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Friday, September 04, 2015

 





  

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Donald Trump just tripped up on the air over foreign policy.
Again and again.

No one seems to care that he doesn't know the
name of the president of Oogawoogaganistan.
Says he will learn on the job.
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Biden openly ponders whether he has the ’emotional
energy to run’ for president

Democrat party is down to a sad, frail elderly choice
with neither smoke nor fire in the belly.
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Exclusive: Tech specialist who helped Hillary Clinton set
up her private email server was paid with Taxpayer dollars

Why would Hillary spend government money on a secret
email server that could be traced back to her?
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Planned Parenthood President: If Feds Won’t Do It,
We Need States To Defund Abstinence Programs

There would be no need for Planned Parenthood if
people really practiced Abstinence.
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There’s a Whole Arsenal of Smoking Guns in the
Clinton E-mail Scandal

"The problem is that the standards for what counts
as a smoking gun keep changing."
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Clinton Emails: What Did Obama Know
And When Did He Know It?

Media very busy with Clinton at the moment.
Will get to Obama later.
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Private Government Report: Iran
Spending Billions to Pay Terrorist Salaries
Washington Free Beacon, by Adam Kredo    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 9/4/2015 8:26:17 AM     Post Reply
Iran has been spending billions of dollars to fund the salaries of terrorist fighters across the Middle East, including in Yemen, Syria, Lebanon, and the Gaza Strip, according to a private U.S. government analysis conducted for a leading senator, the Washington Free Beacon has learned. Iran’s defense budget ranges anywhere from $14 to $30 billion a year, with much of that money going to fund terrorist proxy groups and rebel fighters in a number of countries, according to a Congressional Research Service report conducted following a request by Sen. Mark Kirk (R., Ill.). The report discloses that funding for these terrorist groups

‘A Heaven or Hell Decision’
New York Sun, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 9/4/2015 8:21:59 AM     Post Reply
“Trapped Pacifist GI Sticks To His Guns.” Of all the headlines on all the stories our editor has written over the years, that one — by the editors of the GI daily Pacific Stars and Stripes — is his favorite. The story was about a Christian medic who refused to take a weapon into combat in Vietnam. We’ve been thinking of him this week as another religious Christian, Kim Davis, the clerk of Rowan County, Kentucky, sits in jail for contempt of the United States Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.

What Will the Public Make
of Hillary’s Former IT Staffer’s
Decision to Take the Fifth?
National Review Online, by Shannen W. Coffin    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 9/4/2015 8:17:49 AM     Post Reply
News broke last night that Bryan Pagliano, who worked on Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign, and later set up her private server in her New York home in 2009 (and then worked as a State Department IT employee), told congressional committees that he would invoke his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in response to requests that he testify about his involvement with the server. This, of course, is Pagliano’s right — and he is correct that the Fifth Amendment protects the innocent as much as the guilty. So this may be just a matter of simple self-protection, and in that

  


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ObamaCare Enrollees Got $235
Million In Excess Subsidies
Investor´s Business Daily, by John Merline    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 9/4/2015 8:13:21 AM     Post Reply
An IRS audit released this week shows that nearly half a million ObamaCare enrollees were able to claim more than $235 million in excess subsidies that they will never have to pay back, thanks to a quirk in the law that leaves the program vulnerable to potentially billions in excess subsidy payments. Because ObamaCare subsidies are based on income, enrollees have to guess about their income for the next year when they sign up, which the exchanges use to calculate the tax credits. Enrollees can then opt to take these credits in advance, in which case they’re sent directly to insurers, who

Donald Trump Flunks Foreign-Policy
Quiz, Says He’ll Learn on the Job
Wall Street Journal, by Heather Haddon & Janet Hook    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 9/4/2015 5:27:01 AM     Post Reply
Soon after Donald Trump took a big step in establishing himself as a serious GOP presidential candidate by signing the party’s loyalty pledge, he ran into serious trouble on foreign policy. During an interview with Hugh Hewitt Thursday evening, Mr. Trump got tripped up by a question from the conservative radio host about the Quds Forces, mistaking the Iranian military group for the Kurdish people. Mr. Trump also brushed off Mr. Hewitt’s attempts later in the interview to get him to distinguish Hamas–the Palestinian terrorist group–from the Hezbollah forces acting in Lebanon. “So the difference between Hezbollah and Hamas does not matter

Harry Potter and the
Never-Ending Story
Atlantic, by David Sims    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 9/4/2015 5:22:24 AM     Post Reply
September 1st, 2015 marked a curious footnote in Harry Potter marginalia: According to the series’s elaborate timeline, rarely referenced in the books themselves, it was the day James S. Potter, Harry’s eldest son, started school at Hogwarts. It’s not an event directly written about in the books, nor one of particular importance, but their creator, J.K. Rowling, dutifully took to Twitter to announce what amounts to footnote details: that James was sorted into House Gryffindor, just like his father, to the disappointment of Teddy Lupin, Harry’s godson, apparently a Hufflepuff. It’s not earth-shattering information that Harry’s kid would end up

Carly Fiorina Plays The
‘Sexist’ Victim Card
Daily Caller, by Matt K. Lewis    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 9/4/2015 5:20:59 AM     Post Reply
Just as Carly Fiorina was starting to impress, she decided to play the victim card. “If I may say, and I don’t say this very often — the people who keep saying I’m in this for vice president, that’s sexist,” she declared Wednesday on Laura Ingraham’s radio show. (This foray into the world of identity politics wasn’t a gaffe. Fiorina stood by the “sexist” assertion later on Fox News’ “Hannity.”) “No one talks about the men being in it to be veep,” Fiorina explained to Ingraham. Special: Except, we do. Perhaps Fiorina missed all the times that Scott Walker dropped

  


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Poll: Carson tops Trump in
head-to-head GOP matchup
Washington Examiner, by Byron York    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/4/2015 5:16:01 AM     Post Reply
Donald Trump dominates the new Monmouth national poll of the Republican presidential race — in every category except one. Trump leads the horse race, with 30 percent, to Ben Carson´s 18 percent, with Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz tied for third at 8 percent. (Marco Rubio is next at 5 percent, Carly Fiorina at 4 percent, and Scott Walker is at 3 percent.) Trump leads among various subgroups sorted by ideology, policy preference, and age. And he leads in head-to-head matchups with other Republican candidates. Except one. The pollsters asked who voters would choose if the race for the Republican nomination were

The True Immigration Crisis
Bloomberg View, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/4/2015 5:11:40 AM     Post Reply
Anchor babies, birthing centers, giant walls, mass deportations: The debate over immigration in the U.S. presidential campaign often calls to mind a hyperventilating Hollywood drama rather than a calm, intelligent discussion. The most urgent issue is not the cost of illegal immigration, because that cost is modest at worst. The challenge is to reform the country´s immigration system -- which still labors under principles from the 1950s -- so that it works for the 21st century. It´s wrong to call for this discussion to be postponed until the border is secure, as some Republicans wish, since securing the border (insofar as

An Anti-American White House
Washington Free Beacon, by Matthew Continetti    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/4/2015 5:06:58 AM     Post Reply
This week President Obama won the 34th vote in support of his nuclear deal with Iran. The vote, from Senator Barbara Mikulski, guarantees that the deal will survive a rejection by Congress. The fact that the deal will be made despite such opposition—something a few of us predicted months ago—is, in the words of the AP, a “landmark Obama victory.” It is worth asking how many more of these victories our country can withstand. The president and his supporters, of course, say their foreign policy has improved the world. “Like George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton,” writes Gideon Rose of Foreign

There’s a Whole Arsenal of Smoking
Guns in the Clinton E-mail Scandal
National Review Online, by Jonah Goldberg    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/4/2015 5:03:43 AM     Post Reply
Every time the State Department pulls out a new fistful of Hillary Clinton e-mails like Richard Dreyfuss yanking a license plate out of a shark’s belly in Jaws, someone declares that there’s “no smoking gun!” I’ve written before about how shouting “There’s no smoking gun!” is a non-denial denial. Ask a cop. When a murder suspect immediately exclaims, “You have no indisputable evidence I murdered my boss!” instead of, “I didn’t do it!” it’s a good sign that the suspect thinks he covered his tracks, not that he’s innocent. Fellas, if your wife asks if you’re having an affair, respond

  


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Inside Hillary Clinton’s
tinfoil-hat brigade
New York Post, by Seth Mandel    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 9/4/2015 5:01:15 AM     Post Reply
Perhaps Hillary Clinton’s most famous remark ever was her insistence in 1998 that the real story of the Monica Lewinsky affair was “this vast right-wing conspiracy that has been conspiring against my husband since the day he announced for president.” A decade later, e-mails as secretary of state show that she still has an insatiable appetite for bizarre conspiracy theories to explain away bad news. Set aside the questions about Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server and her mishandling of classified information: The content of her mail exposes the fact that the advice Hillary seeks out from her most trusted

Tennessee judge dismisses divorce case,
cites Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling
Washington Times, by Kellan Howell    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 9/4/2015 4:59:45 AM     Post Reply
A judge in Tennessee has dismissed a divorce case, saying the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage has negated his state’s ability to define divorce. Hamilton County Chancellor Jeffrey Altherton wrote in his decision that he cannot grant Thomas and Pamela Bumgardner’s divorce because Obergefell v. Hodges redefines the rules for marriage, and thus the rules for divorce. The current legal situation “leaves a mere trial level Tennessee state court judge in a bit of a quandary,” Chancellor Athertonwrote in his ruling. “With the U.S. Supreme Court having defined what must be recognized as a marriage, it would appear that Tennessee’s judiciary

Hillary Antoinette
Weekly Standard, by William Kristol    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/4/2015 4:49:54 AM     Post Reply
The American people believe the country is heading in the wrong direction. When pollsters ask whether the country is on the right or the wrong track, wrong track prevails by better than two to one. And the American people are right. We are going the wrong way: The economy isn’t strong, the government doesn’t work, social trends aren’t great, and the world’s going to hell in a handbasket. So of course the luminaries of the political world decided that the nominees of the two major parties were going to be the two individuals in the whole country least suited to

Emanuel set to call for largest property
tax hike in modern Chicago history
Chicago Tribune, by Hal Dardick & Bill Ruthhart    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/4/2015 4:48:01 AM     Post Reply
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is set to call for the largest property tax increase in modern Chicago history to raise enough money to make a major pension payment for police and firefighters next year, the mayor´s City Council floor leader and a City Hall source told the Chicago Tribune late Wednesday. The mayor also plans to push a new garbage collection tax, a new per-ride fee on taxis and ride-hailing services such as Uber and a new tax on electronic cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products. Ald. Patrick O´Connor, 40th, said the idea is to cut down on the annual budget hole that

  


  

Trump’s America
The Economist, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/4/2015 4:42:38 AM     Post Reply
“THIS country is a hellhole. We are going down fast,” says Donald Trump. “We can’t do anything right. We’re a laughing-stock all over the world. The American dream is dead.” It is a dismal prospect, but fear not: a solution is at hand. “I went to the Wharton School of Business. I’m, like, a really smart person,” says Mr Trump. “It’s very possible”, he once boasted, “that I could be the first presidential candidate to run and make money on it.” When Mr Trump first announced that he was running for president, he was dismissed as a joke. A wheeler-dealer with

The Clinton/Obama Political Death Match
PJ Media, by Debra Heine    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/4/2015 4:39:22 AM     Post Reply
Poor Hillary Clinton can’t seem to catch a break. It’s been over six months since the nation first heard about the former secretary of State’s unusual email arrangement, but unlike Obama’s various and sundry scandals, her email scandal refuses to go away. Six months is a long time in the life of an Obama scandal. It only took two months, for instance, for the IRS scandal to morph from “an outrage” that is “inexcusable” to a ”phony scandal” trumped up by Republicans trying to score “political points.” The MSM let that happen. They know how to drop a story when it’s inconvenient,

Defense One survey: Two-thirds of
national security community rejects Iran deal
Hot Air, by Matt Vespa    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/4/2015 4:37:05 AM     Post Reply
To piggyback off Guy’s post showing that Americans overwhelmingly oppose Obama’s Iran deal, a new survey conducted by Government Business Council and Defense One shows that 66 percent of the national security community also opposes the agreement. Additionally, the national security publication also found that almost an equal number–62 percent–feel that the country would be better off rejecting the deal:(Snip for graphic) The group’s outlook was even dimmer about the deal’s effect on U.S. allies. Most respondents said that it would have a somewhat or mostly negative impact on the security of Israel (71%), Saudi Arabia (67%), the Gulf Arab

A Vaccinated Man Has Been Emitting
Virulent Polio for 28 Years
National Geographic, by Maryn McKenna    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/4/2015 4:34:26 AM     Post Reply
At the end of the decades-long global battle to eradicate polio from the planet, there is what looks like a simple goal: Render every person immune, by vaccination, for long enough that the disease can find no host in which to breed, and thus dies out. That was the strategy behind the eradication of smallpox, and since polio like smallpox affects only humans, it is supposed to work for that disease too. Of course, it’s a little more complicated, and a paper published last week reveals one of the most challenging complications. It describes a British man of about 30 who,

US military ordering troops in Iraq
to dust off chemical weapon suits
Fox News, by Jennifer Griffin    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/4/2015 4:32:15 AM     Post Reply
The U.S. military has ordered its nearly 3,500 troops stationed in Iraq to reacquaint themselves with their chemical weapons suits due to evidence that the Islamic State has obtained chemical weapons and used them on multiple occasions. “It is a precautionary measure,” a defense official told Fox News, acknowledging the order. During a briefing Thursday, the Pentagon would not publicly confirm the order but reassured reporters that the military is prepared to handle a chemical attack by ISIS. “The commanders in the field are making sure their troops are adequately prepared for the threats they may face,” Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said

  



Arby´s fires manager, suspends
clerk who allegedly refused
to serve Florida police officer
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/4/2015 4:30:25 AM     Post Reply
The Arby´s fast food chain announced late Thursday that it had fired a Florida restaurant manager and suspended a clerk after a female police officer said she had been denied service because she was a cop. Arby´s spokesman Jason Rollins confirmed to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel that manager Angel Mirabal, 22, and clerk Kenneth Davenport, 19, had been disciplined. The chain known for its roast beef sandwiches became the center of a national firestorm after an incident Tuesday night, when Pembroke Pines Police Sgt. Jennifer Martin, 34, pulled up to the drive-thru and ordered a meal. When she handed over

St. Louis boy, 11, left alone with sister
shoots and kills persistent teen intruder
CNN, by Kevin Conlon    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/4/2015 4:27:07 AM     Post Reply
An 11-year-old left at home to defend himself and his 4-year-old sister staved off several home invasion attempts before finally shooting and killing a 16-year-old intruder, police say. Police officers arrived after 2 p.m. Thursday to the home on Hallwood Drive in north St. Louis County to discover the body of a 16-year-old lying in the front foyer. The boy, whose name has not been released, had been shot in the head while breaking into the home, according to police. He was shot by the 11-year-old boy who lived inside, and who -- along with his 4-year-old sister -- had

Former Comic Leads Guatemalan
Presidential Race
Latin American Herald Tribune [Miami FL], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 9/4/2015 12:33:29 AM     Post Reply
GUATEMALA CITY – Former comedian Jimmi Morales is the front-runner in the run-up to the Guatemalan presidential election on Sept. 6, according to a survey released Thursday by Prensa Libre newspaper. Twenty-five percent of the 1,202 people interviewed by polling firm Pro Datos during the period Aug. 23-29 said they supported Morales, compared with 22.9 percent for Manuel Baldizon. In an earlier survey released on Aug. 2, Morales was in second place with 16.2 percent of the prospective vote, behind Baldizon, who had 24.9 percent. In third place in the latest survey is former first lady Sandra Torres, with the support of 18.4

Maduro, Putin Agree to
Take Steps to Raise Oil Prices
Latin American Herald Tribune [Miami FL], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 9/4/2015 12:30:02 AM     Post Reply
MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro agreed on Thursday in Beijing to coordinate joint actions to encourage the rise of world oil prices, according to the Kremlin. “In general, of course, during the meeting both sides noted that the volatile oil prices do not meet the interests of the two countries and that, of course, the states should coordinate efforts in order to encourage prices to rise,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov told reporters after the two leaders’ meeting.

Saudi Arabia´s Newfound Middle East
Activism Pushes Obama to the Wall
Haaretz [Israel], by Zvi Bar´el    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 9/4/2015 12:28:41 AM     Post Reply
Nearly eight months have passed since Salman Bin Abdulaziz was crowned king of Saudi Arabia. On Thursday, he left the luxurious Le Mirage hotel in Tangier (where he has three homes) and began traveling to Washington for his first visit to the American capital. (Snip) Washington, too, like Tangiers, always enjoys a kingly visit. They are generally easier negotiating partners than the democratic leaders who have to satisfy their parliament, protesters or other organizations. But this time, it seems that U.S. President Barack Obama will more resemble a small-town official who has to explain to the visiting noble the state

Drowned Syrian Toddlers´ Family
Had Not Applied for Canada Entry
Reuters, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 9/4/2015 12:20:26 AM     Post Reply
VANCOUVER — The family of two Syrian toddlers who drowned as they tried to reach Greece had not yet applied to enter Canada, the extended family said on Thursday, despite earlier reports that their refugee application had been rejected. A photograph of Aylan Kurdi´s tiny body in a bright red T-shirt and dark shorts, face-down in the surf, appeared in newspapers around the world, prompting sympathy and outrage at the perceived inaction of developed nations in helping refugees. Aylan´s 5-year-old brother, Galip, and mother, Rehan, 35, were among 12 people, including other children, who died after two boats capsized while

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