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Jerry Brown

California Poverty Rate: 23.4%

(Sacramento Bee) – California continues to have – by far – the nation’s highest level of poverty under an alternative method devised by the Census Bureau that takes into account both broader measures of income and the cost of living. Nearly a quarter of the state’s 38 million residents (8.9 million) live in poverty, a new …

October 18, 2014, 9:14 am ·
obama smug

Obama Puts Top Priorities in Their Place: the Back Burner

(LA Times) – President Obama is taking time out from his much-trumpeted “year of action” to observe a period more important to his Democratic allies in Congress: the season of campaigning. One by one, the Obama administration is setting aside key priorities, in the hope that voters won’t do the same to his fellow Democrats. …

October 18, 2014, 9:11 am ·
Airplane

Airline Now Tracking 800 People for Ebola

Health officials in Ohio are now monitoring 16 people who had contact with Amber Vinson last weekend – up from seven on Thursday Passengers on both of Ms Vinson’s flights from Texas to Ohio and back are being told to contact the CDC for monitoring 800 more passengers flew on Ms Vinson’s plane after she …

October 18, 2014, 9:09 am ·
Ebola Outbreak

4 Things That Won’t Necessarily Protect You From Ebola…and 3 Things That Will

(The Blaze) – While there is no Ebola outbreak in the United States and health officials have said there is little reason for the general public to be concerned, the fact remains that some Americans are scared. Just look at the passenger spotted at Washington Dulles International Airport wearing a plastic body suit. Then there was this …

October 18, 2014, 9:03 am ·
Edward Snowden

Snowden Film Tests Hollywood Obama Backers

(NY Times) – Early in Laura Poitras’s documentary “Citizenfour,”Edward J. Snowden, who exposed vast electronic surveillance by the United States government, tells what pushed him to go public. “As I saw the promise of the Obama administration betrayed, and walked away from,” says Mr. Snowden, referring to drone strikes and invasive monitoring by the National Security Agency, …

October 17, 2014, 10:59 pm ·
Billy Graham

Billy Graham: ‘America Just as Wicked as Sodom and Gomorrah’

(CNS News) – Reverend Billy Graham, arguably the most well-known and respected evangelical preacher of the last 50 years, said in a recently published commentary that America was “founded by men who believed in prayer” and that prayer can turn “the tide of history,” adding that while “America is just as wicked as Sodom and …

October 17, 2014, 10:57 pm ·
ISIS

Pentagon Readying for Long War in Iraq, Syria

(AP) – Ten weeks into its war against Islamic State extremists, the Pentagon is settling in for the long haul, short on big early successes but still banking on enlisting Syrians and Iraqis to fight the ground war so that U.S. troops won’t have to. The U.S. general overseeing the campaign on Friday predicted that …

October 17, 2014, 10:53 pm ·
Troops Obama

Obama Sponsored Suicide: US Troops Get Just 4 Hours of Ebola Training

(Daily Beast) – As the U.S. military rushes to combat Ebola in West Africa, soldiers are receiving on-the-fly instructions on how to protect themselves against the deadly virus. American military operations to fight Ebola in Africa are unfolding quickly—forcing the military to come up with some procedures and protocols on the fly. Soldiers preparing for …

October 17, 2014, 9:26 pm ·
Ferguson, MO

Ferguson Protests and Riots Cost Taxpayers $5.7 Million… So Far

(Gateway Pundit) – The Mike Brown Ferguson protesters caused millions of dollars of damage to local businesses. The Ferguson QuikTrip was just one business hit by vandals. The QT was looted and torched during the riots in Ferguson. The Missouri Department of Public Safety is reporting that the riots and violent protests cost taxpayers $5.7 …

October 17, 2014, 9:23 pm ·
Piers Morgan

Piers Morgan Takes Another Shot at Obama Over Ebola Czar

(Biz Pac Review) – President Obama tapped loyal Democratic operative and lobbyist Ron Klain on Friday to be his Ebola czar. A move that even Piers Morgan couldn’t help but mock. FAX BLAST SPECIAL: Impeach Obama NOW! You don't need an Ebola czar, Mr President – you need to take charge yourself. It's called leadership. — Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) …

October 17, 2014, 9:18 pm ·
Mitt Romney

Scott Brown: US Would Not Have Had Ebola Crisis With Romney

(Newsmax) – New Hampshire Senate hopeful Scott Brown declared Friday America “would not be worrying about Ebola right now” if Mitt Romney had been elected president. “Gosh can you imagine if Mitt was the president right now?” Brown said on Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade’s radio show Friday. Audio was posted onto youtube. “He was right …

October 17, 2014, 9:08 pm ·
Obama

Homeowner Under Fire For Decapitated Obama Head On Spear As Halloween Decoration

(CBS News) – An Idaho homeowner declares he welcomes criticism of the Halloween display he set up in his front yard near Boise. “I’ve got the Grim Reaper on the ATV, and Obama’s head is on the spear and he has been decapitated,” Richard Piersol proudly tells KBOI-TV. A rubber Obama mask is indeed perched on a …

October 17, 2014, 9:05 pm ·
Ebola Virus

Gambler Arrested on Felony Charge for Ebola Joke Inside Casino

(The Smoking Gun) – An ill-advised Ebola joke has landed an Ohio man behind bars on a felony charge, records show. Emanuel Smith, 60, was gambling Wednesday at the Horseshoe Casino in Cleveland when he allegedly told a dealer that he was there as a way to avoid his ex-wife, who was stricken with Ebola. Smith, a …

October 17, 2014, 9:03 pm ·
Barack Obama

Obama Shows Anger in Private Meetings With Lieutenants Over Ebola

(NYT) – Beneath the calming reassurance that President Obama has repeatedly offered during the Ebola crisis, there is a deepening frustration, even anger, with how the government has handled key elements of the response. Those frustrations spilled over when Mr. Obama convened his top aides in the Cabinet room after canceling his schedule on Wednesday. Medical officials …

October 17, 2014, 9:01 pm ·
Ball and Chain

Enrollees Slow to Use Obamacare Because of High Out-of-Pocket Costs

(NYT) – Patricia Wanderlich got insurance through the Affordable Care Act this year, and with good reason: She suffered a brain hemorrhage in 2011, spending weeks in a hospital intensive care unit, and has a second, smaller aneurysm that needs monitoring. But her new plan has a $6,000 annual deductible, meaning that Ms. Wanderlich, who …

October 17, 2014, 8:58 pm ·
Dr. Ben Carson

Listen to Dr. Ben Carson’s Response When Asked If He Would Accept Surgeon General Nomination Under Obama

(The Blaze) – When radio host Hugh Hewitt asked Dr. Ben Carson if he would accept the U.S. surgeon general nomination from President Barack Obama, the famous neurosurgeon was definitive in his response. “No, no,” Carson replied immediately. “Because if I would, if I were going to serve in that position, I would have to …

October 17, 2014, 8:55 pm ·
CDC Director Tom Friedan

Senator: Obama Must Fire CDC Director

‘I think his response to the crisis has been pathetic’ (WND) – Sen. David Vitter, R-La., is ripping President Obama’s “political” choice to be the administration’s Ebola response coordinator and says Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Thomas Frieden needs to be fired, and the U.S. Congress should be reconvened to pass travel restrictions …

October 17, 2014, 8:53 pm ·
Police

Bombshell Testimony From Officer Darren Wilson Provides His Account of Events Moments Before Shooting

Says he feared for his life (The Blaze) – The police officer at the center of the Michael Brown controversy in Ferguson, Missouri told investigators he was assaulted by the 18-year-old moments before fatally shooting him. Police officers in riot gear hold a line as they watch demonstrators protest the shooting death of Michael Brown …

October 17, 2014, 8:50 pm ·
Tank

Revealed in N.Y.: MRAPs, Cargo Planes, $800 Coffee Pots

FOI request shows level of militarization of Empire State’s cops (Reason) – MuckRock, a site dedicated to making Freedom of Information requests, has released a massive document detailing every single piece of military-grade equipment owned by police departments throughout New York. Here’s a map of it all: Some of the findings: FAX BLAST SPECIAL: Take Action! Shock the …

October 17, 2014, 8:44 pm ·