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Cooling the manufactured
impeachment panic
Washington Times, by Wesley Pruden    Original Article
Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- 8/1/2014 11:42:57 AM     Post Reply
Manufacturing a crisis is what pundits and politicians do best, and the media mills are running three shifts daily now to manufacture panic over what the Democrats want the public to think is the impending impeachment of President Obama. This might frighten the horses and scare the women in flyover country, but it’s all fun and games in Washington, with the game recognized by Democrat and Republican for the scam it is. But the purveyors of the scam are determined to turn a profit with it. Sometimes scams succeed. This could be the opportunity to learn a little about impeachment. John A.

House Dems raise record
$4.8M off impeachment
The Hill (Washington DC), by Cameron Joseph    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/1/2014 11:40:42 AM     Post Reply
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) hauled in $4.8 million in the past week as it warned of Republican efforts to impeach Preisdent Obama. DCCC chairman Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) tweeted out the news Friday morning, saying that more than 240,000 people had given to the committee in the past week. The $4.8 million in weekly fundraising is a new record for the committee. The weekly haul is also larger than some monthly fundraising totals for the DCCC in recent years. The Democratic campaign arm for House Republicans has led the National Republican Congressional Committee in fundraising this election cycle. The

Senate report details how EPA
officials divert millions of tax
dollars to activist groups
Washington Examiner, by Mark Tapscott    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/1/2014 11:39:00 AM     Post Reply
Are tax dollars being channeled through the Environmental Protection Agency to Democratic activists working in the nonprofit sector? A comprehensive new report released Wednesday by the Republican staff of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee makes clear that the answer to that question is yes. The report is entitled "The chain of environmental command." Major mainstream media which generally parrot the perspectives and analyses of the environmental movement have utterly ignored the report. This isn´t news? One would think that millions of tax dollars being directed by government officials with significant conflicts of interest would be significant news at

  


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Suspected Killer Of USC Student Has
Been In U.S. Illegally For Seven Years
Daily Caller, by Chuck Ross    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/1/2014 11:37:05 AM     Post Reply
A 19-year-old who was part of a group suspected of fatally beating a USC graduate student with a baseball bat told authorities that he has been in the U.S. illegally for seven years. The suspect, Jonathan Del Carmen, told authorities of his illegal status in an interview at the Los Angeles County jail, according to a federal source reached by The Daily Caller with knowledge of the interview who was not authorized to speak to the press about the investigation. The Los Angeles Times issued a similar report confirming Del Carmen’s immigration status. Police believe that Del Carmen, and three

More Backpedaling: Javier Bardem
Clarifies His Israel Slam
Breitbart Big Hollywood, by Christian Toto    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/1/2014 11:30:54 AM     Post Reply
Javier Bardem, like wife Penelope Cruz, is having second thoughts about calling the Israeli actions against Hamas genocide. The power couple signed a statement earlier this week that decried Israel´s military actions against Hamas, equating the efforts to genocide. Cruz released a statement yesterday attempting to do some damage control. Now, it´s Bardem´s turn, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Bardem, through his representative, released a four-paragraph statement on Thursday. "While I was critical of the Israeli military response, I have great respect for the people of Israel and deep compassion for their losses," the actor wrote. "I am now being

Netanyahu to Kerry:
Hamas bears responsibility
for consequences of its actions
Jerusalem Post [Israel] & Reuters, by Herb Keinon    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/1/2014 11:29:48 AM     Post Reply
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told US Secretary of State John Kerry Friday afternoon that Israel would take “all necessary measures” against those calling for its destruction and using terror against its citizens. Netanyahu´s conversation with Kerry came just hours after two IDF soldiers were killed, and one feared abducted, during an attack that took place an hour after the US and UN brokered cease-fire went into effect. Netanyahu said that the terrorist organizations in Gaza would bear responsibility for the consequences of their actions. Netanyahu called the attack a flagrant violation of the US and UN-brokered cease-fire

ISIS Forms Female Brigade
to Enforce Sharia Law
Breitbart Big Peace, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/1/2014 11:26:58 AM     Post Reply
The Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS, has formed an all-female brigade tasked with the job of enforcing Sharia law in Syria. The brigade was formed "shortly after [ISIS] retook control of Raqqa earlier this year." According to Syria Deeply, ISIS official Abu Ahmad said, "We have established the brigade to raise awareness of our religion among women, and to punish women who do not abide by the law." He added, "Jihad is not a man-only duty. Women must do their part as well." The women who are part of the brigade "are either women of Raqqa who wanted to

  


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Lamar Alexander Skips Senate Vote
against Obama´s Executive Amnesty
Breitbart Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/1/2014 11:22:43 AM     Post Reply
On Thursday evening, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) had a chance to stand with American workers and against amnesty by voting with Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to kill the Senate´s border funding bill, which would not prevent President Barack Obama from unilaterally granting temporary amnesty and work permits to millions of illegal immigrants. While Alexander has been claiming to be against amnesty, he was nowhere to be found on the Senate floor just a week before his August 7th primary against Joe Carr for a decisive vote against a bill that threatened America´s sovereignty. "Tonight, the moment of truth came, and when the

Softer side of immigrant
detention shown in Texas
Associated Press, by Jim Vertuno    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/1/2014 11:17:31 AM     Post Reply
KARNES CITY, Texas— Federal immigration officials on Thursday sought to show the softer side of immigrant detention, complete with cartoon wall murals, stuffed animals, playgrounds, snacks and a hair salon at a South Texas facility that will house women and their children who crossed the border illegally. With a surge in illegal immigration in recent months, especially children traveling alone and parents bringing in children from Central America, authorities moved to convert an all-male detention facility about 50 miles Southeast of San Antonio into one that could temporarily house families. The Karnes County Residential Center is the third such family

Key Democrat: ´Immigration Reform
Is Not About Enforcement´
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/1/2014 11:17:11 AM     Post Reply
Democratic Rep. Gary Peters (D-MI), the Democrat U.S. Senate nominee in Michigan, told attendees of a town hall event in Detroit’s Mexicantown neighborhood that immigration reform was not about enforcing America’s laws. “Immigration reform is not about enforcement,” Peters said in a short video clip obtained by Breitbart News. “It’s about finding a way to fix the problems in our immigration system.” The event was held April 6, 2013, and was hosted by local pro-amnesty organization One Michigan—before the Senate passed the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill. The organization pushed for that bill and frequently advocates on its Facebook page

Automation the Joker in the Deck
American Thinker, by Frank Burke    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 8/1/2014 11:12:59 AM     Post Reply
Because of the hostility toward (and ignorance about) business that permeates the Obama administration and the Far Left, they are overlooking an element that could have the effect of accelerating unemployment among low-skilled workers to exponential levels. That “joker in the deck” is automation. In their rush to increase the minimum wage and offer amnesty (or something like it) to an ever-increasing number of illegal immigrants, the administration and the Left are ignoring a reality that will compound the problems inherent in both goals. The recent increase in the federal minimum wage (and presumably the wage that federal contractors will be required

  


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Activists say transgender woman
raped at Arizona immigrant center
Reuters, by David Schwartz    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/1/2014 11:08:23 AM     Post Reply
Rights activists called on Thursday for the immediate release of a transgender women allegedly raped by her cellmate at an Arizona immigrant detention center, accusing authorities of refusing to provide for her safety. The activists say immigration and detention center officials have shown they are incapable of protecting the 23-year-old woman following the alleged July 20 sexual assault at the Eloy Detention Center, southeast of Phoenix. The woman, Marichuy, whose legal name is Jesus Leal Gamino, has been detained for more than a year at the 1,437-detainee center, which is operated by Corrections Corporation of America under a contract with

In 5-2 ruling, Supreme Court
issues final word on Act 10
Wisconsin State Journal [Madison], by Ed Treleven    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/1/2014 11:04:15 AM     Post Reply
More than three years after its passage sparked massive protests that jammed the Capitol Square, the state Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of a divisive state law that sharply curtailed the collective bargaining rights of most public workers. In upholding Gov. Scott Walker’s signature piece of legislation, the court handed the governor a major victory three months before he seeks re-election. The decision also cast doubt on the validity of several union contracts negotiated after a lower court found the law unconstitutional. In its 5-2 decision, the court said public workers in Wisconsin do not have a constitutional right to
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Scare Tactics, Public Hysteria
Only Deepen Immigration Crisis
Fox News Latino, by Geraldo Rivera    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/1/2014 11:03:34 AM     Post Reply
Shame on Matt Drudge. The owner/operator of the world’s most influential news-aggregating website, The Drudge Report has torn a page from the William Randolph Hearst yellow journalism playbook to fan the flames of public hysteria about the surge of undocumented children immigrating to the United States. On Tuesday of this week, with explosive world crises involving Gaza and Ukraine dominating the news elsewhere, the first 15 stories on The Drudge Report and his banner headline all concerned that adolescent immigrant surge across our southern border. His millions of subscribers would be justified in thinking these undocumented immigrant children posed the greatest threat

Ebola Outbreak in West Africa:
Questions and Answers
Bloomberg News, by Makiko Kitamura    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 8/1/2014 11:02:44 AM     Post Reply
The outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone is the worst ever, killing more than 700 people this year. Below are frequently asked questions about the disease. Q: How does an Ebola outbreak start and spread? A: The origin of the virus is unknown, but fruit bats are considered the most likely host, according to the World Health Organization. Ebola jumps to humans from infected animals including chimpanzees, gorillas and bats that live in the rainforest through contact with blood or other bodily fluids such as urine and saliva. Infection can also occur if broken skin or

  


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O’Reilly: Why Can’t GOP Rise
Above ‘Hate’ to Get Things Done?
Mediaite, by Josh Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/1/2014 10:59:00 AM     Post Reply
Bill O’Reilly obviously doesn’t care for how President Obama and the Democrats are running things, but tonight he also had some tough words for the GOP. He asked guest Kate Obenshain why the Republicans continue to remain in the muck with the left and try to “destroy one another” instead of getting things done. O’Reilly asked, “Shouldn’t they rise above it?” Obenshain argued that it’s Democrats doing all the nasty politicking and name-calling, as well as the ginning up of impeachment. O’Reilly, however, noted some conservatives are bringing it up and said there’s “plenty of hate on both sides.” Obenshain objected, “No,

Obama Lavishes Praise On Julian Castro
During Impromptu Housing Department Visit
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/1/2014 10:55:42 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON – There were all the trappings of a campaign endorsement rally: the cheering crowds, the American flags, and the sitting president heaping praise on a fellow Democrat. All that was missing was the campaign. Three days after new Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro was sworn in, President Barack Obama paid a rare visit Thursday to the agency´s colossal concrete headquarters to welcome Castro aboard. In gushing terms, Obama lavished admiration on the fresh-faced former mayor who Democrats are already eyeing as a potential vice presidential candidate in 2016. "He´s young, he´s good-looking, he talks good. You can´t

Conservatives Kill Amnesty Bill
FrontPage Mag, by Matthew Vadum    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 8/1/2014 10:52:34 AM     Post Reply
A conservative-led uprising among House Republicans scuttled Speaker John Boehner’s worse-than-useless border crisis and immigration legislation yesterday but party leaders vowed to try again today to pass the emergency funding bill. “The bill as it was had more loopholes than a knitted afghan,” Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said in a statement released exclusively to FrontPage late yesterday. Tonight, many members were able to come together and hammer out many of those problems so that we could live with the result. Whether the final product gets the needed 218 votes will depend on how the final product looks once it is typed and

´Monumental Liar´: Ex-CIA Officer
Disputes New Clinton Audio on Bin Laden
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/1/2014 10:42:12 AM     Post Reply
Michael Scheuer, former head of the CIA´s Usama Bin Laden unit, pushed back against Bill Clinton´s contention that he could have killed Usama bin Laden, but chose not to because of the risk to civilians. Clinton´s statement came on the day before the 9/11 attacks at an address to Australian business leaders and the audio was obtained by Sky News Australia. "I´m just saying, you know, if I were Usama bin Laden -- he´s a very smart guy, I´ve spent a lot of time thinking about him -- and I nearly got him once," Clinton said on the recording. "I nearly got him.

Israel-Gaza cease-fire
collapses within hours
Los Angeles Times, by Laura King, Batsheva Sobelman    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 8/1/2014 10:33:44 AM     Post Reply
A hard-won internationally brokered truce between Israel and Palestinian militants collapsed within hours Friday after the Israeli military said one of its soldiers was missing amid heavy fighting in the southern Gaza Strip and may have been captured by Hamas fighters. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stopped short of declaring the cease-fire dead, but accused Hamas of “flagrantly violating” what was to have been a three-day truce. Hamas in turn insisted it was Israel that had broken the cease-fire terms agreed to only hours earlier.(Snip) Israel announces that Hamas has thus ended the humanitarian cease-fire and prevented the residents of Gaza

  



Two more costly losses for public unions
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 8/1/2014 10:27:43 AM     Post Reply
Here´s a little good news story you won´t find in many places today. First, it doesn´t come out of Washington, D.C., which you already knew because it´s Good News. Second, it´s another victory in the little-noticed ongoing legal guerrilla war between conservatives and state government unions. Actually, two victories. It concerns workers who provide daycare services for low-income families across Illinois and receive state subsidies.

Student drugged, robbed, beaten
after ´pink drink´ on Beale
WMC-TV [Memphis, TN], by Jason Miles    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 8/1/2014 10:09:25 AM     Post Reply
Memphis, TN - An Oklahoma college student was drugged, robbed, and beaten during a weekend trip to Memphis. It started with a "Mickey" on Beale Street and ended with the victim in jail. At times he says he felt like a zombie. WMC Action News 5 is keeping this 18-year-old´s identity concealed, for the purpose of this story his name is "Sam." Sam was in a hospital bed hours after a nightmarish chain of events last weekend that left his head bruised and bloodied, his feet bandaged. It all started innocently enough with a pink drink on Beale Street.

11,472,000 Americans Have Left
Workforce Since Obama Took Office
Cybercast News Service, by Ali Meyer    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/1/2014 10:08:41 AM     Post Reply
11.4 million Americans age 16 and over have left the workforce since President Obama took office in January 2009, according to data released today from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In July 2014, there were 92,001,000 Americans, 16 and over, who were classified as “not in the labor force,” meaning they not only did not have a job, but they didn’t actively seek one in the last four weeks. This number has increased by 11,472,000 since January 2009, when the number of Americans not in the labor force was 80,529,000. The number of Americans not in the labor force

Obama warns GOP — I’m acting
alone on immigration
Washington Post, by Greg Sargent    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/1/2014 10:01:01 AM     Post Reply
So today House Republicans may take one more stab at trying to pass a bill to address the border crisis. But their bill has been jacked so far to the right that Dems won’t support it, and at any rate, last night Republicans blocked the Senate Dem border proposal. So Congress won’t address the crisis until September at the earliest. The question now is how far this goes in clearing space for Obama to act alone on immigration — not just on the border crisis, but on easing deportations. And the president is letting Republicans know that they should be

The Sharknado Deniers
American Spectator, by Daniel J. Flynn    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 8/1/2014 9:58:01 AM     Post Reply
Halfway through Sharknado 2: The Second One, I glimpsed a tiger shark—indigenous to tropical waters quite unlike those encroaching upon New York City—attacking pedestrians in Manhattan. This bit of artistic license almost completely ruined it for me. Had the filmmakers done their homework they would have discovered that tiger sharks rarely navigate the Atlantic north of the 30th parallel—let alone north of the 40th parallel. Such inattention to detail unfortunately sullies science fiction’s reputation as more fiction than science. The Poseidon Adventure and Towering Inferno mated. Their baby, Sharknado 2, was born Wednesday night on SyFy. It was worse than the

Feds raid S.C. home to seize Land
Rover in EPA emission-control crackdown
Washington Times (D.C), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/1/2014 9:55:50 AM     Post Reply
When it comes to environmental regulation compliance, the Department of Homeland Security isn’t playing — as evidenced by a recent federal raid of a South Carolinian’s home to confiscate a Land Rover that violated EPA emission rules. Jennifer Brinkley said she saw a line of law enforcement vehicles approaching her home and wondered what was wrong, the local WBTV reported. Homeland Security agents then went to her 1985 Land Rover Defender and lifted the hood. “They popped up the hood and looked at the Vehicle Identification Number and compared it with a piece of paper and then took the car

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