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How Hillary Clinton sicced the FBI
on the White House travel office
Daily Caller, by Marinka Peschmann    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/18/2014 5:53:03 AM     Post Reply
As speculation that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will run for President in 2016 heats up, the question that must be asked is: Hillary 2016, prison or POTUS? Recently, the Washington Free Beacon reported on statements found in archival documents by one of Hillary Clinton’s closest friends, Diane Blair, painting a portrait of Hillary as a ruthless First Lady. Without question ruthless is an accurate description except not only is Hillary ruthless, she is lawless. As former civil servant Linda Tripp of Bill Clinton’s impeachment fame recounted to this journalist during the Clintons’ last year in the White House, Hillary was behind

Sochi Olympics Official: We
Realized Hotel Problems ´Too Late´
Wall Street Journal, by Matthew Futterman & Gregory L. White    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 2/18/2014 5:49:12 AM     Post Reply
Sochi, Russia The International Olympic Committee´s chief coordinator for the Sochi Games said Monday the organization sounded a "red alert" in September because delays in hotel construction were posing a serious threat to the event. In an interview, Jean-Claude Killy, the IOC´s chief supervisor of the 2014 Olympics, offered the first public explanation for the rocky launch of these Games. Early arrivals here encountered unfinished hotels, unopened shops and myriad problems. Killy, who won three Olympic gold medals skiing for France, said that despite making 40 trips to Sochi in the seven years leading up to the Games, he didn´t understand the depth

Scientists mystified as 20 earthquakes
hit Oklahoma in one day
Daily Mail [UK], by Daily Mail Reporter & Associated Press    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/18/2014 5:39:42 AM     Post Reply
Residents of Oklahoma were left feeling rattled over the weekend after a strong of some 20 earthquakes as powerful as 3.5 magnitude rocked the central part of the state on Saturday alone. Areas north of Oklahoma City felt the brunt of the temblors, which some say were accompanied by startling booms like the sound of an explosion. The mystery earthquake wave now has residents fearing for their personal safety and the security of their property. Meanwhile, scientists have been left scratching their heads over the quakes, which are becoming more frequent each day. ´Felt like bombs going off. It´s just a huge

  


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The Tea Party’s Gift to American Politics
Commentary Magazine, by Peter Wehner    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/18/2014 5:37:31 AM     Post Reply
On Fox News Sunday Senator Mike Lee debated Representative Xavier Becerra over the president’s repeated lawless acts related to the Affordable Care Act. (Mr. Obama has unilaterally changed or delayed the ACA 24 times without seeking the approval of Congress.) It was a rout, with Senator Lee blowing apart the argument offered up by Representative Becerra. The Democrat from California was misleading in his claims. He ducked the questions asked by host Chris Wallace and kept reverting to pabulum and talking points. Senator Lee, on the other hand, was terrific. His answers were crisp, direct, and articulate. He was principled without coming

Cruz Control?
Creators Syndicate, by Thomas Sowell    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/18/2014 5:29:00 AM     Post Reply
Freshman Senator Ted Cruz says many things that need to be said and says them well. Moreover, some of these things are what many, if not most, Americans believe wholeheartedly. Yet we need to remember that the same was true of another freshman Senator, just a relatively few years ago, who parlayed his ability to say things that resonated with the voters into two terms in the White House. Who would disagree that if you want your doctor, you should be able to keep your doctor? Who would disagree with the idea of a more transparent administration in Washington, or

Three U.S. Embassy officials given 48
hours to leave Venezuela amid protests
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/18/2014 5:22:19 AM     Post Reply
CARACAS, Venezuela — President Nicolas Maduro´s government on Monday gave three U.S. Embassy officials 48 hours to leave the country, accusing the Obama administration of siding with student protesters that Venezuela accuses of inciting violence. The announcement by Foreign Minister Elias Jaua came amid fears that renewed clashes could erupt Tuesday when both pro- and anti-government activists hold demonstrations in the capital. Jaua said the senior U.S. consular officers were trying to infiltrate Venezuelan universities, the hotbed of the recent unrest, under the cover of doing visa outreach. Repeating charges by Maduro, who has expelled American diplomats twice before, Jaua said the

Why the so-called ´Dark Ages´
were just as civilised as the
savage Roman Empire
Telegraph [UK], by Dominic Selwood    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/18/2014 5:21:03 AM     Post Reply
In the epic 1982 swords-and-sorcery film Conan the Barbarian, when the massively muscled hero is asked what is best in life, he memorably decrees: “To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women.” Conan, like Game of Thrones (its modern progeny), is set in a fictional age, but the saga’s look and feel is a hundred per cent Dark Ages Europe. The Dark Ages. The thousand years that filled the void from the fall of the Roman Empire to the start of the Renaissance – a period of blood, conflict, destruction, and

  


  

The 10 Most Outrageous Stimulus Projects
Washington Free Beacon, by Elizabeth Harrington    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 2/18/2014 5:19:29 AM     Post Reply
Today marks the five-year anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Commonly known as the stimulus, the nearly $1 trillion law was hailed as an opportunity to bring America into the “21st century.” Just two years after the bill was signed into law, President Barack Obama admitted, “shovel-ready was not as shovel-ready as we expected.” While the law failed to create jobs as promised, it has provided plenty of examples of waste, fraud, and abuse. Five years and at least $816.3 billion later, here are 10 ways the government wasted taxpayer money. 10) $1.3 Million for Stimulus Highway Signs

Kerry Generates 12 Tons of CO2
on Trip Discussing Climate Change
National Review Online, by Jim Geraghty    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 2/18/2014 5:16:09 AM     Post Reply
Secretary of State John Kerry spent his weekend discussing climate change in Indonesia: “We should not allow a tiny minority of shoddy scientists and science and extreme ideologues to compete with scientific facts,” Kerry told the audience gathered at a U.S. Embassy-run American Center in a Jakarta shopping mall. “Nor should we allow any room for those who think that the costs associated with doing the right thing outweigh the benefits.” This is part of a six-day Kerry trip through Seoul, South Korea; Beijing, China; Jakarta; Indonesia; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, then back to Washington. In case you’re wondering, flying first class

Censusgate: When and
what did Labor know?
New York Post, by John Crudele    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/18/2014 5:12:44 AM     Post Reply
A tipster tried to warn the Labor Department in 2011 that its unemployment statistics were being fabricated by the people at the Census Bureau who compile the data. But the warning was either missed or ignored by Labor. That allegedly allowed the data falsification to go on for years. As I’ve been telling you, the falsification is now the subject of a number of investigations, including one by the House Oversight Committee and Congress’ Joint Economic Committee. Also investigating is the Office of the Inspector General at the Commerce Department, which is in charge of Census. And I’m hearing that the US Attorney in

Spy Chief: We Should’ve Told
You We Track Your Calls
Daily Beast, by Eli Lake    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/18/2014 5:05:56 AM     Post Reply
The U.S. government long considered its collection of Americans´ call records to be a state secret. Now the Director of National Intelligence admits it would have been better if Washington had acknowledged the surveillance in the first place. Even the head of the U.S. intelligence community now believes that its collection and storage of millions of call records was kept too secret for too long. The American public and most members of Congress were kept in the dark for years about a secret U.S. program to collect and store such records of American citizens on a massive scale.The government’s legal

  


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The UN has sent Kim Jong-Un
a polite but timely reminder
that he´s a modern Hitler
Telegraph [UK], by Colin Freeman    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/18/2014 5:03:02 AM     Post Reply
Dear Sir, we write to inform you that you may be guilty of crimes against humanity That seems to have been the tactic of Michael Kirby, the chair of the UN panel investigating human rights in North Korea, which issued a devastating report on the extent of the regime´s barbarity yesterday. How do you deal with someone you suspect of being among the most evil leaders ever to have stalked the earth? Do you brand them a tyrant and then send in the tanks? Do you send them a pack of exploding cigars? Or do you send them a polite

Barack Obama’s Paragraph
Politico Magazine, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/18/2014 4:59:50 AM     Post Reply
The American political system is designed to make presidents seem important. They pick their teams, their goals, their fights—and if they do these things skillfully enough, we say they’ve made history. This is what Barack Obama seems to mean by getting his “paragraph right.” Yet most of the choices that presidents make are defined by circumstance. Some things they might like to do are impossible; many successes fall into their laps; some setbacks are not their fault. Our leaders can pick many things, but not their moment in history. Obama partisans make this point incessantly. Consider, they urge, the terrible

Former Planned Parenthood worker: “Money-
grubbing, evil, very sad, sad place to work”
Hot Air, by Ed Morrissey    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/18/2014 4:50:26 AM     Post Reply
Marianne Anderson should know. She worked at the Indianapolis franchise of the nation’s biggest provider in the abortion industry, until Abby Johnson helped her to leave her job and turn her life around. In an interview for The Criterion, the nurse describes some of the horrors she witnessed at the clinic: “One young girl came in with her mom,” Anderson told the paper. “She was about 16. Her mom had made the appointment. That’s not supposed to be how it works. It’s supposed to only be the patient who makes the appointment. I checked her in, and she thought she was

´The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy
Fallon´ gets help from New York
City, A-list friends
New York Daily News, by David Hinckley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/18/2014 4:48:59 AM     Post Reply
A visibly nervous Jimmy Fallon made it through his first “Tonight Show” with a little help from his friends. And a lotta help from his city. Fallon wasn’t bad. He just wasn’t as good as he’s going to get. He also did nothing to suggest NBC made the wrong call in giving him the desk owned for the last half-century by Johnny Carson and Jay Leno. Monday’s opening night also proved Fallon may never make a better decision than his first one: bringing the show back from L.A. to New York. With no disrespect to Will Smith and U2, the

  


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Woman jailed for not returning
2005 video rental
CNN, by Doug Gross    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 2/18/2014 4:46:36 AM     Post Reply
Kayla Michelle Finley may be wishing that services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime had been around a little earlier. The South Carolina woman spent a night in jail last week for failing to return a video she rented -- in 2005. It was a VHS tape. Of a Jennifer Lopez movie. Finley, 27, was arrested Thursday in Pickens County, South Carolina, on a misdemeanor charge of failure to return the video, according to CNN affiliate WYFF-TV. The movie, "Monster-In-Law," starring Lopez and Jane Fonda as a feuding potential daughter- and mother-in-law, was rented from a video store, Dalton Videos,

Chihuahuas Rampage in Arizona
ABC News, by Frank Elaridi    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 2/18/2014 4:42:59 AM     Post Reply
Chihuahuas are on the loose in an Arizona neighborhood and flooding animal control offices with reports of the roaming strays. Animal control are having a rough time unleashing officers to patrol the area due to the unusually high number of calls, sometimes a dozen at one time. “We compared the number of calls we got in 2013 from that area to similar areas in town and the calls from Maryvale were three times higher than surrounding areas,” said Melissa Gable with Maricopa County Animal Care and Control. ”Part of it is these animals aren’t spayed or neutered, so they’re out looking

School Textbook Calls Reagan
Sexist, Slams Conservatives
Breitbart Big Government, by Warner Todd Huston    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/18/2014 4:31:01 AM     Post Reply
A sophomore at the University of South Carolina was shocked recently to find a school textbook presenting as fact the claims that Ronald Reagan was a sexist and that conservatives think people are incapable of charity and those on welfare are "lazy." The book also claims that rich people find that having poor people around is "useful" because it allows them to have a class of people to "look down on." The textbook, written by Karen K. Krist-Ashman and used in a course titled "Introduction to Social Work Profession and Social Welfare," was first reported by Campus Reform on February

White House report says $763
billion stimulus was free
Washington Examiner (DC), by Joel Gehrke    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/18/2014 4:20:30 AM     Post Reply
President Obama´s $763 billion stimulus was basically free, according to a White House report that said the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was so successful that it paid for itself. "The Recovery Act had at most a minimal impact on the long-run debt — and the additional growth it produced likely further reduced or eliminated its cost," the White House Council of Economic Advisers reported Monday, the fifth anniversary of the stimulus (original emphasis). "Traditional budget scoring indicates that, because the Recovery Act was temporary, its impact on the long-run fiscal situation was minimal, adding less than 0.1 percent of

The Truth About the ´One Percent´
Wall Street Journal, by James Piereson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/18/2014 3:56:09 AM     Post Reply
´Income inequality" has emerged as the issue du jour in national politics, threatening to displace the unpopular health-care law and the slow-growing economy this election year. Speeches and columns now routinely attack the banks or "the undeserving rich" and call on Washington to do something to redistribute income from the "super rich" to the poor and middle class. Democrats from President Obama to the new mayor of New York City are leading the charge on behalf of the "99%." This crusade is based on three questionable claims. One is that the wealthy are mostly Wall Street bankers benefitting from rising

  



Why Hillary Clinton´s past is
fair game in presidential race
Washington Examiner [DC], by Byron York    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 2/18/2014 1:30:52 AM     Post Reply
There´s a debate going on about Hillary Clinton´s past. If she runs for president in 2016, should Republicans reach back to the scandals of her years as First Lady? Or should they focus on more recent times, especially her tenure as Secretary of State, to build a case against her? The GOP doesn´t have to choose. Of course Clinton´s recent experiences are relevant to a presidential run. But so are her actions in the 90s, the 80s and even the 70s. It´s not ancient history; it reveals something about who Clinton was and still is. And re-examining her past is entirely consistent with practices in recent campaigns. In the 2012 presidential race,

Capital One says it can show up
at cardholders´ homes, workplaces
Los Angeles Times, by David Lazarus    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 2/18/2014 1:09:51 AM     Post Reply
Ding-dong, Cap One calling. Credit card issuer Capital One isn´t shy about getting into customers´ faces. The company recently sent a contract update to cardholders that makes clear it can drop by any time it pleases. The update specifies that "we may contact you in any manner we choose" and that such contacts can include calls, emails, texts, faxes or a "personal visit." As if that weren´t creepy enough, Cap One says these visits can be "at your home and at your place of employment." The police need a court order to pull off something like that. But Cap One says it has the right to get up close and personal anytime, anywhere.

U.N. report catalogs North
Korean ´crimes against humanity´
Los Angeles Times, by Julie Makinen & Barbara Demick    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 2/18/2014 12:54:37 AM     Post Reply
Beijing - Torture, deliberate starvation and other abuses carried out by North Korean authorities — possibly on the orders of leader Kim Jong Un — are crimes against humanity and should be referred to an international court or tribunal for prosecution, United Nations investigators said Monday. A 400-page report catalogs practices long cited by defectors and human rights activists, but their inclusion in a comprehensive document compiled by a U.N.-appointed panel appears to be unprecedented. It was accompanied by a three-page letter to Kim warning that under international law he could be held responsible for atrocities committed by underlings.

Headmaster expelled boy, 6, for
junk food in his lunchbox... just
weeks after he fed 100 pupils McDonald´s
Daily Mail [UK], by Mark Duell    Original Article
Posted By: ketchuplover- 2/18/2014 12:03:21 AM     Post Reply
A headteacher who expelled a six-year-old boy after he brought in Mini Cheddars for his packed lunch fed pupils food from McDonald’s, it was revealed today. Jeremy Meek ordered the notorious junk food for youngsters at Colnbrook Church of England Primary School in Berkshire, just weeks before kicking out a pupil in a row over healthy eating. Pupil Riley Pearson was expelled earlier this month following the fall-out over his lunchbox. (Snip) The school introduced a healthy eating policy at the start of term with a letter to parents outlining that chocolate, sweets, crisps and fizzy drinks were not allowed.

Monica Lewinsky: Why GOP can´t stop
talking about Clinton scandal (+video)
Christian Science Monitor, by Peter Grier    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 2/17/2014 11:03:33 PM     Post Reply
Washington - The Monica Lewinsky scandal has returned to US politics, after a fashion - Sen. Rand Paul (R) of Kentucky raised it late last month on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” saying President Bill Clinton engaged in “predatory behavior” in his affair with the young intern in 1995 and 1996. Since then the Clinton/Lewinsky subject has arisen on many political chat shows as hosts ask guests to discuss its possible significance to a Hillary Clinton presidential candidacy. David Gregory asked Mitt Romney the Lewinsky question on “Meet the Press” on Sunday, for instance. The 2012 GOP nominee started off by

Sen. Mitch McConnell ´looks and fights
like a TURTLE´ says Texas U.S. Senate
candidate, blasting his opponent for
working with the minority leader
Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/17/2014 10:54:37 PM     Post Reply
Dwayne Stovall wants Texans to know that U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell ´looks and fights like a turtle,´ and he hopes that image will bleed over to Republican Sen. John Cornyn – the man whose job he wants. ´We Texans don´t need a Beltway turtle telling us how to fight,´ Stovall says in his newest video ad. The slight is related to what Stovall sees as a lack of action from Cornyn, the state´s senior senator and the Senate Minority Whip, to block elements of the Affordable Care Act. Ted Cruz, the junior senator, won national attention in September for monopolizing the

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