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Muslim garb gets Houston
student singled out at festival
Houston Chronicle, by Robert Stanton    Original Article
Posted By: SkyTexas- 4/23/2013 7:31:37 PM     Post Reply
When a fire alarm went off Saturday at Westchase Marriott, disrupting a "master class" being held by Houston WorldFest, the organization´s founder and chief executive officer, Hunter Todd, decided to do some police work of his own. After the 200 or so attendees filed back into the meeting room when the hotel gave an all clear, Todd approached a woman sitting in the front of the room who was wearing a full burqa and asked to search her backpack. The event was part of WorldFest Houston´s 46th Annual International Film Festival.

Wisconsin man charged after
severed head of St. Paul
man is found in car trunk
Associated Press, by DINESH RAMDE    Original Article
Posted By: voxpopuli- 4/23/2013 6:35:12 PM     Post Reply
Authorities found a Minnesota man´s severed head in the trunk of a car and other body parts in the basement of a Milwaukee home, according to a criminal complaint charging a central Wisconsin man with first-degree intentional homicide. A judge ordered Kou Thao, 26, held on a $1 million cash bond during an initial appearance Monday. The Wausau man is scheduled for a preliminary hearing May 1. The investigation began April 17 when police were called to a Wausau home. The suspect´s brother-in-law, Yeh Lor, told officers Thao came to the house with Tong Pao Hang

Politico Ignores Dzhokhar´s Pro-Obama
Tweets, Reports No Obvious ´Political
Outlook´ of Tsarnaevs
Newsbusters, by Tim Graham    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/23/2013 6:29:28 PM     Post Reply
On Friday, Matt Sheffield and Bob Owens and other conservative bloggers spread the news that Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sent pro-Obama tweets out on Election Night, retweeting one that said "Barack you my dawg" and hailing how “america is impervious to the f--kery #justforthisoneday.” Speaking of impervious, Politico reporter Josh Gerstein reported on Monday that "The Boston Marathon bombing suspects’ geopolitical leanings are still largely a mystery, and so is their American political outlook, after a review of records in this city where they lived for the last several years."

  


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Obama´s Budget Would Lead to the
Highest Federal Tax Rate in 4 Decades
Atlantic Magazine, by Derek Thompson    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/23/2013 6:25:21 PM     Post Reply
The Tax Policy Center has a new estimate of tax rates under President Obama´s budget in the next ten years. What won´t surprise you is that taxes are going up -- way, way up -- on the richest percentile. What might surprise you is that taxes are also going up on just about everybody else, too, despite the president´s campaign promise to not raise taxes on families making less than $200,000. Politico and other publications are making a lot of hay about these higher middle-class taxes, which mostly come from cigarette taxes and a new inflation measure called chained-CPI.

Thirteen correctional officers
indicted in Maryland
Washington Post, by Ann E. Marimow*    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/23/2013 6:22:51 PM     Post Reply
More than a dozen Maryland state correctional officers were accused Tuesday of helping a powerful prison gang run a drug-trafficking and money-laundering operation from behind bars. Thirteen female prison guards were charged by the Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office in an indictment unsealed Tuesday in federal court. They allegedly smuggled into the prison cell phones, prescription pills and other contraband uncovered during a year-long corruption investigation of state detention facilities. “The inmates literally took over ‘the asylum,’ and the detention centers became safe havens for BGF,”

UN´s Falk ties Boston bombs
to Obama´s Israel trip
Jerusalem Post, by Lauren Izso    Original Article
Posted By: BuckeyeRon- 4/23/2013 6:17:05 PM     Post Reply
UN Human Rights Council’s Palestine monitor Richard Falk has drawn connections between the recent Boston Marathon bombing and US President Barack Obama´s compliance with the State of Israel. In a journal entry in the Foreign Policy Journal entitled "A Commentary on the Marathon Murders," Falk, a self-proclaimed advocate for 9/11 conspiracy theories, asks when America will awaken from its "geopolitical fantasy," referring to the aftermath of the attack as a "darkly glamorized" scene, which he implied was largely due to Obama´s recent trip to Israel. "As long as Tel Aviv has the compliant ear of the American political establishment,

Watch: TV anchor drops F-bomb
in debut, fired shortly after
New York Post, by Dan Good    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 4/23/2013 6:09:25 PM     Post Reply
The first rule in TV newscasts – don’t curse when you’re in front of the camera. You never know when your microphone might be open. You never know when you might become the next YouTube sensation, the way A.J. Clemente did Sunday. Clemente was leading off his first newscast as the weekend anchor at KFYR, an NBC station in Bismarck, North Dakota, when he let loose. “F-----g s--t,” he said into his microphone, fifteen seconds into his first anchoring gig. Fifteen seconds! The nerves got to him. After Clemente opened his mouth, co-anchor Van Tieu continued with the newscast

  


  

Gosnell’s Attorney: ‘Ludicrous’ to Say
that Baby ‘Born Alive Because
It Moves One Time’
National Review Online, by Katherine Connell    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/23/2013 6:05:50 PM     Post Reply
The judge in the trial of Kermit Gosnell threw out three of the eight murder charges against the abortionist today, agreeing with the defense that there was not sufficient evidence that three of the babies had been born alive. Defense Attorney Jack McMahon argued that “If we are going in this room to say a baby is born alive because it moves one time without any other movement, that is ludicrous.” According to CNS News: Kareema Cross, who worked at the clinic, testified to the grand jury that the baby was moving and breathing for 20 minutes before

House GOP Benghazi Report:
Clinton OK’d Security Reduction
Roll Call [Washington,DC], by David M. Drucker    Original Article
Posted By: BuckeyeRon- 4/23/2013 6:01:35 PM     Post Reply
A House Republican investigation into the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that resulted in the death of the American ambassador has produced an interim progress report that has been distributed to members of the House majority. The report was culled from information uncovered by the following committees: Armed Services; Judiciary; Intelligence; Foreign Affairs; and Oversight and Government Reform. It claims that then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton approved reductions in security which, if true, runs contrary to her testimony on Capitol Hill.

GOP Benghazi report blames Clinton
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Julian Pecquet*    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 4/23/2013 5:58:32 PM     Post Reply
House Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a report on last year´s Benghazi attack that blames former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for approving lax security measures and accuses her of seeking to cover up her department´s failures.The 46-page report is a compilation of five committees´ conclusions after seven months of investigation since the attack on the U.S. Consulate killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. It was distributed to Republican House members on Tuesday. The report aims in part to inoculate Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and his committee leaders

Bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev
´called his wife a slut and a prostitute´
friends reveal as feds question her over
marathon attacks
Daily Mail (U.K.), by Hayley Peterson    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/23/2013 5:53:05 PM     Post Reply
Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev displayed a disturbing pattern of verbal abuse and violence toward women that included fits of rage against his wife and an arrest in 2009 for slapping a previous girlfriend, according to police records and accounts from those who knew him. Close friends of his wife Katherine Russell, 24, claimed today that Tsarnaev, 26, was combative, angry and controlling. His wife hasn´t spoken publicly about her husband since he was killed in a shootout with police early Friday morning. But it appears she spoke to federal authorities for the first time on Tuesday, after she

  


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The radicalization of Tamerlan Tsarnaev:
Older ´bomber´ studied Koran for days
at a time and witnessed ´bombings and
shootings´ in Islamic Dagestan capital
Reuters, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/23/2013 5:50:18 PM     Post Reply
In America, he had been a cocky and charismatic heavyweight boxer who wore fancy pointy leather shoes and slick white shirts down to the gym. In Dagestan, the volatile southern Russian region where he lived for a time as a teen and returned to spend the first half of 2012, he became a quiet young man who spent his days online studying Islam, nursing a growing anger against heretics. Exactly what turned Tamerlan Tsarnaev into the suspect accused of three murders and mass wounding in the Boston Marathon bombings may never be known.

Tragedy of Irish-dance loving Jane Richard,
7, who has lost a leg and is still fighting for
her life days after her brother was killed in
the Boston terror attack
Daily Mail (U.K.), by Damien Gayle    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/23/2013 5:44:04 PM     Post Reply
Eight days after the terror attack that claimed the life of Martin Richard, 8, his family still has an anxious wait for news on his little sister, Jane, who has lost a leg and remains in a critical condition, it has emerged today. Jane Richard, 7, is believed to have been standing on the marathon fence next to the big brother she idolized when Monday´s blast took place. Father Bill and mother Denise - who also suffered head injuries - are having to remain strong for their youngest child, who is fighting ´multiple injuries´

´She cries when she sees video of her son
dying´: Agony of bombers´ mother as FBI
agents fly to Dagestan to quiz her
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/23/2013 5:34:45 PM     Post Reply
The mother of the Boston bombing suspects watches the video of her dead son´s mutilated body and cries, her lawyer revealed on Tuesday, after it emerged that she is to be questioned by U.S. investigators. Zubeidat Tsarnaeva appeared publicly outside her home for the first time since her sons Tamerlan and Dzhokhar were named as suspects. She was ushered past journalists and into a taxi, which sped away. U.S. investigators traveled to southern Russia today to speak to Mrs Tsarnaeva and her husband Anzor, an American Embassy official said. Mrs Tsarnaeva is in

Education Does Not
Equal Intelligence
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/23/2013 5:29:30 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: Now, listen to the latest explanation. This was on Fox a little while ago. Jenna Lee, the cohost on Fox, was speaking with an author by the name of Anne Speckhard, who has written something called Talking to Terrorists. I assume it´s a book. Anne Speckhard, author of Talking to Terrorists, was on Fox, and she was talking about how Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev may have become radicalized. Jenna Lee said, "Dzhokhar, the surviving suspect, has been in our country longer than he was overseas. He´s an American citizen.

  


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Fox News Becomes
Most-Watched Channel
in the Fractured Cable Universe
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/23/2013 5:19:41 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: I don´t know if you´ve heard this or not, but last week, Fox News became the most-watched cable channel of all of them throughout all of last week, including the USA Network. In fact, Fox was the number one, most viewed cable network of all them, throughout all of last week -- not just cable news. All of cable. During the Boston bombings and the subsequent manhunt, Fox averaged 2.874 million viewers during primetime, 1.77 million in total day. Now, is that not fascinating? To become number one in

Nicene Creed for Environmentalism
Townhall, by Richard Tucker    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 4/23/2013 5:08:38 PM     Post Reply
Every religion needs a creed. A set of beliefs that its followers can adhere to. A flag they can rally around in good times and bad. An early example is the Nicene Creed, drafted in the fourth century to explain exactly what Christians believed. (Snip) So to help environmentalist believers focus, it’s time for them to have their own Nicene Creed. We believe in one Planet, Mother of us all: the Earth, fragile and endangered by pollution, both seen and unseen. We believe in one agency, the EPA, the only thing standing between us and oblivion, created by Washington

Liberals Ignore the Elephant in the Room,
Wring Their Hands Over Where and How
These "Normal Kids" Were Radicalized
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/23/2013 5:07:46 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: The news out of Boston continues to roll out. More news about Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, and, you know, it´s everywhere. We´re trying to be a little unique on this program, but I am unique and so therefore it really doesn´t matter what is discussed. ´Cause until I´ve talked about it you really haven´t heard it, right? Telephone number is 800-282-2882, and the e-mail address, ElRushbo@eibnet.com. The media and the pundits are all wondering openly where the Tsarnaev brothers became radicalized. They´re wringing their hands out there. They´re trying desperately to figure it out.

Time-lapse footage: Constructing
the George W. Bush presidential library
Hot Air, by Guy Benson    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/23/2013 5:01:52 PM     Post Reply
The visual history of a two-and-a-half year project in less than two minutes, via the Dallas Morning News:(Snip for video)The formal dedication is slated for Thursday, with all five living US presidents in attendance. When Bush shakes Obama’s hand at the ceremony, our 43rd and 44th presidents will share something in common: A job approval rating of 47 percent. While we’re on the subject of President Bush, be sure to read Ron Fournier’s stirring tribute to Bush’s abiding decency in National Journal. A taste: White House press secretary Ari Fleischer

Why the FBI Didn’t Make Much of
Russia’s Request to Probe Boston Bomber
Daily Beast, by Eli Lake    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/23/2013 4:57:03 PM     Post Reply
On the surface, it looks like another failure to connect the dots. Russia’s intelligence service, the FSB, warned the FBI in 2011 about a young Chechen named Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who they believed had become radicalized and was prepared to join an underground organization in Russia. The FBI interviewed the man, searched its databases and found nothing, and closed the case the same year. Two years later, Tamerlan and his younger brother, Dzhokhar, bombed the Boston Marathon. Already two members of Congress have asked the Obama administration for answers about the FBI’s empty investigation. On Saturday, Rep. Michael McCaul (R–Texas),

  



Don Imus on CNN:
´It’s over for them’
Politico, by Mackenzie Weinger    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/23/2013 4:52:36 PM     Post Reply
Fox Business Network’s Don Imus on Tuesday tore into CNN’s handling of the Boston Marathon bombings, calling the network’s coverage “absurd and frustrating.” “Remember, there was a time whenever something would happen, we would all turn to CNN,” the “Imus in the Morning” host said. “But that was a long time ago. That was a long time ago.”“It’s over for them,” Imus said of CNN.(Snip) “My frustration, as just a consumer watching the news on TV, trying to find out what the facts are,” he said. “And I just, I can’t take these lawyers on, all discussing

Bush is back
Washington Post, by Jennifer Rubin    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/23/2013 4:50:50 PM     Post Reply
It took less than 4 1/2 years of the Obama presidency for President George W. Bush to mount his comeback. While doing absolutely nothing on his own behalf (he’s been the most silent ex-president in my lifetime), his approval is up to 47 percent according to The Post/ABC poll. That’s up 14 points from his final poll in office. For comparison’s sake President Obama’s RCP average is a tad over 49 percent. Why the shift? Aside from the “memories fade” point, many of his supposed failures are mild compared to the current president (e.g. spending, debt). Unlike Obama’s tenure,

CNN in talks with Newt Gingrich,
Stephanie Cutter for new
´Crossfire´ show
Politico, by Dylan Byers    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/23/2013 4:45:05 PM     Post Reply
Earlier this month, news broke that CNN was looking to relaunch Crossfire, the famous debate show that pitted two pundits -- one liberal, one conservative -- against one another on the political issues of the day. Sources now tell POLITICO that the network is in discussions with former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich and former Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter about roles on the show. "They are talking to Cutter and to Gingrich," a source familiar with the discussions said. "[Cutter] is in discussions; Newt is in discussions too," another source confirmed.

Networks: All Quiet on
the Gosnell Front
Newsbusters, by Matthew Philbin    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/23/2013 4:39:23 PM     Post Reply
Well that didn’t last long. In fact, it barely happened at all. After a month of ignoring the trial of Kermit Gosnell, the Philadelphia abortionist accused of murdering one woman and seven infants, it looked like the media had been shamed into covering the story. Barely. Even after the most gruesome detail in a trial full of them came out – a baby who survived an abortion “swimming” in a toilet and “trying to get out” – the silence resumed. In fact, the only major news outlet that bothered to report on that testimony was The Chicago Tribune.

The New Anti-Atheists
National Review Online, by Jonah Goldberg    Original Article
Posted By: toledo- 4/23/2013 4:36:09 PM     Post Reply
Proselytizers of atheism seem to have concluded that if they’re big enough jerks, they will seduce the faithful into abandoning God. It’s sort of like asking Don Rickles to run your customer-service desk. Christopher Hitchens was a friend, but when he talked about religion, he could be — to use a technical term — a Grade-A Schmuck. Likewise, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and the other champions of a soulless, antiseptic world have all the charm of a toothache when they lecture people to kick the habit of the opiate of the masses.

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