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Did Obama Lose His Pen
and Phone at the Border?
Investor´s Business Daily, by IBD Staff    Original Article
Posted By: RustMB- 7/11/2014 9:37:40 AM     Post Reply
Leadership: All year long, President Obama has bragged that if Congress didn´t act on his legislative agenda, he´d do so on his own. But when it comes to the border crisis, he says his hands are tied. Back in January, Obama labeled 2014 a "year of action." He said, "I´ve got a pen and I´ve got a phone" and promised to use them to "take executive actions and administrative actions" if Congress failed to get things done. The White House even issued a "year of action" report this week, which includes "40 actions" Obama has taken (not counting the dozens of unilateral

From Muslim to Mormon, Obama
divides the nation by religion too
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 7/11/2014 9:28:26 AM     Post Reply
When Barack Obama was first running for the White House, way back in 2007 when a billion dollars seemed like a lot of money, he presented himself as the Great Uniter. Someone whose freshness, mixed race and background would bridge America´s inherent diversities and even end the "bitter, partisan divide" afflicting Washington. [Snip] At one time or another Obama has pitted Americans against each other by class, education, income, union membership, birth control use, tax status, climate beliefs, gender and wealth. This morning comes a Gallup Poll revealing that Obama splits Americans by religion.

President Obama´s buzzed
on suds great adventure
Fox News, by Sarah Palin    Original Article
Posted By: Vastrightwingconspirator- 7/11/2014 9:28:09 AM     Post Reply
President Obama was absolutely swamped the other night, staving off the munchies at a pizza party in the Mile High city, hobnobbing as headliner at numerous Democrat shindigs, collecting big bucks from big donors all day. Whew. Exhausting. Especially exhausting must be trying to change pace and pivot through the fundraising parties, knowing they’re thrown by those much maligned “fat cats” (Obama’s words, not mine). The president conveniently disparages these fat cats in public, but in private their group hugs are a whole lot of cuddlin,’ purrin’ and rolling over for more tummy tickling from the one who feeds them.

  


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The Obama Administration’s
Human Trafficking
Canada Free Press, by Arnold Ahlert    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/11/2014 9:25:25 AM     Post Reply
At a Senate hearing Wednesday, Health and Human Services Acting Assistant Secretary for the Administration for Children and Families Mark Greenberg admitted that, even if the Obama administration knew it was releasing Unaccompanied Alien Children (UACs) to other illegal aliens, they would do so based on the “totality of the circumstances” that apparently justifies such irresponsibility. However, when pressed by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), Greenburg made it clear the Obama administration doesn’t even want to know to whom they are releasing the children, disclosing the reality that HHS does “not verify the immigration status of the individual.” Pressed further by Coburn,

Alexander challenger picks
up Tea Party endorsement
The Hill (Washington, D.C.), by Abby Smith    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/11/2014 9:23:41 AM     Post Reply
Sen. Lamar Alexander´s (R-Tenn.) primary challenger, Tennessee state Rep. Joe Carr, picked up another national Tea Party endorsement Thursday, the same day he released a new statewide radio ad. The issue at the center of both the Tea Party Patriots’ endorsement and Carr’s new ad is Alexander’s alleged support for “amnesty” for illegal immigrants, a charge Carr has made central to his campaign against the senator. The Tea Party Patriots endorsement praised Carr as a "genuine leader" in the fight against illegal immigration, criticizing Alexander for being one of the 14 Republicans to vote for the reform bill that passed the Senate

Report: Feinstein Compares Immigrant
Children To Jews Fleeing Nazi Germany
CBS News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/11/2014 9:21:47 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON – Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., reportedly made a comparison between “boatloads of Jewish immigrants” turned away from the U.S. as they attempted escape from Nazi Germany during World War II and the current influx of illegal immigrants coming across the border today. As President Barack Obama met with Texas Gov. Rick Perry and other Republican and Democratic officials to discuss the ongoing border crisis, Feinstein joined several Democrats in criticizing moves to deport thousands of Central American unaccompanied illegal children back to their respective countries, Boston.com reports. “I think we’d better think twice,” Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., said. Feinstein then reportedly

Conservative donors stay the
course against GOP establishment
Politico, by Tarini Parti    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/11/2014 9:19:27 AM     Post Reply
Conservative donors fueling the civil war within the Republican Party are showing no signs of surrender, despite recent losses in primaries and mounting criticism that the groups to which they are giving might damage the GOP’s prospects at winning control of the Senate. The top conservative groups — Club for Growth and Senate Conservatives Fund — have spent more than $10 million on ads and direct contributions to endorsed candidates in 2014 so far, but they’ve won only in races where establishment groups were largely on the sidelines or supported the same candidate. Donors funding these outside groups aren’t demanding their money

  


  

Illegal immigrants showing up at border with
‘Yes we can’ Obama shoes: report
Washington Times, by Douglas Ernst    Original Article
Posted By: happywarrior- 7/11/2014 9:19:01 AM     Post Reply
Shoes with President Obama’s face and the campaign slogan “Yes we can” are apparently showing up on the feet of illegal immigrants along the U.S. southern border. The conservative writer and filmmaker Dennis Michael Lynch posted the images on his Facebook page Wednesday. Mr. Lynch said that the pictures were sent to him by U.S. Border Patrol agents. “I’ve received two sets of photos from two contacts at the border,” Mr. Lynch said on his Facebook page. “I cannot validate the authenticity of the pictures. But I can say the agents who sent these to me [are] among a handful

Obama Administration Mum on Germany´s
Expulsion of CIA Station Chief
Cybercast News Service, by Patrick Goodenough    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/11/2014 9:14:57 AM     Post Reply
A State Department spokeswoman demurred Thursday when asked if the U.S. would respond to Germany’s expulsion of the CIA’s station chief at the embassy in Berlin over fresh allegations of U.S. spying on its European ally. “As you know, we’ve had a range of discussions with Germany over the course of the last several months, and I expect those will continue,” Jen Psaki told a press briefing. “But those will happen through diplomatic channels,” she said, adding that “our relationship is better served by having those take place through those channels.” Asked directly whether the administration was considering expelling somebody

´Sleepy´ Obama going through the motions
American Thinker, by Rick Moran    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/11/2014 9:11:24 AM     Post Reply
Some remarkable - and frightening - photos of President Obama that show just how disengaged he´s become. As crisis at home and around the world mount, the president is withdrawing and making it plain to those willing to see that the presidency doesn´t interest him anymore. Peggy Noonan´s July 4 op-ed in the Wall Street Journal laid out the case for the president´s apparent ennui: In a truly stunning piece in early June, Politico´s Carrie Budoff Brown and Jennifer Epstein interviewed many around the president and reported a general feeling that events have left him—well, changed. He is "taking fuller

Pat Roberts Claims His Children Attended
School in Kansas-But They Only
Did for Less than a Year
Bretbart´s Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 7/11/2014 8:37:46 AM     Post Reply
Fending off persistent questions about his residency status, Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) noted in a radio interview last week that “my kids went to school” in Dodge City, Kansas, as a means of demonstrating his ties to the state he represents roughly 1,400 miles away in Washington, D.C. But a close inspection of that claim shows his children only attended school there for about three months, and attended and graduated from high school in Alexandria, Virginia, although they later attended college in Kansas. “We have declared Dodge [City] our residency; our kids went to school there. Every time I get an opponent,

  


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When Politics Trumps Border Security
Tribune Content Agency, LLC, by Jonah Goldberg    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 7/11/2014 8:11:02 AM     Post Reply
All you need to do is look at the headlines out of Central America to see why tens of thousands of children are ending up at our border. “In Columbia [sic], Rising Violence Breeds New Doubts” (New York Times); “Guatemala Seen Slipping Into a Haven For Drugs” (Los Angeles Times); “Democracy Jeopardized as New Wave of Violence Sweeps Guatemala” (AP); “The Volcano That Is Guatemala” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch); “A New Dark Age for Latin America?” (Miami Herald); “Murder Soars in El Salvador” (Washington Post); “Social Breakdown Turns Deadly in Guatemala” (Washington Post); “Roadside Rampage:

Federal judge to IRS: Explain these “lost”
e-mails, please … under oath
Hot Air, by ED MORRISSEY    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 7/11/2014 8:07:41 AM     Post Reply
The excuse of “the hard drive ate my homework” flies just as well in federal court as it does in any middle school, it seems. After Judicial Watch filed a complaint over the lack of notice on their FOIA demand that the Lois Lerner e-mails no longer existed, a federal judge ordered the IRS to explain what happened within 30 days — and that explanation has to come under oath: A federal judge on Thursday ordered the IRS to explain under oath how it lost a trove of emails to and from a central figure in the agency’s tea party

Boehner, McConnell blast
Obama border request
Associated Press, by Alicia A. Caldwell and Erica Werner    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 7/11/2014 8:07:15 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Congressional Republican leaders on Thursday blasted President Barack Obama´s emergency spending request for the border crisis, saying Obama caused the problem and now wants Congress to sign off on more of the same. Related Stories Possible compromise on Obama border request Associated Press Possible compromise emerges on US border crisis Associated Press Obama skips border visit as immigration woes mount Associated Press Obama heads to Texas with no plans to visit border Associated Press Obama to address immigration crisis in Texas Associated Press "We´re not giving the president a blank check," said Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, as dispute over how to deal with tens

Why Obamacare As We
Know It May Not Survive
Fiscal Times, by Eric Pianin    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 7/11/2014 8:05:09 AM     Post Reply
Obamacare could take another spin in front of the Supreme Court – with vastly uncertain consequences. Harvard legal scholar Laurence H. Tribe warned Tuesday of a “very high risk” that a crucial aspect of Obamacare – its government subsidies provision – could fall victim to a major legal challenge being mounted by conservatives. That is why, he also said, that the Supreme Court will almost certainly get “a second bite of the apple” in determining the fate of President Obama’s signature health law, with uncertain consequences.

  


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CNN’s Jake Tapper Demolishes
PLO Spokeswoman
Washington Free Beacon, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 7/11/2014 8:03:04 AM     Post Reply
CNN’s Jake Tapper thoroughly demolished and exposed as a liar one of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s foremost purveyors of propaganda Thursday during a tense interview. Tapper invited former PLO spokeswoman and legal advisor Diana Buttu to explain why Hamas is launching terror rockets and trying to kill Israeli citizens. Buttu attempted to push several lies about the conflict, but was quickly shot down by Tapper. “Why is Hamas launching rockets into Israeli population centers and are any other Palestinians trying to stop them from doing so?” Tapper asked. Buttu attempted to skirt the question and claim that the Palestinians have sought a ceasefire, which

Jennifer Lopez takes a selfie with
Michelle Obama at a convention
for empowering Latinos
Daily Express [UK], by Felicity Thistlethwaite    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/11/2014 7:30:42 AM     Post Reply
They´re two powerful, independent women so it should come as no surprise that Jennifer Lopez and Michelle Obama are friends. Jennifer, known as J-Lo, shared a selfie she took of the pair yesterday on her Twitter account. The R&B singer said: "Me and my girl @FLOTUS at #LULAC national convention for the empowerment of Latinos. #represent #dreambig" Jennifer had the honour of introducing the First Lady at the League of United Latin American Citizens´ National Convention for the Empowerment of Latinos in New York yesterday. Wearing a revealing powder pink outfit, Jennifer looked ready for business as she posed with her back to

Iraq conflict:
Kurds ´seize oil fields´ in north
BBC News [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/11/2014 7:21:02 AM     Post Reply
Iraqi Kurds have taken over two oil fields, Iraq´s oil ministry says, amid a growing dispute with the government in Baghdad. Kurdish peshmerga forces seized control of production facilities at Bai Hassan and the Kirkuk oil fields, in the north of Iraq, on Friday, the ministry adds. Kurdish MPs have also withdrawn from Iraq´s central government. They did so after Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki accused the Kurds of harbouring extremists. Kurdish forces have moved into areas of north-western Iraq abandoned by the Iraqi army during the advance of Islamist insurgents led by the Isis (Islamic State in Iraq and

Ghana disputes World Cup
fans´ Brazil asylum bid
BBC News [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/11/2014 7:18:07 AM     Post Reply
Ghana´s government has said the country has no religious violence, after 200 Ghanaian World Cup fans asked for asylum in Brazil. The fans said they were Muslims fleeing religious conflict, according to Brazilian police. The group are believed to be part of a government-sponsored delegation, mainly comprising supporters of the governing party. Ghana is seen as one of West Africa´s most peaceful and prosperous countries. "The basis for this alleged request is completely false as no religious conflict is taking place in Ghana," said a statement from Deputy Information Minister Felix Kwakye Ofosu. "Ghana´s mission in Brazil has been instructed

Remember When Democrats
Booted Parentless Hispanic
Children From the U.S.?
FrontPage, by Humberto Fontova    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 7/11/2014 6:33:38 AM     Post Reply
Attorney General Eric Holder can hardly contain his tears when explaining his program titled “Justice AmeriCorps,” to provide emergency legal representation for the tens of thousands of Central American minors crashing our southern border. (Snip) And yet it was (then) Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder who concocted the “legal” cover for the INS to mace, kick, stomp, and gun-butt their way into the home of Elian Gonzalez’s legal custodians (legal U.S. citizens and residents all) on the morning of April 22, 2000, wrench a bawling 6-year-old child from his family at machine-gun point and bundle him off to Castro’s terror-sponsoring

  



Cosmo Sends A Reporter To Texas
To Declare That Texas Is The Worst
Texas Monthly, by Dan Solomon    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/11/2014 6:09:00 AM     Post Reply
If you´re a media outlet that caters to a New York or California-based audience who consider themselves to possess liberal leanings, there´s an easy way to score points: Just talk about how awful Texas is. This is such a reliable way to get cheers from your audience that last year, The Daily Show literally ran a segment called "F**k You, Texas." The idea of Texas, and its 27 million people, as an easily-stereotyped monolith is a popular one outside of our borders. That´s something that became clear, once again, when Cosmopolitan sent reporter Jill Filipovic down to learn about what´s happening

Palestinian president says Israel
are ‘hours away’ from launching
ground strike as rockets are now
fired into country from Lebanon
Daily Mail [UK], by John Hall    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/11/2014 6:07:48 AM     Post Reply
Israel is only hours away from launching a ground attack on Gaza, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has claimed. The Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization warned that the Israeli government has already approved a land operation in Gaza, and that the operation is likely to start later today. His claims come as a fresh wave of rocket attacks have hit sites in Israel--including towns in the north of the country that were fired from Lebanon. It is the first time militants in Lebanon have launched missiles following four-days of rocket attacks sent from Gaza. It is not yet known whether

Obama Talks to Netanyahu—
Did Bibi Tell Barry to Stuff It?
PJ Media, by Roger L. Simon    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/11/2014 6:03:27 AM     Post Reply
Well, maybe not stuff it, but finally someone may be standing up to America’s ultra-reactionary, fumbling, paleo-narcissistic and now hugely unpopular president — and his name is Benjamin Netanyahu. If we are to believe the Jerusalem Post, Bibi should be the leader of the free world. Arrivederci, Barry. Take your favorite nine iron and head off to Maui or the Vineyard or wherever you want to be with our blessings — as long as you stay there. From the JPost: The United States is prepared to facilitate a cessation of hostilities between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, US President Barack

Where Cruz, Rubio, and Paul Stand
on the Unaccompanied-Minors Crisis
National Journal, by Michael Catalini    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 7/11/2014 6:00:28 AM     Post Reply
A trio of potential Republican presidential candidates in the Senate is rebuffing President Obama over the influx of children from Central America across the southern border. But even as Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Rand Paul of Kentucky, and Marco Rubio of Florida blame Obama, there are differences among their critiques. Cruz took perhaps the boldest swipes at the president and his request for $3.7 billion in emergency funding to address the issue. Cruz was also the only one of the group to speak on the floor this week. Paul remained mostly quiet, having published an op-ed during the Independence

Felon, Former Black Panther Party Leader
Hosts Fundraiser for Democratic
Senate Candidate Michelle Nunn
National Review Online, by Eliana Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 7/11/2014 5:57:11 AM     Post Reply
The suggested contribution amounts for entry to a Capitol Hill fundraiser held Tuesday evening for Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn rose to $2,600 a head. The special guest advertised on the invitation was former Democratic senator Sam Nunn, the candidate’s father, who represented Georgia in Washington for over two decades. There was another guest, however, who probably turned more heads. Among the co-hosts of the of the event was Virtual Murrell, an early leader of the Black Panther Party during its militant phase and later a political consultant who, in the mid 1990s, spent time in jail for using his

The Crisis on the Border
Wall Street Journal, by Peggy Noonan    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 7/11/2014 5:50:02 AM     Post Reply
What is happening at the southern border is a true and actual crisis. News accounts justly use words like chaos, collapse and breakdown. They feature images of children—toddlers, 4- and 5-year-olds—being shuffled to warehouse holding centers, sleeping crowded at night on what look like pallets, covered only in Mylar blankets. "I never thought we´d have refugee camps in America," said Texas Sen. John Cornyn, "but that´s what it´s appearing." All this gives normal people a feeling of besiegement and foreboding. Is a nation without borders a nation? Washington´s leaders seem to recognize what´s happening as a political problem, not a real

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