Land of the Free: 7 Racist Statements by US Presidents

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Abraham Lincoln, 1858

“I will say, then, that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races — that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of making voters or jurors of Negroes.”

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Men Earn More Money After Having A Kid, While Women Earn Less

When American men have children, they’re often rewarded with a raise. That’s one of the take-aways from a new research paper by University of Massachusetts, Amherst sociology professor Michelle Budig, who found that the average man earns a pay bump of more than 6% when he becomes a father. Conversely, Budig found that women’s earningsdecreased by 4% for every child they had.


“Generally, men find that their earnings increase when they become fathers, while each additional child is associated with earnings decline for women,” Budig writes.

To conduct her study, Budig used data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth from 1979 to 2006, statistics put out by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The paper was published by Third Way, a think tank that aims to push legislators toward moderate policies based on pragmatic solutions.

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R.I.P. Composer, Pianist and Jazz Crusader Joe Sample

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Joe Sample at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2011. His last solo album, “Children of the Sun,” is to be released this fall. (Credit: Jean-Christophe Bott/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images)

Joe Sample, who became a jazz star in the 1960s as the pianist with the Jazz Crusaders and an even bigger star a decade later when he began playing electric keyboards and the group simplified its name to the Crusaders, died on Friday in Houston. He was 75.

The cause was mesothelioma, said his manager, Patrick Rains.

The Jazz Crusaders, who played the muscular, bluesy variation on bebop known as hard bop, had their roots in Houston, where Mr. Sample, the tenor saxophonist Wilton Felder and the drummer Nesbert Hooper (better known by the self-explanatory first name Stix) began performing together as the Swingsters while in high school.

Mr. Sample met the trombonist Wayne Henderson at Texas Southern University and…

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TX Sheriff Warns Fox of ISIS Threat: ‘Quran Books’ Found Along Mexican Border


Gary Painter, Sheriff from Midland County, Texas, warned Fox & Friends’ Elisabeth Hasselbeck that not only was ISIS poised to sneak into the U.S through the porous Texas-Mexico border, but that based on evidence he’d heard of, “Muslims” were already being smuggled across. He presented no evidence that the alleged Muslims were connected to ISIS or any other terror group.

“Are you saying that ISIS is ready to come across poised to perhaps execute what they have threatened to do, attacks on the United States, drown us in our own blood?” Hasselbeck asked. “Is that what you’re saying?”

“I’m saying the border is wide open,” Painter replied. “We have found copies, or people along the border, have found Muslim clothing, they have found Quran books that are laying on the side of the trail. So we know that there are Muslims that have come across, have been smuggled in the United States.”

The idea that ISIS is operating in Mexico, or even outside the eastern Syria/northern Iraq region where they’re based, has been rebutted numerous times, most recently by the Department of Homeland Security, something Fox News itself has reported on. In addition, Fox News anchor Geraldo Rivera told the Fox & Friends troika last week that the idea was nonsense.

Nonetheless, Hasselbeck agreed with Painter’s dire prediction and asked what he thought the U.S. should do.

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Palin Clan Reportedly Involved In Epic ‘Dog Pile’ Fistfight At Snowmobile Party


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On Saturday, September 6, 2014 just before midnight Anchorage police responded to a report of a verbal and physical altercation taking place between multiple subjects outside of a residence located on the 900 block of Harbor Circle. A preliminary investigation by police revealed that a party had been taking place at a nearby residence and a fight had broken out between multiple subjects outside of the residence. At the time of the incident, none of the involved parties wanted to press charges and no arrests were made. However, the case is still an active investigation and is being reviewed by APD and the Municipal Prosecutors Office. Alcohol was believed to have been a factor in the incident. Some of the Palin family members were in attendance at the party.

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Mourners Gather On Long Island Beach To Remember 9/11

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POINT LOOKOUT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Mourners from Long Island gathered at Point Lookout for a sunrise service to remember the victims of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

Nearly 500 Long Islanders were killed in the attacks 13 years ago.

“As we mark the 13th Anniversary of the September 11th attacks on America, it is important to pause and remember the nearly 3,000 people we lost that day,” Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano said in a statement. “As Americans, we will always stand united. Today, as we remember the tragic events of 2001, we renew our faith in democracy and the unbeatable American spirit that cannot be defeated by cowardly acts of terrorism.”

The Point Lookout ceremony is held on the same beach where hundreds of residents gathered spontaneously on Sept. 11, 2001 and looked across the water as part of the Manhattan skyline disappeared.

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