U.S. Sen. Scott Brown said farewell to his colleagues this morning — but gave a strong hint he has every intention of returning to the Senate. “Victory and defeat is temporary,” Brown told his fellow senators in his farewell address from the Senate floor. “Depending on what happens and where we go, all of us, we may obviously meet again.” Brown lost the 2012 election to Democrat Elizabeth Warren, but many political observers say he the popular Republican likely to remain active in the Massachusetts political scene. Some have speculated that Brown may run again
Scott, you gave the people of Mass. a choice......between a democrat and a democrat lite. That is why you lost. And forget about seeing them again, unless you are watching Uhhhbama´s fourth inauguration and see them in the crowd.......
Dallas -Pierce Allman was a young news manager at a local radio and television station when President John F. Kennedy came to his hometown, and Allman found himself drawn to the motorcade, excited to see the young president and his glamorous wife. What Allman witnessed that day sometimes invades his dreams: the shots booming, Kennedy´s arms jerking up to his throat, the first lady screaming. "It´s a distinct sensation because everything is vivid," he said. "It´s timeless; there´s no concept of 50 years. It´s as if it was yesterday or a few days ago. You can hear all the sounds.
Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand wasn’t surprised when Americans began to get letters saying their health insurance policies had been canceled. Mrs. Gillibrand, New York Democrat, said Sunday that President Obama simply should have been “more specific” when he declared that those people who liked their insurance could keep it, a pledge that clearly has been broken amid growing reports of Americans being booted from their plans because the insurance policies don’t comply with the standards in Obamacare. “We all knew,” Mrs. Gillibrand said on ABC’s “This Week,” referencing the fact that she and many others were fully aware that Obamacare
Europe´s most active volcano Mount Etna has erupted - spewing molten lava thousand of feet above the Sicilian countryside. The eruption, which was captured on camera from Acireale, near Cantania, sent thick plumes of smoke and ash over the Italian island last night. The breathtaking footage shows the volatile volcano emitting streams of hot lava from the earth´s core. Scroll down for video - The explosion - which is the sixteenth paroxysmal eruption recorded this year - did not endanger any of the villages dotted around the slopes of the mountain.
The storm system that spawned tornadoes in far southwest Will County and in central Illinois led to the postponement of today´s Bears game at Soldier Field and to tornado warnings across the city´s south and southwest suburbs. As the storm edged closer to the city, players were pulled from the field and fans were evacuated from the stands about 12:30 p.m. at today´s Chicago Bears-Baltimore Ravens game at Soldier Field. The game was postponed as fans were moved to shelter inside Soldier Field, officials said. The earliest the team could return to the field is 2 p.m., officials said. The
The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward said on Fox News Sunday that ObamaCare isn’t a scandal such as Watergate or Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky. However, he thinks the problems associated with the so-called “Affordable Care Act” are going to get worse because "It’s going to blow a hole in the budget” (video follows with transcript and commentary):CHRIS WALLACE, HOST: I hate when people come up to me and say, “You know, you’ve been around this town a long time,” because I always know what that means. Bob, you’ve been around this town a long time, have you ever seen anything
There are few cities in the world that photograph quite as well as New York and it seems that since the dawn of photography, the people who have lived in the Big Apple have thought much the same way. From the city’s iconic skyline, to the graffiti-covered subways, a new documentary, ‘Everybody Street’ showcases the lives and work of New York´s iconic street photographers. There´s no better playground for a photographer than a bustling, loud, dynamic city. The film pays homage to some of the original street photographers, some of whom first hit the sidewalks, camera in hand, almost 90 years
Businessman and political newcomer Republican Vance McAllister, who was endorsed by Duck Dynasty´s Willie Robertson, won a Louisiana special election for Congress on Saturday. McAllister defeated Republican state Senator Neil Riser 60% to 40% to represent Louisiana´s fifth Congressional District. In the October 15 open primary, Riser got 32% of the vote while McAllister got 18%. "I´m so humbled. So humbled. This is such a great monumental win—victory," McAllister said Saturday night. "(This race) was never about why not to vote for Neil Riser. It was about why to vote for Vance McAllister." The election was held after Rep. Rodney
What will matter most about Ted Turner´s life story when they roll the final credits? That he started the first 24-hour news network? Built a fortune once worth $10 billion? Was Time magazine´s "Man of the Year"? Received a star on Hollywood´s Walk of Fame? Made The New York Times best-seller list? Maybe it was that time he raced a sailboat faster than anyone else. Or the year his baseball team won the World Series. Impressed yet? Did you know he had a president for a fishing buddy and won the heart of a movie star? Turner turns 75 on November
More evidence that American public education is systematically dumbing down the American people. From Breitbart´s Jon David Kahn: Parents are generally proud when their child makes the honor roll, but Beth Tillack, the mother of one such student at Pasco Middle School, is anything but beaming. When examining her son´s report card, Tillack read hand written comments from his teacher - including "good job," a smiley face and a note saying her son had made the honor roll. The only problem was, her son received a "C" and "D" among the grades. Mrs. Tillack, who actually cares about her son
When in trouble, presidents have ways to escape the hubbub, deflect attention from what’s causing the problem, and wait for the whole thing to pass. In 1974, as Watergate was engulfing his presidency, President Nixon traveled to Egypt. A million people lined the roads to see him. Nixon aides quipped that “a million Egyptians can’t be wrong.” But they were wrong, and Nixon resigned a few weeks later. (Snip)In the firestorm over Obamacare, President Obama has few of these tools of evasion at his disposal. His ability to change the subject from his embattled health insurance plan is limited.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has entered the final, mortifying stage of denial where one flails feebly about in the desperate search for an argument that might generate some traction. The spectacular collapse of Democratic standing in public opinion polls has prompted Democrats to voluntarily chip away at the very financial foundation of the Affordable Care Act – a prospect that any pundit would have deemed unthinkable just three weeks ago. Democrats are terrified, but Pelosi, an old pro, never wants to let them see her sweat. To that end, during a press conference with her fellow Democratic leaders
Growing boys need their naps, no matter if they´re human or canine. When Jessica Shyba and her husband got their three small children a dog this month, they decided to crate train the 7-week-old mixed breed. But after the first night of whining, Mrs Shyba decided she couldn´t bear to let the puppy named Theo sleep alone again. And that applies to nap time as well. Every day after her son Beau is put down for his afternoon nap, his ´puppy brother´ jumps up on the bed to cuddle up and catch a few z´s as well. Mrs Shyba recently
Is the president’s Obamacare “fix” part of the Obama administration’s pattern of deceit or a product of its frequent delusion?A cursory discussion with almost anyone who knows anything about the insurance business would have alerted the president to the fact that his proposal is unworkable. The initial take from experts on both the right and the left is that the president did not fix anything yesterday. Insurance industry experts agree that the very idea that canceled health policies can be renewed or extended for one year is laughable
Oprah Winfrey has said racism is still a problem around the world and the only way for it to end is for generations of racists to die out. In an interview with the BBC to coincide with the release of her latest film The Butler, the chat show host said generations had been ´marinated´ in racism. The 59-year-old added that President Obama was treated with disrespect because of the color of his skin and said she feels fortunate to have been born after segregation ended in the U.S. [Snip] She highlighted an incident in 2009 when Republican congressman Joe Wilson
Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama’s health care program is still troubled, but he gets credit for taking ownership and trying to fix it. "Forget about Iran and unemployment, this week was all about Obamacare and it was a ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ moment. As Tevye would say: ´Un da vun hand, but un da udda hand…´ “So we have the president admitting he broke his promise to Americans when he promised they could keep their plans. And the GOP gloated, mocked, preached doom and a failed presidency, and made a solemn vow to
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Some 50 years after John F. Kennedy´s sole presidential term was cut short by an assassin´s bullets, nearly three-quarters of Americans believe Kennedy will go down in history as an outstanding or above-average president. This is the highest retrospective rating given to any of the 11 presidents who have held office since Dwight Eisenhower. Another fifth of the public sees the slain president as average, while just 3% rank him as below average or poor. Kennedy was killed on Nov. 22, 1963, and the 50-year anniversary of his assassination is being marked by a bevy of new
Congressional Republicans have Obamacare right where they want it. The idea of a one-year delay of the law, always far-fetched as long as the Democrats controlled the Senate, is suddenly looking plausible. “I think there needs to be a one-year suspension of the entire law, at least, if not a longer suspension,” says Georgia Republican Tom Price. “The Senate Democrats and the president are the ones that have to decide it needs to be done.” When asked about a delay, House Republican whip Kevin McCarthy chuckles but doesn’t answer. Instead, he suggests that the law’s destructiveness could upend the entire health
Last week I was informed by the agent who handles my firm’s health-care insurance that, come 2014, our group plan will be cancelled and replaced with an ObamaCare plan.SNIP Well, here’s how I see it. It sure looks to me as if the President of the United States, members of his administration, and Democratic Congressional leaders didn’t just lie. I think they intentionally perverted the truth. And I think they did it because, if they didn’t, they knew the bill wouldn’t pass through Congress.
She didn’t write about ‘Protecting the Heart of Christmas’ at all—instead, the eternally offended governor may have penned the perfect manual for another holiday altogether: Festivus. Initially I planned to ignore this week’s release of Good Tidings and Great Joy, Sarah Palin’s book waging war on the war on Christmas. Few political hucksters milking the culture war for an easy buck peddle antics more shopworn than the annual fear-mongering that secularist Scrooges are coming for our creches. But then I couldn’t stop wondering: What happens when the Queen of Grievance takes up arms on behalf of the Prince of Peace’s
His actor parents are well known activists and Stephen Ira Beatty seems determined to follow in their footsteps. The eldest child of Warren Beatty and Annette Bening, who revealed he was transgender at the age of 14, appears in a new public service announcement (PSA) urging New York to change its Medicaid regulation which excludes transgender people from accessing healthcare. Stephen, 21, appears confident and informed as he speaks about the problem, saying: ‘I grew up outside of New York, but I´ve always known I´ve wanted to move here for the city´s vibrant artistic community. ‘As a trans person, I
It´s been a bad week for MSNBC, and a bad week for serious journalism. First, the network learned to regret giving Alec Baldwin a job after he called a photographer a word that is more than a little homophobic. MSNBC have since suspended his show for two weeks. Now, Martin Bashir has scraped the bottom of the proverbial barrel after launching a tirade against Sarah Palin ("America´s resident dunce") that has to be seen to be believed. And you´re warned: it is stomach churning. The beloved liberal journalist used his afternoon TV show to deliver a somewhat justified critique of
The headline is a statement to, not a quote from Boehner, but it was worth the deception to make the point. President Obama has been given so much slack by an enabling Washington D.C. media, that Obama is now hanging onto the rope to avoid falling into the abyss. The fawning media who placed all their political bets on his success, is unwilling to admit publicly (and perhaps even privately) what they know in their brains but unwilling to let their heart in on: Obama is and always was a phony.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan told a group of state schools superintendents Friday that he found it “fascinating” that some of the opposition to the Common Core State Standards has come from “white suburban moms who — all of a sudden — their child isn’t as brilliant as they thought they were and their school isn’t quite as good as they thought they were.” Yes, he really said that. But he has said similar things before. What, exactly, is he talking about? In his cheerleading for the controversial Common Core State Standards — which were approved by 45 states and the
WASHINGTON - A terrifying new ‘game’ that’s already caused deaths in Syracuse, St. Louis and New Jersey is sweeping the nation, and it preys upon unsuspecting people walking the streets, anywhere. A recent report from New York-based CBS 2 shed light on the growing trend, displaying unsettling footage of teens participating in this game – which goes by the name ‘Knockout’ – and involves randomly targeting passersby, with the ultimate goal being to knock them out with one punch as they walk by. One victim shown in the footage was 46-year-old Ralph Santiago of Hoboken, N.J., who was found dead with his