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Source: Flight leaves for Liberia to
evacuate Americans infected with Ebola
CNN News, by Chelsea J. Carter*    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/31/2014 7:54:39 PM     Post Reply
A U.S.-contracted medical charter flight left Cartersville, Georgia, Thursday to evacuate two American charity workers in Liberia infected with Ebola hemorrhagic fever, a source told CNN. A CNN crew saw the airplane, a long-range business jet, depart shortly after 5 p.m. ET. The plane matched the description provided by the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity. [Snip] At least one of the two will be taken to a hospital at Emory University, near the headquarters of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, hospital officials told CNN´s Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

White House´s ´Totally
Indefensible´ Attack on Israel
Breitbart InstaBlog, by Joel B. Pollak    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/31/2014 7:54:01 PM     Post Reply
White House spokesman Josh Earnest called Israel´s attack earlier this week on a UN school that was sheltering Palestinian children "totally unacceptable and totally indefensible." He did not mention that the Israeli military has said that it was being attacked by Hamas terrorists in the vicinity, nor did he note that Hamas has used the UN to store weapons, to launch rockets at Israeli civilians, or to attack Israeli troops--as even the UN has noted. The attack on the UN facility is certainly regrettable, and might--perhaps--even be unacceptable. But the attack is certainly defensible, and a defense was offered by Canadian

Bob Woodward reviews
‘The Nixon Defense,’ by John W. Dean
Washington Post, by Bob Woodward    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/31/2014 7:51:42 PM     Post Reply
President Richard Nixon’s decision to install a secret recording system — and then to retain the tapes — perhaps ranks as the most consequential self-inflicted political wound of 20th-century America. The criminality, abuse of power, obsession with real and perceived enemies, rage, self-focus, and small-mindedness revealed on those tapes left him abandoned by his own party and forced him to resign 40 years ago. To date, the dissemination of some 250 White House conversations has defined his presidency and its corruption. Now comes John W. Dean, Nixon’s White House counsel and later his chief accuser, to transcribe and

  


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´I feel ashamed´ of
Congresswoman Barbara Lee
Fox News, by Neil Cavuto    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/31/2014 7:46:07 PM     Post Reply
It´s the quote of the week that for me, still sounds so weak. California Democratic congresswoman Barbara Lee bemoaning our treatment of these tens of thousands of illegals, largely kids, just dumped on our border. (Snip) In listening to your testimony I felt ashamed and I ask my colleagues: are you talking about America? Is this America, where you have fled and were treated as you were. (END VIDEO CLIP) Wow. Congresswoman, I feel ashamed too. I feel ashamed of you. I feel ashamed you would feel more compassion for folks who shouldn´t be here, than the folks paying the

Krauthammer: Obama Amnesty Action
´a Serious Trespass on the Constitution´
Breitbart´s TV, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: CarrotFarmer87- 7/31/2014 7:34:04 PM     Post Reply
On Thursday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer reiterated his argument that should President Barack Obama pursue unilateral amnesty for illegal immigration, it would be unconstitutional and would therefore be an impeachable act. “It should [spur on more calls for impeachment],” Krauthammer said. “Because the president himself has said often and publicly and on camera that he isn´t allowed to do precisely what he´s said he´s ready to do in September. He said it´s against -- look, he said it is unconstitutional.

Special Hospital Unit
Readies for Ebola Patient
NBC News, by Maggie Fox    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 7/31/2014 7:24:27 PM     Post Reply
Emory University Hospital in Atlanta said Thursday it was preparing a special isolation unit to receive a patient with Ebola disease “within the next several days”. (Snip) “Emory University Hospital has a specially built isolation unit set up in collaboration with the CDC to treat patients who are exposed to certain serious infectious diseases,” the hospital said. “It is physically separate from other patient areas and has unique equipment and infrastructure that provide an extraordinarily high level of clinical isolation. It is one of only four such facilities in the country." Experts say isolating patients with Ebola is important. The

White House Ignores Texas While
Studying Texas Border Problem
Breitbart Texas, by Bob Price    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/31/2014 7:21:17 PM     Post Reply
HOUSTON, Texas—The team of fact finders from the Department of Defense has come and gone from Texas and will now make their recommendations without having spoken with either Texas Governor Rick Perry or Texas Military Forces Commander, Major General John Nichols. The team was dispatched by the White House to study whether deploying the Texas National Guard to the border would be “helpful”. The Pentagon confirmed to Breitbart Texas in a phone interview today that the members of the Department of Defense fact finding team arrived in Texas on Tuesday and returned to the Pentagon on Thursday according to

  


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Wisconsin anti-union law: state Supreme
Court ruling probably the final say
Christian Science Monitor, by Mark Guarino    Original Article
Posted By: SoCalGal- 7/31/2014 7:18:22 PM     Post Reply
Ever since it became law in 2011, Act 10 in Wisconsin – which essentially ended collective bargaining for most public workers – has sparked countless court challenges, generated angry protests at the State Capitol, and fueled a recall campaign of the governor. A ruling Thursday by the state Supreme Court indicates the law will stand, leaving opponents with little choice but to move on. “This is the end of the pending challenges and is unlikely to be replaced by some persuasive new challenge that hasn’t already been attempted,” says Charles Franklin, a law professor and polling director at Marquette University in Milwaukee.

Border agents, family members
infected with diseases through
illegal immigrant contact
KFOX14 [El Paso, TX], by Bill Melugin    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/31/2014 7:16:10 PM     Post Reply
EL PASO, Texas – A newly released Department of Homeland Security report detailing oversight of unaccompanied alien children reveals federal employees have been exposed to multiple communicable diseases as a result of interaction with illegal immigrants. KFOX14 obtained the July 30 report from the Office of the Inspector General, which states that Border Patrol personnel at the Clint Station in El Paso County and Santa Teresa Station in Dona Ana County reported they were potentially exposed to tuberculosis. The report also states : “DHS employees reported exposure to communicable diseases and becoming sick on duty. For example, during a recent site visit

Defending an ally and
defending the Constitution
Washington Times, by Tom Delay    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 7/31/2014 7:14:20 PM     Post Reply
Two outrages — one overseas and one right here in Washington — to deal with today, with our president on the wrong side of the issue in both cases. First up, I think any friend of our embattled ally Israel has to be outraged by how President Obama and his top aides are treating the clashes now underway with Hamas in Gaza. From their very first responses to the crisis, you would almost think the administration was supporting the terrorists of Hamas over Israel. Tactically, the U.S. response has been bad enough,

Family of Bronx Man Killed in Sucker-
Punch Attack Stunned by Suspect Charge
WNBC-TV [New York, NY], by Ida Siegal    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 7/31/2014 7:02:59 PM     Post Reply
A grieving Bronx family is stunned that the teen accused of sucker-punching their father and husband is being charged with a misdemeanor that could result in the suspect doing less than a year in jail. Ildefonso Romero Jr. died days after a teenage boy allegedly sucker-punched him outside his home on Thieriot Avenue in Soundview on June 21. Witnesses said Romero had been protecting a girl from local teens who were apparently causing trouble in the street, and one of the teens punched Romero. Romero fell and hit his head on the curb, and his son found him unconscious

  


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Ex-NASA ´hackers´ use ingenuity,
technology to rescue first-ever
moon photos
Houston Chronicle, by Carol Christian    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/31/2014 6:55:55 PM     Post Reply
When a handful of former NASA employees decided to get serious about retrieving moon photos from 50-year-old analog tapes, they got a lot of negative feedback. "We were told by professionals it would cost millions, but we did it anyway," said Keith Cowing, co-lead on the Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project. At the end of March, the project celebrated processing the last of about 1,500 photos made by NASA´s lunar orbiters in the 1960s. The next phase involves preparing them for submission to the Planetary Data System, a public archive. Now housed in a converted McDonald´s restaurant on NASA property

Emory University expects Ebola
patient; Americans with disease worsen
Los Angeles Times, by Christine Mai-Duc, James Queally    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/31/2014 6:50:21 PM     Post Reply
Emory University Hospital in Atlanta said Thursday afternoon it planned to accept a patient who has Ebola "within the next several days," but did not say in a statement who the patient was or whether it was one of the American volunteers who has the disease. Two American volunteers stricken with the Ebola virus that is spreading in West Africa were said to have worsened overnight, as U.S. officials considered options to evacuate them out of West Africa.Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol were in “stable but grave” condition in Liberia on Thursday morning, according to a press release from

Language school blogger fired after boss
confuses homophones with homophobes
and accuses him of ´promoting gay agenda´
Daily Mail [UK], by David McCormack    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/31/2014 6:46:00 PM     Post Reply
A blogger for a school in Utah has lost his job after he wrote a post explaining what a homophone is and his boss accused him of promoting a gay agenda. Until his recent dismissal, Tim Torkildson worked as a social media strategist for the Nomen Global Language Center in Provo, a private language school which aims to help students with their English. One of Torkildon’s tasks was writing about the English language and his last post had focused on explaining what homophones are. Homophones are words that sound the same but have different meanings and often different spellings such

Monica Lewinsky Lands New
Contributor Gig
Mediaite, by Eddie Scarry    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/31/2014 6:39:27 PM     Post Reply
Monica Lewinsky, famous for her late-1990s affair with then-married and sitting U.S. president Bill Clinton, has a new job. She’ll be writing for Vanity Fair. A Vanity Fair spokesperson told Politico that as of now, there’s no set schedule or subject matter Lewinsky is tied to, “but she and her editor are on the lookout for relevant topics of interest.” Vanity Fair published a first-person account by Lewinsky in June, wherein she revisited the sex scandal she’ll be forever associated with. On Thursday, she wrote a piece for the magazine about the internet’s power to tell her side

  


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Pit bull mauls Athens
10-year-old, attacks cop
Atlanta-Journal Constitution [GA], by Daniel Wilco    Original Article
Posted By: snakeoil- 7/31/2014 6:20:20 PM     Post Reply
An Athens-Clarke County police officer shot and killed a dog Tuesday after it mauled a 10-year-old boy and then attacked the officer, the Athens Banner-Herald reports. Police responded to a home at 9:46 p.m. after the attack was reported. A 14-year-old boy told the officer his brother had been bitten in the face by the family’s pit bull, the Banner-Herald reports. “(He) was visibly upset about what just happened and expressed his desire for the dog to die,” according to a police incident report, the Banner-Herald reports. The victim was nearby, holding a towel to his jaw. “I observed a large laceration

Two African Leaders Skip Obama
Summit to Deal With Ebola
Bloomberg News, by Nicole Gaouette and Silas Gbandia    Original Article
Posted By: SoCalGal- 7/31/2014 5:54:56 PM     Post Reply
The presidents of Liberia and Sierra Leone plan to skip President Barack Obama’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit next week to deal with the deadly Ebola virus in their countries, as a White House spokesman said the outbreak won’t affect the conference. “At this point, there are no plans in place to alter the schedule in any way,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said today of the three days of meetings planned in Washington.(Snip)The president of Guinea is still debating whether to attend the Washington conference, according to a State Department official who wasn’t authorized to comment publicly. The three countries will

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Male Justices
Didn’t Really Understand Hobby Lobby
Mediaite, by Matt Wilstein    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/31/2014 5:54:48 PM     Post Reply
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg became an even bigger hero on the left last month when she delivered a scathing dissent to the 5-4 decision in favor of Hobby Lobby, which is now exempt from providing certain types of birth control to its employees based on its founder’s religious beliefs. This week, she sat down for an extended interview with Yahoo News’ Katie Couric to explain why she found the decision so damaging. “Contraceptive protection is something that every woman must have access to in order to control her own destiny,” Ginsburg told Couric. While she said she “respects the

Texas Governor Rick Perry: America
Must End ‘Ambivalence’ On Israel
Associated Press*, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/31/2014 5:54:32 PM     Post Reply
Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday criticized an American “policy of calculated ambivalence” toward Israel, a nod toward conservative voters as he considers a second run for president. The retiring Republican governor spoke at a pro-Israel rally outside Dallas’ city hall. Perry mostly refrained from attacking American policy in a five-minute speech, but said America must continue to wholeheartedly support Israel and that Israel was justified in defending itself. Several hundred people at the rally waved white-and-blue flags and cheered as he spoke. “America must be clear: Israel has the right to exist as a Jewish state,” Perry said, his

Cold War II? World War III?
American Spectator, by Micah Meadowcroft    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/31/2014 5:47:47 PM     Post Reply
A reporter asked President Obama on Tuesday if ratcheted sanctions placed on Russia by America and the EU marked “a new Cold War.” The United Kingdom’s Common Defense Committee said Thursday that NATO is unprepared for further aggression from Russia. Roger Cohen of the New York Times has explained in the Atlantic why World War III is not so unimaginable after all. It has become apparent that Eastern Europe is unstable, and in a world knit tightly together by technology and treaties, that instability may prove for everyone inescapable. It is sobering to think about the repercussions and lessons of the

  



I Pushed the Lance Armstrong Lie:
An Open Letter to Greg LeMond
Daily Beast, by Mark McKinnon    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/31/2014 5:42:50 PM     Post Reply
Dear Greg. Lance won’t say it but I will. I apologize. I believed in Lance’s lie. My wife had a very deadly form of cancer, and his story was a powerful elixir that helped us get through it. We called Annie “Lance Armstrong in a skirt.” And then for 10 years I served on the board of the Lance Armstrong Foundation, later the Livestrong Foundation, which did—and still does—truly great and innovative work for those living with and through cancer. But through all of those years, I was complicit in pushing the myth. And all I really knew about you was what I heard

Census to give cheaters
summer (tough) lovin’
New York Post, by John Crudele    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/31/2014 5:39:56 PM     Post Reply
The Labor Department is putting the screws to the folks who are cheating on the unemployment and inflation surveys. Sources tell me the Bureau of Labor Statistics is forcing the Census Bureau to change the way it fact-checks the surveys that produce some of the most important economic statistics compiled by the government. And that tells me the Labor Department must believe there are substantial irregularities in the numbers. I think it’s well past the time the Labor Department owns up to the fact that its surveys have been corrupted by manipulation. Now it needs to determine how far back this problem goes. Census produces

Clintons on unauthorized bios:
“Should neither be allowed nor enabled”
Hot Air, by Ed Morrissey    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/31/2014 5:36:11 PM     Post Reply
Thus do the Clintons move from thin-skinned to authoritarian. No one expected them to be happy with new biographies written by political opponents such as Ed Klein (Blood Feud) or Daniel Halper (Clinton Inc), given that the purpose of both was to rebut the anodyne, campaign-trail preparation of Hillary Clinton’s widely panned Hard Choices and the earlier memoirs from both herself and Bill Clinton. The genre of pre-election biographical critique/polemic has its controversies, but also a long history on both sides of the political divide. Candidates running for high political office, and presumed candidates who release books to get an

White House Looking Into Medevac Options
To Bring 2 American Aid Workers Diagnosed
With Ebola Back To US
CBS DC & Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/31/2014 5:12:12 PM     Post Reply
NEW YORK — U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola. The travel advisory applies to non-essential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The outbreak in those West Africa countries has killed more than 700 people this year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the risk of the deadly disease coming to the United States remains small. The last time the federal agency issued such a travel warning was in 2003 because of a SARS outbreak in Asia. At the White House, press

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

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