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  • 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show Motor Driven Images Photo Highlights

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    The Los Angeles Convention Center is the host of the Los Angeles Auto Show. Image Credit: Brandon O’Brien / Motor Driven Images 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show Motor Driven Images Photo Highlights The Los Angeles Auto Show is one of North America’s most significant and tradition-steeped motor shows. First held in 1907, the Auto Show is a platform for carmakers and suppliers from around the world to showcase their latest […]

  • The 2014 LA Auto Show – Seven Points Of Diverse Interest To See And Take In

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    LA Auto Show’s new logo bathed in green light. Image Credit: Edmund Jenks (2014) The 2014 LA Auto Show – Seven Points Of Diverse Interest To See And Take In The LA Auto Show will always be a jumble of artfully engineered transportation solutions and vision displayed in a visual fashion that would rival an architectural design paradise. The Auto industry puts its best foot forward because this show is […]

  • CONNECTED – THE KEY WORD FOR THE 2014 LA AUTO SHOW

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    2015 Audi TTS with Mark Dahncke on right in background as seen on the opening day of the Los Angeles Auto Show. Image Credit: Brandon O’Brien / Motor Driven Images CONNECTED – THE KEY WORD FOR THE 2014 LA AUTO SHOW Are you “connected”? Or should I say is your car “connected”? This is a key topic at the Los Angeles Auto Show which opened to the media on November […]

  • App-Tronics Delivers 2015 SEMA New Product Award For The Connected Car

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    App-Tronics Delivers 2015 SEMA New Product Award For The Connected Car Like most of us, we look at new cars and say to ourselves … wouldn’t it be nice to have the car I am happy and comfortable with, be updated with all of these new electronic connected car functions (GPS with a built-in screen, back-up camera, hands-free Bluetooth connection to my radio for my phone, and etc.) right now, […]

  • New Format MPG Track Days Off To A Good Start

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    New Format MPG Track Days Off To A Good Start The Motor Press Guild (MPG), the largest automotive media association in North America, re-launched its annual Track Days media event with an all-new program this week on Oct. 14-15 at the Hilton Pasadena, the Rose Bowl, and Willow Springs International Speedway. Pulling in elements from business retreats and professional conferences, the re-imagined MPG Track Days program included a discussion panel […]

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2014 Senate Midterm Election – Politisite Political Projections

2014 Midterm Senate Toss-up Seats Political Projections – Final Politisite Political Projections takes in to consideration many factors when utilizing a particular poll for our model. We weigh polls differently based on their previous general election  accuracy. We toss polls that have a Margin of Error (MoE) that exceeds +/-5%. We further take in to consideration the pollsters assumptions of the makeup of the electorate by considering the average PVI for […]

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Poll: Obama Job Approval on Economy worse than GW Bush

PRINCETON, NJ — Throughout his second term, President Barack Obama’s overall job approval rating has exceeded his approval ratings on both the economy and foreign affairs, arguably the two most important areas of focus for presidents. Obama’s 36% approval rating for handling foreign affairs and 35% approval on the economy in Gallup’s Aug. 7-10 poll, compares with a higher 44% overall job approval rating in the same poll.

Obama’s job approval rating has been a bit lower — averaging 42% in Gallup Daily tracking — since that Aug. 7-10 poll, which was conducted as the U.S. commenced airstrikes against Islamic militants in Iraq.

That Obama’s overall approval rating is higher than his ratings on foreign affairs or the economy is evidence he is getting a more positive review from the public than would be expected given his ratings on the two major issues. This is a change from his first term, when his average overall approval rating (50%) matched his average foreign affairs approval rating, but still exceeded his economic approval rating (41%).

All these ratings are lower for Obama in his second term than in his first term, but his average foreign affairs rating has dropped more than his economic approval rating or his overall job approval rating.

Gallup regularly began measuring presidential approval for handling the economy and foreign affairs during Ronald Reagan’s presidency. Since then, there have been different patterns in how these measures compare for the various presidents. For some, like Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton, the patterns varied across the presidents’ two terms.

Looking at the last nine presidential terms, three basic patterns emerge in how Americans rate the president on the economy and foreign affairs

Read more here:: Obama Job Approval Tops Economy, Foreign Affairs Ratings

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IRS Lois Lerner lost emails were all Backed-up

(Washington, DC)Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement regarding recent sworn declarations made by IRS officials in response to Judge Emmet G. Sullivan’s continuing investigation into the missing emails of Lois Lerner and other IRS officials, which have been the subject of longstanding Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and lawsuit (Judicial Watch v. IRS (No. 1:13-cv-1559)):

Contrary to Judge Sullivan’s specific orders and the law, the Obama administration persists in obstructing the truth about “missing” emails from Lois Lerner and other IRS officials. Judicial Watch will press its concerns on Monday, August 25, before U.S. Magistrate Judge John Facciola, who was appointed by Judge Sullivan to manage and assist in discussions between Judicial Watch and the IRS about how to obtain any missing records. Magistrate Facciola is an expert in e-discovery.

Judge Sullivan, in his earlier ruling, appointed Magistrate Judge John M. Facciola to manage and assist in discussions between Judicial Watch and the IRS about how to obtain any missing records from other sources. Magistrate Facciola is an expert in e-discovery, and authorized Judicial Watch to submit a request for limited discovery into the missing IRS records after September 10.

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Government Watchdog Says IRS Lawyer Admitted Lois Lerner’s ‘Lost’ Emails Were Backed Up

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton told FoxNews Monday that attorneys for the IRS have admitted that all of the supposedly lost emails from former IRS employee Lois Lerner are backed up, and that the IRS has not admitted this because they say it would be too hard to dig them out of these backed up files.

“A Department of Justice attorney told a Judicial Watch attorney on Friday that it turns out the federal government backs up all computer records in case something terrible happens

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Eric Holder has a message for the people of Ferguson

Since the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, the nation and the world have witnessed the unrest that has gripped Ferguson, Mo. At the core of these demonstrations is a demand for answers about the circumstances of this young man’s death and a broader concern about the state of our criminal justice system. At a time when so much may seem uncertain, the people of Ferguson can have confidence […]

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Final Practice Nets Tragedy For SMP Racing And Aleshin

Final Practice Nets Tragedy For SMP Racing And Aleshin A crash involving three drivers happened in the final practice for the MAVTV 500 IndyCar World Championships at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana California. The three drivers were Snapple Andretti Autosport’s Marco Andretti, NovoLog FlexPen Ganassi Racing’s Charlie Kimball, and SMP Racing’s Mikhail Aleshin. Two of the three drivers were able to walk away but the rookie driver from Russia, Mikhail […]

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Sen. Casey: Foley Beheading ‘Just a Preview’

Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), the Co-Chair of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism Caucus argued that the beheading of American journalist James Foley was “just a preview” of what ISIS is capable of. “It’s very important to push back aggressively, and with a really determined focus, against ISIS. because they’re not just having great success on the ground in Iraq, but the beheading of Mr. Foley is one indication, and I’m afraid, just a preview, of what they would do to other Americans, and others around the world if they’re not aggressively confronted” he said on Tuesday’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” on MSNBC.

Casey also argued, “I think the steps that the president has taken today have been very prudent, making sure when we have an interest, in this case, pushing back on ISIS and their brutal efforts to not only take over Iraq, but also to do everything they can to have kind of one country between Iraq and Syria. I think the air strikes were appropriate, and I think the intel. and the targeting has been appropriate.”

He also warned of the threat of American citizens joining ISIS, stating “we have to pay attention, not just to what happens in Syria and Iraq, but have to pay attention to efforts here in the United States that lead to radicalization, and then an individual goes across the world and engages in terrorist acts around the world, sometimes, against Americans.”

Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett

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Iran Claims to Have Shot Down, Captured Israeli Drone

Iran claims it used a missile to shoot down an Israeli drone near the Natanz nuclear enrichment site “185 miles south of… Tehran.”

No word was issued as to when the drone was allegedly shot down or how Iran knew it was from Israel.

According to BBC News, “Natanz is Iran’s main uranium enrichment site, and contains more than 16,000 centrifuges.” Iran’s Revolutionary Guard claims the Israeli drone “was on course to fly over the nuclear facility” when it was shot down.

Israel has refused comment on the claim, but it should be noted that this is not the first time Iran has alleged the capture of a drone from Israel or the U.S.

On December 7, 2012, Breitbart News reported Iran’s claim to have “captured” a U.S. ScanEagle drone. The Revolutionary Guard said the drone crossed into Iranian airspace and was captured. They claimed to have recovered information from the drone showing it was being used to spy on Iranian “military installations and oil terminals.”

In February 2013, USA Today published video Iran “allegedly extracted” from a RQ-170 Sentinel drone, which Iran claimed to have captured in 2011.

“American officials” confirmed that Iran had in fact captured the RQ-170 Sentinel. Those officials asked Iran to give it back, but the Iranians said no.

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Spoken Word Documentary “Racing Through the Forest” At Pebble Beach Delivers A ‘Must See’

Crowd of motor culture enthusiasts gather to see the premiere screening of “Racing Through the Forest – The History of the 1950-56 Pebble Beach Road Races”. Image Credit: Edmund Jenks (2014) Spoken Word Documentary “Racing Through the Forest” At Pebble Beach Delivers A ‘Must See’ Boxes that contain photographs arranged in albums (not just images) of times shared in a lifetime are nothing more than just books with photos. It […]

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NBC producer secretly taped sex with girlfriend, posted it online

NBC News digital producer Carlo Dellaverson was arrested for secretly videotaping sex with his unknowing girlfriend and posting it on a porn site XTube. Carlo Dellaverson, 30, who works for the Peacock station, apparently plotted the sick, twisted event by hiding a camera in the apartment he shared with his 29-year-old gal pal on Barrow Street in Greenwich Village on Feb. 14, the sources said. The creep then slipped into […]

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Fox News Radio’s Mike Majchrowitz Dies

Fox News Radio White House correspondent Mike Majchrowitz has passed away, succumbing to a long struggle with throat cancer. Majchrowitz first joined FNR in 2005 and began covering the White House in 2010. He had covered Washington news since 1997, as a correspondent for several Cox Television affiliates and also for CONUS TV. Majchrowitz was a broadcast veteran; his transition into Washington coverage followed stints at CLTV-TV in Chicago, KRPC-TV in […]

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Spoken Word Documentary “Racing Through the Forest” At Pebble Beach Delivers A ‘Must See’

Crowd of motor culture enthusiasts gather to see the premiere screening of “Racing Through the Forest – The History of the 1950-56 Pebble Beach Road Races”. Image Credit: Edmund Jenks (2014) Spoken Word Documentary “Racing Through the Forest” At Pebble Beach Delivers A ‘Must See’ Boxes that contain photographs arranged in albums (not just images) of times shared in a lifetime are nothing more than just books with photos. It […]

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Loud Sex with two Women Sends Man to the ER

Man stabbed for being too loud during Sex Here is a potential episode of ‘Sex Sent Me to the ER‘ right here! A man is behind bars after he allegedly stabbed his roommate with a kitchen knife for being too loud. Antonio Flores, 42, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of burglary with intent to commit felony force. According to his arrest warrant, on May 8, Flores kicked down the […]

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The Movie ‘The Notebook’ provokes Incest in Georgia Siblings

In a town called Effingham, Georgia, a brother and sister admitted to having sex three times after watching the movie, ‘The Notebook’ Christopher Buckner, 20, of Guyton, and her brother, Timothy Savoy, 25, of Jackson, Ga., were arrested and charged with incest, aggravated sodomy and prowling, according to Sheriff’s Office spokesman David Ehsanipoor. The spokesman said deputies answered a call at about 4:30 a.m. about a prowler in the area […]

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Rosetta probe successfully orbits comet

ESA’s Rosetta probe has made history as the first to orbit a comet, and is set to reach another landmark in space travel if it can successfully land on comet 67P. The Rosetta mission hopes to find information on how comets are affected by the sun, and maybe even to discover if it is possible that life on earth could have been created by a comet hitting the earth.

While the Rosetta mission has been active for over a decade, interest in space travel is receiving more and more press, and international competition in space has spawned a new iteration of the space race, with China’s lunar landing, and Russia’s planned expedition to the moon in 2030. However, this time the players aren’t limited to government ventures, but also venture capitalists.

Billionaires Richard Branson and Elon Musk both have separate space ventures in Virgin Galactic and SpaceX, respectively, and according to results from 1World 84% think private companies are better suited than governments to improve space travel.

Despite the renewed interest in space travel, people are having serious doubts about the feasibility of Mars as a potential Earth colony. Colonizing Mars has long been a staple of science fiction books and movies, and NASA has even developed a saucer-shaped craft to attempt to land on the Red Planet.

Although we have been making serious developments into the final frontier 59% don’t think Mars will be successfully colonized, and 53% would consider travelling to Mars despite the 500 day flight (that’s a lot of in-flight movies). Check out the world map below to see where people are most interested in taking a trip to Mars.

What’s your opinion on space exploration? Should space be a global priority or is it a waste of money? Voice your opinion below, or click on any

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Is Armageddon at Hand? Animals Flee Yellowstone

Yesterday,  President Obama stated that Armageddon didn’t happen over Obamacare implementation.  But some folks are beginning  to wonder if an Armageddon Extinction Level Event (ELE)  is brewing at Yellowstone National Park as video reveals animals fleeing the park following several small earthquakes. The Epoch Times had this to say: A number of bloggers are posting videos that show bison and other animals allegedly leaving Yellowstone National Park, prompting theories that […]

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Holy Snow Rollers?

A strange and rare winter weather marvel appeared overnight in Eastern states blasted by blustery winds snow sculpted into fanciful shapes such as doughnuts and hollow tubes. Known as snow rollers, the delicate formations are as light as meringues and may crumble when touched, but others are icy enough for play. They were a social media phenomenon Monday, sweeping Twitter and Facebook as people from Ohio, Illinois and Pennsylvania posted […]

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China lands on the Moon just 44 years after the USA

China made a soft landing on the moon just 54 years after the Soveit Union landed Luna-2 , the first object to another celestial body and 44 years after the United States put the first human on the surface of the Moon. The lunar probe began to carry out soft-landing on the moon at 9 p.m. Saturday and touched down in Sinus Iridum, or the Bay of Rainbows, 11 minutes […]

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Pagenaud Leaves Honda For Chevy’s Team Penske

Pagenaud Leaves Honda For Chevy’s Team Penske At the end of a post finale MAVTv500 race press conference at Auto Club Speedway, a question was quickly posed to Simon Pagenaud as Simon was leaving the room – “Hey Simon, great year! What are your plans for 2015, any changes? Pagenaud replied with a large smile and a twinkle in his eye, “Just wait, in a couple of weeks there will […]

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Final Practice Nets Tragedy For SMP Racing And Aleshin

Final Practice Nets Tragedy For SMP Racing And Aleshin A crash involving three drivers happened in the final practice for the MAVTV 500 IndyCar World Championships at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana California. The three drivers were Snapple Andretti Autosport’s Marco Andretti, NovoLog FlexPen Ganassi Racing’s Charlie Kimball, and SMP Racing’s Mikhail Aleshin. Two of the three drivers were able to walk away but the rookie driver from Russia, Mikhail […]

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Auto Club Speedway’s President Gillian Zucker Talks All Things ACS

Auto Club Speedway’s President Gillian Zucker Talks All Things ACS For those of you who may not be familiar with folks who run and manage racetrack venues, Auto Club Speedway President Gillian Zucker is the first female president of a track that hosts auto racing’s most popular event, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and was recently named by FOX Sports and MSN as one of the top five most powerful […]

Team Owner and driver Ed Carpenter at a recent Auto Club Speedway Chevy test. Image Credit: Edmund Jenks (2014)

Ed Carpenter Talks MAVTv500, ECR Team Performance, & CFH Racing 2015

Ed Carpenter Talks MAVTv500, ECR Team Performance, & CFH Racing 2015 Ed Carpenter has been racing since he was 8 years old and balanced racing and education throughout much of his career. Carpenter graduated from Butler University with a degree in Marketing in 2003, a few weeks before he won the Freedom 100 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Carpenter always has been interested in things with engines. Carpenter started Ed […]