with a tall Cross of Lorraine above. The names of the dead are in beautiful bronze letters. Arthur Mee apparently coined the phrase “thankful villages” for the handful of places across the country where there were
The studios and filmmakers behind Zero Dark Thirty and Lincoln are avoiding the appearance of trying to influence the U.S. presidential election by holding their movies' release dates until after Nov. 6.Another film, though, is making no bones about its attempt to sway voters. Atlas Shrugged: Part II, which opened Friday, not only wants to encourage moviegoers to vote against President Barack Obama, it’s boasting of its motives in its ad campaign. “Ayn Rand’s best-selling novel is now a major motion picture event. Will it influence the election?” a TV and radio commercial has been asking.
Conservative author Ann Coulter made minced meat out of Bill Maher Friday. As HBO's Real Time host spewed Democrat talking point after Democrat talking point, Coulter told him, "You're watching MSNBC, and I would not trust them to give you the truth" (video follows with transcript and absolutely no need for additional commentary): BILL MAHER, HOST: Now that Mitt has moved so far to the middle. ANN COULTER: He has not. MAHER: What? COULTER: He has not.
WASHINGTON — Lost amid the election-year wrangling over the militants’ attack on the United States Mission in Benghazi, Libya, is a complex back story involving growing regional resentment against heavily armed American private security contractors, increased demands on State Department resources and mounting frustration among diplomats over ever-tighter protections that they say make it more difficult to do their jobs. The Benghazi attacks, in which the United States ambassador and three other Americans were killed, comes at the end of a 10-year period in which the State Department — sending its employees into a lengthening list of war zones
The public school teacher who bullied a student wearing a pro-Romney t-shirt is being investigated, according to a spokesperson for the school district. “We are in the midst of our process, the due process, of investigating,” said Fernando Gallard, chief of communications for the School District of Philadelphia, in an interview with The Daily Caller News Foundation. “We expect the process to be done within a couple of weeks or so.” Samantha Pawlucy, a 16-year-old student at Charles Carroll High School in Philadelphia, was ridiculed in front of her geometry class by teacher Lynette Gaymon
WASHINGTON- Twelve years after leaving the White House, Bill Clinton is campaigning as if he's in the political race of his life. In some ways, he is. Clinton is endorsing President Barack Obama and Democrats in tight races for the House and Senate. But he's also burnishing a legacy as the party's elder statesman, rock star, global humanitarian and husband of Hillary Rodham Clinton, a once-and-perhaps-future presidential candidate herself. (Snip)"So you're stuck with me," Clinton told the crowd. Obama and other Democrats - maybe even Clinton himself - wouldn't have it any other way.
A compass pointing the way to Mecca is embedded in a new MasterCard aimed at Muslims. Gulf state-owned bank Al Hillal in the United Arab Emirates has rolled out the new bank card which complies with Islamic laws banning charging interest on loans in a bid to appeal to the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims. Islamic law or Shariah forbids ‘riba’, the charging of interest on loans, because it enables the rich to exploit the poor, creates social and economic tension and encourages risk, according to scholars.MasterCard spokesman James Issokson said, according to NBCNEWS.com: ‘We continue to see
Priorities: While our consulate in Benghazi was guarded by unarmed Libyan contractors making $4 an hour, our embassy in Vienna received an expensive charging station for its new electric cars to help fight climate change. Even MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell says Vice President Joe Biden lied during Thursday's debate when he said twice that no one in the Obama administration knew that requests for extra security had been made by our Libyan ambassador, Christopher Stevens, and other members of our consulate in Benghazi. The State Department knew "in real time," as Mitchell put it in her post-debate analysis