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Will a Wyoming strategy to
save the sage grouse work?
Casper Star Tribune [WY], by Benjamin Storrow    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 7/26/2014 10:43:58 AM     Post Reply
Next year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will decide whether or not to list the sage grouse as an endangered species. It has the potential to be a watershed moment, and not just for the bird, whose numbers have been in steady decline for a half-century. Wyoming’s economy is built on the sagebrush steppes sage grouse call home. Some 15.3 million acres, or 25 percent of the state, is considered important habitat for the bird. Ranchers rely on these windswept lands to graze their cattle. Oil, gas and mining companies drill holes in the dusty surface to access the rich treasure

Suspended N.J. abortion doctor
asks judge to consider ´good
faith´ behind his actions
Star-Ledger [Newark, NJ], by Susan K. Livio    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 7/26/2014 10:42:24 AM     Post Reply
Hamilton — The attorney for Steven Brigham, a doctor suspended for starting late-term abortions in his South Jersey office and sending five women to Maryland to finish the procedure, asked a judge yesterday to consider his client a target of "selective enforcement" who thought he was following accepted medical practices. (Snip) The board in 2010 found Brigham’s "continued practice presents a clear and imminent danger" to the public after an 18-year-old woman who was 21½ weeks pregnant suffered a lacerated uterus and bowel and needed emergency surgery. She had been injected with an abortion-triggering medication, digoxin, in

Obamacare Architect´s Comments
on State Exchanges Weren´t a ´Mistake´
Breitbart Big Government, by Scott Vorse    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 7/26/2014 10:39:36 AM     Post Reply
On Thursday, footage surfaced of Jonathan Gruber, an MIT economist and chief architect of Obamacare, discussing the issue at the heart of the latest ACA court cases: whether subsidies are only available for state-run insurance exchanges or can also be paid as part of a federal exchange. During a January 2012 lecture Gruber said, "I think what’s important to remember politically about this, is if you’re a state and you don’t set up an exchange, that means your citizens don’t get their tax credits." Gruber spoke with Jonathan Cohn, a senior editor at The New Republic, about the video on Friday and

  


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Report: F1 champion Schumacher may
return home by end of summer
Fox News, by Samuel Reiman    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 7/26/2014 10:35:13 AM     Post Reply
Reports have broke through that seven-time Formula 1 World Champion Michael Schumacher may return home by the end of the summer. The 45-year-old German is currently situated in a rehabilitation ward in Lausanne, Switzerland and has reportedly been communicating with his family via fluttering his eyelashes. Schumacher spent several months in a coma at the Grenoble Hospital in France after suffering a near-fatal skiing accident in the French Alps on December 29, 2013. Now, however, his wife Corinna recently assured Michael’s fans that the worst is behind them: “The German Grand Prix gives me the perfect opportunity to cordially thank

The autoworkers Obama robbed
New York Post, by Michelle Malkin    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 7/26/2014 10:30:12 AM     Post Reply
The White House pretended to champion American workers this week with gimmicky initiatives on federal job training and “workplace innovation.” But far from the Beltway dog-and-pony show, a group of American workers ruthlessly shafted by the Obama administration was finally getting some real support — and inching toward justice. (snip) The scheming feds have defied the workers’ public-records requests and withheld more than 7,000 pages of critical e-mails and documents from the workers, who’ve been mired in time-consuming litigation that has cost millions of dollars. ‘‘For more than four years, US taxpayer-paid government lawyers have taken advantage of every procedural

Why won’t this ice
cream sandwich melt?
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 7/26/2014 10:11:42 AM     Post Reply
Eating ice cream is the summer heat is one of life´s great feats, but is it really ice cream if it doesn’t melt? Christie Watson of Cincinnati had been treating her kids to ice cream sandwiches from Walmart but one morning she noticed an uneaten sandwich left outside had barely melted overnight in the 80 degree weather. "I thought that´s quite weird," Watson told local station WCPO 9. "So I looked at the box, and it doesn´t say artificial ice cream. It says ice cream." Perplexed, she shared her story and the station decided to conduct a little ice cream experiment. The station set

‘Unchecked’ Putin puts pressure
on Obama to take ‘decisive action’
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 7/26/2014 9:50:09 AM     Post Reply
Fresh evidence that Russia is directly shelling Ukrainian military targets is stoking concerns that Vladimir Putin feels increasingly comfortable running roughshod over his neighbors in defiance of the U.S. and Europe, putting pressure on the Obama administration to draw a red line that even Moscow can see. "Putin seems like he´s unchecked," Rep. Buck McKeon, R-Calif., chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, told Fox Business Network, calling the latest Russian involvement a "clear escalation." The Obama administration has taken a decidedly tougher tone than Europe against Putin since the start of the Ukraine crisis,

  


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GOP´s Steve Daines: The Obama-Reid
agenda kills jobs everywhere
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 7/26/2014 9:50:07 AM     Post Reply
Rep. Steve Daines gives the Republican Party´s Weekly Remarks: Hello. I’m Steve Daines and I proudly represent the state of Montana in Congress. As a fifth-generation Montanan, a sportsman, a husband and father of four, it’s an honor to serve the people of Montana in the House of Representatives. I grew up in Bozeman, Montana, where my parents worked from the ground up to start a home construction business. And like my great-great-grandma, a Norwegian widow who homesteaded in central Montana, my parents worked tirelessly to achieve the American Dream. Growing up, I learned the importance of hard work,

Obama: A few large firms avoid high
U.S. taxes by moving HQ abroad
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/26/2014 9:38:59 AM     Post Reply
President Obama´s weekly remarks : Hi, everybody. Our businesses have now added nearly 10 million new jobs over the past 52 months. The unemployment rate is at its lowest point since September 2008 — the fastest one-year drop in nearly 30 years. 401(k)s are growing, fewer homes are underwater, and for the first time in more than a decade, business leaders around the world have declared that the world’s number one place to invest isn’t China; it’s the United States of America — and our lead is growing. None of this is an accident. It’s thanks to the resilience and resolve of the American people that our country has recovered faster

In Praise of Hate Speech
Breitbart London [UK], by James Delingpole    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/26/2014 9:36:52 AM     Post Reply
Someone has petitioned the UK Government´s Home Office demanding that the term "denier" be classified as "hate speech." We the undersigned request that the offensive terms, "climate denier", "denier", "denialist" and other variants being used to harass sceptical scientists or other people who do not ascribe to the hypothesis of man made climate change or man made global warming be classified as hate speech in accordance with the Public Order Act 1986. [Snip] I feel their pain but I´m certainly not going to be signing myself. Here are some reasons why: 1. "Denier" is a silly term which reveals more

Obama: Migrant youths without
claims will be sent home
BBC News [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/26/2014 9:12:39 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama has told Central American leaders that migrant children flooding into the US without legitimate legal claims will be sent home. The presidents of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador met Mr Obama at the White House on Friday to discuss the crisis at the US southern border. [Snip] Mr Obama said they must deter more children from attempting the journey. "All of us recognise that we have a shared responsibility to address this problem," Mr Obama told reporters at the White House on Friday, flanked by Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez and El Salvador President

  


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US shuts embassy in Libya
due to militia clashes
BBC News [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/26/2014 9:00:15 AM     Post Reply
The US says it has temporarily shut its embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli over security concerns. Embassy staff, including marine guards providing security to the embassy, have been evacuated to Tunisia "due to the ongoing violence resulting from clashes between Libyan militias," it adds. The state department has also urged US nationals not to go to Libya. It comes amid fierce clashes between rival militias in the capital, with recent fighting at Tripoli airport. [Snip] State department spokeswoman Marie Harf said the withdrawal "underscored the Obama administration´s concern about the heightened risk to American diplomats abroad".

Moe Norman: Golf´s
Greatest Ball Striker?
Wall Street Journal, by Jeff Neuman    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 7/26/2014 8:53:04 AM     Post Reply
It is not unusual to see a photograph of a professional golfer hitting balls on the range in front of a group of interested spectators. But it is unusual when the golfer is a pudgy man in his mid-sixties, and the onlookers include Fred Couples, Ben Crenshaw, Nick Price, and Nick Faldo. The photograph, taken before the 1995 TELUS World Skins Game at the National Golf Club of Canada, captures the fascination even the world´s best players had with the legendary Moe Norman, perhaps the greatest ball striker the game has ever known. Tiger Woods told golf writer Jaime Diaz in 2004, "Only two players have ever truly owned their swings:

Elections Are Coming And Republicans
Are Wasting Their Time (Again)
Townhall, by David Horowitz    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 7/26/2014 8:51:14 AM     Post Reply
It’s three and a half months to election time, and Republicans are spinning their wheels over whether they should appear moderate or loaded for bear, whether they should take the high road or the take-no-prisoners low road. If you are a Republican candidate the first and most important thing to understand is this: It really doesn’t matter. Mitt Romney was a high-road candidate like every Republican presidential nominee since Ronald Reagan’s second run. Republicans love to tell uplifting stories that highlight the virtues of the opportunity society they intend to restore when elected. Well and good. But who is going to listen to your story

Gang of Eight Republicans Promise: We´re
Not Trying to Sneak Our Bill Through
Breitbart Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 7/26/2014 8:25:16 AM     Post Reply
Senate “Gang of Eight” Republicans are vowing not to try anything sneaky, as Congress considers legislation to address the border crisis. In a statement that underscores the remarkable distance the immigration debate has traveled since their bill passed the Senate with 68 votes last year, the four Republican authors say they do not support bringing up such a bill this year. “Last year, we helped lead the effort to pass immigration reform legislation that received 68 votes in the United States Senate,” Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), John McCain (R-AZ) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) said in a joint statement. They went on:
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US Evacuates Embassy
in Libya Amid Clashes
Associated Press, by Matthew Lee    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/26/2014 8:11:29 AM     Post Reply
The United States shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort amid a significant deterioration in security in Tripoli as fighting intensified between rival militias, the State Department said. "Due to the ongoing violence resulting from clashes between Libyan militias in the immediate vicinity of the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, we have temporarily relocated all of our personnel out of Libya," spokeswoman Marie Harf said. The withdrawal underscored the Obama administration´s concern about the heightened risk to American diplomats abroad, particularly in Libya where

Chamber of Commerce Hires Top
Marco Rubio Aide to Push Amnesty
Breitbart Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 7/26/2014 8:11:00 AM     Post Reply
A year after Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) was the face of the Senate´s Gang of Eight´s immigration reform bill, one of his top immigration aides will help the Chamber of Commerce push amnesty legislation. According to LegiStorm, "Jon Baselice, who covered immigration issues as Rubio´s legislative assistant for the past four years, filed lobbying forms as the Chamber´s new director for immigration policy." Baselice reportedly joined Rubio´s office in January of 2011 and helped Rubio draft the Senate´s immigration bill. The Chamber of Commerce has been one of the most vocal proponents of comprehensive amnesty legislation,

What Hamas Planned To
Do With The Terror Tunnels
Baltimore Jewish Life, by Jonathan Dahoah HeLevi    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 7/26/2014 7:46:59 AM     Post Reply
The IDF has not yet located and destroyed all of Hamas´ terror tunnels, but the consensus about the intent behind them is quite clear. This is Jonathan Dahoah HeLevi of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. Ismail Haniyeh, the Hamas prime minister, delivered a revealing speech on March 23, 2014, in which he stressed the strategic importance of the Hamas attack tunnels, which, he argued, have changed the balance of power with Israel, when taken together with his organization’s military build-up. In the meantime, the IDF’s war against the tunnels continues. On Monday IDF forces thwarted another terror attack after two groups of Hamas

Rick Perry Too Timid
with the National Guard?
American Thinker, by Jonathon Moseley    Original Article
Posted By: ScarletPimpernel- 7/26/2014 7:42:12 AM     Post Reply
The American people cheered – starved for any crumb of leadership and faithfulness to constitutional duties – at the news of Governor Rick Perry calling out the Texas National Guard to patrol the Texas-Mexican border. Then, within the hour, Texas officials conceded that the inadequate contingent of 1,000 guardsmen will not actually do anything but stand around. Texas officials now admit that the 1,000 guardsmen will simply be a “visual deterrent” – for appearances only. The Texas government argues that the Texas National Guard will not have authority to arrest anyone under the Posse Comitatus law. But that is absurd.

Progressive Jews, Wake Up
National Review Online, by Abraham H. Miller    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 7/26/2014 7:34:25 AM     Post Reply
In the largely Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Chicago’s Petersen Park, residents last Saturday morning found anti-Semitic leaflets on their way to synagogue to observe the Sabbath. The leaflets threatened violence against the community unless Israel stopped the war with Gaza. For those progressive Jews who have found solace in the myth that anti-Zionism has nothing to do with anti-Semitism, the events across the globe of the last few weeks have been a rude and discomforting awakening. And so they turned to their final recourse, the belief that America was different. Sure, there was a pogrom at a synagogue in Paris, but, well,

  



How To Blow $9 Billion:
The Fallen Stroh Family
Forbes Magazine, by Kerry A. Dolan    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/26/2014 6:47:13 AM     Post Reply
As with many of America's great fortunes, the Stroh family’s story starts with an immigrant: Bernhard Stroh, who arrived in Detroit from Germany in 1850 with $150 and a coveted family recipe for beer. He sold his brews door-to-door in a wheelbarrow. By 1890 his sons, Julius and Bernhard Jr., were shipping beer around the Great Lakes. Julius got the family through Prohibition by switching the brewery to ice cream and malt syrup production. And in the 1980s Stroh’s surged, emerging as one of America’s fastest-growing companies and the country’s third-largest brewing empire, behind only public behemoths Anheuser-Busch and

Hundreds of Vets Died or Injured
Under VA Care, Data Shows
KNBC-TV [Los Angeles}, by Patrick Healy & Kelly Goff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/26/2014 5:36:37 AM     Post Reply
Hundreds of veterans suffered harm or died from medical mistakes termed "adverse events" while receiving care from the Department of Veterans Affairs last year, according to new data obtained by NBC. Through a Freedom of Information Act request, NBC found 575 of the estimated 6 million patients annually treated by the department were affected by adverse events, up 74 percent from 330 in 2010. The VA did not disclose details or individual outcomes. Thirty-four of those cases happened in Los Angeles – the second-highest of any VA facility in the country. Now, the system, already under fire for long wait times and
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To Save Gaza, Destroy Hamas
New York Times, by Amos Yadlin    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/26/2014 5:31:34 AM     Post Reply
Tel Aviv - After nearly three weeks of fighting — notwithstanding the 12-hour pause announced early this morning by Israel — it is time to revisit some basic assumptions about Hamas. Until now, Israel assumed Hamas was the “devil we know,” capable of attacks that were mostly a nuisance; accepting its rule over the Gaza Strip was preferable to risking a vacuum of governance like what we see in Somalia and Libya. But Hamas’s reckless violence in the current round of fighting severely undermined this thinking. First, Hamas has proved a bad ruler. By placing many of its military assets — tunnels to infiltrate Israel, bunkers for its

House Republicans Prepare Vote
for Next Week on Border Package
National Journal, by Billy House & Rachel Roubein    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/26/2014 5:27:16 AM     Post Reply
Fearing a potential backlash if the House starts its August recess Thursday without first addressing the border crisis, GOP leaders plan to unveil their own legislation no later than Monday for a vote next week. A closed-door GOP Conference meeting Friday did not feature precise details about what would be in the bill—or package of bills—to respond to President Obama´s call for $3.7 billion to deal with the influx of unaccompanied minors at the U.S.-Mexico border. "There will be a package given to us this afternoon [Friday]—or no later than Monday," said Dennis Ross, R-Fla., a member of Majority Whip-elect Steve Scalise´s

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