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Michael Brown autopsy, officer´s account indicate teen went for Ferguson cop’s gun, had marijuana in his system: report

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 09:57
New York Daily News, by Jason Molinet Posted By: Drive- Wed, 22 07 2014 01:07:32 GMT Ferguson Police Officer Darren WIlson´s account of the confrontation in which Michael Brown was fatally shot has reportedly been leaked, with an independent medical examiner´s report backing up his version of events. Brown had marijuana in his system and was shot at close range in the hand, backing up claims by a police officer that that there was a violent struggle between the Ferguson, Mo. teen and the cop, an independent medical examiner told the St. Louis Post'Dispatch. The report supports Wilson´s account, given after he shot and killed the 18'year'old on Aug. 9. Witnesses claimed the teen was surrendering when the

Tom Coburn highlights ridiculous government spending in final Wastebook

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 09:57
Washington Times (D.C), by Stephen Dinan Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 22 07 2014 01:07:24 GMT This year’s Wastebook does not show the $5,210 that the State Department tried to spend on a blowup, human'size foosball field for an embassy in Belize. But the fact that the project isn’t in Sen. Tom Coburn’s annual report on ridiculous spending choices is probably one of the biggest victories of the report, because it means the State Department canceled the project after the senator’s staffers asked about it. It’s the other 100 projects in the report — including subsidies for professional sports stadiums and grants to study gambling monkeys — that the Oklahoma Republican said should have taxpayers steaming.

Green cards on the table

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 09:57
Washington Times, by Editorial Posted By: Desert Fox- Wed, 22 04 2014 01:04:51 GMT The White House intended to remain silent about its plans for immigration. Revealing a scheme to open the floodgates of amnesty would be disastrous on the eve of the critical midterm elections. But this is the gang that can’t shoot straight. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on Friday threw open the door to as many as 100,000 Haitians, who will now move into the United States without a visa. Sen. Chuck Grassley, Iowa Republican, rightly and accurately denounced enabling Haitians awaiting a U.S. visa to enter the country and legally apply for work permits as “an irresponsible overreach of the executive

Has ISIS Peaked as a Military Power?

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 09:12
Daily Beast, by Jacob Siegel Posted By: Drive- Wed, 22 02 2014 01:02:11 GMT Gone are the days when ISIS could take down cities in an instant. Now the extremist movement is bogged down in a small Syrian town. Has the West found the way to beat the group back? For a few months, the marauding jihadis of ISIS might have looked like an unstoppable army. That’s when they were moving at high speeds, their power blurred by hype and velocity. Slowed down by real resistance, a clearer picture takes shape and the limits of ISIS’s military power come into focus. At the so'called caliphate’s edges, in areas like the Syrian border town of Kobani, ISIS’s

Koch'backed Freedom Partners launches new ads in six Senate battlegrounds

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 09:12
Washington Examiner (DC), by David M. Drucker Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 22 01 2014 01:01:59 GMT Freedom Partners Action Fund on Wednesday is scheduled to hit the airwaves in six states as part of a $6.5 million television advertising campaign to boost Republican Senate candidates. Voters in Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, New Hampshire and North Carolina will see 30'second spots urging them to send a message of opposition to President Barack Obama by supporting the Republican Senate nominee on the ballot in their respective states. The ads feature real voters, whose names and hometowns are listed on screen, talking straight to camera about why they oppose the Democratic nominee and back the Republican.“There are many reasons

Obama´s chronic calm

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:56
New York Daily News, by S.E. Cupp Posted By: StormCnter- Wed, 22 58 2014 12:58:50 GMT With two weeks until the midterm elections and both sides desperate for any help they can get, you’d think some guy named “Ebola” was on the ballot somewhere. On the left, some want to tie Ebola to everything from Texas Gov. Rick Perry to Republican spending cuts (that the President also pushed for, but never mind). And on the right, it seems some conservatives have forgotten their animus for czar appointments, suddenly demanding more bureaucratic oversight, of all things — and then, when the President capitulates, complaining that the appointment of Ron Klain was too “political.” Huh? As for the President’s role,

Houston’s First Amendment Problem

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:56
National Review Online, by Ben Carson Posted By: Desert Fox- Wed, 22 56 2014 12:56:32 GMT The recent questionably unconstitutional moves by the Houston city council to subpoena the sermons of five area ministers, as well as internal correspondence dealing with social issues, should have the American Civil Liberties Union and everyone else who believes in free speech and religious freedom up in arms. We as Americans must guard every aspect of our Constitution and recognize when it is being threatened. One of the great dangers in America today is extreme intolerance in the name of tolerance. For example, in this Houston case, it is presupposed that the pastors in question may have said something that was objectionable

RINOs are not the Enemy

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:56
American Thinker, by Bert Prelutsky Posted By: Desert Fox- Wed, 22 52 2014 12:52:34 GMT Because it is once again election season, I am hearing from a great many people who sincerely believe RINO is the vilest of all four'letter words. The weird thing is that although I am about as conservative as a person can be, I wind up spending an inordinate amount of time defending them. I understand that people who take their conservative politics and values seriously wish every Republican did the same, and resent those who don’t. But we are Republicans and therefore, unlike liberals, we are not all the end result of the cookie cutter. It is easy for Democrats to

Sermonizing Pols

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:36
American Spectator, by George Neumayr Posted By: Desert Fox- Wed, 22 46 2014 12:46:53 GMT In a time of triumphant secularism, politicians treat the religious with increasing contempt. It was only a matter of time before headlines about government demanding the sermons of pastors appeared in the United States. Seeing themselves as superior to the religious, secularists feel entitled to bully pastors who impede their political plans. Secularists have grown far more dogmatic than many of the religious. They are the ones who now hold the view that “error has no rights,” while circles within the Catholic Church now see “positive aspects” in error. The openly lesbian Houston mayor Annise Parker clearly adheres to secularist philosophy. Outraged

An End to Defensive Republicanism

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:36
American Thinker, by Doris O´Brien Posted By: Desert Fox- Wed, 22 42 2014 12:42:50 GMT Halloween is almost here, and for some Americans the very term “Republican” can be as scary as Ebola or ISIS. While both political parties score low in the polls, the GOP continues to be the bottom feeder. If the party is going to gain traction in this and future elections, we need to find out what is behind this consistent unpopularity. A large part of the negativity is based on ignorance. Yet the prevailing unflattering image of Republicans is enough to put one on the defensive. I find myself, for example, reminding others that folks like Ben Carson are conservatives. And

No Fans, No Hits, No Errors

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:15
American Spectator, by Larry Thornberry Posted By: Desert Fox- Wed, 22 38 2014 12:38:23 GMT The debates are done in the Florida governor’s race, and this is probably a good thing for both candidates, two strange fellows who don’t present well behind the podium. Last night’s CNN Hour was mostly just more nyah, nyah, nyah. People who understand the issues facing Florida have already made up their mind who they will vote for. Those who don’t got no help from either Republican incumbent Rick Scott or former Florida governor and Democrat challenger Charlie Crist. A least there was no argument over a fan, which Crist somehow managed to do without. Scott again charged that Florida lost 832,000

The Politics of Psychopathology

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:15
American Thinker, by James G. Long Posted By: Desert Fox- Wed, 22 35 2014 12:35:00 GMT The history of Marxism is both tragedy and farce. The tragedy is obvious to all who can bear to see '' tens of millions of dead, massive social and economic destruction, the gulags, enslavement, poverty, the favoritism shown to themselves by Marxist elitists, and endemic corruption. The Soviet Union collapsed due to dishonesty, inefficiency, incompetence, and corruption in 1991. The constituent republics of the Soviet Union almost unanimously fled the embrace of Mother Russia after the dissolution of the USSR. Now North Korea, Cuba, and Venezuela, economic basket cases all, continue the Soviet model, and Putin is trying to revive

President Doofus

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:15
American Thinker, by Monty Pelerin Posted By: Desert Fox- Wed, 22 31 2014 12:31:50 GMT Doofus is an unusual but appropriate appellation for President Barack Hussein Obama. What Is A Doofus? "Doofus" is slang referring to a boob, for which the thesaurus lists the following synonyms '' idiot, nitwit, dunce, fathead, fool, goof, goon, imbecile, jerk. Some might argue that these synonyms may be inapplicable. Perhaps, but a diminishing percentage would argue that none are applicable. Such a characterization of the president five years ago might have seemed radical or harsh. Even the few who felt that way are probably surprised at the incomparable ineptness of Obama and his Administration. Our current situation should not surprise. There is a

White House Punts on USCIS Request for ´Surge´ of Immigration ID´s

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:15
Breitbart Big Government, by Charlie Spiering Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Wed, 22 25 2014 12:25:31 GMT White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest declined to address a Breitbart News report about a “surge” of immigration ID’s requested by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. When asked about the report at the White House Press Briefing today, Earnest referred Breitbart News to the USCIS for comment. A draft solicitation for bids issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Oct. 6 says potential vendors must be capable of handling a “surge” scenario of nine million id cards in one year “to support possible future immigration reform initiative requirements.” The request for proposals says the agency

West Africa travelers must go to 1 of 5 airports

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:15
USA Today, by Bart Jansen Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Wed, 22 18 2014 12:18:16 GMT Washington - The Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday that all travelers from Ebola outbreak countries in West Africa will be funneled through one of five U.S. airports with enhanced screening starting Wednesday. Customs and Border Protection within the department began enhanced screening — checking the traveler´s temperature and asking about possible exposure to Ebola — at New York´s John F. Kennedy International Airport on Oct. 11. Enhanced screening for travelers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea was expanded Oct. 16 to Washington Dulles, Chicago O´Hare, New Jersey´s Newark and

Is ACORN behind violent unrest in Ferguson?

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:15
American Thinker, by Matthew Vadum Posted By: Judy W.- Wed, 22 35 2014 11:35:09 GMT ACORN´s old Missouri chapter is playing at least a supporting role in the violent unrest and crime wave that has plagued Ferguson and St. Louis, Missouri since the Aug. 9 death of Michael Brown. With all the pathologies on parade right now in and around Ferguson, really, how could the loyalists of ACORN, which once claimed a membership of 400,000, have stayed away from the opportunity to lynch a white police officer for doing his job? The recruiting and fundraising opportunities for the cop'hating progressive movement are virtually unlimited. What´s going on in Ferguson is mobocracy at its ugliest. Activists are blackmailing the

“Go F___ Yourself, Gringo,” Says Liberal Stuffing Hundreds of Ballots

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:15
FrontPage, by Daniel Greenfield Posted By: Judy W.- Wed, 22 19 2014 11:19:44 GMT Voter fraud doesn’t exist. It’s just a Republican conspiracy to disenfranchise minorities. And this video proves it. A Republican party official in the largest county in Arizona says surveillance tape shows a progressive Hispanic activist blatantly and openly engaging in vote fraud. Between 12:54 and 1:04, LaFaro said, he observed a man wearing a “Citizens for a Better Arizona” T'shirt loudly drop a box containing hundreds of early'voting ballots on a table. Citizens for a Better Arizona is a progressive group. The man then began “stuffing the ballot box,” LaFaro said. “I watched in amazement.” There’s no sound in the video, but the county

The Real Story on How Much Obamacare Increased Coverage

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:15
Daily Signal, by Edmund F. Haislmaier Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 22 45 2014 10:45:40 GMT We now have the Medicaid and private'market health insurance enrollment data for the second quarter of 2014 needed to complete the picture of how Obamacare’s rollout affected coverage. What we’ve learned is that the Obamacare gains in coverage were largely a result of the Medicaid expansion and that most of the gain in private coverage through the government exchanges was offset by a decline in employer'based coverage. In other words, it is likely that most of the people who got coverage through the exchanges were already insured. The second quarter data captures enrollments that occurred during the last two months

Nelson Bunker Hunt, second son of legendary wildcatter H.L. Hunt, dies

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:15
Dallas Morning News (TX), by Joe Simnacher Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 22 38 2014 10:38:25 GMT Nelson Bunker Hunt, the wildcatter who surpassed the legacy of his father, H.L. Hunt, died Tuesday of congestive heart failure at a Dallas assisted living center. He was 88. Hunt outdid his father in creating and losing fortunes through titanic plays in oil, silver, soybeans, sugar beets, cattle and thoroughbred horses, his passion. “He was very smart, and he was willing to take a risk, because he could see the prospects of what it might make,” said his sister Caroline Rose Hunt. “I was fortunate enough to be invited by him to the Kentucky Derby and other big races. That

What if Hillary Doesn’t Run?

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:58
New York Observer, by Lincoln Mitchell Posted By: StormCnter- Wed, 22 34 2014 10:34:42 GMT For the last several years, virtually all have assumed that Hillary Clinton will run for President in 2016. Ms. Clinton and her supporters have done little to dissuade people from this notion. In fact, they have done the opposite. Organizations have been created, a standard political memoir was written and the potential candidate herself has remained highly visible both in the media and in person. Nonetheless, there is an aspect of Ms. Clinton’s failure to commit with certainty to the campaign that makes the 1980s Mario Cuomo look positively decisive. Despite not being an official candidate, Ms. Clinton has all but