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Suspect in Benghazi attack found dead
CNN, by Jomana Karadsheh & Holly Yan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/15/2014 4:31:05 AM     Post Reply
Faraj al-Shibli, who was suspected of involvement in the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, has been found dead, a Libyan source and locals in the town of Marj said. Al-Shibli, whose name is also spelled Chalabi, was last seen being detained by a local militia in Marj two days ago, a Libyan source said. It is unclear what happened to al-Shibli since then, but his body was found Monday in the eastern Libyan town of Marj. Locals in Marj also confirmed that al-Shibli´s body was found Monday. The attack on the U.S. compound in September 2012 left four Americans

This Is What Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s
Life Will Be Like Now
ABC News, by Luis Martinez    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/15/2014 4:29:07 AM     Post Reply
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will work a “desk job” now that he has completed his reintegration process and returned to regular duties as an Army soldier, the Army said today. The former Taliban prisoner will be assigned to the headquarters of U.S. Army North at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. Bergdahl has been assigned to the command to do administrative duties commensurate with his rank as a sergeant, Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren said. “To use a slang term, he’ll be working a desk job,” Warren added. Bergdahl, 28, will be living in the noncommissioned barracks at Fort Sam Houston. “Sgt.

Study: US Alzheimer´s Rate
Seems to be Dropping
Associated Press, by Marilyn Marchione    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/15/2014 4:26:18 AM     Post Reply
The rate of Alzheimer´s disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries - good news about an epidemic that is still growing simply because more people are living to an old age, new studies show. An American over age 60 today has a 44 percent lower chance of developing dementia than a similar-aged person did roughly 30 years ago, the longest study of these trends in the U.S. concluded. Dementia rates also are down in Germany, a study there found. "For an individual, the actual risk of dementia seems to have declined," probably due to more

  


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Obama administration fights to seize Microsoft
emails held in IRELAND in landmark legal battle
Daily Mail [UK], by Daily Mail Reporter    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/15/2014 4:18:54 AM     Post Reply
The U.S. Justice Department is claiming that Microsoft must hand over emails that the company stores in databases in Dublin, Ireland, in a case that is being watched closely by tech companies legal scholars. The U.S. federal government is claiming that it can force any company that conducts business operations within its borders to comply with warrants for data stored on its databases, even if those databases aren´t physically located within the United States. Several companies that operate within the U.S. keep databases in other countries. Ireland has become a popular location for many of the U.S. tech companies.

Hit song about ´death train´ called
The Beast that has killed thousands
of Central American illegal migrants
was propaganda made by the US
Daily Mail [UK], by Joel Christie    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/15/2014 4:14:00 AM     Post Reply
The U.S. government´s latest attempt to stop illegal immigrants crossing the border comes via the radio. As part of a new multi-million dollar ´Dangers Awareness Campaign´, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection campaign commissioned a catchy Spanish song to be written and produced to discourage families in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador from sending their children with smugglers to cross the U.S. border through Mexico. That song--La Bestia--has subsequently become a major radio hit in Central America, with its legion of fans unaware it was created to ´teach´ them something. La Bestia--translated as ´The Beast´--refers to the notoriously dangerous freight

First wave of deportations begins amid
immigration crisis: Plane-loads of children and
single mothers are returned to Central America
from overwhelmed New Mexico detention center
Daily Mail [UK], by Reuters & AP Reporter    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/15/2014 3:59:57 AM     Post Reply
The U.S. deported Honduran children as young as 1-1/2 years old on Monday in the first flight since President Obama pledged to speed up the process of sending back illegal immigrant minors from Central America. Fleeing violence and poverty, record numbers of children from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala have crossed into the United States over the past year, sparking intense debate about how to solve the problem. Monday´s flight from New Mexico to San Pedro Sula, the city with the highest murder rate in the world, returned 17 Honduran women, as well as 12 girls and nine boys, aged

White House asked to stay away
from school nutrition summit
Politico, by Helena Bottemiller Evich    Original Article
Posted By: PChristopher- 7/15/2014 2:00:12 AM     Post Reply
Michelle Obama’s food policy czar, celebrity chef Sam Kass, was once so in with the lunch lady crowd that he landed a guest judge spot on a tearful school lunch episode of Food Network’s “Chopped” and handed out awards at the School Nutrition Association’s convention in Denver. Two years later, when he asked to speak at the group’s annual convention this week in Boston, the answer: “No.” The rebuke shows how ugly the fight has become between the first lady and her supporters, who want kids to eat more fruits, vegetables and whole grains in their school lunches

  


  

Check Out Time: Hotel guest
arrested for refusing to leave
WOIO-TV [Cleveland, OH], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 7/15/2014 1:04:15 AM     Post Reply
Wickliffe, OH - A 34-year old Cleveland woman was arrested Saturday after cops say she refused to check out of her hotel room. Police were called to the Quality Inn, 28600 Euclid, because management needed help getting a couple of guests to leave. Responding officers found that Brian Baker, 24, and Angela Green had rented room 253 the night before and were to have checked out by 11:00 a.m. and now would not leave. Once there officers explained that they needed to leave or rent the room for another day but Green became loud and uncooperative. Once outside police learned

Lie at Heart of “Immigration
Reform” Exposed
Daily Caller, by Mickey Kaus    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 7/15/2014 12:11:48 AM     Post Reply
“Trust” is for Con Men: The reaction to the border chaos in Texas has accomplished one thing: It has exploded the lie at the heart of current “comprehensive” immigration reform plans. The basic structure of those plans is a swap of a) near-immediate legalization for b) increased border security in the future. The appealing idea is to let current illegals stay while taking the steps necessary to prevent further waves. The lie is the assumption that, once current illegals get their legalization, pro-immigrant activists in both parties will continue to support the second half of the bargain, the increased security. The

Joe Carr Spikes in Poll
as Laura Ingraham Endorses
Breitbart, by Charlie Spiering    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 7/14/2014 11:52:16 PM     Post Reply
Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham endorsed Joe Carr, the Republican Senate challenger to Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), as a new poll shows that he is gaining significant support in his campaign. A new poll conducted by Triton Polling, shows that Carr has jumped sixteen points in his race against Alexander in Tennessee since May. Alexander now leads Carr 43-36 percent. The results show that 6.7 percent of voters chose long shot candidate George Flinn, four percent chose another candidate and 10.1 percent were not sure. In May the same poll showed Alexander leading by 44-20.

The Most Extreme Faction Of
Al Qaeda Is Winning, And It’s
Leading To The Destruction Of Iraq
Business Insider, by Armin Rosen    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 7/14/2014 11:31:54 PM     Post Reply
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) has now controlled much of Iraq for over a month. The group has been prolific in its abuses even during this brief reign of cruelty: In recent weeks it´s crucified its opponents in Syria, executed scores of police officers in northern Iraq, threatened archaeological sites, and even destroyed hookah tobacco. This over-the-top brutality is a reflection of ISIS founder Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, once one of the world´s most notorious terrorists. As the founder and leader of the ISIS predecessor al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), the Jordanian-born Zarqawi managed to take over vast

  


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Progressives turn from
Obama to embrace Warren
Washington Post, by Robert Costa    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 7/14/2014 11:19:43 PM     Post Reply
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Populist Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) got a rock-star reception during a standing-room-only campaign rally here Monday, as hundreds of liberal activists cheered her broadsides against corporate interests and voiced hopes that her presence might shift the political winds in an increasingly Republican state. The rally on behalf of Senate candidate Natalie Tennant was the latest in a string of recent Warren appearances in red and blue states alike, where Democratic base voters have embraced her fiery message as an envoy to working-class voters frustrated with both Wall Street and the Obama administration. “Our job is to fight

‘Unprecedented’ immigrant issue
a drain for state
Boston Herald, by Bob McGovern    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/14/2014 11:17:04 PM     Post Reply
The unprecedented shipment of illegal immigrants from Texas to Massachusetts is not only straining the resources of local jails, it is costing taxpayers millions of dollars for health care, the Bristol County sheriff said yesterday. At least one illegal immigrant — brought to Massachusetts from Texas by Immigration and Customs Enforcement — is in a hospital with 24-hour surveillance, according to Bristol County Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson, who is responsible for holding about 80 adults who are awaiting deportation. “We have two officers, around the clock, at the hospital taking care of this person, and that’s one bill. Due to

In Wake of Hamas Campaign, Attacks
on Jews from Europe to America
Breitbart Big Peace, by Ben Shapiro    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/14/2014 11:00:46 PM     Post Reply
With Hamas’ decision to begin firing hundreds of rockets into Israel, precipitating Israeli action to stop that rocket fire, anti-Jew sentiment has now exploded full-force onto the public scene. This isn’t unprecedented – each time Israel acts in its own self-defense, whether in Gaza or in southern Lebanon, Jew-haters around the world have utilized the opportunity to target Jews. Such evil has now shown its ugly face around the world. Here are the latest incidents across the globe against Jews, utilizing Israel’s defensive activities as an excuse: Los Angeles. When some 2,000 Israel supporters showed up at the Federal Building

Obama at Iftar: ‘We Welcome That Debate’
on ‘Heart-Wrenching’ Images from Gaza, Israel
PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/14/2014 10:50:56 PM     Post Reply
President Obama told guests at the White House’s annual Iftar dinner tonight that “further escalation” in the Middle East “benefits no one, least of all the Israeli and the Palestinian people.” Faced with criticism from some Arab and Muslim activists who think he has been too friendly toward the Israeli side, Obama addressed the conflict near the end of his comments, which largely honored “the traditions of one of the world’s great faiths.” “For all of us, whatever our faiths, Ramadan is a reminder of just how much we share. The values of peace and charity, the importance of family

  


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George W. Bush, 68, has left knee
partially replaced, seven weeks
after surgery on his right knee
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/14/2014 10:40:07 PM     Post Reply
Former President George W. Bush has had his left knee partially replaced — seven weeks after having the same procedure on his right knee. Bush´s spokesman Freddy Ford said the procedure on Bush´s left knee took place Saturday at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Ford says the 68-year-old ex-president and his wife Laura were on their way back to Dallas on Monday morning. Fort says this operation and the one May 24 were both outpatient procedures performed by the same doctor. Ford says Bush is ´looking forward to getting back on his mountain bike in a few weeks.´

Marine jailed in Mexico says first
court hearing did not go as expected
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/14/2014 10:38:50 PM     Post Reply
The U.S. Marine who has spent months in a Mexican jail on guns charges said on “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” Monday that his first hearing in the case did not go as he had expected, as a language barrier prevented him from speaking directly to the judge. A Mexican federal judge sent Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi back to prison Wednesday after he made his first official courtroom appearance since being locked up more than three months ago for accidentally crossing the border with guns in his pickup truck. Tahmooressi told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren in a phone interview he had hoped to look the judge in the eyes when he

Between the Settlers and the
Unsettlers, the One-State Solution
Is on Our Doorstep
PJ Media, by David P. Goldman    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 7/14/2014 10:36:15 PM     Post Reply
Why Israel will soon be the only state able to govern Judea and Samaria, and the only military force capable of securing its borders. A one-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is upon us. It won’t arrive by Naftali Bennett’s proposal to annex the West Bank’s Area C, or through the efforts of BDS campaigners and Jewish Voice for Peace to alter the Jewish state. But it will happen, sooner rather than later, as the states on Israel’s borders disintegrate and other regional players annex whatever they can. As that happens, Israeli sovereignty in Judea and Samaria is becoming inevitable.

Illegal immigrants in D.C. fail
written driver’s test at 80% rate
Washington Times, by Crystal Hill    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/14/2014 10:34:00 PM     Post Reply
Four out of five illegal immigrants seeking driver’s licenses under a new D.C. law have failed a written knowledge test — a rocky start to a program that in its first two months has issued 268 licenses, according to city officials. The failure rate of 80 percent compares with a 58 percent failure rate for people seeking traditional driver’s licenses, the Department of Motor Vehicles told a D.C. Council committee. In addition, a check of the DMV website this week shows a massive backlog in appointments required to apply for the District’s “limited-purpose license.” The first available date for an

Judicial Watch, AEF Challenge
Obama Admin For States´ Right
To Block Noncitizen Voters
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Tom Fitton    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/14/2014 10:31:14 PM     Post Reply
One of the many negative downstream consequences of illegal aliens flooding across the border is the increased possibility of voter fraud. Obama and his leftist allies are committed to thwarting any effort by states to protect the integrity of the voting process that would prevent illegal aliens and other ineligible individuals from voting. Judicial Watch has launched a nationwide effort to support election integrity. That effort continued this week, as we once again joined forces with the Allied Educational Foundation (AEF) to file an amicus curiae brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in support of

  



Rubio: Senate immigration bill
won’t stop border surge
Washington Times, by S.A. Miller & Seth McLaughlin    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/14/2014 10:30:56 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Marco Rubio says the immigration bill he helped push through the Senate would not have stopped the surge of children crossing the southwestern border illegally, breaking with his “Gang of Eight” co-authors who are urging the bill’s passage. “I don’t think the immigration bill that was proposed in the Senate would have prevented that from happening,” the Florida Republican told The Washington Times. “What I think would have prevented that from happening is sufficient border security on the ground that would have discouraged people from making that journey in the first place.”

Another swing and a miss
for Obama’s foreign policy
Washington Post, by Dana Milbank    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/14/2014 10:30:51 PM     Post Reply
President Obama has described his foreign-policy doctrine as an attempt to hit singles, doubles and the occasional home run. But at this stage of the game, it looks as though he has popped out, grounded into a double play and been hit by a pitch. His attorney general, Eric Holder, said Sunday that the threat of undetectable explosives from Syria is “more frightening than anything” he has experienced in office. And the Wall Street Journal ran a front-page article Monday reporting that “the breadth of global instability now unfolding hasn’t been seen since the late 1970s” and that “U.S. global

Iron Dome, Israel’s antimissile system,
changes calculus of fight with Hamas
Washington Post, by Griff Witte and Ruth Eglash    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/14/2014 10:29:00 PM     Post Reply
ASHKELON, Israel — The roar of sirens echoed across this sun-kissed city Monday afternoon, and in a heartbeat the woman in the pink bikini was out of the pool, shepherding her three young kids to the nearest shelter. Up above, the vapor trail of a rocket fired from Gaza, just 10 miles down the coast, ripped the clear blue sky. And then, a boom: The rocket had been shot down. The kids jumped back in the seaside pool, and their mother returned to her tanning. Through it all, the lifeguard had barely stirred. Such is the dichotomous reality this week

Poll: Obama enjoys greater
confidence abroad than at home
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Mario Trujillo    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/14/2014 10:25:03 PM     Post Reply
Nearly six in 10 people around the world express confidence in President Obama even as his approval rating in the United States is near an all-time low, according to a poll released Monday. A Pew survey of nearly 50,000 people from 44 countries found 56 percent worldwide have confidence in Obama to do the right thing regarding world affairs. Though that number has held steady from last year, it was 16 points higher when he first took office in 2009. While strong overall, in Germany and Brazil confidence in Obama has plummeted 17 points after reports last year that the

Lawmakers From Texas Will
Offer Border Bill
New York Times, by Ashley Parker    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/14/2014 10:25:03 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Two Texas lawmakers say they plan to introduce a bipartisan bill on Tuesday intended to combat the humanitarian crisis at the nation’s southern border and make it easier to send migrant children from Central America back to their home countries. The legislation is expected to encounter resistance from some congressional Democrats. It comes as the White House has signaled a willingness to work with Republicans to win passage of President Obama’s request for $3.7 billion in emergency funds(Snip) The legislation by the two Texas lawmakers — Senator John Cornyn, the chamber’s No. 2 Republican, and Representative Henry Cuellar,

The Conservatives Who Deserve Blame
for the Border Breakdown
American Thinker, by John T. Bennett    Original Article
Posted By: periwinkel- 7/14/2014 10:24:22 PM     Post Reply
The conservative commentators who advocated a “path to citizenship” after the 2012 election bear partial blame for the current wave of illegal immigrants from Central America. Many of those who advocated for amnesty following the 2012 election are now complaining that people indeed came expecting that amnesty. But there is also an unbelievably bad policy at the root of the problem. (snip)It is not ironic at all that that a law intended “to combat human trafficking” has facilitated human smuggling. It is not ironic because this is precisely the outcome we should expect from immigration policy designed by multicultural elites.

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