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Secret Service Must
Rely on Locals Abroad

Associated Press, by Alicia Caldwell & Julie Pace

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Posted By:MissMolly, 12/14/2013 4:15:21 AM

WASHINGTON -- In the hours before President Barack Obama arrived at a Johannesburg soccer stadium to honor Nelson Mandela, the White House staff was in the dark on key details. Where would the president and Michelle Obama sit? When was Obama supposed to speak? Who else would be on stage when he did? The result was an array of confusion and security risks that typically would not be tolerated by the Secret Service in the United States, underscoring how the agency is often at the mercy of foreign governments to make arrangements when the president travels overseas. While there were metal detectors

      


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Secret Service Must
Rely on Locals Abroad
Associated Press, by Alicia Caldwell & Julie Pace    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 12/14/2013 4:15:21 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON -- In the hours before President Barack Obama arrived at a Johannesburg soccer stadium to honor Nelson Mandela, the White House staff was in the dark on key details. Where would the president and Michelle Obama sit? When was Obama supposed to speak? Who else would be on stage when he did? The result was an array of confusion and security risks that typically would not be tolerated by the Secret Service in the United States, underscoring how the agency is often at the mercy of foreign governments to make arrangements when the president travels overseas. While there were metal detectors

   

 

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is ‘Richard III’ with Nukes
Daily Beast, by Gordon G. Chang    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 12/13/2013 3:57:45 PM     Post Reply
The executions and blood-letting in Pyongyang are only going to get worse as a dynastic purge threatens to destabilize the entire region. The North Korean state media has reported that Jang Song Thaek, once thought to be the No. 2 leader of the country, was executed. A special military tribunal had found him guilty of treasonous activities and other crimes. Never before has Pyongyang announced the execution of a member of the ruling Kim family. Jang, 67, was married to the aunt of the country’s leader, Kim Jong Un. Why did Kim have Jang killed? It may have been personal. Jang introduced

Marital Harmony in the White House
Commentary Magazine, by Naomi Decter    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 12/13/2013 3:54:31 PM     Post Reply
If we were the teensiest bit anxious about marital strife in the White House after President Obama yukked it up at Nelson Mandela’s funeral with Denmark’s very winsome Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt and took a rollicking “selfie” with her and British PM David Cameron, we can breathe a sigh of relief. The Washington Post reassures us that Mrs. Obama was not as peeved as she seemed to be in some of the photographs. As the Post’s Reliable Source reports, AFP photographer Roberto Schmidt (apparently no relation to Helle), who shot the now-famous pic of the cavorting and an apparently displeased

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My Head That Was Bugging Me´
Wall Street Journal, by Marc Myers    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 12/13/2013 9:51:12 AM     Post Reply
In late 1966, Keith Richards was hearing things. The Rolling Stones guitarist and songwriter had in mind a series of strong, bluesy chords and a melody line based on French police-car sirens. But he couldn´t quite reproduce the way he envisioned it sounding—dry and crisp, with a "garage" feel. Then he purchased an early Philips cassette tape recorder and, using an acoustic guitar, created the basis for what would become "Street Fighting Man." Recorded in March, April and May 1968 and released in the U.S. in August, the summer single from their album "Beggars Banquet," only managed to reach #48

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Posted By: MissMolly- 12/13/2013 6:13:04 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: MissMolly- 12/12/2013 5:22:09 AM     Post Reply
Ayo Kimathi, a.k.a. “the Irritated Genie," a.k.a. the black supremacist employee of the Department of Homeland Security´s U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency is "no longer an ICE employee," according to a statement from ICE´s Deputy Press Secretary Gillian Christensen. "His last day with the agency was December 6," she added. Christensen, citing privacy policies, declined to comment on whether Kimathi left voluntarily or not. Kimathi was placed on administrative leave after the Southern Poverty Law Center spotted the ICE employee´s extracurricular advocacy in August. His personal website calls for the mass murder of white people. Kimathi´s site, "War is

   

 

  


 
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Associated Press, by Frederic J. Frommer    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 12/12/2013 5:00:39 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by Rep. Charles Rangel that had sought to overturn the 2010 House censure of the New York congressman for financial wrongdoing. U.S. District Court Judge John D. Bates ruled Wednesday that Rangel´s demands implicate "insurmountable separation-of-powers barriers" to the court´s authority. Bates added that Rangel´s quarrel is with the House, and it must stay there. Rangel´s suit claimed that staff and members of the House Ethics Committee that conducted the probe against him willfully suppressed evidence of misconduct in how the investigation was conducted. The House censured Rangel for various financial actions, including failure

Interpreter for Mandela Event:
I Was Hallucinating
Associated Press, by Alan Clendenning & Ray Faure    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 12/12/2013 4:42:17 AM     Post Reply
The man accused of faking sign interpretation next to world leaders at Nelson Mandela´s memorial told a local newspaper that he was hallucinating and hearing voices. Thamsanqa Jantjie did not describe his qualifications for being a sign language interpreter, but told The Star he works for an interpreting company that paid him $85 for interpreting Tuesday´s event. He told Radio 702 Thursday he´s receiving treatment for schizophrenia and had an episode while on stage. Jantjie did not address allegations by sign language experts that he faked interpretation for the Mandela memorial attended by scores of world leaders and broadcast internationally. The Star quoted

Gridlock in the Senate,
Progress in the House
Associated Press, by Laurie Kellman    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 12/12/2013 4:39:13 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON -- A budget agreement between key Republicans and Democrats. Even President Barack Obama was on board. All without anyone threatening to repeal this or shut down that. Gridlock, however briefly, took an early holiday in the bitterly polarized, Republican-run House. But across the Capitol, the high-minded Senate remains in the grip of some of the worst partisan warfare in its history after majority Democrats curbed the Republicans´ power. A round-the-clock talkathon is the result, putting no one in the mood for cooperation. Majority Harry Reid threatened to shorten the Senate´s cherished Christmas vacation if need be. A Republican called his bluff. "What´s

We all speak like Valley girls now
NBC News, by Melissa Dahl    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 12/12/2013 4:28:44 AM     Post Reply
We are always asking questions, even when we´re not. A new study suggests that "uptalk," phrasing your statements with a rise in pitch at the end, isn´t just something young women do: it seems to be expanding to other demographics, including young men. In Southern California, anyway, young people tend to uptalk no matter their gender, ethnicity or socioeconomic status, suggests a small new study presented last week at the Acoustical Society of America’s annual meeting. “The use of uptalk is certainly more than just stereotypical ‘Valley Girl speak’ in Southern California. In fact, uptalk serves several purposes in the speech of

When Not to Take a Selfie
Daily Beast, by James Poulos    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 12/11/2013 6:40:04 AM     Post Reply
In the wake of the Obama selfie firestorm from Nelson Mandela’s memorial service, a commonsense guide to taking selfies. I’m old enough to remember when Selfies at a Funeral was a thing. It was a Tumblr, to be precise, so buzzworthy and relevant that by November 13, it was featured on Good Morning America. The site still exists, but on December 10, 2013, it took its own life: “Obama Has Taken A Funeral Selfie,” reads the final post, “So Our Work Here Is Done.” How did we get here? It wasn’t quite a selfie that POTUS snapped, and it wasn’t exactly a

   

 

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Festivus pole to go up in
Florida Capitol rotunda
Sun-Sentinel [Ft. Lauderdale, FL], by Jim Turner    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 12/10/2013 11:00:25 AM     Post Reply
TALLAHASSEE —A nearly 6-foot-tall "Festivus" pole made from empty beer cans will be put up in the Florida Capitol this week as a not-so-subtle protest to the recent placement of a Christmas nativity scene. The mock monument will be erected most likely on Wednesday in the same first-floor rotunda as a nativity scene depicting the birth of Jesus Christ put up last week by the Florida Prayer Network. "I still chuckle, I literally can´t believe there will be a pile of Pabst Blue Ribbon cans in the state rotunda," said Chaz Stevens, a Deerfield Beach resident who applied to the



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