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Small Drone Crashes At White House


According to Secret Service, a small drone landed in a tree at 3 a.m. ET Monday. The WH went into lockdown. 


WASHINGTON (AP)  -- A small drone flying at low altitude crashed into the White House complex before dawn Monday, the Secret Service said. President Barack Obama was not at home and the White House said it did not pose a security threat.

The crash prompted an immediate lockdown of the White House grounds until officials could examine the drone. The Secret Service said the 2-foot-long device was a quadcopter — a small, unmanned aircraft that is lifted by four propellers.

"An investigation is underway to determine the origin of this commercially available device, motive, and to identify suspects," said Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary. He said the drone crashed on the southeast side of the White House complex just after 3 a.m.



 

Watch: Plane Runs Out of Fuel, Pilot Deploys Parachute For Emergency Landing in Pacific Ocean



A pilot who used an aircraft parachute to make an emergency landing near Maui, Hawaii when his plane ran out of fuel was rescued by a cruise ship.

The pilot of a single engine Cirrus SR-22 airplane ran out of fuel 253 miles northeast of the island and was saved after the US Coast Guard contacted a nearby cruise ship to rescue him.

Watch the Coast Guard video- This thing is going straight down, it then levels off and hits the water. The pilot jumps out like he's done this before. BTW, I didn't know planes had parachutes



 

Band 'Dropkick Murphys' to Scott Walker: Quit Using Our Music; 'We Literally Hate You'


Music group 'Dropkick Murphy's' (never heard of them) doesn't want Scott Walker to use their song anymore. He used a clip of their music at the Iowa Freedom Summit Saturday

This has happened a few times in the last few years, usually the people who are being told to stop playing music are conservatives.

Here are some:
The group Heart told Sarah Palin to stop playing 'Barracuda'
Mellencamp told John McCain to stop playing 'Our Country' (Both of these in 2008)
Tom Petty told Michele Bachmann stop playing 'American Girl' at her campaign stops
Twisted Sister told Paul Ryan to stop playing 'We're Not Gonna Take It' at his events


washingtontimes reported:
Boston-based Celtic punk band Dropkick Murphys admonished Scott Walker for using their music for his political purposes, issuing a scathing tweet that they “literally hate” the Wisconsin governor.

The band took exception to Mr. Walker’s blaring of the band’s “I’m Shipping Up To Boston” as he took the stage Saturday at the Iowa Freedom Summit, tweeting to the Republican governor to “please stop using our music in any way … we literally hate you !!!”

The Dropkick Murphys have been at odds with Mr. Walker since 2011, when he introduced and brought to fruition a bill that limited the collective bargaining rights of unions. The band responded by selling pro-union T-shirts on their official website, A.V. Club reported.

 

McConnell: Obama Sounds Like He's Running For a Third Term


McConnell: 'He seemed to have completely forgotten or chose to ignore the election last November'


thehill

A top Republican joked in an interview broadcast late Sunday that President Obama may become the first president since Franklin D. Roosevelt to seek a third term in office.

Following the Obama’s State of the Union address last Tuesday, “my first thought was it sounded like he was running for a third term,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell  tells CBS’s “60 Minutes.” 
Obama acknowledged this during his State of the Union address: “I have no more campaigns to run. I know because I won both of them.”

Nevertheless, Republicans remain uneasy about a president that they believe has overstepped his authority more than any other in recent memory.

Obama signaled during his address that he intends to forge ahead with his policy agenda in the final years of his administration.

“He seemed to have completely forgotten or chose to ignore the election last November,” McConnell said. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said he is disappointed Obama didn’t extend an “olive branch” to the new Republican leadership during his speech.

 

Prosecutor Seeks 26 Years in Prison For Costa Concordia Captain


Abandoned ship.

Fox News
ROME – Prosecutors asked a court to convict the captain of the Costa Concordia and sentence him to 26 years in prison Monday for the 2012 shipwreck off Tuscany that killed 32 people, saying the term is hardly excessive given the death toll.

Prosecutor Maria Navarro also asked the court to detain Capt. Francesco Schettino again and seize his passport and navigation license, saying he is a flight risk. She said the trial had proved that Schettino "thought only and always about himself."

Schettino is being tried for manslaughter, causing the shipwreck and abandoning the Concordia while many passengers and crew members were still aboard. Survivors of the Jan. 13, 2012, wreck described a chaotic and delayed evacuation, with lifeboats unable to lower because the ship was already listing so much.


 

Petition Calls For White House to Award Chris Kyle the Medal Of Honor For Ultimate Sacrifice


This was mentioned on the Glenn Beck radio program this morning.




WH Petition:

"We the People respectfully request the White House to start the process to Award Chris Kyle the Medal of Honor. As a Veteran who served in two major wars I owe my life to not only my fellow Men and women in the military but also Kyle. Chris Kyle's devotion for our country to lay down his life for our freedoms resonates with a lot of us especially our Veterans.

 I did not know Chris or his family but his story is the same as my story and so many of our Veterans who have struggled or are still struggling with the lost of our brothers and sisters in arms as well as the hardships of being away from our families. His last mission was to be with his family while helping our Veterans heal the wounds outside and inside. Let's honor him with our nations highest honor for his sacrifice and his family"


Petition here---


 

Fox News Chris Wallace to WH Chief of Staff: Does President Obama Realize He LOST The Midterm Election? (Video)

McDonough ignores the question from Wallace and goes right to his talking points, repeating them like a robot--




 

Chris Christie: I Could 'Certainly' Win Iowa


NJ Gov. Chris Christie said he could “certainly” win Iowa in 2016.

He spoke exclusively with ABC News following his speech at the Iowa Freedom Summit, the first major event of the year to bring together a dozen potential presidential candidates in Iowa. Christie has made six trips to the Hawkeye State since 2014.

“I don’t know why they keep inviting me back if I can’t win here,” Christie told ABC News. "I certainly think I could.”

As he prepares for a possible 2016 run, Christie has already tapped political operatives in the state, including Phil Valenziano, who served as former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s Iowa field director ahead of the 2012 caucuses.

Christie also traveled to Iowa last week for the inauguration of Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad.

“I’m being deliberative about it and I’m not going to let anybody else rush me,” he said. “We’ll make it sometime soon, but everybody defines soon differently right?”

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The current polling says otherwise. A survey by Gravis Marketing just one week ago, shows Chris Christie way back in pack in Iowa. He's at 5%.




 

Ron Fournier: Top Dems Worried That Obama's SOTU Put Hillary Clinton "In a Box"

Obama's SOTU wasn't about getting ready for 2016, it was about his legacy says Ron Fournier on FNS.





 

SNL Open Skewers Tom Brady, Bill Belichick Over #DeflateGate (Video)

'Did you have anything to do with deflating these balls?'

Watch--



 

Video-- Ted Cruz Speech at the Iowa Freedom Summit

"I want to talk to you about reigniting the miracle of America...Our rights don't come from government, they come from God almighty"

Strong speech from Ted Cruz. Sounds like he running in 2016





 

Obama Won't Meet With Netanyahu In Washington But Will Travel to Saudi Arabia Tuesday to Meet New Saudi King

2 headlines, both from CNN...


WH excuse for not meeting with Netanyahu? We don't want to influence the upcoming Israeli elections. Oh OK. How about Saudi Arabia where there are NO elections?


CNN Reported
US. President Barack Obama will travel to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday in order to meet the newly appointed monarch, King Salman, and pay his respects to the family of the late King Abdullah, the White House said Saturday.

Vice President Joe Biden was originally set to have led a delegation to Saudi Arabia on Obama's behalf.

However, the schedule for the President's departure from India has been adjusted to allow Obama to stop in Riyadh himself on his way home, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said.

Funeral services were held Friday for King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud, who died earlier that day. He was 90.

World leaders are now traveling to the Saudi capital, Riyadh, to offer condolences for Abdullah's death and pay their respects to the new ruler.

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Headline one here...
Headline two here

 

Golden State Warriors Player Breaks NBA Record By Scoring 37 Points in One Quarter (Video)



  On Friday night, basketball history was made. Klay Thompson led the Golden State Warriors to victory against the Sacramento Kings Friday night single-handedly by scoring a record-breaking number of points: 37 in one quarter.

That’s more than any NBA player has ever scored in a single quarter.

As SBNation’s Seth Rosenthal put it, “This may honestly be the densest hot streak in the history of professional basketball. It was like watching an atom split on the hardwood.”

“He can’t miss!” one announcer exclaims after Thompson sinks his umpteenth 3-point shot, while the other says, “I’ve never seen a shooting display like this.”

The previous NBA single-quarter scoring record was 33, scored by George Gervin in 1978. (via  theblaze

Watch it here-- This is incredible. Crowd goes crazy