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Will the House Authorize a Syria Strike?
National Review Online, by Jonathan Strong    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/1/2013 4:02:35 PM     Post Reply
President Obama’s surprise decision to seek congressional approval for a Syria strike puts the plan in the hands of the Republican-controlled House, but it’s far from clear the House will comply. GOP sources say it is highly unlikely leadership will whip support for the proposal; such “votes of conscience” are typically left to members’ discretion. While there is still plenty of time for Obama to make the case for war, lawmakers are still seeking answers to big questions, chief among them being what a strike would accomplish. That’s true among Democrats as well. One Democratic aide says if the

Cruz: Congress Should Return
Early on Syria only if
Obama Calls them Back
Breitbart Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/1/2013 3:59:28 PM     Post Reply
In a statement he released on Saturday evening, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said in response to Obama’s Rose Garden remarks on Syria that he would support a move to bring Congress back early only if the President determined there was an urgent need to deal with the situation immediately. “Given that the President did not request an emergency session of Congress, that must mean that he agrees there is no imminent threat requiring the Commander in Chief to act without consulting the representatives of the American people,” Cruz said. Obama said on Saturday there is no urgent need to act

Video: Gun control rally
turns into gun rights rally
Hot Air, by Jazz Shaw    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/1/2013 3:55:08 PM     Post Reply
There was what could prove to be an instructive moment for the Deplorable Nanny State Mayor this week, provided courtesy of the citizens of Ohio. The group Mayors Against Illegal Guns hosted a “rally” in Columbus, Ohio to build support for additional gun control legislation, but as the intro to the local news report asked (video below), “what happens when you throw a political rally, but nobody shows up except your opposition?” It was a rally organized by gun-control supporters, but by the end, it looked more like an NRA rally. “As a gun owner, I’m a responsible person and I think



NYC music fest canceled after
2 drug-linked deaths
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/1/2013 3:52:46 PM     Post Reply
New York - The last day of a New York City dance music festival featuring high-profile acts including Avicii, David Guetta and Diplo was canceled Sunday after the deaths of two attendees and the hospitalizations of several others, apparently linked to drugs. The city said it recommended Electric Zoo festival end early after the deaths and illnesses during the first two days of performances on Friday and Saturday. The festival took place on Randall´s Island in the East River. "The Electric Zoo organizers have worked with city officials to reduce health risks at this event, but in view of these

Sister says Liz Cheney´s opposition
to gay marriage ´dead wrong´
Reuters, by Noreen O´Donnell    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/1/2013 3:47:58 PM     Post Reply
Mary Cheney, the younger daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney who married her long-time partner Heather Poe last year, chastised her older sister, a Republican who is running for the Senate, for her opposition to same-sex marriage in a posting on Facebook. Liz Cheney, who is seeking a Senate seat in Wyoming, said on Friday that she was "not pro-gay marriage." "For the record, I love my sister, but she is dead wrong on the issue of marriage," Mary Cheney wrote on Facebook, according to the New York Times. "Freedom means freedom for everyone," she wrote,

Failure to thin brush may have
worsened California wildfire
Reuters, by Jonathan Kaminsky    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 9/1/2013 3:24:11 PM     Post Reply
A cluster of controlled fire and tree-thinning projects approved by forestry officials but never funded might have slowed the progress of the massive Rim Fire in California, a wide range of critics said this weekend. (Snip) About 9,000 acres were suitable to be deliberately burned as fire prevention buffer zones in 2012, the Forest Service said in a document provided to Reuters. But reductions in funding for fire prevention efforts by Congress in recent years coupled with stringent air quality standards that limit the timeframe for such burns have hampered efforts to carry them out on a larger scale.

Obama informed Netanyahu prior to
speech of plans to delay Syria strike
Haaretz [Israel], by Barak Ravid    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/1/2013 3:09:49 PM     Post Reply
U.S. President Barack Obama called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday and informed him that he planned to delay what seemed like an imminent attack on Syria, ahead of his speech at the White House to that regard. Obama also told Netanyahu that he would relegate the matter to Congress, and ask for a congressional vote on any military action. Senior Israeli officials who asked to remain nameless stated that the phone call took place roughly four hours before Obama´s speech. In contrast to phone calls made to other world leaders, the White House decided to keep this specific call



Forget Defense of Islam - America
Must Be Wise in War, or Court Ruin
Canada Free Press, by Kelly OConnell    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 9/1/2013 3:07:37 PM     Post Reply
Americans are always on the verge of leaping to the defense of less fortunate souls—much to our credit. But how do we decide when pondering violent defense of others that it is genuinely in our best interest? In fact, perhaps since the Vietnam War, the US has entered into the frays of other countries and paid the largest price, while enduring pillorying in the international press. There is a cost to trying to combine being the only superpower and the good guy. We do well to recall Solomon’s sage advice— “Do not be excessively righteous, and do not be overly wise. Why should you ruin yourself?”—

Obama unleashes horror in Jerusalem
Times of Israel [Jerusalem], by David Horovitz    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/1/2013 3:05:17 PM     Post Reply
The Israeli political and security leadership is privately horrified by President Barack Obama’s 11th-hour turnaround on striking Syria--a decision he took alone, after he had sent his Secretary of State John Kerry to speak out passionately and urgently in favor of military action. It is now fearful that, in the end, domestic politics or global diplomacy will ultimately lead the US to hold its fire altogether. It is worried, furthermore, at the ever-deeper perception of Obama’s America in the Middle East as weak, hesitant and confused--most especially in the view of the region’s most radical forces,

Leading From Behind Congress
Wall Street Journal, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 9/1/2013 2:55:45 PM     Post Reply
President Obama´s Syrian melodrama went from bad to worse on Saturday with his surprise decision to seek Congressional approval for what he promises will be merely a limited cruise-missile bombing. Mr. Obama will now have someone else to blame if Congress blocks his mission, but in the bargain he has put at risk his credibility and America´s standing in the world with more than 40 months left in office. This will go down as one of the stranger gambles, if not abdications, in Commander in Chief history. For days his aides had been saying the President has the Constitutional power

Intelligence report says U.S. officials knew
about nerve-gas attack in Syria three
days before it killed over 1,400 people -*
Daily Mail [UK], by Ashley Collman    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/1/2013 2:54:29 PM     Post Reply
In his press conference yesterday, President Barack Obama said that there was ´overwhelming evidence´ Syrian President Bashar al-Assad carried out a chemical weapons attack against rebels in the suburbs of Damascus on August 21. What he didn´t mention was that his administration knew about the alleged nerve-gas attack three days before it happened. At a U.S. intelligence briefing Friday afternoon, senior administration officials disclosed that there were indications three days prior that an attack was coming. ´In the three days prior to the attack, we collected streams of human, signals and



Mr. Obama Goes to Congress
Canada Free Press, by Arthur Weinreb    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 9/1/2013 2:53:58 PM     Post Reply
After threatening to take shots at Syria, the president has now decided it would be proper to seek Congressional approval for lobbing a cruise missile across Syria’s bow or for doing whatever else short term military action he has planned. Many commentators describe Obama as “leading from behind” which gives him way too much credit by suggesting he is a leader. He’s not a leader but rather he is a consummate politician. Despite being ineligible to run again, he has never stopped campaigning. A year ago, obviously without his trusted teleprompter, the president said there was a “red line”

Assad´s 1000-tonne chemical weapons
stockpile: Chilling details of huge
arsenal revealed by French spies
Daily Mail [UK], by Ian Drury    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/1/2013 2:51:12 PM     Post Reply
Brutal dictator President Bashar Assad has amassed more than 1,000 tonnes of poison gas including sarin and XV, the most toxic nerve agent ever created. A leaked intelligence report said the tyrant possessed missiles capable of firing the deadly substances 300 miles - within range of British military bases in Cyprus. The news comes as the U.S. insisted Washington had its own evidence that Assad henchmen used the deadly chemical weapons against civilians. Secret service chiefs in Paris also laid the blame for the massacre of civilians in a chemical attack in Damascus on August 21,

South Carolina ends fiscal year with
higher-than-expected $68M surplus
Associated Press, by Seanna Adcox    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/1/2013 2:43:57 PM     Post Reply
COLUMBIA--South Carolina ended the fiscal year with a higher-than-expected surplus, handing legislators an additional $68 million to distribute next year. The fiscal-year closing report issued Wednesday by the state’s chief accountant shows South Carolina collected more than enough taxes to fund every item on the Legislature’s priority list for surplus revenue, as well as the full $50 million for bridge repair. [Snip] He noted the $6.2 billion “spent” in the year that ended June 30 included $282 million set aside in a rainy-day fund, which represents 5 percent of the prior year’s general fund revenues.

Dame Judi Dench: I would not forgive
Catholic Church if they took away my child
The Telegraph, by Robbie Collin    Original Article
Posted By: masscon- 9/1/2013 1:10:03 PM     Post Reply
Dame Judi Dench, whose new film is about a woman trying to find her son after being forced by a convent to give him up for adoption, has said she would not be able to forgive the Catholic Church if they had taken away her child. Philomena, which had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday, tells the true story of Philomena Lee, an Irish woman from Roscrea, County Tipperary, who went in search of her son Anthony in 2004 after 50 years.



Why are major media outlets
ignoring bestselling writer
Mark R. Levin?
New York Post, by Kyle Smith    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/1/2013 1:00:30 PM     Post Reply
To read the book reviews in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post or The Boston Globe, you might be unaware of the existence of the work of Mark Levin. Unless you skip to the page with the bestseller lists. Levin’s new book “The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic,” last week hit No. 1 on all three New York Times bestseller lists for which it qualified — hardcover nonfiction, e-book nonfiction and the combination of the two. Yet the paper, like the others mentioned and their counterparts on the magazine rack, continues to ignore Levin,

Robert Reich Wants Students
to March Like the Germans
Newsbusters, by Tim Graham    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/1/2013 12:51:33 PM     Post Reply
The Sunday newspaper supplement Parade magazine has a cover story on "Putting America Back to Work," and promises as a guru "Robert Reich on the future of manufacturing jobs." Inside, Reich´s article is titled "What America Needs Now." Like a good liberal, Reich insisted "we should follow Germany´s lead." America´s high schools need a fifth year for what liberals call the working class: More than 12 million students are projected to drop out of high school over the next decade; the millions more with diplomas face bleak job prospects. Many young people (and their parents) still assume that the only

Shapiro Joins CSPAN BookTV´s
´In Depth´ Sunday 12-3 PM ET
Breitbart's Big Journalism, by Elizabeth Sheld    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/1/2013 12:36:49 PM     Post Reply
Ben Shapiro, Breitbart News editor-at-large and editor-in-chief of the upcoming TruthRevolt.org, a project of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, will be joining In Depth on CSPAN-2 BOOKTV on Sunday, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET to discuss his authorial career. Shapiro, 29, is the author of five books, including the recent New York Times bestseller Bullies: How The Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America (Threshold Editions, 2013). His other four books are Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America’s Youth (Thomas Nelson, 2004); Porn Generation: How Social

Commentary: Strong opposition forces Obama
to kick Syria ball to Congress
Xinhua News Agency [China], by Mu Xuequan    Original Article
Posted By: BuckeyeRon- 9/1/2013 12:35:38 PM     Post Reply
Washington-U.S. President Barack Obama paused his march to war and kicked the ball to Congress on Saturday as he is seeking Congressional approval for a military strike against the Syrian government in retaliation for its purported use of chemical weapons. (Snip) The first and perhaps the most fundamental obstacle facing Obama is the international community. Obama has pursued a strategy of disengagement in the 29 months since Syrian civil war broken out, and did little to induce peace and reconciliation in that country. Suddenly, barely two weeks ago, word spread in

Sen. Scott builds base
across SC in first 8 months
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/1/2013 12:31:34 PM     Post Reply
Abbeville, S.C. Eight months after being appointed a U.S. senator, Tim Scott has finished his goal of visiting all 46 counties in South Carolina. He has quickly and quietly firmed up a position as 1 of the most powerful Republicans in the state. Politicians from the governor down to the local level want to be seen with him. Scott completed the goal of visiting every county last week with a trip to Abbeville. The visits have helped the Charleston native create a valuable network. While fellow senator Lindsey Graham has three primary challengers for a third-full term, no Republican has announced to run


Rand Slams Kerry: ´How Can
You Ask a Man to Be the First
One to Die for a Mistake?´
Breitbart's Big Peace, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/1/2013 12:29:48 PM     Post Reply
Appearing on Meet The Press on Sunday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) slammed Secretary of State John Kerry on his willingness to intervene militarily in Syria by twisting his most famous words against him. "I would ask John Kerry, How can you ask a man to be the first one to die for a mistake?" Paul said, in reference to Kerry´s famous words against the Vietnam War to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 1971. Kerry, as a part of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War, famously said then in calling for an end to the Vietnam War, "How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake?”

Kerry: Time to retire ‘slam-dunk’
The Hill (Washington DC), by Ben Geman & Alexandra Jaffe    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/1/2013 12:20:45 PM     Post Reply
The idea of “slam dunk” intelligence should disappear from national security discussions, Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday. “The word ‘slam-dunk’ should be retired from the American national security issues,” Kerry said on NBC’s “Meet The Press.” “We are saying that the high confidence that the intelligence community has expressed and the case that I laid out the other day is growing stronger by the day,” he continued. During the George W. Bush administration, then-CIA chief George Tenet reportedly told Bush that intelligence showing Iraq had weapons of mass destruction was a “slam dunk.”

Obama´s choice
Pravda [Russia], by Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey    Original Article
Posted By: BuckeyeRon- 9/1/2013 12:15:38 PM     Post Reply
The choice is perfectly simple: President Barack Obama will show he deserved the Nobel Peace Prize, or else insult it and all its long list of proud holders, tarnishing the Nobel Institution, spitting in the face of humankind, disrespecting the will of his people, who are today in syntony with the hearts and minds of the international community. If Barack Obama deserved the Nobel Peace Prize, he is intelligent enough to have accepted it knowing that it came with a tacit agreement that Washington would turn away from a bloodthirsty and failed policy of trying to import democracy from 30,000

Assad: American threats of attack
on Syria will not stop our fight
against US-backed terrorists
Reuters, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: BuckeyeRon- 9/1/2013 12:07:20 PM     Post Reply
President Bashar Assad said on Sunday Syria was capable of confronting any external attack after US President Barack Obama said there should be a military strike on Syria. "Syria ... is capable of confronting any external aggression," state television quoted Assad as saying at a meeting with Iranian officials. "The American threats of launching an attack against Syria will not discourage Syria away from its principles ... or its fight against terrorism supported by some regional and Western countries, first and foremost the United States of America." Syria generally refers to rebels fighting to topple Assad

Hundreds protest in Hub,
march to Kerry’s home
Boston Herald, by Antonio Planas    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/1/2013 12:06:25 PM     Post Reply
Chanting “Don’t bomb Syria,” about 300 people gathered near Boston Common yesterday to protest a potential U.S. military strike against the Middle Eastern nation after U.S. officials said its president used chemical weapons against his own people. Zachary Monte, 26, of Arlington said he believes President Obama is moving toward military action against Syria without proof chemical weapons were used. It’s eerily similar to 2003, when America went to war with Iraq under “false pretenses” of weapons of mass destruction, he said. “There was no evidence, nothing to prove those claims,”

As Obama stalls on Syria,
Netanyahu says Israel is
´calm and confident in itself´
Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Herb Keinon    Original Article
Posted By: BuckeyeRon- 9/1/2013 12:02:13 PM     Post Reply
In his first public comments since US President Barack Obama announced Saturday he was seeking Congressional approval for a limited strike on Syria, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu sought Sunday to illustrate Israel´s sangfroid. "Israel is calm and confident in itself," Netanyahu said at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting. "The citizens of Israel know very well that we are prepared for any possible scenario," he said, without mentioning Syria or referring directly to Obama´s statement. "Israel´s citizens also need to know that our enemies have very good reasons not to test our strength –

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