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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Cheat Sheet - Hawks Have a War Plan for ISIS, Ukraine—and Obama

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November 06, 2014

The Republican victory in the midterms is barely a day old, but neoconservatives are already beating the war drums. Eli Lake reports that the hawkish wing of the GOP is preparing an ambitious battle plan to revamp American foreign policy: from arming Ukraine and reviewing the ISIS war to investigating the U.S. intelligence community's warming relations with Iran.


A woman who was violently abducted off the streets of Philadelphia was found alive in Maryland on Wednesday. The Sunday kidnapping of Carlesha Freeland-Gaither, 22, was caught on a surveillance video that shocked the nation. Freeland-Gaither was rescued from her alleged abductor, 37-year-old Delven Barnes, on the side of the road in Jessup, Maryland. She was hospitalized for injuries sustained during the abduction. "I'm taking my baby home. Thank you," said her mother, Keisha Gaither.


The craven individuals prowling 4Chan looking for stolen celebrity nudes and revenge porn finally found something that turned their stomachs. Michael Daly reports on 4Chan user David Kalac, who posted images of his girlfriend's battered, dead body.

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The Texas Oil & Gas Association, the state's energy lobby, has filed for an injunction on a ban on fracking that voters in the North Texas city of Denton approved Tuesday. "A ban on hydraulic fracturing is inconsistent with state law," said Thomas Phillips, a former head of the state supreme court who now represents the trade group. The state's top energy regulator also said the prohibition should be tossed out, because it is based on "misinformation." Denton became the first Texas city to outlaw the oil and gas extraction technique behind the U.S. energy boom. The vote in the city of 123,000 was highly symbolic, because fracking is widely used in Texas, the country's top producer of crude—and Denton is said to be the place where the process was invented. 


After a tirade directed at gay men while speaking about protesting the Beverly Hills Hotel, actress Rose McGowan has apologized for comments directed at gay men. "I made a dumb generalization, and for that I apologize. For everything else I said, no, I will not," she wrote. During a podcast about the boycott of the hotel owned by the Sultan of Brunei, McGowan declared the protest was a "form of narcissistic, self-victimization, gay insanity." She then continued, complaining that, "You wanna talk about the fact that I have heard nobody in the gay community, no gay males, standing up for women on any level? I think it's what happens to you as a group when you are starting to get most of what you fought for. What do you do now? What I would hope they would do is extend a hand to women. Women, by and large, have very much helped the gay community get to where they are today." McGowan then claimed that, "Gay men are as misogynistic as straight men, if not more so."

GM: We Have No Liability Pre-Bankruptcy
Doesn't want to face lawsuits for safety issues.
In the Crosshairs
U.S. Laundering Probe Touches Putin Ally
Billionaire Gennady Timchenko targeted.
Man Axed for Blasphemy by Pakistan Cop
Hacked him to death.
Highway to Hell?
AC/DC Drummer Charged in Murder Plot
Allegedly tried to hire hitman in New Zealand.
No End in Sight
Hong Kong Police Arrest Protesters
And use pepper spray in new clashes.

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