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Obama’s new pledge to visit
Kenya before leaving White House
Saturday Nation (Kenya), by Lucas Barasa & Aggrey Mutambo    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/29/2013 4:28:58 PM     Post Reply
US President Barack Obama has promised to visit Kenya before the end of his presidency— in the next three and a half years. “If in three years and seven months I am not in Kenya, then you can fault me for not keeping my promise,” President Obama told a gathering of young African leaders at the University of Johannesburg, Soweto, in address that was televised across Africa. The US leader has been facing a barrage of attacks from Kenyans especially in social media, on why he has skipped the country during his two visits to Africa as leader

Anthony Weiner taps Hillary Clinton alumni
New York Post, by Maggie Haberman    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 6/29/2013 4:21:36 PM     Post Reply
Anthony Weiner’s campaign is reaching far and wide in fundraising appeals - including using an email list for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign alumni to fundraise.Weiner’s campaign manager Danny Kedem sent out a fundraising appeal this weekend to the listserv, touting the Democratic New York City mayoral hopefuls single-payer health care plan and his first-place position in last week’s Marist College poll.Anthony Weiner’s campaign is reaching far and wide in fundraising appeals - including using an email list for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign alumni to fundraise.

Ex-Pentagon general target of
leak investigation, sources say
NBC News, by Michael Isikoff    Original Article
Posted By: SoCalGal- 6/29/2013 4:13:32 PM     Post Reply
Legal sources tell NBC News that the former second ranking officer in the U.S. military is now the target of a Justice Department investigation into a politically sensitive leak of classified information about a covert U.S. cyber attack on Iran’s nuclear program. According to legal sources, Retired Marine Gen. James “Hoss” Cartwright, the former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has received a target letter informing him that he’s under investigation for allegedly leaking information about a massive attack using a computer virus named Stuxnet on Iran’s nuclear facilities.

  


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Park Police lost track
of thousands of weapons,
inspector general’s report says
Washington Post, by Peter Hermann    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 6/29/2013 2:14:34 PM     Post Reply
The U.S. Park Police has lost track of thousands of handguns, rifles and machine guns in what a government watchdog agency concluded is the latest example of mismanagement on a police force trusted to protect millions of visitors to the city’s iconic monuments. There is no indication that police guns got into the hands of criminals, but the Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of the Interior warned that the Park Police might not know if they had. (Snip) Investigators found 1,400 guns that were supposed to have been destroyed or melted down. An additional 198 handguns donated

Jennifer Lopez to perform at
Turkmenistan leader’s birthday
InSerbia News Source, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 6/29/2013 2:04:43 PM     Post Reply
Pop diva Jennifer Lopez is set to perform Saturday at a lavish birthday celebration for Turkmenistan leader Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov at a $2 billion dollar Caspian Sea resort. J.Lo is believed to be the first major Western star to visit the isolated former Soviet republic, known primarily for its vast gas reserves and a dismal human rights record. She will perform along with stars from Ukraine, Russia, and Turkey for Berdymukhamedov’s 56th birthday bash at the glitzy resort in Avaza.

While N.S.A. Leaker Stays in Hiding,
Russian TV Builds a Pedestal for Him
New York Times, by Ellen Barry    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 6/29/2013 1:55:40 PM     Post Reply
MOSCOW — While Edward J. Snowden has remained mysteriously hidden from sight during his visit to Russia this week, Russian television has been making him a hero. A supporter of Edward J. Snowden at a Moscow airport with a poster saying Russia is Mr. Snowden’s second motherland. On programs that were hastily arranged and broadcast on the two largest federal channels, he was compared to the dissident Andrei Sakharov, to Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, and to Max Otto von Stirlitz, a dashing fictional double agent from Soviet television.

Is Carbon Dioxide Guilty and
Global Warming Settled Science?
Canada Free Press, by Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 6/29/2013 1:49:03 PM     Post Reply
If you ask the global warming alarmists, scientists with a liberal agenda who hide and delete research data to fit their talking points, corrupt third world countries that run the United Nations, and the globalist proponents of UN Agenda 21, the answer is yes.(Snip)If you ask real and honest scientists, 100 of whom took a full-page ad in the Washington Post to denounce the global warming hoax, the protesting people around the globe who are starving or paying much higher prices for their daily food staple, corn, that is now being turned into ethanol, and if you carefully read

  


  

Bottled-water purchase leads to
night in jail for U.Va. student
Richmond Times Dispatch, by K. BURNELL EVANS    Original Article
Posted By: rolanddd- 6/29/2013 12:49:15 PM     Post Reply
When a half-dozen men and a woman in street clothes closed in on University of Virginia student Elizabeth Daly, 20, she and two roommates panicked. That led to Daly spending a night and an afternoon in the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail. Her initial offense? Walking to her car with bottled water, cookie dough and ice cream just purchased from the Harris Teeter in the Barracks Road Shopping Center for a sorority benefit fundraiser.

Help-for-hire start-ups
clicking in L.A.
Los Angeles Times, by Andrea Chang    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/29/2013 12:40:41 PM     Post Reply
Dawn McCoy used to have to call a handyman for home repairs, a taxicab for a ride to the airport, a caterer to help out at a dinner party. Now, she turns to mobile apps and websites that quickly connect her with folks who complete the tasks for a fraction of the price charged by professional services. "You feel like it´s your peers helping you out," McCoy, 35, said. "And you don´t have to be a millionaire to have someone help you." In a city filled with personal assistants and others willing to do odds-and-ends jobs,

Palin to Rubio: ´Hope It Was
Worth 30 Pieces of Silver´
Breitbart Big Government, by Ben Shapiro    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 6/29/2013 12:29:31 PM     Post Reply
After reports that President Obama called Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) to congratulate him on the passage of the immigration reform bill in the Senate – Rubio did not answer the call – former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) blasted Rubio:{Full Article}
Headline resplit and source corrected by Staff

GOP warns of ‘train wreck’
ahead of ObamaCare rollout
The Hill [Washington DC], by Alexandra Jaffe    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/29/2013 11:57:55 AM     Post Reply
Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) warned of a coming "train wreck" when enrollment begins in ObamaCare insurance exchanges this fall in the Republican weekly address. Roberts, an outspoken opponent of President Obama’s healthcare reforms, said that important questions remain before the exchanges, part of what he called a "massive federal government takeover," go into effect in October. “Too little is known about the exchanges. The fear is that only the sick will pay to join the exchange without young healthy people to foot the bill, then all costs will further skyrocket," Roberts said.

  


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Obama Brings Affirmative Action
Back With A Vengeance
Investor´s Business Daily, by Paul Sperry    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 6/29/2013 11:51:17 AM     Post Reply
While the Supreme Court rolls back the Voting Rights Act of 1965, condemning it as an unnecessary vestige of the civil-rights era, President Obama is acting as if America were still in the mid-´60s. His race-obsessed administration is bringing racial preferences and affirmative action back with a vengeance. And it´s doing so outside the legislative process, largely behind the scenes, through executive orders, regulations and prosecutions, effectively expanding existing civil-rights law. Consider the following race-based policy moves, which have gone largely unreported by the major media

Ecuador Goes Full Banana
Republic If It Swaps $4.1
Billion In Trade For ... Snowden
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 6/29/2013 11:46:08 AM     Post Reply
Trade: Most nations would kill to have Ecuador´s free-trade privileges with the U.S. Ecuador, however, has decided to scrap them for the fun of tweaking the U.S. over the Edward Snowden issue. It´s gone full banana republic. The radical-socialist South American country announced its decision to scrap its tariff-free trading pact with the U.S. Thursday, in response to a warning from a U.S. senator that its arrangement — granted in 1991 in exchange for its help in the war on drugs — would be jeopardized if the country granted National Security Agency renegade Edward Snowden asylum there.

Lake Travis may drop to
lowest level in LCRA history
KVUE [Austin TX], by Kris Betts & Chris Shadrock    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/29/2013 11:44:54 AM     Post Reply
CENTRAL TEXAS- Every month, Lakes Travis and Buchanan lose enough water to fill 20,000 Olympic-size swimming pools. Without rain to replenish the lakes, storage levels just keep dropping. “We´ve been on a gradual fall this entire spring and summer,” says Ryan Rowney with the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA). Right now, the lakes have combined water storage of 725,000 acre feet. By July, it will likely drop to 700,000 acre feet and by September the LCRA says there is a chance it could drop below 600,000 acre feet. That would make the combined storage of those two lakes

150 Years of Misunderstanding
the Civil War
The Atlantic, by Tony Horwitz    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 6/29/2013 11:29:32 AM     Post Reply
In early July, on the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, pilgrims will crowd Little Round Top and the High Water Mark of Pickett´s Charge. But venture beyond these famous shrines to battlefield valor and you´ll find quiet sites like Iverson´s Pits, which recall the inglorious reality of Civil War combat. On July 1st, 1863, Alfred Iverson ordered his brigade of North Carolinians across an open field. The soldiers marched in tight formation until Union riflemen suddenly rose from behind a stone wall and opened fire. Five hundred rebels fell dead or wounded

  


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Wasserman Schultz
global warming hysteria
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 6/29/2013 11:26:16 AM     Post Reply
Debbie Wasserman Schultz has claimed her Florida constituency will be underwater "in a few short years" because of global warming. Andrew Johnson in NRO: Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.), who represents the Miami area, warned that unless climate change is addressed "in a few short years," rising sea levels will force her to represent areas more than two hundred miles away. (Snip) You see, this senior Democratic Party official has revealed to the nation that the Republican Party possesses a time travel tool, capable of taking the world into the past.

Texas Republicans Gear
Up for Abortion Battle
National Review Online, by Betsy Woodruff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 6/29/2013 11:16:53 AM     Post Reply
It’s going to be an interesting few weeks for Austin. After Texas State senator Wendy Davis’s filibuster kept anti-abortion legislation from passing by the end of the legislature’s special session, Texans are gearing up for a second special session, and it’s going to be theatrical. Predicting protests is an imperfect science, but one statehouse source tells me he’s hearing that up to 5,000 protesters could show up on Monday for the session’s first day. And a Texas Republican insider tells me to expect protests intended to shut the capitol down that could be reminiscent

Calorie tax: A cure for obesity?
WTVT-TV [Tampa, FL], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 6/29/2013 11:04:04 AM     Post Reply
TAMPA - Death and taxes: They are the two certainties in life. But can a tax actually help prevent death? A new study says raising the price of a calorie for home consumption by 10 percent could lower the percentage of body fat in youths by 8 or 9 percent. The study was done by the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a new report in the Washington Post says doctors are now asking for taxes on alcohol, tobacco, sugar and fat. Some call it a "sin tax." Experts feel our nation´s obesity problem and other bad habits

Imagine That: ´U.S. Warns
on Egypt Travel, Moves to
Reduce Presence´; Protest Sign:
´Obama Supports Terrorism´
Newsbusters, by Tom Blumer    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/29/2013 10:52:45 AM     Post Reply
(UPDATE: "Obama Supports Terrorism" sign obtained at Twitchy.com) This "Arab Spring" update comes from the Associated Press: "The Obama administration on Friday warned Americans against all but essential travel to Egypt and moved to reduce the official U.S. presence in the country amid fears of widespread unrest." No one could possibly have predicted this type of crisis would be a likely outcome of Hosni Mubarak´s overthrow -- ahem, except former U.S. ambassador John Bolton and other people considered ignoramuses by the diplomatic elite. Conditions on the ground reflect the growing tolerance of a diverse ethnic, religious, and democratically inclined leadership.

AP´s Wiseman Indirectly
Reveals That Top Half of
Households Is Over $4 Trillion
Richer, While Bottom Half
Is 40%-60% Poorer
Newsbusters, by Tom Blumer    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/29/2013 10:47:20 AM     Post Reply
On Sunday, in a report which I contend would surely have been published on a weekday -- and more importantly, published with far greater clarity -- if a Republican or conservative were in the White House, the Associated Press´s Paul Wiseman essentially explored the following question: "Why aren´t people spending more if they´re so much richer?" The answer he found, which should surprise no one in touch with reality, is that quite a few of us aren´t richer. We´re poorer. But Wiseman also cryptically revealed some of the dollar amounts involved and enough other information to enable one to

  



Obama tells leaders to
follow Mandela´s example
Associated Press, by Julie Pace & Nedra Pickler    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/29/2013 10:41:16 AM     Post Reply
JOHANNESBURG- President Barack Obama encouraged leaders in Africa and around the world Saturday to follow former South African President Nelson Mandela´s example of country before self, as the U.S. president prepared to pay personal respects to relatives who have been gathered around the critically ill anti-apartheid icon. "We as leaders occupy these spaces temporarily and we don´t get so deluded that we think the fate of our country doesn´t depend on how long we stay in office," Obama said. Obama spoke at a news conference with South African President Jacob Zuma in the midst of a weeklong tour

From Africa, Obama sends home
more global warming worries
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 6/29/2013 10:38:06 AM     Post Reply
A few days ago, I unveiled a new national plan to confront the growing threat of a changing climate. Our planet is changing in ways that will have profound impacts on the world we leave to our children. Already, we know that the 12 warmest years in recorded history have all come in the last 15. And while we know no single weather event is caused solely by climate change, we also know that in a world that’s getting warmer than it used to be, all weather events are affected by it.

Heat wave: ´Blast Furnace´
heat engulfs the West
Reuters, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/29/2013 10:37:05 AM     Post Reply
An "atmospheric blast furnace" engulfed the sunbaked Western half of the nation in dangerous triple-digit temperatures, forecasters said, raising concerns for homeless people and others unable to escape near record temperatures expected over the weekend. An excessive heat warning is in effect for the sun-baked deserts of southeast California, parts of Nevada and southern Arizona through Sunday, as a large area of high pressure traps hot air across the area, theNational Weather Service said. Highs of 129 F are forecast for California´s Death Valley over the weekend, while the tourist mecca of Las Vegas is expected to match

GOP: Turns out, folks, you can´t really
keep your healthcare plan if you like it
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 6/29/2013 10:33:47 AM     Post Reply
This is Senator Pat Roberts. Let me be the first to wish you and your family a happy Independence Day as our nation recognizes our hard won freedoms. As we celebrate the fourth, it will be a mere 89 days until the October first deadline when millions of Americans are forced to purchase health insurance in a special marketplace. Health care as you know it will change. [Snip] Simply put, will you and your family have the health insurance you need to ensure your well-being? Right now, you can’t answer these questions and neither can the Obama Administration.

Cover the IRS,
Don´t Cover for It
Wall Street Journal, by Peggy Noonan    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 6/29/2013 10:25:19 AM     Post Reply
Documents Show Liberals in I.R.S. Dragnet," read the New York Times headline. "Dem: ´Progressive´ Groups Were Also Targeted by IRS," said U.S. News. The scandal has "evaporated into thin air," bayed the excitable Andrew Sullivan. A breathlessly exonerative narrative swept the news media this week: that liberal groups had been singled out and, by implication, abused by the IRS, just as conservative groups had been. Therefore, the scandal wasn´t a scandal but a mere bungle—a nonpolitical series of unhelpful but innocent mistakes. The problem with this story is that liberals were not caught in the IRS dragnet.

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