Christie lied to us about Planned Parenthood, but not at CPAC (Guest Editorial)
Mar02

Christie lied to us about Planned Parenthood, but not at CPAC (Guest Editorial)

It was interesting to hear Gov. Chris Christie finally admit he was flat-out lying about his reasons for vetoing funding to Planned Parenthood, as many charged at the time. It happened when he was bragging about his pro-life credentials at the annual CPAC conference attended by conservatives, a chance to woo the party’s base. “I’m...

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Netanyahu dominates Israel’s election coverage
Mar02

Netanyahu dominates Israel’s election coverage

Netanyahu dominates election coverage By Ira Sharkansky JERUSALEM (SDONA) — For a political scientist committed to the view that democratic politics is the essence of civilization, an election campaign can be a difficult test. The one we are experiencing, like some others I’ve seen, brings out the worst in those aspiring to national leadership. It’s not like an academic seminar of carefully crafted efforts to reveal new information or...

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Olbermann: The Once and Former King
Mar01

Olbermann: The Once and Former King

Olbermann: The Once and Former King By Christine Flowers Keith Olbermann should be used to this by now. Two-bit, Class B second tier provocateurs can’t be terribly surprised when they’re disciplined for the umpteenth time. They thrive on reaction, court controversy and have a masterful way of turning justified castigation into unjustified persecution. Among this motley crew of the mediocre, Olbermann used to be king. For a...

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Ex-Mossad chief: Netanyahu taking ‘intolerable’ risks with Israeli security
Mar01

Ex-Mossad chief: Netanyahu taking ‘intolerable’ risks with Israeli security

Former Mossad chief Meir Dagan at a meeting of the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee in 2010. (photo credit: Yossi Zamir/Flash90) Former Mossad spy agency chief Meir Dagan accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday of having caused Israel “heavy strategic damage on the Iranian issue” by antagonizing US leadership, and said the premier...

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Head transplants less than three years away, surgeon says
Feb28

Head transplants less than three years away, surgeon says

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com – @BednarChuck The first-ever human head transplant operation could take place in less than three years time, according to bold claims made by one prominent Italian surgeon earlier this week. According to CNET, Sergio Canavero, director of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group (TANG) in Italy, believes that he had found a...

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Russian opposition leader and Putin critic Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow
Feb28

Russian opposition leader and Putin critic Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow

Russian opposition leader Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov has been shot dead in Moscow. Nemtsov, 55, an outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin, had been due to take part on Sunday in the first big opposition protest in months in the capital. Russia’s Investigative Committee confirmed the death, saying it had opened a criminal probe. “According to preliminary...

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Bill O’Reilly: The Make Believe War Correspondent
Feb27

Bill O’Reilly: The Make Believe War Correspondent

Bill O’Reilly: The Make Believe War Correspondent By Tina Dupuy A report that Fox News juggernaut Bill O’Reilly has been fluffing his war zone encounters was met with a collective chortle. Mainly because as a media-consuming public, we are not surprised to hear O’Reilly makes stuff up. The sun will rise in the east and Bill O’Reilly will call some undeserving person a “thug” — or in the case of...

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Replicas and at Least One Treasure Destroyed by ISIS in Museum
Feb27

Replicas and at Least One Treasure Destroyed by ISIS in Museum

On Thursday, the Islamic State (ISIS) released a video purporting to show members of the group destroying ancient artifacts in Iraq. A group of men takes sledgehammers, drills and chain saws to the statues, leaving them in ruins. “The Prophet ordered us to get rid of statues and relics, and his companions did the same...

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Suicide Among Middle-Aged Linked To Money Troubles
Feb27

Suicide Among Middle-Aged Linked To Money Troubles

Money influences many decisions in our lives, and more than a few people would say too many. Since 1999, suicide rates among middle-aged adults have risen nearly 40 percent, with a noticeable uptick since the financial crash. Now, a new study from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation finds economic factors, such as loss of a...

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Jihadi John Finally Identified: What We Know About Mohammed Emwazi
Feb26

Jihadi John Finally Identified: What We Know About Mohammed Emwazi

The masked Islamic State executioner known as ‘Jihadi John’, named earlier today by the Washington Post as Mohammed Emwazi, grew up in West London, wore Western clothes and graduated in computer science from Westminster University. Emwazi has appeared in seven confirmed execution videos, including those showing the beheadings of British aid workers Alan Henning and...

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US Jews brace for Netanyahu’s ‘ill-advised’ Congress speech (Guest Voice)
Feb26

US Jews brace for Netanyahu’s ‘ill-advised’ Congress speech (Guest Voice)

By accepting a Republican invitation to address the US Congress next week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has not only upset the White House and the Democrats, he’s also rattled America’s largely liberal Jewish community. “Like an increasing number of American Jews, I want to make it clear that Netanyahu does not speak for me,”...

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Up to John Boehner now: Thaw In The Senate On DHS Funding
Feb25

Up to John Boehner now: Thaw In The Senate On DHS Funding

A Thaw In The Senate On DHS Funding WASHINGTON — The Senate logjam blocking funding for the Department of Homeland Security was finally broken Wednesday afternoon. The Senate voted 98 to 2 to allow a funding bill for DHS to move forward with the Friday shutdown deadline looming, finally clearing a procedural hurdle that has blocked the measure for weeks. The Senate leadership...

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Ghostbusters 3 Plot Inspired By Walking Dead; Director Paul Feig Wants To “Make Comedy Really Scary”
Feb25

Ghostbusters 3 Plot Inspired By Walking Dead; Director Paul Feig Wants To “Make Comedy Really Scary”

In an odd bit of horror synergy, comedy director Paul Feig, currently busy at work on the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot/remake/sequel/something, appeared on the popular The Walking Dead aftershow special, The Talking Dead. Paul Feig, director of comedy hits like The Heat and Bridesmaids, has previously stated that his goal for the upcoming Ghostbusters 3 is...

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This Is How “Modern Family” Filmed An Episode Entirely With iPhones, iPads, And MacBooks
Feb25

This Is How “Modern Family” Filmed An Episode Entirely With iPhones, iPads, And MacBooks

In a BuzzFeed News exclusive clip, see how executive producer and co-creator, Steve Levitan, put together the Feb. 25 episode using only everyday modern technology. ABC This week’s episode of Modern Family does something network television hasn’t ever done before: The installment, called “Connection Lost,” was filmed using Apple iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks. And though...

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Mars One: Here’s a story that truly out of this world
Feb25

Mars One: Here’s a story that truly out of this world

Here’s a story that’s truly out of this world by East County Magazine “Mars One” , a Dutch nonprofit, has announced plans to build the first permanent settlement Mars. More than 200,000 people applied to join the first expedition of settlers on a143 million mile, one-way trip to the fourth planet from the sun. Carmen Paul, a 32-year-old Air Force and National Guard member from Chula Vista is among 100 finalists...

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Gitmo comes to Chicago (Reader Guest Voice)
Feb25

Gitmo comes to Chicago (Reader Guest Voice)

Gitmo comes to Chicago by Slamful In an article from “The Guardian”, an investigation has revealed that Chicago Police Department has been using a warehouse referred to as “Homan Square” to detain people in a shocking abuse of civil rights in a time when it’s getting increasingly hard to shock people about the abuse of authority police routinely engage in. At this site suspects reportedly have been...

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‘American Sniper’ Shooter Found Guilty
Feb25

‘American Sniper’ Shooter Found Guilty

‘American Sniper’ Shooter Found Guilty Eddie Ray Routh murdered Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and friend Chad Littlefield, a jury decided in a Stephenville, Texas, courtroom Tuesday. The verdict was announced at 10:20 p.m. EST, less than three hours after the defense and prosecution rested their cases, NBC News wrote. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole. Routh...

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Keystone Legislation ‘Has Earned My Veto’
Feb24

Keystone Legislation ‘Has Earned My Veto’

Keystone Legislation ‘Has Earned My Veto’ Keeping his promise, U.S. President Barack Obama vetoed legislation that would have expedited the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. This is the third veto issued by Obama since he took office six years ago. Republicans in the House and Senate will now have to decide whether to attempt to override the veto. It appears...

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Joan Rivers left out of Oscars tribute
Feb24

Joan Rivers left out of Oscars tribute

Joan Rivers in 2009 (photo credit: AP/Lionel Cironneau, File) Joan Rivers was omitted on Sunday night from the Oscars’ montage honoring the stars who died last year, which spotlighted actor Robin Williams, actress Lauren Bacall and others. The snub of the longtime actress and comedian, who died in September, sparked outrage on Twitter with many...

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The Weirdest Moments at the 2015 Oscars
Feb24

The Weirdest Moments at the 2015 Oscars

The Academy voters played it safe, but the performers and announcers did not. Last night’s 87th annual Academy Awards were full of awkward snubs, garbled jokes and generally bizarre misbehavior. Let us run through our favorite misfires of the evening. Neil Patrick Harris’s gratuitous nude scene Michael Keaton ran through Times Square in his underwear...

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