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Charities warn of ´alarming´
rise in cancer test waits
Telegraph [UK], by Laura Donnelly    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/9/2014 1:23:54 PM     Post Reply
The number of patients waiting for key tests which can diagnose cancer has reached a six-year high, with a doubling in waits for some scans in the last month, official figures show. Latest monthly statistics show more than 18,000 patients waited six weeks or more for 15 diagnostic tests, including MRI and CT scans, and hearing and cardiac tests. The figure has almost trebled over the last year and is the highest it has been for six years. The statistics show that the numbers waiting at least six weeks for CT scans have doubled in just one month, from 859

Five reasons Obama may not
get his border money
Washington Examiner (DC), by Susan Ferrechio    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/9/2014 1:22:20 PM     Post Reply
President Obama is asking Congress for billions to handle a border crisis, but that doesn´t mean he´ll get it. The administration won´t get the $3.7 billion unless Republicans in the House and Senate go along with the request, but there are several reasons that may not happen. Here are five reasons why: Republicans want more of the money to go to deportations. Almost half of Obama´s $3.7 billion request would go to the Department of Health and Human Services to provide aid to the illegal arrivals. But some Republicans want more money to be spent on deportations and beefing up

On The Scene: A Kassam Rocket
Strikes a Home in Sderot
PJ Media, by David Farer    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 7/9/2014 1:21:35 PM     Post Reply
I heard two explosions, one after the other, indicating that two Kassam rockets had struck my town, Sderot, Israel, at about 1:30 last Thursday morning. Having been through the big fire of last week, when a Kassam ignited a paint factory, I looked out my window for any sign of fire. I saw none. I considered going out to look for the damage, but I knew nobody would be in the streets at that hour. Nobody would be able to direct me in the direction of the bombing. I listened for ambulance or fire-engine sirens, but I heard none. I

  


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The Question a War Veteran and
Police Officer Asked Gun-Grabbing
Politicians Deserves a Mic Drop
Independent Journal Review, by Kyle Becker    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/9/2014 1:16:53 PM     Post Reply
(Video) When politicians held a townhall to discuss repeal of the gun control measures in the SAFE act, they got a heated speech from war veteran and police officer Aaron Weiss in what has been touted as “probably the best Second Amendment speech ever.” Shortly before closing, Weiss asked the New York politicians a question with an obvious answer that says a lot about gun control advocates.

Dem. Rep. Rips Obama: ´Aloof,´
´Bizarre,´ and ´Detached´
Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/9/2014 1:08:29 PM     Post Reply
Democratic congressman Henry Cuellar ripped President Obama for being "aloof" and "detached" by not visiting the Texas border to see first hand the immigration crisis. Cuellar made the comments on MSNBC: "He´s so close to the border. And let me say this: when I saw, and I hate to use the word bizarre, but under the circumstances, when he is shown playing pool in Colorado, drinking a beer, and he can´t even go 242 miles to the Texas border, and plus, if he doesn´t want to go down to the border, there´s the Air Force Base where HHS is holding

Ray Nagin sentenced to 10 years
in prison for public corruption
Times-Picayune [New Orleans], by Ginny LaRoe    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/9/2014 1:06:07 PM     Post Reply
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Wednesday. [Snip] Nagin is set to report to prison on Sept. 8. The judge has recommended a minimum security federal detention center in Oakdale, a city in central Louisiana. U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan handed down the sentence before a packed courtroom five months after a jury convicted Nagin on 20 of 21 counts of bribery, wire fraud, tax evasion and other charges. Nagin´s wife, Seletha Nagin, joined him for sentencing, as she did every day during the two-week trial. U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan handed down

Can a Dress Code Be Racist?
PJ Media, by Walter Hudson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/9/2014 1:04:13 PM     Post Reply
“It’s the new Jim Crow being enforced in a colorblind way.” So said Michelle Horovitz, speaking to a local Fox affiliate in Minneapolis. She aimed her reference at a dress code enforced at the downtown location of Bar Louie on weekend evenings. After 9pm Thursday through Saturday, patrons will not be admitted wearing flat-billed hats, sleeveless undershirts, “excessively baggy clothing,” long plain white t-shirts, athletic apparel, or sports jerseys. Critics like Imani Vincent call Bar Louie’s restrictions racist and discriminatory against blacks. If you do not want African Americans to frequent your establishment, then maybe you should just say that and

  


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Obama Administration
Threatens Israel Under Fire
PJ Media, by Susan L. M. Goldberg    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/9/2014 12:58:01 PM     Post Reply
What do you do when you’ve got some time to kill in an Israeli bomb shelter? Start a spirited sing along, of course. If you’re a guest in the Dan Hotel in Jerusalem, your song of choice is Oseh Shalom, (A Prayer for Peace): “He who makes peace in High Places, He will make peace for us and for all Israel and let us say, Amen.” Meanwhile, at the Ha’aretz peace conference (where right-wing Israeli politicians get punched by pacifist leftists), White House Mideast chief Phillip Gordon delineated a series of thinly-veiled threats, so thinly veiled, in fact, that he

Upstairs Timelessness, Downstairs Precision
Wall Street Journal, by Laura Jacobs    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/9/2014 12:54:18 PM     Post Reply
Wilmington, Del. Had Cora Crawley married into America´s version of landed gentry instead of becoming the countess of Downton Abbey, she might have found herself living in a place like Winterthur. Home to a branch of the du Pont family (and fortune), this vast estate north of Wilmington grew larger with each generation that inhabited it and reached glorious flower with its last private owner, Henry Francis du Pont. An eminent collector of early American decorative arts, in 1951 he turned the nine-story, 175-room mansion into the enchanting Winterthur Museum. Until then the estate was a world unto itself, 982 acres

Untamed Cruz refuses to play
nice with GOP campaign arm
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Cameron Joseph    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/9/2014 12:46:03 PM     Post Reply
GOP hopes of corralling Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) during the 2014 primary season are officially dead. The defiant Republican’s brutal criticism of Sen. Thad Cochran’s (R-Miss.) reelection campaign on Tuesday — and the involvement of a group he is technically a vice chairman of, the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) — is just the latest example of the Tea Party hero refusing to play nice. That brazen approach has exacerbated already fragile relations with establishment Republicans, who believe the freshman senator is intentionally undercutting them for no reason other than furthering his own political career. Meanwhile, his conservative base is rejoicing that

Senate Democrats unveil
legislation to reverse high
court´s Hobby Lobby ruling
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Alexander Bolton    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/9/2014 12:40:26 PM     Post Reply
Senate Democrats introduced legislation on Wednesday to effectively reverse the Supreme Court’s decision last week exempting employers from having to provide insurance coverage for contraception. The law would not allow for-profit corporations to seek exemptions from the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that their health plans cover contraception costs. Religious institutions would still be able to opt out. “Our bill simply says that your boss cannot get between you and your own healthcare,” Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), the bill’s chief sponsor told reporters. “Last week, we saw the Supreme Court give CEOs and corporations across America the green light to design legally mandated

  


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Send the National Guard to ‘Chiraq’
Daily Beast, by Roland Martin    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/9/2014 12:33:58 PM     Post Reply
To save the Windy City, we have to use everything at our disposal. A major American city is quickly being lost to guns, gangs, drugs and hopelessness, and political and business leaders are giving lip service to the problem. Yet while our politicians dither, the city’s Southside and Westside residents are living in perpetual fear, afraid to walk the streets. It’s time for Mayor Rahn Emanuel to put his ego and political ambitions aside. It’s time for him to ask the state police and the National Guard to come into Chicago and assist the police department in regaining control of the city’s

Chris Christie Was Right Not to
Meet with the Parents of Sandy Hook
National Review Online, by Charles C. W. Cooke    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/9/2014 12:31:40 PM     Post Reply
We’re back to this, I see. Per Politico: Joe Scarborough on Tuesday slammed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s refusal to meet with the parents of the Sandy Hook shooting, calling his defense one of the “stupidest arguments” he’s ever heard.(Snip)As a society, we would do well to get over the idea that the victims of random violence are automatically able to give us special insights into our public policy. Sometimes they can; sometimes they can’t. Some among the parents of Sandy Hook presumably know a lot about firearms law; some know very little. But that their children were the victims of

Chelsea Clinton Follows Parents’
Lead as a Paid Speaker
New York Times, by Amy Chozick    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/9/2014 12:28:09 PM     Post Reply
There is a new Clinton paid to deliver speeches — Chelsea, the former first daughter — and she is commanding as much as $75,000 per appearance. Aides stressed that while Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton often address trade groups and Wall Street bankers, Ms. Clinton, now 34, focuses on organizations whose goals are in line with the work of the family’s philanthropic organization, the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation. Organizers said her star power helped sell tickets and raise money. And unlike her parents’ talks, Ms. Clinton’s speeches “are on behalf of the Clinton Foundation, and 100 percent of the fees

Al Qaeda to ISIS: Get Off My Lawn—The
Theological Debate Behind the Caliphate
Daily Beast, by Jamie Dettmer    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/9/2014 12:25:51 PM     Post Reply
The terrorist who’s taken over much of Syria and Iraq doesn’t need to call himself the Mahdi—he’s got social media. Is Judgment Day at hand? The man who calls himself Caliph Ibrahim and demands the allegiance of Muslims everywhere has mastered the manipulation of religious symbols in ways that resonate with gullible young Muslims and scare the hell out of some wiser ones—including many nervous Arab leaders. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, as he used to be known, has stopped short of proclaiming himself the Mahdi, a messianic figure who will appear on earth shortly before Judgment Day, but that might just be

  


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Prostitute Injected Google
Exec With Heroin, Left Him
to Die on Yacht, Police Say
ABC News, by Alyssa Newcomb    Original Article
Posted By: SoCalGal- 7/9/2014 12:23:01 PM     Post Reply
More than seven months after a Silicon Valley executive was found dead on his yacht of an apparent overdose, police said they have uncovered new video evidence that reveals he may have been murdered. Alix Tichelman, 26, who police describe as a high-end call girl, is believed to be the woman in the video injecting Forrest Hayes, 51, with heroin during a date together last November, according to Santa Cruz police. It was initially thought that Hayes, who had worked at Apple and was employed by Google at the time of his death, died of an overdose on his yacht, "The Escape."The

Curtis Strange says Tiger Woods
is lying to himself if he thinks he´s
winning this British Open
Yahoo Sports, by Shane Bacon    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 7/9/2014 12:18:23 PM     Post Reply
In just over a week, the best in the world will take on Royal Liverpool as the third major championship of the year will kick off across the pond. For the first time since Tiger Woods brilliantly out-thought Hoylake, this golf course will host the British Open, and Woods will be making his first major championship start of 2014 on this same track. The difference this time around is what we should expect from Tiger.(Snip)Strange, the captain of the 2002 Ryder Cup team, told Reuters that he thinks Tiger is lying to himself if he says he´s headed to Hoylake

Fed policy bans asking legal status
of parents who claim illegal children
Washington Times (D.C), by Stephen Dinan    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/9/2014 12:16:51 PM     Post Reply
Nearly half of all illegal immigrant children don’t show up for their deportation hearings, federal officials testified to Congress on Wednesday, underscoring just how easy it is for those surging across the border right now to disappear into the shadows. The number could be even higher for the current surge of unaccompanied children flooding across the border, who are often released to illegal immigrant parents who have no incentive to bring their children to immigration courts. And federal authorities specifically refuse to ask the legal status of the parents or relatives who come to claim the children, officials acknowledged. “We

Horsing around: Obama´s walkabout
in Denver takes a turn for the surreal
as he shakes hands with a man in
a horse´s head mask -after turning*
Associated Press, by Zoe Szathmary & Sam Webb    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/9/2014 12:10:17 PM     Post Reply
President Obama was involved in a mystifying incident when he shook hands with a man in a horse mask while meeting members of the public yesterday. Obama was pictured smiling and shaking hands with the prankster as he went on an unscheduled walkabout in Denver, Colorado. The mask became a popular internet meme a few years ago, when people started wearing the odd headgear in unusual settings and posting the pictures online. Scroll down for video -The reasons for his sartorial choice remained unclear. Obama´s Secret Service agents seemed to keep a close eye on him as he shook hands

With immigration, Obama
lets a crisis go to waste
Washington Times, by Charles Hurt    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/9/2014 11:52:01 AM     Post Reply
GULF OF MEXICO — Whatever happened to the Obama administration’s guiding principle never to let a serious crisis go to waste? Ex-White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel pronounced this shockingly brazen political principle before a group of Wall Street executives in November 2008. He said this even before President Obama took office. It was after that historic election, a time when the president was riding high on a wave of good will and political euphoria that few American politicians have ever enjoyed. It was also a time when the president’s party controlled both chambers of Congress and could have approved

  



Udall will not attend his fundraiser
featuring Obama
KUSA-TV 9News [Denver], by Brandon Rittman    Original Article
Posted By: BaseballFan- 7/9/2014 11:51:00 AM     Post Reply
Senator Mark Udall will not return to Colorado as planned to be with President Barack Obama, who is helping to raise funds for the incumbent Democrat. (Snip) On Wednesday morning, the campaign released the following statement regarding Udall skipping the fundraiser: "Due to last-minute votes and legislative activity, Mark will be unable to make the trip back to Colorado on Wednesday. The Senate has decided to vote on Wednesday to confirm the new U.S. Secretary of Housing & Urban Development, who has authority over issues like flood recovery.

MSNBC’s Chuck Todd: Obama
Admin Looks Like They’re
‘Struggling to Run the Govt’
Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/9/2014 11:47:13 AM     Post Reply
NBC’s chief White House correspondent thinks the Obama White House is really struggling to look like they are in control of the various situations that have unfolded over the last several months. While discussing the unfolding border crisis with the Morning Joe panel on Wednesday, Todd was asked by Mike Barnicle whether the White House is so tired of dealing with the crises that they are, in effect, “just mailing it in” now. Todd hesitated to describe it that way, explaining instead [emphasis ours]: They’re not mailing it in, but what it appears is this is an administration where events are controlling them.

Brazil-Germany World Cup semifinal
sets new Twitter record
Yahoo!Sports, by Sean Leahy    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/9/2014 11:46:17 AM     Post Reply
No matter what happens in Wednesday´s World Cup semifinal between Argentina and the Netherlands, it will be tough to replace Germany´s 7-1 win over Brazil in the news cycle. The host country is still in shock at the record-setting defeat and it will be interesting to see how inspired the side are for Saturday´s third-place match. The shock of the victory reverberated around the world as Germany quickly raced out to a 5-0 lead 29 minutes into the match. Twitter, as you can imagine, was quite busy with fans around the world reacting to the stunning display. According to Twitter

Police chief booted from Maryland
Ikea over service weapon
Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/9/2014 11:44:28 AM     Post Reply
A Maryland police chief was outraged after he walked into an Ikea furniture store and asked to leave because of his service weapon. Takoma Park Police Chief Alan Goldberg said he was shopping in full uniform at the Ikea in College Park on July 4 with his daughter when they were approached by a loss-prevention officer. “He says we have a no-firearms policy, and you’re either going to have to leave or you can lock your gun in the car,” the chief told a local NBCaffiliate. The store has signs posted on the front door that read “Weapons Free Environment,” the station reported. “It

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