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N.Y. feminists protest ‘sexist’ billboard advertising kitchen: ‘I prefer an office’

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 19:34
Washington Times (DC), by Jessica Chasmar Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 25 06 2015 09:06:16 GMT Feminist students from Siena College in upstate New York have taken to the streets to protest a local billboard advertising a kitchen that says, “Your wife wants me.” A group of protesters gathered Tuesday at the billboard, posted by Teakwood Builders Inc., along Route 9 in Newtonville, a local ABC affiliate reported. Female students held signs that read “I prefer an office,” “Men can make their own sandwiches,” “Women left the kitchen decades ago,” and “I can buy my own kitchen,” the station reported. “[The billboard] implies that men are the primary financial supporters of women and that women are materialistic

Bergdahl charged with desertion

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 19:16
Fox News, by Staff Posted By: earlybird- Wed, 25 58 2015 08:58:41 GMT Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was captured by the Taliban after abandoning his post in Afghanistan, then freed five years later in exchange for five Guantanamo detainees in a deal hailed by the White House but blasted by his fellow soldiers, was charged Wednesday with desertion. (Snip) Bergdahl disappeared from his base in the eastern Afghanistan province of Paktika on June 30, 2009. A private first class at the time, he had three days earlier emailed his parents expressing disillusionment with the war. "The future is too good to waste on lies," Bergdahl wrote, according to the late Rolling Stone reporter Michael

Hair buns for 400, Alex: Mystery over Michelle Obama’s new ‘do on ‘Jeopardy’ solved

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 19:16
New York Daily News, by Alex Edelman Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 25 53 2015 08:53:45 GMT The toughest question from Tuesday night’s “Jeopardy” has been solved. The mystery surrounding a possible change in the hairstyle of Michelle Obama, who appeared on the nightly trivia game show this week, is over — after a closer look at the video of her spot revealed that the First Lady had simply pulled her hair back into a bun. (Video) Obama, 51, had taped a spot with “Jeopardy” to pose questions to contestants about healthy cooking. But her appearance, in which the lighting and the way her hair was styled made it seem as if she had gone bald or

Obama On Obamacare Anniversary: ‘We’ve Made Our Share Of Mistakes’ [VIDEO]

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 19:16
Daily Caller (DC), by Alex Griswold Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 25 47 2015 08:47:33 GMT During a speech marking the fifth anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama noted that “we’ve made our share of mistakes” when it came to the law. (VIDEO: Former Obama Official: ‘Mistakes Were Made. Presidents Make Mistakes.’) “[H]ealth reform is really hard,” Obama said, “and the people here who are in the trenches know that. Good people from both parties have tried and failed to get it done for 100 years, because every public policy has some trade'offs, especially when it affects one'sixth of the American economy and applies to the very personal needs of

Yemeni president flees the country by boat as rebels seize control of Aden and put bounty on his head

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 19:16
Daily Mail (UK), by John Hall Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 25 31 2015 08:31:45 GMT Yemen´s embattled president has fled the country by sea after Houthi rebels advanced on the southern port city where he was taking refuge, captured his defence minister and seized the airport. Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi was initially smuggled out of Aden just hours after the Shiite rebels´ own TV station declared the capture of nearby strategic airbase and arrested the country´s defence minister. The air base is only 35 miles from Aden, where Hadi had established a temporary capital since fleeing Yemen´s Houthi'controlled capital Sanaa last month. U.S. and European troops were also based there while advising the government on

Clinton hit with racketeering lawsuit over emails

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 18:59
The Hill (Washington, DC), by Jesse Byrnes Posted By: StormCnter- Wed, 25 27 2015 08:27:13 GMT The conservative group Freedom Watch has filed a racketeering lawsuit against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that accuses her of failing to produce documents under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The civil suit, filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, argues that Clinton used her private emails to sell access to other officials in return for donations to the Clinton Foundation. It alleges that, during her tenure, Clinton withheld documents requested under FOIA regarding State Department waivers given to businesses or individuals doing business with Iran, possibly undermining U.S.-imposed sanctions. The complaint, which lists Bill

Don’t believe Obama’s faux outrage at Netanyahu

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 18:41
Washington Post, by David Bernstein Posted By: StormCnter- Wed, 25 25 2015 08:25:16 GMT Last week, I criticized Bibi for making statements at the close of his campaign that may have helped him peel off a few voters from right'wing parties, but that he had to know would cost Israel diplomatically. In particular, he stated that given regional instability and Palestinian PM Abbas’s collaboration with Hamas, there would be no Palestinian state under his watch–a statement not surprisingly simplified in the international media into “Netanyahu walks back his support for the two'state solution.” As I pointed out, the statement was effectively meaningless, because Netanyahu could finesse it away at any time, and it’s not like

Feds Paid Politico $432K in 2014

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 18:41
Weekly Standard, by Jeryl Bier Posted By: StormCnter- Wed, 25 23 2015 08:23:16 GMT Since Politico, a politics'focused website and newspaper, launched its subscription'based news service Politico Pro in 2011, government agencies have increasingly turned to the service to keep abreast of the latest developments in their spheres of policy. Government records show fiscal year 2011 contracts with the owner of Politico, Capitol News Company, totaling $41,900. By fiscal year 2014, there were no fewer than twenty'eight contracts with sixteen different departments and agencies, including the Executive Office of the President, totaling $431,800. A chart from the USASpending.gov website illustrates the trend (including the first five and a half months of fiscal year 2015):

Trump brings birther charge against Cruz

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 17:50
The Hill (Washington, DC), by Ben Kamisar Posted By: PageTurner- Wed, 25 22 2015 08:22:06 GMT Real estate tycoon Donald Trump cast doubt Monday on whether Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) can run for president, because Cruz was born in Canada. "It’s a hurdle; somebody could certainly look at it very seriously," Trump said during a phone interview Monday on My Fox New York. "He was born in Canada. If you know and when we all studied our history lessons, you are supposed to be born in this country, so I just don´t know how the courts will rule on this." Trump, who says he is exploring a bid for president in 2016, was part of the "birther" movement

Bowe Bergdahl Charged with Desertion - Obama White House Said He Was “Swiftboated”

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 17:15
Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 25 08 2015 08:08:11 GMT Bowe Bergdahl deserted his platoon not once, but twice. He also sought out the Taliban after he deserted his post. Daily Mail: At least five US heroes and as many as 14 were lost looking for Bowe Bergdahl. Lt Darryn Andrews, from Dallas, Texas, died at the age of 34 on Sept 4, 2009 during his second tour of Afghanistan. He was searching for deserter Bowe Bergdahl. (Photo) The Obama White House accused Bowe Bergdahl’s platoon mates of “swiftboating” him after the Obama White House released Five Gitmo terrorists for the traitor. “Swiftboating” is a term used by Democrats to describe an unfair

´You were incredible´: Pentagon contractor and her daughter, 22, are identified as two of three Americans killed in French Alps plane crash

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 17:15
Daily Mail (UK) & Associated Press, by David McCormack & Staff Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 25 00 2015 08:00:41 GMT Two of the three Americans who died in the Germanwings plane crash in the southern French Alps on Tuesday have been named as U.S. government contractor Yvonne Selke, 57, and her graduate daughter Emily of Nokesville, Virginia. Yvonne was a longtime and highly regarded employee of Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., while Emily had graduated from Drexel University, Philadelphia, in 2013. Raymond Selke confirmed on Wednesday that his wife and daughter were among the 150 people who died on a Germanwings flight from Spain to Germany the day before. Scroll down for video

Top military brass resisting calls to lift transgender ban

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 17:15
Associated Press, by Staff Posted By: KarenJ1- Wed, 25 51 2015 07:51:13 GMT WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Ash Carter has gotten pushback from senior military leaders on whether the Pentagon should lift its ban on transgender people serving in the armed forces, according to U.S. officials familiar with the discussions. Carter initially told troops in Afghanistan that he was open'minded when asked if the Defense Department was planning to remove one of the last gender' or sexuality'based barriers to military service. But defense officials said members of his top brass told Carter that they had serious reservations. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter

1,000 U.S. Soldiers on Ground Ops in Eastern Europe

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 16:58
Breitbart National Security, by Staff Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 25 36 2015 07:36:39 GMT This story originally appeared at Military Times: More than 1,000 U.S. troops were moving across Eastern Europe on Tuesday on several training exercises, the latest effort to reassure allied nations anxious about recent Russian military aggression, a Pentagon official said. About 200 paratroopers with the Army’s Italy-based 173rd Airborne Brigade jumped into the Smarden training area in Romania along with heavy artillery equipment including howitzers. Simultaneously, up to 600 soldiers from the Army’s Germany-based 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, launched a simulated ground assault from Romania’s Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base near the Black Sea.

White House Continues to Back Yemen as Model For Successful Counterterrorism

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 16:58
ABC News, by Mary Bruce & Jonathan Karl Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 25 30 2015 07:30:27 GMT (Video) The White House continues to hail Yemen '' a country that is descending into chaos '' as a model for fighting extremism, Press Secretary Josh Earnest said today. “The White House does continue to believe that a successful counter'terrorism strategy is one that will build up the capacity of the central government to have local fighters on the ground to take the fight to extremists in their own country,” Earnest told reporters at the White House. “That is a template that has succeeded in mitigating the threat that we face from extremists in places like Yemen.” President Obama has

U.S. military: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to be charged with desertion

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 16:58
Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor Posted By: KarenJ1- Wed, 25 25 2015 07:25:13 GMT WASHINGTON - A U.S. official says the Army sergeant who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held by the Taliban for five years will be court martialed on charges of desertion and avoiding military service. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will also be charged with misbehavior before the enemy, said the official, who was not authorized to discuss the announcement publicly on the record and spoke on condition of anonymity. The U.S. military plans an announcement at Fort Bragg in North Carolina Wednesday afternoon. Bergdahl walked away from his post in Afghanistan and was captured, then released from Taliban capture in a prisoner exchange.

The Bergdahl Fiasco

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 16:58
American Thinker, by Jonathan Keiler Posted By: earlybird- Wed, 25 24 2015 07:24:28 GMT The languishing case of Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl continues to raise serious questions about whether the Obama administration is illegally influencing the military justice system. It would not be the first time either, as Obama’s political views on Islam clearly prejudiced and dragged out the prosecution of former Major Nidal Hassan, the Fort Hood terrorist. Both cases bear the marks of improper “command influence” on the military. This is most clearly evident in the tormented and confusing delays in processing both cases, reflective of the Army’s struggle to maintain at least a veneer of objectivity, while marching to Obama’s tune. The

Bowe Bergdahl, once missing U.S. soldier, charged with desertion

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 16:40
Washington Post, by Dan Lamothe Posted By: BaseballFan- Wed, 25 23 2015 07:23:44 GMT Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier who was recovered in Afghanistan last spring after five years in captivity, faces charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, according to his lawyer. Eugene Fidell, Bergdahl’s attorney, told The Washington Post that his client was handed a charge sheet on Tuesday. Army officials announced they will provide an update in his case at 3:30 p.m. at Fort Bragg, N.C., but declined to discuss new developments ahead of the news conference. Bergdahl, 28, went missing from his base in Paktika province on June 30, 2009, and is believed to have grown disillusioned with

Bowe Bergdahl Charged With Desertion, Lawyer Says

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 16:40
ABC News, by Luis Martinez and Lee Ferran Posted By: earlybird- Wed, 25 20 2015 07:20:58 GMT American soldier and former Taliban captive Bowe Bergdahl has been charged with desertion for allegedly walking off his post in Afghanistan in 2009, Bergdahl´s attorney told ABC News today. Bergdahl was freed after five years in Taliban captivity in a controversial deal last year in which the U.S. agreed to release five mid' to high'level Taliban figures from detention in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. President Obama called it a "good day" when Bergdahl was freed, but critics, including some high'ranking Republicans, loudly denounced the deal, likening it to negotiating with terrorists. Also, lawmakers complained that Congress had not been consulted about the exchange,

Prez taunts GOP critics on 5th anniversary of Obamacare: ‘It’s working’

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 16:40
Washington Times, by Dave Boyer Posted By: KarenJ1- Wed, 25 19 2015 07:19:12 GMT President Obama celebrated the fifth anniversary of Obamacare Wednesday by taunting Republican critics of the health care law. “We have been promised a lot of things in the past five years that didn’t turn out to be the case — death panels, doom, a serious alternative from Republicans in Congress,” Mr. Obama said at the White House. “It’s not the fiscal disaster critics warned about for five years.” Addressing an audience of health care professionals and other invited guests, Mr. Obama said the Affordable Care Act is working by providing better quality health care while controlling costs. “This law is

The Unraveling

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 16:22
Weekly Standard, by Stephen F. Hayes Posted By: Drive- Wed, 25 18 2015 07:18:40 GMT Late in the afternoon of Saturday, May 31, Barack Obama strode confidently to a lectern in the White House Rose Garden flanked by the parents of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, a soldier who had gone missing from his platoon in the mountains of Afghanistan in June 2009. “This morning I called Bob and Jani Bergdahl and told them that after nearly five years in captivity, their son, Bowe, is coming home,” Obama said. The president thanked service members who “recovered Sergeant Bergdahl and brought him safely out of harm’s way.”