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Breaking: FAA Lifts
Ban on Flights to Israel
Arutz Sheva [Israel] *, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/24/2014 12:42:55 AM     Post Reply
The US national aviation authority has lifted a ban on American flights to Israel, but warned of a "very fluid situation" amid intense fighting with Palestinians in nearby Gaza, AFP reports Thursday. "The FAA has lifted its restrictions on US airline flights into and out of Israel´s Ben Gurion Airport by canceling a Notice to Airmen it renewed earlier today," (Snip) The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued its ban on Tuesday after a rocket fell on a neighborhood to the north of Ben Gurion, raising fears that a commercial flight could be struck. But US Secretary State John Kerry did land in Israel, and the State Department said that his team

FAA lifts flight ban on US flights to Israel
Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Flyball dogs- 7/24/2014 12:38:50 AM     Post Reply
The FAA lifted its ban on US airline flights to and from Israel Thursday morning just hours after extending its initial 24-hour ban that went into effect on Tuesday evening. The decision to cancel the flight restrictions came after "working with its US government counterparts to assess the security situation in Israel and carefully reviewing both significant new information and measures the Government of Israel is taking to mitigate potential risks to civil aviation," the FAA said in a statement released Thursday morning. With the exception of British Airways, which continued flying to and from Israel, most major European carriers,

White flags baffle NYPD:
‘We’re lucky it wasn’t a bomb’
Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/24/2014 12:30:47 AM     Post Reply
The New York Police Department still can’t explain how a group of five individuals were able to hoist two white flags atop the Brooklyn Bridge, which is supposed to be heavily monitored. Police haven’t identified any of the suspects responsible or any motive behind the mysterious white flags — which would typically signal a surrender or truce — flying high atop the New York City landmark. “We’re lucky they just put a flag up there — and not a bomb,” a law enforcement source told the New York Post. “It’s an embarrassment.” Surveillance footage showed five individuals crossing the bridge about 3 a.m. Tuesday. They climbed a locked gate

  


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GOP outraged Obamacare investigators
able to get coverage with fake IDs
Washington Times, by Tom Howell Jr.    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/24/2014 12:24:20 AM     Post Reply
Republican lawmakers said Wednesday their suspicions about Obamacare’s anti-fraud measures have been validated and it is “egregious” that 11 out of 12 government investigators were able to get subsidized Obamacare over the phone. Seth J. Bagdoyan, an acting director for forensic audits at the Government Accountability Office, told the House Ways and Means Committee the government is shelling out $2,500 a month, or $30,000 per year, for the false applicants. (Snip) Mr. Bagdoyan said the 12th applicant could not get covered because the investigator declined to provide a Social Security number. He said the investigation is ongoing

‘We’re coming for you, Barack Obama’:
Top U.S. official discloses threat from ISIL
Washington Times, by Douglas Ernst    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/24/2014 12:11:56 AM     Post Reply
High-ranking U.S. officials said Wednesday that not only are Sunni radicals with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant “worse than al Qaeda,” but that the group has a message for the president: “We’re coming for you, Barack Obama.” Brett McGurk, the deputy assistant secretary of state, told lawmakers at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing that ISIL may have “changed its name,” but that it’s still al Qaeda. (Snip) Elissa Slotkin, the acting principal deputy undersecretary of Defense for policy, added that ISIL also has its eye on the president, threatening “We’re coming for you, Barack Obama,” The Hill reported.

Obama: Americans don’t have time
to think about Benghazi, Obamacare
Washington Times, by Ben Wolfgang    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/24/2014 12:03:43 AM     Post Reply
President Obama told Democratic donors Wednesday night that most Americans don’t have time to think about the details of the Benghazi terrorist attack or the problems with Obamacare. Speaking at a fundraiser at the Los Angeles home of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal” creator Shonda Rhimes, the president took his usual shots at the Republican Party, suggesting its members are focused on the wrong issues and frequently “obfuscate and they bamboozle and sometimes don’t say what’s true." Furthermore, the president said, Americans cannot be bothered with the GOP’s focus on the Benghazi attack and the administration’s

Europe Sleeps as Putin Waits
Bloomberg News, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 7/23/2014 11:31:10 PM     Post Reply
In the aftermath of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine, there has been no shortage of shameful behavior: the appalling disrespect shown to the remains of victims; the games played to delay an independent inspection of the crash; the crude mendacity of the Kremlin’s efforts to divert responsibility. And then there has been the response -- more accurately, the lack thereof -- of European leaders. After meeting this week to discuss further sanctions on Russia for President Vladimir Putin´s aggression in Ukraine, European Union foreign ministers returned to one of their favorite pastimes: squabbling over which country

  


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Another California City Says ‘No’
to Housing Illegal Immigrants
Breitbart California, by Robert Wilde    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/23/2014 11:16:40 PM     Post Reply
The Planning Commission for Escondido, a city just outside of San Diego, voted unanimously, by a 6-0 vote, to reject sheltering Central Americans caught illegally crossing the U.S. southern border. A proposal to convert a vacant retirement home and create a 96-bed shelter for the illegal border crossers was opposed by many of the neighborhood residents, according to Reuters. Escondido now falls in lock step with Murrieta, California, about 30 miles north of Escondido, where protesters forced busses to make a U-turn and reroute back to the San Ysidro, California Border Patrol station, near the U.S.-Mexico border. Breitbart News has

Obama says public not
familiar enough with issues
Washington Times, by Ben Wolfgang    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 7/23/2014 10:59:23 PM     Post Reply
President Obama told Democratic donors Wednesday night that most Americans don’t have time to think about the details of the Benghazi terrorist attack or the problems with Obamacare. Speaking at a fundraiser at the Los Angeles home of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal” creator Shonda Rhimes, the president took his usual shots at the Republican Party, suggesting its members are focused on the wrong issues and frequently “obfuscate and they bamboozle and sometimes don’t say what’s true.” And because people are not familiar with the intricacies of many public-policy issues, Republicans can get away with such obfuscation, he said. “The Republican

The left´s dark money
New York Post, by Michelle Malkin    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 7/23/2014 10:43:16 PM     Post Reply
Philip Gara LaMarche is a secretive political operative who funnels billions of dollars from undisclosed donors to nonprofits and astroturf groups. But you won’t hear unhinged Harry Reid railing Queegishly about him on the Senate floor. Why? Here’s why: LaMarche is a militant leftist philanthropist. He’s a protected elite — Columbia University grad, former ACLU leader and Human Rights Watch official — with ready access to the White House. He and the left’s other dark money managers preach transparency and openness, while plotting behind closed doors to secure power at every level of government. LaMarche currently heads the shadowy Democracy

Texas Police Look for Cartel
Connection in Massive
La Joya Shootout
Breitbart Texas, by Ildefonso Ortiz    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/23/2014 10:43:16 PM     Post Reply
LA JOYA, Texas—Yellow police tape still hung from fences as Texas rangers walked through the scene where just a day earlier a gang member had gone down in a hail of gunfire in an hours-long shootout with authorities that left two cops wounded. Some police officers spent more than three hours pinned down by the close to 500 shots that were exchanged between authorities and 29-year-old Joaquin Cibrian, a member of the Texas Syndicate gang. Edinburg police had been looking for Cibrian for his alleged role in the execution of a 19-year-old man from Mexico. On Wednesday, a black police

  


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The Democrats Try to Shut
Their Opponents Up (Cont.)
Power Line, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/23/2014 10:37:59 PM     Post Reply
We wrote here about the Democrats’ effort to clamp down on 501(c)(4) organizations–the only entities where Republicans raise more money than Democrats–by requiring such groups to disclose their donors. They have proposed the DISCLOSE Act, which would require such disclosure of 501(c)(4)s, but not of 501(c)(3)s–where the Left is strong–or unions. In the linked post, I wrote about the fact that a hearing on the DISCLOSE Act was scheduled today before the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration. The scheduled witnesses included Heather Gerken and Dan Tokaji, both of whom are members of 501(c)(3) organizations that do not disclose their

Senators Blast Dem Mega-Donor
Over IRS Investigation into
Tax Avoidance Scheme
Washington Free Beacon [DC], by Lachlan Markay    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/23/2014 10:30:42 PM     Post Reply
A major Democratic donor who is funding some of the left’s most politically active electioneering groups was subject to bipartisan condemnation this week in the midst of a federal investigation into his hedge fund’s tax avoidance schemes. Senators from both parties blasted efforts by Renaissance Technologies, a hedge fund owned by Democratic mega-donor Jim Simons, to shield itself from federal income taxes during a Tuesday hearing. “Two banks and a handful of hedge funds developed a complex financial structure to engage in highly profitable trades while claiming an unjustified lower tax rate and avoiding limits on trading with borrowed money,”

Clinton launches baby-talking
campaign in Oakland
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 7/23/2014 10:28:48 PM     Post Reply
OAKLAND, Calif. — Hillary Rodham Clinton launched a new campaign Wednesday — to encourage parents to talk, read and sing to their babies. The former secretary of state joined community leaders in Oakland to kick-start the "Talking is Teaching: Talk Read Sing" campaign, which is sponsored by the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation and several nonprofit organizations. The initiative is aimed at raising awareness, especially among low-income families, about the importance of talking, reading and singing to babies starting from birth. Research shows that such activity can boost children´s brain development, vocabulary and school readiness. "The brain research is not only telling

Obama: Let´s not live out ´Scandal´
The Hill (Washington DC), by Amie Parnes    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/23/2014 10:25:07 PM     Post Reply
President Obama appeared at a fundraiser Wednesday at the home of "Scandal" creator Shonda Rimes and used the popular political thriller to speak about Washington. "No offense, Scandal is a great show," Obama said at the fundraiser before a crowd that included the show´s actress Kerry Washington."But it´s not necessarily something we want to be living out." Speaking at the fundraiser, Obama tore into the Republican party saying that it "has been taken over by people who just don´t believe in government." Republicans he said "obfuscate and they bamboozle and sometimes don´t say what´s true -- that was a euphemism," he

  


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Arizona inmate dies 2 hours
after execution began
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 7/23/2014 10:17:37 PM     Post Reply
PHOENIX - A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne´s office said Joseph Rudolph Wood was pronounced dead at 3:49 p.m., one hour and 57 minutes after the execution started. Wood´s lawyers had filed an emergency appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court while the execution was underway, demanding that it be stopped. The appeal said Wood was "gasping and snorting for more than an hour." Gov. Jan Brewer

Executions should be by firing squad,
federal appeals court judge says
Los Angeles Times, (CA), by Maura Dolan    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 7/23/2014 10:13:54 PM     Post Reply
Days before an Arizona murderer gasped and snorted for more than 90 minutes and died nearly two hours after his execution began, a conservative federal appeals judge called for replacing lethal injection with firing squads, saying the public must acknowledge that executions are "brutal, savage events." "Using drugs meant for individuals with medical needs to carry out executions is a misguided effort to mask the brutality of executions by making them look serene and beautiful — like something any one of us might experience in our final moments," U.S. 9th Circuit Court Chief Judge Alex Kozinski wrote in a dissent in

The U.S. should push for the disarming
of Hamas in Gaza-Israel cease-fire
Washington Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/23/2014 10:13:00 PM     Post Reply
THE DISTINGUISHING feature of the latest war between Israel and Hamas is “offensive tunnels,” as the Israeli army calls them. As of early Wednesday, 28 had been uncovered in Gaza, and nearly half extend into Israel, according to Israeli officials. The tunnels are the reason that the government of Benjamin Netanyahu decided last weekend to launch a ground invasion of Gaza, and they explain why that operation has strong support from Israelis in spite of the relatively heavy casualties it has inflicted. Most significantly, the tunnels show why it has been difficult to reach a cease-fire and why any accord

U.S.-Israel ties help and hinder American
efforts to secure a cease-fire
Washington Post, by Sudarsan Raghavan and William Booth    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/23/2014 10:08:48 PM     Post Reply
JERUSALEM – In life, Max Steinberg was known for his courage, athletic prowess and love of Bob Marley songs, his family and friends told an estimated 30,000 people who attended his military funeral on Wednesday. In death, Sgt. Steinberg represented more. As a Jewish American who left the comfort and security of his Los Angeles home to fight — and, last weekend, to die — on Israel’s front lines, the 24-year-old was remembered as a bridge between Israel and the United States, an example of their uniquely close relationship. One dignitary told the crowd that Americans such as Steinberg “deepen

Kerry meets with Netanyahu amid
Israeli anger over ban on U.S. flights
Washington Post, by Anne Gearan*    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/23/2014 10:03:45 PM     Post Reply
JERUSALEM — The United States on Wednesday put the most direct pressure yet on its ally Israel to cut short its military campaign against Hamas in Gaza, but Secretary of State John F. Kerry did not get a deal from Israel or the Palestinians to stop the bloodshed. Despite a swirl of shuttle diplomacy, the war looked far from over Wednesday. Israeli leaders told their soldiers to prepare for an escalation inside the Gaza Strip, while the leader of Hamas vowed that his Islamist militant movement would not sign a permanent cease-fire until Israel ends its blockade of the coastal

  



Despite rhetoric, gun prosecutions
plummet under Obama
Washington Times, by Kelly Riddell    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/23/2014 9:57:48 PM     Post Reply
While President Obama decries gun violence and presses for more laws to restrict ownership, his Justice Department has prosecuted 25 percent fewer cases referred by the main law enforcement agency charged with reducing firearms violence across the country, a computer analysis of U.S. prosecution data shows. Federal prosecutors brought a total of 5,082 gun violation cases in 2013 recommended by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, compared with 6,791 during the last year of George W. Bush’s presidency in 2008, according to data obtained from the Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys. The 2013 totals represent a 42 percent

General Motors recalls
717,949 more vehicles
BBC News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/23/2014 9:44:25 PM     Post Reply
General Motors (GM) is recalling an additional 717,949 vehicles due to a range of issues, including loose bolts and potentially incomplete welding on some seat hooks. The carmaker has recalled nearly 29 million vehicles this year, most due to faulty ignition switches. The recall-related repairs are expected to cost GM $1.2bn (£700m). GM was criticised for reacting too late to the switch issue, but said it was "enhancing" its approach to safety. "We are bringing greater rigor and discipline to our analysis and decision making," Jeff Boyer, vice president global vehicle safety at GM, said in a statement.

State Dept. Calls Ted Cruz’s Israel
Comments ‘Ridiculous and Offensive’
Mediaite, by Matt Wilstein    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/23/2014 9:38:22 PM     Post Reply
After the Federal Aviation Administration extended its ban on U.S. flights to Israel for another 24 hours Wednesday following reports of Hamas rockets falling close to the Tel Aviv airport, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) released a statement suggesting the decision had motives outside of just protecting the safety of American travelers. Asked about his statement at a briefing this afternoon, State Department spokesperson Marie Harf called his comments “ridiculous and offensive.” “Did President Obama Just Launch an Economic Boycott of Israel?” Cruz asked on his website, before answering his own question affirmatively. “The facts suggest that

Conservative groups decry
Democrats’ ‘war on women’ tactic
Washington Times, by Valerie Richardson    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/23/2014 9:35:04 PM     Post Reply
Denver - Some women are getting sick of the Democrats’ “war on women.” Take Laura Carno, who became so fed up with the nonstop “war on women” political advertising campaign in Colorado that she put together a radio ad of her own. It’s aimed at Sen. Mark Udall, a Democrat who’s pushing the theme in his re-election bid against Republican Rep. Cory Gardner. “I have to ask, Sen. Udall, why do you get your underwear all in a bundle about women and birth control?” Ms. Carno, who heads the conservative group I Am Created Equal, says in the spot. “Do you honestly think we need the government to make these choices for

US Alone Votes No as UN Human
Rights Council Adopts Israel-
Bashing Resolution
Cybercast News Service, by Patrick Goodenough    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/23/2014 9:35:01 PM     Post Reply
(Update: The Human Rights Council on Wednesday passed the resolution establising an inquiry into Israel’s Gaza offensive by 29-1, with the United States the sole “no” vote. Seventeen members, including European nations, abstained.)– The U.N. Human Rights Council will hold an emergency session on Wednesday to consider a draft resolution that condemns Israel repeatedly for its military offensive against Hamas, but does not mention the terrorist group once. The resolution calls for the establishment of an international commission of inquiry to probe allegations that Israel has committed war crimes and violated international

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