It’s hard to fathom how or why our administration ever thought the Muslim Brotherhood saw democracy as other than a means to an end — and a particularly repellent one at that — in the first place. It’s not as if the MB is subtle. They have proclaimed who they are since their founding by Hasan al Banna in 1928 and have not wavered in any significant way since in their global jihadist goals. They have also been unstinting in their massive misogyny, homophobia and rigid support of Shariah law über alles (quite literally über alles, since the Brotherhood were —
So says FTVLive. After all the free publicity the RNC’s given them by threatening to boycott NBC News as a debate sponsor, is NBC really going to slaughter this cash cow? In fairness, a multi-hour miniseries about Hillary’s triumph over serial victimization would have been a terrible drag. Better to do it in a shorter, snappier format. Three words, my friends: “Hillary! The Musical”. NBC sources tell FTVLive that the NBC suits have figured the Clinton miniseries “just isn’t worth it.” Word is that NBC is going to let it quietly go away without saying a word. NBC does not want to make it
Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz says he will renounce any Canadian citizenship he may have after a newspaper reported he was likely a dual citizen because he was born in Calgary, Alberta to an American mother. In a statement late Monday, Cruz says he always assumed since he never made an attempt to claim Canadian citizenship, he was only an American citizen. However, he acknowledges it´s possible he also has Canadian citizenship, as reported by The Dallas Morning News. “Assuming that is true, then sure, I will renounce any Canadian citizenship," Cruz said. "Nothing against Canada, but I’m an American
Harrisburg, PA. - A western Pennsylvania woman whose $280,000 home was sold at auction over $6.30 in unpaid interest won a court decision Monday allowing her a fresh opportunity to argue she should not lose her home. Commonwealth Court ruled it was a mistake for a Beaver County judge to rule against Eileen Battisti without first holding an evidentiary hearing. "This was particularly inappropriate because the outstanding liability was small and the value of the home was far greater than the amount paid by (the) purchaser," wrote Judge Mary Hannah Leavitt. Leavitt said the state Supreme Court has "emphasized that due process under
SAN DIEGO -- Settlement talks in the sexual harassment lawsuit against Mayor Bob Filner are underway as petitions circulate to recall the former congressman who has been besieged by allegations from more than a dozen women. Attorney Gloria Allred announced Monday evening that she and her client, Irene McCormack Jackson, spent the day in mediation at a downtown office building, where Filner was spotted by a TV crew entering earlier in the day. Allred wouldn´t say whether Filner´s resignation was discussed nor whether the mayor was present.
After 126 years in business, Chelsea Milling Company is in no rush to shake things up at its factory. In this edition of Conference Room, Chelsea Milling Company CEO Howdy Holmes tells FBN’s Jeff Flock that the company is built on a simple recipe: Offer customers the highest-quality ingredients at the best price possible. “I think our consumers appreciate what we do, and that’s to offer value,” says Holmes, the grandson of the company’s founder, who created Chelsea Milling’s iconic Jiffy Mix. Holmes says the corn-muffin mix brand today has 91% of the market share – with no thanks at
Five people were shot, one fatally, this evening in the Uptown neighborhood along a Safe Passage route outside a church that was holding a prayer service at the time, officials said. The shooting happened at 5:57 p.m. on the 4500 block of North Sheridan Road, police said. Police said a white, four-door car pulled up in front of the Uptown Baptist Church at Wilson Avenue and Sheridan Road. Someone from inside the car opened fire at a group of people standing in front of the church, killing one of them and wounding four others, police said. Police believe the victims,
WILMINGTON, Del. — Beau Biden, the Delaware attorney general and the son of Vice President Joe Biden, is undergoing medical testing in Texas after being hospitalized last week for weakness and disorientation, his office said Monday night. The younger Biden, who suffered a mild stroke in 2010, began experiencing the new symptoms last Wednesday night after driving to Indiana for a family vacation, said Jason Miller, a spokesman for the Delaware Department of Justice. Biden, 44, was admitted to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago and traveled the next morning to Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia to consult with his doctor.
DENVER — You’ve got North Carolina and North Dakota, so why not Northern Colorado? Voters in several rural Colorado counties will be asked whether they want to form a new state tentatively named Northern Colorado in the November election, a reaction to the Democrat-controlled state legislature’s “war on rural Colorado.” The Weld County Commissioners voted unanimously at Monday’s meeting to place a measure on the Nov. 5 ballot asking voters whether they want the county to join other rural counties in forming another state. “The concerns of rural Coloradans have been ignored for years,” William Garcia, chairman of the Weld
CAIRO — Saudi Arabia is emerging at the forefront of a forceful effort by Persian Gulf monarchies to back Egypt’s new military leaders, exacerbating a fierce struggle for influence in the chaotic and increasingly leaderless Arab world and putting the Saudis at odds with the United States, a long-standing ally. On Monday, Saudi Arabia promised to compensate Egypt for any aid that Western countries might withdraw in response to the harsh tactics employed by Egypt’s leaders to quell protests by supporters of the country’s deposed president, in which nearly 1,000 people and more than 100 police officers are reported to
The Gallup polling organization reported Monday that President Obama has had a particularly pronounced summer swoon each year of his presidency, and that August typically brings his lowest approval ratings of the year. Throughout the day, the White House proceeded to demonstrate why this is so. The death toll is approaching 1,000 in the Egyptian military’s crackdown, the Edward Snowden case is straining international relations and new questions are emerging about privacy violations at the National Security Agency. But Obama, who just returned from a nine-day, six-golf-round vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, remained out of sight at the White House. Obama’s
CAIRO — Security forces arrested the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood on Monday night, in an escalating showdown with the influential Islamist movement that has led to the ouster of Egypt’s first democratically elected president and some of the bloodiest urban violence in its modern history. Mohammed Badie, a white-bearded professor, was shown on state television being whisked away to prison in a car, sitting next to a security officer in a bulletproof vest. His arrest, as well as those of other Muslim Brotherhood leaders, had been ordered after last month’s coup. Badie’s detention was the latest in a
An Austrian collector has found what may be the oldest globe, dated 1504, to depict the New World, engraved with immaculate detail on two conjoined halves of ostrich eggs. The globe, about the size of a grapefruit, is labeled in Latin and includes what were considered exotic territories such as Japan, Brazil and Arabia. North America is depicted as a group of scattered islands. The globe’s lone sentence, above the coast of Southeast Asia, is “Hic Sunt Dracones.” “?‘Here be dragons,’ a very interesting sentence,” said Thomas Sander, editor of the Portolan, the journal of the Washington Map Society. The
A future king sleeps peacefully in the arms of his doting mother in a family snapshot... taken by his grandfather. Previous royal heirs, Prince William included, have had their first official portraits taken by society legends such as Sir Cecil Beaton and Lord Snowdon. But Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge owes his to a humble ‘point and shoot’ wielded by Kate’s father, Michael Middleton. And the setting? The Middletons’ sun-dappled back garden in Berkshire, with family pets Lupo and Tilly even getting in on the act.The finished result
Egyptian authorities escalated their crackdown on deposed President Mohamed Mursi´s Muslim Brotherhood by arresting the Islamist organization´s top leader, state media reported on Tuesday. Mohamed Badie, 70, was detained at a residential apartment in Nasr City in northeast Cairo "after information came to the security apparatus locating his place of hiding," the state news agency reported. The Interior Ministry´s Facebook page showed a picture of Badie, with dark rings under his eyes, sitting in a car between two men in black body armour, with a caption confirming his arrest. "Carrying out the decisions of the public prosecutor to arrest and
Days after the RNC agreed to boycott CNN and NBC/MSNBC when it comes to hosting GOP presidential primary debates, CNN Films made a move that only serves to vindicate that boycott. As its senior director, CNN Films just announced the hiring of Courtney Sexton, the force behind a number of left-wing documentaries, including Al Gore´s "An Inconvenient Truth": Sexton spent eight years at Participant Media, managing such documentaries as "An Inconvenient Truth" and "Food, Inc." from development to release. … "We´re thrilled to have a film executive with Courtney´s experience and talent join CNN Films," said Vinnie Malhotra, senior vice
The U.S. government has decided privately to act as if the military takeover of Egypt was a coup, temporarily suspending most forms of military aid, despite deciding not to announce publicly a coup determination one way or the other, according to a leading U.S. senator. In the latest example of its poorly understood Egypt policy, the Obama administration has decided to temporarily suspend the disbursement of most direct military aid, the delivery of weapons to the Egyptian military, and some forms of economic aid to the Egyptian government while it conducts a broad review of the relationship. The administration won’t
Washington -The editor of the Guardian, a major outlet for revelations based on leaks from former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, says the British government threatened legal action against the newspaper unless it either destroyed the classified documents or handed them back to British authorities. In an article posted on the British newspaper´s website on Monday, Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger said that a month ago, after the newspaper had published several stories based on Snowden´s material, a British official advised him: "You´ve had your fun. Now we want the stuff back." After further talks with the government, Rusbridger said, two
DETROIT, Aug 19 (Reuters) - One of Detroit´s biggest public labor unions on Monday became the first major party to file an objection to the city´s bankruptcy filing ahead of a midnight deadline for challenges. (Snip) Detroit, a former manufacturing powerhouse and cradle of the U.S. automotive industry and Motown music, has struggled for decades as companies moved or closed, crime surged and its population fell from a peak of 1.8 million in the 1950s to around 700,000 currently. The city´s revenue fell short of spending, while its budgets and borrowing ballooned.
WASHINGTON — Watch out, Bo — there’s a new dog in town. The White House says the Obamas have added a second dog to the first family. Her name is Sunny, and she’s a Portuguese Water Dog — the same breed as the Obamas’ other dog, Bo. The White House says that breed works well for the Obamas because of family allergies. Sunny was born a year ago in June in Michigan and arrived at the White House Monday. She’s expected to join Bo for evening walks and the occasional Oval Office huddle with the president. The White House says
A liberal organization tapped Monday to manage a new federal government-sponsored video contest aimed at encouraging young Americans to embrace Obamacare is run by ACORN´s former top lobbyist, MailOnline can reveal. ACORN, the once-mighty Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, crumbled in 2010 just months after a video sting operation showed its employees advising activists posing as a pimp and prostitute on how to evade federal taxes and hide crimes including human trafficking and prostitution.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) will headline the California Republican Party´s annual convention this fall. "He´s speaking Saturday night," California Republican Party spokesman Mark Standriff tells The Hill. Perry has shown an interest in another run for president in 2016, and California is a major state for political donors in both parties. The Texas governor has had an interesting past relationship with California — earlier this year he ran ads encouraging businesses in the state to move to Texas. "Building a business is tough, but I hear building a business in California is next to impossible," Perry says in the
National Security Adviser Susan Rice thanked President Obama for standing up to Republicans critical of her explanation for the Benghazi terror attack and hinted at a future Senate run in an interview in September´s edition of Vogue. Rice told the fashion magazine that she “wouldn´t rule it out” when asked about her childhood dream of becoming a senator. The former ambassador to the United Nations also declared herself “very grateful” that the president publicly defended her when she came under attack on Benghazi. “My first reaction was that it´s a damn shame that the president of the United States has
If the police arrest you, do they need a warrant to rifle through your cellphone? Courts have been split on the question. Last week the Obama administration asked the Supreme Court to resolve the issue and rule that the Fourth Amendment allows warrantless cellphone searches. In 2007, the police arrested a Massachusetts man who appeared to be selling crack cocaine from his car. The cops seized his cellphone and noticed that it was receiving calls from “My House.” They opened the phone to determine the number for “My House.” That led them to the man’s home, where the police found drugs,
Justice Minister Tzipi Livni announced late Monday night that she had appointed renowned Prof. Ruth Gavison to draft a constitutional provision defining the exact dimensions of what it means for Israel to be a “Jewish and democratic state.” Livni highlighted that this was the “first time” that a comprehensive effort on this issue was being undertaken, implying that prior efforts had been targeted at narrow aspects of the issue. She added that this definition was necessary in light of “the substantive societal and legal dispute, and the many proposed laws in which every part of the political map is trying
Leadership: With a lethal combination of arrogance and naivete, the U.S. has mishandled a crisis of its own making in the Mideast´s most important Arab power. Egypt might now turn back toward Moscow. Anwar Sadat was remarkable in more ways than one. On top of making peace with Egypt´s longtime foe, Israel, he took the land of the pharaohs out of the Soviet orbit into what seemed a permanent friendship with America, something that appeared impossible under his predecessor, the leftist Gamal Abdel Nasser. Perhaps even more amazing, after Sadat´s 1981 assassination his legacy of peace and close ties with the U.S.