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Romney: Christie´s presidential
ambitions ´not hurt´ by bridge scandal
The Hill [DC], by Justin Sink    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/16/2014 4:08:32 PM     Post Reply
Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Friday that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie handled the scandal over lane closures on the George Washington bridge “in a very effective way” and that the controversy would not hurt his presidential ambitions. “A member of his administration did something that he was unaware of and that he found reprehensible,” Romney told the Washington Post. “He faced the American people for two hours, took their questions. He dismissed people who were responsible. He took personal responsibility. That’s what a leader does.” The former Massachusetts governor said he´d emailed Christie since news of the scandal broke

Cornyn won’t pay a price for defying
Ted Cruz on budget ceiling vote
Dallas Morning News, by Todd J. Gillman    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/16/2014 4:03:43 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Politics is sometimes the art of choosing the lesser of evils. For Sen. John Cornyn and other GOP leaders, it was better to let Democrats raise the debt ceiling last week than to dig in and risk a federal default. But tamping down a filibuster from Sen. Ted Cruz invited the wrath of the tea party. We’ll find out soon enough whether Cornyn pays a price — or, possibly, emerges stronger and more independent after the March 4 primary.(Snip)To many Republicans, the fight Cruz had picked was the wrong one. Default would have dire implications for the world economy. Even toying

Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland
Security, wins confidence of many
New York Daily News, by Joseph Straw    Original Article
Posted By: athina- 2/16/2014 3:50:41 PM     Post Reply
The fourth person to head the Department of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, is the only one who watched firsthand as terrorists struck New York. “Like millions of others that day,” Johnson told the U.S. Conference of Mayors recently, “I was shocked, I was devastated, I wanted to do something.” The opportunity came in 2009, when President Obama asked him to be the Pentagon’s general counsel, supervising 10,000 lawyers and delivering advice to Defense Secretary Robert Gates on every major military operation — including the high-risk mission that ended Osama Bin Laden’s life.

  


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Résumé fibber now a
principal at charter school
New York Post, by Laura Italiano and Aaron Feis    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 2/16/2014 2:56:22 PM     Post Reply
He might have pulled it off if the “secret handshake” hadn’t given him away as a liar. Brooklyn charter-school principal Lewis Franklin Thomas III has been booted from education jobs in three other cities after a string of résumé falsehoods — which were first exposed in Cleveland in 2005 after he claimed he was a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity but couldn’t do the handshake, the education news site Chalkbeat reported. And while Thomas has deleted the fictitious frat membership from his bio — and no longer claims, as he did in Cleveland, that he had held staff jobs with

In Indonesia, Kerry blasts
climate change deniers
Associated Press, by Matthew Lee    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 2/16/2014 1:25:13 PM     Post Reply
Jakarta, Indonesia - Climate change may be the world´s "most fearsome" weapon of mass destruction and urgent global action is needed to combat it, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday, comparing those who deny its existence or question its causes to people who insist the Earth is flat. In a speech to Indonesian students, civic leaders and government officials in Jakarta, Kerry laid into climate change skeptics, accusing them of using shoddy science and scientists to delay measures needed to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases at the risk of imperiling the planet. He also went after those

Obama Tees Off on Billionaire’s
Private Golf Course
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/16/2014 1:22:10 PM     Post Reply
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. — President Barack Obama is teeing off on a private California golf course owned by supporter Larry Ellison, the billionaire co-founder of the Oracle software company. Ellison ranks third on Forbes’ annual list of the 400 richest Americans, with an estimated $41 billion fortune. His 249-acre desert property in Rancho Mirage came with a 19-hole private golf course. The extra hole is available for playoffs. The White House says Obama’s foursome includes childhood friends Bobby Titcomb, Greg Orme and Michael Ramos. Obama was spending the weekend in California after meeting Friday at a resort with Jordan’s king.

Republicans: Obama violating Constitution,
but little can be done about it
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: holding my nose again- 2/16/2014 12:04:09 PM     Post Reply
Washington Republicans on Sunday restated their argument that President Obama has violated the Constitution by using executive orders to alter the Affordable Care Act, but acknowledged they likely have no recourse or ability to stop another incident. Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, told “Fox News Sunday” that congressional Republicans think the president abused the government’s separation of powers by using the executive orders to sidestep Congress and delay the law’s employer mandate. “The president knows this is wrong.” - Sen. Mike Lee - However, he said critics would have a tough time winning in court because Congress lacks

  


  

Horror at the world´s largest
solar farm days after it opens
as it is revealed panels are
SCORCHING birds that fly over them
Daily Mail (UK), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/16/2014 11:49:25 AM     Post Reply
Environmentalists have hit out at a giant new solar farm in the Mojave Desert as mounting evidence reveals birds flying through the extremely hot ´thermal flux´ surrounding the towers are being scorched. After years of regulatory tangles around the impact on desert wildlife, the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System opened on Thursday but environmental groups say the nearly 350,000 gigantic mirrors are generating 1000 degree Fahrenheit temperatures which are killing and singing birds. According to compliance documents released by developer BrightSource Energy last year, dozens of birds were found injured at the site during the building stage. State and federal

CNN’s Candy Crowley Invokes
‘The Sound of Music’: ‘How Do
You Solve a Problem Like Ted Cruz?’
Newsbusters, by Jeffrey Meyer    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/16/2014 11:41:56 AM     Post Reply
Candy Crowley is no stranger to injecting herself into political debates. Readers of NewsBusters will remember that her worst offense was during a 2012 presidential debate when she teamed up with President Obama to attack Mitt Romney over Benghazi. Despite Ms. Crowley’s past offenses, Ms. Crowley continued to show her dislike of the GOP during her February 16 State of the Union program. Speaking to her panel, Crowley invoked the famous song from “The Sound of Music” to ask “How do they solve a problem like Ted Cruz in the Republican caucus in the Senate?” [See video below.] At issue

Romney: Will take a long time to
gauge impact of same-sex marriage
Washington Times (D.C), by Tom Howell Jr.    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/16/2014 11:32:32 AM     Post Reply
Former Gov. Mitt Romney said Sunday if gay couples want to live together, then “that’s their right,” but he still feels marriage should be defined as a relationship between a man and woman. “And I think the ideal setting for raising a child is in a setting where there’s a father and a mother,” Mr. Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee, told NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “Now, there are many other different settings that children are raised in, and people have the right to live their life as they want to. But I think marriage should be defined in the

John Henson, son of Muppets
creator, dies in NY
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/16/2014 11:27:40 AM     Post Reply
SAUGERTIES, N.Y.- Puppeteer John Henson, the son of the late Muppets creator Jim Henson, has died in New York. He was 48. Cheryl Henson says her brother died of a "massive heart attack" at his home in Cheryl Henson says her brother died of a "massive heart attack" at his home in Saugerties on Friday. She says it happened after he had been building an igloo in the snow with his daughter. Henson followed in his famous father´s footsteps as a puppeteer, performing as Sweetums the ogre in several films, including "Muppet Treasure Island" and "It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie."

  


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NBC Brought Own Starbucks
Shop to Sochi
Breitbart Sports, by Mary Chastain    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/16/2014 11:14:58 AM     Post Reply
There is a Starbucks in Sochi, Russia during the 2014 Winter Olympics even though they are not an official sponsor of the games. The nearest one is in the small town Rostov-on-Don. But NBC employees enjoy this small luxury most Americans take for granted. They flew in their own Starbucks and set up shop in their corner of the Olympics broadcasting center. It is open 24 hours for the 2,500 people NBC flew to Sochi. NBC said they are not violating the non-sponsor rules because it is behind closed doors and not open to the public. Bringing in the joe is a delicate exercise. NBC flies in a rotating crew of some 15 baristas from Starbucks

Hundreds of British jihadis returning from fight
in Syria spark terror alert after police and MI5
thwart Mumbai-style attack on London
Daily Mail [UK], by Amanda Williams    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/16/2014 11:02:46 AM     Post Reply
Hundreds of British jihadis have returned from fighting in Syria, sparking a terror alert in Britain. Senior security officials have said that around 250 British based ´extremist tourists´ have returned home, and are now suspected of wanting to carry out attacks here. The figure is five times higher than previously thought and includes several ´veterans´ who have fought in Afghanistan and Pakistan. MI5 and police have already intercepted an alleged serious plot by jihadis returning from the war torn region last Autumn. They were said to be planning a Mumbai-style gun attack on civilians in a crowded place, possibly London.

´I can’t look after my son any more,
but at least I can look after his dog´
Telegraph [UK], by Patrick Sawer    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/16/2014 10:53:31 AM     Post Reply
Paratrooper Conrad Lewis and the mongrel dog he adopted on patrol were constant companions amid the dangers of Afghanistan’s Helmand province. Such was their attachment that when Private Lewis was killed by a sniper’s bullet, his grieving family did all they could to arrange for the animal to be brought back to the UK to live with them. [Snip] The charity, called the Nowzad Dogs Animal Shelter after the Afghan town in which it was founded by a Royal Marine, runs the only dog refuge operating in Afghanistan, taking in hundreds of the country’s stray and abandoned pets. Since it opened it has arranged for dozens of dogs such

When Harry met Joy and her
Battle of Britain comrades
Telegraph [UK], by Patrick Sawer    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/16/2014 10:38:10 AM     Post Reply
To Churchill and all Britons of a certain age they were ´The Few’, that band of brave men and women who kept Hitler’s Luftwaffe at bay during the dark days of the Battle of Britain. [Snip] Visiting Goodwood, close to former RAF Westhampnett--from where many of the Battle of Britain sorties flew--the Prince, himself a helicopter pilot and co-gunner during the more recent campaign in Afghanistan, inspected a Spitfire fighter, one of the aircraft which did so much in defending these islands. During his visit, which saw him sit briefly in the cockpit of the rare two seater model, Prince Harry met Joy Lofthouse, 91, who, as a member of the

  


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UK weather: it´s not as weird
as our warmists claim
Telegraph [UK], by Christopher Booker    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/16/2014 10:32:33 AM     Post Reply
Inevitably, in the wake of all these dramatic storms and floods, the usual suspects, eagerly abetted by the BBC, Channel 4 News and Sky, piled in to claim that the latest “extreme weather events”--coupled with blizzards in 49 of the 50 American states--are clear evidence of man-made global warming. At their forefront, proclaiming that “all the evidence suggests there is a link to climate change”, was that arch-climate proponent Dame Julia Slingo, chief scientist at the Met Office; that same Met Office that, back in November, was predicting that “precipitation” for the three months between December and February was likely

Debt-ceiling surrender
Washington Times, by Tod Rokita    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 2/16/2014 9:37:29 AM     Post Reply
As is generally the case in Washington, last week’s debt-ceiling increase demonstrated once again that responsible solutions to help all Americans and their children live better lives are cast aside in favor of short-term political considerations. I ran for Congress to solve the greatest problem facing our nation today and in the future — the national debt. The former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen, has called the national debt “the most significant threat to our national security,” not to mention to our prosperity and that of future generations. The very first ad of my campaign for Congress

St. Paul Man Faces Murder Charges
After Stabbing Co-Worker
KSTP-TV [Saint Paul, MN], by Todd Wilson    Original Article
Posted By: voxpopuli- 2/16/2014 9:17:40 AM     Post Reply
A young woman sobs at the door of an apartment in Fridley. She claims to be the daughter of 44-year-old Uriel Ortiz, who was stabbed to death Thursday while at a floral nursery in the east metro. "He was a good man," she said. 59-year-old Gregorio Ramirez is charged with stabbing and killing Ortiz. Rameriz was his co-worker at Bailey Nurseries in Newport. Police say, Thursday afternoon they got a call about a medical emergency at the nursery. When they got there Ortiz was already dead. An investigation began and it determined Ramirez was the only person with Ortiz at the time of the stabbing.

Rescuing a Vietnam Casualty: Johnson’s Legacy
New York Times, by Adam Nagourney    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/16/2014 9:16:59 AM     Post Reply
AUSTIN, Tex. — Luci Baines Johnson leaned forward in her father’s private suite at the L.B.J. Presidential Library, her voice breaking as she recounted the “agony of Vietnam” that engulfed Lyndon Baines Johnson and the pain she feels to this day of witnessing his presidency judged through the prism of a failed war. “Nobody wanted that war less than Lyndon Johnson,” said Ms. Johnson, 66, who is the president’s younger daughter. “No matter how hard he tried, he didn’t seem to be able to get out of that quagmire. Not only did he not get out of it in his lifetime,

‘Sister Wives’ Prompts Pro Polygamy
Ruling and Debate in Utah
ABC News, by Cecilia Vega    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 2/16/2014 8:50:38 AM     Post Reply
One husband, four wives and 17 children. America knows them as reality TV stars on the hit show Sister Wives, but today they are unlikely legal crusaders in a fight over the fate of polygamy. “I think that anybody should be able to organize their family according to how they choose,” said Kody Brown. It is an epic court battle, with Kody Brown and his wives against the state of Utah. They maintain theirs is a healthy lifestyle, where the wives have jobs, the children go to school, and everyone stands on equal ground. But that is not how authorities in Utah see it.

  



Is CAIR a RICO case?
American Thinker, by Mathew Hurwitz    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/16/2014 8:46:50 AM     Post Reply
The Council on American Islamic Relations, CAIR, claims to be an anti-defamation organization. In fact, as we shall see, it is anything but. CAIR was founded in 1994 by Nihad Awad and Omar Ahmed, who had ties with the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), which was established by the terrorist organization Hamas. Therefore, it is an outgrowth of the IAP. It opened its first office in Washington, D.C. with a donation from the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, the largest Islamic charity in the U.S. CAIR should be, but is not, registered as a foreign agent. Only 1% of

UAW Crushed. What Comes Next?
Daily Caller, by Mickey Kaus    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 2/16/2014 8:09:25 AM     Post Reply
No wonder they wanted card check: I remember, toward the end of the last Bush administration, whippersnappers all the confident young Dem policy warriors repeating labor’s talking points about the need to allow the secret ballot in union recognition elections to be replaced by “card check,” a system in which workers sign cards in the presence of union organizers. Without card check, management would “coerce” workers by pointing out the downside of unionization in mandatory propaganda meetings. Wasn’t it possible that workers who turned down unions simply looked at what Wagner Act unionism had done, say, to Detroit, and decided for

Ted Cruz takes heat for telling
the truth about debt limit
Washington Examiner, by Star Parker    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 2/16/2014 7:23:00 AM     Post Reply
Once again, bitter feelings are being cast in the direction of Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. With the House passing the “clean” debt ceiling bill and sending it to the Democratic-controlled Senate, it was clear that this particular bill was going to be passed and sent to the president for his signature. But Cruz didn´t want to let Senate Republicans, including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., off the hook and give President Obama a blank check to once again increase the debt ceiling as we are drowning in red ink. He didn't want Republicans to simply vote against the bill, hiding behind the Democrat majority who were sure to pass it.

Getting a grip on the realities
of the federal budget
Creators Syndicate, by Scott Rasmussen    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 2/16/2014 7:02:20 AM     Post Reply
The big story about the federal budget this week was the Republican Party´s struggle to deal with raising the debt ceiling. Last year´s big budget story was President Obama and the Democrats coming to grips with the so-called sequester, a policy gimmick that modestly slowed the growth of federal spending. Neither of these storylines came anywhere close to dealing with reality. The two teams of Washington insiders get hung up on these side issues because they´re better at symbolism than substance. For substance, start with the fact that the federal government is not $17 trillion in debt. That figure excludes

Ted Cruz forces GOP leaders to
vote for bill they wanted to pass
Washington Examiner, by Timothy P. Carney    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 2/16/2014 6:51:03 AM     Post Reply
“Vote No; Hope Yes.” This might as well be the official motto of the Republican Party -- among both the establishment wing and the Tea Party wing. But the Tea Partiers also use this Vote No; Hope Yes strategy. I first encountered Vote No; Hope Yes during the debt-limit showdown last October. The government had been shut down for more than two weeks, and the Treasury was a few hours from crashing into the debt ceiling. A clean debt-limit hike was on the table -- no spending cuts, no budget reforms. In the recent intra-Republican drama, Senate Minority Leader Mitch

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