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Ice cream magnate on course
to become Arizona´s next governor
after winning Republican primary
Daily Mail (UK), by James Rush    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/27/2014 2:17:08 PM     Post Reply
Ice cream magnate and State Treasurer Doug Ducey has won the Republican primary to stand for the next governor of Arizona, one of four states where voters were choosing candidates for statewide office. Ducey, who started Cold Stone Creamery in Arizona and built it into a national brand before selling the company in 2007, won the primary following a campaign focusing on his blend of government and business experience. He has been state treasurer for the last four years, serving as the chief steward of Arizona´s finances during a period that included the collapse of the housing market in the

´Circumstances Can Change´: Romney
Suggests Door Not Closed on 2016 Run
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/27/2014 1:54:55 PM     Post Reply
Mitt Romney has repeatedly stated that he will not run in the 2016 presidential election, but his most recent comments suggest he may be leaving the door slightly open for another run at the White House. During a radio interview yesterday on “The Hugh Hewitt Show,” Romney responded to more questions about his possible candidacy by saying, “I know you’re going to press, but you know, this is something we gave a lot of thought to when early on I decided we’re not going to be running this time.“ “And again, we said look, I had the chance of running. I didn’t

How the 1964 Democratic Convention
sank Atlantic City
Philadelphia Daily News, by Chuck Darrow    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/27/2014 1:49:54 PM     Post Reply
Even the late "positive thinking" avatar Norman Vincent Peale would have a tough slog finding optimism over Atlantic City´s current state, what with gaming revenues running about half of what they were eight years ago and three casinos set to turn out their lights by mid-September. But everything is relative. Compared with 50 years ago this week, the town is Las Vegas, Paris and Rio de Janeiro combined. The resort´s post-World War II decline was exacerbated by what should have been a triumph: Atlantic City had won the right to host the Democratic National Convention. For four days, beginning Aug.

  


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IMF chief Lagarde investigated
in French corruption case
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/27/2014 1:43:50 PM     Post Reply
Christine Lagarde, the chief of the International Monetary Fund, was placed under official investigation for negligence in a French corruption probe that dates back to her days as France’s finance minister. After a fourth round of questioning before magistrates on Wednesday, Lagarde said she would return to her work in Washington later in the day and said in a statement the decision was “without basis.” She is the third IMF managing director in a decade to face legal troubles. She and her former chief of staff face questions about their role in a 400 million-euro ($531 million) payment to a

CA State Assembly Approves Bill
Requiring Fake Guns To Be
Brightly Painted
Breitbart California, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/27/2014 1:38:56 PM     Post Reply
On August 26 the California Assembly passed SB199, requiring fake guns to be brightly painted so police know they are not real if a kid or a criminal points one at them. SB199 was born in the wake of the October 23 shooting in which Breitbart News reported that Santa Rosa, CA, police shot and killed 13-year-old Andy Lopez after he refuse to drop a gun that turned out to be a replica. According to SFGate, SB199 "was introduced by [state] senator Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles)." It has the support of assemblyman Mark Levine (D-Rafael), who says, "Horrific things

Facing Deportation, Mexican Woman
Offered Sanctuary At Arizona Church
Fox News Latino, by Aalia Shaheed    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/27/2014 1:17:51 PM     Post Reply
Rosa Imelda Robles Loreto, 41, was detained after a routine traffic revealed she was in the country illegally. The mother of two, who lives in Tucson, received a deportation order requiring her to leave the country by August 8th. But instead of returning to Mexico, the day before her deportation order she packed her bags and moved into Tucson’s Southside Presbyterian Church, which has become her and her family’s sanctuary of sorts the past three weeks to avoid deportation. Robles Loreto, who now lives inside the church with her husband and two sons, said she is trying to maintain a

Mass.-based fighter jet crashes in Virginia
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/27/2014 1:15:08 PM     Post Reply
DEERFIELD, Va.— An Air Force fighter jet based in Massachusetts crashed in the mountains of western Virginia on Wednesday, shaking the ground and frightening residents, and officials said the pilot´s fate was unknown. No injuries were reported on the ground as authorities located the crash site through heavy smoke on a mountainside. The pilot of the single-seat F-15C was with the 104th Fighter Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard in Westfield, Maj. Matthew Mutti said. The jet was on a standard training exercise to receive a system upgrade and had no munition onboard, said Mutti, from Barnes Air National

  


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The Islamic State Has
Nothing to Do With Islam?
FrontPage Magazine, by Robert Spencer    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/27/2014 1:03:42 PM     Post Reply
Whatever they may disagree about, Western leaders are in complete agreement about one thing: the new self-styled caliphate, the Islamic State, has nothing whatsoever to do with Islam. It’s a comforting, reassuring vision for Western non-Muslims facing a massive influx of Muslim immigrants and jittery about the prospect of Islamic terrorism, except for just one problem: it’s entirely false. Barack Obama has made it clear: “ISIL speaks for no religion. Their victims are overwhelmingly Muslim, and no faith teaches people to massacre innocents.” David Cameron intoned: “What we are witnessing is actually a battle between Islam on the one hand and

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

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.

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

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