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Obama’s Bold Order on Bias
New York Times, by Editors    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 7/22/2014 7:57:45 AM     Post Reply
“Our government of the people, by the people and for the people will become just a little bit fairer,” said President Obama on Monday just before signing an executive order prohibiting federal contractors, which employ 20 percent of the nation’s work force, from discriminating against gay men, lesbians and transgender people in their employment practices. “We’re on the right side of history,” Mr. Obama correctly declared regarding this important measure, which also explicitly protects federal employees against discrimination based on gender identity, a category covering transgender employees (bias based on sexual orientation was already prohibited).

Obama heads off to raise
money on the West Coast
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/22/2014 7:55:02 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Amid a swirl of foreign and border challenges, President Barack Obama is embarking on the one mission that has regularly proved a winner for him — raising money for his fellow Democrats. Obama on Tuesday was starting a three-day West Coast trip, scheduled to attend at least five fundraising events in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles less than four months ahead of midterm elections that could change Washington´s balance of power. The trip comes as Obama is dealing with a series of high-profile tests of his presidency, from Eastern Europe to the Middle East to the Southern

What the Governor’s Press Conference
Left Unresolved on Our Border
Breitbart Texas, by Bob Price    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/22/2014 7:47:54 AM     Post Reply
FALFURRIAS, Texas—Governor Rick Perry’s much-anticipated announcement of the deployment of up to 1,000 members of the Texas National Guard to portions of the Texas border with Mexico left many issues unresolved. As the deployment appears to be focused on the Rio Grande Sector of the border, the most looming unresolved issue is the fate of the rest of the border. [Snip] While this is certainly the most concentrated area of illegal immigration and the unprecedented influx of unaccompanied minors, the majority of the Texas-Mexico border is still relatively unprotected. Breitbart Texas Managing Director Brandon Darby has spent the past year

  


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Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings
calls for end to ´public harassment´
of IRS chief John Koskinen
Washington Examiner [DC], by Susan Ferrechio    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/22/2014 7:09:03 AM     Post Reply
The top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform panel is objecting to a plan to call the Internal Revenue Service commissioner to testify for a third time in a matter of weeks, calling it “public harassment of an agency head.” Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., sent a letter Monday to Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., objecting to a decision to call Commissioner John Koskinen to testify at a hearing on Wednesday. It would be the third time Koskinen appeared before the panel in the past month, Cummings noted. “Requiring Commissioner Koskinen to testify again this week not only takes him away

Group: New VA health
leader suspended whistleblower
Arizona Republic [Phoenix,AZ], by Dennis Wagner    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 7/22/2014 7:03:35 AM     Post Reply
The Department of Veterans Affairs´ new regional health-care boss in the Southwest, now responsible for ­instituting reforms, suspended an employee in California last month ­after he reported that patients in Palo Alto were being endangered, according to a national watchdog group. The Project on Government Oversight, a nonpartisan organization, says Elizabeth J. Freeman, interim director at the Southwest ­Regional Health Care Network, put the employee on leave after he was accused of "disrespectful correspondence" — a written complaint about mismanagement of medications. Freeman did not respond Monday to a request for comment. A regional VA spokeswoman said the department does

The Incoherent Excuses for Hating Israel
FrontPage, by Bruce Thornton    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 7/22/2014 6:49:23 AM     Post Reply
Israel’s military operation to degrade Hamas’ ability to rain rockets down on Israeli cities has stirred up the usual noisy and nasty protests in Europe. We need not dwell on demonstrations by Muslim immigrants, whose genocidal Jew-hatred has been an Islamic tradition for 14 centuries. More revealing is the hatred of Israel by so many Europeans, ranging from leftover leftists and idealizers of the dark-skinned “other,” to far-right xenophobes and morally addled Christians. Whatever its origins, one thing their bitter hatred of Israel does not have is any foundation in coherent principle. Take the displeasure aroused by the continually publicized disparity

ObamaCare´s Shrinking Geography
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: RustMB- 7/22/2014 6:41:58 AM     Post Reply
Reform: Probably hoping no one would notice, regulators late last week exempted from ObamaCare five U.S. territories where it was failing. Will they do the same once it´s obvious ObamaCare is failing everywhere else? When the geniuses in Congress and the White House were writing the ObamaCare legislation, they made a slight mistake. The law imposed ObamaCare´s guaranteed issue and community rating insurance mandates on the five territories — which have a combined population of more than 4 million — but it exempted them from the individual mandate and didn´t offer any subsidies. Not surprisingly, the insurance markets quickly collapsed
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MH17: Brussels should call Vladimir Putin´s
bluff – but chances are it won´t dare
Telegraph [UK], by Peter Foster    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/22/2014 6:32:54 AM     Post Reply
If you want to know why Vladimir Putin continues to ignore the demands of the international community to get out of Ukraine, just listen to his deputy foreign minister´s reply when asked if the Kremlin feared the French might suspend the sale of two Mistral helicopter carriers to Russia. “We’re talking about billions of euros,” Dmitry Rogozin told Reuters in Moscow, “The French are very pragmatic. Cancelling this contract would be less damaging to Russia than to France.” Mr Putin has long presided over a mafia state, and this was spoken like a true junior boss, mixing the threat of

MH17 bodies leave Ukraine
rebel area and reach Kharkiv
BBC News [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/22/2014 6:27:29 AM     Post Reply
A train carrying the remains of victims of the Malaysian airliner which crashed in Ukraine has arrived in the city of Kharkiv, outside rebel territory. The transfer of bodies from flight MH17 follows international pressure on pro-Russia rebels, amid accusations that the aircraft was shot down. Meanwhile international monitors say parts of the wreckage have been changed since they first saw it. [Snip] The Malaysian Airlines flight came down in rebel-held territory near the eastern village of Grabove. Most of those who died were Dutch and the remains will be flown from a co-ordination centre in Kharkiv to the Netherlands

Evidence-Tampering ´on Industrial
Scale´ at MH17 Crash Site
Breitbart London [UK], by Nick Hallett    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/22/2014 6:22:51 AM     Post Reply
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said that "evidence-tampering on an industrial scale" is taking place at the MH17 crash site, accusing pro-Russian rebels of attempting a "cover-up". Speaking after the success of an Australian UN resolution calling a full and secure investigation of the crash site, Mr Abbott spoke strongly against the rebels. "After the crime comes the cover-up," he said, adding: "What we have seen is evidence-tampering on an industrial scale, and obviously that has to stop." He said he had seen evidence that it was not "random individuals" who were picking over the site, but that he

Anderson Cooper: ´TWA
Flight 800 Was Shot Down´
American Thinker, by Jack Cashill    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 7/22/2014 6:18:54 AM     Post Reply
Some truths CNN reveals only accidentally. One such truth Anderson Cooper shared on the night of July 17. In speaking about the shoot down of Malaysian airliner MH 17 earlier that day, Cooper referred back to “July 17, 1996, when TWA Flight 800 was shot down off the coast of Long Island in New York.” (snip)wo days earlier, Cooper hosted a CNN special report on the subject, “Witnessed: The Crash of TWA Flight 800.” To understand the depth of media-government complicity, it is useful to compare “Witnessed” with two prior videos. One is the ironically titled, “No Survivors: Why TWA 800

  


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´The world is watching´:
Cameron warns of sanctions
against ´bully´ Russia following MH17
Daily Mail [UK], by Macer Hall    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/22/2014 6:18:23 AM     Post Reply
David Cameron today warned President Vladimir Putin to end the "festering and dangerous" crisis in the Ukraine or face drastic international sanctions aimed at his "cronies and oligarchs." In a significant escalation of the rhetoric in the crisis following the downing of Flight MH17, the Prime Minister compared the behaviour of the Kremlin regime to that of the Nazis in the run up to the Second World War. "Those of us in Europe should not need to be reminded of the consequences of turning a blind eye when big countries bully smaller countries," he told a hushed Commons.

MH17: Hammond says EU must
send clear signal to Russia
Telegraph [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/22/2014 6:11:25 AM     Post Reply
Europe must send a "clear signal" that Russia´s support for pro-Moscow separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine cannot be allowed to continue in the wake of the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has said. Arriving in Brussels for talks with EU foreign ministers, Mr Hammond made clear that Britain was determined to secure agreement on a fresh package of sanctions aimed at ratcheting up the pressure on President Vladimir Putin. [Snip] A UK expert was among international representatives waiting to start the process of identifying the remains before they are flown on to the Netherlands--where most of the

Hamas Terrorists Wearing
IDF Uniforms Attack Israelis
Washington Free Beacon, by Abraham Rabinovich    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/22/2014 6:05:08 AM     Post Reply
JERUSALEM—A Hamas force wearing Israeli army uniforms emerged from a tunnel inside Israel this morning and inflicted losses on Israeli troops before being wiped out. The Hamas squad numbered at least 10 fighters, Israeli sources said. Nine were killed but an Israeli officer said at least two may have escaped through the tunnel. In initial accounts, which gave conflicting narratives, the Hamas force was said to have emerged from a hidden tunnel on the Israeli side of the border only 200 yards from a kibbutz, and split into two groups. Israeli soldiers whom one group encountered shortly afterwards reportedly took them to

´We must share the burden´: Cameron
tells EU countries everyone will take
a hit from sanctions against Russia
on banking, energy and defence
Daily Mail [UK], by Matt Chorley    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/22/2014 6:04:16 AM     Post Reply
David Cameron has warned other European countries they must all ‘share the burden’ of imposing tougher sanctions on Russia. [Snip] Foreign ministers from across the EU meet in Brussels today to discuss imposing sanctions on named companies and individuals, but Britain wants to go further with embargos on dealings with the Russian defence, banking, energy and aviation industries. Mr Cameron is at the forefront of efforts to increase the economic punishment imposed on Russia for ‘fomenting’ the conflict in neighbouring Ukraine. He insists Russia ´needs European markets far more than we need Russian markets´ and has warned it would be

  


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5 months off: Martha´s Vineyard break
will put Obama over 140 days on vacation
Washington Examiner [DC], by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/22/2014 5:35:50 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama wraps up his 16-day summer break next month on Martha´s Vineyard, Mass., he will have taken all or part of 141 days of vacation, time split between summers on the island, winters in his native Hawaii and birthday weekends at his Chicago home. Obama has been criticized for taking costly and lengthy vacations, especially compared to the short trips most Americans take. The U.S. Travel Association told Secrets that the average American vacation lasts just 3.7 days. But his 141 days out of Washington are far less than the 378 former President George W. Bush took in

The wages of weakness
New York Daily News, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/22/2014 5:30:25 AM     Post Reply
In between fund-raising trips, the American President walked to the podium Monday and promised there would be consequences if the Russian president continued to make vicious mischief in the wake of a horrific mass murder that he almost surely aided and abetted. He scolded the Russian-backed, Russian-trained and Russian-armed separatists, who have been busy “removing bodies from the crash site, oftentimes without the care that we would normally expect from a tragedy like this,” adding: “This is the kind of behavior that has no place in the community of nations.” And he warned that, “If Russia continues to violate Ukraine’s sovereignty .

If Putin ´Mans Up,´
His Regime Will Crumble
Forbes, by Paul Robert Gregory    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/22/2014 5:24:34 AM     Post Reply
California Senator Barbara Feinstein has demanded that Vladimir Putin “man up” and admit that pro-Russian separatists downed MH17, mistaking it for a Ukrainian transport plane. That this is true is obvious to all except Putin’s propaganda machine that is frantically churning out absurd conspiracy theories, while Putin lies low and limits himself to vague claims of Ukrainian guilt. Feinstein may not understand that Putin’s “manning up” could spell the end of his regime and he can’t admit the truth. Instead, Putin will ramp up his appeals for peace (with the very thugs who shot down MH17, it is now clear), pledge

Philip Seymour Hoffman
didn’t want ‘trust fund kids’
New York Post, by Julia Marsh    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 7/22/2014 5:18:19 AM     Post Reply
Philip Seymour Hoffman’s last wish was that his kids wouldn’t grow up to be spoiled brats. The Oscar winner, who died of a drug overdose in February at age 46, repeatedly rejected his accountant’s suggestion that he set aside money for his son and two daughters, because he “did not want his children to be considered ‘trust fund’ kids,” court documents reveal. Attorney James Cahill Jr. — appointed by a court to protect the interests of Hoffman’s children, Cooper, 10, Tallulah, 7, and Willa, 5, in his estate proceeding — recently interviewed the actor’s accountant, David Friedman. Friedman “recalled conversations with [Hoffman] in

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,

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

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