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Melissa Harris-Perry Breaks
Down On Air While Addressing
Kieran Romney Controversy

Mediaite, by Tommy Christopher

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Posted By:JoniTx, 1/4/2014 11:13:34 AM

A perfect storm of slow news and cultural provocation elevated Melissa Harris-Perry‘s New Year’s weekend segment, which used Kieran Romney‘s appearance in a Romney family photo as a setup for jokes about diversity, into a full-blown media conflagration. That firestorm has now roiled into a second weekend. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA) is expected to address the controversy tomorrow on Fox News Sunday, and Melissa Harris Perry addressed it on air for the first time on the Saturday morning edition of the Melissa Harris Perry show. (Snip) All involved issued a raft of online apologies of varying scope and

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: leviteprez, 1/4/2014 11:26:00 AM     (No. 9679262)

While I think her apology is genuine, she works for a network that wrote the book on sleazy greasy opinion based reporting. Than in and of itself makes me wonder if its a ratings ploy.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 1/4/2014 11:29:42 AM     (No. 9679263)

Sorry don´t buy the crocodile tears "save my show", she deserves the boot just like bashir, Baldwin, olberman and The rest

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 1/4/2014 11:30:44 AM     (No. 9679264)

All of this could have been avoided had she, like all Leftists, been obsessed with the color of someone´s skin - in other words, had she not been a racist.

Leftists are the racists. Smiley-faced racism is still racism. Leftists are the ones they are against, the people who deal in stereotypes, bias, prejudice and assumptions about individuals based upon skin color.

We have to admit that many of the Left´s professed values are worthy ones, e.g. to deplore racism, intolerance and hate. The trouble is that it is the Left that is the home of these and other negative attitudes that they insist upon falsely attributing to the rest of us.

There seems to be something wrong with the Left´s mirror that prevents believers from seeing themselves as they really are and as the rest of us see them.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 1/4/2014 11:31:55 AM     (No. 9679266)

"been obsessed" = "not been obsessed."

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Reply 5 - Posted by: lillehuset, 1/4/2014 11:32:11 AM     (No. 9679268)

I will tell you what really bothers me.......no one on that panel thought to say......hey wait a minute I don;t think this is appropriate and I don´t think we should go there.....so let´s stop this now !

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lydwho, 1/4/2014 11:32:38 AM     (No. 9679269)

Where did this ugly, squirrely faced, ignorant uneducated broad come from???

Where did she get that ugly hair do and why would anyone hire her to represent them on TV??

Why has she got 2 last names, is she so insecure in her marriage???

There, you ugly bi**h, how do you like being insulted???

Art

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 1/4/2014 11:43:38 AM     (No. 9679280)

Liberal tears are delicious... yum.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 1/4/2014 11:49:33 AM     (No. 9679290)

One of these "liberals" is just like all the others.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: De Vere, 1/4/2014 11:49:55 AM     (No. 9679291)

MHP mocked Romney´s family because she is a racist and full of hate.

And so are those that are on her panel and produce her show.

For it to occur to her to ridicule a family portrait because one member has different skin color means that she is very deeply disturbed, and should seek professional help.




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Reply 10 - Posted by: Bazi, 1/4/2014 11:52:04 AM     (No. 9679296)

The problem is that´s how liberals think. Did a director, producer or co-worker tell her not to go there? No. They were all in lock step agreement:make fun of Romney and their adopted black grandchild. They must have laughed themselves silly in the green room.
I don´t buy her apology either…because she doesn´t get it.


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Reply 11 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 1/4/2014 11:52:23 AM     (No. 9679297)

As all leftists, she apologizes for exposing herself as the racist she is, and asks that you forget what she said.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Keekng, 1/4/2014 11:52:31 AM     (No. 9679298)

Don´;t buy the tears, she is just trying to save her a...er, ah, I mean, her job.
In my career I had many women working for me, the really underhanded ones could flood an office with tears just like turning on a spigot.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: jj1319, 1/4/2014 11:58:27 AM     (No. 9679308)

Are those IUDs hanging from her ears?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 1/4/2014 11:59:18 AM     (No. 9679310)

As we used to say, she can dish it out but she can´t take it.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: dpizzaman, 1/4/2014 12:00:00 PM     (No. 9679312)

She who comes from a bi-racial family. Black dad,white Mom.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: eoddad, 1/4/2014 12:05:25 PM     (No. 9679319)

What kind of Corporate Executives are running this despicable network? Lets expose them and hound them in their homes and neighborhoods like the left does to Conservatives. "Just kidding" that would just make the downward spiral we find ourselves in worse, and bring us to the level of the radical racist left.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: nimby, 1/4/2014 12:07:25 PM     (No. 9679322)

"Cry me a river" gives a new meaning

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Reply 18 - Posted by: No Representation in CA, 1/4/2014 12:10:46 PM     (No. 9679326)

The studio reeks of onions.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 1/4/2014 12:13:47 PM     (No. 9679332)

Not buying the remorse for a nano second. The only reason she´s crying is because she has been caught.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: spahrkl, 1/4/2014 12:15:26 PM     (No. 9679334)

I have noticed for some time now, years actually, that Democrats, Liberals, Progressives do as they bloody well please, and then come the apologies.

Their brains don´t seem to operate with any thought as to the outcome of their vicious comments. Their motto: attack, if it fails then do the mea Copa. Tears, hand rubbing, looking down, sucking in ones lips, like Obama does, and this is suppose to create the emotional measure of sincere regret.

No Sale. It has been over worked!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 1/4/2014 12:19:54 PM     (No. 9679341)

I accept it as sincere. Why don´t we be the grown-ups (as usual) and move on.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: stjohnswood, 1/4/2014 12:20:15 PM     (No. 9679342)

Oh, wow. I wonder what she used for a´ cry trigger´. And how many time she rehearsed that bit during the week.
That is THE lamest, phoniest ´´cry´´ attempt for purposes of garnering sympathy that I´ve seen in recent memory. She was laughing up her sleeve the whole time. And you can bet she had a good laugh when it went to commercial.
What a repulsive _itch.
Exactly, #5!!! ´´..adults who enter into public life..´´ .... should know how/want to behave like ´´adults´´, and be capable of thinking like ´´adults´´.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: chatham, 1/4/2014 12:23:30 PM     (No. 9679349)

Ya´ just can´t fix STUPID.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Smart11344, 1/4/2014 12:25:29 PM     (No. 9679352)

The studio doesn´t reek of onions. It reeks of an old out house on a hot summer day. Now, make her REALLY cry. FIRE HER.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Freeloader, 1/4/2014 12:31:17 PM     (No. 9679366)

"Well I never felt more like cryin´ all night...´Cause every thing´s wrong and nothin´ ain´t right...The moon and stars no long shine...The dream is gone I thought was mine..."

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Reply 26 - Posted by: killerbee, 1/4/2014 12:32:38 PM     (No. 9679369)

Showing the picture and asking them to caption it was not off the top of her head. Their first instinct was to be rude and disgusting. Suddenly they´re saying they didn´t mean it, but they sure did. Especially MHP who prompted the "captioning" in a preplanned segment. The others were likely not aware this was going to happen, so it just shows their instincts are to go to racism and cruelty, but MHP knew in advance and that shows this is her to her bones.

She´s only crying because she got called out.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: jasmine, 1/4/2014 12:38:02 PM     (No. 9679381)

Finally! The cat is finally out of the bag.

The liberal media rule is that only liberal white celebrities are allowed to adopt black children without having their motives questioned.

Where do the Romneys get off releasing a family portrait that includes a BLACK child?

Last I heard, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were admired for their desire to have a large, racially diverse family. How could Harris-Perry, a professor specializing in race and gender, mock a decision that carries multiple benefits for the families and children involved, and for our society in general?

Liberals might want to spend some time asking themselves what bothers them so much about the Romney adoption. In what way does a conservative white family adopting a black child threaten them, or anyone else? How can liberals feel anything but happy for all concerned?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 1/4/2014 12:39:21 PM     (No. 9679386)

OK, gonna join #21 in going against the flow. If it´s not a sincere apology, it is a bloody good imitation of one, notable for the absence of the usual "if I may have offended someone, I´m sorry you were offended" garbage. I think Mitt and family will accept it, not because they are wimps, but because they are ladies and gentlemen. Robert E Lee was a gentlemen too, but he was no wimp.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 1/4/2014 12:47:12 PM     (No. 9679394)

There are few things that cannot be undone..and one of them is to take back words you wish you hadn´t said. Words spoken out loud are forever. Apologies can soften the effect but never erase them.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: JDP, 1/4/2014 12:55:27 PM     (No. 9679405)

She had a panel of liberal comedians, and their target was a Republican, Mitt Romney. Her intent was to trash Romney just like the liberal press always does. Her intent was NOT to celebrate the Romney family. How stupid does she think we are? What a liar!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: happy conservative, 1/4/2014 12:55:53 PM     (No. 9679407)

Madonna, branjolina, Sandra Bullock.

Tears are fake. Apology extorted. Her original attitude tells her mindset. Loving, interracial families are only allowed on the Left.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Newtsche, 1/4/2014 12:56:42 PM     (No. 9679409)

Remember her apology the next time she steps in it.

Martin Bashir´s apology was very good, can we conclude that he and MHP are both plenty smart? OK, then there´s something else very ugly at work with these people. We can clearly see, why can´t they? Do you think they´ll learn from their mistakes? Me neither.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: uno, 1/4/2014 1:04:50 PM     (No. 9679414)

File this one under: "Defusing Sunday"

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Cog, 1/4/2014 1:17:45 PM     (No. 9679430)

She spewed out her own hatred, was joined by her panel in group-spew, and now she thinks a few words changes that?

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Reply 35 - Posted by: veritas4ever, 1/4/2014 1:23:06 PM     (No. 9679436)

This woman is the product of a mixed race family which makes her a mulatto (dictionary definition) ,like Obama, not black. She must makes a decent salary as a TV talk show hostess, and is a professor at Tulane. The salaries from both jobs certainly place her in the 1%, which means she has the means to adopt some poor , underprivileged black child and give the child an opportunity for a better life than living as an orphan and later in a foster family. Give that child a chance to become successful as the Romney´s have and their grandchild will be. Why don´t these wealthy black individuals adopt more black children? Because they are all almost full of BS, living under the liberal mantra of DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO.
Congratulations to Mitt Romney´s son for doing what black-Americans don´t do: adopt a black child.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/4/2014 1:32:23 PM     (No. 9679446)

#21, I can´t accept it as sincere because I´ve seen this far too many times already.
Fool me once, etc.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Doctor P, 1/4/2014 1:32:58 PM     (No. 9679448)

The network failed by not firing her IMMEDIATELY

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Reply 38 - Posted by: MEMcL, 1/4/2014 1:35:34 PM     (No. 9679454)

Yes, especially with her background, she should have known better.

However, there is a general permission by liberals to scoff at and ridicule anyone who is Republican or Conservative. So, there is a general "yuk-yuk-yuk, disparage, disrespect" Romney and whatever he does or says. It is just an innate part of liberal journalists and networks.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Me_Opinionated_Nah, 1/4/2014 1:46:03 PM     (No. 9679469)

Let the Petard-Hoisting Begin!

Today Starring Melissa Harris-Hyphen-Perry!


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Reply 40 - Posted by: udanja99, 1/4/2014 1:51:02 PM     (No. 9679475)

She says she displayed the photo on her show in order to "celebrate" it.

If you believe that, I have a ticket for a global warming cruise to Antarctica to sell you.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: JAN, 1/4/2014 1:52:02 PM     (No. 9679476)

Add fake, phony fraud to her resume.


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Reply 42 - Posted by: spahrkl, 1/4/2014 1:56:31 PM     (No. 9679482)

One contributor suggests moving on!

The American people have been asked to MOVE ON again, and again. Really!

I´m tired of being asked to MOVE ON! Too much has been stuffed down our throats, with out the consent of the citizens and frankly I am sick and tired of the frustration of being manipulated, asked to move on! NO!

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Reply 43 - Posted by: yuban, 1/4/2014 1:58:32 PM     (No. 9679485)

Accepting her apology as sincere makes you an enabler of the Left. Allowing the Left to say whatever they want, as long as they apologise, is not being above it all.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: pessimist, 1/4/2014 2:20:04 PM     (No. 9679517)

Melissa Harris-Perry is a stupid a--hole.

Oops, I shouldn´t have said that. My sincerest apologies. If I have inadvertently offended anyone, that was not my intention. I too have an a--hole.

Have I left out anything?

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 1/4/2014 2:34:45 PM     (No. 9679538)

Apparently, being a grown-up is not as usual as I thought it might be in this crowd.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Keekng, 1/4/2014 2:36:19 PM     (No. 9679541)

#21 and 29, I don´t buy it. If she was sincere she would have apologized immediately after the incident. She is merely attempting to escape any punishment by messnbc or long term damage to her career.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: joew9, 1/4/2014 3:03:55 PM     (No. 9679567)

She and her giggling guests are racists. An apology won´t change that.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: fayebeck, 1/4/2014 3:17:19 PM     (No. 9679587)

Ditto to #21 and 29. To #37 you are not the one who was in need of an apology. Only the gracious Romney family was given the apology and it´s their business only and I am sure being the nice family they are, the apology will be accepted and Harris-Perry will be forgiven.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: Keekng, 1/4/2014 3:27:03 PM     (No. 9679597)

Everyone who supports the Romney´s is deserving of an apology. #43 hit the nail on its proverbial head, I am sick and tired of being put down be the liberals in this world and then being expected to "move on."

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Reply 50 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 1/4/2014 3:46:05 PM     (No. 9679623)

No one...and I mean No One...wants to hold the left´s feet to the fire for their words more than me. If it were up to me, Martin Bashir would get a "Darby´s Dose" several times: On the Today show, GMA, the Tonight Show, Conan...
But in this one particular case, I think MHP is sincere. Maybe I´m a sap for chicks crying, and all my exes can vouch for that, but I really think she means it. And in each and every instance of true regret and apology, the human response is to accept it. No matter who it´s from.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: nonsense, 1/4/2014 3:56:22 PM     (No. 9679629)

Every time I hear the phrase MoveOn, I think of the Left´s fondness for this action.

The most damning thing I can say about MHP is that she is a "typical" Leftist. No thought involved, just spew the party line and all the comrades will applaud and you´ll become popular in their sphere. Bullying that results in crocodile tears when caught is a sign of a mean-spirited child trapped in an adult body.

If her parents are Mormons they should be ashamed of her, not to mention her Mormom church congregation. Perhaps she deserves to be shunned.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: Shimmer128, 1/4/2014 3:58:43 PM     (No. 9679631)

Women with hyphenated names don´t want to honor their husbands by taking a man´s last name. God forbid!! (or Gaia forbid) So they keep or add....their father´s name

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Reply 53 - Posted by: Keekng, 1/4/2014 4:10:13 PM     (No. 9679640)

#51, I believe your self assessment is spot on!
At one time I had 65 females working for me, ranging from file clerks to engineers with PhD´s. When I thought I had seen it all, one of them would spring something new on me, perhaps I should have written a book. Anyway, when I watched MH-P´s performance, I almost split a gut from laughing. MH-P ranks right up there with Sarah Bernhardt in the drama department.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 1/4/2014 5:44:49 PM     (No. 9679702)

Boo freaking hoo. She´s apologizing because she has to. I don´t believe for one minute her apology is sincere.

If her feelings were that delicate, she would have known not to go down the road of showing the photo and encouraging the ridicule of the Romneys.



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Reply 55 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 1/4/2014 6:05:22 PM     (No. 9679719)

Keyking means locksmith means less than $50,000 a year.
Bro, if I were in your shoes, I´d be shaking my fist at the clouds also. It must suck to deal with life´s choices.
Go ahead...tatoo a big L on his forehead. Not for Locksmith...for Loser.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: franq, 1/4/2014 7:03:13 PM     (No. 9679755)

I never heard of Melissa-Harris-Perry until now, and am glad of it.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: navyjag907, 1/4/2014 7:11:24 PM     (No. 9679762)

You people who want to move along, forgive and forget, be the bigger person, suggest ad nauseam--please go right ahead. You´re liberals anyway so who cares. The rest of us want these jerks to pay a price for attacking the Romney family and one little black child. We can start by telling them loudly and clearly what ____heads they are and they are not forgiven for what they did. Got it?

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Reply 58 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 1/4/2014 8:17:26 PM     (No. 9679804)

Yah, yah, got it jagoff. Do us a favor...stay away from the little boys at this party, ok? Their mothers are concerned.

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Last night, Chris Hayes face off against Assemblywoman Michele Fiore over the ongoing saga of the Bundy Ranch. Fiore reminds us why we love TV. (Video) Fiore for the win! The Assemblywoman is feisty, unflappable, stays on message, goes at Hayes hard, and comes out looking great. A terrific segment and a good interview by Hayes, amazingly enough. The best part was when she left him flat-footed right at the end after catching him with the slaughter question. Although Hayes salvages the moment for himself with the barbecue crack. You can agree or disagree with Bundy or Fiore all you

IRS Among agencies that hired
license plate-tracking vendor
Bloomberg News, by Kathleen Miller    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 7:40:54 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service and other federal agencies awarded about $415,000 in contracts to a license plate-tracking company before Homeland Security leaders dropped a plan for similar work amid privacy complaints. Federal offices such as the Forest Service and the U.S. Air Force´s Air Combat Command chose Livermore, Calif.-based Vigilant Solutions to provide access to license plate databases or tools used to collect plate information, according to government procurement records compiled by Bloomberg. Vigilant, a closely held company, has received such work since 2009. In February, Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security

US weighing military exercises
in Eastern Europe
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 7:35:19 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON— A Western official says the United States is considering deploying about 150 soldiers for military exercises to begin in Poland and Estonia in the next few weeks. The exercises would follow Russia´s buildup of forces near its border with Ukraine and its annexation last month of Ukraine´s Crimean Peninsula. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said earlier this week that the U.S. is looking for ways to reassure its NATO allies of its strong commitment to collective defense. The Western official says ground exercises in Poland and Estonia would last about two weeks but that such exercises would continue on a

Ted Cruz Writes Thank You
Letter to Obama in POLITICO
Mediaite, by Matt Wilstein    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 7:28:15 PM     Post Reply
This week’s POLITICO Magazine contains an uncharacteristic show of gratitude from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to President Barack Obama. Under the headline “A bipartisan message to Iran,” the senator thanks the president for signing his S 2195 bill into law, which prevents anyone who has engaged in espionage or terrorism against the U.S. from gaining entry to the country via the United Nations. “Thanks to President Obama for joining a unanimous Congress and signing S 2195 into law,” Cruz begins his piece. By giving the president “the authority to deny visas to United Nations ambassadors who are known terrorists,” he

147 immigrants found in
Alton stash house
Monitor [McAllen TX], by Karen Antonacci    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 4:50:24 PM     Post Reply
U.S. Border Control agents detained 147 people suspected of being in the country illegally from a stash house Thursday afternoon in Alton — shortly after 81 people were found hiding in makeshift huts in McAllen. The 147 people were discovered in a house at the 8900 block of North Bentsen Palm Drive. Border Patrol spokesman Danny Tirado said he didn’t recall the exact time of the bust, but said it was not too long after the 81 people were found in a brushy area of McAllen northwest of Sprague and North 10th Street about 1 p.m. The 147 people detained

Breaking News: Did Apple’s
Satellite Map App Just Find
the Loch Ness Monster?
Independent Journal Review, by Kyle Becker    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 1:41:43 PM     Post Reply
Reports are flying across the Internet about the possibility that Apple’s satellite map app just snapped a pic of the elusive “Loch Ness monster.” Long speculated to be a relative of the dinosaur-era plesiosaur, many have chalked the rumors up to baseless monster talk. Until now. (Photograph) Could this satellite imagery hold a clue that scientists on the hunt have been missing? Could the Loch Ness monster be real?



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Daily Caller, by Vince Coglianese    Original Article
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The White House is going to war with another fox — and this time, it’s personal. The Wall Street Journal reports that a red fox has been causing chaos around the White House, tripping security alarms, digging up Michelle’s garden and distracting the president from his duties. The Secret Service won’t give any details about how often the fox trips the White House’s obviously sophisticated security alarms, but rest assured, officials say, they’re watching. President Obama was apparently “stunned” to see the fox roaming freely down the oft-photographed White House colonnade, home to the world’s shortest, but most dramatic, outdoor strolls. The bushy-tailed visitor

Students Demand Acknowledgement of
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Breitbart´s Big Government, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
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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

Living in the New York Times World
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American Thinker, by J. Paul Masko    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/19/2014 7:48:36 AM     Post Reply
I began reading the entirety of the first section of the New York Times at nine years old, and continued that practice, more or less, for decades.(snip) ...the power of reverence, intrinsic to what I call the “cascade” of The Times: the near avalanche-like flow and distribution of information through electronic and print networks: through like-minded network newscasts, magazines, local newspaper s, blogs, daytime talk TV, late-night entertainment, statements at media award ceremonies, the celebrity Twitterverse, etc. The cascade rolls through Saturday Night Live, Jon Stewart, The New Yorker, the mouths of third-grade teachers, Elmo, Madonna and Susan Sarandon …through

´America´s royal baby´: How Chelsea´s first
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the polls if she runs for president in 2016

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Jessica Jerreat    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/19/2014 7:12:10 PM     Post Reply
For Hillary Clinton, having her own baby grandchild to kiss on the campaign trail, could be one of the biggest boosts to her possible presidential election campaign. Although the former Secretary of State and First Lady has not said if she will run in 2016, the arrival of her first grandchild will soften her image, analysts have said. While Chelsea only revealed her pregnancy on Thursday, supporters of her mother have already started cooing over a possible baby in the White House. With the Clintons having a near-royal status in the U.S., the announcement of a new arrival due this fall has sent

In a Hole, Golf Considers
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New York Times, by Bill Pennington    Original Article
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Obama: ´For me, Easter is a story of hope,
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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
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Hi, everybody. For millions of Americans, this time of year holds great meaning. Earlier this week, we hosted a Passover Seder at the White House, and joined Jewish families around the world in their re-tellings of the story of the Exodus and the victory of faith over oppression. And this Sunday, Michelle, Malia, Sasha, and I will join our fellow Christians around the world in celebrating the Resurrection of Christ, the salvation he offered the world, and the hope that comes with the Easter season. These holy days have their roots in miracles that took place long ago. And yet, they still inspire us, guide us, and strengthen us today. They remind us of our

Harry Reid calls dissident Nevada ranchers
´domestic terrorists´ following show of
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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that a family of dissident ranchers and their supporters in his home state of Nevada are ´domestic terrorists,´ citing this week´s standoff with the federal government´s Bureau of Land Management. Cliven Bundy has refused to pay grazing fees for land where his hundreds of cattle roam every day. The land is owned by the federal government, which says he owes more than $1 million. Bundy, however, insists that since his family has been using the land since the 1870s, Uncle Sam can´t collect the grazing fees. A tense standoff developed this week after

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.

Ted Cruz, Invoking Reagan,
Angers GOP Colleagues
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Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley    Original Article
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WASHINGTON--Rushing to an afternoon vote last month, Sen. Ted Cruz hopped the underground tram to the U.S. Capitol from his office across the street. The Texan planted his black ostrich cowboy boots in the middle of the small subway car without getting so much as a nod from the other senators--Republican or Democrat--amiably chatting or huddled in their seats. Mr. Cruz finds himself standing alone a lot these days. His response to the cold shoulders: "The establishment despised Ronald Reagan" before he became president, "but the people loved him." For the 43-year-old Republican, the Reagan name illuminates his political life´s

Deadbeat on the Range
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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:52:52 PM     Post Reply
Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?

Ann Coulter takes up ‘Mitt
Romney for President’ chant again

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 7:03:28 PM     Post Reply
Conservative columnist Ann Coulter — who used her talk show platform in the last presidential election cycle to campaign hard for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney — has taken up the mantra once again, calling on Republicans to give the failed White House bidder another shot in 2016. She made the suggestion during a discussion on Sean Hannity’s radio show while speaking of her new book, “Never Trust a Liberal Over 3-Especially a Republican.” Ms. Coulter also addressed the question of Mr. Romney’s shortcomings by saying that his 2012 loss wasn’t entirely his fault. “I think too much blame, not only in this

You lie! Reporters accuse Obama
of deception, demagoguery just
to get attention

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/18/2014 9:28:24 PM     Post Reply
Prominent Washington correspondents are accusing President Obama and his aides of knowingly stretching the truth on issues like the so-called women´s pay gap just to create controversy and keep issues -- and the president -- relevant. Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus kicked off the attack last week when she blasted as “demagoguery” the administration´s tactics during the pay gap debate. “The level of hyperbole -- actually, of demagoguery -- that Democrats have engaged in here is revolting,” she wrote. CBS White House Correspondent Major Garrett then weighed in this week in his National Journal


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