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Seafaring Dog Follows
an Elusive Whale Trail
Wall Street Journal, by Joe Millman    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 7/30/2014 9:49:21 AM     Post Reply
FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash.—A stiff breeze blows over sun-dappled waves in this pristine vacation spot just south of the U.S. border with Canada. And on that breeze wafts a scent, the starting point for two detectives about to spend a long day trolling the water for elusive evidence. One rides in a kennel. It is a unique partnership: Elizabeth Seely, a 30-year-old wildlife biologist, and a black Lab named Tucker. Ten years ago, Tucker wandered the streets of North Seattle, undernourished, frightened and likely destined to be euthanized as an unwanted pet. Instead, Tucker got lucky. Rescued by a shelter, he was turned over

ABC, CBS Skip Over Criticism
of John Kerry’s Middle East Trip,
NBC Provides Cover
NewsBusters, by John Meyer    Original Article
Posted By: SoCalGal- 7/30/2014 9:46:15 AM     Post Reply
On Tuesday, July 29, NBC Nightly News was the only network evening newscast to highlight criticism of Secretary of State John Kerry following his inability to broker a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. While CBS and ABC ignored the criticism of Secretary Kerry, Andrea Mitchell, NBC’s Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, did her best to cast the Secretary of State as a victim of anonymous Israeli criticism. During a press conference earlier in the day, Mitchell sympathetically asked Kerry if such criticism was “hurting your ability to be a mediator here, to have Israel -- with these blind quotes from Israeli officials

More bad luck for Hillary
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 7/30/2014 9:32:09 AM     Post Reply
If she weren’t such a ruthless and pathological power-hungry phony, I would almost feel sorry for Hillary Rodham Clinton. It’s starting to look as though 2016 may be another election like 2008, in which the presumptive nominee runs into sheer bad luck that ends up derailing her plans. She never anticipated in 2008 that a young, untested, almost unknown freshman senator would trump her “historic first” woman president candidacy with the “historic first” black president strategy. This time around, the problem is slightly different, although a freshman senator who can meet (but not trump) the “historic first” appeal exists in the

  


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The weird U.S. politics of 2014: Democrats
dream of Obama´s impeachment
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 7/30/2014 9:29:58 AM     Post Reply
Here´s how twisted, even sadly comical, our politics have become under the once-promising, new-age Democrat president who was going to unite Americans in hope and change: Obama and his party now suggest Republicans impeach the man who has so often violates the law by rewriting the law to suit himself. And -- wait for it -- Republicans, who lead the successful impeachment drive against the last Democrat to serve two White House terms, are wisely resisting the useless idea.

Ebola virus outbreak: live
Telegraph [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/30/2014 9:29:03 AM     Post Reply
14.20 An unnamed EU source has briefed AFP on measures being taken to control the Ebola outbreak in west Africa and further afield: We cannot rule out the possibility that an infected person arrives in Europe but the EU has the means to track and contain any outbreak rapidly. [Snip] There are an increasing number of cases now in the capital cities. The disease has an incubation period of 21 days and people do travel a lot. And it´s becoming harder and harder to find local personnel to look after the sick in the countries affected.

Why Criminals Are Afraid
of Classical Music
American Thinker, by Enza Ferreri    Original Article
Posted By: ScarletPimpernel- 7/30/2014 9:26:20 AM     Post Reply
Many young people, especially the anti-social, dislike classical music so much that it can be played to discourage them from intimidating, harassing and robbing. This experiment has been successful over many years in countless locations. The earliest occurrence was in the mid-1980s, when Canadian outlets of 7-Eleven played easy listening and classical music to disperse teenagers loitering outside. After that, companies from McDonald's to Co-op, transport authorities, housing estates and shopping malls around the world have employed this method. In the UK, the first to do so was the Tyne-and-Wear Metro system in 1997, following Montreal’s underground system in Canada.

CA Union Wants Convicted Cop
Killer Compared to MLK Jr. in
School Curriculum?!
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/30/2014 9:21:56 AM     Post Reply
Megyn Kelly tonight took on Johanna Fernandez, coordinator for Campaign to Bring Mumia Home, over a union-backed plan to teach students about convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. A California labor union wants a school district to teach children that Abu-Jamal is a civil rights hero, comparing him to Martin Luther King, Jr. Kelly asked Fernandez: Why would you want students being taught that Abu-Jamal is like King? Fernandez said that just because Abu-Jamal was convicted doesn’t mean he’s guilty. Watch their fiery debate above.

  


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Patent workers paid to exercise, shop
and do chores, investigation reveals
Washington Times, by Jim McElhatton    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/30/2014 9:13:37 AM     Post Reply
Dozens of employees working for an obscure federal agency went years with little work to do, allowing them to collect salaries and bonuses while they shopped online, caught up on chores, watched television or walked the dog, an investigation revealed Tuesday. The probe by the Commerce Department’s inspector general found that paralegals at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s appeals board were paid more than $5 million for their time even though there was so little work for them to do that supervisors didn’t care how they used it. “I almost don’t blame [paralegals] for watching TV because, I mean, you’re sitting

Mitt Romney was right about everything
in 2012. So why not Romney 2016?
Telegraph [UK], by Tim Stanley    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/30/2014 9:00:33 AM     Post Reply
Will Mitt Romney please adopt me? The Romster has been blogging about a fantastic vacation he’s taken his grandchildren on across the southwest (go there before the barbarians cover it in cable cars) and it sounds much nicer than the holidays I took as a kid. “All totaled, we hiked over 50 miles,” he writes. [Snip] But is he right to throw away a third bid so easily? Critics may laugh at the thought of “Romney 2016: the Last Stand” and journalists may cringe at the potential boredom. Yet it’s not such a dumb idea. After all, the polls show

Hamas Intensifies Barrage as Israel
Agrees to 4-Hour Ceasefire
Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/30/2014 8:56:19 AM     Post Reply
The Israeli government has agreed to a temporary humanitarian ceasefire starting at 15:00 today (Wednesday). "The IDF (army) has authorized a temporary window in the Gaza Strip. The window will commence today between 15:00-19:00 (1200 - 1600 GMT)," it said. But the lull would not apply in areas where ground troops were "currently operating", it said. The four-hour ceasefire was declared as the Security Cabinet meets at IDF headquarters in Tel Aviv to discuss whether to expand or end Operation Protective Edge, after 23 days of fighting in Gaza. It comes as the IDF has stepped up its operations against

House Panel Condemns Obama
For Bergdahl Swap With Taliban
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 7/30/2014 8:54:42 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — A bitterly divided House panel on Tuesday voted to condemn President Barack Obama for the swap of five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held prisoner in Afghanistan for five years.(snip) The vote was 34-25 with two Democrats — Reps. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii and Mike McIntyre of North Carolina — joining Republicans in support of the measure. The bipartisan resolution raises national security concerns about the transfer of the five Taliban, who had been held at the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for more than a decade, and the “repercussions of negotiating with terrorists.” The

  


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Poll: Americans cool to
border-crossing children
Associated Press, by Jennifer Agiesta and Elliot Spagat    Original Article
Posted By: M2- 7/30/2014 8:43:13 AM     Post Reply
Americans are wary of granting refugee status to children crossing the U.S. border to flee strife-torn countries in Central America, and most in an Associated Press-GfK poll say the U.S. does not have a moral obligation to accept asylum seekers generally. The new poll found 53 percent of Americans believe the United States has no moral obligation to offer asylum to people who escape violence or political persecution, while 44 percent believe it has that responsibility.

Hillary Clinton on Redskins
Name: ‘It’s Insensitive’
WNEW-FM (MD), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 7/30/2014 8:42:57 AM     Post Reply
LANHAM, Md. - Potential 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says the Washington Redskins name is “insensitive,” becoming the latest politician to publicly call for the team to change its name. “I think it’s insensitive and I think there’s no reason for it to continue as the name of a team in our nation’s capital,” the former Secretary of State said in an interview with Fusion TV. “I would love to see the owners think hard about what they could substitute.” Asked if she had any suggestions for a new team name should Redskins owner Daniel Snyder ever decide to change

Appeals Court Allows Display
of World Trade Center Cross
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: M2- 7/30/2014 8:37:01 AM     Post Reply
A federal appeals court has rejected a lawsuit by an atheist group seeking to stop the display of a cross-shaped steel beam found among the World Trade Center´s wreckage. The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday sided with a federal judge´s ruling last year that the decision to include the beam in the National September 11 Memorial & Museum did not advance religion impermissibly.

Fury in poverty-stricken Argentina as
Cristina Kirchner is accused of spending
£20,000 a day having newspapers
delivered to her by Presidential jet
Daily Mail [UK], by Jill Reilly    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/30/2014 8:29:33 AM     Post Reply
Argentinian president Cristina Kirchner has been accused of spending close to £20,000 a day to have the presidential plane bring her the daily newspapers while she was on holiday. An Argentinian television claims she had the papers flown to the town of Rio Gallegos, in the south Argentinian province of Santa Cruz. Footage aired on the programme shows a paper boy leaving the plane in Santa Cruz airport with the newspapers that were then delivered to the president at her house. The presenter said: ´We want someone to explain why the president spends so much to get the daily paper

  


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Christian Mother Sentenced
to Death in Sudan Expected in
New Hampshire This Week
Breitbart, by Awr Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: M2- 7/30/2014 8:18:18 AM     Post Reply
Some time this week, 27-year-old Meriam Ibrahim is expected to arrive among relatives in Manchester, New Hampshire. She made international news for being sentenced to death in Sudan for her Christian faith, but she was able to get to Rome on July 24 and will be in Manchester soon. According to the Washington Examiner, "she and her family fled Sudan following the overturning of her conviction in late June." However, she was arrested again for allegedly "falsifying travel documents" as she and her family tried to get to the United States.

Gaza Continued: What Do
We Do About the UN?
PJ Media, by Roger L. Simon    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/30/2014 8:17:31 AM     Post Reply
Word came Tuesday that now a third UNRWA school in Gaza was housing rockets for Hamas. (How the missiles were never noticed before was unclear — maybe they were stacked beneath the erasers and paper clips or hidden under student spitballs.) From the Jerusalem Post: Christopher Gunness, spokesman for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, did not name who was responsible for putting weapons in the school, but quickly criticized whoever was at fault. “We condemn the group or groups who endangered civilians by placing these munitions in our school. This is yet another flagrant violation of the neutrality of our

California Gov. Jerry Brown, in Mexico,
Pledges to Help Young Immigrants
Wall Street Journal, by Alejandro Lazo    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/30/2014 8:13:11 AM     Post Reply
MEXICO CITY–Jerry Brown, California’s Democratic governor, waded into the highly partisan immigration debate, telling reporters in Mexico’s capital Tuesday evening that “whatever can be done by a mere governor” to shelter unaccompanied child immigrants, “will be done.” Mr. Brown’s pledge came after convening a meeting on the issue in Mexico City with Catholic bishops from Los Angeles, Mexico and Guatemala. Diplomats from Mexico and Guatemala also joined Mr. Brown, as did a religious leader from El Salvador. “Certainly I’d do everything I could to make sure California will do its part to shelter any young children that are in need of protection,”

Fox News Hits 50-Quarter Ratings
Streak With Megyn Kelly on the Rise,
Benghazi Still a Hot Topic
Hollywood Reporter, by Michael O´Connell    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 7/30/2014 8:10:17 AM     Post Reply
The network´s executive vp programming Bill Shine speaks with THR about keeping ahead of the competition for so long, the first year of the revamped primetime lineup and why he stands by the editorial choice to keep covering the 2012 attack in Libya. RECOMMENDED: Fox News´ Megyn Kelly Slams Dick Cheney: ´You Got It Wrong´ on Iraq (Video) Fox News´ Megyn Kelly Slams Dick Cheney: ´You Got It Wrong´ on Iraq (Video) » Fox News Wins Hillary Clinton Ratings Race Against CNN´s Town Hall Fox News Wins Hillary Clinton Ratings Race Against CNN´s Town Hall » ´Clueless´ Actress Stacey Dash Joins Fox News ´Clueless´ Actress Stacey Dash

How deadly Ebola has spread across the
globe: Fears virus has now reached Asia
after Hong Kong woman returning from
Kenya shows symptoms of killer disease
Daily Mail [UK], by Lizzie Parry    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/30/2014 8:08:42 AM     Post Reply
A woman has been quarantined at a hospital in Hong Kong after falling ill with Ebola-like symptoms when she returned from a trip to Africa. The patient, who is said to be exhibiting symptoms similar to the deadly virus, is undergoing tests to verify the cause of her illness, local media reported. It comes as Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond today declared the disease a ´very serious threat´ to Britain as he prepares to chair an emergency meeting on how to bolster the country´s defences against the vicious virus. British airlines are on alert for cases of the deadly virus, after tests revealed a

  



Dems fear a debacle on turnout
The Hill, by Alexandra Jaffe    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 7/30/2014 8:07:54 AM     Post Reply
Record-low primary election turnout is threatening to magnify Democratic midterm worries. Both parties have made their “get out the vote” programs a top priority for November, investing millions in building bigger ground operations earlier than ever before. The challenge is most dire for Democrats, who are defending a fragile six-seat Senate majority that relies on a handful of races in hostile, GOP-leaning territory — and trying to pick up House seats in a difficult year, politically. Their push this week to raise the alarm — and campaign cash — over the GOP lawsuit against President Obama and to stoke fears of impeachment

Vulnerables balk at Obama action
The Hill, by Alexander Bolton    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 7/30/2014 8:04:45 AM     Post Reply
Democratic senators facing tough reelections want to put the brakes on President Obama’s plan to reform the nation’s immigration enforcement system through executive action. Two of the Senate’s most vulnerable incumbents, Sens. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) and Kay Hagan (D-N.C.), say Obama should not act unilaterally to reduce deportations, arguing it’s Congress’s job to change the law. While the Democratic-led Senate has passed a bipartisan bill, the Republican-controlled House will not. That poses a dilemma for Obama. Slowing or halting deportations of otherwise law-abiding residents who came to the country illegally could produce a backlash in red states where Obama has low approval

Obama mum on where illegal
immigrant children are sheltered
Washington Times, by S.A. Miller    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 7/30/2014 8:02:32 AM     Post Reply
The Obama administration is concealing key details about its response to the surge of unaccompanied children illegally crossing the southern border, including where the unaccompanied minors are being sheltered and the circumstances under which some are set free inside the U.S. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill say the lack of information has handicapped their push to pass legislation to gain a handle on the surge — a debate taking place this week in both chambers. SEE ALSO: House Republicans unveil bill to speed deportations of border children “We’re getting almost no information, and there is all kinds of conflicting information,” said Sen. John McCain,

IDF strikes 80 Hamas and
Islamic Jihad targets across
Gaza, steps up offensive
Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Yaakov Lappin    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/30/2014 7:54:27 AM     Post Reply
The IDF killed over 20 terrorists and struck more than 200 targets from the air in the past 24 hours in Gaza. The targets included mosques which were being used by Hamas for military activities. One such mosque was used as a command center while another had been in use as an observation post to monitor IDF troop movements. That mosque was in close proximity to a children´s playground. Troops destroyed three terror tunnels and discovered another containing large quantities of AK-47 assault rifles and grenades. A tank force operating in Gaza discovered a weapons cache inside a mosque, also

Obamacare´s Prognosis Worsens
American Spectator, by David Catron    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 7/30/2014 7:36:02 AM     Post Reply
A while back, I suggested in this space that Obamacare might go the way of McCain-Feingold. That campaign finance “reform” law was not, you will recall, killed by a single lawsuit or act of Congress. Indeed, the general consensus at the end of 2003 was that McCain-Feingold was in perfect health. Less than seven years later it was, for all intents and purposes, dead. It had succumbed to a long series of attacks by determined opponents who were convinced that it was unconstitutional. Much the same thing is obviously happening to PPACA.

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