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Tuesday, July 29, 2014



Dogton Abbey

House Cats of
Hudson County

Obama Thanks Muslims for ‘Building the
Very Fabric of Our Nation’

Paintings of all those Muslims gathered to
sign the Constitution still impress.
Border surge puts Obama legacy
on immigration at stake

Legacy trap lies coiled waiting for
Obama to make a move
The Immigration Trio
"The Obama administration has been lawless in many ways,
but this is stark illegality even by its standards."
President Obama’s competence problem
is worse than it looks

It's called getting it done. Two thirds of independents
say Obama just can't handle the job.
Report: At Least 160 Children Died Digging Hamas´ Tunnels
This should make the front page of
the NYTimes any day now, no?
How Litigating Lost E-mails Works
"Judges deeply resent being lied to with a straight face.
That sort of behavior shows clear contempt for their authority."
Meet the SEC´s 6,500 Whistleblowers
Oh, the things they must know and
the places they can go. Speak up!
Must Read Archive [Last 60 Days]

Latest Articles

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Michelle Obama to L.A mayor:
´You weren´t supposed to´ know
about Malia´s internship
New York Daily News, by Leslie Larson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/29/2014 11:13:45 AM     Post Reply
Malia Obama’s “Operation: Internship” was a success, according to the First Lady. Even the mayor of Los Angeles was kept in the dark about plans for the President’s 16-year-old daughter to work in his town as a production assistant on the set of CBS’ “Extant” this summer. And that was just fine with Malia’s mom. "Good, you weren´t supposed to (know),” Michelle Obama told Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on July 16, when the First Lady visited California, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The magazine says the crew on the Los Angeles set was “sworn to secrecy” about their famous intern.

When the hangman botches the job
Washington Times, by Wesley Pruden    Original Article
Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- 7/29/2014 11:11:30 AM     Post Reply
The taking of a life to punish taking a life is an idea whose time is not yet gone, but its years may be numbered. A low-key campaign against capital punishment is flourishing, led this time by lonely conservatives. Many of them are concerned about the inefficiency of state killing, if not the morality of it. Capital punishment has been consistently upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, despite the constitutional prohibition of “cruel and unusual punishment.” It’s difficult to see how the killing could be any more cruel or unusual than in a succession of botched executions this year among the

Until We Stop the Flood, We Will
Never Overcome This Border Crisis
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Rep. Louie Gohmert    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/29/2014 11:11:29 AM     Post Reply
This month I have been down to the Texas-Mexico border three different weekends. My nights patrolling the border, talking in depth with Border Patrol, DPS, Texas Rangers, ICE agents, and people in the area have helped bring a few things into focus for me. Namely – we must secure the border and enforce the law of the land. Unlike the editorial board at the Longview News-Journal, the majority of Americans understand compassion is not encouraging a president to continue luring children to this country through horrific dangers, transported by drug cartel employees from countries where crime has not spiked. It actually



Former Roanoke congressman
Caldwell Butler dies
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/29/2014 11:07:41 AM     Post Reply
ROANOKE, Va. -Caldwell Butler, a five-term Republican congressman from Virginia who voted for President Richard Nixon´s impeachment, has died. Former Virginia attorney general Richard Cullen and officials with Oakey´s Funeral Service in Roanoke say Butler died Tuesday. The Roanoke resident was 89. An attorney, Butler represented Virginia´s 6th congressional district in the U.S. House from 1972 to 1982. Watergate unfolded during his first term. He helped the House Judiciary Committee draft the Nixon impeachment articles and later voted for them, admitting it took a toll on his political career. Nixon resigned in August 1974 before the full House debated his

Obama to meet with
Kansas City letter writers
McClatchy DC, by Lesley Clark    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/29/2014 10:49:50 AM     Post Reply
President Obama will continue his meetings with people who have written him letters as he travels to Kansas City, Missouri on Tuesday -- and this time the attendees got their invites via a Kansas City native: new Press Secretary Josh Earnest. Earnest placed the calls on Monday to four letter writers to invite them to dinner with Obama on Tuesday when he arrives in town. "Hello is this Becky? This is Josh Earnest calling from the White House," Earnest says on a video of the calls made from his office -- a Kansas City Royals banner adorning one wall. The four include Victor,

Ebola victim who sparked fears of a worldwide
outbreak was American: Father who died of
incurable virus in Nigeria after taking*
Daily Mail [UK] & Associated Press, by James Nye    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/29/2014 10:30:18 AM     Post Reply
The Ebola victim who sparked fears that a historic outbreak of the disease could spread globally was an American citizen, it was revealed last night. Patrick Sawyer died this week after becoming noticeably ill on a flight from Liberia in West Africa, where the worst ever outbreak of Ebola is gathering pace, to the city of Lagos in Nigeria. His case sparked alarm across the globe because he was able to board an international flight while carrying the incurable disease – potentially infecting other passengers who could fly across the world in a nightmare scenario for health experts. Patrick Sawyer, 40, was

Physician groups slam
"Docs vs. Glocks´´ ruling
Tampa Bay Times [St. Petersburg, FL], by Charlotte Sutton    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/29/2014 10:24:57 AM     Post Reply
Friday´s decision by a three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold Florida´s law against physicians asking patients about guns prompted sharply worded statements Monday from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Medical Association. An earlier injunction blocking enforcement of the "physician gag law,´´ also known as "docs vs. Glocks´´ remains in effect while the full court considers an appeal by the plaintiffs to rehear the case. The pediatrician´s group said Monday it is urging its members to keep asking parents whether they have guns at home, and if so whether they are stored safely. "We



Rush Limbaugh: ‘There
is no journalism anymore’
Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/29/2014 10:01:50 AM     Post Reply
Conservative talk show giant Rush Limbaugh unleashed some harsh criticism against the mainstream media — sparked by a CNN headline — during his recent radio show, outright jabbing that the world of news is pretty much dead. The context of his statement came from a CNN headline that flashed on his television screen that read: “GOP Wants to Impeach Obama,” The Blaze reported. “I was watching CNN this morning — well, I don’t watch CNN; it’s on, and I happened to glance up a moment, and I saw a headline, ‘GOP Wants to Impeach Obama.’ I looked at that, and

De Blasio voted for
luxury building ‘poor door’
New York Post, by Yoav Gonen    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 7/29/2014 9:59:53 AM     Post Reply
Mayor Bill de Blasio and other officials denouncing “poor door” entrances for subsidized tenants in luxury buildings actually voted in favor of a measure that made such separation possible, a Post review found. When the lengthy text of a zoning resolution was amended by the City Council in July 2009, then-Councilman de Blasio — who arrived late to the meeting — was among the majority who voted “Aye.” One provision said developers of market-rate condos could include affordable units on site, instead of off site, while allowing for the separation of a number of services that included the entrances.

White House: No choice but
to act now on climate change
Washington Times, by Ben Wolfgang    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/29/2014 9:54:57 AM     Post Reply
The Obama administration released a comprehensive new report Tuesday in an attempt to justify its controversial actions on climate change, and also will roll out new executive moves to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. The study shows the potential damages to the planet by delaying steps — such as harsh new limits on carbon emissions from power plants — to tackle global warming. “First of all, we know way more than enough to justify acting today. Second, delaying action will increase the costs,” said Jason Furman, chairman of the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers, which produced the report. “And third … the large-scale

Hamas, Islamic Jihad
Agree to 24-Hour Ceasefire
Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Gil Ronen*    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/29/2014 9:49:53 AM     Post Reply
Yasser Abed Rabbo, a member of the PLO Executive Committee, announced Tuesday a 72-hour unilateral ceasefire by the Palestinians. The ceasefire will supposedly to go into force immediately and has received the approval of Hamas. "After extensive calls and consultations with the brothers in Hamas and Islamic Jihad, the Palestinian leadership announces on behalf of everyone the willingness for a ceasefire and humanitarian truce for 24 hours," said Yasser Abed Rabbo, Secretary General of the Palestine Liberation Organisation. [Snip] He added that "there is also a suggestion from the United Nations to extend this truce for 72 hours and we are dealing positively



Career Politicians on the Rise:
How to Stem the Tide
Bretbart´s Big Government, by Mark Meckler    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 7/29/2014 9:44:39 AM     Post Reply
The trend creating “career politicians” has been growing for decades, and it has surely contributed to the entrenchment of power in D.C. and its separation from the will of the American people. Chris Cillizza of The Washington Post states, "There are many more people populating our state legislatures and U.S. Congress who have never done anything outside of being a professional politician than there were even a few decades ago. David Mendoza has created a revealing chart to show just how large a shift has occurred. He compiled data on politicians’ job background, including representatives and senators from the 89th Congress in

Amid Border Crisis, DHS Secretary
To Participate in ´Let´s Read!
Let´s Move!´ Event
Weekly Standard, by Michael Warren    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/29/2014 9:41:50 AM     Post Reply
Thousands of illegal immigrants are streaming across America´s southern border, but on Wednesday the chief of the Department of Homeland Security will be attending an educational event with schoolchildren in Washington, D.C. In an email to reporters with the subject line reading, "SECRETARY JOHNSON TO PARTICIPATE IN A LET’S READ! LET’S MOVE! EVENT," the department announced that Jeh Johnson will be attending an event Wednesday morning at the library of Congress, along with other government officials, a chef, and a retired NFL player. Here´s an excerpt from the email: On July 30, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson will participate

Ebola only a plane
ride away from USA
USA Today, by Liz Szabo & Karen Weintraub    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/29/2014 9:33:39 AM     Post Reply
The growing Ebola outbreak in West Africa serves as a grim reminder that deadly viruses are only a plane ride away from the USA, health experts say. The outbreak is the largest and deadliest on record, with more than 670 deaths and more than 1,200 infections in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Fatality rates for Ebola have been as high as 90% in past outbreaks, according to the World Health Organization. The virus — which has an incubation period of a few days to three weeks — could easily travel to the USA

Moms winning the Common Core war
Politico, by Stephanie Simon    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 7/29/2014 9:29:28 AM     Post Reply
The millions have proved no match for the moms. Supporters of the Common Core academic standards have spent big this past year to persuade wavering state legislators to stick with the new guidelines for math and language arts instruction. Given the firestorm of opposition that took them by surprise, they consider it a victory that just five states, so far, have taken steps to back out.they’re losing the broader public debate — and need to devise better PR. Consider: Conservative commentators Glenn Beck and Michelle Malkin held a crackling town hall meeting last week describing the Common Core as a



Key GOP Rep: the Fix Is in, Boehner
Quiet on Obama Amnesty Threat
for Campaign Ca$h
Bretbart´s Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 7/29/2014 9:24:59 AM     Post Reply
With President Obama vowing to ignore Congress and move on his own on immigration, potentially providing unilateral amnesty to as many as six million illegal aliens, criticism is mounting from the right over Speaker John Boehner´s failure to engage more directly on Obama´s threat. Now Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL), an ardent anti-amnesty voice in the House of Representatives, is accusing the speaker of his own party of throwing the game in exchange for campaign funds from the pro-amnesty business lobby. Brooks told Breitbart News in an interview: As far as the House goes, I’m unaware of anything the House leadership is doing

Jury in Jesse Ventura
case to return Tuesday
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 7/29/2014 9:21:27 AM     Post Reply
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Jurors in former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura´s defamation lawsuit against American Sniper author Chris Kyle went home for the day Monday after hours of deliberations during which they told the judge at one point they didn´t think they could reach a unanimous verdict. U.S. District Judge Richard Kyle told them to keep trying, and they continued their fifth day of discussions for roughly four more hours before breaking. Late in the afternoon, attorneys for both sides conferred privately with the judge. They would not say afterward what they discussed but said that the jury would be back

Israel intensifies Gaza attacks
after Netanyahu warning
BBC News [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/29/2014 9:19:02 AM     Post Reply
More than 100 Palestinians are said to have been killed after Israel intensified its bombardment of Gaza and warned of a long conflict ahead. Gaza´s only power plant caught fire as Israel carried out 60 air strikes, targeting sites associated with Hamas, the Islamist group which controls Gaza. UN staff members are said to be among those killed. An Israeli military spokesman said the strikes signalled a "gradual increase in the pressure" on Hamas. In a televised address on Monday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stressed the need to destroy tunnels dug under the Gaza-Israel border, to prevent militants infiltrating Israel.

Australian government warn against West
Africa travel as fears grow that deadly
Ebola virus ´could spread globally´
Daily Mail [UK], by Sarah Dean    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/29/2014 9:12:57 AM     Post Reply
Australian´s have been warned against travelling to areas affected by Ebola in West Africa after an infected plane passenger introduced the deadly virus to Nigeria. There are fears an outbreak could spread worldwide and scientists in Geelong, Victoria, are currently working with live samples of the disease to find a cure. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade urged travellers on Tuesday that the disease is of ´significant concern´. ´Australians in West Africa are advised to maintain strict standards of hygiene and avoid direct contact with patients with Ebola or unknown illnesses,´ a statement said.

Can Democrats Flip Texas,
Arizona and Georgia?
Real Clear Politics, by Sean Trende    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 7/29/2014 9:08:41 AM     Post Reply
Democratic political strategist David Plouffe made waves a few weeks back when he suggested that Texas, Arizona and Georgia would soon become blue-ish states. His analysis is here and also reflected below: “All three have large minority populations that, in the case of Georgia and Texas, have been getting larger at a rapid clip and that vote primarily Democratic. . . . Each of these states has postindustrial areas where the Democrats are doing well. . . . The Democrats have a chance in all three of these states if the minority vote continues to grow, if white voters eventually experience


The Flip-Flopping Architect of the ACA
Politico, by Michael Cannon    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 7/29/2014 9:03:34 AM     Post Reply
Last week, the D.C. Circuit ruled that the Obama administration has been implementing Obamacare illegally. Days later, a video featuring the law’s chief architect confirmed the court’s ruling and raised questions about whether administration officials knew they were breaking the law all along. Jonathan Gruber is the MIT economist who helped congressional Democrats write the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2009. He has been sharply critical of Halbig v. Burwell, a lawsuit alleging the Obama administration is illegally subsidizing health insurance for 5 million Americans in the 36 states with exchanges established by the federal government.

Hamasbara and Media Terrorism
FrontPage, by Daniel Greenfield    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 7/29/2014 9:01:23 AM     Post Reply
The media war between Israel and Hamas is a disproportionately unequal one. It’s unequal because Israel must maintain its credibility, while Hamas and its media allies never worry about their credibility. In an instant messaging news cycle, Israel responds to accusations of atrocities with an investigation while Hamas and its Hamasbara allies in the media package together bloody photos from local stringers along with a narrative and turn it into an instant story. By the time the Israeli investigation nails down the real story, as with the UNRWA school in Beit Hanoun, the Hamasbara is already moving on to the

What would Hamas do
without Hillary Clinton to
rationalize its behavior?
American Thinker, by Carol Brown    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 7/29/2014 8:47:38 AM     Post Reply
Jorge Ramos of Fusion TV recently interviewed Hillary Clinton. In discussing the war between Hamas and Israel, Clinton managed to say at least half a dozen outrageous things in a span of just 2 minutes. When asked the now familiar and misguided question about whether Israel has responded to Hamas in a disproportionate way, Clinton seized the opportunity to tout how when she negotiated a cease fire “it held until just this month. And then Hamas, which has its back against the wall, decided to fire rockets into Israel.” First, a quick aside. Can we stop with “proportionality” already? Israel (and the West) is in a fight for its life. The enemy is Islam.

Many issues from Senate
primary left unresolved
Clarion Ledger [Jackson, MS], by Sam R. Hall    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/29/2014 8:36:36 AM     Post Reply
When rumors started that Hollywood was thinking about remaking The NeverEnding Story, most people of my generation were incredulous that they would attempt to redo such a childhood favorite. Of course, now we fear a new version won´t be about a magical fairytale where a young boy goes on an adventure filled with unbelievable events but instead about the Republican primary for U.S. Senate — itself an adventure filled with unbelievable events. But as we wait for our own version of The NeverEnding Story to progress to the next chapter — i.e. will Chris McDaniel ever file a challenge to the election

Israel-Gaza conflict:
One of the heaviest nights of
bombardment since start of offensive
Telegraph [UK], by David Blair    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/29/2014 8:35:47 AM     Post Reply
Gaza endured over five hours of thunderous bombardment by strike aircraft and artillery on Tuesday morning as Israel retaliated for the deaths of five soldiers. From midnight until 5.30am, the western edge of Gaza City echoed to explosions. At first, the barrage was inflicted by heavy artillery, possibly including the guns of warships anchored off the coast. Later, attack helicopters and jet fighters were also overhead. [Snip] At present, Israeli troops and tanks control a buffer zone extending for two miles into Gaza along the territory’s northern and eastern borders. This area already accounts for 44 percent of Gaza’s total

Ben Carson Says He Is One Step
Closer to Running for President
Breitbart, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: M2- 7/29/2014 8:30:58 AM     Post Reply
Monday on Newsmax TV´s "The Steve Malzberg Show," Dr. Ben Carson, former chief of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Children´s Center, said he was one step closer to running for president. Host Steve Malzberg asked Carson if he was any closer to making a decision to run for president. Carson replied by saying he was currently "in the listening process." Carson also said it also depends on the will of the American people to go in the right direction and that he explained could hinge on the Republican Party gaining control of the U.S. Senate in this November´s midterm elections,

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