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Officer Involved Shooting at MSP International Airport, 2 Hospitalized

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KSTP'TV [Minneapolis St Paul], by Morgan Wolfe Posted By: voxpopuli- Mon, 27 40 2015 04:40:35 GMT An officer and one other person were hospitalized following a shooting at Minneapolis'St. Paul International Airport Saturday night. There was a report of suspicious individuals at the Terminal 1 rental car ramp on the second floor around 9:30 p.m., according to airport police. Once officers arrived and began investigating, police said a vehicle intentionally drove at them, resulting in the officers opening fire on the vehicle. Abdulkadir Sheikh Mahmoud, 36, was the driver of the vehicle and faces aggravated assault charges.

Our Mean'Spirited President Cuts Loose

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Power Line, by John Hinderaker Posted By: Dreadnought- Mon, 27 07 2015 04:07:14 GMT There has been quite a bit of news coverage of this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Don’t ask me why. The annual lovefest between Democratic politicians and Democratic journalists hasn’t generated any actual news in a long time. But this year’s event was perhaps notable because it exposed our president’s bitterness, as he approaches the end of his term. Humor is often revealing. Obama began with a joke that would be considered crude in a junior high school locker room: After the midterm elections, my advisors asked me, “Mr. President, do you have a bucket list?” And I said, “Well,

Clinton Foundation addresses disclosure of $31M Canadian donation, re'filing IRS revenue forms

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Fox News, by Staff Posted By: Dreadnought- Mon, 27 01 2015 04:01:37 GMT The Clinton Foundation acknowledged Sunday that the nonprofit group “made mistakes” in IRS filings and defended its disclosure of controversial contributions from a Canadian financier, following days of intense public scrutiny about foundation finances. “We made mistakes, as many organizations of our size do, but we are acting quickly to remedy them,” foundation executive Maura Pally wrote on the foundation website. “And [we] have taken steps to ensure they don´t happen in the future.” The donations were called into question last week by Peter Schweizer, author of the soon'to'be'released book “Clinton Cash.” Schweizer found Canadian financier Frank Giustra gave $31.1

Gay marriage advocates expect Supreme Court to rule in their favor

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Washington Times, by Valerie Richardson and Cheryl Wetzstein Posted By: Dreadnought- Mon, 27 57 2015 03:57:43 GMT Advocates on both sides of the gay marriage issue prepared Sunday for High Noon — at 10 p.m. Tuesday. At that hour, perhaps the nation’s most contentious political issue will get its day in court, as the Supreme Court prepares to hear oral arguments in four cases that gay marriage advocates say will go down in history as landmarks of anti'discrimination law. Competing rallies have been planned outside the high court Tuesday morning. More than a dozen people had already started camping out on the sidewalk near the court by Saturday morning in hopes of getting one of the coveted

Obama equals Ronald Reagan popularity as economy, gas prices boost job approval

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Washington Times, by Ben Wolfgang Posted By: Dreadnought- Mon, 27 55 2015 03:55:38 GMT President Obama has reached Reagan'like levels of popularity in the twilight of his tenure, but analysts say his bounce can be attributed largely to the fact that he is fading into the political background as the next presidential race kicks into high gear and as Congress claims a surprising number of concrete legislative accomplishments. Mr. Obama’s job approval rating stands at 46.4 percent, his highest mark in nearly two years, according to a recent Gallup survey. The figure puts him in the company of President Reagan, whose approval rating also hovered around 46 percent at the same point in his

George W. Bush, saying voters do not like dynasties, plans to stay off campaign trail

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Washington Post, by Matea Gold Posted By: Dreadnought- Mon, 27 51 2015 03:51:54 GMT LAS VEGAS — Former president George W. Bush plans to stay off the 2016 campaign trail as his younger brother prepares to mount a presidential bid, telling a group of Republican Jewish donors here that he does not want to fuel an anti'dynastic backlash. At a closed'door dinner Saturday night before nearly 800 members of the Republican Jewish Coalition, the 43rd president noted that it could hurt former Florida governor Jeb Bush if he campaigned alongside another Bush who served in the White House, according to several attendees. “He said that one of the challenges his brother is going to

Clinton Foundation acknowledges ‘mistakes,’ emphasizes transparency

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Washington Post, by Rosalind S. Helderman Posted By: Dreadnought- Mon, 27 39 2015 03:39:33 GMT With scrutiny of the Clinton Foundation’s financial practices threatening to create political problems for Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign, the organization on Sunday took the unusual step of acknowledging “mistakes,” but insisted that it is committed to transparency regarding its donors and operations around the world. Nevertheless, the foundation explained for the first time publicly that one of its affiliates — a Canada'based charity that bears Bill Clinton’s name — would continue to keep its donors secret because of restrictions in Canadian law. The statement, in a blog post from the foundation’s acting chief executive, Maura Pally, followed the organization’s

Carly Fiorina, in Iowa, vows to keep throwing punches at Hillary Clinton

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Washington Post, by Jenna Johnson Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Mon, 27 23 2015 03:23:15 GMT Waukee, IA — Within seconds of taking the stage in the packed suburban megachurch Saturday night, Carly Fiorina was mocking Hillary Rodham Clinton — and offering herself as a Republican alternative. Fiorina, a wealthy former corporate chief executive, compared Clinton’s recent visit to the state with her own five-day tour: Clinton traveled 1,200 miles from the East Coast in a luxury van, while she drove 1,222 miles on Iowa roads. Clinton stopped for a Chipotle burrito or a “carefully scripted meeting,” while Fiorina said she talked openly to 2,400 Iowans in 15 cities and towns. “I have to tell you, I will take Casey’s pizza in

Campaigning on the future, not the past

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Washington Times, by Grayson Brulte Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Mon, 27 00 2015 03:00:53 GMT When the 45th president of the United States of America is sworn into office on Jan. 20, 2017, it will be a moment to rejoice and reflect upon how one person reached the highest office in the land. To get there, the newly elected president would have been forced to make difficult decisions, which led to winning his (or her) party’s nomination for president. One of those decisions is whether to embrace innovation and technology, or pass it over as a mere blip on the radar. The candidate who disregards innovation and technology will not become the 45th president. Instead, victory will go to the candidate who wholeheartedly embraces it.

George W. Bush Bashes Obama on Middle East

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Bloomberg View, by Josh Rogin Posted By: ketchuplover- Mon, 27 45 2015 02:45:32 GMT In a closed'door meeting with Jewish Donors Saturday night, former President George W. Bush delivered his harshest public criticisms to date against his successor on foreign policy, saying that President Barack Obama is being naïve about Iran and the pending nuclear deal and losing the war against the Islamic State. One attendee at the Republican Jewish Coalition session, held at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas with owner Sheldon Adelson in attendance, transcribed large portions of Bush’s remarks. The former president, who rarely ever criticizes Obama in public, at first remarked that the idea of re'entering the political arena was

Israeli airstrike kills team of militants laying explosive on northern border

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United Press International, by Fred Lambert Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Mon, 27 43 2015 02:43:44 GMT Majdal Shams, Israel ' The Israeli Air Force killed a team of four militants planting an explosive device near the country´s northern border on Sunday, according to reports. The Israeli Defense Force eliminated a "a group of armed terrorists" that was "identified while clearly laying a mine," near the Golan Heights town of Majdal Shams, on the slopes of Mount Hermon, IDF spokesman Col. Peter Lerner was quoted by the Times of Israel as saying. The IDF released a statement saying it would "not accept any attempt to attack or infringe Israel´s sovereignty," and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was quoted by

Justices to Hear Challenge That Argues Lethal-Injection Drug Causes Agony

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New York Times, by Erik Eckholm Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Mon, 27 36 2015 02:36:37 GMT The use of a lethal-injection drug involved in prolonged, apparently agonizing executions last year will come under scrutiny in the Supreme Court on Wednesday as the justices hear a case brought by three condemned prisoners from Oklahoma. The prisoners, convicted murderers, are challenging the use of the sedative midazolam as the first step in executions. Lawyers for the prisoners, with the support of many medical experts, say that even if properly administered, the drug cannot reliably cause deep unconsciousness before the injection of other extremely painful agents that cause death. Oklahoma and several other states have

Russian hackers obtained Obama´s unclassified emails, report says

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Fox News, by Staff Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Mon, 27 19 2015 02:19:39 GMT Russian hackers reportedly obtained some of President Obama’s emails when the White House’s unclassified computer system was hacked last year, indicating that the breach was significantly more intrusive than originally thought. (Snip) Officials did not tell The Times how many emails were obtained, but admitted that the unclassified system often contains highly sensitive information that includes schedules, email exchanges with ambassadors and diplomats, and debates about policy and legislation. The president’s email account itself does not appear to have been hacked No classified networks were compromised and hackers

Fleeing Hillary: Top Dem money man departs because Clinton hasn’t answered ethics questions

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Washington Times, by S. A. Miller Posted By: Dreadnought- Mon, 27 56 2015 01:56:17 GMT A top Democratic moneyman recruited by Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign has put fundraising activities on hold, saying he can’t do it with a clear conscience because the former secretary of state has too many unanswered questions swirling around her. New York businessman Jon Cooper, who Team Clinton enlisted for its elite corps of early fundraisers known as “HillStarters,” said that he decided not to tap his donor network for Mrs. Clinton because she hasn’t provided enough answers about foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation while she ran the State Department, her exclusive use of private email for

Three teens arrested after Colorado Springs carnival brawl

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The Gazette (Colorado Springs), by Ryan Maye Handy Posted By: zephyrgirl- Mon, 27 55 2015 01:55:00 GMT Three juveniles were arrested following a Saturday night brawl at a Colorado Springs carnival, where El Paso County Sheriff´s deputies and Colorado Springs Police officers struggled to control a crowd of more than 150 people. Deputies were called the Wright´s Amusements Giant Carnival at Powers and Palmer Park Boulevards just before 9 p.m. to break up a 15-person fight. "When deputies arrived it ended up being more like 75," said Jacqueline Kirby, a spokeswoman for the Sheriff's Office. Noelle Drobny was getting ready to leave the carnival with her husband, 6-year-old daughter and Drobny's 11-year-old

Illegal immigration plummets along southwest border: DHS

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Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Mon, 27 54 2015 01:54:34 GMT Illegal immigration across the U.S.-Mexico border is at its lowest rate in years, according to Department of Homeland Security figures released last week that signal the administration has managed not only to cut the flow of children and families from Central America, but also to keep Mexican migration slow. The border patrol caught just 151,705 illegal immigrants trying to cross the southwest border in the first six months of the fiscal year, which is a drop of 28 percent from the previous year, and is the lowest monthly average in recent records dating back to the end of the Clinton administration. Just as striking is the drop in

Gay Businessman Who Hosted Cruz Event Apologizes

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New York Times, by Maggie Haberman Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Mon, 27 44 2015 01:44:45 GMT Ian Reisner, one of the two gay hoteliers facing boycott calls for hosting an event for Senator Ted Cruz, who is adamantly opposed to gay marriage, apologized to the gay community for showing “poor judgment.” Mr. Reisner put the apology on Facebook, where a page calling for a boycott of his properties, the gay-friendly OUT NYC hotel and his Fire Island Pines holdings, had gotten more than 8,200 “likes” by Sunday evening. “I am shaken to my bones by the e-mails, texts, postings and phone calls of the past few days. I made a terrible mistake,” wrote Mr. Reisner. The New York Times first reported on the event,

Cowboy cook Kent Rollins at home on the range

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CBS News, by Staff Posted By: JoniTx- Mon, 27 07 2015 01:07:00 GMT (Video) For hungry cowboys out on the range, nothing hits the spot like the chuck wagon. Scott Simon of NPR has been sampling the menu: Kent and Shannon Rollins offer bright smiles and hot coffee on a cold prairie at 4 a.m. (along with eggs, sausage, gravy and biscuits), on the Calthan Cattle Company ranch near the very small town of Seymour, Texas. And company's coming! Cowboys ride up in trucks, hauling snorting horses in trailers behind them. They warm their hands over cups of coffee and take off their hats under the first streaks of sun, for a morning prayers. "Lord, I ask you to make us ever-mindful of the little

Stephanopoulos Floored as Gingrich, Bloomberg Editors Detail Seriousness of ‘Clinton Cash’

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Breitbart Big Journalism, by Matthew Boyle Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 26 12 2015 11:12:25 GMT The former public face of Bill Clinton’s White House—and current host of ABC News’ This Week—George Stephanopoulos was floored as two prominent journalists and the Republican Speaker of the House from his Clinton days, Newt Gingrich, laid out for him just how bad the “Clinton Cash” book is for his old bosses. During the show’s roundtable panel after Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer appeared on the show for a lengthy interview, Stephanopoulos teamed with Democratic strategist Donna Brazile in an attempt to discredit Schweizer. But it started with Stephanopoulos making a shocking admission: Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign wouldn’t send out

Michelle Obama unveils new curly hairstyle as she leads the way at the annual White House Correspondents´ Dinner with Katie Couric, Ivanka Trump and Bradley Cooper

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Daily Mail (UK), by Sophie Jane Evans Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 26 27 2015 10:27:28 GMT She typically wears her dark hair straight and glossy. But last night, First Lady Michelle Obama unveiled a new, curlier hairstyle for the annual White House Correspondents´ Dinner in Washington DC. Mrs Obama, 51, was spotted sporting tight curls and a glamorous gold dress as she chatted with Hollywood A'listers, politicians and reporters. She was joined at the glittering event by her husband, President Barack Obama, who later spoke in front of attendees and millions of viewers. In his speech, Obama lashed out at seven of his Republican enemies ' and also made jokes about both Hillary Clinton and his