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Why the Federal Reserve should be audited

13 hours 27 min ago
New York Post, by John Crudele Posted By: StormCnter- Tue, 01 21 2015 09:21:10 GMT It is time for a comprehensive audit of Janet Yellen ’s Federal Reserve — and not just for the reasons presidential candidate Rand Paul and others have given. The Fed needs to be audited to see if its ruling body has broken the law by manipulating financial markets that are outside its jurisdiction. A thorough investigation of the Fed will show once and for all if its former chief Ben Bernanke and current Chairwoman Yellen should go to jail. I know, that’s a bold statement coming as it does on Sept. 1, 2015, with Wall Street still in half'bloom. But it won’t

My End of August Election Predictions

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PJ Media, by Ron Radosh Posted By: StormCnter- Tue, 01 10 2015 09:10:57 GMT Donald Trump is right about one thing — so far his campaign has been incredibly successful. Despite his narcissism and his ad hominem attacks on other candidates and people who annoy him, he told his Nashville, Tennessee, audience: This is a movement. I don’t want it to be about me. This is about common sense. It’s about doing the right thing. At the beginning, many thought The Donald would flame out, but now it seems that some in the media, like Noah Millman at The Week, are not only accepting that his campaign is a serious threat to other Republicans as well

Federal judge: Moral objections enough to override HHS contraception mandate

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Hot Air, by Ed Morrissey Posted By: StormCnter- Tue, 01 06 2015 09:06:10 GMT In a stunning decision, a federal judge permanently barred the Department of Health and Human Services from enforcing the contraception mandate under ObamaCare against an employer for moral rather than explicitly religious grounds. Judge Richard Leon, the same DC district court judge that ruled the NSA phone collection program unconstitutional (and was reversed last week), rebuked the federal government for violating the Equal Protection clause by only allowing religious groups a waiver for objections to contraception and other products and services. Ruling in favor of March for Life, Leon said that the 14th Amendment demands equal protection for similarly situated

The Coming Conservative Crackup?

14 hours 22 min ago
Daily Caller, by Matt K. Lewis Posted By: StormCnter- Tue, 01 02 2015 09:02:10 GMT Does the rise of Donald Trump signal the end of conservatism as we know it? It’s premature to write the obituary, but one has to wonder if the patient isn’t terminally ill. Generally speaking, the modern conservative movement in America has represented three wings, loosely defined as a) classical liberals/libertarians/fiscal conservatives, b) social conservatives, and c) national security/foreign policy/defense hawks. Philosophically speaking, at least two of the three wings (fiscal and social conservatives) have every reason to oppose Trump, and the third wing (national defense hawks) should probably favor Marco Rubio or Lindsey Graham. By my count, Trump should be

State Department IT staff among those in the dark about Clinton´s private email address

14 hours 22 min ago
Fox News, by Chad Pergram & Ed Henry Posted By: Pluperfect- Tue, 01 57 2015 08:57:16 GMT Members of the State Department´s information technology team were among those who were unaware that Hillary Clinton was using a private e'mail address during her time as America´s top diplomat, the latest release of messages from the former secretary of state´s private server revealed late Monday. In one e'mail, dated February 27, 2010, an IT worker on the State Department´s computer "help desk" sends a message to Clinton´s e'mail address inquiring about why one of Clinton´s correspondents has been getting a "fatal error" when she tries to send messages to the secretary of state. Clinton forwarded the e'mail to her top aide,

Mystery shrouds shooting of cop outside Atlanta

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CBS News, by Staff Posted By: Pluperfect- Tue, 01 52 2015 08:52:57 GMT ATLANTA '' A police officer was shot and critically wounded Monday when he responded to a call of a suspicious person and showed up at the wrong house, authorities said. The homeowner was also shot in the leg and his dog was killed in what DeKalb County police Chief Cedric Alexander is calling a complicated shooting. Officers fired their weapons, the chief said, but it´s not clear if the homeowner had a gun. Alexander said his department would typically handle the investigation since it did not involve a fatality, but because of the unusual situation, he asked the Georgia Bureau of Investigation

Black Lives Matter movement experiencing growing pains

14 hours 58 min ago
Associated Press, by Jesse J. Holland Posted By: Pluperfect- Tue, 01 48 2015 08:48:05 GMT WASHINGTON — Hundreds of Black Lives Matter activists, black and white, marched outside the Minnesota State Fair this weekend, hoping to bring attention to the deaths of African'Americans at the hands of police. Inside the fair, a booth also represented the group, with T'shirts bearing the slogans "Black Lives Matter" and "All Lives Matter" for sale. Todd Gramenz, who reserved the booth, chatted with fairgoers while the other protesters were kept outside. The competing activities in Minnesota underscore the challenge that Black Lives Matter faces as it evolves from social media hashtag to full'blown movement. Its fluid, organic nature and loosely organized

Obama paints doomsday scene of global warming in Alaska

14 hours 58 min ago
Associated Press, by Josh Lederman Posted By: Pluperfect- Tue, 01 44 2015 08:44:28 GMT ANCHORAGE, Alaska — President Barack Obama is painting a doomsday scenario for the Arctic and beyond if climate change isn´t dealt with fast: entire nations submerged underwater, cities abandoned and refugees fleeing in droves as conflict breaks out across the globe. It´s a harrowing image of a future that Obama insists is inevitable unless the world follows his and America´s lead by making sweeping cuts to greenhouse gases. Lest his sense of urgency get lost, Obama was to drive the message home on Tuesday by hiking a melting glacier in Alaska. Obama is counting on Alaska´s exquisite but deteriorating landscape to elicit

Court: Jesus statue can stay on Montana mountain

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Associated Press, by Staff Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 01 39 2015 08:39:30 GMT HELENA, Mont. ' A 6'foot tall statue of Jesus that has spent the last 60 years overlooking a northwestern Montana ski hill may stay there, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected arguments from a group of atheists and agnostics that allowing the statue to remain on U.S. Forest Service land violates the constitutional separation of church and state. Two members of the three'judge panel agreed with U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen of Montana, who found that the statue´s secular and irreverent uses outweighed its religious uses. In June of 2013 Christensen wrote

CNN: GOP Establishment Plots ‘Trump Takedown’

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American Spectator, by Jeffrey Lord Posted By: Desert Fox- Tue, 01 24 2015 10:24:27 GMT CNN is on the case. (And yes, full disclosure, I am now a CNN commentator.) As discussed on John King’s Inside Politics, and seen here on the CNN website, the main headline reads: GOP establishment plans Trump takedown The sub'head reads: An anti'Trump ad deluge after Labor Day? And the story says: It’s no secret the Republican establishment is unnerved by Donald Trump and his lead in national and key state polls. And now, after weeks of assuming his support would be fleeting, there is a debate about how to take aim at Trump '' and just who should finance such an effort. CNN’s Maeve Reston noted that

Speechwriters going 100 hours without sleep, emails about gefilte fish and ´The Good Wife´ plus countless pages blacked out for security: Hillary´s 7,000 new email pages revealed – including 125 containing ´classified´ information

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Daily Mail (UK), by David Martosko Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 01 31 2015 08:31:02 GMT Hillary Clinton´s private email account was a big enough secret at the State Department that the agency´s computer help'desk experts didn´t recognize her address when they saw it. ´They had no idea it was YOU,´ her top aide Human Abedin remarked at the time. Although she would claim years later that she carried only a single email device – her personal Blackberry – out of ´convenience,´ Clinton emailed her press guru in 2010 to ask for help learning to use her new iPad. And the once'and'future presidential candidate couldn´t get skim milk for her tea – and was at a loss to

‘Anti'gun stupidity’: Honolulu destroys $575G worth of police firearms

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Fox News, by Hollie McKay Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 01 21 2015 08:21:55 GMT Second Amendment advocates are firing away at a decision by Honolulu officials to destroy $575,000 worth of perfectly good handguns in a move one critic called the “height of anti'gun stupidity.” Some 2,300 Smith & Wesson 9 mm handguns, including at least 200 that are brand'new and in unopened boxes, were issued to the city’s police department. But with the 2,200'member force upgrading to lighter and less expensive Glock 17s, the guns were set to be permanently holstered. While it is customary throughout the country for departments to auction the guns to law'abiding citizens, including the police who once carried

State Department releases thousand of Clinton emails, 125 contain classified information

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Fox News, by Staff Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 01 18 2015 08:18:51 GMT The State Department released thousands of pages of Hillary Clinton´s emails Monday night that a department spokesman said contained 125 messages with material now considered classified. Earlier Monday, State Department spokesman Mark Toner said that "somewhere around 150" messages had been "subsequently upgraded" to classified. He added that none of the emails was considered classified at the time. However, the sheer number of emails that have been redacted stands as the latest example of how much sensitive material was contained in Clinton´s email transactions. The FBI is conducting an investigation into whether classified information that passed through Clinton´s so'called "homebrew"

Cuba hopes to get international help to lift US trade blockade

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The Star/Asia News Network [Malaysia], by Staff Posted By: PageTurner- Tue, 01 52 2015 07:52:43 GMT PETALING JAYA: Cuba is seeking Malaysia’s support to get the United States to lift a five'decade long trade blockade against it. Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman, who is in Havana, said Cuba believed that the international community’s support is crucial to help it achieve progress. “Malaysia is pleased to note the resumption of US'Cuba ties following its severance 54 years ago. We are confident that this major development will lead to rapid growth in Cuba,” he said in a statement after meeting his Cuban counterpart Ana Teresita Gonzalez Fraga in the Cuban capital yesterday. Anifah earlier attended the VII Forum for East'Asia

Controversial Clinton ally trashed ´alcoholic´ John Boehner in emails to Hillary

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Business Insider, by Hunter Walker Posted By: mambo 5- Tue, 01 35 2015 07:35:04 GMT Sidney Blumenthal, a longtime Hillary Clinton friend who was an unofficial adviser while she was secretary of state, is trailed by reporters as he takes a lunch break from being deposed in private session of the House Select Committee on Benghazi at the U.S. Capitol in Washington June 16, 2015. A new batch of messages from Hillary Clinton´s private email account that was released on Monday evening shows she received advice about political strategy from her controversial confidante Sidney Blumenthal in the leadup to the 2010 midterm elections. Blumenthal´s suggestions focused on attacking Rep. John Boehner (R'Ohio).

Anita Feldman wants to free the art

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San Diego Union'Tribune, by James Chute Posted By: PageTurner- Tue, 01 12 2015 07:12:07 GMT Anita Feldman still remembers some of the paintings she saw at the San Diego Museum of Art as a child. “Georgia O’Keeffe’s ‘Barn With Snow’ was one of those pieces that stuck in my mind from coming to the museum,” said Feldman, who grew up in the Birdland neighborhood. “It’s a place I’ve known all my life.” Now Feldman is getting to know the museum and its permanent collection even better. After a nearly three'decade sojourn in Europe, which included 18 years with the Henry Moore Foundation, she came home in May 2014 when San Diego Museum of Art director

Dutch plan tougher asylum policy as migrants flock to Europe

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Reuters, by Yoruk Bahceli Posted By: PageTurner- Tue, 01 08 2015 07:08:22 GMT AMSTERDAM '' As Europe grapples with its biggest wave of migration since World War Two, the Netherlands is about to toughen its asylum policy by cutting off food and shelter for people who fail to qualify as refugees. Failed asylum seekers would be limited to "a few weeks´" shelter after being turned down, if they do not agree to return home. They would then either be deported or sent away to fend for themselves. From November, the center'right coalition of Prime Minister Mark Rutte, which competes for votes with the popular, anti'immigration party of Geert Wilders, wants to close 30 regional "bed,

Hillary Received Plan to Impeach Clarence Thomas

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The Weekly Standard, by Shoshana Weissmann Posted By: pensom2- Tue, 01 55 2015 06:55:03 GMT Hillary Clinton´s recently released emails includes a memo sent by David Brock titled, "Memo on Impeaching Clarence Thomas." The purpose of the document might suggest Clinton, or at least those closest to her and in her circle, are interested in impeaching Justice Thomas. The document contains information from Brock about his book, The Real Anita Hill, and other similar points on Justice Thomas´s personal life. The document contains details of Brock himself potentially intimidating women close to Justice Thomas. These details were from a 2001 New York Times article, in which the author reached out to a colleague of Thomas

Obama pleads for Paris climate change deal

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BBC News, by Staff Posted By: PageTurner- Tue, 01 37 2015 06:37:42 GMT US President Barack Obama has called on world leaders to agree to cut carbon emissions at crucial talks in Paris later this year. Speaking in Alaska, he said countries including his own were not doing enough to stop global warming. World powers meet in Paris in December with the aim of agreeing to curb global temperature rises. Mr Obama said now was the time "to protect the one planet we´ve got while we still can". "On this issue ' of all issues ' there is such a thing as being too late,´´ he told the meeting of foreign ministers soon after arriving in Alaska.

Chile: Clashes erupt as truck drivers protest arson attacks

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Associated Press, by Luis Andres Henao Posted By: PageTurner- Tue, 01 11 2015 06:11:22 GMT SANTIAGO, Chile — Violent clashes broke out in front of Chile´s presidential palace on Thursday as truck drivers blocking roads outside Santiago reached the capital to protest against arson attacks by indigenous rights militants. Police shot water cannons as Mapuche Indians and supporters of the protesting drivers clashed in front of La Moneda palace and at one of the capital city´s main squares. The drivers had traveled hundreds of miles from the south'central Araucania region. For hours authorities denied them access into Santiago until they were allowed to drive in front of government house Thursday night. They were towing vehicles