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For a few months now, Jeb Bush’s campaign has been insisting that the Jeb!
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The Jeb Bush campaign is all about one thing: spending those dollars. Lord, have mercy, how they have spent those dollars! All of y’all out there playing Powerball on these streets would have been better off if you’d positioned yourselves to benefit from Jeb’s burn rate. As NBC News’ Mark Murray notes,Men’s Nike Custom Made Pittsburgh Steelers Elite Black Team Color NFL Jersey Cheap, Bush has blown $52.8 million thus far on ads alone — just about $10 million or $12 million less than the rest of the Republican field combined. And there’s no end in sight.

Or is there? As Politico’s Eli Stokols reports, “establishment Republicans” are starting to circle the Bush campaign like a murder of crows out of increasing concern that they only thing they might accomplish is permanently damaging Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, or worse, end up being the guy who paves the way for a nominee that no one (among the establishment, anyway) wants.Custom NFL Jersey As one-time Mitt Romney strategist Stuart Stevens tells Stokols: “This is something Jeb Bush has to decide. Does he want his legacy to be that he elected Donald Trump or Ted Cruz?”

How has it come to pass that what was once a nominal campaign for the Republican nomination has become a fully-funded hit-job on Rubio? Part of the problem involves the way that the so-called “lane” to be the “respectable”
Men’s Nike Personalized Pittsburgh Steelers Elite Away White NFL Jersey for Sale, GOP option has gotten clogged by campaigns that haven’t taken off. Bush is trying to pick off Rubio to put him out of the competition and become the first option for Rubio voters. There are other candidates — John Kasich, Chris Christie — who are plying themselves at the same task (though perhaps not quite so pointedly or extravagantly as Bush is doing to Rubio). This story is bad for Jeb, though, because here you see party elites attempting to be the selectors in this blood-sport, and they’re indicating that maybe it’s time for Bush to quit the stage.

But another problem is the simple fact that Bush’s empire has amassed a lot of campaign money, and campaign money wants to be spent. As Stokols’ piece notes,Custom Steelers Jersey a massively-endowed super PACs like Bush’s Right To Rise almost can’t restrain itself:

“The chances of those ads hurting Rubio are a lot stronger than the odds of them helping Jeb,” said Curt Anderson, a Republican strategist who ran Bobby Jindal’s campaign last year.Women’s Nike Custom Made Pittsburgh Steelers Elite Black Team Color NFL Jersey Cheap. “The Right to Rise folks don’t want to end the campaign with $30 million in the bank and they probably realize the positive spots haven’t helped Jeb at all.

“But how these ads help Jeb, no one understands.”

That’s just because they don’t understand … The Comeback!

This has been the Jeb! Comeback Watch for Jan. 14, 2016. Jeb Bush is currently in fifth place in Iowa (4.2 percent),Customized Steelers Women’s Jersey sixth place in New Hampshire (7.8 percent) and fifth place nationally (5.4 percent).

Personalized Seattle Seahawks Jersey Richardson rewarded for patience with Panthers’ Ron Rivera

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — While Ron Rivera is a coach of the year candidate for the second time in three seasons after leading the Panthers to an NFL-best 15-1 record, his footing in Carolina wasn’t always solid.

Rivera has survived – and succeeded – while other NFL head coaches who struggled with early losses met abrupt termination.Men’s Nike Custom Made Seattle Seahawks College Navy Blue Team Color NFL Football Jersey Sale.

Six games into Rivera’s second season in Carolina, team owner Jerry Richardson fired longtime general manager Marty Hurney after a 1-5 start and called Rivera into his office.Personalized Seattle Seahawks Jersey He told him the Panthers need to be ”trending upward,” but assured Rivera he wouldn’t make any decisions on his future until they met after the season.

The Panthers went 6-4 the rest of the way in 2012, including four straight wins to close the season and finished with a 7-9 record.

Even after the Panthers started 1-3 in 2013, Richardson remained patient.Men’s Nike Seattle Seahawks NFL Elite Away White Custom Jersey Cheap.

Rivera eventually found his groove, coaching more aggressively and earning the nickname ”Riverboat Ron” for his penchant for taking risks on fourth down.

The Panthers would finish 12-4 in 2013,Custom NFL Jersey Rivera’s third season, winning the first of three straight NFC South championships.

This year they started 14-0 and will host Seattle on Sunday as the NFC’s No. 1 seed.

”Nobody wants to be on the hot seat -and I’m not a big fan of that term,” Rivera told The Associated Press. ”But I will say this: What gave me confidence more than anything else is Mr. Richardson telling me,Custom Seahawks Jersey ‘I will never make a decision in the middle of the season. This is too important.”’

Richardson didn’t want Rivera feeling any pressure.

He told Rivera, ”I don’t want you looking over your shoulder. I want you looking forward. I want you looking at the team and I want to see you trending up.”
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And while he would still spend most of the 2012 season – and some of early 2013 – answering questions about his job security, Rivera knew in the back of his mind that he had time to find a solution.

”For him to tell me not to worry, just to work – man, that took a lot of pressure off,” Rivera said.

Rivera is 33-10-1 in his last 44 regular season games and nobody is talking about his long-term future anymore. He got a three-year contract extension in 2014.

Not every NFL owner has been so patient.

Three of the seven NFL coaches hired in 2014 have already been fired. Hue Jackson became theCleveland Browns’ ninth coach in 18 seasons after parting ways with Mike Pettine after just two seasons.

The San Francisco 49ers didn’t wait that long, firing Jim Tomsula after one season.

In today’s win-now world it’s almost unfathomable how Tom Landry survived as long as he did. The Hall of Fame coach started his tenure in Dallas with six Women’s Nike Seattle Seahawks Personalized Elite Alternate Gray Football Jersey Shirt straight losing seasons before taking the Cowboys to the playoffs 17 of the next 18 seasons.

Rivera said with Richardson, the owner offered more than just patience.

They would meet regularly to discuss some of the things he needed to do to improve on as a coach.Customized Seahawks Women’s Jersey He even set Rivera up to meet with longtime friend, coach John Madden.

”I think he felt the responsibility because he OK’d my hiring and he wanted to see me succeed,” Rivera said.

Rivera said picking Madden’s brain was a huge help.

He’s also spoken with and learned from other successful coaches as well. On Saturday, he met with Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski after watching the Blue Devils play at Cameron Indoor Stadium. After their conversation, Rivera stepped outside the room and began writing down everything he could remember Krzyzewski telling him.

Rivera said based on what he now knows, his biggest advice to first-time NFL coaches is to hire a former head coach as a consultant.

”It’s funny, you think you’re ready to be a head coach – you really do – and you have a book, and all of this stuff that is there to help you, but the truth of the Youth Nike Seattle Seahawks NFL Elite Away White Custom Jersey Cheap
matter is until you have done it and sat in that chair you don’t realize how hard it is,” Rivera said. ”Some crazy things come up.”

Rivera has turned to his military roots to help deal with various scenarios.

He’s brought in admirals, colonels and sergeant majors to speak to his players and staff. He said they told him about a study the military conducted in which it takes five to seven years to change a culture.

”It doesn’t happen overnight,” Rivera said. ”Whether it’s fair or not that a coach gets two years or not, the thing that we all need to do is take a step back and look.”

Rivera has benefited from working for an owner who looked beyond where his team was at, and believed in where it was going.

Customized Broncos Jersey Youth San Antonio Spurs equal best start in NBA franchise history

New York (AFP) – Forward LaMarcus Aldridge tallied 25 points and 11 rebounds as San Antonio matched the best start in franchise history with a 106-79 rout of Brooklyn.Men’s Nike Custom Made Denver Broncos Elite Team Color Orange NFL Football Jersey.

The Spurs improved to 33-6, matching the team’s best 39-game start,Customized Broncos Jersey Youth a mark set during the 2010-11 season. San Antonio also posted its league-leading 14th win by at least 20 points while stretching its winning streak to eight games.

Aldridge shot 12-for-17 from the field and posted his 12th double-double.Men’s Nike Personalized Denver Broncos Elite Alternate Navy Blue NFL Football Shirts. He had his 10th game with at least 20 points and was the Spurs’ leading scorer for the 11th time.

Forward Kawhi Leonard scored 17 points and rookie center Boban Marjanovic scored 13 for the Spurs, who won despite little scoring from all-star guardTony Parker and center Tim Duncan. Parker scored six points, while Duncan finished with eight.

“I like him,” San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said of Marjanovic. “He’s really Personalized Denver Broncos Jersey an intelligent player. He’s hard-working and just learning. So every minute he gets really helps him develop.”

Interim coach Tony Brown was making his debut with the Nets, one day after the sacking of coach Lionel Hollins.

Brooklyn missed 10-of-12 three-point attempts and had 19 turnovers, leading to 30 San Antonio points.

Center Brook Lopez led Brooklyn with 18 points and forward Joe Johnson added 16 for the Nets, who lost their 10th consecutive home game.

The Spurs led 77-56 at the end of the third quarter. The Nets scored the first six points of the fourth to get within 77-62.Cheap Custom Football Jersey Two minutes later, San Antonio stretched the lead to 87-62 as Leonard sandwiched a pair of three-pointers around a jump shot by Aldridge.

San Antonio led by double digits over the final 18 minutes.

Elsewhere, the Washington Wizards had no trouble beating the Chicago Bulls 114-100, despite missing several players due to injuries.

The Wizards won their second straight game by getting points from 10 players, including seven who finished in double figures.

Point guard John Wall paced the attack with 17 points, 10 assists and three steals, while guardGarrett Temple, forward Otto Porter and center Nene all scored 14 points in the win.

Ramon Sessions had 16 points, Gary Neal added 11 points and Drew Gooden finished with 10 points and 12 rebounds, all off the bench.Youth Nike Customized Denver Broncos Elite Team Color Orange NFL Football Jersey.

Washington’s reserves outscored Chicago’s 47-32.

Chicago was led by Derrick Rose’s 23 points,Custom Broncos Jersey while shooting guard Jimmy Butler added 19 points and center Pau Gasol had 15 points and 10 rebounds.

The Bulls lost consecutive games for the first time since a three-game losing streak in December.

Custom Bengals Jersey Muslim Millennials’ Views on Religion

At the close of 2015, Zogby Research Services (ZRS) conducted face to face polling of 5,374 Muslim youth between the ages of 15 to 34 in eight Arab countries: Morocco, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Jordan, and Palestine.
Custom Bengals Jersey We had been commissioned by the Tabah Foundation to explore the views of Arab Muslim millennials, specifically with regard to their attitudes toward religious identity, religious leadership, the role of the state in
Men’s Nike Carolina Panthers Custom Made Elite Team Color Black Football Jersey religious affairs, the need for reform, and religious extremism. The results of the study provided fascinating insights into the views of a much “talked about” but not often “talked to” generation of Arabs.

What we learned was that, in the main, Muslim millennials were committed to their faith; recognized a need for renewal in Muslim discourse; saw a need for a more visible role for women in religious life; believed that religion would play an important part in their country’s future; and rejected extremist groups as a perversion of their faith.

While there were observable differences in the attitudes of young Arab Muslims from the different countries included in the study, overall we found a generation committed to their Muslim identity, seeing their faith as more of a “private Personalized NFL Football Jersey spiritual affair” than “just about beliefs and laws defining right and wrong.” It was noteworthy that the importance of Muslim identity was more pronounced in societies that were more pluralistic (like UAE, Kuwait, and Egypt)–the very same societies where young Muslims indicated that they felt tension between the “temptations of today’s society” and their Muslim faith.

When asked to identify the most important aspects of their faith, most frequently cited were “living by Islamic ethics and morals” and addressing the “political issues facing Muslim societies.” And while majorities in most countries disagreed that religion was the source of decline in the Arab World and believed that religion has a key role to play in their country’s future, there were differing views about the role of the state in administering religious affairs. Only in Egypt, Kuwait, and Palestine, were majorities inclined to support the state’s Men’s Nike Customized New England Patriots Elite Throwback Red Alternate Football Jersey involvement in anything related to religion. The only areas where majorities in all eight countries agreed with government intervention were in “ensuring that religious discourse is not used to promote violence, incitement, and hatred” and in banning movies, TV, etc, if they “breach the values of society.”

Substantial majorities of millennials in all eight countries felt that the “language used to speak about Islam” and the topics and issues addressed by scholars and preachers needed to be made more relevant to today’s life,Custom Panthers Jersey which is why many also claimed that Friday sermons were either a “tirade,” “boring,” or “the government’s voice.”

Muslim millennials frequently pointed to their country’s Grand Mufti or other prominent religious scholars as being the authorities to consult on matters of religion, but a significant number pointed to religious TV shows as “their most important source or guidance and direction.” And majorities of young men and women in every country agreed that there was a need for more women religious scholars and preachers.

What also came through quite clearly was the fact that Muslim millennials Youth Nike Custom Made Cincinnati Bengals Elite Team Color Black NFL Football Jersey overwhelmingly reject extremist groups and movements largely identifying them as a “complete perversion of Islam.” And they identify “corrupt, repressive, and unrepresentative governments” and “extremist religious teaching” as the principal reasons why some of their contemporaries join these groups.

The upshot of this study is that Arab Muslim millennials, like their age cohorts in other parts of the world, are struggling to find their place in a rapidly changing world. They are neither a “lost generation” nor are they an amorphous
Custom Patriots Jersey unthinking mass without definite ideas about the future of the societies they will soon inherit. They are not to be feared, nor should their insistence that there be change be ignored. As the Tabah Foundation noted in commissioning this study “it is only by knowing this generation that we can address the seismic religious, cultural, social, and political shifts taking place in the Arab World today and in the future.”

Personalized Cincinnati Bengals Jersey These Numbers Show That The US Is At War With ISIS

WASHINGTON — What began in August 2014 as limited airstrikes in Iraq, aimed at protecting American diplomatic personnel and the minority Yazidi population from the Islamic State, has escalated into daily bombings against the militant group in both Iraq and Syria.

Wary of starting another protracted occupation of a Middle Eastern country,
Personalized Cincinnati Bengals Jersey President Barack Obama has tiptoed into this war, calling for greater military force only in a piecemeal fashion. Now, nearly 17 months into the fight against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, it doesn’t exactly feel like the U.S. is at war.Officially, Obama has kept his initial
Men’s Nike Custom Made Cincinnati Bengals Elite Team Color Black NFL Football Jersey pledge not to deploy combat ground forces, although he has blurred the lines by allowing for several thousand on-the-ground advisory troops. And Congress, for its part, has yet to declare war or even authorize the military endeavors in Iraq and Syria.

However, it is clear that the U.S. is indeed at war with ISIS, and that the battle is likely to continue for years. As the first full calendar year of the war draws to a close, here’s a look at the scale of the current conflict:

Airstrikes: As of Dec. 22, the U.S. had conducted 4,115 strikes in Iraq and 2,903 in Syria since August of last year, totaling 7,018 airstrikes, according to the Defense Department.Custom Bengals Jersey The other countries in the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS launched an additional 2,023 attacks on targets in Iraq and Syria during the same time period.

Targets destroyed: The Defense Department says that the U.S.-led coalition has destroyed a total of 16,075 ISIS targets as of Nov. 13. Tanks, Humvees, buildings and oil infrastructure are all included in this category.

Cost: The war against ISIS has cost a total of $5.36 billion so far, which amounts to just over $11 million a day,Men’s Nike Personalized Cincinnati Bengals Elite Alternate Orange Football Jersey Shirt according to Defense Department reporting from Nov. 30. The daily average cost has increased by $2 million since the earliest days of the war in August 2014.

U.S. ground troops: About 3,500. But didn’t Obama say he wouldn’t send any U.S. ground troops to Iraq or Syria to fight ISIS?

Yes, but the president started sending small groups of American troops to serve in an “advisory role” in Iraq back in June 2014, just after ISIS stormed the Iraqi city of Mosul. Since then, that number has gradually increased to 3,500.

In October, Obama announced plans to send an additional 50 Special
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Civilian casualties: Technically, 0. The U.S. military does not track or formally acknowledge that any civilians have been killed in the military campaign (thoughthis isn’t unique to the fight against ISIS). Earlier this year,Women’s Nike Cincinnati Bengals Customized Elite Away White NFL Football Jersey a Pentagon official toldthe Daily Beast that it’s impossible to know for sure whether a civilian is killed in an airstrike, but that the military will not drop bombs on a target if they think civilians are present. Despite this vague assurance, it is extremely unlikely that the bombing campaign against ISIS has not resulted in any civilian casualties.

Number of war authorizations passed: 0. The White House claims it has the authority to deploy military force against ISIS under the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force,Youth Nike Custom Made Cincinnati Bengals Elite Team Color Black NFL Football Jersey, which permitted the U.S. military to fight the perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks.

Obama sent Congress a draft of a new, ISIS-specific war authorization in February. Crippled by partisan politics, however, lawmakers failed to move forward on that AUMF, or on an alternative proposal of their own.Custom NFL Jersey Instead, Congress has tacitly endorsed the Obama administration’s convoluted claim that the 2001 war authorization is sufficient.

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BALTIMORE — The Angels Jersey Cheap new year is a fresh start for everyone, and the Orioles are hoping to return to prominence in 2016. With postseason berths in two of the past four seasons (including an American League East title), Baltimore has its core group returning and eyes set on returning to the top of the division.

“You talk about needs. I like the way this clubhouse is right now. Obviously, you can add a few pieces, so if we bring this team back and add a few pieces, I’d like that,” center fielderAdam Jones said at the end of the season. “But, the reality is, this clubhouse is going to be very different, especially with the number of free agents. Bring back who you really, really want and you really think is going to be the most effective for the next five years, at least three of four years, until I’m up, Manny [Machado is] a free agent. There’s a lot of things. I think the next three years are going to be very important to this organization.”

The O’s have already brought back two of those free agents, with catcher Matt Wietersaccepting a one-year qualifying offer and reliever Darren O’Day signing a four-year deal earlier this month. But Andrew Heaney Jersey more questions remain. In no particular order, here are five of the most pressing facing the O’s. They could go a long way in determining whether the Orioles thrive in ’16.

5. What happens with Chris Davis?
Does he stay? Should he stay? When news of the Orioles’ contract offer leaked out to Davis in December, there was a surprising amount of fans ready to move on if the slugger didn’t want the record-setting deal. No matter how this ends, it will be a big part of this season’s storyline.

4. Can the corner-outfield spots step up?
Baltimore is still looking for a left-handed-hitting outfielder, and the corner spots in 2015 were a definite sore spot. The preference is for Mark Trumbo to play first base and designated hitter, though he could see some outfield time, depending on what else happens. Regardless of who it is, the O’s need better production to have a more balanced lineup.

3. How will Matt Wieters fare?
Sidelined until June, Wieters accepted the qualifying offer and will make the most on a one-year deal in O’s history. While health doesn’t seem to be an issue, a full season of Wieters — who was on his way to a career year before he got hurt in ’14 — could add some firepower.Caleb Joseph has done a great job mike trout jersey when Wieters was sidelined and having both on the roster gives manager Buck Showalter a lot of flexibility. Wieters will be a free agent again after ’16, so this is a huge season for the switch-hitter.

2. Does Dylan Bundy play a role?
Out of Minor League options, Bundy is projected to be a part of the Opening Day bullpen. He’ll get every chance to prove himself this spring, with the plan to give Bundy — who has dealt with a litany of injuries — plenty of work. Can he stay healthy and be the promising young arm the O’s drafted with visions of someday being a frontline starter? Time is running out.

1. Will the rotation be better?
Forget Davis for a second and the team’s needs in the outfield. If there’s one thing that has to improve next year, it’s the rotation. The Orioles are expected to add at least one starter, but the kole calhoun jersey rest — including Kevin Gausman — are going to be relied on heavily to take a step forward.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Crystal Patterson didn’t have the cash or assets to post $150,000 bail and get out of jail after her arrest for assault in October.

So Patterson, 39, promised to pay a bail bonds company $15,000 plus interest to put up the $150,000 bail for her,Custom NFL Jersey allowing to go home and care for her invalid grandmother.

The day after her release, the district attorney decided not to pursue charges. But Patterson still owes the bail bonds company. Criminal justice reformers and
Men’s Nike Custom Made Cincinnati Bengals Elite Team Color Black NFL Football Jersey lawyers at a nonprofit Washington, D.C., legal clinic say that is unconstitutionally unfair.

The lawyers have filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of Patterson,Custom Bengals Jersey Rianna Buffin and other jail inmates who argue that San Francisco and California’s bail system unconstitutionally treats poor and wealthy suspects differently.

Wealthy suspects can put up their houses or other valuable assets — or simply write a check — to post bail and stay out of jail until their cases are resolved.
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San Francisco public defender Chesa Boudin says some of his clients who can’t afford to post bail plead guilty to minor charges for crimes they didn’t commit so they can leave jail.

Boudin represented Buffin, 19, after her arrest for grand theft in October. Buffin couldn’t afford to post the $30,000 bail or pay a bond company a $3,000 fee and so contemplated pleading guilty in exchange for a quick release from jail even though she says her only crime was being with the “wrong people at the wrong place at the wrong time.” Men’s Nike Personalized Cincinnati Bengals Elite Alternate Orange Football Jersey Shirt.

Fortunately, the district attorney declined to charge Buffin and she was released after being held for three days.

“My family was worried,” said Ruffin, who lost her $10.50 an hour baggage handler job at the Oakland International Airport after her arrest.

The lawsuit filed by the Equal Justice Under Law in San Francisco federal court in October seeks to abolish the cash bail system in the city, state — and the country. It’s the ninth lawsuit the center has filed in seven states.

“The bail system in most states is a two-tiered system,” said center founder Phil Telfeyan. “One for the wealthy and one for everyone else.”

The center has settled four lawsuits, convincing smaller jails in states in the South to do away with cash bail requirements for most charges.

Telfeyan said a win in California could add momentum to the center’s goal to rid the country of the cash bail system, which the lawyers say is used by most county jails in all 50 states. The federal system usually allows non-violent suspects free without bail pending trial and denies bail to serious and violent suspects.

“The country watches what happens in California,” said Telfeyan,
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Telfeyan said it’s not his goal to put out of business the classic neon-advertising Customized Cincinnati Bengals Jersey bail bonding industry, but conceded the business model would become obsolete if he convinces courts that the cash bail system is unconstitutional.

The industry didn’t acknowledge Telfeyan’s first lawsuits filed earlier this year.

But on Monday, lawyers for the California Bail Agents Association filed court papers seeking to formally oppose the San Francisco lawsuit. The association argues that government lawyers for San Francisco and the state are offering only “tepid” opposition to the California lawsuit.

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi argues that most jail inmates are awaiting resolution of minor, non-violent crimes and that letting them free while awaiting court hearings will save the city millions of dollars. Mirkarimi said non-violent suspects can be monitored electronically and with frequent visits from law enforcement officials to ensure they don’t flee the area and attend all their court hearings.

In January, Telfeyan and his colleagues from Equal Justice Under Law will ask a judge to temporarily suspend San Francisco’s cash bail system until the lawsuit is resolved. Telfeyan said a victory in San Francisco and the elimination of cash bail in the city will most likely lead to the abolition of cash bail in all of the state’s 58 counties.

Maggie Kreins, who is president of bail agents group, the says the longtime system of putting up money or an insurance-backed bail bond is better at getting people to show up in court and it saves the public costs of monitoring defendants or hunting down bail jumpers.Youth Nike Custom Made Cincinnati Bengals Elite Team Color Black NFL Football Jersey.

Kreins said that California’s “bail schedule” could be reformed to lower bail amounts for minor crimes, but that scrapping the system completely would be a mistake.

“What is the incentive to go to court if you don’t lose anything for failing to appear?” Kreins said.

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LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – An Oregon woman accused of plowing her car into a crowd on the Las Vegas Strip, killing one person and injuring dozens, was charged with murder on Tuesday as investigators sought clues to what motivated the rampage.

Lakeisha N. Holloway, 24, who was arrested after the incident on Sunday,
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Holloway, due for her first court appearance on Wednesday,Men’s Nike Carolina Panthers Custom Made Elite Team Color Black Football Jersey, was being held in a “medically restricted” jail unit set aside for inmates requiring increased supervision, including those on suicide watch, according to Las Vegas police spokesman Michael Rodriguez.

Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson said he expected additional charges to be brought against Holloway as the investigation unfolds.

“This is a horrendous and inexcusable act that has needlessly and tragically impacted countless lives,” Wolfson said in a statement.

Authorities Personalized NFL Football Jersey said Holloway had been living in her car in Las Vegas for about a week with her 3-year-old daughter and had been driving on a suspended Oregon license.

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Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Sheriff Joe Lombardo said the incident did not appear to be an attack motivated by extremist ideology. U.S. law enforcement agencies have been on heightened alert since this month’s massacre in San Bernardino, California.

Police said Holloway repeatedly drove her automobile onto the sidewalk, Custom Panthers Jersey ramming pedestrians and street posts as bystanders pounded on the windows and tried to pull open her car door to stop her. According to a police report, she then drove about a mile away on a flat tire, parked and asked a hotel employee to call police before surrendering.

The incident occurred near Planet Hollywood, where the Miss Universe beauty pageant was being held. Three victims remained hospitalized in critical condition and two in serious condition, an area hospital said.

Holloway, who is being held without bail, told detectives she had been trying to sleep in her car earlier on Sunday but became stressed when she kept getting chased off by security guards, the police report said.

Holloway may have stopped in Las Vegas en route to Texas, where her daughter’s father lives, and the couple may have quarreled, Lombardo said, adding it was otherwise unclear what might have “caused her to snap.”

In 2012, Holloway received an award from an Oregon career-mentoring organization, the Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center,Men’s Nike Custom Made Cincinnati Bengals Elite Team Color Black NFL Football Jersey, for being a role model to high school students.

In an online video posted three years ago by the group, Holloway described growing up with a mother who battled alcohol addiction and poverty,Custom Patriots Jersey and how she was homeless during her first year in high school. She said she ultimately “beat the odds” to become the first member of her immediate family to graduate high school.

“Today, I am not the same scared girl I used to be. I am a mature young woman,” she said in the video. “Being homeless and on my own taught me how to stand on my own two feet.”

Holloway worked part-time for the U.S. Forest Service from 2009 to 2012 while attending community college, the agency said.

Custom Bengals Jersey A Big Win for Planned Parenthood

Little noticed in the deal that Congress approved Friday is the fact that the anti-abortion lobby got wiped out. The deal included no provisions cutting funding for Planned Parenthood — an issue on which Republicans have been prepared to shut down the government in past budget fights.

Nor did the anti-choice zealots have any success on their other proposed riders intended to reduce reproductive rights.Custom Bengals Jersey There were proposed cuts in federal spending for sex education, family planning and Planned Parenthood.

Same with efforts to further restrict abortion rights in the name of religious freedom, or international family planning, or attempts to block the government from requiring multi-state plans to include the full range of family planning services.Women’s Nike Custom Carolina Panthers Elite Away White NFL Football Jersey.

What happened? First, the Democrats stood fast with reproductive rights groups.

Second, Republicans read the polls — attacks on Planned Parenthood are political losers. Fully 60 percent of those polled want no cuts in Planned Parenthood’s funding.

Third, Speaker Paul Ryan warned his troops that Republicans, going into an election year, could not withstand the bad publicity of being held responsible for another government shutdown.Personalized NFL Football Jersey He wanted a deal more than he wanted to appease the far right.

Most importantly, Planned Parenthood, under the inspired leadership of Cecile Richards, demonstrated its skill as one of the nation’s most astute political players. Read all about it here.

Abortion rights are still under assault, of course, both literally and in policy terms. The Supreme Court will soon rule on which state restrictions are allowed under Roe v. Wade. But score one big win this week for Planned Parenthood and the reproductive rights movement.


In theory, a column is about one thing, but here’s another thing:

Did you notice that Republicans, despite the fact that easy purchase of assault weapons makes America far more vulnerable to terrorist attacks, continue to take an absolutist view of the Second Amendment? But, over time, this posture is likely to become a political liability.Men’s Nike Customized New England Patriots Elite Throwback Red Alternate Football Jersey. The case for AK-47s as weapons of self-defense looks increasingly absurd.

Then there is the case of open carry laws. Egged on by the NRA, Republicans have promoted the right of citizens to show off and bring their weapons virtually anywhere, including schools, sporting events, bars, hospitals and public buildings, just like gunslingers of the Old West. (Meanwhile, Disney World has prohibited toy guns at its theme parks, as well as real ones, in order to reassure its customers.)

But here is a question to ponder. What will the Republicans do about guns at their upcoming national nominating convention in Cleveland?

Ohio is an open carry state.Custom Panthers Jersey If Republicans have the courage of their convictions, they should insist on the right of their delegates to come to the convention hall packing heat.

If armed supporters of Donald Trump get into a shootout with allies of Ted Cruz, well, heck, that’s just the price we occasionally pay for freedom. And we can see which Survivor is the best sharpshooter.

Well, maybe that’s not such a great idea. But if the Republicans — having imposed armed mayhem on the rest of us — prudently require their own delegates to check their guns at the door, they are hypocrites. Then again, if they let weapons into their nominating convention, inviting a gunfight at the GOP corral, they are fools.

Hypocrites or fools, take your pick. Maybe both. Perhaps reporters covering the event should pack heat, too.


In the holiday spirit of threes — the Holy Trinity, the Three Wise Men — here is a third item to ponder.

The Federal Reserve last week made its long awaited move to raise interest rates. The Fed acted, despite the fact that inflation is non-existent and the job market is far softer than it looks, with temporary and part time and contract gigs crowding out real payroll jobs and wages flat.Men’s Nike Custom Made Cincinnati Bengals Elite Team Color Black NFL Football Jersey.

Why did the Fed make such a dumb move? One oft cited explanation is that “markets expected it.” So what did financial markets do once the Fed acted?

After a brief rally, the stock market promptly tanked. On Friday alone, the Dow dropped 357 points, and has fallen steadily since the Fed hiked rates after a brief rally sputtered out.

That should be no surprise. Higher rates push investors out of stocks and into bonds. The surprise is that anyone thought otherwise.

Supposedly, the higher rates were intended as a gift to banks. They could charge more for loans but not pass along all of the higher rates to depositors, thus widening their “spreads”, increasing their profits, and strengthening their balance sheets.

But, funny thing, bank stocks tanked, too. Someone must have noticed that a softening economy — the result of a premature rate hike — isn’t even great for bankers.

What should the Fed do?Custom Patriots Jersey First, it should do no further harm and leave rates alone, or maybe think about lowering them.

Second, it should heed the advice of Lord Adair Turner, former chair of the British Financial Services Authority. Lord Turner proposes that the Fed, rather than just pumping money into banks (which fail to put it out into the real economy but invest in Treasury debt and underwrite speculation) could give money directly to citizens.

The Fed might “pay $1,000 to all citizens by electronic transfer to their commercial bank deposit accounts,” he writes in his new book, Between Debt and the Devil. Good idea! The Fed could also invest directly in such things as infrastructure bonds, and underwrite a re-financing of the debt that is strangling Puerto Rico’s economy.

Alternatively, we could celebrate Christmas in the spirit of Ebenezer Scrooge, as we do the other 364 days of the year.

Custom Bengals Jersey Steelers rally past Osweiler, Broncos 34-27

PITTSBURGH (AP) — There was no explosion necessary, really. The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t need to be reminded how badly they looked while falling behind Denver by two touchdowns at halftime Sunday,Women’s Nike Custom Carolina Panthers Elite Away White NFL Football Jersey, even though linebackers coach Joey Porter decided to provide one anyway.

”I think everybody was (ticked) off,” defensive end Cam Heyward said. ”I don’t think it was just Joey.Custom Bengals Jersey We all knew we played (terribly) in the first half. We really just had to wake up.”

The NFL’s best offense provided the alarm clock.

Ben Roethlisberger passed for 380 yards and three touchdowns as the Steelers rallied for a 34-27 win to move into the AFC’s second wild-card spot with two weeks remaining. Antonio Brown caught 16 passes for 189 yards and two scores, and Pittsburgh (9-5) dominated the NFL’s best defense after spotting the Broncos a 17-point lead.

”If we take care of the ball, we feel like we can go up and down the field on anyone,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said.

Including the No Fly Zone, the nickname Denver’s secondary gave itself, talk the Broncos have backed up for much of the year. Just not this time. The Steelers Personalized NFL Football Jersey controlled the second half, finally taking the lead when Ryan Shazier intercepted Brock Osweiler to set up a 23-yard dart from Roethlisberger to Brown with 3:24 to go.

Pittsburgh’s defense, shredded so easily on, made it stand up. The Steelers twice stopped the Broncos in Pittsburgh territory over the final minutes.Men’s Nike Custom Made New England Patriots Elite Navy Blue Team Color Jersey Sale.

”It’s very disappointing,” Denver coach Gary Kubiak said. ”That’s this business. You better be built for four quarters, not three.”

Osweiler threw for 296 yards with three touchdowns passing and another on the ground but bruised his left shoulder in the second quarter and wasn’t the same when he returned as the Broncos (10-4) lost their second straight and failed to lock up the AFC West title.Women’s Nike Custom Made New England Patriots Elite Away White NFL Jersey Cheap. Osweiler will have X-rays on Monday to determine if there’s any more damage. He completed just 7 of 26 passes for 84 yards after halftime, including the pick that set up Brown’s winning score.

Emmanuel Sanders caught 10 passes for a career-high 181 yards and a score in his first game against his former team.Custom Panthers Jersey Demaryius Thomas hauled in a pair of touchdowns, but the Broncos were shut out in the second half for the third consecutive week and are just 3-4 following a 7-0 start.

”You play 60 minutes, not 30 minutes,” Osweiler said. ”That is something we will work on and we will fix.”

Who gets a chance to do the fixing is unclear. Osweiler’s grasp on the starting job appeared tenuous coming in after the offense failed to find the end zone in a home loss to Oakland last Sunday.

Peyton Manning returned to practice last week for the first time in a month as he continues to recover from torn plantar fascia in his left foot.Men’s Nike Custom Made Cincinnati Bengals Elite Team Color Black NFL Football Jersey. The NFL’s all-time passing leader traveled with the team and signed dozens of autographs in the pregame, save for any of Pittsburgh’s yellow Terrible Towels, which Manning shunned when thrust his way.

Perhaps it provided inspiration for Osweiler, who spent a half forcing the largest crowd in Heinz Field history to keep their favorite linens tucked safely in their pockets as Denver raced up and down the field.

The Broncos had gone 24 straight possessions without an offensive touchdown before reaching the end zone four straight times. Osweiler hit Thomas for an 18-yard score then found Sanders for an easy 61-yard catch and run.Custom Patriots Jersey Osweiler stumbled his 6-foot-7 frame across the goal line to make it 20-7 and when Thomas stiff-armed Pittsburgh’s Antwon Blake to finish off a 6-yard touchdown, the Broncos were up 27-10.

Yet just as quickly a Denver’s momentum appeared, it vanished. The group that converted its first eight third-downs went just 1 for 8 in those situations in the second half, giving Roethlisberger time to get going.

A pretty lob to the back corner of the end zone to Brown pulled Pittsburgh with 27-20. The Steelers then caught the break they needed thanks to some overanxious Broncos. Pittsburgh punted late in the third quarter and two Steelers attempted to down it, only to whiff. A couple of Denver linemen – all the way on the other side of the field – thought the play was dead. It wasn’t. Jordan Norwood had scooped up the ball and zig-zagged 71 yards for a score that should have restored a two-touchdown lead. The flag for illegal substitution wiped out the score, and the Broncos went three-and-out.

Pittsburgh tied it at 27 on its next possession, with Wheaton scooting in from 9 yards out and dancing a little jig with Brown.Youth Nike Custom Made Cincinnati Bengals Elite Team Color Black NFL Football Jersey. A half-hour later Brown was celebrating after putting the Steelers up for good.

”You want to be the best, you’ve got to be the best,” Brown said. ”There’s no stopping me.”

NOTES: The Steelers have won 10 straight games in December. … Osweiler is only the third QB in Denver history to have three TD passes and one rushing score in the same game. … Brown is the only player since 1970 to have two 15-catch games in the same season. … Denver hosts Cincinnati next week. … The Steelers travel to Baltimore.