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Former Majority Leader Eric
Cantor Surprises GOP by Stepping
Down for Good of the Party & Country
Independent Journal Review, by Michael Hausam    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/2/2014 6:37:52 PM     Post Reply
According the the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Eric Cantor has announced that he will be stepping down early. On Thursday, he bid farewell to the House in a speech on the floor that also expressed strong concerns over the state of the nation and the world: (Video) After suffering a surprise primary loss to a political newcomer and a relatively-unknown local college professor, Dave Brat, Cantor planned to stay in Congress and assist other Republican candidates in the upcoming election season. He explained the reason for the change of heart in a special guest column: During this time of transition for me and

Tiger Woods´ struggles continue
ESPN, by Bob Harig    Original Article
Posted By: SoCalGal- 8/2/2014 5:32:55 PM     Post Reply
AKRON, Ohio -- Asked after his round Saturday at Firestone Country Club which holes he was the most pleased about through three rounds of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, Tiger Woods went the humorous route. "The 19th," he quipped. He smiled, but for Woods it was another day of frustration at a place where he has so often dominated. (Snip)"If I could just hit the ball a little better," Woods lamented. "I hit it pretty decent today, which was nice, I just didn´t (putt) well at all again. I couldn´t get comfortable with my setup and it just kind of worked out that way."

Barney Frank on Obamacare rollout:
‘They just lied to people’
Washington Times, by Kellan Howell    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/2/2014 5:18:40 PM     Post Reply
Former Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank questioned President Obama’s honesty regarding the rollout of Obamacare in a recent interview. He told The Huffington Post on Friday that he was shocked at the mishandling of the new health care law. “The rollout was so bad, and I was appalled—I don’t understand how the president could have sat there and not been checking on that on a weekly basis,” the former Democratic congressman told the website. “But frankly, he should never have said as much as he did, that if you like your current health care plan, you can keep it. That wasn’t true. And you shouldn’t lie to people. And they just lied to people,”

  


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Tiger Woods curses at cameraman
during Bridgestone Invitational
Los Angeles Times, by Dan Loumena    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 8/2/2014 5:05:17 PM     Post Reply
Tiger Woods struggled to a two-over-par 72 during the third round of the Bridgestone Invitational on Saturday and lost his cool along the way when he cursed at a cameraman who was closely following the former No. 1 golfer in the world. Woods hit a shot from the rough after a wayward drive at No. 6 when he began walking up the fairway as a cameraman came dashing his way. Woods appeared to begin to swing his club in anger toward the ground when he realized the cameraman was too close for comfort. He then not-so-politely asked the cameraman to give

New Book Says Hillary Clinton Blamed
Bill´s Infidelity On Abuse As A Child
CNN, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 8/2/2014 3:50:34 PM     Post Reply
Hillary Clinton told an interviewer in 1999 - the year after the Monica Lewinsky scandal rocked Bill Clinton´s presidency - that the President´s infidelity issues stemmed from his abusive mother and led to a sex addiction for the former president. (snip) "He was abused," Clinton told Franks. "When a mother does what she does, it affects you forever." Clinton continued: "I am not going into it, but I´ll say that when this happens in children, it scars you. You keep looking in all the wrong places for the parent who abused you."

Obama kicks off birthday
weekend golfing with pals
Fox News DC, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/2/2014 3:47:03 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama is starting his birthday weekend with a round of golf before escaping to the Maryland mountains. Obama turns 53 on Monday. In what´s become an annual birthday tradition, he´s joining friends on the green for an early morning round at Andrews Air Force Base in suburban Maryland. He´ll board Marine One later Saturday for the short helicopter flight to Camp David, the presidential retreat in the Catoctin Mountains. The White House says presidential pals Mike Ramos, Bobby Titcomb and Greg Orme round out Obama´s foursome. All three are longtime friends dating back to Obama´s childhood in Hawaii.

Kenyan man who wanted to ´marry´
Bill Clinton´s daughter passes on
Standard News (Kenya), by Vincent Mabatuk    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 8/2/2014 3:42:34 PM     Post Reply
Baringo, Kenya: A Kenyan man, who surprised the world 14 years ago when he offered former US President Bill Clinton 40 goats and 20 cows for his daughter’s hand in marriage has died. Godwin Chepkurgor, 45, was on Friday evening killed by a stray elephant at Ol-debes village in Mogotio, Baringo County. Residents said the father of four was busy photographing a herd of elephants when he was ambushed, chased and crushed by another jumbo which was trailing him from behind. At the scene of the incident, broken tree branches and huge stones smeared with human blood and flesh indicated the struggle he

  


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Forty questions for the
international media in Gaza
Washington Post, by David Bernstein    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 8/2/2014 3:31:16 PM     Post Reply
1. Have you or any of your colleagues been intimidated by Hamas? 2. Do you feel restricted in your ability to ‘say what you see’ in Gaza? 3. How do you feel about the Spanish journalist who said Hamas would kill any journalist if they filmed rocket fire? 4. Has Hamas pressured you to delete anything you have published? 5. Has Hamas ever threatened to take your phone, laptop or camera? 6. Has Hamas ever taken the phone, laptop or camera of a colleague in Gaza? 7. Have you seen Hamas fighters in Gaza? 8. If yes, why have you not directly reported Hamas fighting activity when

Breaking: Israel Supporters
Evacuated From Front of White
House Under Police Protection
Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/2/2014 3:27:43 PM     Post Reply
From Front of White House– Dan Merica, associate producer for CNN Politics has sent out a series of photos and reports on social media about Israel supporters being evacuated in police vans from in front of the White House after being surrounded by menacing Hamas supporters. Merica was there covering a pro-Hamas rally by the communist terrorist support group ANSWER being held at Lafayette Park. Merica reported Cornell West spoke at the rally. (Photographs, Captions) The police set up a barrier around the pro-Israel protesters in front of the White House. But that was not enough.

Bibi At 28
Power Line, by Steven Hayward    Original Article
Posted By: MDMuskrat- 8/2/2014 3:20:49 PM     Post Reply
The video below shows 10 minutes of a 28 year old Bibi Netanyahu (identified as Ben Nitay for some reason) appearing on the old PBS show “The Advocates” commenting on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He handles Fouad Ajami quite easily. Worth a look. [This is all the text. It is the video that´s astounding.]

Russia’s Military Is Already
in East Ukraine. Will There
Be a Full-Scale Invasion?
Daily Beast, by James Miller    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 8/2/2014 3:20:30 PM     Post Reply
Right now Russia is moving troops, armor, and advanced antiaircraft missiles toward the border with Ukraine. In the last 48 hours, dozens of videos have been uploaded to social-media sites that show Russian armor very close to the border, many of them confirmed to be within mere kilometers of Ukraine. On Thursday, my team at The Interpreter definitively geolocated Russian armor only 2,000 meters (and closing) from the border and a Buk, the same type of missile that likely took down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, only a few hours from being within range of Ukraine’s air force. Columns of tanks

  


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IDF to complete destruction of Hamas
tunnels by Sunday; Troops begin withdrawal
Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Yaakov Lappin    Original Article
Posted By: Honeybadger- 8/2/2014 3:04:47 PM     Post Reply
The IDF has destroyed Hamas's flagship terrorism project; its network of cross-border tunnels that snuck under the border into Israel. The military also began to pull its forces out of the Gaza Strip on Saturday evening. Hamas has spent five years preparing this strategic threat; the IDF wrecked 31 tunnels in two weeks. By Sunday, all of the tunnels the IDF knew about, or discovered during the offensive, will be destroyed. A few tunnels that Israel doesn't know about may remain intact. Many of the underground passages were designed to send heavily armed murder squads into Israeli villages for killing sprees, and attack army positions from

´IDF will continue its mission according
to Israel´s security needs,´ PM says
Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/2/2014 3:04:04 PM     Post Reply
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu held a press conference at the Kirya military headquarters in Tel Aviv, as the IDF began withdrawing its troops from the Gaza Strip. "The IDF has neutralized many terror tunnels that took years for Hamas to build," Netanyahu said at the start of his address to the nation. "The IDF has had many achievements and successes since the beginning of the operation, hitting thousands of targets, including command center, arms factories, and terrorists." "This is a complicated mission, in an urban, built-up area, with direct contact with civilian population," he said. "I am proud of our soldiers who are doing an

Sen. Rand Paul: Hillary Clinton
not "fit to lead the country
CBS News, by Jake Miller    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 8/2/2014 3:03:09 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said Hillary Clinton is not "fit to lead the country" Friday, mocking the former secretary of state´s comments about her wealth and condemning her response to the September 2012 attack on a U.S. facility in Benghazi. Paul´s scathing words could provide an early look at the arguments he will deploy against Clinton if they both decide to run for president. They came during a speech in Kentucky before a crowd of several hundred GOP activists. Paul opened his speech by joking that he was losing sleep over Clinton´s money problems, according to National Journal.

Massachusetts to let police
chief deny gun buys to those
deemed unfit
Washington Times (D.C), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/2/2014 2:46:24 PM     Post Reply
Massachusetts lawmakers sent a bill to Gov. Deval Patrick’s desk for passage that puts police chiefs in charge of deciding whether or not a person is fit enough to own a gun — and gives them the power to deny purchases in certain cases. “We seek not to be the safest state in the nation, but strive to make our communities the safest in the world,” said House Speaker Robert DeLeo, Reuters reported. Mr. Patrick supports the measure and is expected to sign it into law soon. Critics say the new authority for police holds potential to become a Second

  


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U.S. spy plane flies into Swedish
airspace without permission to
avoid Russian fighter jet
Washington Times (D.C), by Kellan Howell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/2/2014 2:41:09 PM     Post Reply
U.S. Military officials confirmed that a U.S. Air Force spy plane dodged the Russian military by flying into nearby Swedish airspace without permission. A RC-135V/W Rivet Joint reconnaissance plane conducting a mission in international air space July 18 had to alter its course when Russia began tracking the plane with land-based radar, CNN reported Saturday. The Russians then sent at least one fighter jet into the sky to intercept the American plane, U.S. officials told the news network. In order to shake off the radar tracking as quickly as possible, the spy plane crew made the call to fly into

Inside the tunnels Hamas built: Israel´s
struggle against new tactic in Gaza war
Observer [UK], by Harriet Sherwood    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 8/2/2014 2:05:29 PM     Post Reply
Israel-Gaza border - The entrance is a deep vertical shaft, usually hidden in a house. It drops down a dozen metres or so before reaching a horizontal passage, lined with concrete and electric cables. Most are around a metre wide and perhaps 2.5m high, barely enough to accommodate a man carrying a heavy load of weaponry. The tunnels descend deeper, reaching up to 30m below the surface. Most are between one and three kilometres long and have many entrances and branches. They interconnect with other passages and with bunkers used as command centres and weapons stores and to keep Hamas´s

U.S. doctor infected with
Ebola arrives in United States
Reuters, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/2/2014 12:51:58 PM     Post Reply
The first of two American aid workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus while in Liberia arrived in Georgia the United States Saturday morning. A chartered medical aircraft carrying Dr. Kent Brantly touched down at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, Georgia shortly before noon, a base spokesman said. Brantly was then transferred to Emory University Hospital via ambulance. This marks the first time a human case of Ebola virus has been present in the United States. A previous outbreak of an Ebola virus strain did occur in a commercial monkey house in Reston, Virginia in 1989. That particular strain

Ends up Lois Lerner was e-mailing
her husband with the conservative knock
Washington Post, by Josh Hicks    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/2/2014 12:48:29 PM     Post Reply
Republicans this week released e-mails showing that former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner expressed scorn for conservatives in an e-mail to an unidentified recipient — the name was redacted. Lerner’s remarks would be troubling if she sent them to another IRS official, but it ends up that she was communicating with her husband, Michael Miles, according to unredacted copies of the exchange that Democrats leaked on Friday. To review, Lerner used the term “__hole” to describe extreme conservatives after Miles complained about “the whacko wing of the GOP,” adding that “right wing radio shows are scary to listen to.”

House Republicans vote to
strip protections for half a million
young immigrants in ´dead-end bill´
amid political furor over border crisis
Associated Press & Daily Mail [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/2/2014 12:46:52 PM     Post Reply
House Republicans have passed legislation to shut down a program by President Barack Obama granting deportation relief to immigrants brought here illegally as kids, with many calling the bill a dead-end as the Senate leaves for summer break. [Snip] It also would block Obama from awarding work permits to other immigrants here illegally. The bill was supported by conservatives who demanded it as their price for backing a separate measure dealing with the crisis of unaccompanied minors flooding the border. The Senate has already adjourned for Congress´ summer recess so neither bill stands a chance of becoming law.

  



Charges dropped against
customs agent in sting
Arizona Republic [Phoenix AZ], by Michael Kiefer & Daniel González    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/2/2014 12:38:39 PM     Post Reply
PHOENIX — Lauro Tobias had worked for 10 years as a federal customs agent when he was targeted by undercover investigators trying to root out corruption at the Lukeville, Ariz., border crossing where he worked. Tobias was indicted in March 2013 and charged with transporting $100,000 in proceeds from drug sales on two occasions. Later that year, he was re-indicted on the same charges, plus computer fraud and bribery. Except there were no drug deals, he never saw the alleged money, and he was accompanied by his supervisor, who was really an undercover officer conducting a sting operation, according to his

Runaway Sierra Leone cyclist is found...
but now their three relay squads go
missing as team says it doesn´t want
to go back to Ebola-ridden country
Daily Mail [UK], by Steph Cockroft    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/2/2014 12:36:10 PM     Post Reply
A Sierra Leone cyclist who ´vanished´ from the Commonwealth Games in an apparent bid to avoid going back to his Ebola-stricken country has been found - but several of his teammates do not want to return home. The plea from the athletes was made as Sierra Leone sportstars failed to turn up for four separate events, sparking fears that even more of the country´s athletes could be going missing. It comes as the World Health Organisation issued a warning about the epidemic of Ebola in West Africa - which they now say has killed more than 700 people in four countries.

Joe Biden spent more than a
million dollars flying to his home in
Wilmington - and $12,406 to play golf
with Obama, claims shocking new book
Daily Mail [UK], by Francesca Chambers    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/2/2014 12:30:36 PM     Post Reply
In The First Family Detail, Kessler, an award winning investigative journalist, dishes on several of Biden´s dirty little secrets, including his affinity for skinny dipping and for taking private trips on his taxpayer funded helicopter and plane ´as if taking a taxi.´ [Snip] ´The cost of the flights is doubled because after dropping him off in Delaware or picking him up at Andrews, the Air Force has to fly the plane empty,´ Kessler explains. Biden frequently makes same-day trips on the plane as well, a Secret Service agent reportedly told Kessler. ´ "The Air Force Two guys pull their hair

Krauthammer: World’s Anti-Semitic
Reaction to Gaza ´Orwellian´
Breitbart´s TV, by Jeff Poor    Original Article
Posted By: Donttaxmebro- 8/2/2014 12:12:05 PM     Post Reply
On Friday’s “On the Record” on the Fox News Channel, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer discussed his latest Washington Post column, which criticized the role Secretary of State John Kerry has played in the Israel-Hamas conflict. Krauthammer pointed out the latest breach of a cease-fire by Hamas has given Kerry the opportunity to walk back some of his efforts that gave Hamas the benefit of the doubt. But the other problem for Israel has been the inability to win over public opinion around the world. “The rest of the world's reaction to what's happening in Gaza is Orwellian,” Krauthammer said. “It is shocking, especially in

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