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on February 20, 2014 in World News

FCC sidesteps explanation on controversial plan to ‘interfere with news stations’

  FCC sidesteps explanation on controversial plan to ‘interfere with news stations’ The US Federal Communications Commission announced it will pull back from an unpopular plan that proposed placing a federal agent inside newsrooms across the country, prompting media watchdogs to accuse the government of trying to restrict press freedom. The FCC first announced the plan, known as the ‘Multi-Market  Study of Critical Information Needs,’ (CIN) last year. It  presented vague notions about how FCC officials would observe   “the process by which stories are selected,” including  notions of “perceived station bias” and “perceived  responsiveness to underserved populations.” Ajit Pai, commissioner… View Article

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on February 20, 2014 in World News

Recording Traffic Stop Lands Davie Woman In Jail

Recording Traffic Stop Lands Davie Woman In Jail A Davie woman plans to sue the Broward Sheriff’s Office after she was forced to spend the night in jail for using her cellphone to record a deputy during a traffic stop. Last March, 33-year old Brandy Berning was pulled over by Lt. William O’Brien after she reportedly drove in the HOV lane at the wrong time, according to The Sun-Sentinel. As O’Brien approached her vehicle, Berning hit the record button on her phone. She recorded about 15 seconds of the conversation before telling O’Brien that he was being recorded. That’s when… View Article

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on February 20, 2014 in World News

Unrepentant Battleground Texas Now Subject to State Investigation

                      Unrepentant Battleground Texas Now Subject to State Investigation The most recent James O’Keefe expose released on Breitbart Texas showed a Battleground Texas field organizer engaging in a seemingly illegal data mining operation where confidential information from voter registration forms was being collected in an effort to help elect Wendy Davis as governor of Texas. The video has now triggered a process by which an investigation carried by the State of Texas may occur. In an interview with local San Antonio news, Bexar County Election Administrator Jacquelyn Callanen admitted to… View Article

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on February 19, 2014 in World News

McDonald’s employee fired for buying food for firefighters

McDonald’s employee fired for buying food for firefighters A McDonald’s employee who spend the past eight years working at the fast food chain was fired after she bought food for firefighters and then clashed with her boss over the issue. Heather Levia, a 23-year-old single mom with twins, told WIVB-TV  in western New York that she was working her standard morning  shift at McDonald’s when a group of firefighters came in. The  Allegany Fire Department had been in the news recently for  putting out a house fire in sub-zero temperatures, and Levia said  she wanted to show her gratitude by paying… View Article

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on February 19, 2014 in World News

Georgia teen killed by police was holding a Wii remote

Georgia teen killed by police was holding a Wii remote A 17-year-old high school student who wanted to be a US Marine was fatally shot by Georgia police officers who mistook the video game controller in his hand for a weapon, the lawyer representing his family says. Christopher Roupe was preparing to watch a movie when two police  officers showed up at the door to execute a probation violation  against his father, according to his family. Euharlee Police Chief Terry Hagert also stated that two officers  arrived at the home on Friday night. When Roupe answered the  door, the female… View Article

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on February 19, 2014 in World News

Report Shows Violent Crime Decreased as Gun Sales Increased

                    Report Shows Violent Crime Decreased as Gun Sales Increased Violent crime fell during the first six months of 2013–at the same time the number of gun purchases was expanding. According to preliminary FBI stats, “All offenses in the category of violent crime” fell during the first six months of 2013, compared to the same time period in 2012. UPI reports that this included “murder, non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, [and] aggravated assault and robbery.” Specifically, “murders declined by 6.9 percent, forcible rapes declined 10.6 percent, aggravated assaults decreased 6.6 percent and… View Article

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on February 19, 2014 in World News

Mom Uses ‘Assault Rifle’ to Ward Off Intruder with Handgun

                      Mom Uses ‘Assault Rifle’ to Ward Off Intruder with Handgun On February 17, a Detroit mother used an “assault rifle” to protect her “two small children” by repelling a home intruder armed with a handgun. According to WXYZ ABC 7, the mother retrieved the rifle when she heard the door to her house being kicked in. She said, “I let them know I had a gun once they were in the house. They said no you don’t so I shot off the first round.” All three intruders initially fled after… View Article

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on February 19, 2014 in World News

Battleground Texas is the ‘New ACORN’

Battleground Texas is the ‘New ACORN’ In his latest video release, investigative journalist James O’Keefe of Project Veritas calls Battleground Texas “the new ACORN.” O’Keefe and his team recorded Jennifer Longoria, a field organizer for Battleground Texas, apparently instructing volunteers to copy, unlawfully, the telephone numbers of voters they had registered so that they could enter those numbers in a database for future use in get-out-the-vote efforts to help Democrats. O’Keefe is attempting to draw parallels to the voter registration controversies for which ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) became infamous, and which led to investigations or convictions… View Article

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on February 18, 2014 in World News

71% of Obama voters, 55% Democrats ‘regret’ voting for his re-election

                    71% of Obama voters, 55% Democrats ‘regret’ voting for his re-election Over seven in 10 Obama voters, and 55 percent of Democrats, regret voting for President Obama’s reelection in 2012, according to a new Economist/YouGov.com poll. Conducted to test the media hype about a comeback by 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, the new poll found voters still uninspired by Romney, but also deeply dissatisfied with Obama who has so far failed to capitalize on his victory over 15 months ago. The poll asked those who voted for Obama’s reelection… View Article

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on February 18, 2014 in World News

Texas Enforcing Voter ID Law Today – Despite DOJ Attack

                    Texas Enforcing Voter ID Law Today – Despite DOJ Attack Early voting for the March Primary Election began today with Texas’ voter ID law enjoying full enforcement, despite U.S. Department of Justice objections in federal court. Just as Texans experienced in the 2013 Constitutional Election, voters must present an approved photo ID to cast a regular ballot at their polling place. The Holder Justice Department filed a federal lawsuit against Texas in summer 2013 on the claim that voter ID was a violation of the Voting Right Act, as part… View Article

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