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Begging for Impeachment
Time, by Joe Klein    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 7/31/2014 11:02:41 AM     Post Reply
At 10:02 on Friday evening, July 25, I received the following personal message from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee: “THE IMPEACHMENT OF PRESIDENT OBAMA IS NOW A REAL POSSIBILITY.” The capital letters were in red. This was a blast email, of course, sent to everyone on the Democratic Party’s fundraising list, and also to political journalists. It referred to some very calculated remarks that White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer had made earlier that day about impeachment: “I think Speaker Boehner, by going

Mark Levin Interviews High-
Level Hamas Defector
PJ Media, by Andrew C. McCarthy    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/31/2014 11:00:15 AM     Post Reply
Those who get their Hamas news from Nancy Pelosi, Prime Minister Recep Erdogan (our “NATO ally” Turkey), or the many Muslim Brotherhood friends of the Obama administration and its State Department may think of this ruthless jihadist enterprise as a “humanitarian” or “political” organization. But if you want to know the real Hamas – and don’t have time to read the Hamas charter, which explains it will be satisfied with nothing less than the destruction of Israel – you would do well to listen to an important interview Mark Levin conducted last night. Mark’s guest was Mosab Hassan Yousef, a Hamas

Libya Islamic militias declare
control of Benghazi
Associated Press, by Maggie Michael    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 7/31/2014 10:56:36 AM     Post Reply
CAIRO - Islamic hard-line militias are claiming to have taken control of Libya´s second largest city, Benghazi, after defeating army units, taking over military barracks and seizing tanks, rockets and hundreds of boxes of ammunition. A commander of one of the militias in the Shura Council of Benghazi Revolutionaries umbrella group told The Associated Press on Thursday, "We are the only force on the ground in Benghazi." He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the press. In a video put out by the umbrella group, Mohammed al-Zahawi, the head of the Ansar al-Shariah



Obamacare architect caught in web
of contradictions on subsidies
Cleveland Plain Dealer, by Kevin O´Brien    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 7/31/2014 10:54:21 AM     Post Reply
Hypocrisy, deception and double-talk have never been seen as disqualification for membership in the Obamacare sales force. In fact, they´re standard tools of the trade. The president himself has employed them all continually and shamelessly. It is, after all, racist to refuse Barack Obama a pass when he blatantly contradicts himself. We all get that. But what´s the mainstream media´s excuse for ignoring the colossal about face of one Jonathan Gruber on the subject of the availability of individual subsidies under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act? Gruber has neither the pigmentation nor the office to qualify him for the get

House GOP Leadership Bill
Softer on Illegals than Cruz-
Blackburn Border Crisis Legislation
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/31/2014 10:50:49 AM     Post Reply
The language of the legislation that House GOP leadership will offer a vote on to win over conservatives on a border crisis bill contains significant differences from language Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) introduced a couple weeks ago. The original Cruz-Blackburn legislation prohibited the government from spending funds on issuing any new applications under the Deferred Action for Childhood Releases (DACA) program, as well as issuing any work permits to individuals in the country illegally. The new legislation prohibits the government from issuing “guidance, memorandums, regulations, policies, or other similar instruments” that would expand the scope

Chuck Todd Ignores Israeli
Ambassador’s Request To Correct False Story
Washington Free Beacon, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 7/31/2014 10:47:08 AM     Post Reply
Part of the way through a live interview, Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer asked NBC’s Chuck Todd if the network would correct a false accusation made by Gaza-based reporter and Hamas sympathizer, Ayman Mohyeldin. Mohyeldin claimed on Twitter and in a report for NBC News that an Israeli drone had attacked a UN facility, killing over a dozen civilians. The claim led to widespread condemnation of Israel. Yet an investigation proved that the cause of the explosion was a rocket from Islamic Jihad that fell short of its target in Israel, landing in Gaza. After Dermer asked Todd

White House: Obama Would
Veto House Border Bill
Breitbart Big Government, by Caroline May    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/31/2014 10:43:48 AM     Post Reply
If the House’s supplemental border bill were to make it to President Obama’s desk, Obama senior advisors would urge him to veto it. In a statement of administration policy, the Office of Management and Budget said it “strongly opposes House passage of H.R. 5230,” charging that the legislation would make the border crisis worse. “Republicans have had more than a year to comprehensively fix the nation´s broken immigration system, but instead of working toward a real, lasting solution, Republicans released patchwork legislation that will only put more arbitrary and unrealistic demands on an already broken system,” the statement read. The administration argues that



U.S. jobless claims turn higher one
week after touching 14-year low
MarketWatch, by Jeffry Bartash    Original Article
Posted By: Emerson- 7/31/2014 10:37:17 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — One week after falling to a 14-year low, the number of people who applied for U.S. unemployment benefits rose sharply last week but remained near a postrecession bottom. Initial jobless claims climbed by 23,000 to 302,000 in the seven days ended July 26, retracing the entire decline in prior week, according to Labor Department data . The level of claims was in line with Wall Street expectations.Claims had fallen in the previous reporting week to a revised 279,000 — the number was initially reported as 284,000 — to reach the lowest point since May 2000. The economy 14 years

Inflatable Frog Censored After
Comparisons to China´s Ex-Leader
ABC News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 7/31/2014 10:34:24 AM     Post Reply
BEIJING - China’s newest celebrity is a large inflatable toad floating in the middle of a Beijing pond, but mentions of the giant frog have disappeared from some of China´s news and social media sites after some netizens pointed out similarities to Jiang Zemin, China´s retired leader. The 72-foot-tall inflatable golden toad has been the center of attention at Beijing’s Yuyuantan Park this summer. Children clustered around the lake, waiting to take photos with it. A toad is a good luck sign in China, with tales of them being able to spit out gold coins. “Wealth-beckoning toad” statues have long

Manila to evacuate
citizens from Libya
Agence France-Presse, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: SoCalGal- 7/31/2014 10:31:39 AM     Post Reply
The Philippines was preparing Thursday to evacuate 13,000 citizens from Libya as violence raged and after a Filipino worker was beheaded and a nurse was gang-raped there.Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario was heading to neighbouring Tunisia to organise an evacuation as fighting resumed between militias seeking to control the Libyan capital´s crippled international airport. Mr Del Rosario said he was repeating a 2011 mission that evacuated thousands of Filipino workers during the uprising that toppled Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi. "Our major challenge, as in 2011, is to convince our folks that they must leave Libya at the soonest time to

Booby-Traped Explosives Built
into Walls of UNRWA Clinic
Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Uzi Baruch, Elad Benari    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 7/31/2014 10:31:11 AM     Post Reply
Over 80 kilogram of explosive material built into rigged UN-funded clinic; no response from UNRWA. New details have emerged about the booby-trapped clinic explosion that killed three IDF Maglan unit soldiers in Gaza earlier this week - Sergeant First Class Matan Gottlieb, 21, from Rishon LeZion; Sergeant First Class Omar Chai, 21, from Savion; and Sergeant First Class Guy Algranati, 20, of Tel Aviv, hy"d. Over eighty kilograms of explosives were built into the UN-funded hospital´s walls themselves, it was cleared for publication Thursday - revealing that the clinic itself was built to mask, and perform, potential acts of terror



Not backing down: Obama to
issue another executive action
Washington Examiner, by Susan Crabtree    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/31/2014 10:29:12 AM     Post Reply
President Obama is following through with a threat to issue more executive actions, not fewer, one day after House Republicans moved forward with their lawsuit challenging the president’s unilateral policy-making. White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer said on Thursday Obama would issue an executive order aimed at “cracking down on federal contractors who put workers’ safety and heard-earned pay at risk.” Pfeiffer made the statement in an email sent to supporters blasting the GOP-led House for wasting valuable legislative time this week by holding the vote on the lawsuit, which passed the House 225-201, with only Republicans voting in favor. “This is

Wisconsin Supreme Court
upholds 2011 union law
USA Today, by John Bacon    Original Article
Posted By: SoCalGal- 7/31/2014 10:26:04 AM     Post Reply
Wisconsin´s controversial 2011 law that severely limited collective bargaining for public workers, sparked massive protests and drove the failed effort to recall Republican Gov. Scott Walker was upheld Thursday by the state´s highest court. The Wisconsin Supreme Court closed the book on the last of the major legal disputes over Act 10, ending a three-year legal struggle with its 5-2 decision. The decision could energize the political career of Walker, who is seeking re-election this year and has not ruled out a 2016 run for president. The ruling came in a lawsuit filed by the Madison teachers union and a union representing Milwaukee

Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds
registry for same-sex couples
Reuters, by Jon Herskovitz and Brendan O´Brien    Original Article
Posted By: SoCalGal- 7/31/2014 10:23:15 AM     Post Reply
MILWAUKEE-The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a 2009 law that establishes a registry for same-sex couples, saying it does not violate an amendment to the state´s constitution banning gay marriage. The registry gives registered same-sex couples the right to hospital visits, family medical leave to care for a stricken partner, health benefits under a partner´s insurance and the right to inherit assets when a partner dies. The court said the ban on same-sex marriage did not include a ban on certain rights for same-sex couples. The same-sex marriage ban was approved by Wisconsin voters in 2006. Three years later, the registry was

Who´s watching the kids
when parents get arrested?
USA Today, by Kevin Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/31/2014 10:22:39 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department and police officials across the nation are directing their agencies to deal with thousands of children who are left behind following the arrests of parents, from surprise raids at family homes to roadside traffic stops. Few law enforcement agencies have policies that specifically address the continuing care of children after such arrests, despite an estimated 1.7 million children who have at least one parent in prison, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. The number of children jumps to about 2.7 million when parents detained in local jails are included. "This is one of those situations whose



Lois Lerner: A Partisan
Hack, Not A Public Servant
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 7/31/2014 10:21:18 AM     Post Reply
Scandal: A congressional panel has released new emails from top IRS official Lois Lerner, revealing a boiling hatred for the conservatives she illegally targeted. So much for claims that she was just a disinterested bureaucrat. The latest batch of emails released Wednesday by the House Ways and Means Committee contained more than a "smidgeon" of hatred and intolerance from the IRS chief of tax-exempt organizations already famous for singling out conservative Tea Party groups for enforcement scrutiny. "Great," Lerner wrote to an IRS colleague who complained about conservative radio at work. "Maybe we are through if there are that many

UPDATE 2-Sierra Leone declares
state of emergency over Ebola
Reuters, by Umaru Fofana and Kwasi Kpodo    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 7/31/2014 10:20:31 AM     Post Reply
FREETOWN/ACCRA - Sierra Leone declared a state of emergency and called in troops to quarantine epicentres of Ebola on Thursday, joining Liberia in imposing tough controls to curb the worst ever outbreak of the virus amid fears it could spread beyond West Africa. Ebola has been blamed for 672 deaths in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, according to the World Health Organization. It has also reached Nigeria´s biggest city Lagos, where authorities said on Friday a man had died of the virus. (Snip) But international airlines association IATA said the WHO was not recommending any travel restrictions or border closures due

Israel presses ahead with
Gaza offensive; calls up
16,000 more reservists
Washington Post, by Sudarsan Raghavan*    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 7/31/2014 10:15:16 AM     Post Reply
GAZA CITY — Israel pressed ahead with its Gaza offensive Thursday despite international pressure, calling up another 16,000 reservists, after some of the fiercest days of fighting in the 23-day old war that has killed more than 1,300 Palestinians and more than 50 Israelis. Witnesses reported continued airstrikes and shelling overnight from Israeli forces on the tiny Palestinian seaside enclave, which is run by the militant Islamist group Hamas. And rockets from Gaza continued to be fired into Israel through the night Wednesday and early Thursday morning. Israel’s new call-up, which brings the number of reserves summoned to 86,000, came

Former Clinton Press Secretary
Ensures Blackout of Book
Washington Free Beacon, by Adam Kredo    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 7/31/2014 9:57:40 AM     Post Reply
Former Clinton administration press secretary Mike McCurry is quietly waging a campaign to quash coverage on a new tell-all book that exposes Bill and Hillary Clinton’s massive political empire. McCurry has successfully blocked Politico media reporter Dylan Byers from writing about the bestselling Clinton, Inc., written by Weekly Standard editor Daniel Halper, according to emails obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. McCurry, who spoke to Halper, now claims that he “only vaguely remembers” the interview. In the emails, McCurry tells Byers to abandon an article about the book. McCurry is just one of several Clinton loyalists who have urged the mainstream media to

Secretive far left network uncovered
American Thinker, by Rick Moran    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 7/31/2014 9:32:38 AM     Post Reply
Mediatracker, a website that tracks media stories and works for transparency in government, has uncovered a heretofore unknowm group made up of some of the most powerful and influential leftists in the country. The private Google group known as "Gamechanger Salon" features a veritable who´s who of far left heavy hitting political activists (snip)Like Journolist, the advantage of a group like this is that talking points and political attacks can be highly coordinated. Most of the biggies on this list are frequent media guests, and being able to closely coordinate responses to news of the days amplifies the message. It wouldn´t surprise


Another report nails Obama for poor
planning, mismanagement, incompetence
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 7/31/2014 9:32:14 AM     Post Reply
Are you too picking up on the widening Obama administration pattern here of mismanagement, incompetence, no accountability and completely wasted taxpayer money? Yet another government audit out Wednesday, this one dissecting last fall´s ObamaCare roll-out debacle. [Snip] The new report from the nonpartisan General Accounting Office blames systemic problems such as poor planning, lack of follow-up, ineffective oversight and chaotic coordination. Expenses for the website alone stand at $840 million -- and that was last March!

Magic Johnson’s son sips Champagne,
shops Chanel in ‘#RichKids’
New York Post, by Dana Schuster    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 7/31/2014 9:31:30 AM     Post Reply
Magic Johnson’s son, 22-year-old EJ, is on a boat. Make that a 143-foot yacht. “Yachting is my favorite pastime,” says the 6-foot-3 NYU student who looks like a young André Leon Talley in his Gucci chiffon caftan, gold Chanel pendant and glamazon shades. . “Whether it is Friday, Saturday, Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, honey, yachting is always cute,” opines Johnson as he pours glasses of Dom for his fabulous friends. It’s the premiere episode of “#RichKids of Beverly Hills” — and Johnson is making a splash. The Birkin-loving diva, who had a handful of cameos on Season 1, is now a regular on the E! series

Jeb Bush quietly ramping up
potential presidential bid
New York Post, by Ian Mohr    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 7/31/2014 9:29:45 AM     Post Reply
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has been traveling to New York in the past month to quietly meet with high-flying business leaders to ramp up interest in a potential presidential bid, sources tell Page Six. “He’s been meeting with groups of up to 15 people at private homes to tell them about some of his moderate points of view,” a source said. “He’s been meeting with Republicans, Democrats and independents.” Our source added, “They’re not fund-raisers. It’s for people here to get to know more about him. He’s said he has not decided whether he’ll run.” We hear that Bush was in town

Confronting evil in Gaza -
If not now, when?
Aspen Times (CO), by Melanie Sturm    Original Article
Posted By: AVFD15- 7/31/2014 9:15:57 AM     Post Reply
Asked by a convert to distill the Torah’s essence, Rabbi Hillel — Judaism’s great sage — taught, “What is hateful unto you, do not do unto your neighbor.” Like the Golden Rule that roots most ethical traditions, Hillel’s first-century precept was aimed at inspiring a better society, one that brought order, dignity and peace to an otherwise cruel and warring world. That too much of the world still inhabits a darker moral universe — refusing to Think Again about its preference for violence, hate and death — is perhaps humanity’s greatest challenge. As Nazi-era refugee Albert Einstein understood, defending our

Obama’s friendly fire
New York Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 7/31/2014 9:05:32 AM     Post Reply
How much better if the White House had said nothing, instead of issuing a fuzzy statement Wednesday condemning the shelling of a UN school for Palestinians in Gaza. It matters little that the National Security Council’s spokeswoman, Bernadette Meehan, did not explicitly accuse Israel of the bombing. Or that she went on to condemn those “hiding weapons in UN facilities.” The world understands the game. On the same day the White House issued its condemnation, the UN secretary general was blaming Israel for a “shameful” attack on “sleeping children.” Now, anything suggesting Israel and Hamas operate on the same moral plane is a victory

Argentina blames US
mediator for debt default
BBC News [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/31/2014 9:04:23 AM     Post Reply
Argentina has blamed the US for its debt default, calling the mediator in failed talks "incompetent". Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said his country was considering opening proceedings at international tribunals in The Hague after it was declared to be in technical default. [Snip] The bond-holders are demanding a full pay-out of $1.3bn (£766m). Argentina says the bond-holders are "vultures" using the South American country´s debt problems to make a big profit. The investors are US hedge funds that bought debt cheaply after Argentina´s economic crisis in 2001-2002. They are also known as "hold-outs" because they did not sign up to a restructuring of debt

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