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Come out, come out wherever
you are, Hillary Clinton!
Washington Post, by Jennifer Rubin    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/22/2014 5:14:28 AM     Post Reply
Maggie Haberman of Politico confirms first that Hillary Clinton is entirely inaccessible to the media and second that none of those denied access thought it important to let the public know Clinton is hiding from questions. Haberman observed, “What has been really striking about Hillary Clinton’s book tour is she has not taken a single question, that I know of from reporters who are attending.” Well, who can blame Clinton from hiding, I suppose, given her declining popularity, the gaffe-filled book tour and the instability engulfing Europe and the Middle East. She is ducking the press for now, but even

Obama Donor Fights to Keep
Riff-Raff Away From Private Beach
Washington Free Beacon, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/22/2014 5:12:30 AM     Post Reply
A wealthy venture capitalist and major Obama donor is fighting tooth-and-nail to prevent others from accessing his private Northern California beach, according to Bloomberg News. Vinod Khosla’s support for Obama has paid off in the form of millions in taxpayer subsidies for green energy companies in which he has invested. A prominent environmentalist, Khosla nevertheless cherishes his control over a private beach alongside his 56-acre property near San Francisco—which he bought for $32.5 million—Bloomberg reported on Monday. Khosla, who started his own venture capital firm a decade ago, is fighting a lawsuit brought in state court by the nonprofit Surfrider Foundation, which describes

Welfare Cash for Weed in Colorado
National Review Online, by Jillian Kay Melchior    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 7/22/2014 5:08:56 AM     Post Reply
For the past six months, welfare beneficiaries in Colorado have repeatedly withdrawn their cash benefits at marijuana retailers and dispensaries, according to a new analysis by National Review Online. Such apparent abuses have caught the eye of Colorado’s executive and legislative powers alike, and the state has launched an effort to curb them. At least 259 times in the first six months of legalized recreational marijuana in Colorado, beneficiaries used their electronic-benefit transfer (EBT) cards to access public assistance at weed retailers and dispensaries, withdrawing a total of $23,608.53 in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) cash, NRO’s examination found. In 2012,

  


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Is Europe angry now?
Chicago Tribune, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 7/22/2014 5:06:39 AM     Post Reply
"If anyone had the illusion that this was only happening in Ukraine, that it had nothing to do with our common concerns — now we can see all these victims from the West." —Linas Linkevicius, foreign minister of Lithuania The destruction of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was not a tragedy but a crime, and the aftermath has compounded wanton slaughter with cruel delay, confrontation and confusion. As of Sunday, four days after the crash, some bodies were still in bags at the crash site in eastern Ukraine, decomposing in the heat. Their destination was unresolved, as the pro-Russian separatists who control the

Harry Reid’s border problem
Boston Globe, by John E. Sununu    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 7/22/2014 5:02:19 AM     Post Reply
HARRY REID has a border problem. More accurately, America has a border problem that Reid, as Senate majority leader, will need to help solve in the next three weeks. The Nevada senator’s difficulties stem from his dislike of the bipartisan solution recently offered, disagreement with the approach suggested by President Obama, and disdain for anything passed by the House of Representatives. Other than that, Reid should find the sweltering run-up to the August recess to be great fun. It’s difficult to overstate the challenges created by the massive influx of asylum seekers — mostly women and unaccompanied children — currently flowing

A sinking presidency,
deeper after November?
Washington Times, by J.T. Young    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/22/2014 4:59:49 AM     Post Reply
If you think President Obama’s administration has unraveled, the denouement could be just beginning. Its real consequence would come when congressional Democrats, who have remained extremely loyal to the president, begin to split from him. If they do — and November election losses could drive that — America could see a presidency come apart. The latest nationwide Quinnipiac poll shows Mr. Obama’s deepening trouble. A plurality of respondents (45 percent) said the country would have been better off if Mitt Romney had won in 2012, and Mr. Obama rated first (33 percent) in voting for America’s worst post-World War II

The UN Might Have Given Hamas Those
20 Rockets Stashed in Their School
Atlantic, by Adam Chandler    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/22/2014 4:56:17 AM     Post Reply
After finding 20 rockets in a United Nations school last week, a U.N. agency did the only sensible thing it could think of: return them to "local authorities." It all started last week when the missiles were found in a vacant school belonging to U.N.R.W.A. (The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees). Shocked, appalled, and horrified, the group, which runs more than 200 schools in the Gaza Strip, issued this condemnation: UNRWA strongly condemns the group or groups responsible for placing the weapons in one of its installations. This is a flagrant violation of the inviolability of its premises

  


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Conviction Politician
Weekly Standard, by Matt Labash    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/22/2014 4:49:26 AM     Post Reply
Gonzales, La. The last time I saw Edwin Edwards, he was breaking the law. It was 14 years ago, in the cafeteria of the Russell B. Long federal courthouse in Baton Rouge, where a portrait of Russell’s dad Huey—the Kingfish himself—kept watch over the lobby. At the building’s ribbon-cutting several years earlier, Edwards, who was then in the last of his four nonconsecutive terms as emperor/governor of Louisiana (and who is now running for Congress), had joked that the ceremony was “my first invitation to a federal courthouse not delivered by U.S. marshals.” Like all his best lines—and Edwards always had

White House Press Secretary Faces Reporter
Revolt After Criticizing Media At Briefing
Business Insider, by Colin Campbell    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/22/2014 4:43:09 AM     Post Reply
The White House press secretary, Josh Earnest, faced a minor media revolt at his daily press briefing Monday after he criticized a Washington Post story for its reliance on anonymous sources. Several reporters at the briefing challenged Earnest´s critique by pointing out White House officials regularly insist information be anonymously attributed to members of the administration in conference calls and other communications. "You criticize anonymous sources but we have anonymous sources from you every day," one reporter said. "How can you criticize that when that´s what you basically give us every day, except for the briefing?" Earnest responded sarcastically. "Except

At Last -- Someone Did Something
American Spectator, by William Murchison    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/22/2014 4:40:27 AM     Post Reply
So, then, what are we supposed to think when the governor of Texas dispatches National Guardsmen to the state border with Mexico in order to deflect the onrush of illegal border-crossers? What are we supposed to do? Do? A strange concept these days. Do something about the Russians and their depraved allies for shooting down a passenger plane? Do something about the depraved crowd of terrorists who provoked Israel into assaulting the tunnels in which they skulk? Do something about those equally depraved Iraqi terrorists now rounding up and expelling Christians from their midst? Do something about the kidnappers of schoolchildren

John and Ban’s Not-So-
Excellent Cairo Adventure
PJ Media, by Roger L. Simon    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/22/2014 4:36:49 AM     Post Reply
You know you’re living in mundo bizarro when Egyptian strongman Abdel Fattah el-Sisi sounds (and is!) more reasonable than the U.S. secretary of State and the UN secretary general. But that’s the way it is in this best of all possible worlds with John Kerry and Ban Ki-moon rocketing to Cairo to bring about a ceasefire in the latest Gaza War before Israel does something so rash as finally obliterating the murderous religious psychopaths of Hamas. Heaven forfend! El-Sisi undoubtedly knows better, as do numerous relatively more silent types like the Saudis and the Jordanians, all — or anyway most

  


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Police protect Jewish students from
Pro-Palestinian mob…in Boston
Hot Air, by Guy Benson    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/22/2014 4:34:01 AM     Post Reply
Forget Paris. These ugly scenes are playing out right here at home (via John Podhoretz): For the third time in eight days, Boston police were forced to intervene when a small group of student Israel supporters was swarmed by demonstrators screaming anti-Semitic epithets and initiating physical contact, said students involved in the incident…A handful of Jewish students with Israeli flags was surrounded by demonstrators shouting anti-Semitic epithets and – according to two of the students – a tense minute of “pushing and shoving.” Soon after the “die-in” ended, Brett Loewenstern — a Berklee College of Music student and pro-Israel activist –

Big brother is watching — your waistline
Politico, by Arthur Allen    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/22/2014 4:26:23 AM     Post Reply
Data mining is digging into your health. Actuaries predict your life span. Banks track your spending habits. Now, your employer can tell whether you’ll have diabetes a year from now. And the federal government is encouraging businesses to use that information to tell you how to eat and exercise, to “data mine” for your own good and the employer’s bottom line. Medical records, social media, credit card records and new activity tracking gadgets like Fitbits are being used to assess your riskiness to yourself and to the cost-conscious health care system. Aetna is among the companies paving the way. It’s

Anguished dad´s open letter to Putin:
"Thank you for murdering my child"
CBS News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/22/2014 4:23:11 AM     Post Reply
The heartbroken father of a 17-year-old Dutch girl who died in the crash of Malaysia Airlines 17 has written an open letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin, excoriating him "for murdering my dear and only child." Elsemiek de Borst was on her way to Malaysia on vacation with her mother, stepfather and little brother when the Boeing 777 was shot down Thursday, killing all on board, said her father, Hans de Borst. In an open letter posted on Facebook, de Borst blasted Putin and the leaders of the pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine, blaming them for his daughter´s death. "Thank you, Mr. Putin,

Montana Judge to Be
Censured Over Rape Comments
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/22/2014 4:20:07 AM     Post Reply
The Montana Supreme Court on Tuesday will publicly reprimand a judge who gave a lenient sentence to a rapist after suggesting the 14-year-old victim shared some of the responsibility for the crime. District Judge G. Todd Baugh of Billings is scheduled to appear before the court in Helena, where one of the justices will read a censure statement prepared in advance. Baugh will likely get an opportunity to address the court, and the censure will then go into the record, state Supreme Court clerk Ed Smith said Monday. The censure is a public declaration by the high court that a judge is

  


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Israeli Media Say Israeli
Soldier Missing in Gaza
Associated Press, by Tia Goldenberg    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/22/2014 4:17:50 AM     Post Reply
JERUSALEM -- Israeli media say an Israeli soldier is missing following a deadly battle in the Gaza Strip. A defense official confirmed that there is a soldier missing. The official spoke on Tuesday on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the incident with media. The media reported that the soldier was traveling in an armored personal carrier that had come under attack over the weekend. The reports did not say if the soldier was dead or alive. Hamas earlier this week claimed it had captured an Israeli soldier. Israelis did not deny or confirm the claim. For Israelis, a captured

Diversity for Thee, but Not for Me
American Thinker, by Jim Yardley    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/22/2014 3:44:09 AM     Post Reply
The Progressive mantra of “diversity is our strength” is one of the most honored catchphrases of the left. Like all slogans, it is a test to see if common folk are “gun-toting, Bible-clinging” Neanderthals or are they part of the enlightened, educated elites to whom the rest of us must surrender our individual beliefs, opinions, and thoughts. But as with all that the Progressives say, the meaning of the words being used is warped and misrepresented. For example, think about what Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Shultz is saying in the following: Diversity on the bench is critical. As practitioners, you need judges who ´get it!´

Fireworks flew yesterday with Dana Loesch
American Thinker, by Rick Moran    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/22/2014 3:37:41 AM     Post Reply
Yesterday, American Thinker was involved in a Twitter firestorm when an article by M. Catharine Evans about a group of prominent conservatives who went to the border on a humanitarian mission to hand out food and toys to illegal alien children went viral. Taking notable exception to the article was radio talk show host Dana Loesch who unleashed a flurry of hysterically exaggerated, ill-tempered tweets that were as baffling as they were inaccurate. A few samples: Your site seems to have accused me of making $ off of illegal immigration, @AmericanThinker please provide proof. — Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) July 21, 2014 If you´re going to

Spanking the Elites
American Thinker, by J.R. Dunn    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/22/2014 3:34:05 AM     Post Reply
I’m the editor here at AT who handled M Catherine Evans’ “Americans Protest Illegals as High-Profile Conservatives Pander,” the piece that opened the second – or maybe third – front in the conservative civil war this Monday. That submission came in relatively late on Sunday. Monday’s article schedule was already set. But I put it up anyway, shifting another piece to do it. I made sure it went in for Monday even though, for technical reasons, I had to reenter it twice into the publishing system. I made sure it went in because of what it says about the nature of conservatism

The Ordeal of Post-Obama Change
American Thinker, by Christopher Chantrill    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/22/2014 3:30:40 AM     Post Reply
Want to get a new angle on Obama´s Hope and Change mantra? Longshoreman philosopher Eric Hoffer wrote the book about it before Obama was even born: The Ordeal of Change. [E]very radical adjustment is a crisis in self-esteem... It needs inordinate self-confidence to face drastic change without inner trembling. “Action,” wrote Hoffer, “is the most obvious way by which to gain confidence and prove our worth... [but] there must be an abundance of opportunities, and there must be a tradition of self-reliance” for a program of action to work. And back in the 19th century when the first great wave of immigration

  



Burlington, Iowa City Council to Consider
Ban on Open Carry of Toy Guns
Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/22/2014 3:26:49 AM     Post Reply
The Burlington, Iowa city council wants to ban open carry of toy guns. The ordinance will make it illegal to openly carry a toy gun or conceal one with clothes. Via Iowa Gun Owners Facebook page: The Burlington Iowa City Council is moving to pass an ordinance that would require you to get their WRITTEN permission before your kids can play with toy guns, replica guns, BB guns, etc! If your kids play with these toys in most outdoor situations, or if they play with toy guns in the car while you drive them around, you are looking at a fine in excess of

IRS official: Lost Lois Lerner
emails may still exist
Washington Examiner, by Susan Ferrechio    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/22/2014 3:18:18 AM     Post Reply
Could the IRS have those missing Lois Lerner emails after all? New testimony from a key Internal Revenue Service official indicates the IRS may not have lost two years of emails sent by former top IRS official Lois Lerner after all. That is what the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee suggested Monday morning in a newly released transcript of a recent closed-door interview with IRS Deputy Associate Chief Counsel Thomas Kane. Kane is responsible for producing documents requested by Congress that are related to a a probe into the IRS past practice of targeting conservative groups. Kane met with House investigators after Oversight

Hillary Clinton answers
questions on Facebook today
San Francisco Chronicle, by Wendy Lee    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/22/2014 3:16:11 AM     Post Reply
Hillary Rodham Clinton will participate in a live Q&A today on Facebook. Clinton, the former secretary of state and first lady who ran for president in 2008, will tour Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park. She said in a Facebook post that she’ll be talking about her new book, “Hard Choices“ and answer questions on her book’s Facebook page beginning at 2:30 p.m. The book delves into her years as secretary of state. A Facebook spokesperson said Clinton’s tour of Facebook headquarters was closed to the press. There’s been some speculation over whether Clinton would run for president in 2016. She has yet to

Obama shares support for DC statehood
The Hill (Washington, D.C.), by Justin Sink    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/22/2014 2:56:50 AM     Post Reply
President Obama said Monday that as a Washington, D.C., resident he supported statehood for the District of Columbia’s 650,000 inhabitants. "I´m in D.C., so I´m for it," Obama said Monday at a town-hall event to promote his "My Brother´s Keeper" program. "I´ve long believed that folks in D.C. pay taxes like everybody else. They contribute to the overall well-being of the country like everybody else. They should be represented like everybody else," Obama added. The president said there was no reason based on population size to deny the district´s residents statehood. But he acknowledged that the politics in Congress on D.C. statehood would

Hobby Lobby Makes
Atheists Knit Bricks
National Review Online, by Celina Durgin    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/22/2014 2:52:51 AM     Post Reply
In response to the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling, atheists are sitting around knitting. And in this time of national crisis, they are knitting bricks. Worried about the supposedly crumbling wall of separation between church and state, the Secular Coalition for America (SCA) launched a “Knit a Brick” campaign to “harness outrage” at the ruling. The group will send yarn bricks to the Supreme Court, Congress, or White House staffers. Targets will be selected based on the number of bricks the Coalition’s high command receives by August 5, according to Religionnews.com. If organizers collect 400 bricks, they will send them to

Un-amused! Hilarious video of the North
Korea´s leader arm-wrestling Obama,
dancing with Bin Laden and even dropping
his trousers that´s made Pyongyang furious
Daily Mail (U.K.), by Mia De Graaf    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/22/2014 12:42:56 AM     Post Reply
He is revered by his people as seemingly all-powerful. But it seems North Korea is not au fait with Kim Jong Un´s break dancing, arm-wrestling and skipping - on show in a spoof video that has gone viral. In a series of clearly photoshopped scenes compiled by a Chinese student, the dictator is shown cavorting in a field with Osama bin Laden, riding a pig through a snowy field, and being fly-kicked into a swimming pool by President Barack Obama. And Pyongyang is not happy. ´It seriously compromises Kim’s dignity and authority,´ a top-ranking official from the Hermit Kingdom said, according to Asia News. North

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