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George Will Says U.S. Should
‘Welcome’ Illegal Children, Mocks
Supporters Of Deportation
Daily Caller, by Brendan Bordelon    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/28/2014 3:06:20 PM     Post Reply
Conservative columnist George Will surprised “Fox New Sunday’s” Chris Wallace when he claimed the United States should “welcome” the flood of illegal immigrant children along our southern border — adding that concerns about America’s ability to absorb Central America’s problems are “preposterous.” Will spoke on a panel along with Fox News contributors Kirsten Powers, Juan Williams and Brit Hume about the ongoing border crisis. Powers had just finished slamming the Republican Party for not wanting to work on any kind of comprehensive immigration issue beyond deporting the tens of thousands of Central American children coming into the country illegally.

President Obama to honor Linda
Ronstadt, Jeffrey Katzenberg, others
in Art and Humanities ceremony
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/28/2014 3:05:47 PM     Post Reply
Singer Linda Ronstadt, DreamWorks Animation chief Jeffrey Katzenberg and public radio host Diane Rehm are among those being honored at the White House Monday for their contributions to arts and humanities. President Barack Obama was awarding the 2013 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal to 22 recipients in an East Room ceremony also being attended with first lady Michelle Obama. The National Medal of Arts was established by Congress in 1984 as the nation’s highest award given to artists and their patrons. The National Humanities Medal was created in in 1997 to honor those who have deepened the

Crime Fiction
The New Yorker, by Nicholas Schmidle    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/28/2014 2:49:23 PM     Post Reply
At around two-thirty in the afternoon on May 8, 1993, Marshall Morgan left his mother’s house, on the South Side of Chicago, and drove off in her light-blue Chevrolet Cavalier. Morgan was borrowing the car and, in return, had agreed to get it washed. It was a warm day, and he wore denim shorts, a black-and-white pin-striped shirt, and black sneakers. After he got the car cleaned, he planned to return home and spruce himself up: he had a date with his girlfriend that night. Morgan was a twenty-year-old sophomore at the Illinois Institute of Technology, where he played point guard

  


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Illegal immigrants protest
outside White House, with
little fear of repercussions
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/28/2014 2:28:16 PM     Post Reply
Illegal immigrant demonstrators were protesting outside the White House on Monday – but don’t expect America’s immigration officers to intervene. An Immigration and Customs Enforcement official indicated that even if the protesters end up getting arrested by D.C. police, they’d have to be serious criminals for ICE to get involved. “Unless the individuals meet ICE’s enforcement priorities, it’s unlikely that the agency would get involved in the case,” the official told FoxNews.com. Under a policy that’s been in effect for several years, ICE focuses deportation mostly on serious criminals and – in some cases -- those caught in the

Hillary: Gaza´s Small Size Justification
for Hamas Housing Rockets in Schools
Breitbart TV, by Pam Key    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 7/28/2014 2:27:06 PM     Post Reply
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told Fusion TV´s Jorge Ramos that part of the reason Hamas hides rockets in schools and civilian areas is "Gaza is small." "I´m not a military planner but Hamas puts it´s missiles, it´s rockets in civilian areas, part of it is Gaza is pretty small and its densely populated," she said as neglecting the question of whether or not Hamas should have rockets in area to begin with.

Obama nominates religious freedom
ambassador after 9-month delay
Fox News, by Shannon Bream    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/28/2014 2:16:23 PM     Post Reply
President Obama on Monday announced a long-waited nominee for the job of "religious freedom" ambassador, after the post sat vacant for nine months. Rabbi David Nathan Saperstein, director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, was chosen for the position of ambassador at large for international religious freedom, which is subject to Senate confirmation. (Snip) The post, however, has been problematic for the Obama administration since the beginning. The post, which was created for the purpose of promoting and defending religious freedom around the world, initially sat vacant for two years

Netanyahu: Prepare for Long Campaign
Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Gil Ronen    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 7/28/2014 2:13:57 PM     Post Reply
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu addressed Israeli citizens on live television Monday evening after Hamas fired a mortar shell that killed four people in southern Israel. "We knew that we would have difficult days,” he said. “This is a hard and painful day.” "Patience and determination are required in order to fight a terror organization that seeks to destroy us,” the prime minister added. “We will not complete the operation without neutralizing the tunnels whose only purpose is to annihilate our children and our civilians. "The action against the tunnels is the first step in demilitarizing Gaza,” Netanyahu declared.

  


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Aid Group: 2ND American
Has Ebola In Liberia
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 7/28/2014 2:07:15 PM     Post Reply
BOONE, N.C. — A second American aid worker has tested positive for the Ebola virus at the same hospital in Liberia where an American doctor became infected while helping to combat an outbreak of the deadly disease, a relief group official said Sunday. Ken Isaacs, a vice president of Samaritan´s Purse, told The Associated Press that Dr. Kent Brantly — the 33-year-old medical director for the group´s Ebola care center on the outskirts of the Liberian capital of Monrovia — was stable and in very serious condition. (Snip) Isaacs identified the second American, Nancy Writebol, as a worker with an allied aid

U.S. appeals court strikes down
Virginia's gay marriage ban
Reuters, by Ian Simpson    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/28/2014 2:02:49 PM     Post Reply
A U.S. appeals court struck down Virginia´s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage on Monday, the second appeals court to come out in favor of gay marriage. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, ruled 2-1 to affirm a February ruling by a federal judge who struck down the state ban as unconstitutional. "Denying same-sex couples this choice prohibits them from participating fully in our society, which is precisely the type of segregation that the (U.S. Constitution´s) Fourteenth Amendment cannot countenance," the decision said. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down same-sex

Corruption trial for former
Gov. Bob McDonnell begins
CBS News & Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/28/2014 1:54:09 PM     Post Reply
Richmond, VA - Jury selection was on the agenda Monday for opening day in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife in Richmond. Bob and Maureen McDonnell are charged in a 14-count indictment with accepting more than $165,000 in gifts and loans from the CEO of a dietary supplements company in exchange for helping promote his products. (Snip) McDonnell was a rising national star in the Republican party and was considered a possible Mitt Romney running mate in 2012 before the federal investigation ruined his political future. Romney reportedly donated $10,000 to the couple's legal defense

Calif. protesters to block Israel-
owned ships at Port of Oakland
Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/28/2014 1:45:08 PM     Post Reply
Pro-Palestinian activists in the San Francisco Bay Area are planning to block the Port of Oakland this Saturday to prevent two commercial shipping tankers partially owned by the Israel Corporation from docking and unloading. Protesters plan to block two Zim Integrated Shipping Ltd. commercial vessels, because 32 percent of the company is owned by Israel Corporation — Israel’s largest holding company, the San Jose Mercury News reported. Organizers of the event include the Bay Area Labor Committee for Peace and Justice, which describes itself as an anti-war group that “works actively to promote a just solution to the

  


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Veterans Deal Expands
Medical Care, Includes $15 Billion
Bloomberg News, by Michael C. Bender & Derek Wallbank    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/28/2014 1:36:34 PM     Post Reply
Top House and Senate negotiators reached an agreement that includes $15 billion to help ease U.S. military veterans’ long waits for care, according to a summary congressional staffs are providing to veterans’ groups. The deal expands the type of non-VA hospitals and clinics where veterans could receive care, authorizes leases for 27 new VA facilities, and allows the Department of Veterans Affairs secretary to fire senior executives and create penalties for falsifying data. (Snip) The deal includes $10 billion in emergency funding to give veterans who can’t get a VA medical appointment the option to receive non-VA care, and $5 billion to pay

Left-wing anti-Semitism is
anything but a new phenomenon
Telegraph [UK], by Daniel Hannan    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/28/2014 1:30:26 PM     Post Reply
“How, as a socialist, can you not be an anti-Semite?” Adolf Hitler asked his party members in 1920. No one thought it an odd question. Anti-Semitism was at that time widely understood to be part of the wider revolutionary movement against markets, property and capital. The man who coined the term “socialism,” the nineteenth-century French revolutionary, Pierre Leroux, had told his comrades: “When we speak of the Jews, we mean the Jewish spirit--the spirit of profit, of lucre, of gain, of speculation; in a word, the banker’s spirit.” The man who popularised the term “anti-Semitism” had taken a similar line.

Federal judge declares D.C. ban
on carrying handguns in
public unconstitutional
Washington Post, by Martin Weil, Clarence Williams and *    Original Article
Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- 7/28/2014 1:17:07 PM     Post Reply
A federal judge has declared that one of the District’s principal gun control laws is unconstitutional and ordered that its enforcement be halted. The ruling by Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr., made public Saturday, orders the city to end its prohibition against carrying a pistol in public. It was not clear what immediate effect the order would have. The order was addressed to the District of Columbia and Police Chief Cathy Lanier, as well as their employees and officers and others “who receive actual notice” of the ruling. But it could not be determined Sunday who had received notice. Also unclear was whether

The world´s most powerful embarrassing
dad: Barack Obama admits he´s ´trying
to get used to not choking up and
crying´ at prospect of daughter Malia
heading off to college
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/28/2014 12:43:34 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama is practically weepy at the thought of his daughter Malia going off to college, a milestone many months away that is already on his mind. Malia barely reached up to her father´s shoulders when they moved to the White House nearly six years ago with her mother, little sister and grandmother. At 16, she stands nearly as tall as her 6-foot-1 dad and is visiting college campuses in preparation for that bittersweet day in the fall of 2016 when she trades her White House bedroom for a dorm. She has been seen touring the University of California

  


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Senior Officer: ´We Have
All of the Attack Tunnels´
Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Kobi Finkler, Gil Ronen    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/28/2014 12:42:28 PM     Post Reply
A senior IDF officer said Monday that Israel is in possession of all of the attack tunnels that Hamas dug from Gaza to Israel. A few more days are needed in order to dispose of the remaining tunnels, he said. [Snip] “The longer we stay on the ground [inside Gaza], the more we learn about the extent of the tunnels and the route they were built in.” IDF forces attacked 40 terror targets in Gaza in the last day, and the tunnels remained their main focus. “This is our central goal and that is why we are concentrating more and

10 Palestinians killed in failed
Gazan rocket attack, IDF says
Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Yaakov Levi    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/28/2014 12:34:23 PM     Post Reply
Palestinian media reported that 10 people were killed and several injured, including children, in an explosion near Shifa Hospital in Gaza City on Monday afternoon. The IDF confirmed that the hospital had been struck by a failed Gazan rocket, not by an IAF drone strike, as Hamas had claimed. Thousands of Palestinians have taken refuge at Shifa Hospital, according to Palestinian news agency Ma´an. The IDF did not comment on reports of an Israeli air strike that hit a public garden in the Beach refugee camp that, according to Palestinian medics, killed five of the 10 people.

Tornado Leaves Trail of
Destruction in Revere
Boston Herald, by Colneth Smiley Jr. (and others)    Original Article
Posted By: lostinmassachusetts- 7/28/2014 12:30:14 PM     Post Reply
The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in Revere this morning, leaving sections of the city ravaged with multiple building collapses, possible gas leaks, power lines down, trees uprooted and cars overturned. “Please avoid the city until further notice,” Revere police said on their official Twitter account. “Numerous road closures and heavy traffic until we get things under control.”

Sarah Palin launches her own
online TV channel to ´bypass media
filters´, complete with a ticking
Obama clock and a blog by daughter
Bristol ... all for only $99.95 per year
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/28/2014 12:27:56 PM     Post Reply
Controversial conservative Sarah Palin has launched her own subscription-based online network in order to ´stay in contact´ with her supporters. And it only costs them $99.95 a year. The Sarah Palin Channel, which went live on Sunday, bills itself as a ´direct connection´ for the former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate with her supporters, bypassing ´media filters´. Palin says she oversees all content posted to the channel. This will include her own political commentary. ´Tired of media filters? Well, so am I!´ the former Alaska governor says on the first video posted to sarahpalinchannel.com. Scroll down for video

ACLU: Unprecedented U.S. spying has
chilling effect on reporters and sources
Washington Times, by Tom Howell Jr.    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/28/2014 12:24:20 PM     Post Reply
U.S. spying programs are making government sources too skittish to divulge sensitive information to reporters, especially on computer-based technology, making it difficult for journalists to hold powerful entities to account, according to a 120-page report released Monday. The American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch said it interviewed dozens of journalists, lawyers and senior government officials for its joint report, which found these professionals are “adopting elaborate steps or otherwise modifying their practices to keep communications, sources, and other confidential information secure in light of revelations of unprecedented U.S. government surveillance of electronic communications and

  



GOP lawsuit looks like political
sideshow: Our view
USA Today, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/28/2014 12:10:38 PM     Post Reply
President Obama and congressional Republicans are in the political equivalent of a bad marriage. They bicker about everything, accuse each other of acting in bad faith and don´t much like each other. Now, like a lot of dysfunctional relationships, this one is heading to court. This week, before the House leaves for its August recess, the GOP majority is expected to approve a lawsuit against Obama. Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, says it will accuse the president of unconstitutionally abusing his executive power by delaying the Obamacare requirement that larger companies provide health insurance or pay a fine — the so-called

Audit Finds Poor Tracking of Weapons,
Excess Arms Given to Afghans by Pentagon
PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 7/28/2014 12:09:50 PM     Post Reply
A Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) audit found that “poor record keeping” has resulted in a sea of unaccounted weapons given to Afghan forces by the U.S. government. Thanks to Pentagon efforts to train and supply the Afghan National Security Forces, the country’s military is now swimming in some $624 million in military equipment provided since 2004, including more than 747,000 weapons and pieces of auxiliary equipment. The total includes 465,000 small arms, such as AKs and M16s. However, inventory inspections at depots found missing weapons and more weapons than the military needed, increasing the likelihood that U.S.-provided

We´re defending the Constitution
USA Today, by John Boehner    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/28/2014 12:06:49 PM     Post Reply
President Obama has overstepped his constitutional authority — and it is the responsibility of the House of Representatives to defend the Constitution. At the same time, we remain focused on the American people´s top priority: jobs and the economy. I believe the president´s actions in a number of areas — including job-destroying energy regulations, releasing the "Taliban 5" from Guantanamo without notice and waiving the work requirements in welfare — exceed his constitutional authority. On the advice of legal experts, the House action will focus on his decision to extend — twice — the deadline to institute the employer mandate

Hillary Clinton’s ‘Short Circuit’
Flip Flop on Border Crisis Shows
What To Expect From Her Campaign
Independent Journal Review, by Soopermexican    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/28/2014 12:01:16 PM     Post Reply
It should have been very predictable that when Hillary Clinton was pressured into saying that illegal immigrant children of the recent border surge should be sent back to their countries that she would probably change her position under political pressure. It didn’t take very long. In an interview with Univision anchor Jorge Anchor, he pressured her about her earlier statement supporting deportation of those newly arrived illegal alien children. Here’s the exchange: RAMOS: Recently you’ve said about the Central American children coming to the United States that we have to, “send them back.” HILLARY: Well that was a sort of

Huge majority of Americans want
the illegal alien kids to go home
American Thinker, by Rick Moran    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/28/2014 11:55:23 AM     Post Reply
A new Economist/YouGov.com poll shows that the overwhelming majority of Americans believe the issue of illegal alien children flooding across US borders is serious and almost as many want them deported. Washington Examiner: A huge majority of Americans, 81 percent, believe the new immigration crisis of unaccompanied children streaming over the U.S.-Mexico border is serious, and almost as many want them gone -- some even if it´s not safe to return, according to a new poll. In an Economist/YouGov.com survey, however, the public isn´t heartless in how they view the plight of the children, with 66 percent expressing sympathy for

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