A dead white woman has been found among Islamic terrorists killed by soldiers as they stormed the mall where 62 shoppers were slaughtered this weekend, Kenyan officials said. The claim, made by three sources to news agency Reuters, will fuel speculation that the dead woman is Samantha Lewthwaite, the widow of 7/7 bomber Jermaine Lindsay, who is wanted by Kenyan police on a string of terror charges. Police will also investigate the possibility that she is a hostage dressed in one of the terrorist´s clothes. Asked if it was Lewthwaite, dubbed the ´White Widow´, an intelligence officer said: ´We don´t know.´ Moments after
Re 1 great photo. Islam offers destruction, death and terror. It is not and never was a Religion of Peace. Islam is incompatible with Western traditions. We should unite with Putin to eradicate this scourge of mankind. He warned us about the Tsarnaevs - and our FBI and Homeland Security ignored him. Did they want the event to occur? Were they also Obamas sons and terrorism is another one of his assaults on America -just like Benghazi?
While Samantha Lewthwaite may well be there you can bet your boots that there are others higher up in that terrorist organization who really planned the attack at the mall and are much too smart to be anyplace around that area when the shooting started.
Harvard University Law School professor Charles Ogletree admitted that he hid controversial video footage featuring a college-age President Obama speaking at a campus rally in support of a radical professor. "I hid this during the 2008 campaign," Ogletree said in the video. "I don´t care if they find it now." The entire video was aired exclusively on Hannity by Breitbart.com editor-in-chief Joel Pollak and contributor Ben Shapiro. The unedited video shows Obama speaking at a 1991 rally for Professor Derrick Bell. Bell has been described as the Jeremiah Wright of academia. At one point in the video, Obama embraces Bell. It´s unclear why Ogletree felt
When ObamaCare is under attack, its defenders retreat to several well-worn claims. Among them is a provision that compels insurance companies to allow parents to keep their "children" ages of 21 to 26 on their family policies. Yet this part of the Affordable Care Act was not engineered in response to any noticeable interest group. Instead, political considerations are responsible for the provision—which is an unnecessary and a deceptive ripoff of the "young healthies." The first consideration is that young adults facing chronic unemployment—thanks to government policies that have retarded economic growth—commonly return to their parents´ home. Understanding that this is what
Edie Littlefield Sundby may not have thought she´d ignite a national debate when the stage-4 cancer survivor asked us to publish her Monday op-ed on losing her oncologist due to the Affordable Care Act. But she certainly has, and it´s important to understand why. Mrs. Sundby and millions like her must be denied their medical choices if ObamaCare is going to work as its liberal planners intend. Mrs. Sundby´s seven years of gallbladder cancer treatment have been underwritten by a policy known as preferred provider organization coverage, or a PPO, from UnitedHealthcare. She says she bought the product on the
Federal and state officials want more money to spend on roads and bridges, and some of them think they know how to get it. They want to tax us on every mile we drive. They´re calling for a "vehicle miles traveled" (VMT) tax because, darn it, cars and trucks are becoming more fuel-efficient. Drivers are getting more miles for each gallon of gasoline or diesel fuel they buy, which means fuel tax revenues have not been growing as much as government officials would like. Taxing us on each mile driven would get them more money. The intrusiveness of such a scheme, especially in
Elections: You´d think the era of the Guardian Angels, Fort Apache and rats on the West Side and bedbugs uptown would be the last things New Yorkers would want to revisit. But voting in lefty Bill de Blasio suggests otherwise. A socialist from way out in left field — a political pilgrim to the Sandinistas´ Nicaragua, the Soviet Union and Castro´s Cuba — isn´t typically the sort of candidate who wins the mayor´s office in New York. But apparently, the door was left open wide by voter discontent with the glossy, indifferent corporatism of predecessor Michael Bloomberg, whose idea of
The latest and greatest Obama scandal is the disastrous ObamaCare rollout, but it has something in common with all the others (besides Obama knew nothing). Some journalists are still brazenly trying to deny — against all evidence — that this scandal has any substance at all. The same people who freaked out over President Bush´s saying in a State of the Union speech that Saddam Hussein sought uranium in Africa now excuse Obama for saying everywhere, endlessly, "If you like your insurance plan, you will keep it. No one will be able to take that away from you." To them, that´s not
Bias: The You-Can-Keep-Your-Insurance line isn´t the only ObamaCare whopper the media never checked out. There´s also the tall tale about President Obama´s mother´s deathbed fight with her insurer. In several speeches, as well as debates, Barack Obama claimed a heartless insurance company denied his mother, Ann Dunham, health care coverage because of a pre-existing cancer. Her medical bills mounted while her health failed, he said. Though she died a bankrupt woman in 1995, her nightmare inspired him to keep fighting for health care reform. The heart-breaking anecdote was used to beat up insurers over denying pre-existing conditions and was key to selling
RUSH: I kid you not. Folks, this is from the Washington Post. You´re gonna think I´m making this up. From the Washington Post: "Latino Voters Say Health Care, Controversial Remark Spur Them to Turn Out for McAuliffe." Now, what was the "controversial remark" that he made? I´m gonna tell you. This is from the article in the Washington Post. Cuccinelli "was pilloried in a Democratic campaign commercial for a remark he made criticizing a DC law on pest control, which he claimed prevented the killing of rats. ´It is worse than our immigration policy,´ Cuccinelli said in a 2012 radio interview.
RUSH: Here´s Denise in Charlotte, North Carolina, as we head to the phones. It´s great to have you, Denise. Thanks for waiting. CALLER: Well, thank you, and congratulations on your book. RUSH: Thank you. Thank you very much. I appreciate it. I really do. CALLER: Well, getting back to the election in Virginia. I know we´ve analyzed and there´s a lot of different reasons why Cuccinelli lost, but I think the primary reason that really needs to be taken seriously is that he lost because of the War on Women. The women´s issues hit him hard. It was the same reason that Romney
RUSH: I am so happy I moved out of New York, folks. I cannot begin to tell you. This guy, what did he get, 73% of the vote or something? (interruption) Yeah, you can predict what´s gonna happen in New York. You can literally predict it. This guy is gonna go after the rich like they´ve never been gone after before. That´s gonna be the sole focus of what he does. They´re not paying their fair share. They´re gonna be paying taxes they don´t know they have. They´re gonna be giving up money that they didn´t know they had hidden away.
Suddenly, congressional Democrats are catching Hillary Clinton fever. It’s still three years until the next presidential election, but already her endorsements from party leaders are piling up. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) delivered a speech in Iowa over the weekend urging Clinton to run in 2016, and other Democrats are touting her potential candidacy. Democratic strategists say it makes sense for lawmakers to line up behind Clinton — even before she’s announced her candidacy — because she is virtually assured of winning the party’s nomination. “She’s the prohibitive front-runner. She’s in a stronger position than anyone seeking the nomination other than an incumbent president in
WASHINGTON -- The number of poor people in America is 3 million higher than the official count, encompassing 1 in 6 residents due to out-of-pocket medical costs and work-related expenses, according to a revised census measure released Wednesday. The new measure is aimed at providing a fuller picture of poverty, but does not replace the official government numbers. Put in place two years ago by the Obama administration, it generally is considered more reliable by social scientists because it factors in living expenses as well as the effects of government aid, such as food stamps and tax credits. Administration officials have declined
The Virginia governor’s race was supposed to prove how the Tea Party destroyed the GOP. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli was supposed to be too extreme and too much of a right-winger to be competitive. McAuliffe, who had a double-digit lead as late as two weeks ago, was coasting to victory on the strength of the national disgust over the government shutdown that hit Northern Virginia with its large number of federal employees hit. But once the shutdown ended and the country began to take notice of the ObamaCare rollout fiasco, the dynamic in Virginia changed. While liberal pundits will probably
How the heck did that happen? Most public polls leading up to Election Day had Democrat Terry McAuliffe coasting to victory, some by double digits, in the Virginia governor’s race. Instead he squeaked by, beating Republican Ken Cuccinelli by less than 3 percentage points. The much-closer-than-expected outcome blunts the narrative that this was a clean win for Democrats going into 2014 and guarantees an intense blame game among Republicans about what might have put Cuccinelli over the top.
It was, I think, the most brazenly mendacious claim an American president has told since Bill Clinton’s finger-wagging insistence that “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.” I have in mind Barack Obama’s statement, made earlier this week, in which he said this: “Now, if you have or had one of these plans before the Affordable Care Act came into law and you really liked that plan, what we said was you can keep it if it hasn’t changed since the law passed.” (Emphasis added.) That is not, in fact, what the president said. Not by a country
They said he was “unelectable.” The RNC put only $3 million into this race. Ken was outspent by a margin of something between 4:1 and 10:1, if you believe the Associated Press. The Democrats poured everything into trying to lie to voters and portray Cuccinelli as an extremist — and they barely pulled this one out. Would another $3 million have swung 50,000 votes? The Republicans, starting with Bill Bolling, who undercut Cuccinelli as unelectable have egg all over their faces. This was a winnable election. How did we give this away to Terry McAuliffe? Some serious soul-searching should be
Democrat Terry McAuliffe is projected to win the Virginia gubernatorial race, defeating Republican nominee Ken Cuccinelli in a surprisingly close victory. Fox News projected McAuliffe as the winner Tuesday night. The closely watched raced pitted a Tea Party-backed Republican and an establishment Democrat locked in an expensive, ideological battle whose outcome is expected to set a course for the 2014 and 2016 elections -- in large part forcing the GOP to consider whether a strong conservative candidate is the party’s best pick to win a national election. Cuccinelli, trailing late by single digits, tried unsuccessfully to use voter dissatisfaction with ObamaCare to stage
Yesterday’s exit polls from New Jersey won’t easily be forgotten. They will be cited and repeated endlessly by pundits and Governor Chris Christie’s supporters to bolster his case for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. Any Republican who can get 60 percent of the vote in a blue state is bound to become the subject of presidential speculation. But when a Republican who is pro-life and has fought a running battle with labor unions and Democrats over taxes and budgets does so, he parachutes into the first tier of any discussion of future candidates. That Christie did this while winning
Many insurance executives whose companies are offering plans on the federal exchanges are frustrated with the realities that the rollout of the Affordable Care Act have laid bare. They’re talking about it, yes, but prying a quote from them on the record is a different matter. Health care consultant Larry Thompson says that for them, speaking up would be “suicide.” “They are afraid to say anything because they don’t want HHS all over them,” he says. ”A lot of the carriers to Medicaid and Medicare work, they are afraid of retribution.” Last week, health care consultant Bob Laszewski told CNN
Voters elected Bill de Blasio New York’s 109th mayor Tuesday in one of the most sweeping victories in history — returning City Hall to Democratic control for the first time in 20 years. De Blasio, who at 6-foot-5 will become the city’s tallest leader ever, breezed in after waves of voters embraced his progressive vision and vows to move the city in a new direction. And according to the mayor-in-waiting, those changes could come right out of the gate. “We will have things to say tomorrow,” de Blasio said after casting a ballot with his family near their Park Slope,
A spelling mistake in the words ´not recommended´ on the Obamacare website led to the site going down, it was revealed today in internal notes from ´war room´ meetings of experts scrabbling to breathe life into the shambolic operation. The error limited the choices Obamacare shoppers were offered in October and often presented them with overpriced options. Ultimately, at least some of the website´s many outages were brought about by this simple typo, as technicians struggled to give the public an experience that mirrored President Obama´s promises. ´In states where the federal government helps run these marketplaces, the average American will have more
The polls are now closed in Virginia, and Fox News can report that Democrat Terry McAulliffe has a slight lead over Republican Ken Cuccinelli, although it is too early to call the race. McAuliffe is faring well among women voters and is also performing strongly in the Washington D.C. suburbs in Northern Virginia. Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis remains a distant third, although he is garnering a fair amount of votes from young people. As polls closed, so did the hard-fought Virginia gubernatorial race between an establishment Democrat and a Republican who warned that a vote for his rival was a
President Barack Obama heard an earful at the White House Wednesday from Senate Democrats running for re-election next year who are fuming about the Affordable Care Act’s rocky rollout.During a two-hour meeting that was not on the president’s public schedule, the president met with 15 Senate Democrats facing the voters next year, as well as Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Michael Bennet, D-Colo. Sen. Mark Begich of Alaska issued a release after the meeting torching the administration. “It is simply unacceptable for Alaskans to bear the brunt of the Administration’s mismanagement of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and
Liar! Pinocchio! Deceiver! With all the charges flying against President Obama in the on-going effort to stop ObamaCare it’s time for a reality check. Having failed to kill the Affordable Care Act in Congress by shutting down the government the opposition is currently taking delight in charging the president with lying to the public when he said anyone who likes their current healthcare plan will be able to keep it under the new law. It turns out that some people in the individual care market – about 5 percent of the overall insurance market -- are having their insurance policies