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The Barbour Machine’s
Mississippi Ad War
National Review Online, by Eliana Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: WhamDBambam- 7/18/2014 3:35:24 PM     Post Reply
Even in the bitterly fought primary battle between Mississippi senator Thad Cochran and his challenger, state senator Chris McDaniel, some of the radio ads that aired against McDaniel were considered especially incendiary. One charged that a McDaniel victory would set back “race relationships between blacks and whites and other ethnic groups.” (SNIP) “Some money from the Republicans,” some from African Americans. “I raised money from a number of sources,” he said. As it turns out, Crudup raised all of the $144,685 his PAC took in from exactly one source: Haley Barbour’s political machine.

Russia Today Reporter Resigns
After ´Disrespect for Facts´
During MH17 Coverage
Town Hall, by Kara Jones    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/18/2014 3:32:16 PM     Post Reply
London-based Russia Today reporter Sara Firth announced her resignation this morning in protest of the politicized coverage of yesterday’s shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Firth said the manner in which Russia Today announced the tragedy was the “straw that broke the camel’s back for me.” Press Gazette has more: Russia Today has been criticised for suggesting the crash is the fault of Ukraine. Most other media outlets have suggested that a more likely explanation is that pro-Russian separatists were responsible for shooting down the passenger jet. So far it is estimated that around 300 people died in the crash.

Clintons Demand $1 Million to
Allow Donor’s Kids at Benefit Dinner
Washington Free Beacon, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/18/2014 3:27:28 PM     Post Reply
A Chinese businessman paid $500,000 to have dinner with Bill and Hillary Clinton. But when he asked if his kids could join, the former first couple demanded another half-million, the New York Post reports. One witness said Holzman regaled guests with a tale that “lunch for two with Bill and Hillary went for $500,000 to benefit the Clinton Foundation.” And the winning bid came from “a Chinese business mogul who then asked if he could bring his two children along to the meeting.” But, our spy said, the high bidder was then told by the Clinton camp he could only bring his



The Nuclear Option: Why Do I Have
To Buy Healthcare For Potheads?
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Charles Hurt    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/18/2014 3:20:05 PM     Post Reply
Politicians here have not even figured out how yet to implement their new law requiring us to pay for everybody else’s health care, and already people are clamoring to legalize drugs that are, at the very least, hazardous to their health. The good people of Colorado and Washington state can now buy and smoke pot without violating state laws. The movement to do so is spreading among other states like a hot tropical virus through a detention facility on the Mexican border. I, for one, have never really cared one way or the other if people choose to smoke pot. My experience

On Why Conservative Women Are Sexier
Breitbart London, by James Delingpole    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/18/2014 3:09:51 PM     Post Reply
Right wing women are sexier than left wing women, argues Cosmo Landesman in the latest issue of the Spectator. And it´s not like he´s biased: this is a self-confessed "liberal-lefty-pro-feminist" talking here. Maybe once conservative women deserved their reputation for being "uptight, prudish and repressed", he says, but not any more. These days it´s lefty women who are the problem, constricted as they are by "a sexual correctness that has come in the wake of third-wave feminism." Landesman has been doing some serious, dedicated research into this: I recently had sex with a woman who writes for the Guardian and in the heat

Is this the smoking gun? Footage
emerges of BUK missile launcher
being smuggled back to Russia
and missing TWO rockets
Daily Mail (U.K.), by James Nye*    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/18/2014 3:02:18 PM     Post Reply
An expert believes that MH17 was downed by a missile fired from rebel-held Torez in eastern Ukraine - and a BUK anti-aircraft launcher has been pictured rumbling into the town just two hours before the crash, leading to speculation that it was this piece of equipment that was used to bring about the tragedy. On Friday a missile launcher with two rockets missing was then filmed by Ukrainian intelligence services being smuggled on the back of a truck to Russia. Anton Gerashchenko, from Ukraine´s interior ministry, said of the missing missiles that ´it´s not hard to guess why´. ´It was

Obama opens Eastern
Seaboard to oil exploration
Associated Press, by Jason Dearon    Original Article
Posted By: SoCalGal- 7/18/2014 3:01:05 PM     Post Reply
ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla. — The Obama administration is reopening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, announcing final approval Friday of sonic cannons that can pinpoint energy deposits deep beneath the ocean floor. The decision promises to create plenty of jobs and thrills the oil industry, but dismays environmentalists worried about the immediate impact as well as the long-term implications of oil development. The cannons fill waters shared by whales and turtles with sound waves 100 times louder than a jet engine. Saving endangered species was the environmental groups´ best hope of extending a ban against offshore drilling off



Obama blames rebels under Putin´s ´control´
for MH17 ´outrage of unspeakable
proportions´ but won´t impose more
sanctions until investigation takes place
Daily Mail (U.K.), by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/18/2014 2:51:05 PM     Post Reply
Barack Obama announced Friday that the rebels believed to be behind the rocket attack on a Malaysian Airlines jetliner in eastern Ukraine have had ´a steady stream of support from Russia,´ but stopped short of calling for an immediate pushback against Moscow. The U.S. president´s brief but substantial comments about deaths that he called ´an outrage of unspeakable proportions´ came 24 hours after he coolly inserted a 40-second statement about the plane crash into a 16-minute oration about domestic transportation policy, drawing gasps and guffaws from Americans. ´This certainly will be a wake-up call for Europe and the world that there are

Rick Perry. So hot right now.
Washington Post, by Aaron Blake    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/18/2014 2:28:39 PM     Post Reply
Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) is still something of a punchline after his disastrous 2012 presidential campaign. As he prepares to run again in 2016, there´s nowhere to go but up. Which is precisely where he appears to be going. In the national spotlight again because of the crisis on the southern border, Perry seems to be working his way into GOP voters´ favor again. Witness two new polls this week. The first poll, from NBC News and Marist College, showed Perry right up there with the frontrunners in Iowa, pulling 7 percent of the vote. He was also the second choice of

Group Now Claims Obama Wasn’t
Technically Fundraising For It On
Day Of Malaysia Air Plane Crash
Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/18/2014 2:25:14 PM     Post Reply
As the United States gathered information Thursday about the Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine, President Barack Obama was in New York on a quick fundraising swing with Democratic donors. But now one of the super PACs that hosted Obama for an event — the House Majority PAC — claims that Obama’s meeting with donors was not technically a fundraiser. According to a pool report from the event, an official with the House Majority PAC disputed the characterization of the meeting as a fundraiser because there were no tickets or cost of admission for donors. “The president is appearing at the event only

University of Wisconsin Faculty
Votes to Apportion Grades by Race
National Review Online, by Ian Tuttle    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/18/2014 2:21:22 PM     Post Reply
Earlier this year, the University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty senate adopted a new Framework for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence, which, according to the campus’s Board of Regents, “places the mission of diversity at the center of institutional life so that it becomes a core organizing principle.” Nothing new under the sun there. But UW economics professor W. Lee Hansen notes something profoundly disturbing in the framework, which apparently went unnoticed by the faculty and the administration: To achieve the plan’s vague aims, the Ad Hoc Diversity Planning Committee formulated five goals and thirty detailed recommendations. Unbeknownst to faculty senators, these goals and recommendations



Massive wildfire burns 100 homes
in Washington; town evacuated
CBS News & Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/18/2014 2:19:34 PM     Post Reply
Spokane, WA - A large, wind-whipped wildfire in rural north-central Washington destroyed an estimated 100 homes, forced the evacuation of a small town and cut power to most of the scenic Methow Valley. A spokesman for the Carlton Complex Fire, Jacob McCann, said Friday that the fire "ran quite a bit" on Thursday and officials were also able to get a better handle on its size. It blackened 260 square miles by Friday morning, up dramatically from the last estimate of 28 square miles. "This is a very dynamic situation," said another fire spokesman, Dan Omdal. "Fire activity is really high. Things are changing very quickly."

Hillary’s pollyanna foreign policy
Hot Air, by Jazz Shaw    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/18/2014 2:18:18 PM     Post Reply
Each new crisis around the world, including the scab scraping problems in Ukraine following this week’s plane downing, seem to demonstrate that foreign policy will be a much bigger factor in the next presidential election than I’d once imagined. Americans will still focus on a host of domestic issues, but it’s impossible to ignore the deteriorating state of affairs around the globe and America’s place on that larger stage. This made it all the more curious to examine Hillary Clinton’s statements about American foreign policy given on, of all places, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Setting jokes aside for

Russian government edits
Wikipedia on flight MH17
Telegraph [UK], by Matthew Sparkes    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/18/2014 2:09:29 PM     Post Reply
A political battle has broken out on Wikipedia over an entry relating to the crash of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, with the Russian government reportedly removing sections which accuse it of providing "terrorists" with missiles that were used to down the civilian airliner. A Twitter bot which monitors edits made to the online encyclopaedia from Russian government IP addresses (unique numbers relating to certain computers or networks) has spotted that changes are being made to a page relating to the crash. It appears that an internet user from within the All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (VGTRK) changed a

After the Crash
The New Yorker, by David Remnick    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/18/2014 2:08:00 PM     Post Reply
Geography, motive, communications intercepts, and all manner of circumstantial evidence suggest that the likeliest suspect in the horrific deaths of two hundred and ninety-eight people aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was the curiously well-armed and well-coördinated military outfit loyal to Moscow in eastern Ukraine. Various government and intelligence officials in Kiev say that they have evidence, including a series of damning tapped conversations among pro-Russian forces, that the separatists shot down the plane, which crashed near Grabovo, a coal-mining town in the Donetsk region. Ukraine’s President, Petro Poroshenko, said, “We are calling this not an incident, not a catastrophe, but a



Huckabee, Paul, Ryan, Perry
Best Known and Liked in GOP
Gallup Politics, by Frank Newport    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/18/2014 2:06:34 PM     Post Reply
PRINCETON, NJ -- Four potential GOP candidates for president in 2016 stand above seven others as the best known and best liked among Republicans at this early juncture in the nominating process. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, and Texas Gov. Rick Perry are all familiar to more than 60% of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents and have net favorable ratings of +40 or better. Huckabee has slightly higher familiarity and net favorability than the other 10 potential Republican candidates tested. These findings are based on Gallup interviewing conducted

Oklahoma´s ban on gay marriage
unconstitutional, federal appeals court rules
Tulsa World (OK), by Robert Boczkiewicz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/18/2014 1:26:45 PM     Post Reply
DENVER — A federal appeals court Friday struck down Oklahoma´s ban on same-sex marriages. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the ban violates the U.S. Constitution´s guarantee of equal protection under the law for everyone. The court stayed its opinion, pending an expected appeal. A three-judge panel of the Denver-based court ruled 2-1 in the Oklahoma case after the same panel ruled June 25 that Utah´s ban on same-sex marriage violates the Constitution. The ban was challenged in 2004 in lawsuits by two Tulsa-area lesbian couples, the day after Oklahoma voters approved adding it as an amendment to

Richard Branson on the right to die:
‘An assisted dying law would not
result in more people dying, but
in fewer people suffering’
Independent [UK], by Jenn Selby    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/18/2014 1:25:17 PM     Post Reply
Richard Branson has become the latest famous face to lend his support to the campaign for an assisted dying law. The Virgin entrepreneur took to Twitter to voice his support for Lord Falconers´ bill, that proposes allowing doctors to prescribe a lethal dose to terminally ill patients judged to have less than six months to live. “An assisted dying law would not result in more people dying, but in fewer people suffering,” he posted, adding a link to his blog on the Virgin.com website. “Watching a loved one suffer over a long and drawn-out period can be utterly devastating,” he writes. “However, this isn’t about relatives of loved ones making the

Catholic League Rips Letterman For Sketch
on Priests Having Sex; Points to Past ´Infidelities´
NewsBusters, by Matthew Balan    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 7/18/2014 1:19:55 PM     Post Reply
The Catholic League´s Bill Donohue blasted "sick man" David Letterman for his Wednesday night sketch making light about Pope Francis´s recent remarks about priestly celibacy. The segment repeatedly featured a group of young women screaming ecstatically over the news that the Pope is "now thinking about lifting the celibacy requirements for priests." He also aired a fake CNN news report featuring the pontiff giving a sex ed lesson to bishops at the Vatican. [video below the jump] Donohue´s Thursday statement, titled "Letterman Should Avoid Sexual Jokes," underlined the CBS´s host admission from nearly five years ago that he

Two men arrested, charged in
kidnapping and murder of Linden woman
Jackson Sun [Jackson, TN], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 7/18/2014 1:16:46 PM     Post Reply
Following a joint investigation with the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has arrested two men in connection to the kidnapping and murder of a Linden woman in what was originally thought to be a case of hit-and-run, according to the TBI. On July 11, at the request of 26th District Attorney General Jerry Woodall, TBI Special Agents joined THP in the investigation of the death of 25-year-old Brittany Lynn Simpson. On the night of July 10, THP was dispatched to a possible hit-and-run, involving a pedestrian, on Highway 412 East in Darden.


Man beaten, robbed in park believes
attack was racially motivated
WLKY-TV [Louisville, KY], by Lauren Adams    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 7/18/2014 1:06:43 PM     Post Reply
Louisville, Ky. —In just a matter of weeks, a man beaten and robbed in an area park will come face to face with one of the men he says attacked him. (Snip) Rountree said he has lived in fear for the past 15 months. It was at Okolona Park on April 12, 2013, when he went for a walk. He said the park was empty around 5 that evening when a group of young, black men were making their way to him. "They were yelling ´honky´ and ´white boy,´ ´cracker´ and ´white trash,´" said Rountree. He was beaten and knocked

MH17 passengers included American and
former Indiana University athlete
Washington Post, by Monica Hesse    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/18/2014 12:57:36 PM     Post Reply
Two weeks after Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 vanished on its route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing earlier this year, Australian citizen Kaylene Mann read a statement to the media mourning her brother, Rod Burrows, who had been on that flight. On Thursday, less than six months later, the Mann family was grieving again after the names of Malaysian Flight 17 victims began to be released. (Snip) President Obama said Friday that at least one American citizen was killed: Quinn Lucas Schansman. The victims included 189 Dutch citizens, 44 from Malaysia and 27 from Australia. Other nationalities were represented in smaller

Boehner: House Has No Plans
to Defund Unconstitutional Acts by Obama
Cybercast News Service, by Brittany M. Hughes    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 7/18/2014 12:47:25 PM     Post Reply
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) indicated today that if President Barack Obama takes actions that exceed his constitutional authority, the House of Representatives has no plans to use its own constitutional authority to withhold funding from those actions. At his weekly press briefing, CNSNews.com asked Boehner: “You’ve said you disagree with calls to impeach the president over abuse of power via executive actions. But under the Constitution the House actually has the power of the purse. So, if the President takes actions that exceed his Constitutional authority, will you withhold funding for those actions in the next must-pass

Danger Will Robinson – The Cuellar-
Cornyn Bill Makes It HARDER To Send
Back UAC’s At Border Not Easier….
Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: SoCalGal- 7/18/2014 12:46:53 PM     Post Reply
After poring through 3 days of immigration analysis this report does the best job of putting the proposals into context. Things are not what they are espoused to be: Analysis of Title I “Helping Unaccompanied Minors and Alleviating National Emergency (HUMANE) Act” (aka. the Cuellar / Cornyn bill) WASHINGTON DC [...] The administration has been steadily increasing its projections of the number who will cross this year and next, as if either preparing the public, or — an unsettling notion — itself for the deluge yet to come. As is well known, the president declared a humanitarian emergency in

Appeals court strikes down
Oklahoma gay marriage ban
USA Today, by Richard Wolf    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/18/2014 12:38:17 PM     Post Reply
A federal appeals court in Denver struck down a second state ban on same-sex marriage Friday, ruling that Oklahoma -- like Utah before it - cannot prohibit gays and lesbians from marrying. The decision by a three-judge panel in the 10-year-old lawsuit is likely to give the Supreme Court a choice: It can use either Utah or Oklahoma as its foil for judging the constitutionality of all such bans, or it can wait for more cases headed its way from Virginia and elsewhere. (Snip) "Oklahoma's ban on same-sex marriage sweeps too broadly in that it denies a fundamental right to all same-sex couples who seek to marry or to have their

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