News Forum - HomePage - RSS News Forum - HomePage - RSS ( Thu, 24 23 2014 11:23:57 GMT Thu, 24 23 2014 11:23:57 GMT Gov. Jindal: Leave education to local control Thu, 24 05 2014 11:05:48 GMT 5ab0a300d409796a5cd9fec8c316ba2587ac9f3c USA Today, by Gov. Bobby Jindal Posted By: tisHimself- Thu, 24 05 2014 11:05:48 GMT High standards for our students? Count me in. My dad was not happy with straight A´s. If my brother or I got a 95%, he wanted to know what happened on the other 5%. Even so, allowing the federal government to dictate education to states and local government? No thanks.It is true, the Common Core standards did originally grow from states wanting to increase standards so our students can better compete with the rest of the world. Great idea. And Louisiana was in that group. But a few things have happened along the way. First, the federal government became increasingly involved State Department gets second chance to list Hillary Clinton accomplishments. It doesn´t go well. Thu, 24 48 2014 10:48:27 GMT 98327c6aba6c393c4c1f2ee662d86098f4e42553 Washington Examiner [DC], by Byron York Posted By: Pluperfect- Thu, 24 48 2014 10:48:27 GMT On Tuesday, State Department spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki appeared flustered when she was asked a question concerning one of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton´s main legacies at Foggy Bottom. It was something called the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, known around the Department by the clunky acronym QDDR, and it was created by Secretary Clinton in 2010 to "provide a sweeping assessment of how the Department of State…can become more efficient, accountable, and effective." When Psaki announced that the 2014 edition of the QDDR is now underway, to "build on the foundation established by the 2010 review," Associated Press reporter ´Every Man His Own Commissar´: Jared Taylor and the Politics of Race Thu, 24 46 2014 10:46:14 GMT 533274fadad50967f9365322579f3e6c5158fb32 American Thinker, by Jeff Lipkes Posted By: magnante- Thu, 24 46 2014 10:46:14 GMT Good manners are infectious. Jared Taylor’s civility and dapper appearance impress even those sending him death threats: the most recent one addresses him as “Mr. Taylor.” (snip) For his many critics, the civility, reasonableness, and impressive c.v. are all a veneer. Beneath the polished exterior beats the heart of a racist. Taylor denies the charge: he is a “race realist” not a “racist.” But this is a distinction without a difference to opponents. He believes the differences in White and Black crime rates, academic and intelligence test scores, and other variances in behavior and outlook are largely attributable to genetic The Press Never Calls Thu, 24 41 2014 10:41:38 GMT ff4eecffdc087577098a06e3e6deed00d5f73bc7 American Spectator, by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. Posted By: Pluperfect- Thu, 24 41 2014 10:41:38 GMT WASHINGTON — My telephone is not ringing off the hook. No intriguing or inquiring emails have arrived on my computer. Yet, on Friday, a document drop from the Clinton Library revealed that years ago, in the 1990s, I was at the very heart of the “vast right'wing conspiracy.” Now here we are almost a week later, and still no journalist, much less a historian, has called to ask me if I really was actively conspiring with the British press, select American newspapers, obscure right'wing political operators and, who knows, possibly foreign powers to create the gossamer of scandal over the What you won’t read in the papers about the ‘Central Park Five’ Thu, 24 31 2014 10:31:20 GMT d8aa72e9ca58215a6b90135673edb2a72aea091e Daily Caller, by Ann Coulter Posted By: Pluperfect- Thu, 24 31 2014 10:31:20 GMT New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is demanding a quick settlement of the lawsuit brought by the five men convicted of one of the most sickening crimes in the city’s history: the attack on the Central Park jogger in 1989. The plaintiffs are demanding $50 million apiece — for going to prison for a rape that they committed, as detailed in Chapter 13 of Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Destroying America. Abner Louima got $5.8 million for a shockingly brutal police assault on him, and he was just an innocent bystander. The “Central Park Five,” as PBS documentarian Ken Burns has CRS report: The administration has missed 44 of its own ObamaCare deadlines Thu, 24 25 2014 10:25:12 GMT 6653d679cf3b362e226e5df0d080399aeba6b2c7 Hot Air, by Erika Johnsen Posted By: Pluperfect- Thu, 24 25 2014 10:25:12 GMT I’m posting this report, not because I think anyone actually expected the Obama administration to abide by the requirements it set out for itself when devising this leviathan of a law (LOLz) — I mean, the thing is huge, and it would just be totally unreasonable to expect the administration to be able to churn out regulations and studies on time, every time, right? …Which is exactly my point. I’d just like to take this opportunity to once again highlight the practically unknowable degree to which Obama’s crowning legislative achievement is expanding our bureaucracy and its involvement in one'sixth of Ukraine crisis: US troops land in Poland for exercises Thu, 24 48 2014 06:48:39 GMT 429f5f334fc4607706c394f6ceb2bbc9efbbc64f Telegraph [UK], by Staff Posted By: Attercliffe- Thu, 24 48 2014 06:48:39 GMT The first contingent of US troops has landed in Poland for military exercises amid tensions with Russia over Ukraine. An initial 150 soldiers are to be followed by a further 450 within days. Separately, the UK, Netherlands and Denmark scrambled fighter jets after Russian military aircraft were spotted approaching their airspace. US President Barack Obama accused Russia of flouting last week´s deal on Ukraine. Moscow said it would respond to any attack on its interests there. Speaking on Russian state TV channel RT on Wednesday, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov drew a parallel with the 2008 Georgian war, saying that if Fla. passes bill to make killing fetuses a crime Thu, 24 54 2014 04:54:43 GMT 7d9f30f141060940b014bb06fdbbce06fe2ebcc9 Associated Press, by Staff Posted By: JoniTx- Thu, 24 54 2014 04:54:43 GMT TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— Killing or injuring a fetus at any stage of development would be a crime under a bill passed by the Florida Legislature. The Florida Senate voted 25'14 for the bill that expands a current law, which allows for murder or manslaughter charges if a fetus dies after it has developed to a point where it can survive outside the womb. Sen. Kelli Stargel said the bill was needed because of what happened to Remee Jo Lee. The Tampa'area woman had a miscarriage after being tricked into taking abortion pills by her ex'boyfriend. Lee was in the Senate chamber Catastrophe Inc Thu, 24 50 2014 04:50:01 GMT 06cef2023e01240d7ae3e6eaa1dc04e31c592ad6 PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez Posted By: Hazymac- Thu, 24 50 2014 04:50:01 GMT Another catastrophe has overtaken John Kerry. It’s almost routine now. The Middle East peace process that was going to fix everything has finally gone belly up. John Kerry’s tireless overtures have somehow resulted in the Palestinian authority joining Hamas. You wonder how he did that. That alliance with the terror organization deep'sixed any hopes for a deal with Israel. (Snip) Good news is pretty thin at Foggy Bottom. This latest setback comes after a State Department spokesperson failed to name a single accomplishment of the agency under Secretary Hillary Clinton. "State Department Press Secretary Jen Psaki was flummoxed, too, when Michelle Obama: Average American doesn´t ´know much about the military´ Thu, 24 27 2014 03:27:58 GMT b3e502765332d2cb1bfdeb1ce70d10f4e6b35fca Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard Posted By: KarenJ1- Thu, 24 27 2014 03:27:58 GMT First lady Michelle Obama took her campaign to help veterans find jobs to Fort Campbell, Ky.., Wednesday where she said that most Americans don´t know much about the military. Following comments from Jill Biden, the vice president´s wife and Obama´s teammate in helping veterans, she noted that unlike Biden, she had little familiarity with the military prior to campaigning for the White House in 2008. “Unlike Jill, I wasn´t a military mom. I wasn´t a Blue Star family member. I didn´t know much about the military, and I was probably more like the average American,” said Obama. Safety concerns about legal marijuana edibles Thu, 24 56 2014 02:56:23 GMT e697548d2b767cb52de14c5a6120dfadcdaffd71 Fox News, by Kelly David Burke Posted By: KarenJ1- Thu, 24 56 2014 02:56:23 GMT Two recent deaths and increased emergency room visits in Colorado have highlighted concerns about the safety of legal marijuana edibles. Dr. George Sam Wang of Children´s Hospital Colorado says part of the problem is that the effects of edible marijuana begin more slowly than smokeable pot, though they tend to last longer. "One of the dangers that we´ve been seeing with adult recreational retail use is they´ll take the recommended dose, wait, feel no effects and then continue to stack doses. Then before they know it they have a pretty large amount in their system and then they get potentially pretty severe The next Keystone? Natural gas project draws environmentalist ire Thu, 24 53 2014 02:53:25 GMT 20244a44b7f6005bf72312ce0c604f29a93d0243 Fox News, by Mike Emanuel Posted By: JoniTx- Thu, 24 53 2014 02:53:25 GMT A liquefied natural gas facility in southern Maryland is generating intense criticism from environmental groups, in a fight that echoes the protracted battle over the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Energy company Dominion Resources is hoping to invest up to $3.8 billion to upgrade the Cove Point LNG facility as an export terminal. If successful, it could become the East Coast´s chief LNG export facility, sending billions of cubic feet of natural gas to Japan, India, and elsewhere. Dominion stresses that the project would have a huge economic impact close to home as well. "The local area of Calvert County gets ´Chiraq´: Chicago Becoming More Dangerous Than Terror'Torn Iraq Thu, 24 45 2014 02:45:53 GMT 9a3039ef4c52e15bc6c7007b121adc63e4b44c18 Breitbart Big Government, by Warner Todd Huston Posted By: JoniTx- Thu, 24 45 2014 02:45:53 GMT During the first two weeks of nice temperatures in Chicago this year''which included Easter weekend''the city was beset with some 100 shootings with nearly a dozen dead. This intense violence has earned the Windy City a brand new nickname bestowed by its own citizens: "Chiraq." Over Easter weekend, there were 45 separate shooting victims in Chicago, four of which died. The previous weekend saw 35 shootings in only 36 hours that resulted in several more deaths. There were even more shootings and deaths during the intervening days between the weekends, as well. All this violence has turned Chicago into a Casino mogul brands George Clooney a drunk after actor called him an a**hole and stormed away from dinner for insulting President Obama Thu, 24 43 2014 02:43:22 GMT eda2862f10ffd5c76281b0794dab1271d52094fc Daily Mail (U.K.), by Helen Pow Posted By: Desert Fox- Thu, 24 43 2014 02:43:22 GMT George Clooney has confessed to calling Las Vegas gambling mogul Steve Wynn an ´a**hole´ and storming off at a recent dinner because the casino'owner insulted President Barack Obama. The verbal assault occurred two weeks ago when the two'time Oscar winner was in Vegas promoting his Casamigos tequila, and was invited to dine with Wynn and his wife, Andrea Hissom, at the fancy Botero restaurant inside the 72'year'old´s Encore hotel. But when dinner was finished, the conversation turned to Obama´s Affordable Care Act, of which Wynn is a vocal opponent. That´s when sparks began to fly. Clooney immediately took exception to how the billionaire Japanese MP angry that Michelle didn´t join president on Tokyo trip makes extraordinary claim that Obama CHEATS and their looming divorce is ´an open secret´ Thu, 24 34 2014 02:34:53 GMT 3eecdd24d46a72c5a0aed6982895af14bf5c31a9 Daily Mail (U.K.), by David Martosko Posted By: Desert Fox- Thu, 24 34 2014 02:34:53 GMT A prominent Japanese politician has raised hackles as Barack Obama visits Tokyo by claiming it´s an ´open secret´ that he and the first lady are headed for divorce, and that the president has been using Secret Service agents to cover for him as he pursues extramarital affairs. Kazuyuki Hamada, who sits in the upper house of Japan´s parliament, earned his PhD a half'mile from the White House at George Washington University, and emerged as a shrill commentator on America´s economy and foreign policy. In 2009 he also joined the ranks of the so'called ´birthers,´ arguing in a book titled ´Who is Obama?´ ECSU Prof Apologizes for Slurring Republicans in Lecture Thu, 24 29 2014 02:29:48 GMT 059fe91bc4edb449fa5ee13620ecba65e825ecff Townhall, by Sarah Jean Seman Posted By: KarenJ1- Thu, 24 29 2014 02:29:48 GMT Professor Brent Terry has apologized for slamming the GOP during a creative writing class lecture at Eastern Connecticut State University earlier this week. During the four'minute rant, captured by one student on audio tape, the professor claimed Republicans do not want Latinos, blacks, young people, or old people to vote. He also warned colleges would start closing if the GOP takes control of both the House and Senate in November. State GOP Rep. Leader Larry Cafero (R'Norwalk) demanded Terry apologize for his offensive harangue “as a point of personal privilege.” Only an hour after Cafero made the request on the House A fatal wait: Veterans languish and die on a VA hospital´s secret list Thu, 24 23 2014 02:23:29 GMT ec3f5d95119db89add36ee85e0b85d89735ed76b CNN, by Scott Bronstein & Drew Griffin Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Thu, 24 23 2014 02:23:29 GMT At least 40 U.S. veterans died waiting for appointments at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care system, many of whom were placed on a secret waiting list. The secret list was part of an elaborate scheme designed by Veterans Affairs managers in Phoenix who were trying to hide that 1,400 to 1,600 sick veterans were forced to wait months to see a doctor, according to a recently retired top VA doctor and several high-level sources. For six months, CNN has been reporting on extended delays in health care appointments suffered by veterans across the country and who died while waiting for appointments and care. Over 40,000 People Are Registered to Vote in Both Virginia and Maryland Thu, 24 20 2014 02:20:56 GMT 295d05f982698df84df6246374b14888e51a521b Townhall, by Heather Ginsberg Posted By: KarenJ1- Thu, 24 20 2014 02:20:56 GMT As midterm elections quickly approach, many are starting to think about voting and potential fraud at the polls. And once again, we find that there is cause to be worried about voter fraud here in the U.S. It appears in a new report that 44,000 people are registered to vote in both Virginia and Maryland. A vote'integrity group crosschecked the voter rolls in the two states and found far too many people registered in both states. The group, known as The Virginia Voters Alliance, is going to expand their research into surrounding states like Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia, New York, Perry Pitches Texas to New York Businesses, Hits Cuomo on Ads Thu, 24 08 2014 02:08:56 GMT fad5f182eb99b2a882e7966a84bef1a1da415830 New York Observer, by Jill Colvin Posted By: JoniTx- Thu, 24 08 2014 02:08:56 GMT Texas Gov. Rick Perry was in New York today to make his pitch to business leaders he hopes to lure to the Lone Star State, and took the opportunity to reissue his debate challenge to Gov. Andrew Cuomo–who today declined the request. “Yes, I’m here recruiting business. I’m don’t shy away from that. I’m very upfront about that. But I’m also here to help stimulate a conversation with the people of New York state, the people in New York City, the legislators, the governor,” said Mr. Perry, speaking to reporters after a lunch with business owners at Hill Country BBQ. Antibiotic'resistant superbug MRSA is now colonizing people’s homes Thu, 24 06 2014 02:06:37 GMT 40b066b8fbea565e7e80fea76aa7ce78a810988e Salon Magazine, by Lindsay Abrams Posted By: KarenJ1- Thu, 24 06 2014 02:06:37 GMT Avoiding hospitals, gyms and communal showers isn’t a failsafe against getting infected with MRSA — that’s methicillin'resistant Staphylococcus aureus — a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests. Instead, researchers tracing a specific strain of the contagious staph infection found that the bacteria has also been breeding in private households, meaning that homes play a “critical role as reservoirs for transmission.” Nature has the scoop: Researchers examined the prevalence of the USA300 strain in northern Manhattan and the Bronx, where it has caused an epidemic of skin and soft'tissue infections in recent years. In 2009, In Policy Shift, F.C.C. Will Allow A Web Fast Lane Thu, 24 04 2014 02:04:55 GMT 554e89642f01ded811404f5e774da344ca40893f New York Times, by Edward Wyatt Posted By: Desert Fox- Thu, 24 04 2014 02:04:55 GMT WASHINGTON — The principle that all Internet content should be treated equally as it flows through cables and pipes to consumers looks all but dead. Companies like Disney, Google or Netflix will be allowed to pay Internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon for special, faster lanes to send video and other content to their customers under new rules to be proposed by the Federal Communications Commission, the agency said on Wednesday. The proposed rules are a turnaround for the agency on what is known as net neutrality — the idea that Internet users should have equal ability to see any legal Telling Students to Earn Less Thu, 24 59 2014 01:59:31 GMT c78b17ccb858ff3c83e9998b685987b66adc3626 Wall Street Journal, by Editorial Posted By: Desert Fox- Thu, 24 59 2014 01:59:31 GMT The federal student loan program is becoming so costly to taxpayers that even President Obama is pretending to fix it. Readers will recall Mr. Obama as the man who has spent much of his Presidency expanding this program, creating new ways for borrowers to avoid repayment, and then campaigning about these dubious achievements on campuses nationwide. Now Team Obama is acknowledging that his policies are turning out to be more expensive than he claimed. Participation in federal debt'forgiveness programs is surging. In a mere six months the number of borrowers who´ve signed up for such plans has increased to more than The Other Stealthy ObamaCare Menace Thu, 24 48 2014 01:48:11 GMT f7f491d459c6b359cf09937de83813fb94d25e74 Wall Street Journal, by Lanhee J. Chen & James C. Capretta Posted By: Desert Fox- Thu, 24 48 2014 01:48:11 GMT The Affordable Care Act´s Independent Payment Advisory Board has been so heavily criticized for being an unaccountable body with the power to effectively ration Medicare services that many congressional Democrats no longer support it. IPAB´s bureaucratic cousin—the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation—deserves the same treatment. Both institutions are in place to preserve rather than reform Medicare´s traditional, and broken, fee'for'service Medicare program. They both also embrace the ObamaCare technocratic mind'set. IPAB´s 15 supposed experts (yet to be nominated by the Obama administration) are charged with governing a program with more than 50 million enrollees. The unstated yet clear agenda is to Lawmakers Unveil Plan to Liberate Western Lands and Evict Feds Thu, 24 37 2014 01:37:19 GMT 861c0991c9791353610c90c216cb4618642e0fe3 New American Magazine, by Alex Newman Posted By: KarenJ1- Thu, 24 37 2014 01:37:19 GMT font size decrease font size increase font size Print E'mail Lawmakers Unveil Plan to Liberate Western Lands and Evict Feds With the now'infamous federal abuses against the Bundy ranching family and its supporters in Nevada helping to awaken a sleeping giant, liberty'minded elected officials from Western states are coming together with citizens to take action in defense of the Constitution and the West. Their mission: to wrest control over the vast expanses of land and wealth in the region that are unconstitutionally claimed by the Washington, D.C.'based political and bureaucratic classes. Now, a new alliance of lawmakers and citizens has a concrete plan to No time for cowards — let´s talk about race, America Thu, 24 32 2014 01:32:50 GMT e30e2a5894d05c10d327e5dabe0d9c72fc6bb84e Chicago Tribune, by John Kass Posted By: JoniTx- Thu, 24 32 2014 01:32:50 GMT When it comes to race in America, the last thing I´d want is to be considered a coward. But then, it´s so easy to be cowardly in America when it comes to race. It´s not normal for people to take positions that can leave them vulnerable and make it easy for others to brand them as racist and then shun them. Such pressure is a fact of American life. So instead of talking, they clam up. Their lips may stop moving. But they don´t stop thinking. And Attorney General Eric Holder said as much shortly after Barack Obama was elected president