A Trump questioner called Obama a Muslim. Many (maybe even most) Trump backers agree.

At a Donald Trump event Thursday night in New Hampshire, a man asking a question prefaced it by saying that President Obama is a Muslim.
Trump is now drawing some heat for 1) not in any way disagreeing with that premise, and 2) kind-of maybe also agreeing with the guy's conspiracy theory that there are extremist training camps in the United States that need to be rooted out.

“It Felt Like the Apocalypse”: Extreme Flash Flooding, Hail Strike Israel on Jewish New Year

“It felt like the apocalypse, the rain has been torrential, there were about 10 lightning strikes in seconds, and even with your windshield wipers on high, it was impossible to see anything,”. Since the beginning of September, Israel has experienced a series of extreme weather changes, beginning last week with a sudden sandstorm that blanketed the country in thick yellow dust. 

“Have you entered the storehouses of the snow, Or have you seen the storehouses of the hail, Which I have reserved for the time of distress, For the day of war and battle?” (Job 38:22-23)

Read more at http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/49091/it-felt-like-the-apocalypse-extreme-flash-flooding-hail-strike-israel-on-jewish-new-year-jerusalem/#KfrBzUMszz6Fw2Zo.99

Ann Coulter Slams GOP Support of "F---ing Jews" During Debate

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter went off on a Twitter rant Wednesday evening during the Republican presidential debate. "How many f—ing Jews do these people think there are in the United States?" — Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) September 17, 2015

“Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.” (Proverbs 29:20)

Read more at http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/49070/ann-coulter-slams-gop-support-of-f-ing-jews-during-debate-jerusalem/#5WGbDiA4Po2UHsKJ.99

Nigeria Central Bank Urges "Don't Panic" As Banks Halt Lending To Each Other

When the head of the central bank utters the two words "don't panic" you know the economy, currency, and financial system is in trouble...and that's just what Nigerian central bank Governor Godwin Emefiele just did. Following government intervention to sweep cash from local to central accounts, banks have panicced. As Reuters reports, overnight interbank lending rates spiked to 200%, which Emefiele opined was "a momentary action... just sentiment," but the interbank naira market was paralyzed for a third day on Thursday, with banks unwilling to lend to each other, even when rates fell back to 20-30%.  

Read More: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-09-17/nigeria-central-bank-urges-dont-panic-banks-halt-lending-each-other

Mexico arrests cartel figure in disappearance of 43 students

Federal authorities captured a suspected high-ranking drug cartel member who has been implicated in last year's disappearance of 43 college students in the southern state of Guerrero, officials said Thursday. 

Read More: http://news.yahoo.com/mexico-arrests-cartel-figure-disappearance-43-students-205905910.html

Migrant crisis: Croatia closes border crossings with Serbia

Croatia has closed seven of its eight road border crossings with Serbia following a huge influx of migrants. Officials in Zagreb said they had no choice after more than 10,000 people entered the country a day after Hungary fenced off its border with Serbia.  

Read More: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-34286432

800 extra cops deployed in Jerusalem amid Palestinian calls for ‘day of rage’

Amid Palestinian calls for a “day of rage” in Jerusalem following Friday prayers, police have preemptively deployed some 800 extra officers to patrol the Old City and Arab neighborhoods throughout the capital, and will bar Muslim men under the age of 40 from ascending the Temple Mount.  

Read More: http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/800-extra-cops-deployed-in-Jerusalem-amid-Palestinian-calls-for-day-of-rage-416526

Prosor : Abbas fuels Temple Mount fire, UN fans the flames

Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor reacted Friday morning to the UN Security Council’s statement...on... Jerusalem saying that “When the Palestinians set the Temple Mount ablaze, Mahmoud Abbas fuels the fire, and the Security Council fans the flames, it is a recipe for a regional explosion.” The United Nations Security Council had called for “restraint, refraining from provocative actions and rhetoric and upholding the historic status quo” on the Temple Mount on Thursday evening.  

Read More: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Prosor-Abbas-fuels-Temple-mount-fire-UN-fans-the-flames-416540

Finland strike 'shuts down ports'

A widespread anti-austerity strike in Finland has shut down ports and disrupted flights in the country, news agencies have reported. Finnair, the national carrier, has cancelled 16 domestic flights and delays are expected. Trains and city buses have stopped running, but ferries, including those to Sweden and Estonia, are operational.  

Read More: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34287816

'Super-gonorrhea' outbreak in Leeds

Highly drug-resistant gonorrhoea is spreading in the north of England with an outbreak centred in Leeds, sexual health doctors have told the BBC. One of the main treatments has become useless against the new strain of the sexually transmitted infection. Twelve cases have been confirmed in Leeds and a further four have been reported in Macclesfield, Oldham and Scunthorpe. 

Read More: http://www.bbc.com/news/health-34269315

Developed, emerging markets diverge as Fed keeps rates steady

European stocks fell on Friday and bonds rose, pushing yields sharply lower, after the U.S. Federal Reserve cited weakening global growth and the recent upsurge in financial market volatility as its reasons for not raising interest rates. Stocks and currencies in emerging markets, however, which are more vulnerable to higher U.S. interest rates, welcomed the Fed's decision on Thursday to postpone "lift off" for at least another month, and rose across the board.

Read More: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/09/18/us-markets-global-idUSKCN0RH34Z20150918

Last bid to kill Iran nuclear deal blocked in Senate

U.S. Senate Democrats blocked legislation meant to kill the Iran nuclear deal for a third time on Thursday, securing perhaps the greatest foreign policy of President Barack Obama's six years in office and clearing the way for the agreement's implementation.

By a vote of 56-42, the Republican-majority Senate fell short of the 60 votes needed in the 100-member chamber to advance the legislation as all but four of Obama's fellow Democrats backed the nuclear pact announced in July.

Wall St. higher at midday as Fed decision looms

U.S. stocks were higher in thin midday trading on Thursday, with investors hanging fire ahead of the Federal Reserve's interest rate decision later in the day.

The Fed will announce the outcome of its policy meeting and release its latest economic projections at 2 p.m. ET, followed by a news conference by Chair Janet Yellen at 2:30 p.m.

Saudi Arabia Warns of ‘Religious War’ Over Temple Mount Clashes

Saudi Arabian King Salman has turned to the United Nations seeking “urgent measures” to stop what he called Israel’s “violations” on the Temple Mount, warning of a possible “religious war” if the violence at the site is not stopped. Of course, the violence and provocations are started and perpetuated by Palestinian Arab Muslims, each and every time — but somehow that salient fact is disregarded by every single foreign party to the discussion.

Read More: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/241290/2015/09/17/

Obama spends $500 million to train 5 anti-ISIS fighters

President Obama just found out how many good anti-ISIS fighters $500 million buys: five, at most. Gen. Lloyd Austin, who leads the U.S. military’s Central Command, told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday there are only four or five Syrian fighters left out of 54 who were trained as part of a U.S. program.  

Read More: http://www.wnd.com/2015/09/obamas-syrian-fighter-plan-implodes/

Five things to watch for as the Federal Reserve makes its rate hike decision

And the turmoil in financial markets that began in late August has dampened expectations that the Fed would raise the target level for the rate by 0.25 percentage point this month.
Here are five things to watch for when the Fed makes its announcement at 11 a.m. Pacific time, followed 30 minutes later by a news conference with Yellen.

Palestinian and Arab anger has percolated in recent days over claims that Israel is provoking Muslims on Temple Mount.

The Israeli military has deployed the Iron Dome rocket interceptor on the outskirts of the southern city of Ashdod in anticipation of more rioting in Jerusalem, Channel 10 reported on Thursday morning.

Read More: http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Israel-deploys-Iron-Dome-in-South-in-run-up-to-Palestinian-day-of-rage-416381

Chile quake triggers mass evacuation and tsunami alert

A tsunami alert originally issued for the entire Chilean coast has been partly lifted since. In the coastal town of Coquimbo, waves of up to 4.5m (15ft) in height hit the shore.

Read More: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-34275783

White House Invites Several Opponents of Catholic Teaching to Greet Pope Francis

...In a stunning show of political indecorum, Obama has invited a series of individuals who publicly flout Catholic teaching, including a pro-abortion religious sister, a transgender woman and the first openly gay Episcopal bishop, along with at least two Catholic gay activists. The White House was illuminated in gay pride colors on June 26, 2015, after the Supreme Court legalized gay same-sex marriage.  

Read More: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/09/16/white-house-invites-trio-catholic-dissenters-greet-pope-francis/

Africa braced for snakebite crisis

Rural Africa is facing a resurgence of a persistent plague that rarely makes headlines: snakebite. By June next year, stockpiles of the anti-venom that is most effective against Africa’s vipers, mambas and cobras are expected to run out because the only company that makes the medicine has stopped production.  

Read More: http://www.nature.com/news/africa-braced-for-snakebite-crisis-1.18357

Obama and Allies Seek to Nationalize Local Police

On December 18, 2014, President Obama signed an executive order creating the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. In May 2015, the task force came out with its Final Report, which is commonly given the title “21st Century Policing.” 

Read More: http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/21582-obama-and-allies-seek-to-nationalize-local-polic

Is It Just A Coincidence That Two Amazing Signs Just Appeared On The 14th Anniversary Of 9/11?

On the eve of the 14th anniversary of 9/11, a double rainbow appeared over the site where the World Trade Center towers once stood. We’ll discuss possible meanings of that sign in a moment. On Friday, a massive bolt of lightning caused a crane to collapse at the Grand Mosque in Mecca in Saudi Arabia. At least 107 people were killed and at least 238 others were injured. It turns out that this crane was owned by “the Saudi Binladin Group”. If that is a coincidence, it is an awfully bizarre one. 

Read More: http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/is-it-just-a-coincidence-that-two-amazing-signs-just-appeared-on-the-14th-anniversary-of-911

Australia launches first air strikes inside Syria

The Australian government has confirmed it has launched its first air strikes inside Syria against targets of the so-called Islamic State (IS). Australia is part of an international military coalition targeting IS strongholds in Syria and Iraq. Three air strikes were made on Monday, destroying an IS armoured personnel carrier and a crude oil collection point, the US said in a statement. 

Read More: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-34265118

Ecuador forest fires envelope Quito in smoke

Quito was enveloped in smoke as forest fires raged around the Ecuadorean capital on Tuesday. President Rafael Correa said he had contacted the Venezuelan authorities for help extinguishing 17 major fires across the country and that they had promised to send helicopters. He said he would also ask Brazil, Colombia and Peru for support.  

Read More: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-34267806

Delhi battles dengue fever surge

The Indian capital, Delhi, is in the grip of the worst outbreak of dengue fever in five years, officials say. More than 1,800 cases have been recorded in recent weeks, compared to 1,695 cases for all of 2010. Five deaths have been reported so far. The mosquito that carries the dengue virus breeds in containers with clear, stagnant water. 

Read More: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-34254643

Obama Issues Executive Order for Government Use of Behavioral Data

The order instructs government agencies to use “behavioral science”— a tactic used by Obama’s political campaigns to harness data from their supporters to target them effectively. The program has already existed in an experimental form, but now Obama has formally established the federal “Social and Behavioral Sciences Team,” ordering them to to use psychology and experimental behavior data to make government more user-friendly.  

Read More: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/09/15/obama-issues-executive-order-government-use-behavioral-data/

Hungary declares emergency, detains refugees and seals border as crisis intensifies

Hungarian authorities say they’ve declared a state of emergency, detained 60 refugees attempting to illegally enter the country and sealed Hungary's southern border with Serbia.

Read More: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/09/15/hungary-begins-crackdown-on-refugees-pouring-across-border-with-serbia/

Conservative group launches $1 million anti-Trump ad campaign in Iowa

The national conservative group Club for Growth announced a $1 million ad campaign attacking Donald Trump in Iowa on Tuesday, marking the most direct and well-funded attempt from within the Republican Party yet to take down its presidential front-runner.

Read More: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2015/09/15/conservative-group-launches-1-million-anti-trump-ad-campaign-in-iowa/

Iranian troops join Russians in Syria fighting

Israeli security sources claim Quds Force sending hundreds of elite troops in unprecedented cooperation with Russia to save embattled Syrian regime.  

Read More: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4699809,00.html

Judge Orders Ten Commandments Monument Taken Down Within 30 Days

A judge has ruled that a Ten Commandments monument must be removed from the grounds of the Oklahoma state capitol within 30 days. The monument was erected in 2009 with personal funds from Oklahoma Rep. Mike Ritze, according to Christian Today, and has been controversial since 2013 when the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Oklahoma, led by Mainstream Oklahoma Baptists Director Bruce Prescott, told the court that the monument was unconstitutional.  

Read More: http://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/judge-orders-10-commandments-monument-taken-down-within-30-days.html

Top Iranian space scientist among those killed in Mecca crane collapse

Top Iranian space scientist and university professor Ahmad Hatami was killed in the crane collapse in Mecca's Grand Mosque on Friday which killed 107, Iran's Fars News Agency reported on Monday. An Iranian minister confirmed that Doctor Ahmad Hatami, who was a renowned member of the Iran Space Research Center, was killed along with 8 other Iranians who made the deadly pilgrimage to Mecca. 

Read More: http://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Top-Iranian-space-scientist-among-those-killed-in-Mecca-Crane-collapse-416180

California wildfires: 23,000 people displaced from homes

The governor of California has declared a state of emergency after wildfires forced about 23,000 people to flee their homes in the north of the state. Governor Jerry Brown said the fires, which have left one person dead, destroyed and threatened buildings in the Napa and Lake counties. More than 1,300 people fled Middletown, north of San Francisco, as their homes were consumed by the flames.  

Read More: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-34238228

China falls drag stocks back into red

Concerns over China kept financial markets on edge on Tuesday, with an underwhelming reaction to recent data and Beijing's efforts at corporate reform helping push European and Asian stocks lower. Europe's main markets had inched higher in early trade, with investors avoiding firmer bets ahead of the first meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve in years at which a possible rise in interest rates has been a live issue. 

Read More: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/09/15/us-markets-global-idUSKCN0RF00U20150915

Teen Arrested for Planning Alleged ISIS-Inspired Attack on Pope

The FBI quietly arrested a 15-year-old boy outside of Philadelphia last month for allegedly threatening to launch an ISIS-inspired assault on Pope Francis while the world leader tours the United States next week, ABC News has learned.  

Read More: http://abcnews.go.com/US/teen-arrested-planning-alleged-isis-inspired-attack-pope/story?id=33759101

8 dead, 5 missing as Utah flood sweeps away cars

Several vehicles were reportedly swept into waterways after heavy rains hit at approximately 5 p.m. MT, including two vehicles that had been carrying 16 people in Maxwell Canyon north of the city, said Kevin Barlow, assistant fire chief. The victims included women and small children,  

Read More: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/09/15/reports-6-dead-after-flooding-hits-utah/72291640/?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzRss&utm_campaign=usatodaycomnation-topstories

Jordan king warns Israel over Jerusalem holy site violence

"We have gotten reassurances from the Israelis government that this would not happen. Unfortunately, these are reassurances we have heard in the past," the king said. "Any more provocations in Jerusalem, will affect the relationship between Jordan and Israel; and Jordan will have no choice, but to take action, unfortunately."

Read More: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/jordan-king-warns-israel-over-jerusalem-holy-site-violence/

Credibility, 'gradual' approach at stake as Fed weighs rate rise

The U.S. Federal Reserve, facing this week its biggest policy decision yet under Chair Janet Yellen, puts its credibility on the line regardless of whether it waits or raises interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade. In a way it is a "damned if you do, damned if you don't" situation for the Fed.... 

Read More: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/09/14/us-usa-fed-liftoff-idUSKCN0RE21W20150914

Russia shipping tanks into Syria, in ‘first clear sign of offensive weapons’

Russia's military build-up in Syria has grown to include the shipment of a half-dozen highly sophisticated battle tanks -- and more troops -- a defense official told Fox News, in what the source called the "first clear sign of offensive weapons arriving in Syria."

Read More: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/09/14/russia-shipping-tanks-into-syria-in-first-clear-sign-offensive-weapons/?intcmp=hplnws

Temple Mount clashes continue for third day

Third day of rioting sees Palestinians barricading themselves inside al-Aqsa Mosque, throwing stones, concrete blocks, fireworks at security forces. Clashes between security forces and Palestinians at the Temple Mount continued for the third consecutive day on Tuesday, the second day of Rosh Hashanah. 

Read More: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4700556,00.html


On Sept. 13th, the sun was eclipsed--twice! No one on Earth has ever seen anything like it. Indeed, it was only visible from Earth orbit. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) recorded the event: A movie from the SDO science team explains the crazy-perfect alignment required for such a view. 

California Lawmakers Pass Physician-Assisted Suicide Measure

In a nation that has sanctioned the murder of innocent babies and turned a blind eye to the nation’s largest abortion provider selling their body parts, it’s no wonder that a greater call for 'the right to die' at the other end of the life spectrum has come.  

Read More: http://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2015/09/13/california-legislature-approves-bill-legalizing-physicianassisted-suicide-n2051277?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=

'Israel to Take All Means to Protect Temple Mount'

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu defended Israel's right to defend itself on Sunday, after the Arab world condemned the Jewish state for protecting itself during an Arab mob attack on the Temple Mount. "Israel will act by any means to maintain the status quo and the law and order on the Temple Mount," the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said in a statement.  

Read More: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/200658#.VfcIZdJVhBc