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Goodbye, free speech
The Week, by Ed Morrissey

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Posted By:StormCnter, 2/5/2014 4:54:00 AM

To: Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood et al From: Edward Morrissey of Minnesota, USA Subject: Application for Chair to Regulate the Press in the United Kingdom Gentlemen, It was with great enthusiasm that I read about the newly launched Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), and your efforts to find a chair to lead its mission to regulate reporting in the United Kingdom. I´m a regular consumer of British news, which I often find to be provocative and uncommonly transparent on point of view, and have followed your phone-hacking scandal in recent years. Fortunately, criminal charges have been pressed. Those who broke

      


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Goodbye, free speech
The Week, by Ed Morrissey    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/5/2014 4:54:00 AM     Post Reply
To: Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood et al From: Edward Morrissey of Minnesota, USA Subject: Application for Chair to Regulate the Press in the United Kingdom Gentlemen, It was with great enthusiasm that I read about the newly launched Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), and your efforts to find a chair to lead its mission to regulate reporting in the United Kingdom. I´m a regular consumer of British news, which I often find to be provocative and uncommonly transparent on point of view, and have followed your phone-hacking scandal in recent years. Fortunately, criminal charges have been pressed. Those who broke

   

 

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Posted By: StormCnter- 2/5/2014 4:42:36 AM     Post Reply
HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- A woman convicted of torturing and killing a mentally impaired man she lured to Texas with the promise of marriage was scheduled to be executed Wednesday in a rare case of a female death-row inmate. If 59-year-old Suzanne Basso is lethally injected as scheduled, the New York native would be only the 14th woman executed in the U.S. since the Supreme Court allowed capital punishment to resume in 1976. By comparison, almost 1,400 men have been put to death. Texas, the nation´s busiest death-penalty state, has executed four women and 505 men. Basso was sentenced to death for the 1998

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ABC News, by Mike Levine    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/5/2014 4:40:17 AM     Post Reply
Seven seconds of total silence. The nation´s top intelligence officials have answered the question countless times over the past year and a half, but they seemed stumped during a House hearing Tuesday when a Florida congressman asked them one more time: "Can anybody at the table tell us when somebody will be held responsible for the murders in Benghazi?" For seven seconds, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, CIA director John Brennan, Defense Intelligence Agency director Michael Flynn, National Counterterrorism Center director Matt Olsen and FBI director James Comey sat quietly – each one seemingly waiting for one of the others to

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Dallas Morning News [TX], by Todd J. Gillman    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/4/2014 2:53:40 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Ken Cope, one of seven Republicans running against Sen. John Cornyn in the March 4 primary, today called on Rep. Steve Stockman to drop out, asserting that he has become an embarrassment to the party. “The unserious antics you have engaged in since entering the Senate race have done damage to the Republican brand,” Cope wrote Stockman in a letter shared by his campaign. “There are a number of serious candidates opposing Senator Cornyn. But the way you have conducted your campaign has caused the news media and other observers to view all of the challenging candidates negatively

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Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis´ (D) four-month-old Texas gubernatorial campaign has been taking a beating lately. The newest slam is from Texas Observer, generally viewed as a left-leaning publication, whose Dave Mann on Friday provided a takedown of the campaign´s media operation. Mann called Davis´ press team the "worst" he´s ever seen, and wrote that it´s hurting her campaign: [...] I have covered many political campaigns in Texas the past decade, so I know what it looks like when a campaign handles the press well. And the Wendy Davis operation is about the worst at media relations that I’ve ever seen. Her team’s

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When Elizabeth Warren announced her Senate candidacy in September 2011, President Obama had just signed into law the Budget Control Act, which raised the debt ceiling but also made concessions to Republicans that would eventually lead to $1 trillion in sequestration cuts. Deficit control was a top priority for both parties, and something that Obama pledged to continue to pursue in a rare address to a joint session of Congress that month on his jobs plan. But the speech Obama gave last week to a similar joint session of Congress felt very different. His 2014 State of the Union address brushed

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Posted By: StormCnter- 2/4/2014 2:21:14 PM     Post Reply
Former Oregon Republican state Rep. Patrick Sheehan is alleging that Cover Oregon staff created dummy web pages to fool the Obama administration into thinking the Obamacare exchange was being built on time. Sheehan, a former state representation on Oregon’s joint IT oversight committee, reports that he’s gone to the FBI with his evidence concerning Cover Oregon’s botched launch. Sheehan alleges that Oregon officials may have been touting “smoke and mirrors” in order to receive federal funding and con state lawmakers into believing the Obamacare exchange was further along than it really was. Cover Oregon won “early innovator” grants from the federal government

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National Security Advisor, Susan Rice, who made a name for herself when she went out and lied to 5 networks the Sunday after the Benghazi attacks about an imaginary protest, lashed out at Israel on her Twitter page. The challenged Obama official blasted Israel for criticizing Secretary of State John Kerry. (Snip for tweet)Israel National News reported, via Free Republic: Susan Rice, U.S. President Barack Obama’s National Security Advisor, blasted Israel on Monday over its criticism of Secretary of State John Kerry’s threats of a boycott should peace talks with the Palestinian Authority (PA) fail. In a series of posts

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Daily Beast, by Junheng Li*    Original Article
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If you’re pretty and educated, there’s a booming new job market for women—as someone’s mistress. What the increasing number of females entering these relationships means for China’s economy and demographics. Spend a Tuesday afternoon in one of the high-end shopping malls in China’s capital city, and you will see for yourself what has China buzzing with gossip—a group of beautiful, young Chinese women with fake eyelashes and sparkling manicures, out to show off their Prada purses and Mikimoto pearls. This is China’s mistress culture out in full force. Stories of Chinese adultery have splashed across headlines in recent months, as the country’s

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Dr. Kristin Held recently wrote a letter to insurance company Aetna cancelling her partnership with them, stating that she can neither morally nor effectively treat her patients under the regulations enforced by the Affordable Care Act: Dear Mr. Bertolini, With a deep sense of sadness, I must inform you that I will no longer serve as a physician for Aetna patients under the terms of our contractual agreement, which you most recently unilaterally changed. I have been privileged and honored to care for thousands of patients covered by Aetna policies since the 1990’s. I have devoted my life to providing

   

 

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Will the overselling of climate change lead to a new scientific dark age? That’s the question being posed in the latest issue of an Australian literary journal, Quadrant, by Garth Paltridge, one of the world’s most respected atmospheric scientists. Paltridge was a Chief Research Scientist with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO). The latter is Australia’s equivalent of the National Science Foundation, our massive Federal Laboratory network, and all the governmental agency science branches rolled into one. Paltridge lays out the well-known uncertainties in climate forecasting. These include our inability to properly simulate clouds that are anything like what we



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