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Ukraine crisis:
Rebels ´abandon Sloviansk stronghold´
BBC News [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/5/2014 7:41:42 AM     Post Reply
Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine have fled their eastern stronghold of Sloviansk amid an offensive by the military, rebel sources say. President Petro Poroshenko has ordered the military to hoist the Ukrainian flag over the city council building. Sloviansk´s rebel mayor said fighters had left, with reports saying they had headed towards the town of Kramatorsk. Ukrainian forces launched an offensive against the separatists this week after a 10-day ceasefire broke down. The BBC´s David Stern in Kiev says the military´s capture of Sloviansk - where the eastern insurgency began in April - will be a major victory for the government.

The Call of the RINO
in Virginia and Mississippi
Canada Free Press, by Michael R. Shannon    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 7/5/2014 7:28:09 AM     Post Reply
It would be a lot easier for conservatives to tolerate the sanctimony of Republicans In Name Only (RINOs) if they weren’t so hypocritical — or in the case of Mississippi RINOs — despicably hypocritical. ‘Moderate’ Republicans never tire of telling us conservative extremists how they are inclusive and ready to reach across the aisle to get things done. While we are exclusive and alienate and people that disagree with us. Well the Sen. Thad Cochran campaign got things done in Mississippi all right and in the process of building their ‘big tent’ party the RINOs turned race–baiting 180 degrees. Formerly in Mississippi and

I´m A Conservative And They Lied
When They Said I Hate You
Townhall, by John Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 7/5/2014 7:17:48 AM     Post Reply
Are you Hispanic, black, Asian, Jewish, gay, young, old, poor, or a woman? Well, then you may have heard that conservatives like me hate you. In fact, I´m sure you´ve probably heard some version of it a hundred times since it seems to be the standard rap for liberals these days. "Those conservatives are racists! They hate Hispanics! They´re homophobes! They´re Nazis! They´re engaged in a war on women!" You get the idea. Well, first off, do you really think you can trust liberals to tell you what motivates conservatives? Can you REALLY trust Paul Krugman, Michael Moore, and your college professor

  


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GOP Rep: Border Crisis Not About
Amnesty Legislation
Bretbart´s Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 7/5/2014 7:07:56 AM     Post Reply
Even though numerous illegal immigrants flooding across the border have said they made the journey because they believed President Barack Obama would not deport them, the Chairwoman of the House GOP working group on the border crisis said the crisis has nothing to do with immigration reform. Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX), whom House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) appointed to the group, said, "please don’t call this an immigration reform issue, this is a humanitarian crisis, and we need help now."

Establishment GOP´s Tactics Will Backfire
Bretbart´s Big Government, by Tom Tancredo    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 7/5/2014 6:40:40 AM     Post Reply
Earlier this year, the conventional wisdom was that the moderate establishment had taken control of the GOP back from the Tea Party and other "extremists." With Dave Brat defeating House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Chris McDaniel receiving the plurality of the votes in the primary for Senate in Mississippi earlier this month it appeared to be reversed. Now, with Cochran’s defeat of McDaniel in the runoff and my loss to Bob Beauprez in the Colorado gubernatorial primary, many are calling the deaths again. The Cook Political Report argued, “Reports of [the Tea Party’s] death were premature and reports of their

Will Bobby Jindal
Have to Fight
Common Core in Court?
National Review, by Eliana Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 7/5/2014 5:44:57 AM     Post Reply
A legal battle over the fate of Common Core, the national education standards developed by a coalition of governors and educators and adopted by the vast majority of states, may be brewing in Louisiana. The state’s top education board voted on Tuesday to retain legal counsel, a sign it is gearing up for a lawsuit against Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal after he issued a series of executive orders in an attempt to withdraw the state from the Common Core.

Reality vs. Political Correctness:
Amnesty and the Fight for America´s Soul
American Thinker, by William Sullivan    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 7/5/2014 5:38:55 AM     Post Reply
Dr. Ben Carson once made the observation that “political correctness” acts as a “muzzle” to quell legitimate dissent against the status quo. That is undoubtedly a true statement. But to drive in the stakes and build our intellectual ramparts on this point is little more than ceding coveted ground in an argument against a completely unfounded doctrine that presents falsehoods as facts. There is a more fundamental observation upon which we can mount our legitimate defense against the doctrine of “political correctness,” and it lies in the simplest inspection of the phrase “politically correct.” Inherent in those two words’ juxtaposition is

  


  

Chris McDaniel Offers $15,000
Reward for Voter Fraud Evidence
Roll Call, by Alexis Levinson    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 7/5/2014 5:32:19 AM     Post Reply
State Sen. Chris McDaniel has offered 15 rewards of $1,000 each to any person who can “provide evidence leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in voter fraud” in the Republican primary for Senate in Mississippi. On Thursday, his campaign announced the “challenge” in the latest episode in a circus of a Senate race. On June 24, incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., defeated McDaniel in a primary runoff by 6,700 votes. But McDaniel has refused to concede, alleging Cochran’s team paid for votes. McDaniel’s team also charges some people voted in the Democratic primary earlier in the month and then

One more reason the Democrats
may be toast this fall
Reuters, by Bill Schneider    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/5/2014 5:31:52 AM     Post Reply
Democrats are apprehensive about this year’s midterm elections. They should be. Every indicator points to Republican gains in Congress. Two reasons are well known: President Barack Obama’s unpopularity and the historical record of midterm elections, when the president’s party almost always loses seats. The third major reason is the two-four-six rule. Those are the different base years for different offices: two years for the House of Representatives, four years for most governors, six years for the Senate. These base years dictate how vulnerable each party is. Here’s how it works: House members last faced the voters two years ago, in 2012, when Obama won

The Lawyers Behind the
Lawsuit against Obama
National Review Online, by Ian Tuttle    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/5/2014 5:25:07 AM     Post Reply
For some time now, Elizabeth Foley and David Rivkin have had two questions about the 44th president: “How is he getting away with this? And why isn’t someone doing something about this?” Foley, a professor of constitutional law at Florida International University College of Law, and Rivkin, lead outside counsel of Florida et al. v. United States Department of Health and Human Services, one of three Obamacare challenges that ended up before the Supreme Court in 2012, are doing something. They are the architects of the House of Representatives’ likely lawsuit against President Obama, which would challenge the president’s selective

Why Is Hillary Clinton in England?
National Journal, by Emma Roller    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/5/2014 5:21:58 AM     Post Reply
Hillary Clinton is spending her Fourth of July weekend visiting—where else?—the United Kingdom. Clinton has been doing a media tour across the pond, promoting her book against flagging sales. But she´s already gotten cries of "gaffe!" from some conservative media outlets and British commentators alike. In an interview with the BBC´s Woman´s Hour show, Clinton misidentifed the two largest political parties in the U.K. after being asked about the "special relationship" between the American and British governments. "It is so special to me, personally, and I think it is very special between our countries. There´s just a—not just a common language—but a common

  


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What’s a caliphate? News puts
focus on ancient form of government
McClatchy Newspapers, by Lindsay Wise    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/5/2014 5:20:05 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — When the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria announced Sunday that it was changing its name and reviving the caliphate, the news lit up the Internet and headlined news reports around the world. But what is a caliphate? And what is the self-described Islamic State hoping to achieve with its declaration? The answers, experts say, have more to do with the Sunni militant group’s rivalry with al Qaida than with any plan to replicate the last caliphate, which was abolished in 1924 after the fall of the Ottoman Empire. Understanding the history of the caliphate and its powerful symbolism is key

Hispanics Split Over
Obama’s Border Meltdown
Daily Caller, by Neil Munro    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/5/2014 5:14:08 AM     Post Reply
Polls show that American Latinos have deeply ambivalent views about the 100,000-plus illegal immigrants flooding across the American border with Mexico. Lopsided majorities say they want tighter border security and lopsided majorities say they illegal immigrants to be accepted. “There are Hispanics who are conflicted, because they worry about the quality of life, immigrants coming into their neighborhoods [and] about their jobs,” said Ruben Navarette, a native Californian and a nationally syndicated columnist. “When the [political] water is calm and immigration is not a hot issue, you get Hispanics engaged in discussions saying ‘I worry about border security and jobs,’

The Summer´s Most Unread Book Is…
Wall Street Journal, by Jordan Ellenberg    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/5/2014 5:09:41 AM     Post Reply
It´s beach time, and you´ve probably already scanned a hundred lists of summer reads. Sadly overlooked is that other crucial literary category: the summer non-read, the book that you pick up, all full of ambition, at the beginning of June and put away, the bookmark now and forever halfway through chapter 1, on Labor Day. The classic of this genre is Stephen Hawking´s "A Brief History of Time," widely called "the most unread book of all time." How can we find today´s greatest non-reads? Amazon´s "Popular Highlights" feature provides one quick and dirty measure. Every book´s Kindle page lists the five

Californians Keep Up
With Joneses’ Water Use
New York Times, by Ian Lovett    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/5/2014 5:04:51 AM     Post Reply
LOS ANGELES — For all the doomsday proclamations about the historic drought that has this state in a chokehold, here is what Californians have done to save water: not much. In five months since the drought emergency was declared, Californians have cut their water consumption only 5 percent compared with recent years, according to state officials — a far cry from the 20 percent that Gov. Jerry Brown called for in January. So, faced with apparent indifference to stern warnings from state leaders and media alarms, cities across California have encouraged residents to tattle on their neighbors for wasting water — and

  


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At Mensa gathering, smart is the rule
Boston Globe, by Billy Baker    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/5/2014 5:02:55 AM     Post Reply
Inside the largest gathering of certified “geniuses” in human history, held in Boston this week, sits a table covered in stacks of stickers. The stickers are round dots, in four colors, and each person must pick a sticker and place it on their badge for the Annual Gathering of Mensa. It is part of a hugging game they play. A green dot means “hug freely.” Yellow means “ask first.” Red is a clear “no.” A Blue dot means you are single. “It’s kind of like a traffic light,” said Tom Schnorrenberg, a 40-year-old from Tewksbury who was staffing the sticker table, dressed

U.S. Military Turns to
Hollywood to Outfit the
Soldier of the Future
Wall Street Journal, by Don Nissenbaum    Original Article
Posted By: pineledger- 7/5/2014 4:58:55 AM     Post Reply
San Fernando, Calif.—The Oscar-nominated designers at Legacy Effects have outfitted such memorable movie warriors as The Terminator, RoboCop, Captain America and Iron Man. The special-effects company is now at work on what seems a mission impossible: Building an Iron Man-style suit to protect and propel elite U.S. troops by encasing them in body armor equipped with an agile exoskeleton to enable troops to carry hundreds of pounds of gear. The 3-D printers that once churned out parts for actor Robert Downey Jr.´s red and gold movie armor are making pieces for a Pentagon prototype. Military officials recently examined three designs,

EPA doles out helpful, yet
depressing summer safety tips
Washington Examiner [DC], by Ashe Schow    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/5/2014 4:57:01 AM     Post Reply
We live in a post-apocalyptic world, but summer is a time when the pollution and hordes of flesh-eating zombies dissipate just enough so that you can leave your makeshift bomb shelters without a gas mask. To that end, the Environmental Protection Agency - the people responsible for unleashing ghosts on Manhattan - has some helpful tips on how to spend your summer suspecting danger and disease at every corner. 1. Careful where you breathe “People with heart and lung disease, older adults and children are at greater risk from the presence of pollutants in the air and should closely monitor

Romney Was Right on
Several Major Issues, Observers Say
- Thread Closed
Newsmax, by Todd Beamon    Original Article
Posted By: geo11- 7/5/2014 4:56:03 AM     Post Reply
In the nearly 20 months since Mitt Romney lost the election to President Barack Obama, many of the former Massachusetts governor´s predictions have played out on the world stage. For instance, Romney called Russia the nation´s "number one geopolitical foe"; he pledged strong support for Israel amid tense relations with Iran and other neighbors; declared that corporations are "people" — and said that illegal immigration remained a continued threat to the American economy. As many realities have developed in the U.S. and abroad, Romney´s popularity has increased in national polls — and it is believed that he is considering a White House

Privacy Group Files Formal Complaint
with Feds Over Facebook´s Mood Study
Atlantic Wire, by Polly Mosendz    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/5/2014 4:46:12 AM     Post Reply
The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC,) which advocates for digital privacy, has filed a formal complaint with the Federal Trade Commission over the 2012 Facebook mood manipulation study. EPIC claims Facebook violated laws when it conducted this experiment, as users did not know they were being studied, and did not give their consent. The formal complaint states, "At the time of the experiment, Facebook did not state in the Data Use Policy that user data would be used for research purposes. Facebook also failed to inform users that their personal information would be shared with researchers." While Facebook has not issued an

  



Madness on the border
Washington Times, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/5/2014 4:37:57 AM     Post Reply
The spirit of independence is alive in Murrieta, Calif., where townspeople heard that the federal government was about to send 170 illegal-alien children flooding across the border to their town in Riverside County. Three hundred residents stood in front of the buses, blocking the way. The federales withdrew, rerouting the buses to San Diego. But soon, the federales were on their way back. Allowing a crowd to block a public highway can’t be tolerated, but “the humanitarian crisis” on the border is the work of President Obama. The wishes of Murrieta are of no concern to this administration. No one can

National Heartburn, Even
With an Improving Economy
Weekly Standard, by Irving M. Stelzer    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/5/2014 4:25:32 AM     Post Reply
After celebrating our Declaration of Independence from the British oppressor, we will return to work Monday having consumed 155 million hot dogs and, for some 41 million of us, bucked traffic jams, long security lines at airports, or storm-induced flight delays in order to visit family or whatever place attracts us in this huge country of ours. The weekend began on a high note after a modestly strong jobs report on Thursday. Non-farm payroll employment, the “jobs” in the “jobs report,” rose by 288,000 in June, and the figures for April and May were revised upward by 29,000 jobs. The

Hillary’s disturbed
New York Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/5/2014 4:22:52 AM     Post Reply
Hillary Clinton says she’s “deeply disturbed” by the Supreme Court decision this week to uphold Hobby Lobby’s rights under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Basically, the former first lady, senator and secretary of state is saying the court is letting bosses who oppose contraception impose their religious views on employees. Of course, it does nothing of the kind. For one thing, Hobby Lobby has no objection to — and continues to pay for — 16 forms of birth control. It’s just one reason The Washington Post gave Hillary “Two Pinocchios” for her claims. It helps to remember that the 1993 law that determined

The tragedy of the Arabs
The Economist, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/5/2014 4:10:55 AM     Post Reply
A THOUSAND years ago, the great cities of Baghdad, Damascus and Cairo took turns to race ahead of the Western world. Islam and innovation were twins. The various Arab caliphates were dynamic superpowers—beacons of learning, tolerance and trade. Yet today the Arabs are in a wretched state. Even as Asia, Latin America and Africa advance, the Middle East is held back by despotism and convulsed by war. Hopes soared three years ago, when a wave of unrest across the region led to the overthrow of four dictators—in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen—and to a clamour for change elsewhere, notably in Syria.

Biz executives pay fines for Florida
vet facing eviction over flower pot flag
Fox News, by Karl de Vries & Perry Chiaramonte    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/5/2014 4:07:15 AM     Post Reply
In an act of patriotism this Fourth of July, a pair of business executives has paid the fines for a Florida veteran who faced foreclosure for displaying a small American flag in a flower pot on his front stoop. The two senior executives for Los Angeles-based Lear Capital had read the story of 73-year-old Larry Murphree, of Jacksonville, whose homeowners association at Tides Condominium at Sweetwater began hitting him with fines of $100 a day last year for violating his homeowners association’s flag display rules, and have offered to pay the bill which has climbed into the thousands. “When we read his

Michelle Obama Fights
GOP On School Lunch Rules
Associated Press, by Darlene Superville    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/5/2014 4:00:37 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON-- First ladies typically avoid getting into public scraps, but Michelle Obama has jumped into perhaps her biggest battle yet. She´s fighting a House Republican effort to soften a central part of her prized anti-childhood obesity campaign and she says she´s ready "to fight until the bitter end." Mrs. Obama even mocked the GOP effort in an opinion column and argued her case before her Twitter followers. "Remember a few years ago when Congress declared that the sauce on a slice of pizza should count as a vegetable in school lunches?" she wrote in The New York Times. "You don´t have to be

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