.



.

Obamas Attend Church on Easter

Not just any church.

(President Barack Obama attends Easter services at the 19th Street Baptist Church on Sunday April 20, 2014 Pool/Getty Images)

ABC News
WASHINGTON — The Obama family today attended an Easter service in the capital, drawing special attention from the pastor and a warm reception from the congregation.

The first family’s decision to skip church on Christmas Eve and Christmas while on vacation in Hawaii four months ago did not go unnoticed, among media outlets both religious and mainstream. Today, they made up for lost church time.

The Obamas made a short trip to the Nineteenth Street Baptist Church eschewing St. John’s Episcopal, a church traditionally visited by presidents that sits across Lafayette Square from the White House, where the Obamas have attended church services in the past along with a few other area houses of worship.

A tan-suited Obama and the first family sat in the second row of a middle section of pews.

The Obamas received some extra attention from the pastor, Rev. Dr. Derrick Harkins, who directed part of a prayer at the first family, asking God to “surround our president … Bestow upon him a wisdom that indeed comes from you … Even yes, when the light of a flame turns into the harsh glare of criticism, tend to his spirit.”

He also asked for heavenly attention to “sister Michelle” and offered thanks for God’s “hedge of protection” around Sasha and Malia and asked that the church’s “prayers might envelop them with love and encouragement.”

 Pastor of the 19th Street Baptist Church a pro-abortion activist who worked for the DNC to reelect  Obama



Flashback via Lifenews
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has hired a prominent pro-abortion activist to lead the religious outreach program as it prepares to support the re-election campaign of Obama.
The Democratic Party has hired Rev. Dr. Derrick Harkins, the senior pastor of the prestigious Nineteenth Street Baptist Church, one of the largest historic black congregations in Washington, DC. In addition to serving on the board of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), Harkins serves on an advisory board for the pro-abortion Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice.

He also serves on the board of the liberal advocacy group Faith and Public Life, funded by leftist philanthropies like George Soros and the Tides Foundation, both of which support abortion.

More via DNC website

Rev. Derrick Harkins supported Obamacare and the reelection of Democrats in 2012:
"President Obama has been a leader on so many of the issues and values religious Americans are passionate about—from comprehensive and just immigration reform to the Affordable Care Act to maintaining and supporting the critical role of faith in public life. People of faith have a home in the Democratic Party, and I have every expectation that people of faith will be a key part of a successful election for Democrats in 2012.”

 

Ukraine PM on Reports of Jews Being Ordered To Register With Pro-Russian Separatists: I Have Ordered Ukrainian Military Forces To 'Find These Bastards And Bring Them To Justice' (Video)



An angry Ukrainian PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk responds to reports of Jews in eastern Ukraine being told to register with pro-Russian separatists last week.

"I made a clear statement and urged Ukrainian military and security forces and Ukrainian Department of Homeland Security urgently to find these bastards and to bring them to justice,” Yatsenyuk told NBC’s David Gregory on 'Meet the Press'

Watch-



 

DWS: Democrats Have an Advantage Going Into the 2014 Midterms Because Republicans Have Nominated 'Extremists' That Voters Reject (Video)

I hope there's another Republican wipeout in 2014, just like 2010. DWS is back to calling Republicans extremists, 'strangled by the tea party'



'You have the Republican Party who is strangled by the Tea Party. They are weighed down by Republican primaries in which the Tea Party candidates are the likely winners and we have countless elections now that Democrats have won because the Republicans have nominated extremists that their voters reject. And that's the advantage we will have going into this election'


 

Senator Corker: 'We're Going to Lose Eastern Ukraine If We Continue As We Are'....'It's Going to Be a Geopolitical Disaster'


Corker says we shouldn't be waiting to react to Russia's next move, the U.S. should sanction Russian energy companies and large banks right now


politico
The top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee sees Russia taking full control of eastern Ukraine unless there's a major change in the approach that the United States and its allies are taking in assisting Kiev.

"I think we're going to lose eastern Ukraine if we continue as we are, and I think it's going to be a geopolitical disaster if that occurs," Sen. Bob Corker said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press."

"I think Russia is going to do it over time the way they're doing it with black ops, intimidation," he said.

The Tennessee Republican said the Obama administration hasn't done much to help the Ukrainians with what he views as a largely passive approach to the actions of President Vladimir Putin's Kremlin. "I think the administration is basically saying to Russia, look, don't do anything overt, don't come across the border with the 40,000 troops, don't embarrass us in that way, but you can continue to undermine the sovereignty of Ukraine by doing the things that you've done."

"I really do believe we should be sanctioning some of the companies in the energy sector. I think we should hit some of the large banks there," he said. "And certainly we should beef up our security relationship with Ukraine."


Video from Meet the Press



 

NBA Star Blake Griffin Throws Water on Warriors Fan After Fouling Out (Video)


Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin was in foul trouble all game, so it was no surprise when he picked up his sixth late in the fourth quarter.

What was surprising was what came afterward, when Griffin poured water on a fan standing behind him as he stared at the replay and objected to the foul call.

The man had a Golden State Warriors yellow shirt on.

 

Ugh: 22% of Voters Have 'Never Heard of' Rand Paul, 33% of Voters Have 'Never Heard of' Ted Cruz -Poll


Low-information voters on all sides. 1-in-3 voters have never heard of Ted Cruz? Including 1-in-3 registered Republicans? Wow.

Fox News poll asked about the Favorable/Unfavorable of a long list of politicians. In the crosstabs, it has the breakdown by party and how many 'never heard of' the candidate


*12. I'm going to read you the names of several individuals and groups. Please tell me whether
you have a generally favorable or unfavorable opinion of each one.

Rand Paul


*11. I'm going to read you the names of several individuals and groups. Please tell me whether
you have a generally favorable or unfavorable opinion of each one.

Ted Cruz:



 

Kroger Store Manager Confronts Shoplifter Armed With a Knife, Loses Job



A Kroger store manager lost his job after he confronted a shoplifting suspect who was holding a knife.

Cell phone video shot by a shopper shows the manager taking on the suspect in the parking lot of a Kroger store in Arlington. The manager eventually takes the knife from the man and throws the suspect to the ground.

Kroger said in a statement to FOX4 the manager's actions were "not a reflection of our company's fraud prevention protocol, procedures or training."

Arlington police said the shoplifter, Claude Medlock, 51, had a lengthy criminal history that includes theft and robbery convictions. Police told FOX4 they didn't consider the manger's actions criminal.

The Kroger store manager had worked in loss prevention for 13 years and believed he handled the situation properly.

Video from myfoxdfw shows the scuffle in the parking lot and also has a statement from Krogers

Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com


 

New Wheels For a Wounded Warrior



New York International Auto Show teams with Toyota to reward injured veteran with new specially made Rav4 designed just for him. He also gets a custom Purple Heart license plate from the NY Governor



 

Drone Strike in Yemen Kills 9 Al Qaeda Militants



foxnews/ap
SANAA, Yemen – A Yemeni military official says an American drone strike has killed nine suspected Al Qaeda militants and inadvertently killed and wounded some civilians.

The official said the early Saturday raid targeted a car carrying the militants in the Sawmaa area in the al-Bayda province at the time another car was nearby carrying civilians.

At least six civilians were killed and wounded, the official said on condition of anonymity in line with military regulations.

The deputy governor of al-Bayda was assassinated Tuesday by suspected Al Qaeda militants.

Yemen's branch of Al Qaeda, also known as Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, is considered to be the most dangerous in the world. It overran much of the south in 2011. Yemen's army, supported by U.S. military experts and drone strikes, pushed them back, but clashes continue



 

Photo: Obama at the White House Tweets 'Hello Spring'

Obama at the WH yesterday enjoying this spring weather



Actually, spring sprung 5 years ago, when this photo was taken-

“It was a glorious spring day and President Obama decided to move his meeting with his senior advisors outside to the Rose Garden.”- May 20, 2009
(Official White House photo by Pete Souza via flickr )