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Hometown paper to Harry Reid:
‘Quit the race-baiting already’
Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/13/2014 1:05:58 PM     Post Reply
Nevada’s largest daily newspaper is telling Sen. Harry Reid to “quit the race-baiting already” after he embarrassingly referred to Clarence Thomas as a white man. “Harry Reid is the da Vinci of distraction,” the Las Vegas Review-Journal wrote Friday. “The moment any scandal, policy failure or political defeat crashes down on him — and there have been plenty the past few years — the Senate majority leader unleashes outrageous rhetoric that’s better suited for a sandbox than what once passed for the world’s greatest deliberative body. “Worse, the Nevada Democrat has become especially fond of slinging race cards just to crank up the outrage,”

Everyone Says John Kerry Should
Stay Out of the Middle East
Daily Beast, by Josh Rogin    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/13/2014 1:02:15 PM     Post Reply
John Kerry wants to broker a deal to stop the violence between Israel and Hamas. But officials and experts on both sides are warning he could do more harm than good. The Israelis and the Palestinians are resisting Secretary of State John Kerry’s repeated offers to travel to the Middle East and try to help negotiate a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. Experts on both sides believe he doesn’t have the credibility or ability to do any good if he shows up there. The White House and State Department have been saying publicly all week that the U.S. is ready and willing to step in and play the role of honest broker to try to stem

How to Think about Immigration
National Review Online, by Kevin D. Williamson    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/13/2014 1:00:13 PM     Post Reply
The influx of children across our southern border is troubling. First, because they are not all children — not by a sight — but images of children are useful for stirring emotions to muddy the policy waters. Second, because it is not all that unusual: As the Wall Street Journal reports, between 23,000 and 47,000 minors illegally entered the United States and were apprehended in each of the past five years; in 2013, we ordered only 3,525 deportations, suggesting that something on the order of nine in ten, or more, of minor illegal aliens — again, of the number apprehended — are allowed to stay. The number not apprehended is very large,

  


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Barack Obama fist bumps
Texas restaurant employee
in support of gay rights
Independent [UK], by Antonia Molloy    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 7/13/2014 1:00:00 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama shared a fist bump with a Texas restaurant employee who urged him to do more to promote gay rights in the United States. Daniel Rugg Webb, a comedian, artist and musician, as well as an employee at Franklin Barbecue in Austin, seized the opportunity to make his voice heard when he found out Potus was visiting the food joint on Thursday, The Austin Chronicle reported. (Snip) Obama responded: “Are you gay?! To which Webb replied: “Only when I have sex.” Laughing, the President told Webb to “bump me” and the pair knocked their fists together. The exchange

ICE has the chance to catch Jose
Antonio Vargas RIGHT NOW
Hot Air, by Jazz Shaw    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/13/2014 12:58:27 PM     Post Reply
It’s somewhat ironic that CNN is, today, touting the premier of their new show The Hunt (with John Walsh) tonight at the same time as they are still featuring the documentary Documented by Jose Antonio Vargas. The irony – since they seem oblivious to it – is that the former is a show dedicated to catching criminals who are on the loose, while the latter is produced by one of the people we should ostensibly be looking for. Vargas is in the country illegally, and yet somehow appears on multiple television programs, produces films and seems to earn a fine

DOJ investigates Norfolk
parade float critical of Obama
Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/13/2014 12:32:17 PM     Post Reply
The U.S. Department of Justice has sent a member of its Community Relations Service team to investigate a Nebraska parade float that criticized President Obama. A Fourth of July parade float featured at the annual Independence Day parade in Norfolk sparked criticism when it depicted a zombie-like figure resembling Mr. Obama standing outside an outhouse, which was labeled the “Obama Presidential Library.” The Nebraska Democratic Party called the float one of the “worst shows of racism and disrespect for the office of the presidency that Nebraska has ever seen.” The Omaha World-Herald reported Friday that the Department of Justice sent

Water everywhere for DR Congo
city yet scarcely a drop to drink
Agence France-Presse, by Albert Kambale    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 7/13/2014 12:30:19 PM     Post Reply
Goma (DR Congo) - Goma, a city in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, sits by one of the world´s largest freshwater reservoirs and has some of Africa´s heaviest annual rainfall, yet it is a thirsty place. Most of the city´s one million residents, living close to the shores of Lake Kivu, have to struggle every day to fetch water home. From daybreak, an endless stream of cyclists heads to the lake and back, filling battered containers with as much water as they can carry. In a makeshift shelter, health worker Fedeline Kabuhu tries to ensure that no container leaves without

  


  

World powers gather in Vienna over
Iran, distracted by Gaza operation
Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Michael Wilner    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/13/2014 12:08:42 PM     Post Reply
Vienna - After the United Nations Security Council agreed to a press statement on Saturday calling for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, the foreign ministers of its five permanent members— the United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia and China— gathered in Vienna on Sunday expecting to discuss the crisis. (Snip) "Iran has a longstanding record of supplying weapons, rockets, to various terror groups in Gaza, including Hamas," the US official said from Vienna. "Those rockets are being used to fire at civilian areas, and Iran has a responsibility to cease and desist from continuing to supply weapons in this conflict."

Clash of the Titan special interest groups
Legal Insurrection, by neo-neocon    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 7/13/2014 11:53:59 AM     Post Reply
The Democratic Party creates its coalition by catering to a diverse group of ethnic interest groups, and sometimes the special interests of those special interest groups clash. (Snip) It’s true that our government’s reaction to what’s happening on the border makes no sense if we ordinary people look at it conventionally. But it makes plenty of sense to Obama and others in his party who think it will give them a permanent and unbeatable majority in the not-too-distant future, as well as placate the huge Hispanic voting bloc in the present. And if their formerly reliable ethnic group, African Americans,

Our republic: Lost cause or worth the fight?
Daily Inter Lake [Kalispell MT], by Frank Miele    Original Article
Posted By: davesenior- 7/13/2014 10:09:12 AM     Post Reply
Sarah Palin and John Boehner should kiss and make up. They owe it to the country, no matter how uncomfortable the idea makes them or us feel! Palin is the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate who has become a Tea Party maverick, and Boehner is the Republican speaker of the House who is a GOP establishment dinosaur. Last week the battle lines were clearly drawn between these two camps of the Republican Party. Palin called for the impeachment of President Obama, in particular because of his abdication of responsibility for defending our southern border. Boehner, on the other

American Way: Sarah Palin is doing
more harm than good to Republican Party
Telegraph [UK], by Matt K. Lewis    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/13/2014 8:56:27 AM     Post Reply
Sarah Palin wants to impeach Barack Obama. In an op-ed article published last week, the former Republican vice presidential nominee declared that the crisis on the southern border (where young illegal immigrants are being detained) "is the last straw that makes the battered wife say, ´No, mas´." The Republican Speaker of the House, John Boehner, thinks that´s loco. (Technically, he said, "I disagree".) For Republicans hoping to avoid the kind of drama that might derail what looks to be a very good midterm election year, this kind of call is both a nuisance and a trend. In a world where there are no

  


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How Rick Perry Won the Week
ABC News, by Arlette Saenz    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/13/2014 8:53:12 AM     Post Reply
From the television airwaves to the U.S.-Mexico border, Texas Governor Rick Perry was everywhere this week, raising the question: Could Rick Perry make a comeback? Perry, whose unforgettable “oops” moment derailed his presidential campaign in 2012, was front and center in the week’s most closely watched issue — how President Obama is handling the influx of unaccompanied minors streaming across the U.S.-Mexico border. Donning his new hipster glasses, the Texas governor was everywhere, from flying aboard Marine One with the president to riding a patrol boat on the Rio Grande, managing to insert himself in a controversial debate that could lend him

McDaniel alleges 8,300 questionable ballots
Daily Journal [Northeast MS], by Bobby Harrison    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 7/13/2014 7:25:50 AM     Post Reply
JACKSON — State Sen. Chris McDaniel, still refusing to give up his challenge to incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, said Friday via e-mail his campaign had found 8,300 questionable ballots across the state from the June 24 Republican primary runoff. He said many of those “were unquestionably cast by voters ineligible to participate in the June 24th runoff election” that McDaniel lost to Cochran McDaniel promised a Wednesday news conference “to discuss the evidence we have documented and our next steps.” McDaniel has said before he intends to file a legal challenge to the June 24 election where Cochran defeated him by 194,932

Gutierrez Slams ´Shameful´ GOP
For Creating Fear Of Children
Breitbart TV, by Pam Key    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/13/2014 7:18:00 AM     Post Reply
Friday on "Democracy Now," Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) attacked his "shameful" Republican colleagues for wanting to change the 2008 child trafficking law so that the children from from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador current streaming across the border in hopes of evading deportation will be treated the same as those from Mexico before approving the $3.7 billion in emergency funding the president has requested. The Illinois Democrat said, "I think it is shameful that in the Congress of the U.S. we see members of Congress engendering and creating fear of children. We should be protecting children, not creating fear of them." Yesterday,

Elian Gonzalez, Call Your Office
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/13/2014 7:07:58 AM     Post Reply
Border: Democrats and our attorney general once favored the forcible return of alien minors to their country of origin, but that was when the country was Castro´s Cuba and the horrible condition they fled was communism. Eric Holder made a very emotional plea the other day when he announced the Obama administration program "Justice AmeriCorps," intended to provide emergency legal representation to the tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors flooding across our open southern border from Central America. "How we treat those in need, particularly young people who must appear in immigration proceedings, many of whom are fleeing violence, persecution, abuse or

  


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A nation of immigrants
American Thinker, by Greg Richards    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/13/2014 7:06:24 AM     Post Reply
We are told by Liberals that we should not be concerned about the current immigrant invasion of the U.S. because, after all, we are a “nation of immigrants.” Not in the way that Libs mean it. Past immigrants to America have left failed cultures that immigrants knew were failures. That is why they left them to come to America. They came here to join the American culture of achievement and private property which lets them benefit from their achievements. They left cultures of tyranny to join America’s culture of liberty. Immigrants on the southern border currently are not in this tradition. Far

Israel calls for north Gaza
evacuation after raid
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 7/13/2014 7:04:02 AM     Post Reply
Israel briefly deployed ground troops inside the Gaza Strip for the first time early Sunday as its military warned northern Gaza residents to evacuate their homes, part of a widening campaign against militant rocket fire that has killed more than 160 Palestinians.(Snip) With Israel massing tanks and soldiers at Gaza´s borders, some fear that could signal a wider ground offensive that would cause heavy casualties. Early Sunday, Israeli troops launched a brief raid into northern Gaza to destroy what it described as a rocket-launching site, an operation the military said left four soldiers slightly wounded.

Matthews: Tea Party Treats
Ayn Rand´s ´Atlas Shrugged´
´Like It´s the Little Red
Book of Mao´
Newsbusters, by Matthew Ballan    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/13/2014 7:00:17 AM     Post Reply
On Friday´s Hardball, Chris Matthews and Howard Dean slammed the supposedly "lunatic" Republican Party for opposing President Obama´s $3.7 billion request to deal with the ongoing crisis at the U.S-Mexico border. Dean likened the political stalemate over this issue and in general in Washington to McCarthyism in the 1950s: "It reminds me of the ´who lost China´ debate...where one side is frothing at the mouth and finding communists under every bed; and the other side – including some reasonable Republicans...actually trying to run the country." Matthews endorsed the former Vermont governor´s take, and targeted fiscal conservatives/the Tea Party as somehow akin

Honduran President Vows To Keep Dumping
Illegal Alien Children On U.S. Border Until
His Friend President Obama Says To Stop….
Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 7/13/2014 6:57:40 AM     Post Reply
Things are beginning to add up now. In May 2013 President Obama attended a gathering of leaders from the Central American Integration System, (CAIS). [The leaders of Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama] It wasn’t the first conversation.. This Reuters article from last month explains the ideology ? GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) [...] Senator Robert Menendez and Democratic Representative Luis Gutierrez said U.S. lawmakers in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus on Wednesday held a “very testy meeting” with diplomats from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico. “I proposed to the Vice President the possibility of considering temporary work programs, which

The Timeline Of The “Border Crisis” – An
Intentionally Manufactured Crisis Created
To Advance Comprehensive Immigration Reform ?
Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 7/13/2014 6:49:23 AM     Post Reply
Several key empirical facts do not lend credibility to the White House claim of a “surprise crisis”. Actually quite the opposite – But to really absorb the issue we must analyze current year events through the reality of prior events; we must look into the way-back machine. To that end we have read the entirety of: A March 2014 Final Report from the National Center For Border Security – HERE A June 2014 (Declassified) Intelligence Report on UAC’s and Central America – HERE A June 2014 Congressional Research Report analyzing the prior four years of Central American UAC’s (Unaccompanied Alien

  



U.S. is Obama´s ´battered
wife,´ says Sarah Palin
Hamilton Spectator (Ontario, Canada), by Mitch Potter    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/13/2014 6:42:35 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON The fever-swamp fantasy coursing through conservative America — that Barack Obama one day soon will be frog-marched out of office for "high crimes and misdemeanours" — is proving astonishingly resilient. Barely one day after House Majority Leader John Boehner moved to drown the deafening impeachment chatter, announcing instead a Republican plan to sue the president for executive overreach, the clamour returned Friday like an unwhacked mole. Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, showing once again that even if Washington doesn´t take her seriously, millions of others do, tore a strip off Boehner in a fresh missive for Fox News, decrying the

Immigrant children bringing out
the worst in some Americans
Fort Worth Star-Telegram, by Bob Ray Sanders    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/13/2014 6:35:35 AM     Post Reply
The “ugly American” has gotten a lot uglier over the past few weeks, from the streets of California to the halls of Congress and state houses around the country. A growing number of our fellow Americans have taken on grotesque features, in looks and sounds, in reaction to the thousands of children from Central America who have crossed our borders as they flee poverty and violence in hope for something better. Sadly, the arrival of these youngsters has been greeted by flag-waving, sign-carrying, Bible-thumping and Constitution-quoting citizens demanding that they not be received here and that they be returned immediately to their

Colorblind Harry Reid continues to divide
Review Journal [Las Vegas, NV], by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/13/2014 6:11:55 AM     Post Reply
Harry Reid is the da Vinci of distraction. The moment any scandal, policy failure or political defeat crashes down on him — and there have been plenty the past few years — the Senate majority leader unleashes outrageous rhetoric that’s better suited for a sandbox than what once passed for the world’s greatest deliberative body. Worse, the Nevada Democrat has become especially fond of slinging race cards just to crank up the outrage. Last week, Sen. Reid was in rare form following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn part of the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate. The 5-4 ruling declared

Ignorance is Strength, War is Peace
American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/13/2014 6:06:43 AM     Post Reply
I remember once when -- we were sitting shiva for my paternal grandmother, I think-- I mentioned to my grandfather how smart I thought my youngest cousin, David, was. He replied, “All my grandchildren are smart, but the longer they go to school the dumber they get.” I thought of this when Drudge reported “42% of Millennials say they’re socialists, 16% know what a socialist is.” I guess the other 26% think it means they twitter. On the other hand, though the news of the world seems grim, there are small rays of intelligence starting to beam through the dopiness. While America’s

Obama´s America: Unreliable
For Any Good Purpose
Power Line, by Paul Mirengoff    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/13/2014 5:29:47 AM     Post Reply
We have written several times about the logjam on visas for foreign interpreters who served our military during Iraq and Afghanistan wars. The logjam has been particularly egregious for Afghan interpreters. Even Democrats are appalled. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen said last year: We have to keep our promise to individuals who risked their lives serving alongside our troops. Failing to act puts lives at further risk and hurts our credibility around the globe. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a veteran of the Afghan war, expressed “deep concern” that “the threat posed to interpreters by Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan is being downplayed or disregarded,”

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