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Archive for November 3rd, 2014

Conservatives Freaking Out About Jeb Bush Run

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 3rd, 2014 12:08 am by HL

Conservatives Freaking Out About Jeb Bush Run
Brett LoGiurato, Business Insider: During a prominent gathering of conservatives in the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire, the largest spattering of boos among the crowd didn’t come at speakers’ frequent mentions of President Barack Obama. The loudest jeers came when a speaker would mention former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. As chatter heats up about a Bush possibly running for president in 2016, he faces a potentially significant obstacle Â? convincing the conservative base to rally around him as a Republican nominee.


Scientists try to predict number of US Ebola cases

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 3rd, 2014 12:08 am by HL

Scientists try to predict number of US Ebola cases
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Top medical experts studying the spread of Ebola say the public should expect more cases to emerge in the United States by year’s end as infected people arrive here from West Africa, including American doctors and nurses returning from the hot zone and people fleeing from the deadly disease.

Palmer, Cards beat Romo-less Cowboys 28-17
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Carson Palmer had three touchdown passes after an early interception the Cowboys returned for a score, and the Dallas offense struggled without the injured Tony Romo in a 28-17 loss to Arizona on Sunday.

Blue Jays trade Lind to Brewers for Estrada
TORONTO (AP) — First baseman Adam Lind was traded from the Blue Jays to the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday for right-hander Marco Estrada, ending the first baseman’s nine-year run in Toronto.


On the campaign trail with ex-con Buddy Cianci

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 3rd, 2014 12:08 am by HL

On the campaign trail with ex-con Buddy Cianci
Mo Rocca introduces us to a man who is both loved and reviled in Providence, R.I., former mayor and convicted felon Buddy Cianci, now running to return to City Hall.

Which Senate races are coming down to the wire?
A number of intriguing Senate races are close as the battle for the upper chamber is just a few days away. CBS News political director John Dickerson joins “CBS This Morning Saturday” to discuss the closest contests.


Fox Host: We Need “An Older White Guy Appreciation Day”

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 3rd, 2014 12:08 am by HL

Fox Host: We Need “An Older White Guy Appreciation Day”

From the November 2 edition of Fox News’ Fox & Friends Sunday:

Previously:

Tucker Carlson Hosted All-White Panel Of Journalists To Discuss “Obama’s Blackness

Fox’s Carlson: The NAACP Is “An Absurd Fringe Group” That Is “Bankrupt Literally And Morally”

Tucker Carlson: NAACP Is “Totally Discredited, Some Would Say Pathetic”


Reading Tuesday’s Tea Leaves

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 3rd, 2014 12:08 am by HL

Reading Tuesday’s Tea Leaves
David Shribman, RealClearPolitics
Tuesday’s elections are important — to the Congress, to the president, to the 2016 aspirants for the White House, to the country. They’ll create the political climate for the last two years of the Obama administration, set the table for the next presidential election and determine whether the 114th Congress is any more productive, or any less contentious, than the 113th. Midterm congressional elections often are over-interpreted, as they were in 1938: The Democrats lost 72 House seats but Franklin Roosevelt had little trouble holding onto the White House in 1940 and 1944. On…

Plutocrat or Populist? Actually, Hillary Clinton Is Neither
Joe Conason, RealClearPolitics
As America’s biggest political target — a status she is likely to enjoy for the foreseeable future — Hillary Clinton takes incoming fire of every caliber from all directions. One day her words are ripped from context to depict her as a plutocratic elitist; on another day, she is quoted, selectively, to prove that she is a raving populist. And on still another day last week, when she was campaigning in North Carolina for Sen. Kay Hagan, a right-wing rag tarred her as a “plutocratic populist.” Her partisan critics never worry about such ludicrous contradiction, as long as they can keep…


Alistair Darling to stand down as MP

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 3rd, 2014 12:08 am by HL

Alistair Darling to stand down as MP
Former Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling is to stand down as an MP at the general election.

Merkel ‘would accept UK exit from EU’
Chancellor Angela Merkel would accept the UK’s exit from the EU if David Cameron insists on migration curbs, German press reports say.


Planet headed toward ‘irreversible’ climate damage, UN warns

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 3rd, 2014 12:08 am by HL

Planet headed toward ‘irreversible’ climate damage, UN warns
A report argues that emissions must fall to a net zero by the end of the century.


Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Drops His Tribal Name

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 3rd, 2014 12:08 am by HL

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Drops His Tribal Name
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has decided to drop his tribal name of Ahmadzai and has asked all government departments and media to use his family name only.

A letter was sent last week by the Presidential Palace’s administrative affairs office to all government departments telling them to drop “Ahmadzai” from official documentation, deputy palace spokesman Fayeq Wahidi said. The president had signed the letter, he said. The Ahmadzai are one of the biggest Pashtun tribes in Afghanistan, based largely in the south and southeast of the country, though Ghani is from Logar province south of Kabul.

Tribal names are sometimes added to the end of a name to denote tribal and geographical affiliation.

Wahidi said Ghani wants to use the name that appears on his national identification card.


U.N. Panel Issues Its Starkest Warning Yet on Global Warming

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 3rd, 2014 12:08 am by HL

U.N. Panel Issues Its Starkest Warning Yet on Global Warming
Failure to reduce emissions could threaten society with food shortages, refugee crises, major flooding and mass extinctions, the group of scientists and other experts found.



Bomber Kills at Least 50 Along Border in Pakistan
The attack, which also wounded at least 120 people, occurred near the border with India where a flag-lowering ceremony takes place daily at sunset.



Hong Kong Police Arrest British Banker After 2 Women’s Bodies Are Found
One woman had her throat slashed and the body of the other was discovered decomposing in a suitcase on a balcony.



Vaujours Journal: Seeing a New Future for French Nuclear Site, After the Toxic Dust Has Settled
Scientists blew up more than half a ton of uranium in 2,000 explosions at a fort only 14 miles from the Eiffel Tower. Now there is disagreement over whether the site should be redeveloped.




Investigators Focus on Tail Booms in Crash of Space Plane

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 3rd, 2014 12:08 am by HL

Investigators Focus on Tail Booms in Crash of Space Plane
The Virgin Galactic space plane that broke apart on Friday shifted early into a high-drag configuration that is designed to slow it down.