NewsBusters readers might recall Stacey Dash, the black actress who was racially attacked on Twitter last year for having the nerve to come out in support of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Dash took to Twitter again Friday this time responding to Oprah Winfrey´s comparison of Trayvon Martin and Emmett Till writing, "Shame on you Oprah": If You aren´t careful, The newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed And loving the people who are doing the oppressing ~ Malcolm X Oprah Compares Trayvon Martin to Emmett Till; Says Obama is "Smart" for Not Appearing on Fox
Egypt’s Orthodox Coptic Church announced on Friday its support for the military and security forces in their fight against what it called “groups of armed violence.” “The Egyptian Coptic Church is following the unfortunate developments on the ground of our country Egypt and emphasizes its strong stance with the Egyptian police, armed forces and other organizations of the Egyptian people in the face of groups of armed violence and black terrorism,” the church said in a statement. “While we appreciate the sincere and friendly position that understands the nature of the developments, we strongly deplore the media fallacies that are
There´s no mystery why the U.S. Golf Association chose The Country Club in Brookline, Mass., as the venue for this week´s U.S. Amateur. That´s where Francis Ouimet, an unheralded 20-year-old amateur, won the U.S. Open 100 years ago next month. Somewhat inconveniently, Friday´s amateur action left four players standing, none from the U.S. (two from Australia, one each from England and Canada). (Snip)Class was definitely a theme. Ouimet wasn´t a scion of society, which most Americans rightly associated with golf back in those days. He lived with his parents in a small house across the street from The Country Club
In the ongoing federal investigation of state Supreme Court Justice Seamus P. McCaffery, prosecutors have served subpoenas on numerous law firms, seeking detailed information about referral fees paid to McCaffery´s wife. Veteran defense lawyer John W. Morris, who represents one of the eight firms referred cases by McCaffery´s wife, Lise Rapaport, said his client turned over records last month. The federal grand jury subpoenas to law firms also demanded information about campaign donations to McCaffery, according to Morris and Charles E. Schmidt Jr., a top attorney with another of the firms that received a subpoena. Though federal authorities have refused
FORT BRAGG, N.C. — It was an illicit and volatile love affair that spanned two war zones and four countries. The married general couldn’t stay away from a captain on his staff. She fell hard for her boss and called him “Poppa Panda Sexy Pants.” The three-year entanglement ended disastrously for both, at a time that could not be worse for the Army. All the raw and sordid details are spilling out in an austere military courthouse here, where the Army is girding — for only the third time in half a century — to court-martial one of its generals.
NEWTON COUNTY, Ga. - A mother concerned about art work posted at a Newton County school with the words "God is Dead" got a chance to voice her concerns to the principal on Friday. As FOX 5 reported on Monday, Crystal Mitchell was upset about a poster at Alcovy High School that quoted from the Arthur Miller play "The Crucible." "It made my daughter very uncomfortable," Mitchell said. "If my child can´t pray in school and they´ve taken religion out of school, for this to be plastered on the walls of school, is a huge concern for me."
That Egypt has a new strongman is no longer in doubt. Since the Egyptian military ousted the democratically elected President Mohamed Morsi last month following protests across the country, posters of Egypt’s de facto leader, Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, have become more ubiquitous on Cairo streets than Sphinx souvenirs. The head of the Army stares out from café walls and the windows of government buildings, the red and the gold of his uniform remaining bright, even as the features of his face fade under the relentless sun. “He is the one we can trust,” read some of the posters. Others
Since the public learned in June about sweeping National Security Agency programs, government officials from President Obama on down have insisted the nation´s surveillance programs are subject to layers of oversight. "I am comfortable that the program currently is not being abused," Mr. Obama said in a press conference last week, when he announced new efforts at increasing transparency. "Part of the reason they´re not abused is because these checks are in place." However, the latest revelation that the NSA violated privacy rules thousands of times, as documented in an internal report -- an internal report withheld from at least
An Oklahoma federal judge struck down a state constitutional amendment that forbade its courts from considering Islamic law in judicial decisions. The constitutional amendment — approved by more than 70% of Oklahoma voters in 2010 — was part of a broader national push led by a handful of organizations that claim Islamic Sharia law is creeping into courtrooms. WSJ wrote about the anti-Sharia movement last year. Because the proposed amendment discriminated among religions, Oklahoma needed to show a compelling state interest to justify it, U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange in Oklahoma City wrote in her decision. The decision, made on Thursday, largely mirrors
On his radio show on Thursday night, conservative talk show host Hugh Hewitt lobbied National Review columnist and occasional fill-in host for Rush Limbaugh to make a run for a New Hampshire U.S. Senate seat against the current incumbent, Democrat Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. Hewitt on Friday had announced the launch of SteynforSenate.com, where one can sign a petition to encourage him to run as well as be notified how to contribute to his campaign in the event he does run. But in his regular appearance on Thursday, Steyn expressed his disappointment in the lack of the quality of candidates
President Obama and other top administration officials rubbed shoulders with stars of screen and stage during an exclusive Martha´s Vineyard cocktail party hosted by Comcast CEO Brian Roberts earlier this week, according to a report from the New York Post. In addition to the president and first lady, top Obama fundraiser and Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was in attendance, as was "Curb Your Enthusiasm" star Larry David and singer Carly Simon. (Snip)Other notables included Marchesa co-founder Georgina Chapman, civil rights activist Vernon Jordan, entertainment executive Peter Chernin, and California Attorney General Kamala Harris.
Comprehensive immigration reform advocate Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) seemed to admit that immigration reform legislation will not pass the House this year, telling Bloomberg News on Friday that he only expected passage of a "comprehensive" bill "within the next 9 to 12 months. “Within the next 9 to 12 months, I believe, yes, that you´ll get a bill that has serious border security, more serious and less expensive than the Senate´s version, and that also has future flows,” Norquist said in an interview with Bloomberg TV’s Al Hunt to air at 9 p.m. EDT Friday evening on
CAIRO — Egyptian authorities are considering disbanding the Muslim Brotherhood group, a government spokesman said Saturday, once again outlawing a group that held the pinnacle of government power just more than a month earlier. The announcement comes after security forces broke up two sit-in protests this week by those calling for the reinstatement of President Mohammed Morsi, a Brotherhood leader deposed in a July 3 coup. The clashes killed more than 600 people that day and sparked protests and violence that killed 173 people Friday alone.
As the situation in Egypt escalates, a source with very close ties to the Egyptian government tells Breitbart News that the country is preparing to send a diplomatic mission to Russia. While the Obama Administration sends conflicting messages about the conflict, Russia, China and Saudi Arabia have issued strong statements in support of the government´s crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood. America´s influence in the region is waning. "They´re terrorists," the source told Breitbart News in reference to people protesting in support of the Muslim Brotherhood.
I recently spoke to a football player who found himself within Michael Jackson’s orbit when the star shined like a supernova during the 1980s. His sweet tooth needing a sugar fix late one night, the athlete was directed to a giant room at Neverland that appeared as a candy store of the type one occasionally stumbles upon in shopping malls but never in homes. Inside, the King of Pop housed a life-sized bubble-gum statue of himself. Michael Jackson was made of soft stuff. A child may dream of Willie Wonka-style accommodations. No adult does. Whatever judgment the court issues in Jackson v. AEG,
We know of only two certainties within the White House timeline during the night of 9/11/12: 1. That both Obama and Biden were on the phone with Benjamin Netanyahu between 6:30 and 7:28pm DC time. 2. That President Obama and Hillary Clinton talked around 10:00pm DC time about the event. That’s it. The time between the call with Netanyahu ending at 7:30pm (1:30am Benghazi) and Hillary at 10:00pm (4am Benghazi), is a void. What happens after 10:00pm DC time is also a void. Sharyl Attkisson, the only journalist with any intellectual credibility on the issue, has been trying to use FOIA requests to find
There has been heavy gunfire at a mosque in Egypt´s capital, Cairo, during a stand-off with barricaded Muslim Brotherhood supporters.* Dozens have refused to leave the al-Fath mosque, fearing for their safety. TV images showed shots being exchanged between a gunman in the main minaret and security forces on the ground. Meanwhile the interim PM has proposed legally dissolving the Brotherhood, which is demanding the reinstatement of ousted leader Mohammed Morsi. The Brotherhood is technically a banned organisation anyway - it was officially dissolved by Egypt´s military rulers in 1954 - but it recently registered itself as a non-governmental organisation. Staff has repaired headline.
“It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong.” – Thomas Sowell Austerity has not worked well in the EU if you ask Keynesian economists and supporters; they will tell you that austerity does not work, citing the EU experience. Italy, Greece, Portugal, Spain, and the U.K. governments claimed that austerity measures resulted in stratospheric unemployment rates and slow economic growth. Jeffrey Dorfman, using data from Eurostat, the official statistics agency of the European Union, and calculating government spending in
Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham should take lessons in courage from Egyptian defense minister Col. Gen. Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, who has vowed to rebuild Coptic Churches destroyed by the Muslim Brotherhood. Not only is the courageous El-Sisi vowing to rebuild Muslim Brotherhood-destroyed Coptic Churches, but his order aims to have them rebuilt ASAP, according to the Mid-East Christian News. “The Egyptian defense minister ordered the engineering department of the armed forces to swiftly repair all the affected churches,in recognition of the historical and national role played by our Coptic brothers,”
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - In a lawsuit which alleges workers at a Lufkin Planned Parenthood clinic frauded Medicaid for millions of dollars over a six year-period, the company has agreed to pay $4.3 million to the government as part of a settlement. Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast will also pay a whistleblower $1,247,000. The whistleblower, Karen Reynolds, worked at the Lufkin clinic from 1999 to 2009 and, according to the complaint filed by her attorney Mike Love, was fired for refusing to help cover up the company´s liability for the distribution of pharmaceuticals to a patient by an unauthorized employee. The complaint alleges PPGC billed
Hi, I´m Shelley Moore Capito, and I represent West Virginia’s Second Congressional District. Last month, members of both parties came together in the House to pass legislation delaying the individual mandate in the president’s health care law. Because you and your family deserve the same relief the president gave to big businesses by delaying the employer mandate — it’s only fair. Actually, it’s more than fair when you look at how this law is already raising costs, hurting jobs and reducing access to the plans and the doctors you like.
The brother of a Ayman al-Zawahri, the veteran terrorist leader of al-Qaeda has been arrested according to Egyptian security forces. A security official said that Mohammed al-Zawahri, leader of the ultraconservative Jihadi Salafist group, was detained at a checkpoint in Giza, the city across the Nile from Cairo. Ayman al-Zawahri is credited by many as having been the ´operational brains´ behind the 9/11 suicide attacks on the U.S. and to have approved the co-ordinated bombings on London’s transport system in in 2005 that left 52 innocent people dead. Mohammed Al-Zawahri´s group espouses a hard-line ideology but was not clandestine prior to Egypt´s July
Hi, everybody. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been visiting with Americans across the country to talk about what we need to do to secure a better bargain for the middle class. We need to rebuild an economy that rewards hard work and responsibility; an economy built firmly on the cornerstones of middle-class life. Good jobs. A good education. A home of your own. A secure retirement. And quality, affordable health care that’s there when you need it. Right now, we’re well on our way to fully implementing the Affordable Care Act.
The escalting war between MSNBC’s Al Sharpton and Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly took an unexpected turn last night when O’Reilly revealed that he had donated $25,000 to Sharpton’s charity to help pay for Christmas gifts and dinner for underprivileged families in Harlem. Earlier today, Sharpton offered some choice words for O’Reilly in an interview, but this afternoon on his show he really let the Fox host have it. Sharpton pointed that like O’Reilly, he never mentioned the donation until now. “Bill doesn’t realize it, but this story actually reveals what kind of person he is… Bill gave that money privately
Oprah Winfrey has always been able to read her audience keenly. I have to wonder if she now is targeting a different audience, because she always seems to have a purpose. She became rich convincing middle class women she could be a next door neighbor they could share their lives with and to go for advice. She carefully cultivated this empathetic, everywoman, middle brow image. She was said to be drawn to the gathering of other successful blacks at Chicago´s Trinity Methodist Church but quickly realized the Rev. Wright rhetoric would turn off her audience and stopped attending.
Fox TV Studios has pulled out of talks to produce a 4-hour-long NBC miniseries about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The two sides had previously been in contact over producing Hillary, starring Diane Lane as the eponymous politician. But Deadline reported this afternoon that “with the two sides far apart, and were never able to bridge the gap on the deal terms.” “The economics of TV movies and miniseries are challenging, which is why very few production companies take on such programs these days,” explained Deadline. “That includes NBC’s own studio, Universal TV, which would not produce NBC’s longform projects, including