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Obama takes his trademark ´the
science is settled´ approach to
immigration reform
Washington Examiner, by T. Becket Adams    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/11/2014 2:49:03 PM     Post Reply
President Obama is fond of writing off critics of so-called “global climate change” as "flat-earthers” who deny “settled science.” And it looks like the president is now taking that same dismissive tone with critics of his administration´s position on immigration reform. "We know that if we pass immigration reform, it´s not just good for the families, it´s good for the economy: We attract the best and the brightest; they invest here, they create jobs,” he said Wednesday night at a Democratic fundraiser in Austin, Texas. “It´s estimated that it would cut our deficit and the economy would grow by more

Illegals Sue Obama Admin for Lawyers
Breitbart Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 7/11/2014 2:41:54 PM     Post Reply
This week, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), immigrants rights groups, and a prominent law firm sued the United States government in a class-action lawsuit demanding legal representation for illegal immigrant children in deportation hearings. According to the ACLU, the "complaint charges the U.S. Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Health and Human Services, Executive Office for Immigration Review, and Office of Refugee Resettlement with violating the U.S. Constitution´s Fifth Amendment Due Process Clause and the Immigration and Nationality Act’s provisions requiring a ´full and fair hearing´ before an immigration judge."

Pakistan army admits what everyone knew:
terror leaders have escaped onslaught
Telegraph [UK], by Rob Crilly    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/11/2014 2:41:31 PM     Post Reply
Ask any Nato commander in Afghanistan what is the biggest hurdle to defeating the Taliban insurgency, and there is only ever one answer: the safe havens in Pakistan from where militants can launch strikes in safety. [Snip] Last month Pakistan acted, launching hundreds of airstrikes on targets in North Waziristan, home to the Haqqani network – considered the most deadly of Afghanistan´s insurgent groups – as well as Pakistani terrorists intent on bringing down the government in Islamabad, sectarian outfits and groups with an eye on Kashmir. Ground troops have followed, sweeping through the area. The question is: will it work?

  


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Glass houses: Obama should
probably avoid accusing the
GOP of having a bad work ethic
Washington Examiner, by T. Becket Adams    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/11/2014 2:41:13 PM     Post Reply
President Obama has spent most of the week attacking Republicans for being incompetent, unproductive, unreasonable and entirely responsible for the dysfunction that grips the nation´s capital. He started out strong Wednesday with Democratic fundraisers in Colorado, attacking Republicans for being the so-called “party of no,” and then finished with flair in Texas as he attacked the GOP for being unwilling to do its job. “Sometimes I feel like saying to these guys,” Obama said Thursday during an address in Austin, Texas, “I’m the guy doing my job. You must be the other guy.” The quip, which drew laughter from the

$66M plan would replace
dome with green space
Houston Chronicle, by Kiah Collier    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/11/2014 2:39:07 PM     Post Reply
County leaders said Thursday they are open to considering a $66 million plan devised by the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and the NFL´s Houston Texans to demolish the iconic Astrodome and turn the nearly 9-acre site into a massive outdoor space reminiscent of downtown´s Discovery Green. The two organizations – the primary tenants of the South Loop sports complex where the vacant stadium stands – briefed commissioners on their proposal this week. The project, titled the "Astrodome Hall of Fame," calls for tearing down the dome, bringing the floor to ground level and installing an open-air structure where the

Advisor: Obama, NSA use internet
to silence critics like Tea Party
Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/11/2014 2:36:31 PM     Post Reply
The Obama administration is expanding its online data search of Americans to find potential civil unrest -- like the 2010 Tea Party movement -- and squash it before they take root, a prominent financial advisor has warned clients. David John Marotta compared the administration´s efforts to those used by former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover against his critics and 1960s activists. "Targeting activists isn´t anything new. J. Edgar Hoover made it his life´s work. What has changed is the vigor with which the government has assumed its own activism against certain groups," he said. “If you wonder why the National Security Agency

The case for Obama’s impeachment:
The Constitution’s remedy for
a lawless, Imperial president
Fox News, by Sarah Palin    Original Article
Posted By: Vastrightwingconspirator- 7/11/2014 2:34:08 PM     Post Reply
The next time you hear politicians denounce Barack Obama as a lawless, imperial president with a scandal-riddled administration, ask them what they’re going to do about it. Their gnashing of teeth over Obama’s self-granted omnipotence is repetitive. Let’s agree with our ninth president, William Henry Harrison, who said there is nothing more corrupting, nothing more destructive than the exercise of unlimited power. We understand the problem. The only way for politicians to fix it is with a little less talk and a lot more action. The Constitution provides the remedy for a president who commits “high crimes and misdemeanors.”

  


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Hispanic Lawmakers to Obama:
Take ‘Executive Action’ to
Stop All Deportations
Cybercast News Service, by Penny Starr    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/11/2014 2:29:58 PM     Post Reply
Reps. Luis Guiterrez (D-Ill.) and Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) joined immigration activists Thursday in calling on President Barack Obama to stop deportations and allow illegal aliens to have work permits. It´s the latest effort to compel the president to make sweeping changes to immigration law through executive orders. The Democrats also want Obama´s Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy to apply to parents of so-called Dreamers and others, putting them on a path to citizenship as spelled out in the immigration bill (S.744) as passed by the Senate in June 2013. The House has not taken up that bill.

Flood of lawsuits to follow wave
of illegal immigrants?
Fox News, by Melissa Jacobs    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/11/2014 2:25:16 PM     Post Reply
Illegal immigrants pouring across the border could trigger a wave of lawsuits flooding the U.S. court system for years and costing taxpayers millions, according to legal experts. The American Civil Liberties Union has already sued the federal government to ensure that each of the 60,000-plus unaccompanied children who have come across the border since November gets taxpayer-funded representation at deportation hearings. But legal advocacy groups who represent illegal immigrants could file additional suits alleging improper treatment at the hands of the government. And with the system overwhelmed, there’s little doubt corners are being cut. “You can bet there is a

I´m coming back to Cleveland
Sports Illustrated, by Lebron James    Original Article
Posted By: Doctor P- 7/11/2014 2:22:07 PM     Post Reply
Before anyone ever cared where I would play basketball, I was a kid from Northeast Ohio. It’s where I walked. It’s where I ran. It’s where I cried. It’s where I bled. It holds a special place in my heart. People there have seen me grow up. I sometimes feel like I’m their son. Their passion can be overwhelming. But it drives me. I want to give them hope when I can. I want to inspire them when I can. My relationship with Northeast Ohio is bigger than basketball. I didn’t realize that four years ago. I do now. Remember when I was sitting up there at the Boys & Girls Club in 2010? I was thinking, This is really tough.

‘A Country That Cannot Protect
Its Borders Will Not Last’
Breitbart Big Government, by Donald Trump    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/11/2014 2:21:56 PM     Post Reply
Our government should immediately stop sending money to Mexico. USMC Sgt. Tahmooressi sacrified for our country, and while Obama is welcoming illegals, our Marine is locked in a Mexican jail. Mexico is allowing tens of thousands to go through their country and to our very stupid “open door” at the Mexican border. Frankly, Sgt. Tahmooressi is the only person who can’t come into our country! What is wrong with this picture? It’s clear to me that a country that cannot protect its borders will not last. What about the people at home? We are not caring for our own. That

  


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Most children crossing the border
illegally will get to stay, study finds
Daily Mail [UK], by Ryan Gorman    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/11/2014 2:18:46 PM     Post Reply
The vast majority of children apprehended crossing the U.S. - Mexico border end up staying in the country, a new study has revealed. Only 3,525 the nearly 47,000 juveniles entering the U.S. illegally were deported during fiscal year 2013 by immigration judges, researchers found--and an additional 888 were permitted to voluntarily return home. [Snip] President Barack Obama has ordered them held in shelters to provide basic human necessities while their situations are sorted out, and has insisted they will not be allowed to stay. But they are staying, and in far greater numbers than ever before. ‘They´re here, and they´re

Michelle Obama to Latinos:
We Can´t Wait for Congress
to Fix Immigration
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Charlie Spiering    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/11/2014 2:18:14 PM     Post Reply
In New York City, First Lady Michelle Obama spoke at the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) convention, promising that her husband would act on his own to fix the broken immigration system. “So make no mistake about it, we have to keep on fighting as hard as we can on immigration,” she said as the crowd cheered. “And as my husband has said, he’s going to do whatever administrative action it takes to fix this broken system.” Obama reminded the attendees that they couldn’t wait for Congress to act on their future and urged them to seize opportunities

EXCLUSIVE: TSA Allowing Illegals
to Fly Without Verifiable ID,
Says Border Patrol Union
Breitbart Texas, by Brandon Darby    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/11/2014 2:14:25 PM     Post Reply
MCALLEN, Texas—Illegal aliens are being allowed to fly on commercial airliners without valid identification, according to the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC). “The aliens who are getting released on their own recognizance are being allowed to board and travel commercial airliners by simply showing their Notice to Appear forms,” NBPC’s Local 2455 Spokesman, Hector Garza, told Breitbart Texas. “This is not the CBP [Customs and Border Protection] or another federal agency renting or leasing an aircraft, these are the same planes that the American public uses for domestic travel,” said Garza. “This just adds insult to injury. Not only are

White House willing to work with
Republicans on border spending
Reuters, by Mark Felsenthal    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/11/2014 2:08:46 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON - The White House said on Friday it would be willing to work with congressional Republicans to pass an emergency spending measure to address a flood of undocumented children attempting to cross the southwestern border but urged lawmakers to act quickly. Asked about lawmaker comments that the president´s $3.7 billion request is too high, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the situation requires the government to rapidly step up its response. "We´re open to working with Democrats and Republicans in Congress to get this done," Earnest said. "The president has moved quickly to be very clear about what specifically

  


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Pelosi: ‘I’m Like a Lioness´ When
It Comes to Protecting Children
Cybercast News Service, by Brittany M. Hughes    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/11/2014 2:03:42 PM     Post Reply
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) yesterday described herself as a “lioness” when it comes to protecting children. She also called not only for the U.S. government to process minors arriving illegally from Central America on a “case-by-case basis" but for the government to “treat the Mexican kids the way they treat the non-contiguous country kids.” “Quite frankly, I would rather they treat the Mexican kids the way they treat the non-contiguous country kids,” Pelosi said at a Capitol Hill press conference on Thursday, claiming that sending these children back to their home countries would be like “sending them back into a

GOP House committee chairman subpoenas
White House political chief over claims
Obama staffers are doing campaign
work with taxpayer funds
Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/11/2014 2:01:34 PM     Post Reply
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chair Rep. Darrell Issa sent his latest subpoena to the Obama administration on Friday, demanding testimony from the director of a controversial White House office reportedly tasked with political work on taxpayers´ dime. David Simas, the director of the White House Office of Political Strategy and Outreach, has refused to testify voluntarily but will be required to answer questions in a July 16 hearing on Capitol Hill. President Barack Obama closed the White House Office of Political Affairs in 2011, just days before an Office of Special Counsel report warned that it risked ´transforming

Obama’s Psychological Tapestry
Commentary Magazine, by Peter Wehner    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/11/2014 1:59:48 PM     Post Reply
We’re facing a humanitarian crisis on our southern border, caused in very large part by the president’s June 2012 order halting the deportation of young illegal immigrants. (The number of children who have surged across the border in the last eight months is ten times what it was in 2012.) And what is the president’s response? “Barack Obama goes after Republicans on immigration,” according to a Politico headline. Over at hotair.com Noah Rothman does a nice job documenting the president’s blame shifting. And an exasperated House Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday, “He’s been president for five-and-a-half years.

ISIS May Target Mecca for Destruction
Breitbart Texas, by Awr Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 7/11/2014 1:30:43 PM     Post Reply
As the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) leaves a path of destroyed churches and mosques in its wake, some wonder whether Mecca may also be in line for destruction. According to Fox News, ISIS "jihadists, led by self-proclaimed descendant of Prophet Muhammad Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, have already bulldozed or blown up some of the most sacred places in Iraq." Georgetown University professor Yvonne Haddad says ISIS sees "themselves as the last defenders of Islamic civilization and want to eradicate anything they see as an enemy of Islam, and any Muslim they perceive as compromising with the West." They

Australian Islamic preacher Musa
Cerantonio arrested in the Philippines
Fairfax Media [Australia], by Lindsay Murdoch *    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/11/2014 1:25:44 PM     Post Reply
Australian religious extremist Musa Cerantonio has been arrested in the Philippines after boasting he had travelled to the Middle East to join jihadists. The arrest of 29-year-old Melbourne-born Mr Cerantonio on the island of Cebu early Friday morning is a coup for Western intelligence agencies which have named him as one of the top two influential jihadist “inspirations” for fighters in Syria and Iraq. Mr Cerantonio had announced on Twitter earlier this month that he had made it successfully to the Levant – presumably either Syria or Iraq – after leaving the Philippines where he was believed to be in hiding.

  



Sunny with light missile
cover here in Tel Aviv
PJ Media, by David P. Goldman    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 7/11/2014 1:23:23 PM     Post Reply
Sunny with light missile cover in Tel Aviv this morning. I awoke to muffled thuds in the distance, Iron Dome shooting down Syrian-made missiles launched from Gaza, according to news reports. (Snip) But the broader point is that Israel will win a war of attrition. Hamas has shot off hundreds of rockets (including one that landed a few kilometers from me up north in Zichron Yaakov while I had lunch there yesterday) without causing a single injury. Iron Dome has worked brilliantly. Traffic was a bit lighter than normal last night, but there wasn’t a free table at any of

Gov. Rick Perry Reminds Us Why
We Flirted with Him in 2012
PJ Media, by Paula Bolyard    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 7/11/2014 1:14:43 PM     Post Reply
“We make men without chests and expect from them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and bid the geldings be fruitful.”? C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man There is perhaps no greater contrast between the quintessential (and nearly bygone) American masculinity and the feminized Pajama Boy we’ve come to know in recent years than the competing media narratives of Texas Governor Rick Perry and President Obama this week. While President Obama has projected the image of a flaccid leader who is aloof, distant, and out of touch with the the

U.S. spying on Germany:
Making enemies out of
allies, and for what?
Reuters, by David Wise    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/11/2014 1:07:53 PM     Post Reply
What were they thinking? In the wake of last fall’s revelation that the National Security Agency had wiretapped German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cell phone, the report of U.S. intelligence’s involvement in two other likely cases of spying on Germany is mind-boggling. (Snip) What was worth this risk? CIA and White House officials have said little to answer the question. But the fact that German industry has strong ties to both Russia and Iran may offer a clue. So economic and political intelligence about Germany’s contacts with those countries could be high on the list of potential U.S. intelligence targets.

EXCLUSIVE: Dave Brat Slams
Obama Administration on Israel
PJ Media, by David Steinberg    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 7/11/2014 1:07:32 PM     Post Reply
Yesterday morning, I reached out to the Brat team to see if they would be making any statement on the situation in Israel today. I forwarded along a link — then hosted at the top of the Drudge Report – to yesterday’s statements by Philip Gordon, the White House’s coordinator for the Middle East, in which Gordon criticized the Israeli government for not currently negotiating with Mahmoud Abbas. (Snip) I had heard from some — very few, but some — conservatives who were concerned about the loss of Eric Cantor regarding the only issue they trusted Cantor on,

2014 Midterms: Another
Six-Year Senate Sweep?
American Magazine, by Michael Barone    Original Article
Posted By: EagleBlurst- 7/11/2014 12:17:08 PM     Post Reply
The conventional political wisdom is that presidents tend to suffer serious losses in Senate elections in their sixth year in office. Presidential coattails swept in a certain number of senators of their own party in their first election, and when those senators come up for reelection six years later — in a time when typically dissatisfaction with the president has grown — some of them are swept out of office. This theory gets superficial confirmation when you look at Senate elections in presidents’ sixth year in office. George W. Bush’s party lost its majority in the Senate in his sixth

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