WATERTOWN (CBS) – A flurry of applause at the scene of a standoff between police and Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev signaled his capture Friday night.
After a nearly two-hour standoff in a Watertown neighborhood, Tsarnaev was taken from the scene by ambulance to a local hospital.
The standoff began just before 7 p.m., minutes after Massachusetts State Police announced that they had completed their door-to-door search in Watertown without locating Dzhokhar [...]
At a fundraiser last night in San Francisco, President Barack Obama said that the Newtown killer gunned down 20 children using a “fully automatic weapon.” From the official transcript, provided by the White House:
Now, over the next couple of months, we’ve got a couple of issues: gun control. (Applause.) I just came from Denver, where the issue of gun violence is something that has haunted families for way too long, [...]
Cracking jokes and ad-libbing, the new pontiff addresses the world’s media and explains why he chose to name himself after St Francis of Assisi. Lizzy Davies reports from Vatican City
As he walked on to the stage of the Vatican’s vast Paul VI audience hall on Saturday, Pope Francis was still wearing the white cassock, plain crucifix and black shoes that have characterised his fledgling papacy’s pared-down aesthetic.
In his first encounter with the thousands [...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is playing down expectations for a Mideast peace breakthrough during his upcoming trip to Israel, telling American Jewish leaders that he won’t be carrying a “grand peace plan” when he arrives in the region later this month.
Obama’s 2009 Nobel Peace Prize connects to his June 4, 2009 Cairo speech…
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WESTFORD (CBS) – A thunderous round of applause and a standing ovation greeted the news Wednesday night that a proposed town bylaw to restrict some assault weapons was going to be officially withdrawn.
The overwhelming majority of the close to 400 people who packed a special meeting of the Westford Board of Selectmen opposed the idea.
The man who originally proposed it told the crowd the debate had not gone as he [...]
At the Munich Security Conference today, Vice President Joe Biden revealed that President Barack Obama “doesn’t want to go” to Iraq and Afghanistan. The audience laughed.
“It’s great to be back among friends,” said Biden, according to a White House transcript of his remarks. “When I say among friends, I mean not only the distinguished guests that are from around the world who have joined us in this conference. I also [...]
UK Daily Mail
Jan 20, 2013
Thousands of gun advocates gathered peacefully Saturday at state capitals around the U.S. to rally against stricter limits on firearms, with demonstrators carrying rifles and pistols in some places while those elsewhere settled for waving hand-scrawled signs or screaming themselves hoarse.
The size of crowds at each location varied – from dozens of people in South Dakota to 2,000 in New York. Large crowds also turned out [...]
Karen Lewis remnishes (not misspelled) over killing the rich for not providing air conditioning.
Speaking at a labor conference on Monday, Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union, drew applause and laughs for suggesting that a past generation of labor leaders preferred to resolve disputes with murder. Lewis discussed beheading the rich as a preferred method of conflict resolution for disgruntled labor organizers of a bygone era. She cited the fact [...]
At the second presidential debate on Tuesday night, a camera caught first lady Michelle Obama clapping after moderator Candy Crowley told Republican presidential candidate Gov. Mitt Romney that President Obama called the Benghazi attack an “act of terror” soon after the attack on the U.S. consulate.
Nearly all of the audible applause came from those sitting away from the actual debate, but when FOX News’ camera shot moved to a bird’s-eye view it [...]
September 18, 2012
In a monumental television moment for truth seekers, Jesse Ventura appeared on CNN’s prime time Piers Morgan Tonight and proceeded to lash Morgan and his large audience with a barrage of questions and facts surrounding the nation’s most pivotal event.
Morgan, a seasoned journalist whose exploits include filling a judge’s seat on the reality show America’s Got Talent, faltered, quite comically, against the former Minnesota governor’s intense line [...]
“They’re going to take us to war when all else fails. Can’t you hear the war drums beating?” – Gerald Celente.
On the RNC and DNC: “I could not believe the show that they put on. One lie after another. Every cheap applause line you could believe. They put on a great show. It’s part Super Bowl half time and Mega Church revival meeting. And the sheeple buy it.” – Gerald [...]
Richard A. Posner, a widely respected federal judge, called for the elimination of criminal laws against marijuana in a September 6 lecture at Elmhurst College in Illinois.
Judge Posner, a member of the influential United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago, is an intellectual giant who is the most-cited judge in America. His call for legalization is significant because Posner is considered a legal conservative.
“I don’t think [...]
Michelle Obama, speaking yesterday at a campaign event in Florida:
“So that one new voter that you register in your precinct — think about it — that one neighbor that you get to the polls on November the 2 I want you to understand, that could be the one that makes the difference. (Applause.) That one conversation, that one new volunteer you recruit, that could be the one that puts this over the top. ”
The presidential election this year is November 6.
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The WikiLeaks founder has been holed up in the South American country’s London embassy for almost two months as he tries to avoid being sent to Sweden, where two women have accused him of sexual assault.
On Thursday the Ecuadorian government finally announced that it had agreed to give the maverick Australian asylum because of his fears of persecution over the secret files his whistle-blowing organisation has revealed, which he believes [...]
In campaign remarks yesterday at the Bridgeport Art Center in Chicago, Illinois, President Barack Obama praised his adopted city, where he lived before becoming president of the United States. “Chicago is an example of what makes this country great,” Obama said. His audience applauded.
President Obama’s proof for his assertion? The donors in the room, who had given to his reelection campaign. “Witness this room,” Obama said. And he elaborated: “[W]e’ve [...]
Hit Obama on military spending cuts, intelligence leaks, and Israel
Mitt Romney has ripped into Barack Obama’s foreign policy, accusing him of ‘wishful thinking’, apologising for America and creating a ‘national security crisis’ by allowing top secret military information to be leaked for ‘political advantage’.
Speaking to the Veterans of Foreign Wars conference in Reno, Nevada, the presumptive Republican nominee drew cheers and applause when he said that Obama’s policies had ‘made [...]
The Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee will later today release the following chart, detailing the rising projected cost of President Obama’s signature legislation, Obamacare: The latest estimate, as the chart details, is that Obamacare will cost $2.6 trillion dollars in its first real decade. The bill does not fully go into effect until 2014, therefore the estimate begins with that year. “President Obama promised a joint session of [...]
(The Blaze/AP) – Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday he opposes a new photo ID requirement in Texas elections because it would be harmful to minority voters and told the NAACP in Houston that he will do everything he can to make sure the law doesn’t stand.
He added the Justice Department “will not allow political pretexts to disenfranchise American citizens of their most precious right.”
Under the law passed in Texas, [...]
In a rousing speech at the NAACP convention in Houston, Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday strongly defended his efforts to block controversial voter ID laws in some states – including Texas – saying the Justice Department “will not allow political pretexts to disenfranchise American citizens of their most precious right.”
“The arc of American history has always moved toward expanding the electorate. It is what has made this nation exceptional. We will simply not [...]
As Europe grapples with a crippling financial crisis, here’s a spot of good news from Italy.
An Italian policeman is being hailed as a hero after he paid for a woman who’d stolen candy from a supermarket, reports the Corriere Della Sera.
Arturo Scungio (pictured above), a sergeant from Milan, told the paper that he caught the shoplifter, a 76-year-old woman named Angela, after she’d passed through the checkout without paying for a box of Tic [...]
In hawkish remarks that drew cheers from an audience of religious conservatives, Mitt Romney accused President Obama on Saturday of being more afraid that Israel might attack Iran than that Iran will develop a nuclear weapon.
The Republican presidential candidate, who frequently attacks the administration for failing to back Israel’s government more aggressively, ratcheted up his criticism a notch. He responded with ridicule when asked what he would do, if elected, [...]
WHEN I listen to President Obama speak to and about women, he sometimes sounds too paternalistic for my taste. In numerous appearances over the years — most recently at the Barnard graduation — he has made reference to how women are smarter than men. It’s all so tired, the kind of fake praise showered upon those one views as easy to impress. As I listen, I am always bracing for the old [...]
Diners have paid up to $40,000 to attend the glittering LA event
The film star was recently arrested at Sudan protest
Obama bolstered his reelection coffers to the tune of $15million last night following a star studded Hollywood dinner where George Clooney played the suave host and Chef Wolfgang Puck whipped up dinner.
Obama reminded 150 of his Hollywood set donors that his famed Hope poster from the 2008 was derived from a photograph of Obama [...]
By Angela Diffley
With three days to go before Sunday’s final round vote in France’s presidential elections, Nicolas Sarkozy hopes his passionate address to a huge crowd in front of the Eiffel Tower on Tuesday will create enough momentum to push him ahead, against all the odds.
Sarkozy’s right-wing UMP party say 200,000 people turned out at the event, which had been organised as an alternative to two traditional Mayday events in [...]
From Washington Times:
Sen. Marco Rubio on Thursday took the Obama administration to task for its new mandate that religious organizations pay for their workers’ birth control, calling President Obama a “terrible president.”
Speaking to a receptive crowd at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, the freshamn Florida Republican characterized the mandate as un-American and unconstitutional.
“You may not agree with that [religious] institution, but that’s not the point. The point [...]
POLITICO’s Ginger Gibson:
Newt Gingrich took the opportunity of being on Florida’s space coast to revisit one of his favorite topics: space exploration.
“By the end of my second term, we will have the first permanent base on the moon and it will be American,” Gingrich said to applause.
He said the development would include commercial and private efforts, and will make apparent, “we clearly have the capacity that Chinese and the Russians will never come [...]
January 11, 2012
The collapses of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Centre, on September 11, 2001, were the most frightening images that I have ever seen, up until May 24th, 2011, when Binyamin Netanyahu addressed a joint session of the United States Congress and received 29 standing ovations, along with many other outbursts of sycophantic applause.
It was the final nail in a coffin, the construction of which began long [...]
At a campaign event this evening at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C., President Obama indicated that he had successfully brought about “change”–an ambiguous 2008 campaign promise–by killing terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden. From the official White House transcript:
And change is keeping one of the first promises I made in 2008 — ending the war in Iraq and bringing our troops home. (Applause.) The war is over and our troops are home. [...]
By Anthony Campisi
Inquirer Staff Writer
So an ex-senator walks into a comedy club . . .
That’s not the setup to a joke – it’s what happened Tuesday night when Arlen Specter took the stage at the Helium Comedy Club’s open-mike night in Center City.
“I’ve been in comedy now for 30 years,” the former senator explained.
Taking a try at stand-up was a natural step after spending so many years in the “sit-down comedy” [...]
Next year will be the toughest for the country since the early 1980s, David Cameron has told a meeting of MPs.
David Cameron is facing a fresh uprising by Eurosceptics who fear they have been ‘sold a pup’ over the eurozone
(Telegraph) The Prime Minister also warned that there are no signs of a return to the “feel good factor”. Mr Cameron is understood to have told the meeting of the [...]
(AFP) Argentine President Cristina Kirchner was sworn in Saturday to a second four-year term at the peak of her popularity but with the country’s booming economy shadowed by Europe’s financial crisis.
The 58-year-old took the oath of office, invoking her late husband and predecessor Nestor Kirchner, and then received the presidential sash from her daughter Florencia amid cheers and applause in Congress.
“Today, as you can imagine, is not an easy day for this president,” [...]
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* Ruling party expected to lose Duma control in polls
* Putin says party results will determine if Medvedev will be PM
By Darya Korsunskaya
MOSCOW, Dec 1 (Reuters) – Russia’s ruling tandem of President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin campaigned together on Thursday, pledging pay rises three days before an election that will most likely see the ruling party lose its majority in parliament.
Sunday’s parliamentary vote is [...]
Congressman responds by pointing out he’s been condemning the 1% for decades
November 22, 2011
A gaggle of ‘occupy’ sympathizers interrupted a question and answer session at a Ron Paul town hall gathering in Keene, New Hampshire Monday, proceeding to heckle the congressman in the form of a strange collective chant.
Taking hold of the microphone at the gathering, a man near the center of the audience stood up and declared “mic [...]