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President Obama ’s high-risk immigration gamble may have severe consequences for Washington, the country and the Democratic Party, most of all Hillary Clinton (pictured).
Mrs. Clinton’s assumed bid for the Democratic presidential nomination is already running into trouble. The national exit poll from the recently completed midterm elections showed her with less than a majority of voters (43%) saying she would make a good president. When pitted against an unnamed Republican candidate, Mrs. Clinton lost 40% to 34%.
The numbers above followed a September WSJ/NBC poll showing a plunge in Mrs. Clinton’s favorability rating, to 43%, from 59% in 2009.
And that was before President Obama launched a defiant post-midterm campaign discarding political compromise and unilaterally doubling down on his unpopular policies. As a candidate, Mrs. Clinton would likely inherit a damaged party—and as a former member of his administration, she would struggle with the consequences of Mr. Obama’s go-it-alone governance.
The cyber security firm Symantec on Sunday revealed that a malicious new piece of software is collecting information on individuals, companies, and government entities without their knowledge.
The malware, called Regin, is considered to be a mass surveillance and data collection tool (sometimes referred to as “spyware”). Its purpose and origin is still unclear, Symantec said, but researchers believe that the program is the work of a nation-state.
Symantec said Regin (pronounced “re-gen,” as in “regenerate”) monitors its targets with a rarely-seen level of sophistication.
A militia group has taken to social media to offer a bounty for information on a Ferguson police officer.
The offer is $5,000 for the whereabouts of Darren Wilson. He's been on paid leave since 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed. The group claims it just wants to talk with Wilson, but the approach doesn't sit well with former Overland Park Police Chief John Douglass.
Jonathan Gruber (pictured) one of ObamaCare’s chief architects will testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on December 9 on “repeated transparency failures and outright deceptions surrounding ObamaCare.
Gruber has gained notoriety over the past two weeks after several videos went public, in which the ObamaCare author is seen explaining how President Obama’s signature heath care law was passed thanks to a “lack of transparency” and “the stupidity of the American people.”
The New York Times is the only one of the four national newspapers satisfied with President Obama’s plan to delay deportation for some 5 million immigrants now living in the United States illegally without Congress.
The Obama’s policy by executive order is tearing at the fabric of national consent’s immigration plan.
The Washington Post said unilateral action is not the right way.
USA Today said his plan amounts to executive overreach.
The Wall Street Journal said Obama’s policy by executive order is tearing at the fabric of national consent.
More than 10,000 people lived on this tiny Japanese island up until the 1970s. Once home of an active coal mining facility owned by Mitsubishi Motors, Gunkanjima (or, literally, "Battleship Island") is now entirely abandoned.
The small island is located about 12 miles from Nagasaki Port.
Until 1974, the island served as a coal mine and was occupied by more than 5,000 residents.
The island was only 1,570 ft long, 500 ft wide resulting in the highest population density in recorded history worldwide!
To accommodate so many people in such a small area, every piece of land was built up so that the island came to resemble a massive battleship. In fact, "Gunkanjima" is a nickname that means "battleship island" in Japanese.
Pripyat is a city in Ukraine located located 95 miles north of Kiev and is within the Chernobyl disaster zone created by the worst nuclear disaster in history when the nuclear power plant suffered an explosion on April 26, 1986.
The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant at the time of the disaster was in what was then called the Ukrainian SSR (Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic) which was under the direct jurisdiction of the central authorities of the Soviet Union.
The city of Pripyat, which once bustled with nearly 50,000 residents, is now an Orwellian ghost town. Radiation levels remain too high for permanent human habitation, though it is considered safe for tourists to visit.
Inside a Pripyat school
A Soviet propaganda mural inside the Palace of Culture
The Kings County marriage license, viewed Monday by The Associated Press, was issued Nov. 7 for the 80-year-old Manson and 26-year-old Afton Elaine Burton.
Burton, who likes to be called Star, left her midwestern home nine years ago and moved to Corcoran, California – the site of the prison – to be near Manson. She maintains several websites advocating Manson’s innocence.
Barack Obama is repeating the process used by him and by MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber to enact Obamacare, based on manipulation, deception and the supposed stupidity of American voters, who were told they could keep their plan and keep their doctor.
Now Mr. Obama is using a Gruber-esque trick: A legal memo that relies on a gimmick to declare his amnesty plan is lawful.
Entertainment Weekly says Bill Cosby (pictured) is moving from TV’s entertainment schedule into the TV news programs.
Basic cable network TV Land has now yanked all syndicated repeats of his iconic NBC series The Cosby Show.
The move follows NBC canceling the development of a new prime-time sitcom starring the actor-comedian, and Netflix postponing the debut of its Bill Cosby 77 stand-up special.
Cosby faces mounting rape allegations from several women, including from when he worked on The Cosby Show, which ran from 1984 to 1992 on NBC. On Tuesday, former supermodel Janice Dickinson became the latest to accuse Cosby of sex abuse.
The actor has denied all the allegations through his attorney and has refused to answer questions regarding the matter.