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White House Now Supporting States' Rights to Enforce Ebola Quarantines

Now that nurse Kaci Hickox is defying a quarantine in Maine by riding her bicycle in front of news cameras, the White House is softening its approach to states with their own quarantine policies. “What I would say is that the President believes that the state can and should be responsible for setting this policy. Show More Summary

Cartoon: Gamergate wants you!

Do you ever get the feeling that news stories are extensions of high school spats? First Sarah Palin’s family was brawling at a party, now a boyfriend-gone-bitter sparked an online flamewar unlike any other. The Gamergate story would...Show More Summary

CAUGHT ON TAPE>>> #Ferguson Protesters Attack ‘Btch’ Police – Spit in “Cracker” Cop’s Face

The Ferguson mob was back out on the street last night— One proud protester recorded himself cussing out police and spitting in a “bitch” officer’s face. You can hear the police car being attacked before it takes off down the … Continue reading ?

Obama's Approval Rating Remains Unchanged This Year, So Why All The Press Coverage About "Sinking" Poll Numbers?

The news media reminders arrive almost daily now: President Obama's approval rating is low and going lower. McClatchy Newspapers highlighted the "dropping approval ratings," while the Washington Post declared "President Obama's approval...Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Halloween Friday, 2014

NJ National Guard unit to deploy to "Operation Enduring Freedom" It will be the 4th deployment for four of the soldiers. "Presidential" Clock's ticking on an OPRA request following Christie claims of his Sandy recovery work "without cameras". Show More Summary

VIDEO: Ferguson Thugs Threaten to Rape a Cop’s Wife

All the media wants you to hear about is the supposed misbehavior of the police in Ferguson. What they leave out is the mob behavior of the thugs, who threaten

"If the court puts Texas back under federal preclearance, it will be a victory for Eric Holder and the Department of Justice..."

"... which is using lawsuits in Texas and North Carolina as test cases to try to restore preclearance to those states that seem to be engaging in the most discrimination. The DOJ got lucky to draw as the trial judge in the Texas voter...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Polling Wrap: 'Whack-a-Mole' and the constantly changing path to 50

Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) has seen her prospects for re-election take a slight, but potentially pivotal, dip. For anyone with kids, that has done hard time in a Chuck E. Cheese or some similarly kid-themed restaurant burdened with a money-sinking...Show More Summary

Serial Killers Aren’t That Sharp

Criminologist Scott Bonn concludes that “the image of the evil genius serial killer is mostly a Hollywood invention”: Hollywood has established a number of brilliant homicidal maniacs like John Doe in the acclaimed 1995 film Se7en. Doe personifies the stereotype of the evil genius serial killer who outsmarts law enforcement authorities, avoids justice and succeeds […]

The Question About Ebola Restrictions That Is Still Unanswered

It’s bad enough that healthcare workers who treat Ebola patients in the U.S. are now being stigmatized. In part, this stems from too many state governors and other political figures caving due to unreasonable fear. But what I don’t get … Continue reading ?

Former CIA Analyst Ray McGovern Arrested While Trying to Attend David Petraeus Event in New York

Former CIA analyst and activist Ray McGovern was arrested as he attempted to attend an event in New York City featuring former CIA director and retired military general, David Petraeus. He was charged with resisting arrest, criminal trespass and disorderly conduct.

Prominent Chinese Politician Compared Hong Kong Protesters To American Slaves

Earlier this week a prominent Chinese politician and businesswoman reportedly compared Hong Kong's protestors demands for democracy to the emancipation of African-American slaves, The New York Times reports. Laura Cha, a nonofficialShow More Summary

Second-Hand Grocery Store To Open In Pennsylvania County Where 1 In 8 People Are ‘Food Insecure’

With food charities overstretched, federal aid tightening, and jobs still hard to find, an unusual approach to grocery shopping is coming to rural Pennsylvania. The post Second-Hand Grocery Store To Open In Pennsylvania County Where 1 In 8 People Are ‘Food Insecure’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Dakota News, None of it Good

A few weeks ago, the South Dakota senate race was looking kinda-sorta competitive, mainly because former Senator Larry Pressler was giving Republicans a place to put their vote if they didn’t like empty suit former Governor Mike Rounds. Show More Summary

Labour wins South Yorkshire PCC by-election

Labour has won the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner by-election with 50 per cent of the vote, which is a tremendous relief for the party given the circumstances in… Continue reading The post Labour wins South Yorkshire PCC by-election appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Democrats Increasingly Using Race-Baiting Tactics to Scare Black Voters to Polls

In key contests across the South, Democrats are increasingly resorting to harsh, race-based tactics in an effort to scare black voters to get to the polls on Election Day. Democrat machines in Louisiana, Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina...Show More Summary

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