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Whoopi Goes Off on ‘Friend’
Donald Trump for Ebola Tweets:
‘Do Your Homework’
Mediaite, by Eddie Scarry    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/4/2014 2:48:51 PM     Post Reply
Whoopi Goldberg on ABC’s The View Monday took aim at Donald Trump for tweets he put out recently that objected to Ebola-infected Americans returning to the U.S. Repeatedly referring to Trump as “a friend,” Goldberg said Trump’s tweets were “dopey,” “idiotic” and “stupid.” She rightly noted that Ebola is not transmissible through the air, but only exchanging bodily fluids. “Do your homework, Donald. Just do your homework. … Before you say something that dumb– you know better than that. Come on.” Trump sent out a series of tweets Friday protesting the return home of two Americans infected with Ebola overseas.

Obama wants to fight ´mean Congress´
The Hill (Washington, DC), by Amie Parnes    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/4/2014 2:44:56 PM     Post Reply
The White House’s emerging strategy for the midterm elections is to run against a “mean” Congress. President Obama has made that tack known more than ever in recent days. In the last week, he’s accused Republicans of getting into disagreements with themselves over the border supplemental funding and for not being able to pass “plain vanilla” legislation. He asked them to “stop hating” and “being mad all the time.” And he mocked House Republicans for suing him and added, “And I said to Speaker Boehner, tell your caucus the best way to avoid me acting on my own is work with me

James Brady, White House press
secretary under Reagan, dies
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/4/2014 2:41:01 PM     Post Reply
James Brady, the former White House press secretary who was badly wounded in the assassination attempt against President Ronald Reagan and later became an advocate for gun control, has died. He was 73. His family announced Brady´s death in a statement released Monday afternoon, saying he "passed away after a series of health issues." "Jim touched the lives of so many and has been a wonderful husband, father, friend and role model," his family said. "We are enormously proud of Jim´s remarkable accomplishments -- before he was shot on the fateful day in 1981 while serving at the side of

  


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Liberal Constitutional Law Prof:
´Violation of Criminal Law´ Not
Required for Impeachment
Breitbart Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 8/4/2014 2:28:14 PM     Post Reply
One of the nation´s most prominent constitutional law professors emphasized that one of the biggest myths about impeachment is that it "must involve a violation of criminal law." After calling for President Barack Obama´s impeachment on the pages of Breitbart News for his lawlessness on illegal immigration, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin said that more Americans, many of whom have been led to believe by politicians and the media that only criminal offenses are impeachable, would be in favor of it once they found out what impeachable offenses actually are. Writing in the Washington Post, Jonathan Turley, the George Washington

The Long-Hours Luxury
American Magazine, by Tino Sanandaji    Original Article
Posted By: EagleBlurst- 8/4/2014 2:27:50 PM     Post Reply
The United States and most other industrialized countries have experienced a rapid increase in inequality since around the 1970s. Unsurprisingly, the discussion of inequality has become politicized. Some deny the increase in inequality entirely, in spite of overwhelming evidence. Others exaggerate the magnitude of inequality, for example by claiming that all income gains have gone to the rich. The estimates of income distribution by the Congressional Budget Office avoids several common methodological problems. The CBO adjusts for declining household size and uses a broader definition of income that includes pension and health care contributions by employers. Between 1979 and 2010

Obama welcomes Congolese strongman to
the US and gives him dinner at the White
House although he presides over the ´rape
capital of the world´ and ran a ´child army´*
Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/4/2014 2:23:34 PM     Post Reply
On Sunday the White House welcomed a controversial head of state who got his start as chieftain of a ´child army´ in a 1990s genocide, presides over the world´s biggest safe haven for rapists, and has been linked to the murders of human rights activists. Joseph Kabila, president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, has given Barack Obama a continent-sized black eye, and this week ´s high-profile U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit--the largest-ever gathering of African leaders by an American president--is barely underway. [Snip] ´Kabila is everything that’s wrong with Africa rolled up into one evil package,´ a senior congressional aide close

The News Media Now Reports
All Weather as “Extreme”
Canada Free Press, by Alan Caruba    Original Article
Posted By: snowcloud- 8/4/2014 2:10:16 PM     Post Reply
In a desperate effort to keep the global warming hoax alive even though it is now called “climate change”, the meteorologically challenged print and broadcast media is now declaring all weather “extreme” these days. The Media Research Institute recently analyzed broadcast network transcripts between July 1, 2004 and July 1, 2005, along with those between July 1, 2013 and July 1, 2014. What it discovered was the network coverage of “extreme weather” had increased nearly one thousand percent! As Sean Long reported, “during that time, extreme weather was frequently used by the networks to describe heat waves, droughts, tornadoes, hurricanes, and winter

  


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The absence of moral courage
Washington Times, by Wayne Dupree    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/4/2014 2:07:39 PM     Post Reply
Moral courage is the ability to act rightly, in accordance with our values, in spite of popular opposition, threats of shame and scandal, or discouragement from expected backlash. As Abraham Lincoln once said, “Be with a leader when he is right, stay with him when he is still right, but, leave him when he is wrong.” For the most part, America has been silent on calling out Barack Obama, or even their own representatives, for gross ineptness and an unwillingness to follow the will of the American people. In Washington, D.C., our so-called leaders have arrogantly decided it’s their way, and their way only, occasionally telling us their actions are in

During Israel´s unilateral cease-fire,
dozens of rockets fired from Gaza
Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/4/2014 2:03:06 PM     Post Reply
Israel said the IDF will hold fire in most of the Gaza Strip for seven hours in order to allow the entry of humanitarian aid into the Strip and displaced Palestinians to return to their homes, starting at 10:00 a.m. on Monday. During the cease-fire dozens of rockets were fired from Gaza on Israel, the IDF confirmed. Seventeen projectiles landed in Israeli territory or near IDF soldiers operating in Gaza, one rocket was intercepted by the Iron Dome rocket defense system, and eight rockets landed in other areas of Gaza. There were no injuries or damage caused in the rocket

Michelle Obama isn’t banning
bake sales, birthday cake
Washington Post, by Gail Sullivan    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 8/4/2014 1:59:27 PM     Post Reply
“Put Down the Cupcake: New Ban Hits School Bake Sales” a Wall Street Journal headline warned. The Daily Caller blamed the first lady: “Michelle Obama’s Meddling In School Lunches Now Causes BAKE SALE BANS.” But no, the government isn’t waging a war on brownies. School bake sales haven’t been banned as some recent headlines have suggested. Nor does little Johnny have to bring carrot sticks instead of cupcakes to share with classmates on his birthday. New rules requiring healthier foods in public schools took effect July 1 as a result of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act passed in 2010.

Mayor Collins: ´Our water is safe´
Blade [Toledo, OH], by Nolan Rosenkrans    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/4/2014 1:37:17 PM     Post Reply
The ban of drinking water in northwest Ohio was lifted early today, after tests of Toledo water showed safe levels of the toxin microcystin. Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins announced at a 9:30 a.m. news conference that all tests in the city showed non-detectable levels of the toxin, meaning that a ban of consumption of the water that had been in place since early Saturday morning was lifted. “Our water is safe,” he said. To demonstrate his confidence, Mr. Collins finished the news conference by drinking a cup of Toledo water. “Here's to you Toledo, you did a great job," he said. City leaders said the cost of dealing with the crisis was high,

  


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Police: Illegal immigrant
involved in fiery crash
Cincinnati Enquirer, by Ally Marotti    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 8/4/2014 1:34:38 PM     Post Reply
Police say several people fled from the scene of a crash in Deer Park that ended with a ruptured fuel system and damaging fire. A 2005 Chrysler side-swiped two parked cars in the 4200 block of Hegner Avenue at about 2:30 a.m., according to a news release from Deer Park police. It then rear-ended and forced a parked Ford Taurus into a parked van, which ended up pushed into a yard. The fuel system in one of the vehicles ruptured, causing it to ignite. The fire damaged three vehicles involved, according to the release. The driver and as many as two other people

2 dead, 6 hurt in shootings
on South, West sides
Chicago Tribune, by Rosemary Regina Sobol*    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/4/2014 1:34:02 PM     Post Reply
A 17-year-old boy was one of two people killed in six shootings late Sunday and early Monday morning on the South and West sides. The boy, later identified as Jerome N. Harris, was shot about 9 p.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of West 112th Place in the Morgan Park neighborhood on the Far South Side, authorities said. He was taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Thomas Sweeney said. Harris, who lived in the 11000 block of South State Street, was pronounced dead at the hospital at 9:57

Can ants save Earth from global warming?
Press Trust of India [New Delhi], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/4/2014 1:25:12 PM     Post Reply
New York - Ants may be cooling the Earth by helping trap carbon dioxide from the environment, a new study has claimed. A long-term experiment tracking the ants´ effects on soil suggests they cooled Earth´s climate as their numbers grew. "Ants are changing the environment," said lead study author Ronald Dorn, from the Arizona State University in Tempe. Certain ant species "weather" minerals in order to secrete calcium carbonate — better known as limestone. The process traps and removes a tiny bit of carbon dioxide gas from the atmosphere, Dorn said. This ant limestone factory is a small-scale version of the massive

A Not-So-Good Man in Africa
Politico, by Joshua Hammer    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 8/4/2014 1:22:01 PM     Post Reply
At the Barack Obama Secondary School in Nyang’oma Kogelo, in the highlands of western Kenya, teacher Maurice Okech Othiambo remembered the excitement that swept the village when Obama was elected president. Obama had visited his ancestral home in Kenya in 2006 as a U.S. senator, and received a rapturous welcome. In July 2009, locals watched enthusiastically as he laid out his grand vision for a reinvigorated relationship between the United States and Africa. Standing before parliament in Accra, Ghana, on one of his first trips abroad as president, Obama proclaimed “a new moment of promise,” and declared the continent to

  


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State Rep. Ford pleads guilty to
misdemeanor in bank fraud case
Chicago Tribune, by Jason Meisner    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/4/2014 1:21:05 PM     Post Reply
State Rep. LaShawn Ford pleaded guilty today to a single misdemeanor tax count after federal prosecutors agreed to drop 17 felony counts that he committed bank fraud and made false statements. Ford’s lawyer, Thomas Anthony Durkin, praised the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the courage to drop the most serious charges against the four-term West Side legislator. Ford appeared to have tears in his eyes after the court hearing. (Snip) By pleading guilty to only a misdemeanor, Ford will be able to hold onto his seat, Durkin said. Under federal sentencing guidelines, he could be sentenced to up to 6 months

Democratic activists were behind
controversial Klan ads in Mississippi
Washington Examiner, by David M. Drucker    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/4/2014 1:14:59 PM     Post Reply
A Democratic activist has claimed responsibility for controversial radio ads that attempted to tie Mississippi Senate candidate Chris McDaniel to the Ku Klux Klan. Ruth Harris, 65, of Jackson, Miss., said she and five other like-minded Democratic women pooled their resources to fund three radio spots urging voters to support Sen. Thad Cochran over McDaniel, a state senator, in Mississippi’s contentious June 24 GOP primary runoff. Harris’ claim counters charges leveled by the McDaniel campaign that the Republican Establishment and GOP operative Henry Barbour were responsible for the ads. In a telephone interview with the Washington Examiner on Monday morning, Harris said

Unaccompanied Minors Released on
Lavish Vacation Spot, Virgin Islands
Breitbart Texas, by Kristin Tate    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/4/2014 1:13:41 PM     Post Reply
HOUSTON, Texas -- Several unaccompanied minors who entered the U.S. illegally have been relocated to and released where many U.S. citizens cannot afford to bring their own families on vacation: the Virgin Islands. Subsequent to being caught illegally crossing the Texas-Mexico border, more than 30,000 unaccompanied minors have been released by federal agents in states across the U.S. While the majority of the minors have been set free in large states like Texas, Virginia, and California, a Health and Human Services (HHS) document shows that four were set free in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The picturesque Virgin Islands, located in the

US sent Latin youth
undercover in anti-Cuba ploy
Associated Press, by Desmond Butler & Jack Gillum *    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/4/2014 1:13:08 PM     Post Reply
Washington - Fernando Murillo was typical of the young Latin Americans deployed to Cuba by a U.S. agency to work undercover. He had little training in the dangers of clandestine operations — or how to evade one of the world´s most sophisticated counter-intelligence services. Their assignment was to recruit young Cubans to anti-government activism, which they did under the guise of civic programs, including an HIV prevention workshop. Murillo was instructed to check in every 48 hours and was provided with a set of security codes. "I have a headache," for instance, meant the Costa Rican thought the Cubans were

Walsh should drop
out of Senate race
Missoulian [Missoula, MT], by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/4/2014 1:11:06 PM     Post Reply
Plagiarism is a big deal. It is an act of deception that has serious consequences - not the least of these being a loss of trust. U.S. Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., says he did not intentionally plagiarize the research paper he submitted to Army War College in 2007. The paper, which is a requirement for a master’s degree, was thoroughly analyzed by the New York Times and posted online as well for readers to draw their own conclusions. The Times’s analysis - and conclusion - pointed out that Walsh’s paper did not just incorrectly attribute a few statements. It lifted entire passages

  



Alabama burglar breaks into Vietnam vet´s
home, smokes his dead wife´s ashes
New York Daily News, by Lee Moran    Original Article
Posted By: JoElla Bee- 8/4/2014 12:54:46 PM     Post Reply
A bungling Alabama burglar broke into a Vietnam War vet´s home and smoked his dead wife´s ashes - because he thought they were drugs. The still-at-large bandit reportedly tried to blaze up the remains of Phillip McMullen´s spouse Christine after finding them in a plastic box. But, after not liking the taste, he threw them up under a tool box. McMullen - who was staying with friends out of town when his Citronelle home was broken into - also had fishing rods, a knife and a chainsaw stolen in the raid. And the former soldier said it had made him

Neighbors feared 12-year-old
murder suspect
WJXT-TV [Jacksonville, FL], by Hailey Winslow    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 8/4/2014 12:47:59 PM     Post Reply
Jacksonville, Fla. - Residents at a Westside apartment complex where a 12-year-old murder suspect used to live said they were terrified of him. Sharron Townsend was arrested Thursday on a murder charge after police said he randomly shot and killed a 54-year-old homeless man in June. Townsend used to live in an apartment off Indian Lakes Court. "No good. I don´t have anything good to say about him," said one woman who didn´t want to be identified. Neighbors said Townsend was always in trouble, starting fights and even begging on the corner, pretending to be homeless.

13-year-old arrested in
Cape Coral stabbing death
News-Press [Fort Myers, FL], by Michael Braun and Kinfay Moroti    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 8/4/2014 12:47:48 PM     Post Reply
Nearly a quarter-mile off the road, Thomas J. Bergstrom, 51, built a 20-foot-by-20-foot compound of pallets and bright blue tarps. A transient, that´s where he hooked up a TV and watched it from his scruffy recliner near 100 NE Pine Island Road. Anthony Cashdollar found him Saturday morning, stretched out on the ground, blood congealing on his arm and mouth, just feet from the recliner. "I was so shocked, I just sat my hand on his back," Cashdollar, 18, said Sunday night, adding that he called "Tommy, Tommy, Tommy. ... Then it hit me that Tommy was dead."

The Obscure Drug With
a Growing Medicare Tab
New York Times, by Charles Ornstein    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/4/2014 12:44:02 PM     Post Reply
An obscure injectable medication made from pigs’ pituitary glands has surged up the list of drugs that cost Medicare the most money, taking a growing bite out of the program’s resources. (Snip But Medicare has imposed no limits, leaving such decisions to the private insurers paid to administer its drug program on the government’s behalf. Medicare accounted for around a quarter of Questcor Pharmaceuticals’s sales of Acthar in 2012 — and that proportion is growing. Medicare cannot bar access to medications like Acthar, even in the face of rising expense and questions about efficacy, Aaron Albright, a spokesman for the

Winston Churchill´s Brilliant Plan
that Almost Prevented
the First World War
American Thinker, by Jeff Lipkes    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 8/4/2014 12:24:28 PM     Post Reply
On Wednesday, July 29, 1914, the British Cabinet met to discuss the European crisis. Time was running out: Austria-Hungary had just declared war on Serbia, and that afternoon would shell Belgrade. In just two days, Russia and then Germany would mobilize, and the diplomats and politicians would be sidelined. (snip)In his midnight letter to his wife on July 28th, Churchill, after expressing his sense of guilt over his excitement about the looming war, continued in another vein. “Yet I would do my best for peace,” he wrote. …and nothing would induce me wrongfully to strike the blow… I wonder whether those

Off-Duty Border Patrol Agent
Shot and Killed
KRGV (Rio Grande Valley TX), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/4/2014 12:12:32 PM     Post Reply
(Video) WILLACY COUNTY - An off-duty Border Patrol agent was shot and killed while fishing with his family. Two suspects are in custody. Border Patrol spokesman Omar Zamora told CHANNEL 5 NEWS the agent was shot in the chest Sunday night after an attempted robbery. According to Zamora, the gunmen saw the agent had a gun in his holster and opened fire. Willacy County Sheriff Larry Spence said another person was also injured in the shooting. That person was identified as one of the Border Patrol agent´s relatives. Both victims were driven to the hospital in personal vehicles. Border Patrol

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