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DNC sends email defending Obama
from impeachment possibility

Daily Caller, by Patrick Howley

Original Article

Posted By:Honeybadger, 12/29/2013 6:28:50 AM

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) sent out a paranoid email Saturday evening urging supporters to vote for Democrats so that Republicans can’t impeach President Obama.The email, subject line “Impeachment,” was sent to Obama for America supporters, imploring them to contribute to the DNC’s 2014 efforts. “What do these people all have in common?,” the email asked, featuring quotes from Republican Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma, Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, Rep. Kerry Bentivolio of Michigan, and Rep. Blake Farenthold of Texas discussing the possibility of impeaching Obama for one of his numerous instances of presidential misconduct. The DNC email discussed

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Keekng, 12/29/2013 6:37:04 AM     (No. 9671446)

The paranoid DNC need not worry. Zippy is a lame duck and tired. No need to add Joe to the mix we are better off waiting until 2016 and then mopping up the slime.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 12/29/2013 6:47:19 AM     (No. 9671450)

A Republican Senate, gutless during the Klintoon impeachment, shows how empty a "threat" this is.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: planetgeo, 12/29/2013 7:25:07 AM     (No. 9671459)

Actually the threat is very real. People generally conflate the process of "impeachment" (which is conducted solely by the House of Representatives) with the subsequent process of "removal from office" (which is conducted solely by the Senate). So Clinton was indeed impeached, but he was not removed from office. So too, it is quite possible for Obama to be impeached but not removed from office.

In my opinion, Obama´s transgressions (usurpation of the powers of Congress, failure to enforce laws and thus violate his oath of office, failure to defend the country from the threat posed by a nuclear Iran, etc ) exceed those of Clinton, and certainly rise to the level of "high crimes" as envisioned by our founders. If any President ever deserved to be impeached for assuming dictatorial power, it´s Obama. There would indeed be value to proceeding with impeachment (regardless of whether he is subsequently removed from office) to send a message that such excesses will not be tolerated in any future President.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rinktum, 12/29/2013 7:53:57 AM     (No. 9671476)

The democrats see that they have pushed the country as far left as they can now. The last arrow they have left in their quiver is to make Obama a victim. The Republicans don´t have the will to draw up Articles of Impeachment and what difference, at this point, would it make? What is more important than impeachment is not allowing the democrats to rewrite the history of the Obama administration. They have him pegged for Mt. Rushmore status, he needs to be exposed for who he is and what he has done to this country. Denying the democrats Obama´s deification should be paramount.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: pineledger, 12/29/2013 7:55:14 AM     (No. 9671477)

Impeachment is precisely the reason Republicans need to get their act together. As the poll numbers continue to drop, that possibility looms every larger.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: congaree53, 12/29/2013 7:59:47 AM     (No. 9671483)

Poll numbers are not dropping anymore, but going up a little. See realclearpolitics.COM
polling average.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 12/29/2013 7:59:51 AM     (No. 9671484)

The presential oath of office: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

´´...and will to the best of my Ability...´´

Dear Leaders ´Get Out of Jail Free´ card. The clown was a ´Community Organizer´ for crying out loud. WHAT ability? The WORST president this country will EVER experience.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 12/29/2013 8:03:33 AM     (No. 9671487)

Yikes! ´´presential´´ is of course, presidential. More coffee.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 12/29/2013 8:04:27 AM     (No. 9671488)

#3 is correct but........

There remains the "Tar Baby" problem.

The presstitutes will wail and moan that the evil Republicans are racially motivated.

Remember what happened when Zippy´s people produced a poorly photoshopped bad forgery of a birth certificate ?

Did we win the argument based on the obvious facts ?

No, we did not.

We may get the votes in the house but in so doing we may strengthen Zippy´s hand as a victim who´s presidency was sabotaged by racist Republicans.

Doesn´t matter that it´s not true.



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Reply 10 - Posted by: 4freedom, 12/29/2013 8:05:47 AM     (No. 9671490)

Interesting that if Barry did get impeached that would make two presidents in recent history to have done so. Note that both are radical progressive Saul Alinsky loving Democrat Marxists. See a pattern here?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: mitzi, 12/29/2013 8:09:24 AM     (No. 9671492)

I guess the DNC realizes there are some serious impeachable matters hanging out there and Obama needs cover (a Congress that has his back) while he continues his lawlessness ... otherwise, why would they bother.





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Reply 12 - Posted by: EnsignOToole, 12/29/2013 8:23:53 AM     (No. 9671506)

#3 is correct and I think the Founders would agree especially with this part:
"There would indeed be value to proceeding with impeachment (regardless of whether he is subsequently removed from office) to send a message that such excesses will not be tolerated in any future President."

I really believe we have to begin now building the future. That really is what the Founders did for us. The slow erosion over the last 100 years is now on an out-of-control freight train. If we don´t get a highly qualified train conductor/engineer, this USA train is going to jump the tracks at the next bend. If we make it around that very severe curve in the next 3 years, maybe we can make it through the tunnel ahead and then emerge into the light.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: kayjaymac, 12/29/2013 8:25:45 AM     (No. 9671508)

I´d rather see him resign in disgrace.

A more likely scenario, probably.

Which means it will never happen.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Udanja99, 12/29/2013 8:27:21 AM     (No. 9671510)

Oh, please. A Republican congress that has caved on just about everything zippy and Reid have thrown at them are NEVER going to impeach the first (white, Arab) black president.

As the saying goes...he could murder and then rape a five year old boy live on CNN and he would skate. Heck, NAMBLA, GLAAD and the NAALCP would provide his lawyers.

The only corse of action is to win back the senate, keep the house and force the Republicans to shut him down for the next 3 years.

BTW, his approval numbers may have made a slight tick upward, but that will probably change on January 1 when those few idiots who managed to sign up for nobamacare find out that they don´t actually have coverage. ( When I typed "nobamacare" into my iPad, it auto-corrected it to "nova macabre" - how fitting )

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Mildred, 12/29/2013 8:53:01 AM     (No. 9671526)

Right on #3. What bothers me most about people making comments about impeachment is ´don´t try--it will never happen.´ How do you know if you don´t try. (Ever say that to your kids?) And, yes, impeachment would be a great end note to this presidency even if he remains in office. He can get nothing done while actually spending time defending himself. Why be so afraid of one man. It´s obvious the democrats are really afraid of the American people. So go for it.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: pinger, 12/29/2013 9:05:58 AM     (No. 9671543)

I have little interest in having Obama impeached...not that it´s not fully warranted. But that would simple fill the news cycle every day for years and take everyone´s attention away from all the other issues that have been crippling our country for the past five years. My preference for squelching his power-grab would be to neuter him with a Republican House and Senate then continually challenge his executive overreach in the courts.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: LtE126, 12/29/2013 9:11:48 AM     (No. 9671547)

The rino party don´t have the nads to every think about it.

He´s half black. There´s no way in hell a country with a slave past is going to I´mpeach it´s first black ---------. I can´t even associate the word with him.



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Reply 18 - Posted by: strike3, 12/29/2013 9:13:03 AM     (No. 9671550)

By defending Obama from the possibility, the democrats are admitting that he deserves it. They are terrified of the Republicans finally growing a backbone. There is no other president in history more deserving of impeachment. Nixon lied about political party shenanigans. He could have apologized and moved on. Clinton was impeached over lying about sexual shenanigans. He too could have dodged the bullet if he had been honest from the beginning. Neither act was that big of a deal.

Barack Obama lies to the American people on a daily basis about far more serious matters. He has broken Constitutional Law. He has stolen billions from the U.S. Treasury. He has supplied weapons and material aid to terrorists. He allowed citizens and diplomatic personnel to be killed by his shear incompetence. He closed down an entire natural gas and oil field in the Gulf of Mexico and allowed foreign countries to take it over. He wrecked the best health care system in the world. He severely wounded our economy and put many formerly working people out on the street for nothing more than political idealism. He has demonstrated time after time that he despises the U.S. Military and its many veterans.

Impeach the corrupt, anti-American, incompetent psycho now!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Joe Btfsplk, 12/29/2013 9:24:46 AM     (No. 9671561)

I saw Debbie the other day... she was handing out tin-foil hats at K-Mart.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Coy860, 12/29/2013 9:25:17 AM     (No. 9671562)

Let´s just leave things alone for now. Obama has created an excellent tutorial on how to USE executive Orders, and pick and choose which laws to follow and shut out the opposition party.
What´s good for the goose...We are going to have to jump start America after Obama´s ruination...need a Conservative President who hits the ground running and uses all tools at his disposal to reverse the damage.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 12/29/2013 9:45:52 AM     (No. 9671586)

Two ways to look at this: The Dems truly fear this, or they are being extremely creative. It is probably the latter, and their plant life followers will go for it. If the whole concept gives Obama the shivers, twill bring joy to my heart.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: gone2pot, 12/29/2013 9:50:31 AM     (No. 9671594)

This is an insult to spines.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Freeloader, 12/29/2013 9:52:37 AM     (No. 9671599)

Q: What is the definition of O-B-A-M-A-C-I-D-E?

A: "The act of electing an official that causes the social, moral, political and economic decline or collapse of the society that elected him."

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Reply 24 - Posted by: chicodon, 12/29/2013 10:01:47 AM     (No. 9671609)

It just proves to me that today´s Democrat party IS Obama. They agree with all his transgressions. The entire Democrat party is no more than a leftist cabal.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Arby, 12/29/2013 10:09:59 AM     (No. 9671620)

They wouldn´t be wee-weeing all over themselves if they didn´t believe that impeachment was an actual possibility. I don´t want him impeached; I want him prevented from doing any further damage. His continual churning and incompetence send a powerful message concerning the left to the lo-fo´s and the independents. And, yes, now to the women, who see their families´ insurance going down the tubes.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: lillehuset, 12/29/2013 10:14:04 AM     (No. 9671630)

A few facts.......Clinton was impeached for obstruction of justice and perjury.......Clinton was the 2nd president to be impeached by the House .........Andrew Johnson was the first in 1868......Obama would be the 3rd if voted by the House...

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Reply 27 - Posted by: chance_232, 12/29/2013 10:19:00 AM     (No. 9671635)

Impeachment is not or should not be about political parties or political positions. Impeachment is about removing a president for high crimes and misdemeanors. (whatever that means). Unless and until someone can make a convincing argument that "Obama", and not someone in his regime, committed a crime or crimes sufficient to convince and incite the majority of the population, any talk of impeachment is pointless.

The takeaway from this article is that Democrats are pleading with their base to vote for them to prevent impeachment. The democrats don´t offer a defense, they just offer blind partisan loyalty. Obama could fiddle while Washington burns at the hands of Organizing for America, and the democrats promise to stick their fingers in their ears while repeating lalalalalalalalalalalala.


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Reply 28 - Posted by: kanphil, 12/29/2013 10:40:33 AM     (No. 9671665)

Save your money, dems. As long as Boner is speaker, Jugears is as safe as a baby in its mother´s arms.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: catfur27, 12/29/2013 10:50:06 AM     (No. 9671670)

No chance for impeachment...that would clearly "be racist"...and king zippy would have his mindless minions rioting in the streets to save himself

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Reply 30 - Posted by: tobias, 12/29/2013 10:57:29 AM     (No. 9671674)

I have two very liberal senators in my state. I am going to tell them that if they don´t impeach Obama, not only will I vote them out of office but that I will also petition to recall them. It is the democrats responsible for this mess. Hold their feet to the fire. Encourage your democrat friends that they also need fresh blood in their party. If you read comments below posted article you will find a partial list of very good arguments of why Obama has to go.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 12/29/2013 11:01:44 AM     (No. 9671683)

In my lifetime I have only witnessed impeachment proceedings once. Bill Clinton was the subject of that impeachment.
I remember the great patriotic and moving speech by Henry Hyde, whom I admired as a politician, on the floor. With that speech I knew Clinton was finished. What happened next, the Senate Republicans along with the democrat communist stabbed him in the back.
Forget about impeaching the ´first black failed experiment´. Obama will get his eight years but you wonder how much more destruction of this once great nation can he do and debt he can spend us into.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: RancherJack, 12/29/2013 11:10:46 AM     (No. 9671692)

Article II SEc. 4, United States Constitution

The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.

The impostor Barry Soetoro qualifies on all counts.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: earlybird, 12/29/2013 11:11:42 AM     (No. 9671693)

Smell the fear?

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Reply 34 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 12/29/2013 11:13:56 AM     (No. 9671697)

What #3 said.

And the DNC knows he´s right.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: owl, 12/29/2013 11:53:51 AM     (No. 9671737)

As a writer so poignantly pointed out today, if only the GOP had the ba**s.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Butch59, 12/29/2013 11:56:45 AM     (No. 9671743)

I fully agree with #3 one this. And of course, the dims in the Senate would never vote to remove him and the NAALCP would scream loud and long about the "racist" Republicans, BUT, the impeachment process in itself would provide, IMHO, valuable information to the American public. First of all, it would be televised on every major network, and as such, the public would be educated as to the many things that Obozo has done. Secondly, it would expose the dims for what they really are, especially if there is one or two Republicans on the Judiciary Committee that would forward during the hearings. And it would show America just who and what Dingy Harry really is and what his agenda really is. In fact it would show America just what the dim agenda really is. And it isn´t to "help" anyone in the country except their own and their cronies. I think it should be done. The sooner the better.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: peterfleming, 12/29/2013 12:12:03 PM     (No. 9671752)

Two great benefits of bring impeachment whether not he is removed from office: it leaves a permanent stain on the name of this betraying person; and it is one action that even republican RINOS cannot refuse to join.
Even the Boehner Cantor McCain Rubio Ryan McConnel RINO socialists will have to get on the bandwagon and unite for Barry´s deserved
disgrace.
After all, puppet Barry and his Jaret Soros Podesta criminal underworld mob, ARE trying to collapse this great country of ours. They all deserve the stain of impeachment.
The DNC even mentioning this hot subject, SHOWS how desperate they are !

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Reply 38 - Posted by: dragonlearner, 12/29/2013 12:49:33 PM     (No. 9671788)

Republicans are not going to vote for impeachment unless they know they can remove Obama from office.

That won´t happen until and unless Republicans get a majority in the Senate.

Democrats know that impeachment is a real possibility if the Republicans win the Senate in 2014 and given the fact that Obama has committed multiple unconstitutional acts.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 12/29/2013 1:45:56 PM     (No. 9671826)

If we can´t impeach this imposter from Kenya by way of Malaysia, can we at least require him and Joe to wear mandatory CLOWN SUITS with horns any time they appear in public?

The dumbasses who elected him might just get the message, hopefully....what a wonderful country we´d be without lefties, eh? One can only dream, yes, I too, have a dream!

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Reply 40 - Posted by: mabel normand, 12/29/2013 2:11:49 PM     (No. 9671852)

I must have gotten the Special Bay Area version of this email. Mine says, "...We can put an to this asinine behavior and give President Obama a Congress he can work with." Yipe.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: planetgeo, 12/29/2013 2:26:19 PM     (No. 9671875)

I rarely make a follow-up comment to my original comment, but I feel that one is very pertinent in this case.

The question is: should the House proceed with an impeachment process even though it is a certainty that the Senate will not vote to remove Obama from office? The answer is YES.

Why? The genius of the American system of government is that it was designed to control the power of the President by controlling both his policies and his spending powers through Congress, as well as through the interpretation of his adherence to the Constitution through the Supreme Court. Until Obama, these "balance of power" institutions (Congress and the Supreme Court) served their design intent pretty well. America maintained relative stability even as the Presidency changed hands between Democrat and Republican office folders.

That stability has ended. By openly flouting the historic role of Congress and stacking the Supreme Court with rubber stamp ideologues (Ginzburg, Sotomayor, Kagan specifically), Obama has unequivocally assumed dictatorial powers. This very fact MUST be addressed...now.

The argument that a future conservative President can take advantage of this type of power only supports and reinforces my argument. Lurching from left to right on an ongoing basis is in itself a clear and present danger to the stability and indeed the survival of the country.

This cannot be ignored. The abuse of executive power must be definitively curbed now. The House must move to impeach Barack Obama as a sign to all future Presidents of the constitutional limits to their power.


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Reply 42 - Posted by: steph_gray, 12/29/2013 4:17:10 PM     (No. 9671969)

#3 is entirely correct. There is absolutely no down side to We The People pushing for impeachment as hard as we can, as soon as we can, and as often as we can.

Worst case: House won´t do it. At least all reps will have been put on notice. Scare them.
Second worst: House does vote but it loses. All the votes against are put on notice. And see what #36 said about educating LoFo´s.
Getting better: House passes but Senate doesn´t. We the people are encouraged - vote in better reps and try again after 2014, when...
Best case: Both pass it and he´s gone. Yes I know this is unlikely. But not impossible.

There is NO down side to any of this. I don´t buy the "media will yell" argument. Let them. They are losing credibility daily.

And #6, as for polls, just wait until Jan 1 when people can´t get health care OR light bulbs. 2013 was just a warmup.


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Reply 43 - Posted by: Pepper Tree, 12/29/2013 5:34:21 PM     (No. 9672036)

If I were a thinking democrat, (I know, or a little green Martian) I´d ask myself if there was good reason to impeach Barry.

If I was an easily manipulated college kid whose parents just got slapped with a $5k deductible, tripled insurance premiums and lost their longtime doctor after years of contrary promises from The Won, I might put a sticker on my Prius demanding impeachment myself.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Chief1942, 12/29/2013 5:40:13 PM     (No. 9672041)

Whoa! Ms.Wasserman certainly has her panties in a bunch. Certainly she knows what millions of Americans know, that the GOP simply does not have the cajonies to attempt an impeachment. Looking forward to 2014 and 2016. If it can´t be turned around in those two elections then pack it in, America as it was constituted is lost.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: toodles3956, 12/29/2013 6:01:47 PM     (No. 9672061)

It may not be such a bad idea thinking the Senate Dems would vote to impeach. Don´t forget they all will be running again and need votes.

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fundraising for Obamcare
Washington Examiner, by Susan Grabtree    Original Article
Posted By: HoneyBadger- 2/17/2014 10:03:04 AM     Post Reply
First in a series of stories on the Obama administration´s outside fundraising efforts to promote Obamacare enrollment.Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and other department staff may be continuing to solicit private donations to help an outside group promote the president´s health care law as the administration works to boost enrollment figures after a troubled fall rollout. News last May that Sebelius had asked business executives and nonprofit groups to donate to Enroll America, a nonprofit organization formed to help encourage millions of Americans to sign up for the new Obamacare insurance exchanges, provoked an uproar among Republicans on Capitol

Backlash builds against CNN for
interviewing George Zimmerman
Fox News, by Howard Kurtz    Original Article
Posted By: HoneyBadger- 2/17/2014 7:57:54 AM     Post Reply
George Zimmerman is stepping back into the media spotlight — and that is generating sparks of controversy.It’s understandable that plenty of people never want to see his face again. He is the man who killed Trayvon Martin, and while he was acquitted of murder in their fatal street encounter, the fact remains that an unarmed black teenager is dead. Since the Florida trial that became a media sensation, Zimmerman has had several run-ins with law enforcement. After his wife left him, his 27-year-old girlfriend called police and said he had aimed a shotgun at her, and authorities arrested him and temporarily confiscated a shotgun, assault-style rifle and three handguns.

Woody Allen heckled at ‘After Midnight’
New York Post, by Page Six Staff    Original Article
Posted By: HoneyBadger- 2/17/2014 7:46:06 AM     Post Reply
Woody Allen is continuing to put on a brave face following abuse allegations from his adopted daughter — even attending a Broadway musical where one audience member brazenly yelled, “I think he did it!” Allen, wife Soon-Yi and their two daughters Bechet and Manzie attended the “After Midnight,” matinee starring k.d. lang at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on Saturday. The moment the show ended and the crowd stood for the ovation, the famously shy director, who is nominated for Best Original Screenplay for “Blue Jasmine,” and his family made a beeline for the door. But he didn’t go unnoticed by

Ethiopian plane hijacked
to Geneva by co-pilot
Associated Press, by John Heilprin    Original Article
Posted By: HoneyBadger- 2/17/2014 7:09:09 AM     Post Reply
GENEVA — An Ethiopian Airlines co-pilot hijacked a plane bound for Rome on Monday and flew it to Geneva, where he wanted to seek asylum, officials said. The Boeing 767-300 plane with 202 passengers and crew aboard had taken off from the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, and landed in the Swiss city at about 6 a.m. (0500 GMT). Officials said no one on the flight was injured.Geneva airport chief executive Robert Deillon told reporters that the co-pilot, an Ethiopian man born in 1983, took control of the plane when the pilot ventured outside the cockpit. “The pilot went to the

ObamaCare—a huge mess
that we’re stuck with
New York Post, by Linda Chavez    Original Article
Posted By: HoneyBadger- 2/15/2014 7:54:32 AM     Post Reply
It should come as no surprise to anyone that the White House has chosen — for the 13th time in a year — to make changes to the Affordable Care Act delaying its full implementation. The law is a mess — passed by Democrats, most of whom hadn’t bothered to read the legislation, without a single Republican vote. Nonetheless, the latest changes announced this week should embarrass even the most sycophantic ObamaCare enthusiast. The act was sold on the promise that the estimated 40 million Americans who were without health insurance would finally be covered. The law forces employers with 50



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The Hill [Washington, DC], by Mario Trujillo    Original Article
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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
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Fraud runs rampant in Census Bureau
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New York Post, by John Crudele    Original Article
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Daily Mail (UK), by Ellie Zolfagharifard    Original Article
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Global sea levels have risen by 8 inches (20cm) since 1880 and scientists predict they could rise up to 3ft (98cm) by 2100. But despite the UN’s recent threats of war, famine and extreme weather, such a dramatically different world caused by sea level rise can be hard to imagine. To help picture the future, Martin Vargic, an amateur graphic designer from Slovakia, has created a map depicting the planet with sea levels around 260ft (79m) higher than they are today. He imagines what Earth would look like if the ice sheets surrounding the North and South poles melted, releasing

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Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones    Original Article
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Investors Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
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38 Republican lawmakers put aside differences
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Washington Times, by Dave Boyer    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/22/2014 5:20:31 AM     Post Reply
Thirty-eight Republican lawmakers, including such unlikely bedfellows as John McCain of Arizona and Ted Cruz of Texas, have joined to support a lawsuit challenging the legality of the Affordable Care Act and accusing the president of repeatedly ignoring the law he signed for political reasons. The lawmakers have signed onto a legal brief in support of a lawsuit filed by Sen. Ron Johnson, the Wisconsin Republican who is asking a federal court to overturn Obamacare’s special treatment for members of Congress and their staffs. “The unlawful executive action at issue in this case is not an isolated incident,” the brief

A rancher´s armed battle against the US
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Guardian [UK], by Kieran Suckling    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/21/2014 8:10:33 AM     Post Reply
Perhaps the most remarkable feature of American democracy is the magnificent estate of public land that it reserved from the very beginning for the use of all citizens, rich or poor. There is nothing like it in the democracies of Europe, which came into being with nations already carved up into private fiefdoms. The Great Idea that hundreds of millions of acres of forests, deserts, rivers and prairies should be owned by, and managed for, the public interest has had a profound and lasting influence on American culture. But not everyone has accepted it. Cliven Bundy’s armed standoff with the National Park


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