American Doctor Infected with Ebola Tests Negative, Will Be Released From Emory Hospital in Atlanta Today


Kent Brantly, one of the two American doctors infected with Ebola while working in west Africa, is expected to be released from Emory University Hospital today. The second patient, Dr. Nancy Writebol, remains in recovery, but is regaining strength.

Brantly arrived at Emory on August 2nd

Emory University Hospital will hold a news conference Thursday afternoon to talk about the release of both Ebola patients currently being treated at the hospital. Dr. Kent Brantly is expected to be present at the news conference to make a statement.

News Chopper 2 was there as Brantly arrived at the hospital Saturday, Aug. 2, where he walked in wearing a protective suit. A second Ebola patient, Nancy Writebol, arrived three days later.

Both patients have been kept in isolation inside the hospital as they received treatment for the virus.

In a statement from Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan's Purse, he said:

“Today I join all of our Samaritan’s Purse team around the world in giving thanks to God as we celebrate Dr. Kent Brantly’s recovery from Ebola and release from the hospital. Over the past few weeks I have marveled at Dr. Brantly’s courageous spirit as he has fought this horrible virus with the help of the highly competent and caring staff at Emory University Hospital. His faithfulness to God and compassion for the people of Africa have been an example to us all.

“I know that Dr. Brantly and his wonderful family would ask that you please remember and pray for those in Africa battling, treating and suffering from Ebola

Video report from WSBTV


Israeli Airstrike Kills 3 Senior Hamas Leaders

Netanyahu praises the Israeli military's 'precise execution'

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three senior commanders of the Hamas military wing Thursday, delivering a likely blow to the organization's morale and highlighting the long reach of Israel's intelligence services.

The pre-dawn strike leveled a four-story house in a densely populated neighborhood of the southern town of Rafah, killing six people, including the three senior Hamas commanders.

The trio had played a key role in expanding Hamas' military capabilities in recent years, including digging attack tunnels leading to Israel, training of fighters and smuggling of weapons to Gaza, Israel said.

It was not immediately clear if their assassination would prompt a change in Hamas strategy in the current round of fighting with Israel or diminish the group's ability to fire rockets at Israel. The military wing, the Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades, is a secretive organization.

Sami Abu Zuhri, a Hamas spokesman, said Israel "will not succeed in breaking the will of our people or weaken the resistance," and that Israel "will pay the price."

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the "superior intelligence" of the Shin Bet security service and the military's "precise execution" of the attack.

CNN has video of the 3 Hamas leaders who were killed


Report: Officer Darren Wilson Was Badly Beaten by Michael Brown Before Shooting

Video- Fox News Mike Tobin reports on the injuries

Darren Wilson, officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown, was beaten nearly unconscious by Brown, according to a Fox News report.

Citing “a source close” to the police department’s “top brass,” the report said Wilson suffered a fracture to his eye socket and was taken to the hospital with half his face swollen.

More from the report:
According to the well-placed source, Wilson was coming off another case in the neighborhood on Aug. 9 when he ordered Michael Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson to stop walking in the middle of the road because they were obstructing traffic. However, the confrontation quickly escalated into physical violence, the source said..

“They ignored him and the officer started to get out of the car to tell them to move,” the source said. “They shoved him right back in, that’s when Michael Brown leans in and starts beating Officer Wilson in the head and the face.

'What, you're going to shoot me?'
The source claims that there is "solid proof" that there was a struggle between Brown and Wilson for the policeman’s firearm, resulting in the gun going off – although it still remains unclear at this stage who pulled the trigger. Brown started to walk away according to the account, prompting Wilson to draw his gun and order him to freeze. Brown, the source said, raised his hands in the air, and turned around saying, "What, you're going to shoot me?"

At that point, the source told FoxNews.com, the 6 foot, 4 inch, 292-pound Brown charged Wilson, prompting the officer to fire at least six shots at him, including the fatal bullet that penetrated the top of Brown's skull, according to an independent autopsy conducted at the request of Brown's family.


VIDEO- PM David Cameron Condemns 'Barbaric and Brutal' Killing of James Foley

Speaking to reporters in Number 10, PM Cameron said it seemed "increasingly likely" that a British citizen was the killer.

"Let me condemn the barbaric and brutal act that has taken place and let's be clear what this act is - it is an act of murder, and murder without any justification," he said.

"We have not identified the individual responsible, but from what we have seen it looks increasingly likely that it is a British citizen.

"This is deeply shocking. But we know that far too many British citizens have travelled to Iraq and travelled to Syria to take part in extremism and violence"


Obama Statement on James Foley: No Just God Would Stand For What #ISIS Did Yesterday

"People like this ultimately fail" Obama says

"We will continue to confront this hateful terrorism and replace it with a sense of hope and civility"

Here's President Obama with a statement on the killing of American journalist James Foley by terrorist group ISIS yesterday.  BTW,  he sounds and looks angry here but says very little on what the United States is going to do specifically in retaliation.

Later Guys!


MSNBC: Hillary Clinton's Image Has Been 'Significantly Damaged Since Leaving the State Department'

To top it off, they used this unflattering close-up photo of Clinton at the beginning of their report...
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Wow. MSNBC runs the numbers on Clinton and the results are not good. Not only do they have poor polling numbers showing a huge slide from numerous surveys, they remind everyone of Hillary's 'Dead Broke' comment followed by how much she's pulling in today for giving speeches.

MSNBC's political analyst says, 'one thing's for certain, every major national poll shows American's views of Hillary Clinton heading in the wrong direction'

He ends his report basically saying that Hillary Clinton  is not a lock in 2016 

Watch- This is from today's Morning Joe


Video of George W. Bush Taking Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS

Dubya calls on Bill Clinton to take the challenge 

George W. Bush took a chilly one for charity. With the help of his wife and daughter, W. was doused with ice water to raise money for ALS research and now he wants Bill Clinton wants follow suit.

Bush’s daughter, “Today” show correspondent Jenna Bush Hager, staged the stunt with her mom, Laura Bush, giving Bush an icy baptism on the NBC show Wednesday morning.

But the shower came after the President’s initial protest.

“To you all that challenged me, I do not think it’s presidential for me to be splashed with ice water,”


Florida County Votes Unanimously To Prohibit Atheists From Delivering Invocations at Public Meetings

Brevard County, Florida

The county commission in Brevard County, Florida, voted unanimously on Wednesday to prohibit atheists from offering invocations at public meetings, Hemant Mehta reports.

The commissioners voted to send a letter to David Williamson, founder of the Central Florida Freethought Community, indicating that his group doesn’t qualify to deliver the invocation because it is defined as “an opening prayer, presented by members of our faith community.”

The prayer is delivered during the ceremonial portion of the county’s meeting, and typically invokes guidance for the County Commission from the highest spiritual authority, a higher authority which a substantial body of Brevard constituents believe to exist,” the letter reads. “The invocation is also meant to lend gravity to the occasion, to reflect values long part of the county’s heritage, and to acknowledge the place religion holds in the lives of many private citizens in Brevard County.”

more at patheos


Islamic State Beheads U.S. Journalist

Photo- U.S. Journalist James Foley

Foley was kidnapped in 2012 by ISIS

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State insurgents posted a video on Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley and images of another U.S. journalist whose life they said depended on how the United States acts in Iraq.

The video, titled "A Message To America," presented President Barack Obama with bleak options that could define America’s next phase of involvement in Iraq and the public reaction to it, potentially deepening his hand in a conflict he built much of his presidency on ending.

While the video had yet to be verified, its grisly message was unambiguous, warning of greater retaliation to come against Americans following nearly two weeks of U.S. air strikes that have pounded militant positions and halted the advance of Islamic State, which until this month had captured a third of Iraq with little resistance.

The video, posted on social media, brought a chilling and highly personal tone to a conflict that for many Americans had started to become all too familiar.

Foley, 40, was kidnapped by armed men on Nov. 22, 2012, in northern Syria while on his way to the Turkish border, according to GlobalPost, a Boston-based online publication where Foley had worked as a freelancer. He had reported in the Middle East for five years and had been kidnapped and released in Libya.

CNN video report on Foley-

Question: Was James Foley’s murderer released from Guantanamo Bay?

VIDEO- Bernie Sanders Yells At Pro-Hamas Protester at Town Hall: "Shutup! You Don't Have The Microphone"

Bernie Sanders town hall erupts into a heated exchange between the Lib Senator and some in the audience over Gaza rockets fired into Israel

Sanders says (correctly) that missiles are coming from the populated areas of Gaza and that tunnels are being used for 'military purposes.'  That's when people in the audience start shouting

'Excuse me! Shut Up!'


Rush: Obama May Be Perfectly Happy With Republicans Winning Control of the Senate (AUDIO)

Rush calls this 'made to order' for President Obama

Listen to the audio from today's 3rd hour