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Elderly woman has nightmares due to fraudulent phone calls, police say

Capital Times Features - Mon, 01/18/2038 - 22:14
An 86-year-old Madison woman is fearing for her safety and has developed nightmares, because of a persistent scammer who regularly calls her day and night.

He Never Learns: Obama stands alone, alas

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Jewish World Review, by Fred Barnes Posted By: M'79- Fri, 28 22 2014 12:22:43 GMT There’s a lesson from President Obama’s first term that he should have learned long ago. It’s simple: On an issue that affects many millions of Americans, it’s best—even necessary—to have bipartisan support in Congress. Going forward in a purely partisan fashion is bound to cause national discord, increase polarization, and heighten distrust in Washington. Worse still, it means the issue will be controversial for years to come.

For Some, Location of Brown´s Hands Irrelevant

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Associated Press, by David A. Lieb and Holbrook Mohr Posted By: Flyright- Fri, 28 21 2014 12:21:03 GMT FERGUSON, Mo. '' The word spread within minutes of Michael Brown´s death - a young black man with his hands raised in surrender had just been shot by a white cop. Soon, "Hands Up. Don´t Shoot!" became a rallying cry for protesters in the streets of this St. Louis suburb and a symbol nationwide of racial inequality for those who believe that minorities are too often the targets of overzealous police. Yet the witness accounts contained in thousands of pages of grand jury documents reviewed by The Associated Press show many variations about whether Brown´s hands were actually raised -

Why I Don’t Mind Working Retail Thanksgiving Day

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Daily Signal, by Tom Thurman Posted By: Judy W.- Fri, 28 01 2014 12:01:17 GMT This year, as I have for the past eight years, I will be working on Thanksgiving Day. I work retail, and we have this thing called “Black Friday” or some such named event, depending on the store. For the last two or three years, people have been complaining about Black Friday starting earlier and earlier and claim to feel badly for poor oppressed retail workers who have to work on Thanksgiving Day rather than spend it with their families. So here’s my take, as an actual retail employee who does work on Thanksgiving. I choose to work retail. No one

A momentous day for Britain, and for Europe

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Telegraph [UK], by Editorial Posted By: Attercliffe- Fri, 28 48 2014 11:48:25 GMT When the history of this country’s uneasy relationship with Europe is written, today’s speech by David Cameron will likely merit a prominent mention. For more than 50 years, it has been the policy of the Government''and of the Conservative Party in particular''to be not just in Europe, but at its heart. Yet Harold Macmillan was rebuffed in 1963 by General de Gaulle, and France vetoed Britain’s application again in 1967, before we were finally let into the club five years later. Ever since''even once the 1975 referendum had confirmed our membership''this country’s enthusiasm for the European project has been lukewarm

Mitt Romney leads new poll. Three things that tells us.

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Christian Science Monitor, by Peter Grier Posted By: MissMolly- Fri, 28 55 2014 10:55:52 GMT WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney keeps showing up at the top of Republican presidential polls. The latest boost to the draft'Mitt movement comes from a Quinnipiac survey that has the 2012 GOP presidential candidate in the lead for the 2016 nomination. He’s the choice of 19 percent of Republican voters, according to Quinnipiac. Ex'Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is second in this survey, with 11 percent. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and retired surgeon and political neophyte Ben Carson tied for the bronze medal at 8 percent. “Remember Mitt? Republicans still have Governor Mitt Romney on top of mind and top of the heap

Why the Gallup Poll Means Deep Trouble for Hillary

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Power Line, by John Hinderaker Posted By: MissMolly- Fri, 28 51 2014 10:51:40 GMT Gallup headlines: Obama Approval Drops Among Working'Class Whites. Here, “working class” includes all non'college graduates, some 60'65% of the adult white population. Gallup’s chart shows President Obama’s approval rating among white college graduates and non'college graduates from the beginning of his administration to the end of October. His 27% approval rating among non'college graduates is indeed striking:(Snip for graphic)But perhaps more important is Obama’s steep decline within that demographic. Since he took office, Obama’s approval rating has dropped 13 points among college'educated whites, but a remarkable 21 points among the non'college educated. Why the difference? Our liberal friends, contemptuous of working'class

Democrats ´On Top of the World´

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American Thinker, by Gene Schwimmer Posted By: Piercentire- Fri, 28 51 2014 10:51:31 GMT Something big is happening in the Democratic Party – something that bodes well for conservatives. As so many commentators have noted, including Clarice Feldman in American Thinker: Having been clobbered in the midterms, the president put on his cockiest face and strut, and in a carefully orchestrated setting designed to make him look imperial poked a thumb in the eye of the newly'elected Congress by announcing that he would not deport the people he was already not deporting. And, again, as so many others have done, Feldman provides the conventional'wisdom, round'up'the'usual'suspects explanation, which she describes as “the president’s inability

Immigrants´ chances tied to their state´s polices

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Associated Press, by Bob Christie Posted By: JoniTx- Fri, 28 51 2014 10:51:22 GMT PHOENIX— If Christian Avila lived a few hundred miles to the west, he would have a driver´s license, qualify for in'state college tuition and a host of other opportunities available to young people granted legal status by President Barack Obama two years ago. But Avila lives in Phoenix, and the 24'year'old immigrant who was brought here from Mexico by his parents at age 9 still has to navigate the sprawling city in fear as he drives to school or work. "You get nervous, your legs start to tingle a little bit when there´s a cop behind you, when you´re doing

Should Tour Guides Be Licensed?

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Newsweek, by Victoria Bekiempis Posted By: MissMolly- Fri, 28 48 2014 10:48:01 GMT When Dan Leger applied for his tour guide’s license in Savannah, Georgia, six years ago, he had to strip, give blood and urine samples, detail his sexual history and submit to the dreaded “cough test.” Leger has also had to undergo additional physicals to renew his credentials, per Savannah’s ordinance on tour guide licensing. The city’s regulations also require tour guides to pass a background check and a 100'question history test, as well as pay multiple fees. “This is all simply so you can walk around and tell a story,” Leger, who goes by the moniker Savannah Dan, says. “The city

The Curious Case of Jim Webb

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National Journal, by Josh Kraushaar Posted By: StormCnter- Fri, 28 44 2014 10:44:15 GMT If Jim Webb announces he´s running for president and no one is there to hear it, does he make a sound? Yes, but primarily as a lesson in how dramatically the Democratic Party has changed during the Obama administration. It´s hard to imagine Webb as a credible Democratic presidential contender. As a candidate, he hated the chore of campaigning, the main reason that he left the Senate after serving only one term. His announcement was decidedly low'tech, a video featuring a 14'minute speech by the candidate speaking in front of a blue screen, with the URL of his presidential website plastered

Thanks, or something

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Washington Post, by George F. Will Posted By: MissMolly- Fri, 28 40 2014 10:40:36 GMT Before the tryptophan in the turkey induces somnolence, give thanks for living in such an entertaining country. This year, for example, we learned that California’s Legislature includes 93 people who seem never to have had sex. They enacted the “affirmative consent” law, directing college administrators to tell students that sexual consent cannot be silence but must be “affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement” and “ongoing throughout a sexual activity.” Claremont McKenna College requires “all” — not “both,” which would discriminate against groups — participants in a sexual engagement to understand that withdrawal of consent can be any behavior conveying “that an

A Cornucopia of New York Times Thanksgiving Bias: Remember Bush´s ´Fake Turkey´?

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Newsbusters, by Clay Waters Posted By: JoniTx- Fri, 28 38 2014 10:38:07 GMT Is there no beloved American tradition the liberal media won´t try to sour? "A Warning on Nutmeg," a silly post from the New York Times´ health section, failed to come close to justifying its alarmist headline, and functioned as a near parody of liberal media handwringing. In these early days of the holiday season, as cooks begin sifting through recipes rich in spice and sugar, consider this small warning from toxicologists: Measure your nutmeg carefully. Very carefully. Near the end, writer Deborah Blum admitted that the dangers of nutmeg weren´t all that dangerous, and that it would take at least

Race to be the new Concorde! Supersonic jets battle to become first aircraft to cut flight times in HALF... reaching speeds of 1,200mph

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Daily Mail (UK), by Emily Payne Posted By: JoniTx- Fri, 28 32 2014 10:32:12 GMT It´s been more than ten years since Concorde made its final transatlantic flight.But there´s a new generation of supersonic passenger aircraft beginning to emerge, boasting speeds at least twice as fast as current commercial planes. While these planes will first appear in the private and business jet market, catering only to the super rich with gargantuan price tags and first class service, supersonic may eventually reach regular holidaymakers. Scroll down for video 'One such jet, the N+2, designed by US global aerospace Lockheed Martin, is intended for commercial airlines, and aims to cut the travel time from New York to

Cocaine binges. Compulsive womanising. Vicious rages. A new book about the Hollywood giant lays him bare... De Niro´s darkest secrets

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Daily Mail [UK], by Tom Leonard Posted By: MissMolly- Fri, 28 31 2014 10:31:35 GMT He is famous for inhabiting his screen roles so completely that they come alive in a way few actors can match. But Robert De Niro, who actually became a New York cabbie before playing one in Taxi Driver, remains an enigma himself. The star is so notoriously sphinx'like about his private life that even co'stars have admitted they haven’t a clue what he is really like. Now, an exhaustive biography has claimed that De Niro’s obsessive secretiveness may cover more than his natural shyness. At the height of his fame — when he had conquered showbusiness with films such as Raging Bull

Mother of all battles over new smog rule

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Washington Examiner [DC], by Zack Colman Posted By: StormCnter- Fri, 28 21 2014 10:21:44 GMT Lawmakers and lobbyists are digging in for a fight over what industry groups say is the costliest environmental regulation ever. The Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday that it wants to tighten restrictions on smog'forming ozone, to limit the legal level to a range of 65'70 parts per billion, down from the current 75. Opponents say this stringent new restriction will add to the cost of permitting and slash manufacturing investment. But environmental and public health pressure groups say the new rule doesn´t go far enough. They argue that ozone has been linked to heart and breathing ailments such as asthma, and they

The Strange Case of Ferguson Witness 40

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American Thinker, by Jack Cashill Posted By: JoniTx- Fri, 28 20 2014 10:20:53 GMT Easily the strangest of all the documents that have emerged from the Darren Wilson grand jury is the one attributed to Witness 40. These are the pages pulled from her '' I assume her based on writing style '' diary entries from the day Michael Brown was shot, August 9, 2014. She does not appear to have been interviewed. On the face of things, Witness 40 fully corroborates the testimony of Officer Wilson. I leave the grammar uncorrected. “The cop was wobbling,” she wrote from her anxious perch in a silver Pontiac stopped behind Wilson’s car, “the big kid turned

Thousands of Documents: IRS Gave Taxpayer Information To White House

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Daily Caller, by Patrick Howley Posted By: StormCnter- Fri, 28 12 2014 10:12:22 GMT The IRS’ improper disclosure of taxpayer information to the White House was extensively investigated, according to thousands of documents the Department of Justice (DOJ) is currently sitting on and could release within the next two weeks. The Daily Caller first reported that ex'IRS official Lois Lerner and White House policy adviser Jeanne Lambrew exchanged confidential taxpayer information about a conservative group that was suing to stop Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate in 2012. Now, with 30,000 Lerner emails set to be turned over to Congress, new information is surfacing about the White House'IRS information pipeline. The legal advocacy firm Cause of Action sued the

Obama bombs in Iran again

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New York Daily News, by Editorial Posted By: StormCnter- Fri, 28 58 2014 09:58:12 GMT The supreme religious leader of Iran has confirmed what many Americans already knew: The seven'month extension of talks on Iran’s nuclear program is a victory for the fanatics in Tehran and a serious setback for the world. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei crowed that, in blowing through the deadline set for Iran to agree to curbs on its uranium enrichment, the West had failed to cow a resurgent Islamic Republic. “In the nuclear issue,” he told fellow mullahs, “America and colonial European countries got together and did their best to bring the Islamic Republic to its knees — but they could not do so

Feds have sunk $65M into stalled Eisenhower memorial never built

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Washington Times, by Drew Johnson Posted By: Pluperfect- Fri, 28 52 2014 09:52:54 GMT A memorial planned to honor one of the great American leaders of the 20th century has instead become a monument to government waste. In 1999 Congress authorized building a Washington memorial to honor Dwight D. Eisenhower for his service as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe during World War II and his guidance of the country as its 34th president. Fifteen years later the project has already cost American taxpayers more than $65 million. And quarrels between the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission on the one hand and Congress and the Eisenhower family on the other hand mean
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