News Forum - HomePage - RSS News Forum - HomePage - RSS ( Wed, 28 22 2015 01:22:39 GMT Wed, 28 22 2015 01:22:39 GMT 70 Years After Auschwitz, Anti'Semitism Remains More Prevalent Than Ever Wed, 28 21 2015 01:21:48 GMT de76f098ee1991a69db07a3294b092b3e9b2ad2d Breitbart National Security, by Jordan Schachtel Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 28 21 2015 01:21:48 GMT Tuesday marks the seventieth anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi Auschwitz death camp in southern Poland. The Nazis who ran the execution site were responsible for the slaughter of over one million people within a five'year timespan, with the vast majority of them being Jews. In Auschwitz alone, from 1940'1945, the Nazis killed roughly six'hundred people per day, twenty'five per hour, one every 144 seconds. About 300 Auschwitz survivors returned to the Nazi death camp on Tuesday. They were greeted by several heads of state and top governmental officials. The Germans had turned Poland into a “cemetery for Jews,” Chicago brothers who infiltrated cartel given 14 years in prison Wed, 28 14 2015 12:14:46 GMT d8737a3d6576654f55e03d3265f8f35ba34ca2cb Los Angeles Time, by Jason Meisner Posted By: earlybird- Wed, 28 14 2015 12:14:46 GMT Two brothers from Chicago´s West Side who infiltrated the top echelons of the notorious Sinaloa cartel while working undercover for U.S. authorities were each sentenced Tuesday to 14 years in prison for smuggling at least 71 tons of cocaine and heroin. Calling them the "most significant drug dealers" he´d ever sentenced in his 20 years on the bench, U.S. District Chief Judge Ruben Castillo said he agreed with giving Pedro and Margarito Flores a significant break given the certain death they had faced if Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman or his cartel henchmen had exposed their undercover work."You and your family Suspect charged with murder of missing Georgia couple Tue, 27 26 2015 11:26:28 GMT 4f8f62d9885b0d36ddcc2ec5c23bc5aa9a3fd8b8 Associated Press, by Staff Posted By: earlybird- Tue, 27 26 2015 11:26:28 GMT McRAE, Ga. — A man answering a Craigslist ad from a couple who wanted to buy a 1966 Mustang robbed, shot and killed the husband and wife when they traveled several hours to buy the classic car, a sheriff said Tuesday. The bodies of 69'year'old Elrey "Bud" Runion and his 66'year'old wife, June Runion of Marietta, Georgia, were found Monday not far from where their SUV was discovered in a lake near McRae, Georgia, a small farming community of 5,700. Authorities had sent the bodies to a crime lab to confirm their identities. Each had been shot in the head, said Obama to Drop Proposal to End ‘529’ College Savings Plans Tue, 27 11 2015 11:11:45 GMT d047a44b32f4914c3d4bc4f97ea67aa322f01e2c New York Times, by Jonathan Weisman Posted By: KarenJ1- Tue, 27 11 2015 11:11:45 GMT WASHINGTON — President Obama, facing angry reprisals from parents and from lawmakers of both parties, will drop his proposal to effectively end popular college savings accounts known as 529s, but will keep an expanded tuition tax credit at the center of his college access plan, the White House said Tuesday. The decision came just hours after House Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio demanded the proposal be withdrawn from the president’s budget, due out Monday, “for the sake of middle'class families.” But the call for the White House to relent also came from top Democrats, including Representatives Nancy Pelosi of Michelle Obama beguiles with style in India Tue, 27 08 2015 11:08:48 GMT a9802efd4f89c4838d861fcf4c6af98dea04bbd1 USA Today, by Maria Puente Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 27 08 2015 11:08:48 GMT First lady Michelle Obama’s fashion sense has been a parade of florals on the presidential trip to India this week, delighting Indians when she stepped off Air Force One wearing an Indian'born designer’s exotic ensemble. The dress, with matching coat, was knee length with a pattern of huge blue'and'white poppies splashed over the bodice and waist, with a black'and'white striped pattern filling out the rest. Indian style watchers knew immediately it was by Bibhu Mohapatra, who was born in India but now is based in New York. (Tweet) It helped that Mohapatra, 42, tweeted his delight, as did the U.S. What the Firearms Industry Thinks About the UN Arms Trade Treaty Signed By Obama Administration Tue, 27 59 2015 10:59:36 GMT 233ae8b3f57695ee8f4796db87f0eaa6fa42b3a8 Daily Signal, by Ted Bromund Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 27 59 2015 10:59:36 GMT Supposedly, the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, which took effect Christmas Eve, is no big deal. But people who work in the business of manufacturing, importing and exporting firearms are concerned about the treaty and what it means for them and their industry. I talked to several last week at the Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas, and although they were grateful for the strong stand against the treaty taken by both the Senate and House, they were confused about what is going on with the treaty and how such agreements work their way through the Senate. Gunmen storm Libyan hotel; 1 American among 9 dead Tue, 27 55 2015 10:55:03 GMT 3093263fd6f6fc84c4ad63e177e2ced21a8df209 Chicago Tribune Wire Services, by Staff Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 27 55 2015 10:55:03 GMT Tripoli, Libya 'Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Tuesday, killing four foreigners, including one American, and five guards, and triggering an hours'long standoff that ended when two assailants set off a grenade that killed them, officials said. The attack on the Corinthia Hotel, which sits along the Mediterranean Sea, underscores the lawlessness that this North African country descended into following the 2011 ouster and killing of dictator Moammar Gadhafi. The State Department said it was looking into reports of an American casualty in Tuesday´s attack. The attack started in the morning hours and included Army denies final decision on Bowe Bergdahl has been made Tue, 27 51 2015 09:51:26 GMT 92c5187e04efa9d70acd7a107554f89bebad1d25 Washington Times, by Maggie Ybarra & Posted By: KarenJ1- Tue, 27 51 2015 09:51:26 GMT The U.S. Army is denying multiple media reports that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will be tried with desertion, pushing back broadly against reporting by Fox News, NBC News and others as “patently false.” Retired Lt. Col. Tony Sc***fer told Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly on Monday that Sgt. Bergdahl’s lawyers have been given a charge sheet. NBC News backed up those claims Tuesday, citing “senior defense officials” as saying that charges will be officially announced soon, possibly within a week. But Paul Boyce, a spokesman for Forces Command, said that “no decision’s been made,” according to an Army Times report Tuesday. Mr. Boyce added Dawn of a new era under King Salman Tue, 27 14 2015 09:14:52 GMT 368a1ec4db7965a2c020d31de03659cc3a7991ef Arab News, by P.K. Abdul Ghafour and Arab News staff Posted By: cjjeepercreeper- Tue, 27 14 2015 09:14:52 GMT A new era dawned in Saudi Arabia on Monday under the leadership of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman as citizens across the country expressed their confidence in the new king’s ability to take the Kingdom to new heights of progress and prosperity. The three'day mourning period for the late King Abdullah ended Sunday. King Salman, Crown Prince Muqrin, Deputy Crown Prince, Second Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Prince Mohammed bin Naif and other royal family members had received condolences from world leaders and citizens on Saturday and Sunday. Sarah Palin Slips into Self'Parody Tue, 27 14 2015 09:14:47 GMT 25b822ca2043a1e38991cf1dd250213b2b8ecbdf National Review Online, by Charles C.W. Cooke Posted By: MissMolly- Tue, 27 14 2015 09:14:47 GMT In Des Moines this past weekend, Sarah Palin gave a speech, and at long last the vultures began to circle. “A tragedy,” declared Joe Scarborough, on Morning Joe; “bizarro,” ajudged the London Times’ Toby Harnden; “an interminable ramble,” said Iowa professor Sam Clovis. These, alas were among the kinder adjectives. In the Washington Examiner, Byron York treated those who missed the address to a brutal dissection.(Snip)Some people contain within them a magical quality that leads their fans toward idol worship, and, for whatever reason, Palin appears to have it in spades. But, as she has discovered for herself of late, Spy General Unloads on Obama’s ISIS War Plan Tue, 27 07 2015 09:07:06 GMT f15e445a781a956c852839414e8745db41ca9f74 Daily Beast, by Kimberly Dozier Posted By: StormCnter- Tue, 27 07 2015 09:07:06 GMT The former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency slammed the Obama administration on Monday as “well intentioned” but paralyzed and playing defense in its the fight against Islamic militancy. Recently retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn called for the U.S. to lead the charge in a sweeping, decades'long campaign against the Islamic State group, al Qaeda, and its ilk—a fight like the one against the former Soviet Union—against a new enemy he said is “committed to the destruction of freedom and the American way of life.” “There is no substitute, none, for American power,” the general said, to occasional cheers and ultimately a Gov. Pence ´clarifying´ state'run news plan Tue, 27 06 2015 09:06:21 GMT f1cab2c94988c4d0f0f73cbb268ecfc267d46fd6 Indianapolis Star Tribune (IN), by Tom LoBianco Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 27 06 2015 09:06:21 GMT Gov. Mike Pence said Tuesday he will be "clarifying" what his "Just IN" news site will be doing soon and called reports on the plan an "understandable misunderstanding." Pence played down his administration´s plans to start a news site Tuesday and said he would be providing more information about the plan soon. Documents obtained by The Indianapolis Star show a detailed plan to have state press secretaries write news stories and distribute them through the "Just IN" site. "Reports that this was intended to be a news agency, I think just represent an understandable misunderstanding based on some internal communications Man who crashed drone at White House works for intelligence agency Tue, 27 05 2015 09:05:03 GMT 4ba8f42631d332b47f5e483d158fc116f0ea7f56 Chicago Sun'Times, by Chad Merda Posted By: StormCnter- Tue, 27 05 2015 09:05:03 GMT While the Secret Service has yet to release any more details about the operator of the drone that crashed at the White House, the National Geospatial'Intelligence Agency has identified the operator as one of its own employees. The 2'foot'long quadcopter was found early Monday morning. “The employee was off duty and is not involved in work related to drones or unmanned aerial vehicles in any capacity at NGA,” said the agency in a statement on Tuesday. Earlier Tuesday, The New York Times reported the man had been drinking at a friend’s apartment prior to heading outside to fly the drone Patriots Are Winning Deflategate Tue, 27 01 2015 09:01:52 GMT 1fed5dc8ab3ae3a800bd70098898b7bee45767fb Bloomberg View, by Kavitha A. Davidson Posted By: StormCnter- Tue, 27 01 2015 09:01:52 GMT If we learn anything from Deflategate '' and at this point, that’s still a pretty big “if” '' it’s that despite a season full of of promises for reform, it’s clear who still calls the shots in the National Football League. No, it´s not actually Commissioner Roger Goodel, despite his near'totalitarian grip on player conduct and league justice. It´s the team owners who employ him, and can still put him in his place when the need arises. New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft took to the podium Monday to express his dismay with the league’s handling of its investigation into whether 16'year'old boy arrested in St. Petersburg killing Tue, 27 52 2015 08:52:55 GMT 7f6a000c41650b085ebb7e6a4a4b1512ac955a27 Tampa Bay Times [St. Petersburg], by Staff Posted By: Hazymac- Tue, 27 52 2015 08:52:55 GMT A 16'year'old boy was arrested Monday in connection with an October killing in St. Petersburg. David Nathan Garrett of 1110 32nd Street S in St. Petersburg faces a first'degree murder charge in the shooting death of Donald "Donnie" Avery. Garrett met Avery, 17, on the Pinellas Trail overpass that spans 34th Street S in the 700 block at about 2:40 a.m. Oct. 11 to conduct a drug deal, police said. Garrett ended up shooting Avery several times with a handgun, police said. A passerby who heard the shots found Avery on the overpass. Detectives have yet to determine a motive Saudis on Twitter criticise Michelle Obama for visiting Saudi with her hair uncovered Tue, 27 07 2015 08:07:13 GMT 5873c9f072b45d77d7f7744a848034bf560799f6 Ahram Online (Egypt), by Staff Posted By: Scottyboy- Tue, 27 07 2015 08:07:13 GMT When Michelle Obama joined US President Barack Obama on his visit to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, many Saudis on Twitter focused on the fact that she was not wearing a headscarf rather than the outcome of the diplomatic visit. The couple were visiting to offer condolences after the death of the late King Abdullah, and strengthen US ties with his successor King Salman. Members of the US delegation crossed party lines and included former Bush'era officials, according to AFP. On Twitter, Saudis launched the hashtag #Michelle_Obama_NotVeiled in criticism of the first lady for not covering her hair. In Win for Obama, Democrats Will Hold Off on Iran Sanctions Tue, 27 06 2015 08:06:28 GMT b8573871623298197c31189b5ee37c53ec318a8a National Journal, by Sarah Mimms Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 27 06 2015 08:06:28 GMT In a major concession to the White House, a group of Democratic senators has vowed not to support passing Iran sanctions legislation until at least late March, giving the administration more time to negotiate. Sen. Robert Menendez, who co-\authored the bill with Republican Mark Kirk of Illinois, made the announcement during a Senate Banking Committee hearing Tuesday morning. He and "many" other Democrats signed a letter to President Obama offering the administration until March 24 to strike up a deal with Iran, Menendez said Tuesday, before they vote for the legislation, which will require at least six Democratic votes. Pa.´s new physician general brings an LGBT point of view Tue, 27 54 2015 07:54:43 GMT 046f5284040d79a170b51b3b5edc3ee876320ed3 Inquirer [Philadelphia, PA], by Melissa Dribben Posted By: Ribicon- Tue, 27 54 2015 07:54:43 GMT Rachel Levine stood tall in the doorway, offered a polite handshake, and took a seat at the L'shaped desk in her drab, blank slate of an office. The room, with its empty bookshelves, dual computer screens, and not much else, seemed appropriately open to possibility as the headquarters for a woman about to chart new territory. Levine, who has just been named Pennsylvania´s physician general, spent most of her 57 years ' at least outwardly ' as a man. If the state Senate confirms her appointment, the doctor, who until a few years ago was known as Richard Levine, will become Asteroid´s moon seen during Earth flyby Tue, 27 48 2015 07:48:01 GMT 184b6d67ae30201ffb3c73a24bc259aaa20453fc CNN, by Amanda Barnett & Mariano Castillo Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 27 48 2015 07:48:01 GMT The asteroid that flew close to Earth Monday didn´t come alone. NASA images released Monday reveal the asteroid, officially known as 2004 BL86, has its own small moon. The grainy, black and white photos show the asteroid, about a third of a mile in size, spinning through space, with its 230'foot'wide moon trailing behind. Asteroid 2004 BL86 came about 745,000 miles (1.2 million kilometers) from Earth, or about three times as far away as the moon, just after 11 a.m. ET Monday, according to NASA. It was far enough that it didn´t pose a threat to Earth, but close enough Senate Dems back down on Iran, say won’t support sanctions bill yet Tue, 27 36 2015 07:36:38 GMT f535b2ff3faa3c420c2e7bf319ef0cd095723643 Fox News, by Staff Posted By: KarenJ1- Tue, 27 36 2015 07:36:38 GMT A group of Senate Democrats on Tuesday eased off their push for new Iran sanctions, potentially taking the wind out of the bipartisan effort to muscle through the legislation in the face of a President Obama veto threat. In a reversal, Sen. Bob Menendez, D'N.J., announced at a Senate committee hearing that he and his Democratic colleagues had written to Obama telling him they would hold off on supporting legislation that he helped write. The bill was co'authored by Republican Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk. "We will not support passage of the Kirk'Menendez bill on the Senate floor until after March 24, and Urgent ' Pentagon: Bergdahl has not been charged Tue, 27 30 2015 07:30:27 GMT 9a0d250d1eabdb7486159309a7cd51758ee117d7 CNN, by Staff Posted By: KarenJ1- Tue, 27 30 2015 07:30:27 GMT Saying he wants to put a "fork" in reports about the fate of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby said Tuesday that "no decision has been made" with respect to case. Kirby said there is no timeline to make that decisions and Gen. Mark Milley is not under any pressure to make a decision. "There is a process here," Kirby said adding that Gen. Milley is still "in a deliberative process," Kirby added that Bergdahl "has not been charged with any crime." Maj. Gen. Ronald F. Lewis, The Chief of Public Affairs United States Army also State Department Blocking Benghazi Committee Access To Witnesses Tue, 27 29 2015 07:29:32 GMT e3700bc6070635c8e8a20779506bb3f9bb18468f Breitbart Big Government, by Charlie Spiering Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 27 29 2015 07:29:32 GMT The State Department is blocking Congressional access to key first'hand witnesses of the 9/11 Benghazi attacks, citing a need to protect their personal safety. “We understand the committee’s interest in interviewing these agents and I’m sure the committee does not want to take any action that would create risks to their personal safety or their ability to do their jobs,” Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Joel Rubin said during his opening statement at a hearing today of the Benghazi Select Committee. Rubin explained that the State Department was trying to find a way for them to participate with the select Islamic Tribunal Confirmed in Texas; Attorney Claims ‘It’s Voluntary’ Tue, 27 24 2015 07:24:31 GMT 69d2111f7b00219d5d999c4be35c5be9c4f0cc45 Breitbart Texas, by Bob Price Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 27 24 2015 07:24:31 GMT An Islamic Tribunal using Sharia law in Texas has been confirmed by Breitbart Texas. The tribunal is operating as a non'profit organization in Dallas. One of the attorneys for the tribunal said participation and acceptance of the tribunal’s decisions are “voluntary.” Breitbart Texas spoke with one of the “judges,” Dr. Taher El'badawi. He said the tribunal operates under Sharia law as a form of “non'binding dispute resolution.” El'badawi said their organization is “a tribunal, not arbitration.” A tribunal is defined by Meriam'Webster’s Dictionary as “a court or forum of justice.” The four Islamic attorneys call themselves “judges” not “arbitrators.” El'badawi In India Speech, Obama Addresses The Claim That He’s Muslim [VIDEO] Tue, 27 17 2015 07:17:07 GMT 7940c214cb66191060da98d3575fd30eea6d1194 Daily Caller (DC), by Chuck Ross Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 27 17 2015 07:17:07 GMT Speaking in India about religious tolerance, President Obama briefly addressed unfounded rumors that he is a Muslim. Obama was speaking at the Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi on Tuesday after meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi. “In our lives Michelle and I have been strengthened by our Christian faith,” Obama told the audience. “But there have been times where my faith’s been questioned — by people who don’t know me, or they’ve said that I adhere to a different religion, as if that were somehow a bad thing.” Obama has long been the target of unsubstantiated accusations the FTC: The Internet of things is already here — and it needs to be secured Tue, 27 16 2015 07:16:33 GMT 2331c2f5a9743242b1a6815ea26b72bf7be3880e Washington Post, by Andrea Peterson & Brian Fung Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Tue, 27 16 2015 07:16:33 GMT Federal regulators are taking a closer look at the Internet of Things — that growing body of consumer products and marketing jargon dealing with devices and sensors that talk to each other over the Web. In a report out Tuesday, the Federal Trade Commission says that while there´s not need yet for Congress to write legislation regarding the Internet of Things, lawmakers do need to swiftly pass rules laying out when companies must admit they’ve been hacked. The call for data breach legislation comes on the heels of a White House proposal that would establish a national standard for businesses whose customer information has been