One of the first stories I came across this morning was the news that the New York Times is once again in financial turmoil. By 5PM today, thirty senior staffers must agree to voluntarily resign. If not, terminations will ensue. This is the fourth time this has happened to the Times in just five years. Yeah, that is a shame. It´s no coincidence, either, that this day of downsizing occurs just a few days after a NYT editor Andrew Rosenthal, not only slobbered all over Obama like teenage groupie, but publicly accused the GOP of racism for daring to
The long Election Day lines around Florida may have turned away more than 200,000 frustrated would-be voters who gave up and went home before they cast ballots — or else saw the lines and elected not to join them. Analyzing data compiled by the Orlando Sentinel, Ohio State University professor Theodore Allen estimated last week that at least 201,000 voters likely gave up in frustration on Nov. 6, based on research Allen has been doing on voter behavior. His preliminary conclusion was based on the Sentinel´s analysis of voter patterns and precinct-closing times in Florida´s 25 largest counties,
After President Obama’s second inaugural address, Van Jones, former Obama White House "green jobs" czar, praised the speech, calling it “Djobama Unchained” (after the controversial movie Django Unchained, about a freed slave taking revenge). On Wednesday night, during a lecture at Loyola University Chicago, I asked Jones what he meant. He explained that while President Obama is not a socialist, he is, in fact, a "communitarian." After a long recapping of the first four years of the Obama’s presidency, Jones elaborated: It’s very interesting to see him now, actually, free. Watching this man for four years,
Seoul - North Korea said on Thursday it would carry out further rocket launches and a nuclear test that would target the United States, dramatically stepping up its threats against a country it called its "sworn enemy". (Snip) North Korea is not believed to have the technology to deliver a nuclear warhead capable of hitting the continental United States, although its December launch showed it had the capacity to deliver a rocket that could travel 10,000 km (6,200 miles), potentially putting San Francisco in range, according to an intelligence assessment by South Korea. "We are not disguising the fact
Tripoli & London - European countries urged their nationals to leave the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Thursday, with Britain citing a "specific and imminent" threat to Westerners days after a deadly attack by Islamist militants in neighboring Algeria. Officials declined to give details, but Britain has warned of a growing militant threat in North Africa, which Prime Minister David Cameron has called a "magnet for jihadists". (Snip) He just said there are threats of attacks on foreign institutions run by foreigners and that schools and hospitals are on the list."
They are the most unlikely contestants in a verbal battle over conservation – a 14-year-old schoolgirl and arguably the world´s most powerful woman, Hillary Clinton. Bindi Irwin happens to be the daughter of the late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin and the teenager is now snapping at the heels of the U.S. Secretary of State after an essay she wrote for Mrs Clinton´s e-journal was savaged by the editors. Although it is unlikely that Mrs Clinton had a hand in drastically editing Bindi´s 1,000 word essay on conservation, the Australian teenager is furious about the re-worked presentation and has
Energy: With a clean bill of health from the Cornhusker State´s governor, only the president´s green base and the State Department´s shared belief in nonexistent climate change stands in the way of jobs and growth. As we noted earlier, Nebraska´s Department of Environmental Quality recently gave the revised Keystone XL pipeline route from the oil sands of Alberta, Canada, through that state a thumbs up. Not surprisingly, Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman has approved the revised Keystone XL pipeline proposal through his state, seemingly removing the last excuse for the Obama administration to delay the economy-boosting pipeline.
A massive boycott sparked by the NRA and other gun-rights groups outraged that the nation´s largest outdoors show banned the exhibition of assault weapons has caused the show´s organizers to abruptly cancel the week-long event in Harrisburg, Pa. The successful boycott was the biggest demonstration of support by the outdoors industry and outdoorsmen yet against gun control efforts being pushed in Washington and in several states. "Reed Exhibitions has decided to postpone, for now, the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show given the controversy surrounding its decision to limit the sale or display of modern sporting rifles
SACRAMENTO -In a strident and sweeping State of the State address, Gov. Jerry Brown declared Thursday morning that "California did the impossible," bouncing back from the precipice of fiscal collapse to emerge as an economic leader. With references to the Bible, the history of the California republic and Irish poet William Butler Yeats, Brown mapped out a vision for the state that includes big investment in its water and rail systems and schools free of regulations that he says inhibit flexibility and creativity. Brown also called a special session of the Legislature for implementation of President Obama´s healthcare law,
List of Firearms Prohibited by Name Rifles: All AK types, including the following: AK, AK47, AK47S, AK-74, AKM, AKS, ARM, MAK90, MISR, NHM90, NHM91, Rock River Arms LAR-47, SA85, SA93, Vector Arms AK- 47, VEPR, WASR-10, and WUM, IZHMASH Saiga AK, MAADI AK47 and ARM, Norinco 56S, 56S2, 84S, and 86S, Poly Technologies AK47 and AKS; All AR types, including the following: AR-10, AR-15, Armalite M15 22LR Carbine, Armalite M15-T, Barrett REC7, Beretta AR-70, Bushmaster ACR, Bushmaster Carbon 15, Bushmaster MOE series, Bushmaster XM15, Colt Match Target Rifles, DoubleStar AR rifles, DPMS Tactical Rifles, Heckler & Koch MR556, Olympic Arms, Remington R-15 rifles,
McDonald’s, one of the largest single buyers of fish in the country, said all of its Filet-O-Fish sandwiches and Fish McBites snacks will be made of Alaskan Pollack sustainably fished in the wild. And the company is willing to pay to prove it. The fast-food giant will pay annual fees and royalties to the Marine Stewardship Council for the right to slap the group’s so-called ecolabel on its product packaging in its 14,000 stores nationwide. Mega-retailers such as Wal-Mart, Whole Foods and Walgreens already carry products bearing the blue label.
The girl turned out to be fake, but the emotions Manti Te´o felt at the time of her supposed death were real, the Notre Dame linebacker said. Te´o spoke to ABC´s Katie Couric for his first on-camera interview since news broke last week that his supposed girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, did not exist. Segments of the conversation have been released in advance of the full interview, which will air Thursday on Couric´s daytime talk show. Te´o had spoken to reporters repeatedly about his supposed girlfriend and her battle with cancer, a story that captivated college football fans
The brief honeymoon between New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and President Obama appears to be over. The Republican lawmaker slammed Obama´s second inaugural address earlier this week, calling it excessively partisan. “Instead of trying to bring people together it was a manifesto for, ‘Hey, it’s my way or the highway,’ ” Christie said during a radio interview reported by PolitickerNJ. The governor added that he hoped Obama would make more of an attempt to unify the parties in his second term. “We’re going to see how he acts moving forward,” Christie said. The comments were some of the first critical
Bill and Hillary Clinton are house hunting in the Hamptons.The former president, 66, and wanna-be future president, 65, are looking for an oceanfront property where they can unwind and prepare for their next phase of life, sources tell the Post.On the heels of her recent health scare, Hillary Clinton — who had a blood clot in her head — is about to step down as Secretary of State and is potentially plotting a 2016 presidential run.The Clintons have been summering in the Hamptons and enjoy its unique mix of R&R and highly social scene, sources tell The Post.
After the slaughter of innocent young lives in Connecticut, the country was promised a national dialogue that would include some very “tough questions.” Sadly, what we´ve gotten instead is the same old political posturing about whether the country will impose new restrictions on the access to guns. In fact, the debate we are now having — versus the one we should be having — is not really a debate at all. And the reason it´s a phony debate is because limiting gun sales would do absolutely nothing to prevent the next lunatic from gaining access to one or more of Headline corrected by staff.
A lawsuit filed last week in Harris County claims the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People did not pay its bill at the downtown Houston Four Seasons Hotel for its 103rd Annual Convention in July. The hotel claims it is owed $99,500 for room, banquet and finance charges. The convention, most notably recognized by national media as the event where Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney drew loud boos for his health care reform views, was held July 11 at the George R. Brown Convention Center.
Retired Army Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin, the former head of the U.S. Special Forces Command, says infantry and other front-line units are no place for women, and it has nothing to do with their courage or capabilities: "The people making this decision are doing so as part of another social experiment, and they have never lived nor fought with an infantry or Special Forces unit," Boykin said in a statement released by the conservative Family Research Council, for whom he now works. "These units have the mission of closing with and destroying the enemy, sometimes
PRINCETON, NJ -- During his fourth year in office, an average of 86% of Democrats and 10% of Republicans approved of the job Barack Obama did as president. That 76-percentage-point gap ties George W. Bush´s fourth year as the most polarized years in Gallup records. The list of most polarized years makes it clear that Obama´s highly polarized ratings may be as much a reflection of the era in which he is governing as on Obama himself. The last nine presidential years -- the final five for Bush and Obama´s
The View ladies — minus conservative Elisabeth Hasselbeck — were clearly pleased with Hillary Clinton‘s performance during Wednesday’s congressional Benghazi hearings.The ***** is back!” exclaimed Whoopi Goldberg, echoing the glowing sentiments of a few of her co-hosts and an audience that wildly applauded after viewing footage of Clinton’s heated exchange with Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI). “Amen!” shouted guest host Stacy London. “Now I think I might vote for that woman if she ran for president,” said Sherri Shepherd. Hasselbeck, however, took a critical tone, expressing her dissatisfaction with Clinton’s testimony:
Secretary of State-nominee John Kerry said “economic patriotism” should be a priority in making the United States economically strong in the world. “My plea is that we can summon across party lines, without partisan diversions, an economic patriotism which recognizes that American strength and prospects abroad, depend on American strength and results at home,” Kerry, a Massachusetts senator, said during his confirmation hearing Thursday. “It’s hard to tell the leadership of a number of countries that they have to deal with the IMF, balance their budget,
The New York Post is well-known for its classy, highbrow take on the news. And today’s front cover, exploring the nature of Hillary Clinton‘s contentious Benghazi testimony, only furthers that reputation. The Thursday, January 24, 2013 cover of the Post shows Clinton using her hands to express her feelings during the middle of a heated exchange with Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI). The wholly uncontroversial caption “Hillary explodes with rage at Benghazi hearing” sits beneath the main headline: “NO WONDER BILL’S AFRAID.”
Yesterday, Hillary Rodham Clinton provided unsworn testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee to answer questions about the 9/11 attack in Benghazi and the murders of four Americans. Conducted as fact-finding hearings, many Americans were hopeful that the officials they elected to represent them were finally going to get to the bottom of a deadly event that has been mired in deception since the minute it began to unfold. Instead, Americans were sorely shortchanged by a combination of inept questioning and lengthy monologues of professional praise, the latter which served as an effective tactic
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) laid out the conditions of her proposed assault weapons ban Thursday, saying it would prohibit 158 specifically named military-style firearms. “The purpose is to dry up the supply of these weapons over time,” Feinstein said. “Therefore, there is no sunset on this bill.” Feinstein said the bill prohibits the sale, transfer, manufacture and importation of assault weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices that can accept more than ten rounds, but said it would not affect hunting or sporting firearms. “Instead, the bill protects hunters and sportsmen by protecting 2,200 specifically-named weapons used for
Senator Dianne Feinstein announced an assault weapons ban today on Capitol Hill, saying, "The purpose is to dry up the supply of these weapons over time": “The purpose is to dry up the supply of these weapons over time,” Feinstein revealed, according to the Washington Free Beacon. “Therefore, there is no sunset on this bill.” The California senator said she´s identified over 150 gun models that she aims to ban, including "assault weapons," handguns, and shotguns.
The Lede followed Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s testimony Wednesday before the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Senate Foreign Relations Committee about the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on the American Consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. (Snip) Soon after Mrs. Clinton used the phrase – “what difference, at this point, does it make” — in response to a question from the Republican Senator Ron Johnson about why the administration had inaccurately claimed a protest over an anti-Islamic video led up to
The Very Rev. Gary Hall, dean of the National Cathedral in Washington, said Thursday morning that "people of faith" should come together to fight for gun control against the "gun lobby." In his opening remarks at a press conference on gun control organized by California Democrat Dianne Feinstein, Hall spoke about the influence of the so-called gun lobby in Washington. "Now, everyone in this city seems to live in terror of the gun lobby," Hall said. "But I believe the gun lobby is no match for the cross lobby." Watch the video below: