Thursday July 31, 2014

Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Obama spokesman Jay Carney discussing PR job with Apple

Apple Inc. has talked with former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney about a public relations job, sources told Bloomberg News. Carney, 49, would give the maker of the iPhone a high-profile public face.  More…

New Obama rule could force cities to house illegals

The Obama administration, in July 2013, quietly introduced a new regulation that critics say will dramatically increase Washington’s power over local zoning laws in every city and town that accepts federal block grants through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. And it’s the federal grants that could be used as a hook in the nose of these cities, forcing them to house illegal immigrants against their will.  More…

Two cops pulled off streets, Staten Island DA looking into death of dad of six after NYPD cop put him in chokehold during sidewalk takedown

A 400-pound asthmatic Staten Island dad died Thursday after a cop put him in a chokehold and other officers appeared to slam his head against the sidewalk, according to a video of the incident. This comes as two NYPD officers were yanked off the street Friday as cops and the Staten Island district attorneys investigated the stunning death.  More…

Cold Temps Break 128-Year Record in Mobile, Alabama

Forecasters say Mobile has broken a 128-year-old record with a low temperature of 64 degrees. The weather service says Huntsville tied a record low for the date of 59 degrees set in 1945, and temperatures were in the mid- to upper 50s across north Alabama.  More…

California couple conserves amid drought, could face fine for brown lawn

A Southern California couple who scaled back watering their lawn amid the state’s ongoing drought received a warning from the suburb where they live that they might be fined for creating an eyesore – despite emergency statewide orders to conserve.  More…

Airport rental car agencies now dumping grounds for pot

Rental car workers at Denver International Airport say pot tourists are regularly leaving them with marijuana that travelers don’t want to try to carry through DIA. While small amounts of marijuana are legal in Colorado, prominent signs warn travelers it’s unlawful to move pot through the airport.  More…

Russian TV reporter quits over crash coverage

A reporter for a global Russian TV channel resigned over what she called the Kremlin-funded station’s "disregard for the facts" in its coverage of the downing of the Malaysian passenger jet over Ukraine. “I couldn’t do it any more, We’re lying every single day … and finding sexier ways to do it,” Sara Firth said.  More…

Update: DOJ investigates Nebraska parade outhouse float that was critical of Obama

Apparently with nothing more important going on, attorney general Eric Holder has sent a member of his Community Relations Service team of the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate a Nebraska parade float that criticized President Obama.  More…

CDC: Less than 2% of Americans identify as gay or lesbian in nation’s first large-scale survey

Less than 2 percent of the U.S. population identify themselves as gay or lesbian, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday in the first large-scale government survey of more than 33,0000 adults to measure Americans’ sexual orientation. The National Health Interview Survey found that only 1.6 percent of adults self-identify as gay or lesbian, and 0.7 percent consider themselves bisexual.  More…

After criticizing White House over sending illegals back home, Gov. Martin O’Malley said don’t send them to Maryland

After his strong criticism of the Obama administration’s plans to return thousands of young undocumented migrants back to Central America, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley asked a top White House official that the children not be sent to Maryland, sources told CNN.  More…

Update: White reporter Sean Bergin suspended for comments on fatherless young black men

A white TV reporter who voiced his opinions about black families and relations with police during a segment about a fatal police shooting said Tuesday he was suspended from his station and won’t return.  More…

Released Illegal alien from border crisis arrested for alleged murder, kidnapping in Texas

An illegal immigrant who was released by U.S. authorities with a Notice to Appear has been arrested for the alleged murder of a woman and kidnapping of children on U.S. soil. The alleged crimes occurred after the man was released.  More…