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Changeling Charlie’s vow
to go Total Obama
Tampa Tribune, by Tom Jackson    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/1/2014 12:54:29 PM     Post Reply
Now that everyone’s favorite Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat has announced he is prepared to go Total Obama from Day 1 if he’s restored to the governor’s mansion, voters can’t be blamed for wondering whether Charlie Crist really wants the job. Maybe he’s already moved on to the Next Big Thing. After all, the most recent polls indicate thorough dissatisfaction with President Obama. Not only is he upside-down on virtually every measurable facet of his job performance, CNN recently and famously found if we took an election mulligan, the golfer-in-chief would lose to Republican Mitt Romney in a landslide. Nonetheless, here comes Crist, within

Jeb Bush’s Fundraising Push
in 2014 Could Help in 2016
Wall Street Journal, by Beth Reinard    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 8/1/2014 12:31:39 PM     Post Reply
The fundraiser for Republican Senate candidates to be headlined by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will be coordinated through a joint fundraising committee called Floridians for a Senate Majority, according to a filing Wednesday with the Federal Elections Commission. The event, scheduled for Sept. 23 in Tampa, will benefit candidates who will help determine whether the Senate swings under GOP control: Cory Gardner in Colorado, Joni Ernst in Iowa, Monica Wehby in Oregon, Tom Cotton in Arkansas; and the winner of the Aug. 26 Republican primary in Alaska. Mr. Bush is doing a series of fundraisers across the country for Republican candidates

Chamber of Commerce to
Endorse Al Franken´s Challenger
National Journal, by Josh Kraushaar    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/1/2014 12:29:43 PM     Post Reply
The U.S Chamber of Commerce will be endorsing GOP businessman Mike McFadden in the Minnesota Senate race, the latest sign Republicans view Democratic Sen. Al Franken as increasingly vulnerable. "I´m honored to have their endorsement. They know Minnesota is a state we can win," McFadden said in an interview about the pending endorsement. The endorsement will be formally announced by the chamber Monday at an event in Burnsville, Minn. McFadden has been in Washington meeting with officials at the National Republican Senatorial Committee this week to discuss the state of the campaign. This year, the Chamber of Commerce has been aggressive in backing

  


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Senators spent $1 million
on charter flights last year
USA Today, by Donovan Slack & Paul Singer    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/1/2014 12:26:29 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Last summer, Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., embarked on what his office trumpeted as a four-day, 1,000-mile trip across his state, with press releases noting he "woke up early to hit the road," making stops at a minor league ballpark, a craft brewery and a Roanoke rail yard, among others. But for several hundred of those miles, Warner was not hitting the road — he was flying a chartered plane at a cost to taxpayers of $8,500. Warner was one of two dozen U.S. senators who flew taxpayer-funded charter airplanes to, from or around their home state last year

ObamaCare may be headed
to Supreme Court -- again
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/1/2014 12:21:20 PM     Post Reply
President Obama’s federal health care law may be headed to the Supreme Court – again.
The high court has been asked to review a July 22 ruling by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals that declared constitutional all federal subsidies granted to enrollees of the health care system. The losing plaintiff in the case officially appealed the ruling in a petition Thursday to the Supreme Court.The Fourth Circuit ruling contradicted another announced hours earlier by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia that ruled the IRS went too far in extending subsidies to those who buy insurance through the federally-run exchange, known as HealthCare.gov. It is likely to take weeks, if not months, to learn if the Justices will even take up the petition. It also is not yet clear how -- or if -- the Obama administration will appeal the first ruling.

House Republicans draft new
border bill after vote
collapse, Senate unlikely to act
Fox News, by Chad Pergram    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/1/2014 12:17:56 PM     Post Reply
House Republican leaders, a day after failing to get a vote on their border crisis bill, are scrambling to piece together a new version before lawmakers break for the August recess -- even though there´s little chance of any bill getting to President Obama´s desk in the near-term. Sources say the Republicans´ new version of the bill adds additional funding for the National Guard and includes additional restrictions aimed at preventing Obama from passing executive orders giving a reprieve to new groups of illegal immigrants. The new measure´s price tag is said to be $694 million, up from $659 million -- but

Drone carrying contraband
crashes at S.C. prison
Associated Press, by Meg Kinnard    Original Article
Posted By: snakeoil- 8/1/2014 12:12:20 PM     Post Reply
COLUMBIA – A drone carrying cellphones, marijuana and other contraband into a South Carolina maximum-security prison never made it inside the 12-foot-high razor wire fence, and authorities said Wednesday they are looking for one of two people accused in connection with trying to sneak it in. The search has been ongoing since April 21, when officials found a small, crashed drone in bushes outside the walls of Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, according to Corrections Department spokeswoman Stephanie Givens. At the site, Givens said that officers also found materials that inmates aren’t supposed to have, including the phones, tobacco products, marijuana

  


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Trump selected to advance
in Bills’ sale process
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/1/2014 12:05:33 PM     Post Reply
BUFFALO, NY — Donald Trump remains in the running to purchase the Buffalo Bills. Trump’s attorney, Michael Cohen, confirmed in an email to The Associated Press on Thursday that the real estate mogul has been chosen to advance to the next round of bidding to purchase the team. Cohen said he was informed of the decision by Morgan Stanley, the banking firm overseeing the sale of the team for late owner Ralph Wilson’s estate. “Mr. Trump’s significant wealth, name recognition and real estate knowledge makes him a viable option,” Cohen said. Trump is bidding on his own after electing against being

´If we don´t get our soldier back,
we should start levelling Gaza´:
Palestinians face new wave of bloodshed
as ceasefire breaks down after Israeli soldier*
Daily Mail [UK], by Mark Duell**    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/1/2014 12:00:13 PM     Post Reply
The Foreign Office is urgently investigating reports that a soldier thought to have been captured by Hamas fighters in Gaza is a British Israeli. Lieutenant Hadar Goldin, 23, is believed to be from a family of Jewish immigrants and the third cousin of Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon. He disappeared when a humanitarian ceasefire brokered by the United States and the United Nations collapsed into more bloodshed just hours after it was supposed to take effect. Reports of the kidnapping provoked a furious backlash from Israel, with former deputy defence minister, Danny Danon saying: ´If we don´t get the soldier

Tearful mother of slain USC student:
´My son, my son, my son´
Los Angeles Times, by Rosanna Xia, Kate Mather    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/1/2014 11:52:34 AM     Post Reply
The mother of the USC graduate student killed near campus last week could barely stand as relatives addressed reporters for the first time Thursday outside an Alhambra funeral home. Jinhui Du, dressed in black and shaded by large sunglasses, kept crying as a cousin spoke about Du´s 24-year-old son, Xinran Ji. "My son, my son, my son," Du cried in Chinese. "How can I live when you are gone?" Ji´s father, Songbo Ji, kept his eyes clenched shut, shaking his head in grief as he held onto his wife.Delayed by visa issues, the couple arrived in the U.S. from China

Angry Dems Say Republicans Want
to ´Return Children to Their Deaths´
Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/1/2014 11:50:05 AM     Post Reply
"Republicans want to indiscriminately return children to their deaths!" Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-Calif.) said in remarks on the House floor on Friday, as members of the House of Representatives were forced to delay their August recess to deal with a border appropriations bill. Cardenas was one of many Democrats who blasted Republicans for wanting to stop the flow of illegal immigrants into the United States. And in a bit of political theater, the Friday morning debate was interrupted by dozens of Democrats stepping forward in futile attempts to bring up the "comprehensive immigration reform bill" passed by the Senate. Each request to

  


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GOP tsunami coming as even
Dem-leaning voters bolt: poll
Washington Times, by Tom Howell Jr.    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/1/2014 11:45:10 AM     Post Reply
Slightly more Americans identify as Democrat than Republican, but recently history indicates that edge isn’t enough to make up for the energy GOP voters will hold this November, according to Gallup. “That Republican Party turnout advantage leaves the Democratic Party politically vulnerable in midterm election years when they do not have a significant cushion in partisanship,” the pollsters said. A narrow, 2-percent lead for Democrats is similar to what Gallup measured in 1994, 2002 and 2010 — strong years for Republicans. “In years when Democrats enjoyed a wide lead in partisanship, even as Democrats turned out at lower rates than Republicans, the electorate

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

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

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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