Saturday, August 23, 2014

Race-based hate crimes spike in D.C.

Posted by -NO AUTHOR- On August - 20 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS
(WASHINGTON TIMES) Race-based hate crimes jumped in Washington, D.C., last year even as most other types of bias crimes decreased, with analysts saying such incidents could be vastly underreported among minority groups uncomfortable coming forward to authorities. D.C. police say that of the 18 race-based hate crimes in 2013, the majority of victims were white and [...]

Poll: Send illegal border kids home

Posted by -NO AUTHOR- On August - 20 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS
(WASHINGTON TIMES) An overwhelming percentage of voters say it’s better to send illegal immigrant children surging across the border back home, rather than trying to house them in the U.S., said a new Republican poll released Tuesday. And voters also take a dim view of having President Obama act on his own to try to fix [...]

Governor calls for ‘vigorous prosecution’ of shooting

Posted by -NO AUTHOR- On August - 20 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS
(FOX NEWS) Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon drew criticism from his own Lt. Governor Tuesday when he said “a vigorous prosecution must now be pursued” in the shooting death of black 18-year-old Michael Brown by white police Officer Darren Wilson in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. Nixon made the comment in a videotaped statement in which [...]

Mitt Romney: Obama worse than I expected

Posted by -NO AUTHOR- On August - 19 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS
(WASHINGTON TIMES) — BECKLEY, W.Va. — When Mitt Romney stumped here Tuesday for a trio of Republican candidates for Congress, the event had all the trappings of a “Romney for President” rally. The crowd chanted, “Mitt! Mitt! Mitt!” They applauded loudest when the 2012 Republican standard-bearer took center stage, eclipsing the three Republican candidates who actually [...]

Holder briefs Ferguson on civil-rights probe

Posted by -NO AUTHOR- On August - 19 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS
(ST. LOUIS TODAY) Since the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, the nation and the world have witnessed the unrest that has gripped Ferguson, Mo. At the core of these demonstrations is a demand for answers about the circumstances of this young man’s death and a broader concern about the state of our criminal [...]

Video: ISIS beheads American journalist

Posted by -NO AUTHOR- On August - 19 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS
(FOX NEWS) The Obama administration said Tuesday that it was working to confirm the authenticity of a newly-released video that purportedly shows the killing of American freelance journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants. White House National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said the administration has seen the video. She said that if it’s deemed genuine [...]

Is militarization of cops needed?

Posted by -NO AUTHOR- On August - 19 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS
By Paul Bremmer There’s been criticism of militarized police actions in Ferguson, Missouri, where officers for more than a week have been trying to head off riots, vandalism, looting and burning that erupted in the wake of the shooting of a black teenager by a policeman. There’s been tear gas, multi-purpose military vehicles, smoke grenades, flak-jacketed officers, [...]

Destroying churches part of ‘Islamic doctrine’

Posted by Michael Carl On August - 19 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS
A campaign by ISIS, also known as Islamic State, to destroy churches across Mosul, one of the ancient seats of Christianity where the faith has been practiced for 2,000 years, complies with the teaching of the Quran, according to several analysts. The ISIS army of Islamic terrorists has been marching across Iraq, destroying Christians and evidence [...]

Support grows for Ferguson officer

Posted by Leo Hohmann On August - 19 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS
Support is growing for the officer who shot an 18-year-old black man in Ferguson, Missouri, with several Facebook pages and an online fundraising campaign for his legal defense raising $40,000 in just 48 hours. As more facts have emerged in the case over the past couple of days, Officer Darren Wilson is finding more people in [...]

U.S. suddenly alarmed over militarization of cops

Posted by Bob Unruh On August - 19 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS
Organizations that focus on the Constitution and the rights it protects for Americans long have warned about the militarization of American law enforcement – a move launched by the federal government with its “surplus” equipment programs years ago, and recently in full-throttle acceleration. For example, John Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute has worked on lawsuits against [...]

GOP warned: Conservatives ready to revolt

Posted by Greg Corombos On August - 19 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS
Former Republican presidential candidate Gary Bauer says conservatives are tired of being marginalized and taken for granted within the GOP and the party needs to prepare for more Election Day disappointments if it doesn’t produce candidates the base can enthusiastically support. Bauer sought the Republican presidential nomination in 2000. He previously served as chief domestic policy [...]

ISIS terrorists: We’re here in Ferguson

Posted by Bob Unruh On August - 19 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS
A sign carried by a protester in Ferguson, Missouri, declaring the presence of the Islamic State, or ISIS, is an act of intimidation, warning Americans they should fear the Middle Eastern Islamic jihadist group even in their own homes, according to an expert. Islam analyst Robert Spencer, whose Jihad Watch website website monitors Islamic jihad worldwide, [...]

Supporters cheer Perry as he’s booked in jail

Posted by -NO AUTHOR- On August - 19 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS
(WASHINGTONEXAMINER) — Rick Perry just turned a mugshot into a photo opportunity. The Texas governor, a likely 2016 presidential contender, turned himself in to be booked at the Blackwell Thurman Criminal Justice Center near the state capitol early Tuesday evening. “I am here today because I believe in the rule of law,” he said, as supporters cheered [...]

Rocket barrage hits Tel Aviv, collapses truce talks

Posted by Aaron Klein On August - 19 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS
TEL AVIV – The Israel Defense Forces Home Front Command Tuesday issued orders to reopen bomb shelters in all communities within a range of 50 miles from the Gaza Strip. The directive comes as rockets were fired from Gaza to as far as Tel Aviv just hours before the expiration of the temporary truce between Hamas [...]

Israel hits Gaza after new rockets

Posted by -NO AUTHOR- On August - 19 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS
Gaza (CNN) — An Israeli delegation has been ordered home from talks in Cairo aimed at ending the conflict in Gaza, a senior Israeli official said Tuesday, shortly after the Israeli military blamed militants in Gaza for breaking a truce. Three rockets fired from Gaza hit the Beer Sheva area in southern Israel Tuesday afternoon, the [...]

NBC paints top GOP names as ‘embroiled in scandal’

Posted by -NO AUTHOR- On August - 19 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS
(NBCNEWS) — Republican governors, once considered among the party’s best hopes for taking back the White House, have suffered significant setbacks in recent months. And their legal and political woes – both large and small – have made the still-developing 2016 presidential race look even more unpredictable. What’s more, it all comes as congressional Republicans battle [...]

Sportscasters likely won’t say ‘Redskins’

Posted by -NO AUTHOR- On August - 19 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS
(FOXSPORTS) — Two influential NFL voices — including CBS lead analyst Phil Simms, who will handle Washington’s Week 4 game — said Monday they likely won’t use the term “Redskins” when discussing the franchise. “My very first thought is it will be Washington the whole game,” Simms told The Associated Press on Monday. Simms will work the [...]

Boston cops record every face at concerts

Posted by -NO AUTHOR- On August - 19 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS
(DIGBOSTON) — Nobody at either day of last year’s debut Boston Calling partied with much expectation of privacy. With an army of media photographers, selfie takers, and videographers recording every angle of the massive concert on Government Center, it was inherently clear that music fans were in the middle of a massive photo opp. What Boston [...]

Behind closed doors, Obama crafts executive actions

Posted by -NO AUTHOR- On August - 19 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS
(NYTIMES) — WASHINGTON — When President Obama announced in June that he planned to bypass congressional gridlock and overhaul the nation’s immigration system on his own, he did so in a most public way: a speech in the White House Rose Garden. Since then, the process of drafting what will likely be the only significant immigration [...]

Republican snubs Mexican prez for holding U.S. Marine

Posted by Ann-Marie Murrell On August - 19 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS
Instead of accepting an invitation from California Gov. Jerry Brown to attend a luncheon honoring the president of Mexico at the governor’s mansion, a Republican state assemblyman will lead a protest at the official residence during the event in support of a U.S. Marine held captive south of the border. Brown, a Democrat, will hold the [...]

Media fueling lynch-mob mentality?

Posted by -NO AUTHOR- On August - 19 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS
(HOT AIR) Since two reporters were detained by a heavy-handed Ferguson police last week, the media has been a part of the story of frustration, violence, and racial tension in Missouri. Most journalists and media professionals were, however, able to craft and observe moiety between themselves and the protesters they were covering. The distinction between [...]

Obama: Minority boys unfairly sentenced

Posted by -NO AUTHOR- On August - 19 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS
(WASHINGTON POST) OBAMA: Good afternoon, everybody. Earlier today, I received an update from my team on two separate issues that I’ve been following closely: our ongoing operation in Iraq, and the situation in Ferguson, Missouri. With respect to Iraq, we continue to see important progress across different parts of our strategy to support the Iraqi government [...]

Former New Black Panther credited for Ferguson quiet

Posted by -NO AUTHOR- On August - 18 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS
Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson, appointed to take over the fight against rioting in Ferguson that erupted after a police officer shot and killed a black teenager, has had some words of high praise for some people he said helped get the violence under control for one night. It was Malik Shabazz, formerly with the [...]

Tea-party favorite looks to ‘shock the world’

Posted by Garth Kant On August - 18 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS
  WASHINGTON – Joe Miller is a man who knows how to pull off a political miracle, and he believes he is on the verge of making history repeat in Alaska. Four years ago, the little-known attorney from Fairbanks knocked off entrenched incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, in a major upset in the GOP primary. As WND’s [...]