Throwback Thursday: Brit Hume's All-Star Panel

Special Report Grapevine: Drive-Thru Funerals

Back To The Future: The Royal Canadian Air Force had to get creative when seeking out replacement parts for its search and rescue airplanes – they ended up raiding the National Air Force Museum. In July 2012 – according to documents just made public – two navigational parts were taken off a Hercules plane on display and installed in a similar craft still in use. The Search and rescue planes were supposed to be replaced starting in 2002, but none are on the horizon.

House Calls: A former VA supervisor has been sentenced to four years of probation, community service, and $15K in restitution after pleading guilty to theft of government property. Venita Godfrey-Scott, a supervisor in the facilities management service, directed VA employees to work on her private home, including installing a deck, putting in new carpet and bathroom improvements. The employees worked on her home during regular work hours and used her government issued credit card to purchase supplies.

A Quick Goodbye: A funeral home in Michigan has installed a drive-thru windows allowing people to pay their last respects… without having to park. The drive-thru option is featured at Paradise Funeral Chapel in Michigan. The Saginaw News writes that the body of the deceased is visible through a window of the building. Mourning periods are limited to 3 minutes and a guestbook appears from a retractable door.

2014 Race for Every Child

Thank you to everyone who came out to support the 2014 Race for Every Child. The Race for Every Child supports children and families throughout the Washington area --and around the world --by raising funds for specialized medical care, research into childhood diseases, and important wellness and preventive services at Children's National Health System. For more information please visit www.raceforeverychild.org.

Immigration Reform: Action by Years End

Bret Remembers September 11, 2001

President Obama's Primetime Address: Special Edition of Special Report

Preview: 13 Hours At Benghazi

Fox News Reporting: 13 Hours

For the documentary, Fox News was granted exclusive access to the yet to be published book '13 HOURS: THE INSIDE ACCOUNT OF WHAT REALLY HAPPENED IN BENGHAZI" BY MITCHELL ZUCKOFF WITH THE ANNEX SECURITY TEAM”  

Special Report Grapevine: Help Wanted

Foot in Mouth: Hyperbole can be useful..but politically dangerous. One Alabama Democratic congressional candidate has the latest example of what not to say. JT Smith tweeted on Monday "The greatest country on earth is being bullied from within. Actions of Republicans in Congress are worse than ISIL."   After the initial outrage he took to Facebook to clarify-- "I am not saying that the republican party is beheading people in the streets. we do not use violence against each other as a means of control. The republicans have used the economy as a means to terrorize the people of this country."  That still did not sit well and perhaps in response to the release of the Sotloff video after his comments  Smith deleted his tweet and Facebook post, saying "I apologize for inappropriately comparing Republicans in congress to terror group ISIL. I condemn my words and humbly accept responsibility."

Apply Within:  From one House hopeful to a lame duck. Republican Steve Stockman has only a few months left in the House of Representatives and is looking for a specific kind of intern. The job description reads as follows--"True patriots who can count up to 17 in trillions. Mushy pleasers and appeasers keep walkin.  HINT -- vapid granolas who fear guns, hate babies, are ashamed of America and think Islamic terrorists and illegal aliens are just misunderstood will not be comfortable here."  The application stresses the Representative is not a jerk and the unpaid interns will do meaningful projects beyond the standard intern grunt work or their money back.

Not So Busy Bees: Finally, All meetings and no action at one Connecticut elementary school. In the spring Strong Elementary's playground was declared off limits because of bees. Now -- at the beginning of the school year the playground is still closed because nothing was done, even though a local TV crew could not find any bees yesterday. There is an informational session with parents and bee experts this week.  One frustrated parent tells the TV station "I wish they had been a little more proactive and try to get this done for last year and not have the parents worry about it for this fall." One of the problems -- the school is not cleared by the state to use a pesticide.

Special Report Grapevine

Noble Cause: The National Institutes of Health does some great things -- like being part of the group that completed the human genome project in 2003, researching cures for cancer, and supporting almost 150 Nobel Prize winners. Some projects may not rise to that level --like the almost $3 million study into "The Striking interplay of gender and sexual orientation in obesity disparities."

In plain English -- why lesbian women are more likely to be obese compared to straight women while the opposite is true for men.  The study -- and the price tag -- are not sitting well with many. The Washington Free Beacon reports the study was started 2011 and scheduled to continue until 2016.

It's a Trap:  A speed trap in a small Florida town finally caught someone besides speeders. Two Florida police chiefs have been suspended after a group of police officers accused them of mandating a minimum of 12 traffic tickets during each 12-hour shift.  A small segment of highway that runs through Waldo, Florida requires drivers to speed up and slow down six times ranging from 35 to 65 miles an hour. The city's 2013 budget reveals about half of its $1 million dollars in revenue came from ticket-related court fines.

House of Responsibility: Finally, a fitting end for one historic house. The birthplace of Adolf Hitler in Austria will be turned into a Holocaust museum under a new government plan. In the past the building has been used as a library, bank, and most recently a workshop for the mentally handicapped. The final decision rests with Austria's interior ministry which is expected to approve the project before the end of the year

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