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Rubio: I can beat Hillary
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Rachel Huggins    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/11/2014 8:39:38 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) believes he can beat Hillary Clinton in the race for the 2016 presidency. "Multiple people can beat her. Hillary Clinton is not unbeatable," the GOP presidential hopeful told radio host Hugh Hewitt in an interview Friday. When asked whether he´s concerned about Clinton´s extensive foreign policy background if he or another Republican candidate ran against her, Rubio quickly slammed the potential Democratic frontrunner. "I´d ask her: You were the secretary of State during the first four years of the Obama administration, name one significant foreign policy achievement, now or after you

Babe Ruth made his major
league debut 100 years ago
Fox News, by Edmund DeMarche    Original Article
Posted By: cjjeepercreeper- 7/11/2014 8:38:34 PM     Post Reply
George Herman “Babe” Ruth played his first Major League Baseball game 100 years ago Friday, marking the beginning of a legendary career and legacy that lasted decades. One hundred years after Ruth took to the Fenway Park mound and tossed seven innings against the Cleveland Naps, he is still known to any Pee Wee league player trying to break in a glove today as simply, "The Babe." Ruth, who was 19 and, according to one teammate, looked like a "big overgrown pea" at the start of the game, went on to play for 22 years, 15 of those with the

Rick Perry´s Moment
Power Line, by Paul Mirengoff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/11/2014 8:33:12 PM     Post Reply
The crisis at our southern border, coupled with President Obama’s visit to Texas, has propelled Rick Perry back into the limelight. And Perry has made the most of this unexpected opportunity. Perry would like to be known nationally for more than his embarrassing run for president during the last cycle. In the words of this article from Buzz Feed, the border crisis has enabled him “to be out in front on an issue he knows well: the border.” According to the same article, Perry’s expertise “was on display when [he] took his spot in front of the dais” at a Homeland Security field hearing on border crisis last week.

  


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This Washington Post puff piece on
President Obama´s recent fundraising
tour is really something else
Washington Examiner, by T. Becket Adams    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/11/2014 8:29:33 PM     Post Reply
Juliet Eilperin at the Washington Post gained some amount of notoriety earlier this year after she penned an embarrassing and now-debunked attack on Charles and David Koch, the libertarian-leaning bogeymen of the left. And now she has authored what may be this year´s silliest puff piece for the Obama administration. His second term halfway over, President Obama is “trying to free himself from the constraints of office,” Eilperin wrote in an article on the front page of Friday´s paper. And despite Obama´s many critics who have questioned the wisdom of him crisscrossing the country to attend Democratic fundraisers rather than sort out

Accusing Obama Of Overreach,
Prominent Republicans Look To
Attorney General Candidates
Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/11/2014 8:24:30 PM     Post Reply
Dick Cheney threw his support behind a candidate in Nevada. Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump hosted a fundraiser for one in Florida. As President Obama finds himself accused by Republicans of executive overreach, prominent conservatives are emphasizing the importance of getting Republicans elected to attorney general in states across the country. “President Obama has proven he’s willing to violate all laws and the Constitution to enact his radical agenda,” Jessica Medeiros Garrison, the executive director of the group the Republican Attorneys General Association, told The Daily Caller. “That puts the attorneys general on the

Sheila Jackson Lee Says Border’s ‘Under
Control.’ Her Website Disagrees [Video]
Daily Caller, by Chuck Ross    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/11/2014 8:20:04 PM     Post Reply
A prominent Democrat on the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security seems to have two different interpretations of the situation at the southern U.S. border where tens of thousands of illegal immigrants from Central America have been apprehended. “I disagree it is in devastating condition,” Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee said of what some are calling a “border crisis” in an interview Thursday with MSNBC. “I think with now 21,000 border patrol agents is under control.” But her statement seems to contradict the one currently on Jackson Lee’s congressional website. “She believes that our country currently has deficient border

CDC discovers botched shipment
with bird flu, closes down labs
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Ferdous Al-Faruque    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/11/2014 8:09:49 PM     Post Reply
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday said it has closed two laboratories and halted some shipments of dangerous disease samples after discovering new safety breaches, including one that involved the dangerous avian flu. The CDC, which is already under fire for safety mishaps involving live anthrax, said samples that were sent in March to the Department of Agriculture for research were contaminated with the highly infections virus H5N1. The flu samples from the Roybal Campus in Atlanta were destroyed as soon as the CDC realized the mistake. CDC Director Thomas Frieden said he didn’t learn about the incident

  


  

White House says ´14 budget
deficit to be $583 billion
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Rebecca Shabad    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/11/2014 8:06:32 PM     Post Reply
The White House budget office on Friday projected the 2014 budget deficit would be $583 billion, about $66 billion less than projected earlier this year. In the mid-session review by the Office of Management and Budget, the administration found the deficit would be 3.4 percent of GDP and nearly $1 billion less than last year’s deficit. Acting OMB Director Brian Deese touted the recent decline in unemployment as a factor in the lower deficit projection. “Businesses have added nearly 10 million new jobs over the past 52 months,” he wrote in a blog post. Deese also cited rising home prices as lifting more

Chimpanzees´ intelligence depends
on their genes, study says
Agencia EFE [Madrid, Spain], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 7/11/2014 7:46:45 PM     Post Reply
Almost half the differences in chimpanzees´ intelligence is due to their genetic heritage, according to a study published in Current Biology magazine and which contributes to understanding the cognitive abilities of primates, including humans. The research was headed by Jennifer Shaeffer and William Hopkins of the Neuroscience Institute of Georgia State University and Jami Russell of the Yerkes National Primate Research Center in Atlanta. The authors recalled that the role played by genes in human IQ has been a matter of debate for ages. "As is the case in humans, genes matter when it comes to cognitive abilities in chimpanzees. It doesn´t mean

Egyptian Cleric: Muslim Brotherhood
Authorizes ´Anal Jihad´ for Lonely Terrorists
- Thread Closed
Breitbart Big Peace, by Frances Martel    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 7/11/2014 7:43:09 PM     Post Reply
An Egyptian cleric formerly known as the "preacher of the revolution" during the revolt against President Hosni Mubarak warned Egyptian television viewers this week that Muslim Brotherhood sheiks have issued a fatwa permitting "anal jihad" for terrorists far from their wives, which is exactly what it sounds like. (snip) In another example of homosexuality surfacing as an alleged element of jihad, a parody of the jihadist group The Islamic State (formerly the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham) on Palestinian television implied that its members were gay, calling them "ISISsy"s.

U.S. Medicaid enrollment nears
7 million since Obamacare rollout
Reuters, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 7/11/2014 7:28:14 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON - New enrollments in Obamacare´s Medicaid expansion and other healthcare programs for the poor have reached 6.7 million people since the launch of President Barack Obama´s healthcare reforms last year, the administration said on Friday. The figures, which include state Medicaid plans that existed before Obamacare and the Children´s Health Insurance Program, show enrollment climbing by 920,000 people during May, the latest month for which data is available. All told, new enrollments are up 11.4 percent since last October´s Obamacare rollout. Eight million Americans have also signed up for private health insurance through new state-based Obamacare insurance marketplaces. But while private

  


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Harry Potter actor Dave Legeno
dead in Death Valley
BBC News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: SoCalGal- 7/11/2014 7:23:41 PM     Post Reply
A British actor who appeared in the Harry Potter film series has been found dead in a remote part of California´s Death Valley, authorities say. Mixed martial arts fighter Dave Legeno, 50, was found by hikers on Sunday and his body was recovered by helicopter. There were no signs of foul play and it is believed he died from the heat, an initial coroner´s examination found. He appeared as werewolf Fenrir Greyback in three Harry Potter movies, including both Deathly Hallows films. "It appears that Legeno died of heat-related issues, but the Inyo County coroner will determine the final cause of death," the Inyo

Florida’s political landscape
upended with ruling
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: SoCalGal- 7/11/2014 7:18:32 PM     Post Reply
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida’s political landscape is being upended by a landmark legal ruling that one legal expert says could influence the way other states draw their congressional districts. A circuit judge ruled late Thursday that the state Legislature illegally drew Florida’s congressional districts to primarily benefit the Republican Party. Judge Terry Lewis ruled that two of the state’s 27 congressional districts were invalid and that the map must be redrawn. Justin Levitt, a law professor at Loyola Law School who tracks redistricting cases, called the decision a “big victory” for Florida’s voters that could be a model for other states to

UPDATE 3-U.S. anthrax probe
reveals new bird flu mishap,
widespread safety lapses
Reuters, by Julie Steenhuysen and Sharon Begley    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 7/11/2014 7:14:56 PM     Post Reply
Federal health officials on Friday disclosed a new safety breach at a high-security U.S. government laboratory involving dangerous avian flu, a lapse that came to light as they investigated the potential exposure of researchers to live anthrax bacteria. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said an internal probe found multiple failures by individual scientists and a lack of agency-wide safety policies led to the potential exposure of more than 80 lab workers to live anthrax at its Atlanta campus last month. Researchers in a high-security bioterror lab sent samples of what they thought were inactivated bacteria to colleagues in

Center for American Progress
wants mileage-based highway fee
The Hill (Washington, D.C.), by Keith Laing    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/11/2014 7:06:22 PM     Post Reply
The Center for American Progress is calling for Congress to ditch the federal gas tax in lieu of a system where drivers pay fees for road construction based on how many miles they travel. The proposed mileage-based system has been controversial in previous transportation funding debates because critics question how government would monitor the traveling habits of drivers without infringing upon their privacy. But the Center for American Progress said Friday that taxing drivers based on how far they drive is a much more sustainable system than the current 18.4 cents per gallon federal gas tax. With people driving more

  


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Man who tried to get wife
deported in frame-up faces same fate
Sun-Times [Chicago, IL], by Stefano Esposito    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/11/2014 6:55:15 PM     Post Reply
Dressed in a somber suit, Bogdan Mazur stood before the Illinois Prisoner Review Board this week and begged the panel not to tear his family apart. Portraying himself as an adoring father, the 53-year-old Oswego man was mostly met with befuddled looks from the four-member panel. In 2007, Mazur arranged for cocaine, marijuana and a .22 caliber handgun to be planted in the trunk of his estranged wife’s car — in a failed attempt to get her deported to her native Poland. (Snip) Now, Mazur faces deportation. He’s a citizen of both Australia and Poland, a felon living in the United States on a long-expired visa.

Hagel: US Aware of Russian,
Iranian Roles in Iraq
Associated Press, by Robert Burns    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/11/2014 6:41:37 PM     Post Reply
The U.S. knows Russia and Iran are providing fighter aircraft to help Iraq combat Islamic extremists, but Washington is not coordinating assistance with either Russia or Iran, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday. Hagel was asked at a Pentagon news conference about reports that Iranian and Russian planes are flying combat missions over northern Iraq and why Washington is not seeking to coordinate with them. "We are aware of the Iranian and Russian efforts to help the Iraqis, but we are not involved in coordinating any missions," (Snip) A defense official said later that Hagel did not mean to suggest

Migrant boy´s body arrives
back in Guatemala
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/11/2014 6:32:26 PM     Post Reply
GUATEMALA CITY— The body of a 15-year-old migrant was brought home Friday, nearly a month after he died in the hot, dry brushland of southern Texas and became a symbol for the perils facing unaccompanied children who have been flooding illegally into the U.S. The remains of Gilberto Francisco Ramos Juarez were flown to Guatemala City in a cargo plane and turned over to his father at the airport´s small chapel. Gilberto´s father, Francisco Ramos, then took the gray and silver coffin with a photo of the boy attached to it in a pickup truck to his mountain hometown of

Federal agents swarm Livingston, Ill.
Fox News, by Roche Madden    Original Article
Posted By: happywarrior- 7/11/2014 6:29:15 PM     Post Reply
LIVINGSTON, IL – Homeland security, the US Customs and Border Patrol and other police agencies swarmed Livingston, Illinois. They all parked in the field of a grade school. The peacefulness of the town of 850 was broken by all the excitement. The law officers would not comment about their operation, even to the school superintendent and they were using the school district’s land. The site became an immediate attraction for citizens who say the officers were hospitable, inviting the kids to check out the choppers up close. A spokesman in the U.S. Attorney`s Office said he cannot confirm or deny

Get ready for Saturday night’s
big, bright ‘supermoon’
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/11/2014 4:40:06 PM     Post Reply
NEW YORK — The full moon on Saturday will appear to be unusually big. In fact, it will be a “supermoon.” That’s the nickname for full moons that happen when our celestial neighbor is relatively close to Earth. That distance varies because the moon follows an elliptical orbit. When it’s close and full, it appears bigger and brighter than normal, although in fact the difference can be hard to detect. If you see Saturday’s moon close to the horizon it may seem huge, but that’s just an illusion caused by its position in the sky. Two other full moons this

  



Obama’s Law Professor: ‘I
Wouldn’t Bet’ on Obamacare
Surviving Next Legal Challenge
National Revew, by Joel Gehrke    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 7/11/2014 4:33:27 PM     Post Reply
President Obama’s old Harvard Law professor, Laurence Tribe, said that he “wouldn’t bet the family farm” on Obamacare’s surviving the legal challenges to an IRS rule about who is eligible for subsidies that are currently working their way through the federal courts. “I don’t have a crystal ball,” Tribe told the Fiscal Times. “But I wouldn’t bet the family farm on this coming out in a way that preserves Obamacare.” The law’s latest legal problem is that, as written, people who enroll in Obamacare through the federal exchange aren’t eligible for subsidies. The text of the law only provides subsidies

Dems Trounce House GOP
in Grass-Roots Donations
Breitbart Big Government, by Mike Flynn    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 7/11/2014 4:32:48 PM     Post Reply
The DCCC, the campaign arm for Rep. Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats, has raised $22 million more than the House GOP for the fall elections. That result is surprising enough, as Democrats´ minority status gives them little political leverage in the House. More surprising, though, is that Democrats have raised almost three times as much money, $46 million v. $17 million, as Republicans from small-dollar grass roots donors. The political landscape and recent polling would suggest the opposite situation.

Polar vortex to hit US with
midsummer cold blast
New York Post, by Chris Perez    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 7/11/2014 4:25:08 PM     Post Reply
It’s the revenge of the polar vortex! A frigid cold air system will be moving through the eastern United States next week, leading to intense weather conditions reminiscent of last year’s dreaded polar vortex. The approaching weather system is expected to bring overwhelmingly below-average temperatures to parts of the northern and northeastern US next week, beginning Monday or Tuesday, according to the Washington Post. States located in areas such as the High Plains, the central US and the Great Lakes could see temperatures 20 to 30 degrees below their current averages. That means people normally dealing with scorching temperatures sometimes

´I´m on your side, man!´: Obama
meets with Hispanic hecklers who
interrupted Texas economic speech
with immigration complaints
Daily Mail (UK), by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/11/2014 4:23:23 PM     Post Reply
´Sit down,´ President Barack Obama begged – not ´get out´ – after two Hispanic hecklers interrupted his economic speech on Thursday with shouts about illegal immigration. Then, for the first time in his presidency, the Secret Service stood down and Obama promised to meet with them before he left.´I’m sorry, what are you yelling about now?´ Obama said amid the sudden yelling. ´Sit down, guys. I’m almost done.´ ´Come on, sit down. I’ll talk to you afterwards, I promise. I’ll bring you back. I’m wrapping things up here.´ SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO -The White House´s transcript of his remarks in

EXCLUSIVE - ´Daddy, I´m getting married
to Charlie. . . Charlie Manson!´: Father
relives moment his daughter revealed
she intended to marry infamous killer*
Daily Mail (UK), by Laura Collins    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/11/2014 4:16:26 PM     Post Reply
Bunker Hill, Illinois -Phil Burton remembers his daughter being very matter of fact over the phone that day. ‘Daddy I’m getting married to Charlie,’ she said. He wasn’t surprised. He had long ‘seen the writing on the wall.’ And he knew there would be no need to place an announcement in the local paper. Because his daughter’s fiancé is one of the most infamous convicted killers of all time and the story was about to break. It is eight months since Charles Manson’s 26-year-old girlfriend announced her intention to marry the 79-year-old convict. Dark-haired, slender and strikingly pretty, little was known,

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