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Up to 40 people injured in blasts at Istanbul Airport
As many as 40 people were wounded in two explosions at the Ataturk Airport. Taxis taking wounded to hospitals. Two attackers blow themselves up in different locations at airport.



Tuesday, June 28, 2016

 


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Report: Obama Skipped Intelligence Briefing
the Day After Benghazi Attacks
Daily Caller, by Alex Griswold    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/28/2016 4:23:16 PM     Post Reply
According to the upcoming report from the House Benghazi Committee, President Barack Obama skipped his personal daily intelligence briefing the day after the 2012 Benghazi attacks. The revelation is buried in one of the appendices to the 800-page report released by the Republican-controlled committee Tuesday. According to the Executive Coordinator tasked with delivering the daily briefings, she first delivered the briefing to White House chief of staff Jack Lew. But instead of giving Obama a briefing, she gave the folder to a White House usher. That day’s briefing contained a sentence claiming “the presence of armed assailants from the outset

Haitian woman gives birth to Zika baby in
Florida after coming to America for medical
treatment - making child the fourth born in
the U.S. with defects caused by virus
Daily Mail [UK], by Ollie Gillman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 6/28/2016 4:21:14 PM     Post Reply
A baby has been born in Florida with defects caused by the Zika virus after its mother traveled to the U.S. from Haiti to give birth. The mother - who has not been identified - contracted Zika abroad before entering the country, officials said. The child was born with microcephaly, a condition that causes babies to be born with shrunken heads and often leads to developmental issues. The baby is the fourth child to be born in the U.S. with defects caused by Zika after their mothers contracted the incurable virus while abroad. The Florida Department of Health confirmed the

At least 10 people killed and 40 wounded
after suicide bombers attack Turkish airport
Daily Express [UK], by Rebecca Flood    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 6/28/2016 4:05:27 PM     Post Reply
The main airport for the capital, the Turkish Interior Ministry have confirmed two explosions were heard at the international hub. Multiple casualties have been reported, with at least 40 people feared injured. The Turkish Justice Ministry confirmed 10 people have been killed in the attack, which took place on Tuesday. Harrowing photos from the scene show people lying on the ground in pools of blood. Turkish officials have claimed it was a joint suicide attack, with two suspected attackers blowing themselves up. It is thought they detonated their explosives just before the x-ray security screening. Footage allegedly from the scene shows passengers cowering on

  


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Two explosions rock Istanbul
airport, multiple people injured
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 6/28/2016 3:51:51 PM     Post Reply
Istanbul — A Turkish official says two explosions have rocked Istanbul’s Ataturk airport, wounding multiple people. The official said Tuesday it was unclear whether the explosions were caused by bombs or a suicide attack. The official spoke on condition of anonymity in line with government protocol. The state-run TRT television said an explosion hit a control point at the international arrival terminal of the airport. Other media reported the sound of gunfire at the scene. Turkey has suffered several bombings in recent months linked to Kurdish or Islamic State group militants. The bombings included two in Istanbul targeting tourists

´Welcome to Hell´: Cops and Firemen
Warn Olympics Visitors Rio Won´t Be Safe
PJ Media, by Tyler O´Neil    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 6/28/2016 3:43:35 PM     Post Reply
When tourists arrive for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro this summer, they might be taken aback by the police and firemen who meet them at the airport. Brazil is in a state of disarray, and the confused priorities of big government have led to fire and police layoffs. As a result, cops and firefighters meet tourists at the airport with this sign, "Welcome to Hell." The sign adds, "Police and firefighters don´t get paid, whoever comes to Rio de Janeiro will not be safe." These public servants have been forgotten in the country´s massive corruption scandal. In April, the legislature voted

E.U. leaders toughen line
over British ‘divorce’
Washington Post, by Michael Birnbaum and Griff Witte    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 6/28/2016 3:31:55 PM     Post Reply
BRUSSELS — European leaders took a tough stance Tuesday against British efforts to leave the European Union, as leading exit campaigners appeared to accept that they may not be able to pick the best parts of E.U. membership while discarding the onerous ones. The showdown came as the E.U.’s 28 leaders gathered in Brussels for the first time since the shock British decision to split from the union. E.U. leaders are seeking to keep their bloc from fracturing even more, promising a hard-line stance against allowing Britain to retain coveted free access to the largest consumer market in the world

Mexican president urges North
American integration after Brexit
Agence France-Presse, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 6/28/2016 3:21:43 PM     Post Reply
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Monday called for greater integration with Canada and the United States in the wake of Britain´s vote to split with the European Union. Nieto, who spoke during a stopover in Quebec City, is scheduled to attend a North American leaders summit in Ottawa on Wednesday with his US and Canadian counterparts. The three countries are economic partners in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and work closely on security matters. At Wednesday´s summit, the leaders are expected to announce joint energy and environmental strategies, including matching renewable energy targets. "The purpose of this

  


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One Week After Orlando, Democrats
Feature Anti-Gay Imam at Banquet
FrontPage Magazine, by Joe Kaufman & Beila Rabinowitz    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 6/28/2016 3:10:28 PM     Post Reply
The Democratic Party used to embrace homosexuals. Now, its Florida leaders are inviting enemies of the gay community to speak at their functions, and only one week following one of the worst episodes of violence against gays in American history. That was the case earlier this month, when anti-gay imam Maulana Shafayat Mohamed was allowed to speak at the Leadership Blue Gala, the annual banquet of the Florida Democratic Party. (Snip) “Dirty Bomber” Jose Padilla was a student of Shafayat Mohamed’s at Darul Uloom. Now-deceased al-Qaeda Global Operations Chief, Adnan el-Shukrijumah, was a prayer leader at Darul Uloom. And Darul

Trump takes on trade deals
in Pennsylvania speech
Associated Press, by Jill Colvin    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 6/28/2016 3:08:51 PM     Post Reply
MONESSEN, Pa. — Republican Donald Trump took aim at U.S. free trade deals in a speech delivered in Western Pennsylvania Tuesday that painted his likely Democratic rival Hillary Clinton as a champion of the kind of globalization that has pushed manufacturing jobs overseas. “This wave of globalization has wiped out totally, totally our middle class,” said Trump, standing in front of stacks of compressed metal on the floor of Alumisource, a plant that provides aluminum scrap and other raw materials to the aluminum and steel industries. “It doesn’t have to be this way. We can turn it around and we can

Celebrity in Chief Might
Get His Own NBA Team
FrontPage Magazine, by Daniel Greenfield    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 6/28/2016 3:02:52 PM     Post Reply
Sorry folks. No the brilliant constitutional scholar of the left is not going to spend the next forty years on serious policy. He couldn´t even do that while in office. Like Bill Clinton, he´s going to find reasons to hang around celebrities, get paid lots of money for his speeches and do some fake humanitarian stuff to be taken seriously. And then he´ll get an NBA team. (Snip) Press secretary Josh Earnest said Wednesday that Obama, an unabashed sports fan, has “discussed” joining an ownership group for an NBA franchise. But Earnest also added that Obama would move forward only

Nigel Farage jeered and
booed as he tells MEPs they
are ´in denial´ over Brexit
Telegraph [U.K.], by Michael Wilkinson    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 6/28/2016 2:59:08 PM     Post Reply
Ukip leader Nigel Farage was jeered by the European Parliament after he told MEPs that they were "in denial" about Brexit and that they had "never had a proper job before". His astonishing speech at a special meeting of the European Parliament today ended with boos echoing through the Brussels chamber. Mr Farage used his speech to declare that Brexit was "a beacon of hope" to other member states but he also infuriated MEPs when he said: "Now, I know that virtually none of you have ever done a proper job in your lives or worked in business or worked in

  


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Mark Zuckerberg causes outrage after
he starts building a six-foot wall around
his $100m Hawaiian holiday plantation
blocking residents´ views of the ocean
Daily Mail [UK], by Darren Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 6/28/2016 2:52:50 PM     Post Reply
Billionaire Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has annoyed locals on the Hawaiian holiday island of Kauai after be began construction a large stone wall around his $100million 750-acre retreat. Zuckerberg bought the property in 2014 and later added two further parcels of land, including 393 acres at Pila´a Beach on the north shore of the island. However, the Facebook founder is facing criticism locally over the controversial plans. The wall is believed to be made from locally-sourced stone, but according to neighbors it is an eyesore. Gy Hall told West Hawaii Today: ´The feeling of it is really oppressive. It’s immense. It’s really sad

Committee Report: Secretary of Defense
Panetta Ordered Military Assets For
Benghazi, They Never Moved
Townhall, by Katie Pavlich    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 6/28/2016 2:47:54 PM     Post Reply
The much anticipated Benghazi Select Committee report released early Tuesday morning reveals former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta order military assets to be deployed to Benghazi, but they never arrived. Two unarmed drones, showing a live feed of the attack, did. Military assets sat for hours while Americans were under attack and while President Obama´s team at the White House debated getting YouTube to take down a video offensive to Muslims, which was of course used as an excuse for the attack. "You can read this report in less time than our fellow Americans were under attack in Benghazi" Select

Clinton campaign tracked reporters
to shield her from tough questions
New York Post, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 6/28/2016 2:40:36 PM     Post Reply
Hillary Clinton’s campaign “secretly tracked” aggressive reporters to make sure they didn’t get a chance to ask tough questions, according to emails leaked today by Guccifer 2.0. The hacker claims to have broken into email accounts of Clinton campaign staffers, according to the Smoking Gun, which first reported the story. The emails show the Clinton campaign went into full defense mode in February to prevent reporters from getting near Clinton, her daughter Chelsea, and hubby Bill at a Las Vegas rally. In emails, members of the Clinton ropeline platoon reported on the movement of reporters, especially Dan Merica, a CNN producer assigned to

The Benghazi Lie in Black and White
Weekly Standard, by Stephen F. Hayes    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 6/28/2016 2:38:09 PM     Post Reply
The final majority report of the Benghazi Select Committee is set to be released later Tuesday morning. Representatives Jim Jordan and Mike Pompeo have signed onto the official majority document and authored a supplemental, 51-page "additional views" report of their own. Among the most interesting aspects of their "additional views" is a timeline that contrasts the story top Obama administration officials were telling in public with the very different story some of those same officials were sharing with one another in private emails, conversations and documents. The timeline reinforces in a compelling way what will be one of the most significant

  


  

5 Big Takeaways From
The House Benghazi Report
The Federalist, by Mollie Hemingway    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 6/28/2016 2:35:43 PM     Post Reply
A congressional committee responsible for investigating the 2012 terrorist attack that killed four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, has issued its final report. Here are the five big takeaways from the U.S. House Select Committee on the Events Surrounding the 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi, Libya, gleaned from a summary report by Reps. Jim Jordan, R-OH, and Mike Pompeo, R-KS. 1. Administration Misled Public Immediately and Continually Even though U.S. officials — including Hillary Clinton — knew immediately that the siege in Benghazi was a highly coordinated terror attack, they chose to mislead the public with statements about spontaneous protests caused by a YouTube

Trump, Brexit and the State of the Race
Real Clear Politics, by Sean Trende    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 6/28/2016 2:27:57 PM     Post Reply
Before I left for vacation, I put out a piece on the “scary groupthink” of the punditry, as it relates to Donald Trump. The basic idea was this: Commentary on the 2016 election has broken down somewhat because both the online right and online left opposed the Trump candidacy. Because of this, we analysts find ourselves in something of an echo chamber, which makes us more susceptible to bad arguments, and more likely to overlook good ones that point in an intellectually uncomfortable direction. Judging by my inbox and Twitter mentions, this was interpreted by many as an apologia for Trump,

Why Did Obama’s Campaign Manager
Brief Susan Rice Ahead Of Benghazi
TV Show Appearances?
Daily Caller, by Chuck Ross    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 6/28/2016 2:25:41 PM     Post Reply
The day before Susan Rice appeared on five separate Sunday morning TV talk shows to blame the Sept. 11, 2012 Benghazi attacks on a YouTube video, the then-U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations participated in a telephone conference call with David Plouffe, the manager of President Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. That revelation, which is laid out in the House Select Committee on Benghazi’s report, released on Tuesday, lends more evidence to support the claim that the White House blamed the YouTube video for political purposes. That revelation, which is laid out in the House Select Committee on Benghazi’s report, released

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo was
´drinking at his wife´s party´
before taking part in the ´illegal
Hamptons drag race´ which left his
cherished Pontiac Firebird totaled
Daily Mail [UK], by Euan McLelland    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 6/28/2016 2:22:11 PM     Post Reply
Chris Cuomo was drinking at a party hosted by his wife hours before he crashed his cherished 1969 Pontiac while ´drag racing´ in Southampton, New York, it has been claimed. The CNN anchor ´lost control´ and crashed into a parked Mercedes, which belonged to one of his friends, during a bizarre incident on May 28 over Memorial Day weekend. Cuomo´s friends have since insisted the anchor was only goofing around and had never actually raced his convertible. However, PageSix have today published photographs that appear to show the 45-year-old side-by-side with another Pontiac convertible - sitting behind a woman

New study finds Florida is a
hot spot for "Islamophobia"
Tampa Bay Times, by Tony Marrero    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 6/28/2016 2:14:59 PM     Post Reply
TAMPA — Hostility towards Muslims in the United States takes the form of new legislation, crimes targeting mosques and other activity by a core network of anti-Islam groups, a new national study has found. Florida has emerged as a hot spot for Islamophobic activity, according to the study by the Center for Race and Gender at the University of California at Berkeley and by the Council on American-Islamic Relations. The 80-page report, titled "Confronting Fear," highlights nine key findings. Among them: • Anti-Islam bills have been passed in 10 states. Among them is a version of a bill sponsored by Republican Sens. Alan

  



Sanders appointee to ´Post´: Democratic platform
should include ´occupation,´ right to boycott
Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Michael Wilner    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 6/28/2016 1:36:50 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON - The Democratic Party should recognize Israel´s occupation of the West Bank and the rights of Americans to boycott Israeli policies, James Zogby, founder and president of the Arab American Institute and a Bernie Sanders appointment to the Democratic Platform Committee, told The Jerusalem Post in an interview on Monday. In the interview, Zogby reaffirmed his position that the party platform should update its language to reflect these views. But he also acknowledged that change is unlikely, at least this time around, after pushing for new wording in negotiations unsuccessfully over the weekend. According to excerpts of the platform

For SCOTUS, a new era
of judicial interference
CNN, by O. Carter Snead    Original Article
Posted By: gator- 6/28/2016 1:31:38 PM     Post Reply
The Supreme Court´s decision in Whole Woman´s Health v. Hellerstedt marks a dramatic escalation in the controversial jurisprudence of abortion. For more than 40 years, the high court has indulged the dubious proposition that the Constitution itself places unborn children beyond the protection of the law from the private violence of abortion. But before this decision, the Supreme Court would also at least permit states to adopt some ancillary measures that its elected officials believed would offer additional health and safety protections for women seeking abortions.

BENGHAZI REPORT:
State Department employees reacted in
shock to Susan Rice´s first TV appearances
Business Insider, by Pamela Engel    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 6/28/2016 1:28:12 PM     Post Reply
State Department employees were surprised to see then UN Ambassador Susan Rice appear on Sunday talk shows in 2012 blaming the attacks on a diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, on an internet video, a report released Tuesday revealed. Rice´s comments were "met with shock and disbelief by State Department employees" who worried about White House involvement in the way the attack was being characterized to the American public, according to the report released by the Republican-led House Select Committee on Benghazi. The report was released one day after House Democrats released a preemptive report designed to blunt the blow of

Live: Labour crisis: Jeremy Corbyn refuses
to resign after losing confidence of 172 MPs
as Angela Eagle eyes up leadership challenge
The Telegraph [UK], by Michael Wilkinson    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 6/28/2016 12:55:30 PM     Post Reply
*Jeremy Corbyn refuses to resign after losing confidence vote *172 MPs reject Corbyn´s leadership, 40 back him *Angela Eagle eyes up Labour leadership bid *Sir Lynton Crosby could advise Boris Johnson on leadership bid *David Cameron in Brussels for humiliating talks with EU *Stephen Crabb announces Tory leadership bid *George Osborne rules himself out of Tory leadership contest Today´s key developments Jeremy Corbyn has lost a vote of no confidence in his leadership (172 votes to 40) but is expected to battle on to force a contest in which Angela Eagle or Tom Watson is likely to be the rival candidate. David Cameron is in Brussels for discussions

Here’s where Obama’s jetting off to next
McClatchy News (DC), by Anita Kumar    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/28/2016 12:46:35 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON -As the campaign to replace him gets increasingly aggressive and nasty back home, President Barack Obama is getting out of town – embarking on a sort of farewell tour to the world. Few criticize Obama for the trips, as some do when he goes on vacations or campaign-style trips that cost millions for the expense of operating the presidential plane – Air Force One – as well as helicopters, armored cars, Secret Service protection and staff. After all, it’s not unusual for presidents to engage in a flurry of global travel on their way out the door. It’s part

Chicago: 51 Wounded, Seven Killed
During Hot, Humid Weekend
Breitbart Big Government, by Warner Todd Huston    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/28/2016 12:37:22 PM     Post Reply
High temperatures helped raise the number of weekend casualties in Chicago up to 51 wounded and seven killed, topping the number from the same weekend in both 2015 and 2014. Between about Friday noon and early Monday morning, Chicago’s temperatures exceeded 85 degrees with high humidity. That caused residents of the usually ‘Windy City’ to endure sweltering conditions. On Friday, the city saw three killed from the city’s incessant gang warfare. But it was Saturday that saw the worst bloodletting, even as only one was killed. There were twenty eight shootings with one death, with many of the incidents featuring

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