News Forum - HomePage - RSS News Forum - HomePage - RSS ( Tue, 25 09 2014 02:09:18 GMT Tue, 25 09 2014 02:09:18 GMT 2016 GOP hopefuls struggle to appease base on amnesty without angering Hispanics Tue, 25 55 2014 01:55:40 GMT 684a1ed0dc8baecd240a80c62a412a7ce5935d5f Washington Times, by Seth McLaughlin Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Tue, 25 55 2014 01:55:40 GMT The 2016 Republican presidential hopefuls are having to walk a tightrope as they respond to President Obama’s executive deportation amnesty, trying to push back against the White House while not offending the increasingly powerful Hispanic voting bloc. Some of the major potential 2016 candidates have called for rescinding Mr. Obama’s order, even as they vow to lead Congress in a push to achieve the same ends of legal status for most illegal immigrants.And Govs. Rick Perry of Texas and Scott Walker of Wisconsin, who won re'election earlier this month, went a step farther, floating the idea of pursuing legal action Boehner reappoints Gowdy as head of House Select Committee on Benghazi Tue, 25 45 2014 01:45:07 GMT 6d6c252551c553b0c8d758f0ec5258226d90513f Fox News, by Staff Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Tue, 25 45 2014 01:45:07 GMT House Speaker John Boehner announced Monday that he is reappointing Rep. Trey Gowdy as chairman of the House Select Committee probing the Benghazi attack. Boehner said in a statement that there are still many unanswered questions about the Sept. 11, 2012 attack in Libya. U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans died in the attack. “I look forward to the definitive report Chairman Gowdy and the Select Committee will present to the American people,” Boehner, R'Ohio, said. Boehner said that he is also re'appointing all the Republican members of the committee. Calorie counts: Coming to a restaurant, movie theater, vending machine near you Tue, 25 36 2014 01:36:01 GMT 1160463fe450a7977b4a86d7518de37028d227a2 Washington Post, by Brady Dennis Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Tue, 25 36 2014 01:36:01 GMT It’s about to get a lot tougher to hide from calories. Chain restaurants, vending machines, grocery stores, coffee shops and pizza joints will soon have to display detailed calorie information on their menus under long-awaited rules to be issued Tuesday by the Food and Drug Administration. The calorie-posting requirements extend to a vast array of foods that Americans consume in their daily lives: (Snip) Chain restaurants and other establishments will have one year to comply with the new regulations. Owners of vending machines will have two years to post calorie information for each item inside the machines on nearby I Went Halfway Around the World with Chuck Hagel—and All I Learned Was That He Was Doomed Tue, 25 01 2014 01:01:52 GMT 686eca07f46558f605cdbc6f538f65714ca63900 New Republicc Magazine, by Reid Cherlin Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Tue, 25 01 2014 01:01:52 GMT Last August, I flew halfway around the world with Chuck Hagel to try to see what made him tick, and why he’d been chosen as Secretary of Defense at such an unsettled, seemingly crucial period for our national security. I watched Hagel in bilateral meetings with Southeast Asian ministers of defense, and I watched him take questions from American marines in Hawaii. I saw him in a bathing suit (he’s an avid morning lap-swimmer), and I saw him in a business suit, and I saw him in leisurewear on the interminable flights across the Pacific. I interviewed him twice, generating nearly 10,000 words of transcripts. Labor Secretary: ‘President’s Executive Action Will Help Lift Wages’ Tue, 25 45 2014 12:45:40 GMT 1812777c7b1c2202b5380ccb985003d3d27a088f Cybercast News Service, by Ali Meyer Posted By: KarenJ1- Tue, 25 45 2014 12:45:40 GMT Labor Secretary Tom Perez said that President Obama’s executive action on immigration “will help lift wages” and that illegal immigrants are “exploited by employers” during a Politico event at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 20. “There have been a number of estimates of how the president’s executive action will help lift wagesm and I agree with that,” Perez said. “What would help lift wages even more is comprehensive immigration reform, and there is no substitute for that comprehensive reform." Obama announced his executive order on immigration on Thursday, saying, “If you’ve been in America for more than five years; David Brooks: "On The Republican Side, The Great And The Good Are Hoping For Jeb Bush" Tue, 25 14 2014 12:14:05 GMT e833069b0c4ac69ad12e4de1b094127e9c47bbc9 Real Clear Politics, by Ian Schwartz Posted By: KarenJ1- Tue, 25 14 2014 12:14:05 GMT JUDY WOODRUFF, PBS NEWSHOUR: Well, it — let’s look at those. You have already got some Republicans. It’s only two weeks almost since the midterms. You have already got Republicans out there talking about whether they’re going to — or people talking about whether they’re going to run, whether it’s Jeb Bush. John Kasich won by 30 points in the state of Ohio, won reelection. Are we beginning, David, to see the shape of who may run on the Republican side? We know, on the Democratic side, Jim Webb, the former United States senator from Virginia, formed an exploratory committee. Grand jury has reached decision in Ferguson case, announcement set for 8 p.m. Tue, 25 13 2014 12:13:13 GMT eb905d71a49b036af9aa179b7d5d1aefa8194d2e St. Louis Post'Dispatch, by Staff Posted By: Attercliffe- Tue, 25 13 2014 12:13:13 GMT UPDATED at 6 p.m. with Brown family calling for peace, asking for 4½ minutes of silence after grand jury announcement. CLAYTON • A St. Louis County grand jury has reached a decision on whether to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson and officials will reveal it tonight, the Post'Dispatch has confirmed. The announcement will be made at 8 p.m. at the St. Louis County Justice Center in Clayton. Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch has pledged that if Wilson is not indicted, most of the evidence presented to grand jurors would be publicly released. An attorney for McCulloch´s office says the prosecutor can do that The Evolution of Ron Johnson Tue, 25 10 2014 12:10:10 GMT 7516835595c85e0eb87c02b7b6e40f59b99a52d6 National Journal, by Sarah Mimms Posted By: KarenJ1- Tue, 25 10 2014 12:10:10 GMT Talk to Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin about his party´s new majority in the next Congress and the phrase you´ll hear the most is "common ground." While some GOP colleagues mull what they can do in spite of a slim majority and a Democratic president, Johnson´s focus now, he says, is on what they can accomplish together. For a man who was elected during the tea'party wave of 2010 on a platform of drastically reducing federal spending and overturning the Affordable Care Act, Johnson´s tone is notable. He says he is no longer looking to repeal the health care law. He Obama Jokes: ´I Love Meryl Streep´ and Michelle Can´t Do Anything About It Tue, 25 04 2014 12:04:09 GMT cc0457ca05bd6ab473dcde70d34955b2c3b438ae Breitbart Big Government, by Charlie Spiering Posted By: KarenJ1- Tue, 25 04 2014 12:04:09 GMT President Obama awarded the Medal of Freedom to several Americans today, including musician Stevie Wonder and actress Meryl Streep. Obama introduced Streep during the ceremony, noting that it was the “third or fourth” award that she had received since he was in office. “I have said it publicly, I love Meryl Streep. I love her, ” Obama joked. “Her husband knows I love her, Michelle knows I love her, and there is nothing either of them can do about it.” Obama generated nervous laughter in the audience, as Streep threw up her hands in response. Obama praised her for her Geraldo Threatens to Turn Critics ´Over to Fox News and Facebook Authorities´ Mon, 24 59 2014 11:59:14 GMT 80d7349deed35a65b220f5f8eac191f042f319f8 Breitbart Big Journalism, by John Nolte Posted By: KarenJ1- Mon, 24 59 2014 11:59:14 GMT Fox News´ Geraldo Rivera has been a vocal supporter of President Obama´s end'run around the rule of law to grant some 5 million future Democrats illegal aliens amnesty. But, and without any sense of irony, the blowback from some critics has Geraldo running to the authorities '' the Facebook and Fox News (Snip) Who knew Fox news and Facebook even had authorities. It is good to know, though, that when it comes to him personally, Geraldo believes in the rule of law. NASA reveals spectacular image of Jupiter´s moon Europa Mon, 24 55 2014 11:55:25 GMT 1b88685a323d3bc2c858d3aff6505388587fe0bf, by Elizabeth Howell Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Mon, 24 55 2014 11:55:25 GMT An incredible, reprocessed picture of Jupiter´s moon Europa shows the mysterious natural satellite´s amazing colors as they have never been seen before. The original photos of Europa were collected by the Galileo spacecraft, which explored Jupiter and its moons from orbit in the 1990s. NASA officials reprocessed Galileo´s data using modern imaging techniques that improved on an enhanced-color view of Europa the agency created in 2001. The new photo, released on Nov. 21, shows the largest proportion of Europa´s surface at the highest images resolution, NASA officials said. NASA released the picture as the agency pushes forward Jarrett: Boehner Asked Obama For Help Avoiding Conservatives´ Ire Mon, 24 51 2014 11:51:24 GMT 7b93965544f241811b21e8ed4093e0ff901b5bae Breitbart Big Government, by Caroline May Posted By: KarenJ1- Mon, 24 51 2014 11:51:24 GMT House Speaker John Boehner (R'OH) requested that President Barack Obama avoid making a “very public push” on immigration during the midterm primaries, according to White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett. Speaking to the Chicago Sun'Times´ Washington Bureau Chief, Lynn Sweet, Jarrett claimed that the Speaker asked Obama to wait until after the primaries to publicly move with the immigration issue. As Sweet notes, the immigration issue during the primaries could have served to make fending off conservative challenges — a la the defeat of Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R'VA) at the hands of David Brat, who made immigration an issue in his Security services have foiled FORTY terror plots since 2005, including Mumbai'style attacks, plane bombings and assassinations Mon, 24 43 2014 11:43:28 GMT 65adb599dad8a571d9cb14507bf6c683fc23a5ff Daily Mail [UK], by Matt Chorley Posted By: Attercliffe- Mon, 24 43 2014 11:43:28 GMT Police and security services have thwarted 40 terrorists plots in Britain since the July 7 attacks nine years ago, Theresa May revealed today. The foiled atrocities including ´marauding´ ´Mumbai'style´ gun attacks streets, an attempt to blow up the London Stock Exchange and airplanes, and murder troops and a British ambassador. Unveiling a raft of new counter'terror measures, the Home Secretary warned the threat to Britain is ´greater than it ever has been´ and stressed the terrorists ´only have to be lucky once´. The new Counter'Terrorism and Security Bill''designed to tighten up protections in the UK''will be rushed in the Houses of Commons FDA warns gynecologic device has spread cancer Mon, 24 39 2014 11:39:51 GMT 0cf0b013672a3dbe63292f0a6123133f051e79c7 USA Today, by Karen Weintraub Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Mon, 24 39 2014 11:39:51 GMT The US Food and Drug Administration Monday warned against a gynecologic device that has spread cancer in women who thought they had harmless fibroids. In the last year, two'dozen women have reported that their cancer was made worse by the device, called a power morcellator, which turned a treatable condition into a life'threatening disease. "We believe that in the vast majority of women, the procedure should not be performed," said Dr. William Maisel, (Snip) The device is used to pulverize fibroids before removing them through a tiny hole in the abdomen. If any growths are cancerous – which is impossible Ted Cruz: Joe Lieberman for Defense secretary Mon, 24 36 2014 11:36:23 GMT c1d292606d04017a7cfa630dd33e6544947c049f Politico, by Seung Min Kim Posted By: JoniTx- Mon, 24 36 2014 11:36:23 GMT Sen. Ted Cruz (R'Texas) has a person in mind to replace outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel: Joe Lieberman. Cruz floated the former Connecticut independent senator as a “strong” option to succeed Hagel, who announced his resignation earlier Monday. President Barack Obama has not yet named a proposed replacement. “One strong option would be former Sen. Joe Lieberman, a member of the president’s own party with deep experience and unshakable commitment to the security of the United States,” Cruz said. “I urge the president to give him full and fair consideration for this critical position.” Lieberman, who retired from Congress in Obama roasted hero Hagel for Thanksgiving but pardoned the real turkey of America´s defense ' himself Mon, 24 30 2014 11:30:57 GMT 819bc95b9fa8c1a13dca0b54b4f2288d950fa274 Daily Mail [UK], by Piers Morgan Posted By: KarenJ1- Mon, 24 30 2014 11:30:57 GMT Senator Chuck Hagel, America’s defense secretary, was today chosen as President Obama’s sacrificial human Thanksgiving turkey. As we disseminate that shock decision, it’s important to remember the kind of man Senator Hagel is and what qualified him for the job. Hagel served on the ground in the jungles of Vietnam and Cambodia throughout 1968, the worst year of the war in which nearly 17,000 Americans died. On March 28, 1968, Hagel and his brother Tom were crossing a stream when a mine exploded. It killed a number of men. Tom Hagel looked back and saw Chuck lying on the ground, ISIS claims it ´toppled´ US defense secretary as it launches mocking Twitter hashtag and tweets Photoshopped image of Chuck Hagel in mid'beheading Mon, 24 28 2014 11:28:08 GMT ddcc95bf5f4cacbc67fb8cb2e20881d792caf71c Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko Posted By: Attercliffe- Mon, 24 28 2014 11:28:08 GMT Militants aligned with the self'proclaimed ´Islamic State´ (ISIS) boasted Monday on Twitter that the terror army was responsible for U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel´s ouster. ´The Islamic State has toppled the US defense minister,´ one of the group´s social media agitator gloated Monday on Twitter, launching a hashtag with the same message. ISIS, known for its gruesome beheading videos, was praised in a long stream of tweets featuring a Photoshopped image depicting Hagel´s head being severed. Other images featured cartoons of Obama kicking Hagel in the backside and mocking Hagel with emoji for getting choked up during his farewell remarks. VA fires Sharon Helman, head of Phoenix hospital at center of scandal Mon, 24 26 2014 11:26:24 GMT a61660c742aef6d2d579410a3dacbb607b774562 Washington Times, by Jacqueline Klimas Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Mon, 24 26 2014 11:26:24 GMT The Veterans Affairs Department removed the head of its Phoenix hospital facility Monday, more than six months after whistleblowers said veterans were dying while on secret lists waiting for care at the center. Sharon Helman, the director of the Phoenix VA health care system, was officially fired Monday, though she has been on administrative leave since May. “Lack of oversight and misconduct by VA leaders runs counter to our mission of serving veterans, and VA will not tolerate it,” said Secretary Bob McDonald in a statement. “We depend on VA employees and leaders to put the needs of veterans first and honor VA’s core Congress Vows to Block Obama After Iran Talks Collapse Mon, 24 13 2014 11:13:51 GMT 1ca5a9526f82ba403fbaf50a519df66cbfcd21c1 Washington Free Beacon (DC), by Adam Kredo Posted By: JoniTx- Mon, 24 13 2014 11:13:51 GMT VIENNA—Just hours after Secretary of State John Kerry announced that talks between Iran and the West ended in failure, congressional leaders are planning to take their own action against Tehran in a legislative bid to prevent it from acquiring nuclear weapons, according to multiple lawmakers and senior congressional insiders familiar with the strategy. Negotiations between the United States and Iran will resume as early as December and continue through July 2015 as the sides seek to overcome an impasse over Tehran’s demands that it be permitted to retain the most controversial aspects of its nuclear work, Kerry told reporters Radical Activist Group Calls on Rebels to Take Metrolink to #Ferguson for “War” Mon, 24 07 2014 11:07:43 GMT f17eb04f3c537433c8b94c06f7283e3ec89f9819 Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft Posted By: JoniTx- Mon, 24 07 2014 11:07:43 GMT RbG Black Rebels ' the group that put out a $5,000 bounty on Darren Wilson’s head – is posting threatening tweets again today in the run'up of the Michael Brown court decision. They are calling for all “rebels” in East St. Louis, Illinois to take the Metrolink over to Ferguson to “protest” the decision tonight. (Tweet) The group says they will go to the Mike Brown memorial to pray for the dead “and our Rebels at war to be victorious.” (Tweet) This is the same group that posted photos of the 7.62 and 9mm ammo they are stockpiling in anticipation Michelle will ‘guide’ you through Christmas this year Mon, 24 57 2014 10:57:37 GMT c34a0002b2177c6d2343ba42de5eec0d70700ead Canada Free Press, by Judi McLeod Posted By: snowcloud- Mon, 24 57 2014 10:57:37 GMT Michelle Obama has been strangely quiet since her husband King Obama I delivered Executive Amnesty on November 20. “I wonder where Michelle is?” talk show radio supremo Mark Levin asked on Friday. “Where are the girls?” “I don’t know.” Only the school children of America know for sure where Michelle Obama isn’t: In the school cafeteria where she has been given the proverbial bum’s rush for her scanty and even gross school day lunches, with which she has abysmally failed to replace Mom’s lovingly packed paper bag lunch. When the Obamas finally depart the White House, Obama’s legacy in caricature will be a CNN Covers Sex Abuse Case Against Obama ´Friend,´ As Big Three Censor Story Mon, 24 57 2014 10:57:10 GMT 0f1788b385aaf9277f7abd457abe346f89bccfe5 Newsbusters, by Matthew Balan Posted By: JoniTx- Mon, 24 57 2014 10:57:10 GMT CNN stood out on Sunday and Monday for actually covering the sex abuse charges against Terry Bean, a "major fundraiser for President Obama," as correspondent Erin McPike labeled him. The cable network devoted three full segments and two news briefs to the criminal charges against Bean, who is also the co'founder of the left'wing homosexual activist group Human Rights Campaign. [video below] As of Monday morning, the Big Three networks have yet to cover the story on their morning and evening newscasts. New Day Sunday host Victor Blackwell gave the first CNN news brief on Bean´s arrest: VICTOR BLACKWELL: A Porta'potties delivered to L.A. airport after water main breaks Mon, 24 51 2014 10:51:01 GMT adfb55f8d83dccf124a76f2120e3decc053beca1 Los Angeles Times, by Veronica Rocha Posted By: JoniTx- Mon, 24 51 2014 10:51:01 GMT Emergency crews are working to stop a water'main break that has cut service in parts of Los Angeles International Airport. The break occurred just after 10 a.m. Monday under parking structure 2A and had cut off water service to Terminal 2, according a statement from LAX. Portable toilets were delivered to Terminal 2, and concessions inside the terminal were serving only prepackaged food. Emergency crews were immediately called to work on the break, which Los Angeles City Department of Water and Power officials said occurred on privately owned pipes. The parking structure was closed while crews worked to repair the Get Ready for the Super Bowl of Outrage in Ferguson Mon, 24 47 2014 10:47:01 GMT ff9a26b138917b0541ebdbbf0f7f1ebf93e321c0 National Review Online, by Deroy Murdock Posted By: JoniTx- Mon, 24 47 2014 10:47:01 GMT Many of those on the streets of Ferguson, Mo., have legitimate concerns about police conduct and the possibility of wrongful force regarding Officer Darren Wilson’s fatal shooting of 18'year'old Michael Brown. Unfortunately, Ferguson also has become a huge electromagnet for professional protesters who bounce from one focus of fury to the next. These permanently angry people starred in anti'globalization demonstrations in Seattle, Miami, and Cancun. They screamed themselves hoarse as Governor Scott Walker curtailed the special privileges of the Badger State’s unionized government workers. This mob moved on to Occupy Wall Street — where they turned Zuccotti Park into an White House Chief of Staff Delivers Weekly Message in Spanish Mon, 24 12 2014 09:12:28 GMT 63cc0c0557a619ccfc228ad158480bb4d9bc2de6 White House Dossier, by Keith Koffler Posted By: KarenJ1- Mon, 24 12 2014 09:12:28 GMT Are we a bilingual country or what!! Usually it’s some lower level functionary, but this morning the second most powerful person in the White House is speaking Spanish to America. I feel so bad for my grandparents today. How is it that Roosevelt never gave one of his fireside chats in Yiddish? I mean, there were lots Jewish immigrants from the shtetls in the country at the time. I guess they had to learn English. The translation is offered by President Obama, who served up the address in English. It includes this egregious little lecture: We are only here because this Who Will Replace Chuck Hagel? Mon, 24 54 2014 08:54:29 GMT d1ec6287697a83f9243b79b67b02c5c441b71e56 The Atlantic, by Russell Berman Posted By: mitzi- Mon, 24 54 2014 08:54:29 GMT Even before Chuck Hagel´s resignation from the Defense Department became official, the names of a pair of longtime Pentagon veterans had already surfaced as top contenders to replace him as secretary: Michele Flournoy and Ashton Carter. (snip) Flournoy, Carter, and Reed all won praise from a close McCain ally, as Senator Lindsey Graham tweeted that any of them would be "solid choices" for the job. Other possibilities who were floated on Monday include Richard Danzig, a former Navy secretary who was a top contender for Defense secretary during Obama´s first term, and even a former national security adviser to President