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Report: Justice Department Finds No Evidence NJ Gov. Chris Christie Knew of Bridge Closures in Advance


According to federal sources speaking to WNBC, the investigation has turned up no evidence Chris Christie had any prior information or directed the closure of the traffic lanes. 

So DOJ spent 9 months investigating a lane closure on the GW. But has no interest whatsoever in investigating the IRS scandal, Lois Lerner and missing hard drives, the VA and secret waiting lists, Benghazi, voter intimidation at polling stations and the CIA improperly searching Senate Intelligence Committee computers.

But a lane closure? They're on it.


NBC New York
The U.S. Justice Department investigation into New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s role in 'Bridgegate' has thus far uncovered no information he either knew in advance or directed the closure of traffic lanes on the George Washington Bridge, federal officials tell NBC 4 New York. 
The September 2013 closures -- where several entrance lanes to the George Washington Bridge in Ft. Lee were shut down causing a traffic nightmare for commuters -- has been the subject of several federal and state investigations.

Federal officials caution that the investigation begun nine months ago is ongoing and that no final determination has been made, but say that after nine months authorities have uncovered no information Christie either knew in advance or ordered the closure of traffic lanes.

According to one former federal prosecutor, who had no involvement in any of the probes into the bridge closure, investigations of this kind will often turn up a solid connection early in the inquiry.



 

Al Gore's Microphone Fails When He Tries Quoting Jesus During Speech on Climate Change




So Al Gore begins quoting Luke 12:54 during his speech on climate change--

'And he said also to the people, When ye see a cloud rise out of the west, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower; and so it is. And when ye see the south wind blow, ye say, There will be heat; and it cometh to pass.

"Ye hypocrites"....The Mic fails

 Gore keeps on speaking. He finally looks down at the podium to see what's wrong




 

Air Force Dumps 'So Help Me God' From Enlistment Oath

'So help me God' is optional now thanks to some atheists who threatened the Air Force with a lawsuit.


washingtontimes
Members of the U.S. Air Force will no longer be required to say “so help me God” during their enlistment oath.

A legal review of rules that required the phrase occurred after the American Humanist Association threatened to sue on behalf of an atheist airman. The unnamed airman at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada was denied re-enlistment Aug. 25 after crossing the phrase out of the oath.

We take any instance in which Airmen report concerns regarding religious freedom seriously,” said Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James, Air Force Times reported Wednesday. The change in policy goes into effect immediately.

“We are pleased that the U.S. Department of Defense has confirmed our client has a First Amendment right to omit the reference to a supreme being in his reenlistment oath,” Monica Miller, an attorney with the AHA’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center, said in a statement Wednesday, Air Force Times reported. “We hope the Air Force will respect the constitutional rights of Atheists in the future.”

The Army, Navy and Marine Corps all give enlistees the option to say “so help me God.”


 

WATCH: 3-Year-Old Ignores Military Protocol When His Mother Returns From Deployment



After serving overseas for the past year, more than 130 soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard are back at home.

While it was all about the soldiers at their homecoming celebration, one little boy stole the show. He couldn't wait any longer to hug his mom. Before the soldiers could greet their families, this little guy ran through the crowd and into his mom's arms

Video-



 

WATCH- Ed Henry Runs Circles Around WH Press Sec. Josh Earnest over 'Combat Troops' on the Ground


Like his boss, WH press secretary Josh Earnest is simply in over his head.

Ed Henry: So, these U.S. troops that are alongside the Iraqi troops, if they are fired upon by ISIS, are they to do nothing?
Josh Earnest: U.S. troops have rules of engagement
Ed Henry: OK, if they fire back, that means they are in combat and it's a combat zone.

Josh Earnest ends up twisting himself into a pretzel so he can say there will be no 'combat troops' on the ground.



 

9th Circuit Affirms That It’s Illegal To Wear American Flag Shirts On Cinco De Mayo


Daniel Galli, Austin Carvalho, Matthew Dariano and Dominic Maciel along with friend Clayton Howard were asked to turn their American flag T-shirts inside out or go home when they wore them to Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill (California) on Cinco de Mayo. (Photo Julie Fagerstrom)


dailycaller
The full slate of Ninth Circuit judges has thus agreed with a lower district court and with a trio of appellate judges that officials at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Calif. could censor students who wanted to wear flag-emblazoned shirts.

The federal appeals court issued its denial of an en banc hearing on Sept. 17 — Constitution Day.

“[N]o further petitions shall be permitted,” the court ordered.

The trouble dates back to Cinco de Mayo (May 5) in 2010, when officials at Live Oak High — a school with a predominant Mexican-American student body — forced the students to remove their American flag-festooned shirts. Administrators called the shirts “incendiary” and worried that fighting would break out between white and Latino students if Latino students noticed the shirts. So, assistant principal Miguel Rodriguez told the students to turn their shirts inside out or leave school.

Students of Mexican heritage told local media that the students wore American flag T-shirts should apologize. They said ethnically Mexican students wouldn’t wear a Mexican flag on the Fourth of July (not a school day, but never mind).

The full slate of Ninth Circuit judges has thus agreed with a lower district court and with a trio of appellate judges that officials at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Calif. could censor students who wanted to wear flag-emblazoned shirts.

more at mercurynews


 

Trey Gowdy: National Media Not Covering Hearings Because it Doesn't Fit Their Narrative - That We're Just a Bunch of Crazy Republicans Obsessed With Benghazi

They would've covered it if I'd gotten into a shouting match with Mr. Cummings---

Trey Gowdy on the Special Report webcast gets a question from Stephen Hayes about why the mainstream media is not interested in the Benghazi coverup or the hearings-


 

Australian Police Thwart ISIS Plot To Carry Out Public Beheadings


A senior group leader in the Islamic State in Australia was calling on supporters to carry out beheadings and record them on camera to use in ISIS propaganda videos.

Fox News
Australian counterterrorism forces detained 15 people Thursday in a series of suburban raids after receiving intelligence that the Islamic State movement was planning public beheadings in two Australian cities to demonstrate its reach.

About 800 federal and state police officers raided more than a dozen properties across 12 Sydney suburbs as part of the operation -- the largest in Australian history, Australian Federal Police Deputy Commissioner Andrew Colvin told the Associated Press. Separate raids in the eastern cities of Brisbane and Logan were also conducted.

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported that the plan involved kidnapping randomly selected members of the public off the streets in Sydney and Brisbane, beheading them on camera, and releasing the recordings through Islamic State's propaganda arm in the Middle East. Police allege that orders for the attacks came from Mohammad Ali Baryalei, a 33-year-old former Sydney nightclub bouncer who is believed to be the highest-ranking Australian in the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS or ISIL.



 

Levin Apologizes to Fallen Soldiers’ Families for ‘Phony Commander-in-Chief Who Cut & Run’

'I want you to know that your sons and daughters are heroes'


“I – on behalf of many people watching, many people in this country – want to apologize to you. I want you to know that your sons and daughters are heroes,” he said. “They did exactly the right thing. I want to apologize to you for this phony commander-in-chief who cut and run, and as a result helped build up this enemy […] these terrorists, these cockroaches that we’re now having to deal with or should deal with once and for all.”

via Foxnewsinsider



 

ISIS Recruiting "Lone Wolf" Terrorists To Target Times Square in New York (Video)


Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said Tuesday that ISIS is using social media as one of the main tools it has used to attract new recruits. The NYPD Commissioner said Tuesday that ISIS' is putting a call out there for someone to strike inside NYC

NY Daily News reported:
The Islamic militants who spread fear around the globe through beheadings, crucifixions and mass killings are a “very real” threat to the city — and unlike anything law enforcement has ever seen.

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said Tuesday that ISIS has mastered social media, one of the main tools it has used to attract new recruits.

“This is the evolving world of terrorism,” the city’s top cop said. “We are staying ahead of it. We are focusing on it, and I believe that we are as prepared as any entity could be to deal with the threats. But the reality is that we are living in a new era of potential terrorism.”

Bratton’s warnings come as the terror group responsible for the videotaped executions of two American journalists and a British aid worker are calling for “lone wolf” attacks on Times Square.

The recent call for terror — found in an online chat room that claims to be affiliated with ISIS — came with directions on “how to prepare a bomb in the kitchen” as well as a list of tourist spots that will create “pictures of horror.”

“Times Square is considered one of the most important and famous tourist attractions in the city,” the group wrote

CBS NY video
Residents, NYPD on high alert-


 

Survey: 46 Percent of Doctors Give Obamacare a 'D' or 'F'


Only 25% gave Obamacare and A or B


washingtonexaminer
Forty-six percent of doctors give President Obama's healthcare law a "D" or an "F," according to a new survey from the Physicians Foundation. In contrast, just 25 percent of those surveyed gave the law an "A" or a "B."

The findings come from a survey that was emailed to "virtually every physician in the United States with an email address on record with the American Medical Association" this March through June as the law's major provisions were taking effect, and received more than 20,000 responses from doctors.

In their comments that were included (but kept anonymous) in the report, a number of doctors complained about the vast amount of bureaucracy that has been added to the medical profession.

"Get government OUT of healthcare," one doctor wrote. Another wrote, "Repeal Obamacare."

Another comment read, "I'm a Canadian physician practicing in the United States. The politicians and policy makers need to understand that government involvement in healthcare never works."

read the rest here...
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Flashback Fox News Poll: Voters Say Country Worse Off Under Obamacare, wish it had never passed
"By a 55-38 percent margin, people wish the Affordable Care Act had never passed and the 2009 system were still in place. That includes a quarter of Democrats (25 percent), a majority of independents (58 percent) and most Republicans (85 percent)"