WESLEY PRUDEN: Hillary Clinton takes a beating from allies – Washington Times

Some of Hillary’s friends are saying — out loud — that she’s making the same mistakes she made in 2008. Her sole strength has been the illusion that she was unstoppable, and it’s on this illusion that her campaign is based — just as it was four years ago. Illusions are the stuff of dreams, not hard reality.

Source: WESLEY PRUDEN: Hillary Clinton takes a beating from allies – Washington Times

Clinton Foundation donors include dozens of media organizations, individuals – POLITICO.com

NBC Universal, News Corporation, Turner Broadcasting and Thomson Reuters are among more than a dozen media organizations that have made charitable contributions to the Clinton Foundation in recent years, the foundations records show.The donations, which range from the low-thousands to the millions, provide a picture of the media industrys ties to the Clinton Foundation at a time when one of its most notable personalities, George Stephanopoulos, is under scrutiny for his previously undisclosed $75,000 contribution.The list also includes mass media groups like Comcast, Time Warner and Viacom, as well a few notable individuals, including Carlos Slim, the Mexican telecom magnate and largest shareholder of The New York Times Company, and James Murdoch, the chief operating officer of 21st Century Fox. Both Slim and Murdoch have given between $1 million to $5 million, respectively.

Source: Clinton Foundation donors include dozens of media organizations, individuals – POLITICO.com

News from The Associated Press

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican officially recognized the state of Palestine in a new treaty finalized Wednesday, immediately sparking Israeli ire and accusations that the move hurt peace prospects. The treaty, which concerns the activities of the Catholic Church in Palestinian territory, is both deeply symbolic and makes explicit that the Holy See has switched its diplomatic recognition from the Palestine Liberation Organization to the state of Palestine.

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JW Reveals FLOTUS’ Aspen Trip Cost Taxpayers $57,000

Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained records from the U.S. Department of the Air Force revealing that Michelle Obama’s weekend trip to Aspen, Colorado, in February cost American taxpayers $57,068.80 in travel expenses alone for the 7.4-hour round-trip flight. While President Obama flew to California to play golf, speak at a cyber-security summit, and headline a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee, the First Lady and her daughters spent Valentine’s Day weekend skiing in Aspen, returning to the White House on February 16. Judicial Watch obtained the Air Force records in response to a February 18, 2015, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking the following: Any and all records concerning mission taskings relevant to First Lady Michelle Obama’s trip to Aspen, Colorado. Any and all records concerning transportation costs. Any and all passenger manifests for the trip. According to the newly released records, the transportation costs for the four-day trip to Aspen were based on a flight cost of $7,712 an hour for the First Lady, her daughters, and support personnel in the Gulfstream aircraft. Not included were the attendant costs for U.S. Secret Service personnel, accommodations, meals, rental cars, lift tickets for skiing at Buttermilk, and related expenses. The $57,068.80 tab Mrs. Obama her daughters ran up in travel expenses alone for their weekend trip is more than 14 times what the average American of four spends for an entire week-long vacation.

Source: JW Reveals FLOTUS’ Aspen Trip Cost Taxpayers $57,000

NYPD cop in coma after being shot in the head | New York Post

A city cop was critically wounded by a cowardly ex-con who blasted two bullets into his head on a Queens street Saturday evening — the fifth NYPD officer to be shot in as many months. Plainclothes officer Brian Moore, 25, was in a medically induced coma after surgery to relieve pressure on his brain, law-enforcement sources told The Post.

Source: NYPD cop in coma after being shot in the head | New York Post

$102,619 Federal Study: Male Owl Monkeys Are the Main Providers of Infant Care | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – The National Science Foundation has awarded $102,619 in taxpayer funds to Yale University to study why male owl monkeys are the main providers of infant care – “transporting, sharing food and grooming the infant more than the mother.” “Few aspects of human and non-human primate behavior are so intriguing as the intensive care of infants by fathers, and nowhere among primates is paternal care more extensive than among owl monkeys,” the grant stated.

Source: $102,619 Federal Study: Male Owl Monkeys Are the Main Providers of Infant Care | CNS News