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USDA: Yucky School Lunches Can
Produce ´Civic-Minded, Community-
Conscious Adults´
Cybercast News Service, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/27/2014 1:02:48 PM     Post Reply
Who imagined that the Obama administration´s effort to make school lunches more nutritious (but less delicious) would encourage children to become little community organizers? The U.S. Agriculture Department has found an upside to all those "healthy" school lunches that students refuse to eat: It says schools can use the plate waste as a "learning opportunity" to turn young students into "civic-minded, community-conscious adults." A blog on the USDA website explains that an elementary school in Northern Virginia is now donating untouched food to a local food pantry. "The school’s Eco Team, run by sixth graders, ensures their fellow

‘My cousin is not a terrorist’: Family
says American ISIS fighter killed in
Syria was ‘humble, caring man’
New York Daily News, by Meg Wagner    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/27/2014 12:40:55 PM     Post Reply
The Minnesota man who died alongside fellow ISIS fighters in Syria was "not a terrorist," his cousin claims. Douglas McAuthur McCain died over the weekend in radical-on-radical clashes in Syria. He lived in California before he traveled to Syria earlier this year to join other Islamic State terrorists. But his heartbroken cousin only remembers a humble, kind man — not a militant. "We would never believe him to be involved in anything like this. He´s just a regular person." Kanyata McCain told NBC News. "My cousin is not a terrorist." She said McCain converted to Islam about 10 years ago. While he had a

DOT Proposes Mandating Cars Broadcast
Location, Direction and Speed
Cybercast News Service, by Terence P. Jeffrey    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/27/2014 12:34:44 PM     Post Reply
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, part of the Department of Transportation, published last week an "advanced notice of proposed rulemaking" on "vehicle-to-vehicle communications." What NHTSA is proposing could begin a transformation in the American transportation system that makes our lives better and freer — or gives government more power over where we go and when. In announcing its proposed rulemaking, NHTSA is stressing its intention to protect the "privacy" of American drivers. "This document initiates rulemaking that would propose to create a new Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard, FMVSS No. 150, to require vehicle-to-vehicle communication capability for light vehicles,"

  


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Officials: ´Cops´ TV show crew member
dies after being shot during Wendy´s
robbery; 2:30 press conference set
Omaha World Herald, by Emerson Clarridge and Jay Withrow    Original Article
Posted By: bluehouse- 8/27/2014 12:33:21 PM     Post Reply
A suspect was shot dead and a crew member with the “Cops” television show later died after the apparent disruption of a robbery Tuesday night at a Wendy’s restaurant in midtown Omaha, police said Wednesday morning. More than 30 shots were fired, officials said. The fatal shots apparently were fired by an Omaha police officer. Officials said it appears the only shots fired came from police. Officials said the robbery suspect apparently had an Airsoft gun, a type of gun that often looks like an actual firearm. The victim was described as the crew member who holds the microphone. He

Liberal Super PAC Tries
To Defend Taking Soros
Money While Bashing Kochs
Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/27/2014 12:29:11 PM     Post Reply
The leader of a prominent liberal super PAC on Wednesday defended taking money from billionaire George Soros while simultaneously condemning conservatives for benefiting from the fortunes of the Koch Brothers. During a Twitter exchange Wednesday, Brad Woodhouse of the Soros-backed American Bridge 21st Century argued that it is okay for his group to accept money from liberal billionaires because, unlike the Koch Brothers, these donors are “not looking to screw the middle class to enrich themselves.” Conservatives argue that thinking is hypocritical. Everything started Wednesday when Woodhouse blasted a news story to reporters titled, “GOP Senate Candidates Bow at Koch

Feds Search for ´Transportation
Services for Unaccompanied Children´
Weekly Standard, by Jeryl Bier    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/27/2014 12:27:00 PM     Post Reply
The Immigration & Customs Enforcement agency renewed its search this week for "Transportation Services for Unaccompanied Children" crossing the border into the United States. An earlier notice posted in January of this year seeking "escort services" for an estimated 65,000 unaccompanied children raised questions about the Obama administration´s prior recognition of the effect that news of its Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) plan would have on primarily Central American parents who mistakenly believed their children would benefit from the program. The current notice says that ICE will award an "indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract" to provide "unarmed escort staff,

Rick Perry has assembled
an all-star legal team
Washington Post, by Sean Sullivan    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/27/2014 12:24:48 PM     Post Reply
In case you haven´t heard, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) is facing felony charges alleging he abused his powers and tried to coerce an elected official to resign. Perry insists he isn´t guilty. And he´s hired an all-star legal team to make that case for him in court. Here´s a quick look at the lineup: Steve Schmidt: Schmidt is the latest addition to Perry´s team. A veteran Republican strategist best known for his role as a senior adviser on Sen. John McCain´s 2008 presidential campaign, he was portrayed by Woody Harrelson in the HBO film "Game Change." Ben Ginsberg: Ginsberg is a longtime

  


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Marco Rubio´s course
correction on immigration
Washington Examiner, by Byron York    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/27/2014 12:11:25 PM     Post Reply
Marco Rubio´s office got in touch this week to say the Florida senator and possible 2016 GOP presidential hopeful wanted to discuss immigration. The specific subject was President Obama´s expected move to unilaterally legalize as many as half of the 11 million immigrants currently in the United States illegally. But Rubio, speaking by phone during a visit to Atlanta, had much more to say about the broader issue of immigration reform. What he outlined amounted to an entirely new approach to the issue that has contributed to his rise, then fall, and perhaps rise again, in the Republican Party. Rubio

ESPN says it regrets Michael Sam
shower report that drew criticism
Washington Post, by Cindy Boren    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/27/2014 12:09:39 PM     Post Reply
After it found itself at the epicenter of a storm of criticism over a report on the shower habits of Michael Sam, the first openly gay player on an NFL roster, and his teammates, ESPN responded Wednesday morning with a further statement on the report. “ESPN regrets the manner in which we presented our report. Clearly yesterday we collectively failed to meet the standards we have set in reporting on LGBT-related topics in sports.” On Tuesday, while providing an update about Sam’s quest to make the St. Louis Rams’ final roster, reporter Josina Anderson said that a Rams “defensive player told me

Groups to deliver Ferguson
petition to White House
Washington Examiner, by Susan Crabtree    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/27/2014 11:59:54 AM     Post Reply
More than a dozen civil rights groups, faith leaders and activists plan to meet outside the White House Thursday to deliver a petition demanding that the Justice Department hold accountable all police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. The groups, which include ColorofChange.org, Organization for Black Struggle, CREDO, MomsRising, MoveOn.org, among others, say they have gathered 900,000 signatures for a petition calling on President Obama and U.S. Attorney Eric Holder to fully investigate, prosecute and eventually fire all members of the police force that played a role in Brown’s killing. The groups created the petition

´Sopranos´ Creator Finally Reveals
Whether or Not Tony Soprano Died
New York Post*, by Mark Graham    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/27/2014 11:56:10 AM     Post Reply
One of the most controversial finales in television history aired way back on June 10, 2007. When The Sopranos director David Chase cut to black as Tony Soprano was eating dinner with his family in a New Jersey diner, thousands of confused people nationwide called their cable companies to complain that their HBO service went out. Others were just like, “Huh? What happened to Tony?” Chase’s refusal to definitively spell out Tony’s fate has been met largely by anger and outrage from viewers but, on the other hand, the lack of confirmation has also led to some incredibly detailed analysis

  


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Obama’s new power grab: A climate
change treaty without Senate ratification
Hot Line, by Allahpundit    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/27/2014 11:52:38 AM     Post Reply
It’s not a “new” treaty, apparently, if they’re rewriting an old treaty that’s already been ratified. Maybe that’s a sneak peek of Obama’s Syria policy too. Instead of asking for a new AUMF against ISIS, he could issue an “addendum” or whatever to the 2001 AUMF against Al Qaeda. Come to think of it, that’s his approach on immigration too. The mega-amnesty he’s getting ready to uncork isn’t being presented as new policy, even though it would legalize five million people or more. It’s being presented as a discretionary application of law that’s already on the books. Turns out every

The Left’s Ridiculous
Burger King Freakout
Federalist, by David Harsanyi    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/27/2014 11:50:39 AM     Post Reply
Burger King plans to merge with Canuck coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons and base the company’s headquarters in Canada where it will enjoy the kind of reasonable corporate tax structure that Democrats continue to obstruct here in the United States. And the move has provoked a fresh round of moral panic, faux patriotism and confusion. (Snip for graphic) It’s doubtful there will be much of a real backlash despite much wishful thinking. Most obviously, the majority of fast food customers are probably less inclined than the editors of the New Republic or the petitioners of MoveOn.org to mistake high tax rates

Obama Wants New
ISIS War Plan ASAP
Daily Beast, by Josh Rogin & Eli Lake    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/27/2014 11:48:26 AM     Post Reply
Leading U.S. officials now believe that America has to expand its air war against ISIS into Syria, but nobody knows yet how we can do it… or what will happen next. President Obama wants to decide by the end of the week whether or not his war in Iraq against the Islamic State will expand to the group’s haven in eastern Syria. But nearly everything about the potential military campaign is still in flux, administration officials tell The Daily Beast—from the goals of the effort to the intelligence needed to carry it out. ISIS’s murder of American photojournalist James Foley and its

Lawyer Responsible For Released Mike
Brown Shooting Audio Refuses to Answer
About Details of Recording …
Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: SoCalGal- 8/27/2014 11:48:17 AM     Post Reply
This Saint Louis report is claiming 11 shots, we can only hear 10 – Previous analysis HERE First volley [6 shots] in a 1-5 sequence lasting 1.8729 seconds {pause and reacquire sequence of 3.024 secs} Second volley [4 shots] in a 1-3 sequence lasting 1.627 seconds (Saint Louis Dispatch) Seven shots. A three-second pause. Four more shots. An audio file obtained by the Post-Dispatch on Tuesday is believed to have captured the shooting of Michael Brown Jr. If authenticated, it would be the first recording of the actual incident to have surfaced since Brown’s death on Aug. 9.

  


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ESPN Reports on Michael Sam´s Showering
Habits: He´s ´Respecting Our Space´
Breitbart Sports, by Breitbart News    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/27/2014 11:43:32 AM     Post Reply
On Tuesday, ESPN did a segment on Michael Sam´s showering habits. Seriously. Hours before NFL teams have to cut down their rosters to 75 players, ESPN´s Josina Anderson reported from Rams camp that a "Rams defensive player told me that ´Sam is respecting our space.´ From his perspective, he seems to think that Michael Sam is waiting to kind of take a shower, so as not to make his teammates feel uncomfortable.” According to TheBigLead, ESPN´s Anderson added that defensive tackle Kendall Langford said he has not yet been in the shower with Sam, saying that “there definitely could be a million reasons

Crist: I Was On The Democrats’
Side When I Was A Republican
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/27/2014 11:33:49 AM     Post Reply
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.— Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist continued his political comeback Tuesday as Democratic voters selected him as their nominee to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott in Florida, one of four states where voters were choosing candidates for statewide office. Crist easily defeated former state Sen. Nan Rich, while Scott coasted in his own primary toward a general election matching the state’s last two Republican governors. Both have struggled with sagging approval ratings and run-ins with conservatives. “It’s a wonderful night,” Crist declared after accepting a concession call from Rich. Crist said the strong showing is a sign that Democrats

300 Rally to Free Tahmooressi While
Brown Dines with Mexican President
Breitbart California, by Adelle Nazarian & Joel B. Pollak    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/27/2014 11:29:59 AM     Post Reply
SACRAMENTO, California -- Roughly 300 demonstrators gathered outside the Leland Stanford Mansion Musuem on Tuesday to protest against Mexico´s continued incarceration of U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, who is facing trial on gun charges. Inside the building, Gov. Jerry Brown was hosting Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto at a luncheon in his honor, which was the target of the demonstrations. Two Republicans, State Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (San Bernadino) and State Senator Joel Anderson (R-Alpine), declined to attend the luncheon. Donnelly organized the protest outside the luncheon and was joined by activists from the Tea Party, as well as others concerned

Saudi Foreign Minister: Time for
Islamic World to Recognize Israel
Breitbart Big Peace, by Jordan Schachtel    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/27/2014 11:23:01 AM     Post Reply
Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister said that now is the time to recognize Israel as a legitimate entity in the Middle East, stressing that the Palestinian arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, terror group Hamas, is responsible for fanning the flames of war between Israelis and Palestinians. Speaking at the world assembly of Islamic scholars in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Saud bin Faisal Al Saud reiterated that the Arab world must also reject Hamas as the representatives of the Palestinian movement, AWDnews reports. Saudi media has consistently been against Hamas in the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, according to the Middle East

Obama Hopes to Dodge Congress
on International Global Warming Accord
Breitbart Big Government, by Warner Todd Huston    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/27/2014 11:20:45 AM     Post Reply
The Obama administration is reportedly attempting to bypass congressional ratification for an international move called a "sweeping international climate change agreement." According to The New York Times, Obama is preparing to hammer out this climate change agreement to "compel nations to cut their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions" ahead of a 2015 UN summit meeting in Paris. Calling it a "politically binding" agreement, Obama is reportedly working with foreign operatives to create a "name and shame" program that would pressure nations into conforming to the new global warming limits. But such an agreement would not normally have any force of law

  



Fallon to lead honors as Leno
wins top humor prize
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/27/2014 11:17:39 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON— Jimmy Fallon will lead top comedians in saluting his "Tonight Show" predecessor Jay Leno with the nation´s top humor prize in October at the Kennedy Center in Washington. The performing arts center announced Wednesday that Fallon will join Chelsea Handler, Jerry Seinfeld, Wanda Sykes, Betty White, Kevin Eubanks and others in honoring Leno with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Leno will receive the prize during a performance by his fellow comedians Oct. 19 in Washington. The show will be broadcast nationally Nov. 23 on PBS stations. The prize recognizes people who have had an impact on American

NBC News Political Editor:
Obama ´Glad to Be Back´ from
Martha´s Vineyard Vacation
Breitbart Big Journalism, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/27/2014 11:11:06 AM     Post Reply
NBC News senior political editor Mark Murray believes President Barack Obama is thrilled to back at the White House from his Martha´s Vineyard vacation and not on the golf course. Murray told MSNBC´s Tamron Hall on Monday that when "you are on vacation, you hope it lasts forever, and you kinda don´t want to get back to work the next day." He said that was not the case for Obama. "I think the opposite is true for President Obama, where he´s probably glad to be back right at work and didn´t want that vacation to linger anymore, just because there was just

The NRSC´s Remarkable
Immigration Statement
Breitbart Big Government, by Jonathan Strong    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/27/2014 11:04:55 AM     Post Reply
Capitol Hill insiders widely consider President Obama´s rumored plan to unilaterally extend amnesty to as many as five million of illegal aliens to be political suicide, essentially ceding control of the Senate in a single act. But a key question has been whether elite Republicans are willing to deploy the issue in weaponized form. A statement from Brad Dayspring, spokesman for the National Republican Senatorial Committee, suggests the answer is yes. “Executive amnesty would not only subvert the law, but depress wages, and hurt the poorest Americans most of all – including legal immigrants looking to rise into the middle

Export-Import Bank faces rocky
path to renewal as Congress returns
Washington Examiner, by Timothy Carney    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 8/27/2014 11:01:56 AM     Post Reply
Congress will barely be in session in the 10 weeks before Election Day, and it will do very little legislating. One of the issues it does have to resolve, though, is what to do with the Export-Import Bank. Ex-Im is a federal agency that subsidizes U.S. exporters, giving taxpayer-backed financing to foreign companies and governments. Conservatives are giving this agency a hard time, and House leaders show no desire to take up a bill reauthorizing Ex-Im. But government-shutdown politics complicates things. Here´s the lay of the land: Democrats, for all their populist rhetoric and barbs at Big Business, are nearly

Who Better to Tell Chuck Todd
How to Revive Meet the Press
Than Its Most Frequent Guest?
Mediaite, by Evan McMurry    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/27/2014 10:53:57 AM     Post Reply
Chuck Todd’s surprise guest on the Daily Rundown Wednesday morning was none other than Senator John McCain (R-AZ), who’s appeared on Meet the Press sixty-nine times, more than any other guest. McCain, in affable mode rather than his normal Sunday cranky war hawk setting, advised Todd on reviving the iconic show, which fell in the ratings from first to third under David Gregory’s tenure. “I think it has been not just the oldest, but the premier Sunday encounter that the American people can have with leading figures in the political world,” McCain said. “I would suggest that rather than try to

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