**UPDATED** THE IRS scandal keeps getting worse, with the IRS official Lois Lerner taking the fifth before Congress, but not before she changed the narrative, if only slightly. Reading a statement, Lois Lerner put into the congressional record “I have not done anything wrongd,” broke no laws and did not provide false testimony to Congress. [...]
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NBC NEWS is reporting that the FBI has shot and killed a man, Ibragim Todashev, with ties to the Boston bomber suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Not much more is known, except that he was not being questioned for any role he might have had in the Boston terrorist attack. From NBC, the connection between Tamerlan Tsarnaev [...]
JUST when you thought President Obama’s situation couldn’t get any worse, from Moscow comes news of FSB, Federal Security Service, detaining an alleged American spy trying to recruit a Russian intelligence officer. The scandal erupts just before the upcoming international conference on Syria. “It clearly will have an effect on the talks. I don’t think [...]
THE Obama administration’s appeal on Plan B has been denied by the judge, who slammed President Obama and Secretary Sebelius’s obvious political stunt to appease political conservatives in both parties. The judge called Secretary Sebelius out for ignoring the science of Plan B, writing she “lacks any medical or scientific expertise,” which applies to President [...]
THIS WEEK, as we hear of the miracle of a woman pulled from the garment factory wreckage in Bangladesh, what we’ve watched has evolved into the women’s international edition of real life survival. From Cleveland to Bangladesh, women have come through unimaginably harrowing ordeals. From NBC News, the latest story from Bangladesh: “I heard voices [...]
THE moral of the Ariel Castro abduction tale is an old warning given to most young girls from their parents or guardians. Onil and Pedro Castro were both booked, but only Ariel Castro was charged with kidnapping and rape. Ariel Castro’s documented history is harrowing: A 2005 court filing obtained by the Cleveland newspaper says [...]
LOOKS like Microsoft may have found a way to compete with Amazon and Apple, at least that’s their thinking right now. From TechCrunch: Microsoft is offering to pay $1 billion to buy the digital assets of Nook Media LLC, the digital book and college book joint venture with Barnes & Noble and other investors, according [...]
The court ordered him held on $6 million bond. [...] The report, obtained by Cleveland TV station WKYC, sketches the outlines of the victims’ descent into hell. It is rife with details of beatings, chained confinement, starvation and death threats. It alleges that Castro impregnated Knight five times, forced her to starve for weeks at [...]
Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy “We met with Hillary Clinton. We did so before the report was finalized. … We believed and we still believe the decision making was made quite well below her level. It was reviewed below her level.” – Thomas Pickering THE REAL loser today [...]
The express purpose now is to protect Hillary Clinton, to make sure none of this touches her. – Rush Limbaugh [Liberals Will Protect Hillary at All Costs] THE BENGHAZI hearings today are trained on Hillary Clinton, which became clear if you’ve been listening to Republicans or Rush on right wing radio. The hyper partisan House [...]
“That’s all what it’s about. It’s about cajones on this planet.” – Charles Ramsey THE MAN who helped Amanda Berry get free, Charles Ramsey, was interviewed by Anderson Cooper last night. McDonald’s should give him free Big Macs for life for the free commercial he gave them. One thing Charles Ramsey said is that the [...]
THERE’S no reason Elizabeth Colbert Busch had to lose to Mark Sanford. The cheating louse skipped into Congress in a walk. Once considered a possible presidential candidate, Sanford left office at the end of his term having admitted to an extramarital affair and under a cloud of ethics violations. He represented the district for three [...]
Rape-crisis counselors sometimes advise, like the Air Force brochure does, that there are circumstances whereby fighting back against an assailant is a bad idea. Purchia doesn’t dispute that. “You can always identify some circumstances,” he said, “but as a general rule research indicates and it’s generally understood that fighting back often can fend off the [...]
Three longtime missing women, Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, have been found alive, apparently kidnapped and held for years as prisoners inside a house on Cleveland’s near West Side. Berry called police Monday afternoon and frantically told a dispatcher that she was alive and free after being kidnapped 10 years ago and held [...]
IT’S no secret anymore, because the news that Chris Christie decided to go under the knife to get lap-band stomach surgery in order to deal with his obesity challenge is now front page new media news. From the New York Post: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie secretly underwent lap-band stomach surgery to aggressively slim down [...]
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THE 21st century world offers ways to tweak your appearance, or alter it altogether, with women finally able to combat directly the comparison that’s always been around. Men look distinguished as they age, while women look old, unattractive, or to use Rush Limbaugh’s favorite comment, who wants to look at a woman with wrinkles? The 2012 plastic surgery statistics are out and the American Society of Plastic Surgery tells the story.
The real question about Hillary is this: When people take a new look at her in the coming years, will they see the past or the future — Mrs. Clinton or Madam President? – Maureen Dowd IT’S A classic front page from Huffington Post, coupled with a post by Jason Linkins, which details what’s been going on.
Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy “Here’s what nobody is telling you: Find a husband on campus before you graduate. Yes, I went there.
“Norma Rae is a survivor and for the first time in her life she’s got a chance to become something more… a winner.” – Promo for “Norma Rae” CRITICS like Anne-Marie Slaughter, but especially Maureen I-Love-My-Pearls Dowd, and others [most of whom didn't read the book or do their homework] who are blaming Sheryl Sandberg for being a billionaire Ivy League graduate, while accusing her of letting corporations and government off the hook, are missing a major point.
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“You Don’t Own Me” PSA -Official from You Don't Own Me on Vimeo. WHO DOESN’T know the song “You Don’t Own Me,” sung by Leslie Gore? The movie First Wives Club helped to reignite the relevancy of the song.
“Last night I interviewed Jill Stein the presidential candidate for the Green Party on this show. And I confess right now, I should have asked her to just get out of the race.” – Jennifer Granholm, “The War Room” [Current TV] THE ARGUMENT Jennifer Granholm makes above is a tactic that no longer fits the times.
“With that drum magazine, he could have gotten off 50, 60 rounds, even if it was semiautomatic, within one minute,” Chief Oates said. [New York Times] IN THE GAPING MAW of our leadership vacuum stands Aurora Police Chief Daniel Oates, whose resolve, vulnerability and humility inside the vortex of a man made hell revealed what nobody in Congress or either political party has shown in decades. Leadership without regard to anything but his own duty to the people, which included the cops in the eye of volcanic carnage.
“Rick Doblin has done a lot for the field, but he is more of a populist,” Grob says. “We need careful and controlled scientific studies showing the efficacy of these drugs so funding can continue.” Broader awareness of these sorts of end-of-life psychedelic studies could be good for everyone, the researchers say.
*updated below* So much for keep calm and carry on, what Joe Scarborough proclaims to be his motto. It was the weirdest one-on-one back and forth with a high profile talking head imaginable. It makes high school look mature.
**UPDATED** Would we be any worse off with Stephen Colbert as president? I doubt it. Politifact has watched the video “(repeatedly!
Despite rising public concern about the federal budget deficit, Americans favor keeping Social Security and Medicare benefits as they are rather than taking steps to reduce the budget deficit (by 60% vs. 32%). – Public Wants Changes in Entitlements, Not Changes in Benefits This is starting early, so it’s time to revisit the facts.
“If we can prove that a biological attack originated in a country that attacked us, then all bets are off.” – Sect. Hillary Clinton Women can do it, too.
The interview with Obama by George Stephanopoulos wasn’t nearly as contentious as the interview with the Edwardses. No Republican talking points from Stephanopoulos yesterday, like when he accused Edwards of abandoning the troops with this beauty: “Do you think the Democrats should be saddled with the idea of completely cutting off funding for the troops?” Or this one: “You know, a lot of Democrats still in the Senate think that your position here is cynical political theater.
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