White House press secretary Jay Carney says there is no specific agenda for President Obama´s golf game with GOP senators Monday, hinting that the president is simply continuing his gambit to find members of the "common sense" caucus who are willing to work with him on any part of his agenda. "He’s willing to try anything," Carney said Monday while Obama was hitting the links with GOP Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Bob Corker. "And whether it’s a conversation on the phone or a meeting in the Oval Office or dinner in a restaurant or dinner in the residence,
In an interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday, Domonique Foxworth, president of the National Football League Players Association and former cornerback with the Baltimore Ravens, said NFL star Jason Collins’ announcement last week that he is a gay will make him a role model. “So not only is Jason going to be a great role model for young athletes who are gay,” Foxworth said. “These overall role models, kind of the epitome of masculinity in our society, are our athletes. “And they – people trump up their masculinity because they´re so strong and
The death of a Utah soccer referee who was punched by a 17-year-old player puts focus on what amateur sports groups say is a growing problem: teens and parents losing control – and in many cases physically assaulting sports officials – when they think bad calls have been made. Police have accused the teenage player in a recreational soccer league of punching 46-year-old referee Ricardo Portillo on April 27 after he called a foul on him and issued him a yellow card. Portillo began vomiting blood and was rushed to a hospital, where he slipped into a coma
RUSH: So I checked the e-mail during the top-of-the-hour break and a bunch of leftists are trying to convince me to let this Benghazi thing go. "It´s old news. It´s not gonna change anything now. We gotta move on!" It isn´t old news. As you know, what we are about here, is the arena of ideas. The express purpose of this program is an attempt to build as large a block of informed citizens as possible. That´s the answer, if somebody demanded, "Well, what is your purpose, Limbaugh? What are you really trying to?"
RUSH: Minneapolis, Minnesota, area. Here is Jules. I´m glad you called. Hi. CALLER: Hi, Rush. Mega dittos, buddy. RUSH: Thank you very much, sir. CALLER: Rush, I have a simple question. RUSH: All right. CALLER: Since President Obama and Hillary Clinton refused to send any help to the Americans that were under attack at the embassy -- RUSH: Yeah. CALLER: -- and they even told the heroes who said they were going in on their own to help, they told those heroes to stand down, what did President Obama and Hillary Clinton
Dr. Kermit Gosnell is on trial, charged with murder, in the deaths of a female patient and four babies prosecutors say were born alive at the abortion clinic he ran. A look at the facts in the case: The Investigation - In 2010, federal agents who were raiding Gosnell´s clinic in search of drug violations instead stumbled upon "deplorable and unsanitary" conditions, including blood on the floor and parts of aborted fetuses in jars. State regulators shut down the Women´s Medical Society clinic in west Philadelphia and suspended Gosnell´s license. The Grand Jury Report - A nearly 300-page grand jury
RUSH: CBSNews.com: "´Everybody in the mission´ in Benghazi, Libya, thought the attack on a US consulate there last Sept. 11 was an act of terror ´from the get-go,´ according to excerpts of an interview investigators conducted with the No. 2 official in Libya at the time, obtained by CBS News´ Face the Nation. ´I think everybody in the mission thought it was a terrorist attack from the beginning,´ Greg Hicks, a 22-year foreign service diplomat who was the highest-ranking US official in Libya after the strike, told investigators under authority of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee."
Turkey´s prime minister delivered one of his most virulent attacks yet against Bashar al-Assad on May 5, calling the Syrian president a “murderer” and warning that he would be held to account for the deaths of tens of thousands of his citizens. “If God permits, we will see this criminal, this murderer, receive his judgment in this world, and we will be grateful to [God] for it,” Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. "Hear me, Bashar al-Assad. You will give an account for this. You will pay a very, very heavy price for
Equality between the sexes is coming much closer, or so argues Sarah Elizabeth Richards in a book out this week. "Motherhood Rescheduled: The New Frontier of Egg Freezing and the Women Who Tried It," previewed in Saturday´s Wall Street Journal, is in part a manifesto, and also a memoir--which is to say that Richards herself is one of the success stories she touts. She tells her own story in her Journal piece: As a career woman who also aspired to marriage and motherhood, she found herself in her mid-30s understandably distracted by the tick of the biological clock.
Despite his onerous duties as head of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Rajenda Pauchari had the spare time to publish (in 2010) a bawdy sex novel called Return to Almora. Going him one better, a team of 240 U.S. scientists (whose common bond is that they consume oodles of federal dollars) completed a manuscript for editorial review called “The Third National Climate Assessment Report” that is much more imaginative, with a climate hotter than Pauchari’s steamiest scenes. It, too, is the stuff of fantasy. In the Assessment’s 1,200 horror-studded pages, almost everything that happens
BERLIN - A 93-year-old man who was deported from the U.S. for lying about his Nazi past was arrested by German authorities Monday on allegations he served as an Auschwitz death camp guard, Stuttgart prosecutors said. Hans Lipschis was taken into custody after authorities concluded there was "compelling evidence" he was involved in crimes at Auschwitz while there from 1941 to 1945, prosecutor Claudia Krauth said. Lipschis has acknowledged being assigned to an SS guard unit at Auschwitz but maintains he only served as a cook and was not involved in any war crimes.
BASRA - The fighter´s body was collected at an Iraqi border crossing with Iran, then carried on Monday through the streets of this southern city as mourners hailed his sacrifice in protecting a revered shrine in Syria. Diaa Mutashar al-Issawi was one of several Shiite fighters from Iraq who have trickled into Syria for months, providing a measure of support for Syrian regime forces battling mainly Sunni rebels. They are drawn by a sense of religious duty to ensure the sanctity of the revered Sayida Zeinab shrine outside the Syrian capital of Damascus as sectarian divisions harden
A 1985 law governing sequestration has kicked in and reduced the automatic $85 billion budget cuts by about $4.9 billion, or six percent. The bulk of the refund ($4.4 billion) is going to the departments of Defense ($3.7 billion) and State ($700 million), while the rest is spread out over a variety of other agencies. The $4.9 billion correction is based on the full-year spending bill Congress recently passed. It reduces the sequestration budget cuts by about six percent. Speaking to "The Right Views" on background, an administration official explained the $4.9 billion reversal:
Israeli and Turkish officials reached a draft agreement to mend the three-year diplomatic crisis between the two countries, after a productive meeting at the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem on Monday. Ankara broke off relations with Jerusalem in May 2010, after the IDF raided the Mavi Marmara ship as it attempted to break Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza, killing nine Turkish activists on board. “The two sides expect to come to an agreement in the near future,” said a statement released by the Prime Minister’s Office. “The meeting was conducted in a good and positive manner. The delegations reached an
This movie has it all: Shia LaBeouf without any giant clanging robots to distract you from the Shianess of his LaBeoufitude! Robert Redford at his leatheriest yet! A story ripped from the headlines of 30-40 years ago! This flick is gonna make a ton of money. What’s that you say, Box Office Mojo? Ouch. Well, that was awfully bad luck, premiering a movie about a “well-intentioned” terrorist right after the Boston Marathon bombing. Suddenly, all the romance and glamour went right out of blowing people to bits. Bad luck, Bob.
A newlywed bride and four of her friends were killed in California on Saturday when the limo they were riding to a bridal shower burst into flames on the San Mateo Bridge, trapping them inside. Four other women and the driver escaped the burning car and survived, but two are still in critical condition in hospital, the San Jose Mercury News reports. It is still not clear what caused the 1999 Lincoln Town Car to catch fire, but the rental company says it is cooperating with authorities.
Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) told students at Rider University that conservatives are wrong to make deficit reduction a priority. Speaking at the univeristy’s Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Politics on April 3, Pallone said the "right wing" -- is wrong: “Bottom line is that the right wing, and I say the Tea Party, has made deficit reduction the main priority – the main economic priority, and I will tell you point blank -- that I do not think it is.” Democrats have made serious efforts to reduce the deficit in the past,
I have a somewhat different take than that of Seth Mandel, who says that Stephen Hayes’s scoop on Benghazi “is probably more significant than it may have seemed at first glance, even though he didn’t provide much in the way of new information.” My first reaction–which I spoke about on Friday during my appearance on the panel discussion on Fox News’s Special Report with Bret Baier–was that the story is explosive, largely because Hayes’s story provides much in the way of new information. It provides fresh evidence that, in the words of Hayes, “senior Obama administration officials knowingly misled the country
The Benghazi scandal won’t bring down the Obama administration. And it’s too early to decide whether it will sink Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid in 2016. There are plenty of other things quietly waiting to do that. But that scandal — persistent, patient, and always just around the corner from the White House — just won’t go away. In just the past few days, we’ve learned a lot. For starters, from Stephen Hayes’s reporting in the Weekly Standard, we learned that the State Department is guilty — and that’s the proper word — of making “heavy substantive revisions” to the CIA talking points
When Mitt Romney lost last November, the Republican establishment decided that his moderately hawkish stance on immigration had been a major cause of his defeat. Never mind that his share of the Hispanic vote was within the margin of error of McCain’s 2008 share. Never mind the significant drop in white turnout. There is little elite constituency for a hawkish approach to immigration, and much elite support for lax enforcement and increased legal immigration (Romney actually supported the latter). So the Republican establishment turns its hopeful eyes, once again, to so-called comprehensive immigration reform.
As we reported earlier this morning, Rush Limbaugh is allegedly in the midst of a battle with Cumulus Media, the distributor of his radio show. The company’s CEO has blamed ad revenue losses on the conservative talkers’ controversial 2012 “slut” comments about Georgetown student Sandra Fluke. Mediaite’s own sources confirm that the ad troubles in connection with Limbaugh’s show are, indeed, severe. In fact, one source within the radio advertising world with direct knowledge of the ad buys on Limbaugh’s show confirms the extent of the problem: “The vast majority of national advertisers now refuse
On Aaron Klein’s weekend show on New York City’s WABC radio, Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Inhofe accused the Obama administration of buying up ammunition at an unprecedented level to bypass the Second Amendment so gun-owners “can’t even buy ammunition because government is purchasing so much.” “Let’s make sure that your audience out there is aware, Aaron, that our president, Obama, has been doing everything he could to stop the private ownership of guns in America,” Inhofe said. “You know that, everyone knows that. And yet he’s been voted down in a big way by a large majority.
On Monday, the Obama administration requested dismissal of a suit the government had filed against Bible publisher Tyndale House Publishers, which refused to implement the Obamacare mandate to provide employees’ birth control. “Bible publishers should be free to do business according to the book that they publish,” Senior Legal Counsel for the Alliance Defending Freedom Matt Bowman told LifeSiteNews. “The government dismissed its appeal because it knows how ridiculous it sounds arguing that a Bible publisher isn’t religious enough to qualify as a religious employer.” This marks the first wholesale legal loss for the Obama administration in its quest
A top U.S. diplomat will testify Wednesday that as fighting raged in Benghazi, Libya, in the early morning hours of September 12, 2012, military officials in the region told a second rescue team preparing to deploy from Tripoli to Benghazi not to make the trip. In an interview with the House Oversight and Reform Committee last month, Greg Hicks, deputy chief of mission at the U.S. embassy in Libya during the attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, recalled his conversations with Libyan government officials and U.S. military leaders as he tried to get support to U.S. diplomatic and intelligence
The high-profile House race between former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford and Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch is going down to the wire as a dead heat, according to a Democratic poll released Sunday night. The survey, by Public Policy Polling, shows Republican Sanford with a statistically insignificant 47%-46% advantage heading into Tuesday´s special election. Green Party candidate Eugene Platt, whose campaign symbol is a frog and whose slogan is "leap of faith," is getting 4%, according to the poll. PPP, generally considered a reliable polling organization, conducts automated telephone surveys, rather than using live