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Echoes of Vietnam:
Israel surprised by Hamas’
advanced tunnel network
Washington Times, by Bill Gertz    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/31/2014 10:50:56 PM     Post Reply
Israeli military intelligence is facing criticism for failing to comprehend the network of tunnels and other underground facilities built by Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip. Dan Pollak, co-director of government relations for the Zionist Organization of America, said early estimates of Israel’s operation to root out Hamas rockets has diminished the terrorist group’s arsenal. Hamas‘ 10,000-rocket arsenal is now believed to be half that number. “We’ll see when the war was over,” Mr. Pollak said in an interview, “but it is clear that the underground tunnel complex was far more extensive than Israeli military intelligence understood.”

Second suspect in Brian
Terry killing extradited
Tucson Sentinel (AZ), by Paul Ingram    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 7/31/2014 10:50:27 PM     Post Reply
Late in the afternoon, officials with the U.S. Department of Justice announced that a second man suspected in the killing of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was extradited to the United States from Mexico on Thursday. Friday, Ivan Soto-Barraza is scheduled for an arraignment Friday at the U.S. District Court in Tucson. He is one of five defendants authorities say were involved in Terry´s death during a firefight near Peck Canyon west of Rio Rico in December 2010. “This marks another step forward in our aggressive pursuit of those responsible for the murder of Agent Brian Terry, who made the ultimate

Clueless in Gaza
Washington Post, by Charles Krauthammer    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/31/2014 10:45:47 PM     Post Reply
John Kerry is upset by heavy criticism from Israelis — left, right and center — of his recent cease-fire diplomacy. But that’s only half the story. More significant is the consternation of America’s Arab partners, starting with the president of the Palestinian Authority. Mahmoud Abbas was stunned that Kerry would fly off to Paris to negotiate with Hamas allies Qatar and Turkey in talks that excluded the PA and Egypt. The talks also undermined Egypt’s cease-fire proposal, which Israel had accepted and Hamas rejected (and would have prevented the vast majority of the casualties on both sides). “Kerry tried through

  


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Republicans deliver another
self-inflicted wound
Washington Post, by Dan Balz    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/31/2014 10:42:13 PM     Post Reply
Republicans may yet win the elections in November. They may end up in control of both houses of Congress come January. But in the final week before a lengthy August recess, they have shown a remarkable capacity to complicate their path to victory. The latest blow came Thursday in what has become predictable fashion: chaos in the House. Amid fractious infighting, House leaders abruptly pulled their alternative to President Obama’s bill to deal with the influx of Central American children crossing the border. What was said to be a national crisis turned into one more problem facing deferral. But there

This is what an Israeli
airstrike on a building
in Gaza looks like
Washington Post, by Sudarsan Raghavan    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/31/2014 10:37:33 PM     Post Reply
GAZA CITY – It was around 2:30 p.m., and the word had spread on al-Jalla Street. An Israeli airstrike was about to unfold. The target: a gray, concrete building of moderate height in the heart of Gaza City. Children gathered on balconies. Young men congregated at an intersection. Others placed bricks and tires blocking off a section of the street that ran past the building. A man in a tank top and shorts served as a traffic policeman, directing vehicles to take a detour. Cars stopped. More people stepped out, their eyes glued to the ill-fated building. And they all

Lifted by Economic Growth, Obama
Speaks Optimistically of Policies
New York Times, by Emmarie Huetteman    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 7/31/2014 10:08:49 PM     Post Reply
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — President Obama on Wednesday delivered an optimistic report about the effects of the administration’s policies in spite of congressional inaction, buoyed by the announcement that the economy grew more than anticipated in the spring. The president told a crowd of about 1,500 at the Uptown Theater here that the economic strides were starting to reap rewards, including putting the United States back on top with investors. “The decisions that we made to rescue our economy, to rescue the auto industry, to rebuild the economy on a new foundation, to invest in research and infrastructure, education —

112 arrested at protest against
US deportations
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/31/2014 9:39:49 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Immigrant activists and religious leaders massed outside the White House on Thursday to protest against U.S. policies on deporting migrants in the country illegally, and police arrested 112 demonstrators they say blocked traffic. The protesters urged President Barack Obama to immediately halt all deportations. They also called on him to extend relief for migrants by decree and to protect Central American children crossing into the U.S. unaccompanied by adults. Minerva Carcano, a bishop for the United Methodist Church in Los Angeles, said such protests are needed to “raise a moral voice, because you do not hear from

  


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Jeff Sessions Holds The Line, Blocks
Democrat Immigration Travesty
PowerLine, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/31/2014 9:26:45 PM     Post Reply
There was high drama on the Senate floor this evening. Harry Reid brought on for a vote President Obama’s $2.7 billion proposal to support illegals from Central America who are flooding across the border, in the form of a supplemental budget request. An extremely knowledgeable Senate insider offers this blow-by-blow account of what happened: Harry Reid filled the amendment tree on the supplemental, meaning no amendments can get votes. Sessions offered a motion to table the filled tree with stated purpose of making room to get a vote on the Cruz amendment. “Filling the tree” has been Reid’s preferred strategy

‘Blame Cruz’ Is the New ‘Blame
Bush’ for Whiny Democrats
PJ Media, by Stephen Kruiser    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/31/2014 9:23:33 PM     Post Reply
Aw, is someone sad? Rep. Chris Van Hollen slammed House Republicans on Thursday, saying members now have to check with “Speaker Cruz” to get any legislation passed. “It was Senator Cruz calling the shots, and that’s why people around here are calling him ‘Speaker Cruz’ today,” the Maryland Democrat said to MSNBC’s Alex Wagner. “It means when Speaker Boehner says he’s going to get something done from now on, he’d better be checking with Senator Cruz to see if he’s gonna get the votes because clearly the new leadership team isn’t up to the task.” It is perfectly understandable that

Gaza conflict: 72-hour ceasefire
´agreed by both sides´
Telegraph [UK], by Josie Ensor    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/31/2014 9:09:46 PM     Post Reply
Israel and Hamas have agreed to a three-day ceasefire, the UN and US have jointly announced. John Kerry, the US Secretary of State, said he had assurance from both sides that they would honour a 72-hour unconditional ceasefire, during which time negotiations on a more durable truce would be discussed in Cairo. [Snip] "During this period, civilians in Gaza will receive urgently needed humanitarian relief, and the opportunity to carry out vital functions, including burying the dead, taking care of the injured, and restocking food supplies," he said, adding the ceasefire was jointly announced with Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary-General.

IRS Strikes Deal With Atheists
To Monitor Churches
Investors Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: anselm33- 7/31/2014 9:05:30 PM     Post Reply
First Amendment: Government´s assault on religious liberty has hit a new low as the IRS settles with atheists by promising to monitor sermons for mentions of the right to life and traditional marriage. A lawsuit filed by the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) asserted that the Internal Revenue Service ignored complaints about churches´ violating their tax-exempt status by routinely promoting political issues, legislation and candidates from the pulpit.
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Confirmed: Illegal Alien Kids
Will Be Going to Publicly
Funded Charter School in Texas
PJ Media, by Bryan Preston    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/31/2014 9:02:03 PM     Post Reply
KRGV reports that a refurbished detention center in Karnes City, TX, will be used to house hundreds of women and children who crossed into Texas illegally. The center’s rooms, called “suites,” have only been used to house adult illegal aliens in the past, but with the recent surge of unaccompanied minors from Central America, it will now be used to house kids too. KRGV’s story says that the illegal aliens will only be housed at the center for an average of 23 days, or that’s the federal government’s claim. The facility includes flatscreen TVs in each suite, plus ping pong

Exclusive: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee’s
Staff Threatens Taxpayer For Asking.
About Her Impeachment Claims
PJ Media, by Dwayne Horner    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/31/2014 8:54:31 PM     Post Reply
Congressional approval ratings are at a historic low, and after what has happened over the course of the last twenty four hours – I can see why. On the House floor Wednesday, longtime Democrat Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee made the startling claim that “We did not seek an impeachment of President Bush, because as an executive, he had the authority.” These are the moments when you say “Really?” The problem here is that Rep. Lee lied to the American People inside the People’s House. Good thing for her that when you make speeches on the floor of the House of

New Gaza humanitarian truce
agreed by Israel and Hamas
BBC News [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/31/2014 8:52:44 PM     Post Reply
A joint US and UN statement urged all parties to "act with restraint" until the ceasefire begins. Talks on a more permanent truce are to start in Cairo. [Snip] Israel says its operation in Gaza is designed to defend its population from attacks by Palestinian militants. ´Much needed reprieve´ Officials from both Israel and Hamas confirmed that they had agreed to the ceasefire proposal brokered by the US and UN. "During this time the forces on the ground will remain in place," US Secretary of State John Kerry and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in the joint statement.

Candidate goes homeless to
show economic gap
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/31/2014 8:49:34 PM     Post Reply
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— The Republican candidate for California governor said Thursday he spent a week living as a homeless person in Fresno to highlight the disparity between the governor´s claim that the state is making an economic comeback and the reality faced by the working poor. Neel Kashkari, a millionaire and former Goldman Sachs banker who is far behind Gov. Jerry Brown in pre-election polls, released a short documentary about the six nights he spent sleeping in parking lots and on park benches, and wrote about his experience in an opinion piece published in the Wall Street Journal. Kashkari, 41, said

  


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Defense Panel:
Obama Administration Defense
Strategy ‘Dangerously’ Underfunded
Washington Free Beacon, by Bill Gertz    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/31/2014 8:40:34 PM     Post Reply
The Obama administration’s four-year defense strategy lacks funding needed for fulfilling global military missions and the U.S. military faces “high risk” in the world unless changes are made, according to a bipartisan report by a congressionally backed panel of defense experts. The report by the National Defense Panel, led by former Defense Secretary William Perry and retired Marine Corps Gen. John Abizaid, criticized the Pentagon’s Quadrennial Defense Review for outlining military responsibilities that cannot be met because of sharp defense funding cuts. The report concluded that the capabilities called for in the QDR

Gag Baby Gag: The Clinton
Police State Cometh
Washington Free Beacon, by Andrew Stiles    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/31/2014 8:36:39 PM     Post Reply
Political journalists are going to love the Hillary Clinton presidency. Judging by the way Team Clinton has responded to a series of books that are critical of the elderly homeowner and her philandering husband, it will be a real treat to cover them in the White House (again). According to Politico, for example, public relations representatives for the Clinton family have issued a joint statement condemning the recent publication of “trashy” books by Ed Klein, Daniel Halper, and Ronald Kessler, all of which reflect less than favorably on the Clintons. The spokesmen condemned the “despicable” authors, arguing that “their behavior should

IRS commissioner: Even
if we find those lost emails,
Congress ´won´t concede error´
and will find something else to attack
Washington Examiner, by T. Becket Adams    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/31/2014 8:28:32 PM     Post Reply
Even if the IRS recovers thousands of missing emails belonging to key officials involved in the targeting of conservative groups, congressional investigators will likely "go on to something else" and continue to hound the agency, according to IRS commissioner John Koskinen. Investigators “won´t concede error. They´ll say it was worth pursuing, which it is. Whether it was worth making a federal case out of it or not is another issue," he said in an interview this week with Tax Analysts, a nonprofit group. Certain lawmakers, he added, are determined to go after the IRS for any reason they can find. He claimed the emails, many of which belong to

Pelosi to Reporters on Midterm
Election: ‘We Need You to
Be Messengers...’
Cybercast News Service, by Terence P. Jeffrey    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/31/2014 8:26:12 PM     Post Reply
When asked at a press briefing on Thursday why her party´s message is "not resonating with the electorate," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told a room full of reporters “we need you to be messengers.” A reporter asked Pelosi: “So, you make this case about the skepticism that people have of this anti-government premise here. You talk about, you know, they’re riding this impeachment horse, and lawsuit horse, and all these things they are doing in the election. Why, for every political analysis that we see, and including top people in your party, don’t believe that the Democrats have a message

New EMP fear: Missile attack
over defenseless U.S. southern
border, killing 90%
Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/31/2014 8:23:50 PM     Post Reply
A former Clinton-era CIA director is raising new concerns that Iran or North Korea will send U.S. civilization “to a cold, dark halt” by firing a nuke over America’s southern border, which is largely absent of missile defenses. R. James Woolsey said that the two rogue nations would copy the Russians, which launches satellites in an unusual trajectory that doesn’t send their gear over the northern border — the direction the Air Force anticipates a missile attack from. Woolsey is one of the nation’s leaders pushing Congress to defend against so-called electromagnetic pulse attacks. He and other government advisors fear Iran or

  



Immigration Aide At Center Of
Boehner-Gohmert Altercation
Breitbart Big Government, by Matthew Boyle & Jonathan Strong    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/31/2014 8:10:08 PM     Post Reply
Speaker John Boehner´s top immigration aide was at the center of a heated dispute between the speaker and Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) at a closed-door conference meeting Tuesday, according to several people who witnessed the altercation. Gohmert, speaking to the audience of Republican lawmakers during an open mic portion of the meeting, asked Boehner whether Becky Tallent, the speaker´s immigration aide who has drawn fire from immigration hawks, had authored the House GOP bill to address the border crisis scheduled to be voted on Thursday. Boehner rose from his chair and told Gohmert to knock it off, that he was

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

´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

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