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The 12 Worst Shows
on Cable News
Mediaite, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/31/2014 4:55:04 PM     Post Reply
Last week we made a few cable news PR flacks happy and listed what we consider the 12 best shows on cable news. And now comes the time to dispose of that good will. Without further ado, here are the 12 worst shows on cable news: – 12. MediaBuzz (Fox News) If there were an award for “Least Improved,” Howard Kurtz would win it. The former Reliable Sources host landed at Fox after leaving CNN and being fired from the Daily Beast for, as Tina Brown put it, “serial inaccuracy.” Whereas RS was (and remains) a smart, probing show, Kurtz’s new MediaBuzz is yet

Dow plunges 317 points,
Dow down for year
CNN Money, by Melvin Backman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/31/2014 4:50:09 PM     Post Reply
NEW YORK The best thing we can say about Thursday´s stock market trading is that it is now over. The Dow fell 317 points, erasing all of its gains for the year. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq fell sharply as well, each down about 2%. They gave back the all the gains they had made in July. Heavy selling overseas, driven by worries about Argentina´s latest debt default and more problems with a big Portuguese bank, combined with a slew of negative earnings and a disappointing outlook on manufacturing from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to drop stocks. The

Senator: Obama’s ‘Hating’ Jab At
GOP Sounds Like Junior High Taunt
Daily Caller, by Chuck Ross    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/31/2014 4:40:38 PM     Post Reply
President Obama’s remarks Wednesday that Republicans are “hating all the time,” sound like a junior high school-level taunt, according to Missouri Republican Sen. Roy Blunt. At the Kansas City, Mo., speech Obama complained that Republicans refuse to work with with him to address the nation’s issues. “We could do so much more if Congress would just come on and help out a little bit,” Obama said. “Stop being mad all the time. Stop just hating all the time. Let’s get some work done together.” In response to the dig, Blunt, a Republican, told reporters that Obama’s remarks were “the kinds of things that

  


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These New Revelations Prove Rick Perry Is
NOT Backing Down From Obama On The Border
Western Journalism Review, by Dr. Kevin ´Coach´ Collins    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 7/31/2014 4:37:31 PM     Post Reply
Remember the laughter and snarky comments from the Left and its Ministry of Information when Texas governor Rick Perry activated one thousand Texas National Guard soldiers for duty at the southern border? “Ha ha, they’ll just stand around like wooden Indians and watch ‘undocumented immigrants’ walk by,” we heard from people Beltway liberals who hate conservatives, especially conservatives with a drawl. The Left is about to get another lesson about underestimating those who live in “fly over country.” There is a local website (callthecops.net) that is reporting what Perry’s plan actually involves. Contrary to what has been postulated – even

Exclusive - Polling Data Shows GOP Voters
Think Republicans Standing Tough On
Immigration Most Important Issue
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/31/2014 4:36:32 PM     Post Reply
Polling data compiled by Tea Party Patriots and provided exclusively to Breitbart News shows that a majority of Republican voters think Republicans standing strong on immigration is more important than repealing Obamacare, getting to the bottom of the Benghazi or IRS scandals—or anything else for that matter. When asked by TPP’s pollster which issue they think is the important for Republicans in Congress to deal with, 34.6 percent of GOP voters said stopping the flow of illegal immigrants across our southern border. Stopping Obama’s “illegal overreach” with executive power came in a distant second with 24 percent of GOP voters saying

Tucker Carlson, Kirsten Powers Clash
Over America’s ‘Moral Obligation’
To Illegal Refugees [Video]
Daily Caller, by Brendan Bordelon    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/31/2014 4:24:51 PM     Post Reply
Fox News host Tucker Carlson and contributor Kirsten Powers bitterly clashed over the United States’ supposed “moral obligation” to illegal immigrant refugees around the world, with Powers invoking Christian principles and Carlson countering that “this is not a theocracy” and no one has “a moral right to American tax dollars and physical asylum in the United States.” Carlson — who is also editor-in-chief of The Daily Caller — and Powers appeared on Fox’s “Outnumbered” on Thursday to discuss growing opposition to President Obama’s handling of illegal immigration. As tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children cross the border claiming refugee status,

Zombie GOP Bill Tried To Sneak
Immigration Boost [Updated]
Daily Caller, by Neil Munro    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/31/2014 4:19:56 PM     Post Reply
The border bill that was apparently defeated by conservative GOP legislators would have greatly expanded the “unaccompanied alien child” loophole that is now being used by at least 80,000 Central American youths to win legal residency in the United States. “This takes a problem that is bad, and makes it worse,” a Hill staffer that wished to remain anonymous told The Daily Caller. In a dramatic confrontation, the bill was pulled from consideration once the GOP leadership could not find enough votes. However, GOP leaders are preparing to bring a revised version to the floor for a vote late this

  


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Not over yet? Border crisis bill
in limbo as Republicans huddle
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/31/2014 4:19:24 PM     Post Reply
A dramatic scene was unfolding on Capitol Hill on Thursday as House Republican leaders left open the possibility that the chamber could still vote on a border crisis bill -- just moments after punting on the legislation and sending lawmakers home. Earlier in the afternoon, House leaders abandoned the bill after failing to round up enough votes for it. Lawmakers then began heading out for the five-week summer recess. But incoming House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., then unexpectedly took to the floor to say "additional votes are possible," indicating lawmakers should stay. Boos could be heard in the House

Obama remains confident in CIA head
John Brennan despite Senate spying
Washington Examiner, by Susan Crabtree    Original Article
Posted By: JoElla Bee- 7/31/2014 4:08:52 PM     Post Reply
President Obama remains confident in CIA Director John Brennan’s leadership despite an independent investigation that concluded that the agency had overreached its authority by spying on Senate staffers. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the findings had not diminished Brennan’s standing in the administration. When asked whether it damaged his authority or credibility in any way, Earnest said: “Absolutely not.” Brennan first appointed an outside watchdog to conduct an investigation into the allegations, has “been candid” about the “inconsistencies” that the inspector found, apologized and took the step of appointing a panel to review the need for disciplinary action, he

Sen. Tim Scott to be featured
speaker at pro-family event in Iowa
Post & Courier [Charleston, SC], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/31/2014 4:05:23 PM     Post Reply
U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, (R-S.C.) will be among the speakers next weekend at a conservative, pro-family summit in Iowa, according to a story posted today on The Iowa Republican website. The story previews the Aug. 9 FAMiLY Leader´s Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa. Among other speakers, the summit features five potential 2016 presidential candidates, including the past two winners of the Iowa Caucuses, Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum. [Snip] "Attendees might be coming to see some presidential candidates, but I wouldn´t be surprised if people walk away from the event talking about Senator Scott."

Bears Storm the Street:
Stocks Tumble in Broad Rout
Fox Business, by Adam Samson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/31/2014 4:02:29 PM     Post Reply
Wall Street tumbled deep into the red as traders digested a slew of corporate news and took money off the table with stocks not far from record highs. As of 1:30 p.m. ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 221 points, or 1.3%, to 16660, the S&P 500 tumbled 28.6 points, or 1.5%, to 1942 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 73.4 points, or 1.6%, to 4390. In a sign of the breadth of the selloff, every major sector was recently down by at least 1%. The biggest losers could be found in telecommunications, technology, energy and health care. Volume on

  


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Federal paralegals had no work,
so they surfed the Internet
Washington Post, by Lisa Rein    Original Article
Posted By: Honeybadger- 7/31/2014 4:00:37 PM     Post Reply
Dozens of federal employees at an obscure agency that handles appeals of patent applications went years with so little work to do that they collected salaries — and even bonuses — while they surfed the Internet, did laundry, exercised and watched television, an investigation has found.The employees, paralegals making $60,000 to $80,000 a year, were idle with full knowledge of their immediate bosses and multiple layers of managers and judges who “sat on their hands” waiting for work to give them, a year-long probe by the Commerce Department inspector general’s office uncovered. The underworked paralegals did little as a backlog of

Boehner Tries to Resuscitate
Dying Border Bill
Breitbart Big Government, by Jonathan Strong    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/31/2014 3:53:57 PM     Post Reply
In the Speaker´s lobby just off the House floor, members of Congress were full of recriminations over how the border bill had just died -- until it sprang back to life. House leadership has announced a 3pm special conference meeting to discuss the issue and raised the possibility of additional votes before the House departs for summer recess. The change is an abrupt shift from a decision to pull the bill and leave without a vote on it at all. According to Republicans familiar with the matter, the decision prompted a sudden and fierce backlash against Speaker John Boehner from

Booze bracelets? Even Orwell
did not foresee this dawn of
the wearable policeman
Telegraph [UK], by Brendan O´Neill    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/31/2014 3:52:45 PM     Post Reply
Even with all their dystopian prescience, Aldous Huxley, George Orwell or Philip K Dick did not foresee a future state that would monitor its citizens´ sweat for signs of deviant, boozy behaviour. I mean, what kind of swirling mind would it take to think up a system whereby citizens would walk around with sweat-reading gadgets attached to them so that anytime they sunk a pint of beer the authorities would be alerted and could take action? [Snip] Welcome to the era of the wearable policeman, of the ever-present copper on your cuff monitoring your every move.

In limbo on the Delaware
Philadelphia Inquirer, by Linda Loyd    Original Article
Posted By: bldrrepub- 7/31/2014 3:42:23 PM     Post Reply
A Greek-owned cargo ship has been anchored in the Delaware River for nearly 16 weeks, with 20 crew on board, caught in a quagmire between U.S. Coast Guard demands for operational repairs, and an owner who has not paid bills incurred since April. The Nikol H, which is registered in the Marshall Islands, needs additional repairs before sailing, and the owners allegedly owe as much as $1.2 million, which prompted vendors and others to sue to recover costs for providing fuel, food, and supplies while the ship has been here. The original crew members´ visas expired, and they are not

  


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Jeter gets presidential farewell in Texas
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- 7/31/2014 3:37:41 PM     Post Reply
Arlington, Texas — Derek Jeter got a surprise presidential farewell before playing his final game in Texas, when former President George W. Bush took part in a pregame ceremony Wednesday night. Retired Rangers All-Stars Michael Young and Ivan Rodriguez first presented Jeter a pair of cowboy boots inscribed with the New York team logo, his name and No. 2. A video was then shown of Bush at Yankee Stadium before Game 3 of the 2001 World Series. "I did have one good reason to leave Washington for a few hours. The New York Yankees had invited me to throw out the first

If Obama Tries to Grant Legal Status
to Illegal Immigrants, the States
Should Say 'I'll See You In Court'
American Thinker, by Allan J. Flavish    Original Article
Posted By: Oliver- 7/31/2014 3:29:25 PM     Post Reply
It has been reported that President Barack Obama is planning to unilaterally attempt to grant legal status to illegal immigrants. There is no legal authority for him to do so. It has been reported that it may not be possible to stop Obama’s action with a lawsuit because nobody would have standing to bring the lawsuit. (Snip)However, there are a bunch of entities that would have standing to sue the federal government if Obama unilaterally grants legal status to illegal immigrants – the States. Moreover, a suit by a State against the federal government could be filed directly in the United States Supreme Court

Stocks Tumble, Dow Down 220
Points,Company Earnings Disappoint
Reuters, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 7/31/2014 3:09:23 PM     Post Reply
U.S. stocks slumped in a broad decline Thursday, with the Dow and S&P 500 turning negative for July on concerns over the strength of overseas economies and continuing tensions with Russia. Weak U.S. data contributed to the bearish tone as jobless claims rose more than expected in the latest week, and the Chicago Purchasing Managers Index unexpectedly fell in July to its lowest since June 2013. All 10 primary S&P 500 sectors were down on the day, with energy the biggest decliner with a drop of 0.9 percent. About 82 percent of stocks traded on the New York Stock Exchange

Israelis wish Kerry would just go away
Tampa Tribune, by Douglas MacKinnon    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 7/31/2014 2:43:32 PM     Post Reply
In his never-ending quest to win the far-left Nobel Peace Prize, John Kerry has deliberately put the security of the state of Israel at greater risk. Sadly, and quite dangerously, this is nothing new for Kerry. In January of this year, Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe Yaalon, recognizing Mr. Kerry’s self-serving endgame, said: “American Secretary of State John Kerry, who turned up here determined and acting out of misplaced obsession and messianic fervor, cannot teach me anything about the conflict with the Palestinians … the only thing that can ‘save us’ is for John Kerry to win a Noble Prize

Christie trails Clinton by 9 points
among Ohio voters, new 2016 poll shows
Star-Ledger [Newark, NJ], by Brent Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 7/31/2014 2:24:13 PM     Post Reply
Trenton — A new poll on the 2016 presidential race shows Gov. Chris Christie´s popularity among voters in the swing state of Ohio is still lagging. The Quinnipiac University survey, released this morning, shows a larger percentage of Ohio voters see New Jersey´s Republican governor in a negative light than those who view him positively — 36 to 34 percent. At the same time, Christie trails Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton by 9 percentage points — 46 to 37 percent — in a mock-head-to-head matchup for the White House. That´s a 1-point drop from the group´s last survey, in May.

  



Pentagon: Civilian casualties
in Gaza ´too high´
Reuters, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/31/2014 2:13:31 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon called on Israel on Thursday to do more to protect civilian life during its military operations in Gaza, saying the conflict was taking too high a toll on civilians. "The civilian casualties in Gaza have been too high. And it´s become clear that the Israelis need to do more to live up to their very high standards - their very high and very public standards - for protecting civilian life," Pentagon spokesman Colonel Steve Warren said at a news briefing. Gaza officials say more than 1,370 Palestinians, most of them civilians, have been killed in the

House GOP pulls border bill
rather than see it defeated
Washington Post, by Robert Costa & Paul Kane    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/31/2014 2:11:31 PM     Post Reply
House Republicans pulled Speaker John A. Boehner’s slimmed-down legislation to address the brewing immigration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border rather than see it defeated, amid a conservative revolt that the $659 million proposal did not address the core issues. Faced with certain defeat, Boehner (R-Ohio) pulled the legislation from consideration Thursday afternoon, according to guidance from leadership advisers. With more than 20 House conservatives opposed, Boehner did not have enough votes from his own Republican ranks because virtually all Democrats opposed the legislation. The resulting lack of action would end the congressional summer session in a familiar legislative failure, as

House GOP kills vote on border bill
Associated Press, by Erica Werner    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/31/2014 2:09:40 PM     Post Reply
UPDATE: House Republicans have abandoned vote on border security bill in face of tea party opposition, the Associated Press reports. WASHINGTON — House Republicans moved toward a vote Thursday to address the immigration crisis on the border, after GOP leaders agreed to conservative demands for a separate vote aimed at blocking President Barack Obama from expanding deportation relief to millions. The surprise maneuver late Wednesday night appeared to be having the desired effect of locking down conservative lawmakers´ support for the $659 million bill to deal with the crisis involving tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors streaming into the U.S.

A day before 9/11, Bill Clinton
said he could have killed
Osama bin Laden
The Week, by Ryu Spaeth    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 7/31/2014 2:04:20 PM     Post Reply
It turns out that Bill Clinton had Osama bin Laden on his mind mere hours before al Qaeda attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Speaking to a group of Australian businessmen on Sept. 10, 2001, Clinton said he once had the opportunity to kill bin Laden, but decided not to because it would have led to the deaths of innocent civilians. An audio recording of the remarks was released for the first time today by Australian media.
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Crumbling ghost ship, SS United
States, fights to return from the
brink of the grave
Washington Post, by Michael E. Ruane    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/31/2014 2:04:10 PM     Post Reply
Susan L. Gibbs, wearing a sleeveless blue dress and sandals, holds a small flashlight as she descends into the interior of the crumbling transatlantic ocean liner. “Watch your step,” says the maintenance worker leading the way. Past the abandoned crew quarters they walk, their voices echoing, and into the cavernous room with the empty swimming pool, unused for 40 years. “Here we go,” she says. “Who wants to dive in?” A resident of Northwest Washington, she once got lost wandering this ship. “It was so strange,” she says. “You can get disoriented.” Farther into the gloom they descend, from C Deck

Why Mitt Romney is perfectly
poised for a comeback in 2016
The Week, by Matt K. Lewis    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 7/31/2014 1:59:36 PM     Post Reply
Perhaps it says something about us that our most interesting presidential candidates swear they won´t run for president. This is true of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and it´s increasingly true of Mitt Romney. As regular readers of this column know, I´ve never been much of a Romney booster. I´ve also expressed skepticism about the notion he would run again. But let´s not let "a foolish consistency" cloud our judgment. There is reason to believe that a third try wouldn´t be an absurd venture. First, in the intervening years since 2012 — and on a range of issues, not the least of which is

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