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The Five’s Beckel ‘Infuriated’ By
Dr. Carson’s ‘Racist White Liberal’
Comments: ‘You Are Not That Important’

Mediaite, by Matt Wilstein

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 4/2/2013 7:16:46 PM

Tuesday afternoon, Fox News’ The Five took on Dr. Ben Carson‘s controversial interview with conservative radio host Mark Levin, in which Carson called his “white liberal” detractors “the most racist people there are.” Those words in particular got under host Bob Beckel‘s skin and he let Carson know just how “infuriating” he found them. Recalling his “liberal” father, who he said was arrested 57 times during the Civil Rights Movement, Beckel attacked Carson for minimizing the left’s fight for racial equality. “For Dr. Carson to make that kind of statement shows he doesn’t know what he’s

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I post this not because of Beckel, who behaved as usual hatefully and rudely that was completely unnecessary. Dana Perino is the one who surprised me. She has the audacity to say Dr. Carson has “burned through so much of his credibility by appearing so often on cable news and talk radio." Really?? I thoroughly enjoy hearing what he has to say. Who made her the arbiter of who decides what he says or does?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JAN, 4/2/2013 7:19:10 PM     (No. 9256260)

Maybe Dana didn´t think it behooved Dr. Carson to visit with Mark Levin on his radio show.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: fayebeck, 4/2/2013 7:22:32 PM     (No. 9256265)

I agree with Dana Perino. I think over exposure could prove harmful to Dr. Carson. Especially by appearing so often with Hannity.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lydwho, 4/2/2013 7:26:51 PM     (No. 9256269)

Bickel says that his father was arrested 57 times.

Maybe he should have stayed at home being a model for his son and his son would have grown up with a little more respect for all!!!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jeremiah29_11, 4/2/2013 7:27:17 PM     (No. 9256270)

Perhaps Beckel should have a well stocked pantry of Depends if he´s going to keep "letting loose".

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Msctex1, 4/2/2013 7:32:09 PM     (No. 9256280)

Ask Beckel where Al Gore´s father was while he was being arrested.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: hamrman, 4/2/2013 7:32:48 PM     (No. 9256281)

Bob Bickel, you are so fickle...Dr. Ben Carson really is important and that is what is driving you lunatic liberals insane!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Penney, 4/2/2013 7:34:00 PM     (No. 9256282)

´´You Are Not That Important?!!´´ ...No, Beckel...

Need you be reminded, Dr. Carson is just the best pediatric BRAIN SURGEON in the country, & probably in the entire world. He is VERY important, as his entire accomplished, compassionate, and faithful life testifies.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: WAN2, 4/2/2013 7:37:23 PM     (No. 9256287)

Beckel should be blowing kisses to this cloying neophyte since he will be fodder to political cutthroats in due time. This ain´t bean bag, Dr. C. Nor are you the second coming. Obama is.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 4/2/2013 7:38:02 PM     (No. 9256289)

They are terrified of this man! Good!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: beca, 4/2/2013 7:42:04 PM     (No. 9256295)

overexposure......i never get tired of hearing him...if the left doesnt like it...that makes him all the better...overexposure is obama.......

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Burger, 4/2/2013 7:42:57 PM     (No. 9256296)

Anyone, and I do wish to emphasis Anyone who questions the logic of a conservative going to the right wing media literally needs to have their head examined. To even contemplate such a thing strikes me as the absolute height of stupidity. The instant the so called wisest among us start to embrace conservatives the sooner we can start winning some elections. The choice is yours. Rush, Hannity, Beck, Levin, all of their jobs would disappear tomorrow if the media was remotely fair.


P.S. Bob Beckel is a good representative of the Democrat party.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: chieftestpilot, 4/2/2013 7:44:08 PM     (No. 9256299)

#2 You are correct and over exposure of the over weight Beckel applies 1000 fold.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: realrep, 4/2/2013 7:45:22 PM     (No. 9256304)

I´m sure lots of kids and their families think that Dr Carson is important.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: rocket scientist, 4/2/2013 7:47:41 PM     (No. 9256309)

Bob Beckel infuriated me enough to stop watching FOX News. He has poisoned that network. It seemed like almost every time I turned on FOX News there was the loudmouth Bob Beckel on some kind of Liberal diatribe.
Since I gave up FOX News there was no reason to watch TV anymore so I dropped Time Warner cable and don´t bother to watch local TV. Mostly garbage and wall-to-wall commercials on TV both local and cable.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: horacer, 4/2/2013 7:49:25 PM     (No. 9256313)

Dr. Carson needs to fall back on some of his other talks. I saw him years ago talk about all the inventions black Americans were responsible for. It was a great talk. He´s given great talks on education and affirmative action. He demonstrates how blacks excel when they´re held to high standards and fail when standards are lowered. He has to avoid letting cable news pidgeon hole him. Sean Hannity is not his friend. He has a great message, but he has to control it.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: MickTurn, 4/2/2013 7:55:07 PM     (No. 9256320)

What you are witnessing is the application of Alinsky´s rules for radicals, #13...on steroids.

RULE 13: “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.

The problem with this tactic used against Carson is it leaves Libs with a huge hole in their argument/attack. That hole is their own rule #12

RULE 12: “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.” Never let the enemy score points because you’re caught without a solution to the problem.

By attacking Dr. Carson they leave no solution to his goodness and truth...the Libs are left as hateful and spiteful and nasty as they always have been but now it is extremely obvious the Libs are simply trying to destroy a good man that simply disagrees with them.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Me?Opinionated?Nah!, 4/2/2013 7:56:27 PM     (No. 9256321)

I’m not a doctor nor do I play one on TV. However, inasmuch as Bob Beckel has admittedly ingested all sorts of liquid and solid substances, some of them illegal, over several years, I wonder if any of them have residually affected his judgment and capacity to reason. It’s obvious he possesses a short fuse. It doesn’t seem to take much to get him riled up.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Rakasha, 4/2/2013 7:56:56 PM     (No. 9256322)

Two things occur to me. If Dr. Carson is a strong voice for conservatism/Constitutionalism then why would we want to limit his exposure? Hasn´t one of the major complaints of the Republican party been that the conservative message is not getting out? If, on the other hand, Dr. Carson is a time bomb, then the more exposure he gets, the sooner we will see if there is a problem.

Or perhaps the real concern is that Dr. Carson - like some others who have been accused of being in the spotlight too much - has not yet been approved to speak and he may say some things that cause the Republican leadership as much discomfort as as he did Obama, at the Prayer Breakfast.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: nonsense, 4/2/2013 8:03:39 PM     (No. 9256335)

Just the American Left/Liberal/Progressive cabal chilling and denying free speech. One of their favorite pastimes.

Did Dana ever mention the ongoing overexposure of those 2 Grifters who live in Our House?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: JustCause, 4/2/2013 8:06:58 PM     (No. 9256342)

Hey Bob, Dr. Carson has saved more people in one day than you have saved in your lifetime.

Dr. Carson is enviably MORE important than you, and the circle of friends, acquaintances, you run in. Probably combined.

Bob, truth be told. Liberals think in black and white skin color, where conservatives think morals and character are the means in which to judge someone.

I mute Fox everytime the camera goes to Beckel, I can´t listen to his bloviating any longer.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 4/2/2013 8:15:32 PM     (No. 9256356)

NEWS FLASH for Beckel...and Perino: "You Are Not That Important."

Dr. Carson is nobody´s puppet. Sure, the WSJ prematurely elevated him to presidential contender, and a lot of smart (and frankly, desperate) people hopped on that nonexistent bandwagon.

Does he expect God to "grab him by the collar?" He´s a believer so he´ll accept ANY calling from God.

Has he "burned through" any of his credibility? Au contraire, every time he opens his mouth he enhances it.

The presidential handicapper, Perino, may be correct in her conditional logic statement: "If he is interested in running in 2016, he would be better off laying low for a while." But let´s examine an alternative explanation for his limelight-seeking...

Dr. Ben Carson is in it for the money.

[Think about why you were so shocked by that statement.] I´ll not go into any of the reasons that that was a silly, indefensible reaction.

I will say only this: I would rather give my money to Dr. Carson than boatloads of others. For, aside from living well, which he has earned, the man writes books telling young people why they should love this country...and (with his wife) is responsible for the Carson Scholars Fund ("Discovering Promise...Rewarding Excellence")





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Reply 22 - Posted by: the maggster, 4/2/2013 8:15:33 PM     (No. 9256357)

I saw Dr. Carson and heard his statement in regards to certain types of relationships practiced by some members of American society. He is a Doctor and speaks about things frankly and openly. No euphemisms or beating around the bush. His point was that marriage is between a male and a female, It´s been that way for thousands of years and he disagrees with any effort to change that fact. I understand his point and so does anyone else who cares to honestly critique his words. Beckel doesn´t appear to be a critical thinker so I dismiss his opinion out of hand. As for Perino...she is a mixed bag and i usually ignore a lot of what she has to say. Moderates cannot be relyed on. They´re too busy taking the high ground or trying to go-along to get-along. I watch the Five and the best they have to offer is Andrea Tantaros. I can pretty much know where she will come out on any given topic. She is a conservative with intelligence, commonsense and spunk. BTW, Obama´s in-your-face 360 over-exposure seems to have worked for him.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: ScrIbelus, 4/2/2013 8:21:59 PM     (No. 9256368)

I blame Fox for the Beckle´s tirades. They should have, long ago, granted him indefinite compassionate leave so that he might go forth and find his neck.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Smart11344, 4/2/2013 8:26:31 PM     (No. 9256377)

Shut up, Beckel. You fat, liberal blowhard. You give pigs a bad name.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Smaj, 4/2/2013 8:32:27 PM     (No. 9256382)

Hmm. A pediatric brain surgeon who exemplifies America vs. the absolute worst kind of paid political hack.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Watlines, 4/2/2013 8:36:56 PM     (No. 9256393)

I first muted Beckel´s drivel ...then I changed the channel ... then I switched back and listened to Dana and the others for a minute or so ... then I gave up completely when Beckel chimed in again and went to local news.

This guy adds nothing to Fox´s fair and balanced approach to news and commentary.

He´s a monotone nattering nabob of negativity; in other words, a supremely boring member of the effete corps of impudent liberal snobs.



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Reply 27 - Posted by: TXknitter, 4/2/2013 8:37:12 PM     (No. 9256394)

I laugh at how brilliant and important the Dana Perinos and Bob Beckels think they are. I hardly think Dana is concerned that Dr. Carson might hurt his electoral chances. GOP moderates are happy to supply the banana peel to help discredit any rising star conservative without his "approved by RNC" stamp. I doubt Dr. Carson is running for office. He doesn´t have to - look at the press his every speech now generates. FANTASTIC move, Dr. Carson for going on Mark´s show. Dr. Carson recognizes another brave brilliant conservative when he sees one.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: paloalto, 4/2/2013 8:45:55 PM     (No. 9256409)

Two doctors in the news of late.

One is conservative and a true American success story. A man of principle and a man of accomplishment. A brilliant man desperate parents turn to heal their children when all hope is lost.

The other doctor performs the holiest sacrament in the Church of Liberalism -- abortion. He is on trial for murdering helpless infants.

Guess which doctor is all but ignored by the media and guess which doctor the media attacks and vilifies.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Tucker, 4/2/2013 8:55:07 PM     (No. 9256423)

Just totally done with Fox. Can´t stand Beckel. He´s mean and nasty. His treatment of Watters on Monday on the Five was disgraceful. Rude and completely uncalled for. Dana Perino just turned into another one of the bunch. She´s so namby pamby...she drives me crazy. Cute dog though.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 4/2/2013 8:56:35 PM     (No. 9256425)

Ben Carson is a brain surgeon. Bob Beckel is not. I think Mr. Beckel is the one who is overexposed.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: eoddad, 4/2/2013 8:59:50 PM     (No. 9256432)

Me and Beckel are about the same age. I have heard him physically threaten Conservatives in the past. I would love to get in the same room with the Proud Socialist Bob and climb up one side and down the other. He is a punk and a bully. He´s still trying to act like the 1960´s Liberals are fighting the good fight against racism, when today they are the worst Racist around, on that point Dr. Carson has nailed them and Blubbery Bob knows it.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: excalgalcg, 4/2/2013 9:41:40 PM     (No. 9256479)

Excellent post #28. Well said. Beckel leaves me cold and I mute him. I just can´t stomach him and his unintelligible speech and his bragging about his ugly past. As far as Dana Perino, I think she is a closet democrat and always has been. Tries to play both sides and it´s tiring. At least Greg Gutfeld tells it like it is!!! Dumb show anyway.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 4/2/2013 9:54:38 PM     (No. 9256508)

Leftists need victims to champion and advocate for in order to feel good about themselves. They tend to react violently when attempts are made to take their victims away from them. This is because much of the Leftist´s identity and self-image and sense of worth and power is wrapped up in being a hero akin to a medieval knight in a quest against evil and to defend and comfort victims. If there were no victims, Leftists would have to invent them. As a matter of fact, that is exactly what Leftism does: it excels in the social construction and perpetuation of victims as human fuel and fodder for Leftist egos. There is something vampiric and dreadful about this parasitism masquerading as piety. This narcissistic, sanctimonious but deeply malicious quality of Leftism is intuitively sensed by most normal people and is strongly aversive - but the most incorrigible Leftists, of whom we have lately seen far more than is good for us, are genuinely oblivious to themselves and their own complex and by no means altogether admirable motives. Ironically, like Bob Beckel, they perceive themselves as victims when their ideology and their claims to holiness are challenged. It is, and always has been, much more about them than about the alleged objects of their benevolence.



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Reply 34 - Posted by: altoona, 4/2/2013 10:02:23 PM     (No. 9256524)

Yes to #28. As for Dana, she did not like Dr. Carson´s prayer breakfast speech either. Thought he was disrespectful to the preezy. Dana is a Bushite (loyalty is an admirable trait) and will denigrate anyone who appears to be in the way of Bush family ambitions, IMO.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: BarryNo, 4/2/2013 10:13:48 PM     (No. 9256544)

There weren´t any Liberals in the Civil Rights movement. Or, considering the day and age, no Democrats. They all voted against it until it became political suicide to continue.

Wouldn´t it be funny if Beckle´s Ol´ Man was a Republican?

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Reply 36 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 4/2/2013 10:29:40 PM     (No. 9256572)

@#34: I agree. Perino is a Bushite all the way. She desperately wants Jeb Bush to run in 2016.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Illinois Mom, 4/2/2013 11:15:18 PM     (No. 9256611)

My keyboard keys stick...so my take is:
I agree with 99.9% of the comments.

#5, however, expressed my first thought. Liberals today vs. Liberals in the early 60´s?

A complete reversal

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Muguy, 4/2/2013 11:48:49 PM     (No. 9256633)

Beckel is usually off his rocker, but the "Bushie" Perrino is a disgrace.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 4/3/2013 2:08:53 AM     (No. 9256684)

Drop dead Beckel. The liberals were NEVER in the forefront of human rights issues. They loved segregations, the REPUBLICANS were at the forefront of civil rights. Beckel has lived in the bottom of a booze bottle and most coherent thoughts involved bedding prostitutes.

And Perino never was much but a spineless RINO.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 4/3/2013 5:05:38 AM     (No. 9256722)

I was outraged when Beckel claimed that blacks are indebted to liberals for the Civil Rights legislation. This is just plainly a lie.



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Reply 41 - Posted by: judy, 4/3/2013 6:44:43 AM     (No. 9256764)

Hey Bob, I think Carson was speaking to you...only you won´t listen...liberals do not listen to anyone.... Dana & Bob are the reason I don´t watch this silly show. Dana makes me sicker than Bob. She couldn´t make a decision if her life depended on it. I think the word is spineless. She thinks because she worked in WH, she´s the boss of the show.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: rod reese, 4/3/2013 10:07:55 AM     (No. 9257069)

I was a liberal in the 1960´s. But then I graduated from college, got a job, grew up, and became a conservative. Beckel has never experienced a similar maturity. He is still a child and I couldn´t care less about his father´s political affiliations. Fox news is going downhill and fat kids like Beckel are causing it to happen faster.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: tgfrr, 4/3/2013 12:48:53 PM     (No. 9257426)

Robert, it was not the left that pushed through the civil rights laws of the mid 1960´s, as the current democratic narrative of the past would have you believe. It was the Republicans in congress at the time that accomplsihed that task. Remember Abraham Lincoln was a Republican.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: JudithC, 4/3/2013 2:07:24 PM     (No. 9257622)

Dana Perino said Dr. Carson has “burned through so much of his credibility by appearing so often on cable news and talk radio." Huh? What´s this all about, Dana? Did you hit your pointed little head on a door knob, or was this just another of your uninformed attempts at trying to look smart? For a teensy little intellect like Dana to say Dr. Carson has "burned through much of his credibility" is nothing short of mind boggling. And it betrays how little she knows about this remarkable physician, man, humanitarian, intellect, writer, speaker, truth-teller, et al. Dr. Carson is a giant in a world crying for people like him.

The Five has grown even more rapidly than I thought it would into just one more Fox show that´s a complete waste of time. Except for Brett Baier, it´s the only Fox program I regularly tune in and Brett doesn´t always last through until the panel—if Juan Williams, Kirsten Powers, and a couple others are on I hit the remote.

It isn´t surprising that Bob Beckel makes a nasty demonRAT fool of himself whenever he opens his mouth, but it has become embarrassing to hear other members of the five working so hard to sell him as just a nice guy with a different opinion who they really love and adore.

Note to Dana Perino: You lost me forever with your comments about Dr. Carson. Not only do you shame yourself, you opened a door that causes one to challenge whether or not you bother to do even a cursory amount of research before shooting your mouth off.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: pineledger, 4/4/2013 3:31:14 PM     (No. 9259583)

Sorry, I don´t believe the "recovering" part about Beckel´s alcoholism. If he no longer drinks, he must have consumed enough to last a lifetime.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: judy, 4/4/2013 4:02:02 PM     (No. 9259637)

Dana is the one who´s burned out. She thinks because she worked for the WH she´a a pro at everything. I can´t tolerate her & Bob. They ruin the show.


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to ´racially motivated´ car search before
entering the White House in 1993
Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/18/2014 9:17:18 PM     Post Reply
The Bill Clinton White House angered a black congressman in 1993 after he was forced to show his ID and submit to a search of his car before Secret Service would allow him to enter the White House for a meeting with then-Vice President Al Gore. A white driver taking Ohio Democratic Rep. Louis Stokes to his meeting was admitted without an ID-check. A staffer´s memo to Clinton a week later warned the president about the incident before a scheduled photo-op including Stokes and the mayor of a Cleveland suburb. Stokes, a legend in the civil-rights history of Ohio´s populous

HHS Moves to Cancel
More Insurance Plans
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Mike Flynn    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/18/2014 9:09:50 PM     Post Reply
The Department of Health and Human Services is proposing a rule that would, if implemented, guarantee that even more Americans who like their health insurance plans cannot keep them. Fixed indemnity plans, which pay insured customers a set amount towards medical expenses and are often cost-effective relative to more comprehensive health insurance, are popular forms of coverage, and potentially becoming more popular in the wake of Obamacare. Health insurance industry representatives say that fixed indemnity plans have been attracting more interest as many Americans look for a

4th Graders Assigned "Inappropriate"
Homework on Infidelity and Death
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/18/2014 9:00:30 PM     Post Reply
Parents in El Paso, Texas were outraged over an “inappropriate” homework assignment given to fourth graders at Pasodale Elementary School. Students were asked to read passages about a wife discovering her husband cheated and a mother finding out her military son was killed. They then had to answer questions about the adult-themed topics. Read some of the assignment below: Valerie opened up the letter from the military department. She felt the pit of her stomach drop to the bottom of the earth before she even opened it. She knew it was news about John. As she read the first line,

Reid Stands by Bundy Remarks: They’re
‘Domestic Violent Terrorist Wannabes’
Mediaite, by Josh Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/18/2014 8:27:29 PM     Post Reply
Senator Harry Reid came under fire for saying Thursday that supporters of Cliven Bundy are “domestic terrorists,” and in a TV appearance today he doubled down. He appeared on local Nevada program What’s Your Point? with Dean Heller, Nevada’s other senator, and stood by his remarks, calling Bundy’s supporters “domestic violent terrorist wannabes.” Reid said that Bundy “doesn’t believe that the American government is valid” and doesn’t follow the law, bringing up how hundreds of people showed up armed to defend Bundy to argue that they’re basically engaging in an act of domestic terrorism. “600 people came. Armed.

Report: Sebelius not
considering Senate race
USA Today, by Catalina Camia    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/18/2014 8:20:28 PM     Post Reply
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is not interested in running for the U.S. Senate in Kansas, the New York Times reported. A Sebelius spokeswoman told the newspaper in a story posted late Thursday that the secretary is "continuing her important work at H.H.S. and is not considering a run for the Senate." Earlier this week, the Times reported Sebelius, who recently tendered her resignation from the high-profile Cabinet job, was "considering entreaties from Democrats" to run against GOP Sen. Pat Roberts back home in Kansas. President Obama announced Sebelius´ resignation last week and said he would



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After presenting at the Academy Awards this year, Kim Novak didn’t want to leave her house. The Hitchcock screen siren, 81, was too humiliated to venture from her home near the Rogue River in Oregon. She read the cruel posts and Internet snark about her appearance, and it was just too much. “It got to me like it gets kids and teenagers,” she told the Associated Press. The “Vertigo” actress, considered one of the great beauties in her day, posted a note on her Facebook wall Thursday, acknowledging that she’d gotten fat injections in her face and addressing her halted

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Again Declares Debate ´Over´

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Townhall, by Guy Benson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/17/2014 8:56:28 PM     Post Reply
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Students Demand Acknowledgement of
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Breitbart´s Big Government, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 12:35:28 PM     Post Reply
A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee´s "dishonorable side." According to the Roanoke Times, "seven multiracial students, calling themselves ´The Committee,´" have also demanded the school "acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery." They want recognition of "Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus" and an end to "neo-Confederates" marching across campus "to the Lee Chapel on Lee-Jackson Day." The students say they will "engage in civil disobedience" if their demands are not met by September 1st. They added: "The

The Folly Of The Bundy Ranch Rebellion
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The Federalist, by Grace Olmstead    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 4:21:46 AM     Post Reply
It’s the stuff of Westerns: a showdown on the desert plains, the big bad government against an underdog farmer. Though the story has only grabbed national headlines in the past several days, rancher Cliven Bundy has illegally grazed cattle on the Nevada land surrounding his farm for over 20 years. He hasn’t paid grazing fees since 1993, and refuses to renew the necessary grazing permit.(Snip)Rather than using the avenues and pathways presented to him, Bundy has staunchly declared his own law and allegiances. Unfortunately, reality doesn’t work this way. If only it did—we could rebel for paying stupid taxes, refuse to

Michelle Obama Riverdances
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Breitbart Big Peace, by Tom Fitton    Original Article
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Pelosi assists in Holy Week
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San Francisco Chronicle, by Staff    Original Article
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To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
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Illinois Dems to offer $100 million in
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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/18/2014 9:15:50 AM     Post Reply
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PJ Media, by Stephen Kruiser    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/18/2014 4:33:53 AM     Post Reply
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New York Post, by Editorial    Original Article
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Remember when Lois Lerner, in answering a planted question at an American Bar Association conference, admitted the IRS had targeted conservative groups but tried to pass it off as the work of rogue agents — “our line people in Cincinnati”? Today we know there were indeed federal agents involved. But they weren’t rogue, and they weren’t confined to IRS workers in Cincinnati. Thanks to a Freedom of Information request by Judicial Watch, we now have an e-mail Lerner sent to colleagues noting the Department of Justice was looking into criminal prosecutions of these tax-exempt groups. We know something else, too. These investigations


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