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Rhode Island Shows Blue-State
Model Of Activist Government
Is Built To Fail
Investor´s Business Daily, by Aaron Renn    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/7/2014 10:58:30 PM     Post Reply
Progressives say the blue-state model works. After all, states like California, Massachusetts and New York have some of the nation´s wealthiest and best-educated populations. But many are also basket cases, reeling from problems ranging from high costs of living and widening income inequality to chronic fiscal crises. And leading blue states often possess unique assets that protect them, at least for a time, from the full economic consequences of their public policies. What happens when the blue-state model is tried in a place without the advantages of a favorable climate, educational hubs and fortress industries? What happens when you go

Millennials get cut off at the polls
Washington Post, by Catherine Rampell    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/7/2014 10:48:01 PM     Post Reply
First they came for blacks, and we said nothing. Then they came for Latinos, poor people and married women, and we again ignored the warning signs. Now, after our years of apathy, they’re coming for us: the nation’s millennials. Across the country, Republican state policymakers have hoisted barriers to voting by passing voter-ID laws and curtailing electoral accommodations such as same-day registration and early voting. These policy changes are allegedly intended to eradicate the imagined scourge of voter fraud, but the real point seems to be voter suppression. For a time, the targeted populations were primarily racial,

The divided states of Obama
Washington Post, by Michael Gerson    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/7/2014 10:45:34 PM     Post Reply
The headline — “Poll: Obama worst president since World War II” — was both provocative and misleading. The Quinnipiac University survey did, indeed, place President Obama at the top of the worst since FDR. But this was largely a measure of partisan concentration. Republicans were united in their unfavorable historical judgment of Obama. Democrats divided their votes (and would insist, I’d imagine, that they have more options to choose from). We already know that Obama is a highly polarizing figure. But beneath the headline, the poll identified serious problems for the president. Fifty-four percent of respondents said the Obama administration

  


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Obama’s ‘imperial presidency’
doesn’t rule much of anything
Washington Post, by Dana Milbank    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/7/2014 10:42:22 PM     Post Reply
On either end of Lafayette Square on Monday, you could observe the receding power of the Obama presidency. On the north side, across from the White House, stands St. John’s Episcopal Church, “the Church of the Presidents,” where every president since James Madison has worshiped. But there was no sanctuary for President Obama at St. John’s on Monday; it was hosting a protest against him. More than 100 Latinos — a constituency that has been a reliable part of Obama’s political base — stood on the church steps as speakers denounced Obama’s pledge to hasten deportations of children illegally crossing

Miss. GOP certifies Cochran
victory over McDaniel
Associated Press, by Emily Wagster Pettus & Jeff Amy    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/7/2014 10:35:53 PM     Post Reply
JACKSON, Miss. — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran won the state´s Republican primary runoff over challenger Chris McDaniel by 7,667 votes, according to a certification made by the state Republican Party and submitted to the Secretary of State on Monday, the legal deadline. The result was wider than the 6,800-vote win counted by The Associated Press after the June election. Tallies usually change as county parties examine provisional ballots and finalize results. McDaniel, a state senator from Ellisville, has said he intends to challenge his loss. He said he believes that possibly thousands of voters cast ballots in both the Democratic

Family Of Cop-Killer: If Officer
Had Stayed In His Car, He
Wouldn’t Have Been Shot
Independent Journal Review, by Mike Miller    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/7/2014 10:22:17 PM     Post Reply
(Video) The family of a man who used a semi-automatic rifle to kill an Indianapolis police officer Saturday night says it isn’t fair that the alleged shooter – Major Davis, Jr. – should “keep being dragged through the mud.” They also blamed the officer for not staying in his police car. As reported by WISH-TV, Davis was seen brandishing a semi-automatic rifle Saturday night in Indianapolis, which led to a 911 call that dispatched police to look for him: When IMPD Officer Perry Renn found Davis at 34th Street and Forest Manor Avenue, Davis opened fire on Officer Renn. Davis

Rick Perry Wants Meeting With
Obama, Not Handshake
Wall Street Journal, by Colleen McCain Nelson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/7/2014 10:18:04 PM     Post Reply
When President Barack Obama arrives in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday, Gov. Rick Perry won’t be there to greet the commander in chief. The Texas governor’s office said the White House had invited Mr. Perry to meet the president on the tarmac in Austin. But in a letter Mr. Perry sent Monday, he told the president: Thanks, but no thanks. Instead, Mr. Perry suggested the two meet privately to discuss the surge in children and other migrants from Central America illegally crossing the U.S. border. “I appreciate the offer to greet you at Austin-Bergstrom Airport, but a quick handshake on the

  


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Boehner to Obama: Good Chance
for Amnesty Bill in Next Congress
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/7/2014 10:09:16 PM     Post Reply
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) reportedly told President Barack Obama that there would be a good chance of passing a comprehensive amnesty bill in the next Congress, which the GOP may control. On June 24, when Boehner told Obama there would not be a vote on amnesty legislation this year, he reportedly told him "that he believed there was a good chance a comprehensive bill could pass in the next Congress." According to a National Journal report, Obama, when meeting with pro-amnesty advocates last week to inform them that he would be pressing ahead with executive actions to ease deportations,

Leaked Internal DHS Report Admits
Lack of Deportation Significant
Factor in Border Crisis
Breitbart Texas, by Brandon Darby    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/7/2014 10:02:12 PM     Post Reply
HOUSTON, Texas— A leaked internal Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) indicates that recent public assertions made by the Administration were at best half-truths regarding the deportations and motivations of the waves of minors illegally entering the United States. The leaked report´s release date is identified as June 3, 2014. The internal report was leaked to Breitbart Texas by a trusted law enforcement source in DHS who wishes to remain unidentified. The report, identified as “De-Classified” and “Law Enforcement Sensitive,” reveals the fact that only 0.1 percent of the Central American minors illegally entering

Los Angeles to Stop Honoring Federal
Immigration Detainer Requests
Breitbart California, by Daniel Nussbaum    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/7/2014 9:57:06 PM     Post Reply
The city of Los Angeles has joined Orange County, Riverside County, and other cities nationwide in ending the practice of holding illegal immigrant inmates past their scheduled release dates, characterizing the practice as "unconstitutional" under a recent federal court ruling. L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and police Chief Charlie Beck announced the decision in a joint statement released Monday, according to NBC News. "Until this area of the law is further clarified by the courts, effective immediately the Los Angeles Police Department will no longer honor immigration detainer requests submitted by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE)," the statement read. In addition

Muslim Brotherhood Org that Met
with Obama WH Calls for Islamic
War Against Israel
Breitbart´s Big Peace, by Jordan Schachtel    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/7/2014 9:50:47 PM     Post Reply
The head of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), a Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated group, called upon fellow Islamists and Arabs to declare holy war against Israel “for the sake of Palestine.” According to a translation provided by the Center for Security Policy: Dr. Ali Al-Qaradaghi – the Secretary General of the International Union of Muslim Scholars – called on the Islamic and Arab peoples to rise up in all parts of the world for the sake of Palestine and Jerusalem since it is the central issue of the nation, and therefore pressure must be placed on the governments and institutions to carry

  


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Jason Chaffetz: Mitt
Romney will run —and win
Politico, by Nick Gass    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/7/2014 9:43:49 PM     Post Reply
At least one House Republican thinks Mitt Romney will make another run for the White House in 2016 — and this time, he says the 2012 runner-up will emerge victorious. “I think he actually is gonna run for president. He probably doesn’t want me to say that,” Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) told host Chris Matthews on MSNBC’s “Hardball” on Monday. Chaffetz also backed the former Massachusetts governor early in the GOP nomination process for 2012. “A hundred times he says he’s not, but Mitt Romney has always accomplished what he’s set out to do. I think he’s proven right on

Obama: migrant children must go
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Justin Sink    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/7/2014 9:35:53 PM     Post Reply
The White House on Monday insisted most of the thousands of unaccompanied minors flooding across the border will be deported. The firm position came as President Obama was set to travel to Texas, the center of a growing firestorm over the nation’s inability to prevent illegal immigrants from entering the country. Obama is set to hold fundraisers in Dallas and Austin during the two-day trip, but he has no plans to visit the border, where officials have struggled for months to contain a wave of minors seeking refuge in the United States. The president has come under criticism from members of both

US “Vetted Moderate” Free Syrian
Army Brigades Surrender Weapons,
Pledge Allegiance to Islamic State
PJ Media, by Patrick Poole    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/7/2014 9:32:40 PM     Post Reply
The heart of the Obama Administration’s policy to overthrow Assad in Syria has been the Free Syrian Army (FSA), which has been provided by U.S. taxpayer-financed weapons training, small arms, and most recently, TOW anti-tank missiles. This has been done under the pretense that the State Department has carefully selected the FSA as “vetted moderates”, ensuring that those weapons wouldn’t end up in the hands of Al-Qaeda-affiliated groups or the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). Many, including myself, have scoffed at this policy since the State Department has a poor track record in recent decades of identifying “vetted moderates”, expressing

Obama Skips Border Visit to
Fundraise with Violent Revenge
Fantasy Film Director
PJ Media, by Bryan Preston    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/7/2014 9:24:53 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama visits Texas later this week. As will also be the case when he visits Colorado this week, local Democrats will run from being photographed with him. Wendy Davis avoided being seen with the president the last time he visited the state. The president is taking some heat for his decision not to visit the Texas-Mexico border while he is in Texas. That border is in chaos, thanks in no small part to Obama’s lax policies. A leaked DHS memo makes it clear that the Obama administration has slowed down deportations, and that policy is driving much of the

  


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Barack Obama doesn´t know
what @BarackObama says
Washington Examiner, by Spencer Brown    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/7/2014 9:19:15 PM     Post Reply
Children from Central America are crossing our southern border by the hundreds, Iraq is a smoldering mess, and it´s hard to say how long it might be until Israel and Palestine declare all out war, but first, some important news on presidential Twitter protocol. When asked about who composes or approves tweets sent from the President´s @BarackObama account, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest pointed out that "The @BarackObama twitter handle is maintained by OFA," which is Organizing for Action, the political organization that is the "offshoot" of Obama´s campaign machinery, Obama for America. "That is a Twitter handle that is

Obama to immigration groups: I’ll
press my executive power to the limit
spare millions from deportation
Hot Air, by Allahpundit    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/7/2014 9:10:25 PM     Post Reply
Just making sure that this Major Garrett scoop from late last week doesn’t get lost in the holiday shuffle. Takeaway: Obama’s going big on executive amnesty. Obama told the groups what they had been dying to hear—that he was going to condemn House Republicans for inaction and set the most expansive legal course permissible to beef up border security, slow deportations of noncriminal aliens, and provide legal status to millions of undocumented workers—all by himself… Obama made it clear he would press his executive powers to the limit. He gave quiet credence to recommendations from La Raza and other immigration

Obama won´t look at the illegal
immigration crisis but he´ll
raise funds off it
Washington Examiner, by Charles Hoskinson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/7/2014 9:04:51 PM     Post Reply
Illegal immigrants continue to pour across the southwestern U.S. border, overwhelming both the border security apparatus and the immigration system. The flood of tens of thousands of people, mostly children, from Central America has reached crisis proportions, with temporary camps opened in military bases to house them as authorities decide how to deal with their cases. Given the high level of emotion surrounding the issue -- and accusations by Republicans that his actions spurred the flood -- you´d think President Obama would want to get a personal view of what´s going on when he travels this week to Texas, epicenter of the

State Dept: Hamas Does Not Play
A Role in Palestinian Govt
Washington Free Beacon, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/7/2014 8:58:49 PM     Post Reply
State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki stated Monday that the U.S. government does not believe Hamas plays a role in the Palestinian government. CNN reporter Elise Labott questioned Psaki about the United States’ continued support for the Palestinian unity government, saying, “You’ve seen the comments that are coming out of Hamas. And now that the U.S. has, in effect, kind of accepted the fact that Hamas is now in this unity government, you would think that as leader of this unity government, it would be incumbent on President Abbas to rein in or take — you know, try and maintain some kind

Harry Reid: ‘We’re going to
do something’ on Hobby Lobby
Politico, by Seung Min Kim    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/7/2014 8:48:20 PM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday that Democrats will take up legislation in the “coming weeks” to address last month’s Supreme Court decision that allowed some employers with religious objections to opt out of Obamacare’s contraception mandate. Democrats on Capitol Hill have overwhelmingly criticized the high court’s ruling in the Hobby Lobby case and are working to craft a response that would restore the coverage, though no specifics have yet been outlined. “We’re going to do something about the Hobby Lobby legislation,” Reid said on the Senate floor Monday as he ticked off the Senate’s to-do list over the

  



Putin as Goldilocks
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 7/7/2014 8:42:23 PM     Post Reply
In the story of the Three Bears, Goldilocks samples 3 bowls of porridge left on the breakfast table by perambulatory bruins. One bowl was too hot; the other too cold; but one was just right. The Russian bear, according to the Economist, was in the same position in relation to the conflict in Ukraine. (Snip) Will Putin, having failed to find the “just right” porridge, now give it up? Pavel Felgenhauer in another Jamestown article says “the Kremlin apparently believes the time is ripe for a decisive drive to undermine U.S. influence and power worldwide and hit at the transatlantic

John Walsh Takes on NRA, Vows
to Continue Piers Morgan´s Gun-
Control Campaign on CNN
Wrap News Inc., by Tim Molloy    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/7/2014 8:40:56 PM     Post Reply
“The Hunt” host says Vice President Joe Biden agreed with him that politicians are “scared s—less” of the NRA Piers Morgan is gone from CNN, but new host John Walsh plans to continue his campaign for gun control. Besides hosting “America´s Most Wanted” and advocating for victims’ rights, Walsh has been a longtime advocate of background checks and other safety measures. He said he would continue that fight now that he is joining CNN as the host of “The Hunt,” a new show about catching fugitives. “I am the guy that has seen both sides of the issue,” Walsh told

Report: 300,000 Central American
immigrants heading to U.S.
Hot Air, by Noah Rothman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/7/2014 8:33:58 PM     Post Reply
This is… troubling. The ongoing and apparently worsening calamity at the southern border as protected individuals like Central American women and children stream across the border is not merely a humanitarian and political crisis but a health crisis as well. While the influx of immigrants is not being curtailed, the health risks associated with that inflow are apparently being mitigated. “It’s getting better,” said U.S. Border Patrol Council Shawn Moran in an interview with San Antonio’s WOAI. “Everyone is being screened and receiving medical care.” That’s nice, but buried at the bottom of that report was a deeply disturbing revelation that the federal

Mississippi GOP primary repeat could be
headed for THREE-PEAT as lawyer says
he´ll be ´surprised´ if he doesn´t find enough
fraud to trigger yet ANOTHER election
Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/7/2014 8:22:03 PM     Post Reply
The Mississippi tea party brawl isn´t over yet, an attorney for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel told reporters on Monday, and the insurgent conservative´s campaign expects to find evidence of enough voter fraud in the June 24 primary runoff to trigger a new election. That would be the third bare-knuckle contest between McDaniel and six-term senator Thad Cochran, a 76-year-old moderate Republican whose embrace of immigration reform and other liberal-leaning policies made him a prime target for the tea party movement. McDaniel campaign counsel Mitch Tynersaid Monday that he ´would be surprised if we don’t find´ enough fraudulent votes

Conyers, Detroit Water Brigade
vow fight to help those
threatened by shut-offs
The Detroit News, by Steve Pardo    Original Article
Posted By: barbcrose- 7/7/2014 7:13:03 PM     Post Reply
U.S. Rep. John Conyers vowed Monday to fight for Detroiters whose water is being cut off and said he would seek federal aid. Conyers, speaking Monday in the city for a newly formed coalition called the Detroit Water Brigade, said the water issue is “the most important item on my agenda. This is a national issue,” the Detroit congressman said.“Water is a human right. It’s necessary for life.”

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