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Why so many kids can’t sit
still in school today
Washington Post, by Valerie Strauss    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/11/2014 3:21:37 PM     Post Reply
The Centers for Disease Control tells us that in recent years there has been a jump in the percentage of young people diagnosed with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, commonly known as ADHD: 7.8 percent in 2003 to 9.5 percent in 2007 and to 11 percent in 2011. The reasons for the rise are multiple, and include changes in diagnostic criteria, medication treatment and more awareness of the condition. In the following post, Angela Hanscom, a pediatric occupational therapist and the founder of TimberNook, a nature-based development program designed to foster creativity and independent play outdoors in New England, suggests

Obama´s Plan to Deal With Unaccompanied
Minors Is Aggravating Immigration Advocates
National Journal, by Fawn Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/11/2014 3:20:28 PM     Post Reply
An obscure human-trafficking law that passed Congress under the Bush administration with no objection is likely to be changed, much to the chagrin of refugee and immigration advocates. The Obama administration is seeking the ability to offer "voluntary removal" of undocumented children from Central America back to their home countries, which the trafficking law now prohibits. Republicans also are demanding the change as one of the conditions for approving $3.7 billion in emergency funding to deal with the surge of children on the border. This idea has raised alarm bells among immigration and refugee advocates, who say voluntary removal is often coerced

Poll: Women Evenly Split on
Hobby Lobby Decision
Breitbart Big Government, by John Nolte    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 7/11/2014 3:20:20 PM     Post Reply
A new Economist/YouGov poll shows that the mainstream media and Democrats are way out of step with the recent Supreme Court Hobby Lobby decision protecting the First Amendment religious rights of people, even after they commit the sin of opening a business. Though we have been assured the Court´s decision is a winning War on Women issue for Democrats just 4 months out from the midterm elections, the poll shows that in reality women are split on the issue, with only 46% disapproving of the Court decision, while 43% approve. Hot Air´s Ed Morrissey looked deeper at the poll´s crosstabs

  


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WH: LeBron makes a ´powerful statement´
The Hill (Washington, DC), by Justin Sink    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/11/2014 3:18:03 PM     Post Reply
LeBron James´s decision to return to his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers makes a "pretty powerful statement about the value of a place that you consider home," White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Friday. "The fact that he´s made this decision, I think, is a testament to the kinds of values that he has incorporated into his life and that he says that he´s interested in instilling it his children," Earnest said, adding that President Obama was a "big fan" of the NBA superstar. "The president is a fan of somebody that has demonstrated such tremendous skill and athleticism on the court,

Perry’s moment?
Washington Post, by Jennifer Rubin    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/11/2014 3:17:50 PM     Post Reply
Until the current border crisis, talk about Gov. Rick Perry as a serious 2016 presidential contender has generally been met with a lot of eye-rolling. Now, however, the media and voters are seeing a Rick Perry largely absent in the 2012 race — shrewd, self-possessed, competent and calm. A number of circumstances work to his benefit in this situation, providing him with his first real opportunity to re-introduce himself to non-Texas voters: He has credibility on the issue, not only because he warned the federal government about the impending crisis but because he’s spent years dealing with enforcement issues. His compassionate stance

Mother Of Police Officer Killed
By Illegal Alien Writes Letter
To President Obama
Independent Journal Review, by Mike Miller    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/11/2014 3:13:35 PM     Post Reply
(Video) The mother of a Mesa, Arizona police officer who was killed by an illegal alien has written a letter to Barack Obama. Her son, Sgt. Brandon Mendoza was killed when the illegal was driving the wrong way on the road and hit his vehicle head on. Mary Ann Mendoza released the following letter: “President Obama, “I am writing this letter to you regarding illegal immigrants. “As a tax paying, law abiding citizen of the United States, I WANT my voice heard on this issue. My son, Sergeant Brandon Mendoza, an officer who was with the City of Mesa, Arizona

Clinton Foundation, Hamas
Share Major Donor
Washington Free Beacon [DC], by Adam Kredo    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/11/2014 3:09:16 PM     Post Reply
The Clinton Foundation and the terror group Hamas share a key donor: The government of Qatar, a leading backer of terror groups that has emerged in recent years as Hamas’ chief financial lifeline. Qatar, which has been designated by the State Department as a “significant terrorist financing risk,” has pledged more than $400 million to Hamas since 2012 and has long harbored one of the terror group’s senior leaders, Khaled Mashaal. At the same time, Qatar has sought to curry favor with elite Westerners, donating between $1 million and $5 million through 2013 to the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton

  


  

How 160,000 intercepted communications
led to our latest NSA story
Washington Post, by Barton Gellman    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 7/11/2014 3:08:42 PM     Post Reply
Last weekend, The Washington Post published a story I wrote with Julie Tate and Ashkan Soltani about National Security Agency surveillance that sweeps in the conversations of people who are not foreign “targets.” The story, based on 160,000 intercepted communications I received from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, has provoked a lot of questions, objections, and, I think, misunderstandings. Some readers and commentators have described the story as an overheated statement of the obvious: that surveillance of one person includes the content of people who talk to him. Others have said The Washington Post, not the government, invaded the privacy

Billionaires Call For Amnesty As Obama
Plans To Legalize Millions of Illegal
Aliens With Executive Power
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/11/2014 3:01:00 PM     Post Reply
Billionaires Warren Buffett, Sheldon Adelson and Bill Gates have teamed up to call for amnesty for America’s illegal immigrants as a solution to the ongoing crisis at the border as President Barack Obama mulls granting amnesty to millions via executive power. “The three of us vary in our politics and would differ also in our preferences about the details of an immigration reform bill,” Buffett, Adelson and Gates wrote in the New York Times. “But we could without doubt come together to draft a bill acceptable to each of us. We hope that fact holds a lesson: You don’t have

Virginia Dem Offers $100,000
for Nude Photo of Texas Tech
Cheerleader Kendall Jones
Breitbart Big Government, by Awr Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 7/11/2014 2:52:40 PM     Post Reply
Congressional candidate Mike Dickinson (D-VA) is offering $100,000 to anyone who can provide him with a nude photograph of Texas Tech Cheerleader Kendall Jones. On July 5 Breitbart News reported Jones was receiving death threats and had become the object of a "Kill Kendall Jones" Facebook page because of photos she posted from African hunts. On July 9, Facebook removed all Jones hunting photos and later that day, after public outcry, also shut down the "Kill Kendall Jones" page. Now Dickinson wants a nude photo of Jones. According to The Washington Times, Dickinson extended the offer on July 9 by

White House stands by claim that
border security is stronger than ever
Washington Examiner, by Susan Crabtree    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/11/2014 2:52:32 PM     Post Reply
The White House is standing by a statement on its website claiming that border security is at its strongest in history even in the face of a spiraling border crisis in Texas. Under the heading “border security” on the White House website´s section on President Obama´s immigration proposal, the whitehouse.gov website gives the president credit for having "doubled the number of Border Patrol agents," saying "today border security is stronger than it ever has been." The White House says the statement is true despite the estimated 52,000 unattended children who have crossed the southwest border so far this year and the roughly

  


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Amnesty International Wants
EU to Relax Border Controls
Breitbart London [UK], by M. E. Synon    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/11/2014 2:52:23 PM     Post Reply
Amnesty International has revealed its pro-immigration prejudice by criticising member states of the European Union for spending hundreds of millions of euros trying to build effective border control. In a report published this week, Amnesty International complains that, "EU migration policies and border control practices are preventing refugees from accessing asylum in the EU." The report insists EU member states must "start putting people before borders." The organisation also criticises the policy by which "the EU and member states are also cooperating with and funding neighbouring countries, such as Turkey, Morocco and Libya, to create a buffer zone around the

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.”

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

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

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