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Hillary´s question: not if, but how
Yahoo!News, by Matt Bai    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/7/2014 6:23:33 AM     Post Reply
Let’s be clear about this much: no matter what the soothsayers on cable TV tell you, Hillary Clinton is no more likely to clear the Democratic field and avoid a primary in 2016 than Dennis Rodman is to become her secretary of state. Walter Mondale couldn’t pull that off in 1984, and Al Gore couldn’t do it in 2000, and the conditions for Washington-anointed frontrunners have only gotten exponentially harder since then. Somewhere out there is a guy you’ve barely heard of – name of O’Malley or Schweitzer or Hickenlooper – whose idea of fun is spending every night of the

Barbara Walters stuns with
slap at Vargas over alcohol
New York Post, by Emily Smith    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 2/7/2014 6:12:32 AM     Post Reply
The air froze over on “The View” when Barbara Walters made a catty comment about Elizabeth Vargas’ battle with alcohol addiction. As “20/20” anchor Vargas appeared on the show Thursday to discuss her recovery, she explained how she kept her battle a secret from her ABC colleagues.But Walters snipped, “We all knew!”Vargas looked “like she had been slapped in the face, and the atmosphere turned Polar Vortex,” noted one spy. The barbed comment did not impress ABC brass, who thought Barbara was out of line, we are told. Walters later called Vargas to apologize.Last night, they made light of the cringe-worthy

Famed Pilot Chuck Yeager Sued
by Homeowners Group
Sacramento Bee (CA), by Andy Furillo    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/7/2014 4:08:09 AM     Post Reply
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -Retired Air Force Brigadier Gen. Chuck Yeager could have thought of a few other things he´d rather be doing Tuesday, but there he was in a Sacramento courtroom defending himself in a lawsuit that´s gone to trial. "It´s different," Yeager said, outside Judge Judy Hersher´s downtown courtroom, where the famed test pilot and his wife are the subjects of a lawsuit by a Sacramento homeowners association that claims the couple owes it about $28,000. If it weren´t for the Superior Court trial, Yeager said he´d probably be up in the air, flying an airplane, and probably down toward

  


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Clinton goes vegan at Vegas
Vic & Anthony’s
Houston Chronicle, by Melissa Aguilar    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/7/2014 3:45:54 AM     Post Reply
Tilman Fertitta hosted former President Bill Clinton and 1300 Landry’s managers and vendors at the chain’s annual leadership conference Tuesday at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas. Vic & Anthony’s chef Carlos Rodriguez flew in to cook a private dinner for Clinton and VIPs, including Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly, the night before the conference. (Snip) But Clinton wasn’t having V&A’s famous steaks: “20 year steakhouse veteran hand picked to cook a vegan meal,” tweeted Rodriguez , who was up for the “vegan and gourmet” challenge. What did he cook? “Gnocchi for entree, kale and quinoa salad, and some easy

Sen. Tim Scott: NAACP official’s
comments about GOP and minorities
are ‘ridiculous’
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/7/2014 3:39:20 AM     Post Reply
Sen. Tim Scott told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren Thursday night he finds the recent accusation by North Carolina NAACP Director Rev. William Barber that the GOP uses people of color as mouthpieces “ridiculous,” and he is concerned about the effect such comments are having on kids. Scott, R-SC, said on “On the Record” Barber’s comments and comments like it are troublesome because they encourage “monolithic” thinking in poor, black communities. “That should be challenged every time it comes out because it’s just wrong,” Scott said, “and the impact of those comments on people who are looking for a way

AOL cuts benefits, blames Obamacare
CNN Money, by Tami Luhby    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 2/7/2014 2:57:50 AM     Post Reply
New York - AOL became the latest company to blame Obamacare for cutting back on employee benefits. The tech firm will now pay its 401(k) company match only to employees who are active on Dec. 31 of that year, as opposed to in their paychecks throughout the year. So those who leave the company before the end of the year will forfeit the match. AOL CEO Tim Armstrong blamed $7.1 million in additional Obamacare costs the company is facing this year. Had the company not made the change in its 401(k) payments, employees would have seen their health insurance costs increase, he told CNN Thursday.

National Republican Congressional
Campaign using fake Democrat
websites to lure voters
CNN, by Drew Griffin    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 2/7/2014 2:50:31 AM     Post Reply
A warning this election season: If you are searching the Web for information on Democratic congressional candidates, read the fine print. At least 15 websites that appear to be official campaign sites for Democratic candidates, are actually the handiwork of the National Republican Congressional Committee. In an effort to improve their online efforts this election season, the NRCC’s digital team came up with what the group believes is a great idea: get out the Republican message through fake Democrat sites. “The idea is people who are looking for information on the candidate, one of the places we all go now

  


  

ObamaCare has at least one
big fan, and he’s in … Iran
Fox News, by Lisa Daftari    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 2/7/2014 2:36:53 AM     Post Reply
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced plans Wednesday via his English language Twitter account to emulate President Obama’s signature Affordable Care Act. And he even paid homage to his American counterpart. (Tweet) Many of Rouhani more than 170,000 followers on Twitter jumped on the Tweet, making references to ObamaCare’s troubled rollout in the U.S. But whatever the programs troubles stateside, Rouhani is apparently genuinely inspired by it. The Iranian president said he plans to enact a national health care program by 2018 during his televised speech Wednesday, although he did not make the connection to the

US reportedly waives sanctions
on Iran´s state broadcaster
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 2/7/2014 2:28:13 AM     Post Reply
Washington - The Obama administration is temporarily waiving sanctions on Iran´s state broadcaster, a senior Obama administration official said late Thursday. (Snip) The official said the move comes after the U.S. determined that "harmful satellite interference" was not currently emanating from Iran. The U.S. levied sanctions on Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting last year, charging that the state-run broadcaster was blocking foreign channels that the government found objectionable and citing human rights groups who say the broadcaster distorted and falsified reports. The official confirmed the waiver the same day

Secret court approves
phone surveillance changes
McClatchy Newspapers, by James Rosen    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 2/7/2014 2:06:16 AM     Post Reply
National intelligence chief James R. Clapper said Thursday that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court had approved two limits on how the government can use huge volumes of data it collects about Americans´ phone use. The new restrictions were among reforms promised last month by President Barack Obama to the controversial anti-terror surveillance program of the National Security Agency. Under the first change, Clapper said, the massive caches of phone records can be searched only after a court finds that there is "a reasonable, articulable suspicion that the selection term is associated with an approved international

U.S. pro-Israel group:
Wait before Iran sanctions vote
United Press International, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 2/7/2014 1:57:46 AM     Post Reply
Washington - The main pro-Israel U.S. lobby came out against an immediate vote on imposing sanctions on Iran, hours after 42 Republican senators demanded a vote within days. (Snip) "We agree with the chairman that stopping the Iranian nuclear program should rest on bipartisan support and that there should not be a vote at this time on the measure," AIPAC said in a statement. "We have not and are not calling for [an] immediate vote," an AIPAC official told the Washington newspaper the Hill. The New York Times said AIPAC previously pressured Senate Democrats to vote for the bill.

  


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Exclusive: Pentagon to boost
missile defense spending by
over $4 billion: sources
Reuters, by Andrea Shalal-Esa    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 2/7/2014 1:37:22 AM     Post Reply
Washington - The U.S. Defense Department plans to ask Congress for $4.5 billion in extra missile defense funding over the next five years as part of the fiscal 2015 budget request, say congressional sources and an expert. (Snip) The Pentagon´s request for added funding comes despite continued pressure on military spending and cuts in other arms programs, a sign of Washington´s growing concern about missile development efforts by North Korea and Iran, the sources said. The White House plans to send its fiscal 2015 budget request to Congress on March 4. Missile defense is one of the biggest items in

Doctor diagnoses man
with help from TV´s ´House´
Associated Press, by Maria Cheng    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 2/7/2014 1:28:49 AM     Post Reply
London - If you’re unlucky enough to be stricken with a rare medical condition, you´d better hope your doctor watches the right television show. That was the lesson for one German man with severe heart failure and a puzzling mix of symptoms including fever, blindness, deafness and enlarged lymph nodes, which stumped doctors for months. The 55-year-old man was diagnosed only when he was referred to Dr. Juergen Schaefer, a fan of the U.S. television medical drama, ‘‘House.’’ ‘‘After five minutes, I knew what was wrong,’’ said Schaefer, who works at the Center for Undiagnosed Diseases in Marburg,

In Japan, a Beloved Deaf Composer
Appears to Be None of the Above
New York Times, by Martin Fackler    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 2/7/2014 1:10:35 AM     Post Reply
Tokyo - He was celebrated as a prolific musical genius whose compositions appeared in popular video games and the competition routine of a top figure skater in the coming Sochi Olympics. His deafness won him praise as Japan’s modern-day Beethoven. It turns out his magnum opus was his own masquerade. On Thursday, Japan learned that one of its most popular musical figures, Mamoru Samuragochi, 50, had staged an elaborate hoax in which someone else had secretly written his most famous compositions, and that he had perhaps even faked his hearing disability. Across a nation long captivated by Western classical music,

He Can Carry a Tune,
but Can He Carry the Race?
New York Times, by Jennifer Steinhauer    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 2/7/2014 12:38:44 AM     Post Reply
Washington - Clay Aiken, the 2003 runner-up on “American Idol,” officially announced on Wednesday that he is running for Congress in North Carolina. Now it is time to ponder some questions he might face on the stump: 1. Many Democrats in North Carolina have bailed out of Congressional races after being drawn into heavily Republican districts, like the one you are running in. How can you win? 2. What are your thoughts on the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership and how it might affect the North Carolina manufacturing industry? 3. What do you think is harder — placing in a national singing competition

  


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Fraternity Life, Islamic Style
New York Times, by Kyle Spencer    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/6/2014 11:36:58 PM     Post Reply
Shortly before sunup, a dozen or so students at the University of California, San Diego, stumbled dutifully out of bed. They ironed their collared shirts, knotted their ties and piled into their cars. Their destination was the Islamic Center of San Diego, where they were to be initiated into the country’s first Muslim fraternity, Alpha Lambda Mu, named for three letters that start several chapters of the Quran: Alif Laam Meem. After the morning prayer, Fajr, the 13 pledges recited a passage from the Quran, then listened attentively as their adviser applied the Islamic values of loyalty, sincerity and brotherly

Police: Art thief among
2 held in violin heist
Associated Press, by Dinesh Ramde and M.L. Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 2/6/2014 11:11:58 PM     Post Reply
Milwaukee — The mystery of what happened to a multimillion-dollar Stradivarius violin stolen in a stun gun attack was answered Thursday when Milwaukee police recovered the instrument and blamed the heist at least in part on an art thief who once stole a statue from a gallery and then tried to sell it back. The violin, which was built in 1715 by the renowned Italian luthier Antonio Stradivari, is valued at $5 million. It was found hidden in a suitcase in the attic of a man who police said was unaware the instrument was in his home. Three people have been

The health-care myths we live by
Washington Post, by Charles Krauthammer    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 2/6/2014 11:05:29 PM     Post Reply
Swedish researchers report that antioxidants make cancers worse in mice. It’s already known that the antioxidant beta-carotene exacerbates lung cancers in humans. Not exactly what you’d expect given the extravagant — and incessant — claims you hear made about the miraculous effects of antioxidants. In fact, they are either useless or harmful, conclude the editors of the prestigious Annals of Internal Medicine: “Beta-carotene, vitamin E and possibly high doses of vitamin A supplements are harmful.” Moreover, “other antioxidants, folic acid and B vitamins, and multivitamin and mineral supplements are ineffective for preventing mortality or morbidity due to major chronic diseases.”

Republicans argue Obamacare is
expanding House playing field
Washington Post, by Paul Kane    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 2/6/2014 11:03:49 PM     Post Reply
House Republicans believe they can expand the field of battleground seats in the November midterm elections, following the struggled rollout for President Obama’s new health-care law and his own sagging popularity. Despite signs that barely one in 10 House seats are competitive, the National Republican Congressional Committee recently commissioned polls in four Democratic seats that are not currently on any political strategist’s radar, finding Obama deeply unpopular in several districts with a normal tilt toward Democrats. “Republicans have the opportunity to expand the playing field and stay on offense in 2014,” Liesl Hickey, executive director of the NRCC, wrote in

NYT: Democrats ´At the Highest
Levels of the Party´ Mobilizing
to Destroy Christie
Townhall, by Guy Benson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/6/2014 10:32:57 PM     Post Reply
"And we´re here to help," the Times added. Okay, maybe they didn´t actually include that verbatim quote in the piece, but the paper´s recent actions speak for themselves. In all seriousness, this report outlines the extent to which national Democrats have plotted to exploit the Fort Lee lane closures controversy to go in for the political kill: Democratic Party operatives have churned out 11 different videos depicting Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey as a revenge-happy gridlock maker who cannot keep his story straight. They are unleashing attacks on any Republican in the country who dares to defend him publicly,

  



Making butane hash a
lethal mix in home drug labs
Los Angeles Times, by Joe Mozingo    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 2/6/2014 10:32:19 PM     Post Reply
The "chef" hunkered over a batch of hash oil he was making in a kitchen in Redondo Beach, using a common but extremely dangerous method known as "open blasting." The 26-year-old meticulously stirred and heated the marijuana extract into the highest clarity, slowly producing "butane honey oil" that would be as clear and pure as amber. This potent type of hash, also called "wax," has taken off in the marijuana market with the rise of electronic cigarettes and other vaporizing devices. (Snip) And they bring on a soaring high even among longtime cannabis smokers who have a strong tolerance

Not a Smidgen of Corruption?
Cleta Mitchell Rattles Off A
Litany Of IRS Criminal Offenses
Breitbart´s InstaBlog, by Debra Heine    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/6/2014 10:29:40 PM     Post Reply
As I was watching the explosive IRS targeting hearing, this morning, I was reminded of Speaker Boehner´s words from eight and a half months ago. "My question isn´t about who is going to resign. My question is who´s going to jail over this scandal?" Since then, the Obama administration has gone from an initial "outrage" phase to a "phony scandal" phase, to the current old news/"what difference does it make" phase in which they think enough time has passed that they can push IRS rules on 501 (C) (4) groups that codify into law the what the IRS did to

FBI Agents revolt against Eric Holder
PowerLine, by Paul Mirengoff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/6/2014 10:28:00 PM     Post Reply
First it was the Justice Department’s career prosecutors; now it’s FBI agents. The federal employees responsible for fighting crime are simply unable to digest the anti-law enforcement slop being served up by their boss, Attorney General Holder. The FBI’s beef is with the selection of Debo Adegbile as Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division. The FBI Agents Association’s opposition is based on the way in which Adegbile defended, and led the cheers for, cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. The problem isn’t that Adegbile defended Abu-Jamal. The problem, as Bill Otis explains, is that Adegbile led a street campaign to

Bill De Blasio to Close New
York Schools for Ramadan´s
End, Chinese New Year
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Robert Wilde    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/6/2014 10:24:16 PM     Post Reply
Newly-minted Mayor of New York City Bill De Blasio is calling for school closures on two Muslim holidays and the Lunar New Year. Eid al-Fitr, which marks the last day of Ramadan, Eid al-Adha, also known as the Feast of the Sacrifice, and the Lunar New Year, which celebrates the first day of the Chinese Calendar Year, were all given the go-ahead; but De Blasio passed over the Hindu festival Diwali. Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights—which celebrates life, its enjoyment, and goodness—has historical origins dating back to Indian “harvest” festivals. Dr. Shashi Shah of the Association of

Senators Refuse to be
Obama’s ‘Scapegoats for
a Bad Deal’ with Iran
PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 2/6/2014 10:01:27 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration’s Iran deal came under pressure on three fronts in Congress today: from the Democratic author of the sanctions bill who vowed to “not yield” under the White House’s veto threats, from Senate Republicans leaning on Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to bring that bill to the floor, and from one lawmaker asking President Obama if he planned to get Congress’ approval to undo existing sanctions law. In a mostly desolate Senate chamber Thursday afternoon, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) propped up incendiary quotes from Iranian leaders on a large easel as he

Iran rejects US remarks
on its nuclear facilities
Agence France-Presse, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: mark34- 2/6/2014 10:00:59 PM     Post Reply
Iran´s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday rejected as "worthless" a US claim that Tehran has no need for some of its nuclear facilities, media reported. "Iran´s nuclear technology is non-negotiable and comments about Iran´s nuclear facilities are worthless and there is no need to negotiate or hold talks about them," said Zarif, reacting to the remarks of the US top diplomat in the nuclear talks, ISNA news agency reported. "Those who know our peaceful objectives are also aware that we will not negotiate about our (nuclear) facilities," Zarif added.

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