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REAL SOLUTIONS FOR EDUCATION

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Fox's Andrew Napolitano
By David EdwardsThursday, July 31, 2014 9:20 EDT   TweetFox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano on Thursday advised House Republicans to drop a lawsuit against President Barack Obama for abuse of power because he said that impeachment was the “only remedy” allowed by the Constitution. For months, Andrew Napolitano has suggested that the president deserves to be impeached for everything from so-called sequestration spending cuts to the release of U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. In a co...
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A painting of President Ronald Reagan. Photo: Flickr user edalisse, creative commons licensed.
By Travis GettysThursday, July 31, 2014 9:18 EDT   TweetA half-cooked attempt to set up a conservative social network quickly collapsed into a heap of phony accounts, crude swearing, and pornographic GIFs. Ohio Republican Janet Porter pre-launched ReaganBook – “Facebook for Patriots” – in April, after employees from the more well-known social media site took part in a LGBT rights demonstration in San Francisco. After several left-leaning sites, including Raw Story, publicized the launch the fledgli...
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By Scott KaufmanThursday, July 31, 2014 9:08 EDT   TweetSpeaking with Katie Couric on Yahoo Global News, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said that five of her male counterparts on the court have “a blind spot” when it comes to women’s issues. After noting that all three female justices were in the minority in the recent Hobby Lobby decision, Couric asked Ginsburg whether she “believed the five male justices truly understood the ramifications of their decision.” Following a long pause, Gin...
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Honduran migrants deported from the United States walk on a tarmac of Toncontin Airport in Tegucigalpa (AFP)
By ReutersThursday, July 31, 2014 8:44 EDT   TweetBy Joseph Kolb ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (Reuters) – U.S. border authorities have suspended the processing of undocumented immigrants at a center in New Mexico after one of the detainees was diagnosed with chicken pox, a spokeswoman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement said on Wednesday. The case was discovered earlier this week at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia, where more than 600 people are being held for processing after enteri...
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An electron micrograph image of an Ebola virus virion (AFP)
By ReutersThursday, July 31, 2014 8:43 EDT   TweetBy David Lewis and Emma Farge DAKAR (Reuters) – Liberia will close schools and consider quarantining some communities, it said on Wednesday, rolling out the toughest measures yet imposed by a West African government to halt the worst outbreak on record of the deadly Ebola virus. “This is a major public health emergency. It’s fierce, deadly and many of our countrymen are dying and we need to act to stop the spread,” Lewis Brown, Liberia’s information...
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Video of bison fleeing Yellowstone National Park [YouTube]
By ReutersThursday, July 31, 2014 8:42 EDT   TweetBy Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) – New herds of genetically pure wild bison may once again roam vast expanses of the American West where the iconic animal has been absent since the end of the 19th century, under a tentative plan federal officials advanced on Wednesday. The proposal, for which Yellowstone National Park officials have begun seeking public comment, is almost sure to draw staunch opposition from ranchers concerned about disease, competition...
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The Tesla P85+ all electric car and its charging station are displayed at the North American International Auto Show (AFP)
By ReutersThursday, July 31, 2014 8:41 EDT   TweetBy Sophie Knight TOKYO (Reuters) – Panasonic Corp confirmed on Thursday it would invest in U.S. electric carmaker Tesla Motors Inc’s planned $5 billion lithium-ion battery plant in the United States, but said it had yet to decide on the size of its investment. The Japanese company, which already supplies batteries for Tesla, said it was gauging the demand for batteries before deciding on an amount. It had earlier said it would invest in stages and t...
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A man attends a hacking challenge in Paris on March 16, 2013 [AFP]
By ReutersThursday, July 31, 2014 8:40 EDT   TweetBEIJING (Reuters) – China’s foreign ministry accused Canada on Thursday of making irresponsible accusations lacking any credible evidence after Canada singled out Chinese hackers for attacking a key computer network and lodged a protest with Beijing. Officials said “a highly sophisticated Chinese state-sponsored actor” had recently broken into the National Research Council. The council, Canada’s leading research body, works with major companies such...
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By Scott KaufmanThursday, July 31, 2014 7:43 EDT   TweetLast night on The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert went after corporations who “invert” their corporate structure in order to avoid paying U.S. taxes. He began by playing a clip of Obama discussing large companies that buy smaller companies overseas, “technically renouncing their citizenship, declaring their base some place else even though there operations are here — some people are calling these companies ‘corporate deserters.’” “‘Corporate d...
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Closeup of male worker's hands cutting fish with knife at table Shutterstock
By Travis GettysThursday, July 31, 2014 7:15 EDT   TweetAn eastern Ohio woman told police she was dreaming about filleting a fish when she awoke to find she had instead slashed her sleeping husband’s throat. Judy Jones, of Dillonvale, was charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault after badly injuring her husband in the attack, reported WTOV-TV. The couple’s 16-year-old daughter interrupted the attack early Saturday and called 911, and she later told police her mother had been threatening...
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Angry cop via Shutterstock
By ReutersThursday, July 31, 2014 7:14 EDT   TweetThe Seattle Police Department has reassigned an officer who single-handedly issued about 80 percent of the marijuana tickets handed out in the city during the first half of this year, authorities said on Wednesday. Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole said staff reviewing data to prepare the department’s first biannual report on marijuana enforcement found that 66 of 83 citations for public pot use were given out by just one officer. “In some insta...
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Farmers stage a protest march during an anti-TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) rally in Tokyo, on April 25, 2012. File photo via AFP.
By ReutersThursday, July 31, 2014 6:34 EDT   TweetA bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday said Japan’s refusal to drop all barriers to farm imports under a Pacific trade deal was unacceptable and urged the U.S. administration to cut Japan and Canada out of the talks if they did not give ground. In a letter to President Barack Obama, 140 House members, or nearly one-third of the chamber, expressed “deep concern” about the state of agriculture market negotiations in the Trans-Pacific Partne...
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Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, during a press conference in this September 06, 2012 file photo in Santa Monica, California (AFP/File, Joe Klamar)
By ReutersThursday, July 31, 2014 6:31 EDT   TweetSeattle audio and video technician Todd Mueller showed up last year for what might have been a routine job except for one thing: Amazon.com Inc was taking notes. As he mounted a flat-screen TV on the wall, an Amazon employee studied how he covered his shoes and used a blanket to protect the hardwood floor. After at least two years of study, Amazon is ramping up efforts to offer repair, installation, and other services online, tackling a fragmented b...
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San Diego plane crash KTLA
By ReutersThursday, July 31, 2014 6:25 EDT   TweetA small plane crashed in the parking lot of a San Diego retail store on Wednesday, killing one person and injuring at least one other, according to officials and local media. The single-engine aircraft bounced while attempting to land at the Montgomery Field Airport around 5:25 p.m. local time, became airborne again and then crashed in a nearby Costco parking lot, said Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor. An NBC affiliate in San Die...
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By ReutersThursday, July 31, 2014 6:18 EDT   TweetFacebook Inc is launching a mobile app that gives users in Zambia free access to a handful of online services on mobile phones, broadening an effort to boost Internet usage in underdeveloped countries. The Internet.org app will offer, in partnership with wireless operator Airtel , more than a dozen services including online encyclopedia Wikipedia, websites devoted to weather, job listings and health information, as well as Facebook’s own social netw...
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Katrina-victims
By Arturo GarciaThursday, July 31, 2014 0:52 EDT   TweetA Texas state lawmaker was blasted by criticism on Wednesday for his use of an anti-Cajun slur to refer to Louisiana children who had to attend school in his state in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported. The progressive group Progress Texas posted footage on Tuesday of state Rep. Dennis Bonnen (R) during a hearing concerning the cost of educating children who arrived in the U.S. as part of the recent inf...
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Wait, you didn't really want to see this clip about the McDonnell trial witness list, did you? Sorry, it was on the WaPo "McDonnell Trial" live-blog page, and I don't even have a living link for you. But consider, that's 32 seconds of your life you would never get back.by KenHey, you'd be peeved too if the phone in the cubicle opposite yours had been ringing all frigging day -- and that cubicle has been unoccupied now for almost a year! Not to mention all that stuff going on in, you know, Washington and, well, the world!So I vowed that I was by God going to find a subject for my post this evening that for once wouldn't have me raging, goddammit! Naturally my pile of Stuff to Maybe Write About didn't include anything that fit that description, so I went fishing.• On some webpage -- don't as...
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With right-wing congressman Bill Cassidy running for Mary Landrieu's Senate seat, his Baton Rouge-based House district looks very attractive to an awful lot of candidates. It's a grotesquely gerrymandered (i.e., ethnically-cleansed) deep red district with a PVI of R+21. Obama won 31% there against McCain and 32% against Romney. In 2012 the Democrats didn't even bother putting up a candidate against Cassidy. There are 18 Republicans in the open primary but an inordinate amount of coverage has been about the campaign of former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards. The video above, though, is from one of the leading Republicans in the race, Lenar Whitney, a crackpot who isn't given much of a chance to break through the clutter. Still, she is one of the 7 candidates to have raised six figures. Thi...
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Sean Hannity 073014
By Arturo GarciaWednesday, July 30, 2014 23:58 EDT   TweetFox News host Sean Hannity couldn’t hide his surprise on Wednesday night when his response to comedian Russell Brand’s criticism met resistance from one of his own guests in Fox contributor Geraldo Rivera. “He’s a dufus, which is unfortunate. And his attack on you, unwarranted,” Rivera told Hannity. “Still, I think that there are two sides to this story that are not necessarily being told.” “Geraldo, 3,000 rockets, three kidnapped kids slaug...
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Missing NC teen's adoptive parents indicted [WSOC-TV]
By Arturo GarciaWednesday, July 30, 2014 21:43 EDT   TweetA North Carolina teenage girl’s adoptive parents were indicted on Wednesday on charges of collecting federal benefits following her disappearance, which went unreported for nearly two years, the Charlotte Observer reported. Federal prosecutors accused Casey and Sandy Parsons of taking Medicaid, Social Security, food benefits and adoption assistance for their adopted daughter, Erica Parsons, despite her going missing in November 2011. They ar...
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A small drone hovers in the sky on Feb. 1, 2014 in Washington [AFP]
By ReutersWednesday, July 30, 2014 20:48 EDT   TweetBy Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON Fla. (Reuters) – A drone being flown in a novel attempt to smuggle phones, marijuana and tobacco into a South Carolina maximum security prison crashed outside its walls, authorities said on Wednesday. The contraband smuggling attempt has been under investigation since the wreckage was discovered in April outside the Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, said state Department of Corrections spokeswoman Stephanie ...
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Video of bison fleeing Yellowstone National Park [YouTube]
By ReutersWednesday, July 30, 2014 20:44 EDT   TweetBy Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) – New herds of genetically pure wild bison may once again roam vast expanses of the American West where the iconic animal has been absent since the end of the 19th century, under a tentative plan federal officials advanced on Wednesday. The proposal, for which Yellowstone National Park officials have begun seeking public comment, is almost sure to draw staunch opposition from ranchers concerned about disease, competiti...
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Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson [Facebook]
By Arturo GarciaWednesday, July 30, 2014 20:35 EDT   TweetAstrophysicist and Cosmos host Neil deGrasse Tyson blasted critics of genetically modified foods — often referred to as GMOs — in a video recently posted online, saying they are part of a longstanding process of humans altering the planet’s biology to serve our needs, Mother Jones reported. “I’m amazed how much rejection genetically modified foods are receiving from the public,” deGrasse Tyson tells a French interviewer. “It smacks of the fe...
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The All of Me Tour
CREDIT: AP John Podhoretz, a former speech writer for Ronald Reagan with a regular column in the New York Post, told musician John Legend to “shut up and play the piano” in a tweet sent on Wednesday afternoon. Podhoretz was prompted by a tweet that Legend sent criticizing Israel’s treatment of Secretary of State John Kerry. Podhoretz’s tweet was widely criticized for playing into racist stereotypes of African American entertainers. Rather than apologize or address the controversy, Podhoretz apparently deleted his Twitter account. He was an extremely active user of the Twitter, sending almost 70,000 tweets and attracting over 34,000 followers. Podhoretz is also the editor of Commentary, a conservative magazine, and a contributing editor to the Weekly Standard. The ...
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'Angry teacher in a classroom' [Shutterstock] http://tinyurl.com/kfo2wdw
By Arturo GarciaWednesday, July 30, 2014 19:48 EDT   TweetA “social media strategist” for a Utah school serving foreign students said he was fired after his school’s owner reprimanded him for the allegedly gay connotations of a blog post concerning homophones, the Salt Lake City Tribune reported. “People at this level of English may see the ‘homo’ side and think it has something to do with gay sex.” the owner, Clarke Woodger, allegedly told Tim Torkildson while firing him last week. Torkildson repo...
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Boehner and Obama via AFP
By ReutersWednesday, July 30, 2014 18:44 EDT   TweetWASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday cleared the way for the launch of a lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of overstepping his authority in carrying out his signature healthcare law. The 225-201 vote, along party lines, to authorize the suit will allow House lawyers to draft legal documents over a five-week summer recess starting on Friday. The planned lawsuit is expected to generate months of...
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CREDIT: White House/Pete Souza The U.S. House of Representatives voted 225 to 201 on Wednesday to authorize Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) to sue President Barack Obama and others in his administration for failure to fully implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. Ironically, all of those Republicans voting for a lawsuit to force faster implementation of the healthcare reform law have repeatedly backed its full repeal. Five Republicans joined every Democrat present in opposing the measure. The resolution gives Boehner the authority to file or intervene federal court cases “to seek any appropriate relief regarding the failure of the President, the head of any department or agency, or any other officer or employee of the executiv...
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Washington, DC – DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement after Republicans in the House voted to spend taxpayer dollars to sue President Obama:“Today's vote in the House of Representatives was a shameful display of political pandering and misplaced priorities. Rather than focus on economic policies that will create opportunity and ensure economic security for middle-class Americans, Republicans have chosen to sue the President for doing his job. “There are pressing issues we should be acting on - including comprehensive immigration reform, raising the minimum wage, and renewing emergency unemployment insurance - which would be a far better use of taxpayers' time and money. “Speaker Boehner is gravely mistaken if he thinks this will placate the swell of impea...
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Rep. Dennis Bonnen
Rep. Dennis Bonnen CREDIT: AP Photo/Harry Cabluck A leader of the Texas House of Representatives referred to children who moved to Texas after Hurricane Katrina using a term viewed by many as a deeply offensive ethic slur. In an exchange first publicized by Progress Texas, Rep. Dennis Bonnen (R) referred to the children as “coonass” at a hearing on the fiscal impact of migrants crossing the border into Texas. During a discussion on what resources would be needed in schools to accommodate migrant children, Bonnen, Speaker Pro Tempore of the House, recalled Texas’ experience educating children who moved from Louisiana. “I want to be clear,” he said. “A Katrina child is far different. We can make jokes and pick on Louisiana and it’s fun and all that...
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Michele Bachmann on CNN
By Arturo GarciaWednesday, July 30, 2014 17:20 EDT   TweetOutgoing Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) accused President Barack Obama’s administration during a radio interview of encouraging more Central American immigrant minors to come to the U.S. for the purposes of procuring subjects for medical experiments, Right Wing Watch reported on Wednesday. “We can’t imagine doing this,” she said. “But if you have a hospital, and they are gonna get millions of dollars in government grants so that they can condu...
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Ben Stein is such a douchebag. He has a mental disease and definitely has a defect.

Well said. I couldn't have said it better myself. Keep the faith!

O’Reilly is just one of the talking heads guarding the inhabitants of Bullsh*t Mountain from rejoini...