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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

 





  

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

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

Legacy trap lies coiled waiting for
Obama to make a move
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The Immigration Trio
"The Obama administration has been lawless in many ways,
but this is stark illegality even by its standards."
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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.
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Report: At Least 160 Children Died Digging Hamas´ Tunnels
This should make the front page of
the NYTimes any day now, no?
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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."
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Meet the SEC´s 6,500 Whistleblowers
Oh, the things they must know and
the places they can go. Speak up!
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Ventura wins $1.8 million in defamation suit
Star Tribune (Minneapolis), by Randy Furst    Original Article
Posted By: ramona- 7/29/2014 2:54:12 PM     Post Reply
Former Gov. Jesse Ventura won his defamation case against the author of “American Sniper.” The jury awarded a total of $1.845 million: $500,000 in defamation damages and $1.345 million for “unjust enrichment” — or to be specific, $1,345,477.25. Jurors could not reach a unanimous verdict, as instructed. Instead, with the consent of both sides, they voted 8 to 2 in Ventura’s favor. (snip) District Judge Richard Kyle said federal rules require a unanimous verdict but allow for a split verdict if both sides agree. Attorneys agreed to 8 of 10 jurors taking one side.

Report: Hamas Executed 20
Palestinian Anti-War Protestors in Gaza
Breitbart Big Peace, by Joel B. Pollack    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 7/29/2014 2:51:54 PM     Post Reply
Israel´s Channel 10 has reported that dozens of Palestinians emerged from the devastated Gaza neighborhood of Shajaiya to protest against the war, and that Hamas rounded twenty of them up and shot them in the street. The report, delivered during a panel discussion, was based in turn on reports by Palestinian sources, translated by Channel 10´s analyst. The demonstrators reportedly blamed Hamas for the destruction of the neighborhood, and Hamas´s response was to kill them all immediately. Asked how the demonstration could have come about in the first place, the analyst speculated that there could be other pockets of resistance

NBC News, Politico Bury Nunn
Campaign´s Asian Slur
Breitbart Big Journalism, by John Nolte    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/29/2014 2:45:18 PM     Post Reply
You would think that a major U.S. Senate campaign caught referring to an ethnic group as financially "very tight" would thrill a media that loves nothing more than political scandal mixed with race. Well, not when it´s a Democrat campaign. When that´s the case, the media circle the wagons to pretend it didn´t happen, or in this case, reassure everyone there´s nothing to see here, because this is just how campaigns are run. Case in point, Chuck Todd and Mark Murray of NBC News. NBC News did cover the controversy created by National Review uncovering an internal strategy memo for

  


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Communism Revisited - Program of the
Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Canada Free Press, by Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh    Original Article
Posted By: snowcloud- 7/29/2014 2:40:32 PM     Post Reply
“Communism is Soviet power plus the electrification of the whole country.” - Lenin’s formula as presented by the Communist Party Program of the Soviet Union, p. 62 The draft of the Program of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union was presented to the Communist Party’s Twenty-Second Congress in October 1961. Crosscurrents Press in New York published it in English “as an aid to everyone wanting to understand the plans and intentions of those who lead and govern the Soviet Union.” It was a time when the Cold War highlighted the existential fight between communism and capitalism, separated by an

Putin and Obama, the Bobbsey Twins
American Thinker, by James Lewis    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/29/2014 2:37:39 PM     Post Reply
For half a millennium the Russian Tsars proudly proclaimed themselves to be guardians of Christian civilization against barbarian invasions from the Asian steppes and the Muslim Middle East. Although the Tsars generally excluded Catholics from their benevolent protection, their claim to protect European Christianity was not totally wrong. Just as the Pope of Rome traces his legitimacy to the Apostle Peter, so the Russian Orthodox Church, the established church of Tsarist Russia, traces its lineage to the Byzantine Empire, beginning three centuries after Jesus of Nazareth. For all its faults, Tsarist Russia buffered the West against worse threats. This history

Breaking: Federal judge grants
90-day stay in D.C. gun case
Washington Times, by Andrea Noble    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/29/2014 2:25:06 PM     Post Reply
A federal judge on Tuesday granted a 90-day stay in a ruling that upended the District’s ban on carrying handguns in public. The order issued by U.S. District Court Judge Frederick Scullin brings a temporary reprieve to D.C. officials, who were sent scurrying over the weekend to interpret the effects of the ruling that gutted the city’s restrictive gun laws. An order issued Saturday by the judge struck down the city’s ban on the carrying of guns in public as unconstitutional. While still struggling to comprehend the scope of the order, D.C. police ordered officers to stop arresting people for carrying legally

Senate Democrat Floats Blowing Up
August Recess over Border Crisis
National Review Online, by Joel Gehrke    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/29/2014 2:19:53 PM     Post Reply
Retiring Senator Tom Harkin (D., Iowa) suggested that Senate Democrats might force House Republicans to return to the Capitol during the August recess in order to pass a border crisis bill. Harkin allowed that “we don’t have to have a supplemental exactly right now,” explaining that President Obama’s administration only needs some of the funding he requested before the end of the fiscal year. “Are [House Republicans] going to vote and then go home?” Harkin told National Review Online Monday evening when asked what happens if the House votes on its border crisis package on Thursday. “That puts us in a bit

  


  

Obama admits boyhood
crush on Linda Ronstadt
CNN, by Matthew Hoye    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/29/2014 1:56:30 PM     Post Reply
Washington – During an awards ceremony at the White House, President Barack Obama whispered in the ear of superstar musician Linda Ronstadt that he once had a crush on her. The President admitted to the crowd afterwards that, "I told Linda Ronstadt I had a crush on her back in the day " Ronstadt joined Obama on stage, along with 11 other recipients of the 2013 National Medal of Arts. No word from the singer of such hits as "You´re no good," "Desperado," "It´s so easy," and "Blue Bayou," on what she said back to the President. Obama also thanked

Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz Denounce
Israeli ‘Genocide’ In Open Letter
Fox News & Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/29/2014 1:52:44 PM     Post Reply
Javier Bardem did not hold back on his feelings of disgust regarding the escalating violence in the Israeli-Palestine conflict. In an open letter sent out to the Spanish media over the weekend, he called Israel’s actions against Gaza a “genocide” and said he was outraged and ashamed by the "brutality" of the attacks. “In the horror happening right now in Gaza there is NO place for distance or neutrality,” Bardem wrote in the letter. “It’s a way of occupation and extermination waged against a people with no means, confined in a minimum territory, with no water, and where hospitals, ambulances and children

France offers asylum to Mosul´s Christians
Reuters, by John Mark    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 7/29/2014 1:38:30 PM     Post Reply
France said on Monday it was ready to welcome Christians from northern Iraq who have been told by the al Qaeda offshoot group now ruling the region to either convert to Islam, pay a religious levy or face death. Islamic State insurgents seized large swathes of northern Iraq last month, prompting hundreds of Christian families in Mosul to flee a city which has hosted the faith since its earliest years. "We are providing aid to displaced people fleeing from the threats of Islamic Sate and who have sought refuge in Kurdistan. We are ready, if they wish, to facilitate their

Despite Circulation Gains, Profit
Falls 21% at New York Times Co.
New York Times, by Ravi Somaiya    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/29/2014 1:37:58 PM     Post Reply
Increased investments in digital products and a decline in print advertising weighed on The New York Times Company’s second-quarter earnings, as profit slipped 21 percent. The company on Tuesday reported $55.7 million in adjusted operating profit for the quarter, which excludes some one-time costs. That amounts to 7 cents a share, falling short of the average analyst estimate of 8.5 cents, as compiled by Thomson Reuters. The Times reported $70.7 million in adjusted profit in the second quarter of 2013. The number of digital subscribers, a growth area for the company, increased by 32,000 in the quarter. New products that

  


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Washington is desperate for
Republicans to impeach Obama
Hot Air, by Noah Rothman    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/29/2014 1:35:19 PM     Post Reply
Quite unlike six years ago, President Barack Obama has become a liability for his fellow Democrats running for federal office. Surveys have consistently shown that the GOP is well positioned to take back at least three of the six seats they need to regain control over the Senate and reduce Obama’s final two years in office to a series of vetoes. In another five seats, Republican candidates remain competitive. The president is no longer energizing his unique coalition of voters. This year, they are staying home. Democrats are desperate to reawaken those young, single, women, and minority voters and get them back

Inside the Kerry-Israel Meltdown
Daily Beast, by Josh Rogin & Eli Lake    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/29/2014 1:33:08 PM     Post Reply
The Secretary of State has been furiously working on a Mideast ceasefire, but his ad hoc efforts were dealt another blow Monday when Israel rejected his latest peacemaking plan. On Monday, Secretary of State Kerry took to the podium at the State Department to say that he was working with Israel and Hamas to negotiate an extension of their temporary ceasefire. “Today, we are continuing to work toward establishing an unconditional humanitarian ceasefire, one that…will stop the fighting, allow desperately needed food and medicine and other supplies into Gaza, and enable Israel to address…the threat posed by tunnel attacks—and to be able

Legalization by Edict
National Review Online, by Yuval Levin    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/29/2014 1:31:44 PM     Post Reply
Many people in Washington seem to be talking about the prospect of the president unilaterally legalizing the status of several million people who entered the country illegally as though it were just another political question. But if reports about the nature of the executive action he is contemplating are right, it would be by far the most blatant and explosive provocation in the administration’s assault on the separation of powers, and could well be the most extreme act of executive overreach ever attempted by an American president in peacetime. I am more open to some form of amnesty than most people

Temple University scraps SAT
requirement for new students
Reuters, by Jonathan Allen    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 7/29/2014 1:23:35 PM     Post Reply
Philadelphia´s Temple University said on Tuesday it will no longer require prospective students to submit a standardized test score when they apply, joining a small but growing group of schools that believe there are other ways to gauge talent. Temple said it is the first public research university in the United States´ Northeast to broaden its admissions policy in this way. Most U.S. schools still rely on students´ SAT or ACT test scores when choosing whom to admit. A prospective student´s high-school grade point average, class rank or even his or her "grit, self-determination and self-confidence" may all be better

  


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President Obama´s golf ball
found at Congressional
Golf Channel, by Bailey Mosier    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 7/29/2014 1:21:15 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama played at Congressional Country Club on Saturday in Bethesda, Md., with the hosts of ESPN´s "Pardon the Interruption," Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser. It appears the Commander in Chief doesn´t fully have command of his golf ball. Pace Doherty posted this photo to Instagram on Sunday with the caption "Obama played at Congressional yesterday, and I just found this in the woods off one. Looks like he´s off line again. 44th." (Snip for photo)Looks like the President of the United States may want to take the Champion Golfer of the Year up on that offer to sort out his

Doctor who contracted
Ebola is in grave condition
New York Post, by Chris Perez    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 7/29/2014 1:09:46 PM     Post Reply
A doctor from Texas is in grave condition and terrified for his life after he contracted the incurable Ebola virus he was treating in West Africa, colleagues said Monday. Dr. Kent Brantley, 33, is one of two Americans in the region who have contracted the deadly disease, which has now killed nearly 700 people in West Africa, according to the World Health Organization. The father of two had been treating Ebola victims in Monrovia, Liberia, when he began to notice symptoms related to the virus, CBS reports. “I’m praying fervently that God will help me survive this disease,” he said

Executive actions on climate change
include partnerships, gas fixes
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Laura Barron-Lopez    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/29/2014 1:05:22 PM     Post Reply
Keeping with his year of action, President Obama on Tuesday will announce more initiatives his administration will implement to tackle climate change. As the Environmental Protection Agency launches the second-phase of its extensive outreach on Obama´s signature climate rule Tuesday, the White House will unveil new partnerships with companies like Microsoft and IBM, which have committed to help build tools for agricultural communities to respond to climate changes, according to White House adviser John Podesta. The administration will also announce a series of executive actions, partnerships, and stakeholder commitments to modernize the nation´s natural gas transmissions, and distributions systems that will

New York Times Reporter Lifted
Text From Wikipedia, Too
Gawker, by J.K. Trotter    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 7/29/2014 1:01:24 PM     Post Reply
Last week, BuzzFeed fired Viral Politics editor Benny Johnson for lifting phrases and sentences from other sources, chiefly Wikipedia—a phenomenon some attributed to Johnson’s lack of training and the Internet’s lack of rules. But at least one well-trained journalist at the rule-bound New York Times couldn’t resist copying from the online encyclopedia, either. Last night, Mediabistro’s Richard Morgan highlighted several similarities in wording and structure between a July 24 article by veteran Times reporter Carol Vogel and Wikipedia’s entry for Piero di Cosimo, the Italian Renaissance painter. “Vogel’s lede is far too close to Wikipedia for unattributed comfort,” Morgan writes. Here’s Wikipedia:

Texas Congressman Thinks Rick Perry
Could Create A ´Police State´ At Border
Business Insider, by Colin Campbell    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/29/2014 12:47:25 PM     Post Reply
The ongoing war-of-words between Congressman Joaquín Castro (D-Texas) and Republican Gov. Rick Perry escalated on Monday when Castro fired off a letter warning Perry against creating a "police state" along the border. In July, Perry announced he was sending 1,000 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexican border to help combat the flow of trafficking amid a surge of unaccompanied minors from Central America. Perry said the troops are needed because of federal inaction, but Castro expressed significant concerns about their presence. "Rio Grande Valley leaders agree that the $12 million per month of taxpayer money you plan

  



Jerry Brown urges ‘religious call ... to
welcome the stranger’ in border crisis
Sacramento Bee [CA], by David Siders    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/29/2014 12:41:26 PM     Post Reply
MEXICO CITY – Gov. Jerry Brown suggested Monday that Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s ordering of National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to address the surge in border crossings is misguided, urging politicians instead to heed the “religious call … to welcome the stranger” in addressing the crisis. “This is a human problem, and it has been the religious call of all religions to welcome the stranger, and it’s in that spirit that I believe the clergy can call the United States, Mexico and all the players to perhaps a higher response than might otherwise happen,” Brown said on the first

Kerry v. Israel:
Why It Gets Personal
Commentary, by Jonathan S. Tobin    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 7/29/2014 12:32:20 PM     Post Reply
The Obama administration is fuming about the anger in Israel about Secretary of State John Kerry’s bumbling efforts to negotiate a cease-fire in Gaza. But while senior U.S. officials are claiming the attacks on Kerry from Israelis across the political spectrum puts the relationship between the two countries in jeopardy, the change in tune today from Kerry in his statements about the goals of negotiations illustrated just how deep is the hole that he has dug for himself and the United States in the current crisis.

What Is the White House Doing
to Guard U.S. from Ebola Virus?
PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/29/2014 12:32:07 PM     Post Reply
A leading member of the House Appropriations Committee said the Obama administration needs to get cracking on an Ebola strategy in the event the deadly virus hops a plane to the U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) on the House floor yesterday referenced the growing outbreak in West Africa, which has made two American healthcare workers in Liberia ill. “This horrible disease knows no borders and has already claimed the lives of 660 people in four countries since it was first detected in March,” Wolf said. “The White House needs to pull together the CDC, NIH, State Department and USAID with the World Health

Supreme Court poised to
revisit gay marriage issue
Washington Examiner, by Sean Lengell    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/29/2014 12:20:30 PM     Post Reply
A slew of recent court victories for gay marriage proponents across the country, including two from federal appeals courts, have amped up speculation the Supreme Court soon will revisit the issue. Since the Supreme Court last year struck down a key part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, all of the more than 20 federal and state courts that have addressed the issue have ruled against state bans. Those rulings remain in various stages of appeal. More than 70 cases have been filed in all 31 states that prohibit same-sex marriage. Nineteen states and the District of Columbia allow

Big Labor hits Republicans for treating
immigrant children like ´criminals´
Washington Examiner, by Sean Higgins    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/29/2014 12:15:09 PM     Post Reply
Four Republican lawmakers will be hit with Spanish-language ads during the Congress´s August recess attacking them over their immigration stances, the Service Employees International Union said Tuesday. The targets are Reps. Cory Gardner and Mike Coffman of Colorado, David Valadao of California, and Joe Heck of Nevada. The ads will hit them for blocking immigration reform, opposing the DREAM Act and "attack[ing] our children at the border as if they were criminals." "While these Republicans are back home, they will not only have to hear about their failures on the radio, but we will be in every town hall, making sure

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