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**SHOCK** Breitbart News Journalist/Activists Revealed to Be Journalists, Activists

On Thursday, Mother Jones broke the massive scoop that Breitbart News participates in both journalism and conservative activism, reporting that reporters from this publication attended a conservative coalition meeting dubbed Groundswell. This stunning revelation was supported by the late Andrew Breitbart, who noted in his book, Righteous Indignation, that the goal of his site was “to knock down the false edifice that is mainstream media, that is built upon the false proposition of 'objective' journalism and the grotesque anti-American proposition of political correctness.” Jul 25, 2013 7:46 PM PT

Obama on Economy: Sail With Me to 'Ocean of Tomorrows'!

Speaking on Wednesday at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, President Obama laid out his plan for the failing economy. After his hour-long mashup of old Keynesian bromides, leftist platitudes, authoritarian braggadocio, and demonization of political opponents, he concluded with this glittery line, paraphrasing writer Carl Sandburg: "America, we have made it through the worst of yesterday’s winds. And if we find the courage to keep moving forward; if we set our eyes on the horizon, we too will find an ocean of tomorrows, a sky of tomorrows – for America’s people, and for this great country that we love." Jul 24, 2013 2:26 PM PT

CA Set to Release 10K Moderate to High-Risk Inmates

California is all set to release up to 9,600 more prison inmates into society, most of them moderate-to-high-risk criminals, under the terms of a 2008 Supreme Court ruling suggesting that overcrowding was violating inmates’ Constitutional rights. The state of California has been forced to release inmates until it reaches 137% of capacity, even though Governor Jerry Brown has stated in the past that the state needs no new prisons. In January, Brown explained, “I don't think that's smart, and I don't think the law requires it, and moreover, management of a prison is quintessentially an executive function.” Jul 24, 2013 9:16 AM PT

Weiner Asks New Yorkers: 'Give Me Another Chance'

Amid reports on Tuesday that disgraced former Congressman and current New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner spent six months after resigning from Congress sexting under the nom de plume Carlos Danger, Weiner took to the podium today in New York. Jul 23, 2013 2:01 PM PT

Weiner Paramour: 'Carlos Danger' Promised Me Job at Politico

On Tuesday, disgraced former Congressman and current New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner admitted to sexting with a woman he met online – and according to the woman, he promised to help her get a job at Politico. The woman also alleged that she and Weiner had phone sex on multiple occasions and sent one another nude photos. Jul 23, 2013 1:34 PM PT

Poll: Latino Illegal Immigrants Favor Dems 8-to-1

A poll released Monday by Pew Research Center shows that Latino illegal immigrants, given the opportunity to vote, would vote Democratic at an eight-to-one clip. 31 percent of illegal immigrants of Latino descent identify themselves as Democrats, compared to just 4 percent who identify as Republicans; another 23 percent lean Democrat, compared with 15 percent who lean Republican. Jul 22, 2013 1:19 PM PT

Former Obama Car Czar: Bail Out Detroit

President Obama’s former car czar, Steven Rattner, now says that federal taxpayers should bail out the entire city of Detroit. In a Friday op-ed for the New York Times, Rattner writes, “neither the state nor the federal government has evinced any inclination to provide meaningful financial assistance. That’s a mistake. No one likes bailouts or the prospect of rewarding Detroit’s historic fiscal mismanagement. But apart from voting in elections, the 700,000 remaining residents of the Motor City are no more responsible for Detroit’s problems than were the victims of Hurricane Sandy for theirs, and eventually Congress decided to help them.” Jul 22, 2013 12:11 PM PT

McCain: Obama's Trayvon Comments 'Very Impressive'

On Sunday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) appeared on CNN’s State of the Union, where he called President Obama’s Friday comments on Trayvon Martin and race “very impressive.” He said, “I think we should continue to make progress,” but added that “we still have a long way to go,” even as he declined to “second guess” the verdict in the George Zimmerman case. McCain stated that “we were probably too optimistic” about race relations in the aftermath of the election of the country’s first black president. Jul 21, 2013 9:50 AM PT

Obama Continues Racial Zimmerman Narrative While Hispanics Targeted

Barack Obama continued to promote the evidence-free narrative that Trayvon Martin was racially profiled by Hispanic George Zimmerman in remarks made Friday. The President said, “few African-American men in this country who haven't had the experience of being followed.” Jul 20, 2013 12:23 AM PT

Obama: If Trayvon Was White, Outcome 'Might Have Been Different'

Speaking at the White House on Friday, President Obama strongly implied that George Zimmerman profiled Trayvon Martin due to Martin’s race, despite the utter lack of evidence that Zimmerman did so. In fact, an FBI investigation into Zimmerman turned up no evidence of racial bias, and the Department of Justice has been utterly unsuccessful in providing evidence of any racially-based federal crime committed by Zimmerman. Jul 19, 2013 12:23 PM PT

Obama: 'Trayvon Could Have Been Me'

Speaking at the White House on Friday, President Obama addressed the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial for the killing of Trayvon Martin for the first time since 2012, when he declared that if he had a son, he’d look like Martin. This time, Obama said, “Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.” Jul 19, 2013 10:41 AM PT

'Let’s Go Mess Up Hollywood for Trayvon'

On Tuesday night, a flash mob of some 40 to 50 teenagers invaded the busiest and most tourist-centric part of Hollywood, smashing windows, stealing cellphones, and assaulting passersby. The police described the incident as a “rolling crime wave.” One police official said that the George Zimmerman acquittal provided the flash point excuse for the flash mob. “They’re using Trayvon as an excuse,” the official said. “They were saying, ‘Let’s go mess up Hollywood for Trayvon.’” Jul 18, 2013 10:40 AM PT

EXCLUSIVE: Robert Zimmerman to DOJ: Stop the 'Witch Hunt'

On Tuesday evening, Robert Zimmerman, brother of George Zimmerman, responded to reports that Eric Holder’s Department of Justice had solicited the public for information about George that could help a federal civil rights prosecution. The DOJ has even set up an email address for tips on Zimmerman. Jul 16, 2013 3:51 PM PT

DOJ Asks Civil Rights Groups, General Public for 'Tips' on Zimmerman

On Monday afternoon, the US Department of Justice appealed to civil rights groups and the general public across the country for “tips” on George Zimmerman in their pursuit of potential federal civil rights charges against the just-acquitted defendant in the Trayvon Martin killing. The DOJ actually went so far as to set up an e-mail address to allow such tips: Sanford.florida@usdoj.gov. The email address is slated to go operational by the end of the week. Jul 16, 2013 2:06 PM PT

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