House members will "take a look at" the comprehensive immigration reform legislation that sailed through the Senate last month, House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas, said Sunday on "Face the Nation," but ultimately the Republican-controlled chamber is "going to do our own thing." "Americans don´t want a comprehensive bill like what we saw with Obamacare, that passed in the middle of the night... they don´t want comprehensive. What they want is regular-order pieces of legislation," McCaul said, explaining the House´s plan to pass immigration reform elements piecemeal.
Doctors are calling for an immediate ban on a face cream chemical they say has triggered one of the worst skin allergy epidemics ever seen. Dermatologists estimate that one in ten patients they are seeing with eczema or dermatitis is allergic to the preservative--called methylisothiazolinone or MI--which has been increasingly used in products since 2005. [Snip] It is used in products including Nivea Daily Essentials face wipes, Piz Buin 1 Day Long Lotion, Clarins Extra-Firming Day Cream, L’Oreal RevitaLift Laser Renew, Molton Brown Paradisiac Pink Pepperpod Body Lotion and
In an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller, president and founder of Act! for America Brigitte Gabriel forcefully argued that the terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon is evidence of a fundamental breakdown in the U.S. intelligence system. “We have a problem in our country when a faith-based group that accounts for less than two percent of the American population is responsible for almost 85 percent of terrorist attacks and plots against the United States,” Gabriel said. ”That’s a problem that our nation has to address. Our government was selling the lie that there is nothing to worry
Sanford, Fla. - Trayvon Martin´s fatal shooting garnered worldwide attention when the man who fatally shot him wasn´t arrested for weeks — a backlash fueled largely by social media. Now, social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook have permeated George Zimmerman´s trial both inside and outside the courtroom. A witness who testified via Skype was inundated with calls from other users on the Internet-based phone service, and a defense attorney was tripped up by a photo his daughter posted on Instagram. Jurors and witnesses have been grilled about their postings and whom they
Michael Barone is as smart a journalist--and as astute a political analyst, and as scholarly an historian--as any that we have on right. So if he devotes one of his columns to praising a new book, America 3.0: Rebooting American Prosperity in the 21st Century-Why America´s Greatest Days Are Yet to Come, by co-authors James C. Bennett and Michael J. Lotus, well, we should all pay attention. Barone begins his review by explaining the book’s title--where that “3.0” came from. In the authors’ telling, America 1.0 was agricultural America, prior to the Civil War. Then came America 2.0--that was
The Israeli media reported Sunday that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will be pried free from his yacht to return to the Middle East this week to try, yet again, to convince Israel and the Palestinians to negotiate. In practice, that means trying to convince the Israelis to offer dangerous concessions, (Snip) The Daily Caller reports that experts find Kerry's focus on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict "baffling" at a time when Egypt is in the throes of a military coup, Syria is mired in civil war, Turkey is facing massive protests and Iran is moving rapidly toward becoming a nuclear power.
Andy Murray sensationally became the first British man to be crowned Wimbledon champion in 77 years today, after beating Novak Djokovic in three straight sets in the men´s singles final. The 26-year-old is the first home player to lift the men’s singles trophy since Fred Perry in 1936 after winning the match 6-4, 7-5 and 6-4. Murray, who has spoken of the importance of crowd support during the tournament, was greeted with a standing ovation and cheers as he beat the world number one. The Scot threw his hands in the air, smiling before embracing his Serbian opponent.
Liz Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, has told Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY) that she is thinking about challenging him in Wyoming´s Republican Senate primary in 2014. According to the New York Times, Enzi said that Cheney "called me and said that she’s looking at it." Cheney is reportedly "showing up everywhere in the state, from chicken dinners to cattle growers’ meetings" after she moved her family from an exclusive Washington, D.C. suburb to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Enzi, the 69-year-old incumbent, does not have plans to retire,
Former President George W. Bush, who normally stays out of current political issues, waded briefly into the immigration debate in an interview broadcast on Sunday, urging Congress to pass legislation to overhaul the system. “It’s very important to fix a broken system, to treat people with respect and have confidence in our capacity to assimilate people,” Mr. Bush said on the ABC News program “This Week.” (Snip) “The reason to pass immigration reform is not to bolster a Republican Party,” he said. “It’s to fix a system that’s broken. Good policy yields good politics.”
When Allbritton, the media company that owns Politico, put its seven television stations up for sale this spring, analysts quickly singled out one as the most attractive: WJLA, the company’s ABC-affiliated station in Washington. It is the biggest of the bunch, the best known and, perhaps most important, a magnet for political spending. WJLA banked $33 million in election-related advertising last year. Only three stations in the United States earned more, and two of those were also in Washington. (Snip) The increasingly expensive elections that play out across the country every two years are making stations
A lie is a lie in any language. A lie is a lie in any country. And on today’s political front there is no bigger liar than President Barack Hussein Obama. Obama, who reiterated only yesterday that the U.S. is not aligned with and is not supporting any particular political party or group while condemning the ongoing violence across Egypt, is lying and his condemnation of the violence merely the far away mewlings of a paper tiger. Obama gave Muslim Brotherhood Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi $250-million only last March 5th. Obama also gave Morsi 200 Abrams tanks and 12 F-16s delivered in
In an interview to be published in this week´s issue of SPIEGEL, American intelligence agency whistleblower Edward Snowden criticizes the methods and power of the National Security Agency. Snowden said the NSA people are "in bed together with the Germans." He added that the NSA´s "Foreign Affairs Directorate" is responsible for partnerships with other countries. The partnerships are organized in a way that authorities in other countries can "insulate their political leaders from the backlash" in the event it becomes public "how grievously they´re violating global privacy." Telecommunications companies
Egypt´s ambassador to Washington said Sunday there had not been a military coup in his country but the army needed to step in to keep violence on the street from spiraling out of control. Ambassador Mohamed Tawfik told ABC´s "This Week" that Egypt´s powerful military moved to oust President Mohamed Morsi last week after his response to massive street protests was to incite violence (Snip) Tawfik said he did not believe Egypt was in danger of losing $1.5 billion it receives annually in American aid, which by law should be cut off if a country´s military ousts a democratically elected leader.
Egypt´s foreign ministry spokesperson announced on Sunday that Egypt and Syria have agreed to keep relations between the two countries on a consulate level, state news agency MENA reported. This does not mean restoring full diplomatic relations between the two countries. In February 2012, Egypt withdrew its ambassador from Damascus. In June, former president Mohamed Morsi announced the cutting of all diplomatic ties with Bashar Al-Assad´s regime, closing both embassies. The ministry spokesperson said that the recent agreement was made to address the needs of Egyptian and Syrian citizens in
Billionaire art collecter Charles Saatchi has decided to leave his celebrity chef wife Nigella Lawson for a spectacularly tactless reason fitting of someone who would choke his wife in public and pass it off as a playful "tiff": because she didn´t publicly defend him after he choked her. Just a few weeks after photos surfaced showing Saatchi with his hand around Lawson´s neck while the couple was having lunch, Saatchi announced the couple is splitting up because Lawson didn´t defend him after the pictures surfaced. "I feel that I have clearly been a disappointment to Nigella during the last year or so,
If you thought the delay in the employer mandate was bad news for Obamacare, just wait. On Friday, Sarah Kliff and Sandhya Somashekhar of the Washington Post discovered that the Obama administration had buried in the Federal Register the announcement that the government won’t be able to verify whether or not applicants for Obamacare’s insurance exchange subsidies are actually qualified for the aid, in the 16 states that are setting up their own exchanges. Instead, until at least 2015, these states will be able to “accept the applicant’s attestation [regarding eligibility] without further
CAIRO — As President Mohamed Morsi huddled in his guard’s quarters during his last hours as Egypt’s first elected leader, he received a call from an Arab foreign minister with a final offer to end a standoff with the country’s top generals, senior advisers with the president said. The foreign minister said he was acting as an emissary of Washington, the advisers said, and he asked if Mr. Morsi would accept the appointment of a new prime minister and cabinet, one that would take over all legislative powers and replace his chosen provincial governors. The aides said they already knew what Mr. Morsi’s
It turns out I underestimated Metro bureaucrats’ capacity for folly. Two weeks ago, I wrote that the transit system would look silly if it let perish 1,000 flowers planted secretly at the Dupont Circle station by local garden artist Henry Docter, the self-described Phantom Planter.I feared that Metro would merely neglect the flowers. Instead, last Sunday, it sent workmen to yank them out. The transit system regularly pleads poverty, yet employees devoted supposedly valuable time to remove more than 1,000 morning glories, cardinal flowers and cypress vines that Docter donated to the
For most visitors of the Southernmost Point, a stone´s throw from Mile Marker 0, it is daylight hours when they stand beside the colorful bouy landmark smiling for a photo. At 3 a.m. Friday, 28 Cubans made a landing, but it was a far cry from the usual hustle and bustle of tourist season. Another three made it ashore in Marathon on Thursday around 9:20 a.m. Instead, this group came ashore in the dark with little else but the clothes on their backs. Once U.S. Customs and Border Protection authorities were notified, the refugees were well on their way to freedom. They will be processed, given medical
Bodh Gaya - 21:29 pm: Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa condemns terror attack - Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa condemned the terror attack in internationally renowned Mahabodhi temple in Bihar, a place of religious significance for the Buddhists. 20:26 pm: Bihar Police release sketches of two men suspected to be behind serial blasts. 20:09 pm: NIA team reaches Bodh Gaya, begins probe - A National Investigation Agency (NIA) team began its probe into the serial blasts in the Mahabodhi temple in Bihar's Bodh Gaya town, police officials said. "A NIA team led by an
NBC´s Chuck Todd said this morning that "the White House doesn´t see a path" to passing an immigration bill by the end of this year: "The White House, they had been so confident they were going to sign immigration reform this year, for the first time I´m hearing that there is some doubt seeping in, that they think maybe the House won´t act. What they need is, they need something to sort of force Boehner like at the last minute bring it to the floor the same way the fiscal cliff deal happened. The problem is there is
When it comes to breaking news on stories like Saturday´s tragic Asiana jet crash at San Francisco airport, it´s becoming increasingly clear that we´ve moved into a new era for journalism. A few years ago, the only real option for news viewers to try and keep on top of urgent stories was to go to one of the cable networks such as CNN, FOX News or MSNBC and watch stories unfold. Today, social media like Twitter, and Internet access to local news and scanner feeds, are getting the jump on the networks. Covering a breaking disaster story is
Some cars just ooze cool, especially those with a high price tag, sexy good looks and the “right” people driving them. Here are four of the coolest classics of all time along with the film and music legends who drove them and pushed their cool factor over the top: 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder: James Dean was a budding race car driver of some talent. He ordered what was then Porsche’s fastest dual-purpose (race/street) car available, and after wrapping “Giant,” had famed customizer Dean Jeffries paint in script on the car “Little B****rd.” Whether that was a reference to
Republicans ripped Secretary of State John Kerry for being on his yacht Wednesday as former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was removed from office. A Web ad released Saturday by the National Republican Senatorial Committee showed Kerry windsurfing with the caption "Was John Kerry on his yacht? He wasn´t" before reversing the footage and saying "He was." The ad then cut to the photo of Kerry on his yacht, "Isabel." The ad, titled "Windsurfing II -- Some Things Never Change," recalls the famous advertisement from the 2004 presidential campaign
NORMAN - Saturday´s Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert was hot, crowded, loud, long ... and worth every star-studded minute. Early in the day, a somber Toby Keith said all the musicians "offered it up for free" at the Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, for the benefit of the musician´s fellow Okies and storm recovery efforts. The day was a celebration, full of smiles and cheers - and its moments of tears. The roster included a rousing set from Garth Brooks - his first in Oklahoma since 1997 and only in Norman - and music from