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Patriotic Waffle House Takes a Strict
Stance Against Belgian Waffles
Atlantic Wire, by Adam Chandler    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/1/2014 4:11:22 PM     Post Reply
Once it became clear that the U.S. men´s national soccer team would be facing Belgium in the World Cup, waffle-loving Americans fell (or, perhaps, were unwittingly pushed) into a sharp divide between deliciousness and patriotism. Belgium, as we noted today, is cherished for many great things. Perhaps, the most well-known and celebrated — gluten be damned — is the Belgian waffle. But as the game approached, affinity for Belgian waffles transformed into the modern day analogue of "Freedom fry" patriotism, putting the breakfast regular under assault. Leading the way, was that great staple of the American South, Waffle House, which

HHS Report: 1,295,571 Obamacare
Enrollees May or May Not Be
Legal Citizens
Breitbart Big Government, by Wynton Hall    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/1/2014 4:07:10 PM     Post Reply
A devastating new Health and Human Services (HHS) Inspector General report released on Tuesday reveals that the Obama administration has yet to determine whether 1,295,571 of the over 8 million Obamacare enrollees are U.S. citizens lawfully in the country. The finding, located on page 11 of the report, states that 44% of the remaining 2,611,780 application "inconsistencies" are related to verifying "Citizenship/national status/lawful presence." Another 960,492 application inconsistencies were related to verifying whether subsidy applicants provided accurate income information. Moreover, the Inspector General report only covered the federal Obamacare exchanges to determine how the Obama administration resolved verification problems through

Allegations Of Vote Buying In Mississippi …
Daily Caller, by Matt K. Lewis    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/1/2014 4:03:25 PM     Post Reply
If you read conservative outlets like RedState or Breitbart — or even if you just get Chris McDaniel’s email alerts — you’re aware of allegations of vote buying in Mississippi. If the allegations are true, it’s reprehensible. But the problem is that they’re coming from a less than reputable source. The African-American pastor alleging that he was offered money to buy votes for Thad Cochran was also paid by the reporter for the story. This is both ironic and problematic: If you’re the kind of person who is willing to participate in a vote-buying scheme, isn’t it possible you’d also be the

  


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Audit the IRS
Breitbart Big Government, by Michael A. Needham    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 7/1/2014 3:39:07 PM     Post Reply
There is “no evidence of criminal wrongdoing,” the Internal Revenue Service assured Americans during an internal investigation of the agency’s targeting of conservative groups. Few will find comfort in those words, and understandably so. Last week, while seeking to reassure Americans he has seen no evidence of a crime, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen acknowledged he had not even bothered to review any of the applicable laws. It seems like only yesterday that President Obama called the scandal “inexcusable” and pledged to work “hand in hand with Congress to get this thing fixed.” More recently, though, he dismissed it as a

Men’s rights activists, gathering to discuss
all the ways society has done them wrong
Washington Post, by Monica Hesse    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/1/2014 2:44:07 PM     Post Reply
St. Claire Shores, MI -The feminists hadn’t shown up yet, but they could, at any moment, with their protest signs and screaming. The threat of them was an infuriating and exhilarating specter throughout the weekend, a symbol of the oppression facing the men’s rights activists who had gathered to meet for their inaugural conference. Early Friday before the opening session, a wispy trail of men — mostly white, college-through-retirement-age — waited for the doors to open outside of this Veterans of Foreign Wars outpost in suburban Detroit. One man talked about his ex-wife. A lot of guys talked about their ex-wives.

The Quest for a GOP Majority
Weekly Standard, by Fred Bauer    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/1/2014 2:40:05 PM     Post Reply
In late June, the Pew Research Center released "Beyond Red vs. Blue: The Political Typology." Breaking the nation´s voting public into seven types (plus one type that does not regularly vote), Pew aims to give a more granular perspective on the nation´s body politic. Pew´s political map can be a helpful tool for Republicans and conservatives looking to chart a path to a sustainable governing coalition. Pew outlines eight groups: Steadfast Conservatives ("socially conservative populists"); Business Conservatives ("pro-Wall Street"); Young Outsiders ("conservative views on government, not social issues"); Hard-Pressed Skeptics ("financially stressed and pessimistic"); the Next Generation Left ("young, liberal

Michigan soccer ref dies after
being punched during game
Fox News & Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/1/2014 2:36:21 PM     Post Reply
The Michigan soccer referee critically injured this weekend after he was sucker-punched during an adult-league game died Tuesday in an area hospital. John Bieniewicz, 44, was left in critical condition Saturday in Livonia after witnesses say he was punched in the head as he reached down for a red card. Police said Baseel Abdul-Amir Saad punched Bieniewicz after he indicated that the 36-year-old Dearborn resident was going to be ejected. Livonia police and the Wayne County prosecutor´s office have not named the referee, whom Acho identified as Bieniewicz. One witness told MyFoxDetroit.com that Bieniewicz was punched near his throat and fell without raising

  


  

Baptist Pastor Charges Thad Cochran
Campaign With Illegally Paying For Black
Votes In His Mississippi Primary Win
Forbes, by Rick Ungar    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 7/1/2014 2:14:35 PM     Post Reply
Reverend Steve Fielder, a pastor at the First Union Missionary Baptist Church in Meridian, Mississippi, has accused Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran’s campaign of engaging in an illegal and criminal campaign scheme to purchase the votes of black community members. The suspect votes were cast during Cochran’s successful effort to defeat Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel in the Mississippi Republican primary run-off held last week. If true, such an action would be clearly illegal under both federal law and Mississippi statutes, specifically MS Code 97-13-1; MS Code 97-13-3 (2013) (Federal Code 18 U.S.C. 597, U.S.C. 1973i(c)), each punishable by a prison

Progressive Watchdog Media Matters
Employees Finally Get Their Own Union
Daily Caller, by Tristyn Bloom    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/1/2014 2:03:18 PM     Post Reply
Progressive watchdog group Media Matters for America lost the fight to keep its workers from unionizing Monday, the Huffington Post reports. Staff had been agitating moving to unionize since March, with Media Matters executives “fighting it every step of the way,” according to a Service Employees International Union statement. They filed a petition to the National Labor Relations board in April after executives rejected an attempt to unionize through a card check — an open method of unionizing that avoids secret-ballot elections. “The actions of Media Matters executives have placed employees in the impossible position of continuing to produce content

Cameroon Investigates
World Cup Fixing Claim
Daily Beast, by Nico Hines    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/1/2014 1:56:50 PM     Post Reply
A notorious match-fixer reportedly predicted exactly what would happen in one of last week’s World Cup games. Cameroon is investigating claims that players lost in exchange for cash. Cameroon was easily the worst team at the World Cup. It lost every game, scored one goal, conceded nine, and had a player sent off for a bizarre elbow attack. It was a fiasco, but were some of the players screwing up on purpose? Cameroon’s football association has launched an investigation into claims that a group of its players conspired to lose deliberately. Wilson Raj Perumal, a convicted match-fixer, correctly predicted the

Childhood vaccines are safe. Seriously.
CNN, by Jen Christensen & Nadia Kounang    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/1/2014 1:54:28 PM     Post Reply
Children should get vaccinated against preventable and potentially deadly diseases. Period. That´s what a project that screened more than 20,000 scientific titles and 67 papers on vaccine safety concludes this week. The review appears in the latest edition of the medical journal Pediatrics. The evidence strongly suggests that side effects from vaccines are incredibly rare, the study authors said. They found no ties between vaccines and the rising number of children with autism, as a small but vocal group of anti-vaccine activists, including actors Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carey, have said.

  


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Top Obama Adviser Dismisses
Shrine To Herself As ´Gag Gift´
Business Insider, by Colin Campbell    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/1/2014 1:53:46 PM     Post Reply
Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to President Barack Obama, has a unique item of herself in her office: a photo of herself with three figurines bowing down in worship in front of it. The photo drew attention after Jarrett´s "Meet the Press" interview Sunday — and Jarrett posted a tweet Tuesday afternoon assuring her supporters the display was simply a novelty item. "Don´t worry friends, it was a gag gift," Jarrett wrote, pivoting to some White House messaging about the economy. "Us strong women don´t need worship," she continued, "just an economy for the 21st century. #WomenSucceed." Business Insider directly

Obama weighs executive hammer
The Hill [DC], by Benjamin Goad & Ferdous Al-Faruque    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/1/2014 1:49:58 PM     Post Reply
President Obama is weighing executive actions after the Supreme Court ruled against ObamaCare’s contraception mandate. The White House swiftly called on Congress to enact a legislative fix but realistically knows lawmakers aren’t about to act. Obama has come under criticism from Republicans for his use of executive actions. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has announced the House will vote this month on approving a lawsuit against Obama over actions Boehner says are an abuse of power. But the GOP criticism and threat seem unlikely to act as a brake on Obama, who separately on Monday said he would move forward with administrative actions on

Louisiana´s 2014 Senate
race now has a contract
Times-Picayune [New Orleans, LA], by James Varney    Original Article
Posted By: ruready?- 7/1/2014 1:29:37 PM     Post Reply
Louisiana´s 2014 Senate race now has a contract. The question will be who signs on. Echoing a campaign tactic that worked famously for the Republicans in 1994, retired Col. Rob Maness will unveil his "Contract With Louisiana" later today in Houma. Maness acknowledged the Contract With America which helped clarify the Republican message in the 1994 mid-term elections in which the GOP took control of the House of Representatives for the first time in decades was on his mind when crafting his own. A student at Harvard´s Kennedy School of Government right after the Contract With America´s success, Maness said the concept

Here´s An Idea: Talk Like
Normal Human Beings
PowerLine, by Steven Hayward    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/1/2014 1:23:15 PM     Post Reply
One of the first things you notice when you move to Washington DC from the rest of America is how the specialized vocabulary of the Beltway dominates everyday conversation. Washington is the only place I know of where you can have complete conversations conducted almost wholly in acronyms and seemingly plain terms not used elsewhere: “I’ll be sending out an RFP for the OMB’s reverse markup of the omnibus stopgap DQA appropriation for the EPA’s CAA double topspin rejection of the CR.” (Perhaps there’s a little of this on Wall Street and in Hollywood, but those industries are situated within

  


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HHS inspector general reports
millions of data inconsistencies
in Obamacare applications
Washington Examiner, by Philip Klein    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/1/2014 1:11:15 PM     Post Reply
Applications for insurance coverage through President Obama´s health care law submitted in the final three months of 2013 contained millions of inconsistencies in which information such as income and immigration status could not be independently verified by the federal government, according to a June report from the inspector general of the Department of Health and Human Services. The inconsistencies may have resulted in individuals receiving an improper amount of subsidies, or subsidies that they shouldn´t have been eligible for in the first place — something that could require them to repay the money in future tax bills.

How to deal with other
people´s rude behavior
Wall Street Journal, by Elizabeth Bernstein    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 7/1/2014 1:03:42 PM     Post Reply
I have been staying with my parents recently, while my house is being renovated. I have also been breaking out in hives. (Snip) Experts use the term "social allergens" to describe behaviors or habits that drive others nuts. Some of these actions begin to annoy us soon after we meet someone. Others get to us slowly and surely over time. Imagine a heehaw laugher. A knuckle cracker. A braggart who always tries to one-up you. A person who thinks loud belching is a compliment to the chef. As with a lot of allergies, it´s the repetition that gets to us.

Strange Scene At Wimbledon
As A ´Dizzy, Disoriented´ Serena
Williams Is Forced To Withdraw
From Doubles Match
Business Insider, by Cork Gaines    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 7/1/2014 12:58:31 PM     Post Reply
Two days after losing in the third round at Wimbledon, Serena Williams was scheduled to play a doubles match with her sister Venus, but appeared to suffer some sort of breakdown before the match. During warm-ups, something was wrong as Serena had a lot of trouble hitting balls and even looked uncoordinated trying to pick balls up. (VIDEO) She even had trouble tossing the ball up and was dropping balls during warm-ups. (VIDEO) Serena went to the sideline where she was met by Wimbledon personnel. She appeared to start crying as her sister looked on.

HHS Promotes: ´Embrace, Encourage,
Celebrate´ Gay, Transgendered Children
Weekly Standard, by Jeryl Bier    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/1/2014 12:54:53 PM     Post Reply
The Department of Health and Human Services recently recognized the RISE project (Recognize, Intervene, Support, and Empower) in Los Angeles County for its work to fight "anti-gay and anti-transgender bias" in the child welfare system in the county: To address the over-representation of LGBTQ youth in the foster care system, RISE set out to develop and evaluate a multi-pronged approach to helping LGBTQ youth find permanent and supportive families. Early research revealed that many LBGTQ youth in the foster care system question whether their environments are safe spaces. RISE engaged youth to design posters named “Brave Space” and other materials to

Northern Virginia Schools Struggle
Under Influx of Immigrants
Breitbart InstaBlog, by Dan Riehl    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/1/2014 12:06:45 PM     Post Reply
A new report by the Washington Post details how Northern Virginia school districts, including those in Fairfax County, are struggling under the weight of an influx of new students seemingly poised to tax both the system and Virginia taxpayers to prop up a system that may be destined for decline. The kindergartners of the Class of 2026, who finished their first year in Fairfax County schools Wednesday, constitute the largest and one of the most ethnically, culturally and socioeconomically diverse groups of students the county has seen, a fact that school system administrators say could pose significant challenges in the decade

  



Tens of thousands of Hong
Kong residents march in
push for greater democracy
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 7/1/2014 12:06:44 PM     Post Reply
HONG KONG – Tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents marched Tuesday through the streets of the former British colony to push for greater democracy in a rally fueled by anger over Beijing´s recent warning that it holds the ultimate authority over the southern Chinese financial center. Organizers expected the crowd to swell to at least 150,000 and were hoping as many as 500,000 would turn out to call for reforms allowing residents to elect their leader. The protest comes days after nearly 800,000 residents voted in a mock referendum aimed at bolstering support for full democracy.

Tourniquets Make Comeback
with American Police
Associated Press, by Ramit Plushnick-Masti    Original Article
Posted By: Orseti- 7/1/2014 12:05:03 PM     Post Reply
HOUSTON (AP) — Rushing into a Houston home, police officer Austin Huckabee encountered a drunken, combative man bleeding profusely on the kitchen floor. He quickly realized the blood was spurting in rhythm with the man´s heart and cardiac arrest was just moments away. Pulling a tourniquet from his belt, the former Army captain and his partner restrained the man, wrapped the band around his arm and twisted an attached rod to tighten it until the bleeding stopped. Then Huckabee waited for paramedics, knowing a life had been saved.(Snip) Now law-enforcement agencies nationwide are equipping officers with the blood-staunching bands in

VA Offers Doctor’s Appointment to
Vietnam Vet Who Died Two Years Ago
Mediaite, by Tina Nguyen    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/1/2014 12:02:02 PM     Post Reply
Nearly two years after he requested an appointment with a Veterans Affairs hospital, Vietnam veteran Doug Chase finally got approved for a visit to a primary care doctor. Unfortunately, he’d died in August 2012 of a brain tumor. Suzanne Chase, his widow, received a letter dated June 12, 2014 saying he could now call doctors at a Bedford, MA hospital to schedule an appointment. “We are committed to providing primary care in a timely manner and would greatly appreciate a prompt response,” it read at the bottom. “It was 22 months too late, I kind of thought I was in the twilight

Illegal Aliens Thwarted At Texas
Border By US Border Patrol
Breitbart Texas, by Brandon Darby & Daniel Nussbaum    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/1/2014 11:52:32 AM     Post Reply
LAREDO, Texas—Breitbart Texas caught an attempted illegal entry from Mexico on camera. The attempt occurred in broad daylight in the center of the Laredo, Texas. Two men can be seen crossing the Rio Grande River that separates the U.S. and Mexico on Texas’ southern border. The stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border between Laredo, Texas and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico has been especially neglected by federal and state authorities and has become a hotbed of narco-trafficking activities for Mexican cartels, specifically the Los Zetas. It is important to note that the area where the men crossed is one of the few staffed areas

‘You’re an Apologist!’ Fox’s Martha
MacCallum Goes Off on Liberal Guest
Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/1/2014 11:46:09 AM     Post Reply
What was supposed to be a generic left vs. right panel debate during Fox’s America’s Newsroom turned tense for a few moments as anchor Martha MacCallum berated her liberal guest, calling him an “apologist” for the Obama administration and the Internal Revenue Service over its lost emails controversy. Speaking with National Review editor Rich Lowry and Fox’s liberal commentator Bob Beckel, MacCallum lamented how it seems as though government has “lousy” computer systems that don’t work. Noting the recent IRS and Obamacare rollout problems, she said, “We are being told the government can’t handle the technology.” “There is a lot

How Hillary Clinton
Is Like John McCain
New York Times, by Brendan Nyhan    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/1/2014 11:37:01 AM     Post Reply
Hillary Clinton’s artificially inflated poll numbers have made her seem like an especially strong presidential candidate, but the Clinton bubble is quickly coming to an end.(Snip) But Ms. Clinton’s re-entry on the political stage over the last few weeks is turning her back into what she was before her stint as Secretary of State: an intensely polarizing political figure. Politico’s most recent poll, conducted in June amid the initial publicity for her book “Hard Choices,” found that her favorability ratings have already dropped by 20 points since 2012 among Republicans. A recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll found that her ratings,

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