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Malaysian jetliner carrying 295 reportedly “shot down” in Ukraine, near Russian border

Posted by: ST on July 17, 2014 at 12:20 pm » 3 Comments

Still too early to know exactly what has happened but here’s an initial report from Fox News: A Malaysian Airlines passenger plane with 295 aboard was shot down by a surface-to-air missile in Ukraine near the Russian border, according to multiple reports. The airline, the same one whose plane disappeared over the Indian Ocean in […]


#SCOTUS: Constitutional scholar President overstepped on recess appointments

Posted by: ST on June 26, 2014 at 11:29 am » 5 Comments

A HUGE victory for limiting executive powers – via Fox News: The Supreme Court delivered a blow Thursday to President Obama, ruling that he went too far in making recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board. In a unanimous decision, the high court sided with Senate Republicans and limited the president’s power to fill […]


Senior admin officials: @Sebelius will soon no longer be job-locked by HHS

Posted by: ST on April 10, 2014 at 6:48 pm » 3 Comments

CBS News’ Major Garrett reports tonight that the embattled Health and Human Services Secretary will announce her resignation Friday: HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will announce her resignation tomorrow, senior administration officials confirm. — Major Garrett (@MajorCBS) April 10, 2014 Not seeing any write-ups on any of the news sites as to specifics other than this […]


Americans held in Libya, head-meets-desk quote. Update: released?

Posted by: Phineas on December 27, 2013 at 10:27 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas There’s breaking news tonight that four Americans, likely military, are in the custody of the Libyan government, having been taken during a visit to the Roman ruins at Sabratha. As of this writing, no information has been released as to any charges, and the State Department has issued no statement. (Probably wise, […]


Breaking: Sebelius now says you *can* buy catastrophic insurance

Posted by: Phineas on December 19, 2013 at 8:22 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Remember, one of the excuses offered for the massive private insurance cancellations under Obamacare was that the existing policies –the ones you chose of your own free will– just weren’t good enough. So the government had to cancel them in order to encourage force you to buy better ones. Which is why […]


I suspect Secretary Sebelius will resign after the midterm elections. UPDATE: Accusations of “criminal obstruction”

Posted by: Phineas on December 11, 2013 at 4:20 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Mostly because, if the Republicans take the Senate and she keeps giving contempt-laden answers like these, she’s sure to face impeachment: [Rep. John] Shimkus (R-IL)moved on to try and get Sebelius to acknowledge that items the Obama administration is claiming are free now because of Obamacare are not actually free: “I had […]


Mexican Marines capture Los Zetas chief

Posted by: Phineas on July 15, 2013 at 9:10 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Wow. This is huge news: One of Mexico’s most wanted drug lords has been captured: Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, also known as “Z-40.” Trevino Morales, leader of the brutal Los Zetas cartel, was caught Sunday by Mexico Marines in his hometown of Nuevo Laredo, just over the U.S. border, CBS News has learned. […]


Nothing to see here, move along: #IRS official to plead the 5th over targeting scandal

Posted by: Phineas on May 21, 2013 at 3:51 pm » 7 Comments

**Posted by Phineas But, really, this is all just some wingnut fantasy aiming to destroy the fourth-greatest president ever. Which is why Lois Lerner is invoking her right not to incriminate herself: A top IRS official in the division that reviews nonprofit groups will invoke the Fifth Amendment and refuse to answer questions before a House committee investigating the […]


Devastation in Oklahoma as “mile-wide” “200 mph” tornado hits near #OKC

Posted by: ST on May 20, 2013 at 6:40 pm » 1 Comment

It also reportedly leveled an elementary school. There are mixed reports that all kids in the school are accounted for but nothing confirmed. Please keep the state in your prayers as rescue, recovery, and rebuilding efforts get underway. Via Fox News: A mile-wide tornado churned through Oklahoma City’s suburbs Monday afternoon, causing significant property damage […]


Breaking: Canadians foil Iranian/al Qaeda New York-Toronto train attack

Posted by: Phineas on April 22, 2013 at 4:35 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas They love hitting mass transportation. Breaking in The Washington Examiner: Canadian security officials announced today that they thwarted a terrorist attack on a passenger train reportedly traveling from New York City to Toronto, planned by two men allegedly tied to al Qaeda. “I commend our Canadian counterterrorism partners, particularly the Royal Canadian […]