December 24, 2015

NSA, FBI ask judge to dismiss Utah Olympic spying lawsuit

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The FBI and National Security Agency have asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a former Salt Lake City mayor who claims agencies conducted mass surveillance of emails, texts and phone calls during the city's 2002 Winter Olympics.

There's no evidence the ...

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Fort Hood's 'Hug Lady,' Who Devoted Life to Expressing Gratitude to Troops, Dies on Christmas Eve

"I deployed three times and this nice woman greeted me each time."

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'Twas The Night Before Christmas In 2015

Christmas-Tree-Wallpaper-christmas-8142630-1024-768 'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not an iPhone was buzzing, nor the click of a mouse; The Androids were plugged on the night stand with care, In hopes that new Snapchats soon would be there; The children were nestled in their new Casper beds; While Spotify Discover Weekly songs rang in their heads; And Mamma in her Net-A-Porter, and Dad in his Mr. In a… Read More

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Leading Far Left Website: WHITE MEN Must Be Stopped for Future of Mankind

salonA leftist hack published an article in the leading far left wing website calling for white people to restrain white men "exploiting other humans" and help bring "the 500-year rampage of the white man to a halt." The elderly white author, Frank Joyce, also accuses Fox News, the leading GOP presidential candidates and Ronald Reagan of perpetuating ...More

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Inside the Beltway: Christmas celebrations for Christians, people of other faiths

"About nine-in-ten Americans (92 percent) and nearly all Christians (96 percent) say they celebrate Christmas," says Michael Lipka, a Pew Research Center religion editor who delved into recent survey numbers from the nonpartisan pollster. "This is no surprise, but what might be more unexpected is that a big majority (81 ...

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We Asked The Republicans Running For President What They Want For Christmas. Here's What They Said.

(Other than the White House)

Via: The Daily Caller

'I Was Definitely Shocked': Rare Donation Dropped in Salvation Army Bucket Has Volunteers 'In Awe'

"I was surprised."

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'My Heart Just Doubled': Bristol Palin Announces Birth of Second Child as the Father Reveals Who He Is

"…our family couldn't be more complete."

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10 Trends That Will Shape Southeast Asian E-Commerce in 2016

singaporeskyline Following in the footsteps of China and the U.S., Southeast Asia is on the cusp of an e-commerce golden age. With online shopping accounting for only 1 percent of retail today, the region is slated to reach double-digit China-esque numbers within the next 4-5 years. Read More

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Trump Takes Credit for Reported U.S. Immigration Raid Plans

"Wow, because of the pressure put on by me, ICE TO LAUNCH LARGE SCALE DEPORTATION RAIDS. It's about time!" tweets Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump. NOTE: Washington Post, citing people familiar, reported yday Department of Homeland Security is preparing for large-scale effort to deport some Central American immigrants Related story: Clinton Has 'Real Concerns' About Deportation Reports: CNN

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Jeb Bush burns through campaign cash, slides in polls

After starting 2015 as the presumptive front-runner with a huge bankroll, Jeb Bush has to be ending the year wondering what went wrong with his presidential campaign, what happened to his Republican Party and where all his money went.

Mr. Bush and his super PAC burned through more than half ...

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O'Malley Portrays Jesus As Refugee For Christmas 2015

It follows a long tradition of liberals comparing to Jesus to present-day victims

Via: The Daily Caller

Girl Didn't Think Family Could Afford Gifts, So She Wrote Santa. When Police Saw Her Letter, They 'Had to' Respond

"Everybody who read those words was really touched."

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NRA: Politicians Are Appeasing Islamic Terrorists While Disarming Americans

NRAPresident Barack Obama and House Democrats have pulled a classic "bait and switch" as they lecture the nation about gun laws being needed to help prevent mass shootings and terrorist attacks. Following the murder of 14 people in San Bernardino, California, by two shooters praised by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) ...More

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Is the Times Wising Up On Social Security?

(John Hinderaker) The New York Times headlines an article by Eduardo Porter: "An Aging Society Changes the Story on Poverty for Retirees." The American Interest hails the article as evidence that the Times is finally acknowledging reality with regard to public retirement benefits: In this story, NYT is facing what everybody knows: The retirement systems of the 20th century won't work in the 21st. U.S. retirees will see declining social security payments

Source: Power Line

Donald Trump takes credit for Homeland Security's planned illegal immigrant raids

The report that the Homeland Security Department plans raids against illegal immigrants was widely attacked Thursday by liberals, but it did pick up one prominent supporter — Donald Trump.

Indeed, the Republican presidential front-runner went so far as to credit himself for the proposal, which has not been officially approved.


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Rolling Stone Wants Lawsuit Filed Over Fabricated UVA Rape Story Thrown Out Of Court

'No reasonable reader would understand from the article and the proffered extrinsic evidence that plaintiffs are identified'

Via: The Daily Caller

In Christmas Eve Rant, Trump Unleashes on Jeb, Hillary, The New York Times and 'Meet the Press' Host

No one was safe.

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Lunch Lady Who Says Free Meal Led to Firing Offered Job Back After National Outcry

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Paul Ryan: American Companies Will Shut Down Without More Foreign Workers

BN-GK067_RYAN01_P_20150112175119Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) defended his omnibus bill's controversial expansion of the H-2B visa program, which would allow foreign workers to fill blue-collar American jobs, Tuesday morning in an interview with radio host Bill Bennett, Ryan argued that if the provision were not included, American companies would be forced to shut their doors. From Western Journalism: House Speaker ...More

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George Will Explains What He Thinks Should Be 'Highest Priority' For Conservatives — and It's Not Stopping Hillary

"Trump has forced conservatives to recognize their immediate priority."

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Reminder From Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey: "First To Market Is Hard"

18535445099_90c720a5d7_k On the day before Christmas, Oculus founder Palmer Luckey took to Twitter to amp folks up about what's to come sometime in Q1 next year, the consumer version of the Rift. There are tons of questions around the product itself including guesses on how Oculus will actually execute the distribution of the Rift. The original founder of the company has continued to support the original mission… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

WESLEY PRUDEN: The amazing grace of Christmas morn


The malls and the Main Streets have fallen silent. The ringing cash registers and the happy cries of children are but ghostly echoes across the silent cities. But the Christ child born in a manger 2,000 years ago lives, liberating the hearts of sinners and transforming the lives of ...

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Bernie Sanders Doesn't Want Rahm Emanuel's Endorsement

Emanuel's approval rating has tanked to just 18 percent.

Via: The Daily Caller

Three Ways To Stay Current In The Financial Services Industry

shutterstock_177301763 The financial services industry is a cutthroat market with razor-thin margins, making it one of the toughest industries in which to generate profit. Yet, for fintech startups, it is one of the least chartered, most lucrative sectors. Accenture recently reported that fintech investments grew 201 percent in 2014 compared to the previous year. As a comparison, overall venture capital investments… Read More

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The Creaking Joints of Democracy

(Steven Hayward) One of my favorite liberals, Philly magazine's Joel Mathis (he's one half of the "Red-Blue America" column with Ben Boychuk), offers up a conciliatory column in the spirit of Christmas today that I take at face value. A few relevant bits: Some of my best friends are conservatives. . . My life is immeasurably better and richer because of my conservative friends, starting with Ben Boychuk—no RINO he—and extending to

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Texas Gov. Bans Nativity Scene 'Mocking' Christians

'[It] deliberately mocks Christians and Christianity [and] undermines rather than promotes any public purpose'

Via: The Daily Caller

Fearless, Tough 'Viking Warrior,' Sgt. Eden Pearl Was a Marine Legend. Now Friends Remember the Man Whose Call Sign Was 'Mosh Pit.'

"He was one of those guys who you knew of him before you met him. He was that good."

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Parents Forced to Say Goodbye to 18-Month-Old Baby as Doctors Remove Life Support. They Can't Explain What Happened 30 Minutes Later.

"I will never, ever forget that moment when I had to say goodbye to my daughter."

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Clinton Has 'Real Concerns' About Deportation Reports: CNN

Hillary Clinton "believes it is critical that everyone has a full and fair hearing, and our country provides refuge to those that need it," campaign spokeswoman Xochitl Hinojosa says in statement, CNN reports. NOTE: Washington Post reported yday DHS is preparing for raids next year that would target families in the country legally for deportation NOTE: Bernie Sanders said earlier he's "very disturbed" by reports; Martin O'Malley said deportations are "completely at odds with our character as a n

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Dianna Duran, shooting of officers top New Mexico news

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran began 2015 tasked with enforcing the state's campaign finance laws. She ended the year sitting in a Santa Fe County jail for violating them.

Duran resigned in disgrace and pleaded guilty to charges that involved siphoning thousands of dollars ...

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Town Of Bethlehem Bans 'Merry Christmas' Signs

'The irony is not lost on us that your Town's name is Bethlehem'

Via: The Daily Caller

Reports of Shots Fired at Northlake Mall in Charlotte on Christmas Eve


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Gang Members Allegedly Target Police Officer, Open Fire on His Home — Only His Family Was Inside

"They did it because he was an officer." 

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Twitter's Fiscal 2015: Up, Flat, And Down

twitter-down Twitter did not have a lovely 2015. The world-famous social company saw its revenue rise, its usage flatten, and its share price fall. The company failed to change the arc of its own narrative during the year: Strong financial performance, but continued failure to grow its user base, the latter of which the market appears to weight more strongly. It brought in a new CEO to turn things… Read More

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Elon Musk Solar Company To Leave Nevada After It Cut Off Taxpayer Cash

Nevada is the state where Elon Musk received $1.4 billion in taxpayer support.

Via: The Daily Caller

The Washington Free Beacon Holiday Gift Guide

Whether it's him or her or the wee ones you're shopping for, our expert artisanal gift consultants have you covered this holiday season with their carefully curated selection of tasteful presents for the home, the hearth, the field, the stream—and more intimate settings.

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Get Protection and Profits in 2016 with This Easy ETF Strategy

There's no doubt 2015 was one of the most volatile years in recent history. But here's the thing… I believe 2016 could be even rougher. We haven't even seen the sell-off I'm predicting yet; it's likely to make the plunge we saw on Aug. 24, 2015, look like a kiddie ride. Just as there's nothing […]

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Despite Unrest, The Israeli Tech Ecosystem Is Flourishing

563170483_ec01f2d9b0_o Over the past few months, violence has once again scarred Israel and the Palestinian Territories, yet despite the violence and the losses on both sides of the conflict, technology companies in the region are flourishing. Israeli rounds of financing, both into Israeli companies and from local investors are on the rise. Several Israeli VCs announced new funds over the past two months… Read More

Source: TechCrunch