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GOP: It´s Probably in the Bag but Stay Engaged!

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 14:43
American Thinker, by Lloyd Marcus Posted By: SpeedMaster- Fri, 24 25 2014 03:25:25 GMT For crying out loud, GOP, please, please, please stand for something! There is a verse in the Bible that says, You are neither hot nor cold. You are lukewarm, and I spew you out of my mouth. Even God considers spineless, noncommittal, wimpy, lukewarm behavior distasteful. Conservative'leaning media and pundits all over TV are predicting that the GOP will win big in a week or so; a majority in the U.S. Senate is almost a done deal. However, I caution our side not to count our chickens before they hatch. Polls show that we have shaky narrow leads in some states and

Judge tosses S.F. law meant to shield evicted tenants

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 14:24
San Francisco Chronicle, by Bob Egelco Posted By: StormCnter- Fri, 24 57 2014 02:57:47 GMT San Francisco apartment owners scored a major victory Tuesday when a federal judge declared unconstitutional the city’s attempt to shield evicted tenants from soaring rents by substantially increasing the relocation fees the tenants must be paid by landlords who decide to get out of the rental business. The law, which took effect in June, requires property owners to pay displaced tenants the difference for two years between the current rent and the amount needed to rent a comparable unit in the city at market rates. The amounts can exceed $100,000, though they are usually much less. That violates property rights, said

Daily glass of wine aids memory (if you´re over 60)

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 13:33
Telegraph [UK], by Victoria Ward Posted By: Attercliffe- Fri, 24 53 2014 02:53:08 GMT Drinking almost one glass of wine a day can sharpen the memory of people over the age of 60, research has found. Older people who consume between one and six alcoholic drinks a week have a “significantly” better ability to recall memories of events than those who do not drink at all or who drink a lot more, according to scientists. Moderate alcohol consumption''up to two alcohol beverages a day''amongst the over 60s was found to preserve the region of the brain responsible for memory and cognition. Younger people considered light or moderate drinkers do not benefit in the same

TWO friends quarantined amid fears he gave them deadly virus: Potential victims in isolation ' and there could be more after medic spent SEVEN days riding the subway,*

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 13:33
Daily Mail [UK], by Louise Boyle** Posted By: Attercliffe- Fri, 24 41 2014 02:41:29 GMT There is growing concern today for those closest to New York´s Ebola'stricken doctor after his fiancée and two friends were placed in quarantine. Dr Craig Spencer, 33, is being cared for in isolation at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan after being confirmed as the first Ebola case in the country´s most populous city. He was taken in an ambulance by a hazmat crew from his home in Harlem on Thursday morning with 100.3F fever, diarrhea, nausea, pain and fatigue. The NYPD were seen cordoning off the street where the doctor lives with his 30'year'old fiancee, Morgan Dixon.

FBI warns media: Journalists ´desirable targets´ for ISIL

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 13:07
Politico, by Dylan Byers Posted By: StormCnter- Fri, 24 06 2014 02:06:05 GMT The Federal Bureau of Investigation sent a bulletin to reporters on Thursday warning that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant had identified reporters and media personalities as "desirable targets" for retribution attacks against the United States. "The FBI assesses, based on open source statements and postings, that [ISIL] members and supporters view members of the US media establishment as legitimate targets for retribution attacks as the US'led air campaign against ISIL in Iraq and Syria continues," the FBI bulletin states. "Online supporters of ISIL have called—via various social media sites—for retaliation against the United States and US interests abroad,

SPOILER ALERT: This is How the Midterm Elections Turn Out

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 13:07
National Review Online, by Jim Geraghty Posted By: StormCnter- Fri, 24 03 2014 02:03:26 GMT From the last Morning Jolt of the week: Suggests Some Close Races Are Pretty Much Over Sean Trende deserves some sort of medal for this chart:(Snip for graphic)He notes, “This trove of data dates back to 1998, and covers all manner of races: Senate, House, gubernatorial, and presidential.” As of Thursday, we were thirteen days from the election. Let’s use the RealClearPolitics average and see how things look for the big Senate races. Let’s start with the good news for Republicans. In Arkansas, Tom Cotton is enjoying a 5.5 point lead. 86 percent chance of victory! In Colorado, Cory Gardner has a 4 point lead. 91 percent chance of victory! In Alaska, Dan Text corrected by Staff*

Obama Is Too Cool for Crisis Management

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 13:07
Bloomberg Businessweek, by Joshua Green Posted By: MissMolly- Fri, 24 58 2014 01:58:42 GMT By the time President Obama gave in and appointed an Ebola czar on Oct. 17, the White House response to this latest national crisis had already run a familiar course: the initial assurance that everything was under control; the subsequent realization that it wasn’t; the delay as administration officials appeared conflicted about what to do; and the growing frustration with a president who seemed a step or two behind each new development. Meanwhile, public anxiety mounted as cable news hysteria filled the vacuum and shaped the perception of the unfolding crisis. Obama calmly insisted there was nothing to worry about when

Hero Grandpa – North Carolina Home Invasion: Seriously Wounded Grandfather Shoots 3 Thugs (Kills One) As They Attempted To Rape*

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 13:07
Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance Posted By: Emerson- Fri, 24 47 2014 01:47:52 GMT Grandpa was shot multiple times by three thugs yet he did not stop shooting back. He killed one thug and wounded two thugs who were arrested in the hospital. Grandpa is in an Intensive Care Unit…. ((Prayers)) LUMBERTON, NC - A grandfather shot back and is believed to have killed a suspect in a home-invasion and attempted rape of his teen granddaughter on Monday night, Robeson County Sheriff’s officials said.The grandfather was also shot – but he also managed to shoot the 2 other suspects in the home-invasion and attempted rape, Text corrected by Staff

Tracing Ebola Patient’s Possible Contacts Creates Host of Challenges for New York City

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 13:07
New York Times, by Anemona Hartocollis Posted By: Desert Fox- Fri, 24 25 2014 01:25:17 GMT New York City’s first confirmed case of Ebola has raised complicated logistical issues of how to trace the possible contacts of an infected patient in a city of more than 8 million people with a sprawling mass transit system and a large population of workers who commute every day from surrounding suburbs and states. By the time the patient, Dr. Craig Spencer, an emergency doctor who had recently returned from Guinea, arrived at Bellevue Hospital Center in Manhattan by ambulance on Thursday, he was seriously ill, officials said. Dr. Spencer complicated the tracing process when he told health officials that just the

Are Colorado Polls Underestimating Democratic Turnout?

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 13:07
NBC News, by Mark Murray Posted By: Desert Fox- Fri, 24 23 2014 01:23:10 GMT Is it possible that pollsters are underestimating the size and composition of Colorado´s electorate in the upcoming Nov. 4 '' given that the state now mails ballots to its voters? Democrats seeing incumbent Sen. Mark Udall, D'Colo., trailing in most public polls to Republican Cory Gardner certainly hope that´s the case. And now they have data backing it up, according to a new poll of 400 Coloradoans who voted in the 2012 presidential contest but not the 2010 midterms, plus those who were recently registered. This poll, conducted by the Democratic'leaning group Project New America, finds that 82 percent of these so'called "drop'off"

Lewinsky mistreated by authorities in investigation of Clinton, report says

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:46
Washington Post, by Rosalind S. Helderman Posted By: Toledo- Fri, 24 13 2014 01:13:06 GMT When onetime White House intern Monica S. Lewinsky broke her silence with a major speech this week, one subject brought her nearly to tears. Lewinsky’s voice cracked as she recalled the moment in January 1998 when she was first confronted by FBI agents and lawyers working for Kenneth W. Starr’s Office of Independent Counsel, who threatened her and her mother with criminal prosecution if she did not agree to wear a wire against President Bill Clinton. Lewinsky, now 41, has long felt that she was mistreated by authorities in the 12'hour marathon session, which began as an ambush at the food court

Fast & Furious cover'up enters new and absurd stage

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:26
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson Posted By: Desert Fox- Fri, 24 10 2014 01:10:24 GMT Judicial Watch has been tenacious in pursuing the truth behind the outrageous operation known as Fast & Furious, by which the United States government provided weapons illegally to Mexican drug cartels, resulting in hundreds of deaths in Mexico, and the death of at least one US law enforcement officer. The response of the Obama administration has been to stonewall at every step, indicating that there is something to hide, possibly criminal behavior. Yesterday, it was revealed that the Obama administration is claiming executive privilege to keep secret a farcical array of documents, including emails sent my the Attorney General Eric Holder

Can Obama Find Thumpin’ to Say?

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:26
Wall Street Journal, by Peggy Noonan Posted By: jackson- Fri, 24 50 2014 12:50:43 GMT No one knows what’s going to happen next week, never mind Nov. 4. But it is increasingly reasonable to believe what a grizzled journalistic veteran of the campaign trail said last week in conversation. The election will be a wave for Republicans; the only question is whether it will be a big one or a small one. We have criticized Republican lack of a higher meaning. Strangely absent this cycle are candidates who make us believe the one thing every American wants to believe, is desperate to believe: We can come back. America can pump out jobs again, boom again, be

Ferguson Police Break Up Ugly Brawl Involving Michael Brown´s Mother, Grandmother and Cousin

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:26
American Thinker, by Catharine Evans Posted By: trapper- Fri, 24 47 2014 12:47:21 GMT A 911 call went out Saturday in Ferguson, Missouri where Michael Brown’s mother Lesley McSpadden was allegedly involved in a violent brawl with her dead son’s grandmother and cousin. According to a Fox affiliate, the fight started a few blocks from the street where Brown was shot and killed on August 9. The altercation allegedly ensued from a dispute about who had the right to sell Mike Brown merchandise. Police sources tell us Brown`s Grandmother, Pearlie Gordon, along with Brown`s Cousin Tony Petty, were selling t'shirts and other Michael Brown merchandise. A police report describes a car pulling up and

As America´s Kids Starve On Government Lunches, Illegals Get Second Helpings And Gitmo´s Finest Get Fat

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:26
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial Posted By: PageTurner- Fri, 24 46 2014 12:46:25 GMT Politics: As children across America tweet photos of their meager school lunches, Gitmo detainees are fattening up and illegal aliens are getting second helpings. How our government sets priorities is just amazing. ´Our greatest assets are our children," President Obama said last month as he signed something called "America´s Promise Summit Declaration" that pledged in part to keep children "healthy." But healthy´s hardly the word that comes to mind when you read all the "#thanksObama" commentary on Twitter and other social media by disgusted kids posting photos of their government'issued victuals. In a bid to meet the rigid regulations of the Healthy, Hunger'Free

Who says Obamacare isn´t major factor in midterms?

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 11:48
Washington Examiner, by Byron York Posted By: Toledo- Fri, 24 38 2014 12:38:53 GMT Some Democrats and their advocates in the press believe Obamacare, a year into implementation, is no longer much of a factor in the midterm elections. But no one has told Republican candidates, who are still pounding away at the Affordable Care Act on the stump. And no one has told voters, especially those in states with closely contested Senate races, who regularly place it among the top issues of the campaign. In Arkansas, Republican challenger Tom Cotton is pulling ahead of incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor partly on the strength of a relentless focus on Obamacare. Cotton´s newest ad attacks Pryor

The US and selective support for separatism

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 11:48
AsiaTimes Online, by Brian Cloughley Posted By: Sanchin- Fri, 24 49 2014 11:49:18 GMT In February 2008, the ethnically Albanian province of Kosovo declared itself to be separate from Serbia of which it had been part for 60 years. There was no referendum on sovereignty by its 2.1 million inhabitants. The declaration was greeted with warm approval by the United States. In March, the ethnically Russian province of Crimea declared itself to be separate from Ukraine of which it had been part for 60 years. There was a referendum on sovereignty by its 2.4 million inhabitants. The declaration was strongly condemned by the United States.

Moody´s gives city of Charleston triple'A bond rating

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 11:28
Post & Courier [Charleston, SC], by Diane Knich Posted By: Attercliffe- Fri, 24 30 2014 11:30:00 GMT Moody´s Investors Service has given the city of Charleston the highest possible bond rating, a move Mayor Joe Riley says will save taxpayers´ money because the city will get better interest rates when it borrows money for building projects. Riley said the city has had a very good week. On Friday, Conde Nast declared Charleston the top tourist destination in the world. Then Wednesday, it´s bond rating from Moody´s was upgraded from Aa1 to Aaa. "It´s a wonderful financial badge of merit," Riley said of the rating boost. Charleston is the first city in South Carolina to get top ratings

Haley makes new appointments to public health committee as Ebola precaution

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 10:28
Post & Courier [Charleston, SC], by Lauren Sausser Posted By: Attercliffe- Fri, 24 26 2014 11:26:56 GMT Gov. Nikki Haley appointed eight people in less than two weeks to sit on a committee required by state law to advise her in case of a public health emergency. The South Carolina Public Health Emergency Plan Committee must be consulted before the governor declares any public health emergency. The law instructs the governor to make the committee appointments and outlines the positions that should be filled. For example, an infectious disease doctor, a coroner from an urban county and a medical examiner must be represented. On Monday, Haley held a public meeting on Ebola preparedness in South Carolina.

US makes some light rail stations off limits to gov’t staffers in Israel

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 10:28
Jewish Telegraphic Agency [Israel], by Staff Posted By: Attercliffe- Fri, 24 19 2014 11:19:12 GMT JERUSALEM (JTA) ' U.S. government personnel have been restricted from using Jerusalem Light Rail stations in parts of eastern Jerusalem for a month. The U.S. State Department announced the ban Thursday in a security message emailed to Americans in Israel the day after a terrorist attack on a light rail station left an infant dead and seven people injured. The restriction is for the area where Wednesday’s attack occurred and further into eastern Jerusalem. The restriction will be reviewed after 30 days. Also in the security message, U.S. citizens were warned against entering eastern Jerusalem neighborhoods that have been the