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Bob Woodward´s Dark Days
Newsweek, by Max Holland

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Posted By:StormCnter, 3/10/2013 5:05:32 AM

For the past week Washington has found itself debating Bob Woodward. The occasion: his very public argument with White House senior official Gene Sperling, in which Woodward left the impression that Sperling had somehow tried to intimidate him—only to see this accusation undermined by the release of an email exchange in which the pair sounded rather conciliatory.Almost all the commentary about this flap fits neatly under the heading, “What the Hell Happened to Bob Woodward?” But posing that question, as New York magazine did last week, implies a transformation that never occurred.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: locarno, 3/10/2013 6:28:56 AM     (No. 9217576)

A long, drawn-out article that seems to imply that Woodward has been less than forthcoming with the facts relating back to his Watergate investigation. Amazing how this is coming out almost 40 years after the fact and now that the media has fallen out of love with poor Bob.
(One point, the link goes to the Daily Beast site) FTA: Woodward and Bernstein apparently exploited the liberties of the form to the hilt. “Some of their writing is not true,” according to the director of All The President´s Men. Well, duh. They just couldn´t wait to take out Nixon. They had motive & opportunity, and their comrades in the press room cheered them on.

Now that Bob had the gall to actually stand up to someone in the Obama admin for not towing the line, he has to be taken out. (Figuratively, I´m guessing) And apparently, the word ´Obama´ never appears in this article.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: judy, 3/10/2013 6:53:25 AM     (No. 9217583)

Newsweek....dark day are when you sell only two magazines a week...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: StormCnter, 3/10/2013 7:24:57 AM     (No. 9217600)

I was a real believer in Richard Nixon. I remember standing at an ironing board for most of the night while I watched election returns in the 1960 race. I wasn´t yet of voting age (it was 21 back then), but I badly wanted a Nixon victory. Years later, I saw Woodward, Bernstein and their cheering section bring him down. I never believed in Deep Throat, I didn´t think a drunken Nixon conversed with the White House portraits (the second book) and I didn´t believe a comatose Bob Casey gave Woodward enough material for yet another book.

If Bob Woodward is being discredited now, I say hooray and high time!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: planetgeo, 3/10/2013 7:25:23 AM     (No. 9217601)

One thing to always remember about liberals...the truth, and anyone who ocassionally happes to tell it, is only of value when it also happens to coincide with "the narrative".

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ole buzzard, 3/10/2013 7:35:07 AM     (No. 9217613)

Chicago thuggery at its best: Somebody doesn´t toe the line, you take him/her out. Destroy their credibility, marginalize them, whatever it takes to remove them from the playing field.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Freeloader, 3/10/2013 7:35:52 AM     (No. 9217614)

MEMO TO: Robert U. "Bob" Woodward, Associate Editor of The Washington Post

FROM: The desk of our 37th POTUS, the late Richard Milhous Nixon

"What goes around, comes around you leftist jerk. And by the way Bob, I AM NOT A CROOK!"

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Reply 7 - Posted by: MOBeef4u, 3/10/2013 7:46:04 AM     (No. 9217625)

It seems that some chickens have taken an inordinately long time to find their way back to the roost, but roosting they are. That being said, it doesn´t make what´s happened recently untrue, just unappreciated by the powers that be.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Muguy, 3/10/2013 7:47:29 AM     (No. 9217628)

#4 NAILS IT.

If the press and electronic media were so focussed on one story like they were then, things would be different.

The various media used to be watchdogs, now they are inbred lap dogs being force-fed agenda driving political stories regardless of what the truth is and they don´t go down a path that would lead to taking down a president anymore.

RMN didn´t order the break in, the "plumbers" did that, but he certainly was guilty of misuse of power to keep a lid on it--and THAT is something the tyrant in charge of this regime today does on a daily basis and isn´t EVER called on it.

Those who do try to shine the light of truth are pilloried and attacked. Its just a matter of time before Dr. Carson is given his "treatment" by the drive-bys--I´m praying for him on a daily basis.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: lilo, 3/10/2013 7:53:37 AM     (No. 9217635)

Newsweek. Not a credible source. And while I still believe Nixon was railroaded for a far lesser offense than anything this curent administration does on a daily basis it is somewhat comforting to see Woodward being attacked. But it´s only because he attacked the media godhead.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 3/10/2013 8:03:26 AM     (No. 9217643)

Next up Bob´s a racist. I just know everything Bob was protected from by the loony left will be coming out courtesy of Chicago.

This prezzzy is too big to fail? I think not. Even Capone had his day.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: gwmcclintok, 3/10/2013 8:08:01 AM     (No. 9217648)

There is only one person worse than Bob Woodward, and that is the lying dog Richard Nixon....who campaigned to end a war and under his watch 30,000 young American men were killed. Under Johnson 25,000 were killed. Nixon gave us the EPA and so many other liberal policies. I have no grief for these so called presidents we have elected.


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Reply 12 - Posted by: Janjan, 3/10/2013 8:19:18 AM     (No. 9217661)

The media have continued to treat Bob Woodward like royalty all of these years until he dared tell the truth about Obama.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Chabis, 3/10/2013 8:21:58 AM     (No. 9217664)

Then the Libs needed to discredit Nixon, now they need to discredit Woodward. Words upon words. Forget "follow the money. Instead follow the motive!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 3/10/2013 8:32:15 AM     (No. 9217671)

You´´re in for some turmoil Bob and Bernstein probably saying ´leave me out of it.´ You´ve marketed yourself pretty well these past forty years, all those appearances on TV, all those books that followed the first launch. Seems only right we learn a few truths about you and now you know what happens when you tug on Superman´s cape... make that the Joker´s cape.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Rinktum, 3/10/2013 8:32:53 AM     (No. 9217672)

Mr. Woodward is experiencing some Alinksy style retribution since he dared to speak ill of the administration. To all those media types out there who applauded and supported Woodward´s expose on Nixon, you have to be the biggest bunch of unethical, immoral, hypocritical, lying, cowards that ever drew breath. When you gave Obama a pass on Fast and Furious and then Benghazi, you surrendered your integrity for a man who will sacrifice American lives to advance his agenda. You owe Richard Nixon an apology.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: earlybird, 3/10/2013 8:42:47 AM     (No. 9217684)

Max Holland seems to have made the dismantling of Bob Woodward his life´s work.

I have no reason to believe either of them, but Holland´s writing this piece now, when Woodward is speaking out so strongly against Obie, makes my antenna go up. Another Obot from liberal Antioch?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 3/10/2013 8:58:58 AM     (No. 9217693)

Holland could have boiled this piece down to one page, nevertheless, it drives home the point. The left eats its own. Not clear why Woodward felt need to blow the lid off of his exchange with sperling in the first place. Unless he, for a moment, saw the light, and felt some guilt for his taking Nixon down. I doubt it because these things happen after you´ve sold your soul.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Jebediah, 3/10/2013 9:10:15 AM     (No. 9217703)

Difficult situation with Woodward, who is definitely a Dem and a vast liberal but who, I think, thought he was above the sleezes from Chicago and environs and could tell the truth----------and now all the rats are coming out of their holes to go after HIM.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: plumnellie, 3/10/2013 9:13:52 AM     (No. 9217711)

Nothing to see here. Never trusted Woodward. lad he made a ´mistake´ and outed Obama´s thug policies. He will be used as an example and no one else will dare question the Emperor.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Echohawk, 3/10/2013 9:14:55 AM     (No. 9217712)

Boob Woodward called Obama´s fear mongering about the sequester ´madness.´ That´s what got him into trouble with the Obama regime.
Here´s the interesting part: because of Bob Woodward´s remark, the MSM didn´t march lockstep with Obama´s tall tales. Bob Woodward called Obama´s bluff and the MSM backed Woodward, not Obama.
The really interesting part was watching Obama cave. Apparently, the Obama regime has been threatening other members of the press. The press is now more free; what they do with that freedom remains to be seen.


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Reply 21 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 3/10/2013 9:38:09 AM     (No. 9217729)

Woodward was right in calling Obama on his ´madness´. I do dance madly at the fact that Woodward gets nailed after all these years.
Nixon was a creep but not near as big a creep as the current White House resident now.
I never believed there was a ´Deep Throat´ and it sounded too corny to me. I hope this knocks all of Bob Woodward future out of the water for some old time revenge. His little rant exposes some of the evils being perpertrated by this regime and that´s enough for me.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Rusino, 3/10/2013 9:39:48 AM     (No. 9217733)

No one dare lift the curtain behin which The Great O stands. Disgrace and Death to those that do!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: dolphin, 3/10/2013 9:57:48 AM     (No. 9217755)

So Max Holland spends how many pages dissing Woodward and then says:
Woodward and Bernstein’s coverage of Watergate for The Washington Post was justly celebrated.


Ditto #4.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 3/10/2013 10:07:49 AM     (No. 9217768)

Wasn´t ´deep throat´ revealed a few years ago on his deathbed to have been a very digruntled FBI guy who was up for the leadership position and Nixon didn´t choose him? Instead Nixon went with someone else and overlooked this guy. I remember this news because at the time I thought Nixon was right to not choose this guy. So ´deep throat´ took him down in revenge instead.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: altura81, 3/10/2013 10:09:09 AM     (No. 9217770)

I don´t think for a minute that Woodward had a change of heart or an awakening of conscience.
I think he is as arrogant and full of himself as Obama.

It´s amusing to see the left turn on him for a very minor offense. I´m enjoying it.

I still don´t understand why/how Nixon was forced to resign when Clinton and especially Obama are so much worse.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Arby, 3/10/2013 10:20:55 AM     (No. 9217783)

The actual story: newsman questions veracity of President and White House, rather than hewing to the party line. That has become rarer than man bites dog.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Aunt Agnes, 3/10/2013 10:38:29 AM     (No. 9217804)

To answer #26´s last question - "Little by little the look of the country changes because of the men we admire." Quote taken from "Horseman, Pass By" - Larry McMurtry

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 3/10/2013 10:49:29 AM     (No. 9217815)

#25, simply reading the article would give you your answers. That´s always a good idea.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: JAN, 3/10/2013 11:07:31 AM     (No. 9217836)

Woodward was right about the origin of the sequester and he was right about Obamao moving the goal posts.

Woodward may be the biggest fraud to come down the pike but he was RIGHT on those two points.

And he is paying the price for lying about Nixon.

Wonder how he likes being in the crosshairs of the journOlistas.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Grambo, 3/10/2013 11:14:11 AM     (No. 9217842)

It´s interesting that in their first gambit to inflict the promised regret on Woodward, the WH goes to Newsweek, publication on life support. Could it be that no other Dem shills had the courage to draw first blood?

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Reply 31 - Posted by: RancherJack, 3/10/2013 11:23:01 AM     (No. 9217855)

A friend in the know has said for years Bob Woodward is a domestic operative for the CIA

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Reply 32 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 3/10/2013 12:46:56 PM     (No. 9217968)

"There is only one person worse than Bob Woodward, and that is the lying dog Richard Nixon....who campaigned to end a war and under his watch 30,000 young American men were killed..."

Maybe he couldn´t stomach the thought of letting the commies murder all those people we had pledged to help just as soon as we turned tail and ran, or the scorn he himself would receive from the commies and their useful idiots over here...

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Reply 33 - Posted by: AutumnJoy, 3/10/2013 1:31:46 PM     (No. 9218046)

Newsweek is a relic. Who care what is "in" it?

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Reply 34 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 3/10/2013 2:15:17 PM     (No. 9218114)

I never believed that Nixon was a crook and bobbie is a bit late with his loooonnng article. Nixon was a good man and his wife was wonderful, but I still remember her tearing up at the nasty things said about her husband.
Now we have the worst prez we have ever had with an ugly wife who cannot keep her mouth shut and the media adores them. The media is going to find out the hard way that not all of us are libs.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 3/10/2013 3:57:01 PM     (No. 9218236)

How easily we seem to become sheeple.

Woodward may or may not have done the right thing in the past.

So we go into lockstep and say "not a chance" when he comes out against Obie, whom we know to be a bad guy?

As for finding answers in this article, when a Max Holland needs so many words to make his case, it always looks like overkill. Really really piling on. And then I wonders why.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: ncgrammie4, 3/10/2013 5:10:41 PM     (No. 9218314)

Once again a cry baby bully is taken down by a bigger cry baby bully. All of these people are mentally ill and along with the mentally ill voters in this country are taking us to our demise.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: 4Justice, 3/10/2013 6:41:04 PM     (No. 9218394)

#12, Nixon did NOT lie. He pulled us out of Vietnam. And where do you get your information?? Obviously, from a propaganda site. I pulled the records from the government archives from 1964 to 1974. Americans who died under LBJ´s administration (1964 - 1968) was 36,556. Americans who died under Nixon administration (1969 - 1974) was 21,195.

1968 - 16,899 soldiers died. That was the worst year. Nixon took office 1969. The election was in November 1968.

So, please don´t spread false propaganda. By the way, LBJ could have ended the war but he actually was making a fortune off of it. He kept it going because his heavy equipment business had military contracts and they were selling his equipment over there. Half the time it wasn´t even used for any good purpose. My friend was over there and saw it first hand.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: BetseyRoss, 3/10/2013 6:47:12 PM     (No. 9218397)

Right on #3. I couldn´t agree more. Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein sent off on a story that probably wasn´t all that meaningful. Deep Throat turned out to be sore looser that didn´t get the job he thought he deserved. The Plumbers were already in jail when they started their political assination on Richard Nixon. Believe it or not Hillary Rodhm was a young attorney at the time working her way up the ladder of trying to take out Nixon. This story needs to be told loud and clear. An all out assault on Republicans back then. Obama wants to finish the job.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: badrad, 3/11/2013 1:38:01 AM     (No. 9218708)

If the hard right were as politically sophisticated as the leftoids no demeaning of Woodward would be happening. He is old and certainly shouldn´t be left friendless even if our support is only in the form of lack of criticism. I would praise his honor and courage myself (and I would praise it whether I believed it or not--ObaMaoish? Maybe start believing my own lies as he once got away with saying?)Dark days.

Love the posts-informative. Post # 2 is right on. A brain rotter mag/rag? #17 the obots from Antioch, thanks!

Re # 12, Nixon´s dem Congress ended the Vietnam War by refusing to fund it after the troops won Tet. The left doesn´t praise Nixon for the end or mourn the people hanging off the Helicopter skids at the embassy as we tucked our tails under and ran. Kind of like the wasted lives in Iraq and Afghanistan that will result from dems ending those efforts and giving them to Russia. It is in Isaiah.

Re # 35 And Nixon wasn´t half as expensive? LOL to keep from crying or going insane as the good guys seem to be loosing control.

Re #39, Hitlery was then trained in Alinsky methods and grooving to Marx just as Bill the commie visitor and draft dodger.

Socialism only "works" with force and terrorism by military owned by the leftist politicians. Check out New Harmony Indiana for an experiment in communal living.

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They’re both qualified, respectful of each other (shocker!), and represent the vast majority of middle America. So what’s not to like about another Clinton/Bush race for 2016? When you mention the prospect of Clinton vs. Bush 2016 a funny thing happens. First, there is the reflexive response: "Oh no, not again. We don´t need more dynastic politics in this country." But upon further reflection, you realize Jeb Bush vs. Hillary Clinton would be a great race and actually good for the country. Let´s review. QUALIFICATIONS—THEY’VE BOTH GOT THEM. Barack Obama won the presidency because in an election where the premium was on change, it mattered little

The world must shift to solar and wind
power rapidly to avoid catastrophic global
warming, say UN scientists in major report

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Ben Spencer    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/13/2014 7:15:31 PM     Post Reply
A rapid shift to wind and solar power is needed if the world is to avoid catastrophic global warming, the United Nations warns in a crucial report today. Emissions of greenhouse gases need to be cut by up to 70 per cent before 2050 to control climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says. ‘Large-scale changes in energy systems’ are required, with coal power stations to be switched off and replaced by wind and solar. And the transformation needs to be made in the next 15 years or controlling climate change will become increasingly harder and more expensive. The report was published

Chelsea Clinton no longer
ruling out politics

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The Hill (Washington DC), by Judy Katz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 11:57:36 AM     Post Reply
Chelsea Clinton says when people ask her these days whether she wants to go into politics, her answer isn’t an automatic “no.” The 34-year-old former first daughter told Fast Company in an interview published Monday, “for so long the answer was just a visceral no. Not because I had made any conscientious, deliberate decision, but since people had been asking for as long as literally I could remember, it was no." Now, the only child of former President Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explains, "I live in a city and a state and a country where I

Glaring limits of the Civil Rights
Act: We need to redistribute wealth

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Salon Magazine, by Matt Bruenig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 7:20:41 PM     Post Reply
Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)

Nevada GOP removes social issues from platform,
moves ahead with pre-primary endorsements

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Associated Press, by Sandra Chereb    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/13/2014 3:48:58 PM     Post Reply
LAS VEGAS — The Nevada Republican Party stripped opposition to abortion and gay marriage from its platform Saturday as state convention delegates instead focused on judging fellow Republicans on their worthiness to serve in office and adherence to GOP values. The platform, with few changes, was adopted overwhelmingly as the Las Vegas convention stretched late into the evening. The vote mirrors that of the Clark County GOP, which voted earlier to remove platform language defining marriage as between a man and a woman and statements opposing abortion. Many Republicans are re-evaluating their strong stances on conservative social issues as public

Goodbye tea party, hello big tent
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Washington Post, by Jennifer Rubin    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/13/2014 5:08:01 AM     Post Reply
Say what you will about Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), but they know a train wreck when they see it. They also know when to separate themselves from the cranks and the losers on the right. Although both supported the shutdown and were heartily supported by tea party groups in their own Senate races, neither one has endorsed Matt Bevin in Kentucky, Milton Wolf in Kansas or Chris McDaniel in Mississippi. In fact, Cruz’s office confirms he hasn’t endorsed anyone in the primaries. He may weigh in after the primaries. Rand Paul has endorsed two very establishment

Video: Flash mob of women steal
$20,000 worth of sunglasses
from California store

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New York Daily News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/13/2014 10:50:38 AM     Post Reply
A brazen flash mob has been caught on camera storming a California store and making off with $20,000 worth of sunglasses. Surveillance footage shows eight women piling into a Sunglass Hut and crowding around display cases. Shielding workers from what they´re doing, they quickly stuff dozens of fashion specs into their bags. A store clerk pleads with them to stop, before running out of the shot to get help and dial 911. The thieves then all bolt outside and escape in a waiting SUV. The incident occurred at the Valencia Town Center mall, in Santa Clarita, at 3 p.m. on

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:46:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

Developing: Russian fighter jet buzzes
U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea

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Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 12:49:12 PM     Post Reply
A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of

Democrat Center Folds
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American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: real fifi- 4/13/2014 7:44:30 AM     Post Reply
It’s hardly been a secret that in recent years the moderate center of the Democrat party has been driven away and what remains is a conglomeration of disparate blocs which, to date, the party has been able to treat as if there were no conflicting interests between them. As the midterm elections approach and the administration’s incompetence, along with the distaste for the president’s signature ObamaCare legislation, drive the party’s chances down further, the make-believe coalition of opposites may well crumble if the opposition doesn’t blow it. Democrats hope to retain control of the Senate and recapture the House by driving


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