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"Inaccurate Media Reporting"... U.S. Army Denies Desertion Charge For Bowe Bergdahl


According to NBC News, the charge would be based on allegations the soldier abandoned his outpost in Afghanistan in June 2009


skynews  reported:
The US Army has denied a report that Bowe Bergdahl is to be charged with desertion over his 2009 disappearance from an Afghan base.

Citing defence officials, NBC said the charges could come against the soldier within a week. But Lt Col Alayne Conway, spokeswoman for Army public affairs, said no decision had been made yet in the Bergdahl case.

She said: "We are aware of the inaccurate media reporting. To be clear there have been no actions or decisions on the Sgt Bergdahl investigation."

Lt Col Conway said investigators were still determining next steps in the case, which could range from no further action to a court martial.

We cannot discuss or disclose the findings of the investigation while disciplinary decisions are pending before commanders," she added.


 

Pelosi: With Hillary Clinton As the Nominee, Dems Can Win Back the House


Good luck with that. Right now, Republicans control 247 seats in the House to the Democrats 188

thehill
Rep. Nancy Pelosi says Democrats can recapture control of the House in 2016 by riding Hillary Clinton’s coattails.
“Yes, we can win the House,” the California Democrat said during a sit-down interview in her Capitol office.

“If she runs, she will win the nomination. And if she’s our nominee, she clearly — I mean, the campaign, the joint effort — would be one that could not only take her into office but would [pull Democrats to victory],” Pelosi said.

“There’s opportunity, all kinds of statistics now about if the Democrats have a presidential candidate who … wins by 52%— that’s over 20 [House] seats,” Pelosi added. “And so 53% is a victory [for House Democrats].”
The minority leader acknowledged the headwinds facing House Democrats, who would need to pick up a whopping 30 seats to win the chamber, and she emphasized that the party’s presidential nominee is a long way from being decided.

Bold predictions are nothing new for Pelosi, who, among many other duties, has a responsibility to appear unwavering about the party’s election odds in order not to dissuade donors



 

George Will: The Quickest Way to Lose a War Is Say You Can Win It From The Air

'Wars are won by men on the ground holding rifles' -George Will on Iraq



 

Video Captures Barrage of Gunshots Ringing Out During City Council Meeting

"Get down, get down"


theblaze
New Hope City Council members were in the middle of a routine meeting on Monday night when suddenly a barrage of gunshots left them scrambling for cover.

Two police officers were hit by gunfire and one suspect was shot and killed during the shooting at New Hope City Hall, KARE-TV reported on Monday night. The officers are reportedly in good condition.

One of the council members, however, was armed and seemingly prepared to defend his colleagues and other attendees at the meeting in the Minneapolis suburb.

New Hope City Council member John Elder, who also works as public information officer of the Minneapolis Police Department, reportedly drew his firearm and ordered everyone to “get down” as he trained his across the room in anticipation of any threat



 

Rush: Success of 'American Sniper' An Extension of the November Elections



RUSH: One of the points I was gonna make about American Sniper...Near $200 million in two weeks. It's blowing everything out of the water. So the left is coming along with reactions like, "Well, that's just America celebrating a psychopath murderer. There's nothing heroic about a psychopath murderer and so forth," and I'll tell you what it is, folks. I think the success of American Sniper, there's a whole lot of things rolled into it. I think people are going to this movie in the same way they showed up to vote in November, and I think the box office for American Sniper is an extension of the November elections.

I think it is the American people continuing to express two things: Their utter outrage at what is happening in Washington and the inattention Washington is paying to the health and the goodness of the country. And the second thing that they are doing is enforcing what they believe to be good old traditional American values"


Listen to the audio--


 

Trump: Jeb Won't Beat Hillary Clinton (Video)

Trump tells Greta he's 'very, very, very seriously considering running'...'I could make America great again'

Van Susteren presses Trump on whether he'd be willing to walk away from everything to run for president. The Donald says he would, but I really don't think he's running

Here's video from tonight's Fox News-- Trump once again hits Romney and also says Jeb won't beat Hillary Clinton in 2016



 

Islamic State Group Pushed out of Kobani, Syria

'Fully expelled'

'Major defeat' for ISIS


Fox News
BEIRUT – Kurdish fighters backed by intense U.S.-led airstrikes pushed the Islamic State group entirely out of a key Syrian town on Monday, marking a major defeat for the extremists whose hopes for an easy victory when they pushed into Kobani last year dissolved into a bloody, costly and months-long siege.

As their victory neared, the Kurdish troops earlier in the day raised their flag on a hill overlooking the town just across the border with Turkey, replacing the Islamic State group's black banner.

The battlefield success is a major conquest both for Syria's embattled Kurds and the U.S.-led coalition, whose American coordinator had predicted that the Islamic State group would "impale itself" on Kobani.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and Kobani-based Syrian activist Farhad Shami said the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, had been fully expelled, with some sporadic fighting on the ouster eastern edges of the town.



 

Rush Praises Scott Walker

'I believe Scott Walker is the blueprint for the Republican party if they are serious about beating the left'

From today's Rush Limbaugh program



 

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.