December 30, 2015

Obama administration preparing sanctions over Iran ballistic missile program

The U.S. is preparing sanctions against Iranian companies and individuals over Tehran's ballistic missile program, an act that the Islamic Republic has said would violate the recently signed nuclear deal.

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21 Taken to Hospital When Air Canada Flight Makes Emergency Landing Following Severe Turbulence

"Our focus today has been on those passengers who have been injured…"

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Maryland under pressure to change its state song

(Paul Mirengoff) A state advisory panel is calling on Maryland to change its state song ("Maryland My Maryland," sung to the tune of "Christmas Tree, My Christmas Tree") because the lyrics "do not reflect the feelings of all Marylanders at the time they were written or today." Actually, the lyrics, which called on Marylanders to rise up against the Union during the Civil War, don't reflect the feelings of anyone in the

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Mark Plaster hopes to beat odds, win congressional seat as Republican in Maryland

Mark Plaster has been an emergency room doctor and a lawyer, served two tours of duty in Iraq, founded three medical magazines — and once saved Joseph R. Biden's life. Now he wants to defy the odds and win a congressional seat as a Republican in Maryland.

The idea would ...

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This 3D-Printed Star Destroyer Is Two Feet Long

5O4MYZr The Star Destroyer, one of the largest ships in the Star Wars universe, has been recreated in excruciating detail in the form of a two-foot long 3D-printed ship consisting of thousands of small parts. It was, as the creator suggested, a big job. You can check out a set of images here but, sadly, there aren't plans just yet. Using a PowerSpec 3D Pro printer and three rolls of filament… Read More

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Susan Sarandon Compares Syrian Refugees To Jesus

_Susan_Sarandon_1795824bCelebrities should sing, act and lo pretty, but do us all a favor  and stay out of politics because the second they open their mouths, we generally realize they have no idea what they're talking about. Susan Sarandon spent the past week on the Greek island of Lesbos with dozens of Syrian refugees and is now likening Syrian ...More

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Obama sets record for new rules in 2015

The administration issued a record amount of heft in the federal rule book in 2015 as President Obama's team, carrying out his orders to work around Congress, pushed his expansive government agenda on environmental, labor and Wall Street policy.

With one day to go, the administration added 81,611 pages to ...

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FAA Sued For Reverse Discrimination

Do black airport traffic controllers land planes better?

Via: The Daily Caller

Internal Memo Reveals How Much Ted Cruz Raised in 4th Quarter: 'We Are Exactly Where We Want to Be'

"We have brought together…a grassroots army of courageous conservatives…"

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Trump Spokeswoman Wears Bullet Necklace On TV, Threatens To Wear Fetus Necklace Next Time

piersonDonald Trump's national speswoman,  Katrina Pierson, donned an epic bullet necklace in her appearance on CNN Tuesday night and liberals were not happy about it. "Surely Katrina Pierson wore a bullet necklace on CNN to bring attention to 90 American fatally shot daily," wrote the founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Shannon Watts. ...More

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Friend of San Bernardino Shooter Indicted on Gun, Terror Charges

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Ted Cruz Spokesman 'Confused' By Donald Trump's Attack on His Candidate: 'It Doesn't Make Sense'

"I can't make any sense of it."

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Trump: Bill Clinton Is 'One Of The Great Abusers Of The World'

clintonRepublican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump called former President Bill Clinton "one of the great abusers of the world" and argued that women "don't like Hillary Clinton" on Wednesday. Hillary Clinton accused her Trump of sexism and the billionaire businessman dismissed the accusations as "nonsense" and reignited controversy surrounding past allegations of Bill Clinton's extramarital affairs and ...More

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Ted Cruz Raised Almost $20m in 4Q, WSJ Says

Campaign's yr-end fundraising total will come to >$45m, up from $26m raised by end of Sept., Wall Street Journal reports, citing campaign officials and memo from Ted Cruz's campaign manager Jeff Roe. Cruz raised $12.2m in 3Q

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Another Day, Another Hate Crime Hoax

(Steven Hayward) I'm sure some of the hate crimes reported on college campuses and against mosques are genuine (including one here in my back yard that I was sure was a hoax but appears to have been an actual bigot), but on the whole the vast majority seem to be Reichstag fires. The latest comes out of Houston today: Suspect in Houston Mosque Fire Attended Services There The suspect in a "suspicious"

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A Top Terrorist Group Fractures As Hordes Pledge Allegiance To ISIS

A group of over 200 al-Shabaab fighters have deserted to create an ISIS affiliate in Eastern Africa, according to a report from Defense News.

Via: The Daily Caller

Hillary's Left Turn: Can Clinton Steal Sanders' Thunder?

On "With All Due Respect," John Heilemann and Nicolle Wallace discuss Hillary Clinton's move to the left and whether it's taking the steam out of some of Bernie Sanders' arguments.

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Jeb Bush Cancels TV Ads In Iowa And Other States

'We're making a strategic resource reallocation'

Via: The Daily Caller

Toys R Us Closes Flagship Store in New York City's Times Square: Ferris Wheel, T-Rex and All

"It's a one-in-a-million type of place."

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'I Am Humbly at Your Service': Trump Picks Up Endorsement From Daughter of John Wayne

"My dad, I am sure, would be very proud of Mr. Trump."

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Thinga Launches Its Kid-Friendly Search Engine

thinga Yahoo Kids died a quiet death two years ago, but to BJ Heiney (who worked on the product from 1996 to 2000) the shutdown was a "travesty," depriving kids and parents of a valuable place to find fun, safe content. He's aiming to fill that hole with a new search engine called Thinga. Heiney's been building Thinga for the past year under the umbrella of The Bear James… Read More

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Trump Schools NBC Anchor On Clinton's Lewinsky Affair: It was Not 'Alleged,' You Don't have to Use the Word 'Alleged'

guthrieNBC's Today co-host Savannah Guthrie attempted to convince Donald Trump on Tuesday that former President Bill Clinton's extramarital affairs, specifically what occurred with Monica Lewinsky, were merely "alleged" and therefore might not be fair to bring up in a campaign involving Hillary Clinton. Trump shut her down. From Gateway Pundit: Donald Trump spe by telephone ...More

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Iowa Ethanol Group Rolls Out the Un-Welcome Mat for Ted Cruz

The leader of the Republican presidential pack in Iowa gets a "bad" rating from a group backing corn-based alternative fuels.

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Gun-friendly West Virginia to put metal detectors in Capitol

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - To enforce an existing ban on weapons in the building, gun-friendly West Virginia will limit the number of public entrances at its Capitol and make visitors walk through metal detectors starting Jan. 8, the state Division of Protection Services announced Wednesday.

Visitors will be funneled through ...

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Obama To Announce New Sanctions On Iran's Missile Program

Treasury Department accuses Iran of working with North Korea on missiles

Via: The Daily Caller

Muslim Man Arrested for Arson at Houston Mosque — Salon Left That Part Out

"And who was arrested for it? A member of the congregtion. Hello?"

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Bill Cosby's Mugshot Released — Here It Is

He could face up to ten years in prison. 

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Bush Campaign Moving Staff to Early States From Fla.: Politico

Jeb Bush is moving almost all his campaign staff from Miami HQ to states that have early votes in the primary process, Politico reports, citing unidentified staff informed on conference call this afternoon. Bush making big push in N.H., considered must-win state: Politico

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Elliott Abrams on spying on allies

(Paul Mirengoff) At NR's Corner, Elliott Abrams gives his take on the report that the Obama administration spied on the Israeli government. Abrams served for many years as a U.S. foreign policy official and is, of course, a leading pro-Israel advocate. Thus, his is a voice I wanted to hear on this potential scandal. Abrams believes there should be a strong presumption against spying on allies. He also believes that we should

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Agents nab Pakistanis with terrorist connections crossing U.S. border

The Border Patrol nabbed two Pakistani men with ties to terrorism at the U.S.-Mexico border in September in the latest instance of illegal immigrants from so-called "special interest countries" using the southern border as a point of entry to the U.S.

Muhammad Azeem and Mukhtar Ahmad, both in their 20s ...

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After Five Years of Rejections, Man With Cerebral Palsy Lands His First Job

"I loved it and was over the moon to get a permanent job. I have belief in myself again…."

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Study: Far Fewer American Children Are Living in a 'Traditional' Household

How the American family has changed throughout the decades. 

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'Trump Filter' Blocks References to the GOP Candidate While You Browse the Internet

"I am doing this out of a profound sense of annoyance and patriotic duty."

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Samsung Gets Wacky With A Belt Called WELT And Other Oddities

welt CES is a bit like the auto shows of yesteryear, back when carmakers simply came to flex their muscles and show what they were capable of, as opposed to unveiling products that are destined for dealership parking lots. In the same spirit, Samsung has unveiled three products that will be on the showroom floor at CES 2016 next week. The first, and the strangest, is a 'smart wearable… Read More

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Georgia editorial roundup

Recent editorials from Georgia newspapers:


Dec. 21

Savannah Morning News on the state's parole process:

If Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and state lawmakers are genuinely concerned about improving public safety, they should pay less attention to gun laws and more attention to the state's broken pardons and parole board.


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2015 Was A Record Year For Federal Regulators

Bureaucrats issued 81,611 pages of regulations

Via: The Daily Caller

Open government watchdog group announces annual award

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A north Florida woman and a newspaper publisher are being honored by an open government watchdog group.

The First Amendment Foundation said Tuesday it is giving its 2015 open government award to Barbara Jeffords Lemley of Lake City and Columbia County Observer publisher Stew Lilker.

Lemley ...

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Officials: 'Affluenza' teen, mom tracked to Mexico by phone

GUADALAJARA, Mexico (AP) - A teen fugitive from Texas known for using an "affluenza" defense and his mother were scheduled to depart for the U.S. after authorities said a phone call for pizza led to their capture in the Mexican resort city of Puerto Vallarta.

Eighteen-year-old Ethan Couch and his ...

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Foodpanda Lays Off 15 Percent Of Its Staff In India

sad panda shutterstock Foodpanda, the restaurant delivery service backed by Rocket Internet, has laid off about 300 of its employees in its Indian unit. This means Foodpanda India, which launched in 2012, has lost 15 percent of its workforce. Read More

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Boy Opens Toy Plane & Puts Batteries in. The Recording That Plays Shocks Everyone: Not 'What We Expected'

"That's very wrong. It's very, very wrong."

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Qualcomm Signs New Patent Licensing Deals In China

qualcomm shutterstock Qualcomm announced today that it has inked new patent licensing deals in China with smartphone manufacturers Beijing Tianyu Communication Equipment and Haier Group. The San Diego-based chipmaker has made a series of similar agreements over the past two months as it recovers from an antitrust investigation by the Chinese government. Read More

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Report: Obama's NSA spied on Israel, Congress, and Jewish Organizations

(Paul Mirengoff) President Obama announced two years ago that he would stop eavesdropping on leaders of U.S. allies, after the world learned the reach of long-secret U.S. surveillance programs. According to The Wall Street Journal, this meant an end to spying on French President François Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and other North Atlantic Treaty Organization leaders. However, Israel apparently failed to make Obama's list of true allies. The Journal reports that

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'Tonight Is the End of My Journey for the White House': Pataki Ends 2016 Presidential Bid

"I'm confident we can elect the right person."

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Relive The Top Sports Moments Of 2015 [VIDEO]

Which moment was the best?

Via: The Daily Caller

Businesswoman Reportedly Opens New Hampshire Clinton Event With Six Words Sure to Raise Eyebrows

"Unlike Obama…"

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