A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


Murdoch’s Fox Withdraws Time
Warner Takeover Offer

Bloomberg News, by Jeffrey McCracken & Anousha Sakoui

Original Article

Posted By:JoniTx, 8/5/2014 9:51:07 PM

Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox Inc. withdrew its unsolicited takeover offer of $75 billion for Time Warner Inc. (TWX), giving up after the attempt to reshape the media industry sent Fox shares tumbling. Murdoch, the billionaire chairman of Fox, said he’s backing down after Time Warner’s board refused to engage in talks and Fox’s stock price declined 11 percent since the offer became public. Fox instead authorized a $6 billion repurchase of its Class A shares. “Time Warner management and its board refused to engage with us to explore an offer which was highly compelling,” Murdoch, 83, said in a statement

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: curious1, 8/5/2014 10:04:19 PM     (No. 9954563)

Hard to believe some of Time´s stockholders won´t file a lawsuit over this.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    24 persons like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: tangles, 8/5/2014 10:25:48 PM     (No. 9954584)

Good call Rupert. Sit back and watch them go broke.


  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    25 persons like this.


   

 

R-G1
  


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: faldo, 8/5/2014 11:57:58 PM     (No. 9954660)

Bring on the lawsuits, fool. Bewkes knows not to get in bed with gangsters...!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    25 persons like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 795690




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "JoniTx"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "JoniTx"



Ted Cruz Stands Up to ‘Hatred and
Bigotry’ at Conference of Middle
Eastern Christians
Washington Free Beacon [DC], by Alanda Goodman    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/11/2014 5:53:17 AM     Post Reply
Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) said in an interview with the Washington Free Beacon that the “hatred and bigotry” he encountered when he was booed off the stage at a Middle Eastern Christian conference for defending Israel on Wednesday night was like nothing he has previously seen in his political career. “I’ve certainly encountered audiences that disagreed with a particular point of view. But this virulent display of hatred and bigotry was remarkable, and considerably different from anything I’ve previously encountered,” Cruz said, just a few hours after his pro-Israel speech to the In Defense of Christians conference was drowned

With World Trade site largely rebuilt,
New York marks Sept.11
Reuters, by Jonathan Allen    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/11/2014 5:45:40 AM     Post Reply
Until a few months ago, the part of New York City where crowds will gather on Thursday morning to mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States had been mostly fenced off to the public. This year, for perhaps the first time since the attacks, a sense of normalcy and openness has taken root in the city blocks where two airliners hijacked by militants from al Qaeda crashed into the World Trade Center´s twin towers. Rebuilding efforts at the site, where 2,753 people died, are nearing completion. The area, by turns a smoldering grave and an

Michelle Obama to campaign for
Bruce Braley in Iowa
Washington Post, by Sean Sullivan    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/11/2014 5:26:42 AM     Post Reply
First lady Michelle Obama will head to Iowa in October to campaign for Rep. Bruce Braley (D) in the hotly contested race for U.S. Senate there, a campaign aide confirmed Wednesday. Details have yet to be finalized. The news was first reported by the Des Moines Register. Braley is in a close race against state Sen. Joni Ernst (R), polls show. (Snip) Campaigning with the first lady may be the best way for Democratic candidates to bring in a big name surrogate without being weighed down by President Obama´s public opinion woes. The president´s average approval rating in Iowa was a

   

 

R-VAR_AD
  


 
Senate Democrats’ extremism on display
Washington Post, by George F. Will    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/11/2014 5:19:57 AM     Post Reply
Since Barry Goldwater, in accepting the Republicans’ 1964 presidential nomination, said, “Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice,” Democrats have been decrying Republican “extremism.” Actually, although there is abundant foolishness and unseemliness in U.S. politics, real extremism — measures or movements that menace the Constitution’s architecture of ordered liberty — is rare. This week, however, extremism stained the Senate. Forty-eight members of the Democratic caucus attempted to do something never previously done: Amend the Bill of Rights. They tried to radically shrink First Amendment protection of political speech. They evidently think extremism in defense of the political class’s

Missouri enacts 72-hour abortion waiting period
Associated Press, by David A. Lieb    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/11/2014 5:16:09 AM     Post Reply
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— Missouri women seeking abortions will face one of the nation´s most stringent waiting periods, after state lawmakers overrode the governor´s veto to enact a 72-hour delay that includes no exception for cases of rape or incest. The new requirement will take effect 30 days after Wednesday´s vote by the Republican-led Legislature, overruling the veto of Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon. He had denounced the measure as "extreme and disrespectful" toward women. The abortion bill was one of the most prominent Republican victories in a record-setting September session, during which Missouri lawmakers also overrode 47 line-item budget vetoes and

Andrea Mitchell: Obama’s New Foreign
Policy Advisers All MSNBC Regulars [VIDEO]
Daily Caller, by Brendon Bordelon    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/10/2014 11:54:12 PM     Post Reply
MSNBC’S Andrea Mitchell claimed President Barack Obama’s new cabal of foreign policy advisers “looks like a review of our guest list” on the liberal cable news network, with the AP’s Julie Pace explaining that the White House is trying to bring the commentators “into the fold.” Mitchell spoke Tuesday with Pace about Obama’s Monday night dinner with the DC foreign policy intelligentsia, presumably designed to help craft a strategy to contain an aggressive Russia and defeat ISIS in the Middle East. But as the MSNBC host ticked off the guests — including former Clinton aide Sandy Berger, longtime Democratic adviser

Obama Plays Catch-Up With
Public and Himself
ABC News, by Rick Klein    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/10/2014 10:44:46 PM     Post Reply
President Obama on Wednesday night entered a new phase of his presidency -- and he did it in a most Obama of ways. First, to what’s changed: He’s announcing a war, not ending one. He’s preparing to act without Congress, almost exactly a year after deferring to the legislative branch on a question of whether to use American military force. The president is rushing to catch up with and soothe an anxious, even frightened, public. He’s doing it while looking to reverse perceptions that he’s been slow to respond to metastasizing crises in the Middle East and beyond. “I can

Hume: Obama ISIS Policy ´Leading
from Behind´ -- Behind Public Opinion
Breitbart TV, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/10/2014 10:25:02 PM     Post Reply
On Wednesday’s “The Kelly File” following President Barack Obama’s prime time address to the nation about his policy to deal with ISIS in the Middle East, Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume reacted to the speech. According to Hume, nothing really came unexpected from a policy standpoint and Obama was very guarded with the language he used on how he would deal with the ISIS threat. “Well, Megyn, nothing that we heard tonight was really beyond what we expected,” he said. “I was eager to describe him the threat because there´s a certain logic to these things. If the

   

 

B-G1


 
ISIS Army Parades in 43 New
Toyota Hilux Trucks – Donated
By US Taxpayers
Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/10/2014 10:15:34 PM     Post Reply
Since July, the Obama-backed Free Syrian Army, Al Nusra Front, and ISIS have paired together in order to fight the Syrian Assad regime. According to one Free Syrian Army commander, the combining of forces with ISIS was needed in order to achieve “the greater good.” Since around that time ISIS has paraded around the Caliphate in their brand new Toyota Hilux trucks. Paid for by US taxpayers. (Tweet,Pic) The Hilux, a pickup truck Toyota has built since the late 1960s, isn’t available in the US, but it’s popular around the globe, including with insurgent groups such as the Taliban, al-Qaeda, Boko

Obama makes the case for war
against ISIS as he promises to
´take out´ the terror group in
Iraq AND Syria: ´You will find
no safe haven´
Daily Mail (UK), by David Martosko & Francesca Chambers    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/10/2014 10:08:15 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama said Wednesday night that he intends to pursue terrorists from the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) across the invisible border between Iraq and Syria if that´s necessary to defeat them. He also pledged to avoid putting tens of thousands of American boots on the ground there. In a four-point plan laid out Wednesday night the U.S. leader announced coming airstrikes in both countries, additional support for Iraqi army units, counter-terrorism activities to hamstring ISIS, and renewed humanitarian aid for victims of ISIS militants. ´This counter-terrorism campaign will be waged through a steady, relentless effort to

Ted Cruz: ‘Saturday Night Live’
Skits Illegal Under New Campaign
Finance Proposal (Video)
Deadline Hollywood, by Lisa de Moraes    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/10/2014 7:43:45 PM     Post Reply
A new proposal for campaign finance reform would make Saturday Night Live’s political skits illegal, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz has warned. The Senate is debating a proposal to add a constitutional amendment allowing Congress reverse a 2010 Supreme Court decision and restore limits on corporate campaign spending. Republicans say the proposal, put forward by Dems, is an attack on free speech. Cruz, however, went one step further and connected the dots to NBC’s late-night sketch comedy show, and its exec producer Lorne Michaels. “Lorne Michaels could be put in jail under this amendment for making fun of any politician. That

IRS Commissioner: We Follow the
Law ‘Wherever We Can’
Cybercast News Service, by Curtis Kalin    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/10/2014 7:31:52 PM     Post Reply
In responding to a question from the chair of the House Ways and Means Committee Wednesday, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said he and his department follow the law “wherever we can.” (Video) House Ways and Means Committee Chair Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) asked Koskinen “Will you be following the law,” in collecting money for a certain type of healthcare subsidy. After Koskinen ducked the question, Brady asked again. Koskinen then admitted: “Yes, wherever we can, we follow the law.” A discouraged Brady chuckled while admonishing the commissioner saying, “I encourage you to follow the law in all instances.” I’m sure



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Latinos Threatening To Sit Out Elections
Because Of Pres. Obama´s About-Face
On Immigration Reform

43 replie(s)
Fox News Latino & Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/9/2014 6:55:46 PM     Post Reply
Some Latino Democrats, saying they are fed up with President Barack Obama’s broken promises on immigration reform, are threatening to sit out the midterm elections and claim there will be backlash at the ballot box come November. “Maybe only by paying a price at the polls will Democrats finally stop throwing us under the bus,” Carmen Velasquez, founder and retired executive director of Alivio Medical Center in Chicago, wrote in Politico Magazine. Immigration activists are voicing their anger on social media and in the press about Pres. Obama abandoning his pledge to act on immigration by the end of summer, instead delaying

   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
Half of North American bird species
threatened by climate change

33 replie(s)
Los Angeles Times, by Louis Sahagun    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 9/9/2014 11:06:51 AM     Post Reply
Half of all bird species in North America — including the bald eagle — are at risk of severe population decline by 2080 if the swift pace of global warming continues, the National Audubon Society concluded in a study released Monday. "The scale of the disruption we´re projecting is a real punch in the gut," said Gary Langham, chief Audubon scientist. (Snip) By 2080, the bald eagle, the national symbol of the United States, could see its habitat decrease by 75%, the report says. All of the habitat of the common loon, the state bird of Minnesota, could disappear in the lower 48

NYTimes Obit: Chick-fil-A
Founder a ´Symbol of Intolerance´

32 replie(s)
Newsbusters, by Ken Shepherd    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/9/2014 6:03:20 PM     Post Reply
This morning, New York Times reporter Kim Severson spiced up her obituary for Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy by tagging him "a symbol of intolerance" who presided over a "restaurant chain [seen by some] as a symbol of hate." Here´s the relevant excerpt (emphasis mine): When he introduced himself, S. Truett Cathy often played down his job. “I cook chicken for a living,” he would say. And on the surface, that was true. Mr. Cathy, who died on Monday at 93, was by all appearances a humble Christian man from Georgia with little education who sold a simple sandwich: a

Obama to prepare US for military
campaign in Syria against Islamic State

32 replie(s)
Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Michael Wilner    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/10/2014 7:21:57 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON--US President Barack Obama will tell the American people on Wednesday night that he plans to order strikes against Islamic State forces in both Syria and Iraq until the group is ultimately destroyed. The president´s plan includes additional support for opposition militias in Syria vetted by the United States, which will serve as a ground force complementing America´s air campaign. [Snip] The "comprehensive strategy," as described by one White House official, will involve "US military action and support for the forces combating ISIL [Islamic State] on the ground–both the opposition in Syria and a new, inclusive Iraqi government."

Dem wears flip-flops to House floor
31 replie(s)
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Judy Kurtz &Cristina Marcos    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/9/2014 3:30:06 PM     Post Reply
SPOTTED: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee sporting a pair of white flip-flops with her pearls while on the House floor on Monday. While the Texas Democrat was all business on top — wearing a red suit jacket with a black and white scarf and pearl necklace — she was ready to hit the beach on the bottom, with her toe-baring shoes. The House feed on C-SPAN did not capture the summer recess-worthy thongs. An ITK spy who observed the warm weather footwear noted that earlier on Monday, Jackson Lee delivered a one-minute speech behind a podium near the center of the

Megyn Kelly Takes On Ward
Churchill: How Can You Compare
9/11 Victims to Nazis?

29 replie(s)
Mediaite, by Josh Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/9/2014 9:43:49 AM     Post Reply
Megyn Kelly tonight brought viewers the first part of her contentious showdown with Professor Ward Churchill, best known for his controversial comments about the “little Eichmanns” who were in the World Trade Center when the planes hit on September 11th. Churchill came under intense scrutiny and was fired by the University of Colorado at Boulder. What concerned Kelly most in the first part of the interview was that “little Eichmanns” comment, the argument being that Eichmann played a role in horrible atrocities even though he didn’t directly carry out the Final Solution, which he views as similar to the financial

   

 



 
America is running out of jobs.
It´s time for a universal basic income

27 replie(s)
The Week, by Ryan Cooper    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 9/9/2014 2:37:58 PM     Post Reply
Free money for everyone! With weak job growth, rising poverty, and the rich continuing to devour nearly all economic growth, it´s an idea that is gaining more credence. Arguments for a universal basic income (UBI) — in which everyone without exception would receive an equal stipend — have flourished in policy-centric areas of the internet, including The Week. Advocates of UBI see it as a blunter, more effective means of reducing poverty and shrinking the inequality gap. But even if UBI proponents are right on the merits, Tyler Cowen argues that the politics of the issue are not favorable. Under

A foreign policy conducted
in a drug-addled haze

27 replie(s)
Washington Times, by Charles Hurt    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 9/9/2014 8:30:08 PM     Post Reply
See, kids, this is why you don’t do drugs. And this is why you will always eventually regret voting for somebody who boasted of all the coke and dope he did while smoldering about his absentee father.President Choom Gang has demilitarized our military. He sends the Department of Health and Human Services to the Mexican border to welcome and take care of tens of thousands of illegal children streaming across. And now he wants to deploy American troops into West Africa to combat the Ebola virus. Boy, is this confusing. Mr. President, with all due respect: Are you still smoking dope? Just when

After Golf Snub, President Canceled
Plans, Went Home

27 replie(s)
Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/10/2014 5:57:14 PM     Post Reply
A new report from NBC claims that President Obama couldn´t get a tee time during a recent visit to New York. So he packed up and went home (before returning to New York the next night for a private wedding). "President Obama was turned down at several top golf courses in Westchester while he was visiting the area over Labor Day weekend, sources tell NBC 4 New York," the report states. "Club managers apparently did not want to inconvenience their high-powered and high-paying members over Labor Day weekend by shutting down their courses to accommodate the president. The president was in

Michelle Obama Tells Inner-City
Students What ´Rich Kids All
Over the Country...Know´

26 replie(s)
Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/9/2014 11:49:14 AM     Post Reply
Speaking to students at Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta on Monday, first lady Michelle Obama stressed the value of higher education for everyone. "Do you hear what I´m telling you?" she asked the students. "Because I´m giving you some insights that a lot of rich kids all over the country -- they know this stuff, and I want you to know it, too. Because you have got to go and get your education. You´ve got to." Mrs. Obama went to Atlanta to take part in a back-to-school "prep" rally with Education Secretary Arne Duncan and other administration

Yes, A Stand-Down Order
Was Given In Benghazi Attack

26 replie(s)
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: pineledger- 9/10/2014 5:29:56 AM     Post Reply
Scandal: Despite the administration´s claim, the CIA operatives who fought for their lives and others´ from a rooftop say that a stand-down order may have cost four Americans their lives while their ignoring it saved others. (Snip)There was even a second stand-down order, according to the trio in their book, "13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi," written with Mitchell Zuckoff. After Tiegen insisted they had to leave right away, "Bob" told them to "hold up" because "we´re going to let the local militia handle it." It was an incredible order, one telling Americans not to

Jay Carney joins CNN
24 replie(s)
Politico, by Hadas Gold    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/10/2014 10:42:39 AM     Post Reply
Former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney will join CNN as a political commentator, the network announced Wednesday. He will start Wednesday night as President Barack Obama makes a prime-time statement about the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Sam Feist, CNN´s Washington bureau chief said in a statement. "Jay´s unique experience as both a journalist and a White House press secretary make him an invaluable voice for the network as we cover the final two years of the Obama Administration and look ahead to the coming campaigns," Feist said. "We´re fortunate to have Jay on our air tonight to provide

   

Post Reply   Close thread 795690





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS