Report: U.S. Delta Force And Navy SEAL Special Forces Have Killed 40 ISIS Operatives Responsible For Attacks From Paris To Egypt…

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Badass motherf*ckers.

‘Via Daily Beast:

Delta Force and Navy SEALs have crippled the group’s ability to recruit foreign fighters and put pressure on the network responsible for striking Europe and Africa.

As the self-proclaimed Islamic State trumpets its global terrorist campaign, U.S. special operations forces have quietly killed more than three dozen key ISIS operatives blamed for plotting deadly attacks in Europe and beyond.

Defense officials tell The Daily Beast that U.S. special operators have killed 40 “external operations leaders, planners, and facilitators” blamed for instigating, plotting, or funding ISIS’s attacks from Brussels and Paris to Egypt and Africa.

That’s less than half the overall number of ISIS targets that special operators have taken off the battlefield, one official explained, including top leaders like purported ISIS second-in-command Haji Imam, killed in March.

The previously unpublished number provides a rare glimpse into the U.S. counterterrorist mission that is woven into overall coalition efforts to defeat ISIS, and which is credited with crippling ISIS efforts to recruit foreign fighters and carry out more plots like the deadly assault on Paris that killed 130 last fall.

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Study: Cops Three Times More Likely To Shoot You If You Are Black White…

White Lives Matter!

Via WaPo:

The conventional thinking about police-involved shootings, and some scientific research, has been that black suspects are more likely to be shot than white suspects because of an implicit racial bias among police officers. But now a new study has found exactly the opposite: even with white officers who do have racial biases, officers are three times less likely to shoot unarmed black suspects than unarmed white suspects.

The results come from a laboratory project at Washington State University using highly realistic police simulators, in which actors in various scenarios approach and respond to officers on large, high-definition video screens in an attempt to recreate critical situations on the street. The officers are equipped with real guns, modified to fire infrared beams rather than bullets, and the scenarios can branch into conflict or cooperation, depending on the officers’ words and actions.

It’s the third time researchers at Washington State — Lois James, Stephen M. James and Bryan J. Vila — have set up simulations to monitor the differing reactions of police when confronted by white or black suspects. And all three times, they found that officers took significantly more time to fire their weapons if the subject was black, according to their latest report, “The Reverse Racism Effect,” to be published in the journal Criminology & Public Policy. […]

In two previous tests using police simulators, James monitored the neurophysiological reactions, such as brain waves, of both police officers and civilians to deadly encounters. She said in an interview Tuesday that she found that “the participants were experiencing a greater threat response when faced with African Americans instead of white or Hispanic suspects.” But even with that response, in both studies the police and non-police participants were “significantly slower to shoot armed black suspects than armed white suspects, and significantly less likely to mistakenly shoot unarmed black suspects than unarmed white suspects.”

For the new study, James enlisted 80 patrol officers from the Spokane Police Department, which handles a city of about 250,000. The participants were almost all white (76 of 80) and nearly all male (71), which James said was reflective of the Spokane department, and they had an average age of 40 and experience of more than 14 years. The officers came into the lab on four occasions between August 2012 and November 2013, before the uproar ignited by police shootings in Ferguson, Mo., and elsewhere in 2014. On each day, they would face six scenarios, involving both armed and unarmed suspects who were both black and white. A total of more than 1,500 scenarios were recorded. The officers were not told the reason for the tests nor was any mention made of race, they wore full uniforms to enhance the realism, and they were paid for their time.

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence Endorses Ted Cruz

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Indiana primary is Tuesday.

Via Newsmax:

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, who has remained neutral in the GOP presidential race, endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz in the GOP presidential race Friday.

“I will be voting for Ted Cruz,” he said on the “Garrison” show on Indianapolis radio station WIBC-FM shortly after noon.

Earlier in the day, several media outlets, including the Fox News “America’s Newsroom” show, confirmed earlier Friday that Pence would tout Ted Cruz in his “major announcement” teased by an Indianapolis radio station earlier in the morning.

ABC News correspondent Jonathan Karl reported it on Twitter.

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Breaking: Supreme Court Denies Bid To Block Texas Voter ID Law

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Too bad, Democrats, you can’t jack the election with no voter ID yet.

Via Fox News:

Texas’ controversial voter identification law will remain in effect, possibly through November’s elections, after the Supreme Court on Friday denied an emergency request from a coalition of Latino advocacy groups and Democratic lawmakers who say the measure is discriminatory.

The unsigned order from the justices did not explain their reasoning, or whether there was any opposition. While it is a temporary decision, it could affect enforcement of similar laws in other states during a hotly contested presidential election year.

A lawsuit challenging the Texas law known as SB 14 is still pending in a federal court, and the immediate issue was whether it could be enforced until the legal issues are fully resolved. A federal appeals court will hold a hearing next month on the issue, and the Supreme Court indicated it could revisit the issue later this year.

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Army Changes Its Mind, Will Retain Decorated Green Beret It Planned To Kick Out Over His Confrontation Of Afghan Child Rapist

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Glad they finally did the right thing.

EXCLUSIVE: In a stunning reversal, the U.S. Army decided late Thursday to retain a decorated Green Beret it had planned to kick out after he physically confronted a local Afghan commander accused of raping a boy over the course of many days.

Sgt 1st Class Charles Martland, confirmed the Army’s decision to retain him when reached by Fox News, who has been covering the story in depth for the past eight months and first broke the story of the Army’s decision in August to kick out Martland over the incident, which occurred in northern Afghanistan in 2011.

“I am real thankful for being able to continue to serve,” said Martland when reached on the telephone by Fox News. “I appreciate everything Congressman Duncan Hunter and his Chief of Staff, Joe Kasper did for me.”

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Trump Could Amass Most Primary Votes In GOP History

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The interest in the election and the fact that it hasn’t been decided yet has bolstered the numbers to keep turning out.

Via NY Post:

Donald Trump will likely wind up winning the most primary votes of any GOP presidential candidate in modern history, the author of the influential Smart Politics blog told The Post on Wednesday.

After convincing victories in Tuesday’s primaries in five East Coast states, Trump has roughly 10.1 million votes, about 200,000 more than Mitt Romney got during the entire 2012 primary campaign.

And with the primaries ahead — including in populous states such as California, New Jersey and Indiana — the former “Apprentice” ­reality TV star should easily break the modern record of 10.8 million held by George W. Bush in 2000, according to blogger Eric Ostermeier, a political science professor at the University of Minnesota.

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HT: Louisiana Mom

Obama Tells Student Journalists He Was A ‘Slacker Kid’…

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Was?

Via Washington Examiner:

President Obama made a surprise visit to a White House question and answer session with student journalists Thursday, and told his young audience that he was a “slacker” in high school.

“I can tell you guys were high-achieving, Type A folks,” Obama said to the university students Thursday. “Unlike the kind of slacker kid that I was.”

Obama made the remark while outlining his plans for college affordability. Obama said that college credit classes offered in public high schools are one way to cut down college costs. But he also conceded that had such courses existed in his high school days, “slacker kid” Obama wouldn’t have been one of the students signed up for them.

“What we have seen is a number of high school systems partner with community colleges and universities so that they make arrangements — you start to take your college credits in high school,” Obama said. “You have enough credits so that you can graduate in three years, instead of four.”

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Video: Airstrike Levels ISIS Factory Making Suicide Vehicles…

Boom!

Mooch Trash Talks Britain’s Royal Family…

Keepin’ it classy.

Syrian Army With The Help Of America Russia To Retake Raqqa, Headquarters Of ISIS…

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Good thing we trained those ‘moderate’ rebels huh?

Via Rudaw:

The Russian Ambassador to the United Nations claimed that the Syrian Army is readying to launch offensive operations against Islamic State (ISIS) in both Raqqa and Deir Ezzor.

“This is what the Syrian Army is doing with support from the Russian Air Force. As a result of these actions, Palmyra has been recaptured and now they are planning to launch an operation towards Deir Ezzor and Raqqa. Fighting is taking place against groups like Al-Nusra Front in Aleppo and a few others places,” Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Alexei Borodavkin told Russia’s RIA news agency on Friday.

The claim comes a mere day after the Syrian Army appeared to begin mobilizing for a large-scale offensive into Aleppo against Nusra and other groups, an offensive which the Russians are also likely to lend air support to.

Syrian ground forces successfully forced ISIS from the ancient city of Palmyra with Russian air support last March 27th.

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Paris Terror Attack Suspect Arrives In Jail, Booed By Muslim Inmates For Failing To Blow Himself Up…

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Via Daily Mail:

The man accused of being the logistics chief behind the Paris terror attacks was booed by radical Muslim inmates after arriving in jail – because he failed to carry out his suicide bombing.

Salah Abdeslam spent his first night in Fleury-Mérogis prison on Wednesday after being extradited from Belgium.

He was arrested over last November’s attacks in the French capital which claimed 130 lives.

Upon arriving behind bars, the 26-year-old was whistled and jeered by extremist lags enraged by his alleged failure to detonate his suicide vest during the Paris onslaught.

Investigators say Abdeslam told them he had arranged logistics for the November 13 bombing and shooting attacks and had planned to blow himself up at a sports stadium there but backed out at the last minute.

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Video: Fleeing ISIS Fighters Don’t Make It Very Far…

Thanks to a JDAM.

ISIS Group Plays “Shoot Obama” Game….

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German Foreign Minister Outraged Trump Wants To Put “America First”…

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How dare an American president want America to succeed!

Via Reuters:

Germany’s Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Thursday criticized U.S. Republican front-runner Donald Trump for a speech in which he said it would be “America first” if he were elected president.

Trump said on Wednesday that if elected, his foreign policy would leave European and Asian allies of the U.S. fending for themselves if they did not pay more for U.S. defense measures.

“I can only hope that the election campaign in the USA does not lack the perception of reality,” Steinmeier said.

“The world’s security architecture has changed and it is no longer based on two pillars alone. It cannot be conducted unilaterally,” he said, referring to Trump’s “America first” message.

Steinmeier said international conflicts could only be solved nowadays if heavyweights like the United States and Russia and others joined forces.

“No American president can get round this change in the international security architecture,” Steinmeier said, adding that this was why “‘America first’ is actually no answer to that”.

Rutgers University Student Newspaper Destroys Every Copy Of Edition Featuring Mohammed Cartoon After Islamic Group Complains…

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Same University that recently allowed an “art” display featuring Jesus crucified to a dartboard.

Via FPM:

The April 5, 2016 issue of The Gleaner, the student paper of Rutgers University–Camden, published a cartoon of Muhammad, Buddha and Jesus in a bar. Its content, however, cannot be known at this point, because at the behest of Muslims on campus, and in a case fraught with implications for the health of the freedom of speech today, the entire issue has been deep-sixed.

Two weeks after the cartoon was published, the April 19 issue of The Gleaner contained a letter from the Muslim Brotherhood campus group, the Muslim Students Association, saying that it found the image offensive and asking The Gleaner to remove the image from the April 5 issue and circulate a new edition of that issue without it. The MSA letter claims that Christians and Jews on campus told MSA members that they, too, found the image offensive.

The MSA letter states: “Even though freedom of speech and press is emphasized and is something all of us value as proud Americans, the University prides itself on diversity of people of different faith and backgrounds so we feel that it is necessary to respect those faiths and backgrounds by honoring their beliefs.”

The April 19 Gleaner also contains a response to the MSA letter, written by Christopher Church, the Editor-in-Chief of The Gleaner. Church apologizes to the MSA and agrees to meet with it “so that we can rectify this issue and ensure that it doesn’t happen again.” He also agrees to remove any copies of the offending April 5 issue from the Gleaner boxes around campus and destroy them.

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Anti-Trump Protesters Waving Mexican Flags Riot Outside Trump Speech, Destroy Cop Car, Attack Supporters…

Last night in Costa Mesa, California:

There will be blood:

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More pics of the mayhem via LA Times:

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FRIDAY OPEN THREAD…

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Hillary Clinton Now Giving Female Supporters Their Very Own ‘Woman Card’

That didn’t take long.

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Obama Whines That The Press Is Always Picking On Him…

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Crybaby.

Via Politico:

President Barack Obama did a bit of venting on Thursday, saying he sometimes feels “picked on” by the press and griping that reporters are often more interested in writing about what’s broken rather than what’s working.

The president shared his frustrations after he surprised college reporters who were visiting the White House on Thursday, taking Josh Earnest’s place and answering questions.

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Boehner: Be Wary Of Biden He Could Still Join The Race..

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No he can’t.

Via Stamford Daily:

“You can call me boner, beaner, jackass, happy to answer to almost anything,” said former Speaker of the House John Boehner as he took the stage at CEMEX Auditorium on Wednesday evening. Boehner joined David M. Kennedy, faculty director and history professor emeritus, in a talk hosted by Stanford in Government (SIG) and the Stanford Speakers Bureau.

This joking yet blunt attitude set the tone for the night as Kennedy and the former Speaker discussed topics ranging from Boehner’s upbringing in Ohio to the future of the Republican Party. For the second half of the program, Kennedy opened up the floor to student questions.

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