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Washington Redskins show support
for Michael Brown in preseason game
Yahoo Sports, by Jay Busbee    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/19/2014 12:12:13 PM     Post Reply
During Monday night´s pregame introductions, several Washington Redskins players ran onto the field with their hands raised, a gesture of support for the town of Ferguson, Missouri. Ferguson is currently engulfed in turmoil as the result of a police shooting on Aug. 9. On that date, Michael Brown was killed by police even after witnesses said he raised his arms and told police he was unarmed. As a result, arms raised in surrender have become a symbol of solidarity and protest in connection with the Ferguson story. Several players entered Monday´s game with the Cleveland Browns with arms raised, and according to

Mom of toddler who
shot himself had AK-47,
other guns, police say
Atlanta-Journal Constitution, by Tom Jones    Original Article
Posted By: Hermoine- 8/19/2014 12:10:00 PM     Post Reply
ATLANTA — Atlanta police now say a mother whose 3-year-old son shot himself in the face had three unsecured guns in the home, including an AK-47. The news that police said 22-year-old Angel Douglas had three guns in her home when her toddler found one and shot himself in the face caught some of Douglas´ northwest Atlanta neighbors by surprise. "Why so many guns? Why so many guns?" LaShandra Pope asked. Officers said Douglas had that AK-47, a 12-gauge shotgun and a handgun. "It´s not that serious to have that many guns around a child. Not that many to keep safe,"

Sen. Sessions: CEOs ´Scheming
with WH to Extract by Executive
Fiat´ Amnesty Congress Denied
Cybercast News Service, by Craig Bannister    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/19/2014 12:06:15 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) today accused executives at some of the world´s largest corporation of "scheming with the White House" to circumvent the law during their closed-door meeting with Pres. Obama today. "We have now arrived at a crisis point in American politics. Politico reports that the White House is meeting with the world´s largest corporations to discuss how executive actions on immigration could benefit them financially. The Administration has solicited ´a list of asks for the tech sector´ and ´provisions for low-skilled workers for industries, like construction´-including green cards and work authorizations-in order to ´get them on board´ with the

  


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5 Things to Watch for in
Alaska´s GOP Senate Primary
Real Clear Politics, by Scott Conroy    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/19/2014 11:59:55 AM     Post Reply
On Tuesday, Alaska Republicans will head to the polls to select a U.S. Senate nominee to run against Mark Begich, the Democratic incumbent. Begich won his seat in 2008 under unusual circumstances. His Republican opponent that year, the legendary Sen. Ted Stevens, was found guilty of federal corruption charges eight days before the general election -- a conviction that was voided a year before his death in a 2010 plane crash. But even though he was running against a convicted felon in a strong year for Democrats, Begich won the race by fewer than 4,000 votes -- demonstrating the extent of

Egypt Urges US Restraint
Over Missouri Unrest
Reuters, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/19/2014 11:56:02 AM     Post Reply
CAIRO - Egypt on Tuesday urged U.S. authorities to exercise restraint in dealing with racially charged demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri - echoing language Washington used to caution Egypt as it cracked down on Islamist protesters last year. It is unusual for Egypt to criticize such a major donor, and it was not immediately clear why the government would have taken such a step. Ties between Washington and Cairo were strained after Egyptian security forces killed hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood supporters following the army´s ousting of freely elected President Mohamed Mursi in July 2013.

Obama Is Seen as
Frustrating His Own Party
New York Times, by Carl Hulse*    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/19/2014 11:52:50 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — The meeting in the Oval Office in late June was called to give President Obama and the four top members of Congress a chance to discuss the unraveling situation in Iraq. But Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader, wanted to press another point. With Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, sitting a few feet away, Mr. Reid complained that Senate Republicans were spitefully blocking the confirmation of dozens of Mr. Obama’s nominees to serve as ambassadors. He expected that the president would back him up and urge Mr. McConnell to relent. Mr. Obama quickly dismissed the matter. “You and Mitch work it out,”

State trooper slams ´criminals´ in Ferguson
as 31 arrested following latest unrest
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/19/2014 11:50:54 AM     Post Reply
The Missouri state trooper in charge of directing the law enforcement response to protests that have rocked a St. Louis suburb slammed "violent agitators" who he said were using largely peaceful protests as "cover" to commit criminal acts. Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson told reporters in Ferguson early Tuesday that 31 people had been arrested during a night of unrest that followed a day of largely peaceful protest. As Johnson spoke, two handguns and a Molotov cocktail that he said had been confiscated during the night by authorities lay on a table in front of him. The majority-black town of approximately

  


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IDF strikes in Gaza
after 3 rockets fired at
Beersheba despite cease-fire
Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Ben Hartman, Herb Keinon    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/19/2014 11:42:33 AM     Post Reply
Three rockets fired from the Gaza Strip landed in open areas near Beersheba on Tuesday, violating a temporary cease-fire between Israel and Hamas and prompting an IDF response. No injuries or damage were reported in the attacks.[Snip] Diplomatic sources said that in light of the rockets fired on the South and the violation of the cease-fire, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya´alon instructed the IDF to resume its attacks on terror targets inside the Gaza Strip. The IDF said that it responded to the rockets with strikes on Gaza and was prepared for the possibility of renewed

White House hasn’t ruled out
sending Obama to Ferguson
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Amie Parnes    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/19/2014 11:40:51 AM     Post Reply
The White House has weighed sending President Obama to Ferguson, Mo. and has not ruled out a visit in upcoming weeks, according to sources familiar with the internal decision making. For now, the White House believes a trip by Obama to Ferguson would do more harm than good by diverting resources on the ground at a pivotal time for law enforcement. One senior administration official familiar with the talks said Obama didn’t rule a trip in or out at this point, but added that there are no immediate plans for the president to go to the St. Louis suburb. A

Austin American-Statesman Destroys
Democrats’ Narrative on the Perry Indictment
PJ Media, by Bryan Preston    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/19/2014 11:31:33 AM     Post Reply
The Democratic National Committee has gone all-in to support the indictment and prosecution of Texas Gov. Rick Perry. In an email sent out by the DNC, the Democrats attempt to tie Perry’s veto of funding for the Travis County DA’s Public Integrity Unit to an investigation into the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, or CPRIT. This narrative posits that Perry used Travis County DA Rosemary Lehmberg’s drunk driving arrest as an excuse to gut the PIU just as it was circling around Perry appointees who had allegedly engaged in corrupt grants through CPRIT. This narrative accuses Perry of doing

Looter: ´I´m Proud Of
Us. We Deserve This´
Breitbart Big Government, by Wynton Hall    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/19/2014 11:25:30 AM     Post Reply
According to the Washington Post, a looter in Ferguson, Missouri, expressed pride and admiration for looters and said their actions are justified. "I´m proud of us. We deserve this, and this is what´s supposed to happen when there´s injustice in your community," said DeAndre Smith, whom the Washington Post says was "fresh from looting the QuikTrip." One officer told the Post that widespread looting has spawned "looting tourism" wherein thieves as far away as Illinois and Texas are traveling to Ferguson to steal. "It´s like looting tourism," said the officer. "It´s like they are spending their gas money to come

  


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Obamacare fading as top GOP
ad issue in key Senate races: report
Washington Times, by David Sherfinski    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/19/2014 11:22:41 AM     Post Reply
Republicans in competitive Senate races across the country are backing off their reliance on Obamacare as their top weapon against Democrats on the airwaves, with a leading GOP pollster saying the health care overhaul isn’t going to be the most important issue for the fall midterms. In April, for example, anti-Obamacare ads accounted for 54 percent of the top five issue ads in North Carolina, where incumbent Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan is locked in a tough race with Republican Thom Tillis, according to Kantar Media. But in July, Bloomberg reported, anti-Obamacare ads accounted for just 27 percent of the top issue ads,

Primary Suspect Under Arrest In
LOVE Park Ranger Beating
WTXF-TV [Philadelphia, PA], by Dave Schratwieser    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/19/2014 11:15:47 AM     Post Reply
PHILADELPHIA - There is outrage over the brutal beating you see in this video. It shows a park ranger being knocked to the ground, pummeled with punches, spit on, kicked and taunted by others standing nearby at LOVE Park. Now, police say they´ve made one arrest, and more could be coming, FOX 29´s Dave Schratwieser reported live Monday night. Curtis Tanner, 19, said nothing as he was escorted into Central Detectives on Monday afternoon. Police say he´s under arrest in the brutal Friday afternoon that was all caught on tape. Police say he´s been arrested twice before, once for robbery

Latest security breach fuels push toward
safer credit, debit cards in the U.S.
Plain Dealer [Cleveland, OH], by Teresa Dixon Murray    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/19/2014 11:11:35 AM     Post Reply
The retail industry is reeling from the latest security breach disclosed last week at the nation´s third-largest grocery store. (Snip) A term that was barely known in the United States nine months is becoming common now: EMV chip cards. EMV stands for Europay, MasterCard and Visa, which collaborated to adopt the cards two decades ago. Chip cards -- and the point-of-sale terminals to read them -- are the norm in Europe, Asia and Africa and have led to huge declines in card fraud. Chip cards help curtail fraud because: 1. The information you need for an in-person purchase is stored in the chip and can't be stolen and duplicated.

White House won´t reveal documents
related to ObamaCare website security
Fox News & Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/19/2014 11:10:11 AM     Post Reply
The White House has rejected a request to publicly disclose documents relating to the kinds of security software and computer systems behind the federal health care exchange website on the grounds that the information could "potentially" be used by hackers. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services denied a Freedom of Information Act request made late last year by the Associated Press amid concerns that Republicans raised about the security of the website, which had technical glitches that prevented millions of people from signing up for insurance under ObamaCare. In denying access to the documents, including what´s known as

  


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California Assembly Votes to
Change Washington Redskins´ Name
Breitbart California, by Joel B. Pollak    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/19/2014 11:05:21 AM     Post Reply
Though the Washington Redskins play for a city on the opposite coast, California lawmakers voted Monday to urge that the National Football League change its name because it is "believed by some to be a racial slur and to promote discrimination against Native Americans." The vote was a lopsided 51-4 in the State Assembly, with only four Republicans voting against the bill, including former gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly. The name of the football team had been seen as relatively uncontroversial until several months ago, when it suddenly became an obsession for Democratic Party politicians. President Barack Obama himself urged that

Obama Adds Texas National
Guard Troops to the Border –
Just Like Texas
Breitbart Texas, by Bob Price    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/19/2014 11:01:31 AM     Post Reply
HOUSTON, Texas — President Obama is following the lead of Texas Governor Rick Perry by deploying more federalized troops from the Texas National Guard (TNG) to help Border Patrol Agents. Approximately 60-75 soldiers of the Texas National Guard were recently federalized under a Title 32 drug interdiction program and were deployed to the Rio-Grande Sector of the Texas/Mexico Border. The role of the guardsmen is to stand guard in the portable watch towers along sections of the border. These troops are under the command and control of the federal government and the U.S. Border Patrol according to a source in

Hundreds of Taliban fighters battle
Afghan forces near Kabul: officials
Reuters, by Ahmad Sultan    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/19/2014 10:50:28 AM     Post Reply
Logar, Afghanistan - As many as 700 heavily armed Taliban insurgents are battling Afghan security forces in Logar, a key province near the capital Kabul, local officials said on Tuesday, in a test of the Afghan military´s strength as foreign forces pull out of the country. (Snip) The Taliban have dug-in in Logar, which lies about an hour´s drive south of Kabul, and nearby Wardak province to the west, in recent years. They have used the provinces - gateways to the capital - as launchpads for hit-and-run attacks and suicide bombings on Kabul. The main roads into the capital are all tightly controlled, but the militants have still been able to breach the

Report: U.S. Deploys ´Specially-
Formed Elite Military Unit´ to
Hunt Down ISIS Head
Breitbart Big Peace, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/19/2014 10:48:14 AM     Post Reply
A "specially-formed elite military unit" consisting of approximately 100 CIA personnel and a collection of Special Forces operatives is reportedly on the hunt for ISIS head Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. On June 29 Breitbart News reported ISIS declared a new state out of captured lands in Iraq and Syria. They subsequently changed their name to the Islamic State (IS) and chose al-Baghdadi for chief of state. Forty-two-year-old al-Baghdadi stepped into the role of "caliph," saying he would be a "leader for Muslims everywhere." IS "called on Al Qaeda and other radical Sunni militants in the region to immediately pledge their allegiance." Since that time, thousands

Breaking: Nuclear Sabotage in Europe?
Power Line, by Steven Hayward    Original Article
Posted By: MDMuskrat- 8/19/2014 10:46:57 AM     Post Reply
Here’s a curious story out of Belgium that is receiving no media attention (outside a few mentions in the specialized press) in the US: Belgian Doel-4 Nuclear Reactor Closed Till Year-End PARIS, Aug 14 (Reuters) – Belgian energy company Electrabel said its Doel 4 nuclear reactor would stay offline at least until the end of this year after major damage to its turbine, with the cause confirmed as sabotage. . . (snip) There was an intentional manipulation,” he said, adding that somebody had tampered with the system used for emptying oil from the Alstom-made turbine.

  



New York State AFL-CIO holding
off on Cuomo endorsement: Updated
New York Daily News, by Celeste Katz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/19/2014 10:44:52 AM     Post Reply
The powerful New York State AFL-CIO is holding off on endorsing Gov. Cuomo in September´s Democratic primary -- the third major labor organization to do so -- the Daily News has learned. It is one more sign that elements of the hardcore Democratic base are dissatisfied with Cuomo. The labor federation, which represents 2.5 million workers and retirees, is rolling out its support for state Controller Thomas DiNapoli and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. But it won´t put a motion to support Cuomo on the floor "because of the anger many delegates feel" toward the incumbent governor, a labor leader told

Katie Pavlich Takes Down
the Feminist Marxists
Breitbart Big Government, by Spyridon Mitsotakis    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/19/2014 10:40:00 AM     Post Reply
"I once asked Leslie Harris, the head of the ACLU task force on women, how feminists could continue their support of a man [Ted Kennedy] who was such a prominent abuser of women himself. ´We know that,´ she said, ´but he’s down for the political agenda.´" - David Horowitz, Radical Son. As this memorable story from Horowitz´s autobiography shows, radical feminists are not unaware of their hypocrisy. And in 2012, it reached a fevered pitch. After living through such an insufferable charade, Katie Pavlich had had enough. She was determined to fight back, and put her remarkable talent as a

Israel launches air strikes on
Gaza after Hamas ´breaks ceasefire´
Reuters, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/19/2014 10:34:15 AM     Post Reply
Israeli has launched its first air strikes on the Gaza Strip in five days in response to rockets fired from the enclave into Israel, just hours before a truce between the sides was set to expire, officials said. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the military to attack "terror sites" in the Gaza Strip after Israeli military reported three rockets fired from Gaza had struck open ground near the Israeli city of Beersheba. Israel has also ordered its negotiators back from Cairo, where talks aimed at establishing a peace agreement had been ongoing. (Snip) Mark Regev, a spokesman for Netanyahu, called the rocket attack "a grave and direct violation of the

Caller says she has the officer´s
side of the Ferguson shooting
CNN, by Eliott C. McLaughlin*    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/19/2014 10:30:21 AM     Post Reply
Ferguson, Missouri- Another tense standoff developed Monday night in Ferguson, Missouri, which has seen nightly protests since unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot to death by a white police officer. The renewed tensions came after the preliminary results of an autopsy that Brown´s family requested were released, as was a new account of what allegedly happened in the moments immediately before the teenager was killed by a local police officer. Evidence in the shooting death could be presented to a grand jury as early as Wednesday. And as the situation in the St. Louis suburb was being watched and talked

Redskins Run Onto Field Before Game
with Hands Up for Michael Brown
CBS DC, by Staff *    Original Article
Posted By: AltaD- 8/19/2014 10:28:22 AM     Post Reply
From nearly 1,000 miles away, several Redskins players used the Monday Night Football stage to draw attention to the situation that has been unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri by running onto FedExField with their hands up in the air. Ferguson is where unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a white police officer on Aug. 9. Witnesses have said he was not aggressive toward the officer and had his hands raised above his head before he was shot. As a result, the words “hands up, don’t shoot” have become a rallying cry of protesters, both in Ferguson and online.

Only Rich Know Wage Gains
With No Raises for U.S Workers
Bloomberg News, by Aki Ito & Ian Katz & Ilan Kolet    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/19/2014 10:24:03 AM     Post Reply
Call it the no-raises recovery: Five years of economic expansion have done almost nothing to boost paychecks for typical American workers while the rich have gotten richer. Meager improvements since 2009 have barely kept up with a similarly tepid pace of inflation, raising the real value of compensation per hour by only 0.5 percent. That marks the weakest growth since World War II, with increases averaging 9.2 percent at a similar point in past expansions, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data compiled by Bloomberg. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has zeroed in on faster wage growth as an important milestone for declaring

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