Wednesday January 28, 2015

Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

A Soap Opera Producer & Obama Donor Is Now the Ambassador to Hungary

A soap opera producer and former Obama campaign bundler was confirmed by the Senate as the new ambassador to Hungary. The confirmation of Colleen Bell came despite Republicans’ objections over her qualifications for the post. Bell raised or contributed $800,000 to the Obama campaign in 2012.  More…

Obama University: Free community college for students

President Barack Obama, alongside Vice President Joe Biden and second lady Jill Biden, will tout his proposal dubbed “America’s College Promise” during a visit Pellissippi Community College in Knoxville, Tenn. “What I’d like to do is to see the first two years of community college free for everybody who’s willing to work for it,” Obama said in a White House video posted Thursday evening.  More…

12 dead in terrorist attack at Paris paper

Twelve people have been shot dead at the headquarters of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, say police. Masked gunmen stormed the offices of the publication, which has previously been attacked over its portrayal of the Prophet Mohammed. Three masked men shout “we have avenged the prophet” and “God is greatest” between rounds of heavy gunfire.  More…

If the Internet becomes a public utility, you’ll pay more

The Federal Communications Commission is in the middle of a high-stakes decision that could raise taxes for close to 90 percent of Americans. The commission is considering whether to reclassify broadband as a telecommunications service and, in doing so, Washington would trigger new taxes. On average, consumers would pay an additional $67 for landline broadband, and $72 for mobile broadband each year.  More…

How Sharpton gets paid to not cry ‘racism’ at corporations

For more than a decade, corporations have shelled out thousands of dollars in donations and consulting fees to Sharpton’s National Action Network. What they get in return is the reverend’s supposed sway in the black community or, more often, his silence.  More…

Lawyer: Prince Andrew sex claims woman ‘should not be believed’

Lawyer Alan Dershowitz alleged to have had sex with a minor has denied the claims – and said allegations against Prince Andrew must also be "presumed" false. Dershowitz said the woman making the claims "should not be believed." He and the Duke of York were named in documents filed in a Florida court over how prosecutors handled a case against financier Jeffrey Epstein.  More…

TARGET ads get complaints over white ‘Annie’ model

A Delaware mom is taking issue with Target’s new ads for its Annie-inspired clothing line after her 8-year-old biracial daughter saw an ad featuring a young white model wearing Annie’s signature red dress. ‘That’s not what Annie looks like. How come the new black Annie isn’t good enough? Does that mean I’m not good enough?’  More…

GQ can’t find crazy Democrats for their list. Here are 16

In a survey of the “Craziest Politicians of 2014,” GQ had difficulty locating any Democrats. Seventeen out of 20 on the list were Republicans, with the only liberals being Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Georgia Rep. Hank Johnson and Joe Biden. GQ defensively said it wasn’t guilty of “standard liberal-media bias,” it just couldn’t find any other loony Democrats. To give GQ a little help, here are 16 more Democrats for their list.  More…

96% of illegals with deportation orders can’t be found

Thousands of illegal immigrants who spilled into the U.S. earlier this year have “disappeared” from government tracking, according to an investigation by a Houston TV station. The Border Patrol had to release thousands on their own recognizance due to lack of detention space. Now, virtually all of those ordered to be deported can’t be found.  More…

Eric Garner’s daughter posts address of cop at his death

One of Eric Garner’s daughters marked Christmas Day by spreading personal information about an NYPD cop who was present during the chokehold death of her father — outraging officers still reeling from last weekend’s execution-style slayings of two policemen in Brooklyn.  More…

Documentary confirms Michael Rockefeller was eaten by cannibals

The public will finally see “The Search for Michael Rockefeller” Feb. 1 when the documentary is released on one of the most compelling unsolved mysteries of the 20th century. The film confirms that cannibals devoured the son of New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller.  More…

New York mayor lashes out at NYPD officers

Democratic New York City mayor Bill de Blasio launched an attack on the New York Police Department officers that symbolically turned their backs on him before a press conference to address the shooting deaths of officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu by Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, as retribution for the recent deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. “Mayor de Blasio, the blood of these two officers is clearly on your hands.”  More…