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    Ebola and the hatred of government

    by w.heinlein Oct 24, 2014 1:59 PM
    hillary_is_sewage hillary_is_sewage 2 minutes 9 seconds ago Flag

    Officials say suspect in killings of California deputies was deported twice
    Published October 26, 2014
    Gunman arrested after shooting rampage in Sacramento

    The suspect alleged to have shot three northern California sheriff's deputies Friday, killing two, was deported twice and has a criminal record, federal officials said late Saturday.

    A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman said that the fingerprints of the suspected shooter match those of a man named Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte. Monroy-Bracamonte was initially deported to Mexico in 1997 after being convicted of dug possession in Arizona. Four years later, he was arrested and deported again for an unspecified offense.

    "The fingerprints were the basis for our request for an immigration detainer," ICE spokeswoman Virginia Kice told The Associated Press. The detainer requests that local authorities transfer him to federal custody after his case is adjudicated so ICE can purse his deportation, Kice said.

    The suspect initially identified himself as Marcelo Marquez, 34, of Salt Lake City. He is charged with two counts each of murder, attempted murder and carjacking. The suspect's wife, Janelle Marquez-Monroy, was also arrested Friday and charged with carjacking and attempted murder.

    Investigators spent Saturday at the multiple crime scenes "trying to kind of sort through the chaos so we can methodically rebuild this," Placer County Sheriff Ed #$%$ said.

    The shootings that began when Sacramento County sheriff's Deputy Danny Oliver, 47, was shot in the forehead with an assault rifle at close range as he checked out a suspicious car in a motel parking lot.

    The suspects have talked to investigators, #$%$ said, but what sparked the shootings remained unclear.

    "'Why,' I guess, will remain a question for a long time," he said. "Why was his reaction so violent?"

    It was also unclear what brought the heavily arme

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    Ebola and the hatred of government

    by w.heinlein Oct 24, 2014 1:59 PM
    hillary_is_sewage hillary_is_sewage 4 minutes 19 seconds ago Flag

    Obama’s post-election plans for a secret radical agenda

    By Paul Sperry

    October 26, 2014 | 12:00am
    Modal Trigger
    Obama’s post-election plans for a secret radical agenda

    He’s the Staller in Chief — President Obama has punted almost every hot-button issue past the key midterm elections on Nov. 4.

    Obama has postponed decisions on a raft of contentious issues related to ObamaCare, Gitmo, immigration and his Cabinet.

    This is partly to protect Democratic candidates and hold onto the Senate. But it’s more than that. Obama plans a number of radical moves later this year when the administration believes the media, and the public, are paying less attention.

    This includes a forced transformation of our neighborhoods, a huge influx of immigrants and billions of dollars in additional taxes.

    Will midterm voters really be fooled? Probably not. Republicans are expected to hold both the Senate and the House starting in the next term. But whether anyone can stop the executive actions Obama quietly plans is another matter.

    In fact, the president is hoping you don’t even notice.
    Immigration

    In June, Obama vowed “to fix as much of our immigration system as I can on my own, without Congress,” but now he’s taking no executive action on immigration until after the midterms.

    The White House reportedly is preparing to provide amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants in late November, including work permits and green cards for up to 34 million.

    Immigration and border security have become the most divisive and important issues of this election cycle, thanks to growing threats from Islamic terrorists and Ebola. Most Americans already opposed amnesty.
    Nominations

    Even though Attorney General Eric Holder stepped down last month, Obama hasn’t

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    Ebola and the hatred of government

    by w.heinlein Oct 24, 2014 1:59 PM
    hillary_is_sewage hillary_is_sewage 5 minutes ago Flag

    Ex-CBS reporter’s book reveals how liberal media protects Obama

    By Kyle Smith

    October 25, 2014 | 5:12pm

    When the longtime CBS reporter asked for details about reinforcements sent to the Benghazi compound during the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack, White House national security spokesman Tommy Vietor replied, “I give up, Sharyl . . . I’ll work with more reasonable folks that follow up, I guess.”

    Another White House flack, Eric Schultz, didn’t like being pressed for answers about the Fast and Furious scandal in which American agents directed guns into the arms of Mexican drug lords. “Goddammit, Sharyl!” he screamed at her. “The Washington Post is reasonable, the LA Times is reasonable, The New York Times is reasonable. You’re the only one who’s not reasonable!”

    Two of her former bosses, CBS Evening News executive producers Jim Murphy and Rick Kaplan, called her a “pit bull.”

    That was when Sharyl was being nice.

    Now that she’s no longer on the CBS payroll, this pit bull is off the leash and tearing flesh off the behinds of senior media and government officials. In her new memoir/exposé “Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington” (Harper), Attkisson unloads on her colleagues in big-time TV news for their cowardice and cheerleading for the Obama administration while unmasking the corruption, misdirection and outright lying of today’s Washington political machine.

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    Ebola and the hatred of government

    by w.heinlein Oct 24, 2014 1:59 PM
    hillary_is_sewage hillary_is_sewage Oct 25, 2014 1:59 AM Flag

    Hillary: 'Don't Let Anybody Tell You' That 'Businesses Create Jobs'

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    Appearing at a Boston rally for Democrat gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley on Friday, Hillary Clinton told the crowd gathered at the Park Plaza Hotel not to listen to anybody who says that “businesses create jobs.”

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    Ebola and the hatred of government

    by w.heinlein Oct 24, 2014 1:59 PM
    hillary_is_sewage hillary_is_sewage Oct 24, 2014 8:14 PM Flag

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    Jaw-Dropping Study Claims Large Numbers of Non-Citizens Vote in U.S.
    By Jim Geraghty
    October 24, 2014 5:45 PM

    This study’s claim is pretty eye-opening…

    Our data comes from the Cooperative Congressional Election Study (CCES). Its large number of observations (32,800 in 2008 and 55,400 in 2010) provide sufficient samples of the non-immigrant sub-population, with 339 non-citizen respondents in 2008 and 489 in 2010. For the 2008 CCES, we also attempted to match respondents to voter files so that we could verify whether they actually voted.

    How many non-citizens participate in U.S. elections? More than 14 percent of non-citizens in both the 2008 and 2010 samples indicated that they were registered to vote. Furthermore, some of these non-citizens voted. Our best guess, based upon extrapolations from the portion of the sample with a verified vote, is that 6.4 percent of non-citizens voted in 2008 and 2.2 percent of non-citizens voted in 2010.

    (Note that they keep using the term, “non-citizen,” without specifying whether they mean immigrants who have entered the country illegally or immigrants who are in the process of legally becoming citizens — lawful permanent residents, a.k.a. “green card” holders, or both. It’s a crime either way, but it’s easier to imagine a lawful permanent resident mistakenly thinking they have already earned the right to vote.)

    If they mean 6.4 percent of 11 million illegal immigrants… we’re talking about roughly 700,000 votes being cast by non-citizens in 2008. Stunning. If true, it refutes my earlier contention that proven cases of voter fraud would only swing elections in races that come down to a few hundred votes.

    But this section is fascinating:

    We also find that one of the favorite policies advocated by conservatives to prevent voter fraud appears strikingly ineffective. Near

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    Ebola and the hatred of government

    by w.heinlein Oct 24, 2014 1:59 PM
    hillary_is_sewage hillary_is_sewage Oct 24, 2014 5:04 PM Flag

    Valerie Jarrett Key Player in Fast and Furious Cover-Up After Holder Lied to Congress

    OCTOBER 24, 2014

    President Obama’s trusted senior advisor, Valerie Jarrett, was a key player in the effort to cover up that Attorney General Eric Holder lied to Congress about the Fast and Furious scandal, according to public records obtained by Judicial Watch.

    The information is part of a Department of Justice (DOJ) “Vaughn index” detailing records about the gun-running operation known as Fast and Furious. JW had to sue the agency for the records after the Obama administration failed to provide them under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). A federal court ordered the DOJ to provide the records over the agency’s objections. Yesterday JW reported on the broad information in the records, including that Obama asserted executive privilege for Holder’s wife as part of the administration’s efforts to cover up the scandal.

    Practically lost in the 1,000-plus pages of records is an index that shows Jarrett was brought in to manage the fact that Holder lied to Congress after the story about the disastrous gun-running operation broke in the media. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) ran the once-secret program that allowed guns from the U.S. to be smuggled into Mexico so they could eventually be traced to drug cartels. Instead, federal law enforcement officers lost track of hundreds of weapons which have been used in an unknown number of crimes, including the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona.

    The files received by JW include three electronic mails between Holder and Jarrett and one from former U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke to Jarrett. The e-mails with Holder are all from October 4, 2011, a significant date because, on the evening of October 3rd, Sheryl Attkisson (then at CBS news) released documents showing that Holder had been sent a briefing paper on Operation Fast and Furious on June 5, 2010. The paper was from the director of the National Drug

  • hillary_is_sewage hillary_is_sewage Oct 24, 2014 5:01 PM Flag

    Could non-citizens decide the November election?
    By Jesse Richman and David Earnest October 24 at 3:06 PM

    (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

    Could control of the Senate in 2014 be decided by illegal votes cast by non-citizens? Some argue that incidents of voting by non-citizens are so rare as to be inconsequential, with efforts to block fraud a screen for an agenda to prevent poor and minority voters from exercising the franchise, while others define such incidents as a threat to democracy itself. Both sides depend more heavily on anecdotes than data.

    In a forthcoming article in the journal Electoral Studies, we bring real data from big social science survey datasets to bear on the question of whether, to what extent, and for whom non-citizens vote in U.S. elections. Most non-citizens do not register, let alone vote. But enough do that their participation can change the outcome of close races.

    Our data comes from the Cooperative Congressional Election Study (CCES). Its large number of observations (32,800 in 2008 and 55,400 in 2010) provide sufficient samples of the non-immigrant sub-population, with 339 non-citizen respondents in 2008 and 489 in 2010. For the 2008 CCES, we also attempted to match respondents to voter files so that we could verify whether they actually voted.

    How many non-citizens participate in U.S. elections? More than 14 percent of non-citizens in both the 2008 and 2010 samples indicated that they were registered to vote. Furthermore, some of these non-citizens voted. Our best guess, based upon extrapolations from the portion of the sample with a verified vote, is that 6.4 percent of non-citizens voted in 2008 and 2.2 percent of non-citizens voted in 2010.

  • hillary_is_sewage hillary_is_sewage Oct 24, 2014 4:09 AM Flag

    Michelle Obama apparently mixes up Colorado Senate candidates at campaign event
    Published October 24, 2014

    Oct. 23, 2014: First lady Michelle Obama campaigns for Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., during a rally pushing voters to re-elect the incumbent candidate, on the campus of Colorado State University, in Fort Collins, Colo. (AP)

    Michelle Obama made yet another flub on the campaign trail Thursday when she apparently confused Colorado Democratic Sen. Mark Udall with his Republican rival.

    Obama spoke in Denver Thursday as part of a campaign event for Udall, who is engaged in a heated battle with his Republican opponent, Rep. Cory Gardner.

    She touted Udall’s Senate record in her speech, and called him a “fifth-generation Coloradan.”

    “Mark understands what makes this state special,” she said.

    The only problem? Udall is not a fifth-generation Coloradan. In fact, he was born in Arizona and his father, former Rep. Mo Udall, served as a congressman from that state for decades.

    It is Gardner who is a fifth-generation Colorado resident, a fact he touts frequently on the campaign trail. His website states he has “family roots dating back to 1886” in the state.

    The incident followed another gaffe earlier this month by the first lady and the White House as they campaigned for Democratic Senate candidates.

    While campaigning for Iowa Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley, who is in a tight Senate race against Republican Joni Ernst, the first lady repeatedly botched the candidate’s name, calling him “Bruce Bailey.”

  • hillary_is_sewage hillary_is_sewage Oct 24, 2014 3:59 AM Flag

    Obama Asserts Fast and Furious Executive Privilege Claim for Holder’s Wife

    OCTOBER 23, 2014

    Judicial Watch announced today that it received from the Obama Department of Justice (DOJ) a “Vaughn index” detailing records about the Operation Fast and Furious scandal. The index was forced out of the Obama administration thanks to JW’s June 2012 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and subsequent September 2012 FOIA lawsuit (Judicial Watch v. Department of Justice (No. 1:12-cv-01510)). A federal court had ordered the production over the objections of the Obama Justice Department.

    The document details the Attorney General Holder’s personal involvement in managing the Justice Department’s strategy on media and Congressional investigations into the Fast and Furious scandal. Notably, the document discloses that emails between Attorney General Holder and his wife Sharon Malone – as well as his mother – are being withheld under an extraordinary claim of executive privilege as well as a dubious claim of deliberative process privilege under the Freedom of Information Act. The “First Lady of the Justice Department” is a physician and not a government employee.

    This is the first time that the Obama administration has provided a detailed listing of all records being withheld from Congress and the American people about the deadly Fast and Furious gun running scandal. The 1307-page “draft” Vaughn index was emailed to Judicial Watch at 8:34 p.m. last night, a few hours before a federal court-ordered deadline. In its cover letter, the Department of Justice asserts that all of the responsive records described in the index are “subject to the assertion of executive privilege.”

  • hillary_is_sewage hillary_is_sewage Oct 24, 2014 3:57 AM Flag

    U.S., allies scramble jets almost daily to repel Russian incursions

    Moscow’s military provocations signal return to Cold War-era gamesmanship
    Obama administration officials say they're bolstering U.S. support to NATO and several non-NATO Baltic states specifically to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin. They also assert that the current economic downturn inside Russia is driven as much by a dip in global oil prices as by the slate of sanctions leveled by the White House in response to Russian meddling in Ukraine. (Associated Press)
    Obama administration officials say they’re bolstering U.S. support to NATO and several non-NATO Baltic states specifically to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin. They also assert that the current economic downturn inside Russia is driven as much by a dip in ... more
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    By Guy Taylor and Maggie Ybarra - The Washington Times - Thursday, October 23, 2014

    Russian military provocations have increased so much over the seven months since Moscow annexed Crimea from Ukraine that Washington and its allies are scrambling defense assets on a nearly daily basis in response to air, sea and land incursions by Vladimir Putin’s forces.

    Not only is Moscow continuing to foment unrest in Eastern Ukraine, U.S. officials and regional security experts say Russian fighter jets are testing U.S. reaction times over Alaska and Japan’s ability to scramble planes over its northern islands — all while haunting Sweden’s navy and antagonizing Estonia’s tiny national security force.

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  • hillary_is_sewage hillary_is_sewage Oct 24, 2014 3:53 AM Flag

    Doctor: Health Authorities Covering Up Ebola-Like Cases in U.S.
    Exclusive: Patients being "disappeared" to prevent panic
    Doctor: Health Authorities Covering Up Ebola-Like Cases in U.S.

    by Paul Joseph Watson | October 23, 2014
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    A doctor has exclusively revealed to Infowars that health authorities are covering up Ebola cases in the United States and disappearing patients in an effort to avoid hysteria.

    James Lawrenzi, DO, who has two clinics in Garden City and Archie, Missouri, appeared on the Alex Jones Show today to warn that the true scale of the situation was being deliberately downplayed. It is important to note that none of these potential Ebola outbreaks occurred at the clinics in which Lawrenzi works.

    Lawrenzi said that shortly after the arrival of patient zero – Thomas Eric Duncan – in the United States, he was told by a doctor at Truman Lakewood Medical Center in Kansas City they had taken in a possible Ebola patient who had a high fever and was bleeding out of all his orifices having recently returned from West Africa.

    The following day, Lawrenzi was told by the doctor that the patient had “disappeared” against medical advice, but that he wouldn’t have been able to leave on his own given his medical condition.

    The day after the patient disappeared, a meeting was called for anyone who had contact with the patient. Doctors and other medical workers were told that the patient had malaria. Lawrenzi also revealed that drug reps from within the area warned over additional possible Ebola cases in the area.

    A second possible Ebola patient was then admitted to Research Medical Center in Kansas City the following day but also quickly “disappeared,” with hospital bosses claiming he had typhoid, according to Lawrenzi.

    “These patients are disappearing, they’re doing something with the patients and God knows where t

  • hillary_is_sewage hillary_is_sewage Oct 24, 2014 3:52 AM Flag

    Some of today's headlines:

    Angst grows over Obama's plans for amnesty...

    Labor Secretary: 'Aggressive exec action' to achieve 'shared prosperity'...

    DOCUMENTS: Dangerous criminals among illegals released...

    Sheriff: Administration Refusing to Give Names to Law Enforcement...

  • hillary_is_sewage hillary_is_sewage Oct 23, 2014 12:54 PM Flag

    The Democrats' Coming Blame Game
    Oct 22, 2014 8:13 PM EDT

    Less than two weeks before Election Day, Democrats are bracing for losses — and are already quietly trying to shift the blame.

    Years of disappointment and tension between Democrats and their president are now on open display as politicians, party leaders and strategists worried about their chances in the midterm elections begin casting about for someone to blame.

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    Obama's Ebola Czar Victorious in Just 3 Days

    by trueallday Oct 23, 2014 10:26 AM
    hillary_is_sewage hillary_is_sewage Oct 23, 2014 12:00 PM Flag

    Sen. Mark Begich: Obama is 'not relevant'

    By: David Jackson 1 hour ago

    Unlike some Democratic Senate candidates, incumbent Mark Begich of Alaska is willing to say he voted for President Obama.

    But he’s also found a way to distance himself from the president

    “I did (vote for him), but that’s irrelevant,” Begich told the Washington Examiner. “The president’s not relevant. He’s gone in two years.”

    Begich is in a tough fight with Republican Dan Sullivan.

    Begich’s comment stands out because Alison Lundergan Grimes, who is in a tight race in Kentucky, has refused repeatedly to say whether she voted for Obama in 2008 and 2012. Michelle Nunn, Georgia’s Democratic Senate nominee, has said she voted for Obama but also notes he’ll only be president for two more years.

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    Obama's Ebola Czar Victorious in Just 3 Days

    by trueallday Oct 23, 2014 10:26 AM
    hillary_is_sewage hillary_is_sewage Oct 23, 2014 11:56 AM Flag

    U.S. misinformed Congress, public on immigrant release
    Brad Heath, USA TODAY 8:04 p.m. EDT October 22, 2014

    Some of the immigrants freed last year as a cost-saving move had criminal records far more serious than the Obama administration has previously disclosed.
    New records contradict the Obama administration's assurances to Congress and the public that the 2,200 people it freed from immigration jails last year to save money had only minor criminal records.

    New records contradict the Obama administration's assurances to Congress and the public that the 2,200 people it freed from immigration jails last year to save money had only minor criminal records.

    The records, obtained by USA TODAY, show immigration officials released some undocumented immigrants who had faced far more serious criminal charges, including people charged with kidnapping, sexual assault, drug trafficking and homicide.

    The release sparked a furor in Congress. Republican lawmakers accused the Obama administration of setting dangerous criminals free. In response, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said it had released "low-risk offenders who do not have serious criminal records," a claim the administration repeated to the public and to members of Congress.

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    Obama's Ebola Czar Victorious in Just 3 Days

    by trueallday Oct 23, 2014 10:26 AM
    hillary_is_sewage hillary_is_sewage Oct 23, 2014 11:53 AM Flag

    Police investigating assault and theft following argument between Brown family relatives
    Posted 11:49 pm, October 22, 2014, by Chris Hayes, Updated at 12:58am, October 23, 2014

  • hillary_is_sewage hillary_is_sewage Oct 22, 2014 8:47 PM Flag

    U.S. misinformed Congress, public on immigrant release
    Brad Heath, USA TODAY 8:04 p.m. EDT October 22, 2014

    Some of the immigrants freed last year as a cost-saving move had criminal records far more serious than the Obama administration has previously disclosed.
    New records contradict the Obama administration's assurances to Congress and the public that the 2,200 people it freed from immigration jails last year to save money had only minor criminal records.

    New records contradict the Obama administration's assurances to Congress and the public that the 2,200 people it freed from immigration jails last year to save money had only minor criminal records.

    The records, obtained by USA TODAY, show immigration officials released some undocumented immigrants who had faced far more serious criminal charges, including people charged with kidnapping, sexual assault, drug trafficking and homicide.

    The release sparked a furor in Congress. Republican lawmakers accused the Obama administration of setting dangerous criminals free. In response, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said it had released "low-risk offenders who do not have serious criminal records," a claim the administration repeated to the public and to members of Congress.

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    Michigan Gov. Wets Pants Over Tesla

    by trueallday Oct 22, 2014 9:49 AM
    hillary_is_sewage hillary_is_sewage Oct 22, 2014 4:57 PM Flag

    Climate change PROVED to be 'nothing but a lie', claims top meteorologist
    THE debate about climate change is finished - because it has been categorically proved NOT to exist, one of the world's leading meteorologists has claimed.
    By: Jason Taylor
    Published: Wed, October 22, 2014

    climate-changeClimate change has been 'disproved' and polar ice is 'increasing' [ AP]

    John Coleman, who co-founded the Weather Channel, shocked academics by insisting the theory of man-made climate change was no longer scientifically credible.

    Instead, what 'little evidence' there is for rising global temperatures points to a 'natural phenomenon' within a developing eco-system.

    In an open letter attacking the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, he wrote: "The ocean is not rising significantly.

    "The polar ice is increasing, not melting away. Polar Bears are increasing in number.

    "Heat waves have actually diminished, not increased. There is not an uptick in the number or strength of storms (in fact storms are diminishing).

    "I have studied this topic seriously for years. It has become a political and environment agenda item, but the science is not valid."

    climate change global warming mythMan made climate change is a myth according to Coleman, inset [AP]

    I have studied climate change seriously for years. It has become a political and environment agenda item, but the science is not valid

    John Coleman, co-founder of the Weather Channel

    Mr Coleman said he based many of his views on the findings of the NIPCC, a non-governmental international body of scientists aimed at offering an 'independent second opinion of the evidence reviewed by the IPCC.'

    He added: "There is no significant man-made global warming at this time, there has been none in the past and there is no reason to fear any in the future.

    "Efforts to prove the theory that carbon dioxide is a significant greenhouse gas and pollutant causing significant warming or weather effects have fa

  • hillary_is_sewage hillary_is_sewage Oct 22, 2014 4:30 PM Flag

    [M]ore than a half-dozen unnamed black witnesses have provided testimony to a St. Louis County grand jury that supports Wilson’s account of events of Aug. 9, according to several people familiar with the investigation who spoke with The Washington Post.

    Some of the physical evidence — including blood spatter analysis, shell casings and ballistics tests — also supports Wilson’s account of the shooting, the Post sources said, which cast Brown as an aggressor who threatened the officer’s life. The sources spoke on condition of anonymity because they are prohibited from publicly discussing the case…

    Benjamin L. Crump, a lawyer for the Brown family, said Brown’s family and supporters will not be persuaded by the facts or eyewitness statements that back Wilson’s account of the incident…

    Exactly how high Brown’s hands were has been inconsistent in the accounts, and at least one witness said that after Brown was shot, he appeared to take a step toward Wilson. That witness said, however, Brown had his arms around his stomach before hitting the ground.

  • hillary_is_sewage hillary_is_sewage Oct 22, 2014 4:23 PM Flag

    Teachers unions spend big to boost vulnerable Dems
    Mike Emanuel

    By Mike Emanuel
    Published October 22, 2014

    Teachers' unions to spend record amount on midterm elections
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    The top teachers unions are flexing their muscle ahead of the November midterms, spending at least $60 million on television ads and ground operations hoping to have a major impact on close gubernatorial and Senate races.

    In North Carolina's Senate race, Republican Thom Tillis is trailing Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan by just a point, according to an average of recent polling. But the Republican, who has battled with teachers unions during his time as state House speaker in Raleigh, has been attacked anew by their ads in the Senate race.

    At a recent debate, Tillis rejected ads that accuse him of pushing budget cuts that hurt students.

    "It's simply false. Since 2011 we're spending a billion dollars a year more on education," he said. "This year, we provided an average 7 percent pay increase for teachers."

    Over in Arkansas, the unions likewise are providing help to the Democrats with TV ads and other spending -- investing more than $1.6 million in the Senate race alone.

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