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Obama Mentor Preckwinkle May
Challenge Emanuel for Chicago Mayor
Breitbart Big Government, by Joel B. Pollak    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 2/23/2014 11:04:55 AM     Post Reply
Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel may face a formidable challenger when he runs for re-election in 2015: Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. Though Preckwinkle says she will seek a second term on the county board in November, there is a precedent for a quick switch to the mayoral election in February: then-U.S. Rep. Harold Washington, Chicago´s first black mayor, did in in the historic 1983 election, against all political odds. Preckwinkle would be the city´s first black female mayor. She won the hearts of many of the city´s reformers by defeating incumbent county board president Todd Stroger, widely viewed as

Australian TV Star Commits Suicide After
Depression Triggered by Her Abortion;
U.S. Media Accounts Omit Abortion
NewsBusters, by Jill Stanek    Original Article
Posted By: NYC RAL- 2/23/2014 11:02:36 AM     Post Reply
Abortion proponents push for easy access to abortion, deemphasizing its after-affects to the point they absolutely refuse to acknowledge post-abortion depression, which further incapacitates those actually living through it. This is such a tragedy. Charlotte Dawson, RIP, was born in New Zealand but achieved fame in Australia as a model and a judge on Australia’s Next Top Model. From The Telegraph, February 23: In the end it seemed like the final, inevitable episode of a tragic soap opera: Charlotte Dawson -- the model, TV star and social crusader who spent many of her adult years battling depression -- ended her

Mexican Kingpin El Chapo Guzman
Hid In Secret Tunnels And Sewers
Before Being Captured
Forbes, by Dolia Estevez    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/23/2014 10:42:24 AM     Post Reply
The Mexican government confirmed Saturday that Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán was detained in Sinaloa, his home state on Mexico’s Pacific coast. “I acknowledge the work of the Mexican security institutions in achieving the arrest of Joaquín Guzmán Loera in Mazatlán,” Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto wrote in his Twitter account. Up until Saturday, no action by the Mexican or U.S. governments against Guzmán, including targeting his multimillion dollar money laundering operation to squeeze his finances, had been successful. His success as the U.S.’s #1 supplier of illegal drugs –as the head of the

  


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El Chapo, Most-Wanted Drug
Lord, Is Captured in Mexico
New York Times, by Randal C. Archibold & Ginger Thompson    Original Article
Posted By: Emerson- 2/23/2014 10:42:13 AM     Post Reply
Mexico City — Just before 7 a.m. on Saturday, dozens of soldiers and police officers descended on a condominium tower in Mazatlán, Mexico, a beach resort known as much as a hangout for drug traffickers as for its seafood and surf. The forces were following yet another tip about the whereabouts of one of the world’s most wanted drug kingpins, Joaquín Guzmán Loera — known as El Chapo, which means “Shorty” — who had eluded such raids for 13 years since escaping from prison, by many accounts in a laundry cart. With an army of guards and lethally enforced loyalty, he reigned over a worldwide, multibillion-dollar drug empire

Footsteps of Ukrainian impeachment
echo all the way back to America
Canada Free Press, by Judi McLeod    Original Article
Posted By: snowcloud- 2/23/2014 10:01:21 AM     Post Reply
The forced Parliamentary impeachment of Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych just cancelled out President Barack Obama’s puny pen and telephone. Russian President Vladimir Putin was Yankovych’s pen and telephone, but with the entire world watching, the prime minister, who only three months ago made a deal in favor of the Russians over the European Union, has hightailed it for safer ground by abandoning the battle field. “Parliament on Feb. 22 voted overwhelmingly to impeach embattled Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych. Lawmakers applauded as the votes came in—328 in all—to oust the president. Following the vote, parliamentarian(s) stood and sang the national anthem.”

As Ukraine falls, ousted
leader’s opulent mansion opens up
Associated Press, by Maria Danilova    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 2/23/2014 9:58:50 AM     Post Reply
Novi Petrivtsi, Ukraine — The opulent residence of President Viktor Yanukovych has always been a closely guarded secret — and a symbol of the alleged corruption at Ukraine’s highest levels. On Saturday, after he fled the capital and its gates were thrown open, thousands streamed into the compound to get a first-hand look. Inside the walled compound known as Mezhyhirya, posh mansions stood amid manicured lawns. There were parks dotted with statues, ponds with fountains and wild ducks, a tennis court, a golf course and a colonnaded pavilion. As throngs of ordinary Ukrainians got their first look at Yanukovych’s luxurious estate, many

Nazism Paved the Way
American Thinker, by Enza Ferreri    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 2/23/2014 9:50:00 AM     Post Reply
Of all the myriad myths spread at light speed by the enemies of Christianity and astonishingly believed without much critical thought by vast numbers of people, one of the most surreal must be the idea that Nazism was Christian. (snip)The danger of a return to values and ideas espoused by the Nazis, that we hear so much about, is real, but doesn´t come so much from the direction of the usual suspects, "Islamophobic", neo-Nazi groups, as from a far more mainstream, Leftist direction. The threat has two sources. One is the rise of Islam in the West -- aided and abetted

  


  

NFL Ban on Off-Duty Officers Carrying
Guns in Stadiums Invalid in Texas
Breitbart Sports, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/23/2014 9:38:21 AM     Post Reply
The NFL´s ban on allowing off-duty police officers to carry guns into stadiums has at least two exceptions--the two NFL stadiums in Texas. According to CBS DFW, "Texas state law overrides the NFL policy. As long as officers attending the game check in at a specific gate and inform Security where they are sitting, they can have their gun." This exception to the NFL´s gun ban will apply to the Dallas Cowboys´ AT&T Stadium in Arlington and the Houston Texans´ Reliant Stadium. The Dallas Police Association´s Ron Pinkston agrees with the Texas law: "Our officers are 24/7, on or off

Weak Tea
Slate, by David Weigel    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/23/2014 9:32:17 AM     Post Reply
BEAUMONT, Texas—On the night before early voting began in Texas, a few hundred conservatives gather in a Dallas Hilton ballroom to pray for victory. They start arriving at 5:30 p.m., some of them buying hotel-priced beverages from a pop-up bar, some of them moving immediately to the tables where they can sign up to help Katrina Pierson get elected to Congress. I pick up a door-hanger, one of thousands that will be deployed over the next week. It’s like a Bayeux Tapestry of Tea Party history. There’s the candidate, and beneath her are celebrities outdoing each other with superlatives for

Black (and White) History Lessons
from Booker t. Washington
American Thinker, by Simon de Hundehutte    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 2/23/2014 9:22:57 AM     Post Reply
As Black History Month draws to a close, we must not forget a great American that should be honored and studied the whole year through. Booker T. Washington, author of the autobiography Up from Slavery, presents solutions as applicable today as they were in his pivotal time in history. In his 1895 address to the Atlanta Exposition (a gathering of mostly-white leaders in the fields of commerce and industry), Mr. Washington, just 30 years after the close of the Civil War, said:

After the Gold: Olympic Medalists
Struggle With Real Life
NBC News, by Brian Alexander    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/23/2014 9:22:22 AM     Post Reply
Congratulations! You´ve won the gold medal! Stand still while the photo flashes pop and the TV interviewer asks how it feels, and thousands of new Twitter followers glom onto your feed wanting to know what you have to say. Then prepare for a different kind of downhill. Diann Roffe knows the experience well. Then competing as Diann Roffe-Steinrotter, she won the gold medal in Super G during the 1994 Lillehammer winter Olympics after winning a silver in giant slalom in the ´92 Albertville games. She immediately announced her retirement. She was 26, an age when most people have just begun a career. "You

  


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Progressives’ Rules Of Outrage
Townhall, by Derek Hunter    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 2/23/2014 8:55:17 AM     Post Reply
The thing I like about most sports are the rules and how the winner is determined are pretty unambiguous. Score more points, cross the finish line first, jump higher, whatever, and you win. Should there be any foul play or skirting of the rules, there’s an official or referee there to cry foul. It’s simple and, to borrow a word from President Obama, fair. Politics, on the other hand, is quite different. Truth used to be the most potent weapon in the game of politics. It was the best tool with which to garner the most votes, and whoever got the

Iowa priest chosen
to become exorcist
Des Moines Register, by Sharyn Jackson    Original Article
Posted By: NYC RAL- 2/23/2014 8:40:27 AM     Post Reply
There’s a new exorcist in town. Four decades after the profession gained popular prominence in the gory horror flick “The Exorcist,” the Catholic Church is training a new legion of demon-fighting priests. The Rev. David Fleming of St. Pius X Catholic Church in Urbandale is one of 50 U.S. priests recently chosen to train in the rite of exorcism. Fleming was named the official exorcist of the Diocese of Des Moines. It is the church’s first effort in the United States to coordinate a “comprehensive and systematic formation process for this particular ministry,” Fleming told the Catholic Mirror, Des Moines’

Five Myths about Netflix
Washington Post, by Gina Keating    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 2/23/2014 7:40:33 AM     Post Reply
In its two-decade lifespan, Netflix has led three revolutions that have changed how people watch movies and television — from videotape to DVD, from DVD to streaming, and from televisions and movie theaters to video-enabled devices. As the company rolls out the second season of its hit series “House of Cards” and sees its stock price hit record highs, let’s look at some of the folklore surrounding what looks like the future of entertainment.1. Netflix was started after one of its founders incurred a huge late fee from his local video store.The story of the $40 late fee for a

The West must champion the
cause of liberty in Ukraine
Telegraph [UK], by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/23/2014 7:26:23 AM     Post Reply
The crisis in Ukraine is a reminder of how volatile and dangerous the world can be. Scores of protesters have been shot and killed. Deals have been struck and ignored; the opposition has seized control of the capital Kiev, and secured the release from prison of Yulia Tymoshenko but the president yesterday denounced this as a coup and promised to remain in office. Whatever happens over the next few days, the country remains perilously torn between the Western half that looks towards Europe and the Easterners who look towards Mother Russia. Such troubles are certainly not limited to Ukraine.

  


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Maria von Trapp, last of famous
singing siblings, dies at 99
CNN, by Lawrence Crook III    Original Article
Posted By: DaddyO- 2/23/2014 6:33:19 AM     Post Reply
Maria von Trapp, the last of the singing children immortalized in the movie musical "The Sound of Music," died at her Vermont home of natural causes, her half-brother told CNN on Saturday. The native of Austria was 99 and lived in Stowe. She died Tuesday. Maria von Trapp was the third-oldest child of Agathe Whitehead and Capt. Georg von Trapp. The couple had seven children: Rupert, Agathe, Maria, Werner, Hedwig, Johanna and Martina. Georg von Trapp´s second wife, Maria Kutschera von Trapp, wrote a book titled "The Story of the Trapp Family Singers," which sparked two German-made movies and "The Sound

Texas tea party sours on Stockman
Politico, by Katie Glueck    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/23/2014 6:17:21 AM     Post Reply
HOUSTON — It’s the epic GOP primary that wasn’t. Tea party activists hoped to oust Texas Sen. John Cornyn this year in an early-March contest that could have burnished their credibility heading into the midterms. Instead, Cornyn’s best-known challenger, Rep. Steve Stockman, has gone missing on the campaign trail, dogged by unflattering stories about his past and his ethics. It’s a disappointment for many national political watchers who had pulled out the popcorn for this race. Stockman has a penchant for making inflammatory statements — one of his bumper stickers read: “If babies had guns they wouldn’t be aborted.” In December, he

Rick Perry: Wendy Davis’ Election
‘Never Going to Happen’
Mediaite, by Noah Rothman    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/23/2014 6:13:52 AM     Post Reply
Outgoing Texas Gov. Rick Perry recently spoke with MSNBC host Abby Huntsman for a lengthy interview about his politics, policy preferences, and his possible successors. When Huntsman asked if he could foresee Democratic gubernatorial candidate, state Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth), residing in the governor’s mansion, Perry sidestepped the question before saying that Davis’ election, like other fanciful outcomes, was “never going to happen.” “Can you see Wendy Davis living here?” Huntsman asked Perry amid a tour of the governor’s residence. “You can see anybody living here,” Perry replied. “The issue is, are they going to win an election.” “Texas is a conservative

Cancer, Obamacare Victim at
Center of Political Storm
Washington Free Beacon, by Adam Kredo    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/23/2014 5:46:30 AM     Post Reply
Julie Boonstra, a cancer patient who was kicked of off her health plan due to Obamacare, lashed out at Rep. Gary Peters (D., Mich.) on Saturday after lawyers for his campaign demanded that Michigan broadcasters cease airing ads featuring her story. Boonstra, a Michigan resident, was diagnosed with leukemia five years ago. She was recently kicked off of her healthcare plan due to regulations passed as part of President Barack Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which Peters voted in favor of. After relating her story publicly in an ad produced by the advocacy group Americans for Prosperity (AFP), Peters dispatched

Can Ukraine Survive?
Power Line, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/23/2014 5:44:34 AM     Post Reply
President Yanukovych has fled Kiev and retreated to the East, but apparently has refused to resign and is characterizing the popular uprising as a “coup.” In the meantime, protesters have taken over Kiev. This remarkable footage of Maidan (Independence Square) was shot yesterday by a drone:(Snip for video)There is talk of new elections being held as early as May, but at the moment the situation is murky. Leaders of the largely Russian-speaking areas of eastern Ukraine say they are taking control of their territories until “constitutional order” is restored. Which, from their perspective, might be never. Whether Ukraine can survive in

  



Radical candidates self-destruct
Washington Post, by Jennifer Rubin    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/23/2014 5:38:24 AM     Post Reply
The train wreck continues in the conservative world populated by groups such as Heritage Action and the Senate Conservatives Fund. One of their top candidates, Milton Wolf, who is seeking to bump off popular conservative incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts in Kansas, is trailing by a huge margin, 49 to 23 in the most recent poll. This is after he and the right-wing chorus made a huge to-do about Roberts not living in the state. (In fact, he travels home frequently and is a familiar face.) In Kentucky, Matt Bevin trails Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell by 20 to 30 points according

Preview: Most-anticipated Senate races
New York Post, by David M. Drucker    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/23/2014 5:28:50 AM     Post Reply
For the third time in four years, the Republican Party finds itself politically positioned to win control of the Senate. More than eight months before President Obama’s second midterm election, his job approval ratings are stuck in the low 40s as voters continue to frown on his signature domestic initiative, the Affordable Care Act. And the majority of contests likely to determine the outcome of the 2014 campaign for Senate control are being fought in red states. But as in 2010 and 2012, when the GOP nominated flawed candidates who torpedoed their party’s chance to demote Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.),

On the March in Caracas
National Review Online, by Editors    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/23/2014 5:26:08 AM     Post Reply
The protesters in Venezuela do not seek anything extraordinary: They demand to be secure in their homes and their persons, they demand an end to current shortages of staple foods and other goods in the country, and they demand the right to free speech. That these things should be considered a challenge to the Maduro regime is what is extraordinary, along with the regime’s brutal response to the protests — both speak to the character of the current Venezuelan government. If honoring such basic human decencies requires a regime change in Caracas, that is more a reflection on the current

Sebelius Lied, Jobs Died: Here
Are 33,000 Jobs In Just One Industry
Lost Because Of Obamacare
Independent Journal Review, by Soopermexican    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/23/2014 5:17:20 AM     Post Reply
There are so many bad features of Obamacare we were mislead on that we’re going to have come up for a euphemism for lying – maybe the administration is “truth impaired”? “Honesty-challenged?” The latest comes from just one industry reporting how many jobs were lost because of the medical device tax that was included in the bill in order to raise money to pay for its poorly designed ponzi scheme: The Advanced Medical Technology Association surveyed its members to determine the number of lost jobs since the 2.3 percent excise tax on medical devices took effect in January 2013, raising about $3.8

Obama to unveil new manufacturing
institutes in Chicago, Detroit
Los Angeles Times, by Christi Parsons & Melissa Harris    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/23/2014 5:10:26 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — President Obama plans to announce on Tuesday the opening of two new manufacturing institutes in the Chicago and Detroit areas as part of a larger plan to use public-private partnerships to advance his agenda despite opposition from Republicans in Congress. Several federal agencies will join forces with companies and universities to run the institutes, which will be devoted to bridging the gap between applied research and product development, according to an administration official familiar with the plans. Each institute will function as a “teaching factory,” the official said, and will provide training for workers while also helping companies get the

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