Posts by Leslie Eastman  (Page 97)
 

Hurricane Joaquin may have claimed 28 Americans on cargo ship

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Posted by    Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 2:00pm 10/3/2015 at 2:00pm

Hurricane Joaquin may have claimed the lives of 28 Americans without ever having hit land.

The US Coast Guard says it has resumed its search for a cargo ship with 33 crew that vanished in Bahamian waters during Hurricane Joaquin.

The 224-metre (735ft) El Faro, with 28 Americans and five Poles on board,...

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Living the Unaffordable Realities of Covered California

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 2:30pm 9/30/2015 at 2:30pm

The closure of the largest of the nonprofit Obamacare cooperatives is another sign that the Affordable Care Act is the single best oxymoron ever created by politicians.

I should be experiencing some amount of schadenfreude, as the fight against Obamacare was one of the major action items of my local Tea Party...

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Obama Snubs Egyptian President al-Sisi

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 10:00am 9/29/2015 at 10:00am

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is one of the key heads-of-state participating in the United Nations General Assembly’s 70th meeting.

President al-Sisi, an advocate of an Islamic “reformation” and one of the most engaged warriors in the war against terror, says the

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Pope Tour Continues as Expected …

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Posted by    Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 6:00pm 9/26/2015 at 6:00pm

Pope Francis continued his American tour, touching down in Philadelphia this morning to ride by Fiat-motorcade to the downtown Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul and celebrating Mass for about 1,600 people.

In his homily, the papal homily encouraged a greater role for women and laity:

The pope stopped by a nearby...

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The People’s Pope or the Political Pope?

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Posted by    Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 3:30pm 9/24/2015 at 3:30pm

Pope Francis has accomplished something that is truly miraculous in this country: He has managed to bump Barack Obama, Donald Trump, and Hillary Clinton from the spotlight for a brief time.

For that, I am truly grateful.

I have been mulling over my thoughts about the Pope’s American tour...

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Don’t mistake Pope Francis for a Leftist

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 8:30am 9/23/2015 at 8:30am

President Obama, Vice-President Biden, and their families greeted Pope Francis with smiles when he landed at Washington, D.C., obviously looking forward to the historic visit that includes a gay-activist filled dinner at the White House and addresses to Congress and the United Nations.

With the tumultuous start to the 2016 presidential election...

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Pope Francis is Focus of Latest Terror Threat

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 7:00am 9/22/2015 at 7:00am

As the United States is preparing for the visit of Pope Francis, security efforts are focused on a potential terror plot:

On the eve of Pope Francis’ historic first visit to the United States, law enforcement officials are concerned terrorists could disguise themselves as police officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians to...

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Obama just can’t help taking victory laps, this time around Pope Francis

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Posted by    Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 7:30am 9/20/2015 at 7:30am

Pope Francis stopped in Cuba on his way to a Tuesday arrival in Washington, DC.  While there, the Holy Father took a victory lap for the restoration of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Pope Francis landed in Cuba on Saturday, quickly calling on the communist nation to “open itself to the...

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Buzz or Real: “100 Percent Certain” Joe Biden Is In?

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Posted by    Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 12:00pm 9/19/2015 at 12:00pm

National Review reports on a cell phone conversation overheard on an Amtrak train indicating that the 2016 election may be heading in an entirely new direction for the Democrats:

When Josh Alcorn joined the Draft Biden super PAC, MSNBC headlined its story on the move “Draft Biden just got real.” Alcorn had...

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Jerry Brown’s CA Climate Change Plans Derailed!

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Posted by    Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 7:00am 9/12/2015 at 7:00am
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Two pieces of green-energy legislation have been derailed by the California legislature, much to Governor Jerry Brown’s consternation.

Senate Bill 350, which would have given one of the most draconian state agencies in the nation epic powers...

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Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreaks Spread Across Nation

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 10:00am 9/9/2015 at 10:00am

California is now seeing a significant outbreak of potentially deadly Legionnaire’s Disease:

The number of inmates being observed for possible infection with Legionnaires’ disease at San Quentin State Prison near San Francisco has jumped from 71 to 85, but the number of confirmed diagnoses held steady at six, authorities...

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Another Rough Patch for Jerry Brown

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Posted by    Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 8:00pm 9/6/2015 at 8:00pm

California Governor Jerry Brown has hit a bit of a rough patch.

The first bump: A tense visit from groups who usually have the support of progressives like Brown.

Occupiers from Black Lives Matter and the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) descended upon California’s capitol Wednesday by the hundreds, demanding state legislators...

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Navajo Moving Forward with Lawsuit Against EPA

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Posted by    Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 7:00pm 9/3/2015 at 7:00pm

President Obama has been busy this week, renaming the nation’s highest peak from Mt. McKinley to the traditional Alaskan name, Denali (meaning high one…which seems a clever way for Obama to actually name the place after himself with nobody being the wiser).

Because Alaska doesn’t have many golf courses, he has been...

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NASCAR-Style Protest Depicts Politicians Covered in Sponsor Logos

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 10:00am 9/1/2015 at 10:00am

You have to love the ingenuity of San Diegans, who are attempting to roll back the tide of liberalism that has has swept over the entire state of California. First, we organized one of the biggest and most effective tea party groups in the state. Now, a local businessman has organized...

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EPA says federal court injunction against water rules doesn’t apply nationally

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Posted by    Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 11:00am 8/30/2015 at 11:00am

I recently reported that EPA regulations that were poised to go into effect at the end of last week, broadening the scope of the agency’s power under the “Waters of the United States” Act.

A federal judge has blocked its implementation hours before it

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Billionaire “Green” Activist at Center of EPA Power-Grab

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 2:30pm 8/25/2015 at 2:30pm

Earlier this year, I reported that a Washington D.C. attorney discovered ingrained collusion amongst top level staff in the office of former Oregon governor John Kitzhaber to “spread climate coordination and collaboration to a larger group of governors across the U.S.”

Investigators have continued to follow the email trail, which has uncovered...

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California Health System Innovations: Shredders and Death Plans

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Posted by    Friday, August 21, 2015 at 2:45pm 8/21/2015 at 2:45pm

The Obama administration spent billions to fix the Veterans Administration hospital system so that our nation’s former military service personnel could actually receive the good quality healthcare they were promised—and it appears as though the Los Angeles unit used that m...

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