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Saturday, August 01, 2015

The first national green group to make an endorsement in the 2016 election just threw its weight behind Bernie Sanders.

Announced Saturday afternoon in New Hampshire, the endorsement from Friends of the Earth Action arrives amid rising frustration from the environmental Left over Hillary Clinton's refusal to take a stand on the Keystone XL pipeline and a host of other hot-button issues such as drilling in icy Arctic waters.

UNITED NATIONS – President Obama's hopes for a globalist pact integrating economies on four continents ran aground in Hawaii on Friday.

Trade negotiators from 12 nations announced Friday they failed to reach a deal on the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, TPP.

TPP would be the largest-ever economic regulatory treaty, encompassing more than 40 percent of the world's gross domestic product. Secretary of State John Kerry said the pact will merge the U.S. economy with Mexico and ten others nations, including Canada, Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia and the Islamic Sultanate of Brunei.

As reported by journalist Matt Taibbi, while introducing Mike Huckabee at a campaign event on Thursday, Rep. Steve King claimed that according to the Supreme Court's ruling, "You can marry my lawnmower."

This, however, was not even the first time King had contemplated lawnmower marriage. He's actually been making the remark since just after the ruling came down. In late June, he was quoted as saying, "Their ruling really says anybody can marry anybody -- and eventually it will be in any combination. I had a strong, Christian lawyer tell me yesterday that, under this decision that he has read, what it brings about is: It only requires one human being in this relationship -- that you could marry your lawnmower with this decision. I think he's right." Read more

Fewer than four hundred families are responsible for almost half the money raised in the 2016 presidential campaign, a concentration of political donors that is unprecedented in the modern era.

The intensifying reliance on big money in politics mirrors the concentration of American wealth more broadly. In an era when a tiny fraction of the country's population has accumulated a huge proportion of its wealth, the rich have also been empowered by the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision and other regulatory changes to spend more on elections. Read more

Well d**n it looks like the fix is in. The good people at the Federalist found out that the judge who has blocked footage from being released in the fourth Planned Parenthood is not only an Obama appointee, but he raised a whole lotta money for his campaign:

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REIDSVILLE, N.C. -- Two guns, multiple shots fired and what has to be agony for a wife & mother. Friday, James Johnson was shot inside the funeral home he owns in Reidsville. Authorities charged his son, Garcia Johnson, with the crime.

Blitzer says he was told there was an argument the night before the shooting between father and son. He was told it was about who would perform an upcoming funeral.

James Johnson is still in the hospital and his son is now out on bail.

After speaking with Johnson's attorneys, Blitzer agreed to a lowered bond of $200,000. Johnson must also wear a GPS monitoring device.

The main reason why Blitzer says he agreed to a lower bond is because Garcia's father also had a gun. He says that fact is also the reason why Garcia is not charged with attempted murder. He is charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill. Read more

Country singer Lynn Anderson, best known for her classic recording "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden," died Thursday night of a heart attack at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Ms. Anderson was also a horse breeder and an award-winning, lifelong equestrian who became involved in therapeutic horse riding programs for disabled and troubled children. Read more

Negotiators from 12 Pacific nations have finished a week of talks without agreement on a regional trade deal. But the US trade representative Michael Froman said ministers were more confident than ever that a deal on the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership was within reach. Read more

watch this poopfest of an interview with Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. not only is Bernie Sanders a socialist, but word around the campfire is he is a goosestepping rapist too... i'm just sayin'

BALTIMORE – Baltimore reached a grim milestone on Friday, three months after riots erupted in response to the death of Freddie Gray in police custody: With 45 homicides in July, the city has seen more bloodshed in a single month than it has in 43 years.

Police reported three deaths -- two men shot Thursday and one on Friday. The men died at local hospitals.

With their deaths, this year's homicides reached 189, far outpacing the 119 killings by July's end in 2014. Nonfatal shootings have soared to 366, compared to 200 by the same date last year. July's total was the worst since the city recorded 45 killings in August 1972, according to The Baltimore Sun.

"You know, one of the reasons Republicans keep getting clobbered is we have leaders like Mitt Romney and like Jeb Bush who are afraid to say that," Cruz said, obviously. Shoehorns Jeb Bush in there too! (Jeb had not commented on Cruz's particularly over-the-top framing of the Iran deal's repercussions, but did find the time to denounce Mike Huckabee's comment about how Obama was restarting the Holocaust.)

Cruz was not finished:

Cruz went on to rail against Romney, arguing his toned down rhetoric cost him the election in 2012. "Part of the reason why Mitt Romney got clobbered by Barack Obama is because we all remember that third debate where Barack Obama turned to Mitt and said ‘I said the Benghazi attack was terrorism and no one is more upset by Benghazi than I am' and Mitt, I guess listening to his own advice, said, ‘well gosh I don't want to use any rhetoric so OK, never mind, I'll just kind of rearrange the pencil on the podium here,"' said Cruz.

Parents of Aurora shooting victim face bankruptcy; over $200k in court feesThe parents of Aurora theater shooting victim Jessica Gowe are being forced to pay the legal fees of an ammunition company that sold bullets used in the attack. Sandy and Lonnie Phillips explain the situation on NewsNation.

Windows 10 is amazing. Windows 10 is fantastic. Windows 10 is glorious. Windows 10 is faster, smoother and more user-friendly than any Windows operating system that has come before it. Windows 10 is everything Windows 8 should have been, addressing nearly all of the major problems users had with Microsoft's previous-generation platform in one fell swoop.

But there's something you should know: As you read this article from your newly upgraded PC, Windows 10 is also spying on nearly everything you do. Read more

The founder of StemExpress, the private company that has engaged with Planned Parenthood in the sale of aborted baby body parts, is the younger sister of the health policy director of House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)

Qualcomm -- a major producer of smartphone chips – announced last week it's eliminating 15 percent of its workforce or about 4,500 employees, just weeks after fellow tech giant Microsoft announced a massive round of layoffs.

Both companies are top beneficiaries of the H-1b visa program, which backers say allows companies to temporarily hire foreign workers for jobs they can't find qualified Americans workers to fill. Critics contend the program is really used to cut costs. Read more

Friday, July 31, 2015

San Antonio Current:
"The Cass County Sheriff's Department is investigating "a possible accidental shooting that happened just before 3 a.m., Thursday in the 27,000 block of Highway 77. The man involved told deputies he was shooting at an armadillo and the bullet ricocheted and hit him in the head," according to KRTE. Cass County is located just south of Texarkana."

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