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World Series isn’t what it used to be

October 26, 2014 - 4:46am
Boston Globe, by Dan Shaughnessy Posted By: MissMolly- Sun, 26 00 2014 10:00:34 GMT SAN FRANCISCO — This is where the World Series was played when I first cared about baseball. It was 1962 and nothing in my fourth'grade world matched the importance of San Francisco Giants playing the hated New York Yankees in Game 7 of the Fall Classic at Candlestick Park. Our TV presented the games in grainy black and white, but my imagination supplied the vivid orange “SF” on Willie Mays’s cap and the red, white, and blue bunting draped over the rails at the Stick. The ’62 Series had Mays, Willie McCovey, Juan Marichal, and Orlando Cepeda playing for the Giants and Mickey

Obama’s post'election plans for a secret radical agenda

October 26, 2014 - 4:46am
New York Post, by Paul Sperry Posted By: StormCnter- Sun, 26 57 2014 09:57:06 GMT He’s the Staller in Chief — President Obama has punted almost every hot'button issue past the key midterm elections on Nov. 4. Obama has postponed decisions on a raft of contentious issues related to ObamaCare, Gitmo, immigration and his Cabinet. This is partly to protect Democratic candidates and hold onto the Senate. But it’s more than that. Obama plans a number of radical moves later this year when the administration believes the media, and the public, are paying less attention. This includes a forced transformation of our neighborhoods, a huge influx of immigrants and billions of dollars in additional taxes. Will midterm voters really

Fear and loathing in the US

October 26, 2014 - 4:46am
New York Post, by Michael Goodwin Posted By: StormCnter- Sun, 26 55 2014 09:55:20 GMT Although I never read Tom Clancy’s “The Sum of All Fears” or saw the movie, that title has been rattling around my head for several scary weeks. By Friday, I could think of nothing else, so I dug into his plot. In short, it features dramatic twists and turns and stereotypical bad guys and involves a near nuclear war between the United States and Russia. Ho hum. Oh, for the good old days of the Cold War, when evil was simply defined and neatly packaged. Now it comes in nonstop streaming, in all shapes and sizes, from near and far. The sum of

Does Harry Reid have a November surprise?

October 26, 2014 - 4:46am
Washington Times, by Judson Phillips Posted By: Pluperfect- Sun, 26 52 2014 09:52:25 GMT Fall is in the air. The leaves are changing colors, football season is in full swing and people in battleground states are being inundated by candidates and commercials. In Washington, the GOP is already breaking out the champagne. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is already measuring the drapes in the majority leader’s office. The anticipation is that the Republican Party will sweep the midterm elections. The common wisdom is that the GOP will gain seats in the House of Representatives and more importantly take control of the Senate. But not so fast. Right now there are 45 Republicans in the Senate. There are 53

Bruce Braley and the Year Everything Went Wrong for Democrats

October 26, 2014 - 4:46am
Atlantic, by Molly Ball Posted By: Pluperfect- Sun, 26 49 2014 09:49:35 GMT ANAMOSA, Iowa—Nothing has gone the way it was supposed to for Bruce Braley. The Democratic congressman, who is behind in the polls in his race to represent Iowa in the Senate, is sitting on a couch in a nearly empty coffeeshop in this small town east of Cedar Rapids that houses Iowa’s largest prison. (“The population is about 6,000, but 1,200 of them aren’t allowed to leave,” one local tells me.) Braley is trying to put a good face on a campaign where nearly everything has gone wrong. “I’ve always known this was going to be a tough race,” says Braley, a

So Who Does Create Jobs?

October 26, 2014 - 4:46am
Weekly Standard, by Geoffrey Norman Posted By: StormCnter- Sun, 26 44 2014 09:44:48 GMT Hillary Clinton, doing her no'bull, forceful leader number, tells an audience: Don´t let anybody tell you that it´s corporations and businesses that create jobs. The aggressive tone and inelegant phrasing are meant, one supposes, to convey authenticity, which has never been Mrs. Clinton’s strength as a campaigner. No news there. But what of the content – such as it is – of the remark? Mrs. Clinton could be forgiven for thinking that corporations and businesses exist solely to provide big paydays for politically connected guest speakers. But then, who does create jobs in the Clinton universe? If, that is, any jobs are being

More Dirty Tactics in Wisconsin Governor’s Race

October 26, 2014 - 3:46am
PJ Media, by Avner Zarmi Posted By: StormCnter- Sun, 26 37 2014 09:37:40 GMT In order to understand the latest turn of events in embattled Wisconsin, it is necessary to review recent history. Before running for the governorship in 2010, Scott Walker served two terms as Milwaukee County executive. Milwaukee County is a Democratic Party stronghold, one of the three most resolutely Democratic of the state’s 72 counties (the other two: Dane, the seat of state capital Madison and main campus of the University of Wisconsin; and Menomonee, populated almost entirely by Menomonee Indians). In 2009, one of Walker’s staffers reported some apparent financial irregularities to him concerning a veterans’ charity which he ran, and

Untruth and Consequences in Ferguson

October 26, 2014 - 3:46am
Daily Beast, by Matt Lewis Posted By: StormCnter- Sun, 26 29 2014 09:29:58 GMT We’re only now starting to learn what happened the day Michael Brown was shot. But how much will the truth really matter at this point? It’s time we admit something: Increasingly, it’s starting to look like Officer Darren Wilson acted appropriately that fateful day in Ferguson. Now, until now, I have not weighed in on the Michael Brown shooting—except peripherally. I wrote about how it made conservatives lose faith in the police, discussed the temptation for journalists to become part of the story they are covering, and suggested the media’s incessant coverage might have fanned the Ferguson flames. But even for someone like

Charles Barkley: ‘Unintelligent’ Blacks ‘Brainwashed’ To Keep Successful Black Men Down

October 26, 2014 - 3:46am
Daily Caller, by Alex Griswold Posted By: Pluperfect- Sun, 26 23 2014 09:23:08 GMT NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley spoke candidly about the problems facing the black community when appearing on a Philadelphia radio station, accusing “unintelligent,” “brainwashed” African'Americans of keeping successful ones down. While appearing on “Afternoons with Anthony Gargano and Rob Ellis,” Barkley was asked about a rumor that Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson was getting criticism from his black teammates for not being, quote, “black enough.” Barkley went on a long monologue on the subject: ”Unfortunately, as I tell my white friends, we as black people, we’re never going to be successful, not because of you white people, but because

Academic fraud or not, UNC students likely will keep degrees

October 26, 2014 - 3:46am
CNN, by Sara Gamm Posted By: Pluperfect- Sun, 26 18 2014 09:18:13 GMT Chapel Hill, North Carolina '' What happens to the 3,100 students who enrolled in fake classes and now have a degree stamped with the seal of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill '' an institution consistently ranked among the nation´s top public schools? Likely nothing. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools is currently reviewing a scathing report, prepared by former federal prosecutor Ken Wainstein, which showed thousands of UNC students took fraudulent classes, some of them multiple times. But Belle Wheelan, the president of the association '' which is charged with accrediting degree'granting higher education institutions in the South, from Virginia

Union demands send Japanese firm, obs packing from California town

October 26, 2014 - 3:46am
Fox News, by Perry Chiaramonte Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sun, 26 17 2014 09:17:52 GMT The California city of Palmdale was ready to roll out the red carpet this summer when a Japanese company agreed to build a $60 million factory on a city-owned, vacant parcel on the southwest side of town '' but now the company is taking its project out of state and critics say union greed is to blame. As many as 300 people were slated to work at the 400,000-square-foot plant, (Snip) What the union really wanted, according to Kinkisharyo officials, was clearance to organize the plant without any interference from the company. When Kinkisharyo officials balked, the project suddenly became a potential environmental hazard.

Mo´ne Davis Throws out 1st Pitch at World Series

October 26, 2014 - 3:46am
Associated Press, by Michael Wagaman Posted By: Pluperfect- Sun, 26 15 2014 09:15:56 GMT Cameras flashed, the crowd rose for a thunderous ovation and Mo´ne Davis did exactly what she was expected to do — fire a strike right down the middle. From Little League phenom to the star of her own commercial to World Series celebrity, the 13'year'old Davis has been on quite a ride these past few months. She continued her remarkable journey on the biggest baseball stage of all when she threw out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 4 of the World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals on Saturday. "Just to be at the World Series is pretty

NY governor admits Ebola policy could be unenforceable

October 26, 2014 - 3:46am
Fox News, by Staff Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sun, 26 09 2014 09:09:31 GMT New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo admitted Saturday that the 21-day Ebola quarantine policy for health care workers returning from West Africa could be unenforceable. The New York Daily News reported that the Democrat acknowledged that several contingencies had not yet been worked out by officials, including what would happen if someone refused to be quarantined or even where they would spend their time during the watch period. "Could you have a hostile person who doesn’t want to be quarantined?" Cuomo said during a campaign appearance in the New York City borough of Queens Saturday. "I suppose you could.

SNL Rips Obama on Ebola

October 26, 2014 - 12:44am
Breitbart TV, by Ian Hanchett Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sun, 26 10 2014 06:10:46 GMT NBC’s Saturday Night Live mocked President Obama for his handling of Ebola and other problems in his administration’s second term. In the sketch, Obama says “some people want to criticize the way our administration has handled this crisis, and it´s true we made a few mistakes early on. But, I assure you, it was nowhere near as bad as how we handled the ISIS situation. I mean, our various Secret Service mishaps, or the scandals of the IRS and NSA. And I don´t know if you guys remember, but the Obamacare website had some pretty serious problems too. In fact, if you look at all the stuff that's happened in my second term,

Officials say suspect in killings of California deputies was deported twice

October 26, 2014 - 12:44am
Fox News, by Staff Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sun, 26 00 2014 06:00:00 GMT The suspect alleged to have shot three northern California sheriff´s deputies Friday, killing two, was deported twice and has a criminal record, federal officials said late Saturday. A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman said that the fingerprints of the suspected shooter match those of a man named Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte. (Snip) He is charged with two counts each of murder, attempted murder and carjacking. The suspect´s wife, Janelle Marquez-Monroy, was also arrested Friday and charged with carjacking and attempted murder. Investigators spent Saturday at the multiple crime scenes "trying to kind of

US ambassador to UN will visit Ebola'hit West Africa

October 25, 2014 - 11:43pm
Associated Press, by Staff Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sun, 26 54 2014 04:54:05 GMT The United States ambassador to the United Nations is on her way to visit all three of the West African countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak, amid rising calls for travel restrictions back home in the U.S. Samantha Power will visit Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea "to draw attention to the need for increased support for the international response," said a statement released late Saturday by the U.S. mission. A spokesman said Power had already departed and was set to land in the capital of Guinea, Conakry, on Sunday. Earlier Saturday, the ambassador tweeted a photo of herself with Guinea´s ambassador