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Group Given Nearly $300 Million To
House Child Immigrants; Improperly
Disclosed Lobbying
Daily Caller, by Chuck Ross    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/25/2014 12:30:34 PM     Post Reply
A Texas-based organization that has been awarded hundreds of millions of dollars in federal contracts by the Obama administration to house illegal immigrant children not only lobbied the federal government, but also failed to properly disclose the activity. After The Daily Caller inquired about its lobbying disclosures, BCFS, a San Antonio-based nonprofit, now says it may correct its tax forms to properly disclose its lobbying expenditures. The Obama administration, through the Department of Health and Human Services, has tapped BCFS, formerly known as Baptist Child & Family Services, to provide security and other services to unaccompanied children at Lackland Air Force Base

Pope Francis to visit U.S. in 2015: report
Sun-Times [Chicago, IL], by Emily McFarlan Miller    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/25/2014 12:29:25 PM     Post Reply
Pope Francis reportedly will makes his first trip to the U.S. as pontiff next year – to attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput announced the pope had accepted his invitation to the World Meeting of Families yesterday at the Tekakwitha Conference in Fargo, N.D., according to the Catholic News Service. The meeting will be held Sept. 22 to 27, 2015, and Chaput said, “The pope will be with us the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of that week.” A Vatican spokesman said today Pope Francis has expressed “his willingness to participate” in the World Meeting of Families, according to CNS.

CNN’s Chris Cuomo: Jon Stewart
‘Shouldn’t Pretend’ to Be a Journalist
Mediaite, by Matt Wilstein    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/25/2014 12:14:07 PM     Post Reply
How does CNN’s Chris Cuomo feel about being Jon Stewart’s “Moment of Zen” this week for his unfortunate “shoot down” pun while reporting like from Ukraine this week? According to a new interview with Washington Post’s Erik Wemple, the anchor isn’t thrilled. “I made a mistake,” Cuomo admitted. “In terms of who reacted to it and how, it’s strictly a case of consider the source.” In a possible dig at Mediaite, he added that bloggers “are what they are — they traffic in snark and negativity.” “If it seems like I’m being disrespectful of Jon Stewart, it’s only because I am,” Cuomo

  


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Jim Reeves´ popularity lasts
longer than his life
The Tennessean [Nashville TN], by Peter Cooper    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/25/2014 12:12:33 PM     Post Reply
"It was the year of the Beatles, it was the year of the Stones," wrote Paul Simon in "The Late, Great Johnny Ace." But for Nashville´s music community, the summer of 1964 was a time of sadness and loss. (Snip) In late July 1964, Roger Miller´s "Dang Me" was atop country charts. A 22-year-old singer named Connie Smith had just two weeks earlier recorded the Bill Anderson-penned "Once A Day," which would become her breakthrough hit later in the year. And 40-year-old Jim Reeves, whose velvet-soft voice and gentlemanly image made him country music´s biggest international superstar, decided to fly through

European Human Rights Court:
No Right to Same-Sex Marriage
Breitbart London, by Austin Ruse    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 7/25/2014 12:09:13 PM     Post Reply
The highest human rights court in Europe has told European LGBTs that they have no human right to same-sex marriage, in a case that also shows how complicated sexual and marital norms have become in this new transsexual world. The case arose after a man in Finland, who was married with a child, decided he wanted to live as a woman. After a sex-change operation, he attempted to change his governmental "male identity number" to a female one. He was turned down because, according to law, he needed his wife´s consent to change their man-woman marriage to a "registered partnership",

Michael Moore´s lavish property empire
is revealed in court documents as he
and wife of 22 years divorce
Daily Mail [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/25/2014 12:00:21 PM     Post Reply
The lavish wealth of underdog-defending filmmaker Michael Moore has been laid bare in his divorce battle with now-ex-wife Kathy Glynn, and their breakup is the talk of their small Michigan community. The couple called it quits after 22 years, with the divorce finalized on Tuesday at Antrim County Circuit Court in Bellaire. According to Celebritynetworth, Moore and Glynn are worth $50 million, much of his success coming from documentaries protesting capitalism. The pair own nine properties, with Moore splitting his time between Detroit and New York. The Detroit News reports that Moore blamed Glynn in legal proceedings for an expensive extension on their

Report: Hamas Morale
Collapsing, Terrorists Flee IDF
Breitbart Big Peace, by Joel B. Pollack    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 7/25/2014 11:58:36 AM     Post Reply
In an otherwise excellent article on the Hamas terror tunnel network in Gaza, the Jerusalem Post buries the lede. An Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldier in the field told the Post that while Hamas fighters offered fierce resistance when the ground operation began, now Hamas operatives are fleeing, abandoning their positions, leaving behind weapons and other material that the IDF is using to expand its assault on the terror group. The source added that in recent days, a recognizable wave of demoralization has washed over Hamas´s combat battalions. "They simply escape, leaving behind weapons and suicide bomb vests that were

  


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Troop leader: Customs and Border
agent held Boy Scout at gunpoint
Fox News, by Todd Starnes    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/25/2014 11:55:06 AM     Post Reply
A Boy Scout troop from the nation’s heartland is demanding answers and a U.S. senator is expressing outrage after a group of scouts was detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents, with one child allegedly held at gunpoint. Jim Fox, the leader of the Mid-Iowa Boy Scout Troop 111, said the incident occurred earlier this month at a checkpoint along the Alaska – Canada border. The scouts and their leaders were on a 21-day trek from Iowa to Alaska – a trip that had been three years in the planning. As their vans were moving through a checkpoint into

Iran´s supreme leader calls for
end to ´murderous´ Israeli regime
Reuters, by Mehrdad Balali & Sonya Hepins    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/25/2014 11:39:52 AM     Post Reply
Iran´s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday called for a referendum canvassing the Arabs and Jews that live in Israel in order to end the "Zionist state", but said until such a vote could be held, armed resistance was necessary. Khamenei and his predecessor the Ayatollah Rouhollah Khomeini have called repeatedly over the years for an end to the Jewish state, including through a referendum in the region, where Palestinians are in the majority. In his first official comments on Israel since the start of its offensive on the Gaza Strip on July 8, Khamenei reiterated the call. "There are logical and

Ohio State fires band director Jonathan
Waters over ‘sexualized’ culture
Columbus Dispatch [Columbus, OH], by Collin Binkley    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 7/25/2014 11:34:17 AM     Post Reply
Ohio State University has fired the director of its marching band and is expanding an internal investigation that uncovered a deep culture of sexual harassment among students that reportedly has existed for years. The two-month investigation , triggered by the complaint of a parent, revealed a cascade of evidence that students routinely harassed one another –– often directed at new band members by older students –– and that director Jonathan Waters knew about it or should have known. (Snip) Examples of abuse include an annual midnight band practice at Ohio Stadium in which men and women were expected to march wearing

Kerry to propose weeklong Gaza truce
United Press International, by Ed Adamczyk    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/25/2014 11:33:37 AM     Post Reply
CAIRO--U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry proposed a Gaza peace plan that includes a one-week truce, an official involved in negotiations said Friday in Cairo. Assuming the truce held, talks between Palestinians and Israelis would then begin on economic and security issues. Other nations would be involved in the talks. Unresolved issues in the proposal involve whether Israeli military forces, now on the ground in Gaza, would retreat back to Israel during the truce. Khaled Meshal, political leader of Hamas, the militant organization controlling Gazan government, called for a humanitarian truce Wednesday after an Israeli strike on a United Nations

  


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Paul Ryan: ‘Let’s Customize Aid
To The Person’s Need’
Washington Free Beacon [DC], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/25/2014 11:30:17 AM     Post Reply
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) described his anti-poverty plan to MSNBC’s Chuck Todd, calling for a targeted approach to government aid, which would implement local management to tailor aid to individual needs. “Each person has a different, unique circumstance and need, yet the federal government treats it all the same,” said Ryan. “So the vision here is, let’s customize aid to the person’s need to focus on getting them from where they are to where they want to be, which is a good job and a good career.” Ryan’s plan would encourage each state to develop its

Israeli undercover police on high alert
in Jerusalem during Friday prayers as
Palestinians declare ´Day of Rage´
Daily Mail [UK], by James Rush    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/25/2014 11:28:16 AM     Post Reply
Israeli paramilitary police were on high alert today for flare-ups at Jerusalem´s most important mosque during Friday prayers for the final stretch of the Ramadan Muslim holy month. Hundreds of Palestinians protested in the traditionally Arab east of the city after Muslim noon prayers. A dozen protesters threw rocks and fireworks at Israeli police, who fired stun grenades and water cannons, Associated Press reported. The night before, thousands of Palestinians protesting the Gaza fighting clashed with Israeli security forces in the West Bank and in east Jerusalem in one of the biggest protests in the territory in years. Israeli aircraft have struck

Lawmaker to Push Bill
Requiring Dinesh D´Souza´s
´America´ Be Shown in Schools
Hollywood Reporter, by Paul Bond    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 7/25/2014 11:22:48 AM     Post Reply
Florida GOP state senator Alan Hays said he’ll propose a bill mandating that students in the 1,700 Florida public high schools and middle schools are to be shown the film unless their parents object. A Florida state senator plans to introduce a bill that would make Dinesh D´Souza´s docudrama, America, required viewing for most teenagers in the state, The Hollywood Reporter learned on Friday. Republican Alan Hays said he’ll introduce in November his one-page bill that simply states that students in the 1,700 Florida public high schools and middle schools are to be shown the film unless their parents object.

Simas Ignores Subpoena Again
as White House Defies Issa
Roll Call, by Steven Dennis    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/25/2014 11:21:39 AM     Post Reply
Top White House political adviser David Simas refused again Friday to honor a congressional subpoena. Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa plans to vote shortly in committee to reject the White House’s claim that Simas has absolute immunity from a subpoena from Congress. The White House informed Issa that Simas would not appear at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Issa said. The absence was “not excused,”the California Republican added. White House Counsel W. Neil Eggleston asked Issa to withdraw the subpoena to discuss his late Thursday offer for Simas to give a deposition instead of subpoenaed testimony. Issa refused to do so. “We have an absolute

  


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Central American leaders coming
to White House as Obama mulls
granting refugee status to
children from Honduras
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/25/2014 11:21:05 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama is summoning Central American leaders to the White House to discuss the influx of young immigrants from their countries to the U.S., hoping to show presidential action even as Congress remains deeply split over proposals to stem the crisis on the border. The meeting comes as the administration is considering creating a pilot program giving refugee status to young people from Honduras, White House officials said Thursday. The plan would involve screening youths in their home country to determine whether they qualify for refugee status. The program would be limited and would start in Honduras but could

DOJ moves to require services in
movie theaters for the blind and deaf
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Benjamin Goad    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/25/2014 11:19:09 AM     Post Reply
The Justice Department moved Friday to open up the nation’s cinemas to the visually and hearing impaired with a slate of draft regulations requiring movie theaters to offer closed captioning and audio description technology. "This proposed rule will allow all Americans, including those with disabilities, to fully participate in the moviegoing experience,” Attorney Gen. Eric Holder said in unveiling the plan. The DOJ’s bid to amend the Americans with Disabilities Act comes four years after the agency signaled plans to move forward with new regulations, drawing more than 1,000 public comments. The agency is seeking to require all theaters with

Oregon moves to ban smoking on beaches
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/25/2014 11:16:20 AM     Post Reply
SALEM – Oregon is taking steps to ban smoking on all 362 miles of ¬Pacific coast beaches. The move this week by the state Parks and Recreation Department follows an earlier ban on smoking at most other state park properties. It’s partly a response to concerns that the earlier smoking ban, enacted in February, will push more smokers onto the coastline, said Chris Havel, an agency spokesman. The ban would reduce litter on beaches and ensure consistent rules throughout the state parks system, too, he said. The agency is taking public comment on the proposal through Aug. 29 and will

Obamacare Architect Argued Years
Ago That States Without Exchanges
Can’t Get Subsidies
Daily Caller, by Sarah Hurtubise    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/25/2014 11:13:58 AM     Post Reply
One of Obamacare’s authors said in 2012 that states that don’t set up their own Obamacare exchanges can’t offer residents subsidies, throwing heavy weight behind the argument that the billions in subsidies to federally-run exchanges are illegal. Earlier this week two appeals courts heard arguments that the Affordable Care Act’s language doesn’t allow for subsidies in federally-run exchanges but answered the question differently. While the D.C. District Court of Appeals first found that the subsidies are illegal for the 36 states that didn’t create their own exchanges, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals said otherwise. But Jonathan Gruber, an economics professor

White House expects GOP
may try to impeach Obama
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Alexander Bolton    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/25/2014 11:08:56 AM     Post Reply
Senior White House advisors are taking very seriously the possibility that Republicans in Congress will try to impeach President Obama, especially if he takes executive action to slow deportations. Senior White House advisors are taking very seriously the possibility that Republicans in Congress will try to impeach President Obama, especially if he takes executive action to slow deportations. Dan Pfeiffer, a senior advisor to Obama, said Friday that White House is taking the prospect of impeachment in the GOP-controlled House more seriously than many others in Washington, who see it as unlikely. Pfeiffer noted that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who

  



James Carville: Obama ‘Doesn’t Really
Care’ What The American People Think
Daily Caller, by Brendan Bordelon    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/25/2014 11:04:56 AM     Post Reply
Former Democratic strategist James Carville sounded a little exasperated Thursday when he admitted President Obama “doesn’t really care” what the American people think about his presidency. The Fox News contributor sat down with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly and “The Five” host Andrea Tantaros to discuss President Obama’s consistently depressed poll numbers. Carville noted that the president’s low numbers have been “stable” at about “43.6 [percent approval] — which is not very good, but not collapsing.” O’Reilly — seeking to cut through the “technical garbage” — asked Carville whether the public’s perception of a failed presidency was accurate or “fair.” Carville tried to dodge a

Obama´s ´Africa Summit´ to close
parts of D.C., limit airspace
Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/25/2014 10:59:29 AM     Post Reply
President Obama has invited the leaders of most of Africa´s 54 nations and the African Union for an historic summit in early August and the Secret Service and Metropolitan Police are warning business that broad areas of the city will be closed off for security. "Security and transportation plans have been developed by a partnership of local and federal law enforcement and public safety agencies. Road closures, parking restrictions, and changes to public transportation routes and public works services will be necessary during the U.S. - Africa Leaders Summit," said a release from D.C. police. A map of the closures shows streets

Pro Bono Law Morphs
Into Left-Wing Lawfare
Power Line, by Paul Mirengoff    Original Article
Posted By: MDMuskrat- 7/25/2014 10:57:21 AM     Post Reply
Do you remember Shirley Sherrod? She’s the former Department of Agriculture official caught on camera saying she denied a white farmer the full measure of benefits she could have given him, before later describing how she ended up rejecting this racist approach to her job. The late Andrew Breitbart posted excerpts of the Sherrod video that failed to include the part about how she overcame her racist impulse and ended up helping the white farmer. The Obama administration fired Sherrod after Breitbart posted the video. However, based on a review of the full video, Sherrod was offered a new position at the

Time running out for Christians in Iraq
Hot Air, by Ed Morrissey    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 7/25/2014 10:52:01 AM     Post Reply
In fact, it might already have run out. The Christians in Mosul have already fled, and those remaining in Nineveh and other areas of Iraq have until Saturday to make their choice to pay jizya, convert, or be put to death. While ISIS conducts an ethno-religious cleansing of Iraq, the ancient Christian communities there wonder when the West will at least speak out: He and the rest of northern Iraq’s multitude of Christian sects have plenty of reason to worry about the self-proclaimed Islamic caliphate that’s taken hold in much of northern and western Iraq and eastern Syria since Mosul

Snap: Cafeteria workers
offended by Michelle Obama´s
claim they serve ´junk food´
Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/25/2014 10:46:01 AM     Post Reply
School cafeteria workers, already frustrated that kids don´t like menus ordered by Michelle Obama and the Agriculture Department, slapped as “offensive” the first lady´s latest criticism that some school districts have given up and are just lazily serving junk food. “It is offensive to America’s frontline cafeteria professionals to say that those who struggle with the national decline in school lunch participation have simply said, ´Well, the kids like junk food, so let’s just give ´em junk food,´ ” said Patti Montague, chief executive of the School Nutrition Association, in a letter to the White House. “Our members are not offering their

Ben Carson’s Book Outsold Hillary’s
Hard Choices Last Week
Mediaite, by Tina Nguyen    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 7/25/2014 10:42:21 AM     Post Reply
Last week, according to the latest figures from the Nielsen BookScan, Ben Carson‘s memoir “One Nation” outsold Hillary Clinton‘s book Hard Choices by a whopping 60%. Figures provided to The Daily Caller indicated that Carson’s book, which was released a week before Hard Choices, sold roughly 16,000 copies to Clinton’s 10,000. At this point, total sales of Carson’s book trail Hillary’s by only 9,000 copies — which is not that much, considering Hard Choices shipped a million books to stores in the first place. Both authors are widely viewed to be possible presidential contenders in 2016, which will undoubtedly lead to pundit-class

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