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Jeb Bush Fails CPAC, Can’t Even Stack Straw Poll Successfully

March 1, 2015 - 12:33am
Breitbart, by Matthew Boyle Posted By: JimR3- Sun, 01 21 2015 06:21:12 GMT NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland — Republican voters rejected former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in the straw poll, as he earned only 8 percent of the vote and came in fifth. That came as, according to reports and several other campaigns, Bush attempted to rig the straw poll by busing in “supporters” from Washington, D.C., and K Street. So, after subtracting out those his campaign packed into the Gaylord hotel in National Harbor, his support among conservatives is even more smaller than it appears. Bush faced a round of ridicule from pretty much everyone across

Does this young model hold the key to the killers at the Kremlin? Ukrainian was with Russian opposition leader when he was gunned down in ´politically' motivated murder´

March 1, 2015 - 12:33am
Daily Mail, by Will Stewart Posted By: Pageturner- Sun, 01 56 2015 05:56:53 GMT A beautiful Ukrainian model may hold the key to identifying the assassins who gunned down top Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov. Anna Duritskaya, 23, was with the charismatic pro'Western reformer when he was killed in a drive'by shooting in view of the Kremlin as they walked home from a restaurant in Red Square on Friday evening. Ms Duritskaya, who was not injured, was questioned by police for several hours and only released at 5am yesterday. Last night, friends of the couple said they feared the Russian authorities were trying to implicate Ms Duritskaya in what is believed to be a politically motivated murder.

Let’s talk about race

February 28, 2015 - 11:32pm
The Aspen Times (CO), by Glenn Beaton Posted By: Aspenhuskerette- Sun, 01 09 2015 05:09:38 GMT We’re “a nation of cowards” when it comes to talking about race. That’s according to our attorney general, a smart and accomplished black man named Eric Holder who is being succeeded after six years by a smart and accomplished black woman, both of whom work for our twice'elected black president. I agree with Holder. Refusing to talk about race is cowardly, even if the reason is an understandable aversion to being called ugly names by those who might disagree with what we have to say. Holder later said in the wake of the Ferguson riots, “It means that we as a nation

The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh ex'Notre Dame president dies at 97

February 28, 2015 - 10:32pm
Washington Post, by Nick Anderson Posted By: bamapreacher- Sun, 01 12 2015 04:12:44 GMT The Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, a transformative figure in Catholic higher education who led the University of Notre Dame for 35 years and wielded influence with U.S. presidents on civil rights and other charged issues of his era, died Feb. 26 on the university campus. He was 97. A Notre Dame spokesman confirmed the death and said the cause was not immediately known. Father Hesburgh, president of Notre Dame from 1952 to 1987, was considered one of the most important university leaders of the century. On his watch, the Midwestern school once known mainly for Fighting Irish football became an academic powerhouse

Netanyahu’s address to Congress will be most important speech of his life

February 28, 2015 - 10:32pm
Washington Post, by William Booth Posted By: Dreadnought- Sun, 01 03 2015 04:03:57 GMT JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming address to a joint session of Congress will probably be the most important speech of his career — and one that has already jeopardized relations between Israel and the United States. On Tuesday morning, Netanyahu will confront an American president and insist that the future of the State of Israel, and the world, is imperiled by a pending “bad deal” with Iran on its nuclear program. Also hanging in the balance is Netanyahu’s own political future. Just two weeks after the speech, Netanyahu will either be reelected to a historic fourth term as

The Mullahs: Still Crazy After All These Years

February 28, 2015 - 10:32pm
Power Line, by John Hinderaker Posted By: Dreadnought- Sun, 01 59 2015 03:59:49 GMT Barack Obama intends the centerpiece of his foreign policy legacy to be a de facto alliance with Iran–a stroke so brilliant that only he could think of it. The U.S. will set Iran up as the dominant regional power in the Middle East, in part by allowing it to develop the nuclear capability for which its rulers have long yearned, and in exchange, Iran will keep the peace and subdue troublesome upstarts like ISIS. To someone who grew up thinking that the call to prayer from a minaret is one of the most beautiful sounds on Earth, this might make

When Obama refused to blame Islam for terrorism

February 28, 2015 - 9:30pm
New York Post, by Paul Sperry Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 01 06 2015 03:06:28 GMT That President Obama won’t call it Islamic terrorism; that he believes we shouldn’t be on a “high horse” because America and Christians have done bad things; that Muslims are victims of “bigotry and prejudice”; that his State Department says it’s the lack of jobs, not religion, that fuels ISIS, should come as no surprise. After all, he said the same thing about 9/11. In 2004, Obama released an update of his 1995 memoir, “Dreams from My Father,” with a little'noticed new preface about the attacks. “On September 11, 2001,” Obama wrote, “…history returned with a vengeance; in fact, as Faulkner reminds

Fear Envelops Russia After Killing of Putin Critic Boris Y. Nemtsov

February 28, 2015 - 9:30pm
New York Times, by Andrew E. Kramer Posted By: earlybird- Sun, 01 57 2015 02:57:20 GMT MOSCOW — About two weeks before he was shot and killed in the highest'profile political assassination in Russia in a decade, Boris Y. Nemtsov met with an old friend to discuss his latest research into what he said was dissembling and misdeeds in the Kremlin. He was, as always, pugilistic and excited, saying he wanted to publish the research in a pamphlet to be called “Putin and the War,” about President Vladimir V. Putin and Russian involvement in the Ukraine conflict, recalled Yevgenia Albats, the editor of New Times magazine. Both knew the stakes. Mr. Nemtsov, a former deputy prime minister, knew

Four shot in Hillen neighborhood of Northeast Baltimore

February 28, 2015 - 9:30pm
Baltimore Sun, by Justin Fenton Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 01 54 2015 02:54:06 GMT One man was killed and two were critically injured in a quadruple shooting Saturday afternoon on a residential street in Northeast Baltimore, police said. The shooting was reported about 3:45 p.m., and officers found the victims in the 4300 block of Welbourne Road in the Hillen neighborhood across Hillen Road from the campus of Morgan State University. One victim was pronounced dead at the scene, and the others were taken to area hospitals. The fourth victim was in stable condition. None were identified. Col. Darryl DeSousa, the chief of patrol for the Baltimore Police Department, said police, who were aware of

Israel asks US for extra missile defense funds, report says

February 28, 2015 - 8:30pm
Jerusalem Post, by Yaakov Lappin Posted By: mark34- Sun, 01 24 2015 02:24:01 GMT Israel has asked Congress for an additional $317 million for missile defense systems, Bloomberg reported Saturday. The funds were reportedly requested for the David’s Sling and Arrow 3 systems. Israeli defense officials declined to comment. According to Bloomberg, the request for funds is on top of the $158m. earmarked by President Barack Obama for Israeli air defense programs.

Smoking Gun… Lois Lerner Wrote Colleagues “No One Will Ever Believe Us” If Our Hard Drives Crashed

February 28, 2015 - 8:30pm
Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 01 43 2015 01:43:08 GMT Lois Lerner sent out this email on June 29, 2011 just three weeks after the House Ways and Means Committee asked the tax agency was targeting conservatives. (Photo of email) The email went to: David L. Fish is the acting manager of IRS Exempt Organizations Technical Guidance and Quality Assurance. Nicole C. Flax is the former IRS Chief of Staff Joseph J. Urban – from the Office of Chief Counsel IRS Nanette Downing – Director of Examinations 'Joseph H. Grant is the commissioner of the Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division 'Lerner knew that no one would believe that six

Upstate New York towns consider seceding to Pennsylvania

February 28, 2015 - 8:30pm
Associated Press, by Michael Hill Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 01 38 2015 01:38:49 GMT CONKLIN, N.Y.— Plenty of people leave New York state but in a job'hungry stretch of upstate, folks talk about staying put and seceding to Pennsylvania. Local officials stung by a recent decision to ban natural gas fracking have raised the idea of redrawing the Keystone State´s border. Even though they don´t expect it to happen, members of the Upstate New York Towns Association hope the specter of secession will result in something — anything — good for a struggling part of the state peering enviously over the state line. "It´s not like were looking across the border into Mexico or even

Maduro says Venezuela captures U.S. citizens linked to espionage

February 28, 2015 - 7:30pm
Reuters, by Diego Ore & Brian Ellsworth Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sun, 01 21 2015 01:21:48 GMT Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Saturday his government had captured Americans, including a pilot, involved in espionage activities and said U.S. citizens in the future will have to seek visas to come to the OPEC nation. Speaking during a rally, he said his government will prohibit some U.S. officials from entering Venezuela in retaliation for a similar measure by the government of President Barack Obama against a group of Venezuelan public officials. "We have captured some U.S. citizens in undercover activities, espionage, trying to win over people in towns along the Venezuelan coast," he said,

US aims to deport at least 150 Bosnians tied to war crimes: Report

February 28, 2015 - 7:30pm
Agence France-Presse, by Staff Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sun, 01 16 2015 01:16:16 GMT Washington - The United States is moving to deport at least 150 Bosnians suspected of taking part in war crimes and ethnic cleansing in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s, the New York Times reported Saturday. The report said US immigration officials have identified about 300 immigrants believed to have concealed their involvement in wartime atrocities, but the number could eventually top 600. The accused immigrants include a soccer coach in Virginia, a metal worker in Ohio and four hotel casino workers in Las Vegas, the Times said. Immigration officials have developed evidence that as many as 150 of the Bosnian suspects

Fatal Shooting of Cleveland Boy Tamir Rice Was Caused by His Own Actions: City

February 28, 2015 - 7:30pm
NBC News, by Elisha Fieldstadt Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sun, 01 07 2015 01:07:02 GMT The city of Cleveland said the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice at the hands of a police officer and the "losses" suffered by his family were a result of the boy´s and his family´s own actions that day. The city´s denial of any wrongdoing was filed Friday in response to a wrongful death lawsuit brought by lawyers for the Rice family last month. The city wrote that Tamir´s injuries were caused by him failing to "exercise due care." In addition, the complaints brought on behalf of Tamir´s sister and mother were also "directly caused by their own acts" — not the officers involved, the response said. Tamir was fatally shot on Nov. 22

Corker slams Obama on veto threat of Iran oversight bill

February 28, 2015 - 7:30pm
Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Michael Wilner Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sun, 01 43 2015 12:43:04 GMT Washington - Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Bob Corker (R-Tennessee), author of new legislation that would require congressional oversight and a vote of approval on any future nuclear deal with Iran, slammed US President Barack Obama on Saturday night for threatening to veto the bill. "It is disappointing that the president feels he is the only one who speaks for the citizens of our country," Corker said in a statement. "Congress put these sanctions in place and helped bring Iran to the table with the administration working against the effort the whole way. As a result, Congress should decide whether a final nuclear

Egyptian court designates Hamas as a terror organization, state media says

February 28, 2015 - 5:29pm
CNN, by Joshua Berlinger & Ian Lee Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sat, 28 12 2015 11:12:15 GMT Cairo ' An Egyptian court has ruled that Hamas is a terrorist organization, according to an Egyptian state'run media organization. Hamas, the Islamist group which dominates the Gaza strip, has been at odds with the Egyptian government since the country´s former President, Mohammed Morsy, was ousted in a coup in the summer of 2013. Morsy was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist political organization that shares deep ties with Hamas. The government formed after Morsy´s ouster designated the Brotherhood as a terrorist group in December 2013; since then, many of its leaders have been charged with supporting terrorism.

Jeh Johnson to Congress: Border Patrol, Coast Guard, Secret Service, TSA Will All Work If You Refuse to Fund Obama’s Amnesty

February 28, 2015 - 5:29pm
Cybercast News Service, by Terence P. Jeffrey Posted By: JoniTx- Sat, 28 54 2015 10:54:07 GMT Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson sent a letter to leaders of Congress last week informing them that 170,000 of 200,000 of his department’s employees would continue working even if Congress refuses to allow the department to use money from the U.S. Treasury to implement President Obama’s plan to allow illegal aliens to stay in the United States and get work permits and Social Security Numbers. Johnson told the congressional leaders that 170,000 of the department’s 200,000 employees—or 85 percent—would continue working. Johnson letter to Congress spelling this out was inserted into the Congressional Record on Friday by Rep.

Report: Jeb Bush Attempting To Rig CPAC Straw Poll With Bused In Supporters

February 28, 2015 - 5:29pm
Breitbart, by Matthew Boyle Posted By: Emerson- Sat, 28 33 2015 10:33:31 GMT NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland — Perhaps in fear that he didn’t have enough backers willing to show up on their own, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s campaign organized to bus supporters to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) to cheer during his appearance on stage and vote for him in the straw poll. The New York Times’ Jonathan Martin writes that Bush brought people in from Washington, D.C.: “Mr. Bush’s supporters organized caravans of his Washington backers to attend his speech, and they cheered whenever anyone else booed,” Martin wrote. Those same bused in cheerers also will likely be expected by Bush’s campaign to

CPAC 2015 Straw Poll: Rand Paul wins again — but Scott Walker is surging

February 28, 2015 - 5:29pm
Washington Times (DC), by Seth McLaughlin & Stephen Dinal Posted By: JoniTx- Sat, 28 27 2015 10:27:23 GMT Sen. Rand Paul won The Washington Times/CPAC presidential preference straw poll for the third time in a row while Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker surged to second place, as they trounced the rest of a strong but crowded field of potential candidates Saturday. Sen. Ted Cruz slipped to third place, down a rung from his showing last year, with retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson in fourth and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush fifth. The more than 3,000 conservative activists who voted at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference also showed commanding support for legalizing marijuana, with a strong plurality of 41 percent

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