Matt Vespa Articles http://cnsnews.com/source/609896/feed en Hillary Clinton: 'We Cannot Let a Minority of People...Hold a Viewpoint' Opposed to More Gun Control http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/hillary-clinton-we-cannot-let-minority-peoplehold-viewpoint-opposed-more-gun <p>Hillary Clinton's town hall event with CNN took an odd turn when she said that opponents of gun control terrorize the rest of the American public.</p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-png" alt="image/png icon" src="http://cnsnews.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://cnsnews.com/sites/default/files/images/Screen Shot 2014-06-19 at 5.07.35 PM.png" type="image/png; length=167690">Screen Shot 2014-06-19 at 5.07.35 PM.png</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/hillary-clinton-we-cannot-let-minority-peoplehold-viewpoint-opposed-more-gun" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog guns Hillary Clinton Second Amendment Thu, 19 Jun 2014 21:05:23 +0000 matt.vespa 806480 at http://cnsnews.com Obama Wrong that U.S. Is 'Only Developed Country' Where Mass Shootings Happen http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/obama-wrong-us-only-developed-country-where-mass-shootings-happen <p>Anti-gun liberals say a lot of stupid things about guns; President Obama is no exception.  Last week, he said something so patently false that it deserved to be ignored entirely, but given the shootings in Las Vegas and Oregon; it's bound to come up again: gun control.</p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-png" alt="image/png icon" src="http://cnsnews.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://cnsnews.com/sites/default/files/images/Screen Shot 2014-06-17 at 4.38.14 PM.png" type="image/png; length=519128">Screen Shot 2014-06-17 at 4.38.14 PM.png</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/obama-wrong-us-only-developed-country-where-mass-shootings-happen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Everytown for Gun Safety gun control guns Second Amendment Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:33:21 +0000 matt.vespa 805513 at http://cnsnews.com Whistleblower: Veterans Affairs Had 'Mass Purge' Of MRI Imaging Orders http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/whistleblower-veterans-affairs-had-mass-purge-mri-imaging-orders <p>Today, Judicial Watch released documents showing that Veterans Affairs ordered the "<a href="http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-obtains-documents-revealing-va-ordered-nationwide-mass-purge-veterans-mri-imaging-orders/?utm_source=facebook&amp;utm_medium=post&amp;utm_campaign=061814">mass purge</a>" of MRI imaging orders from veterans dating back to 2009:</p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-png" alt="image/png icon" src="http://cnsnews.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://cnsnews.com/sites/default/files/images/Screen Shot 2014-06-06 at 11.00.18 AM_0.png" type="image/png; length=562204">Screen Shot 2014-06-06 at 11.00.18 AM.png</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/whistleblower-veterans-affairs-had-mass-purge-mri-imaging-orders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog MRI Social Security veterans Veterans Affairs Wed, 18 Jun 2014 20:42:13 +0000 matt.vespa 805985 at http://cnsnews.com Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation Pushes For Museum In D.C. http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/victims-communism-memorial-foundation-pushes-museum-dc <p>We have a museum dedicated to the victims of the Nazi Holocaust, but what about the ones lost to communism.  The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation announced today that they're spearheading a multi-million dollar effort to build a museum to recognize the hundreds of millions who've died at the hands of communist regimes.</p> <p>From their press release:</p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-png" alt="image/png icon" src="http://cnsnews.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://cnsnews.com/sites/default/files/images/Screen Shot 2014-06-18 at 4.34.47 PM.png" type="image/png; length=230231">Screen Shot 2014-06-18 at 4.34.47 PM.png</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/victims-communism-memorial-foundation-pushes-museum-dc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog communism memorial Wed, 18 Jun 2014 20:27:59 +0000 matt.vespa 805983 at http://cnsnews.com New NBC/WSJ Poll: 'A Disaster For The President' http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/new-nbcwsj-poll-disaster-president <p>Earlier this month, the Washington Free Beacon's Matthew Continetti wrote a great op-ed about how President Obama <a href="http://freebeacon.com/politics/dialing-it-in/">has pretty much given up</a>; his reputation as a transformative figure in politics is over.  Right now, it seems as if he's looking towards his post-presidency.</p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-png" alt="image/png icon" src="http://cnsnews.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://cnsnews.com/sites/default/files/images/Screen Shot 2014-06-18 at 10.22.17 AM.png" type="image/png; length=296793">Screen Shot 2014-06-18 at 10.22.17 AM.png</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/new-nbcwsj-poll-disaster-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Blog Hispanics immigration Wed, 18 Jun 2014 14:15:23 +0000 matt.vespa 805776 at http://cnsnews.com Arlington Police Will Enforce Virginia's Uber/Lyft Ban http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/arlington-police-will-enforce-virginias-uberlyft-ban <p>The Commonwealth of Virginia has declared war on Uber and Lyft, a similar car service.  Uber responded by issuing an email saying they will continue service and addressed the Virginia DMV's concerns about the safety of their vehicles:</p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-png" alt="image/png icon" src="http://cnsnews.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://cnsnews.com/sites/default/files/images/Screen Shot 2014-06-17 at 12.01.03 PM.png" type="image/png; length=645142">Screen Shot 2014-06-17 at 12.01.03 PM.png</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/arlington-police-will-enforce-virginias-uberlyft-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> arlington Blog DMV Lyft Uber Virginia Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:53:30 +0000 matt.vespa 805374 at http://cnsnews.com Bygones: Governor Apologizes to Sheriffs for Not Consulting With Them Prior to New Gun Laws http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/bygones-governor-apologizes-sheriffs-not-consulting-them-prior-new-gun-laws <p>Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, issued a formal apology to the state's sheriffs for not consulting with them over his new gun control laws that have been less than popular with the residents of the Rocky Mountain State.</p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-png" alt="image/png icon" src="http://cnsnews.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://cnsnews.com/sites/default/files/images/Screen Shot 2014-06-16 at 5.10.39 PM.png" type="image/png; length=277263">Screen Shot 2014-06-16 at 5.10.39 PM.png</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/bygones-governor-apologizes-sheriffs-not-consulting-them-prior-new-gun-laws" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Colorado gun control John Hickenlooper Second Amendment Mon, 16 Jun 2014 21:01:14 +0000 matt.vespa 805083 at http://cnsnews.com Could Obama Wage War In Iraq Without Congressional Approval Because The 2002 Resolution Remains In Effect? http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/could-obama-wage-war-iraq-without-congressional-approval-because-2002 <p>As the Islamist ISIS [Islamic State in Iraq and Syria] forces <a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/iraq-crisis-islamist-militants-warn-battle-will-rage-after-seizing-mosul-and-tikrit-9530899.html">bears down on Baghdad</a>, the United States <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/13/world/obama-voices-concern-over-militant-advance-in-iraq.html?emc=edit_th_20140613&amp;n</p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-png" alt="image/png icon" src="http://cnsnews.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://cnsnews.com/sites/default/files/images/Screen Shot 2014-06-13 at 12.09.19 PM.png" type="image/png; length=283029">Screen Shot 2014-06-13 at 12.09.19 PM.png</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/could-obama-wage-war-iraq-without-congressional-approval-because-2002" target="_blank">read more</a></p> al-Qaeda Barack Obama Blog Iraq ISIS Fri, 13 Jun 2014 16:04:48 +0000 matt.vespa 804164 at http://cnsnews.com Word Spreads: If You Make It to the U.S. Border, You're Free to Go In http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/word-spreads-if-you-make-it-us-border-youre-free-go <p>Years of mixed messages from Washington, D.C.</p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-png" alt="image/png icon" src="http://cnsnews.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://cnsnews.com/sites/default/files/images/Screen Shot 2014-06-13 at 10.09.51 AM.png" type="image/png; length=655798">Screen Shot 2014-06-13 at 10.09.51 AM.png</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/word-spreads-if-you-make-it-us-border-youre-free-go" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Honduras illegal immigration immigration Immigration and Customs Enforcement Fri, 13 Jun 2014 14:04:34 +0000 matt.vespa 804119 at http://cnsnews.com Video: Veterans Call for Firings, Funding at VA http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/video-veterans-call-firings-funding-va <p>On the 70<sup>th</sup> Anniversary of D-Day, MRCTV's Dan Joseph interviewed veterans to get their opinions about the fiasco engulfing Veterans Affairs over their alleged malfeasance over medical appointments, false record-keeping, and secret wait lists that have resulted in fatalities.</p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-png" alt="image/png icon" src="http://cnsnews.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://cnsnews.com/sites/default/files/images/Screen Shot 2014-06-12 at 3.23.57 PM.png" type="image/png; length=321080">Screen Shot 2014-06-12 at 3.23.57 PM.png</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-inserted-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/video/cnsnews/vets-discuss-issue-va-treatment">Vets Discuss Issue of VA Treatment</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/video-veterans-call-firings-funding-va" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Eric Shinseki Veterans Affairs Thu, 12 Jun 2014 19:20:43 +0000 matt.vespa 803837 at http://cnsnews.com Mass Shootings Aren't On The Rise, Neither Are Victims Of School Shootings http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/mass-shootings-arent-rise-neither-are-victims-school-shootings <p>Tragically, America experienced two more shootings this week in <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/11/justice/las-vegas-shooting/">Las Vegas</a> and at a school in Oregon.  Yet, unlike the CNN headline - "<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/11/justice/oregon-high-school-shooting/">This is becoming the norm</a> -" mass shootings, including the ones at school, aren't on the rise.  In fact, Ameri</p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-png" alt="image/png icon" src="http://cnsnews.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://cnsnews.com/sites/default/files/images/Screen Shot 2014-06-12 at 12.04.43 PM.png" type="image/png; length=353000">Screen Shot 2014-06-12 at 12.04.43 PM.png</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/mass-shootings-arent-rise-neither-are-victims-school-shootings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog gun control gun violence Las Vegas mass shooting Oregon Second Amendment Thu, 12 Jun 2014 16:01:26 +0000 matt.vespa 803730 at http://cnsnews.com Poll: 73% Say Bergdahl Should Be Prosecuted If He Deserted http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/poll-73-say-bergdahl-should-be-prosecuted-if-he-deserted <p>The Bergdahl swap continues its death spiral with the American people with a majority now saying they disapprove of the exchange in <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/page/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2014/06/11/National-Politics/Polling/release_355.xml">a new Washington Post/ ABC News poll</a>.</p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-png" alt="image/png icon" src="http://cnsnews.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://cnsnews.com/sites/default/files/images/Screen Shot 2014-06-09 at 3.24.08 PM_0.png" type="image/png; length=254536">Screen Shot 2014-06-09 at 3.24.08 PM.png</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/poll-73-say-bergdahl-should-be-prosecuted-if-he-deserted" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Blog Bowe Bergdahl Obama administration Taliban Wed, 11 Jun 2014 14:15:32 +0000 matt.vespa 803249 at http://cnsnews.com Miss USA Vs. The Feminists http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/miss-usa-vs-feminists Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez, now the newly crowned Miss USA, ruffled the feathers of some feminists when she was asked about sexual assault on college campuses. She said that awareness was important in addressing the issue, but also the need for women to learn how to defend themselves.<div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-png" alt="image/png icon" src="http://cnsnews.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://cnsnews.com/sites/default/files/images/Screen Shot 2014-06-10 at 4.39.52 PM.png" type="image/png; length=523134">Screen Shot 2014-06-10 at 4.39.52 PM.png</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/miss-usa-vs-feminists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog feminists Miss USA Nia Sanchez self-defense Tue, 10 Jun 2014 21:05:09 +0000 matt.vespa 803011 at http://cnsnews.com Boko Haram Strikes Again Highlighting Nigeria's Military Flaws http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/boko-haram-strikes-again-highlighting-nigerias-military-flaws <p>Yesterday, Boko Haram, Nigeria's Islamist insurgency, kidnapped another 20 girls in Northern Nigeria - an area President Goodluck Jonathan promised would see increased protection by the military (via <a href="http://online.wsj.com/articles/boko-haram-kidnaps-more-girls-in-nigeria-1402336940">WSJ</a>):</p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-png" alt="image/png icon" src="http://cnsnews.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://cnsnews.com/sites/default/files/images/Screen Shot 2014-06-10 at 4.35.48 PM.png" type="image/png; length=774414">Screen Shot 2014-06-10 at 4.35.48 PM.png</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/boko-haram-strikes-again-highlighting-nigerias-military-flaws" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Blog Boko Haram Goodluck Jonathan Nigeria Tue, 10 Jun 2014 20:34:03 +0000 matt.vespa 802998 at http://cnsnews.com Obama Administration: Actually, Bergdahl Swap Was Defense Secretary Hagel's Idea http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/obama-administration-actually-bergdahl-swap-was-defense-secretary-hagels-idea <p>The Obama administration seems to be running away from the Bergdahl swap, shifting responsibility to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.  This comes after polling showed that the American people - and veterans - aren't too happy about this exchange (via <a href="http://washingtonexaminer.com/full-crisis-mode-obama-administration-now-saying-the-bergdahl-deal-was-chuck-hagels-call/article/2549515">Was</a></p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-png" alt="image/png icon" src="http://cnsnews.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://cnsnews.com/sites/default/files/images/Screen Shot 2014-06-10 at 11.41.31 AM.png" type="image/png; length=181827">Screen Shot 2014-06-10 at 11.41.31 AM.png</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/obama-administration-actually-bergdahl-swap-was-defense-secretary-hagels-idea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Barack Obama Blog Bowe Bergdahl Chuck Hagel Congress veterans Tue, 10 Jun 2014 15:36:07 +0000 matt.vespa 802825 at http://cnsnews.com Fiasco: 57,000 Veterans Are Still Waiting For Treatment http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/fiasco-57000-veterans-are-still-waiting-treatment <p>Veterans Affairs just cannot catch a break - and either can its patients. What's happening at that department is an abject fiasco.  The interim IG report noted that "<a href="/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/calls-va-secretary-resign-intensify-after-release-ig-report">inappropriate scheduling issues</a>" were a systemic problem within the VA health care system.</p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-png" alt="image/png icon" src="http://cnsnews.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://cnsnews.com/sites/default/files/images/Screen Shot 2014-06-03 at 11.34.57 AM_0.png" type="image/png; length=343206">Screen Shot 2014-06-03 at 11.34.57 AM.png</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/fiasco-57000-veterans-are-still-waiting-treatment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Eric Shinseki mental illness Veterans Affairs Mon, 09 Jun 2014 21:04:35 +0000 matt.vespa 802563 at http://cnsnews.com Plurality of Americans Thinks Obama Fumbled Bergdahl Deal http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/plurality-americans-thinks-obama-fumbled-bergdahl-deal <p>A new USA Today/Pew Research Center poll found that <a href="http://www.people-press.org/2014/06/09/public-has-doubts-about-bergdahl-prisoner-exchange/">a plurality of Americans think Obama botched the Bergdahl exchange</a>:</p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-png" alt="image/png icon" src="http://cnsnews.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://cnsnews.com/sites/default/files/images/Screen Shot 2014-06-09 at 3.24.08 PM.png" type="image/png; length=254536">Screen Shot 2014-06-09 at 3.24.08 PM.png</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/plurality-americans-thinks-obama-fumbled-bergdahl-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Blog Bowe Bergdahl veterans Veterans Affairs Mon, 09 Jun 2014 19:19:43 +0000 matt.vespa 802499 at http://cnsnews.com Senate Intelligence Chair: No 'Credible Threat' To Bergdahl's Life From Taliban http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/senate-intelligence-chair-no-credible-threat-bergdahls-life-taliban <p>One of the reasons the Obama White House moved so quickly on the deal that led to the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was the threat the Taliban would kill him if the agreement was leaked.  Yet, Chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Sen.</p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-png" alt="image/png icon" src="http://cnsnews.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://cnsnews.com/sites/default/files/images/Screen Shot 2014-06-06 at 4.57.46 PM.png" type="image/png; length=329779">Screen Shot 2014-06-06 at 4.57.46 PM.png</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/senate-intelligence-chair-no-credible-threat-bergdahls-life-taliban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Barack Obama Blog Bowe Bergdahl Congress Sen. Dianne Feinstein Taliban Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:53:47 +0000 matt.vespa 801749 at http://cnsnews.com Michigan Man Drove Home from Phoenix With Dead Girlfriend in Front Seat Wearing Sunglasses http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/michigan-man-drove-home-phoenix-dead-girlfriend-front-seat-wearing-sunglasses <p>Normal 0 false false</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-png" alt="image/png icon" src="http://cnsnews.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://cnsnews.com/sites/default/files/images/Screen Shot 2014-06-06 at 11.04.09 AM.png" type="image/png; length=410676">Screen Shot 2014-06-06 at 11.04.09 AM.png</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/michigan-man-drove-home-phoenix-dead-girlfriend-front-seat-wearing-sunglasses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Detroit drug use Michigan Fri, 06 Jun 2014 15:21:46 +0000 matt.vespa 801608 at http://cnsnews.com After Being Kept Off Appointment List, 18 More Veterans Die In Phoenix Area http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/after-being-kept-appointment-list-18-more-veterans-die-phoenix-area <p>The scandal surrounding Veterans Affairs (VA) just got more tragic.  Eighteen additional veterans - whose names were kept off appointment lists - have died in the Phoenix area (via <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/news/va-head-18-more-vets-left-off-waiting-list-in-phoenix-area-died/">CBS News</a>:)</p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-png" alt="image/png icon" src="http://cnsnews.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://cnsnews.com/sites/default/files/images/Screen Shot 2014-06-06 at 11.00.18 AM.png" type="image/png; length=562204">Screen Shot 2014-06-06 at 11.00.18 AM.png</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/after-being-kept-appointment-list-18-more-veterans-die-phoenix-area" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog health care scandal veterans Veterans Affairs Fri, 06 Jun 2014 14:40:44 +0000 matt.vespa 801597 at http://cnsnews.com Virginia DMV To Uber, Lyft: Quit Operating Car Service in Our State http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/virginia-dmv-uber-lyft-quit-operating-car-service-our-state <p>Uber is an amazing company.  It markets itself as being your own personal driver.  You download the app on your smart phone in order to request an Uber driver, who generally takes you wherever you want to go.  It's awesome, but all good things come to end.  And, when government gets involved, really good things come to an end.</p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-png" alt="image/png icon" src="http://cnsnews.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://cnsnews.com/sites/default/files/images/Screen Shot 2014-06-05 at 5.12.03 PM.png" type="image/png; length=295969">Screen Shot 2014-06-05 at 5.12.03 PM.png</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/virginia-dmv-uber-lyft-quit-operating-car-service-our-state" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog D.C. DMV Lyft Uber Virginia Washington Thu, 05 Jun 2014 21:10:08 +0000 matt.vespa 801357 at http://cnsnews.com Plurality Of Americans Thinks Obama Is Less Competent Than Bush http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/plurality-americans-thinks-obama-less-competent-bush <p>Another poll has undercut the aura of Hope and Change that Barack Obama brought to Washington, D.C. in 2009.  A plurality of Americans thinks he's less competent than George W. Bush. Then again, would you give Obama high marks for health care, Veterans Affairs, and this Bergdahl fiasco?</p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-png" alt="image/png icon" src="http://cnsnews.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://cnsnews.com/sites/default/files/images/Screen Shot 2014-06-05 at 11.10.47 AM.png" type="image/png; length=340430">Screen Shot 2014-06-05 at 11.10.47 AM.png</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/plurality-americans-thinks-obama-less-competent-bush" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Bill Clinton Blog George Bush Thu, 05 Jun 2014 15:06:02 +0000 matt.vespa 801220 at http://cnsnews.com Mass Shooting In Chicago Doesn't Elicit More Hashtag Activism? http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/mass-shooting-chicago-doesnt-elicit-more-hashtag-activism <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG /> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:view> <w:Zoom>0</w:zoom> <w:TrackMoves /> <w:TrackFormatting /> <w:PunctuationKerning /> <w:ValidateAgainstSchemas /> <w:SaveIfXMLInvalid>false</w:saveifxmlinvalid> <w:IgnoreMixedContent>false</w:ignoremixedcontent> <w:AlwaysS</w:validateagainstschemas></w:punctuationkerning></w:trackformatting></w:trackmoves></w:worddocument></xml><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-png" alt="image/png icon" src="http://cnsnews.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://cnsnews.com/sites/default/files/images/Screen Shot 2014-06-04 at 5.14.57 PM.png" type="image/png; length=631171">Screen Shot 2014-06-04 at 5.14.57 PM.png</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/mass-shooting-chicago-doesnt-elicit-more-hashtag-activism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Chicago gun violence UCSB Wed, 04 Jun 2014 21:08:26 +0000 matt.vespa 800939 at http://cnsnews.com Sub Par: Obama Fails To Break 50% On Anything In New CNN Poll http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/sub-par-obama-fails-break-50-anything-new-cnn-poll <p>Well, it seems the aura of hope and change has finally dissipated from the political landscape.  Yesterday, <a href="http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2014/images/06/03/cnn.poll.obama.va.pdf">CNN's new poll </a>gauging the Presidency of President Obama shows that he's quite underwater on issues that impact the lives of Americans.</p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-png" alt="image/png icon" src="http://cnsnews.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://cnsnews.com/sites/default/files/images/Screen Shot 2014-06-04 at 10.53.46 AM.png" type="image/png; length=217748">Screen Shot 2014-06-04 at 10.53.46 AM.png</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/sub-par-obama-fails-break-50-anything-new-cnn-poll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Blog CNN health care middle class Obamacare The Economy Wed, 04 Jun 2014 14:47:57 +0000 matt.vespa 800748 at http://cnsnews.com Protesters Feel VA Scandal Isn't As Big As Obama's Failure To Close Gitmo http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/protesters-feel-va-scandal-isnt-big-obamas-failure-close-gitmo <p><sup></sup>MRCTV's Kelly Lawyer recently maneuvered through the hyper-emotionalism and orange jump suits to ask participants of a "Close Guantanamo Bay" rally if they thought Obama's failure to shut down the detention center was a scandal - and, if so, if it is a bigger scandal than the one enveloping Veterans Affairs (VA).</p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-png" alt="image/png icon" src="http://cnsnews.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://cnsnews.com/sites/default/files/images/Screen Shot 2014-06-03 at 2.36.41 PM.png" type="image/png; length=271824">Screen Shot 2014-06-03 at 2.36.41 PM.png</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-inserted-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/video/cnsnews/obamas-failure-close-gitmo-scandal">Obama&#039;s Failure to Close Gitmo a Scandal?</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/protesters-feel-va-scandal-isnt-big-obamas-failure-close-gitmo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Blog Code Pink Dick Cheney George Bush Gitmo detainees Medea Benjamin torture Tue, 03 Jun 2014 18:33:49 +0000 matt.vespa 800422 at http://cnsnews.com