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World´s largest telescope inaugurated
United Press International, by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 3/14/2013 6:35:23 AM

ATACAMA DESERT- The largest ground-based telescope on Earth, set to probe the most distant reaches of the universe, was inaugurated in a ceremony in Chile Wednesday. ALMA, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, is a single instrument comprised of 66 high-precision antennas in the high desert of the Chilean Andes that function as one telescope and will spend the next decade observing the universe by detecting light invisible to the human eye, a release from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Charlottesville, Va., said. Built at a cost of $1.3 billion, ALMA is an international partnership

      


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AP Admits Covering Up
Obama´s ´Gulf´ Gaffe
Breitbart Big Journalism, by John Nolte    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/11/2013 2:00:50 AM     Post Reply
During his Wednesday appearance on Jay Leno´s "Tonight Show,´ President Obama made three factual gaffes; one of them involved the claim that cities not found along the Gulf of Mexico are. Were Obama a Republican, these gaffes would have led news coverage for the next forty-eight hours. Not only did most of the media ignore or downplay these gaffes; the Associated Press went so far as to cover one of them up. In its coverage Thursday, rather than point out the president´s geographical error, the wire service made it look as though no error was made.

   

 

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Exclusive–Bossie: Thousands of
Iowans ´Hungry for Leadership´
Appear at Ames Event
Breitbart Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/11/2013 1:54:44 AM     Post Reply
Citizens United president David Bossie told Breitbart News that about 2,000 citizens showed up at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa Saturday to hear from conservative leaders like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and real estate mogul Donald Trump. “Mr. Trump just got a standing ovation,” Bossie, a sponsor of the event, said in a phone interview from the site as Trump wrapped up his speech on Saturday night. “I would say there were 2,000 attendees today. This is real. In Ames, Iowa, for 2,000 people to show up on a Saturday in August

Downton´s twincredible double
act: First ´interview´ with
show´s new stars who demand
Haribo sweets, milk at 7am
on the dot and endless naps
between takes
Daily Mail (UK), by Jo Knowsley & Hannah Ellis-petersen    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/10/2013 10:08:12 PM     Post Reply
With their mops of hair, cheeky grins and expressions of wide-eyed innocence, they´re the new double act ready to delight fans of Downton Abbey when the much-anticipated fourth series starts next month. Identical twins Logan and Cole Weston have joined the cast of the blockbuster period drama – but you´ll never see them on screen together. The twin brothers will share the task of playing little George Crawley, the son of Lady Mary and her late husband Matthew – who met a sticky end in a car crash in last season´s Christmas finale.

Marine Corps deploys Ospreys
for first time in support
of presidential flight
The Hill (Washington DC), by Kyle Balluck    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/10/2013 7:43:31 PM     Post Reply
The Marine Corps on Saturday said MV-22 Ospreys were deployed for the first time in support of a presidential flight aboard Marine One. Marine Helicopter Squadron One, the military unit responsible for transporting President Obama and top administration officials, said in a statement that the premiere combat aircraft carried White House staff members, reporters and Secret Service agents during a flight to Martha’s Vineyard. The aircraft, built by Bell-Boeing, is designed to take off and land like a helicopter and fly like a fixed-wing plane. Marine Helicopter Squadron One, based in Quantico, Va.,

He’s back: Obama returns to
Martha’s Vineyard for summer
vacation with his family
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/10/2013 5:37:38 PM     Post Reply
EDGARTOWN, Mass. — President Barack Obama opened the first summer vacation of his second term Saturday on Martha’s Vineyard, trading Washington debates over the budget, government surveillance and his health care overhaul for a hoped-for carefree week filled with golf, beach outings and hanging-out time with family and friends. (Snip) As Air Force One flew north, Obama got into a vacation mindset by trading his suit and tie for more suitable attire: khakis and a blue shirt with rolled-up sleeves. First lady Michelle Obama, who introduced him at the convention, kept her yellow-and-white

An Artist’s Rendering of
‘Angel Priest’ Who Appeared
at Missouri Crash Site
PJ Media, by Rick Moran    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/10/2013 5:13:56 PM     Post Reply
I’m sure there’s a logical explanation for the sudden, mysterious appearance at the site of a car accident in Missouri of a priest who prayed with the teenage victim of the wreck, comforting the youngster and the responders until it became possible to rescue her. Despite the fact that the police had blocked the highway for three miles in each direction and weren’t letting anyone through and that none of the 80 pictures taken at the scene by the rescuers showed the priest in any of them, there’s an easy explanation for the priest’s presence that we’re all missing, right? Right?

   

 

  


 
2 dead, 8 wounded in overnight shootings
Chicago Tribune, by Peter Nickeas    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/10/2013 4:44:56 PM     Post Reply
Two men were killed and another eight people wounded in shootings all over the city Friday night and Saturday morning. One of the dead men, 21, was shot just east of the intersection of 79th Streets and Yates Boulevard in the South Chicago neighborhood. He was shot "multiple times" about 4 a.m., police said. The man was identified as Jacoby Herron of the 7900 block of South Oglesby Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner´s office. Herron was pronounced dead at the scene. The other, an 18-year-old man, was shot in the 6800 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue in the

Harry Reid Under Fire for Saying
He ‘Hopes’ GOP Hatred of Obama
Is Not Because of Racism
Mediaite, by Josh Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/10/2013 4:23:15 PM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid appeared on radio station KNPR on Friday and spent a good amount of time talking about unprecedented Republican obstruction in Congress. In response to a caller’s question about conservatives hoping for Obama’s failure at the outset, Reid brought up Mitch McConnell‘s one-term-for-Obama pledge, and said of Republicans opposing practically everything Obama does, “I hope that it’s based on substance, not the fact that he’s an African-American.” Reid was quickly and roundly condemned, with a spokesman for the National Republican Senatorial Committee calling

Obama Urges Veterans to Defend
Health-Care Law Against Cuts
Bloomberg News, by Margaret Talev & Lorraine Woellert    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/10/2013 4:14:01 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama urged military veterans to defend his signature health-care law and press Republican lawmakers to end budget cuts that threaten future spending on benefits. In remarks to the Disabled American Veterans National Convention in Orlando, Florida, Democrat Obama said critics of the health insurance expansion that he championed are spreading “misinformation.” Veterans benefits won’t be affected by the Affordable Care Act, he said. “Don’t let them fool you: no one’s taking away your benefits,” Obama said. “If you already have health insurance or health care from the VA, you do not have to do a thing.”

Another golfing buddy of
Obama in hot seat over
staffer’s alleged ‘kickbacks’
New York Post, by Geoff Earle    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/10/2013 2:54:24 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON —Another one of President Obama’s golfing pals is in the rough. Dr. Eric Whitaker, a longtime Obama friend from Chicago who has golfed his way through Obama’s term in office — including at a round for the president’s 52nd birthday last week — is cooperating with the feds as they probe a $433,000 kickback scheme. Whitaker’s former chief of staff at the Illinois Health Department is under investigation for allegedly taking kickbacks starting in 2006. Whitaker ran the department from 2003 to 2007. A federal grand jury indicted Quinshaunta Golden this week on fraud, bribery and theft charges

Of pleasure and parenthood
Washington Post, by Kathleen Parker    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/10/2013 2:44:15 PM     Post Reply
The media-created mommy wars haven’t just jumped the shark and entered the realm of “Sharknado.” Where women once debated ways to balance family-and-career — a hyphenated oxymoron if ever there was one — they’re now clashing over whether having babies is really all that. To bear children or not — that is the only question left to those with first-world problems. The scene: A tidy beach where a young couple is basking, carefree. How lovely. No little ones to intrude upon the perfect union of two selves entwined in rapturous indulgence.

   

 

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Big cuts due for federal food aid
Philadelphia Inquirer [PA], by Alfred Lubrano    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/10/2013 2:18:36 PM     Post Reply
Life may get harsher and hungrier for nearly three million people in Pennsylvania and New Jersey on Nov. 1, when food-stamp benefits will be cut overnight for the first time in U.S. history. It will mean 21 lost meals per month for a family of four - devastating arithmetic for families already living either on the edge or within the abyss of poverty, according to experts on food stamps, now called SNAP for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Why now? The federal stimulus of 2009 had temporarily boosted SNAP benefits to combat the recession. But the increase ends on Halloween,



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Oprah Winfrey ´racism row´
a ´misunderstanding´

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BBC News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/9/2013 10:22:49 AM     Post Reply
The owner of a shop in Zurich where US talk show host Oprah Winfrey says she encountered racism has called the incident a "misunderstanding". Winfrey, one of the world´s richest women, claimed an assistant refused to serve her in an upmarket handbag shop. She was apparently told one of the bags on display was "too expensive" for her. Shop owner Trudie Gotz told the BBC that Winfrey was "absolutely allowed" to look at the $35,000 (£22,500) bag, which was kept behind a screen. "My salesperson wanted to give her the handbag in her hand. But she didn´t want

Oprah on racism over ´too
expensive´ handbag; gets Swiss apology

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Chicago Tribune, by Nardine Saad    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/10/2013 12:16:22 PM     Post Reply
Nobody tells Oprah she can´t afford a handbag. Oprah Winfrey is one of the richest entertainers in the world, thanks to her willdly successful 25-season run on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and her latest media foray with the newly revitalized Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). The entertainer earned an estimated $77 million from June 2012 to June 2013 alone, according to Forbes, but she says she still experiences racism because she is African American. Take this latest incident in Switzerland, where "The Butler" star went to attend the nuptials of good friend and singer Tina Turner last month.

Obama Says Insurance Will Be
´Significantly Cheaper´ Under
Obamacare, But That Isn´t True

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Weekly Standard, by John McCormack    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/9/2013 8:52:42 PM     Post Reply
At a White House press conference Friday afternoon, President Obama said that health insurance plans offered under Obamacare will be "significantly cheaper" than plans currently on the market, but a string of recent reports say that isn´t true. "What happens on October 1, in 53 days, is for the remaining 15 percent of the population that doesn´t have health insurance, they´re going to be able to go on a website or call up a call center and sign up for affordable, quality health insurance at a significantly cheaper rate than what they can get right now on

Washington Post panic
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New York Post, by L. Brent Bozell III    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/10/2013 5:15:42 AM     Post Reply
The Washington Post is a legend in the minds of the Washington elite, so its financial decline has caused quiet panic. As NPR media reporter David Folkenflik put it, “You think of stories like the Pentagon Papers, Watergate, these are all stories where The Washington Post led the nation’s understanding, the world’s understanding of some major issues.” Outside the liberal media, you wonder how long Post fans can wallow in their Nixon-crumbling polyester “glory days” in the early 1970s. But nostalgia ruled as the Graham family sold the Post to Jeff Bezos, the billionaire founder of Amazon.com.

   

 

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Oprah Gets Apology After Swiss
Store Fails To Realize She’s Rich

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Wall Street Journal, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Emerson- 8/10/2013 9:36:49 PM     Post Reply
While media mogul Oprah Winfrey has been promoting her new film, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” she revealed she was a recent victim of profiling while shopping in a store in Zurich.(Snip)“I was in Zurich the other day at a store, whose name I will not mention,” Winfrey said on “Entertainment Tonight,” “and I didn’t have my eyelashes on, but I was in full Oprah Winfrey gear…but obviously, ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ is not shown in Zurich. So this doesn’t happen to me unless somebody obviously doesn’t know that it’s me.” Winfrey went on to explain that she was in Zurich for Tina Turner’s wedding,

Dear Lawrence O´Donnell, Don´t
Mansplain to Me About Russia

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New Republic, by JULIA IOFFE    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 8/9/2013 7:03:31 AM     Post Reply
Tonight, I went on Lawrence O´Donnell´s show, and Lawrence O´Donnell yelled at me. Or, rather, he O´Reilly´d at me. That O´Donnell interrupted and harangued and mansplained and was generally an angry grandpa at me is not what I take issue with, however. What bothers me is that, look: your producers take the time to find experts to come on the show, answer your questions, and, hopefully, clarify the issue at hand.

Why can´t we talk about IQ?
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Politico, by Jason Richwine    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 8/9/2013 7:10:57 AM     Post Reply
“IQ is a metric of such dubiousness that almost no serious educational researcher uses it anymore,” the Guardian’s Ana Marie Cox wrote back in May. It was a breathtakingly ignorant statement. Psychologist Jelte Wicherts noted in response that a search for “IQ test” in Google’s academic database yielded more than 10,000 hits — just for the year 2013. (Snip) There is a large discrepancy between what educated laypeople believe about cognitive science and what experts actually know. Journalists are steeped in the lay wisdom, so they are repeatedly surprised when someone forthrightly discusses the real science of mental ability.

The Clintons rent a new house in
Hamptons this summer because
the one they stayed in for the last
two years was too expensive

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Daily Mail [UK], by Meghan Keneally    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/9/2013 12:50:48 PM     Post Reply
The Clintons have decided to rent a different house in the Hamptons this summer after they only received a small portion of their security deposit back from the home they rented last year. The famous Democrats have been frequent visitors to the expensive summer getaway in Long Island, and rented the same beachfront house in 2011 and 2012. [Snip] When it comes to rentals in the Hamptons, many owners use the security deposits as a way to pay for the utility fees like heat and grounds-keeping charges. It should be little surprise then that the Lily Pond Lane home

DOD Slapping Fort Hood Survivors
With Gag Orders

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: HollowLeg- 8/9/2013 5:50:16 AM     Post Reply
Justice: The wife of a Fort Hood survivor claims the Defense Department is "slapping victims with gag orders" and telling family members not to talk to the press following testimony in the trial of Nidal Hasan. One of the great scandals of the Obama administration has been its shameful designation of the Nov. 5, 2009, rampage at the Army base in Killeen, Texas, by Maj. Nidal Hasan as "workplace violence." It has only compounded the pain and suffering of the victims and their families who have now apparently been ordered to shut up about it.

   

 



 
Gutierrez: 40-50 House Republicans
will back immigration reform

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The Hill (Washington D.C.), by Ian Swanson    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 8/9/2013 12:33:50 PM     Post Reply
Forty to 50 House Republicans will support immigration reform, Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) predicted Thursday. Gutiérrez said many of the Republicans supportive of immigration reform don’t want to be identified, but he insisted they would support comprehensive immigration reform. “If they ask me today, go find those 40 to 50 Republicans, I’ll tell them I found them. I know where they’re at,” Gutiérrez said in an interview with Ed O’Keefe at The Washington Post.

Putin has ´that kind of slouch,
looking like the bored kid
in the classroom,´ says Obama
during national security press conference

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Daily Mail (UK), by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/9/2013 4:05:11 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama announced Friday afternoon that the White House will publicly release a summary of the legal authorities through which the National Security Agency conducts its controversial surveillance programs. ´Given the history of abuse by governments,´ he said, it is important to explain how such a program is managed, and - equally important - what it may not do. He described his working relationship with Vladimir Putin as ´candid´ and ´blunt,´ and seemed to dismiss concerns that the Russian president´s body language indicated a lack of willingness to work with the United States.

Students go back to school
with ‘Trayvon Martin dialogues’

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Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/9/2013 12:01:32 PM     Post Reply
Middle and high school students in San Diego, California will be encouraged to vent their frustration that the world lacks justice when they return to school and participate in the “Trayvon Martin dialogues” this fall. The board of San Diego Unified Schools unanimously approved a proposal recently to establish classroom forums to discuss the death of Trayvon Martin, a black teenager who was shot during an altercation with a Hispanic man, George Zimmerman, in Florida last year. A jury recently acquitted Zimmerman, who claimed that Martin struck first and shot him in self-defense.

   

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