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Geraldo On The Delay In
Reporting Iran’s Attack On
U.S. Drones: President ‘Had
His Plate Full’ With Election

Mediaite, by Alex Alvarez

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Geraldo Rivera stopped by Fox & Friends‘ curvy couch on Friday, where he was asked about the fact that an Iranian jet attack on U.S. drones had gone unreported until a week after the election. (Snip) “It is officially an act of war; I agree with that,” said Rivera. “Now jump cut to the question of why we didn’t know about it initially? Our Jennifer Griffin reports that it was a classified mission. That’s one of the reasons they gave for not revealing it. But I think it’s pretty clear, like the response to the storm, that

And we will be hearing garbage like this for four more years.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 11/9/2012 12:49:29 PM     (No. 9002806)

I haven't listened to the "news' since November 6. I'm even finding FOX increasingly tedious.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Newtsche, 11/9/2012 12:49:49 PM     (No. 9002807)

OK Geraldo's a dumbarse lib but has he ever actually added to any discussion, offered any insight, been interesting? What exactly is he paid for?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: pomom, 11/9/2012 12:50:18 PM     (No. 9002808)

Anyone else sick of this Obama apologist? When I see his face, the channel gets changed. Same with Beckel, Colmes, and a few others.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: neenbean, 11/9/2012 12:54:41 PM     (No. 9002816)

What do we expect. Let the country go down and cancel your cable.

It's over.....these people are worth saving

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Freeloader, 11/9/2012 1:00:24 PM     (No. 9002836)

Does a "Let's Send Jerry Rivers To Puerto Rico Fund" exist somewhere out there in the universe?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: amylu, 11/9/2012 1:03:11 PM     (No. 9002846)

Okay, Geraldo...here's another one for you: We Republicans know the real reason Boeing held off announcing huge lay-offs until THE DAY AFTER THE ELECTION and Lockheed's will be forthcoming shortly, but just for giggles, why not give us your spin?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: snapper451, 11/9/2012 1:04:02 PM     (No. 9002847)

Geraldo has become a joke and a caricature. He is so in the bag and has a "man crush" on Barry. This behavior is representative of the MSM and how they refuse to investigate anything with this guy and make excuses for him. Pathetic! If Bush had decided to take an Asian "working" vacation at the time the fiscal cliff was looming - they would want him impeached.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ginadee, 11/9/2012 1:05:47 PM     (No. 9002851)

Send Whorealdo to Mars to investigate if life does or ever existed there. He likes to go to far-a-way places.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: IdSpud, 11/9/2012 1:12:45 PM     (No. 9002872)

I'm with several of the aboce posters. I am so sick of Who-uan Williams and all of the other demrats that Hannity bring on that I have completely stopped watching. Fox, in it's insane claim to be balanced is moving to advertised progressism. I think Hannity did more to get Obambi reelected than the mainstream media. He and O'Reilly apologized too many times for criminal behavior. Hannity and his "Stop Obama Express" did nothing to get the facts out.

We need someone to buy a network and have pure unapologetic conservative news. I would buy stock in it. We don't need scare tactics or exagerated hype. We just need facts.

Who in the press is talking about the UN Charter to suppress our second amendment rights? Who in the press is talking about the impact of the growing national debt? Who in the press is talking about the "gifts" to Obama's friends in the name of stimulus? Who in the press is talking about the corruption in the administration an the house and senate republicans refusal to do anything about it?

I fear for our country.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: god of irony, 11/9/2012 1:16:25 PM     (No. 9002880)

if only Obama had a staff or cabinet position that could handle these defense issues.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: youngtexan, 11/9/2012 1:21:09 PM     (No. 9002895)

I haven't watched FNC since Election Night. And I don't miss it either.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: JonR, 11/9/2012 1:21:16 PM     (No. 9002896)

FNC, keep that jackass Rivera on your payroll at your own peril!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: mickeymat, 11/9/2012 1:21:44 PM     (No. 9002898)

We too have watched little Fox since the election. Even Greg Guttfeld has Lamont Hill on. What a waste of time.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Papa27, 11/9/2012 1:21:46 PM     (No. 9002899)

Yep, me too. The DVR fast forwards through Juan, Bechel, Jerry Rivers and Combs. Don't care for O'Reilly or Hannity much either. Never thought I would say that Greta is one of the better programs on Fox these days.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: TXknitter, 11/9/2012 1:34:01 PM     (No. 9002935)

FOX NEWS increasingly about anchors in tight dresses, stiletto heels that I doubt they can walk in, and sucking up, slobbering over former or current elected officials. It's about sound bites, baiting people to say something controversial so it will go viral to spike ratings, employing the idiot RNC and DNC consultant class, etc. Blah,, blah, blah. No in depth reporting except for Kathryn Herridge, Jennifer Griffin. No coverage of racism toward whites, Conyers' wife, Jesse Jackson, Jr. criminal probe, etc. Time to quit being a dumb sheeple and turn propaganda off.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: TruthandJustice, 11/9/2012 1:36:59 PM     (No. 9002943)

Minority refers to their less than robust brain...with affirmative action to elevate the stupid to what they never could attain on their own

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Reply 17 - Posted by: paulfromTexas, 11/9/2012 1:53:40 PM     (No. 9003001)

This guy is such a phoney.
His Momma calls him Gerry.
He was NEVeR calld Geraldo, 'til he decided he'd be somebody.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: michellewsc2, 11/9/2012 1:57:03 PM     (No. 9003011)

Have not been watching FOX either...they have about proven no different than the rest. Will not watch anything with Beckel, Geraldo, Colms, and am getting really tired of Bill OReilly. But here again, most people just talk about doing something and nothing ever happens...so why don't we just stop with the MSM bit...nobody is listening so why bother

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Reply 19 - Posted by: aasilver, 11/9/2012 2:01:13 PM     (No. 9003028)

Turned off FNC 2 years ago.

FBN has Lou Dobbs - he is great.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: JudithC, 11/9/2012 2:03:56 PM     (No. 9003038)

I'm grateful to all the preceding posters re: Fox, Geraldo, the hideous Juan, Beckel, and the steadily growing number of blondes in 6" heels with skirts to their crotches who averaged don't make one dimwit. You've hit all the nails on the head. I too have turned off Fox except for Bret Baier and he only lasts until the panel begins. Then, depending on who is sitting there I go to mute until Dr. Krauthammer. Otherwise, no sound, nothing. In addition to the truly stupid marxist Juan, add Kristen, Mara, the blonde who uses her initials for a first name, and all the others now presented as being worthy of being heard. I don't think Ailes has it altogether anymore. If what I've learned is even half true, they have to be hurting. And if their only remaining claim to fame is that they are hated the least...well, I'd suggest that this says it all.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 11/9/2012 2:08:41 PM     (No. 9003050)

They truly think we are stupid, don't they.

But I guess given the results of the last two POTUS elections, its getting harder to protest that assumption.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: cym rhondda, 11/9/2012 2:14:00 PM     (No. 9003067)

I am coming to the same conclusion about Fox, the posters on this site have expressed my sentiments.

The nation is divided, we have just witnessed a cataclysmic election which portrayed American tax payers as the enemy, and the latent progressives are crawling out of the Fox closet. Sorry, Fox, but I am weary of your intrusions every night.

Geraldo and Beckel will NOT be seen in this house.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: mickturn, 11/9/2012 2:16:34 PM     (No. 9003075)

Well Gerry, you need to wash your mouth out with lye soap, NOW, no dealy, you're not running for election.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: ocho reales, 11/9/2012 2:17:25 PM     (No. 9003081)

I watch Bret Baier on Fox News and then Lou Dobbs on Fox Business. I was a fan of The Five at first but Bob Beckel, the reformed alcoholic, is simply insufferable. He has a nasty and mean personality and I can't stand to listen to a single word from him. If The Five got rid of Beckel I would return but I doubt they will. As for the female Fox panelists on Baier's show they are all liberals of varying intensity. The goon from the Wash Post, Charles Lane, is another sniveling leftist. Thank heaven for Krauthammer, Hayes, Kristol, Barnes, and Hume to provide some sanity.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Polecat49, 11/9/2012 2:18:42 PM     (No. 9003089)

Little geraldo is not only a POOR, POOR excuse for a journolist, he is a POOR excuse for a human being.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: frodocasey, 11/9/2012 2:29:13 PM     (No. 9003116)

Yes, reply #3 including Geraldo Rivera who should be replaced by Michelle Malkin.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Gallo3, 11/9/2012 2:30:48 PM     (No. 9003120)

Hey some of those hot blonde info babes on Fox are not so bad. In looks and content, infinitely better than Rachel Madcow and the execrable Nancy Grace.
O Reilly should be replaced with Greg Gutfeld, and Hannity with Dennis Miller.
Tokyo Rove should be canned immediately, along with Jerry Rivers.
Do so love Bob Beckel's new red hair dye job.

Greta is the best especially when she plays clips of the MahaRushi.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: steveracer, 11/9/2012 2:33:11 PM     (No. 9003125)

I've never been president, but I'm thinking a decision to save American lives would expend all of 5 seconds for me, how 'bout you Geraldope..

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Reply 29 - Posted by: steveracer, 11/9/2012 2:36:53 PM     (No. 9003133)

Hey I thought I was alone. I too stopped watching FNC after Nov 6.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: jalo1951, 11/9/2012 2:58:30 PM     (No. 9003187)

Love Varney, I watch him too. I also like Neil Cavuto. Now back to geraldo. Can't msnbc offer him a contract?

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Laureen1, 11/9/2012 2:59:25 PM     (No. 9003189)

Sick to death of the "right" spinning for Zero.

November 7th did not want to listen to anyone (Rush, Sean, Mark, etc) or read anything on the internet. Invested 4 years in trying to educate myself, others, listening to the pundits and their "take" on things. In the end, they were ALL wrong!

I won't blame them for the results, but apparently their pulse on America's electorate was about as accurate as mine and it was worthless. After reading blogs for 4 years and listening to talk radio it seemed like the tides were turning. So many posters on sites stating they had voted for Zero 1st time but not now. I believed the reality of his agenda was making its way into people's lives and they would certainly see the taint I saw? Apparently not.

However, if America has now been converted to a Takers vs. Makers country it is what it is. I still can't swallow that. I am curious though as to why there aren't any allegations of cheating? We had story after story on election day of the Black Panthers back at the polls. Republican poll monitors physically removed from sites. Military ballots not reaching our soldiers, etc.

The libs certainly seem to have perfected the nasty campaign, why then is it impossible to believe that they have successfully achieved an air-tight method of cheating in overwhelming, election winning numbers?

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Reply 32 - Posted by: cheeflo, 11/9/2012 3:06:24 PM     (No. 9003206)

Uh, Gerry, we already know Obama can't chew gum and walk at the same time.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: iamtinman, 11/9/2012 3:06:33 PM     (No. 9003207)

At least give Beckel credit for occasionally being funny! Geraldo, Colmes, and Juan Williams not so much! In fact not at all, nor are they competent debaters, always talking over people and switching topics whenever they have to give a tough answer. The Talking heads who think that conflict bring ratings are dead wrong as I like many other posters turn the channel as soon as they show up and spend the rest of the hour on the cooking channel.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: ragu, 11/9/2012 3:10:32 PM     (No. 9003219)

I usually read the article before I post a reply, but I confess I did not read this article.

My comment: Geraldo Rivera's brain is full of mush.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: tedinmich, 11/9/2012 3:23:05 PM     (No. 9003256)

I don't have expanded cable (to watch Fox), so I didn't know that Jennifer Griffin was a cancer survivor. Good for her!

Ted in Michigan

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Reply 36 - Posted by: KsGirl101, 11/9/2012 3:43:21 PM     (No. 9003315)

I also am Foxed out. No more. I'm joining you on the food networks.( When Big Bang Theory isn't on.)
I've been a Fox addict since they came on the air, but no more. I had learned to live without the news after the alphabets knifed Bush 1 and getting Fox was such a relief. But no more.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: R. Edgar, 11/9/2012 3:53:01 PM     (No. 9003356)

If somebody already mentioned this forgive me, but I was stunned to hear the supposedly smart, savvy, well-informed Whorealdo express surprise that the sow JArret was born in Tehran. DUH! Where have you been, you idiot?

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Reply 38 - Posted by: jimmiet, 11/9/2012 4:11:04 PM     (No. 9003394)

Last I saw of Jerry Rivers he had some vault of Al Capones. He was an idiot then.. some thing just don't change.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: DARling, 11/9/2012 4:19:03 PM     (No. 9003414)

If Fox has to let him go due to budget cuts, then it won't bother me.

I don't mind dissenting opinions. But people who make opinions that are downright stupid, like Obama "had his plate full" are not worthy of being compensated financially. Obama has thousands of people who are employed to respond to and disseminate information about international incidents. There is only one reason why we did not hear about this, and we all know what it is. Obama would have looked like a weakling, even to his own people, right before an election. Funny how no "anonymous sources" dribbled out this information before Election Day.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: kanphil, 11/9/2012 5:19:41 PM     (No. 9003576)

Jerry is ten pounds of it packed into a five pound bag. Plate full? How long does it take to assign a junior aide to write a press release on the drone attack?

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Reply 41 - Posted by: mimi, 11/9/2012 5:23:37 PM     (No. 9003584)

I still miss Tony Snow and wish that Brit Hume was on the air more often.
Geraldo is pretty much a fool.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: bogeegolf, 11/9/2012 5:55:01 PM     (No. 9003657)

I haven't watched any news for four years because at some point I will have to see Obamas mug or hear his voice .I canceled cable two years ago but for some reason I still get it. All my news comes from internet postings. Unfortunetly I still have to look at Obamas mug from time to time.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 11/9/2012 6:14:24 PM     (No. 9003705)

Rivera is just another hack spouting propaganda for the Administration; time was, when he was
an actual reporter, and a good one.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: texsupreme, 11/9/2012 6:33:31 PM     (No. 9003742)

#1, Glenn Beck did. It's on Dish channel 212.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: greg1a, 11/9/2012 7:12:40 PM     (No. 9003793)

Why doesn't Gerry Rivers move over to MSLSD?

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Reply 46 - Posted by: pindarjr, 11/9/2012 7:29:34 PM     (No. 9003827)

If the murder of four American diplomats does not constitute an act of war, surely the mere shooting at an unmanned drone will not suffice.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: texsupreme, 11/9/2012 8:12:58 PM     (No. 9003897)

Re. reply # 46. My comment was directed to #10. Sorry #1.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: M Stuart, 11/9/2012 9:16:44 PM     (No. 9004021)

Geraldo is Fox News' Chris Matthews. Both are insane.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: ivehadit, 11/9/2012 11:24:06 PM     (No. 9004229)

Is this the soft bigotry of low expectations?

Or just the familial "cutting of slack" instead of holding an employee accountable...

Either way, it is unacceptable to run a country this way. Dumbed down, imho...

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Reply 50 - Posted by: bob913, 11/10/2012 12:10:29 AM     (No. 9004291)

He was also watching a regular tv show on 9/11 and had no time to respond to the attack as he had to get some sleep so he could party the next day in Las Vegas.

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House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa joined Megyn Kelly Thursday night to react to the uproar over him cutting off Elijah Cummings‘ mic during a contentious IRS hearing, saying that accusations he was “racist” are just “beneath response.” Issa suggested Cummings’ outburst was a “pre-staged event,” but Kelly asked, “Who cares? Let him have his couple of minutes to rip on you! You’re a big guy, you can take it!” He acknowledged that in hindsight, he might have let Cummings rant, but it’s completely unjustified for any member of Congress to try and get his chairmanship revoked over the incident

Lois Lerner stays silent to
protect someone outside the IRS

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Washington Examiner, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/6/2014 10:08:35 PM     Post Reply
So, Lois Lerner still won´t talk about her role in the illegal targeting and harassment by the IRS of conservative and Tea Party groups seeking 501(c)(4) tax exemptions. Lerner appeared for a second time Wednesday before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and claimed her Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate herself. It isn´t hard to figure out why Lerner´s lips are sealed. First, she knows the House of Representatives can cite her for contempt of Congress, but Attorney General Eric Holder would decide whether she is prosecuted on that charge. Lerner need not worry since President Obama has

John McCain: Ted Cruz Should Apologize
for CPAC Comments

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Mediaite, by Matt Wilstein    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/7/2014 5:25:58 PM     Post Reply
During his speech to the CPAC crowd on Thursday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) facetiously recalled “Presidents” Bob Dole, John McCain and Mitt Romney to make a point about how Republicans need to “stand for principle” in order to win big elections. Today, Sen. McCain fired back at Cruz during an appearance on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports. McCain said he spoke to Cruz about the comments and it was “cordial” but he took specific offense at the remarks concerning Dole. “He can say what he wants to about me and he can say anything he wants to about Mitt,” McCain said,

‘12 Years’ can help bring healing
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Indianapolis Star, by Leonard Pitts    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/6/2014 1:23:09 PM     Post Reply
A plea for about a dozen people who know who they are: Will you see “12 Years a Slave” now? It just won the Oscar for Best Picture. It just came out on DVD. Please see it. I’ll even spring for the popcorn. You see, I keep encountering folks, mostly African-American, who have decided that they won’t -- or can’t -- see this movie. Some say they don’t want to be made angry. Others say they don’t want to be traumatized. I don’t blame them for respecting the power of this film. “12 Years,” based on the 1853 memoir of a free man kidnapped

McCain: I want Ted Cruz
to apologize to Bob Dole

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Hot Air, by Allahpundit    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/7/2014 6:15:52 PM     Post Reply
Via Matt Lewis, here’s Maverick once again demonstrating that “cordial relationship” in politico-speak means “two people who can’t publicly admit to hating each other but obviously do.” And it’s a cheap shot. Cruz’s point yesterday at CPAC was that Dole, McCain, and Romney lost because they weren’t conservative enough. That’s not because they’re gutless — he said specifically that they were “good” and “decent” men — but because they’re not committed, full-throated ideologues, even less so when they’re fighting for purple states in a national election. We can debate whether that’s true but there’s nothing offensive in raising the subject.

Black caucus wants Issa stripped
of committee chairmanship

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Washington Post, by Wesley Lowery    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/6/2014 12:53:04 PM     Post Reply
In a strongly worded letter to House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), the Congressional Black Caucus called for Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) to be stripped of his House committee chairmanship after he abruptly ended a hearing Wednesday morning over the objection of Democrats in the room. "Mr. Issa is a disgrace and should not be allowed to continue in a leadership role," wrote Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), who leads the Congressional Black Caucus, in the letter to Boehner. The Wednesday hearing on the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting controversy quickly turned tense. When former IRS official Lois Lerner invoked her Fifth Amendment

Is Michelle Obama going blonde? First
Lady of hair makeovers debuts new honey-
hued highlights at an event in Miami

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Daily Mail [UK], by Margot Peppers    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/6/2014 11:29:25 AM     Post Reply
Michelle Obama is no stranger to changing up her hairstyle, and it appears she has done it yet again with the addition of honey blonde highlights. The First Lady debuted the new look on Wednesday at the Jessie Trice Community Health Care Center in Miami, where she talked to Affordable Care Act enrollees about how to get insurance. Looking fashionable in a black and purple striped wrap dress, Mrs Obama showed off her lighter locks, which were styled in chic flowing waves. The First Lady was also pictured yesterday sporting the new ´do at Yu Yung Public Charter School in

Issa apologizes to Cummings
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Washington Post, by Aaron Blake    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/7/2014 7:46:58 PM     Post Reply
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) apologized Thursday to his committee´s ranking Democratic member for cutting off his microphone at the end of a hearing Wednesday, according to a local report. Issa told the San Diego Union-Tribune that he personally apologized to Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.). His apology comes after the House earlier Thursday voted down a motion to censure the chairman for his treatment of Cummings. Issa ended a hearing on the IRS scandal Wednesday despite Cummings´s attempt to make a statement and ask a question. When Cummings persisted in his effort to speak, Issa personally cut

Obama urges Putin to
withdraw troops from Crimea

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Telegraph [UK], by Raf Sanchez, David Millward    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 3/7/2014 6:54:25 AM     Post Reply
The White House said the US president told his Russian counterpart that Russia’s actions were a violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. During the hour-long phone call, President Obama urged Russian forces to return to their bases. The White House said it hoped the crisis could be settled diplomatically and urged the Russian and Ukrainian governments to hold direct talks in an effort to find a settlement. The President called for an agreement which would protect the interests of both Ukrainians and ethnic Russians living in Ukraine. This was the second phone call between the two leaders in a

EXCLUSIVE: ´Spoiled´ cheerleader suing
her parents got so drunk on vodka at home
of millionaire attorney paying her fees that
she ´threw up in a sidewalk garbage can´

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Daily Mail [UK], by Will Payne    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 3/7/2014 11:04:36 AM     Post Reply
The millionaire attorney funding a ‘spoiled’ cheerleader’s lawsuit against her own parents let the teenager drink in his house, threw ‘alcoholic parties’ and apparently allowed her to have her first drop of booze, according to court documents. When Rachel Canning was a 15-year-old freshman she got so drunk on vodka at Jon Inglesino’s home that she was sick all over the sidewalk and into a garbage can after her dad Sean picked her up for a basketball game. And according to the Canning family, Inglesino’s wife Amy gave Rachel and her friends wine coolers in the back of a limo

Standing Ovation for Chris
Christie from CPAC Crowd

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National Review Online, by Eliana Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/6/2014 2:49:22 PM     Post Reply
The crowd gathered at the Conservative Political Action Conference rose to its feet as Chris Christie exited stage left. The New Jersey governor, who has been dogged by a scandal stemming from revelations that members of his administration conspired to shut down traffic lanes leading on to the George Washington Bridge, came to CPAC on Thursday in need of a reception like that, and the party faithful delivered. Christie’s remarks were highly anticipated, not only because of the lingering scandal but also because CPAC brass dinged him last year by leaving him off of the guest list. Today, the governor was greeted

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